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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 6, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta t I ALTA U H D A V MMTMMt F E 1E. "B. C. by A PANORAMIC VIEW OF FERNIE BEFORE THE FIRE The World o labor PRINTING PLANT AFTER THE BLAZE 'boys, Just listen to what the thetic letters had been received irom 9 pastor of- the Paxton Church of various organizations, Labour M.PJX Epiphany of Washington. D. .C., has and prominent members of got to say about labor organixations, al public. Mr. Stenhett ,in his.state- arid you-will not be excused if ment, gave some startling figures your is on a' bias. Here we are: j showing what he says "the Army pays organized labor has (for its journey work compared wiUi done to" improve" the.condition of the ['the..prices paid the workmen by the Working-men. Seventy or eighty laborers in the factories than the condition of therslaves in the south. in the south and I know that the material condition of the slaves -was better. In-1832-33, in many of -themills country, the women' and children had to go to .work--at o'clock in the morning, continue at work fourteen and fifteen hours a day. Labor organiza- have done a splendid" work and It honor them. They have been lift- ing up the masses of the are not contented any more. Their ambition ia aroused to be' men and women, and their song is: hours for workyxeight hours for sleep, and eight hours to do what we will.-' I do not say whether .in the present conditions of labor the eight-hour day is always attainable; but all these things are to "be judged by the effect that have on manhood and woman- hood. They want some time to look away from their -work out on the great world, and to breathe the pure air of heaven; they want some time with their families; and, therefore their discontent is healthful." day's program appeared in the Daily I need not go over that agftin. However, it may -be just as. well -to mention, that the .parade- leaves'" the Labor Hall si 10 a.m. and ;will pro- ceed by: various streets to the band- stand, when some: speches will be inade aailible ti> the- occasion; A spe- cTal platform, has-been laid 01 the J square to. enable .the inerry: union men and their partners, of course, to .trip the light fantistic tee. Job Department ALL THAT IS LEFT OF THE .LEDGER PLANT by W.'.G. ordinary builder. In no case was the price more, than one-third andi." in. some cases it was as low as one-fifth, these being tii.e work tables which are issued7to the men by- the Army. He also'stated that many of the men only got 6d; and per week in addition to the, cloak of -religion, such cards hour. Our j early closing they would have waited To those wko don't danca and who are awaiting-an pportunity to show theif-sympathy with-the C. P. R. ma- chinists, a ..smoking conceit, will "be held in the Labor Hall in the even- ing.-' Tickets which.Care cm at any time from any of the officials: The proceeds are to b2 do- iiated -to the local' strikers, and everybody should buy show their hearts are in the right-place. wicked that tlic- Army 'should, under perid. on their -purchasing of .post made a move in the way of lodging, which the Army valued at conditions on these unfortunate opponents ot. early -to 9s. per week. Men .had also obtained wretches" asi compelled them to work'mention that these visitors arived in Various firms for for a fifth of what was paid by an the afternon, but they thought I sup- the cases quoted; and also gave the outside contractor for the same pose, they.should have an extended selling prices vof-the Army according of work. He moved the fol- hour to sell souvenir post cards. :o its own-business card, showing a lowing resolution handsome profit to the Army on each That this "public meeting de- until the crack of doom. Naturally it was the workers .of the city themselves; who desired .the early closing is: these same -workers.- who are going to -see. Just one word as; to what fed up Ithe law -respect carried out, Frequently, he said, the ,men j nounce the three-fold system of early closing movement There few sneaking capitalists _T __ A _____ 11 -i _ .____ t- _ i _ _ i 4 _ n rr ctrrYi ir To my numerous readers who have followed the various arguments pro- duced by the Salvation Army advo- cates, and which I conclusively proved, the following will no doubt be of interest. This was a public meeting held in the Caxton Hall, London, Eng., .under the auspices of the Amalgamated Society of Civrp-'-n- and Joiners. Mr. S. the London District Secretary of the Society stated that scores of sympa- worked overtime on two or three day? a week without receiving a penny ex- tra in their grant. Sometimes the men received (3d. per they were working for out- side firms. Then, acofding to the statement of Mr. Nichols, the Army must be receiving as much at ls.5d. an hour for the work of these- that is if the statement is true that they do not undersell. Mr. Stennett then gave several selling prices from the Army's bus- iness card, and compared them with the prices from one of the joinery works on the south side, and one from the West-end. In some cases the out- side prices were fifty per cent, higher than the Army's selling prices. sweating, truck-payment, and un- can be no doubt we have spent a lot derselling'practiced by the Salva- of money to make this law stick, tioii. Army at Hanbury-Street Join- The city council are not to blame, and ery for its immediate I take this of extending abolition; and for'this purpose de- the glad hand for what we already mands a full and independent pub- handsome early-closing move- lie inquiry.into the'conduct of the ment. Now, had the City Council institution. This was seconded by Mr. G. A. Grieg; the secretary of the London Building Industries Federation, and" i waited until these drug store mer- chants by the think they can get. sympathy from the "land of the Iree" they are wel- come the delusion. .f Makes Specialty of I say all credit to Ma- yor Henderso_n and his council for the stand they have made on behalf of- the workers. was supported. by JM_r. Hyndnian. SINGING 'Miss Ursula Archer, A. R. A. M., A-resolution was aiso passed recom- y London, England, pupil 01 the em. mending that an open-air demontra- ou r, n inent teacher, William Shakespeare, tton should In held at an early date. i 1 late teacher of vocal music in the Jt was also decided to send a copy Halifax Conservatory of etc., of the resolutions passed to the Prime wiU pupiis in voice culture Minister, the Archbishop of Canter- ami vocai music on and after Sep. bury, the Home Secretary, the presi- tember 1st at The Lethbridge Conser. that'tite i dent ?f the Conference, the Vatory of Music. 2t per w-tf replies of the Arn.y to the effect that of -the tongregational Un-' -t...._ Union, and to Gen- T A -m an -nnf 7 eral Booth. It was further decided to call a Conference of all trades and occu- pations for the purpose of carrying the resolutions into effect. thing whatever to do with the prices" paid, as all the work was what the compositors would call 'stab work, %'and the men only received the amount they c-arned. It was most Pay As You Go All advertisements for the Want Col- umns of the Herald must be paid for in ad- vance. We can't afford and annoyance of sending out bills for these small amounts. While the city was doing its to entertain the .visiting editors from across the line and undoubtedly did it in a royal manner, what do the union men of the city think of the action of that druggist who caused to lx: published broadcast a bulletin stating that we had in this city an early closing by-law. The intention was, of to conwy ridicule on our Citv Council. Now, old men from England, as T have before stated, or visiting wli- tor? from across the lino, will not ad- vertiso this province as much as our Board of if hav Miss Margaret M. Fraser, A. T. C. M-, late of The Toronto Conservatory of Music, teacher of piane and theory of music. Highest artistic results secured to gifted pupils. Personal consultation at The Lethbridge Con- servatory of Musifr-bn and after Au- According to a writer in an Ameri- can journal there are no hod-carriers in Japan. The native builders have a method of transporting mortar which makes it seem more, like play than the orilooker, at all events. The mortar is mixed in a pile in "the street. One man makes tins up into balls of about G-lb. each, which he crosses to a man who stands on a ladder midway beiveen the, roof and and the ground. This man cafchef the bail and tosses it up to a man who stands on the roof. If ever this method is adopted in 'this country there is likely to be some lively seen es in the. builders yards. .DROUGHT IN PENNSYLVANIA Pittsburg, long contin- ued drought ;iri" Western Pennsylvan- ia and- West is gradually reaching serious- proportions and the lack of rain is causing the suspen- sion of -many industries." Ai; burg, Pi., several- plants of the H C. Frick- Coke "Go. "have1 been" 2om- pelled to are hauling water .for'- miles. Streams; which have never, before been kno.vii o go dry -are so shallow that only ere and there a" stagnant pool is ound. This .s. water is scooped up, boiled nd used for domestic purposes. At ohnstown, Pa., two large reservoirs which .have supplied the city with water are practically -dry and a third he Hinckston reservoir is the only ne in use in the entire Bill Hfradi Statement Susinett Cards Receipt gust 3ist. 2t per DR. O. J. COORTICE Dentist Graduate of Northwestern Univer- sity, Chicago, III. Office to 12; 1 to-5. At their last meeting the loca Labor TPjiion unanimously Whitney Block Rtdpath Street DR. C. C. CRAGG Physician and .Surgeon. Office overHiginbotham's Drug. Store Phone Office