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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 5, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta i*Jfi..i.-V':i'--^';.,y^-s' UETWiNIOat, ALTA., ;  A T U � D AY r  t %t*mt a PAQI THftIf m FB IB, B.C. (Photo by Campbell.) A PANORAMIC VIEW OF FERNIE BEFORE THE FIRE The World of tabor Afurs of WwkiigflMi Frukiy uA Impartially Di�-cis^. CormitNdeBce on Topics of Interest to ------ Labor Qasses Invited CoRtributed by a Labor NaB^who is responsible for the Views eipressed in tbis Colnnn :: Say, boys, just listen to what the ip pa�tor of the Paxton Church of Epiphany of Washington, D. C., has got to say about labor organizations, and then you will not bp pxcused if your hat is on a bias. Hen; wo are.j "Consider what organized labor hns done to improve the condition of the i working men. Seventy or me-it, gave some startling figuvos showiuff what he says the Army pays for its journey work compari-d witii the prices paid the workmen by the ordinary buih^er. In no case was tbss card, showing a handsome profit to the Army on each job. Frequently, he said, the men worked overtime on two or three dny? a week without receiving a penny extra in their grant. Sometimes tl'.e men received 3d. per hour~(laughter) -when they were working fur outside firms. Then, acording to the statement of Mr. Nichols, the Army must be receiving as mucii at ls.5d. an hour for tlie work of these men- that is if the statement is true that tlu-y do not undersell. Mr. Stennett tlien gave rseveral selling prices from the .Army's business card, and compart;d them with the prices frnin one oi the joinery works on the .south side, and om- from the West-end. In some cases the out-sidi; prices wore fifty per cent, liiglier than the .\rmy's selling prices. Mr. Ered Knee, of tlie London T.-ades Couneil. jminted out that the H'plies of till- Army to tlie effect that the men were not competent had no-tliing Vi'lmtever to do with the prices paid, us all the work wiis what the eompobitor.s would call 'stab work, and the men only received the iimriunt thi-y �nrned. It was most day's program appeared in the Daily Herald, I need not go over that (ig�\in. However, it may be just as well to mention that the . parade leaves the Labor Hall at 10 a.m. and will proceed by various streets to the band-v^tand, when some spechcs will be made suitable to the occasion. A spe-I cial platform has been laid o� the .square to enable .the merry union men and their partners, of course, to trip the light fantistic tr;e. ALL THAT IS LEFT OF THE LEDGER PLANT (Photo by W. G. Barclay-.Michel.) wicked that the Army should, under pend on their purchasing of post the clpak of religion, enforce such cards afttfr the witching hour. Our conditions on these unfortunate opponents of early closing forget to wretches as compelled them to work "mimtion that these visitors arived in for a fifth of what was paid by an the afternon, but they thought I sup-outside contractor for the same pose, they should have an extended amount' of work. He moved the fol- hour to sell souvenir post cards, lowing resolution :- , That this public meeting de- Just one word as to what led up nounc the tliree-fold system of to'the early closing movement. Tliero sweating, truck-payment, and un- can he no doubt we have spent a lot ders'/lling practiced by the Salva- "f money to make this law stick, tion Army at Hanbury-Strcet Join- The city council are not to blame, and ery Works; c.iUs for its immediate I take this opportunity of extending abolition; and for this purpose de- the glad hand for what we already mands a full and independent pub- liave-a handsome early closing move-lie inquiry into the" conduct of the ment. Now, had the City Council institution. I w-aited until these drug store mer-This was seconded by Mr. G. A. ^concerned-capitalist.s by the Grieg, the secretary of the London �--- way.^had nnule a move in the way of early closing they would have waited until the crack of doom. Building Industries Federation, and was supported by Mr. Hyndman. A. resolution was passed recommending that an open-air demontra-tion should 1>  held at an early date. SINGING Miss Ursula Archer, A, R. A. M.. London, England, pupil of the em. inent teacher, William Shakespeare, late te:iclier of vocal nlusic in the Naturally it was the workers.of the city themselves who desired the early closing movement. And it is these same -workers who are going to see the law in this respect carried out. If these few sneaking capitalists think they can gel sympathy from the "land of tiiu free" they are welcome t'o the delusion. To those who don't danc and who are awaiting an oportnnily to .show their sympathy with the C. P. R. machinists, a smoking conceit will be held in the Labor Hall in the evening. Tickets which are $1 cm b.; obtained at any time from any of the ofllcials. The proceeds are to h? donated to the local strikers, and everybody should buy one t) show their hearts are in the right place. The Job Herald Denertmeot Makes a Specialty of DROUGHT IN PENNSYLVANIA Meanwhile. I say all credit to Mayor Henderson and his council for the stand they have made on behalf of the workers. .It wa.s also d.-cided to send a copy Halifax Conservatory of Music, etc., of the resolutions passed to the Prime ^ill recvive pupils in voice culture Minister, tlie of Cant.r. and vocal music on and after Sep- buiy, the Homo Secre'lary. the prefii- teinber 1st at The Lethbridgo Conser. dent of the Wesleyan Conference, the vatory of Music. 2t per w-tf > i)resi(lent of the Congregational Union, tlie Haptist Union, and to General Hooth. Pay As You Go MT( All advertisements 1. for the Want Col-umns of the Herald must be paid for in advance. We can't afford the time and annoyance of sending out bills for these small amounts. PIANO It was further deeidi-d to call a C'onfereiiee (jf nil trades and oecu-pntioiis for the purpose of carrying the resolutioMS into effect. While the eity was doing its best to entertain the .visiting etiitors from tlie line (iiid undoubtedly did it in a royal muiiner, wliat do the union men of the eity think ol the action of that druggist who caused to be published broadcast a bulletin stating that we liad in this eity an early closing by-law. The intention was, of course.- to efinvey ridicule on our (Mty Couneil. .Now, old men from Enghind. as I liavi' befo.e stated, or visiting edi-trirs from across the line, will not advertise lliis province lis mueli as our lioiuil of Trade, if wi- hnve to de- Aliss Margaret M. Eraser, A. T. C. M., late of The Toronto Conservatory of Music, tiacher of plane and theory of music. Highest artistic results secured to gifted pupils. Personal consultation at 'The Lethbridge Con. servatory of Afusio-bn and after Au. gust 31st. . 2t per w-tf DR. O. J. COURTICE Dentist Graduate of Northwestern University. Cliicago, 111. Office Hours-9 to 12; 1 to 5. Whitney Block : : : Redpath Street DR. 0. C. CRAGG Physician and Surgeon. Office over Higinbothom's Drug Store Phone Office 125. . House 04. Office hours-0 to 11 a.m., 1:30 to 4:.'i0 p.m., 7 to 8 pin According to a writer in an American journal there are no hod-carriers in Japan. The native builders have a method of tran^orting mortar which makes it seem more, like play than work-to the onlooker, at all events. The mortar is mixed in a pile in the street. One man makes tl^is up into balls of about C-lb. each, which he cro.sses to a man who stands on a ladder midway belwiM-n the roof and and the ground. This man catches tile ball and tosses it up to a man who stands on the roof. If ever this inithod is adopted in this country, there is likely to bo some lively scenes in the, builders yards.  Pittsburg, Sept. 4.-A long continued drought in Western Pennsylvania and West Virgina is gradually reaching serious proportions and the lack of rain is causing the suspension of many industries. At 'jreen-i-burg. Pa., several plante of the H C. Erick Coke Co. have been compelled to shut /down. EarmcrK hauling water for' miles. Streams which have never before been knoAU to go dry are so shallow that only here and there a stagnant pool i< found. This water is scooped up, boiled and used for domestic purposes, .M Johnstown, Pa., two large reservoirs which have supplied the city with water are practically dry and a third the Hinckston reservoir is the only one in use in the entire city.. Letterheads Bill Heads Statements Envelopes Business Cards Receipt Forms &c &c &c. TELEPHONE 106 MADAME NORMAN (Orchestral Pianist.) Disengaged for Qvening engage, ments, town or country. Every branch of professional work understood hav. ing had 20 years experience in a Band of fourteen men, all musicians from the Bands of Marines and Royal Yachts (England). At their liis't meelinv llie local Fede�.il Labor U^iion unanimously 'ieei