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""Ya LONDON Fe})../.—During the week
;-amongst tbe matters discussed at the
, British Liabor Party Conference were
' a-resolution calling',for.an eight-hour
■   day for all classes"©*,workmen, and
_ workwomen; yThis .means .practically
. all tii'e organized labor "in the "United
-.Kingdom.   -■'•   •■"■"''.,'>.\\  *, Ty
'l' ■', The miners, already"' have" .an< eight-
-  hour .day fixed by law, but outside of
Y, London nearly all workmen have long-
^*'er hours-of labor.-' y ,
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'   "A vigorous campaign for the settlement- pf the - men's demand by: condi-.
,tion.between employers and workmen
_isv to beYcarried out and steps are to
be^taken to bring'tho, whole force of
'; organized workmen to-'boaron any
.   trade: which has'definitely refused to
" come to terms. '      '".'.""' -"','";' ■
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- • Notices are to.be handed in,March
■'.' foV, those employers refusing,, tlie de-
, - mand and all contracts with them will
-v' be terminated at the end of April when
,'- the men will walk out.,../ ' y ;•--  '- ,■
y.  By avvote of 850 to 437 a"conference
" • of the representatives of the trade un-
" ions of the United-' Kingdom adopted
'y a resolution instructing labor members
.< 'of parliament to oppose any franchise
'.  billjn,which,women were pot included.
yv'-^The significance.to the',women suf-
'-.frage movement of, this'resolution, is
very, great, y. The, tradeYuhions'. have
.    bers, .nearly all of wtiom are electors.
.y^TheYAmalga'mated- Society of, Rail-
v\vay>Servants,. The General Railway
Y Workers' Union, and-the^Polntmen and
' Signal lien's Society have put forward
;    a scheme jvhich 1^ carried, would Place
Yabsoiute power arid "dictatorship in the
hands, of,'an executive pf, 24.. It is,
__   however, looked upon 'as' most unlikely
'"'. that the.membership' \yill agree.
and representatives of the miners' union. 'It adds upwards" of $5,000,000 ,to
tho annual payroll of 400,000 pen.>
The Scottish and South Wales coal
fields, where there is always, more'or
less trouble between the Uten .and the
employers, are not in the federated
area.' .    ,   "  . - "•    '
LONDON, Feb. 3.—The Dally'News
understands'that the Intention isYin
the land campaign inaugurated < by
Chancellor Lloyd' George, ,to, propose
the statutory establishment of a~ minimum wage for agricultural laborers of
at least, £1 (?5) per week and-provision for every la"borer of a cottage and
plot of land held Independently of farmer or landlord.
Long-Condemned   Poll
Tax  Will   be
- VANCOUVER/ Jan. 31.—Announcement - of 7 thev immediate) appointment
of a'coal-commission-for the province
the abolishment pf the $3 poll tax and
the amendmenVof- the, automobile, law
to ;give greater ^safety to pedester-
lans was made last'1 night by Attorney-General Bowser, at the .Vancouver
Conservative .Club's' annual meeting.
Mr." Parker  Williams' Suspects  Pro:
posed Change- InV Landlords, and
Tenants' Act of Gross
- liO'NDQN, , February; _ 3.0.—At the
meetingi of the British Labor Party
today,7the president:referred, to Canada's; three battleships,; and said: ,
' "Any gift which greatly adds "to our
annual expenditure is open to criticism! , Accepting ■ the government. as-'
surancb that our defensive forces are
sufficient,"then.those three vessels
must be above our requirements. Giving'the' colonies representation on the
Imperial" Defence. Committee is a de-
-a searching"'enquiry."'
OTTAWA. Feb. 3.—Addressing. a
gathering under the auspices'of "the
Imperial Order. Daughters' of Empire
in the Methodist Church at Napanee?
on Friday' night,- Hon., Sam Hughes,
minister of militia and defense, at the
close' of his speech, delivered some
frank opinion's on', the question of woman's suffrage. ' "-Many ywomen, declared Col. Hughes, deserved the franchise and-'many men aid not,.,
"I am 'not in favor," he said, "d'f
general' women's suffrage, but I believe that the right to vote should be
equalized. ' -The earners, .the women
who support husbands,' women- schoolteachers, every adult, male or female,
who could'show that'they understood
the' fundamental principle of responsible government, 'has' a right to vote.
This test, however," declared the minister, "would disfranchise half the
men" '
,       PICTURE. REELS CAUSES      (
NEW YORK, .Feb. 3.—A -boy's cry
of fire' and the smoke of the exploded
reel of a-motion picture machine, in
an east side theatre.tonight,.resulted
ln a panic among the audience of 400
persons and a rush for the exits .during which two women.wero killed and
eleven others were .so badly injured
that they had to be sent to hospitals.
Little Town of Haven, Kan., Starts
New Idea '   '"
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Strike a. Porcupine
LONDON, Fob. 4.—Coal miners in
' tho federated, area of England and
Wales have'bQoa given a -further In-
sreaso In wage's.of five per cent. This
- is^in addition'to,tlio flvo per cent In-
"oreaBo granted iaat October, "and, It
; brings tho wagos of all the men in and
,.-'. nroiind tlio, mlnos upt6.-60 per. cent
., above,the standard rate of 1888 (sic).'
,"     Lattorty tho' coal trade lias \boen
booming, arid tho miners aro thus ahar-.
i ing-'In'tho prosperity, of tho owners,
This last advance was granted by tho
- unanimous voto of tho Coal Conciliation Board, composed of mlno owners
Mr, >Veryiile: Has the Minister of
Labor any. Information, to impart to
the -House with refe'renco to" the ense
of the labor leaders .,who were arrest;
ed In,connection,with",the strike at
Porcupine and^fined $300, 'or three
months' imprisonment?
Mr, Crothore:! lltive soon the press
'despatch referring to the matter. That.
which announces the fine or in the alternative Imprisonment,, also , stated
that an appeal against.1 tho judgment
hnd been or- Is about to be taken,
In which caBe, of course,, the proceedings would bo stayed*until tho appoal
has been detorminotl,, I havo taken
tlio matter up with tho Attorney General of - Ontario in order - to ascertain
the facts, and to' 'seo > what stops
should lio' takon, If nny, with regard
to tho matter.
Kansas has one of the few municipal moving picture shows in the country.' It is at Haven," a little' =tqwri in
Reno county. If .there is another municipally owned moving picture show
house in" the country, the'directors of
.th'e_diff eren t-_i! m -companies^have-n 0"
knowledge bf it.   "■'''-"=■
■Haven was,so small^that there'were
no moving picture" shows! and only occasionally would one be. given tlhere toy
a' traveling company, f' Every one in
the little, town „,epjoyec._.»thp.-.pictures,
No oneway willing.'to'risk his money'
in' building a moving picture house,' so
all the business men of the town chipped ' in enough to buy a machine, and
the show was started a month ago. .
It Is a great success. The ijictures
are shown in 'the town hall every night.
An admission fee is charged to pay the
operator and tho licenso on the films,
which are changed twice a week when
the receipts are larger than tho expenses, free shows are given until the
fund is exhausted or additional and
special films are purchased and tho
show is increased and kept going with
moro pictures until the fund is used
up'. Tho town built an alrdome theatre. During tho summer tho picture
shows were glvon Inthe opon air, and
this winter thoy have returned to the
town hnll.
VICTORIA, Feb. 41.—Evidently Mr.
Parker Williams, the Socialist leader
in the house," had' a strong suspicion
that' the amendment tp the landlords'"
and tenants; act • the,, second reading
of which was moved" by Attorney-General Bowser this afternoon,; was principally designed to assist the "coal-
barons of British Columbia to whip
into, obedience their recalcitrant work-
■ Mr. Williams had no proof that this
was^so, nor could he have, but he
pointed'^ out in forcible language that
the only, people w.ho would be very
badly affected by flie amendment,
were the striking coal operators in
the Cumberland district.
The new law would, he said, enable
the coal companies to turn these poor
people out of the houses which- they
had built,with their own hands, and
which, if human reason a_id human
justice were of any account In the province . they should ^own absolutely.
The coal company, he declared, had
been charging their, men rental for
houses, or-rather he would call them
hovels, not fit - for1" decent people to
liv,e in, but hovels in which the operators had "-raised by their own toil, y
Now-they propo'sea to eject them';
and it looked as if the,bill which-Mr.
Bowser had brought in was destined
to,make it legal to do so. Assuming
however. tliat Mr. Bowser had " no
knowledge of the conditions' at ,the
Cumberland mines, he .would ask-him
to allow the bill to stand over, for a
day .or two.." Surely,-he thought, it
Only  Did  So When  Engineers
Consented to Join Union.  '  ' ^
SCRANTON, Pa.,'Feb. 3.—Accepting
the advice of their union loaders, the
7,000 mine workers of eight collieries of the Lackawanna Coal Company
who quit work Saturday morning, resumed., work today. Union officials
assured the strikers that nearly all
the engineers have joined the organization and that the others have agreed
fo' become'members.' The niine workers refused to-work with the engineers
who were not members of the union,
quitting work Saturday when they
claimed that the non-union engineers
were still ^employed.,
U. S. Steel Company Defies A. F_ of
. L. to Carry Out Their Threat—
Gompers Tells of Company's
Bad Treatment of Men.
ment to rush a bill like this through
when they must be aware that it*will
be of no help to anyone-but to this
company. - ' rf> ., - -,''■"
.' The Attorney - General disclaimed
any ^knowledge, thatr.-l-iie Cumberland
mines were interested in the bill, and
graciously allowed lt to stand over.
To  Pay for Honor of  Being  British,
Says Bourassa Paper
Associate Boards of Trade Forwarding
Request to Government to Have
Act Changed Dealing With
MONTREAL, Feb. 3.—Le -National
iste, the weekly edition of Le Devoir
has discovered that the naval contribution of $35,000,000 will take $5 a
head out, bf the-Quebec farmers. The
Bourassa writer calculates that, the
county in St. Hyacinth, for instance,
which with a.population of'28,000 will
-_fa"ve^oi*wutrfb"ure*"$T401000 to "help
England; while in,the united counties
of St. Maurice ahe Champlain with a
population of 78,000 the amount will
be $390,000.     '
Of-courso, Le. Nationaliste takes
-Rains/ to explain that .a government-
agent'will not'go around amongst the
farmers and collect $5 from each
house, and It states that ovory yard
of cotton and every pound of sugar
they,buy will be-subject to the impost on behalf of English lords who
are shareholders .In tho Krupp, Maxim,'Vickers trust. '   >
"The price is too doar," it declares,
"for tho honor of bolng a British subject."
PlTTSBtJRG, Feb. 4.--"Back up or,
make good your threat of a general
strike in our mills against, non-unionism."   , ,   -
This was the attitude assumed ■ today by officials of the United States
Steel Corporation, .who flatly refused
to7 treat with-representatives of the
American Federation of Labor here, lo
assist in adjusting differences which
caused the walkout of steel employees
at Braddock _lnd Rankin, near here.
'"Send us a committee of workmen,"
s'aid the'officials, "and we will do business with them. But all labor representatives are barred."
.Unless the wage earners' insist "on
the presence of union officials a con_-p
mittee of workmen will meet the officials of the company tomorrow. This
will he definitely decided lator in the
day.      . ,
"The question of a nation-wide
strike," said Thomas Flynn, organizer
of the American Federation, is practically settled by the stand taken today
by the corporation's officials/and responsibility for the walk-out will rest
with them. . . .
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' 'The steel workers want industrial
freedom und we are going to see that
to prevent us. from getting halls for
organisation" pu/posos, and have hired
all the halls in the towns where we
have arranged meetings.
"In the Rankin mills every union
man  has been discharged..     Unless
tyiis and other matters are Immediate-.
ly adjusted I can see nothing ahead
but a country-wide walk-out."        "■
Congressmen Asked to Help
WASHINGTON,, Jan. '31.-—Bloodcurdling tales of alleged < inhuman
treatment of the men in the mills byv
agents of the United States Steel Cor-'
poration wero told Samuel ,-Gompers,, '
president of the American Federation
of Labor hero today, by two former
employees of the Rankin and Brad-
dock plants, where strikes arc in progress. These two men, whose nameB
were not divulged, brought information to Gompers which will be used
in the federation's war on the corporation.
Secretary Morrison returned to
AVashington with the two men. He
has ben in Pittsburg studying conditions there, and professed to be astounded over the treatment accorded
the mill workers.
"The. strike at" Rankin and Brad-
dock," said Morrison, "have opened
the eyes of labor, We realize that the
time is near wlien all working men
The Pennsylvania congressional de-
legation were asked by Gompers today
to'use their influence to restore peace
in the Pittsburg mill district.
Terrible Conditions of Want Discovered by Department of Neglected
. Children
C, M, O'Brien Makes An-
- noqncement at Public
. ' TIionYvyW lie n 8ocli.J_Ht11ci.n_lldAto
In Lothbridgo nt tlio noxt provinolal
, • Cliarloo O'Hrlon, organlzor for tho
pnrty and mombor for Ilooky Moun-
' tain, snld bo nt tlio closo of nn nd-
droBfl In tlio Starlnnd Tliontro last
night nnd Mr. O'Brlon probably known
what lio In miking about, ' '*  ,.._ ,,'
Mr. O'llrlon' Isn't planned with ol'th-
or party in tlio houso, in fnct tho Con-
BOrvatlvoB ub roprosontod In tlio login-
In turo at present tinvon't Uio brnlmi
.-.'jrovwrn thn nrnvlticn' <\tMt tty» 'l.lli
erttlu nro the tools of tlm' fin nil nlln. I r
- cliiHueH, Mr, Sifton looks good to^Mr,
■O'llrlon ns a clover mnn who'cnn do
"... „ tlio capitalist work inuoli bolter than
' tlio bunch who confront him, nnd
thoipofor.- • tho member for RncVy
Moiintflln doesn't look for n cliango, In
froverrimont whon tlio oloctlonn roll
nroiiml, which won't, bo; he IhlnhB,
until Mr, Slflon gotu «ood and rendy
to spring tliem. - ' v/
" Dr. St-iwart,' tho mombor for. Loth-
bridge, came In for a fow lmnl (Innjf
aboli.;' No man can ffot declwl In'
Lu_I_b_ldH.u ttccordinic to Mr. O'Hrlon
..•.without tho|f votoi of a cortnln number of thf miner*, and yot to com-
plotoly Ia i)r. Stewart .undor iho dom.
Inntlon of tho O.r.n, ho lost no tlmo
In Jloinir up with tho (Jrlt* whon It
camo ta. tUu .oU> on MK O'Hrlcn'n
wotion.to c«jn»u» tho itoVommint for
not taklnjf stops to roduco t|io liabili
ty to dontli nnd nccldent In tlio coal
Mr. 6'I.rlOn 'said lio provod right
up' to thrt hilt thnt thoro wore moro
deaths nnd "sorlous nnd minor accldonts In Albortn coal mlnos thnn In
nny othor pnrt of tho British Empire,
Ho provod it from tho roturns com-
piled hy tho thon uovornmont nt Ottawa, but Dr, Stownrt mid ovory othor, mombor of Ills Majesty's "Most
Loyal Opposition" jumped to tlio support of tho govornmont, \yiiy? Simply bocnues tliey nro controlled by nnd
nro lho expression of tho views of tho
O.P.It,, ns tlio Liberals'nro ownod nnd
oxprosH tho views of tho C. Nf, R,
, Dri Stowarl throw tho workers
dowii for tho CM'.R,, according to Mr,
O'llrlon, nnd thoro will ho n Socialist
..."u.ui.w. iii i.utnunu#e,   '
A)].)|.ur hAvfL-itlUit, ....,«.•_.-.till of Um
Udrlcy Mountain man was tlmt tho
..Ibornl nnd" Conservative executives
of t.int%,rldliT'fl. mot at Ilolloviio tho
othor day for tho purpooo of agreeing
..': .'. ;;.-;. i._ i.»t u.ut uu. in Uiu Iukih-
Intiiro, 'In othor words, tho two pnr«
tloB havo no dlfforonoos hoyond tho
sornmblo for In and out,. nnd they
would combine to defeat tho working-
man's candldato, . <     •
. A Marxian Soclnllut "
. Mr. O'Drlen ma'dq nn. > Interesting
>peoch. TTIs HiiI>'J*»f,t Vnw tho '/rfgh
Cost of Living. 'Tho sport) was a
(liilotly dollvorod exposition of tho
JJurxlan theories of Socialism, Mr.
O'llrlon wasn't flamboyant, IIo
wasn't evon' demonstrative*. Anyono
Who wont out of curiosity; «»Y|iftrHnr
to soo on nrm, »wlngln«, high voiced
EDMONTON, Feb. *.—A family of
six chlldron haB boon romovod to the
Shelter this week tis tho result ot a
notico sont to tho dopnrtmont of neglected children of a caso Just outside
tho wostorn limits of tho city. An
officer wns sont to Inyostlgnto nnd
found tlmt conditions could hardly bu
A womnn with six chlldron wns, living In a smnll shall of n shack, twolvo
or fourteen foot squnro,'' whloh wns
only an apology for a protection from
tho'woathor. Tho'work of gottlng
suppor was In process whon tho of-
flnar arrjyod, nnd whon ho camo lo In-
vf*stlgnto, tho suppor consisted of soup
mndo from flour nnd wntnr, and ho
found out that this was all tho food
Mint tho fnmlly had boon living on for
ovor a wook,
Thero was ono,pnlr of boots among
nil the children, tho sleeping accommodations consisted of one hnd nnd
two comfortors for tho fnmlly, a paok-
iiik box communed tho tablo, nnd tho
only beat avallablo was that obtained
fromYournlrig brush.
"YTho mothor Is a worthy woman,
who would wllllntrly mipport hor chll-
nr..n it H.U) could find a mprin,. .>'
earning -^livelihood. Kor thn prencnt
the only thing to do was to put tho
chlldron In tho Sholtor, nnd If po'uslhlo
matters will bo arranged so tlmt tlm
womnn will bo put In tho way of enrn-
Ing n living
If the associate boards of trade of
Southern Alberta gain the point
which ,they nro now striving for thero
will _be no repetition of the distress
caused to the citizens and laboring
clnsses duo to tho local conl strlko
somo' tlmo ago provldod the minors
docldo to go out, again for any reason.
Tho board Is working to have an
alteration mndo ln tho Lemleux Act
so thnt in tho ovent of nny unions
of minors labor or tradesmen striking thoy will bo compelled to protect
tho common people by providing lnbor
enough to look after tholr noeds, This
nltorntlon in tho coal strike wonld effort only tho manufacturer.! and mlno
owners since It would bo compulsory
for tho minors to provide conl onough
for local consumer, the mnn who although ho Ih not responsible for tho
condition ,of affairs existing, undor
prosont condition.. Is mndo to suffer
whon n strlko takes place.
At tlio annual mooting of tho associate boards held In Macieod a resolution risking that tho matter hn
brought to tho attention of tho govornmont wns movod nnd aocondud, A
sponlnl commlttoo wnn appointed ■ to
ilrnft tho rcnnnKt to ho forwarded to
tno members of parliament for southern Alberta and this wns only yesterday morning phml In tlio hands ot
W. D. Pin Iny, secretary of thc board.
It will bo sont to Die seat of govornmont Immndlntoly nnn probably dnnlt
with nt thn nr*t Hosulon of tho houso,
Tho roriuoHt Is iiIho ondorsod by tho
nssoolato lionrda of Southern British
r'oinn.iiin ..» <■••]. •• .„.::„, _._<_
clntlon In Mnnltolw nr-il rojinvrnUi
tho wlnhna of n l_»rgi> number residing
In mining dlstrlcta or cltlos whoro
thon. nro ImJtistrlna which If rlnsnd
down would offect Iho cltlnens nd.
-      IN BOX-GAR
Tho body of a mnn was found In a
box car on the sldo track at Hosmor
Inst Saturday, and was held for Investigation, .An Inquest wns held by
Coroner Wilkes, of Fernio, Into the clr-
oumstnncos surrounding lho case, and
it was brought out thnt tho body wns
tlmt of a man called 13. Olson, lately
working on an oxtra gang ln Alborta.
Modlcnl eVldence glvon by Dr, Nay
was to tho effect that doccasod was
frozen to death, and tho Jury brought
fn a verdict to that offoct,
Manufacturers Fall to Keep Faith with
Strikers—Famous Actress Comes to
. Aid of Garment Makers.
NEW YORK, Feb' 4.—Hopo of an im-
mediate settlement of tho Now York
garment workers' strike was .abandoned today whon 'some of tho clothing
manufacturers refused to abldo by tho
torms agreed upon by ropresontntlvoR
of the employers and omployoos.' Tho
ngroomont provldod that tho strikers
woro to roturn to work Immediately,
with Increased wagos, ponding arbitration of tholr differences.
Several minor disturbances woro reported today.
MIsb Fola La Follotto, daughtor of
Senator Robert M. La Follctto, of Wisconsin, and a uotod actress,, and Miss
Maudo Yoniigor, a San Francisco labor
worker,'are working hard ln the Inter-;,-
osts of tho strikers. Late yesterday
Miss La Folletto led a pnrnde of "girl
pickets," but escaped arrest when nine
of the marchers, Including Miss Younger, were fined .2 each.
Although Miss Younger Insistodsho
had nothing to do with the parade and
wns corroborated by Miss Lu Folletto,
tho maglstrato rofiisod" to remit tho
Fulton Johnson was found tlond noar
Jaffrny on Friday, January 31st, having boen run ovor by a freight trnln.
DoRonsod had boen working for tho
Jowoll Lumber Co. for only a month or
two, having como from Calgary, whoro
his wlfo and fnmlly reside IIo wns
32 years old. Ills body was brought.
Into Fornlo, anil from horo shipped
by Thomson and Morrison to Calgary,
on Thursday night.
Tho donth occurrod on Wednesday
nt Crow's Nost of Harry L, Cummins,
ngod lifi. Docoasod was woll known
throng]) thn Pass nnd had been a gov.
rnmont survoyor for yonrs, It Is snld
Hint lio was civil ouglneor In riuirgn
whnn tho big loop was built near
CrowH Nost, His romalns nro at present In tho undortnltlng parlor of
Thom.iou and Morrison, ponding ar-
rnugomonts being mndu for his funeral.
Parker Williams Declares
Workingmen Are Not
Given Fair Chance
A »yuuic.iiu oi Culmiry capitalists
1'_jll' Ju.-il ..(.>..;,J   U.iniit .iuUH  Ol  COItl
Innds In Willow Creek dlstrM to their
holdings In tho neighborhood of Prum-
heller, which mnkos the total holding
of this syndlcnto come up to around
VICTORIA, Jan 28.—Tlio todlons ton
tine of lMif.liir.Hrf wriri considerably liv-
oncd up today by a smart passage, of
arms botweon tho rospaetlvo loaders,
Meiirlde and Parker Williams,
The bill under consideration nl the
tlmo was the Civil Sorvlco Act which
Is being nmondod In ordor thnt employees may havo tholr wngOM udviuie-
cd $lfi per month all round,'In order,
ns wns carefully explaltukl to incut the
;i,im.,im:ii luitl Ui II.I.HK.       ItK.'MU llll HUH
wll In  ..il!,.;;;.....- J.,.-,,'
(Continued bn Pago 4)
■ '  .   • '
.Dividends paid by Kootenay and
Ttoundnry mlnos nnd smoltlng com
panto* during lho past month total
?.WWT5.    Ttwy'tm.:
Ilrltlsh Columbia Copper Company,
(118,1175; Standard mine, |M,00fl: fJrntt-
by. |22R,OM "
**    i-
wanl to sny, howovor, Unit tho govornmont wn. putting tlio civil sor-
vft'ii In n cIiihs .part,
"Wo Imvo iM'iui told," nalil Mr. Williams, "that 11: (i civil service, of llrlt-
IhIi (.oSiimbln Ih the iiiohI efficient In
tho world, Now Dr. Young Informs
us thut nn IncrcuHf! of f.r> will make
Um in morn (ffli;lenl. I don't dix-
ngioo wiih tho prlni'lplo, but I want
io point nut to lho Rovt-niuii'iit thnt.
If tlu» w/igCH of every worker In the
country wero ineronsod In tho same
ratio (hero would bo an Increase of
Mr. Williams farther Intimated that
tho gnvornineiit lmd novi»r ondnnvor-
„,, ,r,\,ft  .     <.     f  ,   ]   ,;, .   „;t;c;,
I Intior l« wnffnrtne nnd \V.:\\ tin- vl.fili-
Idea of thn ministry waa to Htnnd In
with the enpllnllHts.
Sir Richard Artory    l
Thero was nngor both In Sir Rich-
:inl   Mellrt.li,''!  tiro -.- ■'   '-   Liner ulii'ii he roin to r«?ply.   The fact
,.,'• im ,i.iufor«i
being mined nniumlly l<y t'"' I-okI«J»u-
turo as was'considered n»'f-r>-pury.
Mr. WHIInuis pointed out that the
Influence of the KHvenimeiit ulwayw
ii.v..   tiwil   HKUillM    Itll-li'llHt'f   Ol   «'M«('S
In gonoral. Tliey were m tied upjomt ho had surli n big majority lie-
with thn big corporntloiiK that tlwy ] itlutl hlin, he declared, whh f-vldenc-
■eonld not do tho worljlngmnn Jiib_Ii-m, j that tlio worklngmon of th« provinrn
nnd whllo ho was unite, willing thut, w,»r,,. htdilnd him,
Iho civil servants Bhould bo paid all ■ The highest wages, lio until, were
ithnv were worth, lie fntN-fct Unit t'-.o ,„,!,» „|, ,U).r n„, lirovintv, Wlun
government should nrraimo thnt all J there was any complaint th^ govern-
l,rav(;icu  iiIui>iM   j,.,>nt looked Into It, nnd !f It wen- I-.ih
t)ir>   wnt-Utir*   Of   'h'1
llfled tliey took nrtlon.   In the rn.e
nf tin' Canadian .Vorilnrji »t;!Vv tl.<-
have n living w«g«. .i
I* Also Nteemry
T>r. Voung, bo sold, hnd told the! men w<-r« wholly tr» bl»m«>, Th»y
houno thnt. nn Increnso in tho snlnrlas] wanted mure ijioii«>- ihnn il.e nillv*».-
of the tlirll r>err«nt_i umild le..i) to in-,could nfford to jiay, nnd moro than
r-1-.'.n-x'.f efffrfijnvy. If.: v,uuld IlLu U> t invu In nih«r r>«rl* of »he prnvii<•-."»
iitMttl th« ,Ho% Into the mlnd» of theIvoto gPttiniit, and^ a ronvlnclne proof
government 11ml   Hie  sitme nrraiK.''.*-1 that  Mi<-lr ^.i." Vlnu  wroni;  wai the
ment hold «tood *lth fe«<H*. t In thej—14-— 	
workers nil ovtr the country.   H« did ; (Continued on Pago I) -.   "IS'&v: '• V
>- ,.'-'-■ JV_-.ry,,- ,\:
<* r * £„: ^ v^^t O'
'^   'L  »   ,
Stephen _____ Humble
Dealer  in     ■ y .
Hardware, Stoves & Ranges
Fancy Goods and Stationery,-.
BELLEVUE    "    \ --    ' ' X- Alberta
Bar Unexcelled
All White Help
Call in and
see us once
'   P. V. WHELAN, Manager.    ]
Rates $2.00 arid up
Hot and Cold Water
Electric Lighted
Steam  Heated.
•Phone in every* room.
Sample Room* on Main
Business Street
Meal Tickets, $7.00.
Special Rates by the week and
the month and tc Theatrical parties.   Try our    , ^
Special Sunday
Farnie-Fort Steele
Brewing Co., Ltd,
The finest of Wipes, Liquors
and Cigars served by competent
and obliging wine clerks..
The General ^Strike
Robert Hunter  (Courtesy of, the
Nat_jonal Socialist)
Bottled Goods a Specialty
Bur supplied with  tlie  tyest Wines,
Liquors and.Cigars
Cigar Store
Wholesale and Retail
Barber Shop
Shoe Shine
Billiards and Pool
Coffee and Sandwich
Hizc.wnoo Buttermilk
 "PW  H II
Victoria Avenue
FERNIE, B.C.      Phone 34
Large Airy Rooms &
Good Board
Ross & Mackay £w
2»<«)Mt&«j£»<__»«__.«»«_B. «»<
Nowhere In the Pass can be
found  in such ''a  display of
We, have the best money
can buy> of Beef, Pork, Mut>
ton, Veal, Poultry. Butter,
Eggs, Kish, "Imp era tor Hams
and\Bacon" Lard, Sausages,,
Werners and Sauer Kraut,'
Calgary Cattle Co.
Phone 68
[Livery, Feed!
uuio uiuutoo    «
First class Morse., for 8als.    £
Buys Horses on Commlslon    jj
George Barton    Phone 78
Ivory eoflviftitntt *tvi comfort, Jutt
tit.* **(<* •* •*•*•• °M w«*
from Pm* Offfc*.  Coot*
oily toMtotl
H. A. WILKM. •  WntptitfOr
MtUATAVI.    •    •    •    PMNII.
A Flash of
Ih lust us likely to strike
thn linniio of thn uninsured
man ns thnt of bit moro pru-
dont neighbor, No building
Is Immune.
Better Have
Us Insure
you and bavo a lightning
clause attached to the iwllcy.
Tncn ron needn't worry owr?
time .hero la a thunderstorm.
Sol« Agent for Ptrnln
Among the visionaries there has occurred in recent "y<ear_j a'great, battle
of wits and tongues as to the'relative
value of-'tijirect and political action'.
The really active and influential men
in the Socialist and'Labor movements
have bad little time to spend In these,
futile, discussions. • They have been
too much" absorbed in buildingfup
"great organizations of the working
class, both1 trade union and political.
Thoy have been organizing and recruiting the armies,"of labor to strike'
and to vote, and have left it largely
to ihose in the armchairs to debate
whether the strike or the ballot is
most capable of revolutionary ends.
Indeed, the^mgre remote one is from
the actual movement of the working
class and the more free one; is from
Its actual responsibilities, the'merV
these discussions assume ,an '* importance., . . '■
". . . The Socialist ballot," says De
Leon, "is weaker than a"- woman's
tears, tamer than sheep,; fonder, than
Ignorance, less valiant than the virgin in the night, and sklllness as un-
practiced infancy, unless it is backed
toy the might to 'enforce it. That requisite fancy, unless it is backed by
the might to enforce it. That requls--
ite might, is summed up in the Industrial Organization of , the Working
Class." In another place De Leon
says: "A political organization cannot perform a revolutionary act. . . .
The-error has gone abroad that a political party can take and hold (the factories, etc.). -It is an error, because
you' cannot legislate a revolution. A
political party cannot do it. The nature of its organizationprevents.it."
In the above few words the entire
conteition between direct, and political
action is set forth. I believe it is
true that Haywood, Bohn, Kerr, and
nearly all the other Direct Actionists
in this country have little love' for
De Leon. Yet he is the fountain head
of all their philosophy. He is" not,
to be sure, so unwise as'to put direct
action against political action, as they
often do: ' His thinking is too skillful, and two ideas can1 in his mind
dwell harmoniously together. Nevertheless, although De" Leon does not recognize any antagonism -between
the others who follow, hliri without
loving him. have in recent years.proclaimed the doctrine that only the industrial movement of ' the . working
class is capable of revolutionary, action. Polltl'qnl notion is merely to
vote. The political party is only a
propaganda club thnt urges men^to ex-
pross certain opinions at the polW.
The ballot is merely, a declaration of
■fueling. The might and the force ot
the working clnss can onlv be expressed in the revolutionary general strike,
or, ns Do Leon savs, "In the general
lookout of the capitalist class."    • '
Now, the thing that strikes one most
In all such talk ls that those mon have
tho snme HmltPd conception of political notion ns the anarchists, To vote
Is,their definition'of pollticnl action.
Tbey mil It "to stick wnds of paper
In n bov," And' thnt cortnlnly seems
vorv tnmn Indeed enmpnral with riots
nnd misHnp.re. Having accepted tlio"
fliinrchlBt's definition of political ac
tlon, Do Leon" nnd his pupils arrive,
ns i. co.i80quor.co, at prnctlcnllv the
snmo conclusions ns tho nnnrchlstfl.
Now to this .limited nnd fnulty con-
coptlrm of political action let us op-
Poro tbo vlow of Jules Guosdo,
Guosdo Is one of tho veterans of tho
French movomont who * lias novor
known itho whys of compromise, His
flcrco, unbending logic, his passion-
nto nnd unndultorated Marxian philosophy, hns mado lilm porhaps the
most striding personality In modorn
Roolnllsm, Ho linn known In llfo but
two onomlou, the- capitalist and tlio
nnnrclilHt. Ho bas beon us pliless In
IiIb warfare on tlio ona as on tho
other, nnd nil tho now phrases of tlio
Direct Actionists lio meats with lho
flattest contradiction, "Political notion In," ho declared nl a groat French
Socialist congroHH, "nocogHarlly revolutionary. It dotoH not nddross Itsolf
to tho employer, but to tho stato,
whllo Industrial action addresses It-
nolf to tho industrial omployor or to
tho nsHoelntlons of omployorB. Industrial action does not attack tho employer an an Institution, because th«\
employe Is tho effect, the rosult of
capitalist proporty. As soon as capitalist property shnll Imvo dlsnphonr-
nd, thn omployor will disappear, nnd
not boforo, It Is In tho floclnllst
Pnrty—bocauto It la n pollticnl pnrty
' *      i ' fi    1  i i       ,    n i
»«••**    !__.#* C    tlfy^ttifi   **(»*•*■••**    ...V    Iti**/*^ 1 Jl
f'bM. T\T.fl ...M In -why iv Por-blht
Pnrty Is truly nn oconomlo pnrty,
tending to transform soclnl political
economy. , .
"At tho prosont moment words'hnvo
♦ Wtl^   l™nn**t,rinr.       ,\ff*    1    n\*fMf}N    IIV/i
to urgo tho comrades strongly never
to nllow It to be believed that trade
union action is taken only by the political or_.onli__.tlon of the working
class. It It tho party of tho working
class which lead* It—tbat Is to sny,
the Boclnllst Party—because property
I* a soclnl Institution which cannot
be transformed except by the exploited clssa making um of political power
for tbla purpose,...
"I rtalln tbat the Dtreet AetlonUts
attempt to identify political action
wltb parliamentary action. No; electoral action ts wen ae parliamentary
art ton mar b* 'Anna, pleete of polltl'
cal action.    Tnejr are not political
action as a 'whole, -which is the effort
to seize public powers—the , government. - Political action is the people
of Paris taking possession of the Hotel
de Ville in 1871. It is the- Parisian
workers marching upon the National
Assembly in ,1848. ..-. . ..Tpthose who
go about claiming that political action-
jis,extolled by the party^ reduces itself
to'the.productoon of public officials,
you„,wlll oppose a flat denial.' Political action is moreover not the. production' of, law's., It is tho grasping by
the working class of tho manufactory
laws; it is the political expropriation1^ the employer" class, ;. which
alone permits its economic expropriation." \
- "I wish that some ono would explain
to" me how.the--breaking of street
lights,' the disemboweling of soldiers,
.the burning of factories . '7, y Supposing that the strikers were the masters-of the streets and should be 'able
to "take possession of the factories,
would not the»•!actories still, remain
private .property? Instead of toeing
the property of a few employers or.
stockholders, they would' become the
property of the 500 br the 5,000 work-
Ingmen who had taken them, and t,ha"t
is all. The owners of the property
will have changed; the system of
ownership will' have remained the
same. J       >
1 L
* ..        '_.    '    ' # ^ ,.
"And ought we not to consider it necessary to; say that to the worker's
over and over again?, Ought, we to
allow .them.to take a path tliat leads
nowhere?--. . . . No, the Socialists
could not, without crime,"lend themselves to such trickery. ■* It is our imperative duty to bring back the workers to reality, to remind them always
that .one can only be revolutionary if
one attacks-the government, and the
state. . . ., Trade union action fights
within the circle of capitalism without breaking through it, and that is
necessarily Reformist, in the good-
sense of tlie word. In' prder to ameliorate the conditions of the victims of
capitalist..society, it does not touch
the (system. All the revolutionary
wranglings can'avail nothing against
this fact. Even when a strike,is triumphant, the day after the strike the;
wage-earners remain wage-earners,
and. capitalist, exploitation continues.
It is a necessity, a fatality which trade-
union action suffers. ..."      y ' ,"
tries that "had,-jenabled the anarchists
of 'France^ -tb;,}disrupt;.tlieYworking;
class movement .of<that country; se'rv-r
ed De'Leon'he__^'-jjk"hi's'effort1 to i>&.
"come the'-masterYni,Indvoft!the Indus-''
trial Workers';bfi.|bfe";Wprld[, 'YY., -7X
• "The immediate^ aim_;,qt^the Com-
nunist's," - says1 Mars'. and^-Bnglei .'ita'
i;..:„  f.,U—t~'rfV-',, u:       ...r   /?  _.   ..  -
their historic "[Manifesto,  "is '.\J;\ the
of Political power by the"pro-v
Socialist Mayor of- Berkley* Prefers tto
Y,Give.Hla^ Money "to Poor Than; to""'-?
*y   Banquet;
conquest <
:', "The• 'proletariat.-; must^''■-they Y,repeat, ''first of ^'acquire political "supremacy." '7"7y-A''i r-.,- 7'>v--y" -* '
"The first'step-iiiVthe devolution'iJy!
the .working classYis,'; they/'dec'lare
again, "to raise, the proletariat [to the
position of ruling class, .o,win the'bat-"
tie of .-'democracy..-. The .proletariat
will use its political," supremacy,, to
wrest, by degrees;' all capital from the
Bourgeoisie," etc. "-,'S"Y   ';.    '■  - \
These^ are thefsimpleYfoundation
principles'of mbdern-;SocIallsm". . For
fifty years the workers have labored
slowly and painfully to build up great
political organizations of the working
class. The roadYbas been long, the
journey has brought.many bitter, dis-
appplntments. ,Yet, today light ap-
pea>rs on the hotizon. We aro, in the
opinion of- many, entering upon a
great revolutionary -period. We aro
nearlng the hour when the work ofr a
half' a century is beginning to ..bear
fruit.. It needed nb Marx to teach the
workers to Btrlke or to riot." It re-
quired a Marx to' teach .the workers
the revolutionary possibilities of "political action. . Tons upon tons of literature and multitudes of tireless.agitators have been, required to raise the
working class from' the blind folly of
mob action and sabotage., And well
may we ask ourselves whether theories and • sophistries' developed in'
France and in America ln the maneuvers bf certain*■ leaders .for master-
. i r    ■ ,
ship shall displace the tried, and tested principles'of Marxian Socialism?
/'Capitalism is^a social, political and
economic system, Its fortifications
are manned by legislators, police, armies and ' courts. ,'■ The ownership' by
the1, capitalist class of the means" of
information, of production, of transportation, of lex change, of public powers, of social wealth, of natural re-,
sources—all this and more constitutes the . power of capitalism.- Its
right is' founded in tradition, in legis-
tlon, and in -moral sanction, .no less
than In actual- material power. And
he whojhinks'to capture this society'
by,, having the "working, class forcibly,
take possession .of a mine, ot a rail;
road, er,,of a factory, wherever it can-
understands Socialism about as little
as the j bandit who believes that-to
.-'-f-4   •,>.-.",.■_..  -v. ■-''  ;  .    m 7~~^.-
GEO.: PATON NOMINATED «c < r= '• l' ~
"YY ■:"v;v\ Y WR'! ALBERTA'R I DING,
.••_'<   tt
■ VM
'.- SAN.-F_U.NCIBC9.YF.eb.-i2:—Jin "bV
balfiof-LazEtoiis^liyirigiat the gale," 'J.'
Stitt IWiisbn^Sociallst mayor'"" of ^Ber Ie-;
veleyVaeclined"t,bd_ty to attend',the banf
quet.t.pf '..the. i Associated'- Charities' ,i>f -
San-^raaclsco,;at-which;,the' guests!
wjbo pj.^$3',a«piate .wilLwatchrmbylng,
,picture_Tillustrating how-needy '"taml-
lles.liye.*' -y'^Y, y- 'T, X; X:X ^X
declinatio'n,v"d9es;not 'receive fpuffleif
ent'salary'.tb dine with the social, class'
that can squander,$3 on'one.meal-^,
and-1 prefer' to give this. ?3" to'some
needy family. . Three dollarskwlll buy
three suits" of children's underwear or
keep a child for a week,-^ '. ',;/" r'
7 "But'the 'supreme reason' which" I
offer for not accepting your" invlk:
tlon to this-banquet is that .there is
something positively vulgar.. and ostentatiously-pagan In the spebtacio of.
a group^ of citizens of .the' twentieth'
century city sitting down to a,|3 banquet - while picture's - are being shown
displaying the- hunger of tho poor.,"
"If you offer,'rebuke to me for pub-'
llcly- declining this Invitation on the
ground,-if-'I did not wish to attend, I
could stay away and keep silent,- I
reply4hat If anything under Heaven
should be open to the moral sense of
the community,1 It Is the activities and
functions of organized associated charities. '. The business of such a body In
their dealings to the poor and'for the-
poor is'thej business of every - human-
beihg.'; y   ".   . - yy' ° '. "7 7-7-•
''I shair gladly repent this letter "it
1^ can be intellectually. ,and morally
convinced that, my ethlcarand spirl-
tuil attitude is discourteous or wron j.
"This in behalf of Lazaru's.iying at
the gate.    .-"'-,-    ,       ;Y -' •■' * '
J -    (Signed)r   J. STITT WILSQN."
iJS ,r y (R*d .Deer Advocate)rii,". ,-:■ /-;;
Y'T^e-Sbcialisis'^tbis'Provincial Rid-^.
ijn.4;beld7^'a "cbnyentlon bn-.Thursday,
Jan^ary^^Srd^in the^dDeers Social- *
Ist>Hall,Y^Th'ere waB '■ a=(;goqd'..'atten- ":'•'. Y1"---;^
aanceYa^'Sumber" of; delegates'cbnilrig 'V. '„.: -v
-   " -''   -«--'-■ "---•'--- ■"•       --■     ■'■•   „,).
' Any word, of mine would only serve
to mar the perfection of- this masterly
logic of Guesde's. I know of nothing
in Socialist literature which deserves
so much study,,and thought pf our
younger party' members. ' I- marvel
■that any one has been able in so few
words to sustain the party position
against tho onslaue-hts of those who
clamor for direct action. This Is no
time to go into the history of the terrific battles that have occurred In the
progress of our movement over this
very question. Yet, the result of
those battles ls tho pledge every man
tnkos when he becomes a member of
our party. We do not nsk his views
as to the theories of Socialism or ns
to the details of tho co-oporntivo commonwealth. We ask only thnt he believe ln tho organisation of tho working class Into a distinct nnd SRpnrato
pnrty for tho capture of public powers. Tliat Blmplo pledge contnlns tho
very OHsenco of Mnrxln'n Soclnllsm;
nnd not only ln this country, but ln
overys othor as woll, the door of our
pnrty Ib oloRcd to all who dony the
noceBBlty of political action,
Guesde Bays that Socialists could
not without crime lend themselves tb
tho trickery of allow! ng tho workors
to tnko thn pnth that lends nowhere.
Yet wo know thnt both in Franco nnd
In Amorlcn .men professing to bo Socialists oro todny committing that
crlmo. Woll, whon a crime' ls committed wo Book tho motivo, nnd In this
Instnnco tho motivo Is cnslly found,
As I have shown olsowhero, anarchists, 'radical" politicians, and certain nd von hirers In Franco. soiiRht to
.flpllt tho working clnss of thnt country Into two wnrrlng sections nnd to
forco tho Socialists out of tho leadership, of tho Vronch unions. To nc-
PompllBh this ond, pollticnl notion
wni denounced an bourgeois, whllo direct notion wnn Inuded ai the solo revolutionary wonpon of tho •• worklpu
class, When one wants to do anything, ono can always find a philosophy to bnck up ono'a denlro. Dlroct
notion, therefore, quickly developed
Into n complete revolutionary philosophy,
In this country something of tho
snmo sort hnppone^l, When De Loon
Bnw his party fndlnjr nway he soujrht
now fields to conquor, and In 1905 the
'r!V.i"!_''.r-' w??V'-?v
ponwrt. - In 11MM
trace of direct actlnnlnm In Tie Icon's
thought. Tils party nt the Amsterdam congress voted against the gene-
ral strlko resolution aubmlttod:by AI-
1*>mnnp T.* fron rnttfr* to thnt im»t_.
tloman as a "flannol-mouth blather
aklte. whose leading principle la th*
cart-before-tho-horso' Idea of a 'Konoral
strike,'" In a report which De Leon
submitted to that congreM lt Is wild
that "It la only by the ua* of their
pollllcnl power,1h«t the working class
can abolish capitalist rule and privilege."
That was In 1(04. tn 1*W D# Leon
b*d developed bis new thaorlns of
Ilie "lockout or the caplUltat clan."
Tbe Socialist ballot became weaker
than a woman'* t**r*. Tbouglit*
and *t*cu.st.ona wb.tta b* bad. aot
dreamed ef two years Moro sow po*-
Mssed hit mind,
.hrrr.   wn«   not   rt
'A girl can pever understand how an
Innocent looking man knows so "much."
jar; platform-'btLtneYsbciallstY'Party_,v
of CanadEyand1*' adopts lUunchanged.-! ^'
as a working,-platform,""fbr",the pref-,.
sentycampaign.< Y        ~'y y ' ;    y,
y This convention' endorses the repre-   ,
sentation_pf' Comrade" C.1 M. O'Brien ln   ;
. the. Legislative ,Asse_nbly,; and  ex-    ,
tends.to him a Vote of appreciation for «'
his, work- tot Socialism, -both in the..,
Legislative Ai_»___bly."and'elsewhere.\;Y
Y-TTio following'resolution ^was eiitUu-- \!
slnstlcally adopted by a standing vote',
of_all pr„esent-r' '   . ' ,  "*■"        ;
.,; Whereaa -jt  becomes   increasingly^
evident, that the ruling class'of Can-.' "
ada are doing everything,, in   their *
power tb, foster the barbarous spirit-
of militarism, especially by their naval
proposals, and through the medium of
the "Boy Scout" movement'; -'
Y, Whereas - the, latter Is encouraged
and endorsed by. the' various churches
the members of which pretend to.be
disciples of "The Prince of-Peace."v
.- And' .whereaB,' the Socialist bodies
throughput'" the \v( rid are on record
ao-behi,5."qpposed ^to   the   whol-3«s\ev'
ihurdw of. n:f.n Vy man;;   t ''   ' ;■
\Be It'therefore resolved, that this •
convention strongly, and emphatically,
pretest ngalnst .'such   savage propa-'
ganda'byboth church and state, and -
declares Itself ln'.favor of world-wide'
disarmament,     ,     -     ' y"'       ';",''■
Comrade George' Paton,- of CoiitentrY
was selected' as the party's candidate"
in the .forthcoming election, and t*;eYr,
meeth">g closed' with the enthu.i-v.tf-i
slngi'ig of "The Red, Flag."     y   "«• - "■•
his purse is a work of democracy.
(Issued toy tho U. S. Bureau of Mines)
Two disasters havo occurred within
recent months due to certain defects
in miners' safoty lamps. The lamps
wore of the modern naptha or gasoline , owning type v with double gauze,
shield and glass globe,.-, Each lamp
caused an Ignition of gas within' a
mine; ln ono caso a dozen men were
killed and In-the other case several
men woro sovorely burned.
1 The first explosion resulted from
tho pnrts of the lamp being Improperly nsBomblod, tho top nsbostas gaBkot
bolng doubled upon, ltBolf, so that a
.part of tho glass was not ln,contact
with tho Rask'ot,- and an open space
was loll between' llio top of lho glass
nml the gauzo. , When this lighted
lapip wna Inserted Into nn explosive
mlxturo of gas and ali', tho gas flamed
within the lamp and Ignited the gaseous mixture outsido of the lamp. ' >
The flocond oxdIobIoh also resulted
from a lamp bolng improperly assembled, In this caso tho pull-bar which
oporntes the scrntchcr for Igniting
the'match thnt lights tho wick was
left out of tho Inmp. The lamp when
lighted nnd plncod In nn explosive
mlxturo of air and gas in ovory cane
Ignited the gaseous mlxturo outsido
of tho lamp.
A numbor-of minors' safoty lamps
have boen found In uso in gnsoous
mlnos with tho pull-tmr removod, To
romovo tho pull-bur Is a most dangerous practice, and should not bo nl-
lowed, since It renders tho lamp Just
as dangerous nn nn open-flnme lamp.
At ono mlno whero safoty Inmps
with mnenotlo locks aro usod , flno
holes wero detected in tho bason of
several lamps. Those holes bad boon
drilled so that the lamps could be
openod In tho mlno by tho uso of a pin
or neodle, thus nullifying'tho safety-
valuo of the magnetic locks,
Lnmps should ho cnrnfully examined when they nre turned In at the onS-
of a shift, na well as whon 'thoy, are
.. »i. 1 if
n.b«»r o-mrilny*1 rnnv V.f. hMrt nrrrm-nt-
nble for any alteration or dnmngo to
his lamp,
ilia villi* FiiRti
Tho Socialist Tarty i» tho only political party that Increased Ua vote at
tb* 101J election, a* the following
table will show:
19M/—Democrat: Aryan, 8,409,104,
,«l2,~-WlUon, 0,2Dl,&7ft. Lot*, 111,.
lJM.~R«pttWlean: Taft. 7.67H.MI.
Wl—Toft and Rooaayelt, 7.6M.2S..
Lota, 69.674.
»»tr--Pro/ir»«alv«; Cbama, S5J.4.0.
Utlr-CUR-U :0S,T62.   Ui«, «,0T«.
HW.~«oel*Uit: Deba, 414,411.
Tb* Mn* aopbla-llltlL-XMiba, MUM.  Oaln, 476,113.
' SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L.,,Pre.ldent       ,'
' '"',      ,- yr -~ •>   General Manager '' y • .■' _ Aailstant General Manager '' '
CAPITAL, $15,000,000 REST, $12,500,000;
-The Canadisn Bank of Commerce, by reason of Its large number of brandies in -■
.eveiy Province of Canada, with direct representation in'London!' Engl, New York, '.
,San Francisco,' Seattle, Portland, Oie., Mexico and St John's Nfld., with Amenta and  '
; Correspondents in every part oi the world, is able to offer unsurpassed facilities to the '
gravelling public, enabling them to obtain money in the simplest way at any point on '
their journey the world over.   The Travellers; Cheques and Letters of Credit, issued .
by this Bank'overcome the annoying; difficulties of obtaining funds abroad, especially '
Jn placjs where identification is difficult ■" "<-; .  ,        ■    . .- - -  '-• •
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marks, lire, kronen,' etc., can be cashed or purchased at reasonable rates. B.e
■-L.  A7  8.-DACK,   Manager FERNIE- BRANCH .   '
Una J Office
Oapitat. I'aid' Up „ ,*,,. $3,000,000.
HI.8BUV1. ANO UKI-IVIOKI. PlUll'ITrt '   3,6O.,O0D
,T0TAI, Ahskw , ; over45,000,000,
'Just as a Buccesetui merciinnt makes every
effort to give- hie customers courteous, efficient attention.'bo-do the officers of the I3nnk
of Hamilton cVdeovor i0 render to depositors'
every servlse coiiBlBtent- with conservative
ba lilting practice.
, • No,deposit Is too sniull to nBtmre the depositor cofiBldernte trctftmeni—(he Hnvliif.6
accounts of those In modern to 'circumstances'
Hie wolcom'edYWltli com-tofly, rind witli "an-
sence of undue formality which,makes banking a convenience and a pleasure,
Mt. j. Stanley, Agent
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h by tailing
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tahletfi are made rentier them plcaaant to tako. and
effoctivo in results,    Fifty chocolatccoatcd tab.1
lots in uaeh box.    Will break up a cold in leas than
24 hours. _ ■ 25o. per Box.
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Box 5.11
, v    , Cure of W. P. Williams ,
West 1^^0ia War
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Striking Miners.Stand:Firm in Their Position at
,;   Kanawtiax-Operators Resort to Any and
y      All Methods; Publicity Has Effect.      ,,    i
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Fine. _Neck^oar, Sox/ Caps;, Underwear, Shirts; Suits,;,;.
.,' Trunkg,;Grips,>Boots &yShoesi comdv'toY/," -'
James H; Naylor, YBeilevue
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■■"We'see by-the late reports" from
the" strike field on the Kanawha River
in West Virginia, that tie merry war,
still goes on^-wlth the striking miners
standing firm - and^ the operators: re-
sorting to every means' within' their
power to weaken the' determined opposition of the miners, •
The-transportations, as' the Imported strikebreakers aro designated, are
growing fewer aB time goes on. The
publicity that tbe strike: situation bas
been given In all sections of the" country Is having the desired "effect, in
curtailing the importation of men into
the strike zone:
Paul J, Paulsen, a correspondent
from the seat of war, in a recent.article' describing the conditions in and'
around .the mines that are on strike,
gives a graphic, account of the ■ experience passed through by two trans
^.y the company guards,   who   were
ready to shoot anyone who attempted
to pass tbo dead line. "■' v "    '
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However, the desperation'of tho situation prompted these two, men to
take a desperate'chance in an effort to
make tlielr getaway. So ope stormy
night they made the .effort, and ventured up to tho "danger lino. of' the
picket-force that was patrolling the
outer works / of .this modern slave
camp. When they had got as close as
it 'was possible to got without being
discovered nnd perhaps riddled with
bullets, they took to the stream of water' that coursed ,its way through'the
narrow valley, and with the lcey water
emerolrig their bodies they wormed
their way along the water course for
a long'distancc until they were outside
of the immediate danger line,    - *
 r-?-~* -■—         Alter   leaving   the   water   course,
p'orts who xwere' being, held against these men, soaking wet with ice cold"
their will at one, of the strikebound water, caught a freight train and jode
mines. It appears those two fellows to one' of0the camps of the striking
had, through false representation in miners, where ,they were given Jood
regard'to "the work that they were to and shelter..' Later they were fur-
engage in,. been induced to come to  nished transportation to their' homes.
Woof   "\71t-qs!«Io    _*_*/■_*«    .%._■_«..   v«_.t.   -_j_!.. »_,..-■_.__. '   •
of experience'and science to overcome
the difficulties that Nature has 'reared
against them' by the employment cf efficient machinery to cheapen the processes of'mining, by care and.Industry
to improve the attributes of their J>r,o-
duct;-and by a wise selection'of sites
for'the generation of energy to.cfieat
Mstances and save" their unconsidered
trifles. " ' ■ - - "   -■
West Virginia-from i>)e\v' York city
After boardine the triin nnrt ™.h™    •    , .     u     wnose c,ma u years oltl was at work,
well on., tholr way, the, car that thej
mill the superintendent sent her child-
. to Europe commencing: Nov
to Eastern Canada. Dec. 1
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X. " Fernie-Montreal, return, 72.15
;   Fernie-Toronto, return, 67. IS
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,"   * J „'Corresponding.Low^Rates/toipoirifs in '..;-.'
\j\ ,.    Quebec, Ontario.' and .Maritiroe^Efovinc'esi-^
oocuDloii alone with othor «._... H__5ii  -7T ^ f°r°e in a"y Part °f thI,i llb.er-  miu lue superintendent sent her child
iTtS t?™£Z^!?% ^°-l--try, but week after week  home and said he would have to take
her name from the payroll. A few
days later he asked the mother to
make an affidavit that she was unable
to support the child. She refused to
clo so, declaring that she was able to
support the child. In a few days the
child was sent for and was again re
ned for the same purpose, that .of we are informed of the tragic" events
strikebreaking!" was detached from the that are transpiring in the mountains
train and^a single engine coupled on,  of West Virginia.'   Men are found dead
and a record.run made to their des
tination-without a single stop. " '--•>
Things were not In" the remotest
way as they'had been represented
to them. When they remonstrated
they were plainly told what was expected of them'and what'the results
would -bo if they undertook ,to rebel
attain st the orders of the company.
These men made an "effort to Inform
their friends of the' condition they
were placed in, but the letters .that
were mailed never reached their, destination; it 'can be easily, 'imagined
why they did not.when, the 'coal companies-own everything in .'sight,-'the
U.S. post office included.^ .However
^ one- of these men succeededjn prociir-
I Jng'a special delivery atamn ST-pA hV tM°
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Grand {Union Hotel
'.     "■,/.''■   COLEMAN, Alia.''',
We cater to the workingman's trade
G, A. CLAIR" ;-;   . Proprietor
means got a letter through the lines by
posting it on a mail train.',.'" Soon "a return answer'came by the> special delivery, route and also the Information
that, the coal company had answered
eric of the letters iv.i.ie'n by tho wife
of ,che of the, men, suiting that tho
Pfirty she was inquiring for had left.
tno camp,-his-whereabouts not'be'iig
known, all of whicl} was false from
fct.'irt to finish. " _
The wife of this unfortunate man
informed her husband that she was
In straightened ■ circumstances and if
rellof was not forthcoming she would
bo placed ln a dosperato situation, and
might, through the force of circumstances, fall by the wayside.
This ninn was in a frenzied state of
mind, anxious to go to tlie succor of
his family, but was'provontod from doing so by tho picket lino maintained
I extend my cordial good wishes to 'my many
friends and patrons with sincere appreciation of
their courtesies during 1912, and the hope, that
continued prosperity' and happiness may be the
portion of all during the coming year.
J. D. Quail
p ■•'*
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Wrlto NOW and learn just what thl* now piofouloo may wean lot you
n The Scottish miners, having, noted
the trend of selling prices .recently,
have resolved to ask for a wage-advance of 25 per cent, equal ,to-25 cents
a day, and the Federation's application" to this effect was lodged at the
.Scottish Coalmasters* Association offices in Glasgow on January 9th. The
miners made a similar application-in
April last, following the strike, and
Lord Hunter, as\_eutral chairman of
the Conciliation Board, awarded them
half, or a 12^ per cent Increase. Later
they obtained Cy, per cent advance
equal altogether tp 18 cents a day,
English miners during the same period
have obtained two advances of G per
cent, each! It is expected that the
Scottish coal owners will oppose the
present application on the ground that
it Is not Justified by the current-rate
of prices. About 100,000 miners are
concerned and'the granting of the full
advance asked for would mean another
$150,000 a week in wages.
Coal and Coke
No doubt it would be hard to con-
In the woods surrounding the armed
camp, shot to death by the company
thugs when they attempted to ^escape
the peonage under which they were being', held. . <
What a beautiful! idealistic civilization we-are'under, t'o be sure, when
man can be made'slaves'of right, so to
speak, next door neighbor to us.
By the way, Governor Glasscock, of
West Virginia, has pardoned all the
,men sent to the,penitentiary fro'm.the
strike, zone,- who were'convicted'-on
charges emanating from the strike situation. The .operators are endeavoring to induce,the governor to send tlie
troops into .the;stril.« zone again, hut
he appears to be just a trifle timid in
responding to 'tlie.demands of the'coal
barons. ■ \Y'   '
The U..M. W. of A.ois determined
to establish .fair conditions ■ in the
West .Virginia coal fields. The immense power and influence that is
baclj of this movement,in an effort to
establish a fa'ir^'age and fair conditions for the mine' workers of West
Virginia will "push this industrial war
to a successful outcome.
^ Never before In the history of the
mining Industry in West Virginia, in
the many struggles that1 have been
carried on .n nn effort to organlzo the
mines, has there'been tho determination to win at any coBt, that Is evident lri tho prosecution of tho prosont
Htrugglo. May tho efforts of these
loyal mon, flgjitlng for a living wage,
bo crowned with success.—OBSERVER.
FORECAST OF 1913    .
Forecasting tho probablo out-turn of
the yonr 1013 ln the British conl trade
at the end of nn editorial review for
the yonr 1012, tho Colliery Guardian
The colllerleB havo boon ablo to
transfer/to tho shoulders of the public
a largo slinro, at loast, of the Inoroasod
cost of production. Horo fortuno bus
boon on tlieir side; but when trado
again begins to descend into tho
trpuuh the onus will bo plncod upon
the consumer oftrnnsfon-liig tho burden-a tfiHk much more difficult Hutu
that of roiilstlng Its Imposition undep
similar conditions of trndo, The producer of raw mntorlnl who obstlnatoly
Brliids down IiIh customers without ro-
nurd for the Inttor'H clrrumHtuneus not
only fulls In his duty to tho stato, bul
At a'South Carolina mill a widow
whose child 11 years old was at work,
gularly employed. Her age was reported by the company at 14 years.
v At still another mill in the same
state a woman said: "They just
keep at a' person until they havo tp
let them work whether they want to
or not. I don't want them to know
that I've got another girl. They'd,
have !her right in that mill, and I
want her to help ,me."_ A boy of 10
years was already working, and the
girl referred to was 9 years "old.
At a mill in North Carolina n wo-
for hoth her boys and required her to
take them out of' school. She refused
for a time,-but yielded because she
feared that her husband would lose
his job. The boys were 11 and 14
years old.      '
At another" mill, In North Carolina
the mill company threatened to ovi'ct
a widow from a'company house.because her child, 11 years old, too often
remained at home sick instead of
In a mill in South Carolina, although thor'o wero 17 employes under
12 years of ago, none wero so reported. ' The agent who Investigated the
mill wrote: "Nobody not of unusual
gullibility to bollevo that the overseers
In all those cases neod havo boon do-
celvod. Soveral children woro scarcely 9 years of ngo and so young in appearance that no person of "ordinary
oxporlonco should bo deceived ns to
their agos."—From Vol, I of Sennto
Document No. 6-1t>; Roport on Condition of Women and Child Wngc-Earn-
ers In tho United Statos.
Little One Dying Unbaptlzed—Father
Tried to Commit Suicide
TORONTO, Ont., Fob. 4.—To pro-
codo a llttlo unbaptlzod kouI Mo tno
presence, of tho Great Judge, nnd thoru
plend Its ense, Rnffnnlo l<:mlllo trUt'l
to kill himself beforo thn nltnr of Our
Lady of Mount Cnrmol. Such Ih tho
fantasllo oxplanntlon glvon for tho romnrkablo shooting affair' on William
street yesterday.
Today In tho pollco court Iin plead-
od hnrd to bo allowed to nttond tlio
funornl of tho child, bnt his plen wim
"It wns IiIh doslro to hiivo his baby's
In the mul, must Buffer hltnuelf.' Thus soul Hint made him attempt to rotn-
mil miloldo," said Mr. Hiibho, the Ital-
A relative In
Don;t hesitate,    Don't argue,
and your future.
1843. Broad way  '
a permanent rise In tho price or fiml
In n mnttor Ions for Jubilation thnn for Inn Interpreter todny,
Brnve concern,   The outlook in UiIh" Wliinlpi-K wns chosen ns .Qotipiiruiit,
rospoct   is   not   unpromising. -  Tlio nnd whllo they »voro walling for hlin
Bi'lei'rn of miinnwinpiit lu Htfirllly improving, Ihn benefits of rffoctlvo or-
_!nnl7utlnii nrcbolug locognized mnro
irennrnlly, and tho potentInl valuo of
Ihe Rtihsldlnry pi-oducta of ronl Ih bo-
hit? mnro pnrnvHtly cnnvnHnnd,     n«-
tt.lrt»v« UiRlHlntlon hns. Indeed, tho of-
frf«f  rf  Hl'lUff" f   Pmnlitfirndtn  *,■>>->.■.»„.,
! to nur.li tendonoioH, hut nt (bo ww'to.  1t\*o ll.o rw-vt
i Mmn It  may grontly discount  tholr I  — ■
I • nlno.   Dnrlng'tlic past yonr tho rowel i „
I huti b-ivn too vlRorously applied.        j
j    Ah >•«,minis the Immediate future. It |
■ 'h ret •lnrff".nnfblr> tn nnMolnntn n ent.. *
.'t'.'-iinf-n nf Knnd  .raiting condll'.'oni.
well into tho present yenr, nnd the
frnvarl biHlno-.H already arranged It-
! soli OBfiin-H a prosperous yrnr In 101,1,
War* mi'i ftrlkos may, of courso, emmet
a rftvofsal, but the outlook Is murh
to come to Ihe christening the lltllo
onn took sick nnd died. When tho
child took hI_-1< Kmlllo went out nftor
the priest ho tlmt It could bo linptlwd,
but hn rnuld not find ono In tlmo. Sotting his child dying, In rtnnpnrntlon lio
rushed to thn church to kill ItlmROlf
i..c«..   M      t, . .....
Coal & Coke Output
for tHe Past Year
• By W. Fleet Robertson, Provincial: j 1911, 442,000 tons; 1912, f,299,000 tons.
Mineralogist "'      '.   The coke production'figures have al
ready been given. The Crows Nest
Pass Coal Co., besides continuing op,
eration of various mines at its Coal
Creek and Michel collieries, opened
a new mine at Coal Creek,' known as
No. 1 East, developing It to a producing capacity of 1,000 tons a day. In
addition, a new seam of coal, above
No. 1 seam at Coal Creole, was opened,
and at the close of the year there were
-being made preparations for its permanent development. This company's
output of coal from tho Coal Creek
nnd Michel collieries was abp.ut 9G3,-
000 long tons, of which 327,000 tons
was made into 220,000 tons of coke.
Only, ordinary mining development
we're done at the colliery of the Hosmer Mines, Ltd., tho gross production
of coal last year having been 213,000
tons, of which 69,000 tons was made
Into 44,000 tons of coke.
Of new coalfields in various parts
nf tho Province there is little to report so far as concerns probable oarly
production of coal. Little advance-
ment^vas jnade In tho upper Elk River
District toward the utilization of'the
large quantity of coal in this part of
the Province, estimated byD. B. Dowl-
ing, of the Geological Survey of Canada, as covering an area of 140 square
miles, and containing approximately,
14,000 million tons of mineable eoal.
Until railway transportation shall he
provided, this important district will
remain undeveloped. ' 'Neither in the
northern part of Cariboo District nor
in the North Thompson River country,
in both of which coal is known tooc-
cur, is there a present prospect of production. Prospecting of coal measures on Graham Island of the Queen
Charlotte group has been carried on,
and In one instance a comparatively
small output is expected for 1913.
Preliminary returns received show
a gross production In 1912,of 3,066.000
long tons of coal, as compared with
2,298,000 tons in  1911,, and 3,139,000
tons in 1910.    The. quantities made in
to coke in these several years were:
In 1912, about 395,000 tons; 1911, 105,-
000 tons; and 1910, 339,000 tons.   The
not quantities of coal--that   is,-  the
production on .record after deduction
of the   coal made into   coke—were:
For 1912, 2.C50.000-tons;  1911, 2,193,-
000 tons; and 1910, 2,800,000 tons,   In
estimating   the   net   production   for
1912, an allowance has been made for
a possible slight reduction in the total
when the final figures   arc   received.
The quantities of coke manufactured
in the respective years were   as   follows: In 1912, 264,000 tons; 1911, 66,-
000   tons;    1910,   218,000   tons.     Of
course, all,these quantities omit odd
figures.below thousands.     The comparison of gross production   as   (between that of the year 1912 and 1910,
respectively, is made for the reason
that in the later year the output was
the largest in the history    of   coal-
mining in British Columbia.     In this
connection-it is "of interest to  note
that, notwithstanding that labor difficulties so affected tbe operation of
thevcoal mines at Extension and Cumberland, Vancouver Island, during the
last'quarter of the year as, to cause
a decreased production from them in
1912of 107,000 tons as compared with
1911, the net decrease in production
of the whole Province was but 73,000
tons, so that-had it uot been for the
temporary unfavorable' conditions  at
the mines just mentioned, there is little doubt that the year  1912 would
have foeen a record year in the production of coal.
Reviewing the production in 1912
of the separate' districts, it is seen
that Vancouver Island mines together made an output of about 1,553,-
000' tons; those 'of Nicola and Simil-
kameen, ,214,000 .tons'; and of Crows
Nest. 1,299,000 tons. '* The, whole of
the 395,000 tons made into coke was
from Crows'Nest mines, so that the
net .production of coal jn.that district
WINNIPKU. fob. •.'.-Premier ,tl.it-
lln, In the loglHlnturo tiinlirht placed
hlmsolf on record ns bolng opposed to
(ho principal of tho Initiative and ro-
'...«..« »l..,-rU «Un u"WH'*hor;'o'.!',n,nJ;,l,1|'I',n ""' «rm»\^f » «'»«
i ..tro • nn tho thrnsholil of 1912. i ,n«,P"«u^ "nwarwiitiH.. Hoelallstle
„,, ! iml  iin-Hrlf»«h       Whll,.  II   m|-"!>t   lit
liim- u»*v»>r   Aim n  ur enter  nnod. t .      „ , , ,     ,    ,.   „     _
♦horror,, for those eng«**d tol*^.*™* ""' "' 8' **"* t"" H*
llcrj' <;ntm.rlKo to rnllst all tho .£,  JUM,f  , f°rn' °' ««»•""»«""» W9« "•
'     a'a9 j (ovev,   ho   salil,   If   udoptf-il hor*. it
; would be Ktriklni; a Mow .a tho fotin-
jdatlon* or thf- tlH.ifh <<«■.. .'m.'Mt. H<»
ouot.1.! Pr*ml»r ^»^trlfh,  wt.n '-* np
itilc*1-'  ••■{-. t't >Vi, r_n*» odd*, »t4 hul'
! [iatcii to the prlnciplx to !-.n.'i>of t .a
!•.   -.     it     .i     -*>} v.i. 'number of points advanc'-d.
was ab"ouc"yu4700u tonsT
Iii preftaration for enlarging the output of coal, Important developments
are taking -place on Vancouver' Island1.
The Western Fuel Co. is opening a
new mine, to be known > as Reserve
Shaft mine, situated' noar the mouth
of.' Nanaimo River, on an Indian reserve, distant rather more than three
miles from No. 1 Shaft, Nanaimo. The
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Limited, Is opening a now mlno, No. S, alt-
uatcd about a mile nortli of its No. 7
mine, Union Colliery, Comox District.
This company('is also developing hydroelectric power for uso at Its Union colliery mines, near Cumberland. The
Pacific Coast Coal Minos, Ltd., besides
continuing that development of its
mino at Suquash, in tiro northeastern'
part of Vancouver Island, Is opening a
now mine to tho south of Nanaimo, at
a plnco nbout ono mllo noarnr to Boat
Harbor, the company's Bhlppliig port
for conl from .Its FIddIck colliery, S.
Wellington. Production of coal should
bo commonced in 1813 at all three of
of tho now mlnos abovo mentioned. In
tho Nicola Vnlloy DlHtrlct progress
wns mado nt soveral of tho smnllnr
conl properties. Of thoso. tho Inlnnd
Coal and Coko- Co. wna tho only ono
to Inoronso Its output—from 11,000
toiiH In 1911 to 31,000 Ions In 1012,
Tho Diamond Vnlo ColIIerloH, Ltd., mm-
pondod mining opcratloriH during tho
grantor pnrt of tho yoar. following nn
explosion,, which cnusod tho loss of
sovoral lives; work wns resumed lator
In tho yenr. While tho output of coal
from the mlnos of tho Nicola Vnlloy
Conl nnd Coko Co., Ihe oldest company'
and the ono oporntlug on tho largest
scale Iri this district, wuh smaller thnn
In 1911 ( approximately 1fi2,n0O tons, iih
compnrod with 191,000 tons, In Mill),
ItVtporlnnt explornlory work was.dom.,
for In prospering from No, -1 mlno n
now Bonm of ronl wnn discovered and
nftorwnrd Its development wnn und«r-
tnknn. Anothor rnilwny Ih bolng con-
Htriictoil In the district, nml It Ih hoped
Hint. thlH will ■eventually nfford tin*
much desired rellof lu eonortion with
ffflKllt dill Wll Oil on.il Hhlpin.-HlH
Tho Columbia Conl nml Coko On. cnn-
tinned development of Hh Conliuont
proiioity, In tho vicinity of Tulniiini'ii
ltlvcr. hut shipped only nbout __,imn
tons of coal. The I'rlM-otoii Conl nnd
Lnnd Co.,  operating    nt    Prliicoton,
Hltltlllfrttllffil   liitnnritPfl In- ihn nninntn
tlon nf Itn now cnnl-hniiilllnir plnnt, !
having a cnpiiclty of nbout r,im tons n
dny, but long dIslam-., from lho fr-n-
troH of pupuhtlloii and <Ikj coiiHO'iui'iit (
long frolght hnul aro a Horloutt h.-uull. i
cap to tho nitukf'tlw. of tt* mil   •«■
that it wns not |ini«;tlrii!i|n taut y.-jir .'
to considerably  lurroasn tho output.'
whlrh Is stated to hnvo boon iiho.it '
2?i.0f>0 tohs.     In RoiithfiitKt Kooli-niiy
tho Crows NrtHt District Milieu iniulf a \\
good  showing,  cnnsldnrlnff  that  tho
t'Wi;.on..:;...*. i..:i.i-r..' MriWi- of r..n
hnd uroatly ch rnorallrod thn »nnrkfti
ftli' W,.ll li>   l.iit..-ij  lit. .-I'tiliK tin- trmlf
ot Ciiittnl Htutott (ii-ldN. It Is satlsfnr-
lory.i_» find that, notwitlmtanillng tlm1
sorlous chock r.'t[wrl<»rif<»l, coat-pro
dneilnn .Iriiw* for int.. reached a
total Mily MM!) toiif nm»iU«r than that
iff!'!'?. TU- "tu__....._-.-. i,.;.v.»Ay.u_,-
duce<| In. tliwn surrehnUr* y»ar» voro
ft» ffilldv,'*;   I'.HU,  UU'.m'Kl li.iu- trtiin;
A marriage out, of the ordinary was
that of Thomas M. Gann, secretary;
treasurer of District 19, U. M. ,\V. of A.,
and Mrs. Ethel Neely, of Nashville,
Tenn. Both wore delegates to the
fifteenth annual convention of the Tennessee Federation of Labor, held at
Nashville. Mrs. Neely ..representing
Local No. 133, United Garment Workers. The marriage was solemnized ln
the convention hall in thb presence of
all the delegates.
in going straight to the wear;
spot in treating disease ? If so,
you tfill never use anything
but Peps for coughs, colds, bronchitis, and throat and lung
troubles.   Listen why I
Peps are tiny tablets, which
contain rich medicinal ingredients, so prepared that they turn
into vapour in the mouth, and
arc breathed down tothe throat,
the breathing tubes and lungs
Cough miiturM go—not to tho lungs
und chest at all, but to tho stomnoh,
Tlioro Is abiiolutcly no direct connection
botweon stomach and lung.,
When you Imvi a bad cold, yonr
digoition is woak.ned, Y<ni loso appe-
tlio, and if a mnn, yminnmul amokedoei
not "ituitogood." Ia oiliorwonU, your
digeitivo tyitom is lacking tono. All
eouijh mixtures mako tlili oondltlon
Don't ruin your stomach to hoal your
Jungv Take t. rsmsdy that goes right to
the snot—Pops,
Surprlnlna how tlioy end coughs,
eatarrli, lironnniti", soro-throat, "ukruy.
man's throat/' attlima, nnrin all lufig
tnxibles, Contain no polion, and aro
but for olillilron.
Dr. Gordon Stabloi siya i—"If you
wiih to eaio and end a oouuli, if you
deilro to loonen tlokllng phlogm, and
ol«ar Hi* throat and llio lit nn'ning tn'n a,
uso Pspi. Th* pine ftitnts and balitmio
fumiti, so Imnunclitl is throat and lung
trouhl., wliicb aro IlUratod when a Pop
ii put Into lh* mouth, al«o wrvo another
good ptupoit, Tliey are strongly germl-
eidal.anil nermsof dfliwue In tlio mouth,
on tho Hue, In the throit, and in the
breitllilnft tube*, are at ones dentroyod
by the'' action."
Ifevn ymi tried this famou*
remedy!' If imt, cut out Kill
article, wrlto across it Ihn nam*
and dateof tlili pupor, ami nmil
it (with lo. slump to pay t«t«rn
rmtagej to I'f |Mi Co,,ToKtnio,
froo trial patket will then
boaoiityou. All drug-
i_i-ti ami slo ne sell
I'opi atfifla. bo*.   _j*
Liquor Appotito
Is not Inhorltod
tt Ij flC'il'Irri. tlir.irgh Alsoltnllc
Pouonlng which Neal Treat.
merit rrn(tlf.Mm tri t rtiyi.
ivtl.kjii aid vth.clt tnk«»_ a«vay
ll'iuor apjf-H't" iImij ut tl»«<
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TF any legislation is advanced for the benefit of
^  the working class tliere is at-once a roar sent
up in parliamentary buildings by the representatives of tlie capitalist chisss of "class legislation."
and,homilies are delivered about the "equality of
all men before the Jaw" witli all tlie smugness of
expression that the apologists for the established
order of things are capable. This "equality" humbug ought to be worn threadbare by this time an'd
treated as a huge joke by' the Avorking class, as it
is->by the master class. Of course some of our legal
lights will endeavor to show-that such statements
as the above are erroneous; yet is it not commonplace when anybody'gets tangled up in litigation
to hear the observation made "Who has he for a
.lawyer to defend him?" It's not a case-of, the
merits of tlie points involved as it is the capabilities
of the mental gymnast he has engaged to taker u£
the fight on his behalf.
Law is reputed to be based on common .sense,
still we all know that technicalities have determined many law suits in which common sense was as
remote as tlie poles.-
Bumble'said "the Law is a Ilass." We don't.
Law is very useful to those on whose behalf-it is
primarily fashioned, but provided its operations 'do
not please, and they are strong enough to ignore
them, to them the talk of "Law and Order" is the
veriest twaddle. The Hon.-. IT. II. Emmerson is
credited with saying in the House of Commons at
Ottawa, recently, that the banks were acting as
landlord in direct violation of the Banking Act by
constructing buildingjTand renting, them. Surely
,the speaker, must know what he is talking about,
and yet the Law does not reach1 out and treat the
Banking-institutions with.the same "equality"
that it would some underpaid employee who had
broken the law by abstracting a few five dollar
hills. We do not make this statement as a cou-
. donation of either breach of the law, but solely to
point out a little more clearly that it is high time
it should he realized that the law's applications are
olnstic.      % '
Let us look at another breach of this much .vaunted "Equnlity-beforc-the-law" myth.
A lumberjack'comes to town; he gets drunk; he
• tumbles out of the saloon, reels about the street;
perhaps bumps into somebody and uses language
that is taboo in polite society; along comes a police
officer; lie's hurried off to lho lock-up. The gene-
rnl comment is, "Jt serves him right, ho should not
break the law."
Very well; we'll take a glance at the other side
of the legal medal.
Tliere is n Truck Act. on the statute hooks, and
although it may be rightly claimed,,by Uio legal
fraternity that the law is not broken, it is badly
twisted nlong the lino of the Crow's Nest, us well
as elsewhere Stores are operated under different
names than those of tho corporation having control
of it, thereby whipping the devil around the stump.
We are woll aw nro thnt in many cases Uicho Mores
are administered equally iih well as if thoir pontine-
tion was non-PX.Hlont •with the corporation thnt ^ih
the real owner. We are not declaiming against
Iheir methods, hut only showing the fallacy of tho
"J'..|Uiility'l.oforo-.he-Law" assertion.
Again, despite the laws on tlio Hlnluto hooks of
H. C; supposedly for the protection of lho wag,!-
earno.', there urn ninny compuuieN who uro rolatti.
ing lho wagon of their employees until the 1st >r
May, and yet we do not hear of tlm administr.i.
tors of the law falling over one nnotlior to son lit
its diddles are obeyed hy the lumber ..on."i*i'!"«
Tlio retort may he made ll».«,t if t'nese Iuii|ImM',|iic1<h
do not like this liviitmeiit tlioy cnn quit. Or'
course tliey enn, nnd wlmt luippeiiH? They luive
ceased working nil her thnn he in a state of impc-
cuuioHity all through niic-hiilf the year; a few dollars remains after deiliicliotiH hnvo heen nmde for
the cashing of thoir time olnvk; a visit to town is
Hindi', when il. in nol uiicoiniiioii I'm- the Law lo be
.Hliel.lv Ofienitivi* when il is foutnl tlinl the mint
hnw Kpont hi« few dollars nml enn be chiHHified nx
ono coming tmdor the Vagrancy Act. Ami yot his
breach of Ihe Lnw comes from the non-ohservmiee
of Mie Law hy those for whom lie's been working.
Wo would strongly advise these workers ..d the
•woods to write to tlie pai'linmoiitary representative thoy were so anxious to semi to Victoria—the
Hon. W. II. .{iXLH—nnd perhaps ho may sovercly
scold these naughty lumbermen for treating his
"friends" iu such au unceremonious manner, and
again lie mny mil, Kor Ilie reason thnt he (Hokh)
knows full well thnt the Avorking elww ns n whole
Jiave wry short memories, and when he comes
around again soliciting the vote for re-election
that a job on a road gang building a now highway,
or a soft snap iu the firo warden's department, in-
lerxpersed with a plentiful supply front unknown
sources of Vred-eye," will; obliterate 'all* the unpleasant ^feelings caused by/,the". paternalism displayed by ;the lumbermen. *'   y. 7   "-  i,  ■ ;"Y \. ■
amending lemieux act for benefit of
.,    / ;the."common people1..■       ,//
•pROM'the Lethbridge News of Tuesday, the 4th,
f7 .we; learn that the Associated Boards of Trsjde
of Southern Alberta" are contemplating an-alteration being made in the Lemieux.Act so that should'
a'strike occur the "common people"-are to'be'pro-
vided with .the necessary commodities^ the production of which has-been affected by the strike. Thfe
request has been endorsed, so it is stated, by the
Associated' Boards of Trade of Southern British
Columbia, as well as an association in Manitoba.
It-is also averred that they represent a large number residing in mining districts. We have always
been, under the'impression gathered, .however, we
must acknowledge, from the capitalist press, that,
miners come under the classification of "common
people." As this proposed legislation is aimed
principally at the coal miners it would he interesting5 to know where the large number of people come
from, outside of the mine workers, who are supposed to he represented in the amendment to the
Lemicux Act. Perhaps miners aro looked upon as
PEOPLE" are those who are in somo kind of little
business. „ ' _
There is not*the slightest doubt that should, conditions become so bad that it would be neeessajjy
in order to mine coal for the benefit of the "common people" we might see some of "the public"
going to the mines with their tools for the pur-,
pose bf supplying themselves." This, indeed would,
he a treat for the ^gods; or material for a feature
film at a moving picture theatre that would assur-.
edly be-well patronized.-
... i        i,    -
Ofttimes when this much abused public is spoken
about, when men have "dropped tools" they are
considered a part therefrom, instead of which they
are a part 'thereof,-and only .take the last recourse
when other efforts have failed to bring about a-
satisfactory solution. Strikes,are simply the result of the social system under which we live, and
no remedy can be effectual until the human family
realizes that the administration of affairs under
capitalism, although useful in the past, has1 now'
reached a point when^it fails to meet the evolutionary changes that have taken place during the past
decade.    • \    ' '     v       '
C. M. O'Brien in an address delivered in Lethbridge. on'Saturday last, stated that, both Liberals
mul Conservatives in-the Rocky Mountain Ridin;/
were to fuse with a view of unscating.'the Socialist
j.iojnhnr.-__-Jhis_thp—LpthhT-dgp J-Teralfl_iRJofitl'-^*--
belieye.    li i_ recent issue it says:
"The Herald doubts the story about the executive of the Liberal • and Conservative parties
meeting in Rocky Mountain to agree'on a "man f tithe sole purpose of defeating the Socialist candidate. Of what avail would it be? If they succeeded at the next election in laying Mr.1 0 'Brien
low the game would have to he repeated at each
successive election, and that could hardly be arranged."
We are afraid our friends of the Herald must
have overlooked our issue of Deo., 14,- for therein
we reproduced a letter from tho President of the
G. N.- Pass Conservative. Association to the Liberal
loaders calling for a joint meeting. Tt makes good
copy, and is worth repeating.    Hore it is:-
"Lundbrcck, Alborta", Nov. 27th,' 1912
"Dear Sir,—Members,of the Conscrv.il ivo Party
''in the Rocky Mountain Riding will,' before long,
"hold a convention for the purpose of puUintr a
"candidate in the'field in opposition to'the sitting
"member, C. M. O'Brien. At the present time
"there nre no issues involving principles which di-
"vide the two great parties, Liberal and Conscrva-
"tives. Tho question which is of vital concorn to
"the majority of tho electors in this constituency
"iss Shall thoy continue to remain unrepresented
"in the Provincial House? It is woll known that a
"united effort ean accomplish thc aim in view, and
"to secure thisl am taking the liberty of writing
"you, as,n representative Liberal, to moot the exc-
"ciitivo of tho Conservative organization at a moot-
"ing fo he held in Bellevue oti the afternoon of
"December 10th, at 2.!.0 o'clock, Tf you nro un-
"able to como yourself you might arrange to have
"someone to prosont the views of tho majority of
"the Liberals in your vicinity.
''The purpose of tho meeting is lo, have a free
"and open discussion with u hope of arming nt a
"working hnsis. Should business arrangements
"prevent yon from carrying into effect theso suggestions, your advice hy letter would bo appro*
"Yours very sineeroly,   >
"President Crow's Nost Pass Conservative
the' PostYb'ffiee are 'locked.- As 'a consequence of
this :'an*angemerit.,a- number of residents iare; kept^
walkin^'th'e'-lofiby until such' time,"which" ocoas..*
ionally nieing till lf.30 p.m. and 12. midnight. :M:
would certainly be appreciated'if a stated time'were'/
made'fdr;sclosfng,v-say 11.30 p.m.   3. We',, uncter-fj
Stand.thatv,the-mairarrivine on Sunday-is sorted*
the same\day," but* at-rib special time.''',This' ar,
rangement;is7{of,'."cburs(?;- made to' suit, the Post,-
Office staff,,with*1 which no fault could,, or should,1-
H found;,~-Wou%it entail any inconvenience.to
any member of'the .staff ji ,the doors, for the .convenience of the box-holders, were kept open for air.
hour,or;two,on Sundays-after the mail..s'sorted,';
.wheaer\t^Ibe;dpne/it,X-''*i or '5 'o'clock; in* the»
^afternoon makes.no^diffefence? Y*^._iW{'custom i$ in
Wfuf iSMnany^a^S^^eities^andjWe.are gjyen to
. understand $n sleraral; ^
."which we'; have,-, at- all times "found" cpurteousi ani'
obliging, in any^way•putUo.any,,^^^
.ebnyeniene'e "and labor, especially on the' ope(day.of
.rest theyhave' each1,.week^bukifit^'male's Mt slight'
' dif f ertme'e. to'^them/th^
accommodations.'-"-   J.YY   -s':vY   -.-'.'   '--'.^: Y'.i.'
(Continued from Page 1)
declamatory _tort"o£. gent" haranguing
tho- masses against everything in
general/were disappointed. .7   .
Mr.O'Brlen wasn't a littlo'bit noisy.
In ii quipt, debating sort of style he
expounded the ■ theory of the exploited wage slave/ and- with tlie index
finger of, his right hand he kept the
digits of the left hand busy,, representing things. One of those digits represented a bushel of wheat, another the
number of grains of gold in a dollar,
another a pair of overalls, another
something' else, and so in an interesting way Mr.. O'Brien led his auditors
ih'im effort to show that it isn't what
is''paid for things at the -store that'
constitutes the "real grievance; It is
the- exploitation of the wage-earner
who earns his living in two. hours, and
the,rest of the day earns profit for
th.v capitalist. _       . *'      -.--■"
, Interesting and convincing, at times
as. Mr. O'Brien ' was he fell down'
where every other Socialist of: the
Marxian school tumbles. After leading his audience by careful argument
and deduction to.accept the truth of
his'remarks as regards conditions," he
didn't say one single little word >as
to a remedy.  '. ;
After the Politicians
Interspersed with Ais exposition of
the Marxian theories were some time
illustrations, a few quaint humorisms,
although. one, would expect more fun
from an Irishman', and with It all a
few hard cracks at the present day
politicians. Mr,',0'Brien' doesn't think
the Conservatives will clamor so loud-'
ly for public ownership now that their
party is in power- in Ottawa, and R.
B. Dennett has formed an elevator
trust, and anyway; there will,have^to
be quite .an improvement In quality
before "they can hope to carry the pro-
led by a clever man, who is the serv-'
ant of,the, C. N. R., so there you^are.
There is nothing .left but the member
for Rocky Mouritain, and one doesn't
know yot .what he stands for beyond
condemnation coexisting conditions:
-It will be comforting to tho,men
selling- beefsteaks, bread,' ni.lk' and
clothing, etc., to learn that, the high
prlcos so called are not the Svll the
head of the house thinks they are
when it cornea to footing- tho bills.
Tho working men are better off whoro
tho prices * aro high than they aro
whore the prices aro lower!     What
the working .man, wants;is to, get a
greater share of what,he produce's,
and then he will be,happier."-77:
It will probably. Interest Mr.. Bulyea,-
Mr. Sifton, Mr. liiicnener,, DrY^Tory
and other. dignitaries ', to ,. learn that
they don't,know anything-about the*
meaning of the word values.,, They
think they do but they, have much to
learn. Mr. O'Brien,said, so and with
emphasis.   Value, is not contained in
measuring lumber, or weighfng coal' htf-ve enlightened and perhaps cbnvlnc-'
and wheat. Not a bit of'It, although
the leaders of thought In the province
may think so. Raw material, timber
limits, goldmines' etc., have no values
in themselves. ,It is the worker who
develops them who produces the valuo
and without, the • worker there could
'be- no value. . Prom this standpoint
Ml;. "O'Brien -builds up*" his'.argument
that "the wage, earner is a, slave''..because; in two hours at the outside he
earns his living and the rest of.the
eighty ten'or twelve hours he is working for nothing,;'working for- the
greedy capitalist. - .. Y ',-
v / ' , .' , ■ \. * ■ ■- '*'
.-   .God Bless the Trust
- Mr. O'Brien didn't condemn* the nio-1
nopblist or the trust., Jt.lsa case of
God. bless them.. They' cut out un-v
necessary^expenses' and take the" produced, article direct'to the • consumer,
eliminating^ some" ,of thjB'.thiev'ing that -
goes,on.. 'y X*
" Thieving. ,That sounds harsh- but
that is the word. TBoth political parties in A.lberta are made up of thieves,-
It is a case of one thief against the
other.       '   •%
-• There were over one .hundred out
to hear the speaker despite the blustery night,/and- ninety per cent, were
young men, some of whom will-prob-
bably cast their .first vote at.the next
election. They, were apparently in
sympathy .with the speaker. .What
little applause there was seemed to
»bes general. " **• , ;     , -' •
,-A Fair Chairman -'" - >'
-, Mr. O'Brien , wasn't introduced by
some. wild ' looking 'anarchist . with*
flowing black beard and, ferocious"
looking moustache. That Is the plq-
agination of a-Socialist. Mr.; O'Brien
was introduced by a good looking and
altogether prepossessing- .young - lady,.
Miss Sharman by name. ';She did her
little stunt well and seems to be an
out and,outer. She addressed tho
audience,,as "Comrades,",and- no'one'
in the primary- class*of the Marxian
school would do that., There were
a number ,of ladles present and they
seemed to take quite as deep an interest as the men.
Anyway, Isn't,lt tho lady; oJ| the
house, who. buys the beef steak and
bread?    Why shouldn't she''he Inter
ested in-the problems,;' of Y-llv_ng'?f-'
Lethbridge Herald...".-'? TT-S Sx . 7 [].o.V;
\. ^(Note. -7.Whilst 7 commendingV our
friend (the reporter j, on. his .fairmlnded
and unbiased -report'*of the; Meeting,
It js to be regretted that-;he "did not
ask the speakerton points,whichFhV
.(the. reporter) . did not quite .under*
stand, . Had. he,done so w.e" feel "sure
that "Charley,"- arid" ','every, other .So^
claJisVof the Marxian school,".would
(Continued from.Page 1).
fact,-that the company had-had no
trouble in" getting men from'-tiie'out-'
side to "fill their places, y '-- •'* '.•:-X
"The 'government," said SirY Filch-'
ard, "does not', want to interfere with'
the, employer andY the,-employee. I,
am convinced;that it. would be a'7_iad
day1 when',the "government does, interfere. It "'would simply, driy«\capital,
out of'the .country." Y. ,;,"..-''"-.• • - .;-';_'
Coal, FamirieYProbe , Ruled Outv'of;
, Y-', Order-^Actlon  Not' Wanted;7','-"'
VICTORIA,/Jan.v3i:—In', the, Britfsh'
Columbia ^legislature technicalities'- ap-'
parently .override; the,-'most''serious-
matters. * ••La'st.week'-C. ;E:.Tisdaii,:;'bf.
Vancouver,-,called the attention.pf.tlie;
house to the coal .famine ,'in* Vanicbu-.
ver,,and,tWsuffering7which;,women 'Y, s
and/chlldrenYhad'.*been'f subjected' *o "y*Y*« .'
and though,he; d|^:-not quite:put"hls'.-J,"^ yl;
Hnger/'uppn'the*- root »br, the; trouble} _•.,< Yy.
he,showed a; reasonable concern' in tbe o. *-'v^
interesfs'pf'his constituents, y..*•• '■ -'"V;«
y^Today.Ylnoweye^YP^ker Williams.,, « ■■'
'dempn8trat^d;Al^.almotion why,'in the Y, -, Y;'7;f!
coldest pe'rio_l|br-,the year," the* peppie.Yi>,. ,y-.'»
;or'BritisS;pblumbia£vC . jioiy-'e^tyX -Xyr
cdal^He^.asked;thaf'^'goyjernnient." V, ',; 7:t\
take'Blepa_ to'solve thejdifficulty. whi'c'hY;. ^ Y'^-f
ejdstfi.'a^present', between -the .Cana. XX "
diajcf Co'llieries (Dunsmuir)v.-Ltd^'and^'.'?;;- • Y;
theiirfmehYbut his motibiilwas prompt- • 7   y.-:
-|y,turned''down.-!;Y"';"':V, '?Y»V""': ■'; "'.1' ^-Y •-
:,'7Spe'aj|cer, Eberts -'asked "Mr.*_.Wljiiams '":*-.,"Y  ;
first7t9,:let his motion>staiid'bver'un-,.-. ;';-^ •;.
'tll^ne^t "weekV,and>whenfte refused;1" .y'
'declared:-that .ho' inust'.rule it out^of ' ,.; >■-"'•
ord'eras- it .involved an expenditure'of -■    .';--'.-
public,!money!-,'     .-■.„'•,.    • '-""'   *:     i1''"1"'
Y^Mr.^^miams1''injisted^'that 'the   f  ,.   ',
spe^kefs,ruling-was wrong.' but   on"> 'Y ' '"'-,
bplngVput tb^a^show of hands' onlj'* .   ".
himself-;and' John Place,; of Nanaimo," Yy.
VotedVagairj'st -tfip ruling., - 'YY'-' v-.XXx
(..J-iyerivthe' Conservative mom^era.-ad;1'  -,-* Y
.mltythat. .immediate-stepS;8h'ould'be    '■ '
take^Mo'end theCumbe'rlancl strike,   -   r
Tlie": families of the strikers, are said 7
to be: entirely., destitute, women ana       Y   '
children' are starving,cand, the'-com-" ' "
p'anyvis carrying'.'on its work by" em-    ,  .
ploying amateur labor.   Nearly 3,000,
Chinese; It is said, are working in the     - ,, „
minesY.-while -the white people, who ■-   ."   r
were'.formerly .employed are starving, „.! ; .
■' TAKE NOTICE that the adjourned- ".;,','' ,'
Mortgage Sale of the J. L. Mclntyre *''-'   ■,■""'-
property;.,being Lot* 2, Block 8,, Fernie '   Y
situate in Howland Avenue (opposite- ,      -■
Methodist Parsonage) ■ will take place   'Y ' •'■',
at-.my .office on-MONDAY', 17th FEB-'-' -\'    .
RU-ilttrj 1913,'at the hour of 11 o'clock.'. •
ln -ttie .'forenoon. Y. -,   . * " '   -,; '-y'y"7\~:'!'"',: ;'■
- b*ate'd.thlsi6th'dayof Januafy, 191$.'Y5; '" ''■
\' "X.-y 7. , ' Y > j. "w! benne^'t;,- ''' 77y
. Auctioneer., '< - ,v
Pantorium   Tailors
'" X.''Ffom $15.00 Up
,The Latest New .York & Paris,
Cleaning & Pressing a Specialty
In'.-the  Pass.—
Best 'Accommodation
Up-to.6ate — Every.
'''   '' Excellent'Cuisine.    ';   ', >«'' -•' •!    ■• ,"
J. A. CALL AN, Prop.
Wo (Vol Mnro nur \rott\t\]•1>o»1innKi«,r will iml 1i.Ui»
il iiinmK fov UK In iniilto n fow ftHRROHlioriH wliioli
mny torul to mitiHfy tlio jmhlio liooilw. 1. Thero _tr«
a imiiibur of liiuu who |_i*t. Imiiiis from Coal Creole
at a lilllo al'ler ft oVlnok oitcli iimniititf, niul who
rcKltle iu tlio Aiiiiux, Wost I'Vniio mid other prtitilsi.
TIioho may, ami perhaps tin not have ocf.ni._on to,
floin« to town until on thoir wny to work njrrtiu n
little boforo 10 p.m. Could it not bo nrronged ro
tbat thoy could get their mntl then! Tliejf,nhnfil')
nt b'UHt luive aoci'SH to their box until tbat bonr,
2. Por thc convenience of box-holder* the. Snturday
niRht ninil nrrivijjR on (the "101^1" is Borleil Hie
name eveninpf. Owing to thr. nncertnlnty of the
train'» nrrivnl on «ehedulc tlmo, It .* impowiblo fo
any by wlint hour tlio mftll will bo lor'tcd. A« _f
nlno hnppenn the moment thin i* done tbe doom of
Harper & Mackenzie. Lessees
_£_ Ross Mackenzie, Manager
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The Grand Theatre
Tonight and  Tomorrow
Tommy Burris Last Fight
Beforo bis defoat by Jaok Johnson
Tommy Burns vs Jack Cf Brien,
At Los Angclou, California,
SPECIAL MATINBE-Saturday at 3 p.m.  AilultulOo.; Chlldron Be
N  '
Saturday, tfeb. IB."-THE ROSARY,"
A play of intoiiHii human lntorcBl.
Saturday, Fob. 28-«'AT7TO BANJXTS OP PARIS"
A photo plny.Rtory of-tho RrontOHt HtruKglo botweon pollco nml
criminal), in hintory,   AbHolutolyauthontic,
L«Ui— THE _ui_.__i.bAit, in iuneiimooior
TJiu uriKiniil piclua-h taken by uoiunuun( oi' iving liuorgo V.   Ali
in natural colors—tho Hth wonder,
Prices: Adults 25c, Children 10c
Union Pictures
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Shows  :   Wages; /   Hours
1£9        f>, ;£.v._..
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■' i Mr.; Frank ;Boasley;,metiw_th' aYbad
accident'.whiles .returning from Gole-
"'man.' /{When coniingY through',--the;
Slide the", horses',got .^frightened and
* ran away,',t&rowing7Mr.^Boa8ley- (bfet-
. ter; kuowri^'throjigh'7".the'-t';Pass    as
/-■"Cokey!") out of tbVsleigli and inflicting 'several bad,cuts ar6u_i'd the head.
■•'. It wil be some 'time/before Mr. Broas-
.   ley wll be able to'start to work again.
The "other gentlemeniAvho* were in the
sleigh. _it the time werei.'Toih Wright
J and P.ete Paterson, who escaped with
a bad shaking up,. ,-.' Mr, Wright har!
considerable  trouble) 'before, he*  got
.'the in jbred man, to Believue."      '
' *' Mr} and;'Mrs..Geo. Bateman aiid
, , daughter', were visiting in • Coleman, on
»- Sunday, returning'onYSunday!, night, -.
\' ,Mr^;WIHf__mj'Dunlop.^wasYln camp
, .thl-T week ; reriewing};acqualntances. *"
. Mr; Hainson^the ^wrestler from Michel;; was, intown.ron Saturday" trying
"   to make arani dements for^a matclif--,
Y-   Quite a crowd"ojf tlie--sports;;\ven,t
,tb- Blairmore" pn7-'Saturday,-.-night to
" take in the-carnival.Tand some'of them'
had to'walk ■back'.hameiY.^Y.The' trail
.was two houra-,latei'I.i-Wv>---  --,-■*■
' ,/■; Dannie .QampfoelL^was- in"camp"oa'
. Mori&ajj-IasY.on',' business.. -i'7'*Y'Y'Y "'.'
,7 / Mr^^J:^.B!/iRudd''attended''_th"e "ses-
"' slbns'of'tlie^upreme'Cqu^^^
last iwebk.-/^;.'"y^"Y'jy. "/.tV" ,y
• "The Rambler's,^Club^h'-eid''a.'supper
. for .their:frlends'. on';Wfdpes'day,.,night..
; --After-a ■ sumptuous'.'repast'jthei;©',was
* an lnteersting-{.program..,ofY-songs,;
,   speeches;-, game's,'- etc,\ XX'SXTST' Si
. _ Messrs'.: Lane vatfd Comfort brought
ih a^-lq^d of; beef arid pork - from -the'
' "North, Fork on.-Tuesday:,y_ rn'XT'.-T
.'' Y:Mr.' B."W.'Ch"i1sUe jsYconflned'to-the
house".this week.'being/under'the wen
■ ther/     ,'   .. , '7 ■'*".'i'-Y.'.r? V".-; •' *"'.
"•.  Woi«d:is. received, thatY'MIss  lin'.y;.
Irwln, late of .BellevueYvj-ho'-ha's.be'eri
-; 7 confined-to'.the-isolation' hospital' in'-
" -' Calgary, with diphtheria-liasTecovered-
. sufflcientl>Yto"'sp9ure, her release.,..,
:'• ,' Mr.'Russell,' the,locall"toiisorial- ar-
, tist, has,purchased,the7hbtise occupied
..*- by "Mrs.-'.Brainier," shd-YwillY_nove7in'
7-''".shortly.;"-;-.-'y .;;* Y',- •.' y.'T'''': -,
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some 'drilling-oa .„the' Davis."property
ne^r;thelt6wnsiteyTherecar'e several
seams -of /coal-'on, this property, -and
theyjaretgoing to bore to-find but'the
depth "and correctYnumber of;, seam's
which Jiin'derlay it.-'- Sh\.W.7'p. .Nic-'-
holas',, of Spokane, will have* charge of
"the. drilling: operations.' '".Whilst- Mr,'
V.- Symonds will superintend thevright
of.way cutting for the railway." '■       ■
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.-The B. C." Oil arid Coal,Co. are,still
going ahead with, their teaming. ' Mr!
Geo. Snyder,\ of Pincher Creek, is the
contractor'for.drilling the wells. Mr
Snyder says.they have already drilled
100 feet, but "owing-to the heavy falls
of snow were unable to. proceed as
.their provisions would not'last out.
Geo.1 Snyder is on a visit to Pincher.
Creek.-.' Clarence ' his brother ,, also
\vent, down to Plncher, but came back
a few-days ago... and is taking' charge
of the teamsters/who are*breaking the
trail through.-, Mr. Couchf tlie "company's agent here, has gone on a visit
to..Victoria,'to the company's.offices"
there/;? •''!     ;'"'• "-, ^''Y'- "7Sry '••   '•■
-bapny Richards left-us'on Thursday,
Danny: :'is" making. "a . trip],, to ■ the - qld,'
country,Vliere he is going tb'stay for
.; I
- -If Charles Warlaby, brother-.' <
in-law of Winounskie (deceas-' <
ed) late of Corbin, B: C, will'.'
kindly communicate with Dis-7 .•>
trict Secretary A, J. Carter, y
he.,will hear of- something'""
which will be to h's interest., <
tion by the local( option people. There
was also, a magic71antern show illustrating' "Ten Nights in a ;Bar.Room."
The International,Coal^ and Coke
Company's mine-hns^beeri telle for nearly, a week owing tofa* cave In' No, 2
Mine: ' " Y*     :,>  "'■    '"•'' ■ °' ''     '
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two, or three months.
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-- Tho 'masquerade' ball .given here * on
Jan.^3rst,- in aid\ofYthe Coleman Hospital'was a decided success.' The hall
was beautifully -decorated for, the ,occasion " with. bunting,*'" flags and' e'mli-
lems of the Britisli Empire, which wis
effectively set off 'with "colored,lights.
The hall was. packed Ho capacity and
quite- a numbevr vwere' turned,"away.
There were, about* sixty couples who
took' part. in. the",dance, which commenced ,at '9, o'clock,, and ' amongst
whom wereYrepresented' nearly eveiy
nation and occupation of the human
race. -..Prizes-were..awarded for the-'
best", costumes, as 'follows: " For the
best comic Mr: W. Roughead_ (witch);,
Mr. Harry. Balton' (Indian' Chief in full
waY, dress),; 'Mrs. J. Stephenson, (the
Canadian' Co-jOperative.Society), and
Mrs. Osterander <"(the-..best' dressed
lady).,. The .-music ■ was -furnished toy
Ricbardson.and- An'cterson'.sYOrche'stra..
1 Vice-President "Jones
town for the past few days.-y- yy.
. y\S\x and. Mrs. C. 'A. Howard, of Van
couver.-.were* in,town/on Sunday..' ,-
Quite a few,of thesHllicrest boys at-
.tended1 tho -masquerade.ball 'in'Cble-
*;'man, .Friday, night'.1-  ,--\.  X   .
':; Miss'E.'Tn'ylor,,of, the Union, Ho tel'
staff, was taken 111 suddenly on Sunday.'
Wo Iiopo.to^BCe her around ngaln'sooh..
-Mr. Lawrence Ryan, of,'Frahl.. paid
us"fif flying Visit on Monday.';;- .-'< '■
Mr. Chos, .Fuchs,. formerly jnnnagei"
of .the. Union Hotel, paid' us a 'vlBlti
from Mlchol on• Tue'sday,'• ■ „J; \- "y\y.J
- .We nro* plonsod -to', bo able' to con-
gratulnte Messrs. Potrle and Sons on
- tho excollont mnnnor'In 'which their
'boarding lioiiae-'is lialng'conducte'd. .-
II .s-lntornstlng'to nptothe oe'ens-
lo'iial'trlps taken-to Beilevuo'ijy, tho
- boys those evenings,. Y Hogan was the
- first oh deckYto suggOBt tlio .move-',
mont, nnd although returning ln tho
"woo sma' houra,'/'Inynrlnbly mnnngos
to fmvo a "d'rnp" In the bottle for-the
morning, All vory 'suggestive,b'f Hill;
crest bolng a dry town. ' T
Our old-tlmor,' B.ilIlp,YhaB/vacated
tho town for probably-;ah" Ihdoflnlto
period, 'Tin and to holloaing our Old
frlonds tlms, but wo 'ban ciply "hoiie
our friends will moor, I'wltli • success
■' \yhoro'r-lio roams.    :''•.'' 7,''/""    Y
TDancing.-,was kept ,up;'till eleven thirty,
when the grand march'was called and
masks -were laid asideY -Lunch, was
then served, after\which dancing was
resumed until the.early;hoursvof .the
I'mingY : -W^wish to ••congratulate
the committee, on-the :way.,theyhandl-
e~d every,detail in.making the affair a
decided^success..''* : - -  %        '*
-The whist'drive held in1 the club
rooms iff connection'with the Church
of'England; between the married'and
single .itien'resulted In a victory for the
single men by a yery^narrow margin. ■
Mr, Louie Sbterla, who 'has been
, Miss Sally Beattie' entertained a
number, of her young friends and"acquaintances tq'a,birthday, party at the
house ori Riverside. Avenue. Everyone reported-having had "a good time. >
'; Harry Anderson, late *-of Canada
Wholesale Co;, is ndw in the employ of
the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co. as warehouseman at-Coal Creek. •
Mrs.* James Davidson was taken to
hospital ^pn-^Fri'day, last' to undergo
medical^_ treatment.- '' We at-e pleased
to report shels-.nbw'onthe road to recovery. •', ...   ..Y,;
Mr and'Mrs-,'Wm. Clarke have left
Welsh-Camp.-and taken a house in'
Fernie. ■-■*",-,
"'We are pleased to see our old friend,
Frank Juvenal, back' in-hls old position
as "knight"of the cl'eaver".at the Trites
Wood Stores,up here.- . Henow wears
the smile that' won't 'come off."
Charley Beaver - Is - managing the
Trltes-Wood ■ Store up here, George
Smith .having resigned the position.
We bid you welcome.;.
Mrs., Fegan, of- the hospital' nursing
staff, was taking in the sights of this
burg on;- Saturday last. , Oh, Jimmy!
Why,did.you blush so? H. M. didn't
blush7he felt*delighted.'-,Y '""' Y
-• Jimmy'McO: Nally.is a'-'versatile en-
batlcv stunts'.along with "his singing.
Now ybu, yariety, artistes, keep' your
eyes oyen.7' "','   „'•''" =:'Y•'  " '
' The stork was.seen iri-the*vicinity of
Riverside, Avenue on - Saturday' morning,- eventually dropping at the. house
of Mr.,'and Mrs; C* Percy; leaving a
fine * daughter. Charlie is now prepared'to give lessons on making cinder tea. , Mother and child quite well,
Charlie all smile's. ,•
The entertainment committee of the
Methodist Sunday, school' are to bo
complimented bir the capital program
arranged for the concert, which took
Mr. J, "A. Tupper and Cf other made
"a sudden departure from Hosmer t'o
the""regret of'their many friends. .".-;
friends.       _"^ ' : . -   ,,''' '
"'Mr. Wm. Kay's stay in the boiler
rooih didn't, last long. "It needs ■ a
union man there, Bill."     -     -   ..;;   -
"Quite" a few of the football enthusiasts are getting anxious for a meeting these days. They want- to :be
able to ship a few old country stars in
before- the season starts.
- An Italian switchman got rather badly nipped.between the cars arid timber
In" Jvlo. 2 South, "A Level. At the "time
bf writing he is progressing satisfactorily.     .        ,,
Birthday parties were the order of
the dayy last Saturday. ' We hear of
two, very enjoyable ones .hat took,-
place. - * Stay with it, Tommy,. you
never know your luck. Faint heart
never won fair lady.' -.
■ .Quite a crowd or members.turned up
at Sunday's regular meeting of'the'
Local..   ■
"„ W.j Balderstone-was appointed Ao\o-
gate to the 10th Annual Convention to
be held at Lethbridge,"Feb. 17th..   ;'
The matter of the recently new contracts that have been made at No;
2 and 9 Mines, was discussed,at great
length,.-and the feeling and.-criticism
displayed showed that the men on the
whole are very dissatisfied'. Perhaps
Pi-es. Stubbs will be able to show that
it was impossible'.to.get anything"better, whenhe gets, the opportunity and
we would like to see him comihg along
at an early date,   y ' ,"':   \
A party of- our young bloods had a*
snowshoe party last Sunday., Work
fetches the sparkle."to your eyes.,and
the*g!o.w to your cheeks just as'.well.
■ "Now,-is the time to buy your hosepipe to sprinkle your lawns next summer. • -. (Jumble, sale at-the rink, don't
all rush there at once!) '■    -       [■    '
We hear- Hector" wants to seirhis
furniture' how, and- we were' looking
forward-to-such a glorious time; '
Cheer up Jack;0 she's only gone to'
Pincher City. .See how much writing'
practice you'll get. .-'" - -   '.
. The new super, -Mr. Shaw, has decided to put; a pick shed _at the mine,
which will be" a great improvement on
the present"** happy-go:lucky system.
S. Yavorick pulled out for Bankhead
the Slavonic community.- We wish
you luck. Steve.     -' *'•
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By, "Onlooker,".
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OFF THE MAILING LIST. ., . .       . .    ■
(Rocelvod too' Into for, publication
lust wook,) .   y'i ,,' ''•''■'
On Baturdny nlRht ,wo had, somo
, first clna iilfltni'OR, A. Ulnlrmoro out*
fit Huppllod tho ploturon.." They nro,
coming ngnln on Bdturday night, wlien
tlioy will bring nlonuvonduii|i films lo
bo nblo to linvo n. slio.w, on Suml'iy
nlfflitnn woll.      "  * X
Tlio rtflv. Fntli'or-MniiHitinBr, of Mlchol, paid us a visit on Monday to join
In holy wodlook two of Ills flook.Mnrtln
nolglu luivlng hoiiI to tlio old country
for a brldo. Thoro linvo boon lilgli
old .times here all tlio wook, nnd not
qulto flnlnJt/t.1 vnt
Mr, (I, R. Modnr, nf TCl.<n. hni< nr-'
contd'l fin)-jm l.i-n of mo.'.ii'-io liijio.
ho Iiih bmiR'n his wlfo ontl boy \\A\.
hlin, and nlno moct of |_l__ ftirnlturo
I.oI/h hopo hn wll stay ii'ioiiir time*
The now doctn* ipphh tn h*> pfiMnn
i \t-y i \i horo, ofipcclully now thut the
nivro \h bolng flltnd up Bomo I
.ii'nd, It would bo n goorTlclfM. If Jul
tlie hqiiBoa wore tr.iatoti\nll..o; It
would pay in the lonir.ruri.'    iw  .
Whilst writing about /"Corblii wa
muiit not for Ret onr frlonds and nolgli-
. bora of, the Flathoad, Jack Living*
ntotiu, uf CtHiibrook, went in about
twolvo days ago, to rostako a few
claims which wero allowed to lalne,
Ho took a dbg train witb him and «x>
poets to bo back nny tlmo now, •
Tho Diamond Drill Contracting Co.,
at Spokane, bu UI_«tu a contract to Ao
away on a throo* months vlBlt to his
old home; ln sunny Italy, has-roturnod
to'Coleman. - Ills many frlonds aro
ploitBod to soo hlin back'looking nB
jolly nnd good-natured ns usual.
Mr. 0, M. O'Brien, M.P.P., was a visitor ln town for tho woek ond.
Mr,' Ilert Connolly and hln, slstor,
,Mls« lUdltli, of. emilnglinn., nro' bolng
tho guostB of Mr, and Mru. Alox, Ens*
Tho mlnos woro Idlo horo on Friday
Inst owing to scarcity of box cars.
Tlio tnnnnKoinont of tho Colomnn
Oporn Houso nro IhhuIiir tho fifty oont.
lU-llntB for February, Any ono wanting thorn will find tlio mnnngor at his
officio In tlio hall from 11 till 12 o'clock
P,n.,> and from 4 till n p,m, '
If you want lo got a scat at tho Coloman Opoi'a Houro, como onrly, ' Tho
crowd that ko to tho movies Is growing
blggor ovory night. Kvorybody wol-
.It would bo jyoll If tho»o going to
public plnoes would loavo tholr dogs
nt linmn   in Mi"*' "re ru
placo ln tho cliuhch on Wednesday
ovonlng, Fobrunry Bth, Tho Rov, J. F,
Dlmmlck filled thorolo of chairman
In his own Inimitable style. Tho following took p,(\rt In tho progmmmo:
iluol, MIhhob \h Hall nnd D, Nuwborry;
nong, L, Morton; song, MIbb J. FJnch;
song, C. IkniKin; Bong, Mrs. Hold;
rooltatlon, MIhs l.dltli Joyco. Tho
program also Included throo nkotchos
and a duologue tho characters being
ably portrayed by tho following:
MeBB.fl. IlnrrlBon, Clnrko, Morton, Han-
nan, franco, Hall, Uutlor,Slondainos
Hold, Joyco nnd I, Finch. Cloorgo
Davidson wnH tho nccompnnlRt,
I'ldward Dellnniu, omployod in Ko.
1 South mlno, wns caught between two
cars whllo coupling, nnd sustained Injuries to his Bhoulder nnd hand, on
'Wednosday night,
Another hint,to tho shlvoroo bnnd,
.Timtjccop your oyo on Ah Ling, tho
laundry mnn, Ills wlfo Is oxpootod
hnro from China, nlmost nny day now.
You mnk<io muohon nnlfor*
Sam Ball, -well known throughout the
Pass, dragged his time and left,for pastures, new.     * ,
Alec Kinsman, until "recently, a fire
boss at Hosmer, Is now following the
sajne occupation at Nanaimo. ■
A surprise party visited the home of
Mrs. D. G. _Wilson on Monday evening
and spent a very enjoyable time.
Chink cook employed at the Royal
was up before "his nibs" this 'week,
charged with indecent conduct.-,, He'
wns soaked $40 and costB on each of
two'separate counts. - He'll probably
be good now. .
A spocial meeting of tho localhotel-
koppors was called last- week for the
purpose, wo understand, of raising the
price of board, but adjourned without
accomplishing tholr object- It would
be a good Idoa, boys, to endorse- your
pay cheques and Just say,."Horo you
are, take tho lot, nnd we'll starvo."
About 25 attended tho social Thursday, Jan. 2!1, in tho Mothodlst Church,
whon a very pleasant tlmo wns passed. . The Indies showed thoy woro exports in tho lino of ontortalning, and
thoBo who woro prosont pronounced It
to bo tho most enjoynblo and ngroo-
ablo soclnl given In that church ,for
some tlmo, Thoro would hnvo boon
a, much Inrgor attendance of friends
but for tho Inolomoncy of tho weather.
couples repaired to the ball In their
fancy dresses and masks.''
The men were charged $1.25, and
many" of the English-speaking people
at first didn't understand wh^y they
wer'e compelled to give their name at
the door, as they thought it was-no
use being masked under such' conditions, " I am requested by the' Bohemian committee to state for their benefit that this is a custom and -a law ln
the old country, and js .instituted to
protect those in charge, lest anything
should happen while persons were
masked. The' whole affair was a great
success. Dancing continued until
about 4 o'clock in the morning.- About
50 dollars were cleared, to be applied
to the purchasing of more fittings for
the gymnasium. The music was supplied by the band led by Yaroslo Stam-
berg.' "
The school trustees held the first
business meeting, since,the election,
on last Thursday. A. I. Blals was appointed chairman of'the board; Secy.
Farmer was appointed for another year
and other Important buslnesswas attended to.
Last Saturday night Mr. Beach, our
customs officer, left for Chatham, Ont.,
after receiving a wire that Mrs. Beach
was' seriously 'ill.. .   *
Harvey Murphy has been absent
from town for some time on a trip
to the coast. After his return ho expects to. close out his business here.
* The Junior Hockey Team were driven to Coleman one night last'week
when they played a game against the
Coleman Juniors. A large number of
rooters, were present to cheer up the
boys. T^he score was 5—2 in favor
of Coleman.-
. Senipr. hockey has become so interesting that everybody talks hockey in
their sleep. Last Friday Blairmore
team came down here and everything
was favorable to a good1 game, except
the weather, which made.the Ice very
heavy, iin, spite of the persistent use
of'scrapers, etc. At times,'when the
puck would be passed or shot, it would
never get there, and would be .found
rolled up in a ball of snow. Now and
then the whole of the, teams could
be seen looking for it. The game was
very close throughout, but Frank even-
tualiy lost out, h'aving_the__iigh_teTkteam,.
"even -though they 'played better hockey. When time was called the score
was S—3, andean additional 5 minutes
each way had to be-played, which resulted In a score of 4—3 in favor of
The games on the board to be played
at Frank' during the next week are:
Coleman v. .Frank, Friday night; Cowley v. Franlc on Tuesday night,
"Billy Watson and Sam Patton have
started work at Hillcrest and have
moved down thoro.  ■>■
.Mlss McArthur, who has been nurse
at the hospital here for the past few
years, has given up that position nnd
gono to Calgary to live.
Our policeman, Yongor, hfis lately
beon transferred from.Frank to Macieod, He left for therein Saturday.
Tom Williams, well-known Jn Frank,
loft here and has landed safoly at
Highy, Missouri, TJ. S, A,   '
Emllo' Bins hns nlBo gono, and Is
working at Black Diamond, Washington.
Mr. Tillett. ■ "Younger men are' rising up Impregnated with the Socialist
ideal; and one of the first efforts will
be towards combination. We have already done something in that direction
among the transport workers; the railway men are fusing into one organization;* other industries are similarly
preparing; and the conviction*Is being
es in the near-future than anything
that has occurred in the past. In the
mining, the engineering, the textile
and transport workers' industries a
great movement for emancipation is
proceeding." "  -   •
Feed,, a man honeyed words and he
is almost'sure to get stuck up.
We carry a lull line of °
Red Feather & Tartan Canned Goods
Prices Right
Satisfaction guaranteed or money back
Phone 103
Frank, Alta.
Don't forget to try Eastern's
" When j7ou want
Coleman Bakery
Alex. Easton, Prop. "
Hardware and Furniture
:- •' ■      W8jtavfiJb-QJfl.cgost-a'n(l-most--up-to-date —
Hardware and Furniture Stock
in the Pass."   Everything in    -
Stoves and Ranges Furniture
Granite & Enamelware .    Carpets and Rugs
Plumbing: and Heating. '    Special Attention to Mail Orders
Crow's Nest Pass Hardware Co., Limited
Phone 7      FRANK, Alta.    p.O, Box 90
In roply to tho chnllongo of Jnrvls
ilnlton, of Mlchol, n. C„ I, Jns, Yutos,
of Coal Crook, n. C„ will wrostlo lilm
at 140 lbs., for $100 n Hldo, TIiIb Ib
tlio lowoBt welRht I can mnko, A.
roply In tho .Lodsor will lond lo busl-
j    ..... *v»»t»
to tho publlo. - ■ Tnl.0  .mod nnd bp-
wnro of tho rtoR or.te.ior, nftor thin.
Tho hookey gnmo plnyod botweon
Coloman and ninlrmorq on ;Tu«n(lny,
tho 4th, romilfittl In n victory 'for Rlalr-
inoro bv n ncbro nf -t fn t wi>n. *«
tho nmttor with Colomnn?
Two neoldonts occurrod at Cnrbon-
ditto mlno thin wook. Oim yoiuiB* follow «ot bin flniioi'8 bndly' crumbed nnd
the othar wnn cntiRht tiotwoon tbo curs
nml bndly hurt, but not inrlouRly.
flii) Icxt-irt. kIvuii In tho Institution-
nl Church on Hunday night by tha n«v.
Mr, Gold wus vory. woll nttondfri, nnd
was lUtonod to with very gront ntton-
H08Mr.fl NOTE8
(l»  4fl}k>   ^   «£»   -^    .»£.    ^    ^   ^>
)>• .Mf-Uy mm*dv-> for  1'"im •«* Cokh
Cbllob c«t_» «o Hit* «iul ««• io uracil r
Quito a numbor of mon nro quitting
plllnr* In B Lovol, HonBon, you nnl.7
Oh, tlioy nro making too much monoyr
.Too'FIotchor w,a» visiting hln paronttt
born flunky.
Wo still notiro tho traitors to tho
worklnir flnim holding jobs down, bul
«nch linvo,vory fow frlonds in Hosmer.
How would ft tar and feather stunt
go Willi them.
Subscribe to tho Ledgor—lho bost
dollar* worth In the country; or If
J'otr havnti't that much' ready, J. Wy»l«
will acebmodata you 6 cents, per copy.
A, T. TllnlH mndo n trip to Cnlgnry
laBt. wool;.
Poto IconoN loft for Moylo, I). C„ on
Monday nlgbf, whoro ho Iuih gono In
Hrnrch of work.
'Mr. .T, 13. Wilcox hn» glvon up bio
position rtH englnoor of tho Illulriiioi-o
Comont Plant, nniMinH tnkon n dlmllnr
poHltlon nt tbo powor plant of tbo Hill-
cniBt mlno,
Mr, Ilornnrd, liquidator for tho Con-
rolldntoil Conl Co., Trunk, nrrlvod In
town from Pnrln during thn wook, So
fnr thn mlno Is Idlo, nnd the men
Imvo not boon pnld,for tholr Novombor
work yot,
Onr tnllnr, Mr. John Konnady, nnd n
frloud of his, mn'dn n middon oxlt from
_.,., lm. ii, Vtu imii no witniilig, -lint
Iboy U-ft fnr j5t-i.ill.jj;,), uiifl m iiiixiourt
woro tboy lo "mnko lho grndo" without
our notiro, thnt ninlrmoro station' boen mo tholr ntnrflng point rntlior thnn
Proiik.   Wo will look for tholr roturn
In   H,«   ,..,.'»   •
Dnn Dunlop, senior, loft born for
Pocnhontns, wliern bn hns gono to Join
iho Scotch frlonds who procodod him,
nnd who spenk of tbo plnco ns though
thoy hnd reached tho promised lnnd.
Hn oxpocts to bo tin lucky ns .hoy
linvo boon. .
Jack Miller hns commoner work nt
Mr, Don Tlllott hns JiiHt complnled
nn organising tour of the country on'
bohnlf of tbo transport workon., nnd
ovurywlioro bo doclurnH ho Iuih neon
ovldonco of tboongornosn of Uio workers to pnrtlclpnlo In tlio trndo boom,
wboHo profits nro at present going lo
swoll tlio ncciimulntloiiH of ciipltnllHiii,
'Tt In mofo thnn llknly thnt 10i:i will
hoo tholioglnnlng of tho worliorn' n-nl
HtruKRlo with tho dominant forcw. nt
proiiout nrrnyod ngalnst thorn," stntoH
Every Night--8 to 10 o'clock
At least five reels nightly, Feature films, Comedies, Educational, Instructive.
Prices 10c & 25c
A  pleasant evening's entertainment, House
comfortable, commodious and well heated
F. M. Thompson Co.
The Quality Store
Blairmore.   Alta.
HlllcrcRf, nnd Journeys   hither   nnd
thither morning nnd night.
An Item of coniiidornibln Interest
which took place In tho town Utoly
was tbo llohomlnn masquerade pot up
in tho Interest of tho local Tto)i»mfi.n
mrmnnstie nssoelntlon. Tho affair op-
•««_) nt 7 o'clock, nnd mttny of tbo
In all lines to clear our wiater good
Men's Overcoats from $6.95 Regular price $10.00 We will clear all we have
at cost price. Men's one Buckle Overshoes, at cost price, $1,60 Lumberman's heavy Rubbers, from $1.50 Men's Hockey Shoes, size 7 to 10 at $275
Regular prices, $3,75 & $5.00 All felt floods to be cleared at cost price Children's 2-BuckIc Rubbers, at $1.30 Men's heavy Underwear from $1.00 per suit
Soo our window for Crocorios
Five Roses Flour per sack, $3.65 Apples per box, $1.50 B.C. Granulnted
Sugar per sack, $1.35 No, I B.C. White Potatoes, $1.20 per 100 lb
Try our Dairy Bntterat 306.-Our Groceries are feet 0 por cont for cash
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The Work o/ the       ;
Bureau of Mines
Broadening Work .and Scope of the
Bureau Reviewed with Special Reference, to What Has Already been
Done for the Advancement of Safety
Among the Workers, Following- the
Investigations and Recommendations
Concerning Accidents, Rescue Work
Use of Electricity, Explosives, etc.
By Joseph Holmes, Director
In his second annual report, just issued, J. Ar.Holmes, director of the "ds.
Bureau'of Mines, reviews the broadening work and scopo of the department.
He says:
The worft of the Bureau of "Mines has.
not been continued long "enough to
make nossiblo -any accurate measure
of the benefits to come from it, but
some of the benefits already apparent
are mentioned below.
At the beginning of this work black
powder, with its long, hot flame, was
in general use throughout the coal
fields of the country, even in mines
where the presence of Inflammable
gas and dust rendered its use dangerous. The explosives investigations
now under way by the bureau have
been largely instrumental in bringing
about the adoption, in these more dangerous coal mines, of a new type of
explosive's with a short and relatively.
-cool flame. The use of this typo of
explosives, now,, generally designated
'permissible explosives," has increased
from a small beginning a few,, years
ago to more than 13,000,000 pound's
during 1911."      .  <
Investigating Mine Explosions
, As regards tho work'of the bureau
in investigating mine explosions, it
may reasonably b* claimed that much
has been accomplished. This statement applies'not only to the study of
the .prevention of explosions, but also
1 to the study of means of limiting such
explosions as may start, through unexpected inbursts of explosive gas or
other causes nob controlled by reasonable precautions, to certain rooms or
sections of the mine, thus helping to,
reduce greatly the number of persons
that might be killed by future explosions in spite of the preventive measures adopted. Through .the developments from the results obtained,
there has been during the-past two
years a considerable reduction in the
number of lives lost in the. coal mines
mines where the agencies destructive
to insulation act most vigorously. -
The precautions and other Improvements recommended by the" bureau are
being adopted as rapidly as conditions
permit, and already through its investigations and the' co-operatiye efforts of
mining engineers and mine owners the
lessening of accidents from;electricity
in mines is becoming evident. ■'
Accidents and Mine Fires
The investigations, of the bureau in
connection with accidents from falls of
roof and of'coal and from failure of
mine equipment have been too few and
too Incomplete to justify any expectation of extended beneficial results at
once; ibut the safety recommendations
of the bureau; based on preliminary
examinations, are already being adopted widely in the coal mines of the
The investigations of mines fires
have resulted in making clear many
of the contributory causes of such
fires and havo shown the proper equipment and methods for preventing and
fighting fires. Especial attention
has been given to the analysis 'of the
atmosphere of fire areas as an aid in
determining whether an a/ea has been
sealed that outside air nan1 not reach'
the fire, which, in such event, will bn
smothered. ■,
Mine  Rescue Work'
The mine rescue'■ work, including
both investigations and general demonstration and educational work, has
been carried on in connection with the
operations of- the mine rescue cars
and mine rescue stations and ha"s already yielded worthy results.; Some
new methods have been adopted,- and
in the first-aid and the rescue methods
several thousand miners' have been
given training that;will prove useful
to them and to their fellow miners in
time of minor accidents or of gre~af
mine disasters. i
*"In connection with such rescue
work, some 20 lives have been saved
by employes of the Bureau of Mines,
and several Additional lives have been
saved by miners trained by the bureau
through the operation of the mine Tes-
cue cars and stations. , Meanwhile,
the general demonstrations and illustrated lectures given by the employes
of the bureau in connection with the
worjc of the cars have been attended
by more than 200,000 miners in differ
ed and is now,, operating.-three mine
rescue cars. ,\- "i ' ■., • 7      ..-_
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Investigation-of Diseases ,-
.The investigation of certain-miners'
diseases, especially, "miners' consumption," or, miners' phthisis, and miners'
hookworm, has been'undertaken;. Attention has/already been called'to methods which „3__(>uld be adopted looking to a large reduction or comple'te
elimination 6jT these' diseases' in-min-
FublJliiye*tlgatibr- Benefit's'-y.
The .lafgesV-.pa'rV"of "the coal, now"
bought. by^tfi^goVernment is^ purchased under.thejgeneral-technical supervision- of-,t__e/^Bureavi;bf Mines.*,"' The
benefits;,.to-Sthe';-general public resulting, from"thiEKwork <.t,the government mjty'be'iriaicated'by the fact that
more than/'50/of„the ;larger qitles,Ya
number of, states and, a large number
of ( private corporations and 'business
. concernsin'different parts of the coun-
irig camps where they 7prevail and to try We {&1rbwed - the generaKplans
the preventive methods, that   should adopted'-by;the'government for. the
purchase pf;its"'coal.
of the _country"from mirie__explosio_is7
.Electricity in .Mines
The work of the btiroau has called
' especial attention to the risk's "and tho
precautions that should be taken in
connection with the use of electricity
in mining, especially in mines where
"there is danger of,,exnloslons from tho
"irpspneo of gas or inflammable dust,
or both. It has pointed out the dangers from tho uso of electric incandescent lamps in such mines and the
types of lamps which can bo used with
a lnrger degree of safety; has Indicated the typos of electric motors that
should bo used In such mines, and
has cnlled attention to-tho kind of.insulation that may best be employed in
be employed in' other mining camps'
where conditions are favorable to the
development of these diseases'. ■
This work has'been carried on lu"cooperation with the Public Health Service, and if properly conducted can not
fail to lead to immediate^ improvement in those mining conditions that
are largely responsible for the spread
of such diseases. -     ■ .   ,
Accidents in Coal Mining
' It is encouraging to note that a ho-
ginning is being made in the reduction' of the death' rate from accidents
in coal mining, in the United Stales,
as Is shown by the tabular statement
given below. .It is not claimed that
the lessening death rate indicated by
this table was due wholly to theso ^investigations', but doubtless they helped
tobring it about, not only by 'bringing
out new facts, but also by procuring
the active' co-operation of miners,
mine owners, and mine inspectors in
this movement.
The number of'men-killed in and
about the coal mines "of the '.United
States in the' calender* years 1907 to
1911  inclusive" was as follows—    -
1907—Killed, 5.197; , per 1000 cm-
ployed, 4.88; per million ' shortv tons
mined, 6.93;' production per, death, 144,-
000 short tons. .    ' - ■';
1908—Killed, 2449; per 1;000'cm-
ployed, 3.64; per million short tons
mined, 6.05; production per death,, 165.-
000 short tons.
1909—Killed, 2,668; per' 1,000 'employed, 4.00;" -per million short' ton-3
mined, 5.7.9; production per death, 17*j,-
000 short tons. ' •  •
1910—Killed, 2i840; ' per 1,000 employed, 3.92; per million- short tons
mined, 5.66; production per death, 177,-
000, short tons. y
1911—Killed, 2,719; per 1,000 employed, 3.73; per million short * tons
mined, 5.48; production per death, 183,-
000 short tons. "
Mine Safety Laws and Rules ,
In order to be able to meet frequent
demand's from the mining states for information- concerning legislation that
has been found necessary1 or beneficial,
and the rules and regulations that have
proved useful in safeguarding the lives
'The analyses,of .coals"occurring in
different-parts of th'e'country, analyses that have been made in* the testing
of these coals for. the use of fhergov-
ernment,'have been of [ great service
to, engineers in charge of power plants
and1- to • manufacturing* "*■ industries
throughout the country, enabling users
of fuel to determine in advance the
character of the coals available for
local or special use.       -\ "■ ,        •
Still more Important, 'probably,' are
the," investigations carried on- by the
bureau looking to an. increased efflcU
ency'In the.burning of cbal at the'var-
ious power aiid heating plants of the
public buildings of the government- in
different parts of the country! - -
of the conditionsr'eucli^aij-teiriiierature.
moisture an#'yentjlatlon^f that;f. {-exist
during commerc_ai^"storageY.^
of- oxidation .of,vcoal*7at^temperatures
_j- Vthe burning",ppint;.waa;:8tudied
In the laboratory ^_th"_&ference'' uiof
only to the effect!bf-/temperature,'.but-
the fineness-of 7.divislpn7Fof' the ..coal
and the percentage,of, ojcygen" J__,/tlie
air upon the rate of the Veactlpri.. ^An.
endeavor was inade'.tq, showlhat"spontaneous " combustion Vis - largely.depen.
dent upon physical' factors ".established
by the methods ot fiandling?and( storing
the coal. •* The rate* of oxidation of 'the'
sulphur compounds in-.coal^was' studied'
in order to determine its importance as
a factor'in ■ spontaneous!" combustion.
Several' coals were 'tested* for. their
friability or tendency* to- produce fine
coal and dust-on'-handling. ■ '' "S"-'-!'!
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ent parts "birthe countryi*Yan*d~lome"
2,000 miners have been granted certificates as fully trained in mine rescue
and first-aid work. ■,
Another important part of the movement for greater safety in mines to
which tho bureau, has contributed
largely is the organization of private
mine rescue stations, equipped and
maintained at the coal mines by the
larger,operators. More than 1,500 sets
of artificial 'breathing apparatus have
been purchased and are now In use at
such stations, nnd in addition,a half
dozen of the larger coal companies
havo equipped nnd are operating special mine rescue cars for use at the has  undertaken   in  behalf  of  mino
tries and states, a large amount of
pertinent information has been already
brought together by the bureau and is
now being digested and supplied to the
states for use as a basis'for Improved
state legislation.
Much of this information is also sent
direct to mine owners and miners for.
their own consideration - in studying
the possibilities of increasing safety
in the mines of the different coal
fields. This work has beon under,
way fer nearly threo yenrs and Is generally considered one ,of tho most useful phases of the work that the bureau
ment.    Ono of tho stales has equlpp-
The Briquetting Industry
"""Stimulated-by investigations' undertaken by the bureau _a conisderable
briquetting industry has'developed-in
a number of places,-which is making
decided' progress in utilizing the" slack"
or waste'coal of the country by press;
ing ft into-.briquets and thereby increasing its f_tery_.lue. -
The utilization of fuels that have
heretofore been considered waste pro-.1
ducts because'of their being low grade
and -containing an excessively' high1
proportion of ash has ben much aided
through the government's investigations ifl-connection- with.the use of the
gas producer for low-grade fuels., ,
, Iii its preliminary investigation into
the subject of waste pf resources ln
the mining of coal and."other mineral
products, the -bureau has\already contributed to an awakening of public interest and an awakening of many qf
the mine operators of- the country to
the importance of a thorough examination,'into' this subject. It is hoped
that this examination can be made,
for It will, if made point'the way toward more efficient and less wasteful
methods,of mining, handling, and utilizing the' more important mineral resources of the country. y \ *
.'' 7 ' Coal in Storage * y
Several departments and establishments-of the' government store large
quantities of cbal. The Bureau "of
Mines has continued its investigation
store coal and the factors thejt cause
spontaneous heating during storage.
This"' work' was done in co-operation
with the Navy Department. and the
Panama*. Railroad Co, Data obtained by the examination of' coal stored'
for two' years have heen compiled and
will be presented in .a-bulletin now
in 'course of preparation. In connec
tlon with-this investigation 174 samples' of ,coal wore analyzed during the
year and ,489 determinations wore
The investigation' of spontaneous
combustion of conl included both the
fundamental .chemical reactions'involved and the lnfluonce of those reactions
As Soclallsm.grows stronger the political party'.bT .the..capitalist'cl^ss be-",
comes"weaket^-b'ur. rapid .growth ,is
their rapid "decajy£ During the period
of 'transformatlbhtwe do'.not care- to
admit .even Co.. ourselves that we are
quitting the'old and(allying wits the
new.   ButyvkenY'we*'do admit,it to
ourselves we soon'begin tb whisper, it
to our new associates'" and if our former associates should'catch', us in the
act we do like Peter, when he'denied
Christ." .-'It is-about'this>tage of our'
development that we get wise.tb the
fact' that,the-large" suras™of- money
used by the.'political -parties of'tho cap;
italist class t;o bribe"electors.is a- part"
of the surplus1, values stolen'from,'the-
slaves under the.'guise of wages, ;and-
as our former. associates still think'
we are'with'tliem,, we seek to get'a
part-of those'surplus/values in-, the,
shape of * a bribe, thipugh' we.- areYre,;,
solved to .vote f»r the new.'., vYet we
-   • •    i .  •     -
would be tlie first to protest if, our.
elected members were to,do likewise.
7As -we', develop we learnNto despise
such pett^ bribery. Freemen, or. slaves;
fully'resolved'to be tree, will'-not-be
bribed.'* When we, are in thatr stage
where we are supposed to beVith the
old, though . we are supporting • the
new, we! are apt to think it, smart to
gorge-on;th'e free booze, etc.', with
which the political parties of the capi-
-talist .class" do a- large share of their
bribing. It is 'the reverse of being
smart. Such truck,' often made specially .for electionsJs more adulterated
and poisonous than' what -we - usually
get—and that's going some.' To gorge
on sucli .poison.because it4s free is
equal to - cutting ,one's -. nose "off * to
spite one's face, 'for*not-only.'do„w«
have to suffer the' immediate after et
. Did You Ever Consider.
_ p __ .
AVlmt is your* incomo.     Ih it i)<1,200, $3,000 or
intorest would it require in Ordor lo equal your
How Much your Earning Ability' Represents?
$5,000 per yoar? TTow much enpltnl at 0 por cent,
present income.   $50,000 ut fi per emit' interest equa.N $3,000 per year.
Your Earning Capacity iB Your Family'B Capital, How Iohr would il, lake to accumulate ii Bum
\vliit:li, al iiitni'L'Ht, woujd provide Kiiffiuiont I'ikjoiiih, in tlio ovont... your death, to support your homo
and educate your children.
You, no doubt, believe tlmt if you do not die you will be able to create an cstnte, StntimicH
hIiow that tlio majority of people born die leaving nolliinK, Aro you positively sure that you will
live to create this estate?
Life is uncertain—mon apparently in the host of health die suddenly, h, order to millcn provision in tlm event of your death the Sun Lifo Assurance Company of Canada'Will, by your deprn.it-
i ri pr n oompimi.ivi.ly small amount each yonr for a definite number of years, pny to your wife or
.child, or (.slate, immediately upon receipt of proof of death, a certain amount of money, This offers
you tlio moans of creating au immediate estate in the even! of your death.
"If 1 bad my way T would write thvword -Insure' on tho door of every coHuro nnd upon the
blotliuut book of ovory public man. bci-auso I nin convinced that, for sacrifices which are inconceivably small, fiitnilics can bo secured aitiiinst ciitiiHtrophe.-. which otherwise would smash them up for-
cvfiv It is our duty lo arrest llio ffhastly wa«te, nol merely of human hnppinoNs, but of national
honlth aud KtrciiRlh, M'liich follows whon, throiiith the death of tho bread-winner, the frail boat in
which the foriuhcn nf the family nro embarked founders, and tlie women and children are left
Htrupftflo hopelessly ou the dark waters of a friendless world."—"NViiiHtnn fhurehill,
Would You Consider
A Proposition mnkinu provision for yonr family in the event of death, or, if living, provision for o\A nf*.*.
Pull Particulars will be cheerfully Riven by nddrcHHinj?:*   ,
fects, .but, it degrades us' and retards'
our effort ^ make- its worthy of ou_
new associates, , When prize figiitera
are training .for a contest] they dq, n.ot
gorge even if .they could, get tho best,
if they, did each would arrange to have
the other 'so'gorged'that; he would net
be equal to the task." .Our'contestls
. far more important and tho; prize-
freedom from the rule of Capital—is
the greatest that•'humans can,aspire
for. . Let us cense,to humllate .ourselves by gorging on -their political
chari.ty, be brave arid uprlghNto our-'
selves and to* our cause.''If. you do
not agree with the above for.your own
sake and the clnss yovi belong,- Insist'
on getting champagne, choice liqueurs
nnd tho boBt of cigars,'-    ■, ,o
Thoro aro enough Socialists in tho
Rocky Mountain district of Alborta to
elect any comrade. As your member
I nm known by many who are only
sym.pnlitls.ors, but tliey havo volunteered n pledge to1 support -ub, In
splto of the fact that tho rulo of Capital, has for Bovoral generations bred
nnd encouraged dishonesty thore Is
still a certain sonso of honesty
even nmong thoso who do not profess
to ho honest, they admire tho honest
effort of thoso of us who nro striving
to change tlio objoct of producing
wealth from that of profit nnd nggrmn-
dlssomcnt of a paraHlto capitalist clnss
to producing for tho ubo nnd enjoyment of thoso who do tho producing,
thoroby romovlng tho • caugo of lm-
mans being dtBhonost. . Evon those
who are not yet In oympathy with
wlmt tl^oy think to bo tho ultimata aim
of the Socialist!, ndmlro our efforts to
Improvb the conditions and oducnto
our olasB on ma I tors pollticnl and
oconomlo, find n niimbor of them Imvo
volunteered a plodgo to. support lis
nt tho ripxt election, In fact, It nil
who Intond to support mb would say
no thoro would bo no need for an oloctlon. It Ib rumored tlmt tho political
pnrtlos of the enpltnllit clnni. nro Ro-
ing to upend a largo mini of monoy In
th* Itocky Mountain district to do-
tout tlio Hitting mombor, nnd In splto
or tho professed prosperity tho bust-
new folk whisper "monoy Is Unlit."
Homo who Intond to support m nro
keoplng mum with tho hopo thnt thoro
will bn an oloctlon, so as io bring
pioiioy Into lho dlatrlet. lln Jl, aa It
may.- wo w|ll continue to spread our
, Y T' ff:cofn MITTEE,-SOCIAtlST^>>,^
'-■XT i, ■T^i'f.lVvlPARTY OF.CXNADA.
; "■•,'-'? -i%^'^'7 T-T 7Z''S' [XX ^%nri'
Tor th'e ^MemlierBhlp .'of v the; Socialist
[- yy.Y\ Party 'of (Canada.-'-"^; !^;H.
,    ..... \-*y -—n.«.N>-:5CV5£r1',-
,  , ;;..,-,.   -■  1-t.J,.       .-  .....   f.i   V'  r-     •'.,. -f
The .Dominion', Executive, Committee
'have 'comei'-W the^following agreement
with * C6mr'aaei R.'.\I. _ Matthews Ttor; the
publication of a weekly *paper to sicje
asj&e'official.ofgan' of _the;party: <**■"*..'
v 'v_ i anJagrebmentYY) i'Y'';Y'
Between-R,; I. Matthews-and-the Bom-
.inion Executive Committee Socialist
- Party of-JCanada (n'ejjeinafter" called
/'the1 Executtve.V)\ S ', '• ' .'„ ..-'
The5 said i-_.fi.- Matthews hereby,
agrees'^ to;commence",'^\ on >.'• or. „ about
March "l.Ythe "publication'of "a" weekly,
newspaper to be. devoted Ho. the sup;
port and propagation "of the principles
and program of'the Socialist Party qf-
Canada, and to provide In its'.columns
.space' for the use of the regularly'ap;
pointed officers of the Party.
In'consideration-of the, above-services, the'said Executice hereby agrees'
to pay \o the said' R: I. Matthews the
sum'-of, Fifty Dollars (?50),ea<?h. "week
of publication'of the'saitf weeklynewsY
paper for a'periqd.bf thirteen (1?) con-,
secutive 'weeks.^bmmrinclng -with the
._. ■ - - -■'   .$-i*',i \-,i -.    . -
first issue.V, ,The aforementioned, sum
of' ?50.0'p'7to7 be'paid. jipbnrrecelpt; by,s
• the'Executive of aVcopy of|ach,-lssue.;
'_' TheYE^ecu'tlveYfvirtheV'ngreoB-!to;
■permit, the* said -newspaper,' to carry the'
official'endorsation of the ExecutlveTv
Y' -1- agrtee'(to_ the above*'conditions,7,
! " \ „  .-'- .' f ■' "f -v - R. i.^IATTHEWS;
■■••,..   -.j •- -i- j        •■, ,-. -. v '  ' •- <-•
We agree,to-the above- conditions/ •■ ;
: .* (iler'e.-'fqllow the signatures* oVthe.
Dominion Executive p6mmItteo)yran-
couver.;Januar'y 26th, 1913,'kY'   '-_ "•-;
.'•It'"will be seen that the;agreement
^provides for the"'prodnction, of a'papeS
of the same 'uncompromising'and,revo-
lutionary charac\er - as   the* Western
Clarion,, edited and owned by, a mem-
'ber. of the Party (a former editor of
the latter paper and .Dominion Secretary), with "adequate provision for 're-
sports of 'Party1;activity and information,   y. Y'7   ,.•'-■•     -    ' Y-
^The.'financial 'liability 'of the--Party
ls to' be of the nature of a subsidy" for
the production of a Party organ, such
subsidy Vo last for the,period of thrpe
months;only, after."which all financial
assistance-vwill cease,-,.,;..,"      ,' V
It.wllfalso^be noted ,that the ,weekly
payments-by. the-Executive need not be
handed, oVer until .'tliey have proof -oft
HasPaid DiYidendi of 226 Percent lh",
Y.- ^burYy^ars;^ Special ^Widend   •.■'_
:> * WASHINGTqN4Jari.;;2a;^EnormouB| fc, ^ ^„ .„
'profits ."iJjrr theYFi^f^aflbhal':TBe.i_kl'6f--) i-^X^i
Newv;/yprk^;Cltyi,;.were , recqunted,-vtp-K;: •'•," ;r,Y-V
night'kby;Gleorge',F, Baker?cfialn__*n-of,>.:.;', [yjX^
the*boVrd'oiiaireotbrs"of thelbank.is,>;''-"■--' Tl
a /witneBS^'h^ore'^.thplYhWsW'Jihon^ -: j\fl
withr. records ,^B__pw^g"yt_i_itisinc'a^l^*7-V^'
organization -,in.',l8^-wlt_hYta,:|capital- /£7y
izationVef,'|500;90p,;the Iranic.'has''msrde)":'""''r
profits' amounting • tp, more/than'-" $80,-'   Y
ooolooo^ S-'\ X:X.Ki* YY.'y ™T*    ■'' 7'7•
Y:iniIthe.tlaur'_yearsA'since* 1908,'• Mr,;'
BakerYtbld,.t^eY committee, .the^bank '    -
has paid "dividends;'ot**'226*per cent.,)"
orr.morB than' twice th"^ total 'capitalization,' Which''l'_( now" $10,000,000.7' X}'{•
7 "*'"»"•*"'- "* Y'yv''" :7"'X YY,'', T'S.">■•_
7 Average^ 'secured,-,l.y\ the'tiNew"_Yprk« Xy •   ,
State Department "bf"iLabpf.lndltetti" a" Y; •    *;
docre_ise7, iii; average*'eanilngs- of - malo"    . r';.
members of- labor- organizations;from ,   '"   '
.85.6 to,>840'between'''19i0*and;,19,12.'   ,
Yet In a'single' year.the" cost of sheer
necessities pt-life has increased 25 *per;.',
cent. - * Rents' has'Hindergbrie a similar.
Increase. .*,">'/, • 7y._ -     y, v?y . ';• M
Operation for Pile! Failed.
Zam-Buk  Was  Then""; Tried \koaX.". ■".
,    - * .;r;^ork^.>YCdrc.cY;vY7 '..^ .._
,." ' " '-Yy-,' ." ".XiP '-'■>' I"' :''Y-'-'.v.' ■ Y
Writing^frdjn ?oplar^B.C.-,.;Mrs.-C-.'_:-.
^Hanson,-wlfe^ot.the proprietor,of the''^:,.. ,
,CommercialHotel.'-aays:* "Isuffered for' / .' •*.' -
.yeara.witfi; bleedlngplles-vTlfe pain was
BO'.bad'at'times-that I;,could Jjardly '•
tion,-arid .('went^jto' the ,;Sacre'd,, Heart
Hospltai;-ln;iSpbka'ng.:-Thet-e they.per- -,,
forined'an^operatidn "and [did all .they"
could tot ■moX. for- a*-.time.I "was cer-"- .
>;talnlyr.bptter;\6utVwl'thln,ll2.. months';- ■=
the troubl9vsti_rted,again and the-piles ,
becanieV.as-painful'asYeyer..,-:"r tried,, •
liniments,-'hot-"poultices; various-;'pile .,,-
cures,'.and-Indeed.".everything I-lco'uld'
think w<mld,br likely .to; do 'any .good,
but stlH'I'.cobtlriued to.'suffer, and the
shooting, burning,-'stinging paihsr th.e ".'
dull,' achingYa'nd;wretched .'.worn-out;
feeling, thatYthe",7disea'se_cause8>"continued'as ba;d;*a8.'ever. yy'-'\ --■x*,, '  -■'
'""One day I read-about,Zam-Buk;and;- .
thought li would; try' It.l"-Tl_e;.flrsC-on<.'f ■
-or two.boxes;gave-me.more'-'easefth'an',,;
anything else I had'triedYso I.weht'on\.
with the treatment. . In, a short .time'I
began'-to* feel altogether,'different and  ,
better.*- and* I -saw"- that Zam-Buk" was ;
golnfe to-cure: me;' Well/ I^went'son,-
using it)''ahdvby_jthe tirpb^. had useti -,"
6lx boxcs.I>was;dell^hted',to,llnd my; -
self -entirety, 'cured:-. That '.was three*:
y^ars.-agoYand-.from.'theri"t'o*,thqIpres:;.,. *
the "production-pf each "issue".      .'    y ^0 trouble,"'.'-':.": - Y^ *-'-', !Y''C' Vi.:"-- rV. ' '"r'
;The- Party wll. draw: no revenue from
tho proposed-papef^but in'fhje ca'sebf
the Western Clarion, a. Party owned
paper since'. 1908,; ..Party funds that
should have been available for organi-
zation purposes, were swallowed-.up in
meeting the def felt incurred by Its 'pub-
HcatlonY . Thero ■ is ' no opening for
such a drain in the present proposition.
Tho financial''assistance of. the
Party 1b conditioned oh the'.editorial
policy of the paper being in harmony
.with' the • principles, and platform, of
the Socialist Party of Canada! If tliat
policy is not maintained the ondorsa-
tion of, tlio .Executive will be'witli-'
drawn.    •       '' ',''.'"
Ways and Means
Tho-Dominion Executive Qommltteo
havo opened a "Subsidy-Fund,'' .to
which' all Locals, comrades, and supporters are roquostod to contribute,
Tho Committee ask the membership
for a voluntary assessment of fivo
conts, por hend, por week until, tho
period cVvored by the guarantbo has
expired., Locals and individuals will,
of course, bo at liberty to assist the
fund ln any additional way thoy boo
fit, but the adoption of tho voluntary
tax of flvo conts por weok is urgod,
as lt will glvo ovldonco of i\\o desire
of tho momborBlilp Tor n Tarty organ,
nnd thus confirm and oncourngo both
tlio partlds to tho' ngroomont In tholr
offortB to provide ono,        ,
Note;— This "Subsidy Fund' Ir to bo
entirely sopnrato und distinct from tho
money thnt will como in as subscriptions for tlio pnpor, Tlmt ond of tho
business will,bo attondod to by Com-
rado Matthews, Tlio subsidy Is ro-
qui rod as n necessary mmrnntoo thnt
tho oxlstcnco of tho' pnpor will bo so-
cured for tho first throo months, nftor
which It will have to slntid on Its own
Tho Exeoutlvo Commlttoo bollovo
that thoy l.rtvo provided a procurable
plan for tho issue of a wcnkly pnpor to
rIvo expression to tho principles of Um
Party. In vlow of, tho multitudes of
Gngllsh-Bpoaklng Immigrants coming
Into Canada a paper Is a vital necessity If tho Party la to roKch thorn.   -
Tho mottor Is now loft in tho hands
of tho rank-and-file to carry to n aim-
manful conclusion, Oonsldnrlng tho
number of Locnls of tlKiflPnrty lu Can-
ndu, and tlio amount of goodwill oxlst-
, Zam-Buk -Is' assure, cure for -piles,,
'eczema,'' ijlcoru/^bsc'csses, cold-■ sores,^  ;
chappofl hands,/,varicose'- sores, burns,  ;'
scalds.Xbfuises^lnflame'd" patches, and,- ,
all'skin injuries,and-diseases.   Drug-" .
gists and stores- everywher'c,--00c_*. box,.•:
or Zam-Buk Co.,,<Toronto, for.prlco.   '.
' Rof usi harmful ■,sub8tlfM,te8.' ' ■'. ' Y;-
:; 7SX:.r.7X7> X Sy~ ! ••     -
Dr. O..FAUSETT,. -,
V"" '     '-.Dentist,,.,,
-, •    ,   .. •j '    *    *
-'■'COLEMAN,'" Alberta; ""
Office in Cameron Block
,-' All Work Guaranteed
7   JQHN  B>.RBEr/D.D.8., LD8..
\-S   i'y D_.NTJ8T' •'" ■'    v "\
Office: Johnstone and Falconer Block
• (Above Bleasdoirs Drug Storo). ,
.;' "v.'.„    Phono 121
,( .'Hours:. 8.30 to 1; 2 to 5.   ,
. Residence; 21, Victoria' Avcnuoi,
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary, etc,
Offices: Eckstein Building,
'  '    '      -.    .,
.   Fernle.'B.C,1
».' C. Lswe      ■•      >    Alex. I. Flslw
**       t •      i
, LAW'b'*' FI8HER '
- attornrave
■   _ .•-    J I
fernie, B. C    .    ■
L    H.    PUTNAM
Bsrrli.er, 8ollolter,<Notiry Public, etc.
tori*, and in u ponton
:e of nrlilnh Oultimbla. u .
lio l.ui_iiil for a lorm. of iwniuy-nn«
yeais al an anuuul icnlal of ,11 tin aero.
N«l mor«< thnn'l.tto aerni wll bo Uaied
ip urn. npullcain. .
Apnlleati«n ror a !*»■« mun l,« m&t*
 ,.. ,.    hv   On*   iinmlKiint- In   pursim   to   .lm
MI propaganda tor nacitiy   to   own usi'"* •••■-■«■• iA«¥»a *>i »wu-.»*<..._ f>, «)•_ u.»...c. ,..
H ,u,.lkllB   Uf   v>u>lUf.li.m   iu*Ui,   t»lU.  «"*■ ^ Tn,M"" °r **# T^",rM *Kfl ^T ' ™™t A" r,,ch,,, ,"",""d ror ftr* ""f1'
° than be at tb« m«r<>y of a small i«rt  W0(lk **0"™ hn nn "W m,,u«r' *'   '	
If ovoryono doos something tho totnl
COAL mlnintf rltfhts bf tlio Domln-
lun, In MaiiKolin, SAnKatdiuwHii unit
All-vria, Uio Vukmi Tvrrliory, tlio North
Vveii Torrltorlcii nnd in u portion or
ihe Province of Klrltlnh Oultnnbla. imy
of twlftw at. It le Hiftday. — <\ M.
Agent for
Sun Life Assurance Co.
V.OU.t-'tt   VlhuAil'j    llfiUM   ai.Yl.tt   IVi.^iDiL
than mon becauso they need It loss.
Deafness Cannot Bo Cured
sum' rwjuiivd will ber nilsod Ions !>«•
forn tlio three months am up.
rin iin»toir ^f tin* TVnmtnlnn T".rr»mtlv»«
. 3. it. mmnovaiia,
,i Bocrotsry.
Tn «urvc»y_d t«rrllory th* lend must h*
il*-Ni<iiii.i, y .•<;iiui.», ur tenet *ub-dlvl.
*I.Mt* af »e«tloni_. »«(_• in unsurvev«<t
urrliory tne.trect applied tori hel It
Kiutftit out tiy in* npiillciini hlmtelr.
Tho    world's   -champion   rannef,
br luttX »|i|'lt'-»d<>n», »» titer rannut crt'b tbt
^^^^.^^i^^ii;.^ Hanno. Kol.Im.Inen of Finland, Is t
KJSiSvr ife'ttSeiHlwil^^««iJr« Socialist brlekl«y«r.  Ilo won Mn U«h
_r»b».   wk»n .hi* t«t« i* i>s*M*e jtm tut* e flt iv. !••» oivmnlfl aranwS held at
it «• ♦_,lii.i» rt«i-4 il»itu.ti u iv,» niMiit, «b4 pio^vholm.   IlecmUjf b» c»nM» to Am*
Wtff IU l««_»«_i«tte» ««« Im ta<<* iMt tu4 y"""' "-• i-iikiuj.,. vm.
untrw   www   inneww-iiivu   wmm   e*w   h^h   **■*   mq   »._»fc_.i_i_e   t^      *-,__.___-
Ikit tnk* rnturM te In l•«rautnnt_iHtMl,»*•^  «rlCa snd Mft fOBI* OXntbUIOnS HOW
te. «,n * ^{^:^nurh7^C^t»o wm p.w»f ttm •«wti«i« <**!»*.
en Iu04ini*.t rmnrll	
H»# *ltl ert* «»* Httiuto*	
ef ]k>i _.i«*« it*w*A*t>T »«i*r»ii) ib«t f»riit»i u, ,B .„ ani}iu_il_i__itli_' worker   tot   tbo
»»**». "♦»• _ . * +. _»  .... ^. _-   i cntiMt of Boctollsw aad take* ^df aiv-
f*!Tfl nf *Tf*rr «MK»ft«»li> io *krt«*_l
r  r rnrvrt * m, -nt^v, o.
tut* mir* nmtff no* u* «>ttt_eeii_e,     the dortHn*.
turrliory tne.tract appl ed tor,shall,be
'" 0 out t>y ilie npiillciini hlmteir,
Bh aplleatf
r.« cf ft i
but nut otlierwlie:    A forelt)' etmll be
id on the merc.ha_pl4b)e
.*nie,p#i ,«„.
The pepon operating .the mine eliall
„ It   nj   ill-   ni'l'llklMK   liiliirBii,
Raeh aplleatlon must he aeenrnpanled
by e tt* cf IS whjelt will be lerunileil If
_ ., not otherwise:     A foy_..,_   ,, ~.
paid on the merchantable output or Ilie
mine at the rale ut /(ve dknie per ton,
4«e mir -
orn-e a yeer,
The teas* wlll,lnelu4e the eo»i mlilnv
rtahle only, »ut' Mie leeeee way li# p«f.
ihIUmI U» uuk'cUu^u wliat.vci' uv_ilUUu
eurfftw fitfttin may )* fonMfl.nrt pe.
lie.ee an acre.
ktrttr «' the mine
ceeviry rar-tbe.
at the rale _>f l._.    _.	
Vfir (all JafcrrmaUi>-n »r>ptir»llMfi
ebonMbe una.!* to the Aeeretarr er the
Department of lb* Ulterior. Ottawa, e»
to any Agent or 8»b"Agenl of Domln*
**« IJKIntff, _«___,'..
^ Cety.
, . , TtoDUty Sfriifof'ir nf tro tntfltM;*,
K.B— ltftaatb«rlxed publication of thl*
a_lren(eem«nt will n*t ** Hi. fer. -•
lilliiliiiiTl I'm   i i
9 t_js . W1^-^Jf-'-*«_M_'_rH?, **!ff __* <*aw- i * *r*. • ^X'^TXvry&^^r'yT^ >- 7 'XUX^TSS'-'S ;.y:-Y% *^>;y ;, y^
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List of Locals District 18
•     NO.
•'    T3103
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\   2178
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•T'   Y574
■ W*l
' ;L'idee- d'une -amnlstle -generale;
civile e^inilitaire, n'a pas l'air de ren-
crfiitrer jusqu'lei beaucoup d'echo daiis
les,milieux gouvernementaux. • .,
7 Les milieux gouvernementaux jie i_»'
douteraient-ils. pas par hasard^de" la
desaffection a l'egard du regime, qu'on
peut ;cdnstater dans t'ous les milieux
populates? Ne sentent-Hs pa's ,'ce
qu'll y,a de daiagereiix pour un^regime ne du peuple a perdre la'confl-
ance et l'a'ffectlon *de celui-cl?7    .'   *
Ne savenl-ils'.pas qu'll y a des. re-
parattoias^qul s'imposent a.l'heure ac-
tu^lle. "apres sept ans de clemencls-
me, de brlandism'e et dQ mlllerand-
isme? '"   "   *- ■    '      *     '
-,'•■--.j     .      ,     - i
Les.acc'apafeurs .et*Ies speculateurs
qui ont,. nous ne dlsons pas cree la
"crlse ;de )a Jchere-^lls n'ont- probable-
ment pas se pourvoir—-mais qui l'ont
aggravee, sont en llberte; et Roulller,
pour.un dlscours subversif contre, la
-yie ch'ere,' est depuis dix-huit mols a
Clalrvaux!    _   ,--, ,  -■ t  .'
, Le Parliament a\vote qu'on impose-
rait la' reintegration des cheminots
aux.Compagnies.'les Compagnies n'ont
relntegre, personne ou presque; et
pendant - ce' temps,' ■ Gpurmelon.S pour
avoir proteste7,d'une facon extraparle-
men taire. contre "la- terocite de ces
mem^s. Compagnies et contre l'entran-
glement -d'urie" greve' legale est entrain demourir* d'une mort lente,- pri-
ponnier a l'hopltal de Brest!
. Est ce qu'il ne cerait pas temps de
le relacher,; comme Rouiller?
E^ tous nos camarades emprlsonnes
pour- avoir proteste avec .vehemence
contre la menace d'une guerre a propos des Balkans, .est-ce qu'ils ont fait
autre chose que de traduire a leur
amniere, suivant leur-temprament, le
meme centiment de reprobation contre "la guerre que le premier'nilnistre
Poiiicare en Personne?
.-■ |3_ apres"rassassinat"d'Aernoult par
les cbaouchs militaires, apres le long
martyre de Rousset,- est-ce qu'iin coun
d'eponge'ne s'impose pas sur les de-
lits reels ou imaginaires commis par'
le malheureux'qui souffrent dans Ten-
fer africain? '■ ' - .      '"
Encore une'fois ie groupeparlemen-
qu'on attend do'lui dans les milieux
I)Opulalres', en. ne rappelant,. pas aux
candldat«a la Presidence; qui' auront
besoin de ses 75 voix en au reste du
parti republican—si ce reste existe!
--que le.mtllion d'electeura sociallstes
en echahge,,de ces 75'.voix■ reclame,
d'un-bout de la France^a-l'autre,, l'am-
nistle pour les detenus polltiques ot
militaires.        , y
On volt tres bien Sembat dlflant a
Polncare, dans le tuyau de .'orellle*
"Bt.puls -Vous save'!, entre nous, M. Ie
futur president, c'est la Ropublique
qui a surtout besoin d'une amnlstle! - "    j
- 'Ferve, piu che mai lo * sciopero in
.Vancouver Island. Gli scioperanti,
sempre calml e tranquillil confidario' in
una-prossima vittoria, ad bnta che la
compagnla, protetfa da centinaia e 'cen-
tinaia'di sblrri armati sino,al dents,
sia riuscita ad importare alcunl faml-
geratl erumirl. V -
. Fra questi disgrazlati trovasi anche
certo Giovanni Perozinl, nativo dl
Pione, Italia., , Questo tlp'o da foca per.
ben .quattro mesi vJsse alle spalle della
United AJine Workers of America, la
quale invlava pure sussidli alia di lul
famlglia in Italia, e ad onta di clo e
divenuto traditore della causa comune
per vendersl anlma e corpo agll sfrut-
tatorl def popolo.
'" Questo scellerato, questo brutto cef-£
fo che ha rubato l( soldi deH'unione,
doyrebbe essere da'tutti disprezzato,"
non solo in queste con trade, ma anche
in Italia. \ ,   *
. Un altro infame crumiro e certo Mai-
one Secondo, uato a Tonco Monferrato,
provincia" di Alessandria.. Costui-aveva giurato e spergiurato che piuttosto
di tornare a lavoro se non a sciopero
finito,, sarebbe andato via da Cumberland, . e tomato a lavorare da fabbro
per la. compagnla, Egli e ' guardatb
giorno e, notte da un poliziotto, 'per
timore che gli venga giuocato qualche
brutto tiro' dagli scioperanti. ~ ■"
\A.vanti, maledetti crumiri, avanti
pure! Verra anche per vol il giorno
del "redde ratlonem!" ;
Le compagnire, per bassa vendetta,
hanno sfrattato dalle loro case gli
scioperanti, i quali sono ora costretti a
vivere colle famiglie sotto misere ten-
d.e nelle foreste, esposti ai rigori.sjber-
iani del freddo.       ,/ - ,
Coraggio, o valorosi minatori! j Le
compagnie stanno sparando legitime
cartucciel Ormai si sta per dare battaglia campale, che decidera della> vittoria. Y'B questa sara .intlubbiamente
voitra, se segulrete la linea di condotta
del passato.       .. ,      -•
II vostro sgu'ardo sia rivolto in alto,
in alto siamo i vostri cuori, e la razza
infame ed esacrabile dei'jbrumiri tradi-
torl sia da vol dlsprezzata e mes'sa'alla
gogna. ,   ;y. y     . 11, ,       ,
.    '     ■    - JOSEPH_ ANGELO,       '•
"       OrganTG5ialore'"_lella-U7M.W. of A.
Compensation iiAW
,, Revision, as complete as possible, of
the Illinois workmen's* compensation
law^or the tiodily substitution "of a compensation act similar "to the one now
In-force in the state'of Washington
probably will be demanded by Illinois
miners following the annual convention of the state organization at Peoria
in February. Leaders in the miners;
union of the state declare that they
are dissatisfied with the present act
and will ask the convention to adopt
resolutions condemning it and favor--
Ing one modeled on that in force in
Washington. •   .
'.-■ The,most radical change to be demanded will be that the arbitration of
cases in which employes meet with injury or death shall be the duty of a
state commisslon.appolnted by the governor. Such' a commission has been
appointed in Washington under the
name of the industrial insurance department. It consists of three commissioners who serve for six years
each, and are responsible for the naming of amounts due injured workmen
or the families of employes killed at
their work. They also conduct investigations designed to insure proper
care and treatment for all injured persons entitled to benefit by the compensation* act.,       i
Left t» Arbitrators
In this state,.the disposition of such
cases Is left in the* hands of three arbitrators,, one'representing the injured
.workman or his family In case of
death, one representing the defendant
employed'and the. third selected by
these two. In case they are unable to
decide upon a third person, this appointment falls to/the circuit court of
the county in which the injury occurred. When a decision in the case hns
been reached, it is reported to the circuit court for approval. The miners
declare they, want,the act taken out
of the courts altogether.' At present,
they argue, benefits under it are dependent rather upon good fortune in
securing a board of arbitration than
upon the merit of the complainant's
case. With a statecommission, whose
members they Insist' should pass a
rigid examination to determine tlieir
fitness forcthe positions, in charge of
such cases, they believe both uniformity and fairness would be s cured. <-
Other. legislation to be - considered
by the miners-at their convention is
intended'- to secure - a -mo_!_e_e__i__ctl__e
A medical- expert now startle's", us
with  the  assertion that upholstered
pews in churches "are dau'geroua' as■
hiding places   for   germs.     Perhaps-,
that's the cause of the sleeping sick-'_
ness peculiar 'to some church atten-
dants7—St: Thomas Journal.
Ever notice how eager one doctor is
not to boast of the ability of another?
While you're not
fool enough to
snatch at evory
"cure" bubble that
is flaunted before
you, you know a-
business talk to
business men when
you'see it—eh?
Now, thiB' is a
business proposal—
one that relates to your health. Look
here: If, because of excesses or for
other reasons, your health Is Impaired
—your youth seems to have slipped
away from you—you're not the man
God first -made you—then here's your
hope. , DR. METZGER'S BODY BATTERY saves, men's physical beings
from utter ruin, renews the spring of
earlier days in the step, sends a flow
of enervating blood coursing through
every artery and vein—stops injurious
losses and cures affected organs. No
acids to burn—electricity does it all.
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. . When you can own
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We have for sale
.Lots in town and Lots
in subdivision in Cole-
man at all prices. We
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Call and see us.
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NAM.! Mf!   «•_«. f»  n   A^r*n,H*:«C(
Ttfn.VhM.il    '. %. ?. Wu>sl3t-j', &ajjJ,i<,c.dl.4J{*,
Bower Crook  D.  Kara p. Heaver CreeV, vl_i Plncher.
Uellovue ,  James Burke, Box SB, Itallfivua Aim.
niilrtnora '.. W. I* Bvam, JlJafrmoro, Altn. '
JlurrtU, J. Dorbyrhiro, Burmls, Altn, ''
f'.t'^r.i.}r 7. y.'.UUyi, £_.__.,_-.•,_.,-<-, Curt.__-.__-, A.u_,
Cm more, i  N. l>. Thnchnk, Csnraore, AUa.
Coleman...., ,.. W, Or*tarn, Cotoman. Alta.,
Corbin,.,,,,.. ,.. J.. Jonen, Oorbln; D. C.
Chinook Mlnai....... J. 8anto.il, Chinook Mlne«, Alta,
Diamond City'........ Albert Zak, Diamond City, Uthbrldge.
Pornlft................ Thoa. Uphlll, Farnl*.B. C,
Frank  Byan Morgan. Frank, Alta.     ,
Ifeamar....".......... W. Baldoratona. HearMr, B. n.
Hllkr*»t,,,,.< , Jan. Gordon, Hlllcreit, All*,'
Utbbrldf •  ,'U Mooro, 1711 git th Avenu ,%.>:. UtbbMdf«.
I*)bl>r.6_.« ColUortea,. Frank Barrtntban, Cotlhnm, Alta.
Uat>lo uaf..,,.; Robort Taylor. Map!* Uiif, Beltttuo Alta- .
Mahal.,............. M. Burr«lL lllehtl. B. d
Uonared Ulna ,. Wm. Hynd. Etean P. O* Tabor, Alta.
ttoaabfirff............. A. Koakar, Pawburg, Alt*.
Ronl Vlow...... i.... Om JorJan, Rom! CotHerf-.fi, &• tnbrldra, Alta
Tab«r A PaUaraott. Ta_ber, AlU
. La JuBtico pour les capltnllsteB eat
tout,autre quo pour les travallleurs;
c'est pourquol nous llsona chaque jour
dans tous les journnux capitalistes du
monde quo de pauvres dlables sont
pnuls de pluflleui-R annccB d'emprlson-
nement pour des v,ols ou Infractions
aux lols tnndis qu'cllo condnmno a quelques mols do prison dos banqulers
frauduloux qui ont ongloutl Targont
do tout le mondo dans dos speculations linsnrdeuscs ou plus souvont encore ont nmeno faclloment cot argent
duns lour cnlsse au moyen d'appats
trompeurs, falsant mlroltor aux, voux
Id'un public qui no connalt rlon en
finances, des cntreprlsos,   ou   lours
cnnltatix lour rapporteralent do gros
Interots.    -M quand' cos esorocs ont
rouufll a oxlorquer quolquos millions
tin bo' snuyent avec leur magot dans
uno nation ontrnngoro ou lis vlvont
Rrnsspmont do do leur forfnlt.   S'lls
ont l'on mil d'nvolr a ropondro do lours
oscroquorlos devant la Juatlco Ms s'on
tlront a peu do frolB, car movonnant
finances lour rhodocln los dooli.ro ma-
Indos ou nournatlionlquofl ou ullenos,
Cent graco a co tour do ptiflBo-pasBe
quo Charlos Morso,, 1'nnclon banqul-
or a oto llboro do sa prison on Ooorfilo
pnrco quo hoh modoclns avnlont- do-
claro qu'll n'on avail pns pour nn an
a vlvro,    UopulHiin nn qu'll ost llbro
11 n trouvo lo moyon do falro deux
voyiigoR on Allcmagno ot on Italic ot
dolt rovonlr proelmlnemcnt nux Etats-
Unli ao rotnottro aux nffnlroa.
Ln Justlco on roijlmo cupltallato au-
m toujours doux polda ot doux moBii-
roH, C'est pJurquol la haute finance
a uno hlktolra scandaleusn al volum-
tiiouso, car olio valt qu'elle pout io
.;i__ kite* Juno* ot ties bonnou enrros
qui no gardont touto leur dureUs quo
pour ceux qui n'ont pas do quo! met-
tro un ano d'or" dana la balanco do Ja
Anthracite coal'was at one time an
important factor In blast-furnace practice, but its use In that line of industry has now. almost entirely ceased,
according to • E. W. Parker,, of-the
United States Geological Survey, as it
has beon supplanted by colce made
from bituminous coal. - The principal
demand,for anthracite will b'e in the
future, as it has been ln the 'more1 recent 'past, restricted largely tO/domcs-
tic trade, for which such sizes ns fur-
haco, egg, stove, nnd chestnut are required. Tho breaking down of tho
lump coal, which was formerly a marketable product, for tho preparation
of tho 'domestic sizes results in a
much Inrgcr proportion,of the small or
undesirable sizes, all of,which nro sold
at .less thnn tho cost of production.
All tho profits on the" mining operations must be obtained from the pro-
pnrod domestic sizes, for.tho revenue
obtained frqm tho smaller sizes, which
nro sold lnrgoly In competition^ wllh
bituminous conl for steaming purposes,
serves only to roduco the coat of tho
domestic bIzo. The conditions under
which tho anthrnclto mines nro oporatod, tlio grontor depths to which tho
workings nro cnrrlod. tho consequent
lncronsed oxponso of mining, nnd tho
lnoroflfllng cost of labor all contribute
to make anthraolto fuol moro and moro
a luxury.
During rocont yoars tho anthraolto
operators hnvo ndoptod tho policy of
mnklng an allowance of GO conts por
ton from circular prlcos for domestic
conl purchased ln April of oaoh yonr,
with nn advanco of 10 conts por ton
for'each succeodliu. month until tho
sehoduio prices aro roBtorod ln Sop-
tnmbor, This hns had a mora snlu-
Inry offoot In stondylng tho nntlirnclto
trado thnn any othor notion takon by
thono controlling tho nnthrnclto Industry. Its purpose Is to encourage
tbo purchase of coal In tho spring nnd
onrly summer, mnklng tho collars of
tlm consume.-!, thn storage plnceR for
tho following wlntor, and nt tlio snmo
tlmo to caiiHo tho inlnoa to bo oporatod
moro regularly, thus giving steadier
employment to minora throughout tho
Imperial Bank of Canada
Capital Subscribed
Reserve'Fund  ....
6,000,000       Capital Paid  Up  ....    s 6,460,000
6,460,000       Total Assets ...Y...-    72,000,000
D. R. WILKIE, President HON. ROBT JAFFRAY, Vlce-Pce«--
Arrowhead, Cranbrook,  Fernie, Golden, Kamloops, Michel, Moyie, Nelson.
Revelstoke, Vancouver and^Victoria   " -;
Interest allowed on deposits at current-rate from date of deposit.,'
FERNIE BRANCH  ,   ' GEO. I. B. BELL,°Manage>
qualifications act. A law requiring
applicants for work as miners to pass
an examination is now,,in force but officials of the union- declare it is abortive. They blame the fact that many
men have been permitted to work ns
miners before obtaining a practical
knowledge of mining for many of the
accidents thnt nnnuallv clalm'-the lives
of many men in mines of the state.
A state commission lor the examination of miners Is the remedy which
will be nsked for. Tho commission,
which, It Is intended shall bo composed
entirely of men who hnvchnd y«>nrH of
pvperlonce ns miners, will assume tbo
duties of somo fifty-two'■ examining
bodlns now In existence, thus assorting
uniformity. At present,'union'nends
assert, many miners who .fall, to pnss
tho test, beforo the ovnmlnlng board
In ono aub-dlstrlct ofton removo to
anothor mib-dtatrlct nnd pass,
The moro rlulrt tost Is exnected nlso
to <ellm!nnto a practice wlilohlniB lwn
uncovered in snvernl soctlons of the
stnto, of preparing candidates for tho
examination ivllhln a few davit. Several of these "schools' nro snld to bo
distinctly lucrntlvo to those who conduct thorn. Tholr Instruction consist
chiefly In acquainting tho cnndldn^
with tho tools of tho minor's trndo nnd
telling him tho nnHwon. to questions un-
ually put by tho examining boards.—•
The FuolMngnzlne,
ii -_
1 • i *
Insurance, Real, Etate
and Loans
Money to Loan on first class Business and Residential property
CHA.-TEF. » OO'.
coal TnbaT
"Well, Johnny, what waa tho text
today 1" aakttd n proud father ot hla
email son, who had Just returned from
"tat mo fink, rawer," wild Johnny,
arrntrhlnp Mi. head lis deep thought.
"Oh, yei, I remember, (t was 'Don't
b« Bwrod. you'll am your qullu all
John'a fathof, after puullng a while
over thia Queer text, called tip tbe
"Could fvo tell mo vbat waa tbla
mornitttfn fort, Xfr. Jones," he nokcl,
aad waa conruleed to hear tbe reply;
Tear not, tha Comforter cometh."—
Vackl KatttmaVMimtlily;
WASHINGTON, Hob, f—Attorney
General WlcJ.on.ham, It ia understood
tonight docldod to further attack tho
towelled X'oal trust In civil mrocd-
IngH undor tbo Sherman antitrust law.
This wna a result of a conference hero
todny between tbo attorney genornl
nnd James C. McTtcnolds, of Now
York, who was tho governmenfa eoun»
•el In the anthracite trust wit decided
by the. Supreme Court n ftiw wook*
ago. Tho now suit, It la Mid, will
U«_ «llt_*_icd »i_Mli.Mt lh«« Mo-culled minor
combinations of coal carrying* roada
and to*, romo^nlea In th« l^ennayl-
ranla coal tMAn, eharree against
whleh were dlsmlaaed by the Supreme
Court without prejudice In Ita last
dccU'.ou. bcauiM Uu_y wm. held to-
be Improperly Incorporated In the wr-
ernuvent'a original genera) bill egalnat
tbe Imat.
, Labor unions havo ofttlmes innugur-.
atoo many unique movomnnts for good,
but thoro Is porhaps scarcoly a caso on
rocord to equal tho action of tho union
miners of tho noitbnrn conl Holds of
Colorado. Tho minora of thnt aoctlon
of tlio ntnto hnvo cut their wages In
half, so tlmt tho only union conl company, by whlph thoy nro omjiloyod,
may lm bnttor onnblnd lo wago wnr
against Its non-union compatltors, Tlio
mlnerf* have pledged tholr faith to
work for ono-half,of tho wages paid
them by tho company horotoforo, until
tho other coal compnnlcH, whloh nro
now oprtrntlng behind burrlcndcn, con-
codo to tlio domnndfl of tho minors,
This notion was mndo necessary by
(.-..   --.;'. <!.:.', 11 ',„,. twl cu.i.;
pnnloi. of .b<>  ..wlV-tr, rntil TlrliUi t,f,
Colorado  havo  been  nrcoptlng  mn-
tracts at figures for too low for the
American F"uol Company to underbid.
I Aa the latter company wns tho first to
TCfftlTllT/i tbo Tnltlo^•<l, ,inl«», 1- »1 ■-»   ;r_.
tlon, and granted them their desired
concessions, the higher wngos pnld tlio
minora mado It Impossible for tho
company to compete with ita non-union
competitor*. The miners havo como
forth with a proposition that promisee
thn ftfttlfaneni of strikes by a much
better method than that In vogue tip
to the pmont time. It has eliminated the necessity of what might bave
terminated In a atrike. and the work-
era may continue at work and bo batter prepared to fight tbe nonunion
eoal companies on the proportion ef
"m ball loot ia better than none."
Quarterly Dividend Notice
Noti_;o is hereby given Hint n IJividend nt tli.t rati, dl' Seven per
selit. per miii.iiri upon Die •jniiil tip Cnpitnl St ode of thlH Hunk l,:_n
l-cen (lcdiircd for tlio three inoiithH'ciicliiiB the 28lh Kohrunvy proy.,,
and Ihe smno will bo jmynblo ut itn Tlead Office mid HrniiehcH on nnd
after Saturday, tho M Mareh, prox. The Transfer Hook will hu
dosed from tho 17th to the 28th February, 191:., both dayg indmiivo.
By order of tho Hoard,
Toronto 2Urd .Inminry, V,)V,]. (lenoral MnniiK«r.
Head T*/^TD/^"M'T/^     Branches nnd connections
Office ■*• ^ -KU IN IU throughout Cnnndn
J. I*1. MACDOXAM). MfiiuiRur, KHUN]!';, ItC.
wore the FIRST PRIZE and tho GOLD MEDAL
at tho Edmonton Exhibition awardod to
Bocaueethoy aro THE BEST ON THE MARKET, that's why.
Buy them all tho tlmo at
8AM GRAHAM, Manager PHONE 41
All Diseases of Men
Aerlonm ot the man behind a
drum ef**k loader tttaa worda.
TM» New
Oevmiii. Cure
for (.pacific
•lost! Oleeaeee
I nm a Rradunto, llrenacd
and n'KlHtorod M.D., with n
record of'lfl yoara' of auc-
cojiHful practlco In moua' ilia-
i>a«0H. 1 wn» the flrat rollablo
men*' ipi.clnllut to locate In
Hpokane. and have b*>en for 7
yeara In tho flamo location,
No caao l» too complicated
fur my uusiboiU of Un.iiuwul,
N'o matter how many have
tried four conn, let mo bave
all tbe detalla and I will Kuarantee n tiire tbat will stay.
I have treated humlreda of patlenta by mall and am now treetlnit
nanrwbo eannct come to aee me.   All lettera are kept itrletly ronfi-
dcnttal aud ti_u_.UU.i-k_ iunl na tvulutly ao tb« c»»«-t (hat I <ton\ with
personally.    Write for my free booklet.
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and prices
We have prepared ^months ahead, to make this sale .a success/ ; Air the new 1913 styles; are^here. v: The largest^selectibhY^Vstyres.
ices ever carried.    For this week we are clearing "out our winter stock of y    ,   ~.'     -   . y>>;., -    .r 4^■^^^■,'^■\v^>•^'"'•■rY ; "*v\
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New Spring Shirts
AVe are just in receipt of a large shipment ol new Spring Negligee
Sliirls. These are fresh from the largest j'lid best Shirt:munufac-
tuvoi's in America; new patterns,' new; cloths, new style cellars; We
"have everything one could desire in high elas-i Shirts. This shipment embraces tlie best production of Cluet7.. Peabody, .Williams,
Green & Rome, Toltor and Company, The Van Allpn Co.,' and the
Jfagen Shirt, Co. We invite *your inspection of ojh*. new Spring
Shirt stock.
Mackinaw Clothing
We are giving great reductions in all lines of Mackinaw Clothing,
don't fail to see this line if you intend buying in th'e.near future.   We.
have, all sizes from 34 to 48 chest, in 7 lines of" celebrated Carss,' Mackinaw Coats, and a full range of sizes in both" the long and short Punts..
For the Boys
Boys' high-top black Boots, with strap and buckle; sizes. 1 to ft.
Price  '. t.......'   $3.75
Youths' high-top black Boots, with strap and buckle; sizes'11 to ■
,13.     Price - '.  $3.00 ,
Little gents' high-top Bluchers, with buckle and strap; sizes 8 to ,
10M>4.     Price  :....:'.\ $2.75
Little gents' high-^op Bluchers^ without the buckle and strap; sij.es ■
, 8 to'1014.   Price* _ %.". X..X-.X 2.10'
The Boys want High-top Boots—and they need them, too   -
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Grocery Specials
.. .   SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8th, 1913.
Tomatoes : '.77..'...'. r  '..^
Post Tevoro Breakfast Wheat ....;.'	
.2 tins Y
2 pkg.    .
Com Flakes . .-...' * '. > 4 pkg.   o,
Rival Wheat'Flakes ..' %.  ; '."..' per pkg.
. Braid.'s Best Coffee, fresh -groiind', j..."".' 7 XX... X...-.. 2 lb!'',',
■ Blue Ribbon Coffee, ........      •  .', • 1 lb tiii' '
.Tetley's Cocoa .....-../....'."...'..".'.'.V.V.V.'.'.'.".".'.'."'\fo lb.' tin. !
Ileinz Tomato Catsup r^ '    pints .  ,
- Spring Clothes Pins .. 7..Y'.'-.Y\ .-..: - ^ ..  per^doz. . ,
Blueberries    ■.:'..- ; .' 2 tins^ '
''Peaches  \." /.'.;...'. ..-.:..   2 tins
Prunes;  *. ; -3 lb..':
uEvaporated Apples  .;.-_ -. " ....■    2 lb."
Cooking Figs ' ; ........"... 3 'lbs.
Canadian Sardines ...'...;..*. ,1........  per tin '~
-King Oscar Sardines ..".. YY. .<.'...'. '. 2-tiris
,  Robin.Hoocl Floiy .. Y . .'.*-...!' '...'. '. .Y .98 lb. sack 3
Chicken Wheat ..:....:X... .Y .,  100 lbs.' 1
Upton's Jam .., Y... .Y'.1"..". '. 5 lb."pail.
Sheriff's Marmalade  '.,.. ,Y  4- lb. tins
Granulated Sugar   "••-,'•-. 20 lb. sack, 1
II. P. Sauce  XX:   V> pint "
Tetley's Special Blend Tea .' \ . 1,1b. pkg.
Old Dutch Cleanser , ...'....- -..- .'3 tins
White Swan Yeast .' \- _. ,...' ■.;  6 for -
Lumbermen's Sox
For Saturday we will.put all our lines of Heavy,German Sox in
one pile to clear at J5c. pair. > 'These sox retail at $1.00, $1:25 and $1.50
per pair.   Special '..-.,...........;......-. 7.. :Y .Y .-. \ 75c. .pair.
,05 i
.25 s
■-ry, \ ...   i*vv   ' •
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* -'   Just received^two*new lines of men's Working Shoes.that;ar&snre  -
•.^,to give satisfaction.    These'Shoes are made otthei;veVy/test''selected ' %
* '.stock/andr'n'ailed'to suit the min$.sY:- Sizes from 6 tb.'-lO.-. > ,?'
5- ,';Prices;-:/V-V\-:.4-.v •'X• '-X • •-^v 7X.X:,; rST. :-:^^0§'awl43.75  •■_
- -'"Men's R'e^l-.Moose, 8 inch' top,^blipiek-,outside,counter]a*i_'<J"nailed./.'.'
/   AUsizesi'^toAi; Price -..\,XS:X X,..Xy:rX(XXXS $.00,y*.
i '"  'When you*waint a'gocfd shoe'that'will-give perfect, satisfaction, try ,
7 a.pair of the RedTMoose. -^We also have the'm.;in 1,0 inkcli*'top\.^vith'-,^
Y'-out.nailsrfor:.....:..'' .:,.^Y^;Y. X\S- Sy7^7XT^.7v7X77X^m7iX.
• °X 7 y.    'Y -       -   - -1' X- • - X. -Y-."-'• 'XX :yi Jy -.,"   ,,X'y'„
Men's $weate$sxaxt Clearing
■   ';{■-,\_ Out Prides '>• ■■' *:.:     'x
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"-.y.We^do not' kitend to'put'any Sweaters, away;''all must go-now to y
"* make room for new Spring-goods.*-   If you -want ia Sweater n^v or
for next summer's wear, buy, now'and save from 20,to,50 foi cent. -
"."    All sizes in" Coats* with or Avilhout collars, also -"V'-'neck' §nd roll
neck Sweaters; in all shades and all .sizes.        ' . ' Y '
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Window Displayy
, .Store of
r Quality'
I? ■"'.il
Mrs, Kennedy, of McPhorson Ave,
will riot receive again until further
.1. Palmer, of tjje local C. P, R. bag-
gago department, has boon transferred
to Medicine Hat.
Mayor Gates loft on tho Flyer Friday morning for Swift Current ori a
visit lo his brothor.
VH'riTBldont Jonos wns ln tbo city
Tuondny night nnd loft again on tho
Wednosd&y morning's local.
Mr. J. It. Thompson, business manager of tho Herald Publishing Co,,
Cranbrook, wan In town during tho
The body of David Eckersley was
shipped to Halifax, N.S., on Sunday
J. \V. Bennett and E. Ross Mackon-
sile ■ left on Wednesday night on a
business trip to Calgary.
Mike Josla wns finea JpG.OO and costs
for creating a disturbance on the C, P.
R. platform on Thursday night.
Wm, Dutton left on' Wednesday for
Medicine Hat, whero he ls now In
charge of tho C. P. .11. Telegraph offlco.1
Chlof Minty and Cpn_tta1.1o Griffin
returned from tho coast on Monday.
Sonlor-Constablo Macieod, of Mlchol, in
tho absence of tho chlof, acted in his
placo. i
Two youngfltors, aged i) and 11, wo'ro
flnod by Magistrate Aloxander $5,00
ench on a clmrgo of having Htolon a
gold-filled watch from Plftro Simon-
Mr. lllnkcmorn was i.p boforo Stlp.
Magistrate Aloxandor for kcoplrig n
vicious dog. Tho mnglBtrnto ordered
tho dog to bo inuz'/Ioil, and In the ovont
of It nttiiclcing anybody, the pollco
havo nuthorlty to Mont It,
Tho Economic classos being held
In tlio basement of tho Minors' Hall
evory Sunday night will commonco at
7 o'clock on and after Sunday noxt,
February 9th. llpnr In mind tho chango
of tlmo,
' The following wlro was received this
morning by "VV. A., Ingram:
- "Wo'ro robbed of International
Championship; ' referee gives out
scoro, Rossland 6," Fernlo2. Judge
of play's decision-and goal umpire's
decision put the crimp In our
chances. We°olalm the scoro 2—1'
Iii our favor. Our claim la backed
by all outsiders.. Lot all Fernie sbo
th.B wlro _'
"Duncan McDonald, capt,,
"II. C Thrasher, capt.,
"Williams, enpt., Trail.,
"II, A Bishop, enpt,, Nolson,
tliey gave a pretty good' account of
themselves, having all'wbn prizes.-
"'•,.. BOXING
' -Young Streoter, who is to box1 Oscar
Mortimer in rounds on the 19th Inst.,
has been.working out all this week
getting' himself Into shape. The training quarters nro at W. Ingram's Club
Rooms. , Streetor extends an Invitation to anyone who would care to box
with him, or witness him training, to
como along to the quarters any afternoon from 3..B to B p.m. His we|ght
this week ls 200 lbs, "He expects to
enter the ring at 196,lbs,
Oscar Mortimer ls training In the
Gymnasium ' at tho Imperial Hotel
ovory afternoon at 3 p.m. A Dragon
and E. Plolla bolng Ills trainers.
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City Council Get Through Much Business—Police and Licence 'Commissioners Appointed.       X •'
In loving memory of Joseph l.lnl<n-
moro, who wan killed by tho M. V, and
M. train on February 7th, 1911.
"Forro.t him wo novor will,
Wo lovod hlin horo, wo lovo him
still—to memory ovor donr,"
—From tho Family,
The "ISIS" Theatre
"The Starbucks"
ojnn .twin >i iiikik iinri   in.).,   ni
2   PARTS   2
With tlm author. "Oplo Iluud," In tho Winding role uh    '
Jasper Starbuck
Can you Imattlnn n moro pnrfoct tlollnlnllon of nny character thnn
thnt Klvi-n by thn person who«n brnltn* Kiivn birth to M
Ho plttys tlio part nn no ono olio could.
"Early Days In thc Wcot"
Oonulno "111" Universal Bloon, in Two Roots
The Fornlo Hockey Senior Team
loft Fornlo by tlio pm-Bongor - Sunday
lust, on route to UohhIihuI to participate In tho K C. Championship games
now bolng playq.*! nt thn Itossland Winter Carnival.
On Mondny an exhibition game was
plnyod nt Nolson, Fornlo losliigby the
Heoro of n goals to 2, Dudley, tlio mns-
cot, linvlng to play In tlio Inat porlod,
Wndiioflilny afternoon tho Fornlo
boyfl mot Nolson In the International
Cup Compotltlon nnd won by tho scoro
of li roaIh lo 3.
In tho ovonlng tliey met Itossland
• In thn n. C. Cup and won by tho scoro
! of I) goals to 2.
j, Fornlo Intormodlato Hockey Tenni
j Joiirnoynrl to Wnlrlo Tuesday lnRt to
iplrty tlio Wnlrto tonm. Thoy must hnvo
'; linen completely outclasHod, however,
' »iw,|i... I,,- Mi ,. :r*..r, , » n ■..- 1 I ,11'
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I Wo nhould \\\'<f tn Mt»f< tlio p'^Tilnrn
ngnlnHt this Wnldn nugrogntlon. an wo
lonrnt from lho hoys on tholr return
tlmt thoy wnro playing ngalnst n vory
heavy and clovnr tonm.   .
Fornlo snnt thr^o ilnkH to Cmnbrook
to pluy In tlio Ilonsplof, ICnitnor,
fltewnrd, McDonnld nnd BhorwotMl
Hcrclunor (skip).
Dnclf, Hnll. Aloxnndor nnd IT. .1.
'Johnson (skin..
■ K^rr, HnndemonY Miller nnd LYonn
In tlio brand Oliallongo Cup John-
Ron'd rink Kot thi«iiRn to tlio final,
hut lost tho Inot Rnmo to tho Loth-
brldjio nink.   .
Horcbmor's rink got ihroiiKh to tho
ro»m.-flnn! nf thc Wnlkcr nip. '
T.yon'd rink went nn far n« lho flnnl
of tho Hogwarth Cup.    On tho whole
A lottor has boen received by Chas,
Claridge, secretary of the Fernie Football Club, Inviting tho Fornlo team.to'
Vancouver to compote ln tho Canadian
Football Championship, The games
commonco on May 2_tl. next;
Tho Fornlo Consprvntlvofl had tholr
niiniinl mooting In nruco'ii Hall on
Mondny night, ■ A, -Tl. Triton, the prosldont of tlto locnl association, presided, Tho following officers woro o'loot-
oil for tlio onsulng yonr:
Honorary proHldont, Hon, Sir Web-
nrd Mcllrldo; honorary vlco-prosldent,
Tlon. .W, It. RoHfl: prosldont, A, Tl.
Trltnsj first vlco-pro'sldoiit, II. l*)udloy,
socond vlco-prosldont, J, IT. Marshall:
ftnorotary. O. W. IIohb; tronsuror, J, V.
Lowo. ,  >
H, II, do Moulplod, a former roHldont
of Fornlo, but now of Saskatoon, la
awny on n trip to tho old country.
Throo young follows wore clmrgoil
before ^rnglstrato Aloxnnrtor with (Jo-
lng, actual bodily linrm to John Tilloy,
iyt.(.uaiuiii;u Uf  iitlm.i.lb    lijiJit    UU    Un)
I mln from Conl frrrk.    T3k.' a.. iv:u'
poiitpdned until February 11.
■ Tho pollen nrn nftor a mnn by tho
namo of John Ttonnott, n (Inllolan, who
i« io ..ii --.. i . .i ii    >  i> .. ■-' ' - - ,- ■
tliicc hotolkoopcrs by monni of phony
clionunu, How ho mnnngod to got tin
host of tliem In Inexplicable, for tlio
choquoB v/o?o not signed, hut moroly
slnmped "M. A. Knstnor, rornlo." Of
cnurMA, llio hnnfc.tnllor tmllcd whon
tlt-oy woro proHontod, refused pnymont,
nnd pointed nut thnt n robber stnmp
l« nrtt a Blgnatiirc. the iiHiinp wnn
not ovon In Rcrlpt, bnt plftln bold typo.
Mnrtln nilmml nnd irrflulu Kalntn.
both of Corbln, rt, C.j Alcwttdcr Nlko-
Injculnk nnd Dntnlnlc/t Mflftlcxlnk (nco
KoHzmnn) both of Cont Creole.
The City Council hold tholr regular
meeting,on Thursday evening laet.'
A deputation of hotel-keepers', consisting of S. Wallace, Thos. and Pat'
Wholan, andW. Mills were present
and complained of, .thei now , eleptrlo
light schedule as being too hi..l.. '.Jt
was pointed out to them that the rajos
wero practically the same, but that the
'discount was a llttlo lower. Tho council decided to think tho matter over.
Tho quostlon of Bonding a'deputation to Victoria with a view of obtaining a loan for school .purposes from
tho government was decided upon. Dr.
Ttonnoll will loavo immediately, and
falling A, B, Trites, anothor Influential good Conservative will bo .found.
A contract, for a porlod of one year,
wns glvon to Geo, Barton for tho upkeep of tho nmbulnnoo wngon, which
wnB presented to tho city by tlio Locnl
Veterans' Brigade, ■ The oily will pay
llarton $2,00 for ovory round trip ho
makes within tho city limits and within a radluB of a mllo nnd a half. No
charge will bo mado for tlio uso of tho
ambulanoo, but Individuals using It
who cnn Afford to pay nre expected to
contribute something towards (ts upkeep.
Bam Andla, tho man who cutndo\vi.
tronij In tho Cky J'nrk, nnd wiucn
damage Is esllinatoil nt 121.0,00, will bo
glvon timo to pay this amount by Monday noxt, 10 tun.
A lottor was received from Thos.
.Uphill explaining thnt ns ho finds hln
property wnn not reglstorod in Nol-
non boforo August 10, it'leaves him
short of tho nocosRary nix months registration beforo nomination, and con-
af.nuf.ull)    \.v   Kii.iil   .ubiftll   iiltt    bUtH.
Thin wn.. .lrrrjitnr., :mfl iiwjilj).'ilJw;i
fixed for Tuosdny, February U, and
oloctlon Friday, February 14.
■A lottor wns vond from tho Provincial B.)erotary appointing W. J. Mor-
'..t..n.i „»,,l n   n   t-i ,.. ti n
mlsslonors, nnd Sam Oralmm-nnd O, O,
Moffat, Polleo Commlaslonors,
City Clork ItoM war nppolntod ns-
Rossor nnd collector far tho yonr 1013,
Aid. Grnhnm will Introduce a by-law
nt tlio noxt rcmilnr mooting to l>o
known or "Temporary Loan Tly-I_awr
A lottr-r w«b r«it fi'jrrt thc tfimmHcri
of, Fornlo, asking whnt »tep« cut bn
taken to prevent jrotingitors from jump
ing on and oft i1«lgh> whilst in motion. This waa referred to tha Pollen
Department. ^ .
j   Tho qupsHon of tho romovtll of nalies
from tho Pow^r Hoiiro, gnrbnw from
ithe City and Flro Halln, v.ns discussed
at length.,-- Two tenders were received,for this work, one from Geo.'Barton
for $840 a .yea^/and the other, from
McGIaderry-pros/for $700. ,The Council was not quite "sure whether letting
it out, or"'doing the'.woV- J.y,tl.o city,
as it is now done,; would tie* more advantageous, and hole], tho matter over
until next meeting.     • '   '*."     U ;S
The question of flro Insurance in the
various departments came, up, and
eventually It wasi decided to incroaso
tho* Insurance on the Fire'Hall equipment'and reduce that ln the, Power.
Houso, ■'.   ,-X .    '•    - 7'7'y y     *,
After othor mattorB had been gono
through tho mooting adjourned,.
We nro roquostod to state by Thou,,
Uphill*that ns ho now has,tho necessary proporty qualifications for Alderman ho Intends,, to seoU ro-cloctlon,
nnd trusts his supporters and, friends
will onco moro put him at tho .top of
tho poll,
The two reel .feature at tho Isis tonight (Friday) and Saturday, "The
Starbucks," proaonta tho author of the
book and ploy'In (ho leading vole, nnd
should provo an Interesting attraction
In addition there nro flvo comedies on
tho program-^'JuBt like tlio .West,"
"Olo, tho Hypnotist," "Tho' Hoodoo
Lottor," "Ono on JonoB," nnd "AH on
Account of n Banana,",' Tho dratnntlo
fllmB ■ aro "Tho Lighting of, Lo'vor'n
Way," nnd "Tho Girl In tho Gingham
flown," - ' •
On Monday nnd Tuesday noxt a two-
rool BlBOti fonturo ontjtlcd '.'Burly DnyH
In tho West," jvlH bo .Bjiown int thia
houso,  '. ■■ - .'•;' '.. '.'.'-,' :Y'Y..' .
any" kind~Of':iK>urpp' you lcnow~tlie
'rest."''Howevof(',thp-vplay from the*
dramatic'standpoint js one that should
bo seen by-all.-- If,does not, we understand, breatrtf the spirit of religion
asJt doos gool^ellowship, purity and
loads the way to a'brighter view of'
life and huiha'njQjr.'  '"',\\    S'S
Any play which can play to packed
houses fpi- eight consecutive weeks In
Boston Is worthy^ ot; much attention.'
This la what  nTho ,Uosary"\'dldlaBt_
winter..- -, 'j   -"■■, \ -,      /   ,\.      '    '•■
'7 Vaudeville    ''- t
.  Wa are In ijocolpt of-a ^ wlro' from
•Mr.Mackorizlo to'the effect that he Ib
negotiating with the Orpboum, Vaudp-,'
vlllo Circuit"Calgary,-and hopes to'
arrange,  for" 'a   sorvlco, commencing-
with-end, of February, •
■ ■ ■ ill
• (Tbo  Alberta  Govornmont  Gnssotto
contnltis the announcement that the
following have .boon appointed official'
auditors) '    •',,■'    ' ■ '.'     '•   7
Poter Piittorson,' Blairmoro:   Divvldl
lyslop, Coloman i-John Griffiths, Llllo;
Rvnn Morgan, Frnnk: .Tna. Uurko,
Bellovuo: Geo. Bamborough, TTI1I-
orcHt; John Kerr, PaBsburt.: Oliver
Johnson, Lundbroolr; Wm, ClmlmorB.'
BurmlBj IvOuIb Trouo, D. C, McDonald,
Banff; Alex,' Lawronco, Chinook,
A fitting climax to a wook of,oxco|v
tBnnal' featuroB'nt this popular play
Iiouho 'will bo reached tonight, wliun
tlm original moving iilcliirnB of Tommy
HnrnB' Inst fight boforo hl« dofont by
,.IU:K  .IUIIIIHUII,   Will   1)0  WIlOWIl,,      iUIH
Hit'ii., iiltkU \\'<-ul iitc-.iij .uuiii.ii. )i\i.i
between Tommy Yllyrns, now of Cnl-
pnry, and Jneli O'llrlon, and wo under-
f>tnn<I,IiT- Hi ono of the finest flghtfl ov_ir
PtnRod, It lasted tho full twenty ronmin
Al.'.<   iilV   JlitV.iH-.il,  *.l\Jll   V>V.. >   IUu'..\ii   ill
detail ns well oa training' quarters,
Boenbi In odd around Loh AngoloH, tho
wholo covflrlng'BOvon roolB, ;' .'
Tho gwtlfll mnnnnor, Mr. ltotm M««-
konislo, lert for Calgary, .WodnoidAy to
Hocuro a nnw curtain and to ttrrnrifto
for now,and bottor fllmaY , .
••Thm Ro»«rj>.» ";' '
Winl li conaldorod'to bo ono of tho
boat dramas of Uio.prew.nt day la "Tho
Bnanry," which comoa to tho flrand
on Saturdajf. Feb. W.'1*-. Thftfthamo Ot
tho play eofiieorni a man and woman
llmpnlly married •and aurroundeil with
J every luxury that moncv and "culture
'run RccuroY Wit thn fitiabrind fa nn'tin-
tbeliover, an athoitt, without faith of
Classified Ads.--Cent a Word
> .
lug'of sideboard, bedstouds, bureau,
otc, Also, Klootrlo Light rixturoB,—
Apply, DIstrlQt Lodgor. ,.'.-•
, TO nENJ.—Furnished pr unfurnlah-
od, one or two rooms and kitchen, with
ubo of 'bath room, Apply, 0., e.o.
Lodgor Offlco." * ' Y 2f>-3tp>
FOR   PALW   or,  RTONT—R-Roomcrt
Houso; splendid condition: also Tlouao-
MnrjiVicrfoTi Avfinuc.
nOOMB — Furnlihod bedroom* To
Lots modorn convonloncca: bhth; hot
and  cold  water, olflctrlrf light; oto.
■•»*•-»      --
turo Cntaloguo from Qualn RIoetrIc
Co. Is r«quoitO-l to return anmo to tho
Alt Eloolrio Co., Fornlo.        '   '
FOR- BAI-tB—Three-roomod TTouro
and Shack on litft,, Apply, W. Stirrup,
Maaon Avanuo. - :..<7«A-S-  * *'8tn-2<
eludlnc lots, htilldlns*. flxtun.n, «tc,
ih an up-to-dataUown clone t_< Fornix,'
Caih prlco, Ifi.OOO,   Ar>p_y for further'
partlcttlara, J, TC„ Box URO, Fornlo.
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