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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 4, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta MClarVs i i Kootenay Steel Range is ventilated Kootenay London ^Toronto- Montreal Winnipc^^Vancouvcr*Sr.JohrvN A ALL MINERS OUT Serious State of Affairs in the Crow's Nest Mines. Kornlo, B. C, Sept. 20,-The miners �(. Michel went, ottfc-on strike today, on Instructions from district president Sherman, who bus issu.-d the following' notice: "To whom It may cuihvin-� All workmen arc ivquorlod to aw work and stay away from, the nutes �n�l coke ovens operated by the C.N.! Coal Co., Ht Coal Crook, 1-Vrnio and Michel. Firemen ard engineers ,wv requested to continue work until further notice. (Sgd.) F. II. Shornuu. president district No. 18. WM.W. u. A." From the Kernio t.odgcr. BROD1E & STAFFORD SOLE AGENTS To the Mlnes,- workmon nt Coal Ci-ek Gentlemen- I the Mt\ flrlmaion FRED. ROONEY, - PROP. GOOD ACCOMMODA DON FOR THE TRAVELING PUBLIC KXCELLENT CUISINE BATHS HOT AND COLD WATER RATES ,$1.50 A DAY ILETH BRIDGE - ALBERTA | I iiiii of the opinion thnt there should be an answer given to the clr cular sent out l>y our manager, Mr Lindsey, not cmly to put YOC to understand the position �� it is, hut to disabuse the minds of any of the public of any wrong Impression that this circular 1ms, or may have given to them. Hence the following lines: I am not a man (In the first phuvi that, having dealings \\ avoided, viz., currying o',t the agreement to its very letter, and not take udvantugc of any technicalities whereby ha might ga-n, "r ROYAL * HOTELf TABER, ALTA. Irvine & Lemon, - Proprietors | Rates $1.50 ant $2.00 per Bay there were only ill signatures, but I it has been since used, until there' are .12-1 and over signed, anil the men that sign are Ignorant of what they are signing, because some have been questioned on this point, and they say they don't know what they Mign, thinking they were signing lor their lamps, as is done In many instances In the Old Country. 1 have my idea on this,. that It will be uavd against any legislation that may be brought before the Mouse during the next session regarding the payment of wages fortnightly or weekly. Of course this book will be produced us signalures ngiilnst such legislation. Now, is this not w violation of the agreement? I say It is, ami when an agreement Is violated by ono party, I tako it that the other party is at liberty to do ns It chooses, and the stopping of our men to work Is not a violation, as explained in his circular. And this circular Is very misleading to the minds of the public, by  rytng to persuade them that these articles and letters were not put before our men. 1 may say that let tors that are XEVEU received from the Company are never read at our meetings, but every communication thnt is received Is rettd before our men and thoroughly discussed, end if .Mr. Lindsey Is as faithful In Ibis to his Company as the officers (. , Then vuguin. this circular flutes ! that the Compuny has had no npi'or-tunity to meet the District KMcer." On this question. This is . ui  t >, '�e-1 cause on the ">th of :hl-t tnonlii, I President Sherman and N'ulio'i.tl ' Hoard Memlier Sharpe and imvs?.'i', ! had an interview with Mr. Lindsey | and Mr. Drlnnan on the question cf i men withdrawing from the I'nton. | und the question was to no nnsw r-I od in writing and sent to Mr. Shor-! man, and I nm given to um(er�tan>l 1 It had not been received l�> Presi -dent Sherman up till the 13lh. e'd with a brunch of fnHIb which we deny. We understand you have locked out your men and desire to punish them; the issue is clear. You claim nn Indemnity from our people; you will get none. I)o you desire a resumption of operations at Coal Creek? It so let bygones bo bygones. If not, say ko. Awaiting a prompt reply, NEW CROP REPORT i OR. P. W. TOILER Yours truly, (.Signed) F. II. SHERMAN, President, District No. :S tJ. M. W. of A. For This District Has Been Issued by the Department. I don't think he has yet recoiled st j 0n which they ore to be paid think he might gain, for his com - pmiy the least advantage, never , butthe copy which was sent tj this, nothing more than effect new 38th September, 190)1 Frank it. Sherman, Esq., President District No. 18, O. M. W. of A. Fernlo, U. C. Deur Sir,-I have your letter of Sept. 28th. lleforo answering your questions I must refute the statements made by you in the early part of your letter. The question of tho rate of wa^es to be paid the Blacksmiths was a minor question, ultimately settled under Article 3, thero being only a few dollars Involved. This came up at the same time ns the McGI-ity question. You yourself told mo their striking on this point was wrong without first disposing of the matter tinder Article 2 of the agreement and that you were forced to call them out, preferring ns I *aid in another letter, to act against ! your proper judgment in doing so. The payment of the men by cheque instead of by currency involves tIAs amount of extra effort on the part of the men; they ure handed a cheque at one wicket and two feet away get their money at another. The new agreement which we have asked the men to sign ns to the d.ij doi*s oin- PUEE BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS SAMPLE ROOMS IN ) CONNECTION COOLAND REFRESH1NG Rowftt't Lemon Squath, Rower* Lime Juice Cordial, Rowat't Raspberry Vinegar, Caley'e Fruit Drinks, Lorimcr's Lemonade Crystals, _All Good and Wholesome SHERLOCK, FREEMAN & CO TELEPHONE 21 N\o.^A)AOAolulo.o.o,OAOTo.oToro:oTo',o' I WESTERN I WAREHOUSE & TRANSFER CO. w. Railroad Transferring, Dray-ing and General Delivering. Coal Delivered Promptly, v HAY, OATS, SAND AND 8TONE FOR SALE AGENTS FOR * McCortnick&Cockshutt  Machinery V Webber and Adams Wagons v ; Canada Carriage Co.'s g Buggies. Etc. J. Jr. RODGERS 'Phone 63. Manager Synopsis Or Canadian North-West. HOMESTEAD REGULATIONS. i MY (ten numbered section o Dominion Atbarta aiceptlnf ( �nl jn, not re�er�rO, mar a* eoneateaded by �nf person woo I* in-o  hetd or t Umlljr, or ��r male orer 18 retm of to the (xteiu of one quarter lection of 100 aero* more or lee*. Eo'ry mu�l be made pcraonall; at the local land offte for tbe district In wblcb tbe land la attuatf. Tbe homesteader la required to perform tbe condltioaa connected iberewltb under one ot toe following, plana.: I, At Kilt ata montba' reeldence upon and cultlvatl >n ot tbe land In eacb rear for J ibrae yean. 3. If ibefaiber(urnother, If tbe father la decease J) of tbe home leader ri sides upon a farm In the rlelnltj of tbe land entered for tbe requlrcucQta as to realdence m�f be satisfied bj auch perann residing wltb tbe farter or aotber. 3. If tt.e settler haabtsveTinanani residence upon farmlnc land owned bjr blm In ibe vicinity ot bis homestead, the requtrcneuL as to residence mar be satisfied by reUdence upon tbe aatd land. Six monba' notice In writing should be given to the Oommlasloner of Dominion Land* at Ottawa or intention to apply for patent. W. W. OORV. DcpniT of tbe Mlnuicr of the Interior. thinking of the pressure thnt is put : upon the poor workman. I I may say.' thnt hud it not !� troiiMe every tnotith Rince thiH agrivment rutne into mnv Yon may ask the reason uhy? I v. ill tell yon. This agreement is broken almost monthly in one mine or i n-other, but the place that I want to bring before yon Ss here, in referewv to the Ni)rning of the check ort'. li was a eommon nnderstaiifbiiK that each person Nhotilil sign the agree inent, because it would make it mon-I binding for every rH'rs"n to si^n j When I refer to the check-off. I mean :a part, or an article of th,, agreement, so if one article of this afr.v-nient is broken, il being like th ten | eonimandments. ih>> whole is i.rokei. I N'oiv we huve a book tb.it i-ach man 1 had to sign with the whole a^re' j nient pasted in it und" pasted by i company und also furnisheil by thei:. and if it was not the common under-Htar. was the signing of thih book by every person avoided (for il was tie' Idea at the first to have an id'e day so that we could get everybody lo sign, but it was a thought from the workmen's side thnt it could lie don icithout losing any time, and I have wished many times since it WAS taken, and this \n what we get for trying to further tho interests of ih. j Compunyi, but was refused by some' of tho fire bosses -to sign; that is. , some of the meanest of them". Then I tomes, the machinists refusing loj sign, ami of course it w�s never ; pressed by ns, thinking it was letter to let them come in than to press and the part tho company is no.i playing, puts tho cup on the uh dc of it. Local was given him to read. ;Itese j ployees of this Company with notice are simple, plain facts. J of a custom as to the day of pay- l don't wish to force the foregoing j inent which hus prevailed in ihls upon the public mind, but only u�k j camp ever since it has been In esm- tonco. I only for fair judgment on our actions. I, we ui-e to blame for any wrot.g we will be men enough to lienr it, und not shirk the responsibility. 1 am yours, on behalf of Olad -stone Local I nion 2.'IH, V. M. W "f A. TUOS. HlOtiS. Secretary. COPY OF GKXKUAL CLAfSK. TRY AN Electric Massage Or Shampoo AT THE Hotel Lethbridge Barber Shop Moat Up-to-dato in town PBIE8T propbi1stor SAVE MONEY NOW - . I can soil you lots now in The following is a copy of a clause drawn up by Mr. Lindsey at the request of the union, and inserted at the end of the formal agreement, and after which came the sig natures of the men. "We. the undersigned employees ol your company hereby each for himself executes the foregoing annexed contract, ami e.ulhorizes the Crow's Nest I'ass Company. Limited, to deduct from his wages each monthsmb sum. or sums, for dues, assessments, lines and initiation fees as may be designated to tho company in writ ing from' time to time by the law-Hilly authorised officers of the United Mine Workers of America, ami to pay over such sum or sums to tho secretary of the local union of the I nited Mine Workers of America, f�.r and on behalf of the United Mine Uorke-s of America, in accordance with a certain agreement entered in to on the 23rd day of May. IOO.'i. between the company and the nv?n." SliEltMAX SAYS THOUIILK COCLl) HAVE BEEN J AVOIDED. I Mr. Sherman states that he had tei|uested Mr. Lindsey to haw his olbciuls state to tho non-union m�m that they ure expected not to cause iin.v trouble, ns other managements 1 have done, and that if this simple mention these matters to clear the record in caae this correspondence should have to !x� referred to in the future. You tuate that wc have now lock, cd our men out and desire to punisii thetn. We huve no desire to punish i our men. If they had been told ot MAXAOEH'S | the undertakings given by you and Mr. Uiggs and Xntionnl Hoard Member Jones at our conference th.it there would lie no discrimination a-gainst non-union men, the men i.t Conl Creek would never have responded to a call to go out on strike rather than work with non-union men? If so that wilt go a long distance towards clearing the ground for a favorable ronslderation of any request preferred on Uriiulf of th. men to go back to work. Yours truly. O. O. S. LIXDSEY. The Department of Agriculture has complied w'.th the Hoard of Tr.itie n request and published a sped il I ol-letln dealing with the crops in the LolhbHdge district. The Imlleti.i roads: It is stated that Iho figures givun In Crop Hulletlii No. it for District No. cl,-Lethbridge, Itnytnond tuid Stirling Districts,-do not represent the actual acreage under crop nor tho prospective yield, and this diip-plement is therefore Issued to re  move any false Impressions which may have l>een created. It Is not In the Interests of the Department either to under or overestimate the probuhle yields In any district, and from the reports received from local Crop Correspon � dents the departmental estimate was perfectly justified: the results being tabulated in exactly the sunv manner as those for every other dls-. trlct. The returns this year were all made on a percentage basis and compared with the actual yields obtained from theithreshing operations of 1005 for tho whole district. Jt will thus be readily seen,that In districts where only a small area was under, cultivation last year It Is probable that the acreage increase, and therefore tho total yield, will be j" slightly underestimated. One or two Crop Correspondents appointed for this district did not make any te-. turns or their returns w-ero not re- j reived In time to Ijo tabulated. The work being entirely new to the nui-1 jorlty of thetn. some did not report 1 as accurately as they probably will do when further experience is gain -ed, and the reported |>ercentage of "the condition of the crops compir-od with those of last ,vvur nt the same date" was not so high us circumstances apparently called for. The Lethbridge Hoard of Trade appointed a committee to ascertain the probable acreage and yield, und the Honourable tho Minister of I Agriculture having since been through the district hus been pleased to aulh- i orlze the publication of the follow-j ing extract from the report prepared by that Committee: PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON LETHBRIDGE Office-Over Oil's Barber Shop, tluuta- 11 -.(Ml u> Irani noon; S:00 te ftiOO p. m.; 7:0(1 if 8.80 p. tn. Office Night Hell atiU Telephone W. �j. SIMMONS Advocate, Btftrister, Etc OFFICE, - - HOl'TrMM) IH.OCK Money to Lend on Town and Farm Property OR. G. G. GRAG6 PHYSICIAN AKD SURGEON Offlee-Over Hit.'ufcathsni'a Drug Store PHONE OMioe 12b '�' Houee 94 Drs. Mewburn & Galbraith Phytlclant Suttcont, Accouchcit Office-Kctlpath St. cor. Uuntett. Hours-Before \) a.m., 2 li p.m., 7-8 p. in. 8midaya-2.1l0 to 1180 : p. m. Teluphonea 41 and u'A. : P. H. Mkwburn W.S.Qalbbaitm M. D. C. M. M. D. 0. M. Drs. DcVcbcr & Campbell Physicians find Surgeoni Officos-Ott block. 'Phone 143. DR. B. JACKSON DBNTI8T Graduate Northwestern University Dental School, Chicago. Office- Ott Block. Drs. McClui'tf & Stewart Sl'HOKOX DKST18TK Office .1. D. Hininbotham's new block. Office Hotirs^-0 a.m. to 12 n. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. On behalf of the Committee np -pointed by the Hoard of Trade *.o procure information ns to the proper crop conditions in this district, we !>og to report that we have gathered the following reliuhle information: ' prob- J. E. ALLEN ' Architect and Superintendent i i RAYMOND - - ALBERTA. A. W. McVittie Dominion Land Surveyor Will devote his entire time during the summer to layinft out oev , townsitcB. Contract pi'icce m application. Spring wheat-11,000 acrosi able crop, 8rt4.O0O bushels. Winter wheat-1.000 acres probable j j^-Offim nt the Coaldale Hotel, Lethbridge. General Manager. Stanslead Junction. 12th August. 1H0:I. MESSUS. C. C. HlCILVlWS & CO. Gentlemen.-1 (ell from the bridge leading from a platform to a loaded car while assisting my men in ' n-loading a load of grain. Tho orld.^e went down as well as the load on my hack and ,1 struck on the ends ol the sleepers causing a serious Injur,-to my leg. Only for Its being very fleshy would have broken it. In un hour 1 could not walk a step. Commenced using M1NA11DS LtXIMJOXT and the third day went to Mon -trca) on business and got ubout well by the u�v of a cane. In ten days was nearly well. 1 can sinc--�vlv recommend it as the best Liniment thnt I know of in use. Wo have protested to the Company that men having signed tho checkoff, or agreement, once had signed ! for tho life of sumo, but what do \ wo find? Tho Company is letting! those signed withdraw from the � j greement, thereby breaking same. I Yet wo arc made to 'beliove by th'r I circular that it Is tho Company alone | circular that it is iho compauv  I me that has kept tho agreement in tuft And in referenco tot-he ,i,'j' ivi--s. it is plain to be seen that >t wis a barefaced violation of the .'ijjro-ment and our men would not stand such high-handed robbery, and stopped work, and here in this case tho men wanted to show that they would n-it bo played with, as tho Company or its management thought. And again 1 Mr. l.indsoy never mentioned the fart Tabor for $100, that will lie] that this agreement was violated by statement had been made no trouble would have arisen. The strike has not extended to Michel, nor will It If the trouble heie cun be amicably settled. Yours truly, C. U. UOllDOX. crop, 110.000 bushels. Oats-12,000 acres probable crop 1S0.0OO bushels. Barley--1,000 acres probable cru| 30,000 bushels. Klax-100 acres probable crop. .*e below the actual yield. T. M. EVANS. (Sgd.) T. E. l'ATTESOX, V. II. 11AHXES. For the Committee. No estimate was made on tho prolwble yields of flax, rye. or spelt/, �(see letter of transmittal in Bullet in No. 3). Optimistic predictions I es i-ek great confidence in a district, i.nd while tho Department regren, that anything detrimental to th,. fair name of this district shout I iave l>een published under its uuspic.-s, j'et in fairness to tho generul �.ib!ir to other districts, and to this . ANDIES K AKES I D EST READ UNS City Bakery r.C. Coohe. Prop. thetn introducing the payment by i heck system, when it was put into the agreement. "That all customs that prevailed at Coal Creek mines should lie us heretofore." und yet we find lots of changes of customs since that data. And again; all new mon who start to work nt those minoN have to sign an agreement now that they employ with the f.'row'fi Nest i'ass Coal Co. at a certain v age, und have promised that they will not raise their wages until the fifteenth, providing the fifteenth conies on a Saturday, or the first Saturday aftor tho fifteenth This is an Introduction of now cu* loms, and has boon protested against by our President, who .vas promised by tbo management, that they would not bo further used, when General Manager C.X.P. Coal Co. Dear Sir,-In reply to' your last letter dated Sept. 26th, I Wish to point out that you should be the last person to speak of a breach of faith or contract. Your Company deliberately broke all solonm assur -unci's, pledges und contracts when you refused to pay tho schodulo of wage.s to the blacksmiths und miners of Coal Creek In June and July, of 100.1. and only did so after a' three da'vs strike of all your employees in August, lOO.V . Wo had ypur solemn pledge and assurance that all old customs' pertaining to your emp.oyees should remain during tho lifo of tho agree -rncnt. Against our emphatic protest ,\ou changed tho method of payintut of wages to your employees, and also introduced an agreement foreign entirely to the one wo riignod and agreed to work undor, and compelled all men to sign who desired employment by your Company. While oro-fessing friendship for our Union you have doliboratoly uphold thoso who doslred to bring disruption in our ranks. Now when wo havo given yon the opportunity of choosing hotwoen us, you Issue pamphlets charging us HAVMOND LADY DEAD. Demise of Mrs. Knight, Wife of Ituy-mond Knight. (Haymoud Chronicle). , George Rogers LUMBER The Old Reliable Yanl North of Freight Shed Widest hice Highest Grades Lowest Prices -YARDS AT- LETHBRIDGE, RAYMOND, STIRLING TABOR. It Will Pay You To See Our Last Saturday a telegram was received announcing the serious Illness of Mrs. Kay. Knight urging her husband to come immediately. Mr. Knight had already left on the morning train and the telegram was forwarded to him at Shelby. Then on Monday came tho sad news that Mrs Knight had passed away her death I yields, occurring before her husband reached her bed side. Mrs. Knight hus been la 111 health for some years andwhile I he news of her demise came as a shock; it was not unexpected u�  though when she left Raymond u-bout the first of tho month who appeared to be in hor usual he.ilt.i. Besides her husband Mrs. Knight leaves three chlldron, l-nrda. Baymonl. and Kenneth. The intermont was made In l'rovo. Spring wheat, average yield l00.">, at .40; Average yield |8 years) 20. VJ Wheat Winter, 1005 average yield 81 .It; average yield (3 years) 21.02 Oats 1905 average v^d 30.18; stock Before BuyingEl^whew. average yield (R years) 35.07. Barley 100.1 averago yiold 27.3(1; average yield (8 years) 20.50. Flax 1005 averago yield 11.31; average yield (I years) 11.88. l'revonticfi. as the name implies, prevent all colds and grippe when "taken at tho sneeze stage." TYe-ventirs are toothsome capdy tablets Preventtcs dissipate all colds quickly, and taken early, when you first feel thnt a cold is coming, they check and prevent them. �-PreventlcH are thoroughly safe for children, and as effectual for adults. Sold and recommended Kn 5 cent and 35 rent boxes by J. P. fliginontham. td Co. It Is hoped however, that tho !>un guine expectations of tho Lethbridge Board of Trade, as shown by their statement of probable yields, may bo amply demonstrated by tho. actual GEO. lIAItCOL'HT. �t Deputy Minister of Agriculture 1 : ' i  i Department of Agriculture, Edmonton, Alberta. 21st September, 100ft. SICK HEADACHE Cl'ltED. Hick headache in caused by do: rangenient of the stomach and by Indigestion. ChumWrlatn's Stom.ica and Liver Tablets correct these d's-ordors and effect a cure. By taking these tablets us soon us tho first indication of the disease appears, tho attack may bo warded off. Qct a free sample nnd try them. For sale bv nil druggists. Kenneth Chisholtn, ox-M.P.P.. registrar of Pool County, Ont., is dead. Macleod purposes installing a mon iclpal lighting plant. We Can't Do It For what some othera do your work for BUT WE CAN DO Better, which is more important to yon, as the life of your Shirts, Collars, Cuffs is lengthened by our process of laundering them. Neck Comfort Ian.t possible when your collar baa "saw teeth" edges. In our laundry every collar is ironed with a smooth, round, comfortable edge-no extra charge either. Phone 145. Wagon' calls everywhere. Let us try a lot for you. Lethbridge Steam Laundry, Ltd. ;