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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta WEDNESDAY, JANUARY I), 1918 THE LETHBRWrefl DArLY HERALD PAGE SEVEN Labor Convention Supports Miners' Request, 6-Hr. Day Alberta labor men unanimously de-�Idnd at Wednesday morning's session >t I ho Alberta Federation of Labor convention to support the resolution presented by the Ilnnkhead local of �he United Mine Workers of America itpking tbo provincial governments of Alberla nod llritish Columbia to enact i six hour day for underground mine Worker**, \o become effective six �nonius after tbo conclusion of the ivur. 'Thu resolution alma at providing .mipleymont. for the flood of mine-workers who will return to their pursuits in those two provinces after the war. This morning's session of the convention was Riven up to * lie discussion of resolutions, and there 1h ev-.'.ry indie.;iiun that the labors of the lelngutcs win cease this afternoon. Ono of the most debated matters this morning was the question of providing .t newspaper which will be the official organ of the Alberta Federation of Labor, and niter a lengthy discussion if was decided to instruct the executive to negotiate with the United Mine workers of District Xo. IK w'th a view securing the plant of the old District Ledger of Ferine as a basis for (lie proposed venture. \ This motion was moved by J. O. Jones and seeond-nd by Frank Wheailey of Bankhead. Tho miners have been considering reviving their official paper, but the movers ot the 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 slarnB 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 fighfr 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 oflds. Other resolutions which were passed this morning, and which are self-ex-planatory, follow: Re Venereal Diseases Whereas, our . governments have made provision to combat the spreading of contagious diseases such as smallpox, scarlet fever, etc., by a system of Isolation, the reason no doubt being the protection of the general public health and to prevent any epidemic that might occur through the aforesaid diseases; It is apparent to all that provision should be made 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 i shall have pow for the treating a view of pro- t venereal disease to a enmpctont 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 marie by tho department of education to have all school boards of the province appoint specialists to instruct tho children of all public schools in simple physiology in tho earlier grades, and so extend the course to include the teaching of sex hygiene In grade eight and to all children attending the high schools. Carried. Pool Convention Expenses Submitted by Brotherhood of Carpenters, Edmonton. Unsolved that this local recommend to tho Alberta Federation of Labor that the railway expenses of delegates who attend the convention of the Alberta Federation of Labor be pooled. Will take referendum of affiliated locals. Carried. Support Letter Carriers Submitted by Letter Carriers, Medicine Hat, Whereas, all efforts on the part of. tho Letter carriers of the Dominion supported by the trade union movement in general, Dominion Trades Congress, Federation of Labor, etc., in an endeavor to obtain an increase in wages to some extent commensurate with the increased cost of living have failed! and, Whereas, the wages of the workers of the Dominion generally have increased considerably, therefore, Be it resolved, that this Alberta Federation of Labor in convention assembled call upon the Dominion government to immediately increase the wages of those government employees to the same extent as that of other workers of the Dominion; failing this we demand that a commission be appointed to Investigate the many grievances of letter carriers such as salaries, street car transportation, superannuation, etc., etc.-Carried. For Returned Soldiers Whereas, the military authorities at the present time are allowing the meagre sum of $8.00 to men discharged purchasing a civilian suit, and the extra sum of . $5.00 in the winter months with which to purchase an overcoat, we' deem this sum totally inadequate for the purpose for which it Is Intended and look upon such action as an insult to those men who have given their assistance to the empire in her distress, therefore, Be it resolved, thfct this convention go on record as being opposed to such action and demand th�*r a sum of not less than $60.00 per man bo set apart with which the discharged soldier may purchase a respectable suit of clothes and overcoat in which to start again in civil life. Carried. Mine Sanitary Conditions � Submitted by United Mine Workers, Drumhollor. Whereas, Premier Stewart of the province of Alberta in his loiter to thn public has declared that ho will bring about legislation covering the principles of health and sanitation within the province, and, Whereas, the majority of wash houses at tho coal mines of Alberta are both unsanitary and unhoalthy in method of construction and the manner in \yhieU the workmen have to bathe themselves, therefore, Be it rosolyed that section i>7 of the coal mines regulations act be-deleted and the following take its place: "Where twenty or more men aro employed In any mine underground a wash-house shall bo erected in which each man can wash and change hH clothes with proper heating arrangements. All water used shall come from overhead, carried iu-plpes, at tho end of which there shall be a rose or bowl In which there are at least twenty small holes to form a spray, and no wash-house shall have for the purpose of men washing themselves tubs or other utensiils, and each man shal have a separate locker in which to hang his clothes free of charge. This amendment to come into force Sept. 1, 1918." Carried. During tho discussion of this amendment Delegate J. O. Jones charged mine inspectors of the province with working more in. the interests of the coal operators than of the men employed in the mines, and another resolution will be passed by the convention calling on the government for a more drastic interpretation of the Coal Mines Act where the interests of tho [miners are concerned. ' Whereas the provincial government appointed a commission to enquire into the desires of the citizens of the province re the amendment of the present compensation act, or the en* 'actment of new legislation, and, Whereas, the executive of the Alberta Federation of Labor will no doubt take the matter up with the members of the provincial cabinet; Be It resolved, that said executive stand instructed to bring special pressure to bear upon the government to provide in said legislation for compensation for industrial or occupational diseases traceable to the industry in which the person so diseased was employed. Carried. IN TRAINING CORPS Toronto, Jan. 9.-A number of qualified officers of Toronto militia regiments who are of the age of those called out under the Military Service Act and were willing to serve in the ranks have been attached to the Canadian officers' training corps overseas company. They will have an opportunity to be transferred to appointments as officers in the C.E.F. Infantry batta-i lion if vacancies occur. Is Growing Bigger Daily And the purchasing public are showing their appreciation of Big Values for Littl e Money in the gen- erous manner in You Cannot Afford which you have now Miss which they are Buying Bargains. Opportunity securing Shoes "CHEAP" either for HOUSEWEAR or WORK at $2.95 Regal Shoe Paste Black and Tan Tins for 25 cts. r * J 1 ill .ill Hi b 't \ I, ! ill!., Hi- \ 4 'J THUR On Sale i AY O'clock Tfaemni in the i 6 buys an exceptionally good \ J w > ft 1 Hi ' 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. + But-as the quantity is limited-only about 60 suits-you will have to do some tall hustling to secure one at �v- i \ hdiu&on's Bay (fompanu ^ _ per cent by weight is considered temperance beer. Delegate Smeed of Lethbridge heartily approved the motion, which, if adopted, would j save the brewery workers trpm becoming extinct, he said. At the same time the convention voted down a Yesolution which had been passed by the London, Out., Trades Council, and forwarded to the convention by the Medicine Hat Trades Council asking the Dominion to legislate ice cream out of business as a war measure. \ i HAVE r More Evidence of Brutal Work of Huns in Northern France AGED MOW 1 Now and i i She it Strong Better Every Way Pitman, N. J.-"I entered from � weak, run-down condition to I could not get around to do my usual light duties, for I am 73 years of age and rist hard work. My daughter rough* me a bottle of Vinol and salted jna to try it, and after taking two bottleg I have a good appetite, rest well at night and am stronger and better in every way."-Mrs. F. Anderson, Pitman, N. J. We wish every feeble, aged man and woman in this vicinity would juit try this constitutional cod liver and iron tonic on our guarantee to return their money if it fails to benefit. Formula it. on every bottte. 4 O. HIGINBOTHAM A CO., LTD. Druggists, Lethbrldge. / Also at the beat druggists ' In all Alberta towns. Montreal Jan. !>.-A declaration signed jointly by Senator Casgrain and Hon. Rodolphe Lernieux 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 uot think of retiring today when he has the majority of the people behind him." Always the Leader Quebec, Jan. I).-Questioned today about the rumors alleging the early retirement of Sir Wilfrid Laurier from the leadership of the Liberal party, fiir Lomer Goiiin, who is just back from a conference with Sir Wilfrid at Montreal, said: "Sir Wilfrid is and will remain the chief of the*Liberal party." 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 him, 130 villages behind the western front, mostly In the region of St. Quentim have the ground so as opportunity for German lines to the rear. Notwithstanding denfats, the .correspondent adds, only one-third of the 300,000 Belgians deported to Germany have been permitted to return to their homes. been levelled to to afford better defence of the 'Calgary, Jan. S.-Calgary civic officials when asked this morning about the resolution in favor of two-men street cars passed by tho Alberta labor federation in session at Lefcb- r 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. "1 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 made to rush such a measure through the house." AIRCRAFT FACTORY IRELAND London, Jan. 9.-Referring to the government's decision to erect an aircraft factory in Ireland,  the Times says that several airdromes are now being built there. The establishment of a new and Important industry is stimulating the national imagination and there will be no lack of Irish recruits for the flying corps. When the police rushed' into 029 5th 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 bichlorMe tablets, while Harriet drier, 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 the police station, and will appea; 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 tho po!son, which it Is alleged was administered by her own hand. lake No Chances! Move Poisons from Liver and Bowels at Once. 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 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 bectfme tightly packed, liver gets sluggish and stomach disordered. When cross, feverish, restless, see if tongue is coated, then give this 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 bo the first treatment given. Full directions for babies, children of all ages and grown-ups are printed on each bottle. Beware of counterfeit flg'Syrupu, 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 ^ size. Hand back with contempt any othe^ fig syruD.-AdverUaemeat* ;