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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 14, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta h i coal miners, at tlie same timanat IM prajudicial to othar intereata tbmt inay be closely allied intereata. But. Mr. Speaker, while tha Oot-ernment is williaif that an act of this a�ture ahciiid be passed bytbia House IsMinoBton, Feb. U.-The resolution |�t this session, it faals tkmt it is moi mon-ad by the Hon. w. u. Cushinff, j in posnejislon uf siifflcicnt inforaiat'iOn Alb(rti?�v�nuicM Is Uekliil After Their hiteniit. miuiater ot public worlu, aeGonded )>y the Hon. C. W. Croas, nttorsey gen-ral, aud adopted by Ike House j'ea-tvrday afternoon is msk action tltat will imvjt aritll general p�ibUc ap -proval nort' only in the province of Alberta, but ihroiigliout the entire �e�t. With the horror o( the conl famine attll throateains the people of our sister provinces, nod in Po"""^ lions of oitr own province, tits ac -tion of the Alberta govcrnmeirt iit seeking to do its utmost to provent a recurrence of distresB and sufTerins! will he hnilod with feelings o* unwonted joy And gratitude. Thcs tTu� tvteiual spirit that Mnimatod iho speech of the ininiater of public works yesterday, and his coura^ge to he a Iiion- forefront of Canada's provin -cial statesman. relating to this particular matter to enable it to' frama leffielaition tlkat the exigencies of the case requirs so as to eldninate tha possibility of the disastrous strikes and lockouts that have occurred in th? pant. When I say diSB�troUB. 1 do nta to fraSw leffialation looking towards tlka peaceable settlement oC disputes of this nature." Spaakiag in support ot the rasolu-tloa ilw minister of public workw spoke a� follows:- Mr. Speaker, ia moving ttkia pjotion'. I do lot wish it to ba underatoodthat SKRIOIS st.\tk OF ATTAIHS. We have a stat? of affairs jn this province and not alone in this province, but atl over this continent and in other countries as well, in connsc-tion with this particular industry that ought not to exist, and i may say lha same applies to many other industries In (his and other coua -trieo. Capita! and labor are arrayed in hostile camps ea.ch Beoldng as t>est they may to get sonie advantage uf thai oeen m�i:le of the co�t of strikes aud lockouts to the parlies engaged in the struggles, but no estimate can )>� made of th� appalling loSM to lh men were lavoU-ed, ana 9*^fVL the miners, wanted to arbllrata, vOt the coal barons refuaai, aad it was not uatil I'rea'deat Rooaavelt feroMl theiB that they allowad tl� �iaput� to tie aetlled ia that wa}'. There seems to ha oaly c�3 country titat has arrived at a aatotioa ot .tkie probimn and that is New esaland. which for the past S or 10 yaara haa Item free from lahor atrikea and lockoirts, aad if atatistic* IMaa anything. New StSealaad has |�rospa�wi uadar ihe'syatMn that they have adopted, namely, rempnlaaigr arbi-tratioa. Vo.luntapy artHtratiea is [good as far an (t goes, but whaa it is mo�t needed it fails and flails utterly. THE PROPEU SPIRI'J'. com. i\d(;strv wiij, qhow. It is belie>"�l that Caul niiiniwg will assume largs pr orlioai in thia province in the futuiv, and t am bound to say that there is no quea- tihereis any desire on tka part of tlw^ kian that will engage the attentioa Geveraraent to prejudice in aoy way the Mil thai the honorabfa nMOiber for Plachar Craek baa givea notice' of, namely, a bill to A� tto working day for coal miners, laboring under-grouid, an eight hours. Tke Oovern-ment is in fuJI sympathy with the-prineiphs of that meaaure and will Bive the hororable meOMjer every as-ftietancc in order to ha\"e it paHsed: through the iroaae. and consideration of the Oovarnnwnt of th� province that is of mora itn-portance than this one. The quaa-tioa of how to bring into operation a system that wiil ena' te disputants of this kind to settle their difflcutties and dillcrences without haying resort to thp u.tual iixt'thod ot industrial war is one that, would l>e hailed with joy by nine-tenths or' the people of this fonnti'y. The act my hon. friend from Plnch-er Cieak proposes may settle one dis-=!ptit(? that has ari.wn in the past, and ] bt'lieve ihut a bill or this natiirj' ii�il would be siu\! to arise again be-maybe placed ill the statutes of this ^ twoen coal opcriiior.s and the miners, jMO"iiu;e that would bo ot bewofit to .Jjui ii will HDt a'foini)llsh anything WFAEFICIAI. TO COAL MINKRS- IMPAliTlAfc TBiBeSAL What is needed ia a tribuahl thait ia aatiMly (apartial, ta wioM hotli parties may submit their di^utaa, aad whose deciaio^ v ill he Snal aaS bit:d;ag. H)ie� uae coateuplaies the e�er-mouB coata of laker diaputaa t%at ka^'e occurred duriag tha laat n to the late I). J. O'Don-oghuA. (Toronto Sattitlay Night.) A nsmarkable gathiaring was hc>ld ia tAe tova of iicrJin a week or so ago wlwa the 4ao eiuployees of the If-CI- tf H- l^'omiiaay hold their aa-aual Bieeting and heard r3(>ortii ou tttit year's busiok^st). About four yaara ago Mr. Wililamti, the bcwd of the firm, iniruUiiced ivhat is called Welfare IVgck, much along tba liue followed by the National Cash Hog-iater Comtamy at Dayton. Ohio, f'bar years ago Mr. Williams called the heads and sub-h^ads of depart -meats together aitd told (Jhviu that there was a lack of harmony, too much friction; hu wantud an uxecu -tivw comtiuttoe lornitU to nieooiwitu a wet'Jt to discuss curn.'nt bu.�inessi, and how ^Jual to work U>g�'thit3r in haodliag it; hvip, it anyboity had a grievanoa oi any kind, it was to bu itiscusaiwl and wjttleil. The executive com�utit.-9 ccnirols all duiails of Work and w*na'*'n�.^ni. l-'riotiom is done away with, ouch dei>n,r1/mic�'t being in harmony wit^h all others, for lach is consult;^ and its inn/eresL coasldered. The plan has worked well for Umj firm; its business is nin�>-ty per cent. groet�r than four years w^o. There weiv 533 persons on thu pay-roll fotu' year;i ago. now thcno are only 430, j-et thu business has aaarly doubled in volume. Those Sgurea nhotild be of interest to mtiii-u�aot�rera. The neulta possess intex-osl, loo, ! he hauled away, fo'r labor Itnders. The 430 wnpAoy- | "That is what is liniipi'iiiiig while aeadrew ia wages $38,000 mow than 'we are .vhivoiing- ami frwzing- to �aa paid to the 533 four years ago. Idcath in Oalgary. On the ont- haiul wc have llankhiHvd, whare cars ai'fl ns ploniiful as l)lacklK.'iiie.s in sunuuvM-; and on the olh'r liand wo havi- l.oth-bridge and Fi-i\iiU and olhur dinli'icls 'in the south, wlicre ininfis aiv imi-jtinuall.V lying iiblc to ohlnin cjr.s." TELEPHONE NO. 1 -FOR ALL KINDS OF- Fresh and Salt Meats Fish, Poultry, Etc. PIOHE & MIRON ".strike or no sti>ikc, Iheio always will bo a shortage of coal in this district as long as Iho present ai' -rangcraents for freight diatribution remain in forte. We do not refer so much to the lack of cars at to the unjust and illegal discrimination on �iha pari of the C.P.R. in utilizing what thoy alreaviy posse.ss. For in -stance, Bankhoad coal can Ix- -ears ago. ' I'lie aaa eimployees uaed to work t^en kotua ;each day, six days in the wo^-k tJhe 4!�0 employees work nine hours per day aad have a half holidaj on Saiurday. My oiaet/lng on common groundand Sadiag out wherein their interests aia Mutual, eniployer.s and cinplo.n-�� have reached a prutty good un-daratanrtlag. If an employee nsK-iiti ta borrow aome moaey l>e is caut -ioaatf aot to go to'a money-lending laarfcp-be can burrow it at the lov-eat iatereet at the front cfflce. The amplayeeR have an assembly hall, a 'a club, a woinen'a club room, library awd reading room. Thoy Ha** orgaalaed varioua societies. Tha plaa aa a whole works wall- it works well bucause the basis of^ ia the aouad idea that every em -plojree can help make the business a success and should Khare in the fruits of success. A101U5i:i) .\N ACIKKSS. charge: agai.v.st c.v.h. Paris. Jan. :! - Tli.-i-c vnn a, ri;-morkablo sccii^ toniBlit al ihu nutor-ous Mounliti Itouge when Llie Marquise I>e ilonii,\-. a daughter of the VnnioUK iJuKc lie Aloiiiiy anil a iiieie of Napoleon III., made Irm' deljul, iti an act called ".V Dream of I'Igypt," wvilten by lv,?isii'lf in lolUboratioii Willi Mnii'. (iavilhier-Nillnrs, \\w autliur of "t.ilaudine" uml otii.'r d-"-cadont novels Tlie murqui.sc, who la t.hfi divorewl wile of liie ifariiuis He I.Wliwuf, ha.s already aehicved an un-I'uviahle rciJutation and her heralded api>aarancc on the stage liioumhl mil her appearance on tho stage the marquise says: "This docs not coBSti-tuto a disgrace to the French aris -locracy, and a distinguished scion of this aristocracy, the Prince De Bro-l^le, has b�en earning his living for some time past fcycondueting an orchestra in New YorU." In spite of this srtatcmint a nun*-1 Purisian, staffo. iVhen the eurtalii was rung crowd rushed toward tho box occiip.i.a Ly Mnic. Gauth,or- A'iaani and Minie. Pollac, who is starring ih \ a S'tftgc adaptation of "Claudine" ; and Itterali.v drove tliem from the ih'atre. LAMiC ItACK. " � " , la storm of criticism. To thi.s the The .C/algai-y Chin..,ok, dealing with ' marquise replii:d in a letter tiiis u/-the coal situation in that city siig- | ternoon denying that her perforin-geats that the possibility or inipossi- uitc� was intended to he suggt-stive, and insisting ihat she nK^ant to give Thn Chi- ,ua artistio loprtwliiction of tho iiian-ncr.s of ancient lOg-yiit. In defending This ailment is usually cauaed h,v rheiinati.sm of the muaclea aad nay lie cured by applying Chamtierlain'a I'aiii Uaim two or throe timea a day and rubbing the parts vigoroualy at each application. If this doea aot aflford relief, bind a |>iece nf slightly dunipcued with Pain Balm, and iiiiick relief is almoat sua to I'ollow. For sale by all druggists. bility of securing coal cars de|jends on who owns the mines, aook says:- A .Michigan m-oman is suing for di^j vori'.. on the ground of cruelty, he-cause h-r hiiRhnnd won't let herwarm: her feet on him. She ahoutd ha' inaJ'icd a hoi water bottle. ;