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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 16, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta JANUARY it, Think it Should be Spokaxio, Wash., Jan. in eastern Washington are urg- iof of the Legislature, now in in Olympia, to change the criminal lawa.oi the state by increas- 'ing the penalty of the crime of brib- ery or attempting to bribe a public officer in the exercise of an official duty. At present the crime of ac- ceptiif a bribe is in one statute made punishable by imprisonment ia the penitentiary for not more than seven years, and a fine not exceeding 000; and in another statute by impri- sonment in the -penitentiary not more than ten years and a fine not exceeding On the other hand the crime of bribing or attempting to bribe v public officer is punishable only by imprisonment in the county jail not more than a year, or a fine not exceeding Under these laws, it is pointed out, a judge or! other official who accepts a britw might be sent to the penitentiary for 10 years, while the man by whom the bribe was'paid could get off with a nominal fine and escape imprison- ment entirely. It is urged that the penalties' for bribe giving should be equal if not more severe than those lor bribe tsking. OF CANADA CapM, led tot tiviM froflb ftae is in a Savings Account with the Union Bank of Canada. When you have an opportunity to make a profitable investment, or have to meet unexpected expenses, the cash is ready. Open an account 10W-- Deposits of and apwiids received. Jntcro.t- paid or added to Principal at regular intervals. Money may be withdrawn at any time. LETHBRJDGE BRANCH: J. Anderson, Manager, The World of labor UttriWtd by a Labar Mu, wta b respouiUe fir tie Afro tf WoriuifMB Frankly aad Impartially Dis- Views expressed ii cissed. CtrmpoisVice on Tasks tf this Coiua Lakr Gisses hmted "'Criticism is carried to such an j following to the list of unions in the says the Washington Star, it deserves? to be digniSed by EDWARD TO VISIT ROME L fl rebuke. As a rule criticise ought 'not to be' Created so seriously. But j sometimes criticism goes beyond merft j incompetence and becomes a display of bad -manners. There is perhaps no doubt that critics have their uses, To Offtr No Opposition Now to the Czar's Visit. Paris, Jan. Rome corre- spondent of the Eclair declares that King Edward has informed the Ital- ian Court--of his intention of visiting Home to present to King Victor Emmanuel his personal condolences of the earthquake catas- trophe. Queen Alexandra, according to the -corresDondent. will- accompany King they will travel incog- nito. The visit, it is said., will be made at the end of February. The correspondent adds that- the visit of the Czar to Rome will take place ia the first-fortnight in March, j After-the aid given by the Russian though one experiences difficulty in discovering those uses. It may be said that the critic, though a flat failure in doing things, is remark- .ably facile in telling how things might have been done. In fact abil- ity to do things is a grievous handi- cap to a critic, as, for example, the painters are indifferent critics, the most impressive critics are so incompetent as painters that they could not do a satisfactory job in whitewashing the back fence. It is only fair to admit that many critics have an ample fund of language, and that they can sometimes find fault with such literary nicety as to make Painters and Decorators, Retail Clerks. Musicians, Electrical Workers, Hotel and Bestaurant Employees. Does that look lik? business? orgHium ec- eomiiHshed something. How his gostiou that such u committee be ap- by the Lethbridge body was dealt with need not be mentioned in the meantime. Like all humau beings, the local organizer may have his faults, but surely no faults can be found with the results of organization work, -and it is that which talks. There an old story that it takes two to make t! quarrel, and in the meantime I may be pardoned from holding aSoof. Well, the local organizer is still the local despite what action a few delegates may take, and until his commission is abrogated by the American Federation of Labor, .he will continue to hold down that of- fice. If those delegates to the Council who are so anxious to turn down the local organizer were to devote them- selves to the work that the local 'La- bor Council set out for themselves to do, they would not only save "hot but at the same time they would save their candidates from being re- turned at the "bottom of the poll." Next week I would not be surpris- ed to learn that these kickers had moved a motion to the effect that the editor.'of this paper eliminate this column. MANYc HEART AFFECTED, Faophi than A of It Hart Haart Dinaii. "If were made of every people would bo aurpriaed the nun- bar oi twnona walking about frur heart lUrtling statement war by docior-aV ioqufttt, "Ishould to like to-nty that heart u M cowmot as thit would imply." aaid the expeu I Km aura that the number of pcrsou with weak- moat be very Hundreda of people go about their work ou the verge of death, and yet do not know it. It only when the thook comet that, killt then that'the ntuuspaoted of the heart is made apparetit." But "undoubtedly heart weakness, not is more prevalent nowadays. 1 should think that tho strew of living, the wear and rush of modern basinets life, have a lot to do with heart trouble." There is no d jubt but that this ia correct, and we would strongly advise airy one luffering in anv way from heart trouble to trv a course of Mill-urn's Heart and Pills. Price 50 cts. per box or 3 boxes for at all dealers or will be mailed direct on receipt-of price by The T. Milburn Co., Limiud, Toronto, Ont; PLUTTSflINQ Or THE HtAKT. M. N.B., I troubitjJ with weak spells HuitccinK ft -tin; heiur. 1 WHS so bud J could acivrn'i} liciiviWD in luxl. 1 procured a-box of Mi'Hura's Heart >CerS-o pilla thej boh to niuch.1 sot another box and it hr. and other things. pletely. i ____ One can almost imagine that the writer of the-above had in his mind the critics of the local organizer at the recent meeting of the Trades and Labor Council. BACK TO MESS IN A. of renewed activity, how that conditions are be- coming more settled since the earth- quake disaster, are noticeable every- where. Many persons who left the city immediately after the catastro- phe are now returning, anxious to start- life, and encouraged by the oi the nation in deciding that -Mussina, Italy's advance sen- tinel -between the Ionian and Tyr- Thenian seas, shall rise again. Place Your Orders for .WITH.... JUS. HUME Guaranteed I PHONE 289 What is all-this kick against the local organizer? It looks to me some- thing like professional spite or pri- animosity. Let usgsee what the organizer lias done for tirades .unionism in this city, and then draw conclusions as to how far the ''hot debates" on this topic were merited at a recent meeting of Trades and Labor Council. t Some--time less-than a year ago and shortly after nis commission ar- rived, the-voluntary organizer of the American Federation of Labor (with 'the -accent on the word Apart from the above tht? local or- ganizer has attended innumerable meetings of unorganized crafts, and although unsuccessful so far owing to has no doubt of the ultimate accomplishment in the near future. T question if there is one delegate to the Trades and Labor Council who i? aware of the amount of time and money spent in organization work. He is out at all hours of the night, and it must be remembered that the 'organization work is done after bus- iness hours.- As I have already stat- ed, the position is a voluntary one, and he receives no remuneration whatever from the American Federa- tion of Labor for his services. I may also add that he receives less from the local Trades and IJabor Council. The former a if least know, how to ap- preciate his work but the latter, if reports are-lrue, seems to find con- siderable -delight in handing-out air" and flknock out blows." At- the same it needs to be remembered that the' local organizer has added 28 (what about the 5-8 new members to the Trades and Labor Council. He has organiz- ed no local in the city but what they have, or are to, appoint delegates to that body. Did the local organizer fail-in his duty there! Another thing a. number'of the del- egates have overlooked is the fact out of the last three or four times he attended the council, the local organizer- was. asked but once Address Herald Office, or P. 0. Box 401. The Hotel and Eestaurant Employ- es' Union has come to stay- and don't-forget it! They already num- ber upwards of 30, and they, intend to show-their body, the Bar- tenders' Local League, a clear pair of heels. Their last three meetings have been rousing and the It has been suggested-to me timehmeeting .on Wednesday night last in So much this week on this topic, and will conclude by asking the or- -kickers to digest the first- garuzers item. and again since the Labor Bulletin made its appearance, that the old mo- tion to allow, members of the press to the -sittings of the local Labor Council be rescinded. I heartily cor- the Boston Lunch Restaurant, was no exception. At this meeting a. dele- gation consisting1, of President White, Miss Y. D. Haggar, Mr. Copeland the local organizer were appoint- roborate this contention, for with the ed to wait on the bartenders' on exception of the Herald and the La- Sunday get their good bor Bulletin, iliese sports of the' meetings seem to have been made the highway of ventilating private spite. I commend this motion to all who have ,the interests of the new labor paper at heart, for who should, have first news of the meetings .but. the -paper which stands at the back of trades unionism? Bro. Sandham, the former organizer; to report on his- -What- was on Cormgtted iron i" Cralraniied and Painted Jfetdtk ShiAgto before buying etowjrcre -liave placed a carload of the well-known tlfMft} Shingle and Siding in stock and Factory HIIIKTI TWephone 153 Ui wrong here: HowevpJf, I am not out to offer any apology for ignoring any summons, to attend their meetings; and if the American Federation of Labor says that the local voluntary is a servant of the Trades Labor Council- (how it- is to be done. I cannot it is up to the Council. I am out provide sport for no one. There are five (now six) members- from the Typographical Union-as del egates to the Council. Any of these could have informed the Council that it would be practically impos- sible for the organizer to attend -the meetings of the council for some time even should he desire to do so. One of the best known and popular organizers in Canada, while on his annual" mission, -informed the -local organizer- that it was not up to him to go hunting the highways and by- ways to form local unions, and stat- ed that it was the duty of the Trades j and Labor Council to have a strong" Now, apart from a' number of re- j organization commwittee. which he meetings which the lo- thought, was the most important bo- cal organizer has held, during theidy on a Trades and Labor Council. handed him a communication from the A. F. of L, to take away the char ter from the local Federal Labor Un- ion': Was this done? Not on your tin type! .Those who' assisted the lo- cal organizer in the reorganization of! this union will well remember the -circumstances and the amount of hard-work that was done to hold this charter. The low wages paid to the laborers on the foundation work of the big bridge presently being built and the -existing circumstances at that time will also be well remember- ed. Did the -local organizer do his duty by this union, and what was his reward? Was it monetary? No, The reward he received was the satisfaction and gratification that this charter had not to be relinquish- ed! There are in this city one or two members who can say that the re- taining of thisi charter was a help to them. last ten months, he has added the without any assistance Incorporated 1855 Up) Reser uni ToUl over Head Office, Montreal SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT Deposits of and upwards received. Interest allowed from date of deposit Money Sared it Money Earned. Why not start an account now L D. JMKMN, When David King entered the mu- nicipal', arena he publicly stated that a number of questions would receive prompt attention from .him. As al- derman he is taking the earliest op- portunity to make his statements good. At a recent meeting of the City Coiincil he was responsible for a number of resolutions which will commend themselves .to my readtjsv In this-column-I have already dealt with the large increases of salaries, and I feel confident that the first resolution to lop off that addition to the city secretary will be carried. The "Lord Mayor's Son" in deal- ing with the question in Saturday's Daily hits the popular opin- ion with-the "This plan1 of increasing: the sal- aries -by seven hundred dollars to an amount as high as -the city can afford to pay. for some years to come'is-nonsense and should -be treated as such. Would any con- cern advance the" salary of one of its 'servants by" seven hundred dol- lars in one .Not by a hundred jugfuls; And agaimrould any con- cern give a man. a bigger increase thati he asked? Not by ten thous- and His -fourth- resolution "That engin- eers- and other- officials 'be instructed to 'employ English' speaking work- men hi preference- to will appear- to the' Federal 'Labor Union; Time after time I .have: advocated this.- -No reason -has been forthcom-: ing why the foreign element should procure work while; the English speaking race goes idle. Last year there were a number, of in this city, and there are today, capable old country men who can do as much work as any of the'foreign .element.: How it is that air old country roan will employ foreigners in preference? to his-own race will take a lot of ex- planation: I hope this xesolution will also carry. The Electrical Workers' Union, re- cently organized in this city by S. Harold, organizer of the A. F. of L., have a record in so iar as they have every worker of their in the'--city in ilieir local. the talk! -z The following are the' results.of the; 'votiag for district officers and execu- 'tive -board-'' of the United Mine Workers, District1' dent, F. H. Sherman; Vice President, John R. Galvin; Secy.-Treas., A, J; int.- Board Member; P. Pftt- -terson; Board Civ. W. Sub; Div, No. 2, John Johnston r No. 3, James Boyle. The local organiser has received a communication from the headquarters of the Brotherhood of Stationary Firemen with the object of forming a local of their craft in this city. Any trustworthy ;fireman. wafer tender, boiler washert oiler, coal passer, stoker fireman and stoicer helpers, refftrdless of where-employ- ed, are eligible membership. The local- be pleased to hear from any of the forementioned, and fait particulars AS to -the forma- tion oi-a local will be foroished. will. The delegation have asked ma to -state that they hope the goat- will In establishing a circulation li- brary, Bro> proprietor of the Labor Bulletin, has filled a long felt Value! Value! Just a few SPECIAL OAK HEATERS left 15 in. Fire Pot 17 in. Fire Pot COME EARLY P. O. Box 27 Phone 75 ELECTRIC LIGHTING Electric Bells Telephones Motors want. ;A large of books have been ordered, with what he has already on" naud, the members of the -various unions ought- to be able to find- interesting reading. He has fit- .ted an office in the Labor Temple where affecting vthe worker will be available to all who wish to use r the .same. Bro; Kelsey informs .me that: he is contemplating .asking the T. L. G. to open- -up the- east hall as a reading room .during, eer- -tain hours -of the and says that if they will do so, will furnish magazines, daily and; other newspa- pers for same free of charge. The cir- culation- rates are within the reach of all, being., ppc: !for. membership which includes- 6 months dues, after .which time dues ate- 25c per quarter 3Tear, The library consists of the .best of fiction, from such authors as jpoe, Emerson, Drummond, Read; Koe, Gunter and- innumera- ble others of note. One hundred .books are in the library now, and- 300 more will, arrive, in the-near -.future; Office hours 4" to 6 every afternoon; excpet and Sunday which are 2 to 5 and 2 to "4 respectively. After Feb. 1 the. library will be -open' every evening from 7. to- 10. The -local Retail Clerks Association are; once more in good working.- order.- At their Jast.nieeting .they appointed -A. M. -Ritchie Vice Pres- ident, Geo. .Shirley; 2nd' Vice-Presi- H. Bannerman; Secy., J. :W. Waddell; ;T. Re- cording "Secy., J. .-Murray; guides B. Little; guard, C. ;E. A was read-from Messrs. Gow- askinguior a card. This was held-over till-next- meeting. Hawthornthwaite; the "Social- ist .candidate- -for :C., was returned as. memberVof the .Pro- vincial -House on Tuesday How that.rag up the lane likes to after, the -local .organizer of the American Federation of Did :the half-a-dozen -readers of that sheet ever .notice that- when, the dele- to the Trades and .Labor Coun- ;cil had.nc "hot air" to shoot off at the organizer that, there was no re- port of the doings of the .Council? isn't The following officers, were elected at the meeting of the Trades and La- bor Council Thursday n igh't. President, rBro.' R. Jnglc, Stnictur- al Iron Workers' Union; Vice-President; Typ- ogrnphical Union. Sccarctaryj Sid Duncan.- Typograph- ical Union: Assistant Secretary. J. B. Kelsey, Musicians' Union. Trewurer, J. McCormack, Brewer's Sergeant at Arms, Bro, Doyle, Structural Iron Workers' Union. Statistician, Sid Duncan, Typogra- phical Union.- Executive Committee, Bros. Nichol- son. Symondtf; Pipes, Frayne, Kelsey. Committee, Bros. By- iLarson and Tuck well. Ritchie, for thrse for two T. for one year. The Western Plumbini TinsmitMng S Heating Co. itn BOORTO HEillD OFFICE P.O. Box 417 Phone 266 Electric Sign Electric Irons Electric Fans All Kinds of Electric Wiring .Done by an.Efficient Staff First-class Workmen Patented Sectional Houses Manufactured -in. Vancouver, of :the -very, best Kiln- dried Lumber, in latest de- signs., Prospective builders do-.'well; -me before; deciding on a house ,4. Sfiencer AGENT BUILDER, CARDSION A. E. J.P., has sented to act. as referee in the Marino- Howell- contest-next the Lyceum, imd we know the best man 27-3 First Miss Margaret Macplierson Fraserj A.'-ti; c. M.- Class, Honor -Graduate of Dr. Fisher, Musical Direfttor of tlie Toronto Conservatory of Music; TEACHER OF PJANO AND THEORY SPECIALTY. PIANO in .all grades 'prepared for .the seryatory will receive a .thorough and.. artistic musical edu- preparing. Ithem for the teaching profession, .for the, concert, and. -platform- -work, .as well as for the- drawing room the so- cial circle, i: .Personal consultation in Studio, at the. residence of Mrs. Wm. rHutton; 814 Courtlind St SINGING. of the; celebrated te'acber, William. Shake-- speare, will receive in singing voice engager ments Concerts, At etc. Por -ttddress the Lethbridge Conservatory of rM DR. C. CRAGQ V Physician Jt Phone House 94." 4 Office1 to 11 aiiriv, to pro Tbe'm'OBt'efficienjt' carbon filament lamps on the 5 McKENZIE ff ROY .Electrical Dealers and Contractors Redpatfc St., ?Lethbridge, Alta. Phone 204 The 14 miles from JMcGillivray; has'-been- blocked with snow to the of four and five feet for the past ten days. -All their camps are isolated', and unable to get provisions in. DELIGHTFUL 3-ACT COMEDY AT THE EUREKA THEATRE The Company presenting this popular Comedy is com- posed of the beat Amateur Dramatic Talent in the city PROCEEDS FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES leftm Ysw Seati fU Uni Slirt ;