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•-   , -7•'-";'-'--*>.. .7 i provincial Library 80 Juno.09;
■ Industrial Unity is. £. ; y,\':' y. 7 ,7.. ;7 ._"•
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The Official Organ of District Noi 18, U. M. W, of A.
Political Unity is Victory
VOL.,VI.,. NO. 26.
TEE; DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B, C.. JANUARY 28, 1911.
$1.00 A YEAS,
Several Accounts Paiii-
'Debenture Offer is
Turned Down  7
1 Specinl meeting was hold In ,,tho
Council Chambers on Monday, Jan. 23.
at wliicl> all the City Fathers wore present.      *   ;- f „
Various communications ' dealirig
with civic inatt.ers we're read.". Discussion* took place regarding delay in
the installation of the Oamewell Fire
Alarm System and it was decided to
leave it ■ in abeyance temporarily.
♦■
•"•J*-
Miners   and   mine   laborers
•are hei'cby warned against going 10'Royal Collieries, as the
company   have   laid   off   two
shift's' nf men.
JAMES-McKlNLEY,  Ssc
.*    Local Union No. 25S3
O
_♦
Advises to' hold ibaclc exte'nsivo improvement pending information re .pro
bnble date of Bull River scheme being
operative. .Asiks'tliat he make.a visit
in the spring io Bull River to oblaiu all
data connected therewith.    *   -
Praises power hoiise staff and thanks
♦
**•
**►
<£.-Qt.<$-&<^-Q.&-&&-f!f#r-&-<&><$"<$' tX> <**>
phase power lirie of 2S0O fecr.; 300 lo
Skating* Hi nk; SOO on Pellat Avemi...
and pole* line to Annex School: ,Cosl
during* years: Extensions. $6,S1S.1T;
millers'. ■?: _7__ .45, making total investment'lo dale $00,047.02. Years', gross
revenue, $2_',3 _2.G7; lSxpenses account
$17,312.43, leaving $-1,900.24 profit,
which with 31.00 for issuance of certificate's make total nett profit of .-Jo,-
024,24.    "7 ■ '    .**
'Estimated gross .revenue for 1011,
about $30,000,' and pro-fit $S,G00.
lie recommends:      - **..,.,
Adoption    of*  thc  series Tunfestcn
lamp, 8 K.W.' regulating' transformer',
. *■**■ prior council for .consideration ' and
'•*•»> hopes io be entitled to'merit ditto from.,
present body. " ','
. Thursday's Council—All present.
City Clerk.to nolify underwriters'contract signed w*ii.h Gamewell Fire Alarm
people and installation of ] 1 botfes to
be'done at once.
Bond company pay $;_,G33.4S in full
to date'on Bonbon's* shortage. This
does not effect release in event of further shortage .being discovered "during
life of "the bond.
Retrenchment in the nlr, (o be further discussed next, meeting.
City Clerk Barclay was instructed fo  extensions-*-! lowland Avenue, 500 feci.
'communicate-   with  the,, underw filers
* for tho purpose of ascertaining whin,
effect tho insinuation of'the Gamewell
system  would "have upon fire insm-
, mice.        '■ ,   ..    ., .   I
The dispute on the Ste;im Laundry
question was ordered to bo submitted
to a  legal  firm.
The purchase of a sleigh was referred to* the Works,,and Property Com-
0° mittee'with   power to act.
■ Thc initiation of the* voucher system
■In the City Clerk's office was. decided
upon.    , ■ '        .,    -
■   City-' Clerk was instructed to make
charge upon' Provincial    Government
' foi- fii'es extinguished by the Fire Department .outside* of the city limits..*
An* offer of 97 from Brent, N'oxon &
' Co.', .Toronto, for $31,000. worth, of do-'
bentures (sewers $27,000,7 fire   alarm*
''fl.-t.06.   was on motion not accepted.-
It'was determined that these, deben-
.   tures lie held at par. .-   _.
  Ti.nfnunl lr-.nr- 1_f_-.yrt        1C_«L--Wy'j tllflL        th*"
* Agent Gencrarof llrltlsh Columbia in
London, En_-*la'nd,***aiid also Dryish financial companies be notified of what
, Fernio  has  lo 'dispose' of, *   , ,
Reports of  1!)i0's operations,  toge-
' ther with 'recommendations for 101.1,
were read from' .the following civic
heads of departments. .-
■ "it, C. B. Hammond. Light* and Power. R. Potlo_. City Engineer. 11. N.
Clerke, Police Department. -.I.'F.JIc-
J.ougnll, Fire Department^
Afler n bunch of gonornl accounts
amounting to about $3,000, wore, disposed, of nml payments ordered, the
meeting adjourned.
Below ii* synopsis of Chief Elce'ri-
-.■Jim Hammond's roport for 1910:'
Tlio  present' ml or  nre  lowest   of
'their  cliiss  iu  lho  North-West*,      If
demands Iner-mcm ns they may bo ven-
*s'in.iuly expected m do.'nnotlior iiu.l
a: (osi of ,$16,500 will bo -losltublo.
"Preflent connected load 10 motors,
nggregatlng 95 II.P., working 30 por
cent or maximum 8'hns. dally nt nn
itverugo of-5c. per ll.l1., which with
$1.00 fixed chnrgo por II,P. of motor
cnpnclty, and 900 K.W. hours for lights
etc., bring In a monthly rovomio of
$r*iit.
. Monthly oxponso $350, loaves nott.
profit, of *1G:..
The following firms oxpect, to lnstnl
(hiH spring: P. Hums, IC or 20 Il.P.i
W. M. Dickon, R 11.P.; Dolwon nnd
WolHnRlmm, n 11.1 _; -11 Mnrkot Co.,
;i h,p; •"■
Ughl—Nov. 27, IHO!). Connocloil land
wns 3000 llfilits. Nov. 27. 1910, bIiowb
connected lond 7.0&0 llghtit.
During tlio yonr 280 motors nnd 17
IrniiBfnrmevB limfnllofl. Hnn oxtonileu
Jl blocICB   on    McIMioi-Hon Avonuo: 2
Dnl ton Avenue- 1S00 feet,- Recrentio-V
groMii'd.* SHO feel, Baker Avenue $00
foot.? InaiaUfiiiou of'ar. an I omatic, vol*
ty_!p, regulator." Estimates "on-l'oj;e.;,c-
ing 'extensions:,'
• * -        Estimates,"'   '
.ino, material and*
labor ...' .., $  750.00
Street   Lighting* system:—
8 K.YV.Jransform-
ers i-ml switch-. *   *
' liourdu,. ,■:'  $ '500.00 *
45 Street, fixtrues *' * ;
* complete, with
shades ...",.... $ '292.50 ° ;
50 series   4    am.' '
Tungsten lamps $'   fl.".00   $1,037.50'
Annex:— '   -      -
Miners unea
a™
All miners will please stay
away from Eankhead until'
■further notice, No scarcity of
labor here.   - .
F. WHEATLEY. Sec
<^*^>4><j>-«j>«^.^>^i>**©><fc><S><t><^<3r<>*^"^
"A STUBBORN CINDERELLA"-
Line/material and
labor    ? '300.00 '    *
•  . ■-,
30 Street fixtures $  195.0Q  . *
. ' '
30 Scries 4 amp..               ,    "
lamps  $    57.00   .
552.00
Complete   sysieiu
,j   .    . ,
The'following comments are snipped
from the dramatic critics write-up in
The  Daily  Province,   of Jan.  24th. -
"A Stubborn Cinderella" is bright,
pretty,- tuneful and oven exceedingly
clever in spots; there, isn't.a line.of
il that could, bring a blush to the fair
cheek of 'the young person.' - Miss
Hazel Kirke, the Cinderella, has a marvellously fine pair of'eyes,, wears handsome'gowns that, set off a perfect figure, lier first song "Don't bo Cross
with Mc,"'brings homo lo her audience the superlative merit of those
eyes,' that, figure in -that gown, and
quite by Ihe way aft'eivthe assimilation
of these details, that-voice.
"Mac is a winning sort of* chap of
the .'frat from Rah! Rah!' order, in
short' n matinee idol,
"MisslLilian Goldsmith danced her
way into.first place in popular favor.
She- is-llie- daintesl, prettiest li.t.tlc
trick of a soubrclte seen here in a long
time.   •   , •*, ,.
* "Don't be anybody's Moon but Mine,''
and 'Don't Teach Me to Swim Alone,"
brought' the gallery-to its feet as one
man;
-"'Skeetpr," with whom she 'played
partners' was a lively yqunsster and
75 lights .,77. -      "  ?2,1S9.00
.\',B.7~Al*ov'o line and .outfit is good for
100 .lights.   ■-  "       "'
Voltage .regulator
fnst ailed conip-    °   ..*
leto ....*.'.-.—
 _._ i
Po'ie line exten—
-Nsion,   Annex: —
22 Blocks, 125 lion-   ,
' : ses,   S.000   feet.'     *
poles nnd distribution,   including -
service wires.'. $2,500.00
3 7 1-2 K.W. trans-
■'  formers       2SD.00
00 .00
k, F. of. L Brought to
Time--Cbarter for.
;   theW.F.M.
A. V. of I.. This action, will resu't
'n considerable frioi'on with the hi;
tcniniional Association of Machinists,
and the International Brothei-lir.od r.f *>
Carpenters, on the ground of conflict-
] iug jurisdiction." *    •    *
o        '•Colmnbus.-Ohio, Jan. 25, Ml
".I. ,\V. Bennett, Pernio, j
'"President Wh.ie. DS934,- Lewis,')
72190; Vice-President 1-Iaye.s, 91954; j
, Secretary Perry, 91720; Green 7UC70.1
The'above is the poll for the three!
offices, therefore, While, Hayes and j
°Perry are the successful candidates!
) for President, Vice-President, and!
j" Secretary-Treasurer respectively, ' !
j       ■ '  (Signed) A, ,). GARTER.'*;
t FollowiiiR is the resolution Issued:
! "Therefore, be it resolved by lhe
! U.M.W. of A. in convention, That we
i protest against any further dolay in
'the issuance of said charter or ini posting any restrictions upon the^jur'.sdic-
I t^ion now enjoyed by the W.F. of M. as
■..being inimical to oui* interests as well
I as theirs
0^*-«&0*^.<8*0<5.^)-^^>,^.^^*^*^*^.
■*•£*••
■*•     ,- NOTICE
I
*4>- Owing to the Mines at Coal
**> Creek only being partially op-
& erated, and the number of idle
•**>- men  very  large,  all  workers
■♦■ arc   requested  to   stay  away
«*$>■ from Fernie until, further ad-
•<•> vised, ,                    D. REES,
•<>- ,' Secretary   ♦
*$■■ -^
00#i}'*<k^<J>^0*i^<3>*^>'>f}"(s»<n>
BELLEVUE RELIEF FUND
Duuaiious up to and including Jmi
IU. It'll: "
Imeniuiioiial, head office r.M.VV
of, A.    ..,..-   $500.(1.
Local 57'1   L'-.M.W. of A. Leth-
i    bridKo   ..' ,
I Mr. .1. 11. Farmer, Frank ....
j.Mr. 'A. (larsley, per Rev. T. D.
Negotiations Wiil Likely
Result in Amicable'
Adjustment
I    .lones   ,.'	
We further pledge to the W._. of!,,,. ,,- ,    m.17i„1..1i,1
. The-holdnif.* of tue present,conven.   Jr. our heartv suppori. and'anncunco to i ^ .' "'™M''
lion  in  tho  City .of Columbus,3Ohio, | a„   ,al)0r  organizations   that   we .are * 	
harmonizes - with  tho  eternal -fitness \
1 iMr. R. J. Hyde
"Pat,"*auotlier of Lois admirers, was a
general heavy weight who made a- hit,
with.-the people'.'out.front." .,J - ■«
A minor "part thnt was so good as
anything the show afforded wna that of
I'M whii. Burns as ,the lugubrious ''engineer," '   ■
of .hours and ihe enactment, of some
remedial legislation, ^..grandest, ac-
liicvenient has been .'tVi'^'deVeiOimioiil'
of* solidarity among peoples divided by
con nl ry -and creed, - ■
• Amongst, its members we find not
only the var'ous representatives of
the British, Rmplre.-bur likewise na-
ALL ABOARD PFOR EVERYWHERE.!lives of nearly.every civilized couniry
_!    • iof lOui-op-V   Although (here may be a
,   ,   . .   bridge  Herald   	
**Y\ elrust. that it may be wUhln the j Ml. }<, wie!.strom, Passburg
American Federation ol  Labor, .but if  M).  A Q  jjncllae. Cnlwirv
the \Veslern  Federation of M.ners is, Rev   Fai]l01. T.ajlltj F(.an|.
denied a charter or granted one with *
unsatisfactory  restrictions, be it further
-'Resolved, Th.-H  tho 17MAV7 of ,\.,
in convention assembled, joi'i) with the !
Western■*-Federation   of   Miners  in  a!
niovement thai, will insure that* v.aii'y '
, determined to form a closer compact i c..v* ...■.,.! ' * liv,, ' ,,,,,,
of things as if marks tlie coming of j witll- the Westorn Pererati'on of Miners j auubU,*-"0U lul 1«*
iif-ve of this wonderful institution in
lho' city of its inception. It was
born amidst a. conflict between two
opposing bodies, the Knights of Labor
and the. Federation of .Miners. .*' .The
amalgamation resulting iu the creation of .(lie"United"M!i'.e Workers of
America was "consummated alter the
overcoming of mighty obstacles. These
were not only external,* but' with a
heterogenous mass .'with all its diverging, elemental* units it was a time to
try the nicftlfe of the most courageous
and Ihe'y-who were the standard bearers, can look back at. those days with
justifiable pride, ns they note that the
band of workers ns a result of those
labors now numbers ' '.OR.GOO.., The
stupendous' work 'involved niay, • be
sensed l;y those without the sphere of
influence, hut to iippreviafe adequately'-.-equlres a "close contact.' ■ .
Although this orgnniznUon has been
instrumental in obtaining increase o?
wages 'fnominally at .lonst)   decrease
There is considerable .Kssatisia-'Ucm
reported from  Frank, Alberta., among
."iU 00',lK' n'-1*0-'-*' '"-cause of the iimi-adjivsv-
10.(10 . ii'L'iii of several  grievances', but  it  is
: hoped that the representatives'of the
20.00 jmen  .„,(i {]ie f.om,in„y officials may
5. "0 !
■      : succeed .n-rcachiiiK an amicable under-
, '()r> i standing and  tluis'' prevent a  susper.-'
Loth-
! sion of operations,
Mr. S'dncy Woods, Kdnionton
j.Mr. If. A. Mackie. I-Mnioutoii
|Mi*. O. :,L O'Brien, '.M.L.A	
Master Reggie   Campbell    .Mc
Leod   	
Master Hiigliie Campbell  ....
■ . . .   ,       Mr. W. H. Campbell  ........
and co-operation in acupii whichhas; p<ii. U)mU m ,m(| 1!j;.r)i UM
„\V. of A. Taber and  Taber
City  Bank    ,"....
.  1). "MacLeod,  nor  Rev!' R.
  Boyle   *.". .'.....'....'.
„,    ,- , "   I.Vhol.l -Vnllev Coal, nnd Coke
To-day-, the   great   cry   ro   cure   as
well as prevent disease is ."fr-esh air,"
and*. the   reasons   many   rooms   are
2:52.00,:
., 2. Ofi!
5.00!
:i0.00;
5.00;
10.00;
5.00 ''
THE.P.-G.    DISCRIMINATES
i.OO
7 00
been sought in
tion of Labor."
the American Federa-
A   FERNIE   MAN'S   INVENTION
2.7SO.OO
Xorth Riid:-—
Ifowliiml Avenue,
500 feci    '. ■$
150.00
Halton     Avouue.
1800, feet	
'5-10,00
Knercntlon   finis,
SOO foot 	
2-10.00
Bnkor Avonuo 800
„ foot	
'2-10.00
1,170.00
Stock.--Mnloiial no-
coHKiiry for "futuro coiiBiimen.
and other con-
iiooUqiio:—
200 lbs No. 12 wp wlro 40,00
200 llm No. 10 wp wlro -10.00
100 lho No.  (I wp wlro 78,00
200 IbH No.  8 wp wlro 110,00
•100 HiH No,  4 wp wlro 7G.00
250 1),P. OIiihh Instil*
nloi'B, Ifi 07, 17,00
H00 No.' 5 1-2 Porcoltiln
IiiBtilalorB    5.00
. On Thursday night lond hallooing
wns heard on the streets of Pernio,
hul wheth'T caused by the .-..mer kriuil
and pumper nickel thnt flourishes, In
West Fornie, over .Indulgence of
linguls and grecsh In the Annex, a
plethora of roast boot' and plum pudding a- hi-liuinilton Avenue, or a Bo)--
lon len pnrty jubilation, there is not
tho slightest doubt thnt. tho world
tourists thoroughly enjoyed tliolr outing.
Tho party Jiang "We won't go 'oiiie
till mornin'," wllh three interludes of
upsets.'     ,      "    '
1!M.50
Tolnl osilmntos
$7,035.00
bubo! of tongues there is a uiiiuiimlry
of thought in lliolr*, support of the
U.M.W of A.
After tbo usual prellniinnries had
been disposed of nnd the body was set-
lied down to the routine work quite nn
ill veiUHaled is because of the trouble
of leaving thc Avyidows open and by
so doing lessening the security' from
intrusion. This difficulty has now
been.',' overcome/ . Adequate ., ventlla-
-1- c"—ai .i-h C—*u! _i _i tied-1 ■ o^.-Qii 1 'r~--,-. th ou t-
decreasing* security, but be increased. * The ni cans, .of-, obtnin irjj*". these
'much desired resulis "is si'mplicKy' H-
_j.clf. .A device consisting of a straight
rod in which aro bored or punched
holes at various distances from euch
other* and inlo these holes a boll, that
Is at (ached, to the upper portion of
the lower snsh shoots in.',tlms allowing the window io he opened to suit
convenience and at the snmo time it
Is firmly held. ' One of lhe features
of this" de\Ice Is thai, it dispenses
willi pulley, weights and cord, thereby
saving time nnd labor wiih consequent
reduction in cost.   ' The intention of
U.M.W.
f'o. and Employees
Michel   Local, I _iion
of * A __ .7
Iii(erii;ttionai\H'eael Office X'.j
MAV. of A. (2nd donation)
District IS. U.M.W.'of A ....
.Mi-. C. P. Hill, llillcresL ....
iir. Tom"Crahan. Michel'....
,'M.<|
HLOtl
•W*. 00
1    The. Canadian Co-operative, a month--
; iy 'magazine,  published  at  Braiufort*,"-
; Ont., in ihe jnierest of Ihe Co-op'-ra- -
stive movement, f-omplalus of the "fish .
jof one and flesh of another" irenimeut
I meted   out   to   it   by  (he   Postmaster
.General.     This Is 11 breezy little pub-
•f|,)i licatioii,  well  worth  the  50e.  a y<>ar
10 those interested In the Co-operative
movement. .   ,      "
_:, The "freedom of the' press," so much
talked about in Camilla, Is subject lo a
perceptible discount .when publications-* '
"rhat   do   no:   conform   io   the  lniss^z '
aller policy are iuvtilved.
200.00
KNOCKED  DOWN  TWELVE' TIMES
Tirr^\Y;^ar- powctt
Mr. Cleni Stubbs ..
Mr. .A. .1. Curler '.,
500.001 ^     ■■„.*,„   .        _,.        ..  , ,
""0(1 00 * ^ornfny Burns' Protege Gives Muldoon .
100.00 1 Unmerciful Walloping
100.00 I ^  j  y]— ; -
—"^"0*^TAr='"-WtI&h_;-^=7ll_ii7T—^j"i7.--rt=iri.-i.K
Leslor,*- managed    by    Tommy  l>urn.*V;
yw
i. 00
'..00
cxi-lloii'ipnl was i-i-eiKed when a nie.v , ihofljivonlor. our townsman, Mr. AV.
K. P. No, 31.
,  _ Lt
The Insinuation of Iho nowly elected
officers of Penile Lodgo No. Ill, look
plnco In the Castle I lull on Tuesday
tho 2-1 tli, hy Deputy Grand Clinuec-Uoi*
J. F, Cn!es.
Tho following nre Iho officer.- for
(ho ensuing term.
C.C.—ll. Dudley,
V.C.—.T,   Ciiriiilchiir-l.
Prolnto—P. T), Porry,
, M. nt A,--!-', Arinstroiig,
M, of W.--A, A. GlllcHpie,
K. of 11. nml S.—G. II. fhoniHon,,
M, of P.—CliiiR.   Nunn,
M, of |._x.—11. N. l'Mgoconibo,
0,0.~-lIorbert Poiii-hoii.
I,(},—.liiH. McMiiHter,
All nionilioi'R of tlio ordor who!lior
resident.1, or visitors, nre horoby Informed thnt nicellng nlglilH nre hold
ovory Ttiosilny In I'ytlilnn Hnll whoro
tlioy will lie conllnlly wolcomed,
OLD TIME RESIDENT
DIES SUDDENLY
sage  of greeting was  received   from
10 members of the I7M.W. of A, son
lenced to ono year In.jnil at Denver,
Colo., on a trumped .up chargo of dis
obedience to a court injunction.   Tlu.
following Is the roply thnt was s< nl ■
"T, h, Doyle nud (oupndes, Co inly
.lull, Denver, Colo.:
"Your fraternal greetings rend and
,, convention, by rising and unanimous
vole, nntliorlzoR us lo extend to you
our filncerosl, sympathy nnd  greeting.    Tho Uniled Mine Workei'H of
Amorlcn will stand by you to llio
end and we PNpre&s the hope Ihnl
Justlco will ultlmntcly trliunpji, You
nro fighting llio battle for hiimiin
l'lghtH hgnliiRl corpornto greed nnd
.Indicia! arrogance,     Keop conrngo.
Ulght. will ye! provnll and trlnl by
Jury cnn not. much longer ho denied.
..    "T. Ii, Ll-lWia, Preside >t.
"HDWIN PERnY,' Soc,"
which, noeilloHH to stato, rnrrled wllh
It llio onilni'HOinont of every delegate.
After tho  roiidliig of Pros,  I:pwJii,
VIco-Pi'pr. llnycH, Socrelnry-Trensiirer
Pcrrj':■■ ltports, commUlccs wen, duly
appoint r><l,
Tho fcllowing dny lho ■**in«*'llon of
grnnl'.nit n clinrtor to (lio W.F, of M.
by lho A, P. of L, whh tlio themo of
dnlinlc. ciilmlniillng hh per lolegnim
I*i 1 nl od In our hint Ihhuo by the mutii'.ll*
foroim mlnorH helng ndmlttel Into the
llunnable. is to hnve those useful sash
window udjustersi nnd fasleners made
at such ti price thnl they can be sold
by Iho million, Tliey will bo on the
market nt nn onrly date..
Total up 10 afid Includ'ng .Ian..   1f>
Ifi, IOH  .$2071.?5
Disbursements        05.1.0
Balance '.   . , $:_0l(;,S5
Mr C. .1. lOcksirom, Lethbridge
Goods to tin* value of .*...
100.00
JAM10S  BI'RKI-;,
Sec. Relief Fund,
QUARTZ MINERS' GENEROSITY
knocked out> Pete Muldoon, of Seattle,
In tbe fourth rcjinul of a sehetailcd Km
round' bout   here  Ins!   night.        ,..,
The gong saved Muldoon, in' the
second and third* rounds. He was
knocked, down twelve times. Lester*
i.s to. meet Denver l>M Martin here .Ian*
'51. ' ■ '
(The "Lester" referred to nbov-- is
none .other (ban .lie "Cyclone Kid"
well known here and at Coal Creek
where he worked Iu Ihe mine about
two years ngo. Press reporis all
agree that ho is coniing-up, nnd as
he is sllll.a very young man should,
under a good trainer, become a world's
ehnmp.'on.)
„LOSH MON IT WAS GRAN', !
On Thursday afternoon and nighi
(lie f.nHnihi.-isl-j of, the n'liirln' gnnip
voi I*.- o'U In lotto at (lie Skating HWt
to witness the series of* competitions
hoi ween"! he Pi-esidenls aii(| Vlce-Prosh
dents rltilcH, rcsulllug In the .unroll*
going to lho former,  who- scored  5S
to   llll'll'   0])pOllQlltK   II.
Presidents
Liphardt    ".  f0
S. Ilcrclimor   II
llnrvoy Brown  1!
Adair     II
II. .1, Johnson   Di
Fred Johnson  ,,  S
58
■    Vlce-Pra-ildents
Lawo  0
Henderson ,',.  8
,Iuh. Johnston     10
OloHon    5
Grntit    fi
llriico     1)
■M
.1. D, Ilnrrlnglon attended the crm-
veiillon of the B, O. locals of the W.
P. of M. at Neltfon last week in the
capnclly of fraternal delcgnle from tho
P.M.W. of A. He brought bnck with ,
hlm $1110 as a token of sympathy for;TwonMd a Ha|f Mirilon Firm Organized
ENGLISH   COMPANY
FORMED   FOR   THE   WEST
lho Bellevue sufferers from lhe sisle-
orKiuilznlion,
ELKO   ODDFF.LI.OWS   CELEBRATE
to Raise Wheat on GlgantlcScale—
Stated It will Own 61,C0O Acres .of
Land.
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
♦ ♦
♦ WARNING ♦
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<t#ttt%t.$bh,   £ *?-flfi_|*vJ»i*»fM.
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Decomfd   Well-Known  to  Trnvelllng
Public—In   Fernie Ten
Yenru
* —... __._
John lliintei", prnbiihly the one resl-
di'llln  h(-*il   liimwii   li» llu* ciiiniin-irliil
friili-rnliv bi-cniii.e of bl'-t |m;,v ns'ioclii-
ji|iiii[« ;i,   ii-til.H  I'd,* tin   v.irii.u. In |r|<
I i-lorwiih ditiiiiil hut H-itur-li-v In l;V»rnl _
; Ainu.'.' m  *   iiiiui).  1 iiin'lli.i-1,1 nii.i al*
-, •.'.• '. ' , ).(- i.II.-,l :' . *. -,i,-. .Ull
dill nviiil. Yeiii.t iii.-ii, when lli'ii-
1 .•oiifh i'n. iii)'t(ionUi wiih hi l*i-i nlo, om»
ji)!' the ilmi,*;iti.IS h" dcplcleil Was thnt
■ d' iii- *,!i:tii-'iTi"nli- .lol-i-i-li* -s-t.n wn"
-Mjiiill i.'t .-I..HI,'.., l!,.,',-;:l|i(4 VMity lit n
hnvo j-.rlp, ntul followed by 11 Unveil*
■ ■o*.
4*
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In the Provliiclnl Court held
nl Fernio on Mondny, Jnn, 1(1,
1011. Pompel CIipIIII wnH rnn-
vlcicd of ilif tlu-fi of inliiorw'
iiiih ill Xo, 5 nnd Xo, I mirth
mines. Conl t'.yoolt, nnd eeii-
leiicf-il 10 tlirt-i* montlm' linprl-
Kniim.*nf  n'lh  h'H-d labor,
UPOZORNCNIA
V -iliiiiirnn ..iiilolitiom ilmni*
MlhUjiii'ilii    s     I'liCdetel.   iiiiil
1 .,,,1 , ,.,, , ,   ,,   ,,    , im,,,i *
•*|.. '!'■ .-,...■. -i 11 .1 ,.' .
r'ilin-1* ' fii'il I'rii'lt a O'l'iu-
ileiil nn ". ini'***''!'!. /nlnrii Hid"
linn l>.
OUTCOME OF THE
RECPROGITY TANGLE
Cnnada'i Delegation to Uncle Sam Did
Not Prove To He Es*y
ACUTF.  GRAFTITIS   IN
•»
Tin* rcmiH  tif the Hh
Kiiliniiit i|i-l;bi,'iiil|i.|i:.  In  In-
l«> ll.l- |i-l«|il il',XO ,-|l', l-l Ullll-I'
i,u im piiiii.ii 1   ,iii.j 11.1  ,n t ,;
pi fn liy ih-lc-
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  I     LONDON—Tin-. I'i'Hiilt  ol' lho icccnl.
Iiidlcntlons   Ijjiivo   no h'lH"  1ln',l",  f'"'""!'""   ™*\°t ^'}
Dw Oildfcllow.s'd.ih'e; ,il""|l' '""' •'"''« l11',|,nl"' ,lK( w"'-
known ('nyciit dnrden itntnto-merchant, nnd ev-niiiynr of ..Vi.stmli'iRlpr, wns
seen recent ly In the prospectus of lhe
Caniitlliin Wliontlands, Ltd., cnpltnl
.C.'iOd.flOO In ono pound shares,, of
which .C 1150,000 wero offorod nt' pnr
llinni-.li Clniiilln, Mllno, (ironfcll ami
Compiiny. bo compnny wns formed
to buy'HI,000 ncroH from tbo Southern
Alberta Land Co. who Kiuiruntoed flvo
per cent dividend for two yours,
Tho Dennis firm Ih nmoiiK lho mont-
KiicccHKful ciiltl-'tilorfi here, Thoy
have n farm of 7,000 ncres .11 Lincolnshire. Thoy niPiiii In npply «lml-
Inr principle*- lo Wfmtprn whent produc
tion,—I'.dinnntnn Jnuriuil,
111 itiiNWf'i' to qupHtloiiH of nillio nt
nn Interview In Ottnwn, llio lion, Frnnk
Oliver, M.P., Mlnlsler of lho Interior
of tho Dominion of Cnnndn, hIMnI
Hint diirlii*; lino tlio total number nf
luiiiilimiitlt-' who hnd como to CiiiiiiiIii
wiih 11 lllih' over tii'iD.OftO, iuul tlmt report k frntn the Domlulnu'H ICinluni-
Hon _\kpiiIs In fiifitii llrltii'n, the Pull-
nil Siiiiph, nntl i.|n*whnro liiilli'iitcd
that diirlii.; 1011 tin- total number
wimhl be 11 little over 'lOO.OOO; nnd in
nnt*wim* to fiirtlii.r iiiii'Mllnni* iho Mill*
Idler wild:
I I'llllllllll   Im   (ill.  Illllv   l-IMIIIII'V   III   'In-
it Id   loiliiv   chili.'   tt-.xtii   1.-L1111I   lnnd
Tho   lfci-fiil
iliiiibt re,*.".i'il!n
r.' i'.lli'.) Pi.'iliiy. Uic 27l.li, belHK nn n*-
si'.rcd mkccss. The commitf.*;'< in
pliiiriin have worlicd hard In tliolr cf
fort, to mnko thlii event one tint will
Ioiik be remembered in tho history of
tho coiniiiunlly,
BRITISH LABOR PARTY
Wo nro In receipt of nn iikciuIii to bo
iIIhciishoiI nt Uio Tcinpernnco Hull, Leicester, bofelnnln.. Jnn, Hint. Amonj;
tho mnny sublpels*'(n cnine up foi
cuiiHiderutlnii nro: Women lh thu
Lnbor Movement—Dlmmmmuml nnd
MllllnrlKin—-The OHlmriio JudKinenl--
Lnbor KxcIiiiukhh—-I-Miiciitlon of Child-
ren-—l'tietory I.pRlHliitlon--PciihIoiih--
I* .ill* Wn..eH--Coiiip..iiKiitlf.ii, etc,
Thipp cIIIph lmvo sent Invitations
fnr tlio 1012 conference, Plymouth,
UlriiiliiKlinhi nnd Hlnke-on-Trnnl.
Tlio PuillniiiPnliiry (Viinmllleo of
ilie London Koclely nf CnmpoKtloi'H ml-
vocnto Hint liutiifMlliilo steps lie tnkon
10 print mid publish 11 dully lalmr
iii"Wii|ifipcr,
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In*.*..1 "Cnine uhim, wP ye maniiff,"',       4t-
Wfiid  h'r;  hi en   i-ent  to  his  wife, +
who In an Invalid in l!.ilJliii.lmm, und, <^
jiiilno to his ihniKhtci' lu  Hi-iitllc,       (♦■
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1 'I liiiiiifinn and Moriiiiim, on Kftlurdiiy. i ♦
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PAGE TWO,
THS DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C, JANUARY 38, 1011.
BELLEVUE ENQUIRY
ON THE EXPLOSION
*♦■» ♦*»♦♦♦♦♦♦«*> »♦♦•»-»■■»
VERDICT OF THE JURY
_>
We do upon our oath say
that 30 men came to their
deaths by carbon monoxide
poisoning, and 1. by a combination . of carbon monoxide
poisoning and fractured skull,
tbe said carbon monoxide and
fractured* skulU being caused
by the precussion ofvair caused
by a cave of rock over chutes
numbers 76. and 78.
The * jury respectfully submit the following riders to
their verdict:       s ,
1. That more mine inspectors be appointed.
2. That a Draeger apparatus station be provided in,
this district.
'3. That telephones be in
stalled under the supervision
of the Chief Inspector of
Mines, .were practicable, in
the underground workings of
coal mines.
4.t That a thorough Investigation be made of the means
of preventing the loss of life
by caves in coal mines.
5. We consider that negligence is in evidence on the
part of both operators, and
miners in the carrying out of
the provisions of the Coal
Mines Act, and we ■ would
most strongly, recommend a
stricter.adherence to the intent of this act. '   •
So say ve all.
♦ Notfrr-Mr. Lightheart agrees ♦
♦ as  to  the  cause  of  death ♦
♦ *■' by  carbon    monoxide,  but ♦
♦ does not agree as to carbon ♦
♦ monoxide  being caused  in ♦
♦ mines by percussion. ♦
♦ O
(Continued from last week)
Q You came out ...of tlie mine at
what time? •,
A   Between 3 and 4 o'clock
Q And you had tested for :gas at
what timo?
A. J could not exactly say _o the
minute at what time* I went in, but it
would be about 8 o'clock
Q And you tested for gas at that
time?
A   Yes
,    Q   Did you test for gas at any other
time of the day?
A Well, you are working in-that
place all*day, and after you have blasted you' just test
Q. Do* you leave your lamp on the
lower part, of the chute?
. A.   No; yoh generally   have   your
lamp.with you.,
., Q.   Where do. you carry your lamp?
A.  - In your belt or on your neck.
Q. Did' you carry your lamp on
your neck that day?
A. Sometimes during the day, perhaps.
Q. And you did not notice anything
wrong? -
A.   No.
Q.   It-was at 4 that you came out?
A.   Between 3 and 4.
Q.   From-chute 56?
A. ■ Yes; thnt is the working place.
Q. There is a distance of how many
feet between each chute?
A.   As a rule between 4ii and .10,
Q. You aro not ln a position to say
exactly?
A.   No.    '
Q.   But. between 40 nnd 50 feot, according to you?
'   A.   Yos,
Q.   It would not bo 60 foot?
A. Between (he chutes? Not between the chutes In tho gangway,
Q. ■ In tho neighborhood of the chuto
In whicli you were working how many
pillars hnve been drawn, to your
knowledge?
A. 1 cannot say, Thero are a fow
worked out. of !i7 and 58; I cannot
nay the number,
Q. You uro not, In n position to
sny accural oly?
A.   No.
Q. How long wns it nfter tho nccldont Hint you went Into the mine to
search for tho bodies?
A. About hfilf-pnHt eight. Bot*
woc.n plirjit and nine o'clock,
Q.   Who was In?
A, Well, Mr. Powell (tho fluporln-
toiidniit), tho pit Iiohh (Andorson) nnd
Mr. Bridge, and n few more of tho ro-
bcuo pnrty, <■>
Q.   How mnny nil lold?
A,   I can not tell you,
Q.   Could you iiiitk.- a gucs.s?
A,   Oh, p'-rlmpH n do/on nr more,
Q, About a dn/nii or more men
wero thoro to I'-wito llio olhorH?
A.    Yoh.
tj,   Did you hpo Hipho bodies iifl*»r
What Has Dandruff Got To
Do With Baldness ?
You nan thn •.li.tomoiit ovorj** dny
thnt. iho ono cuuiie of bill iln ft hii In dandruff,     llllt  In 11?
Trim, ilniuli-uit ofton nrocodoB Mia
floriiirturi.  of Hin hair.
it Ik oi-imlly truo that you know
tii-Mi with a (thru'lt of hulr yon run
hardly pull n comb through, who havo
ciirrl'tl around u (landrail Imlon collar
um I'liitr nn ymi havo known ttiom,
i nu iitiVfi nlHu noon nmii wlionn hciiIp
wuh kept hh cli'iin iih a baby'* whom!
hulr wim unruly. iluimrtiiiM:.
Tliut ilutulruff tnlit Bound* well and
oonvlnci'M n wont) mnny of un, lint IM
um ant foul ourK.lveu, ■
Of murKi. dandruff Un't a nood thing
to enrrv nroiin-1, tiuf It in nnlv fir. In"
Ulciitli.li,
Ttifn immo trnutili. tlmt i-fiunM. tb*
luiir to rjiiI out uHuiliy cannon dun**
drufr. no If you ..et nt the ctiUHi. ami
errm tlw ion* ot hair, you will stop
aannfurf tno.
Those who uno NyM's Hlrsutonc. Ann
il_._.t,'_.'lim_?"1 f'tl'/nutory linlr h«al«r
nnrt hair drninilnir thny lii-ivo ever used,
It Anne ntni) thn lmlr from fnHlnir
oui. >.
It will   ali6  ittop  dandruff.
Your Nyal Drug-rUt eheertu\\y rae.
omrnandi It—#1.00 and S0o in ■prlnkUr
1K)ttl4_ tS
Kor Hiilo by
N. E. 8UODAOY
Ono for each everyday ailment
they were taken out of the mine?
A.   The three0 bodies?-   No, sir,'
Q. Did you' make an examination at
that time?
A. The only thing I did was to pull
out the watch.
Q. You didn't look into any of their
pockets? '
A.   No;   I  thought St was not. my
business.      '       '   -,:
. Q.   You didn't think .of doing so, as
a matter of fact,, did you?
, A.   No; ,it did not concern me in
the least.
Q. Do you know if any of the other
men searched these bodies before they
xx~ere taken out of the mine?
A.   Not that I am aware of.
' Q.   Do you know whether the three
bodies were left in the monkey gangway any length of time,  after they
had been drawn down?
A. No; they were taken by a,body
of men- that' received them to the
cars. ■
Q. And you don't know in whose
custody or care the bodies were given,
pr what took place from the time they
were handed over to these men?
A.   No.. '•-,
Q. And you don't know how soon
they were, taken into the wash-house
or anything about it? ,
A.   No; so far as my seeing them.
Q.   Where was Mr. Powell?
,  A.   At the bottom of chute ,52 at the
time the bodies came down.
Q. Was Purcell with Powell all
the time?
A.   No; he was with me.
Q.   Powell was down below?
A.   Yes.
Q. Do you know what Powell,did,
or where he went to, after that?
A.. He stayed there'with the bodies,
so far as I know. ', ' '    •
Q. From your-knowledge, did Powell go out with the bodies?
• A.   I cannot say.
Q. Pardon me for asking you to repeat; but who were the Colemen men
who took the bodies out?
* A,     Thompson was    one   of    tlie
names. ■■
Q. What was the first name, do
you know?
A.     William Thompson.
Q.   Who is the other man?
A. Thomas Haines was the other
"man, I think.
Q,   Prom Coleman as well?
A.   Yes." , - ' ■ i.
Q. You heard the evidence given
this morning by Mr. Allsop,.as to abrasions and the removal of the skin, in
washing, and the washing of the skin*
away. From what you saw of. these
three bodies, would that possibly; be,
caused by'subsequent injury from-the'
tim$ you saw-them?
A. It would be quite possible. Of
course I didn't pay minute attention to
them. n' *- . -
Q. Would they be disfigured to the
extent that the'washing'of the bodies
would cause the skin-to remove as
the.water was applied? 7
A.   They may have'been.'
Q. Are you in a position to say
=f roRi"*=v/li ° t"=vou~aQriT-^—
A. I could -not say for all the attention   I- paid   to0them.,
Q. You* say that the hand of one of
them, in your opinion, was burned.
Will you describe the condition of the
skin as you saw it? '"
A. The skin was rough, and I saw
the red flesh an the back.
Q. Was there an appearance of
much blood?
A.   No.
Q. Any appoaranco of water blisters?
A.   No; I didn't! notice.
Q. Had there been any blood oozing out? "
A.   I ennnot say.
Q.   Was the skin purple".       "
A.   Underneath tho skin wns.
"Q.   Wus ptlrple?
A.   Yos.
Q. What about.tho top skin Itself,
which'had been llfled or torn? Was'
thnt cut-or'lacerated In nny shnpo or
form ?
A. I didn't pay much attention,
only it wns knocked buck on tho hnnd.
Q. It wns dotnehed, in other words,
from tho knucklo up to about tho
wrist?
A. I ennnot sny lho (llslnnco; but It
wns knocked up for a couplo of inches
nny wny. "    * ■
Q. And it exposed the flefili.whlch
appenrod lo you of a reddish or bluish
color, which?
A.   More red lhnn blue.
Q. Would you say there was any
blue, such ns would occur from a fnii
or rock, ■ or other Injury from crushing?
A. I nm not prepared lo say what
would occur.
Q. Yon havo soon blnok eyes, Jinvo*
n't you?
A.   Woll, It wasn't oxnetly llko tlmt.
A,   No color of tlmt Rort?
A,   No; riot, ns dark us Ihnt,
Q, Wns (horo nny Irnco of anything
Ihnt would lend you to come to the
conclusion thnl I horo hnd boon n fan
or rock or nny Injury olhor tlmn
burin-,?
A, Only that liln hnnd mny possibly
lmvo gone ngnliiKl. tho i*lb nnd knock*
od 11 when hn fell.
Q. Wiih tlinl. Uio only Injury fiiifl.
luliipd? „    .
A, 1 nm not In n pon|ilon to nny,
Thnl Is lho only one I p'nw.'
Q, Which Ih Iho moro likely thing?
Would yoi. bo moro, of tho opinion
Hint It wiki n burn, llinn thnl II, wnH it
Incfi'iitlnii or Injury wisfnltHMl.ny nn ox.
plnrilnu llirnwiiliig hlm up iiguiiiHt tho
rlliH of oil hor of tlin Clinton?
A, My opinion Ih thnl It wiih ,n
burn,
Q. Thnt Ih whnt Ih lho moHt prominent In your mind?
A,   Yoh,
QiiPKtlonoil by  Mr. Wood;
Q. An I iiiidni'Htniiil you, In tho find
Plnee i lie flrHt iiiiui wiih Hilton out by
I'iiivcII?
A.   Found by PuitoII. nml inkon out
i ..  . -
O. Yn**, ho wiih found by Purrr-ll In
n plum ihnt. coti'OHponilH, iih fnr uh
ymi cnn give uh Information, to the
plnco whoro thn hlnok figure (1 Ih mark*
oil on tho plnn?
A,   Yoh.
Q. That Ih, right down nt f Iin Hotitli-
"vvi.i.1 cii-fiier ol iiii** Jimiiii tint.aim, k'.-
Ing ncroHH 112?
A.   Yob.
Q. Thoro Ih a holo llioro wlioro
tho rock him boon broken through into
tho other noam?
A.   Yen,
Q.   Anil ho war renting iiunliiHt It?
A,   Yen.
Q. Wns M» face outward* or In-
wtirdu, do you know?
A.   Inwards
Q.   Inw«r<U botwoon tho holo?
A. lnw«r<l« between the tare You
may imy outtildo to tho mine, bcrnuBo
whon n plnco U going ncroim tlio pitch
you «nil it ' In ovor."
Q. ,As to that man, the 'first man,
you could not find any trace of burning or bruising on him?
A.   On'that man;, no.
Q.'". Then, as to the second man;-he
was found' about 20 yards to the* east
of that, inwards along the crosscut?
A. Twenty-five to thirty feet, I
think,,I said. *'
Q. ;* I beg your pardon, 25 to 30 feet
towards the face, of tbe entry?     .    : .
A. No; .over. (Position explained
on the plan to Mr. Wood\and the jury).
Q. Now we have "examined tho plan
again, so that there will not-be any
misunderstanding, as there previously
has beon, with regard to the position
of this first man. ■ You see, we want
to get the. position of this first man
fixed. Now, this first man that Purcell found, and which you got from
Purcell, I suppose you were not there
when he "was* found, were you?
A.   Only two yards behind.
Q. So you saw him too. That was
just a little to the right of 52 chute in
the fourth* crosspitch, and the figure.
6 that we .have been referring to all
along is not the black 6 right at the
corner* of the fourth crosspitch,. but
the other black 6 right near the top of
52 chute?
A.   Where the coal goes down, yes.
Q. And the, hole that you mentioned was really the top of the chute?
A. The hole was shot through the
rock on ncotrtit of the seam dropping!
You see, there is a fall.
Q. Yes; I understand; but that was
at the end, wasn't it?
A, No; it was between the third
and fourth crosspitch.
Q. True enough, speaking of it
with reference to the fourth crosspitch
it was right at the end of that, was it
not?'. ,   *
A. 'Where we found the man, yes;
but the rock is between the third and
fourth place across the pitch, that is
where the hole went through the rock,
about 7 yards from' the corner of the
fourth place across the pitch in the
solid "pillar. ;>•
, Q. Then the'second man was found
by you some 20 or 25 feet 'to the south
of that?   *    *
A.   Yes,
Q. And tho third man some 30 to
35 feet to the soulh of that again, is
that right?
A.   About 30 yards, I think I said.
Q.   Thirty yards this time?
■ A.   I think I said yards.
. Q.   Then the distance from the first
to the second was. in feet, and from
the second to the third in yards?
A.   Yes;.,as far as I can now say.
Q. Will you tell me also what was
the position of the pillar which' tbey
were carrying? I don't* mean the pillar, the post?
A. It was .south of the last man
that we found;",I cannot, say how many
feet, along the crosspitch.
Q. Was it right through the opening at the end of the crosspitch, or
was it 'right in? •
"A. It.w-Jis lytag on the floor of the
crosspitch.'' ■■ "
—Q.—There-is-a—working—thaU-takes.
you up there to the 5tb crosspitch, was
it to the south of that working that
the post lay? -.
A.   Yes.
Q. The men* would be taking that
post up there to timber along the the
fifth crosspitch, would they not?
A, They would be taking the timber up fqr-the men next day to timber, and they would take it up there
ordinarily, owing to the difficulty of
packing it up the other way. ,.
Q. Can you inform us whether or
not there was any bratticing uiong
that crosspitch from 52?
A.   On the fourth crosspitch?
Q.   Yes.
A. No; there was no bratticing,
but. there had been n wing<_uilt to
keep tho wind from going across the
fourth crosspitch; at the north end
thore wnB a slopping.
Q. Whoro wns the wing in that
crosspitch, do you remember?
a week before the accident.occurred.?
Did you see anything dangerous? -
A.   A ,week. previous ?     Not" arouna
my place where' I went to work*..  ■ It
had been right for the last week or bo.
-Q.   You saw no signs' of gas? ."
A.   Well, not to cause any trouble.
Q. I suppose in all mines there is a
certain amount of gas, that is what
the ventilation is for?
A.   Yes; a little gas now and again.
Q. Did 'you ever have any occasion
to make any complaint.
A. Well, I don't know that I have
made any. - I generally complain If
there* is a complaint'coming.
Q. But,you never had occasion to
make a. complaint while working, in
that mine? " ,
A. Well; you can presume what you
think. ..-.--'
, Further questions by Mr.'Wood: ■
..Q. You, would be at the top of the
room where you were working on the
9th. It would be quite near the top
of the area that you would be working? . -*■,■.,'
A. Well, in the, course' of a day's
employment you are both up and down
lots of times you are coming down for
timbers.       '    '    -
Q. Then .you Avould, practically be
covering the whole, area during the
day's work?   '
A. tOh. yes. ■ '    ' ■       &
Q. And you had no complaint whatever about ,the stoppage of, the air in,
that' place?-
A. No. in fact it was better in' that
locality than it was previous to the
last diasster, " -''.''
Further questions by Mr. Mackie: -
Q. You * are not in a position to
state where the split of air was made?
A. Yes; we got our quantity of air,
I think, outside of 52 to 45.
Q.   There was a split there?
A.   Yes.1
Q. And you don't know whether tho
air was regulated so as. to give equal
distribution, (or whether you got the
full benefit or full pressure of the ventilation produced by the split?
A. We did not get the full pressure,
because the regulator did not allow
that; -
Q.   Was there a regulator?
' A,   Yes, in SU
Q, 4Was there a regulator in -15?
A.   No.
Q. During the week previous to the
time you'speak of, are you in a position to say what was the temperature
of the mine, or the temperature of
the atmosphere outside?
A.   No;     .  ■    '
_Q. Are you in a position to say
what was the reading of> the .baroine-
"A.   No;   not at the /Jme.  -,
ter showing the depression of the atmospheric pressure?'        ' "
5Q. Are you in a position.tb tell me
the power of resistance?
A.   No.'
Q. You are not in a position to tell
me what was the condition of the ventilation of 'that mine?
A.'   No. ■ .'
■ Q. . (A juryman):    How near was
the nearest of the 27 men that were
found to the'three men that were
found later?       ,       , ■        ,
A.   I cannot say the distance.
Q. ' How near was any one of the
27- men. that were found to these
three men that were found later on?
A.-   Three or^four yards.
Q.   Further iii or——?
I    A.   Further down.
. Q. Your evidence is absolutely lim-
.ited_.to_55,?  ,.    '
The
Original
and
Only
Merits of
Minard's
Liniment
August 6-11.
A,   gK'nlght opposite tho hole. .
Q. ^i/ould you  mind just showing
It on ('this plnn, 00 that the jury will
know It too?
A. (Tho wltnesH Indicated tho posi-,
tion on tho plnn, .ns roqiiostetl.)
Q. Would It bo possible for you to
say If tho prop or post thnt you have
been speaking about had beon blown
Insldo? 1 You hnvo \iBcd tho expression that tho prop wns blown Inside
nbout 30 yards, Would thoro bo anything on the prop to fndiento lo you
whothor It had been blown thoro, or
hnd beon carried there, or had been
drugged thoro by tho mon?
A. No; I cnn only say that tho prop
was about, 20 lo 30 yards from tho
plnco whoro It wiih nocoRHary for thom
to tnko it, 1
Q, And tlmt. is your ronson for nny-
Ing It wns blown thoro? (
A, Yon; nnd It. wiih iiIho a heavy
timber, and ordlnnrlly thoy would have
pnnkod It up thnt mlno,
Q, And tlie fact Ihnl lt'wn.i found
Homo 30 ynniH inwn.rdH from ll, would
Indicate Hint II. wiih not brought. In
thoro, bppiiiiHo thoy would hnvo Iuul to
bring ll hiii-l., ngnln?
A,   Yph,
Q. And for thnt roiiHon your Idon Ih
Hint II wiih blown In fhoro?
A, Yoh; or 11 Ih poslblo Ihnl. Iho
niPii mny hnvo boon hoiiio dist unco up
Hint i'iiIho mul fnllon off tho Indflorn;
hul ll Ih my opinion that It wiih blown
thorn,
Q. Now,* would ynu ml nil Hhowlng
accurntoly on tho plnn whero you wero
working nt, miy .1 In 1 o'clock nn tho
iiflernoon of tho Htli of llpfomhor?
A, (Tin. .position wiih Intllenloil on
Dw |iliiti bv tlm wKiipih).
Q. (Ily Sir. Campbell): Show tlm
Jury whnt oawno ynu Inivellpd to got
tn thnt plnco In which you woro working?
A. (WltiiPNH ImllentPil thn rnuiw
on tlio plnn).
C).   (Hy Mr. Wood):    Your iiiih wor
to tho qnoHtlon iih to whom you worn
11 ,1      „ i- , 1    / 1
11 -,/. ftij.r.   mt   Lt.i:   ,tt., tttiiuti   ut   1.1c   .....
would h*> tlmt vnu woro wnrk'mp: In
tho Hiirfiipo plllnr In tho oxen val Ion
jUHt nbovo t,o or 51?
A.   In tlmt vicinity.
Q. Ami thero everything wah clonr
of kmi 7
A,   At tlmt tlmo, yen.
•riiiUi-'r fpichiintiN by Mr. Cnmpbcn,
Q.   Yon  lmvo told  Mr.  Mncklo,
nnd you lmvo just, now told Mr. Wood,
tlmt everything wan clonr of ftns on
tlio dny thnt you woro working?
A.   Yoh,
Q. How long lmvo you worked ln
tho mlno?
A,   Woll, nlinui lit yonrs,
Q.   Ilut In thin particular ono?
A.   Oh, about ,1 ycnni.
Q, You nny you lmvo boon 18 yours
n minor, nnd you know prolly woll
whnt Is r'ght nnd wrong In lho mlno?
A. Well, I might ho In nil my lifo
nml not Vnow enough.
Q.   How did you find that mlno wa«
' A. . To' 52 and 56.
Q.   Thetjvour evidence is that there
was proper ventilation about 56 and
52? ,..-     >
A. • Yes.   - * ** ■
Q. Would you be prepared lb state
that if I were to tell yoti that on the
9th there was a report of gas in 52?
,A. As regards 52 I cannot say; my
room was 56.
Q. But you are giving evidence as
regards  52?' ■-.      ■
A. * I cannot say whether there was
or not.
Q. Your evidence then, is limited
absolutely to your workings and not to
between 52 nnd 5G? '
A. When I wns digging thnt. Is the
only plnee I examined. .
Q, I wnnt, thnt clenr; aro you in n
pos'tlon to tell mo by what means you
would be nble to nscortnln whether or
or not nn Inspection of your working
plnco had  beon made?
A, P.y tho dale,* and tho chalk mark
mndo by tho fire hoss,
Q. Is there no' othev place at, tho
mlno mouth, or in the mine, outside of
Ihls place whero the chalk murk would
bo, wlioro you could nscortnln whothor or not thoro was any gas ln any
particular place? „
A. Thoro Is gonorally a bulletin in-
sldo with regard to tho condition of
tho mine. It Is written on a ploco
of shoot iron,
Q. Did you mnko nny note of whnt
wns written on llio Rheet Iron .with ro*
gnrd to gnH found in tho mlno during
tho month of Docombor?
A, Oh, yoBi thoro had hoon gns re*
pari ad, on thnt board,
Q. Aro you pi'opnred to toll ino if
gnH hnd boon roportod In 55 ln tho
month ,of Docombor?
A.   In 55?    I-don't, think ho.
Q. You wont up 51 andncroHH the
monkey gangway to 52, nnd (lion from
52 to your working plnco, In tho morning and In the nfiornnnn?
A,   On Docombor tho Villi?
Q.   Yob,
A. Well, I won't bo suro; I don't
exactly know, hut T wont up ono of
them, thnl Ib suro,
Q, And you didn't notico nny gnH
iih you woro going to your work?
A.   No,
O, Hut It Ih pohhIIiIi) (lint thoro
might be giiH llioro wlllioui, your noticing It ?
A.   Well, If It wns nbovo mo; yoH,
Q. Afimimo, for IiihI unco, that, puro
ninrsli gns wnH (horo, how would you
lost  for II?
A.   I don't th'iiK I cnn toll yon.
Q, Tlmn, you would not ltnow iv
IIipi'p wiih the prlmo gnH fnr nn explo-
slvo   HtlllHtlinCO?
A. 1 could sny whether It wiih unfo
(0 flro n Hhot.
Q, If yon woro toRtlng for puro
ninrsli gnu, Imw would yon'illscovor 117
A., I don't know oxnetly what you
let'in pun1 iiiiu'hIi gns,
0. The gnH which oxudoR from tho
' 1. \' **   '    .   '■•' 1 t-
tho HcnuiH n« thnv nro Inrrn-nil In thn"
geological foi million of tho onrth?
A,   I can tell with my lamp,
Q.   Will mnrsh gns burn?
A.   Not unlPBB thoro Is somothing
oIho In It,
Q. If you hnd puro mnrsh gas,
■■Allien, inr 1110 purpose ul mnUiiig
clonr whnt I tnonn, Is expressed choml-
cnlly C.H.4., If you hnil Mint could you
dotoct It by n snfoty lamp?
A. Yph; thoro would bo n; dlfforont
kind of color on your Unlit.
Q,   I think you would Nnd tlmt you
would not. though.
A,   Oh. wp||f thnt mny bo,
Q. (Hy n .luryman): Wns thoro
nny Rnn rcpot'lcd on the flro hotin'n
report board for tlio month of Docombor. Anything nbout gns In
your plnco?
A. I don't think thoro wns gns ro*
ported In our place during tho month
of l)crcmli*-r, but I could not be suro.
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Q. You did not find any gim In
your plnco with your own toHt?
A,   If wiih clour to work In.
Q, How wiih tlio ventilation up
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A,   No.
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PAGE THREE
The Bellevue Enquiry
(Continued from page 2)' .*
Q.   Can you tell me the date •
of
"; ;that meeting?
. V  A.   Yes, sir,T can.      (Reference
jfm'ade to, the minute book).   On.De-
,. member lst.   '       ,'-      " •     .,   ■
""'   Q. • On December 1st a meeting was
".held of the Union, that Is," of the em-
* ployees'of this mine in which the disaster occurred?* .- -
* * -A.   Yes.'- - '    '-•■,."-
.      Q.   I presume ln this hall?
A.   Yes1: in-this,hall.      .-
Q. , And in consequence of some dis-
.* cussion at that meeting. I understand
'.' yoif telegraphed, as, secretary'of the
.    Union, to Mr,-Stirling, the Chief In-
o spector of Mines, at Edmonton, to send
, the district inspector here to examine
- the mine? -■',-,-■
, s   A.   Quite so. '
Q.   You did that in consequence,of
a report made ■ at that" meeting as to
'  ,*what(?;„   ...**■''.',
■ A.'.That there were large quantl-
, ties of gas in the mine.
Q. In consequence of it being reported at that meeting that there were
quantities of gas in the mine. Now|
can you tell the jury the names of
those who,had reported gas in the
-*<mirie?   .*'.:.'
A.   Yes,' I can, a few; but they are
dead unfortunately.     The president,
for one, Peter Paul.        '   •  ,-   .
f Q.   Peter Paul,-who is, now dead,
1 you say, said there waa gas in the
-■*■* - mine. Now, when you gave evidence
before the other jury "which was discharged, you——
(Question objected to by Mr. Mac-
. kle on the grounds that it was not
permissable to cross-examine a witness on what had occurred at another* inquiry;      Objection granted to
the extent that the form of the question was Improper.)
Q.   Tasked you, if you remembered
Mr. Burke, whether you could say who
it was that told you there was gau
thore?
A.   I said  'No," Mr. Campbell.*
Q.   And then, afterwards, you remembered, that Peter Paul -*-*—
A.   Not until I had made enquiries.
Q.   So that you could not rember
yourself.     If was only from enquiries
you made from other people that you
know,.lt was Peter Paul?
. 'A.   I was not clear upon the point
in the first instance.        ; i      o
Q.   Was thero any record kept of.
.these other special meetings?
'    A.   Yes. '    - -
Q.-  Could ,you tell us the dates?
A. ,No;   I could not tell you anything at, all,
,   Q.   They are secrets, are they?
A.  ,Oh yes; it has.no bearing in any.
case.' ,, '
.' Q,   It has a great deal -^.bearing to
the' jury.   -
-  A.   Just wait a. moment. don't
remember, vers** clearly.     I was,busy
that week.,       "  „■•
7 -Q.   his  explosion occurred* on  the
9th, and-the' meeting was on the, 1st
of December, so there-were only-, nine
n days • intervening.   ' Can, you tell the
jury, who are-assisting us in this ma't-
, ter, anybody who ,was present at that
meeting, /except yourself and   . Peter
Paul, who is dead?
A. Oh, yes; there were scores
there. ...,-'
Q.   Can you tell', us1* the names   ot
any ono?
,,"*,. A.   I cannot say. at present..    But
"the- fact"~remains—that-1-wouid'"not"
send a wire unless I was advised to do
so.r   -     - -■        n
Q. Oh, no.1 That you sent-the wire
as secr'etary.of the Union is not questioned ; * but '.what we want is to ascertain some people, who knew about
ki
th© gas; which was .the cause of your
sending the wire?
A.   I have named one
Q. You have named one, who is before a higher .tribunal than we are.
But can you remember any., other people who were at that meeting?
;a.' no.-,  ,**,.--■    -   " -.>
'" Q. Can you remember the name of
a single man, except Peter Paul, who
was at that,meeting?
A. Well, yes; but they would havo
no bearing on the case.
Q!   But    they "may have a better
memory than you as to what was said
about' the gas at that meeting. "
A.   Probably.   * ,,    '
. Q.   Tell the jury the name of anybody that was at that meeting." ,c
A,   There is no record kept.
Q.   But in your, mind Can you remember anybody that was    at-.that
meeting?
A.   No;'I.cannot.'       *
A. .'Can yoti remember where they
said the gas'was?
'   A.-'No.         *   .
Q. Can you remember, anything at
all as to what was said? '
A.' These things are not asked at
all by myself. \
Q.   Yes, but don't vou remember?
A.   I beg your pardon.
Q.   Do you not remember teliins. mo
at. the other inquest tnat the.gns then
reported was all . in 111 and further
into the mine?
A.   Yes, I,remember.
„ Q.   I want that. to" be particularly
noted..    From 111 and further in?
A; Yes; I-also-'said as far as my
memory would take me, is that down?
Q. What you satd is "Prom 111 inside, that ,1s the place." So they reported to you that there was gas in
111? '
A.   No, from that in.
Mr. ,Mackie: This is where my
objection is valid;-, my learned friend
is reading from a document that has
not been B*worn. .„        ,
(Referirig to typed copy of pre-
. vlous proceedings.)
Q.' Is that correct, Mr. Burke?
A. Yes, so far as my memory' serves me; but merely from memory, remember. I distinctly pointed out' to
you that there was no record kept of
who reported the gas.^and^in what
particular part.
The Coroner. ' In. a case of that
sort, Mr. Burke, I think .there ought
to have been a record: kept.
"A.   Oh, well, Mr.  Coroner, what
ought' to have been done and what
was done are two different matters.
It. is ;useless. to keep asking    me
.where the gas was, Mr. Campbell.
' There are fire bosses who are keeping a report book for the purpose.,
Mr. Campbell:   Don't let us misunderstand one another.    I am hot quarrelling ,-, with jour "evidence,  we  are
only asking you, in fairness and fair-
play to everybody, to tell us all you
can of the reason for your telegram to
Mr. Stirling.    -That.is all we want to
know. ' "
A. * I have endeavored to do so.
Q. ,You have done so very honestly,
honorably, and no doubt rightly., You
have said that Peter Paul was the only
one that you remember who was present at the meeting .and reported gas.
A. It is to..the best of my remembrance.
Q. - You said again, that the gas was
at the"very top? .-,"
A.   It naturally would-be.      If it
had been down below .the men wouW
hWe"b~ee"irable~to-wTorlc7" ■   !-r*r*-
Q.   Now, Mr. Burke, as secretary of
that Union, when lt was found necessary to wire to Edmonton, to Mr, Stirling, to send Mr. Heathcote, * did you,
on behalf of the men, or the men on
behalf of their own safety, did they
consider it necessary to instruct you
to tell the officials of the company
that there,was gas in the mine from
which they should be protected?
A. No sir. they did not. Here is
the original minute , right here: (Read
from, the Minute Book of the Bellevue Local Union) -.'■'Regularly moved
and seconded that the.Secretary;v.-ire
the Mine Inspector to come here immediately.'. ■  ' '
Q. Does it say. anything in there
about gas?     "
A. No; nothing- at all: (Book
passed on to Mr. Campbell for his-inspection), ' • ,* *.   ,-.*',.
Mr..Campbell: The only notices that
appear to hav any bearing on this is:
"Moved and seconded that the matter
of "
Mr. Burke: There ia.no necessity
to read that out, Mr. Campbell.
Mr. Mackie:* I object to the minutes of these meetings being' read
out in court. - They are private, and
I ask that the book"be'produced for
Mr., Campbell's knowledge alone. .- It
is tbe minute book of an organization
whost! members are continually seek-
in-? te* better their condition^, some
from the socialistic point of view
that the operators or capitalists have
obtained possession of what they have
by reason of the first surplus value
of the labor of the men; others for the
reason that .they consider the operators ..are getting greater profits.. than
they are really entitled to;' and If
their, secret debates are to be made
public, they will come to the conclusion that it will be useless for any
of them to apply to any of the operators again for a position, that - is,*
they fear, and very logically too, that
if the operators discover any particular man taking a part'in the deliberations of'the asoclation,"that they.will
consider such a man to be at enemity
with their Interests.' 1 would not
blame the operators for looking upon
them as enemies—knowing what I
know about them—and indeed they
are enemies so far as the labor conditions are concerned. The book contains the reports and private deliberations of the Union, and I would ask
that it be used for Mr. Campbell's personal knowledge only..
Mr. Campbell: , I am quite in accord with'what Mr. Mackie,says;'.but
this motion does not say a word about
gas.     No, 5 simply'says:   ,   '**
"Moved and seconded that the secretary wire, the mine inspector to
„ come at once."
' It does not say anything about gas
at all, and I am so ignorant of mine
matters that I did not know but what
the other business might not have
something to do with it too. However * there was nothing said to the
management of the mine about this?
A,' No, sir.
Q. And, Mr Burke, as secretary of
the Miners' Union you are naturally
familiar with the provisions of the
Coal .Mines Act?
A. Well, I guess I could not win
a. prize on it. 7
' Q.   You know enough not' to break
the law?
A.' Yes.
Q. You know that section 32, on
page 27 of the Coal Mines Act distinctly provides whht should be done if
anybody in the mine says there is
gas. I am not going to read out all
of it. and waste time, but it says
they shall make an entry in the book
kept in the mine for .that purpose?
A. That is with reference to the
examining committee, Mr. Campbell.
Q. • Yes;* just so. I need not read
it, it is before the jury. There is
another one. too, in "the. rules. There
is a special rule book that is part of
*the""lavv?--' .       -
A,   Yes. *-.•-■
Mr. Mackie: I asked for a copy
myself,, but have, not been able to
get one.
Q.   Well,     Mr.  Burke,  you  know
there Is such a rule, rule 73?
Mr. Mackie: I would like these
rules to be approved by the Provincial Government. *
' Mr. Campbell. Here is a book
• signed by the "General Manager of
"the Mines. (Book handed to Mr.
Mackie.) ' '   ■
,   ,  Mr. Burke:    .That is like the first
folio of Shakespeare, very rare.
Mr. Mackie:     Will you put that
;  book in evidence, so that I can call
* for it afterwards. ''      .      ,'      <■
Mr. Campbell: The rule is "Any
person finding fire, damp in the mine
shall report the same to the pit boss
or fire boss.' You are familiar with
that rule? '   ' >
- A.   Sure.
Q. And all the miners at that meeting were familiar with it? And the
only thing that was done was to telegraph to Edmonton, and no report
made? * ,   •
A. I have never been in the mine.
I know-nothing of it, but there may
have been something done in the
mine. "
Questioned by Mr. Mackie:
Q.   Mr. Burke, have you any more
elaborate* details in . connection with
the meeting of December lst?
A.   Yes, sir; I have.
Q.   If you' have any other record in
your book which would throw light upon the meeting of December 1st, then
it is permissable for you to read it
in accordance with, the rules of the
union.
A. On Sunday, April 3rd, at a regular meeting, the following motion or
resolution  was  carried:   .
"It was regularly moved and seconded  that whenever the miners
come home,through gas, the drivers
come home as well, and that the
. .Pit- Committee tell the Superintendent so."
The practice had been that, when the
fan had been stopped over Sunday, a
large amount of gas would accumulate.
The super, thought he could allow the
men to work with safety outside of
81. and we refused permission for the
drivers   to   go  in  and   work  in  the
mine whenever	
.    Mr. Wood:   Just a second, Mr.
Burke.     Mr. Mackie, if this* man is
giving hearsay evidence he ought to
be stopped; tt would be better for
him to be stopped.
Mr. Mackie:    I will put the question
in another way.     You had,, a meeting'on April 3rd. Mr. Burke, relative
to the condition of the ventilation in
the mine; and at that meeting there
was  a resolution passed  which you
have read, that any complaint by tho
miners themselves should be made to
the .-superintendent,  and  not  to   the
union in the first place.    So that you
have taken the proper stand as far as
the complaints'made to--you; you instructed the men to make the complaints in the proper place. *•
; A.   I went there personally.     .-   -
Q. You are, not in a position to
state whether the men who reported
the gas in the mine did or did not
make, amy complaint to the officials
of the mine, so that it may have been
complied with as far as you know?
A. . Yes.''
Q. Now, it is also a fact that there
was an explosion, or an explosion was
reported, about Thanksgiving Day?
A.   Yes.'
■ Q.   The 31st of October.   And there
was an explosion reported?
- Mr. Wood:   Is this on hearsay? ,
.    Mr. Mackie:   It is* common pro-,,
perty.   - ■
(Mr. Wood objects to the ques-
*   tion on * the grounds that the evidence Is not being obtained in a proper manner.     Objection granted.;
,Q.   Did you get a copy of the report
_■ J.** ==...!_.l_ I V, .___»__r.T_____ _!__._ nf.
Inspector    Heathcote    shortly    after
Thanksgiving Day?
c A.   No. ._,■*-
Q. Why did you send a telegram to
Mr. Stirling; why didn't you communicate with Mr. Heathcote?
A. Because Mr. Stirling is generally at Edmonton. ' Mr. Heathcote* is
generally on the road.
Q. -Did you know where.Mr. Heathcote was?
A.   We did not.
Q. And that is the only reason you
had for .calling upon Mr. Stirling at
that time?
• A.   Yes. ■   °       ■ "        .-.■   N
Q.   You had nothing against    Mr.
Heathcote?
A.   Nothing at all. ' **    -
■Q. You simply didn't know where
he was?     -    ' ■
A.   Yes.
Q. And you didn't apprise Mr. Stirling with the fact that Mr. Heathcote
was-not to be found?
* A, "No." ,
Q. -Did you do anything'to apprise
Mr. Stirling with-the fact that Mi.
Heathcote was not available?
A.   No. '   *'
Questioned by Mr. Wood.
Q. What is the number of your
Union?
A.   No. 431.
Q. 431; that is the Bellevue Union.
How often do they meet regularly?
A. The first and third Sundays in
the month.    .,
Q.   Those are the regular meetings.
And do they have special meetings often?
' A. •■ Yes.     -    ' .
Q.   Special mec-tings quite frequent-
I
9
iy"
A.   Yes.
- Q.   And you have brought the,minute book of those meetings with you?
A.   Yes.
Q.   And   everything of importance
that, happens at these meetings finds
a place in one form or another, curtailed or otherwise, in that book?
A.   Oh, no.
Q.   Any action that is taken finds
a place?
A.   Oh, yes.
Q. Do you make a note' in the minutes of amy discussion that takes
place?   ■
A. Only in the event of" a resolution.
Q. It is only in the event of a resolution that, the minutes will show any
Indication of the action of that body.
Now, is It a common thing for there
to be discussions at these meetings
about, nny complaints the minors have
In couno-itlon with the mlue? <•
A.   Oh. yes.    .-.
Q., That is the purpose and object
of the union?
A.   Yes.
Q.   Or one of its purposes and objects?
A.   Yes.
Q. So that if there are complaints,
about the ventilation,' or , complaints
about the gas, one would naturally expect-to find these complaints brought
up at the meetings .of the Union, and
they are so brought°up?
A:   Yes.
1 Q.   Have you been in attendance at
the meetings of the Union regularly
each night, as secretary, for some time
past?
A.   Yes.
Q.   For how long past?
A.   Por the last twelve months.
Q.   During the,last twelve months
Now, we.will   gd   back during   the
month of December:     From the first
of December tip to date, do you remember any discussion or complaints about
the presence of gas in the Bellevue
mine, at the meetings of the union?
A;   Sure. ,   * ■
Q.   Yotiftdo?
A. ■ Yes,
■' Q.   And that discussion* took place
at what meeting in December?
A.   December 1st.
Q.   And that is the only .meeting in
DecembeT*_thm""su"cinrdiscussion"to"ok
place? ,7.
' A.   Lately; yes. „
Q.   I am confining my present questions to December.
•   (Continued on page 6),
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THE W. Ps OF A. IN THE A. F.   OF L.
•nplIK rp.-_.eid action ol' the American Federal ion of
•■** Labor iu f-.r-.ui ling a charter to -the 'Western Federal imi of ..Miners is indeed significant of the uuii--
voJlou^'jrrowtb towards industrial unionism in cnn-'
tradistMiction to the "'Simon pure',' organization.1'
The intimation of tIk* advisablty of slic-h a step
was made last y ■*.*-. r and its fruition mny be said to
liave iiccn decided upon liy tlie parent organization
as a lesser-of t*wo evils.** ,k •
To_h.iv.; refused the charier would have meant-a
sec(-ssion"of tho..l*..M.W. of ,*\. ami the i'oruui'tiou rd
an i>r*.;*ani/atioii ('Oinposc'd of l.olli coal and -.-u-irtz
mine-workers entailing a deflection of nearly .'. lO.i _>.)
ineii from tiie A'. V. of i'_., this would lmvo lie.--) a
severe blow lo the bitter's inemliership,
The action of lhe l*..\ci'Uti\*e Coum-il iu coneedinu*
tin* demand is \>y no means t'veo from possible cn-i-
pliealions from those' bodies, under ils jurisdiction
This
•••=.- So long* as tlie source is permitted to exist {and
as its abolition would have such a disastrous effect
upon Governmental revenues as to preclude even
the thought'of sueh) so long is it a ease of tilting at
windmills to expect a solution to the problem,'and
the energy expended might far better be applied to-
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other evils -which are the inevitable outcome of the
system of'profit.
As a temporary method of dealing -with the
scourge the victims, instead of being '-"si-washed''
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'in the asylum similar to what is meted out to those
•who'-are aberrated from* other causes. Let-them
be given good food, fresh air, and some employment
16 occupy the mind, and also tbe adoption of a suitable regimen.' The cost, of their upkeep debited
against the .revenues received by. the municipalities
from those enjoying the privilege of trafficking in
I lie brain irritant.*  '        ■       '■:'.-.
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SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D.,*D,C.L.) President
ALEXANDER LAIRD,,General Manager , .;
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REST, - $7,000,000
THE SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT..'
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Accounts may beopened in the'hames of two or more persons, to be
operated,by any one of the number or by the survivor. A joint account
of tbis kind saves expense in establishing the ownership of the money.,
after death, ahd-is especially useful when'a man desires to provide for
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FERNIE   BRANCH 7.     '    L.  A, S...DACK,   Manager.
E often hear and read favorable fentark's regarding that piece of remedial legislation called --Tho 'Woi-knu'Jis' Compensation Aet." but although thcorclically- it may possess some.'feature..
Ihat are, worthy of commendation, "nil is not "ol(li|
tljat glitters." ," ' ! *
'The intent of this-act was 10 provide a ceriaiu
amount, of relief, with' as little delay as possible, to
lho.--.i_ who had been robbed of their mainstay. 1,...
lh':*m**china1ior-s ofUhe '-loyalists" lo their '•'bread
ai*d but ter''.dispensers in the shape of retain iii;;*
ssl'ully thwart the good.iidenlions of
S.BSS
Airtigh.s,  Coal   Burners, Coal
\.     or \N
Wood Burners
if"^.
turners, arid
>»
an^es an
J.M.   AGNEW.& CO;,  ELKO
s
■J
I
ne
still adhering lo .the , era ft union prim-i*.*!-
difficulty has to lie mel. aiid with mililant
on' both sides will, for.some time to conic,
dull monotony in tlie deliberations (it lab.-'
lions.    - '
ligli ers
present
eollVt-li-
- - -   ; .. WHAT'S THE USE?
'""pO interdiet a man is the veriest humbug. .
■*• 'We a re told to respect, the laws and io hesitate
before criticizing the law-makers, doubtless because
it "is generally conceded that, the former oft furnish concrete evidence of the hitler's mental vision
being exceedingly circumscribed.
1 We do noi accept this assumption as correct, m its
entirely: all hough at first glance it .might "appear
a  logical One.
■ The basis' foi- arriving at such a 'conclusion i.s
somewhat as follows .Legislation is'passed whicli.
upon being tried, fails to meet the test of practicn-
liility; discovery'is made, that if is simply a case of
history repealing itself, other countries having ion-
ago recognized the futility of such measures, therefore the rank and file reach .the, conclusion thai
th'e law-makers, supposedly of a superior order'"of
intelligence, are not as clever as thev were consulcr-
' later
jo laws
.ed.. otherwise the fact* that are* disclose*,
should have been known to the frauiers of I
Avium Hi.-y won: preparing thein.
•However najural' this assumption may appeal*,
appearances often deceptive are none tlie less so
in this insl a nee.
The acceptance a* correct fail's lo'take cognizance oi: the fact that many law makers ,-Iiave
clearer conceptions .than they are credited with,
particularly is this noticeable where their material
intcrests,are involved, and they delude maiiy well-
■meaiiing individuals by Iheir simulation of ignorance beean.se lliey would deem it a folly lo be otherwise, thereby'.ieopardizing their chances of retaining  political-office.
The injury wrought by over indulgence in aleho-
l'u* licjnors operates upon the sympathies of nlhcrs-
arousing them to lhe necessity of advocating such'
means*as lliey. iu their shortsightedness, regard as
sufficient lo cheek Ihe evil.
Tliey agitate for a law lo interdict without studying the subject   in  more than  one phase--i.e., a
WANTED        l V    '
WA.\'TI-:D--M.n.,   (Inly  qualifk.il   lo
in'acti.*'(. in Alberln..'   Vor part leu lars
Secy., (.nnmnrc
7, Canmoro Alborta.
Ihe ■dependents, upon furnishing sat-| ^uZe^S^'^0' °'" "^ l'°°raS
lees, sue.
origiuaiors-of the act by effecting lengthy delays'.
To make our meaning,clear- we will cite eom-ivi.*
instances so that* lm who runs may read,     lu Ap.-jl, wrlu, to jRmM Nolu
l.JW.l. a miner was killed- and had tlie? provisions'* of j Local Union iii
the Compensation Act as originally'intended been
carried ou
isfaefory proof of dependence, would have received i W. Minton Lindsey
the sum of *l.r>00.     it will soon lie two years sine J m-"x*
the accident referred to happened, and'the wido* |—,7iii„ENT  o^i^T^ALL
lias nol yet received the award: '    ",io 1'ent e'V0I'y evenin*? except Sunday
■   Here is a woman who bas been deprived '-1' ■*■*«■ iU1(J'Tluirs(l«5'-    Suitable Tor-.oiicovls,
family' breadwinner, and for the benefit
u>i legislation was ostensibly eiiar*-!■*->_]   lm.- _n*_ _■>.-_.■■: un-y, Gladstone Local; Pernie
ay o'"
lionsokocping.      Apply,
Ave., Pernio, An-
23-lt.
<le[u*ivcd of tin .
;  i smoKei'S, (lancing, IecLin-.es. oto. *   For
. ,   .. or  su",i | terms, etc., apply to, D.  Roes, Secre-
ismtion was ostensibly enacted, but instead ■ tai-y
thereof it furnishes an opportunity for a dis;*l*v*** of'
legal
men
tal  and lingual  gymnastics, -whi
cn   pro
longed performance continues without regarl **_. the] si ore.—Apply,
possibility thai, added  to the  loss of a helpmale!Feniic- n- C-*
FOR   RENT—Heintzman     Parlors,
Miners' Block, either whole or part of
13.   Roes,   P. 0.-361,
uia*-. he want, penurv or even dealh ' I ", ,    ,,
'     ., . '       . * U1 u<--,ml* • | . .LOiTJ— Transfer Card No. _G, Book
We will  now. cite another case ."(their, name  is | No. 1I1569. issued from Frank Locnl on
Legion).    A youth was,killed in an Alberta   mine i Septl 2G''"' 191°*   * Fin(1ei' -P-cnse* re-
1he mih- -cimn.M.t .-.-*■ r... „-.   i        .i ii-  '■;    .       'I turn  to Gcor Nicol,  Secretary, Frank
tin. onl\ suppoit oi an aged inother, a blm 1 sislcr.; Local. Frank. Alta
and a paralytic brother.     The company'wa,; will-1 " -
ing and ready lb pay the indemnity on 'rhe ^vo*.
enlalion of the documentary'evidence lo substantiate the claim. This was forthcoming, but ju _],c
niviintimc the attorney foiMhc com]*)an'y. watcbiiul
o'f the interests of his clients (for which tliere is
REASONS FOR LABOR
SHORTAGE (?) ON G.
T. P.
It    is    scarcely  likely     that*    .Mr.
Stewart,  who has gone io tlio Higli-
, .    ,, 10. lands .of   Scotland   to   inveigle   5,000
reason to censure mm) learns of the B.C..cases, aiid '
J-iie  TuoiilK
__.<2___11 i.J _._ u.imi_r.n 1- r_ 1__4_1, _. V_l L	
-" —.*»■-»"—i-"i-i-niv.iii.—1.1 j—rno—31-iuen
I laborers will show any of his possible
Fernie Home fiery
and Lunch Rooms r
ive us a
Luncheons Served
every day I'ioiii!) a.m. to 11 p.m.
Pork and Beans Saturday
SHIP & MacKENZIE
Sun .riiime l-A'i       ,   llimsu Phmio IS)
. Dry   Cni-ihyood   -A,   $2.00
Hick, (70.1..
o ■
per
c.iFe'TSTTeci-uTls theltlclmbnloirjbui-ntfl of Jan.
postponed pending the decision.1 This week we re-1 '71'*■ containing a report from which
eci\ _ ii communieat ion.from tiie niayor of a French j.^'e,cnil Die following: "J. AVood-
cjty'llic unfortunate family lives in. ashing that l.ho I'"*3, a laboro-r "who lias'beeii in tho
compensation promised be forwai-.dc-d as it is sorely!em,)Ioy of"llK! °- T- p is ln
needed '  i K'l»i01iton trying;,   to    secure    $.")S,00
These two illusl J~-  i.whk-h is due ,to him.'    lie ' arrived
mtAVlNG   IJOS'K
Apply, W.\r. llic-KKNy Phone, 1(1
  ir»i.» i ii _i__q 1
pose of
(rations are not given i'or. Mie pur-
! from Melville on Sunday.  •* lie was
iirousing sympathy, but to poinl* out hov |fiivon(o „„acrsla.ul at thc 0, T. P. of-
legislation that is lauded as of immeasurable udvan-  fiue it, would probably be next. Friday
tage to the working class, that,'even the slight, benefits il purports to give are nullified by the obstructive taetir-s of the legal gentry.
AVe ilo not wish our readers to'imagine for one
minute that this'is inlend'ed ns an excoriation o\' tlio
before he could get his time choc-lj
cashed. IToanwhlle- he must, subsist
us best he can in weather .0 degrees
below zero. ' ' I don't, mind the cold,
but. what's troubling me Is where am
representatives at Ihe bar, hut on thc contrniv. 1hev I' goi"K l0'fiml l0,ls!l1" for U,° nislll?
are entitled lo encomiums for tbo faithfulness with.    „
which Ihey discharge lhe duties for which Ihey     " ' "'11W"y COmm'
(heir lalior power,     Wo do most empbal;ica]|,i
is tho hollowesl. of hollow
sen   that  it.
(Ill';
yell
■ ns-
I  have the  signed  statement of the
thnt they owe  nie
$58.00, but that, has already beon refused  nt   botch*  where I appl'ed  for
ino.**,-or*es, admittance.'"
id politicians perpetrate upon a gullible publi.; This Is a sample or many like eases,
when Ihey. prate about their allegiance lo (he in- j and then If a man be driven desperate
liTi-sts of nil. , | and commits crime, lhe 'law nnd order'
.... ,    .       ,.   . .,, ,    'I1'*'1' °'*ly ('lfl«« lobe blamed for the conl'muniit-o iKtll,tlom(-'" 'win Vf!*'-1' fl"lcl.ly mite care
man drinks too  mui-b. interdielion  will stop lum ; ^p n.;* ci._i__ np off.,;,.,-. ;„ < i i*       i . 'of hlm
ot tins state ol allairs is lhe working class, perhap.:. :01 l"1"-
however, we should rather pity n„.m n« it is at* the; wnVnE^STHE LABEL?
door of ignorance alone Ihal bbuue should be laid,! ' -"
We uro In receipt of u pnniphlot en-
tltlrd "Reply lo n eriticnl rovlow of
a1
lb ere'*, an end oii-'t.'
icai* upon piirliiiiiienlary
i.-irls of these, seeing farther
han tlle
receive them courteously, and knnwin.i1
have In |.lni-fiti" hoih the lemperaui-e ani
Pressure i.s liroughi lo
bodies,  the  component
crusaders,
thai   they
I lie liquor
elements Cin fiill'illnieiil of their antceleclinn promises lo repi-i'M-nt the coiislilui-ncy in its entirely'
promise to give.so vital a mailer Iheir earnest eon-
siib-ratioii. The iulenlielimi law becomes part id'
:'■.'■ ■_ .•itiitcs. .Thi- ii'iiiper-uiei* parly i,-, ..iiibiliinl
over the vielnry. and eongralnlations are slmwei'ed
upon Ibe members of parliament who figuratively
"wink the oilier eye."    So far'so good.
fcrl'-iin individuals in the eomiuiiiiily nre placed
iiiiili r the ban. mil'h lo llu* urai ifii at imi of tlie iv-
lormei's. A brief period elapses when it bci-oiiics
"eniiuinui knowledge i ini I first one " interdict," and
then auoiher " 'uilei'dict" 1ms heen seen weiiiling
hi*-, way hoiueuard wiih unslcady fail, Our re-
foiiin",' tln'ii In i-oiiics an-jci'if/l. lullis about the pulice
nul .uii-ndiiii* l" iheir duties, l-hiinc*. ihe bnti 1-1.....|i.
.'!*-•, aiid barleiidei's I'm- tiiiiisir|'e,*..,iug tin. law by <i-\\.
'ii'.1 iiyimi* lo ilii'se im.n. riit-M' eiuicliisiiin*., Iin.siily
,ii •'\'-.| at- ii:,-i\ ■■!'', -\ r.il liave foimdaliiiu in fad j
Iui-* 11_.*.\  ^\ lm nmk<   litem .ni-ilil to have -»citiit*iliitiu" t
!IHM'-  ''iilivilieill"   In  ilfl'l'l- lllllll   l|le|*e  llSSel'f in|l'. '
'I' ii.te'-di.-i-. ere lui'iilslii-d «i|li liipinrs' by any-1
bnily kiiuwiuii ihem to In* siii'h. il is hii/hl.v repre-1
Iii-ii-iIiIi-, lmt a i'u;!|ii'iiii-d |o|iei' is tno i-iuuiiiig. alter!
In* is uiu'..' siiii-tii'il that a refusal is eoii-'lusivi>, toj
i-bandon his iuli-idiou in iilitiiin Jiqiior lliroiiuh sni'.i*
i-tln-r i-l'iinnel, and will ivsnri to nil binds of nrlfiil
ilmlg's* lo accomplish the end desired. Kail ing to
!' I   •oiuchody to plirell.'lM.  tin- eovcli'd  bollje i'\-i*|i
by iln- offer of one dollar more thnn (lie u-siial price,
In- will not hesitate tn send an express order la au
•Hit nl'-iiiwn firm fnr >-everal bottles, nnd pending
tin* arrival may pariinlly nt-.ii the craving by pur**
But the'mists are fast falling away, nnd they who
arc anxious to prevenl are by their actions entillf.d
to a meed of praise as poient ftie|o,rs in hiislcniiig
that awakening lliey strive to avert.
THE BELLEVUE ENQUIRY
IIK llellevne
comes a matt
Miniiiry is com
•r of record.
Indi
and unW 'ii
To Mim ni. ih,, silijjilioii fi.)
Irom the bi-gllinili:;'. li.c
fnlliiwiug are the salienl fenliires eoniici'led wiia
Ihi.s affair.* On October :1N( ih,.,.,-. Wiik an inte,..f.i.|
dislurbance, but the mim*. being "'idle" there w.-re
lhe i-occnl Iruliunen'K sirlke of the
(!. T. V." iiy,,liiincs .MurdocU nnd S.
\7 Iliii'i-y, of Toronto, which coiUaliin
iieltbcr Iiniirliu nor label, This Is n
peciillar omission for work dono on
behalf of n body of mnn e.lnhnlng, to
sniipwrt ini.oti principles*, anil mlKht
be underslooil, If a Conr of IonIhk a
job liy the lilunilly of lhe wriu-r bu-
conilin. K'liown in IiIh eiaiiloyei- coin-
lielloil tlie iiilopUon of such luetic!-.,
bill In the cure In point this cimnol be
advanced nn nn i-.vcuse for Hie failure
lo comply wiib the nmuil rulcvi
B51__3S___f.
,w_  mmmiIK! ■l^ i      .1   t       i  i.i   , i . T'"-'  Caninlliiii  KovcHlry .loiuiial  of I
no casualities.     Dcce.ubi.r Ilrd and -Uh telegraph,.  ,.,K...,..i.cr, pulill .i.p.i hi ottnwn. con-j
eoiiimnuiealioiis passed behveen the Miners' I'nion ' tn'ns i-'onie very intercut In i? informa-,
and  the (iovernuieiil   lnspi<ctor al   Kdimmlon  ,.,..; Hon for Hhwc fiimiKcilln tho inmhorj
 i-       ,, „ ■■ i ImliiHlry.       U'e  nolo   nninin-;  the   llsl i
gai.lmg tlie presence o|  uns in lh.* mine,    DecmiJ-i „r',),„  nieinhers   of   the  hhhocIhIIoii |
Imt 7lh, Inspietii). 1 li-iiiln-ole posts it mile outsidi', such wcll-Uaown 'biiclinroii.',' who nvo,'
of llu* mine staling ihat upon exiimiiuilioi. of \',,, j "pf ''/!,I1W'' n,,,'s 'lo «,»»«,0'",*J'" «'»'\K"t'
I seam* here was no ims prevenl, TIin mdivj.hnl , Wllfil.l Iji.iiI.i. S.matci* II. lii.Mi.. I, I
aeK'iiiiwff'ili'es upon tlle Maud thai he did md maii.
w
ill   ;111■
favored
tins
inst.
he
of Monte f'leeli Im |]m It, <\ Vlf-e-Pr--*-
«i eomnlete .'Nlilll llllll ioli of Nn 1 seai.l, bill lit- !i|','<'"(' Tll<' ,"'"1" "' ''iy,lt,'",H iH ,,K
. , ., . ,. „„. . ' 7 IoIIowh: Official Cnll in 1IU1 Con.
ccpii-d lhe wnnl nl .'i.mpiiny hIIiimiiIs reganl.Mi*,', veutUin by l.r UMrrld Lnui'ler (lu
ililernjil eiiuditioiiM, iillbniigh il is his duly lu -|„ , Km-dlMi nml I*.ciu-li»; l-'orcmry foi'
ml .\ i-l  il emails so much less ,.■■,_.,■-..■. n. »'..:• •   Mui.U-J^tlHI..:*.  II,  U.   MacMlllluu;   A
11
'll
write mil
Mlllil.-llKlll.Ii*:
Kkt'tch   (if    M.
ClinrloK   (iiiynt    (In
Vi   .
.1
■ )i«*i iiiiii,   \. Oii ,1     t'tl.-lll III
I-ill CM
. .'.'J
!
I'IIIM,
ilub;
.1.
Mllpil
uiiiiiiiii n
r  li.,•, ji i.i ,   \  i*;.;,
. ' II. O. linrn: Anoiber l-'orcut l-'lrc
''", i llorron Dmiiliilnu I-'orcHtiy Work,
umi i elc
X y; ll:\\\'.\ ctiid.iiiiii.-_: i. percent iim- of ,.|.
enhtil. such as Morula water, lemon or other flavoring cSti'iH-t, t'cruiiii. and we liave <*veti known .lam-
aieii ginger being imbibed.
i *   * ■■. -. - -i - «*>. * ,-.,-..-. m >i i I.-..,-. im i (c i fin
l"i* !Mh, iuul ii i-Vt'i* llii-iv was a case of
and criminal neglect this i«^ ceriiiiiily om
follows whal iimy be termed » "badgering" eou-ir	
I,, i    .,.,,'1   il,.   i..   r ,.  ii. i
..   '."' ;   ,     • '.','. '—•■ ■"■■•■■•^ i-»•.-. iiou Reward, .100,
.•.idernlilf itisiAtfiifi' in his id furls lo n.n-crtiiin thei   n* rmtt. m thu pwt win »» *m-.wM w iram
Ilut tt,i*._- M M li.i-*t i.i.ii iln-Ailnl ill**»im Unit Irlftir*
Iui tH-t-n Kliln to inni lit ml |U «.neM, nnrl that l«
Ciiurrh.    ii.II'i ('anrrh i.'urii U tlm wily romtlvR
rum im* Vtio-411 to ih*. iiii*i|i,*;i| fiuti-nilty,   Uitarrh
i Mn* « iwutituinm.i.! <iiw-.ni., niiiilrn » imkihImu.
i-i-i.  i I   i iii-liiin I """M t-Mtinitit.   iinii'i (iturrh (tiro In Hkm In.
i i.i  >,l   l ill IIOII | irrnilly. -.rlluK Hlri-t-ily iiikki ilw liloixl »tii|-niu*>.-iu»
mitine.-*   ul   thi.   n.M.-m,  ilvrr^liy   itrtlffiyln*   tint
rmin.lilloi  at tin. lie, i«(,.   ,r,i(  irlvlrur Uio  p-illrnt
inrHiHili tiy |ni,|itiii|| up ii,*, <wi»IHutl(.<n mil nwliiV-
lut nut-..* In il.ilru |Mwi,rk,   *lli# p_Ti|irli-li,t» Imve
ax mii'h tulth In in tuntlvii imwnr* llinl thry r.rt»-r
ir.ii: Uu'iiliu! Ii ;,.u. !.., Wy,iAm Uul It UU» u
iw.   i*m:i1 1t*T li i i,i iriiiiniminiii.
Mtltrm V. J. I lll.'.CV .k CO., VinXt,, O.
(**lij ?>v all Il'iirfM-i. . v.
UU lUIi'i I'tpiiiy- imi* ii_r r((fi«HT>»tlan.
naincK of the men.who discunsscd lhe "gas" fines-
tion in their union meetings. " .Jury bring in n
verdict thnt men died from tin* eff
moiioA-ide—-This is a pm* Hint \s formed whoro Ihoro
in little or no air circulation, tlicrefoiv we may rea-
:,un. plenty of wi_.i_ali.H_, no curbnu iienio.side—im
citrboji iiiniioxiilf, my poisoning—ergo, uo Hellcvui*
disiiMer,
For annual inviuitoi*}'
(•lose   our   )looks', loi
iiiii'|)o.sc, nu tlu* nisi
interval wi
l»y reeeivipo'i a's
in.iuy sinioleoiis on aeoimiit,
('mm our patrons as' jios-
sible. The siinoleons will
laeilil.ate matters and wo
will appi'cciatc the _-oii-
.sitli'ialion.
To secitre a stylish up-to-date Sleigh for the kiddies.
Remember they ned.fresh air perhaps more.than the
older. folk, and what would be easier on you and.
more comfy for the baby than, a little while in the
open air with one of these easy-running* warmly
upholstered; stylish Sleighs that we are offering
- at' a ,,, - *   •'
• Come in and look them over; you ai-c'sure to-find
one that is 'nice enough for even YOUR BABY
"    I
4
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We are also giving the "same generpus 25 per cent  *
DISCOUNT OFF our splendid line of Framed Pic-.-
1    tures.   Just the thing to brighten .up those rooms
of yours at a. very small expense. * *       *,  y
•^Remember it costs nothing to come in ancl look,' ■■',
.around,"! '.■'*..'
8^^i__5_Sg!_¥_^_agSiSBB_ff_____^
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7. ■*',"• ..'"'. ^.
The Trites-Wood Co.
\ /
Limited
_g*__!_______B(lt'___g___^^
«_■_■_■ mk>i ____ag_w__iiif J\__r_wmy ■i^^**u_^||-*i^ijff
IF   YOU   WA
a Shave, a Game of Pool or Billiards
or a Cup of Coffee
T
ngram
Full Stock of Smokers' Goods Always on  Hand
VICTORIA AVENUE ' FERNIE, B. C.
irnHunn____a_Mirn
j CST!ZEf_S   OF   FERS_IE
\ Happy Wew Year to You
(j) Mny December ,11 st, 1911 mark tbo closo of tlio most pro*',*
0 IHiroiiR yonr In your history;  wo firmly bollovo It will do ko in
u oui'H,   Mul.o a kouiI ul iivl any way, ,iui(l ho to
\ ' The 41  Market Co.      I
18 I'or all yonr rixiMlroiiieiitB In   ,MeaIn,  I-'lsh,  Kbhh,  Hut tor,  Poultry,
H CIioohh, Oy.sliM-K, otc.
SAM GRAHAM, Monnfler
PHONE,.-11
«»«9 &mmt&t»mttm<ixa«tt>*!i***m*t W(&iibiii,bt&<c&tt<fomwQitsxq»
J. D. QUAIL
Fernie
Hardware and Furniture
C* E. LYONS
-t
Insurance, Real Estate
and Loans
Money to Loan on first class Business and Residential property
■I
is,■*■___ k n-wwimiii
ggfwg-^g-'a^^ THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,  B. C, JANUARY 28, 1911.
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The many friends in and ar0.uhd. the
- district, of \V.-H./JSvans will 1»*3'sorry
-to  hear .of  his ■ confinement,-.to  the
liouso again owing to a relaj)i*>c. of- liis
old complaint, due, no doubt ( to the
7-changcs- in the  weather of..t'1^' past
few1 weeks."   Bill is certainly J'^Yi'ng h
very  hard   time   of- it,   and   Wy  old
friend, having, the time, might Call in
■ and see him, and cheer hini.uj. 1 little.
Wm.' Hnrrisoh.e mployed as *-* bu'shei-
in-No. 3'Mlno was admitted *0 .Vei'iiie
Hospital last week suffering.p'Oni in'-'
juries received-While, getting Qui of
the way of a runaway ciiivhi-.t-*-*1*-*, main
slope.    . ' *'"W7 **
A number of.'Creekites tooK.in the
annual supper, concert,and dauP^ given
by the Fernie'Co-operaf ive S(Jc*-*oty on
Tuesday evening, and all repoi'*" having
a very good time. '"•     .
Adam Watson, paid a short A'<sil fo
tho la/so C.P.U.' liub-a-dul), at hosmer.
on' Wednesday. _, .     . ,     "     ,
■ -* A driver named -John Drn^al. em-
♦ ployed In No. 5 mine; got ^Vercly
crushed with some oars on r_fl**Ursday
morniiiR.       ,'       -  ■
Win.' -_\lcl--gan, afterooou gh'tt flro
boss in No. r> mine, was assl^lng in
stiaigtening out a wreck wh^-li ■ had
knocked out two sets,of (inibcr tii.tho
tunnel, when a large piece of i"°ck fell
Without any warning and ctiu^'u William on the right knee; fans'1)!; him,
such injury -- that it  will bo I'U'ce or
, four weeks before be can-Rot' "^ck to
work, again.
-Mrs. Geo.'Hoot li. late of C-* ^., but
no\\*/residing at Maplo Leaf, Alberta,
is al present spending a-few.d.i- _j with
7\li-. and Mrs. J. P_vans, - N   '
Mr.. Mulz, of the Pernie l-"...'-';. Steele
Brewery Company, was a- victor up
here iast Monday on business- *>ut be
did nor forget to maktvil a ple!,sUrablo
oni; at the  same- fine.   Ii  j*5 tb bo
..hoped Ihat his visits will be r''0>'e fro-
_uenl.
■ Hums' Ainiiversar_v was t"eV|.._tnlj-
kept up here in line siyle., Tl'° social
got up by the C. C. L. and A. A- being
,,-a grand success. The hall Was* backed
with dancers ,all. night, anet •e^Si-ybiu.
was bent on having ii' good .tin'*3. Rain-
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.Perhaps it' is not generally known
to those desirous of showing their sympathy tb tho widow of the late Pred
Alderson, who lost*his life at the sad
disaster at Bellevue on Dec. 9th, 1910,
that a. subscription list-is open at the'
Eastern Township ■ Bank, which will
he forwarded .'io the Bank of Mont-
rj-afat Hosmer. This is,a cause that*
needs (lie support of, each and* every
individual. As '.the date' for closing
the list will soon be-here, now is the
time to render" your assistance. *
The ■ following have .given:
....$20.00
... c20.00
...' .10.00
... 3:00
. 7   10.00
Alex Cameron (Mayor)
O. 12. 8: Whiteside	
,1. ,K.  Cram \
T..O, W. Murray,, .-7.
11.' 13. Bnchaiiuaii 	
- The passenger trains are not very
punctual, or is iliere any guarantee,
STILL HOPE TO GET
SAVVO FEDORcNKO
Hcr-.e   of   His   Mother- Sair.hed
Police—Friends-Arrested and
Letters Confiscated
bv
Russia has not given up bope of
setting Savvo FedoVenko.- Letters
dates of Dec. .1 and 5 of the Canadian
calender, ' just received; indicate - the
Czar's officials , are still keeping a"
careful watch ou the refugee's former
home in Pavlovka. in the hope of getting some information which ..may be
of value in pressing* lhe prosecution,
or.which will involve some others in
the tangle.        •
Fodorenko's mother, a woman 70
years of age,'writes that shortly afler
Ibe receipt of the 50 roubles which
were sent' .by'.the Russian "Freedom
league, to aid iicr in ber poverty, a
detachment of Russian police visited
the house at two o'clock in lhe morning, and searched'it from cellar lo gar-
B. C. LEGISLATURE REOPENS
The provincial legislature "was,opened on-the 12th'inst. with the usual
formalities. ' o
The -lieutenant-governor, in his
speech from the throne, referred to
the death of' King Edward VII., paid
the* eulogy customary under such,circumstances to his successor, alluded
to the death of ex-minister Tatlow, e.v
pressed pleasure'at the expected forthcoming adjustment- of the Soiighees
Reserve quostion, mentioned that the {know
dispute between the provincial and the'    0n  weighing'the' load
than" four months after*, my  appointment, happened on a specific, case of
this  graft as thus:      A load  of old
tjmbcr   (lumber)   was brought iri.for J
firewood.     Tbe invoice   bore no more
saw lhe potatoes delivered at a later
date in the wagon of one of the guardians, who was a Conservative and a
farmer.
/
lji  the Liverpool  Cirv. Council  the
Conservatives pi'odoniinaie also, and
when the health committee wanted lo
widen one of the street's a public .'iduao
i'i be-
yet the. census of Coleman is guaran-' ret. Hxpeeting something of tbe kind
teed to increase, this latest addition , the old woman had' concealed the
being to Mrs. .1. Greenhouse—a dau-[ money, but the police found the re-
ghtev.     FJolU. are do'iir well under the ! <*eipt for it and a photograph of Savvo
-say's .Orchestra  supplied  the   music, j ])lav at. Coleman."
severe condition- of the weather.
Although the St.'Alban's Church has
no iiicumberanpe, the Woman's Auxl-
lary are quite busy, thore being a large
debt'on*11he new vicarage which must
bo, paid off, so Ihey have decided to
do plain sewing. Any'order given to
Mrs. V. (irahuni will Have immediate
&H aii! Ion.
A .few days ago a very pretty wedding took place at the Catholic Church
Father ])e Lislil*. officiated. The bridegroom, A. Pavvahifi. from Michel, took
.as bis life pari nor Hannah Pohaniochi,
who has just' arrived from Poland.
There was a very la;*sc attendance at
church. Afler /be company retired
to" the hall known as Pcsunies, where
refreshments, were served. Dancing
and s'liging'.-were indulged in until
lhe small hours of tho morning. Many
valuable presents wore given to the
happy couple, wbo left on the passenger for Jlicliei, where they will tako
uft their home.
Hockey-—Frank, v Coleman—-This
match should have been played at
Frank, bu!" owing to the Frank, team
having  no  lights   il   was' decided   to
Fedorenko, which had been hidden up
against the-roof. These and all letters and papers found wore carried off:
At  the same'lime they informed her
particulars  than   to   state "From   T.Lewis to the Master , Workhouse,
1   load   of   wood."      1   enquired   (he
weight, but the teamster didn't know, j thereon had to lie removed
but, remarked that he got his' load i longed to Bents Iiirowery Co. ' 'Die
in * Mr. Davies- yard,, and that Mr. J managing director of* the brewery. Ms-
Da vies had no scales. Asked as, to j Chevalier, was'a'member'of the Ci.y
who "T. Levis" might be, no didn't i Council, and his name was the first
, , ■   j to'appear on ihe cheque of'over   op,.-
I found i7 000 which the city paid the brewery
Dominion authorities was now before j ocnta_icd""u""i*ic»t "vv~eipht"l of 1 ton 19 j company as compensation for loss o!
the Supreme Court ot Canada, con- j biindredweight. * Next day another! trmte and damage' to property, etc., j
gratulaied the fruit growers of B. C-i load arrived, tiie net weight of which I although tbey kept on selling li.uoj-;
upon .the successes achieved both in j was ,, ions ,'- in,niiie(iwei\hts, making j during the time of iho alteration, in j
Kastern Canada and Great.Britain, ur- ■ a t0(al ()f ., lous_ 1, ;umc-i-od\v'eight, or I *-!ie sa,no >'eai' a I)0or woman received !
ged earnest consideration to the pro- j 10|,-,2S lbs. Oii the Ilth day of March '■the. inl'"-° sum of -'' ]0a- *u fu" com.-]
posed amendments to tlie Coal Mines j tl)j's" a(lf.0lim Vi..ls mssell" 1)V' ()l0 | pensat'on for th'o loss of lie;- .chilli i
P.egulaiiou Acl. The other subjects • ^m-d for paymont, but it'was increas-' wllich was liilletl b-v ono ot •••:■ *city"3 !
included in his dtscimi-se were "Incor-1 p(-j four-fold' neariy. Instead of 4 ' s,1'fiCt •t'ttl's- *lusl illink of "tt. Mr.!
poration of Railroads," "Inspection of j tons It, it' was increased to Hi ions i K(lil01'* L**J 1rts- for r,1<? loss of l**unan ■'
construction and logging camps," the.;,  infudrodwelght   or from  10j*'S lbs iiife   alu'    X'«MQ   for   the   temporary i
Coleman
Wm. Miirr
Prop.
university site, Strathcona Park, etc.
endorsed j,.
ito ;)G,T;i(J lbs..    This was called cor-
niii
He  then  retired    properly    „„„„,_.„„ , niptl0Ui biu  jf ,,  is „b,   „,.ari ,
(backed) by the representative of force j U) 8oe w,in, B1.afl ,a>
the* soldiers and sa.iors.    the    nana '-....,     *',. - minds they might be more careful in
(Iod    Save'   lhe; - Fnquiry was instituted, and it was:
j dislocation  of  the  liquor  trade.
j    l.i" our old country friends will only
i keep fads such as these before Iheir
meanwhile playln*.
King."
'found   that   ibis   Mr.   Dtiv'es  had   re-
Thc next item on .the program \va« j^ved from the guardians the sum ofi
(he oi'cupant-y of lhe chair by Speak-1 -----OS  ITs. -'d., and  although  he was'
er  Kberls.  whereupon  iho  Bishop  of |lm 'liuggisl, only a marine store deal-
that in fuiure any letters or informn-' Columbia offered up prayer in regular i'"'1-. it was found he had received pay-
making comparisons between the dif-
ifereni politics of England and Canada..
Yours truly,
FAIR-1* LAY.
T. W. Davies
UNDERTAKER
and
EMBALIV1ER
Coleman,
Alta,
v!
■
I
tipn received must be turned over to
the police mi dor pain of arrest.
? Friend Arrestee!
The'second loiter received was from
Alex, a brother of Miron Aksefityof,
who lives at 007 Diifforin Avenue, Winnipeg. He says tliat ai three o'clock
in the morning the police raided his
house, searched it thoroughly, took all
order.     This was followed by a cus-!'■"•-•nt for an account of a quantity ofj
lorn   thai   savors  of obsoletisni   in  a! <l''*iRS  supposed   io  bo  sold    to    the
lypom-aphhal age—lhe announcement 'guardians. ' lle'no'ver bad a drug store
by  the speaker thai   he was* in  pos- j ■"  l'is Hfe.
session of a coiiy of the'speech from,    Tllis   A]l._ jjavios  was-once  a  Con-
tho throne..    Two ; a nod net ions were j servative member of the board, and
then  made. Iloii.YV.  It.  Ross,  Minister of Lands'and pailinnientary repre-
aiul Alex. Lucas
nl
sentative from Feinii*
j was again  an  aspiruui.-.n'*, this lime,
j for the same office.
Whilst the en-
^ , quiry   wns  on   foot   he   actually    got
the letters they could find, and arrest {occupant of the "Vale. Varan! Chitir." i tiCkeis from a weigh scale, for the
ed Aiex himself. lie was kept for j Thoir sponsors, wore I,reinier McBride j weIghl for'which he rodeived payment,
two days and then released..   They ex- i ami Dr. Young.     , '     j and bad'to admit later that they were
peeled to find something froni .Winni-i
peg which-would indicate where Savvo j knock-nobbier
Two more "cheslnnls" ihat, have the.
-"voconl  of onr boyhood !
forgeries, and llirough thii; there was
, an item of '*! tons 13 for scrap iron
Fedorenko was or what he. was doing, j'lays ou(clasi.ed into the byegono eons ■ j,e l00]{ f,.om die workhouse, butNhad
Miron Aksen'tyef,' bas been more or'stage were t.lien perpei raled upon lheino account, rendered-to (In- guardians
less a'ctiveni his defence of Fedorenko, J complacent auditors, viz., Ihal t lie \for same. The master of Ihe work-
and his brother says that if it is con-j votes   and 'proceedings   must   not   be|*louse w,lK a niemher of tiie Conserva-
The Jeweler—That's All
Right on the corner
Electric Lighted
Steam Heated
CENTRALLY LOCATED
i
and the floor was just in fiu-S1 order.
Slipper was served shortly aff*2-**'' twelve o'clock, but. owing to such **'-' largo
crowd.being present, had to ^e.partaken of very sparingly, sb'**s lo
give everyone a chance of getting- a
little refreshment.. During tl'0 evening songs wre sung by Roberi ^>lmson.
John McAlpino and Archie Prc^Mce. of
• Fernie, dressed  in  national'K'Us.* . A'"
little excitmout, as Frank never never
looked very dangerous. Result, Frank
'?>, Coleman S..---B!airmore_ v. Coleman,
at Coleman. Although the game was
?tar(,ed much after scheduled time,'
the excitement was hone the less. The
f'rst'five minutes Blairmorez'-scorSd,"
and it. certainly looked as though
_oloin*in   were going* to  be  beat for'
linuert ,all friends or relatives in iRus-j plagiarised,
sia-wlll get into trouble with'lhe polico.
Alex asks his brother to cease taking
pari.     7 ,    -.
** *     Is Convalescing
Savvo. Fedorenko is somewhat, bot-
, , rer, and is slowly' convalescing. ,   The
There was very | altack of'pneumonia was a very severe
his     posi-!
. fact.       T j
failed    in
I one, but his rugged constitution lias
helped him out. It is expected thai
be will. be" able lo leave bis bed in
about two weeks lime.
■ CANADIAN    MINES
Uniform  ri-igulatio'-.s
proceeding, which' iu | Uvo party, .and got
view of-actual conditions, is to make i tj0„ because of this
one "furiously, lo laugh.-' but the real | bel'ove he had previously
huge joke-is ■lho. solemn, asseveration I business. I heard .it freely asserted!
by His Honor the Premier that the j that this Mr. Davies sold' a boiler I
House deal out condign castigation to*-.,-*, (i,ese same guardians at another-
anyone daring to bribe at elections. * J workhouse under their control, audi
"Condign easti.gaiioii" is somewhat jdiat in a few months it was sold back j
fluidic, varying-from- zero to 73 above! t0 hin7again as scrap iron, without
the dollar, mark. •*   * ' , -_   * even being used.
i    J.   11.  llawtbornthwail.  is   reported i ,    . .'-,,-. ,     '
jlo have encroached upon the private' r" the. ™atLer,° thc potato contract
■nernber preserves by lhe introductionY' **e suardians dunot give n. to the
or.a measure looking lo compensation: ^f tenderer., whoso price' _ was
being paid lo an injured workman', out j*C'' 4s- »d- -Pei,-»«- bul lo a member
of  lhe-consolidated  fund  when  ii   is'0*7 tlie Conservative party at* £4 per
couple of Lauder's Songss xs^x. also
given • in fine slyle.v There Vas a
large crowd up from-Fernie, c^<[ each
and every one ^enjoyed ' themselves to
the .fullest"extent. Dancing M, curried on till alter five o'elocK- when
Ihe Home, Sweet Home 'ch-i»r. was
struck up, and another aniiive^ary of
lhe greatest Scatlish poet pas-^^d Into
history.. - ■
i -couun
■lie-e-aiw-
-,   play of Hadfield,'Eaton and 'AViii'te ;di:ni Mining Inst ill.'c*. and a siib-co!!i-
the   game 'was   saved   for. Coleman, i iviiie", lepresenlative.of ihe romin.m's
purel'v accidental, bnl    if   anv blame i
,.,ton,  a  difference  of•''•1 lis-. "Id.,, and   I
Credit, is duo to goalkeeper Holmes,
who saved -some very bard shots in
(he last few minutes. Scores: Coleman,';  illalrmore 3.
New arrivals in"Camp are: Miss L.
A. Benson, from County Durham, I3ng-
jlaml;'-this is ber second time iu Cana-
I da, and we-hope her stay will be
! lunger'thi s lime. She reports a rough
1 passage on sea and land.
UNEMPLOYED NUMEROUS
IN ONTARIO
—,-- -y j       IF  I   SHOULD  DIE  TO-NIGHT
Toronto  has   Most  in  History of ,tl"*o'      .  7
City—Many .Outsiders—No *5m-      ; ff 1 should tlie to-night
ployment    Bureau  * r|_\u(l you should come to* my cold corpse
 ■ i     •        and say,
TORONTO, Jan. !•!— There V1'* more i Weeping and heartsick o'er' my life-
unemployed men in lhe1 city °l' Tor-i     ■*      loss, day,
onto to-dny'thnn for many yc^n pre-I'K' 1 sh.oulrt die to-uigbt. '
vlotifily.     Dtlrlng'tho past l.wf weeks' And say "Hero's Unit U>n dollars Dial
men have been-steadily   coif'tig   in j' I tnv<-\"
from all parts of the provlnc'0-    and ! I might ariso ,|n my large white cravat
oven from tho west.     Many ot th_.no | Ami sny—"What's that?"
are already penniless and aro P'-lilying j
lo tlio   various   charitable   fA.uiI/.a. i If [ should die to-night
lions for work nud inimodlai,!? "moai'RJ And'you  should  como  I"  my    cold
of "sustenance*.     This year. b|d^ to- bo ! corpse mud kneel
itmong tbe worst, on record ;'R Ihero j And clasp my blur lo show she grief.
Is no union eniploymoi)t,,ibiirt.,.,lt rtii'ii-: y0n j-et.].
Ing u'l prosont. • ■ i ,say, If' I should die to-n;ght.
Samuel Arnold,   of   tho   Ar^'lnt"'! \ And you should conic to mo and thoiv
tihnrllies, says:    "There    m-fl   nmi:y i   -      '   and then
moro out tlum last yoar and -j'-*.iv nro i .Iiihi even lilm, 'boul paying mo thai
romlng.     Somethliig Korloua i"hst ro ! ' ton,
still* unlt'sH somo action is tll,«en toll might iii'Iho tho wlillo,
prevent them coming In,' ,   I flut—I'il drop dead ngnln,
St-.i'di'.ig Commit oo. on Mines, iiasj'iui
conferred with Sir Wilfrid-Laurier and,
the Hon. Frank O.iv.o", the i-.inhler of
llu* Interior, and the. linn -William
Teiiii'lomau, the .Uiiii-i.-cr of Inland Itc-
vo*ue with regard io the' recommon-
venue, witli regard :o tiifi rcr-oninion-
daiion passed by the Mines Committee
ihat slops be taken by the Federal
Government to pass a general Mining
Acl, and to secure as far as possible
from the Provinces, uniformity of legislation nnd regulations governing mining operiu'ons. II. was agreed that an
Act should ho drafted and prcsenled
by the government (o the House this!
session, codifying the.existing Federal
regulations with respect to'mines, and
thai whatever further action was pos.
slide lo 'carry out Iho wishes of the
lnlnliig'men with reKiiril to the uniformity of legislation'ihroughoul Cnnndn
should Ox; taken.
j   T' !^;v!»|k;
., .3   a  W... I**V-1I.__P__
can be. al (ached-to the employer, be:
shall be duly debited, with same, butj
horror of horror! the workman shall j
not be expeclodjo subscribe a nickel J
"ii tbe shape of premium for this in-j
surance. Instead of*.I. II. Hawthorn-j
Uiwalt advocating* such a measure, j
•would it nol have come with far greal-j
er grace Iron) one of the government |
supporters wbo was such a "sturdy,,
friend of labor" (prior to elc'lion) as •
it might Ihem have bad a chance of be-1
ing decently defeated instead of ruth-1
less-ly slaughtered as il is most iissur-i
edly'wlll be with tho representative!
from Nanaimo 1'uihcring ll? j
According to ihe siatemeiil of those,
supposedly "in lhe Ihe know," lhe set-1*
s'on will ho brief, so that lack of lime
will be a convenient excuse for side-'
tracking any ••"dangerous" legislation.
.THK   I'Ol'L'I.AIl   IIAKIDIl
*iCo!ers_£i._i
I- The Waldorf Hotel
I FERNIE.  B.C.
I .   ,       „   '           -     " ,   ■
I , --.First Glass Accommodation for Travellers
|o ."-■         MRS., S. JENNJNGS, PROPRIETRESS                 *-
|   '  Hot a'nd Cold'Water"   ... "\ -' *L. A. 'Mills, Manager,
ft • '                              '                                                                             ■'       *   t
WIIOI.KSAI.K   AM)   ItK'I'AII.
i»r*:Ai.Kit
ypcclal iu-i-aiiK-cmc-nts' for
I'art Ich,   etc
Oi-ili-i- J inn- CIii-InIiiiiin I'iiKi- i-nrly
Aplily   for   I'rlce   List
liri'iui niul Calces Hhlppnil on  the
I.iii'ul t'nr I..iikil-1-ii Camps
MINERS DEMAND HIGHER WAGES
.     A  MOTOR-DRIVEN  LINER
XIOW YOIIK--A steamship 1'ne plying between Ihls port and Ilussln announces that It will put into eominlii-
sion next SeptonibPr, an 11,000 ton
transatlantic motor boni. i-iiuIppimI wit li
Iiucrnal combtiiillon engines nnd accommodation for 100 |)as«engors. The
shl]) is now being bull on (be Clyde.
One of Ibe (.crninu lines also hn-. building | wo 8,000 ton mol or driven (night-
"Have (hoy nol always done tliat'.' | "rn, If this experiment prows a
How else .-oiilil thoy ho eligible lo the | prouoiinci.d siiccokh, lho day. of -.lenm
N'eedlo'a l-.'yo?' ' will he nuinhei-ed,
"I'lil llicui up to Ihlnkliig Iheythero-1  -	
hy pei'vo Ihe Lord,' j GRAFT IN THE OLD COUNTRY
"If has "always been so; no self-ae-j AND IN CANADA
ctislng plunderers for me, s   nut Hint '   ^.
Is lhe llmll. and I amal myVlH' end."!    KI|.„,  ,)„„„., ilmiS drop  iktohh  old
"Wliai about a Chin liy Hall?" anl.od ,,.„„„• ,,y n-iends who bei-nmo very on-
,lll< r»*"* 7hiiKlai;ilc ovei   the purity nf Kngl'tih
rorip.iil.-u.. j   an:
io llu* ere-
OOSSIP FROM THE ,
NETHERWORLD
"You look'worried, Sire," sn'd lhe
lm,. lo the Dovil,
"1 mu worried,-' the Uovil lopUed;
"T fear I may I--ju" ihe love of my peo-
pi • of tho Ni**.-»ll*-***-- K..I-.,"
"Tench tliem to rob the por-i " luo
Imp advtsr-d.
"Good!" mild I lip Devil j nnd wllh a   p,,,*;-^^   Mu\
I am a^'cnt, for
"Tlie Pride ol Alberta"'
A l'.oni' of* whicli oni.1
i.riiil is all linn is needed
lo prove i.s woi'lli,
Try "CRKMO" a break-
last. Food thai, is a   1'ood
General
Hillcrest
Merchant
-     Alta,
ew Michel
8_ Blairmore
noilllkp hiiiIIp  he  wlllidrow
Kii)iiiuin,---Tlip Uiibllc
to
k.P.s—ATTENTION!
Vj^S-At**^***!*?
A
THE ■
High   Cb$s
jK   JCf Jh    JCr xa*
I
Boarding   House
It liavIuK hi,'>n li'imipil thai (hore are
<|iillp a iiiiiiiIk'i- of iiienihor** from olh-
! er doninliiM prr-iieiil In Coal f'reel*,
.iljls- niitlee hi I'or Die pui'pOM' of o\-
; it-ndliiK to thom a cordial Invitation
;m vluli  Fernie LoiIrp, Nn. ::i, which
•'•'*■! made they aro nm alwa
[illt of Canada.
1 I inn prnptii'i'il "o admit 1 lint Km:.-*
\ ll.sh .politics an' much purer than la
iln** o'ir'0 In Ciiiiiid,-', oi' ihe I' S A. in
I'a cl they iui" Hn1* pnroHl pollUi'S In
the world, with perhaps lhe Hnl'inr..
i-\i'('jitlon of .'wliyi'ihiud. Hut wlni1
I lie roiiipui'lsoini ho ii[i!'nvor.i!i|i. lo
Canada un. hi-lii*.', iinnli. li mlnht lw
well I'or ilii'ii" I'rii-nds) In lii'iir in mind
t_ra_igai_jii_a-fitas«_*^
ImldH Iik iiii-i-llHK*-* weelily (Tm*--tluy. !,h„| WI)11h( Uic Mnn! "Krnfl" ^ Kinn-clv
In the Cnnlle Hull on Victoria Avenue. ,,„.,. ,„,,„,,, „„.,.„_ |, (,x)l<lH ,„^(,,,|,(,.
one  li|.i..|(  h..viii.il  iho  Kh...   iMwiini  ,,._h jlHlj MJ|l|IllIlll.h |M „ u,n v ,„!,.„,
"n,,'i* 1 fonn. but It I.. ..riii-inllv in iim) •'('in*
I'Vlllll*    ItlllfilltS    HIT        ' *■'
FIFTY RQOtyS   COMFORTABLE,
CLE Aft AND CHEAP
Electrically Lighted and Steam
Heat°d Throughout
■i'(|iii-,iti-d 10
iimltn iltio mil ire of thn nluivi-, iim llioy
ari' a Inn Ini'luiU'il In the linl*ni|on.
nNNS VICTORS
FOl-1   _Ot".|AL!SM
R. FAIRCLOUGH, Prp^rietor
CO At- CREEK, B. C.
' Vr.rtrr.t H  Mcwbi-rn ir,  pi *Un*-"-r'' 'r,
Oplte of Cmr
i , FINI.AM) --• Ovt'i'WlidlmUiK ilcfcnt
1 Iiiih iiKiilii mei iho I'cai'tlonaileK, ac-
innlliiR to llm t't-mt rt'iuit-.H of Dw vnto
1 hmil on flip fieri.on ol iiii-iijlicrs lo
; tho pnrlliinii»nt. '*.
; 1'iom tlio roportK iwelvnd Hiiim fnr It
: iipppfin* Ihnt tin*- infill vnto rust whh
j 78-1 .Odil. Of thin lho HocIhIIhih itcoIv-
j oil over flR jior «'ont.
| (TIiIh will rIvo tlio HoclallHla elRhty-
, r.Ia iu(-i,)lii:ih In Dw imi lituiii-iii hh lu>-
jfnr-ft,. '.     - /,
!    Scfiiro >«iir noMn oatly at Mc.l.onu'n
I OniK Stor.  fnr1 "A Stubborn Cinder*
; fii«."
rnptlon," IiikIi.-hI of "i.ral't," To clrnr
nwny iiilM-niici'i'iidiiH find i-how Unit
i.ral'1 iIo'.m e\Ni Is llu* nliji-ci ol   t|n-i*  j
lli-i-H,   iuul   iidlliliiK   iippi-iii'i   liKii-ln
«.j-,i«.*|ii wlml thi-Miller nut full** t"''"-.
In Hip Oclobcr nf Itlitl  I Ihm-ihui* ntt . I
jiintrri* :n « w.jiklioiicio hi tlii* nilnu-ii-.  |
• •/  i.il-i_i  ■*.,  ,111,-1   ,i'i>   i'i.umi  11   i>*-
Wi ii Di Hi-.' i!i.,-Dii nt i;ii:iir.i:iii ,    lp '
h'MH Mian three, monlliM I he. .-uno run-'
vlnr-pil  Hun   Hip  rnlepnyeiH  were  b"-'<
ln«: robbed (tinl  Hint  Hip wild  wor I.-,
honup  wai*1  a   viiltabli*.  rolil   in 111 o   ir.
so/up   .upiiibci*.!   of   Hip   Coiii-pivnli*.i*
I'aily,   which   doiiiIiiai_l   Hi*.   Itnuril. i
The Ki'flfl wan mont lnnonli.u--.ly carr* |
od on unilf'r fiivi'p of ('oiiKPrviillsin "•■
nml*by mi»niln»r» of lho CVjiihiivuHm*
I'nriy, one of  flu-in  nHpIrliuf  to  thej
office of Kunriljiin  whlldt  trmlintr in ;
viutoiiH I'lijiin'iiii-H, with Du. KiinnriiiiM,
undor nn nKNiuned nnmi*. ntul iih Dw
•.•«*nti»ii*>*itlsf»i w.'tn in Hit. inn)ority run
ih« lmnnl, excry ijfforl at purlf lent Ion j
wn*1 volMl down.
On llm "i'lh of K-ftbriinry', 1!H'i2, le** I
GRAND THEATRE, MINERS' HALL
Fernie's Favorite Theatre
oving rictures
Come and spend an hour with us
1   Aii our fiijiis are new releases
Children 10c
Adults 15c
J
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PAGE SIX
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C., JANUARY 28, 19li.
$$.Sr?.T?r-*
The Bellevue Enquiry
(Continued from ppge 3)
•'A.   Pardon, me;'yes.
Q. And that discussion on the first
day of December was, as you have told
my learned friend. 1 think, according
to your memory, that there was gas
- in. the working places in the hundreds,
that is, from 111 to the working face?
.   A.   Yes.
Q. Now, can you give me any better memorv of tbat discussion than
that?
A.   That is the only thing that I do
' finitely remember.
Q. Now. let us go back into the
month of November. There would be
two regular meetings in that month?
A.' ,Yes.
Q. .Were there any special meetings?
A.   I cannot remember.
Q. Can you .refresh your -memory
by looking, at your minute book?
A.   I can, I guess.
Q.   Would you mind looking?
A. Not at all, just to please you.
(Mr Burke examines the minute book)
There are two.
Q.   Two special meetings? ' ,„
A.   Yes.
Q.   And the dates were what?
"A.   The 7th and 27th. special meetings. "    '
Q. And the days of tbe reg.uiat
meetings were ?
A.'   The first and third Sundays.
Q. Can you. by justjooklng at your
book, give me the dates so that we
'will have them regularly? ,
A.   The first meeting was on November  Cth,  and it naturally  follows
■that the other would be on the 20th,
Q. Was there any discussion at the
meeting of the 27th of November with
respect to the presence of gas?
A. Well, I don't know; I will/look
(Mr. Burke refers to the minute book)
■ Q. I am asking you now about the
spec'al meeting, carrying you back. I
am referring to the meeting of the
27th?
A.   No, there was not.
Q. Was there any at the meeting
on November 20th?
A.   Yes.
What was that discussion?
Along the same    lines,    about
What  does your minute    book
Q.
A.
gas.*
Q.
say?
A. -Moved, and seconded that the
Pit Committee, along with Vice-President Stubbs, examine the mine, tomorrow, Monday,"
Q. There is not a word about, gas
there. Does that bring to your memory a discussion about gas whicli called  for"that resolution?
A. We would not examine the mine
for any other purpose. ,
Q.   I am asking you.
A.   Hardly.       * '    '
Q.   Is that a deduction of yours, or
. is it that you have a memory .that the
seconding.and moving of that resolution was in connection with a complaint about gas?
A.   ,Yes.
Q.   You   have  a   definite    remembrance?
'     A.   Yes.
Q. Vice-President Stubbs' name" is
there, and that brings it to your'me-
.mo'ry>that there was, some talk about
gas'at that meeting of November 20?
. And that would be. about the same
matter that came tip on - the lst of
December? -    - * .	
resolved ' -that the whole mine
should b'e examined was on ' account of the statements respecting gas
from  111  in.        <
A.   No, no. j
Q.   Well, that is what you-told me?
A. No, no. No specifie place at
that meeting. .*-*'
Q. Do you remember what the complaints with* respect to'the-presence
of gas were at that particular meeting?
A.   No. - 7    "■'
'  Q.   You do not?
A.   No. '
Q. Well, then, your memory cannot
carry you very much* further than this
book carries us, namely, that there
"was a, resolution that the pit committee should examine the whole of
the mine?
A.   The whole of tne mine.
Q. But 'your •• positive memory as
to the meeting of November 20th is a
blank?   '
A.   Yes.
Q. You either have or have not a
definite memory as to what discussion
took place or complaints were made,
at the meeting of November 20th,
about gas, and you have told me you
have no definite memory?
A.   Not as to where it was.
A.   As to what the discussion was?
A. Yes, I say yes; that I said so
before, that it was gas.
Q. We will have to begin again,
Mr. Burke; I am certainly npt going
to be mixed, you know. On November 20th there was a meeting of the
Union, at which there were complaints
about gas?
A. 0Yes.
Q. Do you remember what these
complaint about gas were?
A. Well, that is a peculiar question.
Q. It. is a perfectly plain question.
Do you remember what the complaints
about gas ,were at the meeting of
November'20th?' "*.' ,    ,
A.   I don't follow you at all,
Q. Is it a hard question to understand. You say there were complaints
about gas at a meeting of the gas
of which you are secretary, on, November the 20th of last year. I ask
you, what is your memory as to what
these complaints were. '- Have yoira
memory or have yoirnot?
A.   I am just "telling you, gas.
Q. Have you a memory or have you
not?
A.   That is my business.   „
Q. Have you a -memory of what
the discussion was, or have you not?
, .A.   I tell you repeatedly it was gas.
Q. I am not asking you that, I am
asking you whether you know what
that discussion was, or not?
A.     1 say yes. '•
Q.   What was it?
A." It,  was  about  gas.
Q.   It 'was about gas?   *
A.   The' resolution was.
Q.   Forget about the resolution for
a minute: You say you have a
memory of the discussion ot that meeting, and your memory about it is that
it was about gas?
■A.   Yes. '   "  '.      /■     ,   .*■
Q. Have you any more'' detailed
memory than that?
A.   None at all.        ,   .%
Q. -*Now, there is no misunderstanding regarding that?
A.   No;-none whatever.
Q.   So we have you down in this
the working miners in the mine belong
to your Union, don't they? *
A.   Unfortunately they ..do npt.
Q. Oh, I see; I am ignorant on* that
point, but there is quite a fair representation of the miners in your union?
A.
Q.
-Yes.
And there is always,, I
to
of
. A.   Yes. o *    ,      ;      .
Q.' In connection with gas where
the workmen were, that is' to say, in
between the face of tbe entry?-
A. That, examination would mean,
Mr. Woods, right through the mine.'
Q. True, but -I .am speaking 'now.
about the complaints , and not about
the meaning'of - this resolution. ,1
am speaking of the complaints that
caused.that resolution, and these complaints were the same complaints that
were mentioned at the meeting of December 1st, about gas from ill ln?
A.   Yes.   •
Q. And, by reason of these complaints there was n motion carried	
A. -'Excuse me, just a momemnt,
did you say I snld from 111 In. I
would llko you to refer to the stono-
Krapher. It must bo understood that,
wo are referring to an examination of
th'o wholo mine.
• Q. I quito understand thnt, Mr.
I-iurko, and I th-nk tho jury underslarui
It,    namely,   that ■ tho   reason ' you
ItlHo-itliTintdiltlint
the nvoriiuo mnn la
worth $2 n dny (rom
lho neck ttotvn- wliat
li ho woi th from tlio
neck tiff
Tlmt itopcndu cn*
tlrcly upon ..mining1.
If you nre trained no
tlmt you plan nnd
direct work you nro
■worth lon Union fll
much an llio mnn
who can worlc only
undor onlom.,,
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right where you nre,
or we will nunllfv
you to take up a
more oonuonlnl lino
<if work nt n much
lilr/lier inlitry."
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wa'ypth at~y"our~m"emoTy~on~the~sub-
ject of the meeting of November .50th
is that on that occasion there was a
discussion in the Union about gas?
A.   Yes. *
.  Q. , And that is as far as you can
go?,"
■  A.-'-yes.' * :
■'•Q.'   And'that is all that happened at
the meeting of November 20th?
A.   Yes.
Q.   Now, then, the   next ' meeting
was dn the 7th of November, backwards?
A.   Yes.
Q.   AVns there any discussion ^about
gas at that meeting?
A.   No. * *
Q. Going back to November 6th, wab
thore any discussion about gas at that
meeting? *
A.   No.  thoro was not.
* Q.And those, were all tho meetings
in November.     Now, what were the
meetings in October?
A.   The 2nd, tho lCth, nnd tlio .IGtli.
Q, • At tho meeting of the 2G(h, wns
thero nny discussion nbout gus.-
A,   Thore was not. ,   ,
Q.   Nor on tho lCth?
A,   On October 1Gih I wns Instructed to wrlto lo Mr. Stirling, tolling hlm
to como to Bellevue immediately?
Q. Yes; what does that bring to
your memory?
A." Much tho snmo thing, gafi.
Q. You remember that nt the moot-
Ing of- your union on Octobor IGt*h
thero was n'complnint mndo. or a discussion Jook place between tho mombors, nbout the presonco of gas In tho
mlno.     You romombor Ihnt?
A, Wo would not Bond* for ■ Mi.
Stirling for nny 'other purposo.
Q. Ik It a mattor of deduction or l .
foronro, ni* Is It n mattor of your mo*
moi-y?
A. I am lolllnpr you strnlp-ht thai,
wo novor send for tho Inspector for
any othor rnnsnn thnn for kiir.
Q, Answor my question, Ih It n mnttor of Inforonr-o or deduction that you
Hont for Mr. Stirling?
A, Yoh, It wns moro than any*
thing oIro; lt Is no uno boating about
tho buflh,
(},   Now, on tho lfllh dny of October
hy ronson of nn entry In your hook to
this offoct: "Movod nntl socondod thnt
lho socrotary write to  Mr. Sttrllni.,
tho Chlof IiiBpoolor of MlnoH, Lolling
hlm to como to nollovuo Immodlntoly,"
hy i'oiihoii of Hint.   roHoliitlon    bolng
pnflRnd you Infer that thoro wnH ndls-
ciiBHion nbout. gnH nt, thnt mootlnn?
A.   Yes; I just. Infer It, tlmt Is nil.
Q,   And of .courso you hnvmi't nny
mom-Dry of whnt thnt discussion would
ho?
'   A,   No.
Q,   Now, October tho 2nd.     Any-
thing nn Octobor tlio 2nd?
A.   Kotliliu; on tlio Snd,
0.   Now thon, coming to tho IGth
of Octobor; did you enrry out tho raso-
lutlon Hint wiih movod nnd seconded
nt Mint TT-ii-inMm' thnt vnu wrlto n lot-
tor to Mr. RtlrJini??
A.    .'<_•>, I did.
Q.   Hnvo you got Uio lottor?
A.   I th'nk I Mr. M.icklo ban It.
Mr. Mncklo; I don't think I hnvo
It. Mr. Wood. I think whnt you
rofor to. Mr. nurko, In thin,
gather,-
a full attendance of the members of
the Union at the meetings?
A.   Unfortunately,' no, again.   They'
do not take much interest in it, as a
rule, the majority of them don't'
Q.   That is so, is it. .,'-
A.   As I said, jres, * Mr. Wood.
Q. * Now .then,  these special rules
are posted at the mouth of the mine,
of course, for anybody to see?,
A.   Yes.
Q. In connection with that minute,
Mr. Burke, of the 20th of November,
when Vice-President Stubbs and the
Pit Committee were supposed to go
into the mine, just tell me who is
the Pit Committee?   *   -   ***   '
A.   At that time it was Brother Paul
(deceased), brother Mike Bovio,. and
Leo" Becker and myself.
■ Q.   Did you go into the mine on the
following Monday?
A. We did not, through stress of
circumstances.
Q„ What do you mean just* exactly? ,
- A." I am blessed if I know; through
force of circumstances, I should say.
We could not get Vice-President
Stubbs to attend.
Q. And by reason of Vice-President Stubbs being inaccessible to you
you did not go into the mine to carry
out the resolution?
A.   No;   but it was .explained
them.
Q.   Explained to the members
the Union?
A.   Yes..
Q.   At the following meeting.
A.   I cannot remember.
Q.   You do not remember.whether
It was at a meeting or not?
A.   No.
Q. Just Individual explanation to
individuals? ' .
-A.   Yes.-       -*   '
Q.   You would explain to them that
the reason you had not gone through
was because Mr.    Stubbs    was - not
there?
A.   Yes.
Q.   It is open to you to go through
the mine any time you like.
. A.'   Oh. yes; but it' Is" necessary, of
course to make an appointment with
the management. ,
Q.   But you never had' any difficulty? .-    '        '
A.   No. " -
Q.   Who is Vice-President Stubbs;
where does-he live?"
A.   At Bellevue.
He works in the mine?   . -
No. '    '
Is he a Union officer?
Yes.
And that occupies the whole of
his time?" '
' A.   Yes.
* Q.   ravelling about, I suppose?
A.   Yes.' ~   .
Q.   So that, by reason of bis being
away attending to the general Union-
business he could not go with the Pit
Committee into Uie mine?
•A.   Yes. .   :
Q. * And the Pit Committee delayed
mating tbe inspection?
'   A.   Yes.   '   -v
Q.   Now, do you,know as a fact that
there is a book kept at tbe mine for
tbe purpose' of entering complaints?
A.   I am aware of, it, yes.
Q.   For entering complaints   about
jas, or ventilation, or" anything else
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letter, thnt Is my point.
A.   I rnnilr- m copy with enrbon imp*
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to thnt.    Mr. Hcnthcote hn* probnhly
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to Mr. Henthcoto.    Tbo fact romnlrm
that ft letter wito B«nt.    T thought Mr
Mnckle had n copy of tho letter.
fAs tho ropy of tho letter could
not bo found at that time. Mr. Mackie arranged for Iti production lator.)
Q. 1 supposo It fa fair to lay that all
about?
A.   Yes.,
p.   Did  you  ever  hear  of any of
these, I suppose I may call,tbem complaints, did you ever hear'of .any of*
these   complaints made at the meetings, being entered in that book?
A.   Not that I am aware of.
Q:   That is in the book that is kept
for that purpose?'
A.   Yes.
Q.I think I am right in stating that
it is the duty of anybody who has a
complaint lo make respecting gas in
the mine, to enter his complaint in
that book?
A. Well. I don't know; I don't seo li
exactly like that, Mr, Wood.
Q. You don't remember the Coal
Mines Act sufficiently?
A. Well, I have always understood
thnt it Is for the purpose of entering
the reports of the Mine Examiners,
and not for individual complaints.
It is lho duty of anyone finding gas
to go down and report In porson.
, Q, The Mlno Examiners? What do
you moan by that, lhe Pit Commltteo?
A, Yes; when they make a
thorough examination.
Q.   I  seo;     you  would  not know
whether that Is right or not,   It Is
just your Idea of the purposo of tho
bo.ok?
A   Exactly.
Q. no you know that tho pages ot
this book nro as virgin while ns on
tho day It was boughl ?
A.   Xol  exnetly whito.
■   Q.   Woll, wo will got It hero.
A Juryman:     The   jury   would
llko to roo this book,
Mr. Wood:   It   will bo producod
horo,
A.   Thero is just ono entry thnt I
mndo myself'.
Q.   Just -ono ontry?
A.   Yoh: just ono entry.
Q.'  Woll. wo will hnvo tho    hook
horo at nil ovonts, to sponk^for Usolf.
Mr. Mncklo:   I   would   nsk   my
lparnrd frlond to point  out In tho
Conl Mlnos Act nnythlng thnt. mnkos
It encumbent  upon tho employee--,
to run tho initio for tho oporntors?
Mr, Wood:   I think I cnn show
you whoro your omployoos nro lift-
bio for not putting complnlnts In
thnt hook, ns n point of lnw,
Mr. Ilurko:   Wo do not run thnt
mlno.
Mr, Wood:   I mipposo j'911 do run
It hh much ns you cnn,
Q.   This hook  (hook producod) In
tho hook mentioned ns being tho comprint hook, with your complaint slifn*
od therein on Jnnunry IRth, 1010?
A,   Yoh,
Q. Ihnt Ih tho cmplntnt book Ib
It not?
A. Yor; Thnt. li tho only entry
I uinilo, though. Tho othor entry in
nnl mndo by inc.
Q. Thoro nro nppnrontly nomo
funny things IiohUIoh complnlntH In
Hit**-* hr-nlt "Vow, thorn in nlnn horo
Homo momornnda hy tho mnnngor of
thn iii'd*'. itiiiiumil'i in ciutitcLliiii
with cortnln things: hut thla Ih tho
only complnlnt. (Hook handed to
the Jury for Inspection}. Now, that
nolo on tho ir>th of January, 1010, In
connection with tho oxnmlnatlon hy
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tho only complaint or note in tho complaint book that you know of?
A, That han beon wrltton thoro by
mo, yoa.
Q, You nro on tho Pit Committee
nn tt permanent official, aro you not?
A.   Yo*.
Q. And an yon told uh, r think, any
complaint**! of the men nbout nai
Hhould find a place, throimh tho Pit
Commltteo, on tho pnKPH of that boo\c?
A.   Ko, I don't think ho.
Q, Oh, you don't think that. You
hoo, niy other question wno confined
to Individual complaints by tho men.
You said you did not understand that
the purpose of' the book was for the
receiving of individual complaints
from the men," but I understood you
from the pit committee?
A.   I don't think so.      -
Q.   You don't think so? ■
A. No. .   *
Q. There is nothing to prevent the
Pit Committee acting for themen, and
hearing the men have a discussion in
their meeting house, there* is nothing lo prevent the "Pit Committee going to that book and putting it in
the book? *  •
A.   1 don't think there is.'
Q. Tbat is the way, is, it not, of,
bringing to the formal notice of the
management of the mine that there is
a complaint about gas?
. A. No; as I told you before, to
go down,in person. That is the duty
of everyone who-finds gas.,
' rQ. The Pit Committee goes and
speaks to the superintendent in person?
A.   Yes.      -, c ,
Q. Do the Pit .Committee go and
speak to the Superintendent?
A.   Not always.
Q.   Did they ever?,
A.   Oh ,at various times.
* Q.   After wbat meeting?
A.   I cannot tell you.
Q. We have it on the 16th'day' of
October, on the 20th of November,7 and
on the 2nd day of December. • From
October on has the Pit Committee
gone to the ' superintendent of the
mine with a complaint, personally,
about gas?
^_A NoUthat-Lairuaware,of ,—i^.
.   Qj You would-know it?   ,,
A.   I would know it, I suppose; but,
of course, this union is not running
the mine, Mr.' Wood;
Q.   I am simply 'wanting information, * that  is  all. '
Further questions  by  Mr.  Mackie.
Q.  .Have, you got a list of the men
that belong to your Union?
A.   Sure.
Q.,  What is the nationality of mos.
of them?
A., I cannot tell you right off.
Q.How many write the English language?
A,   That is difficult to say.
Q,   Do you know?
A. ,   Don't know thnt I do.
Q.   Did you ever see any spoclnl
rules in any language other than English?
. A.   No. nnd very ffi\v of these.
Q:   What generally happens to    a
man who makes too many kicks? .' '
A.   He hns to pack his tools ("ind
get out.
Q. *; Yefi,  nnd  thnt  applies  to  the
men with th'o book.
Further questions by Mr. Campbell:
Q.   Wo would  llko to know,  .Mr,
Durko, whothor   nny translations   of
thoso rules nro mndo nnd put up anywhere?
A,   Not thnt T nm nwnro of,
Q.   Do you know whnt, means thoro
nro of communication   between   tho
English spenklng operators   of   tho
mlno nnd thoir hi rod assistants,   and
tho*,foro!gn Rponklng minor who ennnot talk to thom?
A. Nono whntovor, so far ns I nm
nwnre.
Q. Tint thoro must, bo somo.-wny of
giving ordors, hy signs or flomotliln-s*.
Do (hoy I nlk broken English?
A, A fow of thorn, I bollovo. I
ennnot nny how mnny;.
Q.   I wns wondering whether you
konw yoursolf; nt your meetings, for
Instance?
A.   Wo hnvo Intorprotors,
Q.   You hnvo Intorprolors?
A.   Yea.
Q. Do nny of tho officials net as
Intorprotors?
A. Ono of tho pit hOHBOB, who dlotl,
could Bponk tho Flnnluh langungo,
Q.   In somo mlnos thoy hnvo thom
trnnBlatod Into Proncli nnd hnvo thom
stuck up In tho wnBh-nouHO, i tin nu.
A.   I don't '"•",w. •
Q,   Do yo*        v whothor, ln connoctlon wit,. ..... mlno, Uioho foreigners nro told nnythlnu about tho laws
which hind thom?
A,   I nm Hiiro thoy nro not told,
Furthor quoHtlonH by Mr. Wood*.
Q.   With Mr, Madflo'H pormlHfllon.
and with tho permission of tho Coronor, I would llko to nflk n miositlon.
Ih It tho duty of tho Union offlclnlB.
yourHOlf, for Inntnnco, nn tho paid Bocrotnry of thnt Union, to Inform thoso
foreign momborH of tho Union tliat
thero aro Hpeclal rulca, and to boo
thnt thoy got a copyf
A.   liu.
Q. You do nnt Torrnrd that. a« ono
of your dutloH townrdn thono pooplo?
A. Thoy aro told through thoir own
countrymen.
Q, nut Ih It not ono of your dutlon
to look nftor tho mon In that Union
hy ae-Mm*. that thoy not n copy of tho
ruK'B?
A.   Wo do our bost.
Q.  You do your bont by getting cop
ies of the rules and distributing them?
'A.   No."   , „,
- Q. Then how? Have, you ever
gone to the management and a'sked
them for special copies and been refused?
A.   No,'*,,
Q. Apart .from doing that, do you
ever speak to the' miners themselves,
who' are in the' Union, as to' their
duties under the rules? ■ .
■ A. No; I do the clerical work myself.  *  , -.,
Q. Would it be a part of - your
duty as secretary, to ■ see. that they
understood the' business of miner under the law? - . ■ ,'
" A. No. „'* . ■ ■ ' . "
. Q. That would not be one of your
duties? ,.        ...              *      '
- A. ' Np. *   '
,Q. I am merely asking'the question as tQ the special rules for tbe
miners' information.
"A. Well, it .would be given to
them. .      "
Q. But you would explain it* to
them as the paid secretary, would you
not? , ' ■*.„■*,
A.- No.       . ,7 :   ..
Q.   You would not?     ., '    ' '-
"A.    No;  I could not translate it.
Q. But you '.would regard it as one
of your special duties to set that they
are, put in touch-with, the special
rules? 7 ' ,.,
A.   We do the best possible.      ' *
Q.' ' And that best-possible is.by'try-
ing to get copies of the.special'rules,
and,getting them' when' you ask for
them?      .,*   , ,    .   ,
A.*. No; no. •• »    5.   „y
—Q;—What"is-your-best? .',;-.'    **~
A.   That is my business.'
Mr Mackie:  ' I would.suggest that
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give him the fullest information possible  with  regard -to  the  way  in
• .which foreigners are instructed.
A.   I cannot say.     I do not know
exactly what you,mean. _
• Q: You know,' quite well what' I
mean.- Lmean that your counsellor
somebody.is trying to make some point
about 'the fact that the foreigners,
some bf whom are members of the
Union, do notunderstand these special
rules, and I want you to tell, the jury
what you do to see that they do understand the special rules. You owe a
duty to them. You are pnld by them.
What do you do in return for that
money, to seo that thoy understand
the rules'?
A.   Ifithoy come and nsk mc on'any
particular point I tell them.
Q.   And thnt is what you mean by
tho bost possible?
A.   Yes.
Q, Thnt.is to sny, If nny ono of
these foreigners comes to you, nnd
nsks you some question In connection
with the spoclnl rules, or tho lnw, you
endonvor to nnswor them to tho host
of your nblllty nnd In,doing thnt you
consider your duty to theso men Is
accomplished?
A.   Yos; T do. ,
Mr. Mncklo: Be"goos onough, Mr
Burke, to, bring Into court to-morrow morning tho list of mombors of
tho Union, nnd n list of tho officers
of tho Union', for tho year 1010, and
tho nnmofl of tho Interpreters Hint
tho Union hns boon using, I doslro
to hnvo thoso put In" ovidence, I
wnnt to hIiow tho jury that tho
Union hns tnkon Rtops to appoint
mon for thnt purposo, and thon, If
It Ib nocossnry, nnd Mr. Burko will
glvo mo tho nnmoH of tho Intorpro-
torn, I will put thom In tho box nnd
find out what thoy havo done.
Mr, Cnmpboll: In vlow of the
fact that Mr, Burko hns forgotten
tho names of tho mon who woro at
tho mooting whon tho Ran wna roportod ln tho mlno, nnd tho names
of tho mon who mndo tho roports,
If thoro aro any mon In tho hnll who
woro nt tho mooting of tho Union,
nnd hoard nbout tho gnn bolng roportod on that occafllon, I would
nuk thom to como forwnrd nnd voluntoor thoir ovidoneo, bocauso It Ih
n vory funny thlnn; thnt thoy cannot
bo not nt, I think It Ib my duty
to mention to tho mon that thoy
Hhould como forwnrd and .voluntoor
thoir ovidoneo.
Mr, Wood: Did Mr, Mncklo aay
thnt thoro woro Interpreters nt thoso
moot Ings for tho benefit of Uioho
forolgnoro t
Mr. Mncklo: I understood that
from Mr. Burko.
Mr, Wood: Thon lot ub not thono
IntorprotorH.
Itr MnrVIn* Thnt in ovnotly whnt
I am nHklng Mr. Burko to do.
A(r. Caiupbit)l_, Them may ho
Homo difficulty In proving oxactly
whoro those 27 mon woro found, and
In finding tho pooplo who found
thom, I would, thoroforo, llko to
aide tho Coronor to roquoat any mon
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PAGE SEVEN
. J.
7%e B<Mevue, Enquiry
'  . • _. (Continued,from page 6)
Q. (By the Foreman):.; Mr. Burke,
there are .a lew questions I have to
ask you. I would like to ask-you,-
,are. the special rules printed. in any
. other language than English at the pit
mouth?
A.   Not at-the pit mouth..
Q.   Or ia the pit? .
'    A." No.;*  ■ ,7'7, . ,,*:;*.       '    .
Q.   Now,, ahout   the - complaints,
have you any reason to think that'if
any of your men kept putting com-
_ plaints in the complaint book he would
be, a marked man? . "
-. A*.   I certainly do,think so.'
Q. .'You do not know of anyone personally,'•'though?' *."*
A. Well, yes. . „
Q. Have you got oh your [.minute
book, or on any leaflets that you may,
distribute to these foreigners, any
translations of the special rules?
Mr. Wood: In view, of' the answer
tb the question", of the foreman of, the
jury in resp'ect to whether a man making repeated complaints* in ,the complaint book would be a marked man, I
would ask to be at liberty to go right
into that question, if I may.., In an-
. swer to the foreman, Mr. Burke, you
said that there was some. reason to
suppose that if a man made a complaint in that complaint book he would
be a marked man. .   '■'   '
A   Too often. I understand,   if   he
, did it repeatedly.
Q.   He would be a marked man?
A. . Yes. .' q<
Q.   You said you had had some experience In that respect, didn't you?
; A.   I didn't-say anything of the sort.
Q.   But you thought ho would?
A.   Thnt was ,my. earnest* belief.
Q.   What reason have you "for sup-
' posing that?
A. Our late president was one,of a
bunch that was" laid, off some, time
in October. He ' had been working
here for the best part of 15 months,
and men that had been started .two or
three days prior to that time had been
retained, while he himself was laid off
for .at least, 10 weeks, and they could
not very well refuse any longer to re-,,
instate him, because .there would have
been trouble.
Q. - That is your late president? .
Yes.. ,*,.,.
What is the name?* -
Peter  Paul.
Hev had  made  a  complaint?
Yes, on numerous occasions he
A.
.   Q.
" A.
.   ...
A.
had.
.- Q. You are giving this entirely now
as hearsay? What you are--saying
now you heard from Mr. Paul?
A.   No. ,■      .     ,'.*
,Q. I want-you* to tell-what you
know,- and not what Peter Paul told
you.     Now, what do you know?
A. I know, that lie kicked.repeatedly -iii* the^rnjne.  . ,v,'
Q.  -What*do-you mean? *. --
A.   About the conditions; about the
ventilation" gas,* etc. '<■
_Q.   D'd.you "ever hear* him  make
to the Company!, or to any accredited
■ representative of the Company, a complaint about gas in the mine?
. A.   Yes. '    .'.        ■
*;   Q7 What?   '-*"•■, -*   --
A." I don't remember.
^yy[&_MborrLjy ",.    -- . " -'  .  *.
.A." To-Mr.'Emmerson, the late su-.
' perintendent. " ■ -,'■   *,
Q. - Can you remember when the
last complaint wns made?-. ■
• - a: -no.' ■ ' • -■     •■_.--„.■:•
Q.* Yoii haven't got any memory
on, that, subject at all?' * "
A.   I. would want a big memory.
,'Q.   Wns it a month ago, six months
or ayenr. ■
. A.   I cannot say. ■*-..'
Q.   Now, "that was,Mr.''Pniil. so far
as  your  evidence  goes?
A,   .lust excuse me for a moment,
Mr. Mackie:   I will undertake to
produce, on the very point in question, hnlf-n-dozen men—if tho Coroner w'll give me subpoenas—ln tho
*-. Crows .Vest Pass who have been laid
.  off, whoso lamps have, been taken
■ from   thorn,  on   oxnetly  tho  point
,    that hns beon stntod.     hat will remove the idea of hearsay evidences,
If the'Coroner will prepare tlio sub-
pooling I will submit the names in-
-side of 20 minutes, nnd you can get
Ihem down.
Mr. Wood;   This examination of
• my .learned friend's witness is prnctlcnlly upon a point that is collateral
entirely to tho Issuo of what .theso
men died <jf, nnd It would seem to
mo to be a doplornblo wnsto of public, monov, ■ ,1 whnt to get out' of
this gentlomon cortnln Information,
,.   nnd .I nm hound by his niiswor   I
ennnot cnll evidence to dlsputo,what
th's mny mny sny; I am bound by
■wliat. ho snys
Mr. Mncklo: Then why don't you
nccept his statomont that n mnn who
Is n kicker Is n innrknd mnn, Now,
you'nro nsk'ng for apoclflc casos.
Mr. Wood; I nm hound by tho
nnswer of tho witnoss when I ox-
.nmlno him upon n collateral mnttor!
but I nm ontltled to tost his memory
In nil tho ways I e'nn Imagine. But.
1 don't 1hInk my learned frlond cnn
bring In n lot* of othor wlhioflflof-*' fn
bnlHtcr un this mnn upon a collat-
oral* mnttor,
Mr. Mncklo: I simply Bny thnt
Ih's Is common repute
Mr. Wood: Now, Mr. Burko, you"
mentioned nbout Poter Paul, nnd i
hupihiho if there woro othors you would
montlnn thorn, too; hut wo will flnlHh
up with IToHldont Paul.   Uo wna on
' I the afternoon shift when he was. laid
off?    ,      - ■     '     -j
., A.   Yes". " , , -    .'   ■
Q.   Arid the whole of the afternoon
shift was laid off?.  • ...
** A.   Yes..  *    -.   • *,'_'.
Q.   And stayed off?
A.   Yes, sure.
Q.   Because the mine was not working at full pressure?-,
A.  .Yes.   ■  •     .
• Q:  Now/ have you got any other
instance  besides  that  of    President
Paul?   '  -    .   .
A. ' No;  no others., . •
Q.   Then I am perfectly content tb
leave it at that.
Mr. Mackie: You know that by
general repute.it is a fact.
*,' Mr.'Woodr" That is not evidence.
"You cannot give evidence by general'repute. „ This man knows what
he is talking about. ',. .
.- Mr. Mackie. I am prepared to
prove to my learned friend' that
common repute is evidence.
Mr. Campbell:   Of a .character.
' Mr.. Mackie:   This man gives evidence that it is' of common repute
that a man, who kicks about  the
mine is' marked.
.   .Mr. Wood:   I don't need to tell
■ even an intelligent juryman, much
. less an intelligent lawyer, that there
is no such law at all.     One of the
first rules of evidence is that the
evidence produced shall be the best
evidence and shall not be secondary
- evidence,. and  that  rule   must   be
adhered to.     If you allow men to
come here and say common repute
this, and common repute that; the
foundations of justice are gone.
Mr.  Mackie:   There are   excep-
'tions to the general rule, and I will
. attempt to prove to you shortly that
what I am telling you is the truth.
The  Coroner:.   Mr.    Burke'    has
■ made the statement that" if a man
. made too many complaints he was
a marked man. If we can bring
one man forward to state .'that "it. is
a fact, then that is enough.
Mr. Mackie:    I can bring half a
dozen  men - forward,  if the Crown
will pay the cost.
Mr. Campbell:   I think' Mr. Mac-
' kie will agree with me that, if some
other  management  did  wrong,"   it
75 would  certainly not be right that
this.management should be punished for-it, and it is up to Mr. Mackie
to prove that, the man was. a marked man under* this management. We
must confine ourselves to this investigation.   '    ,-■        .. -i
The Coroner:"   I-understand,'Mr
0 Mackie to. say he can bring men for-
\ward who have been marked men"in
■ this particular mine.
Mr.  Mackie:   No, I didn't mean
that at all.     What will occur generally, in .other mines.,it is reasonable for this man to infer may oc-
_ cur in this "mine.    I cannot produce
any  specific case of the Western
Canadian Collieries, but I can pro-
,   duce'six or seven witnesses   from
• Hosmer', down,-.who   will, say   that
they" have been marked under simi-
-*, lar circumstances.
-The Coroner; * I don't see that we
can allows them'here at all. Unless
it particularly concerns this company^ I'don't .see tha£ we could al-
lowthem here"
- The Foreifian. The jury,1ms asked me to second Mr. Campbell's
wish that if there are any miners
here that, know,, anything about the
report of gas at that meeting, they
-would like to hear what they' have
to say-.-.
The Coroner: If there is anyone
in the. room", that'has heard what
Mr.-Campbell said, ho ..ought to
come forward to-morrow arid, be ex-
,■ amlned'on the point.
■   Mr.'   Campbell:   I    think   there
must be.several men in this room
who understand whnt has been said
In this enquiry, nnd, I would ask Mr.
* Burke to seo the interpreters tonight, nnd see thnt'the renupst Is
spread to-night by means of the interpreters. By that means the
news will reach tho men. I think
that Is nil we cnn do.
(Tlio  court  then  adjourned  ■ until
.Thursday morning, nt 9.30).
Mr. Wood:, In fairness to Mr.
Burke,. I may: say that I have discovered-that there is a,letter written to -Mr.'-** Stirling on the 17th of
October,.for this letter of Mr. Stirling's to Mr_ Burke (letter produced)
acknowledges the receipt of the let-
. ter of the 17tb. of October.. It is
not this letter at all but some other
letter. -■-.. ,,       ••
Q.   (By the Foreman):    Mr. Burke,
are you dependent upon the Western
Canadian Mine for employment?
A.   No, sir.' ' '
Q.   Are you fully employed by the
Union?
A.   By the Union, yes. ■
.  Q.   For how long/a period?       .   ■,
A.   For the,,last, twelve months..
Q. -And for the next period?
A.   Until' next June.
Q.   (By a juryman):    Knowing that
gas is the chief cause.of an accident,
is it right to suppose that every intelligent miner is always* on the.lookout for gas? •-        -'    -    *    •
-A.   Yes,, sir, , ,      ■
Mr. Wood:    The only explanation
Mr. Burke suggests is that he dated
this letter the 7th, when he should
'have dated it the 17th.   That may
. be the explanation.
The Foreman:   There is no doubt
then, if that letter was dated the 7th
in mistake that the letter did not
• have any reference to gas whatever?
'*■ Mr. Burke:    No.; it was in* refer
ence. to the return airway.,   > .
-' Andy Matson. sworn.
,   Questioned by Mr. Campbell:
Q.   Mr. Matson, you' are a miner in
the employ of the Bellevue Mine?.
A. • Yes, sir.* t
Q. I understand you were working
in, the mine at the time of the accident here on the night of December
9th last?
A Yes, sir
- Q. I think probably if you would
tell the jury yourself what happened
it' would be better Tell us, Mr Mat-
son, what you. remember about that
time '        . **■ *
A. You want me to give the evidence of what happened that night?
Q.   What time did you go into the
mine that  afternoon?
A.   At 3 o'clock.     ,' .     ,
Q. Where were you working?,
-A.. Working between 110 and 109.
(The. witness explained the position
of his' working place to the jury by
the' aid of the plan.) I was working at
109 in the last crosscut, between llu.
I ,• was working between 109- arid .110
driving an air shaft. ,.
Q. You - walked into the mine, of
course?'
A. We rode on the car.as far as
27 switch, and from there we walked
iri.
Q:   When you went in, did you find
anything, unusual while going to your
work in. the mine?
,A.   Everything all right.
Q. * You got, then; to between' 109
and 110 chutes at about 4.Id*.   .
A.   Yes. ' e
■  Q:  D:,d   you   find   everything    all
right?:,
' A.   Everything   all, right,    **  '
Q;   How" long did you  work?   .  ,
>A.   I started to run the compressed
air  drill/*'
■ Q.-  Arid then? <■.   .,
" A.*. About, 7 o'clock the compressed
air was shut off the machine. I didn't
look'* at * the time.        -'    -        ' -     *'
Q.   Where was the compressed an*
stopped first? .
A.   From the low-pressure pipe on
th eThiglrside;  '"
iQ.~- So about 7 o'clock this air was
crosscut by means of stoppings.
From- here (the inside crosscut)
some of the air is taken into here
all around, these faces by means of
brattice, and around the faces in all
these turns, you understand, that
are being worked by brattice cloth.
It comes along the top of the workings here, and comes through this
turn, and both these croscuts are
open.. The air comes in here,
travels along the top of these workings (these are the old workings)
and naturally the air all-comes in
this direction and travels along the
top of these, workings . (I am just
giving this roughly). . In here (between" 80 and 81) there is a regulator, and the air comes through the
upcast. The' regulator regulates
the quantity "of air that, goes up the,
upcast."
Mr. Mackie: I understand the
regulator should be"at 46?
Mr: Coulthard: 'No, I could put it
in anywhere.
Mr. Mackie. That split of air,
then ventilates, the upper portions of
this mine from 40 to 81?
Mr.  Coulthard:    Yes.
Mr. Mackie:' The tracings    that
' you have made with your pencil indicate a substantially correct statement of the ventilation of the mine
from _6'to 81?
Mr. Coulthard: That is correct.
• Now, coming inbye from 46, the air
goes up to 129 to * the face, of the
workings.' From there it is taken up
the very last chute next to the working face (chute No. 129), and It is
taken up around all these" working
faces (Exhibit A, showing where the
'working faces are bratticed).
Qf. (By a juryman): I* want to
know how this man got,air at his
working place?*
, Mr. Coulthard: Through a trap
door iri the manway. There will
-always be a certain quantity of air
ln these places. The air is deflect-
°ed from 129 to the faces from the
crosscuts, and the faces are bratticed in such a way that the air, is foremost to* the workings back in a
southerly direction to the return air
shaft to 82.
Mr.  Campbell:    Mr.  Wood    and
Mr. Coulthard have' suggested that
.   they will have a plan prepared showing the. correct method of ventila-
•- tion.    '
* Examination of Matson resumed by
Mr., Campbell:
Q.' You told us that about 7 o'clock
the air was shut off your compressed
air machine, and that shortly afterwards you noticed a quantity of smoke
following the ventilation towards you?
A.   Yes, sir.    .
Q.   Did you- hear anything at that
time?.
A.' No.
Q. >■ You heard no noise?
Ar ;No.   '*■■'*• _
'Q.   So' .that was the  first intimation you had that anything was wrong?
A.   I   didn't  know -anything    was
wrong. ,
Q.   Was this smoke in large quantities or in small quantit'es, the smoke
that you  saw'comine:?
A.   In lare*e quantities.
■*_   Did it have any smell?.
A.   No. I didn't notice.     No, there
was' no   smell.      Smoke . came .down
then** before when Ihey fired shots,
yon know.
6. What did you do when the air
was cut off and you saw the smoke?
A. Took out my bucket and started
on my lunch., You know, sometimes
the air compressor has stopped be*-
fore, and I thought it had done the'
same now. ■
Q.   Was all the air shut off then
or just the compressed air.     Was all
the air stopped going into'the mine?
(To be continued next week)
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. Domacich jednot distirktu "No. 18,
-  U.M.W.' of A.
Districtny staly vibor v za] do pova-
by stranwa tera'sej medos'tatku prace
v Haviarskom priemisle a po v zlast-
nom pretrasani toho, ponevac sa totika
udor nasej organizacie i-dosly sme na
dorozumenia aby sa v zrobilo pokrok
zaras v. tejto veci abi sa ■ postavenia
tomutq bqpomohlo v ktorom su*teras
muski postaveni a skuseni aby nepris-
lo horsie. _, -.
Vatsia ciastka' uhlokopov v ' tomto
districkte nemozu srobit zitia, nado-
vsetko je pravda'ze znie v dobe tvrdej
to sie dzia',6 w Sparcie z helotami, gdy
sie za nadto rozmnozyll; . po czesci
dzieje sie to i teraz, przy kazdym strajku; pry kazdym za miarze polepszenia
swojego '.bytu rzady uruchamiaja po-
l'cye i wojsko i nie opuszczaja sposo
bnosci do zabicia pewnej czesci upoinl-
najac'ych sie o swe prawa robotnikow.
Kazdy warsztat, kazda fabrykn, kaa-
da galez przemyslu, przy dzlsseiszym
ustroju & kapitalistycznym, jest tyklo
stajnia niewolnikow.
. Co za rodziny wytwarzaja sie z tych
niewolnikow i jaki ich spo sob z.ycia?
7 Znacznie gorczy.od zwierzat w stanie
natury: 'nie nie maja swojego — ani
czasu, ani miejsca, ani wlasnej osoby,
■wszystkle   potrzeby  osobiste   .-alat-
zemi a ka§dy znafivo je zima v tejto
casti, sveta.     Ponektory uhlokopi rob-1 wia3'a riie w pore i jakby ,przemycai_-„
ia ,mal6 '5vo  visej pol casu  kde na J'1*1 SP° sobem.
A Good Idea In Hair
Treatment*
,       1.1 a
Tho troiiblo wltli moat womon'a hnir
U that tlioy won't tuko tlio1 tlmo to
.Vive It pronor treatment.   If you want
your hair to havo that look of hmtro
und vitality, you muit tUko enro of It.
You cannot expect to huvo nplntullil
hair If you (imply run a comb throiiKh
' it In tho morning—kIvo It a dub un
tho outor odffo with n, ■bruMb—throw
it Into a braUI—riwituli It uroum! tlto
head—Jau in a few hair plim—und lot
It fo nt that, ...
Hair li llko any olhor grow Inn; thing
—It needi attontlon--lt n-oodn cure—It
twnftt thorough n-rnomlnir mmlm-lv—
not only ttie aair but the noalp,.
Tf ymi hiiv* th« XXmn nnrt *oiitlpr\(<«
you won't need any hair tonic—but
moit womon havnn'l.   Tbo next bt-ot
-        '           It In.the
thing If Nyal'e Hlnutono.
hatt thinr_oft.r»d to ttke
   . ..._ __~_  .he place
ot houre of combing and bnnhlng. .
It tonei up the rooti, brighten* tho
color, Improve*.the texture ana make*
root*
ft itav rrVeefulfir w.ierii'H~i.*f biit
rev.tuliKe*   tha
imiuiona  marally
rleoti"
rour
In artlitio bottle* Jl.00 and 660.
For salo hy
N. E78UDDABY
four Nyal Drugflit ohaarfully red*
©mmend* Hlrautpn* bj-eayaa he ypow*.
Ont. for each everyday tilm«i|:
Proceedings of, January    5th,    I9'i1.
convened rt *.9.30 a.m. n
Mr. Mnckie';'. It Is my intention to
call Mr. ,Burko to explain ono of his
statements mndo yostorday, which
seemed to put Mr. Stirling almost In n
hnd poslt'on/wlth rogard to his corron-
pondenoo. Mr. Thirke mado tho'Btato-
ment to. Mr* Wood that a cortaln com-
nmnicntlon'' was sent to Mr. Stirling,
which liqr* stated to my recollection,
wns In connoctlon with gns. I hnvo
tho gist, of tho letter whicli wns sont
to Mr. atlrllng, nnd I hnvo showod lt
to Mr.-lStlrllng, and ho snys It Is Rub-
Htnntlally corroct, Tho original will
ho oni his files, ho snvs, With tho
pormUfilon of Mr. Stirling I will rond
out to/the court, ho iir to correct tho
Unpr/Ssslon that was glvon to you yon-
tonlny, Tho lottor Is not In connection' with gas. Tho lottor In datod
Ociohor 7th, 1910. to Mr. Stirling:
', ,,(Lettcr read out In court, together with tho roply from Mr. Stir!-
'  Ing.)
So thnt. Mr. Tlurko's ovidoneo gnvo
n wrong Impression, nnd I glvo this ox-
nlnnntlon In nil fairness to Mr, Stirling.
JnmoH Thirko recalled.
(■■ik-fMoiipiI hy Mr. Wood:
O,. Tho point. Is this. Mr. rtnrko,
tlio mlnuto In  tlio hook, which  ro*
mllod to yon thnl ynu hnd inndo n
ooinmimlonllnn to Mr. Stirling was 11
mlnuto of n mcollng on tho Ilth of
Onlobc-r,     TIiIh cnmniunlnntlon Is 011
tho 7th of October, fio thnt. It. cnniiot
bo llio mm num Inn I Inn lo Mr. Stirling
rofiTod to In tho mlnuto of tlio 11IIT1,
A.   Did  I  hiiv  ho.
■Q,   Thnt Is whnt I apprehended my
leiin:-j*i frlond's iitntoinout wis,
Mr. Mncklo: „ \o,    tho   mooting
prior lo ihnt lottor,   1 hnvo c-iplnln*
cd that Mr. Ikirko wnn undor llm
IniproHRlnn tlmt thoro hnd" boon n
dlHctiRHlon n* lo gns; it wan tin to
lho rot nrn nlr wnv nnd lit*. (Ilnti-inr-"!
ot tho oullot, nnd I produce lho dorm*
W'lll   lit  idiot''.
Mr. Wood:   I wnn unking for tho
lottor wilttmi to Mr, H'lrilna In no
a-rriiinc-o wllh thnt rosohului),
Mr. Mncklo:   TIiIh u th-> ono,
Mr. Wood,   flint ennnot boj for
tf   !«'' fXfltrlii    ..Ifl-Vl.    iitiyt,   X.rifn...   ft-    ...
ooliillon In panned.
Mr. Mncklo: Thla la thn nxplnnn-
tion glvon to mo hy Mr. Durko,
• Mr. Wood: Thon wo may tnko ll,
I mipposo, thnt Mr. Durko did not
wrlto to Mr, Stirling In connoctlon
, w'.th ihnt ronolutlon of tho 18th
of October?
Mr. Mncklo! Thnt nnlurnlly follow*. T mippoRo, but Mr tlurko might
ho nblo to toll whether thnt I* ror-
ruct or not.    I would n»k pormla-
- alon for Mr. Stirling to look up hit
fllo. T think he haa got tho fllo.
nnd th-ftr-*** may be a posalblllty that
Mr. Tlurko hn« written lo Mr. Houth-
cote.
shut off from the, low pressure pipe
which supplied your machine?
A.   Yes. .;,'■'
Q. Up to that time had everythiiife
been all right?
A. Yes. The only^ thing I saw
was lots,,of smoke rushing in for two
minutes.       "   ' ,
Q. I am*,talk!n'g now up to the time
tho.air was cut off,
A. That, was after 7 o'clock. I
didn't look at *my watch.
Q. Almost all the afternoon was
everything all-right. . Did you see
any smoke?
. A,   Not until tho air line, was shut
off.  *"
Q. When the air lino was shut off
what was tho next thing that happened?
. A. I just saw tho smoko rushing
through tho crosscut for two minutes,
Q. You saw the smoke rushing
across the crosscut, What kind of
smoko?
A.   I- didn't take so much notice.   I
thought lt was-powdor smoke or something. ,    ,
Q.   You didn't tnko much notice?
A.   No.
Q.   You don't know whether it was
stenm,' smoko, dark smoko,  sulphur
smoko?
A;   No.
Q.   Which wny wns tho smoko coming from? )
A.   Coming with tho ventilation.
O.   Fbllowlng  tho  ventilation?
A.   Yos,
O.   Towards tho faco?
A,   Tho   samo as tbo, vontilation
goos,
Mr. Wood,   The vontilation goos
away from tho fnco
(Tho witnoss nttomptod to show
to tho jiiry, by monns of tho plan,
\ tho manner In whicli tho smoko nnd
vontllntlngnlr paBcd his place. Tho
jury objected on tho grounds that
thoro was nothing on tho plnn to
Indlcnto this.    In roply to Mr. Wood
Mr.  Mncklo  Indicated   li'i.   willing*
noRB to allow  Mr,  Coulthnrd, tho
mlno mnnngor, to show thn courHO of
tho nlr current on tho plnn, and Mr,
Coulthnrd  stated  thnt  tho     plniiH
woro truo copies of tho originals.
Mr.  Mncklo:   Mr. Coulthnrd, do
tho ni'lglnnl plans emit»ln any Infor-
nmtloii ns to tho circulation ot tno
nlr through the mlno, or with ro-
mird to thn stoppltiKB?
"Mr. Coulthnrd:   Thoy    vary,    you
miiHt undPi'Htnnd, nnd tlio plnn that
would hIiow Hint for n fow montliH
would hnvo to ho climmod for thn
nost fow months,
Mr. Mncklo:   T Intond  to bring
inom mieste velky dol pracuje moc
menej. Na inom mieste kde praco-
valo 300 muskieb a vidavalylOOO tony
dene --teras—nevidavaju^len-**i 00"7tonT
Pristahovalsich uhlokopov do toholo
do toholo distriktii bes luslty rok pre-
visoval odpredaj cily odbit„uhla be
moc viacej jako-polozenia bolo zaruce-
no. •■ Skovo y kasdej osade muski lezia
ponevac nemozu dostal prace. .■
Jak sa veci teras maju. ,vibor se
roshodnil obratil sa na kesdleho uda v
nasej organlzaclo toholo distrlktu a
zrobit nejakle povadki cily pokrok abi
sa mohlo odpomach k hromadniemu
stahovanu sa muskich do nasich Hav-
iarskich osiad a bolo roshodnuto pos--
lat , 5islo tielilo riadkov- kasdlomu
udovy abi to posilal do Starieho kraju
abi videly v jakom sme tu polezniu
tak podobne Casoplsy Robotnicke bude
otom upovedomonlo v starom krajl.
So vsetklm" prlanim pro dobro na-
sieh udor.
Smo vasy bratia,
W. B. POWELL,
Pres.
A. J. CARTER,
Soo.-frons.
Dlst.'l8,-U.M.W.A
TYLKO SOCYALIZM
ZNISZCZY   NIEWOLNICTWO
ovidoneo Inter on to show that this
W ostntnlch stu latnch"zastosowanlo
nnuk sclslych I przyrodnlczych do
przemyslu olbrzymlo pomnozylo
srodkl produkcyl 1 wzbogacllo ludz-
koBc.—korzyscI jodnnkzo z tego pocho-
dzneo staly bIo udzlalom tylko Idas po-
Hlndnjnoyeh 1 w znncznoj czesci mar-
niijii slo na armlo, floty, forty flkocyo,
kolojo Btrntogl07.no ltp., w ten sposob
poRtop tcchnlczny nlc dohrogo robot-nl-
kowl nlo przvnlosl, przoolwnlo wytwn-
rza konkiircncyo din jogo iiiIobiiI I tarn
gdzlo go potrzebujo, npychn go do
rzodu klopkl przy miiBzynlo a cornz
wleksza spccynllzacyn pni cy zubija w
nlni zdolnoHcl mysloiiln.
■Ir-Hzczn iirzod Hloma lnty robot nlk
potrzolhownl myHlon I rozuino wnc —
obocnlo potrzobujo lylko uwnziic 1
H|)lca/.y'c sle, — to JoBt 'przcHlnJ'i bye
czlowlokloni, a stnjo fllo czckpIii mnR-
zyny.
Znmomil hniiHiiincncI IcorzyHtnJn z
ulopszonoj produkcyl I zaopntnijii bIo
w nloHlychniio zbytkl, -- wlniu-lclolo
fnliryk w |)oi()i'.iii)iloi)lii poinlodzy solm
wyclHknJn styflld Ink /. innHzyn, Jnk I •/.
ludzl nliHliiKiiJurytili tnkowo, dn.lii znto
iiuiszynli! ~~ Hiiiiirowiiiiln I ropora oyo,
n czlowlokowl tylo plnnUidxy nn Jed-
v.o\\'o, uhrnulP I mlcszlumlc, ahy mog)
Jiik'iin.||i|liiloJ nn nlrh prnoowno; dzW-ol
Jaki to gatunek czlowieka mglby sie
wytyorzyc przez kilka pokolen, wylac-
znie z..robotnikow i'robotnic,7zdener-
v.'owanych^ednostfgffoscia'pwycieiiezo"
nych brakiem i' coraz szybsza pra ca?
Cale, (na krzywdzie oparte) szczescie
dia ludzkosci, ze robot nicy jako rasa
w ciagu 3 lub 4 pokolen nikna, a ich
miejsce w- tempiekle produkcyl zaste-
puja zbankrutowani drobnl wlasciciele
z miast, a wiecej jeszcze ze wsi.
Za to wlasciciele wlelklch obszarow
ziemi, maszyn I robotnikow zyja zupel-'
nie inaczej; uzywajn, naduzywaja .1
choruja'z przesytu I ze straciiu, aby
tego, co maja nie utracill,—-a co naj-
gorsza maja tyle czasu, zeby wylacz-
nie opanowac rzady i ten stan swojego
dobrobytii, wzglednio przesytu, — a z
drugiej strd ny niewolnictwo rohotnlka
—utrwallc,
Pnmlmo to, ta specynlizncya prncy i
techniczny postep powln'ny bye dobro-
dziejstwem. To mnszynyj wynalazki
sn wlasclwie na to, nby czlowieka wy-
bnwlc z nlowoll i zmnlejszyc czns pos*
wie cony nn ordynnrnn prnco, -—'nby
czlowlek mog] zyc jalto swobodnn 1s-
tota, a nie jako czesc iilopszonogo nnr-
zodzia prncy.
Wynnlnzczosc ludzkn jest nlos Icon-
czonn, — fill w przyrodzlo, dn jneych i :=:
slo obroclc na korzysc czlowieka, moc| —
wlolka..,. nlo czlowlc-k wyslln file na
to, aby ujarzmic swojogo bllznlegb I
uczynln silo jego inloHiil tnuszn od
pary, elektrycznoscl, wody lub wiatru,
Jest nn to wszyatko'Bposob, Dzls
mnszyna robi z robotnlka nlowolnlkn,
potrzobn, nby robotnik obrocll ninszyno
na wln8iia korzysc,
Potrzobn WHzolklo zrodla produkcyl
zroblc wlasnoscin ogolu, .a nlo pewnoj
llczby wyzysklwnczow.
Czns juz znlszczyc przegrody ))om-
lodzy klaBaml,
Czns juz nnroBzcki znlKzczyc ulowol-
nlctwo.—Robotnik I'oIhI-I. *
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! good care of yout- savings and pay full
Compound . Interest on deposits of One Dollar
or more.- Your money will always be at
your command, ready to be withdrawn from
the Bank without delay, at any time you
require it. „ *        ■*'-•,■ ...
JOHN ADAIR, Manager. Fernie
P, Carosella
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes
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l.nfiiyotto, ("nlo,, alio Kcopo dl nlutiirol
suoi prlnclpnll, 1 pndronl dcllc uiirii*!
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r
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Ui.ftiliitillc*, without clmruo, in the
quickly njcoruilu _iiiroi.inli.il froo whoUiur mi
InTontinu In prabKblf patinitflt)ut..£(iNiniiiiil'».
' tloii««lrli)lirrniiil(iuiitlttl..HAnOQOOK on rulnilti
•ant fro*, (ililoat niranrr furiincurliiillmlnti'*.
l'ntonn taken iliroui;)) Munn A Co, rocclrs
Scicmific jf mericait.
A hM-iilMiinoly tlliinf rnt«vl wwnly.  Ijinm*l dr.
rulnlliin nf nnr »t-iiniililti Juuniiil.   'lamia for
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ll uuwaiu-iiloni.
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List of Locals District 18
zim robotnlkov.*   otrxyiiiuja   -_vyl.s/.tii|
ccnli!, ink v,w, pniktyrzuo, to Jest tylo
wlndomoHci; (izidiy, gdy 'ch ojcinvlo zo
Hliiiin wyhinkowiiiil, mogll leli y.n hlnpli!
I117V niiiHitynlp,
rowlndnjn, I*. rlirzoRrlnnlxm HkriiR
.,,•1      .,,  l„      ,.l;   ,-.. 1.   M    ., I   >     ■ 1      .
LE CORAZZE DELLA PACE
Ih not a corroct copy of tho working plnn.
Mr. t_ nnlthnrd: So fnr -nH tho
(•nglnoor'H roportK nro r-oii.-crnod, I
lmvo no hosltntlon In «nvlng thnt
UiIh Ih n truo copy, nnd nIiowh tho
tiuu.i. i.t-nuii oihj wi  ...-_- initio,      i„-11|-„„„ „„,.,,„ ,i«.«-»..__._,•„_.._..,r„„,„i
Mr Mncklo-   Tn there nnvono f.y.l'/"lil»"nn iw.no dnfy ».nlP«|Mnlii-nlP**nl-
copt tho mlnorn tlmniHolvoH Ihnt |ii»ciwi». iinnwrRymy I WHzclklch Innych
would ho In « poult Inn to Hny If, RMimkow m-lohu n nyi lUUIuJi-xy ro-
thorm Ir anything wrong w'th this j hotnlk, hftdnc przyknty do ma tiiyuy,
plnn or not? nlo Jcnt xwyenxajnym nlmvoliilklcm?
A^WilJ^An ml - Nlowolnlelwn d.l.!tf.«, o tylo bywi ]n"r^^
vtty*.     Thoy  nro  competent   on- "■«>»<*»■• ••■'■ «'** '»•)■ »• i»("-» K"'u-
glnoorB. nnd I promimo thoir mir- n„"». prncy robotnik do pownego «top
NO,
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(Kl
III)
(MI)   IliirmlR
Chi-iiPglo memrc regain dlccl niln*
llonl dl dollari alln ciiuhu dcllu pun'
iinlvorwile mitre fcriim fldiiclu clm II
govern-.! degll Htntl ViiUl cimtliuieru
li mdlnitro conr/zn nello rx-clnlcrln dl
mi egn it niiif.--.im_' aciouistit. t at im_ (i :.~s Can in oro
i'il- c j.In liiii.j-i*. ,-ji/.i i.illa t i-,'iit
vlone delle eornu*/t> per In iiinilna iln
Kiiorrn cho nolln lottn per In pnen un!-
vei-Hiilo.
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Corrected hy Dlrtrlct i*;'-i'i'"i.r:* up to Nriv«-mlier r>, X')Xd,
NAME SEC, AND P. 0. ADDRESS.
Ilniilihend  ....    !•'.  Wln-ntli-y, lliitikhpnd Altn.
Jlenver rreplc'7. W. Wninon,  Heaver I'rooY, vin  I»lrn-!i**r.
llollnvun    1. Hu ke, Hello*.no, l-'ranli, Altn.
L'ltn    lfhilriiiiiri" lame!. Tuiiiliiill, lllaliiunre. Alb-rlu.
ThontiiH flrrmnrv,  lliirmtn, Alni.        ■>
■I, Noll, Cnrnnnre, Allii.
W. (iriihnm, Coleninn,, Alln.
(},   M.  DuvIcr,  (inrhondiilo,  Colomnn. Altn.
I.,  HiickiiH. Cnnllff, Altn.
,loncH, Corbin, 11. C.
voys nro corroct.
Mr. Coulthnrd oxplnlnod tho
course or tho ventilating current as
follows! *
To koop tho Air going along the
main gangway, or fn any point you
wish H, you must put n Mopping In.
in ordor to prevent a short circuit.
The Bin cnmo In through tho mc.
cosscut horo, It goes this way up
to the counter gsngwny. It como»
along the gangway to 40, and there
Is n split at -IA. This air comes
right up horo to tho fourth cross.
nln Jost wol nym, nlo x drugloj utrony
—JoKt. gomzom, ho nie xnpewnln mu nn
wot. nnJnednnleJRicego utrstymniiln be*
jswiiglednlo — prieclex groxl mu clnglo
brnklem prncy 1 glodom.
Ma»z>ny tak (.(agio tile dOMkoiialit,—
tochnlkn tylo wynnjduje nowych sii 1
xnprxega jo do praey, zu rubntnlkoiu
nlc nlo ixiionlaie tylko, nlbo tdobywac
dia slcblo core* krotate godtlny prncy,
albo w torat wiekstej liable stawaci
sle liPda hpiuxytecsnyml 1 prty kazdpj;nrp a scuola e gll adultt battono I
oknxyl bedn Ich nlszcxyc nedm. n nn-< marclapledl dflllo grandl <Kia sent*
IL   LAVORO   DEI   OAMDINI
Negli Stntl Unltl cl Bono uu uilllono
o Holtocoiito mlln hnmhlnt cho si
Ktindngnnnno ib pnne Invornndo nello
miniere, nel mullnl. nellp fntfnrlp, nel
MAgmlnl,
Onente elfre rlmehlnrnn'-i II prndo dl
dvilta rngglnunto da que«t« crlstlanla-
hi ma repubbllca. *
1 bambini lavorano Invce dl and-
cut and Is deflected north along this wti wybljac policy* | wojsklem, jak > poter trovar lavoro.
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Corbnndolo
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Ilonmer ..
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M. Honlc. 434 I-orno street, Norwood, Edmonton.
I). Hccs, Kcrnle, II. C.     .
C. Nicol, Frnnk, Altft.
J. A>io, Hosmer. II. C,
.1. t„ Jones, Hillcrest, Altn,
I..    Mw.ve,    I'.O.    Ihix    tl?.,   LfciUhftdge.
W, U Kvans. Mile. Frnnk. Alta.
M.  U.liUy,   Muph*.   U'iif,   IlKlU'VUe, AUa,
Michel   M. Hurrell. MfchH, II. C.
    Passburg    Jaa. Davis. Pfefslturg, Alberta,
2SI9   Hoyal Collleriea. James McKlnley. Royal Colliery, Uthbildge, Alta.
102   Taber   William ltuMell. Taher, AUa.
W»   Taber      B. Hrown. Taher. Alta.
14   Monarch Mine. .  J. C. Hughes, Tftber. Alberta. PAGE EIGHT
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C, JANUARY 28, 1911
,♦'  SOTTO   IL   PATRONATO    :
■_►        DELLA BANPA ITALIANA
*-»-
r/Itnliiuii sono uilii invit-
al.i d'hitervcnire in, questa
interessante conferenza. Doin-
♦ enic-a, 29 eorfento. alio" oro
•**> '2.30 p.m.. Pernio Opera House
<►       1'rezxio dei entrtua 50 cents.
RICH  COAL
FIELDS
'"     AT   NEW ALBERNI
VICTORIA; B.C.—A ^eam of hitum-
inous coal three foot in Width has been
discovered right in the heart of Xew
Albcri.il, and samples of the find arc
to be seen at the offices' of Hanning-
lon and  Jackson, barristers-at-law.
The discovery, which was'made some
two weelis ago when operations were
being* carried ou in the centre of the
town with a large steam shovel which
brought to light the coal seam. The
samples brought to Victoria are taken
from the ground ten feet above high
water mark at the base of the hill;by
the Albemi canal.' The coal, which
is ■sh'ity'in appearance, is'being used
by blacksmiths for welding without
being coked. The Hnd is said'to be
of considerable importance.     • -   -.■'•
<j*> ^> •$***■«> *^# i$i4r*fr ■&-§>•?&*£><&•<&'&•& ]
LOCAL ITEMS
Secure your seats early al McLean's
Drug Store ior "A *f?iubborn Cinderella."
Cecirtfc 11.. Boulton, ex-City 'Clork,
c.haiwd, wiih misuse of funds whilo in
office, was senreiK-ed by .ludso Wilson
to .twelve months' impriannmeiii on
Tuesday, left for Nelson in charge of
Constable Win, Leiu-y on Thursday.
Ou Wedin-silay a (WM. fireman
named' Kennedy, in itlii-'hlin**; from his
engine* at Wardner had the misfortune
to slip under the wheels. reaultiiiK in
.such injuries lo one Ie... that ir was
found necessary in aippjitate. lie is
itl present lying in the' hosiiU.il at
Crnnbrook in a critical 'condition.
- The Feruie I _iuc*rtu>; Assembly is
holding bi-weekly tributes to the ter-
pischore.-ui art. and the zeal of the devotees is ever on (lie increase. The
next mit- will lie held on Feb. 2nd, at
lbuce's Hallp and olrpudy there are
luany who nre lookhiK forward ex*'
peclantly to that dato. ■•Ilnmsav's Orchestra furnishes lhe musi.-uI ueconi-
'paiiiuient.
Count Delia (Jlniestra K-'SKio Sal-
valore, who on'joys the distinction of
being one of the world's greatest globe
trotters, is at present lu the city, and*
will deliver* a lecture in Kalian, describing his rambles over both continents.     The proceeds'of these mcct-
; ings is foi' tiie benefit of his country
men on whose * behalf he'is endeavoring to increase the ties thai bind
theni' one lo another in all that affects their  welfare.
The lecture will be delivered in
Italianhecause.tnuch to the regret of
the speaker, his knowledge, of English is insufficient lo deliver the lecture in that language. Ii is expected
that the Italian colony will' be out in
force, on Sunday at the Fernie Opera
House at 2.:.0 p.m.   -
HOTEL DE DETENTION ,
CITY  OF FERNIE SCHOOL  BOARD
,   Account of CASH  Received and Expended During 1909 and 1910 through
'   I,     •,      Trustees'  Banking Account .
Cash on hand—January, lst,1908 - * $ *1,_02.26    "
Cash received from City ...   50,857.60-
Bnrik Overdraft (Home Bank) *    3,454.59 ^
Building Account..'7. .'	
Ceneral Expenditure   .   .,.   .' , ■.'*.'.
Balance at Canadian'Bank of Commerce	
$42,865.1.
15.999.90
•19.47
S. W. BARCLAY. City Treas.,
January 13th,  1911.
*    $58,914.51    $38.9i'1.51
Certified Correct,- ,    „■
"* '       R. "W. McDOXALD,
January 3 3th,  1911.
_ CITY OF FERNIE SCHOOL BOARD
Statement of all CASH.received and expended  during   1909   and ^1910.
Cash on hand,-Jan. 1, '09..". $ 4,602.26
Received from City, as per
School Books, Jan. '09 to-r
July 31, 1910 *. 50,857.66
Over Draft—paid by City . . • 3,454.50
raid direct hy Cl*$y  ......    18,425.51
$7,7,310.02
S. W. BARCfLAY, City Treas..
January; 13th, IHU.
By Credit on Lot     $ 1
.Expenditure        76
Balance on hand at Bank
of Commerce, taken over
by City N *	
,000.00
,290.55
•19.17
Certified Correct,
r. w: Mcdonald, '
January 13th, 1911.
PASTE  THIS   IN   A   CONSPICUOUS
PLACE
Below arc, the localities of the drop*,
letter boxes: ,  ■ - .    ■       ■ \.  y
On Victoria Avenue (collections twice
•" daily— > -   -•'
Opposite Presbyterian"'Church; at
Ferrfte Hotel, at Bleasdell's Corner,*
opposite Central School. ■ "
-.'■Call once a,day—
■'.'Corner of Tlowland-and"Thompson
Avenues; Corner-Thompson and-Railway (G.N.) Street; -Cornel- Chlpman
and Thompson Avenues; Corner Chip-
man .and Cox Street; Corner Dalton
and Cox Street (Recreation Ground).*
Call once a' day—
In Yi'est Fernie, •(.. Holmes' Grocery.
Stamp Vendors:
"A, AV. Bleasdql!, AV. A, Ingram'.1 P.
AI. Albo, P. V.-James (Victoria Vvenue,), C Holmes (AVest Fernie), and
Annex Grocery .(Kefaury). '
James Wallace and R. H. .MeEwan
are partners in'the collecling contract
and are making their rounds on fool,
d'vidiiis the .district'between them,
This can be more quickly effected
than one nian wiih a*horse.and rig.
P.'Kennedy, of Kennedy and Mangan, left on AVednesday for,-Halcyon
Hot Springs, where it is .hoped that
his sojourn, may result, in ridding him
of rheumatic pains to' which lie is a
mtirtyi'.       ,
a-
a
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[al
®
a*
a
a
ifsi
■ B___gs_sa-_taB_BS8_g^^
Three more days'and the Great Stock-taking
Sale will he a thing, of the .past.      '   -   "*
Owing to the "general advance in the price of all
raw material,d££. values now' offered'are in many
instances lower than tlie'.wholesale'and mill'cost.
..Here'you will find money, saving values never
before equalled;' the m'or,e you spend the more you
save.   Get the benefit. ■ '
Drygb.p'ds'. '.* V,\ ^
Ready-tbrWear*;-; *
Boots ahd.Sh:o^s'::'''
Men's-^urhishing
Furniture
STATEMENT   Showing   CASH   Recei ved   from   City   Beyond   Government
. •       Grant
Cash received--Jan.  1,  '09 • '
to December 3!,  1010   .. $50',S57.0G
From City—as per particulars in above statement 3,45-1,.59
,, Ditto 18,425.51
■ $72,737.76
Credit  balance  on   City-
School account, Jan. 1,'09 $ 2.321.51
Debentures   $15,000
Special Govt. Grant. 25,000
On
40,000.00
10.45S. So
Other Govt. Grants received
Amount rec'ble from* Boiul
Co. on School account .. 1,253.35
Credits in City Books *.... /     3S9.09
■Ditto            49.47
J Ditto           -. 242.'55
Ditto    ,       270.75
Ditto         7..,  32.15
< Ditto           1,000.00
Balance    '.'...".  16,720.01
572,737.70
There aro only eisht guests, in'the
City's   Mupn'clpal   Boarding    l^ouse.
The  register  shows   no  arrivals  this
..week.     The squad is kept  busily engaged shoveling snow. "'
FERNIE   LIKEWISE   PLAYED,
x	
There was a hockey match at Craii-'
broolc, and it snowed. Fornje players
claim they are determined to lender a
protest,.- against5 ihe referee. rhe
score is hidden in the preceding paragraph, if found, call up>C.
—n-ucuie-yuur-searsmaT.-yar*.MTTCuairs
Drug Store for "A Stubborn' Cinderella."
A Government Grant of $3',000.00 was deposited direct into School Banking Account—in the above statement it is added to amount received by
the City, as shown in City's Books, and credited to the City in the amount
$50,857.66. • . -,
S. .AV. BARCLAY, ■"_.>■ Trea-*.,   Certified Correct—
■   7lanuary 18th, 1911. R. AV. McDONALD, .
- January 13th, 1911.
Total  Expenditure of School Board in Two .Years, 1909 and 1910   '
School Buildings and Furniture ....-  ....   .
Rent and Temporary Building	
Salaries .'. .
Caretaker :	
Secretary .. -: ,.?.._-,
Insurance    ;... *   '.. - ■
Fuel .-. ..*>  ..'.	
Printing '....- .... .'. ^  .
Expenses '...''.       !■
AVater ..." .'." ;
Light _ .;..-	
Loss on Debentures	
Charged through School Books
Charged through Cltv- Books..
553,216.07
"1.3C0.S4
17,492.61
1,011.94
2G2.00
727.50
329.35s
45.00
1.42G.G1
130.00
S4.00
*    201.00
$5S,SG5.04
17,425.511
$70,290.55
S. AV. BARCLAY, City Treas.,
January-13th, 1911.
Certif'ed ^Correct,  -    "    .
'    R. AV.  McDONALD,-
January  13th, 3911.
''.RETURN   THANKS
'"■"lie numbers .of Taber.Locals, 102
and 1959.,IT. M.AV of A..do.hereby
heartily thank the members of the
Tnhpr City Band for ' the courlesy
shown -lo the, widows and orphans of
the Bellevue Mine Disaster, theii-' delightful music and support serenading,
the town in behalf of those who are
left to mourn tho loss of thoir loving
fathers and husbands; we also thank
the citizens of Taber, generally for
their liberality iii donating for such a
cause of charity.
Amount collected. $149.25
Signed on behalf of Taber Local,
Xo 1959, <s,.
A:- BATE-MAN,   Pres.,'
S. TOTHERBY,.Vice-Pres'
II.   BROOKS,   Rec.   Sec'
ED. BROWNE Fin. Sec.
behalf   of   Taber  Local
Signed
Xo. 102,
D. MILLAR. Pres. .
AV, RUSS1DLL, Secy.
ALMOST   EXTINCT   IN   B.  C.
Scare heads _n the newspapers proclaim Ilie fact that "Half of the Liberal Parly, has one Over (o the Go-'
veriiment."' Such being the caso the
question, arises,-what will happen if
the oilier halt goes* over? ' "Would it
not he dis-membcred entirely?
ROBERT    BURNS,   POET,    1759-1796.
st a
apartment i$
in the lead .*
the Specials
Saturday!
:.25c*
/.25c:
..15c.
..20c.
..iik
Siuiligbt and Lifebuoy Soaps, 6 bars*. .*..,'
, Ijfew Fancy Seeded -Raisins, 4 pkts, ...:.
Cream of. Wheat Breakfast Food, per pkt.
3 lb, Tins Preserved Apricots, each	
2 lb. Tins Table Syrup, each	
5 lb, Tins Table Synjp, each...-...<* *,..'.. .25c.
Fancy Navel Oranges, regular 'IC)*.:., Special SOc. doz.
Our prices are all comparatively low.; .We offer
the highest quality of table supplies for less money
thaw you can'buy elsewhere, together witha prompt
and courteous service.. .'We save money for others
—-Why not for you?
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(An, appreciation by A Drithoiv Scot't;
Wednestlay mai-ked the one hundred
computing the age* o'f those who are
deceased, but Robert Burns is ono of
those who will never die. ora week
and more we shall hear and read much
concerning the man of genius. The
Roentgen ray qf many intellects will
be turned upon the period 1759-1 TOG, to
set forth' if possible '■what manner af
man Robert Burns really was. As'
a personality he was powerful and
fascinating a man w;ho understood
h's fellowmen; who entered into-Iheir
joys, and sympathized with them in
their stfwoys. as no ' "writer, * ancient
or modern has done; because in his
brief and varied course he knew lifo
in all its phases, and had himself
touched life at all points. ' .
It. is difficult to realize'to the full'
what Burns had* done in preserving
and beautifying the "Auld Scots Sangs.
According to that wonderful law by
'.whicli good' was being -continually
brought out, of evil, sweet from'bitter,
so ; from out of sins and sufferings
Burns had distillqd for -us precious
] lessons, made musical in ' terse and
vivid language, which could only die
with our native speech. Burns' poems
showed' the wonderful versitality___of
and fifty-second birthday of Robert
Burns, the. Scottish National, Bard.
Rome may question the good tasle of
...sgenius. Hi's songs placed hin^ on
a still higher- pedestal than even his
poems'!.  They  were  as marvellous in
their number as' in their quality. And
his letters tiro a revelation in their
wide knowledge of history, litcraiuro,
men and affairs, lie eang of glorl-
pus,, immortal, splendid, deathless love
Say ><*hat we would, it was love that'
really made the*world go round. And
this great poet sang of it in"all,its
phases. ' "lie had the-,fine wisdom
thai, realized that compared with it, all
Other-joys arc pale indeed.
Scotland "never produced a nobler
patriot tllan Robert Burns. Again
and again does he offer up the prayer.
"Ihal he might be able to do something
for' "Auld Scotia's Sake," to sing a
song at least. .'And'be puts a seal to
his patriotism hy two ot the greatest
war-odes in any language, "Scot's
wha hae wi* AA'allace bled," and "Docs
haughty Gaul invasou threat," the one
emblaming in immortal words the valour of our forefathers, and the other
inciting- future generations to the defence^ of- their native land.'. Burns'
love _ of freedom, was no doctrinaire
affair. H'e felt thai, thc rights of the
individual could, only be secured by
mainlining-the integrity of the nation,
and the honor of the throne.     He had
no,.conception of that flabby.modern
humauilarianism, which would sacrifice  iho  nation  in   the  interests ,of
tho people, who, should the chance be* ,
given thom would make war against
ourselves.. But bis patriotism was
nu narrow selfish emotion resting on
Scotland aloiie. ' His large heart went.
to far wider circles than that Ilo did
not. grudge prosper!ly and happiness lo
other lands'. It. was this larger patriotism that animated him with the inspiration, the' purity and simplicity,
and* truly Christian*,'character' wliich
has never been equalled far less excelled—that made him long for. the
development of the world-in tho brotherhood of man. -
AVe '-tre  thankful  that distance  is
enabling us to see his l'fe in a true'
perspective,  aud,  to  estimate  it, not^
according   lo   human   prejudice,   but
by that standard which is at once one*
of justlce1aii(l„mercy.   Compared with
many whose smug and sjmpei'ing0exis- *
tenets is but a thin, veneer .for moral
corruptions of which he was absolutely guiltless, Burns' life with  all its
aberrations shines glorious and trans-,-
cendent.     As tho nges grow, and the -'
true standard .of...moral judgment9''becomes* more clear, the.life of. Burns"
will,   in ■ its   generous   siirir>lir.itv7.nil
noble .manhood," shine more-and more
unto the perfect''day. - •■    ••   *- ,*
•-  D.'S. -'.
MliMyBBtft^
Llio first, attraction undor the (Ivand Theatre's New Management
Chas. A. Goettler presents
The Musical Flay of Quality and Merit
Y
H
60   People
Including 40 Girls
A bright and
glittering
whirlwind of
good, clean
fun, comedy
and music
Magnificent
production,
Gorgeous
Costumes
20 Big Song Hits
Secure your tickets at McLean's Drugstore. Prices 75c to $2. Curtain 8.15
_._-<    *     **v7'     •'■■ >-j,'lJ-\l> *<v ■!-■* *    '''''*Vf_ 'V-'. --1 '>:'<■ '■■'■*'.s..■•-. ■*.-■'■■-■/'i*-*'  *' «l*'*"r ;. ■'■:--. -■.-■"■ •"** ■*■';■_■ " '** _■.* *  -,■ •
40 Beauties
V
of the Whistly Sort
»•••• *****"—t*—***- » "■" .■—■i-i ■_■-TiT "r '■ '"""Mr^^-^^^Ml^.'ViSiT,.,"*"**!"'™,.
I
Containing
elements that
go to make
the old happy
in the ibrgetfulness
of their age
**. *
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FINAL OK ACT III    THE ORANGE BALLET.
A laugh every!  .
minute and then
some.    You'll for
get your troubles
Best Musical Play
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