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7 .INDIANAPOLIS,' Feb.-■ 2.—The ' national convention of'the United' Mine
"Workers adjourned sine die today'after
.- receiving a "report from the scale.com-'
,.. mittee "showing that the operators had
■yrefUwd-all the demands for liacrease*
ewages Jand changing of mining condl-
. 7-''ttons.-r "' Theypnventioh. ordered the
.' ^- 'c6mmittee^.c(m^u6 the negotiations
";'aiidrii'a'n^a^^meiit^flB "reached and
^fthe'convenUoa^to^not* called * to '-reas-
'■** '•'■I'aemble,' to.- suluolt'/the scale ".agreed
ti upon* trf *a -referendum vote of themln-
,, era', together with the reasons which
led5 the committee to",'agree with" the
"operators.   .-   •-  y    •' •',   ';.-,.  ■"*; ,_
'■ ,s The'continuance of committee^ with
Implied orders to keep up the negotiations with'the" operators is construed
". to mean-that ,th*?re-;inay ■ be}a com-
*' promtsei and,-lf President* White "does
not think It*would be approved by
-, the miners, it will "be -Hilbmitted to a
-, referendum vote.-.*If he should regard
It favorable to < the, miners'and yet
:• J   ;»■'-,likelyv;to be>ejected,(he will call'the
*;-7'delegates"together again)that there
7-ymay*be,discussion'oh* the situation.  -
j* *.*-*,     *  ^    ^ i- - *, -- *   *•,."- ii" -,' -      .
.,,(, !\.    . - «   , ^he 8ub-Committee   ,
■ *7 - C'7 "''itx th-«.event!of j'ptir scale committee'
7.   .'being unable^to.-oe'gotlate a satlsfac-'
* they," be' empowered" to ■ ,'formulatel a
* f-,    * policy,'provided this convention Is not
y    ;.M»wnvoned, aubject" to>a. referendum'
.7;7* ybto^r^tbo- memlfeeWp, ito^yorn
.7• 77- the of^aisicatiois'in securing, satlBfac^
.    !"  (llie^bo^ld^l^tt^^the^M^
" .-      lutlon of "Ihe Iteftle Committee^
- 8Uh^om'mltt^f^cinfeiiiM
'7.  carry **jn MgotlatlotiBion tbe?agTeement
Qneatlbn) thoWj John P. .White.-Intw-)
; riationBlvBresldient7i/.f M;*'^'W:;*,ot7A:Ji
' chairman. 7 v.Tbe; mine -workerararere^
pres^ted byithe^follo%tng:;;:FraBclt'
Feeban, president ofl"Distrlct,5, and.
, MooreM-Tproa]^tot ibfvJWstHet; 6,tiaad
., T. L, LOwia^of ;Ohlot W;f».:Y»tt Horn,
prosldetot o&Dist, li; and: Jamea^HoU
dan "0*, Indiana;'!John H7"Wail"er,; pre*,
aldentof the Illinoisininora, and Dim-
. can MdDonalfl, Otitbo.-isame. state. -.,-(.
The operator's were representod in-
the subcommittee conference by tbo
following" porson'aj^'W'. W^' Koofor and
G. W. Hchluedei^ger^f'^enniyl.
Tania;' d'SirlHauiFer. and'S.-A. Colo,
of Ohio; P. H. Penna and A, M. Ogle*
of Indiana and-. Harry N. Taylor ond
A. J..Moornhead^of Illinois. ; -r-
- '''■■'••- Ratolutlona- y *-■ "''^
, Tho last "week of the convention was
onoof'tense interest and anxiety, AH'
the hours rdlfod by It beenrae quite
evident that- ho ajrrcement could pbs*
albIrbiB>ttfrlVtd",aV-with'tho operators,
Whilst' Hhe scale* bommlttoe' verb! Ih
confefencb with jtbo* operators, tho delegates occupied their timo w'th other
- matters of, import to the organisation,
Among the resolutions passed before
closing are7    7
"Any officer of any branoh of tho
'. organisation accepting a salaried political offlco othor than that of a state
logislatof, member of congress, member of provincial or dominion parlla*
ment, county sheriff, or member of
stato board of arbitration, local
. school board, city, borough or town
council or local poor boards, shall
resign his office In the United Mine
Workers lramedately upon bis acceptance of the same.
"Strikes' shall not be called In any
unorganised field without tho sanotlon
of an international convention or the
Interactional, executive board; -' and *> no
financial aid shall be furnished by tbe
international union for the support of
any,strike until after the:strike has
been in effect four weeks! unless otherwise decided by the' international'executive board.""*-' -  -V    ■   '7
i '*   -       . t     *   "
"Plans to be made for the establishment of a sick and accident- department in the. organization." ' y
<>?n echo.bf the MeNamara case was
Vl'-. -» *v .
heard when a resolution of censure
against Judge jAnderson,. and ■ his" removal, from off Ice,'for the dismissal of
the charge of kidnapping against Wm.'
J. Burns, the noted sleuth, ,-was brought
forth and 'carried. .'   '
: Adolph, Conner and Geo. W. Lackay
were ..elected" delegates-to the 1912
.world's mining congress, -and George
Moore , and Duncan,-McDonald ,to attend tbe, 1913 congress . .TheBe results - were - received with - tumultuous
applause by the large Socialist element
In '.the-hall. - --■' „ ;' - '* y
: The" question' of *tho .scope and
sphere, of the United Mine" Workers'
Journal was also discussed, as to
whether It should confine itself sbiely,
for labor purposes, oi* also for political purposes, and It wasresolved that
it be used to serve'the-political interests of the miners', union and the
general labor movement . In' the discussion it was also clearly shown that
the delegates, were" emphatlcaliy, adverse - to" muzzling the * editor.    77
Indianapolis was again chosen as the
meeting, place for the next convention
—1914,' that city beating-Milwaukee
by oyer a hundred ..votes.-*-      *--—--   .
' .        Closing Remarkt.,      - ■   ;
- In'   his * closing 'remarks.President
-White said, ,>•.., . 7 .'.= ■" ■ v    ,, ,.'.
• "This_ convention has:been,remarkable in itB. accomplishments, as-, well
as-in the",harmony   .that   prevailed.
The -work", done in 'bo v short- * a time
le" little Jess than"maWe|lous.   A new
Hold^yTftcd No Agreement Exists
WtitiSthem birftwith the U.M.
Get Benefits
'-,1.      '.T     . %0
y-Hillcfest/j-F^^ Ledger.)--A few of
the many .e^p|[oyeesythat were\sliort;of',:-pay.- on their, statement
took actionjii'nlpoiirtagamst Canadian;'; Coal Com
pany,.and iiii-support of'_ tbei^-^^on^broii-^lit- forward ;thet agreer
nxehtesxisting betwe'en-th^rUiM^^and the Coal Operators'
Association;] The case was heard at Blairmore andvtne lawyer
for the defence:argued ;that as the planitifFs were iroii-uhion nien
th^ey could nptjlay claim to an^of:the provisions, in the agreement, as. it was entered into between^the U;M.W.A. District- 18
and. the Dp.Qrators. These men^not belonging -to the Union had
ho agreement-as- to what the; Cojniiany should pay :theiriv After
ar-^mentjth<eiCourt upheld>-th<|contentions;of the defendants,
and dismisseid.the case.      7      '
LAWRENCE, Mass., Feb. 3.—William D. Haywood, Western labor leader and member of. the National Executive Committee of the Socialist
Party, arrived here at noon today to
assume the reins of.lcadrship in the
strike bf 20,000 textile mill operatives,
dropped when Leader Joseph J. Bttor
and Alturo Govaunitti, both of New
York, - were jailed without bail on'
charges of being accessories to the
killing of Anna Lopizzo, who was shot
during Monday* night's riot.
, Shortly after, Haywood's arrival
William Yates, chairman of the. Strike
Committee, received a telegram from
Vincent St. John, of Chicago, national
secretary of,the Industrial Workers of
the World, directly charging that the
Lopizzo woman was shot with Intent
,by a detective employed "by the mill
owners, to .cast further discredit on
the strikers.' . *   _ '  '
Young Lad Coasting ami
Goes Into the Elk
, The', United .Mine'lworkers of Am-
erica have a total me:
of over
300,0007',So it.wIir^ffcBee^'that more
than half ofHhe-totei^membership' of
the organization'is foond-Qi the four
states of the central'cWpetitiye field;
And while these - menij'aret.the only
ones directly intreeted Jto the outcome
of -the, jointOconiereneey all of - the
adopted j ^jawhpdif ir'economy, have
been introduced'and a genuine promotion of hapnony has taken place. The
holding' o"| our- convention every. two.
years instead' of' annually, as, hereto*-
towr7th«,tenna^L office: for-the. ean*
period^ a^t^^r"frot^^ cott--
^rencek committee are some-«ot;;;tbe
ifeaturoa of the convention's accbmpltah
Pwntfc<yTto-pir*p«r^8lvp;vto -b^tbe*
del-egates are ^reflected in the-wtak
tlon and will -go'down' in history as on*
Of the best ■ th^ the, United Mln*
Wor'l^ra.o-f.;,Am'j,r.ica.ey«r hold/.' ,\i--*-,
Inj^national; Secretary. Treasuror
^'wln; Perry, found time to Compile a
few-,*t»tistla- ou^'the -cost bMbe con--
fention. :-It has cost tbe mine- wbrkera ,
more than |1?9,000, an amount .•fit'
g^gating $20,000 haylng.baen paid for
tho^ralU-oad faro ;of ttheidelegataa
albna. -Hlo reiwrt,- which -will be
submitted via* .tne-, qeiiiv future,,.will
»h-|)w„,thaf ,'fhe, printing of convention
ind commltteey reports -haa cost -tho
organisation ■ approximately $8,000. >
, VAs-near a»,«I have been- able; to
figure it,!'v«aid -Mr. Parry,; -;tho con-
v-antlon has cost ub about,^7,0Q0 a
day. * There wero' five -sessions for
tho first week;, five the second .week,
and during the closing week only three
half-day sessions wero held.      i, ,.-
"Although the -expense seems large
it la safo to say tbat tbla convention
haa not cost tho organisation aa much
as the last,one. I consider. It ono ot
tlie most Huccessful conventions-that
has over boon-held by the mine .work-
era. Our reports were completed to-
day for the month of January, show-,
lng.tbat our organisation had a paid-
up momborshlp during that month of
26C.2U miners,"     .. , * -
Soma Intereatlng Plgures --
Thoro are In the four states .approximately 188,000 union1 soft coal*miners, divided al follows t Weitorn
Pennslyvanla (known na tho Pittsburg district), 40,000; Ohio, 40,0001 Indiana, 10,000; Illinois, 72,000. All of
theso mon are directly Interested in
tbo outcomo of the Joint conference,
bcauto If a wago scale Is agreed on It
will bind them for two years, beginning on April 1.
( .      t .     1   1 li.w-I       .-    _J   I"'**"".'* * r ,
LISBON, Jan. '80.~OwJng to tbo
grave situation caused by the general
strike, the c-onstltutlonal guarantees
have been suiipended and mattlal law
Lisbon, The city has been banded
ovor, to the command of.General Carvel-
hal, and troops surround the (own. He-
Inforoements sre constantly arriving.
Thero are 8,000 troops under arms
ln Lisbon, where tha strikers declare
they will havo 30.000 bombs    with
which they will be aW* to JtnnlhHsta
the soldiers.    Several bombs Wve already been thrown with terrific effect
The government fs desirous of
preserving a moderate and prudent
alltnde, and offers to roncede pert
of the strikers' demands   and, release all strikers   arrested   dui'lng
tho dfs'tnrbanoes In Brora    district
and tbe dismissal, of tbe governor of
Evora, „Tho( troops are under .order* to raid all suspicious plaeee,
wholesale arrests bave been mado
and   Innumerable   firearms   soiled,
kttw    jmM-'&til*    fclto    »«s»6rt    vuviem
aboard,warships la the harbor.
Towards evening tbe strikers assembled In various quarters and bombs
were thrown at mounted republican
gusrds in Roclo square. In tbe suburbs of Afeanfaiv* troop* with drawn
swords charged the mobs.
Th* ffor**mm*nt nacr>rtA\nfiA thit
the strike was fomented by loyalists
who supplied the strikers (n Evora
with 1600,000. Tbe Intention of tbe
Royalists was to send 1.600 aimed
men aero-fs toe (reader tn^o extern
VortnBSl, tbal iws^len »i*fnr mora
favorabkt lo a monarchy, and start
a general nprlslng. but tho government hurried reinforcements there.
other soft coal mlnersrla the country
are Judirectly lntereetedrfor the reason that - "a -< wagei scale/; made for, the
central competmyerfletd is'made the
basis * for wage^ a^enMntff-* tii' ey^ry
othensoft cdaldlstrlct-In the,country.
Therefore/- .wwes;^fofe^:jB^4,twe7
year*«,^f;,att ^^e japp^In^Wy^Or
000 union Soft coal miners bi the ;Cou^-
try will depfehdon the tmtoome pf-this
Joint conference, t/,- t^y .tfy 'i.v'....-' V'*
' In 1910 there was minedJn the Unit*
ediBtatfB a total ot iVljai&i tons of
•soft coal, - This'.total ,fi^flfctH)n^has
steadily increased f rom<S"U^U6,112 tons
In* iltOO to-.!M»e-flgureCjsJl^rf-OT^lOl")}'
Vhichl wast/the largost^rqdncUon^ In
tine history of the lndua^.itt;AJBerlca;
,. There is in,theUnlte*:ra(ij^* total
bf 56IS,'5S3, BoftyCoal/miB^'7-^be.'un-
Ion ..miners :.?0MtlC^te^4*s^K-:^ per
cent.i.of 4»e total ^usjf^^r'iKbtn.;
ifttre, It Is safe to assim*?I'that' "the*
tonlon.miners produM-alrlesrsttc5 per
cint of the total. p^odqetion >of-soft
feoal. • , .« _..„'     >'./ .
<* • Applying., .these. figures,,; tt rjwlll *f- be
found^that'the union.miners'!produced
appro"xtaat«iy429,obo,000 tonsof so^t
coal,In 1910,- ,,,," .^ v   77' '.'.
',.,- ' Operitera Pear'ttrltra. .- -<-'
Coal- operators,In.southern Indiana
are! complaining .against .toe attitude
of, many of the - operators who .favor
a move,,whereby minora w'll, notfbe
granted, an Inoreaso of -wages, thereby
precipitating, a strike, jif *tke threats
of tbe minors are to bo;bell«ved; The
southern Indiana operators, or at least
niany. of them, say that a ^trlkc will
almost.force them to,close:thoir business, because with the. Increased cost
of mining coal during-a strike, thoy
said that nonunion coal from" Kentucky
will swamp tbe markotln tholr territory at reduced prices."
H. I,Staler of Bvonsvlllo, president
of tho Stawr-EppersonCoftl Comapny,
especially Is advorso to tho nonsettle-
ment Idea..    He snld* yesterday nt tho
Claypool Hotel, where ho was engaged
actively in Informing operators of conditions In tho southern Indiana field,
that unless coal operators of Kentucky
are forced to paj* miners union wagos
or If provisions are not made In tho
wage agreement whereby tbe miners
of tbo southern part of the stnto aro
pormlttd to work until a wago agreement Is signed, that tho coal dealers
there will lose thousands of dollars.
Cosl Is Cheep
'"iiiey wak* Una nonunion men and
convicts work In Kentucky," aatd Mr.
Staaer' "under'cove? of ratlin* guns
during tho day,- and nt nlgbt searchlights aro used to Insure the mine
own*-* tiihi luittfn wen can not enter
the pickets and attempt to organise
the 'scab' workmen.    As I said before, they make the miners down there
work In the munlcs ot gafjtng guns,
and ll may readily be seen that thoy
pay them anytnfnir, no* matter hew
low the wage,
"On thtrt ncconnt Kentucky proJuc
oi cheap coal, at (he expense of the
miners, and as we are situated only
across the river. It keeps ns hnstilng
to meet their price*. Should a strike
b* de-tlar**] it issay fee «*b thju they
"(SpeclaTto ffieTDlWlct Ledger)' *
- CALGAEY"", SWrk-Ar-thur Cart-
ledge ;-wae'*fcilled laat night-whilst on
sewage work for tbe city. ,r . . -•' -
-, Carttedge - was 7w^)i known .'in -the
Pass'havi^^orked.up .till, recently'
atCtheV^tt^k^lnes. S'7a« le|V
'tt&rValmr^rZ^im* wMle b*
for-CalsW'-atlltfle Wbil-e back-,:'and
there "vworkisd:^ in > partnership'",with'
■teddy/"ttu«aaife,*va!BO well > known ih
these'partaV '».. , ■   !'. . *?~v,'   ''
;;"yiCTOBIA,-B. C, Feb', G.-^-Wlth one
dssentng vote; that of Parker Williams
<Swlallst).;:tbe inaval'1 resolution * urg-
ing th« Ikm^loniKOvenuBent to cat-
alder JttihevearlieB^poBBlble date the
importance ol immediate and adoquate
jorotecttonvforthe Paolfto coast of
^Catuutei'^t.-earried In the legislature
i^to^ay;i;-'rt^ws«.jnovoa:*by:H. C.% Brew-
ster.i«(nd!-«econde(l by .Premier Mc-
.Bride.     '. 7- .'
Amendments, to' Pool Rooms to Come
•    .. •.••-■>,'•'•• '   *
.Up,,"Next Meeting
i      v   CJy '■",;Sy.;      7* o'
At the'ineeting;of.the City Council
on Thursday-'evening, the. reports of
the. City Kre^Chief, Engineer, and'
ous Improyements.in the departments'
sugge8ted>y;Mayor:BleaBdell also presented; Ws^report'ion the trip of the
delegation [who; visited Victoria recent-
ly^pafUculans-tof' which - appeafed'ln
oup|last'ia«A!'"'i"-:rf::)r* ,'*-;,• 'iiy,''-'"* ','
*:vNjrtlce of motion, to Introduce-bylaws
to Eo\-eni*W'p«i::iand billiard 'roonifl
in the fclt^'wastiven. '-Sam drAhdm
introduce thio. matter, Which wIU be
Ukfaup-at^thonext meeting of the.
cpuncliy y'-.ijgk' 7 .. -m,," -v-vj--,;' '■'"'"''
After disp^ltlon of the routine-busl-
nest' the?mem*jer8 dispersed;"     r>--
~.yxSys'i ■     I--*.-..-, -i, ■.
'', .-O ^l.»*>y/ON-.aOVERNMeNT
f- .:-¥'yih^j:^Li *; ■" i«■**■..tV*
' BDMONT&^.'7.-C.- M. O'Brien
lias givw"-ii^oei^)f motion "censuring
the government fir not'prosecatlng Iu
connection with the Bellevue mibe'dls-
ast«r7-'■'''*,•'"''-     -' •'•'■>■'' " •■'  -"
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The first siting of the newly appointed;, Police ^ Commission consisting of
G. G. Moffatt and-W: W. Brown, with
Mayor BleasdeH. as chairman "took
place on Wednesday evening last, and'
one' of -the first acts" performed by
them was the- reduction,, of rank and
salary of Acting-Chief R. Bowen. The
reason for -this setp is not quite' certain, the vast majority of-the citizens
being under the Impression "that Bowen
fulfilled his duties with tact and dlplc-'
macy under most trying circumstances.
Hi3 .successor Ib Hall, reoeijtly of Coleman,   i   ' -,      , y   *
West Fernie was the scene of a .dis- ,
tresslng accident' on   Monday night
which cast a gloom over that part of
the town.    About 6 - o'clock, a. number
of children were playing oh the river,
snowballing each other.  .To escape •
being struck with    the    snow little
Jackie Wright covered his face with
his arms and started across.the river.
Abouttthe middle of the river there
was an afr(,hole, but owing to,having"
hls.eyes covered Jackie did "not see
it and the poor.little'fellow went in.
Chief Minty,- with a number of. helpers is searching the river for the body.
Two weeks ago Mr. Wright's- house
was burned to the ground, the children having a hard time* to get out
of- it safely."
Operators Now Demand An increase iii
Salary,   Which  Employers '
■\- : ~
"'OnVThuraday evening last burglars
broke into .-too' Crow's Nost Store
through-a back window, ■ Money was
evidently .the only commodity thoy
were'after, .but all thoy .got for their
pains was $0.00.
Contractor Whitnay Yields
to Good Advice
MBTHBRIDGE), Yot «.-It didn't
take ex-Aid, Ooodo long nftor his arrival back from tho tait to straighten
out the wagos question on tho excavation for tho sewAKO disposal plant.
1 On arriving homo be got Into communication with Mr. Whitney nnd told
him IR cents an hour wasn't n living
wngo. After a friendly conference Mr
Whitney consented lo pny 2(5 confn nn I
hour and have it ditto from the first |
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V4 4 ti/iUMt;
.VICTORIJ-pFeh' 6,~In' in6yrnk''the
second rea"dt*j*}*r;bf-the bill to ^validate
certain by-bywil of; the "City of Fernie,
Mr. Miller,explained that under the
Municipal Clauses Act 'provision is
made that ajciry beforo passing any
bylaw for tjie-carrying out ot'"*mi
specific local Improveniont work, must
bave first p^ased;a gonoral Local Improvement bylaw establishing the principle under which-individual and specific works may be thus provided'for,
this general bylaw being foundational.
In the City of Fernio the two-bylaws
dealt with In this bill had been duty
passod with a requisite formality, and
upon tho sal-it of tbo debentures thoro-
under being "undertaken, the point had
been raised as to tho authority possessed by the city undor on udnpied
local Improvement principle '• bylaw,
and tbo city, had been unable to produce tho bylaw tn evidence of its
power by reason of the fact tbat it,
with other documents, had been des
troyed by fire. Under tbe circumstances as sot forth thoro appeared,to
be no alternatlvo way out of tho difficulty save by this validating measure,
Tho second reading of tbe bill was
agreed to without debate.
'At'the Crow's Nest Trading Co's
Store,'Fernie:      ..*,",
-Actual Jlme the candle burnt, r 182
hours 5 mjnutes 2 seconds. '   ",    ,   .'
^Winners tied—CbarlcB,  Bruce,  182
hours;.;Cliffordj'Stockweli; 182 hours..
..LThey-wlll meet,today and decide .the
aitters In Jtbe I;' C. S; -offlc^il the"win*
ner.receiving his choco ot atiy I. C. 8.
Scbolarshlp;, -.'"*''   ,' !y,t-. * '"
The I.C. 8,candlepuesSat-CoaT'Creek
Mines: V'-.. '-!c "'"■>'■ , ■< -yy
,.,,Actual time tbe candle burned—159
hours 30 minutes 30 seconds.-'',"''' - y'
i,-,Winner of flrst-'prise'' Is :W. -J*.
tpiaridge (late,Mayor:olrs Morrlssey);
169 hours 14 minutes : (he gets his'
cbolce-of any I. O* 8. aeholarahlp). -*
Winner of-second and-'thlrd'places
are,.tied: Wm, Jackson, *H0'hoursf
,Wm. Dickinson, 160 hours* •'.'■' ■'''
•7 They will meet today lhthe-1.0. '.&>
Office and decide the matter, the winner ot thASocohd prize gets "Our Ns>
tio'nal Cathedrals," 8 by-10, In.'three
yo|s„ illustrated. "■ Third* prise -a sectional wallet "kangerooskln.-' *.' ,
; Mr, Geo, C. -Sgg (I. C. 8. representative) is the originator of the candle
guesses, and ls to be conplimented on
his enterprise. ■'••■■
1( Jeanne Ilussoil and her noted company will put In a, week In Fernie,
during which tlmo she will produce
soven plays,    Each ono of these Is'
well known, many ot which has received the highest eneonums In large cities.    It- Is not ofton tbat "The Thief,"
"Tho Devil." "The" Half Breed,'    Is
seen- here, and tlio good old farcical
comedy "Charleys Aunt" Is still young
onough to draw large audiences.   The
programme for the wook Is:    >
Monday—"The Amorlcnn-Olrl."
Tuesday—"The Man from Homo."
Wednesday—"The Thief,"
Thursday—"Two Married Mon,"
Prlday-~"Tho Dovll,'
Saturday (matinee)"Charley's Aunt.";
Saturday (nlgbt)-"Tho Half-breed."
The prices are reasonable, Wc, and
C0c; children, 16c,
•' MANCHESTER,   Eng.,   Feb*.   3.--A
recrudescence of the cotton. troubles
In'. Manchester is threatened.   A abort
time ago the troubles "over the em-*
ployment of non-unionists .were   set-
agreement brought'about through Sir'
George Askwith, the strike settler of..
the board of trade, which practically
left the "question at Issue1. In' abeyance      '
for six months!     *'.'-y •    '"'.'''-.
The operatlVes* have now come, forward with a demand for an increase   '-
■Of ;Wages.7 JT^e ■cotton*1eTOploye^      '''
soclation met' today.: and',;refused-, to;',
consider this ibktter: until iher non-,.s,,
Unionist, qiieetlon vIs■"?:settled,.'7r!rhe7».
"operatives '<ontend. that- this"i)o«it3on-ji-/
of the eniployer^isiUntenable and the-'.>
ground i they * takft torn thel refusal^ to*. .-'
grant- an' 'Increase' of .wages; is Insnl.,-.:
-flcleist      .".  ■I'll'* ti  l&h'".-.<t:i-\-A'f-il
The:position'<ibasr.-tbecbme-^inneh .J '<'
worse 'and thewla're'. feare-iv.ef- -more -y
trouble."1:MeSnWhIWJoeHlteyiendthls  7""
wife-and Margaret Buryvu'the  thnso^r;
non-unionists. who caused, all. the.' ori-; -* '•
ginal troubles1 bate joined' the local   -
unions at-Accrlngtofttand Gieat Har--;«:
WOOd.  ■'.'. "■■>■' *■- -■"   I'-'W-i-     «T,-'-  ",<j \    .-   '„,'
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LLOYOq.EOnOE»8,OB,EAT,....,,   .    .
.LONDON, - Fob.   3,-»-Davld . Lloyd '
George, Chancollor of the'Exchequer,
took the occasion, Ip an address before
the London, Liberal, Club.,torrefor .to.
the reduction of armaments,- vHe.aald,, •
he bollovcd the present,.,WM »H..»e>.,.;
vantageous moment, to^. oonajd^er <th«>
question.    It was, la tb,e intorosts of
France, Germany, Russia..and-Oreat   •
Britain that'there should be, a, better
Ho continued: "I believe that wltb
candor, frankness and boldness, It is
attainable. Tho world would bo richer for It. Taxes might be reduced nnd
monoy which would tie saved thnt Is
now spent on armaments could bo devoted to developing tho resources of
each country and Improving the condition of tbo pooplo..   •
"Tho cornerHlonc of sound flannco Is
'Peace on earth nnd good will among
Tho opportunity   of   wcnrlnp »h«»
*M,*v....K4««^«*„t-|fRin0U| Eng,llin adori Wl„( Hawtrey
•vnriro In r'-niHr'lmi with tbo c^rnvn- «_., ».,. ., , __j , ,_
tlon work. Tho net on the part ot
Mr. Whitney was voluntary, but he
suw the logic of cx-Ald, (loode's reaion-
Ing nnd decided that while (t might
-l,,.l„.,.  _™-»l,,-  »».. I...   -»  «V™»»   —,--1  ,
be would gain in (he end by having
the hearty co-operation of the twork-
we will just about bo forced to quit
"The best solution I can see Is for
lho mlncn to ort-anlw tH Kentucky
and his company of tandon players in
the much talked of comedy success,
"Dear Old Bi!*Jy' for, an appcaranco at
the Grand to-night (Friday), though
giving the local management hardly
stitl'ck-i-t time for such a notable occasion, was too good to bn pasted up.
This distinguished organization had
but one day unbooked between Its engagements at the Walker Theatre,
Winnipeg, and tho new Sherman
Traml at Calgary, ami an the atanc
of our Grand Opera House Is sufflrt-
cutly large cuuui;U io Uu-.ll-- 'Ui*. «-U-
A boy was askod by his teacher:
"What, If any, Is tbo difference bet-
ween lightning and electricity7"    „
"Plonso. ma'am," snld tbe boy, "liRhl-
nlng Is free,"
Anyone wishing to become a member of tho Worklngmen's Angling Association, please apply (o the s^cre-
(ary, hnndquartors: Worklngmen's
Club, Fernie.
Mr. Mardnn^ll ln tho Ottawa Hmiw»
of Commons, moved for leave to Introduce BUI (No. 87) to amend the In-
duatrlat Disputes Investigation Act ot
1007. He said: This Act at pro-
sent prohibits a strike or a lockout
Ix-fiiMi"-- n«:f*otiatlon» -*ht>r<- th«r« Is a
Twtirfl If in -titilnwfiil for nnvtindv tn
glvo assistance to the strlkor or a man
prepared tl) strike. That would prevent the ordinary benefits payable by
labor unions from being distributed
to tho mon during that time. I do
not believe that the Act was ever In-
'ciio>il to Witr Hid I nu-iuiliiH.     Hiifh
-TJelds, face the galling guns and arm- (borate scenic production carried by aiding or assisting an employer or
ed guards and force the operators In the company, Fernie aetvrtd the dt'f. Ump!ej«N-> durlne tb«t r»r!o«l. Tli*
that terrttery to sign a union acale TM* ron-pany has but recently r*ln*«v| {courts bare construed that section to
agreement.    Operators In other parts n fowr months' engagement In Chlrsgo, j prohibit any nld or ssifstnncc being
labor dispute.    There Is an additional j an Interpretation would prevent any
sMbft-H'tion prwiiUnx any one ironnone from atving rhartty to a striking
<>mplo)ee.    The amendment makes it
p-rmlMlMe for the funds of a benefit
frf tM* tlatft are wA worried    tixtr MhtwU *wa* *pf;k«*i- orti* tlmilentmi -given to tbe men by any labor union
will «ir»mf> frwr i*rrttnry with ch-itp' thw windlfMn*   hwn**   th*y   nit nmf rMv^r.«*t  comedy  suxu III tliat | J-itluti tlat Uiuu.     TUv  Uvt UU
coal, and tf wagee are Increased we j rastly meet (be prices of the Kmtucky rtiy In twenty year*.    Tbe pier* !«j that where tbe strike condition eilst*.
will not be able lo *-'U coal sa cheaply}op-arators. thus amr-ty protecting their i*-pl<'«-* *itb nnmcrov/» situations whWh ;but tbo strike hni not bmi d<'«*iftwil
ae tbey can,    Tbe resnlt will be tbat;Ititerests.** are fanny In theeitreme. 'and tb# riMir-lllaUca fco«rd hit not ?<*-
society or a trade unton to W paid
to Its members during tbat period
without Incurring liability and laying
itoiU ot**'*- io tU* ^uaUUfe* ol a criminal offence.
Tin* morion wns agr*vd to. nnd th<»
BUI read lb* first tl=v*. "vy&^y**
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, y7THE DISTRICT LEDGERy FERNIE,   B: C, FEBRUARY 10, .1912 -. ;y^>yy/y 7 r
'y-yy, tvi
Craft Organization
.Versus- -':':-:-'
i ~' < . -**  . -
Industrial Unionism
- • Social relations are the reflex of the
grouping of industrial possessions.
The owners of all resources and means
of wealth form a class of their own;
the owners of labor power as their
only possession in the market, another. The means of production and
distribution being owned" by the capitalist class, the workers have to sell
■ their labor power to the owning class.
They' are, therefore, slaves; the owners of the means .of production, masters. , 0 .
Capitalist ownership   of   Industries
ploying class-have nothing in common
There, can be no peace between those
two classes so long as hunger and
want ■' are* found among millions of
working people and the few who
make up the employing class.have all
the good things of life.    ' 7. ■-   ;« *.
Labor produces all wealth;-you are
entitled to all you can get, but not
more. You are entitled to the full product of your toil only wlien you are
strong enough to take It. .Right or
wrong does not concern us.-       ,   n
"Might is Right."     You are always
* i.ii»viyiivuii *
--- - --      -*•■     -- -..    -• ._■■ -j	
had its origin in the unfolding of con-  right if you haye the might to" back
ditons wheh hastened the downfall of
the feudal age, "nnd the advent of an-
■' other class- to power.    \Vth°tho aforesaid advent modern wage slavery be-
, gan.    Private ownership oi the "mcans
of wealth 'production is the cause   of
'   our slavery.    The workers in the earlier days of capitalism organized themselves  into   guilds   and   crafts,  and
were to a  certain  extent successful
. in  bettering  their   conditions.      We
must bear in mind, however, that "capitalism in those days was in its infancy; „the means of. wealth production, being largely owned by Individ-'
uals who in most "cases couldn't afford
to, have their workers go on. strike;
/.because,.competition was keen, and by
* -,?i"p^olonged.,.str-igg;le with the workers ^they would, lose .their markets to
ytheir competitors.',, Rather than risk
this they in most cases conceded to
the demands of their workers.'   But
»., today, where capitalism is organized
and combined to such an extent that
'   whenever the workers in one industry
are fighting for better conditions, they
■ are fighting the capitalist class as a
whole, the workers are bound,to-lose
because theyare still clinging to their
7oid craft'organization, they are still
. divided and pitted against each other.
.-' The" uselessness of craft organization
we  saw  slearly  in our  recent' coal
,   strike.   There we had a section of our
fellow craftsmen on strike and struggl-
,  ing for better conditions, and the rest
1 of the'same  craft" working and defeating their own fellow craftsmen! -it
- ■ is of no use talking about the men who
- "went'scabbing in the different mines
here in the Crow's Nest Pass when
_-LO_ur_ow^feU(WL^orkers_in_the_ mines.
it up. No power on earth can stop
an intelligently organized working
class from obtaining all they produce.
Therefore, organize your might. >
' Industrial unionism is not' confined
to one .country, it is a world-wide
movement. * .The _, abolition of the
wage system is our main object .The
emancipation of the workers must be
achieved.by the working'class itself.
The working class alone is interested in the removal of industrial inequali
ties, and that can only be accomplished by revolution ' of * the industrial
system. The. workers in their collectivity, must take over, and operate
ah the essential Industrial institutions,
means of production and- distributions for the well being of all the human elements comprising the Interna:
tional groups of wealth producers.
This is the only solution, the'only,
end of our'wage slavery—the era of
Industrial Freedom!—H. E.''
at the other side of'the. line did exactly the same thing. No paid up union
card can excuse them, you will have
to call them scabs also, if you want to
be just. The same thing will happen
again if the miners in the various districts of the U. S. of America go on
strike on (the 1st of April; you will
then help to defeat them. The wholo
organization of the workers "today is
a huge joke, they tie, them selves down
with agreements, and funnier still,
they think they are morally obliged to
hold same, whereas their employers
break them every time It suits their'
convenience. To go further into details nbout the scabbing methods of
tbe labor organizations would be only
waste of time. They are woll known.
Lot us make it short by stating how
the A. P. of L.' is organized scabbery to
perfection.' '",',,
7 If we want-to better our conditions,
If we .want to break the chain   that
holds us ln slavery we must organize
tn such a way that all1 members of tho
organization In any ono Industry or ln
all Industries, if necessary, cease work
whenever a striko or lockout is on ln
ono department, thereof; thus making
an Injury to one an Injury to all, This
can only be accomplished by organising on  Industrial  lines.    Tbat  Is
to say tho workers of any ono plant
or Industry muBt be members of ono
and tho same organisation.    No craft
dlvlBlon linos,    In short, tho workers
of tho world muBt organize Into one
union,    Capitalism of today is organized* on lnterntlonal linon, no Bhould
tho workerB be.
AJdbor organization lo corroctly represent the working class muBt havo
two objects In, vlow—Plrnt,' It must
combine tho wage workers In such a
way that It can most successfully fight
lho battles nnd protect tho Interests
of tho working pooplo of todny In their
ntrugglo for fowor hours of toll, moro
wages nnd hotter conditions. Secondly, it, must" offer n final solution of
tho tho labor problem nnd emancipation from strikes, Injunctions, bullpen n nnd scabbing of ono ngannt anothor.   Tho working class nnd thconi-
$5,000,000  IN   PROPERTY
The property holdings of the Salvation Army in the United? States total
up to'more than $5,000,000, according
to William Paert, secretary of the
Army, at 125 West 13th Street. w A
generous government exempts the
greater part' bf the' valiant Army's
property from taxation. •'■'■"
Edmonton, Alta., Feb. 6.—Shall wo-
The class struggle may not,be dignified, but "it. is, impressive. .  .*•"   7   7
.' .   ■ 7" ■-..'"* ,*  '»• / _    7* ,7
;. The 'Socialist party of China^ was
recently formed at Shanghai.'7 •    .*
- *   *" *       ■.
■ At' Norwich, Conn., the painters recently obtained an increased $2 per
week without strike.
• •'.*» ",
Eighty-two fatal and 194 non-fatal
accidents to workpeople were recorded
by the .Department of Labor during
♦ *'.«..',•
A general strlko of'miners Is threatened in Belgium. Twenty-five thou-;
sand in the Borinage district are out,"
and tlie movement* is rapidly spreading- y ""   ■
* *   *
.' *    *
Over four million Socialist votes in
Germany and 110 members of tho
Hc-ichstag as against' ,52. Even
"dream's" have been known to como
Moving picture.operators]in"Berlin;
Germany, receive*'irom-?7.14 to $9.52
per week, while the operators in smaller German cities range.from,$4.17 to
$7.14 per week."-*'     -        y~ ■      ' ■ ■ 7 ;
♦ .*-»-"-'.
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There   are  now   25   companies   of
militia 4 camped ' in Lawrence,'' Mass.,
to overawe the textile, strikers and
drive them back at the terms dictated
by the manufacturers' combine.
, "I am one of those who believe there
are two arms to the labor movement,
the political and the economic, and we
must use both of them to the utmost
to bring a little sunshine into the lives
of the workers.'
,»   *   *
Immediate action has been voted by
the National Executive Committe of
the Socialist party to .raise funds for
the striking textile workers of Lawrence^ Mass. The machinery of the
party will be In motion in a few days;
•   *   *
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The Labor Co-Partnership association now embraces 111 societies in
Great Britain. The aggregate capital
o'f these: workmen's societies is approximately $10,000,000, and their trade
amo'untsHo nearly $22,000,000 a year:
The last-return shows that $131,395
was  divided among the workers  ns
men have the vote? , This was one
of the many questions, dealt with at
a meeting of the Edmonton Trades,and
Labor Council last night, when a resolution was passed practically .unanimously endorsing the granting of the
franchise to females.	
Several delegates took part In' the
discussion and while' some treated the
mater lightly,-others' spoke earnestly
and advanced ' solid reasons' in support of their arguments. In the midst
of the-discussion President Llscombe
asked the council three questons arid
he at the same time answered them
himself. ' S      I '
•1. Are women citizens? ' The law
sayB yes, "when they are required to
pay taxes; but says no when thoy nsk
to vote.
2, Doos the law concern women?
Tho law says yes, when thoy are required to obey it;1 but says no whon
they ask for' a vote ln the representation of the country.
3. Is direct representation desirable
ln the Interest.of tho people?' The
lnw,Bays yes, If the,people to bo represented are women,
These are tho three questions that
you have to take into consideration
in deciding tho question, said tho president, and boforo you voice nny de-
clfllon I desire you to go into the matter thoroughly and give your decision
onco and for all,
Tho Soclalst voto throughout On
tario in tho provincial elections held
on tho 5th of Decomber last, was .1,100
according to the Toronto Globe.   This
Is about correct,
In Sudbury Comrade Snngster received 1,1*13 votos, Ills capita-Tut opponent received 2,541 votes, Tho total numbor of roglutorod votes was
12,8-11; 0,163 of whom did not vote,
This wan duo to tho fnct thnt tho
voters' list had not been revised for
two yonrH nnd tho population hnd
lurgoly nhlftml, Hnd tho voting lint
allowed tho prosont mining population to voto, Comrade Snngster would
no doubt havo boon eloctod,
their share- of the profits.
<? y," ■"    * * *
, Reports from all over the United
States* are to the effect that owing to
the long and severe weather conditions
the ""building industry is practlctlly at
a standstill, Chicago reporting that
over 40,'000 members of the building
trades unions are Idle. The same ratio
of stoppage has apparently been maintained In all other places in the cold
belt. -
' * *   *   * ,7
Donald McNabb. Lethbridge, Alta.,,
reports the- organization of locals bf
the,Bakers, Freight Carriers and Letter Carriers. Bro. McNab served one'
term In the'Alberta legislative; but a
combination of clrcpmsances • resulted
ln his temporary defeat. Since tbat
tlmo Mr. McNab has learned several
things, one of which Ib that the Socialists are.on the right track.
*   *   *
Some peoplo will hold their breath,
at tlio demand of 55 cents an hour by
the Hamilton bricklayers. No city, of
Its size in Amorica pays loss and, Winnipeg pays 70 cents an.hour. .'Whon
lost time for rainy weather during tbo
summer nnd, entire lay-off. during the
wlntor Is deducted It averages up loss
than the printer, machinist, and molder
nro getting por hour.
A prominent mombor of tho recently
evented Board of Public Affairs, of
Mcdlson, Wis,, announces" that Wisconsin will attempt to -naive the high
cost of living problem by tho establishment of co-operative' stores, It Is
slated that arrangements aro undor
way to follow out tho plan of tbo
Rochdnlo pioneer store In Qroat
PresidenUGoriipers of the?American
Federation of Labor, before the" TJ. S.:
'       , •- •■ t     s ■" ' / »  -m w\^**  _
Senate .„ Committee on Education '• and
Labor; attacked, manufacturers* in general because -.of their opposition^ the
establishment:of an eight-hour*-work
day.--y;-Mr. Gompers declared7nothing
would'give a greater Impetus to Indus-'
try anci to the^expenBion of trade than
the eight-hour -..day. , He also Insisted
that it-^ould-'ioetter the. relations-of
employers and employes.'- -7-,-7 /-.-
'*.--.',,.'/•   *   »        ,•" ,'**," •*•
, .The'strike of the machinistsy and
boilermakers on the Grand Trunk Pacific-railway from Port Arthur,to .-the
west coast Is now In Its third month,
and the men present a more' solid and
determined front now;thanvat the beginning of.the strike; not.a"man has
broken.ranks and with a very few exceptions they are all staying at their
posts, putting up a splendid" fight
against corporate, greed for fair working conditions.        ^ ,       ,
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Germany experienced a strong increase in trade union membership during-the past year. The net gain was
14.65 per cent and tho total member--
ship^ Is- now 2,440,000. ' The Increases
.during 1911 show that the^ building
trades led by- a nose, having gained
63,650, while the metal trades added
63,520 members to their'rolls.''*" The
transportation"-- workers increased 45;-
283, factory .employes •' 22,069, textile
workers '11,659 arid other branches in
proportion.',' The* gains of-the print-
nig-trades were small on account of
the fact that",they are, nearly all organized-and have a very limited.number of non-uriionlsts to draw from. ,
-'    '-■/  "' •   *   *   - ,'"   :,     ' 0,
* Lawrence, Mass., is going through a
strike experience, all the phases of
self-sacrifice,"' privation, police brutality, and military" domination haying unfolded themselves for her,, qbservaton.
What does the city think' of the employ
lng class in its midst? It.the truth
were known the' citizens0 have seen
the beginning of the end of wage
slavery • iu the ' splendid attitude of
the strikers, and will not regard them
as-being'weaklings and fools hereafter. A strike at this hour; means
something more than mere discontent;
and it'means it in a very, meaning
way.-   , .'7. J '•*• »'"- "J '
*•    <,-,»•' * *   «   *   -* *,-- .    .,    ,_
From recent consular reports It Is
■learned 'that*.the' scale oi', seamen's
wages'ln"Sweden, which went Into effect on' January 1, this year,1 shows" a
general Increase of 7.50 crowns ($2.01)
per month. Of this amount "5 crowns^
crowns (67 cents) is a premium paid
seamen'shipping for a whole yearjwlth
the same'owners, payable at the end of
the year on condition that there "haa
been no complaint through failure to
perform duties satisfactorily. Able-
bodied' seamen, formerly - paid 55
crowns ' (14.74)- .per month, now receive 60 crowns ($16.08), and ln addl-,
tion the premium referred to. The
firemen are paid-at-.the same rate.   ' >''„
Leaders Boast That All Trades Unions
on Continent Will Go Out.
Gold Medal
The lea value f,    ,
this   delicious   blend
is absolutely unmatched.
Equal in   flavor and cup
quality lo teas of much higher
price.    Tho "great household
favorite which  combines   ex.
.    iimi   ceptional quality with economy.
LONDON 1911   Sealed   in  air-tight, dust-proof
80c. p«r Pound
5»l   ai»Ridjw«y»Sp«aiiu«
**4 •H*Mii«rf/«Ql*«d'»]'00p'*«n>.
——-  ^-itvl 'SO'CUl' 60c.   M
TJ^jgJSJ «apiu^^«,M}M>,•!, *oc - i
\t\ Tin*
tt Dal Sk*fi
BRISBANE, Australia, Feb. 6.—the
leaders of the general strlkebonst that
all the trades unions lri Australia are
awaiting word, tb strike- ln 'sympathy
with the loeal mon who are fighting for
tho right to wear union buttons whllo
at work. On the''other hand, It is
said thnt the strike has failed, Street
cars are running, though not on schedule, and each car Is strongly guarded.
Generally tho public patronize tho system nnd the board of management
says that ln a, fow, days tho full ser-
vico will bo 'resumed,
Thoro have been! frequent 'clashes
between Btrlkors and the non-unlonlsts,
but no very, serious,disorder-- have
taken-place „ Hundreds of, .volunteer
bushmen, well' mounted and armed,
are patrolling tbe streets, and have
kopt,ordor. The state govornmont hns
nnnouncod that If any, vlolonco occurs
there will bo no half measures used
and that the troops will be culled .out
and armed with ball cartridges,
Two     Macs"  Innocent
Denver Maalstrate Has Pacts, He 8ays,
That Convince Him They Are
Not Guilty
nWNVHIt, Feb. a.—John J, McNn-
mara Is Innocent of the boiIch of dynamiting which culminated In the destruction of tho Loa Angeles Times
UuiiUtliti, ULl^luiUK iO Juugct o, t>. mi-
loa, ot I>onvt7.
This stntemoht was mado boforo tho
Denver Trades and Labor Assembly
by Judge Hilton, who donlnred that his
conclusion was based on evidence he
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Information which bad reached him
slnco he returned homo,
Before glvltig ln detail his reasons
for believing In the Innocence ot
John MeNamara, Judgo Huton asked
the assembly to go Into executive session, declaring that bo did not want
the Los Anuelrs grand jury to learn
of his knowlodgo of tho facts In the
Fe»r, according to Judgo Hilton, In
what Ted tbe elder MeNamara to plead
guilty io tha charge. MeNamara believed. Hilton said, thnt if the trial
continued bo would bo found guilty
nnd bnnged.
been cnga«t-d to defend the brothers'
od Ortlo MoMnnlgnl, nnd that tho latter admitted to him that his confession was fnlso.from beginning to end,
Hilton contends that after ho bad
Hilton also dccalrcd that ho believed
McManlgal was telling tho truth when
ho said his confession was false.
In concluding his remnrks, Judgo
Hilton announced that John McNn'
mnra's innocenco soon would bo
Tho Clerk of tbo Crown In Chancery nt Ottawa (tbe gentleman who
handles tho election returns and fig*
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the total vote of Canada, Ho figures
that the voto was ao follows: Conservatives, 600,557; Liberals, 025,006;
Labor, 1,742; Socialist, 3,012; Independent, 7,177.    Total, 1,307.484.
Tlio Clerk of the Crown haa evidently figured to give tbo Socialists
le«B thon they got. He has evidently
rif-ured that Comrade ltlgg of Winnipeg, who wns tbo candidate of the
Social Democratic Tarty waa only an
"Independent"1 candidate. Comrade
Hlgg sot 2.319-voteo. This, added to
the Soclalst vote would bring It np
to a.ssi. When tho government bine
look Is published giving »hr> detnllcd
voto of all candidates tbe correct 8o-
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development; Which: ;-will take-plab'e"; this'.year- at Lulu .Island,,:
across - the Fraser/River froimEBURNE, B.C. *"'   --        ,-'
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old and now frlonds that ho has
oponodup his Bivrbor' BuHlnoss
again-at tho old Rtand (Quoono
Hotol) and hopoR to got thoir
continued patronage.
G. Radland   Fernie
It is rumorod that demando for an
lncroaeod wago and hotter n working
coDdltlons. wll bo mado during tho
yonr by tho Commorclal Tolegraphtsts
on tho PoBtal and Wostcrn Union
Tologrnph Companies. It is donlod,
howovor, that thoro la any anticipation on tho part of tho mon that, a genornl Btrlko will onuuo.
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High class.selection of*. . , ^
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Payments   Easy
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Socialist in Prison,Balked at Services
PITTSBURG, Feb. 3,—Frederlck H,
Merrick, editor bf a socialist newspaper, ono. time a* prisoner at the county
Jail, has brought suit for $10,000,
against Warden Edward Lewis, alleging that bocauso he would not attend
tho< religious services at the Institution he was thrown Into the dungeon
of .the Jail.' • He .claims ho was kept
In solitary confinement during tho services, charging .that the* guards handled him' roughty.
Later the" plaintiff asserts he was
compelled by forco to attend the services. Merrick claims his rights of
religious freedom, guaranteed by the
constitution of tho United States, wero
violated, '*
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the Last Metropolis of Western Canada
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priec8-$7f) to $350, Will Make Monoy for YOU.
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Pacific Building - Vancouver. B. C.
Ice Breaking Machinery to be Introduced to Relieve Trouble  . *
Worth the money
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Keir Hdrdie on the
y  Durbar Incident
NOME. Alaska, Fob. 3.—Nogotla-
tlonB nre under wny1 by tho city to bring an Ico breaking steamer horo -with
a cargo of coal to rollovo tho fuol
famlno. Tho city has nlmost exhausted 11k fuol KtoroH and Iu the ordinary
course of ovonls tho Biipply would not
bo replenished until tho opening of
navigation In Juno, Thoro is no wood
on Snwnrd peninsula, nnd tho nonrost
conl Ib nt Candle, which Ih 210 miles
oast, of here, nnd It costs **V a ton to
bring conl from thoro to Nomo ovor
the snow trnll,
Tho weather hns boon mild wllh tho
tompornturo rnroly hplow storo. Forty
bolow /.oro Iiuh boon rommon ln previous winters,
LONDON, Fob. 2.--Kelr Hardle,
M.P., in the current number of tho
Pioneer, a wekly paper published in
his constituency Merthyr Tydvll, adds,
another to his long line of attacks
upon tho king and the monarchy by
eulogizing the conduct of tho Gaekwar
of Baroda, whoso perfunctory courtesy
lo tho klng-omporor at the Delhi Durbar created so much comment tho
world over. Kelr I-Iardlo refers to
tho Qaokwar's conduct as follows:
"Apparently somo, probably moBt, of
his follow rulers had been taught to
grovel low before the throne, na becomes all who go near such a symbol of imbecility, but lio, with his
American tradition behind him, kept
erect, and then—horror of all horrors
—when leaving tho dins ho actually
turned his bnck upon tho king.,
"ftomemboring nlwnyH that a man's
eyes nro In front, nnd thnt he Ih not
n crab, sklllod In tho nrt. ot walking
backward It Is difficult to see what
oIho the mnn could do.
"Tho figure which stood for nomo-
thing rent, nnd lho ono that the IiIh-
torlnn will depict an being nlono significant, was nol thnt ot tho king-cm-
pcror going through his llttlo pnrt llko
n wclljolnlcd automaton, nor tho bo.-,011B'
Inrod nnd boglrdod uniformed men by
whom he was so plentifully surrounded, nnd still less tho bojeweled and
bedizened seml-rulors who bent low
beforo him, but tho cnlm nnd sedate
well-built man In tho whlto robe of a
bearer, who moved about with native
dignity, doing nil that was' required
of him as n gentleman, but remember-'
ing nlwnys thnt his country is In tho
dust, with the heel of tho foreigner
on hor neck, and refusing to add to
her abasement by kissing tho foot of
tho oppressor,
"Thnt, I reapent was tho only significant ovont of tho Durbar, nnd Its
Blgnlflnnnco will become even moro significant m tlmo unfolds tbo tragic
scroll of tho future.'
Tho following la tho report sent
from Lothbridgo and published tn tho
December lasti© of tho Lnbor flasetta:
"December   wan   rathor   a   poor
,» /f- . It..      f..       fi    ,        .li..        1...A       I..
the outlying dUtrlcti condition! wero
bettor. Tho farmers ;woro vory bu«y
threshing nnd found employment for
a largo number of men. Thli work is
almost finished. Coal minora woro
very buiy and thero wai a groat do-
Dr. de Van'* Female PHI*
IBMif Wli. Thm
la t-«f**U'l-**r th»
■ »r•'*«>.  RtfeM
1 chnp Inl'itfe-at. D»««!•▼»•'• tra tatd »t
for Silt at eiMtdeff'a Dreg Start,
mand for coal.     At   tho   Bridgend
mines thoro la gront activity ln hoUBO
building for tho minora and othora,
At tho Chinook minoa rorty-oittut cottage* aro being built for miners. Both
mines aro finding work for men aa
fait aa thoy   nro   developed.     Tbo
building trades woro vory dull   compared with condltloriB   in   "Dei-ombor,
1010.  Tho estimated coit o( buildings
erected In Lothbridgo up to tho first
of Docember wn« $010,350.00.     Tho
overhead traffic brldgo Ib almost completed.    Tho front, haa atopped most
of (lie city work on tho Htreetd.  Bank
clearings ahowed a falling off.    Tho
whulubalo u.uU i'ututl U-«ulc» were fairly active with bettor prospects, Flour
and food tnllla were vory busy.    The
two In lothbridgo wero working   a
double ahirt and a quantity   of   the
Hoar wai aenl'to J«i*n."
liV&soa AAukia, hxii. i—a^v At*-
gontlno Govorntncnt has issued a decree ordering tho railroad strikers; to
roturn to work Immediately on tho
ground of publlo welfare
•"-fto Mim-fet*, !ciu*i*i»*ir, fct« o»».fe-
gardlng tho ordor. ■ Thoy aay they .will
refuse to abandon tho walkout until
tho companies ngroo to dlachargo nil
strikebreakers and to, .find room for
all their former ompolyoa.
warriors (of coui'hc, purely In ordor
to vindicate* the prlneiploi- nf Individual liberty) dognrted from hla mm-
rndcB nnd hid bohlnd a hugo boulder.
Ho lay thero listening to tho tumult of
battle, to tho clang and clash of deadly weapons, nnd, nt Inst, to tho shouts
en -wiioiy. V> ut-** niKta iihU (Himo,
nnd tho moon and ntnr» ahono over-
head, nnd tho enemy had taken to
flight, this valiant warrior crawled out
from his hiding plnco and, mixing
wtli hla comrade*, said: "Haven't wo
trood fight and won il glorious
victory. Lol u* dlvldo tho apolls to*
f-<*tiVT."~Mnn<'h<'»tor Labor f,qnfl>r,
Onco thero waa a fierce fight on tho
hill /rontlora of Afghanistan, whon tho
native* were reflating tho Invaalon of
inelr   lenltory,  One of tbo uaiJro
SMIoffe Can
STOPS COUCHSyitcTi'.'c'^f:
Like n breath of fresh nlr In nn
ovorlicntod prison coll Ifl Mnyor Liinn's
first. Innugurnl   nddroHB—noorgo   H.
Lunn, tho first Socialist mayor ot any
Now York city.    HlH'BUggoRtlonii for
fmmodlato action aro practical and
HutiHiblu, and tho spine of llio wliole.
mcBangc is refrcahlng,    "To us," this
vigorous mcesngo concludes, "the rov-
ornmeut la not n. moro roullnn tu lm
followed mora or leaa mcchanlciilly;
It is a grout problem 10 be utih'-ii.
Wo look1 upon government not ns the
conl Immtlon of a precedent or ns an
adjunct to private buRlnoas.   For lis,
government la tho Instrument through
which wrong can bo righted, poverty
r*"bolf*ihi™'T.   Jlffl    mndo *r-rtir*/»,    r\t]fn
healthful, cltfuna happy."   Thnt civic
gojipel mdat sound otrflng"?)' In »h«
cars of spoilsmen, franchisers and goo-
goos; but they will have to mwt It
with better argumenta   than   verbal
bludgcona, or It will prevail ovor them
and all their notta.
If In Abusive Manner, It la Punishable
Court Bnya
PORTLAND, Ore., Fob, .'l.—To call a
nonunion man a "ficnb" when no-ow
pnnled with other unonphonloiiH terms
Ih n breach of tbo pence nud will be
punished accordingly, ruled Judge
Tnjjwoll todny, nftor n woekV dollhern-
ion, Tho mere uso of tho word, nn-
accompnnled  by  nbualvo  ndJonlvoH,
)     .    1   . 1   <    11        rr, .    1     ,,-,'.■ It, ..
,.,   •..;%   ,«   |.......,»»....,..   v .... ... 1 ,   .     ....." (1
to lho court. With i\\r> rnllnr tin-
court adjudged" guilty «lx men wbo
woro snld to hnvo applied the word In
an nhtmlvo mnnner to nllegod Htrlke-
breakers nt tho Alblnu rnllrond ahops
In |M'i flh'       O/intorw-o n'n« i1(-f/>rrpit
Sell Children to Slave In Mines
OD13SSA, Fob. 2.--Starvlng peasantB
In tho government of Orenburg nro
soiling tholr children to tho Khlrghoso,
to work In tho mlneH, according to reports received hero today.
Tho famine sltuntlon In Routhenstcrn
IliiBBla is daily becoming more scrl-
In tho government of Sura toff,
thero Ih an opldemlo of hnngor-lyplniH
wlili 1. Is cliilmlng hutidr<>rfH nf victim*-'.
I', ix h'litoil that. In hoiik* nf ih<> vll-
lngoi* fin |<r conl of tlm childien Ii.-ivo
I'piMi i-trlflion.
Dcsplio tin* nlili)K«>iit iii-ilti-h from SI
IVioihIhii'k iirolilbitlng mli<>f by |iil
vntn iniilvldtinlH 11ml orguiilxntlons,
word «'o»**'H from the KlRChl«>n gold
field that KngliNh rcHlik-nlH thoro arc
distributing a fund of $."U">0 which it
Is cRtlinnted will lie suffU'lent to keep
7000 |M>rsoiiH alive for one month.
Llttlo ThlngB—Llttlo drops or water
poured Into tho milk, give* the milk-
mim's daughter lovely gowna or silk.
Llttlo grains or.auger mixed with the
WArtr"* Blind, mak" the Krowr'a nn-
Beta awoll to b-sat tho band. Littlo
howla of riMtnnl, bumble tbotiKh thfV
bcem, help enrich
pure Ire cream,
bowlders, littlo chunk* of slate, mako
tho. coal man's fortune something
fierce and great- '
Hi. John, NMI,, "September I8H1. lit 11
— Mv brother wnn n (Trent Hiiffert*r
from kidney, stomach nnd bowel troubles nnd waa given up by two doctors.
Jle wna advised to try your Fig Pills,
which ho did, and after taking flvo
bojtoB wn« completely restored to
health and Ih bettor to-day than he hns
Wli for >-'f-ii*. You ---n't r«-<on>
mend  Fig  Pllta (00 highly.
the fellow selling j J- w- Manvara.
Little  rock* and I    At all dcalcra, 25 nnd 50 cent*, or
The Fig Pill Co., 81. Thomas. Ont.
Hold In Fernie at McLean's Drug and
ittook Htorf. '.- 7 -."
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-Pellat, Avenue, Fernie, Bt 0.. Subscription: $1.00
■per year) in ";advaice,'57An-" excellent ^.advertising
medium. *■ Largest circulation- in tie District.   Ad-
•jrertising rates on application. Up-to-date facilities
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l Address all coiom-anioftUona to:Tho. DiBtnct'lUdgW'
fl H. P, NERWICH, Editor.
"*• , *T» -i?1,"-*** V . T   i^T  ir"-v^r-""y**   it- yi-S-   _r
; TWephon^. f.i L >£<*t «« A tfjttf
j«a*' *■■«■ «..
ttr    ,*.
W^- Hy-do vyo-a. not -join.-the organization; o£
•'your'feUow'Avorkers?*' Think.youWt'tne'y
«ganized.tcupr.ey.sQn .y(»i,;0.EJto eaaeaxoraojiecuri*,
-1 better ^onditiona foryyou?,, Yet you, -?aj>yyou have
••no vfi# fdr,th(evjiiii6^ anjdf^f sjSe&^fi tftfe c^froti
; nausVlie blind tox tie "fact that*"youf masters have
(but little respect for you who have riot-the^courage
^    ! to stand by those who have fought the "bitter strug-
jgles to";'secure what they have ;alrteady gained!'on"
-y the industrial field". *' Do'yoii think for one-moment
" ^ that you are anything but tools in the hands of the
Capitalist class?   An enviable position, you think!
■■  ' A* despicable one, and the place for all traitors to
the working class is in the ranks of the non-union-
* ists—the moral cowards on the industrial field. * . ,
"We have had pictured to us the supposed horror
,' of the man without, a country, but what is more
■ "'"contemptible•'than.the man who has'the respect
of no class, and more especially the-disgust of
0members of his own class.
* 7 You say the union is no. good, and yet,what have
'.you-done tb improve it? Your masters may flat-
■ter! you about loyalty vto them, and' if this is a
-compliment in your ears, your children- will see the
■ ■'' "reverse side 'of the coin they offer' you.'   If you
"<■' have the *least' spark,of manhood in you," and any
';,,-consideratiorifor the welfare of your family,.your
■  place will-be in the ranks of the organized workers'!
As an individual worker you "are insignificant, but
as a unit in the fighting machine of the workers
you are invaluable,- and behind you is the incentive to, make life worth living both for you and
your-fcllows^    Is this not more commendable than
atempting to prove an injury to the members of
. 'the working class; and remember that' yoiir'mis-
. guided efforts ih this direction may recoil on you
and your, children when your,'use to .'the exploiters
,, has ceased.     '        .    , ','"",
-.'In unity there is strength, and it is up to you to
v' unite with your brothers "in the fight" for better
.  conditions. -      - -  - -=    ..-•'* ,
T T is a healthy sign of the times to note the space
*■***    that is "now being1 given-t'o Socialism "m: the
7 press, aad tlao vast amount of hot air expended on
- the subject from the pulpit. The "Western" Catholic, published iii Vancouver, devotes nearly half
of its last issue to diatribes on the 'evil" and its
"baneful" influence. This is a sure sign of the
shoe pinching. Tt claims that Socialism is materialistic and atheistic. Where it obtained ths know--
ledge from it is hard to conceive. ' In no platform
bf Socialism in any country is religion; made one-
of Iho planks.     As Apolitical party it gives full
c liberty of conscience to any and all of its adherents;
and does not in any way use its influences either
for or against.
" The "Western Catholic is especially chagrined
nt the recent Initio unions in convention in Victoria recontly passing resolutions asking-for taxation of chuvchcR. r"Aro not the churches taxed
already?" it asks. And again,-'Tt can havo
little*. eCfo'et'upon the economic- status of! working
men,to tax or lo exempt churches." The writer
ol" tho nrliclo i-i'Montly does not know whereof
ho spirnks or is wilfully trying to mislead his blinded readers. As ovovyono who is ]ieniiillocl°lo
Ihink and road for himself knows, tlio monasteries
nnd convent!- nre nothing short of commercialized
conipnnios. '.Monlrenl is a good instance. Tn that
oily of priests and churches, the monks carry on
I lie business of shoo inamifneturevs, printers, otc,,
and the nuns take in washing, This iH nil done
behind inm barred doors nnd windows. The products tliey manufacture are sold in competition
willi goods made, by the labor of men with families
lo support. The elmreh properly which is estimated in i lint city at some ^lil.OOO.nOO is exempt
from taxation an cltlio worlo't's in Ihose institutions
receive im" salary, food, clothing, shell or. and one
or two other "luxuries" is nil they expect and gel.
II was only recently Hint nVi* election in Quebec
wns annulled beeaiise fifteen itrjesls cast their bill-
lot, it was emit ended that ns they had taken the
vows of poverty they could not ho eavninc the ne-
eOHsnry money qualification which, would entitle
thorn lo n vote, ITmv ran tho private concern
thn! has lo pay taxes and ti living wage compete
wiih reunions inst it ul ions Hint neither do ono nor
tt\n   Mlinn*        T*)    '"   im'-irH-r-'lilr.. T>»   tt\t>   »c*l!r>""   nf
1V(-i- 'i*<-1!'u'',n"" 'behi-Vir nnrb-l" nre gbitle'l, and
fur many months i/i tlie vi-iiv crrl'iin i/iduslrios
c-itljc-r lotnlly suspend operations or work nl a
minimum.    And yet tho Western Catholic has lho
iii*,,- mimtimi Ia u«iv "Tl   r,ni*.  Inivn l'tllr*.  nffi.r.t  i-mr<n
the ecoTinmie status of the working man." The
fall of the monnrchy in l'orlu-,»nl and the unrest
in Spnin enn ho directly attributed to 1his verv
stnto of nf fairs, There as here the clniri'hes nre
competinir in the open mnrkot, and. of course, undor
such ••oiidilioiis «'iin lieal llio mnn who bus io pny
{•)"'••, iv-nt and v.-n;*' *: to ;i fi.-r.-le.
WE are so often told''thatipoverty is,anies-
., " sential mode of liyingior^, proportion of • bur.
^ellow men, andftliose'so^give#ic>d6'6ki^ng afcthings
evidently overlook the extraordinary productivity
of.,.the,porkers.., .^.e*j§ay3-;workers,, a^psedly, for
wehave.-yet to'be.shown-where-any capitalist, sim-
ply7a3san"6wner- of the'raeaiis- of production,-;-ean*
lay claim for the'"credjHNf^is^^^^
tivity of labor.] r However' we,are%illirig.to..adinit
vthaythe capitithst at one time was* a- factor- in
'intfeefesing the yealth.of sooiety, but atthat<time he
was a worker also^.HiVpla'ce' in thomachinery-'of
production is ijpw- fiUed* l^.wi-g^fe^
no longer functaons i^.the fieldrof nroduetipn,7Tne
i °. s i   i -. ,      v*\ *■-»   *vs,?m  J.,    'rill.    *■• -y>\'    <:   *    ii.-**!*
only thing He i$'now-called upon, to 'do-is own, and
he*-surely owns1 witha. vengeance/ r.l S'y    y -v y
The agricultural imfiigrintS jntq* this ,cduntr-|
may':be cbnsoiae by .the fact''tKat\the .iyominion
"Departitfoiit-^f iAgricultur^.reports. that,.-the crop
ofthis country ;dur ing the year. 1911 was $565,712,-;
00$. fTh(s'fiigures out" at-'about '$500 pe*r.family,
for foo"dTiibne','a'nd*;a superficial reader would7b-j
inclined to believe that .the farmers in Canada were
all free from any. worry as,-tp tho,; necessitiesy.f
JifeA ?Ask the homesteaders, and other small farm-
ers as "to their-luxurious mariner'*of living;'or
rather go and -visit their '{.palatial*' homes,' and
then you will not wonder why it,Vtliat the capitalists,* as* a class,^love the-workingman who ..prefers
to remain contented with-things-'as-they are.',
Not alone is*the worker pn.'.tWo soil so glaringly
prosperous, • but there is everya-reason' to,-believe
that,the miners should be,in a similar position. -In
Alaska there are,, 12,000 miles of'coal lands,'of which
1200 have been surveyed and will yield fifteen'bil-
lion tons of coal. ' However; it.appears.that,thers
is no scarcity of coal, as'the inines already producing are able to fill all demands of the market.. The}-
are supplying the demand for all that" can be
bought,-and'so who needs _any coal? "Everybody
shou}d have enough, but still they do not appear to.
be able to' prevent large numbers of people freezing every .winter. " .The transportation question
does hot stand'in'the,way, but the question of profit does, and tlie humor, or perhaps rather the folly,
of it is that it is not the workers .who, are in such
sore,need*of profit. - V-After all-is.profit the most
essential condition for'production,1 or should not
tlie- produce of the workers be ..for themselves arid
their "families, rather than for those who toil   not
*  -.     i »ii  . "* ' '
and enjoy the reward "of.the exploited wage earner?
Canada is not alone'in'the prosperity* of the
world, as«;one would^almbst'* be inclined to sur-'
.mise'front/the reading,of.,diir-press. .-.For tl*.e information of-the New^York.phamber of Commerce
the wealth of that city^was estimated to be .'-ix7.
teen billion dollars'by "WrbV Irwin. ' Of course, the
^oT'king^lasOlTaresyffytKisTto soime e"xtehtyrtTrfr
have the honor or privilege in helping .to amass
this vast wealth." , Amongst- those who produce
this prosperity are 40,000 child slaves-, and in order
to.prove the" share-of the workers "in this'accumulation of wealth is the fact that'the "bread1 line''
'grows yearly, which is convincing eviderice'that the
productivity of labor is sufficient'to release a great
number of workers from tho machinery of production without in, any way menacing the continuance
of the output of. commodities. They are free
men now who form the bread line in a great city,
and how proud they are of the fact may bo seen
day after day in almost every city of any size
throughout"the world.    *;.'•'       - *■'
"When you appeal to the sentimentalist as to these
facts ho answers with Taft's famous reply to tlio
unemployed in tho United States "God knows !"-
loreforo, the stating of those facts is not from a
sentimental standpoint, but simply to draw the attention of tho workers to things that arc of tho
greatest import to thorn. Wo.say lo them that
whether or not God knows, thoy at any rato must
-.•now, and if poverty apponwa desirable thing to
them as n class it is up to them to stay, with it,
aeooptingcharitablo doles from time to lime from
thoir sympathetic masters. This is contentment
with your lot, that your spiritual advisors ask
you to pray for so insistently. On the othor hand
16 lho really-intelligent workers;wo say, "Why
shon|d there bo poverty?"'and the revolutionary
working cIiirh reply is now echoing throughout tho
world.     Do you hear il,?
A bill is now before Ilie Ottawa Irouse of Commons for lho abolition of the "$200 oloetini* deposits." As was io lie expected our, millionaire
pi'oiui'er did not give il'his hearty support. After
quibbling and boating about tho bush ho was, how-
ever, generous enough lo agree to tho appoint mont.
of a commission lo investigate the matter, and unless pressure is brought, to hear upon him it. will,
no doubt, (reI very lilllo farther. II is, of eourso,
not. in the. interest of lho capitalists to give, tho
worker a I'lnineo lo nook the nul'l'riigc of his fellow
men, for after nil, "accidents may happen and ho
may bo returned.    TTow dreadful I
Tlie workers of British Columbia should lose no
min in  i»i>1'lii»» llioN nnvifci nti tlm vtifnv"' "iH        V.
■1 ,.l-
iiv*, mny come on nt any time, and 'the
workid'jfiiiiiii 'Oiiiiihl eonlosl nvory seat in the province* if po-M'-le. Every workin<»man hhoulcl bo,
an oi'i,'aui/er m his constituoiiey and see thut the
iii'*.'' mini iu mil mi ilie roll       Thev cnnbl ilc, niucli
ii) helping our foreign brothf-M-H who nro <|imlifiecl in
this respect, Kvory man' you come across, you
should ask: "Aro you on Ilie voters' roll?" and if
not "Why not?" Tt iN only by tin; ballot thut we
can hope lo gain justice nnd right, ami we should
not bo slow in sending men to tlio Victoria House
who1 will iIi'miimkI it,
A Ledger Ad. is Sure a Safe Investment
XiBfolfSlias returnediffom his"
;-to^dttaw&.wtJy*7' y-yy •--•-•>.
"Dear-'Old .William"
at .the. Grand
at the"l8l*'*oni7jibnday- and'-ToSf&y?
,'.-*■',* •')■*>.&-Jtil-**ZSr. '    -'.r     V--*-- &'liu,±
*'"• Undek'tiiVk-uB'pices of^s;'*P. 'oi^';
W'iUi "6a«aerit 'of tho *J*%m*'BkvE
6tf S-i*nda'y;^i>.|iith'^ 7.3^ vSi* ZU
fe'd-dteBB'-wlll^fee' tl«iiver'©d- by'Comradi
Phinips "offv'ftefohn* and ^VoitilfciVf
tots, 'RiflBhners'', "coTdially; ln'vlted:^''.'"
-.rfi- -v ■y-v:'1" : ".* rr.ni\<; '.'■•   ft.'-ivii-.' ".*-.■■.-"
.Ohe^ of, the. debutantes!'o'f '"the ."rta-
■si'ii is ^Is-r^ot'a^a'ck^daughVer
of;J-Mr "and *-Mra7 Poilack;*V'whose
honor • a^reception" waB'given' In ^yi'c-',
tbrla; HalKon ThurBda-J;' evening laatr
a'iidjat whlbfi''the"'maiority of Fernie's
400 were present.'1' ' .-■    J"'-'•''.•/'.'  *
- "WANTED to PURCH^E^-PeerlesB
or Cyphers' Incubatore,in~*good*condl-
,*yon; also.fi "&d^Ru*Mcr.-DuckB'and
Drake, and-,200,-SKhlt© ^Orpington- Pullers. s-.- Albeft .^l^^niie,'^^; <tM4
w. :—r~ **■„ '   '" v
A house m$y*Wbmkol let.-*
"f^ve-roomed jjloi"^-* jjuat«|-i on7cornq?
of Jaffrae and Daltoni*Avenue*, Ap-
'P%.iP.j.W^ll*..4*"*^i <?y}7%'Z--&
. .jlui ,.■.'.777,"" '■-' -' *■'*"
The' l^is'
' The progratomeat-the Isis for, tonight (FrldAy) arid tomorrow promise's
to' be one of moref'than average'Interest
We are promised a beautifully colored
ha'nd« picture; entitled ''From-Baste
to Caste,''and" "other'flims' to bVshown
are: "When Marlon'Was' Little," "A
White Redman," ""Anonymous Letter,;
etc., (-.y ' " '"" ^ s-' 'y.. y,,.
'   ' ',*   ,. -Dante's Inferno .  ,'*
•On Monday "and Tuesday night at
this popular* picture 'house - "Dante's
Inferno," taken" from* that' noted author's^ celebrated ■'work, win' be shown
and is Ybo,urid to attract, great atdeo.-
tion'locallyyfy'      »•-   ■'   •
"WINNIPEG,-Feb." bi—The lockout of
all- the' plasterers in the [city, by 'the
Builders' Exchange, growing, out of a'
strike on the city's industrial building,
jvas raised today ['anil all the men,'300,
resumed • work." "  "      ' '
On Wednesday; the 17th Parker Williams,* in' a speech that lasted nearly
two hours,, analysed the claims of ,the*
McBride Government and its press organs to the/title, "The Best Government thatTB.'iC. ever, had." , Although
suffering from an'attack'of the*grippe,'
his delivery, was but' little ' affected,"
and the\vein of sarcastic humor running through-rhis - speech evoked bc4[
quent laughiief and'applause:  '"7>". '..
y^'y-1,"--v^,.sl'RTHS—"•' •'■'-■■; 7
i/TUR*NB*UL&.-^f6n  Thiii-sd"a>,  Feby.'i
8th, "at-Fernie.'Annex, to Mr and Mrs"
Matthew TurnbulL'a daughter.  '   . '
"     -■-■;-«   -      -  - , ,;
r' ■■■— ' ■ •• •»   ' 'tH
.WHELAN—On Thursday "last'to" Mr
and Mrs..Pat'Wh^la'n,'a son.
.'-'     • HILfiiCREST,
: Other Hillcrest" News see .page 8.',
■William Gouttiro was up'here from
Lundbroek this .-week.' - Billy'was-on
his.way north for Jasper Park.   ■
Mr. Thos. Stubbs arrived from Leth--
bridge, Monday, to take charge of the
power1 house. We hppo that ho has
imbued some similar' ideas as his
namosako across the river (Q Stubbs).
Ho might,bo his brother. "If not it's
possible for him lo become one.
The Western, Canadian Collieries
has npppintod a new gonoral manager
In place of Mr. Coultliard. '' Miy Coulthard Intends to visit California io get
fi llttlo' siuiBliIno, as [his surroundings
have been somowhat cloudy of lalo
with tlio moans of the many, that havo
boon unnblo to sccuro work from him
nl.Dlnlrmoro, Llllo and Belleviio, Wo
onrnoBlly, hope tlirit tho change will
glvo simslilno to tho" llvos of all concerned, Will n few, moro moves on
llio official clioclcor board help any?
Classified Ar3s.—Gent a Word
TO RENT-^n^t^blocklHouse;
rooms.     -*-s-i-ts*'«»^i--->" ••■ - --  *-
say [Ave.
6. rooms.     Appl^'W^-Minton.Lindi-'
\s^PR •^1PHf^^Wl|Ppedv.;(*<>tt*«».,
I^.t 8,,-Bloek Mf^-f^^nex^iHouM
ply. ;Dl|trlct ;^ft^,:..^ri-^-,;v2s;8t:
• -,,n%i-4, -.* juojiiJi-..1,!.,.'•.-- in r.. |l
*.[FOR ^AL^I^ouftB.ionj'Lot;?, -Block
62, Annex,;,. 0 J^nvXln B. ■..Corner,; jJBov
374 Nanaimo, vB.j*fJ,,o|ri4'82,F;«rjil«.*i' *.<*.
'A!,. '
..FOR EXpHAgip^-T^wo Houbsb and
.LotB^In;y$Bt.j^rnl^.fpr,bulldlng lots-
ln or near New WefltmlnBter.-.v-AlBoi
Piano for Sale.,(;>JBpiy;'P.;R;-Lui»,ate1
64, Howla-0]d.1Avj?n*io,./,.:'*yi,. '•(,.,t'...-i1
! FOR SALE.-^New,^Raymond". Cabinet . Sewing'. 'MacUlrie-.i - noiseless, .and
easy to .onerate. ^ Cost', $75'' will :sell
Yery cheap br.jejcchange for, good hand
machine,, and cash-,-balance.,-. -,Apply,
J. I. Rowse,-Lot..7[ Block 91; Chlpman
FOR - SALE—Eight-roomed, modern
House on Macpherson*Avenue; all conveniences,, etc.; price $1,700 for. house*
on 30 by^^oPfpot,-lot;-, or, $3,000.-, for
house on[fuli.lot (60 by -120).-* Term's:
$600, down,«balance' as ■ rent. ..Appcy,"
Cree and^Moffatt. ,7*   ■• >   , '   yy
.FOR, SALE-^Four-roomed'4 House
with A meat'kjtchen, clothes;, ploset,
water, sink/.etc. , Situate, next .block
to Central, School, Pellat Avenue./'Apply,'Win. Barton,'Singer's Agent'.-"
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, FOR ySALErrFqur-roomed - House,
built-on hplf lot on Dalton Ave.,-'will
seel, for; $5,00 "to,.quick buyer. Ground
alone worth ,$325. \ Apply, Fred Lom'as.'
;' FOR SALE-yHouse,„,7. rooms, bath
and* .'pantry,', connected•'.range;-, block
47,;McAyoy Street. [Centrally located
All fenced and .painted. ,,$2500, terms,
Cheap>'fprV cash.   Apply, • L.. G.., Evan,1
Box 123. 7 y,„ ;. "• y  7 *•
'WANTED^-Dressmaking. also plain
or '.fancy ..sewing. - Apply *Miss- John-*
son,;-Howland Avenue.,    • [.,.   ,  ri.t.-25
FOR- SALE—Now is the time to oi-cl
er Day-old'-'CHICKS   a'nd'7'Eggs7fnr
Hatching^from.^ selected ,laying -.strain
of ;,Buff • Orpington.  Albert "/Davies,
Fernie;.B..;C. ;, ,-    '   -7~y  " 2'5-4t.
-s FP^- SALJJ-r-A,, quantity. Of House,
hold Furniture, Apply, j, Baggaley,
Fernie Annex.       --.-7 - '     .  '*.-.
(Ovor .Smlclnby-B' Drug Store)
A coTri])lot,o commercial odncntlon In
Pltmnn'R Rlinrllmncl nnd (lio Touch
fiynteni  nf Typo writing.
DAY STUDENT—(I niontho* coimio
(nontlnuoiiB Inst-ructlon In both nub-
JopIh) fl.HO a.m. lo 12; 1.30 lo 4 n.m,
TorniH $50.00, or nix monthly piiymontii
of $10,00 por month, i
loBiions pur wook, -1 In 0 p.m., $0,00 nor
Iphroiih por wook,'7,110 lo 10 p.m., $0,00
por month,
Two.Iohhohb por weoH, 7.110 to 10 n,m„
fn.oo fpop nioiitii,
1 Vcm pnynlilo In ml vnnco.    Special
nttfiillori lo buck ward studontH.
For fnrilior piirlloulnrs, apply— ,l
W. B. PBAUBON, Principal.'
P. O. Uox 131). 'Phono No. 170
Vlnom, lnillutnr,' botwoon Lcllibi'ldRc
nnd Fornlo, located nt Illllcront, Altn'.,
tlio properly or Locnl 1058,    Building
fiO x M, with  nnncrotb' foundntloh;
forroil. ThlB Ih a nplondld opportunity for any ono, Tlio coal company
horo nro now upending n lilf? Bum bn
dovolnpinont work. •
Full pnrllciilnrfl from tlio Docrotnry,
Recording Socy,
OUICKIV   9T0l»3 C0II0H8, COr.CO  COLf3,
For Sale
« -. ? -        *
FOR SALEJ—A .Good.Deliver TEAM;
ages 4-5"yearsf one .Registered Perch-
e'ron. Stallion, age 5 years, weight about
1050,lbs.',-  .^
duo to flu-row-In May.'1;
to furrow.Jn.Mny.    '
Also, Pure White" Leghorn .Chickens,
Apply S.'J. Harrison, Wnrdne'r, B.C.
<■     . ARTICLE8  L08T
Lady's 14k. „ Gold Watch, lost ,in
Fornlo on .Tuesday. ' Flndor will bo
rownrdod by r-oturnlng' samo to Mrs,
Robert Anderson.  '
Of Josopli" nialccmoro, who was Jiilloil
by Uio M. F. aiid M. train on 'Fobiiiary
7t)i, mil.  ' To memory <■*/«■•'dear.'
is a BOlillor to liolp you In cho
battle ol llfo. Wlion your bullil-
Iiikh are Insiircil
You Feel
\u\i kvhi\\ umt \sooil nnd huum-
may bo dostroyod; but a policy
In our company Is IndCFtruct-
Iblo. Whllo lho Iiouho Ib burning tho policy cliatigoH Into
Solo Agont for Fornlo
y Where you can bring, the ladies and the,-children.   Wer-keep' our
77    ,.'  ,   •    '*'  bouse lighted .''during the'pictures..'' ' "»■' 7;" [
Program ifdr
'[ 7   When; Marion Was,■I^ittfe!?-;;;^',1
" f-Navie" little, Marion, 16-years' old," practices.. her' a^tful^coquettries'--
. ron her brother's" unwary .chum.      ..  [.•-* . f, '' :\7'^ r/y'.f ' ;-:yy \
.;" y-^s:y A White Redman;.^ 7:sr _ st
* ',"'•;fA-'Western-film by Rex,_which stands for quality.'5   '<■ "V''**''',
From Baste to Cprtey
., -Scenic.    Beautifully hand colored. 7 a 'most*'Interesting and  unusual picture.'    '      -y ''.[-, i    , ■' •   '    '      ;•-  ■
Anonymous Letter
Monday and Tuesday
Dante's Inferno
'!,"''      7 ■   ■        ■■*;■  7 ■.%*'.■.    •:..■'.-.     ■ -.:
Ono of the most beautiful plflnroo In years,'based' oii'tho famouu
book, •                                 .' '       •
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-Don't[forgot to send tho children to the Saturday' matinee at 3 p.m. •
We will'tako euro of them,- ,"        " (.
'i a- '• . *     ■ .,    , "   '■*      y ' •.
Insurance, Real Estate
arid Loans
Money to Loan on first class Business and Residential property
U<p4o~date,    Consult Me First
lioforo liuvlna your Spring Sowing dono boo Miib, K. 3^, UAUU, Firnt-
• in
Dinner Late Again
Children Into for flchool—IniBbnnrt   Into "for   worlt.    Kvorythlng,
twisted,   All bociuiBO tho clock went wrong.
Don't tinker with It,    Bring It to our clock hospital.<    Wo will
(llngnoio Uh cauo In. Rhort order,
Adjust It a HtMo li<-ro aad there--clean tt up oplck und apan—and
nway.lt roob nRftln, ondowod wllh now llfo nnd vigor. '
Tlio  cunt?   , Oh! not very iuiu.li,
[\   Notliing noar na much nn a now clock.   Nothing nenr n« much
oh tho confusion rntisod by an uni-erlaln clock.
A. C.   LIPHARDT,   JEWELER -•}-■..**.
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j!HE DKTMCTyiffl&EB; FERNIE,  B, 0., FEBRUARY 10,1912
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^Xlghtod with Tungsten Lamp*
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■*- » ■.   Oat«rmoor - MatirMMMiT^ ■ ?•
W. L. FOISY >   Manage^
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■: Up%datei Hotel i
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''    Ey^ry'person likes to be'com--7
;'- foi-table.'; .We".haye the latest.-'
; desig^;, of^%team^tieatlriWappa-- 7
* ratus in every room.''   Our menu
■is the best.*-' ."We.guaranitee-sat-., *
lsfaction. ■*.r Two blocks from' C." ,
P. R. Depot.   Old and new,'faces *
welcomed.  1 7,-y; -   ,' yy ."•[[-
-a' _-■*,  h *     .- *.,'" "5 y   .   r\ *. '- "'„ ,*■•
■New Michel, B. C;y
P. Zppratti y Prop.
?G pieman
*---, ■'    *'  * -
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4W. H. Murr   -   Prop.
You're always welcome liero
Clean Rooms, Best of
Food and every,
attention ,
THOS.! DUNCAN, "Passburg
V^&S^&'-.-is^.*'-;'- ;' -%ys *>
♦-[-1 COAj;; Cf|EJliK;;BY-r ijjfo?.;- ♦
.Last Sunday^evening ,a| Soqi|iUst
m<ietta^;waB hejftjjin''th<>" Clu|*|Hftll.
"|^ --b&Urtfai^ Win;" MlnUi^and
lubJect^'Tho' Clais .StruaBla'.f|;?;Tfio'
^8lic>p;'|ccapled by J. R-Smflft>!wIio
Introduced the -speakers^ and tl^hitliey'
i\&Xx& Ite'pt ..the "mee^lgolnjtviffith
tW/old' but;, true j>i8ij|{of 7a*atiter*8
t'y^atony- ove^eTwoiSerft" Whlp^VaB
yery/flttontl-^^Bt^wdiiio. %&  "
rn^.the^TritOB-Wbod ! Conipan^Kstore
r^i%5^^^dn«Bflay'tor Cranbrook,
where'he'has^Becured a.better'posi-
'tlon.,. •-A     -£7  .''   f7y$; ig£     ,
y F9r..the last-^wjjweeJfft1 past "ifeveral
complaints;havje been '"Aade're'-fafdlng
the "bad[''weigM'* of'?Bome of 'the-'cara
of coal coming from' No. 1 North; and
No.-6 mine, .with .the7,result,ith"at -a
;watch -was, putvonj- and 'last;.Friday
night ;a workman living across the tip-
pie was caught in the act of taking'coal,
from:the cars by Provincial, Constable
Boardmariv.whb arrested hlm'i-nd'took
him [to Fernie on Saturday morning,
where he., was tried and bound: over
tot. good. ■ behavior for . _ six. -months
in'his'own recognizances for two hundred .■'dollars. This shoud be a warn--
ing'to others living iq that'section as
ityis. not "only robbing the coal com-
P»ny[ ^"t robbing poor working men of
their daily bread.
7;Mr "and Mrs. William Shenfield:,and
daughter'Maggie;' of "Elko;'[ we're visit-*
,ing. friends up l-«re on' Wednesday-
afternoon. ;       _      •'.,'. '-;*->
;;0wing" to the possibilities of a provincial election coming off7ln March a
meeting of all'.Conservatives-was, called for Tuesday night in the schoolroom
to elect officers, etc.,*-for- the ensuing
year, with the,following results: Hon.
President, W..R. Ross,-.Bsq:,".M.P.P.;
President;Jno.1* Shanks'; Vice-President,
Dave",Martin; ^Sec-Treasurer, D.[,P.
Markland';-,. Executive-* Committee:
Messrs. Fairclough; Hilton, English.; ~
" Quite a number, of: Creekites "-visit
Fernie, pretty regularly just ■nbw^tak*'
ing ,iu, the'shows,? etc'7 They are "get-,
ting awfully ciuiet up her''now.'[ Neyer,.
a''concert for*seven1 morithS.-'"'-,"'•;»[•[*K 7
■ ;■■ Harry',* Cartmell, .'second son';-of :3l'r
and Mrs.-J. Cartmell,-"was taken 'down'
evening-' suffering from a' severe/attack of rheumatism. iWe.hope to hear,
soon, of 'his ,speedy .recovery, r,1..,- .
■ A-party of Creekites "tookfa sriow-
ehoe" trip,last'-Sunday up "towards .the.
summit and had a very enjoyable time.
They saw a'snow, slide up there ;where
the snow Is about-fifty feet' thick.
,The I. C, S." candle up here.burnt
ICO hours' a'nd a half. Who Is. the
lucky winner of the' free scholarship?.
' Something*new was brought'off* at
the Methodist Church, up hero ■ on
Thursday evening tyhlch -was called- a
"Cobweb-Social," got-up by the young
men's bible' cjdss. * There -was a nice
company present and some great.fun
was' going on pulling tho strings of
tho wob,   ,   ■>,       ■■' .   _
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A ,-.--.- usa t b,rx «i *&i
The Cash
Hosmer B.C.
Always Choice
and Fresh
A Trial Order Solicited
K.«   Ti
Juat received,   n   oh I p ment   of
Hundreds of  latest  Records,'
Violins,    Gultnrs,    Accordeons,
Sheet Music, etc., etc.
1   New Michel    ,
Ho\v\i This?
H* ctin Of* llunilri*) jwiftrn ni-vifiJ fur u\r
du- i.' UtUrth I (ml cinnol lu cuml hy |rill»
IlmVi'III lulu.
r. J. C1ICVKV * CO., Tot«K 0,
W», Ch» lUiilcmlimfcl, |i«v» tKifts.ii  j,-, j   Uxwy
f.ir tin. li f l'-y\i\  ,,,t h.-ii,,.. hl-n ii rf .i|j linn-
*IjWi> In  -.II   tm-Jni-M  lfw*.«4<tl'*,« n I  It ,:inrlM.lr
»bl« lo <»rry uuC nny uUimiiui,* nwl? i,y |ii« iirm.
I KJcrtoHAi. »»\ii ot covttmcr,
•• TiW-i, CU'lo.
3jf.n » CttA'Tll C'Uft- in t»)r.-( l-.tf-i Ally, irtffiK
illfilly iiii<n tlw Mi*, j n nl nmi mu niirr.-iii* of Ilia
</iw:a, li'«Uiti..'.:,iU m-u !u.u. I'.uu ;,-, ,*m* ua
(miilr.  iii.l,' liy sill Dnt.u:«u.
Liquor Co.
Wliolcwiio Dwiiur-s iu
Liquors       «
* Cigars
Mail Orders receive
prompt attention
trtet-Ledg«^w,c^~'*<;*,tM "«*' »*■ »»•
Wbruary J t^V^^^^Milmai.bi
TKey went-^*criWta***ft>r'^USb Ledger?
fore the C9^0tahd ^^^g tlib Wys 6i>^
By-tfee fo-^MMMnfof tHrrxneetlng.*
hotel men r.^ ^^'WAfiAVfid
the. l[*dgerV^h*' ^ ^v«>vaa. Intake our mt " .'You -ate'aulte■'"feidy-'ito*
us.- (Notey* y°,u'a's;ralr:aB;ybu'treat
Ledger advw "n^n^i—Support* th«
"'Tto*oth«SHf8<-rs:)',>7',V' 1J-':"'*V- "'
the train wj ****& on-'the'depot;*"" as;
train' crew'v8 ,ea'rt'*1»vAefai«Br,bf !tS>
"press a-Iad^8 Beent0 .affectionately
• '■ The m'eef:: No Sussing.' ; -;' ■ '
No. 2497,' IN *e of"the'' Hosmer, Local
Sunday •Wjf,'.W-"1°? A''"^s held;on
better atten .^e' fl»t"tlme.'- It' wis'
would'like y a'than "Sual/though^we
speaking m "° ■fe'»«»re'of the English
good saying61"8 P,r€Sent- * «.It Is no
and on'theL^hat.?m\™ do outside
ber and- a *! ree^t; ' ?' y°u "*e a mem-
.^■alon'man come* and'state
nee,v in-the proper place,
in- the .inteiLlltcbnie.and*do.-your duty
At the-mi,^ °^ the organization.' ■
F. Hall ,'on: s m««ting in the I. O. 0.-
"debate".was',fu^day'-tlie Bubject for
ceed in Busl 'Can*-.a Honest Man Sue--
was-in^he »" ? Mr.*Steve Lawson
for., the nef?m£
!• "Weav, ScQtchr;8CQ9fif,>jgatQakea ■ arid'^
' f^SS^li^yv}g^^k . in .■' eyl'
dence. At.,the; conclusion of this
ropw.t danc-iug^ wae^-^njsaged In until
th[»,;,V^.^a\^™;w7^t;tte Inter?
val in yt£fv d^ce M»ppgramm«.[ Mri
"&?•*#" WU*t^^t<the-[sl«p;dancg
w5 H^l »|«««t*>d by{;.y^m^>Scot**prY
durlng lh^efconoert"'.:.Th!B L.lt«rafy and
So"ci"al,plub?dosjBp.y*.,^t pr-ajse .for
thalr efforts'. In'.'proTiding su'ehade-
Hgbtfijl evening,* K*  .• r ° ,.    -,,..
the .Sevv Mr[ Wallace [delivered .a,, sermon.on the proppsed%.Juniqa.,of the^Mfr
tbodisf and Presbyterian Churches, and
showe'd/aT clear[,understandlng of the
principles of unionism [from an economic and religious poin.t of view.* -It
■seems that the,,organsed labor movement here has'Impressed the'religious
and above
tried there.1   "Some sug[
'flre/as theft "J!'4"9 as1-; to-having a
nin^'-hniH." « always'a more suitable
.kfirmatjve'.but Mr. Smith,*
tend.    We"rtIve' ™s'-'unallle ' to  at-.
argument if °P^ *° h€ar-his B'de of the
datIon-5at'tlvetllere wa^more accomo-
cases to°.be 7*°lice 8tatioii'to enable
gestions ,w^.
place "built-  ,.---
Don'tfor^ward.s-7,   *
1912."   -,   - - -    -S sPortson-April 1st.
Breakfast-.  ','7    ',/'''
Englishman labIe-Problem :7[ Can an
* The braw-     hagEis,and enjoy it?-
'from "Auldv*iaddle'*that: h^' it sent
Ugh!--'        Reekie" turned -it down.
•' Moving pLl *''-*•' ''" ' ',"   7'-
of them donS ,resdld y°u say?   Some
tures; at k t-1?tend tt>,b'« moving pic
i„_t .    >St-nbt  While "thp" rntlnnc
world, that,,it is now,getting,behind
the times In the matter of crganizaton.
It Is hoped by( concentration to be
ablo to out out one of'tho rellglouB
speli-binderp In Hosmer, and for this
purpose ballots have-been distributed,
and it is anticipated, a iarge majority
will be shown to be^ in "favor of Union.
Hosmer, at least [will not be behind
the; times as Unionism is'pretty well
understood- by the residents of this
wealth* producing coal camp."
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♦    . MICHEL ; I^OTES ' ♦
last. '    / -"*•"*•'not "w.hile; the" rations
;•', Put7 your-7*   .      -   -.'.[77   7"[7-
1 lJ_,.-„__®ALLln_thel^ilDIa',-A•—wi*°t-
home from i»y-If y'0'Ur'chtld comes'
len-through Lch001 -wlth its .wrists sivol-
OTtvpiaMT,n'Bhnieilt Ifen'rit the par-
•• If-a-scho^-Stlck>uP'[for the-child?
charge of an ' teacher'comes to'take
attempt" at ,^nri'jl>""SChool where ©very,
measures nJMpHneMB nullified stern
and' spoil th st Prevail--spare the rod
but to punk?.^"d-that ls-in reueon,
Signs of reil;1 the>cWld Ulitl1 " sbows
children wo J?f ^ ls ^onB- Some"
all that la^*1"1^ their lips and take
would howl ?0ming t0 them: othors
wise ones), ,on the flrst' str0^ (the
brod.ln the ,but n11 the. «*mG what's
bono will come out in the
wero' a school trustee
flesh.   If y^ -
isn't it your
tencher Jn-1*'auty to uph9w. tho school
bottom of tPv awthorlty nnd get to tho
bottom of tlu
*o caso?
Bu fiow are you
the punishment
going, to, m
was not eVV" *U'at
lo talce tho J8slvo?    ThG lw»flt way ls
(In loving .rmo (loso ani1 0»on judge!
'The news fW-)
tho Rev. Civ    an'lv0(l In ■Hosmer that
tho' EngltBli Vtll0r' lh0 lat0 Pastor of
arrived-honi °Jlupoh ,n '""Bmor, -hns
Como  nlo,  ln It°ntlon-
Answoi" A   Bl  boy8,  wlmt'8  amiss?
sldo "Tit-BI^°""B lllrty'     (iror°. out-
Wo undciv7    , „
offlclnl hon-p?'1 n- w- »0S°'-b Is the
suing lcrm7°f7UloK',5',s ^r tho on-
tholr choice1; Wo COI>K™tulnto thorn on
We notice.-,    .
union man.   a fc.v ■•,m•G■, n,,m,t K°0,l
Inst wook w °" .',on,all>R our- Uifger
nrtlclrh on \  nnmo ftcl'onB somo B'nnH
not do.   ' *\Vlllt K00(1 "nlon mo» wo«l'l
'Ofll<    Hin    nnn     Id    11    »l I - .     _
few of lhiift0nr ",n fi"p' If " ftlfl; a
Ono of tli wo,,,(1 "Wy In TloBinor.
cpRRful gnth ,"0Bt 0"*1°y,ll)lo nnd hup.-
or took i)liu<i,,|"BB ovo,' h0,rt ln J-0-""-
.Tninmrv an.? ,n tll° °Wm I[011H0 0»
under tlio i\\ ,(nurnH' Annlvorsnryl
Soolnl Cluli ,,),('fiH ott,l° Wtorary und
proHldoil ovel iMr" ,To,in Hi'owiirlKB
opening roni n ,ni''-<l '""Hcnro nnd liln
woro clmrnijr,tr on n,° Immorlnl Ilnvd
knowlodgo lr'm] -by " Bjwpntliollo
pool Tlio 'Ml0 "fo n,,(1 wor,{' °f t'10
voro nlHo v '"•'Irtontnl flniilum or wit
Tho prom ■•,proo,n-01- ,0 H'0 I'll,
lilgli ordor, ",nn,° «"*»mlttort wiih or a
With   BUPll \ ll0m°r   HlUpilHlllH   ItHClf
Bloo pnrty U "rniy of ,nl<,"t. Tlie
front!-raon l'°""lfl'l»K or eight locnl
much Heroin '"■ twn »'">">"<«!, with
old locnl fnv'"^0,. MrB« Awilomon, nn
d*>i'H of npp) ,0' ')ro"Kl't <l°wn "ihun-
"AnuuR   Mr!M" ,,y i]w rondorlng of
vo n p| '"•"«'"'■' Mr, \Miiiupo, wm
rna' miwti n",n* 3jjl'Wtl.iti„-<i „[rUU
y SlBht." ',',ow'' "Th0 CoU",'« Sft.,u''! w;"
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Wm'.', Whippier leaves next week foT
Calgary, where'he will spend a couple
of weeks.' Hope you will have an enjoyable  time, [ Bilh-
Thejndependent Order of Odd Fellows here have' made • arrangements
for the services' of "the Polmatier Sisters. Musical Company, who will perform, in the "Lockhart Opera House in
the early part o"f March. . This company carries-with ;" it' first class recommendations., arid'.should be heard
by an.   y [ ;y".y '•";.
Three Slavonian, miners are being
tried .at present ,time- of writing for.
having matches 'in: their possession
whilst .working in the'mines here. - ,
Quite a",large!'number of men are-
leaving Michel;these days on account'
of the bad conditions,in;,No.' 5-MinO
here. '-*■   ""7 .''„<;";,', ',7      ,. -.',
-The general,[comment on the-street
JS! W*«n—Se—W—-'R-7-"fl^l"«« ' 7n-
make working, conditions here for the
men ten per,[cent[,better'as he promised, he would' do ,tb the' i-ev. gentleman
who conducted the board of, inyestlga:,
tion? All anxiously waiting. .{P.S.—-
Nothing doing.*);r      "['
The extra*•■ relief" given out on Mon-.
day last .was'a. glad surprise"tQ those'
who .received .same and as many remarked—They certainly needed it.
■Bert Smith, much to his discomfort,
is walking around with a scratched
nose which he" received from[- playing
with a pussy cat. Tako warning,
Bert,-and in future leave the, pussies
alone". ' '/.   ■•-
Dad Hubor'had the misfortune lo
slip and sprain his knee.' The In-
jured mombor is coming on as well as
can bo expected nnd wo hope to see
Dad completely recovered ere long,
'Mr McCnskell Is tlio new accountant
at -the Trltes-Wood Company's Storo.
Mr.,; J. Sowell, accountant, of tho
Trltes-Wood Compnny's Storo horo 1ms
been removed to tlio Fornlo office of
the company,"' Jnrk will,bo,missed
by' moro thnn ono.
.'Mr. Lockhnrt mm soeuved tho services of the Tnx for Fun Compnny,
which will bo here In tho near future.
This Is not tlio first tlmo this compnny bus licon lo Mlchol, nnd Uiobo
who hoard thorn beforo will cortnlnly
nvnll tliemsclvcH of tho opportunity to
lionr them ngnln,
Michel Is Hnl-lo yot to bocomo famous In tho pugilistic lino as tlicro nro
qulto u few iiHplranls In-tlio honvy
M-ptKlit pltiHii walling to wix-ndi I ho
laurels from "Jack JoIiiiboh (not tho
ono nt Corbn), If you don't hollovn
im coiiBiill II. ("Jrfgnry nmi J. Tuclcor,
Word wiih rocolvod from Albert Eh-
liibroolc. who Is m thn jirfBcnt Hmo
In I.oiiliinmm, U, h, A, ITo oxpocis
to bo back horo by tho end of April
nil woll.
, 1'VSd Winch arrived buck In (own
TiiOHilny night rimii lltt;h Itlivr. whero
lin linn been working for nomo inontliH.
Wliotlior II,'h IiYiiiI'h liitt'iillon tn open
up tlio bowling nllcjy hkiiIii or not wo
nro unnblo to Hlnln nt tlio proHnit tlrne,
A Kiiuin would not go Imily now, Krod.
Sundny IiihI ProHlilrnl Powell txUondoil
byrocineiit. n enniruct tnlnorfi' ine"<;tl;ig„
nlno lho meeting of Michel T-oc:nI
Union. t .
A   roHnlullnii   iwloinod   by 'Mlchol
i Loenl Union on imhiKlrlnl Unfonlsin,"
which \ylll bo brouglit up nt the Dis-
tViiuiiiiuii, .win ni wiiU;ii ii copy
«rived^in-(Cam*o\*FfIday,. =.last , frbm
Spokane. k, .[.,Slim V^as been *: doing the
trayellingr stiint for; quite a,7while in
"WashlngtonvState;' "Yqu wonVcome.
eh*rt'-*^77*■-'-*;^   •-.•<!{'   v.':---  -.-. -.,
s.HOn^SaturdayVlfiar; ThomasiEvans,
tb»7youBgest-aoi|;Qr,Mr^]and}-, Mrs.
Harpr Bvansf>bll8t playing with a dy
tona'tor, [w[hlch "he'touiidjspnie place,
Had thtf'mYBfbrtu'nie'tb lose th'r«6:-fingers ahd-part-of ,hta'*ffiiimb'!b'y" It'w-'
plpdlng. ■ The unfortunate vchild was
attended by^-the; doctor., jind vl,s. .doing
as weH as can be[ expe'ete'd/"
"'Joe Swindle Ib ^a frecfuent viisitorin
town these'-days".''" Keep""a coming,
Joe. "-'• "::• -,-' ■[■ ■- *,•'!*& - ..- ; ....-,-, •
Mr. Percy JohnB ^>is once, more a
resident of .Michel... There's. no placo
like Michel is there, Percy?0 7
Miss MableLocKhart'and Mr. Gay
are visitors at*Mr 'and' Mrs. P. Mary-
lards." ,        .),-.,. y. ■  ..
'. Mr., Jarrett Is again an Invalid   in
the hospital here,   7[  ".
..General Manager Wilson paid a visit
to "this camp Wednesday.',
Mr. Rouse, manager of the Trltes-
Wood Company, took a trip up the
Elk, Valley River Sunday last.
Robert "Stractian, 'District -Mine Inspector, was around"- making an examination .Wednesday, i' ■",
. On Sunday night last'Game Warden
C.-J. Lewis unfortunately did not put
in an-appearance at'the Michel and
District "Anglers'** Association meeting.
This was to be regretted" as .there
was a. large attendance-there. However^ Mr. .George Wilde, secretary of
the association, addressed the meeting
and we learn there are various suggestions to be forwarded to tlie chief
game warden regarding the protection,
of the' fish.    .    -    -
Don't forget there.are two meetings
to be held on Sunday of the S. P. of"C.
A business-meeting "at 10.30 a.m; and
the --regular" meeting "at 7.30 p.m. All
are cordially invlted^to attend.
?On Saturday Sid Burt, Thomas Colquhoun and James," McKinnon, whilst
strolling down the main thoroughfare
of this, camp'espied'a horse and rig
which*, to all '^appearances were not in
use. ' "The day.-being* warm and suitable'for *a,.drive;' the trio decided'to
go for'one, button'reaching New Mi'c-
hed,'vhowever,- thelr-trlp was cut short
as .■the [owner heldythem' up and L took
horse and.rlgi'off^tliein.
in ""Lockharrs'J.poqi iroom.'. Entries
close' .Saturday tlie 10th;' all anxious to
complete must enter "before'that dato[
.'*, Wm.-Smallman and Bill Causer, who
left.,some -time*, ago have crefurned' to
camp,,after having visited.Lethbridge,
Grassy Lake,-Taber, and Medicine Hat.
"Nothing doing." -
An.invitation'is extended to all Sid
Burt's" friends 'to attend the christen-
Ing of his famous' pup. Tho . occasion promises to bo one well worth,
attending and.,will even surpass the
christening of tbe, Canadian Fleet.
Thos. G.'Harries, H. Elmer-and A.
Williams aro '- the [ delegates chosen
by Mlchol Local to represent thorn at
tho District Convention.
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At the Famous Sut^iir^prings
■ [?;*-'FRANK,;; Afe
Fitteil throughout with efery modern convenience
[ " l'y ' Wholesale Dealers in
; Wines, Liquors and
Phone 83, Frank, Alta.
i      - * n , u , (
• ^   y        We carry'a full line of - '"-   -*
Red Feather & Tartan Canned Goods
prices Right
Satisfaction guaranteed or money back
Phone 103        r: Frank, Alta.
ih for warded to »li«» locnla In this ill'--
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Monday night mai-hod ono of (ho
moat InloroBtlnp; hocltoy Ranios of tlio
season, whon njaJrmoro Ladles and
Colcmnn LikIIob plnyod' their first
gamo of tho soason. Much Intorest
was displayed In tho rmijii*. Tho homo
team boat the visitors by 0 to 0. A
return -?nmo Is to ho played Thumlay
nlKht, Koh.' Rth, Our lnillos ccrlalnly
did urcat work, and much credit Is
duo them. The lino up waH as follows:
Colcmnn: Jlrs 11 MrLood, f?nnl; Mrs
I), McKlnnon, polnl; Miss A. Uojian,
o. point; Miss A Paul, rover; MIkh Cl.
nillliiK, tfiitic; MUa r..Vli-c«>iil, r,
wlnit:   AIIhk M.' Portor, 1. wliuf,
Dlnlrmore: Mrs. 15 Hinds, froal; Mlf-s
M. Tumor, point; MIhh' llollowny,' v..
polnl; MIhh McLcod, rovor; MIkh Pu-
tout, i*<'ii(r->i Miss Huimitroin, r. wIhk;
MIhh PiiIUm-hoii, 1. wliif.
llofoi*-!o: Mr, ,sii(»nr<*r, ninlrmoro
Mr.'P, fiiliui a ml Mr. John A. Prim
linvo lofl (Jalomnii for Prlncolrni,- u. c,
Whoro I hoy Imvo -johii on a piimpcct-
Iiih: trip.
Tho SlnHonlc Hull, which w:i» i*U«*n
on l>"oh, audi wan n 'went mutiw,
about ?n rniiploii tripped lho Unlit f,ni-
HiHtlc till tho outiy imiii-H of tho nim-n- j
111),'. !
Tho Polmutloi* ai»tfi-H, a (iiiiiid ti<. of j
mil piikTltilnow. will ulvo a lurtuni;-1
unco In tlio Colomnn Opoia Houho mil
Tluu-mlny, March 7th. Tlio hit-tern tuo j
III) doilht. tlio flnoKl mimli-nl orcnnl/n-l
tlon In llio coiiiitiyn Tholr pioirramsl
••iu iii\sii,vn nuw mid t'utoii>, ml) of i
We have the largest and most up-to-date
Hardware "and Furniture Stock
*      in the-Pass.'^".Everything in   -y
Stoves and Ranges "'.;.,    Furniture *
Granite & Enamelware.     Carpets and Rugs,
Plumbing and Heating.      Special Attention to Mail Orders
Crow's Nest Pass Hardware Co., Limited
Phone 7      FRANK,  Alta.     p.o. Box 90
New Michel General Merchandise Co.
Importers of
and Dealers in
Domestic  Groceries
Agents for Steamship Companies. New Michel, B.C.
Our. Motto
Satisfaction or Money back
A Trial Order is Solicited
rlcftrly n fa\,   k""0 '•,'RB 1lob«on wuh ' Dlntrlrl, hn», ro v.o nr* rim!* «o U-rrn,','
to a vlKoroiu!'^" n',(' '"•■• ,0 roaiioml jhoon Ptiilorr.cil by ii^uo limn ono !o\*ul.'
nr.tl iiumor.     Tlio prlco of
I-:, h {1X0, T.'i.. .iiu! .".i;i.
WlllK   "Coilll
K i ti i'<« ii nrt t
lit'   t-i
enr-oro.   'Minn L. Whlto j    .Tnmon  MnKlniinn7vhllnt   returning
■>k.M    lijn-      '.utii i titim At-4r   illull n.ililTUitV tiln"! Ul*' trilH-
Tlio noxi Ufun on i forlutio fo «ll|> nnd fnll nn his olbdW.
llio proRrnti      "" "v*1 »l"'» on i inmino to niij) nnu rnn on iiih clMw,
,l*y Mrs. T), (\,rno* ft ',,lm«>roiiB rondiim | Tho InJuroil tnomlmr In rminhu- .11m
In Tltrumn/,' ^"Hon» 'r°ni "A Window I no ond of Inoonvenlonro
cnptlvntod tho nudlcnro.
oupcelnlly tl ,""uvn'P« tne num.
hy Moura i.0 , 0tc,> otol»«»t A
wi-ll r<w>fvrt ""■-■ ""'• Aloxnnr'op vrni
Whn Uno" i M|V F«M«r ««»>«; "Hcots
npor.Ina lu n "1-,cr"1l«- "W", nnd r«-
lnnd." afiar ".10 <>nroro "">>  "Wc-sl-
i< \*UIlljv"U      **l«u       Wm       -m.
A wrontlliu: inntrh l« to tnl:o rijnro
In Mnriln'fli Hnll. Now Mlchol, on Bot-
unlny fho 17th ln.it,, hMvrwm "RoTwri*;
Hnmpann, of Old Mlrliol, uiu' j;«n#iiri*
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Men's Furnishings, Bopts and Shoes
i (Cnll and see our Spring Samples of Men's
Suitings from $!8to$40'
lI-mju'ihsijin lo AN..). AVliiic -V i oy COLEMAN
tlromnllo n     'c*- 3■'|,• ■"• Cf>x gavo h<hIioiiM provo to ho n roo<1 ntAtch «»! hci-ldo*- tluliic In cnijfwni-o with >lr
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((--. iwsi  «5h'.*J  for t!f Kir**'
Grand Union Hotel
Best of Accommodation
Attentive Help*   Pleasant surroundings
G, W. CLAIR :-.• Proprietor your bourgeois section in the "West-
End?'* ' No, slri you will find "them in
the East-End,..on the.river banks, on
lots which; have not been buiit upon,
"sheltered by shacks often of a single
board in thickness covered by. a layer
of tarpa'per in the 'vain endeavor to
shut oiitVnis beautiful climate of Alberta—tO below zero!   • These homesteaders are in ' these places,  sometimes accompanied by their wives and
families, but if'they are homesteaders,
the wife and family is usually left on
the homestead to exist ■ as best. she*
may,  tending  to  the  few. chickens,
and possibly cow,   whilst -the   breadwinner is in the, city, or in a railway
construction' gang-'trying to' earn sufficient to enable hliri, * by "means   of
the strictest, frugality, "ofttlm'es,    by
actual' denial,  to ;earn  sufficient  to
make the.necessary lmprovemnts   to
his homestead' and to' keep his family
from actual starvation;   These people
cannot get far ahead, no matter how
they  try.      The .'leader  of His  Majesty's Loyal Opposition in the course
of his speech told us of* a true story
of a farmer who took- a load of wheat
to the nearest'town, where he found
the elevators full and no cars.   There
was no place where he could sell his
wheat at^the market price of 76 cents
a bushel. This, sir, is only one instance
the honorable member, because "He
was depending upon' the money    he-
would get for that load "of, wheat to
buy food and clothing for, himself and
his almost starving family upon, the
farm.-   Instead of 76 cents this farmer had to.sell his wheat at 32 cents
a bushel.     This, sir, is Only one in-
there   are. -'possibly,'   aye,, 'probably-
many more like it. '  But, sir, even' the
honorable member,.for all his speech
that this province is now underline on  s° much' prosperity, shall  I'say
accidentally, drew the curtain aside',
and gave us a, glimpse of the other
side of the picture" • -"' *'    -
, Again, sir, .what about the prosperity of the miners in the recent strike?
Those of them, and there were,many
such, who had the courage of their
convictions and spoke -their , jnind,
haye not yet been put back to work;
hundreds of men have been boycotted.
I met one'only the other day, a man
whom I have personally known for
.years, ono who was' brought up ih the
same bush district as, I was way back
in Ontario. , This man is a great, big,
strong husky fellow,.'and one'who has
C. M. O'Brien, having obtained the
consent .of-Mr. Speaker *tb the'floor
.made a forceful address,. the„ tenor
of which was as -different and 7 extreme from those who ha'd'preceeded
him as are the poles. -> O'Brien-spoke,
ns, he always- does, strictly from1 the
viewpoint of 'the working class:"'- -.-His
is not to slur over the miseries and
privations of the workers whom he at
times ,in season and out of season, if
such be possible, consistently represents.' Rather he brings-these, mis-,
eries, he draws vivid word-pictures of
the life of the workers, true to life," as
* an antidote to the laudatory and flattering statements of prosperity which
the other members of the houso appear
to assume that It is their- duty, to utter.     O'Brien's address is in part as
follows:-        '7     ' "'    .
,. ,Mr.'Speaker, now that the premier
' has delivered his eloquent address,
and has tried to hypnotize us with his
stories of prosperity, and we have
also had*the pleasure of listening,to
"The Leader of His Majesty's Loyal
Opposition," trying to beat the Premier at,his own game, that is he has
endeavored to belittle the premier and
tho government that he might stand
, but more clearly in the limelight; perhaps it would be in order for. the
"Real Opposition" to now say a,few
words.        " ■ *' ,
'    ' I ,must say, sir, that I did not ex-
■' pect that the Budget debate'would be
precipitated in this manner. I did
not expect that this debate would be
started almost before the estimates
were tn-the hands "of the members. If
I have been able to correctly analyse
'the addresses of the-previous spe?k
ers, it is that prosper!"-.* is the't-- 'm\2
■ groundwork, it Ys their keynote.    Tt is
JOHN^BARBEB, D.D.S,-L ?.S..*;7
'"""■■' 7 ''DENTIST -*. ■<" *~7\y >,
6f«wV-Hendirttfe Bleck, Fernle^fte..
^■;?Houra:i8.3i..ti»il"; 2'*»^(7j
'"  Evidence: 2VVicUrlilT«ttu& yj
V * it .       L- '. "** **. .'•      .       ,\
.y. ■.-*
7. 7l^p'ECK8TEIN7 y
Barrlster^at-Law," Sol leltor,
such a period of prosperity-as was
never' before known."    And,, sir, this
' prosperity of which" the, 'two loaders
have spoken is but partly, true—it is
partly .true." During the past summer I made, a trip to the Eastern and
Maritime Provinces, and was" asked
on many occasions what this western
country was like. Js that, country
what it is represented to he? Is it
any good?, were among'the questions
which were often asked.of me. .My
answer invariably was: "You bet your j
■ life it is—for those who own it!" But
who are those who own it? Ah, they
are -not "the workers for wages, they
- Again,-"Mr/ Chairman, we must not
lose sight of the fact that.today production Is carried'on on a social scale;'
today '"nbTperson, or persons, engaged
in a* particular craft produce a single
thing-by themselves.-    They are'en-;
gaged, in "social production, and those
-who. are engaged in the production-of
any other article, do their quota "in
assisting- the,-, farmer to produce'his
grain.   For instance, those who manufacture the, farm implements" In all
their auxiliary branches', "those who
make the farmer's clothing, those who
build  the  factories  in  which  these
'things are made, those who build and
operate the railways by which these
things are taken to the-farmer and
by which the farmers grain,is taken
to the .world's market's; all the labor
of these people, sir, directly or Indirectly, assist* the farmer in' the produc-.
tlon'of'his product, and justas surely
the farmer assists all" these others in
the  production  of, the  wealth  they
create.   I have said,, sir, that production is carried on socially by a class.
What is this' class?     What is  the
condition  of  those' upon  whom  you
shower thousands of dollars' worth of
emigration literature to induce them
to come tb this country. ^ , The leader
of 'trie Loyal Opposition has spoken
of the stream of people who are pouring over .the boundaries of this province. - What is the condition of these
people, are they rich?   No, sir.   The
rich, do" not-come here; for the simple
reason that this country is too new;
it does not contain the modern conveniences  and  luxuries «which*   older
countries ,can, provide, therefore they
do not> come,. . Statistics compiled at
"Washington tell us, *and tne 'American
owners Beem to be alarmed over"1 the
fact;, that  these -settlers  bring into
real estate:   -Iwouldyilke^to suggest,'
sir, that if any .member, here;holds
sucti ideas, it, would be a good idea
for-them,-to' emulate the'laborers-.of
the railroad construction'gang, pack
his happy home upon-his back and go
out to * the, grade for-two or three
months and give U a fair trial.
, I woud like, sir, to, refer again for
a moment to the recent strike In'the
coal Industry in the Crow's Nest* Pass.
During that strike the mine owners of
Blairmore imported • Thiol 'defectives,
who openly violated the laws of the
province by carrying gun's, ' What did
the'government, do about this? - They
did nothing;   they-have conveniently
managed to know-nothing about this
affair. , These mine owners also openly violated the law b'y importing strike
breakers to work in the mines.   When
the, strlko'was'settled these mine owners openly- robbed these mempf vari-
ouV amounts, ranging from $40 to $75
by deducting it-frjjm.their wages. Two
o? these men took the matter to court,
the,result bf which,,as one might expect, was that-; the    court    decided
against*these men, giving them leave
to-appeal,-however, if they'so desired,
or*. n*ther. if they were able.     If,.these
men were prosperous they would be
able to take the' case to Ottawa and
fight it out,'but; as It is their chances
are exceedingly - slim,    y .    ■•-.■.
Majesty's guests, ln more brutal -words
of ?25o,ooo. "7y  . ,'- h- *   -.„ V.
"Whilst in ' committee of the -wholo
upon the, Budget," the government do;
finitely expressed itself In favor of day
labor ln preference to. contract laboi,,
so that It Is more than likely ttiatf.-ls
jail will be erected by day1-labor..
The questions submlted by "Mr. Wai
ker and-the answer thereto' are appended;  , ' ,*''"•
1. Q.: Has" the government purchased the Royal "North West Mounted Police Grounds t at -Fort Saskatchewan for' jair purposes?   -,.
■ 'A.. Yes.      v    , ', .*-
2. Q.:-If so, what;was the*purchase
price?. ..,'      7    ..  ' *"'    *.
''A.' $5,000.,'   -*"'■•'     y-y
3. Q.:.-If so,,"what' are the intentions of.the government with reference
to* the same?  7.      . *7 * '      „> •"■
A.   Tor,be" used" temporarily for jail
purposes.,, --      ^"   ,      - -.7
O'Brien moved the" first reading, of
Bill 27, entitled: An*Act'"to .Incorporate the Crow's^ Nest Pass Street Rii'-
way Co., details' of which' were published in a "recent issue bf the Ledger..
Is Now Operied
Glean, Cosy: arid very-
7     Inviting
Just the place after,the
show or from the rink.
Fred. Armstrong
■" i -
,   .Proprietor
' ir
F. C. Lawe- ;;-;... Alexy I. TUher
y' V'Lawe',*'. FisHEfi,'^"yv7
y;,' ':-,.y.attorneys77-7 ly_
 ^FernicrB:'Cv . yS'Sy
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public, etc.
Mr. Speaker, it does not matter to
this' counti-y",' on' the average, wealth which' section, bf the working-class
are nbt\ThT~farmers, fi-j-FTfie'fafmers'
title deeds are but a" joke. Thoy,are
but a' certificate for a steady job.
Those who own! They are those who
own the large means of production—
Ihe railways, the mines, the factories,
etc.,,the farmer is but a,link in the
chain of production. Subject to those
who own the means of life. But
what Is the condition of the homesteader away out in the country',
.sleeping a few hours in their log or
sod cabins, working from .morn till
night, clearing land, /fencing, often
half starved for want of proper food,
living as thoy do on flap-jacks, tinned tomatoes, embalmed beef (also in
cans); and meal biscuits. But wo do
not need to' go so far to find thorn;
look at them ln the eummor here, or
lri any other town, you will see them
horo trying to raise n grub stake for
the' winter. Do you find theso pros-
porous workers and prospectlvo farmers,living on 8th or'9th Street or,ln'
1j-»—i *5i iii ■ Si i 1 i"i 11— f"i i —im
iut)-ieiJuiauuiruL— ucuig
ker," yet, because-he ,knows .why it
is that no matter how lie-works,' he
I still remains poor, and ..that those who
are rich and do no work get,richer,
and because he was not afraid-to tell
these things to his fellow workers he
was boycotted, I might keep on from
now till tomorrow morning quoting
instances, where such repressive measures have been adopted.
The reason, ,sir, for my statement
that farmers do not own that which
they aro supposed to own, ls that although they may houl deeds'in fee
simple for their lands, yet for all that
they aro_ subject to thoso who own the
main articles through wh'icli'thelr produce must go In order to.roach tho
consumer. The owners of these arteries, the railroads, mills, shipping
lines, otc, reap tho.real benefits of
the farmers' toil, and I submit to you
and the hon. members that the real
owners of any property nro those who
to the extent of 811 dollars per eapita.
And "these men are' slaves to their
title "deeds"— their ownership, I say
again, is but-'a joke. They* are just as
surely slaves of theses-large corporation as 'are the section men, the only
difference is that the railway, men do
not.-hbld-a'tcertificate of ownership of
their "job, as do the farmers, but th-ay
are botbTplling up a dividend fo.* the
C. P. „R.; arid ■ kindred corporations.,
Bar supplied^with, the  best "Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
* '        i    -- i   i * t >
you look, you cannot'find them prosperous."-;, It'does not matter whether
they ' are" 'railroad or. government employees.- -.\The '.only class    amongst .     ,
which you can-find prosperity whether | Winnipeg, asked the government for
other'  is the  an important change in the tariff on
Deputation from Winnipeg Wants Pro-
"-  duct Screened at Canadian Lake
--,, Port   "•   7
,» OTTAWA,- Ont., Feb. ,3.—A deputation of,, coal, men from Winnipeg vand
Port .Arthuri." headed by R. F. Manning,.
W. -Wyandatt7and R. Henderson,", of
in this country.or any
capitalist* class.;-. . y u -- ■
I notice,- sir/ that the hon. member
for Alexander (Bramley Moor; Lloyd-
minster)-is-smiling at my remarks. -.1
might say-that*J'was in his district
last'Sunday:'and*I must say thatliis
Star* li ana of th* many cum In which
moral juembani of ono funily tare
biuofttod from tho houehold box of Zam**
Bok. Ool-Sft. LouliElliott,3rd Co., 40th
Bittallon, PeUrboro, Ont., My■ t "Tho
iower Dirt of my ftco, cheek and chin
broke ont in inull rod plmplM, whleh
later fostered and "broke, forming nasty
■orea and dry >eabi. Tho itching ut np
by these eruptions and sores was terrible,
and teemed far worst during tho night
All kinds of soaps, washes and ointments
were tried In the Tain attempt to get
relief ii oven to bathing with carbollo add
and water. Finally I thought of Zam-Bnk
and straightway procured a box at the
drag store. One night's application
brought gmt relief from the intense
itching, and as I kept on applying this balm daily, the inflammation
was soon drawn out, and in lest than a week's time the sores were
thoroughly healed and every scab banished."
I Mrs. Elliott, IM 8horhrooke 8t, Peterboro, telling of Z&m-Buk's
effect on her younger son Waiter, say s i * Us slipped and caused a wound
oa his right nip, which developed Into a running sore. From this ,
smaller sores spread until his lower limbs were covered with nUert-
Tliese proved very alarming* and X feared bloodpollsoulnf t X began the
Zam-Bnk treatment, end It reslly seemed to aid like inagiel In a
TMnaTVuM* utirtrt, rjttr* nf Mine Mi* nr» rtmnlnf *nrwi •»*?* »M nMlprf.
X am very gratefnl Indeed for his cure, and X strongly recommend all
mothers to keep Zam-Bnk always handy."
people? with. whom I»come into contact whenlairi out in the country, and
when I tell them of the glorious stories , of universal prosperity to which
we tare treated in this house. .  It is
most amusing to any ono with    the
slightest sense of humor to-hear these
stories',, and,,'then ,to go out to these,
people and sleep in the horse stable
or the barn, or on .the floor of a shack,
between  two' librse  blankets,  as  I
have dono many, many times.     Prosperous peoplei' to bo able to live in
a tar-paper shack lined by ono ply of
boards, 'with a tin camp stove In tho
middle, they,could not nfiord to havo
a good cast-Iron, or malleable, or cast
steel  range,-of  course,  seeing  that
they aro so prosperous—It may bo
that they prefer,theso kind of dwellings, and thene tin stoves, and   that
thoy llko the exorcise of jumping out
of tholr bunk ovory fow minutos to
push Borne w-et,brush into tholr llttlo
tin stoves to keep themselves from
freezing <to death.
Mr. Speaker, I wish to again rotter-
alo what I lmvo already said on soveral occasions in this house, that you
aro nil,eloctod,"consciously or unconsciously, to  defend and uphold tho
system which stands for tho solo purpose of tho exploitation of thp' workers.   Tho papers at this .tlmo-aro devoting n good deal of' spoco to tho
work of tho varloun, charity •organizations In tho varlouB cltlofl of tho' dominion,    Wo aco In tho Calgary papors
of tho free moals which aro bolng dis-
ponsod by tho charltyiorB'UilzfttlonB of
that city.   Who aro thoy Riving thoso
monU toT   Real o»tato agentu? (Mich-
nor, loader ot Opposition Is n real
oBtato agent.) ' No,  sir, It Is thoso
vory pooplo whom you hnvo Induced
to not) la In this country, nnd woro «t
not bo traRlcal It would bo roally am-
Ufilng to hoar theso unfortunates ro-
forrod to as tlio.proBporouu habitants
of Alborta.
It Ih nlHO nniuslnB to hour peoplo
talk..of lho prouporouu employees on
railroads Investing tholr earnings In
constltutents- did not strike me as be-'
ing .very 7prosperous. I noticed'that
they""".have-'about'the same kind, of
dw'v'HngV "as *' -the average worker;
many. of.tliern- below the. average, and-
the" clbthlrig,;b'ore the same stamp—
shbddy-rand scarcely enough-of'that
to keep, them. warm.      "
Now, sir, I doVriot purpose toikeep
you longer. ' I'do not intend to try to
awaken your,, moral  or  sympathetic
■susceptibilities!-.,;i7'do not wish to
ply .or try to play upon the sentimental" or emotional'phase of these matters.'    I am dealing with' these questions, and wish to be so understood,
from an entirely economic viewpoint,
It is but a fow short months ago when
Mr.' R. B. Bennett, tho junior member
for Calgary, In'his speeech upon   tho
Alberta and Great Waterways debate,
played upon your emotions to such nn
extent that wore It not for the strong
measures adopted* by tho govornmont
whip you would, nearly all have voted
with him.     But" that 'was a money
question, dollars, and centB. " But now
I mention tho fact, that thoro are human Hvob nt stnko, I know bucIi a mat-
tor as that will not appeal to yon.
(Special to the district Ledger)
■ EDMONTON, Alta., Fob. C—Tho In-
foi mat'on was made public today ln
tho Alborta Loglshturo Hint, tho Pro
vlnclal Govornmont had purchased tho
grounds and buildings of- tho Royal
North WoBt Mounted Pollco nt Fort
Saskatchewan for tho' sum ot 15,000.
Tho grounds comprise  nn  area of
Homo 200 acres.   This information was
tho rcBult of questions which woro
tabled by Frank Wnlkor, M.I'.r., for
Vlctorln, in whoso constltutency llio
Fort SnBkntcliownnRrountlB aro situ,
Tho District Lodger linn also boon
ablo to loam ln nddlllon to tho nn*
iiwors given hy.Promlor Sifton, thnt
tlio Intention of tho Govornmont Ih, nB
soon an poHlblo—probably during tho
coal today...  * 7  '. '•'"     ■ - •' "
' They represented that hundreds of
thousands'of tons went Into the west
via Duiuth and- Minneapolis.' It Is
screened in the States and then sent'
across, the border" undei\. the '.lower
Large Airy" Rooms. &;
7 ;   Good Board.  .   . :
Ross & Mackay £«:
■"•'A. McDougall, Mgry ;'
■    1       ., ■> ■* (I ■
Manufacturers of.aiid Deal-j
. "   '" -*'-, •*'' --.   7 :"
ers in all kinds of Rough   k
;', anOressed Lumber /.,,
"" <■>  ";       " y/, .
. -,   ■       *
Send us youp orders
_1q nlr r-/--.Q*l-
The duty .on slack coal is 13 cents and
run of mine coal is 53 cents.''    ' -
The western men asked . that .>they
"ne allowed? to screen their coal • on
landing'at the head of the lakes and
obtain'.the low;er duty Instead .of ^paying the full 53 cents for the run of
mine coal. •  *   ,
Hon. J. D. Reld,pointed'out that It
was. Impossible to accede" to' tho request' as the law now.,stands;';It was'
his duty to enforce It, aB the duty had
tb be paid before.the,coal landed and
this accordlng.to law -was'53 cents.
The question will probably be, the
subject o'f investigation by the' tariff
commission.- i
Another, delegation from Owen
Sound also \valted on Hon. W. T.
White In regard to a curious anamoly
tho coal duties. It consisted of Mayor
Lomqn, John Parker, prcpldont of tho
board of trade, and J. K, McLaughlin,
vice-president of tho. Canadian Coal
Thoy explained that vessels of Inland
waters on.the Canadian Bide when not
touching International points must
pay a duty of 53 conts, whereas the
snmo coal ls free In tho case of boats
touching at International points. Mr,
White displayed muoh Interest ln tho
situation and promised to Investigate.
"• *■  \i
Dobs.and .Berger Receive 51 out of 81
Ballots Cast
LAFAYETTE, ■ Intl., Fob. 3,—In a
"straw" voto takon at thp Monon shops
Socialist candidates for tho presidency
received flfty-ono ,out of thb eighty-
ono bnllota cast. 'Of this numbor
of bnllota Eugeno V. Dobs received
llilrly-four nnd Victor Berger ro'colvod
seventeen. Ilorgor Ib not ologlblo to
llio proBldonoy, bocnuso ot Ills foreign
birth,    Ot tho remaining voIob Rooso-
volt roeclvod 7, Ln Follotto 5, Taft 3,
Hummor of lho prosont yonr—lo com-j Wilson fl, Morshnll 3, Ilryan 2, Clark 2,
monco tho erection of n, commodious llnnloy 2, Dovcrldgo 1, John Mitchell
residence for tho convenience of His 1, and Etigono Chapln 1.
Convention Gall
fU« NmfVi Annual Convention
Dist No. 18, U.M.W. of A.
A 3ur«H»m»Treatment ■ >
Tho boat way to fight tuberculosis lo
to prevent it. Tho wholo basis of tho
Sanatorium treatment for tho whlto
plaguo ifi-puro air—lota of It—good,
wholoBomo food, and a rational amount
of oxorolso. .'
- It is nothing moro than a process of
building up tho system by dlot; air and
cxorclBo, combined with- good rcoon-
structlvo tonics to rebuild the tissues.
You con havo all this nt homo tf you will.
Dottor still, you can provont tuberculosis by keeping up tho bodily defences against tho, disenso. - - .
* Tako Iroflh nlr, fresh milk, froBh eggs
and othor good food with what oxoroiso
you cun Btand without fatigue. Keep
your windows wide open at night, tako
Nyal's Cod Livor Compound, and you
need not fear tuberculosis, ovon If you
aro run down. ,
Nyal's Cod Llvor Compound Is a delicious tonic It builds up the waste'
tissues-puts on 'good, solid flash and
aids digestion. Evory, day this splondid
tonlo is putting on their foot peoplo who
would othorwlno havo drifted wto.«>
dnngarous condition. It will not disappoint you. Don't wait til you aro
all run down and unlit for work, << If you
nro not feeling up to your best and aro
losing ground, get ft big dollsr bottlo
at once.       . 7   .       " ,
Nyol Remedies are tbe best value ever
offered to thd publlo, Tho Nyal peoplo
had to convince us of this first beforo wo
would olTor them to our customers, and
this wmody wo know to bo all uioy
claim for it,    , w
Vnr flnlm In leomiiH nnrt nunranieod by
'   N. R. ftUODABY    '
P. Carosella
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes
Gents' Furnishings
PEItNIE, 3rd Jnnuary, 1912.
, Skm-n-akii>UiUfaBi^A««r«forMUtot«^«h«M«dbud«,
frbiTtlW, aU»t% Uood-paiiaa. TarteM MpM, yilM. aoalo
tataa, rintwona, laiUmad ptufc«, Ub mt »nipUon» and
mpMBlMM, Mia, tar**. fcoil*ML*i>4 tklii talarUa t«Mf-
*\tr. All dronrtiU ami nm aalf at ww bat at paai fra*
tram KAm-Httc Ca, Tnranut,« nan rao«li>t rt prtra. ten ar*
maraad afalaat fcirtafattwittuaiaal safautaiaa. 8«ata«
rttUtaradajuM w rAB-ltak* oa avwj- •ftiekaia Mart Va-jrlag.
Sta4 UlaOwpaa
ud la. trumpt*
bm-ftiiti C<i, Tif.
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'io tint! Loi-ht \jiijuiih -in SiihUiv.'i/ Xw, S5, iJ. m, ii. •««. *i..
You nro hereby notified thnt tho Ninth An mini Convention of District No. 18, U. M. W. of
A.v will ho lield in tho Labor Temple, LethbridRc,  commencing at 10 a.m., Monday, Pcbrunry 19th,
1912, .       i   .       .
Your dclcgalc or delegates nre kindly requested to obtain a Railroad Certificate in ortlcv
thnt nrrangf'incnt**! mny be Hindi*- to pot roduoed   rfttcs.
Your attention in renpoetfully invited to Art. 7, Sec. 2 and 3> District Constitutioi?, which
explains matters pertaining to the convention.
,    ; \V. B; POWEIA President
Al.J. CARTER, Scc.-Trcaa.
-mrmt — **-
A VMnhitrg, Pn„ anno stall rlat
tlvatl I fornl dolla "Carnegie Stool
Co.," cho ol trovavano inopurosl fin
dallo scorso Msgfiio « paroccblo con-
tlnals dl operal sono stall rlmossl a
lavoro. 81 aislcuva cho II numero de-
ill cporat v««a consldorovoimento m-
roeo-tito fra brivo o cb« It lavoro «rt
I'contfnW. ,  7 ,.
Llzsrd Local Qenersl Teamsters No,;
Ul,   Moots every Friday night at
8 v, m. Miners' Union  Hall.  W.
A, Worthlngton, Prosldontr 15. J.
Good, Secretary.
Dartenders- Local No, 014: Moots SixT
nnd 4th Sundays nt 2.30 p.m. Seer*
tnry J. A. Qouplll, Wnldorf Hotel
Gladstone Local No. 3314 U. M. W. A.
Moots 2nd and 4th Thursday Minors
TT*it«-i hntt      t)   llnna, *\(i*.
Tyi>Q$iai)htex) Union Uo. 555' Mu'la
In nt Snturday tn ench month at tho
Lodger Offlco. A. J, Duckloy, 3oc-
Locnl Fernls No. 17 8. P. of C. Moots
ut Minora "omoa X\a\i cttsij buuuay
at 7.45 p.m. Bvorybody wolcomb. D..
Paton, Bocrotary-Tressuror.
United Drotherhooa of Carpenters and'
Joiners.—Local 1220, D. J. Evans.
Presldont; P. II, Bhaw, Secretary.
S3,   W.   WIDDOW80W, Mny»r and
Chemlit, Box. JO JIW. Malaon, EC
Charsraar—OoM, Silvair. Vaai ar Cenpar,
ll i^h. _ OoM;8ll»an or mvar.Uaa.
11.80. Prleaa for other roaf.ala: Coal,
<*m«nt, Wra«Uy analyaaa am appllea*
tlon. Tha larcaat cuatom aaiajr offlea
[n nrltl»h CotnmMa. '
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■'Per 11 '* NoveBlmo Annuale-
Convenzlone Del Dlstretto No.
18, U. M.'W. dl America'.'  '   -
7   ...• Fernie, Gennalo, 1912
Salutl: " "      .    7   , ;
" Vol slete avvlsatl cho 11 No-
vesimo Annuale' Convenzlone
del Dlstretto No/18 TJ.'M. W."
dl   America.     Sara    tcnuta
nella sala   del   lavoratori, a
Lethbridge,, cominclando alio -■
"ore 10 a.m.; Luuedl, Febbralo,
19,'1912. ,-.     '   ."
II vostro Delegate ho pure,'
delegatl Saranno pregatl dl qt- '
tenere un certificate ferrovla: -
rlo in modo che' si potrebbero
arranglar© lo loro.tlchette a .
Reduzzlone.,  La vostra' atten-' •
zione sara rlspettabilmento in-'
vltata all' Artlcolo 7, Sezzlone
2 e 3 alia Costltulzione del
Dlstretto la quale vl spiegara
tutti l'affarl appartenentl alia .
Convenzlone.     ,*    '        ..   ,
:.*.   -y > w. b..powell,-y
>   y .,,'-,.'■ •  Sec.-Tres.
r.    7 r-C    '■- '"      7   ,- - "!.
] Y> *
Novelll che verranno ln questo terre
dovranno, In ogni tempo essereraccet-
v tatl, ogni eslstenza'a loro*" data In tan-
toche si troveranno in buona condlzl-
one.   "Loro insieml daranno 11 placere
i c alia popolazione intlera," e a loro me-
- desimi partlcolare..     ," ,    " -j;   ,
Dovrebbero Insegriaretutte" le con-
dizlonl in questa ;terra, andando in ac-
7 * cordo con tutti 1 compagnl potrebbero
,v. accomodate "tutte lejcose in societa, la
yvlta polltlcalee munlclplale che sara
"." in.- eslstenza.  7 , y_'-'_ "   '
"y   Ariche ."questo non potra essere fatto
7   indiVidualm'ente, •• si." potrebbe' accomq-
-udare ln.'tale.manlere.., 7 -■ ".y:,. ^ \, ■
.■'*   Slnche'rimaneno" dase stessiyfin
perche*1 "questo
:"*"> *. - >* .■
non ,le-. inano -danaro
progetto". naiifraghi. •„,
."; Se'sl considera.che la magglor parte'
del'Senator!.e composbi dl docili stru--
inentl delle corporazlonl e del ..trusts,
non si puo fare a meno di ritenere.che
la legge delle otto ore riinarra per'pa-
recchlo tempo aneoraunplo desiderlo."
- * II -popolo *' se * vuole' esser© - protetto
deve svegllarsl e dare:il suo;.voto solo
a chi'gli "ha prqyatb.di essere amlco
sub vefo e leale' e non "a quelll'che
pol gll, voltano le spalle, per difendere
a spada tratta gll interessl del sordldo
capltallsmb.,' *       '    .' ' r
..   _.  ,; ■ a.   -'_
cronAchetta o'pe'raia
ytanto loro dovrebbero,essere'preparatl
,'^per-ile forte scosse'la-quale 1 loropad-
■ •* roni"-non e usuate portarla' ayantl a,
yioro'.-"' ''-. - •• ",.*"„■ *•.=•'',•'','■ *y7y
'*    irprovcrbio dice, che l'unlone fasla
-forza.' ;Mn questa.e.una cosa'che non*
" al puo far capli^.*'aytutto l'ldee dplle'
'Sperson©." 7- ' - >7.S up. 7   7 '■;.'■ ,.• v' _
* " II lavoratore dovra'lmmcdlat.imente
■, far© domanda'" at superiorl"del lavora-
^, tor©.vlcln'o dove sul*}to,v'er'ra' membro
', doirunlono-del'sub'-jinyoro.' Per tre
< annl lul non snra.ammesso dl-prond-
> ore ,11 voto-sul gov^jnatbro del stato.
;' Ma" pero arrlvaudo"; al tempo prolso.
', non dovratrascuraro rlcercaro 11 cer-
' tlflcato o divenlro cl^mdlno. In modo
che non vl b.nessuna scusa dl! man-
car© a questo, fara bene a lul taod.e-;
slmo o alsuol compagnl clttandln). - ,
\ . Solo .cho il' Ballottpgglo sara 11 suo
'- dritto d^l portarq-quajche^cosa'avahtl
* per af furl* del Buo'prgpnlo, Javoro. .
-Fra breve vcrra apertq a Fall River,
Mass., un huovo.cotoniflcio.
"7     *   *   *
La "Frlck"*Coke Company"' dl Un*-
Ibhtown,* Pa., -ha* fatto rlattlvare In
quel paese"l250 fornlda coke.   .   •
7   - ''.   *   *   ■* iW _,'' ,
■ La" percentuale-delle mortl'^fra-i
mlnatorl nel Colorado supera dl gran
lunga quella non solo degli altri Stati
deH'&merica del- Nord ma" dl tutte le
-nazlonl.-7. .>•,-* , •' . ■" *
''7.7 '■,*-*•,• . ., . "' ■
.1 lavorl vanno presentemente assal
ben©' nelle' minlere dl Marlanna, Pa.,
dove sono stati pure riaccesi 1 200 forni
da coke. ,y  .
<y -     -*"*«*-   ■*•' i, ' * *
-Laferrovlache da Mack, Colo., corre
*a\WatBon, Utah, nella prosBlma prlm-
avera ,verra prolungata* di 50'mlglla
per ageyblare lo sfruttamente dl nuove
minlere dl asfaltq!       '*"•,-,;.*
*    \" ,',1"* •' ♦   "* v    -"7
Iii una mlniera situata nel presi dl
Mt. Carmel, Pa.", sono Btatl rlnvenutl
ucclsl tre operai. Gll infelici erano
stati, sepolti da una. enorme f rami e
orriblmente* maclullatl. ■*> ( '  '
; *'   ' ■•.;• '•,»-;■ 7"
Durante "le <* 1911 * i ferrovlerl, degli
Stati Unltl e Canada-bttennero uri aumento di paga per oltre.14 mlliorii dl
dollar!, con.una.media,, cloe; del 4.87
per cento. -   '    * 7  ". 7 '    * r^"?
7.!,7 ;7->J». '•'.'• * v ' " ,
, La compagnla ferrovlaria "Canaldan
Pacific"-ha' anriunclato, che" spendera
26 millonl 'drdollari-per la'costriizione
dijnuovellneeferroylarle iiel Canada
tt!*''-nftll'A1a"'Bk'a.-7-'-' 7' 4".*7'"-   ■"'"-- *.   	
♦ ♦ ♦.,♦ '♦ ♦ ♦;♦"♦ ♦ :♦.'♦,*
•*7 -Atsym daje'-.sia' "dowidomcf-'\|4S»
>■' 7sty- wslm-lokaraw'Dlstriktu ISr^*?',
■>7trV-'M, '*W. of ;A:; szczo ;dnia:\ "♦
►•yl9ho lutoho 19i2.vT0ku slfl^^"^
■*- kaj© sia ricznu'kbn-w'encyjii;;;';'' ♦
*>'*,'. -Konwehcyja widbude.>Ia ,.w' ;♦
>*.' • Lethbridgo, Altaf,"-^;;'„Labor7'-^
<•' Temple" w ponegilok:'o hbd-7^
K.yni 10-tij rano.'. Delegat'abq."^
►. delegaty majut postaratysia *'♦
►. o tak zwanl „Standa'rd*C«rtU »'♦
► flcate" aby mozna*distaty-'tan.--,^
►* i szyjl ,-tykyt na zellznycy.yyf'y ♦
► . Zwertaje sla' u,*anu'iaa-pafa-'; '♦.
►,, graf 7-yj toczky 2-3 w dystrik,
► towll konstytucytr.a tam'warn
"■- nwyjasnyt - czezo" .do  kbnwen-   ♦
► cyi.      7-' i   y""' ■" ♦
;     . W. B.'POWELL,       *♦
► , 7 '* President. y«S>
» - A. J. "•CARTER,"3 * ' *•>
*■"'-., ' Secretary   ♦
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♦   ♦♦♦♦♦♦   ♦"♦'♦   ♦ ,♦   ♦
La compagnla della luce elettrlca di
Rocky'Ford, Colo.," ha messo a lavoro
un ' buon [ numero" di" operai' nel dintornl dl Manzariola per estendere 11 ser-
"vlzlo dUillum|na'zlon©s a.nche*7al .-vlclrit
paesl.,,)*   '' .iQ'-.y -"-'' '*-* <,"•'
, i i ■ .      -
^olla "Marshall Russell Mine',', sit-
'' \inta nol dlstretto dl Qoorgtown, Cblp,r
mentro del mlnatorl stavono* foce'ndb
partir© una mlna In un tunollo, si tro-
vnrono in un'attlmo clrcondatl da.ac-
qua cho irrompova nolla rolniora como
no un flume fosso st'raHpato*- nolla
roodoslma, L'acqua ragglunso 1'mlnatorl slno ulio spall© o fu un voro mira-
colo so si potorono salvaro.
II Sonato doxll Stati Unltl sta ora
studinndo sb dobha o no approvaro 11
progotto dt loggo tondonto n rondoro
obbllgatbrlo lo otto oro 61 lavoro. Da
una parte, gll umlll lavoratori od 1
loro capl fanno vivo Istnnseo nl Sonatorl
porcho facclnno nndnro In vigor© quou-
to progotto dl leggo; dnirnltrn, 1 caplt-
nllfttl usnno tutto lo loro lnfluoneo o
* Corre Insistent© la' voce che 1 tele-
graflstl dell© jcompagnl© "Postal" ,-.e
"Western^TJnlon" si preparlnba chi©-
der© un aumento dl salarlo, colla mln-
accla dl uno; sciopero generale . se
non verra;loro.accordato."    ? .'.
^'',7,7.' y, -t*-* * •:   *'   y
Nella Repubbllca del Messico e scoppiato lo sciopero general© del tessl-
tori, 'T; quail hanno abbandonatofv!n,
niassa I© loro occupazionl porcho t pud-
roril nvovahb enorglcamcnt© rlflutato'
loro uh aumontq dl salarlo.
*-,.*'*   * -,« ^'   ■
\"l, lavorl ''sono-1 quasi, complotamohtc
parallzzatl nelle' mlnler© 'situate nel
Dlstretto dl Springfield, HI. Tal© In-
attlvlta Id st deve alln grand© scdrBlta
dl vdgonl pol trasporto dol' carbon©,
provocata dalle scloporo .dol ferrovlerl
dolla "Illinois Central." '
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- La compagnla forroviarla Rock Island ha dollborato dl spondero 20 millonl dl dollar! por la slstomazlo'no della sua llnoa nol dintornl dl Moraphs,
Tonn,''..'. Nol, progottl o comprosa, la
costnislono dl'un pon to* sul' flumo
. •   ♦   a
Nolln grnndl offlclno dolla ferrovla
"Ponnsylvr.nla" situate In Altoonn,, Pa,,
dovo sono Implogatl circa 4 mlla nio>
cnnlcl, t lavorl procodono ora colla
mnnslma nlncrlta,   -
a   a   a
Per la enduta tmprovvlsa doll'ascon-
sore nolln mlnlorn c'nrbonlfora "Electric" sltuntn not dintornl dl Danville,
III,, bon otto dlsgrnzlntl mlnatorl rl-
portnrono mnrtosl, grnvl forlto,
Monessen, Pa.—Jako v§ade, tak I u
nas sa pomery menla, a je u nas prave
tak jako vgade indevgdy nleCo nove-
ho. Co sa tyka roboty/s tou sa veru
nemo'Zem pbchyalit', robl" sa1-' len pol
casu, a to eSte za placu,- ktora nie t je
dostatocna ani na'vy2ltle,"tak 2e Clo-
vek'trpl nedostatkom. A tl nasi reverend! to vidla, no predsa nepbvedla
l'udu "pravdu, le2 v2dy ho ei5te klaniu.
Jako aj u nas rev. Pavel Rutky:' Nam
vl© kazat' o'laske'a0syornostl,-ka§e
nam.milovat' bll2neho, ale on o torn
vfietkom nema ani ponatia-;, ^Hlavne
sa mu jedna o to, jako.tie ovecky vses-
tranne1 vyuiltkovat'. Je to dost* smu-
tne, ked'' Clovek,. ktory kedysl vseet-
kemu, Co tlto.velebnlcci kaiu, veril, a
dnes, ich musl pred verejnost'ou opiso-
vat' a verejnost'. pred nimi varovatV
Nas prevelebny pan Rutkay sa bol
vyslovll, Ze vraj takl 1'udla, ktorl doma
kravy, pasll, tu v Amerlke chcu byt'
mudrejslml, ne2"je knaz. Pekny na-
hl'ad.v vSak? Ich majster, Vel'ky Na-
zaretsky, narodll sa y chlleve medzl
hovadml, nemal" palacov a - drhych
ruch, jako maju.jeho sluhovTa, on vy-
kupll cely pvet, svbj6u>vlastnou krvou,
ale to," Co sa* opovail povedat' taky
Rutkay,' to,by on riebol nlkdy hovoril.
-■Jak khazbvi dobre nezaplatli a na
kostol hojne neobetujes.'vtedy^si ne-
znaboh, a taky knasz by t'a najrad-,
§ej ' sotll aZ na' samy, spodok pekla.
Nedavnb-soin mal tleii potrebu na toho
stavu manSelskeho, (pebolo vam ho
pbtreba ani'v"t©dy."-Pozh. red.).' Nemal som -vtedy':..prave nazbyt, jako
nema'nazbyt 21aden robotnlk. Chcel
pq mne-len $14.50.' -.Nechcel som mu
pr'o{lre51t'"bo som vtedy este vSetkb
veril, len som ho Zladal, aby ml'dookal,
2© teraz nemam. Al© on hned' "zafial,
2© on to zdarma roblt'-nomoze, 2e on
nema penazl a Ze-vel'mi potrebuje atd.,
ai koneCne svolil, 2©, ml pocka' dva
dnl. ' Ale ja som' za dva, dnl tol'ko
penazl sohnat' n'emohol, a preto na
tretl "den u2 tam bola, reverendova
eluJka,' aby som vraj platil, Co som
dlien. ' Mnl som vtedy asl $7.50, tl©
som, vzal a lakotnomu fararovi som
Ich zanlesol s tou prbsbou, aby ml
ton ostatok ©fite doSkal, 2e prave teraz
neroblra a preto nemo?.em platltV Na
Co on odpoyedal: "Ani ja nemam.
VCora som' mal len osom -contov.
Ked' ml nnskutku n'ozuptatlte, vtedy
vas■ oddam,'skvajerovi, noch ton s
ynml porobl porlalSky. Poznamonnt',
muslm, 2e rov. tento ma $80 mosaCno,
neplati rent, svetlo, kurlVo, finlstvo'a
mnoho lnoho dostava od nas, a tu
vam povio, 2© noma,' 2o vas, ktory
nnttli6"it1htlto,*' budo^ Baiovat'. - Nl© je
taka pastlorBkd dusa 1'iorBla, fioi'z'ld-'
ovska? My tu'roblmo tornz l«n pol
Cnsu, znroblmo prl torn Ion pnr contor
nlo knazovl platlmo tak, jako Iced'
by smc' roblll * coly Cas, a on esto
noma uznnnla.
Ctonl rodncll Nlo jo to dostatoCna
prIClna, aby. smo sn od tnkych du5-
pnstlorov1 raz pro vidy' odvratlll a
saml pro sobu myslot' znCall? Maroo
k nafioj ruko Casopls II. L.' ton budo
prl nas vsdy stat' anas v nnSom podu-
jatl budo podporovnt', Tento CnBopts
nl prodplnt'mo a v joho smero krnfiaj<
mo. V nom jo nnSa spnaa,-—Novy bo-
COAl. VERSUS QIL76R "A ' '*f *'
*-     7      BLINDfpLb^N.G SUBSIDY.."'
.' '•-' •   ' S:f ~y^y'   ,   - ::i'":-.
•.. '    .      By'WmyLarson '• ■;
- 7For the last-six^months or a year
the coal ,6-peratbr'syof 'the state of
"Vv ashington hay© ''been Jn a serious
fright due "to the introduction of crude
oil—that is fueKoii^n-fthe fuel mar-
ket'of this s,tabe.v7"V;' 7 < -.    *'    '
- Crude oil being a fuel that requires
but little labor In,its production, is
naturally a cheap commodity. Coal being a=fuel requiring considerable labor
to bring to the market, .Is of necessity
.the very opposlte-^a high-priced commodity. These t-}yq" comlnodities, used
for. the" same 'purposes-fuel—are naturally in direct competition each with
the other, In an effort to reap the profits from the fuel demands of the consumers of Washington, Crude* oil
being the cheaper commodity, no defects existing to render,-it less desirable as a fuel, must with but slight
effort displace the more expensive
fuel) coal; just as'coal in its" time displaced wood; and as the futuro will
see crude oil displaced by electricity
or some other commodity or what over
it pleases you-to call, such an'article
of common use. ' " 7  ■,
'Cheaper Commodity Wins
In this conflict of commodities, for
supremacy the cheaper invariably is
victor.* The cheaper'one gradually
supplants the more expensive. " The
more, * expensive Js either, entirely
eliminated or acts as a supplement, or
for special,uses. This Is a'hard^and
fixed law of commodity competition,
the condition/set by cold-blooded cash
Interests. An effort to alter the, status of battle reads (dlsaster—du© to
artificial conditions' forced Into existence. ;■'     ",'V    ' '   ''
Labor's best interests are served by
a natural course of evolution;  even
though this may not at first seem to
be the\case.;   •
Coal Operators Influenced Unions
Now to the.main cause of this.arti-
ij , ii i
cle:'. The coal operators have induced
some of- the local unions to pass resolutions requesting the state and government institutions to use coal in
preference* to crude oil for fuel pur-*
poses, and thus patronize home industry and encourage Labor in this, one
of our largest industries; also aid ln
offsetting the growing favor of crude
oi! as fuel,, and-incidentally create a
coal , subsidy' and' encourage special
privilege—labor's-gieatest foe.
, f Among the disasters which the coal
operators point but that the coal min-
e-"3 will" have-to, endure is that great
ni'irbers 'of, our,members \yill have to
seek employment* in other' industriog,
Beware of
Sold on.the
Merits pf
? Liniment
♦ Fernie Dairy
delivered    to   all       ♦
parts of the town
Sanders & Verhaest  Brothers.
Livery, Feed
and Sale Stables
Buys' Horses on Commlslon
First claps Horees. for Sale.    (!■
George Barton' Phone 78
, ,'. .ALEXANDER LAIRD, General Manager      .   ",    *   -
CAPITAU;- $10,000,000  y
       REST,-   $8,000,000
Every branch of Tbe Canadian Bank of Commerce U equipped to issue drafts ««
the principal cities in the folio «riey countries without delay:
"   " ~ Nnri&mUal
Africa Cnt*
Arabia -" Oik*
At fen tine Rqwhfic Daaourk
Australia  . '. Egypt.
Austria.Haagaiy' FaranUaadt
Bdeium F«haa
* Brazil _ Fwvtoaa '<
Bulgaria Frames Java
Oylsa "rVchCodaaCkina
India -
Italy    •
>f alta
PtaSppina Uaa4a
. Serf's
Stwita Scttlaacala
Swedes ....  ,
United States'
Weal Ini&a. ete.
- Chili ■    Germany >. Handnfia
China- Great Britain Mexico   ,.,  	
The amount of these drafts is stated in th* aaoaej of the country where they are payable i that is they are drawn in sterling, francs, marks, Kre, kronen, florins,* yen,
taels, roubles, etc., as the case may be. This ensures that the payee abroad will
receive tlie actual amount intended. A2SS
FERNIE  BRANCH     ( L, A. S.  DACK,  Manager.
Capital,Paid Up **,...$ 2,870,000
Res. arid Undlvid'd Profits   3,500,000
Total   Assets, 7*  44,000,000
"Many a fortune can bo traced back
to the. day Its owner 'deposited the
first dollar In a Saving Account.
The" one dollar", affords an incentive to' deposit more—and, as Interest Is added to principal, the small
sum grows ' more ' and more rapidly
until It finally becomes'a competence.
One  Dollar will  start  an  account
with the Bank.of Hamilton.
J. R. SLOAN Agent'1 Fernie.
,, Head Office:
List of Locals District 18
20 nnnkhoad ,, P. Wliontloy, Bnnl-hciul, Alta.
<81 Iloavor Ortok Pk GauRhton, Beav-or Crook, via Plnchor
431 Bollovuo,.,,,....,, J, Burko, Bollevue, Frank, Alta.
3103 Blairmoro  B, J. Curtso, Blairmore, Alta,
04D Burmls,.., 3ob,<\ Dorbyshlio, Burmlu, Altn.
*>*>7 PtiThonitntc ,T   Ti«Wfi1-«^'ryf PcivlMMvlti'"'', ^pit^TOnTi^ Altn
H3R7 Cardiff .'. J.' Poolft, oVrdlff, Altn. ''■
1887 Canmoro  N. D. Thaohuk, Canmoro, Alta,
S633 Coleman,., W. Graham, Colomnn, Alta.
2877 Corbln    H. Jonoi, Corbln, B, C,
1138 Chinook Mlnos .... Wm. Forty th, Diamond City, Alta.
2178 Diamond Cltv  Alhwrt Jink, Dlnmnnrl flltv. T^thlirlrtpn. >-
£314 Fornlo  Thos. Uphill. Fornlo, B. C.
1863 Frank ..,...,, O. Nlcol, Frank, Alta,
S407..!loiimor ,. W. Balderstone, HoBmor, D. O.
1068 Illllorctt.......... J. 6. Jonos, HUlcrost, Alta,
274 Lothbridgo L. Mooro,, 604, 8l»:toonth St„ North \ethbrldRo.
U89 Lothbrldge Colllerloi Frank Bnrlngham, «oo„ via., Klpp, Alta.
1233 Lille W, L, Evans, Llll-s, Frank, Alta
t829 Maple Lost.., M. Olldny, Maplo Loaf, Bellorue, Alta.
mi Michel  M. Burrell, Mjchel, M. -O. /
14 Monarch Mlno.... Horans Woodlold, Taber, Alta.
I8r*2 Pantiurg ,,. nobt. Evani. Pagiburnr, Alta,
2589 Royal View Thoa. B. FUlcr, Royal Collieries,, Letlibrldgio. Alta
1059 Taber.'/.,..." .A. Patterson, Tabor, Alta.
102 Taber............. 3. Coopor, Tabor, Alta.
2UU LaJ-yuuiUU J. J. Taylor, Ludyim'lUi, B. C.
2299 Aumerland... Petnr MeWInn, Sum«rland, B. C.   ,
87S   Wrlllnston  Thos. Hnrrol, Wellington, B. C.      '
J155   Xsnlsmo Jack Plsee, Nanaimo, IL C.
^ J
a ■	
DomnKaj slo slo swyoh prnw oby-
Nn dzlowiuta Roozna Kon-
woncyo Dyatryktu 18, ZJodno-
cronyoh Gornlkow w A.
Do mlcjacowych unlj w Dis-
♦rvlc<«lo 18 Kl^rtnnr'fonvch
Rornlkow w Ameryeo,
Nlnlojaxym sawladnmla slo
' eo (Ulowlata rooina Konwon-
cya Dyatryktu 18, "Z, G, W.
A, odbedslo sto w „Labor
Temple," Lethbrldw, rospocs-
nie slo o 10 toj rano w Pon-
ledilalek, 19 ro LutoRO, 1912
v. Wnse dolegat lub dolopin
si poBtarnc slo maja o kolojno
certyflkaty, asoby moina usy-
skao snlrono cony na hole-
Zwfaca slo uwano na arty-
Kul 7, Puiat-rut 2 I i, DyntryW-
tu Konstytucyl, ktora wyjasnl
w sprawach odnosr.ncych slo
ltonwenyj.    "   *
A. J. CART Bit,
required . ai*d,"' therefore, less will b<-
mined. Added^to'-'this, it."is7*inted-
that'the effect'will' extend further
than this great industry. This, no
doubt*, is. the case, as any one can
readily, see.- >.: ■ ;-,- .<- , „ •
,.' You-' may consider this a just pause
for the,, miners' union to get hand-in-"
glove with the common enemy to gain
a subsidy foi;: the coal operators, with
the object of being allowed a few of
the crumbs that;,fall from the table of
.We never compromise; do wo?    *
• B»h!..     '" '
., Wanted—A Subaldy
" Just a word as to what yoii are bailing Into and perhaps you may then
prick up(y,our ears, open your peepers
and,ubo your thlnlt-box, before Hn application of Duncan McDonald's "pup
story"' has to be applied for your full
restoration to reason.
The object and aim of these resolutions lain plain United Stntos English:
To induce the stnto and govornmont of-
flclnls to grant a subsidy for cod for
uso In their various institutions—a sub
sidy for the coal operators, n Bpeclnl
prlvllogo,-more opportunity for labor.
In other words, save tho.operators'
banquet for a tlmo; so wo can still
get a fow more crumbs—that Is. pat
oursolvea at' tho mercy of state nnd
Rovernment politicians—special prlvl
If go distributors, to ward off the time
when our few chance * crumbs will
hmo to be dlvortod by soliciting artificial market conditions that opo-'li-l
prlvllogo vendors can at,, any tlmo
change at will. What a dollghtful
Let Things Take Their Courie
Brothers, If tho conl ■ Industry Is to
bo curtailed or even ollmlnntod by the
nnturnl courso of commodity compotltlon, our best Interests are served hy
evolution's nnturnl courso, which will
allow tho minor to drift gradually Into
other Industries. A subsidy can only
bo a means to retaining us In our
chosen Indusrty until shell tlmo as
the voto of tho miner offends tho prlvllogo mnsnes on tha lnhor market to
strlvo agnlnst a clotted condlton of
our own making; thus hnvo a prnctl-
cui application of Duncan MoDonnld's
"Pup Story.'
| Corporate Interest-* Not Labor's  In-
i t«re»ti. J>,      j
CorporuU* intercut ut no Hint* vluwa
a condition like tlio one now facing
the unions In any other way than
"Does It produce profit now?" Thoy
ronsonl and rljtfitly, too, that tholr host
Jnu-refcts nro M-mt-i. tiy jirolUB now.
But tho Laboring Class must never
allow tholr viewpoint to narrow down
to where It losos sight or Itsolf, It
requlros the broadest mental horizon
to find Its jiiRt rights. At any rate,
ftperlnl Prlvllniw htm naver nftftfld
Labor a cent; tn fact has been Labor'!? nif!lnfon<\ K*-*»ti your <*yen open.
Lot your think box labor while your
muscles rest.
b ixri NCr
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Imperial Bank of Canada
Capital Subscribed
Reserve-Fund '-....
D, R.
6,000,000      Capital  Paid  Up   .   5,996,900
5,996,900       Total Assets '.. 7 72,000,000
WILKIE, President HON. ROBT'JAFFRAY, Vlce-Pres.
Arrowhead, Cranbrook, Fernie, Golden, Kamloops, Michel, Moyle,1 Nelson,
"  Revelstoke,' Vancouver and Victoria. ,""
Interest allowed oh deposits at current rate from date of deposit.
Aerent   Fertile   Branch
Pellatt    Ave.    North
Fernie-Fort Steele
Brewing Co,, Ltd.
Bottled Goods a Specialty
MANY1 FEET. ' ■    - * ■/    " '*;'
"of lumber"',.'.   '*y        "'    y
 are wasted when if Is not of first*'
class .quality.    * Knots  and'1 knot'
holeB, aoft spots, etc., are of no
use, yet,all-have to be paid for
juct - the Bame. ''
i can be .used.     Wo select It so
.carefully that all "culls" aro removed; leaving only first class
.serviceable stuff for'your'use.
Practice real economy by buy-,
lng your lumber hero.   ,
L, E. McDonald
Express and Delivery Wagons a
- And Nothing but the Best in Freeh
and 8mokod Meats, Fresh and
Smoked Fish, Dairy Produce, Poultry
Etc.  Etc., KO to
8AM GRAHAM, Manager
Armatrona Wants Government Opera*
,   tlon of Telegraphs and Telephones
OTTAWA, Fob. 0.—In the Houso of
Commons tho other day J. R Arm-
^^vr^p^'      rflrr^i^n^"     ffi^     T*|n«|      Yntvl,*f-1**
ilollvoro-l n lonpthv nddrflW" In f«vnr
of tho natlftnallr.ntlon of tolophonos
nnd teloiirapha. lie spolce for over
three hours and had not concluded
when the houso adjourned, hence It
war not tio«»IM<» for tho nrwntcr fn
Imllcato tho Kovernmout's attitude.
Mr. Armstrong thought that the
fnct that tho (olograph companion are
willing to carry long night letter-
grams at a low rate Is a proof that
messages could be carried nt lower
('hflr(i<*», Ho wni* firmly of the opinion that money spent aa he proposed
would do much to improve rural conditions and result In great beiuflt* to
tbe country, and moved that a Royal
Commission bo appointed to rottnldor
tho matter.
Confined to His Homo for Weeks.
"TtflftYV wnrlt. wtwi ilrnlnliuf nmi nvlllmfolu In ymiih lirpuitht en
Varlouwf \ulim. Vlu-n J wmiiiul liuril (lio uotiuitf woul* lioooma
nm-vr-iMui 1 wiJofwiuUJ i.ji 1^ ft v.-i-U r.i ft tfwo. >ly rttmily
iiliy<l<iUntvMmaiuiopurotloiiw^iinyiiu.yl|n:xi--Lui I AtmM IL
t »rUwivornl i-rwulft-.l .I i, ii.t huoii foiiiKt olIMl HiMwnl**. *aj my
inoiioy. I o iinini noi il io lm le n; on nit ilo< ion nn llttln lirttor (likh
roaw*. Ono day my l*i»*n«'i-i i uo \>Uy I t.iuo'f woiit aa i.tuch buJ
itol(llilmins*oo'-<li'"'>n. llcnilvlii-di.ioto ronitu'tln*. KonmMyft
Kmne-Jy.ftsliilm'ltil-nn irnnitro-nl f-m tlifm bfiiiwlf anil knuw
JJn*y wum winaro ami rtl.l.'rl. I wrote- tlm-n anil (?ot Tint Niw
ilcrnnnTni-i-Tiicmf. My prnmiM wan inmeivlint glow, and during
thoflrht inontli'n f iwnlmnnt I wm nowcwlmt illscoumcril. IIi>w«wr,
I rnnilnnivl trcniiimnt for threo mo»itlt» l*>ni;er ami *'<* rowardva
'■ irKAinti)ii(i*waaioinrwimti;iiraiin._
jnmit for thwo iriorihu l*>ni;er ami wn» t
vitii nVirmifilpt'ioiirti,  I onu'd only mm Pi' n work In n maolitne
Slinn linfnrn trnnliTirnl-, nnw I rtn Mtmlnc; fsi nmi nnrar loou a day.
wUU all lultcrcr* knew ot your vmuH-lo tnatm^nt.       .mw_
BLOOD rOJSONf-J aro Iho 1-nnnt t>r*Talrnt and mi*taniwtAi*»aM. Ihtynp tho
SlCTHOU eureiall Uood dUcwM.'
taryufe Uoo/efTiw-iJrtTmMdVinV^*5ntlfeiy«V*."ieirtcd"from tho i^uTm *m;caiije
^naeomr4leMl*>r.a.  Iicwaw ot Hemwy.  Unuy «uppw«tho lymptowt-ouf NEW
. YOUNO OTt MIDDUJ ACni) MUK^-Imprndent acta er laterexeniM hate braW»n
  •'■■-■■ rfovervmi, Mentally, xli:»leauyami
flA Wl.lvmilidAfl th^niHT'ufUlt-niil*?
Electrtc Restorer for Men
L.m   " * \i> tt« prop** tensiaa i retiom,
*lm.iit'f rlMiirr   f'wnnfnMif*r-iy nn-f Aft •ci<iir'      —-.-.    _■■>      — _        —*.
rrjVnfVi amiH at enrt.   r*hn«pTio>in*i will!'1 iJ'rjf^L'L,   mlm 	
M-iU»^Wn»!p?«:!JStan;rtt Oflt/QflS GlIK
%•. f'nilifli l/ir.i, »>iit,
Por  Sala at  Dlaaadell'a  Drug Store
t YOUNO OTt MIDDMi AGED MEN^-Impniilei-t a
down your system. You foci tl*o lymptn-rfi aljallni,
tHd^'i*rr'jjs.-;r.S !.->*-**i** ,,f*n i'"^'! t^l^of nn^ni f
DCIflCD Areynuavletlmr Ua-mToutathopof Arsyou fntwidioir to wanrf
nCRUCll your blow! IxanjIlMa-.tirf   Uova you ar.y westoirijr   our "Nn* M«
TMinim wM our« you.  Wnat Itluw dona for ettier* tt w.,| «:o for you. Cw-«li
Th*. Ko matter who Jim treated you. vrlie for an bowwt «in nlon Pre*#»Cfcana.
EaSu rtaa~"UojhQO&, Uaohood, VaUMrhood." lIlluMratad) on UlMiaaMiot alta.
Ukmyw •m%^JE^%'Ii CMrfUaaUtl. QutitUM LUt aad Cart ««TTr»atauat
Cor. Michigan Ave. And Grlswold St, Detroit, Mich.
SB-B-a-eaVl^llflTla^ir ^ letter* (mm Canad.-i niuftl^aildreiMfl
>^^kIIU lllfla tfjonr Canadian Cerrri-pomlenre Dcpurt-
_~^W mmmmmmmmmt met |n Wlndior, Ont, If yc>u deaire to
m« u* peraonally rail at our Medical Institute In Detroit a* wc w« and b*eat
•o patUnta In our Win-lnor ollicc* which are for Corrrspondtnce and
LuUtiiiU-ty lut Ouaduu UUut.*^ fuiy.   AJJuia M Uvlu» iu folltfwa:
JVrlUferettrpriMtaaiWrriia. 	 fej«tt->M)rj.iii i riMiif,i;i'l'«iii.iWii|l.B((.).Hy,iSu!iij,.jiVJi.vi\
vf^ t^nt^\Kfp^aj^fa/iLi*^Ltl^n
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Women's Blouses
t  Sale Price$1.90    , -     .    Sale.'Price $1.90-
s .',.. ";;' - y ' ' y        ■ * "*   ,°
These include waists of striped'and,figured De-
-.laines, self-colored $ne WokTaffetas and Black
,7'and Navy BengalineSo     The styles ^are" in tailored
effects' with embroidered linen collars, shirt waist
styles with* soft, collars, of 'the\same " material.
Kimona .Waists of bordered challies. and novelty'
styles in pretty striped delaines..
''     Many of these Waists are now less* than half
the regular prices,'tliey include values\up to $4,007
Now, all one Sale Price .'..7. .'.S....f.:..'.. $1.90
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" "*-*-y: *' *->J* v*"    -     '•.-.$■*.«■ -.    ' v *
- CaA   •*>' '-'"
in all lines;
i* * *** - -^O ii21,
our audQO Smt7Display;* Ne^rlsiich
blterediih Fiernie beforey
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' , Manufacturers' .'Samples1,'of beautiful   Swiss;',
....Nainsook and-Cambric,embroideries; gQbd,-'useful'
- lengths, and-at less than regular wholesale prices'.*
. ■ Baking, Powder; ■ Gold**- Standard,-12 oz..;....   \l5
•v. Baking JPowder,-Qold Standard,'5 lb. tins ..  '.*-.*85*' *i;
Bakj|ng;?dwd^,^it^'Star;:i2 oz' . ,i -. .^V , .ibj. ^
y';/Dainty' Swiss AUoVerslhahdsome^esigns "no two '   ' j   V^^X^##^^
' (Va'like,,f2r) .different patterns'; good full' v3 "yard '"" j  ' Quaker'Oats, 21b. pkgs'. .\V'.v7.:7. .7;...-.*.;•, '-10''   "-'""
^^gths,,, Sale- Price per piece ........... 7,'. ;$lis . 4'"'^ ^a ^.Vlb! pkgs. V;'. ^,!.. L ifc». ".
:?   ^Ga.inbti'c'andSWi-ss Flouncing,-27 different do- ■■   J  •r-''-*L*owi*ey.::s7,^
,fS^ ^.%-X-.^^yeylengths^r6ni^ - '        '  ■ '■
!,^k}^ inches wide. "7 Sale price !per )5iece'$W , V ? ^Tjf\ \V' *^ °?*«; ' y' S^'^'y''
veaob^'.j.v-,■*.. ■.    .    ,.',-.,       ., 7   '■';.-'".'7,77  '...'.•>,', *L'oiit)ar(l''Plumt)s;'^ lb'. ^,'2 for ......77"
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-, , -    ■     *y - -., ■ »■ .?.vj.,., p...   ...   i.f,,;,.,. .-* -^
-.'  Pork andBeans," l'sj-'4 fe)r.v.*. ;■■.'.. .-*'. ."■'..".;..; .-•--. .'25 ' -
'   *,.      *'   .; •■ •   •''•■"-   t-'„w •,-•?{» f;,,,v *"■'.   -*, in .'.-.i*. ■!?.-   ,.
-    , Sunlight Soap„(J,for^■, .*,-«,.,-„., ^',.'.'.,,..,,; ;?5 '-.
V- H^R'Sauco^'pt,'^^.^^^.,^ ;
*;,' feiios Fruit'Salt^per^'M'^V;!'. ;•*'.:.. .\'7 .-/" .'75 -
- Large Sporigesyeach-. .'A'f*-. y;*y'40, '.-50 and-"'/&) 7'
'•• • Tetley's,JBro\vn Iiabel»-Tea}'3-lb.:itiBS.-.'U'V..'■.ji''-;W y
*■ .'"'•!      '   a ":■-<'••-'-•'..:-"-. i-oas ?'.*" ••:'.*■•... ;' - '•*«•■• -.*-.s .*.' -* -'.^
--- ■ Tetley's *Blue"- Label grea-^.Jb.-.-ting..;*.;-....'. ::.,$Ji75.   ;
'"•"''•'•-':-i     '■        "•- 1   *.>'••    '■j-MtsntryV •*    ■ '■     -,f,-   s 7-« '"7* . *,\»
--.' -   Carrots, 16 lbs*; -for.. .**;.... „,,.-. '!, -; '. '.-7-*;25  y.
"'-Ti..*- '"■
7 .  French Beans.ana?eas'',\^erf bottle,'each' .".'. !-^ .35** k*
ri     ^spirag'us/l-irgVbo^^^-V1'.' *;V.-.;;.^".;7 :?5 *
* •* '    - - . ■     '-,'-. '"V -'*"■■>' s?r7 fc*     ";"*' ■' "•» ;■> •.'•"■ '■ ";
, '"'"Gold" Staridard',''Viheg'ar'J'*Jq'ts:
'   Royal Crown AV*ashin^p(wder,'per pkgii?... ,^.>;i|0 ,7
•ne. -Cambricand*;SwW.Edgings andansertions,"as- ., X     ^^pd'M$W*", -"U'• 1 ^ vi-,^feS 11'■ <^wnejSS^SS^s^er ib'i^l.;!,.^ % 1'
' '.IHblJ^rds:, ;^e'are certainly wofiaerfolvalues^  <•■' "- y^'*^ - . r^nm-;.   n w,  i„.,*-y ,.,. r,„tl-,A :Sl(/„4^vMqlasses Spap^^-1 ^^°  o «,*«.*   .     •   «R
S^c^p^er*!" ' '•;■';•"'''' lf.!'',"^-';,?^ -;-^t'i-cW^Mff^0Bin>l^g^es .v/'if ■•..'.•.?-....-   .20 7
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M    ^ **     . - M / I   *^'W'      *    ,'- -,''»       *    -*!'V     -«"    (   ,'-|-      '~V
"if' '/••;.-''."-"-',' (*;i  I'jQiv V. ■•[.; ' (!: ■■ ,;,_.>'*• /.y.-y/vTV,  ■-
, We a^>ha^g big, business, ^with^vr^peciar'
$i6.00 S,|ifs|*|!he^ st|leif^appyor'fo|"n)liipi> speak -
for|fi:ea|eive^: See our^i'ddw^atid'bS cpavinbed •-.
thatwe" ate showing ttti'best .value ever shown.
Our 20th Century Sarlagles for Spring 1912 have
''""I'niported^Macar&niH 22 <&-.-'.box-*;c -";•/
* _.i.'i."rii,!i;'„t* '■J'-tv'-.ii-..-.' ?a-« cuohi* ;■
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VV> 'l;."iBillll!'l/
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(Continued from page 6)
Uerl^s, . He dropped off there 6n his'
ytxr and had a meeting in the evening
'$th;the,bdya.'' '<] *' ■ " ";' '-1 •
1 yThto follovlrtg: morning he"*' went
- tbroilgh the mine to aiccrtaln the con?
dltlohB,. before entering Into nogotla-
U6ns,of «ald agnM-jment. * On arriving
in Lethbridge,' onj Friday afternoon
there was a deputation from the men
at the Royal Collieries awaiting him,
M the men claimed their.grlevancen
•Were: such that thoy had-decided to
remain .Idle until rectified. ,
r Mr, McNeil and he at once Proceeded out. there and had an Interview ^ith
*Mr. Qlvan, tho"'superintendent, but ho
refused to consider or hear anyono on
their, behalf until thoy returned to
work,' A meeting of tho men \yaB' arranged Immediately, and nftor a lengthy and heated discussion, common
senuo prevailed, and on a voto being
taken it carrlod unanimously to go to
work noxt dny nnd send a commltteo
to Interview the management, which
I have heard since was very successful. It appears tho wholo trouble W(l8
nbout tho pillars, the men cin(m|ng
they could not make -wdgos at the
regular rato of tonnage prevailing In
this district for that particular claus of
work, which Is sixty-eight cents por
ton, but I understand tho manrigomont
agreed to increase It to ninety cents.
I see by reports In tho lothbridgo
Herald that Mr. W. A. nuohnntmni
M.P., Is fulfilling his promlso (0 tho
letter, which he mado to the'Working
class nnd particularly the minora, during his cnmpalRn, when he said thnt nt
nny time we had anything to bring
up which was benoflclal to im \)0
would do hla best to help and carry
It through. At prosont he Ir Wori(.
lng bMTd, nnd putting up very convincing arguments In favor of n p<,r.
manent Hoard of Conciliation, 1 \)0.
Hove Mr. fiuchnnnnn haa tnVn^ the
matter up.sololy from observntinnR
made by himself during tho Into Btrlko.
We, the miners, know from pa8t ox^
perlente when wo ba>o had rev, Rcntlo-
men appointed as chairmen on tho
last two dlnpiil«>B—mon who alisnini/i.
)y know npthlng of mining, nor tho
damages attached thereto. It \n ini0
T)r. Gordon visited tho mines, nn,- ,j|(j
not sparo himself ln trying to got R\\
the Information possible, but wq know
what a farco It Is for anyone who has
not worked In a uslne to vtMt, H for
a day or even two, and ,tjien bo called
ui>uu Ui kU«i u tUi-.Uion ua to what
rate of pay »«ch and such a c)n»» of
work will bave.    It Is pr*r»o«t«rous.
Wo don't know whether or not It
Is a shortage of orders or can, hut
Ko. 3 Mlfw was laid off today nn|) no.
ticca ,111'c coated fat N'a. C to \9y nf(
John Petroszak, a driver in No, 3,
had af'marvellous escape'yesterday.
WhUaJ,. fqtng through with' a'> swag iull
ofy^tes*,.a,plec^rof rooit' ciught'\hls
ilron^ear, kiibcklng U-4)ff the track,
while this in turn knocked out several
timbers, causing the roof to tn]i and
cover him up in the car. It took fully
two hours to extricate blm: Hla legs'
and head are, slightly injured,, but
the doctors say fja'a fow day a, he will-
be all riilV   .7   . '
: Mr Donald McNab, Into board member of District 18, accompanied by Mrs
McNab, is pulling out on Saturday oh
a tr|p to' Scotland to renew old acquaintances In tho Mother CountrylTi!
Bon voyage. '
Work Scarce—Labor Temple   to   Be
, , Pullt
Wqrk la scarce hero just now and
the A. It. and,I. mines and 6 are only
running every alternate day. The
prospects for tho summer months are
anything but bright, whon orders
aro ao scarce at thia cold season of
tho year and thoBO two Jlgnlto, fields
of coal being only for domestic use'.
It Is t-tr-cot gossip that the real cause
is tho shipping of Wyoming coal into
Canada at tho close of tho strike.
Staffordvilla Council acorn to havo
got over their difficulty In, raising
monoy for tholr wator oystem, Tho
work j was begun sometlmo In August and completed by October. But
It was only the latter ond ot last wook
thoso employed received their wages.
This system will provo a boon to
tho residents In tho village, na It will
do awny with tho hauling of water
to barrels left outside, nnd n dangor
to health.
Tho wholo of the village officials
went as n doputatlon to wait upon
tho olty council, re tho annexation of
tho village to tho city. A petition
signed by all the ratepayers had been
forwarded signifying tholr desire to
bo taken In.
The Trades nnd Labor Council have
under consideration the building of n
new labor templo which will be a ere-
■rTft   fr^   IVr*   liw^f.   y~m*<*    *9   111,.    ,»!(
■,     *..,     M>*.;v **    ii^»    ■» a    ******    i,i+j 1
About twn yonrs nrn tb<>y bnfl tbo
same proposition boforo them, but
somehow It foil through, which wo
hope will not occur this time, ns the
present building Is anything but odlfy-
mlttee could not come to any arrange-
men\wltb'the^managaji-ent and the
matter was take*a up wltfethe District
,Presl,den4and 'the Ijtvest^rn Soal Operators' Cbmml88loaer,->McNoll, with
th" resudt that the A. R. and I. give
no consideration for. the .use of safety lamp and the Monobel, which' the
A.i R. and I, never use,' black powder
being preferred by them. • Taking the
powder .question upf,wejknow. we are
taking a reduction and cross cuts. In
Lethbridge thoy drive, tfielr. crosscuts'
1 feet apart. Lethbridge Collieries
want theirs' 160 feet apart, *. What's,
this but a reduction T If our prices
are fixed on thb "A, It., and I scale'-.we
Bhould havo A. R. and. I. conditions.
Were these things tajc-en Into consideration, and Is it right that wo Bhould(
have ourr.prlcoa fixed, wltb a mlno
where conditions and wages of miners
are1 altogether different? On every'
hand dissatisfaction Is! rife, and soino
of tho boys think. It;,Is a poor way ot
drawing up a contract for such a term','
and vacant homoBtends iaro bolng'
sought'after|by"many.'   '   '
A Co-Operatlye; Store > is tho noxt
thing on the 4ist, and looks like going
into forco right away. The merchants of this town will noed to alter
1110 in the past, Tht increased cost
of living Is forcing the men to look for
a cheaper, way of getting tho uocos*
sarlos of llfo than tho merchants of
this town aro dlsposod to sell them,
Two lots have .been bought, nnd a
building is going up ob soon as posslblo. A manager has boon employod
nnd was round canvassing tho shares
at $2I> each, and the minors nro all
taking It up with a vengeance, In a
month or so we expect to bo doing a
little business and hope to glvo satisfaction to all concerned,
They say the homestead that Uody
got Is a dandy. Oh, you cowboy from
Calgary I Watch tho sheriff, Spencer.
Whnt's nmlss, boys? No coalt
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Much OiiaatUfactlon—Co-Op. Stort
Soon te Optn
Contract rates have been decided
on to covet Lothbridgo Collieries for
tbe torm of three years, and tbe A. 4k
XI. I has Ix'-t'i*. taken aa a basin to the
disgust of some of tho member* ot
thecal 118ft, In our opinion we have
not Koi the same (•omit'iton* *a exist
In Lethbridge.    Tho Local Bcale Com-
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Tony Pock, who wob, hurt last week
whfn 1b« home br» te-no rtrlflnw rnn
away, is still under the doctor's care,
A bono In his ankle was broken so It
waa necessary to put his foot In
splints. ''
James Kennedy got hurt tn tho mine
early In the week, and Is knocking
around wit;* >*\» bead tied up,
Peter Ifutchesonbas also a sore eye
at the remit of tslllng coal tn tbo
mlno where he works.
A number of mon from this c*jnj*
left for Yellowhead a few days ago.
Tboy woro unable to get work In any
of the camps fn the Pass since tho
atrlk« *<»UUitA<mt,. tt looks aa ,t they
were  discriminated  against.    Since
going away word, was received fromA.
A. Rqw«k^waW*<flne o^ithe 'numbe))
sayi.ug that bf hadlla gefpd^b and ll-
tends to mo\^ hla wife 'an'd ifanllly vjp
thWin^ftttt-»^iii^./7  *:h:X
, A big dance wasTglven ln the Bona-1
mlco Hall on Saturday night It wao
given by Venial Rueecka on the occasion of; hia,,marriage to ' Miss; Marr;
Mottle.'; Nearly every one of the Bohemian nationality-In town 'as well aa.
a great many others were In attendance) and had a social glass together:
to wish-the couple, a'long, and happy.
ltfe'/7' ■".    ■ y y7   •'•     y     '
The.Frank ladles'have organised n
hocitey team, another Illustration ot
woman's Ability to compete with man,
They say that they can put up a rough
game. • -y
\ The Benlor Hockey Tonm Journoyod
to1 Plncher Creek .on Monday when
they;got beaten to, the tune of 4—1.
Tho game was a poor exhibition ot
hockey, as the Ice.was vory Boft, and
although tho Frank mon workod hard
they, could only get the ono goal, Neithor* side played the- game very creditably.' ' This victory puts Plncher In
tho lead for the Crow's Nest Cup, and
puts'Frank out p.flho running altogether. s • ■ '
' The married men of [Frank playod
tho. married mon of Blairmoro a gamo
of hockey, on Tuesday night. Spectators sny that It was the most Intorest-
ing gamo of tho season, To havo tin
married men playing Is like playing
men on tho double, ao tbo yelling of
tho wives choer them to victory. Tlio
score was 1—1, and though thoy played two extra flvo minutes thoy wero
unable to break the tie.
Campbell MoPhnrson, who Is woll
known, here and who left here about
two months ago, got,his leg brokon
while working In a, mine at Yellow-
head Pass. ■ The* men here are sorry
to hear of his accident,
Tho regular mooting of the Local
was held on Sunday in the Miner*1
Hnll, The usual routine business wai
transacted In,a satisfactory manner In
\XtPi flVn^^p ' r* *Vi* K«Aw***fW ftp*
•*-•»     1 *■*..■*■.'   fc        w«        »*'V    *■■• ***-''# «•■        **'
NIpoI,  who l« nwny nt Y-Mlowhonn'
Pass.     Tbe attendance of tho men
was not ns largo as it should havo
Paul Llpino, John Despots! and Wm,
TfoVw>rt«n-i  V*.ff  r>n  Wrdnpartav Tnnrtl.
(nit's* Flyer for the Yellowhead. Thoy
had to quit here on account of dli-
or Douglas and several councillors are
la %P,*8i?<^!rh«l,r P'wsjnclude a
t Calgary.
stop.^veflSit Calgary.'    Thfy win be
%Aylt$re-.dayB.^| '    /\ r r-
sought new fields to conquer.' °. Last
week the-.ieam played in. Calgary with
St. Mary'Sjj the champions of that city.
From .there .they, Intend to go to Ed;
mon ton .to play the-wlnners there. ,
Tbe mfiiers In this vicinity are, Idle
for lack ofNwders. ,t.The Canada West
mine, is 'bfoaied, downs for the .season.
.. The, minors. are hading -out * their
places!' !- .'There .will probably be half-
a-doMin men,working all summer, this
ls about two months earlier than this
mine usually, (doses, The. reason for
this Is that tho country is full of American'.cool,'brought "in during' tho
strike,, The monvaro In very poor circumstances atr"they only got about two
months' work and not very much doing
during that time. It spring doesn't
open up oarly,, somo of the. men wltb
families will have a'hard tlmo, aa the
morchants'trade all for cash. .
Tho Canada West Co.' has a law
suit -on Hi hands at present. The
company sent an agont to Capo Breton
for machine ruhnera in December, who
woro promised steady work winter and
summer. After coming hero thoy
worked about three weeks, when the
mlno closed 'iown, Thoy did not
mako thoir board, and had to leave
their boarding bouse. Having no
money they are In bad shape, and two
of them wore forced to sleep In the
washhouso, Thoy have given tho case
over to a lawyer and are suing for
wagos for their lost tlmo and their ox-
The Eureka Coal Co. Is doing a little
better than the Canada West, They
work two and Three days a week, The
miners stepped1 tbo tn'lne ono day last
week to compel a man to sign the
check-off.. Ho refused to sign and tho
management dismissed him, ,
The miners in this camp are strong
for industrial unionism,, as tho late
•trltco has shown them the folly of
th* w«M>-nt. *yfit«*irt of wtrtVlfir.
A special car, ordered by the board
of trade, pulled out on Monday morning «n orute for Edmonton, tarrying
tho boosters excursion organised by
the board to interview Premier Sifton
•ml urg* npon him the n*-N>d 0* b*U«r
railway facilities for this district U«r<
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Mr. Mawson^tnanager of tho co-operative Store af Coleman, was In (own
mdlng a meeting of the Co-operative 86ciety here," ;,
A dance was hold tn the hall Monday
night, when a big-crowd turned out,
and ait report having had an enjoyable
Prof. J. Ferguson'* comments as to
who were, tho Jbest pair or dancers
was not well received by one ot tbo
fentkf mi, although the audience wan
well salUCltvl wltb hi* deetatan.
Mr. James S. Qoliley started a mln-
,nu-\r>!' i!u*Wa$]j6'-! i
a   $?'. \foyy% ;^oi';,v'^f"r^#v. j,*7 ;
' 1  .,.■■-••■,(  v''-,*;)■ I-' yy~y •■.".*. *.*"!, ,*
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77-Miss*' "''*" ••■"v"■",
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Mon.   The American Girl
Tues.   The Man From Home
Wed.   The Thief ■ .   •
Thurs.   Two Married Men
Fri.   The Devil   -
Sat.  The Half Breed
Saturday Matinee "Charley's Aunt*
jaWii«iP^M^^iiiaii>iii|jnli  1 im^ ■MrwMW.iiiiii inwwiiiijjiyi j'^»'    ', ijj'.    my ■iMiip-..i-ii...iiw«M,.i.<li.ii«iiiM-M»
Popular Prices, 75c, 50c, Cnildren 25c
Plan at Suddaby's
Coleman   Opera   House
Poimatier Sisters
Thurs., March 7th.
Presenting Oi'clioatic Selections,  Voeirtl  Solon and
Du«"J», Humorous Headings.-- Featuring tlio Anvil Chows
New Costumes, New Music.
PRICES*  $1.00, 75c, and 50 c.
ing tchoof h«r« this w«*k with lit     8ow« of tho tw)*rs doat like to bo
pupils.    Wo hope tost .success will
crown bis efforts.
Wily Qodsrkirk bit* been appointed
a Ratio* waiiko tor oo* ot 11m* JklVxttt*
disappointed at,not receiving their
Ledger hero Saturday. I wonder If
Mr Editor ia not dfiapwtated when be
atndf- U aU tbe Mam wlihowt rece^vtAsr
any monoy for It.


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