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Industrial Unity is Strength
The Official Organ of District No. 18, U. M. W. of A.
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VOL. VI:    NO. 12
THE DISTRICT, LEDGER; FERNIE, B. C, OCTOBER 21, 1910.
$1.00 A YEAR
ALL CANADA
WATCHINC
RESULT
' o    -,
SOCIALIST    LOCALS    EAST    AND
WEST SEND MESSAGES OF
GOOD  CHEER.
VICTORY IN THE AIR
APPEAL    FERNIE   RIDING   WORKINGMEN TO PLAY THEIR PART
IN THE PROGRAM.
- Toronto, Oct. 20.—"The rebellious
workers In this city, many; hundred
miles from tho seat of political contest In Fernie riding are., watching
the fight with' keen interest and hope-,
fill anticipation. • Workers of Pernie,
do your duty to yourselves by doing
your duty to your class by returning
Comrade Bennett to Victoria to represent you and us."-,-..
-   .   From Victoria.
Victoria, B.  C, Oct. 19.—"Victoria
comrades, look to    the    workers  of
Fernie' riding for one more helpmate
, for Hawthornthwaite and Williams in
the House here. Being on the ground
we know-the necessity of leaving such
1 men as Ross at home. We have
mailed our ' widow's . mite .for . the
campaign fund. . We look to Fernie
workers to poll the vote/and send* us
Benrett" ■"
mental and other stores, and limits
the hours of labor to overworked
clerks? Billy Ross, of course, and he
dare not deny it.1 ■,
Who never, raised his voice in ..the
House in favor of any Labor measures?   Billy Ross.
Who, as whip of the capitalist government at Victoria, laid the lash
upon the shoulders of unwilling supporters and forced them to kill the
Amendment to the Workmen's Compensation Act? Billy Ross; sure
thing/
Who voted against an Act to extend the Franchise to Womei"-,? Billy;
Billy did it.
Who voted against an Eight-Hour
Day for Marine Shipbuilding Works?
The "Staunch friend of Labor," Billy
Ross, did.
Who voted against an Act to exclude Orientals out of mines, -sawmills, lumber -. camps, powder works,
cement works shingle mills, silsh and
door factories, and ' planing mills?
Billy Ross did, and herein failed to
protect the wages of the lumberjacks.   '     ,      ,   "
-Who voted against a minimum wage
:of.$2.50 per day on,rail way. construction for unskilled labor? Billy Ross.
. Who, in session 1909, .voted against
the" Bi-Weekly Day Bill?, .Billey Ross.
■Who' introduced ,a fake Bl-Weekly
Pay Bill without, a penalty clause?
Why that legal luminary, Billy Ross,;
Who is the greatest enemy of the
working class in the provincial House?
Billy, the would-be honorable Billy
Ross.
MEETING AT HOSMER
,.     . . ■>•. ■
Ross Paid for Opera House But Dared Not Use It-
Hosmer  Will Give Bennett Majority
ROSS' FRIENDS ARE
ARRIVING FOR TOMORROW
Free Press Announces Everything in
Readiness for Tomorrow's
Election.
Says yesterday's campaign Issue of
the Fernie Free Press: "The police
report, a plague of bums, vagabonds,
second-story men and thugs. - They are
generally* reminded that the, walking
is not crowded as soon as they reach
the city.".. ,
From Winnipeg.
Winnipeg, Man.," Oct. 21.—"Comrades: We have followed your fights
against capitalism with great interest:
When the Fernie slaves get out Old
King Capital sure does losofl some
sl_iep.__J__.e__expected_,you_would_do-the*
trick last time.. We know you will
do it this time, and we are so informing .our friends. Let us haye at least
one morel Socialist than Liberalin
that' bunch of curios who meet for a
few months' convivial chat at Victoria
ence a year." ,.._-.-.,.
From Revelstoke.
Kevelstoke, B. C'.', Oct. 20.--"(.ood
boy, Will! If the bunch know you
like we do -next letter addressed will
bear words, M. P. P. Success is wish
of—" "WILD IRISHMAN."
From Glace Bay.
Glaco Bay, Oct. 20.—"Comrades of
Fornio riding, we aro nearly 3,000
miles.distant from you, but our hoarts
aro with you in tho fight you are
waging for economic liberty. Return
Comrndo' Bennott for Pernio riding
and we will follow your example ero
long by returning Comrade McLeod
for Cape Breton,"
^oh   vendete   11   vostro   voto
per  un  bicchiere, di  birra.
Siete uomini e votate per voi
. e per le vostra famiglie.
. .. Votare per Ross indica.se uno
viene ucciso quelli chedipend-
ono  su  di  vol  non, riceveranno
' uri centessimo df compensazione.
Colui che vende  il suo voto
sara la causa di minare la sua
* esistenza,'
Oggi la birra confrontata con
I'esistenza   e   troppo   cara   gli
:.  ocelli   del   popolo   del. Canada
sono su di voi o connazzionali:
Non tradite voi stessi non che
-i-glUi.nieressi-della-classe-che-vci-
apparteiiete., 7
II candidato Socialista (Bennett, J. W.) riconosce che vol
siete membri della classe lavoratriee universale nazlone che
non conosce frontiere.
Will Mr. Ross come to the meeting
tonight in Miners' hall and deal with
some bf the existing evils, the slaughtering and'mangling of men in the
mines for Instance?
WINNIPEG  STREET  RAILWAY
EMPLOYEES   ON   STRIKE
Commodity    Struggle    Renewed   and
Men Prefer Hanging Together to
Being Hanged Individually.
. Winnipegers will walk home!. The
members of the Street Railway Employees Union are resolute and the
only statement made by them confirms that- of Monday whereby they
declared 'a general strike of motor-
men and conductors at 4 o'clock.
They appeal to the general public
against what they say is discrimination on the part of the company in
picking out union leaders. The company appears equally .resolute. An
official statement is expected early
this afteriioon to effect that men were
dismissed for breach of rules for
drinking in uniform. A bitter fight
is in sight for which ho special preparation' has been made by ei.th_er__s.ide.
Tho meeting" held- last night at
Hosmer was a complete success.* The
only place available was the large
dining room of the Queen's hotel, the
Conservatives having secured and
closed tbe opera house, being afraid
to hold a public meeting.
Harrington of Coal Creek first addressed the large and attentive audience and soon Had them deeply interested. He covered the ground from
the standpoint of positive science and
his thoughtful address was appreciated
by his listeners. '
Comrade Bennett received an enthusiastic reception and presented the
case for socialism in an interesting
and humorous manner. If applause is
any indication*.of the real feeling of
an audience Comrade .Bennett is assured of a majority, vote at Hosmer.
Comrade j Hawthornthwaite closed
the meeting which lasted three hours.
Many questions were asked and
answered to the satisfaction of the
audience. ,'■
ANOTHER MINER  KILLED.
~TThe^press' committee of the union
has issued a statement saying that
the company refuse's to reinstate the
discharged men until such *>tlme as
arbitration can be secured.   .
The last strike was in March, 1906,
when the militia was called .out. ...
On Monday forenoon a serious accident happened at Frank, in the shaft
whereby a miner named Kuropatkin, a
young Russian, lost his life. It appears that tho unfortunate man was
putting in timber to support the roof,
whon a large piece of rock weighing
some tons, fell upon him, completely
burying him. Willing hands at once
set to work to extricate him, much
danger attended their labors and it
was not until after four hours' strenuous labor that tho man" wns gotten
out.
Dr. Martigny went down the mine
and was in attendance when the man
was gotten out, but his services were
of no avail, as the unfortunate man's
skull was crushed in.
An inquest will be held today.
STRIKERS STAND" FIRM AS
ROCK  AT SPRINGHILL
United  Mine    Worker's    Official  Reports That the Men Are as De
termined  as  Ever.
paraded the streets for over two
hours.
Everything passed off quietly and
after the parade was over the warrant for Mr. McLennan was executed.
Bonds were at once furnished and
both Mr. McLennan and Mr. Moss will
como up for trial this week.
The charge against the officers is
unlawful assembly and If the offense
is similar to cases, tried here during
the late labor trouble the defendants
have-nothing to fear from an impartial court.
WELL-KNOWN MINER KILLED.
Word was brought in from Michel
that Charles Gardner, well-known
along, the Pass, had been killed by a
cave-in on the property of the Northern'Coal aud Coke company up ihe
Elk valley.
The accident happened last Sunday; afternoon while the unfortunate
man was at his work.
C. J. Lewis, game warden, brought
the body down and after an inquest
was held by Coroner Murray, tbe remains were shipped to Blairmore.
The time: Tomorrow between 9 a.m.
and 7 p.m.' The place: Fernie riding.
The man:,   J. W. BENNETT.
HAIL TO THE CHIEF!
■ FERNIE'S  NEW  M. P. P.
W.' W. White, international organizer of the United Mine Workers
of America, reports all serene in. the
strike town of Springhiil.'
"The men are standing firm and
are as solid as the rock of Gibraltar,"
says Mr. White. Referring lo the arrest of ,' Vice-President Moss, Mr.
White said that as a result of a pub-
lice meeting on a certain night, a
larger number of pickets than, usual
turned out the following morning, but
not in anticipation of' any of the
strikers returning to worlc as stated
in some of the press dispatches.'
Oh the morning in question some
500__pic.kets_turned—out—and—as-.a—result a warrant was issued for . the
arrest of Moss and McLennan. In the
meantime, McLennan wcoit to the Jog-
gins in company with Messrs. White
and Patterson, Upon their return next
day they were met by over, 1,000
strikers,    who    with    their,   leaders,
Yesterday's Fernie Free Press says:
"The hotelmen adore W. J. Bowser,
the father of the Liquor Act of 1910.
They simply worship the Hon. W. J.!"
REMARKABLE
CHANGE IN
GAMP
COCK.SURE SPORTS IN THE ROSS
CAMP WHO MADE BETS EARLY
ANXIOUS TO CRAWL.
DEPENDS ONREPEATERS
SOCIALISTS    HAVE    THE    VOTES
AND" WILL ENFORCE LAW
TO THE  LIMIT.
STRAIGHT. FIGHT  BETWEEN
CONSERVATIVE  AND
;  • ■       ' SOCIALIST.
**.
Nominations for Fernie riding
took place between 1 and 2 (12
and 1 Pacific coast time) o'clock
this afternoon. '
No surprises were sprung:
The candidates are.
John William Bennett, editor,
Socialist party.
William   Roderick   Ross,  barrister, Conservative party.
From Lethbridge.
Lothbrldgo, Altn., Oct.. 21—"Comrades: Tho minora anil other workers of Lothbrldgo fool assured thnt
tlio minor, of Fornio will send W. It.
Uorh out on tho pike looking for n
job. Do It good this tlmo, nnd It
will not havo to bo dono ngnln, Wo
liked tho gnll of a sucker who Is
standing for cnblnot mliilstor nnd daro
not discuss hin position In n public
mooting. Wo hnvo n gnlly bunch down
hero, but Ross boats tho band."
From Frank, Alta.
Frnnk, Altn,, Oct. 21,—"Felicitations
dna enmrndos francals ot bolglfl. Vous
qui nvoz lutto si dnorRlquomont dans
I'nffnlro Docoux mdrltoz ln co-oporatlon
do tout, ouvrlor contro lon forces capl
tnllfitoB ct nous rogrottons d'etre p'-lvi?
do rnppoitnnlto do nvoua nld'"' n
mottro M. Horn, n roublletto."
Translation-—
"CoiiRrntiilntloiiH from tho Proncli
and Belgian .cnmrndoH. You fou_*lU
valiantly for our follow-workor n-inoux
and Bhould hnvo llio Hiippnrt. of every
working man In your cont ont with tho
foiTrm of oiipltnllHin, nnd wo rogrot
our Inability to mmim. you In putting
Mr. Hobh In tho Rliadr-H,"
From Bellevuo. Altn,
Holluviio, Altn., Oct. 20.—"I'or I
noiitrl compiitrlottl dolln Columbln
llrlttiinlcn: Nol, Ilnllnn! doH'Albortn
chlodlnmo n vol una proghlorn dl
gludlc-nro I) ciiho cho 11 candldnto
J, \V, Honnott dol pnrlllo Soclnllfltn
prcHo n cuoro ln cnusa dol compagnio
rt fratollo dl lavoro Dornux onndnn-
unto dnlin Infiuiila cupltflllHta ed orn
per upuwi xtal ..udtiUo KOtiu uiilpiu
llberln."
Translation—
"To our HrltlRh Columbln rom-
patriots: Wo Itnllanu of Alborta would
nnXx vnu tn Minw vnur nw-rr-rlntlnn nf
tlio offortfl thnt woro put forth by
Cnndldnto Bennett of tho Socialist
pnrty In fighting for our Brothor Docoux, no unJiiBlly nrrcfttod by tho
Cnn. Con. Conl nnd Coko comrnny nml
put. In jnll nt MisLood."
/. H. HA WTHORNTHWAITE AT MICHEL
In a   Fighting Speech  to Crowded House   Lays Bare   the   Issues,
_ ■ > '
Exposes    Rqss'   Legislative   Record   and   Outlines   the
Socialist Party International Programme
WILL ROSS DARE MEET J. IV. BENNETT TONIGHT?
Socialists Holding Final Campaign Rally in Fernie Opera; House Tonight at 8 p.m.
and are Anxious to Have Ross Break the   Government's   Conspiracy of
Silence and Explain Its   Gum-Shoeing ; Methods
A remarkable change    has    taken
place in tho attitude of the Conservative   party.    From   cocky  assurance
and jaunty mien to halting hesitancy
and dejected .visage.
What does it mean?'
Quite a few poor gulls had, in the ,
beginning of the' campaign, bet thoir
good money that. Ross would bo elected by a majority of -100.    This on
the strength of * the   Nelson , News'
prognostication.   Bets now are being
mado on an even showing. *
Thus it is evident that our friends,
the enemy, have "experienced a heavy'
fall in the temperature of their lower
extremes.    In    prize-ring    parlance,
we have "got their goat."'
- In the immense swell now sweeping
the   political   seas,   ploughed   up   by
the good ship Socialism, the eggshell,,
dug-out of  gum-shoe  polities  totters
like  a'  two-year-old   kid   carrying  an .
overdose of green  apples.
But what are they scared of?
Tliat is the question.
—Can— it—be—that—they— aro—mcettng**-
wiih refusals whon they produce the
bottle - which both    cheers    and    inebriates?   Perish the thought!   Surely
no man who has a spark of manhood
and a taste  for Irish   would  refuse*
the gifts which the gods provide. ■
Can it .be that while imbibing of
good Conservative whisky they intend
to make a good Socialist vote?
Is this tho reason the coward color
from their gills has flown?
Is this why they aro making vain,
childish throats that we will be sorry
for. what wo are doing?,
If that which is feared bo that
which does happen then without doubt
W. R, Ross will bo a privato citizen
aftor tomorrow evening.
WORKERS INDUSTRIALLY WEAK
BUT POLITICALLY STRONG
Some  Reasons  Why  a  Workingman
Should Vote thc Socialist Ticket
Tomorrow.
ROSS HAS NOT MADE GOOD.
BECAUSE "Billy" voiod nunlnst tlio
lll-wcokly pny day.
Who helped to frnmo tlio now Iniquitous Conl Mlnet* Herniation Act,
nnd left out the penalty clause In
tho Klulit-Hour section?. Billy Host,
did, nnd no   saya   tho   Pernio Froo
Who voted! njjnlnst tho Shops Rcr-ii-
latlon Acl which provldoa for proper
unnltnry    arrangement*)    In    deport-
J. II, Ilnwthorntliwnito'B mass-
meeting at Michel on Wednesday evening wns an uiii-unllflod huccohh, Aftor
bolng Introduced by tho chairman,
Morris Bun-Ill, tho spcalcor said, in
part:
Ah you nro awaro thoro Ih an oloctlon coming off on tho 22nd day of
this month, and tho woi'kliigmon of
this dlBtrlct have nnotlior opportunity
of ontorlng tliolr protost ngnlnnt tho
proHont uyntom of woalth production,
Tho pnrty to which I bulong, tho
party that Iiiih put n enndldnto in llio
flold, Ih thu SoclnllHt Party of Cnnndn. which Ih ii part of tho lntor-
nntloiiiil Socialist Pnrty, It, Ih not
a reform party, but n revolutionary
pnrty. 1 do not wIhIi to lio mlmiudor-
Htood In that Htatomont. Whilo tho
party Ih revolutionary, when Hh rop.
I'oiuMilatlvoH aro In offlco In tlio dlfforont lCKlfllaturoH of tho world, thoy
tako ndvantiiKo of ovory opportunity
of Introducing nny reform wlintHOovor
Unit, limy ou. ui oven turnpenny ouiiu-
fit to tin- worJ(Jj_j;j_u-jj. Wo L-iflk'i*-.*,
howovor, that tlio pronont uyntom of
wonlth production cannot bo roformod
to maka it benrablo for tho working
clnBB; thoroforo, wo do not ndvocnto
roformn.       I'
Por inimiriec*. whilo 1 myself hnvo Introduced n grent numbor of roform
bills Into tho locnl houso, and succeeded In carrylnK through, with tho
nHBlHtnwo of the other comrndon,
bucIi well-known bills hh tho Eight-
Hour Dny In nmoltorfl, tho Klght-Hoiir
day lu cohI rninoH, tho Ambulnncn
Act, imd tho Workmen's Componan-
tion Act, and many otluiin, I would,
nevortheloHH, never think of asking
ftiipport from tho workorn on nccount
of such moABiiroR,
tt In probable that In tho Provlnco
of llrltlnh Columbia moro loclnlntlon
of thla nature linn been forced through
lho local hoimo by tho Horlnll.it rop-
rc-KcntatlvoB titan hi any other provlnco of tho Dominion, or nlalo ol tho
Union.   What   ronl   lantlnu benefit
woro thoy to tho workors nftor all?
Reform Not Deep Enough,
Thoso roformH do not roach tliolr
roal troubled, tho right to work, and
tho right to 'obtain tho full valuo of
what they cronto. Tho ronl Issuo In
tlilfi election, thon, Ih not ono of In-
dlvldunls, or ono of reform nienmiroH,
I will ondoavor to point out. tho roal
Ishuo to tho workorH In hiic.1i a way
that, thoro can ho no poHHlhlllty of
nilHiiiidoi'Hinndlng,   *
The Real Issue.
Tlio uvolitllon of uipltnllHl production linn (Toiiioil a (HvIhIoii In hiiiuiin
Hocloty, prnctlcnlly dividing II Into
two wnri'lug oloniontfi or oIiiiihch: Ono
cIiibh,  tho  r-npltallHt,  bolng  In  legal
POHHOHBIOII,  III     llll     (.'OlllltrlUH,  of   llio
in on n» of wealth production, thn iiiIIIh,
mlnoH, miii'hino sho.m, fnciorlcH and
ollior IndiiHtrlOH,—and tho othor cIiihii,
niinibarlng coiiiiIIchh IhoiiHiiiidH, tlio
grent wago-onmlng cIuhh, bolng nliHO-
_.ii-.ij iii .UH.uii Hull! ilii LiHlil ul own-
o'r-wbtTi \\x Dw me'tw of proilurlnj;
wealth, tho mcnim nf lifo, nnd con-
Hoquently compollod to hcII tliolr lnbor
power an tho only idoiuih of oxIhIciico,
Thb real Ihhuo in Ihiu nnd all future cloclIoiiH Ih almply to docldo
■vviiicri chihH _m.l obtain, or remain
In possession of, thono monns of producing woalth,
In provloiiB oloctlonn It mny hnvo
boon n content botwoon dlfforont hoc-
tlonR of tho cnpltallBt claw., Conaorvn-
tlvo or Liboral, for Inatnnco; but tho
Atrugf.!.-* today l» ono buiwoon thu
unitod cnpltallBt clans on tho ono Hldo,
nnd the revolutionary wurklug cIiuih
on tho othor Bide, tbo Inttor bolng n
clnss which In fast obtaining knowledge, and henco solidarity.
The Minion of the Working Clan.
Tho working clans havo a.-mlRfdon,
an historic ono, which orlglnn'toil with
tho birth nr r-rontlon of thn first ulnve.
Tho mlfialon wns nnd la to conquer
the I'lirth, to nbollHh alnvory lu nil ltn
forms, nnd to put nn end for all tins'-
to cIuhh divisions or distinctions
bitHoil ou owuoi'Hhlp of tho monns of
lifo.    (ApplniiBo.)
With rogurd to tho conquering of
tho onrth, thnt tusk Iiiih now boon
accomplished by tho workers of tho
world, When thoy first Htiirtcd out
to iicc-onipllHh tlilfi triHk, tho tools or
liiHtriiiiiontH of production woro Hlinplo,
KovortlioloHH, It Iuih boon by the nld
nf thoHo liiHli'iinibiHK of production
(lint nut uro Iiiih hi-on ('niiqiini'-.d mid
compelled to glvo lior produce to mankind. TIioho tools, In tlm flrHt plnco,
wi'i'o simple, First, thr- nnvnr.CH* club,
which In tho ooiii-ho of tlmn hi-onmu
n Hponr, and nftor thoiiHiuidH or yenrH,
poHHlbly, ii bow ni,d arrow, Tlio dlH-
(■(ivory of UiIh Inttor liiHtriiinciit. nn-
noiinrod tho piiHHlng of Hiivngcry, nnd
tho ('niiiiiioiicf'iiifiit of linrlinrlHin',
which In turn liinlod upon (IiIh onrth
for thoiiHiindH of ypum nnd imdnr
which HyHtcni    ot   production much
•prnfT-iqp wi<» mtuio Tlto nnrMi wim
oultlvitlod, which led to tho dlH-
cov.-ry ol t hu iipiulu, which In time
ilovolnpi'd Into the plough, nud under
modorn rlvlllzntlon Into th<> nto;nn
cultlvntnr nnd giuig plough, In nnotlior form of ''production  tho knlfo,
tt,r,   fU-t    f,„llliw-    I.i.,t..i,<v, ,».,♦_    .-1,,^,-l.j.
nd Into tho axo, tho hnmmor, tho »nw,
tbo anvil, nnd finally. In modorn Union,
to tho Btonm nnvll and tho bin Hi fur-
iinooB. Again, uomo nlmplo form of
knitting noodle wiih poiiKlbly lho flrHt
InHtrumont of production In tho mnnu-
fnrturo of cloth or llnon. Tho knitting iH-mllo dovolopcd Into tin. hnnd-
loom, tho hntiiMnom Into tbo power-
loom, nml flnnlly Into Dw. mpde-ru
glgnnlln factory systom with lu won-
ib-rful nnd Intricate- machinery, capable) nf turning out mlllloiiH of ynrdH
of thn finished product.
Man Matter of Earth.
Today man Htnndii nbaoluto iiuihU-'.'
of lhe rnnh. Ho hnH ronqnorod nn-
t nr<* ko fin* nis producl Inn Ih concerned,
nnd <nn pt#duc<- more w._a|-*i than he
onn poHHlbly consume. Thoro novor
wnH a tlmo In tho world'H hlHtory
when mich a vast volume of woalth
wns turned out nt tho Imml of labor.
Wo hnvo road of tho woalth of somo
of tho nnalont potontntoH nnd mow-
nr. Iih; but It ennnot bo compared for
a momont wllh tho woudnrful wonlth
thai Ih today bolng created by Iho
modorn wngo Blnvo.
Hunger In Midst of Plenty,
TIiIh lining tlio ciiho, Ib It not Hlrniigo
Unit ho ninny go hungry and miffor
wnnt? That mon miff or from luck of
iiiilpliiyinclH? Tho reiiHOii, however, Ih
simple enough, Olio cIuhh owiiii tho
nioiiiiH of prnduchii. wealth, nnd only
allow neeoHH lo Ihm-n iiieiinn of production on ono condltIon, that, is, that
tho ownoi'H obtain profit thereby,
What  Wealth   la.
Now lot, mo briefly explain wlml.
wealth Ih, Mnny worliliigmon have
•tni'iigo lileiiH ri'KfirditiR* It, bollovlnir
Umi. wealth, like    cnpltal,   In   hoiiio
hO'i-'-ii-i-'*!   >')iJii^,    Unit   il   jldti   hUllii;-
tlilng lii du wllh money, Many \y
llovo thnt It Ih money Itni'lf. Iiiit
UiIh Ih not ho, Wonlth today eon-
hIhih Hololy or tho productr of tho
toil nnd labor nf Dw worklni*- rXn«»
All wealth todny Ih crcntod by labor,
nud wiih In all iiuoh of Iho earth.
Wealth Hlmply lho|i ronfllHtii of the
product, of labor, food, elotlilnK,
flhellor, thn noccBRltlcH of life, and tho
limirlcH of life, TIiIh Ih all thero Ih
to ft, Money In not wealth; It Ih
Hlmply au (iniuchhIuii uf vnluo, a
medium of exohniiKo.
What ProM Is,
What thnn Ih profit? I-Yofll con-
kIhI.n of whnt Ih known In the Inti-
(jiiiiKo of pnlltlrnl economy an kiii*-
pliiH value. I will try to explnin thin
ii.**, rlc-nrly n« I ran, Tli I* iii.i.lc-ni
cnpliiillNf H.VHlern of pro.J»r-.on 1*-*' ono
biiHi'd Ulii'li a production ut una-
nioillth'H, thnt Ih, the production of
artli'Ien I'm* xiilo. Peopli- in |H>8Ht-.in;uii
of ;i commodity, whr-iln-r it lo |,.!-c.i-
pnwer, noconnltli>fl, or luxuries of life,
do not produce for thoir own uho, but
for snlo, and hnncn do not ooiihiiiiio
Uioho coinniodltloH tlioiiiHclvoH. They
Holl thom, Now crtpltnllHt production ran only ho curried on under
(.'(iitulii coiiilliloiiH, There nro lour of
Ihem to which I v/lll refer, but boforo
dol iik ho I would tnko the punltlon
Hint tho nyHtoin In fnrthor IiiihoiI on
tlio eiiHliivnineiit of llio working cIuhh
1. UecriUse tho SoclnllHt. pnrty Ib
the political expression of tho working .clriRH and stnndH for tho full return of tho lnboror'H product.
2. IlociyiRO thoro nro two classes
In tho political field—cnpltallBt and
worker,—nnd iho worker must i_aln
possession nf that flold.
3. RocaiiHO lho forces whicli aro
UHod to defeat tho worker on tlio IndiiHtrlnl field-—nrmy, polico, otc,,--
aro political forcos.—so they must be
captured.
-I, HocaiiRO It Ih up to tho work-
In-,' mnn to stick by lhe rlnss to
which lie IkjIoiikh and help to flRht
ith political ImttloH.
,-*, lli-muse, In votliiK tho Soelnllst.
ticket, you nro Btrjkliin a blow nt.
cnpltiillHin—iho rniiflf* 'of poverty,
lnniK(.r nml unemployment.
il, HeeiiiiHii LlbenilH mul CoiiKorvn-
liven, Independenth, lludlciiln am) nil
the old pnrt Ich hIiuhI In Hi" luteroHlH
of i-iiplinl, nnd  Unit Intercut  lion  In
mid lliolr dally robbery,   I HHHort Unit ; ■'•M-loliliii; ymi.
ll.o wnKii Rlnvery Ih iih miieli n slave I    "•   ""•■iiiihc, w> Ioiik i.n H'-mln nro
h.vhi-11. iih nny h>-hi....i of nliivi.-y Unit ' "m,...li..'Unvil tor prnllt, no   on-; will
ever p.ereiled ll.   (AppUuho.) j «'", ''"'" »» "»'"'. XX X    ti,
,,       ,.   ,    ,.   . ' ... c'IiiIIhI  party would ubollsli profit.
How It  Is Made Possihle. |    s_   ]u,mim ,,,„ w.i.poi.h of inuleu
fine    of    (le-    flr.it    •uiiillloiiii  «r(Ilnln„lHII1   „„,   bcrninliuf   obHol-to   ,ih
(•i.|.ll,.llHt pro.In.- Ion l.« tint   he i'mj.I-;,,,,, ,,,„„„„„ ,.-.„-„■„..,„ |,|„ „„,| of th,-
lllllht    1-lllKH   Hhl.II    1.0   III    1<-Kll|   1IOHHI-H-. f)   , ,   ,,.„,„   „„.   |,m|ll„  0f   ,,.„,„!„, ,„,,,   ..
Hlon  of tl.o iiieniiH or mnehli.ery ff I Kflf.)Mll_ ni oppom-H rnplinllKin.
pmilueIiik    wonlth--tlus    mill*'.*,    the I    ,,#   „,,,,„„„,.   wl||1,.,M|nK   „.,„.,,   „mn
uilllK, tho fiieloi'loH, lho iiifii'hliioKliopsj..,,!,,,, x,\m,H» i„i,Ht  lie foij|;hl, for iih
itlie    IllH'OIIHO    III    Ilie    C'OHt    Of    HvllIK
H    tllllt    llll I „,,-,,.,,  Minn   nftvoti'   tl<n   i-'-o  I'i   „..,r,i.i<
...i„    _,h,,i_    _„.    !..«    ICi   ceil    V.IU.H.-H-I ,      ,„      llei-IIIIHO,  OVOIMllOIII.il   VOU   11111V
eiiunoodlMi-"   Uu*-,-     - ........
HI'HHOll    Of,
of Uie world,
Tho   Hncond
('OI)llltiOII
ill   rti-ll    •AlUtli.H'f
ii-e     I- i:.*illy
polls.
mil be nidi' in moiil hciilililiiii on thu
„„    ...  .        ,„.      ,,,.,, ■liuliiHirlnl field--you oiinht not to hciiIi
The third cond It Ion Ih thnt nil iw-innt ,,„.
Mlmll bo t-uiiip. Ufil to sell (heir com-!'
nimlllloH, In order ihnt. thoy mny con-1
llliilo to live. .;    Tin" Fernio Free  I'iohm c-lmrRoH So-
iiaiisih witli iniHiiiK tlie ilues ol
l.iilmi men; fornetllnu, however, ttinT
It tcok ilium to flnlit for Docoux'
freinloni mid over fl,ooo Iiiih nlrendy
Tho Essence of Slavery.
Now lot uh (".limine, the question nf
production  morn closely, nnd  hco If
Uioho nsKortloim cnn  hn  proved.    In
roKar.l to Rlnveiy. whnt Ih the ohh<.t.o.- \ "I"" ,,*<",«ll,'"«l '" I/I.I,'",B ,wtt. lm
ot human uluveiy? It Ih, nnd alwayn \X * ll',HnHH '"•f1, M"'« ,0 «J<'Prlvo "for.
Iiim boen. Hlmply that one ln.llvl.liml. p,Kn •><M'<'i.deiitH" of compeiiHatlo...
or one eliim.    of    IiuIivIiIiiiiIh, fibotilil \
have tho rli?hl nml power lo compel1
WorkorH,    you    Hhould Ji.--.vp  boon
My otliui Iii.IiviiIiii.1 or nny oilier .-InH . i^i'™ ln (h" ]l"XX ^iX* X\'
•ii work for thorn nnd deliver up tlin j J,,"> ,,,m"!,f1 M"1''1 "'"     M n ,,,0,',1,
* '  *i*n__t     it     t? u rf (si I/_ t_ t      fiiii/iiiiil      it*,     at**** .rtwi      *.
product of their lnbor.
Tho mnwler cIhhh hero In UiIh vnl-1
'whh a Hiifflcleiit nimmiit to Hiippnrt n
j worklnKiiian  nml, his  fn mily  In  thlH
Iiroilnre. Did ItofiH, the Hero or tho
'Ilnllot llnx, pintoHt? Never a protest,
lie hlmply blinked nnd tried to
7.iv liK-vu iln-, (ui liiiii, lni|.iiHHiii|e nmk
of "InnkliiK wise," Why did be not.
pioiihl?   Simply lieciniHo bin eliiHH ln-
loy, mid c'lhewheie, nre in 1i-ikiiI  pon-
Mpiittlrin   of   the   nipjinw   of   pro-PH-;-.-..
wenlili.   Tho worlierH   do   not   own
them.   How then do tlioy live?   Solely
by the  sale of lliplr" labor-power to
willio member or section of flu- niiiBli'i* ,       , ,
  lerc-htK  lny  Iii  Bupportln-.  the  mate
cCoiilliiiii'iI  nu   Parc-   l.ve.i ment.
i PAGE TWO
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C, OCTOBER 21, 1910.
BENNETTWANTED
ON SHORT NOTICE
Unpai
^Official
Proclamations   aiid
for Fernie Bye-Election on
Saturday, 'October 22.
10th October, 1910.
His Honour the LieutenantGovorn-
or in Council has been pleased to
appoint Arthur "Wellesley Bleasdell, of
Fernie, to be Returning Officer for
the. Fernie Electoral District.
(L. S.)
WRIT.
THOS. W. PATERSON,
Lieutenant-Governor
George  the  Fifth,  by  the  Grace  of
God,   of "the    United Kingdom of
Great Britain  and  Ireland,  and  of
the  British Dominions beyond the
Seas. King, Defender of the Faith,
Emperor of India.
To   thc   Returning   Officer     of    the
Fernie Electoral District:
We Command  You that,  notice of
the time nnd place of Election being
duly given, you do cause Election lo
be   made   according   to   law   of   one
Member to  serve  in  the Legislative
■ Assembly of British Columbia for the
Fernie Electoral District, and that
you do cause the nomination of candidates at such Election to be held
on the 21st day of October instant,
and do clause the name of such
Member, when so elected, to be certi-
■ fled to the Deputy Provincial Secretary, at the City of Fernie, on or
before the 26th day of November next
the Election so made distinctly and
openly under your seal duly endorsed upon this Our Writ.
In  Testimony    Whereof,    We    have
caused these Our Letters, to be
made Patent under the Great Seal
of Our Province of British Columbia. Witness: His Honour Thomas
Wilson Paterson, at Our Government House, this 10th day of Oct.
A. D. 1910. -
By Command,
* °A. CAMPBELL REDDIE,
Deputy  Provincial  Secretary.
PROCLAMATION.
(L. S_) THOS. W. PATERSON,
Lieutenant-Governor.
CANADA:" °     "*
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
George the .Fifth, by the Grace of
God, of the United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Ireland, and of
the British .Dominions beyond the
Seas of King, Defender of the
Faith,'Emperor of India.,    ^  .
-   To all to whom these presents shall
come,—Greeting.
~A~' Proclamation.   "
W. J.'Bowser, Attorney-General.
Whereas it is advisable to establish
.Polling Places in the Fernie Electoral District:
Now  Know  Ye,  that by virtue  of
the-authority contained in the-"Provincial Elections Act," the Lieutenant-
Governor in Council declares .that the
following   places   shall   bo,   and   are
hereby, established Polling Places in
and for the Fernie Electoral 'District:
Fornie,
Hosmer,
Fornie Lumbor Co. Mill,
Sparwood,
Now Michel,
Hornier'..   Ranch,
Mlchol,
Corbin, ■*■
Crow's Nost,
■•MorrlHsoy .lunctlon,
Elko,
.Tn'ffrny,
Bnyiies,
Wnldo,
Krag,
Door,
Frultlnnd,
East  Wnrnor,.
Coul f ,-c-ok.
In    Testimony   Whereof,   Wo   hnvo
eniiKi'd theso    Our    Loiters    to bo
mado Put ent, and tho Great Seal of
Our snld  Provlnco to bu hereunto
affixed.
Witness:    Ills Honour Tliomns Wll-
hoii   I'utoi'Hon,   Llouluuant-Govornor
of  Our  mild  Province    of    British
Columbia, In Our City ot Victoria,
In   Our   Hnld   Province,   this  tenth
dny of Octobor, In lho year of Our
Lord   ono   thoiiHnnd   nine   hundred
und Ion, and In Iho First Yonr of
Our Iti-lgn.
Ily Commiiud.
HUSKY  KSSON  YOUNTJ,
Provincial  Rec re I nry;
It is very painful for one to chastise an old friend and, to brand as
false, as I am compelled to do, some
of the statements contained in this
interview. Secretary Perry states
that I announced a slate. This is absolutely untrue—I announced no one's
candidacy but, my own.' It is true
that I did everything in an honorable
way that I could to secure Secretary
Perry's election to the office that he
now holds, and it is also true that
Secretary Perry has been a kind
friend and co-worker of mine in all
the years that we were associated together.
His report in the recent special national convention revealed the fact
and left no doubt in the minds of the
delegates that he was out of harmony
with the policies of his superior officers, but for some unaccountable reason he' has undergone a . change of
heart and believes that the international president is very much maligned and he thinks a thousand times
more of him than heretofore.
My friend Perry makes it plain that
ho is an admirer of the man that
a few weeks ago he was very much
opposed to, and one can imagine how
strained the relations were when
Lewis threatened to eject him bodily
from his office.
The president of district 13. takes
no exception to Perry eulogizing the
international president. He has no
right to censure him for fawning at
the feet of his superior officer. Perry
may consider it all right to chargo me
with being a "Quitter,' but I would
have thought ' some ono having a
greater, license than he would be delegated with such a specie of "mud-
slinging." If the cordial relations and
ties of good fellowship can be broken
without investigation and for the light
and transient reason that I aspire
for an office, then it gives ground to
the fact that tho friendship that I
thought existed deep and true evidently was not.sincere. However, I
have no right to* question a man for
his conversation; neither have I any
right to expect his support if he believes that the present incumbent
has.been a very,much abused man.
• It,is true that Secretary. Perry and
I belong to the same local union, and
we have hosts of. friends in Iowa.
Whenever I received an honor, I was
anxious that he receive the same, or
even greater. No two men could be
more personally agreeable to each
other than what we were in all the
years of our official service. Tho
miners of Iowa have had ample opportunity to judge of our merits „as
men, and while Secretary Perry may
think it absolutely necessary to let
the miners of Iowa and the country
know that he is no longer my friend,
and to go so far as to charge me with
being a "slate-maker" and a "quitter,"
yet the hosts of friends', that ■ he
has among the miners of Iowa,—and
j J_b eli ay.e__ia__M_unti*y_in_general—■- will
resent
WHITE   REPLIES
TO  EDWIN   PERRY
Open Letter to His Former Colleague
nnd Life-Long Friend's Interview
in the Indianapolis Sun Pub-
lliibod Sept. 22, 1010.
•uiieli- c|iinii-il  In  The  HUti'ld
■  leii-utlv.  I'ioiii    my    olil-tliiie
niul   (il'l'ii'lill   1-olleiiK.lle,   l-.dwlll
!'*r' in-i ii fjiuiiriin-. iii ii li'Mi-i'
the ■ uncalled for attack, inspired as it was without any justification and for the express purpose of
arraying antagonism between lifelong friends to advance the interests
of another.
I shall let' the miners of Iowa and
the country judge, having the supreme confidence that I can face my
accuser, I have never asked a higher privilege in my life than to first
investigate what I believed to be' an
injustice to mo before rushing -into
tho press and denouncing any one for
something that he hnd not, done.
The purposes oC this movomont, I
have always been taught, wore lofty.
Men have a right to aspire for office
In any organization without Incurring
the displeasure of another, and Perry
and I havo nlwnya agreed on .that
principle. It, Is quito true that I nm
n warm friend, as wns Porry, to
Frnnk .1. Hayes nnd Willinm Green,
and they aro men whom I regard very
highly," but. I never '.announced thoir
cun-lldncy for nny office, fooling that
they hnrl tho ability to do Unit thorn-
selves. Porry known thnt those men,
ns woll ns I, would not Injure him,
nnd to Hiiy the lonHt, IiIh stiileniontH
In tho public prims woro iiiiuulng to
his friends.
If Secretary Porry llilnkH that ho
cnn secure tho election of President
LcwIh by tolling tho miners of tho
country thnt. tho proRont, condition of
nffnlrH hi tho orgnnlzntlon is not
LowIk' fault, but that It Is tho fault of
othors, ho has a right to do ho If ho
hcllovoB ,lt will help Prosldont Lowls,
I am sure that comparing his
HlnlomiuitH with IiIh action nnd utter-
nncoH on tho floor of tho Hoccnt spo-
rial national convention, something
photioinnnnl mind have eoine ovor
hlm to produce thin chango of henrl.
While he Iiiih tho right to ci-IUoIho,
ho will, of ooiii-ho, not deny othoi'H
the nnmo privilege. Secret nry I'erry'H
hilorviow wiih uncalled for, In ko fnr
iik It applied to lho prosldi'iil of district 111, knowing iih he did ihal I hud
nnt Injured hint nor iisl.oil hlm to roll ro In my bi'hnlf, and hnd tried lo
bo n fi'leinl lo hlm In nil walks of Hie,
nnd I uilio golden chain of frlondHhlp,
1 I hnve nlwiiyH I'ei.ni'iled hlm an it. Ilnli,
j mid for ihe very llglu ivi-hoiim ii**-
iHlgin-il In Un1 Interview referred to,
'he iiiiiiiiiinci'H iln- Mi-H-iiiiii <- of lh'..
• f- i-*inl.-li.|i mul M-el,H io fa-hi en upon
It poi'tsllily nppi-iu'i-
iiic-ii of liiiillictiml iit-
Ind'iki' in ,ibis Kmi  oi
WILFRID GRIBBLE'S  MESSAGE TO THE  WORKERS.
, As a rebellious wa-|e slave, enrolled with other rebels in
the Socialist party, the party of the. working class, and of
that class alone, I have been called upon to deliver this
message to you. I wish to make it clear to you that it was
no abstract idea of the Rights of Man, that it was not sentimental consideration of the interests of humanity as a whole,
that first impelled me to study the truths of Socialism, but a
realization of my, own position in society, the knowledge ,
learned through hard experience that the workers have nothing to expect from the class that employs them, or, leaves
.them without employment at their pleasure; the class that
owns and rules and robs, except what they are getting now—
long and hard work at the smallest wages the master class
can force them to accept, where it suits the owners to employ them, searching for worlc when it doesn't suit the owners to employ them.  -.'<-■■ ^
The lot of, the working class under the existing system
"of society is a lot of arduous toil, of care, of uncertainty
, and of increasing insecurity, and,that will remain the lot of
the working class just so long as they permit a system of
society to continue in being under which they*.are compelled
to accept what, they are getting now—on the average' just
enough of the .wealth they'themselves produce tb keep them
in working order to produce more for others to enjoy; all
in a world of plenty, with the most perfect system of production the world has ever known, the worker's are being kept
hanging around, never getting ahead, on the average, except
nearer the grave.
No reforms, no patching up of the present system will
alter this condition in tlie slightest, no palliatives (so-called)
will better the lot of the working class. And why? For
the following simple reasons. Under the existing capitalist
system, a system of purchase and sales, everyone has to get
their living by selling something or by something being sold
on their behalf. What have the workers to sell? Not coal,
though they dig it. ,, Not houses, though they.build them.
Not ships, though thoy construct them. Not * any of the
thousand and one things that can be put by, stored up,,passed
from hand to hand.'
Tho workers have no tangible objects by the sale o£ which
they live, though they make all wealth..
What HAVE"" the workers, to sell? . * .
Apparently digressing. I here point out the fact, that
wealth is produced by a combination of an active factor iu
labor-power, and a passive factor, in existing matter, in
various forms the machinery of production (already produced
by thc exertion, of labor-power) and raw materials; in a
word, consisting matter.
Production consists of the Intelligent movement of existing matter, and that is done by labor and labor alone, though
I have not space in the present article to fully demonstrate
that fact.
You, the workers," possess the active, Intelligent, factor in
production—labor-power,—but do not possess the passive
factor. For instance, the miners do not own the mines, the
railway men do not own the railways, and so on all along
the line, the workers as a whole do not own the means of
production they work on.
This forces the workers to apply for permission to work
to the class that DOES owri the means of production and they
'   will get it?    Perhaps.    If they do, will it be because they
wish to work?    Oh, no.    They will 'get it. if it suits the
owners to employ them and not. else.
Where is the "right to work" that, so many of you are
talking about? .
•Here it is in a nutshell:    The masters buy; the workers
sell labor-power. ■■        > •     ,
The masters, being buyers, like all other buyers, buy as
cheaply as they can—no blame to tliem.
The workers, being sellers, get as high a price'as they
can  (it's never high)—no blame to them.
The masters owning the means of production, the means
of life,*- are in the position of being able to' force the workers
to peddle-their labor-power to them and to buy, or refuse to
.-buy,--as it suits them.1 . -    7
Increased demand means.higher prices, decreased demand
means lower prices,., (the state of the market' invariably governs prices). .-■■•.
y   __      ^  .
WitirTlie inci*easing_compe.itToi_"ioT—jobS7-duerto-the"im»-7—
provoment of machinery, the trustification of industry, the :
failure,   (and   eventual   disappearance)   of-.foreign .markets,
the actual price of.labor is.going down and must continue to
go down. ■
Workers under capitalism your position is absolutely
hopeless.'      ,  ' ■ '      ,
There is but one hope—the abolition of capitalism. Capital
is but a condition of ownership; capitalism is the system
of society based upon that condition.
You nre eighty-seven per cent, of society and have the
power when you have the knowledge and' will, to institute
any system of society that pleases you.
Use that power! Mako the means of production, which
you worlc on in common, your common property. Change
lhe titlo deeds from the idle clnss to tho workers. THEIR
law made these titles,   Let YOUR law unmake them,
Their rights! you say? Bah! Have they ever studied
yours, thnt you should study theirs?
Right and justice nro but abstract ideas anyway, arising
out of Interests and maintained.-by power.    •■■
On the political flold you can be supreme when ora* you
choose, to bo.
An opportunity is open for you to express your opinion nt
tho ballot-box on tho 22nd of ihls month.
J. W, Bennett Is standing on the Socialist tlckot in the  .
interest of, tho working class alono,
If there nro enough ot tho workors ln Fornie riding cdu-     ,
cated to tliolr truo interests Bennolt will bo (heir mombor
on tho evening of the 22nd.
If not, wo cnn wuit, knowing thnt the tlmo will como when'
onough ot the working cIiibs will bo educated lo tho point
where they will ubo their power to ond tho last form ot
rIh vory,
Iu conclusion, if you voto for capitalism, by voting for
Ross, tako your own medicino without squealing.
It's up to you! WILFRID GRIBBLE.
The
Original
and .
Only
Genuine
Beware of
Imitations
Sold on the
Merits of
Minard's
Liniment
-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.
August 6-11.
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C. V. O., L. L. D.,* D. C. L., PRESIDENT.
ALEXANDER LAIRD, GENERAL  MANAGER.
PAID-UP  CAPITAL, -$10,000,000.
RESERVE FUND, $6,000,000
TO OWN A
COMFORTABLE HOME
should be,the aim of every young
man. Real estate Is today, and
always will be, the safest and best,
paying investments. We have
plenty- "       ,    .
-i-
GOOD CITY
PROPERTIES
with houses erected thereon that
can be bought right. If you have
money that is not earning its p'rop-
,er interest, you will do well to
look into these offerings.
M, A. KASTNER
—Insurance-and- Real_Estate_l
SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and
upwards in this Department. Careful attention is given to.
every account.   Small deposits are welcomed.
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons,
withdrawals to be made by any one of them or by the survivor. Full and clear written instructions as to who is to
make the withdrawals should always be given to the" Bank
when opening accounts of this nature.
FERNIE   BRANCH L.  A. S.  DACK,, Manager..
Imperial Bank of Canada
HEAD OFFjCE. TORONTO
Capital Authorised ....$10,000,000.00..Capital Subscribed .... $5,575,000
Capital  Paid  Up ' $5,330,000.00   Reserve Fund  ........ $5,330,000
D. R. WILKIE, President HON. ROBT JAFFRAY, Vice-Pres.
BRANCHE8   IN   BRITISH COLUMBIA
Arrowhead, Cranbrook, Fernie, Golden, Kamloops, Michel, Moyie, Nelson,
Revelstoke, Vancouver and Victoria.
SAVINGS DEPARTMENT
Interest allowed on deposits at current rate from date of deposit.
FERNIE-BRANCH GEO. I. B. BELL, Manager
Fernie Opera House
Till!
l.i'ih'i-i
t'lh-lid
I'l-iry.
I  i-ii-'-lv.-il  limn  blm  mi-, nlly. jiiif*  dlsrcpilli'
.!,■   **i*i,,-nl   hsix  i-\|ii'i-li-ni-i'il  >|iltl(-  a I wi-ll  In noun
(l.iiun- of iii mt   and  mnlo*:. II   <'l'**"' j '"limn'iits m
„.... ,.,. ,,,,„,,,.:,,, ,„ m,,.,,*,,-! n.,. pr-H-li-i-Kliui.-. Imi I l'"vci* llmiiKlii Hi i
,.,,, ■■■■■i.i..I...iii. T, I* 1..-W.IH. WHICH lii-'iviry n,iiU hid pl.-i.-.-u..- -.iit ol v.ink
. ,* , ,.„i . ■„ .... lAn-Mim-tlvr-l-if UiIh kind. If I I'l*"'* d.-loiil. Ill I hint iii.."il,.-i ilini i-sUH'd li.-iwi-eii hlm'lUMtlH of Hi" mit-cis «» inn roiiim*,,
nml  \,w. '   ""■ ■■*•    ""■'■ "'   ■"''•'   •'"
II. If ho cnn co'ntrllinto to tlio oloc
lion of Mr. LowIh ln any way, ho Iiiih
n riytecx right lo do so.
I havo Hpont tho heal years of my
lifo In lho Horvlcn of tho mlnorn of
lown, and I Invito investigation Into
tlio riff aim of t IiIh district, nnd bollovo
Hint wn lmvo dono onr part towards
inakliiK' It whnt It Is todny,--ono of
the IiohI district oi'KiinlxntloiiH in (lio
country, nnd II may ho hocomhiK to
Mr. Pi'iTy nnd olhoi-H to doiiniinco nio
iir a "Quitter" bocniinn I lofl lho or-
Hiiiilzntlon In lHOfl, hh Its vlco presl-
donl, and nt. llio sollclintlon of ninny
nl' lho lnt-ii 1 uiiIohh and hiimoroiiH
frlendH In lown, ronirncd lo dlHtrlcl'
111 iih Kh proRhU'iit.
I expect all kinds of c1iiii,-..<*h and
iibii.ii', Inn 1 prc-rnr defoal for my
convictloim rntlti-r than to be known
In liisuiry, llltc hi-iiio, iih a lVlnco of
I'oh.'I-.i. JOHN  I', WIIITI'3.
CANADIAN  APPLE  SHOW
AT VANCOUVER, D. C.
From stations In llrltlsh Columhla
oust of HovolHloko and south of
Arrowhead, tickets on Ralo Friday,
Octnhor 28th, up to and Including
Wednesday,  November  2nd.
From BtntloiiH In Alborta and 8as-
kntehewnu tlekotfl on Halo Thursday,
October 27th, up to and including
Sunday, Oclobcr 30th.
All tickets fiood for oontlnuoiiH
passage only on koIu-j and roturnln*:
trlpH nnd Rood*1 for return tb roach
dost Illation up to and Including Friday, November (Uh,
A Pnrw Weak WntriM
An fclie U termed, will endure brnvrly and patiently
ugii-iic* which u -ttron-J nun. would (.ite wny under.
The (net ii women ore more rmiient than they ought
to he under inch trniihlci,
I.very woman oudht to know tlmt »lic may obtain
Ilie muat experienced inediciil advice fret o/ thtirgt
end in tihtolutf rtinfuUnrr and privacy hy writing to
tlm WinW't. IJiM,cti.ar> Mcvl'.cil .Vnucuti*.,.., H, V,
, I'ierce, M. I)., I'rekidcni, lliiifalo, N. Y. Ur. I'ierc-e
Im-v hi-ro rturl rrintutliiii. phvsirian id thr Inviil'iK1
lluti-1 nnd Surlier! lm-.itut.-, id llu.folo, N. Y., lor
many yciir-. nnd hak Imd ii wider prai-lic.il ctpt-rirnce
In the frr.irmrni uf women'* ili*i-a*f» than any mlitr phyklciaii In thin country.
Ilia mrilifinci ete world-tamuu-t inr tlieir aktonikliing efficacy.
The mrikt  perfect   remedy tvrr   deviled  for wenk and d»U-»
tat* womtn i* Ur. I'ierce'* l-'<*vr._-ite Pretcrintkni.
IT M.\K_S WK\K WOVU-.N STRONG.
s:cs woMr.N wkix.
Tlie many «»•! varied ayniptoins of vuiitiiin'-i p(-(.uliiir nilininf* nr*> fully «(*t
forth in I'Uin l.njjlUh in li-c _'(-<,pi-.\ M.-iii« it Advi-.tr (I in*- pugc-*.), » newly
re-H'cd unii <tp-tr.t-»_it-_ I! !.':7-s» A ii'.MU, <.!'.•...'-.nnn*.', »-..l". !c msilfj frrt 00
receipt ot SO one-cent »tam{.*> to pny Ci.->t t.l n;t',l',nt, only,    A.lilrt** at above.
VAN-nil'VI-.U. II, (',. Oct, lTi.—Willi
Hip  Ktifi-PKH of    the    l-'IrHi   Ciiiwiillnn
Apple HIiow I'ioiii nn exhlliltlnii Mnud-
point  now ii-.Mi nil iht-.i. I,; i-w-iy in-.
iHi'Mllon nf n ltn-ui* iilloiuliiiu-i* ol* vt<.- -
I((ii*k   IVViiii   Hn-   entire   province   nml
l--.rU i IlUIUUdtHli Uili i lull),ihiiii, '. i'k ,
eliniiuellienl (if Iln: l-'or I.-.—l|-.lilli 11 lull-'
l-ni'le*"*-* Mllltitry Hand, ii lP.'idliiK'
lini.il (if ('lunula, iiiiiI flip' of Hin'
Huilil'w  Iii-kI    iiiiihIi-uI    nr..uul__iitl(iUH, I
l ■•ili'liil    i ,..■.•    nnwli    In   Mio   _tlti-.li-.
Hulls of the  liln.  hIiiiU*.
i'.w Koity-elKhlli lll«lilinii!|.' Hand.*
which linn never hei-n went of lho'
KncklPH, will piny IL' cohci-iih, two1,
daily, with an i-mln- chan-;c of pin-;
Kratn nt  i-nch pcifniimmce,      , I
Tli" niniinuctiieiii Ih-IIi-vi-h tlmt every -
oliMiule   to   Iln-   hiici ■-.,__   of   Hie   hil; ,
niidortnkiiii: lum   now   lui-n  removed :
Uy the CiuiM-llMi p-iMtlc It.-U)way inlii-
pany  cianHm;  a  one  wny  flcst-clims ■
ftit•■-   for   iln-   iiiitiiil     tjip     from   nil
luTni.. tn lie. lomliiltiii of Ciinuiln, nnd i
in i.iMiiltin io Hint  iune ^runti-il tn-li-
ii -„-   d.i'i     ;-.  ,.>)•,.!.,. i-  uf  t\,<-  ■r_*-.-ula>-
■-■ Ilhi"  <*,-*i»*-i   ii,   f),i.   ptifilif-.   for   the
I.i i.i fii nf H.i- lAhlhlini!-.. thut .-Ivln-*'
in nil (-tiihlii.r**. (Jin sniin- prhKPK'-H
ns  m-:M,n il Iii the init.ll''.
17.7'.;._-</•,• iti. ko-t-* -nIII U.  tobl on
Hp- I'-iHficai.- plari.
DISSOLUTION   OF   PARTNERSHIP.
Notice lii hereby ulvon Hint llio co-
piiriiiei'Hlilp hei'dtnl'oi'e hiiIihIhIIiik ho-
Iwcen tho iiiiilcrHlKiii'd iih in-chllPCtH,
under iho firm liinno of Mux & Hnld-
une, nt 1-VinIii ;i|id N'oIhoii, H, f'., linn
thin dny lienu iUhkoIvciI hy miilunl
I'liiiHi-iit. The IiiihIiic'hh .vlll heroiifUT
lie cni'i'lnl on by William IJnldimn
unil'T hlx own inline, hy whom nil
ilt-litH u|' Ihe old firm will he paid,
nml to whom nil'oiiiHtnudlni? nci-onniti
due lho old firm uro to lio pnld,
„      (ll-'Oiltll-l C. Klitl,
"Ml t litt  ll M.HAVM.
!'      i     I'   ('."niielii-r 10. 1010.
THE CITY CALGARY.
ovi ng
Pictures
and
Vaudeville
Every
Night
A, Pizzocolo,  Mgr.
KENNEDY  &  MANGAN
Lumber,   Lath, Shingles,  Sash, Doors
A BIG. LOAD
is what you get for your money
when buying our lumber.
..FLOORING, SIDING,
LATH :■*_-!! I?p	
and everything else that belongs
to a-well-stocked lumber yard
can be had here.
Builders appreciate our
ber because it's
lura-
■sfe j-fcat^. ■ *"- -j*^w_    ■ ,-J'j43jr8
OFFICE and YARD,  MCPHERSON  AVE., OPP. O. N.   DEPOT,   FERNIE
CLEA  RAND
WELL-SEASONED LUMBER.   *
Phone  23 P.O. Box 22
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Be Up-to-date and Equip Your Works with  *
Canadian General Electric Go.
Induction Motors
Full Information and Quotations Cheerfully Furnished
Calgary Branch Office: ■    325 A Eighth  Ave.   West
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4|-'\l I'll TNVMV'-KH will •>" roil i\ nl Ia tin- ('(iiliIillHHionciH Oi Um
fllv of t'alKiiry and mldrnnsod to tlio
uiiili-isii-iii-d,  iiilifki'-d,
'■Ti;xm:u  fou htrkbt  hail-
WAY TIKS AND I'OLKS,"
nisi It Hi.- wivMilli day of Novombor,
i.i-M. ,-n v.> nVinelf, Noon, for mipply-
iui. Hi- «iiy with Hum ami poloH for
e\i..|,-ii.n    io   Hip    Municipal Kti*«"-t.
Full
II..IV     li
Cn.-mil
Mail*, i
«l ill-
Tin
I'm!
Thu District Ledoer Is the place to
go for your good work In the Job
Printing Line.
Mid en, wo on* nave you from 120.00
lo $25 on n Bowing mnchlno, nnd glvo
you lho bout, "Thn Rtimdnrd," tho inn-
chlno Hint Iiiih I Ihiiii ull heal, nud thon
some,     Tlto Tillch-Wood Co, ■
A RARE 'OPPORTUNITY
i *   —
| lOvory ihiiii •"ounoctod with iiiliilnii,
! whether ho In n luhiuer, Hiipoi'lntciiil-
| cut, innnn^'ui*, mining oiiKlneor or own-
,er, In liitnivnU-d lu HccurliiK Idona Hint
j will nave hlm linn.' and lnnku movo
j immey for him .
I An riminli-ntl'in Iiiih boon built up
I nl u hli; expeudltum that In Kcotirint;
jilio niliiin-j; world lor luuuey m>u'-.iaK,
j IllOll-y HHVillK IdeltH, ,,
I 'lho piobleniK Hint ouu u.alt linn
| fnllt'd to nolvii nnotlior mnn Boniowli.io
hi"-, Mihi-il nud It if, tho v/ork of Hi I a
i oi*i*niil/n(loii in .scnidi out .rilnliij** pro-
7<lrin:i nud Hu-lr Holullons, to cliiflslfy,
|iu*iiinKi* nml simplify thom.
Think whut'thlH ntomiH—it iiioniis
| Hint now It Is poBHlblo for any man
Ito HL-furi. tiu- hleim, tho 8ch<)iin.'B, the
jvny worlilni. plniis that aro bull-line
■ minim*. *-iu-<-i-?Ke*. overywlioro.
Mini.*, ntiil Miner* Is ro well know.i
Prepare.for Fall
and Winter
Wo hnvo Jiifit clonrod our munmor nloek out and now wo nro
rendy to tit you up for tho wlntor from hond lo foot, If you nro
looking for tho futuro and Intond lo savo your monoy purc.ui.io
your kooiIh from un. Wo havo JiihI hoiiKlit tho slock of Mr. Jiwior
Haddad and now ivo aro curry I iik ii vory liiri_o stock of ladles' and
Koiila* 1'urnlHliliif.fi, TninltH iind vhIIboh, In fnct, ovorythliiB for
mon, womon aud chlldron,
Our 11.25 Hwoator Coals hnvo no equal. Our ?l,7fi l'on Anglo
Undci-BUllH hnvo thom nil hoaton.
Onr HiiIIk nro junt tho kind you noed for stylo nnd diirnhlllty.
Wo carry a lnruo nsHortmotit ol' Uouts nud Shoos, thu host scloc-
Hon Hint, monoy and hriilnfl cun huy.
KEFOURY  BROS.
.Vi'jft tu Wlifwani Cninly Htiao
NiixlIdN'iiiIIidi'II Hutu
contnullction Hint Hits puhllcntlon in
I IK. \fl>   Iil-nu ui llp nam.
SVl!   ilil'tlj   HLI'OI   ill'.ilUnv i,...i'.i.->    u'.lk
thu puhlhihiiiH tii this monthly lo tiuiki-
.sorno . xcvptl-otmll-y ndvnntaf.-cou-* club-
hliiK offurs;
Mtn-'rt nud Mlneinls one yi.-ni'...42,50
' Tlio UlKtilcl l.(*d-.er one yenr....  _.ini
HvnmlnnHou Questions for Certificates of Compelency In Minim.,.3,fi0
l<
■.!!■-.;■,. !
liiirtlciilars mid  Hperlficntlons j ,0 ^.^y lnMim,.ft »nperIiitondent nnd
i,;.d  nu  apiillctilon  to H"4 ),.„.,, mi))h)(. t,n,<liil that lt li- not no-
;,,,„.,«.    <:iiy    of    Caliwry. , v^M.. u% m,a.c my cxp,onnt|oii of lis
merit fur ih. ir hetiefit.     Thoro   nro
iiiuiii-.-. Iinm-wr, who aro newtomori
.    .,„!_-, ««. iipr-il" Do (otintiy and as thoy very prot>-
„.«.._., or any t*n.W not ncc ]^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^^ ^^
V'"i/aiiNTl„ «M.y Cli-rfc.    !«"•»•«» *■*»»"« wUU V" "Ti Ti
mbortt. KMU.'duMry, we «_m tay without i-ar ot
(liii|iii> c-ovprlnR fi per cent
-ti.tiuur of Dw. hid mtiiil n«tnm-:
..',. ',- lid*..!'.
t'rilKary. Hepi«-i
17.00
Combination prlc« $5.r>0.
Milieu and Mlncralw. for ntn- yenr
12 hlR 1S2 pnRe Uhuos, nnd   Tho
IVlRtrlct, I-wlp-cr for one yonr, b'l
Issues, regular   prlco   for both,
»3..1o,  fi>r UOO
Mined nnd MlneraW, ono >car....f2.r.O
The- DU-irl-M I^il-r-pr ovw year \M
rr.nl .-nd Motnl Mlnorn Voclwt
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Plants, Funeral Flow- j
Bou- J
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quets.
TERRILL FLORAL CO
Loos DliUnr-* fhon*  $77 *
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THE DISTRICT. LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C, OCTOBER 21, 1910.
PAGE THREE
>_*»..
MO W'S PA THETIC APPEAL
W COMPANY'S BR UTAL REPL Y
W: R. Ross* as Solicitor for the Mine Owners* Gives
the Advice Upon Which is Based the
5       Company's Reply
Bennettis Election Tomorrow
Will he the Answer
Socialists' Legislation Set at Aught by Despicable
Methods of the Mine-Corporation Conservative Party at Victoria
arbitration, but. in no other cases is
it compulsory to arbitrate. If in the
judgment "of the state executive board
the, settlement of ihe dispute does
vitally affect the interest of the organization, or the interpretation of the
contract itself, then ' the board has
the right to refuse to arbitrate that
dispute and has the right to order 'a
strike if in their judgment that is the
best course to pursue.
Nineteenth—If it becomes apparent
that we will,not be able to conclude
negotiations" for. a new contract by
March 10, 1912, three disinterested
parties are to he called in, who,can
sit together with the operators and
miners jointly, with a voice* but no
vote,* for'the purpose of using their
good offices to bring about an agreement, -This clause is subject to acceptance, or rejection by the _ele-
gates. who attend the "next regular
district" convention.
This statement is published for the
information of our membership and to
prevent designing persons, for objects
best known to "themselves,, from misleading our members.
Fraternally yours,
J.  H.  WALKER,  President.
The  realism  of  tho-i value  of  the
Workmen's Compensation Act, secured
*,as a result-of .having Socialist  representatives in the house at Victoria,
is brought vividly home by reading
,,'the letters below.     *  - *
1':    Tho  pathetic  phase  of  the" story,
however,  is  the  fact  that  the  coal
companies, backed by such men  as
, W. It. Ross, Attorney-General Bowser
and the Conservative government as
a whole, makes it well nigh impos-
', sible for widows to secure the "com-
' pensation" (?). even after their breadwinners have been sacrificed on the
„ altar of Profit. '    ' ■
Sleek and well-paid lawyers of the
Ross type, and retained by the coal
'   companies, are always ready to raise
'■ legal   technicalities  and  spend  thou-
" sands  of  dollars  to, cheat' homeless*
•"'-"■i" dependent' ones out of the pittance called compensation.   -
A  bit* of  tragedy*    in -connection
'with  the letters below  is that both
were  received  on  Wednesday  morning in tho same mail.
Surely to the god of labor the coal
minors of Fernio riding will make
use of tomorrow's opportunity to elect
a man who will make it" his business to forever end the necessity of
'such appeals on* ihe part of widows,
and brutal refusals by coal mine company officials.,
Mrs.   Roby's  Appeal.
,  ■**)
Here   is  the ■ pa'thetic , letter   from
Mrs. 'Roby:   ' ' .
140 Bolton  St., Lancashire,  Eng.
To   Mr.   D.   Rees," secretary  of   the
- Fernie  Local  of the   United   Mine
Workers of America.
Sir: I being the dependent of
James Roby, who met with aii' accident at Coal Creek and which afterwards proved fatal, I wisli to ask a
favour," if you will' do all in your
power to get me my rights and what
should bel°nS t° me> as *>'ou &re
aware how things are over here a*hd
having no support from a.-,husband,
It is now five months since he left
home and never having received anything from then, through him being
unable to obtain employment. Hoping
you,will read my letter at your local
meeting to    see    pleasures as 1 am
almost as far as one can get. With
sympathy I remain,
Yours sincerely,
•   ' MRS.   JAMES   ROBY.
Now read  this"one from  the coal
company:    .■ ■■
Office 'of
The Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company,
Limited.
Fernie, b'. C, 17th Oct., 1910.
David Rees, Esq.; Secretary Gladstone
Local Union, Fernie, B. C.
Dear  Sir:    Answering your  letter
of, .September • 20th,  received   during
my absence from home, * I would say
that we .are  advised  that this  company   is   not   liable  for   damages   on
account of the death of James Roby,
and we therefore cannot entertain a"
claim for compensation on behalf of
anyone  claimed    to'   have  been  dependent upon him.
Yours truly, - ■     '   '
R. M. YOUNG, Secretary.   ;
BUSY FORGING FETTERS
Ruling  Interests in-Old  Land Taking
Advantage of Empty Stomach to
, -.  Force Jobbers .Into Military
LONDON, ■ Oct, 15—Led" by the
Tory press of England, the British
militarists rapidly are gaining ground
in their "universal service" movement
wliich would render every man, between the ages of 16 and 45 subject
to at, least a' year's strict military
training,, A qualification of this rule
would allow exemption ln the payment of a certain tax-for non-service.
On account of this limitation tho proposed measure has found advocacy
among tho "upper classes'* as well as
with the mass of worklngnien.
Tho Gorman scare enabled tho militarist press and the London Express
in particular, to found their arguments! for conscription. on a popular
basis, Already tho movomont has become an issuo that will bo threshed
out nt tlio next, goneral election. Tlio
substance of the schomo la to impress
ovory mulo subject botwoon 1G and -IB
for a minimum sorvlco of ono year
nnd a maximum of five. For thoso
who would ovado such sorvlco n tax
of consldornhlo porcontngo would bo
Imposed so that not too many might
pny It und the conscription, idea thus
ho defeated.
A CIRCULAR  LETTER
'FROM   ILLINOIS  PRESIDENT
CANDIDATE BENNETT,
To the Officers and Members of District No! 12, United .Mine Workers
of America: '° ' ,
Greeting—Letters are being sent out
and statements-are being assiduously
oiraiiated"DT"certain—individuals- and-
their agents within our own organization, which are designed to discredit
the miners "of Illinois and detract from
the victory they have won. As these
same, parties allied 'themselves with
tbe_coal operators to defeat us in our
recent struggle for justice, we aro not
surprised "at what they are doing now,
but in order that they may meet the
defeat they merit in this case,* as they
did in the other, I am sending out ln
concise,, form a statement of just
what tho agreement moans we are
working under as compared with the
compromise, submitted by President
Lewis and the international executive,
bonrd.
Tho terms of tho compromise provided as follows:
First—That tho mining rates in
Illinois bo advanced throo cents per
ton, mlno run coal., That dny. labor,
yardago and dend work be advanced
5,55 per cent,
Socond—That tho wagos of shot-
flrors, ho paid by tho operators at a
rnto not to oxceod 1'/a cents por ton
produced at. mlnos whoro sliot-t'lrors
aro employed. Tho shot-flrors shall bo
und or tlio control, ami direction of Uio
nilno maiingor, both as to tho Inspection and shooting of the shots. To
enforce this provision a clnuso shall
bo wrllton In lho contrnct providing
that whon tho miners ln nny mlno In-
torfero with lho duties of tho shot-
flrors lho millers In thnl, mlno shall
bo required to pny tho wngos of tlio
shot-flrors during tho unoxplrod portion of tho contrnct,
Third—Thnt tho mining rnto In Wll-
llnnison mid Fnuiklln counties bo nd-
vanned' two cents por lon oxlra nbovo
HlO   l-OKUllll-   I'lltc.
Fourth—That nn ngrooiiiont ho mndo
for lho engineers, llromeii, und pumpers us muniboi's of tho United Mlno
Workors. .-,
I'Tflli—Thnl Uio Illinois opornlors
nit und un Inlm-stiitc joint convontlon;
previous lo Hin oxplratlon of tho pros-
cut ('nnti'iu-l, period,
Sixth—Tliut, llio clnuso bo ugrood lo
for coiiUiiuutloii of work pending no-
golliilloiis ut nud of conl met period,'
Sovontli—Tluil n cluiiHii bu unroot!
upon Unit In enso of dlsputo whicli
ennnot bo soltlod hy tho operators'
nnd niliicrs' roprosi'iilnllvos of Illinois,
the-operators have a right to appeal
tojthe international executive board
aiid" the mines continue in operation
pending such appeal by the operators.
Eighth—Tlie engineers and such employes as. are necessary to protect
property under any and' all circumstances shall net be subject to thc
dl.iiec_tioii_of_o_:dei-s_of-the_lo_!a1-i],ni__iiR
ONE OF THE WAYS OF *
"HOWWILL  YOU   Do" IT?"
.Last' week in Portugal- we hart a
'salutory''lesson in the art of "r'evolu-
ting." It was no kindergarten affair
either. Times without number, on the
platform and elsewhere, we are asked
by some of our enemies if thc social
revolution can be accomplished by political action alone. The developing
capitalist, class .in the Iberian peninsula answered the question in unmistakable terms. The most convincing
of all arguments, when words have
been boiled down, are the guns in
the turret of a battleship, batteries of
artillery, the rifle of the foot soldier
and the policeman's club, or any of
those' other persuasive constitutional
instruments that the dominant class
in society knows so well how to
handle. Political action such as that
taken by the Portuguese bourgeoise
is the kind of action for mine.. The
dispossessed had only one line of action to pursue.' To get out, I can
see no reason why the capitalist class
stripped of political power will act
in any different fashion. A class conscious proletariat can surely accomplish its aims as the bourgeoise have
done, in every revolution in which
they have yet engaged—Western
Clarion Correspondent.
WHO AND WHO?
By Old Bill.,
Whose getting shaky in the legs?
Who debate in public begs?
Who trusts his case-to rotten eggs?
—W. R. ROSS!.
Whose end iii Fernie's drawing
Severe attacks of rheumatism arc often
responsible   for   cases of  organic. hc_ rt
trouble.    At-any-rate   it   is   foolish   to
11 frrin and bear it."
or district'officers, but shall be subject to the orders of the international
executive board.
The following are the; advantages
you would have gained had you accepted the above compromise agreement:-,
First—Two cents per ton over and
above tho three cents per ton demanded by the Cincinnati convention
for Williamson and. Franklin counties.
Socond—Ono and one-half cents per
ton, providing certain conditions were
complied, with, towards the payment
of shot-firers,
The following are tho improvements
in working conditions and prices
gained because, of your having rejected
the compromlso:
First—That tho mining rates In
Illinois lib advanced throe cents per
ton, mlno run coal. That day labor,
ynrdago nnd dead work bo advanced
5,55 per cent,
Second—Three conts per ton ovor
and abovo the threo cents por ton domnndod by lho Cincinnati convention,
or n totnl of six conts por ton for Williamson and Franklin counties,
Third—Two cents por ton ovor and
aliovo tho throe cents por ton demanded hy tho Conelniul convention, or a
total of 5 cents por ton for, long wall,
nilno sin Northorn Illinois, Peoria district nnd both voins In Dloomlngton.
Fourth—Four conts per ton over nnd
nbovo tho throo conts per ton demand-
od by tho Cincinnati convontlon, or a
totnl of soven conts pur lon for Kills-
vlllo,
Fifth—Tho oporntors to pay nil
wngos of tlio Bhot-flrors, wlillo omployod oxiimlnlng and firing shots ncconl-
Ing lo ngronmont nnd us provldod by
lnw nnd without forfolluro clnusos ut-
Inched thereto.
Sixth—Tho opornlors to lny ull pernio n out. mettil truck. Thin Includes
rooms nnd nil working plncos.
aovotiili—Tlio rirnt ciiglnr-t'i-H .In
clnnses A nnd II (which menus Iho
first r-ngliioi-i'H nt, mines whero llioy
hoist ovor 200 tons of ronl per dny)
uro relieved from firing on Idlo dnys
or Hiiiulnys, except whero the inliic Is
Idlo fnr moro tlmn two dnys ul ouo
lime,
MlirliHi—A minimum of $2.Ifi per day
for eight hours for top firemen,       j
Ninth -- Comploto   Jurisdiction   hy
ugn-.-iiH-iii uvor Uiu iiiiui- oMimiuoi',
'IVntli-*Tines ns tnoilih-il in pn..
vloiis cniitnict, rolntlvu to pi-nnlty niul
fuiiernl   i'Iiiiisch,  reduced  oun-liiilf.
l'_l."*V'inili—Clenr record which rom.
pels Ihu conipniiy In cuse of lionii fldn
dlsputo to -{ivo us u coiiipleto mid
di'tiilleil record of nil dues, .no-ess.
incuts mul fines collected from ench
iiuiiuiiUiii uiL-min-i* ol Um ui*j,-,iiii/..uuiii
-\a _»—■ _**jtn-i
near?
■Whose-rea son-dire—defc
Whose one.great hope is in the beer?
,   ,—W. R. ROSS!'
Who'll find himself severely left,
And o^ his seat will be bereft?
From whoso name 51.'P. P. be cleft?
—W. R. ROSS!
In the vicinity of these two
places we have some first
class   Fruit
Farm
Lands
that will bear the closest
inspection. The wise plan
is to examine before buying so B YYY.    I am tak-
^    . ri '
ing parties from time to
time. If interested drop a
line to
•,«_«_nM_______MaM__M__M_a
Joe Grafton
P. O. Box 48
Fernie, B. G.
i
S
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egj*yja_.*a_*_g_g_s^^
©@cgsc^«3Ei''a_'--Qs>c''»-9<&4P4n_.a»<ap
Who for the workers of all lands,
Including those of Fornie. stands*?
Clear head, stout   heart   and   ready
hands,
• —J. W. BENNETT!
Who stands out boldly'in the front?
Who takes his share of battles brunt?
For his opponent who's* to hunt?
—J. W. BENNETT!
Oh! Ross will soon be np a troo,
And. for our member we shall see,    .
The man who stands, for'you and mo:
■—J. W. BENNETT!
DO  YOUR   OWN   THINKING.
FERNIE UNION DIRECTORY
Lizard Local General Teamsters No.
141. 5Ieets every Friday night at
8 ■ p. m. "Miners' union .hall, J.
Jackson, President; E. Marsham,
Recording Secretary.
Bartenders' Local No. 514: Meets 2nd
and -1th Sundays at 2.30 p.m. Secre-
' tary .1. A. Gouplll, Waldorf Hotel.
Gladstone Local No. 2314 U, M. W. A.
Meets 2nd and -1th Saturday Miners
Union hall.    J), Hoes, Sci.
I have lived In this world for nearly
50 yours; nnd, nftor a rlpo oxporlonco
from hnrd conditions lo slightly bollor
during.Hull, time, T think Hie greatest
thing In tlio world for men nnd women Is to do thoir own thinking,
I cnii't. seo that, wo are, now doing
our own thinking In lho mniii nny
moro thnn at nny earlier period of
recorded hlslory, Of course llioro aro
glorious flnshes, hero and thoro, There
Is tho Aloxniidrlnn period; lho Athenian; tho Roman; tlio ltonalssniico.
Ilut nftor rill our schools nnd our
bonstod progress, It, still reiiinlns true
Hint RO per conl. of lho hiiinnn rnco
nrn unnblo io do thoir own thinking.
The -ivnrngi" mnn or womnn snys, nfier
honrlng ii snrmon or rending n newspaper edltorlnl, "sure Unit's whut I
think"—-when they hiivou'i. thought, nt
nil,
Tench people lo do their own thinking, ns tlio Qunkors nnd Scots do —
nlwiiys r-xunilnlni; nnd discussing every
proposition before ueooplliig 11—nnd
you will revolutionism tho world In
f.O yenrs,
ICXCIIHn  HlO   llOllllly--1   Hlip|l(l'*.-i   IIIOSI
people nre like llnrrln's hem, Corpornl | P, 0, BOX 1126
Hhlneh, who billed to think "In-ciiuw ,
It Hindi) hlm Rwcnt." j
Ill.OUfll. (., WATSON'
Typographical Union No, 555,' Moots
Inst Snturdny In onch month at. tho
Lodgor Office A, J, Buckloy, Secretary.
6
ff
Local Fornie No, 17 S, P. of C, Meets
In Minors Union Hall evory Sunday
ut 7,-15 p.m. Everybody welcome, U,
Paton, Secrolnry-Tronsuror,
Amalgamated Socloty Carpentero   nnd
Joiners;—Meet, In Minors Hall ovory
. rtlioriiiilo Tliursdny nt 8 o'clock. A.
Wiird, secretary. P, O. 307.
United Brotherhood of Carpenters nnd
JolnerB,—Local 1220. 11, J. Evans,
President; F, II, Slinw, Socrotnry.
R. W. McDonald
Accountant and
Auditor
Calgary
New Complete
i'i
Our Stock of
Men's Wear
I We beg to Invite Your Inspection
•
Groceries
Nothing but the best kept in stock
(Quality) our motto always
■;'
A. A. McBEAN Fernie jj
»cit4iMDtt<s<wai_'<iB-4iffi<na_ o»9tn
RHEUMATISM   CURED.
Znm-Buk Will Give You Relief!
llii'lr little day hy dny, the mossiiKei. I
(iibcrs lo hnvo a ihohhiibo plain und I
clenr,  u  iiicssiiko fmuKlil   with  hope*
nnd   chooi.    They    nay,    "Vou- musi
your powor show, yon woiild he free,
well, Hlrlke the blow."
And now, a slave io think they
iiiuUe, nml 'now ii (.Iiirleii sub (hey
lake, nml now a hunk nr pamphlet
PUSH mt to noun- member of lliclr
I'lii-n, mul iimii;, homely rniiMins pleiul
V»bv SneliitlM booliH he oui.lil In rend,
nml, when In- I'l-mli. nnd n-nds In wilu,
iln-y cnll li pli-iii-iiii" in I'Splnlii whin
j . | |(ii |i(^ f-t11*-*1 in undci'Mniid;  ih.-ii, h,.
|    I    mn    iniiiililiii: rcunliir   visits  (o| und by, In In-nri nml hiiml. he's wllh
i UiIh district  nnd shnll  le nlnd In n- i un,   IiIh  di-hn.iiins   nun..   he   helps   tn
irolvo  nny   ('fU-ulrlcH   relative   te   nc-I lieiii* Hie im-ssiiKe on,   II must lie wnrlt j w•■(HIn-r.
•cnuiitinii   work, Kl-l-tp. ;■'•' hucIi  iih  the-ie  wim «-v<-ry  fair nc*'
I ■ ciimIiui  seize, nlwiivs llllle  In  neck  nl'I
1 i Illlike It   cli.-uiie  tlii-lr  fellow   sliivi-   lo'■
| Hie iiinlorlyliiK muscles,    X.uiii-lhik In j wake, upon -nu li wink mir iiimein- nt.-,;
he liiiiiu); mi men like these Hu- work
iiiii:,! tall, nur liop.',, Hi I In. Ill (U* nnl
ill  iill.
Ah, well! the fli-hl Is lniiK lllld
ioiikIi. bill by-iiiidliy we'll .-cl (.'iion_.li
of men llko those of whom I've wrll,
nud. when we.'ve not them, nood und
I'll'.' -Why 'tis Hi.- efiNle-u thim. to
KiiiiKs, we'll up und lal.e tin* world,
no less.
Inlnlly different,    '/lim-lluk   In
When ynu have nny deep-nented
pnln In Uic Joints, the buck, the wrists
or elsewhere, place u liberal supply
fit   '/..ni I'lil--   nn   llio   flnee.-.i   ni-   nn   (I'd
imlm of the hurd und rub It In.   Th..iM"' concornmu-d, Hint   when iul.lio.1 * „f n„In0, (\u, nr-.tmlyei- who mnv he
-in  ,..,.* based nud In mich men nur hopi-H nre
, .,      , .  „ ,   ,   . i |t|(U'i-(l.     The   Hpciikor   wllh   the   well-
flnt-d .nnd Its i-nhuiicoh and Juices mo ■ ,M1#,WI1 „„„.„ ,,', ,,. „,, ,,„ ,
RHEUMATIC REMEDY
would likely cure your case. It litis proved
beneficial   in   all   forms   of Rhctmialism —•
muscular,  .nflammalory  nnd gouty.    A big
bottlt cunts only Si .00.
, peiKilrntiiiK power  of this "nmluocn-, unit tlin in nuclei, for ilii-uinniisin, mi-
Twclflji - A decided Improvcm-jut In |ffc*ii-I*iitrtt," Is \ery ureal,   ll kill pain , uilca, hptalii, inc., Its effect  is  iory
Ills   Ulillit-*,,   iiim    even
Anything you
buy
■with the name
wDl  givo  you
entire
snttafaction. -
and remove-
Wynll. or '.
snys:    "1 hnvo found Znni-Huh moxt
>M. i  ., i,;. 11.   i.   .   ,   ,..   ..1
iiihi- of ihemuatlsm, and nlso for stiff-
ness of joints and muscles, f suffered Ioiik and nciilely from rhoutnntlnm,
nnd tried one lliilinent nfter unothei-
In \alii.   I nlso look medicines inter-
Sold and gunr/tntect! by
N. E. SUDDABY, Fernie, B. O.
*__sl
the blacksmlthlnc i-lauso
Tlili-teontli — Improvement In tho
Jurisdiction clniiHcs us It uffectn dec-
IrtcbitiM
J-'oillliii-iiUi — lmpiovemuiit 111 tlio
equal turn clause.
l''lftpoiiih--Improv(-inont In clause
ri'KHlntliiK miners' olortlnn dny,
Hlxtociiih ■ - Improvement, lu tlm
clnuso covoiIiik ^hnfl sinking.
HovetitoiiiHi—Improvonienl In clniii"-'
ri'lullti- lo men laid Idlo mt n-.-_.ou.il • Imlm  wle-iiever I Ml  lho n .ioh niul
of water or track, j*.*ili,-_ of iheiimnHsm comlin,' one. or
KU'hieoiith  —  In  net11|ur  dii»pul.-<' f.-li any of the HtlffiK-sH,    Thc rcr.ult
when-, In ihu JudKinoiit. of tlm district j .in*     truly     wonderful.     Znm-lluk
fxi-ctiHic board, Dw Rrll|r.«iv.ni of Hn-' •.. n,e.l tn ■...■netrntc to the very (teat
enso would nol  iltnlly nfiVcf the In- of Hie palm*, drlvlnj; them coinplcu *
tc-Tf'Hi of the orKtinizntlori, or the In- ly out, and I nm now quito cured,"
li-irft-r. latlon nt Dw (■onirnM Jim-H. a.,.1      ;-n i_.:n.,.   nf H,.- tiul'mury finbioni
' ih"X tnll liiHottlo It utulortho orillu;"-}-  'ittitnnd H>.lci.*'if-,*    nro   /mpr-rfc-H'-
j methods or procLdilic, pn^hh-il in tl*.-, pn imicd and ik-i   . _ffi< U-nily  relit..-.!
jMuitrni-i, ll   mil*!    bo    Niihinltti-d  m in pi-tietniie .-wn the sldn   much I.--•*
11 niiwtieil    In
Hmiko whoso iiumcH we wii alli.vil > m*i •'■•■■■ii .'iu.i ol 1 lu- Ti-iryt. yin, Inn
with I..||..ri \l. |». |>, while th.-y j.r.. ' !iil"ii'l ■•■•illllu- nn |:.-r. Am tn|<l -,h» U
useful In their way lire nol Hie oi.c.i j I-"1"- ili-.tliiiio. |i in inn hnd hut cun-
who'll win th>- dav.   They hnve a purl I ""'   ''"'l1  ■'   ""w,    llnie  im-l   unite  11
pt'ffner"!*.    Mrn, Pirmici*  nulckly f-U.
(iii)** 11 venue,  Monli'i-nl,      If I'libbod on to the cliost  nnd between thn shoulders in ciihor of bad
, ,,1,1    ,1,,   ,1 ,.   ,.!,, ,.|     '/  Il,,1-    ,,■(»!    ..I. .
lellef.     Apllll  (llllll  its  l|M>.   KM   UU   i'lil-
lit-oiiitldll,   Xnm-lluk  will   he  found   11! with, nf 10111.,1
cure for nil ordinary  forms of skin! the force,1
dls-fiM*' mid Injury,   It cm-en oe/omu,j     ]-„t ',|„ |„ n,,,,,,, \^\wm ,„„. delinl.t
1'nsilich, rliiKMoiin, cold  Miles, ulcers, 1 |h joy nnd  ,-|,.i-y  m  Hie fi.-,ht.  whnne
imlly. but li romnlned for /.am-Iluk to .nhKcesscs, chappcil hiiinls. jiIIch, vnrl-1 hn|n nmbltloii  h to Milvt.. HII  i-m-i-,*,
■ffi-rt (i f-nro.    I l.(.|»nii ripph-liic fhl'i  'ns..  i-i-IriM.  ciiik. horn*. bnil*-e-j.  etc. I •*,...,1,^ ,u-.,.--    ■■■'■     ■*      i.-M-.i    (,,»■.
All .IniiiKlhis mid Mtor.-h ni .'.iv. ;,iirjn„. WorltiiiR riii.-^. Ull l.tlurty bus
IK..I fn-o from Znm link Co, Toronto. '• vmw In pnxi till ■ -..■•-.* .Iniu-.n,„ ,\i,nv',,
f..i- price.   I.c.uki. Imim.ul Ih.ltHUoii-.'fiujiK    iV|(jfli    tj||    ,,, ,.,)•„.<.,  „lin„„-,
. .__ _    . , Lars nre dried:   till  no heartbioUen
tiidilicr frtoatiK i» i.e.ii h«-i ..i.iiilii.
Iiali.v'w in.uuiH, till nun- ,i,-.- unii.- «lm
want for lirctiil, till i-.ni.ici i-.-a-.i-
Iln-ir hlnoi) In n|ii-i|,iii nu- 'i*: -i  ...ni,
•fir -..m- -.uu i,.;.,.. ...:; . ,,.. . .Vl
hint tho Attn of l.-iir-e, until on till Mi"
xt urM llfiilllul Klti.II lot :i ■ :;■   .- in   Imd
v. v
CORRESPONDENCE.
<\  II.  Andrev.'!',  l-'ernle,  ll. ('.
Hear I'Vli'inl: An I promised lo
write to you when I loft, I mu--*! mu
full in dn mi, bill I 1..01 heii- Mondny
mornlm. nud like li fine. It Is Imoly
Iiiim- nm lii-i-u ,-11-oiiiul
\.'i>   linn li  >i.i   Ihi!   not   .-..'iiim:  im*!'
Hie  cily   by  decrees      It   Hci-lilil   lo  IIP'
ihnt j011 were 1111hi 11 ki>n in llnrry
Ti-itv lieiii;. iP-imI Hn- Hin,- you mid nm
nf li, Inn I find mn now Hint he hi
ileini,    Iln (.'oi   killed  In-i-e JiihI   nbout
IWn tt'i'iil -j rt «'ii I iv In.Iiie ulnii-lf u-lili
ll    IllOllir   llll',      I    IllldelhlUllll    III-    lived
.liMIIlt     il    llll,-,     -llll'l      Ill-Ill)-,     lilt,        t     IlilSl!
imiii.Ii, ,- i.i* .1 ., ,,t 1 r    . '    1 , ,     . ■.  1    11
we'd do  wlilioiil      I We cun  do lictter', "ppen'  In   lie  iloliij-   well.     Will   clone
iln-y iidd n little to1-'"-' 'Ids lime iik I im..- not much m-ws
I bill    will   Wllte   fil'iifn   litliM*.
Yours. \VM, SCOTT.
IMC   I'owell   si 1 eel,   Villicoliver.
THE  INDISPENSIDLES.
I
By "Old  nil."
'     Thi*-'"  l/ie*.  nro 1lv,i  ut .'..*' -   'i  -
1 >nii   I.e.* 1   >,• o lliclr   imlm**.   in   piu.!,
I bin in iheir ipiii-f r-nno-i.t m-;.\ m^.j do
NOTICE,
Tul.e iint'i ,■ tlmt nil 11,n-Hiiin-11. n(
electric H__.it under flnt rule will he
di-i 1.1,1,1 1 *.-d on the H,t day of Nov.
i-liilu-i*. I'.Hn, tliile.*-!. lh. y i,m,. lliclr
preitilhi.; i,o wired Hint  11  niclcr i-im
ti-'   ill- liilh-.l   U.cf.-ili.
h. r. v,"'i:,wci:.
Cily Clerk,
i'i nib   h  r„ on. i'.m« itin .
PAGE FOTJE
•--—ni
TBE DISTRICT LEDGERrFERNIE,1 B.. C.,~ OCTOBER *21, 1910.
Slje Mz&twl £tbgw.
Published every Saturday morning at its office,
Pellat Avenue, Pernie, 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.
Address all communications to The District Ledger.
Telephone No, 48.
J. W. BENNETT, Editor.
Postoffice Box No. 380
POWER.
TN the last analysis the only valid argument is
■*■ power. Wc may talk as much as we like about
justice and injustice, right and wrong, but they arc
but-abstract ideas after all.    *   .. .
Without the power- to maintain those ideas, or
having the .power, failing to use it, of what good
are the mere ideas, or, what argument are they in
themselves? None• whatever. In case of dispute
the parties to the dispute always start talking
about right and wrong, but, when it comes to a
show-down the strongest side wins every time and
. maintains its" right by virtue of its power to do so
Power is right. It is now as * in all time past
veiled as it is to some extent:
"The, good old rule, the simple plan,
That they may take who have the power,
And tliey may keep who can."    "■■
i * '
This may sound brutal, but it's true, and we
must find out the truth, for, "Ye shall know the
Truth, and the Truth shall make you Free."
For example:   We will imagine a strike taking
place.'   The men approach the employers with the
usual arguments of increased cost of living, etc.,
the necessity of better working conditions, shorter
hours, or higher money wages, in ■ all of these' or
any case after all they are demanding higher real
wages.   They are endeavoring to get more of what
they produce than formerly.   Of course they ask
for more because it would suit them to get more,
quite naturally, and THEY THINK IT IS RIGHT
BECAUSE IT IS IN THER INTERESTS.   (Wt.hu
privation, you have done this again and again,
and then when you have gone to, the ballot box
and -it.'.would have been so easy for* you to mark
your '* ballot in .the right place," -you have voted
against your own interests. ' .
Picture a worker going to .-.the ballot bo;*; and
helping to vote-a, capitalist party into power, a
party whose funds are supplied by his masters,
(who don't supply those funds for sentimental
reasons) later that same worker takes part in a
strike and the same government for which he
voted, turns loose, at the master's behest, all the
uniformed plug-uglies and government assassins
that are considered necessary, and if he" is" not
mighty careful he'll get his alright, "and where
the policeman's club descends upon his head he
hears the echo of the vote he cast at the last election." ' ■•
WORKERS STOP HITTING YOURSELVES
ON THE HEAD! Realize that whoever holds the
reins of government in their , hands dominates
society. Realize that YOU have the power to take
hold of those reins.
Realize that there is a party which you mayc use,
as a means to that end.' Realize that it stands
for the working, class alone. , ■
Snch a party is the Socialist Party,of Canada,
which stands for the workers owning the means
of production and thus controlling their own lives
and destinies.
That party has already two members- in the
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.   •
If you know your own interests you will make
it three tomorrow. J. W. Bennett is the nominee
of the Socialist party, the chosen champion of the
politically, organized workers.
A vote for Bennett is a vote for yourself, for
ic is a vote'for the class of which you are a member and with which your interests are.
Your .vote is precious; use it for yourself and
the only, way you can do this is to VOTE FOR
BENNETT.
UNVARNISHED TRUTHS ARE,,
LAID BARE AT HOSMER
C. M. O'Brien and, Socialist Candidate
Bennett-Address Splendid Meeting
",' of Coal-Diggers.
other hand the ■ employers, having opposite inter
ests, have opposite ideas; if the workers get more
(real)' wages they will get less profits, so getting
tlioir ideas from their interests, THEY THINK IT-
IS WRONG * FOR THE WORKERS TO GET
HIGHER WAGES, and go on to explain how unreasonable thc workers are to ask thom, that the
state of trade will' not permit them and so on.
In short the workers say higher wages are right,
and' the employers say higher wages are wrong.
,    Which IS right?
We'll see.   We say a strike takes place-.   Here
aro two sets of human beings, one a small set, a
handful of -nien,-^-cmployers; here is the other set,
a great mass ol! workers.   Organically they arc the
same forms of-life.   Yet they maintain opposite
ideas of right and wrong.   Why?   Becauso the
small sot are buyers of labor-power and the large
set sellers oC liibor-powor, the buyers wanting to
buy cheap nnd' the, sellers to sell doar.   They have
been unable to como to an agreement, or effect
a compromise and tho striko has taken place, and
it hns come to tho real argument at Inst, a trial
oE nU'cngU.1, a fight, and in a fight the strongest
always wins; and by strongest is not meant tho
strongest in muscular powor, nor in numbers, but
whichever side can show tho greatest strength for
tlie particular kind of a fight in wliich they are
engaged.
Now, a strike i.s uot won by strength of numbers; numbers arc a weakness ns far as the strikers
arc concerned. Tin's i.s shown by the eagerness of!
tho mon who nro si Hieing to keep othor workers
awny from the locality. Nor docs it matter how
big nnd husky n lot the strikers nro, tlioir muscular power will nol, win THIS kind of! a fight.
Not forgetting lho Tact that a striko is only a test
ol! tho sinto of tho labor-power mnrkot, Ihal., if
lhe market is favorable In thom tlio strikers will
win nnd, if not, they will lose, a striko is, in ilsolf,
a I'iiiinieinl figlil nnd if il suils Ihem lho employer-*
cun always win in the long rulo nud usually dn.
Tliey hnvo merely lo fight the. fight of a .sii (lown
ami wait.
A strike is n trnnie of mulching the, pennies nf
Ihe strikers nsriiiii.s. the dollars of tho ->npitnlists
tiiid when lhe lust ronl of llm slrikers is gone,
the enpilttlists lmvo lots of dollars- left. Incidentally, if tlio strikers got n lilt.... IrouliloMimo,
the uniformed plug-uglies which arc al, the ilis-
'■j,i-"il    dl'    il, i.    I,,* i,i,     n,!---,    -i-ii-erl    in    I'linnl    'i-nil    #•! 111 •
till HI   IIJ-   11   \i\\.
WOWKI'.I.S STOP MATCHING PKNNIKS AND
MATCH VOTES INSTEAD.
The capitalists have the most pennies, but you
V'iv.i tlie -inri-st vofr-v
On the industrial field your numbeis is your
weakness, on tlio political field your numbers give
you matchless strength.
Learn how to use that "strength.
Tho majority of you have used it hitherto for
your musters. You lmvo voted for tlio samo thing
you fifni'-k against, Ynu hnve vn\o<] for the clnss
you struck against. You have fought for your
intiTcfitH on thc field where yon nre weakest, and
voted against your own interests on tho field
whr-re you are strongest. With splendid courage,
wifh admirable devotion, with wonderful fortitude.
you hnvo carried on strikes, you have hung out
for long periods, endi'iring cold nnd hunger, eviction from homes, nnd nit kinds of misery and
COLLECTIVE BRAINS WILL WIN.
TTCTORKERS of the mine, mill, factory, office
* V and field, your brothers who' understand,
but who have no more brains than you, are pleading with you. You have had more educational advantages that your fathers, perhaps, and can know
that the remedy is at-hand. ,^The time is near
for labor to arise in the majesty of its tremendous
power^and claim the right to be the beneficiaries
of the institutions, of learning and culture they
have builded, and to be the recipients of the fruits
of its unselfish industry.' The earth is.here for
all the "oeo-ple of the .earth—not for the exclusive
few of favored castes or classes.
The struggle for complete emancipation is now
on and it is a conflict of capitalists' brains against
working, men's brains. And the workers will win
because it is tons of brains on one side to ounces
on the other. And when will the victory be? It
will be just as soon as the'^vorkers learn how to
use their brains collectively in their own interests
^especially on election day.—Miners'"Magazine.
Although the meeting at Hosmer
was billed for the._20tli and arrangements changed at a late hour, the
opera house was comfortably filled on
Tuesday evening, when the chairman,
G. P. Tupper, made a few prefactory
remarks introducing C. M. O'Brien,
the Rocky Mountain M. P. P. of
Alberta, who discussed the issues of
the day, pointing but the inconsistency of the frantic efforts to stem
the tide of evolution,- likening them
to the foolis hattempts * who in past
ages held to the theory „that the sun
moved around the earth; the machinery smashers of the early part of
the nineteenth century, and now the
supporters of the present system, repeating the attempts of their, prototypes, of past epochs. But the result
must simply be history repeating Itself, Inasmuch as the. recognition, conscious or unconscious, of the theory of
Mars of - Economic Determinism is
being exemplified daily.
Candidate   Bennett.
The next speaker, the Socialist
candidate J. W. Bennett, commenced
his remarks by stating on the following evening J. H. Hawthornthwaite,
Socialist member for, Nanaimo, would
probably address the electorate at
Hosmer.
He then - dwelt upon the different
features of the bye-election; the reasons for being'called; jthe diminution
of the voters' list; the inconsistency
of representing both classes in human
society, etc.
Ross Quits Boss Too Late.
That the resignation of Mr. Ross as
attorney for the * Crow's Nest Pass
Coal company at this stage of the
proceedings premitted. him to plag-
arize the familiar cry of the last campaign, "It's too late -now," which was
greeted with a loud burst of laughter.
Throughout the entire discourse the
audience listened with rapt attention
and as point after point was made
it was evident that the home-thrusts
carried conviction. *>
Repudiates Circular.  "*
Mr. Bennett disclaimed any knowledge of the authors of the pamphlet
that was being circulated, assuring his
hearers that the members of his party
were unaware from what source it
emanated, not whether the statements
made were' true or false.
This tirade is ■ evidently the work
of some individuals who are venting
spleen' for purely personal reasons
and the printing! - of it in * red (the
socialist color) is intended to convey
the, impression that the Socialists are
responsible for it," but it.is acknowledged by all who know them- that
thoy'possesslng^tKe-courage"-of~con~
victims would have left no_doubt as
to the authorship had they been responsible therefor.. There was another significant omission, that of'the
Union Label, Whoever is responsible
for this screed .should at least be
manly enough tp come forward and
correct any impression that may be
created .that the •Socialists have'had'
anything to do with It3 creation which
it was designedly the intention of its
authors to fast*tm',upo.  tbem.   ",
Socialists'/Policy to Protect Life.
The railway "policy of tlie-Socialists
was stated to be that of doing everything in their' power to' aid. in the
sanitation'of the. camps, the protection of the workers from the hazardous risks incident to {he occupations
as much as was possible, allowing
the representatives of'the other class
to look after the ties, steel rails and
other impersonal factors of railroad
work. .,
Concluding he laid particular stress
on the determination of his party to
frustrate any of the tactics* exercised
fn prior campaigns.
ENCOURAGING  TRIUMPH
OF LABOR'S FORCES
Sweeping Victory, For Wage-Workers
in New South Wales Should Increase   Local   Efforts.
H
The Pernie Free Press, the local capitalist sheet,
is preparing, with the aid of'its head liar, some of
the usual election dope in the way of "roorbacks."
Workers of this'district are especially warned -o
pay no attention to truck of this nature, peddled
at thc last moment when it cannot be answered.
Attacks will be made upon the political reputation and character of Comrade Bennett, and nlso
upon Comrades Hawthornthwaite, O'Brien, Gribble,
Pettipiece nnd others. Workers pay no attention.
Mud, eggs and whisky-slinging are the only arguments of our opponents.   .
Why did Ross voto against Ilawthornthwaile's
motion to strike thc words "or serious neglect"
out of tho Compensation Act? Its removal meant
tho doing away of almost all litigation under the
Act, nnd tho paying out of thousands of dollars
to tho dependents of injured or killed workers in
this district. Was this tlio ronson why Ross 5r not
mnn onough to deny this grove chargo or acknowledge his iniquity?
Everybody knows thnt tho "would-be" ITonor-
nble Willinm Roderick Ross hns neither physical
nor moral courage. This, of courso, explains the
subterranonn methods of his campaign nnd the,,
look of chagrin nnd disgust upon tho fncos of his
needy su*ipork-rs,   Whut keeps him in tho field?
flail; simply gull.
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Ross' friends claim Ihnt unless he is relumed
llio district, will suffer, It is n notorious fnct tlmt
Hoss litis no influence in tho House, nnd that lhe
ordiniiry requirements of Iho district lmvo nol
been mel. It is hinred hroiidly Ihnl. Hoss merriv
got. tho appoint mont to gel, rid of him as his defect
is assured.
Ross claims great credit for tho labor legisla-
lio.-i   nf  . lm  Ti*-vi'  n,f\vnvni-i.r«'iit ■  vol   p. .'n. .'Hi  In t-n-i'
vn, it i". vol 'ilrange, there wni no lnbor Vi-f'H.i■
lion till the presence of Socialist members in tho
House forced their hands.
Dispatches from Melbourne Indicate
that the returns are now all in from
the New South Wales state election.
It is admitted that the Labor party
has carried the state with a majority
of two.
The Wade government has lost nine
seats, Including those of the premier
himself and two of his colleagues.
The Labor caucus will at onco elect
a speaker and a chairman of ■ committee. Both officers will have to
vote in case of the inevitable tie. ,
Mr. MacGowan, who will be. premier, was originally a' boilermaker In
the government railway workshop.
The* Liberals, still- have control of
the legislative council, so that the
Labor party cannot rush through Socialist- measures unless they appoint
new members 'to the council from
their own party.
The Labor party now has power in
the federal1 government and in the
states of New South Wales and South
Australia. It is almost as strong as
the Liberals in some other states.
The * Liberals throughout Australia
are forming electoral organizations
to cope with the Labor "machine."
BENNETT  AS  AN   EDUCATOR.
. There are more kinds of education
than one. There's one kind of education that produces efficient workers.
There's another kind which shows
those workers how they can retain
and enjoy all they produce.    *■
Bennett used to be engaged in imparting the first kind of knowledge,
just now-he is rather busy in imparting the second. "
Bennett Is pretty widely known in
these. mountains as a proficient educator and adviser on the first kind
of education, and it is more than
probable that on Saturday the majority of the electors of Fernie riding
Tviil-decide_he-is~even—better-at—the
kind which teaches them how to stick
to the product of* their labor, and
keep him on the job by sending him
to Victoria.
One thing's a dead cinch—Bennett
is too well'educated for Ross anyway,
this is proved by the fact that Ross
has funked meeting Bennett in public.
Nuff sed! y
i
THE     HAYING    SEASON    IS     HERE
Om- stock of haying tools is complete.   Forks, Hnnd Rakes,
■    Scythes and Snaths, Grind Stones' Who t Sl'onos, Wrenches,
JIiK-hino-Oil and Oilors, Deering Mowers unit Horse Rnkes,
Hull or phono orders i-ccoive ciii'oful attention,
I
J. M. AG NEW & Co.
ELKO,   B. C.
®
8
You are now going through this world for the last tlmo:
Why Not
llvo on tho best and nothing but tho bost, and go to
The 41  Market Co.
for your requirements In Meats, Frosh Killed and Govornment In-
snooted; Fish, Iluttor, Eggs, llnm. Bncon, Elc.
8. Graham, Local Manager
Electric Lighted
t9»m*mmmtm<m
Steam Heated
CENTRALLY LOCATED
The Waldorf Hotel
FERNIE,  B.C.
First Class Accommodation for Travellers
MRS. 8. JENNIN08, PROPRIETRESS
Hot and Cold Water L. A. Mills, Manager      ft
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vut0^aitr^mil,mit0^mlM.^llgl,^mm^i^m*r*mmr*mm. *—. ■««*• —&■ *«m, ■*—. ,»w_r *u_r >««_.   .*__» -W»- >»«.   -*■»  <*_•> <_____, ^.
Tlid.nno Tnylor who \t\ _i«***t...li*t.r' Itn-w in .nun.
sl.-M.inR nround (lie dintrict -just now, when lb<-
Hoomliftis wnntod the election deposit ftbolisbod
retorted:   "hint-rad of $100 it. miR.it to bn ^00."
It 'r n snfo oineli tlmt Ho«h' Hiippnrt ere will \w
out with Koine dirty roorback on the very ovo of
iib'i'tion. Wo know thoir Hcurvcy breed. Tlio So-
cinlis'fq hnve n line on thnn this tim/-*.
TCotw dcnif-R the PXiRtrncc of tho Clns*» Struggle.
So did Jtidiis Tmcariol, Nero, Orehnrd, JuiIro Roll,
Mft-'hiavilli. .Tudfre Jeffries, nnd Hilly Bowser.
Hoss admits that ho knowR nothing nbout So*
cinlisiii. Is tliere Anything useful ho doe« un.kr-
Mftnd outside of corporation interestst
IF   YOU   WANT
a Shave, a Game of Pool or Billiards
or a Cup of Coffee
Drop in at Ingram's
Full Stock of Smokers' Goods Always on Hand
VICTORIA AVENUE
FERNIE, B. C.
Saturday
Specials
\
Men's Box Calf Boots, special value
at $3.75; for Saturday only, pair $2.95
Ladies' Vici Kid and Patent Leather
Boots; special value at $3.50; forvSat-
urday only, per pair. , .$2.75
Ladies' Seamless Black Cashmere
Hose; special value at 25c per pair;
Saturday only, 5 pairs for $1.00
Ladies' Natural Color Winter Underwear; special value at 50c; Saturday
only, per garment  40c,
Fine French Cretons, fast colors; special value at 25c yard; Saturday only,
per yard   '....15c
Men's Tweed Farits, good patterns;
special value at $2.00; Saturday only,
per pair ' $1,60-
Men's Heavy Navy Blue Serge Shirts;
special value at $1.25; Saturday only,
each 95c
Men's Overcoats just to hand. Special
display for Saturday. Come in and
look them over.
J
Tfifes-Wood Co:
y
Limited
CENTRAL
HOTEL
The Two
"Billies"
Now Under New Managemont
Catering to the Workfhgman's Trade
Large Airy Rooms and Good Table
-'     BILLY ROSS BILLY MACKAY
UDOflUPlM. t^te^^x^f<t»<SetSS>t&<SSa^e(aa^aaSSr*«s*e
"IF A MAN BUILD A BETTER
MOUSE-TRAP, OR PREACH A
BETTER SERMON THAN HIS
NEIGHBOR,, EVEN THOUGH HE
BUILD HI8HOU8E IN THE WOODS,
THE WORLD WILL FIND HIM OUT
AND WEAR A BEATEN PATH TO
HIS DOOR,"—Emerson.
DISCRIMINATING BUYERS FIND US
AND THE PATHS ARE WELL BEATEN AND EA8Y TO THE STORE OF
J. D. QUAIL
Hardware       FERNIE, B. C.       Furniture
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Mcintosh, McDonald
& Snow
Contractors
& Builders
Open for «U kind* of hu*Jn-f--*(t
in thoir Iln**
Addroti Boh 07        Fernio
Jr I\ JL* jf\. \*mj t2t
Barber Shop
Across from Fcrnlc Livery
rirat data work guaranteed.
Drop In and convince y-ounelf.
Razor Honing • Specialty.
O.   RADLANO,   Ppopr.ator, v-t^r*-*/! i, *-,--. -- —*	
THE DISTRICT LEDGEE, FERNIE B. C, OCTOBER, 19, 1910.
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COAL CREEK  BY 174
♦
Question in, simple arithmetic: If
two Socialists can occupy the floor
of the House at Victoria half-'the time
of the session what will three ' do?
Vote for Bennett and see the solution: . ,
A vote for Bennett is a blow for
liberty! Make the 22nd, of October
famous as another blow at capitalism's
fortress. •    •
A vote for Ross signifies another
rivet in the fetters that hold the working class chained to wage slavery.
Those who have not had the Chance
■ to hear, Hawthornthwaite up here
should mako an extraordinary effort
to be at the meeting on Friday night
as he can surely hand out the goods
In great style.
Ross was a visitor in our midst this
week, but he only mado two or three
social calls on a select few.
Mr. and Mrs. David Martin returned from a few days' visit to Spokane and report haying enjoyed them-
seh-ves.    ,   * .
Charles M. O'Brien delivered * a
masterly address In the Club hall last
Monday night on the issues of the
political campaign now on ln this constituency. , . '
R. P. Pettipiece, Canada's fraternal
delegate to,the A. P; of L., from Vancouver, B. C, was also a speaker.
Comrade J. D. Harrington occupied
the chair, and in his opening remarks
informed' the crowd.of listeners that
, this meeting was held for the purpose
of furthering the interests of the
working class by sending their repre-
- sentative, J. W. Bennett, to Victoria
to help the other-two representatives
' of the workers. He spoke about the
way that the tories'had tried to keep
the coming of this bye-election as
mum as a clam, but without avail as
the Socialists somehow or other got
wise to the fact that it was coming
off in the near future. This puzzles
some of the Conservatives as to how
these inner circle secret's leak out.
O'Brien was introduced and kept the
ball rolling at a lively gait Jelling
about the petty tricks of the capitalistic fogeys in the House of Edmonton. He told about the way he
was treated when he tried, to make
an amendment to a motion of condolence to the king by-adding to it
■" l_rt_r_,_ _ _r> -i- \\ r\r*r\ -mYi nn n l\«__n fi -iit-i nn /\«n_.h Q j1.
 cuov^-ivj-Liiwofc— n iiuoc-ui tiiU v» iuiici _3-=iia,*_t
,been lost in the Whitehaven colliery
disaster, and' that the same contempt
Is shown In Edmonton for the working
class- that is shown at Victoria and
at every other parliament throughout
the whole world. In finishing his remarks he said that if the workers
wished to show their determination
to throw off the yoke* they had an
opportunity on Saturday next,,the 22d,
by casting a vote for Bennett.
R. P. Pettipiece then addressed the
meeting giving an outline of the development in this province during the
past 21 years. He told about the
early struggle of the coal miners pn
Vancouver Island when Dunsmuir
owned the mines, and was also tho
M. P. of that constituency, but whon
tho miners iiBkcd for olght hours a
day nnd bettor conditions lie threatened to closo down tho mines rathor
tlmn submit, but when the men finally elected Jnniea H. ITawthornthwalto
to tho legislature and Inter sont
Parker Williams to join him McBride
wns compelled to acknowledge that
thoso two mon took up,,ono-hnlf tlio
tlmo of tho houso, thoroforo that, If
tho workers of this riding would do
thoir duty on Saturday Bonnott would
mako a trio thnt will keop tho Houbo
busy throe-fourths of the tlmo nttond-
Ing to labor's, domands.
This makes a total of cash received
$875.25, not $825.25 as previously published.
The sanitation committee wishes to
make an apology to, Mr. Edwards,
power house engineer, for including
his name in the list of those who refused to sign the petition. Mr. Edwards willingly signed it and they
hope he will pardon them? for this
error.
John Feranic, a Slavonian miner,
met with an accident of a serious nature in No. 8 mine, on. the . 13th of
this month. John will be laid up for
some seven or eight'months. The
latest report Is that he is progressing
favorably.
Michel local union has nominated
the following men for International
officers: For president, John P.
White, Oskaloosa, la.; for vice-president, Frank J. Hayes, Springfield, 111.;
and for ■ Secretary-treasurer, William
Green, Coshocton, 0. All three men
havo had a vast experience in the organization and all hold responsible
positions at the present time. John
P. White being president of the Iowa
district. Frank J, Hayes, who Is at
the present time vice-president of the
international and William Green is
president of the Ohio district. These
ment put up a grand fight at the recent special convention in Indianapolis
for the striking miners in the Illinois
and Irwin dlstlrcts, thereby throwing
down* the compromise, which it would
appear' to those who attended the
convention they * were almost forced
to accept, and which was so objectionable to the men.
William Smith, better known as
"Stemmie," was going home last Tuesday night with his friend James
Grundy at a rather late hour. When
about opposite house 74, three men
jumped onto them, one hitting Smith
over the head with a bottle three or
four times. The injured man' was
taken to his home and a doctor was
sent for. The cause of attack is not
known, the three desperados getting
clear. From latest reports Smith is
getting along as good as can be expected, but still in a,dangerous condition. Grundy came out of the fray
more fortunate than his friend and is
no worse for the tussle.
of the order. Joe responded with a
short but witty speech and was highly
applauded. .. The rest of the evening
was passed in harmony, 24 artists
taking part. At the.- close a hearty
vote of thanks was passed to the
ladles who prepared the luncheon for
so large a crowd, and also to the
waiters who had no easy task.
At F. 0. E. hall on Saturday last
a social was held to commemorate the
opening of the same. Jack Johnson
presided and with a well delivered
speech he declared the hall open for
the use of the Fraternal- Order of
Eagles. A very large program had to
be gotten through so he put, a limit
on the speech making.
The town council meeting was
held on Monday evening with Mayor
Alex Cameron in the chair and seated around him were, Aldermen Shone,
Clark, James, Holmes, McDonald. The
only absentee was Alex Morrison.
HAWTHORTHWAITE AT MICHEL.
(Continued from Page One.)
COLEMAN   BY 22.
MICHEL.
Tho socrotnry of Mlchol locnl union
wishes to apologize lo tlio Elk Vnlloy
Browing company for not acknowledging thoir kind donntlon towards
tho sports, in tho last Issuo of Tlio
Lodger, nnd now acknowledges rocolpt
of tliolr choquo for $!i0 with thanks,
Reports from several -committees
were read 'and discussed. It was decided that a bridge be built across
Second street, and also,one at the
extreme west end of the municipality,
popularly knowns' as Slav-town, and
that the footwalk between Fourth
adii Fifth streets bo attended to.' It
was decided to ascertain the cost of
fixing roads on Third and Fourth
streets, also a road leading to the
hill nnd then determine what to do
about it. The report from the fire
committee was referred back. A delegation from the Temperance Reform
loaguo waited upon tho council and
asked, that they use their best endeavors to prevent a wholesale liquor
llconso bolng granted in Coleman,
Aftor somo discussion nnd arguments
the council informed tho gentlemen
that thoy would give tho matter their
earnest consideration arid do whatever thoy folt would bost subserve
the Intorosts of the community. Mr.
Ross, who audited the books of tho
Inst village council, gnvo n very snt-
Isfnctory report, stating that there
wns abnloinco of* $1,54-1 which could
bo usod for Improvements, After
uomo observations by various mombors regnrding tho electric lighting
that wns neoded ln cortaln locnlltlen,
Instructions woro Issued to havo somo
lights InHtnlled on tlio hill nnd In
West Colonian. Tho council thon ad-
journod to moot again tho first
Tuosday of Novombor.
Tho most Important Itom waB tho
presentation mndo by A. W, Morrison,
P. W. P., on bohnlf of tho brothors
to Brother J. Merino for tho ablo wny
ho carried out tlio building of tho
hall. With a fow eoiiipllinontiiry ro-
mnrkfl hn mndo tho prosonlntlon of a
gold watch, beautifully c-ngrtn'od. nnd
a chnln, nlso n fob bonrlng tlio crost
THE  TEPEE
A   High   Class   Boarding   House
FIFTY ROOMS-COMFORTABLE,
CLEAN AND CHEAP
Electrically Lighted and Steam
Heated Throughout
R. FAIRCLOUGH, _»*______
COAL CREEK, B. C.
class. But are. they not compelled
to sell their labor-power to them In
order that they may,live? ■ You know
that this is true. You cannot get
away from this position. That Is the
only' means by which you can live.
Your labor-power is practically the
only thing you have to sell in order
that you may live; your labor-power,
that physical or mental force of
which you are possessed, you are
forced to sell it. *
Now, do you own what you produce? Not at all. * The master class
being in legal possession of the
means of wealth'production,, and controlling all the powers of government,
take also legal possession—that is, by
force—of all the products of. labor.
You see the position then? You are
compelled to work for some member
or section of the master class, and
when you have worked you are, robbed 'of the product of your toll.
And this is where the class struggle
comes in.' *
The working class on the one
hand has determined that this robbery and enslavement shall end; that
they will use their powers and numbers to gain-posesston of the powers
of government and expropriate' the
class which has expropriated and is
expropriating , them.
"Yes," says the capitalist representative, "but* you -are paid for
ysul^worlrby^iie caplfarist~clals?'"
This is re-echoed by the labor skate,
such men as Smith, Burns and others.
"Of course you'are paid for' your
work. ■ "Your interests are identical
with those of the capltalst class"!
"Yes," answers the poor deluded
worker. "Of course I am." "I am
not kicking about that. What'I want
Is a'steady job.' ' '
The    Wage Trick.
Now let me explain to - you the
wage trick. The capitalist, you say,
pays you your wages. Thnt. is not
true. It Is a mean untruth. Tbe
first thing you have to do when you,
go to work Is to produce the value of
your wages, Is It not? Why nre you
employed? Is It not to mnko profit
for tho master class?' You aro not
omployed for religious motives, patriotic motives, for tho good of tho
country, or for* any othor reason.
You aro simply employed so that
profit can ■ bo mndo out of your
labor. But could profit bo mndo out
of your labor If you did not produce
moro product than would pay for your
wages? Lot us suppose that two men
aro omployed to dig coal, and that It
took them throo weeks to got out
Bny n, ton. Would It. pay? No. Why?
Because thoir wages would amount to
moro thnn tho vnluo of tho conl, Supposing thoy produced lt In ono week,
In threo days, ln ono day, do you
think It would bo Bntlsfnctory? No,
'i hoy would lmvo to pvoduco tho ton
of conl In considerably less than ono
day bo that thoro would ho a differ-
onco ln tlio prlco of tliolr labor-power
(tho vnluo of lliolr wngos) and tlio
vnluo of tho product.
Tho first thing you lmvo to do,
then, In mill, mlno or factory, Is, to
pvoduco In quick tlmo—tho qulckor
tho bottor—enough coal or othor
commodity to pny your wngt'H. Do
you then go homo? Not at nil. You
hnvo to continue to work for mnny
hours nftor Ihnt—producing whnt Ih
known ns surphiB vnluo for yonr
initstor,
ll. Iiiih been Htm oil by cnpltnliHt
tititliorltlcH thnt lho nvorngo wngo-
■■nnicT, mnn, woman nnd child, on this
continent, produced u vnluo of $1-1.00
per dny, nnd Unit thoy rocolvo in ro-
turn, In tlm form nf wiikch, iiii nviir-
ng" of Iohh Hum $1.50 por dny. Vor
tlw tut Ico of nt-gumr-iit, let un mippnut.
tlint ynu mlnr-i'H onch prnduoo $12,00
of vnluo por dny of eight liouif*, thnl
Is nt tlio rnto of $1,50 por hour. Tlmn,
nilinllllng tlin truth of UiIh Htntomcnt
--which Ih not oiii'h—In two Iioiiih you
Inn'.-  produced    lho    viilnn  of yonr
nvorngo    wiiigo, supposing   It to ho
* ■.., i\ i        . -. , ,
y.r.^J     ,1... V...JI ■ *.__      ,. __>*4     _>.W£/ IIUIA'
liur thnn? Wi ynu put nn your ronl
nnd go homo? Not nt nil. You aro
compelled to contlnuo to work somo
six Injurs longer, ihixo you b.-uti
pnld for thoso extra hours? Not on
your life!   You   hnvo not been   paid
•ulitt      Wnl'lfl*',,   l_tV      Hit   *ll.      *V.filll  IH
ihls thon but robbery—tho obtaining
ot something for nothing? It Is n
menn, sneaking robbery, tho moro
contemptible becauso It Ih cancwtlod
bohlnd thin wngo trick. Now romombor tills, though you aro not
lltkcly to foi'Ktit ll, _.«a\ui: it i» this
thnt makea men revolutionary ho-,
f-lnllfif... Aftor you have worked for
n couplo ot hours nt Dw mines you
havo produced enough vnluo to pny
yonr wago*. end for the remaining «ix
bourn, or eight, an the ouno may tic,
you are not paid. You are not working for your-Jd-lve* or for your wives
•aid cUU-lt-vu. You. *xtxi wotViuK lor n
worthlem, an Idle, a pAraaltfc claas, a
cUm which today perform* no useful
function whatever In the production'of
wealth. This may not have been
always so. I admit that it has not
always been so. There was a time
when the capitalist filled a more or
less useful -function in production.
That was possibly 100 years ago, during the manufacturing stage of industry. Then the capitalist or owner
worked himself in tho shop superintending the'work, or looked after the
sale and distribution of the commodities. He filled a * useful function as
a worker, but not as a capitalist. Today this is mot the case.
No Need for Capitalist.
The capitalist class of today fill no
useful function whatever. This is the
day of the stock company, the corporation and trusts aud modern production. . The capitalists of today, who
are deriving wealth from your sweat
and toil for which they have not
paid you, are not even living in this
district. They aro "living in other
countries, living in luxury and Iu
wealth. Many of them even do not
know where this town of Michel is
siituated, and know little or nothing
about the province in which you are
working. Some one will say, however, "How about capital?" "The
capitalists supply us with capital,
which is esential at present in the
production of commodities." Now let
me briefly explain. The difference
between the value that pays your
wages, and the total value of your
product, is called surplus value. Out
of 'it comes all the wealth of the
world, profit, rent,' interest, machinery, the reproduction and repairing of
machinery, fixed and variable capital,
in fact all that great and wonderful
stream of wealth that is today In the
hands of the master class. As you
work from day to day you produce
your own.wages and reproduce capital, that instrument.of your own exploitation and of your own torture.
That wealth to which I have alluded,
and which makes your, mouths
water' to read of, is almost .incomprehensible in its magnificence. The
luxuries of the wealthy, their palaces,
their beautiful clothing, their diamond
rings and other precious gems, their
rare- wines, their automobiles, their
magnificent surroundings, all their
wealth and luxuriesof which you have
been robbed, in which ■ you do not
participate; every portion of it
comes out of surplus value, that portion of the value which. you . have
"created- and- for-which->rou~hav"e—not"
been paid. (Great ;.-applause , and
hear, hear!).
.Corporations Satisfied.
Now the capitalist class are absolutely satisfied with these conditions. (Laughter). So would you be
if you were in their places. (A voice:
"You bet."). No man today can
honestly say that.., lie likes wage
labor, A time was wlien working
men were foolish.:* enough to boast
about being big workers. That time
has gone ,by. No man* today can conscientiously say that ;he likes hard
work or wago labor. He may like to
wor)c -for himself, in.1:his homo or
garden, or for himself In any way;
but thore is not a man here tonight
(I make this statement challenging
contradiction) who would go down
the mine and'work for wages if ho
could obtain ns good n living in any
othor ensior way, and1 without suffering the dangers and difficulties of the
mine. This, then, is tho condition of
society today, Tho cnpltnllst system
of production remains supremo,
though fast' tottorlng lo its downfall. Tho dny of Socialism Is fast np-
preaching, It Is closer thnn most
men realize, At nny time, nt. any dny,
at any hour, tho denthknoll of capitalist production, through tho forces
of ovolutlon ou ono sldo nnd cducnllon
on tho othor, mny bo struck, Hut for
tho prnBont tho cnpltnllBt class and
tliolr honchmon nnd Biipportors nro
quite satisfied with tho present conditions,   Why should thoy not bo?
Itemembor that thoy . remain ln
legal possession of tho moans of lifo
and ninlntnlii lliolr position through
the forces of tho govornmont, nnd tho
powers of tho Htnto,
Ilonco this oloctlon; nonce tho
nomination of this mnn Hoss, on tho
ono Hide to represent cnpltnllst production nnd lho Interests of tho muster (ilnsR, nnd Comrndo Bonnott on
tho othor Hldo, to represent'tho lntor-
'mt of tho working cIuhh alone, '
Make Choice Tomorrow.
If you wnnt to be robbed of ihe
grout or portion of tli**- producl of your
toll, nnd Kiiffer tin- ov I In which you
Kitfi'ei- todny, nml will continui- in
suffer Just no lon,** n*-i capli.'illMii
mien, In Hplto of tiny reform, then for
Iioiivoii'h Hiike vole fur Hilly I.ohs. iiiii]
contlnuo to vote for lilm until ynu
lmvo Iwiil onough nf hlm and IiIh
cIuhh; but If you want to nwu the
inneliltiory of wcidtli prodin-tlnn,
which Iiiih been crcuioil by you mul
your oliiHH, If you wnnt to get r!d ol'
pnln, of misery, of   wnnl, and of tlm
li;,,.,.   ,1,1,. ,    l\...I    ",tfit    I     -r..,:    ....      .      II      .._
lie men—line up wllh your etim«i,
recognize your clans Interests and
vote for Dennett. (On-nt npplmiHo
nnd <rlt:.i of hi-ar, hear! Dci-iiclt!
Hewlett!).
Ross' Legislative Record.
■jmikm' nii-ti .iimi Miii-i'i u.r tiiisH on
the grounds thnt lw supported certain
labor niciisiireH In the Iioubo. Ho did
ho, It Is true. A few years ngo the
government held n wertk position tn
the house, nnd tho soc-IiiHmm rt comparatively xtrorig ono (not through
iitum-iii.\l Mr-iiKili, '"itt owing to the
fnct thnt tho dlvlidon between the
(.Ifhuxut capltull'-t liitcrcatti lud
■r'ri'uii-d oppoHitlon itt the house, the
Liberal HtrciiKth nlrnom equalling that
of tlit* Com-H-nftth'-*'-*!*!. The nodal-
Istft had not the balance ot power
then, but they had a utrong pool tion.
nnd ihe government, to avoid nnneccs-
nary ihiUk(»iiUiii, ina-ln umny i-on-rft.-
•Ion* which they would otherwise nol
how done. Hoc* voted for these
bills, not became he wanted lo rote
for them, but simply because, owiijg
to the force of circumstances, he was
practically compelled to do so.
To prove this assertion let us look
at his record since. You will find
that bill after biy, introduced by the
socialist representatives in the house,
straight labor measures, were turned
down, killed by the vote of Mr. Ross,
and other capitalist representatives.
Take, for instance, the Bight-Hour
Day for Telegraphers and Signal Men,
Introduced • at the request of the
Trades and Labor Council.of Vancouver. Where was Mr. Ross then? He
lined up with Billy Bowser, (the man
who said on the floor of the house
that $30 per month was sufficient to
maintain a working man and his
family), Richard McBride, and the
rest of the capjtalist representatives,
and strangled the measure. The
same with regard to the By-Weekly
Pay,Bill, introduced by Comrade Parker Williams. Ross "voted against
this. It is true that he Introduced a
bill ,of this nature himself. You see
he was ambitious to obtain a position in the cabinet, and knew that
he could not be elected without your
vote. Therefore he devised, a bill
that he thought, would satisfy both
parties. His. bill provided that By-
Weekly pay should only apply to Industries with a pay-roll of more than
$50,000 per month. That, of course,
was all right; it might benefit the
men in the Crow's Nest, but it would
not- benefit the smaller industries.
But' the trouble with this bill that he
had taken from Parker Williams was
that he had carefully omitted to put
In the penalty clause! Mr. Ross
knows enough about legal matters to
understand that without that clause
the bill was "" practically worthless,
but if it had gone through the house
he hoped that it would humbug you
for sufficient time to enable him to
once more obtain your votes.
He also introduced one other great
reform measure which I hope you
have felt the benefit of, the Curfew
Bill! * When it went through I suppose,he thought he had done everything that was really- nocessary in
your interests. , (Loud laughter).  ■
There is one amendment, however,
to which I wish to draw your attention. xIt,is one introduced by myself, to further, amend 'the Workmen's Compensation Act. The original bill was somewhat mutilated by
the introduction of the words "or
serious_ieglcct7u-which-words-are-no*t-
In the English Act. These words,
while they do not destroy the bill,
prevent the application of the English
court decisions in this country, and
consequently makes it possible for
companies to litigate many cases
which they otherwise could- not* do.
It is therefore directly in the interests of the corporations, more especially tho coal companies, that those
words should remain in the Act.
Many ■ attempts have been made by
socialists in the house to get rid of
these words. In 1907 a straight
amendment was Introduced lo have
those words struck out, but it was
defeated, every siiiglo Conservative In
the house—Billy Ross Included—voting against tho amendmont,
To show you how this works out,
let mc rend the following letters, one
■from tho widow of James Roboy, recently killed In tho Coal Creek mines,
to Mr. Roes, otho socrotnry ,of tho
local union, nnd tho other from lho
conl company, in .'reply to Mr. Roes'
letter to thom. (Lottors rend out to
the nudlonco).
Tho compnny, you see, rofuso to
pay compensation' to this poor widow,
who wns sufforlng, ns she has shown
you, grent want, nt tho tlmo, If thnt
nmendment hnd cnrrlod, it would havo
boon Impossible for, the compnny lo
rofuso to pny tho compensation- In
this and hundreds of othor ennos, nnd
Ross wnH responsible for tho defeat
of tlio' nmondment.
1 Alluring But Broken Promises,
Thoro Is ono other monsiiro to
which I wIhIi to draw ntioiitlon. A
few foreigners In this neighborhood
woro, I bollovo, humbugged hint' eloe-
Hon by llo.>s into voting for lilm on
tlio grounds that ho wns going to soo
thnt rnllwny oohhIruction would hdoii
bo oponod up In thlH neighborhood,
nnd tlmt tlio men would rucolvo
good wngoH; Hint these people could
bring tliolr frlendH nud rolntlves from i
tlio mother    country, nnd Hint thoy
would obtain work at good pay. Let
us, however, examine the difference
between his promise and his performance in this respect. Last year
in the house Comrade Williams introduced an amendment to the Railroad
Act, which amendment provided that
the lowest" wage paid for. unskilled
labor for railway construction should
be $2.00 per day. Where was Mr.
Ross on that occasion? He not only
used his vote against the bill, but
used his power as whip of the Conservative party to secure its defeat.
And that is where Billy stands on reform matters.
Will' Deal With Ross at Fernie.
I am -not going into his record at
any length tonight. I am going to
deal with them more fully at Fernie,
on Friday night, more particularly if
he is present. I do not believe, however, that he has the courage to meet
and discuss theso questions with any
socialist who knows his record and
the meaning of capitalist production.
Not  a   Finality.
Now let me not be misunderstood
in mentioning these reforms, more
particularly the. Workmen's Compensation Act. I do -not.'say that Mr.
Bennett, Mr. Williams, or myself
should be elected because we have
Introduced these bills. Such measures, more particularly the latter,
does provide some relief to the workers. It brightens the home of some
poor, widow who has*lost her breadwinner, of some poo? children who
have lost their father; but after all
there is not a single reform measure
that you can name to me that does
not In some way have reactionary
effect. Therefore, whilst the socialist
representatives, at the request of the
workingclass and the trade unions,
are always active in introducing and
securing the passing of such legislation, they do not desire to humbug
or deceive the workers in regard to
them, and have carefully explained-
their full meaning, and effect. This
election has not to be decided on such
Issues. ■  „''
' o '
The Question to  Decide.  .
The question today is, and will be
for all time until decided, whether
you workers shall have the right to
live from day to day, the right tb
work from day to day, and that when
you. havo worked you should have
the full value of your production.
If you do not desire this, then vote
for Ross, i,
If you do desire it; if you wish to
have these rights, then vote for
Comrade Bennett, the man chosen by
your organization to represent you,
and rest, assured thnt he will do all
that Is in,his power to improve your
present conditions and'obtain for you
those rights which you must have in
order that you may live.
The overthrow of capitalist production means the    abolition of    want,
misery, hunger, prostitution, and one-,
half the, evils and crimes that afflict
human society today.
The burden falls upon the workers;
therefore fight, and voto against them.
(Loud and continued applause).
Here the speaker tendered his
thanks for the keen attention nnd
appreciation with which his hearers
had received his address, and called
for three cheers for the Socialist
Party and for Comrade Bennett, the
socialist candidate.' The response
was most rousing and enthusiastic,
and left nothing to be desired in connection with -the support that would
be received by Candidate Bennett
from the residents and voters at
Michel.
Just Received
A full line of
A-
VIOLINS,
ACCORDIONS,
BANJOS,    ,
GUITARS,
_MAN.DOLINS.-
MOUTH ORGANS, ETC.
Strings for all. musical
and  all   necessary  parts
instruments
Marked at prices that will sure sell 'em
A." W. BLEASDELL
V
When you buy, Fruit Land why not buy direct
from thc Owners and save the Keal Estate man's
commission?
We have 8,000 Acres of the Best Fruit Lands
in British Columbia.   Have sold 900
acres in the last 18 months
■i
Why You Should
Buy  From  Us
Wo hnvo  12fi  l(Micros lots for  yon  to  select  from,'  You
••cnn biivo from $15 to $l>r> por ncre  In  clearing  land  If  you
tnko your tlmo to w..ect It as somo lotH   com   n   gront donl
moro to clonr thnn others,
We .employ from  fiO  to  00 mon tho your round    In   our
logging nud Hiiwinlll work, and cloui'lug  lnnd.    If you  waul n
position whon yon cannot, work on your lnnd you cnu hnvo It
with uh nnd oiun m>mo Heady CiihIi.
If Intorotiied apply to
Canyon City Lumber Co., Limited
CRESTON,  B. C.
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PAGE SIX
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. P., OCTOBER ,21, 1910.
BOSS' ROTTEN RECORD
THE   CONSERVATIVE   CANDIDATE
THROWS UP SPONGE, AND ALL
MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED.
NO   HELP  FROM  VICTORIA
say the Wage-Earner, official organ
of Vancouver's Central Labor Union.
As is generally known, members
elected to the British House of Commons receive no remuneration for
their services, and, up to a few years
ago, it was impossible for any but
rich men to be elected, on account of
the expense.
This difficulty, as far as the trade
unions were concerned, was overcome
by a system of taxing the memberishp
for political purposes, the funds thus
raised being used in contesting seats
for LaDor members and maintaining
them  after  their  election.
About a year ago WiJliam  IT.  Os-
"Wiil   the   Honorable   W.   R.   Ross  borne, a member of the the Amalgam-
have the courage to face the Socialist  ated Society of Railway Servants, ap-
sneeting on  Friday evening noxt?"      I plied for an injunction restrainin
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
♦ ♦
■0- TO    THE    ELECTORATE    OF ♦
♦ FERNIE   CONSTITUENCY.    ■«►
Bowser" and   McBride   Convinced   the
Fight  Is  Hopeless and Will  Not "
Share the Responsibility of
the Collapse.
♦ Having been duly nominated ♦
♦ at a convention of the Socialist ♦
♦ Party as the candidate to con- ♦
<&■ test the bye-election, I present ♦
♦ myself ancl platform to you. ♦
<► The only, plank in the platform -0-
<► is, if elected, the rule and guide ♦
♦ shall be that if the legislation ♦
-*► advanced be for the benefit of ♦
♦ the working class I support it, ♦
<**. but if not, I oppose it. O
<&- J. W. BENNETT, ♦
<> ♦
••»♦♦♦♦•♦♦<>♦■<►'♦••■••►
This is one of the burning questions
of the hour. ,
If not, will he have the spunk to call
a public meeting of his own and explain to the workers of this district
why he voted against:
1. The amendment to the Workers'
Compensation Act in 1907, striking out
tbe words "or serious neglect."
2. The minimum wage clause of
$2.50 for the lowest form of unskilled
labor on railroad construction.
3. The Eight-Hour bill for telegraphers and signalmen.
4. An Act to Regulate Employment
in  Dangerous  Industries.
5. An amendment to the ' Coal
Mines Regulation Act which provided
that "Notwithstanding anything contained in any act to the contrary an
inquest shall be held by the coroner
on the bodies of all persons whose
death  may  have  been  caused  by  an
xplosion or any accident in any mine."
And why he used his power as-Conservative  whip  to   defeat • these   and
other Labor bills?
THE  "OSBORNE   DECISION."
Attempt Made to Cut off Meal Ticket
■   * of Labor Members in Great
Britain.
At just such' a time as this, when
the workers in this portion of
capital's domain have an opportunity
of resenting the attitude* of the employing class toward wage-workers
wherever found, it might .be well to
know something' more of tho handicap
aimed at Labor by the ruling class
of Great Britain.
At the convention of the British
Labor' Congress held at ' Sheffield,
Eng.*; during the month, the'principal
subject of discussion was what is
known    as   the    "Osborne decision,"
his
union from assessing him one shilling
a year for the war chest of the Labor
party, contending that he was not in
the sympathy with the Labor party
and thnt, therefore, it was unjust to
compel him to support it financially.
Of course, with all of the masters
bark of him, the injunction was granted  to  Osborne.
The union appealed tho case from
court lo court, finally carrying it to
tin? house of lords. Needless to say
the lords uphold Uie injunction.
Certain Tory interests, of whom Osborne had been but a tool, immediately followed up Iheir advantage in an
effort to cripple the Labor party, getting member's of other unions- to apply
for injunctions restraining them from
assessing their members. In each
and every case the courts granted
the desired injunctions,.
This action of'the British courts
means practically tho deatli <of .the
trade union representation, for without' the funds heretofore gathered .by
levy, the sitting members will be unable to exlst,°-and that is exactly what
the Tory party desires to bring about.
Thc moving spirits in the British
labor movement are naturally quite
worked up over the existing stale of
affairs, but after all, is not the decision of the courts in line with the
objection and refusal of the American
colonists to be taxed without representation, resulting as it did in their
throwing off the yoke of Great
Britain entirely?    ,
To increase the dues of a trade
unionist, who joins the organization
for trade, purposes, to support members of parliament of an opposite
political faith, could not be less irksome to Tory trade unionists than the
British tax on tea In Boston harbor
was to the Americans, and the remarkable point about the whole proceeding is that it was npt upset long
ago. The gains of labor in the Parliaments of, the world have greatly
intensified the feeling between the political parties representing labor and
those representing capital, and in
every organization where workers are
banded together for trade purposes,
the introduction of political questions
and tho levying of assessments for
political purposes will drive the older
mon to tho old parties and the young
men to those of more recent origin.
It is well, that it should be so. Our
British brethren have made a serious
mistake b„v confusing political affairs
wiih those of thoir trade unions, and,
if they escape without wrecking both
political and trade organizations they
will be extremely fortunate.
The place for those who are interested in improving the conditions under whicli they sell their labor power
is in the union that covers their craft
and to make the unions successful,
political or- religious lines must not
be drawn on the applicants: To do
so is to drive away desirable members, and to do so after the-applicants
are admitted is, in effect, taking support and money under false pretences.
The workers can well take a lesson
from the employers of labor. They
belong to their associations for trade
purposes and to their political parties
for political purposes, never confusing one with the other, or allowing
anything to interfere with their determination to rob the workers.
Our aim and object is to wrest
from them tho power by which we
are held in subjection. The methods
used by them have been more successful than ours—let us adopt them.
"Why Should I Vote
For W.-It Ross?"
That's it exactly, "Why SHOULD I vote for W. R. Ross?"
If there is a wage-worker in Fernie riding who can give
any reason why he should commit, any such folly let him
answer. o       * '     *
If the Free Press were to- have put it; "Why am I- going
to vote for J. W. Bennett," its own answers could be pava-
phrazed in these words: „
BECAUSE W. R. Ross has proven himself to be a man
of ability and industry in advancing the interests of the
corporations.     - ' ■
BECAUSE in sending Mr. Bennett to Victoria-to join the
two working class representatives already there I affirm
my belief that Fernie riding workers are .entitled to more
than "the leader of His Majesty's loyal opposition."
BECAUSE W. R. Ross has consistently advocated the concern of business interests only during his legislative career.
BECAUSE a vote for J. W. Bennett in the present contest
would mean effective representation for the workers' at
Victoria for the remainder of the present parliamentary term.
BECAUSE Premier-McBride considers Mr. Ross not only
a private member of sufficient ability to serve on* corporate
pay-rolls, but a fitting advisor in tho chief council of the
province whose duty it is to smother legislation tending to
assist' the workers in their struggle against the employing
class.       ■ -•
BECAUSE Premier McBride has already thirty-seven supporters to pit against J. W. Hawthornthwaite and Parker
William when working class legislation is introduced.
DR. WRIGLESWORTH,  D.  D. S.
DENTIST.
Office: Johnson-Faulkner Block.
Hours 9-12; 1-6; - Phono 72
■ernie
B. C.
DR. J. BARBER, DENTIST
Office Henderson Block, Fernie B.C.
Hours 9 to 1; 2 to 5; 6 to 8.
Residence 21 Viotoria Ave.  .
W.R.Ross K.C. W. S.-Lane
ROSS &  LANE ,'
Barristers and Solicitors        "•*•
Fernie, B. C.
Canada.
L. P. Eckstein
D. E. McTaggart
LABOR   CONGRESS
IN  ANGRY MOOD
Buy a -. Standard Sewing Machine
and save money. They are in a class
by themselves, at' ' the Trites-Wood
Company, Limited.
SHEFFIELD, Eng., Oct. 15—Notlv
ing less than the complete return of
the tax levying privileges enjoyed "bo-
for the adverse deeieion in the ease
of William H. Osborne will satisfy
liiiiglish trade unions, .declared- J.
Haslam at tlie labor congress which
opened here today.
"No compromise will be acceptable,"
Haslam continued. "The'proposal to
pay members of parliament a salary-
is all right so far as it goes, but we
still demand the right to levy assessments to defray the political expenses
of our representatives in parliament,
which right was taken from us by
the Osborne decision."
The attendance at the opening of
the congress today is the largest in
the history of the English labor movement, because the labor movement
faces a more serious and threatening situation than ever before.
Lord Mayor Roasted.
A scene of wild excitement ensued
when a delegate, whose name has not
been learned, rose and objected to
permitting Lord .Mayor Earl Fitz-
william malting an address of welcome.,   The  angry delegate" branded
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tho lord mayor as an enemy of organized labor.
The English labor movement is
shaken from ond to end by the problem of ■ meeting its parliamentary
obligations, if the Osborne decision is
permitted to stand.
No -other problem bulks half as
large before the labor movement today
as this of paying the election expenses of labor representatives in
parliament, and also paying them a
salary while there. If the Osborne
decision is not shattered the- labor
party faces a most serious obstacle,
one which it will be exceedingly difficult to surmount, and which under
any circumstances.will seriously hamper the party's work.
With th'e growth of the labor party
and the rapid* extension of. Radical
and Socialist sympathies among the
rank and file of the-trade unions, the
capitalists have become alarmed.
Osborne Case.
About a year ago, William H. Osborne, a member of the Amalgamated
Society of Railway Servants, applied
for an injunction restraining his'union'
from assessing him one' shilling a
year for tho war chest of the labor
party, contending that he was not in
sympathy with the labor party, and
that, therefore, it was unjust to compel him to support it financially.
Of course,0with. all of the masters
back of him, the injunction was granted  to  Osborne.
The union appealed the case from
court to court, finally carrying it to
the House of Lords. Needless to say,
the lords upheld the injunction.  ■
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DtirinR the last twenty years the p-reai Railway systems For a quarter of a century, lending architects ancl cngi-
of th;.-? continent have bought over 75 million square 'feet of iieers have specified Neponset Waterproof Huilding Paper.   It
Neponset Roofings in addition K> other I'-iid Neponset Products. • js the recognized standard for high-grade work.    Over 75%
In tin- Mm*.- |)(-iii.(i in Cm.idii ami tlw,iJiiiud ^'..iii:. tin-fn-|i.uiiii'.-iita 0r ,|1C1 refr.f _mlor curs built in this country arc insulated
nf the; flnvpiiniu'iil, MiimifiiuliiiiTS, Filmier!: im.l I'.-iilirvmcn ha»c hm-iI Mniim,..,.*   t„_»,..-.■.„«  Prmcr
mnny million s<|iiarc feot of llinl Ncponsot I.--__i_ck with Neponset Insulating 1 apu.
Two Hundred Million (200,000,000) Squnro Feet of Bird Neponset Producto Sold in 1909
Wc arc thi' nriRliminri of tlio Heady Rnofiiif; idea find arc tlie only intiiui-
lucliiri'ii wim iii.il**.' tlio t-nlii.- product from tlio fell to the llslures,
Hird 'Neponset Products nre mini-"* from the hifiliest grndc materials
hy expert!* loni. linliii'il to I heir tusk nnd tested mwl re tested nt evory
.■tnjjr; in the nmiiufiictiiriiig process.   Tlmt. Is why they yield most purvice
Hird Nepmiiet Prodm-l*" will do (or ymi what thev have done so
ImiR for thims.ituls of - ilurs, 	
Wliiilevet rluss of 'nilldinjis vmi nre inteic.,ti-il in, whether It bv dwell-
in-,', factory, train-shed, -.irnii elovator, l-nin or p.mltiy (-.iietl, there N n IHnI
Nqiniisi'l f'rodiR'l  von *-ln*iil<l know about.   'I Iim- mc special  Nrpniiwl;
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Certain Tory interests, * of whom
Osborne had been but a tool, immediately followed up their advantage
in an effort to cripple the labor party,
getting members of other unions to
apply "for injunctions restraining them
from assessing their members.' In
each and every case the courts granted the desired injunction.
To Fight Injunctions.
These injunctions, if obeyed by the
unions, mean deatli for the labor
party, if they cannot be defeated
otherwise than by refusal to obey
thom. * The Trade , Union Congress
now in session will try to find ways
and means of defeating this shower
of Injunctions,
The ronson that this series of injunctions Is such a hard blow to the
labor party is that It costs about
$5,000 to elect a man to parliament
and he must he supported while serving his term.'
It'has been said that, tho govern-
mont Is propnred lo compromise, tho
mattor and allow n mombor of parliament' $1,000 a yoar. Tho laborites
agroo thai such paymont Is desirable,
hut (hoy Insist that tho right of the
union*"* to assess their members shall
bo (legalized!
To Defy Courts.
Rocontly a conforonco of laboritos,
officials of tho Trado Union Congress
and of the Indr-poiidont Labor party
was Hold In London for tlin purposo
of making plnns for dofonslvo and
offensive action In behalf of labor's
Interests, nl. which resolutions wero
ndopied which aro understood by trado
union offlclnls lo embody opon do-
flnnco of tlio •llrltlsh courts.
A fight to donlh appears unavoidable, Un tho ono side will stand
tho Bovornmont nnd c*npltnl!nts and on
the other union Lnbor. Tho slluntlon
Is so Horlous llinl nil of tlio English
papers aro (pilotly dodging all rofor-
(■ner* lo It, ns thoy would avoid rn-
ffirrlng to thu govornmniit'i. plmis for
resisting n forolgn Invasion.
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nnd --Idei nf i-Hdi-Mirr*"*, eliili-hou'wi, and nil nthcr hulldlnps requlritiR aninllc ronCim? nnd BidinR,
slate,   SuKKi'Mimib furiiisli.-d (nr niaWini; iniildiiii*-* un-rc iiltracuve vmli rruMatc.
NEPntinCT Pror-lntr Uor-finj*?.   1'-*-r r-.-*f
Uloli limwn in enlnr,    I.nuks like •.hiiif-lis, vi-ars like
NEPONSET Paroid Roofin-**;:   lrm mi'l** and sides ... furni, indiisninl and rnllrtmd hulldliiRs.   Slate in color,   Has proved its worth hy
years ol itw.', in all (-lunate-*.. • I.ii(I<.im_.| liy ilie National lluuiil ol l-'iie Undrr.wilers for lis- lire-rt-sisluiu i-imIiucs.
l-'or poultry bnildiiiKs, l,vo„der Ikhim-h, sIimIi mid irmponiry buildings*, Neponiet Red Rope Rooflnu i*-, iwieipialled,    Il has been tlw standurd low
co-,1 riiiiliui: fnr '-Hi Wilis, l.tsis ilm-e timi--. w, Inn*,; us Kirrfd felts,
(NEPONSET Waterproof Building Paper: I'oi nw in ir-,idcnres under clapboard** and shiii«ks, in irie
wnlls or u'ndi-r ..late, mctiil. tile and rimilnr mofs Saves mio .third the fuel hills every winter and prevent* damp
wall*, and dr,iiif.;liK
NEPONSET Florian Sound-DendeninB Felt I lW w,o in r^ldeiuvn, under llimrfl, belweeu partitions
and under un-t.il roofs. Haseel on the deud-iiir-cJl! principle, ii Is the nioM effective inufller of sound unci entirely
sanitary.    It is vermin proof.
NEPONSET Wnterdyke Felt: l-'nr wnicrpnmfinif Inundations, bridfies, tuiiiirlu, vie. Specified by all
the fuieuiost aiclulitis and i ugiiiiM-iii.
ARCHITrCTS. r.NGlNr.r.RS AND OWNFRS at* InvltMl tn rrn-     OUR liyil.DINQ COOMB!.;^J*"T,. "? .T,i[m_'"A?J '*!' h.n
mu wiili mir l-m-uiiifitiu li.nutun-ill uimil uliy  w* iililuuliM i»i j! of aliii.Iie tl.ul I", miil'l-i'i:   "I   r'l'iiriin;     '11/   "•*   "'»
JM   11_ y 1. iy lu v "in «l, " Vrit"1 ,1" aid  nr will H'p-3 |Uni<ut_( nml *t -will tU-lly eivr y(„, rM-*rl «<lvKt«n «ny
line of our rxiH-lt. 10 iln- „n,ct. i'^'«. <» w*ii«r|iru.iUn_i mifMion.
Bird Nuponirt cle»ler» everywhere.   II you do nol Unow the one In your loctlity, aik ui.
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EtUbliihed 1795-Originntori of Completo R«»dy Roofinf tBiI W-ilerproof Hulldinj Puperi
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Tho liiloniiilloiiiil oi'Rani/.atloti oxoi*-
cIhoh IIh niithorlly ovor llio dlnlrlr-in,
Kiibillsli'lelH and local iidIoiih mid UiIh
aiilhoilty Is dtdi-'Kiiled to the Interim-
ilonnl union, not hy tlio dlHlrlnt, or lho
HiilwllHtrlct, but by Dw roproHonlnllvoH
dlrcft from tho local union, Thn an-
Ihorlly of lho Inloriialloiiiil union Ih
derived direct from tho monibor«hlp
nnd I lio niillinrlty Ih dnloKnlnd lo tho
liiK-riintloiiiil 01'Kiuili.iilloii   to   dlvldo
Dw   . .ll.llu.-, Illilliilf. lOllillllitiiiJi .', ill" )},(!
county Inlo dlutilclB nnd Hiih-illntrlcln,
Tlio obloet of (he Intorniitlonnl union
Ih lo brhiK Inlo cloHor rohitlonHhlp llio
onl lio niPinborHhlp of tlio conntry nnd
throui'h IN nfflr-cru to bo nblo M
adilni' aud I'lVOinmc-iKl <o llio nu.-m-
hoiHhlp whnt Ih to thoir host Intorontn
and to formulate mich plaiiH an nop.
eHHiiry to cnriy Into oxoctitlon nny
pollclos Ihnt mi International convention may adopt.—Unltud Mlno WorkorH' .loiirnril,
D. C. LEOI8LATURE MEET8 JAN. 11
J. W. Bennet Will Be Given Creden-
tinls by Fernie Riding to Offt-
elfltly Attend.
Uy put,-Inmnilon In Thursday'* lunw
M'f Hie I'lotlnclnl flnzoito Iho Ilrllishj
"■•".uiiililH li-KlBlnliiro Ih cnllod for thoj
dlxiintHi of biiBlnoKH on .Jnnunry II.-
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PAGE SEVEN
Pv Carosella
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Dry Goods, Groceries', Boots and Shoes
Gents' Furnishings
BAKER   AVENUE
BRANCH  AT   HOSMER,   B.C.
Nowhere In the Pass can be
found
SUCH A DISPLAY
We have the best money
can buy of Beef, Pork, Mutton, Veal, Poultry, Butter,
Eggs, Fish, "Imperator Hams
and Bacon" Lard, Sausages,
Weiner6 and Sauer Kraut.
PHONE OR CALL
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Phone 56
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The Week's News for
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PER   GLI   E'LETTORI   DELLA
COST1TUENTE   Dl   FERNIE
Che sieno di gia stati nominati dl
sopportare il vesillo della classe meno
aggitata e di contestare le attuali
elezzioni per la- classe. lavoratriee il
partito socialista lavora alagramente
per gli'interessi dei lavoratori met-
tendo a me medesimo per candidate
Se io saro eletto la risposta che io
posso portare di tutte le mle azzionl
al parlamento deve-essere. Se questa
leglslazzione e bubna per, la classe
lavoratriee ioT-devo fermamento sop-
portarla, qualora che ossa non sia
devo strenuamente contrastarla,
J. W. BENNETT.
AUX   ELECTEURS   DU
DISTRICT. D EFERNIE, B. C.
Le parti socialiste m'ayant cholsl
comme caiididat parlcmentalre afin' de
representer les interets de la classe
ouvrlere j'ai bien le plalsir. de me
presenter et de vous Informer qu'en
cas detre'elu mon soul objet sera de
soutenlr par voix et ballot toute
legislation aux interets* du proletaire
et si elle ne Test pas de l'opposer
en6rg*lquoment.
J. W. BENNETT.*
SAMUEL GOMPERS INDORSES
CANDIDATURE  OF   SOCIALIST
That even the. most conservative
labor officials in the trade .unions are
beginning to realize that Socialists are
the real champions of the working,
class became evident last week when
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American'. Federation of Labor, warmly indorsed the candidacy of Meyer
London, Socialist candidate for. congress from the ninth district of New
York state.'	
The indorsement of a Socialist candidate by Samuel Gompers comes in
the shape of a letter which' Gompers
wrote to a cloak maker, who is not
a,.socialist, but who sought Gompers'
advice whether he should vote for
Meyer London, who did so much for
the cloak _ makers in their recent
strike. "   " •>'." •-   •
The letter by Gompers came into
possession of Abraham Rosenberg,
of the International Ladies' Garment
Workers' union. -Rosenberg submitted this letter to the New - York' Dally
Call.
ARROW LAKES FRUIT FAIR.
The above fair took place at
Nakusp, B. C, Octobor G-7. William
Hunter, M. P. P.. formally opened the
fair. Thero was a fine display of
fruit, vegetables, etc., and as showing- the* high quality of fruit grown
in this section of tho Kootenay district, it might be mentioned .that several exhibits which were awarded first
prizes at the Nelson fair secured only
seconds  at Arrow Lakes.
Messrs. Mlddlemass brothers, Arrow
Park, secured the coveted, "Hunter
Trophy" with a fine and varied display.
.   Neglected   Gas   Pipes.
.' The explosion that wrecked the Los
Angeles Times office, and was attended with a deplorable loss of lives,
was; from all indications, the result
of a leak of gas in the building, and
was one of,those accidents that come
to men who work for a living, through
the greed arid indifference of 'employers. Testimony of escaped workmen
indicated that the entire building was
permeated with tho fumes of escaping
gas for ' hours * preceding the explosion.—Erie..Comrade.
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CO  YEARS'
CXPERIENOE
7WORDS OF.ENCOURAGEMENT FROM CM. O'BRIEN.
In various parts of the world members of our class—
sometimes great, other times small in numbers—have fought
against great odds and suffered great hardships and loss of
life in their endeavor to wring from the master class the use
■ of the franchise. In many cases they knew-that it meant for
them death or untold torture in penitentiary as exiles. But
rather than submit to slavery,   they** sacrificed   with   the
_ho_.___Jh_at_jh_eir^h^
civilized method—rthe franchise—to protest'against slavery arid
finally to obtain freedom by breaking the rule which enables
the master class to hold "us in slavery.*'        ■ , . "<*.
' This is not only true of the past, but is taking place right
now in many parts of the. civilized world. In some parts
the limited franchise was given' to' us without any effort on
* our part, due to quarrels between factions of the master
class. That is, one of the reasons why we do not appreciate
the worth of the franchise.   As is demonstrated by the fact .
- that we have—for the most, part—ifsed It in the interests
of our masters.
In Germany, where our class Is using the franchise in their
own interest to a greater extent than ln any other country,
the master class is becoming alarmed, and a short time ago
Ihey mado an attempt to restrict the use of tho franchise;
but the Socialists organized such nionster demonstrations and
so out nianoeuvored lho polico and soldiers that tho mastor
■ class quit. To tho credit of tho German mnster class their
attempt  to  restrict the  franchise  was  open  and  publicly
* kntnyn, Not so with tho very successful attempt of the
master class, or their representatives, lo restrict tho franchise In this (Fernio) riding, bysteallng and stuffing ballot-
boxes, bribing, impersonating absent votors, manipulating
voters' lists, and springing tliia oloctlon ln a manner so ns
to disfranchise mosL.of tho olhorwlso logal electors, and much
other such coarse, dirty, low-down, cheap, deceitful, trickery.
Only cringing submlsslvo slaves who had lost till senso
of common docency would stand for lt.
Evon the enrly Inhabitants of this district—I hough llioro
wnB not' noarly ho mnny of thom conscious of tliolr class
Intorosts as thoro Is now--would havo raised In opon rebellion rathor than allow such trickery to bo practiced upon
thom.
To thoso who nro familiar with tlio history of thin district
ono lnstnnco will recall many: A policeman said RomothliiR
that cast reflection on tho huinnn dignity of minors. Ah soon
as thoy lienrd of It their manhood and womanhood prompted
thom to resent the Insult. It look tliem but a Bhort tlmo
to orRnnlao a nioiiHter maRs-mcetlng in tho park, and that
too, without asking the consent ot tho nuthorltloH. A com-
mlttoo was olocted nnd tho chief of polico mininionod to
moot thom nt fow mlnuier.' notico in tho rocroation ground**..
Agnln, without asking for permission,' tho chlof plcndod to
leave tho ciiho In his IiuimIh and promised to havo the pollen
dealt with according to law, Hut tlioy, knowng tlio clilof
to bo a Irlokslor, rofutinO lo bo dupnd; llioy drove thnl pollen.
num out. of town. The minors in tho camps onst of Fornio,
Bind of an opportunity to resent such uu Insult, kopt. hlm
going. „ *
In a row days the Inhabitants of UiIh district will lum- n
moro civilized opportunity of rosentlng lho liumeroim IiibuIIh
which llio political trli-I.Hloi'H who represent tho mimlor cIuhh
hnvo In-npcd upon thnin,
I trust you will i-Ih-i to tbo occiihIoii.
ltOHH   HiprilHftlllH   till'   llllll I'l'llll. llll   .'r<KlR   of   llio   inuntnin;
lionet) they don't want lloniiotl,
llonnolt roprcHciilH our material IiiIc-p-hIi.; wo don't want
ItiwH. (\ M. O'l-miKN.
A WARNING TO
OLD PARTY HEELERS
DIRTY     ELECTION     TACTICS     OF
PREVIOUS  CAMPAIGNS   WILL,
■    NOT BE STOOD FOR.
SOCIALISTS ARE ORGANIZED
ANY VIOLATION OF LAW WILL BE
PRE-EMPTORILY DEALT WITH
BY THEM IN EARNEST^
The socialist party of this riding
are putting up a clean fight ln this
campaign. The only weapon used by
the organization is convincing, logical
argument.' If the election cannot be
carried in this way the party Is willing
to Ipso it at present.
. In previous campaigns in this district the same tactics have been pursued with results now political history. The party has every reason to
bb proud of its actions in this respect..
But. how about the methods of our
capitalist opponents? It is safe to
say that every election that has hitherto been won by them has been largely aided, if not won outright by
fraud, chicanery and,,trickery -of the
vilest sort.
It is time to call a halt. With a
more complete knowledge of election
laws and a closer and more revolutionary organization,- the locals here
have determined to deal with these
rascally tactics.
'Any man, who, in this campaign, Is
found , breaking the law In these .respects will be dealt with promptly.
Scrutineers have been instructed to
use their powers and to have at-once
placed under arrest before he leaves
the polling station any .individual
found impersonating or attempting to
impersonate any'* absent voter. Such
individuals may rely upon it that the
easy lerilency of this party in the past
will not be continued. In other words
if it is possible to punish these
scoundrels, by capitalist courts tbey
will-not go unpunished, and if it is
not so possible then other means
must and will'be devised.      „
In the last provincial campaign in
this province prominent members of
the business world undertook to do
dirty work of' this description themselves instead of employing cheaper
tools. -The law did not hurt them very
much, but-the working class did and
by perfectly legitimate methods.' As
the class struggle grows in intensity.
clas3~bittc-iTiess~of "necessity"! iiereasesr
The workers of this district, province,
and of tbe world ■ for the matter of
that, are quite prepared to win their
fight by clean, decent, peaceable arid
lawful methods if . permitted to do
so. But win they must and will sooner or later, and the opponents of the
the working class 'must not squeal if
their crooked and illegal practices recoil upon their own heads. .The ballot
$is free and secret. If any Individual
interferes with Its legal use at his
own peril be it.
. Gladstone Local No. 2314.'*
It may not be generally known that
Gladstone Local, No. 2314, (Fernie),
of ' the United Mine • "Workers of
America, has the largest membership
within the jurisdiction of the U. M.
W. of A.
The paid-up membership at the
present time is 1,180. The secretary
confidently expects this number to
reach 1,300 during'the ensuing quarter. • If all ■ this membership had the
franchise there would be no doubt
whatever about the result of Saturday's election.   *   * .
RESCUE STATIONS.
Chief  Inspector Shepherd  Arrives  in
Fernie to Install Apparatus.
F. H. Shepherd, a chief inspector of
mines, has arrived in Fernie to establish the first of three government
rescue stations to be established by
tho government throughout the province. He will bo accompanied on this
important mission by R. F. Tolmle,
deputy ininister of mine, who is accompanying Mr. Shepherd at the request of the minister of mines, to assist the chief Inspector ln efficiently
installing the stations. Upon Mr.
Shepherds' return to Nanaimo he will
make arrangements for the installing
of the Nanaimo and Cumberland stations. All the apparatus for the three
above-mentioned stations are now en
route. It Is the intention of the minister of mines to install a central
station at Middlesboro to support the
colliery installations as required by
the recent amendment to the Coal
Mines Regulation Act.
AN  IRRIGATION  PROJECT
-   UNDER  WAY  FOR CRESTON
CRESTON, B. C, Oct. 6.—Last Saturday H. J. Haffner, C. E., of the
firm of Smith, Kerry & Chase, of
Toronto, Winnipeg and . Calgary,-
hydro, electric and irrigation engineers, in company with E. Mallan-
daine, made a careful inspection"of
the territory Immediately adjacent to
Creston with a view to obtaining certain facts and figures and thereby
ascertaining the feasibility of installing an irrigation system between
Goat river canyon, and the;Alice mine
concentrator. Looking at the proposition -from an irrigation engineer's
standpoint * Mr. Haffner was much
pleased with the result of his investigation and the installation of an
irrigation system here may be taken
up in the'1 noar future,—Nelson News.
NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY' GIVEN that
after the expiration of thirty (lays
from date I, William Good, intend to
apply to the - Honourable, the Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a license
to prospect for coal and petroleum on
the following described lands situate
within Lot' 4593, Group 1, Kootenay
District: Commencing at a post planted at or near the Squthwest corner
of the Joohanna Anderson claim;
thence East SO chains; thence South
80 chains; thence West SO chains;
thence North SO -chains to the place
of commencement, containing* 840 acres
more, or less.      ,     '      "*l '
Located the 20th day of September,
1910.
WILLIAM   GOOD,   Locator. .
Per   James   A." Good,   Agent.
Witness:    William Pigeon.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
after the expiration of thirty days
from this date, I, Richard Gain, Intend
to apply to the Honourable, tho Chief
Commissioner of Lands, for a license
to prospect for coal and petrohuim on
tho following .described land, situato
within Lot .593, Group 1, Kootenay
District:" Commencing nt a post
planted 3 2-3 miles south and one nitio
east*of thu Southeast corner of Lot
8303, Group 1, Kootenay District, arid
being 30 chains north of tho southeast
corner of the Eva Joss claim, Eiist of
the Flathead river; thence SO cjialns
East; thence 80 chains North; thence
SO chains West; theiu-o" SO chains
South to the placo of commencement,'
containing  6*10  acres  more  or  less. .
Located, the 26th day of September,
1910.
RICHARD GAIN, Locator.*
Per James A. Good, Agent,
Witness:'   William Pigeon.
NOTICE, IS HEREBY GIVEN that
after the- expiration of thirty days
from this date I, Susan Good, intend
to apply to the Honourable,, the Chief
Commissioner of Lands, for license to
prospect _or coal and petroleum on
the following described land, situate
within Lot 4593, Group 1, Kootenay
District: Commencing at a post
planted at or near the Southwest corner post of the Richard Gain claim;
thence 80 chains South; thence. 80
chains East; thence 80 chains North;
thence 80 chains, West to the place
of commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less. ,
Located the 26th day of, September,
1910. -
SUSAN GOOD,  Locator. *•*
Per James A. Good, Agent.
Witness:"   AVilliam Pigeon.
within Lot 4593, Group 1, Kootenay
District: Commencing at a post planted at or near the Northeast corner of
the Lucy McDonald claim; thence
North 80 chains; thence West 80
chains; thence'South 80 chains; thence
East 80' chains to the place of commencement, containing 640 acres more
or less.
Located" the  26th  day  of September,
1910.
AGGIE  POLLOCK,  Locator.,-
Per* James  A.   Good,  Agent.'
Witness;    William Pigeon.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
after the expiration of thirty dnys
from date I, Emma .Pollock, intend
to apply to the Honourable, the Chief
Commissioner. ■ of Lands for * a license
to prospect .for coal and petroleum- on
the following described land, situate
within Lot , 4,*i93, Group 1, Kootenay
District: Commencing at a post
planted at or m-ar tho Southeast corner of the Aggie Pollock claim; thence,
East SO chains; thence North 80
chains; thence West SO chains; thenco
South SO chains io the place af commencement, containing 640 acres moro
or loss.*
Located tbe 26th day ot September,
1910.   '
EMMA   POLLOCK,   Locator.
Per Jami-H A.  Good,  Agent.
Witness:    William Pigeon.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
after tlio expiration of thirty days
from date I, George Hutchinson, Intend to apply to Uie Honourable, tlio
Chief Commissioner or Lands, for a
license to prospect* for conl nnd po-
trolc-um on tho following described
lands slluutu within Lot 459,'i, -Group 1,
Kootenay District: .Commencing nt a
posi planted "at the Soulhwedt corner
of tho Emma Pollock claim; thence 80
chains East; thence 80 chains,, South;'
thence 80 chains West; thence 80 chains
North to the point of commencement,
containing  C40   acres  moro  or  less.
Located-the  20th  day  of September,
1910.
GEORGE HUTCHINSON. Locator.
Per  James  A.  Good,  Agent.
Witness:    William Pigeon.
AMONG THINKERS.
The surest way to remove sedition
is to take away the cause thereof.—
Bacon.     _        7 * '.   '
""Wli§n~_Ke^workers become more
agitated about owning the job, they
will be less agitated about losing lt."
When we speak of a man of ideas.
wo usually menn one of action', one'
who loses no time in turning his Impressions into form. If he be a
writer he puts -his impressions Into
words, if an artist he puts them into
color, if a poet into ryth, if a musician into combinations of sound,—
Francis Grlerson.
Brewery Workers' Politics.
Nothing new and nothing different
can bo said about our political position than has been stated ropeatedly
in reports to the previous conventions.
Wo recommend that -the members ,pf
the organization be as class-conscious
at. the ballot box as they aro when
looking after their economic Interests. It Is equally wrong nnd unjust
for organized workingmen (o be (11b-
satisfied and -battle for bottor conditions for 364 days of tho year and
then voto for the capitalist clnss on
election day, as lt would bo for thom
to work for tliolr working class on
oloctlon day nnd then on tho othor
301 days serve as scabs and traitors
to their class, Comrades, you must
realize that In ordor to obtain lusting improvements In the conditions
of tho workingman, cldns-consclous
political action Is just as necessary
as tho economic organization.—Executives' roport from Browory Workers' Intornnttoiinl Union.
Tho International Browory Workers' Union In convention at Chicago
gavo $1,000 to the campaign fund of
thu Socialist party. Five hundred
dollni'H wns also voted tlio minora on
strike In 1-oniiHylv.itilii.
Tlio   Socialists   have   gained   three
more seats in Finland.
The Labor Argus of Charleston,
West Virginia, has come out for socialism.
4 HAUL lunltltm
Demof-ni
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1'i.limt* takoii .Itn-ui/li ilium 4 Co, MMlVt
|ji.i-lilli.nt(c«, liHhiMit cliiu-HO, rath*
i*r *X*tktlttttm   Ttt.'.auX ».**.**
jHiimutt jpitiivii-tttH*
A hwdwmelf lUiiamtwl wotkly. I_trii(ut otr>
to Mlno uttmr *rx*tit\t« .'xirrul., Vtmf tor
0«nnil*i, I US a year, pont-wii i.roj«td.   Hold bj
•I) now .Mien.
"SMRSsSffi.
C. P. R. TRAIN SERVICE.
.     flundny Inst n now tlmecnrd wnnt
■■,TltO   Otttft    flJiil   lif-lO .    WC   UlVt   Die ,
rj*t«n«.ei.  Ihnt «ff_t-t thU point: i
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3jl"™]*'i:')''), 11vj;ii7:ii' .■.-mt«Ker wx-ii-
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•ji*.     .-lS'.lO,     n-'uu.ur     pag-.cin.cr,
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iJ^T      "•*. Hyi-r, -r-SMlrtun*
J. O. HARRINGTON'S "DEATH-BED" APPEAL.
The llchlit art1 tunu'd low; snfi. mii.de aud Mow cuim.:.
from tlto throe-pirn-.' nrrlicHtrn; llio ciirtnlii lum linen iiiiik
down; tlio furc-c Ih plnyed out to Its blltcrly Iiiiiiioioiih end,
nnd I, ii rebellious hIiivc. iiui til-out lo enter tho U.-huutiu1.*,' of
Dentil, nnd ero I resign my worn-out rnmiitn to ihnt un-
(U-Hirnble, but inevllnlile end of fiinil-dilng forth tin- festive
ti.i^,.,i   KJi    -,■_._«__*,*, ,._<-,....-»    .. ..int.-,.   i   ««..«-..'   t.tj    . in. i:   tt,   tm,'    _.*r,.
.'juiiil lit Hn.-i*/i 1 niij.i. j,:in .. in f;M\\\ Dn fMi- "■l.hb :r.*:ip,--
philosopher or fool.
■Comrades, obey mv hint re<-npst. I.ny not flo-vers, nor
grniiito nor white wooden f.-nro upon my Krnvo; for of
lloweiH I had a Hiifl'lclciicy In life; nud nf granite, hh nf all
carnal Joys i-ometh H.-illi-iy. for bate I not tu-en ni-my tnitx
I'm'!**-!**!    vi|'.,.t    I,IV    )»,! ,. I 1. ,1'itltt ,  ,1 VI    \, till. Wll   -I'll    'ti,-.-    .--.It. '11 I    III   1)1,1
hands, and would not the little wooden f--in*(- m-rve u hitter
purpose orcupii-d lu kecpliiK < hli-Iiemi off n < nl. ImKe patch tlmn
HtrnngeiH frrun my iiiolilerlng henp, Lny nol of Dwno, but
lny n noapbo*. with Hie muddy side turned upward, nnd nf
poswlbto. Ilie H rcveiKi-d lo remind those base sIhvch of
ciipii.-illHiixwIin nre contented with (heir Iji-k^iu*'*. portion, that
whilo lu life i postered tbem long and freipirntly, in death
I    Mil    t'All    111'   ll.l ill    '.»..-. r..U*U'-*l.
And, fur kit-ret pliy'n vnho, you flavi-s tvbo nr-fl In rttvnli,
tuui I'll) .1.* fiom j uur -.-up am! ..luiuliu:;, nf ■-■■.*i!"i:i'.,ti_i.,
nil.si- cui) hiM ounce nt iiwry,y Unit Jm.1' been lefi In _.__u.-
hi-leu, res, eric not evi n ciiniigh to put up a triumphant -.tir-tii
upon tbe .iHiti'.-ttifii if victory v.t-\x s-'aiurday iii_.'h». ru.-;ird-
Ic-vh of t-iipi H---I- nr p-iln nr penalty, ami lei Dw xxnt'd vn futtIt
to i-Apecr.itit niilli.iim who nre like ynu, In revolt, itiat thr*
bltiX wl.(<-h It'ii tor wn !.iv_- ■-.u-s-li.tsr-.!'. t.-o hi "H*1!** n* t\o J-V-r*.,..-
worker, lmi> Ii-.--.ii rcnumd for ew-r and tj-tr-r, nnuii. Mak«.
tin..- tent iiU'-r SfthiKiiiv our nunn- vi.i _i kii<* m li.i- immikm
of li'Mory. bur not In the IU.uk I*;ik<'•**•
llt-i n)<iiij,'slde jour brother i mi) ilii-vi rn of Niiimlijiu, .New-
«a*tl«. nivtl IttM-ky Mnmntain rfdii*.- bm! rl«-n a n»<-mli--f of
>«nir tJi.**--to r-cpienrnt jour tin*- in tl-»- law cli.-tini.fT_. of
w.-tr snsrii-r. :,. IV llAltltlN .TOS7
Women Playing Blfl Part,
It Ih but hIx yenrs hIik-o tlm Women's Trade Union lougiio begun Uh
work In HohIoii. Tho niuloiinl hond-
uunrlon* nro In Chlciigo, and tho proH-
Idont Ih Mm, Raymond Robins. Hho
Ih fired willi it rellglouH eiiihiiHlnHin
for lho wulfitru of i'Iim young working
irlrl. Tliere nre now briincheH In ,V'-w
York, lliiHlon, I'M'Icngo, Kt. I.oiiIh,
Npi'lnurti'ld, III,, nml l-liilndclpliln,
Clrivelund nnd other c|i|i*k nre conilng
iu Hue.
Four Soclnllsts won seats ln the
pnrllnmcjnt of Greece at the recent
elections. Throo of those elected
wore from*Athens,
The Conl Mlnos Regulation Act
camo Into being ns a law in British
Columbia only nftor the workors
started eloctlng socialists.
NOTICE JS H-RREBY GIVEN that
atter tbe expiration of thirty days
from this date I, Lucy McDonald, Intend to apply to the* Honourable, the
Chief Commissioner of" Lands, for
a license to prospect for coal and petroleum on the following described
and.'sltunlo within Lot 4593, Group 1,
Kootenay District; Commencing■ at a
post planted SO chains North of the
Northeast comer ot* the Richard Gain
claim; thence, 80 chains West; thonce
SO    ulinlna    Snillli- tlience SO      pLi-Mhh
NOTICE   IS   HEREBY   GIVEN   that
after* the   expiration     of     thirty   dayu
from  dnto  I,   Maurice  Conners,* Intend
to apply to the 'Honourable, the Chief
Commissioner  of  Lands,   for  a  license
to prospect for conl and petroleum on
the   following  described   lnnds,  situate
within   Lot   4593,   Group   1,   Kootenay
District:    "Commenclni*.     at     n     post •
planted 200 feet North of Lot No. 1663,
thence  North   80   chains;   thence   Enst.
SO   chains;   thence   South   80   chains;
thence   West   80   chains   to   the   place'
of commencement, containing 640 acres
more or  less. "
Located  the  27lh  day  of September,
1910. *
MAURICE  CONNERS,  Locator.   .
-• Per. James   A;   Good,   Agent.     -
Witness:    William Pigeon.
East; thence SO1 chains North to the
place of commencement, containing G40
acres  more  or less.
Located  the  26th  day  of  September,
1010.
LUCY McDONALD, Locator..
Per   James  A.   Good,   Agent,
Witness:    William Pigeon.
NOTICE ]S * HEREBY GIVEN that
after thc expiration of thirty days
from* date I, Johanna Andcrsoc,-„i.ln-
tend to apply to ihe Honourable,- tbe
Chief.  Commissioner   of   Lands,   for   a .
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
al'ler tho expiration of thirty days
from this dale I, Aggie Pollock, Intend
to apply to the Hnnournble, the Chief
Commissioner of Lands, for -a license
to prospect for coal and petroleum on
tho  following  described  lands,, situate
license to prospect for" coal and. po-,
troleum on the following described
lands, situato within Lot 4593, Group,
1, Kootenay' District: Commencing at
a post planted at tlie Northeast corner of the George Hutchinson claim;
thenco Nortli, SO chains; thence Enst
80 chains; tliencn' Soulh 80 chnlns;
tl.enfo West SO chains lo the place of
co.-imii'iiceinciit, containing 640 ncros
more or less. ,
Located   thu   2«th   day   of  September.
1910.      '
JOHANNA  ANDERSON,  Locator.
Per  James   A.   Good,   Agent.
Witness:    William  Pigeon.
■-Exp. Nov. ]'2.
I'I IK
('Oltl'OII.ITlOX    OF
III-' I'lni.VM..
Tlll-l   UITY
IIV-MW   NO.   101)
A by-law to expend tbo sum of Six
Hundred DoUiii-h ($600.00) on the
MTCiumlH siii'roiiiidlng the Ki-IhidI build.
I UK on  lllock 'in In the City of  l-'ernle,
WHKUHAS by by-law No. !l!) of tlie
City of l-'ernle, the sum of Si-vi-n
TliouHiind   DnllnrH   ($7,000.   wuh   ruined
fill-     till!     IIUI-pilHH       Of       l.llllHll'UCllllg    11
Wnnl Kcliiinl in the lYnilt- Annex
within  the City nf Kernle:
AND  AVI IE It HAH  It  hnH   In    f.nind
thut the sum ol' Six llundreil Dnlluis
($600) will not lm rei-uln-il in i.-nmpli-tn
-Jiiiil   W.-n-il   Si-liiinl   In   th..  said   Antii-x:
AND WIII.KI-.AH ll Iiiih l.neii ili-.-mnl
neei-KKiii-y in lnvi.l up nnd ntln-rwliu-
fix iln- gioiiiulH miiTtiiinillng the
xi'liuiil building nn hiiIiI lllucli -.x ui a
i-iihI, _i|i|irii..li.iiit_i|y, oi* six lluiiilri-il
ImlliiiH  ($600):
AND W'll Kl!MAS, uinli-r Swllnn 7;>
nr Iln- "MiiiiIi-||iiiI I'liiiiHi-.x Act," ni* ilii-
I'rnvliii-if  nl'   Hi'lllxli  l.'iilumliln,   limn,   it
bus   I n   ili-i-ini-il   ihIvIhiiIiIi.   In   i'\|ii'tii]
ruii-h SU Ihiinli'id'* InillaiH i$i;mii mi
calil  liimi.  :>s:
AMI' WIIKIIEAS it i-i'tltlim  lias ln-i-n
pn-H-llliil   In   Iln,   .\Iiiii|i'I|i*i|   I'liMiirll   nl
iln- ('ni'i'iii-'iiliiii  ni   lln<  riij-  nl'   I'Vitili-
by   iim   mviii'iH   nl   al   li-nnt   nn.-ti-nili
nl'   tin-   vnlin-   n|'   tin-   ii*mI   |*iii] M-i-t n-   In
III"   I'll J'   nl    I'il III.'    n«   i lm wn    In-' ll.l-
llinl    |i'_Im-i|   ...-.M-Mlllr-lt    Mnll      I i I*III „1-
llii.'   Ill-ill   1,,   l:ilti,i|i,< i-   iinh   it   li-t.l.m    |
AND   W'llMllMAS   thr   illllnillil   nf   lln-i
Wlnili-   I'.'iti-iil.li-   lumi   ur   llinn tivt ini|ii> !
nl-   n-.'il    iniii-'iM-   In   li,.    >*i],l   i'Iiv   ,,i i
li'i'llili-     III iniilhiH    In   llu-   Iiihi    |i,. |,,.,i| j
\m. ... num   ii,,|-    |,-  1'n-i   Million   .<ml
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lumi   Mm niy-l-'iw   Iii.IIiiih   i i'l ti.;i;,,**i*i (. :
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An account may bo opened with the Homo Bank in
tho names of two or more persons, each having* the
privilege of withdrawing or depositing* money over
tlieir own signature. In tho case of tho death of
ono of tho parties to a Joint Account the balance remaining on deposit with tlio Home Bank may be
withdrawn by the survivor, or survivors, without tic-
ay or appeal to any process of law,"
JOHN ADAIR, Manager Fernie Branch
i nn: i 111     t.f
III   I'nillirll:
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A  Good  Precedent.
Wlii'ii llio vnlo wiih rounH'il on Uic
ipi'Hllon of pnllili-nl iifiluu, mtltni-Mi'il . rt H|
liy Iln- ('lil-'tien l-'rdoinilon of Labor,;<;.i>i*i 1...1
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PAGE EIGHT
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE B. C, OCTOBER 19, 1910.
STERN WARNING FROM
A "LANCASHIRE LAD"
Declares   That   Decent   Workingmen
Will  Enforce the Law and
Protect Ballot.
"THE DAY."
Gribble Urges Fernie Riding Workers
to Help Hasten the Day of Industrial  Freedom.
Look out, you plug-uglies, repeaters,
impersonators, and other dirty cattle
of the capitalist class! We are onto
you and ready for you this time.
Try your games on in this election
.and you'll get what-cheer with the
chill off, and you can take it that this
is no bluff from one who will help
to hand it out to you if it is necessary to do so.
If you ask for it, you'll get all that's
coming to you, and will find that the
dirty money paid out to you by your
respectable (?) employers for doing
their dirty work, will not be adequate
compensation for taking the dose of
medicine we will prescribe for you.
It's up to you to take this advice,
handed out to you in kindness, If you
want to be safe, but if you don't be-
lievie it, try it on, that's all.
Take your master's dirty cash, swill
their booze, but TRY to do their dirty
work and you will get payment from
us as well; but the way we'll pay you
will bo ns the cat paid the ■monkey,—
over the face and eyes, or any other
portion of your anatomy that we may
find it neo-ossary to apply the lotion.
We are out for no scrap, but If
thoro is not.', of one. we'll bo there
The CROW'S NEST TRADING CO., Limited
- ■ *■ - ** ,     »• 0-1
Fellow-workers, .-- tomorrow Is the
day on which you have an opportunity
to vote. That opportunity does not
come often and for that reason if for
no other, you should regard your vote
as precious and think well before
you mark your cross.
Your vote Is worth something; this
is proved by the anxiety of the henchmen of the capitalists to get you to
bestow it upon them.
The question is: "What is your
vote, worth to you, not in ■> promises,
not in bribes,! not in booze, not in
cigars, not in automobile rides, but to
you as a working man," who knows,
at least instinctively! that there is
something radically wrong, from his
stnrdpoint, in society,? -
When you vote you must have some
reason for voting, good or bad. What
will bo your reason for voting tomorrow? Will you vote a certain way
because your fathe rvoted that" way?
Will you voto a certain way because
you think that side is -going to win?
Voting for what you* don't want 'because you are afraid that If you voto
for what you do wnnt you won't get
l\
Will you vote for nny party because
you hnve been .given a few cigars, a
The Store  of Good Values
with tho. j:vxk*1<
U j-ou -X4-2! xo bo ro-c\\c*nJKSble on! few drinks, or because you have been
tho oVm.-,?... of oVvron day.. lAke ibis' patted on the back, and called a good
p_>.s. *>.._Jo*_ -fr.Mft, •*     'follow and had' your hand shaken*by
Y-Wtt-* *«'ii>. >>.v.>i fwi JLTi.*? hs-Tuis. ; those who shake your hand before
l..-VJsCASP.IKE UOI.    ! oloction and shake you altogether aft-
p-..-'ln.--f!r x"-   **'   ~r ■*"*"*-1
■Aftwicsin JU«i_ nufi C:il:e- oA*n-__psa_r, ce&r:
BipnTjinw. ^-.'-vi.".-!. nl'drr I-M isiios
t-trui:.. yu" 1-Xclo T"fcsf.. 7'oxe.s, caused
■••lit- .imi'l. :>f _Wi *.-*-. raoro -H-Jners a
■ftxw fifty. r.£\-i. T*. is* asi-exi that ,a
"Jiirce miTRiitr of h-_-i£:es lave been re-
Knvftrfti. l?>5 :2h£*. iir Ms; of the dead
tint
likkj**.-;
-,-*_,—.-
• _  DELICIOUS  BIT  OF  HUMOR.
1^ iir-*-*. csys of political strife, the
feIi-.-iiin.-c b_t of genuine humor,* wrlt-
;=_ ,by ac angry constituent to an
Arrstraiixr. member of Parliament may
prove interesting:
"'Beer Sur—You're a dam fraud, and
you know it. I don't care a rap for
tie-position or for the muney either,
bat you could have got it for me if
you wasn't as mean as muk. Two
pounds a week ain't any moar to me
'than 40 shillin's is to you, but I object
to bein' made , an infernil fool of.
Soon as you was elected by my hard-
, working friends a feller .wanted tb bet
moren a week before you made a ass
of "yourself. I bet him a cow on that,
as I thought you was worth it-then.
After I got your note asyin' you de-
klined to aokt in the matter 1 druv the
cow over to the feller's place an' tole
lilm he had won her. That's ori I
got by howlin* meself horse for you
on election' day and months befoar.
You not only hurt a man's pride, but
you injure him in blzness. I believe
you think you'll in.agen. I don't. An*
what I don't think Is of moar konse-
qulnce than you imagin. I believe you
take a pleshlr In cuttln' your best
friends, but wate till the clouds roll
hy am' they'll cut you—just behind the
ear, where the butcher cuts the pig,
Yuro no man. Yure only a tulo. Go
to hei, I loworB myself rltln' to a
skunk, even tho I med him a member
of' Parliament."—Exchange.
Grocery Department
First, ■ last, and all the tiriic our
jSrocery Department, leads in quality.
In addition to the superior quality., of'
our table supplies, your dollars' here
command the utmost limits of good
values, together with a store service
that -guarantees satisfaction. "We
serve you best and charge you less.
Test Royal Household Flour on Saturday at thc expense of our profits.
Milled by the largest millers in "The
Dominion." Thousands of satisfied
housewives from ocean to ocean proclaim it the best for cither bread or
pastry. If you' arc not already using
Royal Household Flour test it Saturday. Our price for the day is the inducement offered.
  ; e-fsraras?
PRICE OF Oie&iN'G j    Will you ride in an automobile on
COAL FOR PROFIT jtlocion day'and vote that you shall
■*"-•-■■•' j-sralk  till  next   election  day?
"7 ]    Or, will you  vote,   for *what you
An p-._-'in;-ifii!' ii. mfno N*.***.. '~. of ti_o. j-eally want even though you don't expect to get it just yet,—to.be sure of
plenty, in a "world of plenty, with all
that it implies,—a life free from care
and uncertainty, a life in which you
together with all other workers, who
produce all the good things of life,
will enjoy all those good things?
That is what the Socialists stand
for.
The Socialists arc endeavoring to
hasten the coming of a system under
which we will he able to have such
lives as have been described. , Socialists would bring about that system right now had they the power.
We Socialists have not yet the power..
There are not enough "of us yet, therefore we are endeavoring to' add to
our members until, at last, we have
enough. We know we have no hope
under capitalism. . Our only hope .is
to end it.
Realizing .this fact we' can do no
other than tb endeavor to bring about
the end of capitalism in our own time.
._.._.__i;,r/_r,_nr>___clir,rf__lt_f.__Qnr__t'iT__ft=iS.
precious.*   We realize that our lives
are little flashes of light.
We came out of the dark* a little
while ago, in a ilttle-while'we shall
go into the dark again. We want
our lives to be as bright as possible.
While they cannot be very bright under slavery, for we live' under a form
of slavery—wage-slavery — we can
brighten them by striving to bring
about the end of all slavery. The
joy of the fight Is oursi , We KNOW
the and of slavery is coming and we
hope that end Is near. In any case
wo get. happiness out of life by being
Socialists, and "the place to.be happy
Is HERE, the time to be happy is
NOW. The day of election has been
spoken of, but whatever the result rf
that election, the end Is not yot. Tho
fight 'will go on. An election Is but
an Incident, a skirmish ln tho war.
Thero Is another DAY wo Socialists
are looking forward to—tho day when
all slavery shall have passed away forever. When onough of the workers
sny lt shall be so, lt will be so. There
are moro saying so ovory day, By-anrl-
byo thoro will bo onough. Will you bo
ono to say so tomorrow? Will you
realize lt Ih bottor to voto for what you
want, and not get It, than to vote for
what you don't want and got It? If
you do you will hnvo no reason to
reproach yourselves afterwards, You
will have your own reaped. You may
not think Uio end will como. in your
tlmo—wo Socialist.* do—but If you
have children think of thom. and then,
If you havo not tlio spirit to fight for
your own liberty, strike a blow for
yonr fonyB nnd your glrlf*! If you lmvo
or hnvo not children of yonr own to
think nf, think of your own llvon of
loll, enro, nnxloly nnd uncorliilnt.y,
tliliil. of your parents' arduous llvos,
iihIc youi'HOlvoH whut capitalism linn
given you and thorn In tlio past, and
whol hor It Is llltoly to glvo ynu any-
llilii.; bolter In the future. If you dn
lliln wn know whnt your answer will
ho nt tlin poll on Sat unlay. Your
aiiHwor will bn that YOU wlllulraw
your roiiHi'iil lo tlio longer nxlHlnnco
nf i-'iipllnllHiti, Ynu will add one-moro
lo lho dwelling ii nny nf revolting
wnrkni'H, You will ho mldliiK HlrcngUi
lo tlio movement In which Is your
only hope, ynu will ho nblo to look
nny member nf your cIuhh In llm face,
ynu will lmvo ilonn your lllllo purl. In
Ihr. himti'iiliig of the  DAV!
25-lb. sacks .'
50-lb sacks ..
'100-lb. sacks ,.
..90c
.$1.75
.$3.40
In Barrington Hall Coffee we have
-.by all odds the best coffee sold anywhere and" at, any* price.   A big,' broad
. .statement,- but which .,'we ask . you tor
.   test Saturday, and if "after a trial you
•'  do not agree with us, your money will
be cheerfully refunded.   Sold regularly
in the past at. 50c per,,pound.   Reg-
' ular'price in tlie future, 40c per pound.
Saturday special,'per pound 35c
Try a sample tin of Canada First
Cream, guaranteed the best by government test'.   Large 20-oz. tins '■■.. .10c
A special offering of Winter Apples
for Saturday selling. All guaranteed
fancy wrapped stock. The assortment
includes tlie following well-known
varieties: Northern Spy, Rome Beauty,.
Jonathans,, Greening, King Pippins.
Saturday special, box  $1.65
* 5 pounds for 25c
Olives especially priced for Saturday
selling.    A combination   of   superior
quality at a very special prico:
6-ounce Manzanilla Olives, bottle.. .10c
10-ouncc Quceri Olives, bottle ■*. .20c .
18-ouncc Queen Olives, bottle 40c
SPECIAL SHOE VALUES FOR THE
WORKING MAN.
\   Men's Heavy Dress or Light Work-,
ing Shoes, fine winter stock in Bosaud
Satin,'Calf.;7Good:yalues'at $3.00. * For1
* Saturday selling, per pair $2.25
. 10 pieces White1 Flannelette,'full 32
inches wide, in a good heavy fleece.
This Flannelette is cheap at our regular, price, 15c a yard. Saturday special, 8 yards for  '..? $1.00
For the Ladies
Ladies' Wrappers made from finest
quality English Flannelette in". Blues,
Cardinal and Grays;   regular   $2.00;.
Saturday ....... $1.65
Ladies' Dress Skirts made from
Panama, Venetian, in two-tone effects., j
These are trimmed with buttons and
braids in a variety of pleatings in
Brown, Cardinal, Navy, Green and
Black; Regular $3.50, $3.75 and $4.00.'
Saturday ....; ....$2.95
Broken Lines of Back Combs. and
Barrettes in Black, Brown aud Amber,
plain and stone settings; regular 35c,
40c and 50c.   Saturday _ 25c
' Ladies' Flannelette Gowns, made
from heavy English Flannelette with
tucked yoke;-' skirts good    and    full.
Regular $1.25; Saturday 95c
Ladies' Underskirts, including," the
celebrated Kay Adjustable Underskirt,
made from the best* quality Heather-
bloom.' Will rustle like a silk and with
the silk finish always retaining gloss
and rustle after wearing. These skirts
have 18-inch tucks and shirred flounce
witli dust frill.   Regular   $2.75    and
$3.00.   Saturday  $1.95
Clothing: for Men
In our assortment of Fit-Reform and
"Faultless Clothing for Fall and Winter,, wear we have attained, a higher
standard than ever before. If you have
not yet selected your winter suit we
'would suggest that now is the opportune time, now that your dollars will
command bigger and better values
than usual. .
Fit-Reform, reg. $25.00, special, $19.50
Fit-Reform, reg. $22.00, special; $17.25
Faultless, reg. $16.50, special... .$12.25
Faultless, reg. $12.50, special $9.50
Faultless, reg. $10.25, special.'_.. .$8.25
A seasonable offering and an oppor- o
tunity you cannot afford to miss:
, Men's Heavy Duck, sheep-lined coat,
double stitched, reinforced pockets,
large collar. A °coat full of comfort
and satisfaction" especially priced for
Saturday selling.   Saturday $4.65
Men's Heavy Corduroy, sheep-lined,
coat, leather faced under arms  and
around pockets'; large wombat'collar.
A coat that will, insure you several
winters' wear and satisfaction. ' Sat-
urday
.$8.75
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A SONG OF REVOLT.
By  Wilfrid  Gribble.
(Air:   "Scots 'Wae Hae.)
Workers, bound by slavery's band,
Strong are ye in braing and hand,
■Why, servile in every land   „
Do  you bow-the knee?
In yourselves the power lies,
THE  PRODUCTIVITY OF  LABOR.
It Is estimated that labor produces
twenty-four billion dollars of wealth
annually In this country, but. labor
rocelvoB bu six billion of dollars for
Its toll, Tho difference between tho
wealth produced by lnbor and the
portion rccolvpil by labor In tho form
of wngoH, amounts to eighteen billion
dollars, which no Into tho coffers of
cnpltallRin. Thoso HtntiHtlcs show tho
causo which breed panics. Tho
eighteen million dollars of wealth Is
tho HurphiH which ulllmutely gluts llio
mnrkot nnd which labor cannot buy
bnck, owing to tho fact that labor rocolvod In wages not moro than 25 per
cont. of tho valuo which labor produces. How long will labor uphold a
Hystom that enriches tlio fow nnd Impoverishes tho many!—Minors' Mug-
nzlno,
For~youi~cKildren's saKe—arIse.    ~
Strike!  by every hope ye prize,   '
Would ye not be free?
Ages long ye've* wrought In pain
For your masters, worn their chain,
Deeming every hope was vain
For a noble fate. ''
'Tis to you we call today,
'"Fling' those galling chain away,
If ye only will, ye may,
Will yet longer wait?"
0
Long your wive and babes have wept
Still ln slavery ye are kept,
Sleeping as your fathers slept,,
• ■I Will ye never know? '     ,.   ,
Those who bow submissively,
Ever lived In slavery, r ,
That, whosoever would be free,
Themselves must striko the blow ?
See the world before yo lay,
It Is yours when'eer you say,
Evon should It bo today—   *
"   Mako the world your own!
As a class you must Unite,
Workors power,Is workers right,
WorkerB hope Is workers might,
That, and that alone!
IJy your parents nrduotiB lives,
By your tolling careworn wives,
By each soul which bravely strives,
Rise, bo men, bo froo!
New tho hope within you vlow,
[■'or your babos, your wives and you—
To yoursolvos ami class bo truo,
Rlso for Liberty!
*******************************r^******
j Now Open for Business
I With a new Stock
I ",- Boots, Shoes, Trunks
\  \y. R. McDOUGALL J &'F Block J
\****************************************************
SOCIAL-AND PERSONAL.
Fred Ogle, circulation agent for the
Vancouver Saturday Sunset, is In
town for a few days, on a business
trip.
Mrs. Grundy will be "at homei"
Monday evening, October 31, 1910, in
the social room of tho Knox church,
to all friends .who wish to call and
visit tho. "witches" and try their fortunes In other ways. She will be glad
to seo you nnd will, glvo you a good
time—all for a quarter.
Miss Creigliton and Miss Wyatt will
bo at home to their friends In Miss
Crolghtons studio Monday, October 24,
from 4 to G p, m,
FOR   RENT—ROOMS.
FOR RENT—The store known as
the Heintzman P.arlors, In the Miners'
Union Block, For further particulars
apply D. Reos, P. O. 361, Fernie,
B. C.
FOR RENT—Rooms for light housekeeping near the school on Victoria
avenue. Address "G," care Lodgor
office, -.' 3t-p
,FOR RENT—Comfortable shack,
partly furnished,, Apply Mrs. Hutch-
eon, McPherson avenue between Rogers and Thompson,   . np,
FOR SALE—REAL E8TATE.
BREACH OF EIGHT-HOUR LAW.
TiuiHilny, October 18lh, J. S, T.
A'lnxnndor, S. M„ fined throe track-
Inynrs, (!. I'oi'iihhIiiIii, And nnv I'nrkor
nnd Tony Mi-ni'ills. $_! ouch nnd Super-
Inlfinilcnt Wilson $10 for Infraction!, nf
tho olglit-linur law cni_.inlltr-il In
AugiiHt Insl, Tho nbovo persons nro
nil em piny i'-m of llu- Ilntum-i' MIiioh
c'hmpiiny, llnilwil,
EIGHT-HOUR DAY FOR CONVICTS,
Tin1 I'liuvlcU lu Uio Ohio p .illi-n-
tlury him* 1-i-eii Ki;niti--1 an -.iKlit-h'iiir
work dny. Th'-rc iin- million., of so-
cnlloil fri'-i nidi who iin> working ID,
11!, und 11 Iioiich n ilny. Tho con-
vlcti-il ciliiiliial Ih woi'lliy ol* moro con-
Hlili'i'iilloii   llinn   tin-  law-abiding (-IIP
Zt'll-  M'.I.'TS'   M«gU7.l»-..
Why should Robb vole that tho
workors must receive tho full valuo
of their product? If ho did whoro
would his salary "como from? Don't,
you seo tlin point? Ilo might havo
lo work, Horrlblo to contemplate!
Who ever hoard of nu "Honorable"
working—oxcopt working tho workors?
STOCKWELL—CARTLIDGE.
Start "Doing" on Saturday.
MAN V3. PROPERTY IS
I8SUE, SAYS PARKER
ARHi'rtliig Hint tlm Irkup Is tho vital
<->-*, .'-I Int.    r>.    Ihi,   t,'(ir-itr,,ii   eif   .vm.   fi>....*\
dnnilnntlon    nf    prntH-rtv    IntoroHtR.
un tin* wimixi, u-miK ii. inui.li h._(i*i )A■*,,„,, -,,. *(.,ir|„)r r„„| otticrH. oh coun-
Hutu   n-m-lvliig,  mid of moro hinting H„, tf)T ,-„, (,ff-(.ftri.  „f (|l(t Amorlcnn
Tlio niniTlngo waH Holomnlzod on
Monday last of JiunoH Rtoekwoll nnd
MIhh Annlo Kll/uhi-th (.nrllldgo, both
popular nnd well-known In , l-V-rnln,
Tho eoretiiony look place In tho
MmlinillHl eliurcli, Rev, J, K, Dlniinlek
officiating.
Aflor thr coreinony, nt lho roHlilouen
of I lm hrliln, Mi'H. fiirlliilge provided
it HiiniptuouH supper to a number of
Hip Immediate frlonilH of Mr, nud Mm.
Htockwcll.
BORN.
MM-LH-On Hiilunliiy, Oct. IS, 1010,
lo tho wlfo of LohIIii A. Mills idf tho
well.
Keep your your gates on, and meet
with us at, tho Hallow'eon social ln
lho Presbyterian church- Mondny,
October 31, 1910. There sure will bo
Homo pumpkins thoro.
WANTED IMMEDIATELY—Fifteen
kodak fiends to work at polling booths
tomorrow, Apply Socialist commltteo
rooms, Minors' hall.
TO LET—Four-roomod houso Victoria avonuo; rent, Including water,
$10.50.   Apply J. J. HtiBbCB, Box 120.
PROFIT 8YSTEM UNTOUCHED.
Kiunsas Ih n prohibition stato, nnd
according to HlntlHtlcB pays lowest
wages of any state In tho middle, wost.
Ho prohibition dooHii't boIvo tho labor
problem aftor nil.—-Cleveland Cltlsson.
NOTICE.
Tlio iniiyoi' and corporation of Colo-
iiiiui, Alln,, Invito nppllcatloim from
Hulliiblii ciinilldntOH for tlin position nf
Town OoiMliibli\ which duty will bo
r-imiblneil wllh that -of Snnlliiry In-
Hpe.-tnr and Clork find Treasurer lo
tho council. Applications wllh rpiall-
flent Inns, etc, to bo forwarded not
In ler llinn tho .'11 Hi. of Oclobor, 1010, to
HAM DHL RI IONIA,
11Y JAMES,
H. W. CLARK,
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C tlti*l l(.H*»i     *•__**.      hi tAtl.**     *L-_>_-_*til* tn ■*. f    t   , *._)
40 acros of fruit land at Creston
for salo, Waterod and woll located,
E. T., caro Lodgor Office.       ■   3-tp
FOR SALE—Furnished boarding
house. Proporty known as,,tho Gill
Boarding House. Apply Ross & Lnno,
barristers,
FOR SALE—Throe-room cottago on
corner lot,' . 00x120, Mason avonuo.
Prlco, $575, Terms, Box 371, Fornio,
B. C.
FOR SALE—Ono gonulno Wnlnut
bookenso; ono oak sideboard, Apply
at, tho Duthlo Hardware company.
FOR SALE—Onn-fonrth aero land;
two sldos foncod; West Fornio; $190
cash,   Appty "D" Lodgor Offlco.
FOR BALE Oil RENT—Two acros,
moro thnn half clonrod; partly cultivated; lnrgo barn and chlckon Iiouho.
Situated nt Cokato. AddroHs "M" euro
Lodgor.
BUSINESS  OPPORTUNITIES.
FOR HALE—MldillomnRH Bros., win-
ihiih of "Hunter Trophy," Arrow
Lukes fruit, fair, have a fow blocks of
partly Improved fruit land for Halo—
being purl of tliolr ranch, ono milo
from town nn goveriimeiil rond, lnko
froiiliigo, Chonp for ■.•ik'k Halo, Ad-
drosH, Arrow Park, II. C.       11-1 t-p
Fit-Reform has created many
notable styles for winter wear
The founders in Canada of high-grade, hand-tailored
garments have added new laurels to their fame by
the ftyles they have created for this season.
Our showing of Overcoats embraces the latest and
handsomest models designed by Canada's foremost
tailoring organization.
Let us show you the two Overcoats illustrated
above-lhe single and double
breasted "PRUSSIAN" Style,
in many new and exclusive
patterns.
$18. to $35.
ri?1
REFORM j§
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123
cttoit. Thnt whlrh wo dn conn"-.
wliPthrr It i-oiiiiIh for good or pvII
ileppiidH on the degree of our under-
nfMTiilInc nml 1.u> i-ntitlniilM' -imi .ll»-*,.,
tion of oiir efforts. U'li.U mihio people
do not HPeru to have nhKt-.rv.-_l, howovor, l» tlint there Is no littlo difference between hewing n lino nnd split-
ling n linlr; tlio render, of cotin*-,*,
oxi:«.'Ploil,—WfHtern Clarion,
!*f-f!t-r,_t!r-n of Lnbor. Inst Wc-ilncmliiy
filed n brief In the fiiinoiiH Illicit Slovo
ntul Itaniro compnny injunction rniie,
ther-f! wiih nolhing In tho boycott Injunction which they vlolnl-nd. In effect, Hip iiltornnyn nny thnt If tlin lib-
ertlert nf free Hpoech and free pross
nre to hn denied, tho eoiiHtlltillon
Hhould lw rewritten.
"In'it, nd nf tn<-Mr.nf ik- !(*Snrfv' nt
Hp.-f-.-h nnd conduct," the brief RtatPH,
".'i iioxv f-l.niup Oiniild lu- prMli'lr..) ;i«i
follow h;
"M'rovliled Hint they shnll not,
sinj:ly ur In fT*.*nb!ri;itl.*ri, expiess or
I
of Onleninn.
1?..?.t
Soft Impeachment Not Denied.
In   miMU-er   In   crlilfi   tlii-   Wt-ilern
< .nrlnn nayn ut Dw HoM-tll*-*.!  patty-
"Wo arc autocratic to the  extent
thnt  we refuse to trim! In hrirnf■■>?
with nnylxuly who -!•"_■■ «* not wtwh tohlexlr.- or make a r--i-ue«i which Hhall
go our way, ntul wo nro dogmatic to he contrary to the luti-reM of any
tlie oxii'iil Dint ut- will noi lie *..*_!.s pjuperty liol-W."
fleif niifff wo rrt whnt .*.■- nr-*1 n. -r,; "rf tht" I* d'trw •>■ ■. h-ill havo i..;ule
even thnut.li it p-iln* w* io n-liii-.iH-.i,mar. in tils relatlm.*. to hin Mint-** mnn
lhe advice, of llio-io who do not want • Mihin-rvleni to Mn- properly produced
us Hi Rcl then;." ' by liU haiiil."
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X.XeAm-a   _U_1WU V Al il JU  J.     X   J*-**
Veterinary Surgeon •
HBBH______MM___________
Calls promptly made, day or night
and satisfaction assured   *
Office, Fernie Livery.
Fernie.; B.C.
w^^^T^n—miscpu.anfoub.
WANTED TO RENT—Two or throe-
room hoimo; inimt ho pnrtlnlly fur-
nlBli«d; or wiil lnko two or throo fur-
nluhnrt roornn fnr llr-M boueinl.penlnr'.
cIoku Iii.   Iuqulro at Lodgor offlco or
nddroKH "R.' H. P." enro Lodger.
WANTRD—A limited numbor of
you iir lad Ioh to comploto cIiuib In
Dermatology, A full courso Includes
hatrdrc3Blns, marcel waving, hnir dyo-
Ing nnd bleaching, scalp trcatmontu,
friclnl mannnp;n for romovlni; wrlnlklcH,
bluclthciiilB anil Wc-iriluhos of tho sltln,
manicuring nnd clillflron'R hair cut-
ling, wig junking nnd hair work ln all
Its brunches, Oood positions are
onnl!y BQCiirril by BrniluntoB from thlH
coilcRc, Course open Octobor IStfj.
Pull psiukuUib ou uppUcatton to tho
»cer_*tnry, Ml»» Rv« .rpwell, Cunadlftn
rulle-K.. of'llprmnlolopy, 723 Ponder
mrcet, Vnncouvor, D. C.
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The'Crow's Nest Trading Co,
Sole Agents in Fernie
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