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The Official Organ, <rf District No. 18. U.: M^W.; of A.
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Political Unity is Strength
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So much speculation is rife regard-
,.'.' ing, the situation in Sprlngbill," Nova
" : Scotia, owing to newspaper reports and
'. doubts expressed, regarding its,!ac'cur-
•• acy  that- we * wired  for. information
*-•■.,- *■• / -   ■ ,. *   *-
7' ami had expected a reply before going
', to .press but the party to whom the
" >- telegram ■ was sent ls reported to , be
-•"out of .town.' .,.- '   -'-7
We have; every reason. < to' believe
, A CLOSE SHAVE
.7 . There Is npt the slightest doubt that
,in any bther.commurilty where there is
_ .such a plenitude of big'game, hunting
7 would be "well exploited by those who
looking for,,   features to' attract. outside .sportsmen, but here in Fernie. the
\ capturing of huge'- grizzly,, bears, has
been so frequent recently that famil.
liarlty breeds indifference.,.- The lat-
-:est,-report:,of a hunting    expedition
'^comes from the .two principals who are
"proudly displaying a magnificent pelt
and head of,a monster silver tip as
, mute, testimony, to their prowess as
Nimrods. „_-. '*' _7.        *    '.',..    7.
;..' Ha!n*y.Martin,, armed-with'a Mauser.
7*43, accompanied^ by T. Atkinson carry-
i V ing.' a, 46.70; Winchester,* started" out
■early'-'on Thursday mo'rningMn quest
tliat,there is an.element of the grapevine strongly in evidence In the press
statements for the reason that local
papers, from'Springhiil under date of
May 26th make np more than.passing
comments Jon the strike and .it' is, hardly to bei'expected that a matter of so
important  .a ■ character approaching
would-not have been, given more pro-
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minence. Again several representatives of* the strike committee', were
away when this alleged settlement was
reached, hence" all things considered
.we "would suggest that nb hasty,conclusions* are arrived at, but that • judg.
ment be suspended until such.time as
•we can get news of an authoritative
character,*which1,will be published in
full as soon as received.''   .*"       ;
ToConvenetinGoJ^tyafioti Tuesday,
June Sthr-Mere^s Success
to Fernie* 22nd
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1,247    MINERS    STRIKE. IN     IND.
-,,'of big game, and when some six miles
ffron**. town and "about ^0 o'clock,they,
espied: three bears, .but carefully fnot-
■ 'Ing their'location,-in*-order' to-obtain
.    ^      . **M*A   ...     _.*..\,        M, lt.t,
a more advantageous point jot vantage,
.,',-. made a.wlde dei^jirlto'^jto vi^jrant
^of the brutes, and so'carefully dld'they
r carry out'iheir pfans/'reached within
- about 50yafdB!l)efo*rtf'ttielr'!p're«ohc«
•-was discovered,'and as one of the,nnl-
- mals turned, both .po'rtameri dlschaig-
ed -their rifles,-wounding one;1 which,
i". 'together with    another of the trio,
scampered to cover, but the sho-boar
• (tbe other,'two were males) did '.not
* show any great haste and Martin fired,,
„ striking her just below the neck, when
;wlth a. howl of rage and   fury   the
wounded animal made a rush for hor
assailants, quick as she was the trusty
rifles of both Atkinson, ond Martin
wero-quicker,, their bullets finding
j lodgement in her heart, and with a last
Eroiin fell dond tit, their; feot. Thi***
i4 tlio first,ot.icrtpr.co for T, -Vtliln*
ban Mid both lie un. J'.nrtln nro lUB'ly
Pfoud of their achievement, and* Intend to contlnuo this hair raising pas-
tlmo until tho time arrives to follow
the moro prosaic dally grind of wlold-
ing plok and shovel at the coal mines.
TERRE HAUTE,' Ind.—The.., expected strike of, miners employed in the
W. S> Little mines of Pike County, and
the Wabash Coal Company mines-in
Vigo* County, was "called last"night and
1,247,men•'• are.idle.','.,:  \J'C'-\    l.\{j
Argument over places In a mine operated; by; a Little' Company. brought
.about a fight between a-miner and a
mine, boBs'tBevera^'Imonths lago?' . Ttie
miner *■■■?■_) dfaoharged, .and;l5s union
demanded that'he be reinstated. The
company .refused.;and the strike resulted: '- * '*' •'*' .-.-*:. i •-. '- ','-.'
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President Powell when in Coleman
on Thursday recei -'-ci _• telegram from
Rev. C. W. Gordon, chalrman> of the
Conciliation Board,' that he would arrive on the passenger .train from the
East on Tuesday morning, June 6th,
and as soon thereafter as possible the
deliberations would be resumed. Witnesses will be examined and all information elicited that can be. regarding
*   -.,-■>•■ • •• . ..--•-,
the affairs  that have prevailed in the
Coleman"" camp. 4'       7,
*.,',The local • members of District 18,
together with the. executive, are busily
engaged gathering the necessary * data
to present at. this, forthcoming session and'it Is expected that International Board* Members-Diamond, Garner and Purcell will be on the ground
to , take notes. for the purpose of reporting same'-to International' headquarters. "        "' .'     ',
AL. G, BARNES' CIRCUS
\ },The ordinary boy who does not consider that summer has arrived until a
circus strikes "town is now satisfied
that it will'soop be in order'to disport himseif at the old swimmln' Lole,
as Tuesday last. Al. G. Barnes' Circus
and , Trained "Animal Shows reached
Pernie and gave two,performances.
-This well known aggregation Is now-
regarded' as a yearly visitor- and each
time is better thin the,previous s;ay.
The side" show, attractions which are
of doubtful merit have been practically
ellmlnated,Vand '.in* lieu, thereof 'more-
Ekk,:,T.AUQHiN_''i8%   ILlliQAL
Mr. Tumor (populorly known .ob
Chris) paid a short visit to tho city
this week on bualnoss. Ho hired a fow
men for the RoBu-SiiBkatoon Lumbor Co
for whom ho Is agent, nnd left ngnln
by thlH morning's 0. N, train for Waldo. ' Our correspondent waa glad to
notico tliat lio Ib looking much younger thnn ho usod to do, Ho says Mao
Ir a flno follow, Knowing that gent,
our correspondent bolleved thnt, but Is
still p( tho opinion thnt Mac Is samo ns
usual, an 'orrlblo Cra~ Wo hopo ho
, won't soo this, howovor.
WIVES OF  IRWIN
MINERS JAILED
Political/ Thugs.
Record, to- Crush
Outdo . Their
StriKc '
Own
GREENSBRG; - Pa—-A new. chapter
of-cruelty'has*;beeh added to' the industrial,'war-which has been waging
for more than a-yeai* in the Westmbri.
■land coal)reglon: " - '_._ --7,-";'".
, YThb-coal'borons arid, their, political
officeholders have beaten; their' own
record.': .vAfter *•*.. their bitter Jpersebii-
EngliBh law, Is occasionally subject
to ^criticism, but for real comedy wc
are along way behind Germany.'   *
In Berlin recently-an Iron worker
was sent to prison for, a week because
he laughed. .Going along]the street
he saw a merry-maker being chased
by a.particularly Btout policeman, and
tbe sight .tickled lilm. He was promptly hauled before the court fbr scan-
dal.-''-    1 „ .
Another man attempted to get into a
moving train, and fracturod IiIb leg,
After, six months in hospital ho was
discharged,, cured, when tho Stato Rail
way' Department at onco prosecuted
him for breaking their regulations,
The law-and-leg-brouker was fined
$1.25.
Stepping-into an omnibus a man
trod on tho foot of a lady,, who was so
annoyed that sho said he walked llko
a bon. She waB fined $5 for using
this term of reproach;       ,   ,
Clalro Waldoff, tho Horlln singer
who Is coming to London for the
coronation Bcason, outwitted tho polico, howovor., * 8ho wns wnrnod that
if sho sang any of hor songs on Waaler Sunday thero would bo troublo.
Dut the announcement was mado thnt
Clalro Waldoff would ponltlvoly appear. Sho did—bo did tho police.
And she snng—tho Gormnn Nntlonnl
Anthoml
Tho promlsod prosocutlon did not
tako plnco.
Strenuous Days, These
In consoquonco of tlio present Idle*
no*s at tho mines so materially do*
cronslng tho clerical work tho Crow's
Kent rass Conl Co, aro compelled to
dlsponso with tho sorvlcos, at lonst,
temporarily, ot a numbor of tho, mom-
horo of tho sfnff, I horoby giving nn-
other .concrete Illustration of tho fal-
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FERNIE LODGE OF (. 0. 0, F.
On Wednesdikr nigbt tho election of
offleora for tho onsulng Uirm of Fornio
Lodgo No. 47, 1, 0. O. P., took placo
when tho following woro chosen to
•administer tbo affalra ot tho fraternity
N. 0.—Thomas Robertson.
y. Q.—3. W. Qulnnoy,.
Hoc. Sec—John Qorlo    • .
Pin. Boc.—Ilobk Dudloy. <*
Treoa—T. E. Covert
Tho appointive offlcera will bo nam-
od al tlw. tUml ronultti* uicettug tu
Juno and the installation ccretnonlea
will be -performod by District Deputy
N, 0, Dr. Wrlglosworth at lho first
meeting In July.
Tho Grand lMue of Odd PeUow*
meet, lu Cvanlijoot ou tha HtU tuat.
wlten It la expected tbat a largo contingent of locnl mom-o-cra will attend.
Inoy of tho "Identity of Intorosts" bug
with which so many wago-carners so
fatuously believe In nnd nood arguments of this chnrncter to domonstrnto
tho truth of Puck's snylng "Whnt fools
theso mort nlo ho,"
Some of thono affected will not be
lot out entirely but transferred to tho
l Knglnooring Department under Mr,
Aoaf, **•**■ ■n***' um*>Bt*»Uti*i Llt&i ii ._> iu-
tended to prosecute considerable ex*
ploratory work In antlcl-f-atlon of tho
resumption of mining {Activity In tho
camps of tho abovo compnny.
Tho purdHwJng department, as nt
present constituted, will bo dispensed
with and bo .Incorporated In ono of
tho othor dcpnrtmcuts.
trained "animals have been added.   :.
... * ,. *. • .
•In the morning-the -usual* street
parade wandered.!through the streets
to the'delight ,of •,t_et.small'boy* and
girl, headed-by An-automobile, carrying
.to./roiit.a glren.with'";a.doleful*-,dlrgft
sound replacing' the ear splitting calliope, -i -*-v ■ ■.■-_■■"•■. ''7'-'- •'''** " -" '-■■/■:
Tho first.performance at*3 o'clock
was .well attended, but the evening's
entertainment was greeted with* plaudits by a bumper house, and visitors
wore seen amongst tho crowd from
Wardner, Jaffray, Port Steele, Hosmer
Elko, Flagstone, Cokato, Olson arid
other points of lesser Importance.
There wns one Incident In the after
noon that was not on the program,
the grizzly bear, after doing his stunt
probably sousing that ho was Iri the
vicinity of his old haunts, for a brief
porlod csenped'from his keeper,, and
what might hnvo been a panic was
averted by tlie roady wit of two clowns
who yelled out "A cow has brokon
loose,", It wns amusing to noto the
agility of the adipose gentleman in
charge of tlio trained dogo who wris In
Bomowhnt unpleasant proximity to tho
monster of the mountains, Quiet'wns
quickly rcBlored nnd probnbly mnny at
the lower ond of tho tent novor realized what hnd tnkon place.
ThodogB aro clovor, tho horses
ditto, the lions, etc., show groat pa-,
tlohco has boon dloplnyod by thoir
trnlnors, but tho cllmnx of training Is
demonstrated by the marvellous bnl
nnclng nnd othor tricks of tho two
Reals.
Two small Hon cubs, born In captivity, cnmo In for a gront share of rt*
tontlon from tho Indies nnd children.
Two othor cubs, young grlezllos, which
Mr. Damon added to his collection,
woro purclinsod from Mr, Soverlux, of
Moum-nr, nnd thoso, no doubt, will liko
up a courao nf prnctlcnl odti-.'Ulon
propnrntory to a return visit to (ho
vicinity ol tbolr former homo noxt
yonr.'
. Mr, Ilnrnos Is to bo congnwuht-ml
on lho dorm show ho presents imd Is
worthy of ovory pntronngo. „
Uolow wo nppond a letter which   Is
s nlf-explnnntory:
Kditor, District Ledger:
Donr Sir,—¥ wish to oxtond to lho
Fornie Lodgo of Odd Follows my min
enro thanlu for th« msu of their .lolii
during my stay In your city, and (o
tho bunlncsn mon and citizens, old*
cini* (or (heir many courti,*.-.** tuc«lt-
cd at (heir hands.
I ant «nel-*>s!ng herewith a ixxttot
book which -wns found In tho main
lont nnd ilollvorod at my offlco by ono
ol Uif ntUmditnls durtng lh. jmrlor-
nanco: Monday night
Vory truly your*,
AL. 0. 1UHNE6.
APPRECIATION
Ies
A public meeting consisting of the
Council, Board of Trade and representatives of the Athletic Association for
the.purpose of devising ways and
means to celebrate in a fitting manner
Coronation.. Day, June 2..
Alderman S. _. Wallace In the chair.
After considerable general, discussion It was decided that the ^Athletic
Association, Board of Trade, and City J
Council should each donate $200 as the
nucleus .of a ..fund to be used for ex-
tlon of men with club ttnd -gun, they
have started.a^war on' the-women and
•• .      '.-*«''.      - ■*
girls of the camp,' 'thinking that that
will -bring-. theT{ determined strikers -io
time .and "drfVii'.riiiem,' back to their
picks, '7 '
■i' Thls-riew- method ot perse-iiutlbn was
started,'*, recently, ■ whon nine women
and girls of'Westmoreland,City.'wlvos
arid i daughters of striking " miners,
were'locked up in the countv Jnll, to'
serve sentences of twenty days each
on the • charge of "disturbing ' the
pence."
"„, Some'.of the women are mot.ers of
seven-and eIgbt'*IIttlo'-,childien, many
of them babies fro ma fow months old
to a hnlf dozen years, , Others are
thinly-clad and poorly fed girls* of 15.
Not one had a cent to pay thc fines
Imposed upon them,, nnd the political
flunkeys knew It, hence thoy' must
spend three weeks behind tho bars
Othors may join thom, for tho
bloodthirsty thugs, hiding undor the
cloak of law and authority, know no
bounds In thoir efforts to serve their
mnstors, This Is not tho first, tlmo tho
minors' women hnve beon nttnckod
nnd jailed", but this Is tho first whole-
snlo Imprisonment of them.
The Increased bittoriiosii to wui d tho
womon of tho strikers Ih duo to tho
fact that thoso womon havo boon tho
stnunchest suppotrers of thoir hus*
bands, fathers nnd brothers In, tho
struggle. They hnve Inslctod that
(horo bo no let-up until tho bosses
grant thom concessions, as tho wngos
pnld boforo tho mon wnlkol out woro
not onough to koop thoir bodlon nnd
souls togothor.
This tho womon know, und thoy
ronllzo thnt tho mon might nH woll
starve In tho tents on tho hlllildos In
tho opon ns stnrvo working thonrkol*
voi* to donth, with tho addod dnngor
of nccldonts below. Somo of Iho
bonne, blnmo tlio womon bocmiHo Hie
mon hnvo held out this long.
Tho Imprisonment nf lho womon
nnd girls will not bremk lho «triKr,
however. Tlio bnbes In tho Urns may
stiffor from lack of alt ent! jii but thd
conflict will go on.
To the Officers and Members of G
stone Local and other organized 1>
Fernie, B.- C.
1 -' Gentlemen,—In severing my connection with the city police force-as its
chief-1 feel: that it is not out of place
to.pay a'tribute to the excellent cooperation that I.have received   from
the meinbers bf--organized labor, dur*-
Ing my stay^ of three and a half years
in your midst."-'*    ''/ '    . •  , - '
-.rMoreespeclalfy Is this noticeable at
tjio present time, when' the mtnesjare
Idle, arid, consequently many men. are
"wittioufnoccupation-~and;—supposedly"
tnore .likely,.to  commit breaches' of
the-law, that the-gaol Is absolutely
without an occupant either provincial
or ■ city.'-"J'Such-'a" state of affairs is
•most^praiseworthy and I would ask
'jfopexox* Buccessbrube. some coiirtbous
treatment that has been ©xtended to
me.so that -the .imputation -of this
coipmiinlty* bo justly; earned may continue-to be .retained. . -* *. -,,.,
Again thanking you and wishing you
©very 'success,   ■   ■       ,  ,    ,
,        I am, yours truly,-'
R.N.'CLERKE,
'    - ,. .i      Chief of Police.
FERNIE vs.   BLAIRMORE      ,
,- . -* -. * **    a .
The    Intermediate   baseball, team
chaperonedby James Mitchell journeyed to Blairmore on Wednesday and returned on evening's local with. a. result thatrwas somewhat disappointing
—the score being 12—5 in favor of
Blairmore. A rattling good game was
played up to the seventh Innings, when
honors were equally divided, but, subsequently the local boys fell to pieces
resulting as above.  '. .     „
penses incident "to carrying out"' the *
programme. - The Athletic Association
takes'full charge," assisted by members
of the.two other bodies-for the complete.'arrangement of all matters pertaining to this event which lt is confidently expected will surpass any previous celebration held in the Pass: '
The first feature is to be a street
parade consisting of all societies, fraternal and Industrial, and^thls.to be
followed by a royal salute affected by
^hooting off twenty-one sticks of giant
powder—from  some place of safety.
There will also be symbolical floats,
processions , of school children, fire
brigade, etc. ', "     "
We will give more details of this
forthcoming celebration in, our next
issue, when the committee have more
fully outlined, the 'order of the days
events.    - **
0HLA8    KUVAM    8L0VACI
MORE    ATHLETICS
.In the rear of the-Methodist Church
bordering on. Pellat Avenue, there are
signs, which jmlght lead;one to suppose
that an .agrlculturai^experiment was
in course of development-as the hoe,
rake"and'spaue/'etc., are much in evi-
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dftncft.*- No'thla lB__We___Q_wens.and_his_
assistants at .work, preparing a site
for the indulgence -of the' members of
both sexeB affiliated with, trie Y. M. A.
A.' Bhould be Y.M.and W. A. A., to
indulge In.'. basket ball,- [ laym '. teinls,
etc.;* during the summer months... ,We
expect that just.a's sbo'n'as it-Is' finished that this will be another nightly
attraction for people of Fernie to
enjoy.        f       <   '" 7.       -
"THE. BARRIER"   TO-NIGHT
Usually theatrical notices given'in.,
advance are of a cquleur de rose tinge
because; the press: agent'is more ■ in-   -
terested  "in   nicely * worded -literary   -
write-ups    than    judicious - criticism,
therefore' the- reports subsequent. to w
appearance areof.more worth as tot ■„
the merits of the cast of a-play.-con--^.
[ that "ourTfeaders"
more correct apprecla-
. Drahl Slovacl oznnmujprii vam 2o
som bol upovedomenl nasim vela Cte-
nim Redaktorom tojostod District Ledger ktori zn's luhujo volkoj pohvnll od
nas Slovakoh blvajucih na toj okollcl
Jn, vam oznamujem skerz toj prlSlnl
Jo nas spblu boojovnik Editor mna vo-
zladal nbl som zbudll uvna robotnlck-
oho bojovnoho ducha Co stlm nnm dava
prlloSlstoet kaSdome vernemu Slovako-
vl co udovl toj orgnnlzncl abi zmo oj
ml Clovncl brull uenst v boji protl par
Jrnvomu Knpltnlu tojest nbl zmo ktorl
zmo Shopnl pern doplso vnll nnnfi nnrod
povzbudzovnll a poucvnll Jnk mama
prncovnt znvlntsl lens hlobn Stlm nnm
dnvnju jodnu Strnnu u ih Casoplso abi-
zmo Jmlma II prlloMtost sa vzdolnvat
tak B^Im drnhl Slovacl kteri sto shopnl
porn doplsujte donoho nbl zmo n] mt
Slovacl mnll Icun toj Intkl dofiltana van
oddnnl prncovnlk za robotnlcku Btrnn'-tu
obzrlto 7 strnnu ullm CnBoplSo.—"M,"
.      -        BA8EBALL
W. A. Ingram of the Club Cigar
Store is leaving no stone unturned ln
his efforts to promote the best Intorosts of'the game and on Sunday next
tbe boys' will Journoy to Waldo where
It Is confidently expected a great' strug-
glo for supremacy will take place.
Blairmore team ls scheduled to como
horo to play'a return match on Sunday, June Ilth, whon every nerve will
bo'strained by the locnl ball tossors
to rotrlovo tliolr laurels.
R. II. M.
Tncomn  T ,   G 14   0
Portlnnd     4   9   0
natterlon: Annis nnd Burns; Archer
and Harris.
R. 11. M.
Soattlo     8   0      1
Victoria     1   0   2
Batiorlos: Skools nnd Shen; Mc-
Croory nnd Devout.
R. H. M.
Spoknno  ,    1   5   7
Vnncouvor    0 10   1
llntt-orioit: Srhwonk and Hnuty;'
Gates and Shea.
thu miners thnt If thoy aro defeated
in this conflict tliolr lot will be mndo
more miserable thnn boforo,
Food nnd clothing nro comln*. in to
(hit minors nml thoir families dnllv
from dlfforont pnrts of tlio country,
but many of thom nro siill rnggod nnd
without shoos.
This history or tlio Htruwlo of the
conl miners In thn country hnn novor
pretiontod n moro torrllilo spi-c.tne.o
tlnn hns this striko of th. M.O'W un
orgnnlsod mon In Westmoreland
It Is roall-wl byl County,
LADIES' AID TEA
Tbo nftcrnoon ten of tho Lndlos'
Aid of tho Mothodlst Church vlll bi>
hold nt tho homo of Mrs. Wilkes, HI*
Intt Avonuo ,on Tuosdny, Juno nth,
from throo to six o'clock.
sequently^In^order -
may  form  ii
tion bf "The Barrier" which'.holds the
boards-at the Grand Theatre to-night,
below is thoNelBon News report ot
this dramatization, pt'' Rex-. Beach's
novel of _lkB__am-">.V »*-«*-'     ,-.
."At the,opera,-.house-last evening a
crb.wded, audience]found,'The Barrier',
as a' whole, well worth seeing.. The
play Is. a dramatization by .Eugene
Presbnry of Rex Beach's well kngwn
novel of the same name, and there is
ample opportunity throughout tho flvo,,
acts for most effective work, plenty
of humor arid pathos sot off by grim
little touches of tragedy nnd the finale
is extremely sntlsfactory. Tho company Inst night was woll balanced nnd
every line nnd situation was made to
j. __ o
tell.
"Miss Helen Barham, Tho Darrlor* ,
In tho leading rolo of Nocln, showed
herself an nctrosB of mnrked magnetic
personnllty. Tho lady has younth and
gnjat personal nttrnctlons to "bnck up
her' noting, nnd she easily enpturod
tho house Inst night nnd woll won tho
warm applnuse given hor during tho
evening.
"EnBlly tho host chnrnctor wns
Georgo Clovelnnd'B 'Potoon Dorct,' ■ a
flawless nnd most finished prosbntn-
tion of tho Freneh-Cnnndlnn trapper ,
nnd voyngour nt his best. Mr, Mnc-
gregor, as Cnptnin Rurroll, wns anils-
fnclory, whilo Miss Colvln gnvo nn offoctlvo portrayal of tho Indian womnn,
Alnnn, Mr, Colvln, ns 'No-Crook-Loo'
ciiusod much laughter. There tiro
Btlll plenty of No-Crook-Locs horo*
nbouts to make tho character n font-
Hlnr ono. Tho rest of Iho compnny
gnvo oxcollont support nnd the wholo
piny provldod n vory pleasing <*ntor*
tnlnmonl, woll proscntod,"
^S»*s
■B READY FOR THE CENSUS MAN
Thu u.UHU» ui .1 hnve Ucfeuu lUuIr
Ubors and it la to bo hopod that all
cHltem* will nsnder them orery avail*
ablo aaslstaneo as thoy can rosli ss-
snrod that att Information will '* be
trw;,tet'"fa strictly conn<l«ntl*l, and
thm*cfoce tlictii utxd h*. uo vcauuu far
bosltane-f In antwerlng tho (tuitions
nskod for on tbo prescribed form.
FCARFUU FIRE AT SILVERTON
Flre*. nt BHverlon, D. C, on Bloc an
lAke, 61 miles from Nolson, caused
^Uu duath of Uxxi ntuu (*iul *x huiuUv xit
others wero Injured, and 126,004 dam
scm dons,
Fire oicapcst Flro escapes! Flro
•scapesJ "An ounce of prevention better than « pound of cure.'" When k-
tiUti^lluy. al ii LoUtl -i.lwa.yx' u.A (ac
thft wiy lo g«t out In case of #mc*
Roncy.
Oosh d«rn Itt   .'.Why didn't t.surUr stay h*jme and finish his worit."
This is Some Record, Eh
This Frldny morning on coming to
tho offlco wo called In upon tho Chief
of I'olle. (o cnn If ho hnd nny Itenm
of news In his department, Ilo ropliod ihat If wo would nccompnny him
ihnt ho would show uh a mont oxtrn-
ordinary condition of affairs,    Won-
OAMAUIAN MlOOIfct* IMUIINV
ANO OfeStHT-UNOHriFtD
OTTAWA, Ont.—Commnndcr Roikt,
N. N., of tho naval depnrtinout, was
seem roKurdlng charges mado by
■ciiuKiH i.ini)t'.v ki tno t-ttwt lbhi tinvnl
men wero underfed nnd tho rosult wns
Hint thirty hnd deserted and a mutiny
hnd Inkon plnco on Iho Rainbow "1
nm glad thnt Mr. Carney haa mado
the*, charges' said Commander Roper
iffi-h it urnl!'* It sho-tv* fhnt p-rvipfi*
aro beginning to take a title tnore Interest In the navy.' "Is there any
truth In tho report that tho men art
und*rf#d*?"     a»Ve.     the     reporter.
"Abotil that I shall I-M yoti judg-f,-
rvpHH Mr, Rop*r. "Thoy hava coco-i
and Idj-vtilt *1t^e. 'bn t*3*0 *t *S «> .Iwk
hrfnlrfMt i\t ?, dfnnrr r» J* ft*,*, nf f 1**),
and supper at 7. All lamls are good,
wilitunntlfil ones."
dcrlng wliotlior somo now specimen nf
the genus hobo had boon captured or
.her** vvtiB uomo Improvement to ho
rioter in tho inner nppolntmonts, wo
iK*eonipnnloit him down ono nlslo In
whleh overy donr wns wide _pnn„nnd
nothing but. enll furnituro vlslhl .  Vro-
cpodlng nlong until wo hnd looked Into
i       •.      .   ,i   . .     .
n m rut er vlfiVile, nnd Xbr mu^lrlpnl
Lodging House I* without a tingle prisoner, either provincial or cltyl
.(luess you might hnvo glvon tho
Chief n Inst'chance, Mr. Editor).
CHIEF OF POLICE R_0I_N8
Robt. N. Clorko, chief of poll-c-ft. haa
resigned and will censo duties In that
capacity In Femii**- on tho 13th to tako
,i llltt* poil .on fn Vernon, 11 f, whim
his many friends feet cnnfldmt that
h*» t* fir he. *f\niiily nn mtrroeaM an hfir
tcriu of ottlce hHs.lwm hero,
Ills tuee-fMor has not ytt b«?*n d.
finitely decld-ed upon, altliongh th*r#
arc well-known dtiiens aspirants tn
Ttlfhnnl Prxvrfn in nrtlntj chief nt
prt**«nl iind Tom lWvk is the polir.
miin on tbe \wat,    / £h zy
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PAGE TWO
THE; DISTRICT. LEDGER, FERKIE, B. 0.; JUNE 3,1911.
■> .A.',, "
Labor Unions Cttjrsed
Again by Cqffitctlists
"Workingmen Never Amount to Any-
.   thing,'   ^ays /Labor   Hater -Croker
..Puts Fire Murders Right Up to Employers, Who  Keep Munn—$100,000
Suit Against Klrby is Reported.
It Is estimated tbnt
the avorace man is
worth S2 a day from"
the neck down—what
Is he worth irom the
- neck up?
That depends entirely upon training.
If you are trained so
that you plan and
direct work you are
•worth ten limes as
much ss the man
who can irorjc only
under orders.
The Initrnatlinal
Cortsspendincs School*
Co to tho man who is
strucellnz alone on
small Piy nnd say to
him. '"Wo will train
you (or promotion
rieht where you are,
or we will qualify
you to take up a
moro concenlal line
of work at a much
higher salary."
Every,month several hundred students voluntarily
report advancement
as the direct result
of I. C. S. traininsr.
You need not leave
your present woik,
or your own home.
Mark this coupon at
once and mail it.
****.***..**********■******
* INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS *
J . Box 799, Scranlon.Pa.,,    „ .♦
without   furtutr oMIj.njIon  on my
«
♦
JOBLESS'
desire tq~  ,
..*-■'--•■.   .Work
SHOWN
Only One Per Cent* of Idle Won't Toll,
•7 Says, Expert .-■%-    £ ■-
4 Please explain
advancement  to ihe position   betofe
which   I   have  marked X. '
Ad Writer
*>  Architecture! Drettimen ^
9how-Card Writer
StructUfa! EnQlmsr
Window Trimmer
Structural Dr alt amen
Civil Service Eumi,     o>
Contmolor end Builder
Orn smental Designer
foreman Plu-iiber           ■*
Mechanical Engineer     -
CMI Engineer
Maorurtlca. Draftsman
Foreman Michlrlat   «
Elf ctrlcil Engineer
i   Mining Engineer
Electrician
Chemiit
Power* Si at ton Supt.1
Eookkeeper
Architect
Sltnogmp-itr __
»
• JVaiHC—j:	
• Strut and No..
XiCitn.
State-
* *,* ••»♦*•♦♦*♦•»«.•..•,»««,
Second Hand
■*>    ,       * . * >
Furniture Store
.  VICTORIA AVENUE, N. **,
*. .
_ J '
^_H igh est _-Pr i c e s-Ra i tl—
For   Secondhand    Furniture,   Stoves,
Tools,  etc.,  also  Ladies' and   Gentle
men's Cast-off Clothes.
.  .; ,     ;..,•-  '--.; -   -
. Two-chair Barber.Outflt for Sale.
.   .-.*.-.■•■ ,
It,
G. RADLAND, Prop.
PURSUING FEDERENKO
It is reported - tha*" Join A Kii*l>y.
president of the Naiionsil Association
of Manufacturers, 'coleb.il •id as a union eater,'is to "be sued for $10*-,00p
by President Lynch, of lhe Intoriia'tion-
al Typographical Union.
The suit is said to-be div.Kert against Kirby by Lynch personally.
The details, so far, have not, been
learned.
Klrby's . latest attack on organized
labor was made recently whon the
called „labor leaders 'tarantulas," declared the Los Angeles Times was destroyed by criminal labor unionism and
asserted that dynamite and bludgeons
are not the only weapons employed by
the American Federation of labor.
The goods were not as advertised
at the" moring session of the National
Association of' Manufacturers. . Senator Nelson W. Aldrich did not. speak.
He was billed to speak ln explanation
of his patent panic extinguisher, but
sent in word that his throat was very
sore, making It impossible to appear
He said he might possible come around
and utter a few well chosen remarks
in the afternoon. '■ *
With Aldrich' eliminated, the features of the sesion became these: .
' "Colonel" Anthony Ittner, of St.
Louis, declared that any business man
who would sign a.closed shop agreement with a labor, union ought to have
his place blown up with dynamite,-or
some equally expansive .explosive.
A remark along those lines would
put a labor unionist in jail in the piping times of.Taft and kidnapping, but
the "Colonel" banged the board and
spoke right out in meeting. He was
mad, or appeared to be, and the way
he waved the flag and the free-born-
Americari citizen stuff was a shame
when you come to hear that he didn't
get a hand on those passages.
You understand this was the second
day of the convention and'the very
best American flags get frayed in time.
Croker^Blames Capitalists ,
' Ittner said he had been ih business
fifty-two years, and bad not'been ""un
der. the domination vof a labor,, union
for a single hour, during thaj; period. -
""TireTftfierTearaTe":was'. expire "Chief"
Edward F. Croker.
Croker told the manufacturers'that
the employers of labor made it impossible to get adequate fire protection
in New York City'., and that'the Triangle fire horror made him sick and
ready to quit after twenty-seven years
ln the service.! Croker spoke but" a
few minutes and then called for questions. ■ , 7 o •
, The questions put to Croker were
of a rather perfunctory nature, and
his replies wero right to the point, fre
quently being .omposed of one word,
"Yes," or "No,"   Croker1'said":    *
"I- have -'found that employers are
very neglectful; of* the lives of their
employees.* They are all after 'Die,' almighty dollar, and the safeguarding,bf
human; life is of minor importance to
them.   7  "'„,.•'
"I hold the belief that "factories
should be safeguard*ed against the dangers of fire' at least as well, as are
places of amusement/ /The men and
women who work go into factories because .they are forced to do lt, and
should be'protected by every possible
means against losing their lives in fires
Persons go to theatres and other places
because they want to, yet we find that
they are much better protected against
the dangers of fires."
Croker Keeps. Cool     •   -   *
One of the sub-enptalns of industry
asked Croker if he did not think that
in factories where fire drills were practiced persons were, in the habit of set-
••i'.j* th. to" tho place insl to see tl*e em
ployes march but.    Honest, he did.;
Did you ever scan the jaw of Croker
It's the kind of jaw which keeps wheeling slowly around like a big gun ln a
turret, like it was looking for somebody
looking for trouble? When' the captain
of industry rid his* soul of that piercing query Croker's .chin came" around
unlil tbft industrial'captain was looking -.might down thu barrel ot it.
'Never heard of such a thing until
now," ho said, ■ .7
Then the chin went out ra'*j*i find
ing and everybody felt that' something
foolish had happened.,      . , »     N
Croker said when he reported a
building to be a fire trap the Corporation Council of the city began' proceedings, sometimes, and then it-took
perhaps two years before the case
came to trial, no change being made
in the fire ,trap meanwhile.
A, .little beam of * celestial intelligence penetrated the Waldorf-Astoria
when Croker insisted that every building should be thoroughly and regularly inspected by the proper officials. A
fat little German 'manufacturer, who
seemed out of place in that place, got
up and began to talk like Joe Weber.
Except for the .Toe Weber part this is
what he said:.*
Five Dollar Bill Joke '   ,
"Inspectors!''he blurted; .'hafthert
of inspectors since I can remember.
They come" iind they go.    inspecting
„ Answering, the "argument advanced
bj- uninformed people, who urge tbat
the "unemployed do* not "want*: to work,
William Kent' said.    ■'.-       .   .
- *' O'Neil Authority, -
"' "The best authority in Chicago about
the willingness ore*unwillingness'*••' to
wqrk on the.part bf the unemployed, is
James O'Neil, the national secretary of
the "eight organizations ,of .migratory
laborers. in' the - Brotherhood Welfare
Association, who has studied this question for years and who has been the
executive officer of'the4,-. W. A. for
the last sixteen months,, coming ■ in
contact with about 25,000 to 30,000 unemployed men In the course of the
>'ear* - " *>'-' •_ 7    { .    '. " .   .-
"Speaking about the unemployed Mr.
O'Neil said: 'Only one per cent of the
unemployed would absolutely refuse to
work,* under any circumstances, either
because the individual in question is
lazy, unable physically or mentally,
vicious, or because of lack of incentive
Chance is Denied
"'He .sees that'he never has been
able to get ahead, and he knows that
under the present circumstances he is
doomed, to-utter poverty. -He can
find no way of changing'these circumstances. At .least he knows of none
Work being only temporary, he realizes" that hie will be eventually out of
his job anyway and be where he started from. The final result is utter discouragement at any future prospects."
ma,
Original
•;anip.
Beware of.
imitations
->.-,•".  ,*    •
Sold on; the
Merits of.,
Minard's.;
Liniment
August 6-11.
ANOTHER LEMON
HANDED TO' THE WORKERS
CAPITAL   INVESTED   IN   CANADA
Foreign Capital ■
By Fred W. Field'
Russian Government Makes Desperate
Effort to Get Hands on Fugitive
everything, and the boilers keep plowing up and, buildings keep burning
down.' Vhy'is dat, hey?- Ven the
inspector comes a $5 bill vlll send him
away * again. You had , bedder look
oud, Mr. Croker, for the $5 bills."
And just as though the inspectors
had been.caught giving themselves $5
bills and going away satisfied, leaving
the employers unscathed, the-*, manu
faclurers gavo a glad whoop of laughter. " ;   ■ ■
Croker simply gazed at tho German
In silent understanding,.
RECIPROCITY
OTTAWA Mny 23—Savva Federenko
the Riisslnn fugitive who was arrested
in Winnipeg last December, after being trucked ninny thousands of milos
by Russiiiiir detectives, nnd who was
released by Judgo Robson nt Winnipeg,.on tlie ground that tho oxtrndlllon
Jaw'had not beon complied with, will
soon again be nn International figure.
Tho Russian government wns not satisfied willi tills outcome. An appeal*
wns tnkon to tho Imperial government
pgnlnfit this nlloRod Interforonco of
Canndn with Kiisninn rights undo" tho
evtrnditlon  law*,
Tho colonlnl offlco hna commiinlcrtt-
cil with tlio government hero Hii'.'gest-
lny llinl (lie enso lio ronpenml nml
with tlio co-operation of tho .nnn .l.ir-
government., whicli lum no dc-alr.-* to do
nny InJiiHtlco to RiihdIii, The whole
mnttor will now be ioIoitckI io llio
1*1*1 vy Council nt London for df.-i._lnn
•nn In the Ipgnllly of the relr-nso of
TTMlfM-r-nkn by tho Wlniilpo.- court.
Mi-mi wlillo, linloai. llio Itm-slrm dpi or-
tive*? lmvo kopt (rii-*li of lilm, IiIh
v'tiPi'pnlioiitfi nro no* unknown.
ALIEN LABOR ACT
CA8E 18 DISMISSED
Evidence In Cnte Against A. □. Hart
Fulled to 8how Breach of Law
Mr. A. CnrlBon nnd Sir. 8. Alexander, rnrppiilPrH. worp mmplnlnnntH In
nn nctlon brought In the County Court
rorently ngninst Mr. A. D, Hnrt, foromnn for MftHiirH. Bmlth and Hhorbourno
rantrurtori, alleged it brpaclt of tho
Allen  Labor Act.
Tha action  wn»  brought  claiming!
l/it.  $m\j iieiiiUiy  under ttio im-i on
the groundD* that the defendants iuul
lmp.rt<xl workmen from Beattie.
Tlto <:n«o wim lienrd beforo .fii'lgo
Orant nml the evldpnco ftubmltle-1 by
UiH utiiMiMi -wwit io prove xbnx t_o
mon who It wa* alleged woro brought
In for lho purnono of Btnrtlng work
lusr. liml boon In the rlty about t«n
dny* before thoy wor-o employed by
tho Attendant*, It wns also brought
nuf thnt nlthnuph thr, m*.n lii'T mm*
hero through ft visit paid by Mr. Hart
to Seattle, tliey hnd practically made
tho move on their own Inlllatlve, aftor hnvlng been Inform-wl In B*itttl***»
by n mnn who hud been tnlklng with
Mr. Hnrt *h»« th _■« were plMity of
nr.rk to bf obta.M-A in Vsnec-m-fr.
Th**** nctlon wn* dlitnlnird on thoir.
groiimlK.—V*iirouver Province.
Tho Democrnts in congress are pushing reciprocity through the house.
Well nnd good. The' middle class ls
duly thankful for' small favors.
The worker who hns nothing to sell
but his lnbor powor will not bo bono-
fitted.   .
Labor remains unprotected. Reciprocity is only for thoso who nro In
business; wiio own something; who
hnvo fnctorlofi nnd mills; wlio employ
lnbor.
Probnbly tho COST OF LIVING
WILL RM RBDUCPID. In fact the
railroads nnd other big intorosts nro
fnvorlng reciprocity bocnuso lt. Is to
i-educo tho cost of living so thnt thoy
CAN 11KOUOR WAOES.
Tlio Blmple-niinded Amorlcnn working mnn vainly Imagines tlmt tho
"bnttlo of tho Blunts* now going on In
WiiBliliiKton Ib Tor ills benefit,
It'H not ut nil for hlm. It's for tlio
big Interest*, lio dropped out of the
running nftcr ho "voted" Iiiht Xovoin*
bor.
It Is only tho jiropnrMpil cIiibh ,wlio
nro liitercHloil In whnt coiigi't'SH.iloos.
—Chicago Dally SoclnllHt,
At least $139,589,650 of foreign capital has, been invested in Canada.   Tho
following is an approximate estimate:
, u,  France  * '
Manufacturing and industrial development •...' $ 8,500,000
Lands  and'mines-     8,750,000
Loans on mortgages, etc. .. 30.000,000
Canadian industrial and rail
road s'ecurtes.'; '....''  22,250,000
Municipal and~ school bonds .1,250,000
.-,      - *  . '.., $70,750,000
Belgium
Western, mortgages    .. 7.    ? 3,500,000
Purchase of western lands   2,225,000
British Columbia fruit lands     950,000
Canadian railroad" securities   5,000,000
$11,675,000
The WeBtern Federation of Miners
and' the United Mine Workers ol America, respectively and Jointly, of this
province have jusl had another lemon
handed to them, This time at the
hands of the members' for a miners'
constituency (Fernie)7 W. R. Ross.
That is to say, Mr. Ross, as walking
delegate for a coal'company, punched
the" Workmen's Compensation Act full
of daylight and succeeded ir. securing
a deii-non oyer tbe coal, diggers which
diprivpj. foreign depeiidaa'-s bf ury
compensation!'for the* loss-of bread-
w.ii-uei 6 As a sort of re wird for ** Jj.b
di.?i-ov.i-j, Premier MfcBrklo at oi ce
'n-a-.le tl . lawyer in question u cabinet
mm • ■'})* of the. government., Howevci,
the end is not yet, and Sir. Ross may
yoi ,',-pt-hl* measure taken: Tho .ioV
e/.eeutnc boards of Dls'tri-its !*•> nml
I'** nie._, 6. have decided, up_i'the ad
viro -if thc Clarence Darrow ct Canaih,
"•• l. fl. b. Taylor, of'Vancou2r, l:> a.-
P'al tha case to,, the, orirr conmii.
It will scarcely be necessary to point
ou the, far-reaching effect of this .decision, not only regarding what may
be termed "foreigners,' that' is, .alien
dependants,' but also with respect to,
dependants who do not actually reside
within the-confines, of the province;
since it is to be supposed that the ob-
raised. b'y the ^respondents
to mean even
British subjects. It simply means that
a wageworker may come to British Columbia fully determined, after he shall.
—■—*■*—^—•?.—■vaermany^   ~
Western  lands,  mines  and '
mortgages  .'...' $ 8,000,000
Western coal lands .. ' *   5,000,000
British Columbia coal lands 3,500,000
Canadian railroad ^curitles 9,000,000
Investments in beet, sugar
industry   .....    *  ....    1,225,000
Investment' in railway , to
tap coal lands -.... '....'   4,000,00^
$30,725,000
land
Holland
and mortga-
'.$ 3,000,000
FINANCIAL   POWER
TO CHECK  WARS
Mr. .Tntni'8 fipoyor, of Hip l-.iiioponn
blinking Iioum' of Spr-yor niul Comnpny
nddrosHcd tlm Nntlonnl Ponco Con-
fpriMico nt Hull Imoro Inst w-r-k ami
npoko on "International Flnnnco ns n
Power for P-meo," denllng first with
tho .influence of Intenintlonnl invest-
mPiits In (Imps of penre. Taking up
the fiuo«tlon of whnt. nhoiild nnd could
bo dono In tlmo of wnr by flrst-clnss
"Wp find to-dny In "flurtM**.-**- thill In
tlmnn of pencp cprtnln govornmpntn
will not allow their bankers to tnko
and plnco foreign* loan* In the home
market nnlosu tho purposes for which
Itm   Innn    tn    *«   ^>/*    i;i'i**'J    *yr    J'*'?*!1.V*    H"* *
approved, and at len»t pnrt of the proceeds nro tilncil by thc borrowing nation
for expenditure In such homo markets
for the benefit of tho loaning nntlon,
"Now." Bftlr Mr. Spoyer ,"lf «uch hu-
pervlslon snd control of tho. bankers
tion to suggest tliat the grent powers
might'agree to'exorcise such control iii
times of war' between threo parties,
and' _b mnlntnln In future, what, for
want of a hotter term might bo' cnlled
'financial neutrality.'
"In case two nations went to war
without, first submitting their' grievances nnd differences to arbitration
or judicial settlement at, The Hn'guo,
why should tho other neutrnl-powers
mot bind thomsclvos not to nssist either
of tho bolllgoronts financially, but to
ace to It that ronl noutrnllty was observed by their banks and bankers?
There is little doubt thnt this could be
dono, If no finuncinl nssistmico could
be obtained from tho oiitaido ,fe\v .notions would, In tlio fnco of this most
effective nciitrnllty of tho other powers
incur tlio porll of bnnkruptcy. homo
would cortnlnly Inst a much Bhortor
tlllll*.'
IKd.—And wlion. In like mnntiPt', i're
workei'H ronllzo Hint It Ib thoy wIip
supply the liutiinn flosh nnd blood thnt
niiiHl be mutilated nnd split wo mny
rmiHlilcr tlmt wo nro fnst approaching the tlmo when wnr .hnvltig bnmi
found loo expensive both In mnn nud
money, tlinl It will bo declnred hlguly
Immnrnl nud they, who lmvo prnyed
loud nnd long to tho doil of Untile for
victory, will bo vociferous In condoin*
nntlon of bloody nnd Inhuman strife ph
u blot upon onr olvlllziition, a rello
of ImrlinrlBin but-—the, llrno Ih not yot
ripe for such drnBtlc uttornnrott nnd
will not bo do long ns the flnnnclnl
nu liters see fit to support tlio ntniy
nnd navy with ItBi stlpendB for chap*
Inliis nnd other minlntorlnl gontlomon.)
MINER8 TO A8K U. 8. TO STEP IN
Western
ges	
Canadian   railroad'  securities    '....    8,000,000
jectlon
would  be interpreted
„,      ,   '•'     $11,000,000
Russia '
Doukhobors'    land    Investment ln British Columbia $ 1,500,000
Turkey
Ono bank's Investments In
Canadian railroad aiid go-
• vornmont bonds ,.',' $ 3,000,000
Foreign of Canadian Bank Shares
In chartered bnuks ,$ 1,430,650
Di-CBdnor,Bank's holdings in   •
Sovereign Bank    2,000,000
In chartered Bniiquo Inter-
natlonnjo      7,500,000
have got together a little' stake,' to
bring* his family to him, but should
he be .blown lo atoms or smothered
to death meantime his .widow and
children must go, without recourse. • If
such is the workings of the' much-
heralded Compensation Act. let "the
Krzuz appeal be at once submitted to
the highest tribunal in England. Meantime there is need for action on the
part of organized labor throughout British Columbia, as well as Alborta and
Saskatchewan, whoro the • Compensation Acts aro all about the snme, No
effort must be "spared to first win the
appeal* nnd set nbout to so amend the
law that it will not require tho services
of a lawyer to interpret It—R. P, P.,
in Vancouver World. '
$10,930,050
Grand totnl, foreign Invest
ment
,.$139,589,050
EMPLOVER8 IN  BRITAIN
WILL DEDUCT WAGES
FATHER VAUGHAN,ON RACE
'    SUICIDE   IM   ENGLAND
\\AtiHlMnoN. I), C—Keilornl In-
ifi .t.-t...ft in ttiW fofiicti* H-ttliuuru-
land county, Pa., soft coal strike, which
hn» h-r-Pit In pregr-*>-»« for foxirte-rtti
months, ifl to bo deinnudcil by Ilopr.
BPiitntlvo WIIbop, of Pennsylvania,
■...Ainiihfi w Hat Wmt cfiiiimliutu in
tho Iioubo.
It Is expected stcpB will bo taken
slmllnr to those by which PniBlij|ent
Roosevelt terminated the nnthrnclto
atrlko. If Prosldont Tnft does not act
tht* m.ifter will be pn.ihpd fn con-jre-iii
already exists In time of peace, it ny a b||* t0 nuthorlM* federal Inmilry.
does not sw-m n wide flight of Imnglnn
TOUR   OF  CORINTHIANS
London, Eng.—Bnglnnd. -rhnmplon
amateur football team, the Corinthians
Electric Restorer for Men
Phainhonol "titma -mrr etna fa tht body
tim sn-i »iuliiy. Vrtrnttr* d»c_ir end all hiu»|
    \i     .
wmLim!* »i*ned tl ant*,   rheapheteei will
te»lBi*-H »»e**»n*J-_   VilcetteUif^rtW' im
xtm a sew man.   ....
Hitl-M lo inr aadtat*
IJ.
inrar
Manufacturers Sny That They Will Not
Pny Part of Premiums In Lloyd-
George Scheme
.1   .__ ___
^LONDON, Mny 20,—Lnrge employors of lnbor In Orent llrltnln nro grndii-
ally lotting the nowu Ionic out thnl. If
Cliniirollnr of the 'Ijxelioqiior Lloyd*
Georgo IhlnliH llioy nro going to pny
part of tlio prcinliiiiiB to Insure tliolr
employees ngninst Involuntary IdlnncHB
or IIInesB, iih contemplated under his
ntato InBiirnnco plnn, ho Is mistaken.
It appenm now Mint thoy Intond simply
to roduco wnges by the amount of tho
premium thoy will have to pny, bo thnt
the Insurance will cost thorn nothing.
(I. II. I run. cr, tlio big shipbuilder, put
thn omployors' caso vory noatly, and
diplomatically when asked l( the insurance scheme would nffect wngen.
"If wo ennnot got increasod prices
It may do su,' ho snid, "In tho case ot
largo suniA tho nniHtors would have to
take it into consideration In aurco-
ments ok to wages. I am quite In
favor of tlio proposals, however."
tK.i_.-~Such opposition on tho pnrt
of tho manufneturers Ib only what
might be expected no It would bo an-
ntticnia to .rontcmplnto, ovon for a mo*
ment, the Idea ol reducing the porcontngo of profit on their wares, honce,
ns ft U dim. iit to obtain higher pvlc*.
than tho competitive market permit,
there Is oui) on,, ollit'i' tnuuic-t! from
which the premiums rnn he extracted
»nd that the wttut-n ot tbo -prnployews.
fly expert systPms of accountancy It
Is always nn ensy mutter for employers
45, Steam-Heated- Rooms -
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Fernie's  Leading ; Commercial, Hotel
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The Finest Hotel In'East, Kootenay';-   -7.'    'J. L. -.GATES,. Prbp_ .'.
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Capital Authorised ._..$10,000,000,00.,Capital Subscribed .... $5,575,000
: Capital   Paid '. Up    if5,575,000     "Reserve Fund'. _.'_...;. .$5,575,000
D. R. WILKIE, Preslflent      ;,HON. ROBT JAFFRAY, Vice-Pres.
BRANCHES   IN   BRITISH COLUMBIA .   .    y,      ;.--
Arrowhead, Cranbrook,* Fernie, Golden, Kamloops; -Michel, Moyie, Nelson,
Revelstoke, Vancouver and Victoria.    , .
--SAVINGS DEPARTMENT  : '
Interest allowed on deposits at current rate from date of,deposit.
FERNIE BRANCH GEO. I. B. BELL, Manager,',
KENNEDY &  MANGAN
"BEING BOARD.(BORED)"-
is what the man with the monocle
will sayv happens when "you talk
' about      *     '7     *   "■*-
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BOARDS, LATH,'SHINGLES AND
TIMBERS'.'  J' - ■   , »   •
He * don't appreciate what doesn't
interest • him.'     Good Jumber Ib
Intensely * interesting when you
intend to build. .  Builders appre-
1 elate the*
SUPERIOR    QUALITY    LUMBER
SOLD HERE.
il
OFFICE and YARD,   McPHERSON  AVE., OPP. Q. N.   DEPOT,   FERNIE
In a recent sermon Father Vaughan
Bald some pointed things on tho question of rnco Bulolde. Ho warned his
henrei's not to try' to dodge nature
or cheat God, , Uo ngnln hold up tho
poor nB nn example to the wealthy
nnd fiiBhlonnblo crowd who hung upon
hia words, Ilo told of n pnrlflli In tho
EnBt End, very dear to him, whoro
tlioro nro five hiiiidrod families nnd
Home 2,100 children, tho brightest,
happiest lot It Is possible to moot, Rut
for the poor this sin of Englnnd would
bo moro nppmont, thnn It io, Ho,
snld tho llrno was drnwing nonr whon
England could not fnco her God If Bho
met Ntm on the wny. Thc true wealth
of a nntlon Ib her clillilroil. What Ib
the good of a whole fleet of Drond-
noughlH If llioro nro no growing men
to Borvo on them? The volco of his
country might yd bo honrd In Rnnin,
weeping nnd lamenting becniiso' her
children wero not. Tlioso -.vero tho
Impresflivo wordB with which I'ntlior
Vnughnn left tho pulpit.—Wontein Oft*
llic.ic,
fEd —-Nnpo'roii I, Is rrodllod with
I nviiig Bnld Mint womnn's chief function '.vnB to net ns brood-mnre-i, to
supply fighting mi-tcrlnJ for tho French
nnr.y, but now. we hnvo tin» widely
e..-l.rrtod dls'iplo of "tho Prince of
To tea" calling Attention to t.ic fn<:t tlmt
If raco suicide continues whence uro
to cimo tho fool for pav-Jor v. ".nn
D t-nt-'noughts. !'Con»iBten:v then. «rt
a Jowol,")
Fernie Opera House
Moving
Pictures
and
, ■    ■ *t*
Vaudeville
Every
Night
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1 H
A, Pizzocolo, Mgr.
Large Airy^ Rooms &
7       Good Board  7   >-
Ross & Mackay ?»
•;.<p
P. Carosella
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
m—******im^~*mi-i.v   hi
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes
Gents' Furnishings
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BAKER  AVENUE
BRANCH AT  HOSMER,  B.C.
Mcintosh, McDonald
& Snow
Contractors
& Builders
Open for nil kiiul* of 1>iih1iii*mh
in tholi- Uno
Address Box 07        Fornio
KING'S HOTEL
nnr mipplli.1 with  llm liiwt WIiioh,
T.lfjuoi-s nml I'lgm.
DINING HOOM 1$ CONN UO'I'ION
NORTHERN
HOTEL
Wm, Eschwig, Proprietor
New and up-to-date
Handsome  Cafe Attached
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OPEN DAY nnd NIGHT
W. MILLS,
Prop
•n-lll visit Caw****!* In Jt_*r.  The nnrnVer to *hoir a d«reai.o in profln. th-er-efor*,
_.___■■• _t_   _.<__! _J___. ** _M_H •*__■ t__t t.l_.._l_ltl_IH_ll #__»*        >l«_ft__« t,\ I...     .     .     I  M *A*t *.   1.4   l._l» fll
will    infbtdix ' nnrrn    fntornntfonal
For 8«l» at Olsssdsll's DniQ 8tor«   players.
for th-^m ta ,u'.(.**,.t m.y dUaluullnu U
an unthlnkahlo proposition.)
birlianv ini* tors o( Wales not only
rofused to nay rent to iho companies
In whose ahfttks they live, lut also In-
vailod tho iiiieiiMvnte.l lnnd ot neigh-
plant voffotablos. The Rov«rnment
stmt h compiiny of soldiers to dispossess tho minors, but tho military
fellows relx-llr. nnd nomo throw nwny
their wins while others permitted tho
minora to solsto them, Now tho noble
personages are a bit fearful that tho
other w*ork***re arc llfc«ly lo IrolUt-f.
the miners, and seize land and refus*.
to pay rent.
CIT. ENOINEER RESIGNS
TORT AlVnilm, Ont.~Refuslng to
bo governed by an order of tho city
council that all city employees punch
» cluck ou koI»m to ■A*'*- leavinx work.
City Engineer Antonlsen has resigned.
5*M"M5t^5U"-!5!!l15.'1 *2? S2- 5? 'SS C? CS O
Fernie-Fort Steele   I
Brewing Co., l\i.   *
Nowhere In the Past oan bs
found In such a display of
Meats
W«   hnxta  tu*   1,**.   «v.«^»w
ean buy ef Deaf, Perk, Mut-
ton. Veal, Poultry, Buttsr,
Eflfl*, Fish, "Irnperstor Hams
and Baeen" Lard, 8»u»»o«,
Waliifrs and 8au«r Kraut,
PHONR OB CALL
_
Bottled Goods a Specialty
Printer's Ink
When xmi oo good prettc* snd
neatly A*pUyeH type fer your ttatioc.
eiy tt valuable.    We liave ewety
facility (or doing lhe Wit cl job woA,
and at a minimum price. .."■a
(ff.
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THE DISTRICT' LEDGER, PERNIE, B..C, JUNE 3, 1911.
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Front
/7
). a Premie
Twor Leading Laborites Who Swell
.''.;. *.'"'.--,.'.:-.. .,'.*.'*.   ,..,-?.,,'; 7-.;^*'-''••■.,. ^ ."7  7**7''. .7.. . ■"'' 77-_
;   : The Coronation Festivities;
■*' '.'• "      <•" By'. "Alaister J. Scott ■_•*,."
.„' vAmid the mediaeval, pomp of the
7 Coronation ceremony , the 'figures of
. the Empire's two Labor Prime Mlnis-
, ters will stand,, conspicuous, among the
. titled'throng assembled" to "do homage
..to the new- crowned.king'7 ,-Half a
century ago* the complete dominance
*.  of labor'itf the affairs of state ln*any
"part .of the empire] was almost inconceivable, but'the presence of Mr.'Fish-
. . er, the prime.Minister of'the Austra-**
Han commonwealth, and of Mr. Mc-
■>   GoAvan, the Prime Minister of New
,,* South Wales, at the great-ceremonial
■iot tha..enthroning of the Emperor of
, * all the Britons, Is a significant testimony tb.the enormous'progress which
the Bplrlt of'Democracy* has made among the Anglo-Saxon -Trace/^ Mr. Mc-,
'.   GoAven has .already., reached -^London,
and Mr. Flshar. Is expected ,wlthln the
-next   few-, hours. ,.,^Motherland   will
hava ample opportunity^ of forming an
opinion of the , men Avlio liave risen
from' tlio  fitting ',shop, and  the  coal
mine, to control the destinies of, the
most, progressive  of-Britain's,:over;
seas dominions. '.   •    .     ■ ' '_
1    „  ,    , ,_.   ,      ,     ., ,    - . -       ■ -   - „
-.      Both-are Scotsmen—Mr. F.isher'by
'  ..birth, breeding and parentage, 'Mr: Mc;
GoAven by a father Avhq Avas born north
,-of, the TAveed, but avIio sought fortune
'   first in Liverpool .'and afterwards,' in
,„* the then unexploited possibilities,, of
•_ - New South Wales. ■ Mr'.; Fisher's story
".is one of the romances of the labor
.    movement..   He Avas born in'the little
Scottish village.-" of - Crosshouse. near
Kilmarnock, in 1SG2; and got all the
education-that'the parish school had
to,offer. -   His father   Avas'orie of the
poor but. Independent type of £cots-
."'merijAvho held ndvanced ideas about
the ""rights of man, and* though young
' .' Fisher had, early in his life, to go' to
"the-nilneto aid in increasing the .anil-
* ■   ly budget, he' pursued as many Scottish
,.-,.miners do, a course of., .progressive
■    self   instruction,   which,"' afterwards
iroved-„to'be.'t_o  basis  from   wliich
he.AvasUv climb to lie" contro ling position of-the great'.Commonwealth' of
- ' Australia]   .From pit-boy he graduat*
""* ed'to the better_paid positions in min-
from-Scotland to Liverpool where he
married*' a .Manchester., Avpman^who
once worked" in the mills; ,,;'she Is still
allye, and but for her great'age would
have accompanied.her,son-to the old
country at the present, time.,\ Mr. Mc-
Gowen's father.went, out to Australia
ih the fifties of last century, and worked at bridge building on a New South
Wales contract job. He .decided'to
stay and, sent* for his! wife, who set
out in the sailing ship j Western Bride
to rejoin her husband. Somewhereln
the vast bosom of the Pacific the ship
lay becalmed -for "several days, and
during that time" the present Premier
of,New South Wales was born.     At
- . ....
the very hour ot bis birth a favor
able breeze sprang up which carried
the .Western Bride to her destination in a short three weeks. The skipper's name was Captain'.Sinclair, and
after hlm the ocean babe "was, christened. As a child born at sea under-the British-flag in a ship be longing
to''the"PqH*"pf London,' Mr. MeGo-
wen's birth was. registered at Stepney.
And no*w comes a very curious coincidence.,' Since he landed, in his mother's "amis at", Sydney fifty years ago,
Mr.McGoAvein had never been out of
Australia lintil he left to take part In
the-Coronation-celebrations,, and his
voyage coincided with tho taking of
the census. Out on the Indian Ocean
he Avas counted as a British born sub-,
ject, and again'the fact falls",to be
recorded at Stepney. Mr. McGoAvem
folloAved his father's ,-trade of boiler
maker. He is a great rugged, strong-'
featured bronzed,J heavy-moustached
colonial, andhis shaggy hair is. just
lightly tinged with grey. Twenty
years ago he Avas -returned to the
Noav South Wales.Parliament for his
present constituency of Redfern. and
since then he has played a prominent
1 1 ■    -
part In the advance of Democracy in
New-South Wales.' He has all the
enthusiasm of" the successful settler
for tlie. land which, but' "for* the-accident . of. a. few' bfiet-iweeks - he could
ha-y;e claimed-as his native soil.
LABOR
DEFENSIVE
,0
ing financial support to other' unions
on* strike, let alone going 'out ia sym*-
pathy;   , 'r\ ;<V ,7; -77"";
.- The working "men-.of such .unions
have a weary way to. go before' they
size;up to' present .social conditions
enough td keep," from; being'used as
cannon food in the labor war.'? . -
But more ambitious labor organiza-
.tion.s are too prone to devote the -arei*.---
.er'part of their energy "to defensive
tictlt-s., ,*,-.{,-"_{. '■'. -"■'.-'-'• "'"
Jl citinot be'sald too.'often-.that the
fJi-ht for" McNamara! brothers raiist he
.wasi-l relentlessly. -7,., ■ '_' '--..- '■..
- And the "Socialist party,* ^together
with the labor unions, gho,;l-V continue
to-lend their support- and encouragement to the llb'erty-loving=Me.*iicans.
But this does not exhaust all-'the
important Avork to be done by the.Socialist party ani labor1 unions.
It Is well enough to meet- the blows
of the enemy, as for example. ■ Avhen
they sought-to hang Moyery .Hay wood
and Pettibone^ when they - nought to
jail Fred Warren and suppress the Socialist and labor, press; when they
seek ,to hang the "McNamaras, and
when they seek to eiitrencn the despotic rule of the trust magnates-whoso
puppet Diaz Is.     „      - '        - '    *  **
But'it stands to, reason if the eneiry,
can forever draAv all the fire of those
battling for tlie Avorking class by such
means, then the chances for improving the lot of the toilers are slim indeed. - 7, •. 1 --
' For-th'e enemy has the resources,-
In money,* men and brains, to concoct
'such deals as, the McNamara affair,
as .often as need be. And there are
top many examples in history of the
shrewd mahoeuver, of engaging-in-a
foreign imbroglio to detract the attention ofthe people from disaffection at
home!'
'■' If the labor unions permit themselves to do nothing but mark time,
to show-a bold1 front Avhen they are
threatened Avith a reduction of Avages
or the opening of their closed shops,
but,-to'.go no farther, then tliey are
sure to fall to pieces.'
For Avhere there is no groAvth, decay
surely sets "in.     .
On the^'other hand, the Socialist
party ..must everywhere take, the position that it has its work'cut out for
it, right here now, not only when' Ave
come "into Socialism.1
To, roll up the Socialist vote, to cap
ture every outpost, however small it
be, to "enter ey-ery.. campaign Avith the
aA-owed aim of. carrying the election—
thatjs the "spirit that should animate
the Socialist party._ ■
And, between elections, not only to
in
Many Catastrophes Could be Averted Says I/. S. Engineer
ing, {and in his'diggings in the bOAvels
' of the earth he. had as a companion,
Mr. Keir Hardie.     Fisher was some-
" thing of a leader amongst the Ayrshire"
miners, and at;a strike in 18S4.he was
responsible  for,-'formulating-tlie  demands   of   the men. '   His"force of
.  character brought 'upon'' hlm* the""'111-
*.' Avlll   of the masters, \and when the
" strike *was settled he waa refused .em-
" pioyment:    Theii It was that he took
tho  decisive' step   of emigrating-to
Queensland,, and after eight years in
the rough and tumble of colonial life,
he .entered the legislature * of . that
state.ln 1893.     His promotion Avns
rapid.    Ho Joined the famous DaAvsbn
Ministry as.Mlnlstor of Railways, and
slnco the Inauguration of tho Common*
Avcnlth Parliament, he has continuously
hold ln It a sent for the Stato of
Queensland.   . HIb poAVors of administration and orgnnlzntlon wore brought
to tho foro during his tenure of offlco
as'Commonwonith'Minister for Trade
and Commerce.     Ho was onrly mapped, out for tho leadership of the Federal. Parliamentary Labor party, and
whon it nsBiimod tho nscond'nncy ln
" 190g; ho beenmo Premier.     In 1009
and 1010 ho wno ln opposition, but a
year ago ho was once moro given tho
control of tho govornmont of* Australia.,.!. Tho wholo courso of his career,
from pit-boy to Promlor, Is.a splendid
,, tost*Jmony to tho tenacity of tho Scot,
_   tlio personality, of tho Individual,, and
tho vitality of tho Domocrntlc movomont which ho represents.
Mr," McOoT/'Cn'B lifo story Is full of
ptoturesqiio dotal],    His father camo
~AN D ~AG"G RESSl V E
By, Jos. E., Cohen,
NEW YORK,—Failure to appreciate
the, seriousness of mine .fires and a
lack of'adequate fire protection have
resulted in the loss of hundreds of
liA-es and the* destruction of millions
of dollars' Avorth of property In the
last few, years, according to a statement made at'the annual meeting of
the National Fire Protection Association to-day by Herbert M. Wilson, chief
engineer of the federal bureau of mines
, Cherry  Holocaust Cited
Mr. Wilson Avent' farther and declared that two of the most serious disasters in coal mines In tho last iavo
- -* "   , 1
years, one at Cherry, III., ln Avhlch 262
lives were lost, and in the other at;
the T'ancoast mine, near Scranton. Pa.,
in.Avhich seventy (our Ilve,s were, lost,
originated from trivial causes, and
ought to have been quickly extinguished Aviihout the sairittco of human life.
'The contact, of several -.bales of
hay aa.Ui a blazing torch of an open
miners' lamp,' said Mr. Wilson, "caused
the Cherry mine - disaster with its
great loss of life and a total cost of
one million dollars, of Avbich $50,000 a
day Avas spent in.direct fire fighting
for several days.    - 7   ft
' "The fire in the Pancoast mine killed
seA'enty-four miners, left forty-five
■widows and 137 dependent; orphans.
This fire is IcnoAvn to ■ have started
in an underground room, presumably
from some oil-soaked Avaste.'.The fire
Avas not thought serious until it had
been, burning tAvo hours. The delay
Avas,<in,a large meansre, responsible
for.the,great loss of life,'
Fires -Now   Raging       v > - '
"Besides the Joss of life, fires have
cost-much in-money. At * DeadAA'ood,
S. D.; ,$1,000,000 has be<yi spent in
fighting a fire in a metal mine.*, Today
fires are raging in coal mines and
metal"mines,in,various parts of the
country.' - .Some of them have gotten
beyond control'and haA-e been burning
for many years, devouring hundreds of
Special Excursion
To Creston
I
. No one need expect that the Mc-'
Namara brothers will receive anything
approaching fair play unless the labor
unions and Socialist party keep up an
agitation as continuous "and ' unremitting as that ln the''Moyer-Haywood
case, - -     ■    '
, Nor should it be expected. that the
McNamara brothers avIII be permitted
to slip through the hands of the Manufacturers* Association if it, is possible
whether by fair menus or ' foul ttb'
hang them., '
And this, even though the*1 Manufacturers* 'Association, knew that the two
men are entirely Innocent of any crime
Avhatovor. '
That Is-to say, the manufacturers
feel.,"resentment enough against any
ablo labor loader to smirk at tho prospoct of seeing him mount the gallows.
But for a reason stronger than thnt,
Tho" Manufacturers' Association Ib
organized to disorganize tho labor unions, and to keop the working" class
in subjection.
And, lt'can bo said In sorroAv, labor
unions are too often organized wltli
no other than tho timid notion of do-
fondlng thomBolvofl uealnst encroachments of 'the omployors.
Thore aro Bomo associations of Avork
Ing men, notably among ono class of
onglnoors, whoso constitution forbids
thom to strike,
Still others nnd their number Is nil
too lnrgo, nro.prohibited from render:
carry on tlie^v6firof"Tducation~auclJ
organization along the old lines, 'but
along the-neAV ones of participating in
every progressive movement looking
for better social legislation", relief to
labor, advancement in, general—that
should be the purpose of the Socialist
party. '    ***     *
-It Is just in this practical'Avork that
the sharply defined Identity of the Socialist party would stand out most uncompromisingly.
. Just to the extent, too, would labor
bo choosing its own battlefield Instead
of meeting the enemy In the bloody angle selected by lt.
lnousana*r'or"toHsrot"C5fli"airttTniieff-i"
mine galleries." °-
"One mine fire near Carbondale,' Pa.,
has, burned out such a vast area of
anthracite coal .in the last ten years,
as to result in a- subsidence of the •surface, and destruction of surface property. *.*-, •'■ ' , „ ..*"'.
- 7'Near Summit Hill, Pa., a fire .which
has' been burning .fifty-one years is
estimated - to' have destroyed $25,000,-
000 worth of, coal. Near Jobs, Ohio,
d tract of coal ;valued at several millions ot "dollars has been burning since
1884.  '      *.■*■■ '    '-
"In some of the deeper metal mines
at Butte, Mon., fires have been burning in> the old mine timbers since
1809.
"In the Comstock vein ln Nevada,
thousands of feet of tunnels which
had been opened at a great expense
ore being burned out.
Pleads Fire-Proof Material *
■ "The mining engineers of the bureau
of mines liave made a careful study
of fires In'ml,nes, and have reached
the conclusion.that the introduction ot
comparatively Inexpensive fire-fighting
appliances, the adoption of proper ie-
"gulations pnd the institution of a' reasonable system of fire drills may minimize fires and confine others to a
brief period of time with little damage
to life and property,
"The engineers of this,bureau have
had much success" In combating mine
fires through the use of, the oxygen
helmet. This is an apparatus,that entirely protects the head, and through
which air is.furnlshed artificially, thus
enabling the wearer to explore the vicinity of a fire under conditions • of
smoke and gas that would render .'his
approach otherwise impossible. By
the use of such an apparatus a number
of fires have been promptly extinguished Avhicii would doubtless have spread
and perhaps extended beyond control.
'.,' "Chemistry, through the quick analysis of gases at frequent intervals in
the neighborhood of the fireshas proved
a "most useful adjunct In figli'tirig fires.
, "It seems almost unnecesary to call
attention to the necessity of providing
at each mine ample storage of Avater
properly .comreyed in protected pipes
to possible danger points .the desirability of using larger amounts of fireproof material in place of Avooden mine
timbering or wooden .doors, the proper
disposal of waste, firc:proof- man ways
and air,.shafts, and -he* use of fi,e
proof material as far as possible in all
surface stiuctures.within fifty feet lo
Q__iii«_rlf/_ir7_*P__a___if__rwf_f Vi_ft_r»»»jii___r\___n»*_.i 11 __*■-__</•__
-,V-UMMU(V'U-4,VVI>-Vl-Vliy-llIUlll'-U]-'wlIII-.(] _iu
the mine." . ;    -
fDate will be announced
later—so watch . for it.
1 ",
u      1
yisiting the entire district
See before, you buy. Write
me for full particulars.
Dig in the ground for a
livelihood, you'll be under,
soon enough ! Five acres
cultivated will prolong life
and provide a; competence
for old age.
Eight 10-Acre Tracts $300
each, easily cleared, Burton
. City, well located and water-
*,      * •   ■ ■> <■••
Joe Grafton
Fernie       -'•'.'•    B. C.
I
DID 8ECRET POLICE
PLAN   LONDON   SIEGE?
Finnish Professor Makes Startling Accusation  Against  Russian
Officials
MINE  OWNERS   BUSY
WASHINGTON, D. C—Independent
mlne-oAvners of the Pittsburg district
recently began a bitter fight before the
Interstate Commerce , Commission .for
sweeping reductions in* rates on coal
to the great'lakes.
The Voice of Other Time
From tho French of Catullo Mendes
.'. .. By George Allan England
LONDON.—-Did Russian. secret police plan tho recent Anarchist * elego
in the east end of London and other
acts of' violence ln which the activity
of aliens has led to tho Introduction
of restrictive legislation In tho house
ot commons? Thnt Is the startling
suggestion made by Professor John
Dovor Wilson, formerly at the University at HelBlngford .Finland, ..
Professor Wilson believes tho Rus-
flian polico want to discredit tho Russian revolutionaries In forolgn oyos
Thon, thoy arguo, Russia cnn handle
them n« eho chooses, without pro. st
•—and foreign doors will bo shut
ngninst them evon whoro a rofugohas
hitherto been available.
In tho east end fight a certain "Peter tho Painter" beenmo .famous not
merely by his actions, hut by his
success In escaping, , ProrosBor Wilson RtiBKORts thnt ho may bo Unknrln
Polkn, n secret Russian ng-t-nt. from
Finland. To thoso who sny this Is
ImpoHslblo ho retorts. "If ho' woro a
member of thb Runslnn socrnt polico
ho would lmvo tho greatest onso In
oscnpltiK doloctlon. As nn npcrodlted
ngont from St. PotorshurRh ho hns pos-
Hllily been long ln touch with the
llrltlsh polico. It Is ovon conwlvnblo
that ha wns good enough to offer IiIh
sorvlcos to Scotland Ynrd for tho
purpose of tracking hlmRolf down. Tho
Infu-mntin A*/of rnnnni'-'d fnr four vi-nrft
to net. nt onft nnd thn snmo both ns
head of lhe Boclnl Rovolutlonnry pnrty
and,as chlof ot tho Russlon secret
polico.
If tho profenror Is right, tho Runslnn
r.i\Mf,r,    n.An    lifitittntiii    t'l    fi\tffnfli'  Xn
tbelr plot, for out of their two bills
before tho house of commons will
como ft monsuro hedging England
Against alien arrivals In a wny previously unknown. AH nrltlsh politicians disclaim nny Intention to hinder -tho Imiiilj-rAllon of p-vllli.-ni rf"
fug-vw flM-fl*? front tyranny.    Hut th*
Jt Avas ln tho cellar of ono of thoso
vile.rum Bhops Avhero the polico permit
drinking after nil, tho cafes and Aylno
rdomel are closed, At deal.tableB undor the dusty yellow light of tho gas
jets, Avoary unfortunates leaned ol-
bow-wise, along with a few customers
Avho had. boen waiting there all tho
ovoning.rr tho women rougod to thoir
eyes, the. mon as pnlo and close-shaven
ns strolling, .Tli*c<splapB,
'Our curiosity satisfied, wo Avoro JiiBt
on tho point of leaving Avhen "Look
thero!" exclaimed my companion.,
Ho, pointed out to. mo sitting nlono
nt the end of the room, a vory .tail
stout woman, whoso twisted rod.hair
bulged but bonoath hor fentliorod toque,, Moro tired than old sho must
hnvo onco boon beautiful. Even yot
she wns striking, becauso of hor milky
white akin and largo black eyes, deep
and steadfast, whoro stupefaction gavo
plnco now and then to some poor ram
mint of thouKht. Sho wns no, better,
cortnlnly, than hor nolRlibors—lhat
could bo noon nt n Blanco by the mud
on tho horn of hor skirt nnd on hor
shoos*-**yet, gross ns she wns, and sitting tlioro heavily with tho npppnrniico
of n colossnl idol, Hho Boomed nu ox-'
nggemted type almost tho pt-rsonflcn*
lion of nn ent Ito species.
Asionlshod, avo drow nnm* hor.
In a loud, lionrso volro Hint dominated tho Avliispored conversations all
about, sho cried out for us tn buy hor
n drink, nnd ordorod four gInH«os of
gin. Thoso nlio -Mnptlod Into 1. mug
mill containing n littlo beer, nnd gulp-
r.,t    It,,    rn!.•!,,.»..    -••(.    n    Mi*,..!/",    ,1.'.. nM,*
nft .* whlf-h nhi* h«Rsn tn -rdm' Dte
r-horufl of rt'cnfft-rhnntnnt ditty, Der
mi.Rlf: x as n. r(,iu*ou4 discord, I-oiivy
nnd niti.elod with a vulgar whin-' iti-*?
tho strangled snoro of a drunkard.
•tit .'rffit' Ml -Hi**"It***" frXfit «Vf nt
Itu. I'lrttlnB into co.-r.ifl Inughtrr. «r'*>
t-u-n. v. axing famlllir, mho knit up A
littlo inli: with us
'Not ono of 'om ca-t il.hik ns nrirli
nn mo,' Bho boasted. "A bottle of
brandy on top of a doi«n tieors—why,
Avhen I'd give I don't knoAv Avhat just
to SAvalloAv a glass o' puro Avnter to
cool my throat and freshen up my
stomach. If I drink it nln't to, bo
amusin' neither. It's biz that's all,
I. glvo'what's .bought nnd no moro,
Havo I, got to be jolly? Hnvo I got
to crack jokos an' mako 'om laiifjli
besides? Well," I guess not! Ito
they think they're giving mo a gool
tlmo? No, sir! And If I've got tlio
trick of loadln' up on 3-cont stulf,
thoro's another reason, and It ain't
nobody's funeral neither!"
Sho spoko In a low volco, now, as
though, frightened with snd thoughts,
then, turning half aside, she took her
head botween her groat fat hands
and bont lt loft and right, rocking lior
forohend no ono rocks a .>i_: child,
/_t length, without our hnvlng fiues*
tinned her, she wont on, Btill looking
nwny:
"Yes, thcro'B nnother reason. If
>ou want to know. I'll toll you, lmt
lot mo explain ono thlnr first, thnt ft
ain't no picnic, this life I'm up nttnlnst,
dny an' night an' nil tho tlmo. It's
a lc'nd of amusoii'ii'it I could ^cl along
without, nil rlgnt, all vlnht. It win
m'ghty rough, \t Iirst. When I Im-i.n
AAPlkln' tho Hlnjoii, good Lord! I wanted to Jump ont o' the window, for n
whilo. Hut wh'it tho dovll! You'v-i
aot' to cat, nns'io'v. When you fir*,
down whoro I nm, thnro'H no way to
KO' up. My, *»»ler tlm -trilllor mud's
H'lcky. though! f-'n thon, 1 p>l "wind
ti It, nnd littlo by lit tlo. U I Imd
nuu.oy. lots o' inom*', and n Iioubo nnd
r.ll--why I would i" know whnl Hi iln
(ii;-nn I'd fool -"moor, not brln' wot by
lh« rnin, spnt'o.ed with mud. blowod
ri*.. M.    ll.     wlml     "ll .11" 11**,.'   lit'     .,,M..-il''   tin*
r-ntm      Alt told, i'vn i tcVrd tnv olifd.* .
an' If It's that wny so much tlio worno,
That's tho, wny things is, anyhow,
"Hut there's ono thing I never cnn
got used to, I'vo got to spook to
ff*1V« nln't f» Woll ovorv time* T
npoak--r can't help foolln' my heart
hr-Mh, Jiut llko I was a-goln* to dio. I
hnvo a torrlblo tlmo not to cry out nil
tlm tear* that's in mc. Oh, It's not
Ynuno I'm nshami-Hl—I nln't no such
foci.    It's Just becauso o* my voire.
"You soo, whfrn I'm good fin' rost-
HEAD OFFICE.
TORONTO ,
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Branch Office of lhe Home Bank
of Canada, corner Btoar
and Balhutsl Sttectt,
Toronto.
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BRANCHES AND GONNECtlONSTlOlllGUT CANADA
JOHN ADAIR, Manager- Fornio
Capltul   Paid   Up    $.2,760,000
Reserve & Undivided Profits   3,250,000
Total Assets ,,..,„ 40.000,000
In nn ago of extravagance, tho
thrifty forgo surely nhond—wlillo
their loss provident mtighboru accumulate, dobt h.
Mnny n thrifty ninn or woman nm
point to lho first docldod Htop In llfu
iih having boon tnkon tho dny a hunk
nccount wiih oponcd.
A Having Account In lho Ihuik of
llnmlllon will provo a suro Inoontlvo
town nl thrift.
iii
W-«_»E
Head Office:
HAMILTON
tho little slHl*)»rs~-tlifl onos tli/it didn't'nnd no doos gin.     Aftor diliikin' my
coitiu to tlio city, hut stayed lioiuo (iii'j \oli.o ain't not Uio hiiiiio hoiiiuI HiiH.it
KOI,  IlllllTloiJ.
think o' tho
iiitii«  miiii  im
l.'-j.vi.Ai.-.-.«- UIU.
And thon It iiiiiIk-h mo1 Iuul boforo nl nil,     Ho, hy Hwiillnwlu'
llltlo tlnios I lined  to {nil norts of tilings to burn out my
l.iiil hulllllO I,      roll- tljlll.u.ll HUH   (II.   It  Up, I III III. | *ill    hOIIIU
a- mi-,, } 11
,1.1),-, I  it.
,..}   «,>.».<■.»"
lll/lt   OlIlM*
voir*-, n' initio Hint *nld '(.ond nlelit* lo
my mothor, nnd toi dmy flrnt swoet-
hciirt I loved him with nil my heart,"
thti's nothln!       I'm not, nlrnld;    I
nover i***-**! It.     t kno-nr girls that v,ot \ od. my A'olr■» ain't hard an' thick, snmo
==.       **JKg-fc»l*d lff.-<iil,»toT» mskfs (ho powos   plnrh-Pd every i>vt>nttiR, full at r_rks:*ai- now.     It'* just thn oppfl*H««t and
■son of r.ion-fly n r-ftco-sslty 'u*- nd _ t-
»Son--ii»d political rtttsgt^a tr* nrwly
always penniless. Th-Mr rfirort. is nlno
to ho Mrutlnli.1, and the at, Petersburg p-ollce* will supply concocted *"«*l-
but I ran walk as straight as a string mlRhty swe«tf almost \t% puro aa It
tvery tlmo I leavo a pJsc« like ,h\*..ont* «»«! to l**, *.h«a I ******** a little
Huh! Th*> poison'* nothln' to mo! '«rlrl At homo In, lho rountry. Tlist
'Ihit don't you gov an* think I drink, old voire of mlno kills me. I recoK-
bwant. I Ilk* It!    Woll, I rimmm not-jnlre It, and It tells mo ov»-»r agatn
HELEN OAWHAM, In HTh* Barritr," at th* Grand TMatr* *n Friday night
dmref'
•MIOURh.
of    ■nnd-'itrftbmty
rMdlly > | don't Hk» b**f. nor branrty, no, nor * iho thlnn* i n*M to say.    I romfmbf-r
|«b*inth»„ neither; afid there's tlmo-«jiti<» honso. my futlw-r an' mother, an'
FIGS
.it MM  |M        **.*f,r       **_        liyit   I,       llll
who u_«od to kl-*s mo irood nn* hhwcjo '.olco nt nil, on thc stroet
mo In Mm two nrmn. fnr fair, nn* I Ioa*.
od him, loo.   Oh, It ninkos nio crnty
lo trtlk, now with tho snmo voire I
*A£>,'«    *,^     l-.1,}       "vtuij'v.     .....*« _....r.      -.m*    *..._
mother, or promise that, boy I'd nov-pr
leavo hlm. I try to siwnk ensy no
ns not to honr or olso to lnu_.li out
loud whon I talk, but It ain't no Rood.
I rnn hear it Just the snmo, that volco
o' mlno, I hldo mv tnro In my linnd*
an' niovi« on. afraid of lioaiiif It,"
With n nob, hf-r fxtm full nf t-^nr .
tho inlsonthJi- slum ulrt broke off.
About ns, nohody wa* pnylnt. nny
ntfontlon to bor dompnlr: doiibthiss tho
pooplo .houRM hor drtmk.
At la_ tho added, slowly.
'Th«r'« why I rtrtnk
Aro a valiinblo und nulrltlotis luxntlvo
fruit, owin-*; to nn  nctlvo nicdlclnat
prtn* Ipal.
FlO PILLS
contain tho notlvo prlnclpnl of I'MB.
oombinod with other valtmhlo m-mlira-
mtnts, hnd are cuaranK-cd to tare
WKAK tll.ADDKIt, 1.A.MK HACK and
all KIDNEY. l.IVRII. STOMACH and
UOWKI. DISOUDKHa. At all donters
ns rnuoh nn t j \.h -^ont* f*r hot, nr Th**- Kij? I»lll Co,,
can hold.    Absinthe mako* you hours**-**-j 8t. Thomas, Ont. --.".v
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FEBNIE, B. C.y JUNE 3,1911.
■':: ' V
THE BUBBLING OP THE CAULDRON
npIIE threatened suspension of work beginning
next Monday of all tlie trades in the city of
Vancouver is symptomatic of labor's growing pains
prevalent throughout the .ndustrial world.
, Look -where we may—in monarchical England,
republican France, military autocratic Germany,
barbarious Mexico," Trust .controlled l $_omj
phlegmatic Denmark, archaic China— we find striking evidence of the bitter struggle engaged in between the buyers and sellers of the most .imporlant
- of industrialism's essential commodity viz—Lnbor,
poAver. .., * •  •   *
' The days of individual bargaining, contemporaneous with the hand*.vork.period ,bf history at
which time it was impossible, to be otherwise, have
for all practical purposes "passed away and-any
'. attempt to revert to them is certain to create anarchy witli all of thc evils that folloAv in its wake.
"When the individual-factory came into existence
with it as a corollary came the craft union movement and despite opposition and repeated setbacks
i finally flourished so wonderfuly that consequent
upon the division .existing among the employing
class it made such'progress until about 1888, one
may say that, the Golden Era of" Trade TJnionisu.
was reached.
This state of affairs naturally stimulated tho employers to take such measures as-would best conserve their interests -ind byTa'ssociated effort suc-
cessfully. combat what they deemed the unreasonable demands of the working class'. ,i
- The balance of power, so to speak, swung'over tq
•'tlie-masters' side and .victory perched upon their
standard as instanced by. tbe defeat of .the Knightf.
of'Labor movement/the A. _R. U.'-in the   United
»States,.the-U. P*-R.'E._n; Canada, aiid'the more
..recent collapse ;of'the1 r«ailroad."strlke.,in Frapp,e/
These-T-epeated-iailurkes7";(ii,"fsuc_nth^~"m"ay    be"
•termed) taught valuable lessons, forcing upon, tha
,   members of craft organizations the imperativejig^
cessityof adopting more effective methods of resistance, hence the merging of men employed,in one
industry into a compact body to .the end. that they
could make a better bargain in the disposal of their
physical and mental energy.     The constantly in
creasing growth of .the. widening- sphct*^ of-influe^g.
of industrial Unionism'connotes; tlijs fact.*',   ,-i*   «<.;..
However, there stflf remains "a large number of
, men with the memories of previous successful conflicts -uppermost in;:-.their-minds blinded to^f'tt^
., reality that the "world* do'Vm^ve',;-*'and1 li^ewifle*
hypnotise^ by'the Sophisms   of. the lende%wf|,f
strong in their conceit'rof "sanity and conservu-
tism" loth to. relinquish the reins and fruits of
office who stubbornly persist in their advocacy of
what was good' enough for grandfather is good enough* for,me fallacy with such limpet clinging tenacity thai only; the club of economic pressure will
cause them to dhange;xiP.w^ori,»tJio. subject.* •y;*-}?,
This steadfast adh'erono6"to*^''Vifini*n'g* policy hii's
been productive of some ridiculous incongruities
that mustlhavc been a source of merriment to those
members of the. mnstor class endowed with an ordinary quota of the sense of humor,
The inviolability of a contract became such an obsession that the curious spectacle hns b,eon_ii.ncl.ii. by
no means uncommon •:o£iroemhpr„.. of o.no tirtf'ii'niza-
tion ovor ready to wroak.&ummdry castiRation iipon
any individual who would dare to replace* thou
when on strike, Wkiqg,,complnw3ntly .with.tjitmci
flubbing upon their coUeagncs.'in an Other, doiiltrt-
ment. .       "
In order' to illustrate tho situation moro clearly
will tear a;leaf from tho book of pcrsonnl experi-
ence,    Thoro was a railroad striko on (nover mind
i £ I % I.
whnt company) of tho members of the 1*1. nnd It. T.
(Hrothorhood of ■'Railroad Trainmen), Roabs had
boon obtained and the other union mon of the mo*
tlvo department, although it must bo confusst-d
with a certain amount of roluctanno nnd bnd gnu*.*,
faithful to tlie'terms of thoir sacred contracts which
nil lind nonrly a yonr to run, wore working stondily
in tho dischnrge of their duties flattering thorn-
solves, that thoy woro staunch mid truo union iw.*n
and would lmvo bitterly resented any orilicisin
even hinting otherwise. A car of morchiindiHo wns
pinked up at it wayside station from a spur or Hid-
■iii.*' nnd the rr'nf*-*»nflr» hrnhourmm hn.l i*\vtx\* .li--.
Iilpli «?(*"(! In the wf.-noov tn bnek up. ll-.*.** wn«i ifnnr*
willi such n vehoniiMit jerk thai the unfortunate
man's hnnd wns pinnc-d between the draw-heads
the railroad company in its efforts to resist the. concessions'requested.' ;• Employers "alive to their own
interests,and wise.to the significance/of "Divide
and Rule",by figuratively patting pn the back'the
•qiembers.'of an organization, ti'ekling vanity-by
complimenting them' on their superior;mte_igen«-e
'(.'hhav not usually experienced./any,-great difficulty in having contracts signed by the various
organizations all expiring on different, dates. - ' ••
.. Slowly the blinkers of retrogression are' falling
from the eyes of the supporters of-craftism .with'it**
castes.almost as^numerous as those of India.and
now some employers seeing(;their POWER assailed
are*loud in their praises of trade autonomy,'- while
vigorously attacking every effort to widen the
scope of .(organization by the merging of-men re^
gardless of .their .craft distinctions into one union
but ihe decadence of the "pure and simple is becoming as noticeable as industrialism is growing..
Many of the, more farseeing ones are no longer
flirting witli „the craft organizations, because they
recognize they will soon'be like.the dodo and have
now .thrown down the glaive of combat and proclaimed the slogan of the open shop. ."    ■
The Vancouver situation is simply a local emphasis of the above assertions: Perhaps some of
the craft organizations working under unexpired
contracts may be forbidden by tlieir presidents
conformably to constitution to" go out on strike.
The men may do this at the present juncture, but
sooner or later force of circumstances will compel
them either to make drastic changes in .their laws
or else decide that their observance,.is tantamount
to industrial suicide, hence in a struggle where
their very existence is jeopardized, adherence to
formulas will be ignored.. -   - _
These world-wide conflicts should convince,the
most "sceptical and dullest of comprehension .'that
there is a wide diversity of interests between buyers', and sellers, hence the former -will do all they
can to purchase in'the. cheapest market, therefore,
divested of all metaphysical'blarney'about'the inalienable rights .(!) of the individual, in plaiii language the open shop,spells unit bargaining, a most
desirable consummation to be worked for by" the
buyers, on the other hand,,the seller also knowing
there is strength in numbers,- band together, to
obtain for the individual by collective bargaining
the best possible price in wages for his wares.
The buyers of this perishable commodity-*-I_abor
power—feeling themselves.well, entrenched, -confident of success," start out on their open shop cam-'
paign.*    An evidence of this'-deterininatiori is the.
declaration ih Vancouver-by the electrical contra*--
■tors on the' 30th ult.' of the "plan: they, propose -to
adopt hereafter* towards   the ,, electrical   workers.
Thejiirms" who-have agreed to this policy are the
Stanton Electric. Co.,. Cope and Son, Mather, Yuill
an^luo.,jt'I)e^lectric-ConstrbctionlCo.-_R^
C_arill;'S'ims", Cruikshank'and Co./Hill;HofJfmeister.'
Nr-'ESnf'and Co.." An illustration that human-na-
"£"Ui_7d6£. not 'change but its,manifestations do consequent upon the change in its* material interests,
among those mentioned are-men, 'who* when'' "as
workingmen were' sellers ■ df labor "'-power,.' 'Wr.
stepng-Jplievers in the principle of collective bar-
.gaining;.:.(and , regular   dues'''paying"members of
'^heir||bs^|'tive craft organizations.'    They still
■Delieve" in'co-operation by allying, themselves with,
nominal competitors, but decry it.inperfectunison
^•J^^ejjgeltyrs group themselves* together.-."
T^ese skirmishes between* the two contending'paf-
tiespvill bbnti^ue with varying results until the renl.
and only true factors of p'roductipn and distribution
(physical and mental .energy, applied to natural
resources) have■ the conviction, forced*, upon• them
that only by collective ownership can the derived
factor be eliminated. Th]o Wtfrithr'rqyolvition thnt
must ensue beforo this is Accomplished''wjil .ours
.through.tjho varying interAiodiary. .evolutionary pro-,
cossbs with' speed dependent upon the dissemination
of knowledge among those'concerned.1- 'Each succeeding cycle of tho travail of linor niarlis a^nearer
approach to tho delivery io|(tjjo^pro)etfjjriatf'.from
tho bondage of wago slavery; wiih; all, .itBjConcomii
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Editor, District Ledger:— ' J: .
'Dear Sir,—There Is a man making
statements about' my character "which
are false and I will give $10 to Gladstone Local If he*'can prove his words.
If'not; then, as a workingman.who believes in fair play he ought to shut up.
'"''*'■     GEO.  KELLY.
Ont-arlo, will commence his duties at
the Methodist Church on Sunday "next
June ,4th,,holding services both in the
morning and evening." .This"gentleman succeeds Mr. E. L. Best transfair-
•ed to Ktmberly, 19' miles north of
Cranbrook.      ■*.      ■     •     .   ,  •
;' TH E JS Ayi NGSV B AN K.D E PARXM ENT/
offhe^Canadian Bkik of' CommerceIwMrreteive'aepbsits of $i' and
.upwards, on.whwh interest.is.all6wed at current! rates. -There is' m
- Tl&y.m withdrawiqg the whole or iny portion of the. deposit.    Small'
•» deposits are welcomed. -.       7, ,;  ■-.,,.-,    *v.  '       •    ••'-.    ^
*' "   Accounte may be opened in the names of two or more pereons, to be
°Fe5*te,.'! any one ?f th« number br by the survivon '■- A joint account ■
of this kind saves expense in establishing, the ownership of the money
after death, and is especially useful.when a man desires,to provide for
his wife, or for others depending upon him, in the event of his death; '
FERNIE BRANCH"i -V, .-, ,        , , -
• -. .  ... . L. A. S. DACK, Manager.
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x The Coal Creek Football team managed to pull off a draw at Michel last
Saturdays amidst "great excitement, '
Coleman will be.tnVvisitlng team up
here on Saturday. ' The, following, is
the Creek llrie-upi-T, Barnes, goal; P.^>;
Hesketh,' T.! Oakley, ba'cjcs; J. Sweeny,
=Wm. Parnell, Barr,".'halves; Booth,
O. Jolson, Manning, P, Joison, H. Hartwell, fo'rwards.-' fe-t^erVe, J..Mills. Referee, J. Wilson,'Fernie.',   .' •'"'
Turn out'In crowd's land boost for
the home • team."'      7 *
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The board of management of the
C. ..-'_.''and A.'"'^^!!^^ holding
sports etc., .for'the. children residing
_ln_Coa.l_Cfeek_iOn—iCoronation—da*"-
Moire particulars later'.'5-' Subscriptions
for the above will" be-gladly received
t>y the treasurer, .JEtoBt."' Johnstone.
"' Miss.'Hiint, the^* aSblstant postmistress left here last week for a trip to
Strathmore, Alta.        - - ^ .
Distrlbt Board1'Meniber Smith was
down at Micliel a few days this week
on'business.   .' *'*•   ■•** "•
Robt. Spruston- and-;.*-Miss Edith
Wrlghtof Michel were-visiting friends
,up here tills week.,-.' '■< ■ *•.-.•'. - '--y
-, The third supply -of' provisions'were
distributed/out-up hereon Wednesday
Mr, Dave! Paton,-of.-Fornie," was in
The'.peasant; who digs .the earth
performs a kind of labor In appearance
more .modest,- but -just as- necessar*/
useful and meritorious as that of the
the workman who builds a locomotive,
of the mechanical; engineer > who improves it'or'of .the _avai»* who sr lives
to extend the bounds of human.knowledge in his* study or laboratory:
. The,one essential thing is tlmt ell
the members of- society work Just as
in-the Individual" organ fsni all the cells
perform' their dtffareiu functions,
or less modest in appearance. For
example the nerve cells, the bone cells
or the'muscular cells—but ..all biological functions or sorts of labor, equally useful and necessary to the life qf
the' organism - as 7a whole—Enrico
Ferri. *-"7 .   ,   v.   ■     . ■-  *•
Air tights, Coal  Burners, Coal   l{
or Wood Burners, and •
Wood Burners  ?
Ranges aiid Cook Stoves
J. M.   AGNEW & CO., ELKO
IF YOU WANT THE BEST
And  Nothing but the Best in Fresh
a"d   Smoked   Meats, % Fresh    and    ,1
®"??vl*iBd„ F'sh, Dairy Produce, Poultry
Etc.   Etc., go to .:'-;,     ,
THE :;AX{. MARKET  CO;
SAMGRAHAM, Manager
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T
IT
06LOEADO'S   CHEAP   OONVIOTS
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I.
TI« uttered a yell of iipmy, when Ilie iniui at tho
llirnttlo iinnnerl down from bis cr\h nnd nnt*lni*» ivlmt
lind linpponcd shouted to the imprisoned victim:
"It Hcrvew you ripfht, you HPiihl0* then return.
itiR without hiiNto to liin post, rclcnRcd tho man
wIioko hand wiih rendered |inrmiuu<ntly uscIohh hy
the accident. "What was tho mond difference hot-
ween then., two individuals? Wo think il would
m-iiir.* ii tiO-N'-npe with n lot\t m powrfni wi; Iho
•me in h\cY\ Ohhervatory to detect it, it was
merely n dinlinetion—one was dninu directly wli.it
whnt thc other wnn doitijj indirectly—1, c, uidin^
I1T3 Htate of'Colonulo ha8,ciiu'cD,vered tlmt ronds
?can ho liuiVt much cheaper, hy convict''a'-or
thnn'" free" ''workers. Tho'-convit-to'.ira 'drohHiul
in liluirkl :i:id look like ordinary1'work,i{r«'ff.m
which tho oaminl visitor could not.'jliHtinRuish thom
unless porehnnco thoy might asn whole ho. n-little
moro tidily dressed than the:ordinary "froo" mnn
who doos not enjoy tho benefits of-paternalism'nml
is forced to soil IiIb labor powor in competition with
his follows, but may likewise Rot a,few.more cents
thnn tho normnl figure by 'throwing his voto into
tho hoppor whon ho secures his job. Careful figur.
ing shows that 20 per cont is saved, hence it is
highly "moral" that theso men should bo employed
at useful labor and- by so tloing koop thorn from
ovil, incidontally, of course/, saving tlio taxpayers
of tho community a considerable item of expense
as ngninst tho employment of "free" men. Thc
high cost of living is also overcome because by
bityinp; in hirgp fjunutUici on a vrl-.nlc:;:-.lc l,;;:,;*. the
en-it per man h 3P cent.'* a day nnd lie i.s riiporivi. lo
bo furnishod with enough "fuel" to perform the
harder worlc of active labor 'satisfactorily, in fact
in tho penitentiary 12 cents a.dny is the suin spent
io Voen tli"*"* nvd.i'ivv 1)1 v lioov/lfii-Q
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Perish the thought that sueh an "infamous"
state of affairs should bo included in the Reciprocity iirrnngAinnnt if consummated, or thoro will ho
another block in tho wheels of up-to-date progress
iu ft. C. especially as tho introduction of convict
labor in contradistinction to "free" labor would
compel the political pail ies to look eW-whcre for
thoso freoborn individuals whose employment as
road builders is, in mnny cases, dependent upon
their ability to deliver the goodH nt election time.
charge of the ear..'.,;*)-!* •?.*-'„ '■•*' •:•'••*..*
. ..Robt.,Bwing. and B*jil:CauWleld*'afo
now,rusticating in Craribrobk. •-'■ ■ ■■
, -'.Tho' Barnes', 1 Circud -drew*"'qiilto a
crowd d^Creekites.tOi-Fertrie onr'Tues-'
day*!  jy p   1, J-. ■•;v.\.j;,r-i.v     1-     '*..
The', nuiBlcal.' Berylce - given ' in' tho
Mothodlst. Church on Tuooday evening
was yVry>ucb -ouioyt'd :by,Mhe -congre-
'gailon/ The Rev. B.X.;Be9t, .he Into
paBtor.'Jefton Wednesd-ijr. "morning for
Kimjjorjey to. take1 upi.hli new duties.
The. first conccrt.'.glven.*,by'*the' C- C.
Malo Volco .-PhD!r.'.n.-.tho- Club Hall
last"Monday,*pvonlng wa« u^'deoldod
buccobb, evory Itom being.greatly ax?-
predated by a. fuJrly, ijqod attondnnco.
JiW. Jfnb'. Shanks .noted,,a.-flhalrroani
anil In 'a. fow open|n|r .rsiparks* etatod
that thla'choir hnd,,Bta'rtod .Juetffor
the purpose pf .•pivj^enterUilnments
about every two wqokB to.gjyo allttle
eiijoymbrit'to the .women nnd. chlldron
up' ,hor'o.",' "The 'fbliowln^.lB tho: program Qf.tboflfet effort:, Soloctlonfrom
tho Dbliomlnn Girl, ,\(r,   C.  .Pnrcy;
ciipriiii, by'Ch'oIr, In the. Bvonlng by
tho Moonlight;" Clinirma'n's romnr^B;
chorus, by oholr, Co'ipej,Where . the
Wiles' niobm. song, BIJeon, Aroon, ,T.
McMIH'oh;  cotrile Bong,. Thoy Found
Mo, Itobt. Dlllsboro: Hong,, Tollors,. O.
Smith; 'how?, lalnnd bf bream, Robt.
Sntnfibnj doBcrlptlvo Rong, That'B How.
Ho Shows Ills Lovo, W,, It, Puclcoy
(oncoro), song, Just tin You Aro, Dan
Ollvor:  Bong, Anchored, Poroy Hor-
lcoth; chorus, by choir,'Comrades In
Armu.    Bong, Mnry" of Argylb, nobt.
SnmRon: song, Asloop'ln tho.Deop, W.
Illrkott;     comlo non^,' JBncoro Oiw
Polka, W, n. Puckby (ohcoro); duet,
Swoet Adeline, Coo, Smith and Joo
McMllloiii Bong, Tho Aflmlral's I3room,
P. IIoMkoth;   comic song,  The  Ono
Logged Family. Tt, rtllTnlmro <n.\t*arciX •
pianoforte Hkotnh, c, Percy (encorol:
uong, Good Uyo, Bweothonrt, D. Ollvor;
song, Sailor Hoy, .Too MoMIHon; final,
Cod Save' tho King, choir.     Mr,. C.
Poroy, conductor.   The choir doRervnB
ovory    oiicmirngement for providing
Ihouo iriteroptlng concorU,
Mr. W. n. WIIboii pnld a •hort.vlBlt
up horo ln«t flntnrdny aftornoon."   '
Mr, Tiidhopo, who for lho !n«t fow
months hns hnd chnrgo of the 0. Nf.
P, Coal Co, warehouse up hore, movod
to Fomie hint week lo lnko up n similar position with Mr. Qiiall.
Mi*. JI, Rlxm, \h« inannger of tho
Trites-Wood Co. storo up horo Is nwny
on n two works' vnrntlon visiting Win-
iilpeg. I
Mr. Cecil O.-Hnnnnn. from Wnlah 11
Rbilirtg Op*:;;
, ::'*';'_^rtune^<:i''
In' real eBtate*'"i8'"iibti often "a '
•'"--,*■* .-■ t  • ,-   ■.«',,..'ia.  .. 1
matter of luck.    It's a Question ,
of kno'^lodge^a^d,foresight.;.- ,.*...
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..are our_8pecIa)Ity...'We'wlll ap-.1
.praiBO iany, parcel iyou.thtnk 6t '•'
• buylngfor a Bdi. derate, oe. -; But'
you'd' better let'uB 'handie'tW"
wliple .transaction,'.,' Then youilj
. have the.benpfit pf all our,kno*v.-,
ledge .and, exporienoe- in add!-*
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|n|ur^nce^ I_iea_ Estate
Money to iLpan>oirfiiqstcl^sifi|^
• 7 ;ness and Residentiatoroperty ■:.;,
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Tobacconist
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Barber Shop
Baths
Shoe Ghiiic .
Bowling Alleys
Billiards and Pool
Conee and Sandwich
Counter
Hazelwn6d Buttermilk
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Victoria Avenue
FERNIE, B.C.       Phono 34
And wo aro horo with _HJS RBFRIOERATORS,
We »how,thojargo8t':andrbo»t aBBortodin Pornio,
iaoludlDfi; tha. "Oroonliind,•»'•.'Loader/», and tho
.     '{White"l^V^'WWy.t ^ P&m . Ihah' $11.00
td $42,80.  '    ;:•■•       - Y'),---''i"\,'\      '  ,*'"-
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Ice Cream Freezers. 2 to 8 ats!
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Haraware. ■ J.  D,   Q U AI L   Furniture
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.THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B, C./JUNE 3,1911
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♦ .COLEMAN NOTES BY 2_
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Coleman ,vs.' Frank y,      .,.7'
Frank'won the toss-and at once
."-commenced,to press,.which resulted In
.''*. corner: .   After, the goal kick Cole-
. man;secured the ball,and some fine
. -passing followed,. Holmes putting-in a
fine shot from the goal line, which
rmeant first blood "for Coleman.   'Some
"••fine,   play 7wasi   then s. witnessed
\ In mid-field,1 neither side having the
■advantage.    :the back's put/' in some
; grand!long kicks, McQueen being the
-star. *  To show the advantage that
Coleman had me might mention "that
."McDonald never handled 'the ball in
,.' the first half, apd only twice, In'the
•second,/ Roughead, Hunter arid.Pras-
•er certainly played a fine game. Ther©
was also a great improvement, iri the
forward! line. 7 J.n_fn&, though." fleet
of foot*.'-is weak in the shooting'part,'
', ..BarneSj'and Klllock played a*fine com-
'   'binatlon, game:--"•,-Prank'* have to"_e
•thankful, for'a good .'back, for had.lt
* not been for him the'score would have
"been 6 goals, * as xthe" goalkeeper was
■   Hoo anxious to be in, the forward'line.
..*   It would be better if the referee, re-
-   membefed that his decision ls final,
. -not the;,bystanders.     Qomments were
- ,.. fast and'furious  on the. field.   The
-game finIsli€d-M3oIeman,  1;    Prank,
1 'niI*.   *.  . y  -,,      • .   ' "
, The Coronation Sports promise' to
''■* ..e'a great 'hit as the committee are
...working like-slaves—which will,   do
"tliem" good.     ■.-•**   7"      7    7,7-
7   The Eagles dance was.a huge-suc-
cess last Friday,.a.large' numtier.of
-' -patrons asked If it could be continued
■,■■- weekly instead, of. fortnightly, which
, -was granted. .    .-*.,.   -.-. ,7■-.*." *-.. \-
The bridge 'arid road in Fourth St.
ls now completed, making af great irii-
■proyement- ',*"_,, „ ,, ". .
_ , .*   It is reported that the Colenian min-
.    er has ceased to exist owing\£b slack
' -time.. (Alas, too true!),.,     7 -   _ ,-**
. Owing, to thoy increase of • business
.   "the Eastern' Township Bank.have.e*.
;,   tended .their- premises by0 adding Jone
,   -more robm: '!.'. E/Disney_;hWthe" contract.'.'   'y'\ yy.J   '['.      y y J    ;
i '7. Goodeye Hardware Store have open-
7'^ ■ed, their,'new, premises'...       ,'_.-•■'■'_".'
\? ■'-Mrs.-.W: Graham ;has. returnedHto
**^rth"e""lakes'TTavlng "spent,a' good, time
'"'"with"her'did friends. ", •        ; , *  ..*
n:„ 1   -Ike ThBma'B^Is.nbJKrout-offthe hpfl_
'' ■.. pltal,,, the bulled- lias, not been "taken
J'-out owing,to 'the-fact.that no, .JC.rayfc
, {"being""procurable. X .-H-^reptirtfji ".hat
several very, enjoyable days .there. _,
- "Visitors' from Fernie* Saturday, and
Sunday:'Mr..'arids' Mrs. Sam Rouleau
and Mrs. Lake. ,'',■'['     ,    V-* • - ',,
Mr./James Falkner and, Miss^^c-
LaughUti drove-over from .Fernie Sunday''last and were the. guests of-Mr.
Sam Hartley. '-■*,'*-". -,.-. '- '
Mr.', arid _ Mrs. Oleson and Mr, Armstrong of West Pernie spent Sunday
at camp No. 3.  7,   , -     *'' -   _-*
. Mr. and Mrs.-Fred G. Waters spent
several days,In Pincher Creek last
week visiting friends. .', **-,..*.
7 Mrs. Musgrove met with a peculiar
and .painful accident Thursday week.
While playing with her son Harold she
had the misfortune to break a finger.
The •Bocial,.held in the, Oddfellows'
Hall"'on•'Friday* iast'by the ladies.of
the Presbyterian' Church was - a complete success' in every way—socially;
financially arid numerically;
Twelve children- of the Catholic
Church '* received *. First" Communion
Sunday last'wheri a-very, impressive
sermon■ suitable to the'occasion..was
preached.1 The holy edifice was beautifully-.decorated *.w,lth flowers-, arid
evergreens arid the sweet faces of the
communicants wearing white veils and.
wreath crowns' made a .picture that
made a .picture
will be long remembered by.those present. An unfortunate accident happened, but'*fortunately lt was not attended : with .very .serious results, although" it was decidedly painful ■ for
tlie little; victim!n One" of,, the girls
while holding "a candle allowed the
flame to ^come too close-to her veil
arid in a flash the flimsy material
caught fire,- scorching .he child's "face
and, singeing her hair. We are pleased to state that the .burns were only
superficial. "* '7 . ;. ';,. .'•.....,.*,
- 'MrJ.Moran has returned'from'In ver-
riiere and once again taken up,his duties" at the' Pacific Hotel. ,, ,
; Mr.-Adolphe Cyr; of. Pincher Creek,
brought in a,large'.bunch, of horses
last week to be'used at'the Elk Lumber Company at-their cainp.-'. "       "
Mr.-Frank Owenfeft for Lille, Alta.,
a fevf, days ago to attend to" matters
of-a'prlvate character, whiclj we Hope,
may be'satisfactbriry adjusted" and the
suspense, ended . 7 / * " ,f- '/.', y', -,
*■* Misses. Boome and Ritchie made -"a
WsIpes.V.trlp.i.tO.J'errile Monday.,. -.
»_iI-,Rol!-rtsrthe-Vl6>y:■■ineumbent-o^-he,
Methodist Chucti, - arrivedl on" Sundai;/
tcutake up;his^ station here vlce-Mr,
"JEf»V, wholhas heeri. Called Ho Creatoii.'
Mr. B. F.. Lester, our former local
ne-^spaperipanJ~±dropped f\i\t6j ftown
'•Tuesd'ay arid^was .warmly greeted by,
he has no;palri. nor__doas-he-.feelmny**hlr*ifna'nyl''frle"iias whoJall^ wish him.
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'♦.:'. a ■:' MICHEL NEWS-- v -♦
♦ -f- By "krimea'.'" ;       .-.-    ♦
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.;. On' Saturday "last .Michel* Football
Club played their second league match
when Coal Creek were .the, visitors.
The 1 fixture was an ' attractive' one.
and this, together with' the fact that
keen rivalry has been established between the clubs,.,,was the means of
drawing a large-crowd to witness the
game;. ,     ,
Michel were wi£hout the services of
tho'Rev, George'Millett, their crack
centre, T. Jackson, taking up the position, i. -. _■!■•..   .-..,. ■'..
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Mlchel—J Raynor, goal; Sam Morris
and H, Evans, backs;'Jack Ferguson
(capt), W. Jenkins, J, Watson, halfbacks;'Tom McGovern, F. Beddington,
Tom Jackson, Harry Brown, S. Weaver, ' forwards. ,"    .-*•-■ .•  .,
• Coal Creek—T, Barnes (capt.), goal;
T.''Oakley, Percy Hesketh,' back's*7.I.
Sweeny/ W. Parnell, J; Ban*, halfbacks; Booth. 0. Jolson, : Ashcroft,
Pete Joison, Hartwell, forwards.*-    ••
-  Referee:-James Wilson, Fernie.
* Michel won the toss. Ashcroft kicked off tpwards .New Town and suon
had the forwards In motion, Hartwell
receiving, but* was not allowed to go
far, Ferguson soon had the measure of
hls.'man<'and sent along to Sam Weav
er7the latter dashed in and,scored-, a
fine goal, but was ruled off-side. Aft^r
this"'Michel'team, kept up'the a.tack
strongly, but Barnes, the visitor's cus
todian, "was safe. Coal Creek were
kept busy defending for the best part
of the first half, but the attempts of
•the Michel forwards were like a child
trying to break'into a burglar-proof
safe! Only once were they like scoring,, and that) was when Jim: Watson,
the left half, sent in a long drive which
hit th'e. cross. bar, and from the'rebound iJackson/shot. wide., ,- From the
goal' kick Coal Creek forwards got
away on the left for the first time
after ".O^minutes' play, Pefe'';Jolson
finding tlie net,-"it,."^as.*a*s<jft.point.
a gentle kiclt-'phlyb'eing needed ;to put.
the baH Itf'a* gaping, net,which "Raynor
whose mistakei it 'was, liad-left In-.an
attempt -to'* 'grttKer-, a^i*^Q__from_H8rt-_
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thing the matter.: ^.W^hoperlie.wilt
' remain bo! '
•'■ Coleman Journey to Bellevue on Saturday, kick off 4j.p.m'.:. The Loepf.
leaves 11.30; return 6.30 Bellevue---
lots of tlmo to see a good game as
Bellevue Intend to win, so does Colo
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. we iiope It-, will also draw a'' c?bwl_l
to see tho tussle,
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HOSMER NOTES.
By "KrltlM*; . .
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BUCCefss In h!s;hew field'of activity In
Alberta's captal city..
. Mffrj*. DU*iil_ai*'ti;aunt, Miss Dyson ar-
.jIvp*."froh»',%Blajid on Saturday on a
'Visit ti her-'iilece:*i. a * 7
So large a number were anxious, to
<\ftend Barnes' 'Circus in ^Fernie, on
After the program, which had," been
thoroughly -enjoyed by".everyone,^tbe
President, Mr. J.-MarsH; ori behalf of
Aerie No'. 1864, presented Mr.!',G. B.
Steadman with-a Past--Worthy Presidents Jewel.. The President In making the gift said that it gave1 him much
pleasure in doing so, * knowing that
it carried with It the good wishes and
esteem of every member of the _©rie.
Mr.. Steadman, in reply, said that be'
thanked them * all for their kindness
and appreciated the .manner and pre-
present made him. While in "office
he had only'tried to. do what every
good Eagle' should' do, • that was to
attend- meetings regularly. He regretted very, much that there P were
those who Joined,solely.for the benefits derived from the order, this was
not right, it was up to every member to
attend meetings arid make the order a
success. ._'■'•      ' -;
After having sung, For He's a Jolly
Good Fellow,, one of the most enjoyable evenings, ever spent came "to a
close.  ' •   ' y' . • j, , **.     -.'■*■
District President. Wm. Powell juid
International Board Member M. Pin-
i   - ,
cell, and Wm. Diamond, addressed a
large^ and attentive meeting of Michel
slaves on Monday afternoon, the 29th.
The result was that after hearing tbe
above gentleman,1 a more determined
spirit prevails amongst, them.,..
A hard *time ball'.and supper-was
held in Lockhart's Hall, on Monday
night, there, being. 60 couples, present.
Music" was provided by Messr3. Al-
mondi Littler, arid Bastain. > Thanks
are;due',to those who gave their Rid
In the,making of so .enjoyable a (Ime,
also to Mr. Joe Hallsall, better known
as "Cigarette Joe," for' being the instigator thereof. ;y -
We are sorry to learn that Wm. Ridley had to shoot his famous bitch Nell.
It had been ruir.qver In such a manner as to iriake recovery impossible./
Mark, Branch", J. -Graham and Toni
Martlri 'are visitors here from Coal
Creek.   *,    .'-*"•' , "'
We learn that the reason why,Geo.
Millettjdld' not'play for 'Michel against
Coal Creek was that lie'was attending
a .birthday' party -*v"-'•*'' T■,"'—- '-**•
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CORBIN NOTES
By "Sweet 16."-
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, WJndy Williams, of Michel .has turned up ln Corbin in his new role of
Fire Warden.'
Nota' bene—The B. C. Government
always rewards Its faithful supporters.
-LowIb   Stockett, President   of   the
Western Coal Operators' Association,
visited Corbin this week.
sion at Bolton, England, 26th of Dec.
1910, arid his father died the same day!
Yours very truly
-  .    • CHAS. MARTIN,
Pres. Local No! 201
*-  Brazil, Iowa.
well. -; Michel" tried • had, to" ■ equalize,
biit could, not get passed Barnes; who
•*was'| seen at his. best,\lJetween;" the
sticks. *:_   *,     *    "*      7;' 7 £-.
Half-t'lriie—Coal Creek! 1; 'TMlchel, V*.,\V.--*■ ■
IlIL   "     "j     y~.      ' " .''...Uf.lm;
-.-Michel set to work In real earnest
on-4he.restart, and a fihot CromlBod*
BarnW^'Before'toal
. of Nat" Evans, 'cf
Corbin;! < If Nat's" parties are like'
theylused,to"be,it rls"quite possible
that; George >on't be'a^ble jo7pj__-)___ifii
■SnsT*Franfc oriHthe 10th,
Look,out
Nat, or, the-club will, descend on you,
"Happy, returns!" !./ ,,'
ETC  H
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Are Socialists Sufficiently Criminal?
man.  * The* "lasf-game was' ai"draw^ Tuesday, fh'at-tho Sralii'. did, riot waft
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Mrs. Mu(.*rovo, accompanied by. her
sons, Jack qnd Edward, left on Monday for Portland, Oregon, ,ifv|iprotftb'oy
will spend two mon'ths' yiBltlngkM'rjs.
Musgroyo'-a liother, Mrs. Stone.' Thoy
will be In time to witness ono of the-.
West's greatest exhibitions, tbo Rose
Carnival, which takes placo on Monday; Juno 3rd. * ■ ' *'; ■""« ' ; *
Mons,. Sovorlux klllod a silver -tip
she'bear and'tcaptured..ho/ tlire^B cutis
ou. Friday last and dlspbsod of two of
thom for a good figure to*tho AI, O'1
Bariios Circus	
Saturday visitors to Fornio won Mrs
Sponcor and 8nrnh, Mrs: Col6"and MIbb
Mogrogor.     I
Jorry Shnnalian visited ,llio oily by
Itho lako—Nolson—last wook and apont'
lori'ij eaiough to allow them to board It
and some, we believe, wore disappointed.,. 'There wore,nearly';.U}0 tickets
MdH''*- '■ -v<-1  V '   <^'
, ,.Mr..and;;MrBCvWater8,* accompanied
by their children, are stayingvnt .tho.
.N*'fia,*W _$' Fernio'■'in' order to on Joy
the many gaieties that the'th'6"*feftturo
of enjoyment this fwe-9k.
'-Mf.'-Snih-'Snell' Is "taking a well-
yarned vacation visiting tho sights "of
oreson,*nd we uri'dorstiind hna'ntr^ady
b-ten-'swn-'ln'conversation with tho
Mayor of that thrjvlngburg, loading
(q "the fluppMltloh .hat fa'-i* possibly
thlfiklngof' purchasing town lots,
UMo Loulo, Jarvis Is Very much lm--
rovon,
V| _,f>o"WniotiB'water'monngoflo'has ro-
oontly added a huge spoclraerTot wis-
conjln.'Sj a^iTib-ollo nn!mal-rth«' badger
yihii ti pair ofbltio goose. ..., ' ,.
HfW,'-' Jamos "Mailison, slstor of Mr.
Larson .arrlvod .from • England * aftor
a very dlsagreeablo oxporlonco owing
(o hor -phlld having contracted moa'sles
niid compelled hor to b<a' quarantined
• for .wo w.wkB In. Quolioo;
dlngton tested
Creek could get clear, tbey were again
called up'dn to defend?'!'-r'rowri'putting a dropping shot.ln, and Barnes, in
trying to .'clearlit, slipped and fell;
Jackson' dashed'*' be'tweeri; the backs,
beaded into the net arid equalized amid
■Wild enthusiasm. 4, The Creek,* after
this got' away on' tlie 'left, but Hartwell shot'^ldo:- : from the goal* kick
Brown received and"gavo a fine onert*'
Ing to Ja'dkBon,-who;found llie'.net
again, only, to .bo>tpulled up.jCpr.pff.
sJdoB.-i-aud1 tho   free!kick gavo,the
Creok boys', relief.^ !Ashcroft' and O.
Jolsim ci|mo Into' prominence ,'wlth a
dellglitfut.urst-.that troubled'the home
defence aid; a cornor was forcod* Hart-
xr/61] took^tlie kick and placed It right
across thp;gbal mouth, Raynor-putting
it ovor the-bar-glvlng; thon another
cornor, thisjtlme Mooro.got U-safely
nwny, and' 6neo m6ro tho homostorB
took up tlio ^aggressive.;,. Beddington
ihot, hlttfhg, tho''crdBB*bar, arid from
tho robound Jauksori oh'co'rabre found
.tho,not,1 giving Mlchol tho'iIeAd.' Tho
Mlchol half-backs woro .playing a fin®
game' AM K looked, iiko Mlchol would
koop-tho lerii*. thoy had obtained, but
a,few minutes from tlmo II. Evans
through ii rftliklck let Hoith In on tho
right, wing,' jtho latter contorlng tho
bnll'} Raynor running out pf his goal
nnd trying to-got, Ih* ball'away when
two.of th^dbfond-erti wor«-ready to
clonr, and tho'vlflltor'B loft wing clunh*
od In and shot Into nn opon goal, equal*
Ulng.ln lho last mlnuto.'
' Final BCoro-rMlchol, 2. Coal Creole.
Tho F. O. B. gnvo a banquet at tho
Oroat Northorn Hotel last Thursday
night In honor of Mr. O. n. Slendman
Past Worthy 1'renldrnt.   Ahnufc flf'y
memb.irs 'K-nig j-rmont to onv Mn-li
rospeots lo lho piieit.    Aftnr Iwitlro
had boon dono1 to an oxcollont repast
which h»d boon provldod for by Mr.
nnd Mrs. Alox. McCool, tho following
toast list was satisfactorily rondnroil;
"Tlio guest of Uto evening" was proposed by Iho chnlrman,- nnd hoarlllv
wiponded to by nil.    Then camo tho
.0A*t "lo our tiottt and HostoHs" which
Judging by tho way It was respondod
io showed thai every one appreciated
lho way In which thoy had catered to
tho wnnta of thoso present.    The foi*
toftuig musical program wns then gone
through I ;.'
Song, W, Ridley, In the Bhadow of the
Pines; song, J, Harnes, On tho Road
of Life; song,' J. Oakley, Firemen's
Dream; song J. Masiottl, Kalian tong;
nnn*:. T, Pflrsons.-WotU You Ruy My
Pretty Flowers; speech, 8ld Bert. Why
» nm nn Eagle; aou«, W. Havumi*,
Therfs* Nothing Too Good for the
Irish: song, Alex, Almond, Don't -'o
Down lho Mlno, Daddy, song, Mnn
How-croft, Will Voii Como to Canndn;
Mr. Davey Goldstein, our only escaped Socialist, has been in these parts
agairig shocking, his. unsophisticated
ready hearers with a recital of,the personal shortcomings,, of -the' Socialists.
He has managed ..to round.-up about a'
score of what he, believes ito bo transgressions committed by these Socialists, and;" ho •.thunder*Cth-trftJ forth'-as'
horrible examples of.what Socialists
are, and jas warnings to his hoarers
as. to wjint,. tbey, may,-expect from
Socialists,*  In   an   organization   the
slzo of tlje .Socialist party," nnd with
the largo inumbor of ..voters and sympathisers the pnrty has,-it "Is* rather a-
slin-fvllst pa vory has scrapdd togothor,
but being pne.of.tbo pure persons'hlm*
self to whom.,all things not. financially contributory, to.hlmaro Impure,'he"
unhesitatingly casts not'onty'the first
stone, but;he has. roady, tt littlo-pile
pf,„othor stones to caat., '.'-j-i ■' "■'■    ■
The lynit-oyed Dovery :haA' deloc^ed
a tdw spots he consldcrfl reprehensible
arid ho magnifies, thoro, and points to
them.with,ludox finger trombllng fn
horror.     But for all hl's'.(.lllrfgrioBB
ho haos onl yao fow ca.os! "Out   of
tho tons of thousands of Socialists
ho  has  only a few cases,' Out  of
fitted his plan of shocking his fellow
religionists.'     Actually    considering
his list and oven accepting his distortions and exaggerations, the'only
possible' conclusion Is that Socialists
aro a dreadfully commonplace lot of In
dlvldiinlB nnd so law-abiding tliat It la
only a dull case that can' be mndo
ngalnst thom,
Davory Is bolng oxplollod by, or Is
exploiting--for ho knows how to mnko
money out of his rlght-cous Indignation—a Gorman Cathollo orgnnltatlon.
Tho members evidently approve of
his mothods, or else they find Ihem
profitable. However, If his mnthodH
aro right ,lt Is easy to' turn thorn'on
(he Catholic Church, and through tho
sins and tho crimes of pomons who
nro or claim to be members of tho
■".•j""".'..,  1_;-;-,^   ;.   ...,u;«.iiu.u   i«iiik«U0.ll
fli-.nlT.Rt It, Tint •whnt n Ju*"*l Ihwo
would ho If tiny orRonUnllon should
pursue this method! 8uppo*w the
following Items, from tout wr-ok* nows,
wero handled In the wny Dnvery om*
nXtiv* >
,'Magistrate Tlghe. well known Catholic, commlti1 suicide."
"Dan O'Reilly, woll known Catholic
Iswyer found millly of receiving stolon
property and of being the fonfederoto
of thieves.
"Frank Hcldmsnn, well known Oer-
man Csthollc, «ccufed for thr-* sfr<*»-
rlous mtirdfr of s littlo girl.
Any such method would ba consider-
et) so ■Ut-.tar-Dj' that It would arouse
ifftn*>rBl rpprobntfon.—.V. V. Call.
Vet It  is pre-rlwly what  lUwy
yulte a few of the boys have been
out bear hunting-during the past week
and although Mr. James Ryan, of the
Flathead Trading Co., reports a roaring trade In ammunition, we have seen
no bear meat so far. What's the use
of havng a Big Ga'rae club here anyway.
Mr. Cumjpings, Provincial Surveyor,
accompanied .by that famous hunter
George Lucks., left for- the Flathead
on Wednesday morning. . ' Judging by
the amount of ammunition George carried the strikers should be well supplied with bear meat when he returns.
We don't, think.     . *
Nat Evans celebrated his birthday
last Friday by giving a pink tea. The
host was tastefully attired in a brown
shirt and .blue pants and' a delicate
navy silk round,his swan' like neclc-
Hobo Jones amd Jack Twigg assisted
in ,pouring the tea. - A very pleasant
little time was had; and,the exhilarating effects of the tea was manifest in
the countenances of the guests.
, Dick Jones has returned greatly improved in health by his sojourn st
Blairmore Sanatorium.
,',The coal company are .doing quite
a lot, of prospecting around their new
seam with a view to getting the steam
shovels started<>at an early date.
A-supper,and dance was"'glveii bv
Mr.- James Wade last Saturday niijht
on the occasion of his'leaving to'-tafco
up a position at Arrowhead. Jim will
be greatly missed on account of h'.3
genial disposition, and we hope he will
find more scope In his new sphere for.
his. undoubted, executive ability. Mr.
Paxton, ^*om Hillcrest, is now„cutting
the, pork, chops.."  .  , ■•"'  , ..*.  .     ___
"*%e boys are taking advantage of
the idle time to clear a piece of land
,, *.i *,     , ■ , -*»
for recreation purposes...- The Coal
company granted the..'land and kindly
gave-, them...the use of two-teams of
horses to assist In*.the,^work:; ..If
things go all right we-.will goon .'have
both a baseball and a .football club
here.        ' .,
! Billy, oii'glit. to make some headway
now that he has a clear field, ,l Go In
and wln7BIlly.   . -,- j *.-.', .
'Twas a Famous victory *
•■ How have the mighty fallen; tell'lt
not In Spokane; publish* It not'ln the
New York press lest the All American
Baseball team of Corbin take, to. the
tall timbors. '■''••
A, baseball match was played here
on Tuesday night between the British
and Amoricans, * In- which tho Americans were beaten to, a finish by a
seo***© 19-—14. ., Tho' only redeeming
feat'uros of the' American's play wan
tho'excellent catching by Tony-Piilloto
and tlio almost superhuman" outfield
work .and base running performed by
J,!.R.,II111. Timed by, 3 stop-watches,
Mr. HIII covered tho .distanco between
2nd!,and 3rd, baso In l.*™ jncreijlblo
tlmo of 2? 3*4 seconds or one yard
inside even time. Jlm -Ryan, tho American captain, has serious Intentions
of.Importing a fow of tho Chicago
White Sox to even up matters.,     ,, (
CONCRETEBLOCK
COTTAGES
Chimney   Blocks
4' in. SEWER PIPES
GENERAL CONCRETE WORK
Get Our Prices
Hotel
Wm. Murr
Prop.
T. W. Davies
UNDERTAKER
and
EMBALMER
Coleman,
Alfa.
,   "HAVE A GLASS'
"If will do you good, and besides It
isn't always you're Invited to test a
superior brand like this.'
There's no gainsaying but what the
SUPERIOR WINE'
sold here is a. genuine builder up of
the system. Claret punches or sherry
cobblers made from wine sold here are
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simply irreslstable1(. For all kinds of
wine buy from'us/ j(-.!f-*j_ i   ,!','
THE POLLOCK WINE,COMPANY
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Pellatt    Ave.    North
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When You Ws_tpr,IU"*  _°*>.
- , waiagood print
ing.    That's tie kin-.i* *vo<io,-aad i-t t|j»»
■right-pra-es^rGT^rTiJoTiomo printer t& ,
name chance "you wou!U iu>L for the boms
merchant—trade at home.
grace that attach to tbo organization
that'hlrps lilm to do lt aro so do-pp, ho
blaclj. that they actually amount to'
p'romocirtnto'd, wholesale bearing of
faiso wltiiosB against thoir neighbors,
Tho attention of tho Catholic papers
nnd the Catholic priests Is thoroforo
directed to this mattor, Tliey have
boon loud In thoir protuHts against tho
oscapod nun and reformed priest, Yet'
without hesitation thoy use theso!
samo methods. It Ib oqulvnlont to
sotting tho sonl of approval on the use
of polHonod wenpons,
Thon that Intelligence which lho
church Is supposed to posuouH Is decidedly brought Into question on considering the absurdity of tho chnrKes
brought by Dnvory, If evor n gold
brick wns sold nnd resold to a gulllblo
public It In In this Instance. When
tho totnl of his charges Is found, (.Iiohh
who hnvo listened would actually be
^.t-L.'t "j <"«-* LU'1-.iuniwii mat (ho Ho*
rlftllMr ttiii:'! be J) ciwi'd ul t,t,llUt> i(
with their mirnbom, a willing and un*
Bcmploiis mnn cannot find any more
InRtnnrrs nf nliortromlngB, With nil
their oxporlonco In human depravity,
■".•■"..'j* il. * f.'.**.^* *~v^ii» bx. Hri|ir<**«*
cd by the nif>s«rcnen of the tnto
Davory has to relate.
Soclnllsts do not scorn nearly crlm-
Innl enough to suit their neighbors.
That Is the rcanon charges havo to !*_•
Invented awlnnf tli<»m.
ers
New Michel
& Blairmore
Grand Theatre. Fernie
Fernie's Popular Play House
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jMrag, 3. Morris, fling Down Ibe CurjOoMairih In doing.     It (» nr-vtmMv
Ininjrnmlf sonc, -T. Bavnt*. H..»kl.iKjt.i-*"ow*h sn-'t methods Hint ho makes
Me Up and Down. la fat llvlne.     The nhntno nnd ills-
A High Class Program of
Pictures Tonight
INrOHMATlON WANTED
Anyon-p knowlnc the *'h-*r-*>at»out«of
on* John Friifpr. who left his homo In!
Wlrnn, Knclnml. ahont -Mght years n'io I
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PAGE SIX
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C, JUNE 3,1911.
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■" .*. A wagon load of Black Magic" rum-
'., bles slowly along and   unimaginative
. passers-by do not even turn their heads
They would' see in it merely a load
of coals as if that lessened the won-
, -der of the fact that each lump contains a force potent enough, if released, to raise, its weight    a "sheer two
-thousand miles above the earth's surface against the pull of gravitation.
,Or to put it in another way, a lump
of one pound, smalled than.a man's
fist, would equal the full day's work
of a heavy draught horse, or would do
as.much work in one minute as could
twenty-six   hundred  strong   men,  or
would move a heavy train of eight cars
Including sleepers a distance, of 880
feet.
Even as it is, the trolley cars are
whizzing past with their tons of hu-
' man   freight.' and,   tracing , back   the
■   power which propels them, it is found
at last   in the lumps of coal burning
beneath the boilers of the power house.
•   The electric lights begin  to twinkle
and each -successive globe or bulb tells
its individual tale of similar lumps. So
do the gas lights, although the process
is,.dissimlar.  while, the  heat!  of  the
radiators and the speed of the elevators' lie also in that wagokload.
Nor is this half the story.     The dinner anticipated by each, of tlie busy
passers-by is now cooking upon stoves
which fejed from such a- wagon..their
' clothes were woven upon power looms
.-   dependent iiponlt.".    The*--very coins in
their pockets through it were smelted
.'    and stamped.   'While by far the great-
' "er part of all the objects about them
were possible by it.     It is hardly too
'    much, therefore, to say that comfort
prosperity, material'civilization and, in
a sense life itself are locked up withn
that wagon-loa'd, as witness the pub-
which.  go  into  his  fire" come  away
again in the shape bf ashes and clinkers, but this occasions no surprise.   It
also" wa santicipated. * t It needs must
be. However, commercial science now
steps In with a contradiction of this
statement.     It does not need to be in
any such proportions^ have hitherto
obtained, unless the'buyer pays.the
lower price of an inferior grade.   How
is he to discriminate?'  ' Not by the
appearance for even an  expert, can
Judge very little by eye alone. . Here
are two specimens of, common anthracite differing little In   looks, and yet
one of them contains'forty-one per cent
of ash and the other but nine per
cent—to  state an  extreme case.   In
other words' the latter contains 1820
pounds of combustible fuel to every
ton and the former but 1180 pounds
Here then 'are two grades sold at the
same price, looking substantially alike,
yet ono of them exceeding the other in'
full value by more than fifty per cent.
Furthermore,' the poorer coal produces
four and one-half times the bulk, in
ashes of the better, meaning. corresponding trouble and expense In handling, together with greater wear upon
the fire-grate aiid a more    frequent
stoking of'the fire.     To say that a
consumer . must pay the same price
for both grades seems almost as absurd as for him to;pay a uniform price
per acre for land without reference to
its location or character, and yet while
tho example cited is extreme, it and irs
lesser Variations  are the every, day
facts of the ocal' trade..   How 'then
is lie to discriminate?     By scientific
tests.    - Samples are taken from various parts of the coal pile, heaped together, mixed and "quartered,' i.e., separated in four divisions by a shovel
drawn in one direction and then a cross
direction.     One   of these quarters - is
* lie dismay which attended the progress
of 'the great, coal fjtriker-=~
But now comes a curious fact.17 This
substance of infinite importance, affecting the daily life .of every man,
woman'and,child in the United,States,
is bought with less intelligence by its
consumers than is almost any other
commodity of commerce. Can a man
be 'imagined buying stocks without ,in-
• quiring what the stocks represent, or
'a housekeeper ordering a basketful of
groceries and not seeking to learn the
"Dw '
again mixed and again quartered until
•nil—sjuhic-i
.ontentSTor  _ ng-nasKC-cr
thlng'ratlier like this takes, place when j
the average,buyer exchanges his cash]
for-a.ton of-coal.     Coal is coal he
thinks—and sometimes it isn't!
Ten or twelve years ago the government commenced to investigate facts
which had long been known to' science
and soon dry chemical formulas, translated into the popular language of dollars ancl cents took on new life and Interest. The government accordingly
ceased buying coal as conl nnd begun
.to"-buy it as heat, Next some concerns In -Baltimore followed suit and
from ths-? tho Idea spread to certain
largo consumers In New York, Chicago
and other cities. "But ideas spread
•slowly against lilimnn Inertia.'Chicago
has Indeed npplled.t to a largo'proportion of her pints.' but other cities
nrd more.buckward and the,indlvldunl
householder has not ln gonornl ovon
honrd of such a thing. Buying coal
as'heat; means buying conl upon analysis which la nn utterly foreign
thought to nlnoty-nlno out of a hundred citizens, nnd yet    it    probably
a small but representative sample of
the entire pile is secured, which is
'thereupon thoroughly pulverized.
In' this condition u quart jar full of
black flour whicli may stand'for many
tons of coal, passes beneath, the determining fingers of scietu-e. First a
carefully measured portion, is placed in
a small crucible over a powerful^ l-'un-
sen flame ancj, is 'speedily', reduced to
a pinch* of ash,, pearl gray, golden
l)ro__vn__canary yellow.', terra-cotta. or
.The difference ^between* a successful
business and an unsuccessful business
may often lie* in the coal bill and a
manufacturer who has studied the problems of. labor, of improved machinery
office systems,, etc., often partially realizes this to the* extent of experimenting with various combustion; devices,
without attacking the still more' vital
question of the coal itself.   -
'• Mr.'W. S, Gould, New York, a leading authority on the subject, in conversation with the writer cited the instance of one large plant which decided
to' secure a laboratory test of Its fuel
and discovered thaWt ran as high as
forty-one per cent of incombustlbles.
Complaint was made to the dealer, who
repeated the complaint to the mine operator and the result,was seen In the
next shipment, tested, tho proportion
of ash being reduced to,fifteen per
cent, at which point It has been',kept
by frequent tests ever since.     As tbe
plant in question consumes" about 70.-
000 tons a year ,such a7 saving     of
twenty-six per cent. in" fuel value ho!s
been equal to a total of 1S.200 tons,
which at $2.50 a ton* would amount
to $45,000. '  7   ..   ! * '-*.
"■ A saving of $45,000 in a single year
in a single commodity, is hardly negligible in any plant. . The' delinquency in this case was' an exceptional
o_\e.. but it is claimed tint any consumer should be able to save at Jeast
len per cent on the commercial run oi
(.•'.al when purchased upon the .heat
basis. ,'-. .
'The need for such remedy is partly
chargeable to the caipj'.ssues.-. on the
part of the operator nnd dealer which
the-.unsuspecting .credulity of the purchaser is apt to encourage, and partly
to  a deliberate purpose  to  take  an
extra profit. Coal men not uncommonly  work',in   from  ten   per  cent     to
twenty per cent of slate and one of
them*,naively entered the claim that
fourteen !per cent was allowable.   Had
his customer paid fourteen per cent pf
the coal- bill witli -counterfeit money
his   view' of   privilege  plight'   have
changed,'"for slate is not an inherent
part of coal ash and many be mechanically separated, at. the mine.     Moreover, - it' clogs the combustion . and
causes' clinkers  wliich  often 'contain
large lumps of 'iincohsumed carbon at
their centres.   Occasionally there are
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any of the delicate Inter shades -which
speak to the experienced eye of the
varying conditions atteiuUu .*U-e evolution of coal beds from tli3 vegetation
of an infinitely remote period.,
The a'sh-ebntont thus determined in
quantity and character,'it is carefully
tabulated, Indexed nnd fi-jlfl away In a
cabinet for future comparison with other coal from the same source. , Meanwhile the calorlmetor conies into use.
It is not. sufficient to learn the degree
pf Incombustible material 91* nsh for
the positive heating ability of the combustible portion Is" a still mon vital
point, together with tho detection of
sulphur or other Impurities,
These two facts made matters of record the secret of tlio coal pile ls read,
no very .complicated mattor scientifically considered, althouRli ono requiring experience, equipment and exquisite enro, for a small error multiplied
by tons soon becomcB.11 serious matter.
It is, of course, Inevitable that thore
should bo n cortnln percentage of ash
duo to the conditions existing In tho
wants but popular education upon tlio formation of tho coal boils. It Is also
subject for public opinion tq brjng to i,0 oxpoctod Unit this, porcontngo
about "puro fuel' loglslntlon ns wns! should vary mntoVlally' In different
rocontly tho case In the "puro food" veins, but It Is highly 'Illogical and ab*
law,
lint to return to tho wngon nnd Its
surdly bad buslnonB for tbo consumer
to pay ns much foi' tho poor grade ns
contents-—tho nvorngo buypr, ' hoping, for tho cholc.. Conl In to-dny as nl-
that tho denier mny not have shortened' rendy stntod, part of the production
tho weight moro thnn tho nntlclpntod'i-oHt net only of food, hont, light nnd
olght to ten per cent, pays IiIh , bill, transportation, but alsoof most iniiini'
with'cliarncterlstlc meoUnoHS. • Ilo re* -facturod articles. Chonpor conl monns
nllarB that much oftho hulk nnd weight, chonpor living nt, a hundred  points,
1 -
suUmltecTg rea ."gray-cnn Kers-rese m idling pig 'iron wliich upon being
broken open pbrve to !be little more
than onbiirnod *-coal covered with a
hard glaze from improper combuiiti-m.
Such trickery often results in a much
g.-enter loss of hfat to the coii.sii'.'.er
than merely the proportion of adulterant, to say nothing of the harmful effect upon the .urn-tie, and the added
lubor of stokin.!. nnd ash handling".
With scientific scrutiny of the fuel
purchases lt. Is p'robabla that Uie coal
trade would be,.inspired with the conception of nonesty as th-j.best policy
quite as strikingly ,ns have, the food
packers since recent legislation upon
the subjecti '■
In man$* instances too, their own
moro immediate Interests  would "be
conserved for they are by no means
to ho classed swooplngly ns dishonest.
Ono recent incident will illustrate,   A
donler supplied upon strict specification a certain coal which hnd ari exceptional reputation for heating quality" and froodom froni sulphur.     Almost Immediately tho plant discovered
such' difficulties In Its fires' thut rt
s,nmple was sont for laboratory test
and found'to contain an uniiBUiil 'por*
e'entnge   of   sulphur.'    Invosllgnttr-n
showed'that tho mlno lind'unitnowliiR-
ly run Inlo a vein carrying Uits excess
of 'sulphur, obviously'a deslvablo'-fnU
for th'o 'oporntor of a high'..rndo mlno,
with' Its' reputation at 'i-take to lenrn
of." -'In' another caso a tost'proved
that Inferior coal had unwittingly been
substituted  for another  famous product nnd ngnln a roputatlon was snvod
through prompt knowlodgo,    lh both
of those cases visual Inspection was
vnluolo'sh sliico lt Ib nf proved fnct that
runty, ntiprepossoBHB-lng lumps mayor mny not, ns lho enm** mny ho—con-
tnln a higher valuo thnn tho shining
Jowel-llko pieces'of other runs,
All of tlio forogolng reforo, of
courHO, moro pspccliilly lo lho lnrgor
consumers, for tho nvorngo housoliolil*
or with lils purcluiBo of from flvo to
twoniy-flvo tons por yonr could hardly
nfford lho rolntlvo oxponso of fro-
queu ttoHts. And yot tlioro Is no
moro ronson i-tlilcully considered, why
ho compelled lo pny n high prlco for
nu Impure commodity thnn In tho enso
of (ho plants. Tlio remedy must
('-niiio iih moHl rainoillnn do, through
oiliitnllon, popular domnnd, (ho Joint
"The.Fly In the'Editorial Ointment.','
The Toronto'   Saturday • Night   has
been, publishing a series of articles on
« - *    ■
'Toronto's Millionaires.'    On March 18
last, the subject was the controlling
proprietor of the Globe, Robert Jaffray.
Co-operators .will be interested tcf know
that Robert learnt tho grocery trade
in   Edinburgh. -   When o he   reached
man's estate, he migrated' to Canada'
In- that  he  Was  wise.      The period
,--.** *-
was the inception of the great economic awakening.of the common people
of Scotland." -The' toiling workers were
beginning to realize that they might
themselves just'as well distribute;; by
Co-operative effort, the necessaries7of,
life as to allow, a small army of unnecessary distributors to tax them, for
■tire—convenience.' The-"profitsu7sav*r
■od would buy more slioes for little
Duncan, better-clothing for Angus, and-
nice dreskes for Mary.'     They would,
too, • provide   the * means , of  a   much
,     * /      _
needed rest andxharige of air for the
'guld iwfe.'     Pianos and better educational opportunities could thereby be
furnished for the youth.   ' Working-
men would, too,'bo able to accumulate
something for the inevitable rainy day
or Bickness iri the family and keep the
hungry'wolf from'the, dooi*.    -"  '  -
" Since Robert Jaffray left Edinburgh
millions of dollars have been saved
by co-operiition to the tolling workors
of tho Scottish  cnpltal.     If. Robert
were to return' to Edinburgh to-day he
would probably find that tho grocery
trade the great St.* Ciithboft's Co-op*
oratlve  Society has "not got is not
worth'having.    It not only feeds 200,*
000-*of the'-citizens of Edinburgh, but
It IS'siipDorted by the best'of the population, tho thrifty, self-respecting, sober, and intelligent section of the work-
Ing people.       1       . .   *    '
Robert Jaffray, on his arrival In Canada, started on his own account, as a
grocer, on Yonge Street, Toronto. Ho
Is "Bhrowd and gonial,' so Saturday
Night Informs UB.-Just tho two qualities necessary to the making of tho
millionaire distributor. "Bhrowd" to*
watch nnd lnko. ndvnntngo of overy
dollar-making opportunity and "gonial"
to attract tho trado of and to favorably
lmprcf}8..tho, people whoRO Industry
mndo tho, dollara ho now on Joys.
Tho customers! who cnmo Into tho
store for tho dozen of oggs or pound of
buttor did not employ Robort nt an
equitably asspssod romunorntlon for
tho vnhio of his sorvlcoB as In tho
enso of ilii?. mnnngor of a Co-oporntlvo
Storo. Jt Is for that reason thnt sue-
coBBful ,Co*oporatlvo mnnnnora novor
hocomo millionaires. Tho cuatomor
rocolvod hy lho prlvnto trndo with tho
smiling coiintennnco and gracious manner Is Jinn a Hiibjoct for "profit." Profits mndo nnd saved from "huylng
cheap nnd soiling doar" (tho essence
or the buslnces of a prlvnto trndor) on-
nblml Robert to employ his surplus
cnpltnl In various onteijirlfies to lho
profits of which, for .TnffrayH ndvnntngo, dlrcclly or Indirectly, lho weary
tnll. rn nn tho land nnd In tho mlno*
seems to have got tired of the enumeration of the various channels whereby
the genial Robert can/without anyap-
preciable personal effort of his own, attract tb himself and enjoy the produce
.of,other people's labor. .' It concludes
the   cataiougue .with   the. statement,
"these and a few others are the things
in which Senator 'Jaffray has become
identified as- a citizen of Canada."
'-. Our"corite,mporary is good enough to
inform a curious and interested.wbrld
that "no other Senator in Ottawa can
pack pork in the old-fashioned way like
Robert Jaffray.'     Robert has probably
other old-fashioned ideas also.-  One.of
them', no ^doubt, is .that Co-.operators
arp troublesome and meddlesome peo-,
pie who, in the future, want to* do' for'
themselves and their own" .advantage"
what'the. Jaf frays" of'the past liave
done,-to" the impoverishment - of   the
workers and the enrichment of tlie ex-
DROP- IN
MATTER
On first class
. business and res!-
.   dential   property.
-AND  TALK' THE
over with: us. N*
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delivered ' to"7 all1" '"''
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(Hfiiiuu 01 luiiiMiuiiiiiv* hiiu iKii—i-. «. ,B|wl fn(,lor-eB of th0 Dominion nro dolly
l.„,i.!i. IchMailau,   uuh'i,.   Dw   ct't".taMT\ilWint. ft considerable ponton o(
tnilo In wl«c raoiiKb lo render such'       ^^ l]wy |)r0l,ucei,
wtlon uniu-PMury by complying In I    Uq mM ^^ ]g ^ ftro {M hf
fliiliirdny  Night, a director of Tho
Ntarth American Lifo Insurance Comp-
lo render such'
iinni-poinary
ndvnnco with n clenr publio riftht—tho
right to know whnt It Is buying,   In
ifllllVi   41-lil-uft,   AS   f,   ..'Cfl*^*i.'v*.    ...1.1.1.'.'...
said, ll should bo mado "11 finable
offonco 10 bcII conl without an,analysis Inbel or with a falso one."—Technical World Mngnslne.
Human character is not the'creatlon
(of a moment.     It cannot be changed
by any vjolent, volcanic; or revolutionary action "of the' mind.     The" development of'ciiaracter is as steady,and
consistent as the development of the
physical or Intellectual powers of man.
It-would be as easy for the" Ethiopian
to change his skin and the leopard his
spots as for an octogenarlnn who'has
hnd the trade Instincts of'a "grocer"
and the profit hunting ambitions of ,a
capitalist, developing for a period of
Blxty years to automatically espouse
with honest enthusiasm the cause of
the common people in'this Co-opera
tive movement.., Per contra the hnblts
of mind whicli forty yenrs service for
tho good of humnnlty,his.fellow-Scot
William Maxwell has developed, would
mnko It just as Impossible for thnt distinguished Co-operator In tho evening
of lifo to placo his far greater executlvo qualifications nt the disposition
of tho predatory crowd of capitalists.
Now a grocer's shop soems to bo a
peculiar training for a successful journalist.. Journalists, we, are told, aro
born and not mailo. That waB in the
"good .old times,'
Just as, a cqritury ngo, a manufacturer cpally-'dld 'do something In tho mnnu-
facluro.ot tho VtUJleB ho'.sold, so'tlio
owner of the means of production of a
great publio journal did'something In
tho production bf tho journal.    Tlmo
havo changed. In both canes tho actual
producers, Including manual and brain
workors, nro now compelled to roBpond
to tho crack of tho whip of whnt Is
really an authority alien to tho Industry, tho capitalist owner,
•! Wo gather from "Saturday Nlglit"
that, thb Toronto Qlobo Is "ono of his
'(Robert Jaffrny's) compnrntlvoly lntor
concorns.",,   Ills control Is so mlnuto
nnd offcclivo thnt ncconlini. lo our
contompbrnry 'whenever ho Is in lown
ho signs AT-Ii cheques.',    Tho hlrod
brnln workors of Iho (lloho, naturally
ennnot exist without Uiobo "choquos,"
Tho mnn who signs tlie clioquoB Is tho
omnipotent nuthorlty In .any businoss,
Is It, felltfw-co-oporator, nn unronson-
nblo doductlon thnt (ho mnn who signs
tho cheques of llio l<mdoi**wrltbrs on
thr? OlobH stnff Is Just ns llkoly to hnvo
n word to sny on lho subjects upon
which llioy wrlto?     Th II. not llkoly
thnt tlio "hot" nnd "cold" policy of
tho 0101)0 towards   Uio   uo-optiiiiove
iiiuitiiiviii li. (*n la.lliulliiii ..-rf an liilw-
nnl struifglo bPtw<-*>n on the 011^ hand
(ho mnn with (he retail mortflmnts Instincts nnd who slgriB lho choqucs nnd
on Iho olhor tho profossjonnl Journnl-
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TUB tUvlwit tovnev In Auutrta haa
been Invaded hy Socialism. Thero U
mor. lUUfrai-y. rellnlou. bluutiy uud
tuperistitlon and racial hatred In fin-
lcowlna than In nny other swHon of
Europe. Vet the Soc'lllst party hava
Jnsf oloctod a member to tho Tunisia-
ture ami pal tat ,l>,tHtQ voiw. TTj*>-j*
'mu uu.Ui,* iU» vai*U. a«i*wan nn-l
nulhtntaii ftnd Roumanian nailonati*
tlm.
nny, Toronto Octicral  TrnM*,  l>tive-i**M*» tfattami x».\t,ix,vi,t, u \*»,. n,*u^ *«-u,
the wholesale cost .of," distribution
would, under.co-operation,-be reduced
from 15 to 2% per cent.','the public
spirited Hugh.really uo'tW not ae.f.what
good could .ome ot ta*. small investor,
the poor,""innocent workingman, supplying the funds.'to .bring about such a,
state of affairs. ; Hugh Brnin wns.'rc*
cently, aiid*probably Is still, president
of the wholesale grocers combine "of
Ontario. That combine effected an
arrangement with the retailers and
manufacturers* whereby , no retailor
should bo allowed* to buy dlroct from
the manufacturer. ,'l-Ie must be compelled to pay tho wholesalers "r'nke-
off of IB per cent, whether or not
such a service bocanio necessary; the
consumer of course ultimately footing
tho bill.  .■■•,. '     •      ,' I
Still tlioi;o Is anothor gentleman on
the Doard of tho Globlo who has shown
considerable, Interest, of a kind, in the
Co-oporatlvo movement.    Although by
training ho Is a Bchool toachor, ho Is,
by profession a "llbornl* politician. Wo
refer to a gontlomnn with two handles
to his namo, Hon, Sir' George W. Ross,
Tho Co-oporatlvo Bill, which passod
tho pooplo'B houso by acclamation, rocolvod Its quietus In tho Sonato "by a
majority of ono voto only!    This was
through tho activity and mlflroproson-
tntlon of Robb, who told tho Sonato
that Co-oporatlvo Societies contemplated by tho Bill could be Incorporated
by any tlvo porsons In Ontario on tho
payment,of a foo of ono dollar, a statomont which ho did not and,could not,
when chnllengod, substantial©.    That
misrepresentation of fact secured tho
dofoat of tho bill.    At tho timo it cost
$1 sn In Clovornniont foes to Incorporate
such fioclotloo   In   Ontario   although,
thanks to (ho skill and stntpsnicushlp
of Hon. ,T. W. Ilnnnn, tho Provincial
Soorotnry, nnd through tho pprslstont
ngltntlon of tho Co-oporntlvo Union of
Cnnndn, they havo slnco boon reduced
to $10,
Tho circumstances reviewed In ,thla
nrtlelo domoiiHtrnto tho truth of tho
vlow tnkon hy this journnl Inst month,
In I'b nrllclos on "Tho ProRB and tho
Pooplo,' Co-opcrntlvo Roelntles In
production, distribution,' housing nnd
■flnnnco aro being dovoloped nil ovor
tint -W-Dim Xo ii_»«i ui«*>*cm i«v"*"'"*""
I., vi'du io jirw'frvt* Hir •rhnnr.-Mf. of
public opinion pure nnd undefllod, tho
Insatiable ambitions of capitalism will
eventually compel tho people to organise tho public press on a co-oporntlvo
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FERNIE UNION DIRECTORY
Llcard Local General Teamsters No,
141.  Moots ovory Friday night at
8 p, m,  Minors' Union Hnll,   W.
■ A Worthlngton, ProBldwit;   13, J.
Good, Socrotnry. '
Bartenders' Local No. B14: Moots 2nd
nnd 4tli Sundays at 2,30 p.m, Socrotary .1. A, Gouplll, Waldorf Hotel,
GUditone Local No. 2314 U. M, W. A,
Mccta C'ld and 4th Thursday Minors
Union hnll.    IV lloos, So\  .    " • '
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Typographical Union No. 650'   Moots
lust Saturday In each' mouth at tho
■ Ledger Offlco.    A. 3, Ruoltloy. Socrotnry.   ,'       ,' " ' „
Uc*l t-enueMo, If.S. P. of C, Mc-dU
In Minors Union Hall evory Sunday
nt 7.45 p.m* Everybody welcome. D.
Paton, Soerelnry-TreajFiiiror,
court Und and Socurlllos Compnny.
Central Canada I*oan and Savings Co,,
tlin old Toronto Incandescent Electric
Light Co.. tho Canadian Oonoral Elcc
trie Co,, tho Imperial Dank.tho Toronto
Roavd i.f Tviide. the Tcmlsknmlnir nnd
Northr*rn Ontario Railway and Uio
C'u>w'm N«*it Putw Coal Co. where, vo
may uny In passing, a strug-Hle t* at
this rnomftnt on between ©xploltora and
workors to decide how miirh of Ih©
vnluo of tho wfrnlih the latter Mtract
fiw.i iU eArth they *ball be* peinmltl-wl
tu ui..vU*.\.
At ihla'polnt the writer In 8atunla>
Nicht. nc-twlthslnndlnK his enthusiasm,
In tho Intorosts of ptlro Journalism, to
rofloct public sentiments?
Robert Jnffrny Is not the only man
on tho board of tho Olobo who Is In
a position to direct tlto pens of Its
lender wrll-«rs. TTiiirli WMn, nnolhwr
directors, has many thousands of dol-
Inrfl of rpnntinn why ha dO"n onl Ulio
tho prospects of Co-opcrntlvo Bills bo-
coming law. and the great Co-opcrs-
(Iv© movement being developed In this
country. The viewpoint of that K«n
llf-mar* Is ot tht- "gT-owT*" also, but
Tirtf nf tht* 'pnim-1 nf btif .<•*-*' nnd "dotton
ot egK«" typ© of hi* friend -Robert,
rtlulii U of tho "wholosalo* variety. An
am3uk
it Um belt, romedy
known for trniMntit
beat* rashem tenma.
tore fart* tth&i cmo
fcUttm.   AUd_4bodt
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Am«lo«m«ted Society Carpenters and
Joiners:— Meed In Miners Hall overy'
altornato Thursday nt 8 o'clock. A.
Ward, socrotary. P. 0. 307.
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Joiners.—Local 1220. D. J, Evans,
Pretldent; F. If, Shaw, Secretary.
Dr. de Van'* Female PHU
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pill* »»• e»c«*wlaitiy D.wcrittl lo ititutitlns I
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l»» bftx, nt Xhte* lot VO, MtllH in nny add .tit.
Tim Snoholt Prnj Ctt., Ht, Cattarlno**,, Out,
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Des jourriaux Snt.rScemment di. que'
*Je . gpuvernemeat canadien, afln-d'en.
.'7 :\-courager ici'l'immigration -.de-' jeimes
-7 -flUes'.-Ie Grande-Bretagne. y^anrionce
.   jQuele"sBcultivateurs'del'ouestd6sireux
\ " '<■■_ -se, niarier sont fort.nombreux,-mais
. . ^'I:t.y a disette de femmes:dans cette'
7'; .region." 7, On. 'imagine si untel bpni-
ment provoque. Immigration dVgrou-
, "  pes considerables de jeu'nes'Angiaises;
Ecossaisesou Irlandaises vers-les~ pro-
7" < "vinces de l;ouest. 7-7,:" •   •".• .- ",    " '
.-■       M. Doherty a voulu savolr aujourd'-
.   Tiui s'il est, yral quo ie ministere se
;fa'lt ainsl agent matrimonial."   "Cehi
miiiiquerait-de bon gout!" dit-il.
y. . M" O'.iver.'du "ministere de lTnt-Jri-
"'•'Cii-, est'du Dieraii nvls. -.   Jamais le
•gouvernement canadien. n\. /alt cela,
afflrme-t-il.' * Si quelques,agents d'lm-
1' migration agissent de la sorte, il * l'es
blamera,.mals il«n'en cbnnait pas en-
,    core.     Tout ce'qu'ilssont autorlsSs'a
dire, c!estrque le Canada a besoin de
•domestique's. ,'•   - .* *   .-•:■'    -y
,t ...La Chambre, un'peu plus tard, parle
" tie. nos relations avec le Japan.     Du
„. mariage au Japon il y a loin; hiais^nos
-',.. -d<iputi§s, une fois en air, de travalller;
s'attaquent aux sujets'les plus dispara-
y ;t(5s. ~' C'est ainsi "que les Communes
d-Scident de^prolon'ger de'deux-ans la
; clause de la nation la plus-favorisee.
..'-que nos Ibis, accordent aux marchan-
, dlses. Japonaises, en vertu de l'ancien
.  "traite'  anglo-japonais, .qui' expire^  en
- juillet     prochain,  et  qui  s'applique
aussi au Canada.     La ~ nouve lit-  en-
■*   tente . anglo-japonutee ii'a pas'encore
r-rc-ru' l'approbation du Canada,  'mais
los deux pays—Canada et'Japon—orir
, ddcidd de conti-nuer, de juillet VMl'a
.juillet 1913, leurs relations'c-ommer-
'_ ;clales  actuelles.' *   La' discussion  de
- cette entente speciale" sert de pr-Mexte
•a une couple de d<§put(5s do la Colom-
"bie Anglaise poiir"falre de longs dls-
cours a ce propos. ..,
a. M. Rodolphe Leriiieux, tandis que le
consul japonals est-dans la tribune du
public; defend contre MM;'Burrell et
■Gpo'deye, l'immigration. japonaise, au
. disque d'etre. ddcore" .bientot de Tor-
-dre du"^oleil Levant ou de l'Etoile du
-Matin-Clair.'
..  .  ,*   - ^ *.     *.   • r.   ■.*■ *   ^i*
-1! n'ya pas .que le Japon a recevoii-
"un baitementr"de* faveur.-"' Le'. Canadien Nord. est .aussi .prlvildgie'.     Le
*, gouvernement,—est-ce l'approche  "dea
.Elections qui le rend-aussi "T_'
; THE DISTRICT LEDQEB, PERKEE, B.C, JUflE S;lKl.
,„--ty xi '
... ---—.-*-.- -r --.—.—-». soucieux
que cela des affaires de ce chemln' de
fer?—lul' temoighe^une sollicitu'de . a
nulle autre parellle. II lul promettait
liler de garantir le-paiement. d'/uri" em-
lirunt de trehteclnq mllllo'iisVi)6ui*:'par.
falro sa vole ferrfie, de Port-Arthur a
" Montreal, '
' Aujou'rd'hui.M. Fielding-donne avis
d'une resolution ou lo gouvernement
8'engflge a garnnllr jusqu a concurrence do-trois millions cent 'cinquaiite
mlllo, piastres ($3,^0,000). un nouvol
emprunt du Canadien Nord. Celul-cl
vn conBtruli-e d'Edmonton, Alberta, ju-
squ'a Strathcona et n ln riviere-Bras
tobsT.elle ii'aui-ait-pas droit d'en" choisir'ailleurs**',,'; '*■'' , ,"•'*•* [.,      ";, .■*,:,*•
' "^.8,> rispost<5 !.M.! Melglien. avec
ralsonTcet'-avis du ministere de la Justice nelSignifiait pasque'lefgourerne-
ment- etait oblige de remplacer ■' les
terres du-Manitoba par unblocd'egale
Importance,' si's. dans .'' la Saskatchewan;'* . • .,..*;;.",:.■','" "• '
..C'est^Ia l'un des aspect's-'ies plus
graves de cette affaire; don't Je. comite
a remis l'etude -aiix premiers* jours
d'aout , prochain.—Georges Pelletier
"Le Devoir."; '      - ' - '. '
 _____'   '
~Draki Slovacl ja Co majner us dva-
cat rokovpracoval'som kde bulnarod
z    prganlzovapi    pracoval som "kde'
nemala' Unlja'   pristupu   ta. poznam
drahi    'robot'nlci ,   ko     ham     prt-
rebnoi . nevlhnutne-7abi"    znie, bull
zvlaszani' vsetcl    je'don    viazoz ' co
bi nam dodavalo velkejvsili ale Bohu
zlal je este'dost.nevedomosti, medzi
nam! pojedni si misllte jak.to som us
Ppcul ze uiiija neStoji zi nie ze kde net
unlja .taie taki plat dostivaju'Jak aj ml
tojest pravda ale kto vlbojoval' ai ih
polepserii. mi.'o'reanizovane robotnictvo
drahi robotnici bulo toomnohohorsie
jak bi zme jestyovali bez organizaciji
vezme na predok al riasiii utlaCovateloh^
Ze'saorganizuju do vselijakih trustbh
obliodnici.takiniaju svojo' organizacije
preco* nas  Strajk" tojest  stavka ,* tak
dluho-terva zvlatsa zme si sami na
priCine ge.dfiv'ame najavd kopanyoai ie
zme*. vsetcl nezorganizovanl po druhe
Je medzi nam! dost takili kteri kteri sa
hodia pqhukat za stavko', lamaCov" Co
stlm   lem   kompanlju povzbudzujeme
tak  tia kompanije' znaju2e* zme  na
slabih zakladoh '. stlm -prosim' drahi
Slovacl stupujte do nasej organiziciji
a jiracujte pri tihosti abi kompanija si*
nemislela 2e zme slabi 'ale abi videla
unas silu stlm prosim vas'slovacl'abi
ste si svoje meno statocne der2ali abi
ste   slovenskl - narod " neposplnill   po"
druhe prosim "2e bi stesa hlasall na
meno Slovak nie slav bojeto'nemo'slav
vsetkeho Slavlanskeho naroda naSe'ale
je Slovak v. buducnostl.viacej.nateras
dest. , Stlm este ?if*.en pods'tkniit Drahi
Bratia avas,1 upomenut >ze Co wiatsina
Slovakoh natejokollci bwajucl mame
si jafi .najviatsej pohvall-'.vidobit' a oto
sa starat.abl zme mi slovaci'buli vSade
zastupovanl co .vlatsina *ja ^mislim 'ie
shared.her life with Fa^ntlne and gave
her lessons in the fine sarts of desiring
little and thereby *-- making-,  poverty
equal, to';- riches.-'"- *.|,* *■'- /,.: -\='
-,The guardian of ^her'-child was an
unmitigated scoundrel..:..'He.pressed,'
harrassed and'.threatenediher.:    The
twelve* sou a day.jobV^ent' the wav
of the other.    There was neither food
nor fire nor clothing."'.'" ,J^7 ;"( :
*■ To a quack dentist she"sold her beau
tiful teeth, to a. dealer..in -hair, goods
she sold her'wealth*'of. "aiiburri hair.
"The few Napoleons' satisfied' for a
time -her creditors—for- a~-short time.
Then down 'at the.edge.of-the black-
nesse of despair'she sold her "virtue fbr
bread—bartered' the life of her,.soul
for the life of her body. •'. Then "she
entered that army of shame'recruited
and sustained by society. - ,'' -*,
'   Only one, in a million ever escapes
from it, and even those we .brand and
avoid. -,     ...-■. ..,      \ •,,
. That is Victor Hugo's nineteenth century picture of.society making a prostitute. , Let me give you a'twentieth
century picture.      , 7
A young woman-came to New York
city not long ago and began.tq find
■'■II*-,
fall and send .it hundreds of' miles
through .wires there to produce * light
or.. to drive trolleys. ■*  ■■>      7   ,
These are not miracles. They are
results,of social' energy scientifically
applied. They are accumulations" of
social knowledge".aiid the sum of this
knowledge swells .daily.
Yet-there' is a .miracle—the miracle
ofvhuman stupidity.'- ,    ;
In spite 6f .the' fact- that'" alktbls
knowledge is social. and the','work is
socially performed, a'few men-are'permitted to grab the profits. "In spite
oi* the ease with .which good buildings'
can be reared, hundreds of, thousands
of workers live in'squalid tenements or
hovels.- Though''enormous quantities
of food are raised, and enormous quantities-destroyed, because there is no
market, countless people-both in this
and other countries are slowly starv-
ing—because thero is too much to eat.
Is that not a miracle?     7,   ' ', _ '
Society, in its organized working
force, the force that evolves all these
wonders, has reached a wonderful state
of efficiency and productivity. There
is» no task,' from sendiug a*, heavier
than air machine   flying at the rate
MOTHERS UNWISE
PAGE  SEVEN
When They Become Slaves to Their
.*.   '. Children—Scime" Common': "* ",'
Mistakes
«£Sfc-=±T _: _ =r«*sr?i£.B
"mimame taltTSloveka suceho dayura'doh
jnk" aj druhe narodl mi^tuna Passburg
dost-pri tihosti iijeme '6o;mlslim--je
omrioho.lepsie'jak bi zmo mallvzburi
jak' bude nleCo . noveho^ nezabudnem
vam: cteni * citatelia ■ cznamit • vas * spolu
pracovnik.—"m." - -
travelled^th'e same Via Dolorosa that
thousands of weary girls' had traveled
before her.   , Yes, there were places
where she. might' have foiind'a shelter,
but they, were'accidents and incidents.
If she. had. been, a wizard sheJ might
have found them,, but-wizards'*are seldom out pf work., ■-'   .      7   *
,  When her money was gone she starred and walked the streets.','. Things
became desperate.    She ran the gamut
of the employment agencies,    she disposed of one little item, of respectable
wearing apparel after   another * until
she looked shabby. '. Finally she was
directed to a '"Door*o'f Hope," one of
those places organized by private philanthropic  to  pick  up ..some  of the
thousands whom society has destroyed.
^ "My dear,", said the kind matron,
"this is* a home for fallen women!"'
"I am homeless, hungry and without
work-; .could one be fallen lower?"
..."Yes, lower,'! the matron said.
, Three months afterward there came
a-blear-eyes' disheveled human "to that
same "Door of Hope," and was received by the same -matron.'   "You don't
remember, me","-' said, the applicant.
'""No."'- '-;; .* ' ;   ."-    ■■- - ■
"I was not eligible' some month's ago
—I am eligible^ now;„Im a fallen .woman!'        77 -...-..,
Victor Hugo said of Fantine:
"And listen!. ..^declare to'you-that
if'all is as you say—and* I do not doubt
it—you have never ceased to be virtu-
ous in the "slghtof God!''.
-..-    --*■
de cent clnquniite milles.     Lo gou-
voi-nomont gnrnntlra un'emprunt fnlt
• n co sujot, pour un capital do trolzo
mlllo plastros du mille, pour le .promlor tiers do cotto0 vole, ot un'capital
do vlngt-clnq mlllo plns'tros du mille,
nour los deux autres., ll garantlra do
plus lo pnleineiit'' des' Interets,     Kn
•   retour 11 nurn uno pre'mloro hypotho-
' quo sur cotto vole, sur lo materiel rou-
lnnt, Iob gnrcs ot ;cs proprietes du
* Cnnndlon Nord, lo Iour* do cotto nou
v-pllo llgno. * Cotto loi roncontrorn
certes do 1'oppoBltlon. M. FIoldltiR i'a
provn, ot c'est. pourquoi la Chnmbro
n'otudlor'n rotto moHiiro quo vorB In fin
do julllol proohnln. • .
C*? matin, lo comite U'onquoto dans
I'nffnlro Ollvor s'ost rdunl.    II n on-
tondu _a (leposltlon do.M. Youiib, lo
JtitoRrnpho en chof du mlnistoro do I'-
Inierleur.' 11 dvnluo a hult plnstros do
1'n-crc In valour iiiliilinuni des torros
cedeos nu  Cfinndlbn' Nord  par     m
OHvor,     Coin full tout, du sullo un'
endonu do cinq millions ot donil   nu
Cnnndlon Nord, M. Yoiin.r pretend quo
lo mlnlstero do In Jiintlci\ consulie a
propos do cot octroi, n rfpondn quo lo
fcoiivoniomont avnlt lo droit do hiiIibiI*
nor mix Ion-op ft choisir ilum, )0 Mnn|.
loliij, des torres do In HnHlmtchoi-un,
on diSpli do rnrrold mlnlsterlol do 1897
ou l'on mmt quo n| |,i   compriBiilo
no trouvnlt pns do torres dnns lo Mnnl-
'y   FANTINE    ,
By Alexander'Irvlne
I say of this'twentieth century girl:
Civilization robbed?her of ."a" living—
riiade her a prostitute and' then spat
upon her and abandoned her—Civilization said she wns "a fallen,woman"—
Civilization Ued-she was ' knocked
down!—Coming Nation. -.
a 900 foot vessel,-that cannot easily
be accomplished. 7flMesages can- be
sent through wires or..without Wires.
Light and heat force "can easily be
transmitted. .Yet the vast bulk', of
society benefits but little from 'all
these things: , The vast bulk of society
devotes its energies,' its intelligence
and its inherited.so'cial'skill to amass-*
Ing fortunes for. a few individuals'who
appropriate but do "not toil, who enjoy
but do practically nothing to bring into
existence'ihe thhigs they enjoy.    '
Even'if the old .miracles  actually
occurred;* they.would-be considered
rather.tame affairs compared    with
some tilings, done by modern society.
But .he," greatest of the miracles of-today is that-the'producers of all' the
moderd" wonders steadfastly-refuse to
profit  by  them.,.    Th'ey  starve  and
freeze and choke.     But they .iirnot
take that which belongs to them. They
willingly risk any danger in their work
But they.are afraid to demand what
belongs ,to them. ., Their courage in
creation isendless, and their cowardice
in administration is also endless.   Had
human conceptions of government and
of social rights", kept pace with the
mechanical advance, earth could easily be that paradise of which so many
people in the Bible spoke and dreamed
The miracles have'been equalled.'' The
enjoyment of'the mean be eained'only
through" Socialism.—TK«
. There is no denying the fact that
many mothers work much harder than
they .are able, says a well-linown wo-
man writer. Sometimes it is the' fault
of unfortunate circumstances, but of-
tl Uwv,the fault oV:tii* mother her-
self. When a mother is compelled to
work beyond her strength to keep her
family comfortable, she is, indeed, deserving, of sympathy; - but when she
elects ,to make a slave of herself that
her children may be brought up in
idleness, why, that is another matter
A woman who was compelled to take
in* washing to support her family came
to the superintendent of a city school
and, requested,,that her" little daughter
should not attend ,the cooking class.
She stated that she, herself, had always had to work hard, that she had
never had a chance for education or
accomplishments, and that she intended that her daughter should have an
easier life. She intended she should
be a music teacher and she did not
want her even to know how to cook or
do housework.
„ It seems that the little girl had no
talent for music and*that she did like
Some
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DUMBJNIMAL.
Queer " Habits of , Cats/ Mice,
. ,    Flies,  Snakes,  Goldfish   -:
and Sheep   "
A fly on a window pane will crawl
to the top, fly back to .the bottom and
crawl up again. This order'is seldom
reversed.' Whv, no .one knows.' .It is
on record that a fly crawled up a window pane thirty-two times, returning
each1 time a-wing. . .
Hens scratch for food wlt__ the sun
behind them, the reason being that
the rays reflect'on the minute'particles. * A blind hen will pick grain and
not miss a kernel  -
Cats seldom lie with their feet to
ith» £re- Usuii"y they lie on their
to the ef'ireD°gS ,to ^ tbdr f°™8
B„m TU*8e, W,H' ,Bn°re a f00<i supply
iri m-,_lbbIe at a wholesale supply.
ik 2_}We fllhe source of f00d S
£__   .?  ^ depart  therefrom untU
f Ln ly di8turbed*   K is not true tha
Slam!    rUnS      Us h0le at the ""*
\*0I?* ? hamle88 Httle, snake' the
rrrr," — ■*"»-••■- »"u mut Bne ma HKe I ly *. 0I a--lead Pencil and Drovidn n
fh°«°okin _ia.ndh0UBekee»lne' a°d yet b0S t0F u.Ia the house, visit u daily
^^^er was trying to make a*],d at ^ end of three months it
» ftusician of this child, and was un- wl" ?rawl '° you for food,
willing that she should even learn the      ft"1-",-fc   	
ITHOUT
the
Prominent   Canadians ,Speak   of
Proposed   Celebration of a     "
Century of Peace  .       ,,-,''
Several prominent Canadians wera,
asked for their opinion regarding the*,
approaching celebration of one hun-f
dred years -ot  peace  between Great
Britain and the United States.
Mr. R. L. Borden \
"What should be done to, celebmte
worthily the approaching ■ Centennial
of Peace?" a^ks Mr. R. L. Borden, MJP.
establish a permanent and effectu-l
disarmament upon the great inland
waterways of Canada and the United
States. Extend the same principle ot
disarmament to all the borders between the two countries from the Atlantic to the Pacific; Establish upon
tirm foundations a permanent treaty
J O H N-^M i TC H EEC~ ^iH™
'   ,--._■*        ON  LABOR'S SAFETY
common things that every girl needs,
sooner or later, to,know.
But many other mothers,are just as
unwise in their own way, and mothers
__,gr?w,n dauehtors at that. They
win toil at-the sewing machine day
after day making pretty, fancy gowns
and lingerie, and they will stand at the
ironing board hour after hour Ironinu
the summer finery, their daughters in
the meantime doing the Illy of the
best aCt<>ln Uie Way that pleases them
* I have known mothers to work in the
kitchen all day preparing viands that
their daughtera-.might entertain their
mends to an evening spread, and"then
stay,, in; the kitchen and ■ help*)* serve
.even going to the length of effacing
themselves in out of the way,, places
S BUef, haPPened to pass their way
Now this never would have happened
If these daughters had been brought
upf properly and taught that they had
duties to perform, not only for themselves, but for others,* and that mutual
helpfulness and mutual thoughtfulness
■was a law o£ the household that'could
not'be.ignored.by any member of the
family. ..  ;        ■> ,
,' It Is no credit to any mother to make
a drudge of herself when she has boys
and- girls old enough to assist in the
household tasks.   Even when the chll-
tw m« *. S,Ch0-01 they should have
their little tasks morning* and evenim
and during vacation they should be required to attend to a certain part of
the household labor, and do it well It
is_.no kindness to children to brine
them up'in"idleness, instead of teach-
Jig__________.ni__.to_d o___wei l_n "n it ___«.•" j » ~i --^h —
liavTtoS/ '6y ^.ta_lfp«,lj^
MIRACLE    AND    NEWS
0 A butterfly girl, was poor Fantino of
Victor Hugo's masterpiece. She play-
ed with life as a child plays wltb soap
...    .„._...,_. bubb,eB*     Then.all of a sudden tho
onu, u'ne nbuvelle' voje forrdo,' .onjrjfo C°.f,S cliang<3d nnd Pantlne found her-
de cent clnquniite milles.     Lo gou-'■   , ,     mrl"1-1,    A fow yenrs after she
withdrew from society and wo find her
trudging along a country rond with htr
little girl. Thoy stopped nt an Inn
to, rest. Tho landlord, nncl his wife
consented for n consideration to keop
tho child the wlillo tho mothor wont
on to find omploymont. She wont to
work In a factory and sent a weekly
lottor to thb lnnkeopor nt»Montfor-
moll. '
• fe*low working woman—"a monk's
widow"—becamo curious about this cor
lospondonco and wns not sntlsflod until
she lenrn ed all nbout It.
Soon the fnctory hummed wllh tho
Kosslp thnt Fnntlno "hnd n-child." Tlio
disgrace rcsultod In tho "loss of hor
Job.    Sho wns In dobt for n fow sticks
of furniture.    Tho donler ihroatonod
hor with nrrcst, * Sho was In dobt to
hor landlord—"You   nro   young nnd
proMy. nml you onn pny,'- h0 said. She
Rot moro work nt twolvo hous'ii dny—
tho koop of hor child cost lior ton.
An nld'womnn, n follow tonnnt, tnuKht
hor tho contof llvln« In misery,  "nnck
of Ilvinut on III tie, tlioro Is tho living
on nblhltiR,   Tho»6 nro two cliniiiboi-s,
Uio first iR'dnrk, tho socond Is blnck,"
If wn coiil.l only ffot nt tho fncls
wo would lonni (lmt thoro Is mom Ron-
<•■-■<■ lovo In n pity block ninonj. Uio
poorest of tlio poor llinn within tho
lids of tho cliniitl-na directory.
Mnrmiente, tho littlo old nolnhbor,
>V
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List of Locals District 18
«  N^T'e" by mM« Socrolnry i^o Apr,i 22ntl| ]0U
,,     NAME aee. and P, O. ADDRESS
nnnWlona P. Whwitw. n-i*ivh„^ ,,i.
wiraoM- n r _ J°' ne»ovuo'.^"'c. Altn.
S::::::::;tt%IScs_-**
i'm  2IS2i*S,.* W»."'f«™yth, Diamond City. AUa
1:2   ''**  "• W«0I. Tronk. Alia.
*407     "  w» J.Ayro,Ho»moMJ.c.
uIt* *' V,lr:-p' °- "o*™' ^brid**.
„ " ,' V w* U ■ Bvans. Llll*. Frank, Alia
auM j- r^t >rapi°u* ™^ *»■
S"CB"  M* ^un-ell, Mlchol, n. C.
iSZ *mm Ru*,<l". T»b«r. Alta. '
T"bor  E* Brown, Tftbor, Alt*.
10R8
C74
1333
■ inn
333-1
£152
SSS9
103
Interest In the heresy trial bf the
Rev.  Dr. William  Grant, before the
Judicial    commission of the General
Presbyterian Assembly, now In'session
at Atlantic City, grows more intense
as the facts in tho case come out.
Mr. Grnnt Is chnrgod'with snyfoig there
Is no devil, thnt Ananias nnd Sapphira
probably dropped dead of heart disease,
that Jonah was n myth and Eve wns
probably never tempted,    Ho .ibubts
thnt tho rod of Moses wns turned Into
a* serpent, nnd' that Jesus climbed to
Uio topmost plnnnclo of the Templo
of Jorusnlem.    As nil those Ideas havo
boen held sacred by his predecessors
In tho church rind   by   many   of 'his
oontompornrles, It Is no wonder thnt
Mr, Grant has   been   called   to   account.    Hut to-day It would.require'a
newer and . grontor miracle nnd one
witnessed by cbuntless peoplo to con-
vlnce millions Unit lho miracles of tlio
Old imd Now Toslnmonts woro ronlly
Biich, or thnt they nmount to nnythlng,
At the snmo tlmo It Is Interesting'to
look ovor tho list rojectod by Mr. Grant
nnd thon consider boido of tho Items
In tho day's nows,
Wrst. In tho gront aviation moot hnld
In Franco, Plorro Voilrh'io flow from
Paris to Anfioulomo, a dlstnnco of 270
mllofl, in 22,1 mlniitoB,   " It takes nn
oxpi.ru trnln, without, stop, :il8 minutes to mnlto tho Hnmo dlslnneo.    It In
not lwoNlod that. Mr. Uriiiit. emit   nny
doubt on tho chnrlot of flro tlmt horo
KHJnh lo lionvon, or If not to honvon, nl
lonst Rkywnrd.    Yet |iflra |„ 0i)r tlmo
la nn nciunl scientific ovont thnt renlly
■wiunlB most of lho mlraolos, nnd In
tho light of imbllo opinion of say fifty
yonrs ngo, would hnvo beon looked up*
on as utterly Impossible
Mr. Grnnt has donhtod tho pnssngo
ACItOSS tho bod of tho nod Sen. Dnlly
hundreds of thousnnds of Now Yorkers
» X1>,J!m l,,° -J0''* of lho Hiidson nnd
Hurt TUnrn, To us It |fl .now n com-
monplnco thln|f„hnpj?onln»i ovory hour
u \".»_ *.' """ u'° ,riodorn mlnrt •*""'» i
Ii« *  U' aU,'lbal» »»H«rnaiuriil
nfiuonco lo an event recorded as hav-
Inir happonod only once.
I| Ib still threo yonrs lo tho conton-
!!,.n*'      |!r^,,oco,notIvo constructed
_' ..«.-^ Si<C|»!_«k>*M>n, and wo but ro-
*Z.\ ce,obrnt*rt ^0 snillnR of tho
nrtt moamshlp on tho Hudson. Cot
« Pftwnito to Eiiropo cnn now ho mndo
In loss than flvo days, nnd n trip
ncroM tho American Continent tnkes
no loniwr.,   R,irow Wn ,      t f
can Import fn.lt. tron, South Africa.
Vhew crops fall In*ono section of
can speedily supply wbat is nwrlea.
ftrtfenun. .killed and drtrlnff work-
«r. can MM la . Uyr mmhK,
ttaMor?^1   ,han   ,h°  ""•'"Ml
Ihu Hi" f° P,,° U,,> nn,, m0('«»'
Bktll can hamttt, the power of a w»i«r
Former,-Vllnbrs; Chief Discusses Accl-
cidents at-City Club.-Declares 535,-
000 Toilers in United States Killed
o or Injured Annually, Through Insuf-
flclent* Protection "-.Favors More
Nonpolltlcal   Factory   Inspectors.
The, forco "of "factory*Inspectors
should be increased, and they should
be removed from the influence of poll-
tics,' said John Mitchell, former president, of the United, Mine Workers of
America. Thursday of Inst wfeek at
n luncheon tendered him by the" Cltv
Club of St. Louis. ,
"Tho Problem of Industrial Accl-
dents" wns Uio subjoct of Mr. Mltc-
Jell'* address. He wns Introduced to
tho City .Club by its president, Frank
P. Crunden. Throo hundred nnd fifty
mombors woro prosont. '
Worklngmon," snld Mr. Mitchell,
do not- desire componsntlo-n for nn
Injury, but thoy desire ovorv anfogunrd
ngninst the possibility of injury may
bo provldod liy lnw rigidly enforced
"WorWngjnon should bo pnld for all
Injuries by tliolr omployors. whothor
It bo tho omployors' fnull. it (s j„.
humnn to deny laboring men n compon
sntlon for an Injury lnimeillntoly nfier
tho uccldenl occurs. The Unitod
Stntes In tho only civilized nntlon In
tho world the lnws of which nro no
construclod thnt an Injured working,
mnn must piovu h|H omployor's not.ll-
wnco lo fix the liability nnd obtnin
ilninnges.
"fn Grent nntnln tho Injured cm*
Ployo rooolvos one-hnlf of h|H wnges
from his eiiiployor, niul In n,0 ovont
of his being klllod IiIh inlnllvoH re-
f-olvo Uio nmount of his wngon for
ilirco yours,
"Undor this syBtom*of niiiomntlc emu
ponwiilon lt would rost but littlo moro
Jhpn It now costs u,„ pulillc |„ tho
•"ro of judgfiB to try Injury enses
"For ovory 1,000 men omployod In
nil Eiirormnn countriPH but fo»rtoen
nro klllod by ncr-ldont nnnunlly. Por
ovory 1,000 mon omployed In tho United States Uilrty-slx nro killed nnnunlly
"Tho work of mining In tho Uniled
States Is vastly moro linnnrdotin llinn
In Europe, for tlio mlnet-s hnvo loss
:TEN MQTTOESJOR.GIRLS."
„,3fe Women's Imperial'Health Association of.'Great Britain has issued a
series.of pamphlets, one of which, ad-
dressed "To the Girls of Great Drl-
o_ conduc?      Ule foll6wl?s ten ,rules'
1. The future of our country Is in
your hands.        ' •/    ■
2. Loolryour best by all meansi biit j
It y°ur ^Bt also; the first attracts to
m f   '■w^h' ^ut tho Bocond Produces
the most.lastlng effect.        . ■*
3. You must obey the laws of hy.'
glene, respecting frosh-air, exorcise,
clothing.   A healthy girlhood Is tho
best foundation for a happy life.
4. You must know about cooking,
housekeeping and domestic economy.
5. You must learn about the feeding
and care.of chlldron; this knowlodgo
s\5osn0 come by ,n8t,nct! aBm^y
nemember that home-making Is tho
most dignified and Important profcB*
sion In tho world.
«i.««Hlplnd lf yon cm "continuation
elasBOB" In personal nnd domestic hy-
Blot io, Including n knowledge of tlio
fundamental facts of life, You can bo
Innocent without being Ign&rnm.
til,?i,™?ol,B? houoekeoplng nnd domestic hyg ono lu your own home, romom*
SMS  -a Sm l,aUglUor »"vkCB tl'o
rend Uio best books you can find.
10. Accept only the best men ns'yoiir
lUBhands, pnylnR nH much ntlontlon to
S£S5f.otop ft810 ,l,0,r poraonnl
Goldfish   usually- swim   around  a
globe  to   the  right.,    They  can  be
Ro^f a fIy °Ut'0f the- Sd t
ntlJ ,.k£ _time' T1,e Presence of
other fish in,the globe'is generally
ignored by goldfish.   Drop a piece 5
u^wiiTfH,ehrrface«0f th^ -«tS___d
~,n frlShten, a fish.     ,
Sheep spend more time grazing
than do cattle and horses. Sheep wm
eat tor twelve hours out of the twenty-
DRY PICKED POULTRY-"'
A Series-of  Recent   Experiments  In
Cold Storage,   ' >, - ■
Canadian exporters of poultry should
be interested in a recent series of ex-
perlments in connection with the cold
storage of poultry, Which have shown
that the method of sialdln- chickens
EL?iUnBl _g them" ,n water Just below
o Sf ?°*^ t0 facilitate the removal
nf,0me feathers-affects „the   keeping
S^ .°f' ,the PMPared birds. Thte
method ln the past has been very cora-
monly practised by exporters of p~S-
try in the- United . States and' other
countries. The experiments under re-
view revealed the fact that det.riorl
rowis than in those that were -irv
Picked, and the bacteriological exam..'
nation proved that the number of bac
teria   was increased when the birds
S?sto~Wnnbef _■_ being Placed Jn
o°id,,lT7.P7-_!cl_L<l_bird8_1in_good
NOT AN. IDLE DUKE
Norfolk Has Charje of the Coronation
,pr .watlons ,  '   i'
One   duko   at  any rate cannot h*
accused of leading nn idle life    This
[ Is tho Duko of Norfolk, who, as Karl
Marshal of Enslnnd. ■ hns practically
n r^.0je if (!10 """n-sonients fir
the Coronation in his hands.   He has
opened spocial offices to deal with  ho
many ma!tors of detail with which Is
is confronted, and  is at work there
early nnd lnt:.   The Duke Js a pa.
flcularly   fast    worker,'' nnd has tho
-rout no of His department nt    |» rn.
gers ends, while his memory Is littlo
short of marvellous, ond ho can rockn
ylthou   ,nuch effort whnt was done a
(ho last Coronation, M
of arbitration between the Empire and
the Republic. . Proclaim the Centennial -of Peace as a day of National
Thanksgiving in both countries, and
in every city, town and village let the-
bells ring out their'tones of.rejoicing
and the voice of praise and thanksgiving b? heard in all th? churches:
and in each country erect a stately
national memorial consecrated to tha'
splendid memory of one hundred yeanr
pf peace and to the firm assurance of .
its enduring continuance.'.'    - ' ■
''Hon. F. L. Haszard
"On noti"..,-; theMmpor*|ant events of"
the day," said Hon. F. L. Hazard
■f remler   of. Prince ,Edward" Is'andi
THE MISCHIEVOUS"MATCH
One of tho Chief Causes of the Dally
Fire Loss
The common match Is n Canadian
mischief maker. It was ono of th!
phlof cnusPH of an avorago dally f|re
cnp ii    it helped to swell th,., list or
deaths by flro, numbering 260.
..»«"•     _.     .        " ^^unava   'Sana,
one Is struck by the. announcement
that very soon we will be called upon"
to commemorate the  one hundredth
anniversary of IPeace between Canada
and the United States.   To the credit
of these two great and growing coun-"
tries it can ,be ^truthfully said that no
better example could bo set ,to the
world at large than   the   fact   that
amidst the many viclsltudes through
which they.have passed, tho utmost
good feeling has prevailed.   It Is truo
that questions of momont have at various times existed, but reBort to ami-'
cable methods has always been attended with satisfactory results.   Aro we
tw tti?en:.ore Justified   in   believing
that the timo has como when tho na-
tions of the earth should adopt like
means and thus avert tho terriblo do-
™f on^ «'ar with" all its baneful
results.   If our ndvancod civilization
stands for anything, first nnd fore-
most our aim should b0 directed to-
SV1'0 """'"mont ofothat much
desired   understanding   between   the
nations by which all great national '
quest tons and dlsput os will bo adjusted by a Peaco tribunal. • Mny wo -
not thoroforo hopo thnt tho yenr 1011  '"'
1 ' t,10_ •-•"•-■f,*<-ont gift of ten mlllloa '
dollnrs In tho cnuso of Peaco, by tho
world's  well-wisher,  Andrew  Cairo?   ■
glo, will boo Bocuroly laid tho Pounda-
tion Stono of Pence."
OLD ENGLISH GENTLEMAN
, -Sir   Oswald
Mosley   is
Old Times
o   Typo   of
Hon. Walter Scott
"The moro I think of the fact tho
more astounded I bocomo that Chris.
Hon civilization has fnlled to put an.
wniJ'VT b,,;tw,(;,cl1 nation*.," said Hon.
l»yn_llor-.*r,co11, Jromlor of 8«Bkntcho.
wnn. 'Iho present spectnclo of Europe heaping taxes upon toxoB nnd
grinding the faces of bcohib of mil-
lions of tho poor to maintain hugo
prntooMnn trr,rr\ r,r,ctt ..       ,   .
„,,    , , '     "* "- ,«*f<»«ii,
'■ Machlnory should bo pqulppril uij^
ovory known Ritfoty dovloo. nnd lho
employer should bo hold llablo In case
of nccldonl--thnt would minimise tho
Blniiglitor of laboring men In this coun-
try,
"This Is tho bost country on earth
—but our people do not underMnnd tho
gravity of this situation. Tho Atnerl*
cati pooplo are ns gmiorouB ns any,
hut limy hnvo not deeply thought out
this quoition of affording safety »o
tho*. who toll m our grent mines and
factories.     Whon llioy nro mtttlo in
AN IMPORTED CHAPEAU
sent
may
coiihI ...      ,       _„
moi'ltnil.   Tlio crown Ti orpurpl^sllk
ribbon, cleverly draped to a. largo brim j
l      •   ' ,    \   *****     •■*   w«**.mP« ui  iHh*. ,
Vnaflfl       Ifl      HHtlnllnMtlt.       _. * •'_      i
A living copy of tho familiar flguro
Ibrn10.'] «,;n^,fi,H,i0 "Prosont ffi
nu I Is Sir Oswald Mosloy. who is
h™.0?vorJ,l_ t0 Ponwlnrl-io wholonicnl
broad. Anil not only hnH Rlr Oswald
oarnoil for hlmnolf tho title, of Jo
null by rc-nHon of his uppeniniic,, i
n bo on nccounl of IiIk clmrnoiorliilop
M(» Ib a country gontlomnn of tho old
Hchool, a keen ngrloulturlsr, a gnat
breeder of sliort-horns, .... os.oRi vo
giirdi'iior, nml poshohhuh ii flno dhih. um
of HrltlHl. birds.   ll„t |,o lakes o mo
Tact S_?T? «""/• M*l»* & »■-
It, \* i"L u f" ,".H kc'(*,» ft moiorlst ns
ho In a lover of liorKoflosli. Ho owns
n numbor of .-ni-H nnd is « promliu t
mombor nr tlio Atiloiriohll-. ci lh
la bocaiiBi. hu ronHldnrs Hint prcsi-nt.
am IMPORTED CHAPEAU -la bocaiis« he poimldor. «lmt nres.-nl.
AmoiiK tho host of'protty cliappaux ",,ny '"dlgoatlon nnd decay of {..oil ■
tent from ncross tho water, thin one ■ ""•. ,t0,fnnoy wh.'t-j bronil Hint Pir ( n.
nay be copied with good-rasiills nt1!!™ B ont'OHr«KlsiK llm'viiingors or
loiiHldnrob y Iobb than tho modol la !jt0*««°n. Hinffs, of which place ho >«
norknil.   Tho crown U of purplo silk Rf,u,,,,i' ,n ,!8> **l-oN'iii«iH brt-au.
Ihlinn. _>U.Vnrlv ilrnnr.4 <__ _.  ..   ..... . ! I        	
roses Is arilsllcaily arrsn'^d °nt n'n '    _ nrnnrp nnlmH x.... iiV„    .,
sido and u_« brim Is llnod with pale-Ing tho woiirtor of rr^k-ti'ts nlm,«
. I ifl nlr a nr  «>...   ___,_._..!_.__,_...   ...        ."
SZW'Zh iii   . Hfc VVtbT
pink silk.
.....        .....,..v,   ,,,   ,,-Biui-nm  lllllll*.   1'in
,hanks of the Asslnlbolno rivor In  io
vlolnlly of AnnstroiiR's  I'oint.    l* o
„,       , „     ,   ,  \'"'ir,lct |R sickly wooded, a     sotno
,!!,"^.°.M.,,K_ .B,.1!,(,e (?*moA 'i'toyal" •n.yfllcry surroundod tho movemenii. ,"t
__-._.,._•_-.*___....  .-*.__.      ___.   __..... tlie* visitor    *  lp-*-"--.-._._ —     *
BLUE IS POPULAR
will nmhnblv he iht* rnlnr mnahv iv.
this  HUinrrii r.    It
bocomlng except
A   vnniw,
nn eninr Ttw-Mv ,vn.. •   imp  vniinr     ix  yn.nw. .....    ,     ...
I i« not particularly ■ ?° ))lfl l'ari Jn «nravp»ng^iVV<*"''l.la_
 ,.,„„.,..,,. to tho lucky posses- ironturo*. -nnd procured a gun, went o t
sprs of /nlr hnir, blue oyes, and clunr i,?,?..one ,<>"?rnoon rccmtly, nnd on
•kin, but nnvy nnd cloudy bluo can bo ' "nhHng tli*. animal burrawliig In t
worn   moru  or lcs> sUccissfully by .,,10,w« b!'oI H In the htud.   On liivriti.
everybody. '   Kfltlon  he wn* _>„_..,_.*_._..■  ._  .,.''""
HON, WALTrn CCOTT
nation ho was surprised' to rind ihi*
i*)o had klllod a boavor. '*'
and
for
do
th«
undormnnd, tlmy win ftr|B<s
mand a greater protoclion
(oilers.
"Thor«*. nro 100 nrrld*>nts each day
In this country, occasioned by « u^
of proper protection to tho toiiorn
Kach nt-* mvontlon In Piiieulmcd to
Incroai*!, tlm number of neefdonts
Thero nrl' S.7.1.M0 workingmen el»her
euch  yonr.     In  (ho  United  Mntes i    . ,
thero nro nt-nrly tl.r«. UmM n, m„.„.   ,  ' '"•* °r W«-   T»'«» tart Ir n rc-mlr...
"lollm kllltil nnd injurod annually mil/ ,ha,|"omt',»»l»>R «hould he done to'
proportion to tho number omployod iih;      .    !,    M"n w,1° ,0,l(, ,wl,er pro-
there nr* In any ol!i«r country.        i "1,"
-Systematic effort, both stato nn.l^nadoTf ""tM,t"- «'■ Wt^'>
national, vhould b. mad* ,0 tutnuiZ^Xt?^^^^^
hoitnr itrnttfllnri from toittry and I-,. 'Y .7/ ,Ub of 8l- LouU ,0 ,p"'»
of life. iMr *M ln 'h*' n'lopflon bt such ni**,
wuuni.   uiu   uio   'Murance rem- mro as will insuw. ir. i-.i«ri. .
Dtnlee of this country paid out 13 wr sr<*n.r ««._,'    1    }     rlu* nmi °
«at of their premium. <Z tltl *™Z ",c*4flrft °r »»fc">- »nd protec
(WH*d or mm In tne United iZCt * tHr ZZlX", °Ut_ ? **' ^"^ m™«™ «< ""••r
i«i«s,c«at or their premiums for Injuries Hon than thoy have now.
equipments oi wnr Is a lesson for Hus
conumiilatlon of tlie jmopio of Ame.
lea.   llfcauin Uu. proposed colebr*tlon
?.{)■'-. iyn^y J>t J'inpe. whloh has
to both Canada and the United Ktates,
may he a powerful mi nnn of Instruction to all iimpIos nKnlust the stiipon*
dou. folly of t,0 "mailed fist" m0thod
of dlsppiing of International disputes.
«j_afa^aw^,toww!r«
How's Thl_?
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ctum!cS_4_"* tm tu""'1 to tutni br iu".
^*Tw _i ru-.» ot _-,,iur*. i.
t-ilMi Hwli 1-imiUy r«l«tut«A«ip.ii_
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PAGE   EIGHT
THE' DISTRICT LEDGER, FEENIE, B. C., JUNE,3,19117
AROUND TOWN
"THE.ISLE 0FSP1CE.1
" "We iwlsh, to call* attention to the
qhauge in the time card of the Great
Northern "which "now goes south from
Pernie, leaving the depot at 1.30 p.m.
"'•" Canadian Bank of * Commerce has
op-ened'a new branch atJGolden, B. C;
so that the gateway town of the Columbia now possesses two banking in
stltutions. J   "   -    -
**" Walter Harwood is now riding about
and occasionally walking afoot with-a
•motor cycle which if bumping over
roughs roads, is.- good for, the liver
Bhould make him immune from hepatic pains. Hip! Hip! Hooray!
/.Stanley Norton, who came here from
Cranbrook, and has' for some time
past been in the employ of the 41
Meat Market as accountant, has been
: transferred - to tho company's Pincher
Creek Branch. During1 his, stay "in
Fernie he has made a host of friends
and though they regret to see him go
sincerely wish that he may prosper
, wherever he locates.
E. M. Turner, of Jamacia L. I. (U.
S. A.) Is the inventor of. a Dictograph
which will catch the slightest sound,
and .so small that it can be readily
1 concealed. , A very'interesting .novel
dealing with the, possibilities of the
use'to which this instrument• can;be
put has been written by'Edwin Bren
holz entitled "The Recording Angel.'
,A VISIT JO  ROME
Mrs. A.'Pizzocolo and"baby,daughter
will leave- the coming week to pay a
visit to Mr'. Pizzocolo's parents in
Rome. Italy, in order * that- grandpa
and grandma may-see their latest arrived relative. *•    -. y,   ry   *•
The trip,will be'.made"via New York
and Naples, this*being, the most .convenient under the circumstances.*4'
HUNNABLE'S
SUCCESS
EAST  .
,IN    THE
We are pleased to report .that the
inventive genius of a local gentleman
is receiving unqualified appreciation in
the Eastern provinces and his many
friends will' be glad to' learn<* of the
success he is making, as showri&by
the subjoined extract from:the Hamil-.
ton (Ont.) Herald v      ~
', "WONDERFUL INVENTION
_■■.'-'
"W.'Hunnable hastened a head office at 14 East'Main treet, where* he
is demonstrating a new window sash
. lock that will shortly be manufactured
in this city'by-hlm. * He is the inven-
7 A very fair house greeted. B. Q,
Whitney's musical" comedy, "Isle, of
Spice" at the Grand Theatre on Wed:
nesday night and we can'say that if
it comes again "when V conditions are
different, to.w'hat obtain at present ow-
ign to' the suspension of work at the
coal mines, and consequent financial
stringency, that there will not be
a vacant seat in the house. It* is excellent, clean and ".wholesome, full of
new quips, jokes, and repartee, with
not a moments dullness from the raising of the curtain until the Finale is.
reached.
There is a decidedly Teutonic flavor
to the utterances of Konnor, whose
name though it smacks of Irish is
supposedly Chinese—voice very fair,
gestures good. Neither Kamorta nor
Teresa have voices of great volume,
though they are sweet in tone and
the latter would appear tb better advantage If she would open her mouth
in the solos and duos as wide as she
does in the choruses. The duet, "You
and I" was exceedingly sweetly. rendered by Teresa, but Lieut .Catchall
was not flexible enough. Bompoka, ln
the hands of Stanley Felch, was given
every point the part affords, and the
song In which he takes the lead "The
Goo-Goo Man* was; given deserved recalls in which the chorus played up tb
him splendidly. "
.The "Song of Nations" was likewise
catchy, and encores were given.
The two comedians, Slusby and
Mickle were simply immense, and like
the corpse at'the'wake, "were.the lifo
of the party."   .      '" *-,  ■*■   ■ 7
The dancing was marked by grace,
but a little more .vim in.some parts
could be added wihout militating '.against their effectiveness.
'\Kashbn, although' somewhat light,
was capably pburtrayed by Mr. Wit"..
Burgess/        ' 77"
The costumes and stage .settings
were all that could be desired* and to
sum up in brief can best do so by saying that it Is just as good.as anything
at present on the road of its class. '
appeared, as if the glass-.in "front had
been slid out; and then but a slight
contact had "been made as only three
sounded * instead . of;-34, as it should
have been if properly sent in., • It is
belieyed that * the1 mischievous individual must'have been disturbed *** by
some-' approaching" foot-passenger
hence "it was . deemed - advisable to
make a getaway. ,' Another evidence
ot the deliberateness"of the act,and
also" _ that it was thought out cunningly "by-a brain that was* not be-
muddled .was, that, the 'electric light
was- switched off," presumably before
the interrupted1' alarm was turned in
CENSUS REPORT
"NAKED, LIGHT AIR," OR<-THEY   ,
"ALWAYS. BLAME THE VICTIMS
COMMENCES JUNE 5th
OTTAWA—A bulletin of'the Census
Office issued recently makes the foi
lowing report of the crops and live
stock of Canada. '   ••  .
.The seeding and growing season for
the whole of Canada has opened late
this year, and the month of April has
been marked by hard frosts. But
May has been favorable to cultivation
of the land, and the rainfall has been
sufficient for healthy^ vegetation/ •
Fall wheat, which* is grown'chiefly
in Ontario and Alberta, showed'an average condition of 82 per cent at the
end of! April, being 89 per cent in
Alberta'and, 81 'per.cent in Ontario.
In Ontario, however, the April" frost'
were destructive in some regions; and
from 12 to 34 per cent of the .areas
sown has been reported as winterkilled. The central' counties," north of
Lake Erie; the loss is 10 per cent.; in
the northern.-counties and districts
12.6 per "cent;' and, In, the, eastern, counties, between the St. Lawrence and Ot-,
tawa rivers, 15. per cent. For-the
whole of Canada the area winter-killed
Is reported to be 21 per cent, and the
per cent*condition'of the growing crop
is'82.'   r{   --' ;_•    ,
Ab'out'*,125_ per cent. of. the clover
'was'iieaved-,out°by'the spring frosts,
and the. average 'condition'.bf the .hay.
and clover at the end of April was 89
per, cent. Alberta.shows better than
any other part of Canada, its average
.being 94%. per cent. Nova Scotia
comes next with 93.75; and iri Quebec,
British Columbia. and Saskatchewan
the 'condition- is over' 90.'. Iri Ontario
it.is, '86_',and.in Manitoba 85 per cent'.
' The,,.per  centage of total seeding
.'.By Thomas F. Kenae.*l/7, / J
,T_ey always blame tlio victim's when
there is a mlbe explosion. •; The first
account that reaches'" the public
through th^'-press alleges or asserts,
or leaves It'to be inferred, that-.it
was, caused "by soriie * miner "opening
his safety'-lamp. '..If the "crowner's
inkwaist" does bring in a verdict placing the blame elsewhere, it is confined to, four, or five lines iri some'obscure part of a back page of the paper.
So.'the rest"*of the-working , class,
whose - sympathies', are naturally, with
the miners," believe that most of ithe
mine explosions aridi fires are caused
by careless or ignorant workmen.
That there are stupid, careless, ignorant miners no one will try to deny,
but not any more than there are stupid
ignorant, careless people In all occupations and in all conditions' of life, from
the most august nabob to the meanest
beggar.      ,
But- in firey mines where safety
lamps' cant.be opened by every,reckless fool: - Indeed/a lamp that any
person cari^c-pen at any time is'not a fusing to patent his lamp
Attractions  galore  are booked  for,
Fernie these days and on Monday next
June- 5th, the Northwest Amusement .....
Co, will make a three days stand here. I completed. at* the. end of April was
"Wr^and^It~ls^ori"e_6r7tlieTfliKst*"inven-
tibn that has been put on.the marlcet
for - Bome "tine. '- The Hunnable sash
lock is attracting the' attention    of
. builders and householders,, and it is
expected that in a short time the factory7 for the manufacture of the lock
will be running full time, - By the use
of'this new scheme a perfect window
sash lock is obtained, and while firmly
looking the window at tho same,time
It allows of the easy raising or lowering' of top or botlon portions to any
height. The new lock does away altogether with all box frames, pulleys,
cords and weights. ', The ■ Invention
gives assurance against outside Intrusion and always gives ventilation.
Its simplicity and strength mean    a
1 good salo of tho article, and lt can bo
adjusted by a child.
Their bill of fare consists of- many
features,*',among, which are a Baloon
ascension, scheduled Vfcqr "3. o'clock
Monday afternoon, ari Athletic entertainment of 22-,dctk; find, in fact; a long
list,of events ior the ,edific£ttion arid
delight" of'the,public.*,,..'        ■"-''    ' ■/
Personal. Note.—I will, give voluntarily and without anyl conditions what
so even 5 per qent1*.!1 all moneys received during these three.days.to the
Miners',, Union.
H. C. WILBUR, Qen. Manager."
", There are 41$, People' employed, and
as they have, neither dining or sleeping cars eyp-ryone pf them goes to* the
hotels; and" pot having any horses
all dniyljifj 'ftlljl *tet.n..n_j Will be done
,by local inehy
WHO  18, THE GUILTY ONE?
Saturday rnldnlght some miscreant
created quite a hubbub and incidental
ly aroused the Just anger of the flro
department by turning in a false
alarm.
From tho appearance of the box ** (ib out "ocT'-pw eentT
21.35.in, Quebec; 44 in Ontario, 47 in
Manitoba, '47.30 in Saskatchewan, 66.81
in. Alberta and 76.90 in British Colum-
Manitoba and/Saskatchewan"had 70
per cent ofthe proposed area of spring
w^eat sov^n at .the end of April, and
Alberta and British Columbia 80 per
.e_tr^"TH^M^itlme""TrovInces™h"ad"
scarcely' made a beginning of seeding
operations at' the end of. April, and
iri Quebec"barely one-fourth of the
spring ^.heat, oats and bai-ley were
sown. ' In Ontario151 per cent of the
spring wheat was In the ground, 44
per1 cent of the oats and 42-V^ per cent
of the barley.. " .  :, ■
* The report on the condition of live
stock is good for all the provinces,
being 95 for Horses, 92.43 for milch
cows, 90.56 for other cattle, 93.32 for
sheep and 94.51 for swine. \ Alberta
ls below 90 for horses. Manitoba, Sas
katchewan and Alberta for milch cows,
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and
British Columbia for other cattle, and
Aliiwt and Hritish Columbia for sheep;
but generally ; the   condition ranges
safety, lamp at" all. . The only real
safety lamp is one that cannot be opened without destroying it and extinguishing'the.41ght. Such lamps were
designed ih'^ngland fifty years ago,
arid but" fpr tliem the deep firey mines
of the United Kingdom would ■ have
been abandoned long ago. .''
"The < most-fool-proof of these unop-
enable lamps is the one "that can be
opened only /with a powerful electric
magnet,' vj-"hith,Ms''-kept" in the"'lamp-
house outdoors."' I/do'not know how
extensively this kind of a lock is' used,
but-1 do know-that.a.great many are
used in the mines of western Pennsylvania. ..•'"?■ ttjV ■';', •'■ ., . - ,
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But with1 the most-perfect of safety
lamps, secured with a, ten-horsepower
electric mdfenet,- explosions-have' occurred arid", will occur, in-firey mines
where the""air is "stagnant and the gas
which''pen.e^tes. the coal and dust
which Is prod-iced in the mining o'per--
ations,' is allowed to accumulate. '7
' Everybody has'seen the fire fly from
the end of-a*""stonecutter's pick -or
chisel; "' ' Until \the invention of mat-"
ches' fifty' yeai's* ago. 'this was the usual method df obtaining fire, striking
steel with." _fln.' and depending .upon
the spark'*,1:o« light1 tinder. .The first
time you' visit'a museum examine the
old .lint-rock muskets, which depended
for a spark/from flint to explode .th-*"*-
charge..'--Coal' Itself will, cause7a
spa*-k-to fly-when struck with steel,
hut/_t_-thousarid.tlmes7w.oi_.se__,than_th«iL
coal- are the.-' little nuggets. compose,
of sulphur'."and > other. substances'. called "binders."'tv These struck wlth'"ste^l
will often.giv-fc a spark equal'to flint;
All bllumfaious coal contains these Ut-
tl*? ruggets, .ome/more, some less.
- From this"'it!can ho seen that every
blow* struck by. every miner in an imi:
properly ventilated, gaseous mine maj.
by producing-a spark, cause an explosion; With'those "millions of chances
occurlng every day,.Is-there, when an
explosion ocqurs, tho slightest excuse
for blamng the-vlctlms?
,,,1-t is crimlri*dl, llcksplttle'prostitutlon
for the''fpre6srt6';*give'currency after
every explosion to' thiB lie that the
victims are to blamo. • Thin He Is Invented by the-real'criminals so as to
oscapo the "consequences'.
.- But worse than the sparks and what
has. made -the safest-.of' safety" lamns
mere farces,- hypocritical ■pretenses' bn
the part of the1 mine.";operators.-ja .the'
introduction" of ..elWrlcity/^into/tlie
mines. Anybody with eyes'niuWt' have
seen.the sheet of flame that-issue from'
both trolley and "wheels of an. electric
street cai. The electric "locomotive
used in the mines' does exactly /the
saine'thing all daylong,.. The motoy's
used to drive the^cutters" in the innermost recesses of "many, mines, "whore
the danger is greatest,', are /bound to
spark more or,less. , , ■ /. -^ /' '<*/
*■.* No electrical contrivance .or current
whicli will give off sparks-should .be
tolerated in a* mine where it is necessary to use-safety lamps. Indeed/if
the miners were all of my .way of
thinking the world would' go without
coal and other mineral" products until
all mines were-sufficiently ventilated
to allow, the miners to work with.naked lights. -. No human,being shbald
be asked to work in air ln which a
naked light will not burn without caus-"
ing an explosion;     *-    .
I have often ..praised* Sir Humphrey
Davies because of his generosity,in re-
Still,'If a
safety lamp had never been invented
it would have been better for the miners, becauso.means' would have been
found to ventilate mlnes'so well that
no safety, lamps Would ever be needed.
There should-be a ventilating current'in every mine strong.enough to
carry off all dust and gas which might
form* explosive-mixtures/"-.
Just as long as dust, arid gas are
allowed' to accumulate/ Jri * bodies „' in
mines there is bound tb be/explosions.
*' A" mule* steel shoe'? striking ■- a steel
rail will cause a sufficient spark to explode certairi mixtures of, gas,,' air and
dus£ Even the hob-nailed shoe of a
miner, striking a-rail may cause '.It,
■while the .sledges." .picks and, drills of.
-the^miners, are producing sparks of
more or-Jess,volume'in all parts of
v -.   _— - - i
the mine every ■minute," of, the day..
' • I desire to go ori" record here and
now in cold, black printers' ink with a
prediction that'mine ' explosions will
coritiniie and .miners'.lives *.will be{ sacrificed until there is a ventilating" current running ■' through,- every mine
strong enough to carry off all explosive; matter."* _*■'.' - /••'. .'■' •' •_ ' ' "■. '
■ This would make the operation of all
deep', firey riilhes more expensive. Jt
would-require more and bigger fans;
more'and larger, shafts and tunnels. It
it       -" > r    , . .''.       ..... ,.'
might cause the abandonment of some
extremely, hazardous operations.
<,Of course", all those who'set" profite'
above* human life .wili'' denounce "this
as ■ impractical,, visionary,' dreaming!'
It'isTrior impractical ;Tit~i8~6nly""expeii'
sive/'and in,, the, -tong^ run. when we
take into account the destruction of
property only, it is doubtful if It /is
more expensive than .the present." -, ', -
: '.'Naked light,.,air'-',..should be the
slogan of the miners in striving for ari
improved mining .code, and not a complicated affair that takes a Philadelphia lawyer to interpret, and . which
finally can bo Interpreted so as to jail
a few careless miners while, the owners
of Pancoast Colliery and Cherry -get
off with the payment of some money
to the widows	
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. selling, values that .cannot be duplicated elsewhere.'"
-. y. We save money for dtliers—why not! for you?''
" Beckett's Blue, 3; pkts for '....../..--..' 10c.
1 lb. Pkt Ammonia ....,.,   He.
■ Combination Shoe Dressings, white tan, black -'
- Ox blood* .. — .......-....'...  ,.... /,',/   i8o.
„■ 2 lb. Tins Preserved Strawberries' ..........., 15c.
. 2 lb. Tins Preserved*Plums    IOc.
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' 1 lb. Glass*Jars Potted Game and Meats,...., '15c.
, Toasted Corn Flakes, 3 pkts for..... 7.    25c.
1 '.Common,Clothes Pins, per doz _';..':.;, /; ;#-  '2c.
Canada First Cream 20 oz. tins, 11 tins for. i$1.00..'
; Royal. Household Flour, 3.00 lb.-sac^'s .-... -.-.$3.25
.   Royal.IIousehold Flour, .50 lb. sacks
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-' Assorted Cake" Iceings, per pkt., r. .7 *.■..;.,.     9c.
--   '3 lb. Pail Pure. Leaf, Lard/"... //.*..    45c.'
5 lb. Pail Pure Leaf Lafd,...^. .:.{y 75c.
.' --|l0 -lb.'.Paii/Pure Leaf* Lard"..*'..
J-    1 GaL Stone "Crocks. Mixed Pickles .*
*■ Best'Japan Rice, 5 .lbs for ...,....../
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Commencing on Monday, June 5
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Easy tonns, Address A. J.B.
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Athletic Circus, Free Shows
Here it is, Waiting for 11
' FOU SALliJ—Brirgaln, for quick pur-
chasor—Ono.Aoro of land ■ ln ■ West
Pornlo, Apply, LodRor Offlco. .    40*4t
20 AotCfl of flno Land at $30 por
aero, covered with tamnrao and codnr.
Also ono lmlf ncre lot, $150. Apply,
J. MoLaughlnn, Wont Fornio.    40--M
MONIflY TO LOAN—M. A. Knutnor
Fornio nnd district for tho Colonial
InvoBtmont Compnny, nnd la propnrod
to ndvnnco monoy on biiBliies*. blocks
nt a reaBonnblo rato of Intorost,
FOR BALK—Two EnKlluli null Tor*
rlor . two nnd half yonrs old, $2G; or
will sell aopnrnto; unrolntod, W. Par-
noil, Fomlc, n, C. ,   , "
22 Big Acts-All New and Original
Best Show of its kind under canvas.    156 people
No Dining Cars or Sleepers.   The money is
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spent is town.    A good jolly crowd ,„;
WANT13D—A DrcBsmnUor und - a
talloroBS, Juet arrlvod, propnrod to do
nil work In tlieir respective -calllnns.
For iinrtlriiliiri* nnnlv T,<»(l-?-*r Off Ion.
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Watch for Balloon Ascension Monday at 3 p. m,
TO UENT.-*-Throe-rooniod modern
Uunplow on Mel .leruon , Avonuo,
Plnstorod and woll finished. Apply,
Wm, fl, Penruon, McPherson Ave.
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A big variety of ,what is'newcst in' '' •*,  '
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Women's
Waterproofs
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1 On Thursday between Suddaby's
Drug Store nnd Pellat Avenue Knst,
via P. O. anil City Hall, a brooch, circular tn '•JhiH-e, outer rtm ot Scotch
pebbles, bloodstone and asate, centre
8llv.tr thtttllu, atnethyidt forming flow-ar.
Finder please return same to M!m
Daniel*, co. Wllk-fs' TtoardinK lTous«,
Pellrit Ave. 40-t-f.
WANTBD-Offors for stumplntc and
clukrluK lota . 'm\x\ T. IHovW _.'}. FuiUlu
Annex., Apply, to h. P. Eckstein.
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Oravonotto Coats, in darlc Grey and Olive Covert
Cloths, made in either seven-eighth of full length;
semi jittod backs, stylish' collar and u' very sor-
vicoable coat for any season; $8.75
' In Navy and Black, rathor light weight, semi-
fitting, full lengths, mado with tho popular'Presto'
Collnrs, a stylish coat for $13.75
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Same style iu Grey and Olive Covert; Qffoots,
$13,7fi,
Paramctta Coat, n reliable waterproof'without
rubber, full length, semi-filtlng, made with inili-
tary lapel or "Presto" collars, prices $10.50, $14,60
and $18.76.
Rubborlzod Coats, in Shophord's Chocks,   vory
offoctivo coats, semi-fitting backs, full length, roll ,
collar; price $10,60 *--
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Tn Twilled Bilk offocts, samo Rtylcs as'above, in '
Fawns, Kiseda and Groys, prico $12.50
, Samo styles in Shadow Stripes, in Navy. Greens
and FawriB, at $16.00 - ■-    ■ "
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Auto Coats; Mauish, Tailored Sleovo, broad back,
a dependable .garment whon a gonuino waterproof
is required.    Prlco $16.00.   '7 ' 7 '.
■* Childress !\Vash Dresses
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ranging from 85o, to $2,25, Theso drcjaos aro particularly woll mado nnd thoroughly good fitter...
nnd the prices are sueh tlmt it pays to buy them
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