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At Coal Creek--!]lie Dead
andlwo lnjuretl--One
a] Mart Missing 7
, A cave-la.,at. No. 1 South'Mine, Coal
Creek/ took place early this afternoon,
and as a result Wm. Whittle" lost his
\l!fe,jand Wm.Corlet was seriously in-
'' jured, having his- ribs, crushed, ind
other ..bodily'-Injuries.1 ' Corlet's part-,
ner, an  Italian??* was working along
- with -him, and, has, so far,.been unaccounted for. y It Is believed that he Is
still .under the cave.- Another man",-
whose name has not beea ascertained,
has his leg badly crushed. *' The'accident occurred about the time the afternoon shift was ready to go to work,
but on- seeing Whittle's body being
brought out many of'the men-.turned
back.     The deceased was about. 33
■ years of age, arid arrived from"
caster some 3 years rago..     ■ ,
.We understand that the mea'work-
''" ing In 'this ■ mine ■ have, noticed many
defects , in the *• roof, - and -■ have from
" time'to tiine pointed it"out,to,the offi-
■' cials, but' no notice seems to have
been,. taken by ' them to have - it ■ remedied. . .   *.       ,- ,7'  : '    ;
English Capitalists Fear Labor War
.7 'Is Beglnnlntrof Rewalutjon  '
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-LONDON, March',25;—Alarm*;at-. the
crisis caused by the'strike-of, the 1,-'
000,000 coal miners Is 'increasing, aud
i'0 attempt is now made by the "upper
classes' .'to~ conceal,their.'uneasiness
over the situation A? Even the-Times,
which'ordinarily.-'does.not get excised
at anything, is beginning*to;iose.'its
profound feeling'' ot ^calnt - confidence
that the whole thing'will'fizzle' out
and that no harm .will be done the
privileged classes,'.. - - '• -j
' The"* Times, commenting today,in a
leading'article '■ on the ; strike, 'concludes by * saying: "We fear that the
worst time has-still, to come, whichever'way things'turn." s "- J -*"
„From, the point of view^of the Times
it Is not so much the danger of the
present strike, but the recognition of
th« fact that the entire' working class
is. permeated wit&the spirit :'of revolt
that is. causing'jthe, feeling "of disquietude among the" exploiting classes.,
'-_ The capitalists t_}_n_ck t.hat?the( present strike has beeri^io ordinary struggle .between men and masters,, but
an attempt to force the national government to coerce capital into submission,to a labor,union program.
, . Naturaly they regard this as almost
revolutionary in character and are
horror-stricken at the; appalling wickedness .of the" working class-in' thus
daring to-use their power. „ , ,    ,
- The complete election result's have
not yet come to nand, but there'can
he no doubt that the McBride Government has hypnotized the province with
their "White B. C," and "Railroad' Po?'
licy."', , So far as Is known it has been
a clean sweep for them. -No Liberals
have, been elected, and only oae Socialist, Jack Place, of Nanaimo, who
got in by 43 over his Conservative opponent, and 247 over the Liberal. '
Parker Williams,' according to tho
latest reports, w;as beaten by only four
votes, but whether this' return is complete oi not,-ia not known., "Victor
Midgley polled 662 votes in Victoria.
As matters stand, therefore, His Majesty's'Loyal Opposition' will consist
of ONE—Jack Place, Socialist: - Even
Brewster,1 the only Liberal member in
the last house, was beaten in Victoria.
6 - Ross     Davidson
Fernie"  336
McDougal   ...AA    24
Coal Creek.-. ."     77
Michel (Old) ..-'.'... 777 -
Michel (New)';.,. ' 40
; A '  "  THE MINERS
,   LONDON,-March" 28.—Premier .As-
quith.thls morning.issued, an appeal
-to the mlnersr.of Great'Britain to ac-
,*y ' "tit.tli^MinliiwrtrWa^BiUrwhTilv
-,. he said, .would, effect largely, .what
,; ■ they, had Wgfo.'for.v The Premier'
„ ,sald he recognised, that the agitation,
y.,v& -far as - the '■ groatrhul__' of; the \pien
•• . movement, , Now that their, grievance
-';'' ' had'"beeh._ remove^ b^;the';eaYabiisfi|
-   ment* of J'he' '_)rinclple''6fva'minimum
' ..   wage .withT machinery;.which .'cou'ld b^
A   trusted to. fix reasoriabley rated,   he
> - \ strongly appealed In the name" of tlie'
whole community for the resutaption
' *.. *' of normal '.'Industrial - condition...   '"~;
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1 The monthly,tea given by the'Me
thodist Ladles' Aid will be held at the
\.' homo of Mrs. JohnyWoodhouse, i,on,
i '    TueBday, April 2,.from 3 t6<ti o'clock.
SALFORD,; Eng.,-.'March' 28.—Tom
Mann,* labor leader, was today released on,$2000 ball, after giving a1 written
guarantee-that,-pending his trial; he
would not repeat his incitement to the
•troops to mutinyA,-Ue,is charged with
_.v.A_. ■'_ ..___.-__Lrf_fo__--_-Js__i.__aL;. . ,. .
■ ieiomous.jTTnB.rejeflBlyjajja^aavispu-y
publishing certain' printed .matter, .endeavoring to *,p'ersua<le'' persons ;serv-:
ing-in the forces of the*_Klng.'on land'
or afa. from * their- \ duty,1, aad; allegiance
Jtb;JIia.J(aleBtyV arid Inducing .said per-
sons to commit treacherous and mut;
in6W*acts.'.'!•*.',..   ■'-, '* \\ ,'.r._ ■??//•>.
MINER8TO VOTE     * '....
'/■:     „'.        ON  ENDING STRIKE
;: LONDON, Marcli 27—The event-of
the "day. In-connection with the-coal
atrlke waB'the prompt decision* of the
Miners' Federation to take a ballot, of'
the-mon on the question of terminating <the strlke.-The ballot papor reads:
.- "Are you'In favor of. resuming work
pending the .settlement of the mlril-
mum wages ln the Various grades by
the. dlstrlot .boards to be'applied' under, tho coal mines minimum wago
act?",,  .■'.*..
Hosmer- ..........   , 92.
Corbin   ..A;?.A.. t  35
White'Spruce .....'* 11 '
Crow's Nest- a ■ 33
Sparwood   ;'....'..'.*      7"
Harmar's Ranch . .* ■'   4 ,
Elko '< ,56'
Galloway  .:......   *   1^'
Jaffray   ...'...?..'. AlSB^
Gateway   .'."...'.'.'
Fruitlands '.!.'.'..
Flagstone   ......
Baynes'Lake ...
Morrissey JTunct'
Krag V.  ...
?Dorr   ..........
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' ...Majority for-.Ross •„.'..,: ^.
y.The foilowirig iniere'Btlng.' document'
•has-A'lallen into our- hands"i~in,-iact,'
'it' fell-out *6I the;tiaUot'':'_)o_-'when'the
returning, officer' ope'ried^aame to' secure   his   Instructi6nB,-a_fd.was'in
tended in this particular? instance for
that gentleman;," It is written'on a
sheet of paper,,on the reverse of which
is the printed letter-heading of* Ross'
Central Committee'Rooms: i Now/you
free and independent voters know that
the returning officer was no Socialist
—no sir, he was a free and Independent' person,-selected for those-reasons
and those reasons alone, to'act in that
capacity. The fact that this; particular returning officer has1'been'* "sucking" since he was,a baby; aiuHs still "suck""to try arid'obtaln
the "job" that is the Mecca of all political heelers, is of-no corisequence."
Well here it is, and-the old,fault we
find is with the heading, for it-should
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Instructions to Scrutineers   ,.
• 1. No person Ts_ allowed In the polling v booth,' but the .returning' officer',
poll clerk, and agents'; of parties accredited in writing; .outside -of the4
voter and candidates themselves. ,
- 2.", If a voter, In favor of Ross presents .himself; who .'cannot' read- or
write, he is entitled.urider Section 116
and 117 to have his ballot marked iri"
tho presence of the'Returning Officer
and'agents for-candidates.
3. If an"elector wishing to vote for
Itoss finds that sorriebo'dy has.already
voted*in his name,' he"is'entitled urider
Section'118"to have a\ballot delivered
to him, and marked as "tendered* ballot."',' :     ' *   . "a; •     . ■■
4. If an "elector Irv favor of Ross
should through mistake spoil his ballot, and before ^placing same in box,
admits that 'he"--' spoiled- 'the ' ballot,
scrutineer should insist that he .be
_,i9.      AA/'TC."'-',,       .A"
■ 5. ,Any elector,wishing to vote; and
known to bWa"Sbclalist,';and who is,
in the, opiriioB,fOtv.the 7 scrutineer/ not
entitled 'to, voW.ehpriwe challenged,'
that is* fie shb«l(^^'t_i^!aetuming'OX-?
fleer W. swear him.   '    *   --''A'    •
"6. The scrutineer, as a voter comes
iu to vote, will strike his name?off the
voters,list, and, at the same time, will
.write his name'with his number on a
slip, which-slip, from time to, time,
will be forwarded to the Central Committee. The object of this is to show
that voters have cast their votes, and
at the same time to enable the outside
committee to bring in all men who
have not voted. ,
;All.voters who have this mark (x)
marked opposite their names on the
voters list, are to be sworn as they
are reported absent from the Fernie
Electoral District. ;
Be careful that voters who are mark-
ed as dead on your list, are not voted
' It is important that in cases where a
voter is entered "twice oii/the list that ballot is allowed,to he cast.
All these casesrare shown on your list
as repeaters. .. •
" All names tmarked through In red*
ori Voters List have been struck off
the; list in accordance with the Supplementary List attached.
- -A-man by the name of Theauhault,
sworking in;the lumber camp, at Galloway, committed , suicide -yesterday,"
The man had .been rather queer in bin
head of late.'     . •     .,-'■-
The official count in this riding will
take place on Monday next.  ■
,,Fred Allan, "of Corbln, and Miss'
Sybil Reading, of this city, were married at Macieod-on Saturday, March
,, - .The following communications were received by President   •
W. B. Powell, District 18, U. M. W. of A., notifying him'of his
appointment as one of ,the three Commissioners to makeeijquir-
ies into and concerning the Mining Law of "Alberta. *•*'.'.'     *'     ,
(Copy)".?,   ..'      *     ' ■   ■     '
, Approved and ordered.    .(Signed) G. H. V. BULYEA, Lieut?;    "
Governor. ** ' >.••-■
Edmonton, Saturday, Feb. £7,1912   \
Pursuant to the provisions of/'Chapter 2" of the Statutes   ,-'
of Alberta, 1908, being "An Act Respecting Inquiries Concerning Public Matters,".-the Executive Council adyise,'upon-'the
recommendation of the Hon. the Minister of Public Works/
dated February 8th',.'1912, "that John Thomas Stirling,' of Ed- >"
monton, William Baden Powell, of Coleman, and Walter Floyd* *4
.McNeil, of Calgary, be' appointed Commissioners to make in-    K
quiry into and concerning the Mining Law of Alberta, aud to   '*■
embody in their report thereon any amendments tothe existing-
law regarding the operation of mines for coal or other minerals .**
which they may consider necessary.' n 7 A    ■ A
V"   ;,l ," CSigned) ARTHURL. SIFTON, "
„;.      •       , A   •■  .    7 - .Chairman.
•   -"    '.   -.   *'"'    . .(Copy) 'v*   * ': ■  7- -.;;.     >;.
y   y\       ■*.  ",   ■   •■       ,7 7 Edmonton, Mar^h 16,719127';
Sir,—I hereby attach-copy of Order in Council appointing'",
you one'of the Commissioners to make inquiry into and" con-'
cernjng'the Mining Law of Alberta?        ,   .■■,'•" >A   " -'A,? 7 .
It is proposed that this Commission meet in, Calgary on •'.'"
April116th, and.I jvill be pleased'if you would arrange accord''
mgiy.        7  7-"y **        -*      •'    - • ,   •  ''A'; ''--
■-.-Your obedient servant. 7   _   - yv-* '
•".;'    '■"   r%  *<i:j    '■'   ' •'•    F, J. STIRLING,;'?   '-.' ",
'    ''     ';-.   7;":   y      . Provincial Inspector of Minesv-'
William Baden Powell', Esq.'/1 Coleman, Alta.„ ?    **, . y    "    ' .-X--
For the benefit of- Creekites visiting the Theatre a Bpeclal train will
leave fernie "on Saturday night at 11
o'clock;, * . 77, 77v,7"'. *.     '  '
■77-"We befreveythat Ross;and his party
have'.madeva8*cleari^a fight as" t*fiejrj.
interests "and'^cony^cti.oaB would '.per-*
mltr-thatjofrorri'/thelrovvn. viewpoint.'
v      „    , AT THE GRAND
■ ' On Monday night about 11.30 o'clock
tho people of Frank and' Blairmoro
woro awakened by tho flro whistles,
of both towns blowing,    Mon wero to
bo soon running ln all directions till
lt wriB illscovorod that Main Stroot,
Blairmoro, wna on flro nnd all went In
that direction,    31 was acalm night
and but for that fnct Blairmoro might
rtavo^ccj) burnt down.    As It was the
flro got the best of tho small flro brl*
undo forco that thoy lind at work nn.1
about half tho block was entirely enveloped In flames,  Tlio Coamopolltnn
IIolol wns nearly In rultifl.    A llttlo
lfttor Frnnk flro hrlgnrto npponred on
tlio flcono and did Qxcollont work In
holding down tho tire under the able
londorahlp of Chief McOowan, and both
brigades worked together rind mado
nn ImproBHlon on tho blase,   Tho train
from (.oloninn ..rotif-ht that brlftado to
tho spot, nnd the united effort*, of the
throo brlgados Boon hud the fire undor
control,   Sovornl buildings woro burnt
to the ground, the Cosmopolitan Hotel,
tho Dry (lood Storo of Knlol Bros,, tho
Itoyal .Bunk IHilldlng were amongst
Mmm.     Th« worn! .oritur., nf thn flro
waB that a young man lost bin life,
an-Itnllnn; it In Bald that ho was undor
tho Intluenco of liquor nnd wna pullot!
. out of the holol once, but went back
again 'and wai not noon, alive again.
Noxt tnornln*. his remains were taken
.. from tho smouldering nslios and are
being hold In the secretary's offlco at
Largo crowdn from ovory town in
tho Pbbb thronged the streets till the
A large audlonco witnessed tho pel*
formnncoof 'Dlvovceona' nt tho Grand
on Thursday night, Miss Folton Jn
the leading role was up to her usual
high standard, and tho largo company
supporting hor llkowlso rendered ox-
collont service. Tho play deals with
the French divorce lawj,nnd Is a comedy above tho average, Tho scenic
effects nnd.costuming was romnrked
upon as being of^exccptfonnl bonuty,
To-night (Friday) Loo Tolstoi's "Tto-
Bsurrcctlan" 'will bo glvon; to*nior*
row's matlnoo, "A ,Btrnni_er In" a
Strango Lnnd," nnd tomorrow
"TrnnogrojiBloii." ,    '
Whilst politicians and cnrnpnifmon.
wero biiBy during the wook flijhtlng
tho electors of Fernio pnsnotl tholr
time pleasantly' by visiting tho Tela
Tho'ntre, nnd vlowlng tho boantlful plu*
lures thrown on tho screen, Tho or*
chostrn, too, nppenro to bo a great nt*
traction. For to-night and tomorrow
"Tho tWo MarrlngoB,"'a two-reel film
Clnett Co, of Homo will be tho fonturo,
and ls Raid to bo one of the best In
tlio lino of lovo, intrigue nnd tragedy
Othor plnturoB, to bo shown nro "Vlov.n
of Oswego Falls," "The Fixer FUd.''
<l<*,,ll   .... •   t.PtH        IW..I  t..M«  linl.B
.......   M.4I4   fc.C». _*^.-J.   L.J....        .-    «...'J
Tiromlrr-fl for nfl^'cnrly ripponrnTice.
Tho mnnagomont la nlao offering free
a.boautlful silver'spoon for two coupons
FOIt 8ALTfl — I8f,gs for Hatching
from Pure S, C, W. UKtiormi, J1.00
por doton, or 17.60 per 100. alio. No.
I pen, |1.50 per down, oi; 110.50 per
100. . Apply, S. J.irarrinon, Warttaer,
IJ. O.
Admiral Klncumlll siiKWatB that
Inntorn slides and lectures lllusl rating navy conditions bo employed to
otlmulato popular Intorest ln tho Canadian naval aorvoco. Thia Is a hrll*
llnnt Idea. The Canadian navy would
Just suit the limitation* of a magic
lantern, With a lino ot sentimental
•on_.ii, lueh aa "The Anchor'i Weigh*
ud," and "My Jack UetB Drunk To*
day," qulto a bunch of bright young
young men might be weaned from the
farm and started on a llfo on the ocean
wate. -'•
train Increased wages, to ?275,000 ?te_c-.',
.:i . i.~ i^1_iut —n l~~.jtl .^n_ .1.. _
,nt:7Wuiivcio ii_""incw— jLugmuu,- wao_utr-~
. The remarkable development of
northern Alberta due, to.'the building
of,several lines of railway Is a feature
that has attracted. the attention of
'settlers'and investprs allke'for.some
time past, but news of-the Impending
completion of,the C. N7R. to-Athabasca Landing,has been the means
of stimulating.'interest ln the'oppor-
tunltles and Illimitable resources of
the groat country of which the coming
town of Athabasca Landing, ls destined to be tha centre.
It does not require any -imagination
to conceive anlimportant-commercial
city becoming a concrete fact within
a tew short years at the,gateway to
tho wonderful Peace River country,
whero millions of acres of.the richest
land in Canada aro open for homo-
The completion of the railway line
will certainly be the signal for tho
shipment of hundreds ot tons of
freight, setlers' effects, etc, to Athabasca Landing, whllo th ecrentloo of
this base of supplies with Its'excellent
geographical situation will open up
business opportunities of almost end
less variety.—Advt,
clared officially Off at all .the ihlllsMn
Lawrence today, having accomplished
its purpose, in the opinion.of the lead
That the strike has done -this, and "  *
more le acknowledged by several labor' "
lea'deira* riotfatf illated/Wlth"' ^^Indus A?"'
trial Wbrkers.of^he^orld/whlc'h dfr* .\
ected.the,Laurence labor, war^y'ja'B., /
Whitehead, secretary .of. the? weavers' .'
association of ^Fall River; declared to-, ,7-
day that thia increase In' wages- which
Is going Into the pockets of the New  <
England textile workers,ls tbe" direct,
result of that two months' contest.
(Special to the District Ledoer) *y:
WELCH, Va., March 27t'h.—Bl8bty
two men were'killed today by a gas
explosion in the Jed Coal and Coko
Company's mlno at'Jed, West Virgin*
In, halt a down mlloB from horo.
Only' cloven men escaped allvo and
one of .thono died wjthin nn hour after
j bolng brought to tho surfaco.     To-
Robert Doylo, n molormnn, wnH fatally Injured In the main tunnel, A
Lovol, on Wednesday evening about
six o'clock nnd expired In tho hospital
nlioiil 10.1l. the same night,    Tlrol'ar
Doylo Is well-known   and   respected I ^ £,")o;,"|fifl ",;'ruro'bomMocnt,!ri and
tli.oiii.hout the Pass by all who know |U)0 Y(,mmH nopo to have thorn out
him, Tho greatest sympathy In ox*
lomled to IiIh brother who orsldos at
IIUlcroHt, nnd to 1i!.b father and Bistort, who ivflldo at Ilroxlnirn, Linllrh-
gowHhlro. Saulliinil,
A quiet wedding took pjneo Woilnm.*
dny ovenlng, March 20, nt tho Mount
Pleasant MethodlHt Parsonage, between tywlrt Hood Tuthlll nnd MIhh
Lorn Hcnrlolln Dudley, both of Kernlc,
II. O. Tho hrldn was altPiuleil by lwr
slfltor, MIhh Orncn Dudley, and brollmr.
both roBldoiiti In Vnnrouver; th«
groom being Hupporled by Mr. Jiiiiioh
Mayor, formorly of l''eriile, nml now
of Vnncouvor. •
The brldo'n pnronts nro nmnng tho
nMf>nf nnrl mnat rooiwotoil rootdnntw nf
Fernio, whnrn Mr.' Dudley hnfi lieon
engngod for many years In tho employ of tho 0. N. V. Conl Co, Tho
brldo and her slstor woro vory popular among tho young pioplo of thnt
inountnln city, Tho hnppv couplo
loft on Thursday morning for Victoria
for jlliolr honeymoon before returning
to Fernio. Tho ceremony was por-
formod byr Rov, Lnshloy Hnll.—Dally
Province. '
Hliortly. Exploring pnrilos will hnvo
covered all of tho mine by 8 o'clock
Wodnosdny morning, and expect to
linvo nil tho hoillot. out nt noon. Snmo
local mine mon are Inclined to regnrd
It iih a physical phenoinonon. Tho
fiinilllcrt of the (lnnd mini find Ihem-
soIvoh In sons iitrnltii. Work hnB
been vory alack nt lho mlno. Out-
hIiIo nld will lio iiflkoil for.
Roicufl Experts Give Up Attempt! tn
Enter Fire Hole in McCurtnln, Ok—
Cnve-ln Chokes Shaft—Flames Follow Explosion and Air Force Falls
In Fanhouae Collapse.
Increased Wages Granted to 27*5,000
ROSTON,   March   28.—The   grant
Lawrence itrlko which brought In It*
MrCUUTAlN, Ok., March 2-1 —Our.
hundred and flvo llv-nt. Is accepted
ns nu approximately correct oHtlmtuo
of the liumnii toll tiilcon thin morning
when Mine No. 2 of the Sans Unit.
«?'onl Cornrmnv was wwrkf-il bv nn *>»■•
Of 110 men of the day shift, only
olovon aro known to bo nllvo, while
tho others nro entombed behind und
bolow debris.
In tho opinion of government ox*
lK-rU nnd mini. offlilaU ttiey ar« dead,
and a spectnl train which brought
r>li)uI.Ihiih and tiureea from Vutt
Smith, Ark., returned to-night, Flvo
physicians remained with tht faint
hope tbat some of the Imprisoned
men might be found alive.'
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„ LONDON, Bng., March '27th.~The
government's -, Minimum '. Wage. Bill,
whose object is to put a stop to .the^
disastrous, coal strike will be the law-
ol the land within 24 hours;
' Thus far, however, the end of, ther
strike and of the distress and suffer-
inglt Is causing to a million miners
and over two million other workers
and their families and 'dependents
throughout the country is- not in .sight.
Th© Miners' Federation met todaj-;
to discuss the general situation and
to consider a proposal for submitting
to the miners the question of balloting as to whether the Minimum Wage
Bill ihould be accepted. Mine owners
also conferred, but tho result of their
discussions has not been made public.
The Cabinet hopes the miners will
seize excuse afforded by tho enactment of the Minimum Wage Bill for
returning to work. Even if this hope
should be realized, it will be necessary to take measures to relieve the
great distress, and lt" is understood
the government already has decided
on effective methods of carrying this
out. Protection of minern' who resume work also must be provided for
and it is thought this would neces--
sitate calling out of army service.
■It is also likely the government will
establish national wages board with
an independent chairman to consider
and determine on.proposals for introduction of minimum daily rates of-
$1-25 for men and 50c. for" boys on
the understanding that with these
two points settled1 all miners will return to work while negotiations are
proceeding for fixed minimum rates
for other grades of workmen.    •'
Already .troops are in a state of preparedness In JVales, and at any moment their services may be required
to protect miners at Brynkinalle ■ Collieries, who- have been working 'for
several days, and an attempt to interfere with ..what was .made last night.
LATER.—This is a fateful day -in
the history of the British1 trade with-
the passage ....rough Parliament, by. a
large' majority of the bill establishing
.In legislation the principle of a-Minimum Wage in the country's most important Industry/*''      '. - -.    .-.,'-
•The Minimum Wage Bill passed its
thir'd'reading in the House by.a'Yoie
of-'213'to 48, amid scenes" of'great
excitement. '* - The House'
assembled-."at 2.50 - o'clock to "receive
the .mill, and,on motion by Lord'Hers-
chel it passed its" first reading.
Premier-Asquith,' on leaving' the
House of Cqmmons, was loudly cheered by all members. The miners' leaders declared their Intention to keep'
up the strike until they have secured
guarantee of? a minimum wage of flvo
shillings for men, or .until the district boards, as provided by the bill,
arrange acceptable terms. The government's persistent efforts to ttecuro
an outside settlement collapsed In a
most dramatic manner. Premier Asquith had tie greatest difficulty . in
getting the .wners and the men to
meet yestordky, and It was only finally on tho earnest appeal,of Sir Edward Grey, tlio Foreign Secretary, that
the owners consented to confer with
the -men's * representatives. The
meeting lasted but a few minutes: The
representatives of the Scottish" miners"
put forth a demand for a minimum
wage of five shillings and nine-pence
for, men and two ^ shillings for boys,
whereupon the owners, . protesting
that they were always being faced by
fresh demands,,, angrily broke up the
conference and quitted the room, leaving-.Premier Asquith1 and' Secretary
Grey, and' Chancellor Lloyd George
thunderstruck and crestfallen at the
unexpected turn of events.     "   ->■
It was under great emotion at the
result of disappointment at this scene;
that the Prime lilinister^ went immediately to the House of Commons to
announce the failure of the conference*
in a spee'eh.which evoked the sympathy of the house. What will be the
next step in" the struggle it Is impossible" to-foretell. By Thursday-the
Minimum.Wage Bill will'have received'
the royal assentand become law. ..In
the" meantime the miners will hold
meetings, to< decide upon their future
course.7, It is .reported that the government Intends to institute- a- national wage,,board with an indepen-.
dent .chairman to endeavor to secure
a on a five and
two shilling basis."-
.. Mali .Rettpoifded,to.:'byv Army of   ^
*     '    'intellectual1? Proletarians A %»
The, GloW,, notyaVSocialist^newspaper", recently, pr'inted-itne foiiowlng,:'
.- "First onejcame^yhenieh.-theii fifty, then ,100| and "finally 150," rill.promptly and eagerly? '"These were intelligent -youngVmen..looking for. a. citua-
tlon, , 'Unfortunately^ th^re wasP'only
one ■" go. aronnd. ■'-"* itk shows'what
tlie pressure. Is in New York.;.A?7'. .^
-. "A New - York firm wished to* secure
for .their ■'btficagoVoffl^
of a high class man of good'educatlon,
'pleasant address,-and' previous experience In meeting'business men."*' -.Their1
requirements ■ were" -not, unusual," -perhaps, but .they, .wer$-most "particular
aB-to quality."   - "-" ;,- ry .'7; A.*- "
The-paper Btates'the'firm'advertised
ln its columns and this Is what follow-
«d:' ;A " A . >- A'7 -V .
"The results \^ere prompt and Immediate. The point Is.that they would
have been satisfied wlthx-half a dozen
answers, pleased wlth! i_ dozen, surprised at fifty, .and dumfounded at 100.
But they were almost - incredulous
whon the 150th applicant walked into
their office."
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BUTTE, Mont., March..227-A big
labor war threatens this .city as the
result of the arbitary action of the'An-'
aconda Copper, Mining Compay in discharging several hundred of Its employes because of their activities in
behalf of the Socialist party, which
elected Lewis J. Duncan as mayor
last fall, and is ln control of the political situation here.. . -
The Miners'-Union, which is composed mostly 'of, Socialists,' has called
a special meeting to consider the *■"..•■
uation. Trouble is expected, and the
Socialists d clare <that the wage contract ,with' the, company will be' terminated- April l.-'V" ""*•'.
Socialist's have long been urging the
miners to.demand .an increase from
$3.50 to $4 a day.'*
Stephen T.: Humble
Dealer in
Hardware,  Stoves,   Ranges
Fancy Goods and Stationery
Bellevue Hardware & Furniture Co.
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House Furniture and Hardware
, A Complete line of    r '■   Look around, first
Every day a Bargain Day Here ',
How Znm-ltnk Dollvcrod nlm.
At 21l> 1'VftBor Avo,, Edmonton, Alta,,
llvofl W. 1'. Mnliy, n former mombor ot
tlio local llro lirlgiulo, who has won*
tlorful caimo to bo tlinnltful for the
t-itrntlvo powers of Zum-Bult, IIo says:
"A eorlouu skin dlBonoo broke out on
my face, and m>rond until I wan in
a torrlblo ntato. Tho Npoln nnd llttlo
ulcere woro frightfully irritating, and
yot whon scratched or rubbed thoy bled
nnd emartod. SlmvlriB cruised uo
agony, and nomotimoB I -would havo to
ko two wooks without a uhavo, 1 tried
liomo-mrtdo romodlos, liorl) salvos, and
vurloun othar ' proparutloiin, but the
Boros got no bottor.   Whon Zam-Duk
«»«    ™, .. 11 , t, a,*     f    1,n,1    lln*^    MM      11.1
I It would lm ablo to do mo nny rood.
My eriuo Buomotl ouch nn obattnato on*,
I %a\'o It a fair trial, however, and the
first box made mich a wonderful chance
for tho bottor that It Kftvo mo en*
courni.on.ont to continue I did ae,
and to cut a lonr. story short. Zam-Duk,
.u mt* (..ia, (juUo (uriiil Hit). My lace
la now clear of all traces of the ter
rlblo dlieaac, which troublod me for to
Thousands of Buffercrt from eczema,
blood poison, ulcere, chronic aoree,
piles, ringworm, cold torea, cute,
burn* and akin Injuries, have been re*
Uevc-d and cured, ao waa Mr. Moby, by
Zam-Duk. Aa a balm for al! akin la*
Juries and diseases lt la without equal
All drucfilsta and storoa at COo box, or
poat free from Zam-Duk Co, Toronto,
for price, lUtuto haraltol tuUUtDUo.
. - By William ;it-estelle Shier   .     '
The workers want high wage's. The
employers prefer to pay low wages.,"
The workers want short hours.. ;The.
employer^ Insist on long hours, ?"- ■'; ;*
The workers want, large airy, .well-
lighted, sanitary establishments- In-
which to-labor. The employer'crowds
their "hands','' Into dingy,, badly ypiitl
lated ill-smelling shops in; order to
icbep down expenses. ....'..
The workers want tho machinery to
bo safo-gunrded. The employers object, becauso safety appliances cost
money. ' . .       y
y.Tho woi'lfers want the omployera
to compensate them ror Injuries while
nt work. , Tho omployors resist, because profits are of more importanco
to them than human life. ' , .
The workers want all their co'mrad*
on to have Jobs. The employers seek
to flood the native labor market by
promoting immigration. '   >  .
The workers want their children to
be assured a liberal education in tho
school..,     Tho employers desire tho
children  to be avnllable for  their
ntoros and factorlos, n
Tho workers want labor legislation
to protect their Interests. Tho employers fight labor legislation becauso
It Ib contrary to tholrs.
Tho workorH aro determined to got
what thoy wnnt. Tho omployors nre
determined to prevent them.
Tho workorH organize into unions.
The employers organize Into'nBHOCln*
Tho workers ronort (o the boycott
nnd tlio strlko, The employers resort
to lho blacklist nnd lho lockout.
Thero Is wnr, civil wnr, bntwoon
thoHd two great IiohUIo forces In so-
In thlH wiib tlio ciiiployors iiho n
wonpon that the workors hnvo not' yot
Icirncd how to handle,
Thoy ubc the lcKlolaturo to piibb
laws favorahlo to them nnd unfavor*
nblo lo tho mnssofl.
Tlioy ubo tho courts to Interpret the
laws' ns thoy wnnt thorn Interpreted.
They une the Judges to hurl Injunc-
ntrnlnlnr Ihem from", imui
pnylnjt strlko benefit fl. from publish-
inj. tho nnmoa of "unfair firms," from
doing nny of tho things thnt lend to1'
l***V.rt«,    .tr,,.     -V...    nMIM. .    1     ,1 ,        i»     .
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to crush the strikers nnd drlvo them
bnck to work, ,
They nro nblo to do these things
because tbe workors hnvo voted them
Into power.
Conservative nnd Liberal parties
represent the Intereata of business
m<*n. Their members nro' mostly
bualnf as men.    They depend for tbelr
Ledger Ads Always Get Tfiera
_,\_A*    y\ p      -   ''   ,. *
campaign, funds exclusively upon business men.'.';?"A ^     .'„,    ' '?
. Yet' the workers support theso par-"
ties-at election times, and, then won-.
derv-why tlie goyernment is always
for"-the rich andineyer for the poor;, .
ItAshould be^ as plain' as dayilght
that'before we cnn have the enactment
and;'Wforcementt of<• working class
laws,;" we ;must ,!haye -administrators,
leglsln{orp'"and' j-a'dges -who havo'.the
working 'class !pbi__t,"of view, who
have been joffico under the
auspices of n,,working class party and-
who are pledged,to obey the mnndate
of a" well dlsclpilnel' working class
organization. .A 7
' Onco • thb' workers "'organize politically they can Whip tho bosses to or
standstill. ,.■'■' '
...Once thoy vote togothoi" as solidly
niiHhoy strike together, tlioy can have
everything their own way,
Onco thoy gain control of tho various brnnchoB.ot tho government, thoy
will have no trouble obtaining higher
wages, shorter hourB, bettor "working
conditions, compensation acts, old age
ponslons, Btato employment of tho un-
employed, more liberal education for
their chlldron and tho other things
thoy want,
Aye, thoy can got nil thoso things
nnd moro, Thoy can put tho million*
nlre class complotoly out of business.
They can tako tlio mlnos nway from
tho mlno owners, tho rallronda nwny
from tho rnllrond ownors, tho big fnc«
torlos nwny from tho big factory owners nnd vost tholr ownership In tho
liuiulH of those who actually do tho
How? lly pushing tho prlnclplo of
public ownership Into tho domain of
nil highly orgnnlzod Industries,
Not until this Ib dono, not until tho
workorB own tho mnchlnoB, not until
tho whole product of labor belongs to
labor, will the class war como to an
ThlB Is tho mosBttKO of Soclnlhim to
tho world. Tlio floclnllst. Pnrty Ib
striving to glvo this mosnngo concrete,
doflnlte oxpr-CBslon.
Tl    In   n..   !. - . I I 11       ,
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vrtu Rhrml.1 ni-ifly thoro..f-h.y. for the
floclnllfit movement 1« bound In tho
noar future to nffeet your Income,
your rights nnd your standing In tho
community.    Whothor advantageous-
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Do you condors* iho foregoing Idonsf
Aro you willing to fight for tho cm*
anclpntlon of your class?
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Que, Canada.
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Watch free to any boy.x -Send your
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(six cards in a set). -When sold, send
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whichever prize you choose..-'For sell-
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Looking at Property
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is why wo suggest yonr allowing us to find you, such
real estate as you desiro.
Just tell us what kind of   •
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you seek. Perchance our list
docs not contain a suitable
proporty, wo will search until
wo find you something. •
You'll make no mistake,
but }vou will save monoy by
dealing with us.
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Hillcrest, Alta.
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Ta^sty Meals; v
Choice Wines,/Liquors and Cigars,
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Etc. Etc., go to
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-:,- -ThlsiB the fifth "year .of hard tlm«B
- '(Mn-A-n«rlca!.,.and:rio.""dne/.knowa- how
.yjmuch'J longer. ,they will last."'  -Timei.
A -.'are haVd in .England/hard'In'France,
'. f hard' inGermanyj andhard in Austria.
. ' lylnf all "of!.' th'qse places,? the" "rain has
'■.fallen;-the. sun has'shone, men,have
" A? worked?" the /earth', has ; yielded, - but
**.A still-It'is'becomingincreasingly dlffl-
v 'cult to keep alive.' ... Every Where,*'the
■  cost' of living is .not' only' high, but
' .becoming higher.'. Work is hard to
A get, but it is no harder'to'1 get than
.food?-. ',' yy, ■' *,*       . 7*.A   '
. .-   The .situation in America la no less
..distressing.   I was told.atthe Bowery
yy Mission'in New York'that-.within a'
* ",-radius of a'half mllo'from'the mlaslon
'  -j.were ,50,000 Idle men who'could find
'.-  :no of whom were absolute
ly homeless: Nobody knows how many
7 ,Idle*.- men there :are in'the "country,
,    though in Europe, they keep track of
- ;   'such facts? - Some estimates place the
~ ^number of unemployed men-and wo-
7" ^ men as"high' as'5,505|000,,but* tb?ey are
■"-«..■  only'estimates.   All we know .isthat
'. "the number must run Into, millions.
7 \, .Yet, in theface .of such conditions,
jthe?cost of living g-K.s steadily up.-
"- ' y ,The Flimsy Crop Excuse;   . *■'
,,,j  -The'official ^excuse for the lifting of
■ i.prices.Is, of course,, the 'shortage of
'y crops at: home, and .abroad. .'How -fa'm-
- iltar- this *, old excuse" sounds. '  Was
',    > there never; a time, judging from the
■ ...trend of retail prices, when crops were
.  not.short?    When-business is boom-
7 '. ing^and crop-records are broken, "we
. ."   are-told that the'coat of living must
.''..' be high because there Is so much pros-
.'* " * the country^   But when there
. -A is-no prosperity in the country, we are
i-' -\ :told n that we may have lower. prices.
•r   .On.the,contrary, the"flimsiest excuse
--.- '7 is seized upon'as justificktion 'for still
',.further" increases.. - This' year, food-
'-,  'prices must go. up because "of short
-'   /crops.'*- The"1* Department/of Agricul-
'y |ture" early lent Itself to* the'movement,
, ■_„ "to*.increase prices. . 'As long ago as
-1 y September, a. bulletin .waB Issued to'
y .prepare the more. Crop's
y.\were short and therefore prices" must
3/]>e"Tilgher.'   -AndTpricesiTare   higher.
..'They.have risen! jfet the same depart-.
A ment" Issued another.bulletiri in No-
° . vember.'after all the crops had .'been
■ harvested, In which the shortage, as
compared' with-,the ■-average - for-''the
last five years, was fixed at four-tenths
of one per centA.y ,. ", - ,'-. y"7"''
•'^Europe'is noVnearer' a- just1;famine
than'? we -are." '■ Even ;■ in*.-• Germany,
where the anxiety of the,masses is,so
great, there was not a shortage of anything' except .vegetables, in the same
dispatch in which a Berlin correspondent of the New -York*,Evening.. Post
pictured the. wolf at the, national door,
he' said: _   ''   y .  J     -y   *• 7
■ "The cereal harvest in this country
was about normal this year. There
are no Indications of a' shortage of
wheat*or, what is, much more important for the food of the German people; rye."  '?
Hunger, the problem with which we
are dealing, ls therefore, a world-problem. - Its causes can never be understood unless It'be considered as a
world-problem'. The same ' causes
that make ' prices high in America
make prices high everywhere else. Mr
Morgan,*'Mr. .Ryan/ Mr! Rockefeljer.
and other similar American gentlemen
have little or nothing to do with the
cost of food in Germany, yet, according to the Post's Berlin correspondent,
it,\can be statistically shown that '"a
marked increase in the cost of the ne-.
cessaries-. of life ■ began . about ten
years "ago,,and-that prices have been
rising ever since." - The cost of living," therefore, began 'to increase in'
Germany about the time that it began
to increase everywhere else.'
N Now, let use see what we can do toward getting at the .'causes:of these
successive world-wide increases.'Great
causes always, run. far back. .-.Let us
therefore.go far back? -
' Men*do business today in order that
they make a^ profit" upon",the capital
that they invest in the busines. That
there is no. other, incentive is-proved
by" the fact that-no one t puts capital
into a' business in which he believes
he" can make no- profit( or. continues
to keep capital in a business'after he
,is convinced there is' ho" profit in- it.
.This'system of! making and distributing goods is called the capitalist'system, becau&e it is dominated by capitalists. "■ A l.'-.-"'"'"., -    °,
? Yet the" world" has"' not - always cm-
ployed, this system of making and distributing goods. Since nistory began,
the ■ world has t employed • several systems. ; The capitalist system "of making-goods for profit is'comparatively
competitive'  forerunners.^      0il7[ls;:
.cheaper Bince the *3/011 f,Trust' came/
Freight charges, and^passenger fares
  are less than\tliey,';were before"tbe
mew:V It may roughly'be said to'hkve  ?oitro1 °? aH the'railroads came^itht
begun? about the time of ^'.French mi.a Iew hands- -The amount, that
Revolution.   ' Prior. to. t'hat->:'l;i_ne. the
system  ;of   making _md7'diBtr»utl__g
goods;was called the feudal system.
Feudal lords owned all the lari'dA-The
working people /were , serfs.. • .They!
.were put to death, if they? dared to
Jeave the land' upon which .they were
born.     Their, only - compensation/was
as little food and, c_6tnlng7a's's't_iey
needed to keep  them ' allyeA ■ ."And,*
when one feudal lord became embroiled-in a quarrel with another, .the^busi-,
ness'of their respective serfs' was'to
go'out.'and kill each other. A '■■ '- *'
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The Economy'1 "Trusts.'" *,
-The feudal system,was'an Improvement upon * savagery and barbarism,
but it did npt last. It did not.last
for the same" reason that savagery and
barbarism•*did- not .last—the people
outgrew it. - Feudalism,,when lt hud
done all It could for them, had only
prepared tfien. for something better.
It had only led them to the top of one
Mil to enable them to see a"fairer valley and a higher,, hill beyond.
Then came capitalism—not' at,' a
leap or at a hound, but gradually—and
the conversion of serfs Into freemen.
But human nature did not change..
Tho strong still wanted to live off
the weak. A few wanted to ride the
backs of the many. And, so, when
the feuda'fform of exploitation ceased,
another form of exploitation took its
place?' Capitalists hired the freed
serfs to work for them and paid them
wages." In order to make a profit
upon,, the/labor of the wage-workers,
the capitalist" did not pay them as
much as they earned. They paid
them as little as they could. So great
was the competition among the work-
ers_:for jobs that it was unnecessary
to'pay. them more than enough to keep
them alive and enable, them to rear
children to take their places. .
; Now the capitalist method of producing' goods has changed a- great deal
since that early day." In the beginn-'
ing, 7 capitalists competed with , each
other for trade._. Competition certainly prevented'great.extortion, but it
also.'made. the cost'of production so
high that retail prices were necessarily relatively high, _*.*■ As competition
became fiercer, the cost'* of- selling,
goods-became--so great that it-threatened the elimination of all profit. "
". Out of,this situation, grew the'trust,
By ceasing to , • compete, capitalists
saved' the -.great- cost ,'o'f •* competition.
By producing-on> a'great'scale, they
reduced the,. cost"? of production. "Im-
proved methods'"' of-- manufacture have
still further reduced . the i, cost. ■ So
great .have been tbese economies that
trust'prices,- although they .represent
a tremendous profit/ are nevertheless
usually lower than the prices of their
the public pays in excess of. the .cost
of production is the, amount out -of
which the public, is gouged—the ".sum
that represents no kind of value; only
profit. * A/£"-7    -     -y.'i
-. It is the money-rthat a'nation or.-aiv-
individual spends -for ;?nothing that
tends to'make the hationor individual
poor. ,     - '?".;'
' We pay something for nothing as
long as we can, but periodically times
come when the system breaks down.
Such a' time is called ah industrial depression. The whole game goes, to
smash." Mr Morgan cannot bring good
times. Mr. Rockefeller !cannot bring
good times. Nobody can revive business, because, nobody wants business
revived except upon tlie old profit-
basis. ■ If we were willing to eliminate
the profits for a few-capitalists, business could be revived at once, because
we havo millions of idle meneager to
work and plenty of'machinery and
land upon whlcli'they might work. But
nobody" Is permitted to work with machinery unless the men^vho own tho
machinery think they,can see a profit
ln his work. -        : - '
Right here I would call attention to
a very alarming development in the
capitalist system.- The,'capitalist'system, let It be explained; is like everything else—it is evolving and changing.     Here is the development.
Centralization of!business has so
concentrated the control of the necessities of life that ,t_4 coming' of an industrial depression
the cost of living.
When the trusts
business of the country so firmly in
their *> grasp, an industrial depression
that put millions of
was' accomplished by a substantial reduction In the cost's pf food, clothing
and s shelter. ■ iywas ,so In 1893. It
was so in 1873. It jwas not so in 1907
and it is not so now. Prices are
going up instead of down. '
This development, means that the
capitalist system has evolved to- the
point where it places In the hands
of a few capitalists. absolute power
of life and .death'over of
the people:--0.Industrial' panics,,came
upon - us because Jof so-called * over?
production."!' But' the trusts make^no
mistake.- They.know from day to day
how much'" the country, is buying and
produce only what Is required. Now,
when1 the*" something-for-nothing sys-.
tem'.'breaks .down the shelves of the
manufacturers' are.bare. .Nothing is
thrown.on the'market, for what it will
io longer reduces
did not hold the
f^You; will, have difficulty in /overestimating the' seriousness *; oif - this
'development. It has in it,the seedt.
of a revolution more bloody than that
which deluged France. 'It-gives a
"■'*'*, i       .   .      •
few men the power to control the food
supply of the nation. It consigns mil-';
lions upon'millions to hunger'and actually starves thousands to 'death. Millions .can';be; starved for a time,-and
starved with' safety to the starvers.
So slowly does" the human mind act.
'But'such power carries .with it* the
seeds'of Its'own destruction. It will
riot'alwaysbe safe to,. keep. millions
hungry.'- * Unless the system is changed,, the day bf reckoning will come.
These hungry 'men, will, demand a
right to live. ' They will "stop at noth-*
ing to secure this right. -' And they
will get it! - '■ ; •■ A
' Bloodshed -is not pleasant - to' contemplate, but it is' less unpleasant before It happens than afterwards. I
don't expect it—I fear it. I don't expect ltrbecause l»believe the people
wll} apply the remedy before it is too
late. '
The Co-Operative Fallacy
What is the remedy? Is it In buying
co-operatively? Some persons believe
so. A Brooklyn woman and five associates who have learned that by
buying co-operatively they can get 10
cent lettuce > at 2% cents a head, 5
cent' radishes at 1 cent a bunch, and a
few" other things in proportion are
loudly proclaiming their discovery as
the solution of the problem that plagues a world. As' well might one who
had seen a baby ride wagon-like on a
roller skate proclaim that a roller
skate was the proper vehicle upon
which to cross the continent. The cooperative plan of buying is good on'y
in the sense that it suggests the good.
It minimizes a few profits, but it is
a child's .weapon. ' Let there be .enough co'-operative buyers seriously to
threaten profits and they will quickly
discover' that they get no' reduction.
A profit system that has robbed a
world for more than a century is not
going" to wilt simply because women
choose to change the manner of their
buying.'   That would be too easy.
Dealers., would . simply , change the
manner of their selling and we should
be where we started.
^ Nor can' the problem-of the hie;.,
cosl of living be universally and por-
mamently.'settled by municipal buying? , , The greait, staples, of life, it
could ■ only buy from the trusts. Ii
could-not even* buy,.wheat from the
farmers, because the government has
no'- mills jto - grind the wheat., ,, The
government,'could buy from tho fanners'."only" vegetables "and small truck.
bring.'. Everything that is put,on the
market, Is "• made to; bring all that can
be wrung'from .the .people.' That is
why prices-, are high today, notwith-
standlng''ct'that this is the fifth'
year .of hafdtimes and little work.-
y?The trusts,'having*no* other custom-"
er'ibut the-government, would immediately, .change ...their exploitive methods-to fit the occasion. Wholesale
prices wpuld'go-out of existence, Nothing but retail prices would be known
_Those..retail! .price., then as now,-
won.d be''the highest the .trusts, be-'
lieved they could collect .without a
riot.      ,  \ 'A*     . '- :    .'. '*'
' In short.Yf the United States government itself, were to undertake to buy"
everything that every citizen needs or
wants, most" prices would be no lower
then they' are now. and ln five years
prices would be no lower than, they,
are now. Business would simply adjust' itself to^.the hew conditions and
exploit the people collectively instead
of exploiting them individually.
On the other hand, what good would-
It do, so far as reducing the cost of
living Ib concerned, if we were to destroy the trust.s?and restore the compe-'
tive condition.) of 1S70? Mind' you, it
seems as improbable that we could do
this as it does that we„ could remove
the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic
seaboard,-but If'we'could, would it do
any good?' Were times so good iri
1870 that wo can never forget them"?
Wages and the cost of living wero,
both low. And then, as now, the
masses wore facing, hunger'all the
time while the cream then went to a
few. Why" should we believe the
situation would be much different if
we were" to restore the same conditions? ' .      -
Then there are gentlemen like old
Uncle Jiramie Hill, who believe the
remedy for the high cost of living is
In living more simply. Uncle Jimmie
with a mansion in St Paul and another
in New York, ls in a highly advantageous position to suggest such a remedy. _        .
Who Holds the,,Loaf
', Quite fortunately, nobody wants to
go back to the old days of the.log hut
and the, razor back.' Human nature
does not work that way.. jThe more
things human beings see,' the more
they want. The trusts, by spreading
before them a great variety of manufactured articles; have 'shown them
how easy it is' to produce wealth.
Thank the trusts for that?. They have
put a?peg behind the standard'of living past'which it will-nevel*'slip.
,Wnat we .have we shall hold. An-i
we shallget more.     , ■   '
" What then, is the remedy for the
high cost of living?'
4*. .. *
Let me lay some facts, before you
and then see If you' cannot'' answer
the question yourself?  '"   .*!'*-
Every remedy heretofore mentioned
in this article and a great many btjbers
proceed upon the assumption that .In
settling this matter about the, loaf of
.bread we should always let. the other
fellow hold the "loaf.    .,- ■ ■ "    .    < ,
Would* it-change the nature of this
struggle If-, we were to hold the loaf
for a while? - 'instead of talking about
had.spent thu.-money-for wheat lands'
and; flour mills? fA- '*:• A ■' ' • 7
We have plenty,of money the government has." We are wasting '$300,-
000,000 or $400,000,000,a year to, "support-an army and"riavy. that the/rich
want'to use when, they become-embroiled with rich men "of other "na-,
tions over markets,; tracle.'ahd profits.
Suppose we were to use this and other ,
money in settling the Itrust question.
When a trust became-particularly'ob-,
noxious, suppose rwe were to settle it
once, and for/all-by, having the government build a big plant and become
a competitor? .If the government can
build warships'and the,Panama canal
it could also, If we,wahte<yt to' make'
shoes and weave cloth. It c6uld also
bake bread and run trains."" Nothing
that we do is too "great or too little for
the government to do. The government can station a uniformod soldier
in Madison Square, New York, to lure
homeless men into tlie army, The government could just as easily tell tnis
ruin to bake bread or make shoes
_    .
To Relieve Conditions
Do you believe that millions'of citizens who are confronted by such con-,
ditions in .cities help to make this republic a safe place in which to live—
that they will. always consent tb
starve," decorously, noiselessly and in
an orderly manner. ', .   .
Maybe you k believe the government
could not be trusted to hold the loaf.
Maybe you believe the crooked politician would get In and meBS every? -
thing." Who would "elect crooked
politicians to office—you? Who elects
them now—you? Why, of course not..'
Our dear old friends, the' trusts elect
them to do their bidding and keep
the loaf' in their hands. But tell me,!,
who would be the flour trust's senator
If the government were the flour trust
and you "were the government?. Did
you ever think of that? ■ Will you
please think of it again- the next time
you hear someone say the government
could not be trusted to malte^flour or
shoes?.   ' '    -      -     • -
''Get Hold of the Loaf!
The other fellow-has held it long
enough.' To give one man the' bread
that another man must eat, places too
much power In the hands of the man
who' holds the bread. " He 1?; almost
certain-to misuse' it. "The temptation i stoo strong to make the other
man a slave.*-* Tlie men who are hold- -
lng the' loaf today are abusing their
power. - If you and, I were' In their
places wec should probably? misuse it-
just as much. ,It .places too great, a*
premium upon wrong-doing. * It is the -
wrong'way to live. - But until we'are
prepared to take over the-loaf, what
?is the use of -crying 'out against tho
collective buying through clubs, cities,
or even states,, suppose we were to
talk a little ./while" afcout collective
manufacturing. Suppose the government for "instance, instead "of spending $437,000,000 for the Panama,canal
high cost of living? '*." .What we are *.
'getting lsMthe .logical result;of our
acts.   • If -we tell a man,that.he will,
make him a multl-mllllonalre If he will -
starve ub hard enough*;   we   cannot
i much blame him if he' doeslt.
.    ' * „        •  " , *
Big: Profits in Our Real Estate
MAKES no differences how largo or hpw small your   capital
come to me and I'll show and provo to' you how and wliore
your investment will make you big* profits iii buying lots.
OPPORTUNITY seldom lingers—always*on the move.    What can
you say about your opportunity—you've missed some good
chances, horo its coming your way again
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Nothing  to-day niakos tlio monoy as fast or so suro pavos tho
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^,:!;P<_3t6fficei Box No. 380
OTHINa<jan1b'e inore gratifying "than the Vote polled in Pemie
City for the cause of freedoin. \ Neither should we forget-the-
intelligent vote of' Coal Creek' and Michef. In these three places the
workers have had an.opportunity to studyvtheir..po&itidn-and in educating^ them t$e, corporation that rules^theB^caings JiJ^s played quite
an ini'po'rtant* part. ' AVe Socialists thoroughly understand that the
best for the worker who will not see is-the
administration .of. several kicks—this is - the -' 'kindest'' - sympathy,-
and we know only too wqlHhat with^he present majority in .the House
at. Victoriarthe- worker ..wijl hp-fi nothing to"; grumble abOut-^-he will
get all the "sympathy'' he needs—either from the police baton or
the blacklist. And after all; he should not" complain • for if he should
get two kicks, let "him be thankful that he has not -jjeceiyed half a
dozen :-'and if'he should "be discrimina*ted a'gain'stTletChihi be thankful
that they have not jailed him'!-      •<' *
'■ A brief analysis of the-returns'reveals some.remarkable increases
in those particular districts  that' have   always  been   regarded |as'
"preserves""by our friends"the-cnemy-ywe"do not"know whether it"
is correct to call them "preserves'! or-"pickles," but let it pass—it
is of small, moment. vBut to those .who-are-inclined-to ■ judge tbo
harshly the denizens of these localities, we would*say': Temper your
remarks with some kindly thought for the conditions aiid surrbuhdings
- urider .which these poor,backwoods men are compelled to liye.^ Most
• of us, have seen the. notice that is-'passed'around'* among ..the lumber
me^^the faty ainotice that compels themto work for'six months
without a cent of pay; which compels them to accept these conditions
or starve.    True, the companies will provide them with the neeessar-
( .ies of life and clothing,..etc., the latter is always .obtainable at the
'    companies'-stores, while the fact that they   are'" debited' on   their
•\vages prices about two to-three hundred percent greater than they
,    would pay had they the money to purchase elsewhere is merely in-
,    cidental and good business'—for the lumber corporations.   , Now, just.
1 !..■____. xpr a moment; you who know the condition's urider which these
men are-compelled, to live,,think how eloquently the "Conservative
• platform" must appeal'to them when "put up."    No, gentle-reader,
spare a kindly thought for them.   . When you were.a child,'-and had
■ an opportunity, of attending'a Sunday school treat," the very last quek-
7 tion that occurred'to you was who was'-runnirig the .showyand it.must
'^ always be the same with these individiials, removed as they" are "from
'■civilization; living; in many instances,-m huts'-Jrid"surroundings3that
A No, the Socialists polled the solid, educated;,intellectual'Socialist
vote-^nothing? more( 'nothing {less;,   And ,yet we claim;victoi. y7for we
• rknows*that it is only"by' defe&t that we can hope to gain victory? >
... -!"Ve have nothing to lose. "We-have no "suckers'* to feed; we have
.no jobs to; give; we have,'no son .to follow in. father^} footsteps and
■' consequently-r*'niir_ie.'r^ther't-'-jpb—we Iiavc^bixt the, INTELLI^
• >GENCE Ot1 THE" *WORKER TO APPEAIi TO.   * And we have to
educate the worker.     That is the whole of Socialism—nothing can
'. ?be accomplished-until.the elector THINKS FOR HIMSELF!,       y
y We'cannot .feel, any/'disappoiritirierit" at! the result, for while it H
,our duty to encourage our'party by. every, honeBt means, we Jsnow
-jonly too well 'what wo are up against'* we'know' that,,the, worker.will
be compelled 'to become educated,' and with, thia education comes em-
.   aricipatipn..,'   Never, we .venture ;to say,-have the' unanswerable facts
of Socialism been forced-upon! the people oi! the City of Fernio more
than they ■liavo during-til is election,    No'Conservative has dared, f.)
take the platform against'us; with the exception of'the candidate.;
1   In spite of the fact that the Conservative party claim all tho brain,
in, not one single individual has had sufficient courage to,
vonturo to contradict the Socialist doctrine .or debate, its most eleinen-,
tary teachings. ' 'What an cxamplo of INTELLIGENCE!   • "What
massive brain power'they must possess—oh, how proud you should
feel, Mr. Workingman of your masters!     A       ' , '
The old cry has worked!    "The town', will be put on the bum!"
Tlio old 'rippeal has worked—even*among tlio Liberals!—the opponents (?) of the Conservative Party!    Oh, how amusing it has beon
in the past to see how'the dear old'partios snarled at ono'another I
Well, now, Mr. Liberal, they have taken*yotir last-bone!    Now, you,
friend of the workingmari, of course, .will havo to start on tho stunp
and preach tho pcrfidity.of Consorvativism—or )ay.down and,wait
for tho scraps thoy throw you!    Well, you have earned it—So bo' it.
A InRt word..     You have absolutely nothing to' feci diRcourttgQd'
about, and, uf course, yomvill not bo discouraged.    You aro hero in
the fight still; you must remain in it.    Our_ is tho only winning
cauae—a cauao that cannot bo inf luonood by tho return of tho McBrido
a\ou spjSaj ou 0A*nn   I ooiBop wonurafl <n\% ni wtonnuoAOfl
" and always— > >
"Tho mill it canliot turn with tho wator that is past."
Bo strong; got busy again, nnd romombor—Leaving all be*
hjnd, look forward lo lho future,    Socialism is not built on vai'i
■BB. PttTOIgT L1DQBS, gBBIilB, B. C, MASCH 30,1013
capitalism more .rapidly, than any other-country in the. .world?' A Itk
workers-are perhaps the most productive-on, the face- of .the_ globe,
and-what do-we find.' , After producing, .in such .abundance thev
lpa've tbiRSyast wealth'foivthe privilege of jep^eati5g?'the same' process
m^tllln. 0/ill«+1.'ir'",iii'tTA-   in °nna' rxt  +Vi 'nn»nDV**)Snnti.'a 'Aini-i.^r.^   «*.il,;Lv' .1
failed*to'realize'for what purpose the machine was introduced. 7 All
machniery is for the purpose of saying.labor; v^nd .y-etjnjth'^twentie. 1
century^e findk_'tfie workers slavjng7_iway7_tieir.liyes_.fbr tW-noble
purpose of making* a'few individuals^rig^V Yet .ypu -hear .men talking about1 the dignity of.labor ond^he prosperity of the laborer.-'-. -
.'.In Europe capitalism has deyelbpedHo"such an extent that wVmay
get some-idea--what-it raeans:to the workirig.'class.' Below .we reprb:
duce*a cutting which presents the benefit's accruing 'to^ the workers
of Germany: ' A X''. ' -A. A'A-AA i ..*'A?,,'\ :X--X''
Out of a population'of 39,145,535, in tb|' Kingdom;of,^Prussia,
■ 8,199,181 persons, with' a total 'of i6J68',i54 relatives depending
upon them, earn less than $20-a month, according to,statistical
figures given put in 1912.  *■* ,,,';'7;"'....,'   ... .„,, „   \-A->" -.   "'
. There are 3,937,110 persons with an in coi_ie„of apprbxiiriately $7
■ a week, and 3,893 with an income" of '$60,'000 a yearArr^lSiD^therp
were thirty-one persons in Prussia with, an annual income'pf $250,«
000 or more, to-day there,are. 145.',,' ..
(The following appfared in our flpoeial l.Iwtion Edition)
DuHmj.' tlm prosont polltlenl ffimpaign out cnn hiiyt' 'ie. n assailcl
by the well-worn cry of "Prosperity." Tho Mcl.rido Govornmont
r. .i thoir support..rH are ho crammed full of thin talk that I hey onnn .1
>?ivo you any time to discuss the matter. When in Greenwood t\,«
Premier was ashed to extend to Ilcnthorlon, tlio Socialist candidate,
wie priviifgo oi.Uio Conservativo pliitl'oriu. JJowever, tho Hon.
Kietinni Aleiiride launched forth into nlmiio, ovidontly. thinlcing the
voters of that riding wero sufficiently ignorant to accept such talk
as refuting tho practical aims of the Socialist Party. Wo venture *
vny that tho workers of Greenwood will resent such an insult on
]» AtMU __-■?.■.. iiniiTotio pdhcicK nmi i'mspcniy neci. houio explain-j./,
nnd the .workers have their own viewpoint on those matters which af*
feet them vitally.
Let us uce what splendid prospects aro before tlie workers along
lines of prosperity. Wo that just at the present time this
Province .ia* not beon thoroughly exploited by capitalism. Tlu
Conservative Party is anvious that this should happen, and tho only
way to-induce cnpital in here is to show thnt big returns ean be ex*
i.rftetcd.from the workers who apply their energy to developing the,
natural resources. The matter of reel etUte upeculatio., is nlso pre
•entH, wnd the workers are led to believe that increased property
value* are going to do wonderful things for them.
U must bt. borne in mind that Canada is no* the first country that
haft been coloniiied, but that the United State-. ha« been through ,the
mill, and the citizens of that Und of liberty are now pouring into t'hm
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Equally enlightening statistics can be shown for Great?Britain and
Prance". \ .L^^M^y^'Mo^^liLo^g in" .these^countries ? *■ Are* tliey
.-_i..„i^'a'''„'^?i'^i?.lai:.-_-i- ' «;_-7 . - __ _j_.^l. -    ■" ■ »    •"■   ..._-»7i-   ,-■. :av.i_
The'pbliticians of this coiWti7;wduld''try;to persuade you'that ciipi
talism is g(-?ng Xo^ develop4albng altogether ^different*5 lines "in this
'.JFair Dommip^^Ho^tbig-isfgon'g to' Be'dohg'th'e^''do not attempt
explain."1 Wh'en'"th'e?S6'ciaHst_s^rSde&^
things'the" paraBites "of-the", cap^
tions and'talk of rihe^'pessimism V o^.these^aija^chMts.-and. indulge
in. futurities. ., Hbweyery- We Vsay. tb .thesej:.?wKat'- optimism- do7ybtt
represent ? and.the politicians'-answer; with Railroad "pdlieies^'more*
work for the workers,';- and^en^A^?-^,. :Yes','- and' then*?.. On',thc,
other hand we are emphatiC(m:,bnr''statement.th_.t,the'iSbcm^
merit is intensely Vp'imiatic'an^.the questionvof_tl\e future depends
upon how"sbbn'the.workers "realize, their power. -• -'Wlien'the workers
sayrthat the ownership1 of* the.means of ._ife.°shall be'-in",their hand*.5
thev shall'prosperity be the lot of the'workingfj'class. . Do you undjr-
sUiid^io'w why. a: Vote for; for Davidson Ys^afVot'e for Yourself, and
a'vote for Socialism" is a^vote.,for progress .ancl. prosperity. ' Let the
*^i rl.eiy of Fernie Riding, make tb.__aprrpw1,a,;red in the-HisV
tory or this Province by marking their ballots for Wm. Davidson, the
r<j,jesentative of the workers.'^ ■'.*.-.*     *   ■•- •   - - •  - •■
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The Alleb Placers
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Count Tolsti
Tomorr^: (Sat^day)
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Styles, the beat variety,
the best service, and
better va.ucs than you
can eel anywhere else
tn this olty.
HOW do you like these
 F.t-Rpform Spring
These arc but three of many
new ones. Gome in and sco
them all.
. VOU know Rt-Reforrt*
As the largest high
class tailoring organ**'
tratlnn tn Cfinfirlfi—*ir*,*l
you probably know*.hy"
we are the largest.
ll net —these Spring:
Styles wMtell you.     >
and Ldaris
Money to Xoain on first class Busi^
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ISits; and Sews
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People's Popular Picture Playhouse
Friday and Saturday Program   ;
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The Crow's Nest Trading Ca
By Oines Co. of Bome
Love Intrigue, Tragedy
Views of Oswego Falls, N. Y.
The Fixer Fixed
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Mutt and Jeff
Free lo Lady Patrons-Beautiful Silver Spoon
For two coupons, issued Tuch., Thuro., A Snt. Matinee
Coming - East Lynne
Two Reels—A Drama
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WANTED t>jr th« HHlcrcit Co-Opera*
tiro Society, Ltd., ctpabl* mantg-tr (or
/..rami tlow; alM Uusroaghlf quallfl*
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Howie. Bec-treai., HlllcPCKt Ulnei,
Membert of the Victoria. Re&l
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7'>  y- Mre. II. Cunningham, was In Leth-
yV .bridge renewing old acquaintances laBt
7, weel-A"-
,. *:'."" "MiiWalter McLean la-busy around
;. * the Bchoolhouse, these day*B.    Mr.* Mc*
<, 4- ^ean *■ "Pilte an^ artist;-, haying been'
?.- ' the recipient* of handsome Sprites :for
"   his work.    ,We'congratulate* him oh'
?   .his success.    Several   local   artists
''. -we're competlBg'agalnst"him??:,i!Uch as'
. -Brown,. Ciuffy, • KellyyMcPball  and
' ..  othera.,.,.,,-.  T.:r.« ,_ 7.^f.'
Mrs. T.,Smith, wife of the treasurer
. of v;the"company; ria 'confined' to "lied.'
y-W«'hope'"th'at").he'wnri_o6n be conTa*
"*'- /lescent.. .     t-^; ""»-■'"••f.""V%A"w\t?-   ,?..
. A . - A kind of photography m.ania.iHtruck
'-*?  our' town last1 Sunday, when' a niim*
. .7 ), ijer of young men ..went arouad taking
; b "y  pictures of the town., ;We.would ad-
.., • vise the .same party not, tbi-haye ihelr
7.   posers take . up  the Btumps - as we
7 - haven't got many here in town, and It
' --  .-. don't look any too good: v- S7''"iSS -?
■ ,- Mr.' Jeff Scott, of*'Fernie1;' wsb' In
-7 town here last week In company with
l-V ■■!' :'7'.some real estate men.'•" Mr. Scott was
|l       " yy surprised "at the growth'of the town,
/ 7 and^stated that'Hillcrest looks- good to
" "? him, .and he has Intentions of-opening
j-'- np business", here.' 7- \7*."- - '*'-   ' •'. -,-,■'
'-.. __ Mr. ,J. Mcrjonald,. of-Coleman, 'was1
.,v ; in,town last week looking aB .chirpy as
--• 77 ever."     . A '   7    ,
'"•" ;?' .Messrs. Fryer and Sinclair are busy,
7' putting ,in fixtures for,-the Co-Opera*.
"'/' ■-.. tlve Store.'?' A-    -'" * . ■ .
*•" The Union "Bank pfT Canada .is starf
ing to'build hereyalso'a r«_iresenta-
tive'of the Bank' of'Montreal hWbeen
looking over, the' town. ,y N6„ "doubt
Hillcrest;will toe the Pittsburg of Canada*5 as describediby..C.'P. Hill,; many
years ago7 '.,...' .V-.-A1'/' - ■ A *
"* -Mr Frank'Earp has'started excavating for'building an-addition"'to,the
store.     This;speaks'.for itself.'•
.The management-Is-using every effort to push along the-development
work, altbough'.they- have* beea hlnd-
ered a litle with water the
soft1-' weather lately, the \york Is
proceeding, steadily day'and night.' It
is expected, by the middle ot summer
that'lots of men will be employed, and
an Increased' output will follow. At
present great difficulty Is'experienced
la-filling orders. The* Hillcrest "Coal
ls used; exclusively for the passenger
trainftof the C. P> R., as Hillcrest coal
wll produce moire* heats units to the
ton than o__y other'coal in the went.
J.-Burke, of Bellevue,.and *__ few
frlt-ads*--were over Sunday-looking over
our^hall? , The Bellevue boy's were
well pleased and stated it was a credit
to the Hlilcrest Local, and they should
be.proud'o*_ it. ' One of the company
was It. Livett, who was the first pre1
sldent, of. Hillcrest Local when first
organized and they held their meetings ' every Sunday under the trees.
was, proud of the. progress the Local
has made.   -   ■,   ,      '■
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Dr. McKay, of Frank, paid a visit
this week. '   A"  ^ * y A...      ■    ■
aA meeting to organize-a football club
.was held, this "week.     We ought to
have a good club here, as Hillcrest has
been' f'a_nous..i.or. their- "k_ckerfl"—not
"knockers." ', •
, The dances^every .Saturday "night in
the-Miners' liall are,1 au_te'a success.
Many" visitors from surrounding towns
are in'evidence. Everybody-is well
satisfied with them.A The'benfeflts go
towards defraying, the expenses fit. the
hall.    Admission, 50e.-' •'■..?? .
If Is the intention ,of the. committee
to continue them all'summer, every
Saturday from 8 p.m. till 12 p.m. 7 "
A party of 24 are. coming dowa.from
Coleman-to attend the next'Saturday
dance, March* 30th. We are always
pleased to see the Coleman boys.
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' "We are pleased'to see Ike Hutton
round again after being sick the greater pact of last week. ...   ,,,7    V-'*~
Mr? Peter? Ratcllff and Luther Goodwin . epent the week-end- with friends
up at Ferale. * °
The business of Mr. John Raynor
has been sold over to Mr. Blals, of
Frank, who will commence business
In the near future. -... *-
The Bellevue Sketch Club paid a
visit to Blairmore last Wednesday
and. gave two sketches in'aid of the
Ladies' Aid of the Baptits Church. *.
Mrs. James Ford, of Coleman, spent
the week-end with Mrs. George Bate-
man.       > ,        . •   .'*
Mrs. J. Ellison, of .Monarch, spent
three or four 'days with her friends at
Bellevue. ■ '  *
The Bellevue Band are expecting
to-make their first, appearance"'be-,
fore the public .on Easter Sunday afternoon on the old football ground.
We all' hope .that.-.the'' weather' Will
be fine for, that 'day;' *"   *" '
An athletic - meeting" was held, on
Sunday afternoon at the Southern Hotel, presided over by Mr. George Bate-
man. -Business .did! ot run very
smooth between, the football and baseball enthusiasts, andjlt was.decided
to hold a baseball meeting on Tuesday and football meeting on Wednesday.    .    .''■-''    'j'     „   "  s
Professor Ferguson'started, a dancing class "In the Socialist Hall on
Monday last,,.,^'   ,'X'' A   ■■
A? dance was" held jn the. Socialist
Hall, on Wednesday last for the benefit of the'new-dancers,' when "a fancy
cushion was given by Mr. Furguson.
The lucky one.„beJjng!sMr. Lunn,. -
The. Union; gank,,,xif..Canada- have
opend a ■ branch In the , Bellevue
Hardware Store; •-      J
The' Rev. W.;H:-;Jrw_p'-p*eachea.o»
the subject of '"The^Remedy foi" Poverty."- . Another'•Sertrion*''1 will be
preached on the same subject next
Sunday night.. Tie music' fas' given
by Mr, George Gqodwln, who played
the cornet."
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A meeting was
ware Store on Monday last for the pur
pose of forming a
the first shoot will
president;  Mr. W
dent; and Sergean
ed as secretary-treisurer.
held lri the Hard-
gun club at Belle
vue.     A good crowd turned out and
be April 3rd.' The
officers elected were* Mr? J. C. Allan,
Evans, vice-presl-
; Bowers,,was elect-
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A-^Trial Order.Will-Pro^ '   .   ,
a   Wiiy; Biipjport Mail  Order   Houses
Labor? "-),:    :   ; a. s-yy , .v,..  , A ^-,? .-•?•■ '^\*
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,     '-Fair Conditions and at least, an
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Mr. Scott has'ceised to be manager
of the Imperial Hotel, and Mr. Meyers-takes his .'"place. .The regular
meals have'beencut off, and the dining • room js.- run on* the? short order,
system."*'- y- ;.".,',? ^j. '.   ,7  ,   ,-'',
The'Frank Gun Club met-pn'-Wed*,
ne'sday. afternoon- for:-practice. ■ * ■ •' "
The expert, engineer
the C. P/R: to examine Turtle Mbun?*
tain.fahd' see?if it will be possible to
blowthe toj. off,-arrived In _Frank,the^
"other "morning.- W. J. McGowan and-
T..McDonald-accompanied him up tbe'
mountain Bid^to ttAtJ_)blnt that/every
citizen of Franfc has ja'apite; fbri'-commonly*, knowtt'as th^ North?-Peak." No
repp^tj^gj. lii^'s; have been
given yel?* .* but we anxiously., await
them.- ■ If he reports, that-it cannot be
removed by dynamite, then • Goldsmith's 4 "Deserted, Village'!. can In a
short time."? be "'fittingly applied-,--to
Frank. But if it can be blasted, then
the people,of,Frank will all return to
.the old place,' and it will* become the*
most.prosperous town In Crow's Nest
Pass. There Is a great attractiveness
about Frank. Once a person* lives
here they always want to, and although many have left ur in- years
gone by, like Noah's -dove "they found
no rest for the sole of their foot" tIM
thoy returned again. .,..-,.   ...
Goods are
but slightly
Prices down
v.Last Saturday, the report that a'woman'had suicided the night before was
spread around town." On Friday nigh.,
when, were"-coming off th«>,
eleven o'clock shift, on the foot bridge,
coming but from the old. mine they
found a woman's apron and shawl.' It
was 'spon reported to the local police,
who did all In their power to discover
the owner, but failed. Eventually,
Mr. Pirlot,.a miner, who also came
along, looking for his wife, recognized
the clothes as belonging to her. Early
next morning the body of Mrs. Pirlot
was found by the police about ten feet
from the foot bridge on the sidewalk.
The coroner was called at once, nnd
a little later a jury was appointed,
.composed of-MesBrs. A. S. Blals, P.
Seville, H.rRoberts, __,;• Ryan, "who
brought in a verdict that "suicide was
committed while temporarily Insane.!'
The funeral took place on Sunday
morning at 9 o'clock. . .
' A very' sad death occurred on Sunday morning ln Frank, when Mrs. M.
Depolt passed away. On Saturday
an operation was performed in the hospital, and all was well till a' late hour
that night, when she got worse and
passed away at 4.30 in the morning.
Mrs. Depolt was only 32 "years 0f age
and leaves three young children to
mourn the loss of a mother. Her husband and-' family, as well as her brother bave the sympathy of the people in
their great loss. The' funeral service
was held'at the house on Monday* afternoon by Rev. W. S. Young and representative of the Slavonic Society;
who also' read their burial service?in
the Bohemian language, after which
a large crowd of friends and neighbors
from Frank and other Pass towns, followed the remains to the place of interment, Blairmore Cenetery. y ■
-Mr. Allan Moore, who had been manager "of'the* Frank'Lime" .Works for
'some time previous to. this winter, re->
turned to town from Ontario this week,
and will • remain a few" days. He Is
accompanied by his bride:   . <
- F..E.-Hinds, of Blairmore, has been
running ah' automobile over the Pass
roads this past week, and judging by
the way he drove through the funeral
this week, he la_not_afraId-of-BcarIng-
horoes.    On Tuesday he succeeded in
scaring a team belonging to" W? Murr,
of -I^Coleman.^hich :.ranaway. *and had.
aynarrow es'caije while crossing the
crooked bridge .^between   Frank   and
Blairmore, 'as>, Mark? Sartorns'"" was ori
the bridge with his horse and rig. A
.The worst,runaway that, has, ever,
been' known^ In Crow's Nest Pass occurred qn?Monday last, when the fun?
eraT reached Blairmore.    The   team
that, carried- the  coffin  was  being
turned-in n,steep place to start homo,
and.tho?rig was.crampednat .the *ow
side" whlc_i""made lt posslblo for the
wheal to get-under the box of. the riu-
This lt did,'and-when the horses started'up It upset.     The horses dashed
through the crowd of men and women
that wevo,on .tholr wny up tho hill to
the graveside, but nono wero hurt. Tlio
driver, got run ovor and rolled along,
but ho ls nono the worse for It, 'Outside of tlio gate nil tho other team,
worp hitched, and whon tlio runaways
rushed Into, them thoy upset   sovornl
rigs and Btnrted nil tho Iioibcs running
In tlio meantime the first' team got upset and hnd to atop, bronklng tho polo
In bltH.    Another of tho livery toamr
getting rid of tholr driver, stnrted .•'..
home, followed by Crow's Nost Hnrd*
wuro team nnd Bonumlcn's   horso*-.,
which had got rid bf his buggy by
smashing It to bits.   The horsoB crossed the bridge whoro two ladles with
baby cnrrlngos   woro   stnndlng   an,l
never touched, them, thon on
tho town nnd homo,     Crow's Neat
tonm  wnB stopped otifnldo of Blair-
mow nnd hnd broken nothing, but tho
llvory team continued on Its way till
■stopped In Frnnk.    Thoy hnd wrecked
rnthorbndly tho now Surroy thnt thoy
woro hltchod to.    It Ih n miracle thnt
no llvos woro lost, nnd no parson hurt.
Mrs, Carruthors nnd family loft for
PocohontnB on Wodnomlny mornlng'ii
flyor, whoro she will moot Mr. Cnrru*
The Rockjr Mountain
At the Famous Sulphur Springs     , ; .;*
y y   ■   FRANK, Altk,
Fitted throughout with every modern convenience
The Frank Wine & Spirit Co.
-',,.,     Wholesale Dealers?in -■"' - ' •
Wines, Liquors and
■       cigars \ ylVly
0" Phone 83, Frank, Alta.
. We have the largestand most up-to-date A !" A
Hardware and Furniture Stock
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77     By John.M.. Work.
A tombstone1 In an English churchyard hoars the following inscription:
--    "Reader, I've left a you,
In which I had a world to do;.
Fretting and sweating to get rich,
Just such another fool as you."
. Tlie rage for private property\.n the
part of a certain minority of the peoplo at the present time reminds one of
* ttie above inscription., t They waste
°t__e'ir lives fretting and sweating to get
rich, accumulating all manner of private property swhlch they cannot* use
and which Is in reality a detriment,to
them..       ., .*■   ,
-  But this inscription has no application to 'the great majority of the peo*
.pie, who lack the most essential pro-
-perty  and  who fret and  sweat  and
stay poor.
Capitalism   Guilty   of - Charges
Against Socialism
. The most remarkable feature about
the opposition to Socialism is that Socialism and the Socialists are charged
'..with being,guilty of all the evils of
, which   the  present capitalist system
' is in fact guilty and which Socialism
will "prevent,   . ...
,   For example; we are charged with
.Wanting to divide up, whereas we want
'.  to' prevent the dividing up that is now
,   going on.       - \
'■' *,   We<are charged with wanting to des-
'  troy ' incentive, ->when  in" reality  we
''want to abolish the system which has jail'the people?
duce one which will restore it. property the things that-others must
. * We are charged with attempting to Use "to make a living?'-' Such'private,
'destroy individuality,-and reduce the ownership is the sole and only cause
'people to a dead'level', but the truth j of,-the present'. industrial slavery of
ia that the present system has to'im   the masses of the people and .the pro
of "thorn being renters already.
Capitalism prevents the useful many
from owning proporty and permits tho
useless few to own vastly more than
they need.
.Socialism will give everybody , i
chance "to own _ private . property in
sufficient abundance.
Not *the kind of private property
that can be used for the purpose of
gouging other people, however.
That's the rub. ,
Collectively Used Property Should be
Owned Collectively
The few useless people who "loudly
proclaim that Socialism proposes io
abolish private property are afraid
they will lose their graft,"which is due
to the fact that they own as private
property the things "which the working masses literally have to use in
order to make a living. Their private
ownership of these industries makes
the workingmen ■ and working^women
dependent upon them* for, an opportunity to earn a living. They therefore
have the power, because of their private ownership of the" industries, to
compel ttie workers to work for' them
for a mere fraction of the value of
their labor. . They keep the remainder themselves ;without earning it?
No wonder"they object to halving the
private ownership of these industries
abolished.-        '  _   ; ,   ,■
It is the great merit of Socialism
that.It*will abolish'the private owner-,
ship of-these exploiting industries and
make" them the "collective -property of
Q.   What is a Socialist?
A. ;A * Socialist js' ^a" human being
.like yourself.- 5  -77 A 7? Ay ■
. Q.  ,What do Socialists propose doing? ,,'  'X A'*' '.A-*- A"''
A. Socialists •purposes\to <i.° the
same thingsthat are. now. being'done
—plow the earth," plant,' '-cultivate
harvest and , garner ; food stuffs,
slaughter animals;" cure and distribute meat foods, operate .factories
and mines,'- conduct transportation-
systems, etc. "7     -    '   ' '
Q. ' How do Socialists propose to
do these things? -.
. A.. Socialists propose to do these
things' as they are nW being done
with sucli added improvements as may
be invented froni time to time. ' *
, Q. What then is the difference be-
twee nthe present capitalist system
and Socialism? 7     .
A. The difference is solely in "the
ownership of the tools and machinery for the production of wealth and
tho distribution of wealth. Socialism
demands that the tools and machinery for . the production and distribution of wealth shall be owned collectively by the whole people instead
of being qwned by individuals and
Q. Why do Socialists want the
tools and machinery lor producing
and distributing wealth to bo owned
and operated collectively instead of
by individuals and' corporations?
A. Because it,, is individual and
corporate ownership of the" tools of
production and the machinery of. distribution , — railroads, steamships,
elevators, docks, warehouses, etc. that
gives them the power to rob the working class of over three-fourths' of all
the wc-.lth it produces.
Q.' Does Socialism propose to divide the wealth now in existence between all the people?
A. Socialism does not propose to
divide ' a single dollar's worth of
wealth' or anything else between all
the people or any part of the people.
Socialism proposes to destroy the present system under which a few individuals compel all the farmers, mechanics, .miners .and the whole working
class to divide,up with them and give
up to them more than three-fourths
of all the wealth that their labor produces.
Q.' How do Socialists propose tb
do this?
A. By and through the public or
collective ownership of' the 'machinery of production and distribution of
wealth that, the working class creates. . Without the individual ownership" of the' machinery oi" production
__iri_*1 _HefT»U.iit _<\t_ !-_f iwaol+li fli-a panL
talist class have no power to rob < the
working class and would, themselves,
their  living   at  some
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Examination of the advance tables
issued from the Home Office shows
that last year there was an increase
in the' output of mineral under the
Coal Mines Act of 7,490,072 tons, the
Increase in,the'number of persons employed being"-17,806. ■ In the.result
rather more mineral per person -employed was recorded than in the ..previous year',-but the 1909 average was
not reached by'some six tons per person. The output of coay alone was
271,878.924'.t6ns, an increase of 7,461,-
336 tons,'made us as follows:—Scotland, 383,031. tons; Newcastle, ,2,156,-
138 tons; Durham 1,814,303 tons; .YorJ*;
and North,Midland,   1,195,546   tons';
alarming degree destroyed Individuality and reduced the masses of the people to a,dead level, and we want to
destroy that dead level and give tho
peoplo a chance" to develop their Individuality.
.We aro charged with having designs
to ruin the homo, which has already
been ruined by the present' system,
and we are trying to elevate and A-'1
Wo aro charged with stirring up
claBB hatred, whereas tho present system ls tho sole cause of class hatred,
and wo propose to abolish classos and
thereby abolish class hatred.
Wo aro charged with standing for
an Impracticable system, when . tho
prosont systom has conclusively demonstrated by Its own workings t'.iat
It Ib impracticable and Socialism Ih
tho only practicable wny out of tho
mess It has got us Into, N
And so forth.
sent bitter extremes  of  luxury   on
the one hand and poverty on-the other.
Socialism will make the exploiting
industries collective property, owned
by all the people and run for the benefit of all the people, ' Then the few
will no longer havo the power to rob
the many, but tho men and women
who do tbo necessary and useful work,
mental and manual, will receive tho
full value of thejr labor.
Whother any particular piece of property should bo collectively or privately ownod depends upon Ub ubo.
Privately  Used  Property  8houlcl  be
Capitalism, not Socialism, Confiscates
■'   the Private  Property of the
Following up this peculiar cuBtom,
tho enemies   of   Socialism charge vs
with wanting to abolish prlvato property.
Tint tho truth Ib that, for tho mnBBOB
c the pooplo, the piosunt capitalist
oyBtom has already ahollflhod private
Capitalism confiscates tho hulk of
tlio earnings of tho wnso worker. TIiIb
mulioH it impoHulhlo for tho nvornito
wago worker to own IiIb own homo,
or anything oIho worth mentioning
Ilo linn tho chonponl. houHfthold furniture, IIo I)wi tho choapoHt clothing:
for hln family, IIo hnH tlio chonpoHt
food .or IiIh tnhlo, Ilo Ih not ahlo to
afford tho things cHsontlnl to lho development of tlio higher fnculllcs.
All of IiIh -import y put toKPther Ih
not worth morn than a hundred or two
of dollari..
In fact, It. Ih not fit for Junk.
CnpllHllHrn prPVonlH hlni from p«»
ROHHlnr.  prlvnlo proporty.
In tho cUIoh and towns ot tho United
hom.'**,—-or nllnp'Pd homr-n.
Of thoHn ovor bIx million nro occupied by ronton..
Of tho romnlndcr over ono million
aro mortgaged.
Of it.** t-.rt.lY'r. t.iirn*b.*>r 1*>«* thnn otip.
third aro ownod hy tholr occuprmtn
fioo of encumbrance.
Tho numbor of .enters Ib constantly
Tho porcontngo nf mortRaROB Ib nlno
conslanMy Incromlnt..
lt is needing* to Ray that th.t* own
whfilmlni. mnjorlty of homeless famines fontlRti* of tho ramllir-i ot tho
working elrtss.        '
Even the farmers aro grsduslly tx*-
Ing st ripped of property, ovc-r a third
Shiloh* Cure
Owned Privately
If proporty Is used by an Individual
or a family for personal purposes,
or for tho purpose of making a living
without exploiting othors, it should ho
privately ownod, Socialism will enormously incroaso that sort of prlvato ownership among tho masBOs of
tho people, by giving thom tho full
valuo of tholr labor and thoroby fur*
nlshlng them with tho whorowlthal to
socuro such private proporty.
Hut If tho prlvato ownership of property roBult.8 In tho prlvato owner
having tho powor to exploit* others
who havo to ubo lt to earn a living, H
Bhould bo collectively owned,
Howovor, I do not moan Hint B'>*
clallam will forbid anyone owning'and
runn'ng any Industry he plenties. But
HoclallHin will own and run IndiiBtrlos
Itnolf. It will glvo tho workorB tho
full valuo of tholr lahor. It will anil
tha productb nt coHt, Anyono elm.
cngaglnB In tho Bamo'lnduBtrlofl would
thoroforn, In ordor to compoto with
tho public IndtiHtrlos, hnvo to glvo Iho
wovkorH tlio full,valuo of tholr labor
and noil tlio products at cost., Hut
ho couldn't nmko any profit thai way.
■..oiiHOqunntly Ik* wouldn't do It, If
tho IndiiBtry worn of such a chnrnclnr
that ho could curry it on hy IiIb own
labor nlotm, ho rnuld do bo. Hut ho
would not ho exploiting anyono oIho
"Uut," I hoar Mr. CnpltalUt com*
plalnlnK, 'will  thoro bo  no  way In
which I can lnvoBt my monoy bo that
, I can draw an Incomo from It without
miMif... ! wnrklns mVBolf?"
N'o, you will poaltlvnly hnvo to quit |
Socialism Makes Private Property
Ponlble for the Workers
BoclullHin will onablo all tlx. peoplo
to liavo tho prlvato ownoruhlp of com-
fortnhlo nnd honlthfij] hotnoH, If thoy
wnnt to—not absolute, private* owno;*-
«lilj», luiwovor, for thorfl Ib no «uch
thing, tint ovon now. It will nlno on*
nhlo th4>m to hnvo tho private owner*
ft 1)IP of -uhBtantlal, bouutlful nnd, nt*
tvartlvv' for tlielr homci.
llut. best of nil. It will tnnblo them to
U.ivti lh.t owucuMp of nil U.oi_«_
things whlrh nro necessary for ox*
pandlnr. (uKun. and a. wholftsorrx.,
healthful llfo.
In othor words, Socialism will finable ovt-ryon* to own all the private
property ho ntnAt, for bU own u»*.
It will abolish both luxury and poverty.
have ,to  earn
kind of useful* work.
Q. How do Socialists propose that
the public, W'people, shall becoino possessed bf the machinery of production
which.Is now legally owned by the
capitalist class?,,
A. By whatever means the majority
may deceldo upon. The people can
not take over tbo factories, mines,
shopB and railroads and other utilities necessary to their economic liberty and welfare which the law now
recognizes as belonging to the capitalist class until a majority of tho voters
decide In favor of such a course, and
when a majority alono can decide
upon the method' of doing it, and It
matters not what mothod may ho* decided upon, tho majority will rulo. The
mothod Ib a minor detail, easily determined whon onco the majority has
decided that It Ib necessary to froo
themselves from a robbing and enslaving systom such as now prevails.
Q.   Would. Socialism   deprive   tho
small farmer of his homo nnd tako
his quarter section, away from him?
A.    No; Socialism would not tako
an aero of land from any man though
ho might owno a million acres.   ThlB,
howovor, must bo kopt ln mind,    No
man could cultlvato a soctlon of land,
much  Iobb a  million acres and  to
cultlvato oven half a section tho owner would havo to employ holp, nnd
undor Socialism, whon ovory worker
would receive tho full social Yaluc of
IiIb labors, which could not. hy nny
poftBlhlllty ho Iobb than six dollars n
day, nny mnn owning moro land thnn
ho could cultlvato ond enro for within
himself nnd family would havo to *vm*
ploy holp, no ono would ho bucIi a
fool oh to work for anothor far loss
than thoy could got In othor InduBtrloH
—honco tho big land owner  would
havo lo pny lo  IiIh hi roil help a wngo
equal to tho full Hoclnl vnluo of all
tho wealth tho help could croatn,   In
short tho big land ownor would no
longer ho nhlo to exploit tho laborer,
and would voluntarily relinquish to
tho Btnto nil nurplus land,
In short Socialism In rt scientific
Byfitom to prevent nny oik. man from
robbing nny other man ot tho frultB
of his labor.
Manchester and .Ireland, 25,763 tons;
Liverpool- and"-'North Wales, 2271055
tons; South'Wales, ' 1,500,745 tons;
Midland and Southern, 157,755.' Thus
all the inspection districts contributed
towards  the ' increase, which  works
out at, the rate of 2.82 per cent., the
increase in the" number of persons employed being at the rate of 1.70 per
cent.     In the.,Manchester district, it
will be' noticed fewer persons were
employed although the output exhlbit-
ed-?an up*ward tendency,        '        -
'" Regarding accidents, 1911" was a record year.    Compared with'1910 there
were .516 fewer persons killed, and
as*" a,, consequence the death'rate per
thousand employes* fell from 1.69' to
1.18,' whilst  the  deaths  per  million
tons of mineral declined, from '6.37. to
4.4. ," ,vFrom the point of view of persons employed this is the lowest death
one,year7a' feature that should afford
considerable satisfaction to" the .whole
community.—Science and Art of Mining.  -'.-'■' ,    -'
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' Remember this, that the owning of property,and a home does.noc
guarantee you freedom from wage slavery. If the workers reached
such a stage of independence the capitalist system would fall to pieces.
It is essential to capitalist production that,men should be dependent
upon those owning,the means of production and have to apply,to them
for permission to work,     y     '      '" , •        ",,'''
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. The prosperity of a country is reflected .today in the opulence of tho
ruling class. Tho conditions under "which vast .multitudes of our
fellow men live in sucli prosperous countries as Great Britain and the
United States should get the workers thinking.' - This is the meaning
of capitalist prosperity. The Conservatives of this Province stand
for tho prosperity of.the capitalist class. Tho Socialist Party stands
for the prosperity of thoso who produce the wealth of tho world—
tho workers. Aro you sharing the prosperity of this Province to any
great extent, and if not why not.
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To fallen humanity our Father said
That food and bliss should not bo found .unsought
That, man should labor for his daily bread,
But not that man should toil and sweat for nought.
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aee ns netsotttll f call at cor Mtdkal lattltuts in Detroit u we see and treat
»» »atU_s In W Wiadsor offices which ire lor ConMpotwlence and
"Uhoratoty for CaasdisB bssiaeu only. Addttu all Utter* a* ioUow.
__*«*. IWiiHtDY Sa tCCffiDV, Wladsur. Oil.
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Second Hand
Victoria Ave., Fernie
All kinds t-f
Household  Furniture
Stoves, Tools, etc.
Bought and Sold
6. Radland    Fernie
Lizard Local Qeneral Teamsters No.
141, Moots ovory Friday night* at
8 p. m. Minors' Union Hall. W.
A WorthinRton,' PresldoTil; IC. J.
Good, Bocrotary.
Bartenders' Local No. 5t<l: Moou 2nd
nnd .th Sundays nt 2.30 p.m. Secre
Lary J. A. aoup.ll, Waldorf Hotel
rk|..i.i...,   . ...» »j»   nil* It   ••   \H   h
MflMs ftnrt'nnrt *lth Ttmrsrtnv Mlnnre
Union hall.  Thos, Uphill, soc.
Typographleal Union No. 855' Meets
Inst flnturdny In each tnotiith at the
Ledger Office.    A. J. Buckley, Soo*
Local Fernie No. 17 8. P. of C. Meet!
In Miners Union Hall every Sunday
at 7.45 p.m. Everybody welcome-, I).
Psion, Secretary-Treasurer.
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Jolrturt.—..flr-fil T3_!0. D. J. Evani.,
President; K. II. Shaw. Secretary.
. B.   Vf,   W1DDOW80W, Asssyer an*
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delivered . to 'all. ;.*■'
: '   parts of tlie town "
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Sanders & Verhaest, Brothers.,
A •■'      Proprietors '*".' ."",'•■
Livery, Feed
and Sale Stables
«y  First class Horses, for Sale.
Buys Horses on Commlsion
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George Barton    Phone 78
.   "VSlioIesale and Hei^ryv?.
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BarberShop /  \,
Shoe Shine
Billiards and Pool
Coffee and Sandwich
, , Hazeiwood Buttermilk
Victoria Avenue
FERNIE,, B.C.       Phone 34
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You're always welcome here
Clean Rpoms, Best of
-    Food and every
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THOS. DUNCAN   ; Passburg
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Pellatt    Ave.
y".'-';-Da ^William Reotelle Shier^y/;-
• "''L'operai vogliano fiita. giornata'.-'.' I
superior! preferiscanb dl pagare."bassa•
giornata. \       , -.,--.  :_  ,-...-,
.-'. a* - •,    * ■ *•.    ■. .*■---'
■' IVoperai vogliano ore,c6rte?;.yr,s>u.
pefiorl insistano" ad^reJungher^-A.-
; L'operai vogliano grande, ariose;"bene
lostrose, eatahilimenti'sanltarl- in.-che
deb'ijona lavorare. .'I superloiri' cpn'le
"mano" tutte unite? dehtro"--'ve__tah-;-
zioue" male,-Tadore 'di'lirialattta' nelle
fattorie In ordine di "m'antere abbasso
le spese. 7 -'■ - ,. """At"'.' "A
, L'operai vogliano i macchini^imi- di
essere hen gnardati. I guperio'i no»
vogliano .perche quello che guardono
costa moneta.       -   ,"[■ -
L'operai vogliano ,i' superiorl dl
compenzare quando loro si fanno male,
mentre che lavorano. •   '
I superiorl non vogliano,' percna H
profitto e di piu importanza a* loro
della vita umana.
L'operai vogliano tutti i loro compagnl per avere lavoro. I superiorl
provaho d'alluvidare il mercato dell'
operaio nativo con promatare emigra-
L'operai vogliano,ilo^p figll dl essere sicurl d'una libera educazlone
nelle scuole. I superiorl desideraco i
fanciullldl essere valebblli per i loro
stori e fattorie.'
L'operai vogliano legislazione oper-
aia dl protettare loro interesse. I
superiore combattano la' legislazione
operaia perche e contraria alia loro.
L'operai sono dl ter'mine a prendere
quello che loro vogliano. -* I superior!
sono  di  termine a preventarll.
L'operai organizzano nell' unione.I
superiorl- organizzano"dent'ro l'ossocia-
zione. .
L'operai risortano a far sangue ed H
sciopero. I siiperiori risortano alia
lista nerae di guardarsi.
•VI e guerra, guerra civile, fra queste
due grande forse in societa.    ., '?
' In*"questa guerra i, superior!, usano
l'arml che l'operai ancora non anno
insegnato maneggiarli.
Loros usano' legislature di "passare
legge fav'orevole a loro e non fayorc-
v'ble alle mesas.'"
Loro usano' la corte ad interpitare
le legge come loro vogliano interpitare. Loro usano i, giudici di andare
contro l'organlzzazlone operaia ristre-
ngehdo loro dl ■ pagare benefici del
sciopero.: pubblicando i noml del di-
positi in'"qiustizia,;. dl fare'ogni cosa
posslbile in: modo che porteranno la
vittoria. "-.- *        v'    "«? . B
, •; .v;     * ',;■£*.'m;.; '
CASSELL, Germany, March 25.—In
the much-vexed:'German empire there
is just one town which has, declared
Itself free "from1,taxes for theV year
1912. The?'town ,of;Bad-orb, lnl/the'
Grand Duchy of Hes'sen Hassau?" h.'aye
notified theresidents of the place\that
the finances'of the''t_.rifty_little town
are in A; , .;.liapi_":that no taxes
need be levied for ■ the ensuing year>
- During the year several citizens' of
Bad-orb died, leaving Lav considerable
amount of their-wealth'to the town.
Now the authorities have sold a large
tract of land tb the'imperial government for military purposes,, receiving
about .1,000,000. It iij doubtful whether any taxes will be-needed for several years. j       -   * <
Here is another cure for Socialism.
Its inventor is a gentleman who is interested In the advertising' business,'
and the new cure was made public recently at a meeting of the newly organized "American Spciety for 'he
Promotelon of Efficiency." The discoverer of the new anil-Socialist vaccine is Melville W. Mil.    He said:
"It Is as much a part of the duty of
the administrative department to pay
its labor a wage that vill enable lt to
live according to American standards
as it is to provide tle'capital. concerned with an adequate
"It is inefficiency
allowing  a  decent
creating a-spirit of inrest and growth
of Socialism, which
marked a feature ii
at .the present time,
tain' a proper wag
breach of trust nol
ployed, but* also to
isfaction,,and unrest
wages invariably
eventually   a " far
capital *■ than a slight lowering of the
dividend fate."
of this sort—not
■wage—which  ia
are becoming so
our national life
-Failure to main-
standard is    a
only to the 'cm-
capital.     Dissat-
which inadequate
ciuse  will, become
graver  menace   to
. 4.; -Honor good men, be courteous
to all men, bow, to none. ,• 7S
. J>. .. Do not hate or speak evfl of ,ahy
one;-do not be revengeful, .but" stand
up*for your rights and'resist oppres*
slori.7. .  t-     ,    ^   i *    -,       ;■--?_
! 6. cowardly, be a friend
to. the *vveak and love justice/
:","7., Remember, that all the good
things of;-the earth are produced'by
labor; "whoever enjoys them without
working for them is stealing the bread
of the workers..   ■
8. .Observe and think in order' to
discover • the truth • do not believe
what is contrary to reason, and never
deceive? yourself or others.
9. Do not think' that he who loves
his.own country must hate or despise
other nations, or wish for war, which
is a remnant of barbarism.
10. • Look forward torthe day when
all men will be free citizens of one
fatherland, and live together as brothers in peace and righteousness.
,; ALEXANDER LAIRD, GEwm*L Manage*.    , 7   A
       REST,-   $8,000,000
Every branch of Tbe Canadian Bank ef Coumwca U equipped to iisue drafla «.
the principal citiea io the fa-latrine coaatriaa without delay:
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Arabia                  \C«__a UO____l Nanrar                   Soudaa
Arg-cnU'ao RcfwUic Dantik Icclaa4 '               Fiuu                > South Africa
Australij    -        ,  __OT< "    I»««. '   P«*__B                  /Spain
Auctiia-Huacaqr   Faroetghaii Intual Fern      -'   _  -;     Strain.
Belc-un    ,              Raima Itaif/ n*tri— Uaada   S«_4e_i'
Brazil                    Tiwum , ..   Upa ■ Partapd -              SwiUerfaad
.  Bulrana                  Hnao* ~ lava Kaunuaa               Turkey
Cct-m                     _V«_i Co«i_a CWaa MaJta ' Kaau ...-,,   UaiUdStatH
Chili                       fiamiauy M__xfcau_a Serria                    Urocoay
China                       Groat OnUta Meno* •       ■     Siaai                        Wcat ladiea, «te.    .
The amount of these drafts is atated in t_» ■Mney of tho country where they are payable; that is they are drawn in a.er__nj.i fraacs, .oaariu, lire, kronen, florins, yea,
taets, roubles, etc., as tbe case may be. Tins encurec tbat the payee abroad win
receive tbe actual amount iatended. '   , A__M
FERNIE  BRANCH L,A. 8.  DACK,  Manager.
-.    SHORT
If'you want coal,'
*   »
- "It is a long road yhich has no turn
Brewing Co., Ltd.
Beer/.' •
Bottled Goods a Specially
W. H. Miirr ;-, Prop.
We are in
own the mines.
• ,_
ho bend.
L. E. McDonald
Exprait and Delivery Wagon* a
Elko, B. C.
Ab I nm, continuing my Into husband's buslnci.s, I would ask for tho
continued patrrnngo of,all old custom
orp, and regretfully eollclt tho trad',
ol all.
Best of Rigs and Horses
Phone No, 10
Tho, Fornio Stcftm Laundry and
Dye Works roport business improving, nil tho timo. Thoy,arc
mnlcing n reduction in prices on
Dyoinjf nnd French Dry Cleaning
for tho spring trndo. Also n
chenp monthly Inuudry rnto for nil
..Hi'liclors will bo given. A trial
is nil thoy nsk to convince you
they nro 0. K.
List of Locals District 18
llnnkhend  F. Whentloy,, Alio,
lleftvor Creek  P. Ciauehton, Beaver Creek, via IMnchtr
Bollovuo "J, Bnrkn, BaIIavii-a. FrnnV. Altn. '
iilntrmoro ... i  II. J, Chaso, Blairmore, Altn.
.j'a.iij.»..,., ,. Jo_. Uerbyshlro, Uurmla, Attn.
Carbondalo J, Lonaberry, Carbondalo, Colotnan, Alta.
Canmore N. D. Thaehuk, Canmorfl, Alta.
CoJoman  W. Orabam, Colomnn, Altn.
Corhln    R. Jonei, Corbln, B. C,
v.M...ot.__ Mines .... 1». Kflly, Dlomond City, Alta.
Diamond City Albert Zalr, Diamond City, Lethbridge.
Fornlo  Thoa. UpMU, Pernio, B. C. „
Frank. O. Nlcol, Frank, Alta.
14D7..Hosmer  W. Bnldaratono, Hoimer, B. O.
1058   .interest J, O. Jones, WHcreat, Alta.
IsthbrtA**  L. Sf-joM,  «0<. CHcenth St., North ^fethbrldgo.
I^hbridfa CollleHea Frank Baringbam. aee., via., Klpp, Alta.
■»•*«»  Tf, L. Bvaua, LllUs, Vmik, Ail*
MsplaLear....... 0, Parker. Uaple Leaf, Bellem, Alta.
Michel ; M. nnrrall, Michel, B. C.
Monarch Mine..... 8, Mooreroft, Mnnarch Mine, Taber, AJta.
Paaaburn......... J,Kluaearlta, "Pasihnrjr, Alta.
Royal Vkw Tfco*. B, Tialtr, Itojal CoHterlM, UihbrUg*. Alta
Tab*f  A, FtMmati, Talier. Alto.
^~Loro, usanoAa mellzla ed. I poliz-
zottl costrlngendo I scioperantl e mina-
cciarle indietro ar lavoro,
. Loro sono abblli'di fare queste cose
perche l'operai anno votato a\ loro
nella forsa. ' .. ... - *- . -
■ II partito Conservatlo . e Llbernle
rappresentano l'lnteresse del negozl-
antl ■ I loro membri sono' quasi tutti
i. negoziantl. . Dip«~n<iono a lor_. es-
cluslvl dl pagaro' tutte le' spese ,che
farino nel loro.viagglo dl'.campngne,
Ancora l'operai nl tempo delle-elo*
zlonl danno sopporto b. questl partlti, p
dopo-yogllano sapere perche il .governo e se'mpro per i rlcchl o mal per 1
pover<5.;Dovessl essere como 11 chonro
dol giorno prima che hoi abblamo
rinforsninento, dollo loggl lavoratoro,
non dobbiamo 'avere nmmlnlstratorl
loglslatorl e * gludlcl cho tengono In
.vista.dl punto lavornlore cho furono
olottl, all'offlcl sotto l'osplzlo del partito classa lavoratoro o che sono preg-
glntll dl obbodlro,d'una buona descl-
pllnnta organizzazlono dollo classo la-
Una volta oho l'operai
una polltlcalo, possono stnffllare i
loro boast- como nlentl,
Una volta cho votoranno tutti nsole-
ml como loro fanno 11 sciopero nnu'eml,
posBono nvor tutto cobo al loro com-
ando, Una volta cho prondono pos*
bosho dol brnnclo dol govorno non
nnno dlslurho dl ottonoro alto glornato
oro corto, mogllorl condlzlonl dl lavoro atto dl componztono, penzlono
per I vecchi improgatl lllwra cdiicn-
zlono por ,1 rngnezl, od nitre conn olio
loro vogllnno.
B'l loro posBono prondoro tutto
questo cobo, o plu ancora. Possono
mottoro'l mlllonnrl complltnmonto fn*
ori dl negnzlo, Possono prondoro lo
minloro dollo mnno dol patron I, Io .or*
rovlc dollo mnno dol pnlronl lo grniulo
fnttorlo od InvoRtono loro patrotilRlmo
alio mnno cho nttunlmonto fnnno 11
Como7 SplnRondo II prlnclplo dl
pntronl puhhllol donlro 11 domnno dl
tutto Ie nlto IndoBtrlo orKnnlzznto,
Non flncho Quosto o fatto, non flnche
fli.1 I'oiioral son pntronl dcllc mac*
chlno, non flnrho tutto 11 protlotto
di'H'opornlo nppnrtoimn aH'opontlo.
vorrn a flnirso,
QuohIo o 11 mosngglo dol noclnllHino
nl momlo, It prirtlto sonlnllwlo vor*
llnno dnro qucnto mossnggfo, c»\wti-
Mi-inn tlvlli
R' \in mo«Rn|r.r;1ft lm*M*,r'**.*i'''\ nnri
cho dovoto studlnrla oBaitnmonlc*. per-
cho II movlmonto socialisto vorrn tie!
futuro di sffetto a vol vostri deritli «■
aloto nolln comunltn,
Ia hrantnretnmnrnoriin n j.i.«« -,:> Vui
.lovo'o ossor-o 11 gludico.
Flrroate vol queste Idc«t 8kie
volentloro dl combnUoro per remand*
pnzlono dolla vostra eiassa!
.   "Wages','' are bribes given to fools
so that they -will remain slaves.
.,,*** .    -
Never  mind ,.what your ancestors
were; what will your offspring be?
"What are, we going to do when' we
get-Socialism?" is the question. *   Go-
hi.s, toji ve. Aaith c'^r*,'°".'?r.
*     WHY?
WHY can no honest and Intelligent
man h_ave any objection to woman's
WHY must the wife and cbllren of
the worker go in rags while there is
an overproduction in clothes?
WHY are the corporations and
trusts employing, Plnkertons and
thugs te mix wllh the honest workingmen and to break up their labor
unions? .     '
WHY" are the Conservative politicians heart and soul with the capitalists and anarchists in their fight against the Socialist Party?
WHY is the Socialist Party the onlv
political party" in the land that stan-ls
unqualifiedly and unreservedly for the
interests of the working class?
"■ WHY Is the Conservative party so"
determined to keep up'sham battles
for the purpose of fooling and hoodwinking the working people?
WHY, is '.it that, we . have today
people out of. work and starving,
while* there is an overproduction in
al' the means of life and our warehouses are filled'With .he products of
labor? ■',. ,    ,
' WHY were the capitalist politicians
all over the United States in a general
state of excitement when the working.,
men of Los Angeles deposited over
52,000 votes for Job Harriman, the Socialist candidate for mayor?
WHY do the Conservatives find it
necessary to distribute bum cigars and
beer during, election. time."
WHY do the Conservatives oppose
the demand. of the workers for the
fu'I product of their toll?
Head Office
Capitai. Paid, Up ..' 8 2,870,000
Reserve and Undivided -Profits..".   3,500,000
Total Assets .V..  44,000,000
It ls not in Its power to purchase that the
greatest value of money lies. * 'The feeling
of independence, and of security against the
effects of adverse fortune' that a reserve fund
gives you, is Infinitely more satisfying than
tho passing gratification which you' would
obtain by spending it. -,      "   . ' ■   y
Small amounts—which you ' will hardly
miss—deposited regularly, will gradually,-but
surely accumulate to a sum large enough to
insure against the effects of business rever-J
ses or loss of employ meat.'     *
,".'"'      i '"' - - -   . . '
*   J. Jt. Sloan, Asren-c
Tbe ChBdren's Hair
Tatar............. J. Cooptr, Taber, Alta.
John M. Work
> *- >
The present capitalist system of industry,. Is a' failure^
* It Is impracticable.
It has divided' the people Into warring classes. 7-y
It has reduced the wage worker to
slavish dependence upon the capltallat
for an opportunity to earn a' living.
It has reduced the masses of the
people to poverty.
It compels the masses of the people
to work all their lives for, a hare living. . ,   , _,
It deprives tho masses of tho people
of tho bonoflts of the marvelous improvements In production, and hands
those benefits over to the useless i'o>w.
It bars' tho masses of tho peopl-3
from the higher things of lite.
It drives thousands of mon and w.*
mon to Insanity,
It drives hundreds of thousands of
mon and women to crime-
It drives hundrods of thousands of
womon to prostitution,'because thoy
aro unable to mnko a living any othor
way. ' •
It drives millions of men to drink.
It puts a premium on graft and corruption.
It makes lt to tho financial Intoroat
of mon to adulterate food and to por-
potrato all tho othor villainous fraudu
and deceptions which Burround us on
every hand,
It cnuBCB tho death or Injury of mil-
lions of tho pooplo hy provontnhlo nc>
It blights tho lives of tho child
It bars a majority of tho children
out of school altogether, nnd compels
most of tho romnlndor lo loavo nche .1
Just whon tholr education Is ronlly bo*
It Ih InfnmoiiHly unjiut to llio iiiunn*
ployed, cmiHlnK ImndrndH of tlioiiHMPls
of thorn to hocomo trnnips.
(t Ih nn -enemy to tho family,
It cniiHos hundred* oflithounnnilH of
It ik'Hlroya Individual initiative.
It hns rodured tho masses of the
pooplo to a dond lovol,
It hat. mndo It Impnslshlo for tho
MHIHUCrl Of III.) pooplo to llpVOtOp tllCll'
>    it ijhh ninuo it I'ii.'OshII.Ii. tor ttif
„_..',.... u_ .,._; \,\.uli!v tu u*u any pri*
vat.* [.roiM-ily north .j.oi'.fonlriK.
It mak*.* It hnrd to Ao right    ani
enny lo do wrong,
lt mnkPs It Impossible for tho pooplo
It promotes disease.
ll brings premature dnatb to nil the
Frwlnllsm la tho nature), and tbe only
remedy for these evils.
h Little Extra Care Now May Save
_  After Years of Regret
' ° 7
Children play to bard, tbat th« ho*d
perspires and the hair ha., a tendency
to'mat and get sticky on the scalp.
Soap and water doesn't seem * to remove it. bat tbe- hair must breath*
to be'healthy.-, Just try' Nyal'a Hireu-
tone., Rub lt into the roots of the hair
with tho balls, of the Hneera. The
children like It. and will ask you te
use it- Hirsutone loosens up the'accumulated dust and perspiration' and
the hair and scalp can then bo easily
and ' thoroughly cleaned. After It Is
dried" give another application of Hirsutone. ,. After you have used It for
a while you will admit it Is the best
you have ever used. Your Nyal Drug
Store will cheerfully guarantee Hirsutone to do all that is claimed for It a
Imperial Bank of Canada
Capital, Subscribed
Reserve Fund  .>..:
6,000,000       Capital   Paid  Up   .....5,996,900.
5,996,900 7  Total Assets ........    . 72,000,000
A"   D. R. WILKIE, President   A   HON. ROBT,JAFFRAY, Vice-Pres.
Arrowhead, Cranbrook,,7Fernie, Golden, Kamloops, Michel, Moyie, Nelson,
Revelstoke,'Vancouver and Victoria.1    .
Interest allowed on deposits at current rate from date of deposit.
FERNIE BRANCH ,        ' GEO. I. B. BELL, Manager
What He Owes to Zam-Buk.
Mr. C. E/'Sanford, of Weston, Klnga*
Co., N.S., a' Justice of the Peace for
the county, and a deacon of the Baptist Church ln Berwick, says: "I
havo usod Zam-Buk for piles and found
It a eplrmdld remedy." It cured me."
Mr. Thomas Poarson, of Princo Albert, Saek., writes: "I must thank
you for tho boneflt I haw received
from tho uso of Zam-Buk, Loot eum-
mor I had a fover, which loft me with
piles. I otartcd to ueo Zam-Buk and
found lt gave mo rellof, so 1 continued with It Aftor using throo or
four botes It effected a comploto
Za_n-*Bulc -will alflo bo found a sur*
euro *or cold oorce, ohappod bands,
(root blto, ulcors, ocsoma, fclood-
potaon, varlcoBO soroe, ocalp soraa,
rinrworm, inflamod patohoe, babloa'
eruptions and chapped placos, cuts,
burn*, bra-Hoe, and akin injuries,ron-
omlly. All drugglota and ntoros sell
at EOc, box, or poet froo from Zam-Buk
Co., Toronto, upon roeeipt of price.
You are wnrnod ogalnct harmful lml-
UuLIoi.a and sub-it.lutes, Boo the
registered name "Zam-Buk" on ovary
package boforo buying.
of CANAliA.
How a Bank
, "Few persons appreciate tlie'mariy services a
Chartered Bank renders the public in general.
Besides affording facilities for paying and rcceiv- -.
ing money, and distributing funds to keep tlie rate
of interest equable, in all parts of the country, a
bank provides a safe repository for private funds
and earnings, and, thus removes the incentive to
robbery that was so common in tho olden times
.whon people hnd to carry their money about with
them, or leave it concealed in their houses. , m
J. F. MACDONALD, Manager.
Branches and connections
throughout Canada
Fernio Branch.
Electric Restorer for Men|TEN commandments
PhOtBhOHOl»««««««*»*r_'n«f«-iJ_Hh#'Aftr!».i OP _.A{.lAt,.4M
 '" "" w-Af*. . .niton t rettortt i
w_-   riM_Blw»-at Vl.fl
> iu
11 wU' - r"Brtl
Tins »»4 *ni>hi
waataam imied it Mr*.'  riMnk^._V
?«lSt*J.°? 5f*""*"•:_ •*«»J>ajAo, i»   '
n«, c«i
rat talc at fllsstdsir* proa ator*
1.   lx>vo your school fellows, who
( r,*/l»lll tm jonr fallow workmen In Ufa, «*r.-7t7.-*m*n'r''^
COAI. inlnliiB rlitliiHof Hie Omnln-
(on, In Munltobii, HnNkiiicliowan ami
Altiortn. Hi**. Yukon Torrltory, tlm North
W<*n* TorrltnrlcM nml In a (kimIoii h(
Uio rrovliifo of Urllluli Col urn hla, limy
hu IixihdiJ for t\ torm nt twenty-ono
y.•nrt. Ml nn nnnunl ri*ntnl of 11 nn iicn*.
S'(;t inurt- _,_C0 acr.a wll ho ll_>^c(_
to mu' fippllcruit.
Apiillrallon Tor ii I mi mi id tint lm tnniio
by   tlm   iiptillt'tMit   in    pui'HOli    tn   llio i
ABciil or Suli-AKcnt of th" illHtilei In
which tho rlirhiB applloif for nro . Ituiit- I
In luiivi-ycil ti'i'iltory Mm ImihI iiiii**t l-o ,
(1*.«< iIIi.mI hy iBi'cUonH, or losrnl Hiil»*dlvl-
»|iiiim  nf  Hi'isiluim,  and  In   i_nmirv»'y«-'l j
lorrllnry tho tract applied for nlmll ho i
-4trtV-*t1 onl liv tho nonllrHiit hitn»»'1f      l
t.m ii «i«<i»t.i>o inu«« im tii.'(-oiii|>iiiilt;>i ,
liv n f'-ft ff tf> which will hn l-nfonili-il If
.nu nKiU't iipiiiu-n kor itru nol uvniinhii, >
lint nut otlii-nvt*.'. A roynltv nlmll l"- '
ti.ilil mi il," i-ierctiantnlil'* output of thoi
rtilntf At thn rnto of flv*. ro-u** por i»><. <
'J ho pun-on opfrntlni. tho mine Khnll |
furiiltli I lm Aitnnt Willi hwoiii ikIuioh
nrcoontlntr for th« full f|ui*in»lty of jncr-
rhmit»li!i- ron. mln-*-.! nn dpnv (lift rnv- '
41,,,       , .i ..... _.       ^^.^      ^.A.A.       .t,k,t,,,r^
r.Klitu urn not ImltiK oporulid. «ncii
rrturriH »lioiild bo furnlMhed At Ir-.tnt
opro a ye«r. ..
Th** Ifimn will Inel«i1#i tti«. conl mlslw.
right* only, hut lho Iricoo nmy he p.*-r-
ml tt mI to purnhrn* whtinvitr avitUhl*)
lurfuff rlffhln may hn ciMiiMon <l no-
Ofinary for tho *worVtli.B of tho mlno
■1 1 In- rati* of 110.00 an fler**.
pnr full Inforitiatton uppllnitliin
(Ctiouii. 1>« riirti.o to tho hf-rfptiirv "t 1»>"
D«*pirtmi«nt of thn Interior, Ottawn, nr
to any Ar.nt ot Suh-Agrnt of riomtn-
U,i. I..UU'...
W. TV. Cory,
n.puty l!lnl*t»r of tTio In!*rl'.-.
S.n'-t't.ivlhorlcrd r,«t)lif«ti£in of thli
TXTHEN Winds Aro Nippy hero is tho toilet lotion
vv    that typifies  tlie true perfection of all toilet
Swoot, dainty, not greasy, and of oxtra special valuo in
tho euro of tho skin.
Aftor a walk or an auto ride BENZO ALMOND
CROWN cleanses tho pores, restores tho circulation
romovofl all of the ill ell'ects of tho wind.
Never hositate or fear to go out for an enjoyable "con", or to t.tko healthful outdoor "exorciso ..0-
oauso BENZO ALMOND CROWN.will always tako
care of you.even if you havo on extremely delicate or
sensitive skin.
Ladies appreciate it.  25c a box at
Bleasdell's Drug Store
Lst a Ledger Atf. work for Vouf
Lave learnlnic, which la the food
nt the mind: b+ a,« rmlefol to y«sr
ttachrr aa to yoar iMrenta
*t    Mako every day holy by (rood.
nnd riMftiJ dAAdrt and kindly acllotiit.
Dr. Kelley Cures
Diseases of Men
By Modern Methods
<_» *
,*,,..v,1... wi.uuiiiiu idi (itnor (tiiii-iinuH ot rrii-n; .Nrroua \\>_iknf_i»f»,
Vnrlroat* Vi-liin, ll><lro.'<-l«-, IIIiuhI uuii Jiklu l>u»rjrr«, hor.N 1,'lrrra, HIJ-
nry, llladilrr nml llrvul DUontfr*, tu>., n»<I VnmlrnH** .*.IIm*>-_(«.
I'rutlHir t.l«ml liiriniiiiimllou, Ul.l Cbroulc, (.'<iu rill Ion*,
Museum *%f An^tosny
lu UiIh Urtat Sliurum In uliowii by llfo »l«« nwwl.ln, moi.»troiiliU»,
normal ami «liruinn*l ronilltlonn of tli«, v.nrlou* pant of the ho Jr. Illua-
tr.Ulnj. fully hoth unit* unci Plironilf «1Ih-*_.i.«-<_ of in»n.
Free Consultation! and Advice
my sf-.rr.ii ut'if'H, i.AKTiivfi {.|iaiunti'i:m rtnr.i. at muiikiu
t'.tpcrl Mrillral Kiamlnalton Vttr, l-'rr«> l.tnnilnallou of L'rlar
wh*« atfHiirr,     Cantali Mr—l'llKK.      Ilort't    l>#lari    DaUya    arc
-laa-rrrs-.-,.    fall nr mW.o,     l-'ref fluoh,}lblui_ fu_*.U«_>iUl. llwurai
a •.*«. in a p.nt.i Momlara, 10 a.m. ta I p.m.
Dr. Kelley's Museum, 210 Howard, Spokane
SM/oJSfh Gurs
nwtavf itb»i twmm. etm-ta eotoa,
tUaU TMt IHhCaT MO IVWi ** Ctfif
The Ledger for Job Work *-.;, v.u"v   *-T '-',»-?. * --
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e Suits
Blue 8c :Bls|clc?Serge
These Bine Sevgo.suits are made from v
all wool serge in.the most popular•,
Light,' Medium ;and Dark Navy. 7 We
guarantee _ these garments to he good
fitting and shapep sustaining. Fine or
heavy Twills ean be had.
Special for Saturday SlDiOO
See our Window Display for \this
•<_.' U   . 1
If you want a hiffti;class Hand Tailored
7 ,.    y       ,    _ ,A 7a   y.'-S yy;, y-A     *. -    .       A,"
,",suit in Blue, or^^Bliac^-A^e ;can supply
* you from our stock of 20th Century
Brand garments.' These garments embrace all the latest tailoring features and
are guaranteed to be the best and most
up-to-date clothes on the market.
Prices from
$22.50 --$35.00
We make clothes to order, and guarantee our-garments to be perfect fitting, to Keep
.theii^ shape till worn: out, and to have a style that distinguishes 20th Century Hand
Tailored Garments.    Good dressers are demanding , hese garments more every season.
We have just opened a
large shipment of very stylish Reefers for children'
from. 4 to 12 years of age
The colors;are" Grey. Navy,
Fawn & Mixed Tweeds.
A      •*■'■* ,_ -  -
-."Prices range from   $2.00
to $16.00 ."
Carnation Wheat .Flakes, per pkg. ■_ .A   .40
Corn Flakes, 4 pkgs for	
Rolled Oats, 8 lbs. for	
Tetley's Cocoa, % lb. tins each . ?	
Braid's Best Coffee,-freshly ground, 2 lb for
Tetley's Tea, 3 lb. tins, Blue Label,.'.	
.Lombard Plums'; 2. tins 'fot. -......... i	
Blueberries,"2 tins for ...;.......-  v.
Table Figs, per lb. • V...'..'.''..:.'. ,,
?Navel,Orariges, 2 doz. for '.'.A .?..'".	
* Bruce's,Kippered, Herring, 2 tins .for '..'
sacks .:"— y
lb.'pkgs, 2 for
Lethbridge Flour, 98 lb.
Purity Flour, pancake, 2
C. and B. Jam, 7 lb. tin
Lamp Glasses, A.niid B sizes, 3 for
Lard, ,3 lb. pails........; j	
Smoked Ham',- -per^lb. '. I. *.	
Fancy Fowl,' per lb.*-;." 7i	
Lemon and OrangeTPeel,; 2 lb. for
-MixedNuts,perjbr .S..S.	
Black Jack Stove,Polish,', per tin
. Pork and Beans,'!' lb:' tins.-4.for ■■
Ladies Shoes
Sugar, 20 lb'sack ? ::.'.". ?......■ 1-40
Twin Bar Castile Soap, 4 for ... ....,.'. .*..,*;'-25
White Swan Washing Powder, per pkg. .!..-' .20
Fancy Toilet Soaps, regular .35 and".40,  box. v.25
Welsh's Grape' Juice,'quart'bottles'jeach'.A. ■ .'657
Holbrook's, Malt Vinegar, Qts.'each 7....... ' .25
Turnips and'Carrots,'12 lbsy. .7 ... .;..•'..• • •: ;>*25
Light-house Cleanser, ^-itins for* A :■... S...^...... y$f^
;" We have a.'free.Ldembnstration of Tetley's higK-^
10 =. grade Teas and Cocoas in o5ur Grocer^p.epartment' jy re'g§ $3.75^$4!pQi-JS31'pO
25-7 Saturday and every day during.the following week? . -' .'*■• -:'Ayy^>i SA __•_/__*__.__!h
A Special Clearing Sale, of .
high class American .Shoes
ih three, styles; Patent, polt,
Vice Kid" "and Gun . Metal J
high   cut   and. Oxford
shapes. 7:R'eg. $4.50:&.,$5.007
'/to cLear
(Continued from page o)
at addressing his more "unfortunate"
brethren, in  the. "choicest", English
conceivable, but of late he has assum-
* «dthe role, I hear, of instructor to a
Wood-chopping brigade organized by
himself;* and a few of his flrebosses
for tho purpose of Instructing these
"unfortunates" in that noble, and un-
' der the circumstances, honorable and
edifying art. It ls said numerous
competitions are hold from which English-speaking men aro strictly barred.
Judging by tbe amount of wood lying
around tho houses occupied by these
officials the venture has proved a decided success, and anyone desirous of
seeing "sucking" and woodchopplng
blending harmoniously togothor should
not fall to visit Corbln. We certainly'
have It horo to a nicety.
■Tho weather la lovely this last fow
d^ys, nnd ovoryoi.o scorns Intent on
hitting! the ties In the direction ot No.
0|lJrldi_e. Not a few' malco McGllllv-
rfiy thoir target, tholr pockets being
lighter than tholr spirits, Ah, well;
you will voto for lt,  ■
every camp voted the same as this
one there would have been a different
tale to tell today, as it ls we are defeated again, but in no way disgraced
(nor disheartened, remember) and our
tI_norn_UBt come, sooner or later; for
we' are not now, nod never ,wl'l be
downhearted. The fallowing,Is the
lesult.of the,ballot:     ■;   „
• Davidson, A... 141.
Rosb ........       77-
8].oIled '..'.'   P     .
' W. C, Millar, omploycd nt lho hot torn
of No. 1 Nort])(il!icllno, got two of hla
fingers broken on •WedncHtlay afternoon through gottlng thorn might botweon tlio bumpers of tho car.
'TournnniontH ore again In full swing
nt lho club, anil norno vqry oxcltlng
comjMilltlonH aro going"on in tho differ
ont games.
Three nnweomord arrived inst wook
from Wlngato Colllnry, nnrlinm, 15ng..
lliolr lianios aro .''rod T.nko, (lrorgfl
Wood nnd ThomoH Illgglolon.
Mrs. Jas. Maddlson, Wm Partrldgo
und Win. Harrison wore visiting
frlonds nt Hosmer last .Monday.    ,    ,
Tho mlnos woro nil Idlo up horo on
Mondny, so ns to troat for tlio boys
tho Fornlo Fort Steolc ftrewcry aont,
flvo kogii of Mutnlno up'for a smolcor,
This was hold In the nftomoon, and
IjUJU.  tlii ».i<ju;ui'iu  f'lti.f.   n<ii>  tumtit.
Ju 1... M(-t..pflk'l Hninh on Ooofl
Friday. April tho nth, n sorvlcft of song
«ntltlod. Tlio Llttlo Violinist will ho
fjlvon by tho oholr; also n grnnd toa.
Thts will certainly be a raro troat, nn
4.\.i .    r,        .i J.-     ...    A* t   ff".........   ..
WJV*.* *,.s*^.^.,.», t   u*—* *"1*-   *^.*   . . ... ■.;   h- -,
.Mrs, noa and family, and Mr. nnd
Mrs. James Flood, loft here this wcnto
to lake up their residence In Fernie.
.Election day passed over vory qulot*
!*/ up here this time, although th*
number that voted was larger than
fttW before, nut this was due to a
large trcwd of Fernio men who were
trtjj here working casting their voles
here. Mr. D. F. Martland acted as
deputy returning officer, and perform*
•4 his dutlet very aatlsfa*£torlly. Dud*
lay Michel acted aa poll clerk.    Ha-4
♦ By "Antlblllrosser." ♦
W, Partridge and W. Harrison, of
Coal Creek, woro renewing old acquaintances ln Hosmer this week.
■ Still some moro old tlmorB'leaving
the town. Wo hoar S? Si m Is loav*
In., tho company's'bom ding houso and
Is going to Itoglna.
Thoro Is talk of IT. A. Marx", head of
tho offlco staff, leaving tho ond of this
month and going Into tho roal estate
buslnoBB at Kdmonton. Wo wish him
tho liest of luck In his now sphoro.
Tho stork Is making ITosmor n ro-
tMluv calling placo ..ow that the striko
Is ovor. It vlsltod tho homo of Mr
nnd Mi'H, Albert Coubort on Monday
and loft a flno baby girl, Twenty
! pounds, Dutch nnys, and his exaggora*
tlon In as great as his ndmlratlon.
.Tlm Ullchto linn quit tlio wnah-houflo
nml In having a royal time now getting
his fitcfl black, ills placo has boon
taken by tho opora house plcturo show
operator, who koos a chnngo of films
ovnry day.
Harry Ilulsnn mado tho final rally
nt Fornlo on WodnoBday.
did not'proce?ed any fiirther wes't,'"and I
feel sure that he had no intention of
coming to Pocahontas on'leaving' Edmonton."  ' If he had Intended coming
his chances were'equal with those of
any other person as far as organising
this place.     He said we wanted an
organization of our own, which I may
say is -iulte true, but for any material
benefit to me personally Is far'from
true. ', If he had come up here and
called a meeting of tho men he would
have learned the true facts for himself.     And as for Mr. Garner doing
all these' th'ngs for othor    people's'
benefit  and' leaving himself out, I
never read ln any Sunday school literature whero anyone was asked to follow
Mr, Garnor'B foototeps.     I' may fur
thor state that as for as tho feelings
of the men nre concorned thoy aro all
■willing to bocomo organized into tho
IT. M. W. of A„ but not undor the juris*
dlstlon of District 18, as thoy think
t\\u\ thoy aro capable of protecting
tholr Interests much bottor themselves.   With regard ' to   Mr. G*iWh
Btr.toniont concerning * condltlotm   at
C''J'f. I may, say that tlwo aro mon
at Pocahontas from Cardiff and Mr,
Qiirnor's .statement nnd theirs do,not
agree.     Furthermore, If Mr. Garnor
wishes a truo roport as to who repeatedly violated tho Cardiff agreement, T
would advlso him to Inquire of Vice*
Vrfisldont O. Stubbs or District Hoard
Mombor McNab, as both thoso porsonH
wero Jn that flold at, tho tlmo thia
ngroemonl was being violated.
Trusting yon wU If Ind space in your
valuable paper ton'this fetter, •_  ■ ,.; .
I remaln_.youre_-ln the struggle.., "*
A*- 4    -     • -.-'-.■"_*• -or-JOHN'.MCSWATN.'.;,,
-   - . -  ',-w'*^.' - .-«8<:vx_,'.      t* ,- , ^;' y.
You  may ; never  have  a
' chance to . see  the clothes
that well dressed men ln clt-
, Iob wear—but you can have
their   expert   tailors   make
' your clothes,
You can select your cloth
from the aamo, beautiful patterns as they chooso from—
and your clothes will fit and
look as well on you,
Our       '
Special order system bi Ings
the city tdllor'to jour clo-ir.
Tho cost Is Icbs than your
tailor chargoB nnd tho rosult
Ib satisfactory beyond com*
. parlson.- .--   •
Lots in; the New* ^o^.M
'*,' ^
Fred. Johnson
•': '1* tH-V wj-1-; -
Will be sold at auction in thfe; .t0^tty6f
Coleman, Alberta, Monday, April 22,%912
Invest Above Ground
Pocahonlas, Altn., Mar. 20, 1012
To the .editor, District ledger
Doar Sir,—-In roply   to   Mr. Chas.
If <       T»    .-.I     I'     M.r     r>r ,',.r >.•"",      Tl
...........    .,.,...     ...       -.        ',.*-"' v ■•   '     "I    '
mny ».i.v thn. tVoi*^ nro rVi'.nln rfmnrUt.
that arn not true In regard to thn mm-
puny grinding tho men hero, As for
mysnlf, I shnll bo qulto a whllo longor,
unloHB I wish to leave of my own ac*
fn,*,*       Vr-ii- "*n .lov*. Trcm uh *>i/irn wim
nro broad*mlndad enough to know
when tho grind Is put on. Tn regard
to prices nl tho storo, we nro willing
to admit they ffro a. llttlo high com*
pared with prlcos at Edmonton, but I
havo no doubt that If we hnd freight
ratos to Pocahontaa as eUowhero tn
the country wo ah'ould got thom at rev
sonablo prices. Ho If Mr. darner
wquld call on the Railroad Commissioner at Edmonton ho might holp'lho
p«opl« consldortibly hy so doing. Also,
la Mr Garner's roport wo soo that ho
got off at Edson.^nd to my knowlodit.
Jewelery Repairing a Specialty
High class selection of
Watches, Clocks and Novelties
In a town whoso succoss is guaranteed by a numbor of great and grqwing.industnbs
»       An invctetmont hero, is in my opinion, ono of tho safest, surest and profit-,
ablo thatycould bo entered into. * ,  ,   -    ,        .'A   ; '"'••■' : <•*
It is sa'for than a savings bank, as it is not subject to pnnio,.'while, tho prospective profits are infinitely greater,
It is sure, becauso as a matter of history, proporty in.ljowns baekocl by great
industries has always paid its owners handsomoly. :£'X '-;.,' ' *
Tlio low prions and easy torms offorod on EAST COMMAS lots; givos tlio
wage earner an opportunity which lias hitherto .boon enjoyed only by tlioso having
' largo capital,      ' ' ,'": ,•',.-"
Lots $50 and upward according to location
For particulars a__.o._ xhotjs. Crahan, New. Michel, B.C.
Ollicos will bo open in COLEMAN boforo tho' sulo
FOR IIKNT-- Kour-ltoomod Cottngo;
moat, kltoh.on, clothes closet, \wntor,
sink-nnd oioctrlc light fixtures, Situ*
a to, noxt block to public school.   Pel*
*.,i   < I,r.        Kr.^..  «»^.   n„;i^A
Special Sale of Flatware
Ilonu-linndl-id Ten or Dinner ICnlvoR, at f 1.25 per half dot,
18"tr* Wu|Iaco Tiros. T.n or Dlnnor knlvos, $2.00 per half doz.
% Doer only Dlnnor Knives, beat plate, f 1.76
% Do«. only Toronto Sllvor Pinto Tea Knlvos, $2.29_
1847 ItoKfrd* nros. Dinner Knlvoi, $2.00 per half dot.)
-Uo«*.rr' B'J«t Platod Tahb Spoon? at -15c. each*.
Wm. Itogera and Son Table Spoon $1.76 per bait dos,
1847 TtoKcit.' TTroR. Table flpooni, $2.7r. per half doz.
1847 Uogent" Tiros. Ueggort Spoonw $2,60 per half doi,
,lTca and Dinner Forka, beat plate, $I.7f» per half doi.
Wn». Jiftger** nnd Son Dlnnor Porta, $i.6d per half dot.     '•'*•"•."
Wm. Itofton' and Son Al Te* Forha, $1.76 por half doi-  <>        -
FOIl SALE—Houao, 7 rooms, bath
and pantry, connected range; block
47. McAvoy Street, Contrnlly located,
All foncod and palntod. ' $21.00, tortnB.
C_ifc_tj» lot tafeii, Apply, L. U. ku>f_n,
Box 138.
QIRL WANTED—An oxporloncod
flonernl Sorvnnt wanted, First Claaa
wnK^B. Apply, Mra.'A. H. Oreo, How.
land Avo. .
IIOUBT3 FOR RKNT.—Two-roomed
plaitored IToubo; toilet, water, conl
shod attached, f Apj.iy ;_v WrJutxt,
W«t Fornlo.   ••'
POU UENT-Storo tn tho Bokitoln
Tllook,     Apply, CrAo nnd Moffjitt.
, B.i'C. Pur»*Brod'.BuK'WllhorB^
Bcir* tor hatching • from l»»t pon for
|5 por 13. flocoad pen for ,18 por ll,
II. O, Wlliott, Droedar. ForSl*. O, O.
Hen and 20 Cbloka. $0.00,
Chtoko, 16,00.
Auutuut nul\ rxuu it, v-._s.k», .in*.,
Alio ISO CHICKS, 3 day> old; will
■oil In any number* roqulrod,
ALBERT DAVIS, Annex Extotillon,
Flornlo.      . ,. , ,    ' .
■.v'..!"'. .-"'*• '. '"-* :—
Two lota for mIo in tho riilngtowu
o£ Burnabr, D. O, Twonty mfniitftfl
walk from the Now Weitmloator
nockii^' Will aoll>ohoap.'V,Noed*.iho
mondtbadlf/   Apply, Dlitrlct I_ed|ter,
BABY OAfeRUpB fOf **!•,. eh«p-
F1r*t^f_».A*<.IU&n,    Ap^ly   V.   A.
I.lclioa, oornor Jaffray St. and Dalton
«._ tut >>a.u, Y***_i_,L *'uiiiMr,
oirifc'7; '
i*.yL/L)    tUI.
FOR SALT.—Throo car* flrat-clasu
balod OAT HAT; prlco $0.00 f. o. U.
CoMdaW''"ThU l« rich stuff wltb
„ . -,, *y -ii.'. - ,-ri.... *-- if. A >..*„,... n.^M
any„olher^a'y.    Will tend aample.**-
T, W,.'.Djik4, Coaldalo, Alta,
WANTED—PIT BOSS wltb papor*
at onco for, how mlno,   Good wagoa to
right man.    Apply, with foil particu*
l$r« to Mr, Eaton, P, O. Drawer 1878,,
Calgary; Alta,
JhutoMiv •root eou-M*. cuato eotoo,
-nw TtMoar «no u/moo. m cura.


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