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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 15, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta ,M> v" 'V'- the tef or ttmt UK Dtilf Bermid Printinj at Ml oAtoi Round 9t. Uthbrtdfe, A. SUCHANAM, MwMfinff 01 Bmilf, otto'th, delivered, tfclM deliwed.. Qbtt QfillTCWd i one by Batty, iU ttoatht, by nuu thtee by owul Weekly OM cbADfed M.otteo M tat bo4b new aod oid be given. Jt Ji tjf Of fiURf rqpnmMUitiOM M to opportmiitiMi for wnplojtuettt ut intommwi or to vn- couraffe or or to or pre- vent Ue ioto Canada ol nwidant in that country, or who anything in Canada for he purpose of cauaiaf or procuring ha communication to any roairlamt pf uch couutry of any false rapreeaata- iou, shall, if aiiy. such false repre- sentation are thereofter so publiahad circulated, cooiaiuuicatad. ty of an offense, and on MUSI- mary conviction before two justkmi of the JPeu.ce, to a, penalty of more than oue thousand dollars and lot less than fifty for eadr oileuce." FRAUDULENT PRACTICES OF EM- 4 PLOYENT AGENCI ES Among otter things which de serve "very 'Special attention in any record ot the achievements of the boral Government are the steps taken to prevent fraudulent practices o agencies and to sccur legislation both in Canada and, England to .urevcut. fraudulent rep re seutatibtis inade Tu CuJmuo. or Great Britain to induce iiumigrauts to come to Canada under unfair con- ditions. Hurdly less dangerous in some respects than the importation, of the Chinese a.nd other Orientals have been, the inroads of other class- es of-undesirables which have been brought to this country on occasions despite the desires and endeavors of 'the. .GpvemmentTto prevent their com ing-hem. A large influx of Italian laborers into the city of Montreal in the spring of l9Oi resulted not onl> in suffering and hardship to'tho Ital- ians themselves, but seriously' threat- ened the condition of the labor mar- ket in Montreal, aiid gave grounds sufficient to authorize an investiga- tion in the first instance by the De- puty Minister of tlie Department aid subsequently under oath by a special commission. The last named inves- tigation took iiioce_ before. J Chester and. resulted in the exposure of the fraudulent practices employed by certain employment agencies in Montreal with a inducing immigcation to Canada while swin'l ling on every side in connection with the same practices was clearly indi catcil. In the report of the Commis- sion the fraudulent practices of one Cordasco were dealt with at length, as well as the methods adopted by other employment agencies in the city of Montreal. Tha treatment 01 immigrants by agencies in Montreal, the extortion of The subject came again to the front however, m 1906, in eounection _with the immigration of certain English printers who had been induced by rwp rescutatious made in Knglaud to pro- ceed to Winnipeg during a strike, or printers in that city. The incident was the subject of a. good deal of cor rc'Spondence mid- foully the printers who had come from to Win- 'nipog felt themselves aggrieved and petitioned Kiug fklward direct to in- quire into the circumstances under. which they had been induced to om- igrate. As a result, of the enquiry set afoot, M. W. L. Mackenzie .King, Deputy Minister, of proceeded to Winnipeg iu the summer of 1906 aiid in.veit5gated the subject in. quee- tion. The Deputy MifJster out m his report that the Canadian Act was necessarily restricted to offences The or the peen .Jtow will leave the party in the hoie iwlitically. The silence of the Uw Colchester muck eloquent ami forceful thau their loud 1 of jiuriiy and their Jong denunciations of the Liberals us the ;of corruption.. Tbe Ottawa Citizen ( hie politiorj failings may be, and Sir A iifrki enough and to JA- gratitude to not .one ot them. It was, therefore, bot surprising tkat The Toronto World's sensational sto- ry or his endeavor to rid the Cabinet of Sir Richard Cartwright'c preatMce should have served to elicit irbtu the Minister the decUra- tiou. of his determination that be uiui his old coUeagues would sink or switn together. We have it on good authority that Sir Wilfrid in this con niKrtiou remarked to a friend: ..'.'Sir Ciirtwright bhull a aeat uiy Cabinet so long as he to stay there." IvySUpatif Crockery YOUR From the Grower TOMATOES OWEN TOMATOES 3 l-2c per -ft. It has been ..the habit of the Tory press to denounce the erection of public buildings and other public works, as a bribe; pure and simple.1 Vet that saintly leader of the Con- servative party, George Eulas Fos- ter, in a speech at Suruinerside, P. I., recently held out-the bait that .f the Conservatives were returned would see that a tunnel was New Location But Same Low Prices committed m Canada, while, the ac- built from the island to the uiain- tion that had induced the British uuud. We wonder if the press, which printers to emigrate to Winnipeg had fondly admires Mr. Foster, will taken.'place iii Great Britain. Mr. jvotidemn. him- for his corruptiouist King, therefore, suggested that a re- characteristics or do they merely aim medy to meet future coses of a eiuil- 1 tneir criticisms at the Liberals. F. German Bctwleen Sage's and Roy's j Cordasco, the over- charges for provisions supplied by him, and the fees collected from, la- borers, were all dealt in. special detail. In conclusion the .Commission stat- ed that the evidence fully established the fact that the large influx of immigrants into Montreal in the early part of 1904 was the re- sult of advertisements and represen- tations of Cordasco, acting with the assistance of steamships agencies in Italy and the cooperation of a spec- ial labor agent of the Canadian Pa- cific Railway. In the Commissioner's opinion Cordasco's main object was to compel men thus brought country to pay him the larg, sums he was shown to have received and this he was enabled to do by the company's ag- ent refusing to amploy any. Italians except through him, and further as- sisting him in obtaining steamship agencies which it was his evident in- tention to use in carrying out his object in making further extortions. The recommendec that the City of Montreal should pass a bylaw similar to that in force in Toronto respecting intelligence of Sees, which provides that every per son keeping an intelligence office fo registering the names and residences of and giving information to labor ers, workmen, clerks, domestic s ants, etc., should procure a before being permitted to carry on business and fixes a penalty for ex- tortion, false representation, etc., at a maximum fine of for each offence or imprisonment for a to exceed six months. As already stat- ed, the immediate effect of the inqui- ry into the large inllux of Italian laborers into Montreal was to put a stop to this influx and to relieve the critical condition of tho labor market. in that city and other parts of Can- ada in consequence of the heavy Jm- migration of this particular class of laborers. More important, perhaps. lor character might be provided by imperial legislation analogous to the Dominion Act. itr. P. II. Draper, Secretary of the "Trades and Xabor Congress of Canada later, in a letter to the Minister of Labor 'urged that-in the interests of Ihe work inguieu of Canada every effort pos- sible should-be mwX by the Cana- dian Government -to secure legisla- tion by the British Parliament on the lines suggested by the Deputy Minister of Labor, and in Sept., of iy06, ilr. King by the Minister of Labor to England to pre- sent the views of, the Department of Labor to-ithe British authorities and to endeavor to secure legislation along the lines proposed." It is not necessary to follow this question In letail, but it will suffice to state that Ir. King's mission was wholly suc- and resulted in the incorpora- tion of the following section of the ferchants Shipping Bill which was at that time before the British House of Commons. If any person, by false represen- tation, fraud, or false pretence, in- luces or attempts to induce any per- son to emigrate or to engage a steer- age passage in any ship shall for each, offence be liable to a. fine not exceeding or to imprisonment with or without hard labor for a pe- riod not exceeding three months. This is another signal instance of the prompt and energetic manner in in which the Department of Labor has responded to the wishes of the laboring class and has endeavorwMo protect its interests. Other Je.gislation has been enacted" by the Government largely through represcnt.rfiion which has come to tlu Government through communication f HE'S A. CANDIDATE lie is mighty glad to see you, and he warmly clasps your hand, And his manner's sweet and bland lie just happened to be passing, so he thought, he'd stop a spell. "Is the family quite nd -very pleasant weather for this season of the year, You are prosperous, I hear? am quite rejoiced to know it. Yea, sit down if I wn'w, politics this his voice is sweet as honey; very dulcet are his tones As he greets his old frieud Jones 'And is that sweet child your daugh- ter? envy indeed! That boy's growing like a weed. Vnd your'wife .is looking charming. It is some time since we met. Which is something I regret. You must come to town and see us. I should like to set a day. How is politics this way? 'It's a shame that I should see you all as seldom as I do; It's not often, that is true. But a friendship is a friendship thought the best of friends must part, And this visit warms my heart There are men. whose good opinions I particularly Men. of judgment ripe and me I have forgotten what it was I meant to. say, How is politics this News. Western Transfer Co. BROS.Proprietors Office opposite Balmoral .PHON'E 63 1ST ACE SMITH CRESTON, B.C. r I Good Residence v Lots 11 Wetimintter CourtUnd Street Fur exfe A J f One-third down aad bal- ance m one tud'two at "8 per cent A Limited Number Ouly Tic L L Imii IfCKj Wtfftalmtl DA. W. t. OALBRAITH Oftee 8t. 9 a.m. U 74 p.m. NURSING r R ORCY DUTM open for Can be found at W. 0. Huttou'i CoortUnd 8t. IIAOAM NORMAN Teacher ).ol organ, production. VUiia or prepara or advoooed. Coaching for HeojM, Street. HAMILTON YOUNG EngVwm and Black. B. Merten B. C. COMYBEAME 4 BArriaten. Solicitor, Ofllce: Cooybeare Block. I New 5-roomed CoiUge and Stable and two lots For Close in S- GETS 18 MONTHS Fpley, whose preliminary hear- ing, lor assaulting man with a "revolver, has already appeared in the Herald, was given 18 months im- prisonment by Judge Carpenter of The item whicfi appeared in the Lethbridge Herald a few days ago, predicting a railway from Browniiig, Mont., to Pincher Creek, has caused quite-a little discussion but most resi- dents are getting so used tp -railway rumors that it is not regarded" very seriously. AN OLD TIMER who wanted a gun wanted it-mighty bad. You may not be in a hurry to buy until you se_v some of the RIFLES, SHOT GUNS, REVOLVERS, ETC. we are offering and then your fingers won't be itill until you have one of them in your hands. We don't handle any of the cheap cast iron guns madej by some firms The best gun., skillfully made by expert hands, is the material used. Ammunition for all kinds of guns OKI LithWgi I II HOWARD CASE CO j GUNSMITHS LETHBR1DGE c ALTA. !The .woman who lives up, to ''th expectations of her hired be reasonably sure of a crown in the hereafter. fcirl OF CANADA is your addressed by labor organizations, representative labor men, to the De partment of Of such legisla tion may IHJ mentioned the amend nionts to the Railway Act, all Irnins to -have efficient apparatu to admit of immediate communica tion hetwoen the conductor unrt en gine driver, brakes of a kiud to pe: 'mit of I.ringing the (rain to a stam still as as possible, au- tomatic couplers capable of being- the necessity of men -rr inff in iKStu-een the ends of the cars. HaS freight cars to hn supplied in Cigars, Fruit and with outsido ladders, projecting be-j Confectionery low the frame of the car on two ofj JQE FONG the diagonally opposite ends and! sides-of each car. wfth hand grips j Placed nndowisr (he ladders each car. SAFE Small Elsie Grandma, teeth good? dear; I have'nt any! .Small Then I'll let you hold my randy till I come Ex- change. The Oxford Capital, lest JiviM frtffls Exoei Farmers' Savings Accounts play an im- portant part in the busi- ness Bank, and everjr Depositor isejven prompt, courteous attention, whether his account or small. The highest-current rate of Interest is paid 4 times a and nioney may be withdrawn at any time. There is no 'trouble'or.formality about opening an account with the Union. Bank. Simply deposit or upward your pass-book. Jwnt ActOflltS rnay be opened in the names of two persons, and either can do the banking. ETH BRIDGE B RANCH r J. R. Anderson, W. C. SIMMONS Etc Office: Suuthard Block. ADD I SON SON Funeral Directors 321 Crabb St. LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. .Office and Regilence Fhone 102 F. B. ROLFSOM ARCHITECT fUwn j Whitnty J. F. Rodders Jos. A. Young FOR SALE HORSES Heayy and Light RODGERS YOUNG Sdbles Wotd St. .JAS. A: ARCHITECT Maccknald Blpek, Rtdpath Street Lethbridgt, AIU. MISSES BROOK Faehienable Dressmakers Children's Clothes and Plain Sewing e Avenue We have the teams and we're here .to do the bcsi- WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN T E lft E R A N C E U N I O N Meet in Jtethodist Wesley Church every third io the month at 3 JO p. m. Visitors always welcome. A. B. HUMPHRIES, Pres ME8. CHA8. McCLENAGHAN, Secretarj Proprietor nn OUR POINT OF VIEW Tn a speech at Calgary F. TT. Sher man who ought to kliow, speaking of the were the results which followed from had no record fo'criticize, never hav- the of the fraudulent prac- incr done anything for the toiler that. tires of certain of tlv employment. could flfscovor. agencies in Montreal. Tros'-c-itions were commenced against CoMas-Toi TV thinks h--' will put.the Am and successfully maintained voters in good humor with of thft Italians who had luid parly reducing the fraudulently extorted from them a fraction. The Coallale tetjinat IB the place to get a goal Square Meal. Everything new and clean. To prevent othrr actions, Cordasco the sum of of monies received by him from Italian laborers. Steps were also taken by the compan-cs immediately to see that in connect inn with their! businr-ss there shoul.l be-future im-i rminjty from the frauds exposed. j The most important and ftir-reacn- ing result, however, was the passage of an making a criminal of- fence for parties to induce laborers to tome to under false pre- .ences. or in other words through methods to those adopted by the fraudulent agencies in Montreal. The Act was introduced by Mr. Harccc Logan. "M.r., and is as follows: "Kvery person who does, in Cana- This warm wont her is tho tetjinit s BM tori Coaldale Block. Short Orders at all Honrs AN INGROWING CONSCIENCE. is what is troubling me The partial cause is our sale of books at fhe un- precedented price of 3 for and Children's Picture and Story Books at cor- responding redactions. You should see them before they are cleaned ont R, SUE TIE HUM t FRESH OYSTERS and SPRING CHICKENS at Watch the new Board for the menu for each meal NOTE CHANGE OF DATE EXCURSION RATES TO THE LAND OF THE BIG RED APPLE Under the auspices of The Arrow Lake Orchards The Excnriion will leave Lethbridge, September 22nd Claresholm M 21st Spokane r 21st be lit the kelson Eiliibitiou arriving at the Company's lands on the morning of the 24th; returning the same day. The party will be accompanied by the Company's representatives. 5or further particulars and application forms apply FREEMAN, Utttrifce, Ah. AIUNDSON NOCTH, Aha. THE WEBB EALTY CO., Spkae, Wri. Applications should be in by Sept, 18th or sooner The Arrow Lake Orchards i. Frew, Dnjiaq S Cwtract Iflrt of all kinds promptly attended to You will do well .to get our prices before placing your orders elsewhere Hay r Transfer Co. H. Hiyr And W. G. Hole, PHONE 180 i A. M., G. ri. A; meeting night, the thim Thursday of month in the Masonic Hall. ;P. O: .Block, at 8 p.m. Visiting brethren will always receivs a hearty welcome. _ A.C.MESSER, G.V.8TORKEY, w- M- Secretary, P. O. Box 537 Meets 1st and 3rd M o n d aya inK.of P Hall at 8 o'clock. -Visiting brethren are cordially invited. S. GK DAVIES, W.P 24-1 y T. .T. WHITE, W. S Canadian Order M Foresters LdUriiff iti K. of P Hall last Thursday of m on tli. iiiting Brethren Welcome J. F. ROGERS, C.R A. NEIDIG, F.S. TO YOUR HEALTH f you drink every time you drink a bottle of Alberta Pride Beer bottled by us. We bottle only the- test, whether it is beer, mineral waters, ginger ale, sarsaparilla, kola kola, ironbrew, etc. Our soft drinka are all healthful, as well as the pure, and delicious bottled beer, by us. LETHBR1DGE BREWING MALTING COMPANY, Ltd LETHBRIDGE LObue. ftO. C. B. P. O. E. on the second Tuesday of each month at 8.15 p.m. E. A. SHARMAN. M. PRIE8T, E. R. Secretary. Ihe Boston Lunch Is the place to go for a Dainty Lunch on short notice. Extensive Menu. Good Service. Our cook can deliver ---------------------------the goods 2nd West of Arlington Baroness Road First-class Cafe Ml NTE NMK Short Onkr Between Meals CARROLL DOYLE Lodge Pride of Alberta, No. 29U. Sw if kKfit Scieti in the Knigl.U of Ball CTWJ trrt And tfcird Thnrwlay in the month at p.m. VSailing trvthron always wH Walter Applebj, FM T. c Bot 57. READ THE LETHBRlDGE HER- AT.D IP YOU WANT TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH SOUTHERN AI> BERTA'S ADVANCEMENT, NORTH-WEST ASSOCIATION Of STATIONARY ENGINEERS Meet in the Labor Hall every sec- and and fourth Mondays in the month. requiring certificated en- gineers, and enfineen out of employ- ment. wouM do well to communicate with M. NEVIN, W. A. D1CK80N, Secretary. ;