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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 4, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRinQE DAfLY MEDICINE HAT If you fti'c interested in the City of .Medicine HiU, call at dur office andjlct 1 us show you maps, blue prints, etc., of City View Sub-division Prices Low. Terms Easy. F. C. Lowes Co. J. R. Anderson, Manager Look This Up Lota in Block 23, Duff Addition, close to Ninth Avenue, at each R. V. GIBBONS CO. On WMk FOR SALE .On ttralght Crop Payment Plan. 480 acres, 1 1-2 miles from Neldpath Svlteii, 4 miles northeast of Chin, gooil dirt, W. 1-8 of 1MI-31. 3JD screa partially. Improved. You will have to hurry. O.T, LATHROP WHITNEY BLOCK, LETHBRIDGE. FOB SALE The 8 roomed fully modern house, facing east and known as No. 508 Westminster fid., Terms. The H. MACBETH AGENCY I LOAN! LCTHMlpai BIGGfeST SNAP IN CITY 5 lots facing one blook'from Westminster Road, each. 2 lots facing east in Block 148, each. North Lethbridge Realty Co, PHONE 936 CLEMENT STUPE'S PRESENTATION OF THE CASE FOR THE MINERS SAY, MR. FARMER! We have the cholceet half section In- the Chin District end will sell at t26.00 on terms or J23.50 all cash. Best buy in that district. lot on Weatminiter Rd., 1800, eaar terms-- the Weber-Huff Investment Co. ROOM to ALBERTA BLOCK. PHONE 771. JUST WHAT YOU WANT 7 10-ACRE GARDEN TRACTS. 1 30-ACJRE GARDEN TRACT. 1 40-A CRE GARDEN TRACT, ire ill irrigated imd nearer the city than anj other ftpd we. guarantee .them We are the filit bnrerB of i'rrl- Und to sub-divide and our prices nre cheaper than' othert of'Kin qvialHy And location. make terms tVsiilt, If you Intend lo Improve the property. .We a nice 1-2 acre with; chicken ihoda located in tlie city llmili, c lie up and oa MAXWELL HELGERSON Alberta Block, Lethbndge Centrally Located Easiness Property REVENUE PRODUCING 50x125 ft. on 3rd Avenue (Redpath Price Terms ASQUITH UNDSEY Real EtUte mnd FmuicMLl Office 307 6th Phone 1183 'he HeraM hmt been ukoil to pub- lish Lho following Bp'ceoh delivered by Uleniiwt tlio ConclllHtlon Bfmrd'oM belmlf of the I Mr. draftlM. tho dtHteni'unt which you now have in your .hnml, I believe we have com- piled wilh your oxiirt'SBC'il wiulioB, IUHSI us fiir a.s.wc luvc.becn able to ilo, Wo.lm'ye nlleinpleil .to maeL yoijr und .wvo covered poinr In which wo biirticlvea are vi .ally Interested.. In doing have drafted what might, possibly be termed In Eull H pvoposcil ttfirccinuiH, anil we have al- so stated wlwl arc the points we desire atU'iillun to. We have IJHBOI! our clfihn ai '.bis timo on several fin-lb that arc vtry liniwrtant to us, and tlieee we desire to onunioralo wltlio.nl (join's 'inln any very lengthy argument uml- r. In the first place wo wish to draw attention to the. terms of the agree: nient, and in that particular respect we ourselves hnvc somewhat receded from our former position. Our posi- tion from the of tho negotiations'-ivas.io try and alter the ilate bl the expiration, but nl this time H IB not our intention lo allow timi particular matter to of con- tention. We would suggest that .the term of the afireeineiit be as'U baa been In the past-, Tor-'not more than two In support or LhjU'parilc- .wlar portion of our BtateniBiit; 1 may say that wages, BO far as money Is concerned, are. .only relative, and while, If we extend our agreement ov- er a greater period than thai, we might receive-the same amount' ot money, at the same ilme tliat would ;not 'represent, nor does It represent, our actual wages; and so, of necessity, we must take precau- tions against changes that may effect us. The particular ehunge that I. re- fer to may be change's In cost of liv- ing, anil in the last analysis what a. man can purchase with the jnoiiey he .elves represents his actual wages, and IE that varies, Uhen his actual wages vary: It we are to judge the future intel- ligently from .what' has happened- in the we judge things by Inc laws which we realize are in op- eration, we can only, say that all ap- pearances suggest that the cost of liv- ing will increase in the future In- stead of decreasing; and so, to tie ourselves down to 'a longer period than two'years, 1 have tie ourselves down to wages 'Judged from that particular. point of .view, might possibly end In disaster to our- selves. 1 may say that possibly the same arguments would apply in the oilier way, and thai., to uur minds, 'is _ sufficient argument why we should not wish .to extend tfie period-of ag- reement in excees of'the time named! In connection with the next matter that WE draw attention to, I may stale thnt It is a matter that has caus- ed considerable! difference between the two organizations that are'now re- presented before you. 'Afihe joint meeting in Calgary we went over this matter, and it was pointed out on' that practically 50 per cent, of our'mem- want you to be clear on this point understand that it does not mean 50 per cent. of. the employ- ees of the 'practical- ly fit) per cent, of our membership under a closed ah'op ag- reement, as the term is understood by both parties. In this instance we con- sider that if we relinquish that.par7 Llcailar arrangement, that he entitled to some consideration' In return. We express a however, to renew the deal with thai particular; matter, which have been in- existence -prior lo the 31st of March pr this year, and to continue this during the life of the agreement that may at. If such were done, J cannot see. .that either party, would be .letting any- thing go which it bad enjoyed, and for thai reason we consider that .It would be an' equitable' I have not yet seen during the pro- ceedings, or (luring the' meetings In joint conference In Calgary, ;where it WMS set out or working under arrangement with the Crow's Nest PHBH Coal Cum: pany had worked any hardship .upon tbat company: ii. has not even been claimed that it would upon anyvof.the companies, provided th.at-the arrange1 mcnl was entered into; but the state- ment hat; been made that-on-a [ion of principle It could-, not .tie" ig- reerf to, ami il is the'niiGstiori of prin- ciple thai stands in the way of any- thing of that kind being effected.-. have suggested from time time thnt another clause might bekgub- atitutod. a clause that would come Into effect Kenerally and which would not be a closed-shop checkoff clause! In case thai were agreed to, then we nave expressed our willingness from timo t0 LluiG with .the-'pre- amble, staling that we are not partic- ularly concerned with what sort of a .preamble might be attached to the I agreenieul. The as itit- Jed. is also given In the bill of partic- ulars. Relative day wages rates, I rte- j sire, to point out that during the ex- istence of Dislrict 18, pf the United Mine of there have been very few changes made In thnt particular respect.' The "day wage rates -paid In practically all of the camps Has nil along-been about the same ns (he riles paid hefore the em ployees were organized. tions Ihal I make, rt'otlcc pf ai'e.con- tained in the agreement iirr'ved H{ in J907, when (he oulnlde wjtgen were advanced 5 per cent. Inside in one 'or two particular liiBtancee were Aloo advanced; these, I may stale, were drivers, (ill-roiie rldnri) and the holm, men, who .received an ;idrnnce of 25 ccnu jvr day. I 1'eMont, thiit Rpart from (hefle few the wages rcmnln prucllcRlly the Rome, taking Into conblileralion thit we arc called UJKIII to pay n Incrcano d in' Ing the prmt or loven yenm lit the vHrloiiB cominodltlcu tlmt are unlletl iiijon 'io purchase, consider at this tlmt- thai, wo (ire en- titled to some nilv.mce on UICHO nucs, In iintlltlon .to that, I niny say that practically till ovor thu American con- i.hiciH, IIHVC huoii iidvHiiced very during that LI mo; iinii, we- ,WB arc only ji wlmV U duo in iia, ami what iu right nnd proper we should liuvc, in this particular case. With rcfran) lo contract rates, we have Btigseeled HCVOTH) wo liavo specified In our statement llml. curtain classes of work eliall not cpmo under the Kener- a] advance demanded, hi oilier plac- es placeB ilia i. have been mentioned on prcvioiiB where certain Inequalities cxlsl which to be rectified, v we have ulso suggest haiiKfeH to .cover Lheac coiulUloiia. ..In connection wlili 'contract rates, generally, I wo.uld like to point that not only does (he same argu- ment apply asi applies to the day rates, bill that, in addition, the de- velopment of the m inns in Southern AlberU and EaBteru British Colmn- blu, has iiecoijBllaied tlie institution of certain regulations llml certainly militate ngainst, the earning capacity of' the men employed, have point- ed out many times lhat we objection to safely nrecn u I ions being takcii Jri our we realize thy greater necessity for ijrecautJonB of this nature- with .the Increasing devcl- oprpeiit; in factj we ourselves inalsL upon such precautions; but as we are now discussing a question of wag- ei, it must be 'borne in mind tbat thOBe..chariteiJwitlva-view to greater safety have 'tended. to reduce the earn- liige.of --tne. Jmenv in a. great many.iu- HlanceB, of Hie that the 'earniiigs were based an the methods of working, or that the prices paid were based on such meth- ods, we consider, tliat we are entit.led to some coneldieratlon when cliHiiges of nature are made. One of the changes refer to is Uio uiieaLion oE It' la a well known fact. that in" many' of .the cnmps (lie were fjrit fixed the miners were blaotinc the coal from the solid and tlie change from MmL condition to that coal, ami in many caseB lo -that of eliminating the blast: Ing of coal entirely, .hiis considerable e'ffect on the capacity ,ot tlie men. at this" we wiere to ask for sufficient -In the way of an io cover only, pai-Ucular condi- an advance aufficlenL .to plnce us Mh the .'poiUion ae we wore ''ould 'be public rof tliia k, unreasons lile we expect lo t, HB'wcH'ai the 1" some yeara l -Vvhlcl country m.eiit-i These fire" carry to aome eit aame time we naturally object to the placing ot tlie whole burden on our shoulders. .Thatiie one or the rea- sons we are aaklng for an incre on contract to .the reasons One' of haVe -tried to Ljh'i'connecUpn with the general''provlsijons the agree- ment, la the method-.of settling putea. The.evidence that'has been brought before the board baa shown Dlatnly, I believe', tbat many of these disputes have to be dropped- -Many..6[ them are.not even can-Led to the limit al- lowed by the agreement, owing to the fact thHt the time; occupied In 'that way is" longer than they co.uld possibly wait around until some declaipn la arrived at. For tbat-reason, we aug- t some changes in. that'particular respect. _ Again, we have' certain .objections to enter in connection'with .the meth- od' by and we suggest, other methods along thi lines to have equally salisiactory re- sults on both sides, and with, possibly a little more satisfaction.in (he meih- qri of handling them. Another matter covered by' us is In connection.with men time ow- ing to lack oT matyrlalH." I wbvild Uko ib draw your attention'to the fact, Mr. Chairman, .that we 'have a clause in the agreement whereby employees that, lose time are subject to the pen- alty'of discharge for lOBing time on their own acco.uut, and a IHW should operate against the employees, believe it is oiijy'filr that a similar condition should be-imiMBed on the We are of opinion that if a man los- es time .through materials he should to some .extent .be compen- sated for the .lout, the other hand, that the companies work-, ing under Mint penalty, Would attempt as fur HH possible Lo remedy the exist- ing state of results in the loss of time to the' men. We be- lluve, further, that "the adoption such a clause in the agreement would even eliminate the 'discrhn- natlon (.hat has been complained of from timo (o time. 'Another matter which we have 'dp, anil mads especial reference to, Is the question of working seven days in the week, particularly on Sundtya, -We do not consider that, nny man should be call- ed to put in tho whole or his lime nl his work. In that ptrllciilir and I may flay it, Is custom carried out practically over the whole of the continent we are asking thai, those i'lio are comiiellotl to-.work on Sun- day shall do compenuted upon H, rcg- .Inr scale rate for wich work. At ttie same (tme we arc also ftukins that Sunday work slml! be n voided as far n possible. There Is alill one iwlnt, we ftve drawn lUenUon 'to in connec- tion with the gciienil provisions, nnd hat Is in connection with the coko oven men- In (he evidence Riven nt Ferule and nt Colenun, (t wts drawn o your atlcntlon rcgtird to the IlKfldvHntngen under which these 'Icular men arc called .upon to work. We Jmve tried lo hrlnn In r'SMIRCH .Liit would to Home extant the KrleviincoR that Ilicrie men have; nnd we Imvo migucBted some al- leratlonR hi raten paid (o them. In klnr'K couiiwrlpon of.the rates paid on coky .oyenb.ln District IS, and the rates unld In ,1 may way there IB H considerable difference, and 'ii wlLh''lho Hdvances we hiiv0 gesied, tbciie difference arc tillII lai tiDiHirent. There IH one particular class of work hi tliiB connection to which have made special reference, and that Is the charging of ovens, in Inglon tliHt 61 work IB paid for over and ubuve Lbe drawing of the ovens, nnd 1 may say Incidentally that the drawing: of the ovens IB paid for HL A much higher rate limn In trlcL For that'.reason, the rates on coke oven drawing, appearing In our alatemenls are larger than they would be-In the general, advance de- manded- Another particular matter to which we desire to draw your attention IE the dockage at .UiQ Alberta Railway anil Irrigation Company's mine's. You o bud substantial evidence In con nectlon with that matter, and 1 believe the board realizes thai eome change in tbaii direction should be made. We have suggested what we consider to an equitable dockage clause to both the ineii and the company. A point Vve have consid- erable cuinplalnt about, Hnd which we have tried to cover Iti the general pro- visions suggested, is the" Question or the men being culled upon to cast their coal excessive distances. That was ihown in Kernle, and might have been demonstrated possible to greater extent in .Michel, had we de- sired to go further into that partlcu lar line of evidence. nave sug- gested what we consider would be a means of eliminating that particular class of thing as for as possible, with out Imposing any great burden UJHJII the Company. We believe some chan- ges are necessary In regard to these little matters, which would in more economical operations to the vumpnnies, and' better .opportunities Cor the men to earn thtjir wagen. So far as 1 personally am concern- ed, Mr. Clirtlmiiin, I think 1 have prac- tically covered the particular points to which I desire to draw your atten- tion, though 1 would like the tiitalty lo be afforded-to any of the other members of our committee who desire to express themselves. to proposition submitted. There may Dossibly be some matters that I have overlooked, and which they thum selves may desire to speak upon. However, 1 may suy that we consider on the whole that, we are not asking for anything in excess of'wliot we are entitled, to at this time, and, indeed, that we are not asking'for more than tho operators should 'grant 1C we were..to ask Tor al] that we consldei we aibly be some reason to continue the suspension of operations; but in con notice that all Bitch people will he prosecuted in the courts. D'Arcy Tate, solicitor for the company, slates that actions aro iow pending in the courts ugalnBt six or seven concerna that are using the company's name, and thnt all wlld- terB to Justice in an endeavor to prevent the reiwlltlon of such miirepreaentitions aa have occiirrert In a. number of CHS- i. This anouncement. is official, and that the company Itself has en- labllsheil nil riivlaiona) iwlnta and ila- IDUB; anil that, the sales will be made Uiroiigh Hs-bona-fide agents. The authorities cite as evHinplc of ulenl advertising (he- cxploltitlon ol thft town site of Alls, on the Edmonton line of the Grand TrtmV iidflc. This adver- .leed as a divlsionMl iwinl, have sold at correspondingly high fig- i red. As a matter of fact, the actual Ilvlsionnl point IB at Mirror, nome Blx awny from the townilte of Allx, and the rnllway company hdfi no In- .erent In the townnlte named. Ol.lier Irifilaiicei are cited where the Grand Trunk Pacific name him been ised to iel) lotH in lowrniiten miles away from any Rtatlon, am) with-ml milhority whalsoover from the cninpuny. Action been broiifht lifBt the Ornnd Trunk'-, nRftr Company of Vancouver, lDK under me of Liu bis 'jugate AVERY ENGINES.. "Yellow Fellow" Separators i Only. .liiiUcnnountcd -Traction Engine on the market BraekaM boiled to Sleol Holler. Laitu Longer, la Powtfhl aid Bailer to Handle than Topmounted Enilnea i "Yoltoir Fal- low" an.; Makere Thrtdtatrmcn and drain! Sann for: Farmcra. .Thajr are alao beck- ed un bjr Stnaf nt trtrJ (I ren by any muif' faeturer. A.8K US ABOUT THEM AND GET PRICES BEFORE YOU, BUT. W.R bOBBIN, Agent Money to Loan on Improved Farms 2 lots Block L, each, terms ,8 lots on water, Duff Addition, each, casli" 3 spur track lots, eacli HftVria Room 1 a ricll fl9 Dominion Block Fire Phoiae 1367 Hall Sectl.on to Bar- ons', good building, fenced, 70 acres ill crop. Price per acre, for short.' time. Half Section three mllel from Stirling, raw land. Only 120.00 per acre. Three-fourth Section, IZ. miles Irom Stirling, firat dins' raw land, 113.00 per acre, 5 years time. For further information In- quire of us. The Cascaden Land MACDONALD BLOCK. J corporation, nnd will 'shortly he brought. Against the. Grand .Trunk LanUa: ulso IH a pri- vate concern. Scpree of real estate cbmpiriieui employment afe'encieH, ho- tels, livery tables, transfer-compan- ies and grocery e.itabllahmcnia throughout the West :nake use nf the name, and It is .President Hays' Inten- tion to put a itop.to the unauthorizod use of the name. Grand Trunk 1'aciftc by any private concern. The use. of, the name by. land com- panies IE described as intended, to niia- lead innocent nurchasere, for the nioat part, the Be who wish Lo buy' loti-'fdr the Increase In values; following: set-, Llement-of the Biirrounding and the' rapid growth of the town H themselves. Where there la. no jtU- tion service there .will bejio tnwn, and Ii sales, would be frnud- ulent, and lead tq. Joss. -The public Is notified that all such, intending mir- chasers should coramunicate direct with'the railway's agency, the. Trans- continental Townsite Company, at Winnipeg, and'get the v SOCIALIST A, Jalsary, July announced in the Lyric Theatre laat evening, that he would rim for ber of the House of CommoiiB as the representative of the SpclMiftt party, In -Calgary tlifttrict. RO8THERN MAYOR. DEAD Hoslhern. Sask., July occurred, on Friday night'.of- Donnlrt Shaiv McGregor, mtyor of after etx months' illness, of heart trouble. Deceased WHS born at bourne, .Ont., '37 yearn ajjd- Mr. Mc- Gregor wae one of the pioneers of Jiosthern, living here twelve yearsj previously Tor one yenr and a limlir nt Prince AIUnH, He was elect- ed mayor lust year, and unopposed foi) the honor this year.. He was agent of Dominion lands, and recently was ap- pointed cuHlomi officer at Hoitbern. A Snap In Inside Property Money to Lean 1m- utA City Property Phone .1J4J Office: Opp. Almndra HoUl REAL SNAPv j 8 roomud modern low on 37. l.J St. 8. between 6th and Avea. 8. Further ptrtlculkra at H.J.H.Skeith 1M3. Office opp. A BIG BOOM IB now coming on. .Property. 18 going to. advance rapidly. I have 2.000 acrea of land ad- joining the town of.Macleqa. Come at once and get. benefit ot the advance. J. L. Workman But 97, Maclnd, Alia. Accenting to figures jnat laanw) br ihe deparlment of Inland lawa, the people of Canada are drink- Ing more nplrlH, wine and beer, and imoklng more tobacco than fore. SUMMER EXCURSIONS 'You purclnifr mil ml Irio riruroion >t in fniM, every dmy HciilemUr TO- lo plncfjs in EASTERN CANADA tly rtduawl W kDil Owen flmiad. B MAGHiriCtNT B (pom Foil WiPli.ni Thimci'r.' FriHar Ton r.n toona trip riiiir.ion liokela fretlly redunrf tun dir until September 30, lo prlMiMl plncri nn Ihc PAORC COAST livittg you to r'mt Ihfl rasortiin Cinailiin RoclriM. OT.M illowtd ill poinU, Xo lo IKMry. it eta W oir. Ih. tniD. wt TMrM llHftat Can fit Can on .11 Inini. ill Ike eon.roil-1 ol boine. For mmpltle inhtmilinn, lim inJ liekili ipvlr lo >ny CANADIAN PACIFIC MAILWAT TICMT AOCNT R. C. MeNEILUE, talrirt fuMMV WWTi f ;