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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 22, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta TUK DAILY TUESDAY, MAT Board Trade Here Makes Effort to Settle the Strike Eo serious has the coal slrifce siiua-. cost of livlus lucrease. Seme tew iu ihe Albcru and southeastern Ilrllisti Columbia coal become i rites precipitated Iu some.of _____ _______ _ camps owing lo iho slowuess-ol lhat the Board ot Trade called au the investigation, but" the operators emergency liieetins; yrsienlay alter-j decided to prant tbe increase, tho noon to iry lo arrive at some means. greater proportion ol--which was paid tor bringing the utmost pressure to by -v- bear ou tbe miners, mine owners and tbe- government that Hie men soon be back at work and production once more under way. The was presided over by i'residem Mar- iioch, and alter reviewing the situa- tion H was decided lo send a sirens lo the president of iho IViu- Diueg lioaid of Trade as'sius him to organization threw and the men worked steadily umll March 3] si. On 31st, the agreeuieut un- der which Iho miners had been irork- Vog (or the last two years expired and U was necessary 'to sign a new agreement. In order to guard agaiust eessMlou pt >rork whcu tbe old agreement expired, representatives of the uilnecj and operators met In ____ ___ _ Calgary iu March la order lo Into au effort towards settle- idraw up iht terms of Ibe new asree- mem. BtiJ "im i- Tbe men an increase of situation up with at least a, doxeu per cent, in wages over wltat had representative throughout the boards ot irade r opin- ion may be aroused and au i settlement demanded. been jiald under the old agreement It was felt Bl the meeting thai both tides of the conlroveisy snould rc- member ite war situation which has .developed iu Cauada and with tbls iu view go imo conference with a de- termination to settle all differences in order thai tbe production of the country nrght not be tampered now when it Is so necessary tbat every man should be Moing his The of food prices was and H was admitted thai to a .certain extent tills was ihe cause of ilie trouble. However, it was pointed .out thai the ihioers are not ine_. only .class of men who are fiEblinf" tha problem of bleb, food prices today. The History of The Strike. It developed at the meeting; tbat thera Is but a hazy Idea ol the history of the present struggle beivraen ihe miners and the operators in the minds I of ibc people ol ihe west, and the Herald was asked to write a shon' history, setting forth the facts, Tbe first trouble beL-neeu the min- ers and ihe operators occurreil last August when, as a rerdll ot war bon- uses granted in. England and tu some of Ihe eastern fields, ihe executive officers is ere ask the mine operators of District No. IS lor a war bonus which would cover ihe iucreascd cost of thing. A tier some >weeks of nesoiialioas during which there were some of ihe mines but no general-strike, the op- eraiors conceded, an advance of -jier 'cent, in the wage schedule, to be 'considered as a war bonus. This was accepted By the miners, and work was resumed in all camper In December, when the cost of liv- ing started to go up the Ecsle by leaps ;and bounds, chiefly due lo the enor- mous increase in the price of wheat, "the Lethbridge local of Ihe miners 'union asked for a. waje increase of 2S per cent, or In Hen of that, an Inves- tigation by the Dominion government the increase in the cost jn Ibe camps of the district, the op- erators to srani such, increase as Miilgbt be-.ibilLealed OT the IpveMiga- lion- The operator? agreedT and F. E. of the department ot labor "Vas cammlsBioned to'make Uie in- res tuition. He dij so ses- sions at7 Calgary, Lethbrldge and Fer- result thai he found that :BD increase in wages ol cent., approsimtlelr, would make up for'the two years 350. The two war bonuses were disregarded. Had ibis been granted iiic men would have re- ceived ait iucrvase of 55 per cent, or oiahi per ceni. more than ihev had been receiving under the old agree- ment wilb the. HYO in addition. The operators, however. held that the demand was excessive. Negotiations dragged ulong and one camp after another weut on slrlke as a protest against the delay. Kin- ally towards the end of April, when even- ramp In tbe district but two was on strike, the commit I PC arrived at a decision to grant an Increase of la per cent, in waces over what had been under the old agreement signed two years ago. Other eon- cessions were made, principally iu re- ducing the working day'of 'outsido mea from ten lo nine hours. This agreement was submitted lo ihe men n a referendum vote taken on j'.h. It was orerwhelmlnEly defeated by more tban two to one, anj on Mon- day a general strike of the district was called. The olficers of the miners' union have now soue to the operators with a demand for 30 per cCM. Increase over the schedule of ihe old and ihe demand tbat-the new agreement shall expire In Aug- ust. 191S. Tbe operators refused to ireal furiber with Ibe anil both sides nave appealed to Ibe Do- minion EOT e rum en i to settle tbe trouble, Hon. Robert Rogers has been dispatched to Ihe west lo do and will arrive in Calgary tomorrow morning to meet representatives of both sides, Rogen Did Not Arrive. Calgary, MET Robert Rogers, who is on his way to Calgar> in connection with Ihe coal strike did not arrive tbis morning as was ralhsr expected. The miners' com mittee is assembled here lo meet the'minister, and it is thought he may arrive from Winnipeg on the after- noon, train tho'uth no definite word has been received. In the meantime Ihere are no developments in UIB' jijtuatlOD. HOW DO YOU KNOW old aon fntm TSIt 1> InnrilileT cured ot OI SJM Lnm cf Sllnr Like, Ohfon, wrHM: "Hj lithtr 'flneloped m im n hli lice whlci and painful. Ined ronniles. Bad trtl doctor! ittuded llm, tnl mm lot no lie tie cralj tape of ciriif WM operation. towerer, tkai he irouH irjl 'Cren ifttr lie Irit few appll- ot thli he relief. Gndumll; 4, iDlftminalloB vmi act, iwtlllig Unf- nd Ine sore iDn Zu-Bgk ta (oe4 for rtnswonn, blood Miaraln. ,W4 1m, tins, luIJs tat All itorw, or Co., Torenti, AN ran Sast, illy ic tlon ol more than ordinary Inleresl i being tried in the lier licfore Sir. Justice Laiuont, whereb His Jiajeslj The Kiog, acting [or benefit of Fred C. Reum, of Deborah Iowa, is suing John Rutherford, Elier of. Ihe. judicial district ot Moos Jaw, the Employers Liability compan limited of London, .England, an Francis'Joseph Vollmer, deputy sber Iff. There was a great array ol counse on.the case, George E." Taylor K.U and Lester McTeegart appearing fo Ehfrjlf nutberford; W. G. Hoss fo Deputy Sheriff Vollmer; Mr. for tlie Employsrfi Llahlltly compan and H. for tlie plalnllK. Tbe action Ii brought .under th Court Olflclaii Acl ot FaE'talcliewa the plaintiff.claiming damages In 111 sum ol, together with Inle est from Dec ember 31 1513, at th rate-of 5 per cenL an the result c the 'sheriffs alleged failure to rene an execution against tbe lands of 111 JIcElhinney Co., Ltd. The -Liability company are th makers oi a bond dated July 23. 131 guaranteeing' [he performance I Sheriff Rutherford and Deputy she Iff Vollmer of their respective dull and Indemnifying the plaintiff again damage vrhich mlghl siiMnlncd In 'consequence o( an neRlecL default Or oiniEglon cnmml ed by sheriff.or, his assistant. MONUMENTS iHeadfttonefl id .Crosses of every. I description ;'TTnadc to JttT OUR JJWCM AND OUR WORK YOU j til Wfrb 'Holds 3 Ibs. syrup when empty use for preserved, pure, wholesome tibk syrup, with (he delightful AIM sold i. 2, M potrn Mlaiicho Wllcox and an all-star caste. A.large chorus, consisting of .girls 'wlio can sing and dance Is carried. Llllle Ivy Cooper, known af> tnc'Ifl'sh p[ the awcctcBt; singers known lo thcairlcals -atidjilic has Vaused :a sensation In "every, town -In ivhtch she has been t Tickets on sale al the Asslnlbola Muslcj Store., There will be a special. n'ialinco-oh; Victoria Day 1 LAST TIMES TONIGHT PARAMOUNT- PRESENTS aiAitiE in "LOST. WON" In FlVS Acts A Thrilling1 Story of.1 the Results of a Bet'anil a Crooked Bank Also Latfit War G a Wile and Screaming Comtdy, L THURSDAY JESSE L. LASKY PRESENTS- Anita King luirt in "THK FETTEir A Gripping Story of the .Far West Fivs ORP H EU TODAY HARRIS AND PHOY'S MUSICAL COMEDY COMPANY PRESENTING Widow1' i'i-' SCREAM FROM START TO FINISH Njght Children 10c; Maiinee1 rrrces. Prices: c ,35c ..Children 25c; Adul 5pe I holh he and the orced Into fighting professor are iluel which brings abom one of the- most clfnlaseg [magfnable. The progrftmrne Includes and Mih, It can be presumed thai BIG HOLIDAY MATINEE THURB. Wed. May 23 24 something of tbe ordinary has I come pur way. Thla allractlon bes literally "burn-] cd ,up -the roid." Audiences have j been moved to the holghL of enlhus- I! you wmi health you ran have it, by heeding Nature's laws. Keep the stomach strong, the liver active, the blood pure, and the bowels regular, and you will seldom be ill. Take good care of these at the first sign of anything take Beecham's Fills. you certainly need the help and relief of this" world', famed remedy, to keep the body in health; Thty quickly establish hor-. mal conditions, so tbe organs perform their functions'': as Nature 6therrfernedy will so'surely strengllien the. system, stimulate the liver, regulate the bowels and quickly improve the general health'as THE-WHlRLV, GIRLY, SYNCOPATED MUSICAL Little Miss Innocence iWITH AN ALL-STAR CAST CHARLES BLANCHE'WILCOX, PALMER MINES, IVY COOPER, OEp. TETTERS, MARJORIE BUSH, TOM FIND- LAY AND THE UNEQUALLED DANCING SINGING CHORUS ONE YEAR U4 NEW YORK. FIVE MONTHS IN PRICES: 25c, 50c, 75c, WM (No Hlghitr) KolKay Matlntt and 25c All Stall ii Aisfnlbola Muifc Store, 6th Sireet 3, feXTKA Sl'E.CIAL ATTRACTION IIHUfRl-SM, MIY25S2G L. LASKY PRESENTS THE ADORABLE GERALD F A R R A R in CECtL DE MILLE'S CINEMA MASTERPIECE f jjQAN THE WOMAN" ''i COLOSSAL PHOTODRAMATIC SENSATION BY OWN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 'MM, FOR "JOAN, THE ..WOMAN" OPENS THURSDAY AT MUSIC STORE RMPRESQ TONIGHT riVE ACTS v LAST TIMF.S Ah THE GREAT, FAVORITE POPULAR Mme.Petrova in the "Eternal a.tcreafflingly funny pcature Cornedyi "Good