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The Official Organ of Efistrict |To. Ifc.UJJl.W.-of A.
'-^Po^i^l *5_ni^p j_ Strength
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Going to^ Lethbridge to
- Pick.off the.Big Prize
f 7 in .Competition J:
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' .  The Fornie' Italian-Band, -which, officiated at .the coronation, celebration
certainly looked swagger in their new
uniforms, ajnd as we .understand gave
their services free, are entitled to a
hearty 'vote "of- thanks -from- the citizens, and furthermore,,,we hope that
just as soon as practicable1 still -further
- material "assista*nce>wlll _bey given to
this-worthy aggregation who are, providing such excellent musical ■ recreation to the ."community.,     .We know
the citizens hope to, see them-win the
prize "at Lethbridge", Band Contest in
• August, and if the efforts oMTofesBor
'" Zaccaro.-meet with the co-operation,of
:jthe members of;,the band by regular
attendance, at practice tbe result is*a
7fOregon.-*conciu.lofirr?: ■*-- * r   ■ ,ryjy
By R. P.- P.   -„.
.- A local of the International Brother-'
hood of Electrical Workers (Reid) has
been formed at Regina/with .G."* V. P.
Mopjeau as organizer.   - \ _ ""
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Vancouer.Tradesand Labor Council
bas -elected a Union Label Committee
consisting' of Dels^ England, printer;
Fentoh, street railway employee, and
Pouser, clgarmaker. > Chairmaai England aays.Vthe demand for the union
label, accomplishes in a peaceful way
what we seek to accomplish by strike."
A list;of houses handling, union goods
is being compiled and reported to each
meeting of tha central labor body."
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,' • Winnipeg Trades arid Labor Council
has 46 unions affiliated .with It, reprer
sentlng a membership of 5.030. * There
are a number of unaffiliated unions,
ipcluding the railway brotherhoods.
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.. Vancouver teamsters and laborers
are being organized by the Industrial
Workers of the, World.
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An "opon" shop" town- is invariably a
cheap'town. ''•*.'■■"•
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A daily, paper,-publiished by the con-
eiitlon committee of Vanvouver Typo.
Union was; one of. the? attractions of
Made-ik-Canada Fair'In,Vancouver this
week: .y  -, -    - 7 '■   -*''/     ;--* ,    •;
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*. The, International'Typographical Union has decided to abolish-piece-work,
_£___Oto7of J2,8I9___to7li_017.   . The
JULY   4th
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v *' The Coleman Lodge of the Friendly
,Order;of^Eagle.s,will.-mako a great
\ flutter on'.'tlie'^ fourth ot 'Juiy;';and*-ali
' who come""'will-'.bo*tako_1"under -thb
j protection  of  their , wings,   be * they
- owlets,^ buzards','* eaglets or full* fledged
wearers of the emblem of* the ordo-.'. *
,As entertainers the members of this
* organization  enjoy a" splendid reputation, and  they  are-making, every
effort to outstrip all.past records on
July 4th, ,so request that every one
bears.In mind that- .
Tho F, 0. E. ot„Coleman wll colobraie
on July 4th. '   .''.,..
Representatives *o/'Operators and
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:--Minisworl^s{10ll-'''irfy:.to Effect
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Coronation Services will ho hold, ln
Christ Church (Anglican) Sunday next
at 11 n.m, and 7,30 p.m., and at tho
Inttor sorvlco a spocial soripon will bo
• Elections for offlcors of Gladstone
Local for tlio ensuing terra will talto
plnco Monday nnd Tuosdny. Voting
at Conl Crook In tlio Club Hnll, nnd In
I-'ornlb In .'lio Secretary's Offlco. Elections for eheckwelghmon (4) vlll
- talco plnco at tlio, snmo tlmo.
amendment t was "Introduced *by -Salt
Lake .City,* a piece-work' town.     *-*■*.,,
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/''"With"vtlie workers" efficiently .organized , Industrially, bound together
by the common-tie,-of tlieir enlightened self Interest, they, will just, as, naturally and inevitably' express their
economic solidarity In political "terms
and cast a united vote for the party
of their, class as'the forces of nature
express, obodleiice to the laws olf-* gravitation.'—Eugene Debs.  7,   •...   "
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I, The building-trades strike in-Vancouver at this datet(June 21) remains
the same. , All unions are standing'
firm, with a few dissensions; and un.
loss the .employers change their attitude the Btruggle promises to be lorn,
and bitter. Building operations are
nt a standstill,'except for a fow where
It Is porablo.for nonunion carpontork
or bricklayers to do lho work.
. It" is a matter of great regret that
the conciliation board which is investigating the coal miners' strike has decided'against'publication of all the details in'connection with the mining of
coal, says the Calgary. Albertan. Of
course the details are published upon
one.side and the facts and figures are
given a grout prominence when the operators 'can show a very small margin of profit, biit when the margin is
very great, as is undoubtedly the case
in the majority of cases, the operators
decline to give any publicity.
One-of the features of the Conciliation act-is-that through it intelligent
public* opinion may be formed.0 But
that cannot- be if the. information is
witiThPiii.        ' '    : "-
" «The.Fire.arid Pit Bosses Association, willfbold a ^meeting
at the.imperial Hotel, Frajik,
Alta.,'and att entitled to attend
; Meeting, called .at  7   p.m.
'Saturday, -rJune* 24th.*
ings in connection with the coal dispute .to"'a"close.t ' !     '
Dr! Gordon was   duly. interviewed
when he,reached the famous C. P. R;
II. Wilmer, formerly ln tho account-
Ing dopt. of P. Burns Co, hero has ro-
eolved an appointment In tbo' samo
dopartmont nt thoir Calgary headquar-
tors. . , , .     '    .-
For sovoral months past lio has boon
visiting In Portland, Or., and Lowls-
ton, Idaho, but although ploasod with
his trip, exprossos groat' satisfaction
at bolng back ngnln In Canadn.
<• Publicity 'should be' given to this
very information' at the present time,
so:that the Western coal users might
learn why, they are paying such an
outrageous price for coal. -' The public
has alright,to know these facts; Coal
companies..-are' supplying the public,
The coal is taken from the land owned
by tho publld. The .public does the
." The rule that has been' laid down by
Chairman Mabee of the railway commission that all documents submitted
to that body aro open to the public
ls one that' could well be' adopted by
the members of the conciliation board.
-^The Dally News.
•After the Bonrd concluded Its deliberations In Michel on Friday ovenlng
tho mombors thereof doparted east and
west to attend to various ottf-fi* matters
fn, the tlmo intervening botwoon Friday and tho resumption of deliberations on Tuesday morning.
Chairman Gordon wont straight tb
Banff, as tho mlnos in that country, Can-
more and Bankhead, nro the last" to
oomo within tho scope of tho. enquiry,
and when tho investigation regarding
them is concluded, tho summing up
nnd delivery of tho Boards vordlct,
will bring that portion of tho proceed-
the committees - stating, in /part, that*
now, so far as the investigation itself
was concerned, that there was nothing more to do as that portion of the
boards labors had been practically completed hence - there were only two
courses now left open, either to effect-, an* immediate , settlement w^th
the' Qo-operation of the Board' as intermediary and thereby start an" early
resumption of coal mining operations,
or allow matters to remain In suspense
pending the formal report of the Board.
After expressions of opinion on the
subject were-uttered by the various
members of both committees as to
which was ths more desirable course
,toc adopt,  at the  suggestion  of the
Large Crowd Visits
On the Holiday
'r '
Tuesday night .old Jupltor Pluvlus
nnd Boanol'gos hold lilgti carnival
throughout tho valloy as a proludo
to tho colobrntlon of tlio morrow,
Xlianks to tliolr unitod efforts tho
nlr was coolod, tho'stroots liberally
Bprlnklod nnd most of tho dust was
out of commission whon old.Sol mado
his appearance carl/ Friday morning
and was on his good b-oimvlor through-
out tho ovontful day.   "
In th'o mornlnirl-MO school children
iftarclicd In lino from tho Contral
school togolbor with tho ropresontn-
tlvos of othor civic and fraternal bod-
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lntt  •.YMiu-r* to tbe rttxcw Xttvixx of thn
Coal Co.
Tho Fornio Italian and tbo Salvation Army Bands playod suitable airs
on routo, and tbo former was likewise
<"j 'J-X-V it X^t* vir.rmo nvo-ntfl •".•nrlrir**
tlio courso of tho day.
The wagorut of tho fire laddies woro'
docked out In gaudy attlro and thoy
aro entitled to groat credit for tho excellence of tho nrtlstlc effect-* produced.
THE DAY'ft D01N08
Prom tbe stops of tho Coal Company's offices Mayor Bloasdoll addressed the assembled crowd expressing regret at Inability to p»rUc!p*to owing
to a hurry-up call from Jaffray ror hU
atUndanco hi coronor. Tho wost-*
bound train wai already In the sta-
■watering-place and"lsrreporteaTto"h"ave
said that lie regretted that ho arrangement .to have the mines operated pending the board's decision had been reach
ed. -The report further- states that he
(Dr.-"Gordon) thought that both sides
would abide by tho finding of the board
and that he entertained great hopes for
the" resumption-'of work-in the near
future. , ,        -    -
On Tuesday morning. held Its first
sossion at Banff, Alta., but nothing
was elicited that would have any direct effect upon the, controversy. The
company storo quostion at the H.'W,
McNeil Company at Canmore, came In
for considerable discussion.
Tho Secretory of Canmoro Local 1378
gavo evidence regarding wages for 1910
and .the early part of 1011. Ho also
spoko about tbo giving of jobs bolng
affected by a man's business dealings
with the store, Evldenco re-j.ii'lng
brlquottlng at the Bankhead mlno concluded thi: mornings doings.
Tho afternoons session was closed lo
tho pubflc. Tlio cost qf.productton at
tho various mines wns,.under consideration, This tormlnntod Tuesday's
Thursday morning whon tbo sessions
opened, Chnlrmnn  Gordon   addrosBOd
but,if they all fell due at the same
time he wouldn't break ar»y law..
We say that the United Mine' Workers of America is one big union, but
I say it Isn't, but is divided into as
many parts as there are districts.
Twenty-five twenty-fifths may equal
when talking about sums, but lt doesn't when" it applies to unionism, and
one district ls'mining coal which is
sold to tlie companies that-buy from
the one that is, out on strike. We
know that the, coal companies will
kick, but they do that any way, and
of course, it suits them to have us
divided, but it''doesn't suit us, so I
have been thinking that if we. want to
be'. ONE-BIG UNION we, ought.to
agitate for one date foi; the fixing of
all agreements. I know, that, we all
don't think" alike, but as The District
ledger as well' as The Mine Workers'
Journal are for us to use to express
our ideas in, I hope tbat some of the
brothers will read what I have written
iand whether they agree with-me or
not they will write to^these two papers
and say what their ideas are on, the
Let us discuss the subject and then
the" District, Officers as well as the
International can, take, it up when
they go to their conventions.
Perhaps ' I shall ' have something
more to.,say another'time, but this
is enough just now, but I bope the
brothers will think over what I have
written. ',      ' '   '    '     „,' ■'
- *  '     Yours truly, 7 , ,'
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Streeter Puts Local Mitt
Artist to Dreamland
For Several Hours
moved by Lewis Stockett and seconded
.by Clem ,- Stubbs,    and   unanimously
agreed to by both committees: " _
"As 'committees 'representing the
two parties interested, we now( offer
■  the board our, hearty co-operation In
. seeking^ to effect an Immediate' set-
.'' tlement rather than wait' for the formal decision of tho Board."
This resolution was-unanlmously carried,-after  whicli  adjournment,  subject to the call of the chairman,- was declared!    ",,.''
' Further meetings'are being held today with a view to tho course to pur-
surj in carrying out tho object of the
resolution.       °
It is expected .that noxt week the
representatives of tho mineworkers
will visit + the various parts of District 18 and give full dotalls of what
has boen dono und discuss tho mnttors
Involvod ln nil tliolr bearings So far
as tho mlnoworkors nro concornod thoy
will dotormlno just what conditions
thoy nro willing to accept, and' tho
mombors of tho Exocutlvo Board will
bo governed accordingly. Thb above
Is tlio truo description of tlio present
stngo of the controversy and all rumors
of'a dlfforont character should not bo
glvon any crodonco whntsoovor.
Local Painter Tries to'Cross River in
. ,, <.Vt*!"
Canoe and is Drowned—Body not
Yet: Recovered
The boxing contest, which ln reality
was  an unadulterated  exhibition of
slugging between  Streeter  ot  Cranbrook and Dragon,   of   Fernie,    was
brought to a finish in the 9th round
by tho counting out of the latter nam- >
ed.    From the Opera Dragon was con-'
veyed * to the hospitalJ in a state of
unconsciousness, where it was found
upon examination he had received m- °
juries affecting the brain, evidently'a *
clot of blood causing pressure thereon.   '
His pulse was far ..below normal and
his condition considered extremely crl- ,*
tical. ' We are able to report that he**
has regained consciousness.and- more .
encouraging hopes are entertained'1-of
his recovery than at first expected.
Visitors *wlll not be allowed, and his .
friends can show, their kindness best
by- not asking to see, him for* a few
days yet as absolute rest is necess.ivy.
/ O S. Carlisle, a painter who lives
down in .Cedar Valley, while attempting to "cross"from his home to an Island in a canoe, was drowned.
•' At tho time of going to' press the
body had not been recovered.
ohmor and Honnoll mado speeches suitable to tho occasion, tho remarks of
tho formor bolng ropontodly punctur-
od by tho oar splitting reports of tho
roynl saluto consisting of 21 sticks of
dynamite capnbly manipulated ot J. -de
Following tho spoochos thoro woro
a numbor of chlldron contest* for lho
various prizes. To glvo a comploto
list of all who took part Is out of tlio
question owing to tlmo nnd spneo.
noborornor won tho 100 yards. Yates
tlio wrestling match; Bingham tho 2
milo raco,   ,Tho browory toam tho
l,,,.. ..,.„.. fintii HrnnXr i\,f frxi\tX\t,XX
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•match•, Ornnhro-VI*: w*r«-Aft«vlvlc_iowi In
the baseball match. Tho ovonhig'i.
entertainment glvon by tho mombors of
tho Young Mon's Athlotlc Association
wno acknowledge by all who wltness-
ftX Xt thr, mnm enlnvnWn pnrt nf th-*.
day's1 program. Tlio boys .acquitted
themWe-s magnificently and both to
thoniBOlvos and tbelr Instructor a
hearty appreciation was furnUbod by
tho spontaneous and energetic hand
clapping that greeted, tlio various
stums. Wes Owens (Instructor) und
Honry Munkwltt as clowns kept the
crowd in roars of laughter by their
comical and likewise well-eie-cuted
performance* through tho evenings -on-
tortalnment. Everybody bad.a good
tlmo and wo hoard of no slnglo Accident to mar tho days proceeding*, so
I nm n coal minor, and havo boon
thinking (don't amllo, dear readers)
that porhaps If I put somo of my
thoughtB on paper they might bo of
intorost to somo of my follow-workorB,
I nm not much of a hand at writing, nnd so will JiiBt tell a plain story
In a plain, simple way; for I am moro
usod to a pick thnn a pon.
Por tho past 30 years I havo followod
off and on tho conl digger's Job, both
In this country and tho old country,
and so know somothing about a collier's life both Its up and Its downs,
I havo be-on a union man ovor slnco
I was old enough to join nml I am
going to stay ln as long as I nm
working Jn tiio mlnos, bocmiso I
know that by helping ono another we
holp oumolvos. As It Is wo often boo
tho companies g-et aftpr a mnn thnt
has tho manhood to stnnd up for his
rights, but as a rule thoy don't do It
a chance to got back at blm ln such a
way that tho union cannot mako a
kick, but In * a non-union enmp thoy
don't hava to hldo their purposes and
many a tlmo a man who has a kick
coming Is too afraid to register it for
foar of 'losing his job. So thero Is
ono advantage thnt a union mnn has
ovor tho non-union man; ho hats loss
danger of bolng fired than If ho did not
havo a union  to  back him up.
Slnco April 1st wo haw boon out of
work nnd If wo hnvo not mado any
monoy wo hnvo not sufforod much, bocauso th omonoy Is coming from our
brothers In othor districts to koop
us, Of courso, I know thnt this Is
because wo have paid out our monoy
to lta lp othors when thoy woro out on
striko, wo could not expect to got this
this If wo did not keep one another
vory good so far as It goos, and as
I snid, boforo, tim going to stay with It
until somothing bottor turns up and
that's why I nm n onion man.
I said In lho stnrt. I had boon think*
Mount Fernio Lodge, No. 47, I. O. 0.
F.i will observe . Sunday (to-morro)
Juno 25th, as Decoration Day and all
brother Odd Fellows are requested to
gather at he K. P, Hall at 2 p.m. sharp,
where the procession will form, marching to the cemetery and thero decorate
tho graves of departed brothers. Visiting brothers mndo welcome.
Ester Roboknh Lodgo will nlso tnko
pnrt In tho ceromonlos and all sister
Robcknh's will plonso moot at tho K.
P. Hnll at tho nbovo hour—2 o'clock
sharp.    ,
WIT  FROM   THE   '«CROW»8"   NE8T
as opon aa they do when ho Is not In
tho union.    Thoy wait until tlioy _ioo|tng. and so will now toll you whnt I
tion when h« was rushing past-the what could you wUh (or wort*. W-.ii
King Edward Hotel.    Ei-Mayors Her-1 and girls?
havo boon.)thinking about: Wo havo
boon told often enough that It Is a
good plnn to lmvo contracts slgnod up
fortwo years, bocauso wo know then
Just what w,e can expect. Wo don't
bocauso whon slack tlmo comos a lot
of us got laid off nnd olthor hnvo to
go somewhere elso to look for a Job
or olso tako clumcos of belli*, put buck
on again. It ls thoso slack Minos
whon tho bosses can pick out tlto mon
thoy don't want working for thorn;
of courso, tho pit committees will go
to tlto mnnngomont and say the men
shall bo put bnck to work according
to tliolr turns, but tlioy ofton can got
hy this by offering a job that the
mnn won't tnko.
I havo been thinking that instead ot
having tho agreements In tlio differ*
ent district* nil flnlub cm different
dntos, thoy nil should -ond nl tbo snmo
tlmo, becauso In that wny tbey could
not hnvo tho miners In ono district,
working full time and put on moro men
too, ho ns to supply tho conl to tho
plncos whero tho mon nro out.
ft olrttmfl mn no r\nnftv Mint If n vnnn
pftcs Jo work In the.ii. mln«vn horo ba is
called a scab, nnd nt tho snmo tlmo
if bo goos-over to Montana and gets
work thoro and llio coal Is sent into
this country ho keeps on pnylng
■MrH-*-**- It^nefltfi out of the watton h-Vi**
gol for -llffKhif. coal that goos Into (lio
mnrk _ where there Is a striko nnd fn
this wny he's giving ton cents holp
to the union men on hlA assessment
and tbo othor ninety cents nut of tho
dollar to tho companies. Do doesn't
ililr.U I.-*'--. . 'dbblng, b.-.iu,st_ l.c U
keeping paid * up, but  If he doesn't
Hllio-i-.  Ull- t ...il hit dl-.** dtrutt, Mt -tvllAt'S
tho difference In the long run? If
tl.i iy- is sny, I'd like Mimebo-!'/ to *how
vv. Of courso, whon thero Is an
ngr^cmfnt he Is brooking the law of
t.i<> J*i'i*J If hi.* quits In **.*j*-.'-iliy, bin
iU  ml.iakc ti tu tuu.u* tie agree
Wo notico that In llio headline of
Tho Lothbrldgo Dally Herald, "Crowing
of King Qeorgo." Tlio "lion" was left
out, as our frlond from London would j tho report snys,
< INDIANAPOLIS, June. 17.—Detective
William J. Burns-was-to-day indicted
on a chargo of kidnapping lh connection with the removal ot John J. McNamara to Lbs Angeles for alleged
complicity In the dynamiting of the Los
Angeles Times.     McNamara was In-n
dieted in connection with alleged dyna-'
mltlng.    In nil tho grnnd Jury returned eight   indictments   ln   connection
with.tho McNnmura and Burns enses.
It ls reported that tho eight Indict-,
ments returned Includo ono against
Deputy Sheriff Hosslck, of Los1 Angeles, '
The report of tho grnnd jury upholds
tho action of Govomor Marslmll In
honoring lho - roriuosltlon for McNamara, and nlso onuurscs Polico Judge
Junius Collins, of Itidlnnupolls, In Issuing tho wnrrnnt for McNnmarns arrest.
Tho roport condomns tho mothods of
Dolcctlvo DnriiB in spiriting McNnmnra
out, of the city without an opportunity
to secure counsel.
"Dynamiting Is an atrocious crlmo."
but kidnapping to
express It.
equally Indcfonslblo.'
Murdoch McKenzie
Killed Near Jaffray
Murdoch Mackenzie,'n logger, In tho
employ of tho East Kootonay Lumbor
Co,, nt Jnffrny, while ut work about
six milos out In tbo woods was helping to load n car whcit ho wrni struck
by a log falling from tho top of iho
ili-ik, and when It was IIftod from hiti
with a liirun numbor of rooms for
Htudents nml teneliors, together with
two reception romiiH."' Tlio enst, building Ih tlio lioys* rosldonco In which
thero are similar numbor of rooms,
with pnrloi'H nnd room for staff,
The sinff for tlio Now Collogo In
imi»l»'. cIwhIch, English and modern
body ho was dead, having boon kill*!  hingu«iKeH l.rmk-kcoplng nnd shorthand
,   . . ,       JmiitlieniiitlcH nud science, expression
Instantly.    Decease _ waa a native of! „„,, Illiy(l|nl| pi|U||w ,|nvo „,, bfiM, on.
Prlnco llii|>ort. iHlnnd.
(gaged,     I'-wnnR of outstanding srhnl-
Coronor lllosiloll  was cnllod nnd a'nrsblp nml Hiirceasful evpcrlcncn lmvo
verdict of Accidental Death glvon,
The now Mount Itoynl College, Cnl-
..... J     .A    ,„ tiiWli,    \-..**.*.|-HH.0.4,    AttU     ft t>_
bo ready for tho oponlng of classos In
all department by September Int.
1011. Tho hulldltiR will bo vory comploto In ovory wny, and thoroughly furnished throughout
:tx'cn secured.    The coiiihch of study
t   ,, ■   i     hi      i   , ,  i   .  nt     . i
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'tbo x\f*n rntMidnr. vb-lfb tf now tn
'tbo prlntcrn lm.id«. Any Informntlon
j conn-mini, (lotnlls will bo gladly fur-
Inlshe-d by tlio principal, Uov, 0. W.
Kerby. R. A.'
A mmiRlur celebration will bo given
hi r-.lt-->. uc nn'Dominion I)<i>*, and iih
In the basementjn^ptcndiil programme of sports has
which U I.IkU und light, there >«lll be Uvi. .trr.tnK4.il U.r li U (uiiKilnii.t. Mi-
found the kitchen, pantry, dlntng-lmll,: iwctcd thnl tlio towns along (lie Pass
liU'.iM_!uild tu It* lit *.■ aud liiitUUitl U'lilulu* • iu llu- tit lull) v. Ill let. ttlmtml (lt-pf-pi*-
rooms, nlso tho laundry and boiler | lat-nd on July lat.
room. On th. main floor will bo the- Kverjltofly,!* assured that If they
offlf«s nnd llbrnry. the- *ronscn«foa'!como they .11! -enjoy themselves aa
of music, commercial and acailcmlc r. capable committees havo tho vnrl-
cliailon nxwii* and tbe principal's r. (ous ft_iuriM In hand and will .welte »
aldcttcc.     The v.'Ci'.t tiutl-itaifi wilt lnj.lu.arly rwcptluu—
ments signed up the way they are,i tho ladles' residence and Is provided
"nolle-tiie or Itust on July fuit." _* >> ■ _" "^  -,-■
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A" most significant letter appears
in the London Times from an Asiatic
, correspondent, who insists that China
■ and Japan will-soon enter the-Industrial markets of the world as competitors of European manufacturers. He
leaves the inmpression tnat to meet
, the coming crisis European worWng-
" men should cease dreaming of old,age
pensions, and impossible schemes -of
social'reform and face tho fact that
the struggle for existence Is to grow
still keener for, thom/ While tho
workingmen1'are likely to ultimately
solvo tho problem by far dlfforont
moans than thoso suggested by tho
writer,* bis viewpoint as to tho changing, conditions in Asia is well worth
reproducing.     Ho says, in part:
A Vision of the East
"Is it thc East or the West that Is
dreaming?"  tlie  wanderer asks himself as* he  watches' tho fog drifting
throught the cheerless streets, blotting
out the, sky, and wrapping the city in
a brown pall. lit by glimmering lamps.
He broods over tho memories of things
seen, not dimly, like those vague swift
shapes  that  flit  through .tho gloom,
but clean-cut   beneath   the   morning
light of the East   Forests of smoking
factory chimneys, owned' by' brown,,
men,  managed by brown  men, .with
swarms of workers who. will readily
toil   twelve1or fourteenhours  a '"'day
for a pittance of a-few 'coppers; vast
arsenals, where are made all weapons
from great guns to .rifles, with out any
western  supervision;'   drea'd    battleships, manned and armed and and con-,
trolled and fought without .the aid of
•any. white' man; *.the  multitudinous
cities of Asia, -rich., and   prosperous
and growing—and awake. Vast plains
of waving wheat, illimitable stretches,
•of green rice fields, dense and inex-
-haustible forests, wide-brimming; riv-
thiir meant far more than a Japanese
victory. It was hailed" as an omen
and a portent by all Asia. , It was
an emblem of the turn of the tide
that had carried the white races *to
the shores of the Pacific. The oat-
ward movement that began when
Vasco da Gama sighted the green
palms and golden sands of, Calicut,'
and Yermak led his hardy band of
warriors across the Urals into ' the
trackless forests of Siberia, was stayed
for the first time. The people of
Asia knew full well- that their day
was'dawning at last. When the Japanese burst open the barred doors of
Manchuria, and drove tho Russians
headlong back toward the Sungari,
tliey let loose''a-surging flood of vague
but potent aspirations that quickly
spread over the', wholo continent.
From Stamboul to Canton, from Kabul to Madras, from Tokio to Hail,
llio people of Asia wero quickly resurgent. Wo cheered our gallant, allies when they stormed the blood-red
Slopes of Nanshnn, but did we realize all,-that their triumph may mean
some day to us,and to Europe, and
to all  the-western world?
ors.-,* The locomotive, piercing Jungles,'
■crossing chasms; speeding across im-
: measurable    distances,*.- binding 'the
oldest-- continent in a network of steel
rajlHj with the willing approval of the
People.- ..Incalculable stores  of .coal
■and/iron and gold,   still  almost  un-
■ scratched, waiting, the advent'of the
■- men of the .riew^ age. Races "in myriads who learned the secret of work-
when our forefathers were, still clad
in skins, who dream of no millennium,
. but'ask for nbthing^more than to con-,
' Men  with   brains   more, subtle   than
ours.with wills more tenacious than
ours,, wlio have -never felt the western
, .fear of death. ' More than 800,000,000
of people who have watched the white
races overrun and dominate their terri-
, lories for 300 years, and have at last
'been quickened into new sort of resis-
. tancel a Widespread determination 10
have and,to hold their own lands in
undisputed possession. An Asia savage, residential, stirring, implacable.
No, it is not Asia that Is dreaming—
lr Is Em-ope. ',  ,
The New Era
.Tlie new era in Asia renlly began
on lho day wlion China .told Italy to
keop clear of Snmsun Bay; but for
history'It will'nlwnys date from Hie
memorable night when Japanese torpedo boats woro slipped from their.-
leash nnd dnshod amid tho Itiis'i-inn
battleship., bencnth lho shadow, of
flolden IIIII. Tho unfurling of H10
flag of tho Rising Sun over Port A>*-
, . The Lesson of History
Tlie victory of Japan was not a new
phenomenon. ' If the western world
contemplated it with stupified sm-
pi-h-e, it was only because, *,Ilu__ed
with the memories of long and dazzling successes, if had forgotten his:
tory. The whole of human history in
the Eastern Hemisphere has been one
long record, of.the ebb and flow of
encounters between Europe and Asia.
The alternation is as persistent, and
almost as regular as the recurrence
of winter and summer, of night and
day.        -
""There are three great problems
which, in their gradual development,
are likely to determine the character
of the relations between Europe arid
Asia in the present, century. The
first; and the greatest, because it will
most directly influence the moral attitude' of Europe toward the E3as't, is
that" of, tho course which will * be
shaped by Great Britain in.her/control of India. The coming issue in
India, upon which the continued acceptance' of -British rule depends, twill
be found in the demand; already arising,, for fiscal and financial liberty. If
the demand'is conceded. ■and_i'n_Avhat:
ever form, it must Inevitably .involve
some abatement of the control-from
England, which- is , essential ' financial.' The impending' agitation* will
test to the utmo.t. the professed unselfishness of British motives in holding India, and will be fraught with
destinies as great/as those which lay
concealed ln tho Declaratory Act when
it was-, passed by the- Rockingham
The socond problem ls that of the
future or China. It Is the problem
which must. In Its solution ultimately
lmve Lho greatest material effect upon
ISiiro-io,.because of tho vasL 'natural
resources of China and the industry
and capacity 0; her teeming, inhabitants. ' Many-bollovo that tho.Chhioso
nro destined to beconio again, an thoy
wero ages ngo, tho groatosl power'In
Asia. Tlio dangor from tho Chinese
Is that of Industrial competition and
it is si 111 so littlo vlslblo that .tho
mennco Is hardly realized In Europe.
Vlvory year adds strongt.li to the post-
To Earn
*, V  '{<ht
1/5 *        :, ■;
It isn't a question nlono of whether yon
want a butter salary—it's 11 hnrd condition
*. of life thut you must fnco to protect yourself and tlioiu dependent upon you,
Volt cant itand still—it you don't wnnt
to ko b.n.kwiir-1, you must fjo forward—
that- is, you'vo t<,d to ram more,
Karninjf more mcnn-i holding n better
position—independence, happiness, nntl n
chniico to provide for tho future.
Thousands upon thousands who onco held low,
j/wwiiy puiu puMiions now earn high salaries ns a
Qiv.ull i,-! .ill;.--;; ii.*i 2av_.(_.\au*jnal Cohk_.ai*o._u--
bncii Schools show them how to accomplish tlio
change. During last year almit -1,000 student J voluntarily reported increases in salary amounting to
i over two million dollars! livery month an average of 300 men voluntarily
,_,._.. vj >»_. -i_,i.i..«v*v__i_.._t, i.i jAVh.i.*»*jii .-.Tin uiiiTiirisja, Vvhy not make
YOUR start this month?
Simply mark on tho coupon
thc *K>sitton you wish to secure,
then tear wit nn _ mnil tharottpntt
., to the International Correspond'
enco J*, .i-v.)., Tlm pttti you
under uo obligation whatevci but
allows our experts lo adapt a
Courw. to your individual need*
suul circumstances.
You've got to eerm mot* money.
Ihe t. C. S* WW/ help you. I «*»"*-■
Will you take the tttert today?    \ st. A Uo.
tion of China," and behind',the'medley
of corruption .and" weakness * which
still constitutes her, administration a
new spirit of cohesion and ambition
is. at' work.    - -   .  ,      **.--„.-'-
The-third "great problem is that-of
the countries of .the* Middle Ea!sj*.'and
it has 'the' most immediate interest,
because,it will probably-bo the first
to come to a'head! The*Middle East
is,the real'cockpit of the world. .
"   . x . Three"1 Great Factors
There are three great factors which
must exercise a preponderating influ-
c-nce in the' determination "'"of these
problems. . The first Is the development of land communications, which
is completely revolutionizing the Asia-
tic question, yhe, chief railway question of Asia is now tho connection of
India with Europe on 'the one hand,
and ^. with China on the, other, and
both" these schemes are no longer
wild dreams. , No one can fors'ee all
the changes- which the locomotive
may produce, but its steady advance
must profoundly modify the 'existing
situation. -., ,' * .„,-•
The second factor is the rejuvenation of the Asiatic peoples, prompted
by Japan., There can.be no mistake
about the new spirit abroad in'the
East.- A new world-movement-is- beginning, which.is nevertheless'as old
as humanity itself. ' The pulsating
.heart of Asia has begun another -diastole, and the expansion must produce
a renewal of the ancient conflict with
the West.        ' /**'       ,,*«■.
The Coming Conflict •*, ' ':
-. Tlie third factor now; coming into
play is' that of the* industrial development of Asia and tbe * coining conflict between Europe and Asia will be,
in its most permanent form, a war of
industrial competition. When" the factories and mines of Asia have, heaped
up fresh riches for the East, the character of the conflict may change and
become more violently ' militant, but
the intermediate process must be a
long ono. ' ,Yet the' results will not be
less tangible because the weapons will
be bales of piece-goods rather than
ironclads. . In tbe south and east of
Asia are these swarming people with
their illimitable resources, their faculty of patient labor .their realization
of the great truth, which'the West is
forgetting—that .true happiness lies in
_unhurrif>_l___w_rl__a«'i—nnt- ,-n _, _»._._..,,__
 ,-~'. — — 1—»»_,— __.w .11.—"Ullluc ob
leisure. They have not.lost tbe joy of
fatherhood.or, the secret of maternity.
They occupy the lands made fruitful
by the monsoons, and the desiccation
of much of the "rest of Asia 'leaves
them untouched. They. have been
preoccupied ,with agriculture for lin-
numbered, ages, but now, they are
learning tlio uses of machinery, Why
should .they continue to buy from tiie
West the products which tliey can
make for themselves? China has'always mado most of the clothing her
peoplo require. In time sho will
probably make all sho wants, and
then China and Japan and India* will
ask themselves—ns Indeed thoy aro
already doing—why I hoy should' not
compete In tho'rest'of the markets-of
tho world. That is'why' tho renascence
of Asia means, so.much to the'workmen of Europe., That is why the .West
should awaken froni Its dreams—N. Y.
have beeii recognized/numerous' suggestions, have been put forward "with
the object-of abolishing.- in7at least
minimizing' the evil.",, Af.'present ex-
perimentel.w<ir_.,on a "large scale -,is
being carried-on, both in this'couu'try
yo abroad',; and' the . methods - w5.:t-K
'aiy likely to prevent the .wholesale ,ox-
pi'isions of dust "(in* a .mine-are 7.e'ng
studied in detail'.^-The Science ana'Art
of Mining.*'/7   , ' ■    _  ,,-*■   •
*' .**.. ™8ts„ Fe rapidly'. 'adjusting
themselves to the new order"of things.
The;Supreme .Court *'lia. decided' that
they,must'be reasonable and guarantee'
them th'e protection, of the state'.  ' ",
The'Sherman law, wliich was' to
maintain competition, is emasculated
arid is made* to serve the interests " it
.was to-destroy. " ■•   ' * ■•   -
.Competition"Is rapidly disappearing
from industrial'and commerciarfields.
This shocks some of the prehistoric
mossbacks aiid they are waking' up.
Tho Inter 'Ocean declares: .".The Govornment control means'-- that If the
government- shalj acquire. powers so
enormous over the lives nad fortunes'
of its citizen's, those citi/ens would
cease to be free men."
A correspondant logically" points out
that .private monopoly. results in oppression, discontent and final' anarchy
and that government monopoly riieans
the same" thing,.only in a,greater de.
gree. He advocates* tlie denWatic
(?) position and calls-for "free, open
competition", * unfettered* by' law." s '
.' "Free" competition ceased, if it ever
existed, "when the first" tool came into
existence."; The man'without a club
is nof-'free' to compete"' with a man
with 'a club.' , Competition was fierce'
and^brutal. during the jungle age, but
even them It was'riot' quite free.'*' -.
With the development of tools and
the passing* of the ownership of tools
aind' (and from the tribe to individuals,
feudalism- began.' ' Competition was
less free' than in the horde, but the individual, even the peasant,' was a little
more free..-.,,--,;-.   -' '*
- When, modern invention .increased
th productive power of labor a hundredfold the PRIVATE OWNERSHIP OF
LAND AND TOOLS enabled the owning class to seize- a large part of the
benefits. '-''Competition largely- gave
way to co-opei-ation, but the individual
even of the .--working* class, became a
little, more free-than under feudalism.
.- Worker's,' toolless and landless, cannot compete with' the owners of tools
and lands,- nor can the latter.be"compelled .to'ccbmpeto' with  each  other.
hap. 7
Beware of
*-* -- ,, ; - \ *
Sold on the
.Merits of
Minard's -
August 6-11.'
.T_ Vfln __. tllO   C + Q+_Q_ttMf Vl__}ii*iTn«_,i«___I__ _-__—i^ —
— w..-v**v-ijvuvw*5i!n,u- _____»»jail-i.iv&iu€ailir_l&
not strong enough for' that.
, Competition, between  capitalists in
the long run is.not .'good for the workers,   . To b. effective it must be waste
ful and-destructive. • The loss finally
falls upon "the working" class.'7 War
proyes this.       ,   '     ", - - ,"'/
, Free competition is. a contradiction
otemsr dHil.'.ive, VodiH. *, * .f
of terms. It is a survival of the jungle
nndmust give way before co-operation.
If the.owning class .were permitted to
turn over .heir property to the government and guaranteed a perpetual income it would be slavery., -The individual would gain, especially" the, workers, but it 'still would-be slavery. That
would■•'be state, capitalism, 'essentially
different from Socialism. 'J ',
- The title to the mean's bf production
will, rest,iri. society, but the people
themselves will 'democratically conduct
industry and commerce. That is social-democracy, or Socialism.
Democracy is not slavery, its LIMI-
TATION-is slavery, " "
Herbert Spencer feared Socialism as
'the coming slavery"- because he cbul'd
•not-free himself froni thei old' world
conception of the state. ; The ancient
state ruled by divine right. The modern state-is the people. Their rule
is democracy, and vouchsafes freedom
to , the'individual. •*.    "" ..':
* Strange that many democrats, be-,
live'that private ownership *fof. the"
means of i. roductlon is basic'to democracy while, as a matter' of „fact, ;it
establishes an*aristocracy and .makes
.45' Steam-Heated -Rooms.-'
Hot and Cold Baths
: ■'^The :■ King; .Edwair^:
Fernie's^Leading .Commercial, Hotel
.1 r   1
;-.The Fink-si. HbteV;in Easf Kobtehay
. ,'■ J. Lp GATES," Prop.
enal Bank of Canada;
■"■*•_■' -. HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO f   ; .•- ,
Capital, Authorised .'...moOO.OOO.OO.. Cap Ital Subscribed 7. * $5,575,000
.Capital   Paid  Up, ..*....$5,575,000     (Reserve Fund .;-..-.'...;'.'.$5,575,000;-
D. R; WiLKIE, President HON. ROBT JAFFRAY..-Vice-Pres. ,
Arrowhead,"Cranbrook. Fernie, Golden, Kamloops, Michel,; Moyie. "Nelson,'
,   Revelstoke, Vancouver and.Victoria!     . -
ih£?Btil_!*!ll.0nd",*0,,t" at curr*nt' rate' 1™™ <■■*«?, of-deposit; "■..
'■>',       , '_EO. I. B.BELL, Manager   -
* Opportunity for all," weak and strong
high aind low, vouchsafed "by*, the collective will ,is the basis bf sa real democracy.—Chicago .Daily Socialist! -
Boi 70S, 8OIUNT0N, VA.
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♦ Ul cii .otlllr In, * !.,„., „|_r/ ,„| YiJm"  *
* mm •« iw pom*, bftoi/.kkn i f„; 'mi,";i'i
St** Cit4 Writ*,
WHd.iw flLmm*,
rirll **.,!,. Hn,.,!
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Mrit.mcil h.rit.,,
MMkiaiitt DitiriiMs
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AfikltKtutti Dr.Ill,
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T*,tm,.* PL.^X*t
Ct.ll J. if l_<y.
HH, Coiilny.. giv.
mi»i»( Eir*.«.f»
; cu»„
In un nrtlelo on "Conl Dust   Bxplo-
Rlons,' tlio Daily Telegraph says that
when carbon monoxldo Is Inhaled, ovon
If It Is only present In the rntlo of
ono part per 1000 parts of nlr, It ls
abHorbpd by tlio blood nnd Is not roadl-
ly  oxpollod.      As  tho  blood   passoB
through thb lungs again and again, car-
bon monoxide is continually absorbed,
unlil, after tho lapse of sovoral hours,
n Rtngo Ih ronohod when tbo haemoglobin'Ih ho saturated with enrbon monoxldo thnt It ennnot carry sufficient
oxygon to support life.     Tlio danger
Ih Hint n man mny be slowly poisoned
by enrbon monoxide without knowing
anything nbout  It,  iih  It has  beon
Hti>.l<>il by pi-i-sniiH who hnvo been rescued aft or iinroiiBeloiiHiioss has ensued
Ilml Mm only symptoms noticed aro a
slight  sinni-llng  of  tho  oyes nnd  a
r-H-lliiK of f-orifiiHloii.     Tlio gns Is n
pinnilnoiit --oiiHtltiitont In llm mlxliini
of gases goimi'iitoil by HiK-Mon  pro-
dm-M-H,  mid  may  eoiiHiitiuciitly  bo a
hoiii-.-o of dnnger In (lie ovor', of a
lenkngo In a confined spneo.     It hns
b on  found that Hinnll nnllnals and
bli-.iH nre much mom rapidly ovorcomo
by enrbon monoxide thnn nro human
beings.    Tbo ronson Is Hint lh<* heart
of  a   goldfinch,   for  oxnmplo,  beats
nbout twelve tlmns iih fiiHt us that of
a mon; consoquontly tho blood passes
mimigii tae 111111.   mueh moro rapidly,
.'..-.-..  ._.«■ win .__■ _._j,.o[(iC(oii uf eiirboii
monoxldi*. I.s f-orrespondlngly greater.
For this rwi-Mm. r-cnoiio pnrtlos usually
tnko small nnlmale—generally a cago
of white mlrp—nlong wltn  thorn to
-.'.-.-lA-i-i. ki.). )..»«««   ni   i.tiin   dwtiliy
gas.    It Is Intrrr-HtlniK to nolo that a
speeinl lilrdrngc hns just been Invent-
od for uso In roiinoettoii with roscuo
work In tbo mine containing, rarbon
monoxldo.      Tbo   roscuo   party   nro
nt-.tl.pp-*-**. with nn nppnrntiw whlrb wi-
ors thom indciwndont of external nlr
vipplv nnd tnriv th/-. m^o ^o-ntfllnfnc
^ I a srniill bird.    The air supply ln tbo
• inpimratus Is not. however, turned on
J j uniil am danger io»ie Is reaelied, which
• j U Indicated by the bird falling off lis
♦ ' |m rrh,     Th* b!r<l in nol, «*J!fl*rf-d .0 -fll*.
* I tnr an ennn ne It r.tll-i omr fh-»> t*,ifl"» .-".
(icui'd and «tit>iill-r-**i **itli pure «lr from
n siiltntdo nppanifHs,   Kvt-i- hIiici-* tlm
,'*J j 4!*rigorou» l-oiihlblllilr-j. of coal    d'.st
Russian War
A brilliant wnr correspondent, Mr.
Richard Baird,■ thus'descrbes a modern warstorm In his book descriptive
of the Russlnn Japanese, war Port
Arthur. A Monster-Heroism, passim;
"Towards 3 o'clock a second ndvnnco
Is ordered . . , . nenrly* 15,000 men
closo In . . ,' . .now thoy nre through
(tho'wlro fence) ..'. .'.hnlf linked, snv-
ngo, yelling oven Japanese - Btolclsm
gono, ' *
"Up to the vory muzzles of the first
entrenchments thoy,surge, waver ngalnst 11 rock-bound const    Offlcors aro picked off by sharp shooters,
ns' flios nro flicked from, a molasses
Jug. ......   So up thoy go, for (ho
tenth tlmo. , ,, .    RpbtlBylvanla court
houso wns no moro savage •
"Thus, hnnd to hand thoy grapple,
swont, blood, shout, oxplro. Tho vo-
noor of pultiiro sloughed nH n snnko
his enst-off akin; tho spit nnd chow, | henrd up to thnt ttmo, nnd though
♦ i
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claw and grip ns their forofutlioi'B beyond tho memory of mnn. . , , , Tho
coRi! The fleeing ones loft flvo hundred corpsos In four1 trenches. Tho
othors pnld sovon times tho prioo—
killed and wounded—to turn ncrosH
tlio pngo of tlio world's wnrfnro thnt
word NniiBlmn     A hospital ship
left ovory dny for Jnpnn carrying from
200 to i,oon 1 lny in tho broiling huh wnleliliig tho BOldlors huddle
ngnlr.Ht tlio bnrbrd . Iro undor tbo mnohlno guiiH only to molt away
llko ebnff iwforo n wind. , . . Tho
pioneers met with tho donth-Hpi-lnklo
of tho Maxln n machlno rattled nnd the shnlo boyond spattered,
"I wns carried back (In memory) to
a holler factor and n automatic rlv-
otor Of nil war sounds that of tlio
machlno gun i.*t least pootlc, is most
dondly     Tlm rpp-lmont under
flro of tho mnchlno guns rotroatod
lia'i-ipitiiiely, leaving on->hnlf Its num-
ber on the slope    Ovorwholm-
Ml on til] .sides, tricked, defeated, two-
thirds of iih mon klllod or woundod.
. . . . for out of (hat -.anothor) brlgado
td tt.uiui men tlioro aro. . . , uninjured
but Ito Moreover, In throwing
up tliolr tronr-hos .... corpses had
to bo liM-ii to Improvise tlio walls. , . .
Tho donl wero being used to moro
quickly fin the -ombankmonts	
Unmn tinxn\ num and with It hell.
'•Tlio battle wm on fttntn,
"Within liU nlnl.t wui'H imiit. limn a
hundred dead nnd twlc* M many
wounded. Groans w-ril-wl up Hko bnb-
Wes from n j.of. Arms tossed fo>c*
Ishly. HntV,* wrllhed In dMpilr. . , .
.'«'■«*.« i::i/,,j by thirst and ..'■■.«.■■" ',
ht* tt wm,n h-,i coldtcr, uiatUudvJ ttu
day* on tf... bntileflAM. «t Ifnitth he-
Is, sucked blood from a com'rado's
corpse?)    . ,'■'?'*■'
, "Ilo found worms crawling in' the
wounds, of his legs. .Ho tore up the
shirt of n corpse niid bound thpm.
"How like' n livlijg thing a shell
Hiinrls—as some wild beast,' in ferocious gleo thrusting Its cruel fangs In
onrth nnd rook', rending ilvltl flesh with
is snvnge claws.nnd its fetid bronth
of poison powdor scorching in tho autumn winds. ....*. All tho wny up" tho
bnso of tho hlll.V. . . thoy were nlmost
unmolested., .This mado thom confident, But tho Russian gonornl had
ordered Ills men to rosbrvo tliolr'flro
till wo get within close rango. nnd
then lo glvo it to us with machlno
Buns , Tho aim was so suro and
firing so heavy thnt nonrly two-thirds
o'f tho command wns mowed down at
once. , , ,
, "Thon 'cnmo tlio thud of a bullet. It
was a dlfforont thud from any wo had
•; ',.   -  'PINING,AND.CRYING   .
, - are inseparably* twins;'''  Wherever
5;ou find'"the one you're sure tp find"
•the other.   'r   7' '.,.' »
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Good phie.boards or timber are'in-,.".
'<, separable to our lumber business— '.■
• \ where one is, there you'll find the"
other.,-    ', .,    ' '      ",''■'■'-
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Gents' Furnishings
Fernie-Fort Steel-
Brewing, Co., Ltd. ;
Beer7     (
Bottled Goods a Specialty
Large,Airy.Rooms & '
Good Board
Ross, & Mackay !»,
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Wm. Eschwig, Proprietor
New and up-to-datg
Handsome  Cafe Attached
hnd novor boforo henrd bullot Btrlko
flosh I could not nilstnko (ho sound.
'It tsoos into tlio onrth wholosonio
nnd nnfiry, into flesh rlpplnB nnd sick
with a splash llko a hoof-boat pf mud
In tho fnco Tho pnrnpots of four
forts wero nllvo with bursllnp; fllinrp-
nol, A hundred 11 mlnuto woro exploding 011 ench (nt flftoon koIi! dollnrs
'Tho nlr nbovo thom wns blnck with
Klycorlno gnses of tlio motor sholln,
and the wind blowing , . , . held hugo
aimntltlos or diiBt No, tho truth
about wnr ennnot bo told. It Is too
borrlblo. Tlio public would not listen.,
"A whito bnndngo nbout tho foro*
hond wllh a striiwlx-rry mnrk In tho
conlro Is tho picture they wnnt, of tho
woundod. Thoy won't lot you toll thom
tXtr, .ruth nxtrX ahtiw ..f-nt'ctp r'««**^'' r<**
_ . • *■ •- •-,
brnltiH nrilll-.fi. oyon nwny, tnfon -hln-nob*
od with horror,
"Archibald Korbos predicted twonty
yenrs ago thnt the tlmo would como
whon armies would no longer bo nblo
to tnkrt their woundod from tht* tlnXri
ot ImtDo,    That day hns como.
"Wo nro living In It, Woundod
lmvo existed—how, (loil knows—on
thnt field out thoro without holp for
twelve days, white shells nnd hullotn
rained nbout thom, and If a comrade
had dared to _>i*_hj to tin-sir iiBwhitnnco
tils would have been a useless suicide,
"Th-r* hviii-uhllKliit, -enginery ot icim-i*. 0.
ilfle trenche;f, mnchlno   guns,   rifle* tR.
Ily Dr. Algernon Crnpaoy, Author nnd
Clergyman, -.*
Poverty ls a dlsoaso of civilization,
nnd It only exists,wlion bolngs hnvo ad-
vnncod to n cortnln stnto In tho pro-
gross from anlinnl lo mnn. Thoro Is
no poverty In naturo, for wlion thoro
Is not sufflclont cxlBtonco perishes,
Savngo man Is so nonr tn nntiiro thnt
ho, too OHcnpoH thta dread dlobnso,
Poverty exists only where wealth
exists and It is only when the rights
of property have been vested In Individuals thnt yeu hnve this horrible
spectre walking the streets, perishing
In the midst of plenty.
T-Iio-ciiuho of poverty to-dny In tho
snmo cnuso ns of old, enforcement
of tbo gront rulo of civilization tbnt
tho STHONaiJR man hns tho right
nnd oven considers lt his duty to mnko
tbo wonkbr work for hlm, nnd this
brings nbout tho depletion of tlio
Nowhere In the Pass can be
found In such a display of,
We have the best money
can buy of Beef. Pork, Mutton, Veal, Poultry, Butter,
Eogs, Fuh, "Imperator Hams
and Bacon" Lard, Bausnges,
Welners and Bauer Kraut.
Calgary Cattle Go,
Phone 68
Second Hand
Furniture Store
. ,vTC-T-iiA /-.Vfei-tt-b ti,
Highest Prices Paid
Tho doctors .of Mnnehoslor, Conn..
U. 8. A. hnvo slgnod up tho following
Offlco visits, |1.
I-foiis. tIrI.n, tl.M.
Suburban visits, 50c. oxtrn for every for   Secondhand   Furniture,   Stoves,
Tools, etc.,. also Ladles' and Gentle-*
milo beyond, or fraction thereof, bo-
yond tlio ordinary limit ot population,
Boublo rates for night calls (biit
ween'10 p.m. and 8 B.m.)      »
Confinement cases, f 15; twins $s
Amputation!*—One   finger   or   toe,
_nf-b    additional linger or toe
point Wank at TM yanU with a range
of ovfT 2.000-thoso things havo help,
ed to make wnr more terrible than
■mer Ix-fan* In history. I.e.J cross so-
ctctki u.ud uciculUlc Ui.. U>._k»~-»hey
sell well ami look pretty but aa for
vored tlu- urttrlcs of ono of bl* com- liumono warfnro—wns thero over put
rades newly ,^B(|_ an/j jjWij on (ii,,.! Into word* a •mightier sarcats.."
Trolley or railroad cai*«, |5W tnlnV
Fracture., reduced 110.
Disltvalion rase, $10,
- lilskM-atton lo. or linger. *f>.
Stliebed wound, $2.
So freo trentment. of the poor.
Tbe <tly fa "ioM" anion.
men's Cast-off Clolhta.
Two<halr Darbar Outfit for Sale.
Glectrlc Restorer for Men
Ph Oi phono! I*»fofM «_rf nan* ieihebedy
 _ ^ in prop« uiuloo • ftatot«i
i\» ***** -ittiUtr. Vnmaxan dotty and all • etoiil
wMku«u avtitMi tl ant*.   rhaapHamtxX mill
,r »>*";, i'tWeUe hot.t* _■-. f-vi
»ny al,U***   Tha»<.lM>U lirnr
MatUd11 *lxi nl,	
> .111.CU.UU.V lull*. Ofttw
_   Mi
Per tal* at DleasdeM'a Drug Store
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LEDGER ADS. For Butacss
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■f ■?-'• .- Indian .Coal* Mining'Methods . -•
>. In; the principal coal fields of India
'■ >thew customary method of coal working
•' 'is pillar aiid stail,';or;,b_red"and:pillai*'.
Referring specially, to' th-e\inines-in
.."Bengal in" -the -last annual', report. Js-
■7 sued, Mr. J..R.'R. Wilson,'.acting as
-' "chief .inspector/. say«. that> from the
.; -moutbof the incline.or.-'the limits,of
* of,the shaft pillar; the area is gradu-
.ally cut up into • pillars, ;the output
7* depending'.upon. the - amount, of:- coal
' extracted .In-.the galleries. .-;-* This-op-
'eratlon continues, until, the - boundary
-/,. of the royalty, is reached, and then the
■ work bf extracting,'the pillars Is com-
7-menced.     ". -   - V'**7_V" '   •'*"-.
- ' Sometimes lt happens thai,the,de-,
,' mand for coal is so, large that aii effort
ls made to take out the' larger percentage of coal in the seam by means
, "of the gallorles," and the pillars that
are   then left are barely of sufficient
- strength to resist tbe welgM of superiri
cumbent strata:-conseauenUy, when
-,'- the boundary pi the property, is reach;
ed the mine has to be abandoned aiid
-! the* coal Yn the, pillars is lost. Further
. than, this, gallery-.driving yields a, tar
greater "percentage of "small coal than
pillar cutting, the work is -more, arduous, the coat per ton ts higher, and
the output per person employed is considerably less, so that for'long'after
,  the mine'has started lt ls worked at
•'. ■ the. greatest disadvantage from 'every
* point of vlewl x'-.Jy , '7 ---*- "   77
It7;is" further stated that,[several
. seamB in India are.liable to,spontan-
- ecus combustion, and the.danger from
' fire is always'pres'ent after' pillar .cub-
ting, or goaf ing has. started.-,,.,,The
small pillars of coal left behind    as
temporary supports are crushed into a
,; heap of dust by the, weight of, the
roof, and spontaneous combustion, invariably follows; '■ When this.happens
it is impossible to get near.theheated
s.coal to.shovel.lt out, or to quench,It
with water, on..account"of the fallen
stone In the goaf, and,the only.effec-
;  tive remedy is , to, isolate; the area
. where the fire occurs from the rest of
'.the workings. -    With a.,;Network of
galleries opening out of the goaf on all
sides this is often a gigantic under-
' taking, for, every' outlet will have to
be hermetically, sealed by,-walls to'pre-
V Yerit the spread of, the fire. •• Unless a
.fire Is checked br^'extingulshed immediately, after its discovery in the, goaf
-the chances of .successfully coping with
as a "zone" in the.pa.th. of a coal,- dust
explosion would seem* to lie in-its power of-offering resistance ^ to'the. pro:
jectibn of the flame' of the', explosions
That-iS'to say.its action, is, mainly-m.
ch'anical. ,;The cloud of incombustible
particles' in thei air ilmmedlately/.n
front of the explosion presents a" den-,
ser atmosphere, offering.greater .resistance, .and, prevents the flame ..of < tie
explosion from penetrating so ;far .as it
would. In dust-freec air.. .-. At'. the;-same
time it diminishes .the .danger," of the
flame, of,, the explosion - spreading
through the cloud of unburnt coal
dust,driven in-front, since it mixes
with it and in this.way raises its
ignition point.* ' For stone, dust .to act
ln this .way, however, it is essential
that it must be fine enough to be raised
as a cloud in the path of the explosion, and It has yet to' be proved
whether Its action would be sufficiently rapid when dealing with an explosion that has travelled a longer.distance and' has attained Its maximum
velocity of .propagation. The value of
stone dust would appear to lie more
In Its use as a diluent, thus preventing
an ignition, than*' ini any specific action it may have n'stopping an explo-
son that.has once started. It,would,
therefore;-seem-advisable not to -en.
ploy zones of any description, whether
dustless/ watered,' or stone dust, in
spite' of the good" results ',tliat' ,liave
been, given by the last named when
dealing with an explosion that has travelled. 276 feet '.(The better principle
would Appear to be" to treat with stone
dust; all .plaecs .where!coal duBt ;!caa
accumulate, and In this way guard
against .the primary ignition' of. coal
dust; ^for it is a "far easier matter to
prevent aji explosion ever occurring
than.to stop.it .after it baj travelled
some distance, and it _a. without doubt
pitferable tb exclude all possibility* bt
tho formation of carbon, monoxide by
the-combustion of eva/i a few pounds
of.coal dust. .i.t i
Some ., Interesting : Coal Committees
Dipping Into the pages, of the Record
of, the. Coal Dust, Experiments some
highly, interesting points may be' culled. Amongst .other things we. are
told: "i{■'.{,'-.'' { "•" '-- *'.,.. '
■...The fact that coai dust, In the,complete, absence of "firedamp.,,is*' expl.
siye when, raised asi'a cloud in *- air
and ignited, in the opinion of.all who
have witnessed the.experiments," been
■.-it are very,small.       -   .•,*.-■-
*   - ... -.      -, ■      > -
-The assumption of MivWilson is that
the adoption.of any system that would
facilitate the separation of-parts of
.- the mine from the rest a,t the same
, time-obviate the*,.* aforementioned difficulties must be of immense practical
value, i Jt is recalledtbat-ln-the early
days of active coal mining,in England
these difficulties presented themselves
and,in 1809 Mr, Buddley, a'famous
1 North of, England colliery manager,
overcame them to a very groat extent
' by .the Introduction' of the panel sys-
", torn, a system* whicli effectually separated adjoining districts of the mine
■ by leaving solid ribs of coal of varying
thickness botweon them. The workings are laid out In districts or panels
in this systom of a size to suit tbo
local condition, and when ono pnnel
is cut up into pillars those aro Immediately extracted, • .Only threo or four
roads nro made, Into ench panel for
the purposes of ventilation nr\d linul-
ngo, so that In tho ovent.of n flro or
a sudden rush of water tho panol could
bo quickly dnmmod off. 'Mr..Wilson
' concludos. that tho introduction of
pnnollng Into Indian methods of min-
' Ing coal cannot fall to bo beneficial
ln overy wny. , A minimum of risk In
caso of flro or sudden inrushos of
' .water, the production of bolto? coal,
and n quick return on,tho capital expended, nro amongst'tho chief advantages to bon dorlvod.
8tono Duat Zonea
Tho. Official Record of the British
Conl Dust Experiments, issuod on bohnlf of tho Mining Association of
Gront Britain, Ib nn Important and a
vnlunblo document. , In carrying out
tho oxporlmonts nt Altofts in Yorkshire,
nttontlon was glvon to dotalls, nnd
moro than 800 conl owners, colliery officials, inspectors of mines, nnd scion-
ttsts from nil parts of tho Unitod Klng>
dom, from Indln, and South Africa, nnd
from Franco, Oormiiny and Amorlcn,
wltnoHiiod demonstrations,
,Ho pinch that In gaiornl hns boon
convoyed to tho rnnk and fllo of mines
regarding tho valuo of atono dust oa n
mcanx of preventing the Ignition of
coal dust, that an excerpt mny bo tic*
coptablo, giving tho suggestions of tho
commltteo for distributing stono dust
Iti the pits,
Thoy nny Mm offoct of stono din*.
and power of endurance:?; • The 7 first
stipulation' is that','no .'person,', "unless
authorized by the manage .-"br an,official appointed ior the -"purpose, shall
be allowedjjto enter-a. mine, after an
explosion 'or the occurrence, of a ■ fire
for the purpose of engaging in rescue
work. Then .-brigades."have7tb be
formed as,follows, Ohe'brlgade where
tliere are less than 250 men'emplbyed
bfelow; two brigades where the .number is between 250 and 500;. three.brigades -when between 500and 800;",four
above 800. .Small mines employing
less than 10 miners will be'deemed
to have 'complied with the.provisions
upon acquiring the privilege of calling
for a brigade. from a central- rescue
station. Tbe order requires that there
shall be provided at; each mine (Vo
sets of portable breathing apparatus
for each brigade, capable of enabling
the wearer to spend at least an hour in
bad air; twoelectrlc nand lamps .for
each brigade;- a safety lamp for every
member of the brigade. , Two or more
small birds or mice, are to be maintained at every mine for .testing for car
bbn* monoxide, and .tracings of the
workings must'be kept up.to not more
than 3 months previously, the .plans
to be In suitable form for use by the
brigades. At the Central Rescue Station;'there .must be not less than .15
complete,sets/of breathing apparatus,
properly maintained; 20 electric hand
lamps; four "sets of oxygen reviving
apparatus;* ambulance boxes, together
with, antiseptic .'solution -and fresh
drinking .water! - cages for birds and
mice, whilst a motor car be kept in
constant readiness. .
. -Maypole and(, Hulton Disasters
"In the1 course of an address before
the Lancashire branch of the National
Association of Colliery Managers, Mr
G7H< .Winstanley,'lecturer in mining
ati.the Manchester University, recalled
that only,,once, in the period of 22
years ended August,' 1908, did Lancashire'figure in the list of prlnc pal colliery explosions. , Then tlie Maypole
dlr-sster ;• dispelled any delusion that
Lancashire had done with explosions,
.whilst.^ few "weeks ago, at the _i'l-
ton-collireies, there orcuri-f*. a greater
explosion than ever -previously -.recorded in,the.history of the country, and
onlv twice in the history of the »*'iv'td.
'Mr. ^ylnstanley, asked' the member-", to
conplder.the. facts. , At- Mavpol,). at.
the time of the explosion, no'electric i-
"deflnitelyTestablisliedT^"'-^" ',,.,.
' The development of. the flame of the
explosion after it issues from the down
cast end "of,the gallery'has been studied by means of cinematograph records.
The existence of a "pioneering cloud'
in fronf of, the explosion , has been
established, and evidence lias i been obtained that the true flame of the explosion' has a length'of from 60 to
80 feet, or, possibly less. Length, of
flame outside the gnlleryof 150 feet
and upwards that have been recorded
are shown' to be due to the subsequent burning of tho cloud of coal dust
that issues in advance of tho,flame.
It would appear that tho presence
of, a cloud of incombustible diiBt.ln the
path of. a coal dust oxploslon that has
travelled 275 feot, checks the continued propagation of tho explosion. The
experiments-iii\which stone dust has
boon intimately mixpd with coal dust
also tond to show that aB tho porcontngo-of-Incombustible dust,is increased. It becomes increasingly difficult either to originate nn oxploslon
In the mixture or to causo an oxploslon
to bo propagnted. It is further shown,
thnt tho uso of stono dust might strike
offootually at the root of the danger by
controlling ono of" tho factors that aro
onsontlnl tor flio' occurronco of a coal
dust oxploslon; namely, the Inflammability of tho dust,
Tho problem of tho modo or propagation of coal dust explosions* ls a
vory .complicated one. pf the facts
thnt lmvo boon established, tho most
Important aro tho lncrenso ln tht pressure developed with lnoreHsod distanco
of travel of tho explosion, tho marked
influonco of tho prosenco of obstructions In causing tho, explosion to bo
propagated with greater vlolonco, nnd
tho posslbllty of propagating nn explosion through a cloud of wood-charcoal duBt and air.
Colliery .Reicye Drlgsde
llio Hritish Government, ns ropro*
Honied-by tho Homo Office, would np*
pear to bo determined upon securing
u bottor ByHt-.ii. of rescue organization,
nnd a dopnrtmontnl commlttoo hns reported upon thc desirability, ot tho
formation ot rescue brigades at tho
colllorlos, onch brlgndo to consist of
not loss than flvo persons omployod
nt tho mlnos, carefully selected for
tliolr utidnrgi'oiind knowl-odgo, -coolnosB
•*,-The first time''we met  was  in a:
third-class'' railway ■■ carriage in" which
we were hurrying., tb London. "YOur
various missions are bf no consequence
here.  - The occupants of ihis special
compartment,..besides myself, were ,two
typical Lancashire" men, a lady - who
seemed. very•*. much but of"-place, as
her dress and";manner conveyed quite
a "first class" impression.'', Oonyersa-
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tion .was opened casually,-and quickly
/ - j
became general, and I discovered that
i   , ■
my two Lancashire acquaintances were
bound for. the Continent (under the auspices of some trade or tariff society)
to study the conditions of continental
artisan life. It is not Ior me to.tx-
press my lack of understanding and
wonder that a certain knowledge, is
possible in such a "hurried scamper,
but they were bound for "Germany.
That was their mission, and the most
interesting of the two I found was a
collier from ; well. I did not discover then. He told us many "iiti-
dent 8 of his life, both domestic nud
trade.   .,.-_.*.,-
He was a splendid specimen of manhood. , An example of sturdy Independence possessing a knowledge. gamed
In '.he siliotl o' experience. A mind
quick to understand, a shrewd insight
into, the ordinary. Intricacies of life',
and a desire to learn was his dominant note. This Lancashire, man dwarfed us. For the whole journey ho
strode -over us like "a colossus. We
listened and wondered. . lie dist l**ved
hiB.hard, rough hands., the products of
honest labor., . He showed scars, the
results of accidents. We felt oiirsel-
vesi very humble aiid grateful when he
spoke of , the dangers > and hardships
bf the collier's life .with a modesty that
becamg him". We did not wonder that
he had been one of the "chosen ones"
to. go to .the continent - and "see for
himself." We were confident that
however superficial the knowledge he
gained might be he at least was worthy
of being chosen. We reached London
and I' went', my way and he was en
route for the continent.
'.Four months later,',, happening" to
be in. the, very heart - of "Lancashire
where coal represents the enormous
wealth of the district, I was invited to
go^down under.' I was delighted at
the. invitation, and, that' "I. should .be
delighted.' w;as my immediate answer.
The'mine manager generously sent his
car to* fetch us, and-after a quick run
we arrived at Mine, and-we, were
introduced to the'local manager, who
prepared us* for the descent. .„
. Carrying'lamps and sticks about a
yard in length," we hurried to the is haft
and soon at" the rate of half a mile
a minute'we. descended into the very
bowels- of Coppulh-. This is, not the
moment to relate our varied feelings
of-*wonder, amazement, awe.' needless
also to tell of our journey along low
roofed lanes and passages, or how wo
•felt like crawling things 'as, we made
our way to the "workings."
We reached them lh.due course, and
there bare to the waist we found a
hive of men engaged in a seam. They
Boemed strange to "we of the upper region," like semi-demons of some nether
world delving their way to freedom. In
the strange half-light of safety lamps
they-hewed at an impassable wall of
which seemed most reluctant, to give
way, before their attacks. We Btayed
to speak to one of the 'busy ones," and
to my astonishment, beneath.thc coal
grime that covered body and face, I
recognized my fellow passenger of four
months before. I,was struck with.the
strange coincidence. I recognized blm
Instantly. He is no. ordinary man, he
is' worthy of' greater 'possibilities; he
would have been' capable of greater
things; biit he is there, delving, for
coal, hundreds of yards "under." ,
. I am pleased I met him again. A
typical Lancashire man, rude of speech
but full bf Instinct, independent; sturdy
full 'of' character, with a "strong will
and a great heart.' A man worthy of
his .county and country. *
,1 have seen him twice—going, to
Germany,) the chosen bf his felows,
and again deep down beneath Coppull.
f-H.'- Flockton-Foster, ln the Wigan
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Costiqf Coal of Local high Line—
lyTfjtif been-.Installed.* _.„ There was-ro
shot firing in the working shift; a good
tyre or safety.lamp was lh use, an excellent airways, and a; fan' capable of
producing more than half a million .ni-
bic feet of air per' minutte. * Never
had, he seen a mine* that looked less
likely to be the scene of an explosion.
As to, the-Hulton  collieries, it was
tliere that the hydraulic wedge, as a
substitute for blasting had Its birth.
There was little or'no shot firing In
the true sense of the,word, or none In
the working shifts.   The collieries had
earned the reputation of being up-to-
date'and replete with all manner of
modern . Improvements.     Like  Maypole, it had been somewhat    of    a
•show" place.   Both places were weli
conducted and carefully mnnnged. The
fact thoy,,had to face was that apparently no mattor what caro might be
exorcised and what precaution adopted
to prevent, disaster, they, might, aiiy
ono of thom, have a similar experience,
Pointing out that thoy could not
havo an  explosion without, ignition,
Mr.* Wlnstanloy urged upon,mnnngers
to, "try nnd fight Ignition." , Preventive measures might be broadly divided, Into throe groups: (1) Direct treatment of the gns or dust, so as to render It Incnpablo of Ignition;  (2) tlio
establishment, of zones, a sort of forlorn hopo to provent tho spread of -in
oxploslon already started; (3) precautions to provent Ignition.    Wator wr.H
of all methods the) least offoctlvo In
dealing with tho coal dust difficulty,
In regard to shot firing, If tho strict,
lottor of the law was obsorvod at all
times, together with such additional
precautions as clrcumstancos    might
suggest,  tho risks from this caiiBo
might nlso bo looked oxx ns iu.slli.il-!**.
Tlio match dnngor wns not to bo overlook©!!.    Thoy rond that within two
months of thnt moat torrlblo disaster
at Hulton n box of matches wns found
hldon In a tub nt tbo botlon,     Ilo
wns nfrnld tlioro wns nothing tor It
bat te Boarch tho workmnn uo.'jro ho
d-r-B'-ond-r-d, not with n vlew'to pun'sh-
mont after tho offonso hnd boon •< m-
milted, but to provbnt tlio comMluston
of tho offonso,   ' lio urged th-* lm-
rorlanco of mntingors liui-r*v*_i_.'r..:, upon tho workmen that thoy aliowld m_ .
n share of roHpoiutlhlllt-v In maintain*
Ing the snfoty of the mine.     Tuliiit
th*>* workmnn np In tbe '.. lef thn', it--
dividual nevint't or rnw.lpfu.ni'mt rrdvhl
of Cent a Ton by C.N.P. Co.
. rfTTDate,will be announced
. ; 7-^lf-later—so watch" for it..
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Visiting the entire district
.See before you buy.  Write,
ine 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.      7
Eight 10-Acre Tracts $300
each,, easily cleared, Burton
City, well located and water
Joe firafton
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. Strong, appealing and interspersed
.with many touching references'to' the
hardships of the lives of the laboring
classes'was" the speech of 'Frank' H.
Hayes,'vice-president of the International Mine "Workers' Union, before
a public' gathering at the K. P. Hall on
Saturday1' evening. *'Red headed,
,broad shouldered, and of a striking
paying as* mudh.for'their coal as they
would stand. He quoted figures to
show that this was not ture. The
average Lethbridge miner, receives 82
cents for each ton of. coal he mines.
Allowing for one dollar as "transportation charges, the coai is placed ready
for the market hero at $1.82, per ton.
It* Is sold at $3.60 at the, company's
appearance, ^Mr. Hayes   is   jufit   the, high .*■ lino, leaving , them  a profit of
type.of man to appeal to the instincts
of'the' many who earn their bread by
the sweat of their brows,•■ and * his
speech held   his   hearers  bnthralled
for upwards of an hour.    The name of
Frank Hayes hns,for many years been
connected with tho leaders of the union movement nmong tho mineworkers of America, and his life has beon
lived among thom, and given over to
tli,o uplifting of his class, till ho hns
como to bb recognized ns ono of the
leading! labor organizers on tho continent. '  ,
. Tho purpose of Lho, Saturday ovoning mooting wnB to plnco boforo the
goneral public tho status of tlio minors In ih'olr prosont struggle with tho
mine owners of Albertn and eastern
13, C„ ns tho union has folt that for
somo tlmo an effort lias boon mado
to discredit them In tho publio   oyo
by tho publishing of statoinonlB"   In
connoctlon with tlie deliberations of
tho Conciliation Hoard, which   havo
tended to put thoir actions   ln   the
wrong light.,   Thoy feel tbnt tho public will ovontunlly havo a gront deal
to uny In bringing the striko 1© n
closo, and Intend to loi no opportunity
slip Ihat will tend to dolor from a settlement In their favor.
Donnid MuNabb „
Although i tho iiu-otlng was open to
the gonornl public very fow outside of
tho mlno workers of lho city looiic nd
vnntngo of, llio opportunity afforded
to hoar thn minors' sldn of tlio qiion
tion, as presented by tho men of llinli*
oxccutlvo. The chair wns pc-cupled
hy ."John Lrirscn, prcsldant of tho lornl
union, nnd nftor (Uplnlnlng the pur*
pot*.* of Mio nicolliig, bo cnllod upon
II. Mt-N'nbb, of tho Innnl oxccutlvo nnd
bonrd momber for tlio district In address the gntlicrlii... , Mr. MoNnbb i'*-*
vlownd In n rnuclrti* mniiiinr (Iin i-iitim**
nearly 100 per cent,
Going further, he stated that th'o
Lothbrldgo mines competed with tho
Montana mines in tho Montana market, although tho minors thoro received about 80,conts por day moro than
Is paid horo. • Two years ago the duty
on export coal was twelve and one*
halt conts a ton more than lt ls to-day,
yot tho minors hnvo received no bono-
fit from tho decrenso Irr-selling .expenses, Ho Btnted further that it wns
his opinion that the mine owners hnd
Intondod to force -this strike on' tho
minors, ns tho rnllwnys hnd stored
lnrgo quantities of conl at thoir divisional points, which would last six
months or more, If, by forcing a
strike nnd breaking tho bnckbono,of
tho union, tho mlno workors could win
out, thoy would bo able to roduco tho
wages, and by kooplng tho prlco of
coal at. Its present price, mnko a still
higher rato of profit,
Board Member Diamond
William Diamond nlso spoke briefly, stating tho results tho Lothbrldgo
mlno workers bad already dorlvod
from'tho union In tlio form of nn olght
hour dny, and,a substantia! lin-reiiHti
In wngos, allowing lliom to llvo with
nloro of tho comforts of life at tliolr
comninn-.. Ho stntod that tho In*
tcmntlonnl Itonrtl watt behind thom In
thin struggle ,nnd hopod from whnl
ho hnd soon from tho dollborntlons of
tho Conciliation Hoard that, both mine
owners nnd workers would ho ttntls*
fled with tho doclslon, so that work
oould bo resumed shortly.
Mr. Hayes Assures Support"
.rank II. Hnyes. the ln«l Mpnnknr
nf tlin evening, clenrAil up somo doubth
Hint might hnvo uiIhcii In the minds
of tlio local members of tbo union,
iih to tliolr support from llio men
arroHs (ho lino.    Ilo stalf-il thut,thero
wnn no boundary lino so fur an Dm
lil»nt* wnwrnwil «vio pntu.nrni-.il nt... fnr
General Banking business transacted. Notes
discounted, Loans ad-
vanced, Money Orders,
Drafts and Letters of
Credit issued.   .
(Btanch Office of iht Home Dank
of Canada, Chinch Sited,
British     and
the principal   cities   of
the   world.
<      JOHN ADAIR, Manager' Pernio
Tho nvorngo mnn or womon soldom
develop thn hnblt of saving until a
BnvlngH Account has boen oponod.
Tbo possession of Midi nn ni-cotiiil
nets as nn Incontlvo—your nnturnl
doslro to see the fund grow oncour*
agos tbnt teiidcney to thrift .to nei-oH-
sary lo sureesii, N'o mutter how llttl*1
you cnn nfford to lny nsldo fiom llio
weekly wiigo, open n Savings Account
In tho llnnk of Hamilton,
Head Office;
a cost of f2.29 por Ion nnd selling It-1 lie fiinln-i- urged tho men to tnko
for $2.S8 nt n Ions of out* rent n ton.I"" •■•'llvi* lnlcret-1 In iiollll.nl life,
Thin wiih lo uphold their con (en tion! lfn,n ■» •'-*' «'« •■■■••°*- lnu<lllgeiilly.
nml gonornl rouilitlnnn In connection
bo tho, cnuso of n dlsnstor nnd nwmt|w,m l"° im'ni'M «'0"»°**«y *'»'• ,,MMth*-t renson called on tbem to hnld mm i »«lviiij«i on tbo prlco of vont,
loss of life, nnd that freedom fromi!""•'; ^l'y^\^.l.lVt^Li>'.<t '!','".'. 'o -lie U. M. W. of A
hiu.li cnltimltloH wns to bo attained
.,  . „       .„        .,     .   .    , ,        \DuX Mnnit.-K on tho Htiituto books of
that tho public would not stand for nn!,„n ,)mv,m.n „.,,,„,, „.,„ ,„,,, ,„ w.
by a firm dt-turiiiliiuiloii on Uio pun
of ovory ono In the irilno, that so far
an ho Ih *ronceni*i»d, ho will do nothing
tbnt might endanger lis safely.--.Mines
nnd Minerals.
Thc condition* uf U-.c working x-lv-x
belt, of Uic uijI.-ji to .stick lo tlieir
eiinv. for only by remaining faithful
to tliolr cause lind thoy nny rlinnce
whnt ovor to win onl 1n tbo Hlrnggle.
Garner Speaks
N|K*-il<lng of ,tho ronilitloiis or tbo
pH-i-iiil hlrlkc, lie Btnted Hint It up-
l-onreil from tho nmount of conl stork-
i i*il tint the mitu- owners Imd Intend-
! il in  tlrrlnni n (wo-nionllis lay-off at,
Chan, tiart'.nr. International Hoard ii_.._>.t. In order to forco tbe men to
Member, m*\t n-Mresi-pd ,the tneetlnit. kIkii up n new ngrremcnf nt tlm old
lie stated thnl tlin renson for tho sus-jnite, Tbey did not seem lo be i»nr-
penlson of work In the mlnea wns thnt jtlr-ulnrly nii'doim to get u temporary
tho operator*-* hnd refused to'consider working schedule, so thnt work could
tl-.dr Ju-.it dvm.u-.'!.--. for an Innuue i_f _„« v. -..uv.cd, v.l.lli* thc otl.t*.* mn-.At!oi.A
have improved. Thla Is Indisputable, j S.5S per rent In tlm wages of tho ronlln dlsputo woro nrbltrntcd. Tliey
Dut 1-jU.v. Iiui) U*n.t.>v,.*l pioiHiitUiu. 7i.ul lulu,-.*,*, Uiu! uf 1_,.*. *,.*...' u<u( In*. *At«re itlmt Ii*>Iuk U» illwriull tlm mli-if-r*
atoly with tho progreHS of soelriy? eren*o In tho wnge« of the day wage-. In the eyes of lho public by allowing
W* say anrtfero**-)))-—No! In IS.'-o'm-tri. The Increase bad be«ri a.Hld.1' f-iln- Mntemenls to ro to tlm pross.
th-n workers recelv-M (12 per ri;nf of \ for nil ovor the eontlnent and. et.'one pnrfleiilnr Instance wns cited to
th*w«ilth be prodnceil, to-day he does Wept In a very few pine.'*, hnd bf ■,*n • bow thnt thla had boon done. The
riM im-ha a tWrfl ax muc-b. "Vila .ihi fitully mnuu-d. Tbo nilnn outm't-.''i--.:,,v--r of tht* Crown N.st I.w Coal
RhonM ht: tho. v-cat uutulnrit of uicj.*.: \;r*y »« 'hofr n-tfon for rcfuittm iL. !«\.. tu-l -iiaud Lofuvc lUn tuudllatluu
urcment j.iiivanro that the public waa already• iv-ard «h.nt tbey were mining eoal   at
■ fit tlm lot of tlm rnnHview of the work*
This Stntement, wai Mlnle-idintj iliu; people, In ihe pnnt tlm unlonR
fur the Rlmp.ii momn tlmt. thu coal. limit niiwed tbo t-tnmlnnl of ihe work*
hnld by liiin luiiipituy wim 1.0M tu tlm u*k t-iii»>M_K by g<*ttiiiK for thom tho
tireiit Northern Itnllwny, which In;clKlit hour bank tn bank law, which
prn-ctlrnllv tho wMiim eointmtiv it« Mm'in AUk-ma I** tlm bt-*t nr tht* r..T.Hn-
Cram ,SV*,t I'ush Coal and (.'oko (;o.,ciit, und tlm u-orLiiiiiii'*. u)iii|M-iis,a(loii
Wlmt doe* it mittter, bo nnld, whether!act. 1V» not be Indifferent (o tlm
tho profits of tbe company wero mnde-'eiitiHt- of the woiklng men, nrul the ro-
Iu one depnrlmcnl or nnolher, so long wr.rd will lm in the botu-rmoni of
as profltH wem mndo? Immunity,
Speaking of the work of the union '
Km»*..i!li. l.t s'-.xu.d lU.-vl of the Trt-l.'W-i'"""'~   "'" " " ' J!'! "
mire workrm In America nt the pie-,
tit'^.k   Ilii,11, .;*),>,.MU.   l.«.*tilHH.!lt  Ul lho   .Hi--
lon.     Ilo vigilant, ho aald, and mak. jKIIiNKY.   UVKH.   STOMACif,-.and
ll part of your life work to get evf-ry HOWI.., flUo-nb-r.*! »jnlchly nm*«I by
miner   on   the   continent within tlm!
union.     Ity doing no tbey would bo' FIG    PILLS
doltiit uitiuihir.g xtiiiih ubDo for D.i\
tiuuuflt of UuiujLtiliy
tme success In this life. {Fl* |»{ti Co.. Ft, Thomas.
ami tliut U t_«J*,r -*»" *T*"irr^ _ ?i .-^nfft nt*r bo\*. or TI:o "**■-.
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.T^HATEVER may be the outcome of'the exist-
,' * "  ing controversy between the mineworkers and
•the operators there is not the, shadow of a doubt
that any advance obtained will be only nominal, as
x several of the, merchants in the affected   districts
.   have stated that^ because of the increased figures
>-    they are charged for their goods they will be compelled to ask more at retail than the present prevail-
.. ing prices when the strike is. over. .
When is an'increase'not'ah'increase'
, A REAL' increase of wages means that a higher
standard of living is possible.    To explain:   If the,
■purchasing", power of; a "dollar last, year would re1,
.quire the expenditure of a dollar and a quarter; this
" year to buy a like commodity then- a 25 per cent
-NOMINAL increase is not*.a REAL increase* but
•'.is simply a stand-off.     It is.the height of folly'to
.attribute this to the retailer as he is constantly in
^receipt of word from the wholesale houses "that the
list price of such and such articles has advanced.
It may only be a cent or two on one staple, two,or
•three cents on another, but there is a" very appreciable, increase.      _'  , ,_*'*'
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"The.wholesaler, in turn will'declaim that he vis
, - forced* to demand more because the manufacturer
does, so Tf rom him.-   The * manufacturer .will likewise;' stoutly assert that it-_s'the increased cost of
 nvnn _i_r»+*i_r\Y»_L*f'_kQ*f _iQ_«4-_*Pn*_-i"l+-_:_.n ■iV/l_«yv_+l*rt_*wT-«rt___^-«-.«_=rfrti■*•«!«.
—?—If a. \^\^^^\Jvt*\JjOi~v-\aiMltj~ii^-i.^ijyA,u,\jLi.iiy^ayi.\x^taO~i/ii^   VAUi'i/u.a  Oil. Cl ■_■
is squared. '' '   '* ;■
There are many people-who without; more, than
. the.raerest* superficial investigation offer as-an ex-
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planation that because the laboring man is paid
more the price is higher and imagine the whole problem solved.    This does contain an element of truth
but-it is not thc wholo truth by a long way, as there
are many articles; of staple use that' are made by
unorganized labor at exceedingly low wages -working as mere machine tenders, and to-day one of the
greate boasts of many huge corporations is the decreased cost of manufacture effected, and this ques-
' tion of cost of reduction is one of tho most important
features in tlie book-keeping of large institutions.
Never in tlie course of history has the productivity of thc individual through thc instrumentality
of tho most modern mechanical appliances been ns
high ns it is to-day.
The ratio between'the value of thc article'produced nnd the wages paid is wider on this continent than in any other part of thc world. This is
the explanation for the creation of millionaires lie-
ing more rapid in Amorica than in tho older coun*.
. tries. Jn tho United States, according to statistics
furnished by tho govornment the ratio- is 18 - 100,
in other words wages represent 18 whilo tho valuo
of tjieprnductof tho wago earner rcpresnts 100.
This is accomplished through the medium of the
most up-to-date appliances, imd these npliunccH contain within thb'niHolves a vast amount of accumulnt-
_<1 energy.
Just so long as there is the disparity between the
wages paid and the social value oC tho product
(TculPd will tli oho wngcH riuestioiiH aviso and con-
tinub to do ho, rcHtiltniit from tho difficulties grow-
ing out of tho Hqtinhblc-*-. over deposition of the
NurphiH values it. an enigma which bourgcoiiH poll-
tipnl economists aro utterly powerless to Rolvo.
■The creation of hugo armaments and their upkeep; oxtnivagnneos of thc most fantastic character
coronation ccremonioH, durbars, monkey dinners,
champagne baths and other freakish performances,
only consiuno ti sinnll portion of tht) surplus values
nnd while culling nt .cnlinn to thein do not d.-ny tlinl
tiny perform a useful fum-tin-i  in present, day in.-
i*|f*)v fin doutriict-lnn of nwm«i<v oitbor \\x* ,„iy,i ,x\>
* a * - *
■l-ninne prndlpnlily if c-w-ntlnl to .*h jvfolni-igntion
"11 gives work," in thc •.rjjiiti'-i,. {!» o-' the aj-olo-
Kist *, thin cannot be refuted, ;t <.o. ■*, nnd «■> doe.*i _i{j*
ging holes and filling thuin up again. Whoro the
tr.-nilili1 lies is thnt thc .r-MT nn.* txt tlio ..uti-ini
tiiri-j'jdo not grasp the situat'oi th-n'-Aiv^l.tv—do not
r.iiii/n thnt with the ratio of .8 : 100 as a Finitov
of roinpif tal ion, the more labor energy expended the
ici't«J«r the Hum value of il..-*- \ .-n<iii»*t and the •->..*
-.fint. piling up of coinmod _i-»i which f.ntii.ot he
sold, and then then tho word "ovc* pr-wlu.!.***'*-" is
hroiii .il upon the- ttonno nf npolnrttii'it* rvplnnntfoti,
Tlit! Mages system ih only ft makeshift, only n
soun-i* of the unrest thnt is widespivrtd, nml whilst
temporary truces mny bo obtained, in tho very nature of things they ennnot lie Innting. however, a-*"it
w only hy repenfwT fnib»r<*v Ihnt tiltimiit(* •nrffc-«■
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_ ?..ftttaiji§d,.:the.accuracy of -thelassertion- will-require the operations of time for its manifestation.
''^Infeligent discontent is "tiie mother of progress.
We mustfightor'perisH, aiid if we cannot use the
'instruments best suited foE the Striiggie,';we muit*em
ploy;those available. • i'-'T-u- ''(^"..^ •-■•>':<$■"-'« ''{J* -
■i*v.'.-,Tlie wage.system has b'een-in* existence..si .hn. be-;
fore the introduction of power machinery, has served a useful educative/purpose, and.is still doing*so,,
but as "the .recognition of-its We'akness penneats the
minds of the"people.so\^ll.they begin to ponder as
to what is-the next step emanating from.these evo-
fottowuy processes, and the outcome of the "soundness'of tlieir reflections enable them td understand
the soundness of the expression.;- "He who gets a
.4?11'_^t^t" ^.'^as not earned somebody else has
earned and not got.". .  . -.-     -
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■npHE wails of the public' are now growing daily
* , more insistent because of the shortage of the
coal.'supply. , This is only what eould be expected
under the circumstance's..' Pictures of the discomfort caused and the possible hardships that will affect the farmers on the prairie are the theme of the
newspapers; these are the more especially,noticeable in agricultural communities..' The suspension
of industry in/the manufacturing industries is more
particularly voiced where these interests dominate.'
in short, the keynote of protest js in a major or,
minor key dependent upon the interest involved. , '
Many citizens dwelling on the outside of the realm'
of the immediate^arena of the" coal mining ^districts
entertain most contrary opinions, as to the true
status' of the ■ mineworkers. They- have been fed
with stories which they accept as true, about -the
liigh wages paid to these subterranean toilers' until
■tiiey grow impatient about what they, regard as the
exorbitant (!) demands of the minejrs.
Those who. reside in the immediate locality where
the eoal mining industry is "carried on know perfectly well that although there'are individual cases of
big' wages that the vast majority, are inadequately
remunerated. ,' The same rules'apply to the workers
ih the industry under consideration'applies to'them
as a class that applies^ to every other industry, practically the cost of subsistence. Many of the sen-"
timehtally inclined wilf readily assert that the men
'should be paid more but will refuse to investigate
the .underlying causes of the'.strife, and suggest all
kinds of visionary remedies (sic)"loth to acknowledge that there is'anything'basically out of plumb'
.but with hope born of complacency that somewhere,
somehow;, sometime the'''problem will' be. solved
without interference with the established order of
things..- * ".'v ' ''„   ' " ;   •   "'
- Resolutions and appeals will bejent to the govern
the people'possess theoretically, but do not actually,
and' will not; until* there _s a revolution'of intellect
when instead of beseeching, and imploring they will
take as an example of Power thc position of the
Canadian Pacific Railway or any other powerful
railroad corporation':' A strike is -oh"• coal is in
course bf transit to a consignee"; the coai is needed
by the railroad; thoy do not hesitate to take possessionem-like-manner when the muddied intellects of
the producing class become clarified and the conviction is forced upon them that the salvation of human society-demands that to the producers belong
the full social value of product,- then will they
cease being satisfied with quack, like palliatives and
misery prolonging reforms.
The request of Mayor Mitchell,'of Calgary, that
the Trades and Labor Council should use their offices in nn offort to have resumption of work effected, although undoubtedly well meant, is not
likely to be productive, of any benoficial results even
though thc body addressed should givo tho proposition any serious consideration. ..
Thut everyone would liko to see tho dispute ended Js a foregono conclusion, but in all cases one's
own self interest dominates. The miner wants no
lowering of his standard of living, improved conditions in tho prosecution of work and a voico in tho
selection of thoso with whom ho associates. The
operators, on behalf o'f their patrons—tho dividend
roeoivorH—do not wish to allow, thoir profits to
suffer aiid any demand whatsoever is considered an
attack upon tho citidul of vested rights which muiit
bo contested nt every point; thc general public
whether it bo lho farmer who nods fuel for his steam
plough; the manufacturer or municipality that must
havo it to produce enorgy, aro all anxious to got
coul fo^ themselves mainly, any thought of the principals in the controversy is secondary. '„
Wo have mado repeated roforonco to solf-inlcrest
as the great actuating factor at all times, hut it
would ho in order to prevent, tho possibility of mm-
understanding of interpretation to proJ'aco tlio word
"self intorcHt" willi tho ndjoutivo "enlightened."
When all tlio unitN of humnn aocioty or at least tho
vast majority have the conviction forced upon them
that "no man lives unto himself alone," and that ho
who HorvcH himsolf best, best servos others. This
is not altruism as generally concoivod but is tho
development of the ogo in Its' highest form. Hut
to achieve this insteadof endeavoring to patch a
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it reverential awe for thono who lmvo heen dubbed
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injj ill**-; there arc ao many miiula discuiwhig litem
that out of evil Hhnll como forth good and mankind
attain a higher degree of intellect than over haa
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FERNIE, B.C,       Phone 34
Tlioy woro two Coloman boys (wo
won't montlon thoir names) rocont ro*
emits of tlio Hoy Scout HrlRatlo, full
of «>nl to provo tliomiwlvofl nn worthy
diBclplefl of tlio now movomont. Wlillo
down at lho Btatlon watching tlio pas*
n«nrr,r ir^r, rfr§c j;.,"ivty ji'b'JttJ'two
IndlvWunlH -who hnrt cnw-mlUort' -thn
nwfnl orltr.0 of choatlng tho C. P. U.
of tlio prlco of tlckoU by stealing a rldo
upon tlio blind iMRgftgo,
"Thoro's not to mako roply,
TtlProR not  In  i-m«on  wliy'"
Tlioy did'not bother tliolr braln»
whothor the two Individual! woro work
Ing mon without fund! or moroHy ponnl-
Ions tourlHts, but actuated by a do«lro
to piny tho rolo of sleuths thoy watoh-
od whoro Hioho two mon wont to trail
Ing thorn to thoir resting placo and thon
hlkod off to tho police nuthorltl«i
who cnmo down nnd vounced upon tho
culprlilA nnd plnrml thom In gaol.
Upon tho parents of thono boy! bo*
Ing Informed nf the nmntonr detoctlvos*
doughty dcod t|loy jUvo docldod that
tho two rofniitR ahall no longer con-
lluuo with tho Noy flcout Ilrlgarte.
Stanley St,  -  Nelson
Dent Family and Working man'*
' Hot-si In City; nicely furniahed
rooma with Oath.     Beds, BOc,
each. m*ali, 3Sc.   li
A Union House
Prop,, J. 8. OAR RATT
Tho riroBont nddrei! of Androw Rk-
lund, a Swede, who wan working for
tho Crow's Nost Pnub Lumber C*»„ at
Wnrdner, In wanted hy Chlof of Polico
II. N. Clorko for tho purpoRo of restoring a sum of 180 bolonglrig to him.
Ho Ib about '48 or 60 yonro ot ago,
nnd UBtinlly follows somo occupation
connoctod with tho lumbor Industry.
WANT THE BEST !      1
And  Nothing: but the Best Ih Fresh
and   Smoked    Meats,    Fresh    and
. ;®.^*K***.Pi?hsp^iV,pr»ducol Poultry     >
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Right on the corner      :
Electric Lighted
8team Heated
The Waldorf Hotel
First Class Accommodation for Travellers •
Hot and Cold Water "'. L, Ai. M„|lf mmf>. •
Days are Here
And wo arc horo with THE RBPRIOERATORS,
Wo show, tho largest and. boot assorted in Fornie,
including the "Greenland-" "Loader,*» and tho
"While Frost"   Sanitary.    Prices   from  $11.00
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tw  yw.i/Vt
Ice Cream Freezers, 2 to 8 qts.
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', .7The.team"to defeat Coal Creek aB
'"-, as - told...ln • last" - week's Michel ".notes
- , did not arrive- owing no doubt, tp the
* coronation festivities/ or, perhaps the
. ■ seaman's', strike \ had a" little . to , do
,   with thej matter.     However,'Michel
football team arrived at about 2 oclock
-,. 'tbt play ..their, return-league fixture,
"and as the game was advertised for
' 2.45"* tliey,- made straight to the foot-
' ball ground to get to business.   Harry
Hutson, the -Michel trainer, was tellng
, the'boys of the .'smart team he was
. handling and how they were.going to
_,, smash ■ the ' Creek: - fellows up.  '' But
alas and alack! the following was the
Michel line up:' - J ""   "; ';
- Moore,, goal;    Moore, Evans backs;
, ' Watsoni *-1JerikInsoh   and" Perguison.
-,' harves;^Harper,7,Beddington',l. Morris,
Brown and Weaver/ forwards,    "•
"*'..'Coal. Creek—Barnes, goal;..Ilesketh
'- and .Oaldey.J.backs;. Ban*.. .Mills. and
Johnstone, halves; Hartwell,"IJilkertpn.
; Manning, Mitchel and Booth, forwards.
- -' y Thej game was. a pretty. fast, one)
fro_. the start, both teams bent on cap-
'. ,_turi'ng > the;-two points,, but tb write"
- the full details of -the.'game would .take
..-'a full newspaper, so exciting was   the
. encounter, so we will*.just state that
• the game ended in favor of Coal Creek
c2, * Michel 0.-' J. Wilson, of Fernte, *r#*.
".. 'fereeX"''--V;'"  l"'"-',---'~'7,-','"  •'< ,' ■■■;
,-, Mrs. Robt. Moore,1 late"* of Vancou-
*,yer,vfis spending,* a* few weeks with
- her parents," Mr. and; Mrs.* Dooley/.be-
fore' joining her. husband-'at.-Edmon*
.' ton. -,    ,,■-.-.;_..••-.■-. . .-'"ii'iyy-'j- -'-■-',
';'.-, Mr, and Mrs.- Shamks and family paid
• .' a,short visit to Michel ori Tuesday.
.  Joe.Wilson arrived back in Campton
Wednesday after spending five months
- in Whitehaven, England: ••< v   \-
■ Ed. Powell,' blacksmith,* teaming on
-. ;*'ther hillside moving-'-logs, had the mis-
*-,  fortune to.break his. leg:.'.-He was
brought down in a "special and taken
to the hospital. - -■'7.*7"
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- What .might have proyed'.a fatal'-ac:
- cident- happened on Saturday, afternoon.", .One of the lumber-teamsters
put of pure generosity' allowed some
children jta. ride in thb .wagon; and having * fastened his team.to one of the
, posts: iii. First ^Street,( ;Wl} lie • attending
' to some business, a "small boy loosened'the team, thinking to save time. * A
bicycle passing V the horses started
them on the, run. ..One boy, George
Lurigan, aged 7 years, fell off at the
start and severely, Sprained hia arm;
His brother, Robert, aged 5,' held'on
the wagon, tho horses galloping up Central Avenue until raising the hill near
tho tennis court, going to' West Coleman, whon by.* a' sudden jolt of the
- waggon he was* pitched on" the rocks,
recoivlng a large gash on tho head and
cheek, whicli rendered him unconscl-
"oua. , - Ho \yas qulcldy rembvod to
tho hospital, nnd thero attended by
. Dr, Ross, and afterwards taken home
From Inquiries ho is progressing fav**
, orably >and will soon bo out of danger.
Mr. Davidson rendered first aid..s'
Sad Death of Archie Culbertson,
* -  Aged 12        - -        ^
On Monday aftornoon, after being
out with a party of Boy ScoutB practising, swimming, deceased wont along
with Hugh and Gornld Rlddlo to .join
in a picnic with other, of tho Riddle
family. Deceased, Gerald nnd J. H.
Williams wont to McGilllvray Croe)*:
to obtain some wator, whon- Archlo
„ stood on a rook whloh movod and ho
foil Into tho crook, the wator taking
him some yards down to whero sonio
logs woro fast In a jam, His llfoleus
body was rocovor_d an'hour lator.
At tho Inquest tho doctor's ovldonon
pointed out that ho had boon rondorod unconscious by tho fall and lifo
lind boon prossod out by tho pronsuro
of tho wtor, A vordlct of aooldontal
donth wns roturned.
Tlio ronmlns woro Intorrod at tlio
comotory on WodnoRday, whon a lnrgo,
gathering of ovor 200 of his nohool
frUmdti. also tonolioi. nnd sohoolboard
offlclnlH. nttomlod. A mo_t touching
tiorvlco wns hold, Rov, Murray officiating. Among the. largo gathorlnon.Br
Among tho largo quantity of wreaths
and flowors ftirnlshod woro tiiono by
1 Coloman JunJora, Miss Folton and
scholars of Ills clnsH, I. C, nml Coko
Co'b Moss, Hugh nnd Gorald Ulddlo,
m.uI io.u.ul u.huiti, uiuHi byiupatliy
Ir frit for tho Jfld. taolhor, ho bd/**,'
hor only eon.
CoUmin vi. Prank
Colomnn cortnlnly got bit on the
roclc pitch nt FrnnU. Ono gront cnuHO
l/mlim Ciiu UtAiiiiwA >n Uiuir Uibiri, tor
thoro wns no r«al comblnntlnn football,
Frank simply walking round thom In
their way but could only scoro by a
mull of McCullock'a In allowing Cooper
to got a shot In which looked protty
anay. This monnt ono for Frnnk. Our
boys thon bogan to wake up a llitlo.
and trl-**! to -xiunllxo, but tho whlntlo
blow hnlf tlmo too soon.
At tho ro-start Frank proswd hoavy.
Tho Colomnn boys wero dissatisfied
with an appeal for off-Mile* and tho
game waa throatenod with a shar*.)
ondlnir, and as a rtrnnlt Cooitor wnn
ttllowwl to scoro number two for Frnnlc
inothor rovlvnl nnd Frnnor put in   a
fine goal for .Coleman.,"'; At the, se-
sumption * Frank"* played - the" "defence
and Patori.'had quite,"a7 hard. time.
Frank-made, another- breakaway ^coring another-goal5 to their credit, fit
wps .hen" that Coleman' started to piay
football and the game became- worth
looking at.. Some'fine play-rwas' shown
by both teams, Emmerson putting'in
a "fine.-run,-'passing'tq '_aotbn.7who
scored in fine style. The game" ended
in a -ftlri for Frank by 8 to, f.
Councillor. Clarke _' while j showing
some of* the'ladies, of'the celebration
committee the-cells wliere'rthe unruly
persons a!rel placed'-', for safe keeping,
one of .he ladles'1 put our councillor
under the key.of justice., , I .was not
able to ascertain the ^amount. bf the
ball that. was ■■ assured * to undo the
key. Nevertheless he, turned'up to
marshall the school children in the
coronation march.'
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Adam Paterson, and-A. Villenne were
the-recipients of handsome presents on
Sunday, eveni'ng.-last. " Adam has been
expecting * "to. leave - us ' for some time
he having , got shls marching orders
quick ori -Friday•_to "take 'the ties, on
Monday. for, Victoria). there' tb attend
tb the' hotel' duties? . 'Harry's destination is not.known.,t^TKe meeting opened with.-J."- Jpbinstonf-.in.t|te. chair/ and
every oiie lcnbws the.able way in which
Jack* can. carry; but this pleasant duty.
;;': The following programme was gone
through. Prof. Crawford' and H. Anderson; duet, piano and violin. Crossing
tbe Bar; W. Irving,. sbng,-: Wandering
Boy;* W.' Thompson,* recitation, Buy
Your Own Cherries (this was given in
Tyneside dialect); J.."Ho_>kiris, song."
Lead Kindly Light;" R." Jones, short
speech, taking for-his text'.The 'Prodigal's Return; W. 'Shone,. song,. Oh,
Rest in the J-Lord;'.', j J*^'Stephenson,
speech, Belibld he went to a'Far Country; E. Barnes;- song^.Ora Pro Nobis.
E.,; Parish, son; And the Sower Went
Forth to Sowj-L; Faustina, sorig,.Rock
of Ages; Jno^Timbermari; speech, Do
as You Would' be; Done :.By;-l:William
Graham, when, making! the presentation commented bn the high^ apprecia
tion in which both brothers,,were held
alsojon the excellent*; and '-.appropriate programme. "Adam"responded in
a. very, short speech, expressing his
sorrow In leaving,such'a large, bunch
of friends. Jackllohnston then brought
the proceedings to a close thanking all
present on the able way "they'had .assisted "--him. ■''.'"   •       '"'7-     Jr.    '
. The phase is pleasing and suggestive;*
arid the Times heard-It, used yesterday
with an application that was novel and
unexpected, It was made^use of by'.a
working miner who has travelled widely; and began his wanderings with the
class-corisclous conception of Socialism
as his Intellectual and economic creed.
Ho had personal characteristics ' and
intuitive ability beyond tho ordinary
and had not travelled without cultivating the., faculty of analysis of social
conditions and thoir causes. ,Ho has
beon recently in (Australia, whoro he
had an opportunity'for pbservlng tho
trend of Labor government at close
.range. Although he has profited
from fortunate Investments, ho ls still
a working man and has not lost his
sympathy with those who-toll earning
their bread by tho sweat of their'
brow. ,*
HiB summing up is torse and indisputable Ilo says thoro *must bo an
Intollectual revolution among working
mon boforo thoro can bo a succosoful
oconomlo revolution, "What Is tho
uso," ho asks, "ot taking powor away
from ono buronucraoy and handing It
over to anothor?"
Ho l«. hopoful thnt tho lntollootual
revolution will take placo, nnd says
that'In Australia, as elsowlx.ro, thoro
aro marked ovldencos thnt tho moro
hopeful and trustworthy lnbor load'oro
fool thb truth of this Interrogatory
axiom with all its foroo, To somo
oxtont ho'attributes tho.drnwing back
of tho Labor voto In AiiRtrnlln from
tlio omloi-Bomont of tho provisions for
tho nationalization of commorco and industry whloh woro rocontly utihulttod
undor roforondum In tlio Commonwealth. ;
Wo think tho recognition ot thin fnct
by thoughtful mon whoso sympnthlos
nml offorts nro for tho emancipation of
th'o laboring clast-os Is the most hopoful sign of tho times prlnttngroat
ful sign of tho tlmoH pointing toward
such n consummation. Tlio sclonco ot
govornmont has boon tho problem of
tho.agos, and it has engagod-tho boat
nnd most lion ost Intellects of mnnklnd.
Wo lmvo to admit that wlioro It Is bost
understood ft is often mont abusod,
but that fact docs not ollmlnata tho
problems in. political economy. ' Tho
passing ovor ot powor,to thoso' who
do hot understand- tbo olomontary
principles ot the eclenoo which futuro
ngos will bo roqulred to perfoct nnd to
mon who aro ossentlally nnturnlly, or
artlflcnlly no bettor thnn thono who
now possess it, doos not npponr to bo,
tho rational method of solving humanity's proM _m«.-—Victoria Time*.
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: "Mr. Clarke, of Fernie, -is a guest^of
Mr Hartiey here this week. ;•' -,.*'..
1 Miss Kendal, sister of Mrl.A. F. Kendal, arrivedSuriday last and,will spend
a week as guest of. her brother-' and
sister-in-law.      ."     ,        *>. <•;'    >(
Mrs. Longprfi visited her .sister,. in
Cranbrook,last week. ."'•*".
0 Mr. J. Joya captured a red deer, fawn
Saturday last near B. level. He and
another Italian were but' with their
disj.'-wh-'ch gave chase to tlu? mother
and as the little one was only a few
days old, it was easily taken"and probably- would .have .died had not, Mr.
Fred Waters takenv coiripaBsIon upon
the littlo animal.
. Miss Macdonald, of Corbin, is spending the week in town. - Another visitor
from Corbin is Mrs. Allen..   : -' \,.'. *
Mesdairies Spalding and Barber were*
registered, at-The Royal Hotel W[ednes^
day last.   ,.*'    '      '    '
~r Messrs. Wright and Moreau.are'pre*-
paring themselves to become members
of the Alpine Club ,by climbing mountains.: ,' J. , .'   . , ,'       \  '  ' *
S,)Mr. and Mrs. Parkin left for Creston'
Saturday accompanied by:Mr; Beebe.
/Special services. were' held in'the
Presbyterian Church Sunday last when
inembers of the local lodge of Knights
of - Pythias" atterided lri" a body.,
-;:Mrs. Anderson-and Miss Rankin* rendered"''solos in a very efficient and
pleasing -mariner. y - , -   '•
''*, Messrs. Stockett .and Kendall and
Miss'Kendail drove to Fernie on">Tues-
day.'*' J. :,   '       " ', , ,. *,
..Mra Anderson made a busines trip Ho
**-•_*_ , * t        .        » L 1.    . ,
Fernie on Monday last.'     "   ^    **  .
■ Mr3. Stopkett after a, pleasant sojourn of three,weeks iri Montana visiting friends returned last.Saturday;.
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.* We,regret;"tb'report   that   despite
every care" that loving hands could bestow and medical" knowledge furnish
at 2 oclock on Tuesday morning little
Louie *_-_trvis passed away after several
weeks, lllnes.   7''.*"*',', '*  '
,..The griefi'of;,the stricken" parents
and relatives .hayej the heartfelt sym-
of affliction. ' The child was beloved
by*all who knew her,*'arid although but
three" years, was "remarkably for her
.winsomb ways and sweet disposition,
a universal favorite. The funeral took
place-*on Wednesday "afternoon at 2
p.m"-., when a very large procession followed, the remains to Its last resting
placa,     ,'     . ,-'; ,' -. ■>
' Floral tributes were numerous and
among" these were the following:
' A; wreath and croBs of wild' flowers
by. the school children.
A beautiful wreath of roses and ferns
by tho Ladies' Auxiliary.       **>      ' ' *
Spray,' white carnations—Mrs. Dunbar.
, Cros,   blossoms   and   foliage—Mrs.
Rogers. - "'
Carnations—Mrs. Higgins.
Wreath of blossoms—Miss White,
.Spray of panslos—Miss Connie Mar-
lutt. ,    ''
,   Wreath hot wild' roses' nnd follage---
Sybll McMeokln. -     * '
Spray of pansies—Gladys Thompson.
Spray of Violets—j^llss ' Alexander,
CroBs of wild hollyhocks—Pearl and
Archie' Courtnoy,
.    .(.'ISSUING FOR WAGES   .
Foley,   Welch   and   Stewart   Ordered
>   Pay Back Wages to Man, Enter
' '■, . - Appeal       ,
* Letters To       i
The Editor
•IWorst'bn Record."
"If tho prosont Govornment Is tho
frlond of tho workera," snld Mr, Pitt,
of Woolwich, at tho concluding sosston
of < tho Unitod Govornmont Workers
Federation, "thoy ought to show tliolr
friendship In thb workf_hoi.Fi,
"Numerous caaos of swbatlng aro
lo .bo found, nnd wo nro now convinced that tho Liberal Govornmont is
thb worst onomy thnt wo, ns Govornmont workors, hnvo ovor lind to donl
"Wo lmvo liopod nn workers," Mr.
Pitt wont on, 'that wo should ono dny
control tho unlvorsltloH ns wo ought
lo do. - Oxford and Cnmbrlrtgo bolongs
to us as mon, and it ts now posslblo
for ovory mombor of tlio Woolwich
Workors' Union to go through London
"Tlioro Is nothing to stop thorn ox
copt thb f*nuo thoy hnvo for following
football nnd seeing that Woolwich Ib n
tho First Division Loaguo,'"
Dr, Mnonnnjararof Woolwich, strong*
iy ciu'i*u_l mu systom which permitted fount: uivu lo Uo \iln\ulod to poni*
tions of trust ovor tho bonds of mon
who had aorvod nn apprenticeship. Ho
malntnlnod that mechanical trndos
could not bo loamod by study In iinl-
i--- "in        ''
It was rosolvod thnt tho exocutlvo
should , nrrango for n propaganda
throughout tho oonRtltuoncos, donllng
with tho troubles of Govornmont
workors,—London Dnlly Exprosa,
-Thb members of thta orgnnlzntlon
having boon Informed tlm'M n bnby
had strayed away from home In Vnn-
conv-ir, InsUtutwl aearebtnir parlloa and
Wiirh tn ihi* rollnf of thn'...Strrtitfl-I
paronta tho littlo ono was discovered
and brought Uomo.
• An instance of the near-peonage to'
which workmen are subjected by large
employes, especially contractors, lumber, camp owners and, even railroad,
comes to light in the "suit, brought by
George F, Bayes,- agalnstthe firm of
Foley, Welch and Stewart, contractors
on the G. T. P., with offices at 830
First Street. '.
' Bayes "was working as cook at the
camp of the contractors, situated * at
Prairie Creek, 92 miles west of' Edmonton, where the work of constructing thei grade of'the Grand Trunk
Pacific railway is being carried on.
Receiving word from^hls home in Port
Arthur, 'Ont, bf the.serious illness of
his son,-Bayes asked.'to b'e relieved
from ' duty and'* paid "his wages * in
order that he might hurry tb the bedside of hij?- son.. v He was informed
that it wbuld.be necessary for him to
remairi'on-the job until a man could be
secured for. the place, and- this he did,
staying five days after., giving notice of
his--'resignation.-'"- With-ithe arrival .of
tlie newj cook* Bayes -asked for his
money, but was told that he would not
be paid at that point, arid that iVwould
be*.necessary for him to walk-to*the
camp ,at" Fitzhugh, which, is'.19 miles
miles farther west frbm Prairie Creek
or 111,'-miles"west,;of pdmonton. - The
foreman', at Prairie, Creek gave the
resigning cook a'membranduin of time
showing thit he had earned'the amount of $81.60 and fi* started west',on
his .onk hike. ^ Crossing over swollen
rivers, successfully .negotiating several muskeg-"patches..;arid-making his
way through the-bush, IBayes' covered
about half, the distance .-when he realized, his'inability tp'proceed farther.
About the same time he came upon a
returning'party:*,q_,_ieri,,'*w_o told hirri
itwould",b"3>7utterly impossible for him'
to "reach' FitZuugh;'- ae'"fliey' had"' tried
it. themselves! and wei;e.vcpmpelled' to
return." ;*'On' his. way back .Bayes'called again';at;,PraIri.e'-':"Qi:eek, but with'
cided to apply, at-the ;Ednibnton'.bfflce'
of' the' firm;. .-','":'-"-" ".. ' >     . - *',,'
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Arriving in,this:clty*he-paid a*visit
to the little "shack office ,pf Foley,
Welch" „and- Stewart';1 oq.<; First • Street
and^madb himself knp-^n/;*'" The man
in'chargb'apartynamed McLeod."looked at his'membrandum and then stated
that'he had nb authority to.pay wages.. Getting; no satisfaction from anyone, Bayes went to court, securing the
services* of Attorney- Colonel E. .B
"Edwards, after the case came on. trial.
Judgment was^given in favor,of the
plaintiff and'the sum of $81.50 was ordered, to lie paid to Bayes by McLeod
on or before Friday, June IC.' In addition to the amount to be paid the plaintiff, the defendants ..were .assessed
tho costs, amounting to ■ $2,50. There
was no dispute with regard to.tho amount of monoy due the plaintiff, lt
being admitted that tho sum sued for
was. the corroct amount duo.
Right here ls brought-to light- the
injustice of tho stand taken by many
omployors of labor. Ddyos |md boon
Informed that thore wore no funds on
hnnd with which to liquidate his claim
for wages, biit with tho ultimatum of
tho court standing boforo thom, tho
amount of $81,50 was,quickly forthcoming, not to bo paid tho ox-omploye,
but Into court to provide tor an appoal
to" tho hlghor courts.
Tho appoal will not bo acted upon
until noxt Soptombor, and ln tho moan-
tlmo Bnyes Is loft strandod In tho city
and without employment. Illnsoii
continues to grow wpmo, and tho fath-
or'R only recourse Is to olthor soil his
tlmo statomont lo somo spoculntor or
lonn shark nt a gront ly reduced rato
In ordor to Aocuro n fow dollnrs to
carry him to Port Arthur, or olso start
ont as n common tramp, ntonllng his
wny on freight trnlns. Tho objoct of
tlio ompolycrs In roHortlng to thoso
niotliodB Ih said to bo thnt of Impress*
ing upon tho mon thb Idoa Hint, thoy
must romnin on tho Job until tho work
Iiiib boon finished In ordor to rocolvo
thoir pay without a controversy.
In Bnycm' Journoy to Kdmonton ho
was compelled to hulld four rnflR In
ordor to cross that mnny stronmt*.
J, T, .rcolllflon nppoarod for tho dofondnnts,
rtayes tolls tho story of a young
Srotohmmn who l« -nmnlov-nil *liv titt*
samo firm,.nnd who now.wlnhoH to
leavo tho sorvlco, but la hold at IiIb
work bocauso of tho rofusnl of tho contractors to pay his wages amounting to
$112, Tho Scotchman, ho* not boon
pnld a cont In uuvcirnl month*, It In
an! _.—lOdmonton Journnl. v ,
The editor Is \ not   responsible for
articles that»are sent in.'.
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_     Fernie, B. C.      **
, -   .„       - '    ' June 20,'1911
To the Editor, District Ledger:— -
Dear Sir,—Would you kindly allow
nie a little space 5n your taluablo pan-
er to, voice 'my, appreciation of our
retiring Financial Secretary D. Rees.
During his term of office he has acquitted himself .par, excellence.' Undoubtedly by his uncompromising attitude he has made some enemies, but
it is' a positive fact that his friends
are legion. It Is with deepest'regret
that they heai>of his retirement from
office. He-was unanimously elected
delegate to the convention at Columbus. The report that was.:;!ven to the
Local demonstrated clearly that he was
no ordinary delegate... His * criticisms
we're interesting" and .unbiased. - "No
office, seeking-at:any-price Is Dave. The
flourishing condition of the-Local again
testifies to his sterling qualities. ,
'' Glad am I that his influence will not
be'..wholly -withdrawn from the Local,
for he has again" accepted an onerous
position connected with Gladstone
Local to the satisfaction of his friends.
7He gave a timely warning to the
members of Gladstone* Local'that the
position of, Firiaricial; Secretary called
for the best of'their membership.
■:His successor, must be a "man possessed with a good knowledge of bookkeeping, a good business letter.-writer'
and one who could acquit himself as
a-platform'speaker.', ..
"■'.'•There..are a goodly*-number of aspirants : up for the office, and it is the
earnest - hope of the writer that the
brothers'of .Gladstone' Local will ponder* over, the-words of their retiring
secretary'-;and record their,votes ac-
"cordirigly." * -'    ' '       '"   *
--,.--.   -  Yours for Progress, ■       "  -
Hotel   .
W.H. Murr
Chimney   Blocks
•   Get Our Prices
,W.        M.     DICKEN.
How About that Drain?
T. W. Davies
"It will do you good, arid besides it
isnlt always you're' invited tb test a
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superior brand like this.' *■*
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There's no gainsaying, but what the
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sold here is a genuine builder up of
the system.' Claret punches or.sherry
cobblers made from' wine, sold here "are
simply lrresistable'.;For.all kinds of
"wine buy from us_''*' ;0;'v    -
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'-'7 ■ -'7 * , -   Coleman, Alta., *
'.*■''.*... ;: •' - '• ' -' June 4th, 1911
To the Editor,,,District. Ledger:—
■Dear ,Sir,rr-The other .day*. I heard
a '* discussion between a few , mining
men on,the method in-which, the examination for mine managers were carried on a few years ago in B. C.
It seems two candidates sat at one
of tho examinations and' their papers
were examined ln the usual way by the
mining board and were non-succes*-*-
ful. • . The two candidates thought
otherwise, and demanded to have their
papers examined' by some other mining experts, so their papers were sent
to the International Correspondence
School, who declared the candidates
successful. ,     ,   •
Now, -Mr. Editor, I havo not boen
ln tho country long enough to know
how theso matters aro carried out, nor
any facts about tho above case, but I
do not bollovo it to be truo, or what
was the use of an examining board,
so I should llko to* know If such a
caso hnb occurrod In* tho history of
mining examinations In B. C.
Yours truly,.
* '
(Ed.-—Wo do not know of nny such
Incldont, Hnvo mado diligent enquiry
among those who would bo llkoly to
know, without obtaining nny definite
Informntlon, honco, ronson for dolay
In answorlng. Those who mnko thos**
looso -Btntomonts, should rofrnln from
casting nsporsloiiH nnd bo propnrod to
furnish dofinlto dotnlli-:),
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Aerent   Fernie   Branch
Pellatt    Ave.    North
When Yjou Want F'nt,rS.'yo?
... ■ want {rood print- o
ing.    That's tha kir.cl *-ye do; ard ft th-',,
__dg___LP-CIs^.■_^iuM^•*^,lylfcl^-n,^*r-*',* s—
gamo ciittnoe you wot.'.! nik for the' hom*
merohunt—trade at home. «
Probably tho theory of slmllla nlml-
lll.ua curaului* (llku uurtm llko) wan
the rrnson Uu»«.- Thomnn Murphy uf
Alton, 111., wns ci'cred by his jt*rv«t
ciun io drink ono jrlnim of boor <'%oiy
hnlf hour nnd six Rlnsron of bftor between llmos during tho day. Ills dl-
nnnn* wan _onaumiJlloii*.,;**uu If ho lit oh
ten years his consumption of tho frothy liquid will bo ,442 bnrrols.
Hired for Two Weeks to Bring Rigl*
merits up ts Strength
NIAtiAUA.--Tlio fn. dovolopcd ro-
rontly thnt moro thnn HOO of tho rural
mllltln In enmp h-nro nro men picked
up In Toronto nlong tho docks' and in
tho lodging liotiK-s, nnd hired for two
u-.t-k.-** to bring tlio forco up to th*»i
_Ui-ju..U'.. Tliuvu pvoiuUbH, to lie h|
big »(>iii*nMon In I-arllnmont over lho
nffnlr. ,,
To tho Editor,. District Lodgor.—
Donr Sir,—Will you nllow mo n lit-,
tlo of your npneo to nny a fow words
on tho abovo subject.,    It Is n Just
(liiontlon, nnd I nm only /miring for tho
right which I pnld for whon working,
but. yot wlion It comon to getting rollof I must bo reduced connldorably
without nny explanation whnt nvor. l-'or
Instance through my fnmlly bolng In
tho old country I am only recoivlng $21
por month for myself nnd family; out
of thai I rocolvo $0 por mouth, thus
leaving a Imlnnco of $12 to send homo
(Ioiib commission for ordor) and yot a
man with tlio nam« numhor In fnmllv
out horo rocolvos $25 por month, which
means to say thnt thoro Is $4 por
mouth of a lonn, nothwlthstandlng tho
fact that I pay tho samo amount of
duos mul nuuoHsmentH,    Your corros*
ponilont of last woek (Mr. 11. Homo)
would nnvo one think by hlo lotter that
had tho mootlngs boon nttonilod tho
ronson would bo known.    I might toll
him Hint I dont go about spouting on
tlio depot or tho stroot coriiorn (Oh,
No!) hut. on tho other hnnd hnvo boon
to all m*"*.""Hngi*i nnd have never heard
tho '.•"■onwin glvon.   In fact, I wns blind
to the I'.-tJuctlou until I gut my chi-'iuo
to Hi-mi limn*',' therefore If Mr. Homo
thtnkH fit to nn«wor tho quontlon ht
him K-r-l to th«i point snd not go Juggling with It nnd rushing to the pwttn
\ Jtfi a MXer of rrlllclnm, for this >»
n pMtn fjiiMflfin.
Yours truly,
New Michel
& Blairmore
Grand Theatre. Fernie
Fernie's Popular Play House
A High Class Program of
Pictures Tonight ,
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the Children WmM
By Gilson  Gardner
GREENSBURG, -Pa.—The famous
"Westmoreland coal strike which has
been in progress' nearly a year and a
half, has reached a new stage,   .
A little crippled girl, 14 years old
was sitting on the front porch of her
home when the village scab went by
on his way .from work. The little girl
"' began to laugh at the scab and to stag
"Will .There Be Any Stars in My
For this tho town constable Pat Mc-
Donough, In behalf of the Westmore-
land Coal company, swore out a warrant and had it served by tbe deputy
The little crippled girl was arrested,
taken to Irwin, a village two miles
away, where she was brought up before .he local pustlce of the peace—
"Squire" H. L. Meerhoff. The squire
found the crippled girl guilty, of
"breaking the peace' and' sentenced
her to the county jail,for twenty days.
So the prisioner was taken ten miles to
Greensburg .where she was locked "up
in a jail' provided for hardened- criminals. ■'.' * - > ,,-•-'
,The. crippled girl is Sadie Baker,
With her went her sister, Minnie, 17
years of age, aiid Mary Senic, 32 years
of age,*and the mother of Minnie and
Sadie, Mrs. Martha Baker.-
, > These were all guilty of much" .he
same crime as the crippled girl.   Some
of them, were walking in the public
road in front of their homes and"some
it'is even-charged,- beat on tomato
cans With little sticks. . *• * 'J-'J' _
"They were "tin-panning" the "town
scab as he came from work. -, It was
their way of showing their disapproval
of his refusal to go.with the union and
to strike.
In the same consignment of desperate ' prisoners was Mrs. Margaret
Means, her daughter, Dot Smith, aged
19. With her Adeline Smith, aged
three months, babe at the breast, and
Tillie Means, 'aged 13. Also Mrs. Or-
zula with her baby, aged 18 months.
I looked up the squire and asked him
why he was sending little girls and
women with babies to the county .jail
and the squire became very much enraged.     ■*•
_,.    Court Not Responsible
"My court is not responsible to anybody! -I-am not responsible to -you
or ^anybody; I "do* what'-.I -please!"
shouted the squire,'sitting on his .ront
porch in Irwin.       ",,'.   -**'
On Saturday night June 10, the sheriff accepted a cheque for $324 from
some unnamed friend of the strikers
and released the children "and women
and babies'from the* county, jail. Sunday I looked them up at their .'homes
to ask them how-they liked jail*-life
and to take their pictures. 7 ,.*
The father bf. the Means girl wore'
a Salvation -Arniy badge. '.' All *Vare
Americans, intelligent, decent and law-
Didn't Like the'Rats
"What I most didn't like was the
rats," said little Tillie.
"Yes,"- broke in the grandmother
"the rata and the vermin were terri
ble and it wasn't nice ten of-us'with'
four'single beds.- First night i*e had
to sleep on the floor.0' ,', ' ...
- Little Tillie continued the story.of
the rats.  ,"','''
"Yes,""she said, "the first night'we
decided to have mother sit' up and
watch to see that the rats didn't bite
the baby. They would come up on
the bed, and we were afraid' but mother went to sleep and that didn't work.
'After a while we sort, of' got used
to* the rats.. The union,sent;us in
meals and we used the-jail bread to
k ep the rats fed. We puit the'br'ead
under the beds and^ they'd come and
get it and let us alone;
After these ten women and children,
not counting babies, has been in jail
four days, there occurred some kind
of a legal hocus-pocus which resulted
in a rehearing of the case before Judge
McConnell and the latter decided.that
four-of the prisoners had never been
guilty-of: anything and , they were at
on oa -discharged. *      -*.
, -If "Squire"*Meerhoff -had stated that
his court was not answerable to* anybody except the Westmoreland Coal
company he'would have been nearer
the-truth; I,find that the*justices of
the peace are-being used by, tlie coal
companies in this region to terrorize
the ■ striking miners.- ,
.Rich'Man's Anarchy
,The whole machinery of the law has
brdkendown-in Westmoreland county.
In place ofit'^ there is a species bf rich
man's'; anarchy; -Tlie sheriff, John
Shields, has finally rebelled against the
coal companies.' He began by hiring
deputy sheriffs'at the cost of the coal
companies and letting them go, on the
coal -properties to guard them.
Charges by M. P.
and  Men's
Against Mine Owners
Representatives - -'
'' The Standing,-Committee .of -the
House of Commons, wliich has . tiie
Coal'Mines Bill under consideration,
discussed the part' relating' to safety
lamps. Section A of Clause 32"pro-
' yides' that only * locked safety lamps
shall be used in seams where the air
found" to contain more than one-half
per cent of inflammable gas". Colonel
Hickman moved to- permit the use of
electric lights iri such seams, but the
amendment was withdrawn on the understanding that the question of lamps
In main haulage roads would be reconsidered. Mr. Markham moved that
the section should be amended so as to
read that only locked safety lamps
should be used in any mine. He, said
that the Committee, In approaching the
. consideration of this matter were In a
false position.. An unholy alliance
had been entered Into betwoon tho re-
- presentntlves of tlio men and the coal
ownors, an alliance so unholy and so
damnable ("Ordor, order") that he was
at a loss to understand it. ,*    \
The conditions of tho agreement,
proceoderi Mr. Markham. sh'buld ' bo
mndo known to tho Committc-e.Nnl.
od llghis had caused most'of tho loss
of life' In oonl mines during tlio lost
fifty yours, nnd where there was gns
in a mine In small quantities thnt wns
indicative thnt clangor was thoro. Ilo
put It to'tho .committee tlmt, many
hnd been blown up and, lives been lost
lind iieon worked without gns being
noticed and the mines hnd blown up
and lives been lost. During ton
yonrs, nccldonlfl duo, to nuked lights
hud f:oHt 2!H) Uvea, nnd 2,015 peoplo hnd
boon Injured, Was It not ridiculous
that In Scottish mlnos nnd nt Swansea
n person could go down a mine and
find n man smoking lu ono part aiid rt.
mnn using n safety lamp in anothor?
Anyone who opposed tho uur* of safety
lamps in mlnoH whore tlioro hns been
an explosion hIiouIiI bo hold criminal-*
ly liable and sent to prison without tho
option of a flno.     Thoro woro    no
naked lights on the Continent; and
they were going to allow the butchery
to go in the face of the evidence
which was available. A lamp v only
cost 5s., and the only reason why the
use of these safety lamps was opposed
wa3 that the men said:" "When we get
a decreased light you must-pay us
more." ; **
"' Mr. Enoch Edwards said that very
sweeping charges had been made ag-
owners simply because they had met
and "-tried to agree as far as possible
on parts of the Bill. They had done
nothing,of which they were ashamed.
The suggestions made had been most
helpful and would make the provisions
in the Bill none the less safe. They
were trying to exercise discretion along
the lines of a large experience.
Mr. Laurence Hardy said he entirely repudiated the suggestion that the
mine owners allowed butchery simply
to save expense. Cplonol Hickman
endorsed Mr. Hardy's remarks, and
said that in South Staffordshire tho
mon could not see with snfety lamps,
and thoy would refuse to use them,
Mr. Markham, replying to the critic-
Isms, said that tho owner who had
had,an explosion in his mlno which
cost a man's life, nud then refused to
employ snfoty InmpH, wns not a butcher but a' murderer. The (intendment
wns negatived without a division,
The only amendment carried was
that tho'torm '-main return airway"
should rond " return airway from any
ventilating district in tho Hoam." Boforo tho Commit to n'djourncd until
Juno 15, Mr. Mastermnn said thoy
would liavo'oxtrrt sittings If necessary to got tho Bill through Commlttoo
by lho ciid of July.
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In buying baking powder
examine the label and talce
only a brand shown to be
made with Cream of Tartar
--_•■ ;-.
A pure, wMesome,reliable Grape
Cream oi Tar tar Baking Powder.
Improves the flavor and adds
to the healthfalness oi tlie food.
■' , *      y      ■   v ',-
No Ahai^No:Um
Both Reduce the Healthfullness
of the Food.  v
* -^I am quite -positive tb_t the nae ol alum baiting
.powder ahonld tie condemaed/'       .':""*,*
'7,/' —liof.Vauhea.Vtdm^efMid*^
.Read ihu Label and romombor that   ?.
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"Alain, ■odlom alnm, ImmIc alnmLanm sulphate,
■nlahate of'alomtannn all mean the same 1 thing—
namely, BUStNT ALUM."-_<_mi StattBeeti at Htm*
dr. wriglesworth;-'D_ D^.S.
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.   Of fir.*?: 'Johnson-Faulkner-Bloels. 3
Hours 9-12;' 1-6 *, „   -_. f-, .;: - ;,- -fPhoDO* 72 :
7 B.
Office Henderson Block, Pernie Rf,
*,- • i    i '•       . ,*, ?'_  . .--*
Hours 9 to l;.2.to-6; 6tb 8
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-, Residence - 21' Viotoria ^'Ave."4
W. R. Ross K. C.
" Barristers ana Sollclt-oro   * -
Fernie,'- B.- C.
L. P. Eckstein
D..E. MeTaggart
Cox 8treet
Fernie B. C.
F. C. Lawe
Alex. I. Fisher
v" :~attor*
Fernie*. jB^C.
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Twenty Miners
The special* Coronation Fund of the
Canadian Branch of the .British and
Foreign Sailors* Society has realized
$1100. ...It-was organized t oevoke an
expression of sympathy with the world
wide *work of which His Majesty King
George is patron, and in which, since
his accession both -.the king and the
queen have - shown such .practical in-
terest/'  The__sum^wJliJbe_dev__tpfl_i __
provide four cabins.in.the'New Institute at Vancouver, a "Canadian Room"
in the King Edward Memorial Institute on the Island of Malta.' Intimation has been forwarded to General
Leslie Runrlle, Governor of Malta, that
the room will be furnished and decora,
ed in a 'manner characteristically
Canadian. Also a "Canadian Room"
will be provided at Holyhead in memory of the Prince of Wales forthcoming Invest'ure, andl-Iis Royal Highness is expected to lay the stone of
the New Institute immediately aftor
Ills Installation. ' 'And a "Coronation
Cabin" will be given to the New In-
stltuto at Victoria, B. .C.
Tho demands upon tho society for
new and Improved institutes are enormous, n,nd como from every part of
tho world, and It designs by Its efforts
to alleviate the unrest which Is known
to exist amonc,sea-faring men at. to
the conditions of their life and work.
Lethbrlde,' June 19.—Twenty men
were carried out of Gait No. 3 mine
ot-day, Unconscious from the effects of
fumes. from' the fire which has been
raging underground for several days."
Supt. Robert-Livingstone was among
those removed from the mine. He re***
mained unconscious for several hours
from the effects of the smoke.
The'.fire is reported to have spread
considerably since it'was discovered.
A cltl7.cn of ono of tho wostorn Amerlcnn states wos soon hunting for
tho odltoro of tho locnl pniiorn with n
slint kuii in his hnnd. Ono of Ills
frltinds nskod hlm whut tho odltor Imd
dono to him, nnd ho snld:
"I sent a lottor sinned .ronostns' nnd
ho printed It but added nnotlior *h'."
Since its foundation,
it has been the policy
of this Company to
embody in the
m perfected form, the host typewriter idea* hy
whomsoever advanced.
Mntthow Toarlo, dologato to America
recently outllnod the history of tho
fight the union Is making ngalnst 'In-
human  conditions.' ■
In nn exclusive statomont to tho
United Press ho auld;
Tho strikes,which wore rocontly simultaneously doclnrod nt Antworp,
Liverpool, Amstordam' and othor big
European ports nro results of a fight
Hint has been carried on for twonty
-      . Just  Like Cattle
On most of tho big llnors, and especially on the Cunarrt* boats, (ho mon
nro fairly wol! treated. But on others,,
thoy nro no bottor off than cnttlo.
Tho firemen aro compollod to work
In four-hour shlfta undor conditions
thnt nro Inhuman. Mon ennnot Htnnd
Biir-li hours In n Btokoholo,
Mvon on tho big* llnors Iho men nro
too closely packed together In tho foro-
oftHilo, whoro thoy oat nnd sleep, On
llio Hinnllor ships and tramp atoamoru
liiHnnltnry conditions that prevail uro
They Live on This -
Men nro crowded in short, shallow
biiiikH; tho air is frightful. And tho
food In rancid inputs, looming with vermin, Boggy potntorn thnt would nol be
thrown to hwIiio, nml tho'poorest linl-
inilon of 'coff<-« ImnKliinifjle.
It Ih llio ruin liun ._.ii*lii'fi.H on moat
ships nro fnriilslind so much n dny for
K-riiittfi oi tlie i nnv
and fpr .a time many lives were endangered. , A roll call this morning, however, disabused the management of the
belief that" some of the men were stiil
underground. ■ When the twenty workers were removed in an unconscious
state this morning' it is believed none
were left below. The rumor that many
workers were still underground and
perishing In the deadly fumes, caused
consternation among the wives and
families of the workers, and there wero
many heartrending scenes about the
mouth of the pit,- as the apparently
lifeless forms were brought ifp ono by
ono.    "      •   ' *       '        '
is t
, All of the men will recover, lt is believed, although some of tliem,, camo
vory close to asphyxiation,
The firo has not ronched the coal
sonms, but is still burning In the portions already worked. ,„
. Tho hoat caused a great cavo-in 'yesterday, and It is oxpoc thtdoat.st.rll?
torday, and lt is expected that this
will check tho progross of the flames.
A milo of wntor hoso has boon laid
and as soon as tho Hue to tho mine Is
comploto, the diggings, In which the j boen clonrod of smoko and workmen
flro Is, will bo floodod with wator, * can proceed with tho repairs with tho
which will offoctually extinguish tho utmost socurlty.
mine\was got under control, and the
men are busy clearing up the debris
and- putting the mine Into good shape
once more.
'-."While It is stated that at no'time
did the fire assume serious proportions, nevertheless it .occasioned, the
manager a' great deal of worry on ac-
count^qf the fact that its location-was
about a* mile from the* bottom*of the'
shaft, thus necessitating the laying of
a_ milfi__ nf_^_lnn___Hn_-___>___,f_-_f__, ___<_»_ _,H__ ___»
-. -. : ■—«--r-——_-._.v,— **w»w. w^-wu.. wj._i_£-
could be done to <• check its advance.
On', Saturday tho, former, jnanager, W.
D., L., Hardie,. now .of ..Diamond ^City,
was called in to-givp.his.advice as,the
mine .was,more familiar, to him than
to'the .present superintendent
7¥It was found that the only'way to
reach .the fire-would beitoiijay a hose
line"* from the. city water mains, and
accordingly the. fire department was
called in. The large steamer fromNo.
1 station •• was takerf to the top oMhe
shaft and a hose line laid from'the
hydrant near St. Andrews church on
Westminster road. Then a line of
hoso was laid in tbe mine from the
engine, to tho scone of the fire.' Tho
terrific forco' of the stream .thus supplied soon ennbled the men to got the
flro undor control 'without any danger
and at nn early hour, on Monday,night
the troublo was practically overcome.
.The loss Is riot largo, as the timbors
for only a short distance woro burned, but there was a slight cave-in
which was Inevitable owing to tho
burning of tho ground and afterwards
soaking It with water.    Tho mlno hns
7 ':,. .jm, >"-.*- ..' ;.-■','*"
delivered    to   all
.-•-tf.olIVt ■■*.■•
-parte .:©f-.the-town
■,-n7u-*."_*'v7 ,"-,.. .
s  .-,i,'tl-9*fc
Verhaeet .Brother*.
•_ 'ci _;•,■•■•,
'-   l"-.*'. o.
a Mljiery employer has,placed, at,the
/disposal' of ;the secretary,of state for the
home department a sum of one thousx-
and pounds,.ste'rling to'be offered" for
the best'.lamp "filling certain requlre-
ments."'The natiiw»' of the requirement
and'the'other particulars in'bonnection
with'the competition for the prize, of
externaL affalts_.at .Ottawa...'      -'■ L_7__
By strenuous work Mondny on tho
Gonornl Mnnogor Nalsmlth ls at a
Iobb to know what caused the flro, as
part of tho men omployod at the Gait nothing but repair work has boon dono
Colllorlos In No. 3 shaft,' nlded by tho in that soction of tho mlno slnco tho
city flro department, tho flro in No. n j striko watt callod—Lothbrldgo Horald,
WASHINGTON--According lo tho
United Stntes deologlcnl Survoy tho
qunntlty of coko producod ln lho United Stntos in 1801 oxcoodod that of nny
year ln our history.
Tho combined output, of coko from
boohlvo and rotort pvoiiB amounted In
1010 to 41,081,110 short tons, vnluod nt
$90,flfl-3,2«7. Compared with 1H00, whon
tho production amountod lo :iD...1 n.OOH
short tons vnluod nt $8&,(I3M8.*I( tho ro*
cord for 1010 showed nn tnt-ronR-*** of
1,'1(10,341; short ton» or 0 por ront In
quantity ntul or $0,730,784 or 10.B por
cent In valuo, \-
In tho production of coke In 1010
there wiih » forgo rolntlvo lncroaso n
WASHINGTON — Tlio testimony
glvon boforo tho Sonato Commltteo on
. Inanco that if pork bo plncod on tho
freo list, China would control tho
pork market In thin country, An Illustration of tho cnpnclty of China ns
n pig product oxporlor comes from
Consul Gonornl Griffiths, at Liverpool,
who snys of a slnglo consignment Hint
arrived In tho English Port from Hankow,,
'Tlio cargo Included 10,000 cnrenssoH,
nonrly 72,000 cases of othor frown
KoodB. nbout 1,000 cnBos of eggs, mnny
boxoi of bacon, nnd ovor 10,000 cnse»
■, A bulletin of the Censusand Statistics Office issued' recently states that
the season this year has been favorable for field ' crops ih all- parts of
Canada, and excellent reports have
been received from all the provinces.
The lowest percentage of,condition is
made for fall wheat;'which suffered
from an Inadequate' protection in tbe
winter months, and also to somo ox-
tont from spring frosts. Tlio areas of
fall wheat are greater than last, yenr
by 13.70 per cent. Tlie total area In
wheat Is 10,1503,400 acres, as compared
with 9,294,800'In 1910. and 7.71.0,400 in'
1909. Tlio per cont condition of fall
wjicat at the end of May was 80.63 and
of spring wheat,, 90.69. The area In
oats ls 10,279,800 acres and Its conilN
tion 04,76 ns comparod with 9,864,100
acres and 03,95 por cent' condition last
yoar, narloy and i-yo eaoh show a
small docronso in aron, but the condition Is hlghor than nt, tlio »nmo porlod
Inst yenr.. Slight decreases nro nlso
roportod for, areas of pens, mixed
grains, and hay and clover, with por
cont condition of ovor '90. Hay and
clovor havo a reported condition of
fll.45 for tho Dominion, being prnctlcnlly J00 In Manitoba, Saskatchownn
and Alborta. The "area of tho field
crops namod Is 32,051.600 acres for
1911, comparod with 30,554,200 acres
for 1910 nnd 28,104,900 acres for 1909.
In tho provinces of Manltobln, Saskatchewan and Alborta tho area In whont,
ontB nnd barley was 3,491,413 ncros In
1900, 0,009,380 ncros in 1005, 11,052,000
ncros in 1909, and 13,809,300 In 1010,
nnd It In 15,355,500 ncros this year.
Tho-lncreaso of Uioho crops from 1000
to 1011 wns 2,003,000 ncros In Mani-
tolm: 7,304,315 ncros in Saskatchewan
nnd 1,830,073 lii Albortn,
F°,r,.°"_ _1:,,tC,St mnnifi»»t»on of this policy, inspect the
new Visible Writiner Uein.m»tom \Tnc fo .mi n w_:;c2;
embody every desirable feature extant-PLUSlan^UMu'g
andStihlractingMechanism which constitutes an innovation
Thc voice tliat cried iu the wilderness 30 years ago:
"You cannot afford to write in thc
old way;" now acclaims with equal
conviction: "Vou ran not Yffoi'd to
calculate in the old way."
Remington Typewriter Company
818 Pender Street
Vancouver, B. O
of Inrd. The trndo In theso goods is
vnluo thnn In nminUty','and"iiiu't"th'o ,»m""**nff ftt « ™P*<» nito."
live in ko pi-*™ por ton mlvuneod from) (Rl**—T1*° C1***™ limine Relief Corn-
t-.'i» in iDo-j to $U9 In loio, from! m,Mo° of To|,°"<o I'oronlly ncdce-l for
which It npnonrs thnt the hlstorv nf |conlrlUullonB to bo sont to S. .1. Mooro.
(ii courso. nny of j <"oki-. production in 1010, was n liiRhlyr*"' 'v'"8 ^tiivt< ■*'*•*'• ■« fronto, Tho
i'.i i'.,i xixu, I41.-.-A (o tho ■win-.'.vtuvy ono, auch howovor wn* not i ,'''^il> n*'*f*b' "CV;"(*' ^»t* <>tid iidi emu
<*'c v«„... fur wi,crertJl u,o valuo of tlio! wl" ."''"'" '' ]mmM nto"   *'***■ &-W
Why *Sean.<n V/s,ll.«d Out
Dcmnnds -roninlnnil  In Hunmou's u)tj.
malum rofunt>d by ship owners, which
i-CftUivV-n   ...   rt   '►,•; <••*,". rt.    I, .i'n tilll,
Constitution of a conciliation bonrd.
.Minimum wngo scale.
.Minimum mnunlnp. ncaio tor sloke-
hold, d«-i(« nnd Rnlloy,
Aljollilon of mMllcol otnmlnnllon by
shipping t**di*rai1ftti'rt rnnfrnrt doctor.
1'aymcnt of portion of round-trip
wnsn nt pnrt nl rill.
JU«pj«iWJfHtlo/j /or the union at tlgti-
In-? on of men.
Fixed hoiirn of lalior, with payment
V**&xvx of wo cstx-^ed that ot ISOJ "0I,° th?* C,,,BW* aw! r^tv^: «• |„fft,i,:» ,n|||t,
by$9.7.XT ¥ wns r-c**i tlmn oii-\^m nm!  "h,PP,n* 0,,t fo«<«  »•««•
net by Dm i,|Kher value of the <*onl!T'ot.,,m of f^ylllv.otl (1) nntlonn lnuth
i*n-ii*j*i<ij nun \bv ovens.    *ihi» ,lncr«i«oi"i"' ^"^ *•"**"• ■"•'•■» l**» ■»*-,-*o» v»fi_-.tn.r,* imii
Ily Dr. W. A. 13vnn«
Mothot-H should nurse- their bnbtow
(ltii'lnie tlm hot wontlior whonovor jioh-
Sillltf, M „
If brciiHt foodiiiR Is not possible, n
lihysli-lnii Hhould bo coiiHtiltod rr-Ritnl-
hiK othor food.
Milk nnd wntor aro tho only foods
III/*. nVf*iv*1P.   bnlxv IliifW i»tv»nf>-n -nir\r>t1i«
slionld rc-i durtntr tho fuimmnr.
As n mothor values hor Imby'g lifo
A..McDoiigalI, Mgr.
•"..'.*, .7':..v"7,.' *'!",
Maniifactureps of and Deal-
-' , ° - ", ■
1  ers in all kinds of Rough
and Dressed Lumber
, *--,u**v -.
' -.   -.-^   *4l
* '.    * *. i
?   ; ■
- 'is,-:
Send us ryoup orders
•Bar Unexcelled
All White;Help
**     ■    >.-'-"*,      :-\-J
K,        '     « ^ ,       t
; Call in and ^
see. us once
"• -,ti.
Fernio's Leading Cmmnei _ial
„    -   and Tourist 1 lon._e ■      !
livery, Feed
and Sale Stables
First class Homes for Sale.
Buyo Horses on Commlslon
George Barton    Phone 78
Lliard Looal General Teamsters No,
141, Moots ovory Friday night nt
8 p. m, Minors' Union Hnll, W.
A Worthlngton, ProBldont; B, j,
Good, Socrotnry.
Bsrtenders' Local No. 614. Moota 2nd
and 4lh Rumlnya at 2.30 p.m. Bocrotnry J. A. Gouiilll, Waldorf Hotel.
Gladstone Local No, 2314 U, M, W. A.
Mo«u 2nd and Wx Thuradny Minors
Union hnll.    1). Hoe*, Ho***.
Typographical Union No. 055' Moots
Iiifit Saturday in onch month nt tho
J.odfjor Offlco. A. J, nuclduy, Soi;-
dirty can cornea
Wntrh ronr ttiIIV.
In tho vnluo of tho conl used ln 1D10
ovit 1. 00 wns $12,004,732, or »2.873,«HH
moro than tho Inrreaso In tho vnluo
of the coke.
$780,000 ,-jfjiT TOR DAMAGES TAILS
conRrntulnto oursolven thnt llko condl
tions don't exist In tho lands of froo
dont. 'fho eynlc has just r*r*.d th.
inst sontonco nnd nuked whoro (liouo
lauds nro iooalod.   We scorn to reply.)
NT. ».OT .*:, Uo., June 12.- -The ,i*ull
biouKhi by c. w, Post axainst the Am*1
i-rlcan Fodcratlon of Ubor and Ihe
Hitflcs   Htmn  and   nunite 'Company
of overtime* whra thin *cale It, oxceodA s^kinK to provent a Moaed shop agr*.
<M- w**1''- *Tid J.**Wn« iurnw* tor \7WfiW
lraprnxed tntt^nniln nrr-nmnxodntlnrt*} wit* •*?f«-*...-*Ti.*f today hy TJ. C. Dtiitrlct!
and bcttoi' food. j Jud«.  IMck.-Tho World,' "
An important Offer Made by THrou-jh
Secretary of State
Oiiatift. Jur-i. Jl—rn order to oncour-
auo tha. pro'luctfuu of sw,Cu. •*,,„ <»tu.
jcient type* ot Hettilc lamps for mln#r«
Dirty milk tn n
from n dlrtv man.
Files ore dirty,
Do not feed milk that ia tho allghtoat
off*color to tho .baby.
Mont bahloa are fed too much and
too often.
tSiini'    .To kM*|» '*un tyaUtx—Op)
In hot wr-Athcr glvo leas milk and
more wai.**.***.
If baby gets sick or alllnc atop tho
milk and give wator only, Thi* c*n
be kept up for several days.
Use puro oil as a laxative.
Keep baby coot.
K_-p U**l>> i.k_u.
Olvo baby plenty of water to drink.
Li-uJ /"*. ,i,'e i\q, if 6, i*, of c, Meets
In Minera Union Hall evory Sunday
at 7.45 p.m. Everybody welcome*. I).
Paton, Secret ary-Treasurer.
Amalgamated Society Carpenters and
Joiners:—Moot in Miners Hall overy
nllornnto Thuradny at 8 o'clock. A.
Ward, aecrotary. P. O. 307.
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Joiners.—Local 122-1.    D. J. Kvans
. President j P. U. Shaw. Secretary.
Dr. de Van'a Female Pills
A rtltnbla rrtnchtttuU(oriB««ir »««>. Th***
V&ta an eu**Ai*$* pomatlal in »«t,.Ulhi* «•
CtMmiv« portion ol t"& ImmU"mSi. "«»«.»
S**h_l?,,*,?TA _. ,w*.,a x*11^ »•*» mvVm.*J.V
Vha -J^liutl u,^ Ctt^H..<t4_iMU»ii««,_H.t;
Per Sale at Bleasdell'e Drufl Store. J*
■ _■_-_  -5*.
'y^fgiifs ■-
/ _,
t,   x\x.4S'^.'.'\ •* •*    "'"V     ^.„   (1  ' .t*4-.-l\.V-' -    -   \r'*ra   '      -T   '      ■
7 -, * .Pour' __sumer. nos -deux, articles' an*
- tfirleura, nous devohs Indiqueroe jour
;-   quels sont les moyens employes apres
\   , Tin. coiip de grisou^ pour pen6trer sur-
,ement dans, les travaux" af In*, de" porter
- , secours aux-; camarades" que , le'" choc.
-ies7eboulements"-et surtout _les-gaz
-, delfiteres auraient' pu epargner."
>*.'; * - {£${0118 avons <5crlt que les deux causes
' . ", prlnclpales'- do tous ces accidents* sont
prlncipalement et presqiie"toujours des
,.' , dt_fauts dans les lampes d'eclalrage et
en second lieu du peu de "precautions
•-*.  prises,poui* le nilriage.       'y . ■
\Examinoiis ces deux cas:
.   -. Le p'rlncipe ,de la lampe, est-fon.de
i    sur cette observation qu'um tlssu mi6-
- talllque.qui est assez fin-', pour contenir
.140 ouverture's par-centimetre qarre.a
-*' ,1 proprietev tres femarquable de ne
' point - lalsseivpasser, la- fiamme a tra-
- "vers ses interstices, de sorte que, lors-
'.. -qu'on'porte une lampe'allumee au mil-
,'■- leu  d'une .atmosphere--compare  de
.•plus.de' 1-13 de gaz carbone etqui est
,    .alors - .susceptible 'de" faire • explosion;
- ce' gaz*entre daiis la lampe, peut 's'al-
"' lumer a la fiamme, rough* le tissu sans
7 ., que ririflammatloii se pfopago au de;'
*h.ors7 . , *•**"•■"■■,   '" ■ 77    . 7- ,"  ''
.,     Mals*"la condition esseiitlelle pour
-  '*' 'que'cef effet ait lieu;, c'est que 1'esp'ace
,   . dains lequel la fiamme 'de*,la lampe 'est
, *', confinee, ne communique"  avec l'at-
„*.• 7mosph'ere' par. aiicune ouverlure, .aii;
. '•-sune jointure du aiicune fente qui soit
,plus large que les'mallles^de, la toile
* qui. l.'envelop'pe. Voila' le, princlpe." '.'
,.   .- Sommes-nous bien aux charbonnages
-grlsouteux daiis les 'conditions'de -s.
'■ -cu'rite absolue? ';      *    '.
-,   .    Je ne le pense pas; car, qulconque a
_ .".deacendu dans les, fosses salt que ce
'1ravall-.de remise des,lampes-.se.fait
■    a la polntedii -jour,.tres-.vite, avec
-*   ', peu ou point de surveillance et'qu-une
lamp. ayariiSe"peut faciiement glisser
\   ^entre les mains de l'ouvrier. '    , , •-
' -' Alors, mes" pauvres amis, yous portez
- .yous-meine , sans le • savohy dans  les
- ; travaux, la ,torch© .jncendiaire, la lu-
7-miere"homicide .qui mett'ra le.feu, si,
" -l'alr de*5'otre"'"cha'ntier;.fenferme 1-13
7j. ^de grisou. "*'   •   -i.- ;•-       * \    -
"'- ■_ ■?£?■-• 9°* ciui -*._'a •?*_1.t dll'o "que. dans
__^_^es_;eou>a_itsj-apldeB .depassant-2-»m;
---ide_ vitesse par se'conde et cel'a'se con*
state tres souvent,dans,les tailles dites
maintenages, la lanipe de surete qui ne
■' rempllrnlt pas les conditions theorlques
indiqufees .plus haik," mefW1 certaine-
■ment lefeuaux melanges exploslfs.   '
■ ;^En outre, vous les savez aussi.bien
»quo mol;, le service des lampes si dan-
- -goroux, -ot pourMeqiiel on .dovralt pren-
dro lesv plus grnnd'es' et^ minutieuses
precautions est romls a forfalt, dans la-
-•   grande majorltd des 'charbonnages a
„ des lnmplstesqnl "avant touto choso,
ont leurs propres InWrots a sauvegar-
dor; car c'est souvent uno question, do
centimes entre eux-rpt lo dlrecteur.
,    La question du mbngo priSsonto'Aus-
* si de grands dongo^ dans les oxplol-
(ntlona grlsouteusos'." *
Jo sals qu'il est ddfondn' do   minor
,   dnns les chnntlors romplls do gaz. mais
', cotto' lotltudo ost lnj?si5o a l'pprecln.-
tion d'un bouto-feu qui! dans' la. pju-
pnrt des cub, est un nnclon onvrl'dr qui
* n dos connnlBsnnces trosllmiteos ot
,qul pnr suite do na prdfconcb contlnu^
olio, dans los dangers a donruS beau-
' , coup, do frnnchlso ot do la tdniiSi-ltd.
Jo iBois aussi quo dopulspluslours
nnndos on a rochorcluS los explosifs los
mollis suscoptibloB do mottro lo fou
nux imSlangoa; etxlaris les ndmlrnblos
Installations do Frnmorlos hour lo con-
trolo tlu' govornmont, on n trouvo cor-
tnlns exploslfH qui rdpondont pour dlro
vlotorlousomont nu problomo posd.
, II rosto oncoro boaucoup a fulro dans
co donmltio ot 'noun pouvons concluro
i«ann otro ddmontl quo lo systome (I'd-
dnlrngo nctuol ot Io mlnapo pont pour
nlnnl dlro Iob bouIoh ciiubos qui provo-
qtiont don oxpIoBlonB fornildahloB daim
Iob tnlnoa griaoiiloiiROR,
v Qunnd on vout pdndlror dans un
lmlts ou dnns uno cnvltd quolconquo
pour on roi I ror Iob mnlhouroux frnppda
(I'liBphyxlo n In, Bnito doH ooupa do grl-
sou; on pont «. JiihIo tllro nvolr In
crnlnttt d'dprouvor un pnroil aort ot co-
pondnnt, commo noua nnvonB tous nu-
Jounl'liHl, quo Ton pout rnppolor los
noydn ot lon awpliyxida a Ir vlo plusl-
ours liouroa tlo cotto mort nppnronto,
oir pout. roslBtor nu ddHlr d'nrrnolior con
ncmblablo n uno mort qui dovlondrnlt
certaine.par un. sejour plus prolongd
au milieu" du g-az,.mdphitlque.;. '•'.*  .'-
"J'ai yu deux .cas, semblables dams m'a
vie de mlneur et je.les,cite sans voii-
loir faire'de la peine,a qui que ce soit:
'En 1870, l'lngenieur des mine's de'
Bully est mort asphyxid avec ses porlons eii" voiilant aller porter secours
apres un'.coup'de grisou,,les malheureux s'etaient engages dans le puits de
retour1 d'air_ ■-    -.       . -,      -,
;En 1874, lors de la grande catastrophe, uu, ingenieur du, Borinage encore a^trouy'e-la mort avec deux mai-
tres"'mineurs pour-s'etre engagd encore dans un retour d'air- infestd.
II faut'done prendre les plus grand-
es prdcautlons apres un accident* pour
pdndtrer dans la fosse.      - *7,
,-Aujourd'hui.la science a trouvd un
moyen pour ainsi.dire certain. On a
Imagind une espece de masque bu nez
artificiel qui se fixe au dessus de-la
bouche et-qui's'attache solidement• a
la tete par, uhe double courrole de cutlet relie a im rdservoir d'air que l'ouvrier
oprte'sur le.dos'comme un sac"de sold-
at. "Cerdseryoir pe'ut'.contenir la cap-
acitd-d'air ndcessaire pour la respiration- "d'un, homme pendant plusieurs
heuresr ;' Sulvant.'les professeurs d'ex-
ploitatlon, un ouvrier use en 24 heures,
19 metres;cubes d'air,'sa transpiration
en' exige',181 metres et s'il bi-ulait uri
kilogramme' d'huile, la combustion en
abso'rberait encore. 40 metres, cubes:
total"240 metres cubes soit. 10 metres
par'.heure. ' -     ■ -' -. -,.'
-.-, II faut done secourlr un asphyxld
avec la plus grande promptitude et Iui
continuer les secours. avec perseverance tant qu'on n'a pas la certitude
que la vie est completement. dtehite,
et la seule marque certalne est la put-
rdfactlon. -• '■ •'*• .•'-■•
Le meilleur et leN premier reniede a
employer, celui dans' lequel on doit*
mettre la plus grande confiance, est
le renouyelIement.de Ta'ir.'-'si ndcessaire a* la respiration 'et, qui souvent
a suffi pour tirer. de l'asphyxie les
malade-3 qui ne Wnt pa3, privds,', ldu
mouvement' depuis tres longtemps. s
'En oonsdquence* ou, devrafV (1) re-
tirer le plus"promptemont possible l'in-
dividu asphyxld du milieu mdphltlsd,"et
on.l'exposera.au.grand air;*.(2).on le
%&^m-M fe;T.::
Everybody . now • adnata
Zam-Buk best .for thesew-
:Let;it give YOU.ease.
and comfort. ™., ..."7- -v-. -
, _    , .   . -  . J-f^Si -
Prvrpsti aad Shres tvetywktre •
les par* la7 conclusion:suivan_e_ -.:"'
.-.Pour supprimor.les explosions .'dans
les mines, il faut; (1) Eviter'les amas
de gaz en les dlluant dans..un grand
eourant ventllateur avec de larges, galeries pour l'entrde d'air' et' plus larges
encore pour lep-etour; (2)'Avoir un
venilateur de rdserve a mettre en', a'c-
tlyite immddiatement apres^raccident
si le premier"est.mis hors de'service;,
(3) Arranger*les sections,des galeries
telles que l'alr ne ddpasse'pas 2 metres
de vitesse par.secon.de; ,(4) Suppression totale du minage dans,les mines
a"; ddgagements - iristantand's.. (5) Un
systeme de lampe qui soit absolument
de suretd'et urie surveillance active et
dirlgee sous ■ la .VesponsabiHtd" meme
du charbonnage; (6)* Avoir dans chaque mine une, equipe d'ouvriers 'munis
d'appareils resplratories > pour ee por-
ter' au secours des victimes en cas
d;accidents.- (7) Un - service' mddical
qui puisse etre -^ontrold par,les ou.
vrlers; (8) Une boite de'secours au
forid'de la fosse pour donner les premiers ■ secours aux asphyxids. Voila,
chers camarades, toute l'dtude que je
voudrais vous voir conserver dans votre tiroir, de la lire de.temps en temps,
et,-si j'ai puvous'intdresser et sutrout
vous etre^un-peu'utile, je'serat satisfait
et -tres-heureux d'avoir.rempli.un devoir agrdable. vis do la classe' ouvri-
dre.—L'Ouvrier Mineur.
ueanaDinera et "l'on arrosera sprTcbrps"
avec de l'eau froide;  (3) 'oii essaiera
de Iui faire avaler de' l'eau froide Id-,
gerament acidulde avecdu vinaigre;
f4) on lul donnera des lavements aveo
deux tiers eau froirto et un tiers vinaigre; (5) on tachera d'Irriter la membrane du nez' avec la barbe* .d'une
plume que Ton remuera dans les nar-
lues; (G) on Introdulra de l'alr dans
les pOumons en soufflant avec un tu-
yau dana l'une des narlnes et en com-
prlmant l'aulro avec'les* doigts;' (7)
si lo corps de l'nsphyxld conserve de
la chnleur et quo ces premiers secours
no produlsent point d'offets, il faudra
rocourlr a la. saigndo qui sera sufflsamment Indlqudo par la rougour du vlsagd
le gonflemont. des lovros.ot'la salllle
(los'yeux, Enfin commo il pnrni't quo
lo Bens'do I'oulo est lo.dornlor qiil
pordo son ncUon, 11 faut s'absienir do
lenlr dos propos nlarmnnls"nupro8 du
malaclo qui pout oncoro on'tondro tout
co qui no dit aulour <le lul mnlgrd an
mort appnronte. If faut nu' contralro
1'apjiolor pnr son nom a liaulo voix,
fnlro retentir dos' noma qui lul *sont
11 fnut iiiottro la plus grande actlvltd
dans l'admlnlstratlon do cos tllvora hc-
cours; ])1iih on tardo a los omployor,
pltiB on dolt cralntlro qu'ils no aolont
lnfriictupux. ot commo la mort-no pout
otro qu'apparouto pondanl bien long-
tompH. 11 no fnut point, rononoor a los
contlnuor quo loraqu'ollo 08t conflrmdo
pnr l'odour cndavdrlqub; car, l'nbsonco
(Job bnttemontfl du pouls, du coour, la
froldour ot la raldour dos mombros, lo
ddfaut do rosplrntlon qui fait qu'uno
Rlaeo plnrdo ilovant la bouclio no bo
toi-nlt pas, no sont jiolnt dos Blguus
d'uno mort rortnlno,
J'nl pout-otro dtd long, mos ohora
cftmnrndo8,,dnnB la rdda'ctlon do'mos
trolB nrtlcloa aur liw coups do bHbou;
mala la grnndo cUoiiKuo'oxpdrlonco
ncqiilso pnr mol-momo dana lon trnvnux
ilatiBoroux mo ilonno rtinproaalon quo
Jo n'al piiH oncoro tout till do co qui
dtnlt tit Ilo ot. ndeoflBUlro pour voub
guldor dntiB l'nvonlr dnna cob trnvnux
(Immoroux, pour lo prdvonlr ot d'on
attdnimr loa mnllioiiroux offots.
' Noua rdBiimona done nos trolB artlt.-
L'Anthracose ou Phtisie* des' Mineurs.
Je crpis utile pour terminer la sdrie
d'articles '-d'hygierie et'd'e mddicines
pppulaires de parler aujourd'hui d'une
affection' peu, commune, il est "vr'ai,
mais qui intdresse surtout ies mineurs
des-houilleres de tous les pays du monde. Plusieurs-lecteurs de l'U, des T.
exercant la professlon'de mineurs, m-a-
yant dcritpour me'demander des ren-
seignementssur des troubles" particu-
liers qu'ils dprbuvaient, j'ai cm faire le
diagnostic _a__distanc___J_,t___.conseil Ierll e
List of Locals District 18
NAMB *ti(*; ;.wji"nF"-*j* '*^***.r'^.
nnnW,oni1  V. Wh*>n«lny," i^aniSTA .1 n.
ai.   !!°._VOr Cr00k  P" 0n"«h">n. "oaver Creek, vln rinrlirr
«l   nollovuo j. Ilurko, Dollovuo, Frank, Altn.
Dlalnnoro ,., jj, j, chaao, Dlnlrmore, Altn.
nurtnis..,,,, , Wm. Sloan, Burmis, AUa.
Canmoro  N. TVThnr*hnV pi^*.,^ »ii.
^0,en",n  W, «rnhamt Coleman. Alta. ""*"
Carbondalo (j, M. Davies, CarbondBlo. Coloman, Alta,  :
Cflr'"rf I'. Hucklns, Cardiff, Alta.
Corbin _,.,...,.,,.' n. Jonos, Corbin, IJ. C.
Chinook Mln'ea .... Wm. Forsyth, Diamond City, Alta.
Diamond City,.,.. Charlos Orban, Diamond City, Lethbrldjw.
"•Mme  D. tinea, Fornie, H, C.
P'"1**  0, Nicol, Frank, Alta,
-'•'•-■•'••••-'•, •••••« A. Ayro, Hosmor, H. C.
Mlllcrost.,,,.,,.., j. o, Jones, Hillcrest, AUa.
Lethbridee ..'...... 1*. Moor*. V, o. Dov ] 13, Uthbridgo
T^thbrldjp) Colllorios Thos. Clnpbam, »ec., via Klpp, Alta,
w,,a W. U Bvana, Milo, Frank, AUa
Maple Leal  h. <JH«lay, Maple Uaf, Bellcroe, AUa.
Srr.ficl M. WxrnM, Michel, ». C).
I.ssburit. Wm, Cooke. Passburtr, Alta.
Uoyal View ....... Thoa, n. Fiaber. Iloyal Colllorios, Utlibrldjte, AHn
Taher WilJUm Rumil, Taber, AU*.
''•b*f.« E. Brown, Tab«r, AlUu
(traltement' de l'anthrocose-car il n'y
a pas de doute .que.ces'symptomes
provenalent d'une maladie' professionn-
ello. • Comme 11 est probable que beau-
coup" d'autres en, sont atteints,"c'est
done rendre serviue que de les renseig-
'ner sur les cousdquences de cette terrible affection..1    -      ■■'■*,
•  L'Anthracose ou anthracosls, (black
phtisis) des Anglais, est une m&ladie
des poumons, caractdiide par, la pdnd-
tration dans leur tlssu de poussieres
de charbon qui s'introdulsent par la
.inspiration.     Cetto mnlndlo s observe
prlncipalement,, chez Ies mineurs - do
lioulllo, qui .trnvnlllont et qui passent
uno, partlo de leur" existence dans un
milieu do poussieres do charbon.   Lo
poussler pdnetro peu u pou'dnns los
bronclies ot. s'insinuo par la sulto dans
los potlts valssenux t et lo    tlssu pulmonale.     La .mnlndlo so ddclaro hn-
bltuolloment n cetto pdrlodo.     Ello
peut dvoluer pondnnt pluslours anndos
ot no so ddclaror quo 10 n 15 nns apres.
Tout ddpond du milieu, dos conditions
d'hyglono obsorvdes et' do Ia quantitd
do piirliculbs do_ charbon rotonuos dans
les poumons,    Cost   uno .affection
grnvo, dont In .marche est lento, mala
dont los manifestations sont cnractdrl-
sdos pnr do. la toux, do l'dtouffomont,
dos crnchats dpols tolntds d'uno matl-
ore noiratro, avec dos aymplomos d'a-
malgi-isBomont,  pouvnnt^ falro pohaor,
do sulto a la tuborculoso pulmonnlro.
Tout mlneur qui constate cos trois
oaractorea;    toux   socho,   quintouso,
dtouffonionts flurvonant prlncipnlomont
nu ddbiit ou nu milieu rlu trnvnll pout
ponsor qu'll ost nttolnt do co torrlblo
Quel on OBt lo trnltomont, mo do-
Jo voub rdpondral. co quo J'nl ddjn
rdpondu a boaucoup do mlnours qui
m'ont conBiiltdpar lottro; Pour gudrlr,
II faut d'abord, s'il on OBt tompa oncoro, so aotialrnlro nu travnll qui on-
goudro lo mnl, <.'oBl-n'.<llro m hour-
Irnlro a la mlno. II fnut vlvro on pleln
nlr, non noulomont lo Jour, mala iuibbI
In niilt Bi c'oMt poaalblo. Coal. In In
noulo chnnno do Kuorlaon posalblo, Puis
II faudra traitor la mnlndlo, pnr doa
mddlcnmcnta qui favorlaont 1'oxpoclo-
rntion c'oBt-a-dlro qui nldent a ddga-
gor loa hronclips dea mntloros cnrbonl-
foroa, qui 8'y eont IncruatdoH, 11 fnut
nussl cnlmo-r Jn toux qui ilni*e lonjoura
plualoura nnndoa aproa lo ddpart do la
. Pursuant' to - the.'. Creditors'   'Trust
Deeds Act, and amending Acts, notice
is hereby given that Frederick Richard
.Waylett, carrying .'on.business in/the
City   of     Fernie,'   • Johnson-Falconer
Block,'Victoria,'Avenue,  by deed .of
assignment - for' the benefit, of- credi;
tors, bearing date of the 12th day of
June, I9li,- made in pursuance of the
Creditors ITrust Deeds Act, has grant--
ed aiid assigned" unto.Cornelius B. Lyons .of .the';City of .Fernie,* aforesaid,
broker,  all  his personal estate,  ere
dits and effects which may be seized
and sold under execution, and all his
real estate, in trust 'to pay the creditors  of  the "said  Frederick  Richard
Waylett,   ratably1 and proportionately
their just claimsVitbout preference or
priority, according to^'law.
•   A "meeting of the, creditors of the
said Frederick' Richard Waylett will
be held at the law'offices of" Messrs,
Eckstein & McTaggart, Eckstein Build
ings, Cox Street,, Fernie, British Columbia on the' 24th day of June, 1911,
at .2.30 o'clock in, the,- afternoon for
tlie" giving of directions for the disposal of the said estate. *  All persons
having claims, against the said "Frederick Richard Waylett are required to
deliver to the assignee at hi3 address
above. mentioned, particulars of the
same duly verified.together with particulars of any security«;"whi,ch .may be
held ,by them therefor as "required by
the,act,, "on or-before.he-l5th„day of
July, 1911; • 'All persons indebted to
the-.said'Frederick  Richard  Waylett
are required to pay the amount'due by
them,to the said assignee forthwith.
After,the 15th day of-July,-A.D. 1911,
the assignee will proceed to distribute
the assets among those parties who
are  entitled , thereto, thaving  regard'
only to the.claims of which he shall
havet then .had due,notice.
■ Dated the 12th day pf June, 1811.
■   '  -     Solicitors for the Assignee
Eckstein'-.Building, Fernie, B. C.   I
Two  Atlantic" Liners'-are   Unable   to
,,.    Leave. Liverpool        •",
• ~.  -"i     " ' ■ -,   ■ i
Proposal of Annexation to Canada Is
Altogether New to the People
of the Islands
It seems' to have been Canadian Tisf•
tors to' the Bahamas this winter who
gave*life to the movement there for
annexation to the Dominion.*.
This is what the'Nassau Guardian
says:-- -. t-
,.."Generally it is the unexpected that
happens; "and if any one on January
lst of this year.had prophesied that
within a few weeks the citizens of
Nassau would be- indulging in animated discussion bf the question of the
incorporation of the Bahama's with the
Dominion of Canada tho idea would
have been "scouted and the predictor's
powers of, foresight loudly derided: Yet
sucluhas been the case, and owing to
the vigor and energy displayed recently by two or three of those Canadian visitors whom we are always glad
to welcome to oiir city in bringing the
subject. Into public notice, the topic of
union with Canada has been very, widely and generally debated, Members o£
the Legislature and business men have
been interviewed at length'by the promoters of the scheme, two-public meetings have been held, and finally on
Monday night a resolution passed the
House of: Assembly inviting-tbe Government to make enquiries of the Dominion Government as to the feasibility of arriving' at some arrangement
for the admission of this' colony into
the Dominion with the status of a province. Admittedly of an unauthorized
nature and carried on by private indi-
vidualsvwlth no official credentials
from Canada or the0 Canadian Government, the campaign has been actively
conducted, with, the .result, it must be
confessed, that many persons have
been induced to regard the idea of
union with favor, and liave committed
themselves at'least as far as approving .the initiation of official negotiations." • > •   ,
LONDON; Mune^ 14;—The;, strike cf
Seamen and. Firemen, was launched of-
ficially at Liverpool aud some others
ports of the British Isles'and continent
this morning. '-'Tlie first big steamers
to be tied up, were the trails-Atlantic
liners Teutonic, and 'Empress of Ireland crews of which number 350 and
300 men" respectively.'1'- They had ie-
fused to sign up, ''
Despite .the receiu efforts of the
strike leaders to hold her up, the
Olympic of the Whito Star line, the
largest steamer afloat,- got away on
hor maldon" voyage to New York* this
Tills afternoon tho International
Soamon's Union Issued proclamations
stating"'that the signal for an international strike would bo given through
oilt tlio United Kingdom, Franco, Bel-
glum, Holland and Scandinnvla, nt 7
o'clock to-night.,
, AMSTERDAM, June 14.—Crows of
threo of' tho Royal Steamship Co.
vessels -refused to h1-.ii Ibis morning
and were dismissed. Snlloi'B on most,
of the Rtcamors In tho harbor Blruok
but 'work proceeded ns usual. * Dock
hands decllncl to join the strikers,
„    J v ■*** *,
Italian interpreter In the Toronto Po-
'711ce Court,  whose investigations Into
. the jieath of a compatriot tn a street
*,  row has led to several arrests.
RIVERSIDE, Cnl,,' June 10.—Super-
lor Court Judge Donsmoro to-day ruled that tho olght-hoiir law for womon
Is discriminatory and thoroforo unconstitutional. Tlio doclslon wns rontlm*.
od in tlio enno of Frnnk A, Millor, proprietor of tlio Mission Inn, of Illvor-
sldo, cliargod wltli working IiIb liciul
wnltroBB nlno bourn on the dny tlmt
tho lnw wont Into effect.
Imperfect Kidney Action
Causes Rheumatism
Rheumatism with Itt kindred ailmenti
-Lutnbafto, Wry Neck, Neuralgia, etc,
«•■¥•■ y «wlta Irom lodgments of uric
acid in the joints and nuuclea.
Now the chief function of (lie kldneyi
» to properly filter this poison from, the
blood, ,
Only when they tail to do this ii
Rheumatism probable.
Kidney weakness starts In various
ways. A sudden chill, after p-mplrlw.
freely, sometimes nettles in the kidneys
—or an unusual strain may cause It.
Poisons which should be filtered out
of the system are pumped ba*l_ Into tli.
*     *  ■ *■ i       •■ i i
Species Unknown of Monkey-like Ani-
■mal Found on Bunch of Bananas* '
. —'Puz-iles Scientists
-Whatls.it?     ■"
That,question haa spiting-dozens of
times to th? lips of thoso who havo
seen<tthe auoer littlo animal In Ihe
possession, of 'Mr, Joseph I'ortlanco, of
1053 Notro Dame Sti-.ot west, Montreal, Ever since b?lng found ten
months ago on a bunch of bfinnnas In
Mexico, Titu, as his owner calls blm,
hns puzzled thp sclentisis nnd nnturnl-
isls in thoir efforts to find out exactly
what variety' of animal ho Is.
. In goneral appearance resembling-a
monkey, Tltu Is about twenty-two
IncliPB long, with n cont mouse colored
on his back, and puro whito.on tho
under sldo of. bis body, Unliko any
known monkey Tltu hus a pouch llko
a-kangaroo. An unusually long tall,
barred with black nnd white, flat like
a boavor's, long hind logs, powerfully
muscled like Hiobo of a kangaroo, and
Bhort front ones, both terminating with
tho hnnd-liko feet of tho nionkoy, aro
somo of tho curious littlo animal's
possessions, Ills head Ib as curious as
his body. In slrnpo lt looks liko' the
head of nn opossum. Around each oyo
Is a black ring that mnkcB Tltu look
wondorfully wIbo nnd causes much
amiiBoment among tho visitors who
como to his niastor's Bhoomakor's shop.
Tho little animal Is vory fond nf tho
warmth of tho Btove, and BltB by tho
hour on his haunches with linndB on
knooa, llko an old man warming him*
Tltu Ib not very partial to human
socloty, but Is very fond of n big cat
belonging to IiIb inntUor, liking nothing A now syBtom or Btroot tolnnhonci
bottor than to ncatlo up to the felluo'a ! Ib loi bn tried In llochoBtcr, N.V. anil
Hldo and go off to hoop with IiIb long i It ought to bo somewhat ofa conven
tnll collod nround lilm. ! lonoo,
Thp littlo nnlinnl'H- lllOng for bent Hlnmlarda will bu orectod at various
got hlm Into trouble. When bn cnmo! points und equipped with tooplo "n
Into tho iHunoHlon nf Mr. I'ortlitnco | which nro cut Into tho gonornl v "oh
IiIh tnll wns about two foet long. Ono | Ilut theso toIophonoH are «ii«u"ln
dny lio muck It In llio flro. Iu IiIh that llioy havo no receiver or Iran"*
■■tlort** to noo h tho pnln he Iiiih oaten i mltlor; Hioho aro to ho aituppllRd by
off fully bIx liichea of tlio cAiidnl ex- tho uior.   The pewm di-alrlnj «o oaJ
l,cml,y*     ;th"«c   tolvplionva   roniiB   along nnd
i tafcoB out of hin pocket a rompart
'transmitter arid receiver niul atinclitB
I thorn to the telephone, tliua making a
Are Greater Than Men—Some Famous
Poison Mysteries of the Past  ,  '
are Recalled
The * Dalkeith poisoning mystery,
which had such*a sensational termination, is in some respect & akin to a-tragedy which, in 1815, created a most
painful sensation throuehout England.
On April Ilth of that year a servant
girl, Eliza Penning, was charged at the
Old Bailey with having poisoned the
family with whom she was in service.
Arsenic, thc poison employed, had, so
it was averred, been mixed with the
flour of which certain, dumplings were
made, with the result that Orlibar Turner, a law stationer of Chancery Lane,
his son Robert, his son's wife, and
Roger * Gadsden, an * apprentice, had
been seized with violent sickness, to
tho no little danger of their liyes.
The, prisoner vehemently protested
her "innocence, of which, Indeed, regarding the evidence .dispassionately,
there can be little doubt. She was.
however, ;found -guilty, and, although
the weight of evidence went to prove
that the real culprit was Robert Turner, who was subject to fits of dementia, during one of which he had been
heard to declare he would poison the
family, ultimately executed. Publio
indignation rose to fever beat, and for
many nights the Turners', house In
Chancery Lane was'besieged by an enraged mob tbat was with difficulty prevented from wreaking-summary vengeance on the objects of its wrath.'
A Glasgow Sensation
"Not proven" was the verdict in the
case of Madeleine Smith, who, in 1857,
was accused of having poisoned her
lover, Emile l'Angeller, that she might
marry a rich Glasgow merchant named
Minnock, . Tlie - case created general
interest, and _nuch sympathy "was felt
for the prisoner, a girl of great beauty,'
while but* littlo commiseration- was expressed for tho victim, who at' the'.best
was but a mean rascal and blackmaihr.
Although the evidence" for the prosecution was very strong the judge summed up in-Madeleine's, favor, and the
consequent verdict was received with
tumultuous, applause in court.
' Catherine Wilson was. a wholesale
poisoner who suffered the extreme penalty for her- crimes, In 1862,- before a
crowd of * over, 20,000 people. . For
nearly ten years she escaped detection,
drumg which period she is known to
have1* poisoned a Mr."Dixon, a Mrs.
Soames, a Mrs. Jackson, for the sake
of £120, and in I860 a Mrs. Atkinson,
ot Kirkby Lonsdale, a milliner,"who,
with-£100 about her person, was on a
visit to town to.buy goods. Besides
these callous crimes there were other
attempts at murder, one that of a Mrs.
Connell, to whom she administered—
fortunately without fatal result—oil of
vitriol. For this, inderd. she was
charged   at   the - Marylebone ' Police
balked justice for the time being.
Coffee and Arsenic , ?
,Very similar to, tho career of Catherine Wilson were those of Anna Zwan-
ziger and Holene Jegado. The former
after an adventurous life, during which
she*was by turns confectioner, doll-
maker, cook, housekeeper, and schoolmistress, took service with a certain
Judge Glaser, whose wife, her first victim, she poisoned with arsenic in the
hope of marrying the widower. Her
design, however, coming, to naught,
she passed to the household of Herr
Grohmann, who succumbed to her fatal
administrations, as did also the wifo
of her next master, Hon* Gebhard.
From this situation sho was at longth
dismissed, and, left one morning, hav-
ing previously doctored tho coffeo with
powdered arsenic, with which also sho
filled up the salt-box. Soon after hor
doparturo the family wero taken
violently ill. and suspicion boing
directed against Zwanzigor, sho wns
flnnlly arrested nnd, after a' protracted
trial, sentenced to death.
Tho career of crime of Iloleno Jegado,'a native of Brittany, was of
longer duration, extending ovor somo
eighteen yenrs, during which porlod
thirty victims- at least may bo placed
to her account. "I am a wretched
creature; whorovor I go people dio,"
sho oxclalmed, previous to entering a
convent, whoso Inmates noon experienced the fatal influonco of hor presence, From convent to convent, from
family to family, she pasnod, leaving
ovorywlierc death In her wake, until
at longth, In 1851, rotWbutlon overtook
hor. Sho was accused of having poisoned a follow-Horvnnt nt an inn whoro
sho wan employed, nnd, tbo crlmo having boon fully brought homo, alio wbb
convicted nnd executed,
New Company is, Incorporated In Ontario—Great Operations to Start
*•'/        at the Sc'o
recently Incorporated with capital of .*
recently incorporated wit hcapital of
$8,000,000, has secured .twenty acres at
Sault St;.-JJarie,,0nt-.", owned by the
'Lake S- perior" Power Company.   It is •"-
expected that the purchase of the Jand
in Ontarjo  indicates that the   paper
comrany's plant will be built on the
Canadian side:   The consideration received by the Lake Superior, Corporation is considerable and probably ro- ,.
presents an interest in the new Paper
Company.   Aside from this consideration the trustees of the bondholders
receive $150,000 In cash on the execu-"
tion of the discharge.   The $150,000,-'
000 takes the place of this property.  ■
The land Includes the buildings on"'
it, which consist of the frame rear extension of the'jiulp mill, the sulphate
mill, and the smelting tand reduction
works. The buildings are incorporated in the new works aud will bo
used. Sault Ste. Marie has a blanket
mortgage on all the properties of tho
power company; which include lands,
water power, and the Helen mine, to
secure the payment by the company o! .
somo $230,000 consolidated debenture
Owner of Two Modern Toronto Dwell-
lings Give6 Insight Into the
Tenement Values       •**    t
"The apartment house has come to
stay. Property owners In the largo
cities find It one of the best paying of .
real estate investments, nnd the proof
pf- this is, found in .the fact- that in
cities the size, of Toronto, their'number is yearly, increasing on practically
the same scale as dwelling houses.- It
Is easier to keep the apartments rented than it is to let separate'houses;
the returns are larger; and especially ,'
young people, who want to take up
only light housekeeping for the first
few years after marriage, find sucn
dwellings most desirable."
Tho speaker was a'man who already
owns-two such buildings in Toronto.
He started with ?2,000 In cash, and
now he has a clear title to both places,
and they arc assessed at. $10,000 each.
"After I paid off the' mortgage of the'
first one I put the profits into building   ."
the second one" he continued.   "They
have cost me less'for   repairs   than
would have br-.n the case had I bought
separate dwellings, and I think also'7
have be°n ab!=> to keep them rent?d *'
for a longer period c-ach year than I
would had )' separate houses."
o   The first is a three-storey'dwelling, •-
divided into six flats. -For the ground *
floor flats he-gets a rental of twenty1
dollars  a  month  each,  and- lor  the
others fifteen,dollars a month each. v_
-masing-a _o.ainorTust^0(nrmonth " " "
"The rents are possibly a little higher than* is thc case in rooming houses,
but there are ■ many advantages," ho
added. "There is a common hallway,
but tenants 'do not go through each "
others' flats to get to their own, and
then they have all private bathrooms
and many othor conveniences." "    * -     *
Tho flats,, of course,"1 are unfurnished. In some apartment houses, furnished flats may be obtained, but'the '
rentals for these are in the. neighborhood of $4*0 to $50 a month, and-sometimes higher.
A New Syitom l» to be Tried In Rooh*
eater, N. Y.
Tl.o formation of ronl cs'tut.. and comploto Inatriim. nl.   Then can
nvotttmon     mm In the B.nnilt-r rltl.* -uso'lt an bo would nny other tol"| hoi
hroiiKhout tho western provlnroa Iim Thi ■ la created a new hystr* ml ovlsw
boon  n-BponalbJo for heavy .lc-mind* tr. __„.._ __._„_,ui «__',„   '""'" mn,h™
..«■).. «... nm vol, nnv nnueo oo iuiikiioi Otood, causing Une Acid, the rtal cau_
I*-.   dV-jmlr.rmi-jjI.      On ^urruU u lu  $ TthfumnUr.ro, 3,ua_b_.,i;_*, TlVj* Jtai,-,
rlgueur, conaclller u.x mnlades do por-
ter doa masques qui cmpccheralent le«
pousRlerMi do a'lntrodulro dnna lea
bronchos,* mala co aont la dos moyona
•nr,,,     r **l r.~ . -   ■ . .
*-        -..-.'.m,    I.U.*     4._Vk»     *l*t*l*    *_, >     M_*U*
mettront pour une longuo durdo ot co
moyen no pout otro proacrlt o.uo pour
coux pul sont au d6but do la mnlndlo.
Pour Im autres, aurtout pour ceux qui
aont fall-Jos ct affaiblis, c'oat la vlo
a la surfaco de lo terra ou'll Inir fnut
a'lU voulent rovonlr a la santt..
Coux qui no ao aolumvit \me, duvion.
MM -dans un Hal do fnlbloaae oxiromo
ot flnliiont par no plus pouvolr travail-
ler une 2 ou 3 Jours ;par semaine et
par auc-omber a*H* pemlatent.
Done, mlnours mm amis, qui Mr**/
<*«» Iln***, tl vous otca att-Mnt-t .Vsn-
thro-To*.. et quo vous Unkz a la vie
devene* nfrrfcttftenra on bnrhoroim ct
r-ola l-\plu« vlto posalbUv-nr. II, Vlll*-
foiart, S6, A\tr,m Uurior Oueat. Montreal,' Canada.
Neuralgia, etc.
In the early ita-pi Nyal'i Stone Root
Compound trill Mop It,
Will mart your kidney* vrorklne prdn*
erly w that the Uric Acid is teabiorbed
nnd p|lmln»tcrl.
Away goes your Rheumatism with it.
. Perltapi thete earlv warnlnr twln«i
have pawed unheeded, and your Rhcu-
matlim hu become deep Mated.
Muiclej alt marled up In knot* as It
__ .lien you'll need Nyal's Rheumatic
A»k your own drujfgitt about thtae
Ills opinion la worth while
For Sale in Fernio nnn tiiinranreisl by
ponalblo for huivy demands
upon the floating supply of capita! In
thono plnces nro not suffiN. nt it.
liwing mu uvata llinl oro on the inpl»,
aud nl'! tioui lhe -taut Is urgently rt-
qiirHtf.il.   This aid la being furnUh-cd
Of thn H.H. Mik-iibm-i, wim won Um Toronto   linrl>ur.miiHi«r'H   niilt   hut   for
hrlnKlntr Iho rim vi-hx--) at tlm m-niim.
to (Inch on Mhi-i-Ii ao.
Gem* May he Found, hut Mlntraloglit
Nol Hopeful
"It Is -iiiiu* pohHlblu, In fact, llkoly,
tlmt rilnnioiiiMii-nriiiK rocks mny bo
found nioiiiiil I'orciiplii..."
Tho r.uteiitciu wim uiiulo by Mr. R,
A. A. ..nliiiHfon, iiiliiernloglst of fho
giologli-nl survey at Ottnwn.
"Ilut whether rllntminilN ■"onlrl ho r>v.
for the reason that outaldn propo.il-; brartquartora In casca of'accld'onia or
tions oro ofton more Inviting than ' other emergencies. Thla " ya on nro
anything U'Jiwilpe« has *o off,.r.   The - vitl. x thr. w*v »y»»wm pro
Mivi-0 xn tiiuuu} \h MiiiH-.u-rit tor cur- • 	
rent ncuU. and It ia being freely clr*; "~
culateu.      i    An uallan ha* invented an automa*
---------------- j tic ballot-box.   Tho inaclilni* riglatoro
Mr. W. !-:. Harvey, M.P. for Rooh* I IJ10 ,m1' m,mJbcr °** voters and tho
dalo, dot-Inn a that ho hai read nearly i fR"™ f.or ,and »«■*•"»«* All the voter
the whole of Hhakeiipeare whilst ahav* * ll.n*. ,0 do »" '? ,lro-> n «!'»« Into «h»
Ing and putting on his collar, i *Jo, corresponding t„ j,|g ri€.c|a|on.
to meet apeclnl vtnntH.
The idea Is thnt Btrnet telnphonna I
uic o.jvu 4i .i<._._mi,v to n iftrgo nimi-j in-ii-it-o iih to n-iuk-r tho find eommor-
bir nf peranna rnmrcil In inj-.n lj-a;-   '■'?"■* l-rj-nr'ajji J* i{Ulu <i..<iiUi nit.<r
- '-   --  tor," added Mr. .loluiHtori.
Mr. Johnaton has b'.'oii working for
tb-** past few we .'at on tlm mtiiip|._B or
ror-U in which the first Caimdluii dia-
iirnndfl wen.- discovered by Mr. Chnrlos
Cti" m.'l    pf   tt,r.
Dr. of one eorl or ntiothf-r. bucIi n%
taxlcab drivers, tiatnators, and no on,
o-bo msy want to communkate with
I.. .,..,.1
..-*.-,..._._* ^.^»-
' "Tlm iJls.-ovfry l» of no rommerclal
liu|.»;r-n*:i*r," ]•„ Fn|,i. »| hnvo found It
Itupi.-rf :it'#- to mmnite llio diamonds
fnn elirn-|tr a"d other varieties of
rock In vvl■* .. thty a* prar In the apod-
m< i-i foi-nd, without nwistnrlly breaking flicn ii|> info small   {'/•.•■■*•■«,
Opa for ttch •v_rv__y a-nin^
! aleht-wl an at*roplnn<* In xhtt air, imd bo
Thef'aUary InduatfJal Ruhlbltion c0!,mmo'1,8!dy c•t","«v<>r,,«« »,>ow h'« tDt-i
hnxn (Inrln-T tho pant few years Issued,: *",,y by ,I"^WI"K Ws larlnt which f«
aomo vi-ry nitrnrtlre hangers Advert!.**.- ahown as Just having clrrlt-d tho hi-ml
hm their t-xhliADoti. Msnj will rc-;of the nvlalor. li U a two-color llilio-
mciiili.T ih*: Iiatiwr.ol I30ii. a_i>U.Ui»(_;_Kiwt*Vi. Mun snowi. «_-». nnmn of th. Kt-
"Another Trail Cut Off." The ban»jlilbltlon and _nt_. June :;*>th to Julv
er lulled thin year la cnnsldcred by 7ih, xiry proniiimtii!)-. As low* a«
many a* D.o t*-_ hantn-r yit pubis ... 'they last -wvpj.1 »»>■ Uh** on ar.pllf a-
M by thH < ..lYipuny. It show* a row. Hon to K. I.. Rlchar.!«»Ti, Vlrtoria Park,
toy r.n «!".<• tangn who bas suddt-rily. ralnary.
Catarrh Cnnnot Be Cured
• Ilk UK'ai. Arn.lC**VIOVHL *. %Uf «*eM miri,
thp * .-I f,| t*lf div Mr, HUfll, u » u«*^ <*V t*ti*U-
»«ll<»»l rtl»-**., u,il in nM*r m rut* II jml m.jtt uu
in-vrn..! r»m _irt UiO* fkUnl. Oil* tt Ukra ft_
!• fiislir. »tnt «.ru rtlr«Ur npi**. xn* Urn*! unit tnutxm*
»ri ***.*». IUII. «*.uir< Via* t. ***. iwk_3!
ri •-, It.** nr.vritnt tt„ w „, lv u„ pjj^rt,,,,
W !!.!• i-.Mioirv. f,^ rnn .Iff) I* n rr»'tt,rt,rrv'irthm
U u tM.|M>ly Iim In A \„,u* known, m*n,Mfw«
».U •'•" U-tt Ui.nL titnarrt, »rlK« dirmttir i* lt_
Mw«rt tttittrt-n.    -Urn fitm ■>*.»**,,tl.« M |I«
-Ihi, |jiti,*.||.*m« i. »__,_ ,.r,_|,,„. ,.(",h „nrt.t1lli ,f.
•iill* III piirinn fienrli.   >,, ,.| |..M,.-l|iw*U.l., Irw
I    1*i« IWul'.e.jr |_.,.. r ._„.,.,„.,__■_.        ,,
Mrs. A. G..Burns left<on the Flyer
"on Sunday eening for Winnipeg.
D.  V.   Mott  purposes  opening
garage  in  Cranbrook;
,.   Johnny Angus McDonald was
from Blairmore for the holidays.
J. "W". Quinney,'"of the' accounting
department of Trites-Wood Co., accompanied by his'wife, and daughter, will
leaves shortly for a two months' vacation to his old home in Manchester,
England, and whilst away intends to
make a, tour of Scotland.,
They have booked passage on The
Empress of Ireland on'her next trip
across.*''    ,' '  * ' •<■■
Tho second. son of Alderman Mclntyre yrhllst at play fell off;.a fence
last Saturday, dislocating his elbow.
Charles Rioux, from Michel, against
-wbom was laid information of a very
serious character, has elected for a
speedy trial.
Constable Amberman, of New Mio
hei, brought up John Plasonskl this
week charged   with   stabbing   John
.__.Berajuk..:.and .is .at.presentJield in custody.
Calgary has raided a bunch of individuals suspected of tampering with
the fire alarm boxes. "We hope to
record a like event in the near future
for Fernie. •-. ■
W. Ward, former resident of Femie,
was ln town, during the presentrweek
attending to the duties incident to'
his office of travelling auditor ' for
P. Burns Co.    ' '''•''.
■ Jack Eggleshaw, of the C. N. P. C. C.
Engineering staff,,was in town for the
holiday.. ' You're .looking pretty-good,
Jack! How do you like.mountaineering and Morrissey?     .        -    •
W. M. Dicken. expects, to be away
at Medicine Hat practically, all summer, where he will supervise'the cement work to be done by the municipality of the gas city.
, Mrs. Telfer accompanied by lier daughter Laura left this week over the
-. C. P. R. en route to England, where
they expeict to spend several months
visiting friends- and traveling.
"' For° some' time, past activity -7ln
.Fernio Lodge No. 31, K: of P.,,has
not been particularly noticeable, but
no**, there is marked improvement in
attendance. -* ,    <*"    ***.
Arrangements for a picnic to take
place in the near future are, under
way and George.Barton has generously
donated tlie teams and conveyance for
the -event. When the date has been decided upon due notice of same will be
It is also intended to hold social
evenings once each month during the
remainder of- the year.
Visitors are cordially Invited,to attend the/meetings which are held each
Tuesday in the Pythian Hall on Victoria Avenue.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., June 9.—The
Supreme Court has handed down an
important opinion affecting the Indiana
coal field,, holding that the operators
are, liable for injuries sustained by
shot Hirers' even though the latter are
employed by the miners; Josie Lawrence recovered $1,000,in.the Gibson
Circuit Court for the death'of her husband, Solomon' Lawrence, a shot firer,
He was killed in a mine owned by the
Princeton Coal Company. The Supreme! Court held that the fact .that
Lawrence was not employed by the
company! he was working ln the mine
by its consent, and that'it was liable
for damages. ..   '' .
Mr and Mrs. J. W. Quinmey.."'.and
daughter, Dorothy, start to-night\.via
C. P. R. for Manchester, England. They
sail- from Quebec, and wjll1 be gone
about two- months.     Bon voyage.    ,
. William S. .Pearson, who is at the
present time engaged as expert steno-
__n-anhei_-takipg__dovm_Jhe7e_vi_dence ln
the; investigation. proceedings. of the
Conciliation Board,' has been notified
of his. appointment, as official court
stenographer at the Provincial Court
House. ' We congratulate him" upon
his success.
Mine sand' Minersal for., June says
Mr., James Ashworth,* manager of the
Crow's Nest' Pass Coal Co., Fernie,1 B,
C, has resigned. He w.ill be succeeded by,W. U. Wilson, former manngcr
of the company. . Under Mr. Ash-
worth's management tho Coal Creek
„and Mlchol mines have been placed on
n sound bnsls.
Special to-'the Lethbridge Daily
Rerald from Mncleod says: That tlio
Canadian Northorn Railway will build
right into tho town of Mncleod, and
that thoir work on the line from Mac-
leod.wlll start soon, ls an assured fact.
Tho nbovo Is joyful nows for some oii
our clilzoiiB who' have Invested In tho
Immediate neighborhood of tho expoct-
cd route. The old time ballad "See
hlm smiling' is n propos,   '
[ment AskingrfoiBuhlioity
Proceedings of the v
Enquiry Botird
SAVANNAH,'"" Ga.—Machinery , and
trusts are not increasing the ranks of
the unemployed fast enough. . French
cotton experts are going1 to. make an
attempt' in-.Fulton .County to teach
monkeys, to pick .cotton. *.* If the*ex-
periment succeeds a colony * of monkeys, will be imported.-- ■ '.:   J, ',,
At a special1 meeting of the Board
Trade held Monday evening a. strong
resolution was passed urging upon the
Dominion government ttie seriousness
of the situation arising out. of the
continued shutdown of the mines of
the Crows' Nest Pass and southern Alberta and asking^'that if a settlement
cannot be arrived at in the near future
the government take over the "mines
and operate them under a "guarantee
to the mine workers, so that when an
agreement is finally reached they will
receive payment for their work injhe
meantime at'whatever rate of wages
may then be agreed upon and whatever
terms of employment may be, arranged.
Copies of the resolution are to, I e
forwarded to the acting premier, the
minister of labor; Rev. Drr"Gordon,,
chairman- of the"' board of, conciliation,
and the boards of'trade of Calgary
Lethbridge, ^Fernie, Cranbrook ' and
Rossland.'A summary of the resolution
was also wired last night to the minister of labor.* .* '* .' . " . _
, - The resolution was contained in a report from" a special committee consisting of F. A. Starkey, J. M. Lay and
W. G. Foster, appointed at tbe regular
meeting of the board'of trade held
last Thursday evening to deal with the
matter. This committee met on Monday morning and spent some time in
drafting- the resolution which was adopted at a special meeting on Monday
evening of the board.
- ,T. G. Procter, president of the board,
was .in the chair and after calling the
meeting' to order called upon Mr. Star,
key to present the report of the com-
mittee7 This Mr. Starkey did, detailing
briefly the work of the committee and
urging the adoption,of its report, which
he.moved_ Mr. Lay seconded the resolution ..andc in doing so added emphasis "to Iir. Starkeys remarks,   The
The idea,was suggested by the antics of a pet chimpanzee carried by a
farmer boy into 1the_ields. • The little
animal, after "frisking-around for-a
time and, watching the,jiegroes -. at
work, began to pick*cotton with almost
Incredible rapidity. i
' By utilizing, monkey labor the cost
of (otton harvesting would be infinitely less than with human labor. It Is
claimed lby- the promoters of tho
M.hemo,     "
■OJ Tli.<*iu-iii.'nfi_mifnrtnntl wear
In ovi'i-y pnlr. Ml.mi Intonpnlr
of l__*klr*- HIiofN -in_l ymi lire lit
once mitlnfii-i|,
<f I<crl(if HIiii.-m inv 1'iih-y fittlnu,
«   , •        pi ,,
be given and that the board place on
record its appreciation of the. efforts
already made by' the hon. the minister
of labor to bring about a speedier settlement.,   ■ > ' * . ,   '.   " -    .    '
"Your committee further, recom
mends that copies of this'resolution be
sent to the acting permler, ttie min
ister of labor; Dr. Gordon; chairman of
the conciliation board, Calgary, Lethbridge/Fernie, Cranbrook and Rossland boards of trade.",. ", ' •'
_ Mr. Lay then , moved,. seconded by
H. W." Robertson, that the, following
telegram be. dispatched to the minister of labor! forthwith:    -  *
"At'a special meeting' of .ttie Nelson Board of. Trade a strong resolution
was unanimously'adopted asking the
government.to'take such'steps as will
result in a speedy, settlement of the
questions at issue between" the mine
owners and ,the mine workers and
pending '• this , the '..working of the
mines under guarantee to the mine
workers.    Resolution follows by mall."
This resolution was unanimously
a&opted also and after a vote of
thanks to the committee the meeting
'■: CltlZENfetATESt
7 Mi lis; f
Rich  Areas  Near  Head .Waters .of
Skeena, River   y
; Serious at Calgary
" CALGARY, June 19—It ishoped that
the various unions here will use their
Influence'to "put an end'to the strike,
for "the; conditions are dally becoming
more serious here. Several of the'cement plants, being practically out,of
fuel, v/ill have to shut down unless a
t-ueejs called - within the next .few
days: Already several industries
have been forced to import coal from
Pennsylvania tbkeep in operation, and
two local, cedent- companies have
some' 5,000''tons, of coal en route from
the eastern.states* that they may"kopp
their plants .'in.operation. '   .
wiiInI. nml bull iif the fnut with n
wiUKm-M* at tlio Ih-cI whiili in*.-
vcnti. tin' iovn fi.iin (Tuwiliiitf
in the fn int.
<f Tlm M'iiiiih urn iih t-uuoutli iih
tlin l--Jit)i(-)1.
Quality Means
(f Tin* li-nll'iT-*. In b-i-Uli* Hlioi-H
in. nil wli'i-d'-l fin* I'llnucy nml
wwir,   rIvIhk   huiK mu-vIcc  nt
.'orininl .il firlfi'x.
If l_-**c*kli-'n ii'iuitati-m in lmck of
every p-ilr.
Witt ontry n full lliift of tbfi-r
well known  hIiim'm ami  invite
jiUir lllM|H-CtllUI.
The Crows Nest
Trading Co., Ltd,
- Possibly much good would have resulted from a littlo more, milk In tho
wator. of tho verdict by the coroner's
jury on, the Investigation Into the SII-
verton fire. That the Windsor Hotel
was a flro trap wo believe the ovidence
taken conclusively proves. Tho past
cannot bo remedied, but such a condl*
tion might be guarded against in the
future. Tho Rofety of a community
Is of moro Importance than flnnnclnl
gain of nn Individual or the feelings of
ono or moro porsons. To say that
the Sllvorton flro InvoRtlgatlnn ls disappointing would bo putting It mildly,
Verdict of the Jury
Wo, tho coroner's jury summoned to
Investigate tho donth of Robort McTaggart, Robort Falrgrlovo, nnd a mnn
whoso Identity Is unknown to us, find
that thoy camo to thoir death through
tho burning of tho Windsor Hotol nt
Sllvorton, Tl, C, at nbout 2 o'clock on
tlio morning of tho 30th day of May,
T911, the cause and origin ot aald
fire bolng unknown.
Second,—Wo bcllevo Ihnt Iho remains found nud designated by tho
coronor na No. 3 nro thoso of Robort
McTaggart; thnt those designated aa
No, 2 are thono of Robort, Falrgrlovo,
and t Iioho iloul una toil No, 1 aro thono
of tho unknown mnn.
Wn would recommend thnt all provincial regulation., for llio wifoty of
hotel giioatfl bo atrlclly adhered to,
and when prnctlcnblo all buildings be
finished with plnnt or, or If cotton and
paper la In nan, extreme caro bo taken
In mnklng It free froni flro nnd that
an efficient flro gong be located cIoho
to each hotel.—,!. W. M. Tlnllng, Foromnn, ,
(T3d.-~Tlio strict urea of Tho Rlocnn
Record on tho verdict of Jury In lho
Qll-.'f.r.r**-' rltnnnl/'r' nro MmftV* • Th»"*A
!jlr*»eommpndntlonR nro Inreolv pprfunr*'
tnrv In cliarnrtcr nnd hnvo bconmn ao
common that boforo llioy nro rondorod
ono hears thn romnrk "It w|ll bo tho
uauol venllct,'    If Iho provincial re-
milntln-np In fht. tnntter nf ftrr- o*»rn-HP«
are not adhered to (hen thono whose
duly It ta to attend In the annao are
nreru-'-.i'lflfl boforo tho fnct, and If individuals who nro prospective gueats at
tho hot-Mil would, boforo rcglaterlng,
aak what lho opportunities nro for c.
(cape 1n cnae of emergency, retiming
| to afay In the bouse unleM aaMaflod
i 0*. proprietor* would* aoon be com-
j polled lo Inatal tho neceaanry .appll-
, an/-/*«. Jim! ao fcoon a* bolel-keepera
I are taurht that iboir poeWi»t books will
! miff_ r b-fcaiue of inadequate flro pro*
I tectlen tbey then will make the needed
nlferatlona, bnt ntherwla-f toe many
are prone to take leng>hanre«, «■
ruiifnir thf-mftclvoR on tho pica of et
as follows, was .then adopted unani
mously:    ., -
.f'The committee appointed at the
last meeting of, the Nelson Board of
Trade to bring down a resolution to
be presented at the special general
meeting of this board beg to submit the
following resolution:
'Whereas, The closing down of the
Crows Nest Pass and southern Alberta coal mines has now been of considerable duration and Is beginnihg;'to
havo a serious effect upon the users of
coal and coke for smelting, manufacturing and other similar lines and with a
few weeks will also affect tho consumers on the prairies, for whom provls-
lon for the* winters requirements will
soon have to,be mado; and,
"Whereas, A certain amount of coke
ls being brought In at present for tho
uso of tho .smelters from foreign
sources ut nn Increased cost and at n
loss of trndo to the Dominion, and
ovon this supply cannot with certainty bo long, rolled upon; nnd,    ,   ;
'Whorons, Tho closing down of the
.VANCOUVER, B.VC—Developntent
work on anthracite coal areas near the
headwaters' of the Skeena". River, 120
miles- north of" Hazelton, owned, by
Toronto capital, will be vigorously prosecuted this' summer. It will be, directed by James McEvoy, a well-known
mining engineer of Toronto, who Ib ori
his way north. "■      ' , ,. ''■■■<    •
The principal shareholders,, in ,the
company are a Toronto group of capitalists which floated the Crow's Nest
Pass Coal Co", and Includes Senator
Cox,.G. G. S. Lindsay, formerly manager of the company. Skeena,* river
basin,owhere Mr. McEvoy. located, 16
square miles of claims In 1903, contains,, it is said, the only pure anthracite in''commercial quantities ever
found In.Canada." Mr. McEvoy is enthusiastic about the possibilities of the
field aB ai'producer.* He may be regarded as a qualified member of the
Dominion geological survey for many
years before entering the services of
the Crow's Nest* Coal company as geolo
gist and later,, as its mining superintendent and engineer.       „.      ■*    •
Nova Scotia* Company Whose 8took
is Held Largely In Toronto   *
The Store of Good Valufes ;;&
smoltors for, want of fuel would result
In tho closing down of several mines,
nnd this would throw out. of employ-
ment many thousands of peoplo! and
"Whereas, Tho want of fuol for the
wlntor supply for residents on the prairies, whoro thoro Is a colder cllmnlo
llinn that of this provlnco, would bring
nboiit a serious nntlonnl dtanator, und
tin want of'a Icon', supply of fuel .'.oro
rc-nilf-iB It i■•■iti'or., to mako proper
ir.l ample prov.sion woll beforoiatid;
•Wltorens. tho I ctnloux net wltii Ub
ev. lent j.rovlutonn would, It wiib hop
dl, have provonlotl tho contlnunnio cf
H-i.-ii (llHputoa nn tho ono nt present
•)•'HtoH, nnd,
WIktitb Tv lho dolaya nnd adj'turn
ivci'ta of lho bn^rd of conclllntl.-in 'bat
Invc occurred, tho serlouancRs of tbo
,B',Miii»ln;i aa nffcmtlr.r tho general f«b-_
lie would npponr to bo Inmtfflclontly
rcallJiod; nnd,
"Whorons, In tho Intoroata of Mio
gonornl publio the quoHtlon botwoon
the operators and thn mlno wbrkore
and thoao between tho railway companies nnd tho operator*, should not. dolay
tho oponlng of tho mlnos, nnd auch
qtiPNtlnnn should be mado na publio iui
poHHlblo no Hint tho ilifforenco between
the coat of production and tho soiling
^-rlrifir,   rnn,'   hr.   Xxtiitt***   V-Mftwn   hv   tht*
. i.
ppopln |»oiiornllv. and,
"Whercna, It has boen generally understood Hint lt was tho Intention of
tho govornmont to conduct tho opera*
tions of tho mlnos, with n guarantee
tn tho worker*. duHntr th. K-MH-r-mont
of auch queatloiiR na thoso at present
Involved, especially whon delay In settlement of them occurs; thoroforo, bo
"Reflolved that the ntlenllon of the
government bo nt onco callod to tho
HerlouDiicaa of tbo altuntlon with a
view to preventing further Ion of time
hy tho-hoard of-conciliation and that
the government bo asked, should further delay not be avoidable, to taut*
tho openW of tho mines undor guarantee to tho workers so that tho danger and loas above referred to may not
be ineurrwl; and, b_ ll tutU**
"Itasolved, That this board strongly
recomm-nnda thnt i\a tar ft*. possible
publicity of all the proceedings »bould
' The outlook for,, the East Kootenays
is. at present - gather gloomy, according to reports ^rom that' part. The
struggle from, all, appearances, is likely to be. long drawn out, . "I
Tlie Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company have dispensed with the services of all but heads of departments
in" "their o'ffice;staffs. This in Itself
is significant. ' Tlie large western consumers of coal' iind coke have serious-
lyJturried to other sources of supply
and are preparing to continue operations, independent of supplies from this
district;'and'tlie.Groat Northern Railway has ample; fuel Biipply from the
mines In Washington at, prices that
make that rond Independent. of these
mines, Tho Canadian Northern Railway and the Grand Trunk Pacific are
hauling coal 'from,tho, Groat Lakes,
Tho installation' of oil burners on tho
mountain Beetion of tho Great Northorn Ih proving a boom to that rood In
the matter bf saving of cost of
fuol and lnbor. •*
Worlc "on tho Catholic church at
Pernio is postponed pending a settlement of tho striko—Western Catholic,
..HALIFAX.—An order for the.foreclosure of the Eastern Coal Company,
whose property is at McCann, Cumberland county,' was granted recently.
The sum. of ,$250,000, was Issued ln
bonds on which the, interest had been
defaulted. -MThe National Trust Company were ■ trustees under ,J the mortgage.' ; The property, in which a num-
ber'of wealthy, Toronto, men are inter,-
;__,_-._._____.. _]__*,._-__.____. _. l__».it-__*l..».___ n.l—_._
July. A large amount of money hns
been expended in the Manager's house
and,surface-equipment of the' mine,
but the seam bf the coal did not materialize1 as expected or ■ the shaft was
sunk in tbe wrong place.    *
;Gr6f£ery {{y
Saturday and Monday
-   y'   :    .     ■*'''*_,    - * -   '-    -   ' ° ' -
Special Grocery values for Saturday^and Monday
selling.    Qet the'benefit, j     '"''  ;.v  -   .    " "'."'  r' _"'
Liquid Ammonia, pints, 2 bottles for ....'_•.". 25c. *'■" {
1 lb. Pkts.' Ammonia, 2 pkts for ......;...;.-'  25c.-,.
\ Combination Shoe Dressing, Tan, Black, White*
Ox Blood ...... V. i.' , ............. 5,18c.' ., -"
Concord Sardines;.2' tins for .'..."..." ,-25c.
, PostToasties/ Breakfast Foods, 3 pkts for .. .'25c.;;. -,
Royal Household Flour. 100 lb. sacks-....   $3.25   < i, '■
■ Royal Household Flour, - 50 lb. sacks V. .-•.-; $1.65   '.;'J
"rt ' , i.
.Mason's Patent Frtyt Jars/pints,- per doz. ..   65c.
- Mason's Patent Fruit Jars,"quarts,'per-doz:..,   75c".
: B. C. Pure, Cane Sugar, 20 lb. sacks .';.: .7 A $1.20 : *; : ■
-Ridgway.'s Old Country Tea, 1 lb. tins' .*"   .45c.:
72,1b. Tins Table Syrup\ .. \ ?'.-."..'..'.. .7.!, 10c. ,' "
5 lb. Tins Table -Syrup, each- .7...'. <, 25c -
- Sapolio, each  ....... s.   ..'•-- - «\v.    IOc..-*..-
' 1 Gal. Stone Crocks Mixed Pickles', each ..,..   80c.; ,*,
' Imported Kippered Herrings and Herrings ih    *
.Tomato Sauce,"2 for .;...... t.:-.'... .*'... v ,.35c7 ',
Finnin Ha,ddie..2 .ins for  ' 25c.   V
' 2 lb Tins -Preserved -Plums, each ..........    10c. 7
• 2 lb.'Tins Preserved Strawberries, each,.:...   -15c., ,*
Choice-Albertai-Creamery Butter. 3 lbs for ... ,85c   ,,«
*■"   .        >,     ■   * +~/~      ■ ■ ° - ,"  *" ' .
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,*, To avoid ^disappointment we would suggest that''," *
you leave yourorder. at once.    . '  "' -  ' L ■
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American Capital Being Advanced to
Develop Property In Pine River
, . Country
SPOKANE, .Waal..—Ono hundred
thousand dollars wortii of stock Is
bolng floated by Andrew Laidlaw, tho
well known Spokane mining mnn from
tho Northern Coal syndicate which has
located a group of claims In tho Plno
River PnsH, on tho boundary,, lino of
Alborta nml British Columbia, 400 or
ROO tnlloH northwest of Edmonton,
Tho Btock Ir now bolng underwritten by tho Cnnaillnn-Amerlcnn Securities law, Trnnlc Vlllenouve, an oxpert
French Canadian conl prospoct or, Ib bohlnd tho projor-t, the latter bolng In tho
Plno nivor" country nt tho proaont
time, aolectlng properties that nro to
be operntcd by tho syndicate. While
tho group of claims Is far from civllls-it-*
tion, Mr,' Laidlaw states Ihnt iho
chnncoH for transportation   facilities
irn   r.vnn\\firi.     .l-, I'-*••*"•   rfi-Mri**.'*'*!    «MT-i,-»v»«
bnvlnp; iilronrly bw*-n complotod through
tho piiHa which haa an elevation nf
2.800 foot ngalnst 3,600 foot for tho
Yollowlioad poBB, tho only other logl*
cal gateway botwoen* large portions of
AHic-rtft nnrt Ttritlub Columbia.
We've put a fine addition on the.good
old church at home,
It's just the latest kilter with a gallery
,   and a dome,
It seats a thousand people — finest
church In all the to*wn,    • '
And: whon 'twas dedicated, why, we
planked t-an thousand down;
That is, we paid flvo thousand—ovory
deacon did his best, -
And the Ladles' Aid Socloty—It prc-
' raised all the rest!
We've got an organ. ln the church-
very finest in tho land,
It's got a thousand pipes or moro, Its
melody Is grnnd.
And .whon wo sit'in cushioned powa
and hear the master play,
Ii carries us to realms ot bliss, unniiin-
bored miles away..
It cost, a cool-ten, thousand,'1 and   It
stood tho hardest, test,
Wo'll pay a thousand on It, the Lndlos'
Aid the rost.
They'll glvo n hundred sociable"*, cantatas, too, an'd tens,
They'll bako a thousand angel calioa,
nnd tous of cream they'll freozo,
Thoyll beg nnd Bcrape nnd toll nntl
sweat for aovon yonrs or moro,
And then they'll, start all o'er again,
for a carpet on tho floor.
No, It Isn't just like digging out tlio
money from tho voBt, '
Whon tho Ladles' Aid got bu«y nnd
aay—"Wo'll pay,tho rest!'
Of courso, wo'ro proud of our 1)1 g
* church, from pulpit up to splro,
Its tho darling of our oyos, tho Drown
of our doslro,
Ilut whon I sou tho hUIoi-h work, to
rnlao tho canh that Inoka.
I*somehow fool tho Church In built on
.   womon'fl tired backs;
And somehow I can't lielp thinking,
whon wo roach tho regions bloat,
That mon will get tho toll and awont
nnd lho Lndieo' Aid—tho rost,
—Oftmpbellford Hornld
. .Pine soft. Lisle Stockings iri'Tans, Navy. .Light'
Blue and placks. A hose sold regularly at 50c. a
pair, now 3 pairs for $1.00.,    .". \' / „, {~i \ !'; ■
2 pair for
Lace Lisle Hose j colors Tans, Nayysy" Grays and-
* black;-very handsome lace effects and a hose that -.
sells regularly at 55c. a pair."; *        .,.'' "
Our 25c Hpse
,,».''   ,    '■"•'   '■• _',,.
Positively the best in tho marke$for tho money.
Colors, Tans, Blues, Reds, "White aff^ Black..- .,
Pine Ribbed Hose, fov Girls in Tans and Black,
Heavy ribbed hero for boys wear;* guarahted. -
•< Blouse Wiaists
. Our BlousoSules continue, nnd for tho coining
■ wook wc are offering some-extra specials; jiist a fow
dozens to clear; jiiccly embroidered; a waist thut
you wo\ild coiiHidor good for $1.00—Our Salo Price
At $1.25
UOUlPMirt"Col.,. Jpne 15.—Mine
workorH of the northorn Colorado coal
ru-iilR who hnve boon on ittrIko Ior
for ilian a year, believe that they have
solved the striko situation. Incorporation pnpora havo been filed to form A
•rompnny to oporal* one of th» mlnea
or tlm Central Coal and Und Inveat*
ment company. If tbU vonturo prove*
turce^ful, other companlt* probably
*IU bi. totuai.tM by atriklnx naluoca
for the .purpos. of taking over and
.-crating mlnlntf propertied on n union
labor basis.
ilo ntlrcwcn of Andrew ir.l:bin(l r.n
fivensk for alt till lionom ofvorlemno
otlo dollara (180) worn ban meter nr
bans. TIan nrbetado for Crow'n Neat
Paaa Lumbor Co., at Wardner.
hnll hi* <ui_x.v.'-|t_l_  -1(1 Liivsi  1,0 OI fcbU.
mal och vnnllgcn nrbotnr Bntckorl 1
(oronlng mod lumber Induatrl.
A large rango of handsomely embroidered Waists,
have overy appoaranco of goods at double tlio prico.
Silk Lined Net Waists
Just nrrivel to-dny, tho best values wc havo ovor
offered; protty Ceam Nets .with modalion trimmings, Silk lined, vory offoctlvo,   Bale Price $3,75
(Sizes up to 44 bust,)  -
New Corsets
A full stock now in hand; Wo have Roeurcd tlio
soiling rights of this corset for tho city o£ Fcriilo,
If you lmvo had difficulty in getting a corsoRo fit
you aH you would liko, try a "Nomo." If it is not
what you want, return it.
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,   ..-'      Limited
Here it is, Waiting for U
FOR SALE Two nunIlaU Dull Tor-
Hera, two and half year* old, \ifi\ or
will tell aeparato; unrelated, W. Parnell, Penile, R, C,
LOST — Saturday,! night bolween
Wu.1 Furula a.n<X .Euleta' MllUttwy
Storo, a necktie eontalnlnK ft sold nuc-
uot pin. Finaor will be aultnbly re-
wtrded,~C V. B, lAdted Office. (Up
VrA.Sibil>~-V.Ul_v.ii*Ai   li*. 4*ii.i,    _«»i.C
bo good cook: beat wagon; references
roqulrod. Addroas—Mra. ,V. ,A. Tor.
noy, Bayneii I-nke, D. C. 3. n.r.
On Thuraday between -■' silddaby'i
lirxig Store and Pellal Avenue Eait,
via P. O. nnd City Hall, ft brooch, circular In ahape, outer rim of Scotch
pebble*; bToodatone »nd apto, centre
•liver thlitle, amethyit forming flower,
Flndw pIca«o retnrn B«me to Ml**
Tianlela, c.o. Wlllwa' Roardlng Hoime.
Pellat Ave. *«*>t.'.
For Sale
22 Acres Fruitland
at Elkmoutti
Pnrtly clenred and ready for
planting out. Good stream,
of pure water on property.
Easy term-, • Addrcsa A.J.B..
District Ledger, Fernio, B.C.,.
for particulars.


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