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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 0, 1018 THE LETMBRTT?>:E DAILY HERALD PAGE SEVEN Labor Convention Supports Miners' Request, 6-Hr. Day Alberta labor men unanimously de-iddort at Wednesday morning's session )( iho Alberta Federation of Labor Convention to support the resolution presented by tho Hnnkbond local of !.ho United Mine Workers of America 'taking tho provincial governments of Albert a and British Columbia to ennet i six hour day for underground mine Workers, lo become effective hIx . nonths after the eon elusion of the *var. The resolution nlmn at providing miploymout for the flood of mino-workers who will return to their pursuits in these two provinces after tho ivur. Tills morning's session of the convention \v;ih given up to the dls-.uissbm of resolutions, and there is ov-ry Iiidk-.'Jiion that the labors of the 1 a: e g a ic s w i 11 e e :i s e th I s afternoon. i>no of the most debated matters this morning waa the question of providing a newspaper which will be the official '.>rgan of the Alberta Kodcralion of Labor, and alter a lengthy discussion it waa decided to Instruct the executive to negotiate with the JJnifod Mine workers of District No. IS w'th n view to securing the plant of the old District Ledger of Fernio as a basis for (he proposed venture. \ This motion was moved by ,7. (). Jones and seconded by Prank Whcatley of Bankheart. Tho miners have been considering reviving their official paper, but the movers of tho resolution were of the opinion that if it could be made the official organ of all unions in the province it would be much more sure of success. During the discussion some healthy slams were taken at the existing newspapers of the province, Delegate Smeed of Lethbridgo stating that during the recent election the Leth-bridge labor men had to fight against not only the Union candidate but the two established newspapers of the city and they didn't have a chance in the world to win against such odds. Other resolutions which were passed this morning, and which are self-explanatory, follow: Re Venereal Diseases Whereas, our , governments have made provision to combat the spread-ling of contagious diseases such as Ismallpox, scarlet fever, etc., by a ays-Item of Isolation, the reason no doubt Ibeing the protection of the general jpublic health and to prevent any epidemic that might occur through the aforesaid diseases; It is apparent to all that provision should be mado by the government of the province of Alberta to have an act brought down at the coming session to cover all contagious diseases, one of which is venereal disease, and further, the act should provide that all medical men shall report all cases of shall have pow for the treating a view of pro- 1 I venereal disease to a competent authority established by tho government for this purpose, who er to make provision of or isolation with venting this disease. And further provision should be ma.de by tho department of education to have all school boards of the province appoint: specialists to instruct the children of ah public schools in simple phyalology in the earlier grades, and so extend the course to include the Leaching of sex hygiene In grade eight and to all children attending the high schools. Carried. Pool Convention Expenses Submitted by Brotherhood of Carpenters, Edmonton. Resolved that this local recommend to tho Alberta Federation of Labor that the railway expenses of delegates who attend tho convention of the Alberta Federation of Labor be pooled. Will take referendum of affiliated locals. Carried. Support Letter Carriers Submitted by Letter carriers, Medicine Mat. Whereas, all efforts on tho part of tho Letter carriers of the Dominion supported by the trade union movement. in general. Dominion Trades Congress, Kederation of Labor, etc., in an endeavor to obtain an increase in wages to some extent commensurate with the increased cost of living have failetft and, Whereas, the wages of the workers of the Dominion generally have increased considerably, therefore, He it resolved, that this Alberta Federation of Labor in convention assembled call upon the I: I If i \ it s ' \ v.f. ' Mind you, we say "GOOD" right through and through. * Made in cheviots, worsteds and tweeds in fancy mixtures, stripes, plain greys, etc., in values up to $20, and will give splendid wear. m But-as the quantity is limited-only about 60 suits-�you will have to do some tall hustling to secure one at ^2 ^ ^ l' jsc*"j 1 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ he Wsotfs Bag (fompanu And the purchasing public are showing their appreciation of Big Values for Little Money in the gen- THAN THE TWO PER CENT ercus manner in which they are Buy- | ing Bargains. Labor Men Pass Resolution Asking For Two and "Half Per Cent You Cannot Afford to Miss The Opportunity which you have ow of That there is a demand for "something better than the wishy-washy two per cent/' a3 one delegate described the temperance beer allowed in Alberta, was the unanimous opinion of the workers of the province as put forward this morning by the delegates to the Alberta Federation/of Labor during the discussion of tfce following resolution submitted by the Brewery Workers of Calgary: Whereas, we believe a malt beer of 1\'>% alcohol'by weight would be more satisfactory to the working classes than the present socalled temperance beer, Re it resolved that this convention petition the Dominion government, to set the standard similar to the war' beer of Great Britain. The convention went on record as favoring the motion, especially in view of the fact that after April 1st, "hard stuff" will gbe eliminated altogether. One delegate declared that beer should be made a standard beverage, just as milk must conform to a standard. It was explained that beer which is 2y2 per cent alcdkol by weight is half way between the present "two per cent'' and regulation lager beer. Delegate Johnston of the Brewery Workers of Calgary stated that in Norway, beer �which is 2y� per cent by weight is considered temperance beer. Delegate Smeed of Lethbridge heartily approved the motion, which, .if adopted, would isave the brewery workers from L � becoming extinct, he said. At the same time the convention voted down a resolution which had J)ecn passed by the London, Out,, Trades Council, and forwarded to the convention by the Medicine Mat Trades Council asking the Dominion to legislate ice cream out of business as a war measure. i More Evidence of Brutal Work of Huns in Northern France } km mm Paris, Jan. 9.-The Rome correspondent of the Matin says that by order of Field Marshal Von Hindenburg, according to reliable information which has reached hJm, 130 villages behind the western front, mostly in the region of St. Quentin, have been levelled to the ground so as to afford better opportunity for defence of the German lines to the rear. Notwithstanding denials, the '.correspondent adds, only one-third of the 300,000 Belgians deported to Germany have been permitted to return to their homes. 'Calgary, Jan. S.-Calgary civic of� ficials when asked this morning about the resolution in favor of two-men street cars passed by the Alberta la* bor federation in session at Leth-bridge were outspoken in their condemnation of "tactics'* that would Interfere in the management of municipal street car lines against the will of the citizens; "I cannot believe that the legislature will countenance such a thing" declared commissioner Graves, especially in view of the strong stand taken by Hon. Archie McLean, when a previous attempt was mado to rush such a measure through the house." V X Now and r t She is Strong Bolter Evorjr Way Pitman, N. J.-"! suffered from a weak, run-down condition so I could not get around to do my usual light duties, for I am 73 years of age and past bard work. My daughter Drought me a bottle of Vinol and askedjne to try it, and after taking two bottles I have a good appetite, rest well at night ana am stronger and better in every wey."-Mrs. F. Anderson, Pitman, N. J. We wish every feeble, aged man and woman in this vicinity would just try this constitutional cod liver and iron tonic on our guarantee to return their money if it falls to benefit Formula is. on every bottle. 4. D, HIOINBOTHAM A CO., LTD. Drugfllets, Lethbrldge. / Abo at the best druflc'�t= In all Alberta towns. Montreal, Jan. 0.-A declaration signed jointly by Senator Casgrain and Hon. Rodolphe Lemieux has been issued here announcing that Sir Wilfrid Laurier will remain leader of the Liberal party. The announcement says: "Sir Wilfrid Laurier will always be head of the Liberal party and certainly would not think of retiring today when he has the majority of the people behind him." Always the Leader Quebec, Jan. 9.-Questioned today about the rumors alleging the early retirement of Sir Wilfrid Laurier from the leadership of the Liberal party, Sir Lomer Goufn, who is just back from a conference with Sir Wilfrid at Montreal, said: "Sir Wilfrid is and will remain the chief of the4 Liberal party." AIRCRAFT FACTORY IRELAND London, Jan. 9.-Referring to the government's decision to erect an air-craft factory In Ireland, 1 the Times says that several airdromes are now being built there. The establishment cf a new and important industry is stimulating the national imagination and there will be no lack ot Irish recruits tot the flying corps. When the police rushed into C29 6th St. S. Tuesday afternoon in response to a call stating that a drunken fight was in progress on the premises they found Ethel McDonald lying on the bed in th'e throes of poison pains, caused by the taking of mercury bichloride tablets, while Harriet Grier, drunk, and John Keelie were having a real old Donnybrook fair. The McDonald woman was sent to the Gait Hospital with all speed while Harriet Grier, John Keelie, and Norman Flemming, proprietor of the-house, were all arrested and brought to tho police station, and will appear today on charges of drunkenness, disorderly conduct and permitting drunkenness on the premises. Word from the Hospital this morning is that Ethel McDonald, who had not been expected to live over last night, was improving and it is thought is past danger of the poison, which it is alleged was administered by her own hand. Take No Chances! Move Poisons from Liver and Bowels at Once. 1 Mothers can rest easy after giving. "California Syrup of Figs," because in a few hours all the clogged-up waste, sour bile and fermenting food gently j moves out of the bowels and you have a well, playful child again. Children simply will not take the time from play to empty their bowels, and they beco'me tightly packed, liver gets sluggish and stomach disordered. Whe'n cross, feverish, restless, see if tongue is coated, then give thifl delicious "fruit laxative." Children love it, and it can not cau>e injury. No difference what ails your little one-if full of cold, or a sore throat, diarrhoea, stomach-ache, bad breath, remember, a gentle "inside cleansing" should always be the first treatment given. Full directions for babies, children of all ages and grown-ups are printed on each bottle. Beware of counterfeit fig-syrupB. Ask your druggist for a 50-cent bottle of "California Syrup of Figs," then look carefully and see that it Is made by the 'California Fig Syrup Com* pany." We make no smaller ' sire. Hand hack with contempt any othe^ fig syrun.-AdverUatiiaeat, ;