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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 6, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta ATM IDA V, iif TtJittft I, jvowfcl be required in tioa vita W ol Qraad Trunk I'acifie Railway. which Is now part ol the Uw ot the Doauulon is as follows: "In every eaae in which the Side by way of subsidy or guarantee to- coat of railway construc- tion, all laborers, or otb- peraous who perform Ubor in sucfc construction, be paid waf- ts as are generally aecagted., as cur- J A DIFFICULT TASK An. man- atole a pia', i aud after fettinf with tha an- imal koaU to pray before tbtU-iag. H La wife heard hi m praying (or (or- for weet to atop with the pig. Uncle Epfc _ _ rind; krt bofe MW ud oid rent for competent workmen in the, woke district iu which the work U beiaf performed; and if thero is no current rate iu such "district thta_a (air aud reasonable rate: and in the evant of a dispute ariftiug as. to what the current or a fair aud reasonable rate, it shall be determined by the Minis- ter, whose decision shall be final." FAIR WAGES few words may be desi.raMe on subject of the fair the present Liberal brought iuto effect ulxjut the of LABOR DAY Labor Day is a holiday for us all but as the name indicates it i? es- pecially set apart for the workingmenj It is true that most of us in Uiis country are workers and we can all prayiujr. Later in the uifht ate and her husband still iii prayer. At daybreak bit supplications had not ceased. "Eph, why don't you come to asked his wile. "Let me 'lone, 'Riah; the mo I to 'splaiu how I come to steal Buffalo Brand Portland Cement the efitablishmeut oT' the Department of Labor and which hasr own assb- ciated with that department jroin tlui first. The fair wages policy had its .origin the following resolution passed iu the House oi Commons Lo 1900, it resolved, that all tjov- contracts should contain such conditions as will abuses which may" arise from oi rett- join in. the celebration, of the day. Monday this city will have the I ijfvf est celebration, ol the year. Its duct is in ques- tion tho scholars, and one of the par ty accepted the uivitation. Little said he to a rosy-faced lad. "can you tell me who George Wash- ington "Iss, was tho smiling reply. "'TE was a Mencun gbn'ral." right. And cun ing i-ecent years clause requiring has contained the contractor to pay to those in his employment the rates of wages current in the local- ity where'the work is being carried out. In. practically all the most import- ant contracts, such, contracts for ex- ample as have been awarded by the Department of Public Works, the tulL me what he was remarkable fair; if they are men capable.of look- j "Iss, surr. 'E was :-.1nark- ing at both sides of a case. Strikes j allle 'cos 'e was, a 'Merican an' tc.ld nearly always are due to stubborn tho trewth." The rest-was men, men who will not yield a point. The employer has "this weakness fully as much as the employee. Tho union can be of great service 1 1 to the employer of labor it is plies to him capable labor. Thej trouble often is that men carry the union card who are not competent they look for the union wage and the union hours. This is not fair to the competent union man. It" Departmtait of Railways and Canals might-be advisable if the unions com aid the Department of Marine andjpelled members to pass examinations tke COUNCll V 9 fair wage schedules, sett- ing forth 'the minimum -rate oi wages to be paid, and naming the hours oi labor to be worked, have. been insert ed as an integral part of the con- tract. These schedules have .been prepared by the Department through its fair wage officer. It was found necessary to appoint a second fair wage officer shortly after the Department was es- tablished, so extensive did this work become, and the two fair wage offic- ers have, in the course of the past few years, prepared several hundred schedules yearly, all of which and prove themselves fitted to carry OUR POINT OF VIEW in the labor sports on Mon- Take day. You can count on the labor to provide a good day's sport. been inserted in government The influence of vthis policy spread far and wide, oT the Provincial Governments, a.n.1 many! municipalities have followed the ex ample of the Dominion Government, and awarded their contracts subject to fair wage_labor condif.ions. Tin? Government of itanitoba during' the past winter adopted the fair wage policy of the Liberal government of Canada and appointed a iatr wngu- officer to work along lines sfnii'ar to those of the Dominion officials In Natal, South Africa, also the Cana. dian fair wage policy has been, and legislation on the same lim's is likely during the coming winter. Some seventy or more, claims u( workingmen for wages alleged to be due in accordance with thft schedules inserted in the contract given to their employers have been made the The Conservatives run around the country denouncing tho contract the government made with the Robins Irrigation Co. at Medicine Hat. In the latter city however the Conser- vatives arc unanimous in saying that the arrangement is all right. They understand the situation, while Mr. 22 the other scandal distrib- utors know nothing about it. Mr. A.mes was asked at Strathcona "Did .any of the alleged transactions One of the things that Dad'? coun- cil should get after hot stitch is the settling ot that stretch of vacant land that surrounds the city as a desert around an oasis. Not that the soil, is of the desert variety for it is as good as any on top hut to the passer-by it looks "bad. Perhaps it is none of Dad's business but perhaps it The officers of the A, R. I. are re- ported to have said that the land is on the market and the next gueas coming is that the price is set so high that no one will buy. Dad says that the city in 1900 whacked up ten thousand bucks to get the com- pany to put the irrigation system wholly, or partially, within a radius of five miles of "the city and to provide one hundred and thirty-five cubic feet per second of water during the irri- gation season as provided in the Northwest Irrigation Act. That is al- right. The Co. has put in the system and probably has supplied the water SILKS A new. consignment re- ceiyed this week from Japan We are aiming to carry the largest and best assorted stock of silks in the city. Our prices are the lowest Chow Sam Co. McKelvie McGuire's 'Old Stand The GnMate IB the place to get a good Meal. Everything new and clean. On Road and CourtUnd Street Far eacfc Cue-third down and ance in one and-two years at 8 percent A Limited Number Only TteC.l.lowwi tapq totlffbltaft ten 211 P1OFES5IONAL CARDS DR. W, S. QALBRAITH W4 Kedpath St. 9 a.m., 24 M p.m NUWING MW.-C. R.QHEY Trained nurse (or Can fe'fdunii at Mrs. W. 0. Huttou'i, Courtland St. a DC NORMAN PfanhU) Teacher ol pianoforte, organ, voiea production Visiu or prepara tory or advanced. Coaching for exams. Hazard HOUM, Cratt HAMILTON fr YOUNG end Sicck. Room letewt's JW Block. Short Orders at all Hours WANTED Good lots close in, also modern house in good location, Wberta Realty Co, Ihct UtUrUfe 9 K.C., D.C.L., B. Morton B. C. CONYBEAKE fc JONES Barrintera, Solicitors. Office: Conybeari Block. Lethhridge, W. C. SIMMONS Barrister, Etc. Office t Southard Block. tie hate liprml ICE CREAM M Drab Fnit tti CnlcdiM "BUDD" REED SnccessoT to G. W. H. Keed Phone 211 to sell some of these lands in large tracts has not been and some hold got on the company to compe! them to carry out the spirit of the contract even 'if the letter of it is all their way. The city, solicito should be got after to investigate anc see if the city's interests can be safe- guarded in any way. But con- tract or no contract, what the city wants is to have that empty space R. G. AOOISON Succeecor Te B. C. MOORE i Funtial Director end Embeimer to Presbyterimn Office Phone'102. Resideuee for iiitors art toors No Rubber No Felt, Excludes Draughts, Dust, Smoke, etc. Renders Window Sash- Noiseless and Easy -Running. Saves 25 per cent I, IIU BOX 642 J. F. Rodgere Jos. A. Young FOR SALE HORSES Heavy and Light YOUNG Sale Stables Wood St. F. B. ROLFSON ARCHITECT ReemNi Whitney Block. JAS. A. MACDONALD ARCHITECT Southard Block, RedpetK Street Lethbridgo, Alte. THE BROOK Dressmakers Plain Sewing 41 Avenue WOMEN'S CHRiSTiAN TEMPERANCE U N ION Aleet in Metliodist Wesley Church every third Friday in the month at 3.30 p. m. Visitors always welcome. MRS. A. E. HUMPHRIES, Free. CHAS. McCLENAGHAN 8ecretar> Lethbridge Lodfe A F. A A. M., G. R. A Regular meeting night, the thirrt Thursday of each month in thf Masonic Hall, P. O. Block, at 8 p.m. Visiting brethren will always recem a hearty welcome. A.C.MESSER, G.V.S'.CORKEY, w M. Secretary, P. 6. Box 637 filled up both for the sake of ap- to which you have referred take placq'needed except possibly this summer since Hon. Frank Oliver became Min-'when. the floods put the system on ister of thu .to which the! the bum. But where is the tity getting poep show director replied "Xo." off at if the land is not settled and Tlutir thousands were spent for nil if no more is done than there is Coleman is a town of large hearted THE STEELE DRAWING pearances and business. I think it is up to Dad to look into this affair for it seriously affects the welfare of the citv. Canada Western Chartered Corporation Ltd. Capital Financial Agents. Fiscal Agents for Royal Collkrks Ltd. Brokers. All Standard Stocks Handled A. L. Roy PlmcSO P.O. hi 82 HEAD B. C. Meets 1st and 3rd M o n d ays in K. of P Hall at ,8 o'clock. Visiting brethren are cordially invited. S. G. DAVIES, W.P 24-ly T. .T. WHITE, W. S Caaadian Order ot Foresters (Fernie Ledger.) The drawing got up some months ago for the benefit of Thomas Steele subject of 'a special investigation. came off at the meeting of and have resulted ns the annual re- port of the Department will show, in a large number of payments to work ingmen of monies to which they were justly entitled, but which, save for the interest of the Department on their behalf, they would never have received. In August, 1007, an order in COUR- cil was passed requiring in all Government contracts tho contractor should requested to post the fair wage schedule in a con- spicuous place on the works construction; also requiring the con- tractor to allow a fair wage officer access to his works for the purpose of inspecting the same when such in-j spection was deemed- necessary the Minister of Labor. Both these provisions inserted for the sur- er protection of the workers and to prevent a contractor from evading the fair wage regulations. A still further effort made by the Govern- ment through the Department of La- bor to secure a reasonable wage to workingrnc-n came ns a resuli of dis- cussion in Parliament uf the Railway Act of 1908. When opportunity wals taken by the Government to insert in the act in question a section far- ing upon the labor employed in the Coleman Local Union 2633 on Aug. 14th and the following were the prir.e winners. 1st. Moffe, Frank, ticket No. 651. 2nd. S. Drow, Cardiff, ticket No. 117-i. 3rd. Wm. The grand, total of its con- j Thf: town council that made tributions to the Ferme sufferers was' the agreement with the company Good for Coleman. rde an effort to get the goods for the ------------------------city but whoever drew up the agree- j ment seems to have put the Kibosh on i their efforts. To carry out the wish of the council and at the same time- to let the company out nicely the following sieve-like claim was put in: "That the company will as speedily as possible dispose of said lands (i. e., the twenty thousand acres to b? irrigated within the five mile radius or thereabouts) to a desirable class of settlers, but will not sell more than one hundred and sixty acres to any j one rjerson." That looks pretty good T.ethbridge, ticket land the company-has been selling as No. itteu j .speedily as possible for a hundred 4th Biner, Lethbridge, ticket dollars an acre but there arc no bny- No. G3F. By the agreement they could not 5th. Chas. Peacock. Lt-thbridpe, sell more than a quarter section to any one person. If they have done ticket No. I the contract has been broken. But where that agreement made the city Liquid Veneer ticket No. 2075. 6th. A. 3630. SigiK-cl Wialf of the Local: WM. GRAHAM. Secretarv. the thousands of employees whose A Grtat Opening up of goods for the young ones Teddy all sizes Money Banks, Tool Boxes, Toy Brooms, Carpet Sweepers, Blocks, Pistols, Sad Irons. Marbles and Alleys, etc., etc. Come and s-r.e them HE wti give ten thousand to the company for nothing is that it did not stipulate j at what price the land should be (sold. 1 When the town gave the company a I large sum of money to help them ir- rigp.te their own lands with their ovm j system thus increasing the value of their own lands 4hey should have some say in the price to be asked for it. The city was paying for settlers and settlers want cheap lands. That contract was a peach and the whole thing was a gift to the company though the council apparently had good intentions. It does not look j as if they can compel the company j to sell the land for any lower price i than the sky-high figure they have al- I should be to see if the contract Fifty Dollars for Fifty Cents Dear Is a Bottle of Lwuii Veneer worth Fifty Well, just-try'the goods, observe the results and'decide the question for yourself.. If yuiir piano has a blue, smoky look, and if Liquid instantly" and permanently removes it, thus saving the great expense of sending the instrument to the factory for re finishing; if yojr furniture, wood work, picture frames, chandeliers, gas fixtures and brass bedsteads can all be made to look like new by simply wiping the surfaces with a cloth moistened in Liquid Veneer, thus saving the tremendous expense of refiaishincr well the annoying presence varnishera and the nuisance of brushes, paint sticky surfaces and varnish smells, ali without the loss of the uae of your rooms for a moment, don't you think that a 50c bottle wilijreaily do you more than worth of good? That is exactly what a 50c bottle of Liquid Veneer will do. Just gire it a trial and satisfy yourself. We know that if you use it as directed you are sure to be delighted with the results. Yours very truly, BUFFALO SPECIALTY COMPANY C. W. GMT Lethbridge TO YOUR HEALTH you drink every time you drink a bottle of Alberta Pride Beer bottled by us. We bottle only the best, whether it is beer, mineral waters, ginger ale, sarsaparilla, kola kola, ironbrew, etc. Our soft drinks are aii hcaUhiui, as weii as the pure and delicious bottled beer, bottled by us. LETHBRIDGE BREWING MALTING COMPANY, Ltd First-class Cafe TIKI urn mans Short Order Between Meals CARROLL DOYLE The Habit of Adver in the Heralc Bespeaks Progression Meets iu K. of P Hall last Thursday of mouth. Visiting Brethren Welcome J. F. ROGERS, C.R A. NEIDIG, F.S. LETHBRiDGE LOUut NO. C. B. P. 0. E. on the second Tuesday of eacfc month at 3.15 p.m. E. A. SHAKMAN, Bf. JPRIE8T. E. R. Secretary. Lodge Pride of Alberta, No. 293. Sop if LifUri kMfit tefct) in tho of Hmll first and third Thursday in the wonth nt 3 p.m. Vmiting trrthron nlwajs wei ecne. Walter Appleliy Fml T. Robiiw, Si c W. Bur NORTH-WEST ASSOCIATION Of STATIONARY ENGINEERS Meet in the Labor Hall and and fourth Mondays ia month. Q] Employers requiring certificated en- fineera, aod oat of employ- ment, would do well to communicate with at. ROBERT NEVIN. CMei W. A. DICK8ON. Secretary. ;