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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 21, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta A L 0 t T A ,F H I D A Y Twenty-Five That's a small sum of money, but by means oi' that amount you can reach the eyes and the ears of thousands of people who read The Daily Herald every day. It is estimated that at least five people on the average, read every paper which '-rs goes out' of this office At present the actual average daily circulation of The Daily Herald is over 900 cdpies. There- fore if you advertise in the want columns of The Daily Herald you stand to reach 4000 people every night. What Do You Want Do you want a position? Not easy to 'get just now, but try your luck. Have you something to sell? Let it be known in The Daily Herald. It is surprising how many people there are who are willing to buy. Have you a room to rent There are men and women looking for try a want ad. Something lost, something found, a servant wanted, a clerk anything. FOR THE SUM OF 25 CENTS WANTS CAN BE MADE KNOWN SIX CONSECUTIVE INSERTIONS THE PRICE OF FOUR EKBT HOW UW FOR MMK HON. Mi OJSHWCS SPEECH (Cantinueii from ,s b.ouoin of the bhafU or from tha of the mines hi slopes as the take AH hour hr ihe .middle of day and come up out of ihe mine and take their meals "outside... At of the'mines districts us i he workings get'-older and fur- ther in. uir .shafts might be 1 e brought Into for wind- ing, but ut present all coal that can I e in the mines is ing easily drawn; up one shaft, and there exists ut present unusod thia additional outlet, which could brought into use; should by any means the productivity of these mines (face ami haulage) cseased. Coal CloM to Again, the depth of the shaft in the Lethbridgc thine Is about three hundred feet, arid has still a long life before itf Comparing- tht depths of this "with In Prussia, Austria, Great Hritain, and other continental coufutries, the coal would Le considered as lyingvelose to the sui face in .the Lothbridjje mine, yet these .countries where in many cases at collieries a considerable pro- portion of the men had long distanc- es to travel to their working places shafts have been sunk specifical- ly for the purpose of letting the men down and drawing thehi up, in ordei to shorten these''Uislahces. Where the known as simul- taneous loading of several, decks o cages is already in operation, it luis been found possible, owing to the ing made iti the time of loading, to considerably increase, the output per shaft i or hour. This could be done in this province at those collieries where the limiting factor at the mine is the shaft.' The operators carried, their case little wither, and "said that the in. creas.d bustle and. hurry resulting from lessened, augmen the and danger attending upoi mining operations and.lead tq a ijrea ter number of accidents: .If that ar gunicnt was sound it would that iu those districts where shor hours xvere worked there would be greater percentage of coin pared with those in uhich the lonpe. hours prevailed- Take one of th largest coal fields in th county Kng what .are. the; facts ..In that 'country vchcre the shortest hours are worked, ,6 hours und'focvy- ninu minutes, the accidents were -in the ratio oi one accident per tons of coal raised. In the district Ju the minUur of public wofki his wish to explain working. 'ami effect Of the. bill ttpoa ihe uUoert.. their Uw Mr. W. C. Simmons followed in a brief speech of heartiest approval.. No oue; i he Kttid, could but approve of a bill roimd for that purpose, for more iwn eight hours during 'any connec- tive. hours. In tle.iljuit Kith question of un gUt hour day for miners, it is im-j obvioui-iy Irilllied hl orj.ant to I ear in sniwl that a coal line is, not like a factory where all >uy le in their placis to start ork at approximately the same 'mo and cense ut a given time, in (a) of section "2 f bill we have made our ealculu- ioii unouLiha basis of individual nv- rago eight-hour instance, a urn goes down the shaft, ut (I.BO a. n. require to at 2.30 p. n. The lust man to go down, say t seven need to be uu at hree. The-middle man 'would go own say at a quarter to "seven and 10 would require to be up at a quur- cr to two. Those mines which are entered oth- nvise than by shaft are covered by Section 4 of the Act. The men in mines take a certain time to reach a certain point, in the work- ngs before they -separate to the dif- erent levels and gangways and each nine 1ms its own individual starling )oint. This time is provided in the Act and means the periods pro- >erly corresponding to the time fixed for the commencing and completion of the raising and lowering of work- men in a shaft. I think the hon. members will ag- ree as to the necessity of the provis- ion exempting a mine from the oper- ation of the1 bill it was neces- by ivason of any accident caus- ing the of the working of the mine. This provision-is in the laws of Austria and other continental countries which li- mit the hours of lahoY, and piesctil.e for if necessary for the safe working of the minus and to meet public necessities. Thc Uritish Columbia Act makes no exceptions whatever; for instance, in the case of an explosion or eavc-in, which might occur within a few; miiv- UILS of quitting tujie, under the Bri- tish Columbia vVct the men remain- ing after "their eight hours pi-employ uK-nt even in _the work of rescue, would be-violating the Act of. that Province. Again, Whose, care it is-to see that the safe-at all in- terests of humanity. It was' but right, too. that this Assembly should respect the" rights of, this class of men who constituted a valuable tiou of ihe community. He recalled thc fact t hat f Hon. Ben (or ia thU'coi- be ator De Veber introduced an eight- hour act for miners in 1899 in the ft somewhat crude attempt the measure up now for consideration, but it was in the miners' interests, for one year it was in the 'interests of the" operators a number of lobbyists headed by of Calgary, came down on the Legis- aturc and succeeded iu luring the aw repealed. They assured the nembcrs that such vicious'legislation as this _Act would so enhance the mce of coal that public feeling would be roused, and that with' the cam- paign 'the lobbyists contemplated Ihe usefulness of the members would be ended. The operators were very powerful then, but now thc industry was on a much more complete basis and the organization of the was bettor. Two years .ago when Mr. Simmons went through the first Alberta 'cam- paign, he said, and asked'the suffrage of his present constituency the ques- tion was a live one. 1 was pledged then to support leg- islation of this I'itul and I have failed in it. i-.'ii.: of my opponents aicused me n not being sincere :i the matter but even they no longer maintain such opinion of me. I have times are precluded, from -staying m the mine more-than in any hours" by _ the .law of that province. js necessary to ,thc of Swansea where .the, men worked jyv Af that their' time in then advocated -the question night and day. .When Mr. Marcellus brought in some legislation .to this effect t seconded iti warmly, but as the measure was one requiring govern ment action on the- broadest basis our measure was withdrawn, the. com mission as appointed and this ex- cellent bill before us tonight is the outcome. The arguments put up by" the oper- ators in ItKX) "and which were only selfish in the extreme, 'have been quite disiKilled by the Minister's speech, and-1 fake this opportunity to con- gratulate the honorable of Public Works upon the capital Act brought forward. It meets with the approval of the men most interested; it refutes- the objections made by Editor oi Tluif Hewld, V Dear a ;e uVjrour valuable for thc undenucutioiicd liues: I thc pa- triotic-member lor High River is ad- vocating dying of over the schools. I believe in iiutiiliiig pa- triotism in our young generation but will flag flying over our schools in- still that, patriotism? it wiir If their ancestors 'or par- ents were .loyal to ihe British crown avery loyal and patriotic British ject should know what the Union Jack represents, Matiy a hero gave up his life to procct that flag. I ap- prove of the suggestion made by the editor of the Lethbridge Herald that the flag should be in- the public schools as a patriotic emblem'. have my opinion of these flag fly- ing gentlemen and their patriotism. Was it by flag flying over schools that tlie battle of Waterloo was won; was it looking at the Union Jack thai gave the soldiers of the Light Brigade in- spiration when they made _ that ever to bo remembered charge? Was it by looking at the flag that the fewk heroes of Delhi, Cawnpore, Luck- now and a great many other engage- ments, when there were 30 to 1 dis- ciplined Sepoys" against them, tliat won India and saved India? Was it by looking at the flag that the. heroes of South Africa, 'particularly Lady- smith, got >their inspiration and cour- is-not necessary to look the Union Jack to get inspiration. I would like to know how those pa- triotic flag flying gentlemen, would act if they had to face the Boers. Yours, P. N. J. ten, -eleven, and even a gieater num- j many cases "Ivgin _ -before; the miners ber of hours per day, there the pro- jnw> pit, and one for ev- tlV It'me of Ihcir ery 32.500 tons of coal mi.setl, or more. than double the number of iic- cidents in Dtirhani where the shorter .hours were worked. If the long conduced to safetv we would i n-giil.ir working, day ceases would expect to find a greater degree of lnc work on thc following day y where the long hours-obtainec1. thanj lhufc> jos-ng Umc to t-he miners and to the companies. or'.'he shaft.. Ofti-n on main haulage roads cer- tuin icpnirs Inue to be executed which if they' are not done after the JANUARY BANK STATEMENT Ottawa, Feb. Bank state- ment for January shows the foliow- inB: Notes in circulatFon, Greatest note circulation, demand, De- posits; notice, Deposits, ,_ elsewhere than Canada Loans from other banks, 'Loans due United Kingdom 783. Total liabilities Gall and short loans in Canada, Call and short loans else- where, Current loiinh, Ca'itada, Current. loans the- operators, and if -drives away ejge where, Total assets, the bugbenr of thc increased cost, of j He'pointefl out that in clause b sub section there was possibility of contention Ixitween. mind's and- em- ployers and he suggested an appeal to some outsidcK.lsuch as a. provin- cfal inspector. He objcctetl. to the fact that the Act was planned Ic come in force only in 1909. Thix, he realized was arranged in re- ,BELL PHONE PROFITS "MontreaJ, 'Feb. annifol statement" of the Bell Telephone Co. of Canada' shows net profits for of shorter hours workctl. As a mutter of fact uc find the greater' f Abuse of these provisions could I hardly crct-p in as the mine owner ia j forced to keep a. register of anj' cose i in'terferring with existing con- ratio of accidents where thc longer hours were worked. of Consumer _ i -n whkh m.ul is ground for 1 now come to thc question of tlw _ more- than thc time fixed by this Act consumer. are told that.it will j and the thereof, which book is increase cost of coal. When the; open to inspection. Workmen's compensation for Injuries i Another very important provision Bill was before the Imperial House, {is containcti in .sectioif 3 of the bill, it ,wiu> said that the cost-of produc-j whci e thc Lieutenant Governor in tiou would be fnci cased by three Council may, in the event of great pence 01 more per ton, but in prac- emergency, or of any grave economic tice it had not inrrcasetl the cost of' disturbance due to thc demand for coal one penny ton, Therefore, coal exceeding tho supply suspend the hon. members of this -legislature j Act to such an ex- should be wary in accepting-that plea as against the bill now 'under; .'dis- cussion. The miners liase no desire, to mines. to the cost of production All interests have had the concern that is a very serious matter for the of the government in the drafting 01 workman as v.ell as tho employer, j this legislation, and I claim, .Mr but there is thinj; on which there j Speaker, that in the matters taken 'could be no was the life. This is Cfiight to he considered in category entirely si part .from the cost of production. The cost will largely depend upon the demand. The Hill iHiforo the IIou.sc provides ran on until Mr. Simmons believed the-law could put in force without toe tent and for such as-may named in thc Order, cither as r [pccts till coal mines or any class of sacred ness of home a qiicstipn'vwhich compromise and that into consideration in thr Alberta mea sure, it, is a better pi'-ce of legisla- tion than tbnt in force in the. nfigh boring province of Hriiish Columbia It will ihe Act come into force March 81st, have much .pleasure, Mr. Speaker in moving thc second reading. On conclusion of thc speech If this were not soJ he would orego his objections but he cbnsid- red that if the bill were in working oice a sufficient time before the lext convention of thc miners and operators in Calgary much disputing night IK- avoided. Both motulicr.s of the opposition fol owed with brief remarks of commen- tation upon the bill in which even rom the opposition standpoint they c.ould lind no flaw. It was on this occ.ision the member for set otit quoting'from Rt.-.Piiul and created :i of "laughter. Godclurri.t 22 years old, an englishman, only out from Old Country1 is dead .from ..in- juries received falling into a vat of scalding steam in thc veneer de- partment of the Lake Superior Con- solidated Co." at Sault Stc. Out. Premier Solypin of liuftsia has giv- en 'orders to the governors of Yakut- s'can, eastern' and Premier Iskasro. of the eastern maritime pro- assist'.'in ble the in the Xcw York to Paris automobile race as they joiirnoy 'through BANK OF ENGLAND STATEMENT I-omlou, Feb. '20-VTbe weekly state- ment of thc Bank of England siloes the foil owing-changt-s. Total rcsenv docroaatHl lion increased Other secur-- itics increased Other de- posits increased Public t incroaswl porvv increased Govcrn- nifrnt securities unchanged. The pro- that a workman shall not be below j rounds of hearty applause greetc- portion of banks-reserve to lia- Kround in n mint- for "ou the whose measure in the biljtios this is 53.45 per cent. work nurf of going To" and' from hntcn-sts of the miners has recom- compared with XJ.43 per cent, last his? work, or be allowed [mended itself to all who heart! its HoNiNC IE MM HERKLD, i W TEMPERING ELECTRIC Sold by C. W. GRAY Lctkbridf e, SYNOPSIS Of COAL MINING REG- ULATIONS Coal mining rightfl Dominion j in Manitoba. Saskatchewan, Alberta, Territory, thc Territories and BritiRh ColunnJia, may be leaded for a term of twenty-one- years at an annual rental of 11 an acreT" Not more than acrea will be Icftaed to one applicant. Application for lease must be made, to the Agent or Sub-Agent of the district in which the .rights ap- plied for are situated, v, In surveyed2 .land muM be by; sectiong, or le-_ gal subdivisions of-sections, and in unsunreyed territory thc-tract ed for iihall be oat. Kach application mast 'be accom- panied by a fee of which will be refunded'if the rights applied for arc not available but not otherwise. A royally shall be paid on the mer- chantable oatpwt of the mine ct the rate of fire ants per ton. t Every 1-taeejkf coal mining righto .which are not beinf operated shall furnish the district Agent of Domin- ion Lands with a sworn statement to that effect at leant once in each renr. The will' iuelunle IrrC- coal mining righis only, the Ifsoe msy be to purchase whatever sarface rifhln may be con- necessary for workinf, of tlie nine at the rate of an acre. For 'full information Kpplicati-Tn shovld be made to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ot- tawa, or any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands. Dtpwty Minister oi the Interior. puWwwtkm of i -will for. ;