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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER II, (Ml. PAGE THREE. at the Hudson's Bav Stores Tht bo4May iplrtt to In tht air it MHT start. has caught the glad infection and we ?.re in the thick of tin Christmas flurry. Now Is ttncjuettfOftaMy the host buying Uma, and there Is every advantage in early selection. Only few days more in which to do your shopping and Chrfetmas will ba MSUM us. The Store is Lethbridge's drfctmu store, and any one who walked through our aisles this morning cotiMi doubt It We have aotomWod a thousand dollars worth of tremendous stock, ill of the Hudson's Bay standard. It Is beoaiMe of the oomptotonees of tfcto stook 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 bettor holiday trim than ever before. We would direct special attention to the items we list below. They have been selected with care and with a view to ataist you in the hurry of the Yutotide season. A HALF CAR OF UNOLf UM. AT UNDERFOOT PRICES We huve Jutst, unloaded tbis shipment and it is tlie biggest and best: assorted consignment we liaye liad for some time. Many of the patterns are abso- lutely _ 'liew. and such .pretty shades and designs are tcT, be seen. AVe have both the tile and flower effect. Why not take this opportunity to replace that' worn out piece of linoleum that lias been an eyesore for so lojig. You can't get such: quality for the price every day ami it's go- ing too fast.; All 2 yards wide. Prices, and WE CATER to OUT OF TOWN TRADE THE CHINA 1ECTION OFFERS ,rfV GIFT SELECTION GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR One oi our "busiest departments just now. And it is deservedly popu- lar too. We ha ye 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. .Jruit dishes and Spoon Trays, Cake Plates, and Biscuit Jars; and Dainty, Cups and Saucers 40c each. Tea, Sugar and Cream Sets, ami Handsome Japanese hand painted ''set; consisting1; of tea, cream and in beautiful leather, cases handsomely upholstered. A. most magnificent gift and suitable for presentation purposes. Prices mid NEED A TRUNK OR SUIT CASE FOR YOUR HOLIDAYS? When you go home for the holiays you don't want to ap- pear witli an old battened up trunk or disreputable suit case, do you Our line of 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 them down low for quick sale. Trunks in'all sixes and quali- ties. Prices and Suit Cases, strongly reinforc- ed and well made throughout. Prices and CUT CLASS THAT GLISTENS LIKE A GEM We are offering .big inducements in Cut Glass. -We have taken" a" big slice off the regular price, cjiu be more acceptable to a discrim- inating nousewife-fbaii 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. You liave really to see this beautiful line to "appreciate it. Port and Sherry, Decanters Salt and Pepper Shakers, Stirling silver tops, each. Bon Bon Dishes in pretty shapes and and Oil Bottles. V Spoon Trays> Water Jug, very prety desfjr" Celery Trays; shapes and -designs, Caraffe, heavy and a tasteful design. Whipped Cream Dish, y- Colonial Corset Vases Salad and An exceptionally beautiful design and pattern in creamers and sugars Whiskey Jug, THE C. BURT FINE SHOE FOR WOMEN Again we say the Edwin C.' .'Biift 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 of them and has had the 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, serrice and comfort at a reason-able 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 We give you a most cordial welcome, whether you pupchas.e or not. At ChristuiJis time -you want something" extra special, don't you. Come in. ST telephone .your wants and you will find that we have everything you could wish for. Important to every "house wife concerning- groceries are: the insurance of full purity, cleanliness in handling: and good.quality.and economy. that has not proved its purity quality by actual-test is permitted to enter this store. At this Yiiletide season we are well equipped with all the fancy groceries and fruits that are associated with Christmas, and we again extend a 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 Miied Nuts, 25c per Ib. Fancy Kaisins Christie's Fruit Cakes, 35c and 60c. :New honey in the comb Mince meat in new Fancy Biscuits Tetley's famous.Russian Tea Icings and Jellies Christie's and Lazenby's Plum Puddings, 35c. 60c, and 85 Something Extra Special in table figs sSc per Ib. Sweet juicy oranges Jap. Oranges Goodwillie's Preserves CHRISTMAS CONFECTIONERY overlook the Chocolates for Christmas, and what other brand is so suitable as Cad- 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- ment of bulk chocolates of well known makes, and will put your favorite variety in nice hox while you wait. Price Sic per Ib. Don't Overlook our make Acceptable The Hudson's Bay Company Stores The World of labor Afurs if WtriutpMi frukiy m Tfyks tf keresl It bra Ha, respMiiUe for to Views eipressd tkis NVJlil.il 1JU7> in for some adverse criticism are now iu a. healthy comli- A number of new members AUU lately, t tiou. j have been added, and I ar.i Informed that a long list is forthcoming at their next meeting. It is to be ed that this conditi.u of affairs will continue. On Sunday last the clerks held a most successful meeting. The follow- ing nominations were made for the ensuing A. Ritchie, H. Bannerman, W. F. Buchan and Geo. Shirley; Secretary, J. W. Wail- dell; Treasurer, .J, Tod; Recorder, .J. Murray; Guides, Miss Young, .Miss Thompson, and 3Iiss ilittLe. Owing to their next meeting' falltng during the Christmas season it was decided to meet on Sunday next at 4 o'clock, when, in addition to the ordinary business, the election of offic ers will be held. Merchants holding iiumca j tu IMU1CI yi UiV or come along to the next meeting. This is going to be one of the strong- est locals in city. It looks as if there were to be some trouble in the- jninhig camps ol the Nicola Valley Coal and Coke Companies. It will be that recently all the miners working for companies were organized the United iline Workers of America. Frank Shi-rman, President of District 18 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 ndoption 'of a clause'in the agreement that no member of the un- ion will wort for anyone who is not .a recoyrninwl contractor. Who is a control or shall in each case, where a- question arises, be submitted to a store cards whose clerks do not at-. j Joint committee of the partiifs tend will be asked to return same. The result of the municipal, elections furnished two the do- feat of some of the candidates and, second, the tie between Ashcroft and O'liver and the_ casting vote of the presiding officer, names of others Not to mention the amongst the "also surely there was something wrong when the candidate of the trades unionists only polled 33 votes. Someone must have blundered. ested and the decision shall be final. A special convention of the Interna- tional Brotherhood of Klectrica! Work ers, to be held in Springfield, 111., January 15, lias, 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 awl to investigate rum- ors of charges against the otlkers of the international. The greatest surprise, however, was iu the city secretary-treasurer giving his casting vote in favor of Oliver because, forsooth, there were one or two spoiled ballots and of these did A.shcroft receive a vote. But what about the large number of plumpers that the latter received these count for nothing in the cast- ing of a deciding The fact that there will be a'motion before the new council in the. near future for the re- duction of the salary of'the city sec- retary-treasurer may have wielded some influence in the casting of that vote, and when several of the candi- dates enterul (he field on the issue of the large increase OL wages to some of our civic ollicials, it seems to me that it would only, have been fair had some other official acted as returning officer. The chairman of the state text book, commission of Oklahoma has cancell- ed the contracts of two of the lirras which were successful bidders in the award oi contracts for furnishing text books for the public schools of that state. The concerns, were unable to fulfil the union labor provisions of the agreement, and in consequence lost the work, which amounts to hundreds of thousands of dollars ycarl3'. Cigarmakers" International Union of America will not hold a convention this year. An amendment to the con stitution designed to make a conven- tion possible has been defeated in the referendum the narrow majority of Be a King! The election of David means that a motion will be forth- coming for the redaction of salaries. I anticipate he will be success ful, but I warrant he keeps a wary eyeopen for the further advancements in this direction. If the plans of the United Associa- tion of Journeymen Plumbers, Gas and Steam Fitters succeed, these in- dustries will all be under one head, thus making the.union.one of the lar- gest belonging to the American Feder- ation of Labor. Well, still yt-hey come! A largely at ended meeting of the hotel and res- aurant employees' was held in the Balmoral Hotel, through the courtesy f the genial manager, Charlie Meeg- an. The local organizer of the American Federation of Labor was present and overed the details of the union in a omprehensive manner. After a num- jer of questions had been satisfactor- ly answered, it was unanimously de- cided to organize a branch of the H. R. E. U. The following interim of- ficers were Bert White; Vice-Preeident 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 vho have not already their names on the list which numbered about thirty, will be waited upon by the officers. The char ter will remain open for. sixty days, when the initiation fee will be increas ed. Wednesday evening, 6th January 1909, was fixed for the nest meeting, .L-if m t I I Well, Dad's new council, is elected and the electors didn't make such a bad job of it either. with Aid. Adams and Hutton and the four new men ought to be able to run the city ffjnily well, especially when David despair. For if a man elected pa kicker's ticket can't keep the 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 coiner to try it Therft will be a new committee or two this likely, as every one agrees that there should be a special committee to look after the parks and the boulevards. 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 woakj that the money spent would be to advantage. I thinV there arc xaen in the city who are not an- xious for municipal honors but who would willingly ssrre the city as an advisory" committee in making the city a thing of beauty and a joy for- ever. I wonder what North Ward wilt do now that they have not a represen- tative with his feet under the council table. They may come off better than ever as p.11 of the six will feel that it is to them to look after North Ward when it has no man of its own. It things don't go that way, permission or otherwise. It is too bad that five or six. good men could not have been elected to the four po- sitions but such being a physical im- possibility, North Ward, will have 'to trust to the bloomin' aldermen from this side, especially to those who pro- mised a "square deal to all." 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 if what cil to keep tab on everything. If af- tion to have a parks commission ap- fairs are cot run right next year the pointed, containing men who" point, a vigilance committee with pi en e ty o? time tjilk. to visit the conn- I hear is correct and I have got a pretty straight tip that it is. I am told that the civic employees are giv- Dad's son, that looks like a darn shame. There are more than half a dozen doctors in this burg all paying taxes and doing their little share to ward building up the city. It is no a square deal to have a civic officia take away their patients from them j and give them to another doctor, and nt 1 Alice Lord, business agent of the vaitresses' union ia Seattle, has been jtected as a delegate to represent hat organization, at tliie coming con- vention of the "Washington State Fed- eration of which is to.be held in. Walla Waliu. beginning January 7- Kiss Lord is known as one of the most active labor workers. in the state and largely due to her efforts the waitresses in Seattle have decided on the erecion of a home for sick and indigent waitresses. Already quits.a sum of money has been raised for the new- home and it is 'expected that work on the building will soon be started. arrangements are Restaurant in the Block will be the meeting and that there is a pull between two of the city bosses to sw which doctor 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 aew business and a mighty poor one. I hope Dad's council will see that the couple of officials don't have the whole say in the choice of doctors for ratepayers will give up in hopeless' soina eye to beauty and landscape andjcil meetings each time and chip in by [is going to get the plum. NOTT, to [the whole city staff. and until other made, the Model Dufferin place. Than the three interim officers none better could have been selected, and the way they are getting after the eligible members would make an old ti'HJies unionist blush. In the secre- tary-treasurer this new local has a gem, and :it will not be the fault of this officer if there are not more than a hundred members by the next meet- ing on the first Wednesday of the New Year. All employees in hotels and restau- rants outside the bartenders, of course are included in this union, and I have been asked to extend a cordial invi- tation -to the night and day porters, bookkeepers, and all other workers who have not been notified to hand in STAY BY LOCAL OPTION. iUoncton, N.B., Dec. a petition for the repeal of the ada Act. and in favor of licensing the liquor traffic in Westmoreland coun- ty, a vote was taken today, and re- sulted in sustaining the Act by a majority of about 700 votes. Monc- ton City went more than six hundred for the Act. The last vote on the question in the county was in 1899, when the Act was carried hv At a temperance meeting tonight it was decided to Sght for rigid enforcement of the liquor law. 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 of 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 tbat of the Typographical Uniori soems to be the nearest his sug- gestion. Tlie difference lies in the- wording. Along the long top bait circle is the word in the. centre "Federation of and in the bottom half circle, the name ol the union. While most trade union- ists are apparently in love with the design of their own label to the det- 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 irc'w'ill take the matter up an4 give it their ronsideratJon. The Salvation 'Army, it is announc- ed in England (despite the of its representatives to organized la- bor at intend shipping thousand more job-seekers to Canada in a few months' R. P. Petti- in Vancouver World. Taft Swears Off. (Toronto Globe a Hinnor nr.vrrdrntr in, the New York World, President-ekct Taft turned his wine glasses upside down and said he would never use intoxicants again. He has always- been a very abstemious man, Har- per's Weekly says, commenting the statement, and his action in re- pudiating John Barleycorn entirely the rapidly spreading belief thai Ike man with heavy work to do will do- it better as a "total abstainer. ;