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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta LITHBRI DOE, ALTA., lATUKDAY, FEBRUARY I, II The World of labor Affiitt V Wiitiifftei Fruklj id Upirtiiliy Dii- outet Ctrreifideict Tepics literati Uto Cluws hmted Coitrihrtri by i LiW MM, wWU respMsiUe fir the expend iu tUs Prom returns received at the De- partment of Labor to December 31st; it would appear that 168 labor or- 'gamzations were formed during 1908 dissolved. By provinces the record was as Nova Scotia New Brunswick P.-E.I. Quebec Ontario x Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Yukon Unions Formed 21 14: '2 24 38 10 9 21 .28 1 Unions Dissolved 1 12 '23 :'2 3 6 4: The above is an extract- from the January number of the Labor Ga- zette to hand. This Gazette is pre- pared and' edited at the Department 'of Labor, Ottawa, and published monthly. The subscription price is 20c. a .year, payable in advance, and is easily within the reach of every worker. This Gazette contains am- ongst other interesting topics of la- bor, the reports of trade conditions existing from month to month from Sydney, N. S., to and including Brit- ish Columbia.' Any of my readers desirous of subscribing for this Ga- zette-may do so at the Herald office any time. A' recent ..decision., affecting labor may be of interest in these strenuous times of injunctions. In Victoria. B. C., it is evident that workmen may prescribe conditions for admission to their unions. The following appears ib: the January number of the Labor Gazette: 'I The Bricklayers' and Masons' Un- ion. of Victoria won an .important .case in the judgment, of the full "court, in the suit of Graham vs. Knott, the .latter being tary of the union. In effect the de-' elision relieves .union of liability to any applicant: who refus es-to submit for a test'for admis- sion into the union and Jails to Be- cure employment as a result of his refusal to comply with the union's conditions. They may'threaten -a strike if he is 'employed and not be liable. -vGraham was a stone cutter, recent ly. arrived from England. On ar- rival, at Victoria, he. applied, .for "admission: to the Bricklayers' and Masons' Union, but refused to sub- mit to their test. 'Later he secured ernplpymont.. .but his employer re- ceived a notice from the union threatening a strike if he were not dismissed. This was repeated wherever he secured work. Graham sued' the union, and Judge Lamp- man held that there was actionable wrong and that he was" entitled to remedy. -Chief Justice Hunter and Justices Morrison and Clement, 'however, unanimously allowed the- union's appeal, holding is no.; actionable wrong, the union showing no malicious intentions, but merely protecting itself. If; space permits week I will publish Judge Lampman's address. I can assure my .readers that this will be very interesting reading, but owing limited space have perforce .to hold it over.- ,.'t A Saturday afternoon holiday h; Groat Britain was the" custom so ia.r back as the 13th century..; 'As far: are: qbneernwl, Pittsburg, i agaiV a strictly umoii on Thursday, Jan. T, the Post, Ga- zette-Times and Chro i.cic-Tftlegrain scale; --and. .with Cittsburg Typographical Union. the condition of the labor market in Australia, and the necessity of pro- venting further immigration. This example might well be copied by all Trades and Labor Councils in Cum- da, more especially those who con- cern themselves too much with affairs which do not concern them locally. Since this column was started I have bad hundreds of enquiries from my readers us to where they could get this union made article and where to the other. To solve this prob lem, I-have decided to ask the mer- chants carrying union made godds" to forward a Hst for publication in this "coluifln. and for tho benefit of the .-large number of union men in the city I trust the merchants will accept this otter. Any dealer 'ottering union label goods, for sale; can have his name and business juidress inserted upon this list, free of charge, by for- warding same to the Herald office, c.-o. Labor' World, with information specifying manufacturer of goods hand led. .There are dozens of unions as good as the Typographical Union but none "better. To prevent the -labor market -being flooded state-aided immigration, the Sydney Labor Coun- cil has decided to communicate with the vwith a view to making united representation to the labor party in Great Britain as- to' An exchange has the following which will do no union'ni'emTjer any harm, to When a union elects a member to an''-official position, it does so not to make, him a .target for-censure and that he may be a -centre around which the members shall ga- ther: to make effective the -'work of. the- organization. This is a, lesson that has not taken hard enough hold on the minds of" union-members.-" -There is a peculiar perversity pos- sessing many union people that makes them knock the man they have elect- ed to office. They seem to have an idea that because thev have elected d .v brother to office they have a dog him to their heart's content. fEhey treat him very much the way the Indians used to treat their squaws -ronly. worse. "The his squaw work, but he didn't have much to say, while the union man piles all the .work -of the organ- ization on the shoulders of .the officer and a heap of abuse on his head. If the union members who are puilty 6f this folly would have as much to say in the way of. boosting as they nave in the way of knocking, how easy'would be the- work, of the offic- ers and how successful the organiza- tions! -Think it over. the department of commerce and la- bor, to discuss questions vital to the wager of the country. The conference will consider the mislead- ing information that causes much of the immigration. Thtr heade all important organizations vrili partici- pate. Among those invited, besides Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, is An- drew Faruseth of San Francisco, pres- ident of the Seamen's The Executive Council of the Amer- ican .Federation of Labor have sent out an.appeal for funds for the de- fence of Gompers, anc Morri- son, ostensibly, in their light against JFudge Wright's decision, but it is in defence of the labor move- ment.. The decision, if sustained, will a. hard blow to the trades union movement. Not on- ly does this appeal effect central bod- ies, but each union and union man is effected; and all should contribute their mite' to this cause. Cqntribu- l-tions may be sent to Frank ilorrison, i Secretary -of the American federation of G. Wash ington, "D.'C., who will acknowledge receipt of same. Shall it be Freedom or Slavery.' The Labor Co 17.ess at Portsmouth; Eng., last week passed a resolution by j a vote of 462.000 to endors'- ing the Socialistic platform. Daniel J. Keefe, commissioner gen- eral of immigration, has, sent invita- tions to more than a score of prom- inentJe.aders. asking them to partici- pate in the? proposed "council pf la- be held on February 10 at A resolution to prevent labor mem- bers from appearing in support of any measures on the same platform as members of the capitalist pariy, was rejected by to Palpitation of the Heart. One of the fiwt danger signals that aii- nounr-e something wrong with the heart is the beat or violent throb. Often there only a'ttutterinj or an "all gone" sinking foeHiig; oraguiji, may a most vLJcnf DIM ting, with fuell- ings of the skin ami visal-le puhuitious of the Arterieft. niay expwicnce a Ri-nsjition, for breath and as iho'.'ijh tu die. In such cattus the action 'of M.'ihura's Heart and Serve Pill? iii iiuietiog tho hcirt, restoring its and imparting tone to the nwve centtea, is, beyond all question, mar- vellous. They, give such prompt relief that no one-need sufler. Mr.'Sylvester Smith. Hampton, N.B., was troubled with palpitation and 'i' have no doubt that will comply with the recommendation I have always seen, eyo to eye with Bavie but there seems to me to bo an explanation coming. My readers will be..pleased, to this worthy .a'.tleruian where "too much was paid for labor." "Don't Neglect a Cough or Cold.' The Council are to be complimented in agreeing1 with tho request from the: engineers at tho power house for an eicrht-hour day. Those merchants in the. city who have already adopted' this shorter work day will agree with ft can have but one rafpitt. ft the throat or or .both, affected. Ih-. Wuod'f Syrop U medicine you need. ;t an equtl as a remeily for Cougha. Colds, BroncUitii, in the Whooping Cough. Quinsy all fcffectioM of the Throat and Luuga." A single dose of Dr. -WobdV me that wprk can be accomplish gvrup will cough, soothe the ed in ah 8-hour day 'than the 1c-n. if the cough or becom twelve or fourteen. Funnv. -T :to settled on the lungs, the healing'prOpftrtie ll" of the Norway Pine Tree-will, proclaim Those merchant.-; who do not agree with this statement would do well to trv it out. great virtae promptly eradicating bad effects, and a perswtent of remedy cannot fail to bring- about a. plete cure. Do not be humbugged into 'baying so- called Norway Pine Svrups, bat be 'and insist on having Dr. It; Ml the grading of the streets .was moot- bought t'.vo boxes before I had used them I was completely cured: would recommend them to all similarly affected." wc ull tooic ori our hats to Mayor Price, 50 cents per box, or 3 boxes for j Henderson and the City Council. That at all dealers or mailed direct on [was but right." ter that this note has to deal. When "Last had[ i ....Itickk -M.-if wTrlnlB juoau --j Bronchitis, which But. oh, where, and i cough. I tried miidicHWjbUjt got no relief aptil my .huabapd" gQtroe a bottle i of Dr. WoodV Norway "Pine ;Syimp; and i T .'horl: it receipt of price by .The T. Milburn Co., Limited. Toronto, Ont. oh. where, have those, wooden walks gone! before cured. Slde' he has ontit" husband I would not j" Smith Street, in the heart of the readers who will appreciate the local city, "prided" itself on'being isolated band secretary's (Tom .Kussell cJ time ago; as the only Federal Labor Union) opinu-ri on this I street without light and sidewalks. At cthe Labor Congr-.-ss in Portsmouth.last R. Trotter, who is well known to union men in thiscity, made the following state- meiitr'-y'He "declared that the man :-who would attempt to Christianize 'the Salvation Army headquarters would have, -a very difficult job." There were whites uneinploy ed in Vancouver, and the same state' of things prevailed in 3fon- trfial and Toronto, yet tho Army had .become procurator- general of cheap labor for intern a- tionaL capital. The labor congress executive has been authorized to as- certain -whether the labor and social 1st organizations throughout -the empire are in favor of holding an all-British conference in 1910." subject. We- have already Tom R. on-various questioiLs. L-ut perhaps he will give his unbiasec. op r. ion on this subject. Tn. this connection, I have only .to ask him to bear, in mind But a short time before the street grading, the residents had the .plea- sure of locating their households on.a .said wooden sidewalk. Now, since the grading has been ac- his chief's opinion on the tioor oi the done house at the last Trades and Labor' Congress of Caaa fa. complished. the wood-en sidewalk has dissappearance act. and it would (no pun meant) appear that it is not to materialize again. For the benefit of my numerous far- mer friends who are daily in the city, will some kindly concerned Alderman- make a resolution at the next meet- ing of the City Council to the effect that more watering troughs be pro- vided; -I hare already advo- cated public drmkiriir fountains for the .'.-urn in race, !-ut 1' hope tho above suggestion will re- I- heartily agree with W. R. Trotter the apostle of the Trades and Labor TaniUi to the Old C- on- try and there are hundreds of my The goods for providing this easy method of reaching the Smith St. fire side in safety have been dumped only a block away and jf our ciyic em- ployees are' not overworked, here .is a chance" for them to get busy! DAVID HARUM. Everyone who has read' that de- two -4.1. lightiul book, "David Harum." will more attention than that oi the .the opportunity of seeing a dramatization of'it .on the stage-" TTie name-part was played by that American" actor, W. H- Crane, iu New'York, "when .the' piece j had quite an extensive run.' It was That. was "David .Harums arid it'was characteristic of "one side of his nature. Big arid blustering and hairv. he set store "by. his ability to" best his ia busines> dealings, and "when it came to "boss 'was -right iivecj. ''But, that was only of his nature. Beneath, the blustering surface beat a heart'that-was as-big "as: his mighty boasts, it was oae" and appealing-''.'traits that he- hated to have anyone discover his aiid while he was air ways deeply be- caught I heartily endorse the City Coun- cil's action, in asking Fire Chief'Fow- ler to take out his papers and failed "to do so when the opportunity And David was a a. philosopher as keen as he was wit- ty, a coiner "of: wise rudely epigrammatic and very; Be- hind many of his rulers for "boss tract- in'. lay '.the foundation's- of precepte applicable to life every" day. was. wholesome'.arid human, wonder-. fullv and. witty and "able. He will be a desirable person, to' roeet, a very..desirable person; inr., High-class vaudeviUe introduced between acts.: Changfe of play every evening. Get your rseats .now. come a At tbs same tune I have no nesitation in saying that the city of Lethbridge has had no more enthusiastic citizen than be- Mr Crari'e. who recently made a', big i hit in "Father and. the' "Boys." Summers will seen: at the Lyceum in the part of David Harum when it POSTPONE ACTION Sacramento, .Cal... Feb.. House decided. 'unanimously-to post- produced "on Feb. 8. oons action on the. Japariese, school <4Dew, mito- th' .other leller as he bill until Wednesday., One Week Commencing Feb. 5 OPENING PLAY New Production Every Night Repertoire for the Week "i Sweet Glover A Texas Steer The Thief The Fighting Hope Allege Chums JLion and the Mouse Paid in Full The Tiger's Eye Caught in the Rain Seati Npw on Sale at Box Office for any Night Open All Day Big Matinee for Ladiei and Children Saturday Afternoon at 3 p.m. VAUDEVMl FEATURES BETWEEN THE ACTS By Miw Mabel Summers, May Eyre, Mr. LloydNeale and Mr. George H. Muiical Special-The Three General Admisswn, 25c Reserve Seats, 50c and 75c ;