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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 26, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta Wediiesflay, February 20 1913. THE l^JilTHBRTDGE DAILY HERALD Page 5 ALD/IOVE EOTO GN1 SALARY ISS Thinks Ratepayers Would Endorse Paying Aldemien -Lively Tilt inthe .Challenging Ala.-'Skeith to resign his seat with himself, and go to the polls ,to' fight put their status l)e�ore the �electW's ot the city, Aid. Lovering, after waiting to vote on a motion to pay the mayor a salary of f.2760 per annum to mike it. unanimous, got up out of hlB seat, ip{it:bii hl.s .co'it and hat, artd walked from the' cpuncll chamher, merely waiting to say that he thought that the." bvslneas before the m�etlng o'ould 'b� greatly expedited if-he were to absent himself, It was more tike ft Parftament Hill'scene tban -whalt one might expect in the city council chamber. When th� Industrial meeting last Thursday'elffehlfag' �iiaed It was expected that thfere W6Uld be very little trouble In'gettlh'g a'motion through the council to' pay a Salary when they met agalh y^riteirffay. But such did not proVe ttf be :t1ie 'Case, and before the motldn MiR 'flftatly passed there >vas one of the stormiest sessions ev^ wltneased in � the council chamher, with  Aldi Lovering and Aid., Bkeith the prlnolp�3�. JVHydp � Withdraws Thedlacusslon of the salary qu'es-Hon came tWaril fUe" close of; the jtn��tlng.' At 4'o^dl'ock'Aid. Alrd'asked Mayor Hafdle If he would with-ilraw until'they might discuss the tluesUon' of' hla remuneration , Thik the may;or did, naming Aid. Wllllam-Bon as chairman In hl� ahsence.; ; Trouble soon deToloped, "and it was Been from the first' that'll'would re-BOlve itself into 'a fight hetween the old order and _th?. new, and in this ease-there tlld'not appear to beviniich hope that the old order would �chaiage. After learning 'from  Glty- Solicitor SBftll that: neither -the mayor- or the Rldermen could.be legally paid without an amendment to: the old^ blty charter. Aid. Alrd. and  Bkeltir m:ovGd that the mayor be paid a> salary of $3800, (provided" the charter was amended to .that, etteot Aid. I^yerlBg and McNabb Instantly raised a storm :of}>rote8t. At last IThursday^s evening meerting they had placed a motion: on the table providing for the:payment of the mayor and eldennen, the former to receive $3000  per Rt^num and the latter ?8-for each .1 regular meeting^Bd|6 for each apec-'P: lal. As that, motion was merely tah-' )ed at the time they demanded that : ft he placed 'before' th� meeting to be *ealt with in its proper order. ' Parliamentary Prooedure? 'Shan began a aeries of motion aud^ nmondments, substUute motions and'  counter motions, 'until. Bourlnot hlm-eelt would have been at a loss to give B ruling,; Aid, McNabb is a great itlokler for parliamentary prooeedingi .1^. all council meetings, and said tliat �6 would stiek for It until the last fiTSg was hi'.ng; Ifi they-the opposl-ilon apparently, were misantr-wei^e gplng 'to try to get anything past him by observing :parliamentary^ rules , j^hen It suited their convenience, he Would do the same In hla tnrn, : Eventually; apteT; much rPalaver.th^; eld motion was put, belng^ given pre^j csdence as, a result of its having been: I on the: tabit&i slncfe the last sesslohv A^ld. :Iioverlrig and McNabb voted in fav6r;3Aid, Aird and Skelth agalnsty! A,Id. tlfcmUtou did not vote, so it was? �  left to Aid. WUIUmadn to,�;break the tie/iwhlch he did;declaring '] . . The original motion; was considered i bbnoxlous prinolpaUy: beoadee It provided, for the payment of 'the alderman.' Aid. Lovering-ii/ald that they ihould; be paid. He had intimated In ,;. bis campaign that they might be paid ., f,the:6ooaalon arose.:; He had not ex-( ,^dcied'''then: that' ther'e;.would be so )M�ny-..meetingB.,;';Al_d. 'McNabb ' too * vas In favor of paylng;.the'aldermen^ \ but ii:id.Skeith and 'Aii-d were again^?  They; did 'not take > their seats with >ny, salary ;:ln; -view., Besides they ; Kere;:trylng;);0 ;cut'dowu expenses.' ' I ( : ft'hen: the; aldermens' salaries were- b A DRUGGIST IN WINNIPEG Cured Hli!tself',Wltli eiH PILLS ' ; 'No Kjreater>comi>Ume;itco�ld-'be;paJd:: GIN PILLS than loMve a druggist iiMf them. Mr. RoKers'beinginthe!busifl&J, j : tried mil' the' orUiuary. remedies,' ^ut^it? Nvas not until lieius'ed GIN PILLS that he was cured of a severe pa|n in the back. "W^linipept, May 19th. 1912.. "iln, the auliimn'of ign, I suffered tritb a contr.iual jpaiu in the hack. As a drug'fiist, I tried � sraripus - remedies �witlio^it, at)y 'Mspar'cnt' res"nlt�;- ('.Haying sold ttlN^'flitS for a jtiimber-of .yeajSj*: I tholiplit th?re mu?t lj� iheta. othcnvise the sales would' noj; ihorcase 80 fast. I.gave ihpm i^-taii (ri3l;an4,il^6| results I found to be g;oo4"", V"' ' - , osp.'f,.;^^gOBRS.,, dropped for the time being, and the mayor was onoe more, the centre ot attraction. It was moved by Aid. Lovering and McNabb that the city charter be amended to provide for the' payment of a salary ot $3000 p.er annum tor the mayor. A long discussion followed' as to whether or not this :W6i'* a proper form ot amendment. Aid. Williamson in the chair was splitting hairs.by this time and decided that it \Vas: not Then Aid. Skeith tried to withdraw his origlna] motion, but Aid: McNabb objected on the ground that it .was the council's property and not his. It was getting interesting. However in the. end Aid. Skolth and Aird submitted a substitute motion that the-charteT he amended to allow the payment o� a salary of 12500 to the mayor. Byentually, this motion was put to the meeting and was lost. Aid. Hamilton voting with Aid. McNabb and Lovering in opposition to the motion. Aid. Williamson's Surprise The Lovering amendment was then put, and "was supported by Aid. Lovering, McNabb and Hamilton. Aid. Skeith and Aird voted against. Here it was that Aid. Willlamaon used his prerogative, and voted against the ^notion although In the chalv. ' As this, made the vote a tlei the motion was lost, not having a majority. The Old and the New It was then that Aid. Lovering got wrathy. Aid. Lovering-"I am about sick o� the way these meetings are going on, It s*ems we can do nothing ha'rmon-iously. Probably I am as much to blaime as anyone else, but it appears to be the old against the new all the time. I know it is. I think Uie beat thing I conld do would be to i-esign so that you might get someone in my place who will vote with the rest and make things, unanimous." Aid. McNabb-'I voice the same sentiments. This Is getting too much for me." Aid. Lovering-"Probably It 'would be well if I were to stay-away from the meetings.. This ia'g-otting to be as had as the legislature at Ottawa." Aid. Aird -"You maintain that we are hindering the business of. the council?" Aldi Lovering-"'Yes, I do." Aid. Aird-"Probably the shoe-will fit the other foot." Aid. Skeith-"Hear, hear!" -Aid. Lovwring-"Aid. Skeith, I'm willing to. challenge you to: resign and go to the people, if you think you are -always right. J polled one o� the .highest votes, evor polled In the city at the last election, and I am willing to go to,the people with you at the next bylaw' vote Just to see how we stand." Aid. 'Skeith-"That is all hot air." -Aid. Lovering~*'lt ie not hot air. I generally mean 'what I say." Aid. SkeIth-=-^"There are different kinds;of hot air. It is often hard to tell them apart." . One whole hour �one and the question no nearer settlement than before the discussion startedv, However the mayor was called In to face the music, told the circumstances,: and'also told that it -was up to him to: decide the votes, to see whether or not he should receive )2600 -or $8000. Mayor Talks Frankly "Gentlemen, you have placed me in a very' unenv&ble position, but I am going to 'befrank with you. 'When I stood for elebtlon, I expected nothing b^t that the-mayor this year would be paid the'same salary as last, I dldmot expect any .more; .but I certainly.dldexpect,as muoh. :ButI will' not take a, cent' unless' it is voted me: legally." His franUness calmed the meeting down somewhat, and therival factions-hinted'- at splitting the difteTence. ^hen a motion-' to that effect was moved J�y Aid. 'Alrd and Hamilton, it' was passed unanimously, everyone voting. ' . , Tbs mayor then stated that he did not believe that the' council should have decided to turn down the P*'0-position, to pay the-aldermeu' 'while-he was'out of the chamber. He said he thought they ought to be paid if they were to do justice to thenjselvos and' 'to the mayor. The volume oi; work arising out of industrial matters this year would be great.. - No Pay for Aldermen 'But Aid. Skeith and Aird; were ob^ durate. They, said th'ey had taken office with no thought of -salary; This was the last year:;of a council anyr 'Way' and- they thought 11 woul'd look snmll it they were :tP vote themselves any salary at, all. Aid. Lovering and McNabb were of the same mind aa formerly. It was Aid. HamiUouj how-, ever, 'who* turn'edithe'^tldain.ita'vor-o;); non-payment," He recognized ti^at this would be an .'important year"'in the city's,history^, that there Tvould'^.a lot of work to 'doVljut 9.t''the san^e time" they w^re 1;rylng''^ fevery'' wajrs , and means pt cutting^dov/n,expenses.. He was wiling to i^lve^hls'^ w.hdle'tlme gratis, th^ salaries' Aientlonsd 'were about half gratis.' The iaopj&y saved in this way wbvld ,go' toward paying "the mayor a decent salary,�^somewhere near what he is worth, f ^ ' , , The meeting then t'nrnsd to'wutlne busiiieBB, and Aid. ppverl^g made his depari;ure.' _ Saskatohowaij has^'appointed. cpm-tolBSIoners to Inye* Ungate flto-operatlve 'jcs^dl^ for fari^ars and,.lmi?roving!^hB' '-"dvin.ce'B .^grainv market iiijJ-'.Burbpq, d two oqmtplsBipneri,,TyUVii5t'ildy'tM, ' eon money problem" in'Burpne. e^.'^t; IRADE DISPUTES FOR PAST YEAR LABOR BULLETIN PUBLISHES i;>l-TERESTING SUMMARY SHOW-ING DISTURBANCES FOR THE YEAR A prominent leature of the current issrtc of the Labor Ga-zcttc is a comprehensive statement dealin-g with trade disputes in existence in Canada during the year IMVi. The total 'number ot strikes and lockouts during the year was 150. The prevailing trade prosperity consiiierahly increased the movement ior higher wages. It is worthj' of note, ho\v--| ever, that a great proportion of 1;he disputes of 1012 were of comparatively small im.nortance, uo less than 111 of the nufciber that commenced during the year aftectinp; less than 3000 employees, while 8,') aftectad less than 200 employees. There were altogether .40,311 employees involved in [ trade disputes. A considerable decrease was seen in the los.s of time to employees. The number of working-days lost in 1913 was approximately 1,099,208, which is only slightly more: than one-half the number lost during lOU. In this connection it will be noticed from the tables that two disputes of railway construction laborers in British Columbia and one of garment workers at Montreal, accounted for the cessation of work on the part of 13,1500 employees, and for the loss of 584,500 working-days. An important feature ot the 191'2 I record was the fact that fifty-two : disputes involved workers in the ; building trades. The majority ot I these were strikes pending the ar-! rEmgement of new schedules and were of comparatively sliort duration. Sixty-six disputes occurred in Ontario, twenty-four in Quebec, sixteen in Saskatchewan, thirteen in Alberta, ten in British Columbia, seven in Manitoba, six in New Brunswick, and Ave in Nova Scotia. Iti more than 100 disputes the wage question was involved, sixty-flve occurring from actual demands for higher wages. The 10 BENEFIT OTHER SOFFERERS You May Puiiiisli My Letter About "Frujt-a-tives" Mr. JotieS is proud to aelcnowledjfe the great debt of gratitude he owes "Kniit-a-tiv�s''. He Is glad to bave his letter published in order tliat other sufferers may be induced to try these v/ouderful tablets made of fruit juices. Sarnia, Ont,, Feb. 5th. 1911 "I have been a sufferer for the pa.st 2$ years with Constipation, Iiiiligcstioti and Catarrh of the Stomach. I tried many remedies and many doctors, but derived no benefit whatever. Finally, I read an advertisement for "Fruit-a-fives'' I decided to give "I'ruit-a-tives" a trial and they did exactly what was claimed for them. J have now taken them for some time and find they are the only remedy that does me good. I have recommended "Fr�it-a-tivfs" to a great many of my friends, and I caonoi praise these fruit tablets too highly" PAUL J. JONES. 50c a box, 6 lot $2.50, trial size, 250. At dealers or sent postj�id on receipt of price by Fruit-a-tives Limited. Ottawa. LEOD BREVITIES Macleod, Feb. 2i.-Sunday evening tho Methodist church was crowded to the doors to hear the Kcv. W. A. Lewis, former pastor ot Macleod. All his old friends greeted him. His appeal to them was an in,sp)ring one as a friend talkcth with his friend, and that of being a man among men. His sermon during the afternoon was delivered to a crowdetl house, many coming for miles to hear the message from one who cared for them. G. B. McClellan, of the Northern OWTO COAL FAMINE ASSOCIATE BOARD OFFICERS SEND THEIR IDEAS ON THE SUBJECT TO OTTAWA The following Is a copy of a reply to inquiries of Hon. T. W. Crothers, Minister of Labor; Dr. W. J. Roche, Dr. Michael Clark M.P., W. A. Buchanan M.P., and others relative to suggested means to protect the consumer during time of sirikes whern the necessities of lite are involved in the Industry in '.vhich labor trouble occurs: "We are in receipt of your communication acknowledging the receipt of ours relative to the plan to ameud the Lenileux Labor Act so as to provide for protection to consumers during prolonged strikes effecting the necessities of life, and we take pleasure in making these suggestions, which may aid you in working out something that will bring about this relief through legislative enactment: 'That, in view of the fact that certain parts of the Dominion are so situated that fuel is an absolute necessity, especially the prairie provinces, upon which no wood is grown, and de-pe'ndence for life, for heat, for cooking, and for comfort is due wholly to the use of fuel, and that a jjrolong-ed strike of miners, as was evidenced in 1911, caused dire hardship and distress among such people, it is advisable to provide tor their needs under such circumstances, and that the time to make such preparation Is by provision that their needs, must be met before a strike begins, therefore, we most respectfully submit as a sug-g-cstlon; "That t'ho Lemieux Act be so amend ed that It shall provide that wherever and whenever a disagreement occurs between an employer and employees In any industry affecting the actual necessities of life, that a notice of such disagreement, filed in writing, shall he construed by the employer as a notice that he must be prepared for davs, where he will look ior a fruit trade union"'question'and" its dilleront I farm. lyirs. McLellan will visit her pliascs entered into fourteen disputes'parents _ui Toronto, and leaves ttie and in twenty cases the disputes related either wholly or partly to hours of labor. Tables containing a list of the strikes and lockouts during 1912, arranged according to industries and trades and showing the locality in which the \'arious disputes occurred, the principal causes, method ot settlement and result. Crown Bank,?who was transferred to ___ _ ^ ^_______ a Winnipeg branch, has resigned, and j either arbltraHon or a s'tTike, jie will leave lor the coast m a tew cannot at once satls'fy the complain- flrst week in March. The past few days ot cold, and nights of frost, has renewed the curlers in their interest, and the sweeping and curling may be heard any hour of the day or night. The Majestic theatre changed hands on Friday last, when Mr: McKae sold out to G. H. Scougall, who took it dates of commencement and termina-j over, and at otice began to collect tioii, approxin:. short distance south and east of Henderson Park. If yon investigate,the,pricci ; of land in the vicinity of the Kane Place you will make no'delay ' in securing at least one of these beautiful tracts. We will guarantee every tract to be high, dry and level. Remember the price, �' terms and date of commencement of sale, February 27th. t-', m H. GALVIN & CO. l^hone 142$; Corner 3rd St. and 4th Avenue j. Lethbridge, Alberta. : 'i1 OUR PROPERTIED ARE SITUATED IN THE FAMOUS West Kootenay District - - The District With k Climate Imj^roved and planted ten acre tracts close to school, churches and sawmill ,tow;n. Tlie'se tracts . are planted to Commercial Apples, Pears, Prunes, and Cherries, will.sell to actual settleTs Qn'-veiy easy terms. ' . Also several choice Timber tracts, which can be,exohaaiged foi* farmlands or city x?foperty l^^re.. Large or small tracts of unimproved fruit lands situated on the Lakes.' .Eine;oo,a^tingi'^isningi ' and shooting. � ' ' ' '-i. .1 '\?^/^;v' 'f "''^VV^I't . ^^ig Evenh�Jly you will Bve iii K t 'X have persouoilly cruised. tl\ese l,aii3.s and ' 'yoil will like" our district. '.f's-t'-, -H ' '."Cf^" Hlt,4,|i'^';ia'fe' 69 71 ;