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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 30, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta NOW! You cannot afford to purchase Lumber, Lime, Cement, or any Building Materials without first seeing our stock and securing our prices. While a new Company in this vicinity, its Officers and Managers have had years of experience in both Retail and Wholesale Lumber Business. No Order too large or too small to receive prompt and careful attention. f r (SUCCESSORS TO ENTERPRISE LUMBER CO.) Operating Taber, Granum, Claresholm, Nanton, High River, Milk River Brant Monarch C. R. CARLSON, Secretary and General Manager p OAKIPV u i KANLY, Manager Lethbridge Yard I 4 The World of labor Afurs if WorknfMi Frankly and Impartially Dis- craed. CtfrctpMdenee on Topics of Interest to Labor Classes Iimted Contriboted by a labor Man, who is responsible for the Views expressed in this on their .decision to re- scind the former motion to allow mem bees of the press at their meetings, the and Labor Council have ap- pointed Bro; S, W. Tuckwell as cor- respondent to furnish a digest of th proceedings to the three local papers The grievance from the local 31usi cians; Union. was referred to the griev srice and arbitration committee of the T_JL. C. Why don't the members o tie Citizens' Band join the Musicians' Union and settle this matter. True. there are a large number of this band already members of different locals, but there are also a number who do not belong to a union. In fact .an- other store in the city could display the union shop card if their delivery men. joined their union. e pleased to hear from" any member of the Citizens' Band on this subject. I thought it was generally under- stooH that a branch of the I. was to be organized in the city. That was the impression I gathered from the convention heiri in the Labor Tern Pie some time ago. Evidently a lo- cal I. L. P. is as far away as ever it was for here we have the Trades and Labor Council paying their debts. Now that :Dnruild elects has this party to become defunct only to be resuscicatert at election times! Now js the hour to get if they ever intend doing anything- by it. There are all, kinds of subjects for this party to take up. and they can provide lots of hard work for themselves between now and the next flection. The election expenses of Donald Mc- Nab amounted to only a ten spot, but surely there are enough members of this party who would have dipped iown to provide the necessary. Get organized and levy an anmial mem- bership fee. hold regular meetings, busy! Hats off to ihc City Council! That they did right in trying- to block the removal of the shacks on Round Street every right thinking person will 'agree. Hoxv they ever entertained the thought for a single moment of al- lowing this to be done when they turned down Giis Xeidig's application to add a small addition to the Oliver j Hall, I fail to see. The recently formed Hotel and Res- taurant Employees' was duly institut ed by the local organizer last Sun- day evening. The local bartenders' league assembled and materially as- sisted. Before and after the insti- tution a number of matters affecting i the union were discussed. j This local are reminded that ;i> 1 stallation and election of officers will take place in the Labor Temple to- morrow (Sunday) evening at 8.30 prompt, and it is expected that each and every member (along with any new members) will be therS on time. The Bartenders League, officers and members, are cordially asked to be present at 9 p.m. to assist good work and extend the glad ban again. These who have not already joine readers who unaware of the fact that this will no kickers' union. Once .thoroughly organized there will be number of innovations which not, only give satisfaction to the members of the union but to those en gaging them. Cooks will be expected to pass an examination, and the lo- cal will deal in a severe manner with those who do not live up to their un- 100 principles. It may take a little time to accom- plish, but I hope the day is not far distant when every restaurant in the ciljv will not oniy bv wMte People but will employ none but white help. In tho meantime, the local is open for members irrespective of for whom they work, so long as they are being paid .nnion wages. Let them all come. The number of state federations of labor is 36, and there are 541 cen- tral labor unions, In the aggregate about 2.000.000 men are members of the body or are affiliated with it In the American Federation of. Labor there are now.affiliated national and mternational labor writing approximately local Sunbeam Lamps gument on German official statistics, j the money and effort is expended for has reached the conclusion that the i educational The most efficient carbon filament lamps on the market SOLD BY McKENZIC ROY Electrical Dealeis- and Contractors Redpath St., Lethbridge, Alta. Phone 204 purposes. If the Ameri- German workingman is now in a- PO- can Federation of Labor was alive to sitzon to spend from 10 to 12 per the interests of its membership in Ca- cent-more for necessaries and plea- nada there would be less money ex- pended in %hting court decisions in the United States and more jn seek- ing to remove the cause of it all. If sures than in 1895. He claims that 'a similar investigation in tire United States shows an advance of 8 per cent, in the same period. Tho professional stone-carriers of India work 10 hours a day under un- favorable climatic conditions, and their wages vary between 10 and 16 cents per day according to locality and the strength of the man. The British Medical Journal says: "It has come to be recognized that there is a definite place for women in the province of medicine." There to take it. there was sufficient education and ag- itation- organization would follow as a logical consequence. The employ- ing class maintains lawyers to look after its interests. It is up to or- with the large increase in the voiUMlL. 01 business the number of civic offic- clerks, etc., has also ganized labor to place a few "business I borhood of .am of the opinion that t-ach m.i every worker shoula. recdve ior his services., but. when-business is on the boom and additional assist- ance has to cope with the .work.. I cannot for'the life of mo see the logic or business acumen of any City Council advancing the Sal. ary or-its old employees the nei-h- agents" on the job, .with a brief that includes a solution for the iniquities of the wage system and capitalist i MINERS WITH DYNAMITE ownership of the P.P. city secretary-treasurer will of F3.ank% Jan _ wvniui- (ju ffact that dynamite was found in coal mines of this unions. One of the possibilities likely to grow out of the defeat of the Ameri- can Federation of .Labor's political programme is the formation of an independent labor party. The movemeot has already assumed in Chicago. The last semi-annual report of the Bricklayers' and Masons' Internation- al union shows a total membership in good standing of The indi- vidual amounts in of unions, says the report. ow a total of A leading publicist. basing his ar- Canadian organized labor's ambassa dor in the old country, sent by the Trades and Labor Congress of Cana- da, is certainly living- the strenuous ife- The labor skinning agencies no ooner invent some new scheme of de- ception than Mr. Trotter flattens- it out with facts and figures furnished still handle that huge increase his salary. Alderman King and Hutton certainly did their duty, and it was not their fault. Gee! But I wish I was working for Alderman Hatch or Alderman Bpw- man, or Alderman Adams! I quite agree with these gentlemen that the by wage earners from all parts o Canada. That the unions of Canada are not voting more money to th Congress to further the dissemination oPtruth among old country unionist is remarkable. It. is important tha old country mechanics who do mi grate to Cabada deposit their mem- bership cards upon arrival and their place in the movement for better social conditions. It is' notable, h< w ever that the organized workers of the old land stay where they are, and assist-in the solution of their cwn problems. But apart from these con- 3fr. Trotter is also doing some good educational work which win hare a tendency, to solidify the forces of iaijor. And. inasmuch as the cause of employment is interna- tional, it makes little from sofe of the i "A UJiS fllZ- tnct at Cardston a few days ago thf. police made an example this week of two miners for leaving dynamite in a f business transacted -has increased, but surely they must have. forgotten 'that ELECTRIC LIGHTING MM The Western numbing, Heating Co. KIMMTIKMUIfflK P.O.Bol417 MOM 366 T and John Rever.% of Lille, who found to have ]eft dynainite in Places in the Lille mine. Tlv- fined So ami costs each. VV3 Adaed special attraction at the Ly- ceum tonJght-Ducrow-Character personator and Monogdlist Hectric Electric Iron Electric fin All Kinds of EUctric Wiring Done by an Efficient Staff of First-class Workmen We have just received a full assortment of STEPHEN'S CELEBRATED PAINTS Also Brushes, from the Sign Writers to Kalsomining. Call ind Onr Pricei are Right P.O. Box 27 Phone 75 it np ;