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ffelOfficial Orgaaof District;No.; 18, DVM. W. of A.
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THE DK.TRIOT LEDGER, FERNIE,! Bl 0./DECEMBER.7,1912.
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$1.00 A  TEAR.
XcfthtiCocrfXfflfiies
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Advocated by Mayor• fytzgeraldof
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Boston in A ddress Before
'V \ Congress x
WASHINGTON, Dec/4.—Mayor^tz-
gorald, of Boston, made the startling
declaration in his address her© today
beforo the'National Rlvert) and Har-
" bora Congress that the U. S. Bhould
own the coal mines of the south.   He
■ did1 not agree, "however, with Senator, Townsend, of. Michigan, who had
■ preceded him; that it might be well
. for'the federal government, to .take pos-
.esslon of dock sites on rivers so as to'
keep railways from preventing'water
competition. \      y
- '-'I,would-]>e in favor,' said .Mayor
Fitzgerald, ."of. having the municipality
,: or the state and federal government co
operate inr the interest of dock-sites
„ hut'I think the local authorities should
have some say.    .    ,-     .'-',. "?!<.   ,
" ."The people,""of the- whole7country
.are anxious to seethe Mississippi river-.improved, regardless; of-the cost,
and we can do it .without impoverishing, the country/-     '.-  '■.,:■ .
_. "Tho railroads of tbe.coutnry control nearly all the business and should
■have plenty of water competition," ho
,.declared..' "The government- should
tafie"; possession of the coal mines in
ar'few years as ithey, had been going
to "do for'the, past'few years, y-.' .
„ "AIL waterways to which- sufficient
commerce is; tributary should be im.
,-proved at federal'expense,' said Sena-
- tor Townsend;-."at the same time"the
question" of water power as well.'as
navigation shouldpbe "considered .to
help defray the "expenses" of "improve-
" merits. V-.7' ,%■ -.S'y-,. •   ■ ,• ,y -   ■.
So-far no cases have developed,"but
the symptoms are .supposed to "be all
there. One man made his,escape and
found his way'to .Macieod, ."where >he
was collared and isolated. *
MUSICIANS'
LOCAL— '•'>■_
OFFICERS ELECTED-
Bentley, acting police magistrate, was
accepted. - ■       -      '•    - . 7 •'" ■
The action; of ;Mr. Bentley Is'the
result of the recent action of the local
bar society in asking "tne city, council
to recommend another . man, prefer,
ably a lawyer, for the,position. He
felt that with .the opposition-to'his
appointment against him,' it would not
be likely that the attorney'general's
department would confirm his" appolnt-
ment. . ■ ,v -     ■ ■'    >   ,
. ,D. H. Elton was recommenedd by the
council to fill the'vacancy.; Mr.rElton
Is'a,young man'who recently distinguished himself - at. the Alberta - Bar
,exams. Up' till „a^ few years ago he
had been a newspaperman,- highly esteemed in his profession. He was"
until the last meeting of the Alberta
and Eastern B.' C." Press Association,
secretary, for, four years, of that
organization, and. his many newspaper,
friends will be pleased to hear of his
success in the profession he has now
chosen."1   . -     ' i. *   '' „ ' '-
RAG PICKERS FORM UNION
," NJBW, YORK, Nov/30.—The formation , of unions;'in,nine trades which
heretofore'have, had' nb organization
was'annouhced here today,by labor of.
flclals. - ■ Shoe repairers/ clip" sorters,
rag plcke_fl).hatband;inakers and washable,; sailor-suit makers' are.! included
in the new unlonB.',,.    ,-'    .  0      . .
-The Musicians Mutual .Protective
Association'of Fernie, British Columbia, Local 624,; American Federation of
Musicians'," held' a meeting- on Sunday last .in the Isis'Theatre, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: " President, ;Rpbert J.
Brown; Vice-President,' Arthur 'Harrison; Secretary and "Treasurer, A. D.
Carrie, Box 481; Sergeant-at-Armsi J.1
F. Bingham; Board of .Directors: Jas.
Pasta, Chas. Percy,"George Ramsay,
Joseph De Luca; Trustees: 'William
Allen,' J.' A. Banister, Fernand Desta-
belle; Board of Examiners: Mrs.G. M.
Miller, Chairman. The charter Is open
for 30 days. '   ' "        _   ' .
EIGHT HOUR  DAY
, OTTAWA, Dec. 3.^-Mr.- Burnham,
member for West Peterborough;' gives
notice that he will,again;mbve for the
appointment1 of a;;select' committee of
the house to make - inquiry into the
question of old ageL pensions with a
view tb the establishment of such a
system in Canada/ •{ ,Mr., tNeuyellle,
Malsonneuve, gives, notice that he-will
again Introduce his bill calling for an
eight hour day' ori public works.
GOVERNOR
LYNCH LAW
Is XDavid Rees Eligible
or Coming Election?
Get the Right Negro an/if No One Will
Need'Trlal '
BOSCOVITGH VS.
C. N. P. COAL CO.
• \ ,
STATED CASE IS NOW BEING
.ARGUED6 -
MAN KILLED AT TABER
-' -• XFrom Our. Own Correspondent) kl, -
^  Citt. ,'  ^V^M^*'t~/t1*1* *i^MilMf~'Uf'J'li.^ry*'nf'l'f     ir**,,*** ^ ty     •"
* TABER, Dec.,' 5.—This afternoon a
-■• ead accident" occuired^at'. thev Qansida
West Mine, when a miner, iiamed John
) Loftus, waa Instantly killed by a fall
"of stone. /The unfortunate man was
', working in ttie ninth east entry.drawing pillars with .his1 partner,',Harry
' Mosely.'   About seven o'clock Mosely
, - wont In to see If his partner was going
to have supper, and found him under.
y nenth a heavy stone.    It seems that
a he ' bad heard  something, • and had
jumped back from the face, and tho
stonej had caught him.': ' Mosely call*
ed asslstanco aiid hod him taken out.
Doctor Hammond was phoned for and
' found that he liad hid skull fractured
'   enough'to causo death, boflldes other
Injuries.    The deceased was;an old
, "minor, a Scotchman by. birth, but had
beon ln this country, a long time. Any.
-' body knowing anything of his relatives
are requostod to notify tho' secretary
of iho Local,at Taber.'
HUNDRED-kl_:tE0=t:os8T'7   .      '•'
7   .       TWO M'lLLlON DOLLARS
-', The above case ls now being argued
before , M.' " Justice Clements/ At
first Mr.-Clements did not see how. he
could discuss the matter and go into
the arguments'. ■ 7 '-'"', ," „
According to' the arbitrator's finding
the deceased had disobeyed orders ajid
had met'his death'in so doing. '/The
discussion then arose as to the meaning of wilful and serious neglect. Mr.
W..A.. MacSdonald, K.C., for'the plaintiff," quoted leases' where compensation
was given to the dependants j>t men
who had exceeded their duties-in-the
belief .that they were renderingsser.
vice, and saw nothing wrong in doing
so. At the time of going tq press the.
argument still continued. ,Mr. A. Mao-
neil is assisting Mr.'Macdonaid; and,
MeHs'^s^ErvrBoclwe.i^K.C.,, of .Victoria/and Mr. Sherwood Herchmer, of
Fernie,- for the^respondent company.
7 PARIS, Dec. 3.—More than'; 100 persons-were killed in the cyclone whjch
"swept oyer';itad"aiga8'car,^Nby..26, ac\
cording to'tnejatest reports received"
at the ministry of colonies. , The damage is estimated at $2,000,000. ,' Several villages, .numbering hundreds "of
houses;'were leveled and all communications were destroyed.1'- '•' •'    " '•. '
LATER.—The case was dismissed.
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CASE
HARRY BENTLEY
„ WILL QUIT THE JOB
FATAL ACCIDENT
■:X    AT HILLCREST
A 'Bad ifccldent happened In the mine
here Saturday,, when James Wilcox,
late of Westvllle," N.S., met his death
by being asphyxiated with gas whilst
aoting nB'brattlceman. Ho, leaveB
five chlldron without father or mother
Ho was burled at Hillcrest Cemetery
last Monday, when all tho HUlcrost
cltlzenB turned out., Tho ordor .of
Free MaBons, of which tho deceased
was a member, was in charge of tho
burial, Our sympathies are with the
llttlo onoB.loft behind to mourn his
Iobb.   "     "" ' ' ,     "
The Beltnsky case was referred back
tothe arbitrator.   /■
(A full report of these,cases will appear in our, next, issue.)  7.
C. P. R. MULCTED IN
95,000 DAMAGE8*
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RICHMOND,  Va.;;D6c.; 3—In  the
name of the state,of'South Carolina,
Governor Blease Berved notice to the
governors' conference here, today that
lynchers of negro,assailants' of white
women in'hiB state/would gounpun.
ished.    ,Goverrior;„Blease warmly de-'
fended his'use'of the pardoning power,
as. well as "declap-^ng that in* 22 months
he had pard%ed or paroled 200 prison-
ers.-.and'lie.fcopedthetnumber at the
end of- the second -term would be 800.
' "I 'have- said all-over the state of
South Carolina, and I will say it.again
now," he/ declared, "that I will never
order, out the militia ,to shoot down
their neighbors and protect the ^ black
brute who-commits the nameless crime
against'a white, woman.   ',        ^ .
"Therefore in South Carolina let lt
be,understood that when\a-negro assaults a white womanyall that is
heeded .is that they.gei; the right man
and-they who get him will'neither need
nor receive a trial.' y •« ,%. '
,, Governor Blease based^.the use. he
had made ..of his" pardoning/power, on
the" conditions he'had fofind'in^'penal
institutions Jn the state, .v.      •" ^v'^
"I walked "through tlie^pehiteritiary1
of South Carolina,' he said./'and.found
I* a tubercular1 institute,y.whCTe-poOT;
devils~VereiSyi__g^1,fieirfel-_v mo3nr.
,money ifbrj other/peoplej^'poor/de^ils
who, had no chance- but- to'stand Juid
work or take the lash. ^,Jiust'the"l_lhW
day Jim,Roherts, anegmfroin bharles-
ton,,! stopped' me .-'tikll! '>7$lki "Hvaiklng
*^^^^^^^«^__Wifi&-WrinIC«
thrbugh'and'refl^eclMl^ai
sion to speak.to me., He told, me that
he hadbeenikept in jail for twenty-
two, years for stealing a $27 * watch.
,"i said,.'If.you are telllng'<"me the
truth you will eat your Christmas dinner with your folk at home.' He said,-
'Governor,.I have no folks.* Then I replied, ,'Then you will eat'Jt'away from
here,', and he will." ,     . r ,
atic pistol out of a desk in the store,
switched round and attempted to fire
at his searcher, but not being accustomed to handling such weapons, could
not get it to work. He was then
taken to the police station, but on the
way, after a scuffle, he got loose and
escaped. The night watchman fired
three .shots at him, but missed the
man. The police were then' notified,
and Chief Hall, and Fire Chief McDougall, who having heard the shots
hurried to the station, and Constable
Harrison,' accompanied ' by his dog,
formed a search party and proceeded
down Howland Avenue, and the man
was here .seen to^go into a back yard,
From there he made'for the rink,
where Chief Hall, with the aid of his
search light,discovered his man" and
made his arrest without^difflculty. In
the police station he gave his name as
John' Klus, a Belgian.
SAW MILL COMPANY
DON'T WANT MUCH!
ASk Men to Wait for Wages Until
May 1st.
' (From our Michel Correspondent)
A large number of men loft the "employ of the New Michel Sawmill Company'on Monday on account of refusing, to sign their hands.to an agreement not to receive any,pay-until the
lst.bf May. What do you know about
it? - That's 'Mr. McBride's, "White
bVc."   , •       '
Executive Board Says "Yes"—Michel Local Contention—Official Statement
DETECTIVES USE
Zi-7 .REVOLVERS
First. Boodshed   In^Mlners'   Strike—
' Fire Into Crowd—Three Wounded'
.'.'.,   —Dectlves Arrested
Michel, B. C, 29th November,, 1912
The Editor, The District Ledger, Fernie, B. C.
Dea,:.' Sir and Bro.,—Acting under instructions from Michel Local
IJpion, I wrote the District Secretary on the 21st of October, 1912, re
the nomination of David Rees of Fernie for International Board Member, pointing out as instructed by Michel Local thai; according to our'
International Constitution that his nomination was in direct conflicts
with said constitution.   ■
Up to date, except a mere acknowledgement of my letter by Secre:
tary Cartel stating that the matter would be placed before the District Executive Board, and thestatements of District President Stubbs
(whilst attending a meeting of Michel Local Union, that the matter
was reveiving attention), we have received or heard nothing further.
As the time for election is fast drawing near and the name of David
Eees appears on the ballot papers sent out ,by* District Secretary
Carter one might judge that the interpretation of our International ,
Constitution is left entirely in the hands of our Distrct President and
Secretary.
Arguments are put forth by various persons that on account of
David Rees being District Auditor, that he is qualified for office. As
David Rees at the time of his apponitment or placing into office as
District Auditor (by whom no one knows) was not eligible for that
position, the arguments put forth will not hold good, and if^we are
as a labor organization going to allow one or two persons to dictate
to "us what the policy of our organization is going to be the sooner
we disband the better.
International President White when asked-for a'ruling on Article
8, Section 1; gave, as follows: That persons who are not employed at
our trade are not eligible to hold an International Office.
As we arc. 'en,ihe vergo of tlie eler:lion-T-would liko this matter,to
^c_consMjr£<i;tK'Q.con^^
Flro Near Morrlssey Found to Have
Originated from, Engine 8park»
Wliat Ib known (_b "The C. P. R.
,-'/.COBALT,' Ontj- Deci^.-^f hree'detee-
tlve"Srayev'Tihdo¥sa^'9tr-a.t\Porcnpine,'
following en altOrjeatlqn wltfiVft;group
of strikers and'"strike sympathizers
near tbe Goldfleld hotel in Timmins
thls'ipiornlng, 7 In the trouble the detectives drew tbeir guns and Bhot Into
the crowd, wounding two_nien serious,
ly aiid, one slightly. The trouble ctart-
ed jesterday-. afternoon when a carload of strike-breakers was taken into
limmins for .the Hollinger mine.
8IXTY MINER8 QO ON STRIKE
Police Magistrate Renlgns Owing to
.   ^Antagonism of the Local Bar
LHTHBT.IDG_VDeo. 4.—At tho ad-
journod mooting of tho City Council
this aftornoon tho resignation of Harry
ONE HUNDRED, LUMBERMEN
IN QUARANTINE AT JAFFARY
'Ono of Jowell'B Lumber1 company's
camps, containing about 100 man, has
boen Isolated on account of small-pox,
TROUBLE BREWING
ON IRISH RAILWAYS
Case" hae now boon' disposed of- by Mr
Justice Clements,    He' found for the
plaintiffs, hut could not .five them
more than |5.000 as this was the limit
of liability under the act for such mat'
tors.     Judgment was given for tho
plaintiffs as follows:
Alox. Kerr, $1,100,
F, O. -White, $300,
Harriett Cummlngs, $1,000,
J. P. Laidiaw, $1,050.
Farquerson and Bolsjoll, $1,400.
Tho dlfforonco of $100 will bo apportioned amongst tbo plalatlffs, ,
' Tho question of counsel foes was dis.
cuBood, andaa tho caso ocouplod somo
four days tho Judgo allowod Mr. W,
A. Macdonaid, K.O.,   of   Vancouvor,
$400, and MOBsrs/A. B, McDonrtlrt, H,
ty'Herchmer, and Lawo and Fisher,
who assisted blm, $200 each    Mr. H,
V. Bodwoll, K.C., and Mh Sherwood
Horchmor appoarod for tho O.P.R.
, HANNA, Alta,, Nov. 30.—A11 the
miners are on strike at "the. Oscar
nilriep on account of the" reported Can.
adlan Pacific .purchase. . Sixty wore
employed at tho mines,
this end in view am asking you to place this letter in your valuable
^paper. ^
Trusting that space will be permitted, and thanking'you in anti-,
cipatio'n, ' ■      y ' .
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'■''*''"■ '""■ '"• ;  ■"'s*  " ;> .'Tours fraternally,'Vv   ""*"X^7'":  '""'
*■ f <..-'■•■    '• *■■ ' '"   .     MAURICE BURRELL,
.    " ' .    ' Secretary.
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DARING BURGLARY
AT TRITES WOOD'S
Night \yatchon Scene and Haa 8cuffle
With Culprit—Gets Away but Is
Nabbed by Chief
Employees Discontented—Strike Likely to Involve
English Roads—Sequel to Recent Dispute
LONDON, Doo, 2.—Moro trouble appears to be browing in tbo railway
world, and though Ireland Ib the neat
of tho unrest it ls likoly that the
ISngllsk road» will become involved if
an open conflict develops, Tho dispute
is overdo conciliation schemo whleh
(vprwdtUdtivtM ot tho mon accepted
In tho eettlouent of tho August strike
pod by which thoy entered in a bargain, with tho railway companies to
koop tho poaco for threo years.    Al<
may trouble hits arisen And according io J. H. Thomi.1, M.P,, secretary
or the Amalagmatod Sooloty ot Rall-
wAy Servants, in rapidly developing
Into serloua proportions.    IIo Insists
thnt thero i* danger of another strike.
An1 far as the nrttlth companies aro
concerned both sides aeom pretty well
rmtfoflcd with the worltlun   of   Um
scheme, but the Irish companies tbe
man My, hnvo not carried out their
oblliKfttfon*.    Tlio men state that tho
Irish companies have declined to adopt
Uio rone Illation scheme end persist in
their refttrifll.  Tho companies coutcud
that they aro not parties to tlte net-
tlcment which applied only to tho English roads, but tho workers hold that a
fundamental part of tbo agreement
was that all tho companies acoopt.
Mr. Thomas statos that whon, tho
settlement vnn nrrlwf. nt +.n» mi^rf.?..
as ito tho attitude of tho (.overninont
in ovont ot any company refusing to
accept tho findings of tho royal com*
mission was definitely put to the prime
minister, and Mr. Asquith then stated
that   if  neoensarv   etwirtlnn   nrttMi
would fellow,   Tbe men say that In
theso clrcumitonces but two courses
are oponod, ono for tbe mon to enforce
their doii.ni.ds on behalf of their Irish
fellow mombers}  the other for the
government to carry out its pledge and
compel the Irish companies by law
to fall Into line.   The men are already
thi'tiaUmlng to cease work   and   Mr.
Themaa has no hesitation Ja saying
that the English railway men will sot
beslMto to stand to see that tho Irish
men are protected.
"Wo have exhausted," he said,
"cvny .n*_u>e open to us short of ft
strike"
MIbb Dorothy DaviB was to havo addressed a publlo mooting under tho
auspicos of tho Political Banality Loaguo this week. However, it appoars
tliat tho ardor of thoso who professed
Buch interest In "tho causo" whon
MIbb Davis waB Inst hore, suddenly
cooled upon her departure Tho arrangements for a mooting wero, thore;
fore, completely forgotton, nnd tho
only thing to bo. dono wan to loavo
somo petitions with thoso Interested In
securing tho franchise for women for
signatures, flamo to bo forwarded to
Victoria later on.
Tho night watchman 'at Trltcs
Woods storo had a lively timo in the
enrly jiours of Tuosday last, tho oc
caslon bolng a daring burglary In tho
store, ■■ At about 3 a.m. ho hoard a
noleo In tho dry goods department
and walking swiftly, rovolvor in hnnd,
readied the scono nnd hold up his
man, Ho thon started to relieve tho
bold man of tlio jowelledy ho had filled his pockots with. Whilst in this
notion, tho raldor, who had provlous
to liis bolng caught, tnkon nn nutom-
information that there was a strike
the .majority of ihe men brought Into
tho camp refused to go to work. During tho evening and this morning thero
were groups. of strikers about the
hotel, which ls owned by the syndicate
who control the Hollinger mine. Tho
detectives tried to disperse tho crowd.
Tho detectives wero arrested by tho
provincial police. This is tho first
bloodshed which has occurrod during
the strike.
DIG LABOR DISTURBANCE
THREATENED AT PIT8BURO
THC LATE JAMCS DARfi
Tho death occurred on Frldny afternoon last of .Tamos Brtrr, n wolMtnown
rosident In these ports, near Morris-
•«41    v-^ff*    «»v
dtlvtiM.     _ne de
ceased had been working on tho gov*
ointment road, and on tho day In quo*
tlon, after lunch, he was soon to gasp,
reel ond fall to tho ground. When
ono or two ef his fellow workers arrived on tbo scene life was extinct.
Ho had been undor the care ot Dr.
Ponnell and norsnn tnr .he pfiat three
months. The deceased had been resident hero for the past 18 years-, and
worlod In tho mines tip till the flro.
After that ho obtained employment
with the government He Is sur
vlved hy his widow snif two mnn.
'The funeral took place on Thursday
afternoon, Rov, Mr. Todd officiating.
MIKE QERA
PETER  QERA
JQb. tJONATO
PRANK   ROOERTI
BRUNO  TRIPODI
M. QUINTILLIO
ANTONIO QUINTILLIO
ANTONIO  MARTINI
JOHN  BASSO
S.   D,   BRCOLB
SAM  CIMMKTTI
PETER   PAUL
OUS ROBO
HAN4  WELLDCRQ
AUGUST OUNTOCK
CIIARLCO LCHTI
JOHN   ULVINEN
The above is almost identically a copy of hitters sent out by Michel
Local Union ro the candidature of David Rees in tho forthcoming
election; except.that copies forwarded to Locals contained a footnote
saying that thc reason it was being distributed amongst the Locals
was that they did not think the Ledger would print it, In reply to
These men wore approached by tho, this we would state that so far as wc aro aware tho columns of the
union plckete and as a rooult of the Ledger have always, been open to-tho members of thc organization
whenever request has been made for any matter to bo published that
was of general interest and consistent with the policies and .customs ,
of the U. M. W. of A.. "We also tako thc same opportunity of correcting, or trying to oxplain, any erroneous or misleading statements
which have been inserted unconsciously, or otherwise. It■ is, therefore, with much pleasure that wo attompt to correct some of tho foregoing statements in tho above letter, and more especially considering
that the letter would appear to have only one object'in view, namely
that of trying to bring discredit, on ourselves as President and Score-
tary respectively, of District 18. Tn doing so we would emphasize
tho fact had any member other than D. Rees boon the one effected wo
would not havo acted differontly, as wc aro yet of tho opinion thnt
ho (Brother Rees) is eligible to run for any offico in tho U. M. W. of
A. which ho mny bo nominated for.
Referring to tho first paragraph we must say that it is correct, also
that'pnrt of tho socond, which alludes to President Stubbs stating
whon in Michel that tho matter was being considorod by tlie Executive Bonrd, and Secrotary Carter's ncl.now_odgo.nonl of snmo. Wo
would, however, deny absolutely that thoro is tho least foundation fnr
tho concluding statement of this paragraph which states that the interpretation of tho International Constitution is left entirely in tlio
hands of tho Prosldont nnd Secretary.
Wo will now go ovor tlio facts briefly, nftor which perhaps evon tlio
members of Michel Loeal will soo olonrly tlio injustice, of such mislend-
ing statomonis.
Michel Locnl protested against Hie nomination nf D. Hers; wo discussed llio matter and eonelwlod thnt if wns one wlnYh Hliould bo referred to tho other Executive Board members boforo allowing Bro.
Bees' nnmo to appear on the ballot paper, and tlio roply of six out of
tlm soven Board Members comprising the Executive Bonrd was very
decisive ngalnst sustaining llio protest of Micliol Local, eonsequonily
his nnmo wns placed on the ballot. Wo might sny ftirtlior tlmt wo
advised Bro, Rons to appeal to International President J. P. White
nnd nsk him for a definito ruling, nnd in doing so explained all tlio
<y.-r:-.::...,[„L,L.f.* au«_...ui..uig iiimwuil sincu the settlement of the strike,
Jim. in iti>}y J. P, Wltito quoted tho Constitution nnd did not in thn
least suggest Hint ho wnn not eligible.
Now, referring to llio third paragraph wliieh states that "Bees wim
appointed District Auditor (by whom no one knows)." Thin _.lnl<>.
■,,,f'.,.'._ :•; 1„, £!«_...* a.... v..,u.i. i-Aiiii'iiUy relied on the intelligence of
the members of District 18 were il to be taken seriously, but incidentally, in order to brush the memories of tlio members of Michel Local
who do not know, tlio Disirict Convention report of which proceedings has been in iho hands of all the Locals for somo time, passed a
resolution authorizing the Erefitflve Board to appoint two auditors,
nnd noting under these instructions, D. Paton nnd D. Reos were np-
pointed, An for the statement in this paragraph regnrding two persons dictating tlio policy of our organization, wo do not think it
worthy of comment, ns wo nro prepared to let tho membership decide
for themselves whether thoy arc so lost to thicr sense of duly to them-
pelvM and their organisation to permit either two, or ten time* two,
uulividiittU lu dietntc. the policy of tho United Mino Worker*.
(Signed) C. STUBBS, President,
A. J. GARTER, Sceretary-TreaMirer.
PITSDUItO, Nov. 30.—Officials of
tho Cornoglo Stool Company today
plan to Itjport moro strike-breakers to
tho Draddock and Homestead mills to
brook tho trainmen's strike. Operations will bo roHiimed tomorrow, thoy
sny, In all dopartmonts,
Striko loaders prodlct that tho Importation of moro Btrlko-broakers will
mean a walk-out of 10,000 other employes. Tho Btrlkora' commlttoo Is
trying to Induro tralnmon at othor
plants of the samo stool corporation to
join them in a sympathetic strlko,
IN MEMORIAM
In Memory of those who lost their lives in
the Bellevue Explosion, Dec, 9th, J 910
VAINO   KIINflTMPM
ANDREW  8AARL
HERMAN TEPO
J.  DREVEN8KI
MIKE 8EREZUPOK
JOHN   BODNER     >
OUfl  KINIATVftTVVM
JOHN  008KOE
MIKE  KORMAN
JOSYP P.  BEIQUN
ALBERT BEIOUN
PRED  AI.DBR80N
(Who was on* of th« rescue
party and waa killed en the
following day. He wis a fire
bon at Hosmar)
A Memorial Meeting on occasion of the anniversary will be held in Bfi/fezwe on
Sunday next, Dec. 8th, at 2 p.m,
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FEKNIE,   B. 0„ DECEMBER 7,1912.
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WILL CORRECT
LABOR: GAMP EVILS
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Equipment of  Hospitals  Already  Remedied by the Department.
OTTAWA, Nov. 30'.—When seen Friday in regard to the "report that con-'
. ditions of slavery exist in the railway
1 camps of th© west, Hon. T. W. Crothers, minister of labor, said:  -
"  "You may say, that the department
expects very shortly to have men permanently placed in the camps to look
. after the weifare and conditions of the
men.*
Several "months ago the department
of labor received a report that men
working in the western construction
camps are riot being, properly treated.
' To inquire into this ,the minister sent
a man into the west. A report was received by Hon. Mr. Crothers a few
days ago, but the contents have not
been deliberated upon.
About six weeks ago the department
received a complaint that the hospitals
in the west were not properly equipped.     This was inquired into and it
*■ was found that the conditions were
very bad. This has since been reme-
• dieil. Complaint was also made about
the .labor conditions north of Port Arthur.
I is as much of a nuisance as the union
man who lays down on the job. The
labor movement is kept alive, is being perpetuated, by the voluntary work
of the men and women who never expect any reward beyond the consciousness that* they did tlieir, duty; that
they have contributed their, share towards", making this a-better world toJ
live in.' . The man who can face the
howling mob, though they he of his
own class, with a consciousness that
he has fought their battles and fought
well, and does not look for bouquets or
applause; his reward is in the knowledge of a duty well performed, and
its brick bats for him.—The Iberator.
UNITED  WORKMEN
APPROACHING   BANKRUPTCY
TORONTO, Dec. 2.—Judgment was
reserved by the divisional court today In the appeal of the Ancient Order
of United Workmen from- the order
from putting into, force a revised
schedule of rates. Urging a speedy
settlement of the issue, F. B. Johnson,
K.C.,' who appeared for the' lodge,
stater that this was imperative, as the
organization was approaching bankruptcy. It was finally agreed that appeal take the form of a motion for
Judgment providing that no matter
other than that filed before Justice
Ridell at the first hearing was introduced. - •
ORGANIZED  LABOR
SELECTS CANDIDATES
Six Men Endorsed to" Run for Public
Office in Forthcoming Election .
. NEW WESTMINSTER, Nov. 30.—
Organized labor of the city at a meeting last night decided to place six
candidates in the field at the coming
election.     Three for civic honors and
7 three for the school hoard.   .
——Alderman—Dodd;—the--pre3ent--iabor-
member, was again endorsed for a po-
, sitlon on the council and highly commended for his earnest and efficient
work in behalf of labor and the city
,,   In general.
. Ex-Alderman Ralph Wilson and Mr.
Archie Hogg1, were,the two other civic
' candidates put forward.     Sapperton
will make a fight for the latter candidate as many clashes have occurred
<   between present members on the council nnd residents of that district over
,' various important'matters.
.   On the school board, the labor men
will endeavor  to  place   Mr.   R.   A.
Ktonoy, president of the Trades and
, Labor Council, and Messrs. F. H. P,
Ilclntosh and Honry C. Chamberlln.
. Mr, Stoney has served on the school
board previously,
Owing to many lively clashes with
the present board over awarding of
contracts and purchasing of material,
a lively fight will no doubt take placo
on election day.
Aldorman Gray^was previously on-
dorsod for mayor and will now roceivo
tho support of organized labor for
that offlco.
NATIONALIZATION 18
GOAL OP BRITISH LABOR
Would Have Rational Necesiltlea Con.
trolled by National Government
CHICAGO, Dor.'. 2,—Robort Slmlllo,
proflldont of tho British Collieries fod-
oration,'imade an addreos to the" Chicago Federation of Labor hero Sundny,
in which ho doclarod that nationalization of tho coal mines and railroads
of Great Britain was now tho object
of the English labor unions.
"Tlio coal and railroad Btrlko taught
ub that though wo may put tho machinery of tho,United Kingdom out of
business, it was our wives and ch||.
dron who 'suffered," he said, "We
havo decided to change our tactics and
work to have the control ot national
necessities taken out of the hands of
tho prlvnto Individuals."
LABOR AGITATOR
GETS NO BANQUET
Vancouver Trades and Labor Council
"adopted the following resolution • at
last week's adjourned meeting; "Wo
look upon the attempted revival of
militarism, as embodied in the Boy
Scout movement, and the agitation for
a large standing army and navy with
gravity and apprehension. We consider the success of such a- movement'
not only dangerous to the future peace
of the world, but a menace and a
power in the hands of the employing
class, to be used against us, the work,
ers, as we struggle to Improve our conditions and to bring about the final
emancipation of our class from wage
slavery. Labor has nothing to gain
and everything to lose in this revival
of militarism. Let us show our manhood by courageously opposing It." '
The Government of Alberta has been
v
trying to get a readjustment of railway
rates for haulage of Alberta coal.
Lethbridge coal sells at $8.50 per ton
in Winnipeg, and the railway charge is
$-1.45 per ton. . A' discriminating
charge is allowed on Pennsylvania
coal is shipped1 to Western Canada. In
Canada $3.65 is the rate for hauling
coal the same distance as American
road|S charge $1.70. Pennsylvania;
coal costs ,at the mine $1.80. At
Taber, Alta., the cost at the mine is
$3.50 to $3.75 per ton. »/ " "
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The Socialists must not attack religion, is the favorite cry of a lot
of gospel sharks. For there are.'gos-
pel sharks as there are loan sharks.
Dr. J. M. Gray, dean of the Moody
Institute, which was founded for evangelistic purposes by Moody, declared'
at the Chicago Evangelists' conference
on September 30lh, "The present day
evangelist becomes so tangled up with
'boosters'and hymn book propositions
that they.are simply.in a irioney-jnak.
ing business.. Dr.,F. F:-Taylor, of the
First Baptist Church, Indianapolis, declared that' the methods of some successful evangelists were nothing but
graft. "When I started out as an evangelist," said* Taylor, "another evan.
gelist invited me to come to his house
as he said 'to learn the tricks of the
trade,' 'I have got 'em'skinned'a
mile in taking an offering,' was one of
thi3 evangelists' boasts:" \ • These are
the kind of gospel sharks who howl
against Socialism. When you find a
priest or a minister opposing Socialism
you have a perfect, right to be suspicious of him,
A SONG OF A SISTER
By the Rev. W. D. P. Bliss
I sing you a song of the gold-washed
hair,
A song of a painted cheek,
A song of a draggled silken skirt,
Of a name that I will not speak.
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'Ti8 a song of the hills and the daffodils,     °
And the blue of a baby's eyes,
Of a mother's love that bends above
Like the arch of Paradise.
'Tis a song of a maid in the great,
great town,c
.   A song of a trusting heart;
And  alas,  'tis  the song of a cruel
wrong,
-The song of a scoundrel's art.
There's a cry that comes from baby
.'     lips-
One cry and then no more;
'Tis the tale of the strife of a lonely
life—
,,' Discharged from the o'er-filled store.
There are lips in New York that drink
champagne,
BeeauFe of the price of milk;
There are limbs that find no honest
dress,-■
And therefore are clad iri silk.
There are bedsjn New York nd priest
, " can bless;
But listen—away in heaven,
There rlngeth a" song that the angels
'     sing,— " ■   'y
The song of a soul life-shrlven.
Letters to the Editor
The Editor docs not necessarily acquiesce in the views expressed hy" corrospoudeliWand"*
docs not hold himself responsible for same.
VICE-PRESIDENT JONES
EXPOSES VIOLATION OF
MINING LAW IN ALBERTA
Path of Man Who Holps In Upward
8truggle of Workers Not a Rosy
One
lOvnry once In n wlillo wn meet union mon who havo beon active In tholr
union or in tho Konoral labor move-
ment, who have becomo dUPourngnd.
Tttov  will tell vou thnt worVMnKmon j lockers for nil theso men
' Hillcrest.'Alta, Dec. 3, 1912
To tho Editor, District Ledger.
. Dear Sir,—I have just returned after
spending several days down In the
Lethbridge and ' Taber coal districts,
and I find conditions ln that part of
this District much worse than in the
Crows Nest, and much ot the cause
can be attributed to the government ln
their failure to carry out the mining
laws of the province. I find several
of tho prairie mines openly violating
the mining laws, and without much effort on tho part of those thatraro paid
by tho govornmont to soe that the
laws governing 4tho mlnos aro carried
out, Tho Diamond Coal Company
for instance, Imvo been working ,for
sovoral months without tho supervision of a person holding a manager's
certificate, although in fnlrncBB to that
company, they have the Chief Inspector of Mines (J. I. Stirling) out thoro
ofton, and probably ho looks nftor
thlngB, But ln my estimation Mr.
Stirling should compol tho company
to appoint a manager thore according
to tho mining act. There are plenty
of mon In this province holding first
class certificates, nnd it's n wondor
to mo why somo of thorn hnvo not ox«
posod the mothods that nro used ln
giving permits to men without certificates, and also havo failed to pass
their examination. It certainly does
appear moBt ridiculous for Mr. Stirling
to give permits while tlioro aro all
kinds of men with certificates, It
looks a bin Joke to bo ablo to hold a
manngor's certificate In this provlneo
whon thoro nre only one or two companies thnt. havo a decent washhouse,
Tho Mining Act calls for "sufficient
accommodation to bo provided which
fhall not bo In the engine houis or
boiler house, for enabling the persons
employed In tho mlno to conveniently wnflli thomsolveB and dry and
chnngo their clothes,' In looking for
tho wimhliotiBo nt Dlnmond City I
found ii llllo dog hole 8 foot wldo by
12 fool loifir, and 15 lockers (or placos
for 6 mon's clothes). No wator thore,
Mm mon \\n\p pt»I tn nnr-k It (mm tho
holler room, und In this place closo
on ioo mon wash, nnd the mlno hns
br«en worklnR for over threo yosrs.
Hut thc company Is prt'pariup another
plnco a little blinier, with 20 or 30
It's a dis.
law himself, and in fact uses all his
influence In prohibiting the men from
having the right to appoint their officials to inspect the mines, as ■ they
would he liable to see that these coal
companies that are violating the law
would be compelled to live up to the
statutes of the province.
Also the Mining Act calls 'that
where the amount of wages paid depend on the amount of minerals gotten
that lt shall be truly weighed accordingly at platfo as near to the pitmouth
as ls reasonably practicable, We fihd
mines in the lignite field, that come
under this act, not weighing tholr coal
at all, and giving any weight they
please, Iri ono mlno In particular
whero thoy aro not organized In tho
Taber field men' wero loading as much
as 500 to COO lbs from every car, and
when thoy rebelled tho company
agreed to try another man to guoas for
tho men, bit no talk of paying back
any shortage, nnd now thoy aro worse
off with tho now man than with tho
old one.' Then this company discharged about half-a-dozen of tho ones
that they thought wore complaining,
and In tho same mine most of the men
work 10 and 12 hours a day, la lt
not strange that tho Chief Inspector
cannot find ono case of violation of
tho Bight Hour Law or of tho Mining
Act In tho llgnlto field whoro he should
procood and prosecute? Wo realize
that tho District Inspector has far too
many mlnos to look aftor, He has
away over R0 mlneB to Inspect, and it
is ImpoBBlble for him to mako a
thorough Investigation of any mlno,
Just upending nbout two hours onco In
two montho. It euro ls a farco of the
worst kind, and porhapB Mr. Chief Inspector will tako moaRiires to have
this stato ot affairs adjusted.
Thanking you for space,
' Yours truly,
•   J. O. JONBS,'
Vice-Pros, Dis. 18, U.M.W.A.
Re NOMINATION DAVID REE8
GLAD8TONE LOCAL UNION
nro iiiinppn'<>ln(lv«>, nnd that tlio only
reward for tho«o who worlt lri1 thr> In-
forest or thn toilers ls extreme critic.
Ikm. contumely and vlllflcntlon. Those
wbo enter the labor movement expect'
lng to rpci'lvn the plaudits of thn work-
ith und ospt-tt to  ..;..<;iao   ,_    p._il. ,
unwo to humanity to ne.i the places
tho minors try to wash In nt these
prairie ramps.
Ventilation In somo of tho llgnlto
mines Is HnmothhiK that casts strong
reflection on the men who are respon-
MiW.     V.w. F.l_.!.t Hour X.vi: of tho
strewn wllh roses, had hrttcr keep out j province Is completely lunorod st all
ot tin' Kntnc. ll '-.» Wrick* lor tlm K>>>' i U>.• lno.ili. lulu*1.. u,.ll_ llui uxcvpllui.
Who ploys the «"trr«* ftqunre In the la- of three mines; nil the othors openly
hor movpnxrnt, nn<t iiiunlly most ef violate It, tnt-n working 12 hour*«-very
the bricks come from hla own aldo of
the house, thnt Is, from the workors.
The union man who pout* because he
ik't m. II..U xuWfi *otk tUiu. Um other
follow, and rants shout the other fel
Fernio, B.C., 3rd Doc, 1012
To tlio Locals comprising District IB,
U, M. W. of A.
Dear Blr and I_ros„-~We aro tnk«
Ing tho liberty' ot forwarding to >ou
i'opy ut Uiu _ci_i'> v_v. mm iuMihj, in
tlio letter circulated throughout the
District by Michel I_oeal Tnlon regard-
Inn tlio ntioiitloii of the right of Dro.
David Itees to bo a candldato for In-
ti'inm.c_.ii.i_ .-u.1.1- ...."nun.! n.i v,n. i-oi_..-
coming District Elect Ion,
llro. Rees has always been a union
man, and on coming hore from Wales
seven years ago wns admitted to membership ln thn United Mine Worker*
hy trnnifw f-nnt. tt_> lm* Ihwi nn
active member In the organisation
tlirouchout, "n't ivl./.rr v.ir ho in knmvn
enjoys the full corifidenco of the mom.
hers. At tho close of tho strike of
Inst year he was discriminated against
by the Coal Compnny for hit activity
dny In thf. mlno*, aomo men having ns
much ns elovrn dnys work In flvo, snd
ulitn thvy romp-air. to tbo inntaor In the <roT_. eft h*-orgtBltatU. n and! rein. v.tU toll thctu tl lay Information to 'fn*** omploymont, «nd thnt Is his jxm.1-
the police and prosecute, but takes'tion today.    Por seme tlon* he bu
low not doing IiIh Hhare of tho work, good care not to try and enforce the .been hvtortulUeully employed by the
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Co-operative Society doing cellar work
but the work Iscasaal'and not permanent. . < ,
Bro, Rees"ffas malM"ainM~_ii_rmenF*
bersbip in the organization, a right
which is conceded bythe general practice of the organization—John Mitchell
(ex-International'President) being the
most noteworth'y'exa'mple. ' -
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• t As to the' right ot Bro. ReeB to'accept nomination for office, ws wish
to refer to Article 6, section, 3 of
our District Constitution, which reads
as follows: "Any member in good
standing in his Local Union shall be
eligible to hold a District Office, provided he has been a member of District 18 for af least twelve months."
With regard to Bro. Rees' appointment as District Auditor; Mlchol
Local, makes an Insinuation that is far
from creditable to them.   In tho. print.
ed report of..the Ninth Annual Convention of District 18, page 111, w«
find the' following—"Exhibit No. 32:
Moved by Delegate Jones, and .duly
seconded, That the recommendation of
the Committee bo amended to the effect that the matter of tho appointment
T>f auditors and alternatives be left in
the' hands of the District Executive
Board. Motion as amended—carried."
That is where the District' Board' got
their authority, and Michel Local had
throo men at this convention and evidently do not know the District Board
appointed Bro. Rees as one.of the District Auditors Bhortly after the business of tho convention concluded, Bro.
Roes being at that time engaged <in
preparing a share book for-Fernie
Local. A'District Auditor Is an officer of tho District, as stated In Article
3, Section 1 of our District Constitu
tion, which reads as follows: ".The officers of' this District to consist of
President,  Vice-President. and , Secret
ta^TreTsiife-7Sn"dTW0~AlJDIT0RS:"'
This fact alone would, entitle Bro.
Rees to hold office, and would meet
the objection of Michel Local.
But should all these quotations be
necessary. ' Bro. Rees| loyalty to the'
organization is unquestioned, and why
should we imitate the Coal Company,
by discriminating against him.' We
are of the opinion that the members
of the United Mine Workers in this
District will not question theVlght of
Bro. Rees to receive nonjlhatton for
any office in their keeping when they
l«irn the facts of tbe case, and we tire
satisfied to rest tho case with the
members of this District, with tho as.
surdn'co that they will'give,it honest
consideration.     We are alBO reason
ably certain that even' the members
of Michel Local will recede from their
present position and, withdraw, their .
opposition to the candidature ~of Bro..
Dave Rees.      ^      ?     "7     '.. • ~-   "•-
Wishing your Local ©very success,
jnd hoping-for an extension_ of the
usefulness of our organization,.
We are,  , y     '
Fraternally yours,
For tho Executive'Committee,
(Signed) T. UPHILL,
Secretary.
P.S.—Since Bro Harries received tho
ruling from President White, Bro.
Rees haB also written the International President, who, In his'reply, does
not state that Bro. Reos Is ineligible
to hold office, and points' out that his
ruling, to Bro. Harries was made in
connection with Section 1, Article 8,
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rfhe .Trade Unions'.,Bill,' which, re1'
presents'the.effort of the government-
to relleye'trade "unions in some measure from the'disabilities^ under the
Osborne judgment, - has. entered upon
its, Standing Committee Btage. . The
Labor, members found an early opportunity of seeking   to   amend the
■ measure by omitting" .reference to the
. furtherance of political objects, and.so
-removing all restrictions on trade union action.' * .:•  »-   r   • i.      •"'_    ,
In the division the labor members
were supported by a number of Liber-
'alB, and,.the Government by all the
Unionists. The voting was very close,
seventeen being for the amendment
and nineteen against, the government
views being thus endorsed by a ma.
'Jorlty of t\rt>.'
After some further amendments had
been struck out and another by Lord
Wolmer postponed, to be brought up
ln a new clause, the Committee passed
Clause I and adjourned. ~ > •
How the Clause Stands
Clause I, which now stands part of
the bill, amends the law'as tb the ob-'
jects and powers of Trade Unions and
"subject to the^ provisions of,this Act
as to the furtherance of political objects," gives power to the unions to
apply their funds for any lawful o\>
•Jects or purpose's for" the time being;
authorized under its constitution. Mr.
MacDonald's amendment was that the
words "subject to the provisions of
this Act'as to the furtherance of political objects" should be omitted. Mr.
Wardle, replying to objections, .'urged
against the amendment, asserting that
minorities in trade unions always exercised influence oh, the policy of that
union. There never had been any attempt to interfere with the rights of
the minority in a trade union to vote
exactly as the pleased at elections.
The accusation of the opponents, of
the bill that thousands of men in this
country were against their ywill cora-
, pelled to join the unions .'was mon-
■ strous.. Mr. Bowe'rman informed hon
members that at the last trade union
■ congress.the vote on this subject represented <1,868,000 In favor of the.re-
„ versa! of the Osborne judgment • and
\!'39,000 against. ^ The Attorney-General
said he gathered that the committee"
approved Jhe^principle of the bill. The
point involved in the amendment was
whether in granting these extensions
.of tlie- unioriis' powers parliament
would impose any conditions,.or whe.
ther.as Mr. ttamsay Macdonaid.con-
v-tondedr:no*-condltionswshould*Tbe"~im?
posed at all. -   Mr. Brace. said the
. amendment was intended to carry out
the. plain, demand'of organized labor
; as expressed by Trade' Unionists of
this country.
lus.rates" the "same"? "peculiarity^ <7% His
vote was ' notJ-'di_nlnished,: /but", where,
in, 1910 his opposition, was:divided7in,
I9i2 it was united, Congressman Victor
Bergert-made,an admirable,record in
liis'twq^years^of sVrvioeH' ;The. only
Socialist 'in'Congress,^ or'in othepna-
'tlonal "office. he^mmWded respect
for his-intelligence, his" fidelity" to ,the
principles he .believed,in, and his'pa-
triotis-n. . Socialism as a political'and
economic foivce In America-has gained
a fairer hearing because;,of the fine
character of Victor Berger..   \-
STATE INSURES
TWELVE MILLION
Special   Establishment With
Hundred Clerks Engaged
Two
LONDON, Dec. , 2.-rDoctors and
Chancellor Lloyd-George still differ as
to, the„terms of the state insurance
scheme, but the general activity under
the act is> developing without hindrance. ' ' .
Iri fact, insurance aqt officials are in
for a busy time now that the first
quarter under the insurance act has
come to a olose. It has become their
duty o check the 12,000,000 returned
cards, to'see that the .value of the
stamps corresponds with the credit
sought by. tho officials of the several
approved societies that-are administering benefits. A special establishment with' 200 clerks'is engaged "on
this work.' .     ,     ' 7     ,■„•,'
The work,does not mean that each
card h_.B to be checked,, for any contributor who returns a card unstamped for,-say, two weeks, will not be
harassed by officialism, but will be
treated as not being entitled to come
into benefit until twenty-eight weeks
from July.15 have elapsed.-.
At the commissioners' headquarters
the sole concern is to see that no so-
society is 'credited with more money
a han it is really entitled to receive. Of
c.urse, absolute,defaulters will receive
■il.e attention of inspectors, and des.
pite'statements which have been pub-.
Hshed to the contrary, a good many
of these officials are already at work.
The' act is > still very unpopular,
though most people are now disposed
to give it a fair .trial. This unpopu-,
larity, however, has .aided in putting
back any immediate, development bf
the chancellor's; land -reform Jdeas.
Legislation that disturbs''' old-established customs"and notions is always
unpopular in England till benefits can
be shown, and that time is not yet
for the insurance scheme!. - .    ,
magazine could hope.to;do-;in a^short
space of time." Among. the socialists
themselves we have found far-severer
critics than anywhere else:', Some of
them have doubted their orthodoxy and
suspected us of .belrig7 nothings-better
tbaH wolves iri-sheep's.clothjngiySuch
criticisms- we'can 'bear with equan-'
imity, knowing that Ihey ;were inevitable, and really quite unimportant. If
we obeyed in all respects the demands
of these "critics, we should , not; be a
popular magazine, and we1 should not
circulate among,the big battalions of
the people. • We never undertook any
mission tothe Socialist"party;1 we did
undertake to give Socialism a real
hearing before-the great'public who
either disregard or despised' the
movement. And in this way we claim
to, have.done and to be doing a far
greater service,to the.party itself than
can ever be .done by a purely socialistic ' publication. - Progress can only
come through awakening the interest
and the conscience of the great mass
of the people.' And we should never
accomplish anything in; that" direction
by either doing or being all that some
of our. Socialist friends desire.—Metropolitan. -
NEW SOUTH WALES TO HAVE',
NEWSPAPER FOR CONVICTS
_ SYDNEY, N. S. W„ Nov. 30. — A
newspaper is about to bs started for
the benefit of prisoners, to be called
the Compendium, under the supervi-.
sion of comptroller general of prisons,
Mr. McParlane, whosays: 7
"The new sheet should not be- In
the nature, of a tract, but should contain the news of the day, cut from, the
leading newspapers, no leading articles, "or reference to political or sec-
t"!an matter, or anything of a cti-
troversal nature, to be excluded. Articles written, by those competent to
write them might be accepted, as well
as suitable standard poetry."
He proposes to call the paper the
Compendium. and the proposed contents of the first issue are:
A summary of notable events, 1900
to 1912; a "review of the year 1910;
news'of the day from Australia," Asia
and the"United Kingdom; general articles, on the republics of China and'
Portugal; rulers of the principal countries of the world and service notes;
poetry, extracts from national and
other recognized poets.     ' ' '
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SOCIALISM IN CONGRESS
KANSAS City Star (Ind.), Nov. 8 —
A phenomenon" of our representative
.governments that th© Socialist Party
has lost Its one representative in Con-
gross, although the Socialist vote of
the country is approximately . twice
what It was when Mr. Berger was
elected.    Mr. Berger's one district 11-
A "BIG"
MAGAZINE,
1 AND
SOCIALISM
We are not so foolish as to attribute
the very rapid broadening of views"
which has.taken place in the last year
to" the, efforts of' The Metropolitan
alone." On the contrary, we are willing
enough to admit that tho very attitude
of The Metropolitan Itself is a.symptom,' rather than a cause, of this
broadening of view. We do believe,
however, that we have helped lh some
small degree to affect the mental at.
titude of the average man. And that
Is about as much   as   any   monthly
GRAHAM ISLAND COAL ■  <■
:■ .     LANDS ARE IN DISPUTE
$85 DIAMOND RING, $30 LADIES' OR GENT'S WATCH, $15 SOLID GOLD EMERALD
SET LOCKET..   Coupon given with every cash purchase of 1.00
for December only.    Drawing Jan. 1st, 1913.     See windows.
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As C. LIPHARDT,   Fernie, B. C
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Suit   Over   Price   of   Graham   Island
Collieries' Property Is Being .,
" , ■     '. " ',      Heard ■ ,
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The price of 22,000 acres of coal
lands on Graham Island is in dispute
between the Graham Island Collieries
Company and the Canadian Development company, in a suit begun in the
Supremo Court recently. .
The plaintiff.}, the Graham Island
Company, set out In their statement of
claim that they bought 22,000 acres of
coal from Mr. H. R. Bellamy, who Ib
named as a co-defendant, through the
defendants, to whom they paid $10 an
acre.
The Graham Island Collieries Company say that the defendant concern
only paid (4.50 an acre for the land;
that' they acted as their "agents and
that because of this, they should have
delivered it„to their principals, the
Grabam-Island-Companyrfor~thesa_ne-
price." ••"    '    , ..'._''_■"
The plaintiffs say, that ;they. have
already paid $100,000 for the property,
which is the amount of the deal at
$4.50 an ;acre, and ask..the court to declare them, the owners of the whole
tract. ''
Mr. J. W. de B. Farris and Mr. Emerson, are acting for the plaintiff company, and Mr. S. S.,Taylor, K.C., and
Mr, W. J. .Baird for the Canadian De.
velopmfent Company Mr. H. M.
Clark Is for Mr. Bellamy,
Order your Christmas Cards at once
TEN GREAT FACTS Concerning the Future of
Athabasca Landi ng
3. TUB PACT that Athal.ai.ca Landing is tlio
only gateway lo tho opening up of tho New Empire—tho Grando Prairio and Poaco Rivor country,
which hns millions of acres of tho richest farming
land in Western Canada, and a climate most suil-
nblo to wlieat growing.
2. THE PACT tliat Athabasca Landing is sit-
, natcd on tho most southern point of tho Athabasca
Itivcr which has four thousand miles of navigable
wator.
3. THE FACT that Alhabnsca Landing is llio
wholesale, nuimifuoturing and distributing city for
tho Grande Prairio nnd Peace Rivor Country.
-1. THE PACT thnt Athabasca Landing has tho
largest flow of natural gas in Western Canada,
which is thc greatest aBsct to manufacturing concerns.
5. THE FACT that Athabasca Landing is sur-
rounded by tho richest oil fields in Western Canada.
C.   iniZ FACT CimL AUial.....ia Laming m.__ liio
greatest doposit of asphalt in thc world which is
tho most needed resource to Western Canada, owing to its rapid development;
7. THE FACT that Athabosca Landing hns a
pulp-'jvood industry which, when developed, will
supply *nll Western Canada with paper.
8, THE PACT that Athabasca Landing has
companies such as Canodian Pacific, Canadian Nor-
thorn, Tho Steep Bank Oil Co., Tlio Groat North
Oil and Asphalt Co., Amorican-Canadian Oil Co,,
and sovoral othor privato companies enormously
capitalized which aro developing theso resources,
fl. THE FACT that Athabasca Landing is tho
Northorn Terminal for tho C. N. R. lines, Canadian
Pacific Lines, Grand Trunk Pacific Hues, Trims-
Pacific, McKonzio nnd Hudson's Bay Railroad.
10. THE FACT that whon investing in Atha-
basua Landing realize thut you can buy closest in
proporty at lowest prico and most rensonnblo forms,
with ovory lot guaranteed, by tho largest and most
miui-.o iteaity firm ot Western Canada;
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Provident
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Get your raisins, currants, peels, and
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THE DISTBIOT LEDGER; PERHIE, -r B. CL, DECEMBER 7,1912.
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Published every Saturday morning at its office,
Pellat Avenue, Fernie, B. 07' Sal.scription7'$l.p0
per -year in advance.' An excellent advertising
Medium.   Largest circulation;in the District
H. P. NERWICH, Editor.
Telephone No. 48. Post Office Box No..380
CONSTANTINOPLE THE KEY OF COMMERCE
*TfiFs tells tfie story without further words. > '■'■'•'■
" It is possible that"we may see Europe,-aflame yet
it is highly improbable, consequent upon the growing solidarity of.the workers of all"nations on/the
one hand and the inter-relation~of'commercial inter;,
ests on the other, acting; as' po\verful factors. in "contributing to a peaceful solution, which we earnestly
hope may be the culmination of the existing im
broglio.
'SENDS ARMY OF POLICE,TO CUMBERLAND
MINES." „   ,f
THE unspeakable Turk!" "lie ought to be
wiped off the map!"  "He's a blotch upon
civilization!"
The above quoted expressions are quite commonplace these days. Let us ask the question:
Why are they only used'in reference to the Turk?
Very probably the answer might bo prefaced by
" Well! I'm surprised that yqu should ask so stupid
a question when you know, as well as anybody
what an infamous creature the Turk is; bloodthirsty in his actions, relentless in his hate, utterly void of humane sentiments, etc.'.'
We'll acknowledge that the picture is by no
means overdrawn, still if cruelty to others (although it may. differ in its manifestations) be
deemed a good and.sufficient excuse for "wiping-
him off the map," there are many others for whom
the Turk is a fit companion. How about Russia?
A country claiming to be "Christian," yet whose
list of the most appalling atrocities far outnumber
those of Turkey. ■ Perhaps the reader may admit
that' this is 'true, and that a like fate should be
' meted out to Russia as has been suggested for
' Turkey. , The question then arises who - is there
without stain eligible to cast the first stone?
Not the United States whose butchery of inoffensive natives in the Phillipines reads like a chap-
-ter from the "Conquest'of Peru," for diabolical
- ingenuity and callous indifference, under promise
. of fair treatment these unfortunates were beguiled
from their mountains and when they.reached-the
valley below mowed down like wheat - before a
hailstprm, regardless of age or sex, and.their bodies
tin own into the ditches dug in readiness for the
' massacre. '. ■• ...
Not Great Britain with the Chinese iniquity of
the opium trade, a matter of history; the more
recent. Boer War undertaken ostensibly (with
characteristic hypocrisy of capitalism's' supporters) for the protection of British-.subjects- and
their "rights" to the enjoyment of political privileges when its most ardent defenders have been
forced to admit that all of the protestations about
defending the Britishers resident in the Transvaal
was the veriest humbug to cover upliheir nefarious-
' schemes on behalf of the Randites money interests.
Not France with her Dreyfus Scandal, her persecutions of Herve and the anti-miltarists. "'.' '• -
-    Not Germany where Less Majeste has been charged against those criticising openly the acts^.of the
Kaiser.' ■   -   , '-.■'.
Not Italy with her recent Tripolitan campaign
and its .death roll of thousands of Italian working
men and consequent-misery in many homes.,        °,
Not Belgium with the memory- of the Cpngo
atrocities committed during the reign of the late
"Christian" King Leopold, who reaped considerable pecuniary profits therefrom.
Not Austria whose oppression of Servia is historical.
There is not a single one of the. European nations
that docs not "live in a glass house," therefore it
ill becomes Ihem to "throw stones" at tho turk.
"The sick man of Turkey" has in thc past performed a very useful function for thq other nations
—•that of a buffer block.
The Powers are all ro jealous of one another that
a really, "strong" nation with headquarters at
Constantinople would be n serious menace to tho
othors, henco thoir "disinterestedness."
Por those thnt do not gulp tho ready made opinions dished up by the masters,' servants with their
morning coffee, but delight in digging beneath tho
surface, a glance at tho map showing tho strategical position of tho Ottoman Capital will demonstrate why tho powers tolerated tho Sultannto so
long. It will be noted thnt here Ib where tho three
continents, Europo, Asia nnd Africa practically con-
verge, therefore it is the commercial advantage and
not any foolish scntimcntalism that actuates tho
"disinterested" ones to pursue tho course thoy do.
Sentiment is tho veneer used to cover up tho real
reason—economic conditions—for nil tho wars of
tho last eontury, nnd Although thoro nro mnny still
under tho Rpoll of "patriotism," nevertheless this
is receding boforo the even growing realization thnt
"protection of thoir profits" is tho actuating factor of the "disinterestedness' of tho clans in control
nnd not any ethical consideration thoy put forth
as a pretext, otherwise thoy would hnvo shown it
by their dealings with matters nearer homo.
From Constantinople to Suez Cnnnl is but a ..hor.
distance by land, therefore thc Brit sli merchants
see thai if, say, Ruflsio were lo gain possession of
Cn..«.tnn1it.nr.lf thfir flnmmwHn. Tnt^wnt, m?r»ht hn
norimifiiy ^o»pnrdi«pd.
Agiun, Russia musi strenuously object to any
othor strong powor nhtnining control of CVmstnn-
tinople.iiH that would bn a stiuiding menaco to hor
Commercial Interests, ns then tlm Blnck Rom could
Un very easily bottled up,
A rwiMit cartoon in ono of tho U. S. MngnzincH
depicted tho entire situation in n graphic nnd all
comprehensive manner i Two individuals labelled
"Turk" and "Balkan" respectively nro shown nt
the bottom of Iho fi.ri.rr. locked in mortal combat,
whilo nn fithnr «tidr of the prr»i/»M.rif.f rocks nlinvo-
nro vultures respectively of tho six great powers
looking with on« oyo nt the combatants below, nt
the name timo tho othor optic Ir cooked sidewiso nud
fixed upon the bird of prey on Uto opposite jutting
mob.
y 'The strike" situation at Cumberland having developed such serious phases that, in order to effectually guard against breaches of the peace Attorney-General Bowser has given instructions for the
immediate detail there of one hundred picked constables, who will-operate under the orders of Chief
Constable Stephenson, at-the same, time taking
from the hands of the Cumberland city authorities
the policing of the town until such time as matters
have resumed their normal course. It is expected
that with the co-operation of the local board of
licence commissioners,/ the next move as a safeguard against disorder and lawbreaking will be the
closing of all places at which intoxicants may be
obtained, until the necessity for such drastic action
no longer exists.
"Although the company has been working a large
number of men of late and the production of the
mines has beeu reported as again approaching normal, conditions in certain respects have been growing worse and such tension is indicated'thai serious
collisions appeared inevitable unless drastic preventive methods were quickly adopted. The situation heretofore has been the harder to deal with in
"view of the fact that the mines at which the industrial controversy arose are in an'unorganized.district, and therefore under direct supervision and
administration by the province, while the city authorities direct affairs .within the town in which
both strikers and those at "present working have
their homes.     ,'
"In order to secure uniformity of administration
during a critical period, the Attorney-General has
therefore thought it "the part of Avisdom to take
over, entire authority in the matter of the preservation of law and ordernn the city, and has sent to
•the scene T. B. Shoebotham, who will at once assume charge of any prosecutions which Chief Constable Stephenson may regard it as necessary to
initiate. The large -force which will operate" under
the chief constable's orders is composed for the
most part of regular men, reinforced by tried special
officers; none,of whom, are from the affected.district." ;;   . ' \ ■ , ;
'-From the remarks contained.in.the,above clipping from a coast paper.it will be noted'that when' it
suits the Provincial authorities to" do-so they; can
over--ride'Or-supe_;cede-the-administrative-forces7of:
the" city. We call attention to this for the'reason
that there are many here who entertain the impression that it would be^a good'tplari:toVhave,a Rtayor
of Fernie taken from tlie ratiks'-bf .trie--workers-so
that in the event of/a strike'he would.no be in-such'
a hurry to protect property first,,but would make
the safeguarding of human life the primary consideration. Such' lessons as these are of value to
thoso that think that the defenders, of capitalism
may be replaced by and through the election of representatives taken from the working class to fill
civic posts. .   '    ' h   -
The comparison between tho location of the mines
near Cumberland and the town can be well made
with the City of Fernio and Coal Greek. , To quote
"Tho mines at'which tho industrial controversy
arose are in an unorganized district, and therefore
under direct supervision and administration by lho
province, while tho city authorities direct affairs
within the town in which both strikers and those
nt present working havo their homes,"
CHRISTMAS; SERENADING    .
- (Communicated)., yy
7 The Ferni^ Salvation.Aray;/bai_d,-
weather permltUng,*.will be serenading
,tbe di3tVlct.. .commemorating.that great
event, the birtffof oiir Savious; also aif-'
pealing to you to help us carry on the
work here in Fernie. - Each bandsman
is striving to*'do this by'tbeir "lives
daily, and ip trying - to • play praises
unto God through their instruments at
almost every' service, and.'also trying'-
to bring a little, cheer to the" depressed. 'This, is done. willingly,.without
any remuneration outside the.: ^pod
blfessing o£,God. Hoping you will help,
us as you-have in the.past.-'-'.May,God
bless .the reader; best wishes to nil.
Yours in.Christ's service, S Bell, (capt),
E. Delemont "(lieut), W. "Ratcliffe,
(Bandmaster). '■• v ;
WORKMEN'S PAY .
MEETING'S OBJECT
7 Constable Kerr, "of Corbin.-was. lri
town on Saturday.'- ? xyS-" " '*
', A bunch of .vagrants \were, rounded?
up by the local pblice^duririg'tbe weefcj
77A.1 patients', in th^Jlsplaiion' Hospital were released last .-Friday.' -' '■   7
- Constable Crawford,, of- ForCSteele.
is in town.        ■"  -y   .'   _>.>'. -v,\
■_• The regular monthly,7tea "bt* the
Ladies' Guild ■• ofT Christ Church will
be held at the home of Mrs.-Reading
on Wednesday, > Dec.- 11,-at.'3.30,'■
7The regular monthly meeting.of
the. Ladies' Benevolent Society will
be held at the home'of Mrs. Trites on
Saturday, Dec. 7,-at-3.30..       '    '   7
Chief-Minty returned Dewery.Quigg
to the-" Provincial Industrial Sohool,
Vancouver, from, whence he escaped a
short time ago.- ,
Delegates  From   Every. State  in
Union are In'Session In New
York
the
A meeting of the Fernie Board of
Trade will be held on Monday evening
next at 8 o'clock, when the proposed
banquet and other matters will be discussed. -       •     .    .
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING
AT this timo of tho year when ovoryono is looking forward to a recognized festive season, it
would only be right to consider thoso who look forward with dread to tlio fow days, or weeks, boforo
tho ovont. Wo rofor to tho shop assistants, teamsters nnd all othors whose work consists in catering
to tho public needs. Christmas shoppers generally
tako a cortain nmount of pleasure jn thoir purchasing campaign. Tt is entirely difforont for thoso
who havo to soil tho Christmas gifts, Whon Christ-
niiis Day dawns it finds thorn worn out, all bocnuso
tho public must wait until tho last moment, With
Christmas in sight tho exhortation "Shop Enrly J",
cannot bo too much insisted upon. By nliopping
oarly you mnko lifo onsiorfor tho shop assistants
nnd tonmstors, by shopping Into you malco holl on
earth fnr nil of H«i»n -SHOP EAUTjY.
NEW YORK, • Dec. 2.—Delegates
from nearly every state in the Union
met in convention here' today under
the auspices of tlie-National Civic Federation to discuss ,the„'_.ub_ect of work-
ingmen's compensation. Besides the
delegates apointed by the governors
of the various states in which-work-
lngmen's compensation acts have not
been passed,- or incomplete laws have
been adopted, there were at'the conference representatives ■ of industrial;
labor and employers' organizations and
members of civic bodies- '.-      -', -- - 7"
It is the aim, of the gathering-to
frame a model-compensation-act modeled directly upon the plan drawn by
the civic federation, \which, will be
adopted as the > standard and will
eventually become a law in all states.
August Belmont, .chairman of the
Civic Federation'^ department on compensation for, industrial accidents and
their prevention, ■ presided, and in his
opening address discussed -the question, "How May-the Injured Workman
be Guaranteed His. Compensation in
Case of Insolvency on'the Part,of His
Employers?" and also outlined the
Civic Federation's model compensation
act, which provides that next to wages
due an injured.workman's claim shall
be a first lien upon.,a business.    »"
United Sta'tes-jStenatpr Sutherland bf
Utah, "speaking In support of the pro.
posed, federal act." which - is based ori
'that,of the'Civic*Federation, said that
under the present law railroads of the
io_untry_areJp_aying__dut__annually_$.LO.w
085,000 as compensation^ to workmen
for injuries, but*'-'under' the proposed
law $18,000,000 would' be available.
W.'J. Carter,** president .* of the
Brotherhood of. Locomotive Firemen!
and Enginemen, opposed federal legislation at,present, saying he desired to
see what-the Individual states would
do, and then profit by their mistakes.
Hal'H. Smith, of Detroit, a member
of the Michigan workmenls compensa--
tion commission,, said the "elective"
law in bis state had been approved by
workers and employers, and ■ to his
mind cp/mpul8qryf(}p.ws ar^o unnecessary. . Job E, Klni}nne,.ch&ir_pan of the
Michigan commission, enlarged upon
Mr. Smith's explanation pf, the workings of the "elective" law,
1 Victor Rosowattor, editor of The
Omnlia Bee, nnd a.iriembor of the Ne-,
braska compensation commlttoe, thought it would bo "manifestly, unjust to
mnko employers pay for tho lives of
mori killed on the wny to or from
work." lie believed Borne provision
can bo mado for nil classes of workers,
David A, Reed, chairman of tho.
fonnsylvanla Industrial' accident
commission, said ho preferred compensation to employers, Insurance and
effective compensation to elective Insuranco.
Tho conference will contlnuo tomorrow, .
A special meeting of the Veterans'.
Association will be held in the Reading Room of the Miners' Hall on Sunday, Dcceriiber 8th,' at 7 p.m. Business of importance. - '       x
Mr. J. A. Kraker, manager, of the
Alberta Branch of the Canadian Film
Exchange, was iri town this week making arrangements for feature films
with Mr.Barski, manager of the Grand
Theatre'. ■• '' * ' '
.HOCKEY.BENEFIT
A behefit dance to swell the funds
of the Hockey Club will be held on
Tuesday, December 12. Dancing commences at 9 p.m.        y
A  LAUDABLE  OBJECT
W. W. Brown, employed as engineer
on the' M. F. arid M. Railway, will
be presented by the staff, with an en'
graved watch' tonight' (Friday) as "a
token of the esteem in which he is
held'by his co-workers: .Mr.-Brown
leaves to-morrow morning for the
coast.   '
MUNICIPAL  VOTERS'   ROLL
The Court of Revision will sit in
the .Council Chamber on Tuesday
evening" next, at 8 o'clock.
■ The' Gladstone Local haye, taken
In hand and are making arrangements
for a benefit, concert for, Daniel Griffiths, who had'the misfortune to', get
disabled about - a year ago. The
family are now in dire distress and
assistance has become imperative. At
a meeting of the Local held last week
a committee consisting of. J. W. Gray,
J.,Fisher, D. Paton, Harry.Martin,, J.
Holbi-ook were appointed to take, the
mater, in hand. J. W... Gray, and, J.
Fisher were'deputed .to, see" various
people iri the town for ..their aid. Mr.
W. R., Wilson, - when seen - by these
gentlemen fully agreed to do his best
and to take the chair, at the -concert.
The affair will be held in-the,Grand
Theatre on Sunday, January 19th." •
GRANO -THEATRE ,
The question as to where to spend
a pleasant evening is, solved by the.
attractive films being "shown at the''
Grand and the audience present each
even.rig testifies that "Everybody's!"
uoing There." '
The program' for tonight and' Saturday promises to uphold "the "reputa."
tlon of the Grand for presenting' good,.
clean arid" instructive pictures.   Matinees for ladles and' children every
Saturday afternoon, • <-" • '
MANY   EXCELLENT.?    .7    ',     y
POSITION&.OPEN
New ' Federal  Law Compels  Vessels
<, to Have More Wireless
Operators  •
THE ISIS THEATRE
MUNICIPAL NOMINATIONS
Nominations for Mayor and-Aldermen for the City of Fernie closes on
January 13, and elections will be held
on January 16. t
LICENCE COMMISSION.
The License Commission consisting
of Aldermen Morrison and Graham,
and-Mr.-Fred-JohrisonpwUl-hold-a-sesr
slon in the Council Chamber on Wed
nesday evening at 8 o'clock.
Iii our ennip news of last weolc wo mado roforonco
to tho delay in our mnjls, .'Wo thought that tho
matter was an accident, nnd hoped Hint thoro
would he no recurrence, On looking closer into
tho incident wo find thnt no letters arrived for us
on tho westbound, piissengor train on Friday,
fcmco thon wo have mado further enquiries and discovered tho fnct that two loiters addressed lo us
I'lom HolloVtio, ono posted on Fridny nnd llio other
on Sunday on tho train, hnvo so fnr not. reached uh.
Wo hnvo renson lo bollovo that othor letters hnvj
gono similarly "tistrny," nnd nro dotormincd to
have tho matter thoroughly invnstiarated. All
thoso who linvo writ len us, hut have bud tut anknow-
lodgement, nro requested to notify us,
Wo are given to understand that iu a loiter to ine
vitrmiH T_oi.aIh in the District, Michel I_ncnl com-
plains, or infers, thnt communiontimm sent to this
offico for publication do not find Hpncn in the Lni\.
ger. This wo emphatically deny, ns all letlors, so
long ns they nrihero to tho eo.ir.psy of donate, nre
of general interest lo our renders, ami aro not op-
poBod to tho principles and ideals for which this
paper stands, nro published.
With regard to tho Bovoromontal
bonus of $20 for'ovory baby born in
Australia, the Womon's Slnglo Tax
league of New South WoIob publish
a letter In which thin apponrsi "Wo
consldor that, tbo proposed bonus Is
simply a clumsyi effort to blind-tho
oyos of mnny pooplo to tho truo onuses
of tho unjust conditions which oppresB
thorn. It will do nothing to romovo
thoso causos. In fact. It !■ llkoly to
Intensify thorn. In mnny cnooB tho
chlof bonoflenry will bo tlio landlord,
Thn bonus will bo ono of tho source*
from which ho will got hli ront, and
consequently Jt will strengthen his
position. Wo will.!to point out that
tho fojjornl govornmont U not In onr-
n<,nt In Its profenaoit' deilro to holp
mothers. U lt woro I arsRTAOINU
mothors. If it woro In earnost it
would propotio to InVo 11« Tranent un»
just tn\v» off tlio fon-1 nnd clothes
uml slie'to thnt tho hnby roqutroi.
Tlint  n't, i]ti lir. fur mfiff M'",f\ll trinw V
'..•ilnrnl  rlclo r. '$?,!. \i\nn  w_.li.1i  thf.
Mndlord will Imvft' first elnlm."
7        ECONOMIC CLASSES
.        ,rj i ..   .       (       ' '
In order that these classes may be
successful it is desirous that all those
who propose attending should be
ready to start in next Sunday.'" This
ls the most important Sunday school
ln this district.
, Class commences at 2.30 every Sunday afternoon In the Library Room of
tho Miners' Hall.   '
.On Friday, and Saturday the Isis
Theatre is presenting another, of the
101 Bison Feature Films - (2,.reels).,
"The Massacre of the Santa Fe Trail."
It is claimed that this is the best Bison 101 film ever made,'including as
it does a regiment of cavalry, several
-iclred'Indians and many-settlers in
the production... Not only, will the patrons of the Isis see this feature, but
also, a7 good comedy film * entitled,'
"What the Milk Did," as. well as the
Animated . Weekly,-. which' includes
among other things the first successful
movinig .picture taken from an army
aeroplane. ,    »„ y   •  .,  ', . -■
Don't forget to take the children'' to
the matinee on Saturday afternoon.
BIRTHS
McKAY.-r-On Tuesday, Deceiriber 3,
to Mr_ and Mrs. Wm. Mackay, a daughter, .1  ,.•(,      --   .-   "^   -..:   ,-.'.!•:   ,.
Married .
'. On Wednesday tbe ,4th, in the Methodist Parsonage.^at 3.30 p.m., James
Henry Machln and Sarah Ann Ogden,
both of Coal Creek. Rev, J. F. Dim-
mlck officiated. The couple were accompanied by Mr and Mrs,- Val Zlni
of Fernie. 7 7 _ •  '
THE   PROVEN   PREMIER
PLAYHOUSE
PICTURE
FRIDAY, SATURDAY and SATURDAY MATINEE
SPECIAL
101 Universal Bison Feature
The
At Nolson n commltteo, conalotlnB
of O. Tl. Hnrdy. A, W, .Inrrod nnd J.
trades nnd labor: council to nppoar
boforo the proponed provincial roynl
Ibommlislon on labor.
HoWs Tills?
-rl Mr »nt |
W» oltrr O'w ili.Mirtil l)'.,|[>r_. iu
»w or iMhrrn tint cannot im cu,
O-Urrti cur..
_,   ,.     ,    *' r. ciirstvit".'.. '.-to... o.
W*, lh» iwli'fi •! .1, )uy» Mi«,. v i    j   inrntf
for th* u»l t» ii..,r», ,i._t Inhere li.m c ti^uy hon*
oriW» In nil da .ii.-1 ir,;iuitH«i» .-. << ...mnrlallr
•bit W ftrty oul - ,)■ ..-„ -;« o t i. -, ■ '.   i.:i r.fW.
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4trtc|iK uno11 iv i. -       •, !.■,«,! t ..:   .,, t,i iiw
*yM_«l_   ■_«-:• -, -,-, ^l-./r '.
■Mill!'.   M<_ liv v.i i
Tfc»» H/iir* I , ,-•, , „,P n.mifrp- lf.it
W* |N*
Massacre
of the
Santa Fe Trail
TWO REELS
A story of tho n_r.nii.cro of n wagon trnln of settlor* on tho
old Santa Fo Trail, whloh was tho mnln highway of tho Plo-
noors* westward Journey,  •
Tim OiaOISST PlOTUniS of Its kind voor mndo bo en uno It
uses tho, biggest oq.ilpmont.
IT WILL DISPLAY n roglmont of cnvnlry, sovornl hundrod
Inrilnns nml n wagon train ot mnny hundrod settlors,
IT IS TIU5 D1SST "MSON 101" mm MADE, and tho bost pic*
turo mndo by lho UNIVERSAL,
IIRIVERSAL FEATURFS SEFR 0W.Y »T*THE ISIS
The Animated Weekly
Showing
Showing isigln Aut^mobllo Uncos, fastest of tho yoar, First
successful Moving Plcturo takon from an Army Aoroplnne. A
uhnm bnttlo, Columbus Ccntonnlal Parado,
What the Milk Did
Comedy
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That Satisfied Fooling Comos aftor
Attending tho Isis
Mai-y good positions are open to <
young men.andyyoung women'in tho '
field of - "Wlrless," - and of- commercial telegraph ■ service..   The passage '
of ihe,, new- Federal; law,   effective -
October  1,  compelling . all 7se_t-golng
vessels to'be equipped -with wirelestl
Instruments   an'd   manned' by-   two
competent operators,' haB created a
great demand for operators   in   the.,
marine'   wireless   service. 7-7 Federal
laws now require   railways   to "use
more   operators   than *' ever • before.
The Morse Telegraph. Company, >of
.Seattle and Portland, works-in close
connection with wireless.and.commercial officials, and can .place graduates
In good' position. r it will pay you to
write for full particulars.Advt.
Classified Ads.—Gent a Word
•, WANTEDr-Teams'to' hire for^log-
glngr^Wattsburg^Liimber-'CoTrrWatts-^
burg, B. C.y      -7'
FOR SALE-4?layer Piano; terms ar-
rajnged.    Apply, J.B., co; Ledger.
1 i'\ -^.i; .'ir  i-. -i   *'*M
,WANTED.—Fifty IbaderB "at ,-new
mine of Chinook Conl' Company, Ltd.,
at Coalgate, near-Diamond City, Alta.
Steady work. Apply to Chinook Coal*
Company, Ltd.;' Sherlock Bulldlrig.,
Lothbridgo, or, direct to superintendent, W, P, Thomas, Dlvmnud I'iiy.
A'borta.'   ■    ' *     '     .      ■ 'lt":2 '
FOR SALB-7-Two. Remington Typewriters in good , condition. Apply,
Lnwe and Flshor.      "■' 4f
FOR RENT.—Four-roomed House
—Apply. W. Mlnton,, Lindsay Ave.,
Annex,' or "H.M.," Ledger Offlco.
CIIIROPpDlST-^CornB, Bunions,,ingrowing nails,' 'palnlo.18 treatment;
work. dono by appointment, A. B.
Dlnsmoro, Fernio Barber Shop.   13-4tp
FOR SALE—Cheap; uncalled for
Overcoat!., Suits, Pants nnd Veils; all
Ei/'os Pnntorlum Talloro, ,ovor Mc^
I enn't; Drug Storo. Wit
HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE FOR
SALE—Practically now, N. F. Plte,
Howland Avonuo. 13-3tnp
WILL YOU WORK FOR MET-
Sliowlng pooplo my litcrnturo about
Port Alborni, tho groat now seaport
of B. C. now being dovoloped by rail*
roads and othor vast Intorosts. Splendid' sollor. Liberal commissions;
prompt sottlomontB; good matorlsl to
work with. S. J, Wilson, 118 Hastings Street West, Vancouver, B, O,  3t
THE FERNIE
LUMBER CO.
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmman
Manufacturers of and Ooal-
ers In all kinds of Rough,
and Dressed Lumber
' SSBBU
Send us your orders
f 1% y- -     i - -v. "* -?r
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If-rX^XXfs
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THE DISTRIOToSSspGER, PERNIE,   B," C^ DECEMBER 7,1912.
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HILLCREST NOTES .7
\y Mr Frank <Whe'eleY-',has started' to.
;ibuild anew;8tbrefor-_3urnett, of Bellevue; .'. -y ' \. i ' -7'\-': '7'-" '*,'','7
>; The young'J.o_ks;'as well as^the old.
' ones/are' enjoying" themselves skating
,.Jibese dayis; --''The;BIg-'thlef ls"iearh{
- lng fine.'' '-   v   :  f'"y' V|"' 7-y' '-'"
7\[ The tin can band is preparing.them.
selves for the coming • wedding. A
real, good time is looked forward to
"by.the' boys, when' it happens, y •'
. The boyB are getting ready for the
smoking concert on the 9th of this
month.    A real good time is a cinch.
- All the Bellevue boys' will be welcome. '   -    y
Vice-President, Jones was In town
this week attending the Inquest. The
"boys are always pleased'to see him!
H.-Gregory and.Ed. Stacey, of Michel were guests of our town this week.
The Hillcrest v.'omen folk intend.In
n future to go on strike if their hus-
■ ..bands and'boarders-won't attend, the
Union Meetings instead of staying in
the house.".   Well done, you women,'
,.lf the men have not enough sense to
spend one hour > once a week looking
' after their own Interest, compel them.
* Good conditions In the mine for us is
worth lots,more than good funerals.'
So choose between the two, and If the
first you prefer, try and help and your
presence in your Union Meetings'is
■ needed, to ^accomplish It.,' Now, quit
' your *sucklng~BE A MAN!
much .an' acre.-.'. ;jt's- like-the-pld "say-,
ink. -KJNine'months-' winter-^and"'-three
months bad weath«f." 7   .
,-•".-     . •   '     •-..!'    -•,•••-. y.
-'"Although'Corbin,.Ib not altogether
pretty it is-one;6f-the lives."towns In"
■the Crow's "Nest ~Pass._ \ 7 > • 7'.M
, - G.- B.. Steadmah was jn';,Corbin this
week, ""visiting his'< old friend-Gfeorge
Spencer.7- .' <..-'- •■ -*:' .'•'•'-<•
c7'0ne "of- the," young "men, iii'; Corbin
is'hear singing—"Who*it'it'jto'b'e^him
or,me?"Don't be» afraid to say,"
Missouri Bill had some express ar.
rive this week in the shape of a pi*p
which is sure to be"the finest In. Corbln.' '■ y" - f'!". ■-' {'" ,7 ■
' - Missouri Bill's" friends will be pleased to hear that the old man has quit
work and has started to live on his
income.   •" '"
FRANK  NOTES
personal:
If Charles Warlaby, brother-
in-law of WinounBkle (deceased) late of Cor-bin', B: C, will
kindly communicate' with Dis-^'
trict. Secretary -A. J." Carter,
he will hear -of7'something
which will!-be to his-interest.
BURMIS NOTES
' -Messrs Stevens and Riddle sold tbeir
i»ool room this week'to Mr."Chalmers,
of; Coleman, who until' recently had
• tuii a pool room" in ■ that town-for. a
.number ol years. He intends adding
a bowling alley to the present building
In the near future. ■ '- .     .'•■*•-
' Nat-Marshall, • Provincial Boiler. Inspector from Lethbridge, was In town
■ -Wednesday Inspecting the new boilers
: of the Davenport Coal Co:."   ,.r 7'
.  7 iir-1JameB .Dougall' and Mr. A. iW.
. pnrriee,^of_PasBburg,  took  oyer  the
ijiauagtment of the^ Davenport Mines
—l)ero"last"v.eek. ,,'',"" "Hry0' "' iYy
,  .The C. P. R. completed the new
switch and additional tracks at the
new'tipple this week.1 S '   '.
•' MrB.'H. Smith'was a Blairmore visitor last .week end. ,   '   '
"' -.Jlrs. .W. Riley, bf Lundbreck, waa
visiting friends, here last, week-end.
Joe-Cooke, of .Bellevue,'was seen
taking ln the sights of town this week.
Mr. C. E. Rush, erector for the C. W.
Stancliffo Co,1 of Vancouver,,, has the
new boiler, screens, picking tables and
rotary dump installed at the new tipple
-und expects to have same In operation
. In tho course of a week's time,    The
ucreen Ib estimated,'to handlo 180 tons
an hour, nnd threo" grades of coal will
bo put on the market,
Mr.-H. Smith took over the position
of tlpplo boss this weolc.
'. The' boys in-\town nro' wondering
theso days whether to "Clilvnr'oe", Cy
or not. . Como through,'Cy. ' '_ ,
•Sam" Flshor and Ben Iternnylo
Drought two nice door Into1 town lust
woolwnd, '
Sovornl prospocts havoboon started
thin week with a vlow to opening up
nomo now seams.
V Mr, Sam' FUhor took up a position
flro bossing with tho Loltch Collieries
nt PaBBburg this wook,
Mr. P. H. Dubar moved his family
and. furniture to 'Fernie .on Monday,
where they'will reside in future.
■ Miss' Kathleen Williams,'who. has
been visiting ,'Mrs. J. J. Thomas for the
past month,"left,for her home at
Chinook on Wednesday./"'-
;- Mr. Thos. Sanderson, one of the
well-known Scotch miners in Frank
camp, left for his home in the' old land
on Sunday night's train. A number
of his friends ,were at the station to
see him off. ;'■ "- '   »". ""'
Mr. Coone, the sales agent forthe
coal company at "Bankhead, visited
town early, in the week. l Hisv. work
was to secure men lor that mine, and
he struck Frank at a good time to get
them—with a strike on and the mine
closed down—many'were only too glad
to get an opening.; As -the noon train
pulled out for -Macieod it reminded
one. of-leaving'home in years'gone
by, so many "were-handshaking' and
looking sad'at the thought'of leaving
the little town'that'once a man <gets,
acquainted ■ with, he never likes' to
leave. Amdng those' who left were:
Mike Lakusta, P.' Galdi; A: Brown, A.
Barclay, J. McCardle" and Harry Smith!
as well aB''many'others'.!-7'.       ■     .
'A''new car'checker is1 at work7at
the C. P. R. yards whose name is Bacchus.   ■- <   .   y'     - • 7 -
The' blggest_:man71n-^tQwn-has_.lef t-
at least the .biggest one-way.     He
VV. P. Williams, Mr R. T. Griffiths, Mr
G Evans, and Miss B. Evans, • _
Mr and Mrs. Paul Leplnez have moved to Calgary. . ^ ,. -
. The moving is still going along.' The
nature of the work this week has been
temporarily hindered by the fact that
the' C. P. R. wires were too low and
must be raised. •
About twenty men from this camp
went to' work at Lille laBt Monday,
loading coke for the Western Canadian
collieries. ,'.-''"
Mr. Fraser, plasterer and brick mason.- is back in town again, and expects to stay awhile.
Jimmy McGechie, ably assisted by
S. Paton, is clearing lota on' the new
townsite.       ' < ;      . ,   '
BELLEVUE NOTES
time, to get posted, on the several bills.
The preparations" for the sale '■ of
work at tlie church are about completed and there will be "some very nice
things on sale suitable for Christmas
presents, so everyone come and bring
your' friends and'. don't" forget .your
pocket books. <7! There will be re.
freshments" seryed''after the sale is
over. /'"'
Mrs. TT. B. Rudd is in Calgary on a
business trip. She will be returning
in a few days.    ^ 7    .    y 7
The Chinese cook'who-has been at
the Bellevue Hotel for some time' past
left'on Saturday ^night-for his home
in China'., Si 7   •*'
Mr. Hineline, - the manager of the
Bellevue Hotel has*been under the
weatlier the' last'few days, but is a
little better and now able to be around
again.     - -- ■ ;'
.Mr. Robert Falconer, who has been
in camp for some months, pulled up
stakes this week and left for pastures
new.     Success,to ybu, Bob boy.
MICHEL NOTES
COLEMAN.NOTES
CORBIN NOTES
3-
Wo aroplonBod to coo tho noted
huntora book ln town again. .
- llig Jim and Small Jim woro crossing a brldgo—DlR Jim.wiib going ahead
anil ..infill Jim following oloto bo-
hind-Boyd Small Jim "I ehould go
first, no it. appears to no thnt you
might rovorno"—So Big Jim rovoruod
and ftmnll Jim advanced—And whnt do
yor, think Impponod to him of nmnllor
flii;o?--Why ho fell ln the rlvor and got
Konkod to tho skint
Dorter Gladwin..oft lioro on Tuoa-
tiny morning,, so wo nro without a doctor for tho prosont. ,   ,
Ecnhy Lewis tins roturnod from
Dmrnhollor, Bonny roportu 'things
p'r'ptly Black tip thoro at proeont, bnt
Hilnlto It will bo ti flno country In tho
.Hiring. '      ' '
Glad to hoar you aro making tho
Li'iLiuiffj, l:miik,    iiuoii -Uck io you,
Billy TU31 returned on i]w hi ftvui
Conl Crook. Wo li'onr tlmt ho has got
his old poflltlon ns night watchman.
Billy $nyn that ho's gained ono nnd
lost one, ro ho (r on evon torms,
T._._ C. T. K. Uic Lw_).(ui Cot'uiu
jjtockod with.cars, and tlto mlnos nro
turning out moro conl thnn ovor whloh
flponkB woll for tho quality of coal bolng dug at present
R, B. McKoown, of Mlcliel, yvas on
his usual visit to Corbln thli woek.
Master Albert Parsons was a visitor
to Corbln thin wook.
Some of lho pooplo of Corbln wont a
danco, but tho musicians are scarce In
this part of tho country.
It fs reported tbat part of Corbln Is
bolng Mid for fruit Und, but If the
interested porion could only mo thli
lovoly place It wouldu't amount to
pulled out for Macieod laBt week and
his,place aB night operator, at the station is taken by a' Mr. Belcher.1"'
.* A-hobo wended his weary war into
town on Tuesdaynight, when he'-wati
taken' into the "care of Constable Yea-
ger.- He waB-sent to Macieod on
Wednesday for one month with hard
labor, • -      -*    "'
"   Mr. Charles Patmore haa moved Into
the hous vacated by Mr. Dubar."'
Sergeant Bowers has given up the
Mounted Pollco, his term having expired. Ho is now- book-keeper for
Tom Frayer's wholesale, liquor store
In Blairmore, As soon as, he can
get a house ho will move' hla'fdmily up
to that town,   .
. No pny in tho mine yot, and we havo
not evon ■ a promise of when it' will
come, Howovor,, ns soon ns the company gets ithinga straightened out they
will start, oporatlons again,'-..,.
The bnsket social waB tho "biggest
thing' that happened hero for a long
tlmo. A largo crowd had gathered
at eight o'clock, and a good, program
was delivered, In which Mr, J.' Potrlo,
of.Hlllcrest, violinist, and MIbb Thomas
(also of HUlcrost) elocutionist, took a
prominent part. ';Mr,,W.;J, McGowan
acted' as auctioneer,' and In 'that capacity did oxcollent work. Wo wondor-
cd If ho had not mlBBod his calling,
Two prlzofl woro gli on, ono for tho
prottlmu nnd ono for tho most original
brisket. Tho Judgos wore Mr. Forgn-
uon nml Mr. W, W. Scott, of Bolloviio
nn-l Mr J. Schnurr, of Frank. Tho
doblflion of tlioso' gontlomon .was vory
satisfactory, giving ono prize to Mra.
Ponsort, tho othor to Miss Kldd, and a
third prlzo was nwardbd to Miss L,
Rials for her baskot, which took .the
form of tlio .Crow's Nost ttookoy Lett.
ruo Cup, wiilch wo fool suro Is to bo
landod In Frank boforo tho season
clones, Tho proceeds, wiilch amounted to 9114.R0, will go to tho preparing
of tho rink.
Itov< W, T, Young hold tho funeral
service on Monday of Mr, 8, Wilson,
who wns klllod on' Saturday at Hill-'
croet, Messrs, 13d. Donkln, R, Thompson nnd Goo, Pattlnson, from horo, jiJbo
nttonrlod and took part, in tho Mneonlo
Lodgo procoBBlon.       7
Marrledr—Coopor—Hughos,—A vory
prolty   woildlng was  solomnlzod   In
Blairmoro on Tuesday, whon Mr. Bor-
tram Onrrow Cooper, of tho Union
Hank bUCC,  ...dirmort., fonuor.y   of
Scotland, wa» united In marr logo to
Mi«8 Mary Hughes, daughter of Mr
aiid Mrs. S. llobort .Tinorfryii} Hughes, of Blairmoro, formorly of Wnlos.
A,t._ (i ctock ino tind.! «ntered the Bitting room leaning on hor father's arm
nnd nUtendod hy MIrros Mag^lo Hughes nnd B. IQvJins,    Tho groom wns at*
tonded by Messrs, H, Plnknoy and Mr,
Griffiths.  Tho ceremony wns perform*
«vl by Hov. W. T. Voun(f, of Frank.
After tha signing of tho roglstor tho
gtii»»it» *nt <1own to.n.numptv.ous wedding feast, which closed with a toast
to tho brldo.    Mr and Mrs. Coopor
will leave st one* for Hannah, North,
ern.Alberta, where ho becomes a mem'
ber or the bunk staff there,  Amond
th« iri!4»Rf_i ww» Mr »rid Mrs. jnit,'
Mr And Mrs. W. L, Evsnt, Mr and Mrs.
Mr. Tom Bradley, who left here some
.time ago for the north country, returned this week and has started to work
In Bellevue No. 1.
' Mr and Mrs. James Marchall left
camp on Wednesday last for Steller-
ton,' N.S., where they intend making
their home iri the future.
Mr. Adam Lorrimer, of Fernie, was
a visitor in' camp orf Sunday last. He
went to-Hillcrest to look .after the remains of the man Wilson who was
killed there on' Saturday.
; Mr. Albert Padget ,is now occupy,
ing-ttie house .ho lately bought,from
Mr.' James Marshall.
Quite a big; crowd took advantage
of the good skating at the lake on
Sunday. ■'•',-. [
7 On Sunday" morning the-Commlttee.
for the memorial day drew up a program and everything is in readiness
for., December, 8th_. There is to be
addresses by the Rev. Irwin, Mr! J. W.
Bennett, of.. Fernie,' • President Stubbs
and C. M. O'Brien. The service is to
be opened at 2 o'clock Bharp, and the
members of the organization are invited to be "present. The service will
be continued at the church at, night,
when the choir will render special
music.
■ There has been a drug store opened
In part of the-Crow's Nest Hardware
Store known as the Bellevue Drug
Company, This will prove a good
thing for Bellevue, as there was no
store handler than' Blairmore. '■    f
Mr. Joseph Cook, who has been era-'
ployed as fire boss, has resigned his
position and leaves for'^paBtures now,
Wo wish you success, Job. ■
' Mr. John Hutton, who han, been flro
bossing for some time, reslgnec! and'
loaves for pastures now and fields unknown. Wo hope that wherever you
go you will have success, John.
Toney Prince, of Frank, Ib in camp
and has started work at the .Prospect
Mlno, ,     '
,. Clem- Stubbs, President of iDstrict
18, U. M. W.'-of A., was in town on
Sunday^ December' 1st; and addressed
a joint .meeting of' Coleman _ Local
2633 and Carbondale. 2227, going into a
full account of the business which has
been done throughout the District for.
the past year, and judging from the
good% condition the business is in he,
witli the other officers of the District
ave been kept pretty busy and deserve
great credit for the manner in which
they have^conducted the'affairs of the
miners throughout the District.
Saturday night was sure a hummer
Mr, Rohert Cummlngs hnB beer on
tho sick,list for a fow, days..but Is
bottor now and around again.
Tho Bollovuo Literary and Scientific
Socloty woro entertained last wook at
n mock parliament, Mr. Davo David-,
son acted us lieutenant-governor and
road tho spoooh from tho throno.Wtn,
Ohnppoll acted as prom lor and Introduced Bomo very Interesting'bills,
which provolcod sbmo;' lively' 'dlBcuoy
slon, Ono of tho bills boforo tlio
houso was in regard to the baoholors'
movomont and furnished qulto a lot
of discussion, Tho house adjourned
for two weeks to givo tho mombora
at' the'' Opera* House,' the place ,for
good pictures. It brings packed houses, the, special attraction being "The
Underworld Of Paris," ., and "Sexton
Blake,'" the;'" celebrated English -'cte-
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We understand there was quite a
mix-up ori Saturday night,.and the doctor "had to ,,be' called  to ,dress  the
wounds which Some'6'f'the'parties re-
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ceived.'   Where was our town-police?
Mr. Malcom Bell' and Mr. Robert
Easton have,left for Hillcrest, where
-they—have-secured~P9aitioris'nn'*the*
mines.   ° '' , ,   '.  7.  ,  .
Coleman is short,on,the drug store
business these daypJlTas; the 'present'
one has passed into the^ hands of the
creditors. _.}, , Su,l S- .","-"'"7 •
' Skating will' soon ^be '"all the' rage
around here,- as ;Mr. Davis will soon
have the rink in shape, anditheri look
out for some fast hockey games. At
this -lltle town there , has several
games'played already,' but the players
lacked three things, namely, Ice, skat.
es and .hockey sticks.''
Who was the yoiing'lady^and gentleman that went down'-the river skating and took a cold bath? You had
better be more careful next time, a?
the water ls pretty 'deo'p'and the bank'
is quite high at that placo.
Last Sunday while the Rev. Mr.
Murray was at Passburg ho received a
bad shaking up by mibing his footing
some way ori-tho other, which resulted
ln his falling somo feet to the ground
and getting a bad hurt to his hand
and' othor injuries 'of' the head nnd
body. We aro glad to roport that he
Is on tho road to recovery nt tlmo-of
writing,
W. C, Cuckner's Pari' American Colored Mnlo Octotto arid Double Male
Quarto.to Is bookod"to"play hore oh
December Oth. Everybody como ond
hoar somo good music and singing, and
don't forgot tho placo and dato, at tho
Colomnn Opora iifouso. Popular prlcos
to nil. •■ i    •
Born—Docomhor 3rd,- to Mr nnd Mrs
Samuel Hadflcld, a bouncing big boy,
Mother and baby doing flno. -
Victoria Robokah Lodgo No,'7, Col<v
man, will hold a special mooting on
Thursday, Docomhor 10th, All mombora will ploaso attend ns buslnoas
of Importance will bo transacted,
The employees of Michel Collieries
have decided to ask the Chief Inspector
of Mines to appoint inspection committees for the various mines in Michel. Their reasons for so doing are
that perhaps it will stop discrimination which is said to be practised directly or Indirectly)
T. G. Harries, International Board
Member was iri' camp last "week getting the workers to sign the check-off.
His efforts were rewarded by quite a
number signing.'
Happy'a .successor was in town.
A. concert,) dance and supper will
be held under the auspices of the Michel,Miners' Union on December 24th.
The proceeds go towards the children's
Christmas tree.   .See handbills later.
Mr and Mrs. Thos. France and family, of Coal Creek, were visitors here
this week. , . '    .   ,
Gus Smith, general manager of the
Corbln Mines, was a visitor here Tuesday. .    •' 7 \-     y
Jas. Seddon ,has returned to camp
after an absence of eight months. We
are all glad to see.you, Jim.
McJones, Mclntyre and Gibson, who
were working on the bridge crew here,
left Monday morning for Waldo. Do
we miss them?,   Yes!   -
The Trites Wood Company have
been given the order for supplying the
toys for the children's Christinas tree.
- George Welsby, 'police constable of
New Michel, left Tuesday for Waldo
for a week's hunting. We wish you
luck,' George, and hope you have a
pleasant, vacation.
Professor Talbot, beter known as
"Chubby," late of Queen's Hall, Lori.
don, was a visitor here last week from
the coast. He left Monday en route
for the coast, "via Spokane.
Don't forget to try Easton's
' When you want
ICE CllEAM,* ICE CREAM, SOD AS & SUNDAES.
PORK AND BEAN SUPPERS
■ FI^SH AND CHIP. POTATOES SUPPERS
Coleman Bakery
Alex. Easton, Prop.
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Ws have tho largest and most up-to-date
Hardware and Furniture Stock
in the Pass.    Evecything, in
Furniture
Carpets and Rugs
Plumbing and Heating.      Special Attention to Mail Orders
Stoves and Ranges
Granite & Enamelware
Crow's Nest Pass Hardware Co., Limited
Phone 7      FRANK, Alta.     P.O. Box 90
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MICHEL OPERA HOUSE
MOVING PICTURES
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Every Night—8 to 10 o'clock
°At least five reels nightly, Feature films,. Comedies, Educational, Instructive.
quickly stops  coughs,
the throat And lungs*
cures colds, and heal'
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KING EDWARD'S HIGH SCHOOL
,   FOR BOYS AND GIRLS
v ORANUROOK, n.c.
'   Hi.adm_8T1.ksb,. MISS CHRRIUNGTON
.Cambrldffo Higher Local llonourt Certificate,
Birmingham University Krtucatton Diploma,)
Assistant, MissIIodoson, (Diploma of tho Collogo of ToncherH for tho Doaf and Dumb.)
TormH for boardorn and day scholars on up.
plication to tho Ueftdniintros.
-Prices-10c-&-25c-"~
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A  pleasant evening's entertainment, House
,,   comfortable, commodious and well heated
H. G. LOCKHART
F. M. Thompson Co.
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The Quality Store
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Roll Up and See the
Fine Groceries.      Sole Agent for Five Roses Flour
Selected Teas,  Pure, Coffees and Spices.    Finest Creamery
Butter and Cheese.      Canned Fruits in Variety.
Choice Syrups and Molasses
Dry Goods     Crockery     Clothing     Boots and Shoes
A complete assortment of goods usually kept in a First Class Store.
Foreign & Domestic goods of every description.   Goods delivered promptly, free of expense.   Phone 25. or call and got our prices.
of the Pass
HALtSRS of Montana
and
FREDDIE BEALE of Bellevue
Tlio former agrees ia throw Healo twico willi in
ono liour,
. LnHt match between tlicHe two J...nlo threw .Hnll*
hro within 18 mlnulfs.
The Best Match in tho Pom for many years put .
ft pronator!.
At Bellevue, Sat. Dec. 14, at 10 p.m.
Hillcrest Co-Operative
Society, Limited
Groceries, &ry Goods, and General Merchandise
The People's Store
Owned bv
the People
Managed by
the People
For the Benefit
of the People
We invito tlio iimpoutioii of tho
public to our stock which in absolutely
fresh ami ulioicu in uvery pw tic nlm*.
Wo havo one of tho finest stores
in the Pass.
We are in everv wnv suiter} to
supply tlie public witli quality goods
at living prices. Could you expect
more?
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THE DISTRICT1 IJEDGER; FERNIE,  B7Cv DECEMBER 7, 1912!
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We hear that George Wagsjaff and
John Krall have become "generous
workers" on the Island. We are not
surprised at the latter person, -but did
think more ot the forrjer. >*
. Nominations for checkweighmen will
be received at a~ meeting of contract
miners which will be held in Crahan's
Hall on Sunday, the 9th inst., at 10
am. <■
. Norman Henderson, master,, mechanic here, has resigned ils position.
Norman has some good positions offered elsewhere, and as yet has not made
up his mind where to,go. "There's
one thing certain, however, that he
will be greatly missed" by all who
knew him here.
W. 12. Newlng, manager of the New
Michel branch of P. Burns and Co.,
has bought a business of his own in
Calgary and will take same over the
first of the year. Whilst iri Michel he
hns filled many offices In an able and
efficient manner and he will be greatly missed when the date for his departure arrives.
Jas B. McCool, was a visitor In New
Michel Monday.
Judge Cookill and Andrew'Kennedy
were visitors to Fernie Monday.
Saturday afternoon the daughter of
Mr and Mrs. Thos. Hampton was united in marriage to Wm. Lord, late of
Michel, but now residing in Vancouver. Many relations and friends attended the ceremony.
COAL CREEK
"Undoubtedly the best ball held in
the Pass!" was the unanimous opinion of all who atatended the invitation
ball held in the Club Hall on. November 28th, under the auspices of the
Odd Fellows' Lodge. The room was
tastefully decorated, which reflects
great credit on the committee in
charge. ' Ramsay's Orchestra dispersed the music. Pred Vance, P.G., conducted the duties of floor manager in
a masterly fashion. The patrons la-
digged in the light fantastic until the
wee sma' hoursl'   ' "
.Jack Hodgson .and Jack Fox left
camp on Sunday for a visit to the
people in the old homeland. We hope
you both enjoy your turkey, boys.,
The "Busy Man' Who Does Nothing,"
is-the subject chosen by. the Rev.
Pearson to speak .from on Sunday next
tor in camp this week, spending a
short., holiday with her parents, Mr.''
and Mrs:'- Martin Dooley.    '
Bom to Mr and.'Mrs. D. F, Marklahd,
a daughter, on November 29th, in thef
Fernie Hospital., Both doing as well
as can be expected.
The stork paid another visit to
Coyote Street on Wednesday morning,
leaving a fine son to Mr and Mra.
Ted Hesketli.' Teddy is prepared to
give' lessons .'on cinder tea .making.
Mother and child doing well.-
The school re-opened on Monday
morning after being closed through the
small-pox epidemic.
Thos. Franco and family went on a
visit to Michel last week-end, returning on Monday. Hope you enjoyed
the weddlng'festlvities, Tom.   v
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at the Presbyterian Church.     Everybody, welcome.
Venison ls geting quite a common
thing up here these.days, as several
head of,.deer have been brought into.
camp lately.
Through the kindness of the Coal
Company'a special train will be run
from Fernie on the occasion of'the
Dramatic Society's Concert to be held
on Tuesday, December 10th, In the
Club Hall. Train' to leave Fernie at
7 o'clock p.m. Have you bought your
ticket. Come and help tha kids.
Mrs.' Moore, of Edmonton, is a vlsl.
Miss M. Rankin went on a trip to
Calgary last week end.
The first lesson was given at the
ovenlng classes on Monday night, when
there was a very large attendance.
Miss Chrissie PitDJado spent the
week-end in Fernie.
John Wylle expects to open up the
store vacated by A-. B. Camphell," when
he expects to carry a full line of gro.
cerles,  men's  furnishings,  etc'
The members and a few friends of
I. 0. O. F. had a social on Tuesday
last. A very enjoyable evening was
spent.
Mr. Naismith. and Mr. Lewis Stockett, of the C. P." It. Department of Natural Resources, were here on business
on Wednesday last.      , 1
air. C. N. Jamleson has gone east to
join^the ranks of the Benedicts. - We
wish you every success.
A. B. has quit business iri Hosmer
but .expects "to, be around for a few
weeks,yet.   ' '"
On Saturday last an illustrated lecture was given in, the Opera House
here by Mackenzie and Davidson. J.
W. Bennett, of Fernie,. delivered the
talking part on the Creston district as
a fruit growing country.
Hosmer Public Schools
Report of First Division for Novem-
ber:—. ' _.
The names of those worthy of spec,
ial mention in each class are given be-
Jo^n^order^oLmerit^^Entiiancejclass,
—Saxon Kearney, John Craig, Rupert
Jay,  Sarah\ Spencer  and  Sybil  Mc-
Meekln. •■ Third Class—Gretta Rankin,
.Dareen Kearney, Amelia Gergar, Lena
Spencer and Margaret McDonald.   Second Class—Jeanle Colo,' Sadie Jay,
Cordlla Delamler and Lizzie McDou-
gall,  and  Leonard  Ayre  and  David
McMeekln.—J. E, Jay, B.A., principal.
Division 2.—The four, most proficient
pupils in each class for this month are
—First Reader,Class; 1, William Craig
2, Bohns Palecek; 3, Ralph Tortoralll;
4, equal,. Emma Anthony and Annie
Kelri   Second Primer Class:' 1, Julia
Gabara;; 2, Blanche Spencer; 3,'-'Joe
.Tavernese; 4,- Edna Gourlay.-._ Supple-1
mentary Class:. 1, Peter Gabara;. "2,
George' Hudock; 3. Mary jFurby;-Jli,
Tony Tavernese. First Primer,ClassV,
1, Raymond - Anderson; { 2,' 7 Adolptie*
Shevecik; 3; Mary Joy; 4, Hazel Mond-
rell'and Sophy Krish.." Initial Class:
1, Sani Fowler; 2, Sam" Tortoralli; 2,
Doris Ayre; 4,., Alma • Fillion.—Christiana D. Y. Pitblado, L.L.A., ^sistant.
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v.Beaver HJines are to have a skating
rink after all.' Messrs" Ely Nelson,
Bird Lamb and Wallace Sharp are the
three heroes who are putting up. the
rink; so that it's up to the folk of
Beaver Mines to patronize the same
and give the boys some encouragement
n their venture. They expect to have
first-class Ice by the end of this week,
so sharpen up and be ready.
Bob Brown, the now master mech-,
anlc here, who has been sick for two
weeks in Pincher Creek Hospital, returned at the beginning of the week
and has started work again.
Sam Butcher was appointed president of the Local Union ln place of
Blllie McDonald, .who left for his old
home In Nova Scotia, 'Where he has
been offered a good position. Some
of the boys went to town and saw him
off.
When you look towards the new tip.
pie at nights now you see quite a
change. The electric lights have now
been turned on No. 3 tunnel, .which is
lighted from the entrance right into
the landing at the top of the slope.
It looks like a subway in th' owd coun-
tree, as one fellow said.
, The company are laying on the ballast on the railroad these last few
days. It will be all needed in the
spring.
The company have started to ship
coal from the new tipple. Everytking
works first-class, which gives great
credit to those who were in charge of
the erection. And now the'man with
the brush is slapping lt on.v When he
gets through the tipple will be first
rate.
We are pleased to see Wilfrid Bain-
bridge is able to feet around again. He
says its fierce dope rheumatics. He
don't wish any one to have it.
■ When the new houses are ready
Beaver'Mines will have some,good
residences, as quite a few fellows who
have families have been here and got
work,-but had to go away again for
lack of sleeping accommodation, but
itii£ar_e__comJnE,b___.^
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Mrs. Fred'" E." Roper and family arrived here last 'week end, from Eng-,
land/ They are staying with Harry
Prior till the houses are ready; 'when
they intend to move into one.'~7•'•'
There was hammering heard on" the
No. 1 side last Sunday. It is thought
someone was building a shack. There's
an excuse coming, as. Its dark in thc
evenings all the rest of the week.
Two of. our foreign brothers, George
Plzerack and Martin Stroka, left here
last week for their old home ln Austria.
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In Fernie Annex We have
^"' the following ;
• Lot cost -.$135 cash, besides labor;' price,. $110'
• c.ish, or $125; on time. '      " ,'-
2 Lots, assessed $325, .will sell the two for $265 .
•.   cash, or'$300 ori time. «'_ ■•>.',.'"
Lot cleared and fenced, splendidly located, $400.7
Also,have houses to sell or rent.
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Passburg, Alta.
l   ' Frame, building on' Main Street   and   two lots.
Price low.
Day stand, Alta.
<- Quarer Section, ploughable all oyer, splendid supply of water; soil rich. - A real bargain. .7
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Cowley, Alta.
, 220-acres, 7 miles north of station; fenced; 200
acres ploughable, $12.50 an acre.
Dorf,B.Cs 'l-.-*-<:;;yxyi
-■ Quarter mile from station;< all bottom land, no
swamp; deep,"rich soil; stumps 25 to the acre;,clearing easy.   " Price $75 an acre. .   ■.
Fruitland Acreage
1  Unimproved or bearing orchards in the Creston
and Burton City districts.     1 -   '  ' y    7
Isle of Pines, Cuba.
Ten acre tract,,cleared, with five-room Dwelling
and outhouses, $1,200, on exceptionally easy terms;
% mile from oldest American towri on Island, and
less tlian' two miles from harbor., We have a' client
; who is (lesirous of meeting two, three or four other
.parties interested in th§ Isle of Pines with a view
of purchasing a large tract which; he has the option
of at remarkably easy .terms and cheap.' «
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Eckstein Building, Fernie,B.C.
Agents for Several Old Established;Fire Insurance CosX, (Board),
Mr. Mkrtiri/ of the I. C.S., was in
town last- week-end. He caught a'
student or two.   - 7 '
People coming to Beaver Mines can
get-there-wlth^Harry-Graham's-bus.
every Monday . and Friday evening,
leaving Pincher Creek at 3°p.m., or by
the regular mall bus on Wednesday
and, Saturday, morning at ,9 a.m. from
Plncher!
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SMIohsGure
QUICKLY STOPS "COUOHt; CURES COLDS.
HEALS THE THROAT AND I UNQS. SS CENTS
Some Good Things for
 — Christmas ——
Some of the good things you can get at our store
Turkeys,  .
Chickens,
Fowls,
Mince Meat,
Chopped Suet,
Jellied Tongue,
Crabs,
Smelts
Oysters
Laurontia Milk and Cream, in sealed bottles; will
keep perfectly until opened.
Try our "Shamrock" and Cambridge Park sausages,
they arc the best on the market.
,, Uso our Mince Meat and save labor.    You cannot
liiitivu hulUu al homo. - <    •
Our 141b. boxes of Creamery Butter are just the
size you need at this0time of year, so you can save money
by buying one.
P. Burns & Co., Ltd.
Phone 31
Prompt Delivery
MEN'S FINE SILK NECKTIES—
Special Xmas price  ......... ,35, .50, .65, and .75
MEN'S PINE SILK NECKTIES (In individual boxes)—
Special Xmas price .;. ,50, ,65 and .75
MEN'S KNITTED SILK MUFFLERS-
Specinl Xmas price 35, ,50, .65, .75, $1 to $3,50
MEN'S FANCY SILK HANDKERCHIEFS—
Special Xmas price - 35, ,60, ,65, ,75 and $1
MEN'S PRESIDENT SUSPENDERS (in fancy box)—
Special XmiiH price ■.'.'. 75
MEN'S SUSPENDERS AND HOSE SUPPORTERS (in fancy box)~
Spocial Xmas prico   $1,25
MEN' ARM BANDS AND HOSE SUPPORTS (in fanoy box)-
Specinl Xmns prico  75
MEN'S FUR AND WOOL LINED GLOVES-   „
Special Xmns prico $1.60, $1,76, $2,00, $2.25, and $3.50
MEN'S FANCY ALL-WOOL SWEATER COATS-
Special Xiiiiib prico ', $3,60 and $5.00
MEN'S FANOY VE8TS-
Spoclal XnuiR prico $2.60
A NICE NEW LINE OF SPECIAL SHIRTS FOR XMAS-
Special XniftH prico :  $1.25
A Full Lino of Fine and Heavy Shoei Always ln Stook.    ,
My storo ia small, but J, pride mysolf on tho largo and woll-tiRHorlod
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CORBIN NOTES
,"• Stewart Morris and DavePye, the
• surveyors working under the instruc-
1 tions o£ Mr. Laidlaw arrived in; camp
on Monday from the Flathead district;
bringing out their"cre.vs with them.
', JPhey have been' surveying -several
f- claims for Mr. John Livingstone,'.of
Cranbrook, and a* bunch,of the Mc-
' ■ Loan properties situated in the valley.
' Stewart says it has been rather hard
.^wbrk lately, owing to the heavy, falls
- of snow, out there,, which, at "the present, time ..lies from two to four feet
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\' The British Coiumbia Oil and Coal
Pevelopment Company are still hard
ut work freighting their boring apparatus into the Flathead, where their pro.
l«erty is situated, >up In the Sage Crest
•district. Gearge Synder, of Plnclur.
Creek is looking after the freighting
Md of the "* business, whilst Mr.
Couch ia the agent for the company
' 1^ samples of oil go to show anything
the Sage Creek -district0must be a
■' good proposition, for they seem to get
lots of fine specimens from there; -
'■ "- I wonder if we could find a good
prophet .anywhere? Pelham would
like to know how much snow we are
going to have this winter. - Information on the subject would be gratefully
'received. . '
, 7 Virgo seems to have become a fixture' in the store here. '"^Say, Jack,
are ybu going to hold' that job all
.the  winter?   Some people' seem  to
■ ' beilike a cat—always'land, on their
feet.     ■- ° '•"' -'   ■'" '    '\y'- .
-'.Big^Jim Wade, our pioneer butcher,
Tinade us a call on Saturday. whilst
".on his way to "Calgary.    -Jim is in
.the real estate .business    now,    but
;   thinks.Corbin is awful dull.  , It was
' .noticed that he had company to go to
the show with—that ls more than a
lot of us can get. .
7'-Mr. Eddy arrived' with his milk
sleigh from Cowley last week, and
seems to be doing a, fairly good trade
already. Heels' also going to deliver
the store orders in his spare time!
'We not only.get surveying done in'
the Flathead, but it is also looking
, very promising. for ■ a railway being
"J  built and; a mine ■ or two opened;up
next. year.     The South East fKoote-
■ nay. "Railway,$ ..which may be better
known as the Davis Railway,'is going
ahead. Mr. - Simonds is in charge
out   at" the ■ townsite. . where   ..hey.
./have built some fine snacks, for their
camp for the winter.-'They are going tb cut the right of way for the
railway all winter,,for which Mr. Jas.
McDonald*£_?Big Jim;" "has"!7the, «6a*
xract,^-' His- teamster, ..Bi\ly7 Porter,
having had .charge'of the"freighting
for the last 3llor-4 month's, has-got «
_ull,_supply to last!all the .winter. 7
I notice- the'" two Jims -have gone
down in the Flathead for a few days
hunting.'..' Well, I ,hope they will get
"seme game/for it is a long hike down
to the Lone Spruce, where'they.'jn:
tend to camp.    '' > ' '     >''-.".,'   V
I-wonder when the doctor,question
will be settled here. ; .Inere have already been two applicants here, but
the terms do not', seem to suit. I wonder^ what is the matter, anyhow?      7 ■
Billy had the "misfortune to. shoot
himself In the knee with a .22; and Dr.
Gladwin extracted the bullet, which
bRd lodged in. the joint. ..Billy does
r.ot seem to have much luck with his
rifle, or is it that he *s too careless?
An Italian, who had been inblbing a
llttlo. too freely,* before coming into
our'dry town, had the misfortune vo
fall In the car and 'strike his head
just as the .flyer stopped..' He was
taken to the doctor, bleeding freely,'
but of course the doctor fixed him up
and charges ?5.00. Mr., Italian has
-no money.1 "Me tell my friend and
he pay you," he says. The-other
party arrives; tells the doctor It is
not worth $5.00, only two4)lts—"You
no use any medicine." Says Doc, "A
good' dose of ■ julip wouldn't hurt a
bunch like that." I don't suppose he
cleaned - up' the surgery afterwards,
did he. ■ But there, you, can't' expect much of fellows like that.' _  i
j Some people in Corbin would like
to" find out who is sending the picture
post-cards around. .••_..'
Mr. Robert Stewart was oh a Visit
to Fernie' this weekend to see his
mother who is said to be very sick.
Mr. Robert Stewart and Mr. M. D.
McLean were visitors to Michel this
week on business. ~.   ,
Thomas Martin,'-!. C. S. manager, of
tliis district! was on'his usual visit
to Corbin this week.
.Gus Smith was on a visit'to Spo.
kane this week.  ' -   •
Joe Allaii is up here from Fernie.
Joe is a noted hunter. What is
Fernie's' loss is Corbin's gain. ■   .
Matt was heard jto" say that he is not
an Eskimo, so he has quit outside and
started work in the mine.  -
-We will soon have a new doctor at
Corbln, as our present' doctor is about
to leave here.'- .One man was heard
t» say: "Why not get a.lady doctor?"
We are pleased to hear that R: Gar-
.bett^and-J-Jreson-passed-at-the-re-
cent examination;
George has got quite-a staff "loading
box* cars these-days: ,  The cars keep
rolling in, which keeps the mine-work-
ing.steady..    "■ <7'' .S:.yT77 -ji-'^"
. Frank was on a visit to Hosmer this
week-end. -''-"•'     ,    .-ty - y' .-'
Mr. Baker_is "on his-ninth book in
arithmetic, which- goes to; show that
tne old ones do not.intend to be hpafc
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en by the young ones.'-; '.' , -■"■'.
Corbin seems to be.a great .place
for studying, as, quite;"a bunch 'have
taken up I; C.-S. courses lately.. There
is nothing like it.. '* . ;• «.-t'.--
" James Barnes has taken the job as
milkman for Mr. Eddy.   ,
FRANK NOTES
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Daii Dunlop and W. Watson.hay*
been assisting the Crows' Nest Hard-,
ware during the week. '.
Mr. Isaac Wilson visited his family
ln Calgary from Saturday'till'Monday.
Mr. Jean Schnur acted as postmaster
In his absence.
Mr. Eugene Harlow, who has been
assistant at, Blals' Store for a few
months past, left on Tuesday morning
for Cranbrook, ^where he has accepted
a position as bookkeeper for the 41
Market Company. "   ' '    '
<   Mrs. W.1 Morgan, of Coleman, was in
town on .Tuesday.
Mr. P. H, Dubar, who' has' been
manager 'of the" Wholesale Liquor
Store here, has accepted the position
of manager of the Fort Steele Brewery at Fernie. ' He is to begin his
duties -there December 113th. His/'
place here is being taken by Mr.
Thompson of the Coal Company's.office. "    " -•; y.      .   >
The minors < are still idle around
here. ' The cause Is that the coal
company has not paid them for last
month's work yet. We don't know,
what has happened to the money except that' pay day has, been postponed
from one, day to another for nearly
two weeks, and as far as the men are
concerned' there is no trace of it yet.
Rev. J. F. Hunter, of Blairmore Baptist Church is "spoken of as the next
Custom's'.officer" for this side of the
Pass.
A meeting of'the Crow's Nest Pass
Hockey League was held in Blairmore
on Wednesday afternoon to arrange
the schedule of games for the season.
W. J. McGown and Ed. Ddnkin represented Frank.- -A. S. Blais attended
as secretary of the association.
Vincel Vohadsky started to work "in
Bellevue the early part of this week.
The young-people of the town have
been-skating on the pond this'week.
Very soon the 'rink' will be in readi.
ness. Already, a good sheet of ice
is en itr      "
• -The town-is on'the move'now in
earnest. - The ^furniture store of
Crow's Nest Hardware,has been carri-
«$d up.to the Sanatorium,-and the building belonging tb. Mr__Kibbs, next the
Miners' Hall, is on' its .-way. -In the
meantime the .business' section t is, in
darkness because of' the" wiring being removed.from across the streets,
the telephones have .-also'.been'\ disconnected, but a,'gang of men ,are
working to get things temporarily fixed so that the town will have light and
the contractor will have room to keep
on moving. ..-„"'     • "■ j\-   ,
" A special meeting of the Local. Union was held in the Miners' Hall on
Wednesday night to . consider what
steps would be taken as'regards the
men getting their pay."." Mrv Tompkins
attended the meeting, and gave the
men quite a little talk, but the men are
beginning to tiling that talk don't go,
nnd if _ something does not turn up
by Thursday other steps will likely
be taken. Clem Stubbs also addressed the meeting.        »
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'TABER NOTES
Everything in this-vicinity is going
along pretty well. - The Canada West
mine is working full swing!,. The out-
,put averages a little over eight hundred1 cars' per day..' The miners are
doing fairly .well, as the supply of cars
seems, to be better than ever before.
The" only complaint Is that some of
the loaders cannot get enough' coal
mined owing to scarcity ■ of machine
runners.
The Golden West mine has closed
down pending settlement of a dispute
between that company and the Superior Company ever some' surface rights.
The case is before the courts at Calgary.  ' -   r ■"
Vice-President Jones ■ was a visitor
i_i Take. ■ last weekend attended 'a
special meeting of'Local 1959.   »
There has been considerable dissatisfaction lately over the weight at the
oanada West. Some of, the miners
claim; that the scales were not weigh,
ing true. 7 On Sunday the scale committee.-accompanied by several members of the Local, went to the tipple
and thoroughly" examined and tested
the scales," when they were found to
be right, varying only five pounds in
thirty hundred.    ,    , (,
7 M., "Johnson has sold his house In
town and moved into one of the company houses. It is understood that
Bill Vickers, carpenter at the mine,
is the purchaser. '-■"'- _ ■ (.
- The lecture delivered " by J. ■ R.
Knight was fairly well attended.' ' Mr.
Knight is a.good- speaker and has "a"
thorough knowledge, of his subject.
The miners,'-*of course, 'were=ihe-ma-_
-jority-5-of—the-audlencer-but—a-eoupIe;
of ■ farmers were present and asked
some questions which were answered
to everybody's satisfactions    „ ,'
> These is some talk of the -Eureka
starting "up again?  ,        ; '7
• A meeting of the ratepayers of the
town of Taber was held in the audi;
torium of-the school building on Monday night. •' It was attended by.about
twenty people. Questions were, asked regarding the voters" list, and the
mayor gave th information that the'
list was copied from, the^assessment
roll 'by. the town clerk, and that the
law' did. not provide for any public
notice of the matter, On being questioned.as to who was eligible-tovote,
the mayor read a section on the new
act, -which said that to be entitled to
vote a. person "had to be assessed for
two hundred dollars worth of real
estate, "besides" other residential qualifications.^ If thatVis true, then it
practically disfranchises about all tho
working men who: own their own
home besides the' renters.' The mayor also explained the intentions' of the
council In'regard to the hospital question. He _aid they had promised the
miners to openva hospital in the, early
spring, but owing to financial dlfflcul.
ties thoy wero unable to do so. However, they had entered* Into negotiations with-the Canada West Co. for the
lease of the house known as the Dickson house, and would,fit it up as a;
temporary hospital.
The, elections will ,be held next
month, and so far the miners have not
nominated anyone, but a.committee
was appointed at the last meeting to'
investigate the voters' list and report
at the next meeting, when a candidate
will-be decided on. . '
The first serious accident of the season, occurred ■ on Saturday, when a
miner was severely injured by a fall
of stone. He had a' close shave for
his life, as the weight drove him down
into the soft dirt in the'gob, and had
it been on a hard bottom it would
probably have been fatal.
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♦ . .  HILLCREST NOTES
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P. F. WHELAN, Manager
Rates, $2.00 and up
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Hot and Cold Water,
Electric Lighted
Steam Heated
'Phone in every Room
Sample Rooms
On Main Business Street
• Mr. Bob Jackson, of Calgary, who
was the guest of ChaB. Fuchs for the
last few weeks; left for Cranbrook.   ■
William Ryan purchased a valuable
horse from Andy Hood' last .week.
Louis Huyber is back to Hillcrest
after spending the summer on his
homestead in Langruth, Manitoba.
Dan R? McKinnon, of Hillcrest, is
visiting friends in Coleman.
Mr. Wm. Macpherson, of Montana;
started to-work here a f<nv days ago.
Mr. Macpherson was checkweighman
-arHIllcreetsome years a..o. His old
friends are pleased to see him again,
.A large number of our young folks
attended- the-dance—in—'Beiievne off
Monday night. .
Slim Barry has accepted a position
as porter In the Hillcrest Hotel.
Meal  Tickets,   $7.00
Special Rates by ..the-week and the month and to theatri-
,       cal parties. '
Try our Special
Sunday Dinner
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The finest of Wines, Liquors and Cigars served by competent and obliging wine clerks.
Bingham Brothers and Wm. Emery
moved" to their new cottage on Peacfr
ful Valley.'  '." '
Mr. "Sam Wilson, of Cannon Hill,
was visiting friends in town on.Sun-
aay;—; > ~
Dick Marshall is doing as well as
can be expected' after the severe punishment he suffered in the so.called
hugging match at Blairmore.     ,,   ,-
Mr. John  Brown,  manager of'the-'
Hillcrest  Collieries,   left _on   Sunday 1
night for  Montana,
-Mr., Lawrence Ryan.of Frank, paid-
a^iBit~to'"HilicTest~oi_~We"dnesda_^     *"
Mr. Mayers, of the Lethbridge Brew-.
ery Company, was in town on Wednesday,
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brothers and sisters.    Toys from all the world have b>eeri imported direct;by us, and
the stock is the biggest and best we ever had.    Visit the toy departmentori 2ndfloor.
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Toys of all Descriptions for Kids bf all Ages
Dressed dolls from   25c. to $10,00
Cradles and Beds from _>  35c. to $2.50
Toy Stoves and Ranges from 35c. to $2.00
Toy Dishes, china or tin ;. .35c. to 65c.
Rubber Toy Dolls and Animals ... .15c. to 75c
Celluloid Toys and Dolls 10c. to $1.50
Speaking and Walking Dolls $1.25 to $2.50
Rubber Balls, painted 15c. to $1-00
Plush Balls, from  40c! to $1,25
Tin Bugles and Cornets' 10c, to 65c.
Games of all kinds,for old and Young
Drawing Slates, all sizes .10c. to ,50c.
Paints in great variety 20c. to 50c.
Toy Pianos from « $1.25 to $2.50
Mouth Organs-;...;'..  .25c. to $1-00
Spinning Tops ..' ..., ,25c. to 75c.
Plush Animals, all kinds and sizes:        •    ',
Lions, Bear's, Dogs, etc. ..7. •. .15c to $5.00
Iron Banks, different sizes 20c.. to. 50c. •
Iron Toys of every kind and-size, prices from
."   '.'... 35c. to $2.00
Building and Puzzle Blocks 15c. to $2.00
Noah's Arks, all sizes 35c. ,to 50c.
Soldier Suits from „.......,,..:.. $'1.25 to $3.25
Horse and Cant in great variety. T. .60c. to $2.25
Boy's Favorite Tool Chest ; 40c. to $2.25,
Magic" Lanterns from1 v .7.. .75c. to $3-00.
Post Card Lanterns from. $2-50 to $5.00
Trains onTracks ' ■.'. 75c. to $3.50
Drums, in. all sizes  35c. to,$3.00
Pistols and Guns,-all sizes '. .10c. to $1.00,
Mecbcnical Toys, Autos, Street   Cars, - Boats, .
Animals, etc'. .' 7........'.50c. to'$3.50
Steam Engines and HotJair Engines, all sizes
 .-..'..;......: .$1.50 to:$10.00 ,
Gifts for Men
Space dors not allow to give details of. the many gifts we could mention
that delight the men.    We will just off er a few suggestions.      '        ,
Knitted Silk Scarfs, each ..$1.50 to $3-50
Mocha Gloves, fur lined, pr. $3-50 to $5.00
Mocha Gloves, wool lined, pr. 75c. to $3.00
Fancy Silk Handkerchiefs . .35c. to $1.00
Initialed Silk Handkerchiefs .'.50c. to 75c
Souvenir Silk Handkerchiefs, each /. 50c.
Silk Ties, Derby shape .25, .35, .50, .65, $1.
Silk Ties in boxes, .50, -65, .7.5, $1.00 $1.50
Tie and* Sox to match, box $1-00 to $2.00
Tie, Sox and Garters, box ..$1-00 to $2.00.
Silk Sox 75c. to $2.00
Braces in Fancy Box '.75c. to $2.00
Set Braces, Armbands, Garters $1.50-$2.50
Armbands in fancy box 35c to 75c.
«F,inef Padded Mufflers 75c. to $2.00
Plain Silk Mufflers  $1.50
Wool Mufflers with Collar -65,, .75, .85c.'
—DrT-Jaeger—Wool-Mufflers-^-r-T-r.-rtT-i$1-.50-—
Dressing Gowns $13-50 to $20.00
Bath' Robes $5.00 to $6.00
Smoking'Jackets '.. .$10.00 to $15.00
Pyjamas  $2.00 tb $7.50
Gold Fobs, plain >... .$2.00 to $6-00
Gold Fob, Emblems .: $2.50 to $5.50
. Double Gold Chains $2.50 to $10.00
Single Gold Chains .._ $2.00 to $3.50
Gold Pocket Chains  $1-00 to $2.00^
Gold Watches >  .$7.50 to $45^00-
Fancy Tie Pins 50c. to $6.50
Smoking' Sets 90c. to $7.50
Shaving Sets  .50c. to $6.50'
Shaving Mirrors ...,  _ .50c. to $3.50'
Shaving'Brushes '. 7... 25c. to $3-50
Safety Razors ........ y... :$1.00 to $6.50
Gents' Travelling Case, fitted $12.50 - $15'
Cuff Links ....' ..-..■ ^.50c. to $2.50
"Cuff'TBuTtMrTnTTTTtTTTT. .725c7to"$3700"
Jack Knives...'..' 25c, to $3.00.
Gold-Lockets .$2.50 to $6.00
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Cxifts for Women
Traveling Bags
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A Swell Hand .Bag makes1 one' of the most'useful* Christmas "Gifts.
The.lines a.!ford'great variety" of choice in styles, leathers and prices.' , Ser-
, vieeable materials and workmanship,' and careful "finish, are apparent in even ;
Handkerchiefs
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Thousands and thousands of them at very tempting prices.waiting to.be
sent to distant friends with your best, wishes.    ';   ' y      .'.'', '.' '   ',„ ' '
■ Initialed Linen Handkerchiefs,- 6 in.a fancy box; Special  ■ -."75c-'
Embroidered Linen Handkerchiefs, 12-in a fancy box $1.65, $2, $2.75 and $3. .
Lace Trimmed1 Linen -Handkerchiefs,- range in price from ..15c. to $1 each
Embroidered Linen Handkerchiefs, range ih price from . .15c. to.$1.25 each..
■,   Plain Linen Handkerchiefs, all qualities, from,'.-.. •..".'.'.' .-.7. .15c.Jto 50c. each ,
-    Cambric Handkerchiefs, from ...... .......-. 7 ;.'.';;.'.5c ,'to 35c-".each''
_.___ Oiir-'Stbre^has the—Earirest-StoiEkT^-^
A car of Trunks and Bags just unpacked.    This will be good
news to everyone who likes ta have Christmas dinner in the
old home.   "We'were-never better prepared to supply you with
all kinds of travelling, accessories.,'-                ■ ,y '   ■         '
,   Trunks'of alL kinds and sizes, price $2.50 to $35.00
Club Bags, 16, 18 and 20 inches, ali leathers $5.00 to $35.00
Telescopes and Lunch Boxes .: 75c. to $2.00
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"We have a Special,Line of ^Novelty Trunks in"the following'
lines:' Wardrobe and Dressed,'Trunks in Vulcanite and Leather; also some new ideas in Steamer Trunks.  • See,,us for-
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of Women's Goods in the Pass.
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Shop early at the Trites Wood Store andl getXbestreMlis
The real Christmas Store of the Crows Nest Pass, where it is never too trouble-
some to grant you the smallest favor. Where you always find the greatest
variety.    Where prices on everything are of astonishing lowness.
Boots and Shoes
GIFTS IN SLIPPERS
Women'h Mocha Slippers, all sizes, wool lined, pair i,$2.00
■Women'n Mocha Slippoi'H, Fur faced, wool lined, pair $2,00
Womon'b Cozy Slippoi'H, wool lined, all sizes, pair  ,$1,B0
Women's fine Calfskin Slippoi'H, wool lined, pair $1.78
vi onion's fine Knitted Slippers, wool lined, pair '. ,$1.75
Men's Mocha and Calfskin slippers, pair  $2.00
Wo curry a full line of Slipper Soles and Folt goods of all kinds for Men,
Womon and Children.
Mako your Christmas solootions from somo of theso lines and you will
delight tho recipients.
Skating Shoes
Every man nnd boy wants n pair of Hookey Shoes, Wo havo tho bost
linos mado. Try Mcpherson's Mfchtning Hitch, comfort able* ntroiiR and convenient.    This makes an ideal Christmas Gift.
Skates for Everyone
M-jh'h and Hoys' Hockey and Spring Skates 75, $1.50, $2.00 to $3,25 pair
Women's and Girls' Ilockoy and Spring Skates BO, .75, $1.00 to $2,25 pair
Bob Skates for small children  60c. pair
Grocery Specials
.25
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.20
.10
.15
.25
.65
.30
Scrub Brushes   2 for
Carnation Wheat Flakes ; , 5 lb. pkg.
Quaker Oats t 5 lb. pkg.
Tetloy's Cocoa .►.' ,.1 lb. tin
Lowney's Baking Chocolate % lb. pkg
Pimento Choeso  small sizo
Pimento Chcuso medium sizo
Lombard Plums 2 lb. tins 2 for
Apricots 3 lb.tius , 2 for
Sunkist Cherries 3 lb. tin
Fresh Evaporated Apples  2 lbs, for.  .25
Frosli Australian Valencia Haisins  2 lbs,'   .25
Fresh California Prunes 3 lbs. for
Frosli California Seeded Koisins ,. .3 pkgs, for
Fresh Gold Dates  por lb.
Fresh Fillets 2 lbs. for
Prosh Flnaii Hnddio ,,....,... per lb.
Fi vo TtoRos Flour  .40 lb. sack 1.75
Crosse and Ulaokwoll 's flolatino .2 pkgs for   .25
Upton's Jam  .5 lh; pail   .55
TToinz Mlnco 'Mont 5 11). crooks   .75
Sliomi'oek Matchos  'I....; .7...'..,;... .por plcor.   .20
Colombo Olivo Oil V: ptal. 1.15
TToinz Swoot Girkins por pint   .20
TTp.ns? Dills  ,,;,. .per doz,   ,M
Rnnn TTn'nd Clonnor  '....2 tins fnr   .JW
Baby's Own Soap . > por box
T7;,-,.,!■,i.-, ." lb, I'iiih ,,,,., i.......2 iur
Cnm      D lb. \hn 3 fnr
Onions 10 lbs. for
.25
.25
.10
.35
.15
,30
.35
.25
Ready-to-Wear
Just a fow Now Sample Silk Waists that will make ideal Chrstmas Gfts.
-Black Mossalino, tucked nnd trimmed; fancy White Messalino, liico yoko,
piped, with black.    Popular man-tailored Waists in fancy silks, $195 to $7
Dr. Jaeger Puro Wool Waists, stylish and warm; como in stripes only, all
sizes, in bhio and white, black and white, tan, and white, grey and white,
holio and whito, price   ,  .$5,00
Evory ono guaranteed fast color and unshrinkable.
Gowns for Evening Wear
A now shipmoiit of tho latest in Kvoning Gowns just to hand. Thoso
woro bought specially for our Christmas trado. Thoy aro made in whito
ninizo Mossalino, trimmed with lace and fringe, Also pink Mossalino with'
marquisotto ovor-drapo, trimmed with bonded and hand-pnintod chiffon and
wido silk fringe, and nalo bluo Mossalino with ()cw drop ovor-drnna of gold.
Pricos/on thoso boaulil'ul gowns rango from  $17.00 to $30,00
Brass Goods
Sco our great array of Brass Goods on Socond Floor, comprising: Vnsos,
Urnn, Pedestals and Jardinorcs, Trays Photo Frames, Tables, Smoking Sets,
Jewel Cases, Paper Weights, Shaving Sots, Shaving Mirrors, Book-holdors,'
I-Ahluijuu, uud u hob. uf uihur liiings, tuo. nuuiorous to mention.        ,
Be sure iu vi.sii ihw bvcliou, }ou will ba diil'ufhlvd with tlio ononnous
noloction wo liavo for yoii.
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,  B. C, DECEMBER 7,1912
SIXTEEN PAGES
TRADING
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COLEMAN, ALBERTA
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Ladies' and Children's
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0 MAKE ROOM FOR CHRISTMAS GOODS
WE ARE CLEARING EVERY ^RIMM-
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ED HAT IN STOCK.
kOR FIVE YEARS THIS STORE HAS BEEN SELECTING AND DISTRIBUTING GENUINE MERCHANDISE AND PURE FOODS FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF COLEMAN RESIDENTS. *-•'",
.THE USUAL CARE AND ATTENTION HAS BEEN APPLIED TO THE SELECTION OF
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THE THOUSAND AND ONE , .  c
ALL MODELS UP TO #5.00,0_rf SALE AT
y       $1.95    //_■•-:
ALL MODELS $5.50 TO$10,50, ON SALE AT
, $3.95 ■,,■'"■-.
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Silverware       Fancy China; from Japan       Glassware
Books for Little Ones and Grown-ups        . s. .
Hand- worked -Linens Julian Sale Leather Goods
■."-.'-<.    Cushion>Govers   .   .   Souvenir Handkerchiefs ,.    X-
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Watches Ein^s   " '        Tie Pins Brooches.
IF YOU HAVE NO "STORE THAT BELONGS
TO THE PEOPLE" IN YOUR TOWN
COME AND SHARE THE PLEASURES OF THIS
ONE—THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH
OF ALL NEW GOODS. »       .  ' ' * "
SPECIAL READY-TO-WEAR
LADIES AND CHILDREN'S SPECIAL READY
TO WEAR,,
50 PIECES OF NEWEST DRESS GOODS IN
SERGE, TWEED, PANAMA, VENETIAN/TARTANS, VELVETEENS '.30c. to $2.00 yd,
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a Living Wage
I By George A. Doraoy, Ph.D., LL.D.)
MELBORNH, Nov. 30.~-In handing
down a decision in tho famous Broken
Hill minors' qnse, Judge Higglns of the
fodoral arbitration court made tho following Significant observations:
, "Now, the first condition In the settlement of this Industrial dispute ab
to wages ls that at the least a living
wago' should "be secured .to the em-
play'os. I cannot concelvo of any such
Industrial dispute- as this ttalng settled
effectively wiilch falls to socuro to
tlio laborer enough wherewith to renew his strength nnd to maintain his
homo from dny to dny.
"No will depute—ho must dispute—
until ho gets this minimum,> oven nn
n man Immersed enn novor rest until
J10 gets his hoa.l nbovo water. Nor
dp I see nny ronson for modifying this
vlow of a living wngo nB expressed In
tlio hnrvostor piiho. In finding a living wngo I look, therefore, to find
v lint mouoy Is necessary to Hatlufy tlio
moral needs,of tlio nvorugo omployo
regarded as a human bolng In a oivil.
Uu\ community.
Employer! Admit Principle
"In tho present caso It Is reassuring to find tlmt counsel for tho company, the genornl managor, and evon
, tho chnirmaii of directors, notwithstanding IiIb strong prepossessions <n
111HU ui uiu «..<;__on.u.o Iuwb of do-
_.._!.ji_ uuH yi>vi/h; nil um>cuUfl io Um
doctrine that no mnn ought to bo flak
ed to work for loss than a living wngo,
Tho rosult of thin admission Is tlmt t
mny procood to consider tho prices 0f
k.s...tactU.   SA-tUkUO^uUi-i At iuokuii Mill
In order to ascertain what lo tho least
uum to llvo in Uio sense to which T
have roforrod,
"Tho main struggle of tho enso has
lK«n with regard to a living wage,
nrtl with regard to tho flnnnnlal position of the company, No ovldonco has
.wn ndducpd to show thnt nny of the
men wlfo havo been receiving more
than unskilled laborers' wage are
overpaid.
"The proper course It an Inquiry
such ns thia la would seem to bo to
flfirTtnln first th.» wnitfi to bn p/ild to
tho unskilled laboror, then the proper
wago to bo paid to those who have
extra bI.111, on the assumption that
tin oinpolyorB cnn pay whatever wrig-
«f nro propor, and thon to hear any
ovldonco and consider any arguments
edducod to show that tho employer
ought not to bo asked to pay such
V/l gOS.
Rich nnd Poor Pay Same Wage
"Firstof all, Is an employer who ls
peer to bo ordorod to pay ad, high
W'.i'PP ns an employer who ls rich?
Now, without laying down a rulo nb-
ho'tito and unconditional, under all
1.1'p clrcumstancos I strongly hold ,tho
view that, unlosH the olrcumstancoa
nre most exceptional, tho nqody em-
pioyor should, undor an award, pay at
the snmo rnto (is his richer rlvnl. It
'vould not otherwise bo posslblo to
iv ovont h wont lng of employes, tho
wrrnvth of pnrnsltlo ontorprlsos, nnd
tho spirit of Industrial unrest—un-
roBt which' It Is' the function of this
court to allay, If a man ennnot main,
tain his enterprise without cutting
down wagos which* are propor to be
paid to his employes—at nil ovonts the
wages which-are essential to their living—it would bo bottor ho should
abandon tho ontorprlso.
"This Ih tho view Independently
ndoptoi) by ,Mr, Justloo Gordon   In
Aooiuiuo and iuy Mr, Justice Uurnsldo
];; ".Vt..! AulUuUu,   H in not (lio function of thin court to foster sliicknoss
In nny Industry, and if A by his alertness and ontorprlso and by his uso of
tho best and most rocont appliances
v.au luaku lun tti.ub_ihH_i.|(tt pay on the
bnsla of giving propor wngos to his
workmen, It would bo most unjust to
nllow B, hia lacy and thriftless rival,
to pny his. workmon lower wagos,
W«0«i Noj Fixed by Profit*.
"In short, tho remuneration of en.
ployea ennnot be allowed to depend on
the profits actually made by llio lu.
dividual employer.    This proposition
does not moan that tho posslblo profits or return* oi nn industry ns a
wholo nro never to be tnkon into account In settling wages.   For instance,
thD fnct that an ttidnotry la novel and
that those who undertake lt have at
first to move warily and economically,,
might be favorably considered bo long
as every employe gets a living wage,
T can understand that workmen of
skill might consent to work In such
a caso for less than their proper
wagos, not only to,get proBont employment, but in order to nBBlst an enterprise whlcli will nf,ford .heip and their
comrades more opportunities for employment horeaftor..
"For tho purpose It Is advisable to
mako the demarcation as clear and as
definite ns possible between that part
of tho wagoB which Is for more living
and that of the wages which Is duo
to skill, or to monopoly, or to other
considerations. UnlOBB groat multltu-
dos of pooplo are to bo Irretrievably
Injured In themselves nnd In their
famlllos, unions sooloty Is to bo per.
potually In Industrial unrest, lt. Is tie.
cosiinry to keep this living wago as n
thing sacrosanct boyond tho roach of
bargaining; but whon a skilled workor hns onco socured a living wago ho
litis (ittnlnod nearly to a fair contractual lovol with the omployor, nnd,
with caution, bargaining may bo allowed to operato,"
Principle! of Arbitration.
"From Judge Higglns of tho ctim-
monwonlth court I turn to JTfdgo Hoyden of tho Now South Wales court of
arbitration. In delivering judgment
rocontly In an appeal ngalnst tho
wholesale butchorlng wagos board
award, wo got soma Intorostlng vIowb
on certain additional principles of arbitration. , ,
"DliHnp Mift wholo tinrlnd nf nrWtr?.
tlon ln Australia tho _1.dgf.11 lmv/» lwn
seoklng principles whloh might gov-
orn tho scope of. jurisdiction and tho
character of tholr findings, Thoy havo
had to bo guided ,by their own common senw., bv thnlr dndlro tn ho flip,
and by tho thing 'saorosanot,' a living
wngo,
"Judgo Ileyden hold that tho 'prl-
mary object of ovory determination
by a wage board la to settle tho In.
dubtrial rolations between tho Individual employers and employes concerned in tho application, upon whatever
bush. 1* fair and rooaonablo In the particular case, nnd for that purposo It
Is neceMary In each case to look at
the special nature of the work In question nnd the special circumstances of
those who will be affected by its do-
eUloii,
"These principles seem to me to be
sound, if tho terms 'Individual' and
'particular' and 'special circumstances'
aro not meant to exclude circumstances of a general .character bearing
upon the position of tlio partlos, tholr
relations to third persons, tho requirements of the business, and the Interest
of tho publlo. Those are considerations, which disputants wero not bound
to consider beforo 1003, whon tho Industrial''arbitration act was passed.
Thoy could agreo to anything they
liked that was not a criminal conspiracy,
Effect of Free Competition
"Tho restraint upon thorn was not
a legal, but n practical one, 1. «., tho
exlstonce of a condition of froo competition. This mndo It Idlo (oxcept
In the can.) of combines or mouopol.
les) to attempt to establish condition.)
which directly or Indirectly Imposed
iinnoeoHBary oxpenso or Inconvenience
upon tho public. If they did, 11 com'
potitor I mined lately madp his apponr-
anco, took tholr 1>ubIiioh>* and culled
them hack, Thin linn prosoi'vod thorn
from tho unpopularity attaching tn
monopolies, whloh are moro or Ichh.
Independent of tho necosslty of considering tho wlshoH of lho publlo,
"Tho act, however, by making
awards binding upon all has placed
omployors and ompolyoB In industrial*
In thn Hiunn position for tho purpoRO of
settling conditions ns If they hnd 11
monopoly. Thoy can agree to wlmt
thoy llko, froo from tho foar of creating competition.    This led Boon   to
Examination Papers
Under B. C. Mines Act
Questions for Fire Boss Certificate
at B.C. Examination
Tho following papers woro- sot boforo candidntOB for Ilrd Class Certificates of offloloncy held In this provlneo. on Octobor 29, 1012.
MINING ACT AND HULKS
Tuesday, October 20th, 1012. Time:
il n.m. to I2.vl() p.m. Blxty-flvo por
cent'required.
1, What aro the duties of tho flro-
bosB and shotllghtor m< provided In
the Special Hules. 14
2, Explain thn following liuerpro-
lutlon torniH: "Working face," "mine
foreman" or "uhiflbosu," ".•nrtllicatod
official," "coal minor," and "rompotont
POI'HOII." 10
:i, What are the rwiulroiiiontfl of
Gonoral Union 11 and 12 ah to the uno
Of OXplOlllVOH 1111(1 b)UHtlllg? 15
J. How would you prorond to mako
an oMinilimtloii of your district and
mnko out. a roport of tlm muiio, miming Bomo dofoct found? 5
r., In your examination you find*!.
nocoHHiiry to work, a working plnco
A. F. OF. L. IN FIGURES
Following Is tho receipts mid expon^
dlturcs since tho formation of the An*
orlcan Federation of Labor:
1881      $174.00
1882
1883
1884
1885
I88G
2G8.2I)
GOO.10
.157.42
581,03
474.11
with Hafuty lamp;  whnt precautions
attuckB upon tho public of tlio kind Inroroflulred by tho Act In thlnrnso? in
in which monopolies cnn indulge,
"tor (iiBtanw), un application was
made by tho milk companies and tholr
employes (who were quite agreed)
that milk deliveries should bo winded by law to ono a;; day on cortnln
<luys in the week. The bonrd ot
hoalth took alarm and was allowed to
Intervene on behalf of tho public, and
Allowed that tho prlco to bo pnld each
year for this condition would bo tho
lives of a certain number of babies.
This Is n strong Illustration of a ku-
donoy which Is continually exhibiting Itaclf In uiuallcr ways.
Publlo Must Be Protected
"Undor thono circumstances tlilx
court has laid It down that ono of Its
functions Is to protect the public
which la to bo rfgnrrieri ns n nDtni
pnrty in evory dlsputo."     „   .
(I, Wlmt are tho rnnulwmonti. nf
the Act as to fencing and brnttlclng?
10
7. What aro tho ronulwinnnts of
the Special RuIob ot the difforont col-
llnvloB on tn thr> «vim|i>'|t!r>" .'!.'."? "."'-
of safety lamps? (Candidates must
answer this according to tho Special
RuIob in forco at tho colliery whero
thoy are omployod.) 10
8. What do the General Ilulos ro-
nulro ns to ventilation and whlrh It Ih
tho duty of tho fireman to attend to?
10
0. What do tho (.enoral HuIoh Hay
In reference to the withdrawal of the
weikmon'ln ens© of dancer? 10
10. What nro tho provisions of the
Act as to the time persons may be employ*? tmrforffiYwnd, Rtnte fully tho
joMtniptiorif,      il
MINE CASKS AND OKN1.11AL
WORK
Tuesday, Octobor 20th, 11)12. Tlmo:
2 lo 5,20 p.m. Fifty por cent, roquir.
od, and not less- than (15 por cent, on
tho whole,
I Nnmo and describe tho vnrious
Kane.) found lu conl iuIiiok, giving
tlielr nanreH,' symbols, Hpoolflo gravities, propertloB, and general diameter-
Ifltlen; whoro thoy are found, and how
thoy can bo eliminated from in I non. 15
2, Should n envo occur on tlio tiinlu
Iritnkn airway, nnd 11 largo amount of
marsh gas lie glvon off from tho roof,
wlmt steps would you tako to prevent
nn uxploslon nnd roseno the mnn /it
work Insldo? 10
.1.   Whnt prociintloim Hliould bn takon In the uho of safely lumps In rt kiih- !
eoiiH mine? 8 |
I   If you hud a lmmtinr or mon In 11 > 1011
1887   1,030.82
1888   4,512.55
1880   G,828.40
1800   23,849.74
1*891    17,702,20
HC2   17,831.51
1803   20,804.02
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JHM.    ....
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1807	
   18,030.02
1808	
   18,804.15
1800	
  30,757,1.'!
11)00	
  71,125,82
1001  	
,.,v,.ll5,220.8i)
1002 	
 144,108.21
1003 	
 247,802.11(1
1001  	
 220,005,07
1005 	
 207,417.02
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 2;:2,.'i7",oi
1010	
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certain district and a flro was to take
plnco In au Intalio nlrwny, state how
you would proceed to roscuo thn mon.
10
5, What moans nro nccoHsary iu"
ordor to properly conduct nn alr-cur-
rniil, to tho worklmr-fnoo? '\fm.Mr...
also, tho nsHontlnl polutH necessary tn
bo observed wllh respect to _ia_.li of
these means. 10
0, Name and doHurlbo 1)10 difforont
Instruments used to examine the condition of the atmosphere of ft mine,
showing the prlnclplo and application
of each 10
7. Draw a sketch showing how you
would framo a sot of tlmbor for a hJojm.
whore you expected to use a contro
post and two tracks. 10
s.
1912   .,.,
Totnl  .,
IloeelptH ,
KxpeiiHOH
,..»S2,IS.S.GS
,,. 207,373, GO
$154.00
252.25
352.32
543.20
450.58
035.08
2,074.39
3,033.07
0,578,33
21,070.57
13,100.07
18,321.09
21,383,30
17,302.08
15,012.42
15,452,05
10,113,83
10,107.17
30,500,22
08,373.39
118,708,39
110,080,74
1011,015,57
203,001,11.
100,170.10
218,510,01
150,000,81
100,037,3G
S03.702.07
177,850.34
17.V»21.08
277,470.23
,,.$2,038,012.41 2.RI 8,508.48
Recapitulation
 f2.fl.l8.OI2.-tl
 12,518,508,48
HilincpPf.pt ?,o, 1!>1I'.,$  )K>,j7y.,.
lit Lawrence, MnRHnehtiHpttn, tlio 9<v
cluliHt pnrty roeolvcd but n .p.* votes,
rognrdloss of tho fact tlmt II Is loss
battle wnr. fought thoro, and tho So.
clnllst party nationally did everything
in Its power to aid the strikers win
tho fight. Tho New York Cnll makes
inquiry ns to why Lawrence failed to
roll up a voto for tho Soelnllut pnrfy.
Whero shots. ar« bolng flr..d Iin Tho answer enn bo glvon by thoie
mines producing largo volumes of ox- Iniouth-rovolntlont. ts In rhlp«w», who
uluiilvu giu, vhluiL pruoauttns should i^ream: "Hit tho ballot box with an
lw adopted in firing tho snmo?        10 {(ixo!"—Miners' Mngn*lno.
9,   Whoro and under whnt  condi-'  ____
tions, \n pillar workings, would Jrou! The IMmonton Capital lays that
<\xpoct to find tho largest quantity of I thousands of men arc returning to
Wdohlvo gas being generated?        »j,iinl r|,y on ftm,„n< nt „,„< pJw,|nj?
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i    10,   VtutlUlu lliu pUu ..Won, iiMlng
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to the conventional signs shown.
down of railway construction campa
w*st of Kdmonton. '^V.X'.'h-'
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,   B. C, DECEMBER 7.1912.
Canadian Pacific Railway
ANNUAL     'EASTERN      EXCURSIONS
FERNIE to TORONTO and Return  $67.15
FERNIE to MONTREAL and Return  .. :_.;. .'....$72.15
Corresponding low rates to points in Ontario, Quebec'and Maritime
Provinces ' '<■_
Tickets on Sale December 1st to 31st, inclusive. Good to return
within three months.   LIBERAL EXTENSION PRIVILEGES.
Tickets issued in connection with Trans-Atlantic trips on sale Nov.
7th to Dec. 31st inclusive, and limited to five months from date of
issue, with privileges of extension.   -
TICKETS VIA ALL TRANS-ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP LINES
Por full information, rail and steamship tickets, apply to
R. READING, Agent, Fernie, B.C.; or write to R. G. McNELLIE,
District Passenger Agent, Calgary, Alta.
IS5
Head Office
HAMILTON
Capital Paid Ui>   $3,000,000
kksekvk and undivided profits    3,500,000
Total Asskts over 45,000,000
Just as a successtul merchant makes every
effort to give his customers, courteous, efficient attention, so do the officers of the Bank
of Hamilton endeavor to render to depositors
every servise consistent with conservative
banking practice.
No deposit is too small to assure the depositor considerate treatment—the savings
accounts of those in moderate circumstances
are welcomed with courtesy, and with absence of undue formality which makes banking a convenience and a pleasure.
F. B. Roberts, Agent
BELLEVUE    HOTEL
Bellevue Alta.
Commercial House
Best accommodation in the Pass
Up-to-date — Every convenience
Excellent cuisine'
Suitable for Ladies & Gentlemen
H. B. Hineline
Proprietor
Ca
ores
Views of Labor
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Australian Rick Men and Workingmen Far Apart as the Poles
By George A. Dprsey, Ph. D., L.L.D.,
in Chicago Tribune.
PANTORIUM  TAILORS
Next to Fernie Hotel
SUITS    TO    MEASURE
from $15.00 to $50.00
GENTS AND LADIES'CLOTHES
Cleaned
Repaired .
and
Pressed
•
Head Off That Cold
Do ,uot let a cold run away with you.   Assert your
rights hy fighting a cold with the proper weapon,
Tho Lest way to'liendoff a cold and overcome it   .
is by taking
Laxative Bromide Quinine Tablets
Tlio handy and convenient form in which theso
tablets aro mado render thorn pleasant to take and
effective in results. Fifty chocolate-coaled tablets in ench box. Will break up a cold in loss than
24 hours. 25c. por Box.
A. W. BLEASDELL
DRUOCHST AND STATIONER
FERNIE, B.C.
WHY
were the FIRST PRIZE and the QOLD MEDAL
at tho Edmonton Exhibition awarded to
SWIFT'S PREMIUM HAMS, BACON, ETC?
Becauso thoy are THE BE8T ON THE MARKET, that's why.
Buy them all tho tlmo at
THE 41   MARKET   CO.
8AM GRAHAM, Manager
PHONE 41
KENNEDY &  MANGAN
Lumber for ail
Purposes
hero at any tlmo and In any
qunnlty. You ennnot «wnm.>
ua witli a Urgfl ordrr, or glvi.
ui io nmnll a one that wo will
nut ttllciul to tt.
THERE ARC BOARDS, BEAMS
JOIST8, SHINGLES, Ete,
for nifty kind of bulMIng you
mny bo at work upon. Have
ua send j/ju what you want
wUu you waul tt.
OFNOK Hfirt VAKO,  MePMIfttOM AVI., OM. 0. N. D«»0T« f INNII
"J'''r*v«*5<'*,
SYDNEY,, Australia.—Capital and
labor are a long way apart "They
misunderstand each other, but capital
is in the most perilous position because it refuses to understand. It is
so certain of its position, so sure it
is right; it really believes labor is
ruining the country and that with a
continuance of tho labor ministry
there can be no hope for Australia,
Labor gives capital credit for being
human; capital is hardly so generous.
Capital is honest .and so set in its
ways and beliefs that it hardly seems
worth while to spread before if the
humanitarian banquet whlcli Socialist
cooks are industriously preparing.
Capital won't 'even help set the
table and. considers the whole thing
an absurd dream, an utter impossibility, and is certain labor is wrong
and capital is right.. Capital is honest
as honest as a- Manchu imperial or a
Chinese revolutionist, as honest as
the British raj or a Hindu-nihilist.
Serious Strike About a  Badge
A serious strike has begun in Brisbane; forty-three unions have gone on
a gf-neral strike—because of wh'ati.
Wages? Shorter hours? More holidays? Brutal treatmnt? No',' crn'-
iiUilly it was Blmply a matter of street
car. conductors wearing badges1.
, For days the contention, has waged
furiously pro and ■con, chiefly con, be-
caus labor has not yet got up to the
dignity of a daily press, though it
makes things warm in every state
once a week. There are columns of
abuse and columns of dire predictions
as to the effect of a _ general strike
and the futility of plunging the capital
of - Queensland into business chaos.
But I have seen no shred of argument
'as to' why a few particular laborers
should not be allowed to -wear a
union-badge.
There may be a perfectly good reason why they should not, it is possible the wearing of the badge will interfere - with their work or make the
collecting of fares more difficult or
"dimini_nr'tl_eir~ability-tartell'the-pas=i
sengers to "step lively." But I sea
nothing of this. The conductors want
to wear badges; the bosses say they
shall not. Organized labor throughout Australia is in sympathy with the
men who want to wear, badges.
Any reason why a labor man should
not wear a badge on his watch chain?
I know of none. Why shouldn't he
wear a labor badge or a white tie and
evening dress, or a stovepipe bat with
patent leather shoes, if he wants to?
I see no moro reason why he should
not wear Mb badge. Suppose labor
demanded that ' the railway bosses
should discontinue wearing an elk's
tootli on his, watch chain or a Union
loaguo button in tho lapel of his coat?
We como unconsciously to tho peculiar Ideas about wnat the other, fellow should and'should-not do. We
Hliould consider It absurd, If 'tlio pig
stlekora nt the Chicago stockyards
wore to organize a basoball team, demand Saturday afternoon off for tlielr
games, nnd an hour off other weok
days for practlco. Is there nny reason why pig Btickors should not play
ball? Railway clerks and paying tellers do, Why shouldn't tho Amalgamated Order of Freight Handlers liavo
amateur tlieatricalB and join tlio
merrymakers at midnight on New
Yoar'B Evo.
Why shouldn't 'tho presldont and
socretary of the bollhopn havo a Hpoc-
lal Pullman car of tholr own In which
to Jo\irnoy down to ' Old Mexico or
to tho flowcv show In rasadona,' during slack HoaoonD? Wouldn't lt bo
flno If nil tlio mombt.rn of tho Janitors'
union bolongod lo tho athletic club,
nnd all clmuffourH woro mombora ol
tlio Chicago club? _
Juat Imnglno tho proflldcnt of tho
Btool taint walking to tho works nt
7 o'clock In tlio mornlnn with n
dlnnor pall on ht» arm to opon tho
liltinL; nnd tho moulders and founder.)
volutin up in broughams at 11 o'clock
to begin work.
Prlvllogoi of the Rullny Raee,
Yearn ago 1 had tbo distinguished
honor of travelling with a man who
Iuih slnco boon vlco-proaldenl of tho
Unltod Stato*, Ilo wnH .fust an ordinary politician thon. ilo had novor
done nnytli-W. tlint got Into print, but
was roifutcd to bo n first rnto walk-
Ulf)    Ul'lVbUKJ    LUI     !.!•      •l(.,.U..liki411    (/..il-)
Jn   nj)   .mjiov......   AM. let   \w  n   t'.tfttf
which .mppcnB to havo an enormous
pinl In national politics.
At tho tlmo ho was Juut a conffrosfl-
mnn, chalrmnn of n big committee. ITo
Ann lio lnuivs miiM .v.,   ui.<i pAkit^-^kAt
Job titan> nn Australian Hlioop shoar-
or would bo, or a tolt.pliono lnitli.llor.
Hut whnt ImprMiHcd mo on thia pot^
tluulur tip was IiIh Inability to upend
monoy;'It was ronlly pathetic. Ills
Mprtrlull)' miiit<f tut walW t._.l[w! wlfh
1ttis.if.lB of franks, pawn for railroads,
r_iHiili.il cars, nml 'IlnliiK.rani. When
lio not bored ho uouM j;ct off the train
and fllo n. long telegram to Hill, or
didn't pny. Ho just flnshprf his frank
nml tho ^Krarfful oporator bowed and
smllr-d *ru1 *__o^.-d i_...i he Mi hon-
ordd fr? Mnr: ft'>J" tn it*<it,bMt1 rt m*n-
tngo for such n dlirtltiRulshcd gentle-
mnn.
Or he would,, buy something, say .an
Indian basket or blanket..' Stepped
into an express; office and' presented
his frank—he had franks for'all ex-'
press companies—arid the agent was'
"delighted to take his truck off his
hands, bundle it up for him'; and send
it on east."   A lovely game!'*     •-• .
These men belong to1 the ruling
race. They really and honestly believe
custom ls so ancient that well may
they inherit rights. They do, ' The
.men look upon these rights as inherited. Everyone accepts them as Inherited; no one objects or questions
them. The "established rule" rolls
on from year to decade^ from decade to
century.
Inherit Rights Multiply.
But long, long ago a privileged castle of bellwethers was born. They
had "rights, Inherent rights. Their
rights and claimd liave been multiplying ever since. The'bell has been
getting bigger and the quality of its
tone has been transferred, in the eyes
of-the other sheep, to the wether himself. The latter has come to believe
in himself.. He bas lost nothing in
his own eyes or in the eyes of his
fellow creatures. He thinks he must
live the part. So more keen grows
his search for the odd and the bizarre,
as well as the beautiful, the rare and
the costly of "the world, to embellish
his castle.       j      *       .."'*-.,
Does it need more intelligence ' to
shear, sheep' than to sign checks?
People say it does, and that makes it
80.
Anything in any community is right
as long as everybody :n that commun-
It thinks so.' Society in South Chicago considers it the normal thing for
steel mills ruthlessly to sacrifice men's
lives. It is all right, it Is part of the
system.. They did not make the system, they are not responsible for it.' ■
livers his message: aidi suppose. an.
these questions; --V '■ - J y, ~.y- V ' *
intelligent man in "the audience, asks.
""You come from America^where
your religion has-been '.'taught'' for
about four hundred years, where every
small village has one of your,churc__es,-
and-the great cities have scores' upon'
scores. Do all the people attend these
churches.' Do your countrymea°gener-
ally practice what-you.preao__.tQ"__s?
Does even a * considerable minority
practice it? Are your laws oo'nstetent
with or contrary to 'the-religion' you
preach' to us? Are your cities clean
i.iorplly in proportion to the/nvintar. pi
churches    they   contain?, 7 Do jot*
PREACHING AND
PRACTISING
A clerical gentleman who has the supervision of a theological school where
young men are supposed to be trained
to convert the heathen; penned a supplicating .letter to. Joseph. Fels, a well
known manufacturer,', and' who Is likewise a slngle.taxer of national repute,
asking j the. millionaire-manufacturer
for a little of the needful, ln order that
ministers might be sent to the Orient
to flood tho Flowery Kingdom with
the light of Christianity.
Fels, the manufacturer and single-
taxor, answered tho letter of the sanctified beggar In such a masterly .manner that lt la very probable ho will not
bo molested by clerical mendicants In
the vory near future.
Tho letter, of Fols to the boss of the
theological'school Is, in part, al. follows:
Rev. , Dean Theological School.
Dear SIr,--Replyliig to' your communication, T am at a Iobb to know whoro
you havo rend of my "acts of charity
and phllnnthrophy." I am not a, philanthropist and give nothing to charity.
When you Bay I nm of your 'faith,"
I suppose you mean of your orood.
Lot nio Btato my faith and wo can soo
wherein wo differ.
I bollovo In the Fatnorliood of God,
and, thorofore, In tho Brotherhood of
Man, "Man" I moan all mon. So far
I Biipposo wo agroo.
I bollovo that tho Creator frocly
gavo tho earth to all of Ills children
that all may havo equal righto to Its
ubo,    Do you ngroo to tliat,
I bollovo thatjtho Injunction, "In the
sweat of thy brow shalt thou* oat
bread" nbcouBarily impllos "Thou shalt
not eat bread In the sweat of thy bro-
thar'a brow?"    Do you nRroo?
I bollovo that all nro violating tho
dlvlno lnw who llvo In IdlonosB on
wonlth. produced by others sln'co thoy
©at broad In the sweat of tholr bro-
thorn' brow*.    Do you agroo to that?
I bollovo that no mnn should havo
powor to tnko wonlth ho has not produced or earned, unlosB freely glvon to
him by tho producer,    Do you ..{.roe?
I bollovo that nrothorhood requires
(riving nn equivalent for ovory uorvlca
rocelvod from a brothor. Do you ORree
i        ii     l n
Lv    .«,*...,
J L'_i:.'.v Jl l* WuuiflHruiGUD to nwc-rt
or InHliniuto thnt God has condemned
some of Hln chlldron to hopolou poverty nnd to tho crimes, wnnt nnd ml*
ory renultlng thorofrom, nnd lift* at
.!v._
t-tl'C     **^»*4fC
iaV*   A-** At'w'W'va   SV  \_Wv+*-t
of enso and luxury without labor.   Do
you ngroo?
You sny tlmt you nood monoy to
train young mon and fit thorn "to carry
tho word to the heathen of forolgn
Tumid, nnd thni hn ln»friim<in.nl In dla.
polling tho dnrknosa thnt rolfjns am*
onK mtl(l"nn of our bfMhron In «.h«»r
landH." Thut is a noble purpose. But
whnt mps»at.o would your nrhool ntvfl
to thosp youtiir mon to take to tlto
benlKhUnl brethren that would aUntS
a fir* nt <iw Mlona from an lnt*Wg*nt
hrtfhw? fJirprxw. for f»vamplfr,
your school minds to oomo pagan country an ihfvillRcnt young mnn who d<*
(Continued on" page 15)
• Peps ls the name bestowed upon a
new scientific preparation put up into
tabloid or pastille form, which, provides
an entirely new and'effective treatment for coughs, colds and lung and
throat troubles generally.     ,  .
Did it. never occur-to you as peculiar
that when, you have a cough or a cold,
or any chest trouble, you should apply
medicine—not to your lungs, but to'
your stomach ?
Look at it the other way round. Suppose, you suffered from some stomach
complaint—indigestion or ulceration.
How strange you would think it if you
were asked to take a medicine which
had to be breathed in, and which went- -
not to your stomach, but to your lunga'
and breathing passages ? *
There is no connection between the
stomach and the lungs (see diagram
below), and when for-a cold or a
cough or any chest complaint you take
some medicine, such as liquid cough
mixtures, syrups, lozenges, wbich go—
not to your lungs, butto your stomach--
you are wasting time.
Peps—this _■ newest remedy for
coughs, colds, and lung troubles—go
to the lungs ; and brcatbing-tubes,
direct, Peps are really pine fumes
and certain highly beneficial medicinal
extracts specially prepared by a new
scientific process and then condensed
into tabloid form. . It is like making a
breathable gas solid!
You put a "Pep" on your tongue
and let it dissolve. - As jit does so the
healing essences it contains turn into
vapor, and you BREATHE them
direct to" your lungs and air passages 1
-t Thesoheal^ Tmh " iiirTirrT
_ng essences ' mW&RBm—lf,.72i*
pass  down,1     ^M_W______*HME
your breath-
ing-tubes,
bathing, all-  ,
the inflamed »
surfaces.^
which noUWM
liquid  or'
solid matter
can   evor
roach,  in
health-Riving
pine   fumes,
and   carrying health
and healing
wherever
tlmy  penetrate,
Thoso tis- i=s*vetnMari
SlW-S.rcilfi.il- T-V5T0MACI
oning, pleasant fumes, so liberated
from. the dissolving Pep, are not only
henling In their  operation, they aro
(antiseptic. Tlioy kill tho goruis of
consumption, catarrh, and thoso many
. nnd varied throat nnd lunn troubles so
co:nmon to-day. Peps fumes—llko tlio
i'umus from nature's Pino woods—got
Uiroct to tho lungs and chest, and givo
instant relief to colds, tightness, bronchitis, etc, In short, Pops bring pine
| forest nlr to your home I
You havo a nasty night cough ? Tnko
a Pop boforo going to bed—your cough
v.lil not trouble youl Your lungs aro
a llttlo weak, and going from tlio warm
lioui.0 into tho cold air outside makes
you cough? Just boforo going out put
a Pop In your mouth—thoro will bo no
nouglilngl Your throat feels "stuffed
up," your chost fools tight, und your
breathing troublesome ? Pops will put
matters right for you vory quickly.
Pops, whllo gradually turning to
vanor as soon as put Into tho mouth,
will retain tholr goodness Indefinitely
If kept dry. l<>.h llttlo Pops pastillo
Is packed in an air-tight wrapping,
which ls easily romoved, and thoy nro
packed in neat tin pockot boxos. Thoy
aro notstloky (tlio minis.or or publlo
speaker oan carry a few loose In tho
vest pookot)i thoy do not spoil the
nppotlto and ruin tho digestion, llko
cough syrups and mixtures do; and—
thoy DO euro oougbii oolds and lung
troublol
Just aa the out-door treatment for
consumption—the "breithlng" treat*
mont—is now admitted to bo tho only
rational treatment, io tho "Pops**
treatment for oolds and lung trouble!
Is tho only rational homo treatment
Peps euro catarrh, cough., bron*
ehltls, Bore throat tightness or aolilna
aoroBs the olieit, difficulty In breath*
lng, night cough, hoarseneia, asthma,
laryngitis, smoker's throat, oto. ilest
for children because free from opium,
morphine, or any poison,
All druggists and stores soil Pops
at BOc, a box or 8 for 11,28. Should
your dealer bo out of stook, ordor
direot (nost nald) from Peps Co,,
Dupofit Bt„ Toronto, or E2 Princess
bU. tv-Uuipeg,
Mti-.h. i-KlAL.-itw proprietors wbh this great discovery to be
widely appreciated, and have de*
aided to ol.er a free trial pocket
to all portions who would !/'<« to
toHt thin unique remedy,   Out out
ll   * .   ,  ,T ,1 , .,  ,.fl .    .....~        It        If. _.
W*M       *....»..•,.,,        .kit*.      ww,4w_      «*      ••»."
name of this paper, and mall (t to
Peps Ca, Toronto, or 52 Princes
Street, Winnipeg, onolosmg
1 cent stamp to pay for return
postage, A free trial packet
of Peps will bo mailed you ly
return.   If you hare a friend
aufferiiig   from  a cougU.
oold.or any throat
or lunar trouble,
liaud this on,
Ne.ru
fii LiHuinble
'yy ;';.'. ;>"_'    \XDealer in    ;,-   '*'   ::  \ I  'I.
Ha,i^i«,y Stoves ^Flanges
i/;   Fancy Goods aiid Stationery   ;'
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Everything:
Up-to-date
Call in and
see us once
JOHN PODBIELANCIK, Prop.
Fernie-Fort Steele
Brewing Co., Ltd.
Beer
and
Porter
Bottled Goods a Specialty
(MB
Cigar Store
W. A. INGRAM
Wholesale and Retail
Tobacconist
Barber Shop .,
Baths
Shoe Shine
Billiards and Pool
Coffee and Sandwich
Counter   ,
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am
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FERNIE, B.C.      Phone 34
TRY,   A   "LEDGER"   WANT   ADVT.r
Livery, Feed
and Sale Stables
Fire, clue Honti. tor Sale,    $
Buyt Horeoo on Commlelon
[DISEASES OF MENJ
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FURNISHED ROOMS
Every convenience and comfort, 'jutt
Ilk* bolng at homt.   Ona block
fromPoit Offlco,  Centrally locatod
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PEUAT AVI.    .    •    •    FKRNIt.
CURED
I positively cure three-fourths of,
ill the gases thnt arc absolutely in-i
Pcurable'by any methods other than]
lthose I employ. I do not care whol
khas treated you or how long or byj
[whnt means he has treated you,J
Ithe probability is that I can curel
|you,' and I will be able to speaki
[definitely in the matter when I]
enow the details of yonr case.
Write for Free Book
If.you can't call at my office]
•write for my book, which describes!
■my-method,' All letters are given]
[special attention.
DR. KELLEY'S MUSEUM
210 Howard St., 8pok_tn», Wash.
• 0
Large Airy^ Rooms &
Good Board
Ross & Mackay L^h
Nowhere In tho Pass can be'
found In such a display of
Meats
. We have the best money
can buy of Beef, Pork, Mutton, Veal, Poultry, Butter, J
Eggs, Pish, "imperator Hams
ond Bacon" Lard, Sausages,
'  Welners and Sauer Kraut,
PHONE OR CALL
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. Phone 56
A Flash of
Lightning
la. Juat nn llkoly to atrlke
the houso of tlio uninsured
mnn an thnt ol his moro' pru>
dont neighbor. No building
Is Imrauno,
Better Have
fmf *w    • ■ * «u* <_m it   f*
,>ou audi iid.o a i._.i..._.ui_
clause attached lo the policy.
Thon you noodn't worry overy
tlmo thoro la a thundoratorm.
M, A, KASTNER
Sole Agent for Fornlo
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A38AYER
B.    W.    WIDDOWflON, A»»»y.r and
ChtmUt, Rn C UOt, NcUon, 11. a
Char***:—KtaM. Mllvor. I.ta4 or Copi>»r,
(j **cti,^ Oo.a-i.J-V.-T_ or Kl»vtr-J^«<_,
M.IO. f>rlc«a for ether metals: Coal.
MtntBl, ir'WM.ay t_n*ky_M_* «m »k>i».-<_*«
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,   B. C, DECEMBER 7,1912.
PAGE ELEVEN
COLO SORES AND ULCERS
ARE HEALED BY ZAM-BUK
Cold sorea/ chapped ^hands, ulcers,
i a>nd   winter    eczema    are   common'
"troubles juBt*'now, and for 'all  these'
Zam-Buk will be found" the surest" anil'
.quickest -remedy. V Sometimes ' cold
sores arise from chilblains on the toes
or fingers, and  in  the, former  case,
-Where colored .socks are worn, there
-in a danger-of7 blood-poisoning  from*
the dye.    Zam-Buk "being so powerfully antiseptic removes the danger as
soon as applied and quickly heals." -
Mr. W.J.'Halliday, of Ash Grore,
Ont, says:   .;>I had my little finger
frozen, and. it  cracked' at the flrai'
Joint, causing a bad,sore, which die-'
. charged freely and '■ would not heal.'
The pain .was very bad,-and the whole
ef my; hand became swollen and in
bad shape.     ■■'   ,.     *■ - ,
- "A friend advised me to try'Zam-
Buk, and I soon found that Zam-Buk
.was. altogether . different  to.any pre-
paratlon I had ever, tried.   In a Tery
short lime it healed the sore." ',
'•'  Miss Lillie May, 'of-.Stoaey Creek,
, Ont., 'sayB:    " A  few  weeks  since,
several vnasty, diBflguring- cold  sores
suddenly broke out on my lips, which
became much swollen.     Seeing my
condition, a friend advised me to.try
Zam-Buk and leave all other preparations aside.  This I did, and was much
'Bleased, after a'-few. applications of
this balm, to,see every sore healed."
"   Zam-Buk will,also be found a sure
cure  for ecisema, blood-poison, varicose sores, -piles, scalp, sores,,  ring-
Tlworm, inflamed-patches, babies' eruptions and chapped places, cuts, burns,
.' bruises; and skin  injuries  generally.
All druggists and stores sell at 50c
box, or post free from Zam-Buk Co.,
Toronto, upon, receipt, of price.   Refuse harmful  imitations and substitutes.'        7
Use also Zam-Buk Soap, 25c. tablet
Best for baby's tender skin!
KING'S  HOTEL
TO PREVENT.   ';
EXPLOSIONS
WILL SOGiALISM:
STEAL YOUR HOME
-Bar supplied with  the  best Wines,
i - ,*$•'.
Liquors and Cigars'
-DINING  ROOM  IN  CONNECTION
W. MILLS,
Prop
MORTGAGE   SALE
Under and l>y vlrture of the powers
.contained in a certain Mortgage, which
.wlil lie "produced at the tlmo of sale,
these'   will     be , offered    -by    sale
bv public-auction on Monday, the 16th
day.of December, 1912, at the hour of
11 o'clock ln tho forenoon; at the office
of Grafton and Bennett,-  Cox    Street,
; Fernie,  B.C.,  by J.  W.  Bennett,  auctioneer, the'..following,property, namo-
ly:-   -    •   , , •     ■   _,. ..    .
Lot. Number  2   ln  Block Number  8,
_ Fernie, according to a map or plan deposited ln the Land Registry Office In
the City of Nelson, and numbered 734.
Terms: 10 per cent- of-the purchase
money to be paid down at the time of
i]g.»=l)n
xnco to-be-paid-within--30-daysf
- 'For   further, particulars   and   conditions of sale apply to,
Messrs LAWK &'.FISHER,
, Imperial Bank Buildings,
<*  '■— , ■ .   . Fernio, B. C.
Dated thlH 7th day of November. 1912,
SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING
,  REGULATIONS
COAL mining rights of the Dominion, In Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, tho North
West Territories and in a portion of
the Province of British Columbia, may
be leased for a term of twenty-one
years at an annual rental of 11 an aore.
Not more than 2,560 acres wll be leased
to one apnlloant.
Application for a lease mi. it be made
by tlio applicant ln person to the
Agent or Sub-Agent of tho dlstrlot In
which the rights applied for aro situated.
In surveyed territory the land must bo
doscrlbed by sections, or legal sub-divisions of sections, and In unsurvoyod
territory the tract applied for shall bo
staked out by tlio applicant himself.
Eaoh aplloatlon muAt be accompanied
by a foe of (5 which will be refunded if
tho rights applied for are not avallablo,
but not otherwise. A royalty shall bo
paid on the merchantable output of tho
mine at the rate of five oentR por ton,
Tho person oporatlng tlio mlno shall
furnish tho Agont with sworn roturns
accounting for tho full quantity of merchantable coal mined an dpay tho roy-
nlty thoroon. If tlio coal mining
rights aro not being oporatod, suoh
roturns should bo furnished at .oast
onco a year,
The lease will Inoludo the ooal mining
rights only, but tho lessoe may be por-
mlttod to piirohaso whatever avallablo
surfaco rights may bo oonnlderoil no-
cesiary for the working of the mine
at the rate of $10,00 an aore. ,
For full information application
should bo made to the Secretary of the
Department of tho Interior, Ottawa, or
to any Agont or Bub-Agent of Domino
Ion Lands,
W, W. Cory,
Deputy Minister of the Tntfirtn.\
N.n—'Unauthorised publication of this
advert!, omont will not bo paid for.
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Dentist,
COLEMAN, Alberts.
Office In Cameron Block
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■>• At the meeting of, the^Liverpobl section ;bf;the British-Society ofrjChemical
Industry, last February, Dr. J.'Hargei
read a paper on "Dust Explosions and
Their Prevention,", which' exploited a
new theory for the prevention of such,
explosions, worked out in the chemical
laboratory of. the Liverpool University-
Brief ly,. Doctor Harger's theory is to
prevent the ignition of coal dust, and,
in a measure, the ignition of firedamp,
by^ reducing the amount of oxygen in
the air-currents flowing through the
mine.- He stated,that.while a lamp
would not burn in air in which oxygen
had been reduced'.to'17 p. c. a man
could do continuous hard work ih such
an atmosphere, and not notice'that it
differed from ordinary air containing
21 per cent oxygen. He stated that a
man would not notice or feel any bad
effect until the oxygen was reduced to
below, 14 peif cent.' At 12 per cent
the shortage ,was noticeable,' and a
danger* point was reached when the
percentage of oxygen iii the air was reduced to-7% per cent. He drew at;
tentlon to some work - of professor
Haldane, F.R.S... Dr. Leonard Hill and
Prof. Benjamin Moore, . F.R.S., all
great British authorities on respiration,
who agreed that air containing from
17 to -18 .per cent oxygen with a moderate amount of carbon dioxide, up to
one per cent, was , perfectly • suitable
for human requirements, and was,' in
fact,,as good as'ordinary air. Dr.
Leonard Hill .had made this the subject
of special, research for. i5 years, and
his opinion, therefore, was worthy
of, credence.    1-      . ■
He quoted from Doctor. Hill as follows:
A reduction of oxygen to 17 or 18
per cent of an atmosphere would have
no influence on the work done.   Mining operations are conducted, railways,
etc., are built, and big towns exist at
altitudes where the partial pressures
of. oxygen are much less than this.
An increased percentage of carbon di.
oxide,'say up, to one per cent, will
slightly increase the breathing; otherwise it will have no.effect. •      ■•
' Doctor .Hager stated that as the result of his own experiments, and the
researches and experiments of others,
the reduction" of oxygen necessary in
the mine air varied with different coals
and with the'method of working.   In
most. mines '■ a' reduction of one per
cent in the oxygen and the addition of
^'per cent of carbon dioxide is sufficient.     "With others a reduction   of
=%=r_er=cent=6£_-ca!_bon__diQxide=i5__n6ces--
sary to Vender them safe.  ' This diminution, in the oxygen in'the mine air'
ls ,fecomm«nded in1 addition to the amount absorbed by the coal dust," loose
coal, and coal faces and ribs.   He further-stated-that absolute safety is .secured If the reduction in oxygen is
made to 17^ ■ per cent with % to one
per cent of carbon .dioxide, not only
from coal-dust explosions, .but   from
fire-damp explosions, also from fires of
wood or coal in the roads and from
gob fires.     For respiration such an
atmosphere Is as good as ordinary air,
and for people predisposed to consumption It is hotter.    This he stated has been proved by many Invests
gators.
Doctor Harger suggested, as a
means to reduce the oxygen in the air,
that flue, gases, purified from harm,
ful gases and smoke, bo mixed with
the fresh air-entering the mlno—ono
part to 30 of freBh air, or one part to
15 for tho movo dangerous mined, This
lie Btntos can bi. done with vory simple
appliances.
The plan suggested docs not appear
foaslblo, declares a commentator In
Mines and Minerals, In tho first placo
lights do not burn brightly ln air from
hydraulic compressors carrying 18 por
cent oxygon. Fluo gnsosNovon If purified from harmful gases, will contain
somo fonturo that Is not beneficial to
tho minor; besides, n small quantity
additional of C02 (Inferior fig,) duo to
lights absorbing tho lonsonod qunntlty
of oxygon, will create an atmonphoro
that will extinguish a safety-lamp, For
Instance In tlio llurrell experiments nt
Pittsburgh Testing Station, a cnndlo
wont out whon enrbon dloxldo reached
2.05 por cont and oxygon 10,21 por
cont.
As tlio United Statos Jluronu of Mines Is equipped for such nlr Investigation thoro Is no reason why Doctor
I.(.rf,or'B plnn should not bo nrovoil
olthor practical or Impractical. If prac
cal, even through modification, Doctor
Ilargcr will have been proved a bono<
factor to conl mlno owners and workors. ' If Impractical tho absolute know.
lodgo that It Is so will bo of value.--
Tbo Coal and Coko Operator.
/■
ALEXANDER MACNEIL
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary, eto.
Offices: Eaketeln Building,
Fertile, D.C.
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LAWK A FISHER
ATTORNKYB
Pernio, B. C.
L   H.   PUTNAM
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public, eta.
BLAIRMORE.
ALTA.
It Is stated at Victoria that tho R C,
Fodorntlon of Labor nnd tlio Industrial
Poaco Association way be considered
, , «i ...   _>    i.    *      , ,
UA    JfiLLLLij     LCtfyVHlL.ULf*     _Wi      I..C    to^^Wli.V'
ment of 1hc Inbnr r-on.Ti.lr.Mtm. Thr
representatives of labor havo laid boforo the government a largo number of
proposals which might nllevlato tho
lot of tho working man.    Among thoao
wage In certain Industries, the pay*
mont of wages at loast fortnightly In
certain Industries, especially In rain.
Ins;, and certain improvements In the
workmen's compensation act. Tho Industrial Peace Association haa suggested tbo establishing of a system of com*
pulsory arbitration fn tabor disputes.
All of theso matters will be enquired
Into by tbe commission and a retport
prepared on which future legislation
wilt be baaed.—Ladystnl»h. Chronicle.
v Bishop Carroll, of Montana, is very
anxious to protect the workers from
the'evils of Socialism: He is especi-
ally afraid that Socialism, will rob the
worker of his home. To' put the matter in his own words, he declares that
"worst of all,' Socialism' would take
from the laboring man" the things he
needs most—religion and the-home."
We have stated before that Socialism' has nothing to- do with-religion.
It is purely a political economic movement, as can be readily learned by
anybody who takes the trouble to read
Socialist literature or visit Socialist
meetings. , Therefore, the fears of
the bishop on this score are absolutely groundless..      " *    • .    ,
We would suggest" to' the bishop,
however, that the low wages whl-.h
are driving; girls working In department stores, restaurant and factories
to the red light district are really a
danger to any religion that is' worth
while. It might be well for the, good
bishop to do something about these
matters. „
The Steel Trust is forcing a large
percentage of its men to work twelve
hour's a day, seven days' a week. These
men do not have a chance to go to
church on Sundays—not even a Roman Catholic Church. We would suggest that the good bishop might look
into this matter if he is anxious to
abolish the forces .which are undermining religion ih America.
But what about the home—will Socialism destroy the home? In the
first. place, we are ' compelled to inform tho good bishop that millions of
workers in America haven't got any
homes. Socialism certainly will hot
rob.these workers of their homes..The
next time Bishop Carroll visits Chicago he would do well to drop into.the
municipal lodging house, or visit any
one of the^hundreds of lodging houses
on State, Madison and other streets
which are filled with homeless men.
Many of these men have found it impossible for months to.secure employment. In many cases the little homes
that they once possessed* have. been
broken up because they could not get
a job. Socialism did not rob these
men of their homes.
If the bishop, will spend half a day
in the Chicago, stock yards district
he will find thousands of families of
five,.six and even a dozen people jammed together in three or four rooms,
In addition to the family there will
be~airj^HeTe,"ffoT__—twi_"w"T_"a6~zen
boarders, taken in to enable, the family to pay the rent. It is absolutely
impossible 'for. the people in such
"homes",to have any privacy or comfort. _' We frankly admit that Socialism will destroy this sort of "homes"
and put something better, in -their
place. '        , '••'   ". "        «
A recent investigation showed that
tliere were 1,616 dark and- gloomy
rooms in the houses in ten blocks In
Btock yards,; district. It Is probable
that there are over ono hundred thousand such rooms In the city of Chicago—rooms without sufficient light and
ventilation to enable the workers to
maintain their health. It Is in' such
rooms that tuberculosis flourishes.
Over a third of the adultB dying ln
tho stock yards district die from tuberculosis. Thore are thousands of
similar homos to bo found on tho west
Bide, in South Chicago, and in othor
sections of tho city." Tho working
clnss aro janunod together Into such
hovels and tenements.. And Bishop
Carroll has the nerve to toll these,
worklngmon—most of whom are Roman Catholics—that Socialism will rob
thorn of'tholr homos. '
Tho next tlmo Bishop Carrol goos
lo Europo wo hope that ho will visit
tho Gorman city of Ulm, a city of
130,000 Inhabitants in tho southern part
of tho Gorman empire, IIo will find
thoro that tho city owns about nlnoty
per cent of all the land within tho city
limits, Tho city govornmont has not
loft it to land speculators and contractors to erect, "homos" for tho workers,
Tho city govornmont has orootod nt-
tS/iotlvo and comfortablo cottages for
C.700 pooplo, or ovor ono-tonth of Its
entire population, Tlinso cottngos
nro sold or rented to tho workors at
cost, and tlio city Is rapidly building
mora to provldo tho host sort of accommodations for tho rest of Us citizens.
This Is tho way tho Socialists pro-
poso to "rob tho workors of their
homos," Wo propose to wlpa out tho
crowded tonomonts and ramshackle
hovels nnd to Abolish the slums, We
want tho cities to oroct comfortablo,
attractive dwellings in tho placo of
those tenements and to ront or soil
tliem to the workers al cost. If tho
bishop calls this "robbing tho worker*
of tneir homes,' we aro glad to plead
&_■<'..j ul .in. i.lt&ftoi.—CLlf.i.w Wati\i,
land near' Wabanum, Alta.,'' 40 'miles
west of Edmonton-and. within three-
quarters of a mile of the" main-.line-of
the Grand Trunk Poe.fic ..railway.
Charles A. Merwin ' of .Edmonton,
secretary-treasurer ■■ of .Htie ^ company,
announces that work /will, begin at
once on a new tunnel, west of the
"present working, which is to contain
a double track for mine trucks. Other
improvements planned, are a permanent tipple and coal cutting machines,
operated by compressed air, also th©
building of a spur- track of 400 feet
to connect the mine with the railroad.
Dunn Brothers, of Edmonton, who
located the property, have been doing
development work since 1909. There
are three seams, one of which has
been ■■ worked. This ranges from 15
to 20 feet in thickness. The three
seams outcrops on a terrace, from
which the coal can be screened and
loaded by gravity. Analysis by private tests and others made at the provincial government laboratory show
that the product is of first-class quality, suitable for domestic and steam
purposes.
, The coal is of.the semi-butimlhous
variety;.high In fixed carbon and vol
atile matter; it Is of sound structure
and does not "weather" quickly. Tbe
pitch, is such that no hoists will be
required, and the mine is free from
water, thus obviating the necessity of
a pumping plant.
H. E. Call, M.E., who recently made
a thorough examination of the properly estimates there Is 32,000,000 tons
of coal in the three seams.
"Taking into consideration the ac.
cessibility to mining and shipping and
the excellent quality of "the product,
this mine with proper, development
should become valuable property in a
short time and. have an important influence on industrial activities In.Edmonton,
Sir James Grant, who is a geologist
of note, went over the property carefully before becoming (president of the
company, in which Mayor Georg© S.
Armstrong and George Harcourt, deputy minister of agriculture for Al.
berta, are directors. Sir James ls
fully satisfied that the mino will become a valuable producer In a short
time. Will C. Dunn, one of the locators of the property, is vice president
of the company.
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Purity in food, lower cost of living—
these are the demands of the day.
Pufe food is health, and health is economy
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The most healthful foods are the quickly
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crusts and other, pastry, when perfectly made
. from wholesome ingredients.
,   Dr. PRICE'S baking powder makes these
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Mexico,
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Australia                      Formosa
New Zealand
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Ceylon                          Iceland
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Poland
Turkey      "         8.7
China                            Italy
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These drafts can be drawn in sterling, francs, marks, lire, kronen, yen,
taels, roubles, etc., according to the money of the country in which they
are payable. This enables the payee to obtain the exact amount intended.
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K.GU.O.. of Ottawa, ia p.«aldcn.. will
begin ahlpplni within 30 day«, atarU
litf witb 100 tons dally and Inereaa-
lr>K tha output rapidly to l.OuO tons a
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PAGE TWELVE
\ THE DISTRICT LEDQEB,!FERNIE, ?B.;C.,rDEOEMBER 7, Y912..
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SIR RICHARD "THE
LORDLY BEGGAR"
Sir Richard McBride, the lordly importunate and imperative beggar, having been refused a larger dole by Sir
Wilfrid Laurier than was given, to the
other provinces, went out o*. the room
and slammed the door. Then he went
on his famous pilgrimage to carry his
appeal to the foot of the throne. Again
refused, he has made a third journey
out of the-west, hat in hand, to Ottawa, to beg of his good friend, Mr.
Borden, whose naval policy he has
threatened to attack, an annual remittance in gold larger than Canada gives
to any of her other provinces to help
out the great poverty of the people
, of British Columbia, who, we must presume, find their taxes a burden they
cannot bear. He desires that Mr. Borden shall forco the French-Canadian
' habitants of Quebec to help support
his schools, to help the British Col.
' umbians to keep order among themselves and to relieve the poverty-stricken Inhabitants'of the western province
■ of their burden of taxation. 1-J.Ib demand is that all Canada shall pay tribute to his government, so as to enable
it to go on, as it has been doing, subsidizing the constituencies into universal subservience.
Needless to say this is not the tune
Sir Rlchad sings when budget time
comes around. Then his is the richest
province in the Dominion, with untold quickly realizable wealth. Its
forests, with their five to seven hundred year old trees that grow so tall
as to make mountains seem like hills
are a spectacular asset. Its mountain torrents leap over ledges or drop
down steep courses with a powerful
roar that speaks of coining cities. All
over are scattered mines where gold,
copper, silver, lead, zinc, iron and
coal are mined in astonishing quantities. Its farmlands and climate are
at all times its boast. Did the govern,
ment of British Columbia not within
the last two years make all the other
provinces jealous by subsidizing three
railways across   its    entire breadth.
- Did it not fairly startle us a few
months ago and give us ground to believe in its opulence By the announcement that it would spend as 'much in
the next two or three years .on highway construction as Quebec has spent
in all the, years since confederation?
Yet with all this Sir Richard has been
begging at Ottawa, asking that Nova
Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
and other slow and decadent provinces
of the east should give him more in
^Wortibl_yuT^fTlhe^fedefal~f_r_rd_r
than they get, should in other words
help to bear the burden of taxation
of his people. , And Mr. Borden has
bo far given ear to his request as to
grant a royal commission to consider
it.'
When Sir Richard McBride first
came into power as premier of British
Columbia he had the greatest amount
of natural wealth that could be quickly
realized or placed ln tho trust by the
people that haB ever fallen to the lot
of anyt provincial premier. Has ho
in eight short years so squandered the
magnificent    inheritance    of    public
domain,that the5people will not only
have nothing to pass to the next generation, but are already beggared?
That would be an appalling revelation.
It is time that a natural resources account was opened in the public oc-
counts ledge of each province, in which
all arable land, timber, water powers
aud mineral wealth parted witb, should
be entered against considerations received for them, and that occasional
•stock taking should estimate available
assets remaining. British Columbia
has used its capital on current expense and will soon of necessity be
forced to raise a larger part of its revenue by taxation.—Montreal Witness.
WIDOW'S PENSION
IN NEW ZEALAND
By Frank Richards, J.P., F.I.A.S. -.
Was'it not Franklin who said that
tho people's health was the nation's
wealth? Few people will deny that
tho people's health was the nation's
wealth? Few people will deny'that
it is in the Interests of a nation that
its citizens should be well born and
well nourished; therefore,. New Zealand should be commended for bringing la an Act enabling all widows to
receive a pension for every child under fourteen years of age, provided that
they have been resident in the country
for a period of six months prior to the
birth of any child to whom the act
applies.
Tlie magistrates, alone, are authoriz.
ed by the act to grant or refuse pensions The grant is for a ""period of
twelve months', at the,end of which
time the circumstances of the pensioner are reviewed. The maximum pension payable is $89 where there is
one child, $97 for two, $116 for three,
and $145 for more than three. These
amounts are subject to reduction, according as the annual income of th_e_ap-
plicant exceeds $145. Income is deemed to include an amount equal to five
per cent, of the capital value of all
property owned where the actual income from such property do8B~~not
reach that sum; but personal earnings, which, with any pension payable,-
do not exceed $485 in any year, are exempted. The pension ceases on the
re-marriage of the pensioner. Payment is made monthly through the
post'office. *
It was estimated that the cost would
be $266,000 per annum. • The census
for 1911 shows that there are appro,
ximartely 25,700 widows of, all ages in
the Dominion of New Zealand, bf which
number 8,500 are between the ages of,
20 and 55, and 6,300 between the ages
of 55,and 65, and 10,900 65 years and
rate of two hundred and fifty'per
month, so that'- the applicants for
twelve months would work out at
about 3,000. But there has been a
decline in the number applying," and
it is not anticipated that there will be
more than 2,000 claims for the year.
The actual liability may only be $176,-
000, which Will be still further reduced if the percentage of rejections is
maintained, which has been about sixteen per cent. . The total income of
the persons applying, including personal earnings, has" been found to be
$162,111, being an average income per
pensioner of $203. " The property owned is as-follows: houses, $283,301;
furniture, $153,900; cash, $83,623; other propent'y, $71,338. Total, $588,184,
less mortgages ' $122,137, nett, $466,-
049; the average amount of property
per pensioner being $586.
Seeing that the income of these, peoplo is not at all insignificant, it can.
not be urged that they are paupers,
and, as they participate In what belongs to them collectively, they cannot
bo pauperized for taking- their share
of it.as individuals, when their circumstances are such that the very fact
of -their participation increases their
valuo and usefulness to the state.
In his "Utopia" Sir Thomas More
says: "The people must of necessity
have store and plenty of things, and
seeing that they be all thereof partners equally, .therefore should no man
there be poor or needy."       y
New Zealand certainly is travelling
rapidly towards a system which has
some advantages even " over Sir
Thomas More's scheme. >
New Zealand is young, but British
Columbia is younger, and the facilities
for rapid advancement -■ greater than
they are in New Zealand. The value
of our land is increasing much' more
rapidly than can be possible in a'coun;
try so remote as New Zealand; therefore, if the government of British Columbia would, allocate a certain small
percentage of the receipts from "the
sale of-lands, forests, minerals and
fisheries, a splendid nucleus would be
formed for a Widows'" Pension Fund'.
The receipts in 1910-1911 for land
sales were $4,052,466:7minerals, $399,-
272; timber, $2,492,327; fish. $82,657;
making a total of $7,026,722. If it were
possible to put aside two per cent, of'
this amount, $.40,000 would be brought
in per annum, and 'would be available
for a Widows' Pension Fund.
This has been done for the establishment of a university. Surely it is
as appropriate to nourish the young
citizen of British Columbia in the early
stages of development, as when he is
of an age suitable to attend "the university? ' • ~i'
> It is the duty of governments to pro-
_te_ctjthe__.fa_the_r_less__and_mainitain_the.
over.     These last mentioned are qualified for old age pensions.
The Old Age'Pension Act in New
Zealand has been, amended, and now
provides for a pension in excess, of the
maximum available as a widows' pension to women at 55 and over who have
young children. Therefore, those who
are likely to receive-benefits from tbe
act are limited to 8,500 bolow the age
of 55. The number of widows aged
65 und over on tho Old Ago Pension
roll Is 4,896. Tho actual figures for
tho first five months of this yoar since
tho Aot came into force show that applications have beon registered at the
home influences,1, thus obviating ^the
necessity of sending them-to institu.
tions to eke out their childhood days
in the atmosphere of cold bleak officialdom. " '
It is wisdom to do so, because if they
are neglected they become a charge
upon the state as erim'inals, lunatics,
or pauper's. Therefore, even from an
economical standpoint, it would be
wise to provide for them during infancy In a suitable manner.
I am indebted to Commissioner D.
Robertson, of the New Zealand government, for tho facts and figures
abovo quoted. " -'
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All Wool; Sweater Coats. Special for Christmas
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Men's Fancy Shirts, Reg. 1.50 to 1,75.     Special 1.00
Stetson Hats. Reg. 5.50,      y-       -       -Special 4.00
Ladies' Misses' and Boys' Boots and Shoes
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Five Roses Flour always on hand.
Vegetables a. Specialty
.. Gorgorizola; Canadian Cheddar,   Imported Swiss, Cream Brick, Ingersoli's Cream, McLaren's,
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MINERS VICTIMS
 JEKONAGE
Chicago Men Shipped to Break Strike
In West Virginia Locked in Cars
Treated Like. Cattle .     ,
Two car loads ,'of ""men who were
shipped out, of Chicago last woek are
being held, locked up like cattle in
the box cars and awed by armed
"guards' at Charleston, W. Va., according to dispatches from that placo.
Under gross misrepresentation, the
men were shipped jto the scenes of thc
conl mine strikes oh Cabin Creek and
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(Woight 30 lbs.)   ■
1 A. R, V. Sherry
1 Sauterne N & J
1 MarHelln Wine
I St. Aubin Clarot
I Blackberry Wino
1 Old Port
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Hamper No. 2. Price $4.00
(Weight. 30 lbs.)
1 Julos Coadan Cognac     1 St; Aubin Claret
1 A. R. V. Sherry 1 Scotch Whiskey     .;
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1 Ryo whiflkoy Canadian 1 Old, Port     ■
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2 Clarot
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1 Jules Coadan Brandy    1 Old Mellow Scotch
1 Sherry A. R. V.                                  Whislcoy
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Hamper No, 4. Price $8.00
(Woight 30 Um.)
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1 Oporto Morgan Bros.   1 Shorry A. It. V.
_ Loch Broom Spo. Ros.  1 Rognior Brandy XXX
1 Ryo Canadian Whisk'y 1 Jamaica Rum
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Hamper No. 5. Price $10.00
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Hamper No. 6. Price $12.00"
(Height 504bs.)
2 Pint* Chiiiii\iii£i\ti        1 Corby Wliinkoy
1 Canadian Ryo Whisk'y 1 Jamaica Rum L. D.
1 Sloo Gin (tI'ooiiIosh  '   1 Gonzalez Shorry
1 Oporto, Morgan Bros, 1 Rognior Cognac
.1. John Loo & Co. 1 Sauterno N'& J
Whiskey     1 St, Aubin Clarot
French
12 Bottlos
Paint Creek, by a Chicago eaiPloyio^Ut
bureau, working ' under* instructions
from the coal mine operator..-   /    .
-' Peonage Agents HerA
Advices from.the-strike <]fstrict are
to the effect .that the men ^fO victims
of a wholesale peonage siVste _a vvbich
has been inaugurated by tb.Q operators,
The peonage agents aro jocatsd .in
New York.and Chicago.
The> agents aro representing to Unemployed men who want t^ jeave to^n
that they will receive from 40 cents an
hour upward, for work,, lu different
capacities on a railroad, w)ilch they
say is being built In Wt>Sfc Virginia
with large terminals in Gli(.rlesto#.
Driven Like Anln^.a >;
Referring to' the outrage, <jne report
reads:
"As soon'as the men board the .train
at jjew York, they are' placed under'
'guards' who will not allow 'them to
talk to anyone. At, br near-Washing,
tonf^-b,—G^ythey-are-locked—ln^tlie-
cojxclies. If they show flny disposition
to'leave-the .train they are pounced
upon by the guards ybcare armed.
Once these men'are landed at the mining camps, they ar© locked,up and
driven to and' fronr xtotk like ani-
mtiis."       - .   /' ,
Investigation in ftew York by- ro-
pr6BentatlveB of the minors' union; has
located^ the office of ono of the opsra-
tors peonage agents in that city'and
efforts are now being made to hare
thQ point ot operation in Chicago, '
Lured by <Ads."
,   The New York »eent advertises for
butchers, mechanics, smiths and coin-
mon laborers., The men'aretold any
kind of a good sounding story,.or high
pay and good living to get them'aboard
the trains. • •     . ■
M,
MartiaTlaw has-been..declared^ by ~
Governor Glasscock. Militia are patrol- ,
ing the 'streets of Charleston, according to tlie'dispatch. y"   '.
The call for troops followed .the re-,
turn to Charleston last week of the •
two - lockod-up carloads of men, who
were being shipped to the mines..     ".
Rumors of Dynamiting
Rumors of dynamiting the tracks,
over which the train of helpless laborers was to be run, caused the railroad company to turn back and bring
the shipment, into Charleston. Tho
mon lri tho cars are still held under
guard nnd food is handed Into them as •
though they wore prisoners.
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IDADY for you J" Inspection. Frankly speaking, I foel lt looks largo for a town tho Bliso of Coloman, but in/ only remedy 18 to boII at bo small a profit as to compoll my frlonds to buy-largo-
ly.   I cannot describe sueji a *tock In bo small ft spaco, but will just drop a fow hints.
Gom am, glgnot Rings In 10; U and 18K Gold, from $1.00 up.    You cnn linvo a real Din.
moml PvIUr from ?9.00.
Wntcho0 t<_ ChooUo from ln Solid Gold, OouKillod find Nlcklo Cases, from $1.00 up to tho
finest nfovomont Bold.    .
UfflKuvr/ttlW.- SoJld Qol(1 k°c,c0t l11 Dlam°nd' mounts, filled Fobs nnfl Dickons' ChulnB, Drooehos
, (jliSWCSillTy (Bona golil cinii gold filled), Bar Pins, Studa, Emblem Pins. Diamond Cuff Buttons,
Tlo Pins, and ao mtuiy anldos tlmt It Is ImposBlblo to monuon nil.
SSL_»/_hwwiAP_B.W»rt_v     1^(,U<"'B' ^l QunUtynoods.no rocommondimon., nnd thoso nro tho goods I
UHvCliWSlu®     Ml*    Til>o Btoolc noodfl only to bo soon,   ' Tho prlcos tho lowest.
TGlmAM* (F /*.,**Jta Tll° vw]l started Just whon ctinplayod. Thero still romaln Homo Jardlnioros,
ID&FBiSS \Uj©(U)(J11__.    rfQft fl0t8( vneoB, Smolcor sots, Mirrors, Trays, Plcturo Frames, oto,
^Kw^fiw Aa (Pfftf^A* T,U8 lB BOmothl"K "ow In Uio Wost. 1 would simply say; Ml Indies,
UWOiry ^int VivCDIOXmS ploaso call and Inspect; to boo Is to bo cliarmod: ovory lndy %t tasto
will want somo nr%lo In tho aft good lino.
H «./JlfiA_.»J «_.m.J .P/dM*.^* Wross Onso sots, Mrtnlcuro sols, Ix>nthor Hags, MoBh lings, Christ*
1____!M1<J3& WMU Vl'S'lIuli & nins CardB, Fancy ctynu Cups, Hnnd-palntotl China Trnya, Cttko
Phitos—Ohl just DlopBo odH und &40 tho atocltj variety and prlcos will dollght and astonish you,
, Afao Cainmarbini •
J@w®ll@ir & Eye SpeciAftp Colenraaini, Alto.
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Winesaps, ,^ome Beauties, Pippins etc.,. per box 1.85
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"Department-Store'-Giriir'op-Montre'ar
"■   Assemble Tel ing. Statistics . •
The claim so often made that "girls'1
In department stores'40 not require a
• living wage because,they are living at
home has been punctured again by an
interesting speech made by a Montreal
young ■ woman., An association of de.
TanWnt^stbre-firllT orgalSzedyfof
semi-religious and , semi-ediic'ational
purposes conducted' an investigation
for the Child Welfare Exhibition now'
in porgress in Montreal. They secured
responsible young women In each of
the stores to make the rounds of their
associates. The questiocaire was of
the^brielest possible kind1, prepared-by.
The diree.ci-of-the Ohm Welfare Exhibition and-adapted to amateurs. The
result showed that out of the 2471
women employed in eleven stores' in
the city, seven per cent were the' sole
support of their family, 60 per cent
were aiding in the family, support, 30
per cent were living alone arid support-
,ing.ihemseives,^and—three^per-cenf
.worked only for pin money or'clothing,
making no contribution'to the finances'
of the home' The fact that a girl is living at home may mean that she is
protected in her recreations and social
engagements," but these Montreal fig-
SUES FOR WIFE
.   GIVEN AS WAGES
Editor -Minor Tires, of Alleged  Contract on "Thinkers" "world Staff
Woman on His Side
■ CHICAGO,- Nov.30.—Pree love" among editors -and publishers of "The
Thinkers' World," was turned into a
bargain whereby an editor .gained possession of the publisher's wife as his
life-mate'in lieu of wages, according to-
testiniony today.
But after four months of permitting
his, wife to live with another man,
Frank Minor is said to have tired of
the deal and caused the arrest of his
love rival, Dr. Herbert R0ss Bumpass.
Dr. Bumpass is 33 years old, a self-
styled soldier of fortune, a veteran of
the Boxer rebellion and a globe trotter. He is also a law student and undertook his own defense before/Judge
Williams in tin? Chicago avenue municipal court. ,»,
Coins New Word f0r Wife
With all his new ideas and advanced
thought, Dr. Bumpass refused to use
such prosaic words as husband and
Wife. He coined a new appellation for,
a woman who lives with a man.' He
referred to Mrs. Minor as "The
Shank." The exact free love significance of that' phrase, however, he did'
hot explain.
Mrs. Milrna Frances Minor, "The
Shank," is an actress, is petite, and
lives at 1042 Orleans street. In court
she took the side of her husband and
resented being called Dr. Bumpass*
"Shank.*; '
Mother in Dea'i'
Mrs, Cora Mickle Hopper, mother of.
'.lira. Minor, also figured in the case
and was said to have been a party to
the remarkable deal through which
Bumpass claimed to have gained Mrs.
iviinor in return for his services in editing the magazine, "Thinkers' World,"
a Chicago publication 6f advanced
thought. •
As his own lawyer, Dr. Bumpass
made a .profound impression upon
everybody in the courtroom except
Judge" Williams, who failed te see the
"beauty." of.the new doctrine and fined Bumpass $100 and costs. Having
Ho money Bumpass will go to the
bridewell for six months' labor without
Pay and without a "shank."
With beard flowing, his,full brow
Protruding and his eyes flashing, Bum.
•Pass placed himself upon the stand as
a witness.
Tells of" Translation  .
—iiJjhow^he-saidr-you—»viH--have-
difficulty in understanding my philosophy, but-1 shall do my best to explain.",
"I have known the Minors for some
months. I am the editor of tho Think:
ers' World. 1 have been living with
"The Shank*—-pointing to Mrs Minor—
for four months. . Mr. Minor gave her
to me in lieu of wages for editing the
magazine. ."    *,
Mrs. Minor, on the stand, was asked
by Bumpass. J
"Didn't you, your mother, Mr Minor
and myself agree, as the- four parties
concerned that I should .live with 'The
Shank' in recompense for my services?' '       ' '•■'-
"No!" snapped Mrs. Minor.
Then Mrs. Minor said Bumpass had
annoyed" her and threatened tb shoot
he family because she ignored his love
advances. -„
coal 'still in'.the ground at'the close of
1910 was, 6,000 times .the production
of that year, or, estimating a half-ton
of,coal lost for every ton recovered,
the supply is equivalent to 4,000 times
the present annual rate of exhaustion.
May an Atheist
Become a Doctor y
of Divinity?
VAST COAL RESERVES
United   States   Has   Exhausted   Only
One-Half of One Per Cent of
Available Supply
Ures;aad,to the cumulative evidence
that it does not mean that she "can depend upon others for her support and
thus work for less' than a living wage.
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The known coal fields of the United
States embraces a total area, according to the United States Geological
Survey, of 310,290 square miles, to
which may be added something over
1GO.O00 square miles of which little
is known, but which may contain
workable coals, and about 32,000
square miles where the coal lies under heavy cover and is not considered
available under present conditions.
The supply of coal before mining began Is .estimated to have, been 3,076,-
204,000,000 short tons, of which
1,922,979,000,000 tons were considered
to be easily accessible and 1,153,225,-
000,000 short tons to be either so deep
or the beds so thin that they are ac.
cessible only with' difficulty. "Classified according to the character of the
coal, the original supply consisted of
21,000,000,000 short tons of-anthracite,
1,661,457,000,000 tons of bituminous
.coal, 650,157,000,000 tons of sub-bituminous coal and 743,590,000,000 tons of
lignite, the supply of bituminous coal
being something more than that of
all other grades combined.
The total production of coal to the
close of 1911 has amounted to 2,270,-
798,787 short tons of anthracite and
6,468,773,690 tons of bituminous coal,
or an aggregate of 8,739,572,427 tons.
This total production to the close of
1911 represents,- including the waste
of coal mining, an exhaustion of the
beds equal to 14,181,980,000 short tons,
or somewhat less than 0.5 per cerit.
of the original supply. In other words,
the quantlty__of_coaLstllLTemaiTitng-tn.
be mined amounts to 3,062,022,020,000
short tons, or a little'more than 99.5
per cent. ofcthe original supply, The
annual rate of exhaustion at the°pre-
sent time as represented by the production in 1910 and 1911 .is 0.025 per
cent, of the supply.     Tho quantity of
LONDON, Dec. 3.—Should an athe-i
1st have the opportunity of becoming
a doctor of divinity?
This delicate problem has been raised by .the counoilXof the senate of
Cambridge University. They have
given formal notice of certain pre- •
llminary steps to alter the statutes,
which at present restrict the' grant/
ing of degrees in divinity to members
of the established church. -
It Is contended that the proposed
alterations will deprive these degrees
of any religious significance .whatever.
Strong opposition has already been
raised to the proposal, and a memorial to the vice-chancellor signed by tho
lord chief justice and twenty.seve'n •
D.D.'s among other distinguished mem- *
bors of the Cambridge senate, < asks
for,the appointment of a syndicate to
consider and report on the whole question. -
' The Rev. William Cunningham, D.D.,
archdeacon of Ely, writes as follows:'
, "This proposal to deprive, divinity
degrees of any religious significance,
is being pushed on by the council'
without a thorough discussion of the
consequences involved. Scant courtesy has been shown to the lord chief
justice of England and other distinguished non-residents."
A committee of- residents in Cambridge university have issued an ap-.
peal to members of the senate, in,
which they say: ,   °-
"If the statute is altered, as,Is now
proposed, it will be possible'for non- ..
Christian students to proceed, to the
B.D, or D.D. degree. .
"This proposal, to throw open degrees in divinity to students who hold
any belief or nono, ii.\'clve the view
that divinity consists   simply in the
literary and historical treatment'  of
the   subject.     We   feel 'that   these'
changes are of such   a   'fundamental
nature that all members of the 'sen-*
ate, whether resident   or   not, should
have an opportunity   of    expressing-
their opinion on the point at issue.1'
The Saturday labor pago of the
Hamilton Herald Is responsible for the
guess that aJs. M. Lynch, president of
the I. T, ,U., is in line for the appointment of-public printer, in the United
States, under the new Wilson,admin,
istratlon.  -"
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THE7DISTRIOT; LEDGER, FERNIE, >. C.^DEGEMBEI. 7, 1912,.
Panama Canal Influences
On the Coal Trade
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A Discussion of Coal Stations and Prices as
Affecting Cunal Uses, the Most Important
Single   Factor   in   Securing   Canal   Traffic.
The Panama Canal will reduce the
expenses of ocean transportation by
shortening the length of routes and
by reducing the time required, for
voyages. The two factors that will
most largely influence the tonnage of
traffic through the canal will be the
rate of tolls and the relative costs of
fuel by the Panama" and alternative
routes. To the extent that coal can
be obtained more cheaply via the
Panama Canal than a'ong other routes
the canal will bo assisted both in
competing for traffic free to move by
more than one route and in building
up the trade nnd industries of regions
so situated that their commerce is
certain to pass through the Panama
Canal.
Official Coal Statistics
The amount of coal annually consumed by ocean vessels was estimated
in 1912 by the Bureau of Statistics of
the Department of Commerce and La-
bor to be 75,000,000 tons, valued at
over ?350,000.000. Some .naval coaling stations are maintained by governments for military purposes, but
most bunker coal is sold' by merchants or companies.. Some of these
coal companies operate depots at numerous stations in many parts of the
world.   In a few instances steamship
lines provide coal both for their own
use and for public sale, as is done by
the Pacific Mail Steamship Company
at Aca'pulco, Mexico". The Panama
Railroad Company, the' capital stock
of which is owned by the United
States government, sells bunker coal
at Colon and Panama, but not in
large quantities.
Regular coaling stations have been
established along all ocean routes.
Along tho'older trade routes the stations aro frequent, while on the newer
ocean highways the stations nre farther apart. At the larger stations
there are often soveral dealers, each
having depots, wharves, lighters, and
other loading facilities. Most steamship companies, even the largest ones,
do not supply themselves with coal,
but make an annual contract with
some one dealer having coal at convenient stations located on the routes
over which the company's vessels are
operated. The coal dealers publish
annually the prices at which they are
willing to contract to supply all coal
needed by, purchasers. The contract
prices are usually somewhat below
the current rates at which coal may
be bought by the'occasional buyer;
and the annual agreements usually
provide that "should .the general cur-
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rent price for equal quality coal- be
lower at the "time of, any .coaling
steamer is to receive the benefit of,
such lower price.'" -.' The contracts;
moreover, are usually exclusive, in'
that the coal merchants agree to" furnish all the coal needed and thei. vessel
owners bind themselves, to make all
their purchases from the dealers-with
whom they are'under contract.'
World Coaling Stations' , ,
The cost of coal and Q12 price at
which it is sold at any particular station' depend, first of .all. upon the
nearness or remoteness of^ the mines
from which the supply is obtained.
M'he stations along the Suez route obtain coal mainly from Wales, England
and Scotland, Welsh coal-being most,
largely sold. The prices are relative
ly high at the Suez Canal, and higher
south and east of the canal. °
The ocean freight rates determine
the distance coal can be transported
to supply coaling stations.' At some
stations coal from distant sources compotes with that from relatively
nearby points. At Valparaiso, Iquique,
Antofagasta, and other points on the
west coast of South America some
distance from Coronel, the supply is
chiefly "American, Welsh, and Australian, because of low freights on vessels bound to Chile to secure cargoes of nitrates. At Montevideo,'
Bahla Blanca, and other points on the
east coast of South America south of
Brazil the supply comes from Wales
and England, because the outbound
freights from Great Britain to that
section are relatively low.
Thermal Units Required
The relative prices at which different grades of coal are sold at any
particular station are determined by
the steaming, qualities of the coal;
and the higher prices paid~ for" such
best grades sometimes enables such
coal as that from Wales to be sold
at stations remote from Great Britain
in competition with inferior coals obtained from nearby' sources. The
steaming value of different American
coiT~is shown by the' specifications
under'which the United States government purchases coal at various
points. The- specifications provide,
among other items, for an agreed
number of British thermal units per
pound of coal.
In contrasting the cost of coal
along the Panama route with those
via alternative routes, the prices, at
which coal is now being sold at stations on the Panama. route and the
coaling facilities now existing af these
points cannot fairly be made the basis of comparison. The Suez, South
African ' and South American routes
are old and are equipped with stations, at which coal merchants have a
by."vessels using the .Panama.and,alternative routes -will.,depend; first "of
all, upon the price aft which coal,is
sold at the. canal. „■   Coal. of' a ^, high
grade Is.to be had at' low..prices at
the Atlantic^Gulf "ports, of theVUiiited
States and at''West Indian-and Carib-.
bean stations.'.. The Panania'Canal can
.fee reched^ffom the Atlantic,ports of
the United States with' low. "fuel" expenses.     -, " .•'",'-        ''t -''
The  price  at  which , coal.'.is  now
sold to merchant vessels at Colon and
Panama and at Pacific pc-rts north of
the Isthmus are high and are' no indication of the prices that may. be expected to prevail after the opening
of the canal.'    The Panama Railpoad
Company seils Pocahontas "and New
River coal at Colon and. Panama, to
merchant1 vessels at prices   that,   ,in
most instances, yield a' good profit. It
will probably not be the'policy of the
government, should it decide to maintain coaling   stations   for   supplying
merchant vessels,   to   charge, prices
much in excess of actual costs.,
Distances Compared
The coaling stations' at San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver'will "in
the future bear abmit the same relation to the route via the Panama Canal to the Orient that the coaling stations at or near the Suez Canal bear
to the route from Europe via. Suez-to
tae Orient."  Vessels taking the route
via the Panama Canal and Yokohama
to Hongkong and Manila will be .able
to secure cheap coal in' Japan, w.hile
FERNIE, B. C.
Box 581
BLAIRMORE, ALTA.
Care of W. P. Williams
vessels outbound from Europe via
Suez to the Orient will'have to pay
more for coal at or near Singapore.;
Vessels taking the Panama "route to
the Pacific coast of Asia will. have
some advantage over vessels taking
the Suez route, as regards coal costs
for the latter part of their voyages,
because coal ls cheaper in Japan than
at Singapore. Likewise for the trip
homeward from the Orient, by way of
the Panama Canal, the cheap coal obtainable in Japan will be to the advantage of the Panama, as compared
with the Suez route.
The use of the Panama Canal by
vessels engaged in the traffic between
Europe and the Orient will depend
very largely upon the cost of coal at
Colon. The distance from Europe to
China and Japan is less" via Suez than"
via the Panama Canal, and if *the
American route is taken it will probably be chosen because of the cheaper coal cost.
Cost.for Long Runs
■ In voyages from the Atlantic sea-
board-of the United States to Australia and New' Zealand the advantages
oif the Panama route as regards coal
costs are not of great importance. If
the Panama route   is, chosen,"vessels
well-established trade, while the* stations along the Panama routes west,
north and south of Panama are far
apart and relatively unimportant.
'The relative fuel expenses incurred
New Zealand or to 'Australia, in' both'
of which countries^ native'-'coal ,'Is
cheap. Vessels will probably not'.coal
between the canal - and '• New Zealand,
because the prices at Tahiti and other
mid-Pacific stations' will unquestionably be high and; the; supply of coal
will probably be uncertain.-- Vessels
taking the Cape of Good Hope route
instead of the route via Panama from
the United States- .to Australia will
doubtless use American coal for tlie
long run to Cape Town- or Durban,
although this will require the sacrifice
of some of the ship's cargo' capacity
to provide space for. icoal., Tbe advantage to the Cape of Good Hope
route, resulting from the low price of
Natal coal, will, however, probably be'
quite offset by the fact that the distance and time via the Panama route
will be less and the amount of coal
consumed will be smaller. For' the
same reasons the coal advantages arc
with the Panama route as compared
wit that via the Straits of Magellan
to New Zealand,
From Europe to New. Zealand the
Panama route is shorter and.requires
the consumption of less coal, but the
Suez route is shorter from Europe to
Australian ports. If cbal is sold at
Colon for less than is charged ■' at
Port-Said, some vessels will be drawn
to the Panama Canal that would otherwise take another, route from Europe
to Australia. , The largest port in
Australia, Sydney, being but 150 roUes
farther from Liverpool via Panama
than via Suez, the' Panama, Canal
ought to compete actively, with the
Suez route for the Australasia-Europe-
ean trade.   ' "
n Prices Now Paid
. The foregoing, analysis of coaling
facilities and coal prices   along   the
various routes with which the Panama Canal must compete emphasizes
the importance, of   maintaining   at
Colon and Panama large supplies „of
coal to be sold at prices as low, as
they can be made without loss to the
canal administration, which'obviously
ought to be authorized to maintain the
canal. The experience which the Panama Railroad Company, acting-for the
Isthmian Canal Commission, has had
during the period of canal construction in purchasing , and,  distributing
coal at the Isthmus Indicates the prices at whichcoal "can probably be sold
-without loss or with small. profit to
the United  States.   '
'  The prices now being paid by- the
Panama Railroad  Company for coal
were fixed by contract made April-4,
1912,"for a period oMwo and one-half
years.   - Under this "contract the price
to be paid .for coal at Norfolk is $2.70
per,ton,.and $1.39% is to be paid for
the transportation of the  coal from
'that if tthe'J commercial,, pyioe-'of-.coal
declines' between "April 1* and-June ~i-
bf 1913 and J.914 the price paid for cbal
by.,the Panama Railroad Company is
to ;be reduced to/$2.65, per -ton.- '-If
the price of $2.7(f at Norfolk' prevails
through " the.■'"<.' two-and-one^half-year
period, the! cost' of coal. delivered. at
the, epd of the ship's .tackle'at Colon
will be $4.09%., -, If'to^thls there be
added 50 cents "per, ton* to cover overhead charges, storage, .and" deprecia-
tiph, the price* at which the' Panama
Railroad. Company • or ■' the" Isthmian
Canal ComIini_8iqn, .or the, canal "administration can sell coal without loss,
possibly with  a  slight * profit at
.?<&
_#
will have good, cheap coal from the
Atlantic seaboard of the United
States to the canal,. where they will
fill their bunkers with enough coal to
make the long run from the canal to
or
Colon up-.to Ocober 4, .1914, will be.
'$4.59%'; or if the'price,' at",: Norfolk'
should be reduced 5 cts a,ton, $4.54%.
If-the .colliers carrying coal through
the Panama-Canal for delivery at the
station at" Balboa are required to pay a
toll of $l,per ton net register, the cost
of coal delivered at Balboa will be'42
cents per ton higher than at Colon or
Cristobal.    It will thus be possible foi.
the Panama Railroad- or the' canal authorities to sell coal at Balboa without
loss, or with slight profit, $5.01% or
(if the Norfolk price is $2.65) $4,96%.
Cheap Prices' Possible   ,
If the price of coal is kept low. at
Chrlstobal and Balboa   the-  Panama
Canal will have a1 decided advantage
over the Suez Canal as regards fuel
cost, .especially  for vessels' engaged
in the commerce between the eastern
seaboard of the United States and the
Orient.    . - '   • ■     '
The industrial eaects of the canal,
moreover, can be made greater by,
keeping coal prices low at the Isthmus.- The countries bordering on ttie
Pacific north and south, of Panama
are industrially undeveloped. ' Cheap
coal "at Panama vmdy ■ be of great as-,
sistance to those countries in building up their industries. . The;develop-
pient of the countries ' whose" trade
will be handled through the canal will
increase the canal's traffic "and revenues. Cheap coal at Panama will accomplish much'' as low"; tolls might In
building up' the industries of the countries .whose trade will be tributary
to the canal. "' The fact need .not be
pointed out that the" sale of coal at
cost will impose no burden upon the
United States,government, while low,
tolls or'a reduction in tolls will necessarily lessen the revenues obtained from the operation of the canal.
It will be desirable for the United
States government to maintain coaling
facilities at the canal to, supply the
navy. The sale of coal to merchant
vessels will simply require larger storage accommodations _ and mo^e loading machinery. About 1.250,000 tons
of coal are now annually,sold at Port
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its operation, but the coal sales at
the Panama Canal would doubtless be
heavy. Practically every vessel passing through the Panama Canal will
tako on coal at Cristobal or Balboa for ,
the' reason that there are no ^earby
stations with'cheap coal to the northward and southward. Vessels westbound through-the Panama Canal will
fill their bunkers for ,the long-runs
beyond, just as vessels east bound
through the Suez Canal lay in a full
supply of fuel, either at a Mediterranean station or at Port Said.—The
Fuel Magazine. ~"S
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Norfolk to the Isthmus and the delivery of the coal at the* end of the
ship's tackle. The contract .between
the Panama Railroad Company and
the coal company, however, provides
Regarding the much-talked of and
much-boomed gathering of "thousand-
pound diners," which recently took
place-at London, as part and parcel
of the new tariff reform propaganda,
Reynolds' has this to say:- "There
were 200 guests at the great £1,0001
ticket banquet given;by the. Duke of
Westminster at Grosvenor House. It
is surprising, therefore,, to learn that
the'takings were only, £60,000, though
it is announced tliat some additional
sums'are expected to'be received in.
the course of the next few days. Even,
allowing for a number at 'half price,
the deadheads must have been tliere
in considerable force. Perhaps bet--
ter results might be, achieved if'in.-
the printed list of' guests those ' •■who
had paid-for their, tickets were.indicated." "       ' ''y.
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Saidraii"d7iiTadditlonT^'small amount
is sold .at Suez. The" traffic 6*f the
Suez Canal is much larger at present
than that of the Panama Canal will
probably be during the early years of
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NAME SEC. and P. O. ADDRESS
Dnnkhead P. Wh.nU.ey, Banlriioad, AUa.
Uenvor Crook.,.,,, JJ, Korap, Hcavor Crook, via Plncher1
iSfiiififu<i fiauiv* _bur*«, iiox, io, Uciiavuo. AUa.
B-_.lri__.ort W. I* EraM, mie, Alta.
nurmls  J. Derbyshire, nurmls, AJta.
Carbondalo J. Mitchell, Carboudalo, Coloman, AUa.
Canmoro  N. D. Tbaohuk, Cnnmore, Alia.
CoJomnn. W. Graham, Ci.lo.nan, Alta,
Corbln ........... J. Jonos. Corbln. B.C.
Chinook Mlnoa .... J. Snntonl, Chinook Mlnon, AUa.
Dlnmond City Albert Enk, Diamond City, Lothbrldje.
Fornlo Thoi. Uphill, Fornlo, B. C.
Frank ..Evan Morgan, Frank, AUa.
...outlier W. Halderi tone, Itoumer, B. C.
Hlllcrcit    Georgo I! araborough, Hillcrest, Alta
I_«.hbi'[d|_4  L, Moow,    li.",l, SUtU Av«uu«i, Xo.lh I.al.l...d..i..
Uthbrldgo Colllorleu Frank Bt .Ingham,, tec, via., Klpp. Alta.
Maplo Uaf ,. Robort Taylor, Map.* l*af. Btllcvup, AHa.
Michel M. Burrell, Mleho., ». C.
Twiaburg    A. Kuakar, Paaabur*. AUa.
Royal View G«o. Jordan, Royal CoWerlei, Lcihbrldgo, AUa.
'later  A. ratlwaoa. Tale., A1U.
t«ber W» Forfrth, taber, AUa.
Robotnictvo v Spoj. Statoch uz od
davna svati den v mesiaci septembrK
Kedy ale svati svoj den kapital, chcem
tu poukazat'. . - Kapital alebo kapitalisti v tejto zeml maju svoj den kafcd*
4 roky y utor,ol_,_.po prvom-pondelku,
vieobecne, dna presldentskych volieb.
•Na den robotnicky v prydm pondel-
ku septembra robotnici hrdo vystupuju
po uliclach vel'miest, v povedoml, Ze
pre seba oni su panmi dneSneho dna.
Na ten kapitalisticky den, ked' su
vol'by presidenta, milliony statofinych
robotnikov budu vollf zaujmy kapltal-
isticke, a zaroven proti svojlm zauj-
mom. Je kapi tall sticky m zaujmaii
dr2at' hodne d'aleko robotnictvo od
poSiadavky na celu hodnotu vyrobku
robotnictva. V zaujme robotnictva
je ale uclnit' konec-vyssavanlu.
. DuSou kapltalismu, jeho udr_ovatel'
om prl Zlvote je jedine len system vys-
savaCuy robotnictva, a poklal' tento
system vyssayaCny bude tieZ jestvo.
vaf kapitallsm. ,Ci nevlete, Ze kapitalisti su na poSet slabi, a Ze ich vota
lm nezabezpeduju vyssavanie robotnictva ani len na jednu hodinu? K tomuto ucolii im robotnictvo samo dopoma-
ha v-tu chvil'u, ked' prl urne odovz-
daya hlas na kapitalistlckych kandida-
tvo.r Potom sa' neponosujte a nehrom
Zlte, Ze bobati majitelia, teda zase kapitalisti, kontrolluju celu verejnost'.
Ked' pouZivaju verejnu moc a hodnotu prace naduZivaju, prefio sa rpbot:,
nlctvo burl? Valk za toto hlasovalo.
Ked' kapitalistmi podplateny sudca
vyda 'injunction" proti praci, pre5o
hromZite? , Vy ste hlasovali, Z© tak
moZe 6init'.,«-AA ked' kapitalisticky
guverner alebo0 president rozkaZe na
vas vojskoposlaf, aby do vas'striel'-
alo, chranilo zaujmy kapitallsticke a
sluZilo kapitaliBtom, aby stavku vy-
hrall, prefio preklinate? Vsak pri vol'
be ste mu to pravo dali Cierne na bie.
lom. Jestlivaa zamestnavatel' vysy-
pal z prace oa ulicu, len preto, lebo
ste moc narbbili, preco sa vyhraZate?
Vfiak ste-za taky poriadok hlasoyali.
A ked* prijde krisa, t'aZke dni, hladne
tyZdne, dihe, krute m'eslace hladu a
biedy pre vaiedeti'a manZelku/vtedy
ked' Ziadaju chleba, vtedy :ked' ho
nlet; vy so slzou v oku a rozburenym
citom l'utujete tie tvory, vase dletky,
Ze sa kedy narodill,' a' prajete si, aby
■radgej-pogiy^neZli-by-maly-Si.'-Zivot
va§ pireCo vtedly lamentujete?- VSak
ste hlasovali'aby tie tvrde Sasy prifily.
Vafik Spoj. Staty su . popularnym
governmentom. Ony su a jestvuju na
takom podklade, aky si l'ud praje.
Ony nevyzeraju Inad, len tak, ako sa
volicia, robotnictvo prl hlasovani zach-
ovalo. Dostavate len to, Co ste ,sl
zvollll! Tak dlhb, ako robotnicl budu hlasovat* za vyssavaCny '■ system,
'eicrn'e llstihy," "Ipjunctions" a tvrdo
iasy, krlsy, tak dlho ich biidu dosta-
vat'. Ale jeBtli ti istl robotnici pres-
tanu odovzdavat' hlasy svojlm uaju-
hlavnejSlm ntpriateram, ich zaujmom
a budu hlasovat' pre seba, pre svoje zaujmy a potreby, vsetky tie horespom-
onute meresti «a rozptylia ako hmla
pred vychodom slnka, a socialism sa
od tej chvllo zapoSno. Tu nlet Inoho
vychodlska. Mate cely ten kapitalisticky t'ah predsa na dlanl; Strany,ire-
publlkanska, demokrritlcka 1 nova
"Bull Moose," dostavnju prodsa oh-
romno tlslco na kampanny fond od
kapitalistov, od'bohatych truatov, Jed.
notllvcov tych trustov a monopolov.
Naalodkom Coho tloto strany musla
pracoyat' pro zaujmy tlo, od ktorych su
ponlazmi zasobovdne. Ci nevidlto do
toho.
SoclallBtlcka strana dostava nn jej
vydfivky od robotnej trlody, a proto
tloS pracujo pro zaujmy toj robotnoj
trlody. Staro polltlcko strany su za
konRtltualu, ktora dovol'ujoj vyssavat'
vojoiiBko nnslla, zapovodo, "Giorno 11-
Btlny," nafilllo, dotsko robotovahlo a
vfiotko neBt'fistlo n mlsorln, ktoro no>
Rio Bobou kapltnllsm, Socialism jo
tii. abyznomoSnll tento systom kapl>
tnllstlcky a zastavll vyasavanlo l'udl
l'ud'ml Inyral, vojonsko nnalllo, n od*
Dtranll dotsku pracu, nby mohll otco-
via prncovnt' nn svoju rodlnu a nlo
nnopak,
Modzl bohntou trlodou n prolotrala-
torn jo Jodon vnl'ajucl aa mar; strod-
na trlodn. Tnlo trlodn, toda mnll
kapitalisti, chcu znlfilt' truaty, tak, aby
onl mohll nam I vyasavat" robotnu trlodn, mlosto nby nochall ton I'vl pldlel
zliltnut' bohatym kapltallstom, vlnat
nlaclm truaty. Ct jo tu ncaky roi-
dlol, kod' vas bandit napadno a broil
vam znstrolenlm t flinty alobo revol-
vora?    Nlo?
Tak toda tu nlot rozdlolu pro van,
Cl vyhra atrium republlkanakn, domo.
kratlcka alobo nova Itooaovoltova Bull
Mooio, Mot rozdlolu, ktora strana i
t.clito an «io«uno k vuaiu, vy bud«to
muBOt' easo len ruky zdvlhnut' do hora
a sa davot' rabovat' od hhvj al po
puty prt vn&oj praci, Otnzlcy tralf-
fno, pouaSno, vorojno ohl'adom trustov
h un anitenm su len ziirnlonkou a
koat'ou hodonou, aby aa o nu novcdoml
rlvdll a nou pozorno_|t' odvrat'ena bola
od atavn n napravy prnvoj a aby trlodn
nie novlaatnlaca bola odvralona, aby
aa neytpamatalrf, kdo Jo ton kua maaa
* tflj' ko»fl J"J pohodoncj, ktov alo
kmpltnllRtl modal aebou podolill, o Po
arc robotny 1'iul, Mory Jcdliw ua iiu
mul pravo, bol on oltipeny.
Zlndne nov« T>'mya|y, orbrann* r.»-
kony atd', tu nopomolu; au tu Ion na
to, nby stflv tcrnJUl predlllly. Jcdlno,
^o mofce napravu donleat', J« koll«k-
tlvikU vUtiUvlcUu «_ ko_...oll__ na lUo-
tne pouoby a vyrobky, a tohoto rorno-
meme podelehie, "miesto vyssayania.
' K obsiahautiu tohoto trieda robot-
nicka sa musi zmocnit' governmentu,
A potom osoh pojde tym, ktorl,budu
konat' uZitoCnu a'potrebnu pracu pre
vSeobecriost'. A toto zase san len tak'
moZe docielit', ked, budete volit" na
stranu socialisticku.     '„•
Tak dlho,.kym robotnici budu volit'
kapitalisticke strany, den vol'by bude
dnom kapitalistov. .Akonahle ale
zaCnpte .volit' tiketu socialisticku, den
vol'by stane sa tym pravym dnom rob-
itnictva,, Den ten je nie d'aleko. Je
na- postupe. , Akonahle robotnik zba-
da, vynajde, 5o koho je, on zaSne hlasovat' na socialism. Tisime robotnikov toto uZ vynaSlo, a tlslce pravo
teraz to Iste nachadza. Vsetko pou-
kazuje na to, Ze nebudeme uZ dlho
Cakat', a robotnik sa tak emanclpuje,
Ze den vol'by spravi dnom svojlm,
dnom robotnictva.—Rovnostl L'udu.
French
LES CAUSES ECONOMIQUES
DE LA CRINilNALITE
des pillards et-des assassins colonl-
aux de tous'les pays.- aL societe ac-
tuelle glorifie la force, la violence, le
success. Elle se ruine en armements
cs preparation de carnages colossaux.
Elle etale un luxe inoui, cynique'et
contagleux. ' Bile donne, a chaque pas
des primes a la paresse, a l'egoisme
brutal, sans scruples, a l'arrivlsme le
plus scandaleux.
Elle encourage les traitres, les rene-
gats, les deserteurs de leur parti et de
leurs convictions," ceux qui echangent
les programmes et les idees contre les
places et les jouissances grossieres.
Elle glorifie les vainqueurs et pietine
les vaincus." Elle traite les honnetes
gens "de polres"., et les crimlnels "de
malins..
De quel droit cette societe pourrle
demande-t-elle chez les exploites et les
miserables de la resignation et' de
l'honnetete?
Rien ne prouve plus la bonte fori,
clere du peuple que ce "fait mlracu-
leux" que dans la societe capitaliste,
les Bonnot et les Gamier torment une
exception deplorable et non la regie.
Le capltalisme est le grand professeur
du crime. Mais le peuple est un mau-
vals eleve. II ne s'y prete pasf. Lo
crime est une mauvalse affaire pour
les gens <lu peuple. II faut rayer—
et le plus vite possible—la Maison du
Crime, la Maison Capitaliste.
What answers would your missionary return to these questions. How
would you answer them?
I do not attack Christianity. The
foregoing questions are not intended
as criticism of the great moral code
underlying Christianity, but as criticism of the men who preach but do not
practice that code. _ You may accuse
me of "unbelief," but that'is no answer. If youhave any criticism to make
of me., or any accusation to bring
against me. answer the questions.first.
Give me straight answers, and I will
give straight answers to any questions
you may put to me. My contention
is that 'the cod© of morals taught by
Jesus is a code of justice, of right
living and right doing; that the simple
code of morals taught to the fishermen
of Galilee by the carpenter of Nazareth
Js all-embracing and all-sufficient for
our social life,
I shall be glad to contribute to your
theological school or to any other that
gets down to the bed rock of that so.
cial and moral code, accepts it in ita
fullness and trains' it's students to
teach and preach it regardless of the
raiment, the bank accounts, the social
standing or political position of the
persons In the pews. Very truly
yours,	
CONTRE  LES
RICHES
*
L'apache n'est pas, comme les cham.
pignop.s, d'orlgine si>ontanee.. II est le
produit. d'un etat social avarle. Best
i-auirei et fatal qu'un regime malsaia
.-t, mpnie poitrri' prouLiae le revolte,
l'anurchiste, Ie vcteur et l'assas-in,
cumine les cn.i:.nes wcies produl-
f.'i.i 'es fi.rocles, Us ulceres et les
maladies de peau...
(Junius, dans 'TEchv' de Paris, du
14 mai.) ■
"Quos vult perdere.." Ceci slgnifie
en francals de clrconstance: % Quand
un parti est en train de_ s'effondrer,
11 "perd la houle," come dlt le peuple,
qui est un fin observateur. Nos bons
radicaux sont dana ce cas. II a suffl
a quelques detraques, victimes du
regime' base sur'le banditisme universalis et regularise, a quelques Bonnot,
Gamier et autres Carouy de "craner"
en face de la societe-mere qui les a mis
au monde, pour faire perdre la raison
aux radicaux les plus avances. M.
Herrlot, chef du grand "Parti" radical,
maire de Lyon, torisieme yille de
Fancre, demande, dans le "Rappel," le
moniteur du radicalisine chimlquemeht
pur, le retablissement de la torture,
sous la forme du "chat a neuf queues,"
comme un simple • Gerault-Richard
d'ignominieuse memoire.
'' Un ."chef" radical se m'ontre incap-
able-a-«aisir-de-si'mples-relations-Tde
cause a effet, tandis qu'un represent-
ant anthentique de la conversation sociale non diguisee, M. Junius,T'de
"l'Echo de Paris," volt plus loin dans
la gen'ese fatale de la crlmlnallte bour-
geoise. - C'est un symptoms de decadence .intellectuelle et morale de la de-
mocratle 7bourgebise regriante, prece-
dajit et annoncant sa chute politique. ,
Que nous sommes loin des penseurs
de la bourgeoise • revolutlonnaire.
Sans'remonter jusqu'a- Beccarla, Mon;'
tesquleu et Voltaire, on n'a qu'a se
rappeler les etudes d'Adolphe Quetelot
la fondateur de la ^Btatlsttque mod-
erne, sur le phenomene' do crlmlnallte,
"II est un budget qu'on pale avec uno
regularlte effrayanto, c'est celul des
prisons, des.bagneB ot dos ecliafauds."
(Physique sociale, t. llj p, 31, etc.,
18C9.) On rolt quo'Quotelet avait
etudle la socletoallleurs quo dans los
faits divers des journaux a sensation,
Lo meme Quetolet afflrme: "C'est co-
lul-la (lo "Imdgot" do 'crimes) qu'll
faudra s'attneher a redulre... .11 suf-
flrait, sans douto, do "modifier" Iob
causeB qui reglssont notro Bystomo soclnl pour modifier aussi Iob roaultats
doplorabloB quo nous lisous annuollo-
mont dans les Annnlos dos crimes ot
des suicides.,,,"Cost la aocleto qui
proparo lo crime," ot lo coupable n'ost
quo "l'lnBtrumont" qui oxocuto."   (Ib„
Un cablogramme de Londres raporte
qu'une excitation intense a ete cree a
la suite de ia denonciation virulente
du "riche oisf" par l'archeveque
d'York, au Congres de Middleborough,
II accuse les riches olsifs d'etre la
cause d'une grande partie du present-
malaise industriel. Leur exemple, leur
egoisme et leur luxe sont plus respon-
eables du necontentement qui exlste
actuellement dans les masses que ne
Ie sont les agltateurs et les fausses
doctrines.
' "L'Eglise, continue l'archeveque
d'York, n'a pas mission de prendre'fait
et cause pour aucune classe partlcu-
liere, mais elle doit maintenir intacts
les grands prlncipes splrituels et mor-
bux qui resident dans les consciences
humaines."
Pourquol faut-il Monseigneur que
tous terminiez vtre belle accusation
contre lesriches en ajourtant que
"1'EgllBe n'a pas mission"de prendre
fait et cause pour aucune classe parti-
cullere,"
Mais si, mais si, Monseigneur, c'est
Drecisement la mission divine que
l'Eglise doit remplir et qui' devrait etre
la seule qui puisse legltimer son existence, , celle de prendre fait et cause
pour les. pauvres et les opprimes, et
si depuis loorlglne de son existence
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L'Espagno et l'ltallo, los pays los
pIub pauvroa (vou» voyoz, Junius' Tin-
Btructlon lalqtio n'y ost pour rlon!)'
donncnt lo chlffro lo plun olovo do
crlmlnallte. La mlscro ost molndro
aux J.tntB'TJnli., ot lo crime y oat plus
rnro, Sur 23 millions d'hnbitnnlB, il
y out, on Franco, on 1812, aeulomont
30,000 mondlnntB. on Anglotorro, par
contro, plus d'un tiers do la population otalt, a In memo opoquo, rodult a
la mlfloro. Or, uno dlfforonco Immense oxlBtnll dnns los stallBtlquoR crlm-
InellOB dos doux pays, Los annoos do
dotorosiw 1816 «t 1817 v I ront mon tor lo
chlffro crlmlnol on Franco do fi.lftl. on
(1814) et 6,551 on (1811.), a 0,890 on
(1810) ct 14,140 «n (1817; on Anglo,
lorro, do 0.390 (1814) ot 7,818 (181R) a
0,001 (1816), ot 13,932 (1817). "La
miscro a double ut trlplo la criminal-
ito," On a otahll quo 1'nuRmontatlon
du prix du puln tn commo offot ouuhI-
mathomntlquo collo do la crlmlnallto.
M. Gucrry a constato quo ]c» atton-
tntn rnntro In nrnnrl«»lf» vnrlfnl nv<*/<
la rlchoDBO roRlonnlo d'un pays. Lo
HAvant Duopotlnux consldora In minore
et 1'lRnorance du imuplo comma la
source de, touto crlmlnallto, Noum
pourrlona multiplior coa oxomploa n
I'lnflnl.
Lo crinio out Jo phenomena lo plus
normal do la sorlnto capitalists, qui
ollo-momo, an fur ot a moouro quo los
ronillllong mntcrlclloa, IntcllcctucllcB
el morale* «e modlflent, dovlont "un
crlmo nodal" a lVtnt chronlquo. Lex
P.in)noi sum, do* "tupltalUt4.n rulo."
Ics lrrc«ull«ro do l'oxploltn.lon capital-
tuif, lainltm i|un i*.* Kro* capilaltiitfii
sont dos Itonnot qui "ont roussl,' <!ra
Koiinot ayant su op^tcr Je Codo lmnr-
rcoU a tu main!
Lea proftrci do ln crlmlnallto nun.
taUlii dans Ie rettlrno actuel basi> . ur
U juuU»Ai_i» a. I'tsKoUiitu isUtom-*.
leglise eut employe toute son autorite,
toute sa puissance a defendre le fai-
l)le contre le fort, le pauvre contre le
riche, il y a longtempa qu'elle auralt
erige la justice sociale et detrult a tout
Jamais le vice et la mlsere, l'oppres-
sion et l'esclavage,
Et la preitve que l'eglise a toujoura
fait le contraire nous est apportee par
ce cablogramme de Londres parlant
de l'excltatlon intense que votre ac'
ousation'sl juste contre les riches a
produit© la-bas.
So l'Eglise, commo vous lo faltos au-
jourd'hul, avait do touttemps reprouv©
ceux qui vlvent do la sueur ot du mal-
hour d'autrul, si clie so fut appllquoo
par tous los movons en son pouvolr a
dotrulro Teaclavago oconomlquo, Iob
riches cnthollquos trouveraiont aussi,
a 1'heuro presonte, touto naturelle l'ln-
Jonctlon quo vous leur fnltoa d'avolr n
traitor, Ioutb freros prolotalres nvoc
plus de justice ot do honto.
Cotte constntatlon rmt la condamna-
tion de l'Eglise pour son amour des
pulBHantB ot prouvo qu'elle n toujours
ete leur nmle, lour aoutlen.
II CBt probablo quo pergonno des
grandB do l'Eglise n'omboltera'lo pas
derrioro 1'Archovequo d'York quo sa
volx restorn Isolee, rEgllso almo mloux
•malntonlr sa boiu-BO Intncto qo do
malntonlr Intact "les grnnds prlnclp-
cb splrltuolR et moraux qui resident
dniiB loo conscioncoB humnnlos."
Et pas plus quo dans lo passo los
BpolieH no devront compter mir lo sup-
nort do lEngllRO pour los nldor n obton-
Ir do leurs oxploltours lu justlco qui
lour ost duo,
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courts administer juBtlco Impartially
botwocn man find man, botweon rich
&i i\ poor? Is St an easy for a poor
man as for a rich one to R<-t hist rights
ln your courta?
"You hnvo gront and powerful millionaire. How did thoy ' not tholr
monoy? TTavd limy morn Influnnoo
than tho poor In your churohcB and in
your coriftretts, your Legi_K,.(ur.«. mm
vvK._ _a, .A> A..c.', l,i \}t:uV.,iH ll lilt t},<.h'
omployos, observe tho moral law that
"(ho laborer Is worthy of hl» hlro?'
Do tlioy treat tholr hired lM>orora ob
brothora?     TV) they put children to
sdiool?
"Ho your <• .ti_rch<.f! protest whon tho
militia Ib rtiWtnl out diirlim a Htrlke, or
do thoy forgot auch tluxm what Jtnif
snld about tho sword?
,    'A.i.; four (.rnturti.A «)f i- .»> Uwa <wH
|prfnrtilnir of your region   In   your
ii>iiitir>, It.tHtrllUK dii«.tii|if'it> \\ ui r,\u,.,
IniHhoil, havo you les* uho for jail**. |
sn> f.'.wi   nnd Tovrr i>t Ki'tr pw.pl."!
|iM-oii Into madhoiiK'i. and lino ni   |
|r!iM I'ffcaMid?     Ii« thr-r«< n tnrvr]
inoimitioM of crlmo amoim .U-v.» and ;
, ,1«(UU U U.*.. UU.UUK U.um: '* t.k> iiluCc.,__ .
Lea «x«mple« vlonnent d'on haul; ,*ho Cbrlitlan rellitlon? ,
IDeuye You 3MCci>aryy?
SECRETS OF HOME LIFE
SutenaU miit by pitienU liidaf tbe New MetloJ Tr.ilm.ii   Tlwj kuw it Cvei
|__T Nb N*mm er T«.UmoiiUl« ui.d wllkoul wrlll.it c*_uttt
CON8TITUTIONAI. JII-OOD DIHUASIC.
Pill.nt So. 10471, "Tlm ip.li «r« nil
(Odd (rum my Inn* u«U urnu mid 1 tm-l
gooil ii.iw. I urn my grateful ti> >ou
■ml ihall ti«v*r forKU lh« '»v»r your
tnoillrln«* linvo ilnn* fnr mn. You cun
«u*r toy n»m* In ri-ei.mmtnMnf tt (■■>
any fiilT«r.r. I nm irnlng to K«r mnr-
rl.il wion. TlitnKIn* you uno inuw,
•io."
SAYS TWO SIONTOS CCTIKI) nnf.
I'atlmt No, minx Ann ti. Hlnclo.
Imtulnril |n Inumirul hnli» i yeur*. He-
poilt In urine onil tlrtini At night.
Vorlcoie Vein* nn hnth, HiU'», imlm In
1,1.      •   , . <.     «!'.,        11       .I'M,   ».     "T
r.cclv.it ynur Inter nl rccint itato un<l
III  HJl-   1   I. Ill   l>'i -i 'i il  I  . I' i"  tl    !   :'••' r
taklni. two mor.llii' trnatmrnt I wmilil
romMrr fnv«< It i. m(li tHr iuri.1. n I
tinvr turn nn tlgnt of ttuun cumlug
tutctc (.r.e 7tar).
Tin: noitTJ. bi__:ji» ntrrr.iiF.NT.
i*.LU,L*   .*.,.   i"*-'..        ►   '. _. ' . .
• regular l.tnliilim I itnn't kimw ulirn
•nil nm forllng tin*. Tli« wnrlit «i'trni
kltogdther illfTiTrnt tn me And t thnnl*
(toil for directing nu' tn you, Vim tm.o
b«tn nn honnt <|i<ctor with m«."
VAIIICONK VKINH ClIltr.D,
(.'••• No, IIWM, Hympinmi wh«n h*
-Until treatmenti—Aa« It, .Ingl., In*
ilulKi»l Iii Iminural lulilta ». irrul yeart,
Varlrmo Vulna on both «!ilci—pliri|ile»
on Id* f»ee, via. Xtirr two mnnHia'
Irrittru.'.il lm wrllni na follow*.-""Your
wiilroiiin lilliT tn liaml mul nm vi-ry
glut to my that I UilriK myiflf rural.
My VitrlrntA Vrlm hnv« rnmplMitty dig-
apprnrMl for qultr «i whll# anil It i/>«m«
it rmi'. I work Imrikr nml feel Wn
tlreil. I liavo no dotlrit for that habit
ivlinti'Vtr ami If ( ti.ty llki< thli, whloh
1 hnv,. nvrry rrmon to tirllevn I will,
Thniiklntr you for your kind attention,"
{•Ac,
oAiNrn ii rorsni. iv ont. month.
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(k) hail a tlironlii <n»« nf'Ni-ivmia t)«>
V i     ,i' 1 ". .i,.,1 Vi   '. ' i ' ■ .i i, I      \i run
iliivvii in vigor nml vitality,   Afdr unn
nj.'i.t).'* IrfJtfinil li^ |.|»>ili on foi.
|i,»•:—"! am felling vrry well. I hav«
finUii <i 31 far..!* in m.i m.,r,n>, *a \hk\
I win hivii tn rnnimitiiiatft ynu." laitrr
nporl.—"I am Ih ginning to feel moro
I Hen   n  vnin.    1  fi'i'l   my  rnnilltlnn  It
I-,.IMnir 1n.l»..r M'itv WktV "    1fl« 1"l»t Tf'
jim i ■•• J ii ni I i>>i ii'in—An I li'il una ta
tli« laat month'• iimtmrnt that I will
havr tn get. I tluiiight at »n« tlma I
wnulil mver he curM hut l put crm»
flil.n.i' In you /rum the atari i»nd to*
Imvo rurrd in*."
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"I PAGE SIXTEEN
THE DISTRICT LEDGEB, /BBHIB,   B. C.f DECEMBER 7,1912,   ,,
With the Miners
in Great Britain
Coal Selling Prices
The miners* section of the Coal Conciliation Board for the federated area
in England and North Wales, meeting
in "London, resolved that each district
within the" area shall compile a, new
list of large and representative collieries within its area for the taking- of
the average selling prices of coal for
Conciliation Board purposes. A list
of about twelve collieries in each county will be made, and when completed
will be sent to Mi*. Thomas Ashton,
the secretary, to be submitted for the
consideration and approval of the full
Board a. a future meeting as providing the average selling prices of coal
within the area of the Board's operation.
The Labor Party Conference
Th© annual conference of tho Labor
party which had been arranged to be
held in Glasgow on January 29 and tho
two following days, will be held in
Loudon instead, the date remaining
the same. The change has beon
made necessary by the certainty that
Parliament will be still sitting at the
end of January. Tliere was a similar
change of arrangement for a like rea.
son in 1906, when tfee conference
should have been hold at Belfast
Minimum Wage In Yorkshire
At a council meeting of tho Yorkshire Miners' Association, held at
Barnsley, which lasted two days, the
following resolution was passed:
"That this council meeting express-
.es its strong dissatisfaction with the
decision of Judge Amphlett, for West
Yorkshire, and Sir Edward Clarke, for
South Yorkshire, and presses for a
revision \_if the minimum rates of wages and of rules at the earliest possible
moment the Minimum Wage. Act allows."
It was reported that permission to
take ballots on the question of handing in notices had been asked by the
men at White Lea, Holly Park, Harts-
head, Orgreave and Treeton,.. Batley
No. 1, and Dinnlngton. Notices at
Glass Houghton had been suspended
pending a joint Board meeting arranged to consider the question in dispute.
Miners Fight Non-Unionism
The campaign of • the Lancashire
and Cheshire Miners' Federation against non-Union men is to be continued determinedly. It has been decided
to ballot the Union miners "at the Pen-
dlebury collieries of Andrew, Knowles
^ndTSbhs and-~t.Te-Clifton ancTKears-
■ley  Company on the question  of a
strike against the employment of non-
unionists.    The threat to strike at the
Astley, Tyldesley and Shakerley Collieries proved quite successful, and
the whole of the workers there have
joined the union.' The same policy is
to be continued throughout the .whole
of the county, and atfer Pendlebury,
St Helens and Haydock pits will be
tackled. The same policy is being
applied in Derbyshire and Warwickshire. _ In all districts, it appears, a
number of miners have ceased paying
their, conributions since the national
strike—some of them arguing that
there is no need for a union now that
their minimum wage is secured by law
—and both officials and members of
tlie organization declare that, having
obtained legislative and other advantages through the efforts of the Federation, these men shall be made to
contribute to its funds.
A  Northumberland Strike Threat
The Northumberland miners show
a disposition to take strong action on
tho question of what in the northern
mining districts ls called the "butty"
system. In effect this is a system
of sub„contracting,.and it has been a
frequent source of friction . A lodge
voto has just been taken on the question' of Its abolition, and the figures
show an overwhelming majority in favour of insisting that all workmen
shall be employed and paid directly by
the colliery owners. Moreover, the
lodges decided by 658 votes to twelve
to proceed to the length of striking
work should any employer refuse to
abolish the system. It is also desired
to extend the system of free houses,
now limited to hewers, to other grades
of mining labor, and a lodge vote of
646 to twenty-four has been cast in
.favor of supporting any workmen who
come out on strike to enforce this
claim.
,      Boycott of Miners
It is alleged that the miners oii
strike at the'seghill Colliery, Northumberland, are being boycotted by
other mineowners in the district, who
refuse them employment when' there
are vacancies going. The amount distributed among the strikers since they,
ceased work eight weeks ago has
been £1,063, all of which has been
subscribed by fellow unionists in other
parts.. . -
Are Deputies Officials
The Cumberland Miners' Association
met at Maryport, and considered the
Aspatria dispute, where a thousand
men have handed in their notices be.
point a deputation, to^walt on the mim- j t
agement and to receive Its report at
a meeting on Thursday. The.association contends that if deputies wish
to remain members they ought not to
be forced out, and that as the. Wago
Board fixed the minimum for deputies
they are not officials, A movement
is on foot to form a depulie.' association.  .
SCOTTISH   MINER8'   FEDERATION
The executive of the Scottish Miners' Federation Have decided to recommend that, in addition to the list
of constituencies already agreed upon,
_\oith-East Lannark should be contested by a labor candidate at the next
election. ' '    - ;
cause the-management wish deputies
to withdraw from the men's ■ union,
contending that they are colliery olfi
clals.    The association decided to ap-
HADES HAS NO TERROR
TO THE MINERS' AGENT
C. B. Stanton, miners' agent at Ab-
erdare, Wales, In speaking of the vote
of the South Wales Miners' Federation
to reduce the wages of their agents
from $20 to $15 a • week, says that
"Hades itself has no terror for a man
who has been a miners' agent, for ten
years. In Wales," he says, "an agent
must be a practical miner, and he
must speak English as well as Welsh.
He must be a good public speaker and
debater and have0 the courage"1 of a
lion, the cunning of a fox, the patience
of Job and the skin of a rhinoceros.
Then if he enjoyB good health he may
worry on until he gets knocked out or
dies, in which case-in Wales he will
have a funeral mines in length. He
must watch all inquests, go under.'
ground to examine and fix p'rices upon
many different seams of coal and draw
up price lists for colliers, haulers, laborers and other, grades. ■ He must
address pltbank meetings and executive .mass meetings. He must meet
deputations at all hours of the day and
night and must always keep sober,
so he can meet ithose who are sometimes drunk.
"If he has a good left it is always
useful and sometimes necessary. It
is a fact that knowledge of ring craft,
wrestling and jiu-jitsu must serve occasionally when words fail. He must
always be smiling even if his heart,
bleeds. If he declares war against the
coal tmine owners he is described by
the press as a dangerous agitator. He
lias to meet the vile abuse of the press,
threats, pains, penalties and often imprisonment during his happy terms of
office, but he must still keep smiling;,
he goes through life, hoping, sorrowing and smiling.
"Some men curse' him as a fraud
and others sing his praises.. 'I have
lxard thousands roar at me in greet-
COMBINATION NO. 1 - $5.50
1 quart Peter Dawson's Scotch ■
1 quart Heniiessy 3-star Brandy
1 quart Very Old Madeira Wine
; COMBINATION NO. 2 -T$5.00   T
1 quart Jamaica Kum :
1 qt/ Monoppl Brandy Med'l Reseryc^
1 quart Invalid Port Wine    x-
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ing and it made me feel inspired. I
have heard their growls and hoqtings
at me, but I have never lost heart or
faith in men yet and I trust I never
COMBINATION NO. 3 - $5.25
1 large bottle Burke's Irish Whiskey
1 large bottle Geneva Gin
1 bottle sealed Rye
■;    COMBINATION NO. 4 - $5.00
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1 bottle Anisette "Brizard & Rogers"
1 bottle Blackberry Brandy
2 bottles Parnay Sparkling wine °
COMBINATION NO. 5 - $4.50
1 bottle Gordon's Dry Gin
1 bottle Chianti Wine
1 bottle Yin St. Michel     "
COMBINATION NO. 6 - $5.00
Box of (50) Choice Cigars
1 bottle unfermented Grape Juice
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Remember, the above are, only suggestions.;    We carry, a very, complete .stock of
• imported and native liquorsX'wines and cigars, and can make up any lot'desired. -;"
Agents for the celebrated MUTZ EXTRA BEER
r Mail Orders promptly and carefully attended to7 \ ^
FRANK WINE & SPIRIT CO., FRANK, Alta
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shall. .All will come right in the end.
The South Wales 'miners do not, begrudge fair wages ,and fair treatment
to those who have, fought.' aNgreat
fight for them."   '     ,-    •   . _ !..   .
The Question of non-unionism- is
again occupying the attention' of .industrial Lancashire. ' The first siot
in this. ever-recurring battle will be
fired by, the. miners in the Tyldesley
district on Saturday unless the non-
Unionists employed at the Astley and'
Tyldesley Collieries' Company. Limits
ed, and Messrs - Ramsden■- and Sons
join the Lancashire and Cheshire Miners'-Federation. Notices were handed in a fortnight ago, owing to some
twenty-underground workers declining to join the local branch." This,
action was not taken 'until the views-
of the' members'had been ascertained,'
,andUhe_,result__,showed_a-,unanimous-
feeling'against continuing.. to -'work
alongside the. men who preferred to
remain *outside the Couiity Federa-.
tion.-   During the "intervening period
the policy, of, persuasion-has been continued with success, but,all the alleged .
delinquents have not'yet bocomo part'
and parcel of the policy 'of (the .Miners'
Ttade___Jnidn.^J_lnless_the_,unanimou_i-,_
card is reallzed.-'a, stoppage at these
collieries" is inevitable. ^     ...   ' '    - 1
Order your Christmas, Cards at once
An Investment Here will be Sure to  Make  Money for You
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See Our Plan of Moose Jaw
Wo linvo a plan'of tho City of Moobo .Taw showing railroads ln Mooso Jaw,
street cur linos, location of difforont properties In Mooso Jaw, Moose Jaw
Rlvor, Creeks and Havinos, This map may bo depended upon ns absolutely
accurate, ■ '
Highland Park
In cnlllng your attention lo tho locution of Highland Park, our Mooso Jaw
'Proporty, wn would call your npnclnl nil on tlon lo tho fact that Highland Park
Ih directly west of tlio prosont business contro, nnd ub tlioro nro no crock., or
rnvinoH woot of Main Street, tho most dcslrablo and most vnluablo property
in Mooso .law him boon north of Manitoba Street nnd Routh of tho ravlno thnt
Is JiiHt north of'tho Exposition, Grounds—and tho growth and development
havo boon wost of Mnln Street. Undoubtedly tho raison of thin Is tlio fact
that tho ravlno that tiiiih across tho northern part ot tho town nnd tlio eastern
portion inukciH it Impractical, to nay the lonsl, for tho ally to go ovor tills ravlno cither to tho north or to tho oust, nnd on tho othor hand lho city to lho
wohI. Ih high, dry, lovel pnilrle without crook or ravines or other Impediments,
Highland Park will bo a illroct continuation of tho fluent Htrendu In Mooso
,!n\v, It Ih only n oiiohHoii of n Hhort tlmo until lotH In Mlgblnnd Purlc will bo
In domnnd for building niton, and as tho now Exposition Slto Is wcHt or'Highland 1'iu'k, tho Htroot car lino,on Cariboo H trout will bo extended out punt
our property, thlH will menu Hint thono loin thnt you cnn buy now nt prlccm
of $ir>0 nnd $200 ouch will briny from $GO0 up.    '
Our Guarantee
All Lots High, Dry and Level
Wo guarantee all lota In Highland Park to bo high, dry and lovel and sultablo
for building without wading or rilling In, Thoro Un't a low or wot Hpot In
tin* (.'iiiiiv |iio|nity. .liKiiii-iui n«u. ih uu u.it. mu itniiio tin.i.HJH, ami Mo
flvwMon of InrMUm nf ,M«. tn lllphlnnrt Pnr .< in tnordy n .nit.lor of .T._..v.fl..i.l
opinion. Homo prnfnr lots mi -i ■■ "tim "otr-pr will prefer Into on another
Htroot, ot«. If yon aro Invostlng for profits, ono location in Highland Park
is am good aa another.
NOTR.—Present prlcos nro aubjoot to advance without notico. For big
profits, buy NOW at present prlcoa and buy lo tho limit.
A Few Facts About Moose Jaw
Eleven lines of railroad in operation and under construction,
Building permits for _April,-'Muy nnd Juno, 3 mouths of 10.12, total
over Two Million Seven Hundred Thousand Dollars, A half million
moro than all of last year.
] ,500 people in 1902; 25,000 peoplo in 1012.
Thc C. P. R. Monthly Pny Roll alono is over .$250,000.
Wator system now being installed at cost of #550,000; estimated to
supply city of 125,000 people, *"" '
Cannda's threo railronds, 0. P. It., C. N. R. and G. T. P. aro spending
^'"n.oon.ooo on railroad construction this yeur.
Inside Lots $150.  Corner Lots
$200 each
Tliom. prices are subject lo ndvanco without notico.
NOTM.PiircliaHcrs of five or moro lots aro ontltlod to a speeinl dis-
count of 5 por cont. "
tHE LOTS ARE ALL STANDARD SIZE, 2B ft. FRONTAGE AND PROM
140 TO 121 FEET DEEP ■
BUY NOW WHILE PRICES ARE LOW
LIBERAL DISCOUNT POR CASK IN PULL WITH ORDER
Lots in Highland Park aro sold on ono of tho following throo plans:
1. Cash in full with ordor, with discount of G per cent, from list
price.
2. Ten monthly payment.., 10 por cent, with ordor and balanco in
nino equal monthly payments,
v,   fJiic-uTuCi ul iiiuditinu pnuu witu oritur, nmi imiancc in oiiuai
p-iy....... .A', um; -|..t... .su tuoitlhs, ulhiif lu l«'cl»'« iuoidhs h'uiu d«l<j u£
conl met..
Nn interest on Deferred Payment}).
No taxes to pay for the current year. '
Wo furnish Torroits Title without extw chargo, promptly on com-
Truly a Very Great City
A city with a rocord llko this Is truly n great city. Ton years ago Mooso
, Jaw had 1,500 pooplo, now It hns over 20,000. It Is metropolitan In ovory
sonso'Of tho word—a young giant proud of its strongth and confident of Its
onpabllitlOB. "   ,
Mooso Jaw's assessments In 1010 woro $13,518,402; In 1911, ,'$27,770,453, an
Incroaso of ?H_.7<s,0G_ In 12 months, or ovor 100 por cent Incroaso.
Mooso Jaw's building pormlts for Juno, 1011, woro 700 por cont ovor thoso ot
,luno, 1010—tho largost rnto of Inqronso of any city In tho Dominion undor natural conditions. , >
During 1010, $1 \0,000 woro spent ln creoBoto blook paving, and about $170,000
woro expended during 1911. Mooso Jaw is also installing an Inolnorator at
a cost of $45,000, also a modorn soworago systom which, whon, completed, will
bo one of tho most up-to-date In Canada.
Tlio total oxpondlturo for wator, extensions and soworago .llsposnl during
"1011 will amount to nbout $171),000. Tho total Improvements for Kill on all
dopnrtments will aggregate a million dollurs.
Tlio city owns and controls ltf. own oloctrlc light plant.
Tlio first electric Btrcot railway ByBtom.In SnBkatchowim was oporatod'ln
Mooho Jaw.
Aw efficient tolophono sorvlco Is oporatod by tho SnHlcntchowan government.'
All telephone linos aro lnld underground in the paved area and In thb limes in
unpnvod nroa.
A street lighting systom of,Iron standards, with flvo oloctrlc globes to a.
Hlnndard, hns been installed on tho main thoroughfares, at an Initial cost of
$ in,ooo,
Tlio tax rato for 1011 was 12% mills—low figures that Bhould Intorost proB«
pootlvo locntors,
Tho olty is unusually rich'in schools, churches, hanks, hospltnlH, nnd haa
block nftor block of protontloua realdoncos—roaldoiicos that would bo a orodlt
to a city of many times Its size.
And It will be a Greater City
That Moobo Jaw Is n great olty nnd that Mooao Jaw hnB bocomo a great city
without a boom, and with practically ono railroad,,tho 0, P, R„ nnd with Ita
resources only partly developed, is absolute assurance that Mooso Jaw with
thn Cl. T, P. and U, N, Ii. with tholr various linos nqw building Into Mooflo
Jaw, and with additional lines that will bo built Into Mooho Jaw, and with
tho roBOurcos of tlio country bolnj. dovolopod, with tho tributary territory
hntnif rtnvn.njwvi, «nfl «M,h m^jb t«..v m ti,c wndlnyutcJ I....!.*...,. C*«Ijc. W*>-
trlbiiting Point, Commercial Contro, Wholoflalo and Mnnnfnrturlnp: rvm.™,
Moobo ./aw uiuDt .ind surely will grow by leaps and bounds, and will In tho
courso of a very fow yonrs bocomo a city with a population of ovor 50,000
pooplo, This will mean that thoso that buy woll soloctod Moobo Jaw proporty
now at present prlcos, will mnllo big profit, for It Is a well-known fact that na
a olty doubloB in population, real ostato values troblo, Highland Park Is an
opportunity extraordinary—a chauco for you to mako an Investment that, will
;_.u,J.v «j,£ UtHjUv. Co. _>_Ui
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M. A. KASTNER,
Fire Insurance
Life Insurance
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