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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 27, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta Kooteiiay Range Koetenay Steel Ranges Burn all kinds of fuel TROUBLE AT TWO COAL MINES. The ("rows .Vest, Coftl l.'omimii.v is Tliivt is Iho ronson I see the force of huvinp troublo with the Miner's t'li- the posititm I now take, that Ihon; ion O.S the following circular twldross- should Iw no cal 'nirn ITnited Mine Workers of Aiu.-.m. Fernie. B. C. DEAn Sin: I have to acknowledge the recjint of j-oiir letter of .Septeml)cr lit'i, which roachccl me through the )ost. about 7 o'clock in the evening oi yestci-day, the 7th inst., and whijii reads as follows: �'1 am instructed to notify yo'ii' company that we inteiMl to cen.'io working with non-union men at yoiir Coal Creek ^tincs and I'ernie oki FREE BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS SAMPLE ROOMS IN CONNECTION bVo'd^ol3"oToloMoKo2iQTOj:i i.o.o.cioTo'o'o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.OAOjp, COOL AND REFRESHING p o' b' Rowat't Lemon Squnth, Rowat's Lime Juice Cordial, Rowat'i Raspberry Vinegar, Caley's Fruit Drinks, Lorimer's Lemonade Crystals, AU Good and Wholesome SHERLOCK, FREEMAN Sl CO TELEPHONE 21 >  ro'f fn'o'n'o'oioP'oToToTo.o.o.o.' J Yours truly, TIIOS. niucs. dec. You were one of the men chosen lo represent the United Mine Workers .>f America when, on the 23rd day i f May, A.D., 1905, an a'greomcut vu.'-reached between our men-as repre -.sentod by the Unioa-And the i pany. You were present, accoi-diii;; to the recortl, at every owe of the meetings, at which negotiations took place leading up to this agreement and therefore must l>e well aw.ire that the question of discrimiinating against the non-union men, was thoroughly discussed more than ot.' and a very definite rouclusion arrived at with regaivl to it. r- Shernians statement hei-e otHciaily in writing, that he would not work with non-imion men. ^ Mr. Sherman.-"That is our feel -ing, but I am five to th.\t we are bound to do it." Mr. IJInd.sey.-" Vou cannot do what you like." Mr. Shermnn.-"So we catmot. We cannot do anj'thing of that nature." Mr. |.Jones.-"Strikes have occurr.'d in the South in violation of our Constitution." Mi', liimlsey.-"t know you co'ild not get the sympathy of the public in such a strike. You would not be justified in going out on strike tm-cause some of the men in the mine did not. join the union." Mr. .Tones.-"No, public sentiment has not come to that point." The above is a distinct umtertak -ing on behalf of the United Mine Workers of .\morica that Prcsidant Mitchell will not allow a sti'.kc '>o-cause there arc non-union men in the mines; that the local union ca't.iot take such a stop witltout tl�e con.tent of the National President of �hc Mine Workers and that they would Imw to conduct such a strike on their own roso\irces: that they coild not umlertake a question whi'jh woulrl ivsiilt in clo.'fing our min'.'.^ down, without instructions fronv and ovens, and stand ready to suspon,!-] consent of your National I'resi-operationii w4tcn called upon. 1 iini. on Ijohalf of the at)ovo Local, I WESTERN * ing anil General DeliveriuK. ^ Coal Delivered Promptly. J HAY, OATS, SAND AND T t -^'^^�'^�^.^^^^'^^^^ i * AGENTS FOR Z % Canada Carriage Co.'s Z Buggies. Btc. J. F. RODGERS 'Phone 63. Manager. a   Synopsis Of Canadian Northelolt} of tbe land entered fur tbe rcqulrcnenta aa to realdenee mar be aattaded by auch peraon tealdlnt wltb tbe faKier ut notber. s. If tucaettler baabUpcTraanent residence upon farming laud owned by blm In tbe vtetn-liy of bla bomeslead. tbe requirements aa to realdenee mar be aatlafled by rektdcnce upon ibe aald land. SU monba' notice In writing ahould be fclven to the Commlaaloner of Dominion Land* at Ottawa of tnteniluii lo apply for patent. W. W. OOBY. Deputy of tbe Minister of the lalettoT. us a ijr al M. PBIEBT PnoPRIETOB SAVE MONEY NOW - - I can atiW you lots now in Tubor for $100, that will be selling nt $200 in n month's time. Good Fanning Land fen- sale 1^. ' ):o:o:oicio:oTo:oK!E23�5SLoi^^ SMOKE Lethbrid^e Belle Havana Smoker T. W. HAMIAHAN MANVPACTUBER W. F. RUSSELL Real Estate Agent Tabor. Alto. CHOICE ANDIES AKES B EST READ UNS I City Bakery r.*C. Coehe, Prop. I should be uiiinKod if the cojiclii ion of Ola>toi�e J.ocal, Union, itjicr-eil to in your Iftlor has l)feii come l alter a fair statviuoiu has bi�tiu-iiH-itl has uo't been iiiuuc to I hunk, will cjiiotc extracts from 'the written record of the couicivuces, show.u, the attitude assumed l>y the Aat ioual itourd represeiilalive, iur Jones, and by Mr.  aheruian, up that question, m your presence n. uoquiesed in by yourself. When the question of iiusertinij; the agreement, a clause had been tite previous agreement, and was in the Coleman agreement, providing that neith�r party should discrinijn ate against either union or non->ui ion aieu, I was urgwl by Mr. Jouos not lo insist upon that clause goinu into the new agreement, because i absence would help the ollicer.s oi the tJnion to induce men to join the Union. 1 now quote what was said, taken from the written record, copy of which was handed Mr. She nwin each day of the conference, his and your request: Sherman 'With reference to that clause, Mr. Lind sey, jujft what do you interpret discrimination?" Mr. Ijindsey: "I would intcroiv this as discriiivinatiou, Mr. Sherman just what you said the other .lay yourself, that if a man declined to join the Union, you would say, You rouirt get out of the mines.' " Mr. Sherman: "So far us I i-.>n see, what you fear is that we would take action to such an extent as to close the mines down. Is not liiat M" Mr. Lindsey: "I have not tho sligihtest, fear that you will take th it action." Mr. Jones: "May 1 interpose a ii-inark? This Local Union cannot laUc such a step vithoiit the consent of tho National President of the Mine Workers, under any circumstances, and if they did so, they would>.iave to conduct such a strike on their own resources." Mr. Sherman: "That is so. >Ve couW not undertake such action cs would result in closing your mines down without instructions from, i.nd the consent of our National Presi -dent, and we wouM not get his ion-sent. So, far as that is concern fl, you are protected as you ^nevcr 'were before in regard to a strike. It i the U.M.W. of A. itself that protects you there." Mr. Jones: "I know one thiniu:, and that President Mitchell would never allow a strike to force a few men into the Union. Of course, if W9 were absolutely organized then-would bo no use of the dlscrimimii:-ion clause either way. Wo aiv working for complete organization right along, and we do not like to make laws in tho meantime that will on courage fellows to stay outside." Mr. Ijindsey: "Are there in the American Agreements any cla'wos with regard to discrimination? Mr. Jones: "None that I know r f. Wo have had only one �l nature of refusing to do so. On receiving these solemn assurances, I agreed for the company to allow tho discrimination clause t>i be left out of the agrocment and I (lid so In the following langiiago which is taken from the record: Mr. Lindsey.-"Now in deforen'.-o to Mr. Sherman and relying on his good faith and as evidence^ of i ur V ish to meet you in every way we consistently HO. If you will not let the ntemburs of your union know thgsc thinT;s. will you lot mc pcot them and explain them? I feel :that� the ma'tt-iv has only to bo cxpIaino tho men to secure their appreciation of how much their honor and that of the Union is involTCd. Under our contract, where a t if-ferenco arises between us, under article 2 of our agreement, all ca.scs where the United Mine Workers of America have not }xen fairly treated are to be referred to series of tri-lunals, ending with tho Prosidont of our Company and the Presiilent of ihe T'nitcd Mine Workers ot America. aiHl until a final,decision Is reached, for adjudication, and while such course of negotiations is in progress the minors, mine laborers and all athor parties must contintio to work. This provision of our agroemcnt vas broken by the men on the ok, the matter being subsoipiently referred to my-.solf and your Mr. Sherman for consideration. Ho met mo, with Mr. 'attorson, your National Board niemlier, and admitted that he kne.y ho had been wrong in allowing the strike to take place until the matter had Ijcen considered by tho various tribunals mentioned in article of the agrcomont, and.I with hoUl I'or the present, iho reason given by him for consenting to tho course of conduct which ho admitted >f'as wrong. I shall not permit a repetition of that kind of conduct to go on the s.ame terms as I did last time. I shall expect our miners to live up to the contract and tbe pledges given .for them, as religiously as we have ved up to those given on behalf of this company. should extremely regret to be lilig^d to conclude, if a diHereit oiirso of conduct results, that it ill lie a matter ot serious considtji--ion whnthei" a contract made : y the United Mine Workers of Amoricii and whether the sacred undertakings " its high ofllcials, are worth placing any reliance on. I enclose .vou a copy of a letter sent by mo on September 0th la-�t. your President. Mr. Sherman in to a communication from conshdering'. I siig^ Ihiit  iii .Vii;l t perhat>s think il iq^ that lliiy should hoar it rwnl to tlioin. Vours trul.v, �. (!. I.INDSl'.V. Ueneral Manag'.'r. Since that communication was sont. lo you. printitl iioticos have b-on post all non-union miners notiov that seven days after this date, we will cease to vork with non-union miners "Septemljer Hth, UIOO. " U. M. W. of A. If Pn-siikml Mitchell gaw those instructions, and authorized their publication then the contract with the United Mine Workers of Amer -ica is not worth the pai>or it is written upon, for he has violatfd every pledge given tor him by his representative at our conference uiifl by his district officers, and bo has failed to himself discuss the mat lor with our President Iwfore acting, ixs proviilod under tho agroemcnt, and until that is done the mon must continue to work. To strike with out giving us that opportunit.v is to violate the contract. If I'resident Mitchell dik should go out- until onlorod to ro-turn by them. If the matter >>o in the hands of the Disti-ict OIH trs Ihoy have not only failed to carry out the pledges ond undertakings givnn by them (luring the, but they haw dolilH>rately instructed the men to go out in vi;il-ation of (he solemn uiidertukio�s then given. Not onl.v is this true, but if tl'.o matter is in the hands of tho 1�'s-triet Odicers then thoixi has be^Mi a violation of the terms of the agivo-ment which obliges tho men to con-, liniie at work until such maH..'rs j'* '** '".V intont.ron io have been referrofl to the dilTei-ont i """" "-^ �" ''onest profit to tribunals, including the ofTicors of sharoholdors and to grant iho .Mil � "'"'�'*">'Smon an honest days pay. InteiV'St pur (U\y, ini-liid- ing Sunday ............. .1 70 .MT TiUorest per work daj- SO'.l.T.'i. Up to (late actual iniiiiing cost :( to $'.>.'2.'>. or an average of SI.8!) per ton I'.o. li. inrs.-'till' higlwr cost being oli-laint'd under pix>vii>us contract. To this must bo addiil tbe govcrii-nient ro.valt.v of 10 cents |>er ion. making the ni-tiia! milling costs average, |wr ton ................. ..... SI.09 The .selling price per ton ......SI.70 DR. P. W. TULLER i^HYSIClAN AND SURGEON ' LETHBRIDOE Jfflce-Over Oil's Barber Stinp. Hour!)-11 :iMl to 1'2:(N| noon; 3:00 10 rn�bim'� Drug Store PHONE Office 125 House 94 Drs. Mewburn & Galbraith Physicians. Surtcons. Accouchen OlRce-Rixlpath St. cor. Bunlett. Honrs-Before J� a.m., 2-il p.m., 7-8 p. m. Snmlays-2.�> to ^^^0 p. 111. Tel(;phoiies 41 and Sit. F. H. MliWlUMSN W. S. G ALURAITH M. I). C. M. M. D. C. M. this Company and President chell, and we.have had no opport i;i-ity of meeting the District OiUcers on this question or having the matter roforred to President Mitchell. This further illn.silratcs that u contract with the United Mine Workers of .Vmorica is not worth the paper it is written on. This notice is sent to yoii for the purpose of pr(�.senting the facts iu you as they exist, and to give v >u i the opportunit.v of considering thoni and governing yourselves accoixUng-ly. It is further to give you noticc'. that every workman who does lot i report for work on Momln.v morning. Scptemiber 24th, lOOfi. will, having abscnt(!vl himself for two days with out (iermission, be liable to 4ic dis charged and will for this and other reasons he discharg(�d from the em -plbyment of this Company. CROWS NKSi' P.VSS COAL COM PANY, LIMITED, G. O. S. LINDSEV. General Manager. at.i answer TROUBLE AT HILLCREST, (Frank Paper.) The negotiations that havo been pending for sonw time between th? United Mine Workers of Anvrja and the llillcrcst Coal &' Coko company has hail a rather iinlooked for termination. Tho Hillcrest mine is closed down under conditions ordinarily descril>et Coal &''Coke company the true conditions under which tho operations of tho company have been carried on up to this dato. I herewith siibinit the attached circular and invito the careful attention of all thinking men among them to the facts therein sot forth: CIRCULAR. ncn. him, which s|)oaks for itself iitid which if tho miners of Cool Croak have not had the opportunity of Fixed ^barges: Statement. Interest on $500,000 capital at 10 per cent per year .....................$.''i0,000.00 Interest on C2r>0.000hond issue o^t 5 |)er cent per >-ear........................... 12,500 00 Sinking fund compelled by law, to rcdcom bonds ,o\-o named .'oni-mitteo. This property never has paid than the going rate of u da.v's wage, and a comniittooe of local flnion workmen has .sevoral times agri-od with the company s manager that there was no com -plaint on tho score of wage scale. Note: In a seam of coal averag -ing 12 to 18 foot in thickness when the men on tho inside have Ijoon (lO in numijer, the output has been 'J>)0 tons or 3 1-.3 ton per miner. As to tho future of this properly and the length of time good mon might expect imploymcnt, here, I believe the extra go(Kl qilaliiy of tho coal will find it a market when over production.of tho country has excvod ed tho demands of the people and when other proiH-rties might lie idl.i. For the above reason I wouUl ox-pect this propoity to Iw workisl continuously. Signed. C. P. IITLL. Managing Director ami treosur.>r. J. A. McDonalil. district secrctity of the United Mine Workers, made a statement of the position of tho un- ' ion. "We askeo-'! mcnt at, a lime when the mine '.vas omplo.ving more than si.xt.v imM," said Mr. McDonald, "but Mr. 'lill being awa.v it was docideil to await his return. When he finally did return ho met President Sherman at Hillcrest last Thursday. Ho (old Mr. Hhcrtmin that he intended closing down tho mine, and thai i o would onl.v keep ten or a dozen Mion working, through tho Avinter, doing prospecting work. Mr. Sherman toM him if that, was the case no agroo-ment would bo asketl for furtherthan (hat the men shouUI receive the regular district wage for that kimi ol work, but that if sixty or more men should 1)0 emplo.vcfl, an ngnvmant would l>e expected. Nothing more vns done in the matter as wo supposed there was nothing to be done. We were vcr.v much surprised, thcro-foro, when on ..,tho, Mr. lUll called a meeting of the mon and ai'-ter lecturing them, paid them off, I cannot comprehend Mr. Hill's course if he really intomis to close down and work only a few ii�?n, as we have no intention of asking an u-groement under such circumstances, but if ho intemls to work sixty or more men, as would Ixi ne(;e.ssary (o work tho mine, we slioll certainly o.x-pcct an agreement the same as wo ha*'e. with llolloviie, which works U'ss than sixty men under exactly similar coniRlions. " Drs. DcYebcr & Campbell riiysiciuns anil Surgeons Offices-Ott block. 'Phone 143. DR. B. JACKSON DENTIST Gradmitc Nortliwestt^ni University J3otilal Scliool, Chicni'o. Offico-Ott Block. Drs. McCliiie & Stewart sriiOEOX DEXTI.STS Office-J. D. Hininliotlmnrs new block. Oflice rioiirs [) to 12 n. 1 p.m. to o p.m. J. E. ALLEN Architect find Stiijerinlendent RAYMOND - ALBEKTA. A. W. McVittle Doiiiiiiioii Lnntl Surveyor Will lie vote his entire time during the snniinor to Inying out n�w towns! tt'S. Contract pr.t�� on iipplicntion. ftg^Office nt thii Coaldale Hotel, Lethbridge. Lethbridge, Lodge No. 2. 1.0. ^^O.F. M�et� In OdilfollowH' Hall everr Frldat evei.liiK at '.:�! o'clock. ViKitlne brethren are .ilwaTii wricom*. W. Bennett, N.G. C. V. Bennett, Kec. gee WILLOW BRANCH REBEKAH LODGE, NO. 2 . ISEill" f'J'l'ellowfi- Ball e cry aecond and foi�piJThiir�da.v. Vlsitora alwajm welcome. Mrs. J. Stafford. Annie Davies �. O. Rec. Sec, George R o g e rs LUMBER The Old Reliable Yard North of Freight Shed Widest Idee Highest Grades J.owest Prices YARDS AT- LETHBRIDGE. RAYMOND. STIRUNG TABOR. It Will Pay You To See Our Stock Before Buyi.igEl8f>where. We Can't Do It For whiit some others do your -work for BUT WE CAN DO Better, which is more important to yon, as the life 6f your Shirts, Collars, Cuffs is lenRthencd by our process ot laniulering them. Interest p^r year .. tnterest per month 105,0.19 '.lO 5.4Ti.0r -gists. The la.xativo cfTcct of Chamlier -Iain's Stomach and Liver Tablets i so ogvcoablo and so natural you cnn hardly roalizo thot it is produced by A medicine. Tlieso tablets also cur indigestion awl bilioiisneSR. Trice 2 cents. Samples free at All Drug Necl< Comfort lan.t possible when your collar hna "saw teeth" etlges. In our laun^ dry every collar is ironeil with smooth, round, comfortable e