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Industrial, Unity is Strength.
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RECEIVE LONG S
TENCES
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Seven Years for Pres. Ryan—Others
Get from One to Six Years—   '
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..' _.INDIANAPOLIS, Jnd.,  Dec.  30.—A
remarkable scone in the struggle of
• the wives of the prisoners to .reach
■' •■ their husbands, .attended the sentence
'; , of the dynamite conspirators. It was
. ordered that all the spectators should
' -_be "cleared from the room and tlie prisoners be allowed to talk with the meni-
- bers of their families.'
-;    /Six"'men. were given'their freedom
through suspended sentences.    These
included Ed\vard Clark, of Cincinnati,
'- the dynamiter"who confessed the Mowing., iip of a bridge with the help-of
yHocklh." He had appeared as a. witness for the government.       '    -
• Ortle McManlgal, another confessed
dynamiter, was not sentenced at this
" '.time.   ., ' > 1-y
' ' In Bome cases sentence of one year
and7'one"day were imposed so .that
. thesemen"might be confined in a federal prison. ,r Prisoners with sentence
;,_ less than one year are kept in county
' ^aIls- .        fl -   • -
yY-Federal Judge.Albert B. Anderson
■had many of the prisoners whom he
said he considered less guilty than the
-rest", brought before him to make state-
• .-ments. V ,,       , ,   - '\
-'   All motions for new trials were'over
;: -ruled".;"by Federal' Judge.- Anderson.
Vf Motions for. arrest of judgement on be-
T.J^a^_.of all'the men also were over
^ruledy^s-soon-a's-thkcourt-conveii.-
' eda'few minutes >af ter 10 a.m. Dist-
riot Attorney Miller rose from his seat.
"If the .court pleases,   the. government asks for judgment on the verdicts," he said.       • -
- Chester H, Krum, counsel for. the'
prisoners then addressed the court.
"We ask in1 behalf of all the 38 men
found guilty that the verdict be set
aside." y
"The motion will be-over-ruled," said
the court..
The motions for arrest of judgments
were" likewise disposed of. Turning
toward the prisoners, Judge Anderson
said:        - .
"It has been more difficult than we
expected to arrive at -the degree of
guilt in each of your cases. Have any
of you anything to say why sentence
should not be pronounced against
you?"     ■ ,
To-this, _v few of the prisoners replied, and either protested their1 innocence, or'pleaded for leniency under
extenuating circumstances. In one
or two of these cases-the, judge took
tlie plea into consideration..- "
,. Prank M. Ryan, President of the
Iron "Workers' Union, was sentenced
to 7 years.   '■'_■*
John T. Butler,"^Vice-President, 6
years. -^.S.    ~ •'        ,    ',_   *
Herbert S. Hockin, former secretary,
and .formerly of -Detroit,' 6 years. ' -
^he-othersras'statedTib"ove7"airreceI^
ed from one up to .seven years.
SIX DEAD, EIGHT INJURED,
IN COAL CREEK SLIDE
Hundreds of Tons of Snow  Come
Down Mountain without Warn-;
ing—Dozen Men Entombed
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BiRIDGE ^GOLLAPSEO
Huntington, ..w.va...;. Jan.' i.—
, 'Bight men-were killed .and fifteenW
;'jured\when> a .freight train, on the
,{ Chesapeake and Ohio railroad went
-. through.a bridge,over the Giiyandotte
River, three miles from here'at 11
o'clock this morning. The known
dead are:
' .Engineer,- E. S., Webtber, Russel,'
Ky.. Emmett-Wood,.Talbot, W."Va.;-
Chas.''Maddy, Talbot, W. Va.; John
O'Connor, Huntington, ,W. Va.
., It Is' said that four more iron-workers wero. missing,
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TWO ACCIDENTS
AT CANMORE
CANMORE.~On December 26th' a
serious accident occurred as the result
of a whirlwind which did. some damage to Mr.- S tirtan's barn. Louis
Merapace was passing there at the
time and had his leg broken. He
was taken ,to the hospital where IiIb
injured leg was set, and from.latest
reports'is doing well under the' circumstances.   "
'CANMORE, 'Alta.—Another accident
happened on December 28th when
John Hedley and Alex.- Misievicz were
making, the gas for the moving .'pictures, in the basement of the -Miners'
Hall and the chemicals exploded burn-
-*ng-AIexrS-facer~'John"~Hedie"y"esT_aped"
unhurt. - One furnace was blown to
pieces and the damage Is'estimated at
about $400.00, .    v-
LLOYD GEORGE IS
LAUGHING LAST
.«
Doctors Continue- to * Bolt from Association In Favor oif Insurance
CARRYING  AWAY  THE  HUGE  MASS OF.8NOW
125,000 GARMENT WORKERS
ON STRIKE IN NEW YORK
..»'_
NHW YORK, N. Y„ Doc. 30,-Mon
nnd women garment workers,, oBtlmnt-
oil In numbor At 125,000, wont out on
strike In Now York today, tiding up np-
proximately 4,000 factories, Thoy
domnnd hlghor pay and bottor work.
Ing condltlona,
Mnsn mooting! of strlko, bogan as
oarly ai 4 a.m„ nnd nt di .light In n
drlzxllng rain plckot squads of twelve-
bnd boon pouted nt nil tlio factories
nffoctod, In oach nquad woro nt loast
two womon. Porty-flvo halts through,
out tho olty bavo boon ongngod by tho
strikers for gathering placos. Vlo-
Ionoo hnB boon dlscountonancod by tho
loaders and tho walk-out was accomplished with "no ill Border.
Tho wnlk-out wns ondoriod by 86,780
to i;m,
LIVELY RIOTS AND     .'
1 MANY ARRESTS
•trlkers   Storm,  Garment   Workors
Factory on Top Floor — Clerks
nnd Pollco Repeal Attack
N1DW YORK, Doo. Sl.—Sovornl llvo-
ly riots and n numbor of arrosts today
marked tho strlko of tho garment
i workers. Tbo most norloui trouble
wen at tho factoiv! of Qiultl., Gray and
Co., In Williamsburg, whore tho pollco reserves hnd to be called out ia
drive out «00 mon nnd women who
tried to atom tho building. Tho
strikers ndranoed from four dlrocUons
nnd sjflrtod to climb tie oUtra to jiiacU
the 850 employes on the top floor. A-
fow who suceoodotl woro mot by a
•/puid of clorka. nnd for nearly nn hour
a fight waa waged both Insldo and out
side tho building, Tho omployoos on
lho, upper floor holped tho pollco by
raining mlnsllos on tbo heads of tha
attacking pnrty, Pour policemen, who
taoro tho brunt of tho attnok woro bad-
ly usod up. Tho rosorvos stoppod
tho fight, but mndo no arrosts.
Tho strikers nnd tholr Bympnthhors
attacked othor factorloB, nnd nt ono
plnco 10 woro nrrostod boforo quint
wall restored. Tho clothing manufacturers aftor a conforonoo today do-
clarod that 70 por cont of tho employ-
os of nonunion shops woro still nt
work. Tho strlkors, on tho othor
hand, mnlntnlnod thnt thole forco hnd
boon nugumontod today by 25,000 ro-
f»riiH«        T\\if   rMVf.."!   i. n   , .
confornnoos during th* dny niirt dcrlnr-
od thoy would accept no compromise
They tliroatonod to oxtond tho strike
to othor cities if tholr domnnds nro
not Bntlaflod.
Wllllnm flrnwfn iwr/iti*]' iff »j<j
clothing trados association said that
nppllcntlons for work had como from
moro than 1,000 tullors.
"Wo havo not docldod yot," ho said,
"whother wo shnll omploy »trlko-broak.
ora or not."
Mombors of tho stnto board of mediation continued their efforta to
reach en understanding botweten the
contending ji parties and a conforonoo
hetueen Uio arbitration board of tbo
chamber of commerce And represents^
tlvoB of tbo two factions to the dis*
pute was held during the day In an
uudivitvor to settle the controversy.
NI5W YORK, Jnn. 2.-Wfforts to
settle the Garment Workerf Strike
today failed.
200   MINER8   ENTOMBED
I N.JAP COLLIERY
TOKIO. Dec 31.—Over 200 Japanese
coal miners were «ntombed and are
probably dead.as tho result .of an ex-,
plosion which .occurred in th* Ubarl
colliery' nt Sapporo on the island of
Hokkalde today.- Of the 200 and more
men who wore, working ln the galleries
of tho pit at the time, only threo were
brought to the surface alive and tho
officials fear that all the rest have
perished.
BOILER EXPLOSION KILLS 9
COLUMBIA, S. C, Doc. 28.~Sea-
board Air Lino officials hero roport
nlno wero Wiled In tho-oxploslon of
n bollor in ono of tho shop buildings of
the system nt Hamlot, N.C. Charles
B. Uttor, general foreman, his brothor, William ■ Uttor, Electrician Reynolds nnd bIx roundhouse helpers,
mostly nogrooB, nro dead, Tho cause
of tho explosion is not known.
,—n
' LONDON, Dec. 31.-jPh.'sicIans continue to giye in and agree to tlie terms
of the state insurance act.       ' '
In London nearly all the medical
men needed to serve on boards have
been obtained. The reports from the
provinces are equaily -.encouraging to
the chancellor of the, exchequer.
Two more, members have resigned
from the council of tlie British association because of thipir -disapproval
of its tactics."
BEAVER MI
STOP PRESS
8IR   RICHARD'S  CONDOLENCE
• Tho following wlro wns rocolvod by
W. R, Wilson, mnnagor of tho Crow's
Nost Pass Conl Co,, and hnndod to 'ub'
for publication nftor wo had gono tt
prosB:
"W. R. Wilson, Oonornl Mnnagor,
Crow's Nost Pass Conl Co,, Pernio,
D. O.
"I doeply doploro tho fntal snow.
Blldo at Conl Crook. Kindly ox-
tond my slncoro sympnthy to tho
Injured nnd rolntlvos of tho docons-
od persons,
'RICHARD McDRIDB."
About nine o'clock^ohy^ Christmas
night the house- of Mr. - McVicar. the
manager, was completely destroyed by
fire. The. origin of the. fire is not
known, as therebwas no .one iri the
house at the time;" Mr and "Mrs. Mc-
■Vlcar-belng'-arithe •c'tfftfiTenV Christ,
mas Treo, and no' fires had been left
in the, stoves before they left home.
It Is difficult, however, to account for
this being tho work of an Incendiary,
seeing that the manager of the mines
here Is well liked and respected by an
in the camp. As ovoryono was either
at the Christmas tree or skating rink,
tho fire was not noticed until It had
such a hold thnt the efforts of those
who attempted*to quonoh tlio flames
proved ineffective. The sympathy of
tho community. Is folt for Mr and Mrs.
McVicar ln this honvy loss, as they
woro only partly insured.
Six nights lator another - flro occurred. On Now Year's Eve, botwoon
11 nnd 12 o'clock, tho ,tent belonging
to Mr. Simon McDonnld caught flro
through, lt is supposed, tho overheat-
od stovo plpo. With tho exception
of two trunks and a few odds nnd ends
saved by Mrs. McDonald everything
wns Iqst. Tho tont, with two others,
nre situated well up on tho hill, too
far. away for spoorty assistance, Mr.
McDonald hnd only loft town tho day
boforo on a visit to Passburg.
TRAGIC DEATH OF
MAN IN BELLEVUE
BELLEVUE, Dec. 20.—On Christmas
afternoon John Cappleson left Belle-,
vue to drive Mrs. Wm. Sihvon and another lady *to Coleman. The next
morning about,four, a.m., the team he
had been driving was round tangled
in their harness up against a telephone
pole between Frank and Blairmore.
^A couple of hours later the dead body
of Cappleson was found lying on the'
side of the road, a few hundred yards
from where the horses had been found.
When picked lup' the body was still
warm. The face of the dead man was
badly cut'and.'there was also a large
nole in his head.    It is suppose_d_tbat
CARPENTER AND ELECTRICAL SHOPS        \
DEMOLISHED—LIGHTS EXTINGUISHED
Five Bodies Interred New Year's Day
Funeral Largely Attended--All
Festivities Postponed
LIST OF DEAD
ROSARO DANIELE.
THOS.  CATANORA.
JAS; BUCKLEY.    ^
WM. MALLYCZUK.   •
ALEX. WORTHINGTOX.
HENRY NEIL.        ,   •>    '
INJURED
NICHOLSON.  — injured
the unfortunate man was asleep In tho
rig, as people who met the team on
the road noticed that the team were
apparently guiding.themselves. The
team evidently had become frightened
and overturned-the rig and in all pro^
bability dragged the man some dis'
tance.    *The body, was removed" to
the-Mou_ited.PeilCB.BarrBr.ksat*Frank,
■ Mr.,Cappleson was a FInlander nnd
had boen a, resident of Bellevue for
somo tlmo where he was highly respected by all who knew him. ■ Ono
brother in Oregon, and a married sis-
etr ,in Canmoro, Alta., aro tho only
relations of the deceased man,
-Injured back and
dis-
T——
INDICTED FOR
TRAIN WRECK
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Doc. 31.—8I»
toon officials and dlroctora ot the Cincinnati, .Tsmll.nn nnd Dayton Rait
road nnd two trnlnmon wero Indicted
oti>hnrffi»» of Involuntary manalauEU-
tor by tho Marlon county grand Jury In
eonnootlon with lis Investigation of
tho wreck on thnt rond In n suburb,
on November 16. Sixteen persons
wern killed when n insienger train
ran Into open nvtttrh nml collided with
a freight trnln.
Prosecutor Frank, p„ Raker snys ho
will mnko an e':>t _ to bring the In lilted rnllrond offjehls t.» trlnl as soon s v
PJSHlillO. N.
MEXICAN RAILWAY EMPLOYEES ON STRIKE
Demand Higher Wages and nn Eight'
Hour Workday For All Involved
LA11I3DO, Tox„ Doc. 27,—Two thousand shop employees or tho Nntionnl
rnilwny of Mexico went on strlko todny bocnuso of tho refusal of tho mnii>
ngomont to grnnt an night-hour day
nnd an Incroaso In wages,
Tho strike was called simultaneously nt Son Luis Potosl, City of Moxlco,
Nuovo Laredo J00 sklllod mechanics
nnd 100 othor employes wnlkod out,
Tho shops nro olosod,
Bocnuso of tho nlrcndy domornllzod
conditions along tho lino of tho rail'
way aB the result or rohol activity, the
Btrlko has causod tlio grontest con-
cent. Kallroad officluls refuse to (lis-
uutit, thn miual.tm 6ojoiu. ttnuing that
Hio strike will not causo a tie-up of the
llnp« and thnt they bollevo regular
trnln sorvlco can bo mnlntnlnod.
At n numbor of-points bridges und
tt-..-.oi.« iiHt-i tiiMin burned tiy tbe ro-
volutfonnrlos nnd long strttchos of
rondbod destroyed.
Thn employes presented tholr domnnds somo weeks ni;o with nn ultlmn-
turn thnt If limy wero not nccepted, a
strike would lm ettUfi, JWoro the ond
of tho yenr. No intimation hnd boen
fflwn, howftvor, Mint fodny was ycltliid
as tho date of tho walkout,/
U. 8. STEEL WILL
BUIU) IN CANADA
NKW* YORK. Dec. 31. - Tho U. U.
Stool Corporation yesterday docldod
to oroct a twenty million dollar plant
at Sandwich. Ont. Tb*. plant will In-
elude blast furnaces, wire rail structural and bar mills,
C.P.R. OPPOSES
COMPENSATION ACT
Railroad Joins with Insurance Compan.
les In Opposing Proposed State
Control of, Insurance
TORONTO, Dec, 31-Aro the employ
ors' liability Insuranco companies ' to
bo allowed to stand botweon tho omployors and Injured workmon and to
mnko monoy out of tho distribution of
compensation for lnJurloB?
This Ib the crux of a struggle be-
twoon tho Canadian Manufacturers'.
Association and Its allies on tho ono
hand nnd tho Insuranco companies on
tho othor. Now comes tho news thnt
tho C. P. It., representing itsolf as one
of tho largoBt employers of labor In
Ontario, hns nlllod Itsolf with tho Insuranco compnnlos In opposition to tlio
proposod system of componsatlon
undor state control.
In tho brief submitted to fllr William Meredith, the C. P. It says: "Tho
company considers it desirable thnt
somo lnw should ho put on tho stntuto
book, of tho provlneo of Ontario with
this objoot In vlow, but lt firmly dnnUm
thnt thono doslrublo results would
bo obtained by tho onnctmont of tiny
measure of compulsory state or dnsB
Insuranco,
"A still further objection advanced
hy tho C, p. n. is that In nn effort to
mnko n good showing by keoplng down
rntos to plonso tho employing clnsBos,
thoro would hn n resulting doflclt that
would linvo lo bo. mnno good by the
public tronsury.   It objects stronuous-
!<'   tn   ntii»   ntn*    i..1,,.,i       t■    .        ..   ,
 ,.v.vwj    ..    tiuum   i/v
cnmpftllnrt tn contribute to n Mnt" Iji-
surnnco fund atld bo forced to shnro
tho nccldent liabilities of other mil-
ronds."
under tho scheme proposod by the
mnnufnrtiirlnir nfmnpinM/vn M.* J"'>;r' -*
workman would look to tho goVern-
mont for his compensation, Tho as-
soifmnont for tho support of the com-
ponsatlon fund would bo on thn pny.
roll.
ARCHIE
back.
PERCY JONES/
pelvis.
FRED  PLATT.—Fracture  and
location ofvfoot; wound on face.
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shoulder and injury to back.
TONY SECRBTI.—Fractured ribs.
GEO. MICHELL.—Injured leg.
SAMj KING.—Bruized   knee.
WALTER    CAMPBELL,—Crushed
fingers, knee and face cut.
" THE DI8ASTER!
' Tfie "'disaster' oiriam'^TOTytVar
cast a gloom over both Coal Creek
and Fornlo, many of the Now Year
festivities being cancolled as a consequence     Thero Is very little to add
dow and remarked to the company's
Welshman, "There must be something
wrong." He listened and heard some-'
body yelling. His first impression
was that someone had been electrocuted, nnd rushed out:. Ho met a
man holdlug his-arm, and'when he
asked him what was the trouble re-'
ceived n* answer. Tlie man was evidently stupified, and he told him "to,
go into the'weigh box. Further on
he saw a man sitting down,"and the'
same question, was put to him, but
with the same'result. Martin tried
to lift him up,;but he did not' let him.
Still further__ahead-hB.mflLy_>t_-flnp.h«r-^-
■_L.
one, and from him'he learned; not'-in1.
words, but by gesture; tliat there was
something the mattery he   pointing
with his finger to the spot    He' looked, and all that he could' see was a
pile of snow.   Ho rushed to. the Bceiie.
but could not see nor hear anybody.
He thon rushed back and Bhoutod for""
lamps<and shovels.   The "three lnjur-4JtTS^MS
Cd mon'whom Martin met"; * '"" " "'" "
were takon to the weigh shack.
Gray rushed off for the-
Martin with others started 'shovelling.;"
Martin believed that his brother waa''
1 r&fer"*
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ANOTHER 8CENE O F THE DI8A8TER
to that whloh appeared In our "Spec-
Inl" of Monday, tho main dotalls of
which will bo found on pnge 2 of this
Issuo. Fortunately, us anticipated, no
further bodies worn found, and all
tho Injured nro progressing vory satisfactorily. The nctunl causo of tho
disaster Is only too well known, but
as to the exact hnpponlngs Immediately following It thoro nro various versions nnd opinions, Theso, howovor,
uro moro details In comparison, nnd
Ih not surprising, for In tho excite-
ment, commotion und eagerness to
roscuo vory little thought could bo
given to taking In tho Immediate sur-
roumllngs, Seven n.m,, thoso days,
Is pitch dark, and this too must hnvo
handicapped tho work In mnny res-
pectH,
Another Version
One of the first, If not the first, on
tho scene was Hnrry Martin, nnd his
iffifcls ..       .   t      41 it i
v...,,..      ^t       _,».*.      s «i \n.in L/|ij|i.       H4I4      UV
fonnil nf intoront Mr MiirMn ".jv'i
thnt nt tho time he wns In tho weigh
shnck, tho first enr having just come
on tho scale to bo wolghod. when all
tho lights went out,    Ho got up from
riff thli cliin-   InffVnA *\.,.,.,i,.i,  .1.     ,, i
Iii tho pllo, and waB greatly relieved
whon a fow minutes Inter ho found
lilm walking nbout halo and hearty.
A Prophecy Thst Come True
Four years ago, whon lho cribbing
wns bolng oroctod which was thon considered to bo a safeguard against n
repetition of thc iilirlo of 1007, n fow
men wore standing al Coal Crook station waiting for thn train. Tho con-,
vorsntlon turned upon snowslldos, nnd'
ono of the party, an old timer, ro-
marked that It would bo but a fow
years when another sllritt would como
along nnd xhoot right, over tho cribbing, llu explained that snow nnd
othor ipfiiHn would iilln up bnhlnd the
cribbing, so rant thnt It Is but n mat-
tor of two or throe yours boforo It
gets heaped up to tho top, and whon
Uiu next slide comus alonit tho Additional voloclty it would Kill ii by Jump-
Ing tho cribbing, would do greater
diininKo with fnr worn*, fntnt rnantfu
than tlio first one.
THE FUNERAL
Never In the hlntory of Fornlo has
tlt-iro boon sucli a procession as ||.u
MM FOR HIGHER PHY
\>..u.,tiuYii_.u ou k'ttmi »)
THREE MINERS KILLED IN
SANDON SNOWSLIDE
LONDON, Dec. 28.—Increased pay,
which wilt amount to 13,000,000 a year
has heen asked by tho town and country post offlco officials of Ilrltaln.
The applicants assert that when their
ikulHrluii wnr.. fixed Chrtntmss hox«a
wero taken Into consideration. Theso
th«y state only amount to 11,540.000.
Thny a«k lor the abolition of thn
Christmns !w>xr* If (hoy g^t the Increase askrd for.
J
Bodies Cannot Be Recovered until Spring—Six
Fln.andcrs Caught
BANDON. D. C. D/*o. 31.—As th«
minors,, wero going from tho Noble
Mv* mlno to their bonrdlnR houso nt
noon yesterday, six mon wero caught
In a wry large snow slide from tho
mountain, 2,000 tcct ftbovft. Threo
Philanders were killed and tint other
throo hnd miraculous escape*. A rescue party started out lmn.odia.oly.
no trace could bo found »f their bodies
which will not bo r*tovcrod until
spring.
Th^nlMfi fn tinnn-n na the Pcadu.au '
slide, ibne man being lest In the same
placo last yoar.
The* snowstorm, which Iwb hoon rag-
Ing for tho lost 48 hours, is ono of
tho worst seen In this district In ro-
emit years, -\>.-*.._-.-».
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PAGE TWO
THB DISTRICT LEDGEB, FESNIE,  B, C, JAMJABY 4, 1913.
*_, J« tl •
07'   :">"..-":.
CREAM
BAKING POWDER
A Pure Cream of Tartar Powder
Indispensable to best results—saves
worry—saves work—saves money—
saves health—saves complaints at table
THECOALCREMK
Report of ihe Terrible Disaster as -".given
in our Special Issue Monday
INCREASE OF 2,400,-
000 TONS IN OUTPUT
Coal Mines of Alberta Being Rapidly
Developed to Meet Growing Market
in    Prairie    Provinces—Forty-Four
New Mines Opened up in the Province of Alberta This Year.
EDMONTON, Alta., Dec. 30.—That
Alberta ,is becoming more and more
the coal field of the prairie provinces
is shown by returns which are being
received by the mines branch of the
Department of Public Works for the
province.     John T. Stirling, the provincial inspector of mines, stated yesterday that he estimated the output or
Alberta coal during the year just closing would be quite 4,000,000 tons, as
against 1,694,564 in 1911. A large part
.of this coal is shipped to centres in
Manitoba  and  Saskatchewan.
44 .Mew Mines
During the   year   44   mines   have
been opened up i_._the province, the
majority of these being in the Edmonton' district. The older miues'of South-
-  ern Alberta,  around  Lethbridge and
" the Crow's Nest Pass, have largely increased, their output.
' A-new and up-to-date rescue'station
has .'just'been established by, the provincial government at Lethbridge.- The
•rescue station is fitted up with    ap-
" pllances for ten men for ,fire fighting
below, the surface.     The other pro-
p?incl¥r7esc"ulTltarionratTJlairmore7ls"
.fitted  up with apparatus for. eleven
men.'   ^Other stations will  be  established this year in the Edmonton district. .       - ■ '
The branch of the Canadian Mining
Institute which has been formed in
Alberta Is growing rapidly In membership . and importance About 100
mining engineers, _nans!,!.prs and
others engaged in miniwz hate-joined
ti.e Institute. Two moe.! igs have
already been held, and the next quarterly meeting will be held at Fernie lri
March.
MINING COMETITION8
Mining competitions.—W.   R. Wilson
Offers Three $50.00 Prizes
The president of- the (branch, W. R.
Wilson, has offered threo fifty dollar
prizes for papers on mining subjects
by members of the institute belonging
to the Rocky Mountain branch.'- Tne
subjects are as follows:-
1. For the best paper illustrated by-
drawings or sketches on underground
haulage dealing with the varying conditions in the flat mining areas of tbe
provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Also the varying broken and
undulating seams of the Rocky Mountain areas. Papers on this subject
will be .presented at the second regular meeting of the branch.
2. For the .best paper on mine
ventilation, accompanied by plans illustrating the system best adapted to
flat, irregular and pitching seams.
Papers on this subject will be presented at the third regular meeting of the
branch.
3: For the best paper on mining
coal under the general conditions .prevailing in both the flat mining areas
of the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan and the Rocky .Mountain
areas, including pillar extraction under the various conditions found in
the different districts and when accompanied by dangerous roof breaking and irregular settlement with possible effect upon' main roadways and
open old work areas. Papers on this
subject will be presented at the fourth
regular meeting of the branch.
Mr. Stirling is secretary of the
branch.
_ Strikes have been particularly numerous in Russia this year, and the
number of workers involved during
the past nine months, in comparison
with the same period last year, has
been eight to one. The present year's
total so far (827,000)',1s about two-
thirds of what it was in the revolutionary year of 1905 (1,277,00). In
1906, the number of strikers throughout Russia was 1,075,000, and in the
i
following year there was a drop of
about 300,000. Last year was a comparatively peaceful time In the labor
centres of Russia, for ln the first nine
months only 105,000 were Involved in
disputes whero work was stopped. It
ought to bo observed, however, that,
ns in 1905 and 1906, tho greater number of tho strikes during tho past
nine months haveiucen entered Into ln
ordor to call attention to political grievances.
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L., President
ALEXANDER LAIRD JOHN AIRD
General Manager Aseletant General Manager
CAPITAL, $15,000,000 REST, $12,500,000
SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS
Interest nt the current rate is nllowed on all deposits of $1 nnd
upwards. Careful nttcntion is given to every account Small accounts
arc welcomed.   Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may bo opened in the names of two or moro persons,
withdrawals to bo made by nny one of them or by tho survivor, 81
L, A, 8. DACK, Manager. FERNIE BRANCH
A. C. LIPHARDT
JEWELER  AND  OPTICIAN
FERNIE,   B.C.
Krrajion and Rennqii
Are selling Agents for an
ESTEVAN (Sask.)
SUBDIVISION
Further details will be given later
Just as Ave are about to .celebrate the passing of
1912 Ave are confronted by a catastrophe at Coal
Creek that is surpassed only bjj the,, "big
blimp "of May 22nd, 1902, when one hundred and
thirty tAVO men were hurled to eternity by an explosion of gas. • "While the cause of today's disaster is neither gas, nor in any way' connected with
the getting of coal, and did not occur in the mines,
it serves as an instance to illustrate the insignificance of man Avhen Nature starts to assert her latent powers.
We have been complimenting ourselves on the
beautiful weather that Ave have been enjoying—
in spite of the heavy snoAvfalls. The mildness of
the weather, the warm winds, and the intermittent
thaAvs have dangers that few of us realize, in spite
of the fact that they are hanging over our head
day and night more threatening than the sAvord of
Damocles. • ' ' ■
Only the more daring among us ever climb the
mountainside to get an idea of the vast quantity of
snow that lies on the benches, and the danger that
results from the drifting Avinds is generally lost
sight of in our admiration for the beautitul effect
ofJ the suoav clad slopes. Still, as'one looked u^
the steep slope of the mountain rising above the
scene of tlie calamity that occurred this morning,
one caiionl fail f» recognize an air of warning in the
steepness of the mountain Avith its ledges and
benches upon which the snow accumulates, and our
attention is drawn to this particular, place on account of the knoAvlcdge of. a previous disaster in
this identical spot, in December 1906, when Chas.
Douglas was killed and another man injured. After
this accident siioav sheds, or cogs, Avere erected to
break up any slides that might descend at a future
date. This puny break in the descending avalanche of snoAv apparently failed to serve as any
protection, for it Avould appear that the mass of
snoAv came right over this, completely demolishing
the buildings standing .in its way.   • __
VICE-PRESIDENT HAYES   „__■-,
WELL PLEASED-WITH^-V' '
.   THE STRIKE 8ITUATION
_THE__S0ENE_OFj_THE=DISASTER_
The "disaster occurred, at 6.55 this morning, and
within a £cav minutes .there Avere hundreds of men
frantically digging the snoAv aAvay in a desperate
effort to rescue those Avho were buried beneath it.
Supt. Shanks Avas early on the scene and directed
.operations. The cries for help of two of the unfortunates were audible, and these Avere the first
two, out. During the day the task of displacing
the thousands of tons of snow Avas steadily going
on. Up to the_.time._of going to press no further
casualties than those reported above is knoAvn, and
no others are expected. The carpenters and electricians' shops, which were in the same building,
is one mass of wreckage, In December, 1906, thc
landslide caught a part of the carpenters' shop,,
but this time it completely demolished it. Tho
exact site of the accident is betAveen No. 9 and Old
No; 1 North. The mines immediately censed operations, and the men returned to town about 9
a.m.
EYE-WITNESSES TO THE SCENE
Ernest Neidig, the tipple boss, said that about
6.45 he Avas in tho super's office taking his instructions for tho day. Generally ho takes up n big
gang of men to clear the track and surroundings
of snow, but on this occasion, for some inexplicable
reason, he docided to go up to No. 39 incline with
thc steam dinky, and another man, to tako a run
through the snow. This is tho first morning, ho
said, tfh.it.h_. only put such a fow men on. When ho
saw no lights around tho enr ponton.' shop ho immediately concluded that thero was something wrong,
When he got doAvn tliere he, of course, saAV Avhat
had happened and acted accordingly. Threo Italian laborers, who woro working on tho track, Avoro
knocked clean over tlio railing and Avoro killed
mtright, Thoro Avns a tremendous wind blowing
at tho timo and tlio riiow brought down with it
u largo » ii in bor of stumps nnd trees which worn
strewn around in all i.lroclions.
Supt. Shanks, Avhon soon, wna hard at work, but
in between lie told our representative that ho wns
in tho Avi.sh-lioiiHO putting on liis pit boots when
tho accident happened. IIo arrived on tho scene
shortly aflei". Tho Iohs to the company proporty
Avas only between s.fl,000 and #4,000.
" I. Foster, who is employed in the carpenters'
shop, says that about 7.05 he Avas in the shop, when
he heard a noise which he immediately recognized
as a snowslide, having been • close to, and
au. actual eye-witness of the 1906 occurrence.
He, together Avith the others there, made a dash
for the open door, except J. Buckley (the
"man who Avas standing by his side when the
1906 slide occurred)., Buckley is numbered amongst those killed, together Avith young Alec Worth-
ington, who Avas empoyed in the same shop. , Poster immediatey took a hand in the rescue operations, and the first men brought out Avere AV.
Bennett and Fred Piatt.' The former was not much
hurt, but the latter Avas not so fortunate, having
sustained some serious injuries and wounds. In
tlie electrical shop there Avas only Georgie Michel,
who at the time, was lighting the fires, and made a
dart for> safety. He Avas, hoAvever, caught and
sustained serious injuries. >
Young Michel Avas not brought^doAvn to the hospital in Fernie; but was conveyed by our rig from
Dr. Workman's house to his oavu home, a distance
of about 150 to 200 yards. A short journey though
tliis Avas, it Ay as an extremely painful one to the
injured boy, as Avith every lurch 'of.the cutter he
was compelled to give vent to screams of agonized
pain. His cries were truly pitiable, and he looked
a total Avreck. There is every hope of his life be-
ing saved, although at what cost to his health and
strength it is difficult to surmise. It" is probable
that at any rate he Avill be crippled as a result of
his injuries.
From another report of the catastrophe, related
by one Avho was at work on the tipple at the time,
it seems that the extinction of the lights soon after
seven this morning'did not.convey any idea'tliat
anything out of the ordinary had happened. However, as the lights Avere not switched on again^ a
suspicion that there was an accident somewhere began to be felt; and just then some of those Avho
had not been severely hurt came running on to the
-tipple~with-the-news-of-the-liav6c-that-had-been-
AATqught in the carpenters' and saw "sharpening
shops by a snoAv slide. At once men left for the
scene of the disaster, and they at once set to work
getting the victims out of the' debris.', Amongst
the dead is AlecWorthington, upon A\rhom the doctors and men Avorked for almost two hours in their
efforts to bring him around, but.in spite of all
their efforts they had finally to admit failure.
Great credit is due to the Superintendent Shanks,
who did not spare himself in his efforts to rescue
the dead and injured, and there is not the slightest
'doubt that more than one of the injured owes his
life to the splendid and almost superhuman efforts
of the supt. on their behalf. This opinion has been
expresed to us by an eye Avitness, and Ave give it the
publicity it deserves,
Other cyc-Avi tn esses havo tho same report to
make. Whilst with the men who were at work
removing tho siioav and debris there Avas ho commotion or confusion, it was difficult, in the midst
of death, to. obtain much detailed information. It
Avould appear; however, that whilst six aro seriously injured and in thc hospital, thoro aro a number of men, less seriously injured, Avho proceeded
to thoir homes.
Further details and photographs of tho scene of
the disaster will be published in our noxt Friday's
issue.
The strike" on CaMii - and . Patot
Creeks •web never in J^ette'r shape than
it, is. at the present" time. During
my recent visit to, the strike.zone,
I was, much impressed with the splendid spirit of solidarity and the determination on the part of every- striker
to stand loyally by toe cause until a
just settlement is .secured. With such
a spirit as the governing force there
is no' power on earth or in the hea-
\ens aibove that «an .prevent" the,_sue-
cess of this battle for human rights.
Tl may not be amiss to say that every
resource of. our ^great■ -organization
will ever beused in behalf of our comrades on Cabin and Paint Creeks.
This is an age of organization, and
It is1 the height of folly for the operators to believe that West Virginia can
long remain unorganized. Our organization ls here to stay, and we feel
confident of the final outcome. If
certain operators can meet and treat
with the roganizatlon in this state,
there is no good reason why the Cabin and Paint Creek operators cannot
do likewise. Our wage scale and conditions are not prohibitive but are relative and competitive, and if the operators are sure of .the fairness of
their position, they cannot consistently refuse to meet the representatives
of the miners in joint conference.
Like Tennyson's brook, this struggle
will go on forever until this method of
joint dealing is established.
With faith in the justice of our position, and .with a~8urance of our heartiest support of the present struggle, I
am -~
Fraternally yours,
FRANK J. HAYES,
International Vice President.
Dr..O. FAU8ETT,;
,'_ M Dentist,^ >
..- COI-EMAN, Alberta.   '
Office in Cameron Block
All Work Guaranteed
JOHN
BARBER, D.D.8.,'L DS,
^' DENTIST;,    •
Office:: Henderson' Block, Fernie, B.c!
•   ' Hours: "8.30 to 1 • 2 to 5.--"'?.•..■;
.   *.  . ~    -.'■'v i '■
a "'■,.-' - J. , ''
. Residence: 21, Victoria Avenue. ..'."
RECOLLECTIONS OF THE 1906 SLIDE
The snoAv slide in 1000 also occurred onrly in tho
morning, around eight o'clock. Tlio snow at that
timo wns particularly heavy on account of having
boon sodden by tho heavy rains preceding. '
Clius, Douglas Avas at work at liis bench in tho
enrpontors' shop, when tho iiuihs of snow, coming
in contact with tho building jore nwny tho rear end
of tho shop and part of tho roof. ■ Tho unfortmiiito
mnn was buried in the snow and wreckage, and
when found by tlio rescue party had siiccumbod.
Thoro was only ono othor working in tlio shop nl
tho timo, .lack (.ninpholl who was nt his
bench on tho opposite side, and escaped without
serious injury, little difficulty being experienced
in extricating him from tho light covering of siioav
in which lio wns found.
DEMOCRATIC AU8TRALIA
mcciivM. io un iinifi in A.;m—un-
lU'pa)l.'allon ct Tnjji.
Ml-LIIOURNlfl, Dec. B3.~With the
close of the Australian parliament Sat-
unlay tnembora aro buay In tholr con-
Btltuenclofl getting ready for tho April
for returning Is snld!to bo good but
tho batllo will be n bluer contest,
Tlio liberal party during ttie laBt three
yoara of labor admlnlitratlon has been
forcod to adopt mothods of the labor
party In preparing ft solid platform to
which every candidate will be plegod
Tlu»!r iilntform Jiidtr'lnir by that of
tuo state liberal i>srtlei, will bo
strongly democratic and not a great
deal more conservative than tlielr oo.
poncnti. Tbe towing ettsctloo, carrying with It orfere-idum on tbe national'
Irntinn ef th* trusts operating in the
coin mon wealth together will) fodoral
control of trade and commoriffl end !»■
dustrla) affair* will be one ol unusual
Importance,    '
NATIONALTIE8 OP
INDUSTRIAL WORKER8
Tilt- r.j... .j-l. ajjja Ol.'ili' Dwud of In
il u nlr lul StntlHtlrs Iuih gathered uomo
complete reports roncoriilng tho va>
rloiiH nntlonelltlPH roproHontnd In tlio
Industries of that stnto, bo fnr ns 151
'.» n., .... i i  i   i •        	
kit    ...fctw   M.fc)W4V   ..*.._>«_*».'«._.   ...aS*   *.v*»>»'.».».
ed. Aa the .cumin nro announced,
there ore 490,027 natlvo workers, 327,-
000 foreign workon. and G,125 negroen
the latter evidently not being Included In those cluHnlficd ns "nntlvo"
worker*. During the pnst year the
Incroaso waa lai«.iy in native work*
or», -.em* i4,.i74 imtlvo nnd 1.B17
foreign 'workers, v. Idle tlio number of
negroes omployod dotroaied 737.
Tbla decrease In Die number of negroes employed wit., mostly In tbe ceal
mines, aome of tin* stw) and toxtllo
Industries showing * sll«ht Increase.
In coal mining lho foreigner* greatly outnumber the native workern, na
ahown by these flKures; Anthracite
worker*, f.2.S_2 tiativn   and   112,915
forolgnorH; bituminous workors, ■10,-
1.68 natives and 115,707 foreigners. In
uitibi tu..ia_i.«. ..tu ivm'ntLH.tB w.fco i/U.-
iiumVcr Ilie nntU'cn Yy (V7__. to 1,31 f.
Hut tlio natives employed grcntly out-
numbor tbe forolgnors in all othor Industries, pnrtlcnlnrly In stenl plnnts,
rolling mills, machinery and holsery
boots and shoe plants.
Tho bonrd flguros trorn thoso statistics that, ao far ns Pennsylvania Is
concorned, natives nro _> employed
mainly In tho unskilled pursuits.
WORLD'S LARQEST COLLIERY
Asfclngton colliery. Northumberland,
Knglnnd, Is claimed to bo tha largest
In tbe world. Tbe royalties iioU by
tho company covered, an area ef 25.4
miles, There are aeven winding abafts
capablo of turning out from 11,000 to
12,000 tone of coal per day, tho nver-
ngff dully output at present being 11,000
tons, and this wages bill ranges from
II2MM lo I15WW fortnightly.
ALEXANDER MACNEIL    .
7'^Barrister. Solicitor, Notary, etc.
Offices: Eckstein Building!  .
Fernie, B.C.     \       1
F. C. Laws Alex. I.FIaher
LAWE A FISkER^      ■ y
ATTORNEYS
Fernie, B. C.
L.    H. _ PUTNAM
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public, ete.
BLAIRMORE,
ALTA.'
MINERS'. INSURANCE PLAN ,
There Is now on foot a movement
among the miners employed under the
Lehigh Valley Coal Company, to establish au insurance feature around
the mines that will act as a protection
to widows and orphans of victims killed in the mines. 4 -Petitions are being
circulated among the employes, and
when sufficient names are secured' the
paper will be presented to the company authorizing It to deduct so much
irom the earnings of the men,and pay
the total amount to the heirs of'the
deceased. Under the plan proposed,
every miner earning oA'er. a certain
amount would contribute 50-cents for
every .death, while .the lowest paid
class of labor would give 25 cents.
-The. men.have_request&cLthat the com-
pany contribute a proportionate share.
•In tho event that the plan is.adopted,
' the men agree to work on the day that
an< employe is being burled.
SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING     - ■
REGULATIONS ,
COAX, mining rights of, tho Dominion, In Manitoba,- Saskatchewan and
Alborta, the Yukon Territory, the'North
West" Territories and ln a portion "of
the Province ot .British Columbia, may ,
be leased for a. term of twenty-one
years at an annual rental ot Jl an acre.
Not more than 2,560 acres wll be leased
tO'
one applicant,
tlo
JASPER PARK COLLIERIES
The Jasper Parle Collieries Co.. in.
which the Alworths and E. B, Hawkins, of Duluth, are interested, has
lust made a new contract for the delivery of steam coal to the Grand
Trunk Pacific. The contract calls
for 500,000 tons, and it Is understood
that the price ls $2.65 perv ton'. Tho
company's coal properties are situated
210 miles west of Edmonton, at-Yel-
lowliead Pass. Tlio company has boen
developing thoso projitrtles for the
two years and will no prepared in the
course of another month to deli /or
2,200 tons of coal per day of ten hours
to tho Grand Trunk Pacific,
W. D. Wilson, former International
socrotary of tho United Mine Workers
of Amorica, was not re-elected to Congress at the rocont election, but ho Is
said to be slatod for.BOcrotary of the
Department of Commerce'and Labor
ln President Woodrow W.lleon'B cabl-
noL—Goal and Coko Operator.
If you were told of a new
discovery for the treatment of
coughs, colds and bronchitis,
as certain in its action on all
chest troubles as anti-toxin is
on diphtheria, or vaccination on
small-pox, wouldn't you (eel
like glvina it a trial ? Especially
il you coul.1 try it lor filty cents 1
Peps is the discovery I
Pspuviollttle Iftliluls, nafttly wrip-
nod In air and gorm-pratf silver full.
Tliey oonUIn oertuin niwllolrul iogru.
dientt, wliioh, wlmn placed upon the
tongue, immmllttuly turn Into vapour,
and are at onoe broitlmd down the air
puugai to tha luna«. On tholr iournny,
thoy icothc tlie iniUmod ind IrriUUxi
inombranoi of tho bnmol.i.il tubes, tlio
dellesto wslU ef th* air paiueei, and
flnnllir *nt*i- and on cm t-ntlnf umihmHnf
to the oaplllui-_ and tiny a t aaos in tha
In a word, wlillo no liquid or solid
can gal to the lu gi and air pa lages,
tb«te Pepe fume* a*% thero direot, ami
at onco cumm.mm tnolr work of Imalln _;.
I'm. _ ar« entlroly distlno. from thn
fM.ffll'Mnrip;, Itrti'td rv>w»1i rxirM, which
arero-rfllyiirtlfovod into th» stoni»cli,
and nam reach tbe limgs. P«pi treatment of coughs and ootdi ia direct treat*
aunt.
If too lure not yot trtad Pepe, out
eat this artl4e, write, acmes it
the name and data ef tide p*per,
and well ft (with le. aUmn to
•j warn roeUfln) fcoPiijn IX,
'oronto,   A  free trial packet
will  tlien   ba   e«nt   yon,
AU droftfiet*  and
store* lell Pepe at
Application for a.lease must be made .
by the   applicant   ln   person   to   the
Agent or Sub-Agent of the district in:
whlclrthe rights applied for are situated. ,i
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by sections, or legal sub-divisions   of  sections/ and  ln   unsurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be'
staked out by the applicant himself. \-
Each apilcatlon must be accompanied
by a fee of S5 which will be refunded If,,
the rights applied for are not available,
but not otherwise.   .A royalty.shall be
paid on the merchantable output of the'
mine at the rate of five cents per ton.
..The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with-Bwdrn returns
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined an dpay the royalty   thereon.      If   the   coal   mining
rights   are   not  being  operated,' such
returns  should  be  furnished  at  least
once a year.
.' ".The lease will Include the coal mUlng
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be. considered necessary for the working of the mine
afcthe rate of $10.00 an acre. , -
•  For    full .  Information . application
should,be_made-t©-the,gecretary_0t-the.i
Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or
to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion, Lands. ..■_■>..
W. W. Cory.
. Deputy Minister of the Interim-;
N.B—Unauthorized publication of this
advertisement will not be Dald for.
KING'S  HOTEL
Bar supplied with the best Winesi   .
' Liquors and .Cigars
DINING ROOM  IN (30NNEGTIGK-
VV. MILLS,
Prop
Fernie Hotel
Best Commercial House
in the Pass
Excellent Cuisine
Fernie Cigar Store'
and Halrdresslng Parlor
Billiards and Pool
Lunch Counter
Ban Wallace -   Mgr.
Waldorf
Hotel
P. V. WHELAN, Manage.:
T\-.Lr* i\f*\ tyf\ __, .« ,(  ,,„
AXUfcW y*..UlJ t«t.U  UJS
Hot and Celd Water
Blaetrlo Llghtad
Steam Heated.
'Phone In avery room.
Sample Hoomt on Main
Builneia1! Strait.
Meal Tickets, $7.00 *
Special Rataa by tha weak ind
the month and to Thaatrlcal partite.  Try etir
Special Sunday
Dinner
Th* Kneel ef Wlnea, Liqu*.»
•nd Clpan aarvad fey eemptunt
and obliging wine elarke.
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FEBNIE, B. 0., JANUARY 4, 1913.
The Garnered Strike
III~Xlfc AMERICA AND FRANCE
■ ..t-,./j5|
By Robert Hunter
V«V:
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tt iiWe a? on|y !lttle ones. but we know Zam-
Buk eased our pain and cured our sores. Perhaps It would cure you, too. if you tried it?
Tm'Jt   *!.:_■   _.__... 1    ___»__•_    . •...'.
Ian'tthia aound advice from
"babes and sucklings"? Take it >
The speakers are the children of
Mrs. B. Webster, of Seigneurs St,
Montreal, and the mother adds
1 weight to their appeal. She says:
"My Httle girl contracted icalp
disease at ichool. Bad gatherings
formed all oyer Ler head, and not
only caused the child acute pain
but made her very ill. The aores
discharged, and occurring on thb
•calp -vre foared sho would lose
all her hair. She was in a pitiable
plight when we tried  Zam-Buk,
but a few day*' treatment with thia
balm gave her ease. Then the
sores began to heal, and we continued the Zam-Buk treatment.
in a short timo she wasquite healed.
., "My little boy sustained a sea-
ous scald on the neck. It set up
a bad sore, and quite a few things
we tried, failed to heal it or give
him ease. Once more we turned
to Zam-Buk, and we were not
disappointed. It acted like a
charm in drawing away the pain,
and soon healed the wound."
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.' Zam-Buk is "something difforont" in the way of balms. It
containspowQrfulhealinghoihiilessoncci, which, asFoonttsapplied
Jo ekin disoases, kill oil the germs and end tho puiuf.il smnrunc.
Other essences contained in Zam-Buk so stimulate Use culls that
new healthy tissue is ppeedilyfoni ed. Eczema, itch, ulcers, cold
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An incident that Occurred'in a small
town in Virginia an election day has
jt'sl !be&i' reported to the state secre-
•t«ry.   - - •"   '*
,A comrade'living iri this town went
-. - the polls and being handed the long
ballot used In'yirginia, which contains
■the, names of all the candidates and
, various electors, retired to the booth
to mark their.ballot.   This"comrade is
■^o^--fcirGign*--birth~but-rthoroughlr
' familiar ; with   the   "proper   method
of' "marking   his ballot,   arid   need-
' ed no iristruction or assistance.    However; a,fat, red-nosed Democratic, ea-
loon-keeper,' who is the self-constituted local boss, and incidentally this
comrade's landlord, stepped .up and
.volunteered tb mark his 'ballot for him
(which in 'itself is a violation of the
state law) and was repulsed by. the
comrade. .. Fifteen times he intruded
his services, even taking the pencil in
hand and forcibly attempting to mark"
it Democratic. The"comrade finally
lost all patience, and said to the boss:
"If'you are so anxious to know how I
;am_ going" to~vo teTTwill TeiryouT I~wiif
vote It straight for Debs and Seidel.v
The barkeeper flew'into a rage and
said, with a' vile oath, ""You , ril
raise your rent $3.00 a month for that."
(Courtesy of the National Socialist.)
1 It is a.curious fact that the'Hay-
i___._l.et riot in Chicago gave' to the
present French labor movement the
idea of the general strike.
In this country the Haymarket,affair brought a terrible reaction.- The
labor movement lay stunned after its
brief flirtation with anarchy. The
union men drew away from the anarchist agitators, and taking their
information from the capitalist press
only," concluded that Socialism^ and
anarchism were the same thing, and
would, if tolerated, lead the movement to ruin and disaster. Without a
doubt, the bomb in Chicago put ,back
the labor movement for years. It
ended the great national movement
for an eight-hour day and did more
to induce the rank and file of trade
unionists to reject all association
with revolutionary ideas than perhaps all other things put together.
In,France it had an altogether different effect. From that moment on,
the anarchists took 'hew heart. The
general strike became the object of
the hour, and little by little, the "Conservative" believers in political action
w(ere forced by> the ' Revolutionary"
direct" actionists out of the leadership
of tho French union.
In 188S the French unions meeting
at Bordeaux voted the following resolution:    '    . _
"Considering: That the monopolization of the instruments of labo^und
of capital gives to, the employers a
power as the strike puts power in the
hands of the workers.
"That capital is nothing if it is not
put in action by, labor; that, therefore, in refusing to work the workers
would destroy by a- single stroke the
power of tlieir masters. ;
"Considering: That the partial
strike can only be a means of agitation, and organization, the Congress
declares:  * _ n
"That the general strike alone, that
Is to say, the complete stoppage of all
work, or, in other words, the social
revolution, can lead- the workers to-'
ward, their emancipation."
vThe French trade unions had for
years advocated working class political, action and this was a move on the
part of the anarchists to put the Fed-
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was increased when the French Socialist party, meeting in Lille, in 1890,
defeated a resolution declaring for the
general strike. At the various congresses thereafter; botltf trade union
;and Socialist, the general strike be-
camo the great bone " of contention.
The trado unionists began to look
upon It as of vital Jmportanco, and
the Socialists, in opposing it, were
placed in an apparently indefensible
'Position.
At this moment a great orator appeared' on the scene. The young, unknown lawyer, AriBtldeB Briand, assumed the leadership of the advocates
bf the general striko. There is no
.question that Briand Is a master of
oratory and behind him wero many
able direct actionists who had set out
to dlvorco tho unions from political
notion.
n The history of this episode lias
much In it that oven today lies In
darkness. All sorts of rumors nre rife
concerning tho reactionary forces that
wore behind Brinnd at that tlmo and
however ono may look at his brief
career as a revolutionist, thore ls
much In It that points to doublo-doal-
Inpf,   A bit of history will Illustrate.
Tho capitalist politicians ■ hod for
years trlod to broak tho groat powor of
tho Socialists In tho trade union movement. Tho annrchtats wore, of course,
active to tho samo end, Somo of the
unions wore Indood at that tlmo dominated by anarchists. Thn "revolutionary" anarchist unions, however,
woro always In neod of funde becaiiRo
thq. anarchists have, as ovory one
knows, utter contempt for organization and for payment, of dues. This
lod certain radical politicians to urge
tlio French municipalities to tnko
what Beoma   to   many Hie most ox-
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traordinary act of any government and
that was to vote funds for the' support of its most hitter enemy, namely,
these most violently "revolutionary"
unions.
Trade union halls were built by the
cities; funds, were voted for their upkeep; and these trade union headquarters were turned over to the use
of the unions. Despite the fact that
the government placed its agents in
these halls to watch and report upon
the union movement, the anarchists
found these halls an acceptable and
inexpensive arena lor their action.
The various halls were soon consolidated into a national federation. A
brilliant young anarchist. Polloutier,
became the secretary of this organization. With the help of the unions
in this federation, of the anarchists
in control of other organizations, and
of a few other radicals opposed to
political action, Briand won a complete victory over the older trade
union leaders.
The Trades Union Congress at Nantes was the final battleground, and
those who believed in political action
were there defeated-, decisively,.' and
they withdrew from the hall. Divided, thus into two factions, the older
unions were soon overwhelmed by the
General Federation of Labor, which
was organized1 at, Limoges in 1895.
The new organization was made up of
a union of the Federation of Trade
Union Halls, and a new organization
composed of , trade unionists, anarchists and professional men.
From this moment on political action was spurned -by the unions. . The
general strike, direct ' action and
sabotage became the rallying cries of
the new organization. , The Socialist
leaders were practically annihilated
and aH efforts to capture the new organization have ',iiu3 far ).?<*]_ fi.ii! >
Nor, indeed, is the rule of.the anarchists soon to be overturned. . Certainly not until the French trade
unions adopt a different method of
voting'. For instance, the aimers'
Union, with over 100,000 members, has
exactly the same number of votes in
the congress as a small group of
Paris anarchists with thirty or forty
rnembers. This system of ..voting al-
lowsi the forming of little groups all
of which can be affiliated with the
trade union movement. These little
groups-ca"n~e^c_i"seM"TT71elegatTan"d"
each   delegate , exercises   the. same
WHO KILLED THE
CHICAGO WORLD?
.    By J. o. Bentall
The Chicago Daily World, formerly
the Chicago Daily Socialist, was
thrown into bankruptcy on December
5, 1912, and placed in .the hands or a
receiver. -   ■ _
Many who put money into the daily
and many who have worked hard for
years to keep the paper going are
asking for the cause of its failure.
A naked statement of fact is due the
people who have sacrificed for the
daily and due the party that has backed .it.
Had there not been a volley of misrepresentation by the very, parties who
are responsible for the suspension, this
statement would not be as greatly
needed as it now is. But for a management, to first wreck such an Important party institution and then
shift the blame on innocent persons
must not go without reply.
I am not- going to deal with the policy which the daily pursued during
the last two or three years. Leave
that j.o the judgment of the Socialist
•party and let the party decide if it
wants a repitition of that policy.
The management is the immediate
concern of this article.
Before the newspaper lockout and
strike in Chicago, the daily had struggled hard for a mere existence on account of comparatively small circulation and1 lack of capital. Difficulty in
obtaining advertising had heen experienced since the paper was started.
It was no easy matter lo make ends
meet, but- the comrades contributed
from year to year, enough to keep it
afloat. -     "
When the newspaper strike was called, however, a new condition arose.
The other papers were entirely, out of
the field for several days and the
World had the whole territory formerly occupied by the big metropolitan
papers all to itself. , '
Of course, tne equipment was inadequate for this temporary condition,
but the little press was set in motion
and was grinding out obout 300,000
papers every twenty-four hours.
, For over one month this little giant
kept pouring forth this enormous edition.
During this time the business manager kept his head pretty cool, 'so that
during May and Juno the manager reported a surplus of about $10,000., But
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a cry came from the managing editor,
•E.—VarPutmanrrecentiy""a"Iiearrremr
power whether he represents a dozen
or a million workers.
The philosophy and the organization of French syndicalism' (trade
unionism) is the subject of another,story. Let it suffice hero.to" say
that the general strikes in the late
70's and 80's in America gave birth
to this idea in France and that the
partisans of the general strike were so
bitterly and so unanimously combated iby those who believe in political action that tho latter were literally
forced out of all leadership in the
French trade union movement.
This history has this importa'hee.
The general strike ns a panacea ls
not, of Socialist origin, nor is it of
trade union origin. It is certainly
not from Mnrx or Engels, li'fl somo
havo claimed. In fact, nearly overy
trade union nnd Socialist londor outside of Franco looks upon tho advocacy of tho Roneral strlko as a menace to tho Socialist movemont,' and as
n dnngovouB fancy for tlio trado union
movomont.
Wo shall'tnke up In later articles
tho views of tho chief Socialists anil
trado unionists. Just now wo aro
(lonilng with tho history of tho general strlko, ns a panacea, and tho credit
for that belongs wholly to tho anarchists of Franco, to tho renegade
"revolutionist," AriBtldeB Briand, and
to, tho HiibBldloB wftlch tho French
cltlos voted In the effort to dlvorco
tho trado union movomont of Franco
from working claefl political notion,
An ldoa which comes Into tho world
with such quciHtlonablo parenta^o
may bo a good one, but lt Hliould ho
forced to undergo tho moat rigid nnd
searching examination,
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ploye, and a late candidate on Hearst's
Independent ticket, that more editors
were "wanted and more presses, and
more everything.
Fancy salaries with' lots of overtime and extras became the rule of
the house. Fifty 'people, were put on
in the editorial department, fifty in
the advertising department, over
thirty in the business department,
eight janitors and a lik'.- proportion in
-tfher departments; Ir. all 275 people
w:«ro on the payroll.
Add to this an oncrmcus telegraph
and photograph and electrotype expense. Add $338 a month rent for a
want ad room and $"g50 a month for
a basement pressroom undor the Po3t
building, besides -he-regular quarters,
making a total ro.it of over $14,000 a
yc-or.
On the 21st day of July I mado a
full statemont of thoso and other ox-
travngonces to tho Cook County Dolo-
gate commlttoo, warning thera of Impending ruin,, pleading for retrench-
mont aiid a sano .business policy. As
a mombor of tho hoard of directors at
that time I protested ngalnst tho practice of the fearful reckloHsness of tho
majority of tho board, John C. Kon-
nody, Seymour Stedman, Mnry O'Rell-
loy.'W. 13. Itod.lquoz and J, P. Dol-
son, I showed tho symptoms of uttor
abandon, such, for Instance, ns voting
Editor1 Patman ovor $130 for ono
month's downtown oxponsos for eating, drinking and H.coplng in addition
to his rogulnr salary.   "
Tho dolegato commlttoo agreed with
mo and ordorod retrenchment, but tho
majority of tho bonrd, mndo up of tho
above mentioned comrades, have al-
ways defied tho party and acted n-
gainst Its Irifltructlons.
Two IiIr premies wore addud and a
Hloreotyplng outfit secured amounting
to ovor $25,000, Cnrpontor work ono
month alono, covnrlng somo minor
chnnRos In llio building wns reported
at over $3,000.
Attorneys' fooH to Mary Miller for
$1,200, of which $800 woro pnld, nnd
Clara Chrlstcnscn for $950, of wiilch
$500 woro pnld, show nnotlior leak
which could havo lioon avoided by calling all or tho lawyers of tlm party tn-
gnthrtr nnd nHkliig thorn to undertake
tho work In quontlon.
Finally, the mnnngomont Rot Into
■ .'.ci c.c...i ;..;:..tt... l..«i u imii iu 4<i;/r>
row motmy or rnnprnd Thin wna \u
tho Inttor pnrt of July,
A promoting concorn was found
which promlnod a loan of $10,000, To
socuro this tho attorney for tho con-
mm   W'm   ftfr.n   tonn        t..      i »t., .
.      •       .»»•... _>....^..
thereto tlio board spread a resolution
on Its minutes giving tho loan concern
Htock to tlio amount of $102,000 ns collateral Hocnrlly, thus putting by far
the mnjorlty of stock Into the .minis or
this loni. concern.    This was dono In
violation of the express instructions
of the dolegato committee that stock
should not he disposed of in such quantities as to jeopardize the control of
tlie society by Cook County. Information concerning this transaction
was withheld from Cook County for
three months.
Moreover, this resolution is in thc
minutes of a meeting held on the 18th
day of July. I was present at this
meeting and am recorded voting a-
gainst the squandering of money and
other reckless motions.- The resolution giving away the stock of the daily
jyaj;._however,Jnot_brQught-up-whi!e-I-
was at the meeting, but was either
passed after I had 'left, or added after
the adjournment' of the session. Not
until I returned from tho campaign
down state, in November, did I discover this miserable piece of work. '
The $10,000 first borrowed from the
loan people grew to $15,000, then to
$18,000 and thon into sums aggregating over $130,000. Part of this was
paid back from time to time and hew
loans made. From tho time the first
loan became duo the loan people put
tholr'own men In charge.
Comrade Leissemer, who .was at tho
head of tho advertising department,
was let out by one Harrison M. Parker
former .business manager of tho Chicago Tribune and a, son-in-law of
Stubbs, tho Union Pacific railroad
king. ,   \
Parker was no small man. ■ Ills attorney represented him ns the greatest
newspaper man in America, and that
while with the'Tribune, Parker received the fancy salary of $23,500 a year,
and was now worth much more to the
Daily World.
This Parker put one Price, of the
Tribune, and one Searsey, of the
Hearst papers, on the advertising payroll at $35 a week each. These two
gentlemen were getting $80.00 a week
it the Tribune and Hearst papers and
were paid the difference by.some parties not yet revealed to the Socialists
of Chicago.
Having gotten control of the daily,
these creditors now ran thewhole out-
fit-a"sr'tire7irreTis?dT~r'TEey camelip-
to the delegate commute', and asked
even impolitely to be given the paper
and the outfit in name as weir as in
fact, and that the party, give its moral
aid financial support to them In their
sxrvice of running a nico Socialist
I'"P<?r. ' ' ,t^ yy
An agreement was reached to":thisp, t.
effect between theso good capIUlisfB\.'-'iV^»3i?^
and the board, myself and comrade.
I.roifuss protesting.
Before tho Delegate ComriiUtee,'
Stodman, Dolson, Kennedy and Mary
O'Roilley argued that1 the only salvation of tho papor was to transfer it to
these nice capitalists, assuring tho
party that a perfectly good Socialist
l.vu;.r_
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(ll H IOH (jggH A BE l'-
LAST MONDAY'S CATASTROPHE
'■pIIE first no.vs'most of us received of the dis-
^ astro.is slide on Monday morning was tlie return of the mineworkers. True, it is no novelty;
we know that this may .mean an accident to men
or machinery, but if. did not require any more than
a cursorary; glance to tell that something serious
liad happened. Men passed us by; tlieir faces
more or .ess blank—tliey scarce acknoAvIedgc..
our greeting; tliey were not too anxious to speak,
and when they did speak they gathered in groups
and the look of horror on the listeners face told
only too plainly that tlie inevitable accident had
happened.
"Wc have caves and Explosions, they seem inevitable—to be part of the tribute nature exacts for our
desecration—for we trespass upon her preserves
and we must take' the consequence, and no man
, dare question her justice, for she knows no social
distinction, no'"race, no creed; it "would almost
xeems that she takes a delight in mocking at man's
property law; yet none dare call her wanton. But
who among the many workers wbo gazed on the
mantel of snow, cold but glorious, thought for a
• moment that that'same snow was to within a few
brief minutes form the shroud of six of their number?'     •     ' -
It is the end   of   the   year.   " There   was   youth
and mature age among the little group in tliat shop.
Youth with its ambition and great resolve for the
coming year; thc- parent with his many hopes for
loved ones, liis promises to them of some, future'
, pleasure and long promised'want.'.Surely thought
. both,this must, be accomplished in the coming year.
Just a few brief seconds of cheery greeting; just
.a few moments of toil, and then like the shaking of
—somc-giganturNiolrcffiMrndrapcr:^
' it journey of destruction.     Silently, but swiftly at
first, sweeping the puny structure of man aside as,
the boy overturns his house of bricks; gathering
force and scavenging the mountain 'of its debris-
down to rest m the valley below; down upon thoso
who fate has selected.
Tlie story of rescue; of the herculean effort of
humans; the sobs of the mother; the wondering of
the child; all these we know, for it is tlie lot of
the worker.
Two days later wc gather for the sequel. Gather ih the churches, on tbo roadside, at thc grave;
we hear the solemn words of the minister and
priest, .the smothered sob of the mourner. Out
on to tho street thoy pass—out again to tho snow
clad hill, for the snow again shall be tbeir shroud.
We stand bareheaded paying the only tribute we
can possibly pay, and even that is no more than
that of the little tot, who looks on wondering when
liis mother removes his hat. His wonderings and
his knowledge are as profound as our own—for wo
are in the midst of death.
That tho sympathy and respect shown to the bereaved last'AVcdncsday could in any way alleviate
thoir distress or compensate them for 1heir loss wo
do not for a moment suggest, but it certainly must
Imvo been Nome consolation to thorn to witness tho
deep and sympathetic attitude of tho crowd who
wero doing just as much as man can do when facing doatli—ga?.e on in silonco—ns impotent as tho
inanimate corpse,
Our effort now must bo with tho living, and by
fining mir slum- to them >vc hlmll be paying our
real respect f(J ihe dead. Hands, banners and
flowers will convoy our respects to tho dead—for
wo can, aftor all, do liltlo more—but witli tlio living
wo must, deal now ami in ministering to thoir wants
nml thoir requirements avo shall bo nblo to measure
Ihe depth of onr sympathy nnd rognrd for tho do-
pni'led.
better position-to handle" the work than seven men
who are of necessity "compelled to study their own
interest first, and in.many instance's have little
times.'for that of' the city.. As .to cost, the - city
would." be no worse off.. The mayor and aldermen
receive some two "thousand dollars a year out'of
the city's coffers. For little more than that a
good commissioner could be"had.- He would relieve the mayor and aldermen of all eivic./vvork, the
only say in the matter they would have would be
to periodically meet and hear what.progress he is
making. "With a commissioner., at the helm the
city would not lose over $i',000 in road taxes; neither would the. majority of the workingmen practically, be disfranchised. Lethbridge at its last election, voted on.the question, and a tremendous majority voted in its favor. Pernip citizens yet have
tune to discuss the matter. A public meeting
should be called without delay, have the matter
thoroughly gone into, and if found advisable, have
the question as to whether we should have a commission form of government, or not, printed on the
ballot paper.
ALL A QUESTION OP PROFITS
'"T"*I1E Ministerial .Association of Nelson, Hi. C.
*■ has published a pamphlet on the White Slave
question entitled "Tho Situation in Nelson, B.C."
Ten facts are presented—Pacts that cannot be refuted—Pacts' that should sound the death knell of
Capitalism to every oar that is not'stone-deaf and
among these may be included the majority of
those ministerial mushitos. , ' "
Qut of their own mouths arc they convicted.
.The sum secured in this way amounts in round
figures to over #400,0 per year," in other words—
PROFIT.
"Theso certificates are issued by medical doctors, and a Fee Charged therefor."—PROFIT.   ■
"Mortgages are held at unusually high rates of
interest."—PROFIT. , , _    "'
"The segregated district in Nelson, 13. C.J*as elsewhere, furnishes a convenient rendezvous for all
classes of criminals, a station for the White Silave
traffic and a profitable field for those who live on
tli proceeds of vice."—PROFIT.
"This demand has created a White Slave traffic,
an organization having 'immense financial resources."— PROFIT. ■ , f
Inability to obtain sufficient wages to keep them
properly is the main explanation of prostitution.
This evil like the other social sores is the natural
product of the system of—PROFIT..
Employers do not pay small wages because of
any desire to drive women to prostitution, but
thoy must compete, and to continue their own existence'must have—PROFIT.       '<
This is part of the concluding paragraph of the
brochure: .' J   -
As ministers we are amongst,youjwithjio sol-
fish ends to serve, but with a desire to promote the
good of ALL without selection or degree'.".    ■    "
Taking them at,their word, and likewise those of
their opinion, would say—If you really mean it
answer these questions:
Realizing that the prime reason for the evil you
denounce is low wages ancrajf^vages are determined by thc condition of thc labor market—not by
any so-called ethical considerations—why not join
with thoso who are' endeavoring to promote the
good of ALL by replacing the system of. private
ownership of things collectively used for a system
of collective ownership for individual .benefit?
Very likely the reply will bo^"That is Socialism!" '
What, if it is? Tho question is not ono of names
but of principle. So long as wages aro paid so
long will there be social evils. It cannot bo other-
wise, as wages presuppose profit; profit stands for'
tho extraction from one individual,to tho material
ad vantage of another, for which.no return is given.
Do not mistako the position thnt, bocnuso we attribute tho trouble to PROFIT, that avo my it is
WRONG to tako PROFIT, not a bit of ifci Aft
individuals avo must comply with tbo conditions
of thc rules governing us; yet, onco convince enough of tho world that a change is,necessary—in
othor words, a social revolution—then it will bo
effected—Avlicn thc evils oC society which today
I'urniRh so much material for lho reformers and
upon which mi^ny of thoin bntton enn no longor
continue, bocnuso tho ROOT cnusojias been completely orndionted.
'Mayor.4 Hardie,-' ot i'I_ethbrl_l__e> fwa^
in town during the week.-
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The PQStpon$dy.ball :uricfer, the' auspices'of Itlie. lA&ieB' .Benevolent So-
ciityVill'be held on. Wednesday. Jan.
8th; '    -s"^ " -. ■'  ''•■-'    ''"
■ The suspension.of.Jailer Owen by
Chief .Hall, for one week dating from
last Monday, for neglect of duty, was
also upheld* by the Commissioners.
-££
-•Aid:.W. W. -Brown'thas?
from a trip to the coast
returned
Jas. Broley, se£n- this saornirig, .stated that he is nop quite sure yet whether he "will 'contest the mayoralty,-ow-
ing to pressure of business.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Ladies Benevolent Society will be
held at the home of Mrs. J. L. Mcln-'
tyre, on Saturday, January 4, at 3.30
P.m.
The regular monthly tea of the. Ladies' Aid Society of the Methodist
Church will be held at the house of
Mrs. P^Bonnell, on Tuesday, January
7th; "from 4 to G.
Rev. H. R. Grant, former pastor, of
the Knox Presbyterian Church here,
now of the St. Paul's Church, Vancouver, was a visitor at the home of
A. C. LIphardt. Mr. Grant was accompanied by his wife and daughter,
and left yesterday for the coast.
B. C.  FEDERATION  OF  LABOR
ANNUAL CONVENTION
The annual convention of the B. C.
Federation of Labor takes place in
Victoria on January 13. J. AV. Gray
(who was appointed District'delegate
at the last Convention) will leave here
on 'the 10th inst.     '
ANNUAL CONVENTION  OF
W. F. OF M., DISTRICT 6
The fifteenth annual convention of
District 6 of the Western Federation
of Miners wil convene at:Nelson on
Jan. 8. Secretary Carter will be the
fraternal delegate from .District 18,
U. ai. AV. of A."
CONSTABLE SHOOTS DOG
A meeting of the Police Commissioners was held on Thursday night.
G. Radlaiid complained that Constable
Harrison shot his clog. The constable explained' that as he was pass-,
ing the Queen's Hotel the dog, which
was a big boorhound, made a vicious
attack on him, and he therefore felt,
justified in shooting it. The Commissioners agreed with him.
. The winning numbers of Liphardit's
Drawing Competition are: 1st Prize,'
coupon , No. 2475; 2nd Prize, coupon
No. 3219; 3rd Prize, coupon,No. 3218.
The regular monthly tea of the Ladies' Guild of Christ Church, will be
held at the home of .Mrs. Francis
White on Wednesday, January 8,. at
3.S0 p.m. *.■*!-
Three men were had up for being
drunk during the week, but owing to
the holiday spirit the magistrate took
a lenient view of the offence and discharged them. *-'
yThe''photographs .7 appearing ori > the
front page of this Issue were taken, pri
the morning of the disaster by Leonard
Huriiable.;. ' "".■..
'..We; hear that Al. RizzutcvA Louis
Carosella, L. B. Macdonaid arid Jas,
Robertson are prospective:-candidates
for aldermanic honors.   .'       ,       ". •
Rev. I.,W. Williamson;, Provincial
Secretary for the International"Sunday.
School Association, will preach in the
Methodist Church next Sunday morning;', -. -.       "   '.,'.  . '• ■      -     ■'
The annual dog races, which were
to have been held on New Year's Day,
were postponed until next Saturday
(tomorrow) out of respect for the bereaved families of the snowslide victims.
The following marriage liceiises
wye issued at the local Provincial
Government Office during the week:
Angus Morley Thomson! Calgary, and
Edith Florence Llndley, of this city;
Edwin Rutledge and Kate Cartledge.
both of this city.
$10.00 REWARD
A B.v Trites is offering a reward of
$10.00 for information that will lead
to the arresfc of the party or parties
who trespassed on his private grounds
just before Christmas and cut down
some Christmas trees.
BURNS' NIGHT
January 25th is Burns'- Night, and
this year falls on a Saturday. There
is to be a social and dance on that
night iii honor of the famous Scotch
poet, particulars of which will be published incur columns at a later date.
WELL-KNOWN  CUSTOMS'1.
MAN DEAD
THE  TRITES-WOOD  ANNUAL
CHRISTMAS TREAT
TO THE CHILDREN
The annual custom of the Trites-
Wood Company, Ltd., of distributing
candies, nuts, etc., to the children of
Fernie; was this year carried out iri
tho   llglinl   may fpu'i„   -T i.'   . *   i         ,_
looked forward to by the kiddies with
eager anticipation.
At ten-thirty on New Year morning
over one thousand were marshalled
into line by Mr. Trites and some of
his assistants, and ono by one they
filed, in the door.,and each received
a bag of goodly proportion generously,
filled 'with apples, oranges, candy,
nuts and raisins..'
As they were disposed of they
marched out the back door,' and . it
must have been a source of onjoyment
to the mombors of the firm to see
the happy faces of the children as
they made havoc with the contents
of tholr parcels.
This custom 1ms beon kept up by
the firm for tho last ten or more
years and their1 kindness is always
appreciated.
WHO WAS TO BLAME?
TN cimiicftiiui with the death of n mnn mimed
* Wilson, ot the 11 111.■.•est Minus, somo vory intor-
Wiling informal inn has roeonlly como to light. II
would iippoar thai llio 11.1111 was ovcrcomo by pn
at about 7.1f> n.iti., thai, having boon work oil on
hy tlio Doctor nnd others ho showed signs of lifo
about HUM n.m., bnt that ho Inter died. The rescue Htiilion nt lllairmore was not notified of tho
accident until UUIJ, and a pulumtur wns immediately despatched, arriving there at 11 a.in,, but
was too Into lo bo of service, It oerlilinly would
appear thai koiuuoiik wuh guilty of negligence in
lliiN mutter, mid while it cannot bo stntod flint the
WHY NOT TRY COMMISSION FORM
OP GOVERNMENT
TirlTTIIN tlio next fortnight another muuicipnl
W i.Jeefinn Ai'ill have bi'iMMiic n thing of the
past, as yet no Oxcitemciit has arisen over the affair. Hero and Ihoro a jiosHible oniididnlo's nnnie
is heard, but none thnt could cnuso any Kurpriso.
Municipal Iiuh.iickh linn been tried hero nine., tho
town's incorporation, but so fnr wo enn hnrdly bo j lifo would hnvo boon snvod hnd tho pulmotor boon
yjit tuv room..',}, j -.lieu- mi eiyiil ...titcuii nt cloven __h.hi., uiu poxmluli.
liv* Muiitu. at iv'ii.-.. haw (men IchiuiI, 'fins m'Biiih
to be nearly a rcpilitiou of wmiething tlmt happened nt„ llollovuo n 1 it I It. moro than a year agi» when
two men were ..mothered in a full of conl, from
. i ■ i   i i . i , •       ,i
M|k,     >k    ...•.,!      >_.V«'.      M.fl'. '__   Ml»t    .1,    ,1    JVV't     UlOllUl ,1,    illlO
will ilo (we nro told) Mlnvo puliiiotnrH were iu tho
compnny'k office nl lMiiirmorc, these wero not ro-
i|iiisilionod. Tho merits of tho pulmotor may he
mnttors for debute but it cannot bo denied thai
Ihi'.v hold out some hope in .sinm eases, henen there
is iu> o.xcuse for their not heinir trior! when tlioy
arc at hand. If tlio (.o.cnum-hl uf Albc.lt. would
mnko it compulsory for tho conl companies,to keep
at least one fit etith ..f their mines thoy won)., lie
improving the pnwm situation, and wiroly the
finflivfirt. oowrMmtirm involved   is   infinitrtiroal
.I,,     .-ILL,   I «,,>.>.
Jill    J'J'll^'Jl      >   ..-,   .-I-UIH    i,i,i,„   ,   „,„]     iVV    ft,^  |„    fl,    j|t.    CHJ|1_
plclely at a stuinUtill, Konm blamo previous ml-
minihtrations for this deplorable stnio of affairs,
■wliitot others do not go quite no far bnck.   Wlint-
ftvfutt   »iml    n-Tw ...•...•   J.     4  ,    1 t
f, i>   S:    *)>.   .•hit''.
thnt wo nro making no effort ti. got out of tho rut.
.Since wo evidently cannot get mon whom- lutxiiicss
experience would enable them to improve mutters,
to come out nud stnnd for election, tho only wny,
it would seem, would be to get n commission form
<tf government. IWtionlly evory oily or town
f.mf \trtn tried it }., rclaitiiu;,. thi:. form of julmiuin-
tnition, and (insert flint this is tho only form to on.
xurn sat bf net ion and success. This is not surprising, for it stand* to renson thnt a eommissloner
vr\io hint mndo » study of ejvlc affair* And devotes
*J. Mn timo ,n tho mfer*sf«i nf. tho c?fy rmt«__ he. fu a
when ''omparol witli .umuiu It',
ca.
DONALD PUTNAM
IS HEARD FROM
Sometime ago, it will bo remembered, Mrs. Wm. Putmnn was. in town
looking for her son, Donald, who had
mystoi'loimly disappeared from Pernio
In July.    A diligent soarch wns mndo
by the Provincial and local pollco, but
without success.    No ronson could bo
assigned for his action, and It was
thought that lt was nnottlor case of
lost Identity.     This belief, as It now
apponrs,  wns  wroiiff.     Ills  motlior,
who In residing In Konmnro, North
Dakota, lino now heard from hlin,   IIo
Ih working on a fruit ranch near Tacoma, Wofih.   Tho approaching holi-
day«,  evidently  mndo him  think of
homo, nnd plucking up courngo, sat
down and wrote lo IiIh motlior.    Ho
doos not attempt to mnko nny excuses, lio Just folt soro, tlrod and down.
In-tlKMliimpB, ho thnt particular1 morn-
lng,  when  lm  wns going to work,
whon he was on the truck, ho jimt
turned ami walked until ho enmo to
nnynoH,      From   IliiynoH  lio  walked
over Ilie Uno nt flntowny to Rcxford,
whom lie caught n freight.   ij0 went
through R|iokiinn to Wonntchoo, thon
to ISvorolt, Senttln and Tncomn. Thon
ovor (ho mountains from Tnromn to
Yaltlnm. buck ngnln to Piiynllup nnd
Tncomn.     All thlH oncunylng nbout\
• ■ * ■   , .-......„
worked Bomfl nf (no tlmo nm. wet nt
tho tlmo hungry nnd no work, ho
found stonity work at n rnnoli near
Tacoma.
Ab Ih nnturnl with boya of thnt ngo
(17) hf< was inn titoiM tn .■•.!... !.«.„/>
for lic||i,
When Mrs. Putmnn wan horo wo
HURgftBted that Hho Hliould tend out
clrculnrH with n iihoto^riiph of tlio boy
lirondfftut through the went, nnd nlno
ono to every pnpor. Hnd not tho boy
written tl.U m,.i.i..i have hnd tho
doilred effect, for th<t rollowlnjt «1sy
Ul» tii»|>lu><-r hnnilcrl him « clipping
from tho 8enttlo Tlmos. It wm the
circular, ^printed. vr». !>utm*n had
lulte a numbor of u idle* to ii. tomo
ntntlng they saw Iilm jn such and
such * plse*. but ft*, it happen* they
*_..c M <~u__» ui raiMkliK-n Mevu.ty.
News has just come to, hand that
D. Hoover, the U. S. Customs' collector at Gateway was found dead in his
house below the Customs'- office, about
6 p.m. on New Year's Eve. The cause
of death is supposed to be ptomaine
poisoning. The deceased had, been-
in Gateway for [many" years and was
well known in Fernie.   .
THE ISIS
The seven reel program ,at the' Isis
seems to be proving an attraction for
th 'eatteridances nightly,' have been
exceedingly large. The programme
for to-night and tomorrow is: "Wedding Gift,", 'VThe Foreclosure,"' "A
White Indian," ■. 'fAlferni's Tragedy,"
"For Love of Her," "Tangled Rela-^
tions*," and one other comedy. • On
Monday evening "The Forest Rose,"
a two-reel Thanhouser production
adapted from Emerson Bennett's story
of pioneer days In the great wost, will
be shown.
On Wednesday evening at 5 o'clock
Mr. Edwin Rutledge and Miss Kate
Cartlidge were united in .'wedlock,
Rev. J. F. Dinimick officiating. The
wedding ,was celebrated in a. most
happy, manner; a number of relatives
and friends were present, and "a niost
elaborate supper, was spread and
games, music and singing were enjoyed' in a hearty manner. '.
:..
THE KIND OFfRESOLUTIONS
"_•;-.
THAT WIN8 THE FIGHT.
Richard W. Bowen and vMiss Jennie
Johnson were united in"marriage on
New Year's Eve at 9 o'clock. The
ceremony took place in the home of
Thos. Uphill, only the near relatives
of the couple being present. A splendid feast was provided and a most^enjoyable evening was spent jn singing
and hearty god will. Mr and Mrs.
Bowen left on the following morning
for Yale, B. C, where they will make
their home. Mr. Bowen is woll known
in Fernie, having served prominently
on the City Police force. He has a
host of friends in the city who ali join
in wishing him and his bride the best
that life can give. The marriage was
solemnized by Rev. J. F.'Diramick.
NOTICE
A meeting of the Concert Committee
iii aid of Brother William ■ Griffiths
will be held in the office of T. Uphill on Sunday,- the 5th inst. '
■ All members are requested to be
present at 6.30 p.m. -•
JOHN W. GRAY,   '
x ' Secretary.
DEATHS
OASLISH.—On   December'   27,   at
Michel, J>eter Caslish.. -
CORRIGAN—Patrick Corrigan, - of
Michel, at General Hospital, Fernie,
age 54 years and 9 months. Funeral
took place on Wednesday afternoon
last from the Catholic Church.
7l have Just finished ,7 submitting.'a.
referendum vote fo'^the miners of Ar-  ,
Kansas, . Oklahoma."- and '.Texas, - the
question of donating, $10,000.00 to our
International Treasuryjto be used in
assisting our, comrades in" West Virginia'-In--their efforts- to   defy, their,
masters arid demand:the right for a,
better understanding re_ative\to.. the :
marketing of their labor, power. ",-,.-.
I am proud to say, that the result' of ,
the referendum has been almost unani- ,.
mous,  and  I  have. today , forwarded
check for^the above "amount to Na-..
tlonal Secretary Perry.   These are the
kind of resolutions that it requires to
help men who, are .battling to free,
themselves, and'I trust that it will be
an, encouragement as well as a relief.
i .       ' o . ,     ,—
, • .V
McAIester, Okla., Dec, 16, .1912. „
Editor The .Labor Argus,   • • 5   "
.'   Charleston, W. Var   '    .
Dear ' Ed_lo'r,--Soihe unscrupulous
comrade of West Virginia "has forwarded me several issues of your pa-'
per which has contaminated me to
such an extent that I herewith enclose,
you money order for $1,50 for two ono <
year subscriptions.       '      ■  ' •
I enjoy immensely reading- tho bat- tt
tie that the miners of that District aro
putting up trying to secure a foothold,
looking forward to freedom.   And in
saying this I am not overlooking the :
efforts that are toeing, put forth by
your favorable paper in their behalf.
I am sure the striking miners must 7"
feel, the value of your'help in their
struggle, and I want you and tho ■ mln-'"
ers of West Virginia' who have the'
moral courage to fight for a better coii- '
dition in which to live both for,themselves and families to know that the'~
miners of the Southwest   are    with
them to the final'end, and that they,
will understand that ail .of the organized states have their eyes on the outcome of their, fight and are passing '
just such resolutions as the above one
referred to all over this country.
With my best wishes to you in'your '
work and a brighter and happier day
for the working class, I remain,
Yours very truly, '   '_
FRED W. HOLT,    ,
Secretary-Treasurer."
TAXI  CAB  DRIVERS
STRIKE IN LONDON
LONDON, Dec.-31.—Five thousand
taxi, drivers decided- tonight to strike
and-^his^TiiiT'e^UnrXWabTrbegrnn-
Ing the new; year .with. less than half
the usual service of taxicabs. The
trouble originated in the action of several companies advancing the price of
gasoline. Under the; agreement between the owners and drivers, the latter havo paid eight pence per gallon.
When the advance was made they,
wore! notified that beginning tho new
•year they must pay 13 pence. They
offered to pay 10% pence, but the owners rof used. Intervention by the
■board of trade with a view to settling
the dispute failed.
POLITICAL. ADVERTISING
Classified Ads,-Cent a Word
.PIANO LESSONS
Mrs. Titus, "playing at Isis'Theatre,'
would like a' few pupils.     She speaks'*'
several languages and the Isis guaran-'"'
tees .her to be first-class'.   . Call at •;'
_tl\rt Taltl_JMi_nf "Dhavm* ah TT...... ______« A  r*        »'
-vuL-iDio-ui -aw-xi fculici "iiuuSt;, ^u-o —"
LOST.—Bunch   of   Keys, 'between-
Post Office, Bank of ^Commerce- and.
Trites Wood,  Ltd.      Finder'will''be'
rewarded by returning same1 to "P. O. .
Box 308.
WANTED—Teams to hire for,'log-!,
glng.   "\Vattsburg Lumber Co., Watts-
burg, B. C.
FOR SALE—Player Piano; terms arranged.    Apply, J. B., co. Ledger. ''
Your Vote and Influence
for
W. W. BROWN
for Alderman
1913
FOR RENT.—Four-roomed Houso
—Apply.' W. Mlnton, Lindsay Avo,,;
Annex, or *'H.M.,",Led?or Office.   "•
WANTED—Girl for gonoral house-
Work. Apply, Mrs, B, L. Thorno,
Iiosmor.
WANTED—Men to sell lotB In our
throo subdivisions In Athabasca Land-,
ing, Our western salesmen nro making a good Income. Tho Groat Athabasca Lnnd Co., ,15 Alborta Block,'Calgary. '.', 2-20.
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PARTNER WANTED — Working
partnor wanted for conl mlno. Ono
with pit boss papers proforrod. MuBt
havo thousand to flftoon hundrod dollar capital. Country imnk. Propool-
tlon will1 stand closost Investigation.
Apply to P. O. Box 135, Plnolior Crook,
Alta.
Everybody's Doing It
DOING WHAT?
Buying Shares in the
CROW'S NEST PASS TRUST COMPANY
of course. You can't get away from it. It's the
best thinff von have pv^r hp^n nfWpH nnH ie o-^i«rr
to pay big dividends. '
Have You Got Your Shares Yet?
'Take a little tip from Father" and get busy. Remember there are only 1500 to go at par ($10) and
half are gone now.
Hurry to the Napanee Hotel and see the Trust Company Men
E. Ross Mackenzie or James Davidson
A LETTER  ADDRESSED TO EITHER WILL BRINO YOU PULL DETAILS.
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- ♦ HOSMER NOTES ♦
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R. S. McTaggart was up0at Nelson
last -week looking over some real estate he is interested in'there.
The committee, with J. Hannah as
, chairman, have agreed upon price for
:   B Level pillars.    Nuf sed.
We are sorry to learn that Mr;.D. G.
Wilson, supt. of the mines here, .has
v heen transferred, to Bankhead <■ to be
general1 manager there^and Mn Shaw
from Canmore will'take up his duties
as supt. here.   We wish Mr and Mrs.
Wilson every .success   in,  their new
home      ■     t
i      The'Hosmer Literal y Society seems
to be "literally" defunct these days.
•It's great walking up to the mines
this weather.    Oh, you good old sum-
' mei time!  >..
The annual masquerade ball of the
, local lodge of Knights of Pythias took
place "on New Year's Bye in the Opera
House.-   The Coleman Orchestra pro-
* vided the music and a pleasant evening was spent. The, costumes, though
barely up to the standard of previous
•--years, were of quite a various character. The prize winners were as follows: Best dressed ladies—Mrs. J. A.
• Carruthers and,,Miss T. Whyte, representing Queen Elizabeth and grand-
, father's clock/ respectively. Best sustained character:' Gents, .Mr.. I. J.
Brown,    representing    a   Dutchman.
, Comical costurhe: Mr. T. Keir, representing nn Ape. The most conspicuous of the others were: Miss Marlatt
"as "Dutch Cleanser"; Miss McKelvie
representing "The Victorian Age"; Mrs
D. G. Wilson as a "College Undergra1
„ duate"; Mrs. J. May as a "JapaneeV;
Brownrigg and Musgrove as the "Gold
Dust Twins,", a very comical character
and well worthy, of a prize'; Mr. R.
S. McTaggart, as an "Highlander;"
Messrs McKtilvle and Barlass as pier-
. rocs; Mr. F. Rambridge, as an, "Admiral"; Mr. J. A. Carruthers as "Me-".
phistopheles"; Mr.-'H. Brooks as a
•"Scotchman"; H. Brown as Santa
Claus."  - y     '■ ■
., c The KJP.'s installed the" following
officers^for, the next term:' <_C C—W.
,J. Slmmonds;    WC.—H. McDonald;
„ Prel—H.'Smith;.K. R. S.-^-W. .Bald-
-^er8toneyMr-oi*"W?±=W~White71T:Grr
-,M. of P.-A'L Fortier; M of Ex.—C.
h. Hiltz; -M. at A.—A Millar; I.G.—
E. Noddle; ,0. G.-^Thos Cole.
Tho  afternoon   firebosses   thought
- that the kid that put the tipple on the
hog on Tuesday evening' was a little
•angel. It gave them all'a. fine opportunity to go to the masquerade.
T Massiano, the .Italian whoso life,
was despaired of, through being in-
"   jurcd iii X., :' North, Js out of hosp'tal
.  and pr)greH;iin_. satisfactorily.
A. E. Cos ftpe.if Christmas in nnd
around New York.
Tuesday evening, Now Year's Evo,
thore was quite a lot. of first footers
, on the;road In tho early morning.
Mrs, Kent was hero on a visit to her
-daughter, Mrs. J. A. Carruthers, this
. week. N ;
Wo hoar tliat a fow of Hosmor'o
citizens nro of tho opinion that' Fornlo
pollco nro not vory good judges of
miiBlc,     (Wonder why?)
Wo mrinnged to got over' Christmas
nnd Kow Year with n strugglo, but
how about Russian ChrlBtmas? Bo-
wnro!
ton for the Christmas holidays, to viBit
his family who1 reside there. • '
' Mr and Mrs/Carey Macfarlane and
daughter, who haye, been * visiting
friends in Coleman for a few days,
have returned, to their home ln Cho--
corne. Alta. -y  ■      ' '' y
Mrs. J. L.'Lonsbury has gone on a
visit to Chocarne to spend new' year
with friends.
There has been quite a few accidents
here around the mines of late, but for-
tunatoly none very serious.
The mines still continue to work
steady and the output is increasing
every/day.
- Mr Peter Patterson and TMiss Patterson, of Blairmore, were visitors in
town the first part of the week.'',
Mr. .lohn Makln, of Michel, has moved his family to Coleman, where he
intends to locate in the future
The Coleman boys have got busy and
organized a brass band, and as thero
Is plenty of'musical talent ln Coleman,
there should bo no trouble to have, as
good a, band as any town iii the Pass.
Tlie St. John's Ambulance Association, of Coleman, is giving a dance in
the Opera House on New Year's Eve:
What's the matter with the Opera
House? Why nothing, when you can
see twelve to fourteen picture1 shows
for 50 cents a month. ■
The Burns' Club are holding their
annual ball on New Year's Eve in commemoration of the immortal poet."
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♦ BELLEVUE NOTES ♦
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Mr. Ford, Chief of Police, of Cole"^turned a verdict'of suicide
man, was Visiting in camp on Sunday,
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PERSONAL
♦ If "Charles Warlaby, brother-   ♦
♦ in-law of Winounskie (dece'as-   ♦
♦ ed) late of Corbin, B. C.;'will  ♦
♦ kindly communicate with Dis- ■'♦
♦ trlct Secretary A. J. Carter,   ♦
♦ he will hear   of   something   ♦
♦ '-which wilfbe to his interest.   ♦
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The Hillcrest ,,boys wish to commend Mr. Chas. Fuchs,- manager at
tho Union fHotel, for the courtesy extended to them during the Christmas
and New Year holidays. Here Ie
wishing Mr Fuchs and his family' a
happy and prosperous new year!
The dancing class Isgoiug full swing.
In a short time we will all be able
to dance the Highland fling.
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We understand' that Pete Baldassi,
who was fined $306 and costs'a week
delivering
eleven
o'clock on Saturday the 21st, December, has entered an appeal.
Harry Carr was down from-, the
Yellowhead Pass and spent Christmas
and New "Year with his wife and
family.
The jury empanneled to enquire ihto
the,, cause of death of Peter Sadlish
ago by J.P. Burton," for
three kegs   of   beeer,   after
BANKHEAD NOTES
the guest of Mr. George Bateman.
Mr. Geo. Copelarid,   of "Kipp,   was
visiting visiting some friends in camp
on Christmas Day.
Mrs. Thomas Taylor, of" Maple Leaf,
was taken to the, Hospital Christmas
Eve and was operated on later in the
week.    She is doing as well as can be
expected.        .      .  ''' -
Mr. R. Mitchell is now occupying
tho house tliat was vacated sonie time
ago by Mr. W. Mattison.    "   -
The boarding house that was vacated recently by Mr. R. -Mitchell is now
occupied by Mr. Lee, of Lethbridge.
______lIX.__W._E,_GhrlstieJvent-to-Fraii!Wto
preach on Sunday nightf in the absence of the pastor, the Rev. Young.'
Mr, Bob Dicken,' who has been in
Bellevue, as machinist, for some time,
pulled out for Kipp this" week. We
wlsu you success, Bob.
Tho funeral of the lato Bro. William'
Capelson took place on' Sunday last
and was fairly well attended, under the
circumstances, as It was snowing all'
tho afternoon, Tho burial" was at
the Blairmore Cemetery/ The brother
was a native of Finland.' Ho had no
relatives at Bellevue, but it is under
stood that ho hns somo relatives at
Canmore and Coleman. Tho unfortunate man was on IiIb way from Coleman whon he mot his death, .The
brother has boon n/momber of Bello-
vue Local for tho past five yoars and
was highly respected by all who knowj
him,
Miss Pearson, who has been spending tho Christmas holidays with hor
paronts In town, loft for college, on
Tuesday.
Mr, Goorgo Christie ontortnlvtod a
numbor of tho young mon of Bollovuo
nt liis homo on Monday ovonlng.
Mrs. Albert Hallworth, of Royal
Vlow, Altn., Is visiting1 Mrs. Harry
Blnko at Mnplo Leaf,
On Christmas Eve the children of
^Old and New Michel were all given
presents in Crahan's Hall. Previous
to the giving out of the presents they
gave a concert in the Opera House,
which was kindly lent for the occasion by Mr. Lockhart
The meeting held in the Odd Fellow's Hall on Monday afternoon for
the purpose of electing a School Trustee resulted in the election. of Mr.
Joseph Wagner, who,polled a, vote of
18, Mr. Meikle polled 8, and 'Mr'. John
Dixon 5. There was. considerable dissatisfaction expressed by a number of
Michel residents on account- of   the
Richard Behan, j^n old resident of
Michel, but'now ot High River, Alberta, is spending a noliday with Mr.
A. C. Murray, of the Elk River.
W. E. Nowing and, family left for
.Calgary on Saturday last, at, which
place Mr. Newing goes into business
for himself.
Mr. Johnstone, of the Great Northern Hotel" left Friday, last for Spokane.    . .    -
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♦ COAL CREEK ♦
Tho school cloaod. for ChrlBtmas
liollilnys nnd Is to ro-opon on January
Oth,
Tho contract having expired for Janitor of tlio school, now tenders nro
being cnllod for.
A young man, nccusod of dlBordorly
vomluct, wns tnkon to Itimff and flnod
$Hh,00. Two othors summoned, to np-
iwnr, Hklppod out, Tt looks as If thoy
took tho flno for throo mon off tlio ono
just bocniiflo ho lind mnn onoufth in
hlin to too tho mnrk It's protty stoop
for "a first offonco, nnd wo wish Banff
JiiHtlcos to know It.
Tho Xmns troo entertainment wns
n siiceoBs In ovory wny, tlio Hull holnR
packed to its capacity to llston to tho
chlldron. Tho cnlr was occupied by
Mr, Wlmntloy.
Spoclnl norvlros woro hold In tho
church on Christmas Evo.
A motormnn, named Joo Ilodjyn, wns
kllle.fl In thn mlno on thn 20th Docom-
hor toy tlio fnlllnff of n stxln/jor from
tlm rooL    Tho nffnlr oniiBcd a foollnj?
r,t  r.,.f»^r»'-   r»-.t    "    ''•■'   -■!••'. I    •' ''    -
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nht-Htmnt. 1V.y.      At \\io Iwi'iMt  n
■ verdict of "neridontnlly klllod" wns returned.
.   Night school raonons  on   Janunry
6th. ii
Tlm Vifl/fi" trim 1" tn vtvo 1 Virion
on Mow Yenf's Eve,
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HILLCRE8T NOTE8 ♦
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Warner—White
Tho homo of Mrs. Whlto wns tho
scono of a protty wedding nt 0, p.m.
on Chi'lHtmnH Dny, whon hor dnughtor,
CEalnnan ruling tliey were not entitled to a vote according to the act.
Richard Garbutt and Jack Ireson,'
of Corbin, spent Christmas here.
The concert, supper and dance held
in Crahan's Hall, Christmas Eve proved a success' in every way, and every
one present enjoyed themselves thoroughly. Part of the programme consisted of children's songs as follows:
Pixies' song, flower song, and Eight
Little Mothers' song. The rendering
of,, theso was a treat, and those who
wero responsible' for tho training of
the children are to be highly commended for the way in which the
llttlo ones carried out their parts.
The following ■ gentlemen, Messrs.
Cockran, Almond, .Dakar, Harries, Bas-
tain, Williams, Towhey, Dowe nnd ono
other gentleman _ whoso .name wo are
not in possession of, all sang with
groat success. Rev. Mr. Curry gavo a
rocltntlon which brought doVn tho
house, Aftor the concert tho hnll
wbr cleared nnd dancing was commenced and kept up until tho weo
sina' hours,' everyono going homo
thoroughly satisfied with tho night's
ontortnlnmont.
On Now Yonr Evo tho Knights of
PythlnB gavo a supper nnd ball ln
Crahan's Hnll. Thoro was n largo
crowd prosont nnd ovory ono onjoyod
themsolvoft thoroughly.
Nat Evans, onco a rosldont of Mlc-
chol, is sponding a holiday horo nnd
rcnowlng old ncqunlntnnccs,
Miirtln Mcflnroy nn.f Nat TTowoIr, of
Maple Leaf, spent New Year's Pay In
Mlchol.
,  .  ,  . ,    , ,.     ...        ,    ,    A danco wns hold In tho Vonozln
Uhol, bocu.no tho brldo of Aloundor „otc, N<w y       „, M  nn{] ft ,
Wnrnor, of tho Conl Compnny'H staff.    ■    ,, wnrn „„_.„,
Tho drawing nnd dining rooms woro
fostlvo nnd protty with Christmas do-
con.tIons, iinlnis nnd cut blosnoins.
Tho brldo, who looked nltrnctlvo nnd
wlnsomn In hor wedding robo of Ivory
duclioBR Hatln, curried nn oxqiilslto
shawor bouquot of bridal tohos, Rov,
.1, W. JonoH tlod tho nupllnl knot In
(ho proNonco of it largo numbor ot
Ktiosts. At tlio conclusion,, of tlio
coromony a delectable supper menu
was Horvnd, Mr nnd Mrs, Warner
woro tho roclplonts of a magnificent
army of gifts. Aftor a honoymoon
spout In tho Knst thoy will tnko up
tholr rosldonco nt nillcrost.
Mr. Murray McVlcnr, who roBlgnod
I.!.-. imt'uLfjli un t-'nni'm uti&imui- tt BIIUU
tlmr ajfti, h:):' bkoi. u;i _. _.}__.JLj' vu*l
tlon nt, Bnnkhond.
It It with upot thnt w<y record tho
resignation of Mr, George Atlilnuon,
principal of tho HUlcrost school.   In
crowd woro prosont.
Owing to tlio stormy wonthor tho
turkey shoot hold Inst Sunday wns
not vory woll patronized, nnd only fouv
turkoyB woro shot for. Tho rosult
was: Wm, Bavngo.S: Jamos Davoy, 1;
and W. Knlly, I.' I'orlor wns nol In
It nt nil this tlmo, Bettor luck In
tho future, 11111.
I'Mfty dollars wns glvon out by Mr,
I.ncldmrt on Now Yonr iilKht nt tho
show. Tlio lucky olios wnro: Mrs.
Mttlor, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Albert Esln-
brook, Mr. Goo. Nottloson nnd Mr.
John, Ply tro,
On Frldny Inst nbout 2.H0 p.m. Poto
Sadlish, a Slavonian minor, living In
Now • Mlohol, commlttod sulcldo hv
stabbing litmsolf bolow tho honrt. Tlio
(U)C<himl'U loaves a wlfo nnd family of
three, .,
Wo o,ro sorry to roport tlio death of
Alox Murphy, who dlod on Christinas
Day from tuberculosis of the Iihirh.
The Christmas.tree aiid tea party
held in connection with.tho Presbyterian Church, on December 27, passed off successfully. Dr. Workman
took the part of Santa Claus to perfection,* while Mr. Shanks had charge
of the bag containing the numbers
out of which the children had to draw
for their respective presents. They
were ably assisted in their duties by
other officers and members of the
church. Songs and recitations rendered solely by the children constituted, the programme.
, The Rev. Mr. Pearson will conduct
the service at the ..Knox Church,
Fernie, on Sunday morning next, and
in the evening address the congregation here on the subject; "A strange
raiment," or ''The man who is not in
the fashion."     Everyoody welcome.
The camp was early astir on Monday morning, when the news of the.
sad catastrophe got ground, and great
credit reflects upon those who directed operations on the rescue work, and
the workers; who in spite of the cold
wind, manfully stayed with it till all
were cleared" away. Jack Moore,
Harry Fox and John Atkinson, being
about the first on the scene, acted
with promptness. We were pleased
to note the Rev. C. Hannan, of the Methodist Church, diligently plying his
shovel on the work of rescue. Supt.
Shanks deserves all' credit for the
manner in which lie superintended operations, assisted by other members of
the" staff. " ;.    '   u
Sam 'King^. and Walter Camjlbeir
were omitted from the-list of injured
in the' special • edition. King Is suffering with a bruised knee and Camp-
ifi]LjKith_cxushed7fingers,Jeg-and-face-
cut. We learn that'all the injured
are doing as well as can be expected.
The baby boy of Mr and Mrs. John
Drew passed away of pneumonia on
Saturday, aged 15 months. Our sympathies go to the parents.1!
- Mr and Mrs. Worthlngton desire .to
thank those who put forth such strenuous efforts to bring tlielr boy back to
life; also for the many expressions of
sympathy extended to them in their
trouble.
Below we give a brief sketch of the
/ate A. Worthlngton. Born in the
year 189G, in Lancashire, England, he
came out to this country with his fath-
orand mother some G'years ago, making thoir home at „Michcl. From
there they resided at Morrlssoy, and
after operations ceased at Morrlssoy
thoy came to Coal brook, whore ho has
always endeared himself to all ho
camo In"contact with. He was a violinist of no moan ability, and was always ono of tho first to offer his services for any charitable purpose. Ho
had also tnkon up amateur photography ns nn hobby, and on tho morning
of the disaster, ho had in his pocket
12 post enrd photos, which ho had
takon of-tho man O'Noi), tho saw
shnrponor, who was killed, and had
Intended giving thorn to-him. IIo wns
a bright, Intelligent boy, always roady
to lond a helping hand. Tho sym-
pathlas of tho wholo,enmp, go to tho
grlof-strlokon paronts,
Tho Now Yonr festivities woro somo-
whnt curtnllod owing to tho gloom
over tho camp. McNally's famous
band mado lliolr tour of tlio enmp,
Mrs. Wllllnm Ireland wns tnlion to
hospital on Now Year's Day to undor-
go medical trontmont. Wo wjsli hor
a spoody rocovory,
Whilst Goorgo Gould, Junior, wns
coming off shift on Frldny, Docombor
27t.li, tlio mulo ho wns' driving suddenly lot out nud landed Goorgo In thn
mouth, Ilo wns rnnovod to Pernio
Hospital,
Tom Whllohouiio, omplnyod iih ii
minor In No, 2, hnd tho mUforlurio to
lncnrnto his oyo by running ngalimt
tho corn.'!' of n plncu of laimliiK. Aftor
being attondoil to, by Joo I limnt, hn
wos nbln to procood hoiun.
Thn mnthor of Mrs, Chris. Wright,
of Morrlssoy Villa, Is spending n fow
woolen up lHii'o with hor dnughtor and
son-ln-lnw.
en, for which four sports paid $12.35
each. Amusement of this kind-evidently proves somewhat expensive!,
and it is to be hoped these parties will be able to find a little better
outlet for their energies iij. something
more pleasant both to themselves and
their neighbors.
The new skating rink is - causing
some excitement of late. This was
buik by the company, aud a hockey
match was played there on New Year's
Day between Bankhead and Canmore.
Charlie Sing was very busy on Monday night carrying turkey to the rink
committee who had a special supper
served at his restaurant. r Whether
they also had their fill of Sam Suoy
we arc unable to state.
On Monday, January Gth, the famous Bell Ringers will provide an evening's entertainment at the Miner's
Hall.    Don't fail to hear them.
The   mines   are   running   at   full
swing just now.
Much credit is due to Thomson and
Morrison who had the funeral arrangements in hand, and who carried out
the sorrowful proceedings without a
hitch. In this they were ably assisted by \V. R. Beatty, of Cranbrook.
NOVA SCOTIA  COAL
'HALIFAX. Dec. 31.—The total value
of the yield of the farm, factories,
fisheries, forests, mines and livestock
of Nova Scotia, according to the summary to be published tomorrow is
?13',893,5_8. The total copl shipments
from Nova Scotia mines amounted to
36,383,000 tons aiid' the value at the
pits mouth Js placed at $25,000,000.
The lumber shipments were reduced
by high ocean freights but the cut
was three 'million feet. ■ The agricultural yield is $28,000,000. -The gold
mines output which has been constantly diminishing is down to $93,000,000.
DISASTER AT
CpAL GREEK
Continued from Pagel)
one that wended its way to the cemetery on Wednesday afternoon last, the
nearest approaching it being that of
the, late President Sherman. The Catholic and ■ .English Churches, were
crowded to capacity at the services
for the  dead,  the vast  majority of
».:.{--
y*,L-
standing the special which was due to
leave Coal Creek at 3 p.m. did not get
here till 4 p.m. The company kindly
placed the general office at the-dispo-
sal of the,people as a waiting room,
which kindness was greatly appreciated. On arrival at Fernie the cortege
was met by the Salvation Army, band
and a number of Odd Fellows in regalia. Mr. Pearson officiated at the
graveside,, and amid heartrending
scenes the casket was placed in Its
last resting place.
In bur special edition we gave the
date of the previous snowslide as
December, 190G. In looking over our
records'we find, that this Is incorrect,
as it occurred on February 8, 1907.
The inquest will be held in the Provincial Court House this, (Friday)
evening at 7 o'clock.
The - Fernie, Ladies'' Benevolent So-1'
clety postponed . their    annua]    ball;
which was to have taken placo en'
January .». - This' tlwy did out of re* -.
pect to the men killed at Coal Creek, ■-.
and it secni'd to the society that it -
vas the only way in which to sho^v
tneir'sympathy for the sorrowing re-n
lativts and friends. The society take's '•
this opportunity of. expressing'_ their :-'
sincere sympathy   to   the ' bereaved ,
ones.
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'~y\ -.
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On all sides the expression of eulogy
is heard of the excellent work done by
Supt. Shanks nt the time of rescue
and after.
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TOR DOVS AND CURLS
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AhxNtniit, MissRodosok, (Dip'ouia of tlio Col-
Icro of Tcnchi'tH for llio Deaf und JJumb.)
Terms for lioiuilers nnd day hcliolnra on tt|)-
plicUion to tlia Ilcaduiintruft).   ,,,    ,
ShllohsCure
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Don't forget to try Easton's
When vou want
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PORK AND BEAN SUPPERS
EL8H AND CHIP POTATOES SUPPERS   ,
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Alex. Easton, Prop.
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whom "eitherby rijfor on foot followed the remains to their graves. -' The
Italian Society, and the Independent
Order of Odd Fellows, the latter of
which Jas Buckley, one of the victims, was a member of, were out in
full force, and the City and Salvation
Army bands rendered appropriate music, the former heading the mournful
procession. Rev. Father O'Nell
conducted the service at the Catholic
Church, and Rev. Father Michels ut
tlie graveside. Funeral orations were
nlso delivered by members of, the'Italian Society, and tho Independent Order of'Odd Fellows. The Rev. Mr.
Walton conducted the service at tlio
Church of England as well as ln the
cemetery.
•In all there wore six burials, flvo
of tlio victims nnd tho othor Patrick
Corrigan, a minor, who had died ln tho
hospital on Sunday, December 2!)th.
Tho.other victim, Ilonry Nell, will
be burled on Sunday noxt at 2 p.m„
whon it is oxpoctod thnt some of his
rolativos from further west will bo
liore,
Tlio fu.ior.il of tho Into Alox. Worth-
liigton took placo the samo day, but
not at tho samo tlmo, as lho church
services woro hold nt Conl Crook. Our
i_onl Crook Correspondent, says:
'lho funeral of tho Into Alox Worth-
liiRton, ono of tho victims of tho snd
(UsnRtor up iioro on Monday Inst, will
lo long romomborod for Its lmproo-
fllvonofls, Fully DOO pooplo attended
to pny tlio Inst tribute of y rnspcot.
Thn furinrnl nrrniiRomnnlH worn nlily
floiiduclod by J. English, Tlio compnny ran a upoolnl trnln for tlio pur-
Iioho of convoying nnyono desirous of
Attending." Tlio body wns brought
homo from tho undorliikors' purlors on
Tuondny nftornoon, Sorvlco wns conducted nt. tlm Iiouho by Rov, Mr, Pour-
son, of tlio I'ro^bytorliui Church, iiml
Ilov. Mr. Ilniinim of tlio MethodlBt
Church,    Owing   to   sotno iiilHiiiidiii'-
Hardware and Furniture
.,   -.    We have the largest and most up-to-date ' •
in the Pass.    Everything in    /•■■■    -
Stoves and Ranges
Granite & Enamelware
Furniture
Carpets and Rugs
Plumbing and Heating.      Special Attention to Mail Qrders:v
Crow's Nest Pass Hardware Co., Limited^
Phone 7   /FRANK, Alta.    P.O.B_xI90a'
'-.>>■',''._..0*__i-'      'il
MICHEL OPERA HOUSE
MOVING PICTURES
Every Night—8 to 10 o'clock
At least five reels nightly, Feature films, Comedies, Educational, Instructive.
Prlcos 10c & 25c
A  pleasant evening's entertainment, House
comfortable, commodious and well heated
M
H. G. LOCKHART
Manager
POOL and BILLIARDS
F. M. Thompson Co.
The Qualitjr Store
Blairmore,  Alta.
Winter «ur« mado Hi nppooranco
In f>ooA n)inpn lioro «n thi» tint of thl«
week, thero bolus about 4 Indies of
light "now, with the wind Mowing
about <0 miles an hour ,i It made many
, stay in doors (or tbe first time ibis
winter.
" Mr. Wn. nraham, mannfftr ef Ihe
Opera Houae. baa taken a trip to Crea-
|._.\s Uii.   _»v.rv.rt 'ri)n'.Vi. ill  _.._lC.l__bl   Mr, j
Atkinson rondo mnny frlonds. Wo wish
him luccoss In his futtlrq venture.
Tlio danco which1 was held In the
Union Hall, on Now Year's 15vo. wns
largely attondod. The Hillcroat Or
rhpstrn fnrnlshffl plrrtnlnir rmiilr, nm!
tlio entire event proved a most enjoy.
tih)o rvvnulon for nil thoi.** vvfio Attended,
At tho regular meeting last Sunday Mr. Jamos Gordon was elected
secretary-treasurer of the Hillcrest
total. The position waa vaentft. by
the rpsl/rnaflen of Mr, Cl+orno T?nm-
brough.
DeeeiiBod hnd hoon MW.cln.r up till n
week or tin provlotiH to his donth. Thn
fiinornl wtrvlco wns hold In tho Mothodlst Church nnd, conducted hy tho
Hoy. M. Curroy.
A dnnco was hold ln Martin's Hall.
New Michel, cm New Year F_vc, under
tho auspices of tho Dohomlnn Socio-
ly. ti wuu vtiry wull intuitu._.»*_!, ..ml
everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly.
A mecrschum plpo Is bolng given hy
Mr. Hampton, of tho howling nlloy,
New Michel, for tho highest score
mi_<!e at 5 _i[iiu. Ca fu. Clu(ii. G. tu U
at the top with a scoro of 35. •
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Tho youiiK pooplo here enjoyed the
CJu'J)_1iri;if* tn.>o und (J.ittTt/ilninont,
nnd proHontR worn distributed to 252
children.
Kor thn sntlHfnctlon of brofildng
tho mirror In tho bar-room, tho payment of fOf.OO should, add to tho enjoyment of tho. man who waa ri:.<,>_>i_'
Alblo for this dnmnge,
Ah it ultujup U) t\iu i'...U'.l...-U(-ii» ut
somo of our rosldonts horo Koodor
Karc«ik had three men arrested for
hrenklng two windows, two lamps nnd
n clock. Two of tho culprits loft for
parts unlaionn and tho othor had to
luiy a fine of {It.£5,
fete Arlczuk had two windows brok-
Fine Groceries.
Selected Teas,
Sole Agent for Five Roses Flour
Pure Coffees and Spices.   Finest Creamery
Butter and C_heese.      Canned Fruits in Vnricry.
Choice Syrups and Molasses
Dry Goods     Crockery ' Clothing*     Boots and Shoes
A complete assortment ot goods that are usually kept in a First Class Store
Foreign & Domestic goods of every description.   Goods dclivcrcp promptly
free of expense.    Phone 25 or call and get our prices. *="-y      ..     ,.• ■   -,- , •■_■'■
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'_    THE DISTRICT LBDOER, MBNIE, B.C, JANUARY 4, 1913.
Stephen L. Humble
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Dealer in
Hardwape, Stoves & Ranges
Fancy Goods and Stationery
BELLEVUE - - Alberta.
ROY A L
H 0 T E L
FERNIE
Bar'Unexcelled
All White Help
Everything
Up-to-date
Call in and
see us once
JOHN PGDBIELANCIK. Prop.
Fernie-Fort Steele
Brewing Co., Ltd.
Beer
and
Porter
Bottled Goods a Specialty
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CLUB
Cigar Store
W. A. INGRAM
Wholesale and Retail
Tobacconist
Barber Shop
Baths
Shoe Shine
Billiards and Pool
Coffee and Sandwich
Counter
Hazelwooii Buttermilk
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Vlotoria Avenue
FERNIE, B.C,      Phone 34
TRY   A   "LEDGER"   WANT   ADVT.
•DISEASES OF MENJ
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Livery, Feed
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Pint olnn Horaei, for 8al6.
Duyi Horiei on Commlalon
George Barton    Phono 78 \
1 George
4 THE PREMIER
FURNISHED
Kvtry eonvanlanea and comfort, Jutt
Ilk* d»Ihq at homt.  Ont bloek
from Poit Office.   Centr-
».ly .<.flj.__.rf,
H. A. WILKES,  .   Proprietor
PELLAT AVE,    ■    -    -     FERNIE,
I positively euro tlnt'o-f ..urths of|
«all Lberas.'s'lhi.t. im. ;il>sol_ilely in
ftc ..ruble by any methods other limn*
(fthoso 1 employ, I do not cave whof|
glias trcntert you or how long or^byS
"what meiins lie bas treated you,J
'the probability is tliat. I can cure
lyon, and  1  will be able to' speak
definitely in tbe   matter when I»
know the details of yoni' case.        Q
Write for Free Book
'  If you can't call at my office'
write i'or my book, which describes'
my method.    All letters are givenjL
special attention. 2
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Organized Labor is acting with great
determination and firmness in. Blackburn. The leaders of the trade unions having' members at the Green-
bank Foundry have written to the employers demanding the withdrawal of
the non-unionists imported to replace
the engineers on strike. If this Is not,
complied with all trade unionists at
the works will be called out. Iron-
founders, smiths and strikers, moulders, carters, laborers, all the trades
employed at the foundry are involved
in the decision, which is stated to
have been unanimous. A general
strike would, of course, mean the virtual stoppage of the work, but so far
the dispute has been confined to tho
Greenbank Foundry.
Miscellaneous
Official details of the delegates voting on the question of the five clays
working week for all minors wero issued by the Federation of Great Britain
to the affiliated Unions, as appended:
FOR
Lancashire  55,000
Notts ,28,000
Scotland'  75,000
Northumberland  99,000
North Wales  10,000
Forest of Dean     3,000
fp NATIONALIZE
aoMaliaxand
By
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DR. KELLEY'S MUSEUM
210 Howard St., Spokane, Wash.
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Total  ..? 306,000
.AGAI,NST
Yorkshire '... 70,000
midland Federation  36,0000
Derbyshire •  30,000
South "Wales  _\ 116.000
Cleveland  10,000
Bristol v.'. I     2,000
1 Cumberland  ' /.. / 6,000
South Derby  .-•■•■', 3,000
Leicester '...    6,000
Somerset       4,000
Hotel
Large Airy Rooms &
Good Boards'
Ross & Mackay p»
Nowhere; in the Pass can be
found in  such  a display of
We have the best money
can buy of Beef, Pork, Mutt
ton, Veal, Poultry, Butter,,
Eggs, Fish, "Imperaxor Hams
and Bacon" Lard, 8auoages,
Welners and Sauer Kraut.
PHONE OR CALL
Calgary Cattle Co.
Phone 56
A Flash of
Lightning
Ib Juot as likely to Btrlko
tlio houso of tho iinlr.f..ir<.d
man qh that of hli. moro prudent iiol_.l_l.or. No building
Is Immune.
Better Have
Lis insure
yon and havo n lightning
clnnso attached to tlio polioy,
Thon you nosdn't worry every
tlmo thore Is a thunderstorm,
M. A, KASTNER
Solo Agent for Pornlo
ASSAYER
EJ.   W.   WIPDOW80N, Amytr nnd
ch«mut. no« o non, K«i«or»,   n.   a
ilhirfM:—Oold. Oliver, Lead or Copper,
1 *infh, rititA.ftttvfir, nr flllv*r-f>«it,
1.60. Prloo" '»' other motaim oont,
«ment,_flre«1ft/ inalyae* on appllen-
Ion. . Wie far..fl*] outtom auay orfl
In ilrltlith Oolumb.K.
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Total   283,000
Majority for  ■  23,000
' At a meeting of the Committee of
Management of the Scottish Miners'
Friendly Society secretaries were appointed ap I'ollows.JTor the respective
councics: Lanarkshire. Mr, Frank
Hughes; Ayrshire, Mr. Alexander Wallace; Fifeshire, Mr. Robert Robertson.
About 1,000 workmen employed by
Messrs. W. and T. Avery, Ltd., weighing machinists, t ■ Birmingham, have
struck work because of the alleged, victimization of a,.polisher and partly to
secure improved working conditions.
Galashiels (Selkirk) printers have
■sec-ured~at"a,'conferencer'an~increas"e"
in wages of compositors from 27s. to
29s., and a reduction in the working
week from fifty-four to fifty hours.
Linotype operators are to receive a
twelve and a half per cent increase.
The advance begins with the new year.
The Dundee, carters'have, made' a
demand for:an increase of wages from
23s. to 25s. per week.
The clerical staff of the Great North-'
em'Railway in the West Riding division aro protesting at the response of
the company to their application for a
revision in salaries to meet the increased cost of living. . \ "'
The result of the vote of the Miners'
Federation on tho question of giving
districts rights to ■ nominate Parllay
montary candldntes Is aB follows;
In favor  3<18J00
Against .' '  231,000
Parliamentary Questions
'Workmen's Compensation Act,—Mr,
McKenna, replying to 'Mr. GUI, said
tho total amount pa,ld ln compensation
under tho Act during 1011 by employ-
o. h In tho seven groat groups of Industry for whleh roturns aro collected—
that is, mines, quarries, factories,
doclm, railways, constructional work,
nnd shipping—was .03,056,404, The
number of disablement cases was 410,-
031, nnd tho numbor of fatal cases,
4,021.       i , '
Mr. Thomas* Warning
The danger of another national railway Btrlko, of which Mr J. IT, Thomas,
M.P.; gives warning, is an unpleasant
reminder that'all is-not well in"the
railway world, .  The present trouble
springs from the exclusion of Ireland
from the three.years' agreement "which
was arrived at as the result of the inquiry "last year.     Mr. Thomas says
if Ireland is not included his opinion
is that the men would not have the
agreement again, and might even go
out on strike during the currency of
the agreement.   This grave statement
obviously calls- for further action on
the part of the Board of Trade, whlcli
ought not to find, the present difficulty
insuperable.     On the Midland Railway there is no abatement of tho unrest which arose out of the charges
of victimization brought br trade union members against the management.
Mr. Sidney Buxton has communicated
with the company with respect .to the
charges that their officials at Sheffield aro organizing, and supporting the
Free Workers Union, and that the employees aro being openly Informed that
if they want promotion they must" join
that organization and leave their trade
union.
Unionists v. Non-Unionists
Grave symptoms of unrest amongst
tho miners are breaking through the
surface. One of the chief factors in
the creation of trouble is the difficult
problem of union and non-union men.
It is expected that during "the next
.fortnight many non.unionists employ-,
ed at the Pendlebury pits will have
joined the Lancashire and ' Cheshire
Miners' Federation, but the whole of
them are required to join if a strike
of^the union men is to be prevented.
This decision has been arrived at by
the delegates to the Miners' Federation of Lancashire and Yorkshire, and
Mr.,Thomas Ashton, the general secretary, has carried out.the decision by
sending notices to the owners of pits
in Pendlebury that the union men will
cease work in fourteen days if the
whole of the non-unionists do not join.
A similar campaign is to be started in
South Wales by the anthracite colliers,
and notices are to be tendered at six
collieries where 4,500 men are employed.     '
Variety of Grievances *
r- The Northumberland miners do riot
consider they are being fairly treated
by the owners over the wages" question, and are protesting that they are
■not'give^all'tK'infofmMionftTwKich*
they  ar© entitled  in  regard  to  the
George A.;7Dorsey,  Ph.D., LL.D,
,"     ,   Chicago5Tribune        i'*.*"'
Canadian
prices paid for coal. \ "It is too much
like regarding the workers.as having
no right to a voice in the results of
their labor," is the comment'of the
men's board., ,A.lthough the. representative of the Erejyash Valley owners
and the Notts Miners' Association
have spent several hours in conference
respecting the surfacemen's dispute at
the New -Hueknall and Bentinck Collieries tliere ls no improvement In the
situation, indeed, lt is posslblo that
the men may hand in-their notices.
A ballot of the men employed at tho
two collerlos upon grievances of the
englnemen and 'SlokerB ln particular
resulted in an overwhelming majority
In favor of a strike. Tlie Yprkshiro
minors find the tactics of tho mastor
very, Irksome," Some collieries are
bringing men from other districts to
work for lower wages than those
agreod upon, and aro refusing to submit cases to arbitration or inquiry. A
polntod warning to the owners has
been given by tho men's representatives, If the owners aro wishful of
poaco they would do well to treat the
mon's association moro courteously.
Fife minors may bo persuaded to
drastic .action unloss there ls willing-
ness to romody tholr principal grlo-
vanco that, aftor bolng on tho night
Bhlft, thoy have to rise from bed In
ordor to uplift tholr fortnightly monoy
to which thoy aro legally ontltlod.
SEND FLOWERS THAT REFLECT YOUR TASTE
Wvory chap wIiobo Hwoothoart lovos flowors, ovOrv portion who has
a Blr.lt frlond, wnntH his or her floral gift to ho unapproachable In
blontlltif? of coloro and lirlntlno froshnoBfl,
To ho Hiiro of truo vnluo in Out,Flowers pr any lclnd of Flo'ral
Wrontlm, Honri to our Btoro. A largo Htaff of compotont horlloiiltur-
lutB rour floworf. anil plnntn In our commodious groonhouflOB, only ni
thoy Hliould hn rnlnod,
WE EXPRESS FREE
to you all orders of 15.00 nnd upwards,     Our nldllotl  designers  aro
quick ub woll uh original,   Trimt ub with your "rush" Instructions.
THE CAMPBELL FLORAL COMPANY
224, 0th  AVENUE, Wett, CALGARY,
SYDNEY.—Committed,;as it" is,' to
the nationalization of the land,*.-New
South Wales finds,that niisrepresenta-'
tions have-to be met and that a certain large element of;'the public has
to be convinced that.land .nationalization ,is necessary and' that; it - can be
achieved without- confiscation; revolution, or other disturbance,   '
A'further difficulty ls the existence
of several kinds of land tenure, which
gives rise to conflicting interests and
greatly complicate thg problem. ■
A beginning has been made ln two
directions: the commonwealth""land
tax and the recently,proposed tenure
of leaseholders,
By a progressive land tax the state
will make big estates unprofitable
and so gradually buy them back
without paying for the unearned increment, meanwhile discontinuing tho
outright sale 6f crown lands. , ,
Land Tax Assessment Act
The commonwealth land tax assessment act (1910-1911) relates to unimproved values, which,- in relation to
land, is defined as "the capital sum
of which the fee simple of tbe land
might1 be expected to realize if offered for "sale on such reasonable terms
and'conditions as,,a bona fide-seller'
would require, assuming that the improvements, if any, thereon or appertaining thereto, and made or acquired
by the owner or his predecessor in
title, had not been made." .
"Improved values" means the capi-,
tal sum which the fee simple of the
land might be expected to realize if
offered for sale■ on .such reasonable
terms and conditions as a bona~ fide
seller would require.
"Value ■ of improvements" means
the added value which the improvements give to the land at the dato
of valuation, irrespective of their cost.
The land tax is to be paid on the
unimproved value of all lands except
those especially exempt. The taxable
value of all the land owned by a per-'
son is;. In the case of an> absentee,
the total sum of the unimproved,,val-
"ue of each parcel of land; In the case
of an owr_er not an absentee, the balance of the total, sum of the unimproved value of each parcel bf land
after deducting the sum of £5000. "
. Progressive Land Tax ■
, At the same" time the . common-
iwealth-T-parliament-7-imposed—a— progressive land tax upon unimproved values. '' There, are two schedules. First,
a rate when tbe owner of the land resides in Australia. Thus/ for so
much of-the taxable value as does not
exceed £75,001, the rate,of tax per
pound shall be 1 penny, where the taxable value is £1 sterling, and shall
increase uniformly with each increase
oi £1 sterling in the taxable value,
in,such manner that the increment of
tax between the taxable value of
£15,000 and a taxable value of £15,-
001, shall be 2 pence, So tho incre:
ment of taxes increases- until we
reach £75,000, every pound sterling
of taxable value in excess of which is
-taxed at the rate of 6 pence.
When the owner does not .reside In
Australia tho rato is a penny^a pound,
whon the taxable value does 'not exceed £5000. Whn ovor that the Increment Increases till a tax of 7 pence
por pound is reached with taxable values exceeding £80,000.
Land on Perpetual Lease
Lands Minister Booby recently' described the form of tenure which the
government propose to adopt as to all
crown landB mado avallablo In tho future,
'Wo Intend to offer lands only In
living nroa blocks," ho said. "We Intend to offor thorn as homo farms or,
Boloctlons, with ovory encouragement
to tho man who Intends to put tho
land to Its fair ubo.
"Tho land will bo offored ou per-
■potnal Ioiibo. No ront will bo charged
for tho first five years, provided that
tho settlor oxpendB In Improvements
oach yoar 2V6 por cont, of tho capital
vnluo or his holding. At tho ond of
flvo yoars ho pays IiIb rent to tho
crown tit tlio rato of 2 Mi por cont. on
Uio capital value. For nil tlmo ront
will bo fixed on that ..qhIh,
"At Uio ond of flvo yearn Uio homo-
Htoail selector getfl hln dood, a grunt to
himself, hla holm and asBlgiu, for
ovor,"
It'n llfo thnt makoB donth worth dy-
lllft.
Smiloh
quickly ntepi .emifht, curm eoldo,
tli« throat and lunn.
ind he*li
OS cent*.
The   Season's   Greetings
•W^^^^^rf'^WfX^'wWVWS*
I extend my cordial good wishes to my;many
friends and patrons with sincere appreciation of
their courtesies during 1912, and the hope that
continued prosperity and happiness may be the
portion of all during the coming year.
J. D. Quail
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FERNIE^ to TORONTO and Return ,->.-:.;';'. i.....''.;/..ft..... .'$67.\5-y-
FERNIE to J MONTREAL, and-. Return .... .'*.'., ^.. y '17.7.S. .$72.15. y
Corresponding low fajtes to points' in Ontario, Quebec, and Maritime „:7_
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Tickets on Sale December 1st. to. 31st, inclusive,.. Good „to return_-;
within three months.   LIBERAL*-' EXTENSION PRIVILEGES.* • 7 ~'>v,?
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Tickets issued in connection with'Trans-Atlantic trips on sale Novy^'
7th- to Dec. 31st inclusive, and limited to five 'mpnths .from' date,;©fV
issue, wiih'.prlvileges of extension..'-'. y>   ! :.'.'- '■■- • -77:";, ' '*' ■'-. .>
,   TICKETS VIA ALL TRANS-ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP LJNES   -,.     ,
For full information, fail and steamship tickets; apply',to. ; V '  :-'■-,"
R. READING, Agent, Femle, B.C.; .'or, write to R.'_G, McNELLIE,-' _
.District Passenger Agent, Calgary, Alta.   '     '     ...     '        '■'.', r'1
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HAMILTON
Just as a successful merchant makes every
effort to give his customers courteous, efficient attention', so do the officers of the Bank
of Hamilton endeavor to render'to depositors
.every servise consistent with conservative
banking practice. ■
No deposit is too small to assure the depositor considerate treatment—the savings
accounts of those in moderate circumstances'
are welcomed with courtesy,' and "with c_"u-
sence of undue formality which makes banking a co.'ivenience and a pleasure..
F. __£. Roberts, Agent
>- *.
BELLEVUE   HOTEL
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t o , ( . y
, Bellevue Alta. .      .
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Commercial House
Best accommodation in the Pass
Up-to-date — Every convenience   .
Excellent cuisine' ' ' ' X'7 -
Suitable for Ladies & Gentlemen
H." B. Hineline
etor
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PANTORIUM   TAILORS
Next to. Fernie Hotel..       .
SUITS    TO    ME AS URE
from $15.00 to $50.00
GENTS AND LADIES' CLOTHES
Cleaned        '■-,
Repaired
.    '   and
Pressed
Head Off That Cold
Do not let a cold run awny with you. Assert ^our
rights by fighting a cold with tho proper weapon,
Tlio host way to headoff a cold and overcome it
is by taking
Laxative Bromide Quinine Tablets
The handy nnd convoniont i'orm in which thoso
tablots aro made render them pleasant to tako and
offootivo in results. Fifty chocolato-coatod tab-
(lots in oach box. Will break up a cold in less than
24 hours. 25o. per Box,
A. W. BLEASDELL
DRUGGIST AND STATIONER
FERNIE, B,0.
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WHY
wera the FIR8T PRIZE and th© GOLD MEDAL
at tho Edmonton Exhibition awarded to
SWIFT'S PREMIUM HAMS, BACON, ETC.?
Because they aro THE BE8T ON THE MAR-
KET, that'o why.
Buy them all the tlmo at
THE 41   MARKET  CO.
8AM GRAHAM, Managar
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PMONB 41
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KENNEDY &  MANGAN
Lumber for aii
Purposes
horo at an/ tlmo and ia anr
quant.ir, You cannot iwamy
ua with a larga oiie:, or glte
ui ao imall a ono that wa will
uo_ ulUtud to lu i
THERE ARC BOARDS, BBAMft
JOtSTt, JHINOLBt, Kto.
for any kind of building you
may lie at work upon. Hava
ua Mild yon what yos want
wLi>n yoa want It.'
orriei nnifVARti. m^huhom aw,, ori*. a. w. dh»ot, nnmt
yr . • • ",j/:>y"''. ,<
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m DISTRICT LEDOER, WBRNIIS,  B. C., JANUARY 4, 1913.
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When ■ in, Spokane . see   Dr. 7 Mary
■   .■";"   -■--,       '  y-- " ;-    ■: «\- /
Swartz, Specialist In. Female -Troubles:
.Expert confinement 'cases;"" good
home for patients, y-; y'; ;'""*- ,■_,
:   Di. Mary Swartz
Galena Bile.. Room 5, Post and River-
■ :   side,. Spokane,-Wash.
Beware of'
Imitations
Sold on the
Merits of:
Minard's
Liniment
Passburg
2 Hotel
You're always welcome here
Clean Rooms, Best of
Food and every
attention
THOS. DPCAN    Passburg
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The Hotel
One of the
Best
^Polish
NARZED2IE SPOLECZNEGO
-iSi~-"X7' r*        '       \POSTEPU
Materyalistyczne
C. J. ECKSTORM      Prop.
Lethbridge; Alta.
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P. Carosella
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Dry Goods; Groceries, Boots aiid Shoes
' Gents',Furnishings-    .
BAKER  AVENUE
^BRANCHr'AT-HOSMERyBTcT
"I Can't Quit"
-Is the  cry  of the   Drinking   Man—
x. _» .v ,__,_.,' v    .„_ _^       „,.,.._
Neal Treatment Is the Help ho Needs
Ethical aid which takes away liquor
appetite—Given at the Neal Institute.
THE HEAL INSTITUTE
Mrs.  EDITH   BENT,  Manager.
Cranbrook. B.C;
Box 326. ;  , . phone 273
Dr. de Van's Female pills
A reliable French regulatorsnov.r fnlli. These
'Si'i!.".? «eMdlngly powerful ln regulating the
mneretlve port on of % fernele .ystem., Kotos
■Jl cheap Imitations. Dr. da Vm»s are sold at
IB a bnx. or three or 110. Ma) ed to any Rdd/eii
Tlw Sooboll Drng Oo„ St. Ca._2£i__M, On£
Southern
HOTEL
BELLEVUE, Alberta
Every
convenience
and
attention
Moals tlmt tasto liko
mothor used to cook
Best in the Pass
Jos, Grafton, Proprietor.
pojmowanie his-
toryl .wychodzi z zalozenia, ze produkc-
Pft .7-1 * wymlana produktow; stanowia
podstawikazdegoustro ju spoleczne-
go;'.,_»,w^kazdetn s'poleczenstwle pod-
zial p|oduktow, a wraz z nlm I podzial
spoleczenstwa ha klasy, lub - stany,
zalezjj od'tego/ co 1 jak sie produkuje,
orasrw jakl!sposob wymlenlane sa pro-
dukta;    >-        '    -t   .    •   ~
Stad wynlka, ze istotnych przyczyn
wszelkich' itmian spolecznych i prze-
wrotow'pdlitycznych szulcac nalezy nie
w glowach ludz kich, nie w ich wzras-
tajacej swladomoscl wlecznej prawdy i
sprawlodllwoBcl, ktore sane przez sie
nie istnieja, lecz w zmianach zachod-
zacych w sposobje produkowania i wy-
miany; nalezy ichszukac nie w filozo-
fii. lee ekonomii' danej epokl.
Rozbudzona swladomosc, ze istnie-
jacc .urzadzenia spoleczne sa bezro-
zumne I nlesprawledllwe, ze rozum stal
sie bezrozumem, a dobro stalo sie z-
lem,'Jest'tylko oznaka, lz w metodach
produkowania i formach podzialu dobr,
zupelnie nieapostrzezenie odbyiy sie
przeiniany,,do'ktorych nie pasuje juz
porzadekspoleczny, zastosowany do
poprzedriich.' ' ekonomtcznych warun-
kow. ' '" S,
Oznacza' to jedndczesnie, ze i srod-
ki do iisuriiecla zla—w mniej lub .bardziej ro'zwinetej formie— musza row-
niez'znajdowac sie w zmienlonych wa-
runkach -pro dukcyi,
Srodkow tych' nie nalezy wynajdy-
wac w glowle; ale za pomoca glowy—
nalezy robie odkrycia w danych mater-
yalnych faktach'produkowania.-; -
■ Jedriew slowem, srodki dla.usuniecia
zlaspolecziiego'nie moga bye wynale-
zione, racz'ej wymyslone przez. jakie-
gos genialpego. mysliciela, lecz musza
przez takie.go.'-Jub takich bye wykryte
w zmienlonych istosunkach ekonomic-
znych dahej epoki.
> W t'yin samym^stopniu, w jakim
mozliwe jest-takie odkrycie jest tez
mozliwy rowniez i socyalizm naukowy.
'. Wymyalld- mozna to, czego wca le
niemaf/odkryc zas mozna tylko to, co
juz istnieje ,w.', rzeozywistosci. Coz
wiec znaczy-^-odkryc w rzeczywlstosci
ekonomlcahej srodki do_iUsu"niecla-nbP.._
dajasclsle i loglczcie zbudowany, program, ktorego najglowniejsza podstawa
jest materyallstyczne pojmowanie dzie-
jow.
Nie oczekuja oni, ani wspolczucia
dla socyalizmu od wsystkich klas spo-
leczenslwa, poniewaz wle dza, ze zdol-
nosc danej klasy do wspolczucia danej
idei rewolucyjnej zalezy od ekonomic-
znegb rolozenia tej klasy 1 poniewaz
wiedza, is z posro'd wszystkich klas
spoleczenstwa wspolczesnego, tylko
proletaiyat znajduje sie w takiem pol-
ozeniu ekonomicznem, ktore z koniec-
znosci pcha go do walk! jwolucyjnej,
przeciw istniejacymu prozadkowi spo-
lecznemu. , '
Ten materyali8tyczny fakt, z nleu-
blagana keniecznoscia odbija sie w
bardziej, lub mniej zrozumialy sposob
w glowach wyzysklwanych proletary-
uszow—1 jest rekojma zwyclestwa idel
socyallstycznej.—Robotmk Polski.
WHO KILLED THE
CHICAGO WORLD?
,(Continued from,Page 3)
Italian
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List of Locals District 18
,*U. NAME 8KC. nnrt P. ft, AnnnR^ft
80 Dankhond p. Whontley, Dnnkhond, Alta.
•481 Denver Crook,,.,.. D. Kemp, .leaver Crook, via Plncher
«8l Bellovuo ..Jamei Iiurke, Uox 30, Iklldvne Altn.
IM03 Blairmore  W. U Evani, Dlalrmoro, Aim.'
•04.. nurmlfi     ,T. Hfrbvuh itv» in.trmin (hj.j,
tW Cnrbondale J. Mitchell, Carlondale, Coloman, Alta.
1387 Canmoro ..,.,., N. P. Thao huk, danmoro, Alta,
8033 Coloman , W, Graham, Coleman, Alta.
{877 XJorbln  J, Jonoi, Corbln, D.C.
1128 Thlnook Mines ,,.. J. Bantonl, Chinook Mines, Alta,
f!78 Diamond City,.... Albert Zak, Diamond City, Lethbridge.
?3H Fenilo Tbos. Uphill. Kernlo, D, U. ,
IM8 Frank T3van Morgan, Frank, Alta.
1497 .Ho.mor W. nalders lone, Ho«mer, 11. C,
1058 Hlllcroit    George B amborough, Hillcrest. AUa
Wl UthbHdge L. Moore,    1731, Sixth Avenue, North Uthbrldge.
UM lethbridge Colllerlte frank Ba ringham, sec, via, Klpp, Alta.
8890 Maple Leaf  Robert Taylor, Maple Imt. HHIerue, AUa.
8334 Michel M. Burrell, Michel, B. O. '
W82 Pasibnrg ......'.... A. S.n»knr, Vasstmrg, Altn.
J5W Royal View doo. Jordan, Royal Colllerlet  l«ethhriAge, AHa.'
JLOStt Taber............. A. Patterson, Tabor, Alta.
1W Taber W» Fftfarth Taber. AUa.
4
cnlerlstnieTjacego zla?
i-Zhaczy-^wykazac, ze sam rozwoj tej
rz|czywistdsci:stworzyl juz 1 stwarza
.Wj^lalszym.ciagu, podstawe przyszlego
porzadku spolecznego.
? 'jfpdrtaVbwa"' teza' materyalnego po-
Jmowania dziejow glosi, ze mysli ludz-
H|d .'warunkuj^,,sio bytem ludzi, czyli
sjer|w prbcesiej'ruchu historycznego,
Meg rozwoju Ide'ji okresla sie w ostat-
niej linii:bieglem rozwoju etosunkow
ekonomlczijych..: A jezell tak, to jas-
nem jest. ze'iJowstanle nowych stosun
kow ekonomlcznych' z konlecznosci po-
cjaga za soba zjwawienle sie nowych
IdeJI, odppwladajacych. zmlenionym
warunkom zycla—1 jezell tomu, lub in-
nemu genlalnemii czlowlekowi, przysz-
In do glowy ta, lub inna nowa Idea so-
oyalnb;polltyczna—to stalo sie to Bkut-
kiem konlecznosci rozwoju BtoBimkow.
if I tak samo rpzpowszechnlanie sie
tej nowej eoeyalno-polltycznej Idei, jej
przyiswojenle sohio przez stronnlkow
genlalnych odkryweow, nlo moze bye
uwasane za przypadkowo, n takze to
nowe Idealy okonomlczne rozpowBzech-
nlaja slo glownle wsrod tej klasy, lub
warBtwy ludnoscl, ktora bardziej od
inhych clerptna Blcutok przoBtarza-
logo juz porzadku Bpolecznogo,'
i A ponleWaa w Bind za rozpowazech-
nlanlem'sio Idol, odpowlndajaoj stoBun-
kom okonomlczhym, mual prodzoj, czy
poznloj na staple untoczywlatnlonlo, to
Jost tryutrir nowogo porzadku spolocz-
nogo; to i caly rozwoj spoloczny, z
wlosclwoml momontaml rowolucyjne-
ml, ukazujo ale takzo, Jako hlstorycs-
na konlecsnosc,
Stosownlo do togo zmlonlly Hla row-
nloz, 1 sposoby propagandy sooynllsty-
cznoj; downlojil roformatorowlo npol-
ocznl dclalall na ohyhl—trafl, zwrncall
bIo do oswloconych monnrchow, lub In-
nych potosnych, a Bzczorych przyjncl'ol
ludzkosoV'obecnlo zas socyallHd poaia-
stiamo per cominciare un nuovo anno, fratelll di lavoro; aniamoci in uno
sforza supremo alio scopo di brganiz-
zare le forze del lavoro, in modo che
al terminar del 3913 le file del grande
movimento operaio abbiano consegutto
quella forza e quella potenza che ad
esse di buon dir.«tto aspetta'.
.Nulla si-potra concl'udere di effica-
ce,ed utile—per quanti sforzi si fac-
ciano—sino a che fra I coscienti operai
vi saranno dei lavoratori disorganiz-
zati, sino a che vi saranno degli es-
seri che ignorano quail fatali conse-
guenze possono arrecare ai compagni
di lavoro coll'essere restii nell'organ-
izzarsi.
L'bpera di propaganda non deve ces-,
sare a niun costo; noi tutti abbiamo
una importante ed. imperioso mis-
sione da compiere: quella di educ'are
coloro che ancora non sono membri
della grande famiglia unionista.      -
* Se^ noi tutti lavoreremo di buon'ar-
monia e ,consacreremo le nostre 'en-
ergie alio' sviluppo di questo movimento, non.havvidubbio che non tar-
dera a spuntare il giorno benedetto in
cui tutti i lavoratori e le operaie'del
mondo-intero-diventeran-fratelli-e-so--
relle di una grande e nobile organi z-
zazlone del lavoro.   „
Quando spuntera quell'alba—e spun-
tera indubbiamente—allora sara tempo
per 1 cavalier! del lavoro di cessare
tempora'neamente l'apdstolato dl propaganda e dl avere un grande gluibieleo
per commemorare un'era novella nella storla del lavoro dell'umanlta.
L'organizzazione o necessarla, e ln-
dispensabile se vuolsl che 11 lavoro ri-
ceva quella .conslderazione, alia quale
ha dirltto da tempo Immemorabllo.
• Unltevl, lavoratori dol mondoTvoT
non avete nulla da perdere—aotra-
zlonfatta delle pesantl cateno cho vl
tengono ln uno Btato dl sottomlsslono
e di 8chiavitu—ma tutto da guadag-
nare,—Eugene Derne,
The Strongest
ivieii on Earth
Kraploy •lectrlolty In botly-bulldlng.
Snn^ow, Hackensclimltlt (tho wrostl-
or),;Lukena and many othors maintain
Uiolr perfect noise, rnhunt mnnhnnrt
nnd physical development hy tho uso
or thia agent or health.
DR. MBMOEirs BODY BATTBRV
1» • wonder of tho ago—a lnstlng bone-
Mt to mankind, it comes as n boom to
nil men »«alc or ailing, and ou the
Pith to physical despair. It puts on-
^tT Into tho weak, m._lu._. U.«. hi.ouk
mas still stronftor and cures most diseases lo whleh men are subject.
t^Vrlto at onco for particulars lo
vfysizia mmm unar co.
WML BLOCK,
Cnrnir 7lh Ave. and Ifd ttrest K.,
CALOARV.
I PROQRE38I DELLA U. M. W. of A.
Al 30 Novembre 11 numero del mom-
brl in rogola colla United Mino Workers of America saliva a 377,394.
E' questa una bella clfra, non haw!
dubblo; ma blBogna rlcordarsl che
sonvl ancora contlnala dl migliaia dl
mlnatorl cho non fnnrio parte dl questo
movimento oporolo. Blsogna lavoraro
a tutt'uomo por convlnoero costoro nd
or.traro nollo fllo unlonlsto.
and trade union paper would be published by making a contract that Cook
County could dictate the policy.
The Delegate committee" turned
down the proposition and declared
that it was better that the' paper die
than to make it a power.In the hands
of the capitalists. '
When the party refused to sell out
these capitalists began to pull off,
They had already secured lien on the
accounts to the amount of over $85,000,
which they*still hold.> The amount
due them at present is about $70,000,
so they are well secured.
When the bond issue, amounting to
over $33,000, came due on December
1st, these capitalists wanted to put'
the bondholders off and exchange the,
old for new bonds. Most of the bonds
were held by comrades, many of whom
had given their hard earned 8avings\
to help the daily and were in need
of tlieir money. ,
On November 20th, only a few days
before the crash, when lt was woll
known to the management that the paper could not continue, a letter was
written to the .bondholders urging thom
to exchange their old bonds for new
ones and also buy more bonds,
Here are some quotations from that
letter: -, .. '  -
"You are one of the original bondholders of the Daily Socialist which
lias achieved success as the Chicago
Daily World. You came ,to our support when there was no security back
of us.- Now that we have security
back of'our bonds, it is fitting that we
offer to you,1 before anybody else, our
new 3-year 6 per cent first mortgage
bonds."
". . . . The Chicago Daily World is
a wonderful newspaper now."
'' A superb organization manages and our ideals have never changed."!
". . . . We want you and every comrade who subscribed to our original
bonds to take new bonds for twice the
former amount."  _
•   "• . . . Nearly $100,000 in assets protect you."
"- . . Yoii know us as comrades-
know how honest bur motives are.
To you we're like a bridge that's carried you safely over.
. "Almost any of your friends would
be glad to invest In su_LhjLbond__when_
PAGE SEVBH
ther the unions hor'the capitalist class
respected.    ' - '-
They think that'for these same individuals to come at this, time and ask
comrades and the workers In general
to raise $150,000 for another paper like
.the lamented World is only another
evidence of the utter lack of Judgment on the part of. these people.'
Many of the comrades feel that it
was by using the daily which was en-
trusted into their hands that they,
were able to advertise themselves and
perpetuate themselves as members of
the (board.   ,
The party has stood firm at all times
for a clear policy and for good man-
agement and Ib not to blame for the
failure of the daily. If it Is to blame
at all it is because it has been too lenient with elected officials who were
allowed to continue In office even
when they defied the Instructipns of
the party.
The rank and file of the Socialists
in Cook county are loyal and true to
the principles of Socialism. The comrades In Chicago will yet build up a
Socialist press worthy of the revolutionary movement of the wo?klng
class. By a sane and conscientious
use of the money of the workers a
mighty instrument for the toiling
masses will yet*e securedand used in
the struggle for emancipation—International Socialist Review.
Rent?
BACK TO COAL BURNERS:
A Child Protection Soolety which
hns boon formod In Franco has Just
lodged a complaint with tho authorities against the oxlBtlng conditions of
child labor In a largo bIiibs works ln
tho neighborhood of, Parle, nnd a prosecution Is to follow,
Throo year'H ago tho Chamber of
Doputlos passed a law prohibiting tho
porformanco of night work hy thoso
chlldron, nnd tho Parisian workors-
refused to nllow tholr own chlldron to
bo omployod ln tho glnss works. Tho
night work, It Is alleged In tho com-
plaint of tho socloty, continues, nnd
to conconl Infrlngomonts of tlio law—
whothor hy night or hy day-diirlnu
tlio raw vlHlts of tho factory Inspector tho .children aro snld to havo boon
Hinugglod out of sight Into cullnrs ami
othor out'Of-thn-way placos,
To mnko up for this shortage In
tho local supply of child lahor children nro Imported hy "padroni" (child
dwilars) who buy tho chlldron at orgs
runglng from nlno yours upwards, nnd
at prlcos varying from Id dollars to
30 dollars.   To moot tho requirements
they realize that our obligations can
bo*paid.^«._
.•/a'J^;-?8-''hearfrom you today, com-
rede.;- ^..Yo^.have'been, our, friend In
need,-now ;he friendly. In prosperity.
-",,'The7bies6lrigs;pf ail humanity reward helpers of oiir.te-.U8e'."., .'"■ .),-,.'
This is thest'u'rf tbat/the'manage-
ment and the $23,000-a-yea'r Tribune',
man tried to bluff the comrades with;
Only after I told the management that
every man having anything to do
with sending out this letter could be
put behind tho bars for obtaining
money under false pretenses did they
return such monies as came ln
ponse to tho abovo letter.
The bonds foil duo on December, 1
and the trustee, Comrade Marcus
Hitch, compelled under the law to tako
possession or hlmsolf bocomo person-
ally liable. Ho ondeavored to got a
friendly rocelvor, a Soclnllst, appointed so that tho asHots might not bo
The Southern Kansas Railroad has
returned to the use of coal for its engines. For some years the passenger
service engines on the through trains
have been using oil, but the return to
coal has been made. The Santa Fe
main line trains are also being changed back to coal turners as rapidly as
possible. Recently the Standard Oil
Company announced that it would
make no more contracts to supply oil
for fuel.
When you can own
your own home?
We have for sae
Lots in town and Lots
in subdivision iri Coe-
man at a prices.   We
can suit your income.
Ca and see us.   !
Coleman
Realty Co.
AGENTS FOR',
Fire Insurance and
Oliver Typewriters
-V,
* * \ ?
Imperial Bank of Canada
Capital Subscribed
Reserve Fund  ....
D. R.
HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO
6,000,000       Capital Paid Up ....       6,460,000
6,460,000      Total Assets ..'      72,000,000
WILKIE, President,        HON. ROBT JAFFRAY, Vlce-Pree.
BRANCHE8   IN   BR1TI8H COLUMBIA     a.     ^
Arrowhead; Cranbrook, Fernie, Golden, Kamloope, Michel, Moyie, Nelson.
,   ,y Revelstoke, Vancouver and Victoria.
SAVINGS DEPARTMENT      '    '•     ,
Interest allowed on deposits at current rate from date.of deposit.
^EERNIEJRANCH :_ , -GEOHrBfB£L_.TM»na„er=
res-
squandered. Stedmnn, of tho board,
opposed this and tho noxt day somo
creditors throw tho concorn Into tho
bankruptcy court and this court appointed tho Central Trust Compnny of
Illinois as rocelvor, What will bo loft
aftor this company Is paid for Its ser-
vices can easily, bo Imagined.
Tho bondholders, who nre almost entirely Socialista, aro now trying to
unvo tho equlpmont aB far ns possible
and put It Into tho handB of tho Socialist party.
If tho plant woro to bo sold nnd the
typo and machinery removed, It would
probably not bring n total of $10,000.
As It stands, howovor, without b«.
lng disturbed, It could not ho duplicate
ed for »fiO,000. It Is this iiflsot thnt
tho bondholders hopo to hhvo for tho
SoclallBt pnrty, thorohy avoiding a
total loss both for thomsolvcs and for
tho party,
At. Its last mooting tho Cook Coun.
ty Dolngatn Commlttoo docldod to co-
operato with tlto bondholders, first to
flBtnbllBh n weekly papor. und lator
whon snfficlont funds havo been col-
lectnd and whon occasion demands
publish a dally Socialist pnper, thor-
oughly representing the Socialist party
nnd not to bn n cheap Imitation of
capitalist shoots.
In splto of this decision hy tho So-
clallut parly aud Instructions to Us
representatives   accordingly,    stond-
man, supported   by   Mary O'ltollloy,
nt Um taw tho ctuldreii aro always i,1^^fc»«*. Kwuuetiy, mut othors, op-
stated to bo nt least thirteen years of ,,0Sf'fI ",0 actior' °* t,l« Socialist party
ago. mA m«d<> a counter proposition at a
Thoso chlldron, It Is snld, woro at |mn"8. mcct,"B '•"Hud by tliumuulves as
first  Imported  from Northern  Italy.
Money to Loan on first class Business and Residential property
V
II    THE      H H   ShbM1854
Home dank of Canada
STILL TIME POE NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS
It is nover too Into tb aot upon January ■ resolutions.
If you havo not yot opened your 1913 savings account
with the Home Bank, do ho how. Ono dollar opens
un account, and you havo your bank book, with tho
money to your credit, you will likoly keep on saving
odd dollars all year.'
Head
Office
TORONTO
Branches and connections
throughout Canada
J. I'. MACDONALD, Mumigur, FKBNIK, IM..
Nervous Debility
fi. iVoufneni, Utlifiilneu ami doinond'
Uio nerve* Womo tlroifr
tlwoyos (Jt
tun now nicy wmii! clileljy from Spain.
Tho condition of tho poor llttlo aliens,
working olovnn hours n day—or night
—In a factory far removed from their
natural protectors and mero passive
Instruments In a dividend-earning
m.-irhlrif. ivfll rnn-iriy be understood
without detailed description.
DARROW'S  SECOND  TRIAL
mombors of thc hoard of directors,
i)v»> ...i buiittiiy, .wcfiiitit-r >i_i, io ga-
Oior funds nnl ornnnlzo n stock com-
pnny outside of the control of tho So-
clnllst party and thus repent tho tra-
gle porformanco of tho past six yonrs.
Ityrt n sano business nnd editorial
policy boon iLlhcrod   to   duvlns   thn
| Btrlko. tho Dnlly World could havo paid
.off at k-iia .you. nt iu .litbts ami
I beon on n sou'ul economic  basis,.. It
"   i could hwve established Itself as a ml
J«Oa ANOBLR8, D«w. 3S,—The «*>-1 Rorlnllitt paper, thoroughly supported
eond trial of lilarene* 8. Darrotr, tbs j by all the workers snd heenly respect-
Chl<*>;o *u.»n_ej' itbo was thief t-auti\*& by all o«K.ct?.jU lo Socialism.
»<"? fn th* vr.Ysnmra, trial aad wU
was Indicted on two charges of Jury
bribing, will lm hftjuo horo January
JO Instead of January •. as form#My
scheduled.
MikU> IWUIUU tbltik that U.« man*
Moment Is responslblo for tbe financial disaster »nd in Rulliy ot having
thrown odlnm upon the Bortatlst
party by publishing * paper tbat nel-
reo youof jourhard oariiucl <iul!*rs.
ttr NO NAMES USED WITHOUT WRITTEN CONSEKT
THREATENED WITH PARALYSIS
War E. Bummnrs mlston Ids ovpAriaucot
m "I wastroutlsdyj.li Nerrou. bounty
for many ytm. U.ylt to lmll«rctl<,fi
and exMHtws In ymiih. f fxyj/imn yaiy
dMpondent and ujiln't ears »hi,ther \
»!_--___.__.    ___■ mttLSLP&J1 '""Wined ovory.xdy
*"^ SKI1 SLW ^h1' mds"a£d foat'wtro
^J!** •h»k'r« •ye»%rrt.tf hnlr
n»«ll«!nrs aixT tried msny i
HI VtlKl, i_» tlmt
omq lirlitliU Um
ilottl and m<inui
».v»i*m.
quwiks
l^oomq lirlitliU Um
.iliy;ilottl and monui
!wf« from Um »,vil*m.
WtJot.	
.  JdnJi of
mnny <lnM*M
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■trest vwrtTMrirr
dooiora.
savMtmy
the ,
and oooUaus to do so.
n»dfc    _ _...  	
pliyuoUiUL woraanslmtfloi Colt for tluwi
MM****], iiKMRii I IjikI lout an unit in   *"*■* i»iM»t*t
 «w>wivMdj_n n«# Mrrww Tasit__tw «M II
— llkotn___t^!<miiMrMlUis^(wiMB7thM^
phyiioally, Iters seattliomiman/ |»u_aU
(''raadrownincinM t oomn
lira. TlwImnivTementwAit!
i. I wm cured mooUUy and i
eUfllt OUARAHTMO Oil NO PAY
DrsKENNEDY&KENNEDY
Cor. /HkWpn Ave. and Orfiwold St, Oetroil, Mich.
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7 _ L Thisris not an offering of Bankrupt Stock, but items' selected from oiir $> 150,000.00 stock of Dry Goods, Clothing, 'Men's FiimshiiilsH^
and Boots and Shoes, all new goods, y Positively no shop-worn goods will be offered.      Every item in the-list is a quality one, and a;desirable".
oiie.   The saving is large and satisfaction is guaranteed.   -Bead the list through carefully.   .The echo ofeconomy, is tliekeynote of every ;jtem.]
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Mitts
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1  Men's Pure Wool Mitts, hand-knit;
good \-alue at 50c. pair.
SALE PRICE 25c. pr.
Men's Extra Heavy Pure Wool hand- •
knit Mitts, red and white, and black
and-red  mixtures.     Regular values
G5c. pair. ■ ,
SALE PRICE 3 Pair for $1.00,
Men'.s    Genuine    Horse-hide Mitts,
wool-lined;    very   warm   and   extra
strong.
SALE PRICE    50c. pr.
Men's Mustang MIUs, wool-lined; an
Ideal mitt for lumbermen.
SALE  PRICE    35c. pr.
Bronko Glove, wool-lined, extra long
wool cuff; regular value $1.00 pair.
SALE. PRICE  ...: 50c. pr.
Boys' Black leather Mitts, wool-lined; strong and warm,        . , ,,
SPECIAL ...:... :. 35c. pr.
Boys' Buckskin, horse-hide and mule
skin"Mitts, wool-lined; wOrth 40c. to
65c. pair.        , x"
SPECIAL    ..:,.......' 35c.  pr.
•  Boys' Bronko Mitts, wool-lined," in '
all sizes.
SPECIAL, ..; 25c: pr.
Boys' Wool Mitts, all colors, hand
or machine knit.    ,
•SPECIAL   ....: 25c. pr.
Sox
Men's Heavy grey wool Sox, guaranteed all wool; regular 25c. value.
SALE PRICE  3 pair for 50c.
Men's extra heavy Ribbed Grey Sox,
all wool; has extra long leg and cuffs.
SPECIAL PRICE 5 pair, for $1.00
Aviation Ca<p$
Shirts
Pure wool Aviation Caps! give perfect protection to .ears' and face; light'1
in weight and very-warm.   Regular
value up to $1.25 each.
SALE PRICE' 60c. each
Men's Pure Wool Shirts, turn-down
collar attached, all sizes, 1_V4 to IS;
made from groy, gre«.n or blue flannel.
SALE  PRICE   : $1.00 each
"Men's Blfick Fleece   Shirls,   fleece
lined, heavy weight, all sizes.
SALE  PRICE   $1.00 each
Men's Brown Twill Shirts, fleece-
lined, extra heavy weight,,all sizes.
SALE  PRICE $1.00 each
Men's Military Flannel Shirts, extra fine quality, collar attached, in all
sizes. - Regular value up to $2.00 each.
SALE PRICE  '....'....$1.25 each
Men's Flannelette Shirts,^ assorted ',
colors and patterns, all sizes, collars ■
attached. These are made from extra,, :
heavy English Flannelette, and are -'
good value at $1.25 each.
SALE PRICE „.....,.: 75c. each. "
Mackinaws
We carry, the celebrated Cars,?' Mac-
kinaw in all weights and styles, in  '
grey, brown and black,
•We offer as a special inducement
during   this   sale. -Black   Mackinaw-
Coats, heavy weight.     Regular value
$5.50.
SALE PRICE  $3.75
Overalls
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Here's a, money-saver.     Every purchaser of one pair of these Overalls
' makes a clear saving of 50 cents. We
are going to,sell the celebrated Tri-
Wood Overall, made in bib style only,
' all double stitched, and equal to any..?'
$1.25 Overall on the market for the "'
SALE PRICE......"...; 75c. pr.',
Moccasins
Men's Sheep-lined Moccasjns. made in.
low or high cut.    .Values up.-:to $1.2.'.,
,_will, bo cleared out at the special '   ..
SALE PRICE   . '-  \      ,,75c. pc'.'
'   Men's Sheep-lined Moccasins,' extro
heavy,     Values up to,$2.00 pair, wilt
be priced to clear'at the tpecial - _,
SALE PRICE; .V..7...../....$1.00 • pX
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'   Men's Buck' Mocca3l_., up"to $l._r:   •
pair.   SPECJAL ..'  .-.$1.25_ pr...
'". Men's^'Buck Moocasins, up to $2.75-
palr.   SPECIAL ......,".",. .$2.00^ pr.
' Men's Shoo Packs;' regular valuo up
to $3.00.. SPECIAL ,.'.,,"....$2.00"pr.
Men's Shoe Packs; regular value up
to $4.00.. SPECIAL .'.$3.00 pr. '
Grocery Specials
"White Beans. ...;.,: /.-..-....-.. :. {..-.'..'.,.'...'...-... 4 lbs. '•
2 in 1 Shoe Black ......:...'. SS:. :'•::;".,.,. ..<■:.'. '.. \7.'3 .tin's •'
.Canada First sGreainj"20.oz. ..'..-. 7.;'.' .■' ;... •.. 7. 7. S 2 for'
Quaker OatS, '5 lb. pkg. Vith.:"ehina !. ■; V	
Krinkle Corn Makes -.".....".'.....".- '. '.,:..-■ 2 pkgs.
Tetley's Cocoa.  ' .• ...: -AA lb. tin
,     ' •    • •, v 'i
Lemon and Vanilla' Extracts ". 16 oz."
Peaches, 2 lb. tin 'Sy. 7 :   2 for
Evaporated Prunes   \.f.  3 lbs
Evaporated Apples  ..:..'. ' ;   2 lbs. ■
Evaporated'Apricots  .•..'. _  2 lbs.
Evaporated Peaches ' .:....- : 2 lbs.  '
New Navel Oranges ." ,.....'..   % case -2
.■25
.25
;25"c
.25
.15
.35
.50
.35
".25
.25
.35.
.25
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70 boxes Bismarck Apples,  ..",_....;.. ......
20 Boxes Bell "Flower Apples  .. .,;'...'	
25 Boxek Fancy;,Kings Apples ....".;...." per. box^l
Fancy Snow,Apples .' -,_••••. ■• • ■ • 4 lbs. •
Five .Roses Flour Jutes 98's. "...'..:    '....'.:. 3
Swift's Empire Ham .' .per lb.
Fresh Roasted Peanuts ..- ° ".  -...'.... per lb.
Gauntlets
.Men's Genuine Horsehide Gauntlet
Gloves, wool-lined, warranted heat and
waterproof.", Regular $1.50 value.
SALE PRICE $1.00 pr.
Heinz Pork and Beans, med. size'.,..._..
Simcoe Pork and Beans, family size ..
Pears' Unscented Toilet Soap,	
Sunlight, Laundry Soap, "...'_,....."..".
-T'etiey's"8p^Mial=BleM-BBllrTgaTTTT
Tomatoes, Prospector Brand", 3 lb. tin
Pumpkin, .3 lb. tin .....';,.'.	
Onions  -...•.. .-*....'.■":'.:_';:v..::
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.Cabbage   ...-.. •:.'.'... ._.•....:.'...
per,vbox 1.25
per box, 1.25
;56
.25
.25:
.22
.15
.35
.25
.25
.25
T75"
.50
7 2 for
. 2 for
. 2 for,
. 6 for-
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. 3 for
. 2 for
10'lbs.
10, lbs. \
.25
.25
.25
Sweaters
Men's   Sweaters,, close  neek,  "V"'
neck and  coat, style, in  all colors,■;
browns, greens, 5roys, blacks, navy,
maroon and numerous combinations. .
Lines' sold at $1.50 .and $1.75.-
SALE PpiCE   ..$1.00 each.  ,
Men's Sweater Coats, only'In new ,•
combinations, with or without collars,.
Regular values up to $2.2B. .
SALE PRICE .., ..$1.25 each
Men's Coat Sweaters, in fancy weaves and colors, with shawl collar.
SALE PRICE ....;,.."....-.$1.50 each
Men's  Double-knit   Coat   Sweater^
with large rolltjollars, in the very best  •
makes.      Colors:   brown, green, maroon, grey'and navy. '    '
SALE PRICE $2.00 each
Boys* Sweaters, pure wool, all styles
and  colors.      Regular , values up  to '
$1.50. ■
SALE PRICE ............. .75c. each
SheeftrLined
Coats
Heavy    Duck   Coats,    sheep-lined,'
knit wrister; a very serviceable' coat  '
for all weather; button, snap or dome
fastener; just a few left. • v -
SALE PRICE   $4-50-
Hlgh-grade Corduroy, in, grey. or
brown, sheep-lined throughout; .leather armpits. v- A coat worth $12.50 each.
SALE' PRICE  '.".........; $6.50
Children's Hbse
Children's Black Ribbed and' Plain ;
. Hosiery.     Broken .lines "accumulated-
-<—during^this-seasbn's—heavy^-hoslery——
business    in   Cotton and Cashmere.
They are made with high'Bpliced heels
. and toes and!are fast cdlors, worth
from 35c. to 50c. per pair. .   '    .        .
CLEARANCE PRICE; ......25c. pair, -r
Dry'Goods ■
REMNANTS ^MARKED  ^ ..aW.1/2 .;'
.     '    ■ ' \   , OFF '■",'.'•    .    ,'
Remnants "of" Dress Goods,' Silks, •
Linens, .Curtain . Materials,* Flannel- -.
ettes, Cottons, etc., Marked at prices v
for, quick selling.  ''     • -
Wo have more remnants this- y<_ar ,
than ever before.     The lengths' aro
good and the* materials and patterns
aro naturally of tho"hest selling lines "
in  the-house.,    Priced  to »ciear at
from 1-4 to 1-2 regular prices.," '
,   35c. to-50c. Samples of Ladle's* knit
Underwear, EACH  ......"......."25c.
\   Vests and Drawers in# ribbed ,'nnd,
fleece-lined Underwear, well made aiid
well    finished,    in'  medium ' winter'
\vejights.     ' •''   v     -       '       /■'   ,{
SPECIAL  '.- 25c.';each
Ladles* .Natural and Pure-White "Underwear in VestfTand Drawers.; - Broken lines of 75c. to 90c values. Priced
specially on centre table' at -       ! ,
, EACH." '  ...50c. *
$3.50 to $4.50 Ladies' Delaine and
Flannel Waists ln neat light stripes
.with  soft collar'and-trimmed  with-
'" pearl buttons.   ,- ....
CLEARANCE  l»RICE   ....$1.85 each.
Ladies1 Sweaters
• Our line ofxSweaters Is complete.0
We have every wanted style and size
in all the good colors.     Sweaters that'
.have*sold all season for fromv$3.50'to
$12.00 are' priced for this clearance
. sale" at: from $2.90 to $8.75.   .
Childensy Toquesi
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/  40c. to 65c. .Children's ,\Vool Toques,,,
in cardinal, • garnet, grey,-white, navy  •
-and brown; plain and contrasting-col- -
or combinations.   7"\"'-, 7 7'T - 7/7-
SPECIAL v.;.....".........' 25c. each.
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CRESTON
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The Premier Apple District of British Columbia
CRESTON
No Summer Frosts
No Irrigation Needed
Not a Crop Failure in 15 years
No Zero Winters
No Excessive Summers
24 hours nearor Markets than any
other point in B. C.
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CRESTON
Land is Cheap Today
Apples, Pears, Plums, Cherries,
Peaches, Grapes, Strawberries,
Raspberries, Melons, Tomatoes,
Corn etc., grow to Perfection.
Land will Double in Value
in 2 Years.
K
the ccvan nANcn, cnrotoN, ooi_d iv wi ron $i#dod rnn Acne.
We havo, a very largo list of land for salo at Creston. Raw, Semi-Improvod and Improved, and every acre we sell is ABSOLUTELY
GUARANTEED. Every acre we sell has been carefully inspected, ^o.ur monoy cheerfully refunded if the land we sell is not as represented.
Our prices are tho lowest and our terms the easiest.    Drop a lino for full information
 ——-IT'S FREE- —
Address All Inquiries to Dept. B.
Grafton & Bennett and Mackenzie St Davidson
Eckstein Building,   Fernie, B. C.
P. O. Box 48
Phone 89
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