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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 8, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta if TUESDAY. JANUARY 8, 1918 / TUK LliTHHHIDCil'l vAIl J ' herald PAGE NINfl i I 1 I i1 Out of tho travail of two hours' discussion at. Tuesday morning's uuBBlon be the Alberta Federation of tabor wus jborn a now political purty in Alberts. t least tbut 1h what tho GO delegatee prcHent hope will be thfi roHUlt and hey further hope that every other province In the Dominion will take simi-ar action so that a "working class � a convention representative of rrades unions, Non-Partlisan League, Socialist locals, Great War Veteran Associations, Labor Representation eagues and kindred organizations with \i \ lew of forming a working class po-;itical party. Above was the recommendation of might get something on the industrial field by organization hut they would never get anywhere in the political field. Delegate lieid: "Does the delegate mean we ought to tako action along the JinoH of the Bolshevikl?" Delegate Wheatley admitted a great admiration for the -Rubelan Bolshevikl, as did Delegate Held later. Queries Alex Ross A mining delegate wanted Alex Uo�s, M.L.A., of Calgary, to tell the convention whether he was going to Edmonton merely as a lobbyist looking for sops from the old lino parties or whether he intended to stand on the platform of the labor party. He also wanted to know whether he would lino up behind Stewart or*Mlchencr. Delegate Ross admitted the question was a poser, but he was After the sops and anything else he could get by way of legislation favorable to the working man. He aaid trades unions are still the potent factor in securing hucIi leg- PHONE 1224 he executive committee as presented \ islatlon, and he did not expect the pro->v Delegate Farmilo of Edmonton, I P0�rovince, but at that time it was felt liat tho federal elections I would be uceiving the attention of these organizations, some of whom had candidates fn the field, and that It would be wise jo defer action to a later date. I If the recent elections in which la- The question finally came to a vote anil the executive was instructed to act by a vote in which there were only three dissenters. Other Business HusmcRs proceeded much more smoothly after the political field was left behind. Amendments to the Mines Act are to be asked, asking among other things that the employment of Asiatic labor in or about the mines of the province be abolished, that a minimum rate of wages be named, that emeregncy hospitals be established at the surface ot all mines carrying a full (equipment of first aid materials, jior contested thirty-eight seats with | Priding for the payment of miners \io success, teach us anything it should te the necessity for a strong organiza-c /Ion and a fundamental policy, tor dur-. jng the recent campaign While we had jhirty-eight representatives of la?>Ttr as candidates we had nearly as many tfiiS erent platforms. It must be apparent that while this. Exists It will be impossible for labor to ficcomplisu much politically and we fcuhmit for your consideration the advisability of labor agreeing on some .indamental principles and the uniting pf the various labor, farmer, Socialist, i-'abian and similar organizations into fm(j party provincial wide. This we Sielieve would be the first step toward |iie linking together of these organizations Dominion wide which -must ulti-jnately come if we are-to achieve any egree of success in the political field. Great Deal of Debate r There was a great deal of debate [�ver the recommendations. Delegate on the mine-run basis, and asking for an examination for all persons working in mines as.to. their competency to do so. The convention decided to press for an early closing act to be applied to ali retail stores throughout the province Jti order to remove soma ot the apparent discrimination caused by the Factory Act and thus strengthen the hands of the workers who support tho Factory Act already on the statute hooks. 'Bi-monthly pay for all workers, organized or not. was also asked. The government will also be urged to pass a fair wage act similar to that in force in Manitoba where a fair wage board has been provided by the government, rroyincial sanitary conditions came in for some consideration and the government will be urged to enforce tho present health act to the limit even to requiring ice to be kept in the ice koid, whoso socialistic tendencies have- P.0XeB iu Ule kitchens of all construe een insula well known during this onvontjon, thought that any attempt u call together tho various organiza-ions named for the purpose of finding oiiie new basis for political action /ould result In failure. The Non-Par-issan League, he said, had nothing in ommon with organized labor, 90 per ent of them being diametrically op* oscd to the ideals of organised labor, juul to invite this organization to a i onvention would mean that the labor ion would be swamped and would ave to accept a platform dictated by ie Non-Partizans. Delegate Wheatley of Bankhead, al-o opposed the motion declaring that . would merely result in the new or-anizfttlon running a few rods behind ie old lino political parties all the mc with the sumo old disastrous results. He said the convention had failed yesterday to hold the farmers in no affiliation. Now they are asking lat the farmers join them In the poll-cal field. If the two classes cannot rt e eye to eye in the industrial field 3iere is less chanco than over that, ^ey will be able to do so iu the poli-5eu! field. He declared the workers tion camps throughout the province during the-summer months in order to keep the food palatable. Amsterdam, Jan. 8-The Hungarian government's proposal regarding army reforms, which include provisions for establishing the separate" identity of the Austrian and Hungarian armies, has been opposed unanimously at a meeting of the Austrian ministerial council under the presidency of Emperor Charier, a Vienna despatch tp the Vossische Zeltung of Berlin re-ports, it is believed the proposal has little prospect of realization, saye the despatch, as the council of marshals under the presidency of the emperor has also pronouueed against the Hungarian separate proposals. An Evening hi and Song Under Direction of Miss Gladys Attree i i Under Auspices of Sir Alexander Gait Chapter, I. 0. D. E. Major Jack lioss Chapter, I. O: D. K. will serve tea as usual at Klrkby's tomorrow. * * * Mrs. .1. Drysdale and daughter, tfetty, have gone to Winnipeg for a visit with friends. m  * The monthly meeting of the Central W. C. T. U. is postponed until Thursday of next week. / 9  m 7 Mrs. II. Bfntley and Mrs. U. J. Dinning left Friday for California, where they will spend several months. *  *� Tho Nursing Mission acknowledge with thanks the receipt of $15.00 from tho Webb Sunday school, Saskatchewan. The Thistle Sewing Circle will meet with Mrs. Lawrie, 1726 5th Ave. A. N., Wednesday afternoon for lied Cross sewing, * *  Mrs. Jack Cheney, \yho has been (he guest of'Mrs.* W. J. Armstrong for ten days, returned Monday to her homo in Moose Jaw. *  * All those helping in the house to house canvass for Red Cross workers are asked to meet in the Red Cross looms tomorrow at 3 p.m. * * � Mrs. Geo. Simpson, of Medicine Hat will arrive in the city tomorrow to assist in the I. O. D. E. concert to be given Friday and Saturday. * * * Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Bellamy, of Medicine Hat, who arc attending the Alberta Federation of Labor convention, are registered at the- Alexandra. *  * Mrs. Alice Gulluault of Hancock, Michigan, arrived to spend the holidays with her son, Mr. E. C. Guilbault and Mrs. Guilbault, and will make an extended stay with them. * * * r The Protheon class will hold elections of officers on Wednesday evening at S o'clock in the class room, after which refreshments will be served. A full attendance is urged. *   Wesley Ladies Aid will meet tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock at the parsonage, 320 11th St. S. All ladies of; the church are- cordially invited to bo present. The collectors of systematic giving will please make their returns lor January at this meeting. � * * Those hoping to attend the Evening of Song and Dance being given tor the home of orphaned and unclaimed children of .Halifax are advised to procure their tickets before Friday, that they may have a choice of seats. Seats are reserved without extra charge after io a.m. on that day. * m * The ladies* swimming and gymnasium classes under the auspices of the Women's Civic club will be continued on Wednesday as usual, the children at 4 p.m. and die ladles at 7.30. The Daughters and Maids of England will meet in the S. O. E. hall ^tomorrow night (Wednesday) at eight 'o'clock sharp. Special business installation of officers, light refreshment*! will be Served after the meeting, to which (any member can invite a friend. AH members.are asked to make an effort to attend' this meeting. * * * Mrs. FT J. Deane, formerly of Nelson and for the paBt eight years a resident of Cranbrook, was married at Seattle December 24, to P. Bowness of Vancouver. The wedding took place at Trinity Episcopal church and the ceremony was conducted by" Rev. W. H. BUbs. Mrs. Deane was the widow of the late F. J. Deane, until 1908 proprietor of the Nelson Daily News and afterwards publisher of the Cranbrook Herald. *  * GIBBIN-SORENSON Cardston, Jan. 8.-A quiet wedding was solemnized by Pres. Edw. J. Wood on New Year's Eve at Cardston when Mr. Wilfred T. Gibbie and Miss Selma Irene Sorenson, both of Claroh-holm were made one iu the presence of Mr. Edgar and Miss Clara Gibbie. brother and sister of the groom, and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Shafer, of Cards-ton. The young people are well known south of Clnresholm and many friends will wish them all the joy possible on life's journey. * * * WEST-WEBSTER Another wedding party came to Cardston on Thursday night, again Pres. Wood's services were enjoined to unite- Mr. J. J. West, son of Jno. N. West, the -well -known cattle rancher ot this district, and Miss Naoma Webster, daughter of one of the oldest settlers in the district, Mr. Samuel Webster. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Parker wero present with a few Cardston friends. A wide circle of frlend� offer congratulations to the young people. 'A NDID CONFESSION! In Connection With Our CROCKE DEPART Really, it woe hot our original intention to have incfuded this section in our THRIFTY SALE. As you are doubtles-aware our prinolpal rource of rupply for all prockery (and thfe applies esoccia/fy to the better and mocf reliable flrad^s)" Is the Potterle� of England, 30 It is easily understood how uncertain and difficult a matter it is to keep this -stock in a normal condition and to replenish it with lines when soid out. This, along with the fact that n great advance in price is quoted in reply to every order from uc, juctified us in excluding this department from reclucinn prices for this sate hut on second thouflhts we have decided that THE "THRIFTY" IDEA shall extend throughout the entire store and nothing whatever shall be reserved. We need use no .pressure ur prices quoted below are you to take advantage of such an opportunity. But FOR WEDNESDAY'S SELLiKG ONLY I - J m. � �c * - fie son's B a  NCOitQIAttD iti>o Candle Boudoir or Reading Lamp with pretty blue shade. Mrs. Thrifty says it's a beautiful thing for..... Mrs. Thrifty Says: "Our stock of Dinner Ware is very complete and our prices are right.'* 97 piece Dinner Set of semi-porcelain with plain gold band, from the well-known Grindley potteries. Regular $35.00. opj r* a Mrs. Thrifty says ......................................Ll �iJl/ 97 Dinner Set of Jap Hand Painted China. The equal of Limoges in everything but price. Regular $50.00. am a a Mrs. Thrifty says..................................... 4^�UW "Riviera" and "Irene" 97 piece Sets in very pretty designs. Made by Grind ley. Regular $35.00. nn aa Mrs. Thrifty Bays ..................................... JU.IMJ 97 piece Handsomt Dinner Set .with plain gold band. Similar to Haviland ware. Regular $60.00. pjrt Mrs. Thrifty says ................................... OU.vU 5 only, 58 piece Dinner Sets in various designs. Val- | m ues up to �18.50. Mrs. Thrifty says.......... ____.... If&flJU Heavy Japanese Cups and Saucers. Regular $3.00 doz. O O C Mrs. Thrifty says, dozen................................ L%UO The well-known Clover Leaf Cups and Saucers. Reg- n ular $2.50. Mrs. Thrifty says .............................6�UU ^^^^^^\^ -^^^^^^^^^^ ^," Mrs. Thrifty Says: "I can effect you considerable savings on your glass ware." Fruit Sets. 6 nappies and 1 bowl in that charming | 0 /v/\ Spinning Wheel Design. Regular $10.00. Mrs. Thrifty says I J�Ull Cut Glass Bon Bon Dishes and Spoon Trays. Mrs. o AA Thrifty says they are very special, at each ................fa�VU * Cut Glass Fruit Sets of C nappies and 1 howl. O O C for ..................................................... Cut Glass Water Set,* of G tumblers and 1 jug 2 �Q A limited quantity of Heavy Cut Whisky Glasses to be �j p� cleared at, 0 for............................... ."........ OOC a Another lamp in a smaller size than above with adjustable shade. Mrs. Thrifty says it's real value at. . SECURITIES FALL sel for the railroad executive advisory committee, before the senate interstate commerce committee. He declared that in every case possible the question should be settled by agree- ! ment made between the government j and the roads. Congress, he contend- j ed, has no power to fix a basis. The railroads, .he added, have no intention of acting obstructively. Winnipeg, Jan. 7.-During the present month there will manure notes of the Winnipeg street railway to the amount of $750,000. These notes were first publicly offered in January, three years ago, issued to cdver the cost of extensive betterments of the system". The entire issue consisted of $1,500,-000, of which one-half was dated January 15, 1915, and the other half Janu- j ary 15, 1916. It is the latter half which falls due this month. The notes are six per cent two year securities. It is expected that these notes will be renewed. The Grand Trunk railway has a million pounds sterling to pay in London on Jauary 14-5% per cent secured notes issued in January, lf)15. The notes were offered in London at 98^. On January 10 the Canadian Northern railway must pay a million and a quarter dollars in Xew York to take up six per cent secured notes. The total issue was two and a half millions, one-half maturing this year and one-half next year. The underlying security is guaranteed by the provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta. The disbursements at this season of the year in New York and London In dividends and interest are very large and is comparatively easy in both centres in spite of the enormous drain through the war loans. Brokers do not anticipate that there will be any difficulty in the matter of renewals. SLOT AGAINST METH rights of man. Tho pope raised his voire against the form of warfare which is used against undefended cities without bringing military results and which causes victims among non-rombntants, besides damaging churches and art treasures, thus increasing national hatreds. WANT INCREASE RATES Montreal, Jan. trol has, for the year, adopted a S.-The hoard of con-second time within a resolution asking the federal authorities to prohibit the importation of slot machines into the �Dominion. (The attorney general of the province of Quebec is asked in the resolution to prevent the licensing of slot machines in the province. There are a great many slot machines in this city. Rome, Jan. 0.^-In thanking the Roman aristocracy Saturday for their Christmas and New Year's greetings, Pope Benedict expressed his appreciation that the nobility had endorsed "our words with which we recently invited the peoples of the earth to return to God with the view of hastening the end of the frightful misfortune which has afflicted the world for more than three years. "We must return to Christ," His Holiness added, "in order once more to enjoy the benefits of civilisation." The pontiff said the road whereby io return to Christ was that of justice and love. He expressed satisfaction that the nobility had joined with the Holy See in condemning the recent air raids, which were against the Washington, Jan. 8.-Fifteen per cent Increase in commodity rates were sought iu an application filed with the interstate commerce commission today by eastern trunk line railroads operating in connection with steamship companies from Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Baltimre to Washington, Richmond, Norfolk, Newport News and other Virginia points, Pinners Point, Maryland, and other points south of these gateways. Anchor yTS-GOOD SERVICE * J Majestic theatre, Jan. 11 and 12 The not proceeds of this entertainment will ho applied to the fund for cstahllfililng a homo in Halifax for the orphans and unclaimed children of that stricken city. > Tickets: Adults......50c; Children......25c Sen. i.Th may be reserved iwiihmit extra charge at the box offit-o fy* aftsr 10 a.m. Friday, January nth. Ottawa, Jan. 8.-The foodv controller's office bus been receiving letters suggesting that regulations in the different provinces of the Dominion protecting game and fish should be modified so that these foods, might be available to a greater extent as substl-. tutes fur beet and bacon. Letters are also being received urging taxation and other steps to reduce tho number of useless dogs which, it is urged, constitute a menace to sheep rafs'fng and consequently hare been responsible for keeping the industry in ninny parts of the country to very much*smaller proportions than it ought to be. A-.v"official of the food controller's office stated today that these matters come entirely within tfee jurisdiction of the provincial governments and that communications relative thereto should be addressed to them. AND SPEED WILL WIN Washington, Jan. 7.-Cannon, coalition and speed are the three elements needed to win the war In the shortest possible time. Representative McCormick, of Illinois, told th$ house today in a speech reviewing his three months tour of the battle fronts. Tho allies,' he said, want at least 25,000 great guns, first of all; then thoy want/men and want the heartiest cooperation of all political elemnets in America for its effect on morale to win the war. Washington, Jan. 7.-Premier Cle-� menceau, a despatch from Paris today says, has sent this message to Premier Lloyd George: 1 "Willi my most hearty congratulations I hasten to send you, those of the French nation, those at the front and in the interior for ' the ; adrrtirable speech in which you so happily stated the truth that one must never become weary of opposing the Germans," Crown Syrup in "Perfect Seal" Quart Jars Holds 3 lbs, syrup. - when empty use for preserves. Washington, Jan. 7.-Quick settle-EJint of exactly what compensation tho ffovernm�nt is to give the railroads eo as not to undermine the financial foundations of the country was urged today by Alfred P. Thorn, general coua* CRGWNBRAND /CORNS the pure, Ivholesome table s^rup, with the delightful flavor. Also sold in 2, S, 10 and 20 pound tins-at ill grocers. Write-for free Cook Book. THE CANADA STARCH CO. UMITE0, MONTREAL. 1* High Grade A merican Dentistry HESE are the points in dentistry on which we rest our reputation with the public. And we contend that good dentistry must combine all. Skill and good materials are of little avail when the patient is writhing in agony in the chair. So we have made a life study ot: modern painless methods. The ease and comfort of the patient is our first consideration. With assurance therefore do we proclaim that- DENTISTRY AS WE PRACTISE IT IS A GENTLE ART v and Nelson Oh Bile, 4 Doors from Lethhridge Hotel, Lethbridge LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA CALGARY OFFICE-115A EIGHTH AVENUE E. EDMONTON OFFICE-3 CM STALL BLOCK 2912 ;