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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 9, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBR1DGE, SATURDAY, MAY I, 1113. The World of Labor BO Let brotherly love continue. Just fancy, ye laboring men, a drug gist who has 'kept open after U o'clock for many mcons, and all he can bring forward in the way of an excuse for selling other than drugs is that an ''old man from England had bought some picture post cards to be used to advertise the city." 1 wonder when the next old man from England will hobble along in wiirhinir hour of nltrht to nur- chase post' to advertise vucuiit and nolilied cay. And, in the meantime, where minion is our Hoard of Trade, who arc look- ing alter this business in a more workmanlike manner than all the post gathered together in the city could accomplish interview with lhe druggists, and like .Mr. Baldry, 1 am sure they will be good nalured enough to sell only drugs after G p.m. The Alberta Executive of lhe Trades and Labor Congress of Cana- da have -sent the following communi- cation to the Winnipeg ing lo the fact that John F. Leheney has made himself a member ol ih ecutivc of the Trades mul Labor L'on- Anarchisi persuasion the Alberta Ex have declared his seal as vice- the Do Iv..- action am its yours, Albert J. Ilcaley, Secretary. This excuse is loo thiu. Have an- other try. Again, lhe doctors have u large practice, and desire, their me- dicines put up. Now, 1 put it to any of the drug store merchants in the It will be iviiiemip F. J-eheney was in months ago with the .loh this city som intention forming a local Socialist 1'nrty. small branch was the outcome but has recently uuled away. 1 am a c p. m and take an active interest in labor from lhe standpoint of the laborer. There are hundreds, I might say, thousands, of union labor men and women in this district, and it will be gratification lo every merchant in il-fthbridjje to know that in a very time he may display in his i store a clerks' union card saying that when tasted are tough and flavorless. reliable. Also. Mr. Eckstorm adver-j of ,t is eatcu, the remainder Used in the Hotel World, Chicago, gowi to tht. The same oc- otlering from to per month t.urs wilh nml for white cooks. Mr. Eckstorm must' pai-iJlg when not carefully hand- have a-very high opinion of ihe at- not t-ooked, adds tractivene.ss of this town, where a Very U) lciisen lhe jirofit.s in married man with a family has to concerns. Vegetables (so ex- pay nearly double the cost for hore) .vlv vcry oftcn the worst upkeep of his house than he. would in handled of anything in ihese housed nil his belong to a thoroughly Chicago. And as Mr. point- j vvhere the C0uk has U) 1-eiK'iicial organization and that he is >1 out in a letter in these columns aU Trude.s. of being cleaned, work hand in hand lh" 25lh April, ihe dillerence in amj most Jmule of what is good, are to and it will wages paid in Chicago. Therefore it' in many instances shorn to the core, distinguish between a drug store and a general merchant. They are minia- ture Marshall Fields. Mention of this name, draws my of labor, attention to a question put to Aid. Ivt-s after he had distinctly stated that if drug stores kept open they the labor brotherhood. not le very till the merchant would mean a total loss to the par- j and ull thrown iuto will insisi on his help taking Wed- leaving Chicago of a hundred swill wm-cn with tl littlo nesday afternoon as a holiday to be ceilt- JIr- wages be nuule KOOll Tftkc po_ honestly spent, in preparation for in hirgcr towns in the States carrot.Sr turnips, parsnips and hanl.r and more attentive work to which T think comparative with! onjons. at the tremendous follow at lhe end oi the week. A smail towu- 3i-v has, lhose if (ione -n ft huny Then again, 1 would like to point Montreal to Winnipeg 'store is never properly managed till j the employer and employee arc work- ing lotrethiT on a sound basis for each others' profit. The clerks up had lhe power to sell all the goods! out that in all hotels in London, touching all tho important cities Eng.. Edinburgh and Clasgow, Scot- j there. Wages are much higher there, .ialul cooks enter their ap- T-ethbridge, May 7, 1908 ;To the Editor Labor World: they handle. Most of my readers Dear discoveries! whatever and appreciate tho way the J remarked before the hotel on lnc list has lo will Know that in the great store of inventions are making a total 1 employers have used them in the tors tho Ellsl ('an to thoroughly. Take as an exam- to lhe pres-nt have no grievance and HvinS Illlll'h but as prenticeship as youn- each it- Marshall Field there is a drug de- partment. Asked his opinion if this firm were to open such a stor? here, the Alderman states that they would have to close down nil but the drug shop after 0 p.m. Wherein lies the change in this every fifty year-1'. What would our forefathers think oi the many time saving machines. What would the old time merchants ihink if they could see the world to- day and the store blinds down at difference? Are not the majority of J6.30 p. m. sharp, giving lhe clerks local drug stores handling a miscel- and employers a few hours' recrea- laneous variety of other goods? I.tion before, bedtime. A change is' as should .say they are. And if the law1 good as a rent, and a little recrea- works in one case, what is to hibit it working in the other. pro- I hope the Retail Clerks Protective Association will successful m their lion mixed wilh eight or nine hours' work more than s the "clerks and employer a dividend. The inerch- Lethbridge, May 7. To the Editor Labor World: Dear April -1th there better wages, horn use of better since C01ning to this ness, and cheaper provisions. As of one comparison, town 1 1 and one tnke hotel proprie-' who have hired out as [tors in the north west of Alberta camp cooks. [n tne course of a year these men will strike a -town like and make themselves known as cooks. If there is a cook wanted, thoy take the job, with the result where the general upkeep and condi- tions arc tho saillt. as hcro. They to per cent, more in wag- ap- es than they do hore. pea red a letter from the labor lead- j Chinamen (as Mr. Haling pointed that when they s.-e the job is beyond er of this town, showing, lamely, how out) do all. tha dirty work, besides them, they get drunk and leave on a the hotel proprietors of Lothforidije cooking, all to the detriment of the did not, or would not, employ white cooking. Tha real live hotel or res- minute's notice. Hence tho reason for the name unreliable to be given When You Want Particular Printing Place YNT Work Wtt The Herald Job Dcprtnot Business men and others have every reason to patronize the Herald, where experience has taught them that the best in the art can be produced here, effec- tively and promptly. If you are not a patron of the Herald Job Department, let us estimate on your next work. cooks. 'One point particularly tnurant man knows from experience, to white cooks. Along comes the ants oi today are far seeing particu- my estimation) was a very poor ex- that it does not pay to under-pay thoroughly trained man, to be turn-j larly in Iv.'thbndgc and other pro- I cuse given, that white cooks were un- or under-staff his kitchen or dining ed down, and -told no, we tried white HERALD WANT ADS BRING SURPRISING RESULTS The Home City of the Daily Herald I NICE PLACE, ISN'T IT? ALWAYS ROOM FOR MORE ENTERPRISING CITIZENS The Daily Herald has a telegraph service equal to any paper published in Western Canada. Maintains special correspondents at all important points in the district and contains the announcements of representative city manufacturing firms, merchants and real estate firms. Subscribe far tfc lire Diily ww arf keep twefc wtt (Us pnptson ciy ;