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Recommendations oftlie
77Treasury Department
, . •"-" - Jy : ** August 10,1911
His  Worship^and  Aldermen, ,Clty„of
' ;.' Fernie:" ,7 ,' - • "^ 'J' J"\',
Gentlemen,— „-   *,.   ?.    ,*-'    .    ';*''
.''■" I* have pleasure in submitting here-
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Miscellaneous earnings"! -.., ?:'_ ' 100.00
Sewer-"rental :-J.J.':';:.'-,"/.*.'.'Ol.SOO.pp
.Sewer / connections" 'i\'.'. ir: v. -7,100.'00
.Net profit'Waterworks Depart- ./" S' **
/•.ment... a..', '.'i",':'."..'. i.'l'.' '6,000:00
Net profit Electric Light De- " *". y"',
partment .....'.........V  6,000_00
GLUT;OF HARVESTERS   .        7   ,7
Idle Men-are Walking,Streets of Moose
V' ' .' 'Jaw and -.Saskatoon
"with the * estimated receipts "'and "ex-
; penditures'fortho year, 191,3..:. •- \ y
:*.-   With- reference'   to","the-'estimated
,'recelpts 1 may say that same are based
.-on the receipts -to 'June ,30th.''1911,
- with  the  exception of the. general
taxes, -which Jare based on a;.twenty
\ mill rate. .' The estimated net profits
of the j electric, light., plant", arid ^water
'  work plant are shown after„prQVlslon
has* been made from the earnings of
' ,^the above plants for\ Interest on debentures and sinking-fund."    I.may
also state that the' estimated expendi-
tures are'based on (the expenditures
[to .June 30th, 1911, - and I have no
doubt,that we'are fully covered for
''"the current year. *\., "■"/* *' yy".'
'- I would recommend that the rate on
*,- all jands.and.improvements as assess;
,7'ed'be twenty mills.' divided as'fol-
:--lowa: ~J Interest on7debentures----and
7 5' mills; general purposes,'5"mills\7
["<*-' The work- now* being" carried-on j in
the Public' Park" is being paid put of
" monies received from" the "pale of posts
J} nnd> also_.out-of .the'small.balwce'.left
"over from laat,year'*'from.the sale of
••'debentures Issued'for'this purpose,^*
'* .Thore,1s also a balance left from
, , the sale of dehentiireiMssuecl last year
* , which'\yill enable the. Works and Pro-
\ perty' Committee>to' 'carry;, out their
* work without Issuing more debentures
or tho payment"" of same, out of. the
general revenue.' ' '" ,  '-."•,''•*■■.'
- '_. . I would recommend tliat a by-law
be submitted to tho ratepayers for
, tho issuing of debentures amounting to
; .-$5,000" for tho purposo-of building an
7 addition to tho Flro. Hnll to bo used
',- as stablos and for storago for tools
,'' and food.1 The Olty is paying $90.00
.   por year for the storage of water works
tools jildno, lioBldo ■ tho extra stabl-
'-.' ingoxponsosof the other tonm, There
" Is also tho Ioh'r Incmred owing to tho
', various doparlmbnta having no placo
'"  to,storo,tools, whjch,go nstrny-durlng
tho wlntor, and noccssltatos a'new sup-
* ply being purchased tho, next spring.
The mattor of storago of feed Ib also
.    Important as Instond of buying In ro-
„   tall quantities.the city could purchaso
, in carload lots, thoroforo making n
lnrgo savingj In tills way nlono.'
,  Reupocitully submitted,
',-', ,:   '- -..   ,78,* F- WALLACE,-
Chairman Finance Commlttoo
1   Estimated Expenditures for the Year
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, .WINNIPEG, Aug.- 8. —;-Because the'
Canadian Pacific Railway company.'has
failed to 'cooperate -with the' provincial authorities in _he7distribution\of
harvesters In the west, a serious situation' has developed which leaves nearly
3,000 men, idle in various parts *■ "in
Saskatchewan. ■ This, became known
today when the Manitoba authorities
received communications from the province farther west, stating that a great
many ■ meii. were • forced to walk. the
streets."'      .    ,.-''„-.""    '   /- '
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'* .They-could not get work and few
or them-had enough money to -keep
them going. - .Such a condition [was
anticipated by the*.Saskatchewan government and -in order to 'avoid'-- it
notices were sent'to the-,C.'P.' R.
advising-.the* company,.' not ,to send
men. to Saskatchewan for- two .weeks
at least. In a, large measure, however, this order was overlooked, and
tho' men >. were- allowed *. .to proceed
wesf' without,, th.' slightest ;■ prospects
of work. '\-"-'-v v y- ' '' ,,"'-*. _"
"Naturally a;'great many.wanted to
see; as much, of the west as, possible
and; went througk'Yo Moose Jaw jind
Sasfiatoon. "These "are. tiie' men ,who
"are' idle today, and who ' are , bitterly
complaining of their treatment.
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You Wiseacres Read, Carefully and Then
1   Make Ano Guess—
yY\y.!'^Dtstt 18 is Solid for Rights
**o Oii'-Thursday admass meeting was held in-the'
Miners Union'itall of the members'of Gladstone *
Local! for .the1 purpose of discussing the matter, of-
balloting on the' Gordon report^ >' -       ',.-'•     t  ',
'There were over 700 members.of the local or.
.ganization^in attendance, arid in addition thereto
there-'were present International.Secr.etary'Edwin
Perry, International Board Members C. Garner and
M.-Purcell,-CarrTheodorovich (interpreter),.President PoAvell^yice-President' C Stubbs, „ Secretary,
Carter,* ^District'Board Members J. O. Jones; J.-E.
Smith and'W.,Lees.' ' ,    •".-_.'   .-.
, 'J.;E. Smith, president "of the" local," was in the
chair., . 7- y     •        ~ ' '."*, *.,' J
.It'is well.known that the Fernie.local at a previous meetinghad refused a ballot as requested by:
■the District Executive Board, which request" was,
that-they vote upon the question of whether or noV
they would accept the report of Dr. Gordon as'fpriri.
ing a basis of negotiations. -' *   ,*'      y-:'.'Y
/The"matter was discussed at great length and details in"* connection therewith were furnished iby"
the members of the Executive Board to the general
satisfaction, of the members present.'   ~'yx \j[{j
ISeirat^^Pfirj^iandjhe, otherTEnternati onal*r _-
tlie Executive.Board, the results of which are given
above. ■      '    '-    * .• '' ■,      7 -' .,        l
There were quite a large* number of Coal Creek
members who' did not vote owing to the necessity
of'being compelled to wait home, and fearing darkness would overcome them before reaching the end
of the journey theyv'"did not avail thefuselvcs of- the
opportunity*, of registering their vote on the Gordon
report.      ' ; *      - .y    ',>-*.-,-,, 7, -
Result of ballot of members of District 18, as to.
.whether they are willing to negotiate an agreement
on the findings of Dr.'Gordon:— .  *
,,.    . AGAINST   POR
Local 2314 -Fernie ../"...' ' 583  '       105
Hosmer ..."..*."    130 '  *     50
Michel'.. ;../.   433 /      60
Corbin ......;..-....."    46 ' ' 3
Blairmore'- '.."..'.._"...-*. 36    .
Carbondale .....'.:...•    48
'.The following from' Tbe Daily Telegraph/London," (Eng.)(rof, July,* 17:—
\"*T_e::.counting';at, the Burt,0Hall,
Newcastle [ot the,"votes^taken' In*, the
ballotamong'the"Northumberland miners for* and against a strike to abolish
tlie three shift, system now shows, that
there Is ■ an nbsoluto two-thirds' majority "in" favor of a strike. * This was
officially ■• announced yesterday afternoon, aiid tho figures are expected
to-day. , The matter will now be'reported to the Miners' Federation of
Great Britain, who will consider' the
Northumberland minors' ''request, for' a
nntlonnl stoppago to enforce their- demands. It remains to be seem whether there will bo either a national stoppage or a sectional stoppage of work
iii the coal trado.        '■',.,..
A Newcastle correspondent adds that
tho result of tho ballot does not moan
an immediate, stoppage, Judging from
a speech delivered by Mr. Smillie, vice-
president of tho Minors' Federation, nt
Tynomouth, on Saturday, a sectional
strike is unlikely to occur. As a good
donl of bualiioBfllB on liandnt tho Federation meeting, tho Northumberland
voto may not bo conslderod until a
Into date specially fixed. The probability lu moro in' favor of n "national settle manyvexod questions
thnn n purely locnl stoppage to deal
with thp throe*shift system.
preventatives spoke'*briefly on the subject, while
the splendidonanrier in,which Carl,Thcodorovich
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explained'the'situation to the foreign- .speaking
brothers was greatly appreciated by theso members
and ih his work he'was .host ably assisted by Broth-,
ers Nie Mescisco" and Frank Petrish; the former, addressing them-in Italian, and tho latter, in Slavonian; , y' '•--.< f ,■*'.''? ?'
. After tho whole question had been, most"exhaus-
.tivel ■ thrashed out* the** meeting decided by a very
larger-majority to take* the ballot as requested by
Hillcrest ,
43i; Bellevue;.
2.*'52   Passburg
'940.; Burmis'-'..
. 68'
:. 27
2,.S90- Royal'Collieries ...;..     35
- 574' -Lethbridge .....:.';..'.:'. :187
-JHST-biamdnd.City *.'.;T.-.-.. 'r22*-
1959   Taber.'/.'r/,'.'.'. I..'., '.YY 148\
Taber "'V. 77.'.  ......"..     20
Bankhead ...... ..;.." 1687
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The newest, clearest .brightest-musical offering of the season is'Joseph
E. Howard's latest western success,
'.The Flower of the Ranch," coming to
the Grand Theatre, on Wednesday
night, Aug. 16th.
Itis a fact.that Howard has'the
happy faculty of writing music • that
keeps running through ones brain after
he has heard it, artd In this latest
offering-there are a dozen of such num-
bers, "Claremont," ""Dreaming," "Just
Say You Care," "I_u-Iu Babe," and "The
Days of '40,' are always whistled as
the audience leaves the" theati*<"*■. The
cast is an excellent one, headed by
Jess Harris, who plays "Skivers," the
tenderfoot, the leading comedy. Harris
gives double measure; he-is funny the
good old fashioned way.;he gets about
dances,   does, funny  .things,, in  fact,
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he is a scream every time he is on
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the stage. Miss Cold well, the '"Flower" ts a vivacious little girl. She dances
energetically.tand throws her whole
soul into her .work. Every member
works, with **the same vim and snap
The "broilers" are genuine dancers and
any time they are before' the audience
you may rest assured they are busy,
for never was thero a-more sprightly
bunch ever gotten together than these
little girls who; go'to make musical
comedy play4 complete.     ,     * ,     ,
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Progressive Local Union
Opens up New Hall-
Concert and Ball.
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Wednesday, August'9th, was one*of
1 tlie most eventful recorded in Hho ''
annals of Hillcrest tfbcal 1058,.U- M. W \
of A.   ,The new hall," the property bf
the mineworkers;'of-the,, little village' '
just*, beyond the eastern .extremity of "
the Big Slide was duly opened and.ap-,
propriately dedicated by a concert and
dance that was enjoyed by every sin-..
gle individual who ..attended.
7In consequence of.a football match
preceding the great event it was quite
late   before  the' program   was  com-",
menced. -^Ve might remark that Hill- ■
crest: football team.7although fighting
strenuously,- were defeated ior the first
time this,season* by.the'Lundbreekers. '
who succeeded- in. putting 'the sphere
twice  through  their' opponent's goal;
without   the*   latter " even getting.; it
through 'once,   '. • „' .
John  07Jones, the  District Board-'
Member for this, locality.' and an old
time resident of Hillcrest, was unavoidably detained son official business, but*
a joint'telegram was sent,signed by-,
Returns liave not been received from the following .locals: Coleman, Lillo, Canmore, but-these are
not enough to make any substantial
the percentage. ,        ■' - '' ,
^The^resuirofThe vote - was not un
expected. The influence of the,vote
in other parts of the district had some
effect. The men voted on the Gordon
report,as amended by the McLeod rid-
erif, vor, on. .he proposition,as .outlined
by the operators and appearing Iii last
week's „ Issue of thi& paper.—"Fernio
Free Press."      ' '
The above is a. misrepresentation,
whether wilful or, otherwise we do not
know,,but'lt was on Gordon's report
and on Gordon's report only that the
men" voted. ,
. Mr. Tom Bullen of West Fernio .left
this wook to accept a position as flro
boss at' Merritt,.In tho Nicola Valloy.
Tho Ledger extends congratulations as
Tom In addition to bolng an all round
good minor,is an excellent pianist In
which Inttor capacity ho will bo missed from the* circles whoro his services
have beon so grcntly appreciated.   ■'
F ri.51K.00
Polico "t.i.tlnintoB 	
Flro Department outlmiitoH ,,
, School estimate.* 	
General oxpotuo, mlsoellan-
OOUB      M  lliltt MM I 1*1 DM
General oxpoun-o stationery
nrnr printing ,.«..,„, * .450,00
Advertising oxponnori .,,,,, 100.00
Hfilnrkv) n.'count  2,000,00
Stroot lighting  '024,00
Slreot sprinkling ........ .'. 200.00
Uonltli Department ........ 1,400.00
Intorost and dlncount > 1,000,00
Intnranco  400,00
J»Knl oxpenaos  940,00
Donations  700,00
Interest on dobontures ,,.,, 9,507.60
Sinking fund  7,54(1.M
Snnlfnry Sowflr malnialuence 300,00
, Poor and dti/Rtltuto •  000.00
r.nicuoii expen*o»^.......... 125.00
Jit^iiti City Itiii -4UU- Hil .
building   - 150.00
Mayor*'" Mltry   1,3«*>0,W
Aldcrnens salaries '   000.00
Filk Itivor bnnk piling ...... 000.00
Dofnnd Found Expenses ., SOO,00
Pernio St«an. Lsrandry, lot
snd bulldlnir ............ 409.40
Offle. equipment  116.33
UUTTEJ, Aug. 4.—Chorion IT. Moyer
wns ro-oloctod prosldont of tbo Wost
orn Fodorntlon of,Minors by n voto
or 207 to 00 nnd 'It is oxpoctod thnt
B, H. Mnhouoy, of Dutto, will bo oloct-
od vice-president. Tho. work of the
convontlon will end to-dny.
,* Wo would ask onr co-tem., who saw,
lis in Corbin last Sunday? The near-
oat point we reached was tho Sulphur
Spring noar Michel and this liquid that
bubbles and burns was tho strongest
bovorngo'WEI Indnlgo In.
Quito a goodly number of our cltl-
sons roport having hnd oxcellont fishing trips to tho South Fork of tho Blk
and to all nnglors wo would recommend that If thoy wish lo give proof
of tlio slzo of their cnpluros tlmt thoy
bring us somo samples ns wo nro
flshontors (littlo "t" plonso, but do not
lot tho littlo "(" npply to tho mombors
of tjio finny trlbo, ns wo nro big enters
of tho dnlnty trout.)
Big Meeting for Sunday
Cs<ima<Ml R«<«.pU let lh* V«*r 1«11.
Trsders* Lic-envM .........   J,*M0.O0
ZMjr nnd Poan&Tiu-M '  400,00
Palle« fines    3,600.00
UtQuor Ueeute*   4,700.0.
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On Tuesdny evening last tlio bas.
mont of tho Minors' Union Hall wa*
crowded to Its utmost capacity, thoro
wero between 160 nnd 17G present, nnd
among thoso was a goodly sprinkling
of the softer sex whon tho chnlrmnn,
Mr, Wm. n, Phillips. Introduced, the
sponkor, Miss Sophia Mtifllrat, who Is
making a tour of Canada lecturing on
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Th**** ■yc.ur-n' ln-ty, n nntlvr- ol Prtnufl,
who hns boen a resident of this continent" for ihe past seven years, is a
cleat" and able exponent of revolutionary philosophy.   To cnlm tho fenVB of
that "rwolutlonary" hero means a
tnantal one, and not as they llko to
picture It In lurid colors und fanciful
Illustrations. (
Tho subject of the address waa
"Common Misconceptions of Social*
ism" and was handled In a clear, convincing manner. showlnK that the erroneous ideas were -the worlc of those
anxious to retain their privileges bd
accepted vltliout InvesUrstlon by tbe
great mass, but this stata ot affairs
was undergoing -chances as tha working clots the world over are awaken-
tn* to th. neomrs-ltr of looking after
thslr own Interests Instead of sewpt
Ing the "Sny so" of tlio mnstor clnss
and their sorvnnts,
Frldny, Miss Muskat will spenk In
Conl Crook; Snturdny' afternoon will
sponk In Polish "to the workors of
Fornio who understand thin toiiRiio;
Sunday sho will nddross n mooting In
tho bnsomonl of tlio Union Hnll taking ns hor BUbJoot 'Womnn nnd hor
lunUwii in, nay Society,"
An it, i:u..'li.'i.ii,(), uWai* iinivdui. uiu
not only npr-n to everybody but questions aro solicited and thoio who are
opposed to tho philosophy of Soclnlism aro eordlnlly Invited to propound
:.lyl, urn* vut.iivi*, «j'niii*y i«iuniy tie-
Ing afforded for showing up tho glories
of tho Capitalist System, and per contra tho fallacies (!) of tho Boclallst
Courtesy Is accorded to everybody
wbo wishes to participate In tha proceedings, so It Is urrcd Ihat, nil who
can will avail themselves of tha opportunity,1,
The speaker, who Is a gifted linguist,
will not only ho pleased to answer
-questions In English but likewise In
German, Polish or any other of the
Slavonian tongues*.
Remember th* day—Pnadny^ thr*
jilsc-fr--tho Union Hall, and tha time—
8 oVIoelr. *
- ' Many and conflicting havo beau the
rumors' circulated about tho conditions of the Corbin Camp. As this is
tho only -placo in District 18 whore
thoro havo beon serious deflections,
naturally'it hns been very much under
discussion', •'*
When the first voting took placo It
was at tho call of tho compnny officials, and- nollhor tlio ■ prosldont ^nor
tho secretary of tlio Local Union wove
ln'attendance; furthermore,-as nn additional evidence of the, tactics omployed to mako tho number of voters
appear largo, Individuals . othor than
minors nnd minoworkors voted,
It is not nt all surprising thnt such
Incldonts should hnppon as tho company Is prnctlcnlly nnxious to got out
conl and to do this thoy must hnvo tho
co-operation' of somo"two*loggbd packages of nnlmnted energy, while on the
other hand the officials nnd mombors
of District IS In tliolr struggle for
their dom an df) nre of|iinlly ns determined thnt only by unity Is thoro
strength, hnve endeavored to show tho
misguided Individuals tho fnollshnesR
of being untruo to tliomsolvos,
Tho rumors thnt hnvo boon circulated rognrdlng actions of Indlvldunls nnd
tho condition of (IiIh enmp hnve beon
colored by Iho compnny offlelnls con-
formnbly to tho old policy of lho wish
tho fathor to tho thought.
For those who nro willing to nccopt,
fncls, not fnnclful fnlryllght fictions,
we would submit tho following:
Whon the rntlotm woro distributed
th-or. wore 63 miners In receipt thereof,
of these none had left the camp whon
tho first voting (1) took place, nml
there nro 60 of the nbovo number who
nre still being supplied with rations.
nnrt common snnso should dlctnto tlmt,
sldcrable comparison, ns in both cases
thoy, haye/pulled out of the 'Union,' the
Corbin Coal Co. out of tho Western
Coal Operators' "Union," and tho mlno
workors from thoir local of District
Tho action of the compnny In Its relation to tho other members of iis
"Union" Is only of passing Interest to
us, but wo-nro prone to tho beltaf
thnt in it's grent nnxlety to operate
tho property propnrntory to the gl-
gnntic plans outlined for tho futuro -.»>;-
ploltntlon has boon the.factor'actuating thom to follow lho courso pursued. Tho old, old ctory wrinkled with
ngo, and ono would think In tho Inst
singes of decrlpltudo about tho foavful
cntnatropho thnt would hnppon If work
was noc resumed, did good Borvlccs
and evidently hns not yot outlived Its
usefulness, ' ,,
Onco this company hrtvo their project undor way nnd' the stenm shovels
nt work minors ns minors will
plnco' for tlio onllnnry laborer, However, this In beside the qunstlnn now,
nnd tho existing stntus Is that fow,
very fow, mon nro working in tho extraction of ronl, nnd of tliOHO only four
lmvo gono bnck on their obligation as
Union mon.
A now fire-damp dctoctor Is described by the American Consul at Sydney
In a report to Washington.   It Is'Iho
Invonllon of two junior   toachors   in
tho Technical College at Sydney.   It
Is a simple and portable apparatus,
nnd Its warning is glvon either by a
loud sounding alnrm bell, or tho flashing of n rod glo'iv light.    The nppnrntus consists of merely a ploco of glass
tubing bout Inti__."U" shnpo, with tho
lowor curve  flnttonod, '   What happens when  tho (lotoctor Is brought
Into tho prcBonco of on admixture df
gits nnd nlr Is thnt the forolgn gus per-
moatcB a plaster of Parts scnl, nnd
depresses n mercury column . below.
This causes the mercury In thb olhor
log of tho "U" to rlso, nnd Its rise brings It Into contact wllh a platinum
wlro nbovo It,    Tho contact Is sufficient to comploto lho circuit, and Hot
either b<>ll or danger light to. wotk.
So Honsltlvo Is tho iippiirnlus snld to
bo Hint, ns shown hy tetttn, It cnn be
ndjiuitod lo glvo warning of lho presence of such a small proportion na
i per cent, or oven loss of fin undo*
Irnhlo gns—The Heloiu.  nnd Art of
If so, thoro nro oiily four defections
•_ »r'.*"r.!r.:a v.'•*,■..•.*.. AY. *Jli *],*,.-
nre fnurtt-*«**n to-rtnv (ThiiTftrtnyl' wlio
nre plnyln*? trnltor to their class, one
of those Is from Fernie, sovoral Italians, soma newcomers from Saskatchewan, nnd othors.
that of tho men untruo to their obligations superficially at least, boar con-
For Lethbridge Murder
LBTJIimWOl!, Aug. 7. — (loo. Whit-
ford, hnlMiMwl, Is In the mounted polico guardroom charged with murdering Victor Thomas, nnotlior hnlf-brcod,
In Octobor, 1007, and his bolng thore*
is the result of clever dotortlve work
by flergt. Ashe, tho well-known mounted polico detective.    •
T11 Orlnhor 1flH7. T',<*T*.i,"-'J V.'..   ,. t.......
stor ' hauling prnvnl from thn rlvnr
bottom to tho olty. The horsnn ono
day wero found tied to a tree, but
he wus missing. In tho spring nf
1908 two Indians found a body floating
on lho river nenr T>tn*mn-**.i*. PI**** nn,x
it nns Identified us Thomas by a
brother-in-law. Tho coroner's jury
brought In a vordlct of drowning, cnuso
unknown.  A few days ago Ashe hoard
We would call attention to
nil miners that thsr-s l» a
strike en throughout District
18, Including Corbin. anil not
to see*pt statements to tht
t-erdrety Utxied by Intmstsd
that somo half-breeds In Drown-ng. orn Branches,
Mont., had told a white man that they
oilier vny mntorlnl wiiiiohi nnd nil
\!,'.i, I'tjit -Kicrot till the iiftuniiion lo
iiirti.e 1 .-re Asliu wo.'ul w tlio wIIiichh
The p'l'f'P clnlm lo hii.'o 11 very straw
rn«o ngninst Whitford, iib throo of the
witnesses say they mnv tho dead, and
tho witness Ashe Is nfier was nn Interested party,   On arrival of Anho Whit-
.7...    ...._   ila.W   .«   |.M_.._l.._ll.}    IH-Iltlllf.,
From tho head orflrn of tho Homo
llnnk of Cnnndn tho nnnouneomcn|. Is
1     1 . .    »»
.,,1,,     ll   "1      >,■
ot the Homo llnnk branch In Ferine,
hns boon promoted to tho position of
Assistant Manager of the Dnnk nt
Winnipeg and Supervisor of lt» Wort*
Ing that they could not bo present, .   .,
and expressing the hope ,that every     '-
success'would attend .the. gathering." '   '   '
'We can say, without fear ot'contra-   " ■'
diction, that a -jollier1' more social .and .
hotter' satisfied- crowd of human beings * *■' ,*'
than those who filled \the commodious
hall'-'-would be difficult-*to find aiiy-"*   '
whoro.     Here is, the programme.   »    "   *
Tho Chairman, (J. W.; Bennett)-* in
his opening remarks congratulated tha
members or Hillcrest Local upon tho ■
acquisition of so splendid a building,
stating that this In itsolf was n.concrete , contradiction of lho statement
modo by Chairman Gordon that tho
minors did not look nfter the social
and intellectual side of lifo; moreover,
thnt. tho completion of tho building
under tho existing mlvorflo conditions
was proof conclusive of tho dotermina-.
tion of tho membership to mnko tliolr
vouluro an unqualified sucenss, and
with, ro lnrgo nn assembly to aid In
Ils dedication, this wns 0 foregone conclusion. '<
Tho Coloman Orchestra consisting of
londor Crawford, ably supported hy
Messrs Andorson and Stokes, then
started (ho proceedings with nn ovor-
liiro, nnd wo mny say that n big chunk
of praise Ib dii'** to theso gontlomon for
the cheerful mnrinor In which tho/responded to rill cnlls, until the' flnnl
"Home Sweet Homo" at li a,m. on
Thursday morning.
To go Into full'details of evory Item
on tho programme would ronulra too
much spneo to do It ndequnto justlco,
lmt among those who did their part lu
tho overling's onlorlnlnmont wore Mos.
diin*i'*s Aim Tlodd, Frnnk Knrp, MIhh
Floronco Tnylor, Messrs. lii, Slrntton,
Frank ISnrp, John Morehouse,  Fred
llonnott, Ikn nnd David Hulton (Ilollovuo), Potor Mite. Billy Klluk.    Oeo,
lliimhoroiigh, .1 .LniMlork-ek, and others,
After refrosliineiils were served nnd
the  floor elenrnd   lho  whliloru  took
the floor and dniice 11 fler ihinco wiih
plnyed nnd even when tlio slrnlns of
flio Iiihi wall/, with light of day In full
forco flooding tho hull nt 5 n,m„ many
seemed lonlh to nccopt tho fnct that
tho best of ililugH rmiHl have nn end;
trulli lo loll there wns nhoul a doxon
who dhl not cease tripping the fnntns-
tie until nonrly fl —
The eomnifllou hnvlng chargo of tlio
ni'i'iiiigi-nionlH nrn ontltled to great
credit for the excellent wny in which
moy ■M.iiormc.l their heavy, duties, ami
,'J 11 ..* .. ftunuu u( guiiiiiciUKiii to them
to see that there was not a slngln
hitch In lho entlro proceedings, nor
tho slightest,jiir of nny l.liid to mnr
the hnrinony nf the lmptlHm of Hill-
*.,*-.,* »i«h 1 , ].i. *)*,, a. Hail.
Miss Jin nk nit dellverod n linlMiour
address In English nnd Polish which
wns greatly appreciated.
Mr. Adair has boon connected with
Ui. v.It_.<■*■.*.(•_ a murder on the riverithe Uomo Bank for five years, having
bottom at Lethbridge. Ashe Imme- jbeen manager nl Cnnnlnnrton. Wslker-
(ilstely thought ot Thomss' desth, and vllle and Fernie succMislvriy,   HU ap-
on reporting tho aam« to the inspector vas rteipsl-tb'M to Drowning to
Investigate. Saturday Inspector Weit
received a wlro from Asho saying ho
had Whitford under arrest and was br-
UikIuk ixmLmt tiitXLLtmmtt* with him. 'h*.x»t
day night ho arrlvod with tho party.
Asho Immediately started off after nn*
point ment to Winnipeg returns Mr.
Adtir to a flrid of past experience
gained in a connection eitendlng over
twelvo years with the Bank of Commerce. Beforo coming to tho Homo
Hunk Mr. Adslr filled an Important
official pout In the Winnipeg offlco of
(ho Blink of Commerce.
International Secretary -Treasurer
Edwin Porry nrrlvod from Indnlana-
ptills, on Thursday morning, tod wm
ono of the principal speakers at tho
mass meeting held In the Union Hall
on the afternoon of the day of his arrival.
"I nearly died laughing," ^claimed
Itonlo, "Remark'ib.0 the narrow escapes torn* people have.
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THE: iliSTRIOT LEDGER, FEEiNIE, B. <6.,:;AUGTiST12;.1911.
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* The world is ■, too unhappy, and it
will"surely die! \     .,  , '     • .7X
'■    From the tram'car "I saw * a child
sobbing bitterly, as' though"- its heart
'■"were full to breaking. ,' If .was a little
'-'girl,  and   she  had* lost'her, .way.  I
- think, for a.great policeman held her
"' hand and gently stooped to- listen to
* her sobbing-words. , -There w'ere other
people around her— a little, curious
cyowd, full 'of sympathy,'"-and asking
many questions. "And the little' maid
.was crying; crying for the-mother she
■ had .'lost. . ... ."* The sorrows' of the
world are in the tears of children, that
quench the light of sun and moon and
stars, and make the rivers salt.- .
George GIssing tells how"" he was
' walking one fair summer day, enjoying" to the full the quiet and lingering
beauty of our English countryside.
The land,- adorned with flowers and
trees, with' growing crops and vigorous green grass^ was bather in
golden light.  .  The peace of quietly
- growing things was on the world, and
he knew that life was good. But suddenly he came' upon a child crying
by the roadside, crying as only chil-
7 dren   do  when  hope  has   gone  and
* taken with it all the   sunlight   from
,!   the world.    To Gissing, too; the world
"grew, dark;   its joy, and peace, arid
• beauty-j-ali were marred, because a
,, child7vas crying by the'road. And
"'" for so small a thing: a single sixpence
, had been lost!     *
The, tears   of - childhood . are   the
'■   worlds reproach.'  Children are crying
" .every, day. and the world, too much
engrossed with things that   do   not
matter, , rolls ' on . unheeding.     Since
New-Years'fDay the world has tr'avel-
.. "■ ed many miles through space, and all
- tits course is wet with tears," and.tremu-
,.■ Ious'with sobs of children's breaking
- '* hearts. ' ■"
... ^
. How beautifully the unnamed maid-
"'   en in- "The Princess", sings:
**■*   Tears,  idle tears,  I know not what
they mean, •
Tears from the depth of some divine
" dispair.   *   ' ,        •   • ''
. * "Rise in the heart, and gather to the
eyes. --"   . '
' In looking on the happy autumn fields,
And thinking of the'days that ode no
,   .more," '      , ,,
• "Were the earth's course wet with
idle tears- that ,take their rise in the
sorrow-of",the heart, that makes life
nb need to feel reproach.' Tears for
aught that inany'may know.and knowing, look' his" fellow, in the' faco, that
thing should he know. So'each of ns
should know the sorrow .of the idler
te.r. to- the greater end that oac'n
man'may b'e happy.        -■ '    '..
>r,Tc be'" happy is he goal of every life,
and Tho-" happiness of aii is bound "tip
rth'Ui. happiness"'Of ecch.*.
ur to ourselves be ^truo and l?o.-
aro'und' with open, honest, eyes, s*_.-
ini-;' onr happiness in what shall, nuiko
our neighbor happy.    *
In the city where life turns*-'sp fast
upon the 'wheel that the sun stands
still at noon, we"- shall find 'much to
stir,our pity, mjich'to' dash the cup
of joy  from' thirsty lips, much that
robs' the day of light, that "robs the
night of quiet.     London, the wonder
city of-the world, is full of dust, aud
dirt, and noise. .Here men and women
trail their weary lives through dull
and dreary years of toil, growing old
before   their  time,  living   ,in    dark
strefcs , that' hide the  sun  .and turn
away the moon.    They do not see the
white snow mountains roll gigantic on
the summer sky, or mark the radiance
of,the splendid stars. ' To them the
sweet complaining of the nightingale
the skylark's song of full exulting life,
liave rever come. r  In place pf Nature's v.cndrous choir there falls for-
ever on their ears the thunder of the
i-onimcrce-of tho world,
'.'n tl is" great city there are; tliln-**--****
of pity, things of terror, and of 'l>y
ness never' pierced with light.     But
there io a' thing -more   pitiful   than
th•_*.•»   more ter* .le and darker fai:
Tor in this city children dv.'eU whose
iears me falling'fast and frae. .whose
s'-i-:,.! oT pain are trembling a 1 way a in
the air.   -7      *
Deep in. the heart of-every man —
deeper stiil in women's hearts—there
is, the will to live; the will to see the
race of men grow great, and conquer
all the world, and hold it for the joy,
of human, life. Mother Nature' sets
her most alluring snare; the world
and time .conspire, and children come
to carry on the face of men* that' is
to grow, arid grow again, until pre-
haps, we reach the stars. •;
' Nothing is an end in itself.•*■*'-. One
may attain to greater "happiness than
over' men .have known before; ono
may. be-happy with the'swiftly falling rain, .and happy-with" the earth
relieved, of thirst. ; .But, this is not
_____(■>" <-rV» f_if___th_3r_*->_»r_**__.nther__iiealms
for us to wander in*; still-other-joys
labor of the' past, symbols of the wonder, of the'future years.'    -;» - '-,
' To realize, that wonder we" must be
immortal, '[and ..immortality* is at' our
side,-holding"our hands', - and' eager told" the .wisdom, of our-'ever
growing' rac'eT-'~. Our children Inherit
our desires, bur-hopes, our aspirations^
and our fears/";;These are 'the things'
tliat" are immortal," and we pass them
on from age to ^ge.   ' Ages theyi have
passed witli rapid.feet, and there are
ages moro to' come when we are to
seize and,hold the secret of■ the wonder of the", golden west, the fragile
light of'stars, the" light on" dancing
water.   ■ To this   end - the'   children'
como, and ln our   children   we   are
happy because they are for 'us the
promise of the world that Is to be.-
They should "be nurtured carefully
and taught our wisdom with words
of light and love.   The world to play
in theirs; the flashing water
of clear running-streams; fields bright
with grass arid beautiful with buttercups: woods full of mystery, and laden with the scent   of   last   year's
leaves.   ,In the world of children there
should be no ugly thing," speaking of
sorrow and the troubled a .world ' bf
men..       ""      ,'..,''     * >   "■"•   '
,,In the world of-childhood "there are
troubles* sharp'and keen.enough;'.tlie
trouble;that comes with the passing
of a cloud before the sun; the brood*
ing.of the dull, discolored water; the,
finding of a hurl; and' frightened bird,
the sting of nettles, .and ,tlie passing
of a" bee.   Tffese ' are -the   springs of
childhoods'" tears, but *they .are tears
. that make the' sunlight brighter when
the cloud"'has, passed, and the water
but the merrier foi* the brooding that
has;gone." Tears such as'these may
be kissed away, J and while "they flow
they refresh a fruitful^ soil. ■**,
But the-tears that flow. In crowded
city,'streets,-the sobs that tremble in
the" city's air! -" These, do riot com*
from- sympathy with clouded suns of
brooding -^waters/still; .they do-not
sweeten life, or leave .a. greater joy
in passing.' <_ They are the children's
life, and tell, of happiness that is not
theirs; of-joy that crowdins men have
crushed.",', -*_- ' .' . ,
:~This world of men tit place for
children. Here the ] face is pinched
and'4harde"ned,'- a- thing to hide out
thought', and .-cover with a strange
disguise 'emotions, stirred by ..wonders
of,-the-night and day."-We have dls-
covered'' nerves that-tremDle~strangeiy
of Chaos--high'enthroned./ '* -The joys
of life .has V»ven;"place -to a ."delirious
activity";-the quiet of happiness'is" lost
in madmen's -shrieks of laughter;1'beau-
jty* has become^ a '*pained',.thing, '.and
eyes are, tired-for freshening .wfmds.,"
SuchJsHhe world; "a, place more fit
for devils;'to, disport'in than'for irien
.* ,- *• i -.  -* * <i..'- .... ■•
to! •*.;*•       -    ..■>:.*
How, then.' shall tlie' children- cease'
from tears ?J i'Ti'ey cry for meadows
green with "grassland bright wit_'flowr
ers; for wide fields sweet'witli thyme;
for quiet arid stately trees;' for riy.e'rs
rolling   waves, >nd" rushing.''.winds.
These thirigs, are lifev and for'the life
that 'is. 'dbnied 'tliem! their'.tears'- ar,e
i-_;.i:«» A.-.TM.-,. '_.m-'f. ThoHonrfi are. cnlf
falling every ^ay.^,.The Hears are salt,
and'where.they fall they leave-a barren place wliere nothing sweet.may
grow. .   ^ .     , ,   ,      , •,,    .
Oh! let'each man to himself be true.
Let him "remember man's high destiny,
the .greatness-that awaits"; us ln the
gold of future year's, ,The stars are
still .within our reach If we will but
wipe away the world-reproach of. children's tears.
. - The Queensland ironmoulders went
on strike/for' better conditions,' and
were out 25 weeks, and the strike cost
the unions £3,000, in addition to,the
loss of wages. The wage obtained
was'lis. per day. The New •.South
Wales ■ Ironmoulders ' went' to arbitration before a'wages board; the sitings, nearly 100,.occupied 12 months,
and cost the union £700. , .The minimum wage'obtained,by the board amounting to' about £7;000 per annum.
the days that are no more we'all must to know, v Each of us have vague stir-
shed; for the sorrow'of the world is
with us all, and runs through all tho
songs o'f birds, is carried by the whispering wind and spoken by th'e waves
that murmur, to "the shore. 'Tears
such as these make life- coinplete;
jthey swell the sum of every good and
well-lived life, and, .therefore, It ls well
that  we  should' weep.   If  there  is
rings of'the heart; a feeling;dim but
Veen.y felt, that somewhere is a wond-
e: not, yet found, a* beauty riot yet
felt. But as'the years pass on their
way, tlie human joy and sorrow grow.
Behind us stretch the * centuries of
long experience,' and each of us is
heir to all, their wealth. .Those'of
us who live to-day are tokens ,of the
in", the, flaring, lights ofnight, magnifying little things that have no meaning, and making them of morbid import' to the mind. " Men and women
quarrel' hideously in* the reeking
streets; a great confusion and the
noise of myriad 'tongues bewilder
thought, arid, make a quagmire of the
road of life, madness, sin,- and horror rule the world beneath the hand
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r.   Philip Carosella
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Where to put up
Waldorf Hotsl
King Edward-Hotel
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AnJaward'that is estimated to give
certain.engine drivers, ^firemen, and
miners' an increase of -wages amounting to-£65,000; as well as (improvements* }n7the,.generar working conditions, coriies, into force on July 10, and
remains,.for-a,.period of three years
(says'*a";Sydney.message).   It governs
the workers in the metalliferous mines
of the state, excepting in Cobar and
Broken Hill. * ;■ There are hundreds of
employers, and, thousands of employees', interested. ' The claims were lodged; by Mr. H. A. Mitchell for the~con-
sideration-'of the wages board,about
six_months ago., * The board travelled
all ".over  tlie-state,  taking evidence,
and the result should be a'convincing
proof of, the utility of the workers con-,
•cerned'of the'/, much abused'Industrial
Disputes. Act.: • More than that, the
Act'is,"' be the,best' union'organising force that unionism has ever
.had. ji> Mr. Mitchell, secretary of th'e
Federated"'Engine Drivers  and  Firemen's Union* states that the fact that
the award was imminent induce'dlthou;
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'SfUnxb~iji—wuiKe-.-3 _0-jOiii-tue-uiLfcei*v.».u-
unioris,concerned. The award provides for a 48'_hours".working week, with
an eight-hour day, excepting'in certain
cases specified.,' . Special wages rates
are . provided " for overtime, holidays;
and for working"in wet places.^   , \
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Faith In the trade union movement
is a necessary, qualification for its
well-being arid' stability (says an exchange). Those' who, by making captious and false charges against members and officials, help to create distrust, are really, retarding the growth
of the unions, Thoy are also working
against their fellow' workers. ' For
these reasons-the man wlio mukes a
charge in tho1' shop or on the corner
ought to be challenged. Charges
should be ' preferred' against him in
, .The  struggle."* that,** ls_.,; now;, taking
place between the fMayes_%orkl_g in
arid around the;coal'mines'-of Eastern
British  Columbia >a'nd  Southern'-Alberta "over the.ibuyirig-arid. selling:of
that-cdmmodity '"Labor power";is*_p-.
parently causing the, "Dear Public",of
the surrounding'eounty,' a;great*.deal* of
worry*1 as to where* their next'.winter's
supply of fuel is coming frojn. arid' iri?
cideritally causing* some-of our public
spirited  citizens • (among -. whom "•, are
(iiu'luded some -M*. P.'s; -&'reverend, and
other w6uld-be'iCapitalists),!to air their
views," as lo the,,best ways and!means
of  dealing., witli, ".that". even .[present
enemy of-society- ,the - .discontented
slave,  being, .in  this.' case the , mine
workers of the Crow's Nest Pass and
vicinity.'     Ancient  history' gives us
numerous instances of how this enemy
to  our ,- well' being and' contentment
has been. fought, ■ conquered . and' almost vanquished only to rise up again
to continue the.fight- \It might be
well  to  remember  that" it  was .the
discontent of  the  slaves, that  overthrew tho empires of the Old   World;
and It behooves the'defenders of our
empire of the present .day that history
doesn-t repeat Itself in "this respect.
It is also worthy of note. Unit among
the' many suggestions offered that only
ono amongst the.,"public .'spirited individuals  above, alluded, to  has.the
courage and honesty to advocate the
method that Is finally resorted to', by
the inaster1 class when all other methods fail, the Hon. Mackenzie King
find' 'the. 'Western;  Coal   Operators
please take .notice. .-It is'the only
argument the riiaster class can use and
use  successfully, in  answer   to  the
demarids of the* workers for a fuller
share" of' the / wealth .they  produce.*1
• The reverend a gentleman* who  Kas
been'the central  figure of that recently'presented-farce and comedy entitled the" Board' of .Investigation, and
Conc'iliatio under the Lemieux Act, has
certainly, shown   his   ignorance, and
lack  of'Intelligence in  his  opinions
arid suggestions for,a solution of the
present  trouble.      In  his .report, as
chairman,of the board (which report,
by the way,, is presumably being accepted , as a majority report by both
the" press-, and ■ government)   he con-
stltutei. the board, or is'laboring'under
that.deiusiori," for he states that "the
bVard regrets Its inability to present
an.' unanimous report, A. J. Cart or being-unable \o accept, Th**}*** proyosed
wage', scale, will present a, minority
report." -  -r   '      *,.    /. ' ,   ,"
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: Somehow or the other-he seemed "to
forget the other'member of,the board,
Colin, Maeleod, who was also^
accept ."the proposed wage scale^al-
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FERNIE BRANCH        ;   . GEO.,1. Bi BELL, Manager ;
that'.will make any buyer, of lumber
lie. ' r It',s • correctly itemized and,,'
.'the stuff it represents Is   ."
■ Wlien it comes to prices it would,
be a mighty mean man who'd have
the assurance to ask for .lower. We ,
save you money in-building.* every*
time, and* always' hrive stock/on
hand to do the'biggest! job,contem-
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When you're dry
Muu Extra
Livery & Cartage
George Barton       ,
Dr. Wrlfjlisworth
. Dr. Bsrbsr
Roil, McDonald and Lane
Eckstein A McTaogsrt
Laws _ Fisher
the union, and he ought to bo made to
prove his charges. If the charges are
true they,ought to,lie known to everybody. If they,are false tho officer
charged'Is entitled to vindication. Tho
welfare of tbe) labor movement demands the truth.
,■»•*.   *
Tho Invalidity ancl Unemployment
Bill now before the British Commons,
as introduced by Mr, Lloyd Georgo,
Chancellor of the Exchequor, provides
for tho compulsory maximum deduc.
tions from tliolr wages of -Id por week
In tho caso of mon and 3d per week
for womon, down to a minimum, ot Id,;
employers' nro to contribute 3d. per
omployoo, and the Stnto 2d.    Ho explained that tho voluntary schomo admitted of members paying 7d. weekly
—•those over 45 to pny moro —< to
entltlo thom to receive froo medical
attention,   If tho Dill'Is adopted, th*
t'overnment will donate a million and
a bull towards tho building of nana
torln 'or ronaumptl-'c-.. «Ptl a fun/Mr
million yoarly for tho mnlntonanco of
*   •   »
The root cause of trade union ngltn*
tion for a shorter work-day Is to establish groater permanency of omploymont. It is not truo that tho,Idoa has
boen to Inoreaso the numbor of hours
for which overtlmo ratos shall bo
pnld (says a contemporary), It is
uot the trado organisations, but tho
employors, who Insist on overtlmo being worked. Ovortlmo ratos aro In-
Istcd upon by trade unions to encour-
nire the emnlovers to employ moro
nt dny ratos, Overtime is responsible for much unemployment.., ,U debars somo nnd throws others out ot
work speedier than they othertflae
would Im. Therefore, It makes for
Industrial and economical derangement
tliougiTlatei'.ie^^claresT"./;th"aT Tie! ther,
of tlie parties-is ^prepared to accept
the finding"'of the,board.';' It*is ■ plain
to be seen that. this preacher, .fairy
tale writer, well-to-do-citizen,* -is- suffering from what is commorily termed
a'"swelled head'' to the ^extent, of. trying to"foster ,his Views'and'opinions
as. being the'views arid Oplnons of the
board. " Tlie board, has completely
failed in,its object,:In haying no majority report to give, each three members, of the board differing in their
findings.', Again we, find, in this report statements' reiterated over and
over, in different phrases, of tho desire of the board' to conduct a full and
complete Investigation. The two following are - good examples ot such.'
"In conducting tlio work the board
placed Itself entirely at the disposal
of the parties in seeking to possess
Itself of the fullest data upon every
point Evory mlno was visited
every witness' callod, every grlovanco
probed as. each party * desired." If
such -wob tho case, how Is lt the board
only sat1 a few hours in Mlchol. The
miners of Michel woro willing to produce witnesses to show the unreasonableness of tho cost of living In that
camp, thoy could hnvo produced witnesses that would have, showed tho
falsity of tho average wago that the
company woro allowed to produco.
Of course. It wns woll known that
the rovorond gentleman had given ox-
prosslon to,being ttrod.of tho wholo
buslnoBs nnd wanting to rush It tbro\
nlso how he had adjourned the sittings
of tlio board attend to
hs own privato businoss utterly regard-
loss at that tlmo ot tho "Immensely
feroator Interest" of that third party,
whoso wolfaro ho at other times appoared to ho so solicitous nbout,
Again, tho table ot not dally earnings
Incluilod In his roport comes from tho
oporntors and It Is false nnd misleading .to any but' those tlint^ nro living
In nny of the affected camps.
Another point worthy of noto Is that
thla board was for lho purposo of mnklng public tho cnuso of tho troublo,
nnd nil evidence, bearing on somo—
Hns this been done? No. Wo have
nothing else biit tho different opinions
of lho threo parties composing tho
bonrd, nnd the ovidoneo on which thoy
hnvo based tliolr opinions is'not. published, Thoy daro not publish It.
Uio reverend chairman seems very
uW.UUft   Ut.'  (lillliUh  xlill  m&ilW  vi*
tbis biennial flood of misery and strife.
Suroly ho mutt b. trying to fool tho
public, for it Is almost Inconceivable
thnt a mnn of his oducntlon nnd Intel-
Best. Family and Working, man's
Hotel in City; .nicely furnlshed.-
rooms; with .Bath.,"' .Beds,* 50c."
each, meals,■ 35c.'* '■•'.•}     ''• ■
A Union House
Prop., J. S. BARRATT
r      _      *- u w        l i
Large Airy; Rooms ,&.:
- GooH3oaFd7CT~^
opinion of .the check-off clause?   No,
A regular wookly wngo is m economic i»nw.t_ ■*_i>u-.i*. u-..*, *■.-•_•• •»•«*__u.v«*»»
asBot far preferable to an Inflated knowledgo to answer his own quoa-
wngo with long periods of broken time. tion. or perhaps the Hon. Mnckenslo
Whatovor tonds to break down tho King nppolntod this man because of
ovortlmo evil makes for Industrial im- hia lack of knowledgo   along   theao
provemont, nnd secures moro atablo
employment. Tlv-o limitation of working hours, aa well as tbo abolition of
HyuUmmUu o-vovlluw, should be a central feature In trade union propaganda.
Not the amount of wage* paid to workers any glvon year, hut th* actual
number of thos* rogolarlf wnploya-d
at a sufficient rat* of par. !•• *****
all, v* uu«b aUadard ,by which to
rauge economic prosperity.
lines, trusting that with the reverend
ttenDemntx'a mental rnllbro and makeup, coupled with his reputation aa *
nreneber ot tablet and n writer ef
fairy tales he could fool tho public,
Ko, Chairman Gordon,* you are wrong
Its not th* check-off clause, th* open
or clostd shop question, that la at th*
bfttton of thla str-offl**, It* waft*.
rvw th* operalore' repntaoatatite.
Colin Mae1«od, dltter with you {a your
not,at all. It's in the question,,of
wages that'he .differs, wanting a big-'
ger reduction on pillar work than you
ask for. ;, "',,".
It may be well to state for tho benefit'bf those people who have not yet
learned to use what, little", c-ommori
sense and reasoning powers ;tboy pos
sobs  In' trying to1 understand  these
questions of Industrial disputes,   but
are,ovor rendy io accept tho sophistry
and vaporlngs of a aky-Pllot for their
source of lnforraaton, that the underlying cnuso for theso recurring -strifes
Is that tho oporators are forced by
economic laws ovor which they havo
no control to buy, that   commodity
which ls so essential to the oporation
of tliolr mines •— I.o., labor power-rat tho lowest posslblo prlco obtain*
ablo,* and tho sollors of this commodl
ty, subject to tho''samo economic laws
as tho operators are forced to aell aB
doar as posslblo.    Not as Dr. Gordon
would Infer, for them to obtain somo
of tho pleasures and luxuries of Uto,
but to obtain the necessities of life,
which so many of them lack.  * Dr.
Gordon states' that "Differences of
opinion on a wago quostion la Inevitable, but ylold to negotiation by reasonable men."    Yos, and presuming
thoso mon to bo reasonable thoro Is
but ono logical conclusion for thom
to nrrlvo nt, and that is: that labor
and  labor nlono ts ontltlod to tho
woalth that It alono produces, and
having   reached such   a   conclusion,
such  nincompoops and parasites  as
tho rovorond gentleman would obtain
a first hand knowledgo bf the Industrial   question.  Does   tho   reverend
gentleman think that aiiy person In
their sano and normal sonso aro to
bo led to brilovo that thoro are mon
oporntlng mlnos In tho Crow's Nest
Pass olthor as charitable or ploasur*
,11,   i«_,ti«..Mp«fi  •mbnxx  Xte  mtlXten  tbe
..h.i.   ..._....-•-..
Mntr-mt-Tit that th-W nro mlnos being
oporntcd nt aloss.v It Is absurd and
clearly ohowa how deep tho board
probed tn their investigations, simply
accepting as truth tho statomenta from
mnn wiirMJo 1fiten»st tt, wss to wrvert
fact*,!and figures, without verifying
these atatcments,
Thoro Is a class of men working
In District 18 who hav* every causo
to r*voltvngft!nit Uwlr conditions and
they ar* th* coko-overi men. who bolng mostly foreigners, aro filched ot
their Jnat wage*, forced to work long
honrs nnder deplorable condition* and
not * mention ha* been mad* «Uher In
Dr. Gordon'* report* Colin Macleod's
or that of th* able and efficient r*pr«*
s*nt*tlv« of lh* men—A. J. Cart*r,
g*mt*ry-Tre*snr*riOf District li, V,
M. W. of A.
Wholesale Liquor Dealer.
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes
Gents' Furnishings
Nowhere In th* Pass can be
found In such a display of
W*» haw* the heat itinnnv
oan buy of Bs«f, Pork, Mutton, V«ul. Poultry, Buttsr,
Eflfli, Fish. "Impsratcr Hams '
snd Bacon" Lard. 8aut*g«t,
Welner* and Sautr Kraut;
Electric Re.torer for Men
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. .'^;.. therwritings.^of 'the- ancient /Greek*
..7Tabout"the,"diseases'of the"slavea'-Vit
* -." ---was' not- until.' the close of th* seveia-
,h7 -' teenth-. century **. that'' occupation ;,waB
V, ';'*reco'g_lzed'.'as;a-'dl8toct-°''dIfr*''
..V7V ease production, 7 Modern industry, has
J,. "developed a.wholei arsenal;of diseases
':"' "with which tocbruised maim,Vdlsfi*gure
4" -' poison,** and .paralyze the .worker's, - and
,.   'modern,medicine is*.conwntratlng its
-       A.<       .1    • --       --.A & 'l      - ,'        - .     .       /
■: **. /attention.more and,'more upon these
''-,-.. diseases.'' -• With the-substltution of
7' 7 the machine for'the hand tool, the fac-
'*. ■•' lory for the small shop, the city"for
-_■"■ ,. the" village/disease haB ceased. to be
-*.'" j ■ an Individual* matter. ' It .has become
.■    a social affair.-.' -7     " '*.      r    \:„
*> "  -        ,-'**.
"Labor flocked to the factory where
..--.•'the unprotected machines,- the whirling dust,' the poor light,! the inefficl-
,. , ent ventilation; the monotonous    din
77 and'terrific 'speeding _p"-set its thoii-
- . ' sands ■.tojsick-bed's. and graves.- , Then,
""''too,, the-machine no longer required
x7  skilled; labor;, .-.The cheaper labor of
\'t  -women."and .children'was .utilized and',
■"'.'. vbeing "-less, resistant, "they.,succumbed
easily, to-industrial diseases. ** The industrial revolution^ swept' aside  the
personal element, and placed man completely,at tlie mercy,of environment. *.*
".'This environment^ consists of'the
hpme'and the work place. <■ The home
is merely the; worker's' bedroom! ,' It
con. be'dismissed with the observation
that it is usually a miserable lighted
lll-vent'.'ated, thoroughly unattractive,
ahd-unhygienic*place7,;'' 'r/J   7,,-'
' : The work place is' wnere. he spends
the greater part .of hls.,waklng'ho*.,rs;
whore the best that is-In him 3h_ild
be brought play to produce- useful
things, where the work necess.'iry to
energize his system should :elevate and
7 ■■""-"  > ennoble. .,'Instead,.it "is a* stuffy mill
"■     roaring like Niagara! ami laden witn jr-
;\; •     ritatlng' c-ust;  a, factory .where, lead
v,     causes- paralysls'.and - phosphorus' pxro-
J   ^    .'duces necrdffis,;or^a mine .ull cf uoti-
„-'     '"••ous" gasos, snuff out life at any
,■'    "•  moment.', V,.Worst' of 'all-* the consclcu.
7.*-..   . ness "of helrig' a mere, appendage to
the, ma chine','ther uncertainty of un-
• I ,'   >r.*iploynieiit and the['eternal, unclic**i!_-
' ',r'J ing *.'»*ind, crush the'spirit of the work-
, ■"." .;;:',,er,and'meke*_lm'hateDthe\woi*k, t>..
•*.;,   ; impl6yei*('ard.him'3"elf.:- This-combin-
.-7 ,' 'ed .with  the-' feverish .intensity .and
*'7", -mad speeding up ofI the .'work,> ravages
*'.*.      t*^° T"^.*i ?._2jj.s-?rvoJ!__ ""-tcTh." *, Thc
increase In - nervous breakdowns and
*.}.   '. •' the premature "aging of the men,' * wo.
;,-       ., men and .children .of the working class
,.,s    i;   are due'directly tb these factors.
,7;',._,],    'Before the "advent of the present industrial system'the worker could ad-
■:'. ,'.'.just, the,,work more or less to his tn-
,   •',    dividual requirement.'*' Did'a certain
-. y  line of'work not agree with his health
he could vary it'accordingly.    He'llY-
:.;'   .   ed and worked close to nature and oc
,   cupatlon' diseases were practically un^
." , known.  " To-day the worker must be
■    adjusted tb the social ■ urge of' tiie
machine. • He must keep pace with the
_.    .     machine or quit.'The workers, Irre-
'   ■'     spectlvo of age, sex, color or creed
. * tend the samo machines, lu the 'same
'-," .   ,*   factories, turn out tho snmo products,
work the same hours, eat tho same
fcbd, read the same papers,-and soc
,    the same amusements.    Thb ev .Wast-
.   Ing snmenoBs of it < all Ib maddening
piiil drives countless , thousands into
as-yliiins. psychopathic wards, and sul'
cides'. graves.   Aside from the physic
ef'ect-of.tW work pr-acel'-there must
b* considered tha'effect of fat\gu*n,-ir
i-Hative .dusts. poiBons. injuries, and
female and child labo ^-all "associated
witi modern lndiist'r'7"' '-C.'.i""',." .
,*■• -' -- i ■ i' -.,..*■-. i:'.■.'v._.r .*"■-' '.' -,i
"Muscular .work means, mental work.
For every amount of muscular energy
expended, an; equal amount bf. nervous
.*- , , . .^„ .,, - - *
energy is lost.'. The.pleasure of manual work is mental. 71 This is strikingly
seen In the joys bf the'skilled mechanic
or artist in his finished product. This
principle' is. used fvto *,y,advantage* -in
schools."for the' feeble-minded. The'
child .'brain is first* developed by, train
ing its hands. .*;,,.
Likewise [the misery ofinanual work
is mental,' ' The -joyleiis faces of the
workers as "they troop'to^ and from
their labor bear sad "witness to this
fact. Tired! muscles mean tired*nerves ,.and a' tired brain.'. 'When the
body; is worked. beyond "its capacity—
when,,in other words, It becomes fatigued—it is* not*merely the,,muscles',
but-th'e nervous system'and brain that
becomes; wearied, .* That is why .exhausting . toil .causes - tiie - individual to
feei'"tireo:sallover.""'i'.   7 7.-'  '    .,
•* , . >     -    -    , *     *   '*■'..     -,*'-'
. Investigatiops have shown that when
the;wprk'capacity of,,the body is taxed,'fatigue "products'-or toxines are
elaborated, and that these toxines circulating in the blood and- acting upon,
the brain and-muscles are responsible
for that tired feeling. 'When the blood
of a fatigued animal is injected' into"
a'healthy .one the latter soon becomes
fatigued. The theory is also advanced that these fatigue toxines act like
the diphtheria toxine and that the body
overcomes. them hy an anti-toxlne.
This is why athletes withstand fatt-
'gue better than untrained individuals;
their bodies have, elaborated antitox-
ines., „ '■-• ', 7 '-';
. Unless fatigue is checked- by rest or
abstinence, from* work, intense work,'
there erisuies'a condition which may be
termed * chronic fatigue.,..' The worker
is continually "tired.- If he is a mental
worker he finds that he has lost interest in his work; he feelB flabby, dls-
spirited and cannot concentrate '. his
mind upouany" particular "subject. .If
a manual worker he becomes enervated
his^muscles lose, their'customary skill,
resulting in botched work or accidents.
'wtsVall In"' -' - " , j' '"-;,.''
• Chronic fatigue creates a craving for
stimulants. , Alchol,' tobacco, tea, coffee, heavy dinners and trashy amusements—in short, "the pace that kills"—
Is'not the-result of sinfulness, or "do-,
pravity, but of a tired body "and'mind.
These things are taken in the hope of
instUling energy into a rebellious body
Just as.a horse is 'doped" for a race.
Chronic fatigue is responsible in a
large measure for degeneraoy.' Vagrancy and vlco are the, legltlmaCo offspring of woarlness. Exhausting work
breeds the opposite extreme of abhorrence' ot work. The men ■ become
t,"ampB and the women and
both In turn become criminals; ihpy
commit crime for the mere excite*i**«_nt
fif It, 2i,st as a child will .set' f I ro to
a bouse to see the ,engine run.
A Ride from the general effects of fat!
guc Here aro many localized lesions
which oro quite troublesomb. The
most crmmon of these affections is tho
so-called writers' cramp, or-scrivener's
palsy. 'This painful affection *«I(licis
t'.oi-a who use theivvfingers "ji,great
deni, .such' as clerks, bookkespets, authors, typists, telegiaphers'.'aeamstres'r-
es * and violin "players."' • *, .*-..' ,/:'.■•"
:- Next'to fatigue in'its. insidious' in-
fluenice .upon the body;-comes; occupation dust.,' D'ust*ractsymecha_lcally
and chemically.;, -,* Mechanical, dust
such as "fluff""of cotton: mills,:the
flour of bake shops, and 'the, minute
particles of coal, iron, steel and stone
act, as direct, irritants. "Fluff" and
flour dust clog the air,* passages and
lungs, inducing' cords which terminate
in'chronic catarrhs. "' The sharp pointed'particles of coal, iron,, steel and
stone lacerate the' delicate bronchial
and liing tissues, bringing on bronchitis
asthma, ^emphysema, -pneumonia' and
tuberculbiss.   •".**„ ,^J
".'Miner's''asthma', "grinder's asthma,
chimney sweep's cotC and potter's rot
are popular terms foi' conditions which,
perhaps not tuberculosis in the beginning,'; usually end that' way. ■ In 'such
cases, the lungs are,laden'.with lumpy
dust .their' .expansion ' is diminished;
and they become fertile" soli, for'the
tubejcle bacillus. 7. . ' ,;' . .7'
■ Chemical dusts,' such as lead'.' arsenic, phosphorus, antimony, mercury, bichromate and' copper are, distinct 'poisons'. * .They enter the system through
the skin, lungs, stomach and Intestines
and produce serious symptoms such-as
spongy gdms,' vomiting, colic, diarrhea
and parajysls. ' The-blue gums, colic
and wrist drop of lead, the puffy eyes,
pimply skin and peripheral .neuritis of
arsenic, the black,5 loosened teeth, fetid
breath, salivation and muscular ^tremors of mercury and the ulcerated jaw
bf'phospherous workers' are striking
trade marks of toil.'[  ,
Women .and children, are more susceptible, to the, action of .chemical
poisons, than men.    ,
Animal products, such as" horsehair
used in brush making, frequently inoculate the workers with* the malignant
pustule of anthrax. * Wool sorters and
rag pickers also contract -this deadly
disease. , Furriers, who. scrape rabbit
skins', in the manufacture of * artificial
furs, are liable to a peculiar disease of
the; nails. A." groove forms on' the
nail,which gradually becomes deeper
until the nail drops'off. -Flax, cot-
_toi_iand__ _te__WQr_ejB7are._subJect _to
air are responsible'for many ailment's
arid deaths.-- Carbon dioxide or cai.-.
bonic acid gas_ (C02) is present"in
badly ventilated living rooms, factories
and "workshops,. "■■' It'is a much weaker
poison than carbon'monoxide, to which
fortunately.people are less subjected.
When exposure to carbon dioxide is
continued for some 'time vitality is
weakened arid the 'system becomes an
easy "prey to disease. In ordinary atmospheric air carbon dioxide'Is; present to the .extent of .64,'per,f"cent,
but it requires much larger, quantities
to produce headaches, vertigo,.buzzing
In'the ears, intense drowsiness and unconsciousness., 7/ ;*\
' Carbon dioxide is given off from vats
in breweries, in starch works, paper
works!* sugar "refineries, lime' kilns,''unused cellars and' mine galleries. It
is always present, iV th(j' air of' workshops and factories owing, to the exhalations of the body, the processes of
production and artificial light. .A e'er
tain tolerance to the gas is'established
but it is a constant source of the headache and'/malalse complained of by
workers;   v" *
Carbon monoxide or carbonic, oxide
(CO) ls evolved in the incomplete combustion'of carburetted gas, coal and explosions. - It is present In coal mines
where blasting Is done'by dynamite or
gunpowder,'In blast furnace's for smelting iron, in the manufacture of illuminating gas,- in the Leblanc process of
soda manufacture, in.cement and brick
works, arid'• in;< tunnel building. ', * It
forms from 7 to 10 per cent of,illuminating gas and" gives the blue flame
seen in ordinary coal fires. It is an
odorless and colorless gas and has an
affinity for the blood .from 140 to 250
times 'greater than oxygen. Owing
to'the fact that it forms a stable'compound with hemoglobin, it is extremely
poisonous. , The presence of' .1 per
cent in the'air' induces'annoying symptoms" ana when the percentage reaches-4 It;endangers life , . '*     ■
Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) Is a deadly
poison-, v It- acts upon the respiratory
centre . .There' are no . premonitory
symptoms Death is painless and sudden . Woncmeh employed in sewers,
especially "in those that become blocked, ' are subject to this. menace. This
gas is present,in privies,''the mud of
marshes, and' in- filfth manure:', 7n
industry" it' is'met In chemical and gas
works,-the black bronzing of metals
by means of sulphide of arsenic, boiler cleaning, soap making where much
fat is decomposed, and in the preparation ^bf Prussian blue.
Then -there-,1 are carbon bisulphide
(CS2) a colorless volatile liquid with a
nauseating ordor, used In the'manufac-
ture'of waterproof goods and the vulcanization ,' ofi. rubber, and acetylene
gas,-methylated - or petroleum spirlts;
irifant a ready victim for all the dis:
eases' of infancy which usually carry
if off before'the fifth.year. 7 ,"'.' ' 7
"Certain industries-have a'decidedly
destructive effect upon the',"reproduc-
tive organs ,*'bf women. Chief among
these stands lead. In England where'
large-numbers of women are employed
in.lead,factories, abortions frequent-that it is rare for'a woman to
have a live infant. ■ ■ Constantin Paul
has published the results of 123' pregnancies where the father and- mother
were' lead^ workers. Of these sixty-
four werp abortions, four premature
confinements, five were still births,
and twenty of the infants born alive
died within the first year." . Dr. Thos.
Oliver 'mentions" a few interesting
cases.1' '■    -!*'•'.., '
"Mrs: H.; aged,35 years, had four
healthy children born, at full term.
She went to work in a white lead factory and was there six,years. During
that time she had nine miscarriages
and no living child. Mrs, .M„ agid
30 year's, has had seven children, and
three miscarriages. All the'miscarriages occurred after going to the lead
works. Mrs. K. had four childdren
before going to the factory and two
children after." She then had six-miscarriages in succession, when she came
under the care ,'of the Royal Infirmary, having become the victim of plum-,
bism and lost power ln lier arms"and
legs. She made'a slow but good le-
covery and did not return to the lead
works. Iri* her next pregnancy she
went to full term and gave birth to a
living child.'' "
It, is,highly .injurious* both to herself and offspring for a pregnant woman to work through pregnancy and iip
to, the time of'labor as most working
women do." '.It is no uncommon thing
in factories where women are employed for a woman suddenly to leave her
machine with'a cry and be delivered
of a baby on the floor-or in an anteroom. ■".*,;
■ The last two months of labor' are the
most important time for the foetus, as
lt then gains'from three and'a half to
seven and ,a half pounds. , Pinard
demonstrated the effect of employment
upon the weight of a child by weighing
500.infants ln each of the following
classes: (a) '500 Infants of women
working* right up to the time of labor, 3,000' grammes;" (b) 500 infants
of women who spent the. last few months in a lying-in hospital,' 3,290 grammes,-and (c) ,500 infants of women
who spent the whole pregnancy, in a
hospital, 3,368 grammes.
"There are over four, million women
engaged in gainful occupations in the
.United States. , Of these fully1- half
are married. -.'In many cases the. woman becomes tho chief bread winner,
owing to illness on the part of the hus-
HomeBank Gnad_
various skin troubles, bf an itchy, ecze
raatous character.*; *** , **  ."
", The hazardous nature of dusty trad
es • can readily be appreciated by, a
glance at mortality "rates. As tho
gathering of statistics in this country
especially in regard-' to Industrial di-
sea'sesjjs done very crudely, and is
therefore almost worthless, we shall depend on those of England for comparison. Dr. John Tatham, of London,
compiled a table in which he shows
that there are twenty-two occupations
in'onch of which deaths from tuberculosis and other lung troubles are more
than double those among .farmors,
Furthermore, these twenty-two Include
nine (potters, cutlers, file makers,
glass, coppor, Iron, steel,'zinc and lead
workers) in which the mortality rato
is from three to four and a halt times
that of farmers. '.   .
' Poisonous gases, vapors, high, torn*
perature nnd caisson and compressed
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andTbenziiT used-in Hpidiy~TryIng
paints and'for cleansing purposes, all
of which''cause disagreeable ' symp***
toms and'pave the way for disease by
reducing the resistance of the body. '•
Caisson and compressed-air is a"
source of serious symptoms and many
fatalities. The effects occur when
the-men are undergoing pressure and
during or after leaving pressure, ln
a short while, sometimes hours, after
coming out of the nlr lock the mei
suffer, severe pains in the muscles and
In the knee, elbow and hip joints,
whicli thoy term 'bends," Tlie pain
Is'frequently agonizing and may continue for two or,threo days at a
stretch. Vertigo is not unusual and
Ihey stagger about as though intoxicated. Paralysis ol! the legs sets In,
which may be temporary or permanent,
Pearl dlversi salvage divers, and
sponge soekerB also suffer from paralysis, due to too sudden decompression.
Injuries and accidents, while not
diseases of occupation In tho*ordinary
sonso, must bo Included under this
head'to demonstrate the destructive*
ness of modorn Industry, Mr Holmes,
chief of tbo technical branch of tho
Department of tho Interior, roporls the
lobf. of 23,000 lives In thb Untied States lliVou^U mlno oxplo^ons during a
period of less than eighteen years,
Ten thousand lives aro lost annu.illy
on our'railroads alone. Tho total
mortality from accidents to wngo earners In tho Unitod States Ib 35,000 nn*
nually. Tho non-fatal accidents amount to ovor 200,000, Most of those
accidents nre due to impropor precautions, luck of safety appliances, and
unprotected mnchinos,
The effect of occupation upon womon
nnd children la highly Important from
both n medical and sociological standpoint. Here wo nro dealing with tho
vory foundation of the race, nnd It Is
Inoumbont upon us to approach this
problem not only as physicians but as
Tho wonderful Inventions at the end
of tho olghtenth contury and during
the nineteenth century took sueh useful Industries as weaving snd spinning
out of tho homo into tho factory. The
womon and children, who should hnvo
remnlned nt home, followed the wont
Into tho factory. Steam revolutionised industry and turned tho homo work-
(»»•   tiytn   till,   tlf-lnrtr   *l.^y,,t *****■".*   fr,.
bandar^the-"fa^t~th~a~. "he_~cheaper
labor has displaced him. Apart from
the fact that she loves the man, a1 woman marries primarily for a home.
Among the working ciass, poor wages
and high prices compel both the. husband and the wife to go into the factory* to keep the imitation of a home
together. The two million married
working women means that there are
two million homes broken up, where
no family'life is possible and where
the children are left to grow up as best
they can.. Then, too, tho working girl
seeing her friend return to'the machine
the day after marriage, hesitates long
about marriage, with the result that
thoro ls a great increase In Immorality
with Its trail of sexual diseases,
"- Womans place Is,in the homo. It is
sho, who by nature and generations
of training, is best fitted to' ralso tho
child, ' At prosont sho must tear horsolf away from tho homo owing to economic pressure. She docB not do
so from choice. The fault Is ln tho
system. An Industrial system that
cannot furnlBh ovory man willing and
nblo to support himself nnd family
stands condemned as a failure.  ,
Tho same thing applies to tho children. Thero nro 2,600,000 children
from tho age of 0 yoars up working In
the mlnos, mills and factories of this
great land of ours. Thoso children
not only contract tho samo dlsoasos
and vices of tho adults, but thoy become stunted ln growth and proinaturoly aged, In short, tho race deteriorates. A few moro generations of child
labor and we shnll become n rnco of
weaklings and degenerates. A child's
placo Is In tlio school and playground.
It should havo frosh nlr1, sunshine nnd
Joyous companionship, Instead of bolng forced Into n mlno, mill or factory.
A nation which permits child labor to
exist cannot cnll ItBelf civilized. It
must at, onco abolish child labor or
glvo up tho protonco of being progressive.
Tho cure and elimination of diseases
of occupation docs not Ilo In tho physician's offlco or oh tho drug storo
nho]f. Wo must trncn tli-pm to their
pfiitHo In Iho mlno, mill and factory.
Tlio phyi-iclnn here must bocomo hy*
glenlst nnd snnitnrlan. AIho, besides
being physiologists nnd pathologists,
wo must become sociologists. Wo
must realize that slnco dlseaio is a
enr* I ill  nfffltr    *hnv(ti'r» «•,   r«niM*l1  r'tH'ion   tf
* Notice is hereby given that a divid-,
end at the rate of six per cent per annum upon the paid up capital stock
of the Home Bank of Canada has been
declared for the th'r-ea months ending
■ 31st August, 1911, and the same will
be payable at its Head Office and
Branches on arid after Friday,-1st-Sep-1
tember-next. -        ]   \> , }
The transfer books will be closed
; * from the 17th to the 31st August, both
' .days inclusive. ,,
., ■,       By order bf the board,
„       ,. General Manager.
Toronto, July 19th, 1911.
JOHN ADAIR, Manager' Fernie
.Capital   Paid   Up   ........\% 2,750,000
Reserve & Undivided Profits   3,250,000
Total Assets  ; 40,000,000
The Bank of Hamilton has made,
saving simple*-*-by eliminatin gall un-,
necessary Bank formality.
, An account may be opened with the
deposit of'one dollar—even so small
an amount will act as an incentive to
steady - saving. and will quickly' grow
to a sum worth while.1
Head Office:
later—so watch for-it.
Visiting the entire district.
See before you buy., Write
me for full particulars.,
■     r _. *■'
Dig in .the ground for a
■livelihood,,, you'll be under,
soon enough ! Five. acres
cultivated will prolong life
and provide a competence
for old age.
Eight 10-Acre Tracts $300
each; easily cleared, Burton
City, well located and water
Joe Grafton
"Too bad; he served us fnlrly well.
Of cnurm"*-, we enx/o hlm nronle nnv
lor*> nynto-m •mndothw •mflchln* mnrflmust bo fought snclnllv. Othi-.rwl.if-; we\   Meanwhile, beforo tho prosont lrrn-( And worked him throuRh this torrid
Injuries and accidents can bo reduced to a minimum by protecting the
machines, lining nil possible snfoty
appliances, propor Instruction, and tlio
omploymont of skilled labor only,
Women should not bo permitted to
work at Injurious trades; they should
lmvo shorter hours and longer i-i'StB,
and should stay at homo during pro*
gnnncy. In sorni* I-.u/ojionii c()iintil'««
the pregnancy womnn Is sont homr» .ir
to a lying-in hoi-pltnl and her n-agos
go on Just Ihu sninii. Child laboi*
sliould bo nbHolutoly and unconditionally nhollshed.
A lurch that, flings the rushing train,
A roaring shock thnt rips and rends,
Tlio groan of death, the slirlek'of pain,
And-Iioly, Holy Dividends!
•"Tlio   Knuineer?     I'oor   clmp, • lie's
That makes the explanation clear,
A trusted g.**rvunt, trlod and skilled,
We'll lilumo It on lliu Hugln-jcr.
and more human and tho human morel will bo giving merely temporary ro
und more of a machlno. This necessarily brought about physical, mental
and moral deterioration of tho working
ri rus not.
Statistics show tbat tbere (s a close
relation between occupation of marri _l
women and Infant mortality. The textile and pottery towns of England and
the United State* show a jnnch higher
Infant mortality than other towns.
I'hyslca) and menu! tatlguu, strain-
nnd strets, long hours and poor food
hsve n decided effect upon both mothor
and child. In th« mothor It Induces
cosf«iMI»a of th« rtprodactlve orgses,
wllh their trail of {Hs popularly known
aa femate trouble*, la the child it
is th* cam* of pne-matnr. btrtb and ■***
dftvUaUMn) coaiUUatkMk that msk«« xh*\
uonul, iH'.miaivo sysiem is rupiac-.n.-l
by n i at lonal and constructive system,
we should do <*v«ryth!ng In our •p.^-fr
to KUfogiKird tlio lives nnd health eif
the men and women whoso labor Vccpb
Xho worm going nti-1 iii»*ko»i lit-,, wouti
lier, whilo tho dlseaso remains to confound us,
Tho causes of Industrial diseases
InimwiltvtftlY surrmt th_r rnr-*. Fn*
tftiito can bo eliminated by employing
two or three shifts, Instead of ten
or twelve hours for ono long ahlft,
and by tho abolition of lho spoodlng
up system. The danger of dust and
poisons can be done away with hy tho
<>r«.< liun of clean, sanlUry work pl^.e**
the Introduction of wet Instead of the
dry prw _*«_*» of production, contlnovw
removal of dust br special v-m^I lator*,
It.Utlon of th* worker from ihe da*t
process, frequent rosu, frciju-snl chan«. „_„,„,    .,    , .._._,,_____.
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and the Initruclloo of the workers In P <**** **T **». *r th* n* wst c«'
Fig Pills
Ai«i suM willi a i^juUIvu Kiuruntt'ti
TIOK and all KIDNEY.   and
tx*>.*<_u,tt tWiftUu***.
3L Tlwmaa. Ont.
Not muro thnn »ix.t.<.n hours a day,
"Ills train wns Into, It seems agrcod;
He dlfolx-yed <<>mmaml_i, u-« four.
And tor'1 flhrjid nt _>-lik<ss sj-^ed;
1/el'a blame It on Tho Engineer."
flnmo dny, somo dny, tho Truth may
In lines of flame across the bluo,
Ot ci*-**".! weigh-.**! down for want <*f
Of Greed ilut wurfc* uuc uuu tut two.
Of coward shifts, of simple teal;
And wh#>n th» *«. lines*-** app-mr,
Perhaps the -Co-art of I.asl Appeal
Won't blame It vu the Eajtff.«**r.
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THE overwhelming majority with which" ,the
• miners have, by secret ballot, turned down the
Gordon report,, should be conclusive evidence to
*.' those carping critics who. have been insistently at-
,-   taching blame for the present situation to the Dis-
' trict .and International officers that their opinions
.were without tlie least shadow bf foundation.-  We
say it should be,' but realize perfectly well that it
' .won't, because "Wilfu man must hae his way','
,'- and, they will still'persist in the correctness of their
, •    ,    , .    -     fl
own conclusions.    ,        ;,•'•*
To us it is a, source of gratification that the day
of prophefs and would-be Moses is giving way to
the growing enlightenment of thc rank, and file of
organized labor and that instead of following like
7 blind sheep, they are doing-some thinking on their
own account.   " "We do not say that men do not
'*-'.'• *;*        ,
.make mistakes, because this would be, a~ stupid
position to take but so-long as they think for them-
' * selves even thougb at times wrongly, there is hope
* .-for the future.   •      , ' .      ,
** o.' 7
The officers of District 18 are actuated' by an
- earnest desire to serve the Interests to the best of
\ their ability and understandings, those.who. have
; placed them in their.'various,.positions,^but; that
there may be honest=differences.-b_-or>inion "is con-
- r «        .    *,,        _ ■    ■**,
ceded by all right thinking men,-and such differ-
*. ences in nowise are reflections upon the''integrity of
. any of the parties involved..    . . ■ ,   *       1! ■
working am injustice-upon men in another industry
'thej1" are, also'jobbing, their fellow mineworkers by
tsucli miserable unmanly tricks.'." J*..'' . _.- J ...
>._■ .Vi^know. full' well tliat the .vast"m'a jority of the
-mine.workers condemn'sucli"practicesi'andweimake
this denunciation hi strong.ljanguage^because'.these
creatures by their acts bring bdium^uppn the entire
organization, by breeding -malice'in tlie*minds of
those"affected inst-ea'd of doing'evefythirig-in their
power to increase solidarity' ainqhg the workers.
'Although such tactics cannot b'e -too 'severely ce_-
Sured)';there is at.lerist/pne redeeming feature noticeable and that is-that^these individuals have'.'at
least a' glimmering (partieularly; thin, however) of
shame left in their* make-hipras* they, did^ not; go
under their own names 'and .hat they were assumed
was only found out when their selfishness and petty
greedxovercame dyenthe-vestige of shame and they
■\yere,'cal_ed'upo._ to pay tlieir poll tax.\ .      '"   l^
We have'not* yot obtained the full list of both' the
"real and'assumed names of these individuals, but
in the near future we expect to do" so and will then
make such use of them as we deem expedient in order
to be fair to .tho'entire organization who are'held
responsible for. the,acts of individuals'and those
guilty of such reprehensible tactics' should be "fully
known so that the integrity of innocent riien should
not be smirched, These men are untrue'to*thcm:
selves, to their craft and to tlieir "class, and .would
ask'them to take the advice of Polonius to his son
Laertes ."This above all to thine ownself' be true
and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst
not then be false lo'any man." "■
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■pLSEAVHERE in .these columns is'a" letter sign-
*-*.   cd by Mr Thomas Griffiths, and as this gen-
, tlenum is niiighly respected citizen,(better known
' . probably by the term "Dad" than by Thomas, we
*' vtire satisfied that his statements are quite correct
and should be given the serious consideration of
• every worlthigman.,    \ ■■ .       -
. ,   lie calls particular attention to the actions of
'■   certain members of tlie U. M. W. of A.-who, having
, obtained work in other industries, have accepted
tlio same at less than tlio current rate.
This is„ an inconsistent course to pursue and
shows conclusively' that all those who are guilty of
such conduct do not understand evon the most, elementary principles of unionism, becauso if they did
they .'would bo just as anxiouB to uphold wages in
,sono industry as thoy are in thoir own. No good
oxcu.,0 can be offered for such dirty tactics'. Lame
apologies may bo advanced, but they aro'not worthy
of tho slightest consideration, except it be, to condemn thcra in good round language and in no uncertain torms. Selfishness should teach a mail to
look a littlo farther than tho ond of his noso nnd
only think of to-day. Ilo who assists in lowering
tho standard of living in a craft oitho. in hi& own
or any othor by accepting a monoy wago lowor than
• tho regular scale is helping in the shaping of a whip
that will very probably be applied to his .own _acj;
Inter, and should this happen ho can liavo no justifiable objection becauso ho has only himsolf to
blamo. Thoso acts of botrnynl of mombom of tho
working clnss 'against their fellows foster a most
unfnrlunnlo yet wilhnl nnturnl spirit of re_.ontmr.nt
ntul mnko lliom ready tools in tlio hands of the
mnsltirs wlion needing tlio nsRislnnco of lho injured
own io entry out thoir plans tliey find Hint Hie
desire for re!n]intion is uppermost,
"Wimt ti fearful ront" tlioro would be from Ihese
self same men if tho coal opornlors brought in strike
hr*.iki.'« In lake their places in thc mines! Ordinarily arc'pnid higher wages for their
assistance in brenking a lnbor trouble, because it is
expected thnt just lis soon as thoy havo" served
thoir purposo there will bo no fnrthor uho for thom
and they are discharged, but in ease under consid-
■■■"■pHE recent accident near Cape Sable to one'half
1 ■*•"■ of the Canadian Navy caused by the secondhand cruiser Niobe punching a hole in the bottom of
her hull should impel those Canadians who wish' to
be up-to-date,to consider the advisability of taking
more interest in modern methods for offence and
defence. '        ;,;'     ' * ■    -    ■
Let us look at lhe' subject 'with poise and calm.
* The vaslness of the seaboard line, • both W the
Atlantic and Pacific coasts is, such that to-.afford
adequate protection would require not a double,
but at least a sextuple standard,, and to effect this
would require many years. * , " ,, ' '■
. Long before this period^ is -reached, battleships
will be practically, an obsolete1 quantity in warfare, therefore'now that aerial navigation is commanding so muclfattentioh and its future achievements beyond-'even the realms of speculation, why
not buy a fleet ,pf these' winged vehicles or transportation and'destruction as they will cost no more
than one Dreadnought .and in time of peace may
serve* useful purposes       7 7* ', ■
-:'AeroplaneS'are destined;to*piay a very;important
ole-in*_the .worlds-hist-p-ty-1-^
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much.older,therefore why agitate ourselves about
the creation of a Canadian Navy when an aviatory
would be jso'much more serviceable
. , There is another feature which should, not be
lost sight of and that is the creation of new offices
to supervise the aerial, highways, and as they could
be'superinposed'one above another to a great altitude .there would be such a vast army of them
that aftor nn election the "faithful-" could be sent
aloft and kept there so long as the party was in
power, thus fulfilling' the glorious traditions of
the past, "To tho victor belongs the spoils." Per
contra the defeated faction could bo consigned to
tlio subterranean i'ogions thero to mourn upon the
frailties of humanity," and hope that the, frailties of
tho flying machino might create a vacancy.
Wo hace not copy-righted this idea, but actuate-!
by n spirit of patriotism wo give it without reservation ancl without prico, calling special attention of
M. Henri Bourason, who whilo declaiming "A bas
la marino,' probably would advocate "en haut
raerien."    Ainsi (pi 'il soit. '   „•
.'CALGARY, Alta., August  8. —The
i <   .
preparations'  for, the, twenty-seventh
annual, session of the Trades and La-
*■ * .-**._.*        •     ■>
bor'Congress of-Canada, which will
convene in this city'on Friday of this
week, are' nearly- completed. . The
local body 'in charge of the arrange*
ments for the convention is in receipt
of advices "which" indicate a large
and thoroughly representative attendance of delegates representing every
Trades and Labor Council in the Dom-
iniou ,of Canada. ', s- • .       ■'■■•-•"
The" coming: gathering promises to
be of exceptional importance and in-
terest'oto tlie organized labor* bodies
of Canada, owing to the large number
^f important matters that will come up
for .consideration.'->. Among the subjects,to be discussed,, are the following
Dominion* and. provincial legislation' in
derstanding, as with Japan;..."imperial'.'
labor exchanges; the arrest of McNamara, non-obseTvahce of municipal fair
wage clauses; the attempt on the part
of Russia to,secure the surrender, of
Fedorenko; the judgmentjsf the United States Supreme CpurtVin "tlie Gompers case and'.many other matters 'of
.vital interest to tlie' workers
CITY * TEAMSTERS "■ OF -. ' J ^ ,
■;■„   '        ,  'EDMONTON,.';T0'7STRIKE
After To-day Capital. Will be .Without
■ Men and Horses'to'do the Work  .,'
7 EDMONTON,'**' Aug.". '8-^Ttiis*; after
noon the. city of E,dmontdh %"will-,be
without teams to carry, on.the*, various works of the municipality with the
exceptiohVof a few „v"liicl_, are"owned
by the city.' This;condition will*: cop
tinue for a period,of 24 ho* irs aiid ■'unless the demands of;the learn owners'
association ai-2 met at'tLat ,liK\o*"thWe
will'be a definite1 strike,of the "city
employed team's.- -
* This action on the part of the team
owners * has been ' taken _, to force to
Issue the request' made of the city
council last" week' for " a iiine' hour
.working day and a scale of '60 cents
per-hour, and'was a direct'result o'f
the action of the-commissioners yesterday in referring back^to' the council a'communication addressed to the
commissioners" by the. team- owners,
,;As a result of -the. ultimatum, issued
by the* team' owners all the city grading, hauling and'construction .,-work
will be practic'alTyv suspended - to-day,
and the Edmonton streets wjll goVn-
swept* tp;nlght:" ■ The walkout 'affects
about 60/ teams- whicli, have "been
working oh th'ey boulevard, railroad,
street cleaning, and the* various, grading Jobs* about••'the'city.' - It'-*will tie
up work on .the, street,' car lines on
Jasper' Avenue and Syndicate Avenue
where the'mushy conditio]! oftthe
streets already,_s bad!'     ,7'
' The vote was held' at a meeting of
the team owners' . "association \ last
night,". at which about 75'. members
were present/'and was unanimous.  ;,
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capital,,-7$ib,oo6;doo ~yY. ^Y:rhstVZ$.,obo))6o
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of The Canadian Bank'of Commerce will receive deposits; of ;$_',and77
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Accounts, may,be opened in; the'names, of two or, more persons, to be - y -..
: operated,by any one of tKe number 6 .by, .He survivor,- '* A joint "account r7y"
,; of this kind saves expense in 'establishihg->th'e'"owne'rship of, the money."^ .'J
-* after deatli, and is especially useful when a man -desires'tb provide for
; his wife, or for others'depending upon him; in the event of his dea_n7" * ■ 7 ■ .'7
>ERNIE;BRANCH'77:':7^.  -.,;-7^";7- "'t; L7A.".S. DACK/Managed   '"." "■.'.-«/
Airtights,  Coal   Burners, Coal   y
■\: ori Wood; Burners,and
, Yy"- '" I i 'Wood;Burners ;•  '-^-Yy YY'
Ranges aiid Cook Stoves
; j. ivi. Agnew?& c6» elko
1'        •*    * *    ■_ ■> '   / " :** *        * *        v. i        it* c\"*
TtTTwlng"'upoh~^ganized:Tabor. the
Immgratiou laws"; the eight-hour bill;
fortnight!*/ payment of wages on railways;, -the Winnipeg street railway
strike; -the western coal miners' difficulty,' as well as the strike in Nova
Scotia; the .work * of^ the provincial
federations; notably that , of British
Columbia; abolition of Chinese tax and
substitution of agreement   or   under
The" miners-'strike in the "south is
no nearer a settlement .than'when start
ed, according to-Colin. Maeleod, member of, the" miners; conciliation board,
in, connection with this \ strike,-- who
was .in. the. city -yesterday. ' '
' Mr. 'Maeleod is'of the opinion that
the jight.will be a long one, but that
the; miners themselves would have'
been back', to work by the present time
but for„the influence brought to'.bear
upon(fthem by'tlie meetings held in
the coal towns by the leading officials.
Politically speaking. Mr.'-l-Aaclend fix-
presses himself as believing "that! John
Herron^wOTld get the ; Conservative
nomination .in',Macle'od,"although some
other names had been mentioned.-For
the Liberals Dr, Warnock arid George,
Lane are prominently mentioned, Mr.
Maeleod being of the opinion tliat the
former would have very, large support
if he would accept * the nomination.—
Calgary Herald. , " * 7
; And Nothing but the.Best in Fresh
and Smoked Meats, Fresh and
Smoked Fish, Dairy Produco, Poultry;'     -
' v;     Etc.    Etc., gb tO   -7  '■'-'.
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SAM GRAHAM, Manager," -",      . "/' •' '- ,      PHONE 41 "
Money to Loan on first class rBiisi-
ness and "Residential property
A PISW woolw ngo tho press of thov country
** hornldod throughout tho land tho fact that
tlio bounteous crop might not bo harvested because
of tho lack of labovors and ovon many of tho'mjws-
papors in tho old Innd, actuated of courso by pure
philanthropy, repented tho announcements without
any chargo for advertising, and now wo learn that
thoro aro moro mon in Saskatchewan than needed!
"Any man can got work who wants it," is tlw
common remnrlc oftho avorago sample of tho littlo
thinkor nnd yot how iIooh ho'oxplain tho fact that
if, nn occupation Unit is seasonal not only can obtain nil tho workoi'H required, but a surplus, how
cnn these men find work in' tho interim between
ImivoHlH PorlmpH 1 Vosiilcnt Taft's nnswor will bo
npi)i*apnnt*j--"Goil knows I"
Electric Lighted . -.       •  .   -  V  \    \,      '..'.';*   Steam Hoated
the Waldorf Hotel
First Class Accommodation for Travellers
Hot and Cold Water C. A. Mills, Manner
, _tl«»„i     .. .,    4*4_ • ..
nh<:,, iiiiiuii i,ii.,i ,'iuil .iu
..,*.** .imuLi, |/ii.-.(i,ii/jjf. -jiiilillK tll«lll-
■'un »i even vltituper than
what prof.'h-iioni.l scabs would nsk if enlk*<l upon
ti* lu'Ip tliu iiMhtor uIiim-i.   Whilo it may lio true
there is Huh difference that thoro is no striko on
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lmt in tho It-lint nffoet tins prim .pio involved, nn .
'it ono soiis-i* if is renlly worso thnn if there wore,
for the simple reason that thoy who /ire doing this
arc themselves Mruggling for better condition), and
nt tho snme lime rlointr their best, nr worit, if sb-inM
be, to dcerenso thoso of thc other fellow.
Ah a Htlll fuiilu..* ih-.H'tUlou .»!' Ibfir hliorlMinbtnl-
ji«l solfishncss they do not work full timo to thc
fxlremt, point that will still not cause them to be
entirely deprived of participating in the fund
of 1li. IJ. M. VT. tit A., m that i.ot satisfied wiih
G. N. Railway
Special Return
Fares to 'Frisco
Account Tutor. Typographical Union Aug. 1440th
I'Vatcrnai Order of Euglos, Aug. 2l-28th
Return fare from Fernie $52.45
n     or ,$53.30 .icoording to routo—22 routes
Childron 5 to 12 yoara ^ fni'o   ,i
Solli'iiK-intos Aiir. 0,10,17, Ifl.   Final vot.uvn Sop, 15
J. S. THOMPSON, Agent, Fernie
Phone No. 161 P. O. Box 305
C,*<v7*_ Simiitihhy rcnufcio l__.\ito, 6_tf_, got-o tviuimng Woiifisy
Food Choppers
> . .
"THE '"Universal"   Food
Chopper chops all kinds
of, food, whettier meat
or vegetables-
raw or cooked
as coarse
or fine aB
90c to $3.50
J. D. Quail
Mount Royal
fl-ovarnm-tnl  elmrter.      ,,,„,   ,oc,„on,
Htetl et hlgli'tif'i ncholarahlp ant. «iporl>
ettre,      niirmlffirl-.*   ,r-,la**   rnonm   and
Ideal  location,
hip ant. «iporl>
_.. . _. .. ■■■*.■-- -..--'*■» M<im» and
dlnlntf* hnll equipped and furj5U..«_l tli«
very beeu    flew bulldln-r.
fenrmr. nt fttndr
Vt»Xterat«r]f, MfliMi,     tlnlvfrnliy
MatrleuUtlon, Hoyal M litary College,
Clrl) Bervke. two yttra t,nAer.gta&iiSti
KAUOKWY. .-_. AIBUtTA  work.  Trp-»»rjlilf.i, CoaitnetVtT    It
Classe. Open Sept. 10U SSfe??
1 and good7bu9lne88
stationery is advertising"*
it's not so rnuoh the taste
of tho man producing tho
mattor, as tho consideration of what will appeal
to the peoplo ho, dosiros
1 to reach. Still, you yourself will find a koen, personal satisfaction in using
ood paper and printing,
we ihoW you lamplei)
rnn distinct ledger for woodwork - tV
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..-Born at Coal Creek on-Friday, July
-'■- - ,28th'to'.Mr' and Mrs. Thos, France,'.'a
.';-   bouncing boy-7    *-   *, 7"-J   77 y "-
;>>7 ," ' Ou'-Moriday, July.3ist. to. Mr and Mrs
"';*    Ed.' Coughlin, n bouncinga-boy.   '--All
7 ii' doing well." 7   J •   ,■'■•-'.',- 7„y*- "7. -
i'":   ■ - Mrs. Spruston,'ot.Michel, mother" of
* .7. Mrs! VV; Bell and Mrs'.*, W.'. Joyce,''ac-
I;.,, •      . daughter,' Ruth, is
JV.7'1': at pifeseiitistaying with'her daughter
-'   "     ''*ui), here' away, from the bustle  and
, excitement of .Greater Michel.   .Ruth
says,there la no place like C; C. \
'■ Mr. .and Mrs Percy .Johns', and Mr
"Thos. McGovorn, of Michel,-were renewing old acquaintances up' here last
Saturday;'   -7 ■ ""'    "'"'••*-       ',''"-'
.-* The-local footfall'team-journeyed
to' Coleman  last  Saturday  to fulfil
their  league' fixture  with  the boys
down-there,  and were successful in
bringing away the, two1'points, winning
a well, contested' game by 4 goals to
n}l.'7 This ties the Creek team with
Michel for Hhe championship of the J
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gone on an. holiday'of indefinite length
it Iwas decided thai TT.- W.' Davies' act
in-his stead*" foi7 the* time5being.* \,,7
-This being "all ."'the' business.* on, hand
the Council adjourned. '■; ~y J .-- 7"
.'.»,The Board of'Trade met bn Tuesday,
when; there, was a*; large attendance.
Abetter'and proposal frqm'theXJnited
Boards_,,"of• Trade" conference", at.,.Mac-
leod "was-rea,dand adopted. -'.,'. ---, ; .
" -Mr..Barrett, "of Blai'rmore„'asked* for
the support;of ,the board in,favor-o'f
him taking, up ' tlie ,paper "at; present
vacale'd-.b^.T. WrightK"ihere'bein-_; no
paper at pre'sent published in Colemri'i.
After' some 'discussion* it -was' thought
th-*,!. at "present Jio pape-* was needed
and tbot at some further.date_t would
be cqnR.dered. - - ":   { y ...y ,   •
Notice was then, brought to .the* fact
that" the*C* P7R: were making rapid
strides'-in bringing a fence along the
railway, as'a protection against cattle
straying, on the track: * :It ,was agreed
that the,"board''request-the Council
to petition the C. P.. R,-not to-place "a
fence "within the town" limits' as it
•vould ,nots only;* be*, at* veye'soro, but
detriineraal-tothe'&st'aal publk- J .,*
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♦"    "-        By "Krltlk.'! '■„.   Ju . <*»
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Crows" Nest Pass, League. ^ .This game
,* will have to be played ■ on neutral
; ground,'"and will be the,gamo of-the
' 6easoii,.as both teams mean doing their
,^best, to:ca'ptui. the,league cup.', •*.
., -s: Mr."E.' L. Stewart, thesnew' general
'" manager of the Trites Woods Company
' >stdres, *paid his first-business visit up
* ' here -on .Thursday. - -' ,
f -•"> Inpector,-Evan Evans .was'up here
•^ this  week  making-his  monthly" In-
'spectioli of'the mines.'., "'    '°
•: -' Miss Lizzie Hampton, of Micbel, was
••-' visiting Mr and Mrs. T. France up here
.Vlast week-end.    '-'.    '.      .,
,, :-•    The eighth supply of provisions have
been distributed up here this week. *-
', - Wm. Adams, whOchas.been spondlng
■a fejv days at" Hosmer^ returned here
* _on"^Wednesday. *-;"'''
'. Sam" Hency, who happened to meot
.Tvith a serious'accident.ln'No. 9'mine
" about ^eight month's ago, causing, the
7amputatiQi_7bf..his -left foot; was able
to leave the hospital last,week, and
is -. now  getting >bout. a •; littlo  with
•, the aid .of. his' crutches,
,-,. .-Wm.McFegan;*left-here'"on Monday
y morning' for Burmis/TAlta.,. where he
*,;vls going'to'„take charge of.a prospect
,,'for,.some .company;.down there.
*••■- .G^eorge^and Charlie'O'Brien return*
ed.irom". Seattle last-Saturday and an
" enquiry from them elicited the fact
7-that' their',.brother. Jim, 'who was 'so
, badly: mangled' up! in, the "works- at
Seattle, on the 1st of.'July,* was. pro-
■ well as could beoxpected,
.. considering .what he had'gono through;
'and that, the aged  mother was,'also
:  recovering from' her "shock. "     *   '
The Mlale- Voice Concert .Party1'' will
give a;grand concert' in .the club" hall
on Friday evening, Aug718,' for the
, benefit' of the.' football club', who need
fundi* for, their travelling expenses In
' ULeir-ro-t rally "round und
■assist lie .boys to try, an-1- brlncj tlio
' honors to. Coal Creek,
_   Mrs. Robt. Foirclough's slstori Mrs,
Page,; accompanied by ;her. husband,
'. and -son,, arrlvod in ,camp last wook
' from England, and aro al* present stay
Ing in charge of the Teepoq,"whii6 Mr,
'. and Mrs. Fairclough are paying a visit
" to-tho St, Eugene Missions; at which
placo tboy have' a oatlng Iiouho for
the workmen engaged ln the building
of tho Industrial schools for tho Indian
chlldron,,   Tommy Hutchinson Is also
, down thero as right-hand man,   ,
Tlio old familiar Tommy Gorrlo drew
Into crimp last Saturday   for a fow
, nourn, but Tommy nays it ls not like
tho snnio plaoo,'too qulot for .his taste;
nov onevgh doing at prosont, but ho
\ honoil to bo baolc again boforo (Jlii/ut*
rants; ',. , "•
Tin* meeting'then er.journed. ' Yl
„,,Tt.-,. Snerwood, has .-l:eeri ^summoned
to Chi gar y to take the place of a friend
who has-.had'an accident in the butcher
ing 'trade." ■**-*'' ,.--,,1- y..
_, On, Thursday*last the Rebekah Lodge
by. invitation from' Mr and * Mrs. .H."
Smith held ,a •_ picnic on, his" ranch.
The'.Ayeather was not very 'favorable,
but", a large ^attendance waij present,
and ' from reports •", everyone enjoyed
themselves tooroughly.-a It ".was sug--
gested that these pleasant outings don't
come often enough.   ■",.-'.'"■"-   *  -    .
On Saturday Coal-Creek journeye-l
to (in.*) town and;met'the local football eleven.** The woathor, which was
not of the .est, favoreft, remaining fine during, the greater po/
tion bf the game.k i*
^ Coleman haye not been favored7vith
as good a'team this season as in'pre-
,vious years but a good .'game: was put
up. , * Play .was fairly even;,until" Bm-
morsonaccidentlyhandled; thus giving
the Creekites a look in. - Fagan.took
the (kick,'.which' by good, luck-got into
the not.* ,,,Tlie.referee then, deemed it
advisable 'to caution the'''players against-rough play, which"eventually 'resulted in7orie,-of the visitors'being
ordered ,off,, which at first he seemed
;" Mrs._ Steward and'Miss J.'-McNeil,'
of Fernie, visited-'Mrs." Dalllng', this
week."      '-->"*      'V.-'   \-
1 Mrs. Strachan is spending the week
with the children on a pleasant ciuting
at Passburg. '.-"' _ 7-' ' •
,'. Mrs! Armstrong,- of New Westminster,, and'her.-mother, Mrs. ,Digby,"of
Fernie, 'spent the week-end wlth^Mr's.
"A. Mathieson.".-' ",- ■ ■..-,', '
." Mr. Marx left*on Saturday for a few
months visit to his home'in Pennsylvania. Rumor ..ays,it will*be anything"
but a sad trip coming back) and there
is some* sharp guessing going; " on
around - town. **-'-,'' 'v ; -
;;-- A very-pleasant dance was'held at
the, mess house .on Friday, the gramophone music' mixed' with Mr,..Drum:
m'ond's piario'made the young people
feel like 'hopping or gliding.': ." ■'
■ .The streets received- a,, thorough
cleaning, up'last" week, the huge pebbles .which* .made-them so" unsightly
have been used to,fill in holes where
waler^ drained, and 'the" town looks
quite pretty ,and much "more comfortable. -_      ' , 7,      *'■'•, *■■ 7,     '
Mr. Fletcher's store under the.artistic brush-, of Mr. Elliott is undergoing a-delightful change in. appearance. ,     '    '
Mr and Mrs."Cole' left on 'Sunday
for, Vancouver, where/ they expect to
reside .in 'future.; Mr.' Cole will be
greatly "missed from Hosmer* as he
was one our most public spirited men
and. his many .riends'wish him-prosperity in hio new home.
• Mr..Sam Hartley spoiled a splendid
razor fight on'Monday. Two Russians
were at it' with knives and razors, and
one. was wounded in, the hand. . They
were,taken to jail, and as a punishment
got two months in,-Fernie:' Terrible
luck!   .-     ,- '    ;°'
****$p^^ „ ■ ¥ V ; y y v y y; iwtti^j^^
cupine' to his collection' of .auimals;
but yesterday (Tuesday) the pork took
a'notion to visit the district, probably
he, has gone to'".meet Teddy".,'*:"\Vhb
can tell? .   " , ''"■•"" *.','    -:
' .Teddy, the bear, is still away' visiting the surrounding country, and little
hopes^ ai-e held of his .return.
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John Jackson is superintending the
road ■ 'construction work in, progress
on the C.P.R. property, joining up the
town road,with t'he highway on the
opposite; side of tho railway track."
. The Canmore Liberals held a meeting at tlie. Band Hall Saturday night.
Messrs. Stirtan and "Richards were, elected delegates to attend' the forthcoming convention ' at' Calgary. - .,
J A meeting will'be called shortly to
re-form the local Liberal-Association.
■ .Corporaf'Basil McCarthy of the R.N.
W.M.P., was" in-town lately. . Mc-
Larty left here in,, join the'
contingent going over 'to the Coronation.and on his return to Alberta was
"appointed to'Brooks. Constable Akrigg,
.who ■ relieved him, will remain here.
„ Mr, "Macdonald,' superintendent of
the Banff National Park was in town
Saturday. 7    * . -  ■ -,
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American Actor Perishes in'Fire-
in  Underclothes and  Women
Dressed" Pour from   Edifice..
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Counoll Meeting
At a Bpoclnl mooting It was agrood
tha tho Socrotary-Trcaaurorrshlp bo talc-
up us thoro In no othor body moro
boon discharging duty pro torn.   ,
Thoso prosont Included. Alox, Cameron (mayor)-H, Cl'hrko, S. Shono, A.
Morrison, It. Holmos, J, G. McDonald.
Attention woo callod to tho fact that
mnny of tho bouses woro without cesspools and it was docldod that tlio act
tio enforced.
Mr. McDonald brought up tho question of tlio hospital, BUggostlng that
same bo controllod by a publio body.
Mr. Ho1mon thought thnt It wns Uio
duty of tho Council to tnke this matter
up as thoho Is no othor body moro
fin*-*. -P itr
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-a"'j   uotkku
wllh Mr, MrDoflnlrt,
Mr. Shono thought It bottor to appoint a committee to boo what could bo
dono to bring this to a head as tlto
matter,,was ono that callod for Immo-
rHntr. ntt-MiMr-n
Mr. Morrison spolco In favor of t|.o
project, pointing out that tho hospital In futuro must be moro of a public
Institution than heretofore,
Mr, McDonald proposotH that throo of
tho council Uo appointed as a commit*
xixo io Interview tho minors union, ond
that Messrs, Holmes, Clarke and another also seek out all tbe Information
that thoy could to help this mattor
nills wore next passed to the Finance
Commlttoo for examination and payment.
Th* . Ire Chief, H. Hherwood, having
loth to. dorbirt~the 'umpirelnsisted7
and his decision.was respected'. Shortly afterwards one of the Coleman .players was-told"to follow'the'Creekite.
Tbe spectators suggested "to the" umpire thaVhe watch the game. Fraser
scored' anothqr goal for Coal Creek.
Shortly after McFegan scored another
for. tlie v'isliors, but wa sruled off-side.
Again both'spectators and players engaged.* in criticism of tho .umpire, but
of course the*' umpire decisionvhad,tb
remain, and tho jamo.ended In a win
for tho Creekites'oy 3 to nil.
, On Monday tho Liberal party "held
annealing In tho Council Chamber to
select "it commltteo to attend Maeleod
ori Friday, when it wns unanimously
agreed that flvo of our cltlzons at-
tond, they having particular views to
place;beforo tho conference! and woro
also prepared ,to support nny reasonable proposal.
T.' Muir has gone on a short trip to
Calgary.  '■      '   •„, -  '*
Mrs. J. Hadfiold, nccompnnled by
ber son and daughter, has gono to Nolson for a few days.
■ Rov. Mr. Fordam.-from Saskatchewan, and previously of Hartlepool, Durham, England, has takon up the duties
of minister at St. Albans Churoh, also
tho mission at Frank and Dlalrmoro.
Oh Friday evening a grand bnll was
held in support of tho hospital, thero
being tho,largest nttondnnco evor
known, and. a hnndsomo balanco.wns
loft on hand whloh ts noed to help on
this good work.
Mr W. II, Murr, of the Colomnn
Hotel, paid a visit to Fornio on Thurs*
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' -Mrs. Kent, of Fernie, was hero visit-
.i_Pg._ier_la.ngh I pr_ f_*_r-j.n_ f nm_ javc_a;ij.
returned' home oh Monday "evening.
: Dr. Dickson, of Spokane," is al Crows
Nest on a business trip. '
Notices .are out. for sealed tenders
for -the clearing of. the right of way
for -, the Crow's . Nest and Northern
Railway. Crow's.Nest will, be something yet. .7     .. '
Rev. Hamilb' conducted service at
Crow's Nest last Sunday. Deacon
Dave Ecliersley. took up the collection,
which amounted to a. fair sum for
Crows Nest.
,'A large consignment of'lumber has
arrived for the addition to the C. P. R.
bonrding house.' Work will start in
the course of a few weoks'.
Tho Crows -Nest 'Orchestra visited
Corbin last Thursday and Friday, playing for. two dnnces, assisted by. J.
McOrow, of Corbin. Thoy reported
having' a good time nnd Intend visiting, Corbin in the near futuro, ,.*•
During tho orchestra's visit al Corbin thoy wero 'entertained by a gentle-
mnn frlond to dinner, tlio bill of fare
nt McDonald Hoiel ls very good, but
tho dno served nt this pnrtlculnr' plnco
was a top notohor, consisting of a
12 lb, porterhouse steak (P. Burns*
1st quality), new potatoes, green peaB,
tomatoes, cucumbor, groon onions and.
olhor things too numorous to mention,
Wo hopo to have another food when
we como again,
Messrs. Orr, Parkos, and Dr. Porter
stopped off at Crow's Nost on Tuesday
ovoning nnd woro entortalnod by tho
Crows Nost Orchostra. Tho orchestra
Intends visiting Coloman In tho near
A short tlmo ago Andy added a por-
- / J  " DUST   FROM   RIVER
Miner, in ■ Boat with' Fruits of Year's
Work   Capsizes-^-Dredges   for
■. His Treasure
/ FAIRBANKS, Alaska, August 7. —
Ed. Hearn,'miner, is staying over for
a day to celebrate ih a quiet way. his
recovery _'of'the,'results of-his .year's
labor in the shape of a poke of gold
dust valued, at between $8,000 and $10,-
000, which he'thought that he had lost
irretrievably; ''''.,, ,        ■,
With Ed.Jorgenson, Hearn" has been
mining,on Nos. 13 ancl 1*4, below discovery of Tenderfoot Creek, on the upper Tanana'.     • .■*' *      ■ ■     ■
Finishing the clean-up ne started to
town, with the.diist,'but while drifting
down 'the Tanana "river the swift' wat-
ersTof'"tEe^stream/aTa point■ about
fourteen miles above town, capsized
hisrboat,^the'gold,,going to the bottom.  •'-.  ' 7    ■*"'' ; ' , *
•Hearn ' came" , on ' into Fairbanks,
where he, had" a drag manufactured at
a local blacksmith shop, and that night
i^ company "with some frionds, went
up river- to grapple for tho' lost gold,
Fortunately, the, wator-was relatively
shallow where the poke wont down,
and the party returned in the morning
tired' but triumphant.'
All  Star Aggregation    Defeated
■Visitors In Heat Yesterday
TORONTO, Aug. 7.-The*'famous
Corinthians were defeated this nftor*
noon at'Rosedale by n picked team
from - Toronto and district, tho scoro
being'3 to 1.' The exceptionally hot
wenthor affected the visitors, while
several of their plnyors, notably Bach,
.their, star forward, wore out of condition., Tlie Corinthians havo beon woll
received horo, having boen glvon an
offlcal grootlng by tho mayor and aid*
ornmont and entertained by prominent
persons, whilo thoy havo proven vory
popular with'tho crowds. „ Thoy aro
well ploasod with' their experiences In
thp east'and nro looking forward with
intoroBt to thoir visit to tho wost.
It'has boon BUggoBtod that on tho
return of tlio Corinthians from tho
const nrrnngoments bo mado to got
a toam" picked from nloiTg tho Crow
nnd an oxhlhltlbn game at
' LONDON. ■ Aug. '9.—Jamieson Lee
Finney, the American, actor, is believed 'to- have.perished' to-iiigh.t in a fire
which destroyed a portion -of the Carlton Hotel, where he was a guest. He
has'.not been seen-since the fire and
a roll call, of the hotel staff "shows
that none of its members are missing.
....    ■        Body Found,
After the flames'had been quenched
^a charred body was found on the top,
floor. It is believed to be that of the
American actor, Finney. Tlio Carlton
is one of London's most fashionable
resorts and about 200 persons were
stopping .at the .hotel when the fire
broke out, and while all had narrow
escapes none,** except possibly Finney,
suffered any injury.
, Tons of Water
The fire burned for two and a half
hours, but was confined "mainly to that
end of. the hotel"adjourned His Majesty's theatre' and the fifth and sixth
floors' were gutted. ' Part of the roof
also was destroyed. .Only the,hardest
work by ,the firemen saved the hotel
ana theatre.'- Lines of, hose were
hauled lip .the stairways and i.on3 of
water, pbured into the rooms. The
damage from watei; is greater than
that by fire.*', Most of tho-interior'of'
the1 building* was* thoroughly soaked.
TJhe manager says the hotel will ie-
sume business immediately. The alaim
war. sounded at 7. o'clock while most of
the guests were 'dressing for dinner,
The blaze' started in the elevator
shaft from the fusing" of an "electric
■wire and roared so threateningly that
.the people poured out into the streets
leaving all their baggage. ' Mm m
ihfir underclothes with overcoats- over
them, ■wcrnen-'half dressed, their hair
hanging down their backs, fled from
the. building. '.The firemen - arrived
quickly and ran up their ladders and
rescued a' number bf servants who
from the upper .windows were shrieking, to-.'the^ excited crowd below,for
help. -They, also carried but two invalid guests. - The general .alarm sent
but .was '.'tho ."Carlton  Hotel is weil
.ftH pT_*f_ *_n_r1_ J i V>__-_____._ni._n__:r_ii.*«*„,_. 1 _ i. 1 •	
7o_"r7"""~*" , ^-«-«* •5?-o«i/i*fuo,cii~iu-utJ-_u~
danger."/* This brought/'great force
'of'-apparatus from all ."the stations
within,a" radius of three miles. The
upper floor, "where most of'tho damage, by. fire-was done, was given over
mostly to servants' quarters. Comparatively few of tlie guests lost their
baggage"; The" salvage corps'.removed trunks and .bags,,and piled thom
in, the streets. Thousands of persons on. foot and In motor cars filled
tho adjoining streets niul .watched tho
firo. * The ,1-Taymarkot, across,- tho
street from the hotol was compelled
to cancel Its' performance on nccount
of tho fire. ' His .Majesty's Theatre
Is' closed,   ,
Cigap Store
Cutting  Has Commenced In  isolated
Districts—Crop   Rumors, Are
Confllctlng—Haresters Arrive
WINNIPEG, Aug D-Lack of warmth
and roal steady sunshine Is responsible
for many late reports to tho offoct
thnt harvesting Is gonornl throughout
tho wost. Cutting haB commem-ed
with a vonegoanco In many districts
but speculation still varios aB to' tno
probablo avorago ylold ovon whoro
outtlng will not commonco for throo
woeks or possibly a month but tho concensus of opinion Is tliat tho harvost
will bo in full swing within a fortnight.
Humors,and donlals of damago to
crops contlnuo to flood tho olty, but
all aro equally lacking in authenticity,
iVnother big Installment of oostorn
harvostora aro, oxpoctod within the
next two days.
Days er M9 Numbs. In the Muilcal Comtdy, "THC FLOWER OP THE RANCH," Orand Theatre, Wednesday Night, August lath.
Wholesale and Retail -,
Barber Shop
Bowling Alleys
Billiards and Pool
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Coffee. and , Sandwich
'■■. > „ Counter '
Hazelwood Buttermilk
1 Victoria Avenue
FERNIE, B.C.       Phone 34
W,. H, Murr "-   Prop.
Your Architect
tan give you an idea of what
you have In mind for that new
houso of yours, but ho >.
May Plan a House
that cpsts double what you want.
to oxpond., Wo havo figured out i
To Suit Your Pocket
and glvo you a beautiful'homo
at low figures. You'll savo
monoy buying a houso of ijs.    ,
Insurance , Real Estate
o '   ,
"It will do'you good, and besides it
isn't always you're invited to test a
superior brand like this.',
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' There's no gainsaying but what the
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sold here is a genuine builder up of
the system.   Claret punches or sherry '
cobblers made from wine sold here are,;-
simply irresistabie.   For all kinds of !
wine buy from us,     7 ■ ' *"
, '     Fernie. B.' C.
Printer's Ink
When med on good preisei and
neatly displayed type for your ilalion*
ery^w valuable. We have every
facility for doing the best of job work
and at a minimum prier.
T. W. Davies
i QI NO E R , j!
Asr-tnt   r«rnle   Branch
Pellatt   Ave.
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New Michel
& Blairmore
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.     *,     By. Stephen L,
.Since about the lst of January this
legend has appeared on all letterheads,
"circulars of,instruction to officers at
the mines,.blank forms to be filled out
at'the mines, and generally on all sta-
, tionery of the H. C.' Frick Coke Co.
Up to the present time it has been
mostly added in red ink with'd .ubber
stamp, but* whenever a new supply bf
stationery* is needed the words are
printed in red conspicuously as a part
of the form. Y '' '    '
For some years this company has
conducted, under the able   leadership
and constant insistence of Mr, Thomas
•Lynch, president of the company,  a
■ strenuous campaign to make* the mining
. of coal and other work about their properties as safe as possible.   nFour men
, were sent abroad to study; what had
been dont in Europe and to, get all
' assistance   possible' from    countries
which had been reported to have small
numbers of accidents.    The campaign
is still in the course of development,
but* a very* great deal has been already accomplished, and many improve
'   ments of the most vital importance
,   have already been-made.     We can,
therefore, describe now only the pre-
- sent state'of development of a depart-
ment .hat is showing the rapid'growth
of a healthy infant, but tbere is now'
so much to write about, and the subject of safety in the mine is of such
great'importance that it cannot receive
too much attention from mining men
■ and others who can assist.
The  keynote .of  all  this  work   is
'■' prevention0 of accidents."    The means
employed are .firstly "educational and
' secondly  a  number  of  actual safety
appliances and methods of work.
Safety First demanded above all a
'    campaign of mutual education.    "First
,   we "-had to educate the steel corporation. ,to the necessity of such work,
then they had to educate us how to
carry on the work, and now we have to
* educate our foremen and bosses and
miners to' carry out the regulations
made and how to use the,safety appliances provided," as one superintendent
■ put the case—mutual education — a
, co-operative system among the leaders.
That the company has been thoroughly convinced of the great need' is prov-
* en by the money it has spent and is
spending to make,its mines, and miu-
* _  Ing and surface works safe places to
'■—labor .-^-Arlive -interest-and-even-keen
rivalry exists among' the 'superintendents and others at the different mines
i- ->,- ,      *• * -        *-*   > -
>- job,' Is first,confronted with the sign vide cans in all these buildup 'or
In big letters:- " storing oils, oily'waste, grease,' etc.
"To men seeking' employment: Un- The ues of open lights in any, of these
less you are willing to be careful to buildings, either under or above ground
avoid injury to yourself' and fellow is strictly prohibited. "Hay and straw
workmen do not ask for employment, must be taken into the mines in bales
We do,not want careless men in our --.not loose. *
employ.' ■    ■      -.      I    11.'-'Air.'electric   wiring,   whether
(used for lighting or power, must'be
The sign, "Safety First," printed in
"in furthering the movement for safety
flnt. , , ,,
' , It. took a good while to convince
these men.that the company was really
In earnest, and that the movement was
something more than a spasmodic interest, or a temporary spurt for appearances only; but, as one device after
another^was lntroduccl for safety, and
•appropriations were made again and
again for this purpose, the foremen and
superintendents have not only boen
, convinced of tho good Intentions of the
management but have become very
., zealous assistants in'the same cause
themselves. ■ Theso men are studying
the problem ' both in their
everyday work from the practical sldo
and also to make; it more effective
from tho theoretical side as well.
Evening meetings and periodical
conferences for study and discussion
of mlno nnd safety problems aro so
numerous for man yof thom. that oho
ls reminded of the engineer who said
that to keep up with tho procession
in electrical engineering he had to
work all day and study all night.
Of great"' valuo ln this educational
scheme aro the signs which'nro posted
everywhere about tho properties. Tho
miner who is Rooking employment, as
as thoy oxpross lt, "trying to catcheo a
. Are Your Kidneys
Working Properly?
It WUI ?ey Yen Well to Make Sura
There's been a lot of "guesting" about
rheumatism and rheumatic pains generally* but you can be dead sure that little
paia across your back came from de*
creased kidney action,
Tlie kidney's duty is to filter the blood
—take out the impurities collected by
the returning blood stream—do It just
like absorbent cotton ln a funnel filters
the Impurities from polluted water.
When the kidneys are not working you
are bound for one of two courses—Diabetes and Hright's Disease or Rheumatism, Lumbago and Sciatica. Tlie former course is usually fatal, nnd the latter
always painful, but you need not have
cither, as they both can be easily prevented,
The very best prescription for alt kidney troubles is Nyal's Stone Root Compound. It il no "patent" medicine,
but a scientific prescription composed
of Stoneroot, Bucbu, Juniper and other
remedies of proved value. More than
tbat, it has been proved by thousands
who hnve hnd pliid re Hrf from 1t_ nr..
There's nothing quite so miserable as
tLc drunahw icuiUs d ski lUutjt.
You are trilling with your own future
when you neglect so simple a precaution,
as s pleasant home treatment with Nyal's
Stone Root Compound when results are
ao certain. " *
Tt mnntVittf blitd** f-K^tat'^**', riv*j
you (tit and coml'ort at night, and makes
life one* more enjoyable.
The kidneys, liver and bladder are all
dependent upon one another, and Nyal's
Stone Root Compound u particularly
designed to help tnem ill. ■■
For Bale In Pernie and Ouaranteod by
five languages, is hung or to be hung
in the superintendent's - office, shop,
boiler room, inside and outside engine
room, power buildings, mine pump,
rooms, and all othor machinery" rooms,
at the mine entrance — whether'slope
or slope—at the shaft bottom, and
everywhere around-.the plant where,
they will intrude themselves on the attention of the employes aiid the public. In addition a "Safety First." illuminated sign is to be hung at each
mine at a point where it will prove
most conspicuous to mon entering or
leaving,the mine, probably in the man-
way. 'The sign will be double glass,
showing the legend iii two directions;
it .will be illuminated by electricity.
It is also desired to place an additional illuminated sign on the surface near
the entrance to the mine.
The rules and regulations of the
.company, printed in five to seven languages and comprising 28 articles, are
conspicuously posted/at all the mines
in several places, and 'no one can be,
igno'rant thereof who is employed at
these mines. They are posted at such
places as the lamp house, and .he waiting rooms, at top and bottom of shafts,
etc., where they are not only conspicuous, but the men'also have the>best
opportunity in the .ordinary course of
events to peruse tjiem. These are
given herewith in full: *        .  .
Rules and Regulations of the H. C.
Frick Coke Co
1.- Strict compliance with the Min-
ing'Law of the State of Pennsylvania
shall-be'the first duty of each and
every employe, .at all times and under
all circumstances; and SAFETY must
be the first consideration of superintendents, mine foremen and all others
exercising authority or charged'with
the direction of operations ,in "every
department;' quality of product second;
and, cost' of production third.'
2. Mines generating explosive gas
must-have, at the intake, not less than
500 cubic feet of air per* minute 'per
person employed in .he'mine, and so
.      L* * ' ,
ent volume in circulation In and around
working places-to give not less than
300 cubic feet per minute, per person
employed in each "split." No mine
shall, have less than 300 .cubic feet
of air per minute, per person employed
at the intake, with sufficient volume
in and around working places to give,
at least, lift cubic feet per minute, per
person employed in each "split."
3/ Dangerous, accumulations of explosive gas must not be permitted in
gobs or other parts of the mines; if
the same cannot be removed1 with the
air current, release' it by means of
bore holes from the surface.
4. In all mines where blasting of
coal ls permitted, all shot firing must
be done with the consent, in tho presence and undor tho supervision of
tho mine foreman, fire boss, or othor
porson designated by* the mine foreman to supervise thojilastlng, or somo
othor person designated by tho mino
foreman, must ■ visit all-the placos
whoro Bhots havo boon flrod as soon'
as practicable after shots have boon
fired, to seo that tho roof Is safo and
that thero ls no flro or other dangor,
5, Provide and maintain a system.of
plpos, and a supply of wator with sufficient head, and all othor, nocossary
appllnncos, to thoroughly dampen tho
floor, sides, and roo)., of all places,
In dry mlnos, whero dust is a menace
to safety; havo the wator-hoad sufficiently strong to wa'sh tho dust from tho
roof and sides of those plncos, lt need
bo, to mako them safe, and havo regular stated Intervals for such watering
or washing.
0, Employ steady, reliable sober
mon only,, In tho capacity of mlno foremen, flro bosB, master mechanic, hoisting onginoor, bollor nnd fan tondors,
nnd stablo boss; nnd tho uso of intoxicating liquors by any employe
whilo on duty Is absolutely forblddon.
,7.. Alrslinfls mus't bo kopt opon
nnd froo, at all times, from Ico or othor
obstructions, and superintendents shnll
personally oxamlno ,tho air-shafts and
■itnlrways thoroln, and travol either
up or down samo at lonst once ln oach
two weeks; ho shall also boo that tho
cages and safety catches nro tested nt
least onco ln each two weeks, and
thnt tho hoisting ropes on cngos used
for lowering and lioUUng mon In nnd
out of the mlnos are talcon oft as soon,
ns thoy show any dofoot or weakness.
.carefully installed in the most approved manner, and thoroughly examined
by some competent person at least
twice a year.
12. A system of checking men in
and out must be „ maintained at all
mines, which will show how many men
and who are ln the mines at all times.
13. Fire hose of ample size 'and
length must ,b*3 maintained «near th'e
mine building, or some other"°conven-
ient place, at each plant; a sufficient
number of ' ladders of proper., length
must be kept' on the dwellings; barrels filled with w*ater and salt, and
fire "buckets must be maintained 'on
trestles, in tipples," engine and- boiler
nouses, and other buildings where fire
is likely to occur—all for use,in, case
of fire only.     -        '*■"*
14.s The use-, of safety lamps^ and
open lights must not be permitted *in
•the same* mine, except only upon* the
joint recommendation, in- writing, of
'the mine foreman-; and the company's
mine inspectors. Lights must be carried on tbe front and rear ' of all
trains of cars*,"or trips" (including
trips on slopes) controlled by motors,
steam engines,' or other mechanical
means. ',      7' ■> '      '
15. Finger boards must be maintained in all mines which will plainly indicate- to 'persons employed therein
the.way out of the mine.
,.(16. Each* and every mine must, be
visited' and thoroughly inspected, by
the company's mine inspector at least
o_ce*_n every sixty (60) days, who
shall report condition of same, in writing to the general superintendent. ,
*- 17.v The superintendent, mine foreman" fire boss, yard boss,*-master mechanic, hoisting engineer, stable boss,
boss driver, boss roadman, and such
v r       ' t
other employes at each plant as * the
superintenedent or mine, foreman may
designate',- shall meet at least once
every.week, at the time and place designated by the superintendent, to exchange-* views', discuss the mine conditions and operations generally, and es*
same, when' hired, as well; as to_ the
printed special and general rules fiir-.
nished by the 'State Mine Inspectors.
28. it; shall fie the duty of all ^employes to. report-ainy violation of■,'the
mining, laws, or of these rules, to, the
superintendent pf the, plant where the
offense is committed,-and it shall'be
the duty of "the superintendent to*.immediately ■ report"'any violation of the
mining laws,'which may come to.his
pbtlce, to the State Mine Inspector of
the district and'to-the general supe.
intendent; also, 'to* report any violation
of these rules', to *<the ..general superintendent. * 7'- *' .'" 7_-' ' >, •
7    7 ' ■       l W. H. CLINGERMA.N,
-■'   ' t;, General Superintendent
Approved. ' ,'THOS_ LYNCH,' President
Employes working around, Engines
Moving or ' Revolving . Machinery
Shafting.. Et.,, are Warned • of the
DANGER   r      \ - "" '
And- are Prohibited1 from W.earing
Torn Clothing, Loose or Unbotton-
ed Jackets,  Blouses, Shirts)-Long
J)leekt!es  and   Loose  Sleeves.   Airways. Wear   the  Over-all   Jackets
Tucked in the*Trousers or Under
the Over-all Bib."   Never
Examine    Your- Clothing    Before
Commencing   Work     _,
H. C. F. <S. Co.
Fig.  .1
-' The signs? Fig 1, here reproduced in
minature, warning employes of che dun
gers 'of*>'tbrri,_ clothing 'is- one which
might'well be 'posted,in ail' machine
shops and places where rapidly moving',.in use.' '   - '*'  .
In .addition/a7small sign,is used,
directing that'all "machines considered
dangerous to oil or*• wipe while running should be'stopped to oil, wipe'or
repair.-'--The'former' sign is
posted in allrpbwer)bulldings. such_as
compressor, or "electric stations, not
less, than two'1 signs, one at each end
of the room."' **; The signs are • to be
placed.also1 inKany additional places
which seem to' require them. ■, The
latter "sign is,to be' applied most conspicuously to-..all. machinery .such as
hoisting' engines and- haulage engine
(each* side)7to''electric generators, to
high-speed steam engines, to,electric*
motors,* to' electric" pumps, etc..
'< It is not considered necessary to apply • them ■ to slow-moving, machinery
as' direct^acting .steam or airdriven
pumps.---7'7',,{y -   (,     ..yy
These", two signs are made of'sheet
metal with* white letters on a background of blue* enamel.
. These guide signs are placed ata'sufr
ficlent -number of .points, «ndetgrou^d
so that even a stranger ^ th-v^ines
could probably'find "his .vay o\jt'with,
no-great' difficulty. 7"Besides t^Ia- j^.
tlculaf sign, dangerous]'worki^ga--.-e
so marked to avoid rmen-rgoi^gj^
such- dangerous places ,,'**innec4Ss^Iy
.The* danger signs are, white le^,^ 'OJ"
a . red background"; ,7'the; di-^ctlonai
signs white letters o*a7 a.*. blac^-back.'
ground.'- ,   _,7,,.-v r yy 77"v '
.But signs don't do much Bbo^-^e^
they are read, understood, keetisafand
obeyed.*    To. ■make^them^r^^*'^^
are put'up in many,'prbminen^s*,!^co'>a'
for understanding, they are;tr^nslate^
into from four to six European i^^l
ages, according to the"natioq[a}lt^:-of
the workers,. who do -,not* "Versthey
too- much"; Eriglish,  , As to*;,attend.
ing to these instructions, a*0-a7ol)edj,
ence ori, the 'part' of thevmen^ -uja^. jg
where'the difficulty comes,in\7^„*..';
,- "Many, a .man', will take! ch^nc^ *of*
danger„to save himself a'litt\e _'ncon.
venience if he thinks the. danger" sirjau''
or he may even take Haml<_t*s yj^'
'There's' such divinity doth  neQge "a
king'" ^ You'can post a l&rg-Vgigi- on
the main haulage way„that i\0 one ig
allowed to walk there,' and In. spjte of
the notice men—and especially those
who ought to, know better—tym often
walk that way if they caii thereby
save a longei* walk,    -""'-,-,
- If such a man is .killed in that kind
of place, whom 'can you punisn-**.   jje
had a right to go by the..m^way-'and
was ,'on the -haulageway agat^g).. gtrict
orders'_ Every breach' of' -aiscipiine
must' be' ■ punished'* hy*,ja^pr'opria^e.
means if this "kind of .thing., jg-1(). ^
ended ,.' This ''main who will.110t ^'ey
DR. WRIGLESWORTH,  D. D.--.8.. ,
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B. C.
< Office Henderson Block, Fernie B.C.
\ -* Hours 9,to i; 2,to 5;' 6rto*8.   ,,",
7 -'Residence, 21 Viotoria Ave. *
W. R. Ross K. C.'
W. S. Lane
Barristers and'.Solicitors' *'
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L. P. Eckstein
D. E. McTaggart
Cox Street
Fernie B. C.
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"Manufacturers of and Deal-
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ajid Dressed lumber
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Send us your orders
F. C. Lawe Alex. I. Fisher
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--'',*',   .:   '-ATTORNEYS" 7.
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"Fernie, B,
the regulations of the coal
mines is
just as much a menace - to t^e j}ves 0j
those''in'-'the mines^'as wou\^ be'the
railroad*, locomotive engineei-- wll0 ^js,
obeyed'his orders;- '   \ - .     "
. -I. is'not'ordinarily the ignorant immigrant fresh from steerage ^0 takes
these risks^he is warned by ^e signg
in * his' native "language, and -by' older
compatriots, and he obeys-^ne lg too
much afraid, not to, obey ^jj. • Ly_.Ch
statesthat in "his own exp-_^ence he
has tnot known^ of any, casna]ties io
such men who have been l^g *tban.'2
years-in the" mines ' It5is men w^
know of the .dangers, hut-think—and
have not, made sure—they 'hkve provided for them,' and who oftBn g0 jnt0
places to which their';"duti^g' do -^
call them; '66-per cent "of a,u tbe fatalities last' year were to 'intelligent
men yho had 'had long exj)erjenc0
Perhaps,the most import^titem Jn
securing .obedience to the ruies ,aU(j
regulations is having the .uperi^ten-
:dents and foremen personaijy an,j. vit-
"ally \ interested. _ And iri,. this •. safetv
work MrALynoh, the moving" g^^f!t ^j.
tection of the' lives, and health of the
employes, and the care'and safety of
the .property.  -
18'. -Mines in which safety 'lamps
are used must be thoroughly .examined
by fire boss or other competent person
on Sundays,,holidays, and lay-off days,
and all* mines which have been idle for
two or more consecutive days must
be thoroughly examined by some competent person the day,before opera-'
tIonst»are resumed.        " *   < '
19. No one will be permitted to interfere 'with the religious or political
opinions of the workmen, and no superintendent) foreman, boss, or clerk
will be allowed to solicit money, or
make collections from the workmen
for any church, society, or Association. ' y ■
20. Any employe wishing tb bo absent from duty-must, boforo going,
apply to and receive permission from
his Immediate superior. , , '•   '
21.   Superintendents  and  foremen
shall see that tho "turns" are.falrly
7 '9,000'lbs.  ON   THIS  CAGE
15,000" lbs.'ON JHE FREE ROPE
7   ,       *% Rooe*
Fjg. 2   '•
distributed among the workmen or*.
contract or ploco work, and- that" n"o
moro men are omployod than aro absolutely necessary to perform tho required amount of work woll and at tho
propor tlmo. ,  •-.
22. All employes are *roqueBtod to
oxerclso care and economy ln tho,uso
of materials and supplies, and any
employe who through carelessness" or
malice waBtos materials or-destroys
tho proporty of this company, or Is
found stealing or carrying away, tho
proporty of this compnny, will bo discharged,
23. Any workman- offering monoy,
liquor, or valuables of, any kind to a
foreman,1 boss, or clork will bo subject
to dlschargo, and nny foreman. bosB,
or clork accepting monoy, liquor or
vnlunblo sot nny kind from workmen
will bo summarily dismissed,
24. Superltnendonta must pay strict
nltontlon to the righto and privileges
of all employes; hoar and glvo prompt
attention to any reasonable complaint
or claim for redress mado by any employe, and not allow any dlfl-^rlmlna-
tion on account of nationality or creed.
2H)i Every snlarlod employe ot this
compnny Is expected to dovoto his ei_
llro services to tho work and Intorosts
ot his omployor, nml while no restriction ls sought to ho placed upon om-
The sign shown ln Fig. 2 is placed
as a _ramed placard under glass on
the head frame at the ground landing,
as instruction to >'the- operatives for
any weights that may have to be
handled. This would apply to mnchlnory parts, pumps, compressors, etc.,
or other unusual loa_s which are handled Into the mine.. There are many
places where this idea might woll bo
copied, for instance, as the cranes In
Industrial works.-
' A number of other 'signs will bo
montlonod In connection' with' appliances to which' thoy especially refer.
It may bo well to add here perhaps
a mention of „tho guldo or directional
sign's.     ■'      '**.
1 *.   - *H""  ■   '   "
s^ety7£^"c^rtainly7enlist"^" the active co-operation of. his em]>j0yeg jrom
superintendent down to the actual dingers'-of coal,' the' mule-ski^*^ *' or
even;,we may say,' the' Unemployed
miner who is trying to get employment
■ - The willingness, interest, obedience
and co-operation of the'empi0yeg ^ich
is very,-marked at all- the mines i«
therefore,'even a more •im^o1,tant 'ttt(i
tor ,than the numerous sIg^B an(j ' t_
Ices of rules and regulation re-ulred
tb make,'safety.,the first consideration." ■"'■     ."' ', .*   " -'   '
'The,end sought in all't^g work 1s
prevention of, accidents.' ^e oxyge'n
helmets, the hospitals, tl^ first-aid
training, and all such', are nt bost but a
maltoshlft;'.'They are lacking' tho
door of the stable after tno hors0 ls
stolen; but it-Is rather t\Q COnStruc-
tive making tlio mines s*te| maklng
nccldonts 'impossible towar(js Wbicll
Mr. Lynch, efforts are dli'ected. The
company' ■' has, indeed, .tk^ 'roacuo
training stations, and has spont much
monoy ln training men, It hnB n]B0
hospitals at' the various mjnes ^ut
thoso, tbo all thought of as, of v ' BQ>
condary importance as con\parea t0 tho
provontlon'of a'ccldents.-s.jj|neB nn(1
Justice Wright Bent or
Administering Summary Punishment
•" WASHINGTON—A rumor whicli'apparently will Nnot down;*'is to .tiie 'effect that President Gompers,,Secretary
Morrison ■ and' ■ Vice-President 'J John
Mitchell will be haled.into court short-
j.y by. Justice Wright, of the. Supreme
Bap. Unexcelled
All White Help
in* and
see us once
Prominent Russians
to be Arrested on the
I'       ■ -■■■■'■, !| ' '!>' * ,
Advice of the Czar
Court of the District of "Columbia, in
response tq a demand ,made by the in
vestigating committee' that the" defendants were oited'to appear, in court
and show* cause' why they should' not
be. held'* in contempt.;:
Numerous motions were filed by,attorneys  for the  defendants,' all ; of
which- were- overruled, 'and, as a last
move in the case,'a plea 'ol7"no't
guilty" was offered.  ,',The plea was'
taken under - advisement by the court
and an adjournment had, oselnsibly
for ihe purpose of'the prosecution filing an answer'to the plea.-    One-of
the motions .made by. the defendants
was that the prosecuting committee
be discharged on account of bias and
District Attorney Wilson; substituted
therefor.,   Justice Wright disposed of
this motion by ■ the ■ addition of the
District Attorney   to ' the* committee,
and lie has accepted tho commission
as an Individual,    It has been stated
in the public. press that the defendants aro to bo.brought,Into court
shortly, nnd that tlie ■ committee ._n
charge of the prosecution'will ask'summary-Judgment, or'that a motion will
be made to strike out the plea of
"not' guilty,"' aiid roqulro nn answer
under oath.     Thoro Is no disguising
tho fnct that' Justice Wright seems
particularly bent on punishing thoso
men by Imprisonment or heavy pono.
ty,     Evory movement mado on tho
bench,' tlio disposition of evory motion and* tho court's gonornl' attltudo
speaks plainly of  his apparent Intent, '
, Prosldont Qompors stdtod at tho
tlmo that tho comraltttoo wob appoint*
od,* In answer to a quostion: ''It appears at this tlmo that tbo court ls
llkoly to go all tiio way,"
The Hotel of Fernie
Fernie's Leading Commercial
-  and Tourist House    •   ■*
1   *!
Lizard Local General Teamsters No.
'   141. '"Meets overy Friday night at
8 p. ni.'-Miners', Union-Hall. W,
t A Worthlngton, ■ President;  13.  J.',
Good, Socrotary.   „
Bartenders' Local No. 614: Meets 2nd
and 4th Sundays at 2.30 p.m. Secre-
, tary J, A, Gouplll, Waldorf Hotel,
ploycs In tho mattor of making Invost
irum wear or other cause, but in noi'(.eii(»i no buuuiuu ompio>o uiiu'i U'tu
(.JiAv blitll  ivjito* on c.t(_ti»  ihi\uUU'<A'1,-^ri lit t'oiidiiUUii: D.o hUii]).(.'VV
kept lu sorvlco longor thnn 2 years,
even though apparently safo and In
good condition.
8.   Oils or explosives must not bo
tn\>t\7Vt    _u   H.!«   lllllll-:,   ivlii.   liU   ]it__M.u
shall bo allowed to tnko moro than
ono day's 'sii(_ply of oil or oxplosivos
Into tlio mlno-'at ono tlmo,
0, Tho best nnd safest oils that
can bo procured must be used for lliu-
mfnnflnff purposes In'thrt mines anff
mlno buildings above ground; and the
Ixetti nnd nnfent, es*x]onlven tbnt enn
bo procured mit'st be usod for blastlns
In the mines.
10, Engine rooms, pump rooms,
power houses, boiler houses, and stab-
Im, b-.»i In (he mine and above
around, mimt ho well ventilated and
kopt neat and dean at all timet. Pro-
In which nn Investment Is,mndo; nor
will auch cmployo be permitted to Influonco any othor employ© of this company to buy  or In nny way assist In
X.U*i  -tqiibO  X.*   M.S.   i>«ys_v»'*-_tt  U.   *-v.ks*   Lf.t.1-
| 20. It ahall bo tho duty of superintendents, foremen, bosios, nnd clerks
to strictly comply with and rigidly
enforce tho abovo rules.
37. These ruloa are Intended to
supplement, not supplant lh any man-
nor or form, niiy of the reflulrements
or provisions 'of tho mining laws of
tbo stato of Pennsylvania, and'printed
copies of same in the English lanruafo,
fdd other language* used by the workmen, mott be k*pt posted In conspicuous places, at all mines, and ihe attention of all persona must bo called to
WoBtorn Canada will shortly witness Just another struggle for froodom as It wirit through last wlntor
whon the . odoronko •■ trial was on for,
according to a;promlnont mombor nf
tho oxooutlvo of the IlUHBinn Freedom
League In Winnipeg,' another batch cf
requisitions aro on, tliolr way from
nussla calling for tho arrest of sovornl
of Iho most prominent among tho
Russians In Wostorn Canada who took
part In tho revolutionary movomont
several yonrs ngo.      *
Tlio Russian Froodom Longuohas
now, ronchod such ft high etato of cir;
htili'iMllijll liiHt il 1» aw lu _iw auuii   :<,_
ihnl i_j j.*.3(ljjt' jilncc In the higher
circles of tho govornment In rtiuuto,
and accordingly Just aa soon a* the
documents loft St. - Petersburg for
London tho branch of tho socloty in
HusBla who Is odious to
. * ■*. ,*iv l kh   -v _*'ilVnM'U    »* ****
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tied and preparations mado accordingly. The loaguo know quito well that
tho Russian government would
intlHfiod with the turn that tho .odo-
renko' case had takon and quito expected tho movement on tho part of
'lie govornment,
It Is Pcdorenko that they most do-
Mrc, howovor, and In all the rnon*;hs
that havo elapsed since Fodoronko got
his freedom the league has been t1r<v
leialy accumulating*
curing wltnoaso. for another fight,
which will confidently eatabllsh a precedent tlmt any fighter for liberty in
, _, _.        . l ,   tno   PPHoy
of that country cannot 1>* iam bftc](
onco ho hnd gainod this c^,lntryi
Fodoronko has boon o0'mmUnlont0(1
wltli and 0X1)1*08808  lilmn0]f  n8 w\t0
willing to como back ng% ftml „t*   fl
trlnl in order that a proc<jtlont       rn.
ing such  cases may be. oBtabltuhea.
For tho snlw of thoso clt|(,onB wl,0 ft
now In grave danger of nrpo|t 8hou,(1
thoso   rpqiilsltlons   nrriv0   muny   (lf
wliom contributed   Hbor^jy   t0   lho
fund for his, dcf.neo ho ,B w„„     tri
luvvlU be allowed to.waikoutof„,
court room froo,
Ilo 1« now in CnllfovWn ^     L
Is netting along vory woll,   ffho j
hnvo realluod thnt anpthor tr,n-, mUBt
corao soon In Canada,  ai,(l  t]j     nro
now In a vory atrong Position,   both
financially and numerlenij,, „.., ,„,
qiillo able to capo with tll0 ^t£,2
Tho Kvonlng Tologrnm, \vinnip0g,
TOUT .AUTlIim. Ont,, AuB 8 _
Bovoral coal l\oata bitIVm during'tho
UH week delkyed ^AingmgZ
Unlil   thO   WW.MIOlBtl^ iJmnSS
If duty of 53 ?nt* C'toH VacB
coun of the western «trlk0i w<mt |nt0
effocL Tlio reault Is ct_„»A.,t„M „«„
at the local dock. andifX^
dnya In rovortlng to tli« nomal>
Gladstone Local No; 2314 U. M. W. A.
Moots 2nd and 4th Thursday M|nor»
, Union hall,    i), Hoes, So",
Typographical Union No. 555* , Meets
last Saturday in oach month at tho-
Ledger Offlco. A. J, Buckley, See-
Gas Ignition In Pocahontas Conl -Co.'s
Shaft Carries   Death—Search
i mmm---m*m
■ DLUWIELD.'W, Va. — In nn ox-
plosion In tho shaft of tho Standard
Pocnhtontas Coal Company last wook
throo mon are known to have boen killed, and 'nix badly' hurt..' The' injured
minors,-wot. rushed to tho minors' hospital at Welch. , Thoir conditions are
sorlous,'   All 'aro unconscious.
Tho (load are ,: Charlos Fields, John
Hills, W, .1, Arnold, ' Tho injured;
Henry Kllly, probably fatally injured;
William Banister, O. C, Tucker, E
Howard) .lohn .Williams, John Smith
Tho mlno, n mow shaft, Is .located at
Farm, a short distanco Irom Uluetield
It hABboon in oporation only a short
tlmo, biit no conl has boen shipped.
About twonty mon woro ongnged In
blasting * coal a abort distance from
the "shnft when a spark ignltod gas
which ""ivas, rolcancd from a pockot.
Tbo detonation waa folt for,a milo.
Thoso oa tho ourfaco did not bollovo
at first that the explosion occurred
in tho ihaft, and tt ffas not until sovornl .hours later thnt an investigation
revealed the slaughter,
Itesctiors were sent Into tho mine,
and aftor -lonaldorablo difficulty found
tho dond and tho injured.
Local Pernie No. 17 8. P. of C. Meets-
In Miners Union Hall evory Sunday
at 7,45 p.m. Everybody wolcomo. D„
Paton, Socrotary-Troasurer.
Amalgamated Society Carpenters and
Joiners!—Moot in Minors Hall ovory
,nltornato Thursday ut S o'clock. A,
Ward, secretary. P, O. 807,
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Jolnersr—Looal 1220, D, J, Evans,
President; F. II.,Shaw, Socrotary,
boon definitely, iiscerlained how many
woro kyiod or' hurt and a soarch
Is still being mado tor victims,   <* It
Id •Minilj'r'Ht   1ift*nri.vw, thnt nil tlm wten
aro accounted for,
Gordon Oroenwood, globo trotter,,
from Vancouver (Washington) was in
FOrnle this wook on rout, through
Canada, From its oastorn extremity
ho oxpocta to sail for Liverpool and
will then make a tour of Great Britain, Ireland and tho Shetland Islands,
Ho ©xpecta to bo away about H*k
y-u£ki-tt an lio la dolus ull of Iko lund,
Journoy on ahanH'« mane, collecting
local material which will bo offered
to the publio through tho medium of
magatlnoi and finally a wrlto up of
tbe entire trip dealing with topognko
phical,' geographical and aodologtcal
It has not I questions will bo published.
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'"_ -7 -.■'; iTIONAL''"l_)ES..MINURS.   ■ •"
',-,-.** .; -I. Date'et'Or'dre dii Jour'-7',,;."',:
***,■-       , ; ' **  "*..   *- <>*      I-  ' **  ' •"
■ \ Le prochain Congresinternatioal des
- J', mineurs aura lieu cette annee, a Lon-
«*,.-',     , .-*     > •. -     .i
7 \ dres, dans la magnlfique salle de West-
7 ** .minster Palace/Hotel. ■-'.•%-;'"_,"-'
•,-J' ,*' Comme .les-. congres , precedents, .11
7'"", aura uno dure© decinq jours du-lund*.
'\>  *__-samedi 29 juuiet.7*- 7    - , _ , y
- "'; * II' cbinprendra, l'ordre i'du Jour que
. yy iioiis ] indiquons., cl-apres. •", ".        '''■
;. /; 7A]ontons-que la Belgique miniere y
'; sera representee' par de nombreu-i dd-
, - "legugs  cppartenant a nos, diff grants*
basslns houillers.   .Inutile de dire'oue
„    L'Ouvirier-Mlneur'p'ubllerale cbmpte-
'' rendu complet et d-taiHe" des d.bats
"     • qui auront lieu a. ces, importantes ass-
7. ises du travail* mlnler. .    , ,
'•*-   7     ;      Ordre  du  Jour   .
'Le citoyen E(jEdwards, .deputes, pre-
.-'   sident,de la Grande Bretagne, presid-
;oraau congres le premier Jour en at-
v* ,'. tehdant'-jue'les fonctlonnaireset. Ies
y.'. comltSs'du 'congres  sblent elua.' ,
77.,,  '.'.';,   , PRESIDENT .   " ."''    ,
Responses des .ReprSsentants des Dif-
7..'.   ■■     '■ fgrentes ,Nations '
•"■.   Election des Membres'du Bureau 7.
'-•., * 1.' Scrutateurs    pour.' compter '■ les
^ votes,—;2._Nomination .des . v.rlfica-
.,* teurs .des' mandats."—" 3. Comitd' d'at-
;.,•» faires,1 —• 4, Heures-de rassemblemeut
, et ,/d'ajourhem.nt   pour, chaque ,Jour.
1*7—5., President pour..e lendemain: '—
• ,67Vlce-Presidents. *' (On dllra un.vice-
Jpr6sident pour chaque langue.)   ."■ ' ; -
.',.*"'■■ .' '.*. l      '-A-V1?,""- '•' 7 -" •
;" I-  II. est entendii' chaque    nationalite
. y*5rifiera ses pouvoirs respectifs.     En
,  cas de contestation) le comit.'d'affaires
_- se reunira.pour regler" la quesUoni
.   ,   Tout del«5gu.' doit etre oil  mlneur
ou'.fonctiohnaire  d'un syndicat, d'ou-
■ • yriers\ mineurs.,. ■  Pour ,'.vlter- toute
discussion,, les discours seront pronon-
c-s'dans l'ordre sulvant: ^
. .La"parole, sera dorin.e d'abord ,a
* 1'auteur, d'une- proposition et'au'mem-
.. bre qui l'appuiej. chaque orateuf,, de
I chaque - nationality parlera ensuite, a
'• son tour dans'-l'ordre sulvant :*'"-,
7 ;' 'Allemagne,,'. Autriche, .Fran-oe, ^Belgi-
'-' "que'et.Grande Bretagne.^ 'II'est";con-
u"  yenu„que l'auteur'-'d'une. proposition:et
celui qui l'appule parlerbnt chaciih au
;,. _nbm"de leur nationalit*5.'-i ',' J.'J.n'.
t 3a." Ml est' urge-at'd .tablir'un minimum-de salaire .assurant .Texistence
aiix ou*vrier_mineurs. celui-cl sera.fixfi
par les syndicats et* les em'ployeurg.—'
Belgique., .-_:>".-.. ,.;. ,':*• -7- ,, .', 7
' 3b. ."lie congres seprononce .nerKi-
quement'en faveur de, la reglement'a-
tion'destsalaires daris',l'indiistrie mini*-
ere'. movennan,t,r des-, contrats- cbllectits
entre "ouvriers ">t empibyeurs—Allemagne.   -.-.*,   K    y '   •■'77 • '7 *
r.,3c.7Nous sommes d'avis qu'une loi
intervierine 'Wur corisacrer.' le principe
d'uii' aiinimum de salalre_ taux' en
serait fixe entre les '• syndicats ■ ouvriers et les employeurs.—Prance. s
-Lols Rgglementant les Mines .
" 4.1 ■ Ce congres : regrette profond6-
ment que le. nombre 7des , accidents
(mortels,, et •autres/' a la • surface et
dans les mines des divers pay du monde augmente toujours,. et demande des
gouvernements des- diffdrentes nation-
ante's representees .qu'iis' iritrodulsent
immediatement. des lois qui' tendront
a assurer une plus grande sdcuritd aux
ouvriers mineurs.—Grande Bretagne. .
-- Le'Travail des Enfants
5. -L'occupatlon d'ehfants, agds ,de
moins de"14 ,ans,'doit' etre' entierement interdite par la, .loi dans l'indus-
trie miniere. II doit"eh> etre" de memo
de personnes agees de
moins de'16 ans; dans les travaux-sou-
terrains—'Allemagrfe. , 7' '-■*• '
Reglernentation du Travail Dans les
'J'.JJ     '.  ' ;'    Mines." " ! . , •-
''''6;' Le' congres'r.itere la., demande
que;, la' Journee'' de . huit heures,' des-
cente'et remonte comprises',' doit etre
introdulte'.pour tous les,-ouvriers cm-
ploy.s"''dans ,1'industrie' miniere,* soit a
la'siirface, soit" a 1'inldrieur de la mine.
—Autriche.       , ', ',7    ,'
6a.' Une loi ou une convention'dolt
reglementer la journ<_e de travail,a 8
heures par Jour maximum""pour tous
les niineurs.—Belgique.
, 6b. Le congres 'est d'avis .-»que la
Journee de travail doit etrer.duite a 8
heures/ remonte comprises,
pour, tous,les ouvriers employes dans
1'int.rieur. Dans les endroits speciale
ment-humides'6u\chauds la dureVde
la-Journee "de trava'll-.dolt etre de 6
heures au' plus.—Allemagne.
.7,69. -Nous-estimons que.le temps est
venu-de hater la mise en.pratique _.e
la Journee a la sortie,-pour le3 travailleur. de la mine et" de"la"'aurfaceT7a\j-e"
stipulation d'un maximum pour chaque
ouvrier'de*. 48 heures parj.'semaine.-7-
fe—LIMITED-—. . „
Beware of
1.. 4      -..   .    . ^ *,
Sold on.the
Merits of:.
What Some Canadians Say as tb Pro-.
'posed Centennial in Honor,-,
./■of''Peace   --     /*•''•■!■'•■
- ', "  '(-■ ' -ao       , _■•*_.
The anniversary of a great national
achievement, namely peace for a century between ..Canada and the United
States, is proposed for'this Vear,-, Here
is what some'Canadians'say of it:   -"
August 6-11.
amment le' chomage international-1 en
cas de greve gdnerale daris un pays,
les federations "des niineurs' des" pays
voisins limitent.leur production par un
chomage determine.—France.. -     " '
-,Vacances Annuelles
11,\ Le congres ets d'avis'qu'il'y a
lieu d'o'rganiser chaque annee une p6r-.
iode de 15 Jours'de yacances afin d'em-
pecher la formation des. stocks "de charbon, et de permettre" a l'ouvrier de, se
reppser tout'en maintenantlessalaires
a, un taux suffisant pour ,'^vivre con-
venablement.—Belgique. 7- , " '', ">,
. 11a!" Ce'congres est d'avis qu'une
periode de vacances'delo Jours-doit
etre'rintroduite' pour les mineurs,.„''Le
travail dansi les mines est si danger-
eiix et nuislble a la sant. que l'introduc
tion' de telles .vacances doit etre const
r6r6e'comme une n.cessite.—Alleman-
'gne." *        7;    ,   . ■*
,". -,y •'    Objets Divers
- "12:* Le  congres* international    des
mineurs, aura,lieu tous les deux ans.
Eri cas d'incident 'important comprb-
mettant les interets des mineurs, _,le
comit6 international, a le droit de cbri:
voquer un congres extraordinaire.—Allemagne. . ,    .
.•**.   „  THOS. ASHTON,
•7    * J.? ■■" 925, Ashton Old Road,     -
,.'•'.'"       Manchester, Angleterre
Hon. A. G. MacKay '
"If" two nations "can, with ease and
wi,th, advantage to both,*1 live at peace
for the' oiie hundred years next
succeeding the, War of 1812, witli all
its , somewhat exasperating recollec-*
tlons,'' said Hon. A..G. MacKay,, Owen
Sound, "how many century mark's may
they not .pass \yith no other result
than, ever-increasing' .friendship -and
good-will?, The-celebration of a century's peace between theso two great
Anglo-Saxon nations means more iri
prospect than in retrospect. 'Who can
estimate thp momentum of the force
that:would make for the peace of the
whole world if the British' Empire and
the United States of America, two of
the greatest of national world-forces,
were unamblgously to signify their
Joint and- unalterable determination )
accept;, nay, ■ to' enforce, the message
with which.the Prince of Peace Himself has heralded: "On earth peace,
good-will .toward men."",--If two nations
such as Canada and the United States,
^jlajo —mi ui. u r& *
_______      '_■,--_■,_.  ' -__ ■   '•-. V.
J ■ '■
** •      la Bulgarie seront representes aucori-
,    ' , gres';  ils pourront parler sur les dif-
" "' '* ,"f<irerites questions de. l'ordre'du Jour.
'~y\:,. ,,Le secr'.taire g.nerai, le'trgsorier, lea
• ' ..';secretaires;natiOnaux:-'et''_'Ies'autres
'     <membres du coriiit-.'International ser-
y   ',   ,ont noriimds a la derniere ;S_ance, du
Y]  J, congres. "i7_  '*   _-**"7, ,   _*v   . "'7\..
,'    ,     ,11 faut! que chacun des deltSgu.s paye
7   ' ' la'somme de 10 s. (12', fr.50) quand
"'       ' ils demanderit des cartes d'adriilsslon.
*, Pour billets -d'-gntree' et dii
|,r' jour du congres, d^ddresser au secrg-
' talre International.
■■"' ,' ','    THOS/'aSHTON,',
f "     -. ' "'   925, Ashton Old Road,
Manchester, Angleterre.
■'       SUJETS -A   DISCUTER   '
Les Inspecteurs ouvriers:
1. Ix> congres Merit termoment a la
domando que des inspecteurs (do mines
pratiques et pxpdrlmente. sol'ent nom'
-'    ■    m6s, qui seront rdtrlbudB par. l'Etat
.' ot (Slus par Ies ouvriere de leur milieu.
7-Alleraagno.       " if
. la. Afln deprot(5gbr la santiS ot la
vie des mineurs, lo congros reclame'
•  la nomination d'lnspecteurs de mines
', rStrlbuds' par l'Etat ot' dlus par' les
' ouvriers'.--Autriche',*
Nationalisation des Mines
2a., Notis sommoB d'als.quo los gon-
vornembnts ne peuont plus donner dos
..   concessions a doB.partlculiors, quo tous
■   los, charbonnagos dolvont otro ropris
par l'Etat ot mis a fruit au profit do
2a.   Nous sommes d'avis' quo   lo>
mines no polvont pa tfttro conc-id-ios, a
, dos particulars,  L'intdrot g.n-3ral ext
, go qu'bllos solont oxploltdos aii profit
do la colloctlvltd natlonalo,—Franco.
RCglementatlon   des   Conditions   des
3.   Le congroa ostlmo qu'll est du
•dovolr dos mineurs de s'cfforcor a obtenir des ,contrats colloctlfs afln do
rdallsor lo minimum do salairo,-—Au-
trloho. * .
Pensions: ,7 ■'
,7./ Ce congres reclame une loi don:
nant une'pension de retraite suffis-
arite .aux mineurs" devenus invaiides
par des causes generates.ou,par suite
d'accidents! "' Une rente suffisa'nte doit
etre accordde aussi aux families des
mineurs decodes ouv accidentds.—Autriche. - -,        * •    I ;.,!'"""'.  .
7a! A 30 ans d'age et,, 25 ann.eB de
travail nu fond des mines, les ouvriers
mineurs dolvent obtenir au moins une
pension de 600 francs' par annee afln
de leur permettre jle repbs.—Belgique.
7b. Nous sommes'd'avis qu'une pension do retraite de'2 francs par Jour
au moins soit servle aux ouvriers de
la mine apres 25'service*et f>0
ans d'dge, qu'elle soit propbrtlonnelle.
aux annees do travail en,cas d'lnvall-
..    ,        \     Expulsions:"     ',  ,
S., Nous deslrons e?:prlmor n'ttre
Indignation sur les conditions sous les-
quollos les mineurs vivent a present
dans beaucoup de r6/{lons oharbonnltw
es a cause des mlsdrables' malsons
qu'ils dolvent lmbitor, et nous rdcla-
mons'des divers gouvornements d'lntro-
dulrodes lols sur les domiciles qui
rondront impossible l'etat dos choeos
aotuel; de plus nous domandonsunb
loi qui ompechera l'bxpulslon des ouvriers de leurs domeures durant Iob
cpnfllts Industrlols.—Grande .Brotngne.
La Palx Unlvoraelle
0. Co congress oaluo do folo Iob of-
forts falts ri pr.sont pour assuror la
palx unlversello; au nom doB mineurs
do toutes les.nationB reprosentdoB, xl
oxprlmo l'opinion quo tous les dlffdr-
ends entro los nations devront otro
ruSgl-Js par la conciliation oil ..'arbitrage.
•—Grando Bretagne.
R6ale|mentatloii de la Production du
11 I/) congrosB est d'avis qu'll y a
glomontatlon ost ddslrablo, qu'll y a
porteo dos syndicats do mlnoufs ot not
■ — 21* prenibgarjey Je zopet.darova*
lo svoja Jivljenja ria,alta boga profita
Elykesvllle-'-' premogbkopu pri DuboisJ
Pa., ko so' eksplodiraii,', plini 17, t. in.
Sest.Je bilo mestn, a
ostale, Je ' zaduSil smrtonosni plin in
podjeljih (topilnicah ltd.) v bakrenem
List of Locals District 18
+ k •>■_»
* UU'
i   $353
Bankhoad .7 F, Whcatloy, Bankhoad, Alta, ■
Beavbr Crook  p, Gaughtcn, Boavor Crook, via rinch'or
Boilovuo,.,.,' j. Burko, Bollovuo, Frank, AUa.
Blnirmoro ,, B. J, Chase, Blalrmdro, Alta,    ■
BurmlB ',.,',, Jos. Derbyshlro, Burmis, Alta.
, uu-omuuo j, h, Hyalop, Cnrbondalo, Coloman, Alta,
Cm-nut...,...,,,., J. i'oole, iitxtxiUC, AiU,
Cnnmoro  n. n. Tbao huk, Canmore, Alia.
Colomnn w. Graham, Coleman, Alta.
Corbin  it, Jonos, Corbin, D, C.
Chinook Mines . *, Wm, Forsyth, Dlnmond City, Alta.
„;iui,v>dvi Cit> CiiAtitrt ordhn, iJiatnoaa Ciiy, u-mbtulxu.
Fon-Io Thoa, Uphill, Fornio, B, C.
Prank , o, Nicol, Frank, Altn. !>
.Hosmor ",., Wf Balderatono, Hosmer, B. C,
Hlllcrost J, o. Jonea, Hllicroat, AUa.
Lothbrldgo h. Mooro, P. O. Box 113, Lethbridge
Lethbridire ColllcrlMi Thoa. Clnpham. aeo„ via Klpp, Alfn.      "
Wile  W, L, Evans, Lille. Frank, Alta        '
Mnple lyeat  M. fHMny, Maple Lent, Bollomo, Alln.
Michel  m. Burrell, Michel, B. C.
Monarch Mlno.... Horace Woodleld, Taber. Alta.
Patiburg Wm. Cooke, Passburg, Alta.
Royal View Thot. B. Flaher, Iloyal Colilerias, Lethbridge, AUa
Tfibet*  William Runell, Taber, Alttu
Taber  B. B. Valteraon, Taber, Alfa.
okroZJu y Houghton County, Mich., ko'n-
ccm 1,71910.  . . ** ,    yy
— Sfrajk Jelezarsko- stavbinskih
delavecev grozi(V Des Moines, la. On-
dojna Iron &• Bridge Co., 'Je vpeljnla
"odprlb delavinco,'.' ktere pa unijsid
delnvci'recejo' r.riznati.
— ,StvaJk premogarjev v Irwin-
Green.burg okroZju /'(Westmoreland
County, Pa„) kteri 'je trajal nad 16
uieset-ev, Je po vodstvu premoga/ske
urljo uradno razglaSen kon5inlm.'l*re-
niogorji so lzgublli bltko.  "   "      ;,'
— V iztoSni' Oklahoml Strajka^ 450
premogarjev. Konferenca , v svrho
poravnave med fitrajkarjl in premo-
garsklml baronli" na kteri Je bil riavzoC
tudi mednarodnl predsednik premog-
arsko unije John P, White, se Je vsSlla
zadnjo dni v Fort Smith, Ark.
— Strajk kroJaSklh dolavcev' v
Clovelandu se nadaljujo. Mestna vlada
Jo daln kapltalistom pollcljo na' raz-
polago, da zamorejo razganjati In sur-
oyo pretepatl fitrajkarje. Pollci J Bka
protokclja krojafiklh tvrdk stano mosto
odkar'.Jo strajk Se $15,000 all $500
dnevno. Zadnjl torek Jo pollclja pes
in na konjlh divjafiko napadla okrog
tlsoS filrajkarjev, kl so prlredlll 0.
hod v. Btrajkarskom dolu mesta, Poll-
caji na konjlh so zdlrjnll v mnoSICo ?,on
ln doklot ter Jlh podrll na tla; vlhtoll
bI kolco^na desno in lovo in konfino
aretlrall 32 moSkih ln 26 deklet, Kro-
jaskl fitrajk *v Clovelandu traja Xo fiost
todnov in vse krojaSnico pofilvajo.
— NaJznnmenlteJSl Btrnjk, kar' Jlh
jo menda bilo 80 kedaj v Amorlkl, jo
to dni v Voncouvoru, B. C. Tamkaj
namreC sedaj prvifi, odkar dolavcl pom-
nljo, fitrajkajo tudi kltajskl kulljl aku-
pno z domajElml delavci, ' Zafitraj-
kali so stavbnl delavci na vseh novlh
egardbah, Ko so domacl delavci osta-
vlll poBlopja, zngiiall no tudi Kitajcl
orodjo proo rokofi. "Wo no sclnbs; wo
stllko nllo samo as white men!" (Mi
nlsmo Hknbjc.; 6trnJI.aU hoficmo kot
bulk moSJol)
— V Butte, Mont., Jo bila otvorjena
rndnjo srodo lotna'konvonclja Znpad-
no rudarsko zvoze. (Western Fodern-
tion of Miners.) Navzoclh jo 140
delegntov. Lowls A Duncan, socialistic-
nl lupan mestn Butto, jo imol pred
delogatS pozdrnvnl govor,' v klorem jo
dojnl: "Vafin orgnnlzaclja mora bltl vedno bojovltn;     s   prlpognjonlm   ko-
lonnw in 7 rntrirnt'tri\r^i -rr.Vi.vvl
ro no prldobl nobona avnbndn. W*o|tfl
pok_ncl s stlsnjmilml pestml in unhto-
vnjto; dtijl Jaz no poznam avobod-
nega nltl voseloga iivljenja doklor je
moj brat, najslbo bolo, Crno, rjavo all
T*mi»n« "noltl. ▼ suf.nodtl Ml bnCnmn
da bo Clovofikn drulba preuatrojenn
tako, da bo vsak -Jlovek lahko poglcdal
drugomiu JSJovoku v obrar. In- rckel:
"Jni nlsoro ve5 kakor ti In tf nisi nIC
vo. kakor Jaal"—Prolotarec.
witli practically an ungarrisoned and.
non-fortres'sed _ four thousand- mile
frontier,' make the Century mark as
brother nations should, such an event
that, if possible, certain other, nations
may learn and realize the fact'that
public- moneys might be better spent
on that which would, work for.* the.
longevity bf the'people rather than in
costly;'preparations for their* immediate destruction. The time seems
fast* approaching when, by tlie force,
of public opinion the world over, international Differences must be submitted,-not. to the arbitrament of the
sword, but to that of, an unbiased
judicial,.tribunal. When this is ac-.
cepted'as international'law, then,'and
not.till'then, will the nations act as
If they really believed and realized the
undoubted fact that 'War ls Hell.' "
Hon. Richard McBride
"After living peacefully sldo by Bide
for a century," said Hon. Mr. McBride,
Premier of British .Columbia, "it is
inconceivable that' any 'International
question should arise between Canada
and the Unitod States.that cannot be
solved,by peaceful moans. Recalling
the success that has attended the submission to arbitration of important
questions ai>_ctlng both* nations, it
does, not appear with the range of
possibility thnt war Bhould ever again
bo' waged between the Emplro and our
kindred'nation tho United States. Our
countries stand as an example to the
world ot tho highest type of civilization yet attained.  Our ideals, our love
of truo freedom and doslro for tho ad-
vancr-mont of mankind, aro similar and
sur friendly relations so interwoven,
thut wisdom, moderation, and a nema
of our tremendous responsibilities can
1    ^      »>r,.lr,!      |,.>AT.      in     ..J**,*"**!.,      **->,.♦.      rXtttt     ,,t
Wt. .-,.1. , ' * I.        *.,*. .,,,......
tics by peRooful means. W»> Canadians have no wardKo aspirations; wi.
desire to live alongside tlio Uniled
States as Rood neighbors and friends;
and tho proposed celebration of on*
hundred years' penco botweon tho two
countrlos should bd an objoct lesson
Villi inn eAa'.u,>»•**- ^ ibta 'Hi.. .Ci bl _hl|.i'.'
M. T, 0. Holt, executive agent of
the Canadian Northern Railway, lort
Saturday night for Kamloops on railway builnesi. Ho will likely visit
« tiumbeti et the i*»lltr*-f centtTOttlon
Th».« It mor* C-it-trrh tn thlt Wttlofi .f (ho mttitrt
IhM *H olb-r dttritri put -loirlhrr, wid until tin* lilt
Itw run mt* fuppuMd to tw locur»UA For • vrr-nt
mtnr rtnri dotlori pmnouBwd It t liml dii«**»w >nd
nrrtttlbrrl tixnl rrmwIIM. tnr] by mnitiinUy tilimi
ia rur* trlth lo«*l UttimML pranowKwt 11 ttituriUt.
fMMM U. provm C»urrh to tM * tunMitutkinil <H-
*.»*., n-i'l HmniMiM Buiiitri1* mn.iwwni\iil frnitmrnif,
Iliil'i ('4Urm ditt, mwiul-ituti. \iy r. i, 'Mhtt
* Oa„ TotnlA. Otil«, •• lh* wlf Cenniitgilontl rutr on
(hn intrltl. It H Ukm InUmntly bi dimcf Imm lt
rtftrtX in * U««i*lunliit, IV MU iilr«ti» n<» (Im U,***
ana tnuHiui mttttii* dl tlin wirm. itipy »Mn »*■*■>
Xnaitti Mim let (ar «M* It f-UMi u tar*. Mtd
for rlrruliir* *ni irtXlmeMtl*.
Addf-m r. I, CHF.NF.V * 00„ T*U*u. OM*.
one bv nrantou. in.
Tt.t uur* tt.milr t'UI* iMMnttlHtlm.
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^ant-^-the puiblication that reaches
, the  people v-1- the wage-earners*—:"
should appeal to the  discriminate
purchaser of space.
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,   space in  a paper But. its another
point to get adequate returns from
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are the ads that .change, often and
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displayed ad is a source of information .that will not be easily passed
undiscovered. Discover your business with the use of Printers Ink.
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confidence through doing as you
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this you have gone a long way towards being a success.
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you are and advertise your business.
Cf The District Ledger has the
largest circulation in the Pass and
should be your special medium to
tell your weekly story. Just try—
can't tell until you try.
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- Con Whelan was over to Calgary
on business last "week.""•
,    W. R. Ross. Minister of Lands, Is
in th'e-city, and is looking prosperous.
Teams are busy, drawing eartb to be
' used  for   levelling  purposes "lV the
Central School grouns." ■■
- 1
*. *•**.
. Tom Biggs, who has been in Vancouver and other coast, points for several
months, blew back last week. 7      '
', Mrs, C. J.Digby and daughter' (Mrs,
Armstrong) are guests during the week
, at Hosmer, with Mr and Mrs. A,
Mathison. ■-       ■•**
Mr, (Rev.) D. M. Thomson and
children arrived from West Robson, B.
C, and-have taken up'residence'in
Howland Avenue. * -   7
Leonard Dudley, of the clerical staff
-of the C. P. R. Coal Co., left on Monday last for California in the hope Of
fully regaining his health.
Mr and Mrs J. W. Robertson and two
boys, Clifford and Basil, left on Fii-
day for Nelson, where .they will enjoy
the breeze of kootenay Lake,for a few
Capt. L. P. Taylor, who has been
stationed at Cranbrook for a I'ttle over
a year,' has been transferred to Fernie
and will take"' charge of the Salvation
Army corps here. '■,*
, The Club Dances have started ior
the season in Braces' Hall, the.initial
ball being, on Thursday night.. Ramsay's orchestra furnished the music.
A nice crowd was on hand.
The party that turned in the false
alarm last Friday made a quick getaway. Just keep on keeping on old chap,
you'll get yours in due time and it
will be,in third degree style..,
Bert Whimster" arrived home' Monday last*from Hector, B. C, after two
weeks outing with the Alpine Club.
Bert reports an' excellent time aud
says he can uncover several new stunts
' in  mountain  climbing.
".Three more.weeks and those dear
old school days-again—Wonder what
mother thinks?"
Trites Wood are advertising, some
good snaps "in'1 "their grocery department this week.'    '■   "■ ■'        •    ,   ,
Several new palatial residences are
spoken of—in the near future. How
near we won't-venture to guess.
Mr. Stewart, manager of Trites Wood
Co. here has purchased the residence
of Mr.'-J. R. Roaf/ which he will occupy iu about two weeks.
The annual picnic. of the Baptist
Sunday School will take place next
'Wednesday, weather permitting, in' the
Park to the south of the city./Route
via Pine,stump track. /
In one'of the best ball games ever
seen in Cranbrook, Taber ball tossers
played in a most sensational manner,
ori Thursday, finally .losing out 5 to
6. They play again Friday and to-day
The-Toronto News'says: "Summer
tramps oh outskirts—Robbing clothes
lines their favorite occupation." Doubtless the police will see that the culprits when caught be treated to' the
latest style of "hobble bracelet attachment." ' o
Some guy, whose, imagination-suddenly expanded from **,an over * indulgence in iced tea occupied 'the gaze
of about two "thousand rubber necks
Thursdayt evening in, Victoria Avenue.
He was accommodated for the night
in the city hotel.
"Don't Treat   Me" Like"a   Baby,"   is
. Josephijciary-* Protest on Reach-"
".,*.    -j "' ing.Surface , *7. *.,*
, Word was received on Friday that
the well known ■ express agent John
P. Lowe was the happy father of- a
10 lb. son. The auspicious event took
place at Detroit, Mich., where Mrs.
Lowe is visiting. , "Mother and babe
are doi.-g well Hip! Hip! Hoo*-ay,
Jack! ' - '
"If they had been under'the influence
of Socialism they would have grabbed
the entire City Treasury," thus "says
our co-tem. Possibly! But we fear
that even our co-tem. would have
great difficulty in finding anything
in-' the city treasury worth grabbing at
present. If they can then' surely will
they".earn the undying gratitude of
all,citizens—yes,' and even.Socialists.
Chas. Morris, who has been with the
Trites Wood Co. for some .time, is
leaving at the end of the present month
and will enter into business for himself at Taber, Alta. His geniality and
good business ability will be a large
step In the direction of success, and
his many friends here know ho will
make good. His mother, recently out
from England, will accompany him, together with his sister,* Miss Dorie and
brother Jack.
Mr Mike Purcell." who has beeii -,n
District JS-representing the Ia'.enm-
tional f i*£ionization since the latt3r part
of May .sbves for Montana toda*"* (Friday) in order to attend the District
Convention an dState Federation of
Labor, the former taking place on the
16th at Missoula, and tlie latter at the
same'place on the 21st inst.
WINNIPEG, Aug. 9.—The ^Canadian
Northern Express company"has with
drawn its appeal and paid the $10,000
fine imposed by Judge  Mathers  for
rOntl-Ymt-^* TMa    '   r,r,~r.     .„..-....        __...      *_■_!
..*, _.--.. ^— _ _.»».—vmm _—w-aOo.-*-urn,—ur
the last provincial elections' wrien the
returning officer refused to consider
a nomination and declared'Minister
Howden re-elected by acclamation. The
officer filed his report and an injunction was secured restraining the express company from delivering it. The
company delivered the papers in spite
of this and accordingly woro found
guilty of contempt of court.,
;;jOPLIN,;Mo..'-Aug. 7—Joseph Clary
twenty-three'years old ,son of a pioneer mine operator, was rescued at eight
o'clock .this .norning from the -White
Oak njine, east'of Joplin, in„which.;he
had been entombed seventy-two hours
by caving earth7 ■ The fall of earth
choked the mine Sunday morning after
Clary and two,companions had entered.* Clary's fellow workers escaped./
, As Clary, was tenderly hoisted from
the hastily driven rescue shaft his first
remark was :: "Oh, don't treat me
like  a baby, **> I'm" all^ right."
When the'workers at the top of the
shaft saw the workers below lift Clary
out of the hole they communicated the
news to the-crowd near by and a shout
went up which continued long after
Ciary^was above ground. More 'than
three'thousand persons,,were gathered
about' the mine.'      •, •  • ,,
As the workmen neared Clary anac-
"cident occured which threatened to
rebury the imprisoned^ man and his
rescuers'as,well." _ The sides of the
new shaft began to crumble beneath
the cribbing.- Fearing another cave-
in, the men hastily clambered' up., A
moment, later, however, - supplied .with
heavier retaining, timbers, they resumed their work and soon broke into the
drift. ' "
Ciary was soaked to the skin from
floundering about to pools of seepage
water. When hoisted to the surface
he. complained of the light, saying it
gave him intense, pain in the eyes* and
head. * He was. wrapped" in blankets
and placed in ah ambulance. He held
a handkerchief* to' his .eyes.,
"I can'l see you,' boys," he said
cheers-bad subsided, "but I surely do
'hank you for what you've done for
me."        -        j '.''.'
He wa. driven r ip_dly to his home
a mile, av ay, where be is under' ihe
care of,a physician.
*'I wasn't scared from the first," said
Ciary. "when the •',_•■_■_.._d"" I stood on
gave way I stood to one"side.- The
roof of. the drift a little way !•■_<-__
\\;as" of solid-limest or fi, and I xriew
this wouldn't cave-In. . The air wasn't
extra good at first an. it kept getting
worse.. I-wasn't excited .because I
knew they would begin looking* for me.
It.seemed like.ah age, although, down
there in the dark, before I heard a hammering above my,head,'and then I
guessed what. was going on,
l -"After, the pounding o*'-the drill had
l Letters To;yYY'l
» ,    -   ■   *-_i    -* *. ■.-* - -'    , * -'  iir
■The editor is ,not1- 'responsible for
articles that are. sent in. '-'.,'7  *. v.?
Editor  of' the * ^District  Ledger—:. -*' *
.- Y    -, -Pernie;* B. C.;/Aug. 8th;U9il.
Sir,—I '' to draw, you*;' attention,, and the' public also, to the
results occuring from the strike of ;the
miners stultifying the''principles' of
Unionism, y '-7   ...  .-f" ' . ■•',*. *,
At present-there; are' sixty-seven* (67)
miners" working*;at, one locaK Institution' at" a "-very small^'wage, at least
50 cenls'per day less than paid "at ibs
Crow's Nest. Pass" - Coal'- Co*-' ■ which
has the* result* of lowering'-wages all
round. - , .*"    • ■     , 7"   .""'.-.
I know nen to-day who. are working
for $.'.-!0 "per day that" always -'commanded ana-received'" $,*!,■ ..and ,$3.50
prior io the strike, notably brlcklny-
irs' ai.d plasterers'-laborers."' -it ;s
h well known; fact that' as'soon' as
soon as the work' stopped at" the mines
the miners invaded every industry
and sought work and offered themselves at< reduced wages. For instance,
they went to Olson whero^ men we're
receiving ?3 per day, and ,', offered
themselves for '$1.75, but to the credit
of the'employer' there he would not
accept them.  , *,*-        •   7   '7    V
Now, sir, I think-the "miners are a
very, inconsistent lot.-',..Incidental 'to
the .work, at the local industry,. $3
was'-stopped .for* Poll 'Tax,' and that
was the time that.6 or 7 men came
forward with?"receipts. already paid
at Coal 'Creek...',', Each. man.was working* under an assumed name: All' of
these men worked' 5% days per week
so that ..hey could "go. in'person and
draw their rations.  "';-    ''
*..,;>     ' ■■ '*'-    ' THOS. GRIFFITHS.
A teacher of English, in order to disprove tbo charge that high school pu
pils know littlo about thc really "vital
things that aro going on around
them, gnvo a test ln which sho asked
for definitions of such tonus as; tariff,
reciprocity, tho labor problem. In the
paper of a fifteen-year-old she found
the following: "The labor problem
is how to keep tho working peoplo
hnppy without paying thorn enough to
JIvo on."—La Follotte's Weekly.
On' Thursday, August 24th, Fornio
City Band will Journoy to lothbrldgo
for the purpose of taking part in tho
contest, when It is hoped Hint thoy
will moot with glorious success and
bring back tho prize.
For tho .purpose of raising funds to
pay tho necessary expenses incident
to the trip, n grand hall will bo given
undor tho aiiHplces of tho local aggro-
■gallon of musician-** In nrrwutor's HnH.
A largo attendance in desired, and It is
earnestly hoped that ovorybody who
posHlhly can will add their mite for
tho purposo of encouraging so worthy
n crowd of l-'ornlo's musical cIHzciik.
Tho full orcheslrn will bo In alien-
danco, Light rofresh inert ts will bo
served,    Tho price of tickets, $2.
Tlie remodeling of tho building* next
to tho Northern Hotel is well under
way, but Manager Conway expects
that it will be,still about two weeks
beforo the houso will be opon for the
It ls tho Intention ol* this company
to put pn nothing'but high class films
and also eator to the convenience,of
their patrons'in such a manner as will
mako It the best resort In town for an
evening's entertainment.
Officer In chargo: Capt and Mrs.
h. P. Taylor.     ,
Public meetings:—
Sunday—11 a.m. Holiness Meeting;
3 p.m., Froo and EaBy; 7.30 p.m., Salvation.
Monday, Thursday and Saturday:-—
8 p.m., Public meetings.
Tho officers will visit tho slcic or
dying at any hour nigbt or day.
♦ ♦♦
1 Will Mr. Clark, late of Cl,
Whalley St„ Blackburn, Lancashire Kngland, kindly call
at tho S. A. Quarters nnd
kindly soo Cnptnin Taylor
hole had missed the,"1 drift. The second drill hole cut into the side of
tho drift, but it seemed Impossible for
me to find it.  . •
"I felt the fresh air and Shouted
as loud as I could, but the boys could
not hear me. '.Then I hear the drill
start in,a'new location, and I know
it was impossible  to make them hear.
"Then'for the'fourth time I heard
tlio drill thumping. It was good to
seo it crunch through within my reach.
Then came the first human voice, and I
enn't tell you how glad I folt. Well,
you know the rest. It's grand to
bicathe the fresh air again."
Fifty Lashes- Each Also Meted Out to'
,'Winnipeg* Highwaymen
' WINNIPEfJ, Aug. 8.—A*t noon to-day
MnglBtroto Walker imposed sontonco
on 'Joseph Copeland and Edwin Bldck,
highwaymen who have been operating
horo for sovoral weoks. Fourteen
years ench in tho ponilonliary, with
fifty lashes was tho severe penalty
handed out. ' A scathing verbal arraignment, preceded tho pn'ssing of,'sentence. Copeland and Black maintained their spirits to tho lust, grinning
nslnlnely nt tho magistrate as they
were led* away to propar'o for tho trip
lo tho ponltontlary,
To the' Editor,":District Ledger':—'
Dear Sir,—It is "often said that the
members of the old parties are more
intelligent than Socialists, that is they
say,so; but"'in order that others may
judge,of. the'brilliant lights we have
in this locality.'will ,giye you. a .brief
descriptlon.'of the Liberal meeting held
here recently to,'select two delegates
to attend the,"forthcoming convention
of their*.party"in"s Maeleod.1 (After
the usual routinVb'usiness, such as appointment of chairman,' secretary, etc.,
had been disposed* of, and the delegates chosen,..a few of us who were
present wishing to learn what .instructions'were? to-be" given to the spokes"-'
men from,this place, were about to ask
for some, information on this subject,
sompone'asked.for'a description of the
The Grand Theatre
1 Night Only JggrflK
TllO ll.'Mt, Mimifftl ■fViinnflv oven* hoyn
^W*i  -*r yrn*,    mm
I ne Flower
* V
me Kancn
JOSEPH e. HOWARD, Compossr et
"Tbe rime, The Pta*i« and the Olrl," "Tht Land of Nod."
'The Flirting Princess,"       "Mitt Nobody from 8tarland,w
Prices $1.50, $1, 75c, 50c.   Plan at McLean's
Editor of Tho Herald:
Sir,—A spocial mooting was hold on
Thursday by Canmoro union mon, when
It waH unanimously cnrrlod that wo
rnfuso a ballot, but rojoct Dr. Gordon's
report by a standing vote..Every man
mood. In condemnation, but ono man
was In fnvor. Jt wos unanimously
carried that lho officers wrlto llio'prem
the roiiHon, in tho following resolution:
fl) Wliorcns,Dr. Gordon wns glvon
full soopo for investigation, yot ho
ovudod subjects of vital Importance lo
tho men; (2) that no mention wns
mndo of tho elimination of Inoiiunlllles
beforo tho ralso wns added, nnd for
the botlormont of cortnln conditions
undor -which tho mon work nt a disadvantage; (3j that no mention „ls
made of the rlKht of Dw minors to
havo tlio check-off union dues ns exist-
ed previous lo April l; (n no mention
In  -midin  nf  fl   rr-iliii-'Mnv,   r,?   _«  »., ....'■. «
bor on surfflpo* (T,) bornuno of tbo ro-
mark tlmt minors nro only ontltled lo
a living, regardless of tho haaardoua
naturo of their work; (0) becauso ho
gives a roductlon in pliinr work, and
rslslnR dnv wntre* nnrt not enntmet
means a reduction lo all contract men
who lmvo to pay helpers, and vo domnnd certain contract work he glvon
nn increase in wages; and we resolve
that Dr. Gordon's report was one that
mado it an Impossibility for the men
to nexollaU) on a »<-uU>racn.. liuo we
advlso ttie district executive board to
call a special convention to open negotiations on a more favorable basis.
Thanking you b#for«h»nd for jwb-
liihlnfi,' tbis totter, I remain, yours truly
He-cording Secretary
Ci-Uiuute, Auk. a, mi.
platform of the,Liberal party'and what
they stood for. .The chairman in reply
said that,so far as his.knowledge'was
concerned that' practically the only
purpose of the election was to find'out
the .people's; views on, Reciprocity. '.'
The delegates were'questioned as io
'what action they Intended'to pursue
at, the, Maeleod,^gathering, and' what
kind of a candidate were they prepared
to'support, but they did,;hot seem lo
be able to grasp the purpose of their
action and one'of. them went so fur
as to remark that he knew no moro
of politics than a Rhode Island jackass
As' wo don't know the value of thc
comparison, whether -this" Is belittling
the long eared quadruped from the
Island famous' for Its', pippins or not.
we must assume that IUb not Intended
to convey a vory high appreciation
of politics by this grit supporter, and
if by nrtlu'nu inference ihnt ho, the ono
tho Liberal association thon wo would
selected to act ns delegate, ls moro
capable thnn the avorago member of
the Liberal association.then we would
llko to know what comparison could
bo' usod to doscrlbo the last named;'
Ho did make the astounding assertion
that ho dld.inot know hbw.'to voto. Of
courso he knows which way to voto,
Now, If a mnn knows, nothing about
politics ho,w can ho voto intelligently.
I would llko ■ to point out this fnct
that If nny of thb Socialists living In
tho different camps ln this district
wore to. got together, nnd Bhow such*
a lack ot Initiative thoy would bo referred to as nn' uneducated know-nothing bunch, and not worthy of consideration.
• Comrades of Maeleod .constituency
wnko up nnd lot us,,get together, to
promote the interest of pur class and
to do this still hotter what Is to prevent our putting a 'hedgehog In tbat
wood pile nt Ottawa Is tho ,query of
Yours truly,
nollovuo, Alta. nLU_ni3M
would despise, a room;.in",which ho
can sleepand Just:a;few'coirisf''to'_ee
a picture show,. and my brother >a's
been^ content,^e awakenihg
from the night of'v stupidity v to; the
morn"of reason, and;understanding of
the .lessons set, theh\.by -{Elizabeth^ J.
Hausen among so ,many",teachers In
human economics.   -    '>■*■.■' *   '• -S^'-', -
The machinery of capital;is merciless-^-murderous:;.. itJmows' not-honor;
is bereft, of'justice; ^'devoid.of.-mercy
It is pestilential;' it robs in "every essence.'  .Its barbarous,fits saucy^-impudent' arrogance, full of"greed.'demor-
alizing and satiated, with filthy debauchery,-it''does riot refine—other 'than
cruelty—it does^not elevate;;'only'''as
a means-to enrich themselves'and to
render unip labor .still less of its dues.
" It, guillotines every effort towards
right, every aspiration of true justice",
every God-like' instinct of those who
toil incessantly from generation to gen-
eratIon-raye, even toll in "the womb. .
Capital*as a balm and solace to its
blood-devilish-sin-stained   soul   erects
temples of * magnificent, structure, -dedicated' to [ the*' worship' of,. God'Almighty as a token of humility and obedience ,to His, divine'laws. " .What
damnable'hyprocisy!.What inane vanity! What egoism that man ^should imagine that he-can deceive the Divine
Creator of Klms'elfc-Man'of the'.mountains, of the woods, of the rivers of the
sea, of the earth,' and, of all* else that
neither the mind knoweth nor the eye
can  see or understand—by his' silly
creature-arts'of 'dissimulation! - ,'   .
I wonder'-do"the rich,1 the dispoilers
of women*] and, children, that constitute the'millions, ever"consider the pos-,
sibilities Ihat .hey will stand for judgment of.their,past'life before the'tribunal" of God to,( answer that "they did murder, rob, pestilence the
earth with-., foulness,. were -bereft of
mercy ,on poverty, were vain on mur*
der, .were full of hypocrisy, -Inasmuch
they attempted to "conciliate;. His Divine  Majesty  with .bribes..of bloodstained  edifices  and,,unholy prayers
out, of the months of fat paid, professors of, the faith.    , A formidable arraignment what will beCapital's reply
in justification? v I dare tho rich in-a
body to reply.   As on yourTside of the
mighty ocean so this the other, side-
Dear Old England!—labori- is.,' ever
working'to adjust the wrongs of'.ceh-
turies^growtK not so, vigorously as!it
should, by-reason of its blindness ,to
Its% potential  power," as 'King "Labor
stands in its mighty unused,,, power,
shackled; wiht the inequalitiesVof age's;
with dazed ..understanding -as, to-vhis
yo'nd-wiae^p-o_sibimies7Tet':Tts ■> dor-
mant' self^'is- awakening .slowly,, yet
surely,'and when fully so-^-who,knows
how soon—and bursts :froin''his
bound .limits, "and possesses' a clear
mind, ■ then In .that day^tlie millions,
not, the thousands, will dominate' and
exercise tho Almighty laws,of Justice,
of Mercy, of* Equality and of Fullness
Then can 'he go to' the mountain top
and'view all-nature and understand
Wpuld that a Wilberforce,,eloquent,
strong nnd fearless, arise, to .right the
wrongs of!Labor.,,     .*"
' ■'' I am,'sir,,;- ,'-'.' 7,' ■   '
'   Yours truly,
\      '  .GEORGE DUKE
Craig-y-Dow, Portland Villas,    J
Hove, Sussex.- England. ''   -  ■
To the Editor, District Lodgor;
Dear Sir,—I rocolvod with pleiiBuro
tho Dlsrlct Lodgor of July Ui, and
thank you for the honor of publishing
my poor efforts to explain part of my
views In regard to labor rlghtB and
labor wrongs,
I fonr tlmt on account of non-clearness In my enllgrnpliy—which r nd-
mit Is not beautiful—you'd somedlffl-
■   ,      ...     -.„u_lJ<u„uiMh    )***■    }XILl    UlU
supoomI \n MbvATixDns my 1bc.uj.hU',
T rond with great Interest Iho article
by Elizabeth 8. Ilausor. which applies
to tho intornnlonnl condition of lnbor
Tlmo nrtlelo omphnslsfls  the  general
COT^tfitltlnn     M..I     n   .     *,-.-.,.     -    .    ..',«,
bulk of human misery, which Is the
portion doled tho bullions of humanity
In return for their unstinted nnd Incessant labor. Labor nevor ceases, All
time Is labor moiling and tolling to
obtain a meagre portion of blood,
sweat-laden broad to sustain life, and
even their bread is not honest broad,
in its making it is im-pwignatcd -with
talanlc device by Capital to extract
the ktt oxinoe ot profit out of the bell*
Im of foolish toilora.,, Yet giw wy
fellows sufficient of thla blood autlt-
laden adulterated food-a change ot
»w«*t mit-to ragi-that bid   master*
Fernio, August 10.
To the Editor District Ledgor—'
Dear Sir,—With your permission, I
would like to.say that I wns very-glad
to hear' Mike Purcell say In tho meeting today that there was nothing In
tho Catholic religion to compel a man
to donnythlhg that would conflict with"
his duty to his labor organization, and
that neither priest, bishop nor Popo
could 'mnlce' a'man voto against his
own opinion, I happen to bo of tho
samo faith as tho speaker and I am
vory sorry that greater zeal for tho
monoy loss than tho wolfaro of tlio
minors as human beings has led our
local prloBts to uso tho efforts thoy
havo to get tho mon to go bnck to work
nnd while I tako their spiritual advico
whon thoy Jnterforo with what I do
In my union affairs I say thoy nro not
doing right, bocauso thoy nro meddling
In matters that thoy don't understand.
Yours truly
»h_r__»ii.„r____r i _,. i i . .* ,**  • -' '_.^_L-  .___^.-*,  - ii    ., =   .*• - ■
^ ~. .'The;thrifty housewife, will hail"with enthusiasm
*- ''the following'moneysavers. V"'■   '    '• '- "*'  1   "   7
-    '*'- • '      7.;%   '      ''   ''"'        '   '- V'"' '> ;• *   -"■"
- f.   A glance down the list will convinco'you of the
'.wonderful values obtainable.   7-  <■ . ~*r* .. yj- .    '
-   With the low prices goes our usual guarantee of
'-quality and purity.,      7V,|._,-   .,,        ;•'    -> ,-
■ ;'     . '    ■' V '*-', - • ';  -<..-.- -.;..,""   , ",     ' ■    f
' .„ Government Creamery Buttor, 3" lbs. .........'' 80c :
Per.ins Soda Biscuits, 2 lb. tins .... _■.'.'......    25c
Wagstaf£'s'Pure' Janisj'Plum, .Pefir, P<*>acli,'"' „'."'     •
- Gooseberry and Red Currant,.5 lb tins''.- 7.-7 70c _
:   St. Charles' Cream, Family size can .V,. ,■>, .7 * olOc _
*- St'. Charles Cream,-Hotel size can.,.',/.*...'..*.  -20c.'
Finest- Japan Rice;■ 5 lbs;".";.,'' 77.',','..   25c.
7- Solid*Pack Tomat&es,'3 lb. can, 3 (.ans,.,-.]-.-. : 40c.,',
..'Shredded'Wheat Biscuits, '2' pkts . .77'.,..'. -. 25c; .
. Domestic Macaroni,^25"lb,box'/.!'.7 ...-..'   1.75 ' ■"
.Chase andS'apbornes Coffee,-1 lb.,ti_s'*.7".'] .'7'40c. ;
Braid's .Best'Tea, regular *50c7. 7 ';*/... .-;:;■? ■ .40cV'
' Kcllogs. Toasted Corn Flakes, 3 pkts..,.',. 7- '25c 7"
''. i;aundryStarch;**-3 pkts . { .;• .7'.:... ,*..(. Y   25c".
. Corh^Starch, -1 lb. pktsj 3 pkts for. ■;■'_■.",;/. r%-; 25c .7,
White Star .Baking Powder,, 15c can for'..,-, 10c "
■ 1 .issell's Milk. 20>z;;can, 4 cans for, "..*..*. 1*726o."v
E. D. Smith'Tomato Catsup, pint bottl. .,.-.-.*.25c:'.
- New Potatoes,-,7 lbs. yi'y.."..'._..;.'.'.{y,'25cV
* ■ Large' Dry Onions,"6 lbs.•_..'....-. .V...-.. /' .25c.'
Phone orders'will receive our'carefuland prompt"
attention.   . *   .- '-* •   '-,-'..'^v'(- ...        7   '7   -   .'"
Five Roses Flour 9811). $3;25
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Second Hand
Furniture Store
'i        *, ■
,      ,   VICTORIA AVENUE  N. ,'
Highest Prices. Paid
For Secondhand Furniture, Stoves,
Tools, etc., also Ladles'' and Gentlemen's CaBt-off Clothes.
Two-chair Barber Outfit for Sale.
' l| ______ ,
Bar supplied with  the bost Wines;
LlquoiVand Cigars   .     <■ ,
For Sale
22 Acres Fruitland
at Elkmoutli
Partly cleared and ready for
planting out, Good stream
of puro wator on proporty.
I'       * i   ', tii     l      r   t *>
Mitxtf wUHa,     _1.|-Ufua_i _ti.cj.i_,
D'ltmli'wl Lcdgt.r, Fornio,BC.,
for particulars. „
Here it is, Waiting for U
FOR SALE—will sell for flOO (cost
considerably moro) Or«nn,"ln tlio boat
of order; 18 stops, maker, Cornish
Orgun Co,; tortus can bo arranged;
will take f25 cnsli, and |10 por month,
Apply Box 52, Coloman. 61
♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦»a»»»»a;
deliver^.  to   all
parts .of the town'
Sanders, A'^Verhaest .Brothers.
1 *   ,i    . -
■■ Proprietors
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'   PURNITUUn   FOU ■ SALH-Apply,
Mrs. h. V. Hcltstoln. t,f.-Bl
POIt SALB—Ulswlck Bicycle, ono
of lending British makes. Throo*
speed; gonr-caao with ell batli; brakos
front and back; luggago carrior and
Lucas lamp comploto; perfect ordor;
nearly now. Prlco ICO, Further par-
tlculnrs at Lodger Office.        81 np
Livery, Feed
end Sale Stables
First data Horses for S_(e.
Buy* Horses en Cemmltlen
George Barton    Phone 78
InformnMonJ W!int-*vl ns1 to whftthnr
ono David Harris, formerly of Hamilton, Ont., ia now living, or tf dead tho
(Into and place of hia death. Important, Kindly,communicate with Lcc
& Farmer, Canada Lifo Building, Hamilton, Ont. 51-St
Two good Teams,
suitable for either
'delivery business
or general work.
1     9, J. HARRISON,
Wardner, Q, C.
lengths, 12.50 per team load,at Ken
nody and Mangana; or call 'phono 23,
B*aled Tenders will be received up
to "and Including Saturday the 10th
August for putting now roof nf metal
shlnirles on District Ledger Office.
Successful tender to guarantee tail**
factory work.
Particulars at Office or District Ledger.
Joe Falvo
(.onernl Repairer
New Work ,
Carosella's Store
Dr. dc Van's Female Pills
A rtltiblt Pr-iath riftltlo-namr fills, Thna
plU» ut uufellukW uu««.(ul lu uguUtla* th*
Kitnmtlfttwitiiiii t-riti|letfii>MMtero. Ktlute
ill chup ImlUiloni, Dr.ilaTu . tr« uM tt
UL* •_«•_'.'ft.1!0' Vfl- M*llwi ta •«T'aEfmZ
the UeUli iSrif 0 . -*. 0_i__utM*», Oim
For tale at DlMidall'• Drug Stern.
Say you saw It in tho "Ledger"


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