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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 6, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta Plastering! Plastering! PUitering. Given. STRIKE SETTLED SUNDAY Prolonged Simple Between the Coal Company and its Men at an of the Setdeaenl- Men Back at Work. SAVE MONEY NOW I can' tell you loU now in Tabor for f 100, that will be gelling at in a month's time. G Farming Land for sale iho. W. F. RUSSELL Ettate Agent Tabor, Alta. SMOKE Lethbridge Belle Havana Smoker T. W. HANRAHAN MANUFACTURER The Strike is settled" wore the- words' which travelled hrough -the city on Sunday night, was delimited. Thto s-jt Uement meant, not only Unit the- nines would resume work, but that the threatened coal famine in featchewan would bo relieved. The irerald foK confident that trike would be sottlevl as a re.suU, of the Deputy Minister of Latcr's visit. IHs explanation of conditions n Saskatchewan applied to bulh parties to the arwl they set to work to come to terms if at nil nwr.t before strangers, provided they niiikfl Application within a roascn nblo-period. TO r'UTUIvE It Is tho desire of tho company that its employees without distinc- tion shall work together harmoni- ously ati-cl fair treat- ment in all respects, but whence there shall lw a dispute or grievance on thu part of one or more of which-can bo ad.iustxxi by a to tho Hi lioss tlw same may be appealed to the Superinten- dent of the Mine, and fail'iivg an ad- possible: Things ran along fairly justuient by. him, may lx> -further s moot-lily at the conferences between tho representatives of tho men nnd poalod to the General Manager of tin. Company, The man or men the company until the question of a may make tha necessary closed shop came up. Then there a dillerence of opinion immed iatoly. UN'IH'ilUJROUND DAY WOUK. Brattice- Men .30 per hour. Tim-LxTuum .30 per hour. Drivers'.30 per'hour. Track Layers .30 per hour. Miners on Co.'s Work .30 per hour. Couplers (nieu) .30 per hour. Couplers (boys) .10 to 2f> per hour according to age. Switch Hoys .11'to .25 per hour according tu ago. .30 hour. 1'ipo Fitters .30 per hour. I'umpmcn .3'2 per hour, Cngei-s .30 per hour. Car pushers .30 hour. Stablemen SG3 per month. Pick Curriers .ii to .'25 per hour according to ago. Clutchnvjii .30 per hour. OUTSIDE LAJiOH. Milk? Top Cagers .2-1 per hour. Dumpers .24 hour. Car Trimimers .24 per hour, ttreasers (Boys) .10 to .17 per hour Is according to age. Kn-g-i'nc 'Tender .lit por hour llox Car Loader Engineer .30 Pickers (Boys) .10 lo presentations in person or the mediation of a committee of hour. two of the 'company's employees.) Slate Failing an adjustment by ar.- appeal jp0r hour'according to It was then decided that -an inter- to the General Manager the Com- Tally'Itoys" .1.2 i per hour. view with John Mitchell, the. Int.jr- pan.v's employees may, if they so lie- .24 per hour, national President, ought halp -uat- sirCi m-er tny matter in dispute to Dear on beiiali of thu 'Jnitwl ol Ainvrica., to vhicli late employees of the A. it. 1. Co. 'belong, we desire to answvr your communication in lo bring to a closo tho dis- pute uxist'.ny at- the ui-inos, we beg to subnet tlie follow- ing proposals, provided that the Compar.y will waive their .objection to their employees belonging to tlw L'lvkod MiiKi Workers oi America And will agjxx; to open ncgotiauoivs and endeavor to an siuiiliar to prevailing tho coal fwld. And provided that upon iailuro to agree on.any question or -questio'.w in dispute, the Company will ugrtw to submit -tiki question or questions in dispute to an Arbitration lioai'd composed of four members, two to be chosen by the company and two to be chostni by the mir.'crs tow on strike. Jw event of thair failure agree, the Arbitrators to have power to cull, in umpire, EASTERN TOWNSHIPS BANK CAPITAL HEAD OFFICE WM. FAUWELL JAMES MACKIXXON, SI SHERBKOOKE, QUE, PRESIDENT MANAOEU to full H01CE I ANDIES B EST READ UNS City Bakery F. C. CooKe, Prop. Synopsis Of Canadian North-West. HOMESTEAD REGULATIONS. IJtY section o Dornlnlor IB Manitoba, Siafcaichewan ant1 excepilnt 3 an1 DOI reserved. may Aoinfiaieided by inr person who tb bead of i family, or any mile 13 rears of ice. 19 the extent of oue-qtiarter section 01 more or lew. fc'ry nUBt be ciitie jiersonallr >t the loci off ee for the dUtrict la which the land It- The h'-mcBteader {a required to perform the condlt connected therewith under one oJ the fjllo-JrluK plank.: 1. All-ait rx months' residence upon anc ,m of the land In each year for ters alcms and Mackenzie King, ac- companied by P- H. Shernmr: J. Sharpe, the Union representatives started for Indianapolis. Premier Scott, of Saskatchewan, joined ths party at .Moose Jaw. They laid tha entire case before ilr. Mitchell with the result that on Sunday the Union officials received instructions from Indianapolis, which resulted in the following terms being agreed upon: The Company does not object to its employees being oc not being ruenrbers of any organization-, all employees of the Company, vhv-lher members of an organization or not, shall be upon an equality in the Company's employment. CHECK H3EAN. The Compar.y will permit the ap- pointment of a check w-eighinan whr-n ever the men so desire, and is w.ll- ing deduct from its cm-ployc'ss through the pay roll the amount1 noc- 55 Branches and Agencies in Canada Crnnclios lately byenc'd in Alberla I GOLEM AN TABER arbitration and both parties filial! agree to alwde by the awaixi of th2 arbitrators.The arbitrators shall, in tho first place, be two in number re- presentatives respectively of the Company and the men, and ehnll nut be either mine operators or miners. In the event of the fail tire of the.arbitrators to c. me to an agreement they shall endeavor to select a thittl arbitrator and in t event their failure- to agree .ipon such a third arbitrator they shall xj.Tuest tha Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alberta to act as such third arbitrator, or to name some one to act in his behalf, and the awurd of'the majority of the .''Ar- bitration Board thus shall final. The costs of the or- bHration to be bome as the Board of Arbitrators may direct. SCHEDULE OF WAGES. Blacksmith .35 per hour. Blacksmith Helper. 2-1 per hour, Carpenter per hour. Carpenter Helpers .21 per hour. Car Repairers .21 per hour. Machinists' .30 to .35 per hour. Machinists''helpers .21 hour. Hoisting Engineers .35 per hour. Haulage Engineer .30 per hour. Leading Fireman (Man holding cer- tificate-) .30 per hour. Uieciston shall be linul and buj .17 on both parties. The Arbitrators to be chosen i no-t IKJ mine operators or nJ-n.-rs. Tho Arbitrat'ion JJoard to have mil power to render a decision 'which bhall Ixi binding on both a term commencing on tlw date of resumption of operations and termin a ting on ths First of Novtouxber 1907. If the above proposals are acceptt-d r'y Ova Company, we agree to advise our men to return to worn immid lately, upon the uiKierstaiKli'ng that the nK'n now on strike be given prj- E. Ewin, Frank E. Brine, Miiiinger Bank Dep-irtuiGMit hi Connection General Banking Business On MONEV ORDERS issued payable at pur at any bank Canada (Yukon also at principal points in England and United States, rates: nml under............ ;ic' to lOc to 5c to Eastern Townships Bank, Tober Firemen Helpers and Ash Wheelers ference-in employment before _ stnm- S. If rather If the fnhf r ts of hone teider r (.ides up >t. farm ID 'he rlclult; "f 'DC rur tb ai reatdence ma be ait-nflcd bj scch pefhOB ienlilmK with the farcer nothet If tl.e r- iidetict- farming Und uvrned bj him tn the: hume-tiead, tbe r, ,uirc.. eni satisfied rolucncc upui; the naic land. 91x notice In wrltinf ohould be glvei. to the of Dominion Lauds at Ottawa of intention to spply fur patent. tT of the Minister of the Interior cssary for the payment of such chjck weighman. NO COLLECTION FOR UNION DUES. The Company will, except In the case of deductions for the of check weighman, make no collec tions through the pay roll, save in respect of rent, doctor and hospka 'ees, coal, powder, oil and other supplies furnished by the Company and if the men so desire, for tho sick benefit fund and library. HE-EMPLOYMENT OF STRIKERS. The Company agrees that tiny of its employees involved in the strike shall lie "given preference in employ- REAL ESTATE and GENERAL AGENTS Floor Southard Blcck Pest Office Box 3 elepb.one No. 122 Laborers .20 per AH coal to be paW for on basis; one ton to be considered pounds. Pick rate for Pillar and Stump work .GO per ton. Pick mined rooms to be paid at rate of .82 per ton. Machine runners (rooms) .13 per ton. Machine Scrapers (rooms) .09 per ton. Machine loaders (rooms) per ton. Machine Runners work) .19 por ton. Machine Scrapers (Narrow work) .14 per ton. Ifachlne Loaders (Narrow Work) -77 per ton. .24 per hour. Other Outside hour: All other Conditions and prices to remain on the same basis as thsy were previous to Jfarch last. The proceodings toward a settle- ment of the strike commenced rn Xov. lo, u-hen W. L. Mackenzie King- Deputy Minister of Labor, arrived here from Ottawa, lie i mined ot into touch with the interested artics, urging the threatened toal amiTic in Saskatchewan as a reason or settlement. He first ddressed the following letter to oth parties: Leave your order for a barrel of Ontario at Kean ff A carload of fancy Ontario stock due to arrive this week. Choicest Confectionery by the Ganonpfs, Lovmey's. 'BoycVs and Paulin's, in fanqy boxes or bulk, All of Fruits, Nuts, etc. Ice Cream on order. of your attention. J. W. Kean Co Opposite P. O. .'Phone 93 Glazing Graining W.M. Painter and' Decorator I Carriage Painting a specialty Kebomining Paperhanging TOWN LOTS LoU im Blocks w and Apply to H.MACKTH Eitete and Intannce. It's wearing along toward THE DAY. Soon, very soon, we will all be ready to celebrate the gladdest time of the whole year. There's a deal of deciding and buying to be done bt'fon- then, of get among the right sort of selections, and i the deciding won't be difficult. Those who arc looking NOW are doing so with and bye crowds are unavoidable, wiili the customary hustle and bustle. This store is anxious to give its very best service to EVERY CUSTOMER. The store and all that it contains awaits your consideration. OF ONE thing wo are that you will be sure to appreciate our efforts to show goods. Our stock it stands to-day measures up to a standard of our own making. For a long time we have been selecting here, there and every- it's your turn. Corneas soon as you can. Stay as long as you like. Tell your friends about us. And please remember before you call that there is every reason that you can think of why this store appeals more than any other to your artistic sense, your love of novelty, and your desire for economy. R. A. WRIGHT, The Jeweler Loth-bridge. Alta... Nov. 23rd, '08. I have received this morning from he Saskatchewan Government com- which state that the nost distress is existing throughout he province on account of an'actual coal famine at the present' time, and hat this distress increases hourly, vrth the "prospects of coTisefiuences ho ir.ost alarniing. if immed'Iatc re- icf is not afforded. From the inter- which I have had with repre sentatives of each oi" the parties to he and from circum- stances which have arisen, it appears o me probable that any settlement i-hich it may be possible to reach will be as a result of negotiations necessarily more or less prolonged. It seems desirable, therefore, to consider if some means can not be oimd whereby m the public interest nnd to save families from freezing ih their homes work at the Lethbrirtge can 'be resumed 'imraadia tely, the parties agreeing to a mo- :lus which will permit of the differences botwcen them being amio y adjusted, without prejudice to the interests of eiiher. and at the same afford as speedy relief as may lie possible to those who are experiencing actual suffering from a continuance of the present dispute. It would appear that such a ivemli might be arranged, were ths respective parties to tha dispute to agree to refer to arbltrat'ior.' such differences as it may not bo possible pending The above proposals arc offered on of our 'Ijccausa realize that considerable suffering prevails -in the provinces oi ALljei'ta and Saskatchewan owing to tfe shortage of fuel, being desirous of alleviating the suffering of innocent people, u-e have agroed to your in tervention and propose the foregoing llespectfully submitted oil (behalf of the vorkmcn now on strike. JOS. SHARP. F. H. SHERMAN'. 1'ETEIt PATTERSOX. J. R. GALV1X. DONALD McXABB, S. A B. CllAUB. THE COMPANY'S ANSWER 25th. to adjust by conciliation; further conciliation further proceedings and a possible arbitration, the Companx on its part agreeing to accept tha services of.the men formerly in its mploy so far as the same can be utiii7ed in increasing the output of the mines to their fullest, capacity as rapidly as possible; the men on thcfir part agreeing to waive all question of change of conditions until such time as an agreement may arriv- ed at by conciliation or arbitration, on the understanding tbs terms ot such agreement shall, so far possibh; bo made to apply in the case of each cmpJoyce from the date at wW.ch such employee may return to work so that he nxxy have tha fuil benefit of any advantages accruing thereunder as if such agreement hud fiecm in force at the time of his re- turning to the Company's service. I would be obliged If you kindly inform me at your earliest conxxrniencc if such a nvociiw viv-ntli would, in view of the great public emergency, jbc acceptable to you. as one of the parties to the present putc. I have tb? honor-to bo Your obedient servant, (Sgd.) W. L. MacKENZIE KINtf, Minister of Labor. W. L. Mackenzie King. Esq., Deputy Minister of Labor, Lethbridge. Alberta. Dear Ansvering yours of the 23rd stant, it is needless at this time go over the history of the coal strike.. The Company believed and still be- lieves that It was paying its men IfeKr wages at the of the strite, and no evidence hus, as yet, been furnished to the contrary. One principal point at issue was an increase of wages. The rn'mo -vas shut down for about three months, ami as tha ma.or.ty of tha men re- fused to return to work, we mining coal new men. know that if such of our old experienced men, as we.could emp.r.y were to return to work, we could in- crease our output more rapidly than by breaking in men. We are the pioneers In ths coal mining industry in this country, and operated our mJnes until a few years a period of at least fifteen one cent of profit to our proprietors, and it can- not bu claimed that we ever tried to take advantage of the public. re realize the seriousjicss of the situation, and to aid, in so far we. are able, in relieving the distress that will be occasioned by a short- age of coal this winter we are pre- pared to discuss an increase of wag- es with aby person you sec fit to call in as representmg the men. I have had tha greatest difficulty i: Call and see Our Stock and you are sure of being satisfied The Leading Tinners. Plumbers, Steam and Hot Water Fitters. Telephone 116. communicating tha Managing Hreotor since your arrival here, ow- ing to his -having been culled to Ot- tawa on account1 of the of famiiy, and regret the delay in giv ing you an which is, that in order to relieve the situation, tin Company is prepared to increast th wage? of the men. Che fioicl Jlrlinqion I FRED. RODNEY, PROP. GOOD ..ACCOMMODATION FOR THE TRAVELING PUBLIC KXCEiiENT'CUISINE BATHS HOT AND COLD WA'E3 A.DAY LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA ROYAL HOTEL I TABER, ALTA. I Irvine Lemon, Proprietors Rotes and per Day FREE BUS-MEETS ALL TRAINS SAMPLE KOOMS IN CONNECTION To this letter 'Ihft were received: rcplirss i FROM THE UNTON. Alta., Xov. 23, "06. W. L. Mackenzie King, Deputy Minister of Labor, Yours truly, L. NA1SMITH. General Ma'.ia A long conference vas hehJ on 25th twtwecn Mr. fflingT Mr. mith and rcprcsc-nt of the min- ers with the result the agree mctrt. finally. was drmwri up At the time it was not acceptable to tho men as a body and it was thcr.- that ;t was (techfotf interview Mitchell with the result that te con- to the agrwriKnt. The minors on Sunday and after a long discussion accepted the terms. The final scene .to the jjle was enacted on Sunday about eight o'clock, when Mr. >fais- was called v.jKm nncl notified that, trw terms had Ijcen accented arxl tho strike was Since the settlement the old hands have -been returning ..to work freely and as soon as the entire mi he is got irrto old time output of coal will ho ksAvinij the mino. Night and day shifts will be worked and Continued On page ten. The Hotel Windsor H. E. MIEBACH, Proprietor Every attention given the travelling public feed Stable in connection Telephone 47 Landseekers7 and Rancher's Headquarters RATES, PER DAY We handle only the best makes, Hockey Skates, 60c. to Hockey Sticks all prices. THE CENTRAL HARDWARE STORE ;