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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 24, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL. II. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 1909. NO. IM. FIRST TRAIN ACROSS THE BRIDGE Carried General Man- ager Bury and Gen. Supt. Price Body Found In the River G. J. Bury, of Winnipeg, general manager of the western, division of the C. P. R., and Gen. Supt. Price, of Calgary, were in the city for a few hours yesterday. Mr. Bury had his car taken over the bridge, the first passenger car to be taken across. He looked over the other in- terests of company here as weli. Besides being interviewed by The Herald, he was met by J.. VC. Mc- Nicol. secretary of the board of trade Mr. McXicol asked him concerning a i celebration on the occasion of the opening of the bridge for traffic. Mr. Bury suifl that it was not 1ho cus- tom of the C.'. P. R. to make any celebration of such things. Leth- bridge already had got a great deal of publicity through thc bridge and would doubtless get much more. Mr. McXicol having remarked that ho written Vice-President Wm. W-hyte on the matter, Mr. Bury said it would be better to have it with him. He could give no idea as to when Sir Thomas Shaughnessy would be in Lethbridge. Mr. McNicol spoke of the C. P. R. putting in gardens here as they had j elsewhere. Mr. Bury remarked that he did not know, what Supt. Maharg wa.s doing, but it looked to him as I if preparations were already under way to that end. MX. Bury asked many questions concerning Lethbridge and while ex- I pecting to hear great progress re- j ported, was surprised -at the facts re- lated. Jn reply to an inquiry he said that he had been unable to go to see the bridge over ihe Old Man river and could not say when the Macleod- i Lethbridge cut-oil would he complet- i ed. I Cowley. -June body of a man of about thirty-live years of age found in tho north fork of the Old Man river, about opposite the "VVal- roixl Hunch, was brought into town and placed in Robinson's undertaking parlor by Mr. Roweley. who found it. The victim of the flood is supposed to be -lohn Thomas, who was form- erly employed here on the section. The coroner was notified but it is not thought that an inquest will be nec- essary. Some weeks ago a horse and saddle were seen floating down the river, but no one was missed, and whether this is the person who was the owner or another is not known. NO GRANT TO BAND Thc Board of Trade at a meeting today refused t0 recommend a errant to the Band to go tn Winnipeg. It was decided to memorialize the government to change the name the river to the Alberta river. NO DISCRI1NATION AGAINST UNION OR NON-UNION Check-Off System Is Macleod Submits Lengthy Minority Report To Minister Of Labor Colin Macleod, ol Macleod, the op- Reply: erators' nominee on the Board of i titled to a chock-off clause in thfir The Western Coal Operators' As-1 agreement, but the check-off claus.- Conciliation., has forwarded hi? min- sociation, above mentioned, state in [submitted by them, ority report to the _Department of La-' reply to the application TOURISTS MET DEATH IN IRELAND bj ml a s o cor at Ottawa. It is as follows: Macleod, Alta., Tune 16th 1909. Tu tht; Honorable, The Minister of Labor, Ottawa. Ontario. the matter of the Disputes -Investigation Act, in the matter of a dispute between the Western Coal Operators' Associa- tion, and the employees of the above companies. "s represented trict No. IS, United. Mine America. have had tin: advantage of seeing jtward "f my colleagues, and iv- aiv, sts to tlie matter in dispute. differ :ts t" the conception ot "iir duties. I feel that under Section 26 of "The Industrial Dispute? Invrsliga- tion it is incumbent upon the Board, to deal with each item "f the Reference, and that the Board should not hesitate to give an opinion upon the questions it, is called upon to de- as follows: 1. That a strike exists at the follow- with in force in British Colum- bia and Alberta, should tiot be ac- cepted, and the check-off clause of ing named collieries, viz.: Bankhead j thy- old agreements should be contin- j ued, the same abov bein shown to. in the Mines Ltd., The H. W. McNeill Co. Ltd., Coal Department of the Alberta i Railway and Irrigation Co., Royal jHours of Labor: i Collieries., The Leitch Collieries Ltd.. j 3. After hearing the evidence on this The Hillcrest Coal and Coke Co. Ltd.. question, -it is quite apparent to the Tlie Western Canadian Collieries Board, and to the parties., that no The International Coal and Coke! grievance existed between them on Ltd.. and the Hosmor Mines Ltd.; this question, but that by reason of a and the ies are members of the Western Coal Operators Association.. The applicants have caused the said strike to be declared at each of the said collieries named, and tho Eleven Persons Are Drowned In a. Gale At Killarney employers at the said collier- j misunderstanding between them, this demand was made: moreover, the matter being governed by the stat- utes in force in British Columbia, and Alberta, the Board has. no jurir-dic ;i. n to deal with the same. Board should enquire into the dispute -Lille Collieries: existing at each, and all of said col- 4. The applicants demanded at th..-.- collieries, that a contract price be fix- 3. That the discontinuance of oper- ed op. what is known as Valley ations at the said collieries is .the re- Xo. J Seam'', and the company ob- sult of a strike, ordered by the to grant a new rate, on the ident and Secretary of District No.'ground that this lockers, storage a a nnist- also be correct as an room, lavatories, boiler room alderman, i and disinfecting room. There seems perfect carnival of per- j Thg whole building is 110 feet by on. at the investigation f 4ft fpet ordinary conditions I be accommodation for twenty-seven men, nine women and two in private wards. It is to be heated with a low pres- sure gravity heating system, direct tact pillars seams. the Board recommends that- this inat- Together with the demand going on at the investigation j 4Q {eet_ amongst the fire brigade. In nearly i there where the charges made by every case that it is possible that a great many afternoon Of April 22nd, was placed water mains in the central portion of j jn cejj this morning for rt'feren n the city are very seriously affected 1 ing to answer Crown Counsel's ques- through the currents of electricity oc- j at the trial oi Charles Horn- Bernardo boy, who conies- Ouv-ing from the street car rails, s practically the essence Of the report- sed lhat hg had kined Mrs. James. presented to the Board of Control j this morning by Prof. L. A. Herdt, j of McGill University, who has been j conducting tests for several months, i The report was alarming and bears i out in every detail the wssruings iliai j have out for the past nine years by City Electrician F. A. Cam- j i JvKW 1 Til A H A A ft A J vA B. C. OFFERS REWARD i Victoria, B. C., June Pro-j vincial government will n larce! T I reward, amount not. yet arranged, zor the capture of the train robbers, wh looted the C. P. R. train near Knni- loops, yesterday. Supt. Hussey, of the provincial police, iias been ad- vised that the robbers escaped down the Thompson river a boat, which was found where they landed on Kam- loops Lake. Drunk Jumped Into the Hole Yesterday afternoon a water main on Round street, opposite tho Bal- moral Hotel, broke and soon there was a large hole in the street. One of the city employes was endeavor- ing to ptag up t-he leak with large rag when a drunken fellow ran and jumped into the hole to assist him. He got wet to the knees and felt much aggrieved when the. foreman caitte along and ordered -him out. While tie nan was working down in the ho'e bt narrowly escaped an ac- cident. u a large quantity of earth fell close to him. ally repaired. The break was fin- Athabasca Landing Likely To Be the Head- quarters majority, but, notwithstand, prjor T0 fnp expiration of this agree-! party has committed itself. vote, and the agreement of niont to'discuss a renewal thereof. i Discrimination: 5. That the agreement made between i jjie the parties hereto, at the conference i niattev. of ;lie.held in March, 1909, should be adopt.-' ing this the committees, operations were sus- pended by the applicants. The. following is the text Application and Reply: ed, with the exceptions-of the mo- Application: difications IT IS HEREBY AGREED, (a) The check-off clause should be the Western Coal Oper-i struck out. jujriiictinrr nf tih'rt (h) After the word in Pycific Coal Company, Limited, the; the discrimination-clause, the W. H. McJieill Company, Limited, the "or interference should be in- or Leitch Collieries Limited, the West' scried. Canadian Collieries Limited., thc Hill- (c) In tlie schedule relatitig to out- crest Coal-and Coke Company Lim-i-side and inside wages, -the clause ited. The International Coal and Coke' in regard to minimum and higher Limited, the Alberta Rnil- ivages should be omitted? (d) There should be a differential on all pillars, and a reduction on in regard the discrimination, that, hav- ing heard the evidence submitted by the applicants, to The effect that some Managers discriminated between non- union and union men, and that union men have discriminated against non- such evidence is correct, the evidence, opposed to that given witnesses to charge been given. j Would also seem from evidence oi middlemen that scouts out in rural j districts looking up thrifty farmers; with bank accounts who were willing to pay for appointments to fire ie- partincht- One of the witnesses to-; day testified that three-quarters of i thc men in his parish, which is tn eno of tho rural districts, below Qus- j bee. wore members of Montreal fire i department. j radiation. There will be an auxiliary boiler, thirty pressure far sterilizin; insalled pounds steains The architect is Arnold W. Brunner, of New York, and Geo. Hill, was the consulting engineer.. Jas. A. Mac- donald will be the supervising archi- tect. (Special to The Herald) Edmonton, June forma- tion of a new judicial district to be known as the District of Athabasca and to include that portion of the Edmonton district outside of the city west and north of the Saskatch- ewan river, has been authorized by in council of the provincial government. officers of the district will at prt-sent be in the Edmonton Supreme and District couit office, in the San- dison block, until the establishment of an office in the district, probably at Athabasca JLanding, Alta., au- thorized some time in the future. Judge Noel, who bas been presid- ing at courts at points which will be included in the new district which have been since the .Company. way and Irrigation Company, of the one part, and the employees of the' said companies, as represented by the'some of tho contract rates in the pre- TJnitod Mine Workers of America. Dis-; nous agreement. trict Xo. 18. of the other part, that: (e) A blacksmith's charge Oi 30c. per the agreement existing prior to April month per miner, and a uniform rate 1909 respecting general provisions j of per ton for run of mine coal, 1 and scales of contract prices and wag- and for screened coal, delivered es. shall govern the parties hereto for i to employees residing at the mines, the period of two years, commencing! (f) No check-off clause or deduc- 1st, 1909, and ending March j tions should be allowed, other than 31st, 3911, in so far as the same may' as provided for by the laws of Brit- not' be modified or affected by the ish Columbia and Alberta, provisions of this agreement; it being! You will note the chief dispute bc- undtrstood and agreed, that the par-jtween the parties, is the matter of the ties thereto will meet in conference, preamble and check-off clause, the miners contending that the preamble and check-off sub- mitted by them would constitute a legal and binding agreement, the Board is the opinion that a discrimination clnuso should be embodied in the ag- reement- to bt> made between the par- ties. Unfortunately, one of the members of the Board, who has a practical j knowledge of mining, is ill, and un-1 able, to discuss and advise with me, therefore I hesitate to fix any def- inite award in regard to the Lille. Bellevue. Hillcrest and Coleman mines, but- in lieu thereof, recummend the same to the consideration of the Special Committee, as provided for in the agreement hereinafter written, and recommend also that it be em- bodied in the agreement that the Special Committee meet at the ear- liest possible moment. KEEP IT AWAY FROM Montana Professor's Advice In Regard To Agricult- ural College sixty days prior t0 the expiration of this agreement, to discuss a renewal thereof. This agreement covers the mines, coke plants, operated Ovens, and outside by the operators replying that it would not and all persons accepting employment j improve the legal aspects of the at these mines, shall be governed by j agreements heretofore existing, and the following rules and regulations j its only effect was. the establishment The Company will require each per- j of a "closed to which they son employed by them, or to be em- j could not agree. The matters relat- ployed by them, as a miner, in? to hours, of labor, contract prices 'mine laborer, or otherwise, in and, 'at Lille, and differential on pillars, about the mines and coke ovens of the i have arisen since the cessation of prospective companie to sign this work and their existence is due which existed bet-ween the parties prior to the first day of April, 1909, and the Macleod agreement, which was approved of a referendum vote, I have compiled an agreement, based on these agreements, which I would recommend to the parties for acceptance, subject, to the findings of the Special Committee in regard to the Bellevue, Hillcrest, Coleman and Lille mines, which, when made, should constitute a part of the said agreement. held from time to time establishment ol the dis- trict courts in the province, will probably be the judge to preside per- manently over the new district. Courts will be held at Morinville, Stoney Plains, St. Albert, Lac Ste. _ Anne and other points in the north, j The agreement to be placed appear in the reference and reply, T j H. W. McNeill Co., Ltd., Coal Col- PROGRAMME OF ALBERTA'S COURTS FOR YEAR ISSUED i v-eur'c Tier, of of -the. various courts throughout llberta, I-with the names of the presiding i judges has been issued by Chief. Jusr tice Sifton. For trial of criminal and civil jury. ;cases Medicine Tuesday, Oc-, tober and April. i Tuesday; Novem- ber and May. Tuesday, Octo- ber and April. Trial Judges Sifton, Oct. Calgary, June State Agri-1 cultural College of Montana is sit- j uated at Bozeman. It has ben estab-; Macleod, May 24; Calgary, Peb: 15. lished ten years and now has in at- j Harvey, Hat, April 12. tendance 600 pupils staff of 36j Stuart, April -26; iastiuctors. One member of the staff j Macleod, Nov. 23. H Fro' W. L. Wright. He is look-i Beck, Hat, Oct. 12. iiu ever the province and yester-j d-y wa. the guest of bis old friend, j Mr Gcddes, of this city. j Pro." Elliott is of the opinion that on the establishment of the -ru- tura! School in Alberta, the would be quite as rapid. Conditions wry totvwn iht north- ern province and the southern "The agricultural college and the state university of Montana arc not under thc same management. I Along A.R. L Five more elevators are going along: the A. R. I. lines. Norris Elevator Company, of Winni- peg, have awarded contracts to O.K. Bbnell. of Brandon, for the erectkm certain that such ____ a serious error. It has nor, been j fivfl' rieViators. xwo of good policy in thtM kgreement, as a condition precedent largely to the friction now existing i AGREEMENT between the Western continued employment of the per- between the parties. Coal Operator's' Association, (con- or prpTince. at and Spring It would be a grave mistake' any lTho locatiOn of thc other thrw not been announced as the deal for tho sites has not been quite complet- elevators will have a ca- The agreement referred to is as fol-jpjaco xhc professors in state uni- versities have no sympathy with the professors in thc agricultural college. already employed or to be jm- Taking up the questions as they sisting of Bankhead Mines, Ltd., Thejods are not the same. T Thoir ways are different, their of bushels each. Farm Hand Is Now a Baronet including Athabasca landing, and it j jn a foot together with a legal check- am of the opinion that the Board's j Ltd., Coal Department of the is quite possible that the court clause, and signed by all employ- award in respect of the several! Alberta Rail-way and Irrigation Com- sioris will be extended to Lesser I eesFmw. turn to the surface of the mine, has- nnr shouM thc Preamble submitted j of the. one part, and the em- by the operators bn adopted, but on j ployees of the said companies, as other hand, the preamble which j represented by District 18 of tho is .set out in the agreement herewith i United Mine Workers of America, on recommended should be adopted. j the other part; with respect to price? to be paid at the several collieries, (Continued on Page Four.) the eight hour bank to bank shift. Lille Collieries: A contract price to be agreed upon, Club, made the high professional av- todav with a score of 79 out of i the seams at present being work-; a possible 80. ed at Lllle' 2. Check-Off CSaute. The applicants are undoubtedly one look upon (juelph Agricultural college as i of tho successful mstiiu-! tinns of that kind in America and I j believe that its success is due in large extent to the fact that it was not handicapped or interfered with i hy a provincial university. T be- Deputy Minister Is In the City lievo that any and every agricultural, George F. O'Halleran. deputy rnim- colloge which is under the manage-1 ,stcr of agriculture for the Dominion ment Ot a university, is very serious- j of Canada, in the city last night ly handicapped." Prof. Elliott is very much and this morning on his way the Seattle Exposition. ested in what he has seen in Alber- j morning he went to the Experimcot- ta. He regards it as province. a wonderful jai Farm ami icft on the local 1 afternoon for thc ;