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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 16, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta ww FROM MANY PLACES OfPfROTIONBYOOMIf POLICE OF INNOCENT PEOPLE Joe a lives in the subdivision jff Coalhurst called TVi about ten minutes walk from the post where he Jind gone for the was in his shirt sleeves and had his card on but his other papers were In hlscoatin his He also wan taken to Lethbridge and fined Mike a about forty years who looks his was in the post office for his mall and was standing at the door when he was He carried his registration card mid offered to go to his room for the offer documents but ho srato his taken to July EdUor The Lethbridgo Herald Dear connection with the enforcement of the provisions of the Service the following Incident is On July three nembers of the Dominion Police a number of motor cars down vnponthe village of Coalhurst and be gan to demand the production of fie documents required to be1 carried from every one they resnrdless of where the man was or what he was Naturally they found several persons who had been working that day and were out side their houses for an hour or two without the papers on their though all of them flacl them within a few minutes Finally tlily arrested fourteen men and carried them off to Lethbridge for without giving them a chance to secure their papers or even to get their In Lethbridge the men were arraigned and all pleaded guilty and were fined and amounting in all to and in ad dition each man Had to pay Si to be fctfuled back to The par of the cases are as follows Frank a married a has lived in Coal hurst for the five That eveninghe had walked over to the post office to get his mail and as the evening was warm he wore no coat Though he was less than two 9tes walk from his house he told the folice he had the necessary papers In his coat in the house and produced ft s registration The police told aim to get into the We will take who lives with hla family in A IIOIISA m nouse wcr IIIQ imui seeing crowd fo franlof jSHuMife that she Was sending tltem by Ho was taken to Lethbridge with f but not born within the scope of the draft and merely waiting until ho Is called He too paid a Every one of tho men Working lh the mine that day and L were resting up after their they were all right close to their houses and none had any tention of doing more hart spehd ide two or three hours before bed I these men are steady work peaceable and nonehod any indication ot trouble nnd none had any intention of breaking him with B gun and got Into the With the Robert Doncosno is a boss driver In the mine and operates a barber I after He is a was not permitted to He saw tho in tho pooi room and as be had no customer at the he walked across the street to see what Jras the ln la vest hanging up behind his barber1 chair Me too was arrested opportunity to go his the At 4 public meeting e of the mine officials gave evidence corroborating this John a piijhp man In the FREE MlMU ntot M the list md lm trite on ncmt assist in tin consmatioii of Mart to effect wings fat MM cooklig and Canada Food Board Relations between tho men and T I jonn a ptUhn man in I rviiif tho Ncrth American and vi i t ie dime owed a ttle store bill nnd Un V ana View less than 200 feet distant he had been paid bff the fhli have been enthusiastic In from the door of the pool hall where up to tKZ to get out the utmost he was His papers were In to pay He Was arreeted as hn of Layoffs are rare and rnnni n fho aa Tested as He came if Wfi nvrent flm his room In the hotel and ea he in formed the who refused t allow him to get When oldere to get Into the car he delayed doing but obeyed when the officer drew f Barakino lives in and auu when ordered get his papers told they were In his room and offered to get The policeman who had ar rested him go and get He started out for but as soon as he was outside the door another officer drew a gun and or dered him tnto the Rafln Nlcheford also lives in the Mine View was picked up outside the pool He has been in Canada 15 years and had worn his carrying it about in his and had written to his brother in Bairmoreto get some documents mens relating to his but up to date R out of the t his marriage a bufky dociiment and he only carried It when P tho Preacher few po nts Coalhurst Mle ma s for the past five ms He Is a naturalized Canadian and has a good reputation as a steadv levied per month on each member for the Red This has amounted to about per S ADDRESS an5malles in the Dispensing of Jus tice throughout our fair Dominion The regrettable feature of ft Ts tha tfcese irregularities issue from i source in which every Canadian citi should have confidence and ex some degree of uniformity re the Department of our eastward we get e Out of a total of seventeen parishes in Lotbintere nine did not register a single for the National Service We have rest of the Dominion such A stat very much abou y On Jnly 4th In the city of Leth Jflstf6Y another type of adjacent to Foremost Journeyed toj a of lleis to the h f ln daughter who arrival in Justice had his registration card but the other papars were Billy Ferguson Scotch lives but had ridden over he has not had an He showed DllUtUU the police his registration card and Coalhurst on his bicycle to see some ererit Every Day at Rylands Rummage Sale meet ee ing hurriedly gathered in the Hall to discuss the matter and to SllJC WAISTS Extra Special For Wednesday Wash It sounds like a fairy tale dur ing these but It is the truth just the Wo have a few dozen not maty and but a good assort Well good fitting and neatly finished with pock ets and RUMMAGE SALE Ladies Underskirts 100 only Ladlea Black Sateen Underskirts in good quality and fine meVcerlzed Well made with deep fancy Reg ular RUMMAGE SALE 95c Pillow Cases A limited number of pillow cases in good quality of Hemmed all ready for We cannot buy any more of this line so we will turn them out at wholesale for a Each RUMMAGE SALE TABLE CHILDRENS LOT No 1 Rummage LOT 2 12 Regular values up to Rummage jj 75 tuo JiiiiLici aUU IO draft a to the Gov The only reasoL the men dd lay off as a Protest was that they teelieved the Dominion Po lice was exceeding its authority and that the officials at Ottawa would not countenance euch actions once the facts were brought to their A protest was drafted but never the members feeling like lots of other it would be merely pigeonholed and They sent for Secretary Brown of Dis trict with instructions to come down by the The next July a public meeting was called and the hall was packed while Secretary Brown gathered details of the He pro riMsed to takfeip the wJth the Dfcoctor of and cure a guarantee against a repetition of the A suggestion1 was made to stop work for two days in order to make protest effective but the labor and Secretary Brown advisedIgainst it om the ground that of Manitoba would be dependent upon Alberta for their coal next winter and they did not want to occur to hinder as surePtKeni thaMTsiichanother out rage occurred all the coal miners in Alberta would unite in a protest that could not be Two resolutions were both by returned and both were passed that fron the money collect ed for the Red a sum be de ducted sufficient cover the fines and costs paid by the men arrested as well as the fare they pant to be brought back to that if another man is ar rested on Coalhurst on another such he shall pay a fine and the miners will not work until he is As this mine is now producing coal at the rate of 800 tons per this will be a protest that must be no As the coal lost at this time cannot be public of Can ada will be able to realize the serious state of The purpose of this public an nouncement is to nqtify the Dominion the members of the Dominion Government and the Canadian people who may be concerned or interested that the coal miners object to such treatment and will no longer endur If another man is arrested in thi village on this or any other simila the mine will stop Ant If another raid of that sort is made on any mine in all the miners in District 18 ot will lay down their The coal miners and mining Indus try in general who are essential to the life and industries of Canada have been harrassed and hampered worse than if they had a group of gamblers and their patience has been strained to the breaking It is time to call a the purpose of simplifying mat ters in case the Dominion Police wish to take any further action in this con the writer assumes individual responsibility for the made the language used in this Thanking you for your I am Youra EDWIN SMITH 11 On behalf of Local No of there are k nine Pushes who should have lettered surely they the age of v v een Yet we did not head of the or eight of the of Justice were lMe pimee court and there fined ten dollars and dollars seventeen dollars In because fd jhBVe blrtJ aml marriage certificates on their miiot these men jr They have complied with hj Jaw and the Military Service Act n so far as and are They are who have staked their all in and because of adverse will not have a are ctlzens of best of the Leaving home at to make the transfer rom working clothes to the better of the required birth and mar riage certificates and BO far as I JtJLY go ar as I i know the Minister ot Militia or town thls no as Tlgltlng OlNon during the Crop i are grass dried and 1 Will be difficult tor wlnte their Cypress Mil which usually has abundant Is suffering During the topkj of conversation among wafers wag the action of the military police al In every small town ed It Is being represented that men of all even to gerenty are being arrested and fined heavily1 or not carrying birth or marriage Order in council being1 read and as this regulator would appear to apply only to apparently In class Indignation la generally As registration of vital statistics has been in effect in he greater part of Canada for lest han forty men over that age arc In a serious predicament and an generally concluding that the only afe course is to avoid A erlous state of public fooling la belni principal of the writes that he is on the board at Miss of was It ls lax and not for the purpoae to mo iiiirpofln nr i raiding good and law abiding citi7ens Sklff comlns to the front this In the name of Is it T010 on the of a Come to those men now for vour teii schoolcarried this week your patriotic charities your Victory and the cust re fusal would Such j UVOGJ ouuji au tions do not make for good citizen ship a contented and happy people but breed hate and revenge Avoid They July in Range and north I The consolidated prises a territory eight miles being 4 rurdl ANCHORDONALDSON UNE POPULAR SERVICK Canada to Glasgow 270 Main 8tl Notice this f For Wednesday Morning Best Yet Boy aml Sale of Rompers Buy Suits this week at Stampede Dress them well in one of our at LITTLE BOYS WASH SUITS AT GREAT REDUCTIONS 25 per off all lines of Boys Wash Suits white and Sizes 2 to 6 Tweeds and medium and dark browns and grey Sizes 7 to 15 All stylish This week 25 OFF BOYSAND GIRLSSTRAW AND LINEN HATS All prices subject to a discount of STAMPED UNDERMUSLINS IN PACKAGES Really Half Their nf SlErNclRESSES LOT good material In every Values to 8 M anJ blue in Rummage gQc ST RYLANDS The Busy Store The Sale That Is a A statement in connection with the above has been given out by Capt at in charge of the Dominion to the effect that the fullest investigation of the Coal hurst incident is being made and if any wrong has been done It will be Lindsay was formerly inspector of the Mounted Police force Protest From July Editor I do not wish to disturb your peace of but there is a amall matter I wish to lay before you and through you before the readers of your honor able tljp matter may seem slight to but to no there is a great principle iavolveai which may or map PUT budding demo J There seems to be some very strange CORSET COVERS Made up and stamped with thread for Bach SLIPS AND SKIRTS Made up and stamped finest i JULYD CHARING OF REMNANTS ngs and flannelette and embroidery 8he6 AT HALF THEIR VALUE WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS Womens Fancy and Plain Tailored Clearing at IS Suits of pure wool Serges and Gabar dines in colors green and AiT sorted Values up tp C0 ing them out this week each CLEARING OUT THE FANCY SUN SHADES You will want one for the stampede 15 OFF ANOTHER STARTLING BARGAIN 3 only Wool Jersey Cloth Swell style finest Regular valuee Clearing at THESIMPSON Ltd V ;