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Industrial Uffity. ist Strength ,
Tbe omclal Organ o| District No. 18, U. I_. W. of A.
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Political Unity is Victory
VOL. V.   No. 26
FERNIE,   B. <$., January  29th,  1910
$1.00 a Year
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.   *.   NOTICE .„*
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Coal miners are requested to
keep away from Hillcrest, as
the mines there * are already
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. George, McDougall, electrician,
Terrible  Loss of Life by
Train Jumping Track
on The Soo Line   ,
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, i.    SAl/LT STE. , MARIE,'Mich., Jan. 22
•■>_-In,'the-worst railroad wreck in the
j history, of '.'Canada',-' which " occurred
'? three miles east of Bspanola on th'e
■ *■' bridge over the Spanish river at' 12.55
! this afternoon,  49  passengers    w-ere
£.. lcilled and 92 injured.     A report from
"' '""We'bbwood.'near the "scene "of the dis-
-^ aster states that 75 were killed, but
Jttlii'-fWnnot' be correct:'  * The wrecked
"% train^asi'No. 7 on the Soo^line of the
• : C.'-.cR.'.-and was bound for Mjnriea-
} polls .from, Montreal.'.""-' .*r     'r  "-y
*. '■*'   The cars which went over the bridge
. * were' first class "arid diner.     Conductor Reynolds estimates that there were
- IS'passengers In these two cars, bf
J' which one man only escaped..    Tire
'..first class car and .the diner -were
-.{ completely submerged.     Eleven cars
.."in.all left the rails, the engine,, mail
--car express, car, going "over tlie bridge.*
'[ The second class car was burned, and
-* it is reported that many lives   were
/•■lost by fire in this car..',".-  • -'<■-
Cause  Unknown.  7,
The cause of.the accident is as.y.et
"unknown, but it is supposed that'"a
* "broken rail or a broken axle oh one ofo
•^''tEtTHfrs'led to' It. " The crew of - the
'train Is saicl to-have been-T. Reynolds,
conductor, North Bay;*_. Telford, en-'
gineer,- North Bay; 'Thomas Hol-
brook, baggageman The names of
the mail clerk-and brakemen are un*
Mrs. Stanle,' elderly lady,    Massey,
Ont.       ,      ,   .
' Hiram Johnston, traveller for Richardson Bros., Mattawa, Ont. Died ln
hospital today.
George McLaughlin," Barrle.,
Frank Jzar, Italian, Montreal, aged
40, died on relief train.
J. Honault, .Matheson, Ont.
■   S.    Zouman,    Polander,    Chisholm,
Minn. . .:..f    .; ■      , ;     ',
NIch Nlcholankp.
- George Mclliienny,   fireman,\North
-Bay.    • •■   •     '', 7   '■'-. ' *■*■•>''*;-'•$ y   y
W. La very, fireman, North* Bay..: •-
Dr. McLellon, veterinary surgeon, "of
Sudbury. _?$&-'*.,,.     *        ,   ,',   ■   ,  "!•'.'
Mrs. Lindell, wfbrypeg "
Harry Lindell, \vtfmipeg,   ,
. P. J. OBrlen, Randallj Man.    -   ,,.,
■'■ Mrs. '(3eorge"P:   Dier/'Boissevain,
Man., internal injuries, serious: * . \
"'S.'H. Rogers, Winnipeg,'Man., head
cut.; ■'_.. r\y:. -.*;•'. ,>■•■■..'■ '  •* ' •;','
Conductor Reynolds,    North    Bay,'
head'and'legs;'injui*'ed,""'nbt serious.
Thomas  Parrish,"   St.- Paul,  hands
and head slightly.'.      - „.•   *        ■
• Mike  Nikola,. Max,   North  Dakota,
slightly. .7 .*  "   ..     ''•-'/
' L.  .McDonald, Minneapolis, scalded
body. ,   *.?_;'   '.-      s .  ' „   .
' E.- Jlansfield; Montreal, injured internally.    ,!' 7" / *'', , /• -,
- D.   M.  Brodie,'   "police   magistrate,
Sudbury,, ribs'broken. '
.* Samuel Bullae "of "St. Paul, badly
scalded.   ,-,*-?•   ,."-7,' --■ ..    -I
.. A. O. Desman,. Norway, head slightly.'   .   - ' ' ,    '   ' *    *» •
W.   J. -Bell,   Sudbury,   manager■ of
Spanish River, Pulp and Paper7com-_
Twenty-First Annual Convention of the  U.
^vv---M;-W/'pf A. Revives Very Hearty
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Welcome at Jndianapolis—Big
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Gathering; of Delegates
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'INDIANA-OUS.   Jan.. IS.-
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-Addresses   do  anything--^litle.'they
pany, Injured liead' and chest..
-" Joe-.- Doeleuch,  Erin , Rier,' -. Mich.,
shoulder Injured.-  "' »• -*-/* "
J. ,H.   Wade,  Sudbury,- abdominal
*   v.     Considerable" excitement   prevailed j and arm.
J     b\   the Soo this afternoon when the
nt-ws, of the  accident".* was received.-
. It^'iK known that R. Burrows,' man-
';.agor*.f the'Bell, Telephone company,
an-sTjplm Boyd, contractor were on the
- , tralri^'o
Teloiji'ams were received from each
of thcB(W_$n to the effect that they
',    wero satisfy
' ' 'Mr/Buriws statd thnt ho had re-
ceiveil slight   Injuries,  and  that  he
would be home on the first train to
tho Soo,   ' John O'Boylo, who was sup-
„   posed to have been- on the train, was
not,,henrd from.     Mr." O'Boyle was a
prime mover In tho drydock   scheme
' hero. .    ,
A telegram from Wobwood     says
that Magistrate B-j-odlo of Sudbury and
*    11 Mr. Boll of Sudbury were seriously
Injured. ■ <.>
,- W.  D., Wilmot, Montreal, commercial'traveller. ^ "'
A.r Irwin, Manistee, Jlich.
Alfonso Rousel', six years old, Soo,
R. S. Smith, Hamilton
C. HoudcSoo. Ont.
, Johnson, traveller, Belleville.
,7.' H.' Wade, Sudbury    *    ,
WV, J. Bell, lumborman, Sudbury,
very serious.
B, Jji Pearce, commercial traveller,
Mr, and Mrs  Brown, London.
0. S. Mnrtin, commercial traveller,
C. Moore, nddress- unknown, seriously. ',
Jos. Maber,'Montreal, bruised and
C. D, Mnbor, Montreal, bruised and
\V. J. Bell of Sudbury, Ont., is very
seriously Injured niul mny not recover.
(Continued on page 3)
weiv   in    tlie
Mm.' Iloude, Snult Ste. Marie
Josii'ph Uciuault
M. Spinksomum
/Mlko Nlclonkoo
\Flromnn ReeBbeck, North Hay
ilosoph Kelly, Loavonport, Washington. , .
Dr, Whltocloud, Iudlnn patent medicine vendor, Pownoon.
George McDougall, Copper Cliff.*
Mr-s, Stark, Slmwvlllo, Quo.
Hlrnm Johnstono. fur traveller of
Two women, unidentified.
A. 0, Ilenion, LlbHon, Nortli Dakota.
A.'H. Watt, lllghwood, Mont,
A. Sntimlors, Coldwntor, Ont.
Fathor Chiillltmu, Blind Rlyor.
., W. G. RobortHon, C. P. R. triivoll-
ing auditor, Arnprlor.
Rov. Stephen Chllderliouse, Nortli
darn Took, Coclirnno, Out., nR.nl i
8, J, Snunilom, Orlllln, Ont. trnvollor
for (Ireon & Swift, London, Out. Uo
leavoH 11 widow and flvo chlldron nnd
n widowed mother,
10, 0. Benin-tolls, ncmrnolH Mining
<;o„ MHlion, N, D.
■' WnliM't A I-tftrvtli tvnvollnr Amnrlrnn
Tont nml AwnlnK Co, Toronto, aned 31
yonrHi IcnvoH widow nnd throo small
Rev, Stephen Chlldrohoimo, North
Unidentified hovs:    Fir«t, four feet
three fnclios tall, fair tialr, quito stout j had been seen nnd wanting to make
aged sovon to ton, has on pair of high ' tho trip ngnln,    Tho novel ontortnln-
The people of Fertile \Vero somewhat skcptlcnl nbout the ability of the
Indies of the MothodlRt church being
ablo to make a trip nround tho world
In ono night ns tlioy hnd ndvortl«ed,
but they were oqunl to the occasion,
nnd everybody who took tho trip
would like to go ngnln, The different count Hun vliiltuil were full of good
cheer for tliolr visitors nnd the nuisance of a tipping habit was entirely
eliminated from the programme. From
tlm good home cheer of a Ciimidlan
house to the wholesome welcome of
a real Qermun household; thence to
the flowery mid effusive reception Into
the dainties of Japanese hospitality,
then to tho highlands of Scotland with
ten lineMnfl nnd Itci tn'ltiVIIni**- lionln ftt
the highland Tllng, nnd nftor If nil to
bo entortnlned In the Hub of the Un!-
vorse,xwhero tho Indies woro delightfully polite nnd proper, wns un experience not lo bo forgotten nnd ovory
traveller name homo nl<**nRed with whnt
ovoreliooB, grey sweater, striped with
blue; no cont; uerond boy, nbout
twolvo yonrs or nge; evidently foreigner.
Unl1l.1nUn.ttd woman, tlvu fuet st-vt-n
hair nubiifn tlngod with grey, woro
black milt, nbout i>i> years of m.-, and
wore RlniBOs.
Unidentified woman, five feet seven
Inchon, fair hair, cream wnUt with
brown dots', wore shawl, brncelot nnd
two ring* on left band,
Thumtu Auatttul. lkuti-lkwwui'. DUnd
Rivor, '     „
ment wns n decided success, nnd II Is
to bo hoped Unit tho Indies will ugnln
rlvnl Mr. Cook In Rotting up cnother
round lhe world trip.
For huIm, oik- light leitm of liormts.
Prlco $180. Hitmen stf required, nt
Its worth,    Apply A. Macdonald Co.
The Ladles Benevolent Roclety will
hold A dance on Wednesdsy evening
Fobruayr the 2nd at Bruce's hall. Tho
following commlttoo will tnke chnrgo
Mrs. Sherwood Herchmer, Mrs. K.
WiiKlutkwutlU, M*;*. KUuur. Mi*. IWU.
Mrs. Fred Johnson and Mrs. Wilkes.
of welcome that by tlieir number' and
warmth, should leave no doubt in the'
minds of the delegates as to how glad
Indianapolis was to have them as
guests, -were delivered at the opening
session this morning, of the twenty-
first annual convention of the United
Mine Workers of America ln Tomlinson
hall. The hall,"which was decorated
with many American flags, was well
filled. Close' attention was paid to
the addresses and applause was fre-
eiuent. ' ,. „■'*«.
The addresses, while not long, were,
to the point, and emphasized that.it
was the sentiment not only that'' the
miners were; most welcome, but that
it was the wish to have them continue
to hold their conventions in iridian-
made by, Governor Marshall, Mayor
Shank, AqulllaQ. .Tonejs, as president
of the Board of Trade; Walton _. Dynes
as president of the Commercial club;
John Hughes, as president of the In-
diana State Federation of Labor; Ilen-
rv*,*Prl.*?*jriin.n,1nB 'Pteslflent^of.thp .Central -Labor Union: the Hew J. C. Day,
the Rev. Lewis Brown, tlie l!ev, George
Wolfe, and tho Rev. George Taylor, as
representatives of the churches uf the
city, and A. H. Godar'd secretary of the
V. M. C. A.
Governor  _itr*-liMll   Speak*
Governor Marshall, after welcoming
the miners and expressing the hope
that they would continue to hold their
mnual conventions In Indianapolis,
said he did noi know where a hotter
city than Minneapolis for their convention could be found. Ho paid tlio I
this might seem selfish but lie was a
.Hoosler and folt that way, He said
that while he had never dono manual
labor, he novei' saw a man who did
Hiieh work but that he felt he should
take off hin hat to lilm to a most
worthy representative of American citizenship.
Without it body of working, contented people he fnll sure that the republic
could not endure.
He referred to his love for hi-* country and state and "Un laws niul constitution, and snld that annthur passion
was his belief that God did not make
big men and little men—hut just men.
He snld that ho lind definite Ideas us
to the rights of the working people,
and thnt so long us lie remained n free
eltlnen he expected to say what lie
thought nnd expected that whom he
mUlresHi'd would say what they believed,
"He said that lie had no objections to
11 man getting money hut lie wished
lilm to get It In so clean u manner that
IiIh Infant child could cut-his teeth
nn It without getting inhM',ilif.'s' In III?
f.'niiitiil mul  l.nlMir
Iln referred to cupltnl and lnbor and
hii id there would ln> no peace Uotween
cfpltnl and Inhor, lie lielleved, uiiIchk
thi'i'^wi-hi ft mutual feeling of renpect.
He adVlm-d tlmt the principles nf the
Gnlrten Hilln|should hn ndhi-rcil to, nml
advised tluU tin' (U'lt-,KU,,*H •'• tll,,-r
position sliofjld nssiimt' an latitude o|
good-will nnrt fnlrni'HH toward nil nuiiu
(Jovnrniir Marshall also touched «n
tin' mnttur of the empluym-M liitbllity
lnw, He snld that there was no other
fliif-Mtloii In wlih'h lie was so ileeply ln>
ti-rrntiMl, nnd Unit In' did tint know
how It wim K''1'-*--! '" •"■ ""IvimI. but
It was one nt the inn<Mtlonn thnt must
lll>   MllVfll,
'lie uxpi'i-SHOii the belief thnt when
lhe right Holuilnn rutin', ll would lulin adviintiigi' both to tin* employer nud
the employe, Hn f-nlil It Iuul been
pretty well H-ttled In r'ngluiiil, .mil tic
thought It would he fettled In tliU
i-Muntry oim 01 tin-Hi- nay*. Hi' mint
lie l.nil 1-1 Urn m-i-ii'diiu If :i]iliiili)t deli--
gates to n convention t» roiislder the
iliiniitlon whetlier Imllnnii uliould hnve
un rmp\oy,-Tr> llntilllty ent, whloli, r»--
garilloNH of nil i|iiestlotih of contributory negligence,, would see that Injur-
l,.« were pnld frit' hv tin- rnrimrntlnn
J{i> exprenjieil the iiope «rnl hellef
Mint Mitch n noliitliin would be reached
thnt It would be found not only wlier
but elienpnr for the corporation to pn."
11 fixed sum for nn Injury or n ilwiili
than tu be mndn tin- prey of "iiinlni-
Inneo flinders," Tn closing his nrf4rei>>
of welcome, the governor udvlncd the
delegates to be toiiruKeoun und brave,
nnd to keep their temperx Ir*. *ll thnlr
dt-Ulii-niUiin*, adillUK that, n-Hl In oIik'a
Wife, tlmt wiin the /n'ct (lilng til k«-cp,
lliiyor  "Wbiitik'*  \% rlfftwir
tn mnklng bin ii'Mree* of wkurn,*
^f•yor Hhsnk ssld that the govornor
Imd Invlt-Hl th* TnlntT** to tiavi* * tof«l
llnio white In tlie cltv, hut I'utt the
governor wnn Tint the mayor, .»«•! t e
linked them, with it broad *mll>-. nnt to
city,.that would<get the ministers after
them* and cause them to come t.* him
to complain. *>-'*<^
. He added that^he had lost more hair
in the last ll*.(ia!ys.of his life than in
all previous 'experiences. He "said he
would* try, .and*(;l-et the miners'have* a
he   promised   not   to
as  the  governor  did
good ■ time, anj
"knock" so t5n
not.    '     '..*.* ;-{S"    , '-
He said thatjif they wished to have
anything ,to dMnk ■ next - Sunday they
-liad better bu>*lt on the Saturday before. ' %' *
,;:,?'He suggesteSln regard to the safety
of the miners'Hi their daily work that
the";Governor sfee-.that all'the mining
laws -be strictly, .enforced. The belief was. expressed, by him .that tlie
wages, and, he'told .of a time when lh
a western .part x6t the States he had
gone "down,, a"'shaft and liad had* a
chance to realize'..in part some of the
dangers and disagreeable features of
mining,           "•-•.*, ,'   " ; ",
He sajji.'.btiffigls jjjst^a'n auctioneer;
''and"Ti*r'l3emN-ed tnaT'lT^he" hall' gb'm'u
goods to sell he'could show to. better
Ho added that he had a good private
secretary however, and' that* he would
be honest with the miners and say that
the speech he was nbout to read had
been written by the secretary.
Applnuse of n most hearty nature
greeted  this  remark.
Before reading his speech, however
Mayor Shank explained that he had a
while waistcoat that he wore nt times
but tlmt he had ■ accumulated some
spots on it this morning, to that Jic
could nut wear lt nt the convention,
Ho then began to read the formal nd.
dress of welcome, In which the miners
were most henrtlly welcomed io the
eity, nnd with cordiality urged'them
to contlnuo holding their conventions
In Indianapolis, lie, read that no organization faced n more vital problem
than tlmt before the miners and he
remarked thut.lie bolleved he "said
the siime thing In a speech he wroto
for mo nt the gathering of the grain
Ilo Mill) further that the reason he
hud lold the miners that lie had not
written the address wns because they
would know thnt ho could not got the
words together In that way. After
rond I uk the manuscript ho ngnln impressed It upon tin- delegates that tho
people of Indliinnpolls were glad to
hnve thom as the guests of the city,
Ills talk was freriuently interrupted
by the' warmest sort of applause from
the delegates,
Address liy A. ((. .Ioiii-m
In milking his nddrei* of welcome on
behalf of the hciiinl of trade, Aqulllii
l}. Jones said that citizenship was
was mnde of nlleglence—.ilU-glnnee (o
a country, a stale, a eity, and thnt hn
wiih proud to sny that the minors wero
eltl'/eiis of riullunnpulls, He said thc
speech of the goveiiior had ellinlniiti'it
prnetlcnlly everything from his spi-i-ch
except 011 thing,
Hu (.'(intin 11 i'il ly saying that about
!|i) yours ago lie wiin connected with a
mining rompnny in liullnnii, and thnt
It had bee Hone of his dillles to Inspect
the mines of the .compnny, He snld
tlmt those were eriiih- dnys with crude
fiindltliiii*. >md In- ilesri'llieil hrli'tly 11
few ol tin- cuiidltlnlii'. He spoke In
words nf priilse nt lhe United Mine
WorkiM'N, nml snid tliut the nrgnui/.nt-
Inn Willi not seeking to pull down, hut
to IiuihI up, nml llnu It conimiiiuleil the
highest respect of lhe bunt cltUetiihlp
uf tin- ('nIteil Ntllte'.i bemuse of tlm
work il was lining nnd the work Hint
ti liml done,
Wll I lei" I.,  Myiies  Wi'lrnnii-il   the  dele*
(JNlli-M on behnll' of tin- I'nmnii'i'clnl elnb
I and,In  speaking .of   Ilie   Uniled   Mlim
U',','(.. I,-., .11.1,1 ',',.*,; .'   11 a.i .1 hi'iviii.rt
niKnnl'/iilloii  ii nil  Hint  It  xx-tix iiceomi.
and that he hoped the miners would
continue to hold their annual conventions   in  Indianapolis. .1
Mr. Godavd welcomed the miners on
behalf of thc- • Young Men's Christian
Association and extended to them a
cordial invitation to be the guests of
the Y. M. C. A. during their stay in the
city, and avail themselves of its privileges.     * *
President   I.etvlM   lteNiiondH
The   response   to   the   addresses
welcome was made by T. L. Lewis, the
] president of the Mine Workers. He said
he felt that he was voicing the sentiments of..all the delegates In the convention when he said that they were
deeply appreciative of what liad been
said by the various speakers," and* of
the cordial ity of the welcome that-had
been extended  to the miners. ,   '
He said that'"twenty years ago, last
December, thero gathered In Indiana-
polls a small party of mine" workers,
unknown to tlie world, and that in this
city these men laid the foundation of
the United Mine Workers of America.'—Hr'touchedUMi tin?* _vvatimcn of
Indiana, for which he snid, the state
wns noted, and referred to General Lew
Wallace, lienjamin Harrison and Jas.
Wliiteomb Ttiley.
ln touching on liberty of speech he
said thai so long as labor unions existed they would Insist, not only on
their right to say what they thought
but would demand the repeal of any
law Hint Interfered with the exorcise
of that right, Ho said that the time
was coming when the laboring man of
this country would uot have to go to
the legislature hulls nnd beg on his
knees for legislation to protect life
and health, and lie believed the lime
would come wlien legislators would
ask them what Ihey wanted, Tills,
he added; would be brought about by
organized offort.
„, KiiggrxlN Sluily
He suggested that Hie representatives of tlio churches nnd of commercial organizations devote some time
to a study of lalior conditions and la-
hoi' problems so Hint they could assist
In nn ntnicablo undfrslnnillng being
I'incheil between employer mul employe, Ho referred 10 Governor Mur-
shnll, nnd suld Hint he wished there
were more governors like lilm in the
other states,
!■>', J. Sullivan of the On mil Labor
Union, presided over Hie convention
during tlio addresses of welcome nnd
made n brief address In which he
weleonied tho miners to the city. The
Ilov. J. 0. ?)ay made' the opening
I'resldi'iit. Lowls assumed the chnir
afler the addresses of weli-iinn-. nml
appointed John Knlloii, Luke Liuuilinii,
Charles Olldun and T, .1, .McClun- ns
Mcrgi'iints at arniH. The creileiiiliils
committee announced tliftl ll wns ready
to report, but It was decided Ihul Hie
report should be mnde In Hie after-
AmiiiKemnnlH hnve been mnde, Mill-
Hilly tu i-uti'rtlllll the delegates tn the
conventhm during their stay In Hie
city, by tin- ontrnl Lnbor union. The
iirnuigctncnlN Include nu enterinlii-
meni In TnmlliiHiiii hull I'YIdny even,
lug,  Jniitniry  *j|;  u   hmuiuct   In   V,  M.
I, hall i!l,'» I'hiHt Norili hii t, TIiiiimIiiv
evening, Jmimiry i!S: a vaudeville en-
j tiM'tnlnmeiit at the l-lmplm then ire uu
I SVedlii'Hil.iy nlglil, ,l|iiiliiir\ '.'il, iuul n
! tin-lire   plltly   .it   the   (rnliilllul    tlic.Ute
! for tin' wive*" mid fi-mlnlim n-lntlvce of
i the mlllcU' tiiiiinl row ulght. 111 inldl-
j Hon lo this, lhe miners 'vlll be the
I gu.-siK nf t!i» Iiii|Iiiiwi|iiiIIn , .Ministerial
| Association nl the Snltit 'hmdi-nx "X-;
I liihlHnli ul  the John  HeiTim nrt  Insll-
I Itiiiitlilt'   Ilimlnemi
> It was believed thai matters of n
-'.".'ii...'  i,.,'.1.i,   ii'«,..-i   <,i',.,»^   hi I.,) f
, mi-hkIiui of tin. I'liin-viilliiu iiiid thnt tin-
llslilng good. Hy Hie gri-ut good It j annual reports of tlm ufricers would
wum doliiK, lm iiildcd ll I'lioolil l,«>- men-, mil be Ii-iti.-1n.-il hefun- innuirniw iiiorn-
Mm,,,], ! Ing,     ll Ih piedlcled Hint these nuiiuiil
I i-MpiirtH will  lie of an  titiuiiuiilly Inter-
On llplmlf nf Wlnlp l-Vilprnlliin , „,,, „  i   ,\       ,,..*•
.lulin llugjies H-elronnd tin- deleg.iiih ,'Mr,  Lewis  will  einlmdy    recommi-uda-
ou linliiilf of lhe Indiana Hlnte I'i'deiii- I tIohh of cntiHlile-filble linpnrluiice tn the
Indianapolis, January 18
To the Officers and Members' of
the Local Unions District No.
18, United Mine   Workers   of
Brothers and Fellow Workers:
As you are aware, our annual
convention is called to convene on
Wednesday, February 2nd in the
city of Lethbridge, Alta.
The International convention
will not likely get through .until
January 29th,1 and it would be impossible for us to get back to the
District by the 2nd. You are
aware that, as your official representatives, we have a number of
important matters to bring to the
attention of the International Executive Board, and those matters
effect vitally the interests of Dist.
18 and its membership.
' Ordinarily, there is no reason
why any convention that is called
should be postponed to a future
date, but we believe that the best
| interest of the membership of Dist.
18 can be served by postponing the
convention to a future date to be
named later. • This convention
will be called as soon as we can get
back to the District.
In order that there will be no
misunderstanding, the   delegates
who are now elected to attend the
convention on Wednesday Feb. 2,
will be the delegates who are entitled to be present at the convention which will convene at a later
date.     You will see by this that
there is no disposition to change
the arrangement that local unions
haye .made with the exception of
changing, the.date of convention.
preciate the importance of changing this date and assuring you that
the convention will be held on or
before Feb. _3," wjth our   best
wishes for' She'' success -of the •"membership of District 18, we are
Truly and fraternally yours
W. B. Powell,.President
C. Stubbs; Vice-President
A. J. Carter,Sec-Treas.
P,S.—To the members of Dist.
18: I have consulted with your
representatives here and heartily
concur in the above act'.on to postpone your convention, as I know
that it will be necessary for them
to be here until the close of our
annual convention.
Sincerely and truly yours,
T, L. Lewis,
President U. M. W, of A.
Caught by Fall of Rock-
Had Only  Worked
Three Weeks ,
Another sad fatality occurred In No.
1 north on Monday n'ight about, ten
o'clock causing the death of a Slavonian, named John Kepsck. from * information received it seems that he
and his partner were working in No.
16 room off the first incline, loading
acar when without the slightest warning a large rock fell from tlie roof on
Kepsch's back, pinning,him down and
when he was taken out It was found
that ho had two or three rib's broken
on each side and' the spine crushed,
and was quite dead: He-had just been
working' up here three weeks, coming
in from* a ranch about thirty miles '
from Red Deer, where his,wlfo and
two children reside. It will bo a sad
blow to the poor wife when she hears
the news, as he had only come to,work
during the winter months"in the mines
up here.
. The widow of deceased arrived in
the city from Alberta on Thursday
night and the body was taken east
for interment on Friday morning.
Although not a member of the miners union it seems passing strange
that the body was taken away so suddenly and without the knowledge of
the local union officials, as in all
ed brothers in attending the last sad
rites. In this Instance. for' some unknown reason, this privilege of attending to'these particulars was denied to
"the mien.
A driver named Andrew Passock got
severely crushed between a car and d
door frame in No ft mine on Monday
night between 5 and C o'clock. He
was unconscious when found but is
progressing well at'tlmo of writing.
A phone hns boen installed ut the
rink nnd adds to the convenience of
Dw. pntroiiH, A good* hIk-cI. of Ice
will be nvnllublo for tonight,
• If n few ii nil on worn HcniM'rorl on
tlin sldr-wiill* loading norlh from the
prosntit post office It would . iirhvo
tho safety of podoRtrinns.
tion or l.ulinr, HiiylnK llnu hi* IiHI<-vim1 '
ihi' mlripru ri'iilb.tiil tlmt In<llnrinrinll«
wiin a giioil plni'i) tn hold tluilr cunvi'ii-
tii>UH, hn il.i-y li Hil lii'i-n coming to ttiln
rlty yi-ar nfter your. "
II* ri'fi'rri-il lo tli* .irrnnwi»t-niriin thiif
Alioui tuivi'iiti'i-n liiinilri'il i.'ri'ili>nilnl«
hnve Ill-en met'!vml but n niimln-r of
tin-Hi- nri' i|ii|illr«tliiri>i of niimnH, lie
enmp of iiui (ti'|i'Kiiti-ji ri-prt-Hi-nl umri-
ttillti   ntl"   Inc-iil   iinlrin Aivorifllltf   tn
Tlw Siimmi'i'H Stock Company, t ho
bent iill-roiind hi nek compiiny that hns
•'ver vIhIumI [-V-tiiI*-, hnvo njglitly plpim-
i'il Inrgo fliiill-.MK'.'H thin woiflt. lOvery
mmuhnr of thl»'hlgli cIuhh nggregiitlnii
Is n piny, i" of worth mul merit nnd uphold iheir rnHpecllve pnrth In n very
efficient mumier. MIhh !M1i> Hlev-
i'luinn the li'inliiiK linly Ih llll ik'Iivhk
of I'xn-ptloiut! nbllliy, nml ruptured
tin' hi'iirte of •■vi.-ryoiie who was preti-
eni on Mon dny'for tlm np'-nliig piny:
The Mnn nnd tlio Mourn). Mr. W. N.
Hlnlte |h one of tlio bi'Ht nnd moHt
nnt ur. nl urines we bine Iuul the ph-im*
ure nf Heelng. IIIn very miTiirnlnoHH
U IiIh grenn.-Ht f ent lire In our entlinn-
'!'*"', :•.■ '. '. :.' :, ?'.!.!,', '.,, !!, ,. I'.,;',
worlc nn the *yttii»*' l|r- -rni mci-h ta
exceptIntml nilvnntiigii iih Cynm Men-
lirnn lu the Mldillemiiii on Tlniniiluy
evening mid nothing hut woiiIh nf
prnlHe wum Iwnnl, Kvery other nieni-
III"!'    tit    till-    I MMIIVIIH-    ll    ftl'V "'I     H
would hi- unfiilr nml iiIiiiohi iinpoHH-
Ible to pHrliciilnrlxi'. Some good Hpe.
I'lnltloH nre pill on hnlwi-i-ii the itclw
to while nxxny Dw tedloiiH wnltlnK-
TIiIh nftornoon the clover fiirrc com-
cily "Jlrowii'H In Town' will he pregont.
$7(i,0() hns been placed in the trean-
ury towards tho hnll fund, the proceeds of a pair of Hudsons bny blankets ruffled by Mrs. Charlie McNab. A
great deal of praise ,is due to P. McPherson nnd H, King of Camps No. 2
nnd No. ii, and to Mr. Violet and Mr.
Cheney and to A. I-.nwIck of Waldo,
(ill of whom were very successful iu
selling tickets,
John Lewis, district gnmq warden,
and Mr, lliirgess of the Wood MnNnb
Lumber compiiny. Fernie, were Wnldo
visitors this week,
An evening whilst club wns organized ni the Wnldo hull on Wednesday
ovoning, After the curd gnmos woro
finished dancing wns indulged In nfid
ihe evening was much enjoyed.
Client er I'otllt of Ciiinp. No, .' lies
vory ill nl Wnldo. The Indies contributed gcnoroiiHly towards n fund
siiirii'd by Mrs, McXiib to' purchase
blnnkets for the mifferor.
C. I). Mc Nnl) returned from Kornlo
J, C. (.iirruther'H vIhIIciI In Wnldo
this week.
il""   innirii    iu   inn  iiiiiiiiMrriiiiii'i   nun        i Ntiri      »f i|«-     i'n  if i      iinniri <jw i  'iMlliiK      '" * * i     * ».       . .»
huil liimii niii'lo for Hie itnl-artulnment   ufflturn of   Un-  imtlimal  orKatil/iillon, I''"' '""' """K1" M""*". nnotlior
A meeting of the hcIioo! honrd will
bo held In the city hall on WodiioHiIny
evening nt 7,:!D, Tho two new mom-
bern of Hn' hon nl will he then sworn
lu niul ntln-r IuihIiiokh of lni|iortnuce
will In' inlteii up.
Tin' Hi'iond cninlviil of lhe Hi-nsnii
will he held nl the Hkntltig rink on
TiH'Hiliiy evening m«vi Tho Ice will
he In excellent nhnpe nnd the nffnlr
Hhouhl   prow   very  luten-Hiiiig,      All
HklltlTH   III   COHtUllli-   life   rel|UOHtOl|   tl)
he preHent  h1i;ii'|> on  time nn nt  H.tU
n griiiid mnrch will be given, nnd only '
the coiitumeil hIoiIcih inking part  In
tlio   rnlivti   will   lio   fniii'lil'1!-!'"*!   (nr   Min
prlzeH. After the illntrlhullon of tho
prizes Hkntlng will he genernl. The
prltofl nm 'itw for ndults nnd !._■ for
tlilldion, nml UiIh Ih very reiiHoiiitble.
Hurry  KlngHwond,  miner nt    Conl
f'n.eV    c'llll      «•'."    i,"    i>'*     *•"•)■    t.t
Jiinuury churgeil hi'fnre MiiKlstruie Al
iixumlnr with luivltig without Inuful
nut hot Ity, panned n dniiger nIuiiiiI; to
wit, n fence In n room tn the left off
the in III li (dope of HenvOi'H DeepH In
No. li mine on Jiinuury (lib, 1310. The
three; ni eiiscd plciujetl ttulliy to the chnrgo,
of thn ilftlrirnt'-H hy tin- Oxntnil I.ahor
t'lilmi, mul iuul ll.-il -Hi .txrrcini-hi hh
lo uiTuiiKi'iiii'Mtn fur UiPlr cnli-rtiilii-
miril liml lii-i'ii n»it''lti-il without tin-
ii,..| i,t nfl'ltr«lliiii,
In HtitiaklilK tit tli>- HilvanlaKi-** ili-riv-
i'il tiy Indlnnnpnlli through thv rnnvon-
lion* of iln- tfnlt-»tl Min* Worker* oi
Anicrlc/», he K»lil tlmt «h<->»» ronv.*n-
ttivrm wo'rc'.fh*- ttfnt nilvrriUcmpnt" 'or
tl," city that tnillanftpiilli c«uld    rtict.
hrtwi-vir. Ii Ih iiclti-vPil tlmt tli-n- un-1 net romody, will he on.     Wo hnve | hut   tho miiRlHtrnte, i|onlrlnK further
iiimiii  rifir.ii  inimlri'il iici*>-Kiifi-**i.   iiiii-i Heen  Nlobo  mngeil  before    mill  r«n I ovidoneo, cnlloiS fire Imidhou     Herbert
r.-itn...n nuilifm-il for tlm gn-iit iuimi.«r j K,iaranloo that this vompnny will glvo
ut ili*li'KHti*H  |m tilt- fuel Hint (lit- tni-m- 1     . . . ..        .
i,.',, ,,t.- ,l,owlr,g an l...-rr..^ Inl..r«t | >m raon* ,U,,n >'o1r Tn0m!>' * WOr,h nni1
lo tiif iirKHnDtitiliin. and nnoih»r t»;,W l«»Whii per mlnillo. The e-uitnlii
tlmt ttui nrgnni/iiilon Iiuk ii uri'iiicr I iIhoh uluirp ut 8.30 iiiiiI.iih the Cool
friiml.-J-htl. tl.it for wny y,-*r in If*, (;ri.„k trftJn wt|| ,„, j,0|,j „n,|| ,, ,0
(Continued oo page 8)
■ uitomniDiliUf iho people from  iIht-**-.
jlhe tb.Rtro uhould bo packoil.
I*nndfoar nml John HIkrh, who Knvo
ovidoneo to the offoU that this* room
had lie«»n fonoiil off owing In a rmiHlil-
ernblc i|uunllty of w* which mnde tin*
plner uninfo to work In. Klngnwood
wn* Hoiitoiiccd io om* week tn JnfV
without tho option of a fine, !<Hs«eweeaig$__>!»
Conducted under the" direction of "Proletiaran"
Address all matter for this  page to "Proletarian" District Ledger
, The Canadian Manufacturers Association is a powerful organization for
the protection of the profits of the
manufacturers. Its activities are
numerous and always in the interests
of the manufacturers. The manufacturer make their profits out of the
difference between what thoy pay for
raw material and labor and what they
sell their manufactured, products for.
Thus it is to their interests to increase
the price of their products to the pub-
lie by protective laws and monopoly
, agreements. It is also to their inter-
* ests to keep down the wages paid to
the workers and to prevent the work
day from being shortened. ,,
Tlie manufacturers cannot be blamed for this course.
They are in the business for what
they can get out of it. They are not
in business for the health or comfort
of the employees.
They are there simply to make what
they can. •
What I am going to say about the
manufacturers therefore, is not with
any animosity towards the manufac***
turers themselves. All I want- to do
is to point out to workingmen, whether unionized or not, tlie power of the
manufacturers and the.methods they
use in attaining iheir ends.
One of the great aims of the workers of the twentieth century is the
reduction of the working day to eight
hours.- This does not mean that the*
workers are lazy., This simply, means
that the workers want more time to
' spend with their wives and children,
for self cultivation, for the study of
politics and for recreation, When
men are compelled to work, ten twelve
or more hours per clay the men can-
,not live. They are nothing but flesh
and blood machines grinding out the
profits for,their bosses. ■'
The workers two years ago, endeav-
' sed by the Dominion government. The
bill was thrown out.     That bill was
thrown  out through the lobbying.-of
tho paid agents of the Canadian Manufacturers association. *   The    manufacturers association, whose members
live off the unpaid labor of their workers, saw    to it that the men    upon
whom rests thc" burden of thc work of
'Canada should not be freed from one
minutes toil laid upon them by their
masters. (
Listen to the following quotation
from a circular sent out. secretly to
tlie members of the Mnmifncturers
Association, urging them to still pay
their assessments for tho support of
tho Association: ,
"The Association needs your assistance. It feels it has earned your support. Its successful campaign re-,
cently against the Eight Hour Day
bill alone has saved the price of your
membership fee a hundred times over.
Yet this Is but one of the long list of
items which go to make a splendid
record of Parliamentary achievement.'
You workingmen who think that
your bosses nro your friends in pnrllfi-
mont should ponder the nbovo paragraph soberly, onrnostly mid seriously,
iuul mnko up your minds thnt you will
elect your own comrades to purlin-
mont In order lo make lnwn In your
Your hoBHOH wll,] soo to It. tlmt their
henchmen will do all Ihey cun to keop
you working long hours on low
Tlie worker is being robbed directly of about one half of what he earns
and indirectly of four fifths. Do you
not believe this? Then go to' your
boss and he will te.ll you not to believe
Socialist papers. ' It is to the interests of the bosses to keep you in ignorance. o
*   * ' * .
"All my life I have seen my family {
and my class suffer under the Unequal- j
itios of a system that produces paupers at one extreme and mult I millionaires at the other.     That is why I
am  In  this work.'—Elizabeth  Gurley
Flynn-Jones. '
** *   * . *
Capitalists assert that socialism will
■destroy the home; while at the same
time they will evict ai family if the
rent is not paid. How long are you
going to believe that old lie that socialism will destroy the home?
Very frequently we hear, the cry of
the manufacturer that the * 8 hour
day is impossible. It has been the cry
of the,manufacturers throughout the
past century that it was impossible to
reduce the hours of labor. In 1839 little children as young as five years of
age,were toiling in the cotton factories of England sometimes as long as
16 hours a day. Jn that year Shafts*
"bury moved, that the' hours for children be reduced from G9 per week to
58., 'Mr. Pease,, a Liberal, M. P. and
a Quaker, declared that "if the hours
of labor were abridged he must, unless ho submitted to torture and overdrove the children he would close his
That was in 1S39, so the wail of the
profit hunting manufacturer that he"
would be ruined if the hours of labor
were reduced is'no new thing.,* Take
a squint at that manufacturers letter
ancl   get their true view of the mat-
•' But the profit instead of being 85
per. cent of the wage bill, wohld be
only '60 per cent.  *
You can see how Mr, Secretary of
the Manufacturers association was
perfectly correct when he gleefully informed his masters ihat the defeat of
the eight hour bill had put hundreds
of dollars into the pockets of the bosses. '   ,.
In 1905 this 25 per cent extra profit
to tho masters amounted to*$20,000,-
000.   ■•
The above figuers hold good with
regard to-the other industries. The
profits of the street railways of Canada were 96 per cent of the total wage
bill.  *       '    -
The profit of the steam railways is
about* 90 per cent.
The profit on the labor of miners
comes to about one hundred per cent.
Ancl many of the miners have the 8
hour day already. •'
The eight hour day is perfectly feasible. But when Alphonse Verville
introduces a bill which would force
the government to buy only those supplies made under the eight hour day
condition for the workers, your members of parliament are more or less
hostile to the bill, and relegate it to a
committee composed in part of men
notoriously hostile to the measure.
Take another look at that letter,
read carefully that clause about the
influencing of members of parliament
ancl then, if you voted for a Tory or a
Grit at the last election, go and kick
yourself for your'past foolishness and
make one great big,' everlasting resolve that you will never more be
fooled by the smooth-tongued capitalist politicians into voting yourself into slavery.
Mrs. R. B. Benedict and, Miss:. Caldwell, The Chimes, was a beautiful one,
beautifully sung and'phrased to perfection. The audience very properly
encored this gem of part-singing. Mr.
It. T, Brymner accompanied this item
like the genuine music lover that he
is. The Soul of the Violin is the touching story of the love of a great musical artist.who In the day of his fallen fortunes, starving and desperate, is1
tempted to .sell his violin—a Stradav-
arlus—for mere money. The story
works up to the tragedy of the death
of the artist and the wrecking,of his
violin,, his companion for years ancl
years. In Mrs.'A. B. Macdonald the
story found both an artistic and a tragic interpreter. She fairly electrified
her audience. What is a most uncommon compliment for recitationlsts,
the audience imperatively recalled her.
Mr. Brymner was fine in his singing of
Armorer's song from Robin Hood, The
song appealed to him, and as usual,
he gave the music with the greatest
expression. He was recalled, and if
the people had had their way they
would have kept him oii the stage for
an hour.
45 Steam-Heated Rooms
Hot and Cold Baths
The King Edward
Fernie's  Leading  Commercial Hotel
The Finest Hotel in East Kootenay
J. L.   GATES, Prop.
- 5J
* The wage worker on the railway
earns about a thousand dollars,, per
year., The next time you meet • a
track hand going home.ask.him how
much    he gets of the .thousand dol-
ter.   ',. - ;•
Is the eight hour day possible in
Canada. Undoubtedly, it is. In many
trades the eight hour .day is already
here. The printing trade has it.
Other trades have it. All trades in
Can nil a- could  have it. .
On the labor of industrial workers
in Canada in 1901 the profits wore
eighty five per cent of the wage bill.
After paying all expenses including
cost of superintendence, the profits
were eighty five por cent, That means
Ihat for every fifty six hours worked
the worker worked thirty hours in reproducing the value of his labor power, while the owners of tho machinery
of production received as profits tho
products of twenty six hours df labor*,
The average week in 1901 was fifty-
six hours ancl a fraction, Now supposing that the week wns reduced,to
forty eight hours nnd thnt tho workers did not work nny faster or that
the method of production was not revolutionized following the reduction of
hours, tbo result would be that thc
bosses would still hnve eighteen hours
of lnbor from the workers tlio result
of which would bo clear profits.
Generally on tho reduction of hours
changes nre Introduced which ' go to
reduce the waste of lnbor, labor becomes moro productive, and tho bosuns do not lose so much. But even If
the hniirn of lnbor were cut down
wltli tho worker producing no more
por hour, the Ijohsoh would still make
a big profit,
lars a. year. If he denies the' fact,
you can gamble on the fact that his
boss, has him hypnotized. — Cotton's
He-The only way to keep servants Is to recognize them as
of agricultural fairs and exhibitions in
British Columbia.
, On Tuesday the lst of February and
following day a meeting of the Central
Farmers institute will be held when
all proposals, resolutions and matters
for important consideration will be
placed on the agenda and finally dealt
with during the convention. . This institute is representative of all . Farmers' institutes throughout the province
and all matters pertaining to agriculture and the betterment of the present condition of the farmer are laid
before the conference for consideration ancl decision. It is anticipated
that many of the Institutes are furnishing their representatives and delegates with proposals to submit to the
convention and which, if carried out,
cannot but have the best results for
practical operation.
On Thursday the 3rd of February,
the annual convention of the B. C.
Dairymen's-association will be held,
and on the following day the B. C.
Stock Breeders association will be in
A good program has been prepared
for both of these meetings, and many
interesting and valuable* lectures will
be delivered by well known authorities
on all 'matters pertaining to agriculture.
Nothing succeds like success and it
is evident that the knowledge disseminated throughout the proceedings of
these gatherings cannot but have the
best possible results in the further advancement of the agricultural industry
in British Columbia. -- The, C., P. R.
are issuing special excursion tickets
at single rate and the opportunity afforded the people from near and far
to combine pleasure with business in
coming to Victoria during the convention is one not often offered the public.
It is to be'hoped that many will avail
avail* themeslves of* the chance to hear
some first class practical addresses,
and* will also seize the opportunity to
She-HBut my cook would nevej
recognize nie as her equal 1
•   *    i
' tCranbrook Herald)
The concert given by Mr. H. C. C,
Salmon and his pupils on Wednesday
evening was a success in every way.
What was offered by Mr, Salmon's pupils   was all good, and all well worth
listening to,     And there were not too
many selection.0—only sorao half do;
zen all told—and   most intelligently
and enjoyably rendered by the young
people.     The opening item, the overture from Herold's Zumpa, went with
an immense amount of clash and lifo*.
Miss Illckenbotham  wns entirely at
her ease In her reading of Chopin's
Polonaise,   Op.   10,  overcoming    tho
technicnl  difficulties  fluently.      The
plnno quartette, "Over Hill and Dale,"
Ituroduccd four of the youngest of tho
perl'ormoi'8, Miss H. Frnsoi* nnd Miss
Lottie Lensk, and two little latin, .1,
Haslnni and W, Dalian,     They were
superior to all considerations of such
things as nerves, and did splendidly,
Lottlo   Lensk, wlio wns nt. tho first
plnno In this selection, cannot bo moro
than seven years old—another case of
hereditary musical ability,     Haydn's
"Toy Symphony" wns u'great Item. It
was well, dono In all partn,     To bo
suro thero wore somo of tho grown-ups
MivCorrlBon with tlio violin and Mr,
R. li. Benedict with the flute- -(pity
wo did not hear more of that beautiful
Instrument, nH nny, In nn obllgato for
a song hy Mrs. l'ntersnn or Mrs. f'olp-
man) hut It Is thn young pooplo who
did the work nnd deserve t,ho prnlso,
MIbb (.J, Watts gave a very elegant Interpretation of tho plnno scoro.     The
piece wns rn-dnmnniled nnd tho third
movement, given In response.   MIhh M,
Short Ih n clover and pramlHlng young
plnnlut who rufleclH very groat credit
on tbo tonehlng of Mr, flnlmoii.   Mvh.
K. J. Pntei'Kon'H lovely volco wim never
hoard to finer tidviuiinge Mum In lliu-
men t hii Ih Sunshine nnd Rnin. If pun-
nlhle, ulio wiih even bottor In her en-
corn Hong, The trie by MrH. Oolpinun,
During the week commencing 31st
January, Victoria will be in evidence
in all matters pertaining to agriculture. On Monday the 31st of January, a meeting of the secretaries of .the
Agricultural Fairs and Associations
of the province will take place. The
main aims and'objects of the convention are to arrange about the securing
of judges for future exhibitions so as
to"compile a circuit that will enable
fairs to be held on dates not conflicting with others situated in the same
district, Other matters portalnlng to
tho more effective carrying out of the
annual exhibitions throughout the province will be considered, and no doubt
as a result of mich a conference much
good will accrue to tlie advoncement
take part in! tlie 'discu?sTon~w_Icfi^wiir
fonow; . '--.'  -   - .'■
For information and'particulars of
the convention write to R, W. Hudson,
secretary-treasurer, Department of Agriculture, Victoria, B. C.,
Victoria Ave.
Fernie, B. C.
Fernie Livery, Dray & Transfer Co.
Contracts Taken ." 3
Including Stump Pulling, Land Clearing and Ploughing.    Leb us
figure on your next job »,
ii       * "   '• - '
Rubber Tired Buggies, New Turnouts
Rizzuto Bros.
■ A full line of shelf- and   heavy   Hard-
■ ware in- stock together  with a   *
.*-■.. complete range of Stoves , ■   ®
Furniture Department
\Our Furniture Department embraces the
most unique and up-to-date lines.
•••7,"       . Come in and have a look
1  J. p.  QUAEL FERNIE, B. C...I
A meetiiig'of the'committee who are
working to, raise a fund to purchase
artificial limbs for Master A. G. Law-
ley, aged four years, who met with a
serious accident on the M. F.'&'M. Ry.
last September,*' and has since been
unable to walk, was held at Coal Creek
on tho Oth inst.' , It was decided to
,1101(1 a concert in Pernie, if possible,
and to open a subscription list at once.
The committee would be very grateful if you will accept subscriptions on
thoir behalf, however small, as funds
aro urgontly needed for this deserving
George Finlayson,
Secretary of Commltteo
O Kind Stwvot Wevt
W. C. B. Manson
Fernie B. C.
PUTTING your spare dollars
in the Home Bank is an
investment at full compound interest. But it differs from an investment in this way: the money
can never be lost, and it may be
withdrawn at any time without
expense or formality. One dollar
.starts an account. Full compound
interest paid.
1 Andy Hamilton 1
pj „' - ^^ '    ' '     ~   ' $
1 Tinsmith and Plumber
1        We can furnish you with estimates in
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I '■'•""'"       anything in our line '     1
Singer Sewing Machines Co.,
Fernie; B. C.
Why be without a Sewing Machine when you   '
can' get one for $3.00 a month ?
Wm. BAR TN , Agt. (North of school) Pellatt Ave.
Have Your Palm Read.   Know Thy Future
I.f>nilln« mnn with the Hummi-nt Block Company.
The world famous Hlndo seeress and Prophet, Madame Del mar, hat no
equal in he rprofcnlon. Bhe stands alone, the Quen of Palmists. Without asking • question, and at a glance the gives names, dates, facts and
localities In the vast problem of life. Tells what you acme for and _tiar-
antees to reveal every incident in your life, past, preesnt and future; advises you on courtship, love, marriage and divorce; sales, changes speculations, wills, property, business losses, and sickness. Positively no fee
accepted In advance and not at all unless perfectly satltfled. This Is
fair, is it not7 Lessons in palmistry and hypnotism. Mediumlstlc
persons developed. Call early to avoid crowd. Office Hours 10 aim. to
9 p.m.
Big Saving
25 to 35 per cent.
You will   savo by buying Clothing from us.
Coinpleto  stock  of WinLor goods.   Call and
hoo ns boforo you buy oIhmvIicvo,
Sweaters, 75c, Wool Sox 3 pair 50c
Pure Wool Underwear, suit $1.75
Flannel Shirts $1.25 each
Nnxl tn Iloclniii'n dimly Htoro
Noxt. to Northern llnlnl     Z
Mra, Wlao: Ro you nro Rolnn to
marry nml; ro to houBoltoopIni? oh?
Why, and you don't know tho first
tlilnfc About lioiiHukoepluK?
MIijb Pert: Yoh I do.
Mr*. WIh.s; Well ,J'<1 llkok lo know
wliiii 1
Ml«3 Perl: Tho first thing la lo eel.
n man to keop  houso  for,— Catholic
»   »   *
- "I   hear HlnlcH says nnrrlncc is a
'It waa In Ufa catc, She married tho
othnr follow,'
Alberta Show
Case Works
Xfnnnfurtuiri-rt   of
Calgary, Alta.
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, (Continued from page 1)
W. J. Bell, mentioned in despatches
as among those seriously injured, is a
cousin of;Dr, Gordon Bell, aud Wilson
7 Bell of Winnipeg. He was a native
of* Pembroke and. lived there for many
years, but of late has been in the lum-
■bering business at Sudbury.
C. P. R. Fireman L. Avery, from
North Bay, who was one of the passengers reported drowned may be safe
on later advices, his two companions
are undoubtedly drowned.
D. A. Hundy, of the general CiP.R.
staff Montreal, has been located and
was not on the train as was at first
Fireman Reasback of North Bay,
took out an insurance policy for ?2,-
000 the day before the wreck., His
relatives live In Vanleek Hill.
75 Reported Dead
SAULT STE. MARIE, Jan. 25—Lat-
• * - .   ■ *i
est developments at the scene of the
train wreck near Natyn make it practically certain that the list of victims
will reach 75.
So far 31 bodies have been recovered, and the majority of them have
been identified. There were 30 persons
,.   in a colonist car and it is not thought
possible that a single ■ person in this
car escaped.
1     There  are  still  believed  to  be  a
". dozen bodies in the dining car, bringing the list of victims up to 75 or even
- Two hundred persons were at work
at the ••scene of the wreck all day
Sunday and succeeded in securing a
number of bodies.
The'   work is in charge of D. Mc-
Nichol,'first vice-president of the C.
"P. R. ■
Survivor's Vivid Story
.   . SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. Jan. 25—
Wm. Dundas of Ottawa, mail clerk on
the ..ill-fated train tells the following
graphic story:-" ; .   • '
••Wo left Nairn Centre at* 12.42, and
. nothing unusual was noticed until we
' reached the bridge at Spanish„Riv_er.
when about half a train's length from
■ the   bridge I felt the train pulling in
..a very, rugged manner, behind me,' and
I knew that a portion-of the train was
.off the track. For a distanco the train
pulled on..and.then.l felt the .air brakes
applied.-'    I kept to .'the train when
I felt her pulling up and directly we
were down on the other side of the
bridge I jumped.
^Immediately the-second-class car
jumped the track it struck an upright post on the bridge and telescoped. , The first part remained on
the bridge and burned, while the
other hnlf simply leaped out Into tho
strennvthe other two conches behind
it, one half of,the broken.enr took Its
victims with II, Those in the first
half wore burned, while those In the
second hnlf wero drowned, A few wero
rescued from the burning enr.
"The dond tnkon from' tlio half
which jumped Into tho river wore recovered nnd numbered ton, Tho first
four tnkon from tho hnlf which wns
burned were alive, but nro badly Injured, nnd I doubt If thoy nro still
living, "
"Directly I jumped from the train
I.looked about to rondor some assistance. Thero were tlmn only two wo-
mon to bo seen. The shrieks of tho
Injured und dying could bo honrd but
1 could not seo any ono but tho two
women o nour side of the river, Thoro
woro only three of us to do anything
tho romnlndor wero on the othor side
of the bridge, nnd could not got
ncroHH, Lator we wero Joined by two
men who woro engaged lu bridge construct Ion fnrthor up tho river. Wo flvo
worked anil did nil wo could for flvo
hours, boforo othor nBnlutnneo reached
A Graphic Description
A thrilling and'graphic account of
nn oftcapo, from death Bitch nn not ouo
mnn In a million would over oxporlonco, wiih minted tonight hy Mr,
Uyron J. JVnrco. traveller, Toronto,
who wiib n juiBHiuiKor In tho flml cIuhh
conch, Mr. I'uurcu wuh ono of the vory
fow flrat clnmi piiBHOiigei-H lo oscnpo,
Ho cnu'igoil from tho doomed cur after
It had been thrown Into tho river and
ho Iuul boon undor Hut Ire, hnd nfter
KoUlim out nf Hie enr ho v/ns not pop.
mlttod to reach land without Ix-lng en
gulfed in the icy river. Notwithstanding his injuries and ,his soaking wet
condition his clothes soon being frozen stiff,'Mr. Pearce, as soon as, he
reached the shore, bravely started out
to warn the railway officials at Nairn,
Centre, and was the first to secuer aid
for the injured passengers. He tramped the five miles between the Spanish
river and Nairn, part of the way in
company with an injured Russian, often falling in the snow from weakness,
and finally reaching a "freight train
at Nairn siding in a half dressed and
almost exhausted condition, his hurts
Avere attended to there and he was
sent on to Sudbury.   , ,
"I had taken the train at Sudbury
about 11,55 a.m., it being a little behind time,', said Mr. Pearce, "and
was sitting alone In the forward part
of the first-class coach until we came
to Copper Cliff, where I was joined
by a young man named Carey, an air*-
brake Inspector, whom I had met in
Sudbury. He was telling me of .what
he proposed to do when he got to
Winnipeg, saying he was going to open
an office and expected to do somo
real estate, business. I had told him
of a cold I .was'suffering from, and
he opened his grip and showed me
some lltserlne, 'saying I should get
some of It. Then he spoke of the
apeparance of his grip saying , that
he must get a new one when he returned to Montreal, s
'A Terrible  Experience
"Just then 1 wanted' a drink,   and
clapped  him on the knee, saying I
would be back in a minute.-    I"had
just reahc dethe cooler in the alcove
move it. It gave way and this seemed
to loosen the ice under my chin. My
feet seemed to rest on something firm
and I started to break the glass in the
ventilator. That done I tried to put
my head through but it would not go,
so I turned it sideways and got it
stuck, my cheek cutting on the glass.
I'then worked' my body through up to
my hips, and finally succeeded in getting out on the ice and climbed to the
roof of the car, running to the nearest
shore. There I found about five feet
of space between my car and'the diner, and the river was crowded with
floating ice. I then jumped on the
largest piece and it turned over with
nie, throwing me into the river beyond
my depth. * On coming to the surface
I grasped at the diner, and cut my
hand on some object finally dragging
"myself up. I ran along the diner roof
and found it about five feet from the
shore, but a door or"something had
already been laid across this space.
Everyone was wildly excited but _•>■
first thought was to get word'to a
station we had just passed, and I
started on the way to Nairn.
"It was a good deal longer than I
had thought, and walking was none
too good. There was an upper crust
on, the snow that was all right' in
most places but occasionally I would
break through and go up to my knees,
and then I would lay there for a few
minutes half dazed and hardly knowing where I was. After a while a Russian, bleeding badly about the head,
came up with me and we plodded on
together. - About 200 yards out of
Nairn 'we met a freight train on the
siding and asked me what was, the
matter. I told him that No. 7 had gone
into the Spanish river. He gave, an
ejaculation and asked where the train
crew were, and I told him that everything had gone into the river. ' But
how many were killed, he persisted.
It's not how many were killed, but
how many were saved; I replied.
"Then he took me into the cab and
ran   back to Nairn, where they took
Sunday School SS
fOn the Lesson by the Rev. Dr. Linscott for the International
Newspaper Bible Study Olub.   —	
JANUARY 30 1910
Lending huly with tho Summers Stock Company,
near tho rear end of the car when I
folt the jnr and the' HOiiRUtlon of
tho enr running along tho ties. I In-
Bluntly graapod the wnter cooler ns
fnr as I could got my hands mound
It, nnd thon cnmo the awful sensation
of being pulled through space. Thon
tho mirror wiih smiiHhod Into n ihoim-
nnd ploccH, tho windows wore slinttor-
ed, nnd there was nn awful crunshing
Hound. Tho" next thing I realized I
was under wnter In nn awful confusion of glims, hrokon timbers and Ice.
1 hnd tho tctrrlhlo fooling of trying to
get nlr Into my lungs and Involuntarily
opened my mouth nnd nlmoni choked.
My body felt that It wan In visa nml I
hoped thnt the end would romo quickly. JiiHt then I felt my hend touch
the top of the enr, which gavun mllghl
lift and clenred my. hond of the wnter,
Through the ventilator I could hho thu
ro In lho rivor and tho bridge, on
which the hocoikI cIuhh couch was
burning fiercely, I big chunk of Ico
wiih firmly held under my chin nnd* I
could Hcnrcely move. Then I hiiw a
piece of mnhognny nenr my arm nnd
I wnrl'i'd my hnnd Ioorc and tried to
The instinct oi modesty natural to every women Is often s
freat hindrance to the cure oi womanly diieuiei,   Women
shrink irom the pcnonal questions ol the local physician
, i • i .   . ., ti     i      ,      . r '
'•".'•.u HS.V.- ••_...._.'._.      Hui iiwuiut XiL tkkfMiifcUun  tt  tttl'
horrent to them, and no Ihey endure in silence • condition ,
of dlicaie which surely profrctiet from bad to vrone.
It ha* beta fir. Plena'a privilege to cure a
treat many women who pave found a retui*
tor modeety In hia otter ot PftBE eoneulta.
tion by letter. Till eorraapondenea la held
aa aaeradly eenUdenllal. Xddreaa Dr. K. V.
Pierce, Butlalo. *S, Y.
Dr. Pleree'a Favorite Prescription restores end rrfulstri
Ihe womanly functions, abollihet pain and builds up end
puis the tinlshinj touch ol health oa every weak woman
who gives it t fair trial. "
It Makes Weak Women Strong.
Sick Women Well*
You can't afford to accept a ttertt nostrum as a eubititute
(ut this noa_lu>Uolio akttitcta* or imoi»n comkmiiiom.
'    4
mo to tho hotel nnd gnvo mo the host
of attention so fnr ns thoy hnd the
fncllltloB, The freight thon rnn out to
the hridgo nnd thoy took,us to Sudbury, When I was taking off my
clothes* I folt solid musses of hard
stuff ngninst my sldo und when 1
took off my clothes they foil to tho
floor, nnd 1 found thoy wero frozen
chunks of pulverized glass thnt hnd
boon ground through my clothes.
Mr. Penreo snld thero were about
•10 persons lu the first cIuhh conch,
ns well iih ho could Judgo nnd nil he
knows to hnve oHcnpod nro n mnn by
the mime of Johnston from Uellovllle,
nnd u brnkomnn named MoitIhoii. Do*
nlol Ih made that Car Inspeclor C,
Cnroy wiih on tho 111 fntod trnln. J,
Wall, rancher, Montana, who lind been
upending IiIh ChrlmmiiH holldnj-s nt IiIh
home In Renfrew, wns (he fourth victim to ho taken from the dining enr
early thin morning, IiIh IiiiikIh looked
clinging to a lint rack.
Oodles Will Not be Found
TORONTO, Jan. 2«~It Ih hiiIiI the
wilier under the bridge ut SpauUh river Ih fifty feet deep ami the current
Ih uwift, ho thnt some of tlm bodlcH
innv never he reeovcnxl. fInntInn- mi.
dor the Ice nnd going Into the <ii»or-
giiin buy with the spring freflhets.
ThomiiH Hay, claims agent, niul
Conductor Ili-yuoIiU tioili hoierely hi).
Jural, are confined lo bed but nro
Milling along well,
Where Wreck Occurred
Spanish River l» 38 iiiI1«-h from Sud
bury and Is orosBod by tho C. P. II.
with nn Iron bridge. When tho train
left Sudbury nt IU noon, It carried
about one hundred personn. TJic train
j was made up   hh   follows:—Kngine.
j bnggago car. express enr. second claim
-I'oneh. colonist,   first cIiibh coach diner and Pullman.
The bridge w»a approached at a fair
rato of spued, and the engine, mall
bnggARo nnd express cars had gone
onto the structure when from reasons
uoi ,xtx iuu*ni»lii. il, iht. truck* Jump-
j ed tbe track.
Some Laws of the Kingdom
.thew 5-17-26, 3848.
Golden Text. , Be ye therefore per-
feet even as your father which is in
heaven is perfect.     Matt. 5:48.
Verses 17-20—In .what sense did
Jesus- fulfil the law' and the prophets?
How many persons can you recall,
from the scriptures or otherwise who
did the perfect will of God, other than
Jesus? ,
There are those who teach that it is
impossible for any man to keep the
commandments of God, what reason
Is there to suppose that these are
among tho number whom Jesus calls
"the least in the kingdom of heaven?' ,.   •
What was the righteousness of the
scirbes and Pharisees? •
What are the reasons which lead us
to believe, that all God's commandments are reasonable, and keepable by
all Christians, and that those wlio do
•do not keep them are verily culpable?
Verses 21, 22--Recall the prominent
outward sins, and then say if any,- or
all of them can be committed in
God's sight, without the culminating
or outward act being committed?
, Why is a man who, out of an angry
revengeful heart, calls his brother a
fool and would like to consign him. to
the worst of suffering, in danger of
suffering himself that to which he
would'consign another?
Verses 23-26—Why cannot a man
truly worship God, or eajoy the love
and favor of God, while he has any
bitter feelings in his heart toward another?
According to the teaching of Jesus
what is our duty towards a person
who is angry with' us either with or
without cause? ?
Verses 38-41—Are these precepts to
be taken literally ■ and if ■ not', then
what do they mean?
Cee Exodus 21:24, 25, Lev. 24:20 and
say whether or not yo uthink these
laws aer in harmony with the_ teaching of Jesus? 7
Are these precepts of Jesus given as
principles," and what is the difference
in the two ideas?
,-Can you mention supposed cases,
where it would.be wise to literally carry out these precepts of Jesus,- and
other cases where it would violate the
spirit of'the teachings of the Lord to
do so? '
What motives would compel a child
of God to literally carry out these
precepts, when and' as often as the
Holy Spirit should Indicate?
Vorse .42— What attitude" should
the Christian always lake In the matter of giving or loaning money to thoso
ln need?
Verses 43-4-1—What are llio advantages of loving our "enemies and the
disadvantages of hating thom?   *
What does it imply, yractlcally tu
lovo onr eenmles, and is lt possible of
performance by overy Christian In this
dny? ..'       ,
Verse, 15—Why does God treat the
evil ns well as ho does the good In'
tho nintter of sunshine and rain and
the •*i:iiili" cl'union >.••■•■ h*hks of lif-.?
V')":'_ !i!-47—Wh!i h '-I'tH the j'h. .'.*
or sot-'.: mil of life aid why, rim ;ji'n-
e'rous und forgiving or the harsh and
those who render ovll for evil?
Verso IS.—What docs Jesus moan
by this commandment, to be prefect
na Qod Is perfect?
(This finest Ion mum he answered In
writing by lho members of the Club.)
Lesson for Sunday, February Cth,
Almsgiving nnd   Prayor.     Matthew
0: Hf..
Almsgiving nnd Prayer. Matthew
fi: MC. .
Golden Text, Tnko heed thnt ye do
not your righteousness before men to
be seen of thorn, Mntt. (1:1.
VorsoH M—What definition would
you glvo of n hypocrite?
If a mnn Ih renlly irylng to he a true
Christian, but loves to have his good
works acknowledged by the church
and the world, and takes pains to have
that done, how would you characterize
him? a
. Tf a man gives more to religion and
charity when the fact is published than
he does when it is not known in what
class would you place him?   .*, -
If one gives with the motive of helping his fellows, and to glorify God, will
the fact that his beneficence is published displease God? Why?
Verses 5, 6—Give''reasons for your
opinion as to whether there are those
today, who act as if they were righteous, in the matter of going to church
etc, but who are not actually true to
How would you describe a man who
goes to church, or prayer meeting, in
order that it may help hisbusiness or
profession?   .
If a man prays longer in public than
he does in private, is he necessarily a
Why does Jesus so strongly recommend private prayer, and what are its
In what class would you put' those
private prayers which consist only of
reading, or reciting,'set prayers aud,in
repeating a form of words?
Verse 8—As God certainly knows
what things we have need of before we
ask him, what is the "use of asking?
(This question must be answered in
writing by members of the club.)
, Verse 9— Did Jesus give the Lord's
Prayer as a form to be used, or as a
model for comprehensievnes's and brevity, or for both, or for' some other
What was the chief thing in the life
and personal testimony of Jesus, that
also --ihould and may be the chief thing
in the life of every man?
Verse 10—What should we long and
pray for more than all else?
What would turn earth and its sorrows, into .Heaven with all its blessedness?
Verse 11.—Have Christian's a right
to expect that God will supply all the
necessaries of life, and does he always
do so?
Is God under obligation to supply us
with daily bread?
Verse 12—On what grounds does
God forgive us our sins?
Does Jesus mean here that God will
forgive us exactly as we forgive others, or Is there a difference?
Verse 13.—In what way * does   God
B. E. WALKER, President   '
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Branches throughout Canada, and in United States and England
Every facility afforded to fnrmei. and
ei-s"for the transaction of   their hanking
•Sales notes will be cashed or token for collection.
equal facility.
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Accounts may be opened  by mail and monies
deposited   or   withdrawn   in this Wav with
Manager, Fernie.
leacTus .nTb~fempta^ibir?
* Verses 14,"'15—If we forgive our fellows, is God under obligation-to forgive us? •
.   Lesson for Sunday, Februarv   13th,.
Worldliness and Trust.    Matthew 6
Wholesale and Retail
Just come into our store and take
. a. look around you will find a wide
-range to choose from.   We stock
Pickled   Lambs'. Tongues,   Pigs'
Feet and Tripe.
You   will    like   our   "Empress"
Brand of Mince Meat.
j The 41 Meat Market Limited
I Wholesale and Retail Butchers
•     Back to our Old Stand
 We-beg-to-announee -0-"ourTTiany*icustom^s-tfiat-we have  re7'
moved to our old quarters next the Bank of Commerce pending the
erection of our new building opposite the King Edward hotel.
Harvard—I played ligrtt roles.
Egge—And waa turned down?
Total assets of over thirty million
dollars are entrusted to the custody
of the Bank of Hamilton.
Your Savings Account Solicited.
Fernie Branch
In tho nun lor of an application for
lho Issue of a duplicate Corllfleulo of
Title to I.oih (J and 8 lllock '> of bot i
5-15." Group 1 Kootonay Dlnlilcl  Mnp!
7!li*. j
Notice is hereby given thai it Is my j
liiloiillon to Ihhuo at. tho nxplrnilon of'
ono month nYtor the firm publication
horoof n diipllcnto of the certlfl-Mito
of Milo to tho nbovo monlloned laud
In  the nnmo of John   I»odbloluiU'll*,
which cortiric-uto    Is datod the Ulth
October linw. nnd numbered 2803A.
Deputy District Registrar |
I.iuly  Itr-KlHiry  offlco,  NMhoii,  H, C. |
Jiitiunry 8th, I UIO. ritjr.l.l'l-2!
Fernie Opera House
A. PIZZOCOLO, (Lesser)
Every Night a choice Program
of Moving Pictures and Vaudeville. R(*«?r film*? entirely v.cw
for the citizens of Fernie. The
Programme changes 3 times
a week.   Orchestra every night
Are You
Connected ?
Arc you ready to receive Hie power and light
from thc now Bystom? Now is tho time to havo
connections and wiring dono. Wo can savo you
money. Wo havo all styloH and makes of fixtures
motorB ancl gonorators. See us nt onco. Tlio
powor will bo on soon. Estimates* and expert ad-
vico choorfully givon.
Depew, Macdonald & McLean Co.
1_1*!C -tHc-M 1  Cltr**tii'fp**%i:ni'r*j
The House Well Heated
Usual Prices.   Good order maintained
Central Hotel
A Mosley, Dining Room Proprietor
Open Sunday
V.t rt iVhlr.a V.«»  »».,|,'l*j. f■» -I ,]*■
WarkinxuuA'-i   Tuil-j   SulitUeU
Pollock Wine Co. Ltd
Phone 79      Baker Ave. P.O. Box X".
Wholoholi; Impm-ii-m mul I-Jxpoilcrs
of Wlm.'H, Hiandii>;*i. '^.finlluK l*'or.'i7i*
and iJoni'iHilc \Vhl»l'l<.>« im) ('.(ns.
Largo mock of I-Vrnot nranun. Iinliiiu,
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, I'-iUur, All- und i'iRnr».
j    Agcntd for U'nulitnha Arcadian \W
iffr, S-hllle IWr and Dw famous HI**.
| Valloy Hrt'Wlnu Co, Ltd. Huer. draught
land Tioltlod.
:    Special  tkit'Mition  givim  to  famil/
, tutlv,.
j'i    Our Motto: Pure goods and   qulcn
•1 delivery.
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Published every Saturday morning,
at its office, Pellatt Avenue, Fernie,
B. C. Subscription $1.00 per year in
advance. An excellent advertising
medium. Largest circulation in the
district.   , ,
Advertising rates on application
Up-to-date facilities for the execution
of all  kinds of_ book, job and*   color
-work.     Mail orders receive special attention.
W. S. STANLEY,   -
Manager and Editor
Office Phone 4!? Residence 9
'-ft* *>-- -.
Harvey W. Wiley, chief,of
of the
the Bureau of Chemistry
United States, aiitl author of the
pure food lnw. in an interview
suggested a new national movement for the control of high prices
of foods, which lie thinks will be
more just, more effective nnd
more legal than the boycott.
Dr. Wiley's suggestion is that
the legislatures of all of the states
in the union enact laws fixing a
limit on 'the prices that can be
charged for the necessaries of
life. He thinks the governors of
the states would* be justified in
calling special sessions for this
purpose, and that, at least, it
should be given serious consideration when tlie legislatures to be
elected this year meet in regular
" Congress, which is looking' into
the excessively high prices charged in* the District of Columbia,
mightpave the way for the States,
Dr. Wiley says, by enacting    a
--model law on the subject that
would apply to the District of
Columbia, but which"can be the
model for state statutes -on the
He will make this suggestion in
a more formal way when he appears" before    the    congressional'
sons engaged in it, and bacon at
32 cents a pound is outdoing the
1 think there is no doubt ,that
the state possesses the police power to enact laws putting a limit on
the prices to be charged for the
food necessaries of life.
, "tt would be legitimate, and in
my opinion, highly proper, to pass
a' law which would prevent the
baker from charging more than
$10 for the flour that costs him $6
or the restaurant and hotel keeper from charging more than a certain legitimate profit over the cost
of the food and the preparation
for serving it.
"Saloon keeeprs should be obliged by law to sell so much beer
j for a nickel." in stead, as i.s now the
case, of a spoonful of beer and. a
glassful of foam. Often a so called
quart of olive oil is no more than
a pint, and a gallon of molasses
is in fact three quarts. The state
powers should take these matters
in hand."
"" Dr. Wiley vigorously denies tlie
f charge made by dealers all over
the country that the pure food law
is largely' responsible for the increase ,of profits. On this point
lie said:
'-'Anybody who feels guilty of
a crime .usually tries to put it on
somebody else. The food law
has raised no price, but it has se:
cured the delivery of' the thing
purchased. Formerly a man could
sell an adulterated article for the
genuine. Now* he has to sell it for
what it is.
"The thing most complained of
in regard to high prices is meat,
over which the food and drug law
.has no control." Canned- foods,
over, whicli the law has control,
were never so.cheap as they are
now.   '
The; pure food„la*\y has enabled
the consumer to get more of th_
real articles for the money,he/invests than he could, -svart'io'in his
life.  .,..,.'■ '
,.V:<rTheve are perhaps a number of
manufacturers of foods who no*
rdxm b l—worri cl—b e~ gl ad*
Agents of the Dominion Coal
Co. of Cape Breton N. S., are
at work trying to' induce miners of Wilkesbarre and other
anthracite mine towns to go
there and scab.* District and
local officers should exert
themselves to prevent them
from securing    any men for
- such purpose.
A strike has been on in Nova Scotia and at these mines
since July 6 with every pros-
•■ pect of winning.
.,, Don't go there and try, to defeat your brothers who are
fighting for the right to organize ancl better conditions of
'" Stay away. Due notice will
be given     in these columns
' when the strike is won. Labor papers, please copy.
Canada's Greatest, Favorite, namely,
the Jeanne Russell Company for Saturday, February nth. matinee and evening, and that they will present J.
M. Barrie's' greatest Scotch creation,
namely Tlie Little Minister, conceded
to be the best of all greatest Scotch
comedy dramas. , The management
also wish to announce that the Russell Company is now greatly augmented
an dstrengthened ' in various ways;
with many new' faces, principally Mr.
Norvai MacGregor, lately leading man
with Miss Florence Roberts. Mr. MacGregor has toured the world, having
played leading parts in almost every
important^ city in the world. He carries'with him the praises of the press
from.the four corners of the globe;
many other members, real good performers, have joined the company
since' last seen here. „ '
The company now has special seen-,
ery for each and every production, and
they consist of the latest eastern rep-
ortoire, successes—a special musical
programme'is also now a feature and
specialties of the highest class to con-,
form with the play of the evening/The
RusselUCompany is now th£' largest,
-high prices chargjgd/at, the capital
city- ''_* /--/"-    ,'■
]")r. Wj-jev. whose experience in
_ « ■**
administering the pure food law
has given him rare opportunities
to judge of the cause of the increasing prices, attributes the entire trouble io a large extent to
combinations being formed among
"Grocers," said he. "enter into
a combination with wholesalers,
and a promise is made not to sell
• goods below a certain price.
Butchers do tlie same thing and
the result is that butchers are riding around in automobiles, while
laboring man of the city
llio poor
"The, same sort of combination
is forcing up the price of clothes.
-A Inilor will buy $4 worth of cloth
and make .--MO worth of clothing
out of it, lie will pay his man $*>
for making the suit and liave Ml
clear profit.
"The states should not uiidor-
"take to prescribe what mon shall
en'l nnd woiii'but thoy have a right
to sny that profits shall neither be
prohibitive nor destructive.
".Any increase in the price of
foods duo to the natural laws of
supply and doiunnd can not he remedied, but nil methods of handling products which tend to keep
up prices, nil combinations botwoon manufacture!', jobber and
retailor to keep up exorbitant
prices charged by persons handling food products oan bo remedied.
"In my opinion it would bo n
proper thing for the states to on-
i ot laws to limn the profits on the
neooKsurioN of life,
pure food.law repealed, hut I have
yet to find any demand on the.
part of a "consumer for the abrogation of that protection which the
pure food law was intended to afford him,"
The suggestion of action b> the
state legislatures coming1 from
such an eminent authority on -the
causes which raise the prices of
foods, as Dr. Jiiley. is highly interesting, and probably will lead
to a'numbor of bills to regulate
Dr, Riley does not approve of
the meat* boycott in progress in
various parts of tho country at
present. He says that if a boycott against a stove company is
illegal, as held by the courts, then
a boycott against a grocery store
is also illegal.
the strongest and the .^est and
most thoroughly ■'equipped' company,
and seco^fl'to none of any in the Dom-
inio;,-;. ' The Russell Company is a
guaranteed company, and we are thoroughly assured of the best that there
is possible to procure and presented
in the most thoroughly and modern up
to date way.        _y >
The''surroundings, and the atmosphere are made to conform with the
_roduction.--carrying one'back to the
scene of action—thereby making it
possible to see and hear and to receive
the benefit and enjoyment that should
be derived from a first class attraction
produced iii a proper manner, and by
a first class company.
store-keeper in all its branches, and
to buy, sell or deal In, by wholesale or
retail," goods, stores, chattels and effects of every„kind, an%d to transact all
kinds of agency and Commission 'bus--
iness: '■' ■ ,   -,
■*   - .*^  ,
(f.) To carry on any other business,
whether manufacturing or otherwise:
which may seem to the Company capable of being conveniently carried on
in connection with any of the above'
businesses or objects,,'or calculated, directly, or indirectly, to enhance the
value or to render profitable any of the
Company's property or rights, for the
time  being: "' ^
(g.) To erect, build, equip and operate flour or other mills, grain or other
elevators, warehouses, houses, stores,
and other buildings and works necessary,, or which the Company deems necessary or expedient lor any of its
purposes:  -'
(li.) To acquire and take over, as a
going concern,- if the company deems
it desirable to do., so, the undertaking
of any or all of the assets and liabilities of Raymond Milling, and Elevator
Company, Limited:
(i.) To acquire and undertake the
whole or any part'of tin? business, property and liabilities of any person or
company carrying on any business
which this Company is authorized to
carry on, or possessed of property or
rights suitable for the purposes of this
Company; and to enter into partnership
or into any arrangement for sharing
profits, union of interests, co-operation,
joint advonture.'oi; otherwise, with any
person or company carrying on or engaged in, or about to carry on or engage In, any business or transaction
which this* company is authorized to
engage or carry on, or any business or
transaction capable' of being conducted so as to, directly or indirectly, benefit  this Company;
(j) To take or otherwise acquire and
hold shares in-any other, company
having objects altogether or . in part
similar to those of this Company, or
carrying on any business capable of
being conducted so as', directly or indirectly, to benefit this Company:
(k.) To enter into any arrangements
with any Government, or any authorities, municipal, local, or otherwise, that,
may seem'conducive to the Company's
objects, or any of them, and to obtain
from, such Government, or any other
authority,- any rights, privileges, and
concessions which the Company may
think it desirable to contain, and^-fo
carry out, exercise', and cornply"\vith
sueh arrangements,'rights,/ privileges,
und concessions;..—"'"""'    •
G-) ,T0 Establish and support, or aid
._i the establishment and support, of
associations, institutions, .funds, trusts,
and conveniences calculated to benefit
employees or ex-employees of tho
Company, or the dependants* or connections of such • persons, and to grant
pensions or allowances, and to make
payments towards insurances, and to
subscribe or guarantee money for charitable or benevolent objects, or for any
exhibition, or for any public,' general
or  useful, object:
(tn.) To promote any company or
companies for the purpose of acquiring
all or any of the property and' liabilities of this Company, or for any other
purpose which may seem, directly- or
indirectly, . calculated to benefit this
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{«_______WagBHHHHMM--_---n«MHMMMnN__H .
Teai acquires a flavor under the , peculiar climate
of (Jeylon that" cannot be acquired anywhere else on
earth. The delicate fragrance and delightful aroma of
On .first class
business and residential .property .-
Real Estate & Insurance
Cree & Moffatt
wiU please you7  Buy a package to-day from your
grocer.   You'll like it!
Electric Lighted     >. " steam Heated
The Waldorf Hotel
First Class Accommodation for Travellers
Hot and Cold Water |_.,A. Mills, Manager
Bui' supplied with  the  best Wines,
Liquors and Cigars   *
On January 11 th ,T. T. Griffiths and
John Moxon were charged before Lille
local with di'scrimminatlng against, a
fellow workman and reporting him*to
the company in such a way as to lose
iiim his job. A committee of five were
nnmed as per constitution, and after
hearing evidence pro and con came to
tho conclusion that Dwso members
wore n detriment to our local, and
should be expelled from our body,
This passed in committee unanimously
and tho roport was adopted by Lille
Local on January 10th at regular meeting.
Our fair city has grown so
much in the Inst year thnt it is
iiniiftrntivc to hnve letter boxes in
sovornl parts of tlin city to iicuom-
module tho. citizens, Lots of cities Hint are not, as bii'ij-c* as Fernie
can boast of thoso conveniences.
If you live out in tho norlh end,
in West Fernie or the Annex and
want, Io post a letter you have to
journey riulit up town, Anotliev
feature thnt appeals to us is the
mutter of n free delivevy, At present at certain times of the day it*
is a matter of wnitinjj for hours to
fjet nny mail, owinp" to the rush,
and lots of people ennnot wait
Ihnl Ion j;. We should have a delivery nml post boxes.
•'CoilllilliilfN  Aot,  JS07."      C'niinilli,
yliici' nf llrKUli C'oluniMli.
No. r.r,7
Whnt will Fernie attain during
this ruiiiiijjj year'.'     With proper
iiilininistnition we should double
.   .our present population.   We liavc
The poopv who ent terrapin  ..    ,..,.,.        ,, .  ;   ,,,n
. '.    ' , . ,,  ,   Mlii' laeilities, all we want is thc
push.     j'lie Vou one of the   push-
and drink   chiinipiinne ini|»ht in
left to l'i(.'lit it out nl'iiio. but. the
it...   I,.,,,   Il\,.   niwlfinl.l iu]   vlnbl   it,
inf.it  in-ill
mwlrti il.l i
.I'tfuliite "'i'i*'
the bread.
Tbe baker who, m-11* $1S worth
of brend out of ijtii worth of flour
ic   iti.it mi'   iHt-it*'.  (.nt   nf the  Cerent
industry  Hum nil the other per-j the ever popular and   truly   tiTnti-4
jiet-Jin or nie rAvoniTcs
What prnmltieH io bo un i-voniiiR of
rnre plero-iire nnd nmuiiement In the
announcement hy the innntiRor of the
ft , Wt*t I < 1 I i i t
Some Alcohol Questions
Is alcohol n tonic? No! Docs If make the blood pure?
No! Docs it strengthen thc nerves? Nol Is Ayer's
Sarsapariila a tonic? Yes! Docs it make thc Wood pure?
Yes! Docs it strengthen thc nerves? Yes! Is it thc only
Sarsapariila entirely free from alcohol? Yes! Ask your
doctor about this non-alcoholic medicine. If he approves,
your confidence will be complete.    ).C.AVtrCo..UtetW^.
Dullboyil Hull tin-is! Hull men I  Unll women 1 Iie»vy-he»didI Omvnhe-irfrrfl All
vcty often due to CMitJpallMit Ytt the cure-totux—AWtVlll*. Atk ynur doctor.
TIiIh In to ceriliy tlmt tho "lCUli-i'in
MIUii'iK iuul Kl-avntor Oompiuiy, Uidll-
t-cl," In nutliorl/.i-iJ find IIppiihixI to carry on himin-'HH within lliu J'rovliifO nf
lirltlHh Oolunil'lii, mill m carry out nr
nffniM nil or any in' tin- olije-utH of tlm
Cnii-iimny,tii whii'h llm li'iflHlntlve iiuth-
orily nt' tlio U'ClMuuu*' of Hi'ltliih.Co-
llllUlilll   I'XH'llil.s.
Thii.h-'iul officio of thu compnny Ih
Hltunto ut U'tlil-rlilK", In thn .I'rovlnrn
of AHiiTtM,
Tlio  iimntint   of   11 ii|iltal   of   tlm
Compiiny In out* IuiihIii'.I nnrt fifty thnu-
hiiiiiI (lolliirH.'illvliliil Into ono tlmuHninl
flvo hundred I'lnii'*.'** of on<> hnnrtivd
dollni'H fnch,
Thn Iii'iul offlcri! nf Urn .Compnny In
t li Im Pruvliu'o Ih mIuiuIo at Dw Cl t y of
l'Vi'iilc mid tSlu-iwoi-id Jft-rchniiT, Kn-
licllnr, wIiohp inltlri-NM Ih t'Vrnln nfon-
Hnld. Ik tin- iittonmy fur thc fVimpiiny,
(llvi'ii '.indd-r inv linud anil hciiI of
nftlt'M ;U Vli'loiln. Pi-uvlnr-i of llrltlnh
Ci-lunihlii, thlH KUi dny nf .Inniiiiry, min
tlHiiiHiuit)  nine  hundred  und   irii.
u„ a. i s. v. woorroNi
HeuMi-iir or .inliil Klerk <*oiiii>iinli'*«
Tin' oIiJi'oih fin which thU Cuiiipnny
hni*! IkI'Ii cHtiilillhhitil and Uci'iin'm! nn-:
in,) 'i'n nirry <in nil or nny of llm
IiiihIiii-hki'H of liillllnj; und tin- niinitil'itr-
liirltii,- of Kniln of nil klnilH nnd iln-
HrrlpiliuiH Inlo flour, iiu-nl, tx'vd nnd
nilii'i' iiriidili'lH'.
I    Hi.) To t-niry/m nny or   nil <» tin*
; ,-.•;,, i'i.-, ir' i*li* ..'ii I'l j'i lull i'T i'l [ill.
v;iir.-l\iiiini'Wn. unci llie IiiivIiik. Hi-IUnir.
wiiri'lii-iiislnir. Hlilpplnit, hnndllnir. nnd
Kviifi'uUy dtitiliiB *■" K''*!'1- f'"«-T. tmni,
fecit, xlKiiir, liinii mid Kniln iniidiKtM uf
nil   kind"   nnd   d-'Hcrlptton,   to   liiilld,
,,,l,      ■,.,!     r.i>* f'i I'*    f't'ilti     i.V    flllicr    I'll'-
vjitnrii. •rt'iiri'liiiiiM* nml MiiicIkiiim-h,
nml in rimy un n jftn'-rnl mllllnif nnd
■/'li'vntur tHisdiii'M (it l.i'tMirldK'*. uikI
ilHi-ulii'ic In Uiii I'l'Dvlnri" of Allii-rlii.
(«'.I Tu I'liny mi liUi-dnr*** uh u-linln-
Hiitc nr H-lnll liliyin', hi'lU'CH lllld drill-
I'm In Invy, nnlH, raitlt*, hornow, iilioi'ii,
11 vo ."link nml iri'in-r.il i'n rm nnd rimrli
|.in.Iui u ni' n.try kind, ;<ii<l \" nirvy on
uny or nil of tlm i>»iftti*'*»«-H nf fnrm-
i-i.«. rniH'liiTC, i;mi/i>'i ■», nitm-l**, iifi<*i'di't»,
il,ilryrn<*|i. |irixi'l'Vi*'l mini iiiiiniiliu:liil-
ii>, t-utinr t h. m?.'' rvriK, and unckirrw of
nil kttnir- ut iiiov^lnrr iilnl J/IOilurt*',
f*'llnioiii''Mti«. lannliin*. d<ali-r** In lililin
fni. lulinw, ijii'iin'. riffnd iuul ottmr
ultima',  i'li '.i*i i.*.
f,i i T" f-firri nn !):»• I'ti.«lri^'«* 'if mnn-
ufiii'liiri'i.i i.f and diiili-rn, til" wlmli-.
x-iiU- or ri-lfill. In <*rtlc!is ami |ir<iilii'is
uf ovfiv klnil nnd ri«rur«; u'hniH«ir*\i-r;
(t.) To carry on   th« butlntM   of
(n.j Generally to purcliase, take on
leas?, or In exchange, hire. ,,or othc-i--
wlse acquire any real and personal
propi-rty, and any rights or privileges
which the Company' may think necessary or convenient for the purposes of
its business, " and .in, particular any
lands, buildings, easements, franchises,
machinery,  land  and  stock-in-trade:
(o.) To construct, alter, repair, Improve, maintain, develop, work, manage, carry out or control any roads,
ways, huildings, warehouses, ■ shops,
stores, works or conveniences which
mny seem calculated, directly or indirectly, to advance the Company's in-
lori'Sls, and to contribute to, sulisidise,
or otherwise ussl***! or take part In the
construction, Improvement, maintenance, working, management, carrying
out or control theivof:
(p) To invest anil deal with the mo-
noys of the Compnny not immediately
required, on .such securities nnd in
such manner ns may from time to time
bo determined:
(q) To borrow or raise, or secure tho
payment, of money in such mnnner ns
the Compnny shnll think' fit, nnd In
pnrtlculni' by the Issue of bonds or debentures, or debenture stock, perpetual
or otherwise, charged upon all or nny
of tho Company's property, both present
und future, including Its uncalled cnpltnl, nnd to redeem nnd pny off any suoh
(r) To remunerate, any person or
compnny for services rendered, or to
bo rendered, in placing or nsslstlng to
place, or guaranteeing ibe placing of,
any of tlio shares of the Company's cnpltnl, nr uny debentures or other securities of tbo Compnny, m-ln nr about
tlm formation or promotion of the Company, or tho conduct of Its business:
(s) To draw, mnko, accept, Indorse,
dlHcounl, nxi'culn nnd IsHim promissory
notes, bills nf oxchnnge, bills of lading,
wurrnntH, bonds, debentures, und other
ni'gnilable or transferable Insini-
(t,) To sell, mortRiifte, loaett, or otherwise dlspoi-'f of tbe undi'iiaking of the
Compiiny, or any part thereof, for such
fonslderntlon iih "the Compnny shnll
think fit. and In pnrilutilnr for shnrii's,
debentures or securities nf uny other
i.'iiini'iiny having obJeeiM uUogi'tlmr or
In purl hIimMiii* to thoso of this Com.
Cii> To filitnln nny provlnlnnnl or otlinr order, or Act nr ordinance, for en-
iildliiK tbe Compiiny to curry any of
Mm objects Into -.ffiipt. or for nffcetliiK
nny inuillfUntloii of llm Comimiiy'n
coiiHtltiilli'iii, or for uny other purpose
which mny seem expedlnnt, nnd lo op-
pnwi iinv proei'i'dlnirH nr npplli'UtliillH
which may m-i-m. dlrf-ctly nr Indlrcotly,
enlcnliiti'd to pii'Jiiillcn llm Coinpuny's
(v.) To proeiiif tlm Company to be
milKti'i'i'd or rec"ignl*ed olnowlmro In
Canndn or «broad:
iwi Tn do nil nr uny of llm nbovo
tbliiKs filth, r In tbo Iiomlnlon of Cnn-
Vb      Jr a     K«
Low Round'Trip Rates to I
Ontario, Quebec and Maratime
Provinces ,.
Tickets pn Sale, Dec. 1 to 'Dec. 31, in-
clusiov, good to return within three
months. - ,,  ,
Tickets   issued in connection Atlantic
w I -
Steamship :Business will be on sale
from November 21 and limited to ,five
months from date of issue '
Finest Equipment. Standard First
Class and Tourist, Sleeping Cars and
Compartment - Library - Observation
Cars on "Imperial Limited"' and "At-
laniir, Bxpuress."
1 t ■■ >
Wm. Eschwig, Proprietor
New and up-tordate.
Handsome: Cafe Attached
Mo A. Kastner
Fire ! Fire ! Fire !
Tlie liiinivcrsary of the great
lire of August 1, 1908, is diuw-
ing near. Let us draw your attention to tho fnct thnt we represent 14 financially strong, old
established and well known
Board Fire Insurance coin-
,. .'panies, also agent for the
Sun   Life    Insurance
Company of Canada
Wc have several snaps in
Business and   Residential
in different parts of the city
New Oliver Typewriter
Machine given out on trial
Vo Charge
Trade Marks
  Copyrights Ac
Anyone sending a B_ete_,and dcBCrtptlon may
.._:,._ ;.r.*r,Mn nnr o_nlon freo whether an
■ ascertain onr opinion freo
Furniture* Moving a Specialty ' •   ^Hs^^^aDP81^^
ii  '-Roncr forBecurln^atenw.
Leave Orders with W.  Kpav
3'Through Express Trains Daily
Patents taken throurti Munn * Co. receive
nKeiirtiiotiMi without-, chaw, la tha
Scientific flmcrican.
A handsomely illustrated weekly, hatgesf, tit-
culatlonot any BClontlOo Journal. Terms.for
Canad_.tS.75 n year,postaee prepaid.   Sold by
MUNN & Co 86,Broadway- New York
leaves Winnipeg daily,at 22.40, malring
connections nt Toronto for all points
East and West thereof.   '   ■
The "Imperial Limited" leaves Winnipeg dully at 18,15,   and the "Atlantic
Express" at 8.00 dally; making connections at Montreal for all points East
Apply to the Nearest C. P. R. Agent
for full Information
We are going to sacrifice the balance of our stock of
Cutters '& Sleighs to make room * for our Spring stock
Buggies.   We have on hand
3  Cutters   -   1    pair of 2 1.-2" Farm Bobs
We will*sell the above at cost.     Call and see them
J. M.   AG NEW & CO.
(•rnitriirtoi-H, triiNli'i>n, nr fithi'irwlne. runl
nllhi-r nloiii- or in conjuncuon Willi
t\) 'ff, <1« alt mwh otlur tlilnn-ii tm
nri> Inrlilimlnl or crmdiiclvo «o tlm hi-
tiiliniK-nt of nny «f tlio n»invr< <i1iJi<cik:
(y) To KitmlirittttnUt idlli any iithi'l*
i-iiiii|iiiny nitvmii iitijiHi* hiiii^c'inri ni
In part *lmllnr to llioiif of HiIk Compnny :
(x) Tn dlmrlDuti' any nt t\w iiropiMiy
uf   Hn-  Coinpiiny  In   Ulml  nmonir   tin*
(mil If tlioiiKlit flu to obtain Aiiy Act.
orillnniirf or onlfr. dlmtolvlnic tlio Coin-
lum-y iiiii*! ii--Wi-n>t|ii<iitiliiii: ll* nn iii Ui t fine u new cumimny for nny of ili« oti-
ji'.-i' m'r.tlnriiit In t!,lu nx>mnr*niliini.
in fin i'II.'MIiik nny i.tlif-r Tno<!illrn-
tlnii In tlu> t'ompany** conntltutlnn:
ililii And H U ti*T-liV drrlarcl I lint
Dip Inri'iHfi'in M thnt tiw ohlrrtn ttW't'l-
tint In i-txrl, [>arAK-r_i>„ uf tlit* cmuae
vliall, .xri.pl wh«Tf •fitli*rwl*i-> MWejn*-
t-d In uti'li |»n»-gt»t»h», tm In 0,1 wim*
i.'.Kulnl Vi> *.-1,in..*.»■. lu. ui, Ui-
li'M-tm- frum. tt:*r t^rrnn of nny i-itlt-r
Pin 11141 ii|.li or lh*- i.«nii< 'if Mm ciitnpniis*.
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The Official Organ off District No.   18, U.M.W.   of A.
Fernie, B.C.,   January 29t_t,    1910
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Neivs From the Camps   \
From our own  Correspondents
\   '.-,',- COAL CREEK |
No.   0 mine has been closed flown
owing to,the water troubling them,
and • there being no pump handy -to
pump.it out.
T.• Moreland started as fireboss in
No, 9 mine on Wednesday.'   The new
manage,   has  decided   to  open   this
mine up'again'.
..'Harrison-*pulled out on Thursday
for.Camrose.*    Tom is very unsettled
A. P£erpoint and J. Sharpies have
been under medical treatment this
week. '
- , Owen Corrigan. who has been off
twelve weeks1 with a broken collar
bone, got started to work again this
The benefit concert for Master A. G.
Lawly is arranged for the 23rd of-Feb.
in the Grand Theatre, at Fernie A
special train -will leave the Creek at
7 p.m. for all ticket holders, and return after the cortcert is over. The
committee are doing their very best to
make the concert a grand success and
, ituis for a very deserving cause. ,Tick-
,(ets are on sale now at $1.00, 75c and
50, or may be secured at Bleasdell's
■ drug store.
Mr. J; 'Stevens was up .visiting-his
friends last' Saturday night. ,"
Billy Welsh blew in from Hillcrest
last Saturday week, as he had heard
the club had a license.    Alas it is not
 l^urt ..     ■* - ,,	
superintendent. ■ <Tom Williams who
left the Creek a few. months ago has
left Passburg, to take charge of the
Corbin mines.
A dance was held- in the club hall
last Wednesday night and was well
Jack Arbuckle took a trip down to
Jaffray last week end to see his daughter.
, Mrs. Webb .and baby arrived in
town on the 23rd inst. Mr. and Mrs.
Webb are living for the time being in
the school house, occupied, by the
children" previous to the new school
being built. 7
The wind has raged terribly this
week, blowing-down several new residences that were completed in the
new town of Carbondale.
' The Summers Stock Company, supporting Miss Belle Stevenson, paid a
visit.,to the town on the''21st and
Friday night was a special one af
the Presbyterian church. A large
crowd gathered to partake of the good
things provided by the ladres. Several
E.onss were rendered -nil'recitations
given by the well. known artists.' A
pleasant time was spent and it is to
be hoped that good results will accrue
therefrom.  .  •   -   ••■• *■-■-■ ■
■ On Tuesday a yell known Slav who
lived in Slavtown committ^ suicide
by hanging himself 'with & rope to.^a
beam. '.The man. has hot worked
for some time and was" tligyght to be
mentally depressed^	
Mr. Alfred Davies left Coleman for
the coast to spend a holiday with his
'. Mr. Dan James has left for the'TJ.
A practice dance is held in the club
hall every Wednesday night, and the
charge is one,dollar a month for gentlemen and ladies free. Everybody
welcome, and^thosc who cannot dance
—well come and leiirn.1'    -"" ['
7."A., special meeting of tho C, C. L,
A.A. was held in,the club hall on Sunday, tho 23rd, for the purpose of electing a president. \V. McFegan' had
resigned that post. There were three
nominations, but the only one to accept was W. H. Evans, who was elected. C. O'Brien was elected as .vice-
president and J. Holly was elected
on the board of management,
" Harry Snow is now taking charge of
the young hopefuls at the C C. scliod.
Harry lost his arm on the tipple tour
years ago while working on the dumper, bo ■ lie has now taken up school
Alox, McFegan, ..Will Cadman and
Jim McLeod went, down to Frank on
Tnosdny to take ln the concert and
danco and Burns anniversary."
Quite a fow Crcekiteu went to Fernio on Monday night, to see thc popular production of Tlio Lion niul the
Mouse in tlie Grand Theatre, but the
worst feature was that most of them
had to lenvo to catch the ten o'clock
trnln, nftor tho socond ncl. Thoro
wero a fow who stayed to the finish
and they say It. was thc best show
ever witnessed in Fernie. The Immunol1' luifi now arranged for a apodal
trnln to leave Ferula nfter tho nhow
on Saturday nlplit whon thp popular
comedy "Nlobo" will bo given.     "
The workmen were all brought out
ot No. 2 and 3 mines on" Thursday
morning owing to Roniotlilng going
wrong wltli the fan.
On nnd after February lHt tlio M.
F. niul M. trulu which now leaven
nt Ti will not mart until fi.20.
Tlin Nldnwalkn, If thoy cnn ho called
Hiieh, lmvo, been In a very bad ntitto
thin week, for what with tlie thnw
laBt week nnd then freoa-lnf** ngnln
tlmy lmvo hnrilly boon unto to wnllc on.
Morn thnn ono or two havo nturtod
out for work ntul boforo thay got far
down llioy ciune on their buck, nnd the
lunch went flying all over tlio placo.
II Ib nothing but lid from thu top of
tho creok down to tlio timber yard,
nml at ono plnco it Ih about twelve
tiiphf"! ihlclf nml pnMlni» wnrsf r»vorv
dny. A pick nnd Rhovtil anil uomo-
body to imo thom would Hoon removo
somo of thlH ico if tho proper jvirBon
wore Heen about it. A few loads of
small nslicH sprond over tho wulkx
•would do n lot of nood, nnd then it
would not be ko d/ingcrouH to walk
Jack Joncti (Hobo) took a trip down
tho line this wook. Jack mum havo
got hin oyo on Romethlng spe-lal thin
Clnrkou moving picture show drew j
full hoiisf* on Thursday nnd Sunday
nlght-s, nnd thi* plftw**"*1*'*" ■w*' K00*1-
Minn Alice Tyldnlf-y wnn tho accom-
panl«t for Sufi-lay and for on<- ***>
young did well,
Mr, and Mr*, R. lUaihc-Ato Ir-ft hero
mi   ,Moti«inv >il«l»i  for Calgary,    but i
Klljali will return to raabsurg ubortly'
to take ctinrgi! of tho mine* thore' an j
On Sunday night al the'Institutional
church the Rev. Mr. Jones'of Frank
preached an eloquent sermon to a
good congregation from the words:—
"Spiritual insensibility."
Nos. 3, 4 and 5 were idle through
tho ■ tipple breaking down on Tuesday.
Mr. Ridley is going to the right side
now. , He has forgotten Ross and
started in the,matrimonial, business,
•Song: The Scottish Emigrant:    W.
Song: Green Grows the Rashes:' T.
Chambers.***', , v
Song: Sweet Afton, by R. Samson.
Song' I Love a Lassie: Mr. A. McKinnon;    .     ■*• , . ■     . "
Recitation: Holy Willie's Prayer: A.
Song: A the Airts: J. Carson.
Recitation: Address to a Louse: T.
Song: The Star of Bobbie Burns:
A. Couts. ■ ,
Song: Scotland Yet: Mr. Samson.
Address: Mr. Wetmore.
Song: Mr. Petrie. „
Song: Mr. Stein.
Song: The Old Brigade: T. Chambers.
Auld Lang Syne.
The Jeanne Russell Opera company
with their high class dramatic offerings; will play here for one night, 31st
A service of song will be given in
the Methodist church on Sunday evening at 7.30 by the Bellevue choir.
The choir met with great success in
Bellevue. All are cordially invited
to attend.
A negro named Jim Freeman was
brought, up here and charged with
stealing a suit of clothes which had
been hung on a line at Blairmore. He
was sentenced to four,, months at Maeleod. '-■
Mr. Murray of Coleman preached on
Sunday last in the Methodist church
here. 'His sermons were splendid and
attentively listened to.   '
A dance was held in the. company
hall at Bellevue on Tuesday evening,
the 28th in aid of the Christmas tree
fund., -
The rink has been entirely put out
of business here this week owing to
the heavy'thaw, but we expect to resume our sport on the ice again this
week end.
J. W. Bennett was here this week
looking up some of his last month's
promised students.' He wears the
same old smile.
T. H. Williams' .superintendent" of
Passburg-mines, late of Coal Creek,
dent at Corbin.
. The residents of Hillcrest will shortly, enjoy' the benefit of the electric
light the Coal Company are putting
The new'plant at Bellevue which
has been in the course of erection for
several months, is now pwracticnlly
ready" for operation. The tscel tipple
which is being built by the erectors of
the Michel tipple is almost completed
and the whole machinery will be run
by electricity.   , , „
J. Simpson paid a visit, to his old
friends in Michel on Sunday last. *
an idle way. These mines are run
in such a condition that the pillow
coal is not taken out, and when the
mines are worked out more than one-
third of the coal is left in the earth.
This is another shame, if nor. a dis-
grace„,and if this practice is allowed
io continue, it, will mean a total destruction of millions of tons of coal
that has been provided, for the progress of mankind, and now, is the time
for the people to protest against this
lavish destruction of our God-given resources.
The Washburn Lignite Coal Co. at
Wilton has the largest mine in the
State, and has an equipment to handle
a thousand tbns per day and is the
most modern plant In the'state, This
mine is ventilated by fans and has a
better air supply • than any mine I
have so far mentioned.
The coal is blasted with dynamite at
all hours of the day. This would po-
lute the air current, no matter how
strong it might be.. At this mine the
miner keeps from 121-2 to 25 pounds
of dynamite in his working place. The
same method of thawing frozen dynamite is used here as at Zenith and at
Lehigh. AH' the coal is hoisted up a
shaft, the men travel the' incline. The
Washburn Lignite Coal Company is
the only mine having more than one
outlet from the face of the workings
to the surface. Zenith and Lehigh
have only one working outlet. In case
the tunnel .would became blocked'at
the time the men were at work they
would have to remain in the mine, but
at Wilton if one outlet should become
impassable the other could be used.
/The system of caging coal and signalling to hoist could stand much'improvement. The coal is hoisted on a double
cage, when the south, cage lands ,,on
the bottom with an empty car, ancl the
car is wanted on the east side of the
mine the car is pushed off on the west
side and taken across the north cage.-
The eager follows the car across both
cages. When a* cage is loaded the
eager signals to the tippleman.. ancl
the tippleman signals to the engineer.
The eager has n odirect communication with the engineer. The signals
should go direct from the eager to the
engineer. . In case .the eager wanted
the cage stopped while, in motion, and
with'such a crude system of signalling
a serious accident might happen before the engineer could get a signal to
.stop, a___e„u*a___.itches should be
On Tuesdny everting Burns anniversary was celebrated in-tho*way of a
smoker and. concert. The, evening
wns spent in the miners hall,'nbout 50
persons being present. Tlie buslnens
rnCii were all present. Mr. T. Yomnt
wns to have taken the chair, but owing to being callod nwny on an unexpected visit to Cnlgnry, he wns unable
to do so, but IiIr plnco was efficiently
filled by Mr. Turnbull. The follow-
Ing will show how the ovoning was
Mr. Turnbull opened with nn address:
AdclrosH on Bums by Mr, McFognn.
Song, Annie Laurie, by Mr. Sum-
■ Song:   Tom  O'Slmnlev by  11,  McFagan.
Song: Mr. Nannies Awn': R. Simmon
Song: ...McGregor's Gathering, Mr.
Speech by Mr. J. Church.
Selection with Bagpipes by Mr. A.
Song: My Aln Kind Doftrlo: J. M.
Gee Wo.
(From the fact that these articles
are written In Canndn, the writer
wishes to sny thnt lieis n citizen of tho
United StiucB. and will return to the
U. S. in tho near futuni.)   '
In the mines nt Zenith mid Lehigh
tho mines aro permitted to keep in
tlieir working places from one to fifty
poundH of ..(lynninite und from one to
ono hundred concussion cups nt a Mme,
lu cold wont hor' dynamite is easily
frozen nnd tho only means provided
for thawing tho frozen dynnnilto Is to
place In n box1 over the flonie of a
miner's lamp, and In many cnseH tho
miner holds a ntlclc of dynnnilto In his
hands over thc flame of his lump.
To allow Hiicii a practice as .tlilH to
pi (•viiil Is folly mul a tiliuuii; nud It
Hhould bo Htrlctly prohibited by law.
While no hpi-Ioiib accident has occurred to my knowledge from UiIh method
of handling oxpIuhIvub, but novorllio
Iohh It Ih nothing to trifle, with in mich
laid on each side of the,mine and thus
aoivd the danger of crossing the cages
with''empty cars.
A largo wash house is located at the
mouth of the manway, a good supply
of hot. and cold water is provided and
each miner is furnished with a locker.
The miners provide the lock and the
company buys the lock when the miner q\iits the employ of thc company,
and no charge is mado for maintaining
the, wash house. For such luxuries as
this the Washburn Lignite Coal Co, is
io be congratulated.
The company rents out the boarding
house, nnd the renter ta responsible
for the conductor of the place. The
building ifc about a quarter of a mile
from the mine and is furnished with
modern conveniences, It is lighted
by electricity and has a modern steam
heating plnnt. .The place has an ample supply of hot and cold water, and
..this Is supplied by the compnny. Tho
front pnrt of the.ground floor Is used
for nn'office and rending room and Is,
supplied with several dally papers.
Tlie men spend the evenings in n so-
cinl wny,
At. the renr end of the rending room
Ih n largo and comfortnblo dining hall.'
This placo Ih kopt ln good order and
Is lu charge of a neat looking waitress.
IJut tlie meals served nro not. what
would be expected. Tlie ment Ih nothing moro than the cull'of the market,-thnt Ih the HhnnkH find neck, If
the bonrdorH do not eat It boiled they
lire tried with It stowed, nnd ns a Inst
rPHort It Ih given to them in the form
of luiHh,, A boarder remarked one ov-
ening nt Hiipper nfter n fruitless effort
lo devour n piece of meat 'Many n time
Roosevelt chuncd thlH follow over tho
bud lnnds of Mcndorn during hiH ranching career In.that, pnrt of the Htnte,'
The iiiimt "staple bienliffiHt food served
In pniiciiUt'H tlmt uro ns tough an buck-
Hklu nnd iih hard to digest,    The lun
ches taken to the mine are worse than
the meals which are served in ihe
boarding house. But the cook is to be
exonerated from any , fault, as she
makes the best of what is in the storeroom ,    '
So,with'such a bill of fare as this ■
the miners have, to work ten hours |
without a noon hour. j
The Paradise Mining Company have !
two mines, one at Foxholm and the i
other at Paradise. The mine at Fox- j
holm is a crude concern and to have
a more awkward concern would be impossible. The only ventilating system to be seen at this place is a small
airsbaft with a small stand pipe on
top (little belter than a stove pipe)
and is totally insufficient for ventilating purposes. This is the cheapest
apparatus than can be built, and for
this reason it is in almost universal
use in North Dakota. It is no improvement to the mine and all the
worse for the men who. work under
such unfair and unreasonable conditions. The track in all the entries
looks like the work of schoolboys play"
ing Hollowe'en jokes on the miners.
It is next to impossible for a car to
stay on the rails. The mine is wet,
most of the water accumulating on the
entries, and the facilities for handling
the water are only half equal to the
task. The miners are entitled to the
half of the boiler room for a wash-
house. The water provided is pumped from the mine and is black from
the filth in the mine. It is needless
to say that the condition of the face
and hands from the use of this water
is great. The saving of a dollar, is
the first consideration, the care of the
stock secondhand the men last, if at
The sleeping quarters at this place
are filthy and poorly kept. A bed
was made up for me and I bade the
boys good night. When I got to my
bedroom, or shed I should say, I was
presented .with such a foul odor' that
I could not sleep in it. I complained
to the manager who told me that he
knew the bed ■ was bad and that he
hated to ask me to sleep in it. But
nevertheless the way it was made up
was an invitation for me to sleep in
it. I borrowed some blankets from
a neighbor and spent a comfortable
night, in the upsteairs room of the
horse hotel—barn.
The mine at Paradise this fall was
unable to get enough men. They ought
of,men that they, have.
Imperial Bank of Canada
Capital Authorized $10,000,000
■ Capital Paid Up $5,000,000     Reserve $5,000,000
D. R.W ILK IE, President HON. ROBT JAFFRAY, Vice-Pres.
Arrowhead, Cronbrook,  Fernie,  Golden, Kamloops, Mionel, Myie, Nelson
Revelstoke, Vancouver and Victoria.
Interest allowed on deposits at current rate from date of deposit. -
A   Life   Saver
Is an appropriate name for the
quick action style yof HOT
WA TER, ' BOTTLE we sell.
Ready the minute the water is
hot, acts more promptly than
any medicine, and so often really
saves life before the doctor can
reach you. Several sizes and
styles and all prices.
The Leading Druggist Phone 118
the number
The mine is ventilated, or an attempt
is made* at ventilation, by a furnace,
and the fire is burning half the time—
the fire is never started until some"
one says that, the hair is getting thick.
When furnaces were used it was necessary to keep them burning night
and day, ancl then they were Insufficient for ventilation nnd had to be abolished forty years ago. This is a
fair example of how up to date mining
is carried on in most ports of North
The miners are paid by the ton. Il
takes 2500 pounds in the mlno to mako
2000 pounds when it reaches the
scales. I asked the manager'nnd the
secretary treasurer of the concern if
the scales weighed correctly, and the
answer was that they were only a
cheap concern. It's reasonable to
think thnt this company hhs a cheap'
concern to give the miner the bost of
It, and when they sell the coiil it is
weighed on a.scale In Mlnot. Tills
beni'H Ihe npprovnl of the scnle inspector. Ills office Is to see thai the
people got a fnlr and just weight for'
the products they have wHglii'd, nnd
In this respect he Is nsTalr and just to
the miner ns the mine owihm-h are, Tlw.
lodging house nt this plnco, if it cnn
be culled a lodging-house, is n one storey nnd half building. The only furniture In iho house.Is ii few chillis and
a rough table,
Tlie upHtnlrs room Is rondied by n
crude stnlrwny and tho mom limits
much like the deserted haunth of undent pirates.'* The walls are dirty
and in fad the ontlro Iioiihc Ih ii hIk'.I
filled wltli filth.
The tni-ii havo neither clmlm or ln-.i-
chow* they Hit on empty powder k<"gn
and on the floor and idle nwny nn
hour or ho, then off to, thoir ■.•■■Hh for
a night's well earned rest,
(To bo continued.)
8. F. McGuinn.
O -,"_■__■   _■_•     _.    rf^ »  -TH TT  A    „„   T^     <?
fW-HA-T-_S~HG M-E-l
without a
Heintzman   &   Co.   Piano? <>
Let us supply you witli ono ol'these
super!' instruments and you will wonder how yon ever nmriaged In exist
without one.
M. W. Elley. Dist.. Mgr.
C'^n Baking Powder
is the most efficient and
perfect of leavening agents*
No alum, lime or ammonia.
Saturday Matinee & Night IZl
ary   5th,   1910
J. M,   Barrift's
Greatest Scotch
Miss Jeanne  Russell
-  and-
The  Jeanne   Russell
Special Scenery, Good Music, Extra Specialties
Scats $1.00, 75 & SOc.
Plan at Bleasdell's
/ mmmm
(Continued from page 1)
Wage Question
In combination with these may be
taken tlie fa,ct that tlie matter of
wages is coming up at the convention
and tlie miners anturally have considerable  interest   in   that  subject.
Wage contracts terminate March 31
in all the' bituminous' mining districts
of the country, with the exception of
the extreme western states, where- the
contracts expire.* in the middle of the
summer, and the convention will out-
line plans to sovern all the mining districts ln negotiating new wage agreements. Delegates to tiie convention
from various parts of the country;
chatting about the hotels where they
are making their liead'nuarters, ure apparently unanimous on tlie proposition
that there should be an Increase in the
Tbey express the opinion thai there
will bo sume opposition on the part of
the operators, but further express the
belief that lt will be possible to obtain
an increase- without the need of a
Other matters of interest to crime up
are the matter of better safety^'or the
miners in carrying* on tlieir work: the
strike in Nova Scotia, and It is probable, some plan that will tend to Increase the strength and size of the organization.
Many of liu- delegates were greatly
interested In the receipt of the following message:
NVILKKHBAill*.!**, Jan. IS—The miners, both union and non-union, employed at the Ko. 5 South Wllkesbarre colliery at a mass meeting held last night
unanimously declared a strike because
tbe officials of tlie company are said to
have refused to permit them to place
at the colliery a check docking boss.
One thousand three hundred men and
boys  are  affected.
Jiniiifiry   11)
Practically all of the morning's' session of the annual convention of the
United Mine Workers of America, in
Tomlinson hall, was occupied by more
or less warm argument as to whether
or not national organizers- attending
the convention should.be paid out of
the international treasury. The question was stil.l unsettled at the time
of the noon adjournment, and was to
be taken up at the afternoon session
for further discussion. President T,
L. Lewis was expected , to state his
views on the question this afternoon.
The matter came up immediately after tlie adoption of the report of the
committee on rules and order of business.
Following the adoption of the, report Frank J. Hayes attempted to have
made a special order of business for
this afternoon the question as to whether organizers who are attending the
convention, should  be paid  out  of  the
..international treasury.  ,.,    .
President  Lewis ruled  that  the mo**
accordance'with tlie report of the committee which had been adopted, and
which provided for the proper order
of  business.
.William Green of Ohio asked if tliere
might not be a suspension of the rules
and a motion was made and carried
that there be a suspension of the rules
and that the question be taken up at
once'of whether or,not the organizers
should be,paid out of the International
treasury during their presence at the
Nol There (<>  Help I.e-ivN
The question was then taken up for
discussion on Hayes* motion that the
orgiinlzers shall not be paid. Charles
Gllday, an organlziji'. was among the
.speakers, and said that lie wished to
refute nny Imputation that the organizers xx'cru at the convention to jisslst
IMf'SldciH Lewis. He caid Ihul hi.*
was willing not. to be paid as an or-
gaiilzcr during the time h» wns attending the convention,
Mr. Ilnyt'S, in explaniuion of his position, said (bat lie did not bring up
the matter t. reflect on Uu* character
of iinv mnn. hut tlmt It was a ques-
tloiVilml concerned-the entire orgrinl-
Zlilluii, He expressed the opinion
thnt organizers .-in; .supposed to go
into the unorKimized jmrts of the districts anil build up the organization iih
a whole,
"IllHli'Hil ol that." he unlil" we have
numerous field workers ut ihls convention and I believe Una iln-lr work
Ih lu'lng neuli'iti-il," u,, mldi'i] thnt
lie believed Iln- plui'" for Ibe organlzer.-
Wiis In tin- ll.'hl. und Hint ihat would
he for the best Interests ol* tin* orgiinl-
An umemliiM'iil to the motion was
offered, the iiiuendnieni providing that
no district officers iitienillng lho convention be paid out of tlm dlMrh.t
A motion to table U.i* minimi' motion wiih mnde ntul lost,    .
A motion wiin then nun!i> to table th<<
itiueudiui'iii und this motion wii* eiir-
rli'd. Iilsctisslon was rohiiineil nt con-
sldenible It'imih on the original mn.
John Walker, ol the Illinois dlHtrlcl,
who opposed .Mr, l.i'wlx for lhe niillniiiil
pi'1'clileiu.'y, n xi'.iy ngo, talked on lliu
ritihjrct in suppoil of Mr. Hayes and
Mr, Oiei'it,
could repVesent as a local delegate a
local union of which he was not a
member. He suggested in connection
with this plan that the expenses of the
delegates be paid* by means of a general assessment; that ,the smaller and
weaker unions could be represented in
the' same manner as the larger locals.
Andrew Mattie of Pennsylvania took'
the position that some of the local
unions are unable to pay the expenses
of a delegate to the convention, and
that .It would not be right to deprive
such locals of representation. He said
also that some locals have no members
that are familiar witli the English language and that they should not be
deprived of suitable representation at
tlie convention.
One of the delegates expressed himself in faVor of tlie motion and asserted that under present conditions the
president of Hie organization had the
power to pack the convention. The
contention was raised during tho argument that some locals who could well
afford to pay the expenses of a delegate were represented by an organizer,
and. further, that national organizers,
in some instances, had gone through
certain districts soliciting credentials
of locafunions to represent them at the
convention without any cost to the locals.
Other   Side   of   ConlroviTwy  .
On the other hand, it was contended
by some of the delegates that organiz-
et-x were representing local union.*]
that, because of lack of funds, jvouM
not be represented if they had to puy
the expenses of a delegate, and that*
representation of a local by nn organizer under such circumstances, avoided
the necessity of Hie local having no
representation, The stand nlso wna
taken that it was nol right tor an organizer who had not been doing l-md
and faithful work In the field to be denied the privilege of attending the
conventions and having the opportunity
to gain valuable Information that he
otherwise  could   not  obtain.
Sam McCoy of District 12, .said he
was opposed only to national organizers being paid out of the international
treasury while attending the convention, but was also opposed to district
officials, representing several local unions and being paid out of the district
, * o
Committee on Holes '
The report of the committee on rules
and order of business, which was adopted al the beginning of the morning
session, set forth that the convention
should be called to order'at fl a.m. and
adjourned at 12. noon; reconvene at
1.30 and adjourn at 5 p.m.
It was,provided in tlie report that no
member* of tlie convention shall speak
more than once on the same question
until all who desire to speak have been
heard.' Speeches shall be limited to
five minutes, and no one shall be allow,
ed the floor more than twice except, by
consent of. the majority.
The_repor.l_fiii--tlier_ni-ovidpfl_tliii t_ the*-
roll of delegates shall not be called on
any question except at the request of
50 or more delegates.
The report provides also ' that any
member of the conven'lion , appearing
on the floor In such manner as to annoy the proceedings of the convention
shall be reprimanded by the chair for
the first offence, and for the second offence shall be expelled from the convention and his conduct reported to his
constituents by the International secretary.
Ct>n\ endon's 1'Irnl  Hippie
, There was a flash at the an nun 1 convention of the United Mine Workers
In Tonilinson hall late in the afternoon
that some of the delegates believed
was the beginning nl a "warm" time.
President T, I.. Lewis took a firm
stand nnd the business of the convention was ii'gnin running siiVoolhly In a
i'ew minutes, ..
The flash started when Knii'lt ,1.
Hayes, of Illinois, who Is gcneinlly conceded to |uivp heen elected national
vici'-presldent, arose nml snld thnt, In-
.i-oiniiuh as, the organizers nre paid for
Held work, he wished io hnke it motion that UiOy lie nnl pnld whilo attending the convention. . l'l'i'Millellt Lewis said that the niittti'i' was mil of order at thai time as the convention wns
nol yk-t formally organized, He ex-
plnl'iicd that It would first bu necessary
to receive and ncl upon a report from
the committee on imiIi-h nnd order. Mr,
Iluyes whs Mipporteil by William H,
tin-en of (Nixliiifloii. Pa,, who sulil he
wished lo move thai the matter be ink-
"ii up its a special mnltyr ot" bu.-lin'ss
thi.*- morning, but this motion twin iim
way of the first,
I,i'\*Hn  .Ivm-rlN  llluiNelf
I'l'eslili'lil Lewis llli'll lisset'leil himself. He snld Hint, wltb the lii'lp of
the ill lei'llles, he WHS not (""111 - to Ill-
low niiv filibustering method" In ilu*
convention, anil Hint he wliilu-d lhe co-
opi'iiitlon   of   the   (onvoutlon   In   ion-
illii'lll.ft   tin*   business   In   nil   Illti'tUii'Mlt
nrd i Npeilltlons mnun*'!', He pointed
out tlio wish tu finish Hie work of ■the
ennvi-titloli expeditiously, liiMtutse of
Mn- InteiHlnti' joint convention at Tole.
do,   which   Is  net   for  February   l,  ntid
snld  that  with  tli i.iiperat!i>u of tho
I ollVi'lltloll, lIll-re would be \,,i lepetl.
Hun ol tin- illsgliirelul sceiirs of one
Veal- URi). ''
'     Mr.  Hiiyex imulii   got   Ho*  I'lour mid
i said  Ihnl  lie did noi  wish to be pliired
; It. ,i la I.-'■ light, ini- lm wa*- as willing
ami   lUiximiN  nn   anyone.,  to    expedite
] Hn-  wink  of  (he  roiiveiltion,     ,
•     Tin'   ullili'U   on   Hie   oi KMiilzi'ls.   who
looked upiili us I'rli'inlh   to Mr. Lewi**, nml  lhe adfiiiulsiriiiioii,  |h regarded as tin* beginning m  an atnek  upon
tin-   piesidi'iU   lllld   the   M'llllllllxt I'lllloll,
Tin'  nuU-l.i'WU  pi'inde  take  the Hluml,
•ippoueil iii (irminl/.i-rN  -Wfrnillim
One of tin* ."pi'.-ilii'i,*. dm line tlie nrgii*.
iniTll Willi I ■ IIIIt-Jt11 Mel liimilil, president
of    I'lslt'lrl    1-   ol    lUlholH,    Who   Spoke
.'ignlhHi ni'gnnlzi-ix aiii'iiillng the   run-
vi'iitlou   nml   belli***;  puiil   iiiit   of   the   In-
toinational treasury,      lh' s.tiit he
In fn   a   iiiitl'iiinl   nrg.-iiityer   uriili-r
admlnli'trntliin of .lohn  Mililifll us tin
pli'Hlili-nt,   nnd   ri-ri-rri'd   to   an   minim
report   ot    Mr.    Mlteliet],   In    which   Mr
Mfl-i'iutlil   •is.-'fiteil   Hint   Mr,   MIH hull ! ••"   •"*   evpliilned,   that   Hi.,    organizers.
The greater part of the afternoon
session was occupied in the reading of
the report of the committee on credentials, which contained the 'names 'of
those delegates who. according to the
opinion of the committee, were entitled to be seated. It was announced
that those who had objections to the
report or whose names did not appear
In the report could, appear before the
committee and obtain a proper hearing. A motion was made and carried
that the partial report bf the.committee
be adopted as read. The committee will
report back  later.
Committee oi»  Itules
' The following committee , on rules
and order of business was announced:
George Manuel, G. AV. Savage, ,W. T.
Haywood, .lohn McGInty and .Kdward
Grampsey. President Lewis announced that information had been received
that someone* falsely representing himself as having authority from the convention, was soliciting money on the
pretense that It was for the relief of
the sufferers from the Cherry mine dis-
aster. The president said that no
such authority had been granted, and
advised the delegates, If they came
upon such a person,-to hold lilm until
the police could be called, The convention adjourned at about, a o'clock,
to meet again at nine o'clock fn the
.Iiuuiiir.v   'M
The feature of "today's session of tlie
annual convention of the United Mine
Workers wns the taking of a step toward a closer affiliation, or at least
understanding, between the Western
Federation of Miners and the' United
Mine Workers of America.
Following an address by Charles H.
Moyer, president of the-Western Fed-'
eratlpn of Miners, in which he urged
a closer affiliation between the two
bodies, and speeches of similar import
by other members of the western federation, a motion was made,and adopted practically .unanimously that a committee of seven, including the president, be appointed to confer with a committee of representatives of tlie Western Federation of Miners and draw
up sTplan looking to a closer affiliation
between the two bodies.
In speaklug'of the propjoskion of the
Western Federation, beforiTthe motion
was made, President Lewis said he hoped the-representatives'"of the, federation would remain until some plan had
been outlined that might be regarded
as at least a fighting agreement,    i
Adjourned   Until   Tomorrow
The convention adjourned, at about
12.30 until 9 o'clock tomorrow morning.
The hallj was not available this afternoon because of the ball that was* being given tohlght by the garment workers, and anyway there was practically
no further business" to bring before the
convention,, until the committees are
ready toi report.
■   At the opening of the. session, Pres.
=3X__.=Le.w!s=a,>'0Qinted=a=oomm! ttee=to=
call upon Charles H. Moyer, president
of the Western Federation ■ of Miners,
$nd liis colleagues at the Grand hotel
and escort tliem to the* hall.
The report of'the auditors, going into
detafls connected witli the finances of
tlie organization was, read.    <•
The auditors, as a recommendation,
said they ■ wished to ,cnlf attention to
some outstanding accounts that have
been reported to previous conventions.
He advfsed that the International executive board mnde an examination to
ascertain that these accounts are good,
so, that 'if they are not they may be
cancelled. The report was referred
to the commfttee on officers' reports.
fiiminttti-PN Anniiiiiifcil   *        '
The   following committees  were announced        :■
AppenlN  mul  Grievances
.lohn  Drophy,' Dislrlci :. '   *
„  John. OT-roloran,   Dfsl.   12
I'Mmund Thonins, Dlsi. ii
,lames McGrady, Hist. 21
Martin .1.. Klyzlk, nisi, 7
Kdwni'd   Harris,  Dist. ii
Thomas Cairns. Dlci.'l"
John  Morton.  Dist, 22
-I,  IL. Liiwnon, Dist; jr.
On Officer* HeporlHi
\V„  W„   White,   Dist,   Hi
John   Monro,   Dist  (i.
Martin'Nash, Dist. |i
W,  I-;.  Pntterson, Dist. 2
Henry  Fhihwlck, Dist, 12
John Sullivan,, ,Dlsl,  ."
Seuinnn  'JVitIh.  Dist. 2ii
N.  I'l., JohiiNton,  Dlsi,  21
1 iavlil Jones, Dist, 11
On (.'oiiNtlliilliiii
George linker, Dist. 2:i
' A,  I**.. Hmlth,  D.lst,  li
TlmimiH McClomenl, Dist, 1
finnuii-l   I!.. Nichols, Dist, I
. lien  William,**, Dist. 12
I).  M.  Qxx h,  Dist,   HI
: Frank Ledvlnk". Dist. 5
j W„ 11, Foster, Dist, 19
: .1,   ff, Wallace,   Dist.  10.
' Frnnk linmuge, Dist, 11
Thomas J.  liey.nolils,  Dlsi. i'i
' ,l„ i*.\ Stuplelon,' DIM. 23
< lenii'iil  Stiilili*, IIIM. in
111.I I nn
liad   ,'itlil   tli.it    nuh'-i <
lli'il'i'i-ll   lilliel Wise,   tlii'
III.-    eiiiivi lUl.nl
lllltJoll.il   ot'rt'at."
while   Ihey
; eoiui'lilioii.
11 I'i'   III   iiHi'inliinee   III      lho
eluiillil    nut    iieeive    Uli'll
ilw,  citii't nili.ii   iiiit!   Iim  nuM  om   of  iV,
tiiti'iniitloiial  u.'iiHiiiy.      This    rnpnll,'
,1'ltin! Mr,  McDonalil,    h,:il  i"*'ii adopt-,
Mr.   Mrlimialil   linked  If   fifty  orir.ni.'
Iti'l'K  Wire allowed   to  be .»i',iti-il  ,IM del- |
t-wmi'i 111  '!," |ii'*..**it I'l.nv-i.iini',   what!
nie 10 j.ti'M'i.t  "in* ii'.imli oil iii'^uiii/i'i *•
l.liliK   fcn-illid    ill    Hie   ll'-vl    i oilVelltlon ,
lllld  live lilii'dloil  in  tin- tuli'iivllig coll
thus    in
i peel to be paid iih nrmililz"l> tIn*V
i Mioilhi In- out III Hie ll«lil i.in.SIIIK uu
, 01 j^anl*iition wm k,
> A motion then w.ih made bv "tie nt
' the  ileh'Kati'M   that   no Moulting  In-  111•
I lowed   tu   the  rOUVctlllon.  llllll   lllfllft  WUH
* ,1 ripp!.- ol l.iijghle], I'reililcnt Lewis
...,'. >,.,-«, f, 1,1,1 .,1 inlo, h'i, Onl liol
Mlloke, Ii- llHieVI'd tlltll lhe|l- WIIH Ito
'rliollH   objection   to   utile: >•      MlloUlliK*
; iuul   that   motion   was  ■>nded,
TrlPtiriim  friiin  Mllflirll
A  telegram  Irom John Mluiielt, for.
M'lltlnll     llllll     Hie    I onVelitlol
lonirolliil by them. !
He r'alil tliut appointe'l n.itloh.i! or-.
K'tulzeri. wen- nut Ho- ones Unit mIuhiIiI ;
hi- allowed tu decide upon lhe pnllcli.*. ! '•■■■--" preHlilent uf the iiiliiiiH. whh read
nl tl.e eun\eiitl'iii- and h- midi-l 11..1I ;'"* •"*•'* r'*,'li' ■*■■•«■"■ •'* >* • ■ In IiIh ii-l-
lut Iuul went a year on the ev... mnv I --irruni Mr. MlU'lieU expresned Imped of
1     ,t|i    ,,   1   , ti 1   . ,,   (        r, ,.   „.,,,! s.   ,it      1    *• >ii . .-**.'*.? ul   . niiv, rifl..ii   j.Tol    Hie    r'or-
iirii'unlitiii'r, w<-ie imluiM-.l by Un- .\i-cii- i m":"!l11" "f •' P"1''"- ',li', w""l'- •■"■
lit,* bufii-.l or nut, uh noihlmf *,I:„ivh ! H(lr*" "," l'i*"««'»«» »f th" nrifrtnlziitlon.
uj. to u.i- lino* bow itatM   voli.**  «.*ie   1""1  ■ »•• orliv  nml  w-lf.ir.- -f It*  m-in-
ri-ri-lvil.     Tliut wan not Hn- joiltiy
to  thi*  iiilmlnlxir.itl.in,  hi- iddt-il
up '. '"'-'■*<. and nnld  ttint  lit* Imped  tu    )invi»
I lhe   opportllllHv   of   MI'eetlriK   the   llele-
1 (fi»l<-s    pf-rtiillilllv    lii-iin-    the   clune   of
f.\p*u*r itt IWUtnair* ; (|„.  ,*„r,vot,M»li.       It   wn»  .|e.*l.l,.,|  thAt
.1.   i.   .-»llUU   of    IHkIII'I    I.   KUK**(l'<»ll»>ll ( dl.    apl.l opl l,»U*     li*l>'i>     KhUUl'i    Xm-    lliMlll*
tli.it    ix tiiW Ur niHdi" -.o lliu! no man , t" the telegram.
He said he realized that the Interests of the miners are in. the thing's
that come from the bowels of the earth
and their' interests are identical,',> regardless of whether the men work in
coal or metal mines. He asked why
they could not be* present in one convention representing the mining industry of America. ,, • "
■ He said he' believed that the miners
of the east believed the Western Federation miners should be here in the
convention of the United Miners as a
united body of all* miner's who.work
in the mines, regardless of the product of the mines.
Discusses Colodndo Fight
Mr. Moyer discussed tlie old fight of
the Western Federation of Miners in
Colorado. As an independent organization, he said the .Western Federation
miners realize that they are helpless,
but if they have made mistakes it Is
no more than others have done.
For thirteen years they have virtually stood aloof (from other organizations, he said, but realize now* that
something must be done. '
"We have come 'here today to ask
what would be best to be done, to
bring about a closer affiliation of all
miners and accomplish a federation of
all the miners of America. ' We come
to you to ask you to appoint a committee to report on some plan of affiliation or combination of all miners of the
country regardless of the .product they
dig from the earth,
-We want the committee to roport
on some plan before the close of this
convention that will bring about a
closer connection.
„   All Are Minera
"It Is a recognized fact that we are
all miners, Tliere is a difference in
the mining of metal and the mining of
eoal, butl believe this could be overcome by'some' sort of nffillation or by
some sort of a working agreement.
■ "Let the convention appoint a committee to meet with lhe representatives of the Western Federation to work
out some suitable plan. We realize
that there should be some sort of understanding," '
0 Taking into consideration the number of the coal miners, Mr. Moyer said
he believed that the Western Federation of Miners was equal, to the United Mine Workers ln the matter of organization,
Organization  Busy
He said the Western Federation had
not had opportunity to reach out into
other metal districts of the country,
as the organization had been*kept pretty busy In the west.
He said that if the amalgamation of
the Western Federation of Miners and
the United Mine "\> ork'.rs was favored
by "the committee ae wifhed appointed,
he believed the members of I,the Western Federation would approve.
He said' he hoped that the. convention would take some action in regard
to that "great friend of .Organized labor." William Randolph Hearst,*, He
said that in a mine at Lead, North _a:
kota. last Thanksgiving, the miners
were locked out and that appeals to
Mr.  Hearst have* been  of no avail.
He said that no union.- men* are now
employed at that mine and that this
was the beginning of an organize'd effort for a fight against, organized labor ln South Dakota.     =•   -
Harry I'linnnr, Dist. 21
John  Miller, Dist, ,*>
Mini llrnmli'ite, Dlsi. 11
Hobei't   I Ml 101: If,   Dlsi.   2,1
H„ A. Whetzel, Dlint. 3
On lllMtrlliiilliMi
Mli'luii'l  Hurry. Dlsi. 21
lieujuinln  F. Morris,  Dlsi.  17
.1. H. Mi'L'riii'kcii. DIM. 1!»
On Hi'iilc
W.   V.    llolllHH.    Ill-'t.    tt
Duncan McDonald. Dlsi, 12
lU'ilJnmlii  MeKntitiey,  T>li»1,  1
1'ntrlek ff III1I11 y, Dint. 2
FrnnelM   Foelian,   Dlsi.  fl
WIMIiitn fli-ei'ii, Dlsi, tl
.111I111  Waters, Dlsi, 7
tieot'Ke  Mol Klllllh,tier,   I list,  H
John  Daliy,   Dint,  ',)
[       I  I Uiu*.   I let/,,   1 Hr il I* I   til
I      .1 nlm   !•    Whin*    111-1     1"
■     Alexander Howat, Dlsi, I I
Frank  Smith,  Dist,  13
lien   |iavl«.   Dint.   17    "
W. II. I'n"ill, l»l-t,  If
T, .1, Dunawny, Dist, Hi
IV  It, Stewart, Dlsi.  21
VliotfiiiH  lllbsoti,  DIM.   22
T. J. Main. Dist. *.*;i
.lulin   Harris,  Dist,  VI
t.'harles  Ilittloy, Dist. 23
Daniel  Mi'DoiihiiI,  Dint.  2H
Mr.   .-lliijrr'M   Aililrrtm
I'reMilent Lewi* then Ifitroiliieeil (**,
II, ,MoS"i, pirMilt'iit ot the WoMfi'h
1''lenitliin. who he nnld had itnttfgieil
manfully tn luiilntnln i|,e iirliii-||i|i<*i uf
organized labor In e\..|y ramp of f)i«*
metal mlni'iH of the went.
, If ll had not teen fur the |irot"Hl
llmt wn* viilfeil Mifalnsi t-oridltInriH iih
they Iuul evUteil itt tin* norHiwftxi Pre-
•ililfnt Leulx ii'ilil. It wav •i.iKulbli'. that
j In-  wmilii  ma  Imvi-  bad  the  plenMiire
til   Willo.Ll. IHU   Ull-*.'-   lepreHI-ntHllVfH   u(
tin" WVntnij Ft iteration toiltiy.
Jnuunry 'it   *
The report of the tellers was made
at this morning's session of the United
Mine Workers of America in Tomlinson lia.ll, after considerable argument
and disturbance, and John Fahey, who
presided as temporary chairman, -declared that In accordance with tlie constitution the candidates receiving the
highest numbers of votes were elected: ' ','
The votes announced for tlie various
candidates were as  follows:
For President: T. L. Lewis, 05,712;
William Green,' 71.515.    ' .. '
For Vice-President: Frank J. Ilo yes,
97.072;* K. S. MeCullough, 63.853.
For Secretary-treasurer: Edwin Perry, M2.75.'!.
DlMpiite   Over   Heport,
Tliere was some dlsputo in the convention ns to whether the highest
number of voles meant the election of
u delegate, or whether n'majority wns
necessary. The ' temporary chairman
stnted that In accordance with the constitution the highest number of,, votes
eleclerl. [t wns further explained that
this wns In accordance with the action
of previous conventions.
Officers Declnred Kleeteil
At   this afternoon's session  Mr.   l-'it-
hey nftcr explnfnlng the matter of the
highest vote electing, doclarod the oloctlon of the officers who hnd received-
Hie highest vote and surrendered the
chair to President Lewis.
President Lewis epxressed Ills appreciation of the support of lhe majority
of the members of the organization,
and said thnt the cnuvenllon was ns-
seiubled for business nnd to legislate
nut only for Hid members al the eon-
vent Ion hut also for thnoH who were ul.
Secret   KitvIci'  -IIjiii  Prem-nl
President Lewis miiintinced Hint he
lens Informed Hint there was attending
Hie convention n "secret servlco" mnn
representing Operators soulh of Ilie
tililo  river.
"Ills presence Is nnt desired," he milled, "and If he reiniilim IiIh rmme will
he iinnounceil,"
W, II, Falrlcy milil: ''Tin- man referred to wiih In tlie i-onvpntlnn IiinI yenr
und nt thai time hail credeiitlalH ns a
Pi'i-slilenl LuwIh, nl the wiliest, of
tin- delegates, H11MI hii Id Hint the man's
mi mc wan lllvei's, though he, probably
had other niitnes. President Lewis
snlil fiii'llii'i- In respniiNe lo a 1111011111)11
Hint lie hollnveil Ihnl llm man was then
In the hull., lie Hit id Hint Hie man wi;,k
Maying nt the HtuhbliiH hole).
' Once Sreroliiry af 11 Loral
Mr. I''nirli<v snld the man hail heen
al one lime n secretary of tln> local
union 111 I'nrbuti Hill, Ala,, prior in the
I11M strike. Ulveis Iuul rnlulneil the
seal of the local for noma time despite
repeuti'tl requests to give ll up although
lie flfinllv unve It up, Mr, Fnlvlev Mnld
that the mnn visited nonrly every local
yearsago an organization .'was formed
there known as the, Provincial Workmen's association. ' "Most of the mine
workers there were members of it," he
said. "It also claimed- adherents in
other crafts.' ' The first,.fifteen years
of.its existence were spent in struggles
against * smaller. companies. . Those
years were attended with a measure of
success, and each victory Inspired hope
and confidence in the Provincial Workmen's association to protect'the interests of the workmen..- But as the*, law
of industrial * revolution is never at
rest, time brought .changes in the
industrial conditions, there which the
strength ' and power of the provincial
Workmen's Association was unable to
cope with. This change was brought
about by the advent of a great corporation known as the' Dominion Coal
Company." . *   . '
•    Many  Men  Dinctinrged    -
He said that at the expiration of a
contract that the company had with
its men it liad posted two contracts for
the officials of the P.- W. A. to sign.
"One of .them was >a liad contract and
the otli'er was worse." He said that
"with the approach of winter and, as
before, the 'weight of the P. ,W. A.
thrown in favor of its acceptance, the
mine workers were eventually forced
to recognize tho inevitable and accept
the terms of the company." As the
only hope, continued Mr. MeCullough,
the mine workers of Nova Scotia ask-
ed,,that they might become part of the
United Mine Workers.
Ho said that no sooner had the mine
workers tliere joined the United Mine
Workers than the.coal company began
to discharge the .members of the* organization and discriminate against
them' in' other ways. He said that
no demands had been made by. the U.
M. W. of A,, and all they asked was
the right for the men to belong to
whatever labor organization they desired. He said that before a strike
was resorted to every effort was made
to bring about a reconciliation bf the
differences, but that thc company closed s"cvery, avenue to an honorable retreat. The strike order went into effect July 6. '" - ...
"Mr. Moffatt."., continued Mr, MeCullough, "was for many years the grand
secretary, which is the highest office
in tlie P. W. A." He now occupies the
unenviable position of dropping from
the leadership of a grand organization
to that of a leader of strike breakers.
In the opinion of many he is now playing Ills role In its true light.
. Contract of Drutnl Force
"Much criticism has been indulged in
by Mr. Moffatt, the coal company, and
o-ther enemies of our union relative to
the United Mine -Workers of America
violating the contract made by the P.
W. A. ' This contract was ono of brutal force, an agreement that was forced bjvthe company under the same circumstances, that one.gives up tho money to *a holdup man rather than his
life, an.d the holdup man would be
just as much justified in appealing, to
the sense of honor of his victim when
apprehended as'Mr. Moffatt and others
are in "appealing to the honor of the
men on strike to "return to work and
keep the. sacredenss" of this agreement
inviolate'.' . *•
"It Is not an agreement In any sense'
but It is the demand of the company,
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wllh mi'iiilii'iH, who after their tnlk
wllh him were dlne!mi'Ui'd. Mr. Knlrley
jrliaiKid that 11 yenr u 1^0 the mini Iuul
iiw.'ii tn Un' I'lmvi'iitlon hut nt that
tliin- liln true elinrncti-r wiih not well
1..   ,,.,.
'Ilie Novn Seel In Kfrlke
Tin' itimiiiil report of K. S, MtCull-
nligli, Vlri'-pl'i'ulili'lil nr tin' Unltti! Mllu*
Wurliei'M, tunic up vnririijM feiitiirco of
hin wnrlc during llm yonr. anJ drvoUil
iiiiihlili'ialilc attention to the Hltiifttlnn
In Xnva Hrotlit nnd a brief hlt-tory of
mmii'in li'iidnig up lo the ulilUe thi-i'f.
Mr. MeOnllotigh referred In tin** ontli-
nn'Ifi> >n*flli'tii'iil, nnd to lb'1 Interim-
lloiinl pciici' coiigloH he hnd filtf'inlt'il
nt the ri'i|iie»t uf I'ronlilent T.nwlH.
In Kpi'iiUInK of Uu* Novn Scntla utiun*.
tion he mlil that he liml been funlgnnil
lANt ,1 il iht 10 1>Utrlnt No, I*. Nova Hco-
tln to urn-flu! In ,tlu* nmrtlnit of a utrlko
of itti- mine worker* fmployeiJ l»y thw
li.iniinloii <:<iul tumimiiy. In tlm way
of lilutory In- xald  tlmt nlmut  thirty
forced aUa time.when the people were'
unable to resist. Yet notwithstanding
all this, the men would have worked
under the so called agreement had the
Coal* Company not interfered and dis-
crimii'iated against the United Mine
"Workers of Ameriea members. About
0110 thousand nfen who were members
of tlie United Mine "Workers of Ameriea were discharged for no other reason than that they were members of
the United Mine  Workers.   *
Mr. MeCullough said further that
"every means known to the powers of
money and politics have been used to
defeat the miners In their struggle for
In dustrlal liberty," and that soldiers
had boen ordered tliere, and used to
'•prevent the peaceable parading of
the public highway rind the peaceable
nssemblagr of our members In mass
meeting." _ ■     , '
ArrcNleil* tor  I'leKctlug
He -.-aid tbnt the company had a
number of men from the mines appointed wllh police power for the same
purpose ns the soldiers; tlmt hundreds
of strikers were arrested for picketing
and other false ehnrgeH, "nnd thrown'
Into Jnll; that the lenders nf tlio strike
wi'i'o nrri'Hli'il nnd tnkerc to Montreal
to destroy their Influence, nnd that
everything wus done to arouse nation;
nl prejudice. "The eonfllet hns now
entei'i'd Into the seventh mouth with
hopi' bright und victory uHsured by a
cnntlnuiiiu'o of the same methods nnd
iletermlniitlon whleh lnive clmi'iietorlz-
ed the struggle no far." *i
"After touching upon the Cherry mine
tllfiiKtcr Mr. Mt'Ciillnugh snld "There
Is hut one excuse for the grent slaughter nf human lives In the coal mines nf
lho eounlry—prol'lti*, To provide the
Hiifoly npplliineoH for thorn* who provide Hie fuel supply for tillh country
nnd mnko possible our present state of
IniliiHtrliil, commercial mid uncial status
mcnuH tlm expenditure of monoy and
less proi Its to those who own the initio
nud to. the extent tlmt health, life and
limb enn he protected, and are not.
Ih a uullnnal dlHgrnee nnrt murder of
the niosi cruel type, and In my opinion
ho lung iih the public cnn seeurn Its
fuel supply and proi'lin Ih the chief aim
nf the Industry, no relief nun bo hoped
for only through the united action of
the mine workerH HiciiihoIvoh,"
I'd win   I'erry,, HcpnrfN
Krtwln Perry, Hori'etnry-ireiiHiirei' of
the V, M, W.h.Iii IiIh iniliuiil report, In
addition to 11 detailed Htatemeiil of the
mnmhei'Hlilp unit finances, iIIhciihhciI ii
numbor nl' oilier inn Hers of Intermit
und linpiirtiiiu'e to the organization,
Aiming thi'Mi' miitti'i'M was the \\>imt tit
life In mines, und the need of proper
legislation inward ivmcrtylnK -tl'lH* tlie
Hltiiiilliui in I'l'giiril to the (irgnnlxei'H In
the mine workers; the evnuerntlon nml
suspension of lorn I iinlnnx; tlin t'nlted
Minn Workei'H .lnuriuil nnd ileHlrnhle
liollilcul action, u
He Hlioweil that the avui'iige paid up
i.1111111. irni\i ,„n .irt.ii Han .11,1,i,L, Un*
Inrt'.'Ml In lhe hlitorv of the nvriinWn-
Hon, am) guvn 11 table idiowlng the
live in ge inembeiHlilp by illstrlotH for
1000 und loos. In IiIh rw!»plt«latlon
of the fliianeeH uf the orguulzatlon, ho
Hhowei) tlmt lhe biilnnce un hand, Dee,
1, Wns, had been $M»ri.TSil.n7. find the
balance nn iiiiiul J>cci'inlier 1, IIHiO wim
|-I70,s_«.il9. The total Income wnH |f)3l,.
7:iO,7:i, and the totnl expenditure was
In relation to tliU Mr. Perry unlil:
"Your attention Is nilled 10 tin* largo
def'ieiiHe In nur siirphiH fundi* on hand
due in tin. fact Unit a Mrlkft Intx been
In progrcHH In dlHtrlcl No. 20 from July
ft .1909, up tn the pre-HMit time, and the
I'lnnii'. Iiik of 111.111,*. locil Ktrlket. Ill UUt.
Nn. *.' ami iJhiwIii'Ii'. Wo hetl on
liiiml March I the num of t83S.4fJO.SO.
und on Iv-iernbi-r 1,  ISOJ. Ui* bftiatue
wan reili I to »I70.!120.C3, tiluiwIiiK our
dlHbiirHfnientH to Imv* exrenteil nur
Ineomo In tlw ,xf r.t of |ir.|,«t>.Sl."
(Continued on pug. 7)
Mr. A. M. Brooks of Wellington St.,
Steel ton, says:
"Ten months ago I contracted ecze-
ma which at first appeared on mv neok
later spreading to my chest and-body,
The doctor thought this was caused by
the irritation of my shirt,collar' and
the poison arid steam from the pulp, as
I was then employed, at the pulp mill
I began doctoring,'but instead of the
disease being checked it showed signs
of becoming, worse; and my neck, my
chest and whole body was soon in a
frightful condition. The skin actually
peeled off, leaving the flesh raw.
"I suffered cruellj; from the terrible itching and soreness and was
completely confined to the house, Not
seeing or feeling any improvement, I
next resorted to tlie ordinary salves
anil ointments recommended for skin,
diseases but although I gave each preparation a fair trial no'ne seemed
powerful enough to bring about a cuvu
until I began using Zam-Buk.
"Prom the first application of Zam-
Buk I had somo relief, nnd as I persevered with Its usod dally the soreness *ivas by degrees drawn out nnd
tho intense itching and aching completely vnnlshed. Scabs or scales form,
od ovor tho raw flesh, but Zam-Huk
noon cleared away all those, and al-
though the cure was notunilly gradual
It was complete."
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J, nurlco, Dollovuo, Frank, Altn.
G. Kolly, Ulnlrmoro, Alta.
Wm, Anfioll, Cniimoio, Alta.
A. I). Altroy, Coul City, Tubor, Alta.
W. Grnliam, Colomnn, Alta.
P. Lonnon, Cavbomlalo, Coleman, Alta.
J; Aplln, Cnrdlff, Aim.
F. K. St. Amiuit, Cardlfr, Altn.
A. iiutiiiiion, Corbin,  U, C.
Pat Kolly, Diamond City, LothbrlldBo, Altn.
C. F. Larrier, 151 nrtlamy St. Kdtnonton
A. S. Julian, 2 Fr'iuor FliitH, ISilnionton
V. Holub 127 Lomo St. Norwood, ICdmontou
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O. Nicol, Frnnk. Alta.
J. W MorrlH, HoBmor, 13. C.
J. O. Jonos, IlillcroHt, Alta.
R. Evans, Konmaro, N. D.
M. Pilflhaek, P. O. 113, LothbrldRo, Alta.
J. T. Crltftlhn, Ulio. Frnnk, Alta.
F. Ilonaccl, Mnplo Loar, Bolloviio, Alta.
Chnn. ftnrnor, Mlftliol, R C.
A. Covatcli, Passburg, Alta.
* Chas. Smith, Royal Coll., Uthbrld)??, Alia.
L. McQuarrlo, Roch Percoo, Sank,
A. Shaw, Strathcona, Alta.
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Renaissance Pattern.!
Bellows'are details of old time furnishing which, somewhat curiously,
seem to have escaped.the attention of
many writers on the furniture of the
past and. to meet with comparatively
slight esteem among the generality of
modern connoisseurs, and yet if one
begins to "take up" the subject it is
by no means lacking in interest,.
One reason for its being apparently
neglected may possibly be found in the
fact that bellows of the olden - time
were.such indispensable and constantly used members of the family household, goods that very few have survived to tell their mute tale of bygone
usefulness. In mediaeval kitchens of
the great the bellows blower was a
recognized functionary, whose duties,
according to Joiuville, probably in-
eluded looking after the turnspit dogs
In their revolving wheel cage. And'it
was not only In the kitchen that the
services of the bellows were called into
requisition, for the, log fires of the ban-
quetiug • hall „aud the guest chamber
equally demanded tlieir ministrations,
and the honor lu which they were held
before the days of coal t fires is sufficiently indicated by the lavish decoration that was frequently bestowed
upon tbem. -*A 'finely finished pair cf
decorated bellows of the .middle ages
-will often bu'found to be'worthlly representative of the furniture style of lis
period.    Pre-eminently-'was., this' the
case-in, Italy when, In the exuberant
art of the .renaissance, tlio great masters-themselves did nol begrudge their
labors even on ihe* adornment of such
oa comparatively humble detail of domestic plenishing. Some of the most
exi'iiii-slte pieces of carved walnut
wood furniture belonging to the Italian (juatero cento and cinque cento
periods aro tho bellows,' a pair of
which, with wontlrously elaborate
Venetian carving, fetched at the.famous sale of theMagnlac collection in
1&J2 no less n sum than' $2,300.
Experts abroad often mako, rare
finds, a few of which are here reproduced. Distinctively renaissance Iu
character, the Italian type pictured Is
of walnut wood, carved und gilt, with
nozzle of copper.'richly chiseled. The
front Is surmounted by a muse-heron,
or human ninsl;, which forms the
handle, Following tho curve at oach
side Is il grotesque mate torso, toruil-'
nating In scrolls, and In thc center a
winged nmorliio beneath a garland of
fruit. The handle on the reverse Bide
Is formed by a beautiful female head,
crowned and draped, 'and the central
ornament consists of a grotesque mus-
eheron, Its open mouth forming the
wind' hole, Scallop kIipIIr, scrolls nnd
draperies surround It, after the stylo
of the period, which incorporated Cupids nml grotesques, scrolls nnd flowers, draperies nnd musks, In a wealth
of decorutlon. Thoso of Vonotlnn origin uro charmingly tntcrcHtlng.
French bellows of tho seventeenth
nnd eighteenth centuries woro often of
gront beauty. A lovely Utile pair in
purely Louis Seize in character, with
ils severely simple ornainenl. In tulip
wood * Inlaid on enrved nmhognny.
Claiming to be the work of tho mnitro
ehenlHte .Teun Ueinoiilreull, It is n departure from tlio irndltloiml form, sug-
gosling u lyre -Mm pi., wlik'h Ih emphu*
sized by the Mhos of the Inlny inking
lho direction of the strings-. To bonr
out the n-Numbli'iifo the 110/.7.I0 Is well
A Jolly Evening With the Patron Saint
of Old Maids.
Every dog has his day, and the old
maid, not the up to date bachelor girl
who scorns such a useless piece of furniture in her cozy little apartment as
a husband, but jthe genuinely sentimental old maid, can have a day on the
25th of November if she so desires, for
this is St Catherine's day, the patron1
saint of "old maids." In Prance even
the twentieth century maiden takes
ber love affairs seriously, and she goes
to church bright and early on the 25th
of November armed'with a bouquet
which she lays upon the altar, offering
at the same time a prayer to St. Catherine to send her a husband and "soon,
please, dear St. Catherine.", The American girl cuts out the religious ceremony on this auspicious occasion, aiid,
though her heart be aching, she makes
merry with a party, and if she prays lt
is not' like the Pharisee on the street
corner, but in secret beside her couch
A jolly old maid—a namesake, by the
way. of the martyred St. Catherine of
Alexandria—is sending out invitation's
for a "rally." as sho flippantly calls
her St. Catherine's party., These Invitations are In the guise of .postcards
with little Sally Water of nursery
fame weeping and wailing for a young
man as the decorative feature, and
they read: , ■ '
Conic   and   help  me   elect   a  husband.
Last meeting before tho campaign closes.
November twenty-fifth) nine p. m.
The guests will not be bidden apparently to the bouse of mirth, for in
the reception room all is* uncertainty'
and gloom. ■* Funeral looking gray
moss, caught up with pierced silver
hearts, drapes the room, and the only
light is that from numberless candles
held in sconces and candlesticks hung
with black. Suspended from the central chandelier is a ballot box, the bottom of which is covered with thin paper. Through a central opening depend streamers 1 of red ribbon. The
box Is black and lettered in red—matrimonial' ballot. After' greeting "their
hostess each guest will be asked to
vote, which means to pull an end of
the ribbon hanging from the ballot
box. On the box end is attached a
piece of paper with,a number on it.
About the room arc men's coats of
various sizes with corresponding numbers on them. The girls match their
numbers to the coats, and the man
whoso numeral, corresponds to that of
a girl's - must try to fill the garment
and,, become the-fiance of the owner
for% thp evening. Lots of fun ensues
during' this ^casting and recasting of
votes. „
A game to be played later on is accomplished- by having prepared beforehand as many -peanut shells as
there are people, ,each one filled with
a paper on which are several letters
of a word, and the complement of
letters is placed in another shell. The
"shells"ariTTieartegetEer^itir .arrow
The Interesting' and Absorbing New
Fashion of Silhouette Photography.
Garrets, old chests and out of the!
way corners are being ransacked these
days for silhouette pictures of ancestors. These relics" of, other years are
being remounted, ..touched up and refrained in dull silver or mahogany and
given places of honor on the walls of
the living room.    But the up to'date
AT 21st MEET
(Continued'from page 6)
girl goes the old timers one better aud
has taken up the latest cult, that of
silhouette photographs.
The usual; method of taking a sli->
houette photograph is to have your
subject sit or,stand in profile against
the sunlight.. The camera is then, focused upon the sitter in tbe usual
way and directly iu tho, face of" the
sun. • The operation can usually ■ be
carried out very nicely at a window
which faces directly toward the sun
at some time of the day.      - ■>
The result is a solid black picture of
the subject, which" is frequently very
striking in its resemblauce and lifelike character. The great advantage
of this method is that an amateur photographer can practice, it with groat
success. If he tries two or three timer
he is almost certain to obtain a fine
I silhouette photograph. • The , framework of the window and some articles
of furniture'standing near it may be
utilized lo make an artistic setting for
Another very ' effective method ., of •
making n silhouette photograph is to
place the subject in front of a strong
arc light with n large white sheet behind the light.        •   -
This method requires' more apparatus,, but is absolutely certain to produce a good result,' The reason why
a silhouette picture gives such an excellent likeness depends upon a few
.si m nl__trn tl is_.wli ic h_n i'__ii ot_ n 1 wn vs.
Dentil   I_Nt   Greatest.
Mr. Perry commented on the fact
that tlie years 190S and 1909 would go
down in history as having eclipsed all
previous records in the number of lives
that had been sacrificed in the mines
of the country.
He spoke of mining as being the most
hazardous of occupations and added:
"Yet we, have every reason to believe
that with adequate protection through
legislative' enactments the danger to
life would be minimized at least three
fold. , Not unlil the function of protecting life is placed where it rightfully belongs, namely on the' operator or
mine owner, can we reasonably expect
any change. All the legislation, unless accompanied by severe penalties,
would not bring,about the desired insults."
He spolie of the desirability ot a suitable liability law. lie said the convention should go on record- as doing powers of the various states and
federal government, remedial legislation that would minimize to the lowest degree the dangers that now, surround the miners. , He recommended
that there be demanded of congress a
law tlis*t would tax every ton of coal
mined to provide a fund for widows
and orphans made homeless bv mine
disasters and those persons injured
and  maimed by mining accidents.      «
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Meals 25c.   Meal Tickets $5.00
Rates $1,00 per day
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I Fernie Dairy j
flcl\\'Qi'Cf\   to   nl!
part., of the town
ribbon. Tho object of tho game is to
fine*. >the person who has'the letters
completing the word; The letters of
the words aro divided evenly between
the men and tho girls—that is, a man
has one part of the word and a girl
the other half. After talking with his
partner for ten minutes tho girls go
out of the room and the men nre handed, cards on' which are the following
"Whnt Is the color of her eyes.'
"Tho shade of her hair?" "How Is
her hnir arranged?"* "Tho style of her
frock?"   "Wlyit color Is It?"
The man' who answers the greatest
number of questions satisfactorily is
presented with a prize.
When supper Ih announced St. Catherine Js supposed" to hnvo taken
pity on the old maids, and. having
provided onch with a,prospective hus-
hnnd, all Is joy. The, supper room is
brightly lighted, in marked contrast
with tho gloom that hns previously
prevailed. As this company Is to bo n
small ono, n lurgo round tnblo seats
them all, Ahovo the center of tho tii-
bio Ib hung a small sized child's jumping hoop, bound with gold colored
ernpo paper, symbolical of tho wedding ring. Holding tho hoop in position nro converging strings of white
satin ribbon that moot ln the center
nnd nro tied to tho bottom of the gas
fixture. Graduated ondu of this half
Inch ribbon aro' hung at Intervals
downward from tho hoop, nnd on tho
ends of each ribbon Is a Cupid, the
shorter loops holding a small god of
lovo and tho longer pnes a larger figure In tho center of tho tnblo nnd
undor the chandelier decoration Is 11
huge white fronted cake ornamented
with nn upstanding flgiiVo of Bt. Cnth-1
orluu.   The Ices nre In tho form of «■!
borne In mind. The profile of the face
shows rigid and unvarying outlines
by which we'cnn always recognize a
person, whereas the expression'of the
full face is a very varying and subtle
thing which can rarely be caught with
absolute fidelity by tho camera.
For the Home Nurse.
By using ihe method hero described
mistakes ln0the time, for giving medicine are avoided, and the memory is
relieved of all care nnd anxiety. Cut
a circle of cardboard Inrge enough to
extend over the edge of a tumbler.
Mark the disk to Imitate the hours
on the fnco of a dock (half and quar-
Jnuunry i'l
After a morning session at the annual'convention that was turbulent at
times, and gave promise of growing
more serious, adjournment was had at
noon until nine o'clock on Monday morning. The trouble arouse when the
tellers were reading a tabulated report
to show the votes of the local unions
of the various districts.
A protest is expected,to be made as
to the seating of the delegates from
nine locals.in central'Pennsylvania on
the ground that these kicals are' not
In good standing with their district
organization, though declared to be in
good standing on tho books of the international organization. lt was further, contended thnt these locals had
no right to vote for international officers. ~"~ i'
The question,of whether the convention should not act on.the report of the
tellers, which was submitted yesterday
came,up for argument during the reading of the tabulated report, of the tellers.
Several of the delegates urged that
the report of'the tellers should either
be approved or disapproved by the convention. It was explained however,
that John Fahy, while presiding as the
temporary chairman, had-held that il
was" not necessary for*tlie convention
to vote on the adoption or disapproval
of'the tellers report.
, John H. Walker said he wished to
know if the, report of' the. tellers was
final, and if the convention was not
called upon to' approve.ior disapprove it
__=i ha__j__! __!=w_o_3=tha=e_se==su i tab! 0°
amendments might be made to* * the
laws. In reply the ruling of Mr.
Fali'y was repeated,
William Green asked if the convention had not the right to question the
election of officers as reported by the
tellers.      ,
President   I.etvlN   Heplii'N
' President Lewis answered that Mr.
Green had had a representative present
when  the votes  were counted.
President Lewis' said further ihat if
Mr. Green had asked the i;,n\'ulnii for
the sincere purpose of it-Wuim;- In foi ■
•nation he would be wP'Iph to M.-unl
all day 10 answer the i|u-siloii. Mr.
Green was not sntlsfled and refused to
Hike his sunt when requested to do so
by Mr, Lowls. Tlie president then requested 11 sergennt-at-arms to remove
Mr. Green from lho1 hnll. Some of, the
delegates called to Mr. Green tu tako
his seat and other advised lilm not to
do so,     He sat .down,
Mon*  Trouble
_ Francis Feehnn nskod if the local
votes could  he called for on thc floor
of the convention after the tabulation.
He started to argue the matter,' and
the gavel of President Lewis began to
beat a tattoo that threatened to splinter it. The' lips of Feehan could be.
seen to move but no word came from
Ceasing his tattoo with the gavel,
President Lewis told- Feehan to sit
down, hut he would not sit down. The
gavel a.gain began to rattle and again
Feehan was ordered to take his seat.
He would not do so and three of the
sergeants' at arms were called upon lo
remove hhn from -the hall unless he
took his seat. Feehan walked toward
the platform with two or three of the
sergeants-at-arms following him. - A
number yelled to "Put him out," others
"No." and it seemed for a while that
there might he more serious disturbance,  but finally Feehan sat down.
After complete quiet had been restored President Lewis said he wished
to know whether the convention was
going to arsnact its business in .1 business like way or whether a riot was'
to bo precipitated on the floor of the
! hall- .,    '
There was a short session in the afternoon. The newly elected officers
Frank J. Hayes spoke of the interest
he felt in the welfare, of labor. The
time had arrived he added, when united effort was necessary for the best
success of the miners of the country
at large.
Edwin Perry was then called for, He
said he appreciated She support which
had been accorded him, and announced that he would In the future, as in
the past, conduct his office without
fear, or favor,   '
President Lewis announced that the
committee on entertainment for the'
miners wished possesion of the hall
that preparations for the evening's entertainment in the hall might be commenced.
,\   Good   Loner
William Green arose and said that
the tellers had announced, the result
of , the vote and, as a good loser, he
would bow to the majority. Ho said
that he wished ito assure the delegates
and the men at home that he will'continue to do battle for the miners and
their families.
Of the American  Federation
*(     i
"What a beautiful sight it-is; Mrs.
Bates, to see your two little boys always together!" thc summer boarder
exclaimed In .ecstacy as the two bro
tliers Bobby and Tommy Bates came
up the walk hand in hand.
"Such brotherly love is as, rare as
it is exquisite."
" Mrs. Bates nodded her head in assent. ,     7,   ,
"I tell Kzry that they are inseparable as a nair of pap.t.s"
.     ■ *   #   *
, Ted—Isn't Tom thinking rather seriously of getting married?",
Ned: No; he could not have thought
very seriously about it for he has gone
.The following is part of ihe unfair
list of the American Federation of Labor. Many, of the daily newspaper
readeis who hear as much about the
"Unfair List" during these days may
be anxious to know what names of
firms the A. F. of L. "Unfair List" contains.
Under these circumstances it becomes Uio duty of the labor press to
keep its readers proporly informed.
What are papers published for if not
for the purpose of giving correct information? (i
Cigars: Carl ijpman of New York
City; Kerbs, Wertheim & Schiffer of
New York City, manufacturers of the
Henry George and Tom Moore cigars.
Flour;. Washburn-Crosby Milling Co
Minneapolis, Minn.; Valley City-.Milling Co., Grand  Rapids. Mich.
Whisky: Finch Distilling Co., Pittsburg Pa.
Clothing: N. Snellenberg & Co., ot
Philadelphia Pa.;■* Clothiers Exchange,
Rochester N.Y.; B. Kuppenheimer _
Co., Chicago.
Corsets: Chicago Corset Co., man- *
ufacturers Kubo and I a Marguerite.
Corsets. 7 0  '
Gloves: J. II. Cownie Glove Co., Des-
Moines, la.; California Glove Co.,-Napa, Cal. „
Hats;-J. B. Stetson Co., Philadelphia
Pa., E. M. Knox Co.. Brooklyn N..Y.,
Henry H. Roelof & Co.. Philadelphia;'
Shirts and Collars: United Shirt & *
Collar Co., Troy, N. Y.; Van Zandt,
Jacobs and Co., Troy, Cluett,' Peabody
and Company, Troy, N.Y.; James It.
Kaiser of New York City.
The .Butterick Pattern Company of
New York.   ' ,   :
Cement: Portland Peninsul-ar Cement Co., Jackson, Mich.; Utica Hydraulic Cement and Mfg. Co,, Utica, ■ Illinois..
Stoves: Wrought Iron Range Co., St.
Louis, Mo., United States Heater-, Co. '
Detroit, Mich., Gurney Foundry Co, of
Toronto Ont.; Home Stove Works, of
Brooklyn Watch Case Co., Sag Harbor
Indianapolis, Ind.; Buck Stove and
Range Company. St. Louis.
Bags: Gulf Bag Co., New Orleans,
La., branch Bemis Brothers, St. Louis,
Mo.    '       *    .
■   Brooms and Dusters: The Lee Proem
and Duster Company, Davenport, la'.; ,
M. Goelierfs Sons, CIrcleville,   Ohio;
ter hours mny also be used) and cut
notches nil nround opposite the hour
murks, Tlo n knot In a cord, past* It
up through the center of tho disk und
attach u heavy rlug or button to the
other end. If medicine wuh given nt
8 o'clock, for liiHtuuco, nud should be
given ngnln lu uu hour, movo tho cord
1 to I), etc,
Girl Invents Fruit Punch.
'.11111 ~U Ul IU-117 ' "	
* *     *        s.''
, Smith walked up the street the other
evening with a box of chocolates under
one arm and a big package of meat under the other,
"Ilelloo, Smith," said Brown "gone ln
for housekeeping? I didn't know you
were married."
Smith: And neither I am—at least
not yet; • .,
Brown: Well,,.what are you going
to do with those chocolates and that
meat ?
,    Smith:' I am going to seo my girl
Brown: And do you hnvo to furnish
lho meat for the. family already old'
chap? I    That which appeals to wngo darners
Smith: Oh no, tlio 'aweds are for j to orgunlze Is the possibility of attain-
tho girl and the moat Is for the dog,,i iiig more gratifying result.-, from em-
I havo to squaro both of them.—Sac- J ployiiient hy mutual united effort thnn
red Ilenrt Review. comes from individual offort.
"MerKle-Wiley Broom "Company, Paris
111.   , ".* *.
Watches: Keystone Watch Case Co.
of Philadelphia;. Jos. Fahy, Brooklyn,
T. Zurbrugg Watch Case Co., Riverside .V. J. * '-     " "    "',
C W. Post, Manufacturer of Grape
Nuts and Postum Cereal, Battle Creek
1 +
Fibrcvare:   Indurated   Fibre   Waro
j Co., Lockport, N. Y.*
Furniture: Ame'ican^BIIIIard tabic
Co., Cincinnati, O.; 6. Wlsner I'inno
Co.', Brooklyn N.Y.; Krcll Piano Co,,
Cincinnati O; Derby Desk Co., Boston
Mass, •-      «
vV Dilgrims Drogre *_ ®
J^^MT R\r   xVIIJSTER    J-T     BUNION.   ;,*."".■■..■
Bulut with 11 liulu about her head, and ,    Holi-ii Taft. duugliter of tho prevail lho decorations aro curried out In   dent elect. Is thc Inventor of n fruit
I punch for U'ihiIh parties and other In-
! lorn 1111 outdoor nffnlri* thnt lu nnld to
! be  one "nf   the   mom  delectable  of
drinks,   Shn umrded tho roclpo Jonl.
the Hf-me "good" fitHhlon.
A Supper Salad.
A toothsome wilud mny he arranged
of fruit nnd lettuce for n little HUpp-y
after tho tlienlur or for any Informal
evening occnHlon.
Cupu nro mnde out of tho heart ot
lettuce, mul lu each Ih put sliced pcitrH,
tippled, bimnniiH nml walnut)* covered
with mnyonnnlHp or French ilroBHlnjr.
It can he prepared beforehand and
put lino the rcfrlgnriitor tn chill. It
Hhould bo nerved cold 011 ilnlnty little
pluti-H. With It luivc Hiindwlchcx made
of thin fdlcet* of graham bread covered with French drcsiMln-g nnd boiled
red Rpnnlali popper*** with celery chopped up niul put under tho pepper-*,
a\ Verhacit Drothart.
-iiihordltintcd, being mado ns abort aa
U funHsu-ilt** ro-n-ntRtentlv -with It* fmr-
ioao.   ThMo niv only n Tow example*
f the nntlque bcllowai
MRDFOUD, Jan. 25—Agltnllon fo
•he' creation of a proponed new tttatc
'» be called Siskiyou out of northon
California, and boutlu.rn. Oiufcon, ha
-onched cuab a singe that a convent
'on has boen callod to meet at Yr<ikf
California, on March IB, Alto-*****)-'
Mlghtlnn of thin pnrt by th. mor-
t'Of-uloua p-vrilons of tho otli.-r tw«
■Maton tn thc cause glv«n for thc ttcv
Ceeoanut Oropi,
V\U. uitti (iMi'mJ ul i*,(hi«><J lucviauul,
half a pound ot |<ulverl_il nugar aad
the v/lilton of four egg* I ion ton to a
stiff froth. Have cnotiRh white of ejnr
to wet tho augnr nnd cocoa nut. Beat
tntrcthir thornnehlv Aron on "h-nttft-M
tins In drop* the nine of a coin md
oiisly through the hint Miiiiincr, but
shortly before hIic wciii to Ilryti Muwr
confided It tu u friend, with the uhiiii!
ri'Htilt, Hundred)* nf young girls now
nre In pohni-nnImu of the ono tlmo no-
crd. nnd It'H Hiifc lo any that by noxt
Muminrr tlio punch will In- mndo by
hnlf the young women In AmcrU'im
Koclety. To prepare ll Ml together fur
five mliiutcK a pint of wnter, it pound
of Niignr nnd Dw chopped rind of a
lemon, Hlrnln the lluld nud hIIcp two
biuiunnH Into It while ll Im hot, Add 11
grated pineapple nnd 11 quarter pound
of atoned clicrrlti*. Tln-n hou******. tin-
Juice of Mix loniom* Into the bowl
shortly before •"•erring,  liut Hint Isn't
alt,  ini i'i   U,\i*.l* ii.  iVv.   1..U.XI  J/*'  *''.'«•. i'i*!
In the bowl and two qutirU of Mod.i
water poured over It lit'tun* the fruit
mixture In put In, Slice n dozen big
■Mrtiwl'orrlcfi and drop thom Into the
bowl. »Mrrln"* •*.'• * rmt-'v, The r-r-w.-tlt
Is nil! in hi' 11 ■Jlrj':': III fur uoddtmeh,
'i (-. (-• rci'M"" ••' "■'t|0"ll,lrl».
,0F MINE!   THERE  \%
WR TMEKH    .1
^•-L.     A.!-1-.IP'   >
\KU0W SHE wa_
W   )
[FSN'T THI'-,   MK
~"*\1 DONT     KNOW
■yigOlMG. UNCLE!
^t ni A. 1 PL EM DID
New Deputy of Railways FlrHt Autolut: Ih ' thnt tho Hnmn nu
OTTAWA, Jnn. 27-A. W. Campbell   ,onjob»° whkh >'ou V»rohanod     Hurt
-puty mlnl-Hcr of puhllc works   for I ■•orJnS;T
-n„.l«. hat, Lw-n  app-.l.-t-id  dupoty '    fl'y,nn', AnMn"  °h _w\ """'"?
ilnlnter of railway, nnd canals. In thf ] ^JH exccpt thrco whcc,s and "'"
'.nro of M. J. Uuller, who hatt reaiK-n*
1 to become head of tho Dominion
on and (tt. el Company.
Mr. Campbf.ll will aho become th<
"-•■Mrmnn of thn T. C It. comataslon.
'•*-« poxitlon of dsk-f engineer to th'
isluvLiui'ul will U> uu** (ilUsti L)> in.
"her man.
»   *   *
Caller: Snip and Company havf» rm
doyed mo to collect this bill you ow-
Owens: You ar« to bf h-eartlly ton-
-.ittuUUd kit, uu sujcuduu uucL - w
Y.an-snt position.   , HH
No. 213 West   ,.
No. 214 East  ...:..
. No. 236 Local East .
No. 235 Local* West
! No. 7, West Flyer ..
No. 8 East Flyer ..
Arrive Fernie
 .'.. 10.00.
;.....:.. _r.5o'
...'.'..*..'. 19.27
;■:.■.-.'... 20.08
Change takes effect Sunday June 6,
•NO. 252
*■ 6.55
'7.50    .
Arrives' Spokane 8.30 p.m.
Arrives Seattle 10,15 a.m.
No. 251
I. 10.32
Always ready: ham sandwiches and
coffee at Ingram's.
Hot tea or coffee served at Ingrams
pool room.
Electric Fixtures, Depew, Macdonald
& McLean, phone 61.    .     \  .
.   If you are a particular smoker get
your smokes at Ingram's.
Beef, mutton, pork, veal, hams, bacon, lard, etc., only of the very best.
Phone 41.
If you want the best buy a McClary
Stove. They don't cost any more at
the Trites-Wood Co.
For a good comfortable smoke get
Dorenbecker's brands. They, are
home product.
.Furnished and unfurnished room to
rent In modern house.-Telephone, electric J _ht and bath. Apply B, S. care
Ledger. , 3tNP
For Sale: Ten acres good land covered \vlth tamarac and cedar, close in.
Apply Ledger office. lm
Just the thing early in the morning
or late at night; a hot lunch at Ingram's.
Buy the Standard Sewing machine
there is nothing to equal it on the
, market today. For sale, at the Trites
AVood Company.
Furniture, pictures, window shades
etc., a large and well selected stock,
get our prices.     The Trites-Wood Co.
Wanted: Experienced general servant. Apply Mrs. J. R, Lawry, Victoria avenue. 2tp28
Shoe repairing business for sale: —
Singer machine and all tools, * first
class opening. Apply Box 170, Clares-
- holm,* Alta.
For sale: A good nine-roomed house
nicely located: Lot 60x129' fenced.
House all modern. Will be sold on
reasonable terms as the owner is desirous of a change. Apply Box 990
Gill Boarding House. A comfortable
home for the Miner. Table board $5.00
per week; meals 25c; room and board
by the month, $23.50. All white help. E.
— •—'Bayloi—and-J.-!Ford~Propsr"
- For boys and girls sleighs try the
Trites-Wood. Co.
Good Second Hand Heintzman piano
for sale.'   Apply5 Ledger Office:-.'
"Found:—Ladies watch    and chain,
last week,. Apply.to'Ledger office for
Miss Belle Hamilton visited at Rex-
ford, Montana, last week and returned
home last Monday.
Mrs. McMahon, sister of'Mrs. J. B.
Smith of the Fernie Brewery is visiting at Nelson this week. '
W. C. B.'Manson has been very sick-
the last few days. His many friends
will welcome his re-appearance.
Mr. R. G. Noble is acting secretary
In-the absence of A. J. Carter at the
A quantity of first class prairie hay
for sale at a reasonable price. Apply
to J. H. McConkey, Cayley, Alberta.
The \\ Meat Market have moved
Into their new premises In the Johnson block opposite the King - Edward
* i
The Imperial bank received their
handsome new finishings and furnishings Thursday and are now busy installing them.
Mrs. Tom Whalen went to Cranbrook this week with Mrs. T. Caven,
who has been visiting at Mrs. Wha-
len's here lately.
The regular monthly tea of.the Methodist Ladies Aid society is to ,be
held at, the homo of Mrs. Brown, on
Tuesday February 1st., from 3.30 to
6 p. in.
Xext Sunday at the Baptist church
Pastor Spidell will preach at eleven
a.m. on Deep Sea Fishing, andat 7.30
on What's In a _*.'ame?    Special music
in the evening. ' °
ii - - ■
, The Kootenay Telephone Lines have
just issued their directory which takes
in Cranbrook, Moyie, Fernie and all
intersecting connections. This is a
big improvement over the old lists.
Halleys comet has been seen in Fernie by several people. The workmen
returning early this morning from the
mines claim to have seen the wonderful phenomenon just over the Lizard
The Free Press maulers beat a three
man team of this rag of emancipation
at a very interesting bowling game
last Saturday. However we are still
waiting for the oyster supper we won
last winter.
The Bank'of Hamilton are now comfortably "installed in their beautiful
find.*,more, handsome-.-or substantial
bank" "buildings" and'' fittings than 'we
now have in Fernie. ' , ";
.   "'.'*•   -*    ' .*., -  - .  ,    ■.*i7'
, The.building committee of the Baptist church aire busy placing material
to begin;,operations early in March.-
A car load, of brick has-already arrived from Blairmore. Mr. Baardinan '&'
Son have the contract to unload" the
cars and draw the brick to the church
site.    '';       7    • ■ "■'-..
Children's pinafores, pretty •■ styles,
and ladies overall 'aprons and.-kimo-'
nas. Big clearance sale of coats,* furs,
and underwear. ' It will pay you to
come and inspect .our stock; quality
the best at lowest prices. Dress hats
$4 to $6. Our new store, jast one
door north of King Edward Hotel. The
Misses Euler.       ■ oc     . ^t
•Mi-, and.Mrs. R. Gufrimell and daughter Greta were the guests of Rev. and
Mrs. Spidell' Wednesday ' evening.
While there a happy blushing young
couple came inquiring "Is the Minister at Home? The minister being at
home, the guests became wedding
guests. Mr. and Mrs., Gummell acted
as witnesses.
A quiet wedding took place at the"
home of Rev. W. F. Spidell, Pellatt
ave. on Wednesday evening, January
26th, when Mr.' George Sinclair of
Truro, Nova Scotia, was united In legal wedlock to Miss Etta McEacheron
of Peticadiac, N. B. Mr. and Mrs.
Sinclear left Fernie on the 6.40 p.m,
train for their home In Wardner, in
which place Mr. Sinclair holds a position as edger. In the large lumber mill
of that, place..- We wish them^many
happy years of married life. •
Madame Delmar," the palmist, who
has been pleasing hundreds at the
King Edward the last two weeks, has
made a hit with her clever and realistic readings. Anyone who might be
at-all skeptical on this work< should
visit Madame and they will be at oiu-e
convinced that she.is genuine. It is
surprising how much of the past and
the present she can tell you by. your
hand, and the things she has revealed
that her clients thought no one else
but themselves knew are startling as
well as interesting. Madame Delmar
will be here a few days' more and we
advise those who have iiot visited her
to do so at once.. , -"
Mr. W. C. B. Manson has resigned
his position as' manager of the Home
Bank of Canada, Fernie Branch. During the past two years Mr. Manson has
been' in Fernie he has made many
friends in business and social circles.
Mr. John Adair, lately manager of the
Walkerville branch of the Home Bank
of Canada, replaces Mr. Manson., Mr.
Adair is a banker'of long,and varied
You furnish the Gook. , We can
supply the goods to make it. Chocie
Raisins, Currants,;Peels, .Nuts Etc.
and Robin Hood Flour.
Pay  Cash   and  Just  Smile
♦       W.J.    BLUNDELL       Glve^acaU
.   :  //
ian.Bank of Commerce for twelve or
more years in the'east and In the**west.
His first appointment with the Home
Bank" of Canada was that of Manager
at Cannington, and following that ,as
manager at Walkerville. Under his
management the Home' Bank should
retain the .degree of popularity in the
future attained in the past. The successful policy of the bank will be pursued under the management of Mr
SUITS   and
and up made to your measure.   The
latest New York and English
Cloth and Styles
PA WTORTTTM   Rooms 2 and 3, The A. Beck Block
One Night Only £n<S
Second  Annual Tour
The Musical
.    _ _.;*•"   ■ •  •'       V    -i   •■    *•*■  '* .*     V *'  '- '   'v..   ,i,.'-*'■  ,-. -        ,v  ',.-.' ci*-*..,
Crows West Trading Co.
-•-'..^>^»;5^o>>.:. -'General-NEereb^nt-s.. ;> '"''   ."
■'■;. yYke.■} Store   of  Good Values ;
IfS^^getits-- <(BeirAPIanos;',7V \.-?:
^ :,:      Sold on .monthly payments 7-
i   *«|MMW'--MM_WMW-_---_W____-____
Victoria; Ave :
Fernie, B.C.
■»,*■*   * .*.
Latest Styles in
Ladies' Coats
Ladies' $15.00 Coats
20.00     "
'-■"     "      '     25;00 ""     "■'
:;Now * $12
•>   ;16
Hoot, Mon 1  Kilties are Comin'
A Superb Company of Entertainers
Ticksts $1.00 and 75c
Plan at Bleasdell's
The .Musical Highlanders appeared
before • a large and, appreciative* audience at "Fish's Hall-on Monday evening, and proceeded forthwith to deliver,
the goods, per the assertion of; their
gonial manager,'Mr. Peck.
They rendered, an excellent programme, every number of which was
encored at tho persistent demand of
the delighted audience, uiu iop not-
chers of the company, the two Strangs
Archie and Mary, are far better than
many a headline!* of more pretentious
*   _ * ,    *,
Lyceum bureaus; their Scotch charac-.
ter songs. especially * being rendered
with 'an artistic skill that made one
almost see the heather of bonny Scotland. Miss Grace Penn, the violinist,
is also an artist of exceptional., merit.
Miss Etta Gilliam, soprano aud Miss
Hazel White, pianist, were also vory.
good, contributing largely to the enjoyment of the evening. The musical
Highlanders will certainly make good
with those who appreciate good music
and relish clean refined humor:—Kettle Falls Tribune.
TUES. FEB. 1st, 1910
See the Costumes ant-
Hear the Music
GRAND   MARCH   AT   8.15
Qontlomon, for bost represented character
Ctontlemen, for bost comic
Lad i OS, for best ro prosont od character
School Boys, bost ropresonted character
8chool Boys, for bost comic
School Girls, for best represented character
1 & 2
1 & 2
Tlio.su in (jostumo must lm on tlio ico by N.15 sharp. Only
tlHwo taking part in tlu; (.mini March will ho coiiHidorod for
prizes. .Jnulling will begin immediately alitor (Jrand March.
Hand Ticket  seller card with name and costume nt door
Ice Open to All Skaters After Awarding of Prizes
This Seasons High
Class Furs
* 7* v■ ■   -       - ;     .    ° ■     '       •
Indies'-'-|l0  Fur Ruffs   ..Now" #8.00
.- * , * .     ''..■•.
.;'■"'   ..•": 12- ;"   ■"■ ' ,     ':••  "7  '"9.50
Up-to-date Men's
I Overcoats
Men's',.$15;00 ^Overcoats7-;Npw^$l2
'20.00 ,',   "•*,"' '•,'■'  ' „ 16
„■ ■'*-;•!
li -
A Great Many Other Lines at
Big   Reductions
Send a Copy of
rogressive r ernie
To   Your  Friends
frites-Wood Company
Helps to Advertise the City
Only 50c. a Copy and 10c. Postage
For Sale at Ledger Office and Usual Places
McBean & Waggett
We are headquarters for Staple
Groceries. Prices are lowest and
Goods are of the best. Try our
Special Blend of Tea,    SOc per lb.
We also handle the best line of
Men's Working Goods in the city.
Let Us Be
Your Waiter
Wo never tire of helping other* when
they ask:! for flood job printing. W«
can tickle the, most exacting typho-
graphio appetite. People who hava
partaken of our excellent eervici
como back for a eecond serving. Our
prlcos ar« the rnoet reasonable too,
and you oan always depend on ui giving your order* th» moat prompt
and careful attention.  Ut ut submit our samples.
r '     THHl*)!'."7"
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