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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 12, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald V 0 L I I LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. FRIDAY, MARCH I2> (Ml. NO. 77. MINERS WILL FORCE THEIR Refuse To Renew Agreement For Three Years Philadelphia, Pa., .March The anthracite miners have rejected the counter proposition of the operators lo renew the present agreement for three years. President Lewis was very much provoked today because the operators yesterday refused to receive him and his associates as officers of the Mine Workers Union, but merely as representatives of the cyal miners employer! in the mines owned by the former. Asked if he will make any other proposition to the operators in view of the rejection yesterday, -he said: "We -wall not qualify one of the- demands we have made but will in- sist that everything we ask shall be March The an- thracite mine workers and operators have locked horns. At this after- neon' session .the sub-committee of the Miners' Union will tell the sub- committee of the operators, that the negative answer they gave yesterday to the employers' proposition to renew their present agreement for three years CONSERVATIVES OPEN THEjCAMPAIGN Meeting Held In Oliver's Hall Last Night In the Interests Of W. C. Ives Buchanan and McNab Speak Government's Record and Policy Commended Good Crowd Attended The political campaign in the city may now be said to be fairly opened. Tine Conservatives called a meeting for last night and good crowd was out, Oliver's Hall being about full In response to the invitation extend ed by W. C. Ives, the Conservative candidate, W. A. Buchanan, the Lib eral candidate and Donald McNab the Labor candidate, were present addressed the meeting. Each speaker had a considerable following in the hall and was well received. The best of good feeling prevailed among the speakers and the audience. W. H. McLelland, the president of the Con- Cluv presided, in his usual able manner. Sir. Buchanan, who spoke first, briefly upheld the railway policy of he Rutherford Government, mention- ed "something- of the work that had been accomplished; especially by the operations, refuted the sec- ;ionar cry of North versus South and spoke of what the government had done for labor. The" Labor candidate ollowed dealing more particularly the labor problems. He the government credit for what it ad done for the wprkinginan and did seem, to find any fault with the administration at all... His point was hat .the laboring meii should be rep- esented and that he would be as able s any to look after the interests oi he city. As Mr, Ives rose to speak there was "tbe: representatives of the men wi sign will bo one recognizing 'their o gariization, and that it must be by them as members of the Unite Mine "Workers of America, Thoma L. Lewis, president of the union, the authority for this statement. Fron the trend that negotiations have taken it looks as if one side or the othe will have to recede from .its positio: or there will be a suspension of wor on "April 1st. THINKS MORANG'S BETTER Book Expert Gives Evidence Befor Commission Regina, March entire tim tmcnt. SOUTH WELL TREATED The speaker opposed to section divisions in the province but quoted the Hon. W. H.. Cashing to show that the charge that- Southern Albjerta was not getting a square deal was not based on facts. "Since January. 1st. 1906, until the end of the figures show that that the buildings in the north to of the work done eit the Parliament buildings, which is of a special character, the cost in the north; is and in the south "the latter being more than, twice that of the former. Even if the money expended on the parlia- ment buildings be taken into consid- eration the difference in favor of the north is only In the estimates .for the current year the public buildings to be put up in the south will be erected at an ex- penditure while the cor- responding expense" in the north will be This is of 'course again irrespective of the parliament build- ino-s, which as we have said is in a class by itself. C. ROAD.S AND BRIDGES We turn now to the construction of come before the electors asking for j quoted from another editorial in the reelection for his record .would bear, Herald which stated that the best a the closest scrutiny. 1 labor representative could do was to He' then gave a report' of nis work advise the government and if this ad- at Edmonton. He first learned the were not taken he had no influ- mode of then act to work encc- He Quoted from another and carriVSughVhis So private bills-The Gait Hospital Hill and Act amSdint thetharter of Lethbridge, oi no K c-.y. He thought insufficient considera tion had been given to' legislation. THE PUBLIC DOMAIN "If the people are to support gov ernment candidates" asked Mr. Ipes "what is the necessity of increasing the number af representatives from 25 to 41, at a cost .of a year more when twenty-five could, do th work as He did not (the Herald's remark regarding hi j denunciation of the land Question in stentorian tones very kind and staged that when the. government was they were satistied with the terms gi ven by the -Dominion goveramen" while in a year they were begging for better terms. This was a straight admission that the Conservatives who stood for the restoration of .the pub- lic domam were right. The time would come when Alberta would de- mand the public lands. the claim that very little royalty .is col- lected on coal lands, it is because the Dominion government does not en- force collection. Also there is nojth- ing like the amount of money collec- t-ed for local improvement m this dis- trict soent here. If the. proMnce controlled public do- honor ofwas nonor 01 being -first private "member -to- in- in last nights Herald where this stand was opposed and which i claimed that the. Alberta government government but opposition rates and a greater pro- troduce a public bill when he intro- -bi-weekly 'pay bill- Mr. Mc- Nab showed what .-a-'hardship 'it was .a member of the government. "They j are a happy, prosperous family, at! remarked the speaker, j JQ under the lash of dominion and patronage the question of provincial rights would never die. HIS .APPEAL iDpealing again to the audience, 4- 4-1 i ujoc for a laboring man to wait a month., Dut tjlev w-lse and recognize thejtii3 speaker oatd a tribute to C. A. of hositalit. So muc is I for his waxes. The government %vere the case in entire sympathy with the bill buti when he fought it back into the House 'better than the family. One of the he.had to collar both opposition and the government members to get a quo of hospitality. So much is I Mairrath M.P., whom he would fol- they treat guests i iow. had been so well treated that He wanted the biggest vote had ever been polled. That would get the eai- of the government. to join the He would continue to work for Leth- ciy that only government bridge ami Southern Alberta whether rum, it was lost as many members [Thus _ represented farming districts and were man could get patronage was denied the' Legislature or in his-office. iiTmrrmeirn.terl witVi fVm rmrlit.iorio If by thoSC who advanced it. The CTV unacquainted with the conditions. If by those who advanced it. The cry electe-i -the soeuker promised to intro- indefensible, and duce and fight Tor the bill at every no good sense. Lethbridge bad T _ l-.J T_ _