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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1908. PACE Xmas at the Hudson's Bay Stores The holiday spirit is in the air everywhere at our store. Everyone has caught the glad infection and we are hi the thick of the Christmas flurry. Now is unquestionably the best buying time, and there is every advantage in selection. Only four days more in which to do your shopping and Christmas will upon us. The Hudson's Bay Store is Lethbridge's Christmas store, and any one who walked through our aisles this morning could net doubt it. We have assembled a great many thousand doiiars worth of tremendous stock, all of the Hudson's Bay standard. It is because of the completeness of this stock and its special readiness to suit every personal need rather than on account of its immense volume that we believe this store to be in better holiday trim than ever before. We would direct special attention to- the items we list below. Thsy have been selected with care and with a view to assist you in the hurry of the Yuietide season. We have just unloaded this shipment and it is the biggest and best assorted consignment we have had for some time. Many of the patterns are abso- lutely new and such pretty shades and designs are to be seen. We have both the tile and flower effect. Why not take this opportunity to replace that u-orn out piece of linoleum that has been an eyesone for so long-. You can't get such quality for the price every day and it's go- ing too fast. All 2 yards wide. C'-tt nA OC J.iivc-0. vJt.uv JUlCl WE CATER to OUT OF TOWN TRADE THE CHINA SECTION OFFERS GIFT SELECTION GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR One of our busiest departments just now. And it is deservedly popu-' lar too. have by far the greatest and most, comprehensive line of China Goods in the small priced practical ware to the artistic Chinese and Japanese China, and a nice line of cut glass. These few suggestions may assist you: CHINA FROM JAPAN AND CHINA The latest creations in fancy hand painted China. From the leading factories of far-away Japan and China. All original patterns of the most skilled artists and the assortment includes new and useful articles. Fruit'dishes and 'Spoon Trays. Cake Plates, and Biscuit Jars, and Dainty Cups and Saucers 40c each. Tea. Sugar and Cream Sets. and Handsome Japanese hand painted set consisting of tea. cream and sugar sets in beautiful leather cases handsomely upholstered. A most magnificent gift and suitable for presentation purposes. Prices and NEED A TRUNK OR SUIT CASE FOR YOUR HOLIDAYS? "When you go home for the holiays you don't want to ap- pear with an old battened tip trunk or disreputable suit case, do you? Our line of these ne- cessities will bear the closest in- spection both as regards to price and quality. A big shipment ar- rived a few weeks ago. and they did not move as quickly as we thought they might so we've marked the'in down low for quick sale. Trunks in all sizes and quali- ties. Prices and Suit Gases, strongly reinforc- ed and well made throughout. Prices and S iO.OO, CUT CLASS We offering big inducements in Cut Glass. We have taken a big slice off the regular price. Nothing can be more acceptable to a discrim- inating housewife than a dainty piece of Cut Glass, and we give you a good selection of beautiful styles from which, to choose. The fine workmanship of the true artist is displayed in each piece sold here. It is exceptionally brilliant and sparkles like a gem. have really to see this beautiful line to appreciate it. Port and Sherry Decanters Salt and Pepper Shakers. Stirling silver tops. each. Bon Dishes in pretty shapes and designs. and THAT GLISTENS LSKE A GEM Oil Bottles, Spoon Trays, Water Jug, very prety design Celery Trays in pretty shapes and designs. Caraffe, heavy and a tasteful design. Whipped Cream Dish. Corset Vases per pair Salad Bowls, and An exceptionally beautiful design and pattern in creamers and sugars Claret Jug, Whiskey Jug, THE EDWIN C. BURT FINE SHOE FOR WOMEN Again we say the Edwin C. Burt Shoe for Women. And we are going to keep right on talk- ing about this famous line of footwear for women, until every woman in the city has heard or them and has had tlie proof of their superiority by the test of wear. The Edwin C. Burt Shoe is made for the woman who is particular, the woman who de- mands footwear of style, service and comfort at a reasonable price. Our word for it that the Edwin C. Burt Shoe. will come up to the requirements, and you can depend upon it to give you greater satisfaction for the same money than any other shoe on the market. We are the ex- clusive agents in Lethbridge for this famous shoe. Prices and VISIT OUR GROCERY DEPARTMENT AYe give you a most cordial welcome, whether you purchase or not. At Christinas time you want something extrii special, don't you. Come in. or telephone your wants and you will find that we have everything you could wish for. Important to every housewife concerning groceries are the insurauci- of full weight, purity, cleanliness in handling and packing, good quality and economy. Nothing that has not proved its merits, its purity and quality by actual test is permitted to enter this store. At this luletide season we are well equipped with all the fancy groceries and fruits that are associated with Christmas, and we again extend a most cordial invitation to visit this department and witness our splendid prepar- ation. Check this over and see that you have not overlooked any import- ant items. Delicious eating apples. Dried peaches or plums Mixed Nuts, 2oc per Ib. Fancy Raisins Christie's Fruit Cakes, 35c and 60c. New honey in the comb ATlllOP nip-if in in-pn.. nsiiv. s.-i-l, _------- -.a.ii.1'-', iiy ucvv Fancy Biscuits Tetley's famous Russian Tea Icings and Jellies Christie's and Lazeuby's Plum Puddings. 35c. 60c. and 35 Something Extra table figs 20c per Ib. Sweet juicy oranges Jap. Oranges Goodwillie's Preserves CHRISTMAS CONFECTIONERY Don't overlook the Chocolates for Christmas, and what other brand is so suitable as Cad- bury's? Famous 'the world over for purity and wholesomeness, their delicious flavor and the way they are put up, it is little wonder they have become well nigh indispensable. Prices 35c, 65c, 90c and a box, "We also have a large assort- in ent of bulk chocolates of well known makes, and will put your favorite variety in nice box while you wait. Price 50c per Ib. Don't Overlook our make Acceptable Gifts The Hud s Company S Contributed by a Labor .Mao, who is responsible for the Affairs of Workingmen Frankly ajid Impartially Dis- jj Views expressed in cussed. Correspondence on Topics of Interest to this Column Labor Classes Invited I The re-tail clerks' union, which has come in for some adverse criticism lately, are now in a hy condi- tion. A number of new members have been added, and I am informed that a long list is forthcoming al their viexfc meeting. iainc-s to eiihw 01 the officers, or come along to the next meeting. This is going to be one of the strong- est locals in the city. liia.1 tills of affairs continue. On Sunday last the clerks held a I j most successful meeting. The follow- j! ing nominations were made for the ensuing .A. Kitchie, JH. Bann'erman, F. Buchan and [JGeo. Shirley; Secretary. J. W. dell; Treasurer, .J. Tod; Recorder. J. {Murray; Guides. Miss Young, Thompson, and Miss MittJe. Owing to th'Sir next meeting falling during the Christmas season it was decided to meet on Sunday next at -l- o'clock, when, in addition to the ordinary business, the election of It looks as if there were to be It is to be hop-j some trouble in the mining camps or Nicola Valley Coal and Coke Companies. It will be remembered thft recently ail the miners working jers will be held. Merchants holding store- cards whose clerks do not at- I tend will be asked to -return same. j ________________ The result of the municjpaL.elections furnished txvo the de- feat of some of the candidates and, second, the tie between Ashcroft and Oliver and the casting vote of the Not to mention the amongst the "also j presiding officer. names of others surely there was something I wrong when the candidate of the i trades unionists only polled 33 votes. i Someone must have blundered. i The greatest surprise, however, was i.iu the citv secretary-treasurer ;his casting vote in favor of Oliver ibecause, forsooth, there were one or I two spoiled ballots and on. none of j these did Ashcroft receive a vote. But? Iwhat about the large number of plumpers that the latter received Do I these count for nothing in the cast- of a deciding vote? The fact that there will be a motion before the new council in the near future for the re- i cmctibn of the salary of the i retary-treasurer may have wielded for these companies were organized under the United Mine Workers..of America. Frank Sherman, President of District IS of the U.M.W. of A., is on the spot and will look after the interests of the'miners. A feature of recent termination of the painters' strike in Denver, 'Col., which had been on since May, was the adoption of a clause in the-, agreement that no member of the un- ion will wort..for anyone who is not. a recognized contractor.. Who is a contractor shall in each, case, where a question arises, be submitted "to a. joint committee of the parties inter- ested and the decision shall be .final. A special convention of the Interna- tional Brotherhood of Electrical Work ers, to beheld in Springfield, 111., 15, has been called at the- request of twelve'of-the largest locals- in the country for the purpose'-of con- sidering matters of importance to the Brotherhood and to investigate rum- ors of charges against the officers of the international. The chairman.of the state text book commission of Oklahoma .has cancell- ed the contracts of. two of the firms which were successful bidders in the- award of contracts for furnishing text books for the public schools of that state. The concerns were unable to fulfil the union labor provisions ofY the agreement, and in consequence lost the work, which amounts to hundreds of thousands of dollars yearly. International TJnion of America wiil not hold a convention this year. An amendment to the con some influence in the casting of that stitut ion designed to make a conven- v0te, and when several of the candi- 'lion possible has been defeated in the by 'the narrow majority dates entered, the field on the issue of j the large increase of wages to some of our civic officials, it seems to me ithat it would only have been fair had jj; some other official acted as returning officer. I Be a King! i means that a The election of David motion will be forth- i coming for the reduction of salaries. i I do not anticipate he will he success ful, but I warrant he keeps a wary jeyeopen for the further advancements i in this direction. referendum of 300. If the plans of. the United Associa- tion of Journeymen Plumbers, G-as and Steam Fitters succeed, these in- dustries wiil all be under one head, thus making the union one of gx'St belonging to the American Feder- ation of Labor. "Well, .still they come! A largely at Alice Lord, business 'a-reat of the waitresses' union in Seattle, has been elected as a delegate to represent that organization at the coming con- vention of the Washington State Fed- tended meeting of the hotel and res- oration of Labor, which is to be held j taurant employees was held in the j Balmoral Hotel, through the courtesy of the genial manager, Charlie Meeg- ban. IJ The local organizer of the American Federation of Labor was present and covered the details of the union in a comprehensive manner. After a num- ber of questions had been satisfactor- ily answered, it was unanimously de- cided to organize a branch of the H. R- E. U. The following interim of- ficers were Bert I White; Vice-president Miss Harper; Secretary-Treasurer, Miss Haggar. It was decided to affiliate with the Leth- bridge Trades and Labor Council, but the election of delegates was left over until the charter arrives. The char- ter membership was fixed at a very nominal figure, and those who have not already their names on the list, which numbered about thirty, will be waited upon by the officers. The char jjter will remain open for sixty days, when the initiation fee will be increas ed. Wednesday evening, (3th January j 1909. was fixed for the next meeting, arrangements are Restaurant in the Block will be the meeting in "Walla Walla beginning January Miss Lord is as one of the most active labor workers in the state, and largely due to her efforts the waitresses in Seattle have dc-eided on the erecion of a home for sick and indigent waitresses. Already quite a sum of money has been raised for the new home and. it is expected that work on the building will soon be started. and until other made, the Model Duffer in place. Than the three interim officers none better could have been selected, and the way they are getting after the In delivering an address on the ad- option of a general label before the Central Labor Union of Brooklyn, Benjamin Wood made the statement that were seventy-two different la- bels issued by the crafts affilia- ted with the American Federation o! Labor, and he could say without fear of contradiction that in ninety-nine-- cases out of a hundred no trades un- ionist knows much, or for that mat- ter, anything at all. about the labels of other crafts. His proposition is that all. labels have the same appear- ance, and that of the Typographical Union seems to be the nearest, his sug gestion. The difference lies in the- wording. Along the long top half circle is the word "American." in the- centre "Federation of and in- the bottom half circle, the name of the uuion. While most trade union- ists are apparently in love with the eligible members would make an old j design of their own label to the det- I DAD'S the Lord Mayor's Son Dad's now council is elected and the electors didn't make such a bad job of it either. Dad with Aid. Adams and Hutton and the- four new men ought to bo able to run the city family well, especially when David despair. For if a man elected on a kicker's ticket can't keep the causes for kicks non-existent who can? Last year when Dad's council was elected I undertook to appoint, the chairmen of committees for him but he didn't take my advice, so I am not going to try it again. There will be a new committee or two this year likely, as every one agrfecs that there should a special committee to look after the parks and the boulovards. The beautifying of the city will be one of the important matters before the council next year and a strong committee should be selected for that who would see that the money spent would be to advantage. I think there are men in the city who are not an- xious for munir.ipal honors but tvho would serve the city as an advisory committee in making the city a thing of beauty and a joy for- King is on hand every night at coun- j -vork. It would bo better to my no- cil zo kcc-p tab on everything. If af- fairs are not run right next year the ratepayers will give up in hopeless tion to have n parks commission ap- pointed, containing men who have eye to beauty and landscape and I wonder what North Ward will do now that they have not a represen- tative with his feet under the council table. They may come off better than ui'cr as all of the six will -feel that it is up to them to look after North V.'anl when it has no man of its permission or otherwise. It is too bad that five or six good rnea could not have been elected to the four po- possibility, Norch Ward will have to trust to the bloomin' aldermen from this side, to those who pro- mised a "square deal, to all." Dad's son, that looks like a darn shame. There are more than half a trades unionist blush. In the tary-troasurer this new local has a gem, and it will not be the fault of this oflicer if there arc not more than a hundred members by the next meet- Oil I "C U I O L t i y W I Year. All employees in hotels nnd restau- rants outside the bartenders, of course are included in this union, and I have been asked to extend a cordial invi- riment of every other label, yet there is a great deal to be said for the ad- option of a uniform union label, and it is to be hoped that the powers that bo will take the matter up and give it their consideration. There will be or ought to be a good sized row kicked up when this civic employee medical attendance contract business comes up before the council. That, is there will be a if what I hear is correct and I have got a pretty straight tip that it is. I am own. Tf things don't go that way, told that the civic employees are giv the ratepayers over there may ap- cn choice of one or two doctors point a vigilance committee with p'len ty of time and talk to visit the coun- cil meetings each time and chip in by and that there is a pull between two of the city bosses to see %vhich doctor is going to get the plum. Now. to dozen doctors in this burg all paying jtatiori- to the night and day Porters, taxes and doing their little share to- bookkcePcrs. and all other workers ward building up the city. It is not! have riot been notified to hand in a square deal to have a civic official take away their patients from them and give them to another doctor, and each rioctor gets his little cheque at Petition for the repeal of the Can- Tho Salvation Army, it is announc- ed in England (despite the assurance- of its representatives to organized la- bor at intend shipping ten thousand more job-seekers to Canada, in a few months' p. Petti- piece in Vancouver World. the end of the month according to the number of men he has on his list. But this business of hogging the whole thing and not allowing'the men to say what doctor they want to pre- scribe a dose for the baby is a new business a.nd a mighty poor one. I hope Dad's council will see that the thing is done on the square and a couple of officials don't have the whole say in the choice of doctors for the whole citv staff. STAY BY LOCAL OPTION. AFoncton, N.B., Doc. a da Act aril in favor of licensing the liquor traffic in Westmoreland coun- ty, a vole was tnken today, and re- sulted in sustaining the Act by a majority of about 700 votes. Mo'nc- Taft Swears Off. (Toronto Globe.) a recent according to the New York World, President-elect Taft. turned his wine glasses upside down and said he would never use intoxicants again. He has always- beta a very abstemious mart, HOT- Ciiy went more than six hundred por's Weekly says, commenting for the Act. The last vote on the question in the county was in 1899, when the Act was carried by 235. At a temperance meeting tonight it was decided to fight for rigid enforcement of the liquor law. on. the statement, and his action in re- pudiating Barleycorn entirely is one of the most significant, signs of the rapidly spreading belief that the 'man with heavy work to do will do it better as a total abstainer. ;