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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta !�Age sr THE LETIIBRIDOR DAILY HERALD WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1918 Retailers Promise Half-Holiday In Return For Saturday Nights Lothbridge retailors .stand prepared to grunt a Wednesday half holiday the year round provided arrangements can be made w ha-.v iiir >rr:. of the ;r.o-vlnoo in city, town ..mi villase all close every oilier vvenias at mx o'ctoik with tho execptiou of Saiv.rduy when they usk for (en o'clock closing in order Unit tho tannins public may be given itn opportunity to do their business at the lime whhh evidently suits titein best, i.e., Saturday evening. This was decided at a ireneral meeting of the Board of Trade held on Tuesday night. which was largely attended by the retail merchant*. It was decided lb;,; a (iclejrailon ?houM he sent to Calgary on Thursday morning when Premier Stewart will be there and will be waited on by delegations of retailers from Le'.hbridge, Medicine ily. and Calgary. The memorandum passed by the local board by an unanimous vote follows : Memorandum by the Lcthbridge Board of Trade on Hours of Work For Retail Clerks Regarding the legislation, on tho above subject enacted at the 1217 session of the Alberta Legislature, the practical application of which was deferred at the request of the merchants affected till this year-the enforcement of this legislation is gravely detrimental to the general interests of the people of this city and district and this board of trade respectfully suggests that it be not enforced. The people of this province generally are awakening to the fact that business done by them with retail stores outside of the province is not good for the best interests of our community, while retail merchants supported by wholesale houses are endeavoring to improve their business methods so as to give an increasingly better and efficient service to their customers. Personal contact in trading is one of the features of successful business and it is good for all of us that this should be preserved. Our farming customers appreciate this and one of the times that suits them best for doing business in our cities, towns and villages is Saturday afternoons and evenings. That time is also convenient for workers in other industries to do their i shorpiiiir. The question is how to arrange. n;;itiers so as to least interfere i with general cuivetiience. We submit i that the !ie--t way to arrive at thin is by eiiactiiHT an Kr.rly closing A\t to ; apply to all ,-,�*.ail stores or places of i business t-clliiig f-oods at retail in the j province, requiring that nil retail [stores shall close at 0 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, ami 1 p.m. on Wednesday and 10 p.m. on Saturday. Very few retail stons J open before S a.m. Tho at>o\e pro-iposal would make starting at > a.m. ! each day a working week of f>3 hours, j Provision should be made in the act that stores may remain open till 10 ' p.m. on tiie day preceding any rei o>;-1 nized holiday and on three days be-j fore Shristiuas. | A special clause would have to be j provided to allow for service in drugstores. This memorandum was considered and approved at a general meeting of the Letabridge board of trade on Tuesday. January Sth, 13IS. The board of trade will lay their proposal before the officers of the Federation of Labor ;n session here in an effort to secure their co-operation. Tho A. F. of L. is pressing for an early closing uct for all stores and also for a Wednesday halt Mioliday. which they ask to be placed on the statute books In the form of an Early Closing Act. If this were done it would regulate the hours of labor of retail clerks without the necessity of calling into use the Factory Act for application to the retail stores. The date of the annual meeting of the board was fixed for Friday, January ISth. A nomination committee was appointed last night to bring in recommendations for a board of officers, two names to be suggested for each office. The committee is composed of S. J. Shepherd, chairman, P. Lund, Mr. Parker, Geo. Kerr and J. \V. Bawdeu. President Marnoch explained the financial standing of the board, showing that last year's plan had worked out very well and it was decided to adopt it again. A committee composed of Messrs. Downer, lioyt, Shaw and Horne was appointed to look after a campaign to raise the funds of the board in the same manner for the coming ye^r. THET0N1CTHAT BRINGS HtALTH "Fmif-a-tiyes" Builds Up The ; Whole System ! Those who take "Fruit d-tives" for the first time, aro often astonished at the way iV builds them up and makes , them feel better all over. They may be taking "Fruit-a-tivos" for some specific I disease, as Constipation, Indigestion, . Chronic Headaches or Neuralgia, ; Kidney or Bladder Trouble, Kheu-; mutism Pain iu the Back. And they' Cad when "Frutt-a-tives" has cured the j disease, that they fee! better aud | stronger in every way. Thi� is due to I the wonderful tcnic properties of thesa j famous tablets, matte from fruit juices. | 50c. � box, 6 for |2.30, trial size, -5c, I At all dealers or sent postpaid by Fruit? , tires Limited, Otta.v�. ! necessary hospital accommodation by i the state thereby eliminating all ne-| cessily for charity grants. I We would further recommend that \ this convention draw to the atteu-j tion of the provincial and civic authorities the necessity of providing some measure of relief to the over-worked ' nursing staffs in our various city hos-i pitals. Early Closing While Early" Closing Bylaws have been adopted by a number of cities and in the case of Calgary a Wednesday haif holiday has become effectrVe all the year round, we recommend that this convention give consideration to some measure that may be presented to the government with a view of bringing about a half-holiday each week, and the limiting of the number of hours per day that may apply to employees in all stores throughout the province. The convention will adjourn sine die some time today. (Cl.XTtXUED FROit FRONT P-agb.1 the skilled worker, also placing the recipient of vocational training at a disadvantage in competition for employment at the conclusion of the war when employers discard the war sentiment. The general economic effect of this system of vocational training will undoubtedly re-act to the advantage of the employer. We would suggest that the government appoint a competent commission to enquire into the industrial activities of Canada with a tfiew of determining the best method of extending vocational training to the disabled soldier and the rehabilitating at the close of the war the soldiers returning to Canada. The convention concurred in tho report after Delegate Ross of Calgary, who is head of the re-educatiou board of the military hospitals commission at Calgary, had explained the shortcomings of the present system. Sergt. Jowitt of Medicine Mat declared that In his opinion the question was the moat important yet touched by the convention. He declared that he had seen British returned soldiers in London making a living by selling papers and laces to the everlasting disgrace of the Mother Country and he hoped Canada would do better. The workers would have to continually urge on the government the need of every effort along this line if Canada were to do the right thing by the soldiers. Two other questions affecting the soldiers and their dependents were disposed of thus by the convention. Returned Soldier and Trade Unionist "That this convention concur in the pronouueement made by the Ottawa convention of the Trades Congress on the. future relationship of tho returned soldier and the trades unionist, believing that his economic interests are bound up i:i the future welfare of the working class of Canada. We believe that tliis convention through its executive and affiliated bodies should take every means to impress upon tho returned soldier the necessity of assisting the various working class organizations in establishing and maintaining such working conditions The Woman Behind the Gun. She must keep the home fires burning, the little ones fed and clothed. Don't starve or stint the children. The perfect food for children, the food that develops sturdy, stalwart bodies, is Shredded Wheat Biscuit The whole wheat grain and milk are the most perfect foods given to man. They are better for children than meat or eggs. Shredded Wheat Biscuit is 100 per cent, whole wheat, nothing added, nothing wasted or thrown away. It is delicious for any meal with milk and fruits and costs but a few cents. Made in Canada. as organized labor may from time to time secure." Patriotic Fund "This convention re-affirms its position on the present system of the raising and distribtition of the Patriotic ' j Fund taken at the Edmonton convention 1917 where' we called upon the Dominion government to provide such measures a3 wilL guarantee a.dequate support for soldiers' dependents. We therefore recommend that this convention petition the Dominion government to abolish this fund and that provision be made to add a. sufficient amount to the separation allowance as wiil cover the deficiency thus caused, and that the Dominion government upon assuming responsibility for the aforesaid payments take over any unexpended balance of this fund." The convention concurred in both reports. An act, which will likely be submitted at the coming session of the legislature and which is fathered by the Children's Welfare League of Edmonton, was discussed, copies of the act respecting allowances to mothers, as it is known, being in the hands of the delegates. This act provides that needy mothers may be allowed government grant by the provincial government it it is shown by a board chosen for the purpose of administering the act, that there is real need. The object is to enable mothers to maintain their homes, and rear and educate their children in the proper home environment. The report of Delegate Ross ivho attended the Dominion Trades Congress this year was received and accepted. Amendments to the Electrical Act asktd for by the electricians of tho province were concurred in and will be urged by the federation. A letter was read from A. G. Browning, deputy attorney general, was read asking tor the co-operation of employees to see that the act is strictly enforced. A wire will be sent him and also Premier Stewart setting forth the action of the convention in this regard. "Following are some other recommendations of the officers concurred in by the convention: One Day's Rest in Seven Such legislation as will provide that the wage workers shall receive one day's rest in seven. This matter has been endorsed by the Trades and Labor Congress. Hours of Labor of Drug Clerks Kealizlng the long hours worked by employees in drug stores and the necessity for some protective legislation for them, we recommend that this convention deal with the matter with a view of securing for these wage workers some measure of relief. Bureau of Labor Believing that the various legislative matters affecting the wage workers of the province can be more adequately dealt with by a department responsible for this kind of legislation, we recommend that this convention give consideration to the question of securing an act which will create a Bureau of Labor under which will he placed the various measures affecting the wage workers of the province. Public Schools The attention of the provincial government should he drawn to the necessity of making further provision for the education and the health of iho young by arranging for medical, dental and optical treatment and the supplying of all necessary school supplies free to all school children. The slate should recognize this responsibility in the care and education of the child as an asset to tha state. Public Hospitals The question of pub.ic hospitals is important and the government should be approached with a view of making further provision for the care of the sick, such action should be taken as would result in the maintenance of the (Continued from Kkont Faobi U. S. C^rnment New York, Jan. 9.-Editorials in the New York newspapers this morning unite in praising the president's definition of the American peace terms. Throughout the country also the note of adverse criticism was almost entirely lacking. The president's words were called tho best possible statement of the democracy's cause. Ths? World says: "It is only by the recognition of these principles that the war can end and the president's address cannot fail to bring new- inspiration to all the free nations that are battling against militarism, autocracy and imperialism. As he truly says, 'the moral climax of this, the culminating and final war for human liberty has come'.' It can end only when a democratic peace is established or democratic government has surrendered to autocracy." The Times'. "In yielding to the prevailing habit of re-stating war aims the powers that are now defenders of the world's freedom have too far lost sight of the imperative need of de-stroyiug Germany's plan of a broad belt of military and economic: control in middle and southeastern Europe by thrusting across the Berlin-Bagdad line a state or group of states sheltered against German influence and aggression." The Tribune: "President Wilson has done nothing finer; there is nothing more admirable in American history than his address of yesterday. In a single speech he has transformed the whole character and broken with all the traditions of American policy. He has established an American world policy and ideal of international policy throughout the civilized world." The Sun: "We commend the admirable precision- with which President Wilson has stated the principles which the allies regura as essential to a permanent peace. We likewise commend the practical sagacity which appears in his avoidance of the attempt to speak with finality in regard to questions which naturally are subject to further discussion after the present belligerents have found their way to tiie threshold of the household negotiation. Most of all, we commend the unbounded resolution and unwavering pluck with which lie expresses the American people's determination to win all that for which they are righteously at war." The 'Herald: "The address bears a message to the Russian people which the patriotic among them will understand, even if those temporarily in power in Petrograd do not. Whether the Bolsheviki have been sincere in their demand for a statement of war alms or merely have been, echoing the cry raised in Berlin, They have their answer. The Lenines and the Trot-zky's must now decide between those who Hincerely are endeavoring to protect and aid RUHsia and those who count on fattening at its expense." Bernard H. Ridder, under the caption "America's war aims," says in the English column of the Staats Zei-tung: "Germany's spokesmen have been insistent that their opponents in the war state definitely and concretely what they are fighting for. It is now the central empire'h move, and they should be equally willing to re-state their war aims as unequlvocably as tho United States and Great Britain have stated theirs. Out of such long range, interchange of purposes might perhaps eventuate the final negotiations necessary to peace." CANCEL TRAINS Montreal, Jan.. 7:-Carrying out the policy of running as few trains as possible the Canadian and United States railways have ji'greed to cancel all Sunday trains between Montreal and New York, Boston and Portland. 10 CATCH EVERY DEATH OF LADY British and American Representatives Arranging Reciprocal Conscription Ottawa, Jan. S.--Young American residents in Canada who have so far secured exemption from tho Military Service act -on the pround of thetr Vuited States citizenship, unci simi- ; lariy ike tens of thousands of British and Canadian residents of military age in the United States who are not subject to ihe American compulsory service law will probably soon find themselves caught in tho allies' war service dragnet. | It Is understood by the government ' here that a convention will shortly be arranged at Washington by the representatives of the British and United States governemnts providing for "reciprocal conscription" of British or American citizens without reference to the normal requirements of international law. Under the proposed convention tho Canadian Military Service act will be made applicable to all residents of Canada of military,* age even though legally they may be ; citizens of the United States. In the t latter country the selective draft 1 principle will similarly apply to Canadian and British subjects who, if resident in their own country would have to join the colors. In other ! words, what the allied governments | propose is to agree iu regard to resi- i deuce as the basis of citizenship during wartime and to co-operate to make every-man answer the call to service according to I'm law of the country under whose flag he enjoys protection for the time being. This is the underlying principle of the convention which, it is understood is now being negotiated at Washington by Sir Frederick Smith, the British envoy who arrived a few days ago on this side of the Atlantic. In effect it will bring several thousand more young men in Canada within the purview of the Military-Service act, while in the United States the number of British and Canadian young men affected will run up into the hundreds of thousands. _j ! In this connection it may be noted that there has recently been a more rigid inspection of arrivals and departures across the border. Canadians of military age who now seek to leave Canada are hlld up unless able to convince the authorities that ; they are not seeking to evade military service here, while the United ] States inspectors are similarly taking extra precautions with '-faeit own citi-, zeus seeking exit to Canada. It is further significant that the! number of young Canadians tempo- [ rarily resident in the United. States ! who returned1 to Canada for the ' Christmas holidays was, very much' smaller ;than in previous years, and j many of those who did come back! have found their return to the United j States barred unless good and suffi- j cient reasons are given to the immi-, gration inspectors. Some of those who came home "for a visit" will, now have to report for military ser-1 vice. i (l'Yom Our Own Correspondent) Stirling, Jan. 8.- Mrs. Betty Hogon-son died at her home liore Thursday evening at nine o'clock. She had boon ill tor several weeks with erysipelas. Deceased was 27 years of ago and leaves u husband and a family of eight'children, to mourn hor loss. Mr. and Jlrs. Proctor nnd family of little onos are staying at tho home of their sister Mrs. W. O. Barton. They have (onto up from Utah and expect to make their home near Stirling. School opened on Monday morning. The staff of teachers includes Donald Uolinan, the Misses Lockhart, Miss Briner and Miss Snow, IDE OF Toronto* Jan. 0,-A united snrvico of intercession of all tlto Anglican churches in tho city was hold In thy Church of the Redeemer tonight, Arch-biship Muthoson of Winnipeg, primate ot Canada, who preached, Bald too much wrs left for the clergy, that it was necessary for the laymen to do more of the praying. The press also was too secular. As the mouthpiece of Christian communities, he said, tho newspapers ought to call for a mora prayerful nation at this crisis. Con dltioiis wore wrong, ho continued, be fore the war. Tho moral and spiritual sldo of tho nation was nt it low ebb family worship, blessing of food, Bab bath observance-thoso things wort becoming obsolete. It was necessary to get back to .God by prayer. FUNERAL OF GRASSY LIE LADY HELD (From Our Own Correspondent) Grassy Lake, Jan. 7.-Rev. G. H. Barrett attended presbytery meeting in Knox church, Lethbridge, Friday, January 4. Mr. and Mrs. \V. Tttrnbull have returned from their honeymoon. .Mr. and Mrs. Sid Logan were pleasantly surprised at their home by about fifty of their friends and neighbors on New Year's night. The evening was spent with music and cards. School reopened today after the Christmas holidays. The funeral of airs. Margaret Mc-Kinnon whose death aecurred in Lethbridge Thursday was held here Saturday afternoon and was largely attended. Rev. G. II. Barrett officiated. Mrs. R. J. McNabb was in Lethbridge Friday and Saturday. The recent warm spell has melted all the snow and water is standing in sheets on the roads making travel very difficult. The mild weather is very acceptable, however, particularly to the stockman. L. C. McKinnon who was called here by the deatli of his mother, Mrs. Margaret .McKinnon, left for his home in Foremost Sunday morning. John Patterson left Thursday afternoon for Piepat, Sask., to visit his daughter, Mm. W. K. Lynn. We read with interest in the Taner News that Lieut. Thomas Sneddon of the 3rd C.M.R., is home on furlough. Lieut. Sneddon who was formerly from Grassy Lake enlisted from here soon after the war broke out. He has experienced narrow escapes, was wounded several times and won honors on the field. ALLEGED ALIEN ENEMY IS MAYOR MICHIGAN Michigan City, Ind., Jan. 7.- Pred C. Mitchell, alleged enemy alien, assumed office as mayor of this city with- j out opposition at noon today. At that ' hour no word had been received as to the progress of injunction proceedings begun at Valparaiso, Ind., by persons who objected to the installation of a "German" mayor. There was no disorder. .� i  �  i Where Quality Does Count! |ECAUSE an egg, aged in cold storage, has lost its flavor; Has nothing todowith the egg* tJhich the aimer brings resh from the ?arn. , Because you can't make a good cup of coffee With poorly nourished and improperly roasted coffee beans; has nothing to do with the coffee $ou can make iJith SEAL BRAND COFFEE "SEAL BRAND"-from the best plantations cultivated b$ experts. Then, blended and roasted and ground hy those v?ho have made a lifetime study of the subject "S�l Brand" ii � rich, full-bodixl, tie-liciouf b*Cerag�-whoUtom*, invigorating, fragrant. In }4,1 *t\d 2 pound tins-in tKe be�n, ground orfine ground for ptrcotaton. "PERFECT COFFEE. PER. FECTL Y MADE "houmeu too*. hi. We art mailing free to coffee looen. Write for a copy. 196 CHASE 4 SANBORN, MONTREAL Special for Tomorrow Milk SCONES Regular Price 25c Thursday 2 dozen for 25c KIRKBY&CO. eciai^aieof en's 06S For the Next Ten Days M. M. Mc.Bride, labor candidate was elected mayor of JJrantford, Shoes at Less Than Present Wholesale Prices $2*95 Pair Over a Hundred Pairs to Move Out At This Price Consisting of all Gun Metal Button and lace, Gun Metal Button with cloth tops. All Kid Button and Patent Button and Lace Styles. All Sizes in Most Lines These are all taken from our regular $5.00 lines. While they last: $2.95 HUFNER, The Shoe Man 506 3rd Avenue South 28 51 ;