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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta WEDNESDAY, VTANUARY 0, 1018 THE LETHBRmnjE DAtLY WfSRALD PAGE SEVEr^ eolivention Sui>i>brts Liners' Request, Day Alberta labor men unanimously do-liidod at WeanoBdny morning's BCBSlon lit the Alberta t'etleratlon of Labor Iiqrivontion to support the roaoliitlon lireacntod by tlio Bankliend local ot the Uttltod Mine Workers ot America psklng tlio provincial govornmonlB of llberta and flrltl�h Columbia to enact 1) six hour day tor underground mtue jworkerg,' to become effective bIx Inonths after the .conclusion of the [vvar, "I'ho rouolulfon alms at providing 3itii)16ymont Cor the flood, ot mine-workers who will return io thoir pur-iiiltB In those two provinces after the war. This morning's sdsBlOn'of the ndnventlon wna given up to the dla-ausslon o� rosolullons, and there Is ovary Indication that the labors of the doIoBatos wUr cEiase this afternoon. One of tho most debated mattorB Uila morning was the auastlon of providing a nowspapor which will bp tho official j organ ot tho Alberta Federation of' lljabor, and after a lengthy discussion it was decided to Instruct the executive to negotiate with the /United Mine workers of District No. 18 w"th a view to securing the plant of the old District Ledger of Kernio as a basis for the proposed venture. ' This motion was moved by .J. O. ioncs and seconded by Frank Wheatley ot Bankhead. The miners have been considering reviving their official paper, but the movers ot the resolution were of the opinion that it it could be made the official organ of all unions In the province it-would be much more sure ot succeBS. During the discussion gome healthy slams wei'e taken at the existing newspapers of tho province, Delegate Smeed of Letbbrldge stating that during the recent election the Leth-bridgo labor men had to Ugh* against not only the Union candidate but the two established newspapers of the city and thuy didn't have a chance in the world to win against such o^ds. Other resolutions wliich were passed this morning, and which are self-explanatory, folloiv: Re Venereal DiHate* Whereas, our , governments have Imade provision to combat the spreading Qt contagious diseases such as Bmallpoi,' 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 diBeases; It is apparent to oil that provision should be made by tho 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 fur-j venereal disease to a competent authority establJBhod by tho government for this purpose, who shall-have power to make provision for the treating ot or isolation with a view of pre-, venting this disoaao, , t And further provision .should bo m^le by ^ho department ot education to have all go|iool boarda ot the province appoint spoclallBts to Instruct tho children ot all public BcliooJS in simple physiology In tho earlier grades, and so extend the course to-Include the teaching ot sex hygiene In'gfade eight and to alichildren attondtng the high schools. Carried. , / Pool Convention Cxpenaet Submitted by Bv6the'rli6od of Carpenters, ISdmontoh, Resolved that this local recommend'to tlio "Alberla Federation ot Labor that the railway expenses ot delegates who attend tho convention ot tho Alberta Federation of Labor bo pooled, Will take referendum of affiliated, locals. OarHed. Support Lettir Carriers Submitted by Letter uarriers, Mcdl-cine 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 tho IncreaBOd cost of living have talleA and, AVKoreas, the wages of the workers of the Dominion generally have increased considerably, therefore. Be it resolved, that this Alberta Federation ot Labor in convention assembled call upon the^Ppminlon government ,to immediately, inerease the wages of those government employees to the same oxtdnV ai'that of other workers of the Dominion failing this we demand that a commiiision be appointed to Investigate the many grievances ot letter carrlerk'such''aa salaries, street car transportation, superannuation, etc., etc.-Cfrri^d For Returned toldltr* ' Whereas, the military autuorities at the present time are allowing the meagre sum of |8.00 to'men discharged purchasing a civilian suit, and the extra sum of;. fp.OO In the winter months with which lo purchase an overcoat, we" deem this sum totally inadequate,tor the purpose for which it is intended and look upon auQh action as an inii^l^ to;, t)ione men who have given their ai)BUtanco to.the empire in her vdistretsj therefore. Bo It resolved, that wis convention go on record as being opposed to such action and demand tqat a sum.of not less than f60.00 per man bo set apart and overcoat In which to start again in civil life. Carried. ' ' , ^ , , Mine Sanitary Conclltlbnt Submitted by United Mine WorkarB, Orumhellor. Whereas, Premier Stewart of the province of Alberta in his letter to tho public has declared that ho will bring about legislation covering .the priiiclples of health and sanitation within tho province, and, Whereas, the majority of wash houses at tho coal mines of Alberta are both unsanitary and unhealthy in method ot construction and the manner in ^hich tho workmen have to bathe themselves, therefore. Be it resplvod that section 87 of the coal mines regulations act bo deleted and tho following take its place: "Where twenty- or more men are employed in any mine underground a wash-house shall bo erected In which eaclr man can wash and change his c)othfl8 with proper heating arrangements. All water used shall come from overhead, carried In-plpea, at tho end of which there shall bo a rose or bowl In which there are at least twenty small holes to form n spray, ond no wash-house shall have for the purpose of men washing themselves tubs or other utensils, and each man shal have a separate'locker in which to hang his clothes tree of charge, t This amendment to come Into force Sept. 1, 1&18." Carried. During tho discussion ot this amendment Delegate J. O. Jones charged mine inspectors ot the province with working more Ip, the interests of tho 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 ,Conl Mines Act where tho Interests ot tho /inlners are concerned. Whereas the provincial government appointed a commission to enquire in to the desires ot the citizens of the province re the amendment of tho present compensation act, or the en actment ot new legislation, and, Whoreaa, the executive of the Alberta Federation of lAbor will no doubt take the mutter up with the members ot the provincial cabinet; ' Be It resolved, that said executive stand instructed to bring special pres sure to bear uppn the government to provide in said laglslation for compen sation for industrial or occupatldnal diseases traceable to the industry in which the person so diseased was em ployed. Carried. Ither, the act should provide that all'with which the discharged soldier may medical men shall report all cases o^ I purchttfie a respectable suit of clothes S^e Them IN THE WINDOWS On Sale THURSDAY MORNING 9 O'clock See Tlhem IN THE IN TRAINING CORPS Toronto, Jan. 9.-A number of quail fled officers of Toronto militia regiments who are ot the age ot 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.P. Infantry battalion It vacancies occur. Is Growing Bigger And the purchasing public are showing their appreciation of Big Values for Little Money in the generous imahher in which they are Buying Bargains. ' You Cannot Atfprd to Miss The Oppprtunity wkich you have now of securing a Good Pair of Shoes 'XHEAF' either for HOUSEWEAR or WORK at $2.95 Pr. Regal hos Paste BUck andTan 7 Tins for 25 cts. No Gdods on Approval Terms Cash $10 Labor Men Pass Resolution V Asking For Two andlialf V Y Per Cent' W. J. Nelson & Co, sherlq�,block Corner 3ril Avenue kn^ftb Street ijonth That there is a demand for "some-thing better than the wishy-washy two per cent/' as one delegate described the temperance beer allowed in Alber-1 ta; wag the unanimous opinion of.the" >vorUer8 of the proyincb as put for-\vard'thl9 mornjng by the.delogatea'tp' the Alberta FederatlonJof Labor during the discussion ,0^ t)ie tbllowing resolution .submitted ^by' the Bxewery Workers Qf Calgnvy:' ' Whereas, we believe a malt beer of 3%% �rcohol^by W0ight would bo more sfitlsfactory to tho working clasa-ea than the present sooalled temperance beer, > Be It "resolved that this convention petition tho Dominion government to set' the standard similar to tb^ war beer of Great Britain. , The convention went on record as favoring the motion, iaspeclaUy in view ot the tact that after April 1st, "hard Btutf" will jbe eliminated altogether. One delegate declared that beer should be made a standard beverage, just as milk must conform to' a standard. It was explained tliat beer which is per cent alcdbol' by weight is halt way between tbe present "two per cent" and regulation, lager beer. Delegate Johnston c^f, the Brewery Workers ot Calgary stated that In Norway, beer which is 2% per cent by weight is cousideVed temperance beer. Delegate Smeet^ of. tetbbri^ge heartily approved the motion. Which, .it adopted, would (save tlie brewery workers ')frpni. beconang extinct, be said'. At the same time the conventlpn voted .down a resolution which had Jijeon passed - ^y ' the London, Ont., Trades Council, and forwarded to the convention , by . thq Medicine Hat Trades CqnnciU asking the Dominion to legislate ice cream out of business as a war measure. buys an exceptionally good SUIT 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 mm LAUiR 10 STAY AT More Evidence of Brutal Work of Huns in Northern France v YINOL and How 8h� it , Vitmui, N. J.-"| " irwk, nw-down conditim Mt KM mround to 4� my watt Ugbt #�tlM,lf^r.I tin 73,mni of M* mi work. .My _ daughttr VtmMTm  fcottlt 0/ yfnofand I ^�Itedjpi* to try it, sod �ft�r taWnc .nvo fiiltiM Z have a ceod api>^tit� tf$9t MtU at night ana am atroniar Il4^!b�^�r in evclry. way.r-rMrt. F. Ander^M, Pitman, N. J. 1 ,�(ai| avery jaaSli 'M^n^an in tfy'thlpco llTM tonic on wir , lAthair. monay.if ___. It,,. P�rnuU M, Ml .i^vary .bottto. 0: HiaiNtOTHAIM � C04 LTD, . >k|fo ft tho baal druao>ata ^In all Montreal, Jan. !).-A declaration signed Jointly by. Senator Casgraln'; and Hop. Rodolpho Lemleux has been issued,hero announcing that Sir Wilfrid Laiirier will remain leader of the Liberal party, The announcement says; - �, .': "Sir Wilfrid, Laurler win always be head of the I^iberal party and certainly would not think ot retiring tol-dayiwUeii he baa the majority of the people beUlnd him." ' , A'^ay* Leader Quebec, Jnn, > Q.-^uestioned today about thQ rumors alleging, the early retirement of Sir Wilfrid Laurler from the loaderslttp of the Liberal party, ^Ir Lomer Qouin, who is vjust back from a opnt^rence with Sir Wilfrid nt Montreal, gald: "Sir Wilfrid la and will remain the chief of the*LibeVal party." AIRCftAPT FACTORY IRELAND London, Jkn. "9.-Referring to the govornment's deolsion^to eregt an aircraft .t#<)tory In Ireland,'tho Times says tlifitimaral airdromes are now being Irulltthore, The establltbment of a new- and Important fnduatry Is ftimulatlng' tha ^BBtlpnal' Imagination' and thera wl^^lie no lack of IrliU re- nrillfa- ffAl*'"thA'Vftvlnv nnrna . . ^ '':. 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 wsst* ern front, mostly In the region of St, Quentin, have been levelled to the Qround so as to afford better, opportunity for defence of , the German lines to the .-ear, Notwithstandlna 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. 8,-Calgary cItIc officials when asked this morning about the resolution in favor of two-men street cars passed by tho Alberta la* b'or federation in isession at Letbbrldge ^vore outspoken in their condemnation ot "tactics" that would Interfere in the management of E&unl-clpal street car lines against the will ot 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." ' � AlIEtlED SIIICIOE .,, ^erpfti ^)�Q'IJy��g corps. When the police ruslvs^ i Iptp: 029 5th St. a. Tuesday afternoon in response to a call stating that a drunken fight was in progress on the premises they found ISthel McDonald lying on the bed in Itk throes of poison pains, caused by tho taking of J mercury bichloride tablets, while 'Harriet Grier, drunk, and .John'KeoUe'' were having a real old Donnybrgok fair. The McDonald woman was sfint, to the Gait. Hospital with all-spaed while Harriet Orier, John Keelia,'mi) Norman Plemmtng, propriatoT bt the house, were all arrested and brought to Jlie police station, and Will appear today on charges ot drunkonness, dis-nrderly conduct and par^Utl&g drunkenness on the.premliaa. '< . , \yord from the Hospital tlija morning is that Bthoi A^oponaid; who bad not been expected ,llva oYer last night, was Improvlngia'nd- It lathougbt Is patt'dangar of tba .poison, whlch< It Is alleged, was admlmat^radAby ker own hgnd, " / . .\V ; F Take No Chaneesl Move Polaona from Liver and Bowela at Onoo. Mothers ca,n rest easy after giving/ "California Synip of Plgft," bao.^use In a few hours all the ologged-up waste; . sour bile and fermenting food gently moves out of,the trowels and you hay a . a well, playful c'nild again. Children simply ^^IH-not take the tima from play to empty th^lr .bp.wets, and' thpy became tightly packedi liver gets slug- : gish and storaaeh disordered.....i When cross, feverish, rcstlesa/seot it tongue Is coated, then give thtdde' Ipus "tmit laxative." Childrenlove nnd it can not caujte inlury, .No differ^ once what alls your little oQ�;-^ltt full of cqld, or a sore ttiroat, diarrhdea; stomach-ache, bad breath, reueinb�r, a gentle "Inside cleansing"-sliduld'al-Svaiys bo the first treatment glveni'pan directions for babies, children 61 all ages and grown-ups are 'printed pn each bottle. ; ' "i-U: . BewaVe of counterfeit tig-ayrupa. Aalc your druggist tor a GOmenttbottfa ot "Calltornia Syrup of Piga," - tlg-ayru; '��than" look carefully and see that (t'^tamwii' t-? M A by the ^allfonila Fig SynipV^C |l( yru^.-^TfrUatmiSti ' i 75 4755?4 ;