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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 6, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta Lcthbridgc Industries 4HTICLC V. Tl! ILITEI lANOFACTUIIIIfi feat for lite e4 A wfcidi tot ia that oU If gpowiog city, it in not iurpritfuif to ted ftrm encased ttu aak rl bjttber and the manufacture of Uw finished products from lumber in way of material. a Ann U the Oliver Manuiao- tvriag Company, of which William darted with three men now r twelve men to handle the work. During the paat twehe nuwthe CHiver Manufacturing Cotup my been greatly extend d and its capacity about doubted. The main building brick two- ntoecaa ol whka very tetmaHag to watch, tfcle ia a loaf workman's aewti and boay aU the OB this floor the material is lor work o( joining, ntting and upstair sash machinery also aU sorts of jobbing work are done. The firm makes anything in the way ol ahehri'if, store and and fancy woodwork. Among placei to be fitted up by them are the uw of the of the main building Along in a Urge warehouse built of nietallie Aiding. In one portion of this build- ton, few? tttdktU, all kinds of tttTMd work, uorch etair newels, at wetl ol neceasary in firm's operations. U a large stock pitted U feat with towa. throufh fUd aad ill report today nuliaftUOft 4 hia fifth and the reward tor hia pma> eemffttal iron, uaik tad building the factory U a Urf yard where a atoek of mill ail voder cover. A titoek ul aU of which an ing storey structure u'fty by sixty feet with a Urge brick engine room on the West side and a large warehouse of meUl siding on the cast side. In the boiler rotmi is a nttv IflfV boiler and in the engine room is very latest model of a 100-liorsepower Russell-Corlbs conW A large supply is always kept on uude in the taeiory is stored iu ooa of the Another building U a for The tuaehio tor makiaff not yet iiwtal- ly be the next the firm. The led estenaiuai luade by s the gUxing room where the are suolicd with that which makes them useful. They oiled and put in hia r-aideaea tore Mr. OU- m haa a noai ajad haa arwajra taken a aaaai part in the muakipal and other the town and lour- of lie haa apent a of city eooneila, dui which he mayor. The attoeeaa of Che Agricul- tural Society Juw due to a t) hia penoaal iotereat In !8M. Mr. doom are bought m carload lots. In the factory are made any of or that may be Another buildine ifi usad as a storehouse for cement and wood- ftbre, a carioad of each being alwayi kept in aiock. Mr Oliver has also another Urge yard situated a block south of tiie laciory. JHere there are capa- We of holding a million feeet of lum- bar aod >hey ,are The sheds are so arranged that the lum- ber is all sheltered from the wind, sun and rain, A full stock of lath, and shingles kept at this yard, where also there is a lime shed of large capacity. _ The: -offices" ol the lactory in one corner of the main factory build- ing. In addition to the lumber and tnanuCictunng business, thi firm is among the largest in the ciiyv this branch of die business be- ing in charge of Thoe. Stubbs. Among other buildings that the firm has con- st ructed this year or has under way are, the Presbyterian church, the Odd- fellows' Block, the Bowman S the Wing Wah Chung Block, and the Oli- waft one of the for at the Liberal conven- tion, when W. C. Biuunooa, M.P.P. got the nomination of the party for the Alberta Tbe Trader and Labor Congress At Halifax, N.S. "ImiUtion is the sincerat But you don't want an imitation of "Progress Brand" Clotting Look for the label that i n fiii r A the genuine. IT Sold and by McGUIRR block being put Miron. This business up by Piche and 5 an important one THE OLIVER PLANING MILL AND SASH AND DOOR FACTORY. lor the residentjof "Lethbridge and the country, not cause of the supply of building ma- terial that he always has handy and of the fact that the factory is able to turn out in short order anythirig that be wanted in this line, but also b cause of the fact _that it keeps in Lethbiidge a larg sum of money that would go to Calgary. or Olivet is the sole owner. It was fiv'2 yxirs ago last May that he started up a small plant in a small building with a light engine to supply the pow.r. In a short lime he bought the plant of a Fernie firm and removed it t> Lethbridge. Business kept- on increas- ing so that th pr mises had to b2 greatly enlarged and the power in- creased until the present fine premis- es vrerc built. The factory whicli pound engine. The engine and b il- er rooms are of brick and entirely separate from the factory. The- groand floor of the main bail- ing is a busy place. Here are a four sided jointer for planing and match- ing lumber, a rip saw, a planing machine, a jointer, a cut-oS saw and a band saw besides two turning hand. The firm carries a large as- sortment of glass. Not only the com- mon window glass in all sires but fancy glass for office windows and doors, cabinets, etc., is kept in stock. The firm also deals in plate 'glass. In the upstairs section of this warehouse is carried a large stock lathes. There also what is known of window and door frames, doors, as a Dado machine for malting plain and fancy, pickets, balus- Cranbrook for these things. In its various departments the firm has a large staff of men whose payroll runs from two to four thousand dollars per-month according to the season. William Oliver, thv owu.r proprietor of ths business is an old timer in Lethbridge and one of its most He came here in 1886 and entered into partner- ship "with John Bruce in the brick business in four years, h i sold out his interest to Mr. Bruce, SPLENDID BODY OF MEN REPRE- SENTING, INDUSTRY FROM ATLANTIC TO PACIFIC HEARTY WELCOME EXTENDED BY MAYOR CROSBY TO THE TRADES AKC LABOR CONGRESS THE CONVENTION IS STRONG AGAINST IMMIGRATION BONUSED BY GOVERN- MENT-SALVATION ARMY METHODS (F rnie Ledger.) The Trades and Labor Congress of Canada held itr opening aeaaion in Halifax_ under naoat hlippy aus- pices. The meetings were held in the historic assemby chamb.r ahd the delegates were honored visitors to the city. Mayor Crosby exprgs- sed a most hearty welcome, to the convention and at the city hall the delegates were made to feel at home and formed many pleasant acquain- tances. The morning was taken up with the presentation of the report of the executive, and the addressee of w. 1- come byv President Scott, Mayor possible for him tp proceed for eomi time. A trade unionist of forty years' standing, he was not, he said, present as a delegate, but in the of a wandering agitator. He was one of the first to move iu the direction of political action. He had been a Socialist for more than iwentyrfive years. He presented fraternal- greetings from the, mother country, and heartily hoped that the congress might result in aaothcr step in the movement toward economic emancipation, (Applause.) Alphonse Vcrville, M. P., was took place, and also the gavel of asked for the report of the convention com- mittee. Says Man Not Suited F. H. Sherman, af Alberta, sni-J A TALL FAMILY. y Ten Mcmben of Ona Family Total in Nearly 75 Fwt. Spokane, Wagh., Oct. are more tall Libby, Mont., cast of here, than in any other town of its size on the continent. 'Ten mem- bers of one a combined height of almost 75 feet. The father weighs 215 pounds, is 6 feet 2% inches tall. The mother weights 22S pounds and is 5 feet 5 inches tall. The chil- dren siie up as follows: First'son, 6 feet 2X inches tall, 21 years; second son, 6 feet 4 inches, 19 first daughter, 5 feet 8 years; third son, 6 feet 4 inches, 16 years; fourth son, 5 feet 10 inches, 14 years; fifth son, 5. feet, 11 years; second daughter, 5 feet 2 9 years; sixth son, 3 feet 10 inches, 4-years. and bought out Harry made a strong defense of Crosby, Premier Murray a ponse'by President Verville of the Congress. is Against Bon used Immigration The whole of the afternoon up with a discussion of the government's immigration policy and of the Salvation "Army's part in this work. Colonel Lamb and of the- Army, were present the people of the West had had som3 experience of the kind of men-brought out by the Salvation Army. It had beeit found out in some-of our things that if a man brought out by the Salvation Army it is a bar to his too often are phy- sically-unfit. They are, worn out and what the employers themselves want is not "men worn out by the ers of the old land. They want pret- ty strong serfs. He desired to pet himself on r cord as saying that the people of the West, the trades union- ists of the are not opposed to wholesome immigration. -What vri want though, is not more immi- grants but menjaho will good We are ready for good. British immigrants, suited to country, under proper auspices in- stead-of the Doukhobors and ers 'who have been brought out We BAD STORM, AT MANILLA Oct. S. Atlantic bittleship haa safely outriddenn hur- ricane which swept Manila bay for twelve hours and did much damage The storm broke over the bay suddenly Sunday noon. It was iuipossibl to hoist the cutters And launches belonging to the fleet, and the little craft went scurrying inaide the breakwater into the Pasig river, where th.-y remained all night. The storm quickly increased in intensity, md the torrential rains shut in the ships At 8 o'clock Sunday night ihe storm had reached its height and it gradually tapered down until at midnight it was comparatively calm heavy seas swung acroaa the harbor. During storm all the battleships had steam up ready for any emergency. _ DON'T FAIL TO HEAR THE ELOQUENT carriage andf. wagon" m'aking business which he carried v on seven years. In 1896 his plant 'nas burned "down and ne disposed of "his business to Messrs. Play le and Robson.- .-HcVthen started into a general contracting business. The following y ha and E. Adams formed a partnership and carried on a general lumber businesa on" the site now occupied by the En- terprise lumber company. After be- ing in business four- years thiy sole out to this company and shortly af- ter Mr. Oliver a-nd Mr. Adams dis- solved partnership. The factory had been erected the year 1903, and was not included in "the sale to the policy of tion, chiefly in the way of "an ex- planation and reply to the charges in the report of W. R. Trotter. The reading of this report took about an hour and for two hours and a half the discussion continued. No definite action 'was taken. This will come later, but the delegates who spoke were unanimous against the bonus system in immigration and determin- ed that it must stop. The Delegates Are Good Spiakors The splendid speaking abiliy of the delegates is noteworthy. Men o marked talent, followed one sncihe are not opposed tov immigration when there is work for the do. Brt this condition does not prevail The situation is alarming in the cities and in the towns-of the out of workl The Salvation Army must be careful m regard im- to the land. JWe object to the Salvation Army continuing in this work and we object to ihe policy M the government in their immigra- tion methods. (Cheers.) The of-: the Capitalistic Inflmncj JR. P Pettipiece, of Vancouver, ob- ACCIDENT AT_MACLEOD. Chronicle) A runaway which resulted in a nasty" accident occurred on Wedn s- day afternoon, the Rev. W. A. Lewis and Mr. A. Gal lie being the victims. The gentlemen were returning from the funeral of Richard Fowler's little child of Lethbridge, when for some unexplained reason the horse took fright and bolted, and ended in up- setting and throwing both occupants. Mr. Lewis sustained badly sprained wrists and a s -were Duncan Marshall Ent uprise Xumber Go. "After the dis- blution --'-'OiiviSr oatinued running the factory _and idded a lumber yard to the business. The business was carried on under he name of Wm. Oliver until the >eginning of the present year when ts name was changed to the Oliver Manufacturing Co. Early lajat year. blaming the Salvation Army i jolting- Mr. Gallic received injury AT in quick sucession, Simpson, Sinclair j (Or the immigration ills. -Hherr "frir The accident which happily. ijraper; man and others were speakers of nrhom any nssemby might well.. proud. In the evening the delegates were entertained to an "at home" in the city council chamber of the city hall, which was beautifuily illuminated and An orchestra sup plied music and refreshments supplied. Mayor Crosby was-on hanc helping to make the delegates anc guests feel at home and he was hon ored with a delegate's badge. Wil- liam Roche and Michael Carney were also there. Among the prominent ladies w -re Mrs. J. Kier Hardie, Miss Kier Hardie and Mrs. Verville. The Opening ddrtss Of Welcome The session was opened with an ad- were no more than any one else. What they were doing was simply part of a the outcome of capitalistic influence It was this the C. T. P. and others who were inducing the Salvation Army and other "la- bor-skinning" agencies to go on bring- ing in cheap labor. He spoke of capitalism as Ta cancer, which Conser- vatives and Liberals alike were pani- peririg. He laughed at Colpnal Lamb's remark that the Salvation Army was a' kind of Christian Social- ism. The party he favored was a did not prove .more serious will con- fine the "to" their homes time, but their any friends hope to .see them around as well as ever in a little while.-- pjirty that would abolish this thing The Germans are said to ing a new kind of bread Jof wheat or. rye, for which grain a process similar to malting. .It is said to have a delicate -flavor, and by reason of the process more easily di- gested. which is sometimes called liquid bread. The brewing of The Leth- called capitalism. i bridge Brewing and Malting Com- P. M. .Draper, Ottawa, said the pany's "Alberta's" Pride" question under nev- the barley into a delicious, food drink er down till it was settled and set-; that besides containing a high tied right. That right settlement was dress of welcome by Robert E. stopping of all bonusing of im- WM TOMORROW NIGHT WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7TH Mr. J. W. Bawden became manager of the business aiv I under his manago- rncnt Mr. Oliver has the satisfaction of s.eing the business increase very rapidly. Although the capacity of the factory has been doubled recent- ly, it is found that there is even none too much room and in a short time further additions will be made. The success of the business is du.i to the absolute guarantee of quality and workmanship with everything that is sent out, as well to the fact that anything wanted in their lines can be got on short notice. William Oliver, the-man who has built up and owns this larg; and growing establishment is an Ontario president of the Halifax Trades and Labor address punctuat- ed with applause, and characterized by the ring of sincerity. In its course Mr. Scott made ence to the importance of the Con- gress. Proceeding he stated that never had the history of trades un- ionism been brighter Uian at present. Coming to the matter now to the fore in the interest and attention of the labor forces, Mr. Scott referred to the movement "yet in its infancy" toward independent political action -His allusion to the progress already centage of nourishment, is an aid migration. (Cheers.) He believed the birthrate of this country is suffi- cient, provided the men are properly fed, to provide the people required to do all the work that is' to be clone. There are enough of these to take up! all the lands in the West that arc being frittered away. The bonusing of immigrants must stop aiul stop now. (Loud Applause.) digestion eod-O made were received with applause and cheers. He foresaw with hope a day when all public utilities in the hands of the evidently did the delegates present, for they applauded to the echo. Remarks by Fraternal Delegate Fryne, Scranton, Pa., repr.osenfcing the American Federation of Labor, followed. He designated his duty as simply that of saying He would not, he said, speak at Fritz Sick, one of'the old-timers of East Kootenay, and now manager of the Brewing and Malting j Company, is in town shaking Tiands j with his many friends, and incident-} ally extolling the good qualities Lethbridge beer. Yon won't get sick after drinking his but Sick willj get a little of your cash, and no one j will be sicker than j B.C., Times. PV.JK 50 L. Roy P 0. lai 82 man having been born on a but would merely repeat that near Ingersoll, Oxford Co., in 1800. As a young man he came ISS2, settling first in Brandon, Man., where hn practised his trade as a carpenter. In the same h> went it gave him the greatest pleasure to be present, and he would report with pleasure on the progress made at this convention. J. Kler Hardlie'- The Boston Lunch farther west to Regina, where he took J. Kier Hxrdie. M. P., Independ- up a homestead and farmed until j ent Labor Party, Great "Britain, b? the fall of 1886, when he sold out Announced, prolonged applause and and came to Lethbridge. Durinf thjl cries of "Hurra! made it, im- spreading over the City. Everybody is getting the Odor of fine cooking 2nd West of Arlington Baroness Road Open Day and Night. White Help Only. ;