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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 23, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta LtTHMIDQt, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, I LETTER BOX ii not for iiibnij in this coi-j All j by writer's publication will be refused, i WORKING IN A DITCH To the .Editor of the j I should think every man, whether! American, Canadian or Englishman, would note with disgust the remark of ,Ald. Adams at Wednesday night's council meeting, when he said that Englishman should have more spunk than ask for work in a ditch." -The motion proposed by Aid. King, was to the effect that English speak-j ing srerkmen should be employed in preference to foreigners As the "'term "English embraces other nationalities besides English- men, his remark can only be con- strued into a gratuitous insult, which to put it mildly, is highly discredit- able. It sometimes happens, even ......in this glorious West, thai a man- ..with a wife and little ones may fall j out oi employment and in order tor .feed those little ones must he refuse j .the offer of honest asj lowly as working in a order j To Serf Money Safely use our Canadian Bank- ers' Association Money Orders. They are payable anywhere in Canada except Ynkoc and iu the principal cities of the United States. They are convenient, cost little, ?nd you run no risks. Buy OF CANADA Cipltil, test MI" UriivMdl ProIKs Exceed Drafts for amounts over Telegraph and Cable" Transfers issued. bought and soul. Exchange vings may be opened with deposits of and upwards. LETHBRIDGE BRANCH: J. R. Anderson, Manager. at the city council meeting that his botter a number of white mim! These people may be a whole chunk better than the worst of the white men, but at the same time, T will take the worst o" the hitter au'hour UK computvd with 6ii aud u fraction in Chicago, uud car- penters receive 4 cents an hour more, while Chicago has the supremacy in four of the buildiug trades. a whole regiment of him up against the former. The Hotel and Restaurant ees are reminded that the institution of their new local will take place in the Labor Temple tomorrow. day) evening at 8.30 prompt. The local organizer, .assisted by the offic- ers of the Bartenders' League, do the necessary work. will The World of Labor Affairs of Workingmen Frankly and Impartially Dis- cussed. Correspondence on Topics of Interest to Labor Classes Invited Contributed by a Labor Man, who is responsible for the Views eipressed ia this Column A preliminary meeting of this union will be. held before the institution, at which the officers for the ensuing term will be elected each mem- ber is expected to bring along a. can- didate. The membership now reach- es in the neighborhood of 40, und be- fore the charter closes it is expected that the figure 1 will bo placed in the front. Get.busy: Owing to the very small number of aliens now coming to England, the alien immigration board sits but rare I ly in London. The following letter was received' read it seems they wane the local or- that he may come up to Aid. Adam s j for pubUcatIon last weck. As ganizer to ,orm buildi standee! of a man wrtn spunk? j column had already g Spunk, if I have not missed the j had -to leave it has he to do with r to mis w.ek. that? This, Mr. Editor, seems to meaning of me word, stands for grit j yearly two -dozen cpisttev iiavc me, to be where kick is register- and the man, be he English, Amer-jgd me dealing on tha.-kick" led. Do they want the local organiz-j Canadian, or any nationality J the local organizer and tncy Jy to form this alliance or do .under the sun, who in straitened handle the Traces I not? Have they asked him his opin The labor party is represented in the British House of Commons by 30 members, representing "work- Thc Canadian department of labor has appointed the members of the board of conciliation under the Le- mieux act, in the dispute between the John Ritchie Shoe Company, of Que- bec, and its employees. The case is notable because it is the first instance although-the act does not cover their particular industry, and to agree to abide by decision of the board. m A number of interesting topics have unavoidably been left over, but be dealt with next week. will News Of the District IRON SPRINGS Iron Springs, Jan. Chi- nook, which has been blowing for the last two clays, was a welcome visitor. It was no respecter oi per- sons, but blew alike on the just and unjust, but the unjust had better thank the Lord that they were not frozen to death before it camo. Thomas Dickout, son of Peter Dick- of this district, has just arrived :rom the East. Mr. Dickout was ers, oi whom are.trades fortunate in securing a home- i ionists and co-opemtors. .uuuei WMJ wno m stnmenea cir-ido not nandle the Trails .iiui not? Have they asked him his opin- cmnstances will take in work that j least so far as the few! ion on this subject? a workman in ._ ".'otherwise would be beneath his dig- j knockers of'the local organizer are lane of these crafts those anxious to ;nity for the benc-6t and happiness of concerned-in a gentle manner. Here! form this combine have to nfcnaye wolrac n nf T> rtl-f _ others, makes a hero of himself in! j not the local organizer, where our the eyes of all right seeing people- jtrade gets oflr at on this dea] The any! Lethbricige. Jan. 14th. other kicks against the organizer he nero ever diet. TQ f the World: is able enough to look after himself To describe a man who will make! attention has on of a host of members such a sacrifice, as wanting m proceed- 01 The Direct Legislation League seeks to enlist the good offices of labor or- ganizations in an effort to put a stop to corrupt political rule in the city, county and state, by placing jrovern- ment in. the hands of the people through the initiative, and the recall. -is to put a premium on loafing and this As- a matter cil in a local sheet. Since the meet- itact' tlus 1S outside his duties. i ings have been thrown open for the to reduce manhood to a farce. Yours truly, of j press. I may be a. lonesome reader in the Trades and Labor i the paper in which I saw the report, j Council 3'ou will travel before but am I to understand that the mem I object to his organiz- I Tho for mooring accommo- cation for vessels in the Thames, the Mersey, the Bristol Channel, the Clyde and tho Tyne, is without pre- cedent, the Tyne being congested with no. fewer than 93 idle ships of an, aggregate tonnage of It In conclusion, despite the ma- a better organizer than the QLENGARRIAN CREMATED. j bers of the Trades and Labor Coun- 1 Federation of Labor have Alexandm, Ont., Jan. 22. Hugh; cil are aware of the duties'of the Mclntosh, 79 years of age, residing j cal organizer of the American Feder- near Kenyon, was cremated in a Labor? Is that so or is it I his residence, j a venomous and spiteful attack on! -fire which destroyed :early this morning. Yours fraternally, for Fair Play, Labor. :jM M M M i; Rbg Up 108 When you want DRAYING Done promptly and satfsfactorily JOHN BRODIE: f .4 the part of the author of the report, j After a local has been formed do j The item I wrote last week re press the members of the union he organ- j representatives attending the meet- izes have to be looked after like ings of the Trades and Labor Coun- naughty children or do they manage' cil has its reward. In future, their own I wonder what the; any local sheet desiring to kick'ag- miners or the carpenters or any oth-! ainst the local organizer, or any er union would have to say if thej other member, will have to go some organizer had the temerity to step to get the news. The press is now is estimated that altogether in home and foreign ports there are from two to three hundred idle ships, worth j from two to three million pounds. [This means that thousands of Britigh i sailors and firemen are out of work. -Big Six Typographical union of New York city contemplates building a home of its own. A seven-story bu'ijkiing, with a 50-foot front, cost- ing about is the tentative plan of the building committee. along while they are assembled and excluded. with the exception of the i' attempt to show them how to run j Labor Bulletin, and it goes without r'I