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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 7, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta L-OX T2 CO 0: ui z D h LAN� VILLA LOTS is ZS' 2S- �^5' 2S' zs' IN ^ 4 6 6 7 8 9 10 // 1 Turner Addition zs- 25' ZS' 25' 25'- 25' 25' 22 J!-..... � TO LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, 1906. PASSMORE ST. - V 1 Surreyed by A; W. McVittM, Dominion Land Snrreycr. Scale-50 ft.-1 inoH. - \ 25' 25* 2S' 2S' 25' 25' 25- 25\ 22' 1  TO 2Z 21 19 Id 17 16 # k 15 /4 Give the Workingman a Chance MS' 15" 25" 2S' P.S' 25- of reaping the benefit of the present good times, the fol- lowing lots in North Ward are to be sold on easy termsv viz., $10 down and $10 monthly without interest till paid for. Speak quick, before they are all gone. LOT T5 Real Estate and Insurance. Oliver Block, Up-staire. i CRACK AT lETHBRIDGt: Sherman StUi Disutisned with Conditions Here. (OalgMy Albcrtaa.) The flrst oMeting of the delegates of the United Mine Workers' Assoc-iftlion was held in the Co-operative hkil yesterday afternoon. After the credentials of all the delegates present had been inspected by the com-BBittee detailed for that duty. District President F. U. Sherman addressed the meeting. ilegarding a press dispatch that bad appeared in several newspapers aa coming trom miners in Regina, te-ferring to next Monday as "Black Monday," aod saying that there would likely be a strike declared af--ter the present joint, convention. Mr. Shemutii was very emphatic in declaring that this report was most re dlculous, and it appeared to him to be only an attempt to prejudice the public, through the press, againstthe miners. He could not see no reason for the statement that the mines would likely be tied up after the present contract expires on April 1st. The delegates. present had not como to the conference with any such intention. Speaking on the system of paying wages at present in vogue, Mr. Sher-nian Btiited that the general public were hot aware of the intricacies of  this system, which is by piecework. As it stands . at present there are twenty or thirty different rates, and each of these twenty or thirty are ' open to dispute! Un.esa ever>-thing is bound by a hard and fast contract the bosses cut five cents here and a nickle there, until quite a big Amount is lost, and then when the miner stands.up fur his rights, they accuse him of looking for trouble. Some people Kad called the mine"* a very radical set of men. If these same people had to do this, work th4 miners do, live in the same shacks that-ihe miners have to, and deal at company or seini-company stores as the miners are required to do, then they would probably alter their opinions a trifle, and decide that the miners were not so bad after all. Mr. Sherman also stated that tlie miners were,.very much disappointed t the- actioo of the government in turning down the ligislation promised them. When at -their last meet -tag in Edmonton it had been decided to petition the government for legislation, they had only asked fdr hat the British Columbian miners Sfrer* already enjoying, and he still tilled to aee why such great die  crlmiRation was shown the mUnera on the 'oast and those on the west of the Kocklea. . year they bod been Iptormed ^t the tima was not yet ripe for, IJiiuUitloli^ btti'^itlili 'year'their '---- ures' were promised the support of members of the government. Regarding the matter of an eight Hour day, the association was in receipt of a letter from .\ttorney General Cross, saying that the premier had expressed'himself, es being in favor of this, and promising the introduction of such a bill. This bill was, however, withdrawn, and the miners would now be compellad to wait another year at least, and this in spite of the .act that the petition was signed by miners, farmers and artisans of all kinds. In fact it was only the mine-owners and operators that did not sign it. I Mr. Sherman then asked that during discus.sions the delegates t-cfrain from anything savoring of personal attacks,' and keep in mind the fact that upon their shoulders rested a great deal of responsibility, as if no agreement were reached by April 1st a tie-up of alt the coal mitics would likely follow, withdisastrous results. He then closed, his remarks with the request that Mr. P. Patterson, the member of jhe International board, who with Delegates Stanley of Bonkhcad and Brooks of Leth -bridge, who had been appointed a committee to wait on the govern -^ ment at Edmooton and present their memorial, give their report. In response to this request Mr. Patterson stated that the committee had mot in Calgary, and pro -ceedod to Edmonton where they had been treated with the greatest of courtesy. They had met many memr bers with whom they had talked the matter over, and were introduced to j the house, but could not get nothing ' definite until after the investigation which had been promised by the government to the operators, as the government thought that it would not be fair to make any move without such investigation. It was on this account that the eight-hour bill was withdrawn. Regarding thia bill, it was stated that while nobody in the house was opposed to it, the government did not think it would be wise to introduce it from the floor at the present time. It would BO doubt be passed at the next session. Regarding the clause in respect to check-weighmen they had given no answer, but they had looked favorably on the powder question, and bad promised to carefully consider the run of the,mine clause. As to the semi-weekly payment clause, they hud stated that they did not want to copy the British Columbia laws, they vantcd to make the laws lor Alberta tKemselyes. Delegate Broohs also touched light ly on the eight-hour' bill. He said that there was no doubt it was introduced before ita time., The only hop* for the miners was to have repie^iitntlou in the house. When the operators had goneito Edmonton the bill bad been withdrawn. This would nut lw�rs bsen the case- if the miners had known of their intention in time, and in future they must see to it, thut their work was done more thoroughly. Mr. I'atterson also occupied ' the platform lor some time, and told of the strong fight that .had been put up for the semi-weekly pay-day. Delegate McXabb snid that the n^iners had gained absolutely noth -ing as a result of their trip to Edmonton, and he thought that the sooner they got into politics for themselves the better it would be for them. He also stated that the govern -ment hud told them that if the miners could produce the same argu -ments they had used as sworn evidence, there could bo no possible doubt of the passing of 'the billnext session. Thoy had been promised an investigation immediately toe present scs -sion closed. "Prevcntics" will promptly check a cold or the Orippe' when tAken early or at the "sneeze" stage. Pro -ventics cure seated colds as well. Preventics are little candy cold cure tgblcts, and hi. Shoop, Racine, Wis. will gladly mail you samples and a book oh Colds free, if you will vrite him. The samples prove their merit. Check early Colds with Preventics ans stop Pneumonia. Sold in 5c and 35c boxes by J. D. Higinbotham & Co. DR. DEVEBER'S SPEECH On a Biil ATTectinl Ubcr Jefore the Senate. In the debate in the Senate on Senator McMuUen's bill to prevent aliens directing the aflairs of Can adiau labor orgaaizations, Hon. Senator DoVeber spoke as follows: "I should like to preface the very ,cw remarks I intend to make on the subject with a statement to the effect that, could I deem It advisable, or could I see my way clear to support the Bill of the hon. gentleman from Wellington,. I would be a very happy man, indeed. There is something in it that appeals to mie. It contains a sentiment and expresses an idea thot should appeal to the patriotism of every Canadian, that is, that nil bodies-t would go farther titan the hon. gentleman from Wellington-that all bodies, corpor -ate or Incorporate, union or nonunion, should be thoroughly Canadian, a self-governing body thatwould not have to go outside of the Dominion for advice. But there are times when sent'lment must give way to calm reflection. Theee are occasions when patriotism even must give place to what may be'for the common good. Whilst � agree with the principle of the Di,l, I must oppose it because I tbink it is inopportune.. We have in Canada^ .to-day a^great many mutual berteflt"societies,'They ore not exactly the' same as unions, but very similar. ItTttsn they - were started in Canada, tliey originated chiefly from bodies in the United Status. As thi'y grew in .wealth and importance, it- became clear to them that it would bo advantageous to them to be self-governing in Canada, and have Canadian Jurisdiction. Amicable arrangements were made. There was not a discordant note, and tho funds Hero distributed fairly. Now if this had been done by legislation, by ~ some drastic measure, would there not havebeen so.-ne discordant note? I leel sure therewould I think thut the laboring classes have brains as well as we have our-solves and it woulJ soon come to them thut it would be more aavsn-tagcous to be self-governing than to be governed from abroad, and I do not think that the time is very far distant when foreign^.interference will be no longer tolerated. The strike game is a very peculiar o|ie. I have played a good many, kind of garaeSj and have come across'a good many, but this is the only one I have seen where nobody wins and eveiybody loses. The capitalist loses the interest on tne capital invested and which it should hiave earned. The labourer loses the wages he should have earned. The people-of the community in which the industry is situated lose that part of the fwages which would bava'^ been expended in that town, and'the general public of the provinrns of Alberta and Sas. katchewun, who relied upon the mines ol Lethbridge for their coal supply, were, owing to the strike in those- mines, put to great inconvenience, and in many coses I believe lives have been seriously endangered. The-question is bow" to put a stop to those strikes. Now, coming from> a towii whoj3> iBis strike occurred and having experienced a strike there once before, tbiave probably taken as much interest in the matter as anybody in Canada.-'! have studied the question very fully and havecome to tho conclusion tbat there is only one possible way to stop strikes, and thut is by compulsory Sebitration and incorporation, of the unions. 1 might say that during last summor I h ave endeavorad. In a quiet way to braig capital and labour together, to see if it ^ora not possible for them to' meet, upon a common ground and unite in an eSort to have laws placed upon the statute book that would be not only a simple solution of the question biit provide a tribunal that would glvo a Just, equitable and fair decision on every question arising between .the labourer and his employer, and then put a stop to sucn strikes forever. I do not feel that I could give informa-tion on that subject at the present time. The conversations that took place betvoen myself and others were somewhat of a^seml-privato and personal nature, and' for-.ths Brsssnt-.. I First Wedding Present -not a trinket, but the most necessary article in the new home-a hag of PURiry rcouR Choicest Bread Flour hi the world. Milled by the latest impirpved process from the flneet Western Canada Hard Wheat Makes Best Bread With Least Trouble Sold Evsrywbssn la tkm Grant Doalalen wnriRN oAiMDA rLoua milm eo.. Limited Mine n Winnlnec Oosknoh ami Brandoa do not feel that I should put thcmi before the bouse, but I can say that 1 have teen more than pleated with th(B advance I have made, and if nothing turns up to prevent it, I think I see my way clear to legis -lation that will put a stop to these strikes. Womust remember that tho matter of presenting strikes by legislation does not lie in Ottawa; it is a purely provincial nuttter. There is a BilT before the House of Commons at present, introduced by Mr. Lemieux, that goes as far as this parliament can go in the matter. The rest must be purely provincial. What I fear about this bill introduced by my hon. friend from Wellington, is that it may create suflVcient irritation to render all the efforts I have made during the'post summer negative. Big Grain Out^put. fairville. Sept. 30,1903 Minard's Untaumt Co.. Limited. l>3ar 8irs,--iW0 wish to inform you that we consider .your MINABI^S LIXIM'ENT a very superior article, and we use it os- a sure relief for sore throat and chest. When I tell you I would not be without it if the price was pns dollar a, bottle, I mean it. Yours truly. ClfAS. F. Twtas MINARD'S LINWENT C6U)�. STC. CURES Kegina, Seek., Teb. 23.-Saskatchewan last year prooucod 63,052,210 bushels of grain against 46,647,464 bushels in leoo and 27.525,373 in 1001, or a grain of- very considerable over 100 per cent, in 3 years. This is the information which the department of "agriculture will give ofUcially to the world In a few days in their final bullotin on the coop of 1�08 a forecast of which President Hopkins announced to the Grain Growers' convention on Wednesday in so far; as wheat was concerned. Through the courtesy of the Ilon.: Mr. Motherwell the Leader learns that the grain crop of the province last year consisted of 37,040,098 ; bushels of wheat: 2a,065,52i� bush -els^ of oats; 1,316,415 bushels of barl(y; 710.689 bushels of flax; and 10,480 bushels of spelts. In 1905 the figures wore: Wheat 26,107,386 . bushels; oats.; 10,318,055 bushels; I barley'893,396 bushels; flax 398,399 ^ bUNhuls; and spelts 85,828 bushels. I Inasmuch ns the average yield per acre last year wosnot as high as In 190S, although higher thaiii the year ly average for the' past^ nine years, during^ which records have been kept the figures demonstrate all the more ! forcibly the tremendous raeo atwhich the fertlls virgin prairie lands of tho [province are being brought under cultivation. The area sown in wheat last year was-lnersnssd bsr MO.MS ocrss; oats by 889,987; barley by 20,619; and' flax by 60,690, the latter being an increase of 300 per cent. Out of the total area of 78,048,960 acres In. districts, wholly or partially under, sutllemcnt. only 3,501,347 aereS-were under crop last year whieh was* an increase of 860,684 acres ';Ovor. 1005. The number of grain:.-farmr Increased from 18,103 in 1908 ^to-30,289 in 1906. The average'' acM. under crop per farm was 8,357> acMS' as compared with 9,05? acres 'in 10057 I'ho number of threshers itpii' ployed . Increased from 1,104 to 1.- 947. .fli The statenlont taken as a .whole; reveals a healthy condition of steady, and ever increasing growth In tii# baimer Industry of the province, i:. nEDUCEb RATES TOR THE^EfESb' GRAIX FAIR AND PbULTJ^r SHOW, GDMONTON, MAROH' 6th, 7th AND 8tb. ' Persons wishing to attend the I^rp-vincial Fair or the exhibition of ^hs Alberta Poultry and Fat Stock AiK sociation and Convention should pur chase single first-class tickets to Ed* monton. securing from the agent or conductor on train if no station agent, a standard certificate of pur> chose ol ticket to present to ths Secretary at Edmonton for signs -ture. This will entitle the holder to . one third return rate, or fros If oM hundred- ttsfcsts prsssntsd4 '.' ;