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Industrial Unity is Strengtt.
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The Official Organ of District No. 18, U. ML W. of A.
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNUfi,  B. C, NOVEMBER 9, 1912.
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ffye Witnesses at Grabow Shooting
Swear First Shots Came from
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LAKE CHARLES, La.7 Nov. 4.—
Narrowing, down its testimony ln the
main to Its two principal contentions,
namely, that the visit to Grabow was
not planned and that the first shot
came from the company's office the
defense made considerable headway
today In.the trial of A. L. Emerson,
president of the Brotherhood of Timber Workers, and eight associates,
who are accused of murder as a result
of the shooting at Grabow oa- July 7.
In all, six eye-witnesses to the tragic events'at Grabow swore on the
witness stand "today -. that the ■ first
shots came from the mill office, and a
seventh witness testitied that "the
sound came from that direction.,
One identified John H. Galloway,
son .of the president of the Galloway
Lumber €ompany,' as" the man who
opened' the battle, and another
claimed to have heard Galloway say
on the evening befo_-_ the fatal Sunday that a "union speaker would not
steak there until.after toe last cartridge was emptied out of his gun.''
_"' Eight of the .islne witnesses of the
day were members of the Brotherhood
of Timber Workers.';       '■'■>  ','
Henry Glasscock, who was on the
back of the wagon from which-Emerson and Havene spoke to the crowd
at < Grabow, told the . most complete
story yet heard of . the events^*just
. preceding * the affray.
- - "Havens' spoke first,"   he   related.
7^e^^O_3L.had7^,omewthere7to^niake.
a speech not, to have any trbuble.7_Ie
- said something about wanting to keep
you men from working /here and a
man on tho commissary gallery shouted; 'How are you going to prevent it?'~
The man started on into the house,
but somebodyturned him back.
"Emerson said to Havens: 'It looks
like they are going to make trouble]
You had better let me speak.' He got
up and said they would prevent it not
by using Winchesters, but by organizing all the honest men. _.The man
went on to the office and Emerson or
somebody -in the wagon said: 'Look
out, boys guns coming.' , I thought it
time.'to be going, jumped from the
wagon- and started away. I hadn't
gotten twenty feet when I heard the
report of a gun. . The'sound; came
from behind me -and was muffled, but
seemed like a rifle shot."'
LABOR DISPUTES IN FISCAL YEAR
Nii.ety.Seve.. Strides on Record bf" De-
. partment-,7;    ■'    -
LATER ,
The jury, after.one hour's deliberation brought in a-verdict of not guilty
on all, charges, except that of hlgh-
way.robbery against five of the accused for disarming a. gunman.
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LOCAL  ORGANIZED  IN  JAIL
OTTAWA, Nov/5.-~tW annual- report of the department of .labor just issued states <that industrial disputes to
the number of eighteen,' were dealt
with uh(ler the investigations act during the fiscal, year, 19li-12. - The report of the department of labor for
the period shows that during the five
years the act has been In force it has
been involved ln 124 cases, in fourteea
of which strikes were, averted. In
1911-12 there were four strikes aftor
enquiry. The number ot industrial
disputes generally reported in the
calendar year, 1911, was 97, as against
84 ti 1910. In 1902 there was 123
strikes and ih 1903 there were ■ 160.
Tne report in this connection.says:
"Having in mind the large increase
of population in the intervening pe-
rir.-i the present record would seem o
show some improvement of feeling as
between employers ' and employees.
In the ninety-seven disputes of the
past year, the building trades.were responsible, as usual, for a larger'proportion than, any other single group
of industries; .Disputes In the building trades totalled thirty for the year.
The groups of Industries coming nest
were the metal workers clothing trades and transportation industries.. The
coal "mining industry, however," included the greatest industrial strike of the
year, namely that of the western coal
mines ,the severest industrial struggle
in Canada for many years ,the mines
being closed for eight months.
Cross - Examinati m Weakens
Testimony of
Prosecu-
PAT EGAN'S.ASSAILANT
GETS THREE YEARS
The.saw-mill operators of the south
hn\o jailed a large number of union-
8.8 and Socialists under the plea that
they engaged in a riot when they were'
merely attacked while peaceably
speaking.;. These'men, confined in
Lake CharelS. La., jail have.put one
over on the operators by organizing a
branch local with forty-six "members,
jncludingpallfbiit-six-of-the-men^con-
fned there;; One thing about it all
the meetings are largely attended.
Christian Pleads Guilty When Charge
-"   is Reduced to Assault   ■
miner murdered	
at Lethbridge
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Mystery Surrounds Whole Affair
No Clue Has Yet Been Found
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LETHBRIDGE, Nov. 5.—What .appear.) to bo tho most-cold-blooded mur-,
der perpetrated In this city in recent
yoars was uncovered this morning
when sometime before G o'clock, young.
Grassel, a boy minor of No,' 3 found
lying on tlio crossing of Sovonth Avonuo north and John .fJtroet, 'the bnt-
torotl remains of John Durda, a Buk-
howinlan minor also employed at No,
3 shaft of the Gait collieries, . Suspicion rests on Wrisll Bosoula, who Is
bold in tho mounted police guard
room.
That Durda was tlio victim of a
murder tragedy was ovIdonYon every
hand. Lying across tho sidewalk, his
head on ono aide In a pool of his own
blood, bis feot across In tho street the
murdered man was cold In death whon
illBcovorod.
_ , Grassol Immediately told Joo PJsko,
a well-known resident of Stafford village, who informoil A. P. WIlBon from
whom tlio mounted pollco {jot tholr
first Information of the affair.
What was tho motivo for tlio foul
deed? Was It a direct1 roBiilt of a
quarrel during tho wedding festivities
lu Goo, Kotan's houso. Kotan hlmsolf donlos tbat tlioro wns any trouble all afternoon or evening although
thoy wqro nil fairly drunk boforo tlio
danco broko up, Tho brldo and brldo-
gi'oom nlso dony any knowlodgo of n
quarrel. Certain It Is tlmt the 2fi.
year-old brldo wns not tlio motivo.
Tlioro wits no qurt'rrol between Wypon
and Durda, If thoro was a quarrel
botwoon Hosoula and Durdn, tho rost
of the" party confess complete ignorance.pf.it.... , ■-. y       .- A,;_- ..•.■_
.'"Victim No Relatives Here'.
Durda was about 48 years of'age,
and unmarried. He has no relatives
living in Lethbridge although- it is
understood that   he    has a brother,
The coroner's jury met at two
o'clock at the Mounted Police Barracks, and Immediately proceeded to'
the morgue, whore" the body" awaited
their Inspection, Hero thoy wero detained for a long timo and It was lato
beforo any ovldonco In- the inquest
was taken.-, ,
Two ot* three suspects wero released this afternoon, and the namo
of tho one held was,not divulged.
LETHBRIDGE, Alta., Nov. 5.—Before Justice Walsh and a jury in the
supreme court" here today " Richard
Christian's fate of attempting to shoot
Pat Egan' here last September was decided.. The charge, bf attempted mur-
der-was-reduee^-to-bne.o_"assiult"and'
occasioning serious bodily harm. .The
prisoner was sentenced to three years
in..the penitentiary, the maximum sentence, y j      ■ . ■
lion's Hirelings
INDIANAPOLIS; Ind., Nov..5.—Conferences between Ortip E; McManlgal
and Frank M. Ryan/president of the
International Association of Bridge
and Structural Iron j Workers,' were
described by B. F. Cook, a stenographer, at the "dynamite conspiracy"
trial yesterday., •.'   '■ <f>
The defense had maintained that
Ryan never had ■ talked to McManlgal
and th_4 the entire, responsibility for
causing ■explosions, rested "with J. J.
MeNamara.-' 7 -'"'''"' ■
».Cook, who now livesj'at Chariton,.Ia.,
was formerly employe'^, by MeNamara
in Indianapolis. He testified McManlgal went into the Iron Workers' office, August 25, 1910, and asked for
MeNamara. y
Goes to Inner Office
"MeNamara was out, so I told
Ryan,'' said Cook. "Ryan ordered me
to escort the -visitor' into an inner
office,, which I did. .They closed the
door and were alone in the room." „^
McManlgal had just returned fropi
Kansas .City, Mo.- .'.
Cpok testified that after the Los Angeles Times building waB blown up,
J.' J: MeNamara locked himself in his
office and devoted himself to reading
newspapers. Later, the. witness said,
MeNamara disguised himself and start
ed to meet J. B. MeNamara,' his brother, in a' town in ■ Nebraska. vl
Gives Evasive Answers '-
J. B MeNamara was bn his way back
from" Los Angeles and after .hiding
fo_UWo-v/eek8-in-Salt-bake-Citr~w3__
to;hide"'in this town.
The witness also said Ryan    had
WELL-KNOWN INSURANCE MAN DEAD
Alex. Scott,,Pocahontas.
David Shanks, Prairie Grange.
Wm.. Jordan, Taber.
Daniel Picton, Passburg.
David Muir, Beaver Mines.
ThQB. Owen Davies, Beaver Mine*.
D. J. Hughes,-> Diamond City.
Richard Garbett, Corbin, B.C.
Peter Jones, Lethbridge.
Alex G Watters, Pocahontas.
Edward Bridges, Bellevue. >'
A. J. Brown, Pocahontas.
John D. Keith, Klpp.
James Carson, Spring Point.
O. P. Schmidt, Stonej^ Plain.
William M. Letcher, Bankhead.
Thos Parry, Coleman.
Thos Strickland, Clover "Bar.
John Hutton, Bellevue.
Henry Hunter, Edmonton.
Samuel Richards, sorbin, B. C.
FIRE BOSSES    ' '
L.  Laight Lethbridge.'
M. Cranston, Clover Bar
H.°C. Harries, Coleman
Robert Draper, Canmore ,
Rtbert Clark, Lethbridge.
Thos Stephenson, Lethbridge.
Eli  Shaw,  Canmore. •
Roy E. Blakemore, Edmonton.
XV Duncan. "Mitford.
. Robert Oakes, Michel, B C.
Thomas Tully, TFernie. B.C.
Joseph P. McGough, Bellevue. ()
John J, Williams, Bickerdike
George,Coutts, Lethbridge.
..Thos. Smith, Hillcrest.
J.' O. C. McDonald Coleman >
Peter Melling, Klpp.
. Andrew Queen, Lethbridge.
• ■Joseph, Stobbs, Diamond City.
Michael Joyce, Bickerdike.
WalterfE.' Williams, Clover Bar.
' David .Archibald, Bickerdike.
J. •Ma'ckie Corbin, B.C.
Joseph Stephenson Lethbridge.
C.P.R. Freight and
Baggage Men Quit
Five Thousand Out in Attempt to
Get Fair Wages'—Conciliation
Board Refused to Men
S.S. ROYAL GEORGE
GOES ON ROCKS
Vessel in Precarious Position But
—^—Passengers-Are-Safe -
On Monday 5,000 C. P. R. employes,
nemters of the Brotherhood of Railway Employes, quit work. These workers, for. the most part were employed
in the freight and' baggage department.
The order for the members of the
i brotherhood to strike arrived from Ottawa on Monday morning and were at
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once complied with by the vast majority of the men on duty. Among
those who agreed to throw in their
lots with the strikers were several
non-union men.
In the first place, it may be mentioned that the average man employed
in the baggage department of the C.
P. R. in the west is in receipt of remuneration which works out at the
magnificent scale of from. 17 to 19
cents per hour. All that most of these
men are required to do is to work
eleven hours on six days of the week
and either seven or, eight hours on
Sundays. Nor must it be Imagined
that in view of this concession they
receive three months'. holiday every
year. In fact, they are required to
work S65 per annually, despite, the
fact that such things as statutory holidays are Included In the provisions
made by the government of the Dominion.    ' ■ ,
When it is recalled that the;average
wage for laborers around here is
never lower than'30,cents perhoUr,
some idea of the generosity of the
C.~ P. R. ieoinpany will be obtained.
What has added to the discontent of
the men probably more than anything
else ls the fact that their request for a
board of conciliation has been refused,
and that it,is understood Sir Thomas
Shaughnessy, president of the C.P.R.,
was mainly responsible for the refusal,
it being declared that it was his determination to settle the, various
points at' Issue in the course of a private conference with the minister of
labor.
Telegrams which the local members
of the brotherhood of Railway Employes on Monday indicated that all"
the members of the union at Ottawa,
Prescott, Fort William, Sudbury and-
Woodstock,.and'right up to Vancouver, had joined the strikers, and the
fight promises to be one of the most
severe in the hiBtory of the company.
That the men re In ernest was a
fact which impressed} itself deeply
upon all who know and have, met
them. They are obsessed with the
idea that they are not getting a fair
deal, and are likely .to expend their'
all In their fight against the C.P.R. '•
Latest News
President at Cranbrook received
wire from the Grand President that
Toronto went out 100 per cent; Mont-,
real went out solid at 10 o'clock;
Winnipeg went out last night; Lethbridge and Macieod men are reported
as having   been granted " increased.
NELSON, B.C., Nov. 1.—A. B.Dock-
stoader, insurance agont, of Nelson,
and census commlsioner at the last
Dominion census, committed suicide
yesterday at midday by shooting himself. He was a prominent member
of the Nelson Liberal association exo
cutlyo.    He was unmarried.
The body was found In a vacant
building. No Inquest will bo hold.
Deceased was 50 years of ago and well
known throughout British Columbia.
LETHBRIDGE, Nov,, 7.—Aftor a
isovon hour session yesterday in which
no vory sensational facts wero brought
out, the coroners Inquest hold to inquire Into tho death of John Durda
adjourned until this morning at 11
o'clock. Howovor, tho ovldonco yes-
torday brought out ono fact clearly;
namely, that Durda was foully murdered, for Dr. Galbralth's ovldonco prov-
od conclusively that the wounds could
.'not hnvo boon self-inflicted -.or havo
beon tho rosult of an.accident.
Suspicion at,present rests on Wasll
Blzlbl, tlio man who Is bolng hold by
tho authorltlOB on n charge of boing
Implicated ln tho orlmo, Howovor,
l_l_.ll>! told n story in tho wltnoss box
which provided It Is truo, will clear
him from participation In tlio murdor.
NO WORK 13 DONE
AT   LADYSMITH   MINES;
EVERYTHING STILL
Cumberland  Union of  Railway  Men
Refuse to Handle Cars of Non-
Unionists
Now.- comes South Africa wllh tho
announcement of a romnrkablo work-
lng class victory right In tlio heart of
capitalistic powor In that country. In
an olootion for a member of tlio provincial legislating lu Johannesburg tho
Labor candldato dofoatod.lils Connor-
vatlvo-Llboritl "non-partisan" bpponont
by moro than two to ono, Tho workers nro jubilant an a consequence,
Tho Btrilie or lockout situation ro
mains unchanged at Ladysmlth, No
work Is bolng dono and the company
Ie making no progross towards a resumption of coal productions.
7 Tho Cumberland, union of railway-
men who aro operating tho short lino
from tlio mliifs lmvn steadily refused
to handle oars of coal loaded by non-
unionists, Tho first emergency ohoquo
has boon rocolvod from tbo U. M. W.
of A.
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Lehigh Coal Miners
Quit in Protest
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Men at Number S Colliery Suspend
Work—General Manager
is Angry
COMPENSATION BILL
FOR ARMY AND NAVY
WILL BE.INTRODUCED
knowledge of the $1,000 given, monthly
to'McNamara to pay his expenses.
On crossTexaminatlon.   by.   Senator
Kern he,wis unablevto tell how he
fixed the date of the conference between Ryan-and McManlgal. He>could
remember no other dates or circumstances he related and was - evasive
in many of his answers.   Miss ■ Mario
Meyer, another   union   stenographer,
was recalled for cross-examination.
Show Contempt for McManlgal
Sitting far back in one corner of
the courtroom .at the"dynamite conspiracy trial today, in the last seat sot
apart for spectators was a little old
man, -This thinning hair snow white,
tho linos of whoso ageing face showed
deop grief, intormlnglod with dismay
and apprehension.     Evory  day,' silent and watchful tho little old man
has boon at tbo trial and only 'occasionally has been'brought Into tho
courtroom for Identification purposes,
The llttlo old man is the "squoalor's"
only friend, his fntlior.
Fellow Iron workers, friends, even
his young wlfo and children, havo
Blirunk from Ortlo McManlgal, ns from
a thing accursed, since he mndo the
amazing confession that sont tho McNamaras to San Qiipntln and put somo
fifty-odd of his fellow unionists in the
uhailow of the fodoral ponltentlary.
Mrs, McManlgal, who lives In Chicago,
has not boon nourlior husband, nor
hns sho communicated with him, since
lant ho was Incnroeralv _ In one of ,th.
United State's marshal's rooms, nfrrild
to go to tho Marlon county Jnll. Whon
MoManlgal comes to tho courtroom
with IiIb guards, llio oyos of his fnthor
are tho only ones In the room who do
not show cltlior vononi or contemptuous scorn,
QUEBEC, Nov;, 7.—This morning at
3.15 the old ferry. North arrived at the
Louise .'docks with four hundrod, and
twenty'passengers from the steamer
Royal George, and the steamer returned* for the balance. *
May Topple Over
TORONTO, Nov. 7.—Latest advices
from Quebec are that over 200 passengers are still aboard the Royal
George, that a heavy storm Is blowing
and, that the tugs standing by are unable to tako them o.f. It is nlso fear-
tel the steamer is In great danger of
toppling over. Among the passengers
is a party of womon being conducted
ti the west by, tho Salvation Army,
Word received by the local office of
tho Canadian Northern is that tho
vessel Is In an exposed position; that
the storm ls a very severe ono, and
that tho vessel ls in grave dangor of
pounding to pieces. Word was rocolvod that all of tho first aiid second
class passengers wore tnl.cn off safely, along with somo of the steerage.
Ono tug going to tho roscuo was drlvon
nshoro by tho storm.
"-The~m'aln-points~afissue are tliat
those men belonging to .the Brotherhood who~ are tn receipt of less than-
$75 per month are going to demand an
Increase of 25' per cent, while those
who are now In receipt, of a larger
amount than that' specified are not
Hvilling to return to work until they
have obtained an increase of 15 per
cent.
wages. _'. ...'•.
The payroll at. Cranbrook has not
yet ibeen made up and this may have
the effect of tying things up.on-the'
15th.    ' ' -■
£s we go to press we are,given to
understand that ten scabs ^arrived in.'
aC. P. R. boarding car and 'have ■ already started tb work in the freight
shed.      '    .   '
WM, MUNKWITZ'S
HORRIBLE DEATH
WOULD REBEL TO PREVENT WAR
Antl-Mllltarlst Leader Proposes General 3trlke—Paralyse War
Preparations
MRLnoURNR, Nov. R,—Prime Mln-
later Mr. Androw Flshor has promised
to Introdluco a bill In tho houso of ro*
prosontatlvoB providing for tlio compensation of mombors of tho fodoral
defence forces who aro Injured or
killed whllo doing tholr duty ns mombors of tho naval or military dofonco
foruos of tho commonwealth during
times of poaco.
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WILKK8I1ARRE, Pa„ Nov. C-Gen.
oral Manager Hubor, of tho Lehigh
nnd Will.„sbarro Coal Co., hart cntc.td
n vigorous protest against lho action
of the Un lo uiuI.it-.__ lu uuui-tmiltitK
work at No, 6 colliery and thereby
throwing ],100 mon out of employment. In » lottor to iho conciliation
board ho snys It Ik n violation of tho
agreement entered Into between the
opcrnfora nni miners at their coufw-
once In Now York but spring,
Tho conciliation board today addressed a lottor to tho officers of tho
United Mlno Workers at thc local col;
iiory rt)fnicattns tliem to appear hctuvv
tho board and answor tho charges
preferred by tho cosl company. They
havo decided to comply with this ro-
qtlost.
Tho employe* quit work on Saturday tMufcUMt -lou-unlon mon wore em*
ployod.
MINERS' STRIKE ENDS
Dy Mmoii Vnsnimtut V*l« E._' Cj^
per Miners, Mill and Smelter Men
End Big Strike
ELY, Nov., Nov, 4.—Tho strlko Of
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men waa declared off today by an almost unanimous voto. Tho Lano Minors' Union and Stoptoo Mill and flmcl-
termen's Union hold meetings today
and Instructed dologatei to tho Ely
Control tabor Lea*, io to uso ovorv
effort to bring tho strike to A close.
Tho ncllon was to rnilfv ngroomont*
reached between Samuel J.6lfon. ami
the agents of tho Western Federation
<<* Miners.
Tho mon will retorti to tholr work
Immediately at the wago •.al. ftfoo-
llvo October 1st, which allow*! all
ctntmon ot minor,, and laborarn an increase of 25 centi. n day.
ALBERTA COAL MINE
EXAMINATIONS
SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES
At tho oxamlnntlons hold in tho
Provlnro of AJbnrfn, on September 11,
12, and 13, U)12, twont^olght candidate!  prosonted  thomsolvos  for mlno
„.-„„£„.■:■• f-r:t;f!c..'.,..,, r«.l^-.'o«_ tui
nil bo«(. pprtlflfn.™., nnd ...Irt.v nlv'for
flro boss rortlflcatoB. The following
wore successful:
MINK MANAOEltB
W, C. Pitcher, Klpp.
iOudrtHi   Vlltit-^i   IrtMllU,   1J,   C
Arthur W. Barnes, Passburg
I<\ W. Guornsoy, Ilankhoad.
John W. Marshall, Clover Jlnr.
J. W Musgrovo, Canmoro
William Pickles, Cardiff.
Mnw>s Johnson, Ttthtr.
William Watson, Coloman.
PeH»r AHnn, fotomnn.
pit nosiaES
Harry Massey. Corbln, __.C.
James I). Welch. Hillcrest. >
David Davidson, mainmort..
Thos. Mathtr, W.ktNlke.
Joseph Thompson, fnlomitn,
Andrew llatkley, Frank,
W. Hartley, nankhoad.
PARIS, Nov. 4.—Tho niitl-nillltnrlBt
movomont undoubtedly Is growing fast
In Europo, Gustavo llorvo, tho anil-
mllltnry loader who rocontly Horvnd a
term In prison for publishing nntl-mlll-
tnry vlows, In commenting upon tlio
great Slclullflt mooting planned to bo
hold a mouth lionco to tnko numHiiroi.
against, a European war, threatened lu
connection with tho Ilnlknn conflict,
writes:
"Against a declaration of wnr, tlioro
Is ono offtcncloiiH measure, nnmnly nn
Insurrection or gonoral Htrlko, If call,
od a sufficient tlmo beforo war, It can
bo useful ns a moans of Intimidating
a govornmont, but It Ib uhoIoss whon
war 1ms boon called.
"It would bo too naive to supposo
that'unarmed mon would refuse to report to the barracks. A few sum-
tnnry executions after tlm arrest on
mnsso of tlio suspected loaders would
M-.iw _;.«!> vim scuttling to tlio ranks,
"0.-3,1' UU Uli.ii.il t.tA.<. .vUfUIl ilKlUIIHl
u gnv_>rnm.<nt dosplrablo enough to
dnrlare war. could mnke It pny drnrly.
.Moroovor, It Wbuhl havo to be supported by the soldiers   nl   the standing
 t-        "y..\,   t,,fOn\.a\ii\t\IH   \!]lMM__K   (it
ono or sovoral regiments Is not Iiu-
posslblo. Huch uprising In Franco and
ifJormnny would Imvo much grentor
chances of sucross If prepared secretly In advance, If tho International
Soclnllst Congrem. wish**, nnyfbfnir
j but to accept n merely platonlc mani*
IfeMntlnn, It will do woi\ to i-on^I'lir
iHciio things."
Scalded by Steam at Saw Mill-
Family with Tragic Record
News of the accidental death of
William Munkwltz, a son of Mrs.
Henry Munkwltz, of West Fornlo, was
rocolvod horo late on Frldny ovenlng.
William Munkwltz wns master machinist nt tho Dnrrow's Mill of tbo Red
Door Lumbor Company, Tlio accident happened on Thursday and two
othor mnn wero badly Injured at the
samo time, by scalding Hteiun. Mr,
Munkwltz was not killed outright, but
was taken to tho Swan Hivor Hospital,
sixty miles dlHlaut, whom lie died
somo tlmo Friday.
Tho news comes as a most cruel
blow to Mrs, Henry Munkwltz and
family, for whom much sympathy Ih
oxprosscil. Mr, Henry Munkwltz was
ncrldpntnlly killed In lh<> I'llU Lumber
Co. mill here two, yoars.ago last June,
death by, accident, when he was caught
by a largo belt and drawn over a ;
large pulley, which stripped every,
and had once before narrowly escaped
shred of clothing from his body, Iqav-
ing him limp with nothing but his
shoos upon his feot. William, the oldest .son, has boon In' the employ of
the 151 k and tho Ked Door Companies
for several years, and llko his father,
was a thorough mechanic in his line.
Tho body was brought to Fernio
for Interment by Frod Armstrong,
who wns working In tho snmo mill.
Tho fiinernl will tako place from the
Mothodlst Church on Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Fred Dnzoll, who lives at Monarch with hor husband, Is a daughter
of Mrs! Munkwltz, and throo othor
children are nt. home, Henry, junior, a
young sister and a brothor.
Harrows is tho name of tlm station
whoro the Rod Deer Lumber Company has a largo saw mill, and Ih houio
(IIhUiiu'o from tho fi. N. R. Dauphin
main Hue, from which a branch lino
mm to the mill..
Wilson Elected by Over-
whelming Majority
Debs Polls Heavy Vole—Berger De-
feated by Fusion Candidate
The Morning Newa. r_ntlibrld»n, Iuih
iMtifd (i beautifully Illustrated SO page
'ftry VarmUw" Issue. It contains
,i rniyntxt dcUlluil UUtoiv, ot \a-Ui-
bridge and surroundlnc country and
many pbolographa of Ihe rl»y.
NKW YORK. Nov. 7.—On the stron-
gtl. or tho Incomplete returns ns to
tho vote fnr Wilson, IlonneV-.t nnd
Tnff, tho ostlmnto was made tonight
that Gov. Wilson would not huvo a
i<«•"«•";• cf ".,-! •,„'.      : ._.,_
«tnt<<H thr« vote hnn licet. rmV.' rmi.i.'V.,'
estlmntpil thus far; but tlm reports !u<
dicnto that combined vote of Moose-
veil and Tnft will bo approximately
•Ml por cont of the vote, Roosevelt 20
m>r I'i'iit ..ml T'if> ',' •'' "■ •>•
In I.iuti, out of it combined vote ol
l..0..0,8,.R cost for Tnft nnd Hrynii,
Tnft rocelvod over !U pnr cent.
CIIICA'IO, Nov. 7.—With final ro-
turns drifting 'Jn from southern counties. It la now iiRsured that Illinois Iuih
Mwiiig into the WUhoii milium, afer
having flrnt been claimed for Unoae.
velt by luii.fii-fi plurality. Tlmr«- if, no
doubt now but that tlo positiont-Hwt
will have 100 \o1es In the tin loi.nl
mllcue.
Uoturna so far received indlc-itU. tlm
Illinois loRlnl.-ture will lm made np of
'M'» tlt-|Hiiili(TMiis. 'Ji tKMTKMTf-t*, nine
Progreaalve, and two Borlallsts. With
« totnl menrberslnlti of 2'J. lho flgurei.
show tho ProKresalvos nnd fioclnllsls
bold tlm bnlaiifo of power In tlm eler-
tlon of two United t.Uitns Ht'tintorH.
SA.V FIIA.VCISCO, Nov. .'..-Wilson
and Mnrshall, apparently, havo cnrrl*
iu   -..luiu.iii.i.   lieuinis   nom    l.f.L'u
f i!i  jj.i.'..,;.i u_,,_ .,; ,'..,,., n.tu VVii-
k(mi HO:!.',:,;  Housevelt, .S."»,l'5S;    Taft.
fifi.; Debs. HMO.    Till* ratio If maintained would give Wilson a plurality
of about ir.flfin In the stati-.
,..*-.\... ...,._>_.,   ,-.«,.  ti. — .ii.1*    hiii-
j.rlsn of ilm election wns the defeat
of CongrcHHrnnii Victor L. Merger, Ho-
enlllst, who wuh beaten by former
CoiigrrMsnian Win. II. St nfford, fusion
candidate ou tho democratic ticket,
PITT-HII'IKI, .Nov. fi.-TIm voto for
I'liinuylvHiilii Ik: Taft. I _,'l,t;_i«; Wll-
non, -Mii/i-in: _irMe.-.i.t jMo.r/m r»m
vit<- nf Philadelphia diith oul. fl.o
dlntrlrts missing Is Tart. 01.,p._2: Wll-
>oj_, fi...4;&; Itoowi.tlt, MMUm; Cbnfln
'.12: tv.) _, n.2<J7.
HCIIKXWITAnV, VY. \'ov, S.~
Tlm Socialist ran wtomt tn thr. iVm/v
rrats fn the city, and In the county
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THE DISTRICT. LEDGER,, PERNIE,,B. C., NOVEMBER 9, 1912.
,.V."
"y-~y -a.
Payment of Wages
Views of Pres. Stubbs at Alberta
F. of L. Convention
"Be it resolved. that a bill be included in our legislative' demands to
provide for the payment of wage., in
cash at intervals of not more than two
weeks; and to provide further that,
■where an employee" has been discharged, or has left his employment, all
monies due him must be paid within
24 hours, or such wages as he was receiving to continue until such times
as the monies due are paid."
The above resolution which was submitted by delegates 'McNab, L. Moore,
D. Hyslop, lt. Livett, J. Levenne. J.
0. Jones, C. Stubbs, F. Allott at the
Lethbridge Convention of the Alborta
Federation of Labor last .hine. provoked considerable debate but was finally
endorsed with the amendment that in
framing any such proposed legislation
the Executive Committee should take
into consideration tho wishes of the
farmers with respect to employment
on farms.
The speech delivered by Delegate
Clem Stubbs, President of District IS,
United -Mine Workers of America, is
botli instructive and inspiring, and we
give it here for the first time that it
has appeared in print as being the
position of a man who has had a wide
experience in safeguarding the legal
rights and interests of wage-earners
with respect to the collecting of wages
due:
Delegate Stubbs: We are not all
lawyers, and in connection with matters of law I want to point out that
while we may have the opportunity
'• of looking through books of law-in the
way one delegate has mentioned, we
have not the training that is necessary to enable us to understand what
those books moan, and that is the reason we hire lawyers to do our work.
It is not often that a working plug
does hire a member of the legal profession,, but sometimes he is forced to
take that step in his own^ defense,
and the reason he is compelled to .do
so is because it is so difficult to understand the contents of those yellow-
backed books.     . " .
I have been interested on more than
one occasion in trying to collect wages and my experience is that any laws
there are in the Dominion are absolutely, useless so far as guaranteeing
~"wages "Rrt __B~wagerwor iters", b-esheetif"
ed. We hiyvc a .Master and Servant
Act on the Dominion statutes, but in
.our own immediate province we have
an act passed by the old Territorial
Legislative Assembly .sat is still iri
operation in Alberta! We have a similar act in British Columbia, and'that
Act says nothing more than that the
man who works for wages is a slave
of the man who hires him. It says
thai and nothing else. That law also
lays down the penalties that will be
imposed upon him if he disobeys the
demands of his' master. If he docs
not present himself Tor employment at
tho lime laid clown by tho master or
does not so conduct himself as to
please his master in every particular
with regard to tho extent and finality
of his work, that law holds him liable
to be penalized,
II is a fact, however, that wo may
Biie for wagos ns a debt, but so many
counter claims and dockages aro put
un ngalnst us that avo do not often
report to law to enforce our just1 demands. Or else ihe masters make
the plea that wo did thlB thnt we
ahould not have dono, or did not do
some other thing that wo ought to
luivo done, and in consequence the
working plug finds hn hns no clnlm
upon Ills employer for tho wngos ho
bar oarnod,
Then, ngnln, wo vory ol'ton find that
oir wttgnB aro not strictly specified,
and wo havo a legal bat tlo on hand on
thnt. account, and under IIiobo elrcuui-
HtnnepB we find thut tjio lawyer gets
o.ir wages Instead ot uh getting them,
and, )lko tho Irishman, wo begin to
wonder' If It was tlie master or ourselves who got hit with the brick.
Iliero aro two mattors In connection
with it. 1 um not overlooking tho
fact thnt wo neither write tbo laws nor
Interpret them, and for tlmt roiiHon wo
must hire Bonieoim _1ho to write thani,
nn we nro compelled to also do lo Interpret thorn. Wlutti wo got' wiho on
ougli to do both for ourselves thore
will bo no no. d to moot hero onl pass
n solutions. The passing of rosolu
tions In ono of thc easiest thine, on
earth to do that, I know of, and speaking to them uoonis to bo a hobby for
nil of us, In splto of tho fnct that
many of uh hnvo long slnco como lo
tbo conclusion that to do so Is nn nb-
surdity In nny caso,
VftW initio*, tho woeon* rnnitlttmna
of thlnnn we have, to wait for our wnnt.
os from ono pny day to nnotlior, nnd
tho pay day takes place ovory monthi
and we find ourselves in tbo position
> that In tho menntlmo, if wo doslro
to rnlne money and go nwnv tn motiv
other place, (lien wa aro comiiellod to
hang around until It suits the pleasure of tho hois to pay us what Is
duo, and I wnnt to say thaV 'ho avoir*
ago workingman in our own pnrtlculnr
district cannot afford to wait around
vi-ry long, other Also hU mom-,, win
bo all gono and lm will hot be able to
Kut a way. Un tlm other hnnd if a
, man passes hla tlmo chock, thon ho la
placfd In the position thai he has to
pay a discount on It amounting somo-
tlmcm to 10 per cont. night in tho
City of Lctlibrldgo thli Ia«t mouth I
.•im uitiliul Mt ludUldu_vl  V.1.0     _<«4->
paid by a time chock, and nobody
would cash It or honor lt.     It was
certified by the company and finally,
an old shark secondhand dealer offered to cash it for him if he would pay
him 10 per cent of the value for doing
so. I want to say, too, that this particular individual had been looking for
lawyers' advice, and he had finally
arrived at the conclusion that!' he
would either have to discount it at
that figure with the shark or keep
it u_til the boss got ready to pay him.
Now, if the companies were forced to,
continue the rate of wages that they
had been in the habit of paying to
any workman, until such time as they
did pay his wages', there would then
be very littlo necessity to ask any
lawyer to interpret the laws on this
matter.
Tliere is altogether too much law-
lots too much of it; and thc trouble
is that among these laws the particular ones that favor the payment of
wages cost too much to have enforced.
But if we could get something in the
nature Of this resolution, which is
clear enough and specific enough, we
might be able to do something to help
ourselves. If they would let me write
the laws I think I could point out-
"where action could be taken in, the
matter and where it would be impossible to have any loopholes. If those
provisions woro enacte'd into law ,-I
think we might get some protection in
that particular regard.
Now in regard to the farmer, I
want to say that if he is in the position
that lie can hire a bunch of wage-
workers who are forced to organize to
protect themselves, then certainly he
is not entitled to too. much consideration from those workers, no more than
he would give them himself. We
find, however (and possibly the feeling is more pronounced among the
farmers who are organized to protect
themselves), that they arc feeling the
same encroachments upon their liber-"
ties as are wage-workers, snd by exactly the same corporations und by
exactly tho same methods, and if they
are in the position to hire one or two
slaves to work for them it is only a
matter of skinning-the hide off the
slave in-order, that he may take lt
■aiongrwith^hi]."X.Yvn~to-inriTket:—And'
capital gets both their hides, there is
no question about tha?.
I realize that they are up against
a more difficult proposition than we
are ourselves. It is made more difficult by the very,laws we arc honoring about, by the fact that the farmer,
finding himself in the position of hnv-
■iiH; a "title to a >steady job," he has
got. to keep it in order. We have no
such title, and hence when we let
go of it—wlien we are through with it
- we'have no further interest in preserving it. That is one reason why
tlioro may be some little difference, of
opinion between the farmers und ourselves. Wc are, however, both" performing tho same functions; wo both
find ourselves In the samo position
with regard to getting a livelihood,
but tho farmer has one distinct advantage; ho will tell you that so long ns
the. mortgage does not como duo ho
can hung on long enough to llvo, nnd
if Do can eat spuds and grass ho will
bo nil right. The wngo-workor has
not that satisfaction. If he does oat
grass, It Is someone oIho's grass and
the first thing he knows he has the
"bull" aftor him. So far as the nc
tnal position Is concerned, however,
t menus a continual strugglo for both
of UB.
Dut tho fnrmei'B nro not the only
slaves who pack thohldos of tholr follow slaves to .mnrkot. Iu somo of
thn mines wo havo a systom whoroby
a pnrtlculnr placo will 'bo/confronted
botweon tbo operator und one individual, und this individual umirnutor will
havo nnotlior man working for hltn on
n dny wngo. It is exactly the snmo
Piocosh; tho mnn'who Iiuh the contract
for tho placo Is skinning tho hide of
tlio man who Is working for him, anil
llio compnny In turn Is taking tho
hides of both,
When wo como to discussing matters of this nnturo, wo must of necessity .m_.ly.K_ the position purely and
Blinply from tho standpoint ot tlm
..amii producer, nnd when wo do thnt
wo will bo'forced to tlio, conclusion
that the man who hfrns ono sliivo, and
Is compollod to hire hlin on credit, Is
In precisely the satun position ns aur-
solves, At tho sumo tlmo, ir I wero
Lho hired lmllvl.uul, I would consldor
It was pretty hard Ilium "If I wns
compelled to wait for thirty days or
vi< Tor mv Hi.r.O or %2 nor dnv, nftor
working for them. It moy be just
na hnrd tor the fnrmor himself to bo
lompeiiod to pay tlio mnn, but ln
considering tbo difficult!... or llio farmer wo cannot overlook tho hardship
that would bo Imposed nn tho other
fellow.
Now, whon wn have eliminated those
stnnll points, which might mnko It
appear nn though wo had difforont Interests, wo will nrrlvo naturally at
tiin conclusion that we can unite for
the same objects!, with tho. earnc prln-
clploa, and for tho samo end; and if
v..-. do thai .u.:.u U iu.l _li.ly no _Uu»
g"r in my mind aa to what tho ultimate outcome will be. Bo far aa
tbla resolution Is oonoontod, tho farm,
era do not need to hesitate a moment
Ui ondomlriK It for the waj.eworiu.Ta
£_nentity, b _cam_6 even mjgtxnlnis thut
t..o miracle happtnod and the wag*
workers did got It, tho farmer* may
rest assured that the government will
certainly see-to it that they-do not
openly offend the farmers, for' the'
government depends on .the farmers'
support to maintain the conditions under which we now exist. ■ (Applause.)
THE GROWS NEST
:   PASS THE BALK- *
ANS OF CANADA
The Crow's Nest Pass country, like
the Balkans, seems to be a region of
.■_
constant unrest, ready at the slightest
provocation- i~v burst into hostilities.
This timo it is a question of yardage,
or some such detail, which the company managers are reported as being
unwilling to submit to arbitration in
conformity with the terms of tlie
agreement arrived at after the last
long-drawn-out fight In the coal fields
nnd the threat is that unless a.sottle-
ment is arrived at In tho immediate
futuro two- thousand men. will lay
down their tools at once, five thousand
will follow later and the settlers down
on the prairie will be again faced
a shortage of coal and winter coming.
Somewhere or othor there seems to
be something seriously wrong in the
Crow's Nest. Trouble has been constant almost since the first opening
of the field. Commissions aud arbitrations without number have been
fruitless to avert the constant strikes
and lockouts. A sort of an armed
truce appears to be the best that has
yet been possible. And meantime,
the injured party, the settler, who
suffers most, is not at any time a factor either in'the making or, the settling of the trouble.
Possibly the most important factor
for the creation of this constant state
of belligerency is the failure of the
coal managers to realize that they are
tho custodians of. a resource which,
while it is worked privately for the
protit of their stockholders, is virtually a r-Ublic trust, depenck-nt upon the
pioper. administration ot' which is the
cemfort and in some (.aFes the very
lives oi the thousands of non-combatants who look to the Crow's Nest for
their fuel supply.'
Were this feature of the. case- as
thoorughly appreciated as it should be
by the men in control it is scarcely
probable that any company would re:
thoroughly appreciated as it'should be
ing matters which come up for adjustment.—Edmonton Capital.
INDUSTRIAL CONDITIONS
IN   GERMANY
Our^TT^oTtTnent.—of—Christinas-
Greeting Cards are the most beautiful we ever had. Order now: Ledger Office.
Complete statistics have just been
published relative to the industrial
disputes in German}-' during the year
1911. In the 2,917 strikes which took
place 325,253 persons were involved,
.and of'these about 10 per ceut wore
women. But independent of the re
sort to industrial conflict there were
G, -7SG passive movements orP the part
of workpeople to obtain better conditions of labor, ani in these appeals
6S6.416 persons participated. ; •
,.That the grievances of the workers
were not imaginary ones is indicated
by the fact that in G.402 cases the
demands were conceded by the masters after negotiations had taken,
place. In 170 cases the employers admitted without question, that there,
was cause for,complaint, and straightway made. redress; and.only in 214
cases did the workers fail to obtain
their wants.
Of the strikes 1,309 terminated successfully for the 11S.613 workers involved. In 516 strikes, in which there
were 122,060 people concerned, compromises were effected; anil in 379,
embracing G0,735 employees, the masters won the day., In other cases the
results are unknown or the" strikes
were proceeding.';
' The total loss in wages through
these disputes, amounted to over $6,-
250,000, and involved an expenditure
on the part of the trade unions, of
54,000,000. " ' '
On the other <hand the benefits-ob-
tained as a result o flhese agitations
on the part of the workpeople included in all a total advance in wages of
over $250,000 per week and a reduction in hours ' of 760,597 per week.
■Gontemplated-reduetions-in-wages-to-
the amount of $6,500 per week, and
increases of hours totalling 19,127 per
week, were prevented.
Fire Fighting in
Metalliferous Mines
CONDITIONS TO BE MET ARE QUITE SIMILAR TO THOSE IN COAL MINES
By George J. Young
Professor of Mining and Metallurgy,
Mnekay School of Mlnos, Iteno, Nov.
Causes of fires ln metalliferous mines aro;
The presence of combustible materials, cureloBsness with candles lamps
and blasting, remnants of smoldering
fuse; overheating bearings In .machinery; Bhort-clrcultlng nnd ovor-hoatlng
of electric wires; spontaneous combustion,
The first lino of defense ln tho pre;
ventlon of flro Is In a propor sot of
mbe-rngulntlonB covering tho ubo of
candles, lamps, olla and other com-
buRtlblos' iiBod underground; tho bo-
cond Ib tho enforcement oi Uiobo re-
gulntlons, Without dlsclpllno mlno-
regulations nro of llttlo avail. Tho
thin, line of defense 1b tho practice
of a flro drill at froquont intervals.
TIiIh prncileo Bhould Includo drill
In tho uso or riro-flghtlng npparatus,
tbo training ot a Hiillnblo fire-fight-
lng squad, and tlio accustoming of tho
mon to answer an emergency flro-cnll,
so Unit posslblo panic among tho mon
on nn alarm of flro may bn avoided,
The drill should bo soRrogatnil Into
tho drill of tho flro righting wiuud ut
lmiHt once a month, nnd In ntisworlng
a flrn-call nt' leant onco In threo
months.   ,
Facilities for fighting Innlplnnt flros
should ho provided, nnd plncod at
readily accessible point'1 In tlio vicinity of tbo places whore thero Is any
considerables amount r.r rninbiiHllbln
material, Thoso plncim would bo at
Rhi-ft-atatlons.'tl.. .llMlnovu of limber-
od stapes, timbered wlnzcm, and shaft,
collars, I'.ro extinguishers of a simple typo won id ins Uiu iiicmii proviumd,
Water-pipe line should U_ laid to large
timbered stojxrs, and how connections
provided. IIoho-iuoih should bo placed at tho critical points. The wholo
b.vHtein niiouM be mn:n.n.(.im. so Uiiil
hoso, couplings, etc., could boj|transfer ted and used In nny part of tho
irlno. At tho surface a r'wrvn tup-
plv of hns _ .''o..ll U- t-rovlilf.il. A
monthly ti^i-ilim <.f flre-flgbtlng op.
pllaitrnn «',-■•' • '..   _'»i-f,|(,,| fnr
Btoel fire .:;. or ■ .>oden doo**
piotcctci? b   l ' . concrete
bulkheads, should be provide- in cross
cuts and drifts st nuii t....n< ... xnuid
onablo tho spread of n fi-, *iniiin».
In ft wtopo to bo check*-' 'thfcte
would only h* nun in tht • ■ ,. »f ,_
conwIff^M*1" f*' .■"»•* • ■ :rt_«t
bo constr-   - <     u o( op-
oninin f.w ,  _n,p _tt;tttl
tunnels of nny great length, and whore
timber is used, several fire dooi'B
might well bo placed so as to divide
tho length into sections,
Tho first essentials ln fighting a
mlno fire is to get all of tho meiT-out
of tho mine. , When this has boon accomplished .iv plan of action can bo decided upon and carried out under competent direction, ' Tho usual Blops
may bo stated as: bulk-heading, with
the object of localizing the flro; Jay-
lng of hoso, and tho bringing'of a water supply to the scene of tho fire,
Tho fire-fighting squad necessarily
works upon the Incoming air side of a
flro unless equipped with smoke or
oxygon holmcls. By carrying air-
UnoB along with bono linos fire fighting squads havo beon onablod to approach cIobo onougli to ii fire from
tho 'lee side" to do offoctlvo work. It
requires courage' and daring on tho
pnrt of tho tiro squad to perform work
or this hind, but Instances aro not.
uncommon whoro stubborn fights of
this kind havo beon made.
Whoro It Is Impossible to approach
tho flro doso enough to fight tt with
wator tow mothods may bo used: ono
U tho bulk-bonding of tho flro on boll)
HldoH nnd tho closing of all wlnzos
loading fronv the flro zona; tho othor
Is to Beal the mlno nnd fill the work-
lugs with a gas which will provont
combustion, In tlio formor mothod
tho flro Is leH to smother out, and
thin may take considerable tlmo. Tho
availability of tho oxygon liolmot ron«
dors It posslblo to construct bulkheads
wftoi'o it would havo boon practically
Impossible  without tlio use of this
appliance. . In fighting a fire by, the
second method stoam, sulphur dioxide
and carbon dioxide have been proposed as gasses suitable for the purpose.
Steam is the agent most used, If a
supply of sulphur could be speedily
obtaiued it might be possible to use
this  re-agent in temporary  burners,
arranged so as to discharge the gases
into the, intake "'air-way. Snelling
has given details of'the mothod. Carbon dioxide is difficult to generate in
sufficient quantity, and its use is almost out of the, question, save as 11
is generated by the fii'e itself. Where
it is impossible to bulkhead a.fire, and
steam or other agent, is out of the
question, the' flooding of the' mine !s
the next expedient.' -If it is impracticable to flood the mine the turning
of water down the shafts'after sealing
all openings to the mine is then in'
order. r   '-   ~
The great danger in all mine fi''es
is the rapid filling up of the workings
with smoke and poisonous gases (CO)
To one who is familiar with .fires this
is the most, striking' thing. The comparatively restricted ■ workings.., of a
mine fill up in a.very short time on
account of the ■ air currents, which
while; -normally" "moving sluggishly,
under the increased temperature,. rapidly acquire velocitj'. The presence
of fire doors at intervals may be the
means of' preventing workings from
being completely flooded with irres-
pirablo gases. If it were possible to
stop all air currents in' a mine by
doors suitably placed the' fire and
gas could be prevented from spreading outside of a restricted one.
As in tlie case of surface fires', ""being prepared" is the key to tbe situation. Mine" superintendents should
_car.efully_____ii.lder'the possibilities of
a fire, and, make "every, preparation
beforehand,'' even to laying out a method of procedure for fires occuring
in different parts of the mine. , The
drafting of a plan of action, the provision" of apparatus and means' for
carrying out this plan,, as well as the
drilling,and training of thc men who
are to carry the plan Into execution,
will go a long way towards preventing
confusion, delay, and loss of control
at tho fire signal. The provision for
marking the passages leading to shafts
and exits should bo carried out in all
largo mines.
A careful study of the ventilating
currents In ii mlno, and a consideration of tho effect of a tire in changing their direction, also form necessary parts of any flro fighting' plan.
Ventilating plans of the mine undor
varying conditions should be prepared
and tholr study made a part of the
drill by the flro fighting squad. Tho
effect of turning a atrenm of water
down a shaft' upon tho air currents
deserves montton. In moat cases a
Btrcam of water turned, down im up-
caat shaft has tho effoot-of rovorsing
the air current. '
Maple Leaf
ICE CREAM  AND
CONFECTIONERY
PARLOR
Ooleman, Alta.
Central location, close to
Football grounds and
Tennis Court
When in Coleman give us
a call
Good assortment of candies
and fancy boxes
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Assistant General Manager
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same careful attention as is given to all other departments of the
[Bank's business. Money may be deposited or withdrawn in this
way as satisfactorily as by a personal visit to thc Bank.       m
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'Phone in every' room.
Sample Rooms on Main
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Meal Tickets, $7.00,
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f)   I positively cure tliree-fouiihs of
•nil the cases t|iat aro absolutely in-j
-curable by any methods other than!
Ithose I employ. 1 dp not care who)
|has treated you or iiow long or by j
what means lie" has treated you,
the probability is that I can cure!
.you, and I will be ablo tp. speak j
definitely in .the matter when Ij
'know tho details of yonr case.
S. Write for Free Book
If you can't call ut'iny office'
write for my book, which describes'
Suiy method.    All letters are given
special attention.
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\
Large Airy. Rooms &
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found  In-such  a display of
eats
We have the .best money
can buy of Beef. Pork, Mutton, Veal, Poultry, Butter,
Eggs, Fish, "Imperator Hams
and Bacon" Lard, Sausages,
Welners and Sauer Kraut. .
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Phone 56
Livery, Feed
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P1LLATAVI.    •    <    •    FtftNII.
aU^iA*       V»\       ^ V \
■ Sfcfel...-- .yaJMfar__.
A Plash of
Lightning
It jutt at llkoly to strlko
tho liouto of tho uninsured
mnn nt thnt' of lilt moro prurient neighbor.     No building
Is Immune.
' ''
Better Have
you and havo a Untuning
clause attached to the policy,
Then you needn't worry every
tlmo thore In n Hiundorttorm,
M. A, KASTNER
Solo Agent for Pernio
AS8AYER
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THE DISTRICTyLEDGER, FERNIEy B. a, NOVEMBER 9, 1912.
PAGE THREE
THE FELLER,ON THE FENCE
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I like a man of coprage and 'conviction-
good anq strong  > ' •.'       ' , -
/Though his'-judgmerit'.may'.be hasty
<■-*    arid "theories may be wrpnjjy   *■
/A' man -who'll come out boldly, and
•   defend with main and.might,
A thing in controversy, if he thinks
■='     tlie thing is: right. ". y_V-
i   f _.-    t
I   lik©- t'  measure .wordsywith  one.
who'll parry/ guard and thrust,   '
Defending what he thinks is fair, and
fighting what's unjust./
He may hold views't' which my mind
, _    ,most stubbornly, dissents, "
But I'nr bound to like" him better than
the feller'"on7 the fence."
The  wishy-washy'* feller;- whb,vwhen
%politics or.art,   7 7 '-... .yy
Are subjects oif "discussion;1 never cares
t' take a part;' 7 \ "   <-' --y-y y\
Tie inan who, when-, he's; talking'"with
his dearest bosom friend   '
Will not state* his opinions lest the
statement may offend.
Offends me more by silence an'jiby.
', "- sittin'" calm, inert,    y s-     - j7';'
Than he would,by fightin' back a bit;
my views to*controvert;    ."' *
An' it doesn't" stand 'tf' reason that a
■   man with common sense   , -';
Could feel much admiration for." the
feller "on. the fence."—Ex. '.•
,: See, samples of Christmas' Greeting
Cards.'at the1 Ledger.Office. ~
Head Office
HAMILTON
C.u'itai. Paid Up $3,000,000
1 {usui. ve and undivided pilokits    3,500,000
Total Abbots over 45,000,000
Just as a successful merchant makes every
effort to give his customers courteous, efficient attention, so do the officers of the. Bank
of Hamilton endeavor to render to depositors
every servlse consistent with conservative
hanking practice.
No deposit is too small to assure tlie do-'
posltor considerate treatment—the savings
accounts of those in moderate circumstances
are welcomed with courtesy, and with absence of undue formality which makes banking a convenience and a pleasure.
*  "F. B. Roberts. Agreni:..
PANTORIUM   TAILORS
Next to Fernie Hotel
SUITS    TO    MEASURE
from $15.00 to $50.00
GENTS AND LADIES1 CLOTHES
Cleaned
Repaired
and |
Pressed        j
Miners Win Strike; aty
the Dorotliifiliflesj-:
Head Off That^ Cold
..        ■ Do not let a cold run away with you.   Assert your
-'    _    -rights,by-fighting a-cold with/the proper weapon.,
The best way to TieacToff a cold and .overcome it
is by taking-        7 .. 7   ■     ''  "'y ; -
Laxative Bromide Quinine Tablets
-T,he.handy and convenient form in which' these
tablets arc made render them pleasant to take and
effective in results.' Fifty- chocolate-coated- tablets in each box.    Will break up a cold-in less than
' 24 hours. ' . 25c. per Epx.
A. W. BLEASDELL
DRUGGIST AND STATIONER
FERNIE, B.C.
The situation "in-tb'el strike, zone is
looking. more favorable'-'thari ■ itr has
for months. The Dorothy. Works,
which is one or the-largest.coal operations in the section has signed iip
with the.men.', While .he-miners failed to get all they were asking for; 'yet
the concession's wrung from* the operators will go a long- way", to rlaying the
ground for a future organization. The
agreement .reached" between the
Dorothy , miners and \ the .operators
gave the' men a checkweighman on
the tipple to see : that their- weights,
were correct, the. two.week's* pay and
a recognition of the union.'. Under the
circumstances this was.about all the
men could expect.. Other works on
the head of Coal River are now negotiating for a settlement, arid it is
thought that an agreement will be
reached in the near future,- The
Paint and Cabin Creek situation remains unchanged but it Is evident that
the miners have the operators whipped on1 both of these creeks.. The
fight has been a bitter one and the
masters will not relinquish their grip
on the workers' throats until they have
to. They are losing hard, fighting a'
losing fight, hoping against hope'that
something would turn up to turn _the
tide of battle, but all in vain. They
must eventually surrender to the determined miners who are.going to win
this struggle if they have to keep it up
for another, year. ° , '
, ,The^mine .workers organization is
standing" loyally by-the men on the
firing line, tents, foodstuffs,. clothing
and other supplies are being furnish-
ed the strikers and if necessary
houses will be built for their accommodation. The watchmen or guards
at Kingston on Paint Creek held up a
shipment of tents that were sent the
strikers at MoBsey thinking that by
such work as this the miners would
be forced to go back to the company
shacks, but when they stoop to such
low, mean ,and -unlawful acts as this
they but make the miners that much
more bitter and determined to win the
fight or die in the attempt. Our subsidized daily papers come out about
twice' a week with • an article under
big head lines announcing that "The
backbone of the strike is broken."
This strike, has had its backbone broken more than once .by capitalist sheets
yet the .only weakness has been shown
on the part of the' operators.-'
The miners will never again submit to the Baldwin guard system and
the ■ non-union conditions'_again. and.
ply of labor and ample .transportation
facilities, from 50 tti'75per .cent more
than the high record of 1911, and even
higher record of 191Q7 It-is probably
not an exaggeration7, to state' that the
bituminous miues^pf. tlie United States,
could produce from._600,u00,. 00 to 700,-
000/00(.short" tons -of conl without
opening another mine: ""',■   ",
In order,to meet this condition and
also to meet the general tendency toward increased cost of labor," operators
have, been impelled* to the,utilization
of labor-saving-and expense^reducing
machinery. ' ■ >
In addition to lessening mining cost,
there are two other aims to be accomplished by the" use of mining machines. The undercutting of coal by
hands is one of the most exacting
kinds of labor, and the use of machinery materially reduces the arduous
tasks of the laborer; More important
than this, however, it is Mr. Parker's
belief, is the greater safety secured
through reducing the practice,- too
prevalent in many mining districts, of
"shooting from the solid." This practice cannot be too strongly condemned
for it increases the liability to accident and is contrary to the principle
of conservation, in that it produces a
considerable .quantity of. undesirable
or unmarketable fuel,
OUTPUT OF COAL
DOUBLES IN DECADE
EXAMINATION PAPERS
Questions for Fire Boss Certificate
at Alberta Examination °
A. I. BLAIS
Grocer
1 1
if
Wo carry a full lino of
Red Feather & Tartan Canned Goods
Prices Right
Satisfaction guaranteed or money back
Phone 103       :*:        Frank, Alta.
the sooner the operators realize this
fact- the better it will be for them.
The conditions in' this section and
the strike has gained such wide publicity that it is impossible for the operators to secure non-union labor enough to run their mines. What few
they' are able to deceive into the field
soon become dissatisfied and leave.
This fight has been an expensive one
for the operators, and they are about
at the end of tlieir rope. A great
many of thorn are now on the verge
of bankruptcy and in the next few
weeks they will either have to recognize their defeat or go broke. Tho
miners arc putting up a' noblo fight,
such solidarity was never displayed
before In an industrial conflict in West
.Virginia which goes to mark tho pro
gross of the working class.—Charleston, W. Vn„ Labor Argus,
MORE THAN 175 MILLION TONS
OF COAL MECHANICALLY
MINED IN 1911
50 Year Record of Bituminous Above
Average, While Anthracite
' Falls Below
. WASHINGTON, Nov. 5'.—An interesting if not startling fact in conrie <;■
tion with the production of coal in
.he' United States"; according to the
United States Geological Survey, is
that in each ^successive decade the
output- is practically doubled. If the
production of bituminous coal alone
were considered, • the record for the
last fifty years would show an increase somewhat iri excess ol this
ratio. ■-
The' increase in the production of
anthracite has been much less rapid
on acount of the iimited area of the
fields, - the conditions under which
the industry is carried on and the restriction of the,, prepared sizes to' domestic consumption.' It has been estimated that the output of anthracite
will reach 100,000,0.u long tons annually .before it begins to decline.
The maximum production up to. the
present time lias been 80,771,488 long
tons. An increase in the annual production of bituminous coal may be anticipated for some time to come.
The- statistics of coal production iri
the past show that up to the close of
1865 • the total output had amounted
to .84,890,055 short tons.; Tn the dec-
_ade_fr_om—l86fi__to_-J.87-5,^inclusiver-the
production amounted to 419,4 5.10."
_ons,-<mal_ing the total production up
to Ihe close of 1875, 704,315,159 tons.
In the following decade, from 1876 to
1885, inclusive," the output amounted
to 847,760,310 tons, somewhat more
than double the total production during the preceding, decade. At the
close of 1885 the total production amounted, to 1,552,075,478 tons, and the
production during the ten years ended
In 1895 was 1,586,098,041 tons, tho
total production at the close of 1895
amounting to 3,138,174,j 19 short tons.
In the decade ended December 31,
1905, the total production amounted to
2,S32,.02,746 short tons, and the grand
total from Uio beginning of recorded
coal mining In the United-States am-
ounted to 5,970,576,865 short tons. The
average annual production from 1896
to 1905 wns 283,240,275 short tons;
the average production from 100(5 to
1911, inclusive, was 461,499,260 short
tons, showing nn Increase of 178,258,-
985 short tons, or 03 per cent.
"The following are the'papers set.for
Fire Boss Certificates of Competency
under-the Alberta Coal Mines Regulation Act, held in that .province in
September' last.
FIRE BOSS
Candidates must obtain "0 per cent oi
the allotted marks to pass. Trae: One
and a half hours.
•     COAL MINES ACT
1. What-are the qualifications required by the Coal Mines Act before
a person can be allowed to act as
fire boss? 9
2. State fully the provisions of
The Coal Mines Act governing safety
lamps. 12
3. State the conditions under which
it would be necessary to- withdraw
workmen from a mine in order to comply with the Coal Mines Act.     '      10
4. State fully what action you
would take before firing shots in a
mine generating fire-damp. 12
5. What are the provisions of the
Coal Mines Act relating to the care
and  handling  of  explosives? 14
6. State briefly how you would proceed to make a thorough.examination
of a mine as fire boss; stating what
you consider the most essential features to be noted so far as the safe
working of the mine is concerned.   12
7. What are the requirements of
the Coal Mines Act relating to manholes on underground roadways?     11
8!   What are  the requirements of
the Coal Mines Act regarding—
,   (a) a supply of timber?
(b)' appointment   of   stations?     10
*<9.   What are the provisions of'the
Coal Mines Act relating to the inspection of mines, both before and during
work? 10
WHY
woro the FIRST PRIZE and tho GOLD MEDAL
at tho Edmonton Exhibition awarded to
SWIFT'S PREMIUM HAMS, BACON, ETC?
Bocduso they are THE BEST ON THE MAR-
KBT, that's why.
Buy them all the time at
THE 41   MARKET  CO.
8AM QRAHAM, Msnsgsr
PHONE 41
KENNEDV   Jl   MAMCSAW
Lumber for all
Purposes
horo at any tlmo and In any
qunnlty, You cannot swamp
ui with a largo ordor, or give
ur no small a ono that wo will
not attend to It,
THERE ARE BOARDS, DEAM8
JOISTS, SHINGLES, Ete.
tor any kind of building you
may be at work upon. Havo
ua tend you what you want
whon you wft&t It,
O. riot *ncf VAMT, M«_>HIR_.ON AVE,, Off. O. N. CtlPOT.  ftWHlt
As an Indication , 0" Ihe improvement In coul mining mothods tho
statement contained In tho roport on
conl, by E. W, Parker, now being
printed by tlie United .Stales Geological Survey ns nn ndvanco ahnptor
from 'Mineral Resources for 1911," is
of Interest,
Tho number of mnchlncH iihoiI In
mining conl'In 1011 wns 13,810, an In-
cronso of 505 over 1010, Tho loading cofil-producliiK Stnto, Pennsylvania, In'nlno first In the totnl tonnngo
mined by tlio imo of machines nnd In
tho total number of mnchlnoB in use;
but in tjio proportion of mnchlno mined conl to lho totnl output Ohio outranks nil othor suites. In 1011 Pound-
ylvnnln'H production of niiiclilno-mlnoil
conl wim 00, 1:11,82:1 short toiifl, or
■17.70 por oont of tlio total. Ohlo'n
production of ninchluo-mlnod conl wiih
20,55(1,(1:10 Bhort toiiH, or 8fU.. por cent
of tho total. OI1I0 Is third In tlio production of ninclilno-mlnod conl, though
mulling fourth In total production.
\YoBt Vlrgliiln, tlio Hocond Stnto In ronl
production, Is nlno second in tlio output of mncliliio-mlncd conl, which in
1011 • wnn 20,121,480 flliort torn., nr
48,07 por cont of tho total. IIIIiioIh
In fourth In qunntlty of inachlno-nilned
conl with 23,00,1,807 flliort loan.
Although  tho totnl  production of
,.,»......,,..„_  lljul in   tiiu  luilUM  ftl/itun
rtocTfnnprt from 117,111,1)2 <,__>(... iimti
ln 1010 to inn.7ft7.10J Hhorl tons In
1011, tho qunntlty of conl undor-cut or
otherwise mined hy the ubo of machines Incronnodfrom 171.0l2,20!_" nlinrt
IntW'     */*      I"*■*_*•_   fi".'      * '•'•
.entngo of machine-mined tonnngo to
tlm totnl output Jiierrnaod from 71.71
In 1010 to 43,80 In 1011.
Tlio progroBB made In recent years
In tho mibgtltutloii of mcclmnlcnl for
hand methods In mining liltiimlnmiH
conl hns been one of tho iiiohI Interesting devclopmentB In tho hlHiorv or t\v
Industry, II ha» been aln4.il by Hiohp
who «ro familiar wlth'hltumltioiiR conl
mining in tho Unltod StntOH th.it the
mlnoa at prciont developed nre capable of producing, with a plentiful «tip-
MINERS'   DOUBLE
POCKE'
broken
A new revolt haa broken out in the
South Wales conl mining industry,
This tlmo, howovo", it Ih not tho mtu-
era who nre up In arms, but tho m!n-
ivh' wives, Their revolt Ib ngnlnsl
tlio payment of wiihch weekly, n now
condition, or things in South Wales
resulting from tho Mlnoa Act. Tho
womon complain thnt tholr liuHbands,
who, undor tho old pay nrrnngomont,
used to deduct the snmo amount once
n fortnight, now doduot tho snmo amount onco 11 wonk, Hum appreciably
reducing Iho IioiihowIvoh' roRourooH,
Thoro Ih a deep-son tod spirit of difl'
content among tlio wives, nnd It Is
seriously proposed that au appeal
should bo mndo to tho (lovornmont
to dnloto tlio weekly pay nlaiiHo from
tho Act,
Colliery Unreit at Doncastor
NotlcoH to cense woik In foiirloen
dnys were on Mandny tondorod by surfacemen of tho Tlniitloy Colliery,' Don-
castor, tho iiien'H domanda for hotter
conditions or labor having been re-
fiiHod, Tho surfacemen uro fow In
number, but without thorn the pit can-
noi work, am) If they strll.e, noarly
:i,000 collleni will bo thrown Idle.
VENTILATION  AND  SAFETY
LAMPS'
Candidates must obtain 60 per cent
of the allotted marks to pass. Time:
Two hours."
1. .What Is meant by splitting.the
air current in a mine, and what effect
has it upon the total volume of air In
circulation? ' 8
,2, A volume of 22,000 cubic feet of
air per minute is passing along an
airway 6 feet high by 8 feet wide;
what is the velocity of the air in feet
per' minute? "■ .7
3, Describe fully the anemometer
and thermometer, and say for what
pjirp_oseir_.eachi«is__used^in___,connection
with mine ventilation.      _ |  10
4.' Describe with sketch, some
form of safety- lamp which you consider most suitable for the use of miners. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages ' of having safety lamps
fitted with,-internal,.ignltors. 12
5, What causes are likely to lead
to explosions in mines, and state fully
what predautlons you would take to
prevent them? • 8
6. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of having open lights in
mines, and say what dangers are like-
Ij/.to arise from their use. 0
7,, In n mine with an output of
1,200 tons per day, the average daily
output per man is SVj tons; what. Is
the minimum quantity of air per mlnuto you would hnvo circulating
around tho mlno? 8
8. \Vhat Is meant by "Natural Ventilation?" Explain fully tho prlnclplo
of natural ventilation and stato its advantages and disadvantages nn compared, with artificial vontilntlon.      10
0. Explain tho difference botweon
tho forcing fan and exhausting fnn
systom of vontilntlon ,nnd stato under
what clrcumstnnces you would adopt
ono In proforaiino to tho other, ,      0
10, Describe fully the construction
of a regulator, and say for what pur-
posn It is used, 10
11. Explain fully how you would
donr out an accumulation In n narrow
head 111 g. of-—
(a) flro-dnmp:
• (b) black-damp, 0
GASES AND SHOT-FIRING     '
Candidates must obtain 50 per cent of
the allotted marks to pass,'     Time:
One1 and a, half hours."
1. What are. the chief noxious gases met with in coal mines? ln what
percentage is each dangerous to human life, and how would you test for
the presence bf each in a mine?      13
2. Describe briefly two methods of
firing shots. Give the advantages
nnd disadvantages of each. 8
3. What are the circumstances that
may cause a blown-out shot? State
the dangers that may occur from
blown-out shots and what precautions
you would take to prevent this.     10
4. Under what circumstances do'
you consider a high explosive to bo
preferable to ordinary black powder
for blasting? %
5. Under what conditions may coal
dust become a dangerous agent in
coal mines? ]0
0.   Discuss fully the effect of various percentages of gas on the flame
of an ordinary  safety lamp,  stating
he best methods you know of testing
'or gas. 9
7. Explain' under what circumstances may you have an explosion in
a mine where the flame of the safety
lamp does not show any indications of
'lie presence of fire-damp?      ,        9
8, What is meant by "Diffusion of
Gases" and what,effect does this have
on the ventilation of a mine? 9
2. Explain fully from what sources
CH_ is generated in mines in the lignite field, and w^at steps you would
cae to prevent an accumulation of
this gas.  ' 7
10. Describe some form of electric
battery for shot-firing and discuss its
advantages  and disadvantages. '     8
11.. Following a low barometer at a
mine in course of development, gas
exuded to such a nextent as to fill the
working places out to the main intake.
To what'eauses would you attribute
such an occurrence, and what steps
would you take to restore adequate
ventilation in the mine? 11
9. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of firing shots In the Lignite field by means of squibs and fuse
respectively. 7
10. If a seam of coal dips' to the
south and a down-throw fault is met
in driving an east level, in which direction should the road be turned1"'to
again reach the coal?  - 6
11. Describe with sketches some
method of timbering a working place
on a 14 feet seam.which Is pitching at
.an inclination of 40 degrees. 6
12. Sketch and describe with di-.
mensions a ventilation door which you
would erect on the main haulage road
of a flat seam, .   9
Next week we will publish list of
questions set before candidates for
second class certificates.
THE SMOKE-AND
FUME   NUISANCE
Something   About    the   Causes—the
Cottrell  Process as a  Remedy
PRACTICAL WORK
Candidates must obtain 50 per cent
of the allotted marks to pass. Time:
Two and a half hours.
. 1'. What precautions would you take
to overcome the dangers to be apprehended as far as safety to workmen
,is_concerned,-in-working-a-eoal-3eam-
with a very strong roof in longwall,
and stoop and room workings, respectively? 9
' 2 What arrangements would you
make on underground roads where tho
haulage is done by means of horses, to
insure the safety of drivers and all
persons employed in the mine? 7
3. Describe the principle and action
of the Fleuss Mine Rescue Apparatus,
and stato what experlenco you havo
had with it. 12
4. Describe with sketches two m«-
thods of extracting pillars on a seam
12 feet thick and pitching at an angle
of 38 degrees, with a fairly good roof.
Sny which method you profer and give
reasons for your preference, 10
5. Describe fully tho method of boring nnd,tho tools .required, when np-
pronchlug old worklngB likely to contain largo accumulations of water and
gns.     i; 8
0. Describe with sketches how you
would work a flat soam or coal 4 feet
3 Inches thick with soft roof and
pavement. 11
7. Sketch and clcmcribo tho various
systems of timbering a main rond with
which you aro acquainted, and briefly
explain tho circumstances suitable to'
each, 7
8. A number of underground fires
hnvo occurred within recent, yonrs In
mines In Uio Lolhhrldgu district. Pes-
crlbn fully how In your opinion these
tiros may bo ciiunod anil what procau-
tions you would tnko to prevent thoni.
During recent years much public
attention has been given to nuisances
arising from Improperly burned fuels,
fumes from smelter plants, acid works
and pulp mills, dust from cement
works, and other plants which give
off obnoxious and destructive fumes '
and solids.
Smoke Nuisance in Cities
In many cities, anti-smoke laws haye
been passed for the purpose of abating this nuisance.
Dense black smoke from power and
other plants is due to the improper
and partial burning of the fuel. The
only efficient manner in which this
may be overcome is to use boilers adapted to the class of fuel on hand and
firing them in such' a manner as to
obtain almost perfect combustion.
The  use  of briquettes also  tends
to lessen the'smoke nuisance.
Fumes and Dust a Nuisance
The question of dust and fume condensation is a more difficult one to
deal with. The effects of allowing
fumes to be freely expelled into the
air is most destructive. In the case"
of smelter fumes, the forestry and
agricultural interests are generally
damaged.,-
Among, the different methods used
for collecting the fumes and solids
may be mentioned the different filter
methods and electrical fume precipitation, o
. The Cottrell Process Described
The Cottrell process of electrical'
fume precipitation Is of, considerable
interest on account of its wide range
of application and because of the fact
that the net profits-resulting'from '
these patents are to be used for scientific research. The following is' a
brief description of the principle' in-"
, bcottiih Miners' Wages
]„ .):i.,i. !.<._.. \.i)i\{ Hunter, mmtiui
chairman of lho Scottish Coal Trade
-Vmclllntlon Hoard, nut i\ claim by tin*
members for n twcnty-flvu per cunt
ndvnnro nn the 1.8RR linnls—-o.jua] to
.     |,\,   tiu.i,     it,,   a 11 um in n   IJ'j   |ii'i'
cent. A dKfnronFo then nroao ns to
whothor all miners woro ontltlod to
tlio Incroaso, Irrospoctlvn of Inn _ .ifon
gmnlod under tho Minimum Wn_.ii
At I. A counter claim was tattled
by tho ronl mnstfrs—f.in_, In vlow nt
falling prk'OH, Increased co. t of production, oir„ wturon ohrmld now If _■<■•
duccd by 12.& por cont. TIiIh claim
was resisted on behalf of thn <ni-
ployoos at a meeting of tho Hoard,
and tho coal ownejs ultimately nwr-'oil
to withdraw thf. application.
A Pure Cream of Tartar Powder
Dr. Wm. Sedgwick Saunders, Medical Officer
of Health of the city of London, Enj?., wan
good enough to say thnt ft long nnd universal experience hns proved n cream of tartar
powder the most efficient, safe and ccon.
omical, making food wbich could not bu
deleterious to the most delicate stomach.
In England the tale of baking powder
containing alum is abtolutely prohibited
WHEN BUYING I. A KING POWDER, READ Tl#:
volvemn~tlfIs processT-       7
The precipitation of .suspended matter in gases or liquids may be accelerated by either alternating or ..direct
current. The former acts by'agglom- ;
erating the suspended particles so
that, constituting larger bodies, they,
settle by gravity more rapidly.' -" In
other words,' the electrically charged
small particles take positive and negative signs and these attract each
other to form larger bodies which set-
tlo more rapidly by reason of their
weight. ' Tliis principle has been
used for settling fog by sending powerful Hertzian waves Into foggy air and
also for separating emulsified water
from crude potroloum,
For. the voluminous and rapidly moving gases of smelters tills agglomerating process Is too slow and direct current of high potential is used. If a
noodlo-polnt, connected to 0:10 side of
the direct curront line, bo brought
opposite lo n plate connected to tho
othor side of the lino, tho space botweon, and any Insulated body contained In It bocomo highly charged with
electricity of the same sign ns tho
noodlo, whothor positive or negative;
and such body, If froo to movo will bo
utlrueloil lo tho plutu of opposlto sign.
Suspended particles of fuino may tliuu
bo precipitated, not slowly by gravity,
but Instantly, by electricity upon
elect rodos.
ThiR process lias boon usod buccohr-
full for precipitating sulphuric acid
vapor from powder works, nnd lead
nud silver refiiiOrles, solid dust nnd
I'uiiuih with HUlphurlo acid from smelters, und dust from cement plants,
and lor mail) utlini' purposes,
The amount of electrical • energy
used Is comparatively Insignificant
nnd depends not on iho amount of
matter to bo prrrlpltnti.d, but on the
volume of lho gniieH 10 ho treated,--
.('oiiHorvnllon,
DELICATE LEGS
The other wn-k the editor of a labor paper In' Spain was sentenced to
elulil years' Imprltinntnctit for ln.ull-
Ing tin- KIiik's Ii'kh. The KIhk Iiiih
leKH, like most oilier Spaniards, but
unfortunately they nro what would ho
called in' .nimbler pernnns spindle-
shanks—they are ricitinly skinny.
Ilowver, the application of such vul-
l">r   tl'l-llin'lo   t*r\<"il   ,..,,t, ... I,  .  1
IhHmiipk   trenwon   In   \\y\i   on\\"hiof\<fi\
I country, and because the editor published a cartoon iu whleh the KIiik'h
I le»;n \wi<) shown mm they uclunly are,
j he was awarded eluht year, in a dun-
1 eenti.      1,etf_ nre  It .ipem-:   -i iii.u,.,»,.
Mihjort   ulth   tlio   Spaniards.      Onco
upon ut  time a' benighted hut well-
wIhIiIiik peimiiii sent >\ Spanish Queen
n pair of very flue Milk slocluigH, Tliey
weie. promptly returned by tho I'rlmo
Minister, who enmbliigly wroto: ,,
<l»«ii_h  an-  nut  oniinary  person-
nui'H,     Queens, sir, have tin lens,"
iial kniKH have iovn It wems, as
lh,* enterprlslnn Jouninll.it hits found
rvt  to hi* c-ot-i.- -Moitrfl-iml  Worker.
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PAGE FOUR
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNEE, B. C. NQVEMBER 9yl912.
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Published every Saturday morning at its office,
Pellat Avenue, Fernie, B. C. Subscription $1.00
per, year'in advance. An excellent advertising
Medium. Largest circulation in the District Ad-
rertising rates on application. Up-to-date facilities
for the execution of all kinds of book, job and
color work. Mail orders receive special attention.
Address all communications to The District Ledger,
H. P. NERWICH, Editor.
Telephone No. 48.    .        Post Office Box No. 380
THE C. P. R. STRIKE
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THAT the field of labor, whether it be manual
or menial! is beginning to realize that unily
is strength, is becoming more apparent, as time'progresses. Not so many years ago tbe clerk would
bave considered it beneath his dignity to organize
and demand boiler remuneration and short er hours.
He would rather luivo continued in tlie even tenor
of his way, worked long hours i'or a mere pittance,
than have given the unionizing oil liis calling a
thought, lie would rather have lived in the shadow of "respectability," than the substance of a
decent living wage—or as be would say, salary.
Today much of tbis has changed.. The'increased
cost of living, which lowers high above his meagre
increase in wages from time to time, bas been the
motive power which has driven him to think, and
thinking he has come lo the inevitable conclusion
that 'Unity is'strength," and that so long as he
has to go to his master hat in hand with an application for a raise in his wages, so long will he have
to be at bis mercy and subject to his whims and
fancies. As an outcome the clerks, are now forming unions of their own. This movement is but
of recent birth, five or six years ago little of it being known or heard of. 13y degrees it has taken
7'stronghold, the most difficult branches being, in
face of the determined and resolute opposition,
those employed by trusts and corporation's., .In this
connection the' C.P.R. has been none too generous
towards this class of employee." The operators,
conductors,'' switchmen generally'manage without,
taking extreme measures, to cajole better conditions from the company. "Why? Simply because the. unions of these railroad workers are
powerful and formidable, and Sir Thomas Shaug-
nessev and the other heads,, of the railroad know
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that a strike of any of these branches would .cripple
'tli^l_ifirT7niTu.lnronr:st^
everything. The Canadian.Brotherhood of Railroad Employees is, however, to their mind "a
horse of another color." Being a younger organization their masters-little dreamed that they would
put their threat into effect, and if they did it was
not conceivable to them that the much despised
clerk would have the pluck to take chances on his
job, Since the inception of the organization,
which dates back only from October, 1909, the head
of the C. P. R. have always stubbornly refused
them recognition and continued to dole out to their
clerks the barely existing Vage. In Montreal the
clerk starts on $35.00 to $40.00 a month with an increase of about $5.00 per every year or two until
the grand sum of $55 is reached, at which figure
he may remain for many years until he gets a
chief clerkship or is promoted in some other way
or to another department. Here, in the west, it
is t-lightly better, The freight clerks and hnndlers
in Fernie were receiving $00.00 and $65.00 a month,
nnd in less important stations $50.00 nnd $55.00.
"NVliat 11 munificent "Salary"! Tlio working hours
nro unlimited, it "all depends on the rush. As for
overtime, "such impudence is unheard of," Those
men are out for better conditions nnd none can
Hiiy they do nol; deserve it. That the blame for
Ihis strike ennnot be attached lo thc men themselves must be admitted on all sides.     Evory effort
was tried" by the president and officers' of,, the. organization to avoid it, but their conciliatory, methods have been of no avail. The Minister of La-
bor:- no„doubt backed by Sir Thos. Shaugnessey,
has persistently refused to appoint a Boajrd bf Con.
.filiation and any suffering to the men and incon-;
venience to the public, must be laid at his door.
It-is gratifying to note that the men are standing
so steadfast and much .encouragement has. been
given them by the general public. The Boards of
Trade, practically' throughout, the country, have
passed resolutions demanding from the'Minister of
Labor that a Conciliation Board be appointed, and
in many, other ways have shown their sympathy
with the men. The teamsters of Fernie are signally helping by refusing.to handle freight from^or
to the C. P. "R. sheds, and if this were followed
throughout the country the strike would be of but
short duration. As it is the conductors switchmen
and other unions have promised support, and this,
together with the statement of the President of the
Brotherhood that there is enough funds in thc treasury to keep the pot boiling for six months, should
make the C. P. R. bends think twice before deciding to continue tho struggle, notwithstanding their
energetic efforts to fill the vacancies with scabs.   .
THE UNITED STATES ELECTIONS
U
NT1L full results of the elections in tho, States
are to hand it is difficult to judge what headway Socialism has made in that country during the
past four years. ■ Whilst the total votes is given in
the daily press for the, old parties, the Socialist
candidates received but scant'attention. From the
meagre information it can however, be gleaned that
Debs polled a heavy vote. This much can .also be
gathered from Taft's post election remarks when
he stated:
'The vote for Roosevelt, the 'third party'candidate and for Mr. Debs, the Socialist candidate' is
a warning that their propaganda in favor of fundamental changes in our constitutional representative
government has formidable support."   "'     ■        ,,
It is worthy of note that in any part .of 'the
country where the Socialists were strong the old
parties forgot their differences and joined'forces to
defeat our candidate. These tactics were adopted
in Milwaukee with success, Victor Berger being defeated for Congress, and in like manner the Socialist candidate was defeated in Schenectady. "Wilson's election will not effect the issue in the slightest degree so- far as the, working man ' is
concerned. ■ ''The poor ye -shall shall always
have with you" under his regime to the same extent as under Taft or Roosevelt and wages ,will not
be higher either. ' Wilson is a free trader, but as
has beeji pointed out in these columns,"neither this
nor protection can solve our problem. In the' meantime the Socialists will continue to propagate, edu-
cate and agitate until, like drops of water on'a. rock,
Opening of ithe Church
y   of thexHoly Family
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HANDSOME NEW ROMAN CATHOLIC - '..'.[. ■  \.
CHURCH WILL BE BLESSED SUNDAY
it will make an impression upon tlie thickest of
skulls. - -      y      '
The, number of people who attended the picture
shows last Sunday evening, which we would judge
to be about 1,000, should be taken by our City Fathers as a direct protest against their recent action in
instructing the Chief of Police to see that they keep
closed on that day. If the wishes of the citizens'
count for anything, thon, in face of this protest,
the motion in question should be rescinded without delay.       , '     -
In a recent issue of the Industrial Worker, in
reply to' a certain article of ours in, which wo refuted some statements made therein in connection
with tlie strike in. West Virginia, it takes the op-
porturiity of making a false, malicious and slanderous attack on tho Lodger. • Sometime Inst year a
short nole, about,a quarter of a column, crept into
tho Ledger, and inadvertently credit to the industrial Worker was omitted for same. The fact, that
something was clipped from tliat pnpor ,by a eon-
temporary wns evidently so unusual that the editor
of the Workor could riot resist the temptation of
blowing himself out'and drawing tho Attention of
his readoi'B to this important fact. Tliis was thc
only occasion, to our- knowledge, that anything
wns tnkon from that paper. Iii nil otlior respects
tlm attack on this paper is without foundation.
On Sunday morning at 10.30 the
Very Rev. P. J. Althoff (.Vicar'General'
of the Diocese) assisted by tlie Very
Rev. F. J;'Welch,.- of Holy Rosary
Church, Vancouver (Provincial, of
O.M.I.), several of the clergy from-surrounding towns, and Rev. A. Michels,
resident parish priest, will bless-and
open the handsome new Catholic
Church on Holland Avenue. 7
The building of this edifice' was
started June, 19il, during the'strike,
and many of tlie parishioners who
were idle on account of the labor trouble, volunteered .their services, each
man giving some two days, while those
who were unable to"give their services
subscribed an equivalent, or obtained
a substitute. ,By tliis means alone
some $000 or $700 were saved.
The fact'that the church was started at a timo when business and business men were experiencing the effects-consequent upon the stoppage
of the mines, speaks volumes for the
courage and .resoluteness of .the Rev.
Father Michels, who has spared neither time nor energy to secure the completion of not only' the finest church
in Fernie, but probably ' the finest
public building.
' The task of the Rev., 'Michels has
been anything but an easy one, for so
far some $30,000 has been' spent', on
the building alone., Of tills sum about
one-third has been collected in, donations and subscriptions, while about
two-thirds .still remains to be met.
Mr. Robert Kerr, .assisted by _tbe
pastor, designed, the church and superintended the building, practically
all work being'done by the day. The
design is pure' Romanesque, and the
brickwork, for . which Sand Point,
Idaho^brick was used, is without comparison in this city.
" A fine entrance poarch is guarded
by a pair of veneer oak panelled doors,
aiid on passing into the edifice itself
one is immediately impressed with the
grandness of the elliptical roof. ' The
designer has let nothing interfere with
preserving the purity of the architecture and the result has been the production of, an' interior both magnificent and pleasing. . The maple floor,
Gained and varnished, makes; a 'slrik-
i._.. -contrast with the,stained ash pews
(made by 'the Valley . City Sent'i-.g
Co., of Dundas.Ont.) and white walls
and-roof.yTnree~_taineci~*'glass
NANAIMO MINERS
TO TERMINATE AGREEMENT
WITH DOCTORS
Employees of Western Fuel Co. Give
Notice to Physicians to Termlnato
Agreement
NANAIMO, Nov. <1.—Six montliH
from dnto tho (iKroomont between Iho
employees of llio Wontoni Fuel coro-
piiny nnd Hrs, O'llrlen mul ltii.li.uii
will ho tininlnnloil, this net Ion holni.
decided upon hy 11 pithead voto of
tlm men this week.
Under tlio existing coiulltloriH nil
employees of tlio compnny pny $1 n
mouth to 11 rntul, ii," cents of which
noon to tho nrrtilont fund nnd 7fi contH
to tho doctors. In return for which
tho men I'l'iX'Ivo frco nioillcn) intention
for thnniBclvoH nnd fiiinllli-H.
A,,, numbor of tlio men consider 7fi
LETHBRIDGE LABOR UNION
NAME8 CANDIDATE
At n meeting of tho LotlihrldRo Labor Mon's Union on' Mondny night a
motion wiir unanimously pnssod to
nominato W. J. MoCnmbly, n locomo-
t'vo onulnoor nt tho comlnn municipal
oloaloiiH iih a labor cnndldnto for alderman.
$12,735 IN SOCIALIST
NATIONAL WAR FUND
WASHINGTON.  Nov.  -|,—Tho  Nil-
tlonnl Commlttoo of thc Hoolnllst
purty Iuih collected for lho prosont
oainpnlKii %Vi,miM, nceordhiff to a
Htnlomont fllnd todny with tho Clork
of lho Uouho of IloprosontntlvcH hy
Ti'-niHiiror O, V, nnuiHtottoiy of Chi-
CIIK'O.
Uo plncod tlio contributions nt $1 _,.
•.OIIlH |KI'  IliUll.ll  _'XC:i'HHIV«, Ullli, ftro Of | <»''».'H'i   IflO   Ti!Ul   Ol   tllG   1'OCOlptH   ll-llltf
iiUflv i.p |iii(i.ip,fji) (rum (.a. biifo, 01
BLAIRMORE LADY MEET8
WITH ACCIDENT
Was Toying With Revolver When It
Accidentally Went Off
W.A1UMOI.1., Nov. 4.—Whllo toylim
with a revolver Sunday Miss Prayer,
dnuBiiter oi a woll known locnl con-
tractor rocolvod a bullot In tho Bhould-
or ns tho rosult of nn ncoltlonlnl din-
charno. Forlunatoly tho nilHBlln on-
loi'od nnd liursiioil a courso which
Btruol. nothing vital, and beyond nursing n soro sliouldor lor n Tow woo.™
nothing moro serloiiB will lllcnly rosult. It wns a most fortunuto thing
thnt thn' bullot ontovod tho Bhoiildor
nnd not lho hend,
MY8TERY SURROUNDS       ™ —•
MINER'8 DISAPPEARANCE
tilt. 0,'h.lLi, U,i.) t.,ui oi.iKft; ,1 i(uctor
nt 11 much !*•<.« flj-iiiv. One clnuso
In tho -if.r-xi.Twn_ «tiitrs nithor pnrty
d«ii.lroun of bronl.lng the siune miiHt
glvo tho other pnrty »lx months' no-
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cliwuo, yesterday's voto wnH tnlcon.
Ab Btutnd nbovo, 11 mnjorlty of the
bnllota cn«t woro In favor of n ter-
mlnntlon of tho existing agreement,
and accordingly six months from dine
new nrrnw__.nwinti. will io m/nln with
tlio prenont (loctorB or othor doctors
tomroA.
Cnll lodny nnd solnct your Greeting
Cards for fhrlstmnp, Yon will llko
our samples.     Leaser Office,
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lltci-itui.! und aBseiisriientB for/ttiii-
piilgii speaker*.
Tho expenditures In tho ciiiiipnlgn
bo fnr worn roportod at $2!),OI8,!28.
COAL CREEK MINE8
8TILL WORKING  STEADY
The output of coal for lho month of
October was 7 _,3.fi tons. This const lliites n record,
The mon lost 02 tons in cwt. of conl
Hironirh tho eonfttrntlon procens,
'vlilcli according to prevailing ron-
trn^t rates amounts In hard cash to
fVt.o:.. Tills monoy goes to tho Dock-
no Fund.
NI'.l..$ON, 11. U„ Nov a—A myBtory
which hns so fnr been" Impenetrable
BiirroundB tho dlsnppcaiiinco of John
Colllson of Sllvorton a miner usually
known ns "Ilyloy." Thnt ho hns com-
mined Biilcido hy Jumping Into Slocan
Inko which Ir so (loop thnt bodies sal.
dom rtso to tho snrfaco, Is tho most
common supposition hut nppnrontly
thoro Is nothing In llio nnturo of posi-
tlvo ovldonco to support this thoory,
Colllson wnn Inot neon on Friday
nvonlng, On Sundny n closo porsonnl
fi'Icnd rvlui'tilng to hln rfcHlduiicu .oiii.<)
on tlio window tho missing mnn's bank
book nnd a not* which road In effect,
"I lonv« my bank book nnd all my por.
focts to Wllllnm Grady."
windows light the sanctuary, end, the centre one, * "The Holy Family,'-' being
donated by the Knights of Columbus.
Cranbrook, B.C.; on right, "The Good
Shepherd," donated.by Mary Eschwig;
on the left, "From the Last Supper,"
given by the young 'i.eo_>le__of tho
parish. The high altar and aitar rails
are of > imitation marble, beautifully
embellished with gold filagree, while
the design of same is in perfect harmony with the architecture and coloring of the building. These were donated by the ladics'of tho Altar Society. Th© side altar ls the gift of
the Slovak Catholic Society, the design
following same lines   as   high altar.
Ranging down each side of the
church aresomosix stained glass, windows, donars of .which are ns fo
dows, the donars and subscribers of
theso nro as follows: "Our Lady
of CoBtochau," presented hy the
Polish .Catholics; "Tho Guardian Angel," proaontod liy' Sunday School
Children; "St. Patrick,".proBontod by
P. J, Hughes1 Fnmlly; '"St. Nicholas
of Myra," presented by Russian Catholics; "St. Ann,' donntod by Ladles of
Parish; "Our Lord Presenting Keys
to St. Peter," Thomson .nnd Morrison;
'Intercession for Souls In Purgatory,'
presented by John Podblolanclk. Tho
church is lighted hy four very hand.
Bomo solid brass clinndcllors, Biispond-
od hy brnss chains from contro of roof,
whllo additional light Ib. provided by
sldo fixtures. Messrs, Qunln (of
Cranbrook) hnd clmrgo of tho lighting.
At tlio ontrnwo ond of tho ohuroh
11 gnllory hnB boon provided, tho contro of which will bo oocuplod by choir,
Powb bolng plncod .right nnd loft for
congrogntlon, A vory flno double
iniiniial and podnl orgnn (from tho
firm of Aloys Moyor, Fuldn, Qormnny).
hns boon iiiBlnllod..
Tlio church Ib 'hontod_ throughout
hy Blenm, nnd ovon horo tho doBlgnorfl
linvo hoon onroful to hoop, ovory thing
In hnrmoiry hy nncurlng tlio mont np-
prorrlnto design of radiator. Mr. II
CarllHlo lind.contract for sntno,
V."hllo much remains to ho dono out-
fiido to finish tho building, both tin
pastor und congrogntlon fool suro that,
ns thoy hnvo succoodod so far, tho fu-
turo of tho church Ir assured,
A word of history horo might not
bo out of place, nnd wo tako tho foi-
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1010'
"As noon nn tlio Crow's NobI lino
of tho Cnnadlnn Pnolflo Railway was
open to traffic, (lie Fathers of Bt. Bu-
gene Mission visited the few Catholics
that were working at the' mines. .' In
the summer of 1896, they numbered"
aibout two hundred, and it was decided Ho build them a place of worship.
Rev.' Father John Welch, then a. visitor with the Fathers at the St. Eugene
Mission, accepted charge of-the work,
which at the cost'of many efforts he
led to rapid completion.
. "In Father Welch's1 own words: I
first went'over or through the Crow's
Nest' Pass in January find , February,
18&C, during the construction o'f the
raJway. I visited and said m^ss aud
preached and heard confessions in
is parly every camp from' Kootenay
Landing to Crow's Nest-Lake during
the course of that year. - My.different
trips were attended with many dis-
comforts and even, hardships, but I
enjoyed the life. It was lull of poetry,
not to say romance', and the genuine
kindness I everywhere met with, both
from the contractors and their employes, compensated for much. A
large proportion of the men were Catholics, and not a few of the contractors.
"At the mill neaivCoal Creek I first
met Mr. Alexander McDougall, >ho is
still a resident, of the .district,' and I
oelieve one of your most prominent
parishioners.' ,
, "Distinctly do I remember" striking
Coal Creek,, now called Fernie. It
was,a cold winter's evening, and the
two long i-qws of 'cabins which constituted the town were half buried in
snow. • I spent the night with Mr. K.
who had a,contract for about three
miles of the new roadbed. We chatted and smoked up to a late hour before deciding to get under the blan-
kets. . .   '
"It (was in the Fall of that year,
1896,' that we began the church which
perished in the big fire'last year ,.Qn
account of the severity of the winter,
however, we" were compelled to suspend; building operations' for a while,
and the church was not, completed until-' June in the following year. A-
little before its completion a number
of excellent families' came to 'Fernie
t'l om Cape Breton. --' This'/greatly delighted; me find was the couse why. I
dedicated the "church . to the Holy
Family.
"The -Fathers at Fernie liave had",to
to pass throuR_.__.a.lI____t__e hardships,
which the establishment of -a new
place always brings along. For years
■they had to accommodate themselves
with altogether-too, narrow'lodgings
at tho back of the church. This condition of, things lasted until the spring
of .1907, when they moved into more
comfortable quarters, a spacious and
in every respect modern residence provided by the devotedness of tho parish. It is ono of the rare buildings
spared by .the flames of 1908.V -   , "
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FERNIE'to TORONTO and Return _V..7..777V... _. 717... ,,,.$67.15*
FERNIE tb MONTREAL and  Return .......;......,.... .$72.15
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Tickets on Sale December 1st to 31st, inclusive. ..Good to return
within three months.   LIBERAL EXTENSION --PRIVILEGES.
Tickets Issued in connection with Trans-Atlantic trips on sale Nov,
7th to Dec. 31st inclusive; and limited to five months from date of
issue,- with privileges of extension. . „'     " ■]      J ->'.   7
TICKETS VIA ALL TRANS-ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP LINES
" For full information, rail and steamship tickets, apply to
R. READING, Agent, Fernie,,B.C.; or write Jo R.'G. McNELLIE,
"District Passenger Agent, Calgary, Alta:     -.       •" ; -..   ''
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WILSON ELECTED
.Continued from Page 1)"
districts 0 they ran third, with the
democrats first and tho republicans
second. Debs' received 3,-ioG votes in
tho-county, and Russel 4.2G7; Mayor
Lunn, candidate for congress, received,4,894 votes hvthe city or 1,641 less
than when he ran for mayor a year
ago. Assemblyman Merrll, the only
Socialist in the-New York legislature
was beaten by over 1000 votes, by
Arthur P. Squire, democrat. '
Big Plurality for Wilson
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 6.—
Complete returns .from every town in
■this state show Governor Wilson's plurality ' in yesterday s election- to be'
6,343. The Socialist vote shows a gam
of 3,374 over 1908, while the Prohibition vote discloses a loss-of nearly
400. : ■- '
MOKTQAGI.   SAI_I_
WINDFALL FOR M. P.'S
Scottish   Lady's   Bequests ,to   Messrs.
Redmond and  Keir Hardie
Mr. John and. Mr. William Redmond
and Mr, Keir Hardie will benefit under the will of an elderly. Scotch lady,
who left estate "of tlie value of £7,604.
. The will is a somewhat curious and
vague one. ■ There are no political
trusts attaching fo the bequest, and
except for the'pay ment of fjebts and
funeral expenses aiid the engraving
of.a tombstone.,inscription, the whole
of the money goes to -the three M.P.'s
named. ..'-,'
PHONE GIRLS MAY AID
".">:    LINEMEN IN STRIKE
. L'nfler and by vlrture of the powflrsT
conUiinod ln a certain Mortgage, which
w'.ii- ho produced at the timo of sale,
these ' -will be offered by salo
bv,public auction on Monday, the 16th
day of December, 1912, at the hour of *■
11 o'clock ln tho forenoon, at the office
of Grafton and Bennett, • Cox' Street,
Fowlo, B.C., bv J. .W. IJennott. auctioneer, tho following proporty, namely:—   „ , ,    .
"Lot Number 2 In '.Block Numbor 8,
Fornlo, according to a.map or plan.deposited ln the Land Registry Office in
the City of Nelson, and numbered 734.
Terms: JO"per cent  of the  purchaso
money to be paid down at the time of
sale; balance to bo paid within 30 days.'
For   further  particulars   and   conditions of sale apply to,
Messrs LAW13.'& FIS1IKK,
Imperial Bank -Buildings,
Fernie,, B. C.
Dated this 7th day of November, 1812.
,MOHTGAGK   SALE
f nfler and by vlrture of thc powers
contained In a certain Mortgage, which
will be ^produced at the tlmo of salo, '
thei'c will'1 be- offered, by sale
b\- rtibllc auction on Monday, tho 16th
day of December, 1012, at tho hour'of
3 o'clock ln tho afternoon, at the office,
of Grafton and Bennett, -Cox Stroet,
Fernie, B.C., by ,T. W. Bennett,' auctioneer, the. following property, namely:— ■- . . ,■-•■■>,,
Lot Number 7, in Block Numb.r,'l2fi.
Fernie Annex -Extension, plan 002.
Terms: 10 por cent, of the purchase
money to be priid down at the time of-
sale; balance to be paid within 30'days.,
For fuvther. particulars.-and condi-.
tions of salo apply Jo
Messrs JUAWE  &  FISHER, .
Imperial   Bank  Building.
•     ,    -' ' Fernie, - B.' C.
Dated this 7th day of November; 1912.
REGINA, Nov. 5—All the linemen
employed by the provincial telephone
dc.partmfent._in. Saskatchewan will go
.COST OF; A RICH MAN
, At the- smallest average, for the
making of a single rich man wo mako
a thousand whose life long is ono flood
of misery. .The charnel houses of
poverty are ln the'shadow of the palace, and,as one is splendid, so Is tho
other dark, pplsonouB,,degraded. How
can a man grow rich oxcopt in tho
spoils of others' labor? I-IIs boasted
prudOnce and economy, what is lt but
tho most skilful availing himself of
their necessities, niost resolutely
closing up his honrt against their cries
to him for help,—Froude,
IHUHL,    iu.li    UUUA,
$100 Reward, $100
tint i-lnw-o linn linen ablo tit vura In nil lu
I.if.-.U«W"'._ _"r _ '".'* hl,own to dm lima-
m_InK,,!«_ £..   Mm]* ,,.ln?, » .WMMlntlMiM
.._.lTvJ£?_...r... "     t'OK'tltuI fllWl     tfMtltl-.lt.
Itill'i Cutirrh I'lire l» lalien Intorinllr. •rllni
illr-cllr upon tl.,. |,| „„( Aa V- ' ™     -1 '
tlir »_f«ti;_ii.  tht-r.l.y il.-ntroylni
1* lillllitlnd mi   ln> ...n-tiniMfln nnd ««»l»tlno nn-
in       ll.llltrt       Iiu       ......... am ._   _         . _ . n.        	
lijirii li^ iMnd ir. wirn'
ni muih Wit. ■-- »-■■-- ?»'J^'ft". W-
fill,
jwdn-u r. ] nn:\i.v & cn„ iwdo, o,
Haiti by lilt llr.iy'.n, ine
Tik« Ihll'i rimiljr ]><\\, for COUtlpntloo.
«J_.'ii.,.!lt!"i"i. r."r,,«'rn P"*'*" ttitt (tins'
P«n«..5,n,'u-ti,i,,l,r* f"r W «w that ft
out on^a strike, today. - Suchwas the
deU'imination arrived at-yesterday ac
a iwetirig... ,•    ' .
The men'are asking for an advance
from $3.40 for a ten-hour day to $4,00
for nine hours. Between 150 and'200,
men are immediately affected, most
of them in Regina, Moose Jaw,. and
Saskatoon. ■ y
, There are now between 300 and 400
applications for new telephones in
Regina alono. . °'
, It. is said that, if necessary, the linemen will be supported by the girl, operators in tho exchanges.'
. •      1
shiiohm
"he family renjedy   for   Cousin  and Colda
Shlloh coats so  little   and dans  bo much I"
SYNOPSIS OF COAL MIXING
"      UEGULATIONS
COAL mining- rights of the Domin--
ion, in Manitoba,.Saskatchewan and n
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the North.
West' Territories and tn a-portion of '
the Province of British Columbia, mav
be leased for a term of- twenty-one
years at an annual rental of Sl an acre.
Not more than 2.5G0 acres wll be leased
.to- one applicant.
Application for a.lease must be made
by   the   applicant .in   person   to   the
Agent or Sub-Agent of the district In
which the rights'applied for are situated.- _.   . '•
In-surveyed territory the land"must be,  '
described by sections, or legal sub-dlvi-   :-
-sions-of^seetlonsi^ahd—ln-<-unsurveved—-
territory the tract applied for shall bo
staked out by the applicant himself.
Each apllcatlon must be accompanied -
by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if
the rights applied for are not avallablo,
but not otherwise. A royalty shall be
paid on tho merchantable output of the'
mlno-at the rate of five cents-par ton.
The perBon operating the mine shall . '
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for tho full quantity of mer-
cliftntable coal mined an dpay the royalty thereon. -If the coal mining '
rights aro not being operated, such
roturns should bo furnlshod at least
once a year.
Tho lease will lnoludo tho coal mislng
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working, of the mlno ■
at tho rate of $10.00 nn acre, ,
For    full    Information     application
should bo made to the Socrotary of tho
Dopartmont of tho Interior, Ottawa, or   ,
to any Agont or Sub-Agont of Dominion Lands, -' >
W.'W. Oory,
,  Deputy Mlnlstor of the. Interior.'
N.B—Unauthorised publication of this'
advertisement will not bo Daid for.
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FOR BOYB AND (URLS ,  -
.  '        oitANimooK. ac,
lTl!,.n. .TRTl.KW., MrSS OHKTtRINOTON'
(ClanibriilKO Hlffhor Local HonoiirH CortllloiUo,
Hlrinlnsham Unlvor. lty Kdnontlon Dlnlomn.)
AurtlHtnnt. Mi-U-ironaRO--, (Diploma of Uio Oot
l.tfo of Toik;1ioi'h for the Uoiif mid Dumb,)
- Tonus'for bonrdorM nnd dny hcIioIiu'h on np
pliontion to tlio TIoiuIiiiIhIvohh,
Christmas Excursions
to Europo commencing: Nov. 7
to Eastern Canada, Dec. 1
Fernie-Montreal, return, 72.15
Fernie-Toronto, return, 67; 15
Corresponding' Low Rates to points in
Quebec, Ontario, and Maritime Provinces
FIRST CLASS SERVICE AND EQUIPMENT
J. S. Thompson, Agt.
P.O, Bo&305.   Tel. 161
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Dr. O. FAUSETT,
Dentist,
COLEMAN, Alberta.
Office In Cameron Block
All Wonl< Guaranteed
JOHN BARBER, D.D.8., LD8.,
'    DENTI8T
Office: Henderson Block, Fernie, B.C.
Hours: 8.30 to 1 • 2 to 5.
Rosldonco: 21, Victoria Avenue.
ECKSTEIN & MacNEIL.
Barristers & 8ollolto.s, Notaries, Ac.
"    Offices: Eckstein Building,
Fernie, B.C.
F. C. Lawe
Alex, I. Fisher
LAWE A FISHER
ATTORNEYS,
Fernie, B, c
L.    H.   PUTNAM
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Publlo, eto.
BLAIRMORE,
ALTA.
Shooting Season Starts Sept. 2
ARE
YOU
READY
Como in and hoc our lino of
duns, Rifles, Ammunition
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CORBIN   NOTES.
By Wearle Willie,
say tliat James
, He says Fernie
.Glad to mention . thar ' Corbin. is
7-orking'steady.; thesg days. All the
yards.are full of empties.'.   s   w.
■ -JoVChala was out hunting a'couple
of days. 'Same as usual; Joe' saw lots
but just a].little too far.'       '"'..    '
.Thomas Martin, I.C.S. mapagor, was
up here this week end looking for new
and old students. ' Good luck to you,
Tom.  ■ ;
•   We are  sorry to
Sharp is Very-sick,
does not suit .him.
R. .Garbett Is expecting to have his
wife back by Christmas.
o   The stork visited tho home of Paris
. Baralella this week and .left a daugh-
' ter.  . Mother'and baby   doing   well.
Paris,is all smiles. -
-. Persons wanting rabbits apply to
Joe Gouchie.' ,
Thomas Brown arrived'back'in town
on Monday after spending a week in
Cranbrook.
Joe Crooks is preparing to take a
. trip to Yorkshire, England.. ' We hope
you get a good time, Joe.   -
Mrs. M. D. McLean. has moved to
Michel where she intends staying for
th_ winter.
' Two of our, officials were at Fernie
last week sitting for second, class papers. But Jim broke down when he
saw K.S.V2 over area cubiced. Jim
says it did not come his way.
° ■ Our butcher*was taking in'the sights
of Hosmer this week. - He brought
, his; dog back with him, and intends
bringing his wife later.     '/.'        " u ;
Dick was down in Michel'.last'week
end showing a few of the people down
there that he's not - dead' yet.
Jim can often be seen chasing the
chickens around "134 -tli'ese'days. ,
Corbin is again coming' to the front
as four of" our officials, (out of four)
passed1 the recent, examinations    in
■ Alberta," H.  Massey, R. Garbett' and
, Sam-Richards, "for second'class, and
Jo)in,Mackie for;fire boss.'
Jess .'Mansfield left this week for his
farm in the Elk Valley.
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__yBEL;LXVl_J-E__N.6-T-ES—_-*♦.
tiJh here^and leaves in a-day-"or so
for theBrazeaiu country,'where he has
secured a position. Mr. Bradley's
friends here wish him success.
...Belleviie is losing one of' the most
respected 'citizens In the personftof
Mr. Donald McKay, who.has been pit
boss at the Bellevue No. 1 mine. Mr.
McKay, lias secured a position up in
the Brazeau country and -. his 'many
friends are sorry, to see him leave the
community, but they wish him and his
family success in whatever town they
may locate. - Mr. and Mrs. McKay
Iesive on Monday.
■ Mr. Mike Guilday, who has been in
this part,of the Pass for some time
past, is leaving on Sunday night for
Rosebud Creek, where he' intends settling on a homestead, Mr, Guilday
has a brother aud sister in that part.
His,,wife and family left for there
some time'ago.
Quite a few of the people are taking
advantage of the good skating on the
lake and the boys are having some
good games at hockey.
Mr. Robert Conley, who has been
visiting in Pincher' Cre'ek for a few
days, returned home this week.
Mr. Bilcrest, the former, general
manager of the West! Canadian Company, was a visitor in town on Sunday
last.      ■ .'-.."'
i I
' 'Mr. Miller, sr.. who lias "been vlslt-
inghisson Walter,Miller,here, returned to En_hr.d on Saturday night.
■ A debating society is being'organized under, the auspices of Local 431,
wbich will' provide . amusement and
education for the people of Bellevue
during the winter.
.. The ladies of the camp are making-
preparations for a grand bazaar and
sale of work to take place in the Socialist Hall on the . evening of Dec.
17th, A grand concert will be held
in connection with the occasion.
The, meetings of Local 431 will be
held henceforth'on the first, third aiid
fifth Mondays' of the month at '7.30
p.m. Instead of on Sunday mornings
as formerly.      ;"'- •
Mr. William Keeker" has accepted a
position as. driver boss at the Bellevue
No. 1 Mine. ' He started his duties on
Monday morning.
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HOSMER NOTES
-BANKKEAD-NOTES—
The Ley,, celebrated tlio Hallowe'en
night!, fairly good in -Bellevue. There
■were lots' of clothes lines cut,- .back
houses, capsized, and other like incidents, but no .serious crimes were committed." . „        7    , ■
The dance and supper given in the
Socialist Hall on Hallowe'en night
was a decided success. The ladies
, pr- Id the admission and all _he bachelors in and around camp were invited
to be there, and they were there hi
good numbers. The hall was taxed
to its fullest capacity; the "Bellovue
Orchestra furnished the music, whlcli
was of a good quality and dancing
continued until the small hours of
tho morning, when everyone went
homo well satisfied with the Hallow-
o|on dnnco.       '- y
The Rev, W, Irwin, who haB been
nwny In the Fast for tho past .nohili,
on business connoctoii with tho now
Institutional Cljiirch for Bellevue, roturnod homo on Saturday to take up
his work ngnln. lio nlso visited Ills
homo in Clinton, Out., while in tho
' East and had n short stay with his
mother. His friends aro glad to soo
him ..back again,
Mr. ..dwnird Bridge, who line veoji
pit boss nt the Prospect Mlno, Is now
In ehnrgo of Rollovuo No. I Mine.
International Board Mombor Harriot., of Mlchol, was in camp Friday and
paid Bellovuo Local n visit, ho was
horo ln connection with tho troiiluo
we Imvo hail horo this wook.    Two
brothers anil n Nro boss hnd nomn
trouble,   Tho two men woro dlscharg.
oil nnd tho Pit Commlttoo could got
no Br.tlflfnc.ory Intorvlow with tho in-
por, nnd thoro wns a mooting called
to soo whnt would bo tho host thing
to do,    Tho mon ilocldo il tho bost
thing would lo to call n holiday nnd
hnvo a hmhb iiinntlng for TIntrHcl'iy,
Tho mooting docldod to Intorvlow tho
mipnr flgnln, which thoy did, nnd wero
Informed that It wna turned ovor to
tho. Qonornl Mnnngor nt Blnlrmoro,
Then It wns decided that tho committee Interview tho Clonornl MannKor
which thoy did, nnd woro Informed
that, thoro would ho no biislnoBR transact ml till tho mon Btnrtod to "work
nftnln, whleh they did'on Snturday.
On Snturday Vice-President Jonon In-
The canvas of those wlio will'go to
the night school resulted In 72 men
and boys consenting to attend, and arrangements are being made to open
up at once.
The School Board met, ori Monday
evening and special attention was
given to the matter of, heating the
school ready for the v_old weather..'
A Pole named Stroyan had the misfortune to break his thigh bono on Friday last.     .■
Mr. W. Letcher was taken into
Banff Hospital on Saturday sufforing
from a paralotic stroke.
Mr. Kidnoy was a visitor to ■ the
Pacific coafit last Woek, accompanied
by his father,
The masquerade bail Was a success
socially and financially. The prizes
for costumes wore ns, follows:Ladles'
prize, awarded to Mrs. Stenton, of
Bnnff; gents' prlzo, awarded to Mr.
Both woll, of Bankhead; best comic,
awarded to Mr. J, Coulo, of Bnnkhoad,
Dost hom<vmnde" costumo, to Mrs,
FowIob, of lliuiff, Messrs, Guernsey,
Warren and Fuy acted as judges, and
a vory enjoyable tlmo wns spent'.
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FRANK  NOTE8 ♦
tnv"i«»v<vi the  Cc
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rjftnr nrtmri rtl«p..m.lnn the VlreTrash]-
ont wnn niireoBBful In IiIb Intorvlow
In having tho two mon ro-lnatatod.
and thoy started to work ngnln on
Snturdny ovonlng. Tho wholB tron.
hio nrnun nnvor tho tim v?,,., -.■,..• y—,
Ing a collar of a sot of timber which
lio chimed war too small.
Doctor McKontlo In lmving a wing
put on tha hospital nnd tho enrpontan
nri. profl.rou.ilni. vory favorably with It,
Master Goorgo Shearer gnvo a birth*
dny party to Quito a number ot hli
yountt frlendi on Friday. Thoy hnd
a Rood tlmo and ovorybody enjoyed
IhemMlvov flnt rato.   ,,    .
Mr. Tom Bradley, who hm been
driver bow at tho RuHovtio Mint for
■nomo time pait, lias re»l_.ne.1 hln poll-
Subject for noxt Sunday night nt
the Mothodlst Church Is "Infidelity to
tho niblo"; toxt, Mark 7, xlll. An
opon dlacuBRlon at thn close,
Mr, Hnrvoy Murphy loft for Cnlgary
on Tuesday on a IiiihIiiohs trip,
Mins Simpson, of UlllcrcBt, was lu
town- on Tuosday.
Mr, Palmer lins routed tho llvory
barn formerly used by 0, A, Rlclinrd*
son,
Wo CIiodh, who Iuih boon visiting
IiIh old homo In China Hlnco Innt
Chi'lHtiiutB, roturnod to J'ntril. the latter pnrt of Inst wook, Ho raportn,
China In a flourishing order after tho
rovoliitlon, "All tho samo Canada."
Wm. Jolly's houso was moved to
tho now townslto on Tuesday.
Tho tompornry brldgo ovor tho.Old
Mnn River for tho purpoRo of moving
linlldlngs across ls almost completed.
Tho rond la nil lovollod to tho now
sue, sq that hy noxt wook wo will ox-
iivf.1. tn mm -iimiiM.tM) .iouhuh on thoir
way to tho west of the Sanatorium.
A fow of thc young men organized
n club on Monday night, which la to
bo affiliated with tlio Intension Do-
iMiiMiiiiit oi Uio ImivoriRy. iho first
donnto is to bo hold on Thursday,
Nor, 14th, and the subjoct Is to bo
"Woman's Suffrage," The pooplo aro
also talking skating rink, and Judging by tho steps that havo beon tnkon
In a vory short tltr.o, it Jack Frost Is
good to us, wo will havo Ice,
A rrnoii numbor have bcuu ukulliiK
on tho pond which Is at the roar of tho
rink,    '
Tha Co-Oporallve Storo has not
opened yet, but will In a few days,
when Mr, J. Scbnan arrives.
A complimentary7 dance- was given
Nurse Kelly on the occasion of her
departure from this district. It '.being Hallowe'en ala^ge number of the
masked fraternity"paid- a.visit to the
dance and Joined .in with the' rest.
Nurse Kelly left the following-morn-
nng for Pincher, where she will spend
a few days-prior to her'departure for
tho States.      l     '
The Glee Club are busy and, promise
something good before long.
No. 9 Seam is now'on.contract, but
how the men have made out in tho
agreement won't be known for a week
or so. "
John Bossio has opened another
branch in the premises next his present store, this time it is the grocery
line; pretty soon they'll.all be departmental stores, , ,7
There is keen rivalry amongst the
tonserial artists in town; they are
playing a freeze-out, and one has cash-
ed-i,n already.
Our old friend , Bert Swanton- was
in town last- week on a visit to his
numerous friends in Hosmer.
Tlie guys that holler support home
industry are the ones who* buy Bank;
head briquettes. ' There is lots of
good coal in Hosmer—if you can get
it:      -' -        .■"  •
Please don't send any more P.C.'s.
He says he has not received the last
one, but we know better.
**      _ '
, Nurse Stevenson arrived this week
from Nelson to fill the vacancy at
the hospital, '        .
Our local baggage maii is out on
strike at present, but there don't seem
to be much delay about1 the handling
of the freight here, because our agent
and his understudy are very obliging
fellows. 'They see that it is sent
away. . Of course he don't remember
that it was a close.call recently whether the operators went on strike or not.
How would he have taken-it-if someone had come and taken his place.'
Of 'course lie is acting in the best- interests ■-_'of the company,-'but what
ehout tlie thousands''of baggage men
vtho are' out on strike, to obtain n
living wage? Stay .-with it, you will
"geT~a long service medal yet. Perhaps you might be able to do without
a baggageman, and thereby save the
company a few dollars per month. ■
: Air. John Bossio is now manager of
the Opera House, '. "
The Opera House would not be a
bad place to spend the night when
tliere is a picture show provided tliere
was a little heat in the place.
The pupils' of the First Division
who made perfect attendance for the
months of October,, are as follows:
Rupert Jay, Sadie Jay, Doreen Kearney, Saxon Kearney, Laddie Krish,
Christina Krish, Lizzie McDougall,
Grettn Rankin, Lena Spencer, Willie
Spencer, Winifred Smith nnd Cordlia
Do Laurier. Proficiency List—Entrance Class; 1, Saxon Kearney; 2, Ru-
port Jay; 3, Sybil McMookln and
Sarah Spencer, equal. Third class:
I, Grettn Rankin; 2, Amelia Gergivr.
3, Margaret McDonnld. ■ Second Close'
1, Sadlo Jay; 2, Joanle luli; 3, Lizzie
McDougall,—,T. H. Jay, B.A., teacher.
Second Division.—The following>i>
piis made' perfect attendance during
October: Jnmos Cole, Edward Mus-
grove, Blanche Spencer, nnd Richard
Votto. Proficioncy List.—First Rend-
or Class: 1, William Craig; 2, Ralph
Tortoralll; 3, Bohus Palecek. Socond
Primer Class:   1, Charlie McDougall;
2, Blanche Spencer; 3, Julia Gabara.
Supplementary Class: 1, Tony Tavor-
horo; 2, Mary Turby; 3, Antonla Pon.
doloeolt, First Prlmor Class: I,
David Bolduc; 2, Raymond Anderson;
I), Edwnrd Musgrovn nnd Hazel Mon-
clrollo, Jnltlnl Class: ], Sam Fowler!
2, Sam Tortoralll; 3, Jack Jarvis.—
Christiana D. Y. Pltblndo, L.L.A., ns-
Blatant,
George Barker arrived in camp from
Wyoming. .Frank is'bus.y now show-
in his brother the sights of this b'urg.
Steve Hall; an old-timer "in :- this
camp, arrived back in camp from Vancouver. ' He .eports having had a
good time, but there is no place like
Coal Creek.
' Ed. Stacey has commenced work in
N) f: mine as driver; Pie would be
pleased to ■ receive some mail from
Michel..   Address: 180 Coyote St.
The friends of Jack' Marsh (late of
fldichel) now residing in this camp,
are very pleased to learn that Jack
has at last found a suitable partner,
and wish him and his bride every happiness.     Oh, you kid, Jack!
Jack Eccleston and Jack Oakley arrived in the camp from Michel. You
ought to see old Bill the trapper
wearing the big smile now that he has
his old. pals with him. It's nice lo
talk of old times, "boys.
, This camp seems to hold out attractions for the .Michel boys, as another bunch arrived up here this week,
Sid Burt, Jos. Oakley, R. Sudworth,
Tom Price and Stanley Brewer.
' Jimmy McNally blew back into camp
and reports having had a good time
on his ranch. Rumor has it that'
Jimmy has left his wife on'the ranch
and intends returning as soon as-he
gets a few dollars together.
Mrs. J. Chester has been admitted
to hospital for medical treatment. We
hope to see her around soon. -   -
Mrs. Charlie Bebbs, of Fernie, was
visiting friends- up here on Wednesday.  =     _
The first rehearsal, of the Amateur
Diamatic Society took place on Friday night.     Good limes in store.
We .are-pleased to see John 'Mc-
Court and Harry Fox home again.
Fred Taylor/ a driver employed in
No. "i, had his, arm crushed while following' his employment.
Dick Banks, employed as .a company
.i.au in No.. 2 Mine, had liis ank'e
ciiyhed on Wednesday morn«ng. The
unfortunate fellow was amoved io
Fc-nie Hospital.-
MIDDLE CLASS SNOBBERY
(The plan to establish a. trade union
bank is going- ahead in England. It
will- be conducted entirely' on co-operative lines, handle $30,000,000 to $35,-
000,000 it is lexpected, and all 'the profits will go_to the stockholders and depositors. 'One of the chief'advantages,
wilrte to make it possible for unions
on strike .to withdraw their funds as
needed and without the delays that
are met at present with banker's.
Mr. Ellis Davies, M.P., one of the
secretaries of the Welsh Parliamentary party, speaking at Port Dinorwic,
said-the great hindrances to social reform were the apathy of the democracy and' the ignorance of the lower
middle class, though the lattcr's only,
.heritage in, life was pride and gen>
eral poverty. The lower.- middle
class talked as'if their interests were
identical with those of the millionaire,
and they acted accordingly, Addetf
to this was a strange, prejudice against the working classes, forgetting
that the income of a large number of
mechanics was much higher than the
average income of the medical or
legal profession. What were the
facts? Ninety-four-per-cent of all
the people who died in this country
left nothing at death—after a -life
of toil no provision ror tlio widow,
nothing but the cold comfort were
loft behind. Was It. any wonder that
the workmen now educated to better
things, - were dissatisfied? But what
of the other six per cent—the class
who were never tainted with drinking, but comprised the most thrifty
and industrious of our population?
Out of a total of 67,000 who died last
year 3,000 had no more than £5,000,
while 00,000 out of tbe 63,000 left no
more than $1,00, that was less than
£40 a year for each of their dependants, despite their energy and thrift
and the denial, very often, of the
comforts of life. That was one side.
What of the other? Four thousand
men left £189,000,000," and fourteen
nien left £26.000,000 in .a country
where we are asked to believe we
were taxing the wealthy out, of the
land. Figures like these not only
explained the poverty of .the people,
but-the burdens of the industrious,
and until tlie workman and .the lower
middle class realized tlieir .-significance and learned to co-operate, so
long would poverty and suffering remain. Speaking of remedies. Mr.
Davies advocated' an improved system of taxation and a reform of out-
landed system. ■
FIVE DOLLARS A WEEK
Don't forget to try Eastern's
When you want
ICE CREAM, ICE CREAM SODAS & SUNDAES
•PORK AND BEAN SUPPERS
PISH AND CHIP POTATOES SUPPERS
Coleman Bakery
Alex. Easton, Prop.
Hardware and Furniture
. ,  , , . y... „  _ 	
We have the largest and most up-to-date
Hardware and Furniture Stock
,   in the Pass."   Everything in
Stoves and Ranges
Granite & Enamelware
Furniture* "
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
TOO  MUCH   FOR  BILL
"I diinno how Bill's a-goin' to vote
in this election," said tbe campaign'
-workerr^Tve~hwmnein_e's on the"
fence." "He.-wuz thar," replied the
neighbor, "but'one o' the canderdates
let fall a.dollar on'the off side o*'the
feuce. and Bill got dizzy an''fell over,"
7.15
to 10.30
Continuous
Performance
DREAMLAND
COLEMAN
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COAL CREEK
.The mines woro Idlo on'Saturday
afternoon shift; TtfiortiiRo of cam be-
Iiik tho en use,
Grading operations linvo commenced to tho now II proappot, situated on
tho north sldo of the enmp.
Hnrry Miard Is pit boss nt No, 3
mlno, having takon tho plnco of Goo,
O'Orlun, who 1m» removed to Kornln
to tnko up his dutlos nt tlio Government Mlno jpicBcuo Station.
. Arthur flinrtc .rrh'n«1 '«'■!; !:; _„;„,,
from HnBkntoon. 1T« roportn conditions flno down thero, Quest Ion:
Will lio return back alone.
Tlio action of tho City Knthnm In
cioHinff tho plcturo ahown on 8umlaya
wn» received nn horo wltti fcciim;. »?
disgust, and it It felt by many that
a lawb protoit meeting ought to he
hold ngalnut tlio decision laid down,
Sunday bolng tlto only tlmo that tome
or tho peoplo up horo can get lo
Pernio.    Awaiting development!.
A Utko number of Creekites took
In tbo froo picture show* on Sundny.
Mr. WriKht. of Hurt on City, It vIMt-
Ing up hore. He U sUylng with his
non. Chrli, at Morrltwy Villa.
nilly irarrlaon la handling tb. ribbon* for tho Trltoa Wood Co. up hero.
J J. Appleby, being away on a vacation.
, By Herbert Kauffman.
Thus is it down on Beelzebub's books;
"August the seventeenth—Isabel _
Brooks; '-
Blonde;    splendid figure;  big, violet
eyes;    .
Dimples; fair coloring; feet of small
size; '
Home ln the. country;   her parents
quite poor;
Character/excellent; morals still pure
Came to the city today and found
work;
Wages five dollars; department store
clerk."
_
Wagos  flvo  dollars!   To  last seven
days;
Throo for n miserable hnll-voom sho
pays;
Two nickels dally the street car receives;
One   dollar   forty   for   eating,   that
' loaves,
Ono-forty has such a long ways to
■roach—
Twonty-ono bnnquotB ut seven conls
oach.
Thoro!     Every penny of wages has
hoon upont—
Squandered  for fcnfltlng nnd  riding
nnd ront.
Spendthrift!   Sho doesn't  romombor
llfo'fl Ills!
How In tho world will alio pay doctor's
bills?
Whnt If she's fiirloiighori (there's nl-
ways a chance)?
Isabel ought tn suvo up In advance,
Hold J     Wo'vo   not   mnntlonod   hor
clothes; she must wear
Dro8nnn, hatb, bIiooh, Blockings,  rib-
bntiH for linlr—
How did alio gut thorn?  SuppoHO Hint
wo Htop;
Perhaps it's ns woll If wo lot tho
thing drop,
You good mathematicians may figurn
It nut;
It's a mnttor of figures or figure, no
doubt,
(lurry this  picture,  It's better,    I'm
Hiiro:
"Clinrncter   excellent,   morals    still
If you wish to. .create discord In any
organized effort of revolutionary slaves just taunt some of'them with ape-
ing others, even if tho acquisition is
false,- the accused will feel so stung
that they will strain every possible
point- to find some excuse to differ
with those thoy are accused of apeing.
—C. M. O'Brien.
.!-3.1
F. M. Thompson Co.
The Quality Store
Blairmore,  Alta.
Fine Groceries,      Sole Agent for Five Roses Flour
Selected Teas,  Pure Coffees and Spices.    Finest Creamery
Butter and Cheese.      Canned Fruits in Variety.
Choice Syrups and Molasses
Dry Goods     Crockery     Clothing1     Boots and Shoes
A complete assortment of goods usually kept in a First Class Store.
Foreign & Domestic goods of every description,   Goods delivered promptly, free of expense.   Phone 25. or call and get our prices,
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Hillcrest  Co-Operative
Society, Limited
Groceries.  Dry Goods, and General Merchandise
il
Whnt o\*o I.'written we v.'im'l lrj- u>
noclzoliub thinks much tho snmo wny
ns wo.
Why, ns I llvo!    There's a tonr In his
pvf>'
What In Hell   can   make   Deoltetiub
cry?
Surely tlio devil is fcellm. his nse;
Look what ho's writing on Isabel's
imffo:
"Virtue's ft luxury hard to sfford
When a ((ir) hasn't money enouKh for
her wonrd."
-Womsn's World.
Shiloh\
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,,..'-■—t mrf hmr».       rt      rt      Mentt.lS
I The People s More
Owned by
the People
Managed by
the People
For the Benefit
of the People
We htv'ilv Miti ihN|)i.M....ioi_ <>. rho
public to our atock which is absolutely
fresh and choice in every particular.
We have one of the finest stores
in tho Pass.
Wc are in every way suited to
supply the public with quality goods
at living prices. Oould you expect
more V **_* Ji" J"   '' /' '
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE. B.C.,. NOVEMBER 9, 1»12.
Avis Ifnportant a nos Lectitr&is
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Francais et Beiges
Traduction des Conditions demfiloiydans les
Mines du Pass
(Suite de la semaine derniere)
INTERNATIONAL COAL AND COKE COMPANY, LTD.
PRIX A LA CORVEE
Coupure, a la tonne )excepte dans les piles).
55 cents por tonne brut<_,
Depllage.
48 cents par tonne brute.
Prix a I'avancement.
Voles do fonds poussees sur dix pieds de largeur et sept
pieds de hauteur le long au.couchant, $1.75 per verge Hn-
eaire.
Voies paralleles de ventilation:    C pieds par 10 pieds,
$1.75 par verge lineaire.
Voies intermediaries entre nlveaux, G pieds par 8 pieds,
$1.50 par verge lincaire.
Voies intermediaires entre Tailles poussees au moins S
pieds par 8 pieds, a une distance de 24 pieds, sans rails.
?1.00 per verge lineal.e.
Boisage.
Voies de fonds, les chandelles   auront   une   dimension
maximum de 12 pouces de diametre et 14 pieds de long
avec" entretoise.     Les cadres seront payes au taux de ?2
L chaque ;	
Boisage.
Tallies chandelles de 10 pouces de' diametre maximum
et 16 pieds de long, $1.00 par cadre, s'll est necessaire de
poser des billes de plus grande dimension, la Cie paiera
une somme supplemental^, ou les placera elle-meme.
Chandelles. '
A l'exception de celles posees dans les retours d'air ou
tremies 5 cents par pied Hneaire. .
,. Pose de Rails.
Les rails seront poses par la Cie", a l'exception des rails
temporaires a fronts qui seront poises par le mineur.
Tremies ou Chutes
30 cents par verge lineaire pour 5 madders de 2 pouces
par 12 pouces, 2 billes tous les hult pieds avec supports,
et posage de tole.
Retours d'air.
" 5 cents par verge lineaire pour chaque pled de hauteur.
Decrottage.
6 pieds de'largeur, 5 cents par verge lineaire d'un pouce
d;epaisseur; 12 pieds de largeur, 10 cents par verge lineaire d'un pouce d'epaisseur.
Veine No. 4 (sans poudre de mine)
Coupure.
Excepte clans les piles.    50 cents par tonne brute.
"Dep i lageT 7 ~y^7 !
43 cents par tonne brule. ,
Prix a I'avancement: '
Voles de fond. Epaisseur de la veine, mais pas moins de
12 pieds, $1.00 par verge lineaire.
Voies paralleles. Epaisseur de la veine mais pas
moins de 10 pieds, $1.00 par verge lineaire.
"Voies intermediaires (entre nlveaux). Epaisseur de
la veine mais pas moins de 8 plods, $1.00 par verge lineaire.
Voles intermedinires entre tailles.     Epaisseur de la
v.eine maiB pas moins de 8 plods poussees a pas plus de
25 pieds de distance, $1.00 par verge lineaire.
Boisage.
Memo tarif quo pour la veine No. 2.
Chandelles.
Memo tarif que pour la veine No, 2.
Pose de Rails
Meme tarif que pour la veine No. 2. y    *
Aremles ou Chutes.
Memo tarif que pour la veine No. 2.
Retours d'aire,
Memo tarif que pour la veine No, 2.
Decrottage. > *
Memo tarif quo pour la veino No, 2.
$11.00 par verge lineaire. Ce prix comprend le boisage la
pose de rails, et carnet et le chargement de charbon et
roc „
Tailles Montantes. '■
6 pieds par 10 pieds y, compris construction de tremie
et retour d'air, $4.20 par verge lineaire. Ce tarif sera en
proportion de l'epaisseur.
Voies Secondaires et Intermedlaires.
6 pieds par 5 pieds, $3.00 par ..verge lineaire.
Montages ou Angles
12 pieds a 15 pieds de largeur y compris retours d'air
et boisage 45 cents par verge cube.
Depllage.
(Y compris boisage).   55 cents par verge cube.
Tremies ou chutes y compris pose de toles.
30 cents par verge lineaire. En ca£_ de construction
speciale 30 cents de plus par verge lineaire.
Mine Bellevue—Vein No. 1.
Voies de fond. -    .
11 pieds de largeur a l'entretoise 14 pieds de. largeur
a la base 7 pieds de hauteur libre au dessus des rails,
$14.00 par verge lineaire. Ce prix comprend le boisage,
pose de rails et carnet et le chargement de charbon et roc.
Tremies ou Chutes.
7 pieds par 10 pieds $5.50 par verge lineaire y compris la pose des madriers et toles et $5.00 por la premiere
longueur de chute et batterie a moins que la Cie ne la
construise elle-meme.
Voies Secondaires. -
6 pieds par 6 pieds, $3.50 par verge lineaire, y compris
boisage, pose de rails, retour d'air et chargement de charbon et roc.
Voies intermedlaires.
6 pieds par 6 pieds des deux cotes, "$3.00 par verge lineaire. , /   ,
Montages ou Angles.
10 pieds par 20 pieds, y compris transport de charbon,
retours d'air, pose de rails et boisage, $12.00 par verge
lineaire, plus $1.00 pas cadre' de trois' billes si desire.
Les angles horizontaux pousses plitS' de 200 pieds seront
payes a raison de $1.00 par verge jusqu'a 300 pieds. Les
angles de plus grande ou moindre dimension seront payes
en proportion avec une largeur minimum de 13% pieds.
Tailles Montantes.   ..
10 pieds par 20 pied3, y compris, boisage, tremie «t
retour d'air $11.10 par verge lineaire sur une largeur de
13 Ms pieds. Les plus grandes largeurs seront payees en
proportion. '7
Depilages. y
43 cents par verge cube, y compris la pose de cinq ran-
gees de chandelles en cas de necessite.
Veine No. 2 "      °
Voies de fond.    "
—li**'pieds^de-iarg€ur_a",il'entretoi3e~14—pieds'de-jargeur-
a la base, 7 pieds de hauteur libre au dessus des rails,
$14.00 par verge lineaire. Ce prix comprend; bo.isage,
pose de rails et chargement de charbon et roc et sera
ibilles 60 cents. Avancement, $1.75 [par, verge lineaire.;-< * -
Cheminee .(double compartment): y
- 9 pieds par.C,pieds-y compris la cloison et la bordure
$9.00 la verge lineaire. Les "ectielies et cheminee a bois
seront construites par la Cie. Vy. -. • . .  \ ,    '
Depllage. S    ' „      _,   " :_ ,..,  :   ..     ^ , ■;. :
M3 cents' par verge cube y compris les billes a 9 pieds
de centre a'centre.      '" ,■. -
■" ,    - - Puits '   '
Voles de fonds.    7/ y        •  ' ■-
10 pieds <ie largeur par 7 pieds de hauteur libre entre
les billes et boisees solidement" avec.'des cadres ne.de.
passant pas 5 pieds de,centre a'centre'; -carnet creuse.d'un
cote, $11.00 par verge lineaire. Ce prix comprend lapose
des traverses et petits rails. '"
Tracages. , ,        ' *    _     '_   ' •"
Hauteur 8 pieds largeur _8 pieds', ehtretoise (collar) 6
pieds avec jambe de 6 pieds au levant, 5 pieds de centre
a centre, $5.90 par verge lineaire.
Tailles Chassantes (Longwall step Breasts) 7     '
45 cents par verge, cube; distance entre les cadres 5
pieds "de" centre a centre."   Les billes seront potelees au
toit et auront un diametre minimum de 8. pouces.
Montages ou Angles. '
7 pieds par 8 pieds sans boisage 50 cents par verge
cube.     Avec boisage   5   cents par pied. .   Avancement,
$1.75 par verge lineaire.
Voles Secondaires et Montage.
4 pieds par 4 pieds sans boisage, $2.00 la verge lineaire.
Depilage.
43 cents' par verge cube y compris chandelles de 9 pieds
de centre a centre.
Les chandelles supplementaires posees par les ouvriers
a corvee seront payees a raison de 5 cents, le pled lineaire. par chandelles supplement-tire on entend tout boisage fait par les ouvriers a corvee en exces du boisage
stipule" pour le travail auquel ils sout occupes,
,_>Le mineur,.devra etre averti que son fcharbpn-est'Bale.--;
Les penalites ■ seront; comme suit:,- ■. 7.., V,'.        \" .7'
Pour 40 a 60 livres de charbon sale;'200 livres de chary
boh seront-deduites/Tpo'ur-60 a^75;liyres,;466.1ivj,es de .
"chartbn seront dedultesl"" Pourra a 112 livres,''800'iiyre's -
de. charbon' seront deduites.   PourJ.i2,a 140 livres," 1600
livres db;charbon .seront'deduites/ . Au, dessus de 140
livres,- le" vyagonnet entier, soit 3,400 livres de ..charbon •
'_era_deduit   - 'V,,V7 _ '• y     . "-'•' '•' - ^   -:-
,Au de_3sus.de 206 livres un grand wagonriet entier. sera
deduit.  rA la neiivieme offense le mineur pourra etre",,
.mis a* pied pour deux jours.''    La" dixieme offense entra-
inerate renvoi.- "" , . '7- ■"'■ 7        "'.'•''
7 Chaque journee de travail au cours de laquelle un mineur sera,penalise cbmptera pour,une offense. ,. Les.dix
offenses n'entraineront le renvoi1 que si elles ont ete com-.
mises pendant le meme mols. ' ' ", "        . '   y '-
La Cie iivrera le charbon-aux ouvriers au prix de $2.50
la tonne.   -./''■<-       '• ■     . '
Les autres conditions seront les memes que celles,comprises dans le contrat expire le 31 Mars 1911.
Cairf today find select your'Greeting
Cards"' for Christmas. ,7 You7will, like"
our- samples.   "" Ledger Office'.;-'    . -;,
McGILLIVRAY  CREEK  COAL  AND COKE CO.,  LTD.
CONDITIONS INDIVIDUELLES
THE HILLCREST COAL AND COKE CO.
PRIX A LA CORVEE
Penalltes pour charbon sale.   (Dockage).
50 livres seront ajbutees a la tare des wagonnets. ^
Premier' charbon sale. Avertissement. Pour 80 a
120 livres de roc. deduction de 400 livres de charbon.
Pour 120 a 150.livres de roc, deduction de 800 livres do
charbon. Pour 150 a 224 livres d8 roc, deduction de 1600
livres de charbon. Pour 224 a 280 livres de charbon,
deduction de 3200 livres de charbon. Au dessus de 305
livres, deduction du car entier.
Neuvieume offense: 2 jours de raise a pled.. Dixieme,
offense: • renvoi.      ■,
Chaque journee de". travail au cours de laquelle le mineur ,sera penalise comptera pour une offense.' Les dix'
offenses n'entraineront le renvoi que si elles.ont ete
cpmmises pendant ie meme mois. •    '
WEST CANADIAN COLLIERIES, LTD.
McGILLIVRAY CREEK CCfAL AND COKE CO., LTD.
PRIX A LA CORVEE
Coupure,
(..xeopto dnns Iob piles),    55 cents par tonne brute,
Depilage,
48 cents par toinio brute.    .
Prix a I'avancement,
Volo* tlo fondfi:   avunccinont 10 plods do Inrgour ot 7
plods do liiiiitour an couchiint, $1.75 pnr vorgo lliioulro,
dhnrbnn 55 fonts par tomto.
Voles HocondiiiroB:   tiviuieomont fi pieds par 10 plods,
$1.75 pur vei(_o Hmalri!.    Chiirbon 55 cunts la tonne,
Chnmlnees entre voles de fonds
0 plfJH par F pl-'ds, $1.50 par vcrgo llnoiilrf.    Chiivhnn,
55 contH la tomio,
Vofet Intermedlaires entre tallies,
8 plodH par plcilfl, a 25 plcils tie iliBtnncoH hidih rnilH,
$1,00 pnr verge llnoiiirc.
Boliagi).
VciloB do fond:   Ohnmlollon do 12 jioucob do tllnmctro
niiixlmiitn ot II jilmiB do loiiKiionr, $2.00 par endro com-
plot.
Boisage.
TnllloB: ChiindfllCH dn 10 pouroB .le (llaniotro maximum ot 10 plodH do longupur, $1.00 pnr endro. S'll OBt no-
roHHiiirfi do poHor d.-« IjII.Ich do iiluii grnndo dlmoiiBlon In
(lio pnlorn un prix Hupplemon.nlrt. on Jab posorn' olio-
memo.
Chandelles,
A I'flxclUHlon d<> collt'K iiocL-BHiilron pour lun rotoui'K d'nir
ou tromlOH 5 t'onlw pur vurgn llnoiilron.
Pose de Rails:
r^.« rnllw nomn! iiompm nnr In C,\o n IVvfonllnn ilo* r.ill«
1f>mpnralr<'H n fronth rpil HPiont poroh par Ioh mlnourB.
Tremlos ou Chutes.
30 fonts par vitko lliifttlrt) pour.. !iiiidri(.r« ilit 2 pou."c«
pur 12 POIHOS, Z lllll.'M loiltl It'S S pk'dM itM't: supp.UH ci
ponaR.) do toll),
Oi.cH._t-i.ie,
(i (tli-ds do Iflificur .1 mils | _ir si-xko. \inon\ro d'un pour.
_iVpni»«our: li iiI'mIk do lnritr-ur 10 cpntu pnr vrrgo Hn-
oalre d'un pouro ri'oiinlnBour.
Retours d'air,
5 wits par vf_ no llnwilro pour elmquo pled do tuiutour.
en proportion de la largeur de l'entretoise avec un minimum de 8 plods.,
Tremies ou Chutes.
7 pieds par 10 peds, y compris'la pose des madriers et
toles, $5.50 par verge lineaire, et $5.00 pour la premiere
longueur do chute et batterie a moins que la Cie ne la
construise elle-meme.
Voies Secondaires.
6 pieds par 6 pieds, $3.50 par verge lineaire, y compris
boisngo, pose de rails, retour d'air et chargement de charbon et roc. .   '
Voies intermedlaires., ' '.
G plods par 6 pieds des deux cotes, $3.00 par verge lineaire.
Tallies Montantes.
10 pieds par 20 plods y compris boisage, tremie ot retour d'air, $11.10 par verge lineaire.    Les taillcB do dim-
enslons suporleureB ou moindres seront payees on proportion avec une largeur minimum de 13'/a pieds.
Depilages.
13 centB pnr verge cube y compris la pose de fi ran-
goes do clmiidollcs en ens do necessito,
Montages ou Angles (Breasts across the pitch).
10 pieds pnr 20 pieds y compris reculnge de charbon,
rotour d'nlr pose do rails et holBBRO, $12.00 par verge
llnpnlvo, Cadres do 3 billes, $1,00 extra sl desires. Los
tingles horl/.ontnux poubbos plus do 200 pieds seront
pnyecs. a rnlHon do $1.00 par vergo jusqu'a 300 plods.
J.ch nngloR do (limoi)Bloiifl mijKirloiivoB on molndros seront
pnypR on proportion nvon uno largeur minimum do 13Vj
plods,
Veine No. 4
Voles de fond,
EntrotolBo 8 plods, Inrgour a In hn«o 12 plods    Hauteur libre nu <1obbuh dos mils 7 plods, $11.00 pnr vergo
lineaire.    Hoc nil contro, $1.25 pnr vorgo Huonlro.
Voieo secondaires (Travaux en petitos sections)
fl plods pnr 0 piodfl, $3.00 pnr vergo Huonlro.
Tremies ou Chutes,
7 plodB pnr 10 plodH, $5.r»0 pur verge llnoalro.
Montages ou Angles.
5 pIchIh pnr 20 plt'tlu, $8.00 pnr vorgo llnoiilro, So
r_|iiilHBOur do In. veno obI Biiporlouro on Infrrlouro n fi
plodH, lc |ir!v nuRnipntorn ou illmlnuora d'un dollnr pnr
plod il'opnlHHOiir. '"    ,
Voles Intermedlares,
0 plods par U i-1piIh, $3.00 pnr vorgf llnoiilro.
Depllage.
15 fpiitH pnr yt-rgp cube y compris In pone do fi rnnge'oB
dp cliamlollcR on cub do nccoHslto.
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CANADIAN COAL CONSOLIDATED  LIMITED.
Coupure. (excepte dans les piles).
50 cents la tonne.
Depilage.
40 cents la tonne.
Avancement. B
Voies de fond: 10 pieds de largeur, 7 pieds de hauteur
au couchant, et epaisseur du charbon au levant, $1.75
par verge lineaire. ' . -  .
Tracages. .
6 pieds par 10 pieds, $1.75 la verge lineaire.
Voies intermedlaires (entre nlveaux)
6 pieds par 8 pieds, $1.50 .par verge lineaire.
Voies Intermediaires dans les tailles.
8 pieds par 8 pieds, distance maximum de 25 pieds sans
rails, $1.00 par verge lineaire. ,
Boisage .,
Dans les tailles, chandelles de 19 pouces de diametre
maximum et 16 pieds de longeur, $1.00 par cadre. Si des
billes de plus grandes dimensions sont jugees necessaires,
la Cie les paiera en proportion ou les posera elle-meme.'
Dans les Voies de fond.
Chandelles de 12 pouces de_ diametre maximum et 14
pieds de longueur, $2 par cadre complet. S'lhest juge
necessaire de poser des billes-de plus grandes dimensions la. Cie paiera en proportion ou les posera elle-
meme. ' ' '
Chandelles, ■,■•••'•.
*A"rexclusi"on~de"—celles" posee"s~dansMes'Tetours_d'airt)u"
"les tremies,'5 cents par pied lineaire.    Dans les piles, 4
cents par pied lineaire. - '
Pose de rails. , .
_ La pose de.rails sera falte par le Cie a l'exception d'une'
paire de rails temporaires a fronts qui sera posee par -le
mineur.
Tremies ou Chutes.
30 cents par verge lineaire.    Madriers, deux pouces par
douzer,2 billes tous les huit pieds avec supports, y compris la tole.
Retours d'air.  ' ,
.. cents par verge lineaire pour chaque p.ed'de hauteur,
Decrottage.
G pieds de largeur, 5 cents par pouce et par verge lineaire, 12 pied do lnrgeur 10 cents pnr police et par verge
linoaire. ' •
Les prix cl-dossus sont bases Bur la, methode d'explolta-
tion actuellement en usage.
CONDITIONS INDIVIDUELLES
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•.- •,'?•' '•' ■„■ -l7 ,',-. "•   •. -'•■''' 'y
ME7^EROT|
LUMBlR<|i).?
A. McDougall/ Mgr   .
v '/  ' ) "s
Manufacturers of and Deal-
ers in all kinds of Rough
and Dressed Lumber
"* <    r »
Send iis your orders
V
. Blairmore et Bellevue >
Le tout veriant sera livre aiix'ouvriers a raison de $2.50.
la tonne.    Le charbon crible a raison de $3.00 la tonne.
Dynamite, 40 pour cent, 20 cents la livre.    ■■
Poudre Monobel, 30 cents la livre. .... 7	
Meches, amorces et autres fournitures au prix actuel.   '•'
Penalites pour charbon 6ale.   (Dockage). ,
Les mlneurs llvreront.un charbon aussi propre que pos-"
sible.    Ils seront avertis pour la premiere offense, et la
seconde offense ou une offense grave entraiueront le renvoi. ' .   ' v.- •  ■.
CANADIAN COAL CONSOLIDATED, LTD.
CONDITIONS INDIVIDUELLES
INTERNATIONAL COAL AND COKE COMPANY LTD.
     ., CONDITIONS   INDIVIDUELLES
Penalltes pour charbon sale,   (Dockage).
La tare dos vloux wagonnets sera nugmonteo do 25
livres,
Ln tare dos nouveaun wngonnetB sern nugmonteo
35 livres.
do
Tout-venant livre aux'ouvriers, $2.50 la tonne."
Crible (grand il y en a), $3.00 la tonne.
Dynamite, 40 pour cent, '20 cents la livre.
Poudre Monobel, 30 cents la livre. .    '
A.morces, 1 cent piece. ,       ,,
Meches, 1 "cent le ,pied.' - „ _  '   ■
Detonateur.electrique (6 pieds) 6 cents piece.. -
Salle.de"bains,",$1.00 par mois.
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ROYAL
HOTEL
FERNIE
Tous les ouvriers devront fournir leurs. putlls que U
Cie reprendra a leur valeur'au moment ou ils quittent.
son service.    Les loyers seront les memes que ceux
contenus dans le contrat expire le ler Mars, 1911.
Penalites pour charbon sale.   (Dockage).
" Les mineurs liveront un charbon aussi propre que possible,    lis seront avertis pour la premiere offense et la
sec'oude offense ou une offense grave entrainoront le ren-
voi.   - <
Bar Unexcelled
All White Help
Everything
_ Up-to-date
Gall in and
see us once
JOHN PODBIELANGIK. Prop.
_'■.--,.    ■..
KING'S  HOTEL
HILLCRE8T COLLIERIES COMPANY
CONDITIONS INDIVIDUELLES
Tout venant livre aux ouvriers, $2.50 la tonne.
Crlbles (quand il y en a) aux ouvriers, $3.00 la tonne,
dans les limltes du village d'HIllcrest,
Poudro Monobel, 30 cents la livre.   •
Meches, amorces ot autres fournitures nu prix nctuel.
Penalltes pour charbon sale   (Dockage).
Memo clause quo dnns Io contrat1 oxpiro lo 31 Mars,
1911.' "
Eau;
Robinots*a I'extorlour, $1.00 par mois et par maison.
Loyers. .    ,
Los loyors seront Iob memes quo ceux on forco ft Vox-
piration du'eontrnt nu 31 Mnra, 1911.
Bar supplied with  the  best Wines,
Liquors and. Cigars
DINING ROOM! IN CONNECTION
W. MILLS,
Prop
Grafton and Bennett
/ ' -
Are selling Agents for an
1 > i i
ESTEVAN (Sask.)
SUBDIVISION
Further details will be given later
PRIX A LA CORVEE
Liquor   Habit  Cured
In Three Days
No   Hypondermlc   Injections
No Injurious and After Effects
THE NEAL INSTITUTE
Mrs.
Box
EDITH   BENT,   Manager.
, Cranbrook, B.C.
325. Phone 273
Grand Union Hotel
COLEMAN, Alta.
Best of Accommodation
We cater to the workingmari's trade
G. A. CLAIR :•: Proprietor
THE WEST CANADIAN COLLiE-RICS LIMITED.
fHIK A LA CORVEE
Mine Blairmore »ud—Veine No. 2
Volet de fondi:
8 plfHls do lorgour n rontrnloldo ot 11 plnda dn KirReur
a la b«*6_ 7 pled* _i> haut'ur libre aiidci&us Act rail*,
Vlellle Mlns
Volei de fond*.
Ki piodH do InrKour pur, '< pi'-'da do Hauteur nuro cui-.
l__  .ililCrt, ut fu>i_*;«:» uU.Hit.lll>.!.!.    ,»t _.     »,'«.«    w.».JfV-&    lir
•lcp.iM3.int lias ." pt'dn di! fcutru a tonlu", carnpt rroimo
d'un fovi-, fll.rtO la v^tro ll'i'-alro.    Co priv comprend la
posi.' fin* travoriioB ct potltB rnllfi.
Tracaoea.
ii jiicnn par ft picu*, i<iiH«b »ii- n»nf> iiin\,., .i jnv.u» *i*v
contro a ccntro, $0,115 pnr verge Huonlro.
Voles secondare! et Montao«i ou Ancles.
-I plodH par -I picdH mm IioIniiro, t'i.d pnr vorffo llnoiilro.
Tallies Montantei.
a p'<-d« pnr 10 pledg y comprlH I« IioIb «t 1,. oonBtruc-
(Ion d". r-hfrnln^P!!. T.n hnlnnir^ comprftidrn, 2 rhon-
dpllot avec bllloiv do Wi I'Mh n clinquo cmrotolBo et 8
pledj do r^ntre a ivn'ro milvnnt nnpllnalBon, t.on rb<.m-
Into cotiiprondrH «ur low cotes il rn»ilrir;H _ur cliaquo run-
froo do support* n m fond 2 mndrWH ot ]a tolo. Prix
|5,..o In vorKo lln«Alr«.
Ch«m>n«a da Montao**
fi filt-At r»i.r 10 jvIM*. tS.50-    Ilolfftso av«* cud.* do 1
WHEN YOU WANT
the Best of
Kinn jNookwoar, Hox, Uajw, (Jmioiwoui. .Siiiitrt, .Suits,
Trunks, Grips, Hoots & Shoos, come to
James H. Nayior, Bellevue
Kvcrytliing sold with a guarantee tliat if not satin-
liictory, you can return it awl get your monoy back
A. C. LIPHARDT
JEWELER  AND OPTIOIAN
PERNIE,  B.O.
r>T-*T   T   T71TTTT7
DI_.Ll.CVUi:
Trr>nr>T?T
l
A Ledger Ad, Brings Results
Bellevue Alta.
Commercial House
Best accommodation in the Pass
Up-to-date — Every convenience
Excellent cuisine*
Suitable for Ladies & Gentlemen
H. B, Hineline
Proprietor
/ A- '.
vrr'x^i'gKiSSBtMiuasiesi
b".
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THE DISTRICT LEDGEB, FERNIE, \ h. C, NOVEMBER.9, 1912.
ia. •-- • - -,.
Whon in Spokane   see   Dr. Mary
Swartz,' Specialist in Female Troubles.1
_ "* -J
; Expert  confinement    cases ,v , good
home for patiepts.'-'   -   ' ■'   \ ' 7
Di / Mary Swartz
■ • , ■ • .  i' *■ - >i .
.Galena Blk., Room 5, Post and Riverside, Spokane, Wash.
Passburg
Hotel
You're always welcome here
J~,       :       ■ —	
Clean Rooms, Best of
Food and every
attention
THOS. DUNCAN    Passburg
P. Carosella
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes
• Gents' 'Furnishings   ■
BAKER\ AVENUJE-
i branch' AT  HOSMER,  B.C.
The Hotel
DALLAS
One of the
Best
C. J, ECKSTORM      Prop.
Lethbridge, Alta.
Board of Trade Ask
Minister of Labor to Intervene in C. P. R. Strike
BIG INCREASE SHOWN -
IN U. S,
STEEL
****••*•*•******••***•*•**
SINGER     1
E W I N G    i
MACHINE   CO %
WM.     BARTON
Agent    Fernie    Branch
Pellatt   -Ave.    North
L. E. IflcDonald
HORSESHOEING
GENERAL    BLACKSMITH ING
and
CARRIAGE   BUILDING
l
Express and Delivery-Wagon* a
Speciality
Dr. de Van's Female Pills
A rellnbla French roffulator; nover falls. These
pills are cxccedliifjly powerful in rcgulatltyr tho
Reneratlve portion o( tho femalo system. Refuao
nil chenp imitations. Dr, de Van's nro sold nt
»5 a box, or throo lor *10. Mailed to any address,
Til* Soob-1] Urns Co,, St. Cutlmrinoi, Ont.
H O T EL
The New and
Up-to-date Hotel '
■ Every person likes to be comfortable. ' We have the latest
.design of steam heating apparatus in «very room. Our menu
is the best.-' 'We guarantee!satisfaction. Two blocks from C.
P. R; Depot. Old and new faces
welcomed.
New Michel, B. C.
P. Zorratti -' Prop.
Southern
HOTE L
BELLEVUE, Alberta
Every
convenience
and
attention
Meals that tasto liko
inothor used to cook
Best in the Pass
Jot. Ornfton, Proprietor.
COLEMAN
Liquor Co.
Wlioloaalo Doalers in
Wines
Liquors
Cigars
Mail Orders receive
prompt attention
A special meeting of the Fernie
Boaid of Trade was called for Tuesday night in response to a circular
sent out by the Canadian Brotherhood
of Railroad Employees. „, There wero
thirteen members present,, with .Mr.
A. B Trites in>the chair. Secretary
Macdonaid read the circular which is
as follows:    ■ ,
"Ottawa,  Ont,.'Oct.  26)  1912.
"Presidents  and  Members, Board  of
Trade in Canada, '     *
''Gentlemen,—No doubt you are now
aware of the strained relations existing between the Candian Pacific Railway Company and certain of its employees, ■ numbering about five thousand, members of the Canadian Brotherhood of Railroad Employees,
which embraces clerks, freight handlers, baggage masters and others.
"The Canadian Brotherhood of Railroad Employees is a purely Canadian
organization, and the only railroad organization in Canada incorporated under the Dominion Statues and controlled solely by Canadians, „ having been'
in existence since 1908 and incorporated in 19097 ' Tbey have had a working agreement with the Government
Railways in Canada, for the past three
years, covering and embracing prac-
ticaliy the.same classes of'employees
as we are now endeavoring to legislate for oh the Canadian Pacific Railway.
"In May, 1912, a proposed agreement
was presented to the Management of
the Canadian Pacific Railway Company,- and a"request made for an opportunity to have a Committee of Employees discuss same with the officials, and upon the above request being ignored, the Department'of Labor
at Ottawa was requested to appoint
a Board of Conciliation under the
Industries Dispute' and Investigation
Act of 1907. The Company objected
to the Board being appointed to investigate the grievances on the
grounds that there had .'been no direct
effort on the part ofAho employees
to settle the dispute, or in other words
(hat no dispute existed. . On the .suggestion of tlie Honorable the Minister
of. Labor, a .Committee of. Employees
from the'Ottawa Freight Office of the
above "Company secured an interview
with Mr. McNicholl, Vice-Pregideiit of
_thp.__n_r_rhns_n-_ in_7_vr__ ,.*..«« 1 j _!,._■■ '-
 x .. i—i..—i.juiiu cm,—[Uiu-;ab__^
ed for an opportunity to have a General Committee of the Employees, of
the entire system .meet him; this was
refused. A demand .was then made
direct by tlio employees to the Local
antl General Superintendents of the
system, but were not successful in securing a hearing, and the Company immediately began to discriminate against the employees who were active
in tlie movement, and a number were
dismissed, A second application was
then made to the Honorable the Minister of Labor, for a Board of Conciliation, which Board has been refused, but the Hon. the Minister of Labor has failed to point out his reasons
for such refusal. "     '
"It must be apparent to lho many
mombors of.the numerous Boards of
Trndo in the Dominion, that the offl-
ccrs nnd members of the Canadian
Brotherhood ■ of Railroad Employees
hnvo oxertod every offort to bring
about nn amicnblo settlement of tho
dispute, and to avoid n general strlko,
and'wo'communicate'with you in
order to acquaint you with tlio fact
that ns a Cnwidlnn organization wo
have Canadian interests a't^eart, "and
do most sincerely regret that the undesirable feature of strike is the only
means now at our disposal to obtain
justice. As we feel that both the
Department of Labor- and the officials
of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company have refused us the privilege of
placing our grievances before a fair
and impartial tribunal in' accordance
with the law.
"These facts are placed before you so
that you will know, if a strike takes
place, it has been forced upon us by
the combined action of the officials
of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, and the HonoraDle tbe Minister
of Labor.
- "We wish to inform the public,
through you, that we deeply regret
any action'that will tend to stop the
wheels of commerce of our fair Dominion.
"Yours  respectfully,
'    A. R. MOSIIER,
Grand President-
H. A. L. SWAN,
Deputy Grand  President,
Canadian Brotherhood of
- ■ Railroad Employees."
• After Messrs Greenway and Palmer,
two of the members of the organization, in question, addressed the meeting, the following resolution was regularly moved and unanimously adopted:
"Whereas the Canadian Brotherhood
of Railroad Employees are on strike,
and
"Whereas on that account, traffic is
greatly: disorganized throughout the
entire west, and
"Whereas" in the opinion of this
Board a speedy settlement of this
strike should be affected as speedily
as  possible,
"Resolved that the Minister of.Labor accede to the request of the Brotherhood and appoint a,Board of Conciliation."
, This was wired by the secretary to
the Minister who through his deputy
replied as follows: '-'
"Ottawa, Ont., Nov. 6, 1912.
"J. F: Macdonaid, Secretary Board, of
. • Trade, Fernie, B.C. , .
Officials   of   Corporation Decline to
Comment on Present Status of
Trade    *
NEW YORK, Nov. 6—The financial
statement of the United'States Steel
Corporation for the third quarter of
the calender year issued today shows
total earnings of $30,063,512 and net
earnings of 120,774,465, representing
gains of ?4,96_,257 and $2,348,1171 respectively, compared with the preceding quarters. . ' The surplus for the
quarter amounts to $2,134,801, against
?56,4S3 three months ago.
The showing is up to general estimates, but compares unfavorably with
the same quarter of last year, wlien
the net earnings and surplus were
larger than those "reported today. This
Is partly explained, however, by the
fact that this year's third quarter,
charges and allowances aggregated
. 7,659,049'against ?6,80C,568 last year.
An analysis of the statement shows
that business for August was much
in excess of that in July and slightly
better than that of September. 'Officials of the corporation declined to
comment on the present status of
the trade,-but the month now ending
is believed ,to show a slight falling
off from the recent, high pressure.
Today's meeting was of brief duration and the attendance bf the directors was smaller than usual. Regular
dividends were collected on the preferred and common shares.
PAGE SEVEN
Lexington Avenue, will be one of the
largest and most imposing Roman Catholic structures in America. It will
accommodate 8,000 persons an dis in
:ne shape of a Latin cross with three
naves, two twin towers will be 150
feet .in height and the dome 180 feet.
SIXTY SOCIETY WOMEN  GO
, TO JAIL OVER  HATPINS
Fined for Wearing Long Pins and Re.
fuse to Pay—Threaten Hunger '
Strike
"I am to acknowledge your message of fifth instant to Minister respecting C, P. R. strike. Minister
desires me lo state matter is receiving his careful attention, and contents
of your message will be kept closely
In mind.—F. a. Ackland, Deputy Minster of Labor."
CANADIAN  BROTHERHOOD OF
RAILWAY EMPLOYEES STRIKE
Local Conditions
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List of Locals District 18
NAME. SEC. and P. O, ADDRESS
.h-i-khend P. Whontloy, Bnnl-liend, Altn.
1.novor Pronlr T.   tfomn   .^vc* rvrpi-   vii ni.,.......
Bollovuo Jnnion TtnrVn, Hn* ?,(l, tip.Whp   AHn.
Ulnlrmoro..  W. h, Mvnni., Llllo, Altn.
JiurnilH • J. Mag dal), Pauaburg, Altn,
Carbondalo... J. Mitchell, Cnrbondalo, Colomnn, Alta,
Canmoro .... N. D. Tlmo link, Canmoro, Altn,
PrOonintl .   \V   nrnhim. PrVtiMTmr^ .\ttf,
Corbin  ..   W. Dolling, Corbln, U.C.
Chinook Mlnos ..7, J, Sunlonl, Chinook Mines, Altn.
Dlnmond City..,,, Albert Znk, Diamond City, Lothbridgo.
1'oinlo  TIior. Uphill, Fornlo, II. O.
Prank ,,,,.,.Evnn Morgnn, Frnnk, Altn,
.^losmor ........... W. nnldera tone, Iloimor, 13, 0.
Jilllcrcit ,,   ticorgo  ll nmborough, HillcroBt, Alta.
lothbridgo  U Moore,    804, Slvtoonth St., North !Utiibrldgo.
lothbridgo ColllorleB Frank Bn rlnRhnm, boo., via,, Klpp, Alta.
Mllo W. I* BvnnB. Llllo, Frank, Alt*
,l_r!i Leaf . J. Magdnll, Paaaburg, Alta.
Mid.d...  M. ..urrell, Michel, B. O.
IVuibm-g  A. ZusUar, PaBBburg, Alta.
Royal View Goo, Jordan, Royal Colllorlos, Lethbridge, Alta.
'taw A. PaUonon, Tabor, Alta.
Taber..,,...,,.... Wm Fnrtyth, Taber, Alta.
II you were told of a new
discovery for the treatment of
cougha, colds and bronchitis,
as certain in its action on all
chest troubles as anti-toxin is
on diphtheria, or vaccination on
small-pox, wouldn't you feel
like eiving it a trial? Especially
If you could try it for fifty cents I
Peps is the discovery I
Peps are little UMoti, neatly wren,
rod in air and germ-proof eilverfo.,
'i'iiey oonUIn oerUin medloiiiiil lngr_.
dl.nt_, whloh, wlien pUcod upon the
tongue, immediately turn into vapour,
ana ere at onco brwthed down the air
paitege- to the lungi, On their journey,
thoy enotbe tbe inilmod end Irritated
tnembrenee of the bronohlal tuboe, the
delioato walla.of tht.tlr piinnnii, ami
finally enter and earry relief and linllng
to the eapilUrla. and tiny air e&cn in the
lunge, (
r. ...    i      i 'i km «■ i
ean j«t to tlie lung* and air r*'«»t^««,
thata Pope fumee get there direct, and
ak ooo« co momma their work of healing.
Pep* are entirely dliUoot from the
old fuhioned liauld oough ouroe, whloh
are merely swallowed into the etoraaeh,
and never reaoh tlio lunge.  Pepe troat-
U»M4 iii, *M«|l_. «_»j, U)»U it «L(l_vb WOM*
BMOk ,
If yoo have not yet tried Pepe, ent
out this article, write aerees It
the name and date of thli paper,
and well it (with lo. lUmp to
pay return rootage) to Pent Dn.,
Toronto.   A  free trial packet
will   then   bt   t«nt    you.
All druggists      "
etoree eeU Pa
I HAT \
Dy P. G. Greenway.
On Thursday, November 3rd, tho
freight nnd bnggnge staff ut Pernio
received orders to go out. on strike,
which waa noted upon at, onco, Tho
stuff includes eight men, who aro willing to stay out until such time as the
MiniBtor of Labor, H. J. Crothers, |s
I'oady to grant a Bonrd of Connllin-
tion. Tho Brotherhood was first organized In 19011, at Halifax, under the
Lomloux Act, This act wris Introdne-
oil to avoid striken or lock-outH. In
tho ovont of n dispute between tho
employer and employee, If unnblo to
bo soltled amicably, It should bo ro-
furred to tho Government'Tor a Bonrd
of Conciliation, and both parties ngroo
to nbldo hy tholr verdict. This 1»
what wo hnvo now demanded, but Mr
Crothoi'B, for rcnsoiiH unknown to us,
lilu refused to grant'us tho Bonrd of
Conciliation,
Up to lho prnscnt tlmo wn havn
nbout fi.OOO mon out from Montreal to
Vnneoiivor and onr Ornnd Prosldont,
A, li, Moshor, stiitcm ho will linvo
nnotlior two thousnnd out boforo tlio
end of the week. Wo hav.i sufficient
fundH to koop uh out for Blx months,
If nocoHstiry,
Tho Locnl Board of Trndo hold a
mooting nt Fornlo, Nov, nth, when
Mobbi-b. Pnlmor and myBoir rojiroHOnt-
od tho Brotherhood, mul thoy offorml
tholr nsHlstnnco mid commijiilcntml
Willi the MlnlHiiir of Lnbor, roquoHt-
lim.tlmi n Bonrd or Conciliation ho
Appointed nt oni'ij on nccotint of tlio
sorlons tloup of business In this locality. Tho Bon nl h of'Trndo, through,
out tho Dominion, linvo all mndo tho
nnmo rcqiicHf, ami If Mr. CrollHint mill
fliwi fit lo Igiinni their rcqiioslH, ho
will, undoubtedly, imvo to answer for
...o   wuic   .it   u«i;   m-M   i-lui'liun. ,
TV.i- .in.lhu-W.w3 J.,Jlti. }„.,,,, vitmii
- rcnHOhiihh- ansli-lnnr. rnun all tlio othor rnilwny unions, which nro: Kiv
Rlufors, Conductorn,   Brnkomon   und
MnchlnlRts, and "wo liojm to mid tho
if,..',...  >,'     .-      .
  " ■ •'- ■- *'■■ - ■'■"?'■'
On Tncadiiy (.'. 1 >, n. , CotiBlablo
llruco nrrlvod In Fornlo nt Iho ro-
quest of Trainmaster Moth, lo look
nftor tho romjmny'a Interests; also
two sciibB urrlved tho samo day and
nro still working.
Tlio tlrot liurhood hopo (hat ovory
rltlz.-n of Fernln will aimlfit tho iornl
boys In this fight. We talio this <ij>
portunlty of thanking the toamst _rs
u( Fernio for tholr valuable assistant
In r.'fusing; to enter C, 1». R. proi*my
ta linndlf frolght , nnd w_i will »h0w
nur apprt-clntlon whnn wn rommo
wort, whlcli we feci coi'ifldtnt Is onl)
n manor of n dny or two.
SYDNEY, N.S.W., Nov. 4.—For
wearing hat pins that protrude too
far, 60 women, most of them promi-
eent in society, were tried, convicted
and fined in a Sydney court,.. They
went to jail rather than pay their
fines, declaring, they would not submit
to "iniquitous and unnecessary legislation." '
The city authorities face' a situation similar to that growing out of the
suffragette demonstration in England,
as the women assert that'if further
arrests and imprisonments are ordered because of the hat pin ordinance
thpy will[declare a "hunger strike" in
jail.
MAN  CATCHES COLD  WAITING
FOR TRAIN'AWARDED DAMAGES
-~^ORONTOrTTOvrT7=An~oaa~caae
was decided at .Osgood hall today
when Justice Biitton awarded George
H. Morrison, of.jlssex county, $1,500
damages against, the Pore Marquette1'
railway for medical expenses and loss
of salary resulting from a cold contracted wliilc waiting at the Pero
Marquette crossing -at ■ Mnrshfield
where there is no station.
The train was late-and Morrison's
cold later resulted into an illness of
six months.
Justice Britton found thnt under
the railway act a railway is liable to1
bo sued if It' neglected to provide
shelter at crossings where passengers
might have to wait for trains.
HAS TWO SETS OF TRIPLETS
IN THIRTEEN MONTHS
PRANKIN, Pa., Nov. ..-Six children
In a llttlo over 1.1 months is tho re-
mnrknblo birth record In tlio family
of Stephen, Nngootto, of Fronohtown.
Mrs, Nngootto-hnB" born Hi children In
13 years, arid 18 of'thcni nro living,
On September 10, ion, she gave birth
to Uiplots, two girls and a boy, and
this wook three sturdy boys arrived
1.1 months and threo weeks after the
other trio,
FOR HOUSEHOLD ACCI0EHTS
Z_un-Bn_t ia ao Very Useful
Bead bow beneficial it proved la
tola case.
Mrs., H. Sawyer, of Keen©, Ont,
writes: "My husband is engaged on a
farm, and one day, while chopping
wood, the top of the axe broke and
fell upon his foot, cutting a nasty
gash. The wound was so bad that we
first thought we would have to get a
doctor, but we Anally decided to dress
the cut with Zam-Buk.
" Well, the Zam-Buk treatment proved
a great success. It not only eased the
pain, but It prevented any inflammation; and right from first applying
Zam-Buk, the cut began to heal. It
Is now completely healed, and my hus-
band says he will never be without ft
box of Zam-Buk in tbo house, for wo
are sure it saved us a great deal ol
expense."
Over and over again Zam-Buk haa
been proved to be the worker's best
remedy. As soon as applied to a cut,
a burn, a scald, or any skin injury, it
relieves the pain and It sets up healing. It also prevents blood-poisoning or inflammation. It Ib a sure
cure, too, for eczema, piles, ulcers, old
wounds, bad leg, ringworm, scalp
sores, festering, running sores, eruptions, cold sores,, chapped hands, etc
Its absolute purity, also, makes lt tho
Ideal balm for babies.
Zam-Buk Soap should be used along
with the balm for washing all sore
places. This soap will be found excellent for baby's bath, even where tho
balm Is not being used.
All druggists and stores sell Zam-
Buk at 50c. box, and Zam-Buk Soap at
25c. tablet, or post free from Zam-
Buk. Co., 'Toronto, upon receipt o|
orice.   Refuse harmful subBtttutei.
Why
Rent?
When you can own
your own home?
We have for sale
Lots in,town and Lots
in subdivision in Coleman at all prices. We
can suit your income.
Call and see us.
Coleman
_
Realty Co.
AGENTS FOR
Fire Insurance and
Oliver Typewriters
Imperial Bank of Canada
HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO
Capital Subscribed ...     6,000,000       Capital Paid Up  ....        6,460,000
Reserve  Fund           6,460,000       Total Assets       72,000,000
D. R. WILKIE, President HON. ROBT JAFFRAY, Vice-Pret.
.   - BRANCHES   IN   BRITISH COLUMBIA
Arrowhead, Cranbrook,  Fernie, Golden, Kamloops, Michel, Moyie, Nelson,
Revelstoke, Vancouver and Victoria.
SAVINGS DEPARTMENT
, Interest allowed on deposits at current rate from date of deposit
FERNIE BRANCH -'   - GEO. I. B. BELL, Manager
CE. LYONS
Insurance, Real Estate
and Loans
Money to Loan on first class Business and Residential property
•i\
ORIGINAL-, g54
CHARTER I
I.ABORER8  LEAVING
•ALASKAN  TERRITORY
FOR   WARMER   CLIMES
KAimiANKS, AljiBkii, .Vovembur 1.
—Tlio iinnunl exodus of lnborors Is
now under way, for,, oh tlio plncor
mlnos nro closing down, nftor tlio sum.
mor's sluicing tiUi worltmun, ono by
ono, nro stnrtliiB tlio ..00 mllo wnlk to
tho const on tlielr wny oiUsltlo.
Most of tlioso uio tho ilnrk-sklnnod
laborers from tho Unlknn stums, who,
lu many cnsoB, will liond for ICnropo
with tholr flnvlnns. otluirs will return nnrnlu In tho spring thn wny thoy
camo, nfler puuliiK In n winter's work
In the south.
•I" tho mnjorlty of the Iiikijiiicon
whoro tho lnborors nro IohyIiik thoy
enrry 22..'nllbrn rifles, win, whlrh to
kill tho Ki'diisn nnd tho rnhbltii thnt
will ho their chlof food on iho trip.
THRE8HINO MACHINE
FOR WIFE-BEATERS
TOIinVTO Vr..- - « m . .._
miU'hliic fnr tho lw .lfftt nr svlff li.-ntcy.
Ih to bo Instnllofl Immndlntoly In Toronto jnii, followlrm tho now mothod
ailopiod by tho pollco dopnrtmont of
RlvltiK short sentences neccmpnnlod
by th*. lnf.h.
Tlioro nro at prosont two wlfobciit-
om who will snmplo the now mnthod
within n weok.
rt^ Notice is hereby given tlmt n Dividend nt tlio rnto of Sl'_V_'_Nc.I>KR
HUNT, per niitiuiu upon the paid up (.'npilnl hiloek (,1. this Baiilc luis.
been (lectured for Hie Till?EH'MONTHS ending the 301 li November
pmx., mid.the same will be payable at ils Head Office and liranelioR
on iiml after Monday, the 2nd December, prox. The' Transfer I.ooIch
will bi)'closed from the 101 li to the 30th November. .11)12 both days
inclusive,
P.y order of the Board,
Toronto, Ot Ji Get., 1012.       . jams MASON, <i, wrnl Manner
Head T"r*_t_>rMVrT/^_    Branches und connection*
Office A V KU IN  1 U throughout Canada
J, T, Mncdonald, Maringfor. Fornlo.
nFl
wi^Yi^Mff-lffltTPfl0 »T•.BATMENT will euro,von nnd mako a mnn of
'en,. Undar lis Inlluoiirp llio.br.Jn Iwcomoaaotlvo, tlia IiWkI iiuriilml no thut nil
I-Qouiiiq Mronif ns »to<l, m tlmt
" lho oyin lnwnmo lirlijlit, tlio
plmpt<!«,blotPli('Biuia iilcet-s hoal up; tlio norvo* lx)(
lii'rvoiiynoBi, hiulifnlno.* nml doiponilanoy (llupiytnri
ace full nnd elonr, wiorpy roturnl to tlio tody, nnd tl
;y»Miminro InvlotorniO'l', nil ilr/ilnn nciwo-no
Jojifooiyonrwlfamsnnnl know mnrriftM c
•nd nklni rob you of your bard earood dallam,
iu.r»™:_--'r,_"'-,^nfy|.!t".rn',,'otl10 ^'V- Hhd"'t)i. »n°'''l. pliy*lw»t nnd mental
sy»Miminrn Invlmtrniol; nil ilrnlna nciwo-no tnoro vlr.nl v/i'ii'i fi      "     --■
*"r iTi yoiirwlf amsnnn.1 know mnrriiiM ennuot to a falluro.
mm tlm iivDtmii.
Udu1. in. i|uuoks
W NO NAMES U3EO WITHOUT WRITTEN CONSENT
THREATENED WITH PARALYSIS
rotor Ii Bummora rolatr_ Mn oxiwrlonrni
_ •■IwoitruiiUod Willi. Kitvoui iHjWIIty
forinmy yenm. 1 liiylc u» tmllviiHIi _i
anil axrPMCii tn yftiitli.   I I .camo very
«lo_poniloiit nml djilti'l, mm _ln ilicr
worked or mm.   I iiun_.iiK._l ovoryUil;
wlio InokiwI nt mo guauMwl my torrri.
Imi^lnnllvo dronmii at. ul|;))l wonkctird
• ....-,l.l.,«.«TU ,j....,lliq   »!'   ,JI,i<ll.    ,T,-(.Hi:i.1'l|
ino-iiiy iMiok iw;l_o*l, Jmd imlim In tlio
IwCk of my hnnd, linndii nnd foot w.ro
cold, tired la themoruin.., |io.,rai'petlt.i,
m
CHURCH WILU C08T
MILLION DOLLARS
NBW YOHK, Nov. 3,-Th* now
^intvh fiimee of St. Jean r.ai.;Ui«
uott' Hearing comjilollon lu thin city,
ut a coHt of $1,000,000 In (he Klft of
Thoinnit K. Rynn to thf rnthfrn of
thn Illonni'd Rncrattifint. Thin nn-
r.o'.ttsr*m«nt was mndo today hy I-'alli-
or l.oiolllor, «nprrlor of tho oruVr. V\<< \
niniutinc«munt atatft that tho new j
church nt Bovet.tj-i.lstl> »tn,i H and J
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■rrORC TKCtTIKNT
Aoetort,
n iirM my..
(lio nori-M.
M«^.'^V W  Wrf  Li t.
(Incore wero »hnl.y, oy,;» blurred. Im.r
Innw   m^mrrt-^, yi-.i\r   t.it,    V.>m'«ftr.» ,n
UioiinBPpipctln'wiil tlioilocmr told mo
liofMiri'n pnrnivfR   f \n<,V n\\ _■'••'_■• r_f
.jno-liciut-a nnd  trlwl mnny nn>KlnH
liliyiiiolwin. worn an elcotrlf. Wit ft.r lliiv-n,
inuntlm,  Mil i.c«lv«d llitlo Imnoilu I(
Konnody, tlioiiRh I hnd lout nil faith In   *"" *«*""*"»
'•'•"'•'■-' » '-  ' "- J.BW MKTiint* TiiwTiir.MT nnd Ifc
—,.,.._ ■ **-»/rI(for iminit tl tmiiRH
ihem mnny .wtlctitn
ti_- . .     i)flnnwlyt,t»ioi«h I hnd lout nil folt fi, In   '
Tjyioiidrownlnuiirtii I oominemiod iiia Nbw .MKTimt*
llfo. Tlio Impmvom^nt won Htm mnfrfo-I pould fw>I tlwi
«. Iwm cured nwnUlly and phyiloftlly, 1 Ih.to writ "ib
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•11 DU««m»
CURBS GUARANTIED Oil NO PAY
B|^°^^^ONFI.E6 BOOK3niE& -/uMbUtoc^wrluf-r.QaMiIo,,
DrsKENNEDY&KENNEDY
Gor. Michigan Ave. and Griiwold St. Detroit, Mich.
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W^mtW wwllllli' to <*«r Canadian Correipondenw Depart-
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Kl_£t_.!S'-i!. ?°r ^w,;or_fiflle<• ,"Wch are fw Cwmpondrnw and
laboratory for Canadian bnilneu only.  Addreta all lettera aa followir
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PAGE EIGHT
THE DISTUOT LEDGER. I ERNIE, B, C., NOVEMBER 9,
Ladies' Wear
LADIES' COATS
Latest arrivals in our Ladies' Suit
and Cloak Department include finely
made garments in Reversible Blanket
Cloth, Chinchillas and Tweeds. The
patterns are positively the latest. "We
offer wide selection of shades at prices
from  $17.50 to $26.50
LADIES' RAINCOATS, good serviceable Waterproof Coats at   $12.50
LADIES' SKIRTS
We are offering special values in
Ladies' Skirt's. These are beautifully
mado in latest patterns and goods.
Ladies' Panama Skirts in blue, brown
and black '.. % $4.00 to $6.00
Ladies' Wliipcord Skirts in blue,
grey and tan $6.50 to $9.50
Ladies' Serge Skirts in brown, blue
and black  $6.50 to $10.00
GLOVES
Our new selections of Ladies', Misses
and Children's Gloves offer excellent
values. This stock is complete in every
respect.     Notice the following:,
Ladies' Wool-lined Suede Mittens
and Gloves     $1.50^
Ladies''Squirrel-lined Buckskin Mittens and Gloves   $3.25
Ladies' Kid Gloves, all shades. .$1.25
Ladies' Knitted Gloves    and    Mit-,
tens : 35
Misses and Children's Knitted Wool'
Gloves and Mittens 25
CAPS
, Ladies' Knitted Aviation Caps. .$1.15
Ladies' and Misses' Knitted Motor
Hoods : $1.50
' WAISTINGS—Fancy Messaline. Silk
Waistings at  .85c. per yard.
PILLOW TOPS—Art Denim and
Linen Pillow Tops, stamped and printed at  45
LAUNDRY BAGS.—Art Denim and
Linen Laundry and Collar Bags at 85c.
■.STAMPED LINEN for embroidery,
Doilies, Centre Pieces    and    Towels;
tasteful designs, ._._..' 25 to .75
USE BELDINGS' EMBROIDERY
.   SILK
.    We are agents    for   BUTTERICK
PATTERNS and THE DELINEATOR.
Men's Wear
ALL WOOL UNDERWEAR
^Saturday only $1.75 per Suit
' Extra Heavy, All-wool Men's Underwear, double breasted, trimmed with
sateen facings, warm, very serviceable.
Special at  -. $1.75
BOYS' SWEATERS
Saturday only  $1.00
Heavy, all-wool Sweaters, nearly all
styles, including closed neck with roll
collar, V neck, buttoned, "closed neck,
buttoned ..over shoulder and Sweater
Coats, all Saturday only, at $1.00
$15.00
MEN'S SUITS
The arrival of npw goods has enabled
us to place a good selection of Pure_
-Wool Worsted and Tweed Men's Suits"
,on special sale.     These have regularly
sold for $18.50.and $20.00;.now offered
at a good saving.
PURE WOOL MITTENS
Saturday only . .7 .. .3 pairs for $1.00
Unusual bargain, heavy weight, "pure
Wool Mittens, regular price ..-. ... ,50c.
CHILDREN'S REEFERS
-  AND OVTRCOATS
REEFERS in heavy Mackinaw Cloth,
in black or blue, lined with red flannel,
very warm; sizes 3 to 10 years.
Prices , $4.00 to $5.50
OVERCOATS of heavy Blanket Cloth
in black, seams piped Avith, scarlet;
hood of same material lined with scarlet flannel; excellently made; sizes 3
to 10 years.   Prices ... .$4.75 and $5.00
OVERCOATS of' heavy brown diagonal Tweed,'lined, with heavy black
throughout; trimmed with velvet collar and brass buttons; sizes 3 to 10
years.   Prices.... $4.50, $4.75 and $5.00
OVERCOATS, good choice of long
Coats with military collar and belted
backs. Warm, heavy coat for little
men. • Prices  .$7.50 to $12.50
Our Boys' Department is entirely
complete with full selections of everything the little ones and their older
brothers require.
BOYS'HEAVY PANTS
, .KNICKERBOCKERS of extra heavy
untearable Tweed, well lined'throughout, made by the celebrated Carss .Mackinaw Clothing Co.; sizes froni 22 to
32.      Prices   $1.10
and up according to size. s
"GET UP!" SAYS BIG BEN.
Big Ben is an admirable example of
what expert clockmakers can. do. An
ALARM CLOCK that keeps excellent
time, rings just when you want, either
five straight minutes or every other half
minute during ten minutes, unless you
snut it off.    Get one and Be on Time.
Everyone cannot afford to.pay,,$6.to
$8 per pair for their "shoes. ■ To meet
the smaller sized pocketbook we are offering a good selection of Men's Shoes
at $4.00 to $5.00. These are well made, ,
new stock, on. up-to-date styles, that...
wear well and hold the original shape.
°BOX AND VELOUR CALF Men's'
Shoes,   Blucher' cut, heavy sole, full .
length toe, at , .$4.00 pair
GUNMETAL Men's Shoes, Blucher
cut, good' value at $5.00, for $4.25 pair.
VELOUR CALF Men's Shoes, Blucher cut. leather lined, at $4.50 pair.
HIGH-TOP MEN'S BOOTS,-just the
thing for bad weather; regularly^ sold
at $6.50. Special Saturday and Monday at v .7.1 .$5.00
HIGH-TOP MEN'S BOOTS... .$4.50
We offer a limited number of broken
sizes that regularly sell for $5.75 for '
$4V50.■"< Good opportunity to get a bargain; better come early! •
RUBBERS.—Our Stock of RUBBER *
BOOTS,    OVERSHOES    and   heavy
goods for miners and lumbermen is
the1 largest we have'ever carried, and*
because of this we are enabled to sell
at lower prices than ever before.., We
ean supply anything required of first',
class goods, guaranteed to give perfect
satisfaction.   RUBBERS. _   7
MEN'S SUITS SPECIAL
Our COAL CREEK STORE is
offering extra special values this
week in Men's Suits; good choice
of sizes. Everyone a real
BARGAIN. 7
$10.00    to    $25.00
Everything   for  tlie   Home   and  for
SATURDAY SPECIALS,
' GROCERY"   ;  ''.  ' '''>(-
TETLEY'S   SPECIAL  BLEND   BULK .
,.   TEA .71   .3 lbs; for $1
TETLEY'S oSPECIAL  BLEND  PACKAGE TEA.  — .per lb.
Best Government "Creamery Butter, 2 lbsi ■
for    -..,	
Jersey Cream, Family size 5 for  *
Quaker Oats .. 5 lb. packages, each
Heinz Tomato- Catsup ............pints >
Crosse and. Blackwell's Marmalade, 41b.
tins■ - '.[.:. '	
Shield Hams  .per lb.,
Banquet Bacon  ."  per lb.
Colombo Olive Oil. V* gal. 1
Fresh'Apple Cider ...'. per gal.
Heinz Sauerkraut : .. .3 lbs for
Heinz Sweet Girkins . _ per qt.
Heinz Pork and Beans small, 2 for
Heinz Tomato Soup \ .' small, 2 for
Pan Pan Sauce   v. each
Canned Corn  3 tins for
Our. Carload of California Dried Fruits
the holidays will arrive next week.
Wooden-ware
-  . ■/'■,■■,—,   ■'—  •'       '••~:,
Special Prices.   Big
Reductions
Heavy. Cable Brooms  each
Heavy-Wing House Brooms . ..S.. .each
Heavy Empress Brooms   each
Medium No. 1 Brooms each   ■
Medium No. 2 Brooms each
Whisk Brooms  7 ... .each
Toy Brooms   .each
Floor Hair Brooms *. .each 1
Good Scrub Brushes . .each .10, .15, .20 and
Shaving Brushes ; .'each
Glass Wash Boards  each
' Brass Wash1 Boards ....:.......;. each
Nickle Wash Boards ..' each
Enamel Wash Boards  .~ each
Zinc Wash Boards _ each
Easy Washers each 10
Rolling Pins   ''. ..'...'.. .7 ..*.. •.'. each
Dominion Silent Matches per pkg
Dominion Parlor Matches per pkg.
in   it
.00 \
35
75
.50
.25
.25
.70
.23
.24
.15
.85
.25
.40
.25
.25
.20
.35
for
.75
.75
.60
.50
.40
.20
.20
.00
.25
.25
.40
.45
.45
.45
.25
00
20
25
20
Money
Saving
F rices
-WOOD
>
The
Store of
Quality
Harry Bridge, of Nanaimo, was in
town during tho week.
Signor Dicastro    has    opened    his
otudio on ,Howland Ave.
Chinook Colliery worked on Thanksgiving Day. All othor camps took the
holiday.
A Chinaman is In tho local jail on n
charge' of having in his possession
opium.
Judge Thompson will preside over
tlio County Court sessions which commence. In Fornio on Friday noxt.
Our friend J. C, Turner recontly
occuplod ibo chnlr at a meeting in
Victoria at which C, M. OTlrlon was
tho prirelpal speaker.
Chas. Beaver, of Hillcrest, dosires to
thank all thoHo who so kindly contributed townrdi. tho suhscrlptlon which
wiih made for him last month, and
which ronllz.d $153,50.
Constable Bevan took two prisoners
to  Nelson  this  week.
J. ■ S. T\ Alexander, govornmont agent, is holding Small Debts Court
along the Pass,
Chief Minty and party inspected
the hotels around Elko and Morrlssey
during tho week.
E. F. Ambroy, who is on tho staff
of ,tho Provincial Govomment office
In-frernlo, 'leaves for Victoria the first
weok in December,
Tho following marringo licenses wore
Issued by Iho local govornmont ngeiit
during tho week: Oa Novombor 0,
Clms. GroBloy to Nolllo Dulford. On
November 7, Louis Tacodott to Adellnn
Feraro.
/      THE GRAND
This theatre has caught on once
again and is ibeing well attended. The
new manager is strengthening the orchestra and giving the patrons an ex
cellcnt service of pictures.' For tonight and tomorrow tho programme is,
Army Aviation Practice,' "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (comedy),
"Taking a Chance' (Victor drama),
"Land of Death" (American drama),
"Wrecked Taxi" (Thanhdusor drama),
"Corona" (tho'Vonlco of Spain), and
"Percy's Mascot" (comedy),
PRINTERS' PI
The now addition to tlio Central
Pcliool ls gradually approaching thai
singe when It run bo oucIohoiI, the
walls iiow boing half way up on to
llio second Btoroy.
Dlod on Friday morning, Novombor 8, Allan S. McFnddon, non of Hugh
McFnddon, of Crow's NoBt, at tlio ago
of ill years 9 months. Funorul will
tnko placo tomorrow (Snturday) after-
noon from tho undertaking parlors of
Thomson nnd Morrison.
A case of small pox brolco out 1*
tho Annex, Tho sufferer was taken
to tho Isolated Hospltnl nnd tho houses quarantined and guarded, Two
men wero released from tho hospital
this weok, ibut thoro nre still four Inmates tllOrO.
Oonoral Mnnagor Monzlos, of tho
North WoHt Improvement Co,, Ib In
town from ltoslyn, Wash. IIo has
bron looking ovor tho Conl Crook
mlnofl, and lion boon visiting Mnwigor
Wilson. Mr, Mcnzlos Ih accompanied hy IiIh wlfo, and Ih roturnlng from
u vlHlt to Northern Alborta.
Principal Daniels, of tlio city
MUiuuin, iu|iuiitt un iivi-nigu alien-
i3..m--' diu.jjf,' Del<.-.a i/l .").", T),t.
total enrollment Iuih wnciuni CM,
.122 boys nnd IM Rlrln. Considering
Uio provnlonro of whooping cough,
measles, mumpH nnd othor slight 111-
Tho froo shows at tho a rand nnd
the IhIh last Sunday night brought out
lo tho full tho( popularity of thoso two
houses with (ho Fornlo public, At
both hoiiHOH every Inch of spaco waB
takon up and llio pictures hIiowii wero
of n high standard,
80CIALI8T PARTV
On Sunday evening, Novombor lOth,
a moo! lug will bo hold In tho base
fnoiil of tlio MlnorB' Hnll, commencing at hovoh o'clock. Addresses will
bo glvon by W. L, Phillips nnd J, W.
Honnott. A cordial Invitation Ib ox-
ton dod to ovoryono to no In at ton-
dnnco,
*r,s-   .j   t;...\ ...vij    ftUOU,
nnd the roll continues to climb,
RADIUM, LIQUID AIR     '
AND  WIRELE88
Professor Patty brlugo upparatus
nnd Bovernl tubes of this rnn.nrknt.lo
minora) to show our peoplo m>xt Friday night nt tho Baptist Church, nnd
will provide an evening rt «xperlimn-
tntlon to bo long remembered, Mo
will also domon_.t-.ito tlm wonders of
Liquid Air and Wlroloss Telegraphy
the name ovenlng.
THE  1818
('U.ii .»ui_,/u_uj_ia_  1.1 oiul  I in; juil.  i|U.I
tht- orrhrftn cnnHn.K1? tn plrni'o. Dn
Tuosday night the drawing for thc
Fornlo Stoam Landry prlzoH. vnluo $.10.
took plnco nt this house, nnd roHiiltod
iih followH.    1st prliMi,   $lR,ori, .Toll..
Wo*.;   ;.>;:■!   '•;•!;:;■•   *iririii   i\-   n.y. "■ •
:trd prize, $,.,00, Mr. Lob«lnger. TIiobo
drawings arn hold tlio first, TuoBilny
In oncli month,
The programme for tonight nnd tomorrow Ib: "Tho Buffalo limit * (101
lllHon feature), "Pursued by PrlBCIIln"
(comody), "Tho I.lfo of Honor, or
Llfo as olhor« llvo It," "Tho Prlro of
Pence" (?.<>x drnmn), On WVdnrmlny
nnd Thursday a 3% ronl (!.,r.OO foot)
feature 1.1m entltlod "8t, floorgo nnd
tho Dragon," will he «hown. ThU Is
ano of tbo noted Milano Company'n
IntoRt, nnd whnt I* iaid to bo greatest,
production,
' The make-up man in a rural weekly newspaper offlco got full of hard
elder a fortnight ago and mixed up
items reporting nn auction salo and
a wedding coromony, Tho' description ran as follows:
"Charllo Blank tho only son of Mr.
and MrB, Joseph J, Blank, was disposed of at public auction to Margaret
Dash, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dash,
of lot four, sixth concosslon, In the
prosenco of eighty guests, Including
two mules nnd nlno hend of horned
cattle, ltcv. J, lilnkB tied the nuptial knot, avoraglng 1,200 pounds on
tho hoof.
"Tho bonutlful homo of tho brldo
was vory tastefully decorated with
one set of harness, nearly new; boforo tho coromony, Mondo.BBohn'B
wedding march wns glvon softly by
twonty-ono flvo year old milch cowb,
looking perfectly charming In n light
miring wagon, tap buggy, opon buggy
nnd wlioolbfirrow,
"Tlio groom Ib a woll-k.iown young
mnn; <j popular In society circles of
about thlrty-olght liorl-Hhlro hogs,
whllo tlio brldo Is nn accomplished
nnd talented teacher .of a drovo of
Poland China Blioats, podlgroo fur-
ulHhed If desired,
"Among tho many presontB woro
one hundred buahols of wheat, ono
drag hnrrow. linv fori.. rm.r> nnrl p.,V
loyHv and othor articles too numerous
to mon tlon.
"Tho bridal party loft on yesterday
jiiornliiK'B boat on an oxtendod trip,
Blx months on approved Joint note,
four por cont off for ensh.
NEW COAL FIELD
VANCOUVER, B. C, .Nov. 5.—S. G.
Malleoli, of the Dominion Geological
Survey, Ottawa, who has just returned
from the Groundhog basin, a new coal
field in the north, says:
"The field ls hardly so extensive as
at first supposed and is somewhat cut
by faulting. There promises, how-
over, to bo an enormous tonnage available for mining, The coal can bo
doscrlbed as an anthracite, picked
samples running from 88 to 85 por
cent In fixed enrbon". , One Vancouver company, which is doing qulto a
lot of development will koop a parly
of workmen thore during tho winter.
GIRL GETS FATHER'S JOB
The NcIbop News reforB to It. P,
Oroon as Dr. Green, Was this Intended aa a delicate compliment to Mr,
flrcon In ordor to confer upon tilm tho
title of "Dr. of PolltlcB'-T-noBsland
Minor.
"I simply <f»n*t ninnd tho toot of nn
automobile horn."
"How'f that?"
"A follow oloport with my wlfo In on
autoniobllo, And every Una I boar •
horn toot I think Iio'b brlnglnj. hor
bar*/
Robert Louis of Toledo, Ohio, told
tho following story nt tho headquarters
of tho Chicago Federation while tramping in search of work:
"I havo boon employed by a blcyclo
firm ln Toledo, Ohio, for yoars, and
gavo perfect satlflfnotlon, I ran a
small drill prcsfl nnd was paid $1.75
per day. I managed to'kcop my llttlo
family, consisting of my wife ft
daughter of seventeen nnd a son ton
yoars of ago. Tho factory wm olo*
od for about a month last fall, nnd
whon It openod an advertisement for
glrlB nppoured ln tho nowBpapors. I
aulau! for i(iy old Job, but was told
thoy wouldn't bo nblo to put mo on for
a weok or two. I tbon told my dnu-
ghtor to go to tho factory and «eo If
sho couldn't got Homothlng to do, Wo
had llttlo money, and I thought If sho
could onrn $11 or $4 a wook It would
koop thb wolf from tho door till I got
back to work.
"She applied for a position und got
It. 1 asked hor what sho was doing,
and she told mo bIio wnB running a machine. I thought no moro nbout H at
|ho tlmo; but nB tlio wooIcb wont by
r._if. mv n'o^il^rdt^nr1 ffo*o r'*1«',n*','t'y
turned down, T hf>i.nn tn think thlngB
woro not ns thoy Bhould ho at tho factory, QuoHtlonlng my girl closely ono
night, I mado tho discovery that sho
wns running tho vory mnchlno I had
operated for vnnra nnd' thnt mv lob
was gona for t^ood. Other machines
woro run by fihis, and a lot ot mon
woro out of work. I couldn't got a
Btoady- Job In Toledo, but with lho
girl's wn goo nnd odd JobB picked up,
wo managed to got along.
"Ono day my dnughtor'i hand got
eauiiht In tho mnflilncry nnd hho wns
bo disabled thnt nnotlior girl got hor
Job, I could not support tho family
on tho odd jobs I got, so I left tho
city to get work elsewhere. I am
not an old man, hut f havo found it
hnrd to get a fob nt th/» work I nm
used to.'-Excbango.
BAILIFF SEIZES ,.   ,
MAYOR'S CHATTELS
VICTORIA, B.C., Nov. 3.—A bailiff
entered the house of John. L. Beck-
wlth, Mayor of Victoria, yesterday following a judgment of the., Supreme
Court which awarded damages of
$1,000 to Roy Barnum, a hypnotist,
whoso performances In the city were
stopped,by the Mayor.
The Mayor was given 15 days cither
to pay tho monoy or outer nn appoal,
Ho did neithor so.that the sheriff sont
a bailiff in the usual way to take possession of tho goods ond' chattels of
his Worship until such tlmo as the
amount of judgment with costs is settled, c
KEPT DIAMOND POINT8      ■
FOR WAGES
Man  Charged With -Theft of Goods
Worth $5,000,
ThomnB ID. Powoll, ehnrgod with the
theft of $3,000 worth of diamond drill
points, tho proporty of Dr. Inge, of
Calgary, on Octobor _B last, wob lot go
on suspended sentence hero on Monday by county court Judge Thomson.
Ab a result of a dispute as to wages,
Powoll refiiBod to dollvor tho carbon
polntB to Dr. Inge, his employer and
undertook to tnko thorn to Spokane,
alleging that ho would return thorn
upon a satisfactory sot tlo ment of 1.1b
wngos,,
RICH COAL FIELDS OF
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Poglnnlng nbout fifty mllos oast of
Lothbridgo nnd extending, with tho exception of an intermission of about
forty miles, a distance of 140 mlloo
woBt or tho city, through tho main
rnngo of tho Rocky Mountains and
Into tho Bouthonstorn corner of tho
province/ of IlrltlBli Columbia, Hos tho
largost   known   nnd   hoavIOBt   pro-
uukii-b   nbiun   tin   i.iui.   Jim lion   Ul   U.u
American conflnm. situated went of
tho gront lakoB. sny« a writer In tho
Chicago Trlbuiio.
Tho territory embracing tills conl
flold Iiob boon aptly called "tho coal
ll'C.!
C1."."._.'." "
Its position ns tho commercial contro
and supply point of this flold, as woll
nil from tho fact thnt n numbor of tho
biggest mines In the field aro sltuntod
In tho olty, that lho sobriquet, so ofton
applied to Lothbridgo, "lho eoal city
of tho wheat country," has hoon derived.
Tho mining of coal in Ibis territory
commoncod nbout thirty yoara ago, at
tho time vrht-n the Canadian Paolflo
Railroad was built ncrous tho continent, and the first mines, for many
years tho only mines, wero thoso situated, at Loth bridge,
i
Since then the development of western Canada, the Increase in its population and the consequent Increase in
tho demand for coal, has caused the
coal mining Industry tfT increase by
leaps and bounds, until at the present a total annual.production approximating 6,000,000 tons, and affording
employment to between 6,000 and 7,000
miners.        -        '
Although the mining of conl was
commenced In thG eighties, It1 was not
until the beginning of tho present century that tho annual production began
to reach appreciable proportions. Evon
In the year .1901, tho total coal production In the northwosl territories
was only 3.0,0.0, tons. In 1004 tho
total production was 782,301 tons, but
In 1000 the province of Alborta alone
produced 1,385,000 tons. By 1000 the
total production of lignite, bituminous nnd anthraclto coal In Alborta
alone had reached 2,374,320 tons, nnd
In :I910 lho production was 3,030,5555
tons. In tho latter year the production of the mlneB ln tho Crow'B Nost
Pass district of tho province of British Columbia waB 2,000,141 tons, malting'ft total production for tho flold" of
5,045,004 tons.
In the southwestern part of Alberta
lignite nnd low enrbon bituminous
oonls nro found In groat, quantities.
LlgnttoB nra mined at Morlnvlllo and
Edmonton and at numerous othor
points for locnl ubo. Tho coat at
tho mines runs from 05 cents for Black
coal lo $2,50 for soloctod lumpH, Tho
low enrbon bituminous coals, mined
chiefly nt' Lothbridgo, Tnbor, Burmls
and Lundbrook, bring from $1,50 to
$3 a ton nt t|io mlnos, Considerable
coal dovoldpmont Ib going on nt
ISdson and tho' quality of conl Ib re-
portod ns n fairly good stoam coal.
Thoro is an Inferior grado of anthraclto found in Bankhond nnd coko Is
produced at Llllo and Blairmore, In
1010 over 120 collieries woro operated
and about 3,000,000 tono of coal produced,
New conl flolilH In tho northwest,
which Chicago syndiontos among others nro developing, will supply tho fuol
roqulrod by tho Grnpd Trunk Pacific
transcontinental railroad at Its tor-
minus, Prlnco Rupert. Big development work already has beon undertaken on conl properties on (Irahnm nnd
Queen Charlotte lslnnd, On Graham
Island tho BrltlBh Pnolflo Coal Company Ib dovoloplng a largo propor|y,
whoro tho anthracite has been exposed by open cuts at Intervals for moro
than n mile of llu length, tho thlckncm
having Icon found to average six feot.
LABOR LEADER ON
TRADE  UNION   BILL
LONDON, Oct., 31—The standing
committee of the House of Commons
Is considering the. Trade' Union bill,
which has been framed by the government "to meet the.'recent Osborne ,
judgment.
While the unions mny apply fuhde
for specified pollticnl objects and under > certain conditions, the new bill
statos nevertheless members of thoso
unions who tire not willing to contribute to such poltlcal funds may claim
exomptlon without suffering any disability.
Ramsay Macdonaid, commenting on
tho bill, doelarod that political notion •
waB absolutely essential for tho union
movomont, nnd If a man Joined tho
union ho should contribute to tho political fund,
Classified Ads.-Gent a Word
NOTICE
If John Warlaby, brother-in-law of
Wlnounsklo (docoasod) Into of Corbin, B.C., will kindly communicate with
District Socrotary A. J, Carter, ho will
hear of something which will bo to
Ills Interost,
, WORK Wanted by tho day by wld-
ow,    Apply, Lodgor OKIco.
DOG POUND—Black Spaniel Pup
found, Ownor ean havo Bamo by
paying expenses, Apply, J. Leech.
Wost Fornlo.
Electric Restorer for Men
Phosnhono! r«slor«i _v«ry o.rve tn tht body
vim and vlullty. rrenuiv.ro decry »iul ill tuxiti
m-aknc-S *r<.tM Bt one*. n.Aiptti.«iol 1O.1
'julcoyou■ ntwmnn, t'rlet 13■ I'M.ori«-. fr.
rt„ M»kWtH"»". twM'«»». tU»liu*«w-U U«u_f
.o.,t.t,U»lii«i'iiu«.<.ut- ,
, WANTHD,—Fifty loaders at now
mine of Chinook Coal Company, Ltd.,
nt Ooalgato, near Diamond Olty, Altn.
Btoady work. Apply to Chinook Coal ^
Compnny, Ltd., Shorlock Building,
Lcthbrldgo, or dlroot to superintendent, W. P. ThomnB, Diamond City,
Atbmta.   . It:2
r.T.T''.f.flMA_..IN<V— K younp; lady,
flrBt cIbbb DroBBmaker, Ib noeklng employment by tho cwiy. Apply, caro
Mrs, Carlylo, MoPhoraon 'Avo,, or
■Pl-Mio US. nt-12
WANTI3D-MKN to soil lota In our
Athabasca Landing subdivisions; our
milOBmen In western towns are making
good monoy. Tho Croat Athabnsi.n
Land Co., 16 Alborta Block, Calgary.
3_-1_
KOIl BALM—Two Uomington Typo-
writers In good condition. Apply,
Law* and Fisher. 4t
FOB BENT.—Four-roomed Houso
—Apply, W. Mlnton, Lindsay Ave.,
Annex, or "H.M.," ledger Office.

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