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H.00 A Y_t_iE
Fighting a Losing Battle-Davidson
Supporters Imbued With the
Greatest Enthusiasm
What ___» has "Done" (For) the Working Men Since He Entered Politics.—Read This and See Who is Your Friend—Ross or the Socialists
Parliamentary Session, 1906
He Voted'Against Parker "Williams' Amendment to the Small Debts
Act, which would,'?have prevented anyone from garnisheeing.    a
worker's wages for a debt of less than $100.
° He Voted Against Hawthornthwaite's amendment to-the Land Assessment Act, to exempt from taxation farmer's lands of less than
■ $5,000 valuation, wi*-h an income of not less than $1,000.
...    He Voted Against a Bill Extending the Franchise to "Women.
He Voted Against a Bill giving an Eight Hour Dayto workers.in
smelters.  .- A      _ , '"*   A
- He Voted in Favor^of Parker Williams' amendment to the Master
and Servants' Act, (Fortnightly Pay Day) but raised no objection
when it was killed in committee... (Votes taken in committee are not
'printed in the.Votes and Proceedings.)
Parliamentary Session, 1907
He Voted Against reducing the assessment on farm lands (Haw-
thornthwaite's amendment.)- -'*-'', ' y _•_■-
Was in-the chair when a.bill providing for a fortnightly pay day
was killed inTcommittee. *r   . -        ■„--''■-"'.
He Voted Against Hawthornthwaite's amendment to the Act to incorporate the Portland Canal R. R. Co., to increase the guarantee deposit from, $5,000 to $10,000,, and. to spend $10,000 in surveys "and construction in the'first year.*?l - \'■'-...      '-"'.-        S;y \v
"lie"Voted Against Hawthornthwaite's'motion"that'the "Grove'rnT
', men should take steps to* prevent the Salvation Array importing strikebreakers. "■ (At the time there was a strike of ship carpenters at Bullen 's yards, Esquimau; in answer to advertisements in old country
papers about 30 ships carpenters, who had been promised steady
, work at $4.50 per day, were taken in,charge by the S. A., only to find,
" on arriving'at Montreal/that a strike was in progress.    They refused
to proceed, and insisted that tlyS. A. keep them until the strike wps
i finished, or find the rawork at'the wages guaranteed;    Half pf them
finally ^accepted work at $2.50iper day (not at their trade), and others
^refusing." In about 10 days tho latter were notified, by the S. A.
officials that the strike at Esquimalt was over, and they were to pro-
,   ceed immediately.    They did so, to find on their arrival in Victoria
that the strike was still on,    Bullen'a had their baggage checks and
they were thorcforo unable to work at their trade elsewhere.    They
' laid their case beforo the Socialist members—the Houso being thon
. sitting—and one of tho most bitter fights on recordrtook place,).    ,
He Voted an amendment to, the, Workmen's Compensation Act to
allow tho arbitrators to award a lump sum for damages, instead  of
m paying it hi installments. A         _A''.'/"" A
He Voted Against J. R. Mclnnis' Bill for a General Eight Hour Day.
Ho Voted Againit a resolution directed at thcS. A. in connection
with tho matter referred, to above, which ho had previously, voted
A against when introduced a's a motion! . • ■   ' ."        .'     .
, **
Parliamentary Session; 1906      -      \
He Voted Againa.t U^notion to .censure Lt.-Governor Dunsmuir for
withholding his asHoHt to the Natal Act; passed by tho Legislature,
imposing an educational test which would have barred Oriental immigration.    , " '      '    •''•'•,.'".'.
Ho Voted in Favor of tho Speaker's dooision againpt tho motion introduced by TTawthornth>vftito to impeach tlio Lt.-'Govornor for failing
to assoiit to tho. Nfafal Act,
Ho Voted Against Hawthornthwaito's motion to rofuso oxomption
from taxation to railroad companies unlcsB thoy paid n minimum wiigo
. , of $2.50 por day on construction work,
, Ho Votod Against ITawtlionithwaito's motion for un investigation
into alleged violations of tho regulations as to tho working of under-'
ground mines. (This was in reforenco to the employment of Orientals in tho conl mines owned by U.-Governor Dunsmuir on Vancouver
Islnnd, in violation of tho law.)
Ho Voted Against J. R. ^Iclnnis' bill to prevent discrimination
ngainst Trade Unions.
* Ho Voted Against Pnrker ■Williams'' amendment to tho Crow's'
nest Puss and Northern Railroad Bill (which was in charge of Ross)
which would havo provontod tho employment of Orientals on that
rond. ■     . ' '     ' *
Ho Votod Against Parker William's Bill rnsppflting tho procuring
of employment for workingmen, which would havo compelled employers advertising abroad for mon tp give full particulars ns to conditions,
otc. -^
Although no votes mwo tnkon, ho wns n supporter of tho McBrido
Government during this session—as previously—when the Premier
turned down tho following Labor Bills in tho closing hours of thg
1. A Bill to Regulate Employment in Dnngorous Industries.
(This would have excluded Orientals from coat mines.)
2. A Bill to provide for a general Eight Hour Day.
3. A Bill for nn Eight Hour Day in Shipbuilding Yards.
4. A Bill providing for the inspection of hunkhouscs, etc., by the
provincinl'honlth authorities. *
5. A Bill providing for,an Eight Hour Day for telegraphers nnd
(Continued on page 5)
LONDON, March 12—Sir Arthur
M-ii-kharo, the great ccal owner, addressing a miners' meeting at Northampton last night, advocated the adoption of a minimum wage. He do
clarcd tliat no undue burden would b«»
placed upon the coal industry or consumer if a minimum of eight shillings
(*f2) daily were paid every collier. He
added that the coal owners had raised
ridiculous arguments-against the minimum scaje.. A despatch from Cardiff
to the; Daily Telegraph" says that the
South Wales coal owners yesterday,
decided, to accept Premier ^ Asq'uith's
Invitation to a joint conference because they did not wish to do any-
tuing to hinder ajiossible settlement.
The -Montreal Star' has the following': What's in a'name?-What's in
two name's? - Married: ■" .     '
HARD—WORK.—On Friday,' Mar.
I, 1912, at the residence of Anson W.
Hard, Esq., No."21 East Eightieth St.,
by the Right. Rev.* David H. Greer,
Bishop of New York, De Courcy Lawrence Hard to Majorie Work, daughter
of James Henry Work, Esq.
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, LAWRENCE Mass., March 13.—Tbo
end .of the^ great strike,, of Lawrence
text-le workers came'at 11.30 a.m. .o-
•day, when the strikers' sub-commlttr-e
announced tbey had accepted the wage
increase offered by President Wood, pf
the American Woolen Company."    It
wa8 announced that .the strikers gain-
• ■ ■ V
ed practically , every; point "for. which
they contended.       j
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Fire broke out in "the.basement of
the A. Beck Block adjoining the Fernie
Hotel' just before "noon on: Monday.
Some damage was done-'in the stock
of McLean's Drug Store and a small
los son the' building; All covered by
insurance. The fre started • in the
furnace* room, the dense smoke making it difficult for the firemen to get
at.        -.,'■''"•-
LONDON,-March 10—A curious mixture of nobility with Socialism can be
seen at present in Burton'-on-Trent in
the person of the mayor, the Marquis
of Anglesey. . The Mayor-Marquis has
taken up the novelty introduced by
an American socialist, the Mayor of
Milwaukee, by giving municipal balls
for all the members of the populace.
The, first of the Marquis of Angle-
sey's municipal balls, which was held
February -16, was such a success, that
he has now announced the giving of
another one in the future. The date
for the event is not as yet arranged,
"but the people of Burton-on-Trent are
looking'forward to the occasion with
great expectations.
No Settlement in SigHt—Conditions Become More Acute— -
' A meeting in support of the Socialist
.Candidate was held in the Grand Theatre, Fernie, on Thursday evening last,
the large audience listened to the
various speakers attentively and received the utterances enthusiastically.
, Contrary to Tuesday night's meeting
when more than half of the audience
were Socialist sympathizers, many of
whom would have been glad to get on
N various occasions during the week the secretary of the local'the P,atform to refu}e the capitalists
n " .
a \     ■ i
Candidate Receives   Rousing Reception and Tells Some Home
Truths-A  Sure  Winner
The latest reports'regarding the coal
strike in the Old" Country are not very
encouraging. . The outstanding;. fea-
tu«< ;however, jfcj that the..men ,are.
fcoldihg steadfast, to .the mlnfrpum-wftg'e-
demand. 'So fares'tl^e'UpIpn men j^re
concerned" they * are ? not ^.nding1* the*
strike a'hardship, bUt,1the"non-'union
men, not haying any claim upon anyone for support, are experiencing much
hardship and" privation. ■_; Further reports fltate that in view of the miners
refusing to permit "sufficient coal to
be taken out with .which to operate ihe
pumps, one half the collieries Involved will shortly be flooded to such a
Conservative .Partj' has been invited to send representatives
to pur.-nieetings—Ross preferred. , He was- also asked to make arrangements, if possible, for a joint debate. The excuse given was
that Ross is a bu_fj*" man these days, and that he would be out of town
on Thursday last! Very convenient! . He was then offered to name
any place and"any time, where and when it would be convenient for
Ross to meet Davidson on the* platform", but so far nothing has come
of it. The Socialist Party even offered to, pay for the hire of the
hall.      .       ' . •;. ---=     ,---—= --
Why is-Ross afraid to meet Davidson?    Echo answers—"Why!"
very Pitiful
o \	
Ross Writhes Under Questions on
" ljKzruz Case-Looks Every Inch
a Sure Ldser
The Fernie Conservatives expected a
love fast on-Tuesday evening last, but
Instead they turned up at a "wake."
Tho.big-bugs,-McBride -and   Bowser,
came over for the purpose of instilling
depth that they may NEVER-be re- faome much needed courage in .their de-
olponed/, Vernon HartBhorh, one of
the strike leaders, asserts that as soon
aB the minimum wage Is secured for
tbe mlnerB the principle will be applied
to all other forms of labor, thus bringing-into-existence a co-oporattvo commonwealth. Tom -Quelcli published
broadcast today appoalB to soldiers not
to consent to bo moved to the scene of
any strike disturbance and to refuse to
shoot the working peoplo."" All express passongor trains ln England have
been discontinued, but mall trains will
bo operated for a few moro days, or ns
long ns coal Is available.
On the 12th Inst a conforencc took
placo and adjourned loot night (Thursday) without any good results bolng
achieved, Ono of the ways-out'of
the dendlock was suggested by Prom-
lor Asqulth for tlio men to ballot on
a Cs. a day minimum for mon nnd 2s,
for boys. Nothing ln this lino has,
however, been as yot taken up.
Traffic returns of tho railways of
tho Unltod Kingdom for tho prist woM.
show an aggregate decroaso of $2,500,-
000 owing to tho strlko,,
ESSEN, Gormnny. March 12.*—Tho
mimbor of strikers ln the Wostphallnn
district Increased yesterday, It wiib
ostlmnted last night thnt 7R por cont
of tho minors nro out.  Tho mlno own*
plotod ranks, but nlthough tho Premier
worked hard to do his shore of lt, very
little enthusiasm was displayed by tho
fow- of hlB followers present.    In direct contrast, the tremendous cheering
which greeted the Socialist Candidate,
Davidson, must have sounded like fhe
denth. knoll to tho Conservatives In
this riding.    As for tho capitalist candidate,1 W,  R,  Ross, hia position  Ih
more to be pitied than censured,    He
certainly looked tho personification ot
pessimism, and the omen of defeat was
writ largo on his countonnnco.     One
cnn ImnginA hearing hlsdeop sigh of
relief when the meeting was ovor,   Of
tho Conservative   trinity   tho   most
straightforward was the Attorney-General, Wm, BowRor, who frankly and
openly admitted that tho Socialists hnd
tho true conception of matters ln this
world, and his further high testimony
to tho oxcollont qunlltlos of the Socialist candidate    McBrido,   on   tho
othor hnnd, was all on tho defensive,
and "tried valiantly to make tho best
of a losing cause, nnd rotton administration.    Ills apponl to tlio workers
for an extension of powor was to a
can point to no less than, four hundred
men. seeking "ji-bs" in Michel,-, and
hundreds,of others right through the.
country? Or how could anyone help
laughing when he cnlled. himself a
working man? But in all other rw-
pects the.mooting was most orderly.,
The. first speaker was the "Hon."
William R. Ross, who started off by
saying that he would not occupy the
attention of • the audience long that
ovenlng. He then • went on to say
how much ho had tho intorests of tho
workingman at heart, and wlmt ■ ho
would do for them. All of which ciuis-
r.i' much laughter.
Wm, Davidson then followed by
pulling tho fow remarks mado by Ross
into tattorB In short time. He pointed
out how tho ConBervnltve party represents tho capitalist Interests of this
country nnd the Socialists tho working-
mnn. He thon oxpoundod a few woll
known principles" o ftho Socialist party
nnd concluded by roferlng to Robb' remarks thnt thoy 'should vote for their
material interests. If the workers
would do so, said tho Socialist-candidate, tho romilt of tho oloctlon would
bo a foregone conclusion In his favor.
Tho Premier, Hon, R. Mcllrldo, then
ttok up tlio cudgel's on hehnlf of tlio
Conservative Pnrty. -Tho spooch w<.b
wtill IntorsperBOir wllh "I" have do'ii
lliix nnd that, nnd from boglnnlng to
einl .vrs a dofenco of hln policy in re-
fallacies, on Thursday night there were
few Conservatives, and these few, although invited''to take the platform,
made no* signs of doing so. Neith.r
did thoy ask any questions when invited to do so. °
Proceedings opened with a few appropriate remarks by the Chairman,
Dave Paton, after which he, called
upon W. L. Phillipsto address the audience, i
The speaker addressed himself mainly to the, young men, whom he urged
to take this opportunity of protesting
against-, the  present methods^, of un-
|eaual distribution.    He referred to the
the precious privilege of the franchise
and appealed to them to exorcise it
now that they have it.     He pointed
out the evils of the,present system of
government, and the bad Influence it
gives rise to.   The speaker then went
on' to  show  most  conclusively  how
through' economic pressure'girls were
compelled to diverge from the straight
path.andthe many other wrongs that
are caused to humanity by tho capitalistic system now in vogue.     It is by
tho election of our own men, men of
our class,' he concluded, thnt wo can
ever remedy these evils.    Ho further
appealed to the young men to study
their own interests and that is by voting for tho Socialist enndldato, Wm.
The her. apoakor was J. C. Turner,
who for over half an hour', In his usual
eloquent nnd vehement, manner kept
the audjenco enthralled,     Ho dealt
with  various  subjects ranging from
McBride's railroad policy to his "broad
basket."    He started out by detailing
from personal experience tho hnrdahlpn
and prlvntloni. of tho work on railroad construction, and the absurdity
of the efforts of tho capitalist govern-
mont to mnko ub bollovo Hint it will
be n benefit to us.     To tho corporations, he admitted, It would bo a boon,
but to the worker, ho will be In no bottor position.'   ..What benefit, ho asked,
Is tlio a. N. R. and tho C. P, n. to
tho worker here.     It nil eventually
ends In tho vnrloun combines getting
together nnd keeping the rnt'en up.  Tn
regnrdTo money spent on public buildings/that too ho contended must first
have been created by lnbor, and serves
no benefit to tho worker.     It only
Borvos to boost tho biiBlnoHs element
on Victoria Avonuo.     He tackled the
govornmont on tholr nlfiht school poll
of this incident. ^ Turner went on to
aisk how Ross, living apart from the
workers, could know of the workers'
interests, what would be to their benefit or otherwise. He also referred
to._the low methods adopted by Rose
and his henchmen . in objecting to
numerous voters and .in having them
struck off the roll. ' With regard to
the rescue station promised for Fernie
the speaker In no uncertain terms upbraided Ross for making-political capital of the dead in Fernie, Michel and
all along the Pass. The. mine rescue
stations, he said, are a reflex of every
man killed, in the mines, and >uch
vote-catching can - never appeal to
right-thinking men and women. Continuing he asked if Ross is such a
friend Of the workers as he claims he
is, why is it necessary for him to
spend so much money in an effort to
get back to Victoria. The speaker
in conclusion said that only with sufficient strength 'can we accomplish
anything in legislation, and, that by
putting, Davidson in the .Victoria Leg-"
soft-henrtod Individual pitiable In tha'pir.. to tlio woiker of. this prmlr.ro.
The   Soclnllst   cnndldato   recoivod
permission lo tnko tho platform for
ers* nsBoclntlon held n meeting nnd twenty mlnutflB, and In those few mlnu-
rocommonded that tho members Invito .oommlUeos of tho workmon to
confer with thorn at tho earliest date
Practically no disorders have occurred except Rt Reckllnlmiison, whero
-00 strlkors camo Into collision with
tlo police and nt Schmldthorst, where
a>strlko bronkor wns killed bv a knife
Btab In a fight with strikers. At
UocUUnhauBon seven strikers received
oabre wounds nnd ono ot lho strikers
had an eye knocked out,
Ins took advnntngo with tolling effect
to point out whnt tho Socialists stand
Interruptions woro froimont by Inter,
rogators putting some pith nnd pertl-
nnnt quostlons,
The Inst BpeaVtcr wm tho Hon, W,
Howsor, who gavo full credit to tlio
flnclnllHlH for tlielr   cohvlntloriH   nnd
for nnd expORcd n fow of tho bluffs: prJnclpleB, nnd tho groat boon It In fo
THE 181ft
Miiniiger MlHor of tho IbIs Is mnkj-ig
things hum In tbo moving picture lino
At every show Is soon a feature film,
which afono In woll worth tho monoy.
It Is pleasing to nolo Unit his efforts
have been well rowardod by tho largo
nt.«ndnnc<. nightly.     For the coming
of ho Conservative party, In pnrtlculnr, and Ross' unfitness to rcprosont
tho workers. Time was not given him
to show the cnpltnllst government up
moro, It Is not often that tho Ro-
rlnllst rnndldntn r<>Cftlv«s th«. rnurtonv
of tho platform nt a Conservative
mooting, and In this Instance for fear
of a severe heckling, they ohbso tho
Inttor of wlmt tliey considered the two
ovlls, thus hoping to got off lightly,
Tlio ehnlr was occupied by Sherwood
Horchmor, who In his opening remarks
npponlfid for "Jimtlco, fnlrplay," cm..
It wns unnecessary for him to do this,
ns there wns no Intention on Hie pnrt
of thoso connected with tho Socinllut
pnrty lo do nnylhlni. but this. As J»
happened, however, norac of the alau*-
tho worker, IIo stntcd thnt ho hnd
worked with Cnndldnto Davidson on
Hoveral committees of tho houso nnd
nlwnys found him sincere, honest In
hln opinions nnd or high tntollltconci.
This rntioliidnd Hi* npoofh mnlMti"
Tho quostlon wns thon nrkol him
what* his vlows aro on tho Compensation Act, to which he replied thnt
until the Privy Council decided this
mutter nothing could bo dono, but hln
pcrnnnnl opinion wns that ho fnvorod i joctod to hv nnn.hr-r mombor
IcglNlntlon  to oxlond  to fnrelfin  dependent*.
Tho snmo quostlon wns put to Hnnn.
and ho, of couve, writhed and wrlBgl-
od, nnd wns of tho snmo opinion ns
the Hon. Bowser.   Ills tormentor wnn.
islaturc we shall - be-*" accomplishing 7
much in that direction.
Tho Chairman then called upon the
candadite' to address,the meeting, ani!
on. Mr. Davidson rising to do bo
received a tremendous ovation.
After, referring'to the able mannor'
in which the former speakers had presented" -the--attitude of the - Socialist ■
Party in*" this campaign, the speaker
regretted. that his political opponent,  >
the Hon. Minister of Lands, had Seen
fit to be .elsewhere' on  the.present n
occasion.   _ An invltntlon had been, extended him'two nights ago to-be pro-
sent \o-night," and it had been intimffe-
ed ,that moro time would bo given' hlia
than had been accorded tho spolatnu.
on Tuosday last. *  It was regrettable
that tho Conservative party could not
soo fit to discuss public.quostlons, and
moro especially tho great question—
tho question ns to how we aro to, arrange our industrial affairs 'bo tbat
pvery mnn, woman nnd child cou'kl live '
In penco nnd plenty.     If n man has
no political convictions It n'ecossarlly...
follows ho has no courage to dlscuBB
polttlml matters In public.     Tho audience understood just   exactly   tho
position ndopted by tho roprcBontntlvo
of  tlio -Conservative  Party  nnd  applauded tho speaker.
The workors candidate proceeded
to show jiiHt whero tho division of
IntoreslH nrlso between thoso who
work for thnt clnBB of society who own
their jobs, nnd thus emphasising tho
fnct thnt tho Conservative Party
stands for tho capitalists of this Pro-
vlnco ns oppoHod to tho Socialist Pnrty
who specifically Btnnd for tho workers. The working cImbh Ib ronipo. cm.
of nil men nnd women who do imcful
work In this world, Irrespective of
whothor It Ih montnl or nutniinl. The
Consorvntlvo Party hollevo in tho pro-
cy nnd nskod of whnt uho they nro to'l'""i' systom of production for profit,
tho workors. How could nny mnn .'>''(• the IntorosiH of tlio workorn Iny In
who does n hnrd days* work go bnck lo abolishing Mils system. Whon this *
BPhorjl nt night and try to Imhlbo nny J'» nccomidlshnd nil will bo owners am!
education In IiIh lioniimhod brain, odu-. nil will bn workorw. nnd colloctlvi<
cation thnt should be tnuglit to our 'ownernhl|. of tho iiicimi. of llfo
chlldron nnd not. wnlt until thoy grow | will bo niibHtltutcd for tho proHont
old. Tho Hponkor thon Inuohod upon tin-Hind of oxjilnltnfloii,
tho ICriiij; Cnso, the roront Birlko, tho! Tho onpllnllstR nro Ini'or-'Htod In
sending of tlio pollco Into Conl Crook, J tills quoHtlon Just un much nn tho
tho rending of tho Riot Act, otc, Con- JHoclnllstB, hut from n dlf.oront polnl
tinning.ho drow nttonllon to tho dlH-.of vlow. Tlio Inoronnlng numbor of
crimination by Ross, nnd whlrh plnlnly i Imngry mon doos; not fill tholr minds
showod  to  which  sldo ho  bolotiR"d. j wllh  any  Bonne  or  Ktitliifnrilnii, but
An nn IMnntrnMrm *)i/> rmln'/M tn i rt\. mill thov tin nnl ><•.,.,» in 1,1 ,-. . riv, i.
ront occurronoo In tho Vtotorln Typln- i position. Thlw ultlmnto ntm nf .._«»
lnturo to this offoot. II, Ib n woll- Hoclnllst Pnrty of Cnnndn Ib not. moro-
known fact thnt strangers at the ln-;b' n lornl matter, but In tho object
vllntlon of a mombor nro permlttod to , of tho awakening workors nil ovor tho
occupy a sent In tlio Hoiiho, uoIcbh oh-,| world ns Ib ovldoncod by tho Browing
Potll-; r«-voIutlnnnrv i»n!rlt In (":.>-.nn-m- ..<•*.-,.
Kiwi.*, orgnnlecr for Hio V. jr. W. of; Hiitnln nnd nil civilized .-o'liitrk"..
A., on Vnnrouvor Islnnd, w«b on ono j Tlio policy of the SoclaltHt ron!-.-en-
oconslon Invltod by l.nwthornthwnlfc t'i'ivos Ir nol obstructive, hwIiik Hint
to occupy n sent, but on an,appeal to.tln»v realize, full woll that onpltallsm
the Hponkor, n dlvlHlon wns tnkon. nnd  nius. ciovolop.   Tlio Kponkor 'I"*' n
Pottlgrew WflB ngked to retire.   Ron fonod to tho ulntomouts tbo Attorney-
however, not satisfied, and he asked  Voted with the Majo.lt/ agntnHt Haw. <',«.,i.;.l had mitd.. mi ih.» plnifnrrn on
•liornthwnlto  nnd   Pnrkftr  Wllllnm*. TtioBilay nlRht Inst to prove concluslvo-
SUiM'tly ufl«'i' lliix IUIiiIi t.mitli.n union I., tin* n-i-ok'nt.ei) fnct ihni nil Mn In
week "Tho SIcgo of Calais," a 2000 ft. .monts uttered by tho Premier woro \ If ho nd vised tho C. N. P. C. C. to mnko |
film will be showu,    TUU Is a bit of ,no "broad" uuil barc-fac-ei! that It v. .tn IkucI. a d-)fvns«i au lu tin. Kuu.. &»*(.
ancient history that should rot bo.difficult to restrain oneself from crni jThls was a poser to blm, and tho best jsmnshor occupied n Boat In tho House_torloslslntlon olfocicd In thl*province
mlt-ved by either young or old, the 'longing them. For Instance, hew could lho could -answor was thnt tho f-'impany-nnd Hnwlhornthn-aKo oli}«*ctod. A hr><. bcon thronph the ln«tn.m»i:lal..y
former moro ospoclnlljr, On tho 37th inn omplnHc «t,»t««m_t' mndo Ijv a pro- j hnd honrd of such n defence In nnothor | division wns, of course taken, nnd 'tit .lit,* SoclalUt rcprosentaUvw togt-
and 2Bth (..lection   night)    •'T.uffnlo; infer to tho «f feot tl, i V.'wo was wot I: \ pnrt of tho province. istrnnco to relate Rmllh wn* nllowcd to "•Lor with the agitation of oriu.il_o<l
"Jenfts" lawolnn animals In Africa will for everybody who li willing; to work .'■ This concluded a meeting which j remain. Ron on thia occasion voted .Mto*. Wlillal not stewing with the
h1 "j"""!' on<* ^ ft later date that |ca bjr without nrousfnc the Ittdlntu-Icould not have beca very cucoui-wjlnK |for Smith to remain,     U *<_uU. ,U.,AUu»tt>...;ui»i._.l In hU .ioil«lc*. view--*.
stlrrlnn drama, "Eot Lynne,"
{tion of th* -workers of this riding who
to the Conservative party.
I Interesting to hear Hois' explanation)
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anyone familiar with1 the squall-
ties and value "of lumber A They -
can-see plainly that our stuff Is*
sound 'and , well seasoned, and
they can judge at once" how-, favorably our prices compare with
-others." ,-    . .  ,v    -
LUMBER  FOR       7   ' -. 7. <--v
should be ordered now.    Pretty
soon everybody will be wanting"
-'some,' all at the same time.,-    ?
People's Popular Picture Playhouse
,  * |	
Friday and Saturday. Program
On St. Helena,   Historic War Story on the capture-of
.Napoleon—Thrilling, exciting—In two parts "
Two Comedies
Just a Bad Kid
Mutt and Jeff Make a Hit
Coming-,-Watch for These,
. - •*• tl""
Seige of Calais
Story of the English Invasion1" of France in the year  ,
13377  Over 2,000 men and horses shown
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East  Lynn a
Everyone- has read this beautiful story—in two parts *~
Buffalo Jones
4     "*       i
The only picture ■ of its kind ever taken showing this
adyentuours^man lassoing wild animals in S, Africa
Crushing Coal
■   - ""       ■  t     '■■■■■       y •
For Boiler Use
A few years ago consumers objected
to receiving, run-of-mlne coal, ln fact
any coal that contained less than 80
por cent lu_hp."   Much fine coal therefore' "was mixed with bone and rock
.and thrown on tho dump where ln tho
course of tlmo lt generally took flro
and became a,further nuisance.. From
tljo fact that piles of bony and dirty
c.oal took flro nnd burned, lt was naturally assumed that such coal would
burn undor boilers.   .Tho economical
.(actors -embraced In this supposition
«wero that Ujo  dirty  coal had  cost
.. luonoy to.-mlno, haul nnd waste, and if
.It could, bo used undor boilers it would
rclonse that much good c,oal for mnr-
J.-ot,- thus mnklni. a twofold saving.
,, Tho first engineer thnt approached
it mlno mnnngor to prevent this almost
criminal wasto of fuol, wan mot with
tlio question, "What business Is lt of
yours?"    MattorH have greatly changed slnco thon nnd it Is now the custom nt thoHo mines which nnvo largo
holler plants to Install a pnlr of Cornish milt, and bronk tho material to
ti hIko Hint can bo foil lo a nicchnnlrnl
-Htoker.     Thoro nro certain  mntlors
In ('onlinelion with Conili.li voIIh which
nro fairly woll known, nrnong triom bolng tlio nocpBHlty for uniform footling
> to piovont  their  bolng flooded  and
To ovoroomo this fonturo nnd to do
nwny wllh tlio nulomntlc feeder that
Ht'coinpniil.'N (.'ornlali rollH, (ho Porn-
JionlnBConBolldntod Collieries Co., nt
Switchback, McDowell County, W. Vn„
ItiHlnlWitl the Jeffrey hIiirIo roll oriisn-
or, nnd which nftor uovenil nionUw
trial BconiH to bo giving HallHfnctlon.
'j tie c-rut-iM-r io.ihimk of n toojliml roll
lui.uU.i.i-   Uii   <_   ftiirtii,   aiid   it   ll|*t!i-j«ur
•plate. A I-0.*iwt, housing, and buK-
able .par-wheels romp-el* tno m.*-
cliniilmn, Tho hopper Is bo arranged
thill tho coal mny bo dumped Into lt
.(Utli Uiu lriiIii-i<-T, UH1 hihK.t. TOU KM-
Ing ns |(t feeder. Tho drum of the roll
Is covered by segments which have
varying length of teeth, long hooked
teeth acting as feeders by gripping tho
larger pieces of con! or bono nnd
hronMnir th*>m tn th* *.*.» thnt will
pais through the crusher. The break*
cr pinto te fon^ffv?. At tin upper
edge It Is hinged to Ihe frame; at Us
tower edge It U held In position   by
two rods which also permit the adjustment of the breaker, plate shoe arid the
surface of the roll to furnlBh different
sized products.
The capacity of the roll shown ls
glvon as 160 tons por hour with an
expenditure of 17 horsepower, but
this capacity would not apply to every
kind of coal because of dltferenco lb
A rulo of thumb for determining tho
capacity,of bituminous coal crushers
is' to compute tho capacity at ono-
thlrd the ribbon. By the ribbon Is
meant tho,area of space between the
rolls multiplied by tholr peripheral
speed. . Soft, friable coal llko that in
the Pocahontas fields can bo reduced
by a simple prossuro, and tho gap between tho rolls may bo greater for tho
«amo reduction than obtains with a
harder, tougher coal, such an Illinois
conl. Tho capacity of the mnchlno
would therefore, bo greater with tho
softer thnnswlth tho harder coal,
There Is one fnnturo In connection
with the single roll crusher which Is
now, so fur i.h the writer is nwnre,
nnd will nppcnl to Hiobo who hnvo hnd
lininmors, picks, drills, otc, pntis Into,
bronk, or Mop I heir rolls. Tho driving pulley Ih not koyed to tho, shaft
but is mniintoil on n Hopnr_tto hub
whltli is drlvon through a sol of wood-
on pins liiHortod In IioIor In tho pulloy,
When nny undue strain romoH on Iho
mnchlno from nny cause these wooden
pins shenr off and tho roll Btops whllo
Iho pulloy keeps on revolving, thus
forming un effective safety device, A
pnlr of heavy ajirlngs nro plncod on
the tension rod, which under ordinary
working rnm.ltlnni. do not mnv*» but
when nn unduo prossuro romos on tho
tireitk.-r pinto thoy act n» it cMHlilnn.
giving way Kllghtly, taking ii|> the inertia of the parts, aud allotting time
for tho pins to chonr without breaking
the moro Important elements of the
niflchirio,—Mines nnd Minerals.
> "Zealots,-while'necessary-to the propagation of- all Social progress/ may
.be "safely bottled up.'and placed in the
"shelves*" of'"the laboratory' when the'
fightlls on; forthen. the sane iatelli-7
gence of the' people will .prevail—they,
will rbfi'educated:by-the stern nece's-,
sity7-tb-live."7.; . A*" A'v ;7v
I warittoaddres's a few^words to you
this .week, „Mr. -' Reader, upon - a ,very
old argument used" by ;our "opponents,,
viz.,-that with the advent of Socialism
all incentive will disappear.'
"Now,*- unfortunately,' we^must^-not
blame our. opponents. entirely for this
Absolute False Impression of Socialism
as we" find very often among ourselves
individuals, who,. while being most
earnest and zealous In their efforts to
promote. Socialism, give .utterance to
opinions (for such.they can only be)
that are both' illogical and lllusionary..
A All progress is begot of discontent;
that is to say in simple language—
human nature is never satisfied, and
never will'be. Nowj understand me
thoroughly, Mr. Reader, before you go:
any further. TheTprese__talscbntent is
acute, and. . ■ " A--.A"Av--''>'
THE" "RiMARY/Cause of Discontent
. at Present Is the Very Unequal ?
.?' Division' of Wealth -,._ _        7
—that we'are all agreed upon. - But
, it   -is ". abslute   safe.'to- prophesy'
that.under Socialism there will also be
! discontent, otherwise there could be
jno progress—no advance. *  Let, me
' explain that we Socialists intend to en-
' joy every ounce of'the advantages that
j modern civilization can  offer7    We
; intend.to use the discoveries of science
to enjoy -life to its fullest extent. *  *_
1 ; That is where the incentive comes in
in" Socialism.   ' *
!_   And Mr." Reader, being of ordinary
.intelligence,, like myself,-you will understand that* to progress we must be
' discontented,* and while the discontent
| may not be accompanied by the suffer-
j ing • that _ is at present making bur discontent" acute,   nervetheless,   it   will
always^ be .present In human nature.
' This, Mr. Reader, leads me on to another question, and one which while
j very simple to answer and explain, is
ioften-very   badly   handled   by   over*?
[zealous individuals, viz: "Is there only,
' one cause' for discontent—the present
! economic ' condition?"    ■ Now,- to   be
■strictly logical'(and nb'one can be a
_30Cialiot~'or~understarid  Socialism  if'
he is*'nbt logical) we have to answer,
"Certainly not."   Socialism takes-into
considerationvthe human factor with
regard to. .discontent, both past and
present.' * If we did not we,should
be tacitly acknowledging ihe truth of
our opponents' argument,    . *     '
The question of temperament or
human nature, is recognized very
thoroughly by Socialists, in spite of
the remarks of our opponents that
the ultimate end to Socialism must be
animalism. We take exception to
any such argument, because we know,
that passion and vice must always exist nnd be fought, and while we. insist that the,;presont system Is "responsible for the bulk of vice and crlmo
prevalent, we could not for one moment suggest that tho abolition of the
profit system will mean the abolition
of all vice. .Wo have an example in
the idle rich of today, to whom profit
means nothing "more than additional,
wealth, yet theso people, possessing
every possible luxury, and the whoro-
wlthall to purchase same, simply revel In vice, and many of them find b,
premature gravo. Of courso, wo
know that under  Socialism   Idleness
could. =| not •? possibly yexl'st."; ^because
thejyvrouldhave to .work1 to'live".y-Thts
is" a ^great ar'gument-in'favqf.oTf.Bjscial-
isnf'^when.handlea.logically?* ■-, 'Ay,- A
'-When you hear a Socialist,* Mr. Iteeitl-
er,' attempting..to'jgnbro'"'this, human
:factor'Just- tell -hW,rightywhere'Tie
stands and do'not be influeiiee J.y.si_ch
brain - disordered arguments; that .'tlie
question ?of„*temperament & outside:of
Socialism; ^nothing" "of _,the sort,". we
know: that:* human"?nature .w.ill always
be a strong factor "in. * tie ^uplifting
of mankind--and „the_ emancipation, of
the wage slave.-'.. .-•:_>,.   -' ,-7- .
;-.-These remarks; Mr.' Reader, while
being purely educational;-are addressed ■ to you with one object—that you'
may be in.a position' to refute" somo of
the assertions, of "our opponents and
that you .may- thoroughly understand
tho Socialist's stand In this matter.
.Now, a word of,advice to you Socialists who are .engaged in canvassing:,
The Socialist' philosophy cannot be
taught and digested-in a, few minutes,
so do not t^*y-,to tal~2rto an opponent
.who you know "to-be better educated
than yourself upon questions that-you'
do not thoroughly understand and have
not' a most-'lucidyexplanation of.
Brevity is"-'the'soul of wit, and often
the whole of argument. Big, words
that, you cannot pronounce, and;upon
the meaning'of.which no two authorities" are, agreed,, are very ineffective
in attempting, to smother, an educated
opponent—not try 'em. ** The simplest
language" is all that is required to explain. Socialism.-In this campaign we,
are'outto.poiht'theVay; and one of
the greatest educators of today is the1
newspaper from which one-can ascer-
tain.;the discontent prevalent among
all the workers"^ the world. On^the
other hand we can point to the rapid
growth *bf' gigantic .trusts".' and'in
spite of ali efforts of the*present sys-'
tem ,to -prevent it, that these trusts,
combinations or corporations (call
them what you like) continue, to grow
every day. s The present'profit "system can.*devise, no check for., them,'
'And the-Present System Never .Will.
Explain," Mr. ^.Reader, that there is
only one way*tb get rich—at"the ex:;
pehse. of -''.'others, and the more these
trusts.* are,",allowed to accumulate
wealth .the ,poorer must the worker
becbme0 You never get an increase in
for it in"'increased prices. Tho .present system cannot possibly grant you
sany increase—even,if it wanted to.
Here again yoircan prove this by your
newspaper. Now; remember this,'arid
I know, you^are. not a ,dullard,' the
most enlightened Soclalisis are among
the greatest newspaper readers. ,If
an opponent asks you a question which
you cannot answer, ask him.If he will
be good enough to"walt for an answer,
and admit candidly'that you cannot an-
sweV, It, but tell him jve will answer it
to his satisfaction either in,the District Ledger, or you'will ask someone
who has a better knowledge than'yourself who can answer.him,-'  ,
Never underrate;?nn opponent; always credit him with having as much
intelligence as yourBblf—for If he has
not, well what Is the use, of troubling
about educating him? If ho Is lacking In Intelligence and such a blithering Idiot that you cannot Impress'him,
It is you who aro, the fool for wasting
tlmo. But Socialists do "not .bollevo
ln the lack of lntttyllgenco so much an
tho lack of education. Therefore,
educate and advertise—that wins.
.''',:''■■       P. H. N.
ally be direct, and-*de___qcracy7woi_ld
become a simDle tiiing.even''Jin-'? Jarge,.
territory. " Because_thfe;^brkeKwbu!d"
be able to -%iploy>iM___8elf7and7re.^
ceive his entire_sdcia^prbduct7:'it?rot-
"lows that if he^wor^edliinder another,
it would-be as.a^matter, of "accomodation and' that he'*_w'buid?:"j*equire'7'This*
full"social product';thenA'A.--*>tPjesult
the entire* employing.:system* with1*its'
tribute. of profits -.would pass ^away,
People would either 7__av«f.to "conduct
small"' farms or..;' small.- auslriesies
which they could' run -themselves,:, or
else join the fuller isocial lorianiza-"'
tion—not by- for^,v';bnt;Athro"^gh
changed conditions.,' .-Thejr might "-"do
either, giving *£em>a''c£olce.^butAa__
they found the "* social ?7organizati6n
the. best and mos.t^dvantagebiiiS.^Tie?
sides affording the'mqst liber'tyAthey
would sooner.or later come, to'that.
Help of others-could.Wobtained -on
full"social' product7bf their,"toll—it"
would be'merely'jtn exchange of work'
—service rather th'an"'ser.vitude.y.-» ,'".'!
That Socialism "means .Dividing" Ujp.
—The motto of, Soci'aiisin isi."Workers'
of, the world, unite?".'yits effortlis'to
secure co-operation in the "plage of divisional work?"? It, aims-to^make the-
tools of production ai\d distribution undivided public property Instead'of dl-'
vlded Individual' property as they,are
now." -In every way-it is the opposite
of division. -They, who, declare that-
Socialists want to take^all the property
of thb-iworld and -divide . it equally
among all the people, either knowingly or ignorantly misrepresent Sobiat
ism. Such a thing' has never been pro-'
posed by Socialism and is utterly re-;
pudiated.by'them.A •'._• : v 'y.A-'
' That"Socialism Will be'a'Species of
Bossism.—We' are under bossism how.
A majority-of men can.^ork only-as
others employ them", and the employer,
has full say as., to, how things shall be
done? Socialism is* a- system where
the order will be reversed.- Instead of
a? few employing and bossing the.many
the -many; will own the machinery bf
production and employ the managers
by electing" them. Instead' of, the
worker-being in danger of being tuni-.
ed off or shut out.,'he as part owner,
will'be sure of a job, and will have the
power, of, recall over the superintend
dents' and foremen. ' Bossism will thus
virtually, pass away. '-       *• 7>>.
That.Socialism has Been Tried,and
Proved ' a ' Failure.—Socialism? -has
It- wasnever.even
a century' ago.
What.has.been tried waB.partial so"-
cializatlbn, such as socialized; roadl
schools, postoffices, etc." ' These Have
not-been-failures, yet none "of them
nor 7eve_n'.all of them,'constitute Socialism.- I Co-operative colonies'; and
co-operative business are* 'not Sb--
cialism,"but "only,  co-operative • 'capl-'
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idrerieral Dealiefs-.
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..";-..-.;_».:   Slid-
y;k c:Merfs Fiirhistiingsi'7 A ,
1 - *>.,-"-?? ~ ^ i ^ '*, .*  _. >-"\    "*'  *
'; A^°cerie__"^Fruits andAy,,;^
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Dealer in: :■
A; -y<A :\\~S'
AAHiardware,x Stoves,   Kanges
X   '*-'','',-'' .    - f       '■**,   ,.   '*--'j -,*   -,    . *■>' .•-..   *■ .-.    , , •   j-
a  •Fdric^ Goods and Stationery:
BELLEVUE''.*       ,'-;./:'■.       .A     Alberta
Thnt Socialism Is against religion, j Tliat Socialism' lo ,n forolgn move-
—Soclnllsm Ib nn economic political mont.—Tho earlier effortB at soclall-
movomont. Whllo thoro may bo Indl-' «ntlon begun In Amerjcn, Tho rovolu-
vldual Socialists who aro unbelievers,, tloriary war was fought to soclalizo
KnclnllBts stand for toleration In nl
mntlorB of belief. Thoy would not
prohibit nnyono from bolng religious
If thoy could, nnd thoy could not tf
thoy would, for mnjorltlos will vulo
undor SoolnllHm, nnd even n majority could not mnko n mnn disbelieve.
or popnlnrlzo govornmont. Tho socializing ot the post offlco, of tho public roads, of tho public schools woro
nil fought out In America. Tho proposition of 8oc*lnllflm-~-tlio Boclullxlng
ol imliiBtry—la merely nn oxlonalor. of
(ho work thnt hns boon In progress In
uiiythliig ho did bollevo. SoclnllstB tho United Hlntes for soveral contur-
mo free (o condemn abuses In- tho!Iob. The NemirJng of Industrial do-
nntne of religion, but nftor floclnllam | moornoy—tho ono domnnd of Hoclnl-
is inaugurated it will lie posslblo to jinn nu to method—In tho logltlmato
llvo a deeper rollgloiiH llfo than can outgrowth of political democracy. Hut
bo dono whllo pnvoi-ty nmi oppreBHlon the socializing thought ha* now borne so prevnlcnt; und whon robbery j como world-wldo, It In foreign to no
of iho worker coiibuh, the peoplo who nntlon of thn earth,    It belong*, to Am-
wlali to do bo will bo bclKii' able to
Hiipport tho church by voluntary con-
oi'len more than any other natloi- porhaps, becnuso tho machine and tho
never been tried,
proposed, until  half
cializing of Industryj-the'end of capitalism," the ..'destruction of the "profit
system,- and these' have .never* been
tried. -; y ' "• ; ; - y--^"'.._
, That Socialism is Against Private
Property.—Socialism wants only* the
things, that are collectively used to*
be'collectively owned. Its whole aim
ls to make it possible for all people
to have private property, as only a
few people have'now! . The present
order is the.enemy of private property.
This Is.proyenby'tho vast .amount of
poverty, thai ^exists;?' under "It. Socialism will.end poverty by making It
so all can have private property. -
Tliat, Socialism Will Destroy Incentive.—By giving to the producer tho
full product of his labor, (mental or
manual) Socialism will ttugument Incentive to do, to.accomplish and,to
produce. Under the.present system
both producers and Inventors are robbed of a largo part of their Just recompense, Under tho present system"
A produces, valuo' to tho amount of
110 In a day and receives In wages
(2; under Socialism ho would receive
the full valuo of his labor or tho entlro
fiO, There would be no destruction
of Incentive under Socialism, ''
Abuse of Office.—Socialists are different from no other men, except in
nn under.sanding of what thoy want
and a plan for change of Institutions.
Socialists In offlco under tho presont
system would bo hold from violating
their principles only bocnuso of tho
principles and bocnuso of tho further
fact that every Socialist elected to
offlco haB on fllo his resignation and
mny bo cnllod nt nny lime his constituents desire.  \   •
But If full Socialism prevailed neithor Socialists or any other person",
would, graft, for tho reason that the
ncod of grafting, tho Incentive to graft
would bo nt an end. Graft Is a product of tho profit system,*—Cotton's
Miev^M Fupniture ;Cp.i
, A' •   Headquarters for   .       A      "   ':-
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y House Furnitur.e;^nd Hardware ?
'/ S^ECi ALy^ PRICES    IN    TO kNITURE;"^
ACompiete line ofr   ' ^ALook around 'first
Everyi day a Bargain E)ay;-Here
Hillcrest, Alta,
Cleari^ an d>G6mfortable
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Choice Wines, Liquors-.arid Cigars
H.'J. CUNNINGHAM^ Proprietor
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:\ A,A . ?Wo carry a; full line oif.: ■  , :.      ,  ^ .
Red Feather & Tartan Canned Goods!
iferites Sight
Satisfactionv guaranteed 'of money back"w-
Phone 103;   '--■'.'.('■-.',**.'.  .Frahlc, Alta,
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And Nothing but thY Best In Frosh y
aiid   Smoked   Meat§/; Fresh    and
Smoked Fish, Dairy Produce, Poultry
.   Etc.   Etc., goto ,.';,..
8AM GRAHAM, Min.g.r
A simple nnd Rood rulo lo Remember ami to follow Is to buy nothing
In the trnMnic powder line unlcm nil
fh/> \nvrei\\cr\tn nr*i p..i.nTr prfntur! In
Kngllnh on tho lube). Thin In.orn.a-
thn It itntfirt on wry pn^aec of
Mule Baking T'owAor.    AU Grocer*
Mil It)1
A Vote for Davidson is the "Intelligent Way"
tiiouuofit) umii uivy (tie now.    ,'i'tio ,*tcjisi aro moro fully dove.opcd there
*.{)'   li.Ul   lii'i.itililiiU    II'...    UAA-.U)    IV-   -'i.-.t -illJ *t iiSifii iiiriSi, UUti't-kt   .('.ti Il«t0i
lljjlon Is no now try. U was said of cf U grcaUr than In Europe. It has
abolition, of tho pabllc school*, of H-(lw<.-. niwrtalrifd by c*rcfill cam am
bor unfonB. nnd oven of tho Christ-! that 71 per cent of tlio Socialist* of
Inn Bonpol Itaolf. JAmcrlw nro natives of Amorlcn.
ViiAt Aiu\.C-i..ua w*  ...n faluvl  an  Ati-i     iiiH-u  iliiilit'lh,—'60 \M lr..ll_   Uit) %l*
nrchy—Boclnllum Mnnd* for n fully vcrnmont empIoylnR nil, tho people
orKAnliad tocloty nnd anarchy for tha! would bo tho Rovornmont and would
itbi«nco of organization. Thoy giro employ them_<.lvea. Inttond of being;
tho vory oppoiltfu. Tho present or*-,"hired" by employers and boiica,
di>r Is more nearly anarchistic thj_u; tbey would rlect from themselves
l« „.orl.il.*m, for the ronnon thnt whltelchflr own foreman unrf TQiti,fi%*rti, tc»
anarchy Is Absence of organisation, j calling them when tliey wished. Much
»h*» prwnt orrt/r lo p.rlli.1 «.rjf(infM-'«f »h« vorfnc won Id be nfmpMr t\t\A
Uwi, mid SDciallitn Is vumtteit) or-eanl-' j fbesj^r «bc<n Industry waa fully or-
ntlon. Indivldusllsm, the thlnta | RanUcd than It cmi be now. Uocbof
which Ltberalaand ConservAtlve* bothj tt would be In the shop or In the old
have sanctioned aa tbe oppoelte of Be-j "to*n m««tlnR" style, without cam-
c-lalitm jlfl eodtinf mre «» If** H_*» jp«ipf_*. *Mmt <fl*...y %nH vithtm. et-
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■ By Edwin.tudlow v: ■'. s
^The" ire'a -.of' coal''land,^stretching
from tbe Pocahontas^leld.ontheNo^
Rive.r field' on" the Chesapeake and
Ohio 'Railway, .and .served, by -these
two, railroads, and also bytue more recently"' built Virginian .Railway,..between; them, comprises a unique coal
territory, similar, in many-respects, to
tbe anthracite;field of Pennsylvania;
and from a commercial point*of view
Ib In very much' the condition of that
field 30 years.ago. _■;>'   .-•
"At that time each'company was-trying to get the best of "some, competitor
and to work out a survival of.the fit-,
test by selling coal below cost.: Those
who remember the dilapidated appear-
knee of the averago anthracite breaker
of those days, and.also.knew, of the
wasteful methods of mining, in jogue,
will realize by comparison with thepre
sent, what advantages have accrued to
.all, both miners and consumers, from
the common-sense business methods by
which the  various -companies' have
drawn .together-1 their   interests   and
brought"' industrial-peace where had
formerly'been only ruinous competition, and have been able, to* double the
life.of that field by using their increased revenue in "opening deeper mines
and working thin, and impure .seams
that- could formerly "*only have been
operated at a heavy financial loss. ;
J The average appearance of,the. mines
in the .smokeless field will, tell any
trained observer that the same* suicidal policy is being pursued here.'That
while coal is" being sold by:the newer,
and more fortunately located mines at
a small profit, the older and more" expensive must, either shut .down and
their organizations scatter and their'
"entire investment, deteriorate, or continue to mine at,, a loss,, hoping for
some change that will bring' them better times.'        '    \      ~ '    ■ A '
'.' In the meantime, they, cannot .afford
to install' new machinery to meet the
increasing length'of their" underground
* hauls,,' or,, other"' improvemets,. that
might be" a factor, in increasing the
tonnage"an*d?i[educing cost; and more
j i_*-i_,-»_r,ii_Hi^«7j_P!»n_nTiiv_afford_
II11JJU1 lclUt~wi.—UM,-.«yj-«. --_--      _.   _.
to work the best coal in their mines,-
aiid thin or impure'-parts of'the" vein
are. left .unwofked, and large .areas
of coal that could and should he mined
to'extract their full,tonnage are abandoned--and permanently11 lost.*-as with
the robbing back of the.best coal the
sections ,not worked can never again
he reached and the coal reserves of the
country are thus wasted.   . Many thin
Veins'lying immediately .overthe thick-
er ones that could only have • been
worked either simultaneously with the
thicker ones or beforo the thick ones
wero mined at all, have been permanently lost as the working out and
robbing of the'underlying vein has
broken the separating rock so that the
upper vein is hopelessly, crushod and
can never be mined profitably.
This exhaustion of the • smokeless
coaliB as serious,^ problem for tho
country ns the exhaustion of tbo anthracite, field. ■ This coal is not-only
snioKeloBS but glvos^tlio highest toit ns
a etoam producer-and ls only equaled by the best grade 'of Cardiff Admiralty5 coal In-England, as-shown'-by.
an analysis of New Rlvor Admiralty
coal recently shipped.to tho United
States navy.    Tho BitrnplcB were tnkon
by a navy Inspector and tbo analysis
mndo by tho government chemist, resulted as follows: _,        ■
Moisture^ .84 • volatile matter, 17,56:
fixed carbon; 77.45; nsb, 4.13; sulphur
0; British thormal units, 15,100. On
dry basis, 15,227.
Tho conl ■ Is uontTontly Increasing
ln demand not only along tlio Atliuulo
Boaboard, whero vobboI ownerB and
othor and Btoam UBors want tbe boat,
but Ib tho only coal to roplnco tho
small grndos of anthracite for furnishing powor In tho cities, both East and
West whore ordlnnnooB prohibit Btnoky
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,„" Country
Russia'A ••'.'•
Norway ....
Denmark1 '.'.'.
Germany* ...
Belgium —
Quantity  "• ValueA
Tons--    £ 'steri'g
,..3,093,037  ,1,700,697
..3,084,626 1,575,164
...1,682,672 ■ ,749,920;
;.'. 2,274,927 " 1,149,464
,..7,347,881 3,415,699
,; .1,769,482'
. .1,451,007
Pays His Respects to the Gentlemen of
the. Medical" Profession
' The doctors are .all friends of ours.
We expect them.to stay with us until
death. Yet at.the risk of incurring
their 'displeasure,- we*.reproduce the
following: 'A - .""'"
We don't know-where it came from
-any,.mnr..nt.Tn.Ti wii..know whose rain-
COW mlnlnft rights of the »omb}:
Ion, In Manitoba, Baskstohswan and
Alberto the Yukon Territory, the North
West TcrmorlM nnrt In a portion of
tlia Wovlnco of Urltlsh Columbia, may
bo loasod for a torm pf twonty.ono
yoars nt an nnmmt rontnl of It an aor«,
Rot mora than tfiM acres wll ba teM.-d
t0;-'on?lo*_RC?or a lesso must be made
to   lho
applicant  In,person
A iron t or.aiWgcnt oftl.e rttstr ct In
wTiloh JhV'rli.hta applied for are sltuat-
''i'li turviiyed territory the land must bo
desorJbort by nootlons, orle*al sub-dlvl-
•tons of section*, and. In unsurvaynd
territory the tract opp ed for shall be
MivVri mi. W tun nmillrent lilnnfllf.
*»; V.'iVl""Xt %fi whlPlt wtlt be r*?iind«it If
the rltfhts applied tor.itw not sivaliAOju,
l/iit not otherwise. AJoyal y shall bn
ps d on lho merchantable oulnui of Urn
mlftf a. the rai* nf ftve e«nt,« per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish tbo Ai_«iit with sworn returns
KMminUnB for the full quantity of mir-
rbsntaWd cont mln*d an dpey tlieroy.
rlKhls are not helnir operated, such
return* ihould  be furntihed  at least
°nTheB!eyftesewin Include the coal n.t»ln«
rights only, but the lessee mny b'Pff-
mltt#d to purchase whatever available
eurfacs rights may be conflderrd ne-
ccMsry for the working of tbo mine
at the rate of IjO.OO an acre. .
Fur full Infortnatlnn applleatlon
•hould be m«d« to the Hcrrataty nt U\«
r>epanment of the Interior. Ottawa, or
in any Aaent or Bnb.Airent ot Oomln-
ton t^mtt.
VT, W. Cory,
Deputy Minister of the Interim.
N.IV-UnsutborlM-a pnMlratlen *t Oils
advertisement wtll not be psid for.
2,484,^65   1,533,923
Italy ,-., 7 .'*...... .'7,564,879   4,413;180'
France ■ 8,486,717   4,530,473
Portugal '..:*.' 879,077    ' 5^48,657
Spain ....; A2,484,365   1,533,923
Austria-Hungary/..   825,333      422,340
Greece ' 583,939      326,750
Turkey .....'.    420,746      267,054
Egypt  .'.A ?..2,563,792   1,612,797
Algeria '. , 887,243      489,743
United States'../..'.' 6,120     •   4,242
Chill  ....*..'.......   579,755   ? 399,743
Brazil', . ?"....'.''... • 1,353,591   1,020,102
Uruguay ".  744,581   "567,304
Argentine    ". 2,657,609   1,958,350
Gibraltar"'.."......   272,533''    171,584
Malta •'., 348,216      214,688
British S. Africa* . 7 ' 58,725   "   38,654
British India ......." 168,834      107,589
Straits'Settlements   '25,811       20,313
Ceylon   ".   .884      163,076
Other countries*.:. 1,527,346- 1,073,432
Total. Anthracite''. .i-,984,480*: 1,496,271
Total steam 7....38,831,231 22,407,044
Total gas '.'.. .8,672,664 - 4,218,602
Total-.household .,i",258.7587 658,882
Other sorts   ....'. .2,510,317 . 1,200,664
Totals' V. • ."*. .53,257,450 29,981,463
Total coke     .... .A 837,891*"    630,866
Total briquets :..'. 1,347,495 - '943,927
Total coal, coke &   y    '    '
and briquets   ..55,442,836-31,556,256
-While  Northern France., and  Germany and North Europe are too close
to England to permlt'of our competing
on an "equal basis, .we have found that
with  reasonable "ocean '.freights A we
could ', compete at* "air" Mediteranean
ports," and allowing, half of France as
representing; the ■ imports in "southern
ports, .the'total Mediterranean tonnage
'open   for   competition' <is * 19,611,779
tons; equal: to.the .entire, output of
smokeless coaLy '.    ,-'*   '- ?-'
•- During the extremely slack business
of the past' summer, - several of the
larger-companies had their agents ih
Europe trying,to. get & share-of this
-business;Aand—while trlaLyc_argo_e_s_
we're shipped in English vessels at rates of 8s. 6d., when the movement was
found by the English ship owners to
be' a constantly, increasing one? and
that the,,coal gave entire" satisfaction
wherever used and* would interfere
with;England's own coal business',-the
rates went up to 12s. a ton, ad as all
prices had to bo made delivered, the
trade haB languished and .will probably
continue,to languish as long as the
"United States has no merchant marine
of Its own and must depend upon English ships for their export, trade.
Next' consider tho amount of coal
England  puts  Into  South  America,
5.214.407 tons ln 10 months of this
yenr. \ If,this smokeless field could
only got a fair percentage of this business, the surplus stocks at tidewater
would bo a thing of the past and Now
England would pay n living price for
her fuel instead of 90 conts n ton for
coal that costs "$1 to.n_.no.    TheEng-
gllsh receive for this coal on board ves-
sol $3.30 to $3.50 por ton.     The dis-
tarico from England to South America
is greater than from Hampton Roads,
and tho smokeless coal has boon sold
ns low ns $2.50 por ton f. o, b. vessels,
nltltough that prlco Is 50 cents por ton
less than tho coal should bring to
give tho mlno'ownor a propor return
on hia Investment.
i *       '
Somo of our Conservation friends
may say that it Ib unwlso to doploto
our roROUrcoB for tho boneflt of forolgn
countries.    It Is only necessary to refer to any ono familiar with tho Alaskan Bltuntlon to sljow^tho futility of
carrying tlio consorvntlon'Idoa to theBO
Impractical extremes.     Aa n matter
of fact, an export market that should
tako tho BurplUB coal and OBsUt,   by
eliminating compotltlon or restriction,
In bringing tho revenue of tho coal
by causing hint to mlno tho Beams that
cannot now bo worked profitably;'
nlno by tbo Installation of washing
and othor typos of coal donning plants
that would enable1 liltn to work parta
of lila mlno whore the coal Ib now
so bnndod wltlV* ImpurltloB that It can-
bo cleaned nnd prepared at a profit,
and In cosoquontly abandoned.
Tho increasing rovenuoa coming lo
tho operator In tlio nntbrnclto flold
havo cnused theBO things to bo done
thoro, and they would nlso bo dono
here.    It la useless to nny that there
ny t''"' *vi''T"" wtrifw      WMt« tbet lo
truo, atlll thn mlnos. hnvo boon np.>nod,
tho money Invented, and no ono Is going io glvo up tils investment for the
boneflt-of othors.    Restricting output
Is anothor favorite suggestion, but all
wbo  nr«  ffltnllUr  with   rnnl   minlntr,
.known that restriction ta nu expensive
luxury_that nono but tho rich operator can stand,     Tbo fixed cost of
ventilation, pumping, nnd supervision,
not lo speak of interest on tho Invest
ment, goes on during tho
restriction  the snmo  as  wlic
frlenda InTCngland can show ns some-j mln* la In operation; and tho cons<*~
thing.    Tbe export* from England for jquent cost per ton ot coal mlne-d in jJ-«■»
tho flrit 10 monthi ot this year were: * any month ot restricted output is un-1 >**»» «"• ««(1 of lllti mmtl1'
avoidably- so -much higher that - the
selling" price cannot cover iti and the
operator ? is lucky when it does not
absorb, all of the profits'from stores
and rents.-' . -.■;.-    ..    '.
"' The,? position of the .coal operator
in-the smokeless field is not a happy
cne.7. If he meets "his brother operator, and remarks that coal is selling
too cheap he-is imniedla.eiy a conspirator, in restraint of trade and lia-
ble"7to fine and Imprisonment. If he
tries to sell his coal in a foreign market,* he finds that his-own country,
whlle.rich in battleships, is very short
on -merchant marine, and he has '■ to
go to London to get a vessel, and if his
orders interfere with any of John
Bull's business he doesn't- get lt at
a price that enables him to compete.
The' only one who Is the gainer by
tbis' situation is the manufacturer,
who with his heavy protection on all
he makes, is, able to buy his fuel from
his own country at leBS than the .cost
of production.* • ,    ' !      ",'-
The interesting question is:   ."What
are, we golng'to' do about'-it?     Our,
paternal government, while willing to
give unlimited advice as to the. purchase of oxygen helmets and how to
instal; the'1 best* methods- of elaborate
and costly sprinkling devices to;keep
down* coal jdust and* avoid * explosions
and to show how. these have lessened
the, number of accidents in the anthracite region, still if asked some simple
question as to,how we can so;con-
solidate'our interests as'to get a price
for coal that would enable such expenditures to be made,''will look pained
and.advise that even a discussion of
sue a question, is dllegal.—Mines and
Minerals. ■• - . -
No coloring matter
, iii this tea.  '   , •
In the seventy-five yean of.
their- business life Ridgways
have never adulterated their
teas.    .' -'
Ridgwttjrs Tea comes to
you packed iri air-tight packages' with .all the flavor re- *
tainetl.   -.; * ,<. " V. • • '  -,'  " ,„
...Until you try ' it   you'll,
never;know how good tea
can be; ■        -'..''    '•"-' "■
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■S-      AWARDED DOLO   MtOAt    .
-    LONDON    1911 '    ~     -*
-RIDGWAYS    •' ■*..
■Old Country Tea'   • -50cperlb.
M-.V e O'clock'Tea„    60c
• Cspital Hou.-hold' Tei, 40c.
•H.M.B.'Tm "JM*10
May N<na it Had in Town at
v   JBtf*Slto}s   »
TalkltOver .,   '
with Your Banker'"
*", ,! y Consult your banker about; your., financial af^ ,
-fairs and investments.   Your bank will not discourr A- :
'■"'    -age'you from, making a profitable investment be-; 7;
\ cause it is the business of a bank to lend money
y on any acceptable security, and if what you intend
*..,*,to invest in is good enough for the bank,.you will,'    ,,
of course, berecommended to take it.   But if you'*" .
put your money into something that is not an- ac- „   .
' c'eptable security, then you "tie up" your resources   '
„,and deprive yourself of the credit that might other-. >
wise be extended to you.-•* ';, '. •»• .,-
He ad rp«p/% "IVT'T'O   ,Branches and connections
Office 1 V/AVVJIN  1 Ll  v* throughout Canada.
J.,P. MACDONALD, Manager.   ,
Fernie Branch.
A concern recently advertised for a
stenographer, and in reply to an ans-
wer thereto wrote- to' the "applicant
stating that the salary would be from
$50 to $60 a month; that the machine
.was a Remington] inquired the applicant's speed at dictation, and in .trans-
scribing, and enumerated the duties as
follows:'   "Dictation and transcribing,
filing  and  indexing  correspondence,
operating an oscillating mimeograph.1*1
occasionally,  hitching  pony  to  cart
and 'driving to town twice, daily with
mail,   sweeping   and' -,dusting' office
every,_ morning." _   ''■ "
The following reply—which may be
classified as a literary curiosity—was
received :* "' -
1 Gentlemen,—Yours? of-, the 8th to
hand. In answer to • your - question
will state I am first-class Remington
Underwood and. Smith-Premier' operator with a speed.of 100 words. Stenographic speed '100 to_ 170 words per
minute. * /■'Not having given" Information as to my capabilities., in my letter
of application, Ibeg to .put them before
you now.    .       "7
I- am now 42 year's old. Have had
23 -years of active business- experience, being connected with the British
Embassy, at ^Madagascar, and feel confident that'ifuyou give me'a trial I can
prove my worth to you. I am not
only an expert biographer.'linguist, expert telegraphist .."and-, erudite college
graduate,- but "have' several0 other accomplishments which" -may make me
desirable.' -. .... ? .%'--■. -.
■ -ThftJ-g-A: duties which you enumer-
Jewelery Repairing a Specialty
High class selection of        y
Watches, Clocks and Norelties
The Lady Sits and Sews
ohlmnoyi. Chicago, Bt. Louis, Cleveland, nnd othor weBtorn oltlo_, ubo mil-
HonB of 'tons of this WobI Virginia
smokoloBS coal In splto of tholr oIobo
proximity to tholr locnl conl fleldB,
thnt can furnish a good1 atonra conl do-
llvored nt Iobb thnn tho freight rnto
from West Virginia. They don't ueo
this smokclCBB conl becavt»o thoy wnnt
to, but bocntiBO they hnvo to, nnd tliey
could nnd would pny tho fow centB n
ton moro that would mnko tho difference to tlio 'mlno opornfor. botweon
profit and Iobb; but ob tho nnnunl ton-
1     , fun    ..-.,....
1_j_ij_ llio'l_u-Kn!'cil drn.nT.d, nnd Tt*
long n» nnythlng but ruinous competl.
tlon Ii liable to Increaso tho coal opor.
ntor»» troubles by adding Jail acntonco
to bl» woes, so long will this Inanno
.ii...   ,»    (,.i„„ ..„...,. iVn 1,/>n.   fct^.nm
coal mined In this country continue.
There !Es ono othor hopo for tho coal
operator, aiid thnt Is, to so Increase
the demsnd by the widening ot bis
mnrkot thnt surplus stock will be Absorbed and prtcct automatically rlso
io a living basis.    This Is where our
spout the. doctor's   .medicine   comes
from.   'We find 'it- in a paper, credited
to "Bx,'.?-7 If we. knew the author we
would gladly give .his' nanie, becajise
the article is really good.    Here it is:
The, doctor from Algoma said that
newspapers are run for revenue only.
What in thunder do' doctors run for,
anyway? "Do they run for glory? One
good healthy doctor's bill would run
this office for six months.
.  An editor works a half day for $3.00,
with an Investment of $3,000; ,a doctor looks wise and works ten minutes
'for $200,'with'an Investment'of three
cents for,catnip and a pill box that
cost $1.37. "
-A doctor goes to college,for, two or
three years and gets diplomas nnd a
Btring of wbrdB the devil himself cannot pronounce, cultivates a look of wis-
dom, gets a box of bills, a cayuse and
a meat saw nnd sticks out his shingle
a'full-fledged doctor. ' Ho will then
doctor you until you die at a stipulated' prlco per visit, ryid puts them In
as thick as'your pockctbook will permit..
An editor never gctB his education
finished. He learns ns long as ho
lives, and studies all IiIb life. He cats
bran mnsh nnd liver, ho takes hln
pay in turnips and hay, nnd kobpa
tho doctor In to.wn by rofralnlng from
printing tho truth about hint.'
If wo didn't get aomo ot tho glory
out,of It wo would ngroo to tnko ono
of his pills after first saying our prayers,    If tho editor makes a mistake
lie haB to apologist, for It, hut If the
doctor makes a mlfltako ho burloB ^t.
If we make ono tl.ort Ib a lawsuit,
tnll swearing and a small of-Httlplmr,
but If tho doctor makes ono there Ib a
fnnorn), cut floworB and n Bmoll   of
varnish.    Tlio doctor cnn ubo a word
a foot long, but It tlio editor uses It ho
has to spell It.
If tho doctor goon to neo another
mnn'8 wlfo ho will clmrgo tho man for
tho vlBlt. If tho editor calls on anothor man's wlfo ho gets h clmrgo of
buckshot. Any medlcnl collogo cnn
mnko a doctor. You can't mako nn
editor.    IIo lint- to be born one.
Tho editor worku to keop from starving whllo tho doctor workB to wnrd off
tho gout, Tlio editor helps mon to
live belter and the doctor nauluts them
to dlo ow.
Tho doctor pulls llio sick man's leg,
tne uu.ior ih him u tw ...uin-tn. Uf>
Mil •__ all. Yk,' -y.'-i' HiIJJ-tf *«' iuu Mil)
to Kpllo (be doctors.
ate- in the '.capacity.' bf irstenographer,
and indexing clerk; mimeograph operator, stable boy. and office porter would
not, •! am afraid,, keep me busy, an,d
would "not be enough' to keep me from
getting  homesick..-I.- am   an  expert
snow-shoveller; a-"first "class ' peanut'
roaster, and have some knowledge of
removing superfluous hair, and have a
medal for reciting "Curfew Shall Not
Ring tonight."   Am a" skillful chiropodist and a practical farmer; can cook,
crease .trousers; open oysters, repair
umbrellas, cane'chnlrB, and am also
the champion tobacco chewer of Louisiana.   My spitting record is 38*v4 ft,
" Being possessed of great physical
beauty, I would not only bo useful, but
ornamental as-well, lending'to tho sacred preclnts of your office the' delightful charm that a satsuraa vase or
Btuffed billy goat' would.   My whfskers
bolng extensive aiid luxurious, my face
would bo" useful as* a pen wiper and
feather duster.     I can, after offlco
hours, take care of'tho children and
preparo them for bed, and having tho
use of tho pony and cart, lould act as
publlo dog catcher on mj wny to and
from tho post, offlco';
Ab to salary, I feel I would be robbing tho wldowB nnd orphans If I
would tako advnri'tngo of your munificent offer by accepting tho fabulouB
sum of $50 per month," when my expenses as a married man would bo but
$45, and would bo willing, thoreforo,
to give1 my services for $45, thoroby
giving you an opportunity ot not only
Increasing your donation to the church
but nlBO onablo you to endow a bed In
tho dog'o homo.
Really, gentlemen, your unheard of
bounties bordor on tho Btipornaturn),
and to tho uhaopbUtlcnted must appear llko rockloss extravagance.
ny tho way, I might nsk If It would
bo objoctlonablo If I should practice
my cornet in tho offlco during my loin-
uro moments?
Hoping thin will npponl to you, nnd
thnt you will further consider my application, I am,
Yours truly,
D 8	
A   \   * o
Get a Water Motor Washer
,       and-Be-Happy        A
Insurance, Real Estate
and Loans
Money to Loan on first class "Business and Residential property
headed off; but tho belated propaganda of-organlzatlon must bo promoted
with all po38lblo Bpeed.
A dreamy element who have not
foreseen that Socialism.Is Botzlng tho
Socialist aro yot to bo woko up to tho
neod of oxtrcmo hasto In organizing
to prepare for and to tako care of vie
tory that is bolng thruBt upon ub.  We
must measure our movement by quality ns woll ob quantity or wo will find
ourRolveB delinquent,'
■ It Is worso thun reactionary to bo
deficient In political action, and organization Ib tho first Btep.    You can
refiiHo to pay duos, nnd you can rcfuso
to help Bttidy*-nll UiIh you can neglect
--but unloHH you do rally to this matter you can nlso detent Socialism.
Hy Olydo J. Wright
The apparent Rpontan-eoua onl burst
of flnrlnllfin. Is to bo nccounted for lu
Itwo distinct wnya:    Tho soods of Ho-
jclHlmt thought sown in Uio i>ut>(. mw
| Juki. bvir«tlng through the soli, nnd on
tbo other band, the corruption In <■•?•
12,000 COAL CARS IN   BLOCKADE  ti.bll8li.od politics Is piling up n vote,
  inot Ixt'iuko tbo votor knows thnt So-
Tiri'lvo iiitiiiwiiirt into ut u.«t. Win- (ijnJIxin Is «o good but wciniho tm .»
Tlio Hoston Common find.), Fob. 17.
"Kntlrely regardless of ttninedlalo t on-
dltlni-H ut Lnwrenco, thero hIioiiIiI, for
obvious rensons, bo a thorough linon-
ligation of tho textile Industry In Mns-
HnuhtiHOtls by tho law-making power
of M«Bsnchi-BOtts. If poplo »»«!»'
pny a subsidy to toxtllo manufacturers
llioy nave a ngiu to niiuw i»i«*,i*-ii.
•.ti,... iU'. Wii^J i%.>iiV>> an: ... In
Uiwnwo we ft.'!** It doing inurh for
tho mill owners nnd llttlo for tbo work
Tho change tbat "tho mob will bring
will bo tho simple ono of ofltabliBhlng
tho T-ulo that thoso who produco the
wealth of this country will own that
wealth,    By tho ballot tho working
pooplo will take control of tho government, and then by lawful and peaceful
moana the govornmont will tako control of the truBtB and comblnoB thnt
havo becomo ho burdonaomo to tholr
alleged owners nnd' tho people ns n
whole.    When this revolution Ik ac-
compllshed all mon will havo employment, anil when eneh recolvcH tho product of IiIb or her loll and Is no longer
compelled lo divide with lho MorganH
nnd Hockfcillors, lho problom of povcr-
»y Is solved, und whon povorty dlfinp-
liours a kroulor portion of cilnio anil
inlwry or our >lny will disappear with
11.    No hoiiest-henrteil, fnlr-mlndod, In-
tolllKoiii porson neod fear tlio coming
rrliilB.    Tho only Houn-e of iIhiikoi' ll«>8
In tho direction or the bigoted, prlvl-
loge-Beoldng plutocrat Ir cIiihh,   which
nmy omk>..\or lo prolong Us rolgn or
InjiiHtlc.i am) (jninny ngnliiHt the ox-
proHsed wished of the mns_oH of Iho
jicoplo.     in riivh an «vciitu.'iliiy   tlio
(i_h)ti.U».ini'iC.   Knint U)iU|l iilUf.i;  \>inl U-
lK.1 UK'ii'int the .'Oift.tI(ut.-d :iu(IiorItfcii,
nnd tKirt^ty will hnvo tho rli.l.t to pro-
Blgnod to Michigan railroads nro tied
up In n blockade at Toledo, owing to
iho Inability of the Michigan lines to
bundle tlio cars.
Hiiro that tho old-tlmo parties nri'i so
An Impossible ngltalor Is responsible
no  The vnluo of tho,for u ,tftrt of this fictitious vote; he  All tho protection, whether of tariffs.
n*rIod" of hard «n dsoft coal on tho cars I. citl-, hnn j0(j impulsive men by nensatlonnl j of courts or of sol.llory, has. ns n mat-
A ,1,,,'ma'^l nt P.W0.0M. Trnfflc m*«n «™\UKic., and Rlft^rlng word ptrfirnw tnUer of fnrt. Rone to tho sldo of pro-
>_■• ™**o- no Immediate relief In sight ant! 4e.|bci|0W that some secret known to the perty, big propt-rly.    Human welfare,
era.   True, the courts nro opon to poor j (c^ jt(,cjf ngft)nBt t|l0 Ian lea rich, who
nn woll nB to rlPh! nnd tho «oldlory ls \ forfo|t t))0i,. r|Kj,| tn fm-tlsc-i- proiortlon.
_  . < If
'U.    ^iUii-VVv   i*»^    UUwlili.i   *•    *-'-*   -   *—    •■ '■»■"*
riH tho greatest mill. That Is true
onoiif.li In theory. Hut bow dlffor-
ently tho results work out In fnct!
that the pIMinffon will ho M-ora^, ^^.umu by
Let a Ledger M, work (or You
A Vote for Davidson is a Vote for Yourself.
which a majorlt
would unlock the door of the rollkn-
low snd tho Co-operative Common-
wMlih would fall Into place like »
mnnns from He*wn.
71i_* \otv tsnnot and dsre »M V*
vot,.   hn* iMv-nlntit In lb« Hornmble for Y>rl-
i 1_*fio or is upheld only by "*anarrhli.ts."
Such n basts of society cannot endnre.
If we would escape soclat revolution
let ,ii* aeek wltb diligence for (octal
■WtiiX tt. _.rtjt-n,
Deafness ennnot Uc Cured
by lint rnillMi'nn*. *» U"-y nftint ti-ttU Hi* ill*
<•.»■.! iMi.ii u( lli^ i*»r. iluif it oily i«.n «uy \*
i jr. tlf-ilt.iwi, knd tlut n tty nniil<tulM>»l rriiii.J_«.
Jt-.Ttirw M rs.n-r.1 |>y »ti U'lUliu.! Hr.illit'tn nl tlm
m'in»i<i lininir nl ihe I iiifiirhlAil 'Itni»-. Ulu-ri tli.«
■til,n 1* ihtlii.iHt >*fti l,.\t- * himi>'..ti. h.(,i-O .tf in.-
jirrtrrt V*rK*. »ml wlwn tt it eMirriir t\-mfi. \\ni.
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Some Stock
e Soap Boxer
" „ o When you are out stump speaking,
you run against the stock questions'.
Hero are a.few of the questions:'
"What will you do with the lazy
people under Socialism?"
There are three classes of lazy peo-
- pie, the capitalists*,, the unfit, and the
healthy tramp, who won't work. Under Socialism, the capitalists will lose
tlieir unearned revenues. They will
have to work, if' .they are able to.
Socialism, by depriving them of their
unearned,'revenues, will force them
into the.ranks of the'useful workers.
""TSelinfirai^iiranother classy~These
unfit persons are*usually the result of.
bad economic conditions" surrounding
them or "which? surrounded their par-'
ents before they were born.'o A child
may be born tired because its parents
were overworked and underfed and ill-
clad before its birth.     Or it may have
acquired a tired feeling by being underfed  in  its  infancy. " Good 'food,
fresh  nir,  healthy surroundings  and
short hours of labor for nil will eliminate this class of the unfit.    The third
class is the healthy trump who won't
work.   " Personally I, admire the tramp.
Ho has more spunk and manhood In
him in refusing to.work and bo robbed
than has the conscientious slave who
diligently tends to the business pf the
.capitalists nnd gots robbed 'of three-
quarters of tho wealth ho produces.
Under Socialism, whon each can get
tho full social value of what ho produces, tho tramp will find It fnr easier
to got a living by doing useful work
than ho will by tramping it. Then ho
w.'ll turn to work nnd glvp up his
tramp ways., Thoro may he n fow old
trnmps who will not change, but theso
will dlo out and tho clann will becomo
extinct,, ir there should bo, any persons who will not work, nfter wo
hnvo tended lo tho nbovo, wo'll start
tho docloi'B at work examining thorn
for tho hookworm.
"Who will provide the capital under
Tho workers will provide the capital.
Tliny do It now. Capital Ib thnt part
ot wealth which la used to produce
moro wonlth. Nnturo supplloa tho raw
mnterlnl. Tho workers chnngo that
raw mntorlnl Into things good for tho
ubo of num. Thoy produce tho capital
for thoy build the factories and' Jay
(tlio railroads nnd make the mncblnory
and dig tho gold nnd manufacture the
bunk notes, The working class, roller 11 vely produce the capital, Under
Sodnllmii thoy will colloollvoly own
what thoy hnvo collecllvoly prod,'.-oil.
"r.abor cannot get nlong wlthoii',
capital, can It?'    '
No. Undor modern conditions It
(uinnot. Hut tho workors unn get nlong
rory nicely without tho private ortj.lt.il-
IeIb. floclnlliim docs not nlm ot. nbol-
IhMng capital, Tt simply nlniB at abolishing lho prlvnto capitalist by making capital,the collective property of
tlio. working clnflH.     In  Montro.il I
i,ifound two definitions of capital cm-
twin, atu< urt a ruBuK. when the nbovo
question was ashed, nome spcnkei?
would declare that capital bo sicSallz-
od and othor nponkers would ib.')rir«
Hint II would bo abolished. Tho fur-
.nn. tijic.ik.i.H ik-cliueil inn. enpiihl wiih
wonlth which was iiaeil for :ho production of more wealth. Thin, of
course will bo socialized, Tlie latter
Hponkor doclnred that   capital   was
* Certainly he should.    But most men
who get a fortune do.not make it.
They steal it from the useful .workers. ,  It is'true many'capitnlists work
hard.   So do burglars and- slave raiders and highwaymen.   But if a highwayman holds up a coach and get's
away with a few hundred dollars, no
one • thinks of saying -that the highwayman bar. "made" a fortune.     The
capitalists do ho{7 "make"   a   fortune..
They steal it.;' We''Socialists*will prevent the' capitalist steals, and so will
allow the man who ."makes" or pro-'
of what he has made. ,
"Socialism will destroy ambition.".
No; it will not..   Jt will make men
ambitious.      You - caniTo.  make  men'
ambitious by just, giving them a bare
living and. taking a\yay .all the rest
of  the  wealth   they  have  produced
from' them:"    It is not the robbery
that makes men ambitious.'   They are
ambitious in spite of it. 'A good many
workers start out with the idea that
they can by hnrd work become prosperous.     They^ work hard and stay
poor and loso their ambition.     It is
■the height of folly to say1 that it' will
make men unambitious, to give them
the  result  of  whnt -their  ambitious
toil has produced. -  *
There are'mnny. other foolish objections urged" to' Socialism. But the
nbovo seem to bo tho chief questions
and objections used. Tlio Montreal
public at least have got beyond tho
singe of thinking that Soclnllsm means
dividing up and tliat it'will Tbronlc up
the homo or destroy religion.—0
Cotton's Weekly.
ordinance1,as fast.as possible. *.4"
y The city attorney.has given his opinion to"; the* effect'that"'the city has the
right'to own and operate a stone quarry and crushed-stone''plant, and further?; says" ttie, city has the right -to
lease',them,'1 buy them, or (horrible to,,
relate)-may acquire the sacred private
property "by ," condemnation proceed.-'
Ings-Ay?'  y     yy _   7 A
' Plans'" are "also under way to. establish a creosoting plant near the
garbage.; crematory whereby fuel and
labor nowgoing to waste-may be'used
to'lower the, cost of creosote<"block
paving? '    *
- , A municipal-garage has also been ordered established for autos,used."by
different city departments, also for a
shop where the city will repair its own
autos, thereby cutting into one' source
of rich graft. .   "        -*        . *
tl is-wonderful how tbe big Socialist
vote has improved the eye-sight of the
old party'politicians. Their vision has
improved sufficiently for them to see
the need of a*-city purchasing department and'the council. passed an ordinance almost identical with the one
tho Milwaukee Socialists put through."
Still, another ordinance just introduced abolishes the contract system,
and provides' that all city work shall
be done by day labor.
„To be sure the reformers have not
made a move to touch large corpora-,
tions. like the gas or street railway
companies. The operating expense of
the street car company in 1911 was
?3,906,716 and the receipts $7,811,193
leaving the,promoters and stock holders a profit of $3,154,467, nearly half
the earnings, for„ being' "far-seeing,"
•"industrious" and -"patriotic" enough'
to buy up the,officials iri "days gone by
—perhaps these days are gone by.",
The gas company also had the best
year of its life. But, whatever comes,
the Socialists of Minneapolis know and
feel that Socialism is not a long way
off. 'It is coming. Perhaps coming.a'
little at a time, but the demands of
the people cannot' be longer put off,,
and even conservative politicians must
"do, something."
'Oh, no, Alnozo! - It will not take
twenty-five or fifty years for Socialism
to come. •  It is coming every day.1
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MoaSrf^BarbariansyaHd Their
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.Under this caption the» Saturday
Evening Post comments editorially:
"In confirming an injunction against
a strike; a New Yoik court recently
delivered itself of the following familiar, but meaningless language:*!'The
right of every American citizen-whether employer or employe, ,to gain an
lionest livelihood,by his-own toil arid
endeavor is inherent in cur organic
law-and should be protected"-by,all
By Guy Williams.
Noxt to biiccobs In olootlng'Socialists
to political poBltlonB.-a strong Socialist
voto Is ono of the Buroat forces for securing bottor conditions.
Events amply provo thlB In Minneapolis since Iho Inst oloctlon, when the
SoclallstB camo within nn nco of cloct-
lng Van Loar aa mayor.
With burning sntlro Vnn Ix>nr point
od out thnt tho city waterworks dcpnit-
mont pumped wntor from tho MIsbIb-
nlppl lllvor without nny effort to purify
It. It was llko pumping nvnwoota
It. It wns llko attempting nulcldo to
drink city wntor, nnd companies Boiling
spring water proBporod.
KopiibllriuiH camo, Democrats camo,
but dirty, muddy, polluted wator wns
with un nlwnys nn dno effort was made
tn purify lt. II Ib different now. Ty.
phold fover hafi practically disappeared, Hy moans of chloi'ld of Hmo Ihe
water Is purlflod nnd Ib now Bn.o ond
our- docH not feci (hat ho Ib committing Hiiiciilo whon Inking a drink of It.
Tlio people of MliineiipollH can thank
Vnn Lour aud the SocIiiIIbI party for
The old pnrll*>« novnr mw* town*...
public ownership until tholr rnnnervn-
tivo leiulora see that, thoy must move
forward to Rave theniRolvos from tho
htraphonji. Hilt It Ih r-uiimrkablo how
much thoy are attached to public own-
owhlp allien tho la«l, cnmpalgn.
Wo novur hoard a word for public
ownership from them before. Hut fit
the present writing the city council
hn« « commltto Investigating ways
and means of ncqulrlng a municipal
"the power dfThe~Governibent?
"7 "If this were true, when a quarter-
qf the union workmen of New .York
were,out of employment in 1896 arid
again in lflOS, it would have been the
,duty,of the Government to exert its
whoel power to procure jobstfor 'them,
but the Government did nothing of the
kind. When women in sweated tracles
were unable to gain an honest livelihood it would be the goernment's duty-
to see that wages wero raised; or'when
a lockout deprives workmen of employment the Government should Intervene
—but the Government doesn't, in fact,
recognize any such obligation as tho
court implies.
. "Much popycock Is uttered about tlie
right,, to labor—a right which is and
always has been restricted by law on
every hand. Since Adnm no man has
ever hnd a right to labor except upon
such terms ns the social, intelligent
of the times prescribed, with a view
to the genornl well bolng.
"The court's Inngungo Is very famil?
iar and  Bounds  woll,  but It
means nothing."
Saya Buckle: "No gront political
ln.provon.ont, no great reform, either
legislative or executive, has ever been
originated In nny country by its rul-
ors," i    I ■ l| •;   '|
Wendell Phillips corroborates this
truth,In tho following languago: "No
reform, moral or Intellectual, over
camo from the upper classes of society, Ench nnd rill camo from tho
protest of tho martyrs and victims.
Tho emancipation of tho working pooplo nuiBt ho aohlovod by" the working
peoplo thomsolvoB."
. •\B f« rcsiilt of tho„(lomonslrftllon8 of
tho unemployed In Vancouvor It Ib os-
t'liiotoil that the aulhorltloe ' have
phi-nil fibonl ft.oon mon a. wo*'i on
nro Htlll many job-uookorB hnnntnj.
round tho froo civic employment nnd
govornmont and civic projects, Thoro
othor biiroaiiB.
thnt part ot wealth wh.ch was used siono quarry and atonecrnahlng plant,
fo erplolt lnbor. As undor Socialism. J Thoy arc tn rcnl ..r.rr,.-..t _(*.. One
there will be no pnrt of wealth which nldormnn from the 12(h ward seoa red
will bo woe! to exploit labor, It followa , all the tltue and W:p.i i.-mlnilitiK his
that there will be no capital and cap|. colleagues that they mtist do some*
tal will b« abolished. 1 think tt best
to uae the flrat definition, nllhongh
both are incomplete and Inaccurate.
Tf a wan works and maJ«.a a for-
♦tin* shflttM hu not .enjoy It?"
thing or tho next countll will be So-
rlnllaf, "
Another acta like ho hnd picked up
a SocIalUt municipal platform and
waa trylus to enact each plank luto. un
Such nn evidence of working clmo
solidarity as Is now bolng exhibited
In tho Old Country linn boon the ..renin
of tho lutormitlonnl lahor movomont.
for youi'ii punt. The Inlotiatlotial federation of labor Ib within tho range of
4iu«,_.(/_iu,> ore .nnotlior ten yonrs hns
j'i*.k.. Hwiuil, '_'.',« i.chiutWiig of tho
end of old rnplialJum, ,villi all that
that Impllos. Ih In night.
; * . By Hector Macpherson
';. In hisyCulture and Anarchy,"-Matthew Arnold, in his "own "inimitable
way, makes.sport of [the aristocracy.
Twitting Ahem with their lack of interest in culture arid .the higher things
bf the mind, lie .refers'tb them as the
barbarians. "When. I go through the
country," says Arnold, "and- see this
arid,* that beautiful' impoaing* seat of
theirs crowning the landscape, 'There,'
I say to'myself, ;is a. great fortified
post of the barbarians."" When we
come to consider the recreations of the
aristocracy, the name.barbarians is
seem , to be peculiarly appropriate.
Time seems to be spent between the
grosser pleasures of the London season
and the cruelties.of the hunting field.
In reference tb the latter, the Humanitarian League has published a pamphlet,- "Tlie -Cost of Sport," in which we
have a vivid glimpse? into the worjd of
,the barbarians. : From a tract published by a defender of the habits'of
the aristocracy, we learn'tbat on sport
£25,000,000 are annually spent. Of
this amount, £6,000,000 are spent .'on
wages. , Rents of shootings fishings,
and .the price of racehorses come to
£5,500,000. .This circulation of money
is represented as a' good thing. It is
the" old delusion—namely, that the idle
rich, hy spending their money iriluxur?
ies are benefiting the community.
" Herejs the line of argument: ■'
■ "When we .come to consider what
has been spent upon the stables at
Newmarket and other places. .' . the
amount becomes absolutely appalling!
The. sum 'has to, be counted in thousands; and it runs into millions—all
of which is spent in'labor and. material. ' As to the other branches of sport
which I'have dealt with, racing sends
money, flowing'.from the rich to the
poor man's pocket, but at "the same
time1 nearly all classes derive .monetary benefit through . this - special
branch of sport." , ' •
7< , Simply Money Wasted
■ The slightest acquaintance lyith political economy would have taught tips
defender, of sport that money expend-,
ed onJ.he objects mentioned,is,'from
a national point of view', simply money,
wasted.'" One result is the creation of
hosts of hangers-on, who, Iike'the parasites in the animal--.world,, "drain the
life-blood'o ftliefr victims:--* The writers? of .the* pamphlet-, bf the Humani-
posing of the sophistry of the literary
flunkeys of the aristocracy:*   A
"Now we havo a few gariiekeepers
and drivers, a few grooms,"'jockeys,
stablemen, and horse-dealers,, and-other dependents of the sportsmen, and a
ew farmer's, breeding horse's and grow-,
ing, fodder for theni, while the laborers
are turned out of their native village
for want of work and house-room, and
drift into the already overcrowded and
hideous' towns, which daily absorb
more and more bf the country, or are
even forced to leave their native land
altogether,and seek a livelihood in
lands beyond .the sen, free, as yet, from
tho blessings of sport." With tho'lnnd
properly utilized wo "should havo somo
millions of freemen.earning an.honest
living iri healthful' surroundings, and
producirig a'thousarid-fbld more wealth1
for-themselves tfian'is distributed by
the. aristocrats and plutocrats,"' Apart
from the ecbrio-nic'.aspect of the "subject, who; with'any, spark of humanity
can' findpleasure.in the hunting field?'
There is'sbmethlng to be,said for the"
barbarians of the olden time,who, as
a matter, of self defence^' was driven to
make war' against>'their enemies.of
the jungle; but nothing but condemnation is.due toe'the'barbarians of the
shooting lodge,.who/ to gratify their
brutal .instincts, hunt §o the death
animals fed for,', the"'sjaughter.„ Is
thero not something "utterly, con te_ript>
ble in the plea put forth" "that one
must have,the zest of" running down
and killing an'animal and thus satisfying a natural Instinct."   * -    -
Land and Reform Essential, i '
The natural instinct for killing in
due course of development among the
aristocracy takes the form of Jingoism,
which very "naturally flourishes more
among the idle rich thari among any
other' class of. the community. One
thing is plain, the horrors "of the hunting field will,not bb put down by denunciation.,, Lovers of sport will riot
be moved by- ethical considerations.
Land1 reform is the one1'effective* remedy.'- The broad acres at present devoted to the pleasures of the"idle r}_h
and their parasites .riiust be, utilized
for the purposes intended by Nature
•-namely, for growing food for thel
great army of tollers,' who. in too many
crises, are compelled to\: accept - the
crumbs .that fall from tho over-loaded
tables of those who neither toil not*
spin. -. Mr. Lloyd George, with his
taxation of land values,' has made, a
beginning. The tax must be'increased
till the owners of deer forests* and
huge,hunting preserves.are "compelled
to sell them to those who will put them
to productive uses.,. In the Bible we
are told that the .earth is tho Lord's,
and the,fulness thereof. According to
the. aristocratic,,version the..earth",is
tbe landlords' and the fulness thereof.
This , reading' will satisfy Democracy
no longer. The.spirit of humanity-is
rising in .revolt' agairist .the .spectacle
of miles of land being reserved for. the
pleasures, of. a favored few,-while, in
thousands the workers are huddled to*-
gether in the slums of.oui*-'towns and
citiesT AIl~tHat.-goes to inakeTife
worth living is being sacrificed for the
sake of game/preserving. , For this
purpose, as the writers of tbe Humanitarian League pamphlet ^ pUt it, "are
footpaths closed and laborers are compiled.to. walklong distances to thoir
work. For thlB are children debarred
from' playing or' 'picking flowers in
tho woods or the glens.' For,this is
the factory worker or the slum dweller
forbidden to breathe tlie pure air of
tho hills. For this .are .vast .areas
kept barren, whilst millions hunger for
the, produce which they might have
yielded; and'willing hands only too
anxious to till thorn are driven to seek
employment in the already'over-crowd?
ed docks,"     '  ' ''
.A.A AsiR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D.; D.CXL. President "
v; -VAt. ALEXANDER t_AIRD. Gehehai. Manager   .?; .i.,',
CAPITAL, -, $.10,000,000:
REST. - y$8.000,C
Every branch of The Canadian Baak of Coaunerce i«i/equipped to, bsuo.draft*
: the principal cities in,tbe faUotruur coratrita wiUmit delay <'- '• A
..- Aftica-   .   ."■    , Cntt .',.- --. ~   -.Cieeo. *". "'V_NewZod-__l--""
.;- ' Arabfe. ■ Cuba ~ . ' -v: - Hat_k__t, "       '   "
A.£-ntii__ Republic Douurtc   .,'.",   Icetaal?.
*.'!'Australia -    -<      Egypt "."• India »i" ? ■'(
' fliiTTni Hiirrn-y J Fnmn Tilniik ' . -,b«laa_l ',.
, -.""Belgium,  ,*- <*•    .Fmla-J , .    . " . Italy„v \. -
Brazil   . ■'■ Fsrmott   -..-, '"-'i-Japaa '.<
'   Bulgaria   ' Franca . Java    " .\ ,
.... CeyUn ';..   IVehC«1_WChinaMafta      -7
-,   Chili   - ' , Gatmany L- 'Mmiiliia
-'China '.   Great Britaia     '../Mexieo
The amount of these,drafts la stated in tha
-able; that is they are drawn in sterling, fraacs. marks, lira, 'kronen, floriru, yen,
taels, roubles, etc., as tbe case may be. Thia eatwrea .that tbe payee,abroad will,
receive the actual amount intended. „ '- /, ' \'" ,''.'-.   -7 7    ' ", A_t_d
FERNIE BRANCH   .   AA ■_"',.'     A'      '  U A. S.'DACK, Managed
Norway  -   -   •-    Saodaa
Panama-.-;-.,'* ,., SouthAtta
Vawk' '. Spain [-'f>
Pen-- '''""-'">        , Strai_<Scttl«MaW.
Wigppl--- Iil«r__n', Sw_4->.'''
Portagel -, ,..      >, Switxcriui " ,- ^,
Rooaaata- ' Torkejr .
R____»\.:,.■>;,-7 Uait_-lSt_-_i    '<<
Scrfia-'    - ''     .- Ururisy' ;■   *
Stan ;   :-.."        " Wett !■__>_, etc ,
cf the country where they tre pay-f
.**.t~ii3*MMm.uut ii l, u L-fui a -y—^j-^rtiKtf Tana****    i
Capitai.*Paid Up '...AA...'.._.$ 2,870,000
Reserve and Undivided Profits  3,500,000
Total Assets  44,000,000
7 Tlie' Incentive to thrift'that.a savings nc-
cbunf-gives you ls even more valuable than'
the actual interest tliat accumulates upon the
deposit.' .The habit of*saving—assuring com- £
'fort In old age—Is as elaslly acquired as tho
habit of.spending
Banking service* hiflthe Savings,rjopnrt- U
ent of'the Bank of Hamilton is as siricoro'ly , ]|
fered to t.h« mnn  whn rlcnnalfu  n  few /lr.1.' as!
offered" to the man who deposits a few dol-' jjjj
lars a month as to those who deposit thou- |{
Head Office
J. R. Sloan, Agent
Bank af Canada
Capital Subscribed
Reserve Fund  ...'.
6,000,000 - 7Capital. Paid   Up   ..-...' 5,996,900
5,996,900       Total Assets .■*..:.?!.   ''72,000,000,
D. R. WILKIE, President HON., ROBT JAFFRAY, Vlcefres.?<J
.  ■** '     . ^BRANCHES'  INa.BRITISH COLUiVIBIA"     ,•     ', y
-Arrowhead, Cranbrook, Fernie,-'Golden, Kamloops;' Michel,' Moyle, Nelson,
'   ■"'■■.' .Revelstoke,.Vancouver and Victoria,    ,     ".*        ,7
•   ."   SAVINGS DEPARTMENT- ,-    '        '-'■
Interest allowed on deposits at current rate from d-.te of deposit.
-;  ■ -*. ,y.      y   GEO. I.B. BELL, Manager
Beatitudes of Socialism
niesscd'uro tho unemployed, for thoy
shall bo fed on soup nnd.clothed with
cast-off raiment. '
DIoBsod nro thoy that groan ln distress of poverty, for thoy shall be
vlsltod by tho recipient of their labor
and consoled with maxims and prntnl-
tous advice,
Blessed ore they who hungor and
thirst,' for ,they are subjocts for visitation and shall rocolvo free tickets
to a bono and hot water banquot,
Blessod nro' thoy who are peace-
makers If handy with a needle, for
out of old clothoB thoy cnn mnko for
themselves now garments.
DIosBod nre they that ask for nothing
for they shall in no wlso bo turned
away disappointed.
Do lt to others first, lest thoy do it
to yon; "Soo him and go him one bottor," do It quickly.
If your neighbor pastea you on the
cheok, swat him undor tho chin: If ho
falls not, uso your ncrnporH and diiHt
tho rond, for horoln Hob thy safety,
Take jiood that you contribute nothing lo the poor bxcopt In n public plnoo
or by having your namo plncod con
that tho •'air wise Fathor sent Uiobo
things to them by you, and that wo
nre all members of the universal brotherhood of mnn—and only differ In'
degree; this will glvo them*a bottor
conception of tho fatherhood of God.—
Coal, centuries ago,,was not appreciated aB It Ib now. William Prynno,
Keeper, of tho Itocorda to Charles II.,
rolatoB that In the rolgn of Edward I„
when browors, dyers, and other artificer.! began to ubo coal InBtead of
wood and charcoal, tho Inhabitants of
London petitioned tho King ngalnst Itn
uso, doclnrlng that lt wiib "a public
nulsnnco, corrupting tho air with Its
ntlnk nnd smoke, to tho great dotrl-
mont, of tholr honltli," Whereupon tho
King prohibited Its use, nnd Isauod a
commlHBlon of Oyer nnd Terminer ,to
try nil who hnd offended to punish
them by flno for tholr first offonco,
and for tho second their furnaces nnd
kilns woro to bo destroyed. Tho prne.
lloo was nt last mado a capital offonco, nnd n mnn was trlod, condomn-
Bplci.on.ly on n subscription paper,' ?'™* ''^ ^r burning coal In
lost von loso cn8tn win, Ltr Jt. „„,   London.-Sclence nnd Art of Mining.
To cleanse tho'syntom or undigested
food, foul ga««B, excess bile In tho liver
nnd waste matter In tbe bowols will
Impair your health. Tho best system
regulator U PIC, pu^.a.
At nil donlcrs, if, nnd B0 cents, or
TIki Klg I'lll t.'o.. Ht. Thomas, Ont.
Sold in Fernie nt McUnn't Drug nnd
nook Store,
At nil dealers, 2." and CO cents, or
Tho PI* Pill Co., Rt. Thomas, OnL
Sold In Fernie fit McLean's Drn_r and
Rook SU..*..
lest you loBo.caBlo with your sot, and
ho regnrdod as n heretic,
Always visit the poor nnd dlRtroflficd
arrayed In your best, nnd go In n carriage driven by a servant lost your
V|('l|    1w.    ,lrf|,|r„)     |„    11...I     ..--111.   .. ■ I.
 *'" •*-  "li   • •'•"" 1» "'
fliionro thnt lho vfc\\ drrpped nVvny..
have over tho ragged sink and hungry.
Hhould they be of doubtful mind,
weak In spirit, or havo doubts of tho
brightness of tho llfo boyond the gravo,
toll   tlirm   tft   tntf/i  nr*.   Mio'v-I'l  ?o»  tt,r
morrow, for tho soup of to-day spoils
before ,(ho morrow, sufficient unto
ench day only Is tho soup thereof.
If Iho poor nro gloomy nnd dospon*
dent, toll them that thoy bolong'to n
class wpokon of In scriptures as always
•"■lng prcHent and answering In person
In tho bread Uric,
Have them live as much on expectations as posslblo—n maxim lt cheaper
than bread and meal—nn.. us «M*Jy dl-
go-led ns charity soup. l)y their
works yo shall know (hem.
Whatever clothes 01. soup you give
them, impress on their n.lni.8 the fftct
Tho Slate CoiiBtnbuIary of Ponnsyl-
vnnln Ib now drilling regularly in preparation for the threatened. Btrlko of
tno anthracite miners.—Minors' Mnim.
At the present time thore aro up.
wards of 2,fi00,000 trado unionists In
tlio United Kingdom. To miiTingo
thoir affairs thoro nro over 10,000'paid
secretaries, organizers nnd ncltntoro
who are paid 280,000 pounds a year
by tho workingmen. Nearly 11 per
mont of tho trndo union fundB Is,' on
tho averngo spent In dispute pay, and
22 por cent Is classed ns^'mlscellan-
eons," and , amounts to 4.250,000
pounds, In tbo two years, 190IMQ,
nearly 12,600,000 .toys' work and pny
w«»r« lout to the workers through tabor disputes,
Special SaSc of Flatware
Bone-handled Tqj. or'.Dinner Knives, .at $1.25 per half doz. A
1835 "Wallace Bros, Tea or ■ Dinner knives, $2.00 per half ,doz. '
% Doz/ only Dinner Jvnlves," best plate,  $1.75 "     "
' i&  Doz. .only Toronto Silver Plate Tea Knives,.?2?25.   '   .   --  ,
' 1847-Rogers' Bros. Dinner'Knives, $2.00 per" half doz.  ' •' N
Rogers'-Best Plated"Table Spoons at 45c. each.    " "■ N -"    "
Wm, Rogers, and Son Table, Spoon's $1.75* per half doz.     ..   "-
. 1847-Rogers' Bros, Table Spoohs,*'$2.75.per half.doz.   -_?" -"   -7f
1847 Rogers' Bros.-Dessert Spoons, $2.50 per'half dpz.
/Tea, and Dinner Forks, best* plate; $_?75 po? half doz..   ' -    - l
Wm.'Rogers', and Son-Dinner Forks, $1.50. per half doz.* "
Wm. Rogers'and'Son Al Tea Forks,"" $1.75, per half doz.   ■'   A .
"XX/HEN Winds Aro Nippy.horo.is tho.,toilot lotion
,*■* that, typifies tlio truo "porfe'efion. of' all toilot
applications.      'A     ' '   >    ? A *■'   •  .     .'.■,
SwooVdninfcy.not groasy, and of oxtra special viiluo in
tho oavo of tho skin. ','   ■    A   ' .,
Aftor a walk oi; an auto ride BKNZO ALMOND'
CROWN cleanses the,poros, *rostoi'6_.'tho eireuli.tion,-
• rompvcsall of tho ill e.tbets.of tho wind.' -
Novor hesitate'ov fear to go out for iui;enjoyabkv"con
' stitutional", or to tako healthful ouUloor'oxoroiso-l.o-
- oause BENZO AtMQND CKOJVNiwillalway.stake
1 care of you even if you havo oil oxtrdmoly dolicato or
sonsitivo skin, ',.."..,
v  ,    . Ladies appreciate it. , 2Sc a box at
Bleasdell!s Drug Store
SMoffs Gun
you   will   nn   a   wreck
Ow N*«f Mtlhod Tr«»lm«nt can enra ynn nnd nmko n mnn ot voa
o tTidbr-Jn twooiii. i ivoiivo, tl'* blood purineil.»"h_!"i3 lXi.U-Vbi
"Under Its fnflu<
rilmiiW*. bVo.i.l-ftMr.1 lll««
bailifulnai« snil ilt*
' mtunii lo tlie
rain* mam-ho
' your lurd
"EAH^* MHS"S?&,,I!,,Ti r?«.wlto for so hoDMt opinion Fn. at C^a,
,^,wiiT^%9-S]i§J^HMUt''   <»'l"«r»l«t) on (Wl DlMiiuAf M_X      '
Cor.Michl5a-iAve-andOrIiwoldSt..  Detroit, Mich.'
S_!__M_____t^B_j_riTI_f5P AI1 Uu'T*{rom Cnnsdn mnstboAddreuta
_MKLW "",'li'*> .toonrCBHsdlsn Correspondence Dtpsit-
m J^    wmmmmmmmm    went In Windsor, Ont.   If yon iletlr* (o
SSfJSiW.^T *w2?u lug?W*in Ditarft ■•«>M-«idtr«t
?!vlr.^i,i« ?Sr J?lB*«f«fflM"» whldt are for Correspondence u4
Mborstory for Csnodlnn tntilneu only,  Address alt letters as follow.
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7" ' - A-'. ■-* "^"? - ii *V? ^ i A7 Pf-rHamentaiy Session, 1909.: 7 -\ V A - 9 -" £■* ■'"
- :h.AA-. Hevyoted^^insiHa-wthqfnthwaite 's motioned' afcolisK' the revenue"
'-•-'■""k,-,^<*?!■>:..■ji-'i^fS--•-?---> ■*   'i'-•-;'""-•"*■ *• -  --*.',:.-'. --     --    ..   *,*   a-.".^-*.
"" *yv>5?^ .^ovea^^Favor^of^ to/ the. provincial .Elec-
'-'" y?. .'tio_--S._&c?,^^ .s 'name* cdulcl liave" be'en^struclc off the list
*       -**    . _._*    "-     "'"V;' V*** .,""■., '        '","      i I***'!."'"''*''    "■'     ^-"-ri-i •,   -S -   Ji*...-*'     -« ^   • ■>   w -M!,   I »v
;-',A.as.s??? ?s;k©:-kad-l^^ which he was registered as a'ybter.
. ■ A, (The a'meiidment/wa^djBf eated by .the' Socialists forciiig; the Liberals
." '7:A*° 3°^. T^th themili obstriictihgthe proceeding's until"the aihen'dm'ent
'-7-.A'was.'withdram.);.?r.'; "    yyyy-y- ■:'; ,''yV\yy A-V'' :ii^A 7'"''^
,.'* A- ? He^yotedAg^tlleln-iiV BUI providing for.an'EightEour.Day in
i   ,-y/metalifer.ous mines'.'. y.-A5''^^ .tAiv     • * >■" '-SS   7..   -7 .y7;x: y \
Syf ^V6ted"Ai^i"wt an AcVfoi* tlie Better. Securing ofMineWorlcers'
"7,:;Wages..'-'.^ 7-""JA:A!? 7-/v ?■'._,. ; ..-'■*■ *;•;',. *.? ,••*•-" '*"*. 7' A"-   ■,:
\ «;-
I *_ *
I J":
A;^^T6-tE>arker^^W^^ a Fortnightly Pa:y,Day,  and
... .introduced it.as his own, but iimitihg.its'application*.to,firms with a
■A- ' Apay rollof not less than $50,000 per, moiith, and O-nittedlhe .penalty
^-'A'clause.^/A -'y'^V--'. . 7 ,-'   ,,-\"  ",.'.'*■    .,     --AV. ''.'>"' "'~'
7 *  yy He;Voted A^^BtHa^Vthornthwaite's amendment tothe Coal Mines
•  "■'Act; which/provided.fdr.aPortnigMy Pay Day for'coal miners., .,     *
■. ; /So Voted Agamst'Hawthornthwaite's amendment to the i_arao Act,1
, "'; .providing for(,c6m^ulsbry inquests in all cases of death by explosion,or
. A,accident*in coal mines.' v'A., 7? '     "■' '"" '•...''.     ' ' •' "
• '. ,H? Voted Against'Hawthornthwaite's amendment to the Police'and
?'*. .A-p/-k?n"s ^ct,to prevent -the use *by police>f'" swearing ^'.methods to
'.v .-/extract evidence fronv-witnessesj -..[■ .--,''. ;-. A", •' \A' -';„ '•
Vc J'A' ?® ^t0^ A^a^t i€oIiinis'.;,Bill to extend the rEiglit Hoiir tiaw for
4 "?;smelt*ersto:^prkers '(such as. carpenter^ bricklayers, etc.) .around the
7' Z1 furnaces:*7 ".',y; r"!'-A?i'"7*A";:r 'yy.^. yyy7 y "-:.* "A7' ■ A' -*"-■-
- He Voted Agaiiut/ihe^Womeii'sFran'chise.Bill.,;.A. .:„..!... ,..'..
■'•;"'\  .-'yvy-y*--'.■'''•*«■ ParUamentary,Sessibni-1910,    A,*.,' ' '
,y? 7- ^YO*6^^ Favor ?of. Attorney-General Bowser's amendment to the
." A-^ptowes. Act, which"? forbids' .the,, inspector appointed'-under the .Act
Sy^m givmg. evidence^in. court which he may liaye secured in? the per-
/-y'.formanceof his!dutyVs,inspe"cWf?'..A^:,;J.,.''    7 '.-. ' ■ '-..yyy..- ,"'■*
"''-"-': He?yot^ Against Hawthornthwaite's amendment to tlie same Act,
7 to,add"the'-words "unless the -trial judge so orders" to the clause >e-
'7■ ferred to^aboye?,S7 * ;*"•'"'7' \  ly ?.A "••■•->"'.    ..  - • S. >'\- • ■ *■<",'•'',   ' - *i ■
He .Voted Against Hawthorntliwaite's amendment to the Companies ?
A?- Act,'to. strike.put the,cl_.\iseHimiting 'the "amount, a worker can claim
.7   as dama'gesjander.the'.Work'men's Compensation Act "to $250 when a
- company was bankrupt; and limiting the amount/of "back-wages"that
; -,-^ould be claimed when a company wasbankrupt to'three months. - ■
: y7 - / He /.Voted ' Against- Parker Williams'' amendment to ithc / Public
S" 7 Schools Apt. to strikeout theclause which,allows the people in the E.
7 -.. and N.land'belt to asspssthemselves to pay the teachers' salaries.
'' ...'^. He^ydted Against Hawthornthwaite's>mendment.to the same Bill
^ Ac:giving :Board-_Scho'ol:' Trustees 'power:'to "exclude"ffrom, the "."schools'
,r- "Oriental eliildrei.,yn'the interests'of'the-white'children., y 7,-7-',
~ '*'■;"'   i ^.e y^e4.4^??* Ha/\vthornthwaiteXniotio"n\'to-reduW;theJv6
-. ^.$20,000 in the estimatesjii aid,of_.the''.J3klvation Army's-immigration
'-*^ 7/-policy'to V-thirty cents.!''-A *■ -7',^/**\' \ ~ -"' Ay ?.. "ryy yv//'... *
■'"■.'"'.. .He Voted* Against HawjtripmthwaiteVm'otiori to reduce: th^ vote'5 of
■A7r,".$12,g6o;fpr the militia'to ^jvelve,cent's.". ./.....A'' $.£ - 77 * .7.. ,.7.
"-'-. ,yiresP^ctirig the Salvation Armya"..clause that exempted them frpmpay-'"
': \   ''ing registration fees'. 7" •''- 7{'x'' y ''V-V-" ; ",'"„-* '   V>' "'7.'"-  •" ,;
* He-Voted Againstv an ^amendment .to the Bill giving effect to," the
.,.,*-, apeemratiwith'tieaC.'"Njlirf,^    would have made,.the company
, ." apply to the-.legislature instead of the Lt.-Gd_vernor,-for permission/to
y amalgamate with another,company. -" "   A  7-A, A, X'.
I ■-' ?He Voted-Against Packer Williams' amendment to the samebill to
.; .. .* make'the, ^onipariy pay a.minimum wage pf $2.50,per day;.  .'?-'..   -' 7' .?
y/„. He'Voted,Twice (once in committee arid, once ori report).Against
y   a bill to give an Bight Hour Day'to Engineers. . ;        ,7
A   H? Y?te,?in Favor of tho Dyliing Assessment Act (amending Act),
which increased the"taxation ipn-tho"farmer.7 '■'  "S .'
,?° Vo*e^ Against Parker,"William's amendment to tho Bush Fire
^     ; Act, designed -to make it easier for the farmer to>tart fires to: clear
his land; to make p^vners'dflwild-land adjoiningfarm land guard their
property, against' the*spread/of^fire; 'and to preverit theemploymerit of
the spy and the inforirrierm/theeiifprceme'nt of the/act.' " **./;'"-*
A;He Voted Against Parker Williams' amendment.to another Bill affecting the C. N. R..tO;mak*e"the company pay:a,_ninimum wage of
"$2.'50 per day.'"' 7''\." -AA'i, A*  ■ - "v-"AA -,      <•  'A.--
A-He voted against HawtKorntliwaite's amendment, t^thc Land Act,
designed to prevent/the. issue-of preemptions, or"-Svalei. records to
Orientals.    u- .-. '   ' 1$        •■' - ,    A,   "      '        - •
;, He Voted Against a Bill'to give an Eight Ilour Day'to riietaliferous
miners.     ,    "      * A-A".  7y/ ;.. /        ,-,_?,    ■ y' .
He Voted Againsf a'Bill foVa General Eight Hour Day. , 7
Be Voted Against the" Shops Regulation Act,-which pro.vided that
employees in shops should jiave a half-holiday every week'and four
full days holiday every year, and imposed an'age*, limit for children
employed in'sliops. :-   .9'„'•-■'      V. ', '.      A
He Voted Against an Act to.preverit Discrimination against Trade
Unions,, '-*,.,'*''       \y-'. y.-     y x *       > 7 • ,-
,. i* •• * ., Parliamentary Session 1911
'' He Voted in Favor of the new ,Coal Mines Regulation Act, which
was opposed by tlie Socialist members as being worse than tlie old one.
(Though .representing a coal mining district Mr. Ross did not attempt to do anything while the Bill was in committee, which was two
or three weeks, leaving the whole business i nthe hands, of .the Socialist
iriiembers, who devoted nearly'.he whole of their time to ^scrutiny of
the Bill, and endeavoring to amend it in the .interests of the miners.
He avoided, all divisions ori the amendments submitted-,by the. Socialists?) - _ • '.';--,'       ',••,'/'-'A'.       ' "   --".   A
He:Voted in Favor of. a.bill introduced by Miller (Conservative)
called an Act Respecting the Legal Professions; butdescribed by'Haw-
thornthwaite as being in the interests of "sneaking little horse thieves
and petty shysters.'! ' y'-l' " -- \A ".' "A •'"'•'
\He Voted' Against Hawthornthwaite's" motion-to strike out the
grant iiAthe ^ estimates - of ■ $15',000 \ f dr.;'tiie -. Agent^'G eneral 's Office
in London. :" (The'Agent-General had beeri'using Provincial funds to
subscribe to such organizations as the Boy Scouts;and the" Anti-Socialist Union.).? - " .';.,; \ . y~ 7 ■' ' y'-'S-y7, .
. A.7 '    :          Parliamentary Session 4912    S    -.,
The ''."Hon. ".gentleman's record forthe„session* of 1912 has" not,
shown? that he has the 'least intention of- leaving'"the employment .of
the.iriteresis whose' f aithfulservant he has. been for so many years.
Although,'owing to'the haste oi the government to rush legislation
through thSnouse.only.two'labor bills were.introduced by,the Socialists' (which .\Yere siripthered by the Premier before .anybody could vote
on them), he;showed by his handling of the iiew.Forest Act whose in-,
terests-heAconsidefed he was ^thereto defend."-'%-The act deals with
everything conr^ectedwitli the protection of the forests from fire, and
corisequeritl^;cpmes pretty close to the small farnfer. ' The, member
for Newcastle,'(Parker .Williams) submitted-many-amendments in "the
iriterests.of/thesmali;farmer, but-in Levery jn'stance the Hon. Mr. Ross
./Once mbrethe political spellbinders of Capitalism are preparingfor"
.their work ofKleceptiori and corruption ■ in a"* provincial campaign.-
",. .It^requires little of a statesman or politician.tb know that .none of
■fhe Conservative politicians are representing the rank and file of the
people? -In no case, and under no'circumstancesf are they representing the working class. / ■ '*, _ • 7' :'.
; /'/Under the/political rule of the1 Conservative Party in our national,
provincial land municipal-governments powerful trusts, monopolies
and* corporations have taken possession of the nation's-wealth. The
greatj,mass; of. the wealth-producing people, in factories; shops and
mines,- arid on the farms, are getting poorer an^ poorer in the same
proportion.as the social.parasites grow richer and more powerful.'
; With-the wealth of this country increasing marvellously from day
to .day we'may witness the disgraceful'spectacle ofseeing thousands
of men and women out of work at the verge of starvation, while
the millions of dollars of wealth are piling up iri the hands of a comparatively small number of people, who may justly-be called the
drones of society.        . * ' ' ,
The.time has come when the 'workers in the mines, factories and
mills and the tillers of the soil must wake up arid get together to
protect their own common interests. This* is especially true of the
working class of British Columbia. Experience hns demonstrated
the fact that the railways and other big capitalist'cbrporations in the
province have absolute control of our provincial .legislature and
•every, department of same
The People's Voice will never make any attempt to gain friends by
flattery, and for this very reason wc-shall never hesitate with them.
For somo time the Conservative party has been telling the people
what they would do for them. In every political campaign promises
were made by the bushels, but they were broken the moment the
ballots had been counted and the slick politicians and tools of Capitalism had sneaked into office.
The People's Voice appears before, the toiling masses as an organ
of the Socialist Party; ,We do not'tell the working class that tho.
Socialist Party will be the patent-medicine for curing all social ills
under which they are suffering today; neither do we claim or promise
that .'the Socialist Party will bring about the economic and' social
transformatiori.over night, or while the working people are*.fooling
away their time'with attending dog fights or playing poker.' * >■ '
We come to the working class with this proposition: • ' ..._., '" -iy '
_ "Herejs the Socialist Party, the political party of your own class.
This Socialist Party is the means whereby you may bring about the
.improvement'of your conditions and your emancipation' from " wage'
.slavery. 5 In order to use. this political worjdng class organization for
the benefit of the working class, you, the working people, must affi-
liatewitli it;, become part and parcel of it, control it, own it, manage
it frir_the good and welfare of your own class.",
" ,■ The emaiieipation of labor must be achieved by the working class
'themselves !-A.'T|ifesetwords should be indelibly" impressed upon the
- minds of every working man and woman. *•"'•_-.
"^Take* the., Trade Unions, for example,, which have- done so much
good for the'-.wage workers in the last _three decades."-' Not even the
most_ stupid workingman would* propose that the'capitalist employers
C        U-UWU..^ ^ ^ /** ft r"   A" -A,     i' l ^ x     "\\ o—-""■*    ..v,«.-.v»   A_fj.v|/vo\_.   niui.   vilm   \sillJ ILClLinv   "OUl|J'AUJ"CI"-S
He "was alsoi'in_charge of,an act toariiend the/Land Act, and he had should, control and officer and riianage the Trade Union movement.
. Another'of his amendments to the same'act'was, that no pre-emption
'record would be given for land which-cqritainVd "more than 8000 feet pf
timber to the "acreA This„,provision,:aJso, /was not in the old act.
Taken together, the two amendments pretty effectually dispose of any
likelihood of a'great number'of workingmen realizing an ambition to
get back to the land., "' 7  "'-' 'AA ?-'-?
The Attorney-General expressed the-hope."that the workers;would
elect' their own representative this time^-Wm.' Davidson. Of course,
as a matter of form, he said ho would prefer to see Ross returned, but
he could not express tho same appreciation"of this present member
for' the Fernie Riding. Of Davidson,the Attorney-General said, "I
would like to.see Davidson elected^ ■ Davidson wns a good man in
tlio house." ■*'''" .- *.     •. i,
Ilie Qne Best Buy in the Market
-' 6 m^W^-M ____■ wv__f^_«d___n_   OiM ____■__■__*_____■_•__■ 9 9
Capital of Saskatchewan
Ten years ago Retina's* ponulation 2,240, TO-DAY 30,310
lfiOO por cont. iriorenso in ton years of which tho groutost dovolopmoht toolc placo within tho last two yoare
ll*i.liin line had progress dquallod by fow cltlos In Oanada, Its
Krowtli In iwpulatlon nnd proajwrlty has boon plionomonnl, Its trans*
portatlon fnollltlos mnko it tho grcatout distributing contro of tho
Canadian Wost, It may eoom bxtravngant to claim for any city all the
governing'factors that ontor Into tbo bultflng.of a Wcstorn metropolis,
. yet this In many respects can bo assorted In liohnlf of Itoglna,
That the chief olty of tho province will contlnuo to ho Heglnn no
one dlBputos, Tho lloglna of tbo futuro will bo as ii_nlfUoitli.it of today as it is unliko that of Its tent foundation some 20 years aep.
Rapidly becoming tho Metropolis ot Western Canada.
Qolng ahead at a poco, marvellous in tho oxtromo,
-  Investments nro Sound, Substantial and Monoy Makers,
Noted for hor Hnridoomo niilldlngs, Paved Stroots and noulovnrds,
Advancement Is our Watchword, tho Koynolo of Success,
nftVi'-i mi hivuHliimnt Hint Is iilwnlutolv Hiifi«. Onlvmu! mlln
from tho city ball und wltlilu llii> city IlinlU, Kc^'iiw. •■ubili-
vImIijiin .two inllcH from city hnll ami gutKtilr. cltv lliultx urtf
now' bi'li'K Hold for $2(KI and %'M) ti lot.    All wo nik Im
$175 to $250
n lot, 10 per cent. c/inIi nmi 10 pi'i'rent, n numllr
No Interest
sound- logic .to the political field and say: "A political party which is
controlled and managed by the'capitalist class, can never benefit the
working, class?".- -       ' y,'"';'       *        '■ '   ■
Th5rSoeiali"st* Party- is the only political'party in the field that,is
controUed..-financed and managed by the working class for. the benefit
of the working.class. -   .   _ _,'■"■
"The Conservative Party is controlled, financed and managed by the
capitalist class for the1 benefit of the capitalist class.
Now, ye toilers in.mine, mill and factory, and ye slaving toilers on
the farm,"take your choice. To which side will,you belong?. Will
you continue to fight against the best interests of your own wives and
children by'sticking to the old capitalist politicalmachines? Or aro
you ready to join the Socialist Party and do your share in the great
work.to save our nation and our country from ruin; to save your own
class,'tio protect your own families, your fathers and mothers, sisters
and brothers? '
Line up, Brothers! Fall in line for this campaign, and when on
March 28 the Socialist voto will bo counted and the news'of the
peoplo's success and victories at the polls will be flashed all over the
civilized world, you may proudly announce:
"This is part of my work! This is partvo£ the work of the great
International Socialist and Labor movement!"
Wfiat the immediate future lias for Kegina
During 1012, lho M<.tliodl»twChiirch will bo orated in Reglne*. alt « cont of |5M,000; tho city power plant will le incrta&ctl to double "
tho prosont capacity; tho'Broad Stroot subway will bo constructed at a cost of (330,000; tliu I'arllamont Uulldlngs will bo completed
and formally opoued; tho Roman Catholic Catliedrul ls to bo erected at a cost of 1400,0000, nnd street cars tiro to bo running on _.outli
__._nw.iy, _i.ov*ii..> Av.tmi«, on AU_bjt ana Uowrtnoy __irt*is,
During 1012 tho drand Trunk Piuifio will oroct ln lloglna a largo passenger dtipot, offices, round houso, freight sheds and railway yards.
Tbo a. T. r, -loBlna-Canora lino Is almost completed, and work is bolng rushed on tho Ueglnn-Inteinatlonnl Itoundary lino, whllo opors-
tions nro to begin on t\ O. T. P. lino from Iteglna to I/Jthhrldgo, another lino from Roftlna to Kdmonton, and sttll anothor lino from Itoglna
to Brandon,,  Work ls boln_f pushed on tho O. T. P. Iteglnu-Mooso Jaw lino.
M. J. O., in New York Call
During 1012, tho Reglntt'Bulyoa lino of tho O, P. R. is to bo completed, as is also tbo O. P. It. r.cglnnColonsay lino.
rlopof, will ho w*H tmrfor cannlriieMoti during mil,    The C. M". R. will '•onsfrurta lfn<» from RcRtna to Moom. Jaw.
Tho union
.Local A«cnt for the International Securities Co., Ltd., Vancouver, B.C.
who liavo «o:oncl<»« for nil to^vn»tto« on tho O.T.P, indwltng Mnoie Jaw, T.othbrIrtK->, Swift Ciirrcut, Wi-ylmrn, YoiKon, etc.-
"What!    The Vermin,'they's complaining
Say they want ,morc food and elothts,
Sny thoir wages don't maintain 'cm.
Thnt they're almost starved nnd froz'o!
Tlint their children keop-a-crying,
Thoy'ro ro hungry, and ho cold:
Somo nro dend nnd others dying?
. Oh, sny, cut'it—that is old.
"Wo'ro in business to mnko money,
, All thoro'h in it wo'll havo, soo?
Oil, sny, cut it, you're so funny—
Tnllc to us of "misery"!
Dividends is what wo'ro after,
And, hy holl, wo'll gel, 'om, too.
Yen, wo will, though wo whould have to
Cut thoir pny nguiti in twnf
Cnll'OiA Holdiors!,   dot thn gntling!
Fill, lliolr bntlies full of lond.
When thoy hour tho bullets rnttling,
When they've looked upon thoir dead,
TltOM  tlmvMl  p!int*tr/r> *t1m?v wiViln    ,1,,..,,,   »»,„
i ft- '   '"*"  i  *' "    '"'■i
And ...pyM. j'o lmr-l: Id thp mill.
"Work for If.ss without rompInhiiiH;—
nnisc the dividends ?    *\Vc will!
Whnt'    T.H'v'rr. utrilHtur. n-iOlo oH.,.,1.;,,„»
What!    Thnt Southern Kuropo scum
Thnt wo brought hero hy tho shipload,
Thinking thoy were donf nnd dumb!
Shoot'em 1 Damn'om! thoy'ro but T.u.ikioH-
Men and women, flo«h and blood.
Flesh ond blood—nK ehenp as tnonkoyt.,
riipfipnrl    Ond, im fhonp nt mud.'
W. 1 Cole
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Hair Dressing
Cigars :
Bowling Alley
Drop In
convenience  7
Meals that taste, like.
mother used to cook
Best in the Pass
vyilllam Evans, Proprietor
Liquor Co.
Whdi"csaie"Dea1"crs'i"n   "
Wines .
Mail Orders receive
prompt attention
You're always welcome here
. _ »
Clean Rooms, Best of
Food and every
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out to all practienl men ami wuitn't. thiU.wc <lo not itopoml upon hu<>]i u | ±~~ -^.—, v  ..
pro<-w« to twnrc th* Helton *ftf m\t <mmn\*.    C«n lliosu tvlo *np.!   OMmmftL^MJL _f%
[port n pnrty rcwrtliist to cu-h uiottiodiof cuIiBtitcttiun v.ovl..... ^,A „ \ ^3t!sIOi!S O VPS
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" Published every.Saturday morning at its office."Fellat Avenue,*
Fe_r__ie^ B.C. A Subscription $1.00 per yew^iii advance.f\:An excellent;
advertising inedium. .ywrgest' c^ida^oiumT'the:piBtr_£t?" Advertis-'
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"attention." " Addressed! coiimiunicationB to The District ledger.
' -"-, .---■.■ ■ h A .       . .   „.H;„ p.-NERWICH, Editor.
. Telephone No. 48.       , - ■ , A .       ..    a „... Post: 6ffice Box No. 880
All a. BlufiP-^-Estimates, Looked for 2,000
Chinamen to Enter this Province witliin
the Next Twelve Months.
Premier McBride-has often stated
and repeated at Tuesday nlght'8 meeting, that the railway construction ln
' this province will he carried out with
WHITE LABOR. * His cry haa always
been "A White B. C."     In looking
^over "the estimates of the Province, for
- the coming year, as issued by Minister
- of'Finance Ellison, we note an item
of $500,000 as the amount expected to
' be received by the government under
the heading of Chinese Head-tax. -    ■
*     The tax on Chinamen entering this
country is  "500,000,"-half of  which
; goes into the Provlnvial Treasury and
'  the other half to the Federal Govern-
. ment.     This.would; therefore,,mean
?*that (he total head-tax-from Chinese
^.during the cbmin .gyear, of those en-
entering this province is estimated at
?] 00,000.00, or In. other words, it is
the -intention of McBride, Rosa, et al,
to permit 2,000 Chinamento" enter this
province". within* the next twelve
monthB. For what purpose? There
can be no-other possible answer than
to get cheap Asiatic labor *for the railroads. As this Is a vital question to
the .people of this part of Canada, the
electors of Fernie Riding as well as
elsewhere, must demand from the candidates an explanation of this. . We
would,.therefore, be1 glad to hear Mr,
Ross on this point.- "'-_-' - y
. - Electors, before you vote for any
Conservative demand Of him a full and
satisfactory explanation of his definition'of a White B. C. This Is too Important a question to trifle, with. It
means the very life of the workers In
this province, and as self-preservation
Is the first law of nature, protect yourself by voting the Socialist Ticket. 7
masters (wlio don't'.supply. those funds for Sentimental rea^6^^?;;I_at.
er that same worker takes4 part in a-strike and the same" gov^^-fte^t
for whiciriie xoted^ turns loose, at the masj^r's.'bebest/^tliftf^fbEX^.
ed pug^uglies;and government* assassins thatVare-considered g^issar^
^andif hfe'is not .mighty careful he'll get'^"^'^^^.'"^-^^,^
'policeman's'^club descends upon* his he'acPn'e/liea^
vote he cast'at the-last election."*,      7 .'AA?- -    ^ v.. --/.• -(S'2/ •
Realize" thatVhoever holds the reins of government in-th"J£*baiij4.s
dominates society.* Realize that YOU have the power to^ta^ %ld Qf
those reins."'"' 7 - . ;'    .'        A^-7- .   -,   '   . :- ; A 7°"
-. Realize that there is a/party which you.may.use.as a'mea^ V tbkf
end. '„*- Realize'that it stands for- the working,class alone. ■: -Ay \y . .7,
Such a party is the Socialist Party of -Canada^which.stan^. -for th]e
workers owning the means of production and'thus'controij^'tb-aV
own lives and destinies. •     ;    , .■ ■ A:.     - A>.    ..'-•-" AA\ y v. ,'•',;
That party has already two members,in the Legislative At^^ly $
British Columbia.       ,-*"??     ■   .-   ; '  •,;"*.--A.- y..,y y / ... :.y
If you know your own interests you will'make*1 it three* 0^ Mat*%
28.'' '"Wm. Davidson is the nominee'of the Socialist party/tj^^hosiiu
champion oi the politically, organized "workers?,,  ,„. "' „AA?      A?
A vote for Davidson is a vote for yourself, for-it is a vqj/ tor t\\e
class of which you are a member, and with which your inter^V flrey.
Your vote is precious; use it for yourself, and the only wW, $c>u <-*■"".£.
do this is to VOTE'FOR DAVIDSON:' •*   v '7 ■***•  '-<-** °' :7.Sy'    - -
■ .J   "■ ,— 1.1 ^ >. '. . ,
",^\7" y "■&
:  *Rpss recognizesKthe;fact-*that Davidson "'stands'fori the* Workers.;
The Worke_<s know* that. Ross does hot in'any^way represent .their ra-
terests, an^that-^whyiBavidson"will be retn^ed'tb'Vicioria;-. \.--F
.    #V»--j-*'"^-'"*,t?-,*::  ■sr^r--S y   7-.i-"v'-,-■"-=-;'.•-''--•"--.-..? "-'rt;
-"'.The Con^ervativCParty.believe-i tbat those wbo own shoffld.-make-a
profit it the expensVof men-andwoyfleh^ho^create^^ the-.wealth-x>fth%:
province, ylf they'did.not -they would unite with us to see that all
workers received-thefull piod"octof- their toiLvi;' ' "' * '
*•£!»■*•< i---
■ Froni the;ton'e bf-ilcBride's speech on Tuesday^night-he would*have
us believe be'was*;g"ractic_.lly. the\ Conservative. Government.,- * | His
egotisrh is perhaps easily explained^^wHeii! ybtf consider "the.bunch he
_    ,    i_»V      '___."' --.-■.-*    J    "JJ      '     -/_ - "   *•-* a-- --- ir. -;, .,-=;...- .
has to hold together.
;'»'ii ^
A vote for Ross'is worth a buin cigar and a glass of beer.A 77.. .-.-
. .A.Vote for Da"yidsbh. is a vote for yourself !-^?(Ja_i"you.'measure
value?    A . '-.-.., . 7 t"v ?. s\y'-  «  .'y ■/;?.-."". A A'" '.-"' . .=  .
What a record!
understand..'    .
No wonder he cannot  explain7yYbu  bet 7 we
i * *     -, -■"   *■    v       i
_ The Hon'. "WAR. Ross says he represents all-classes,
be over worked? * . - '■ '"'-.'-.•: -,i.
Won't he
IN the last analysis the only valid argument,is'power.    *We  may
talk as much as we like about justice and injustice, right and
." wrong, but they are but abstract ideas after all. A" /
Without the power to maintain those ideas; or having the power,
" failing to use it, bf what goodare the "mere.ideas, or, what argument
.- are they in themselves?     None whatever.     In case of'.dispute the
v parties'to the dispute always .start talking about right and wrong,
but, when it comes tb a'show-down the strongest side wins evefytinie
and maintains its right by virtue of * its power to do so.-'-   Power .is
right.    It is'^now as" in air time past veiled as it is to some extent:
' l ' ' ' 1 " ■_! -     '
A'The good old-rule, the simple plan,-      <.   -.     ' .7    •
;   ' That thoy may take who have the power,    „     , "-■   y
,A_ J_i.T	
_1 JJ_
'T»HE Socialist Partyis never defeated, and^e'a'ch election'^yteste \o
*','the growing strength of the revolutionary working cias^/ fi\l \>e
ask ih this campaign is that every member of the wprking cl^^be tr^^
to the interests off that class to which he belongs. If the '^\ets b*?
true to their own interests the tampering with'ybters'-lists^^AU aVi\jJ.
the party.politicians nothing.   7, ■ A '"^   ';;• ^ 'S7    ,7'    -   S
The sum,and substance,of the'Socialist platform is to se^^e to r\il
workers the full product of their toil,* and all thoso who df%6xe,\rf
stand against'the demands.of whatjs' only* just and reaso^^W., -jf
you, who'are not pledged-to support, the,, Socialist Party in? "^-.ir -pVo'
gram toihis end, can show us the'folly of our demands we^AVillih^
to listen. On the other, hand we'ask that-you"also give^'Vour §&,
tentioii,-and do a.little thinking on your, own account. 7' ;. *
•-There'are many men in the ranks of the working class /\o baytf
failed to realize that they are of that class:'". They*have.a^'|Hea th^/
are capitalists. * We refer, to,the various officials,in indii^a.l-'C'iijX
cerns; merchants, professional men, clerks, etc."- ."Now^oui. ^finiti^
of a, capitalist, is one who controls the means of production andl>^
so doing has in his hands the power of exploiting those who? f\ye oi\\y
their labor,power for sale Have these meii control'of the Aeans $
production?- They may have an idea'that'one .'day they?/.Hi be^ji
such"a position. ■ . *-, . - •-'..-" , '.- .v     .    ,-.'t .
■We-have in this community many men,who-have the id^tlJat'Ve
are;out to deprive them of their little^'piece'of. property, ti^Vsto^,"
house, lot, or whatever they'hold as the result of stinting t^&welVe!3
with a view to becoming independent. We.are living..m^*"*. con^j'1
tions which necessitate every man looking.to J|_is-own irito^ts,, a^d
whether.or.hot these interests clash with the welfare of societf "ttJatt-aV*?
very little to them so long as it will realize a'monetary co^^erati^ji,
ensuring the security of themselves and''those'dependent ^Vtbe\^..
This "does*not by"any means signify that these methods are ■^■.lioi-.e^*
-.- ^^ f_ii.uu,-iu«y-uiajr_jieet)-\vuu'«ttii7
This may sound brutal, but it's true, and we'must f hid but the truth,
forAYe shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you Free.".
For example:   .We will imagine a strike taking place.    .The men
approach the employers with the usual.arguments of increased cost of
"' living, etc., the necessity, of better working conditions," shorter hours,
or higher'money wages, in all of these or any case after all they are
demanding higher real wages.   . They are endeavoring to get more of
what they produce than formerly.    Of course they ask for more because it would, suit them to get more, quite naturally, and THEY
On the other hand the employers, having opposite interests, have
opposite ideas; if tho workers get moro (rca.-)-wages they will got less
profits, so getting'tbeir ideas from thoir interests, THEY THINK;IT
and togo on to explain how unreasonable the workers arc to ask them,
the state of trade will not permit thorn, and so on.        ? ■ ,
,   In shprt tho workers say higher wages aro right, and the employers
say higher, wages are wrong. ,   •
Whiph IS right?. ' "
We'll see. Wo say a strike takes place. Hero arc two sots of
human' beings, one a small sot, a handful of men—employers; horo
is the other sot, a great mass of workers. Organically thoy aro tho
same forms of life. Yet they maintain opposite ideas of right and
wrong:, Why? „Becauso the small set aro buyers^of labor-power
and tho large Hckscllers of labor-power, the buyers wanting to buy
aheap and tho seller tb sell dear, Thoy have been unable to como to
an agreement at, or ofofct a compromise and the Btrike has taken
place, nnd it lias como to tho reul argument at last, a.trial of strength,
a fight', and in a fight the strongest always wins; and by strongest
is not meant tho strongest in muscular power, nor in numbers, but
whichever side can show tho grcntcst strength for tho particular kind
pf. a fight in which they arc engaged.
Now, a strike is not won by Htrcngth of numbers; numbers are a
wcalchcHH as far u» tho striken-, nro concerned, This is Hhown.by the
eagerness of iho men who aro striking to keep other work op. away
from tlio locality. Nor does it mattor how big nnd husky a lot Ihe
Rtrikors nro, thoir muHCulnr power will not win THIS kind of a fight.
Not forgetting the fact thnt a strike is only u tost of the Htato.of this
labor-power market, thnt, if the market is fnvoruhlo to them tho
Htril.ors will win nnd, if not, thoy will lose. A strike iH in itself a
finniieinl' fight nnd if it suits thorn the employerx cnnyilwnyf. win in
tho long run nnd /surtlly do. Thoy havo moroly to fight tho fight
of a sit down nnd wait.
A (strike is a game of matching the pennies of the MrikerM ngniiiHt
thn dollars of the onpitnlistH, nnd when tho bint cpnt of the strikers
is gone, the capitalists hnvo lots of dollars loft. Incidentnlly, if tho
Htvilcci'H get a littlo troublesome, the uniformed plug-uglies which nro
ut tho dispoRnl of tho bosses, nro used lo shoot nnd club thorn up n bit.
The enpilufiHiH have the moHt pennies, but you hnvo tho most votes.
On tho industrial field your numbcra nro your weakness, on tho poll*
ticnl field your numbers give yon mntchless Htrcngth.
Learn how to use that, strength,
'Villi iiihji.ti.,v of yon nnve i.»ei. .. iiufiiTHi lor your inaMcr«.    You
linvo voted for the Bnmc thing yon struck against.    You havo voted
for the clnss you struck ngnin«t,    You havo fought for your interoslH
on tho field where you nre weakest, nnd voted against your own in-
lerei.tfl on tho field where you nro strongest.    With splendid courage.
with admirable devotion, with wonderful fortitude, you have carried
,,on strikes, you hnvo hung out for long periods, enduring cold nnd
- hunger, eviction from -tomes., and alt kinds oif umery and privation.
you have done thin again and again, and then when y<m havo gone to
the ballot box and it would havo bean ao caay for yon to mark your
ballot in the right place, you hav<» vntwl ngnirmt your own interest*.
Picture a worker going to the ballot box and helping to vote a
capitalist party into power, a pnrty whose fundi are aupplied by hia
and therefore we are disposed to talk- of men -making*-n\_A.y"in. p.*
'legitimate" manner. However;-as we are so* often'reV^decl'"^/'
practicarexperience, it is the exception that proves the vn\e/ Whep
election campaigns are the order of the-day,-if it .were simp|?7# <ju^-
tion of honesty, the Socialist-Party would be successful. ^e lcno^
for-a fact that.-we have to watch those who are^ready and. /Mling^t
all times to return a capitalist candidate by any means. If t\c pflty/
politicians were honest they would be only too willing t0 \g7\e ^jl
public questions for the consideration of" the people withotf* tiny- •(attempt whatsoever to employ underhand methods. . -
,' Our platform should receive the consideration- of all \\d\$t K^H
practical men, and if they believe we are not correct in. Ae sta^d
we take it;is surely up to, them to enlighten us.-1. We,,o£,\ce.*.s'ity
haye..tb appeal to the rank and file of.the workers'as it js ff-Wut^y
upon their intelligence wc must rely; We fear no critic^/* nnd, jji
fact, we invite it. Our platform is a result of the'critic^ tutialy^jfl
of the method of capitalist production and to what ,end it $ tendh.^'
Wo say the natural consequence of thisjipvelopment is the Vope^-
tiye commonwealth, by which, tho labor of each shall ^ for tye
benefit of all.  .                              .  f              ■          ' '
Tho Socialist, candidates are pledged to the interests of t\c gr<\0t
.na'SB of the people—the working men and women-—and thA enm^t
serve them by studying the interests of tho minority whose r,/*jV obj^t
is the accumulation of profit for their own ends. This Writy \»
paying members of the working class to study thoir intere^ nnd jfi
British Columbia their representatives stand on tho CofAj.vntliv'*"
platform. Thoy tell you this platform is a question of dov^b-pmo^,
at what coat to tho workers thoy aro not particularly cone^t-d. .^Jl
thoy ask of you is that you givo a hand in accumulating f \i\t fyr
them, nnd in consideration they will givo you a wage—wb^W'thJs
shall be a living wage depends absolutely upon tho powe>. Tw, ns/ft
clnss, havo behind you in enforcing your demands. Tl\^, ^ntor"Oijt«
of tho capitalists and tho workors nro opposed, and it is for \P\ ro.u.0)i
thnt you must havo representation in tho legislative hj\i^ of l^iH
Suroly you cannot be fooled again, and whon wo ask you. if* support
your OWN OANDIDATE-WM, DAVIDSON-aro we */ uim^
asking you to vote for your own interest".?
, How can you vote for. Ross withsuch a record?    You cannot be a,
party "to such a record."'. .
W. R. 'Ross'sayS)-"'V.ote for your own'material- interests." y*In
btli'ep'Vords hemeans" Vote for Davidson.-.-*'       . *■■-    ' ~
»       -," ,7 '...'.   ^"•.- »^\-.   7 "'   "■i'v:*' " '-'A"   A*
IP elected will the Hon.* Wi R. Ross promise to.-have, the defect in
offe of\the_ entrances to the local'-post? off ice remedied, y A . ?y •'   , "*,
-.  i  '   ■ '-■»."   *.-**','        y.- * *"- *    .  \   ' •.
f McBride'says'that'we have the sacred privilege of striking, and'that
we, have to thank 'the Conservatives, for that, y How kind!,.-; "'->'.' "'-
.'  '•' '        "'     '     "•'-'■■'    ?"•    # - # '?*?..?',' '   -m *.      "7'7 '"     .""""
Jjocal/stationers report a famine- in .red'ink! v Have they used ii
all in the?Ross Go'mmittee.Room's?. ■ Itmust_.be,in great demand.' **
■'','■ • ■'■■ -y- - '*4A '.'/' A' •*^#' •""*'"A : A'v- "A'-" S- 7 . ': !*
yMcBride,- by liis o'wn admission, .is a scab, as he-claims .he" works
more than" eight hours .a day. '■ Still, he looks'pretty-healthy, on it.'
7. Ei_peiienc«d mother* t&y
Zam-Buk is IJeat.'fOT-chil-
dren'« injuriei and skid
tronblel, becaate: .
It is herbal—no pbisonous ,
"mineral coloring.; - * ":-.y 7»
'It iis antiseptic—prevents 7
:cuts and burns taking.the'
?"wrong/way.\ ^ • -. ?■'•' '& *   ■'"   >" -
"■'' It is scwthing-T-cnds pain
'.quickly..   .."--,*. - -.-_, A 'y .■ -•'**
It heals every time. . ;i
■   Just'-as  good lor- grownups..' ".Ay •    -A'   ,.■ •■ -*;-'
■Sold at aU storei^and
druggists; - *l  ^ 7-
=r Nomination day passed off quietly
ou Thursday last. Davidson and sup-
^Pprt^rs were on th-fe scene at the Pro-,
yinclal Court House, b'ut'Ross only,had
one present,""a" flte^warden '.Rdss
himself turned-up just a,s the jjroceed-
ings were oVer. The Returning .'Officer, A.'W, Bleasdell, performed"his
-?dutleB satisfactorily "and-; the quiet
cer-emony passed off without a .'-bitch.
-  * X .'CUTEST. BETTINQ.'      . A*
'" The.field for the pbliUcal,Grand*Na-
tionaCwn'icJi comes 0ff on the 28th of
ners?- "" PaVi'dson nnd. Ross. 7'Their
respective*trainers report their'candidates in good trim, but-news from the*
ConseryatlVe',' stables has 7 leaked out
that.Ross js not feeling In such fine
form/aa,on previon8 occasions. '„
' '".There y is,"' ^however, ' ^ a'*;" ' lack
of Ross(mon-e?.'abbutj and hla support;
ers' do not ieel 'disposed' to put any
n_oney on. The odds are being gradually decreased, and? by the time" the
race js run Davidson is sure to become
favorite. , The Davidson .stable Is out
"with the goods and ^re willing to back
their opinions. \Vhat little Rosa
.money hag been seon was inado at
the following odds: ...' - A
3,to 1 against Davidson, (taken).
jSven money- on Robb' majority being -00. -   - ,
1 to G on Ross losing his deposit.
5 to 1 against. Ross meeting Davidson In a joint debate (offered). ..
As far a0tcnn.lM. gathered eighteen
Bouts will bd contested, hy Socialists;
Blvery Boat ln Vancouver will bo
fouiiht.      S •
The Candidate"
""""''ornlo-oiv'm. DAVIDSON.
Slocan—a. Shilland.
Onmberiand—W.. w. Lofaux.
Fort Goorge—j. ^[cGlnnlfl.
Nelson—Arthur Harrod,
N'owcnBtlo—Pnrker WilllamB,   ,
l3»qu!maUr-Qco. Oliver. .
ftosslonii—Roy Stevens,
f Nqw WoatmlnBlON- — Ray.
Sltoonft'^.Aid. Montgomo-'y.
Vnncouvcr—W. Qonnott, J. Hold, W.
A, Prltclii.nl, J. P. Lord, J McDonald.
It. ■\V. Kosfi did not wish to tnko up too much time on {K pul.ijc
platform with n discnsHion of his stewardship. *
Wm, Davidson, tlio momber-oleot for Fornio Riding, ho^Vcd tyo
CotmorvntivcK of this City by nppenring on the platform ^ vfuc<K\,»y
niffht. Tho npplnuflo with whleh lio woh Rrootcd testified %tf \|io c^fi-
fidonfift tho workero hnvo in thoir e/indiilnto.
Tho Hon, W. R, Rosh snyB, ul hnvo ondonvorod lo tnko n y/M vi^
of thinRfl." (Y-e-Bi) in »pito of tho opposition in tho X\, V). Ifo^o
hoint? HoeinliHtiR ho hn» not mndo n study of thoir othien Ad pi\nu.
This is n question of vital import to tho workers and y*{, \ho %n
who dnims to .represent thoir intorests plendH iRnornnco, \VhAt ft
broad-minded representative! !
come pretty close to losing liis deposit'
"' 7" **' /, MEETINGS-  -." ]'"'"
'   Meetings.will be-addressed by.the
candidate,all along the line during the
coming week. ," TheN.ampalgn started
on Thursday last with a monster meet
ing,\ a report of which-will b« found
op another column.    The pther„ meet-'
ingsso far arranged, are as'follows:   ?
» CoaT^Creek, Friday, March* 15th.
7 Hosmer. Saturday, March 16.v. ,,-,,
n Michel, Sunday, March-17. .
-.Corbln, Monday, March 18.' •.,        .
'A A   "C0MMITTEE8   '"!- S>
n r J   •-l   *
,5 For all lnforniatiori regarding the
coming'elections'apply tor-    T    ...
T*.- ' ^j_- T\»«.U_T» Tr-11 XI .__ ^ L J.—
Miners' Hall.,   "  '"    ' 7A y y
f  Hosmer-^W. Balderstone. * '   *
1' Michel (Old)—Ai'S.- Julian'. -
. Michel (New)—H;.".Elmer.* .7
90rbin—R. Jones. " "   '    >v   ;. ,.   '" ^
, :Coal Creek-T^leo! Knox.'      C "    '.
!...   •." j:j> " ■'.-'• 'i-:v-'. -    .y:   ' .""*   !*
. NEW YORK, March li—The 'anthracite -coal operators and the United
Mlno Workers .alike, professed - last
night unyielding adherence to.tbolr at-,
tltudes concerning the miners', demands. '**. "*" ' ."'; '•**' ?'?," ?
' "Tho situation looks very blue a'nd
the'* Indications point tb'V.fltrlke," declared Prosldont John P. White, of
the minors.. v The oporators. say; positively'that .they will make nb'conces-
sions.'a ' ?!   * ,7 •   ,   ,-
■With tho formal roloctnin of tho mln-.
ora' demand and tho counter-proposition that.tho present ngromont,,which
expires March 31. bo continued for
three years, the operators committee of
ten adjourned this nftornoon until Friday noon. ' Adjournment -Wgs takbn
upon tho roquoBt of the minora' officials, who will moot In the moantlino to
conBld«r tho operators' roply, and plan
their procedure, This, lt is exported,
will bo announced at the Joint mooting
of the minors and tho operators com
mlttoo Friday.
"I cnn say this much," said- Pros!,
dont Whlto, this "afternoon, "wo will
not mako any modifications ln our demands, beyond thflt I-cannot toll what
will happon."
The Hon. Ross is so "broad-minded" thnt he tries to "coV*w CV"*.^*
thing, and tho mino workers will remember how,, ns ndvoe/1^ ./or tpo
O. N. ?. O. C. he "viewed" their interests in tlio Compon8^ion i\ct.
Oh, he suro is "broad-minded." Bat, sny, isn't it nea^/ tjiw'v-'*
had tiomc one who wan i\, tittle 'narrower" in h.H viww^AVft <>tjJX
want to represent our interest"..    SiiYvyt
We arc inclined to believe that the Attorney-Qeneral \j -MbA!.-.?
the most practien! man on tho Conservative platform Jn tfit^ ^rorfi.^
as It .•evident he reali«cs that it Is not capital that is cssen^*. h* U<°
development of the natural resources of this province. On *h**s otjj^r
'•nnd he pointed out that what waa required waa LABOR. ,"
u, M. w. of a,- District 12
support socialist paper
Olio Olilcrigo Soelniist whleh Is doing
Pretty \vol|, found Itsolf In flight torn*-
Horary dlfdaultlos rocently. m tlio
clrctinistnncoB thoy appoaled to tho
UllnoiB District 12 of tho a, m, W. of
A, to tako up somo stock,'and that or-
Rnnliatlon put 93,ODo Into the papor. It
Ir tl)0 Intention of tho Illinois oxocu-
Mvo to ueii tho stock to any of tholr
■flwmboM nt 910.00 ft B.inro, and lt lo
boltoyod thoy will find no difficulty In
ui»fO»<u_> Ut  Utt-Ui. 1.
Tlio garment workers who wont on
strike recently In Katon'« are eonfl-
dont of «hcc«tflii. it Is stated that a
ft«tu.rnl strike of clothing workers In
«v«Jy effort possible W1U bo put forth
to bring the big storo (0 time.
JtsporU /rom all down the lino brine
In ««w« that tho Sectors »r*-rw.llt-
In* lh« Tnllur* of thff r^n'aarvattvn
Pjirty totn»kc cooa.at-d Boss'Rotten
Record stjee he \ttit Into politics.
Ar. "* Motion to "ihe general disorder
th«T grs flocking to tbo Soclalut aUt_«
a\tt*X, and will vot* ««lt4 for DarM-soa.
It fs tbo tt-Bcenius »f opinion smonfsl
all tlrtit-thlcilng people that now will
Wholesale and Retail
.■Barber Shop
rAA " S.noeyonine . .,   y
> 1 .   , n - '■
1 7."      '     '    *    '       ■*■   • . A 1
Billiards and Pool
rt' ' t>       0     1    y1
Coffee and Sandwich
'■-■^ -" --. Counter ;'  "■»"
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i     Victoria Avenue.
FEBNIE, B.C.       Phone 34
STENOanAPHElt—Smart and capablo wants sit. Apply R, ID, D„ offlco
ot this pn^pr.
or for Bolo, West Pernio. Apply this
offlco,    ■ y        °
Dances, undor tho auspltyis of the
Socialist Local, talco place In the basement of tho Minors' Hall tho first Mlo
day in ench vu-ok
A meeting ot the Worklngmnn's Fish
Ing Association will bo held in tho
Minors' Hnll on Sunday momlnnr next
at U o'clock.
A*!'"- Jc-f-ft TTcil"1 *T*_.ir''' • - " '"''"'
Purnws nr«. bnlrtlnp: thMr'"hnp.h^nrf."*
at homo on fttinday next and oxpect
to see tholr many frlonds call round.
POR fiAMB—Three ears nrnf-cTn"
i -"I« *•    nlw   ttnf.    ,.   i _ ,    *a ft a   #     ,     a
■wt**^fc*   V«V»-   *.±+i.i f   y.»^s_.   <v*.r>u   ^   ii,   Wi
Coaldale. ,,! This Is rich stuff wltb
moro roed.nir value for the money thin
any other bay. Will send sample/—
T. W .Dike, Goaldato, Alts.
News hit* been received from Enf-
Isnd that Mr. J. W, Bennett, wbo Is
well-known to our readers, met with a
alleht Accident, After delivering a
lecture tie waa steppln* off tbe pisiform when be fell gad tajtu*! Ug
back, . It ts understood that alttoucu
Mr Bennett Is confined to his bed. no
sertoiis complications are anticipated,
shert notice.
Looking at Property
in not an easy taslc, and that
is why. we suggest your allowing us to find you such
''real estato ns you desire.
Jjist toll us what kind of
An Investment
you sook. Pqrehnnco our list"
docs not contain a suit ablo
property,' wo will search until
wo find you something.
You'll mnko no mistake,
but you will snvo monoy by
dealing with us.        ...     .-
8ol« Affont for F«.rnl*»
Eiko, B. C.
As I am continuing my ute husband's business, I would ask for the
continued pstirnace ot all old custom-
'ers, and rejpectfully solicit tbe trad-*
of all.
Best of Rigs and Horses
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.;"ji[T0HJr Pock,; assistant' at Pl;7-Burni_'.
y butcher Bhop,. has been in the" Lille?
; shop.for,.the? last.,week.r..7HlaL place,
- here was takenhy'Us'b'roUwr,7VensU.-
'\ Mr.';* W. "Simpson, who was•; master
* mechanic. In connpctioi. wlth"the. mine,
for some time previous to his trip' to'
* England returned tb'his home in Frank
. the-latter part of last-week. A ?-, *"_ , ;
, 'i G. "Llnconi,-who*has.been in Frank
'several *yeafBetook a'trip-to hip home
■* in Italy during the winter, and arrived
back in, Frank 'oh Monday morning
last. ..His wife and family will follow
,whpn he gets BetUedA '  '   -v.
yy Several of the young meri of* Frank
* were but of "town on Sunday laBt. * W.
Scott and R. McGowan .were-'at South
. Fork, while D. McKay and B." Acheson
7 spent, the day, seeing.the-sights in
.'."Lethbridge.    -. 0   .. ..,..._ ■ 7 A
-*yOn "Wednesday'-morning. Mr. Dubai*
v- "where*; he intends-to-make? his home.
,\Mr. Dubar has been a citizen of Frank'
;■ for some time. .. At flyst he occupied
^ the position'of book-keeper at "the San:
1 atorlu'm^/and later" the same position
.In connection: with" the.;Frank -Wine,
, (and"; "Liquor Co. * '   •'
,."   L. Miller,5who has been running the
^restaurant In town, ? haa closed down
', his place of-business' arid moved to
; Blairmore.   A    -. 7    -\ 5
' ";'Mlss Murray.-slster of Mr. J. Murray
(C.P.R;-agent"In'town);.came tip from
•7tl_e .States and spent a few days with
y,her brother,   A       .,"'■"'    "<     - l.
-. , Messrs; ,Donkln. and Mike Murphy
'• expect.to move, their homes to Blair-'
;more the beginning of next-month.   '■-'
:    That sotae.of the men who have
moved, from this camp to Pocohohtas
■   'are- getting along ,well Is shown by
.the,fact .that they have sent for, their
'wives'and families to'go. up and join
them there.*'   In the-meantime   they.
!are preparing homes for them. The fol-
l lowing will be leavlng.ln a week or so:
.Mrs. David Steeve-and family, Mrs:
. .Chambers and family, Mrs. Nicol arid
,' family, also Mrs.Carruthes and family.
"..These families are amongst the oldest
inhabitants-of the.town, and will be
'.   missed by those who-are left, behind.
v * ** A special^meeting of.the union waB'
'held, on Sunday laBt In, the'Miners'
Hall at 7 .o'clock.,, Board *' Member
Hyslop,' from Coleman, being present.
* The, question to be ^considered was
ywhich doctor they should pay,.asvthere
?i was some dissension among' the" mem-'
** bers.    After a;ithorough' discussion It
was decided'to support Dr,  McKay
as an agreement ls In existence to that
effect. *      ,       '    '-''"      ~ fl
*'   -Mr and" Mrs. H. C Moore, Mr. and
Mrs,;?H. .P.-Cleorihiie, and ,M{BB:BalU
met with 'aa accident last Friday night
on theirTway to.Hillcrest,'crossing the
Frank ; elide; ^when^aU- were thrown
from' the^ rig?"; ' None' were seriously'
hurt, and all; were' able.to continue
their Journey and enjoy a card paS-ty
afterwards."-",,■,-_, "/-'• --,•'"* "";, ' SA"
The Report of.the Government on the
..' A':'" - .;J Mountain'*. '-r-y .-'-.. r>7;":
, All oyer, the world today questions
of great,Importance are*being'asked.
Who will be the next President of the,
United States? Will Ireland get Home
Rule? arid what will'be the end of the
British coal miners'' strike? , But
none, of these occupy the thoughts of
the residents of. Frank just "now. The
question thai; Is asked and which no
one as yet seems capable ,of answering is: "What'effect will the Government, report that .Turtle Mountain is
dangerous have on the town?' *
Last autumn a report was spread in
the newspapers that the mountain was
liable to, topple over and destroy the
town.,. This was __ based on .Prof.
Brock's -annual report. Ab a result of
this report'the town ■ arid" coal ■ com-'
pany, working together,'' chose *a 'dele;'
gatlon which consisted of "Messrs. A.
Muller, H.C. Moore and,H. Murphy,,
all. of, Frank. •.This'delegation went
to Ottawa, and asked.the government
to appoint a commission of coinpeterit
men to examine the mountain and report-their findings to the town. The
government acted accordingly," and ap-
polnted'the following as their" commls-,
sion," W7g.'.Miller, Ontario, geological
"expert;" Prof. R.* A? Daly,,of Boston,
and G. SA Rice, U..S., "coal expert, who
landed here on Oct, 3rd and commenced their investigation,^ which, lasted
for^nearly two weeks.. ,    '       ,'
■ The end of last-week brought tlielr
report, which, states that the mountain ls apt to ^topple over at any time,
though there.seems" to be^no danger
hi. the.near future; "and that the
town Is unsafe, where It now stands.
'. The report-is well got out."a"hd"_s accompanied ■ by maps,'showing the _.unsafe part of tho' towri which practically, covers the whole thing exce'-pt the
Rocky Mountain Sanatorium,'the'shaft
of the Coal\Co; and the"rbuildlngs in
connection .with-it, and a few cottages
"at-that end, also a few houses at the
opposite end next the old slide.
■? Considerable '■ excitement7. reiened
after the -"report, was .received, but
everybody'is facing the\facts; of. the
case bravely..- No ■ steps" have been
taken by tho council'or Government
yet; so everything .goes, on?just; as
usual. The iriine^is working.as.be-
fore.too, even though the report condemns the present opening tb-the.old
mine.'» .- y      . . ■ -
, This is a hard knock on property,
owners iri Frank,'as it reduces'its
worth - to practically ■ nil/and - also is
hard on the business men?-who?have,
been looking forward toi the,,improvement' of,business to recover from tSe
loss of business caused by the continued Btrike.of last year..""It is still harder on .the working meri.wbo*ln order,
to' avoid paying rents" put "ali they
could, scrape together to "'build themselves-a little home that "they could
cail their own, and" now. after .'six- or
seven years' saving arid Industry to
have to leave that home? Is no joke,
and in Frank there' are a great number of men.who have don* such.: On
tlie, other hand those who have_only a
rented :house can "move".away- arid
scarcely feel it financially, and even
though we may be allowed-by the government to go on here as before If we
choose, unless > something is done to
the mountain, peak to get its .fear out
of'the heart of strangers, tbe towri will
not he a success from a business stand
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• HOSMER  NOTES.  '"".•■. ♦
♦   A    By "AntlbillroMer."     ,   .♦.
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At a men's undenominational meeting held.on Sunday evening last the
speakers were W.- Minton arid SH. P.
Nerwich. ' The subject for discussion
'was the support of Wm. Davidson, the
Socialist' candidate for. Fernie Riding.
,A St. Patrick's Ball will be held, in'
the Opera House on Monday,-March
18, urider. the ausplces'-of the, Ladies'
Altar Society; , The proceeds are*for
the Catholic Church Building Fund.'
' Mr and Mrs. F. N. Collins, of Plncher
City, Alta., were paying a-visit to Mr.
and Mrs.-R? Gourlay on Sunday last.
. Are you on the voters', list? Make
sure; ask any of the Local Officers,
they will be ^pleased to inform you.
W. Balderstone is the commissioner
for taking affidavits?
. The Socialist Party of Canada are
forming a local in Hosmer, and we understand the organizer' and two stenographers were .very -busy ^enrolling
We understand- on ;good "authority
that the school trustees have fired the
cleaner'of the schools and given a
Chink the job-^-a Chink mind. "We'll
have Chinese school teachers next. Tbe
late caretaker is aAwjdow,_and;__her,
a guessing competition on,the election. ; ■- ":^7'V -   .-*■.;
Born, on Sunday last, to Mr and Mrs
Dominick Cori'nettl,,"a"aaug_*.er.   J
On Tuesday at the Opera House picture show the boyB? got'1.tlit straight
goods,.the-Wolgast;and Moran fight
waBShowm.      *
Mrs. Mike Robinson and family,lot
Cowley? Alta?, are paying it, visit t*
friends in Hosmer this week,' * ?
;"Wm. Davidson, the representative
for the workers will address a meeting here on Saturday" evening itf the
Opera House. , A big,cro'wd la expect-
d and the member-elect will, no doubt,
receive a rousing welcome,.* -
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husband was killed in the .Coal Creek
explosion.'. The income she derived
from the cleaning.of the school combined' with whafc>she receives from the
C. N. P. C. p. helped to keep her and
family. Messrs.' School Trustees, don't
you think It'S/risky? ' Look'what they
have done InChiria (the oldest monarchy In the world, is . a thing of the
past).     r ■ 7    "
AOne prominent, tradesman is having
. Plante — Johnston
.A very pretty wedding vas, solemnized in the Institutional Church, Coleman, when'Rev. T. M, Murray, united
in marriage Joseph Plante and. Miss
Mable EUInor,Johnstone. .-The bride,
wno Is the daughter of Mr and Mrs. J.
Johnston, was prettily dressed in pure
white, and carried a bouquet of orange
blossoms. - She was attended by her
sister. Miss.Maud'Johnston,1 and the
groom by Mr. Panekinnon., After the
ceremony-- the happy couple .went to
the house of the' bride's father, where
they'sat down to the wedding supper
in company,*with a:number of friends.
After this the. groom gave a dance lri
the Eagles'. Hall, and all voted a good
time. ^The popularity of the..happy
couple is attested to, by the large array
of presents received by the bride, and,
also by/the large crowd that completely filled the church during the ceremony. -.'.-
We are glad :to see by tho Calgary
News' Telegram that our old .friend
John McLeod, formerly of Sydney, N.
S., has taken' unto himself a helpmate.
We all wish John-and his bride every
happiness arid shall be pleased to welcome them- in Coleman.     -    -
,The mines are working full blast
here, and-there seems to be plenty'of
cars to supply the demand.   '.'      ' ,    .
The Polmatler Sisters played here
on the 7th of this month to a large audience^ and "every one was. well satisfied, .as they gave some very-classic
The Coleman Men's Store
Of Quality and Good Values
Men's Silk Ties
Wo have tho "rie^vost in Ties, large
assortment- to ^choose from, prices from
,.      35oto75o
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Men's fine negligee shirts
"Tooko's" woll onown shirts are hero
ih abtindanco. Tho best selection, ovor
shown horo, sizos 14 to 171, prices    •
$1.25 to2'50
Miner's Boots
v7 Men's nailed blucher boots, suchv
well known makos as' J)ayfoot's and
Lockio's, prices from $2.75 to 5.25
music.    -7-     . -       " *      -   y
There'is.a^ig force of carpenters at'
work'on the Grand Union Hotel building a large extension to same, which/
we understand is to be used as a pool
rooriyand Bowling alley. Coleman is
certainly boomlng-ln that lino of. business. .'.   .  >.-     "_ ■'.
The. stork visited the home of
Mr and Mrs. Charles Dunlop on Mar.
7th and left a* bouncing big daughter.
Mother and child aro both doing well.
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♦ ■ ... By "Concertina Joe."'        ♦
with this union and they all clap their
hands to the boss and make him a
hero andi few more 6hots at him. Then
hVrblls-outdrlnk'with the big laugh.
Oh, you sucker! I-poisoned your
mind* against ihe union that's after me
all the time, to? keep me in my place,
arid stop me from having a free hamd
arid crush and make a good fellow of
myself with'the company, and have ail
of you bow down_to worship me when
walking amongst you. '
Wake up, Mr. Workingman, of Belle-- \
vue, and all surrounding camps as wsfl,
attend the meetings of your union and.
shake-the'dust and'try to do a little
yourBelf, even ,* if lt Is only by your
presence for two hours "once a week
in the union meetings.    ■
An ambulance class was started here
last week with "Allan Rose, M.D., ae
lristructor, and lecturer; John Brown,
general manager, honorary president;
J. S.1 Rulsley, superintendent, honorary, vice-president; Thomas Taylor,
president; J. 0 Jones, secretary. A
meeting of the class will be held la
Miners' Hall every Friday, 7.80 p.m.',
when everybody is welcome to join.,.
Mr.. George Banborough's home was
visited by the stork with-'a girl. Mother arid daughter are, doing well.
P. J. Smith, coal company's accountant, gave a party Friday night. . -A
nice and enjoyable time was spent by
all;     * .;.-■_
Mrs. Daye?and Mrs.' Archer were
Coleman visitors Sunday, looking up
old acquaintances.
■ The boys are making every preparation ■ to decorate the h'all with evergreens; and'banners to represent Ireland's patron saint for the dance on
Monday night, March 18th, given by
His. Serene. and Royal Highness-the
Duke - of. Cunningham. ■_ A splendid
orchestra has been hired. Several
new dance„s will be on the programme,-
including' inoonlight "dances and the
much talked of "Turkey Trot,"* Can-
Can (French),?"Bunny Hug,"'"Grizzly Bear';. ,'(hug?), 0etc. A practice
dance of all these new dances will be
held in' the"hall, Saturday night, from
8 till 12. .Admission, 50c. 'This will
enable those'that are not acquainted
with these dances to have a chance to
learp,before-the swell affair on Monday night.-.-Everybody is welcome-
Boys of Blairmore, Coleman, Bellevue
and Frank take notice. .., Admiaslnn..
Monday;night, gents, $1.00; ladle's.-
free.4,   ■.'    -;   ■-*.
Victor Silva.met,with a slight accident last' week, but Is improving fine
arid will be able to. resume woik again
shdrtlj*1,'   "*-'"; '
T The Rocky Mountain .
At the Famous Sulphur Springs
FRANK, Alta.
Fitted throughout with every modern convenience
The Frank Wine & Spirit Co.
Wholesale Dealers in '   *
Wines, Liquors and
CIGARS       7:\.  '"
- , 'Phone 83, Frank, Alta. . -   ,     .
Hardware and Furniture
,.   We have the largestahd most up-to-date
Hardware and Furniture Stock
in the Pass.    Everything in
Stoves and Ranges Furniture
Granite & Enamelware      Carpets and' Rugs0
Plumbing and Heating.      Special Attention to Mail Orders
Crow's Nest Pass Hardware Co., Limited
Phone 7     " FRAN K,  Alta.     P. O. Box 90
Men's Suits
If you want a now suit for Easter,
lotus take your measure now and got a
suit that will FIT you and guaranteed
to,givo you satisfaction, prices $18.00 up
Mon'8 Furnishings, Boots and 8hoos
8uccossors to A. J. Whlto & Co.
SSS. Cooperative, Coleman £_
For   Men   and   Youths
Everything now. noady-Mnflo Suits, Shirts, Collrtrs.^TICB, lints, Cmm, SLATER SHOES. Tbo uoal ot certainty. liUCKIM nnd AMHERST MINIS SHOH3. Suits to ordor from $18,00. Ordor now for Uantor dollvory—
ART TAILORING CO.    Tbe Watch that mado tho dollar famouv, INQGRBOLt-, $1.00 and $1.25.
it'or" Women  and   Misses
Now Dtohh Qoodn nrrlvlng dally.  An oxcollent rango of patterns nnd trimmings.    120 Pieces of finest Knslldi ]
(Prints; ovory yard gunrantoed; buyors of thoso aro dollghtod; 7 yards. 90c.8t« them, 60 PL'oces finest Canadian |
Prints, vory spoclal, 9 yards for 00c. • all regulnr 16e. prints; get somo.  OALATEAS, DIMITY, MUSLIN, VOl*
I LES, P1QUB, DELAIN8, ovory kind of nowost Wash Goods fot Ladlou andChlld^on's Dresso* from 10o, por yard..
, Watsta In Linon, Embroidery, Cambric, "Not nnd Silk, 75c. to $9.00.  Beautiful Bonnets for raliMs and babys.
Rain Cohta, Drossos, Pianoforos, Overalls, Klmoniis.     Boys' and Girls' strong school Shoos, best yot. 11.28.
..Nov Unos *ud Floor Coverings from 40c. por aquaro yard.    Lovely Carpet Squares, woven all In one ploco,
Rags, Mats, Matting. •
Very Special—3 lbs. Tia for 50cts.
Monday and Tnetday, March lt ai|d !J, to ovory purchaser of $"..00 or. over DRY GOODS or SHOES, will sell a
3 pound seated box of Tea direct from tho garden, peeked In Ceylon, usual $1.25, at 80c for three peuntfs,
o roar vuraal $1.60 at 76c. for the three pounds. One package to each customer only at these prices. You'll
alway suse It afterwards.
OONT FORGET-THE STORE IS OWNED OV THE PEOPLE,   racing the Bank, Colenan.     V
Roland Archer Is back again in town
and working in Bollovuo. "
James Burke nnd a fow frlonds vlsltod HUlcrost last Sunday.from Bellevue, with tho intention, of attending
our union mooting,   'Thoy roport that
it is Impossible to got a quorum to
hold a mooting at Bollovuo.   Oh, you
union mon of Bollovuo that havo como
thoro slnco tho strike, why not help
tho fow old martyrs loft thoro and
put your presence In tho union meetings, and try and hoop tho conditions
in that camp at loast ob good as you
found thorn; as most of you havo,loft
othor campB on account tb&t thoy woro
no good,    Is It your Intentions to put
this littlo camp down to tho samo
level ub tho camps you loft; or Is it nn
nccount thnt most of you nro making
protty good wages nnd aro Beared that
tho bossos wll Isoo you going to tho
union mootlngs?     Tho pooplo that'
woro thoro before you and linvo kept
tho condition fnvornblo to you hnvo
dono It through looking nftor tholr In.
forests by attending tho  union meetings, dlBCUSRlng tholr   various   grievance and fighting thorn through tho
propor channels,    Talco n lumblo to
yourself nnd nttond tho moollngn nnd
fcot others to do tlio snmo no thptt you
will bo ablo to nny, "I hnvo tried to
Improve tho conditions of my fellow
mnn, nnd trlod to loavo tho world
bottor thnn whnt   I   found It, and
stopped sucking when I left my mother's breast."    And whon you como to
tho ond of your Journey you will bo
nblo tolook ovory working man In tho
fnce nnd sny "I linvo trlort nlwayu lo bo
n mnn."     And wlien you nro gono
thoy won't bo ablo to say tlio samo as
New Michel General Merchandise Co.
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There Is, a vast improvement as regards work at the mines this month,
so far, and with the'clearing up of
tho weather tljo contractors of tho city
are getting busy and are on tlio lookout for mon today. One contractor
started a few of our boys on Thursday morning, and what with tho rnn-
choro pulling out to thoir farms it will,
eventually euro matters for tho old and
stoady, hands, at the minoB.
Many mombors of Local' 674 nro
watching nnd waiting for tho turn of
tho wheel In Fernie on tho 28th, and
being unable at this time to take nny
active pnrt in tho hoped for success
of tho workman's candldato, but to
let our follow workors know that wo
aro in oarnost wo donated our mite towards same, and only wished times
wore bettor so that all the different
unions could havo lent tholr assistance financially.
' Tho bus Benson Is at hand, and It
Is timo tho dltforont unions woro got-
ting tholr houso In ordor ns lt Booms
thnt In the fall of tho season tho majority of thorn rolax tholr offorln nnd
thoy grndually fnil away In membership, until, ns fnr ns I cnn lonrn, a good
numboi; of thorn nro nearly out of ox-
iBtonco.    Tholr organizer,   Mr.   Jnn.
Ritchie, doubtlosH dooH his best, but
lie neithor gots tho asnlntnnco nor the
oncouragomont ho ought to got from
tho different executives of tho various
unions,  To-night (Wednofldny) lu the
Minors' Hnll, ho Ih hnvlug n meeting
of tho laundry workors.    It In n ciiho
of reorganizing ngnln whoro (hero ivnn
onco n good union sh^p, nnd only on
tlio threat of losing the Inhel, mu! bad
conditions, can bring thorn hack to
blm.    Whnt np erroneous Idea sumo
peoplo scorn to got, thnt Is when tliey
hnvo got tholr union to boneflt tn n
certain extent,   "Ob, (hey can do no
more for tin; so wo will pny'no more,"
But after n tlmo; yes, nnd n vory
.,   , Importers of.
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; and Dealers in ^
Domestic Groceries
Agents for Steamship Companies. New Michel, B.C.
McLean, the stork visiting his home
too and left behind a bonny baby girl:
Chnrles Smith, shift boss at Royal
Colllorlos, was the victim of .fl bad accident on Monday, when ho got his
leg broken. Ho .was taken to Leth-
brldgo Hospital to undergo an operation;
Our timekeeper, P; H.  Davis has'
been appointed  a' commissioner  to
tako affidavits. -
With tho slack times tho boys aro
turning thoir energies to football. They
nro out with tlio bal lnt nil hours of
the day. Wo sure havo some star
Charlie Garner, I. B. M., was ln
camp this wook. Wo are nil sorry to
lose his serviccB'nB I. B. M.: ho sure
was a good ono to look aftor any disputes, otc. Wo wish him ovory buc-
cosh In IiIh now walk of llfo.
Wo nro ■ glad to sec thnt there is
moro Hpace allowed In tho Lodger for
our foreign brothers, consequently
th aro Inking far moro Interest In
tlio paper nnd dolngH throughout lho
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..pro "Tie v.nf. only n m.rkfr: *hp nrpil'll. "hr.. rctvlhr- Ihry rnnflr n mV'Inke
to enrry expensive prononls to tho
boss, and tho boss saying aftor you
aro gono to his Intimate friends, he
used lo glvo door bonds, hoar skins,
and wine for my wlfo. On opening
tbo door on Sunday morning the faithful sucker has boon here during tho
night and left tho booio on tny doorstep. Alto, thoy filled my holly wltb
booxo so as to give cour«_o to tneto
run down thoir off icon In the, union.
Look the good tlmo they are^ having and tbo good clothes snd tho lots
of money. He has properly all over
the world and also $100.60 .bare l» a
real mine that Is pretty Mir making
blm • millionaire, and I know everything that's going on In your i»«etlng.
Don't he foolish, to hare nothing to do
It Ib llko tlio nnrrow nnd righteous
wny. unions persevered In you slip off
nnd speedily, you find yourself on the
down grndo to perdition.    Wo hope
tl.'?,   r,flpljl*«   4VI„  ..-«.--   *»-)- J':,,-}' li
will bo a lesson to othors in tho city.
A meeting Is advortlsod for Thursday night this week In tho Minors'
Hall to be addressed by 3. R. flmlth on
tho lnbor problem, whon wo hope to
see all tho boya there.
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Hearty congratulations   to   worthy
President, Thoa. Longworth, on the ad-
wit of a aati and heir.   Also to Bro,
4fr ♦
A liiiNl-et. social wns hold lu nld of
the Methodist Church, on Tuesdny,
Mnrch Iiih, nl 8 o'clock. Tho chnlr
wim tnkon by tbo llov. W. II. Irwin. A
nlinrt iirogrnintno wns gone through,
which consisted of rjunrletto hy four
of tlio rnombon. or tho hnnd, cornels.
Mr. floorge Goodwin and "Muster W.
Goodwin; trombone. Mr. Lutha Goodwill tenor, Mr. Watts Goodwin;
flkoleli, ontltlod, "MIbh Klrkland|s
Monoy." Chnrnctois wero tnkon by
Mrs, Prod Tadget, Pnvlrt Hullon, Geo,
OhrlnlM nnd Arnold Vnrloy. Itocltn-
tion,H by Miss nodgers nnd V. Pngot.
Indlp. were nitfUnnft. off Vy M«\ II.
Chnppoll. The prl"/e for tno mw-t
original wns won by Miss IViby Irwin
and the prltio for the pretties, by Mis.
J, II, Itudd.    Tho toial amount renllz-
ly a j*
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Tho cold weather hns Improved conditions around Tabor. The Canada
West has about 70 men on development work, getting throo or four days __
a weok. Tbo mine hoists about two"
or three box cars ench day. As there
Is a lot of brushing bolng done this
loaves about tv/o nnd three hundred
-mine cars to hoist. The management
figure on doing all tholr ..evolopmont
work and brushing during tho summer. 1 This will give moro work to the
mon who Btny in camp, and In tlio
busy season allow thorn^ho ubo of nil
the care for c6al. Previously, during tho winter, they hoisted fully ono
third rock,
C. M. ODricn Ib going to speak In
Taber on Saturday, March 16th, Wo
expect to see a full bouse on that oc
Board member L. Mooro ww. In Tabor on business last week. Hn took
up tbo enso of tho newcomers in tho
big mlno. This Ib expected to bo
settled In a fow days.
Hnd Jones hns brought n team of
liorwiH nnd Is going to start farming.
Dud hns been fire boss on the night
shift nt tho big mine for tbo last four
yonrH. Mo wnH pit boss nt tho Ilo-
llniie.' when Hint colliery wnH running.
He look np n pre-emption nnd homo-
st.-iid ul (Ir.iHHy Lnlio nomo yonrH ngo,
und ns ho Ik getting ohl ho ihlnkH llfo
on tlie farm would suit him hotter.
Good luck, Dud, wo hnpo you wilt got
taller pi Ico for your grain than thoy
nro gulling Juki now, for if you don't
you will soon ho back to lho mines.
Mil Blnek hnH returned to Tnbor
after a year In B. C, Bill wn Hwork-
Ing on n fruit rutifli for Mayor Douglas
but tho qulot llfo didn't ngroo with
i.uii,   _m_   UU   lu   (Iiu     JMUl.O|H)lib     I Of
Harry Brooks'nnd Bill Hodge havo
got n Job farming wlrent for K. 11.
Tnlntor. Those fellows don't have to
do llko the poor homestondorn.   noil
Taltitor buys whom for nbout forty
conts   a   bushel.    Aftor running It
A prise fight Is to take place In tho
Soclnllst Hall on Monday night bol-    	
ween Young Morris (of Bellevue), and through the fanning mill It will likely
Hard Granger, formerly middle-weight
champion of Nottingham. England.
On Sunday Mar. 3rd, It was refluent-
double the prlco.    Oh, no, tho farmers
in this country don't got skinned any.
Illelly'a now hotel Is going up In
ed that tho jmrstor should prcACh on 'great shape.  When finished It will bf
tho mbject of "The Poor ye hnvo al-jthe best In town.
way* with you." The pastor decided to spilt the r.ubj*ct Into three sermons, The aenrion last Sunday was
"The Cause of Poverty." Next Sunday's subject, "Tbe effect of poverty."
and the last rubject for Sunday. Mar.
21th. "The cur* for poverty."
Tbe T»lx*r Chefs nre touring Man'-
toba and Saskatchewan. Tbey art-
In Winnipeg this week.
Arrived at the home of Bernard Nf
gent, on Saturday. March 2nd, a aoi_
No; this Is not an after effect of th*
Uttike.   Good luck to you. _&'_<-
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Six Years' Socialist Vote  y 7
The following tabie gives the voting
strength of Socialism in away* lo enable the reader to make his own comparisons and watch the growth.- However, in 1910 vote is not complete in
.all states, especially in the South, accounting for apparant decreases there
that are not real.' Neither Is the vote
of the Socialist Labor Party given.
Perhaps a" word of explanation relative to that party °is proper here. It
was the original organization, tho split
coming purely over matters of tactics?
especially relating to unionism.* Since
the* Socialist Party has come into existence the Socialist Labor Party has
"decreased, while the Socialist Party
has increased in strength, the latter
being more in accord with international tactics. Inquiries have been made
why in Wisconsin the Socialist Party
is called Social-Democratic party. The
reason is purely' local, in nature, it
being a part of the Socialist Party,
In Minnesota the law has compelled
Socialists to assume the name of
1 Public Ownership Party, but it Ib the'
Socialist Party nevertheless.'' "*,;
Following.i3 the. vote of-the Social-.
.1st Party T>"y states:
States 1904.    ,,1908     -1910
Alabama  ...     853       1,415      ,i;683
Arizona     1..304
Arkansas  1,816
California  29,533
Colorado  ,4,304
Connecticut  .. 4,543
Delware   .....     146
Florida     2,337
Georgia      197
Idaho    4,934
Illinois    69,225
Indiana    12,013
Iowa\ 14,847
Utah .■*.
Vermont ...
Virginia' -_ .*.
,. 5.767 ""
,". . 844 -
.     218
West Virginia 1,572
Wisconsin'?... 28,220
Wyoming   1,077
-<■_- 4,889
- 820.
" - 8,152
__j-___ntt WH-TPTUj
Totals ....408,300   449,379 "607,674
PARTY CONSIST OF?"       -'*■
.-.     -     '   IS   ANSWERED
Kansas ...
Maine ...
Maryland .
,. 3,6z2
. - 995
. 2,106
.' 2,247
.Massachusetts 13,604
Michigan'... 7.7 8,941'"
> Minnesota'..-.-.11,692
Mississippi ...   .393
Missouri    13,009
Montana  ..... 5,676-
Nebraska     7_4_1_2_.,
3,837 -
- 587
' 2,515
'' 1,051
The charge that the Socialist are" a
lot of "ignorant, foreigners".is.nailed
by the following statistics given out'
by the national office.of ,the Socialist
party: *    ". ,     •
As to. nationality—American born,
71.per.cent; German birth," 8V_;'English, 4; Finnish, 2- Scandanavlari, /5;
Austrian, %; other nationalities, 9.'
As to occupations—Laborers, 20 per
cent; craftsmen,- 41; transportation
workers, 5; farmers, 17; commerce, 9;
professional, .5; housewives, 3. ,
. As to previous politics—Republicans
35'per' cent; Democrats, 40; Populists," 15; Independents, 6; Prohibition?
ist, 4. *
■ .Factors which changed them—Periodicals, - 39 per cent; books, 13; leaflets, 4; street meetings, 8;'lectures, 7;
discussion, 19; study, 10.     '
The number of dues' paying members is as fellows: 1903,'15,975 ; 1904,
20,763; 1905, 23,327; 1906, 26,784; 1907,
29,270; 1908, 41,751; 1909, 41,449; .1911
j^     TO RO NTO - O H%
• _ •    ."•   ■ -v~-.£ _-.;-vt-V:i?-^_-
-<r     IA""-?"' .•r'"llI':'p>-i'J>J|-:
N.- Hampshire
New Jersey ..
New Mexico ..
New York ....36,883
North Carolina 124
North Dakota .2,017
Ohio 36,260
Oklahoma   4,443
Oregon  7,651
'Pennsylvania .21,863
Rhode Island.. 956
Rhode Island ....
South Carolina 22,
South Dakota^. 3,138
Tennessee .... 1,354
Texas   ...".,..r2,791
2,103" ■
..   4.ew,
PARIS, March 12.—The French* miners began a 24-hour strike yesterday:  -"
It is intended merely as a demonstra
tion and the men "will return to work
to-morrow. They,want an eight-hour*
day, a minimum wage and a definite
guarantee of a daily pension when
they;cease to work at the age"'of'40.
The greatest number of the men remained away from work. Regiments
in." all the mining districts-were confined to barracks,-but no disturbances
nrnnrrpri ' .   ■'       .  n   \    .  .   .   -
(Do you want any, better illustration of what the labor world Is "thinking about;" do"you.want,any hetter
topic to engage an- anti-Socialist
upon, ye -workers? Quit trying to
peddle philosophy, and get right down
to the "facts" of today—that is your,,
mission; that is Socialism. We are
in tho fight, and all negotiations are
off;.we have to make a bold charge.
Educate we can nnd will, and thon
you philosophers will be useful-until
then, please piny 'possum.—Ed.)
Of the 90,000,000 Inhabitants of the
United States, 200,000—or one in 450
—are In Insane asylums.
In a book published a few years
ago, "A! Century of Political Development,"- by Mr. Hector Macpherson,
there occurs the following passage
dealing with industrial unrest which,'
in view of current" events, is positively
prophetic: "Let the* capitalist class-
take ' warning.' Unless they " give
greater'prominence to their duties and
be less anxious about their rights they
will find themselves face'to" face'with
a revolution—an economic revolution.
It .will he bloodless; it-will-be, fought
with, political weapons; but'before it-
is over it will, shake the industrial
world to its foundations."    ;;•-. '"" y  .
■" Fortified' by their political' ' influence, the miners are making a bold
stand for an elementary right which
the coal owners long ago, ought to
have conceded.' Their obstinate refusal, their determination to prolong
the" day ,of economic' tyranny, haB
brought the nation to the edge' of an,
industrial catastrophe, which may culminate in -revolution.' It -Cannot be
said that the demands of the men are
unreasonable.  •
,They; ask the recognition of tbe
minimum wage. - As matters stand,
the 'miner's income" is.an uncertain
and .fluctuating .quantity, and frequently- sinks below the subsistence
point. A The, work of the miner Is
certainly ,-uncertain. enough, without
there being added uncertainty of reward, y We hear much today of the
importance 'of the coal industry. _. We
are told that upon'it hangs the entire'
industry." and commerce of the nation.
In that case surely common sense dictates that the men who are engaged
not be treated as serfs, should not be
driven to* work underground in conditions harassing and depressing with:
out adequate financial recognition.
The days of Industrial .slavery* are
suppose dto be over. The workers
have got political independence, but
the,coal owners-are bent upon .keeping them in a state of economic dependence. Why their horses, thoy
treat hetter than Jhelr men.   ,
Is it surprlsing'that with better education, higher social aspirations, and
equipped. with political power, the
workers are determined no longer to
remain hewers of wood and drawers of
water to tho,favored few who live
Spring Styles
in hundreds of richy elegant patterns,
imported exclusively by Wt-Reiorm.
Many exceptionally handsome Suits
and Overcoats at $18, $20, $22.
luxuriously on; profits'- wrung out; of
underpaid-labor? ' Tlie assertion tliat
Capital cannot bear the extra cost .implied in the minimum wage'will,not
bear   a  moment's  examination. -    It
Is .unfortunate for the attempts of'the
coal owners to hoodwink the public,
that the .newspapers give publicity to
their profits." Thus we have the state-
ment'that at_a;_heeting the other day
of* one colliery; company, the- profits
were some,£60,000, allowing a'"forth-,
er" distribution; - after   debiting -* all
charges, at the rate of ten per cent.,
besides-writing.-off £7,000 for depreciation. , Much, higher profits than this
are'recorded in the "colliery world, but
even'this "shows1 that .the owners are
perfectly able-to' concede   the ■ very
modest demands of the'meh without in,
the least degree making them curtail
any ..item in their luxurious, style of
living, v If Dives thinks that in a Democratic "age Lazarus will be content
humbly to f accept the crumbs which
fall from the. banqueting, table of, luxury, he is mightily mistaken. •, Lazarus now stands erect and demands.as
a right what Dives'has haughtily refused.',   It'.is'1 altogether absurd,to suppose that"' Labor, now that- it has a
voice in Parliament, will, submit-.to .be
trampled tmderioot by a dictatorial,,
greedy "Capitalism.  * The  Capitalist
class are .-constantly groaning "at the
increasing interference of Government"
in Labor matters.    They sigh for., the
old'days"when*Capital ruled' supreme"
and Labor,was given the role of Cinderella in" the", industrial. household.
If Government interference is how fre\
quent in'the-Labor world, the blame
rests entirely, with    the    capitaiists.
led to the factory, acts and to all.the
legislation .which during the past" generation has'.taken'place in favor of labors ?Once more the capitalists are rid-'
Ing-for a "fall. "..If they will not concede slhe minimum wage they will ' be
driven ■to It'by, legislative compulsion.
It - is "altogether- ■;Intolerable   that
through sheer obstinacy a body of-men
should paralyse tho whole business of
a'nation over a-demand whic'li does
not go beyond the .barest justice.
; In their own interests'tho coal owners are'Btupidly';blind. " Do they not
see that the' public will not tolerate
a prolongation of "industrial chaos?
All classes,aro,,,bolng Injured by the
prevailing unrest, which, to tho very
poor "Increases to" a tragic extent tho
stern strugglo for existence. No Govornmont can stand Idly by while a
handful of men aro playing ducks and
drakCB.'with tho national prospority,
Much' moro of this and tho coal owners
will find, themselves confronted ""with
a-demand for nationalization of tho
mines. ,.    .
Tho conl owners would do woll ro
bear in mind thnt at this crisis they
have against thorn' tho wholo forco-of
parliamentary opinion, Tholr frlonds
tho Tories will not dnre mako a stand
on tholr behalf. ■* In thoso democratic
days no Tory pnrty can over hopo to
command publlo Bupport,. much Iobs
get back to powor,'If It deliberately
sided with cnpital In refusing to tho
workors a domnnd so modoBl as that
oi tho minimum wugo. To-what doos
tho domnnd amount? ■ Simply to thin
—that out of tho hugo profits which
Iho coal owners nro making tho minors desire wagos sufficient to glvo a
decent living, and that tho sufficiency
bo not fitful and fluctuating, but cor-
lain and rollnblo. About thlB thoro
Is nothing rovolutlonnry, nothing
whlol^thronlonn to crlpplo the minim,
industry, In fact tho minors mny
woll'bo astonished at thoir own moderation, In this modornllon lies tho
hopo of success. , Jn tho ciiso of tho
coal owners, Iho publlo are nntonli.1..
od nt tholr obstlnnoy. * Obatlnnoy, llko
piiilo, Ih doomed to, have a fall, which
Is sure to tnko plnco -unless wiser
counsels prevail In tho camp of tho
mining magnates. Monnwhllo the Government mny bo trusted to do tholr
(llltv,     Tn 1n1wr rtlnpntnn M./»v linvA-na
mediator., n splendid record, nnd havo
earned tho grntltudo of a much-fluffor-
lng publlc.~.Roynold«.   ,
i_y-;> ■'
fo*»* Y » V,V V V ¥»?-¥¥?» ¥ »,¥ ¥ ¥ V ¥ ¥ »,
,'One-third of England'sieiegrnph'ofr
erators are wome'nA Ayr.~Ay A" *~7-.-}
' * •-*'■■ *" A A A   ■'A-?A
■ In Washington alone.there .are;40,-r
000 government? clerks;' '"rySy.y 7A
> ' ' *   .*-*:•,   -j, 'i.**"'"'*'    '- -"""
Over 11,000 women are engagedf.ln*
lace-making at home,in the city of Nottingham, Eng. ,v-y." ;A?--XaA"A'"Av \-=;
* <*y *'sysyss7yy
7 In the course'of ten-year8;the-"Brlt*-
isti trade unions have increased" only
2jS per cent, while the'German?u__ionB
have increased'240-percent. >;. ;.? ■
-"*-**»-,-    -- '- ',*->""~^
• » • • ' 7.'. -•*-'     •"'.    .'   yy
' The Germaninworkirig- class' is. approaching a "solidarity-on? the political
field* that may„be*,an'?example for. ail
the world tb follow? says the Memphis
Social Democrat. 7    '";   "   '_
_ ,        ,   *",*♦'♦-*",•<• .y-7 *--
._. W.Av. Lefeaux will be the Socialist
candidate In' the ■ Cumberland', riding,
Vancouver Island, -.it.-,having .been
found \that "'Wilfrid Grlbble was disqualified on a technicality.   .     y ■*
■4,.... ..y.       jlr.yi;,-   -   ,_'.7*-~ -
-.. sy*--*?' -V' y *■>■-' \ --,«■}-
_. **'**-"vA«. * "^^ ■£•> -C"-   z    *' "vV
' ^t'syS.yjenningsyProprietress}
. A Rates,$1:50 and:up7:^
y - ,-"y Mot. and .(.old} Water ■ A7
7- '-^'}E^r*lo;"Lighted5'lA^
■ ''•■ _ -■*?' I-s*e*'^ we.at«d.. a ;, yy * ■"-v
..^Phonorin-i-verj. room.-",-',
*!-'Sample Roorha-'oh"Main . -.-
^7; ■; Business Street.--^, "•-, "j~.
-The most numerous class of-industrial women workers in Kentucky is,in
the -tobacco trade.-"nil twenty-seven
establishments, employing 3045 women
the average.weekly wage ls\?4.62.;'""*'
"'- - -~ ■ ■ A *' ,**■' * .* ,* y"y
yThe -British .parliamentary '-labor
pary-represents 2,500,000 trade unionists *and has* forty-two members in"
the House of Commons'and now >- proposes:. to wage a vigorous" campaign
to obtain a larger representation,
% Meal TicketsA$6.00 $;■
.Special Rates by the week and _
: the month and to Theatrical paiA
: ties?; Try, our.    ,*:'-7,y.7,7 7**\7
Special Siiriday
^Dinner SOc^ a
.   -   ... s^_- ■
BARBER, :O.D.Sr,rLaD S., V.7
" bENTisf '.ySjys^yy
Office:1 Henderso^.BjMkj -Fornlo, ''B&f. Ayl
^ijitioitegB$i;to3 'i$f^yyyzs; y. -. *j
y;   Barriste>*t'LawySoUcitpr,.'
ECK8TEIN^BUiLDIN«_i'8. ;FornlvBnC,"
F.: C.* Cawo A;;y'^;.^,;^lex;
'   , '.',. "    Fernie; B. C; ,V.
■ -^' ■ ".-i*
Barriater. Solicitor, Notary Public; etc;
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BLAIRMORE, ^i-''y --,»?■"- ALTA.1:'7
The finest of Win'ea, Liquors
and Cigars.served,by competent
and obliging wine clerks.
* The-Dominion labor' congress. to;>e"
held InGuelph, Ont." in? the summer,"
wilf prqhably be the greatest of- its
kind* ever,held in "Canada. * Members
of the. English unions "and of the American-federation of.labor will, attend
the congress.        ' - , '   . •*"
All the railroad employees of,Great
Britain^are now pledged to enter into
a" big .industrial organization excepting .the engineers, who seem desirous
of3 following, the aristocratic plan..of
their craftsmen in 'America. - They
will he'-glven further time to consider.
■V ,7--    :■'.'**•       ".,■'*'•• --.-
Declaring that her rest is disturbed
by-a mine fan-located near Ker home,
Elizabeth C. * Alexander, of Wilkes-
Barre, has "started equity proceedings
against*1" the Wilkes-Barre Coal -'Company to restrain-them from continuing
such',a,nuisanoe.-  ;"-   7-»"""•  .    ,'-
■ -   *-,,.■    ■      ■'*.♦-»'■*      ." ~     ' - -
The Crow's Nest Trading Co.
We go to work to got tho monoy to
buy tho food to get tho strength to go
to work to got tho monoy to buy tho
food to et the ttrongth; Io go to work
to got tlio monoy to buy tho food to
got the Hlrfnirth, lo r.n tn work, *.f\',
olo. Juki one continuous round of
p1*».i«nro— Labor It^vlow.
Dr. de Van's Female Pills
A rallibta 1'itncli r.guUlo.U.v*. Ulhj. Tlieis
plltt nit exc_*>lknglr Dow»»lt?» In rrffaltilng tha
K«Mf»llv_poiilon ul tl5 («m»W i»Mem
.rtaVan** kiati...
Mailed to any Md.at«-
I".   -
-i,--i-----.^; _..Jiaf«maiai»-«en..  lUimo
*l\ thtkp Im.iaiibt)*. »r. <ta Tan'a kia tm al
11* *!_"•'• .nr.V,r/e'"' *ln< M_iil«f1 to any utAm*
Xt\t tkotj.U Uiug Cv^til. .^U__.-__.»!•,<.ttU
For Sals at Bfaatdall'a Drug Start.
»■ The people.who make their living by
working) in mines and "quarries number -6,000,000, says - the Mine Workers' Journal.. These 6,000,000 laborers^
dig $4,000,000,000 of wealth out.of the"
earth ovory year. But unhappily they
only-recelye about1 one-fifth of .'this
laBt Bum in .wages.*1' , ,<■ ' • -
7 ' -.?•*-**
How;trades,unionism is-growing,in
Germany is shown by a recent German
Labor Gazette. *.- During the year under review the' trades 'unions < Increased their - membership .by 150,000,' and
now total well over a million members,
It Ib stated also that.Btrlko expenses
are on the Increase. LaBt year, close on
300,000 pounds sterling being distributed as strike pay.- v-     A
It is understood that the Durham
minors havo a "war chest" of about
$2,150,000; that tho Yorkshire minors
have, nearly.'$1,500,000, and the Scot-'
tlsh mlnerB about' $1,250,000, and that
othor districts aro also well supplied
with funds. On the. othor hand, tho
South Wales minors havo practically
no funds at all, whllo tho Lancashire
minors have not more than about
• *   *
Socialist party headquarters In Chicago haB received, ropor.8 from various parts of tho country showing that
thoro nro '1,030. mombors who. havo
been elected to official positions, among'which'aro 50 mayors, 18 state re-
prosontntlvoB. 140 aldormoh, 100 coun-
cllmon, 155 school officials, GG justices of tho Poaco, 20 treasurers, 10 auditors and tho balance In minor placos.
Tlio list Is necessarily Incomplete and
will bo rovlsod from tlmo to tlmo.
«   *   a
Ab ono champion of labor's cause
pointedly romnrl.fi, tho trndo unions
nro not horo because anyono really
wanted thorn, hut aro-horo nn a living,
breathing human protest ngalnst con-
dltionB aB thoy did nnd dp exist, and,
llko nny othor ngoney honestly striving
for lho uplift of mankind, thoy will
contlnuo to exist In somo form or anothor until tholr mission Ib porformod,"
• •   * "
During January tho United StntOB
Geological Survey classified nearly 3.--
000,000 acroB.of land which had boon
Included in coal-land withdrawals. Of
this area 2,1.33,300 nores wen* rlnsftlfi-
od ns non-coal lnnd which woro restored to public ontry, and 240-noreB woro
appraised ns coal land, Withdrawals
of conl land wero mado la Utah to
tho oxtont of r.7,000 acres, Thoro remains awaiting clauBlflcation 08,fl4ft.'
tull jicros.
*    . ♦   ♦   » II
Labor nazotto: Tndiistrlnl nocldonts
occurring to 300 individual work pooplo In Canada during tli» month of
January 1012, woro recordod by tho
Department of Labor. Of these, ftfl
wow fatal nnd 214 resulted In sorlons
Injuries. In addition, two faint mid.
dont* wero reported as having takon
place prior to iho beginning of *tho
month, In the preceding month thoro
Wore 84 fatal nnd 101 non-fatal nocj.
denla rwordrd, a lota! of 27*3; and In
Jiintmry, '">H, there wem 01 {_.._.. usui
206 non-fatal secldents, a total of 2M.
,1s '.   ■_, ■       .,    •   -       "-5,        .. -* ,'-
,   - ti       , i _   • .
Is Now Opened
*   -* - - ■ ". - ._-   ■- - ■ - **"1
Clean,. Cosy and very;
' 11 -:    Inviting x •_   .,.. ;.-
Just the'place after the'
.show or from the rink.
y '* "       -       *.        ^ •- *     *v
A. Mci)ou^,.^MgrA   \ A
Manufacturers of and Dealers in all kinds oif Rough"7
'   *,- 7"   *'*",--   *   !   '_? '*,'■-   .". """
. anS Dressed Lumber;,'
L       \- ^ V /" *-, . """■"
■ '.;. '•■•'■-■, '-  '    ■■-■ '■_.;'„' '<'.;•'.
?Seiiid us your orders?.
fl 0 TE L
Bar Hiipplied with ' the, host* Wines,
, . "Liquors and'Cigars
Large Airy Rooms &
Good Board ,
Ross & Mackay!!»
Nowhere In the Pasa ean b».
found In such a display of
Ws have the best money
cat** buy of Beef, Pork, Mutton,. Veal, Poultry, ', Butter,
Eggs, Pish; "liK.pera.or Hams
nnd Baoon" Lard, Sausaaes,
Welnera and Bauer Kraut.    .
Calgary Cattle Co.
Phone 68
Bar Unexcelled
All White Help
'■ * " ": "•-'-   '_"■  -' -
Everything r
\ Up-to-date
■   "' ,-   »;,,        !*"
--'.'.''.   ,
Call in and
. see' us once
P, Carosella
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes
Gents' Furnishings
Second Hand
#**'*■ '    r     "-V       '
Victoria Ave., Fernie   ,
' AU kfrif?. nf
Household- Furniture
Stoves, Tools, etc. u
Boughl and Sold
t, ..LUiii'   ......J.A.1.,.7,.""--,_'—-r;■,„■ ",:,■»
0. Radland   Fernio
Lliard Loeal General Teamsters No.
141, Moots ovory Friday night at
8 p. m. Minors' Union Hall.  W.
. A WortblnRton, ProBldont}  B. J.
* Good, Secretary,
Bartenders' Local No, 514: Moots 2nd
and .tb Sundays at 2,30 p.m. 8eorf>
tnry J. A. GouplU, Waldorf Ilotol
Qlnrfn.emi. I.oi-nl Nii. 9%U II. M. W. A
Moots Z'ul and 4th Thursday Minors
Union ball,   Tboa, Uphill, boo.
Typographical Linton No. mt   Moots
, Inst Saturday In oaoh month at tlio
Lodgor Office.   .A. J, UucVloy, Boo-
LoOal Pernio No, 17 B, P..of O. Moots,
In Minors Union Hall every Sunday
"at 7.45 p.m. Hvorybody wolcomo*. D.
Pnton, Socretary/TroAsuror.    -'
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and
•folnars^-Local 1330.    D. J,' Hvans,
..,Prosldont; F.II.Shaw,BocroUry.
a   W.   WIDDOWfiON, Asnsyer and
»«« .0 llOt, Neleori,   a   C.
->qpld. flllvsr. Lead or Co-poor.
_ aoI-J-_Jllver, or _..lv«r.Le»d,
rrle»» for «th«r matatar Ctinl.
Mmant. vtrMiar' analytw an npplirn.
\\?%HZfcc&artm *n™W« li $y "* r,yry.yyyy&A^r-t?y^^.fyS?7^y yy \yyy?y -\yA.s
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Beware of
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Sold on the
Merits of,
■ .a*""
A y "delivered '' to;  all'-, •',;
pyy parts "of the town 7 _'"'
7Sandere &' Verhaest' Brothers. •_-,
' *      .*„•,.*  <* .
"A"   A     ? ProprietorV-y
_IL _:_.:_-_: >?i-«;<____L_.&- *
'  'I
TKe^Week^s^^^s^o^y ^||g
'"y^iOur^dreign Brotk&vs
and Safe Stables
First class Horsei. for Sale.
Buys Horses onCommlslon
. George Barton *; Phone 78 I
r.mtmmlx NGER  ~i
■ *,
• _
• (
- ■ t
■ t
machine: co
. La." polizia   Statale". dl .Lawrence,
Mass?,"'ha? fatto la' "strablllante"* scop-
orta che la dinamlte trovata,nel diver-
si punti- della" cltta fra 1" "tenement
districts" fu deposltata. If. da persone'
che av'evano vltale lnteressea far com-
parire agll occhi del pubbllco che' gli
Scioperantl erano'del dlsturbatorl dell'
ordine, degli assassin!-e.contro dl cui
ogni jnezzo .coercltlvo^adoperato dalle,
autorita «ra plenairfente giustlflcato". -,
,* Iii' segui to a't'ale lmportante yerita
veniitaa luce, II gi'udice.distrettuale ha
dovuto,niotte're'in liberta gll.scioper-
antf faisaniente accusati e far proce-
dere.invece all'arresto-di uri certo J
Breen padrone di,una fllanda-e flglio
dell'ex.slndaco della cltta,.quale auto re materlale del reato.' -
"; Inutile;', dire'yche - tale '-' inadornale
.'grancWo" preso dalla prdstitutla poll-*
zia.iia'suscltato le'ire di,"tuttl gll sfrut-
tat^ri del.-New England, .che   in   tal
mp&p si vedon'o espostl alltt.crltica del
mbndo intero, sp'ogli. dl -quel certo *p?e-
stiglo che essi credevano'inscrutablle;
©"quel che e peggio per essi, 11 lor complice, II Goveriiatore Fobs none eisente
da tale biasimoi nella*. parte da esso
prcsa nella lotta tra Capltale e Lavoro.'
Per cercar dl calvare la capra, ee
non I cavoli, dopo pocht giorni fu ordinate rarresto   di   Giuseppe Ettore,
1'almo del movimento, o Artu'ro Glovan-
nitti,l'suo infaticabile compagnb."    11
prlmo e un organlzzatoredel I. W. W.;-
il.secondo, e il direttore delrf"Prole-
tario," il inoto giornale della °Federa-
zlone,Socialfsta,Itallana-che si pub--
blica a New • York.* Ay ' ' 7.'.    ■     '
'. "Con1 questo atto puramentfe autocra?
tico.I Baroni delle filande.credevano
Hi soffocare-lo sciopero ;f_na,',coine! i
loro.colleghl  delle „miniero  carboni-
fere'del Nord Colorado," sono rlmastj
bono di dietro.'nbn sparano alle'spalle?
non travolgono fra le zampe del cavalll
dopne, vecchi e fanciulll. *;Sono'I,vos-
t'rl rappresentantl della legge, sono i
vostri mantenitorl dell'ordino cho»in
tal modo st- coprono dl gloria re dl valore! ..... -        - '"7-'' - "-
Troppo spbrca, la v_>str azionei"- Pro-
.voc'a 11 vomlto . L'oplnlone pubblica
ha gia grudtcato Toperato • 11 letamaio
e l'unlco posto adatto per. vol. _- '    ,-
■ Glfeffetti morall dello sciopero sono
pienamente logicl. '' I fattl sono 1 mlg-'
liorl educ'atorl del popolo. . Hberald
dal suol domlnatorl, si dedichera allr
utilizzazfone della proprle lisorse, delle
proprle fofze.. k   ""■    "> .(    7 ■
Non ostacolata. dalle coallzzate oppression! dell*Autorita Costituita e ad
-es^oAiirbstituita,. questa ma^sa che
oggi-"resiste alia vostra. .yolbnta^prira"
il varco. ad .un nuovo" perioclo" evolu-
tivo., A;*y ■_ . ■* '
- Resistero a! vostri sgherri? rlschiar
la vita per un.'Idea dl glustlzlae di
libertare" quelloche ofegl fanno quei'
pbverl'parla dl "Lawrence. ; Nel loro
mbylnientp, puramente'-di difesa dei
loro sacrosantl-'dirltti, -gll scloper'antl'
sono immacolati da qualsiasimacchia.
J.Occhioper occhlo, dente per dente!
EssAnon usaino mezzl' subdoli.' Or-
ganlzzati come sono,-la resistenza sara
invinclblle.ALa'loro" unione, la.cos-
clenza del loro dirltto, Insleme, forma
l'enefgia .collettlva," generatrice di vit-
torla nella lotta? .'.Per essi-Topinione
pubblica prevede progresso civile, ma-
teriale edintellettuale; per vol, essen-
do "troppo sporchi," la cloaca e la go-
ena-   ',' '" : ' -A..-'., -     -   ' !t '     .
Aarent   Fertile,. Branch
Fernie-Fort Steele
Brewing Co,, Ltd,
. i-. -._., -*. i-
i i     ''»*   -^*
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Bottled Goods a Specialty
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-Worse than all ' theN dynamite outrages-ever perpetrated—worse for the
victims,- worse for" their families', worse
for societyr^are .those-cases of soul-
murder by rich and', respectable bene-
fl'carle's of'special privileges of which
". .* M. McBride e'-BillyrRoss elezioiie chiama'ta per il" 28 Marzo. Ogni
lavoratore dovraaii^irea dar^il yotqi-se desidera me'gliorare il suo
lavoro e le condizioni'del sub compagnodi.lavqratore.        -7    ,;    .
...... 7^'Chi Dovete  Yotare  "\ . ... '"   . .
,Siete voi a-v'otare, per una persona come Ross,* chi disprezza mogli
madre soVelle c "fidanzatechi succefe abitare.fuoridi B., C.," del-loro
viyere—come il"caso di Krzuz/ " Oli^-votare per.un tuoproprio ubmo
—un minatore' WM. DAVIDSON, Presidcnte.del'bistretto No. 6, del
.Western Federazione Minatori. ~    - "-A •'--   •   -■"'■,■■ r '-,       ",    .
.... E Ricordo Schifo di Ross
Dallora che se no ando' in Victoria alia camere di parlainento' sci
anni, far, senza nessiiha considerazione a votato in ogni caso CONTRO
tutti l'artieoli' che""dovevano essere dibeneficio hai lavoratori.   ,
" 'Non date-colpa a lui perche a fatto qiiel che ci fu stafo detto dei suoi
operator! dei carboni e.l'altri capitalist!.
-      .    *   I lettori di Queste   Vicinanze di Fernie
Partito, Socialisto del Canada. -  II Candidato Wm. Davidson, Pre-,
sident^del Distretto No. 6, Western Federazione Minatori.
: Capo dei comitati: 7..   _.- -., , -  '    ' .' . ,    "
.-i Fernie-^rDavid Rees,?sala dei minatori.  "" '■  - yA '   ';
■*   ,   ►,   j    -. i- /      . - -      . *    ■
■-'- 'Hosnier-^-W. Balderstone,- Queen's Hotel.   ■• . .. p ,j   .?• .'
.A-Michel vecchi67villaggio-rA.,.S.1 Julian. -      - -     .. -      *
. Michel nuovo-AH.: Elmer." -""""" " 7 , -
**' Corbin—R. Jones.'. ..   ..   >AC /,     '- **• •'
":;Coai;Creek—Geo. '-Knox.'. .    'A
. Ogni uno desiderando informazione se vuolsaperese il suo nome o
sulla lista dei.yoti.pbtr'ebbe subito saperlo facendo domanda ai sopra
.sciitti.'-;;. :;'•'.".Vy.-, ;    -,,   ■. .■•'-•  A    " * ■     '   .
.'.".'-.".*• ",;.y\    V PARLAMENTO     . /
Candidato Socialisto, Wm. Davidson dara ro parlainento come segue.
Questa sera'Ve_iervdi; Coal Creek.     ", A" .    -.'.*'
Sabatb,* Hosmer./ -7.'        "•
Domenica, MiehelX 7       .     l7.        A.
La settimana-entranle sara a, Corbin, Crow.'s Nest,' Jaffray, Elko, e
altri luoghi "del west.   „ '       -; y     y.'" ..   .
Non vi dimenticate intervenire "e sentire il candidato del popolo siete
tutti pregati.essere presente.     * -- .77-.   '.'-..
.. Votate per l'uomo chi fa bene per le vostrainteresse ,
•:   ;7 - 7       WM.   DAVIDSONA       ?.,
-.^T.utti questirclie*"chiedono dare aiuto alle elezioiii di,Wm. Davidson.
!.ll (-undidatd Socialisto per piacere venite ad ogni sala„dei comitati
sopra s'critti e-.vedete il capo.      ''   ..   . - _•'•-=- '"■ v'-.-v-    °
Andatevoi contro- iin buon vivere? ,
■ * .   ,     ......    ,    ,   ,,   .     ....
* ', - - » . • , -.
Andate contro una paga ogni due
settimane?  a
Andate contro megliorare voi e vostrp
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Se non a;ndatate contro
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Votate Pep
L. E. McDonald
•■ snd   > ? A ' ■
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Express and Delivery Wagons n
,   ',..- •  8psbl*llty -
con~le pi ve" nel sacco.
.Con l'arre'sto dl Giuseppe Eilore,non
hanno \arrestatb l'intiera^ staff a degli
organizzatori der,;I. W.-pf'-W., e';.con
quellb di Glovanriittl non" hanno sop-7
presso tuttr'gll scrittqrl dl Socialismo/
Altri .valorosl dello stesso stampo sono'
sul.campo della lotta;'..centln"aia,-.- di
volonterosl sono proiitl col'bracclo «
con la"penna',a far. causa comune con'
gll scloperanti dl Lawrence, per il trl-
onfo finalo,' ' •    - .'
L'attb'dl accusa contro I due arres-'
tatl 0 tanto spudoratamente sporco,
tan to'puo. lie, che decisamente fareb-
bo rldoro',„s«;non fossero ln ballolo
vlto'dltantl.nfoschln'I produttorl,."- ■:
" L'Ettbro edJI Giovannitl sono }m%
piitatl dl;'Incltamento a dlsordlni, all'-?
odio dl classe 0 dl aver concorso alia
morto dl una donna ltallana, sctopor-
antOj colplta da unprolottiloollaschle-'
imV -Brovl/merll I ■;•;._. ; .- ' ^'  "-A
Domantlato7un po' ^1 Govematoro'
.ross'Obl] hafViBOltatl'j-'dlsordlni: cfe'l
dub'7 Knrostatt. 0«lo . 12.. compagnl© dl
soldatl a_.uzs.lni da lul grazlosamonto
mosso a dlspoBlzlono dol padroni di
cotonl/lcl"?   .. *.   •-   . ' A^;
Domandato. un po1, alio stosao Gov-
crriatoiyj Fobs chi 0 stato ad incltaro
lo soloporo: Ettoro) .Glovannlttl 0 (
mlsorablH ofruttatorl dol povcrl'oporai
cho, nlctirl doj suo appoglo, dol .bracclo'
fqrtb dfellii Guardla Nnzlo'nalo dal.Miifr.
saohusootts, si sono crodutl autorizzntl'
a yloWo la Igbko sul.salarl, vottita duo'
imoar prima dalla ..LoglBlatura dollo
Stato? .'„,.„ , Domandato alio b.cbbo
Goyornatoro Fobs chi ha ucolsa quolla
povora donna?. B' stato forso una pnl-
la dl rlvoltolla spaVata da uno oclopor*
anloi oppilro un proIottUo dl acqlnlo
partito do tin fucllo dl ultimo modollo?
s Gll scloporaiitl non'sono dailnr^l.
I.ssl rosplngon>_ In forza con la forW,
dl fronto: si dlfondono enmo poisono,
con dlsporazlono,, ma, dl.fronto. On-
dnr.o col;i|'t dillo pallo n/juzzlno dol
slcarl, II, nol potto.'   Essi npn colpls-
II Candidato del Popolo
List of Locals District f8
>, u.i/
*._.« 1 .
NAME , ■ t OEC, and P. 0, ADDREJJO
nnnkhoad , P. Whoatloy,vDanlchoad, Altn.
ncavor Crook....'. 1 P. Gaughton, lloivvor Crook, via Pinohor     .    ,
Ilolloviio .'.. J. Hurko, DijIIovuo, Prank, Alta.
Ulnlrmoro D,J, Chnsd, Dlalrmoro/AHft.
mil mi*............ .iob. tK.roy_i)iro( 1. urmis, Alia,,
C'i.'i'Mi-!..}e,......, 'j, iMitikun')', Caipoiiuulfj, Cu.4ui-.11, AiU.
^87' Cardiff..;;.....'... J. PooloiOirdlff, Alio.       ,      ' ,
1887   Qanmoro ..!,...;.. N; D. Thkatiuk, Canmoro, Alta. *        ■
Sfltl3  Colomnn.,,.....,,, W, GrnhamVColeman, Alta,
2877   Corbln .....'...,,..   It. Jonfis) Corbln, B, C, '      .
UZi  wuCv..* _.'i>-.Ci ..,, Vi"_u. ru.ttj.-,, i-icuioftku Cny, Alia, i
3178  Diamond City..... Albert Zak, Diamond City, Lothbridgo,   . ■   ''
2314" Fornlo ............ Tbos, Uphill, Pernio, D, C.
1203  Frank ,'... 0, Nlcol, Frank, Altn.
I.97..Hoimer .%.,.,.,.,, W, nnldorstond, Hosmor, D, 0,
1068  Hillorost; T........ J. O. Jones, Hillorost. AUa,
674   l-Othbrldgo........ T_. Mooro,   604, 8l»:to«ntli St., Worth \olhbrMw.
H80  I/OthbrldB0 Colllorlos Frank Darlngbam, soo., via., Klpp, Alta.
1233   LIU*...'  W. L. Kvnns, Llllo;'FranV, Alta
3.821I ..Msplo Loaf 8, Parlcor, Maple Loaf, IJollovuo, Alta,
1.134   Michel  M. flurrell, Michel, D." O.
II   Monarch. Mine..'..  L. J. Jhoman, Monarch Mlno, Tabor, Alta.
23S2  Passburg......... J. Kluscarits, Pauburg, Alta.
15*9   Itoyal View Thos. a PleUr. Royal Collieries, U.hbridj;*, Altn
IOCS   Tlsber A. Pettorson, Tabor, Alta.'
102  Tft*bof....'."7..t.';.'. J. Coopor, Taber, AUa.' "
Senator La Follette.tells-.in the March'
Installment ofthis autobiography in the
American Magazine?/* Here is" one of
the Instances-he"; gives-of this-wicked
and cruel dynamiting_of the morals of
public*men:, '.   '"  A   .. ,-_..; ■ .   ,
' A's_.emblvmari E. was a fine young"
fellow; and regarded as'thbroghly reliable."   Ho was often In the executive
office and-1 trusted-him absolutely.
...... ■ He was one bf "theniost enthusiastic men.we had, and 1 being d
high-Bpirlted, energetic young* fellow,
he was of great assistance  ih our
fights.     "Whenever we. gathered  , a.
llttkTigroup "of tho members in the
Exbcutivo;office to-talk over  any critical, situation in the legislature,   E.<
was always .with us.    He was an ac-
tlvo young ■ manufacturer,    He .'often
talked with us about his business.    I
think ho,had somo special machine
which enabled him to make his product moro'otieaply than othor mnnufacv
turers. ' Ono day B. Ray Stevens camo
lnto'Tny offlco and said, "Governor, I
wish .you would' send up and ask B.
to comedown here.    I don't Just llko
the'■"Way, ho talks."    ,"WI.y.",_ said,'
"Ray;* thoro can't bo-nnythlng wrong
with H.' ,' Thon I began to think that
ho had not boon in to soo me for threo
or four days.    "Woll,"' I said, "I. will'
sond up."   When lio camo through tho
door ho did not moot mo with his characteristic frankness,     nut I grootbd
him, exactly as usual and said, "IS, 1
want to havo a llttlo talk with you."
I moved my chair right up to his, pine
od my hnnds on his knoos nnd looked
him In -tho oyo a moment boforo I
spoko.    Thon I askod, •'__, what's tho
matter?'1    Tho tours startod In his
oyos and tlio rcsponso camo at onco:
"Governo.", I can't holp \t,   I'vo got to
voto ngnlnnt tho railroad taxntlon bill,"
Aftor a moment ho added, "I haven't
slopt any for two or three nights.    I
hnvo wnlkod tho floor/ I havo thought
of roHlgnlng nnd going homo.'
"Toll mo all about It, 1_." I said.
"Woll," ho, replied, "you know that
nil I.hnvo In tho world'I havo put
Into that factory ot mlno,   I linyo told
you about how proud I wan of tho
thing.    Now," ho said, "this rnllrond
lobby tolls mo that If I voto for that
rnllrond taxntlon bill thoy will ruin
mo tn business.    Thoy can tako nwny
everything I'vo got. Thoy lmvo threatened to g|\p my competitors ndvantngo
Y.-.J Jut. lit ii_iiiUi_(i laU'H Unit will otf»
.ot nny nflvfl_.|«'i.uyj Jure wlLh i«_-
new mnehlnery'7 "Now, I can't beggar
my family.* I havo a wlfo and babies."
I snld, "I1J. you enn't do this wrong.
You enn't violate yoiir conscience." I
..I.!....-. lw _.!;;; _^>__U. _. Lit, '__<_ jjoi up
and walked the floor. Ho snld ho
would ol ways bo fer our meosuros, but
ho could hot risk being driven to the
wnll.    And thon ho left the office.
A fow minutes before tho roll call on
the bill; 13. who sat noxt to J>nrnnt.
turnod lo him and said, "Unroot, In
flvo tnlnuteB I nm fro!.... to vlolnto my
onlh of office."
Lcnroot was shocked and said,
"What do you meant"
IIo replied:
"It Is a, question betwocn wy honor
and my bread and bitltor/' snd I propose to vote for my bread and butter."
PartrSocialista del Canada
,1   -«■•,*        '     '   ■ * ■    ',v ''"*'?'' A".-: '*'•v ■"
II Partito Socialista del Canada riunitb in Congresso.afferma fedelta"
ed' appbgglo ai prlnclpii ed ai prograihma del partito rl'voluziohniio
del lavoratori. ' .;7 *'■ -r'"   '
,   II lavoro' produce ogni ricchezza, che glustaiinente dovrebbo appar-
tenere al lavoratore, il presente sistema economico e'-basato sul pos-
sedimento-prlyato del mezzi.di produzione, dlmodoche 1 prodottl*del   '
lavoro appartengono alia classe CapltallsfaA Qulndl/'il capitaliBta c'
padrone, I'operalo byschlavo.      ' ' "o
Flntantoche la classo padronale ha nollo mani Ie redini del Governo,
tutte.lefbrze dello Stato Baranno usate a protoggore 0 ditendere 1 loro
diritti dl proprieta' riel mezzi produltivl dl ricchezza, o nel controllo'
del proilottl del lavori-Vy   -       . ',..''
II preBente sistema capitallstlco da al padrone bgnl sorgonto dl rlcch-:
ezza e benossere, ed nll'operalo una mlaura crescente' dl 'mlsoila-o
•'o^radazl&npV ' 7- ' _\, --;.--...    , "'   '■''■
,   B' lieirintoreBso dolla classo lavoratrlce dl.sylncolarsl dai laccl dollo
-Bfruttamento capitallstlco/ noll'abollro 11 slsteina del salarlato, sotto
, 11 cui inarito, In classo bperla vlono dorubata nella1 dlvlslono della pro-
duslono,.' Por ottenere talo scopo, e duopo transformaro la proprleta'
prlvata.t^el mezzl di.produzione in proprleta' collettlva, 0 proprleta'.
prolotarln.   '  >   -7 ,
-  'L'lrrepresslbllo conflltto d'interesBo fra capltalista ed oporaio, vn
rapldamonte svlluppandosl nolla lotta per ll possesso dolla" forza dol
. Governo. II capltalista col toner duro, 0 l'oporalo d'trnpossesBarson.!))
con mezzl legal).,  QuoBta 0' lotta dl classo.
Nol qulndl focclnmo appello ai salarlal dl brganlzzarsl sotto la band!-
era del Partito Socialista dol Canada, col solo scopo dl conquUtaro 11
pubbllco* Potoro, acclo* sla mosso In esocuzlono 11 programma economico dolla classo lavbratrlco come segue.
. 1, La trasformazlono nl plu' presto posslbllo, dolla proprleta' cnpl-
(nllstlca del mozzl-dl produzlono (rlsorso naturnll, minloro, fabbrlcho,
strado ferrate ,ecc, oco,) In proprleta' colloottlva dolla clnsso lavora*
2, , Organl_.znzlono puramonto domocratlca 0 manogglo dello Indus-
trio .dagll opornl, .   ,
S, Stability nl plu prosto posBlbllo cho la produzlono cla por uso
0 non por profltto,
11 Partito Socialista qunndo 8ara'7al potoro, ndotlora' spmpre 0 per
ogni dovo (flnche' 11 prbsonto slHtomn"Hla obollto) In rlspota a quosto
■problomn como llnonjll condotta, Vorra' In prospnto 1o«IhIiizIoho hv-
nnznro grinlorossl dolla' classe opornln,' od alularo I Hiiliirlnll nolln
loro lotta dl elnHBO control II Gapltnllsmo. Nel caso affomintlvo,
nllorn 11 partito floclnllsla o' por osso. Nol cnuo contrarlo 0' nssnlii-
'4,nmonto oppnHio.
In accordo n tali prlnclpii, II Partito Soclnllsla «l obbllga di ron-
dnrro tutti gll' affarl pubbllol n lul nffldall, In mnnlora dl dovor pro-
muovorb I soil lntorossl dolla olaaso Javorntrlco,   * .  '
Czyscie przeciwni polepszonemu
Czyscie przeciwni dwutygodnio-
wej placia ?
Czyscie przeciwni swemu szczes
ciu i szczesciu waszych.pobratymcuw?
Fezeli nie, toglosujcie na
Naradnego Kandydato
Canadian   Mining   Institute   Recom-
menda That Qovornmsnt Place Act
In the Hands of a Commission
Toronto, Ont,, March 11.—A resolution of-recommendation to tho Dominion Govornmont nnont tho work*
moil's cotnponsallou In connection
with tlio mines, was tlio chief item
of buslhes In tho session todny „ of
tho Cnnndfon Mining Institute. The
proposition waB adopted as submit*
ted by tho special commltteo and car*
rind by tbo mooting without amend*
mont.    Its terms aro as follows:
"That tho worklngmen's competisa
tlon act tie plarrsd In the hands of the
commission appointed by the crown
this commission to colloct a. definlto
11 mount from tho mining cnmpnnlos
bnsnd nn (ho monthly payroll nndl'pro-
portlonntb fo the risk Incident to llio
business.     Tliat tho'amount should
_.   < 11,.;../...,.-,   uf   __>(,;  l-.llj/iy,,»;tn   1*1411
nhould not hv r.i..fc*lnrt i.li<a].' w Jn-
dlreetly from tho omployocs. Tlmt
the distribution'of the fund uliould bo
In1! tho oxcluslvo rontrol of thn commission, subjoct to no npper.1 in tho
nri'lnnn'   f.r\u**».        ^J-.i'   il.. ..     ,"..__.!,_
l>o no liability «xcopt under tho net, all
common law liability being <>xi<luiIod."
Consideration was nlso recommend*
od of tho principles of thn workmen's
compensntlon net of tho stato of Wash*
Ington, nlso the Now Zealand aet, wllh
tho HuMslun schedule of payments ond
tbo Norwegian classification.
Tutti coloro cho nuno il voto.
fie nndnln In corcn nl vohUI diritti non |*unrdnln lo pnrHoue ch.' por-.
tnno In rlsu lm fncco o vi dniinn In mnno uuii volti. onnl tr.< nnnl i* pol
o tutti flnlto.
Qunndo vorra II tempo volute per II voHiro Cnm|mi.iio.
Dr. Kcllcy Cures
Diseases of Men
By Modern Methods
"606" for Blood Poison
Shilohb Gum
ouickiv «t«i>>« eovoH**. etrntn eotos.
Electric Restorer for Men
Phosnhonol mlmi tviy n»nc In IN Unit
I:. *"..," ,to In ptop-r t.a.lonir»iiot«t
.tm »t»l vitality, j'rtmtinrt<ifr*r »n<t nil•<*.*»<)•!
wcikna-f »«»tl_J at M<«. Vfu.iplu.«nl mill
•r>-iVr ).'!• *j net. m»«. Vitcal't* »*.»•...v <«•■ If
<-. MMilcl tn *nr mMr-»* Thatleoti-Miltnf
'>._, Ill, I tt.tat lut *, Uul,
For Sale at  Olsastfell's Drug "Store
Kpoolnl  t|-i-'nttucitit fur ntlmr .IIcciinon   nt   men;     Nornnii   Wt-nhnrmiri),
.M'-i-iM*   Ir.iin, il)tlrin-rlt-, illuiitl oi.U AM.. llUnrilrm, Nnrra Mrrm, lilit-
nrj-, Illndilcr fiml llci-lnl lllnfinh-ra,    *• I «•-,     a ml     f'ontrnrlril    Allium)*.
,1'roNlHte (J I mill liirimunintlon, tilil Cbrnnlc (.'onilltlon*.
Museum of Anatomy
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iKirmnl ami nlniiiniml L-oiMl-tionH of tlm varlovm |mrt» of tho tiotty, lllim-
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Dr. Kelley's Museum, 210 Howard, Spokane
Get Wise - Vote for Davidson I--."."-,.'-
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Mens's Spring Hats
"We, aro ncy showing the most advanced styles
in Men's Boys' Pelt Hats.   Our stock now includes.
the latest blocks of both the English and'American
makers.. A        * '* ,
Black Stiff Hats from ..,  $2.80 t© $5.00
Black Soft Felt Hats.irom  $1.00 to $6.50
Colored Soft Pelt Hats, from •>.... „ $1.50 to $6.50
Boys.' Pelt Hats, from '. 85c. to $1.25
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Take advantage of this Saturday Special, if you
need a new Spring Suit. New Tweeds and Worsteds, just arrived, will be on sale Saturday and Monday at $15.00:
A new shipment'of Ingersoll Watches just received.    We can supply you-with, eight different
styles, ranging in-price from $1.00 to $3,00. •• Any.'.
style guaranteed,for one year.
A wwwraownaiif. -a
? The large range of Shirts we are showing for'
Spring, 1912, will be of interest to" all men. The
man who insists on comfort will have bur new
Negligee Shirts with soft collars _to match; .
• These; Shirts are1 made in ^different, grades o_7
Cotton materials ranging in,price from Mc. to $8.00
•■Jnd'in Silks from$8.00 to$t.0O. . .   A   .
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Gold Standard Baking Powder,,5 lb,;tins,A.
Soda Biscuitsi;2 lb. tins. ...:.-...-..
7 Cream of "Wheat, 2 pkgs.'. .*. .....
Carnation Wheat Flakes," per pkg.,
Corn Flakes,,3 pkgs.
. Quaker Oats, 5 lbB.pkg.
I Braid's Big,",4".Coffee, freshly"ground, 2 lb.
Braid's Best Coffee, freshly* ground, 2i lbs.-for>.85
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.; A new shipment of 20th Century,Garments have"
' arrived. ,; These are high-class, "hand-tailored gar-
'-•' ments. that -appeal' to the particular dresser who
'"wants style and exclusiveiiess asjwell as perfect fit.
;7 Our Spring Samples for Special Made-to-Measure
7 Clothing are now complete;    We guarantee a per-
'.V: feet, fit, and satisfaction in all other respects.   Ord-V
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Bulk Tea, 8 lbB. for
TetleyVTea,'3 lbs. for,
-Lowney's Cocoa, % lb.-tins A.
' Lowney's Chocolate, %'pkg7;?...?
Evaporated Prunes, j>er lb. .-.'."...'.
Best Lethbridge ;F1ot»j 98 lb"; aacka.'
;, C.and B. Jam, 2 lb: glass.'....... '.y.
C." and ,B„ Vinegar, pts.,2 for .7. .V.
Canada First Jam, 5 lb.-pailu
'<-' ^Jelly Powder, ,4 for ... y.;. .J..'.
r Lamp Glasses, ___.. and B. sizes, 3 for
^Sheriff»s;Marmalade,.4 lb. tins. A.
..Small Hams, per lbTY..........7.
,-.. Bacon,, per. lb. .......... 7S.'. •> • • •*"■
Fancy-Fowl, per lb.' . .V.. .?.*;. ...'.A '.. S.'
; Colombo Olive Oil; %'gal- tins 0..;.'..-.;...
Canada First Pork and Beans,' 2 lb. tins, 3 for
Granulated Sugar, 20.lb. sack ..	
Flotilla,Soap, 8 bars... .\........ —.,.'.°...
-i Capital. Naptha^Spap; 5 barg.^..............
- Perfect' Ljiundry. Sb_tp, 8 barer for '*:. t..'_". ■.*,.
- ."White Swan Washing Powder, per-ipkg. f_ A'V
'"* Baby's'Own Toilfef Soap,, per_ box.?........'..'
, Golden Syrup, 5 lb .tins ................"...
-Carrots and Turnips, 12 lbs.-for ..._v.....
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Bora at Coal Creek os Tuesday,
March 5th, to Mr. and Mrs., L. Wat*
klnson, a daughter.
Bora on Saturday, March Oth, to Mr
and Mrs. Tony Sporerie, a bouncing
boy. No wonder Toiy is looking happy. He has one of each now.
* Last Sunday ovenlng the Socialists
opened the campaign with a meeting
In the Club. The speakers were J.
Vf. Gray and Harry Wilmer, bookkeeper for the District Lodgor.   This
The respect in which the deceased
was'hold "was evidenced--by" "the large
crowd that turned ■ out. to the'. funeral
on Suiday afternoon. The Rev.' Hugh
H. Graat conducted, the funeral sen
floe. " A beautiful wreath of flowers
was wnt'as a tolien of sympathy by
tb'i m«mlAers of the Komle Qun Club,
of vrltlch Mr.'Waklem le a member.
OnMouday evening the Inquest was
resumed ln the Provincial Pellce Station up here. ' Coroner Wilkes, of
Fernie, coiducted the Inquiry. The
Jury, after considering all the evidence
brought ln the following,verdict: "On
inquiring Into the circumstances of the
was  Harry's flfft appearance on  a i death ot Mrs. Sarah Jane Waklem,
public platform, and if he continues
like he has commenced, I can Bee him
we find tbat she died about 9 a.m. on
the morning of March 6th. 1011, while
rising to.be one of the shining lights In trasolt botweon Coal Crook and
Fernie Hospital,   In our oplrtlon deith
was duo from tho effects of exertion
ln tbe Socialist movement. •' (Yes,
and wo can see him "rising to catch
tho Spoakor'a eye" In Victoria ln a
few yoara time, or sooner.)   The hall
was not crowded, as wo hoped to see
it bofore tho ond of this campaign,
but a good working commlttoo was
formed and lt ovory working man will
put hla shoulder to tho wheel .right
now he can holp to break one ot tho
big links that bind us to wage slavery.
,. Last Monday morning a digger nam*
ed Wm. Crompton was going to work,
and' whon passing tho pick shop he
sllppod down on a ploco of- Ico, with
the unfortunate result that ho fractured his right log.    IIo was picked
up ln.modlaU.ly and first aid applied,
after which ho was removed to Fernio
Tbo sumo morning a dlggor named.
Drown working In 1 East had his head
snd shoulders badly cut by being
caught with some top coal falling onto
him.   >
William Wnkelem ,who arrived horo
last Friday on hearing of tho said
, death of his mother, from Nanaimo,
found qulto a change in tbis camp
slnco ho left It over flvo years ago,
us woll as a groat many strange facos,
William loft horo again on Tuesday
for Nanaimo. Percy Johns accompanied him hank, nnd will mako his
. homo with his parents again,
Mi anu .Mrs, svttK-um, jr., oi cioiu-
_.._...', .-.'..I't'j. tv_ Taim.'._._■', und i^'i' hl!J3
up horo assisting their fathor to, fix
nutters Up as welt as thoy can do beforo going back to Colomnn.
and exposure, following. an Accident
■he mot/with while ln tho act of drawing wator at tho spring in Welsh
Camp, -Coal Crook, on the night ot
4th or'6th of March, 1012.*—Signed,
Robt. Fairclough, foreman; O. IB. Oliver, A. 15. Bontham, P. aaBklll, B. W.
HughoB, Joe Hamor,?
Bay; boys! don't forget the 18th (St,
Patrick's Day grand mnsquorado ball)
which Is being held up bore on that
ovonlng. * Prlies will be given' for the
bost roproBontatlvo characters fqr tbo
occasion:     Bost drosnod lady, boat
dressed gentleman, host comic gentle*
man. i All ladles maBked, froo.  Qonta
|I,60 each.    Spectators, 7_o.    Grand
1 march past at 0 p.m.    Mlchol Orchos*
. tra will bo In attondanco, which will
moan first class muslo,   Refrovhmonts
will bo sorvod,     Mr. Geo.' O'Brlon,
Mr, J, IO. Smith left horo last Sunday
for Slocan, whore ho In doing a llttlo
electioneering on behalf of the Socialist Btandard*boarer for that constituency,
I Science and study have brought out
tome wonderful Inventions, all of
which benefit one thing—Capitalism.
Socialism Is no use to these people, or
else they would have grabbed It years
! ago, Wortdngmen, you who havii left
your families In the Old Country, Just
think of how tha great Hon. W, K. fi,
served the family of the now famous
Knur Cats. Just think how a similar esse might effect your family, and
Mrs. Palmer, of Knur, anothor old yet this man, who was the first to try
UrwR-.u*, was down .o< ttie tuner.-, ana pun to pieces \>ne V.oriMv.an'e
of Mrs, Waklem last Sunday. Mrs. Compensation Act right In -Pernlt,
Pftlmor Is also having her own trou* comes among us again to seek re-elec*
bles Just now, her onyl son, Johnnlo tlon as the workman's representative,
Is at present In tho Fernio Hospltol In Victoria. What are you going to
undergoing an operation for appendlcl* | do about It?' A vote for Davidson at
tfl-j, 'tli* right tlm« will assist In puHlntl the
Ust Friday afternoon a Jury was |rlghtfnsnln.the right pluet, Workers
aumtaout-d iot.«tb*ir tor tlw puvpuiu. ut ,of the World Unite a«<* «f"»Hd '*■" r'fl'**
holding s.n Inquest,'re the death, of .with all yovr might,—8O0IAI-I8M 18
Wre, Tbes. Wakeleni, reported In last ONLY rOR WORKERS,
weeks' Issue. After all the evidence ..Everyone Interested In sending Wm.
obtainable fad been gone Into, the in* j Davidson te represent their Interest*
qvest wu adjourned till tbe Monday,at Victoria will be at the meeting to*
»ti«u_li_j_»   iUtcl. il.'ttt' order to all .ritftht. when "the cAtu_.<_"_.U wltt'appear
Davidson's Bio; Meeting
•-(Continued from page 1)..
still whom ho speaks tbe truth the
speaker could not but admit it. . It
must be borne In mind also that* whilst-
representing this-Interests ot tbe workers they must not delegate to him .the
right to think for, them, but they
must think for themselves, and' the
working class ls beginning to realise
* The speaker then ran briefly over
some ot the,legislation that has been
enacted as a result of tbe agitation of
tbe workors of this province, which
comprised tbe Bight Hour Law for
Metallferoun Miners, the Compensation. Act; the Coal Mines Act. ' He
then explained how tho Eight Hour
Law for tha Smeltermon'had,taken
three sessions beforo'It becanie law,
which had been the only labor legislation passed slnco ho had sat'In the
house. He also explained how the
Conservative Party had changed their
tactics since they had boon able to
control the government ot this province y '"
The Royal Commission on Labor virna
6ommontod upon; nnd tho spoaker did
not fool lt would bo a vory successful
method of doallng with the fiue?tlon.
In fact, lt waa moroly a voto-catchlug
sfhorao, but thoy cannot tool tho workers again.
Th* record of tlie Hon. W, R. Rom
wni ll'on roferrod to brlof.y, and upon
discussing the favorite bill of this hon.
1 mombor (tho Bl-Mohthly Pay Bill) tho
spoakor showed how bills, wero oaslly
disposed .of In committee of tho whole.
The Socialist party doon not try to
reproBont thd' Interests bf both lahor
and capital, and no single mlno mana-
for had yot extended tho workors' representative the glad band since he
arrived In Fernie. The capitalists
know tholr class Interests, and It was
nbout tlmo tho workors saw tholr own
lntorostfl Just ns cloarly,
Tlio Socialists aro right in lino with
proRroso, nnd havo no desire to block
development it,nd the actions of tho Bo-
jclnllstB aro sufficient to verify this
statement. <
'.'ii*. KrtiH C'-iAO vtfli. thou Uteu uy
briefly, and tho lack of systematic In*
spe<tlon of mines.
. The Land and Tlmbor Policies of tho
Government wero thon shown up In so
for as they nt.ccted tho workers.
. Tho spoakor thon rovlewed the won*
ilerful>.pro»i>erlty of the' province,
nnd admitted he could not think ot any
district In this provlnco he could ad*
vise the* workers to go whore- they
might be assured of getting employment, In spite of the railroad develop-
incut that in now in progreas. Tho
workers -could not be convinced tbat
the state In which thoy find themselves to-day Is better thah It was 'ten
years ago, and there Is n*> do-ibt whatever that tbe pre*callousness of thflr
position 'fff bect_.rt.nfi mor*. am. rtmm
you , tire
of .disappoint-
..   ments with  your
local tailorf-when hs
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clothesVfi.t you badly
and Iack'the stylo you
see .onfother  woll
dressed men—
Look up
You can'*have'your clothes
made expressly (for you—cut
toflt you In any one of the
vory latent* styles ■• chooso
your doth r from hundreds
of beautiful - patterns and
save at least a third of your
tailor's regular, olinrge. Try!
Campbell's for,your how,
Spring. Suit'
ClassitlBd Ads:»Genf ,a Word
Fred. Johnson
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or-Cyphers' Incubators In good .condition; also 9 Indian, Raiser Ducks and
Drake, and 200 White Orpington Pal-
lets.'"Albert Davie*, Fernie, B.C. U-U
v FOR / SALS.—New Rftymoad Cabinet Sewing Machmey ? lotseless and
eesy to operate. . Cost $75, will sell
very cheep'' or exchange for' good hand
_nach.no and cash balance. Apply,
J. I. Itowse, Lot 7, Block 91, Chlpman
FOR SALE—Eight-roomed, modem
House on Macpherson Avenue; all conveniences, etc.; price $1,700 for house
on ,30 by 120 foot lot; or $2,000 for
house bn full lot (GO by 120).  Terms:
$800 down, balance as
Cree and' Moffatt.
rent.   Apply.
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The Hotel
JL/Xl.l___r L_#x\ O
One of the
FOR SALE—-House, 7 rooms, bath
and pantry, connectod rango; block
47, McAyoy Street, Centrally located,
AH fenced Snd palntod. $2500, torms.
Cheap for cash. Apply,-L. Q. Evan,
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For One Weelc
GIRL1' WANTED—An experloneod
General Servant wanted. First Class
wages,,,. Apply, Mrs, A^H. Cree, How-
land Av«v.-
HOUSE FOR RENT.—Two-roomed
plastered Houso; toilet,' water, coal
shed attached, Apply R. Wright,
Wost Fornlo,
FOItRENT—Storo In tbe Eckstein
Block.    Apply,'Croo nnd Moffatt.
S.  0,, Pure Rrod  Buff Loghorns'
Eggs for hatching > from best pon for
$5 por 18.  Socond pon for $3 per 13.
II, D. Wilson, Breeder, Fernie, B, C.
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G. J. ECKSTORM      Prop.
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more wltnessee.
en tht platform.
Hen and 20 Chicks, $8,00.
Chicks, $5,00.
Another HEN ana, 12 Chicks,...50,
Also ir.O CHIOKH, S davw old: will
sell In any numbers required, ''
- AI-llKUT DAVIS, Annex Extension,
Fernio, . , •«
McLean's Drug & Book Store ^
Day Tel. 142
''•**' Arrive This Week'  *
$ 15.O0 and $20.00
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7 «Th« Hornet of Good Clothes."    ,
Hostuec- ■   7 ,•» B.C.
oTDPo COUGHS vuicv., n ckn«
evident every day.
"Mamma, who If In command of tbe
winy ot the unemployed r 'The cai»r
tains of Industry, my son."—Life".**
Vote Davidson
Two lot*, for sale in the rlslne town
of Burnaby, II. C. s^Twenty mtnutos,
walk7from, tbo No* Westminster
Docks. ,. Will soil .cheap. Nood the
money badly.   Apply,'District l*dgcr,
The t«Vrn_fl 9i\ettm Litiinflry nntl
Dyo Works report business improving1 nil thfl tlnif, Thfy^re
malting a reduction in* pricea on
Dyeing itnA French Dry Clettifng
t6v tlie srprinff trade. .-Also »•
cheAp monthly laundry rate for *U
bachelors will be giten.* A tri*l
fi, fill they ask fo ttmvlm** you
U>ey«r«0;K.    "   "S ' ' ' "'
,     Limited
Specral, por dozen 30c. By tlie case, $8.75/
Striotly Frefth, por dozen, 8Bo*      libcal farm, doz, 40oj
/ .   Local farm, selected 45o
Usnal Torma .on tho above. . • Satisfaction guaranteed. *
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Grand Union Hotel •
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We cater io the workingman's trade
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