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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDiaR DAILY. HEnALt> AVEDNESDAY, JANUARY.O.Jms Retaifei^ Promise In Return For Saturday Nights Lo^brldge retailers stand prepared shopping.. Tho question Is how to ar- to grant a Wednesday iialt-hollday tho year round provided arrungomonts Cau be made to have the stores of tho province in city, town and village all close � every other evening at six o'clock with tho exception oJ Saturday when they ask for ten, o'clock closing In order Uinti the farming public may be given an opportunity to do their business at the time which evidently soils them best, I.e., Saturday evening. This WAS decided at a general meeting of tho Board of Trade held on Tuesday night, whlcn was largely attended by the retail merchants. It was decided that a delegation should be sent to Calgary on Thursday morning when Premier Stewart will be there and will be waited on by delegations of retail-'ers from LiCthbrldge, Medicine H:|t and Calgary. The memorandum passed by tho local board by an unanimous vote tollows: Memorandum by tlie Lethbridfie Board of Trade on Hours of Work For , Retell, :Clerki Regarding the legislation on the bove subject enacted at the 1917^�8-1 �Ion ot the Alberta Legislature, the practical application of which was deterred at the request ot the merchanta ' affected till this.year-the enforcement of this legislation Is gravely detrimental to the general interests of the people of thl� city and district and thfs board of trade respectfully sug SestB that It be not enforced. The people ot this province generally are awakening to the fact that bualness done by them with retail �torei outside of the province Is not good tor the best Interests of our c6m-munltjr, while retail merchants supported by wholesale houses are' en-deaTorlng to improve their business methods so as to give an Increasingly bettler and efficient service to > their enstomera. ' ' ' Personal contact^ln trading is one of the features of'successful buslpesS and it is good for^all of us that this should be preserved. Our farming cus-^ tomera appreciate this and one of the times that suits them biest for doing business In our cities, towns an$l-.villages is Saturday; afternoons and evenings. That time is.aIso convenient^tor workers in other Industries to do thejr range iiialtors so as to least Interfere with general convenlenco. We submit that th� best way to arrive at this is by enacting an Early Closing Act to apply to all retail stores or plnues ot business selling goods at rotull In the province, reaulrlng that fill retail stores shall close at e p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 1 p.m. on Wednesday and .10 p.m. on Saturday. Very few retail stores open beforo S a.m. "The above proposal would make starting at S a.m. each day a working week of 53 hours. Provision should be made lij the act that stores may remain open j^^iO p.m. on the day preceding any'fecog-nUed holiday and on three days before Shrlstmns. A specjal clause would have to be provided � allow for service in drugstores. ' This meniorandum was considered and approved at a general meeting of the I^ethbridge board of trade on Tuesday, January 8th, 1918. The board of trade ^vill lay their proposal before the officers of the Federation of Labor in session here in an effort to secure their co-operation. The A. P. ot'L. la pressing for an early closing act for all stores and also for a Wednesday half Uioliday, which they aisk 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 tho retail stores. '= The date ot the annual meeting of the board was fixed for Friday, January 18th. A nomination committee was appointed last night to bring in recommepdat^lons for a bodrd ot officers, two naines to be suggested for each office. The committee la composed of S. J. Shepherd, chairman, P. Lund, Mr. Parker, Geo. Kerr and J. W. Bawden. , President Mamoch 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 Jlessrs. Downer, Hoyt, Shaw and Home was appointed to look after a campaign to raise the funds ot the board in the same manner for the coming y^. - nii--- THE TOM TlUT IRINiJIEJlLTH 'fnJirnifes'luiiiis Up Ike Whole System Thote who �ake "Fruit-itives'; Tot the first time,' are often astonlsho'il at tho way i/ buitds thtmmp and, mates them/eel beller all over. They i&ay be taking "Fruit-a-llveS" for sOme speoiflo disease, as Constiplition, Iddigtotion, Chronie Headaches or Keuralela, Kidijcy or* Bladder trouble, Rhcu-matbm o^ Pain in the Back. AaU they find when 'iFruit-a-Uvcs" has cured Iho disease, that thoy fee) l^ettcr and stronger in every way. Tbit'ls due to the tuondtrful tonic proptrliei of these famoiii tablets, made from fruit juices. 90e.a.bos, 6 for f2.uO, trial sixc, bsc. At all dealers or sent postpaid by Fruit' tiTes Limitwl, OtU*�. necessary hospUal accommodation by the state thereby Eliminating all necessity for charity grants. We would ^further recommend that this convention draw to the atten tlon of the provincial and civic auth orltles the necessity ot providing some measure of relief to the over-worked nursing Staffs in our various city hos pltals. ' Early Closing While Early-qioslng Bylaws have been adopted by a number of cities and In the case ot Calgary a Wednesday half holiday has become ettectft-e all the year round, we recommend that this ionvention give consideration to some measure that may be present ed to^ the government yrith a view of bringing about a half-holiday each week, and th� limiting of the num' ber of hours per day that may apply to emploVees in all stores throughout the province. The,convention will adjourn sine die some time today. - ARRAN6IMET TO CATCH EVERY British and^Amerlchn Repre8enwn away. It is delicious ifo^iany meal/'with milk and l^ts andi'costa but a few .osnts. Mfide Canada. �^v- � � � "' , measures as wil^ guarantee adequate support'for soldiers' dependents. We" therefore recommend that this convention � patltiop the Dominion govern^-ment to abolish this fund and that pro-visit^ be made to add a sufficient ambnnt to the separation allowance as will xiover the deticlenpy 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 leglslatiir6 and which is fathered by the'dhlidren'^ Welfare League ot Edmonton,, was discussed, copies of tbe act respecting allowances to mothers, as it ^s known, being in the hands of th^ delegates.,: This act provides that needy mother's niay be allowed goV' emm^nt grabt by the provincial goV' ernment If It la shown by a board chbsen tor the purpose ot administer ing the net, 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. Tli'e, report'qf Delegate'Roas who attended the Dominion Trades Congress this year f^vas received and accepted. .'.Amendments to the Electrical Ac^ asked for: by the electricians ot the jjrovlncb' w6re concurred in and will be urged by the federation. A letter was read from A. G. Brow ning^ deputy'attorney general, was read asking tor the co-operation'bt employees 1 to see that the act Is strictly en-Iorc64,' A wire will be sent him and als6;Premler Stewart setting forth the action of'the convention In this regard 'Follo.wtng' are; some other reoom mendations of the officers concurred in by the convention: , ^0ne 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 La bor Congress. H^urs of Labor of Drug Clerks neallicing the long hours worked by, emiiloyees In drug stores and the necessity tor some protective legislation for them; we recommend that this con vontion deal'with the matter with view of securing tor these wage workers some measure ot relief. Bureau of Labor Beli^evlng tliat the various legisla tlve .matters affecting the wage workers of the province can be more adequately dealt with by a department responsibly for this kind ot legislation, we recommend that this convention, give consideration to the question of Boonrlng ap act which will create a Bnfean. of Labor under which will be placed, the varlpua measures affecting fhe '\v^ge worker^s of the province. . Public Schools The, attention of the provincial government shoiild be drawn to the necessity of making further provision (or the education and the beallh of the young by arranging for medical, dental i and optical treatment and the supplying of all noceasnry school supplier free to all school children. Tbe state should recognize thja re-] sponsibUlty In the care,and education of the child as an asset to the state, Public Hespitala The question ot public hospitals is CoxTiNDED pnoM Fkovt Paobi U.S. ernment New York, Jan. 9.-Editorial* in the New York newspapers this morning unite in praising the president's definition ot the American peace term. Throughout the country also the.noia ot adverse criticism was almost entirely lacking. The president's words were called the best, possible statement ot the democracycause, i � The World isaya: "It is only by the recognition of these principles that the war can end and .the president's ad dress cannot fail to bring new inspiration to all Oie free natloils that are battling against militarism, autocracy and imperialism. As he truly says, the moral oUmax of this, the calmln atlng and final war for human,^llberty has come'.' It "can, end orily when a democratic peace'Is established or de mocratlc government has surrendered to autocracy." ' The Times: "In yielding to the pre vailing habit-of re-stating war aims the powers thit are now defenders of the.^vorld's freedoito have too far lost sight ot the. Imperative need pt destroying 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 slates sheltered against G^ermah influence and aggres; sion." The Tribune: "President ^ Wilson has done nothing finer;, therj la nothing more admirable' in American history than his address of yesterday. In a single speech he has transformed the whole character and broken with allthe traditions of ;i\.merlcan policy He has established an American world policy and ideal of idternatlonal pol icy throughout the clviUied world. -The Sun: "We commend the admirable precision- with which President Wilson has Btat|d,the, principles which the allies regarS as'essential to a permanent peace.,.AVe likewise commend the practical sagacity which appears In his .av^oldance of ther attempt to speak with finality'in regard to questions which iiaturaliy are subject to further discussion after the'. present belligerents have found their way to the threshold of the iiousehold nego tlatlon. Most of all, we cpmmend the unbounded resolution and unwavering pluck with which he expresses the Am orlcan people's determination to win all that, for wliioh they are righteously at war."- ' The Herald;^ "The address boars message to the .JVuaslan people >�hlch the patriotic.ainonKltbenv'ivill under; stand,. even if, those temporarily in power in Petrograd do not; Whether the polHhevlkl have bben sincere in their demand' for a, statement of war aims or, merely have beei^ echoing the cry raised in Berlin, They have their answer. The Lehlnes and the Trot-zky's must now decide between those who sincerely are ehdeavoring to protect and nld^ Russia and those who count on Cattenlng at its expense." Bernard H. Bidder,.under the caption "Araerlca> war, alms," says in thelSngllsh column of j the Staats Zel-tunir; Ottawa, Jan. , 8.-Yonng American residents in Canada-who have'so far secured eieniptlon from tho Military Service act -on the ground of their United States citlsenship, and similarly the teiis ot thousands of Brit Ish and Canadian residents of military ago In tho United States who are not subject fo . the American compulsory service law will probably soon find thomselvca caught in the allies' war service dragnet. It la undpratood by.thq goyernmetit hero that a convention, will (Shortly be arranged at Washington by the representatives of theBrltiiih-anirUnlted States governemnts.' provldmg for "reciprocal consorlptlon"/)f British or American citizens �wlthidut refer-; ence to the normal requirements of international lavr. Under the propos- \ ed convention the Canadian Military : Service act will b^ made apl)llcable i to all residents of Canada ot milltttry/ age even tliough legally the/ may be citUens of the United States. In the latter country .'the selective draft principle will similarly apply to Canadian and British, sublepts who, if resident In their own country would have to join the colors. In other words, what the allied governments propose is to agree in regard to residence as the basis of citizenship during wartime and to- co-opei*jate to make every'man answer, the.: call to service according to the law of the country under whose flaig .he enjoys protection for the time being. This Is 'the underlying- principle of i convention which, It la understood is now being negotiated at Washington by Sir Frederick Smith, the British envoy who arrived a tew , days ago on this side,of the Atlantic, j ettecl it will bring several thou-sand more youngV. O. Barton, ^hey have.come up from Utah and exjiopt to make tholr homo near Stirling. School opened on Monday morning. The staff of teachers Includes Donald: Holmnn, the Misses Lockhart, Miss Drlner and Miss Snow. V Toronto) Jan. 9.-A united service or'intoTcessiOn, of nil the Anglicnn churches in the city vnii hold In thfe Church of the. Redeemer tonight. Arch-bishlp Motheson of Winnipeg, primato of Canada, wbo preached, kalil 4oo miicli w,-.ff fe(t torlth* dersy. .that k was necessary for tfa^ laymen iol do more o( the praying. Tbe preii atsai' was too leculnr. 'Ai the mouthpieces of Christian'Communities, he said, the nawspapers ought to call for a ittnro prayerful nation at thta crisis. Conditions wore wrong, he Continaert,, before the war. Tho moral and spiritual Bide of the nation was at a low ebb, family worship, blussing of. food, lab-bath observance-these things Werb becoming obsolete. It wa% necessary to get back to,pod by prayer.' the In this connection it may be noted that there, has recently been a more rigid Inspection of arrivals and departures '^across the Ijorder^ Canadians of military age who now seek leave Canada are hlld "-up unless able to convince the auiho'rities that they are nbt>seeking�:i^ Itl, w* an mailing /rtt ii toga U�m. Wriltfnmupy. lit Special for Regular Price 25c 2 dozen for 23c (From Our Own Cprrgspondent) Grassy Lake, Jan. 7,.-Rev. G. H. | Barrett attended Presbytery meeting Knox chtirch, Lethbridge, Friday, January 4. ' > Mr. and Mrs. W. Turribull havb re-turned 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 Mrs.i Margaret Mc-Klnnon whose death accurrqd In 'Letli-brldgo Thursday was held hero Saturday afternoon'and was largely attended. Kev. G. H. Barrett officiated. Mrs. R. J. McNabb was in Loth-bridge Friday and Saturday, The roc'bnt warm spell has molted i all the snow and water is standing in sheets on tho roads, making travel very dlfflcnlt. Tho mljd* weather, is very acceptable, howev^r,^ particularly t6 the stbckmati.  L, C. McKlnnon who waa called here by the death'of his mother, Mrs. Margaret McKlnnonj left, ;fpi" bis home in Foremost Sunday morning. John Patterson left Ttiursday afternoon for Plopat, Sask., to visit his daughtpr.Mrs. W. E. Lynn. We read 'wltb interest in the Taber News that Lieut. Thomas Sneddon pf the 3rd CM.R., is home on furloughi Lieut. .Sneddon who was formerly from Orassy Lake enlisted from here soon after the war broke out". "�Ho has experienced narrow escapes, was wound ed several times and won honors' on the field. - ALLEGED ALIEN ENEMY IS MAYOR MICHIGAN Michigan City, Ind., Jan..7.TFved 0. Mitchell, alleged enemy'njllenr asstiin ed office as mayor of this city with out opposition at noon today. At that hour no word hud bebn received as to the jprogress of injunction proofed-inga begun at Vatparaiso; Ind., b^ persons who^bblected to the ^installation of a "aerman;*'mayoi-.-TI)'et%-:iWai no disorder. M;>HTMJ,-"t ---T'i-: .,;i)c , M. M, McBride, labor'�)�indidate^ai elected mayor of Brantfor*^ FortheNext Ten Dliys Shoesat Lets Thaii Present Wboksile Prices $2.95 / � ' '.'�-' Over a Hundred Fairs 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 oiir regular $5.00 lines. Wliile they last: $2,95 HUFNER, The Sbe Man 506 3rd Avenue South 86204?66 ;