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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 27, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta p x s Kootenay Steel Ranges Burn all kinds of fuel t Clary Toronto MoiUrealWmni TROUBLE ATTWOCOAL Tho Crows CsftS Company Es Thai is tho reusoj i scv the force of having trouble with tlie IM the position1 now that then BROD1E STAFFORD SOLE AGENTS f ClK fiotel GOOD ACCOMMOOA FIOM FOR THE TRAVELING PUBLIC hXCELLENT CUISISE BATHS HOT AND COLD WATER RATES A DAY LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA as tho following circular iwldress to the workingmen at Coal Creek and sent to the Herald 22nd A givat many of you have orniiig failed to report tor at the Coal Creek Colliery and we have no communication from any one in 1 Seating the reason It may bo that this action is tak en with a view to carry out a threat in the communication from the Secretary of Gladstone Local September in which says that it intention to reuse working nonunion men at oal The totter itself is I in my dated the 9th Vj THOMAS Secretary Gladstone Ixieal UnitoKi Mine Workers of A DRAR SIR ROYAL HOTEL I rvine Proprietors Rates Day BUSMEETS ALL TRAINS SAMPLE ROOMS IN CONNEOTION COOL Rowats Lemon Ivowats Lisne Juice Rowats Raspberry Caleys Fruit Lenders LesaonsuU All Good and Wholesome SHERLOCK FREEMAN eo TELEPHONE WESTERN WAREHOUSE I Eailroad Dray ing and General Coal Delivered v SAND AND STONE FORSALE AGENTS FOR J McCormick Cockshutt Machinery Webber and Adams Wagons j I Canada Carriage RODGERS Phone I TRY AN I Electric Massage I i GrShamooo i AT THE X Hotel Lcthbiidge BftHbcr Shop Moat Uptodate in tovm Synopsis Of Canadian NorthWcsL HOMESTEAD ANT ccen o Dominion in Saskatchewan Alberta S not be toaitittcidctl 6y anv person who u ihf head of s or any male years fo the extent of oteqiiarter section of 10 more or be made personally at the loci UnU for ihe Oktrlct In which the land The homestcailcr required to perform the conceded therewith under of At iati months residence upon and the land la fora three If tfcefaiaer tf the father of the nometeader resides upon a farm In the Ttciultj of the land entered for the to residence mar be by suck with the farter If settler has ycrsaenei the Six noicc In I have to acknowledge the rccjipl of your letter of which iviLichcci UK through tho about 7 oclock in the eveniujj uf the 7th and whicl rends as follows I am instructecl to notify yoir company that intend to cease nonunion nivn at your Coal Creole Mines and Iernie and stand ready to suspend operations ivhen caJled 1 on of the above Yours You were one of the uieu chosen to represent the of on the 23rd day el an agreement reuchwJ between our by the the i You were to tho at every one of tin negotiations took place leading up to this agreeiiiont and therefore must be well that the question of tiscriuiiitMting aguinst tho nonunion was thoroughly discussed nvore Lhan and a very definite rouclusion arriv at with reganl to i should be unnized if the conclus ion of lilutUrtoue ivioir ed to in your letter iuus been coaic to after Kiir siateuunt has bevn nutue to them what took UL various In case biuic iiHjiii has niuue to i will quote extracts from the written of the the attitude assunwid by the iNtt iouaJ iioiird J by that in your presence uctiuiescd in by When the question of iiwertinif in the a clause had in llw previous and WILS in tiie Coieman providing that party should discrimin aipiinst either union or nonmi ion I uu5 iirged by Jonas not to insist upon clause into iho new because abseace would Jieip the ollicers oi the Union to induce men to join Uie 1 now quote what was ivS taken from the written a copy oi which was handed Sher man each day of the at his and your request Sherman reference to that Lind just what do you interpret sis discrimination Lindsey I would interDivt this as Sherman just what you said the other day that if a man declined to join the you would You roustgel out of the Sherman So far us I what fear that we would take action to such an extent as t close the mines Is not lint U Lindsey I have not the slightest fear that you will take ttvst Jones May I interpose a u iriark This Local Union should bo no discrimination either 1 think you ilml k work out to the Jwsl but I have Shermans stattasont in thnt he would not work with lionunion is our ffoi but 1 nut frxv to confess wo are bound to do cannotilo what you ive We cannot do anything of that have in the South in violation of our know you colid not get the sympathy of the public in such a You would not U in ijoing out on strike bo cause some of the nun in the mine did the public sentiment has not come to that The aboveis a distinct utuJovlak ing on behalf of tho United Mine Workers of America that Ires id ant Mitchell will not ftllowa stitkc be cause thoiv arc nonunion inou in the mines that the local union take such a step live consent of the National of the Mine Workers and that they would have to conduct such a strikeon their own resources that ihoy coiid not undertake a question whijh would result in closing our without from aiu f iho consent of your Xationai rresi rtonld be Ki ention to appty f0r of M or the NOW can you fnr lots HOW in such a step vithoui the consent of the National President of the Mine under any and if they did they to conduct such n strike on their own Sherman That is vy coukl not urxlertake such action cs result in closing your mines down without instructions Ihe consent of our Xationai Presi and we wouW not get his far that is concern Myou are protected wore nS ai in months before in regard to It the of itself that protects Good Farmingr La ml SMOKE Lethbridge Belie Havana Smoker MANUFACTURER RUSSELL Keal Estate Ajent HCICE AHDIES City Bakery C9 1 know and that President wonsd never atlow a strikn to force a few nvcn into the Of if wc were nbsoliaoly organised wouW be use of the ta i ion clause either We arv wmk ing for orgnnirjition right awl we do not like lo make laws in the meantime that will courage fellow to stay Undsoy Are there in the American Agreements any clauses with rogard to discrimination that I know haxe had only one sidoof the Company obliging themselves rot B READ UN5 to iigninst the that you could not jzt his It is the direct ment of Sherman that he is rni to confess that you are xuml to work nonunion menand that you could not do anything in ihe nature of refusingto do On receiving these solemn assur I agreed for the company allow tho riiscrimiqation clause to be loft out of the agreement and I so tn the following language which is taken from the record in deference to Sherman and relying on his good faith and as widenceof iir vish to Jiieot you in every way consistently I ani preparctl to adopt Jones suggestion to havo it taken Vou now write me that in violat ion of all these solenm undertakings you propose to cease working1 nonunion men at our Coal Jn the face of you will be kind enough to say to of what value a contract with the United Mine Workers of America ami what respect arc we to pay to tho assurances its highest i f ficials I would ask you to reconsider matter with your local union in 1he light of has extracted from the record of the a copy ofwhich record was fromtiny to tiay fumishctl you while the con ference was going which shoutd be In your and I take you shouldhave brought the attention of the miners of Coa if you have not fthxrady done li you will not let the nvembers OI tiiJKC will you let them ami ex plain them I the has only 1obc cxplaincil fairly t the mento secure thtir appreciation of how much their honor tirui that of the Union is Under our where a cif arises between under art icle 2 of our ail cases where the United Mine Workers of America havenot fairiy treated are to be referred to series of tri ending with tho President of our Company and the President of the United MineWorkers of and until a final for and while such course of negotiations is in progress the mine laborers and all other parties must continue to This provision of our agreement broken by the men on the c of the consideration of the prices to be paid for moving Me Oiniies at Coal the matter iKing subsequently referred to my self and your Shenitan for jfo met with your National Hoard and admitted that he he had been wrong in allowing the strike to take place until the mat ter had been considered by the var tribunals mentioned in article the and wrth hold for the the reason given by him for consenting the course of conduct which he admitted was I shall not permit a repetition of that kind of conduct to go on the same terms as I lid last I shall expect our miners to live up to the contract and the pledges given for as religiously as we have up to those given on behalf of this I should extremely regret to be obliges to if a different cotirso of conduct that it will a matter nf serious consider ation whrthora contract niude y tne Minc Of America whether the sacred undertakings of Us high arv worth plar any reliance I enclose you a copy of a sent Ivy mo on September Gth 1xst to yonr Sherman in ansxver a communication from which spoaks for itself ami which if the miners of Coal have not had the opportunity of 1 lerhaps liiink it that iiity hould luar it read to Yours General Since that communication was to printed notices have osud at the of which tho oliowing is a copy AcUny under cf resident we hereby ill tionunioit miners notice that i days after this we will cease to vork with nununion miners Soiuemlwr of If President Mitchell gave those usid uuthoriwtl tlvii publication then thy contract with the United Mine Workers of Amer ica is not worth the paper it is written for he has violaUsl every pledge given for him by hte representative at our conference und by hid district und he failed to himself discuss the matter with before ivs provided under the and until tliat is done men must continue to To strike with out giving us that opportunity is io violate the if President Mitchell did not guv the instructions which are accredit ed to then he has been n and that this is looks the fact that last night the GladstoneMinors Union passed a resolution that the matter being in the hands of the District the miners at Coal should go outuntil ordered to re turn by If the matter bo in the hands of the District they have not only failed to catvy out the pledges and undertakings given by during the j In uith hi they have deliberately st rue tod the nvon tr go out in the solemn inidcrlukia I ISC uul ttm ivswlv nntl Billing to submit tho same to a committee ap ing Sunday Interest per work day to dale ticltiat mining cost coal has liien from to or an uMniyi of per ion higher cost being ob tahiidunder previous To this must be added thegovcrn menL royally of 10 cvnls per making the actual mining costs av The selling price per toji Showing loss ton of ii9 Without allowing for anything but ihy actual cost n cash of putting coal on the In addition to the extra cost un der previouscontract noted t the coal was sc destroyed by excos sive use of powder us to greatly diminish its steaming power and to spoil its first test ns to various qualifications for which it was in Ay 1 understand tho it was never ihe intent of the Miners Union to classify the workings oi a property in tho prelim imiry stage of development which this one has at and as a promot and developer of I clutiii the right of exception from many thehard and fast rules isiid down for big that are on a dividend pay ing and uniijs1 the workmen of this country the elYorts of the ifvolojxr of proper ties they will soon find themselves without mines to work and without as the prospector and promoter must and will fmd othir fieldsfor use of his effortwhere litb or will assisthim as it once did not many years ago when I started velopment in Tho the 32th I showed him actual conditions ami facts of TULLER HIYSIC1AN AND SURGEON Gits Harbor M io noon lo to Office aut Telephone SIMMONS 4 BENNETT Barristers LKTilBKIDCB AND CAilDSTON Lclhbridgo Bouiharu Blcxk Lend on Town and iarm Property Crown 1rowcuior RRSArrr CRAGG PHYSICIAN AKD SURGEON Over Office 125 PHONE atlon of then Xot only is this but if matter is in the hands of the trict Officers then there has 1 violation of the termsof the agree meat which obliges the men to con tinue at work until such matters have been referred to the different including the officers of this Company and resident Mit and had no opportun ity of meeting the District Officers on this question or ter referred to President This further i lust rates that a contract with the United Mine Work ers of America is not worth the pap er it Ls written This notice is sent to you for the purpose of presenting the facts you as they and to give v ju the opportunity of considering them ami governing yourselves according It is further to give you that every workman who does rot report for work onMonday September having absentedhimself for two days with out be liable to le dis charged and will for this and other reasons be discharge from the em ploymcnt of this CROWS NKST PASS COAL COM General Mewburn Galbraith Accouchtrt Jiiml i 78 io i HO Telephones 41 and G AUiKAITH DeYeber Campbeij Physicijuis ami Surgeons OfficesrOtt Thona Gradimtc Northwesleru University j Dental McCliire Stewart who have tocontinue pointed by the cd ami who an io work for This committee to consist of men who have un ion my payroll for ait least thiw months it js my inientiou lo j run tliSs mine at an honest profit my and to grant ihe j workinarinen an Jioncst days Contracts by tho ton preferred when the mine is suflicientlydeveloped to permit of In order to satisfy the workmn and the shareholders I must have the support of nil men ami if that is 1 shall pay the bost Or contract jnicv possibly can consistent with tho soilingprice of As to my efforts in he price of I have done my The exact conditions ami fetters in connection therewith r wil submit to theabove named jOin This property never has paid less than the rate of n dnys a committcco of local hnion workmen has several times agrwl with companvs nuinagcr that there was no com plaint on tht score of wage Note In a seam of eoa avorag ing 32 to 18 foot in thickness when tho men on the inside have been iO in the output has been tons or 5 1jj ton per As to the future of this properly and the length of time gooI mun might expect T bo lieve rhe cxlra good quality of the coal wil a msxrket when over thecounlry has exceexl td the demands of the ml when other proivrties might le For the above rwtson I would pect this property to worktrd con Managing Jirector district secretMty of the United 3IJne made a statement of the position of the We asked for the usual nient a time when the mine employing more than sixty mru j said Mill j t was decided to await j his When he finally did rej HijiinlKithams new 1 to o ALLEN Architect and RAYMOND McVittie Land Surveyor Will ilcvolo his entire time during the summer to Inying out new Contract on Iho Coaltlale Hall eicrv Frldav lulling bretbrcu arc Meets hi at aiwars BRANCH REBEKAH 2 M J Annie Eavies NG AT Frank The negotiations that have been pending for some time th United Aline Workers of Amerua arid the Hillcrest Coal Coke com pany has had a rather unlooked for The FTiilcrcst mine is closed doxvn under conditions ordin arily dcscrilxKl as a lock The men were called together Saturday last and after being given a talk by Oncnil Managtr wore paSd oil and dischargeti ina In his talk to the men Hill in formed them ho would not treat with the union would meet a committee of his employees tis em ployees He also is that he operating Tifh Tirmunion Subsequently he ordered the district secretary of the union off the The HiUcrcst companys side the case is in a circular if j him if was the case no aRnv A 1 Hill for the ment would be asked j C I VO George Rogers LUMBER The Old tfoliablo Yard Nortli of Freight Wheel Widest I ice Highest Grades Prices YARDS AT re at turn he mot President Sherman If merest Inst Flo toKl Sherman that he intcmtetl clos ing down the and that ie would only keep ten or a nion working through the t prospoctinff Shemxin It Will Pay You To See Our Stock liefore fit of the a copy which was forwarded to The FranV It reads Office of the HiHcrest Coal Coke ITiUcrcst Tn order to place before the work men in the hut the men should receive the rogi wJsir district wage for ihnt kind ui I nut that if or more men should e an agnvmonj would be Xothing more vas dosre in the matter as we posevl was nothing to be We were very much For what some others do your Trork for whcn on thore ifie the men and nf uu iiirn ann ni Coal company the Inw ter ihom oT i VlWtflfVM ditions under which the operations cannot Hills course he really intemls to which is more im portant to ns ho life of your Cuffs is lengthened by our pro cess of laundering thenu Charges Interest on cap ital at 10 percent per i when your collar In onr latini of the company have been carried on to this I herewith 1 and vork ft fw the circular ami irmfe the have no inlcnlion of an M attention of all thinking under arnons tnem to the farts iherein if he intends to work sixty n ns would IHS necessary I i work tho we sliall certainlv I Tcri I j an agreement the as with which works I y is ironed with I comfortable Interest on laxative cfTect nf tr n issue at per per j Iains Stomach and Tablets i calls everyv yoVr 00 so agreeable and so natural you can I us a Jof for Sinking fund compelled j hardly realize that is produced to redeem bonds a These tablets nlso rnr irnligestion iiml Price 2 Interest year 90 Samples free at AH Drug mterost per month than sixty mn under exactly similar I ;