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J8. C.fJFEBRUARY 15,1913.
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YALBAN'y^nJy:? FepT.lT2.^Htfw*fphll'."
;dren of ^tender; years slave for hours
, in-'caJining^Bheds.; with- their, blfstpr-
?- '5. ed^liigera^'^VrftPPedyin, J^a,^wliiles
■^ ^.Yothera' 7vitotl Y- inlY'tenements, - makliig
' ?fSf.U>Z8',l floFeVs^andUpIumesiYandYhow
-.v i women ' toil ".'excessively. „■. sometimes
- - $ for- raere^pjttancea^in industrial; In-
vi' 5K'-»t,0li^iln) tWBr*tate,: ia ^described:
•;'. f;Jn..thovr*ik>rt ;§f-;tlie' Ne^-.York' State
,:«^ factory ;""vinvesflgatingc*I commiC .oe
•' "..'which ,,wa'B'aubmittedv^taday,"to. the"
• ,i".-'The reports says; that .the. caiiners
■•;*•-j .operatingjin the., rural districts- have
.v-|-neyer;,pbeyed^the State.child labor
; tlieir
,,• • K:T_ean8 and- >usk corn1-are. not* fact-'
■-.£ 1 ories''and■ that-under;"oei-tain. condi-
■ J", '• v $ - tiona-ithe "-'iempioyment-;!dr,^childt«on'
. -.4"-. _-.; o'C'llflut ».■.-"«■• "';'■- *■ '.r - i-Y
comparative re$t,**buf by Another almost as' bad. -And .the.- pay averages"
ten-cents,an'hour,'.'. *7X■■'• X' \7'" {
CYBeaideB^" this, subject,-«-th«f^ report
also.considers fire.problems, .danger-
pus tradesyentllatlon and, sanitation,
and "recommends as to the first'that
i_he?num_>er pf4yor;ker8':jnTany,.factory.
bbiimlteiitb'tlie^aliacltirof the atalr-
I'; »■ y i' i\ -. ^--Th-ey^have • Y contended ~ thatrj i&i
i-V X. '.'i.-'ahedB-. in -.which" the ''Children'! ja
.'^^employment^ of mereibabies,",'
the" commiasion- hofds,'has beeii :the
• a -
citizen" of the Dominion takeai'course
of''military training;1; and^pasBinr- a
resolution recommending;*a^'general
strike throughout. the'-world •" on 'the
declaration", of war:by! any->of \\b'e
great powers, the New -Zealand' labor
conference ^today had a'stormy meeting..-1 v„ •;-,- '_ ,^>"y.' T'.X.y.T''
■\'.Indignant^references- ,toYthe .coldblooded way in "which the'po-fyeral were
dealing;with,the trouble in..the Bak
kan8, and to the seemingly constant
endeavor oT.British and .German newspapers to stir,up strife between those
two countries were made by the speak-
ers,"-"" ; .^-" ."    ,ti T<y. ' .'•' ''
' Considerable argumentensuedwhen
the.Socalist portion 01 the conference
favored -putting forward every ^effort
Immediately to^ prevent the children
of the;laboring,classes frpni obeying
-, The, cooler section*of the delegates
succeeded in persuading .the meeting
against .any militant action but.voted
with the rest of the conference for an
immediate, repeal bf the law making
military" training .compulsory.     . .-"-'
.! v -;.7  \<': reaultand. it;adds5 that^of l,259,tchil-.
y y{ i drehset:_^o%in:32'i8-^fl.t-toe
, > \'"-"c!_ waB • iij. and* thV.youngest., war three.
XXfX *■ '.Many vor»j^ej^ime^.*-tthe^repoirt
"^ Y«''' '<*! -explains,' are,'.opposed \ to'the' employ--
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,.,.*___^rt_4»,'^(Contributed) ~-Y ^7 .'
tr-K there-is"a*wide "gulf between man
and the lower'anlmals, it is the-pow-
er,man. possesses in- writing his Ms-,
tory," and, coir-inunicatjng his thouglits
'juj^n/l^^mwl^^riie^most wonder-
iul .tbing toa^'accompiiBKed^hia'super-
'ioriiy of man; ifl the indention of tools,
'especially j the peib. |V7f^X"7 -A 3_t, ~4.
|" By^the aidjpfHhll' little, iifetruinent;
mari'S;'th'ough"tB-ar'e. expressedfof his
earljriiistniggles-jind handed down 'to
;', parents,-of the fchlldfen 7? make :theni
-" irf-yrn ,J5*»i' f% ™- • i": i
-•,Y'Y--.Y- Pathetic /instances of ;-,this compul-,
7 Sri llttie^'fol-^Brf.'of^.ll^had'' stopped4 work1
„ >•>.? for>;"8econ4;and;wa8 .tbrowing'some^^
./"Yl beaii snlpplngs'at another:YfflsTfather.-
;>*7.;vf-hit.hlm^brutallyfacrosa tlie face-iand-
-'-' *'"}' eet-hlm^tO'OTlppingjaOTi^^.i^v ~;-X
; ;, i-V j :-'• ^'One; of^b»^irOT^> irilpec toirl'^tfB ■ an
.. 1* 4 IUliftnyTOe^jnai^toryie^     .Bhed
■K"'"' '.*;. ^-at'0.36;tlii_tt \»lgh,t.! - AbQiit'.,jii' dozen-
-' • V- " X*- children 'were^atill ftheie'i* and - half
Tof tho-floor, was .covered,a .foot deep
^'^Ith'.bMu which;i".wew.:.Yheld-'over
Toaay;%werare-lnv.touch4 with , the
.world^ofhumaaHhought and progress,
,we^are*m6d^'wyf, we.laugh and.aire-
hjlmoredY-we;'areY made mad -and
cruBh^ "one anptlier for,the mastery .of
.exlBterice'.^' OhY.wbnderful pen! ,4hdu
?0^^?^.°»n!»i?otent.God., ,.v .J,
7^W«'^hear, .much "these ."days of the
iriaaatriaitComion'^lth, ranH'^re'are
II j'
posterity.^:'ft>,, -a
TEN KlCLEDrAND'    ;Y- '*
^ MilliYpWOilHDEDIHY 7:
Reaches the South'Pole",.But-Entire
-,-X\ •■ ^*^y ,°' ,^'ve. Pereons „ yr .
- • " Y     ~   Y'- Perishes _''''     : .-
<., OAMARU, Ne^r Zealand, I^eb. 10.—
Captain Robert F. Scott and _iis:party,
were overwhelmed by a blizzard on-
their^ return journey from the South
^XX*?,'LXxXi„X X x \yXX
" The'entire'party* perished'.   ~* They
reached the South" Pole" on January 18,-
1912. Y-y ' ->;"  Y'1.-;1"" -'""  - 7   '•
CHARLESTON,--W.-Va.,' Feb.' IL—
Ten persons are dead,' and a score
wounded as a result of a battle Monday between strikers, and authorities
near Muclow,'- "West Virginia, In the
Kanawha coal' strike district.
' Seven of the dead' are' strikers and
the others guards.
- Eight strikers were "captured and
brought here chaiged'Tvith rioting."
* Of the' five companies of state' mill-'
".la- ordered 'to'the strike, district _, by
Governor Glaisock early. Monday, two
from'this city*reached,their destination'' about" nine Vclock. Ttiree. com-
pariies''frbm Huntington, 'W. ya1., are
expected. here 'before midnight, A 6th
company was ordered- to proceed from
J'ayettesvIHe for Muclow.' ''ry*''' ''.  -
tnesting the guilty parties!. Upon his
arrival before the shack Oziist ran out
and threatened him with* a shotga.'i
if he came any closer. Ozust was
however, arrested" a- little later* and
committed to stand In MacLeod.
According to a witness, Tom Malet-
inka, who swoj-e to finding several
bullet holes in the vvalls of the-',house,
the whole affair must have somewhat
resembled a pitched battle, resulting
indeed in two casualties.
Blazy Oziist was sentenced to' two
years ln the Edmonton penitentiary
at hard labor. He was represented by
Colin MjacLeod, while W. M. Campbell
acted for the Crown.
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I y ' * ■-■-i/-;!!Ho;'i'^omBn_'i«anf,w^ ^from -JO • to
X-'; *-.;,|'2i;,.liouw'!a^'d_iy':lor',.,wwit«,;^
7T' ■"' •..YcaaeB. even months/Yw^tifioutMnna-
caseB, even,'monthi,-■
•?,!>..:. .•■-..•..._>.!>..' ..>t..l>_'-
  jwlthVut permanent injury to'haf health; -,;rY;,>;;., 'y
yyr'y^'yilT 'iMX«t,i wpiM_i'j;»w)f^n_r'.thlii!t6_y'
X XTX '*|^w"« ' in'Jblndorfea, canherlea, factp^
YY'*.;.•'^/'•b"wd li|£'l__«|i'_AopiB dtjr"Ing,tho,;-«Ix'
f.^vJY'^r^wookBVVChrTrtiit^^ this ,l»rjr*
J ,1/".'-  ;t:eiinnorlisB the'wOTk^keenfl'iin^orflttr!
rcannorlo? the'work;kcyops 'up*pretty,
j~rf«ularly during a^eaaon;of four'or
;' five months, A\w«ek-Cof 85Ho94
IS hourt—In 'one^'ea^liO^'f ";wprkln'ir
I houra^la liot followed by, a week'of
„ _. '_yy '....-'■•-. ",7' _. •: '• _'
I" f-
■"-•   TORONTp^ob.l2.~In'tHo Ontario'
7*.i leglBlaturo on^MondAyj'; fimSwtiDeri:-'
*, \ aid (Oentro nriice) (lutl-oduoed a. Bill
'^to extend.the;full4»rfvilefe'franchise'
* 'Imunlolpal oleetlone,' ''TsX^T^X't;
*   .tlUBtave Evantural, ot Preeoott^li-
»c returning to the attack, on; bilingual
,',; IsohooU."  He wanta cojjieB of ail ,tho
\ cprrodipondohco betwoon DlBhop, Fall-
ten and tho provincial loereUry^the
., '■. ttnlnlflter of publlo work* and any mom'
7'. liwiOt the irovfiijument of thia subject
, ' alnoe May.Wll. ..
lead to" its realization.:; The'common-
^eattK .of thought-^ndJletteraiB'Badly
jaegleotedY'This Is?wealth'.dwit all can'-
'-^a^l^^-^k^A^Ur. Spe^k
to.thbsfejWho' haye-BultiVated "a taste
ately;transformedrand are glad to, tell
of>.the'ir-rlch,fl_id. r\Book8vare'truly
the.repbsltorlos'of the richest.gems of
iiieii%?'}.p'y. . _'-■•   ■      .;;,
"Books oah'couBe tha flag 'of peacV,
u'V.T_iro|Vearth1_o be unfurled., 77}
v Pr^uel9'the;paHlameW.'of iman. , t,
.i';\y«i,the[miniftg; fraternity of .Penile,
are,,Aak'ingraimoye In'' the "direction
as an IndiBpeniable.part pf our Inatl-
tute; ViQtorHugo'aays:'''Open'ichools
and you-atrthe Mme; time iCloBe your
prison gatea,;,'- The,same may be tra*
!r>^pj4tej!i^*i>?l.'v ..:   1
. One may morallie upon the conduct
and oharacterof^rie'a fellowmen and
women. "Why;J(ndiygo In such sentl-
mental.vap6rJWn|$?. Provide good II-.
brarles.and clean entertainment halls,
and "one, can iftfeiyjet the charactor
at) youth dovf lop'^ccordlngly,
" .FellowmenI,1b this not true? are not
schools arid libraries the wealthiest
poaieBglonB of a olty?      :
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cvCHK.AGO, Feb. J.—Permision to file
,two surety bonds of'$60,000 each for
the release from the'government .prison at;. Fort Leavenworth, Kansas,r of
Oiaf;Tvettmoe"-and E..AYciancyr San
Frariciaco labor" leaders,Yconyicted at
ing- dynamite,'-was' asked .of tlie ;TJnited
State8."courtTof appeals^here'/tKis afternoon by Defense, Attorney-Zoline.
.The court'a^'ariginar-ruling.bai'reci .the
acceptance .<if, surety^bonds. c..
.r ■ The-'court' thiB afteraoonY however,
and probably-,will;repder its decision
tomorrows;.. BalCt^tht-amouiit of |30-
000 was «]ibmittef-today for the release of H^f Legl<j>Itner_;.of Pittsburg
another of the convicted labor leaders.
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7 Tfllf^EpliE
. EDMONTON,; Feb. 13.~Tmportant
provisions areVcbntained in the' mines
act,'the first-'reading'of which -was
given in the Alberta -legislature, yesterday. ".Employment of women,'and
boys "under"14";,in or" about 'mines is
prohibited. \Boys .over'14 may be employed;! but. not'underground, if .they
have: attainedi~a"" certain education.
Plans of .egress", from the mine must
beJ posted'-ih;_consploifous places." ',-''
-There:mu*8t' Be -separate' plans f each
working7^and'eacli "must;have alternative ways'of egresa^Ybeepening of'the
mines bf'th©1-province and the Intro-
rendered?neceisary'the' reporting of
amount'of coM*dust as well as "gas in
mines,"this~i$ovIalon"-being embodied
in-the acit.'^Unlfprm' sets^df 'ruleB
will be eMorcedYthr'oughqutthe"' mines
of the provinoe>'and' power is given to
the.ministers tb.jijflke new/rules from
time^to ti5ie.,,ffThe-b"6ard of-'examlners
will be provincial instead of local. * ,
r Provision^ is made "for a' committee
of, workmen to, Inspect the • mines * at,
leaat once a month: - In case' of accident, the place must not be disturbed
unnecesBarlly. until the-Inspector has
had an • opportunity - to! aee < lt.' - Wlib're
a mine inspector asks, for alterations
ahdaii owner of mariagor refuses he
may withdraw the men working in' the
mine,,- The act-will; come into force on
'August 1 next.   , ,.,.y*-.   ■-
MONTREAL^ Feb. %.—It was announced at the offices of the railway
officials^that a mutual,agreement had
been arrived at between the companies and>the -two Brotherhoods of Railroad Trainmen and Railroad, Conductors, to refer^the question of, a revised
wage scale to.a conference of the Eastern Manager's association, to be.held
shortly^ The ■■_ increasesi; asked -for
range from 9 to 22 per cent., according to;the > classification of labor. '.
Majority Report Says Increase Not
<-i   , ■*
Justified—Bennett Supports
Workers' Claims
' y    ~CITY OF
Police   Have   Desperate   Battle  With
y • '    Infuriated Mob—Swords
'      Drawn
_ TOKIO, Feb. 10—Six persons killed
and 65 injured In. the present rioting
here today.' The situation tonight
Is serious. , The* •- Premier,. Prince
Katsura, was .stoned , by a mob in
the streets. JHis .resignation" has
been demanded by the people. Mobs
attacked the offices of the bureaucratic newspaper and threatened the
dwellings of the minister. , They;
burned and wrecked "-postal, stations,
tram cars and private buildings.;
, OTTAWA, Feb. 11.—Appointed to
consider the demands of the' miners
employed at 20 of the mines in the
Kootenay district of British Columbia
the board of, conciliation and-investigation has brought in a majority report, declaring that the increase of 50
cents per day asked for all classes of
labor in the mines is not justified.This
report. Is signed,by AV. H. Bullock-
Webster, chairman;.and C'R. Hamilton, K.-C, representative on the board
of the mine owners.
. J. W, Bennett, representative of the
miners, submits a minority report in
which he urges that the men be granted the increase demanded, urging the
Increased cost of living as* the chief
reason for his decision. - ,,''
,, Both reports   go   at   considerable
length into the points at issue.
The action to be taken by the miners win be'discussed at meetings'in
the,districts concerned this week..
Majority Report -
The -majority report, after setting
forth the nature of the miners' demands says:
"The miners stated that their claim
for an increase-of 50 cents per diem
was based on:
LONDON, Feb.. 13.—The House of
Lords tonight rejected'the, Welsh'disestablishment bill-by 252 to 51.
11.—Before   the
'Clemm Stubbs
NewZealand LiborConference''piaitf
';'. rteiolutlon Demanding Repeal *'
,'. .->    tConierlpt Law, at Once,
'(WJBr.L!NGl,OM,',"N. Z.;- Feb. 12.-
Demanding* that' the' government, to-
poal^ tho coneorlpt law making ovory
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But Majority.; id' Insuffic-
ient--Moye to Nation-
J-. aH«« BrCtinh Min««
liOMDON, Feb.t0.~-the Mlnert' Ifed-
'- -' Yj eratlott of QrpAt^Hlaln haa dojclnro^
"7V \ ■' W » nfa]orlt> of «M0O Jn a total voto
*ii ZZl&Zi .__ .*Wt *>{ __.»iv_Hlay Kor,*-
:■#& /.-". l»f-ffUf. ^rtmtwrtl-'.Tbej-wtooliye;
I   ^7iy7  cotpmlttee,; however,^bM udopted-:*
E $*H> 'rHOIutlon' aaylng Uij«t the b^Joflirli;
i»t larf*»nottr^ fof'iiny.iifltljjjctto be
taken end that tHeft* must bt Mother
'    **F»W/,r
..- J, Kler Hardle hat etated that with'
T'li-Vf-iir'tiiont)i« th« labor pa'rtjr" tn
corijuootlop with theVmin^ra'. fe^era-
tlont will be«lt. « tmt campaign for
, tbfiwti<»alliAtI_w.ofmIijei. HHe»ay»
; th*t a bllfwlll.wkio be prertnlW in
■ - perlUweBt;«.»*-•:    . \- *•,- - *>.- *
Aeebrdlit* to tb* terme ot the bill,
ommoft'rm$7 * weond fnnl being
mmmmo.mmm.1       ySi^'t* , *   '   * f
provldod^to'rfliloom'.thd stock within
a,-given;period. >,,.      ; '   .
Tlto mlnei* vlU ^not be. • bought on
•took . exohang^' ^uotatlonal- ■ < Thnt
would moan .that .they would cost at
m*t (i oOithWiOtM,. but another way ot
sotting,a price,would,ba adopted by
which the cost tq Y the b'ovcrnnumt
would bo rodueoij to not more than
1370,000,006. If v the mlnos vere oat'
,»oiial»r.ed, Mr(j Hurdle deolaros,, cpal
Would Be gold it a'fixed prloe.-Juit
a» vf•*(tt|_« ktainpi are at prenent, and
tlio eoat of'cbn! to ihe eoniumer yfo\\\i
pt'obably not eic^Vj one-Jialf of what
It now,being; pild, Dr the plan tbe
miner we'tiM tia^ be controlled t/'a
manager appointed bx the goven_m»*nf
but wo«i|d "ho nianrecil on mucU" M
usuo llnei m tbs milonil rallware in
France; • Every time tbore waa a dlaputo a eommlltee of workmen from
t-jelr ownranki nhould moot to eon-
alder tbe d(e|fi(i »«d tbe decieloa of
that oommMiio iififliiM ho bfndfti*.\i».
otttbo autng|*raa wellaa tbo work-'
, The miners' atrike.of.lock-out in the
Porcupine district haa, proved - to -be
spmewhat of a aurprlse' party to-the
mine owners.    Despite dally, press re-
poVts tb the effect that the "strike was
over," tho bosses are in sore straights
to secure strike-breakers willing to
accept the reduced wage's offered the
members of tho Western Federation of
Miners, namely $9.25 a day; and In addition paying $1.50 por month for medical attention that they do not receive,
-.During, the. past -weeki-Messrs. McLeod & Stein, 18 Fairfield ■ BIdg., cop
ner Pender and Granville Street, -Vancouver, havo boon trying to hire scabs
to" go east to break tho strike,-admitting, however, that thoro is'a strike
on.,,  ,,      . ... ,    ,. .,,   ...     •.   ,
•Upon telegraphic Instructions from
tho mlno ownors of Porcupine, the
Vancouvor scab procurers havo offered
to advance railway faro,,pay $3,26 a
day, charge,six bits a day for bonrd
and $1.50 a, month for doctors' fees,,
If tho victim remains In the employ
of tho strike-breakers throe months,
railway transportation one way will bo
refunded; If six months can be endured, .the amount deducted for board
will also be refunded, along wltb travelling expenses whllo on routo to tlto
job.   '  ' . ■ Y\-iV
For a strike'.that U "practically sot-
telod" tho above Inducements appear
to, bo' rather an expensive horo premium. _.        __ .' '
Quito a fow Job-seekers from Boattlo
jpvo already been secured lit Vancouver, and W«ro shinnnd unrtnr nm»ctnl
supervision during the weok.—B. O,
k^derat-ontst. ,
FUKUOKA, Japan, Fob. 8.-;-On«
hundred and fifty miners wero entombed' today by a natural gaB explosion in one of the collieries near hero.
Many wero - supposed to havo been
killed instantly and thero was small
hope for tbe rescue'of possible survivors, -
committee rose, £,Mr,
gavo evidence ln favor "of - the inauguration in Canada*of a systom of old
age pension.' He thought(it'would result In great benefit to tV. working
cla'.'OH generally ani to none wr»i'<t It
bijci'I more than tli)-workers' in the
mil <-s. '    , ,
Council   of  the   Empire   Authorizes
Prosecution of Socialist Member
Onmbarland. nf!.. F*h 11 IMS
Hdltor Ledger. Fornio, 0. C„
'.■.."1Dea_"8lyjJ'. - ,
7 We .hate been led, to understand
t^itt .thoro' 1« a rumour In' your dlstrlot'tbat-Tod Ooates, late of Fernie,
is scabblDg bore.
We wlab to vindicate Bro, Coates'
as tibia rumour Is false. He has boon
ou strike for five months and has
boon an wtlve member In our organisation.
Hoping this will allay tbo doubts re-
gard-ftf llro. Ooates,
We art .youra ira^>
,    - Joo Naylor Hroo, •
*..;    , ..   X BmHIi. Hee'y
Local union, Ho. tm, TJ.M.W. of A.
MACLEOD, Alta., Fob. IV—Tho caso
of tho King vs. Dlaiy Oeust was terminated horo todny In tho district
court beforo His Honor Judge Crawford, resulting in a conviction,
It nppoitra that tho accused, who Is
a minor living In llollovuo, aftor attending a wedding ceremony hnd a
fight with his wife nnd brothor-ln-law,
whereupon tho brothor-ln-law rushod
to tho llollovuo hotel whore be called
.upon a number of men there to
como to tholr assistance,
Tho whole crowd immediately made
their way to OsiustV. houso, whero thoy
wero greeted by soveral shots from n
twenty-two collbro rlflo, ono of which
n.wMr p*,* f f l\\n w'i, ft :,rX, ..'i.u.i.J
Wrlnht in thn to^.
n. T. Bashfarrt, a constable in tho
R. N, W, M. P. detachment at Delta-
vue, wont a little later to tho ahuen
for tho purpose of Investigating nnd
who are fighting for free .speech In
the duma rocolvod a sovoro setback today 'when tho council of tho omptro,
sitting as a high court, nuthorlzod the
prosecution of n Socialist deputy,'
Kuznqtsoff, for slander in connection
with' a speech delivered by him In the
dtimn, attacking a fellow mombor,
Tho,samo court (iIho ordorod a preliminary- investigation to dotormlno
tho dogreo of guilt of 3.8 Hlgnors of an
Interpellation which nHsortod thnt do-
olBlons pronouncing bpoccIioh of dopu>
ties libellous would loavo no parliamentary Immunity In Russia.
Tlio senate simultaneously confirmed thn verdict of a lower court hy
which the editor of a Polish paper In
Wnruaw hiid beon -found guilty of
printing a stenographic report of a
speech In tho duma and thus exciting
Russo-Pollsh hostility.
','(1)   The increased cost  of   living
with but-little' increase' in wages.
.  "(2)   The'increased price of metals
during the past year.' '
that they were not in a financial condition whichrwould allow them to continue with tbe increase asked and that
they were paying the wage prevailing
ih British Columbia and the western
States. Evidence-was-given by both
sides of the increase,., and, in eomein-
stances, decrease of food and-clothing
and,.while there was.some difference
aa to the amount of.the increase the
evidence established to tbe satisfaction
of the hoard that the general tendency
in the,cost of food and clothing had
been upwards.     _ <-.
"Tho following facts, however, were
brought .out in the,evidence and not
contradicted and have been taken Into
consideration in making this report.
"(1), The men demand and obtain
in both food,and clothing the best of
their kind, and tho tendency in this' regard Is more marked now than a few
years back.'
"(2) The boarding houses, at which
single men and some of the married
men, togethor forming a large majority, at loast 80 por cont. of tho workors llvo, nro maintained by the mine
owners and a flat charge of $1 per day
por man Is charged to the mon and
this han always boon the charge
throughout past yonrs.
Evidence of Miners
"(3)    No evidence was furnished as
to the relation of the average married
man's living expenses to his wages except by
"(a) Mr. Roberts, secretary """of
Moyie Miners union, whose monthly
check averaged $88, who was noi in
debt, owned his own house and other ^
real estate and ' some mining stock
bought out of his earnings,' carried no
insurance. "  '      ,   „,
"(b) Mr! Vllleneuve,, secretary of
Klnierley union, and' -married, was .
called, but did not give any evidence
supporting the men's contention that
the wage at present paid,is sufficient
for their proper maintenance..
."(c) Mr. Armstrong of Van-Rol
mine, who boarded at the company's ,
boarding house, owned his own house
in Slocan City, where his wife .
and four children lived for the sake
of; education, , carried insurance and
had a bank balance.' '
. "(d)   In the case of single men two
witnesses"were called-by the union's'
representative.   One, Shaler,»26{,years
old, stated that he bad been working ."
six years, that he was qualified as a '
miner, timber, framers'-   helper   and
timber framer, that he   earned, from
three to four dollars a day, that-he
could not live as he considered he
ought to live on-this wage;' that" a
atlon - would only ■ work about seven
months In the year or, as he expressed
it, that he. found seven months as
long as he could stand It dayjn and
day out. That in his opinion a miner
should havo $1800 a year to make life
worth living or in other words,a wage
of.-more -than' $9 per" day* His evidence also showed that the amount of
his earnings after paying for his, board
and lodging amounted in July to $50,
in August to,$78.25, ln September to
$74, in October to $92 and iii November to $90.   , ,   .;',
"Tho other, David Mnrpby, also" a
single man, claimed that ho would not
live on tho existing wage, but he also
admitted that since bo came to British Columbia in 1895 ho had put Into
tho ground In mineral claims which
ho owned between $8,000 and $7,000,
including his own time and that this
came from his earnings as a minor.
8avlno_ Account
"(4) At the Van-Rol mine $3,000 to
$3,600 is put Into savings in tbe bank
by tho mon each montn out of a total
monthly pay roll of $10,000.
"(5) At the Hewitt mine where
nine men are working theso nine have
savlnRB   amounting to $10,908.50 In
(Contlnuod on Pago II)
Mr. J. R. Palmer of Lothbridgo, act-
Ing on behalf of tho members of Dlstrlot 18, mot tho representatives of tho
Trusts and Qunrnntoo company laBt
.._,«.__ »_fc_.-<i_i»h .».«. Hiiuirs ot the
Amrrlrnn C[>.ii-t!.]i_:)l_-<3 twjjjwijjj', uuti
from bis roport lt would nppoar that
a settlement In thn matter of wages
due the mon nt Frank cannot bo adjusted for at least two nr throo weeks,
PODGORJ.T..A, Montenegro, Fob. 10
—The Montenegrin army besieging tho
Turkish fortress of Scutari carried the
great Dardanjoll hill by assault at
half past ton .this morning aftor sovoral hours of sovoro fighting,
Tho Infantrymon on sovoral occasions came Into such close quarter*
that Hand to hnnd fighting wns gonoral along the lino.,
nnrdnnjoll UIU .iIomlna'tflH Scutari
from thn onstorn side and tho Montenegrins' nro mounting solgo guns nn
dm holghtB ta bombard tlio principal
points of the city.
Fighting has gono on slnco early
morning all around tho city,     Tho
Turkish defenders nre disputing tho
ground beforo tho beBelgors with a
florco determination nnd courage Tho
victors lost 2,500 mon nnd tho Turks
MOOSE JAW, SaBk., Foi). P.—Dire
throats woro mado today ngalnst tho
Canadian Pacific railway company's
coal pllo nt Eyebrow, for a sorlous
fuol famine exists thero, 8pne.nl ron-
ntnl.l(.s hnvo boon sont out to guard
tho company's proporty, for trouble
Is fnnrod, It seems that tho fuol deal-
orH nt Eyebrow havo run out of wood
rind conl nnd havo nono on ord<>r. Conditions thin afternoon wero vory acute.
Freight Strikers
Make Complaint
Not: Rplngf  Taken   Bark
as Announced at
ORANnnooK, Voti. in.—n™. discrimination has been ahown hero by
thw^C.P.W. In tbo reemployment of
the* strikers belonging to tho Canadian nrotherhood of Railroad .employees.
Some men ot four and oven more
years' service previous to tbe strike
bave bwn curtly rofnnoA, otbom fnlr-
en back at a reduced monthly rato.
Tho men who first wont back have
In several eases received Increased
rates In tholr old ponlttons.   \Vlif»ro
T'r.'-.V..       .J.        _.wl       Mtit.Ub      Lf      f\L\Ll       >'*llt
nro given they aro worse thannpotty.
Kor instance, one man on bolng takon back was told a position would
hnvo beon found for him n fortnight
bn'.iro, but hn had passed a very minor official In the stroot without repoir-
nltlon during tho strlko,
At the time the rupcrt of thu Conciliation board was presented to tho
Mlnlstor of labor It vas Mated In the
press "that tho finding would apply
throughout the system." It Is surely
up to the minister and the Dominion
,ffrtv««rnm**nt to too to It that the find
ings of Its board are acted up to by
the company, as In the case pf the
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:- -THE DISTRICT LEDGEE^ERNIE,:  B. O.f FEBRUARY 8, 1913. s;i 'y ^ ;
Trade Unionism
By James Simpson,. Toronto
Does it pay to belong to the organiz-
. ed labor movement? This is the question that has to be answered by every
labor leader, business agent, and trado
union official whose duty it is to build
up the trade union movement and augment its forces from the ranks of the
unorganized workers. Human effort
is in the direction of a better, standard
of living and a more substantial return for tbo expenditure of mental
and physical power in the direction
and operation of modern industry.
With the forces that control and determine the cost of living thoroughly organized to resist any attacks upon
their margins of profit, the unorganized workers must become tho victims
of a couditioakpf life that precipitates
human deterioration and national decadence, and having accepted the irrefutable truth that the increased cost
of living precedes and is responsible
for the demands for higher wages, the
only immediate relief is through the
organization of the workers,on the industrial field to negotiate for, or strike
for, better conditions, or oh the political field, to legislate themselves into
better conditions.
,Standard of Living
The necessities of life are not sold
to the unorganized workers ' at   one
' price and to the organized workers at
another price." All must exist under
the same conditions, but if through
organization the workers of one section receive a higher wage than those
ih the unorganized section, the standards of living cannot be the same for
both sections. When it dawns upon
the mind of the'unorganized worker
that his standard of living is being determined by forces antagonistic to the
interests of the working class and that
his wages are also being fixed by the
same forces, he will see more clearly
the necessity of belonging to the or-J
' ganizedlabor movement and co-operating with his fellow-worKers to improve
his -standard of living by securing a
higher price for his labor power. If
the employer (always anxious, to main-
,  tain the highest margin of profit in the
theo organized labor'movement for tbe
- advance in prices because of increases
in wages, the unorganized worker will
begin to realize that despite the false
charge against organized labor by the
employers it is to their interests v to
share in the higher wages to meet the
increased cost of living.
Toronto an Illustration
The force of these" arguments is being acknowledged by thousands of
workers in Toronto, and 1912 will be
remembered as a year which strikingly
illustrates the value of belonging to a
trade or labor union, Never In the
history of the labor movement were
there so many demands'for improved
conditions, including higher wages,
shorter hours, and recognition of other
claims that_j.re vital to the working
class, and never was there such a willing,disposition on the part of the employers to discuss these' demands with
the representatives of organized labor.
In considering the gains for the year
it is the purpose of this article to emphasize the wage Increases with * a
view to increasing the appreciation
of the labor union as a good place to
invest a few dollars with .a certain
assurance that the return will not be
as uncertain . as .mining stocks and
other investments which promise well
but,seldom meet the expectations,of
the Investors,
The following table of figures shows
the annual dues paid into the different
international 'unions for one year, with
the increases in wages for one' year,
and the actual monetary return upon
the investment... The amounts specified for dues cover the claims from the
international fieadquarters, the local
claims, and the allowances for all
the "other benevolences of the organizations, including, sick and death benefits, old-age pensions, superannuation
allowances, out-of-work and accident
benefits, and oth"=r, ad vantages individual in their character. The wage7 increases specify (the amounts that each
member of the' different organizations
will receive during the year, allowing
for the loss of time common to certain
occupations, particularly the building
trades. If all the workers were • employed full .time the percentages  of
"profit on t__e_i__vestment - would be
much greater. Following is the table
of results:
Dues Paid, Wage Increases, and Dividends.
,    , ' 1812-13
Bartender   .*' .'     9.00
Brewery Workers       9.00
' Bricklayers  ,   9, co
Carpenters' (Amalgamated)     13.00
Carpenters (Brotherhood)  7.20
Cigarmakers  .15.60
, Coal Wagon' Drivers ,  6.00
, Electrical Workers (Inside) ,. '. 12.00
Electrical Workers (outside) .'.  -9.00
Laborers (plasters)  ,,,. 13.00
Lathers  "12.00
Patternmakers ',,.'.  20.40
Mailers (joh department)  fl,00
Mailers (newspaper department) .,._'. -9.00
Plumbers nnd Steamfltters  15.60'
Printing Pressmen (international) ... 9,00'
Printing Press Abb..and Peoders Inter. 4.20
Printers (job offices)   19.44
Printers (newspapers) ..,,Employers' offor
Shoot Metal Workors   9,00
Stonemasons   7,20
Street Hallway Employes   12,00
Tnljors and TnllorosBos   liJ.OO
Wage Increase
1912-13    ,
?150 to $250
52 to 57
per cent.
1666 2-3 -to
2777 7-9
■ 577 J,0 to
866 2-3
572 3-4
461 7-13
833 1-3 '
* 78,00
1133 1-3
866 2-3
471 1-2
344 3-13
■ C2.00
577 7-9
■ 78.00
866 2-3
732 1-3 ■
577 7-9
928 4-7
-     401 19-81
10-1.00   1
606   -.
703 8-9
833 1-3
fear that it will" affect the cost of living, becausestreet-car ticketiswiii be
sold at the* same Tprice till the-end of
the company^ agreement with.'the
city. ,In'givingitheY-figures for the
printing pressmen and printing press
assistants only the; international unions are mentioned. . Their - agreements with individual employers, are
more satisfactory than the'agreement
entered into.with'the Employing Printers' Association by the seceding. or
NatlonalPrinting Pressmen and Printing Press Assistants' Unions. / 7 s
Practical Benevolences
_ If'this'article only dealt with wage
increases and reduction of working
hours a good ease has been made out
for the organized labor movement, but
some of the other advantages offered
by international unions are as follows:"
Bricklayers-, and Stonemasons.—
Death benefits, six months' membership (local and international),- $125.
one year's membership, $300; five to
ten years' membership," $350; 'ten
years' membership, $450.
Street Railway Employes—Sick
benefits of $3 a week for twelve
weeks, with free doctor and medicine;
death or disability benefit rising to
$800 when eight years a member; superannuation allowance of $800 when a
member has reached- tbe age" of 65 and
has been a member for twenty years.'
This organization has also obtained
legislation reducing the hours of the
working company to place.vestibules
on the street cars to protect the motor-
men and conductors during the severe
weather. > \N__
Plumbers' and , Steamfltters.—Sick
benefit of $5 a week for thirteen
weeks; death benefit, ,$100; superannuation allowance.of $300 when twenty
years a member; $400 when twenty-
five years,a member, and,$500 When
thirty years a member.
Carpenters (Brotherhood). — Member's wife's funeral benefit, $50; permanent disability benefit, $400; death
benefit, $200. '
. Carpenters ' (Amalgamated)—Unemployed benefit, tool insurance, accident
benefit, trade privileges, sick,benefit,
superannuation benefit, contingent and
benevolent fund to, help members when
in distress, or to aid them to obtain
compensation for injuries sustained
while following their employment,
when entitled under Act of Parliament, and also for the recovery of
wages; "funeral benefit.
Cigarmakers.—Sick-benefit of $5 a
week for*thirteen weeks; out-of-work
benefit, $3 a week; traveling loan
benefit to; $20 a week; death benefit
of $250 when seven years a member,
$350 when ten years a member, and
$550 when fifteen years__a_lm_embac.--_
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' 8mall Investment Brings Reforms in
Reduction In Working Hours
, It will bo observed that the return
on tho Investment rango* from 204 per
cont. in tho cnBo of tho plasters' laborers to a fraction ovor 2,777 por cont,
ln tho case of the .bartenders, This
striking difference is explained by
tho fact thnt tho plaBterors' laborers
havo boon thoroughly organized for
mnny yonrH nnd Imvo rocolvod substantial InoroimoH In wngos ovory ono,
two or throo years, but In tho caso of
tho bnrtendurs tholr conditions havo
boon ho deplorable tlmt only comploto
organization nnd nggresHlvo' notion
rfjould bring thorn roll...,
The nccoinpllshmunt this your Ih a
striking■IlluBirAtlcn or the ..onoflts
arising from organization, because In
ndrtltlon to the Increnso In wnges thoy
hnvo boon able to roduco tlio working
tlmo of tholr members from tw*> to
twolvo lioiu-R, Mnny of tliolr momborH
havo beon working ns ninny-ns sovon-
_ty-two hours n weok, but undor tho
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,«f)R L,t-,«.l.,.h      «..«.,,.<.•.     U)       «...       l«t..^W.,.J       V..
_.ir .uitilkc-pj-rr" no w.n'.ipr of .V.-
union will work more thnn slvty hourn
a week, und the IncreiiHn lu wiikcr will
range from $3 to $!. n wook, Kvnn thn
most pnHstmlHtlc pollllclnl PcononiUt
...nt  1,,,..,    - 1,.:.   it...   t\..   1 ..,•!, ...V.t.
will bo in 11 much belter portion to
moot tho Inrninst'd rout of living, Tor
which, ho Is unquiistlotiably Indebted
to organized lnbor. Tho conl wagon
dl-lvors can also thank tholr union for
' Rotting them pay for all Saturday, afternoons nnd public holidays, a concession thoy did not enjoy previous to
this year. If they work Rnturday afternoons or public holidays now they
will rocolvo wag<»« at the rato of tlmo
and a half, or for ovory dollar rncolv-
*d In tho* past for ovortlnlo thoy will
now receive a dollnr and a half. If it
could bo estimated bow m««-h ovpr-
time they will bo willed upon to work
during tbe year It would bo seen thnt
the roturn upon tholr Investment
would bo much greater thnn tho tablo
shows,       * ..,.
Increases In Wages
Tho Incronso In wiiroh to tho members of the street rnilwny employes'
union alono will opprox'lmntu $140,000
for each year of a tbreo-yoar agree,
mont.     In this Instanco thoro Ih no
Plasters' Laborers—Death benefit of
.$60 by assessment of 10 cents on each
Patternmakers—Sick benefit of $4 a
week for fifteen weeks; death benefit,
$50 to $400; superannuation allowance,
from $12 to $16 a month when twenty
years a member; tool insurance. „
Bartenders—Death -benefit, $100.
slci£: benefit, $4 for .thirteen weeks.
Medical attendance provided on pay-,
ment of $150 a year.
Electrical Workers (outsido men)
Sick benefit, $4 a week; death-benefit,'
$100. ■ ■    '    .
Printers—Old-age pension of $5 a
week when twenty years a member
and Incapacitated or. .sixty years of
age, or whon ten years a member and
seventy years of ago,, or when afflicted with disease which makes a member Inadmissible'to the Union Printers' Homo at Colorndo Springs; mortuary benefit of from $100 to $400;
local sick bcnoflt of $4 for 14 weeks,
nnd local donth benefit; froo admission to tho Union Printers* Homo
whon old or sick; supplementary Instruction in tho printing trade through
the correspondence school on payment of Hinall fee,
These oxtra advantages, gained
through laboV organisations aro In no
way comploto, but sorvo to Inform tho
unorganized workors and many of tho
organized workers as to what Is being accomplished by tho -colloctlvo action of the, members of tho different
On JamiaryYlst, 1913, Ivan Trochyn,
Hryhoni Prophy "MlloY'Jakszic and
Adolph Lundbefg were sentenced to
six months imprisonment,at hard labour in the "central prison, "Toronto^ by
magistrate Thomas Torrance,. on a
charge of unlawful assembly..
The facts in the case are as follows: ■    .'
On the arrival of train No. 47 from
Toronto on''December 26th, 1912, the
Ontario police boarded the cars and
prevented the traveling-public from
entering, their pretext for.dolnfe' this
was that thero were strike breakers
aboard, and. the strikers,may interfere with them. The people who understood the orders of the police remained off the cars. .<A majority of
the people on tho station did hot understand English, therefore did not
understand ,the orders of tho police
ana were entering the¥ tralti^In the
usual manner; the pollco threw them
off the "cars, clubbed them unmercifully and placed the four .mentioned
under arrest..    . *;
Oii December 31st these men were
tried, they did not have legal counsel
until the previous evening, three of
them-elected to be tried by judge and
jury, this was denied them; they asked to be tried by another magistrate,
as Torrance was reported to have said
that the next strjker coming berore
him on a charge of unlawful "assembly
would get the limit; this was also denied; they askecT that the cases be
transferred to the magistrate of Whitney township "where, the cases, originated; this request was refused!"
•The illegal and unauthorized action
of the police in encroaching on the'
rights of the traveling public was the
sole cause of, the disturbance for
which four of our fellow-workers are
in prison. *Y
Th6 high-handed methods of the Ontario police, the unjust-decision of
tb^e magistrate, the .false accusations
mdde at the trial and the heavy.punishment inflicted/ reveal "a condition
which fctam,ps N.rthern Ontario r.s
the Siberia of Canada."'   *
The undersigned are seking the cooperation' of all who love freedom to
protest to the Minister of Justice, and
urge bim to conduct the fullest investigation into these'conditions.' We
therefore ask you. to write to your
local member.of the Dominion parliament asking him to bring this matter,
_be_foreYtheYJiIouse,.-,SQ_that—'immediate action will be "taken".      *    '
If this state of affairs is allowed to
pass-unnoticed-the working' class of
Canada will be subjected to, the iron
heel, of police, oppression when they
seek to improve their condition.
Workers of Canada, act at once,' so
these victims may be free.
Porcupine Miners Union, No. 145,
W. F. of M.
" •- JAMES DOGUE, Secretary.
The audience .raised the" roof .and
an usher led her out.the door/' V- Y   -.-
Chicago" laughs^hoarselyYandY says
Maude, Le Page is--well;"a; little off.,
.As a matter of. fact she is hot;mad,'
She is just'a poor.Jwbrnout'.-worklng.
girl—a wasted'1! piece; of.. child ^labor
machinery; a- wilted" blade -of?grass'
in the desert ofx brick- walls and hard*
pavements.     -    ' • "V ,'.'-'"' • Yi-    .-
Maude "Le Page never, had a .play
day. - .;      " ' _;'- 7.,      '."'     -,     '
At 8, she wentto work-and'at; 24
she has had 16 years "of - sblid^labbr.
She has never felt" what'rest means."
Now she- wants a.rest, *an Idling
play day, a,joy, and to:gain/all that*
thrilling,happiness she offers—
To Sell Her/Soiil'for $1,000 -
A day or, two before the?Auditorium experience Maude Le Page visited the Blackstone Hotel. ' You must
know tbat the Blackstone ia just as,
swell as anything in stupid Chicago
can swell. .The-young woman had
shorn her hair.and dressed In i. man's
suit and she went from table" to table
In the bright dining room' offering tliat
soul of her's. They turned her; out
with haste. ,     '   -
- The _ following  is  one of her  unpublished poems! entitled "My Prayer'"': \      ".*.*-"
,   - - J!
Lord give me strength to steal this
day "»~     -  , ,    .        '   ■
The thing which I.desire:" .
Then Til accept your heaven's gate
Or the devil's burning fire. " _._
- f-
Yea, I'll approve what terms you make
I'll bow me low<and kneel;
If only you will grant the power,
.' The power.and-strength to steal.
I'll only steal,one s..miner's day,
One little perfect day,'      .' >
To live arid, love and "laugh and be,  •
And fling the mask away.
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P^rp^HIS _ unique Ymedicini "(or- throat 'andYctiest, ailmeataySl
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• It takes a .girl with a vivid imagination to see the beauty of love in a
cottage. "' * .  Y ' -
The Commission of Conservation
will' shortly issue a report .'on mine
rescue worlc-in Canada. The report
which-was compiled*by W. J. Dick,
M.Sc.; summarizes from an historical
standpoint the growth of the use of
mine rescue apparatus in Europe and
in the United States! A' summary of
European and American mine' rescue
legislation ls given. ','
British Columbia, is the only province in Canada that compels the installation of mine rescue'equipment'at
SOUL FOR $1,000
t * 't    '.
Young Woman of Chicago Says She
,   Wants, to Buy Play" Day
coal-mines; However, • soihe - of tiie
mine owners iri other provinces have
installed 'them on their, own initiative,
These stations are fully described in
the report, which is illustrated by.excellent half-tone plates. The report
should arouse a more general Interest
in the prevention of,-, coal mln'e'acci-
dents in Canada.—Conservation.'   '
Tho nnire f('i.t thnt,a man ioonn't
huuli nt hm own jukes Is no Indlcitlon
fin. hi''loosn't think thon. funny.
CHICAGO, - Feb, 10. Chicago, tho
jokeless town, fools, that now it has
a real joke,      . ,,
Tho joke which is now so attractive
in this big, harsh, cruel city ls tho spec
tnde of a young ■ woman displaying
remarkable qualities of salesmanship
ln hor efforts to sell hor soul for
Maude Le Pago—a rather romantic
but her real name—Is tho girl. Tho
othor evoning she arose In tho bnl-
cony of'tho groat auditorium, thoa-
tro nnd In a clear volco said: .
"Ladles and gentlemen,—I have
with me this evening a perfectly new
soul which I am anxious to put uj_H
on the market for tha Inclgnlfloant
sum of $1,000. This soul Is an excel-
lent article, of sotleis color,
"I have It a number of years
and hoan guarantee It to be tho real
A fine is so called from tho remarks
of a trust official after being ordered
to paly one instead of being '.sent to
jail as lio.-jfeare'd.^Y,!   " , ,'Y'  '
Cross-examjntftl6n''lS;tho;'pro'ceBs of
convincing th'^Wl^ness that.'he is eith-'
or a liar or..'an idiot. •
•' An accident case Is an insulting accusation against a philanthropic railroad corporation which fills ' every-
rigat-nillnded judge with indignation!'
An attorney's fee ls what is loft from
% judgment after subtracting tho court
COBtS.  '  '      ' '"
The word jury Is derived from a
Latin one meaning "to swear," a reference to tho effect of tholr vordlottf
oa litigants,
■A verdict is nn'agreement between
twolvo jurymeji as to which side needs
tho monoy moBt.
Tho decisions of Judges nnd.jurleB
pro called findings bocauso for the
winner a judgment is usually liko find-,
liijt monoy,—Green Bag,
lUlo .uw cfflclnil. announced from
tbo Tntoi national Socialist lluroau at
Brussels, Ilolglum, that tho next International SoclallBt Congress to ho
hold In Vlonna, Austria, has hoon postponed until,1014.
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Fancy Goods and Stationery
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yWe cater to the workingman's\trade .
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Friday, Saturday A Satuf day^ Matinee
-        A_ selection from, the following:   : ;
\7XSTyX SPEClAtY:; -XX":X;-
A sensational Ambrosio featu re, 1 Reel
A story "of a mutinous cireW; on a ship loaded
with Lions. The Captain sets fife to the ship and
; turns the Lions loose and makes his escape with'
his sweetheart in the confusion;    "■
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Ferdie[tie Brave      ;
* " Imp Comedy "--"\, ,-;
The Cowboy Guardians
.";.'; ,•' >'• ...-;    ' "101" Bison Comedy :■ Y y XI,  V ".
Miss: taku ofTokip
: 'Thanhoiiser— featuring Miss Taku, tho only'Japanese
x Wojnan playing leads in Moving piotures 7 /• ■'■"- ' .
A Kentucky Find
CaH of the Desert
Nestor Wostorn 1 ■ ._•' _ -,'
Champion ;love story ■ --V
Broncho Film in Two RoejB
Story, of a Jewish noiilicr.'.who was scorned by     , 1 ,w
IiIh companions, but who wim. rocojjnitidrt by grent
bravery in.the.suprbmo.toBt''. ...   . •'  '.    '. .
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Riflcc, Pleto-s, Macbino dun., Dum-Dum   Bullets, and Thousand* of Rounds cJf Ammunition, most of them wero seized In Uw Operators Stores.   Tbeie were tht "ftrgumc/ *" used by tbe
(Co»irt*»r of ih« United Mine Worker*' Journal)      Coil BtroM of Well Vlrginl* In flflnf thf Miners ft "Sqwirt D*ll."
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^.r^p'rennizedli.rabbr makes no claim that
* 'it j'is' pertectY t*_ It' is ,a rhu___ai.^ institu-
-K ti.ni/-.-a__d as siicn; iVis .ilable'to, make-
--.y<-mistakes. "-,'Y";X7y7 ~s7"7yy 7 - *Y
' "Y- .'''Washington Gladflt-h, has twell "said
-': , of ^organized -'workers;-. - "They may.
* "■"• -' make mistakes, in choosing, their .rep-"
V. '' resentatiye'sYand^mistakes in-urging
.* .;  their demands. • r Very •well;, they, have
■ --*'  a right to make mistakos;   that^ is one
y.;iof;the'.inalienable rights of a.-freeman,"
-,, ?^h*t"' "would" pur*, condition be ; as' "citi-"
•'.' zens. if oiir," "political-V liWrties ,• were'
. ' -taken? away from-us  whenever, we
;-Y,' imade^mistakes?   '.We  have  Ieanwiu
moat of what we'know by piaknig ^""sis P^en.
v   ,- ..takes, and haying'to. suffer for them."
y-■ V,-If a member or official of-a lahor
union'goes .wrong or-coramlts an-overt
.act' against society ,the antl-unloulst
' 'throws up his hands In mock horror
:'   .'at*the Iniquity'of organized,labor, but
' *■  he"does' not-'hold   his   church, re-
', s» •,  sponsible for the wrong-doing of some
- \  f    pastor or'meniber. .■ " ,, ,'■ ...y'.,."" -
.. ' " -   -Several Los  Aiigeiesi lawyers" are
"-' *     .'against society!"". BuMhere is'no sug-
-,'■    '   . gestior. thai*'the profession be removed
.,;..'" ~   from the, city because of the failure of
>• '•''-. these,"members...   > . '.     ' ' .   ■
Y    :'.,-Let1 organized, labor.oe Judged like
* *      any other.institution:
for "manhood ..and citizenship, organiz-*'
ed-'labo*r;is'™.proving; an educational'
institution of "the highest quality; -7- V .,-
"Labor unions,','., says. one of ;> the
leading editorial ;'writers of the cbun-
tryY"are performing an important esdu^.
cational. function !when they .drive" into
the heads of-the;, would-be superiors
the fact that this nation"" is becoming
actiially a'republic in which the work-'
ingm'en,.shall 'decide., for. themselves
questions'affecting themselves,' and in
whlcli they shall no longer.be guided
by'the whims'or financial interests of,
would-be-'superiors.'." —Los  Angeles
V °
- be noted rather than its mistakes/"
Organized labor has increased.wages
has shortened -theYwork-day of .mil-
,'.• lions of men ;and'Ywonien., It has
,Y changed,the toilers froib service, crea-
^'tures to independent an* self-respect-
" 'lng citizens. It is responsible for.,'all
,v the laws-WactedYin the interest of
• workingmeii,.jwornen and children. It
has.'fought'for VearVand is still fight-
7 -ing for the'emancipation of child la-
- .borers! "?.'it,is fighting for'a decent
' .wage"and decent' treatment of the millions of1 women-forced" to work for a
-livelihood.,./"  . '..-'■' "'       . ": v   '''
77' For • prai^ical .charity organized ,la-
,' bor has a; record second _to noYother
human institution. : Every year it disburses  mllions  of dollars .'in' death,
Ejjclf,.out-of-work, and old-age benefits:
One - labor organization," the . International Typographical,.Union,- maintains
' a homo'for "its aged and indigent mem-
, .bers-and a sanitarium for-its sick.
;,,The 7 international' Congress ' for the
'" "Cure'and Prevention" of Tuberculosis,
Yheld iii Washington, D.C.,1.declared the
•Union Printers' sanitarihm at Colorado
- Springs the; very hest'in the world.".
,. : bor'- stands for good, citizenship - study
,,  its history,  j-On the- side of all prac-
- '.tlcal reforms, oil the side of decency
Y and 'justice' it is always found.
•"'"The;-well-paid  worker,  surrounded
-with respectable conditions of labor,
is a. valuable asset to a community.
In, upholding-wages and working; con-.
..',-' ditlons," organized labor is a social factor greatly to be coveted.
Organized labor makes evory effort
to iucroaae the skill and efficiency of
• . its members.    In many, organizations
a portion of the' time of each meeting
_ Is'set. aside for technical instruction.
All -'statements to the contrary,'the
union workers,as a whole are conceded
. by employers to" be better mechanics
■••  than their non-union brother's.
■  in'teaching the worker that he Is
a ;man and a citizen and'that ho
should stand for'the things that make
The member of a union is the man
that pays his dues only when he, is
forced to. Usually comes to meeting's
only when he has an axe jto grind.
He' Is the man .that wHl-Jnways say
that the union has never given hini
anything,- as lie would get good wages.
if there never-were a> union in existence.'- And he cannot see' what the officers are' doing with all the money.
The'above described member is rarely
Let its merits - found in an open shop. .-Why?     Be
cause such a man does not_ remain a
member-unless he is forced to, and in
an open shop he permits his dues'to
la*pse and is soon, expelled.
; The union .man. is-a very different
person. He attends his meetings regularly, takes part in the' debate that is
in the interest pf the" union, never per!
mitij himself to be' suspended, always
ready to extend a friendly hand or act'
to any brother that may be In distress.
.Sou can find,him, in .an.open shop.
_Tou can find' him in a union shop because he.is a union man at" heart. And
today the'great' lalior 'movement is
carried bn by the'union men and, not
by tha so-called, members of a union. -
, The union man criticizes when criticism is.justifled and fights for (what he
thinks right., The. so-called member
of a union kicks at all things, but never' fights, for anything. — The' Shoe
Workers' Journal.       •
banks, houses and homesj goes.to;Jail
for one year. Morse, who pyramided
banks and juggled with" rfillions.Yget's
'out of prison because he'is'slckY-while
the convict in the next cell :who.>tole;
aY-'coat,' perhaps, remains'Yt__era?lan^
gyisbing with' sicknesiT until "be dies! ;
Y.'".The people - are -. becoming-^"lrnpa-N
tient" with these discrepancies in'-* justice and they are demanding* each' day
im a louder" voice y that tliere Ve ri-*
forms. " Our laws are becoming inadequate; they do not satisfy the popular
conception of justice.' .The.people
clamor against the law, its delays,- its
discrimination's, its " inconsistencies,'
aiid, they clamor with 'much* reason!
-■ "Let us hot deceive biirpelves," as
the spirit of th.e recall is spreading the
impatience of the masses grows desperate: Something "will happen. Unless , the judges act the' people will
act."    - ' '
tDmcl^ss Strike
:, UNFAIR.ATTITUDE       .       7
L"atter-^Mi_st_-~ Purge—Themselves—of"
Outworn-Methods" or Recall
"7    :" • ' .' Is.Sure
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,, TROY, N.Y., Feb. ll.-r-"A revolution
of the .courts,impends' .unless r they
purge<the_nselves of,outworn met&ords
and'quell,,the" merited*impatience of
the masses,'.', was, the" statement of
Justice Wesley 0> Howard of the appellate,, division of.the supreme court
of New York. Ho arraigned what he<
described • as antiquated laws and
"timidity'of judges." '',
"All men. are supposed to be equal
under our laws," "said the justice, "but
that seems not to be so."   „",
"Brandt, the - obscure^ valet, not
guilty at all of the crime of which he
was accused, Bo.the attorney states/is
sentenced to*the states.prison for 30
years—practically for life. Itoblin, the
millionaire, the' alleged ',wrecker  of
The-Provincial secretary brought up
a bill entitled "An act for the Regulation of the Burning of Human Remains
and the Establishment of Crematoria."
Parker.Williams' point was a good
one! He said that in tne ordinary way
he thought It would'be advisable If the
cremation form of interment were
made compulsory In the province, but
since matters stood as they did, he expressed the opinion that the -burning
of human remains.offered an excellent
escape for criminals who'would thus
be able'to dispose of bodies and have,
no fear of the evidence forthcoming
from an exhumation. There were.many
.cases," he said,.on record in which persons had been burled, and then later
suspicion turned as to the causes of
the deaths. - Whereupon exhumations
were made and crimes brought to light
through post mortem examination. He
suggested that in every case where
cremation was taken advantage of, a
coroner's inquest vshould be held over
the dead-body previous to interment,
and "if examination betrayed the fact
that death was due to natural causes
all well and good; cremation.could follow; if not theiYthe law was called
in to' pursue the criminal and bring
him to retribution.
.Hon. Dr.,Young averred that this
was virtually"provided for Iii section
10, which reads .. '
" "10." Nothing in this act shall.interfere' with the jurisdiction bf any coroner, under the 'coroners' Act,' and
nothnig in this act'shall authorize any
license under this^act to create or permit, a nuisance."" 7 ' Y '
. He added. that in his opinion - Mr.
Williams' idea was not practicable
that all bodies should have coroners'
• Y ExcSptlon Could 'Pe 'Made
The member for Newcastle -replied
to the effect that exception could be
made in those cases where the deceased had made known in writing some
time previous to the time of his demise the fact that he wished his remains to be interred in -this way. The
suggestion was quashed.
During the discussion Hon. Dr.
Young went on record ' as being in
favor of compulsory cremation. As.a'
medical man he recognized the desirability of the method, and went so far
as to say that\Jf tho premier would
allow him to do so ho would bring
down a bill for compulsory cremation.
As it wns the present bill before the
Houso was to give' the people of British Columbia an option as to the mannor in which they would prefer to be
, Hon. Rodolphe Lemieux, iri moving
for'all correspondence between the
department of labor and the correspondence bearing' on tlie application
of tlie Brotherhood of Railway Employees for a board of "conciliation,
expressed surprise, that the minister
had not named a board under the disputes and investigation act. While
not "desiring to discuss the question
until, the papers had been brought
down, he would ask the minister to
make an explanation of tlie matter
to the house. -., ',
P. B. Carvell, speaking in support
of tho motion, expressed surprise that
the speaker should suggest it was
possible to.secure competent men at
wages ranging from' thirty to forty-
eight dollars per month. He claimed
that-the minister should disregard
the clkim that the application', having been made in proper form had no
choice but to grant the request. The
act distinctly states that he shall
name a board. This he refused to clo
in the- face of the statements of the,
men that they would go on strike if
a board were not granted. To escape
a row-in parliament'he had finally
submitted to pressure and named a
board applying-only to the eastern
division of Ottawa. Since the "report
of the board' was made public six
weeks have elapsed and yet the men
have-not foeen taken back., It was
difficult, Mr.' Carvell said, to reconcile the conduct of.the minister witli
his attitude of a y;ear ago when he
was so anxious tb compel the Grand
Trunk to take back its strikers.
MIrHjiterV Defence
Hon. T. W. Crothers ( in reply, said
that this; notice of motion had been
on the order paper for several weeks
and he had come to the house prepared to -discuss it., Today, however, he did not have the papers. He
considered that the member for Rou-
ville should have given himi notice oi
his intention .to bring it up. Speaking from -memory,,,.he said he had,
heard nothing about this application
before August last. The-Brotherhood
of Railway," Employees was broad
I don't think so,
I am' Informed othor-
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^   If you have ldea«~lf you cat) THINK—we will ihow you tho Mcroti of this faioinatlDg now profo»»lon,
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Tho demand fot pbntn^lnvii1 in prnollrnHv MnllTn.tnd. Tho Wj» 1\,m man.i._ii-|Li__,^ u;u "*.„•.»fc
heaven nnd oarlh" In tholr attempt* to got Rood plots to mpply tho over Increasing ^omand. They
nro offering $100 and moro, for alnglo aconarloa, or written ldoaa.
Wo have received many lottori from tho film manufacturer!, .uch na VITA-WAPIT, EDISON, ES-
to aend nl.otnpli.vi. to ihom     w.  wnnt mnm writ*** An* rv'-t rfifMi- *^y j,. „ ;;,,,, ^..^^ 0; ».»v_u*».
Perhaps wo cnn do tlio aamo for you, s If you cui think of only ono good idea every weok ibid will
wrlto It out aa directed by ub, and It nolla for only 1.25, a low figure,
Don't arguo.    Wrilo NOW and learn Juit what thia new profeaaloh may mean for you
employee of the Canadian railways,
It was made'up of," thirty-six classes
and the application Included twenty-,
nine• grievances in.each class. Mr:
Crothers dissented from the view that
he was obliged to establish a board,
as the act states that.,the applicants
must'satisfy the [minister Uiat they
represent the% majority, of those affected. A statement lu.d~l.een received from several thousand, employees
disclaiming their desire to strike
while those who went out numbered
only about aB many hundreds.
The applicants did not submit satisfactory evidence that they were acting on'behalf of a majority.
Mr. Carvell: Did theyjiot swear
that thoy did? "
Mr. Crothers
Mr. Carvell:
wise. *     ■
Sir Wilfrid Laurier asked if this was
tho reason given for the refusal .of a
Mr. Crothers replied that tho reason given was It was impracticable to
grant ono. Tho mtnlstor thon spoke
of tho finding of tho parliament board
which liad boen named. This hoard,
ho said, had approved his action.
Sir Wilfrid's Vlewa
Blr Wilfrid I_aurlor said that ho
was not satlsflod with tho explanation made by tho mlnlator. ; It wnB
hardly a propor objoctlon that thoro
woro 20 difforont cltissos to. bo Inquired Into. Tf thoro woro ono hundrod
clnflBOH, that would bo all tho moro
reason for action. Tho othor prli.uk
f»al ron bo n glvon wns tho puroly technical. If tho application mndo by tho
mon wns not correct Uio mlnlator
ahould hnvo aa|d: "Your application
Is not technically correct; mako It
correct nnd I will grant you tlio
In thls-roBiwct lho mlnlator had not
properly dlfiohnrgod IiIh duly,* Sir Wilfrid anld It would linvo boon hotter
If tho board flnnlly nnmod had honn
nllowrd to Inqitlro Into condltlona
ovor tlio wholo lino.
Tr. coiH-liDvInn hn nnld ho would ami-
rond flnnl Jiidgmnnt In tlm mnttor nn-
Ml all tho pnpora hnd boon' brought
down. '
Mr. Borden 8peaf<a
Pr<»ml<»r Uordon   nflrood   flint, tlio
question could not ho poaalbly   did-.
on" strike are still without-their positions and expressed the hope that this
condition would not continue.
Changed, Views
Hon. Geo. P. Graham said that the
attitude of, the ■ minister revealed a
remarkable change in the last few
months. During the South Renfrew
byo-election. he a.'s former minister of
railways had been accused of not being .true to the Grand Trunk employees because he had failed to secure their.,reinstatement. He could
not see, therefore, how tho, present
minister could expect lo escape hlanie.
The minister was in a peculiar position because this brotherhood was concerned with the C. P. It. and not a
governmont owiied railroad.
The Western Side
Mr. W. A. Buchanan said-that he
had b«.en accused of being a partisan
of the minister of labor because he
had approved of his action in..going*
to the west to study the labor conditions." He was sorry, therefore; to
have to' criticize hrm in regard to
this'matter. The minister should have'
been anxious to encourage this, labor
union as the government had encouraged it "in giving it recognition on the
Ii C; R." In -western Canada, he said,
there was much complaint as to wages
paid this class of employees by the
C. P. R. The western men had gone
on strike but,had expressed their willingness to go .back to work as soon as
aboard was granted. He understood
that a board had been promised for
the west if the eastern inquiry did not
settle the matter.
Mr. Crothers Interrupted to say that
a board would be named for the western men, whether or not the' eastern
men got what they desired.
, - In conclusion, Mr. Buchanan pointed to tho fact that there ailf, many
classes of. labor in western' mines but
that inquiries by boards of conciliation had resulted in much good.
Mr. Knowles, Moose Jaw, said that
incidents like this would make' working men believe that the tribunal was
not impartial and - to have that impression created would be fatal.
if the act was a good one, it was up
to ihe minister to enforce it, but'that
If it'was not. o good act, it was his
duty to amend it, and he would like
to know whero the minister stood.
- Mr. Carrol, Cape Breton, took similar grounds.
A Partlzan Squeak^
Richard Blaln, Peel, remarked on
the fact that though the opposition
resolution was for the production of
the papers in connection with the case,
yet they, were proceeding at once to
discuss the case. They were anxious
to get something upon which to condemn the minister rather than to assist the C. P. R, employees.
-Hon, Mr. Lemieux referred to a resolution, passed at the recent labor
congress In Guolph, Ont., calling for
the repeal of tho act, and said that
one reason adduced for tho action was
tho administration of tho act by tho
department of labor.
Hon, Mr. Crothora: Tho labor congress was held long before tho refusal of a board and consequently the
refusal had nothing to do with It. Tho
motion, an a matter of fact, was based
on tho Montreal Street Railway dispute and that was brought boforo tho
department before <we camo Into
Mr. Lomloux contlouod that tho objoctlon of the,labor mon wna na to
tlio delays and technical objections
riiiHod In tho dopartmont,
Uy Guy do Maupassant
tlioimniulH of men
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A few'dollars saved each month will start you on
the-road to independence.'
■  The summer's are ideal, not too hot in the day
time and*'pleasantly cool.at night.   Zero weather
-iri-vvinteris'aii^nknoWlrtiiiilg;   ITT1 Dll^tl-eHo west
te.-.peraturc was iy> above zero.       — "'
Offers you a home and at the sanic-tiine independence not to be found in any other line of work.
APPLES:—J. Compton secured $400 from aii
acre.of apples,
CHERRIES:—Yield frqin $300 to $600 per
STRAWBERRIES:—O. S. Wigen raised $4,330
.. from three-fourths acre,
,'  TOMATOES:—A. Lindloy sold tomatoes worth
$900 from one-half acre.
. Five-acro tracts two miles from Wyndell depot
Our Land and it's Price
5 acre tracts, 2 miles from Wyndell Depot
—$500.   Terms $40 cash and this adv. ($50),.then
$15 or $20 a month.
Ten-acre tracts as above, $1,000. Term's on
Our Guarantee
AU first class fruit soil, free from rock, level,
lightly timbered, good water, no irrigation required
Sales Agent for Ownors
J. W. Bennett and Jos, Grafton
P. O. Ilox 510 Offit-c JoIiiihoii Woek
PERNIE, - - - B. C.
enmo toROtliur, thoy march by day nnd
nl«lit, without rortoRO, without thoiiKlu,
without learning, without rending. IU;-
Iiik iiRofiil to no one, tlioy beitln to
putrefy In tholr own uii_1.'.h.i>i)_ih. thoy
Ilo In tlio mud llko brutoii, tholr mind
H-inx-flod. Tlioy plunder cKIok, not
flro to vlllngoft, ruin mi.lonn. Upon
mooting with n Rlmllnr mn.B of human flt-Hli, thoy nttnch It, cauHlna blood j
to flow In Hlronnia, nnd covnr tho mud- \
dy, hlond-flllod onrth with tho pIucoh
of dlamcmlwrofl humnn hod Ioh, Mnun-
t._ln_t of <U-nd bod I oh nccumulnto from
wliloh linmlH und Ioku Imvo beon torn
nnd brains oozed out—of valuo to no
rum.*..   „.,,W»    M,      ..   , T!.,    .<4_ jw|(^ Im8JJy ^ |jfi Uirow|1 )nt() R ,loI<) |n ,
u/.'.ivi   \ji  ill's  u-ia,  wim'.) iu i
Bend your nanu.' and addre«« at one* for in* copy  of
our llluatratatl book, "Moving Plcturo PlaywrMlng."
Don't jie«lta.e,
nnd your futuro.
1643 Broadway
tinsltlon «.io.i1f. linvo "Ivor, Not., o t .mt
tho motion wna to hn dldounsort, In
donllnff with thia matter ho wild, tho
mlnlator of lnbor hnd boon ImprosHOd
with tho fnct Mint nueh an InvoHtlgrc
t'nn  ni  w»  Tirntincfid  t>i1"1,»   »■»♦   •■'
suit In tho moHt Rood to tho mon.
n* appointing n board tho mlnlmo.
lmd boon IniprcHHod by tho fnct thnt
IL iiiIkIH ha l'..'tt.'i' In tho lntor.'i.tfl of
tho mr-n thnt tho merit* of the rnflO
sSiou'd bo aflrr.rtHlnml with tho lonit
|it>->t..liliT d
si|d. hnd
cstri!  to ilif .rmttrr nnd  tin* pn^cin',
I vi.D'A hn produrrd.   Ho rcffrottod Ihnt j
eoiTio of tin' < vt?]oy(-v* wbo liad fitm*
H »(WPL HP*, IWa •▼fl
W^milmiMVIDt—im su.
homo tin* parents, wIvcd and children,
p«p|«ih from hunger- that In rsr,
' In otlif-r wordii: to luvudo n country j
to kill tlm mnn who dofcudx IiIh own j
!■..„>, v.* t.v.x. Litff in 1 nu run nn, oi Wio :
poor and mleorablo who now havo not !
ovon bread to cat. to break up furnl-1
turo, to atonl tlio smnllor objorta, lo j
drink tli-1 wino In tho colla.* and al-
tow tht« rt'Bl to flow nwny. to violate i
■.v._rnf»n and trlrl/.  ttfinv moot oo tho '
f *? tWMMhWM
.;'.,<v.    'Vim government, Iioj_,i,M-t, to d<-«troy mllllona of valuo j
notblnn   to   ntneenl tn rn-(n',d y.rvo ...•)_i'_.i ty/-™ ,nd"ior:b_iM- '
,r>!,tji Mid thi" -IjuJci;*- tbat In war!
- Trntnlalctl from tbo Ido Journal In-
t< ni.'niona Haclaiisnt.
J    W.ft n r!ty httnUii i Jj.-jj*
ttiiriftrifr to thn rnvntrr iv f»
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I        i   .        I? .J        'ji i, f r. W i
lit-vo that llio original pnld brick tne- \
tory f» lociitcd out of to*».     ,|i !
hx flfcncii ?able
T+c (r,fff'\ *nf *>» - -.A s,fi*f-A»-\      fr!? '"i"'. *' *'. •: • -   ■'"..'
J IW   l-il.li/   •   )   l      .     'f       Vt    ' /•       •*     i J
imi^i'^iixxi^-.'t, »i#i'.-jo «.; «2 ^rt>ivct_Oii
ngalnst ait:>ni.-?s;J. In "M^ins: bnkii^;
powder c^n_T»:an t!ic hbvA carefully
and be sure ihe pox dc-r I;* made from
i.«c*at__ «.»r t.iti«»'. Other kinds do not
make thc food hoal thf it I. PAGE SIX
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MUCH HAS been said about the effect the opening of the Panama Canal will have upon the
western.continent. Attention has been called particularly to the increased realty values that will result
from this trade route change. This is indisputable as the influx of large numbers of people from
other parts of the-world means that the competition in the labor market will grow keener.
"With the prices paid for lots, dwellings and other
inanimate articles" we have but little to ■ say as
those whose material- interests are involved will by
no means hide their lights under'a bushel in>pro-
claiming the superiority of their wares; on the
other hand, however, we deeoTit opportune to .point
out to„our readers.what it means to.the great body
of workers to have the transportation facilities im-;
proved and cheapened on that commodity, of which
there is never a dearth—labor power.
Steamship and, railroad companies, ever alert .to
the accumulation of more profits for their "enterprises, have hit "upon a scheme which -b. as brought
many shekels to the coffers of insurance, • sewing
machine, farm implement, ^furniture' and other instalment undertakings. v ■ •■•
Tickets from different parts' of - Europe' to the
western states and provinces are now being sold at
so much a week. Poif instance, a farm* laborer or
an artisan in England'decides to emigrate; he can,
by the payment of "one and six" a week leave
a'' deposit with the transportation companies,
him to be furnished with a ticket' to any of the
Pacific coast ports. This scheme, it is estimated,
will attract at least 500,000 peasants from southern
Europe withintwo years after the new highway has
been opened. - '   " ' "■
That this will be a profitable"undertaking,'to .the''"
shipping companies nobody can deny, but on the"
other hand, it is food for thought for the wage-
earners to try to figure out what it spells for them'
in the effect it must have upon their standard ot
ljying. Such ,*», vast amount of labor energy "can
have but one effect. It will have a downward tendency. The majority of these prospective immigrants have a very much lower. standard, and ,to
them having solved tho question,of how,to' exist'-at
the lowest point..of subsistence they will accept
wages which appear princely in comparison with
those thoy havo.heretofore obtained. ,..,, ,
;' jThe query may arise in tho minds of some of tho
l)iinking workers "What are we going,to,'do,about
it?*' and in roply to this assumptive"interrogation
can only say, study,tho problem that confronts us,
riot with any view to an amelioration of .any. por:
manency by an increase (nominal)' of wages, but
means Burfeit for somo and stagnation and-' misery
foi; thc mass. To rail at thc, corporations nnd individuals because they are alive to what will-bent
sorvo their ends is Btupid and demagogic, but to in.
' vestigate tho root causo should bo tho aim and object of every wage-earner, regardless of whether
ho is "in o job" or accepting a salaried position,
"Eternal vigilance is the prico of liberty," nnd
if tho groat producing class lie down metaphorically then "Whatever is meted out to them is only
what thoy may expect as a reward for their apathy.
In plain language, if tho workors do not intond to
be pushed farther down in tho social scale *he,v
must net co-operotivcly, otherwise their status
will bo lower thnn thnt of tho sorfs of Russia, the
peons of Mexico, or the ryots (peasants of India),
A PEW tlnyn ngo In tho H. CJ. Legislature in reply to a heavy onslaught by Parker Williams
Premier McBrido loudly protested against the assertion that ho is no friend of lnbor and bombastically pointed to tho vast majority sitting behind
blm, exclaiming that wns sufficient evidence that
the laboring men Its the proHneo did not, evidently,
ngrer *w..h the member for Newe.vttlf. "Unfortunately there in some truth, albeit slight,' in McBride'« boast, but not to thc extent he wished to
imply. , Whilst thoro are a certain numbor of work-
.nrr plum, befooled tn vnio tor tb«» pnpHnHat H«r«
tho number of Conservatives which the premier hns
behind him does not signify that tho majority of
the workers aro with him. Fnr from it. It may
oven happen that tho majority of the peoplo of this
province are emphatically opposed to Mcl.rido nnd
hia machine, yet arc unable to withhold thc reins
nf gnvpmmftnt from him. All this Is poNNiblt* under the present system of governmont where tho
franchise ii so manipulated as to prevent tho workers from getting fair representation. Had an Election Aet been in vogue some ten years ago which
would hnvo given tho people proportionate repre-
Mentation, McBride. in ali probability, would never
have-been Premier of this proyince.
. The'following
■figures will fully illustrate this":
_   In^I,903 the. donservative^ple'1^_is,-JiElJ025.''fo
33;092ij)ollea by the opposltion.^M^Brke:-got'lnto
"-"-■-"_._.   >   •■ j     ir-n™-1-. ^'s'ir.'!CX"-ij-'t.?*..aV^
power then: and yet:5,067 more,e»tizens-m this prov-,
inee were opposed-to himthan' werVXor.-hini. The
same -appliesjto] the 1907 election wheij the Conservative's numbered 30,440 and.the'opppsition''32,231,
a majority against^him of 1,791. " The;1907jelection
out of a totai'jvpte^of 100,930, his majonty^as only!-
4,736. And, -yet, the opposition: only * numbered
three members, and the,governmer_t, 39. ."Under
proportionate, representation 'ttie House-would have,
consisted iof 22 Conservatives, and,'. 20'Opposition..
Nothing to brag about! McBride; lidwever, wiis
just as bombastic'then as he,i_(today.*''" East'year-lie
was able to fool the people a little better Ybut still
not sufficient to warrant the majority he has.' The
total vote was 98,969, of which the Conservatives
liad' 65,864 and the opposition 33,105. _- .In this pro-,
portion the opposition should have numbered 14
instead of two, and if these 14 were as energetic as
Parker Williams, McBride would not think political
life worth' living. Further, if each nian possessing-
the necessary qualifications in. the province -were
given facilities for getting on'the voters' roll, even'
with plenty of beer and bum cigars to go around,
if* is doubtful whether McBride "would, be in office
today. Par from believing the present Head of the
government a friend of the workingnian,.the vast
majority know, him to have no particular love for
them. It would be of interest, to learn what hcThas
done for them to make them think otherwise. But
what does McBride care what.they think,of him!
Entrenched,as he is behind a machine of which-he
holds'the trigger he can defy one and all. Williams
and Place are the only'two'm'en in'the house -who
dare call their souls theirrown.. The others certain-'
ly,cannot. -Amongst a lot of weak-kneed serfs trie
Socialist members stand out as two, men who'" at
least have the 'courage'of their convictions. -The-
government members'dare' not give, expression" to
thoir opinions for-iear of Sir l'ichardl'.who'.deai^
v.lti; those who dare.do so ir: a manuerjwhich-.would
no doubt deter others of.LLeir:ilk from repeating
such an offence. When a vote was called for the
other day on one of Williams' motions a few on the
government benches had ,the'audacity to whisper'
•"Aye." McBride overheard them and .his voice
(pri'vering with'rage,demanded a roll call.-.-When
this was done how many do you think had the.courage to repeat his "Aye"? 'None but Williams and-
Place. , Truly a wondrous machine! . Many discrop-
ancies and flagrant abuses of power are .evidenced
but not one Conservative .in the house dare put a
rjiiestion on thesubject'.' Are they* all so-Mind-that
they cannot see? Nof"- Again; that'wbridrous'ma-
chine! ' The Legislature is' now' in session for less
than a month, yet many!pieces of legislation .directly *airned"at-thef wag^slayet h"ave~alreadyrbe^"p"ut"
through'by the "friends of the worker.'* -Here'are
a few specimens: ."'■* ' '      , '*""'-■ ,""-■ Y
_,„ .Williams lately called attention to some,'very
peculiar items in the public accounts. He wondered why the agent-general at London, Mr. JYH. Turner, ' should be permitted to spend the' money' of
British Columbia, much of it collected, from Socialists, on behalf bf the .anti-socialist league. .'.This
same Mr. Turner contributed to the tariffYreform
league, again with-British Columbia's cash.-' These"
"aro'small items,!perhaps,' but they show,'th'c"generar
spirit of tho governmont and the gbvernraent/s's'er-,
varits, The mo)t|o is "Spend all,ybu. can, therejs
.more .where .thattcame from."  '_■_ •/, •..).   ,.'.vii.f„
''By another piece of legislation'a'.'pbliccmanlis
given tho rightjtb search anyone,no.',choosps,for, a,
weapon; Tho iliorde of special 'deputies :hired<-ini
time of troublejthroughout the provin'c.o itfnot're"
cr'uite'd-from the blass of men that, patrols'the city's
streets, ;• Mnny'of thorn arc takeri^from the'lbwijft
class of socioty, [ professional' bullies^ .-veAo l,wiil>11.bo!
allowed' to threaten. inoffonsiy'o"1'citizbps,,for,"the
mere sport of the thing.., There are plenty,bf portions who aro tqkoh on ns deputies who ;Tiave- absolutely no rogar^. ;for tho law', and who would dxer-
ciso,their authority to enable thorn;to.steal. This
is not' an assertion which cannot bo proved,, for,(in
tho history of ^British Columbia's labor trouble*
thore havo been many instances whore laborers hnvo
beon intimidated with rifles until they wero forced
to submit to anything. Williams topk if for granted that this particular piece:of legislation was'di.
roctod against the workingmen of tho provlneo, and
ho is certainly not fnr wrong. Tho amendment to
tho landlord nnd tennnt net was another proposal
which ho viewed with distrust, and ngnin he seems
to havo excellent reasons for believing that it was
class legislation of tho rnnkest kind, At tho present timo thousands of mon are out of worlc at tbe
Cumberland mitios on Vancouver Island; thoir
wives nnd children aro starving; yet the government gives the mine owners power to evict thorn
from tlio hovels thoy. call homo, built by their own
work, Moroovor, it is now posslblo for nrmod deputies to forco tho minors to go hack to their jobs
whother thoy arc willing or not. In tho. enso of a
murdor, if the victim was a laboror, thore would bo
no investigation. Backed by tho law, nnd it is n
law which flics in tho fnco of tho elements of
British justice, these hired thugs aro given, very
similnr to tho now'offensive Weapons net, the un-
limited rights. If a miner even attempted to pro-
tect the chastity of his wife or dnughtor with n gun.
ho could be shot down in cold blood and thc crime
covered up.
4r .-o 'V^-s:>,sa„g'$«■
i- V.'""
-'7. ■**"?..*".   * ■
■ _"*•''" 7Xi'^y^iK^}X-VX^
bn;\Monday next.    Delegates, of-every JocaU'will
YfTfrneet-ancl^discus's'matters- bf'Aital-interestltbttfioY^y'-'S1
*/■*• men;whbm":th'ey"represent.   Their' discussibns*vandY^k*,*-'"Ri!:
'*". actions-are fraught with much import*arid"it:tnere-lYi:;,"f:".
''Tfore:behooves them to give such matters careful" de-^Y, '7 ■= -
- liberation:'''. Astime is a great factor •and"'a,valuv..,-Y ,-'•.-!•
._Yai)le] assetji.'no,-wordsv should, be lost.- ySpeakerav-'$<•*-
■ ---should cbnfii_e.;them'selves to'the thediscv^ioriljnv^'---. •
'.•question-and* avoid*petty trivialities.'*,"' .^h'eYmainy ""^X'v
', - thing iskeep^.tb ,the; point, berprecjse_v.and^brie£Y X[X.
■y Another point'tliat is well to bear in mind-is oVedi* ,-* -, '*. -
.v   'ence to, the -chair. '.Remember that'without-deYi; ".i.-'v
■ corumjaud- system • at' meetings'littlo, headway can"" ■," \x
be'madeY~>-The decision .of the chairman, unless". Y'' f'
'challenged,*is final. *'    '*'      1 S\   -^ 7\X[~"~;. X.--'-- ■
A; pleasing •. variety^sof renter talnment-
wtll^befprovid'eel ?_jy- ifie. Grand'theatre
duringttho'^followiSg.' weelcJ *j Tonight".
be_ glvenJoyUenja^ splendid 6C9__iorfea>
The Ladies - Guild   are; to give a
danco.on Easter Tuesday March 2&tb.
,»—■——, '    in '~
"" J. p. Palmer of Lethbridge was* a
city; visitor on Monday. •
To ail lovers-; of good'
dowri.in your djary Feb.
string," "brass and vocal." _
music,.' put
L26th" Reed,
' A meetl__g,.of the TVeteranB' as'socia-'
(ion-will .be held in the* basement' of,
Cbrlst's church at 7 "p.in.,- Sunday
FebVl6th; ■•*   'Y\   ' .      ',   -r yy   S:
Y Mr. DY A." McDonald, of Calgary has
arrived in.t'o'wtf'to take charge of the'
moving picture machine at the 'Grand.'
Feb. 26ti;J. Lester Haberkorn," a
baritone' of acknowledged'pdwer^and
melody will be here with'the'Hallow-
ell concert'company., ,'J "•" V'Y 5"
A-sale of .home cooking will be held
in the achoolrbom' of the'-MethodlBt
church on Saturday at<3 o'clock. "Afternoon tea ;-wlll: also bo served.   -' "'.',
Reserve',iFeb.'<,,26th.., The greatest"
ten-piece orchestra-will appear ln Fer-'
nie under the"ausp_'ces.of the Knights'
of - Pythias?-, Every-; individual 'mem-'
ber an artist.■'*" 'Y .. :-'"'  '    ''■'rt",v.~>">
"- A'-box: social -.undero the ausplcesTof
the'EstiiervRebekah lodge,:Fernie?'in:
aid of.tie Odd'Fellows'-'home.'-wiir'be
held Tin:. th'e ;K.7.Qf_gt__halLoa JPriday. _
Feb.- 29th.'"Tickets are'25j*cents and
refreshments_wlll.be served."-;75 ^fc-.-~.
•"■"■ 80CIAU8T MEETING r,i>
.A propagand>^ne.pting'; will'"take
place in'the basemenf'of the Miners'
hall ion...^Sunday <r*'^hing jh'estt'i a£j7
o'clock,; when' Comrade George" Knox
et .Coal- Creek*' wm^'be^the 'principal
speaker. - After the lecture a1 business
meeting- will be > held. 'Y Members'are
expected'to turn up/in,'force.''.,iEvorjr-_
body welcome. •'■' .wv-v.,-, SSu,, . x
■ )-._',
'v -'!?), .)••.-' vi BIRTHS«ii';i»ijf- '. >'J"/i
v BARTON-ron ■ WednefldaV/.Feb.(-12,
toiMr.and;Mr8. George Bar toa a sob,
'■'• Y_l     "  ">'i'>   "*';i   '.Y.
A .revision; of .the^ voters "roll will
tike place on>Wednesday,- Feb.- 19. ~
Wm,. Richardson,..who was charged
.with assault,' was fined. $40 and bIx
months on .suspended, sentence.
Magistrate,". Whimster..., Is , occupied
today, with the .hearing>of a case "of
attempted rape.; The "complainant is
a little;.glrl eleven years old." ':-YY ,
' The,,,funeral of ,the late' Harry-L;
Cummins will take place Saturday ja*-
ternoon -"at 2.30 • o'clock^ ; from ^'the
English"church, 7-7.. S-< „-7,' 's:" *Y
.Chan' So,Sing^as a witness", in ja'
civil case' before,, Mr." Justice' Tttomp*
son yesterday. '"Hia^vldence* appeared to the judge to be-in the nature of
wilful misstatements'' and" the' judge
accordingly ordered/his'arrest'on1 a
charge'of-'perjury.' Accused appeared
before Mr;- F.''J^ Burns- this'mornlng
and - the" hearing was-postponed- until,
next Tuesday.1 *•'*■'• ',' '-* '-'r^,- > '-'i'-v-'-'Y
turein three reelsiwlll.be shown;;-the
Garden^of. Allah; - an^Affican ^stoTO^ii^'
addiUon':there;win7;be* seyefai'.cbmedy,
pictures; 'Saturday; night thatVgreat
everywhereY^rein^ N^JTorkt-tplvkn.-
couver. ;'and:f we ^predict":.; a^"capacity
houBeT' Pbr7tfie- convenience of'tlid_»
who*; cannot •get-Jout<■ Saturdayi-evenlng;'
the mana'gement[will put. bn^'a"matinee
Saturday;!*afternoon"' at'3 b'clock^at
which1 special prices*wUl:PrevaiK|;r- f*
-Y' Monday ^ and - Tuesday;- of' "ner ^Veek-
willvbe"filled'with'the usual'"mbylea?,,
and Illustrated 'songs..'-" "Wednesday
the'plctures'wlll.hbld'the boards' until
10- p.m., doors opening on this, evening at 7 o'cldclt,' as'.theYtheatfe'has
been leased for'the-Streeter-Mbrtimef
boxing.' contest'. ■"at' 10.15' p.m.'..." The
following evening,: Thursday; a 'repi-
tltion'of the Wednesday program-will
be shown/'On'FrldayT'and Saturday
andSaturday'matinee the famous' Delhi Durbar.will be shown inkinemacol-
or. 7 The kinemacolor pictures are not-
a- mere representation—-they are'the"
thing.- itself y or - as'; near ' actuality... as
anything can be. _"*..;;, -. " ,,.'"' •.
7 While In'Calgaryf"Mr.-> Mackenzie
the manager.ofythe.Grand,"made' ten;
tatlve' arrangements, .with the. Pantag-
os^ vaudeville circuity to-show here.ev-^
ery: Thursday evening, but.as1 the Pin-1
tageir people ask a large guarantee, he
feels, that before coming to-any, definite, arrangement 'some method'of1 as-
'certalning how the' people of7< Fernie
feel, aboutfthe ; proposed innovation.
'With that, end - in- view;-Mr; .Mackenzie'
has prepared a-subscription list' which,
he will; endeavor to" have" largely "signed. _• •-f--i,*,t."'" *',.■-; "" ,:,xivyi-;i£r :.':•-■
.' JyjT Martin^ a' member' of tli'e" law-
firm- of Herchmer. & Martin,' returned
from' W trip-1 east," bringing .with; jiim
his wife; who'was formerly' MISs^Mary.,
Macadam of Sydney,1- N. S.'.They*,Vere
married' in" Toronto Y 'by'^'Archbialiop
•Macneil^-who - isr' a, friend^ of MrsY Mai>"
tin's 'family:, SS' '■■'ry'yy^y^
"gram of moving pictiiresyThe feature j..  .,......
fli4.of'. late 'hV%b^6C^b^^.Y?vYY'
acter and appeaU^those^^l-O-are^-v -_,«:
loQklng^for< instructive' and'-entertain^-Y'V: ;>.•,-
woman;;actlng )tor themoying plcturss
will"_3e^ffatured}ln!-;'tne' I'tilirf'^'Misa^Y/^.^Y '
th'e .^ro'gremi^compr^Be-'^VA" "KentuckyJ-^. - ySr?;
Feud/I^The calT of .the pea^'^'The^/vt: y>f->,
Theg. *|Shlp 7p't^Llon^iwill /aiso/'be^^Yy^-Y''
Bhown,->and7promiserto - We,a'Jiim,[of' \YV ^y'.
se_-satioh-.l\intere'st • preBentefd 'by'the^, „ • XTS'i
Ambrosio^ company.,'^11 -ty y i, ye- S^'T7"'7>,;
7yThe,usual'matinee-will'be given onY "
Saturday Yafternoon;;. and ;for7Monday'-.
and Tuesday" a-,two^riael- feature, en1 *'
titIed--KThe\Man;?^ey}Scorned," will;
be', thrown-on the: screen;-'-'\.'- '-X l^
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Classified Ads.—Gent a Word
'C',.  *_M V,.
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^Y»AiNTEI>-rGlrl7;for .general - hottBe-':^' _
work.:; 'Apply' Mrs';" A£ .B7- Trites:'." _': .1^"
FOR   SALEr-Household 7urnlture"v Y* ,
AU as good .as" nfjw, ' Apply'after.Bix'.*•'
o'clock any.evening",next wee_c.',1.M'r/.\ i
Chas;. Brucejv, McPhersoh;■ aVe.;an^% .-„
Thompson.street.*.,' ,'-;*'" y26-2tp'; y-'
/ POR;SALE OR RENT^Seven|room',->Jl'-*-
house-.with;'bath»ete.Y;,Apply! MrsY|!..'y e
Ross; Dalton aveenueY '**-•;'. /- ''__«-3tp"*y -
,      ,.      • ', *,-* ',:v- ,.ii.f .\-.i~'. - -i      AW*  j" ,.,_^'_J!a v -
i . , ■,  <-,'>y. r
Sale..^Apply. Mrs;;Er'RosB, Dalton' ave!. ({y-
U •••','.. v S i, -.."- iX. "' "^'5'; ■
.5 "~s'
^'TO^RENT^fyrnlshed.'or unfurnisli-'/Y^Y£
ed.pne^pr two rooms ^d kitchen, witli Y.", - \\*
UMrof".'ib^l»Yr6o__-:,■ v-'Ap^y,' Cv.e.0.--' :-;Y:>
Ledger -tiwim. ,-a v -u .'*-,
to   ^..l"««;i-»
i-.&ext Monday evening.1 Feb_l;17th;!'a
basket social and dance ^will'-be; held"
in" the baBement'of the • -Miners*1 hall.'
The'bbject.'iti'to'proyide.a sum o't'mon-'
e'y'tbfuroistf bboka'7'forY'tW-library.
jjon't^you think lt'wbrthy'of your'mor
al and|flhanciai,,suppbr't7 £ Come. With'
all the;enthusiasm;of'VoiithYmake' It
a[bumping success.'"A good go-ahead'
committee"- is at'the" head of 'affairs:
.•Tickets 'may' be had'from the''Becre-1
tary" of .the Reading1 andr Recreation
Y On Thursday evening, next tbe^Vet-
era'ns of'Fernie" will fbnnaily haad'ov-
reYto','the'-''cl_y of Fernie, theambu-'
ianceY The1 'occasion: wlii -be 'mariie'd'
,by a barijiu^t'to' be^held'In !the7Fer'nie
hotel on that eVe'nlng:1' Ticlce-s'are$'i.j
eaciir 'Aa'|fhe''dbjec't' Is'i'a'-'^ortiiy. bne;j
in:;addltlon''\o. whlcb .a'Bopd'.'tlirie^ift'
assurr'ed/'a'^ig crowd lis' anticipated.''"
Y v*■;/>:'' -'■-.*".HOCKEY>X%7X]',l."'
f Referee1 Burland got! the bbyB'Btaft.-*
briYgbod'.icejYand'J* good • hockey^" was
shown''right 'from'the commencement;'
the' puck ^travelling from end to'eiid;
The.first'goal, came "from Callahan'for
Cranbrdolc",afteir'15 minutes''" of .play.
The local .boys'then got busy-ahd;"two
mirfiitesf;later'M,"'Gidding Bcored""for-
Ferale,'equalizing''the score." i*-'• 7'>f*;^
Y^First-**'^10^:-^-Fernie, "1; "'.'Craln^
Gidding," Fernie; ^ Callahan, Cranbrook.
"_.The Becond-peri^d^openedJSwith^fap^
play_by .bothsteams,- aiuf ;eariyl'on'H6y:-
.  __. ■__.     . . foj-
, _    - - Mutz.-
"_ Second^period:-^".Fernie,"3;" Cran-
House^splendld'coaditioni also House-;;•;, v. y '-
holdFur__lture,"cheapY Apply, J.'Craig .'"' ; V
' L   "•     *, * - '■■ j\* «■''y.-     j?** ''f^f.    -* *i*   "   •-    "l    '*, / !
MaAnn_fktionn    AvA*iM_n    l       - ■"" &**—.   l   -1   .   --" -v"    *• ,.   t
Macpherson Avenue.
, The .third' period*jb"rdUght out - some
fineYworic from-the Cranbrook boys,
Hirivi'ngf their: \stm6atf'tq --reduce! For-
iu^'BheaS_i;-YMcNab'JfC(!red "a 'goijarior
CranbrbBk/thTJs^brlngin'g :the score*13
to;2 lri' favor 'of■ FernieB' ",:'! " " ^ *'-
I-' Shelley;?and •' .M.7 'Oiddln'g were'r'the"
Wai Jstars'wnlle'RY'Grddlhg'and' Cal-'
lalian• were tlie'hbiabU.. fence decora-'
'/ 'Uf •ir*i-".y-y i
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;-   •*,,THE,1818 THEATRE   ,
*; - te^^^ljarf^iilEJJttw* Isis1'tbektre
*as'':iii-~ eveningYre'eA^'is * indlcat'e'd'-bV'
the. good' attendance' nightly, by' those'
whor;appre'cla"tiS' •'' h. Iwell selected' vpw^
'   Sy^J'-L'i y',±Li,><G$i'-''-fJ 1_ PiJv'v_f**K-i3,lj   r   '.
,' ROOMS — Furnished; bedroomsrTp . -
I^tV modern "'conveniences; btj'th.sh'bt'^ *
LandY',cold"; wateh-r^iectrlc', light, .^etcy.-
Apply,'", Mrsy' JaB.'V;Mitc_ieji^palto__l J - j
.'Avenue, y Y.Y ^yY-lYYYY',""";;3't-25 i?_i,'
:«/.' -:
ri v-jti 'fijt^-f-
FOR s.SALE—Three:roomed;. House-
>\AV.il_.*i.'»s:.... {   L..I.II.   i ,vl..-"j.   4, ^...-.Lt*.,
and;Shack on.I_ot. Apply,-_W. Stirrup,
-y~< v.
Masqri Avenue.''"' 7)-7y:7
iCJ^JU^UV.JVji ^.._, »vU
iwilh be :hold* at *_lk"«*clocfc-;in ithe'-forch-f
-r,- " -j'*
sbri-Falcorierr blocb',.,bvervJBleasdeell1_i ]'•',
•drog7store.s-.^|.'l'W'~^^Y'''"i-:Y.lYi'*";J'*. V;.>'"}'
7%J', "-' J.'.W,r.BENNETT,?:Auctioner.'.;;i«v
« y^^MORTGAGE'.BXliE';:^,;* fay' "
".TAKEiNOTIC^hat" l_he(*dJourned^.;.^',,.
MortgageY Sale ;pf.:.t_ie^ J. '^'t^MclStyreify'J.
propertyYb'eing^l_ot'ir2rBl6cK. 8; Peiriile f. >-.
situate* in Howlf-nV'Averiue' (oppoBite'5' (Y' '
Mettiodlst ;Par8oha'ge)Ywillf take-place."
__»atedvtWs'ieth'd'ay of January,'":i»18.""i c
H tv -J'«r-.  *j.,*'wi BENNETT,' 'I■, .
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CX'M'i'p-iv>S{\-£ r-.i'v
Hcro'B Hon. Mr. Poalfr rolmklnn liis follow.mln«
iHtor, lion. Mr. White, in tlio Houan; liulf tho Ontor-
ift ToripH nt lftp^crlicndH wUh ^\r Jnm«'« Whlti.,-;-
over tax reform; Col. Sam Hugltos and a p.'omlneiit
Tory editor in a slander unit; a duron Tory mem-
bera violently disagreeing over the bank hill, nml
othera, And the only really big Tory who romaifcx
nnmovod in Sir Rirhard MoBridft.—Ottawa T<V^>
Preaa. '
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Prodnoiion,    Oomploto in
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Matinw o& Mlo at tbo Box Office, Thettro
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FRIDAY,  SATURDAY,  Saturday Matinee
The Delhi Durbar
'-•'VMrcpt from the Renin'Thent^ London
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In  Kinemacolor,    Kinemacolor pictured aril not
- painted, they are a mechanical reproduction of the
whole pageant in natural colors,  '"   '   '
A il.rllU.tg, i_i'i_..__u. i'nipWuiiCv-Oki Ou NttCui*.'-.
own'colorinff.    Qlowinpr colors of the scenes, nnd
inbidontn, attending tho gorgeous oriental pageant r
ai Delhi, India, whoii King'0eorgo and Quoon Mary '
of England woro,rocontly proclaimed Emperor and   .
Kmpreiw oof India.   *      ^
"Garden of Allah"
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^^y-Yl HO8MfeR:N0TES>.3\::"i*Y.
'iX'X-'- Mr.\liewJs' StoctfetV<was"a visitor to
fc-yyBosmerjIastiweek'enafc; y, y y _.;
\ f Y y ^ "Mrv JY-Mqsgrofe^ pit-boss at "A- level
.. Y". was^called" hurriedly -away 'last* SatW;
1 V'.-iday"owing to the deaiii of-his .father!
'  Yv'"iYv^'-i^Kelyia.JCacu^plt b^ss'dur..
y yjsence'.r'. "Bob Andrews "is'ctaldng the
'    Y^^riner'B1 place at B; level./ Y ;,*TV,. ;
yX Y 7j;i rY palmer,'.,'barrister • pfy Letfi-
y . T.rldgeYwiw,a. business Visitor lri'Hoa-
' i   -mer Saturday last'Y^.,./ vY\  7y  •*'-■'
'-7.fi Sunday's meeting * of • the. local ,was
j""". again _ wellYa^
i-'Y'the.JnclIue"from B'level "'being .the
- - - tipne of contentlonY ,- However, '"all's
i j,* _ '.well, ..the; BameTbelng ,■_ satisfactorily
,'Y settled^ 'VYy-V''r:X-X :'Yy -Y.
- -'- ,. —.    , - , .. - tys. y T rt.i ~ *-y --*■ .   —
• ■? .-.-The latest;fad.aniohgst'.some,.of the
p     * .y 'baohelor's;of !Hosmer;"aeen_a,'tb!be 'tor.
■»  - . Y_get;ii_e nptVcushipn'sV'"Have''you<got
Y '.yours!yet?, . Y^-V*-*""'. Y Y,'; ,■'''
,. .Fred'Waters. had..a;}pig killing "bee
- ;,Y biit*at. camp .8, vwhicb .before it. term.-'
, '<, Y/nated Y«Mmbled:taf.wlid; b'oar.hunt
...Our.,local meat Inspector.(ex-officip)
;,i "thinks' he has ^located vtW7hbg fever
1;' ^^m^T^e";^
..-- ;y" According t to'' all {accounts.; the des-
, y • YcrlptloiiB of the miners aresbeing hung
-. Y'Yti^i'n Wme^qSfhe,:rtore's^severy little
»*" detail being;taken<Ystock:bf:wrEven
*°,'.^the_.length of-ourYfinger.nalls^- the
Yy amount of booze' we 'consume 'a month'
.to see^h'er.^YShe'dled.-'a5 week-after .he
arrived;th'erel' 'yi\y&<V-$XXX 'V-"'"'1
_ :'Biir_byn%vwaH'^
the O-OthYaimuaK: convention at I_eth-;
ibridge on-the 17th__.*-...") ;V'Tyy^TjyT
■^Vincent,•CoUiiis" is .having $a'p..ioi_7' of
trouble- 'with";his 'eyey; He' -;'was.. off
work _ for;"a • few"'-weeks' with"-\iti." then-
started; again, * but - onlyj-.'for Ya while
as he-had to.qult,?hls eye again being-
theYcause,-,;M',> .i"-'--""" "~ ",iy -rX .'
*r;Our,bld' friend;- Fred-Lewis," was.in
town for two weeks.- He left the Pacific
day-witli his famllyiJorthes Pacific
PaBS,- where- he. ia- working. Everyone,
was.giad-to see Fred looking bo well.
,'Dr. Morris;has.now got the temporary hospital fitted, up. - He has. consulting hours three times a day. It
Is the company's intention to build-a
hospital in;the near future, but when
they will starti on lt is7not' settled yef.
-Alex. Thomson is driver boss In the
mine: now, V.^ Y ->*: ' t. - ->,.
: Jack Bowen«quit' over\a week .ago.
He'intended to go north whenhe left.
We'are sorry.-to-lose "Jack.""    - -*
► ~r s~  --c
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,jl If.Charles Warlaby, brother-,-^,
■l^.ln-lai^'of Wlnounskie (deceas'-t(,^,
V;'ed)'late of Corbln, B. a,;wlll ♦;
' 'kindly "communicate wi'th^bls^"';♦,
^.trjet ^Secretary A. -J. "Carter,' '♦!
:Y'he .will hear '"of -BomethlrigY^'
•Y^hich will be to liis interest."-'^
4.» viThe .spectators thought that the
losing side would have been strength'*
ened ,by sending their right wing man
The local boys suffered defeat'at the
hands .of the Coleman boys. > Some
of'the boys   got   home in tiie^'wee*
;V- also •" "bur- earning' capacity." js '.being
... jotted- AovmS'. We'll ".have ■■ to. give.- a
-, Y"**llHft^"of' the -Btorfrkeepersf putting" such
/7 "faltli in5^B',i"'and-'the,_i''WeYw'U
,YY-.^'H'eWv^trade';7.Y']-Y,''''Sy, ■-'■■ "V^-;'ff
Y Y-^hosYCoieYlB again in'harnessY'Eik
**;I';iiumber .company^beinglihe, drivers. .-
_-y ' T>iTher*hotel^portersjo^Hosmer-have
l£^:7:,:.-BUddenly; gbt'chockYf.Jn. of ^usin^ss,-
■' -,-«_-: _ one^ofYthem'offerihgYi^twibl^^^
;*'per.ic.il and a chance In a raffle of'Mao.
-le'od lotB for adollar./;The other, liar-
ing more regard, for suffering-human!-
L"'^, Y,"ty, bffera.cureallYpllis at 25Vcents per
1'-. XX box, ..wrapper- free'^Eersevere boys,
■-   >;,ypu may yet'"rival.Rockefeller.,"-,~,"•
*"*,',',   A backbandvby name' of; G.j Gouvln,
'. hieing iara'jiurry-tojge't-doW,sa>chuto,
, y tell ;down\iti',,f. kesult,. tw^o^broke'h ribs."
f .._--YcB--,fc'Uslriess^i8 looking up.\The:Hosmer
■rylndusitSal^iroetrlri^a cafYoOlour
■ '"..this,weeKYrt$'CiYY'riiiif~^-it' /I'^-v,
,;-  A. J. Carter, •dl8trict?secretary-treas-
r,' fry werYwasJn\tovm Tuesda^pnbupinesa
I'"""'SjconnecteS' with" thieYorgaKizatibnY'V
*Y ;A'*ew*of Jbur^Aukrianj^^ brothers pul»
\.led out for the old,'country this week.
- '^Emperor ;_^n« ^pseph'.'will' no;doubt
'•  corral,some1 of them for.his armjr.'-jV
: -..It is,rumored 'that ;some j)f„the..tlp-
'pie, bunch" are goingi6_)tar.'a Hard-
■   ware .BtoreJp^ThoIr -^ 'gp^biaiitleB,; no
.doubti;,wiu;be, ol(l saws,,axei,.picks;
etc.    .     '*'   '•-,      ,        '„-:'•
,    •    -    '   f"rri;i,i"«  .-.■'.t?j:,.;;i',-,-;.i,_-,sHC
- Marshall and Alt gave amoving plo-'
turo show in-the"opera-house Friday
>«Vo also pleased to'see..that tholr
- liantt'bills;hfid the" 'District^dger'
imprint on'i'thl^-.tinio.''^'^ ,,
./Don't forge,t;thftt,._fou.o&n,tho "Led-;
; gor'.at Wylle'r store every Friday ©y>
7v ,'onlng/ ' - '-.''•""
• -Tom Price ..left- on "t^e.Jfrlday,night
flyer for a visit to hlBjMerids in Michel,
He reports.having,.had"a,good' time.,..1-
' Tommy Hutchif)£K)n>ame hbme.from
the-hospital, on ■- Saturday, and, says; he
will, floqn i beT,ready, ^fpr, "wprkj .».Now,
youibramatlcs.rget^busy.nrY .,, ,.- !t,v
"Mrs.v Davidson;is back-home again
from the hospital andialthough'rather
weak, she'is-progresslngas-wellascan
be expected: .Jimmy is nowallsmiles.
""■.There, are'.several/.new/jarrlvals ,in
campTthrsYweek,- rustling jobs .in' ani
arpund the ;m^ri'esyY/' !\;,s i;-,'!-^;' ' •■■
Y,-.Tom' Wrlght-vi-was admitted' to .the
hospital,on"Friday,ithe7th'lnst., to'uri-'
dergoY an operation ,,for^ appendicitis. '
We'are'pleas*e"dVto'»report~thatvlie Is
prbgresiring'&vplhibl^i'^ ;. -■•yi --'".''
Thei6tork/p"aJd',a"yisIt'tb the home'
of>MrY wid" MVp W.-'Heed, "leavings a
fIne'daughter;on-Sa!turday;,IaBt'Y Keep
smiling,.Billy,;a__d;the'n'^ome. *' "'-'
-: JackYkentris'ra frequent • visitor .to'
thls.burgfthese'days.^. "Yy/     »--iv
Mr-tjariidyMrRj-Harry-; Murray' were'
the:guests o'f/Mrrand Mr&'R. Billsbo-
rongh+on^Sundayi la'sty^.
around a corner. His cutter''upset,-
throwing' him- out "and -:breaking 'a
shafton the cutter. Nbjserious dam-'1
age -waa,done.   -    • '  ' ,; "
Born to Mr. and, Mrs. Lambert' Dam-
boisi .on {TueBd*ay morning, a baby.
It died next'day and was buried .on
Tnursday.'^    ■■•■-''     •  •   ,.";...
; "Word .has been received that ,Mr,.
William .Simpson, who has been.living
in Hillcrest for some time, expects to
move back, to Frank "toward the end'
of this week.    ' YY* \ ;Y„
- The several hockey" games of the
week have attracted, much-attention,
Frank (went',to" Coleman last Wednesday night and. Were "trimmed 7 to 4.
Coleman played here on, Friday night
and in a very elose'game - won by a
score of 6 to. 4.' Tuesday night Cowlejr
came. tp."Jyankywith-'a team which
proved to be ja.Vombination of Beaver
Mines,and Cpwleyi ;They"gave";a fine
exhibition 'of hockey throughput. The
garne^ .was, fast resulting jn' a 'win .for
F/ank,".5 _'to]'3.X} Mr., Harry, (3unn of'
Cowley|acted al,referee.'."a game waB,
played 'Wednesday/night at Blairmpre."
between' that, ^team- 'and _ Frank, which
resulted in ..a, victory, for Frank by. a
acore of 7'tip S7''7 ,'Y" "' '
, The post-office was removed from-its
old stand'near^tke-Frank hotel to its
new quarters in the-building occupied
by'the Co-operative'Btorfe! •' -■"/- '
tp the /dressing-.room,, and- playing a .hours of the morning,
man; short.' y. ,        , ,
—The Coleman hockey, team will play
Blairmore at Coleman on Friday/night
and;the,winner,of this game will very
near.be.hailed as the winner of.the
local league. ,,, ,   . ,' ■"
..Saturday is "pay day. at the mines
and we hope to see air the boys who
jumped .on the water-wagon on New
Tear's day on top, as the most of
them are likely to get hurt (financially); should they drop^ off. .   '
Several ^lost/articlesrJ"have! come,' to
light—now;• "that' the - snow'; fsr' melting/
Nuffifled,{j6B:y\f< X'""""    '"' "!1'
•Mrs.:'J:*;,W;'iGi,ayr of- the ''Fbotihlis
BungaIow,*J»paid a'vlslt to'her.daughter, ' Mrs.' 7S.. PhllllpB,' W Monday- last'
.We:are/sorry to leaTn'tlitit; she caught.
a chill rand: haB • been > confined: to, .the'
house Blnce'her' return home, X'.'"" • ;
.<Mrs.■ J.-T/iPockeyAahd family--were
visiting fneJativeo'.aadfriends1 up *here
this week.« Still?'tHe'same1 cry,"'No
place out West llW'Cokl CMek.'"-. '"••*■
Jack Scott arrived from*England-'this
week yand; 'has' taken a7'.'position "In"
i      '  ,■■ >' J in,  if.Ui.'-Acui iii J.Utitr -il,i'
CORBIN: NOTE3        .    ♦
By "Onlooker.!' "    &
'On'.Thursday" evening,- Feb.'' 6th'i'ra
yery, interesting billiard"matcn..took'
place'at/Graham's billiard;rooms.' The
contestants /were a: picked'team of cue
'"   f/      :   . - y
artists froin Bellevue/ against the'.best
that Coleman' could produce.'.,, Below
are the teams aridjscores': YY-.'r,('  ' "
'Coleman"- i •'' *'y'. Bellevue
I."' Thomas/. .':114 'R. DugdaleV.": :150
J/-Graham.... 150 T. DugSale/..'.'95
S.: Moores. '.Y, 150 'y W.' Cbpeland.''.- ".105
R.; 'Jbnes..-;. .150 "-H.' Varley'. .V. .103
J. .Graham... 1150 'J.-McNeil'.,.. .100
F. Bostdck.!.J..160'-':J. Lithwland.. 58
■t'lf ;: '■'/■■jgei';^')'"-' 'X'j yj'eu
, ,Tho previous week'-11 the,;.-Cpioman'
team'1 mnde'-tlie1 "trip ito'Bellevue and
were beaten'hy 192 ''poIntB.Y'H6wev»jr,
the(boys 'made amends'for their de-
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(Held'over from last week.)
.Robert Heaps, who has been work-,
ing. in -Alberta these last few. months
came up here on Saturday. „ Bob secured'a job digging-black diamonds.
He intends to bring his family* up. .
Quite a number of .Michelites have
secured'employment ,here lately. They
say-Michel is not like* it used to be.~Y
It makes people think of the north
pole when they see the jack dogs coining in"frbm'the'Flathead, where they
used to Jack'the food to the men cut-'
ting'the right-of-way. "This is nearly-
finished arid'the'ties are ready to
start on." The5*railroad' company ex-
pect to be th'rpugli; by next fall," * ':
'"'^rack'Iresbn.'who has been pa a vacation to Beaver rCreek," has returned.
Many were glad to see'Jack back again
He had' not been-in camp more than a'
few'7__oura' when ' he ''was booked io
play.at the^ dance, which* was-attended
by/a' large number/"',/-'.'
\lfr_ikk*'Newman ,'paid7a.' visit, to hia
parent's'in'Michel 'th'is week.' '. '.""
.-, James*Marsland "ah old-timer in MU
chel has' taken up", his residence'in
CorbinlY'^'^ryY'^-i^ •■  ■-;._
Men are'flocking"Into Corbin and
the bbarding,houses are getting full.',
-AlbertNewman had his thumb pinch"
ed this wwk/.We'hoipe it will soon
be all fight again.' "YY. "",  '     7,7'-.'.
VInr.ent Joy, was' in' town this week,
renewing old' nc-jjofotances. ,^. ',"'.
pullrd out to np.w:pasture.. We wish
good luck'to'you,'boys. ;,.'-, ■"'•" /
Dbctior Weldon wa'^'up here on business this week.    -' :"' ' * -
'" John Shone. William Connors, H. B;
Hineline, Doctor McKenzie, Tom Right
and Alex. Moorhead, were,at Macieod
this week in conectlon with" the shooit
ing affair that took place a few days
ago. They. returned home on Tuesday.
Mr. S. Shone, who has-been superintendent of-< mines,at Bellevue for
some time, has severed his-connection
with the West Canadian Colliery Co. -
lllss McCreery is again back in
Bellevue as teacher of the school." She
has just arrived ln camp,from her
home Ih C. B„ N. S. Her friends aro
glad to' see her back again.
The Rev. W. Irwln is teaching in
the* school till they win get a teacher: ., ■      .  ,-
Some of the sports want to know
what is the trouble.with the boxer
from Coleman. He didn't turn up to
sign the articles as was expected on
, Next" Sunday the subject at the Bellevue Methodist church will,'be, 'Im-
mortality.' The Rev. Mr. Irwin Invites, discussion.  .,
The ladies of the camp are going
to have a basket social in the Methodist church on February 17. So, boys,
don't forget to be there with the goods
A good time, for all."
•Mr..,William.Christie, left camp on
Friday,"night for.Calgary. '   ,      ',
Mr. JohnR, McDonald is again in
Bellevue as- super at the Bellevue
mines. He was here for some, time as
super, t>ut resigned'his position last
May.' His many friends are glad to
see him, back again.' Y '
x- The Christmas Tree commlttee'wish
to make public'the following report,
of receipts and expenditures:
Receipts '"
Collected from,employees of
"the'West Canadian"Collieries ,
;   CompanyJI..'...   .'/.'.7.TT..|381.75
Coilected from employees of
;   the-Maple Leaf Mining Co..., 28.00
Contributed by other citizens..' 92.00
There is~quito a demand for houses
and with the resulting overcrowding,
the cry around here. Is not, "back to
the land," but-"back to the shacks."
Let us hope the company will go one
better and - put some houses up at
once. <.       '-.'■■
. It Is reported that Frank "mine is
lively to open up soon and a -good
number of Frank -miners have left
here for that camp.
■ .The Bankhead curlers are having a
most interesting season, two cups having been disposed of. R. Muir's rink
won the Kidney cup and H. Hill's rink
the Ashdown cup. The Brett cup and
Aldridge cup are still to play for, and
some exciting games are looked for.
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Watch this space
next week
Coleman, Alta.
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'    The mln© had ft'^lJ^BteadyjNfvrk
for two woejtB," but' "i" ■top" wai "made
on Tuosday through the'snow drlftlnir
and blocking theiijut^.M that the en>
' "glno wnlrt nptujitei'through.    If   It
. .we'o not for'that wo would work
,, neai'y l*Hl the[\tlmo,.»«■,%•'*^o^rm\
has orders for all the'coal.they cnn
■' producer.. At ''preaent * tho ■ output • il
from'JOO to 400 ton> per'flay,"'.', _ X7 '.
"JAck'TreUon hns pulled his time and
left'- W« all thought that ho wpul«
have, etayed for a time.  But no, he
took'the notion and off he went for
Oorl. In. . yto will 7 mln. him around
Torpy aad Cameron**,
Th* w«n'itArted on the new contract on tho flrat of the,month'. And
n le wroally the eaet.aom* are eatl*.
fled with it and aome art not .,»
thero yov'nre, what'can yoii dbf ; We
know It la hard to please everybody,
, Strange, the meeting the contract wm
hrought u'ti nt nearly all the membera
attotided, Kext meeting Jtmt a hand*
ful '.llualnena over, of courne.
Allan McDonald blew Into onmp
laat woek ond and started work on
Monday. "Doing an old-timer hero he
wai welcomed back by the other old*
A.b-n ITrnnlltcn otarici. tUo WaJu^
on tho flrat of the month at the1 No. 1
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" The miBafemeiit have made a good
move In looking after the roon'a tools
ifiktsa nil __h..i.  ki va» bard to bring
out tw<ji.or throe plokato tho ahop
and -when you returned to go to work
,   again aot find a alngle oner Of «mrte
* aome one had them, but.who waa bet
frave Thomaa   atartad jjwort again
laat weeV   after helnr 'allflk tor tyn
,, montha, .■••.
Slippery says lho taor, amokar waa
the beat, that haa beet* held yet, but
othara aay different What prlM the
tb« alove ahaker, or I'm a. detperat*
man when arooaed. Too bad.
Bddtii Clark returned laat week end
.. frottv Novo. Scotia. Ha had word bla
methar waa iwy, Ut ao he want home
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. y    .  -Total receipts^     501.75
',  Expenditures
By cash for toys..'.'.'..........$374.25
By^cash for' candy, juts._etc.Y. ^61.20.
,rrYe.xPcnses "purchasing, toys.   15.00
^-expenses entertainment...     8.00
" ', cartage" ..'...''.  .Y. ..'   - .30
" "deficit'owlng TY Burnett '    "...
from committee, 1910,paid.."  28.00
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Red Feather & Tartan Canned Goods
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Prices I^ght \y
Satisfaction guaranteed or money .back
Phone 103        v:        Frank, Alta.
Tritiea-Woods' afore here.'*''^ow,< IHck,
ftet buay and show your brother around
Tobbftanning by moonlight (or lamp*
light) may be all right for those par-'
tlelpatlnig; but we would like to point
out that there are kHJbple.'.'n'the camp
who wan( tooleep at midnight,' Not
that we have any dealt* to Interfere
with anyone's pleaaure, but a HttU.
thought on the part of tha partial-
panta would be appraeiatad. Naff
eed.'  • '   ■
Th* company hare taken'adrantaira
of tha aprlng-llke weather we are an.
Joying Just now, and are puahlnt
ahead with the iridlnff ,t« tha B. prea-
poot mlno. ^We'underatand that eoal
will be ahlpped lu tha oourae of a few
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Quit* a large number or Creekites
attended tho mooting of diggers, hold
In the Union hall on Sunday laat  .
Jim Terrace, employed as rope rider
In No, 8 mlno, mot with cm accident on
Saturday laat while following hla em*
ployment, ' The Unfortunate fellow
waa removed to Pernio boapltal, and
we learn that ho la doing well.
feat b^Mtipf„tbe(r,. QPPj»»wnt» fpr
thei generoua, margjp of, S68,, thereby
winning this,match on the aggregate
score for the, two game* bf 01 points.
The beat brealf of jtji.e ..matply.wao
made by',Herman,Varley,who ran ta
nla points in hla flrat tame by a run
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The management of the opera houae
are baring the extreme aatlafactlon
of aaelng their bualnaaa polioy juatl'
fled by the, faet that the houae la paolc*
ad three nighta a wee* whan ploturea
are being ahown. Soma time ago they
Introduced th* eyatem of Belling ticket* to tha pabllo for th* aum ot fifty
oente, These ticket* admit the pur*
ohaaer to all picture ahowa during the
month, and aa they put on a show
three nighta *_^r*ek.,th*prle* ot ad>
mlaalon worka.out at Juat & llttlo over
four eenta a ahow," How'a that, yau
picture men, can ybu boat UT
The Coloman-hookey team auro era
tb* bunch to deliver -the good*. On
Warin«Hriftv 'Ti-(rM > ♦h**,Hi'lf".rftC(! tfce
crack* from Fmbk-hr a aenre nf 7 to
4, On Friday nlghtr th* Coleman
atlck bandlara drove to Frank to play
the return, and arrived home with the
acalpa ot tha local team nailed to their
war club*, having wort th* mm* t.v
the acore of 5 to 4, When Alec, nnd
hla klda'atop out to play real hockey,
the other team might aa well got off
th* Ice.
Wm. (Iraham, atcreiavy of the local
union, returned from Lethbrldgo on
Wedneaday evening, - whero he had
been alnce laat Sunday tranaactlng
bualnaaa tu connection with hi* offlcs,
On Wednesday night a moat eicit>>
Ing gam* of hockey waa played on tbe
rink between the counter juropere
from tha Cooperative, and th* acrlpea
of the International Ooal company.
Th* game waa exciting throughout and
• tumble 6b Tueiday, while driving I ended fn a win tar the aerlbo* by 0 to
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'Mr! aiid' Mr*:* John' \McDonaldl of
Coleman were'the'gufest_r:'of: Mr. and
Mrsl Stephen McKinnon" on Tuesday.
We are please'd to report that" Mr.1
Chas;'Fucks and'hls family "are back
to' the Union hotel again. • We under-
Btaiid that Mr. Fuchs'and the'Leth-'
bridge Brewing company'have arrived
at a satisfactory settlement, —The bar
Is^,opeja.,agaln. and^ojgiyj^tog^going
full swing,' '.*"-• " ""'" Y
f^Mr, Rose, who has been in charge
oj? tho ynlon" hotel • durlng;the - recent
trouble left for Lothihrldgo bn Monday.
;'|fiWo are norry to stato" that Mr. Ed.
Dufroane Is leaving town In a,fe^sdays^
During the time he served as'bartejjd-;
erUio has made many friends who* regret to [part with him. H.0 placo is
filled by Mr, Marshall of Tabor,
! |Pn Monday all provlous rocords woro
broken at thb 'HUlcrost minor tho output amounting to over 1,200 tons,,
i/jMr, George Splnks haa lately taken
over a position as porter in, the Hill*
criet hotel.   • y-^-y    ••"
,.Mr. John M. McDonald: aev«rely
apralned hla wriat skating on the lake
Su'nday.- „,,", _ .,.._,,
.^Qulte » vaudeville atunt:. was per
formed a few nighta ago by local to)-
etit, It oeema that a young fellow •*•
corted hla lady friend to an "entertainment whloh waa held In ithe -Union
hall.' However, that did not' suit the
ld*aa of Zeke and he disputed th* flrat
party'* claim on th^ young lady'* company. It appeared to the apectatore
at one time that a Frank Qoteh and
Zbyako match waa coming off. Dur
lag the argument another young man
enjoyed the lady'e company on her
way horn*,
Anyono wishing to rent tb* Ualoa
hall can do ao by applyW to Arthur
Crouthero, socrotary of the hall com-
.i Total
Balance on hand
Balance to he handed over to the
Bellevue school board to be devoted
as rewards oif merit -for pupils. In, the
Bellevue schools.      , ;
, Sighed (Arthur J. Kelly,, Bec-treas.
: ((William :H.',. Irwln, asst. ,
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Don'f forget to try Easton's
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Coleman Bakery
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, Alex. Eaaton, Prop.,,/
For bosses may come, and bossos
 may go,"'"' --y	
llko Tennyson's brook, forever.
* >'-* Nuff sod.
'.Dancing'seinufto haye been the'or.
der of-the day of dato.1 First thb Po-'
Huh danco, then a Slavish danco. And
tho'rumor goos that "Slippery" Is giving a Chinese danco. All right, Slip^
pery, nil set,-who's nextf   *
Our hockey team is In hnrd luck
thia year, but they proved they ar*
the right material when playing Can-
more at home, and we don't' have tb
aend to Calgary, for the goods.   >'' <■ <
Quite a number of men are coming
Into camp ,from Hosmer,, Alright,
Hosmer, send us your beet, we n«*d
them, '   ''"'' ""
A mild ease or two of meaeles hav*
been visiting th* camp.
We rogret to announce the death of
Jack Letcher, four year* old. He
wa* takvn to th* boapltal a few weekn
ago and died,;ther*, The funeral
took plac* Sunday, the Oth. Much
sympathy la felt for Mr, and Mr*.
Letcher in their loa*.
Every Night^8 to 10 o'clock T
At least five reels nightly, Feature films, Com-
- edies, Educational, Instructive.
PrlCM 10c A 35c
A pleasant evening's entertainment, House
comfortable, commodious and well heated
Ma nag or
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We are sorry to report that the 41
Market oompaqy hav* seen fit to remove from ua our popular-butcher,
Mr. Bkroaly, who la to leav* here af*
ter pay-day for a almllar petition tn
Colaman. Ill* place here wilt be tak-
en by Mr. Dempster, who haa arrived
from the oonat.,,
"Mr. Albert Wolitenholm* haa been
aent up here from Lethbridge to act
aa watchmari for th* C.P.n, In tnatr
Dr. McKay, our local phyalclan, took
F« M. Tlion&pson Co*
The Quality Store
Blairmore* Alta*
Mrs. William nutter of Klpp is vle-
Itlng In camp for a few day* thl* week,
Mr, John Alexander met with an
<uA..&_4_i v.u F_.t_._j la*i. V.h',-6 following hla occupation he had hla collar
bon* broken and some bad outa about
th* face. It will bo Home time before
ho will be able to work again. Ilia
many rrleada wlah him a apoedy recovery,
Mia* Shone, the matron of the Col*-
mnn hoNplfal, wns visiting In csmp on
Monday, tho gueat of Mr*, Itob't Kvani.
Mr. Jamea Callan la again back, a*
proprietor of the D«ll*vu» ho^i, H«
ha* hem at Red Dear fc som* tlm*
Ml* Mny friend* ar* glad to a** hln
and hi* fnmlly back araln.
Quit* a crowd went to Coleman with
tha Dellovuo team on Thursday night,
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The   Sale   bf the   Season
P. M. THOMPSON CO., will hold a 15 Day's Clearance Sale for Cash,
FEBRUARY lCth TO MARCH 1st Inclusive
Take your dollars to Thompson's they will do double duty for 15 days
AU Goods Reduced
Miner's Shoes Cut to the Soles Clothing Away Down
We are better on suits thttn any lawyer. Don't forget opening date
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Parker   Williams
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To'watch Parker Williams, Socialist
.' member of the legislative assemhly
fsoin Newcastle district, in debate; to
hear his harsh denunciation of the
government for its treatment of the
coal miners and workingmen of British
Columbia; or. listen to him addressing his constituents in the "Vancouver
island coal camps, is not' to see this
most unique figure in provincial politics at his best.
He has been painted as a fire-eating
fanatic who would ruthlesly destroy all
that is sacred and true, if necessary,
to attain his object; n man without a
conscience, who would not hesitate to
precipltato the nation into a civil war
which would make the horrors of the
French revolution pale into insignificance In comparison, and one who
would without mercy, 'banish all homo
lifo and have mankind revert to the
barbarian state of the dawn of civilization.
Such an impression is utterly false.
To see this man—this fire-eater—at
homo with his wife and family on his
of Mr. Williams;'" 'Noneofhis'acquaintances ever remember* seeing Chiiir
when his clothes-,did not-look-as* If
they had been thrown on him in a hit
and miss fashion, butevery,line of his
creased "store rags," from the ;soft
felt hat" which covers the tangled
thatch of black curly hair to the, heavy
boots turning red for the want-of polish, tells a story _ of 1 a man inside ot
them. -v
It is not the clothes, however, or the
firm grip of the calloused hand with
which he greets you that brings realization of the fact, no matter how you
may differ from him in politics or in
the theories that ho holds, you have
met a man who can hold his place
nmong mon, lt is his face that makes
you forget his ready-made garments
and rough appearance and think of
how, practically unaided, lie is fighting a desperate battle against a despotic government—a battle which .ultimately will' be won because of the
very fierceness of it. '
iHis    broad,    intelligent    forehead,
Parker Williams, as seen In the House.
" farm, or rather ranch, for he is (ittem-
Sting to haw a home out of a dense
forest—Is to realize how utterly absurd
such a picture is.
No amount of grooming and combing
would transform Parser Williams into
a Beau Brummel. It has been said
that the clothes bespeak the character
of the man, nnd scientists bave stated
that the different garments denote the
traits of tho wearer.     This is truo
prominent cheek bones and straight
broad nose above the laughing mouth,
hidden as it is beneath a bushy moustache, mark'him as'a person of more-
than ordinary intelligence, but it is
his eyes that compel attention. They
are wonderful eyes of a dark brown,"
deop set and shaded' by exceptionally
heavy' eyebrows; continually changing with every mood, As he recounts'
some tales of his mischievous young
sters they "are soft"and -warm,',but as
he tells of the bitter" fight ^between
the coal "miners'and .the government
they are two burning, coals, signalling
the fire Within"the man.. "■?-? ,■•-..
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v When the • "wprK . of ■ the - session is
over and the house has adjourned,
Parker Williams discards the suit
which may have caused some mirth
to'his colleagues at the capital and
dons the rough shirt and overalls in
which, he is most comfortable. You
will find him, at his place on the old
Ladysmith-Nanaimo road, some five
miles, from the1 former city, j busily
engaged in clearing land, or'grubbing
in.the small acreage.already;cleared.
.Perhaps, though, you.may have to
make two or-three,visits to find him
at home, for a telephone message may
have summoned him to one of. the
surrounding pit heads, where an accident has happened and a man has
been injured, or he- may be at a
neighbor's explaining some point in
regard .to the school act, bush fire'
regulations or one of the many legal
matters that puzzle the farmer. Again
he may be attending an inquest and
questioning witnesses with a view to
ascertaining if everything possible Is
being done to protect the widow and
orphans under ^ho provisions of the
workmen's compensation act. ' -His
duties do not end with the drawing of
his sessional indemnity.   -
But if you find him at home and
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turn up the driveway between the.
"snake" fences to the homely little
cottage, he will leave his work and
come across the fields, wiping his dirty
hands en his pants leg or moping
the sweat from his brow with a great
red bandanna. A welcome **a^v_-its
whether you are a Socialist.Liberal or
Conservative, and he will offer you
a drink from the clear spring, or if.
you prefer it, of cool milk, before he
enquires the reason of your visit. •" '
. He will insist on your staying for
lunch, and while that meal" is preparing will1 take you about tho. place.
First t3 the aviary," some half dozen
hives, and he laughs at your fears' as
he moves freely among the bees ex-<
amining the combs and replacing the
lids. Over there he is clearing the
underbrush and , assisting him are
several of his little' sons, working
while he iV busy, but ready to dodge
through the * fence and off. to an adjacent creek at the first opportunity..
When he finds that the little fellows
have disappeared he laughingly" explains that he don't.Mame them in
the least, and hinfself can hardly resist the call-of nature and the voice of
the babbling stream., <■'-. •
From the' clearing he guides you
through -the raspberry canes to the
spot'which to him_isYmo_i_e__attra(_tive.
than any other, his little place. This
Is what,he terms his "experimental
garden," where he delights to cross
and graft shrubs' and plants.. Just
now he is endeavoring to produce a
new berry,' crossing' the salmon and
raspbery canes. '-',.'•
A call from the house announces
dinner and after washing the grime
from his hands In tbe outhouse he
brings you Into tlio kitchen, scrupulously clean, and introduces, you to
Mrs. Williams, a quiet gold'.n -haired,
little woman, who attends to,her family of six children, does' her own work
and still finds timo to take an inter-'
est In the affairs of hor husband, aid
ing and ^encouraging, -'and," if neces-'
sary, criticizing * him'. The. little * on*
troop.in,rall'of,them bearing a marked
resemblance:to".their father,* and the
^-X^SXyXy \,y-'i- Y.
,The-tahle,^et-in,the front room*is
well supplied with,good, plain food;
new-laid eggs, -with; plenty., of milk
and tea, Vegetables and honey) with
homemade'bread and fresh" butter. ',
After; the meal-.has been disposed
of and the table has.been cleared by
the little ones, under the kindly direction ofjtheir mother,' if you are
insistent. your' host" may consent to
play a few tunes on, the organ, which
stands in the corner '. of the . cosily
furnished room, for, like the majority
of Welsh,, Parker Williams is musically inclined, and although. you learn
that' he has never taken music lessons, he plays with much skill.J
"., It is.,a hard matter to get this'bold
speaker* to. talk of himself, for he is
bashful and reticent in regard to the
man who is more in the public eye
in BritisliT Columbia, toduy than" is the
premier, but mention'the working-
men of British Columbia and he at
once commences to talk. _ With much
of the sarcasm which characterizes
his public utterances, he will tell of
the men opposed • to the laborlru.
cl-vsscs, rela.-'ii'g incident after incident in support of his contentions
He will recount the trials and tribulations of the miners, hot only in his
own. district, but throughout the province, or of the flshermen'of the -.distant Skecna, for, unlike many members of the assembly, the confines of
his constituency, do not constitute the
limit of his' labors. " *
His conversation reveals that his
has been a difficult row to hoe, and-
you learn how, a mere boy, he went
to,work in Wales, practically devoid
of even the three "It's" of elementary
education; how' he married before he
attained ■ his majority and the struggle he had. for existence in his early
married life, and from the glances he
casts at the'sweet, motherly person
who is his' helpmate, you realize the
inspiration7wfiich prompted him to
educate himself.       <-
It is easy to imagine nights of deep
study after long days of toil to. reclaim tlie" opportunities missed in his
youth. .His face clouds and you know
it is notif himself-he is thinking'in'
recalling" the- days when "blacklisted",
for expressing his • opinions, he has
tramped' from one place to another
seeking employment. His days in ,a
lumber camp are touched on-lightly,
and also.his work ih the Vancouver
island mines," and - then "he , delights
you with reminiscences of his. early-
attempts' at farming, for his' sense of
hiimnr is keen.     -''    .    '-'.   . Yy* .
_•*,<•' •
. *~«X
-■-J .'-':.-•  y
By Robert * Hunter.; *" ; 7',,
(Courtesy of National Socialist.).'
„ "The- words', General "Strike.'V'-'says
Jules Guesdo/'have already- done much
harm. .General Strike!. And they organize no more'. General Strike! "And
they vote'no"'more.'?'. ,.-. y , y ...
.The explanation of inu.clr_.of the ill-
temper ' and % bitterness,' .which * arises
whenever' a discussion of, General
Strike takes'place in iabor;circles, lies
in that brief statement-of. Guesde.
Both Socialists and Trade Unionists
are genuinely tolerant upon all creeds
as, to future society.--One may believe almost .anything concerning Tho
Now Time, and yet find himself acceptable to his comrades. One may be
a State Socialist, a Communist, an Anarchist, indeed almost anything, that-
stands for a change in the existing order,, but no one will fly into rage at
the mention of .his^faith. If one seek
discussion, one^can always find it with
out heat and without bitterness..-But
the moment men in'the world cf Labor differ as to tactics, thoy fight, of-
teh.with violence and"mallce that seem
incredible.     '    .        .',',*•'
Yet this is exactly whafmust happen. r. The future'will not be deter-,
mined by our controversies of today.
.Whether or hot man will have money
then, or a government,' or a two-hour
day can" riot be decided by us now.
. But the path we are to take, to reach
our destination is'.an immediate pres--
sing matter that must be decided-now.
No^ one wishes to lose time, or to take
the wrong road. None of us wishes
to see the armies of Labor helplessly,
floundering about in roads that, lead
nowhere.' _ Whether br not, therefore, we shall organize political parties
Trade Unions and Co-operatives is a
vital matter. The outlines of thefu-.
ture state which we make- today wc
may amend tomorrow. But the tactics which evolve today's march can
not be put off.- Necessity forces us to
make a.decision. It is7not.strange,
therefore, tliat" Trade Unionists and
Socialists quarrel wheh.one group underestimates the value of the other,
and that both Unionist arid,Socialist
turn with rage .upon the Syndicalist,
when the latter.;.says:..- * "You are.
wasting your lives. .The7 craft' union
and the parliamentary-parly are both
.bulwarks  of   Capitalism.   Let}every
of :mfen'looking for ".-information. Yfood. j.
and7 for "guidance: from their,.'org^niza-y.v\
tiohi and-not gettingrjtY;"^en"JWhatT""-;Y" -§
The iprobfem.-dpesY hot .end i^it^begms Y .•* Y-'
with thecGeheraf Strike.'-Y7'V: ".y" .,'"?-Y-L \.
" servatives, so the political-leaders are
bound _tp.'. become more:, reactionary.
The co-operatives, also- come in .for
th'eirYshare of\the; blame. "Their sole
work,' declare, the Syndicalist's. ;is'.'tq_
make the 'working .class a.small capi-*
talist class; thus- helping V perpetuate [the' system..   And opposed^o^all
thist? creative and" constructive,. work
of ,the*modern labor movemehV,they:
place the   single-battle, cry,"7 "The
General Strike!'""'   y •    ". y "'_',,_
Now,   the   accomplishments of-the
modern labor movement have not been
the rosult of accident. ^ The workers
have pursued certain, definite, well-defined patlis of agitation,' education and
organization.  * Certain rules or" tactics have, governed the, action'of the
working   class  and   have , been  the,
"means of .creating a fairly extensive.,
solidarity.     The end.and aim,, of ."the
movement has played its part. Without a goal, no direction ls> possible,
but more effectual even, than the goal
has1 been the patient and continuous
labor of countless agitators and'administrators.  - Amid quarrels and dissensions, in spite of criticism and even
\_~cnt antagonism; in the very face
of alKthose who were forever shouting
that their.work led nowhere, the leaders' of the Socialist,' Trade ;Union and
Co-operative movements have dogged-
'ly-pursued their great'task.'   It'is-ah
historic fact that no'action ot the enemy has ever seriously troubled.'.he
march of the working class. Whether
fought or flattered, ynether" denounced or fondled by. the enemy"; the'movement'has gone forward, step by step.'
The chief obstacles in the path of- the
Labor movement ha7eever beeh the
quarrels and dissensions that have.a
risen among the 'workers themselves.-
.* The Syndicalist of today'» bears - a
striking resemblance to what used <to
be.known as the Impossibillst,,'and
the^career of the frnpossibilistis-rine
of • the most- devious and - intricate
known to history^ ' -Whoever invented
the .title deserves the name of "genius.
The Impossibilist is^the very essence
of inconsistency. At one .period'ha
i8-an Anarchist, at another a fanatical'
Political Actionist, at still another a
fanatical dire"ct r.ctioi In. In this country, the 'early, ones" fought industrial
action. '.They urged the worker...'.)
abandoh.'their-uriions and tb stop useless and' ineffective strikes. At that
time the'y.urged,.that political action
- -'Co-'operativ.e '.'and trade, societies Jn..:. ■
Grea^ritaln'are,"said to be'organisingy
a,combine"affectihg-J-about"4,000,000 .
workmen'.- and  involving J $250,000,000 -;-' . Y {
capital.7the-purpose"b,eini;Yto, cp-ordin- .;--.'"¥,:
ate'all-'unions spas;to-secure control-.Y;
of industry aW.commerce in order,,to; '
enable .workers to'sblve theprohleniof "-
labors unrest' .by nationalization' of ;-in-. •_"
'dustry.'-'v -"VYi''1 *"--V*'\ '7-77 '-XXXK..
A 'Magistrate's Wonderful EspcriU'
-' ence With Zam-Buk.
.. Mr^J; E. An.enault,.a Justice of the. >'
II. ace,-.and. station master, atYWelllng-   "
l■•.-, hti\ the Prince Edward, Island By., .'•■*
Uiu had'a wonderful proof of .the heal- "'•;
,.h._.-l_ov.er of Zam-Buk.  He says:   - , . "*,*
:■' "Four years ago I had.an accident.,  Y
£'slipped ln the station and fell on a', ,-■'
flight truck, sustaining a had cut ou ■
ch* 11out of my leg. . I thought, this,, '-*:
veald'heal, butTnstead of dolnu so lt^ * -
"-■'vv.-OKd Into a.bad .uleor aud later"
l-.ki _. loini of eczema which spread   >»
va.y lapiilly. and also Btart'ed on the
oilier leg.'   Both legs became so swollen
and sme that I could only go about my   ,.
work'by having'-.thorn bandaged. My
clo _tcr0 said I must stop work and Jay,
up. , "       •   *"''." .   ,-■<".,'•',   ,''   <•'
"After 'six months'of v this trouble'
I conaulted another, doctor','but with- .
no'better result.', I tried all .the-salves,.. •'
liniments and-lotion's T heard" of, .but-'
ini-.tcad of gettlng,jbette'r'.-I',got worse.'
-""This was my condition when. I got"  .
my,first box of Zam-Buk, '.Greatly .to    -
my, delight Jhat first box 'gave mere-   ,'
lief. ' I continued• to.apply!-It to tho, (t
sores, and day by. day they got hetter.  -'
.1 could see that'at last I had got hold.'
of something'"which w.ould cure, me, ',
and in the^end lt did.,   ,,,,    .',
It is'now.' over- a year since. Zam-,' ■
Buk.worked a'cure'ln my, case, and
there has been no return of the eczema ' -
or any. trace of it.'.   ' ■  ,       '.. • .".-- "' " *'
Such Is the nature-.of the great cures'
which Zam-Buk   Js, dally effecting/"
Purely ■ herbal   in, composition   this -,.
great balm is a sure cure for; all skin
diseases, cold - sores, ,ch'apped hands,
frost bite, wicurs; hlood.-pblsoning, vari-: -"
- cose-sores, , piles,-'.scalp sores, ring-;-,
Y,-oi_m, inflamed patches, cuts, burns.,
.and bruises." .'AH druggists' and stores; '1
Pellat BOc. box-or post free from Zam-
Buk,. Co., Toronto; -, upon - • receipt" of -»
.orice. "-■•"' --.-•-.     -     *'-      ,'*:"'-
"-    *   '  "  '.   \. *     Y'"  ■'..
When-the time comes" to depart you
cast "about for some excuse, for an
invitation to return. This is not hard
to-get," for there is generally a" hearty
"come again."
"As you leave you may, be met" by a'
young fellows you; can't mistake. .His
every feature is a duplicate of the
facial • marks of Parker Williams. It'
is David, his eldest boy, and '.the light
bf his father's eye, a straight, . clean-
looking-boy, returning from his work
at theimlno.
-. This! then, is the home life of the
"fireeatlng- ogre"whb has proved such
a thorn In the side of'the suave Sir
Richard McBride.       '    . '
Did You Ever Consider .
 9 —	
How Much your Earning Ability Represents? Wlmt is your.iiicomot. Is it $1,200, $3,000 or
$5,000 por your? How imich capital at 6 pw_cc.it. interest would-it require in order to equal your
prosont income?   $50,000 at G per cent* interest cquato $3,000 per year.
Your Earning Capacity is Your Family's Capital. How long would it take to accumulate a sum
which, at interest, would provide sufficient incomo, in tlio event of yonr death, to support yotir homo
and educate your children ? '        ,
You, no doubt, believe that if you do nol die you will bo able to create an estate. Statistics
show that tho majority of peoplo born die leaving nothing, Aro. you positively suro that you will
live to create this cstato? ' ,      .       . •
J_ifo is unccrtain—mon apparently in the licst of health dio suddenly. In ordor to rfialco provision in Hie ovont, of your death the Bun Lifo Assurance Company of Canada will, by your deposit-
ini** a comparatively small amount ench year for a definite number of years, pay to your wife or
child, or estnte, immediately upon receipl nf proof, of death, a certain amount of-money. This offers
ynn tlie meiniH of .-renting an immediate estate in tlio event, of your death.    •
"If 1 had my way I would write Hie word .'Insuro' on tho door of ovory cottage and upon the
blotting booh of every public mini, bemuse I am eonvincod-lhal, foi^ sacrifices which nro inconcoiv-
nbly Ninall, families can Wo secured against catastrophes^ which olhonviso would smash them up for-
ever, It is our duty to arrest the ghastly waste, not merely of luuiinn happiness, but of nntionnl
lu'iihh and strength, which follows when, through tlio denlh of tho bread-winner, tho frail boat iu
which the fortunes of the fiimily ore embnrlced founders, nnd the women and children aro left
struggle hopelessly on Ilie diir). waters of n friendless world,"—Winston Olmrchill,
m_ui"lay-dow~_rh__r tools-and~~wencan
lock out the Capitalfsts." _ -. ' .,."■ .-
Those- who advocate the .-General
Strike, consider, it a, panacea^ It .will
solve everything. It Is of little, consequence whether or' not the working
class abandon its,unions, ils co-operatives,, its strike fund,. Us Insurance
funds, its press—these things that
have been built up by the most stupendous effort and sacrifice—if it will
only see that all,the working class
needs to do to bring reform or' revolution Is to stop work. Now, to stop
work*sounds,nbout as simple a program of action as one, could Imagine,
And many men believe that'the world
could not exist; a week If the 'workers
could bo Induced to try that simple
plan. Why, then, bother to-orgaritze,
tp vote, to fill treasuries' with money,
to build co-operative ,,8toreB, to,, buy
printing presses when the entire problem of wngo slavery can 'he Instantly
solved by the General Strlko? The
argument is ' seductive. And thoso
who como under Its hypnotic Influonco
aro impatient of all tho tedious, worrl-feeams to arouuo thoir deepest ire.
aIone7Md~"revofutionary poIs_b_tlit_es7
Today the Tmposlbilists fight Political
Action. , Nothing but strikes willav-^
ail anything.-- -In England, where the.
workers have developed three forms bf
struggle, the Trade Union, the Labor
party and the ■ Co-operative, all three
are 'opposed' to :the ' Imposslb'lllsts.
They; afro 'anti-Trade, TTnlon", anti-Par-
llamentary,, and anti-Co-operatlve.:On
the other hand, the Imposslbillsts of
Prance nre anti-'ParJIamentary,. but
not anti-Trade Union nor anti-Co-operative. In Germany, they fight the
Socialist Party with tho samo venom-
with, which ln Belgium and England
they fight the Labor. Parties. In. America, they, now. fight'both the Trade
Unions and the Socialist Party. It
matters not what form bf organization'
the'I(worklng class adopts, the ImpoHsl-'
bllist is found fighting that organization. It seems to bo a part of their
temperament-to dread "tho conservation of Institutions." Tho very fact
tliat any work In the Labor movemont
Is qulot,  porslatont and methodical
".„ Dentist,   ,.   Yr '"
•, COLEMAN, Alberta. p-
Of.lcl_.l-. Cameron Block1'
All Work Guaranteed
JOHN  BARBER, D.D.S., LD8.,      -
\     .    Y    .DENTIST -,  ...   \   -
Office: Johnstone and-Falconer Block
(Above Bleasdeirs DrOg Store) •'_ .
.■ X -   [    '■ Phone 121   ■*.' ■' ' -   ■' -
" Hours:.8.30°to 1; 2 to,5. * ",
- Residence: 21; Victoria Avenue.,',
V W"
wouia, rou uonstcter
A Proposition making provision for your family iu the event of death, or, it' living, provision for old age?
Pull Particulars will be cheerfully given by addressing:
Agent for .
Sun Life Assurance Co.
some work of organization,' Horo is
a' panacea that makes oven labor unnecessary. And, Indeed, tho Gonoral
Strlko acts upon its adherents liko a
drug, It Inflames agitation, but it
paralyzes organisation.''"":"
'louring tho laBt fifty years tho Labor
movement has developed gigantic organization of thc working class, Approximately 10,000,000 toilers vofo for
tho SoclallBt parties.' Those organizations involve tho woll-bolng of not
lesfl than (.0,000,000 men, womon nnd
children. Alongside ' of' tho Unions
nnd tho Party, tlioro haa also developed n co-oporatlvo ■ movomont that
owns proporty valuod at hundreds of
millions of dollar.-, Labor tomplos
houses of tho pooplo, schools, collngns
thoritors. printing plants nro rising In
multitudes of Industrial centers, Thou
panda' of weekly papers nnd hundreds
of groat dnlllCH Imvo boon brought Into tho world'lo voice tho alms of labor. Minors, dockers, machinists and
other lnborors hnvo loft tho pit, tbo
wharf and thn factory to ontor tho
parllainent.1 of Kurope to finht. tlioro
tho battles of labor. Theso nro tho
magnificent nccomplUlimonts of tho
labor movemont, yet they seem lo impress tbo Syndicalist as tlioy Impress
tho Annrchlst, nn. wholly futllo and
tnnffnnhir.1     Ttvlnrwl     tlm    cj,.^,yt_inHfi* 1
and thn Annrnblrt nro nlm..Rt nlwnvm
found   In  opposition  to  tho  steady,
constructive nnd practical work .of organization. 	
Imagine, for Instance, the effect up
on notiirtl orennlMtlnn nf num. nf tho
car..ln.il doctrines of the Syndicalists.
They ndvorato low du«8,_or no due*.
Thoy havo no uso for strlko findu,
ileiitli fundi., side funds, or Indeed any
form of Trnde Union Insurance.. They
believe (hot largo treasuries lend to
u.r.-,>.rv;.tUm vslillu no trti.M_rl.o_ lnnd
Barrister! Solicitor, Notary,'".etc..
.Offices: Eckstein Building,   .
Fernie,' B.C. Y '
P.C, Lawe
Alex,' I. Fisher-
Fernie, B. C.
L.   H.   PUTNAM
Barrister, Solicitor) Notary Public, etc
It Is only for those reasons that-
their-now cry, "Tho Qonoral Strlko,"
has already dono, as Quosde says,,
much harm. "Thoy substitute," as
Marx once said, "revolutionary phrases for revolutionary evolution." Tho
Qoneral Strlko idea Is jiot In Itself a
menace to organization,' Men tnlght
discuss It calmly nnd ovon seriously
work toward tho day whon a General
Strike might bo dcolared. The idea
is only alarmlnj. when It Is associated
with the tncticfl of vote no morlp, organize nd moro, build no moro.
Napoleon,onco.doolarod that an army moves on It belly. For fifty yonrs
of moro tlie working class han beon
forming gront battalions of Lnbor. It
lint) been woldlng powerful weapons
of battle It hns beon filling Its wnr
chest nnd stocking Itn commissariat.
It lias boon laying tho oconomlo foundation for tho coming struggle, nnd
lie who threatens tho material basis
of tho movement touclios' tho most
Honsltlvo spot In tho life of Labor.
The Workers, will at any tlmo nrguo
tolornntly upon tho outcome of the
battle, iipon' tho various phrases of
llfo that.may exist,In the future;'but
ho who say* V.voto no moro," "organize no more," Infuriates tho more. In-
toillgont, thoughtful and con«truotlv«
ln tlio working-class movement* Tlio
ImpoBiiilJHittU may change ihiiir vinws,
ab the idlers of another,class change
tlifc.r garments, with ncrf cban'so'bf
wind and weather, but Ilie actual hull-,
dom of the modorn Labor movomont
..iivh ..'unit'.] uk. .ehKcm inni Wipoit'cm
tnugHt. Anything,' thorcforo, which
menncoa orgnnlxatton or throntons to
undermine thn- material basis of the'
movement, monncca the vory ponalhl!
Ity of effective action.
Tho  K)i.('W',.i.Ut, uilt.ru l!in  woidn, j
,    .   SYNOPSIS Of OOAIi MINING     .   .
COAL mining, rights of tho Dominion, In Manitoba, Baakatohewan and
Alborta, the Yukon Territory, the.North
Went Tarrftorlai and In a portion' of
the Provlneo of Brltlnh Columbia, may
bo' loaiad for a term of twenty.ono
yaara at an annual rental of 11 an aore,
not more than 3,6.0 noroi wll bo looied
to one apollcmnt,
'    "■--"To-- "-
the  i
it or
 jii the
Application.for a leaiu mint be mado
t>y   the  aiipjleai"
Agent or.Buh.AL~        ..
which the rights applied for are iltuat
In   oaraon   ...
gent.pf. tlio dlitri
tq   the
triot In
In aurvoyed .territory the land must be
 -    -is, or logal auu*dlvl>
and In  unaurveyed
ror shall be
it nl
iliiHO.'Hi.'i) bv vfcilona, or
ilons of lootlon*, and I..   _..
territory tho tract appllnd for _	
itatcftri out by the neplloant nlmielf,
Raoli apllcntlon muat.hf aoonmpanled
by a roe ot IE wliloji will be r«fundo<i If
tho rlgh(a applied for aro not available,
burnot otliorwls*. A royalty aTiail be
paid on the inarolinutol.i.. output of the
mine at the rate of five centi per ton,
, The.peraon operfttln* tho-mine ahall
rurnlah the Agent with, aworn returns
account lng for tho full uuantlly of m«r>
clmntatile co«! mliind an dpay tlio.rpy..
alty thereon. If iho conl mlnhipr
rlKht* nre-not being operated, nueh
r«turni ihould b« furnished at loin.'
once a yoar, »    «.
The lenie will Include Ilie coal tnl_ln_r
ilffliti only, »Mit the lenene may be per.
muted to purobaid whatever avallaOlo
mirfnoA rl«rhl» mny no noniilderod nn.
e«»*ery for the working ot the mine
at the rale ot,110.00 an aore.   „,   . ,
•li ou Id be made to the Heoretary of.the
f     ....   7.„
Ion l-andji.
Kioto the Heoretary of tl
fir <1m> inlbTTDr, nttnwn. nr
to any Agent or Huh-Ag«nt of Domln.
on j.b
ivepuly _!lnti»t.T «r ^ht» IfittrK',
N.n~.tTnaiithorli.«'d puWItallin or thia
Advertlaement will;not be raid for.-   .
to revolutionary nel Ion.   They oppose 1 "Tlio Ooneral Htrlke," aa a finality.
tliu lHilicii.H oK tim Trutltt linion inov,'. * Hut the 'I'rarlo UnlnnUt ankw, "Woll. ij
ment no lesa bitterly than Uio form or
Trad* Tnlon ofganlmtlon. Nor 5*
their crlttelarn limited to tho economic
orjtnnlzntlon of tho working clnsi.
Th* >' nro <_|ipoN<-<l to iiil furniH of par-
Y U,u.u,i.L.u> i.tl'uu. A* Vim Ti4«l»t I'.ii-
| Ion Icftdom nre hound to become con-
j then what?"    Kven tho moat inalgnlfl-1
oant ettlke m<»*n« Iho beptnnlnir of!'
1 trouhln* unit of probloms.   Organlza-!
'lion may scent of little Importance in ||
,i'mr» of |K!_.«*~     l_eader«, fumU anil,]
,v.i|K-r* nw) i*t"»'ui iA UU.u »ow*,i«»ui.ut«! ,»j Qua iii.
Ilut kt wnr break'ont, with multltudeii j
Liquor Appetite
Is not InhorItod
It la acquired through Alcoholic
Patvfntntj   whTi-h   Weal   Treat
went eradicates In 3 days.
l-lUiuil tiUl  *llU'l. \ukv<t itW.lJ
liquor appctUte—Given   nt   the
Neal fostltnt-,
The Noal Institute
Cranbrook, B.C.
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y yL'the^barilc^of. ^hic__'$6,984 was saved by
I \.'y .married men and thebaJance by single
jv''' Y'men; • saved during- an->verageperlod'
,.'*'■ YYYvof;two'-yearsan'd't\?b months;. . 7"--. ' ".-
XT7.7~>V"' ;-'(6);Y.At.theKambler-CaHbOT.mlne
(»'{-",: " at>a*"time"3vhen-;thej manager .had' to
». 7;'*.^.-ask the ;'men'to postpone-payday,* to
*■ "y ywhicli they agreed, sijj or seven of the
'' - I miners,'including the foreman, brought
.   / the-manager $3,00p" in cash,and lent
. ; ., it toYWm7at_..eightY.perYceht to con-
;  -., ;tinu'e the, work." . ■*"-. X-y   ' . •   x
- /7 Y' '.'The .boardY-went especially "to New
Y '*. ^Denver in order'to sit nearer* to, some
-'"''°t the mines affected in order \that'
-    all evidence desired--might;be, given
*.   and although a number ot miners were
present,   some' of them'' married,;, in
.*"■   tplte of the invitation of the cliair-
,   man twice repeated to any and all who
,    desired to give evidence,to come for-
,.-  warjl none came to speak of the con-
J   dltion of married men except Mr. Arm-
. / .strong already, mentioned,.'who' gave
. . . .'evidence under subpoena .at .the reY
' * * quest'bt the mine owners."   The other
._'. "married men already "mentioned gave
; their evldenjQfi. at Nelson,.     '   *
v . •   Think Present.Scale Suflclent, ,
"Though, shyness or.diffidence, in
,7- coming forward might be present the
, v board feel that it the Slaiin for an' In|
'•■"■- , crease had ".been deep-rooted .in tne
-Increased '-.cost:.- of. living - witnesses
'   ,Y would not,;have been* lacking., : 7'-•'-.
'/.."From-  the-i evidence ' aduced*'of
vhjch the foregoing are samples your
v.7 ■ board find'no difficulty and have no
. .-   hesitation in ar/.ving at the conclu-
- ■    siqn that the present scale of wages
"7 y is' sufficient;'to maintain a .married
'-'man'and his family-in all-:, the food
: *_;'• arid clothing they need for health and
■V".   comfort and some  margin for  "met-
- dentals,* such as insurance, sickness."
-.. etc.,    * -
■X\  , "The»only contention in this direcY
y tion .of which the evidence, will allow
Ib'that the,,margin of'the Income,of a
miner over his expenses In foodand
clothing may be less than it has"been
- -   during Bome period or periods a few
... - years; back.: The; question7Is ■ do the
" j;- present conditions justify the ^increase
_.'_-. of the present margin.-iiot in order.to
;';.■-■'.preserve toithe-'men tne,means of "ob-
y-,taining-a v reasonable" sufficiency of
:'Y the" necessaries of life but.'to'provide
,y .them with'a.surplus over tliese neceu-'
.-„,', sarles, at least equal, to-'those which
"yX tbey. have at .eyery_tlme in the past.
.'.'In.this regard we note theNfollow^
ing of the properties involved in ihis
'enquiry!   ":.-   7
* ;"(t)' The Standard" is"'' paying at
vprese'nt |50,000 a month but has hot
"repaid tbe'capital Invested, using the
. profits .'for,the development of other
properties. J     ,y ,   ■ ._
, '",(2) „ If.the Increase' demanded was
; added' throughout to the payrolls of
the Consolidated.Mining.St Smelting
company it. would Increase them by
*272,000, while'the-.pr&ltB, of that
eompany last,year were $304,000, I. e„
?3.50T:-   ■-
3.50 -- ... -
.3.00 -,.--,;
r 3.12
-. 3.50-4.00
' 3.82
3.00.^-" "'
3,o.oo>. -.;
Coiumbla^hayeYbeen'; collected and' .in-,
troduceel -as'-'evidences; in.- the -enquiry
and- an", average' struck "by your-board
with.,the following results; 7. Y.v > .,-
';>-■'..;■?.-.;y;.^ ,;.•"Scale,hereyAverage.
.Miners Y'i-'.Y-. ,'Y.'.-.
HandmirjersY :, 7
Muckefs-Y .'.•.■_*.."
Timbermen '•'.•;..
Surfacemen /."; .'.-;
^Board  ,/.;vY. .')Y
:The majority-"report'continues that
the lead, producers'Yin .the .-United
States get one1 per" cent more for lead
than do those in British Columbia and
produces figures .to stiow thta .large
dividends have been paid-in the SHRD
dividends have been paid by - four
mines, in the Coeur d'Alene7district. A"
comparison between wages.paid here
and in. tbe Coeur d'Alene is,glven; .the
only "difference being that the maximum for muckers' in the former district's* $3.50 againSt $3 here.' .
The-majority report eliminates the"
fact that the Consolidated company offered some of its men,the Boundary
scale, an.increase of 25 centB,,- and
gives as reasons that the offer was
made under- stress of a demand and
for the sake of peace, and says that
if taken as an,admission of the Justice
of.a claim for an 'increase' by the
iboard it would erect an obstacle to
amicable settlement of future disputes,
that such a course would provide a
temptation in the future to procure
such ^admissions by extortionate demands and further than that the offer
was riot made by a majority of-those
affected.     .
', "In view of the foregomgin the opin
ion of your board the present conditions in this district,and in.th'e mines
concerned do not justify "any increase
in the scale of wages prevailing at,
or. any disturbance, of-the relations
now existing between employees and
employers"in, the mines-pertinent to
this enquiry."    •--,-.'   ; .-.'-
■'• '■■/•■
the .increase would rodl'Ace a'surplus
representing flve.'porcon_ onthe'capl-
." ,,"tal:"to one equal to half-of one per
-. -jcent.Y;;' -. » '  ■  .'' ■ • .    -Y'-"  ,*■'
,.':;    '."(3)   Of allUio othe^iroiiertlos In-
'*;r volve'd in this enquiry'"1" the evidence
y abows that without exception that ttie'
r „ -t shareholders' havo received back noth-
/:;V; lng.ln the Bhape,of either principal or
...Interest on tholr outlay and that tlio
Y .Increaso, if allowed,' for a long time to
,-_ come must bq supplied;by .'tho share:
-, 'holders and this lri spite of the fact
■    that the1 life of a mine must sooner
or later como to an ond nnd thorcforo
Y principal aa woll. as Interest have to
' bo .provldod jfor out of tho product.
Wages In Other'Placsa
•     "Finally, tho soilos of wagoa In CO
. Y properties   tnkep from all ovor thb
-■/western atatoB of America tfnd British
•   Minority Report
, At the commencement* of his report
Mr.. Bennett expresses his regret that
he is constrainedto.8ubmit a minority
report and paysYtribute ,to the chairman and Mr. Hamilton for-the pleasant manner in which the proceedings
and deliberations were conducted. „
. He deals "first with' the higher price
of metals as the minor premise from
the standpoint of the miner's. In this
connection"the minority report says:
"To accept as a-principle that the
profit'derived from the' sale of>a given
commodity should be shared I deem
economically'unsound, illogical and in
the main-impracticable because if it
be admitted ..that employees should
share when* a profit be'made then.it
large, and.yet the ,wages''pai<{~-'were
Uut.little different to those in^vogue
in-the-district included in "the'present'
controversy; therefore, the questlon-'of
wages in relation to the'highe'r.rprices
;(6r profits) of metals is not entertain---
ed as a.factor in the administration of
companies''affairs.    •' -• y-'- ^•;.--'_v
*.,',.. ,   '" Supply and Demand ' * Y.V .;',
;,"J^:rvea.ity wa§es are-contingent up^'
oi7the:flaw of supply and demand as
was"so";tersely" asserted by Mr. Finch'
in his evidence. In short, profit ,shar-'
ing may at times be Indulged .in' as a,
practice' by individual institutions, but
the amount of wage paid (or for that
matter for every other- commjdity
that isbqught) must iu the main, conform .ably to economic law. in the
realm of production, depend upon its
average cost of production and in the
realm, of circulation the price of a
commodity is influenced by the law of
supply and demand. .The workers selling his only commodity (physical and
mental energy) is subject to these Inexorable laws, I. e., cost of production and the law of. supply and de
mand, hence, the higher or'lower'price
of metals Is in plain English 'none of
Mb business.' ,.' \
"The main point at issue 'The Cost
of, Living,' is of vital Import to. the
mirieworkeri and' because of the Increased price of the commodities he
must have access to, it is Imperative
that he should have an increase fn
his money wage if he Is-to prevent a
reduction of., his present standard'of
living.- That .the price of living has
materially Increased'-is conceded -by
both parties' to the dispute,, the ■ difference being,one of degree, not. of
fact.     ,:     ','..-      -   ■ '    "'"
You One of Them
^ -     ,   5"*
7 One of the inosjt difficult problems
which ,\confronts the .trade . unlojn
movement in British Columbia is the
practice of working men speculating
in land.'  .;    *'"'.   v
must" as _a-.corollary be:admitted that
what if loss ensue in"an industry.the
employees'should .likewise be parties
to the loss." That tehre are instances
where-the employees are allowed to
share in the profits may.'be practicable
under certain peculiar conditions as a
u'.ilit?rlan expediency, but-these exceptions in'nowise affect "•the basic
princJi'le that undertakings are not entered upon primarily for the boneflt of
the fmplo'yeesjper se, but for the profits that may be provided', therefrom
and eny advantage, that, the worker
may extract from,the-proceeds of his
efforts is accidental only, not fundamental, *■ That,this . was, recognized
whether /consciously or' otherwise,' is
of little .Import; 7 was demonstrated
quite clearly In, the evidence submitted ,by, the' different, repsenelttacsv w
fed by the different representatives of
the mlno owners,, '
.yit'was--acknowledged that some
could pay tho scale demanded because
they wero on a dividend-paying basis,'
but would not do sa because tho Investors had moneys., jji other enterprises that did not pay at.prosont.
Others averrod that they could not pay
tho scale beoause they were not making nny profits whilst in many of the
camps in Idaho, Montana and othor
states' of tho United Statos, from a
statement presented 'it' was shown
that tho profits made wore exceedingly
Living Cost Increase
'  „~ ' '■ "•        P.
'Government statistics for'the"past
10 years were cited as giving 31' per
cent, as the Increase while a recent investigation by Prof. Mackenzie was
quoted as giving.18 per cent..'(in Canada)- Increase froiri. what obtained.several years ago.,, Fifty cents a day increase per man was the wage scale
demanded.. This, according to calculation made by Mr. S. G. Blaylock,
meant an increase of 14 per cent, in
the payroll of the company. .The i demand, in my opinion', ■ taking even 18
per cent as-a basis "of calculation the
men were-modest in their proposed
amended scale .and Ythis, is more'pronouncedly so when' it was "conclusively
proven that despite, the past 10 years
there has been no appreciable-difference in the wages paid to quartz miners since 1900.' That some of the companies tacitly acknowledged ther was
evidenced by their/action in offering
a slight-Increase "when they,.learned
what the men proposed to do, assign-"
lng as the reason therefore, desire to
keep the best made. This cannot, be
admitted as wholly sound because it
was made to all'men in certain grades
"but was not offered to the outside men
at all, and it is natural to assume that
there are varying grades Jof, efficiency
in the grades that "were'offered the
advance as well as in-the surface men.
who were not Included iri the proposed
advance. Accepting" ua correct that
18 per cent, is tbe increase In the cost'
of Jiving and, as, already, mentioned,
50 conts n^r day means but 14 per cent
of an* Increase, therefore the demand
made by the men is to me a most justifiable one, and therefore upon this
point ,rdo not concur 'with the other
members of the .board In their contention that there was not sufficient evidence forthcoming to show cause why
It should bo' paid.
Mlneownera Gave Most Evidence
. "Tho documentary and oral ovldonco
submitted by the representatives of
llio mlneownoi'B ,wns greatly In excess
of that submitted, by the representatives of the miners, especially ln tlio
ornl portion, .for which thero Is a'good
and sufficient reason, although .pot'
readily appreciated or undorstood, by
thoso who have-never lind tho oxper.
lonco.vlz.: mnny of the minors when
requested to toBtlfy askod that thoy
bjyoxcusod lest thoy lose tholr Jobs."
To'those on the outor ridge of the Industrial arena this may Boom strnngo
but to thoso in the midst of the labor
world It In not bo rognrdod, on tho
contrary, it Is common knowledge of
tho workers In practically every Industry,
"To sum up:
".•do not consldor that tho mon nro
titled to an Increiuo" simply bocmiHo
of'tho higher price of ndotnls, but do
hold tlmt If tho purchasing power of
tlielr wngos' hns been reduced eonao-
quont upon tbo enhanced prlco of .tho
commodities thoy must hnvo to keep
\ho\t own commodity (I, o„ tholr energies) up to tho standard thoy linvo
heretofore onjoyod, then, Indeed, the
higher (nominal) Hcale naked for Is, In
my estimation, a moderate ono,
Wants All Round Increase
Li.'.t,   I   uu   iiiun.   bliut'iiO   locum-
metifl: l._|)t 1| Vi- au^''•■>!-) !</ iltu <•;,■
orators thnt sholihl.tlioy decide to gtv.t
an advance to tholr employees It he
ftppllenhlo not only to those working
underground, but llkowlse to tbe mir-
f.\ ffr * f    if        f        i    * *       »    i ' .
-    ■"■        i.wi* —fr .i,,    Uwit.S a ><i>       IuVi-A'miSA.
the increased cost of living l» folt by
thnt Notion more .proportionately)
than It la to tlio higher paid "grado*."
Attached to Mr. llennet's report Is
n summary of the ovldoncn Riven at
the Hf-tutlonsi nf tho limml.
> Those who are^in the best .positions
to know calculate that about" 50 "per
cent of the trade unionists have real
estate, mortgages and financial' obligations. These aire not seen in the
piping times of peace but only come
forth In' all their ugliness when a
strike has to be fought and' an extra
demand, is made upon the .endurance
of'the workers,    f \
. Then it is found that large numbers
of the men are only a few weeks away
from cash poverty.
Land enough to choke them, "but
riot enough money to tide over the
weeks without wages, and the trades
union movement In British Columbia
will -never realize its full fighting
power until-the possibility of the
workers speculating in land has been
Many working men will then be able
to "decldeexactly which class they belong to. , At preseut thousands of
them are far from knowing.
In -this .respect they are not so' wise
as' their employers who are abie to
see, .these things or pay others.to
point "them out, and it Is not without
reason that the workers are urged'to
"jump in and share the prosperity"—
on the basis of one bite for Jack and
a good.many for His master.
.The scheme works fairly well until
the,day comes when a stand has to be
made. .' Then the worker finds himself
;face to face with a dilemma which
ofters little chance of his emerging
with any satisfaction to his sense of
self-respect. On the one hand is his
allegiance to his trade.union and bis
loyalty to the class to i.hich he" be*.
longs. On the,other'is the prospect
of losing the savings which' he has'
put into'partly paying for a house and
lot by actual stint and self-denial.
He realizes then that important as
his;> trade unionism is, yet the material comfort and-happiness of his
wife and children, and all that is comprised in the word "home" are perhaps something deeper than all else
ori earth. And bitter as the pill may
be'-he has'to swallow it and sacrifice
his union.   '..    r
Such, happenings.-.are- going on
around us" every day, and> will go- on
for awhile yet' '.... -'    _^, 	
But the trade union movement will
survive these things; not only because
.it is* desirable that it should do so,
but because industrial ■ conditions are
gradually developing in British Columbia which will force the workers
by sheer economic pressure to gather
together for mutual protection.'    <
When that day comes, the real life
of the' trade unions in the west will
begin, in earnest and there .will be
work and plenty of it for. all who are
willing to take their part in the movement, each according to his abilities,
Somo there are who' scoff at the Idea
that trade unionism has any mission
left to it. They'are lavish in voicing
indefinite generalities,. but not over
fruitful witb practical suggestions for
producing that^consciousness of .their
power as a class which' it is' essential
the .workers must realize if they are
ever to enjoy those things which are
theirs by' right of having. made possible all that is worth retaining in
civilization.   >        .   .. ' „ •
Any workman .who- is sufficiently
conscious of his position in society to
combine with others of his class for
the protection of his economic interests has taken the first practical step
forward. ' /        ■
The workers do not learn much
from mere theorizing or "abstract instruction, but by the hnrd practical
object lessons which they learn from
bitter eperience which has only one
saving grace—that they nover forget
Those who can see farthest ahead
are inclined to become impatient and
disheartened by the apathy of the
othors, but they cannot go any faster
than the mass can be educated. The
only way out of the class struggle is
to stay In it—a course of action which
Is Hobson's choice as far as the great
body of the workers Is concerned, and
which relieves them of the embarrassing task of making their own select-
tlon.   " ■ ,-   V
Pressing necessity will be a grim
hand-maiden and industrial evolution
will'thrust Its message before .th'e eyes
of the .workers in-letters so large that
even he who runs rriay read.
Meanwhile Vancouver has no reason
to be' despondent regarding trade
union prospects. The Labor Temple
is itself an asset, the value of which
cannot be calculated in dollars and
cents alone, and it is a standing denial of the assertion sometimes made
by opponents of the labor movement—
that it is a loose combination of irresponsible "ists"-animated by still
more irresponsible "isms.','
It has been made possible by the
foresight and sacrifice of those who
have gone before, and it behooves the
men of today and the future, to see to
it that such a priceless possession
remains "forever the property of the
Starting, from this central point,
.the groundwork i's laid in the form of
a labor movement which in point of
numbers and liveliness compares fav-
age on this continent. .;
However much" the numerical,
strength of the unions may fluctuate
during these early years of immatur-!
ity and occasional indiscretion,, the
nucleus Is here upon which the future
can be built The chief thing necessary is that there should be men wi1 _
enough imagination to grasp the jios-
b'ollltles which thc. rapid industrial
.izutlon of the city contains for the
working class, and who by saui _d-
'■ ice and wIbo administration will seek
to guide the affairs of trado unioulsui
with regard to the responsibilities .-I
ilie future.—B.C. Federationist.
CALGARY, Fob, 12—Those who con-
tend that tho opening of tho Panama
Canal will havo no slgnlflconce for
Calgnry and' tho rest of Alberta ln a
commercial senso, and there aro numerous eminent gontlomon who took
that position at tho time of the Panama Canal conference last summer;
likewise those who hold tho opposite
vlow, will..doubtless bo Interested to
know that tomorrow work will Btart
on tho development of anlnduHtry within sixty miles of Calgary which con-
templates tho expenditure, of a million, nnd a half of dollars with a vlow
expressly of taking ndvantsuo of ono
of the,mnny now commercial poRslblll-
Icb whloh tho opening of tho canal will
croato. Tho enterprise ln quostlon is
tho development'of a soml-anthraolto
coal mliie for tho purpose of supplying
coal for mnrlno purposes, nnd tbo proposition is based solely upon'tho opon-
lng of tho Pnminin Canal,
Tho enterprise Is bolng iii.dortnl.on
by a syndlcato of London capitalists,
which comprises somo of the most
notnblo mon nmong marine conl «x-<
porters of the empire.
dren will suffer for them, drives the
resteless spirits on.
It is this kind of a civilization tliat
breeds an Insane worship of money,
That somo, men want moro, after thoy
have, beon assured a llfo of'comfort,
merely emphasizes tho tragio baseness
of this mad movement,
In a world that Is running amuck, Individuate ennnot stop, ovon if thoy
would, for back of It all Is the orlglnul
A stampede of cnttlo carries all
with It, evon if ono of tho hord Is
ready to stop,
So, bond your buck to tho lash,
orlngo, crawl, prostltuto yourHolv'oB
mentally and physically, bribe, graft,
do anything to got money, "Got It,"
nays fathor'to son; "marry for money,"
snys mothor'to daughter.
Undor the circumstances, how can
tho avorago individual worship * any
Ood—but Mammon?
Arthur  Young  M  Tho  Muhhoh
Nassau Rl.., Now York.
, "The trouble wllh lho world Ih the
ln._i.no worship of money," How oftou
wn linnr thin Mumrturprl frntn tlm pn!
pit, emphasised In the prnss and in lthi> I. T. tr, londi. uh to holtrw thn* tho
St, Louis Labor Is the official own
of Die Socialist Party of St. LouU
n-tl December 10 It bore tbo lii'ml
of tho International Typographical
Union, otherwise known ns ".llnimy
I.yiich'H Hod Hug." A specimen of
the curloiiK animal eun'ba soon on our
own editorial heading, whom it appears as a Hpeelnl concession to Ignor-
Hiiro. lint St. Loula Lnbor has rnllen
nfoul or tbosn peculiar unionists that
rulo tho ilestliiiuH of tho typographical union mid has had Its labo] withdrawn. It Ih still printed liy phi ft
union members, howovor.  ■
\Vo nro not a wnro nf the merits of
tin* rntitrfxvnri"' !v„l  cm- v<_r_-i-v ».        r
At the Grand Theatre. Saturday, Feb. 16th,
Tb" Hi.;'. :.U.",i tuXaiil Uiu o^.uiI/.Ii,j
lot ti SvlHon brunch of tlio Union Lil.-H
j-pnguo was tnlifnat a largHy nttt-n-1-
ed meeting hold for the purpose In tho
opera houap.    Tho meeting won under
Jlh.  a.lspicrd nf tlm JokiI tr.idi.s and
Jfihrtr . rtiirifff    Thn njemti'.r. of llu'
body (Htiipled the platform and William Johnston, president of the conn-
dl, actPd as rhalpnan. ,
ordinary conversation. Yob, that's
tlm I rouble, Hut what drives pooplo
to this Insanity?
In Ihe flrat plnco, llfo la a flRlit Tor
food, yhfiltor «ilil clothing. Nn .lint-
ler holy high tlio prico of foods soars,
wo miiBt HtniKgle to pay the rost S<f
matter how high tlio cost of. apparel
qops, we miiHt l.o.'p n degree of comfort mid diu'cnt iipiHinrnnco. No matter how far tlm landlord advances tils
vu.t. ij,.< nui-t .i'.iim/,K> t« ^.ilj un ttlittl-
\\\;   .liltn'.    1..'it    Ut   M I    UU'Hl    IllllIKH    Hi.
«ir dli'. mid th" .-iwrjiuo man tlo~« dip m«
flsrhtlritf for tin-in Iw'twp..!. I,', nnd :,.t
yvnrn of np".
You might truthfully write over tin'
UmilisiUitiir, i i .ft..f--if_.is of the tiumun
"U/v. "Dt' I fr.-Mfi'it for food. itUtiUk.-
and t-Iotblng—in a world of t»lenty."
fit. Louis Labor Is In thn rlRht. Thn
paper Is still making Its opponrntiro
i^nil Im still it "union" papi'r. Tho wny
tills feat Is arcompllBhod Is by having
till thp mnttpr In tho rnrmr pnnr-M',wi
li) tin; /lit(riiuUomtl Photo Kiirimvitk
Union. Thai, P, K, V. label appear.,
tm i itch K.'imrntn platp.
Tho question now urlm'H:    Are tlio
phut* i-tiurnvprs ttrnhhlng    upon   the
liriulern?     Ilorp In n beautiful <-!.nnr.'
Ci,, .i ii.il.  _i_.',i,i. ).nihil.. mm qii.irivl, ■
Tli.> pho'.. <iiftiuvfr« nre rer»itltily d_>. j
ln« roiiijiri-iiiorV wnrlt.      *,t  they '
'■HI   within   Hie  litiiltM  »,r   their j
'i* tlie Sl. l-Milii Lii'mr ,i union <>" i» '
..nib pspet?   That Ih alio ii _jiie».l.it_'
I'l.lt ih UflKh ijltSUIHHlllK.
.au>__  ftf,i iW.. (troWe-it. ai. i<i!-i ><»i -
may.   Ro far ai wo can «s«.the whole '
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Ladies' Embroidered Waists
20 Styles, all new goods just to hand
- never shown before These.; waists'
would be good value .at fl.25 to.$2,
Sizes 31 to 44.   All marked for this.
sale at. .'    ,85c t0 $1>25
New Line in Corsets
Never   before   shown in Cqleman,
The special feature or tliese Corsets
■ Is the correct and easy fitting and
extreme comfort in wear. Strong
and durable. Co-operative store
only at $1.25 to $4.25
TUESDAY NEXT—First Showing of
New Spring Millinery.   ,
•••  AND MISSES ..$275 to $6.50
$4.00 to $7.00
Lumber for all
here" at any time and In any
quanlty...-- Ybu cannot swamp
, us with a large* order, or give
us so small a one that we will
...  not attend to it.
for any kind of building you
may be at work upon; Have
- us send youi what - you " want
 __when^yc.u___want It. ■    "
Pianoforte Tuition
Pupils prepared for Academic Examination
at reasonable terms
Miss M. H. Williams, L. A. B.
Can- of W. I\ WIlliiiioH
the Best of
Kino Neckwear, Sox, Caps, Underwear, SliirtK, Suits,
TrmilcH, Grips, Hoots & Shoes, come fo
James H. Naylor, Bellevue
ICverytliiDg sold witli a K_inri.ii.pu tlmt if not satisfactory, you can return it ai.d <'.».. vour money bad.'
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to Europo commencing Nov. 7
to Eastern Canada, Dec. 1
Fernie-Montreal, return, 72.15
Fernie-Toronto, return, 67.15
Corruspoiuim^ I.o.v _l,_'_.._. i._ jK-int*. in
Quebec, Ontario, and Maritime Provinces
J. S. Thompson, Agt
P.O. Box 305.   Tel. 161
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1Wfy.Ml.it.. nf lir*. tin! that their chll-' rotausi Jokc.—fnduitHal WorJ.fr.
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1 One-pi<?ce % Dresses   m   all^ool, *,
c]iec~s and plain black, navy, tan,'-Y
Copenhagen and browns!' Finished   '
with the new satin"col.'aV.and tie
and trimmed with' buttons.'.        ,   '
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.-' --7   »•'dresses'tnmmed in plain white^aua„;r-
colors.   The presses  are'",made*''iny;*
.» _■ t !;i>lain styles with, front and side fas-. „v
ty- '^tenings, .also sailor or1 Dutch'cbllarsY-Y-
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p.-"       1913 .prints now on, sale.   The show-'; ,-•
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:"t i'.;' -XXXST 7 ' Per! yard.'..12y2 :.
New Ginghams
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>  Y for house dresses, street dresses, and    '
.   ,   children's.,*wear.\' All ;fast/.colors;.,.,
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- All the new shades, including black, in all-wool Serge. -46 inches wide.   The extra weight and width'"make this serge exceptional.
value at'..-.. f S.X.':..7....... $. —Per yard; .60
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dressing, Saturday Special .".....  .Per.pair   .30
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ON'T wait to make a selection if you want a Suit tailored^tbfyour measure.
Our JS"ew Spring range of 1500 patterns, compiising the newest weaves and
color combinations, are now ready.   Every day brings cancenations^ your
choice now.   Proper fit guaranteed. y^      , , ! "'! '   ,!
,/ygzc; SpringyStyles arp Reafyy
Wo have received n flhipment of New Spring Suits from thc famquo tailor shops in Toronto, dhd,
thoy arc a veritable treat for any man who appro dates good clothes.    Stylcd-to-the-Minute, bonch»
tailored by tho greatest aggregation of expert tailors in Canada.       And thoy are cut from.tho
uowest cloths fresh from tho looms of tho old land. ! • »   \ ,     '      ,     \
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Twenty New Suit Styles
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Fifteen New Overcoat Styles
Wo will open our Spring Clothing Beason with a $15, Suit Special that will eclipse anything
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ovur shown boiore nt ilia price.    Jlighnclass garments, cut and tailored by experts,    Alt now 1U13
models.       If you lined a Spring Suit you can't* nfford to overlook this opportunity.
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Rival WlieatFlakes.......i>.....,....,.;.,.^........,...,....olo. pkg.\ .86.,j %
,„ .Blue,Jtibtbri Coffee..'. /.|.V.'.; ,,\,'((^.^iy;....'. .,.\v..'....1 lb', tin.j.,%».tf;
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v« Apricots..,,.'.*..,.' ,,,.... X...........,> j'..7. «.2%1b .tins- ,.2B   '
,i-7Applesi.',",,....... M,,' ..,,1. .>7,",1..,.;.,, .j,* gallon tins, each1 ,.8B, '
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Peanuts.. tj(»ij ■ t*...'..... (-.,.•• I.,.,.....,..«'.....,,.. i. ...griper lb»v;'ilo,'>' y
""MJx'od Nuts..';';.. Tf...;.....''...'.;. Y.' .Vi... ,\\...'.' .lYjpWlb.^^O5""""
Colombo Olive Oil.....i;.)177...*.«,ijlX)7.X\,...';».^"^li^irf:»;
Queen Quality Pickles....... .,.*.,.,,..."..........'..,..,, .26 on.»;*'_86,n. *
• ' Cross & Blnekwoirs Picklojl.; :ij', /.., .Vv;.;:,;. fX'...-'^.20 m/| J|J*
.SimcoePork ninclBoaps, family «fao.\.;.".,.,,-,..KX,'X,f^4.\Si^^£f
White Swan Laundry Soap,,,...........,.,.,.,.....,. 12 jjiars   M ST
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Plnby'ti Own Toucf wttnp... — ..:  .fn Vox   .90
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