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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 27, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta Kootenay Range Kootenay Steel Ranges Burn all kinds of fuel MXlarys London* Toronto Montreal-Winnipeg! Vancouvcr-St. John N.BJ BROD1E & STAFFORD SOLE AGENTS TROUBLE AT TWO COAL MINES. the Botel JirHtifltott FRED. ROONEY, - PROP. GOOD ACCOMMODA DON FOR THE TRAVELING PUBLIC EXCELLENT CUISINE BATHS HOT AND COLD WATER RATES ,$l.RO A DAY LETHBRIDGE - ALBERTA 1 Tho Crows Nest (.'Ml Ci.mptmy is having trouble with tho Minor's t'n-lon �s the following circular nihlress-t'il to the workingtnon nt ('mil Creek mines un�l sent to the Herald fellows: Fertile. H.C.. Sopt. 'J'Jiwl A groat : many of you have thi.* morning failed to report for work nt tho Coal Crock Colliery and wo have no communication from any one indicating the reason why. tt may bo that this action is Liken with a view to carry out a threat made In the communication from the Secretary of Gladstone Local I'nlon, dated September 7th, in which i.e says that It is the. Intention to cease working .with non-union men ut  onl Creek. Tho letter itself Is .-out ..1.0 I Sn my answer, dated the ^th i f ;-'op-tem))or, lOOrt. Scpteinlx-r s, iim-v Thomas maos, ESQ.. Secretary Gladstone lvocal 'nun l'nlted Mine Workers of Am.- - -i. Pernio. IJ. C. PF.Att Sin: I haw to acknowledge the rocinl of your letter of Soptomlier Ot'i. which ranched me through the >osi nliout 7 o'clock In the evening mi yesterday, tho 7th Inst . and whi.h reahr o e bead of  fatnll/. or aiir nuleorrr ir.jear* of age. lo the extent of oie-qmrter accilun of 100 acr*�. more or Ir.i. Untrjr niuat be made pcraonaMjr at the local land offee fur ibe dlatrlct In which the land la huate. Tbe himeateailrr U required to perform the condlt'oaa connected tnciewiib under one of the following plana.: I. At leaat �t� uumtlia' realdenee upon and cultlvatl >n of the land In each rear fori three rear*. i. If t�e father (or n other. If the father la deceaacd) of tbe home-leader rtaidca upon a farm In the vlclultj of tbe land entered fur tbe ref i America when, on the 'J3rd day i f I May, A.D., 11105, an agreement va � reucheil between onr men-as repre : sentotl by the Union-ml tho >> the .Sal ioiuiI iluurd reprchoululiNc, .ui Junes, untl by .Ur.'Sherman, :tu nt that tpiestjou, in your prepuce . acon front �l..*�il to S'J.'i">. or an average of Sl.Htl per ton f.o. b. curs.->ih.' higher cost being oli-Since that communication was sent i, rtln,,| ,,,i,,,. |,vvii)iis cnnl rati. DR. P. W. TULLER JrHYSIClAN AND SURGEON ' lethbridge .Vflce-Ovf r Olt'o llarber Sh�t). Hours-11 :iMl tn I2:l�) noon; 3:00 10 H:00 p. m.! ?;()() to 8:.10 p. m. Office N'In hi Bell ami Telephone To litis tntist be ailde ismts per ton. making the net mil mining costs average, per ton ....................... si .'Hi The selling price per ton .TO Showing loss per Ion of to you, printed notices have b 'en posted at the mines, of which the following is a copy; Acting under Instructions i f President Mitchell, we hereby it is written upon, for he has violated every pledge given for him by hlv represontu't'ivo at our conference invl by his district officers, ami he has failed to himself discuss the matter with our President before acting, as provided under tho agtvement, ami until that is done the meu must continue to work. To strike with out giving us that opportunity is lo violate the contract. If President Mitchell did not give the instructions which are accredit - ed to him. 'hen he has been misre- j'"vlilend paying basis nresentod, and that this Is so, looks ( probable.from the fact that last I SIMMONS 4, BENNETT 1 Barristers &c. LKTIIUKIUOK AND CAUDSTON Loth bridge Ollico, Southard Work Money t.o Lend on Town and Farm Property- mi W. C. Simmons, U, A., Crown Prosecutor 0 V. nKNSKTT M. A, night the (ladstone .Miners Cnion passed a resolution that the matter j lieing in the hands of the l�istrirt Ofllcers, the miners at Coal Cr.-ok should go out until ordered to return by them. If the matter be in I ho hands of the llislriet Others they have not only failed to car.v out the pledges and undertakings given by them during the negotiations, but they hai-e deliberately instructed the ini'll lo go out In vi;>i ation oi the s,ileum ituderlukitijs lhen given. Not only is this true, but if tl.e i matter is in the hands of the I'n ' t rift Olllcers then then- has Isvn a �"Now In deferen'v to violation of the terms of the agree -and relying on his ment which obliges the men to con- good faith and as evidence- of . ur tinue at work until such mutters v ish to misn you in every wuy we hove t>eon referred to the different consistently can, I am prepared to tribunals. Including the olllcers of adopt Mr. Jones' suggestion to have this Company and President Mil  it taken out. i chell. untl we have had no opport Ynu now write me thnt in violut - 1't.v of meeting the I�istrlet Olllcers ion i>f all these solemn undertakings mi this question or having the million propose to cease working with 1 ter referred to President Mitchell, non-union men at our Coal Cre-'k This further illustrates that a mini's. In the face of this, you wnl be kind enough to say to me, of what value is a contract with the United Mine Workers of Amvrica and a hat respect are we to pay to the solemn assurances of its highest i f-licials? contract with the United Mine Workers of America is not worth the pnp-er it is written on. This notice is sent to you for the purpose of presenting the facts in 'you as they exist, and to give . )� 'the opportunity of considering them I would ask you to reconsider lhi 'awl governing yourselves according-matter with your local union in �he �>' It further to give ,\ou notice. Sight of what has been extracted I that every workman who does t ol irom the record of the conferences, a , report for work on Monday morning, copy of which record was from day ' Septemls-r !21th. 1WWV will, having to dnv furnished you while the con- { ferenco was going on. which shouid Without allowing one dollar for anything but I he actual cost n cash of putting coal on the cars. Ill addition to the extra cost un -tier previous contract noted above, the coal was si destroyed by excessive use of powder as to greatly dimin'sh its steaming power and lo spoil its first test as to various qualifications for which it was intended. er of proper -ties they will soon find themselve.-t without mines to work and without employment, as the prospector anil promoter must ami will find oth.-r fields for use of his effort where labor will assist him as it once did not ninny years ago when I started iV-velopmenl in The Pass. In my conversation with Mr. sh"r: ninn oti the I'Jth I showed him the actual conditions and facts of the rise, and am ready and willing lo i submit the same to a committee appointed by the men who have worked ami who are willing to continue In work for me. This committee to consist of men who hnve Iksmi upon my payroll for at least thrs" months pasl. It is my intent ion io run tlus mine at an honest profit to my shareholders and to grant lh.--workingie��n an honest day's pay. Contracts by the Ion preferred when I he mine is sulllcient |j (|evelo|ssl to permit of same. In order to satisfy the workmen and the shareholders 1 must hn\e the support of all men concern*!, and if lhat is granted. I shall i>n\ the best wage or contract price I possibly can consistent with the selling price of coal. As to my efforts in raising he price of coal. I hale done nil best anth'nilcd. The exact condilions.....I DR. C. C. CRAG6 physician AND suroeon OlVce-Over III-1 .\>n'h�m'� Drugstore 'phone Office 125 House 94 Drs. Mcwburn & Galbraith PhyilcUrn, Surgeons, AccouchlM OHicu--Krclputh St. cor. HtinlMt. Honrs - IMorc Jl n.m, 2-.'l p.m., 7-8 p. m. Stintlnys 2.:�) to .!..�) p. in. Toll-phonos II mid '>'\. V. II. Mi:\viiuiix M. I). V.. M. W.S. (Jai.iiiiaitii Al. IX C. M. Drs. DcVebcr & Campbell Pliysiciiiiig fintl SiirKooiis Offices-OU block. 'Phone 143. DR. B. JACKSON di:ntist Ifiruiltmtr Xorthwi'stt-m I'lnvrrsity Dental School, ('hicnt.'o. Office- Ott Clock. Drs. McClure & Stewart sriiOKOX DKSTISTS Office .1. D. Tli^inlmthnnis new bliiek. Oilicc Honrs '.* to 12 n. 1 p.m. to "> p.m. J. E. ALLEN Architect niul Superintendent RAYMOND - - ALRKRTA. A. W. McVittie Diunitiidii Lund Surveyor Will devote his entire time during the summer tn hiyinu out uew townsites. Contract pi .cm on applicntioii. Inbsentetl himself for two days with Ik; Hn your possession, and which, I out |M>rmission, Is? liable to lie d's chargiil and will for this and other T - to, f" ,"e?.**T be �tUtn,;U b� "�i�>et�ce upon ; mark? This Local Union cannot uike such a step v ilhout the consent oi ibe uld laud su monhii notice In writing hould be K|Ten I to the Cummtulonrr of Dominion L�ni� at otnw� of internum lo applf for patent. W. w. CORY. �*puit uf the MlnUler uf the Interior. SAVE MONEY NOW - - SMOKE Lethbridge Belle Havana Smoker T. W. HANRAHAN MANUFACTURER 1 can sell you lots now in Tutor for $!(X>, thut will he BoUiuji at $200 in n month's time. Goal Fanning Lnnd for sole W. F. RUSSELL Real E'ntuto A�oul Tabor, Altu. CHOICE n ANDIES K AKES U EST READ UNS City Bakery F. C. Coohe, Prop. the National Preshlenl of the Minn Workers, under any circumstances, ami if th�y did so. they would .mve to conduct Buch n strike on ihou-own resources." Mr. Sherman: "That is so. -Ye could not umlertake such action is would result in closing your mines down without instructions from, i.nd the consent of our National l'r�j-,i  dent, and wo would not get his eon-Hont. So, far as that is concern d. you are protected us you Clover were before In regard to n strike. It i the. U.M.W. of A. itself that protects you thoro." �Mr. Jones: "I know one thing, and that President Mitchell would never allow a striko to force a few mon into tho Union. Of course, U ; wo wore almolutoly organizisl then-j would bo no use of the ' Ion clause cither way. We tire woru-. ing for complete organization right 1 along, ami wo do not like to make laws in the mvautimo that will en courage fellows to stay outside." Mr. Wndsey: "Arc there in the American Agreements any cla'wos with regard to discrimination? Mr. .Jones: "Xono that I know of. Wo havo had only ono sido of it, ihe Company obliging thomsolves rot against the nen. to incriminate take it. you should have brought lo i reasons ln� disrhnrgisl from the em-the attention of the miners of Coal ployment of this Company. Creek, if you havo not already don� ', so. If you will not let the members \ r�OWS XKST PAKR COAL COM ol your union know these thin;s l'AXY. I.IMITKP. G. O. S. MXDSKV, General Manager, o TnOfllLK AT IIJIJiCKKST. (Frank Paper.) General Munager ('. V. Hill, were puftd off ami discharged in a body. In his talk to the nun Mr. Hill informed them ho would not treat with the union hut would meet a will you let im> /neet them ami  v plain them? 1 feel -that' the matt-.'r has only to bo explained fairly t > the men to secure their appreciation of how much their honor and thut of the Union is Involved. Under our contract, where a end The negotiations that have Ixvn : when other pro|m-rties might !� idl-. pending for some time lietweon '.h* Kor the above reason I would "\ Unitist Mine Workers of Anvr'.a | pect this property to he worked continuously. Signed. C. P. HIM,, termination. The HUlcresl mine is Managing Iiuvctoi' ami tivasurT. closed down under conditions nril-ii- J. A. MrPonitld. district secret try urily descrilsHl ns a lock out. Hie of the United Mine Workers, made a men were called together ' statement of ihe position of the unlaid and after lieing given a talk by 1 ion. "We asked for the usual ngr." l.'....rsiI,oo,ne,.,ion therewilh | ml, , ^ ,, th(i (.|mlilj|,(i , , siioinit to the above named om Letlibridp'. I.cthbridnc, l.odj�c No. 2. I.0./3QTN0.F. Mret* In odil'eilows' Hall rvert PrlU�t rvet lug at t.wmluc*. VlHUIng bielbteu are � jlwavn wrU'iiru'*. W Bennett, C. V. Bennett, i Nil. Kec. ite I WILLOW TBANCH BEBEKAH | LODGE. NO. 2 i MratN VUltora alwa;� welcome. ; Mrs J. Stafford. Annie Davies j It U. Her. Her. conunittee of his employees tis ployecs only. He also stated, It is declared, that he proposed operuting with non-union mon. Subsequent^ ho ordered tho district secretary of the union off the property. Tho Hillcrcst company's side ol tho case is emltodiod in a circular i> sued by Munager Hill for the bene fit of tho men, Friduy. a copy c-' which was forwarded to The Frank Puper. It roads: menl at a time when the mine was employing more than sixty nie.i." said Mr. McDonald, "but Mr. Mill being away il was decided to uwait his return. Whim he finally did George Rogers LUMBER The Old llcliiiMe Yard North of Freight Shi il Widest like Highest Grades .Lowest Prices ---YARDSAT- cm-{turn he met President Sherman real llillrrest Inst Thursday. He t�bl Sir. Sherman lhat he intended clos-ing down tho mino, and that i o i would only keep ten or a dozen men , working through the winter, doing j prospecting work. Mr. Sherman toll] him if that was the case no agr.s'- ' ment would lie askisl for fnrtherlhjn ' lhat the men should receive the ii ij- I ulur district wage for that kind ui ' work, but that if sixty or more men \ should lie employed, an ugroenumt i would lie expected. Nothing more ' ' i' as done in the matter as we nip- I 190*1 ! l>OHO