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,'Indnatrial Uriit/is Strength.
Tits Official Organ of District No. 18, U. M. W. of A.
- Political Unity is Victory.
Nq.,21i Vol. VI.:
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Jury Finds No  Blame Attached to
Anyone but Suggests that Expert Declare on Future Safety
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The Inquest into the death of James
Buckley," , Alexander Worthlngton,
Henry J. Nell, ;Bajfej Maflyczuk,
Ihomas Catanaro and Rosarlo Danile,
was" held in the County Court House,
Fernie, B.C., on.Friday the 3rd day of
Junary, 1913, at 7;p.m. ._ ,,-
. The jury empanelled, was:
- Peter, Lundie (foreman), Robert
Duthie, Thos Whelan, Guy Johnson,
Wm. Barton, Robert Kerr.
The.Coroner, H. Wilkes, before declaring the Inquest open,' called upon
•'all'men who were present and.who
"could give any.evidence on the deaths
of any • "of ^the- above victims of the
snowslide at Coal Creek on Monday,
December 30th, Bhould stand forth* and
' they would be heard.
The first witness was
James-Crockett—who said that on
@e morning of December 30 he, was'
standing at No. 9 offices at about two
or three minutes past seven.> Continuing he said: "I could not tell the time
. but I was not standing there, very long.
I jvas shovelling snow away, from the
-switch. I got back out of the way for
the miners to go into tbe office of No.
9,--and Just at that time.I heard some
.noise up.on the mountain. I says to a
fellow, '"What is that?' he says,,'I don't
- know.'. But' anyway it sounded like a
a lot of .rock falling and trees' falling.
* I waited a few seconds and Ju_st_.tum__d,
■HanT/walSed back about six feet, and
was' still watching up tho mountainside. Right at) the government road I
could see somo mist. N'.lt was pretty
dark then.    There  is . a  big oiectric,
- liglit there,  ', I.heard  a noise-that
k sounded,.Jlke ,fl....wjpd.......lust „tbfift. I,
hollered to the boys it must bo a-snow-
Blldo, and we ran up a piece.' • Wo had
just got twenty yards, when it blowed
Q.: How long do you suppose it
was from the first tlme.you heard that
itound until ybu ran? ■
A_:   About 1G or 20 soconda,
Q: How long havo you worked up
then. T-       *■ v •
A_:   Since 19 W.
,, - Q.:   This snowsiido did not'come in
the Bamo place, as 7 the anowslido that
Ttom remember when n man was killed?
A",:   No, air. '       .
Q.: Wore you there helping to take
the bodies out?
A,:   Yes, air.
The next witness called was '
William McFegan: Who in part
said: "I am employed as overman.
On the morning bf December 30 I
was in the centre of the tipple going to
work. There was a very high blizzard
blowing at the time. -The Blide, lri
my opinion, came over when I was
about.,150 to 200 feet off on the tipple.
I did not hear the slide coming, there
was such a gale blowing at the ■ time,
and it blows so much heavier through
the tipple, ^e Went.to the end of
the tipple when we knew that some:
thing was wrong—the lights being out.
They were pulling the men off the, end
of the tipple—one of the uprights. One
of the injured was Cardamoni."
• Q.: That is all you know about-the
slide? .  -
A.:   Ves.
Q.: There was a slide about six or
seven years ago. ' What do you know
about that one?
A.: It came down the hollow where
this one came. It came on to the end
of the tipple.
Q.: -And since that time what protections have been made?
A.: A cog with two wings has been
put up. to divert the snow slides as
they come'down.
Q.:   Have ybu noticed 7 since   the
time that was put up any snow slides
strike them ? y •     -   ,.   ^ *"
MyliuB* Counsel Maintains That Criminal Libel on*King was Not
7 Oflmlnal Offence
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6.—Is libeling
of a king a crime involving moral turpitude? Such is the question absorb-'
ing the attention of Secretary Nagel,
who today received the appeal for admission, to' -the United States of .Edward F. Myllus, the English journalist
threatened with deportation from New,
York because he; was. convicted ln
Knglitnd of criminal ' libel of King
George.    .__■ ~'   ". .   '' •»
Counsel for Myllus in one of the
longest briefs,-ever submitted in an
immigration- case,, maintains that his
offense was pbli'i^M.and In no.sense"
criminal. . Myllus B*.;ved a year in
prison for writing a story. that the
King of England had contracted a
In'his appeal to ■ Secretary Nagel,
Mylius declared that his trial in-England was a farce; that his alleged offense was aimed against monarchial
government ' and- ' consequently, he
should be" a desirable and not an undesirable immigrant to a republic. He
contended the order for his deportation was-contrary to the constitution
of the United States.
LITTLE FALLS, N. Y., Jan^.—The
Little Falls Textile strike has.ended.
At a. meeting of .the strikers Ttonight
they voted to return to work, thus bringing, to a close a labor difficulty
which commenced - early in . October
last The settlement, finally reached
is on a basis of 60 hoars pay for 54
hours work and-.increases inpay for
piece work, which it la claimed will'
amount to about 10 per. cent.
NEW''YORK,,.'Jan. 4.—By far the
most far-reaching-plan.yet'adopted by
any American industrial corporation
for the pensioning., of its employes
was that put into- effect yesterday, by
the Bell Telephone System and affiliated interests.-'-; -A^ fund; oif $_.0,000,000
for pensions,' sick benefita and life insurance has been made available for
the employes of the several companies,
and their families and dependents, amounting altogether, to more than a quarter of a million people.' - The fund is
to be provided by annual appropriations by the American .Telephone and
Telegraph company, the Western Un-
ion' Telegraph company and the Western Electric Company,       ,
Have Two Sessions,,Then Adjourn Till
After District 6 Convention
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B. C. Election Act, Eight-Hour Day for Smelters,
,.  and Other Important Matters Discussed
NELSON, Jan, t 8.—The Board ot
Conciliation and Investigation appointed to deal with the dispute between
the metallferous mines and '.owners
met on Monday and yesterday, but owing to the men affected, {District No'.
6 W. F. of M.) holding their annual
convention in this city, It was decided
to postpone' it until it was oyer. W.
H. Bullock:-Webster* barrister, of Victoria, is chairman, and John W. Bennett, of Fernie, and C. R. Hamilton,
K.C., of Nelson, are representing the
men and the" owners respectively.
Dave Paton Killed—Three Others Injured, Not Seriously—Brakes H
Refused to Hold Train
(Special to the District Ledger)
'NELSON, Jan. 9.—District• 6" W. F;
of M. metjn_ann_uaLcon\'_entIonJor-the'
Q.:   Have you7 seen the course of
this present Blide?
. A:   Yes.1   y  .
Q.: Can you say whether It'came
down in a similar way to the last
slide?- • ■ '        '     "'    -
,£.J. jjIihla_Wt_cajne.do.wn the side of-
the ravine, and across into the centre
of the ravine across'the cliff. Ifjust
struck the cbrnor of the cog. If it
had hit the cog the cog would have answered its. purpose.'
Q,:   Had the Blide come as, the
other one,came you would believe that
would be sufficient protection to the
buildings below?'
- A,:   Yea. ,«  .
Q.: Have you ever before been
where these breakers are built?
A_:   No. -,.
' Q.: Then^t'ln merely your own
opinion—not as an expert?
A.:   It is, Just'what I think.
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f if tenth, time .yesterday and are continuing their sessions today and until
their business is transacted.- - President Davidson in his address made reference to many subjects of Import to
the organization and dealt at some
length witb^ the' matters in dilute between-themselves and'the operators,
and for which a board of, conciliation
has'been appointed." Resolutions asking the Dominion Government to; om-
prove the present system of the savings bank; authorizing the executive
to put an organizer in the field; opposing the suggested Increase in postage
rates on- newspapers and other matters of importance Is on the agenda,'
Reference was -made' by 'President
Davidson in his annual report to the'
Importance to labor of the .victory won
by District No; 6 and District No, 18,
United Mine Workers'bf "America in
the Kruz caBe which, by the decision
of the, privy .council, established 'the
right of-foreign dependents to secure
damages under the Workman's Com-
(Contlnuod on Page 2)
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•**WBW YORK, Jan. 6.—Street nccl-
.-donts In Now York City'during 1912
v'oausod tho deaths .of   S32 , persons.
■• Statements made publlo today by tbo
"National Highway Protoctlvo Society
show that 230 of those victims woro
chlldron of whom 103 wqrb run ovor
by automobiles,  Of tho total deaths
221 wore duo' to nutomnbllOB, J34 to
trolloy cars and 177 to wagons.    s.
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CAMROSE, Alta., Jan. 9.—Martin
Turk was burled- under coal and rock
at 12,30 p.m. today whllo drawing pillars in 20 chuto, Carry Seam, No, 1
Mino. Cannot toll how long beforo
tho rosouo party will havo him out, as
tho cave Is through surface, Martin's
family Is grown up, His wlfo died
somo yoara ago.
To the Electors of the
City of Fernie
Ladies nml Gontlomin.--
Iii prosontlng itiyHi'U w n cnn<lldal<T
for Mui Important offlco of Ma voi* of
tlio C!t> of fornlo far tlm y<w nf
1913,1 do so, not without liavliu; glvp.i
tho ci'ostlott most cnwifiil ronjldur.v
tlon nnd not without a duo regard tn
tlio responsibility ntiactm.l. I um
fully awaro that to inloqtintoly fuli'lt
tfVAtbe various duties which dovolvu
Upon tho position of Mnvnr of »hN
I uia; SAy i Alive ftivcn the offlco a
groat donl of consldciatlon boforo fli>
ally dwrldlng to snbn.lt my name In
nomination, Howovor, having so do-
elded and If you elect mo t._ iho posi-
iiotf, i y»\\ Oevole HU.f.cirnt tlmo Ai.d
what ability I poifes to faithfully U!j»-
ehurge my duty In nsststlii^ and ino-
racttlng the bast Interests of tho ?lty.
Tn roip^otfully soliciting your sup>
port.. may say that! haye boon * roi.:.
4»t\t of tho CAty for 13 jvinj and h_.<*.»
sorted throo terms on the Council.
The p»*t yvrtr r have fllli'il the po-!'
tlon ot ChAlrmau of Fiimm and with
that experience I.feel thnt I hsvo n
Mr knowledge of MtinlclfMl (.overn-
meat and some conception of Council
f fm\, thorotriro, thn' t Fnv-i to ficm .
extent earned promotion nrd that t
hsro somo Justification in *< t!<ins elor-
tlon to fill tho Mayor's oltnlr for tho
yonr 19111.
Tho small amount of work nccoin-
pIlHhod by this year's Council fs duo'...• Htlll
Company and Employes Still at Odds-
Asking Grand Trunk for Help
OTTAWA, Jan. 3—Thnt the Brothor-
hood of railway employes. Is still on
strike,was tho statement mndo today
by Prosldont Moshor of tho Brotherhood who Ib registered at tho Windsor
Furthermore ho snys tho project of
tho establishment of n strikers' organ
has reached fruition and n numbor of
publications which will bo printed for
Ottawa will bn called,"An Appeal for
Justice," nnd will bo Issued noxt Snturday. IIo maintains thnt thn railway
company Is still In a vory bad way for
Inck of oxporloncod mon nnd Is mnk>
Ing overtures to tho strikers Individually though It will not nrropt tlio roport. of tho bfllml of arbitration rorom-
men (I In i. wholoRnlo rrtlriH-J.tni.iont,
"Y<>s, tho strlko Is on aftnln, or rath-
snld Mr. Moshor.    "Tho C. I».
I>«nsation—Act-and,,in_the~gooa work
which had been accomplished by the
district." ' ■-*"."
. That District No. 6 was in a better
condition financially and from-, the
point of view of prestige than atony
previous time in its history,.5jns shown
byjftbfl- JWfcrt 'ol*"sVc'_retri^Biillland
who presented the.-statement of receipts and expenditures. ?
Amendments to.the Provincial Elections Act, which were regarded as'of
the utmost importance to the union
roen and people as a whole of this
province, were suggested in a resolution from Sandon local, which was referred to thb British1 Columbian Federation of Labojr. , ,
, NELSON, .B. C„- Jan. 10.—Legislation providing that:workors acquiring
miners' phthisis and other diseases
resulting from.employment undor unhealthy conditions-may secure compensation tinder the Workmen/a Compensation Act;; that tho Eight Hour
Law bo ox'tbndod tp include all men
working at smelters, and that tho B.
C, act' will be amended to the standard
of.the Alberta Compensation Act, woro
passed at .tho closing sessions of annual convention of W. P. of M„ No, 6.
Officers oloctod woro:
Presldont, Cuthbortsoh, Trail; Vice-
President, W. Plommlnfr,   KJmborly,
Socond Vlco-Prosldont, Goorge Castolo,
Trail; Socretary-Trens,,  A,   Shllland,
Sandon; Dolegato to B. C, F. of !.,,
Percy Johnstone and J. Cuthbertson;
District 18, Wm. Davidson, fratornal
A, J. Carter addressed the convontlon, nlso J, W, Dennett and Mr. Mc-
Nlvon, fnlr wngo officer, spoko lo tho
dolcgatos on matters concerning labor
which was received with ont.ui8l_.sm.
Mnttors pertaining to tho conciliation
board now sitting In Nolson woro ox-
tonhIvoly discussed nnd somo mlS'
tindorstnndlng rblntlvo to tho action of
some of thn locals was cleared. Convention cloned hy Interesting vnmurks
from rotlrlng prosldfnt, Davidson, on
tlio work of tlio orgnnnention during
his term of offloo.
(Special to the District Ledger)
NELSON, B. C, Jan. 10— Morning
session taken up With the examination
of J. D.^ Anderson, the Hope Mine of
the. Ruth Consolidated Co., offices at
Kalso. The company stated that their
reasons, for being unable to pay increase demanded was that they had
only one ore shoot and had not paid
any dividends. This company does
pay some of the men, the increas' asked, . but to pay the scale all round
would amount to an additional expense
of about ?8.a day.'
S. S. Fowler, of the Bluebell Mine,
at Riondel. gave a very carefully prepared statement of the property, sho'w-
ingv that the cost" of living .had ln-
The end of 1912 and the beginning
of 1923 will long be remembered in
Fernie, where two deplorable accidents
occurred, the, one following the other
within ten days. The first was more
disastrous, but the seriousness of the
latter, and the death of one of the most
popular men in Fernie will long be sorrowfully remembered. The accident
was the most serious of its kind
known on the M. F. and M. railroad,
and. up to .the .present tbe opinion
seems to be varied as. to. its cause.
The facts, however, are as follows:
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A slack train, made up of fifteen
cars, an engine and tender,foremost,
left Coal Creek at about 3,_IOcp.m. on
Thursday, anuary ,9. The crew consisted of Engineer J. Falconer, Fireman M. Morgan John, conductor
Elliott, and brakemen McLaren and
Millan. A few men.of whom David
Paton was one, who were evidently anxious to get Into town before the ordinary train, which brings the' day shift
men from work, or for some reason or
ouier, did not wait for it, Jumped on
and rode ou the cars. "Shortly after
leaving the Creek the train started to
gain 'speed more than usual, and on
the hand brakes being put on no impression could-be made on the pace.
In fact, from all accounts, it gradually
gained until at .the time of.,the. col-
wrecks, and many of, the cars remaining on, the tracks show unmistakable
signs of the disaster.        >• , •  , /
the employes, inasmuch as'the majority wero single men, while those
that are men of families are given considerations in the matter .of rent and
fuel (wood) which do not obtain in
cities. '"
E. Buckley, of the Queen Mine, stated that as'th^y were working a go?d
property tho cost of metals was not a
factor upon which to base a reason
for an increased rate of pay,
In the cross-examination made by
Wm. Davidson, assisted by W. B. Mc-
Isaac, secretary of the Miners' Union
at Ymlr, elicited the fact that the
other mines in the locality, including
the Yankee Girl, the Wilcox; the Dundee and jthe Motherlode, were.already
paying the increase demanded.
When adjournment was made, It was
for tho purpoBo of obtaining further
data from' Mr. Buckloy, and then taking up tho caso of tho Klmberly property, which will be put beforo the
board by Mr. Jamos Roberts, of Moyie,
on behalf of tho men, S. G. Blaycock
representing tho operators of tho. Con-
sblidntod. It Is also oxpected thnt
Mr. Guille, ,of tho G.ranlte-Poorman,
will appear boforo the board this afternoon. '
On Tuesday tbo board will hoar tho
ovldonco of the Sandon and Slivorton
'Mines involved at New Denver, B. C.
to tlia money mnrkot of 1912, which
did not warrant tho soiling of flO.doo
bonds for streot Improvements, I nm
vory plnnsed to stnto tho City him a
much Nmnllor overdraft this yonr, duo
to tho co-oporntton of tho Council In
trinwowe*t- *? !.r f!:.;,:,;v__,t
So fnr tin th* i»Mv In rrit.rerTicil M
Is only sharing In tho' gonoral stringency with all other municipalities
which wo hope will terminate soon.
In All work I have endeavored to
give  thn   Mnvnr  nnd   v*<•'«>-.   j;,-^
ni It toos sympathetic support   In   all
matters which ^considered In the best
Interests of tho city.
Any criticism which ! have Indulged
In has beon constructive rnthor ihnn
of an obstructive nature, and my only
motive, the welfare of tho city.
Jt Imvo not cnrrlod out tho terms of J
the report of tho board of conciliation,
end I am hcr^ to cominenco a cam-
pnlgn of organisation. Whnt Is moro
tlto C. P. It. is In a very bad wny as
tno merchants of Ottnwn who are now
ci (.unerring thoir shipments to tho
'(_.'._...] Think know, 1 hore Is 12,01)0,-
000 worth of freight outstanding on
the company's books at Fort William
which thoy cannot collect bocnuso they
have not tho men to do It. They can't
*..»_..* * wa.ance Dither. Thoy have In
many esses offored to take back some
of tho strikers at Increases or to pay
thorn for Instructing the now men,
but our members have refused so far
to do It. Some of them have got other
Jobs and othon tiro bfdfng thctr time.
"Son Siturdty will probably see
If oloctod, I promise to give ruinu fJr«f tnino of An Appeal for Junll...
luslstatice In  my power and  trmt > phrrr of our own which we are
that with tho harmonious co-operation
of the whole Council much will be accomplished.
starting in or<Vr to get onr ease bo-
toto the public."
Mr. Mcuher further maintained thnt
As the time Is limited a personal the vo\<"vm**i whi.h fin* m*dc» tha
canvas Is almost impossible, f respect- O.T.P. »r»V/» notion '- thr strike of tu
fully ukk your »ote and intlnwiri.       j ,r,,i., <((M *ti<-«il' A" *o with the C, P.
„  "      Yours truly, j r», i- '«,r wn of its flight clerks and
J, A. !>Knr.RY.,hind]»n.
000 Above Sum* ff»r 1fl11
NtiLSON, B. C,s Jan. 0,-Mlnernl
production of the Kootenay and Boundary districts In 1012 exceeded 117,000,-
000, tin Increase ef ** Onn ooo wm ;•»»;,
according to tlio Daily News annual roviow published this morblng,
Vnluos for tho various metals were:
Gold, H,7J8,.H; sllvor, 91,635,484;
copper, $5,747,781; load, IM45.714;
sine, tS34,785; ronl totalled $3,100,200.
The Co.iMolliliili'il Mining and
Smelting compnny's output was fl.,-
•KiU,7..;.; Heiiify gold mines produced
$703,719. nnd other stamp mills In district 1301,3W Oi/ldends paid dur-
Irg thc yonr totalled 11.212,351 and In
nddllton thn Grnnby company made
i'roflt or tl.X<t,m and Mother Lode at
3l.u_k- Cifctik l.--u_.il up tbh.im.    '
Growth In production Is common to
practically ovcry H<vrfon of thn district.
NI3W YORK, Jnn. C.—Tho garment
workers strlko is sprondlng rapidly,
and It Is now assorted tliat fully ninety
por cent of tho mon, womon and children nro out, Attompts at a sottlament hnvo boon mndo, hut without rosult, Mrs. llolmont, Mrs. Pastor
StolioH, and other wonlthy womon, lire
Riving substantial support,
What the Garment Workers are Striking Por;
Tho uliolltloii of tho subcontract Iiik
Tin) (ibolltlon of footpowor.
That r.o work lm given out to b.
dono In trwriment Iioiihoh,
Overtime to bo pnld for nt tlie rule
of tlmo aw! ono half, double tlmo for
A forty-elght-hour work wook.
A «_."«>'•« »uk" iiktoiiko of 'it) per
rent ...'J") Ihi. itw.'ivia in ...u Kitimvui
Operators:First clnts, wwlnjj around
cents, sewing In sleeves and pocltot-
mnkors, f2R por wook; socond clatm,
V.:.!',.n _,.y.,», \,',vtX.,V>, *Ml COill   HlltC'll-
ers, $22; third class, sleeve mnkers
and all other mnchlno workers, $10.
Tailors—First class, sbapcrs, under-
basters and fitters, $21; second class,
edgo basters, ennvss hastors, collar
makers, lining bnsters snd tmnhftfirn,
$21; third class armhole bssters,
slenve makers, nnd nil ..iVr tflllorlfli;,
rrewers—Bushel piwdrs, $24; re-
"lIaion~it~mTistT_iiyerbeoii- travelling at
the rate"of fifty 'milbs_.ani hour. -.This
may be accounted for byvthe;fact that
there is a drop of '600 feet from Coal
Creek to Fernie, and the snow that has
fallen of late has made tho rails, slippery, and as a consequence the wheels
with the brakes on them simply skid-
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ded.   When the engineer .saw tho predicament be ImmedJntely reversed the
engine; but tho heavy loail of cars
pushed it along on tho downgrade.
That the train waB travelling at a
tremendous pace ls bornn out by the
fact that tho tender, which jumped the
rails, was' thrown some fifty yards.
Unfortunately there  wns an  engine
standing by the water tank' taking
water, and'Into this tho slack train
dashed, and pushed lt right up to the
spot whore tho men generally get on
and off, adlstanco of about lfiO yards,
When tho bump occurrod, tin. threo
ond cars wore thrown off tho rails, ant'
In doing so knocked ngalnst tho water
tank and sand houso, both of tbooe'nnr'
the cars bolng smnshod Into atoms
How Grundy, >vwho was in tho sam!
houso, escaped with, hut Blight injur,
to his lip and a tooth .hissing, and En
glnoor Borgmnn and Fireman Griffith?
of the engine taking water, with no ir
juries, sooms to be nothing short o
miraculous.    David Paton wns foun<
laying terribly mutilated right on th
track botweon the switches of tho lilgl-
line nnd that of tho coko ovonB,   Coro
nor ,Wllkos, John Bold, David Roes tin.'
tlto undertaker, rnmovod tho corpsn
How tho unfortunnte victim enmo b?
his death is only conjocturn,1 notlilnp
definlto bolng known.   It would appear that ho, liko the othors on the
train, mndc n jump for llfo, but Imlnp
hiiiidlrnppod by having only one usr>-
ful log, he couM not g>u Honr nnd
wnn (.-might by tli<i pawing cars.   Had
ho hoon ou tho end r ir, ll Im fiulln posslblo thnt hln iinMuivly domino would
nol, now linvn to ho ■rhi-oiih \oi\.   Tlu»
front pnrt of Um two M.slnrii nro lotnl
"After we had taken the 2 o'clock
train up to the Creek I thawed out the
sand pipes, which were frozen and saw
that the sand was running freely. The
brakes were looked to and were in
good working order.
. "We had the usual quota of 15 cars
leaded with slack coal and left the
Creek  shortly  after  3  o'clock  p.m.
After we had started tho hand brakes
were set as is customary when bringing down a trip of coal cars.    During
tbe <old weather the brakes do'.not
grip the wheels effectively until' they .
ha', e'been on a short time, and become
heated.'   Usually they can hold the
train by the time we reach the lighter
grade at the rockcut.    Up to this time
the, speed of the train was not faster
than is ordinary with a heavy string ,
of cars.   As the train did not slacken
speed as it should Jf the brakes were
gripping,   I    whistled for the thandbrakes, and applied sand to the tracks: "
"Instantly I. realized that the train •
was running away and reversed the en-
gine7~""The wheels simply would slide
along and the speed- was not retarded '..
&4 all.    Neither did the train seem to
pick up" any speed.    As we passed the
switch to the high line there-was a'_
quick spurt ahead, and our speed rapidly increased.
- --,T,hro\¥ij,.Ot(Vof.tliV.4Cab Wlpdow,., „ _-.
"I knew that the other engine would
be coming'up about this time to go
over on the coko tracks, and I was_,;
sitting in the cab window leaning far
out to catch sight of it.     Wo were '.
running with tbe tender foremost, and -,
it. obstructed my view,'    When tho
tender struck the curve below the high-
line it up-onded,nnd loft    tho ralle.
Tho ouglne received a terrific wrenching and I was thrown out of the window,   I don't know how I struck, but."
I was not hurt.     Tho first thought;
tbat came to my mind was that tbe1
ongine had left the tracks and that It
would bury mo,   I could1 hoar tho train : -
passing by but could soo nothing for
tho snow and dust that was In tho air.
When the air cleared tho train had
passed ontiroly by mo.    1 waB probably IR feet from tho track.   I only
heard the sound of tho impact slightly,
whon tho two enginon mot."
The Fireman's Statement
Morgan  John  said  thnt tho train
eft about 3.10 p.m., and nothing un-
jsual occurrod until thoy got nbout
nalfway, whon, on trying to slacken
.pood, thoy found tho broken could not
;rlp.    On turning tho curvo ho jump-
xl, nnd for a time thought hn was
uirled In tho snow.    The first ho saw
f Dave Paton wns when walking nlong
lio truck.., when lio Haw his body tor-
rlbly cut up,
l-'lroniun Griffiths, on tlio 720 (tlio
migiun at tho wntnr tank) snys that ns
soon ns ho saw tho Hind, train coming
along nt thnt Hpcod hu roallzod tho
riiinKor nnd Jiini]>cd out.
(Continued on Pago _)
To the Electors of the
City of Fernie
Ti ' , ...-'.'   i -_<  _i,iu iiii'ii.uw. « UU UllS oc-
mull iii, I iin.Jf-i stand Mr, J. A, Uroloy Ih to bf my opponent, nnd whllo
we nro tho bout of frlonds I rospoct-
Kf-MtVtl"   K  «■ . .-"I   U'   "M?
At tho onrncHt i itli >'t Mmi o,r :i mnn ;
ber of tlio rHU-p.'n-tiit of thn ciiy of i
fornlo, I havo dv>'iit«<d to .>ff.-r mvHfir
nr ft candidate for the tit-'Uo ot Mayor I fully submit thnt my election at tho
c! the flltv of Vor >!>• tri" »'" •' •:•"•'. ' : ... ,.....*. »..., i* ii«t M'liu your )n-
yenr. ! terc«ln,     I shnll endeavor to see as
I feel thnt I ftlimid viito filn opon! mnny of you ss posslblo during the
Wtor In order that ihoiw v.lo may)short time between now nnd oloctlon
not bo alio to Jiitoul tlm nioilng. idny, and nlmll bo plonsod to discuss
Which I trust will be ruled tn limits j municipal matters at any conronlont
I time either privately or pnWIely, Tf
I tli'Ctt'd, 1 «<n assure you tlmt ,i tnrjro
i portion of mv time will he '• vctcd to
jthe dutien of the office, hi.I :rtv votn
nnd influence nhtill be gn-c, cm <:ur.
the municipal nffmr*, nin. I:enr from
me in tblrt Impcrn-ct  ^ny,   Whllo I
am conscious of my o*n l>il'ntlmts in
uuplrlng to the oit.re nf Mswor, yet I
am not without mnnlcip.-il exuirence,
having been twice i-ierv'd nn al-Urman !»nd o\tsry occasion for v/hjit rhill be
tuUr presscrs, second c.'ass, $21; un- j for the city, nnd bavin* served d'nr j fer the best Interests of the munld-
dcr,ire_,r>i-» and ed ;e i tewrs. $IK        fng my two terms .is (_i.«lr.m_r. cf tlio ' pallly.
Women ind Child Werkers- Um».oii ' Works and I'roperu Oorf.tii'ifc   Thej    Wishing jew nil the eempfrmen-s ot
tewers and bushel hsmfs. I?*: hint fact ttut _ U^.u .,h-h t« rrM'e»t of'the season   and   carnt-stly soliciting
buttonhole makers,   first   class, 3» i , Fernie tor m tro th:.n im slve ye'irs and [your vote and Influoneu on the IfltW
cfnts; second flsss. sack coats, V',  Imvo prnctlmlly .-ill mj I; '-r-s't *\err« j Inst.. I am.
cents: feller hands, not less than $10 encours^* m»» lo •■• Ik.- »!._. j.-.-.?«III. Yours respecifiiilv.
**««*• j consider me Ju»tl! ■ J   i   i,\\ -,g jo« f J. L. GATES.
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Australia's Scheie for
Industrial Problem
By George A.  Dorsey,  Ph.D., LL.D.,
- In Chicago Tribune 7
SYDNEY—I can conceive it possible
that'the introduction into the state of
Illinois fof certain schemes at present
in force in Australia forsettling industrial disputes might produce an exactly
opposite result and possibly bring on
industrial chaos and revolution. I
think it necessary that we get this
point of .view before us at once.
Australasia has provided certain machinery for handling certain industrial
These schemes for settling industrial
disputes aro part, an inseparable part,
of the mOral and economic fibre of the
country. It is not possible to pluck
them out and examine them apart from
their social and economic environments, as one would a plant.
1 may Illustrate by specific instance:
A few years ago a ministry placed on
tho statute book of New South Wales
a new scheme for industrial arbitration. It was admittedly in advance of
all existing'legislation. But that bill
wis introduced by a liberal ministry;
labor was the opposition. Now, this
made a great difference. Labor fought
that bill tooth and nail, and, though It
succeeded in having it largely amended, when the vote for the third and
, final reading came, labor voted solidly
against the bill. . ■"       n
Why Labor Opposed It
More than that it required the great-'
est effort on the part of labor leaders
to prevent New South Wales trades
unions from declaring war on the act,
simply because it had not been put
through by their own party! Even as
it was, the New,South Wales act of
190S—though/ I repeat, it was in advance of' previous legislation' — had
great difficulty in getting a fair hearing'at the hands of iabor. 	
Again; at preseiiTlabor" occupies "the
ministerial benches. Labor is now proposing to repeal practically all existing industrial legislation, substituting
therefore a bill embodying many features which have been proved practicable and adding hitherto untried features. The opposition, the Liberal
party, fights tbis bill, opposes1 it at
dicules it, sneers at its novel features,
and, such is the weakness of human
nature, we;may be fairly certain that
when the bill becomes law employers
\will not be slow in finding fault with
it and, if possible' negativing its possible results.   ■
Labor Flouts' Act of 1901 .
Another illustration: It has been
claimed that the industrial arbitration
act of 1901 prevented strikes, Labor
says so. The opposition snys: "Nothing of tbe kind. During thc three years
following the passing of this-act the
country wns depressed; .times were
hard; lnbor could not afford to strike.
As soon ns tlio country recovered from
the .disastrous results of the' great
dronghts—ns soon.,ns. .trades unions
wow fortified !.e,hlnd..bank nccounts-r-
BtrlkoB.wjere'Nifniu.pd.", <	
Bvery ,-prp.ylgipn .tfoiv, settling ■ Indus-
trial disputes has a history and-a result, i.e., the success or failure of the
pends not so much on the inherent virtue of the law,as on the disposition of
one.or the other,-or both parties, to
abide by the law,- That disposition depends again upon whether labor or an
opposition rls to enforce the law, regulate the courts/ etc.
So I think it possible that legislation-
which 'had proved successful here
"might ibe an' utter failure, or might
even prove a despot's tool and bring
on revolution, for example, in Illinois
The composition of socety, the character cf tho people, the euiomlc condition of tho masses, the financial condition of tho classes, the aims, aspirations and ideals ot society at large ln
New South Wales and.Illinois are as
different ns they could be when we
consider that they have both sprung
from a common stock, have a common
tongue, a common literature, and a
common roligin.
New Era in Industrialism
I do not mean to prejudice the cause
of arbitration or the principle of con;
dilation. The New Zealand act ■ ot
1894 does not mark a new era in industrial warfare. ,     . •-'.,.
The measures which have grown
out of New Zealand legislation, not
only on the Australian continent, but
in other parts of the industrial world,
have been notable—there is no doubt
of it.
But I am certain that,the method
of achieving these results or even the
principle at,the basis of such a settle
ment is the-best? the wisest, or at all
enduring, Nevertheless, this much has
been accomplished; Man, in the process of evolution, while-regulating various disputes which seem inevitably to
arise whon masses of men of different
aims come in'conflict, bas devised certain machinery; this machinery, in
1894, was extended to cover a new set
of disputes.
We got far enough yesterday in the
history of industrial legislation-to see
not only that there was some confusion, but that there was some,doubt
as to just what legislation was trying
to accomplish. .-    -
This it would seem was because
early in the development of the idea
of industrial experiments in Australia"
two principles were involved. There
was the proposal to regulate industries'
—that is, to interfere with the relations'between employers and employes
—first, for the purpose of saving the
community from the reproach of tolerating the existence of sweating in-,
dustries. Thus we find two entirely
distinct experiments—the attempt to
prevent strikes in one state; the attempt to prevent, the existence of
sweated industries in another state.
Legislation for Double Result
Now, lo secure freedom from strikes
and lockouts nnd to prevent swentlng
or secure n high rate bf wnges, Australia has adopted two methods—ono
the 'direct method of Industrial arbitration court, the other tho indirect
method of wages boards,.
The wages bonrd, so far as Austrn-
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Your Vote and Influence
'        for
for Alderman
lia Is concerned, Is the spawn of the
sweated industries of Victoria: In the
clothing, furniture making, bread making" and butchering industries the condition of labor was' notoriously bad,'
Parliament empowered the governor
in council to appoint four boards, one
tor each of the Industries above named'. '
• Each board could fix the .minimum
daily wage rates for piece work, and,
the number of "improvers",', (as apprentices for less than three years are
called), in the particular industry, for
which the board was .appointed. The
decisions of the boards became legally,
effective as the common rule of the
industries, and were enforced by'the
inspector of factories, who was given
the necessary powers for this purpose.
Workers* Wages.Raised
The wage boards of Victoria immediately began to improve the condition' of labor. Bakers' wages were
at once raised from 32 to 42 shillings
per week; in the clothing trado from
20 to 26 shillings; in the furniture
trade from 39"to 45 shillings.
The declaration of a minlnium wage
had also a most ibeneficial consequence
in that lt put an Immediate end to
sweating. " Employes found It junpro-
f It able to employ .out workers'; they
took them into factories, where they
were employed at piece rates.
Trouble Likely to Ensue as Result of
Action Taken by Authbrlties-—Many
Old Employees Will Lose Pensions,
Without Which They Will Starve.
Pare— Wholesome—R diable-^
Its fame is worldrwide. Its superiority'
unquestioned. Its use is a protection
against alum food. In buying baking
powder examine the lkbel xarjefully
and bet sure the powder is made from
cream of tartar. Other kinds do hot
make the food healthful.      r- ■.    '
LONDON, Jan. 6.—Trouble is likely
to .arise in the labor, world as the result of the Port of London authority's
decision to penalize every employe
wbo went on strike during the recent
dispute at the docks.- '
The authority (while it'" promises
that each individual- application shall
be considered on its merits) has resolved that "in no case shall any laborer who struck work during the late
strike receive the full pension or benevolent allowance which would, in ordinary circumstances have been paid
,to him on leaving' tne service through
old.age'or ill-health, and that where a
reduced pension or benevolent allowance is' approved" by -the authority-it
shall be granted at their absolute.pleasure." - ■ ■■
__________      ■_ .  -  ^        -(	
. The effect fiTlhat uo penslbrTwlinje
paid to such an offender at all—for an
allowance that can 'be withdrawn at
will cannot be called a pension. _   '
Mr. Harry Goslin, 1_. CO., one'of
the labor members of.the authority,
explained .the- position yesterday. "I
feel compelled," .he said, "to "let the
mon know that' at least their case has
been put forward in the best way possible, and that the only- support I had
was, from Mr, Orbell and Sir Edwin
Cornwall. <
"Thoy were tho only members who
supported an amendment, .while I moved ^to strike out everything from the
resolution except Uio decision to consider each case on its merits.
"TriUe this' young man, who, liy his
i.Rltntibn, helped to'bring nbout thb
trouble, By, the ordinary rules of wniv
fare, if lio Is, l)entoi., he. suffers. Hut,
tako tlio old mini who'is Hearing hits
pension, but, having enjoyed ihe good-
fellowship of ills .chums all liis life,
'doesn't want to'finish his existence ub
iv blackleg, Surely lie" ia worthy of
consideration difforont from that given
to tlm young man? Yot tho old mnn
Ih lo ho a losc,r, without any consideration of tho spocial clrcuniRlinicoH,, Tt
Bhows that tho Port of London authority Ih vindictive." .    .
Amazement Jn  France  at  Words
Judge In-Dismissing Case   \
„ PARIS, ..Jan.' 77— Ama.ieiaeit1 is expressed by the French press today that
the court which acquitted Mme. Bloch
yesterday for' killing Mrs. Minnie
Bridgemanl of Wilwaukee, practically
signified the "right to' kill."    -
The theories proclaimed by Bertil-
us and public Prosecutor u'ournier during the hearing are scored severely
by the conservative press of France,
who find the doctrines laid down by
the court imprudent and dangerous to
society. ■        •--•_--• , . ,   •
While several' .-writers' declare ironically that young women at least have
been' taught- "the real rights of the
wife," -'the Temps after criticising the
judge's remarks especially condemns
•Mme. Bloch's. victim was all picked
out for her and that the victim was her
husband. •,
"If she had only shot him we should
only bow o'urT. assent" "If such law
is preached in the French courts,"
comments the Temps, "it only remains
now to place a revolver among the
gifts to bridal-couples for the slightest
suspicion however, unjust, will rightfully expose the husband to a' lively
fusilade of shots."
" Although the acquittal of Madame
Bloch caused little surprise, the-doctrine laid down'by the court becomes
a' great theme ' of- , discussion while
the judge's remarks that "a wound
caused by jealousy always heals", has
become the subject of lively debate.'
thTTutterahces "of-~ tlre-public-proseou*-
tor' whom  it quotes as saying that
Women in Denmark who-earn their
living in trades, have been invited to,
join the ranks of the" men's trade union, but oni the condition 4that, they
insist on equal pay for equal work, -  '
Inquest on Victims X:
\   ^» - '-1 _    .' '  .        ;        ■■",•,;'.
of Coal Creek Slide
MMf.tM In I > JVUMwA ■ A'.UMVA'l ••»"' fi'
Slit IU..M1...1. WAI.KI.H, C.V.O., U.I)., ...CU President
(ioiu'ritl Muniuittr , AtmUiuiu Oviionil Mnnntfcr
Statistics ' Issued    Covering    Seven
Groups of Industries in Great
-1       Britain
CAPITAL, $15,000,000        REST, $12,500,000
I Iiik Jiuiil. oilci.s tii)Miip.i.v.i_u MUii-iv.. ._> uiu.... S'n^ I. „.>',.. v-"__
wiiii io.uk i uuui.li!_..■>. Jl i.i -■'jvi.._]!)■ u|lii|'jv! '''I" thp purrln",? und
sale of Si<;iUnbuild oilier Frtroifjn i-scliimffc, drafts nnd Cubic Transfers, :tiul f»>r the .Iii.iiu-|iijj of imports nntl exports of merchandise
Commercial credits, Foreign drafts, Money Orders, Travellers'
Cheilites nnd Letters of Credit issued nnd available In nil parts of the
Collections effected promptly nt reasonable rates.
f..  3.  OACK,   Mnn»o_(  (•'..F.NtE   BRANCH
fffeifoyi •">
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LONDON, Jim. 7. — A blue book
roiiinlnliiK iitntlnlU'H rcRanlln^ !»« operation of llio Workmen's (.omponHn-
tlon Act has JtiHt boon Issued. Tho
nnliJo.it In trouted from tho IiiihIh of
seven groups or lnduHtrl-ofi: Mines,
iiimrrloH, rAllways, fuciorloa, hurhni-H
nnd dorks, const met Ion work snd shipping
Tho total ninnmit pnld in ronipoiim.-
tlon under llio Act wiih MMlUnl, nn
incrouso of $.ir>6,709 on mo sum imlil In
1IH0. When costs, lognl nnd tnmncnl,
nro Included, tlio totnl .-hnrgo nmonnts
to .1,000,000, Tho in.Krc_.fita'number
of workers coinlnt. undor tlio iHit Ih
7,00i»,i)oo, while tho number employed
Included In tho groups Is 130,881,
The nvwriRn por bond for persons
cni|iloyml In the witulo ui (lie |fi'hii>-
irlort wns ils, fid., mines heading tho
lli.t with fin nvr-rriKo of 2:1s. tfd., nnd
the docks Hucond with 21 h, Od, .
It Ih computed Hint in the coM mln-
Inj. industry The uveiiiKu worm, oui <u
Is. Jil. per ton raised.
Do nol he sfrnld to spenk up for
Uio ,•■■ pipuinr mmf If ynu heJlevn it
Is the right one, Tho school hoy who
MI,i'.i tin: iJile of n Icielior nn-nlnnt thn
majority of his nlnssmnles, or tvho
coos on record agnlnst some practice
o( school llfo of which ho disapproves,
thoimh ho fs only ono nxslnst many,
Is of tho stuff of "Which leaders are
made. At Mm* po*n on unpopular
causes frequently becomo popular, and
irtoso who were sneernd tit for tho
Mind thoy took camo to bv praised
.ind honored.
Continued from Page 1)
Mr. Murphy (engineer); .Next gave
evidence by .bl_|e' prints, etc., of tho
cabbing. ■     .-.   . ■■   "
. Mr,   Slmnlcs  was  next  culled  nnd
gave the following evidence:   ', '<
• Q,:,- How long ,linve.you boen in
charge, Mr. Shanks? ■ '   '
A*:- .Three years tills month",
Ci,: The Union have cortain men In
oaoh mine, hiwo thoy not, who ■ tiro
looking aftor the .safety of tlio mines,'
etc.?, ' .■■'.- .    ,.
A.:.    Thoy  linvo, undor  tho  COul
■lines Act,    They,Inspect Um mines aa
regards safety, timbering, RiiB'vontllu-
.tlon, etc, • '     . •
Q.;. Do thoy malco rr.coinmon.ln-
tions? ■
A:    Yes,   IiihUIo   tho  mlnos.
(J: Such men ub that could havo no-
hlng to say as to outside of the mines?
A:   Only In the nilnr-B,.
Q; Have you ever heard anyono in
the three yours that'you Imvo boon
tlioro say that thero was Onager in
tlm cnrpcnterH' (.hop from h11(3gh?
A; Noon'.. Iuih ever como to mo
and mado tlmt Htntomont.
Q: Nave you «evor hoard anyono
nmiio such a Htntomont?
A:   No,
Q: Now, rogurdlng this breaker,
have you had any experience with such
A:   No,
CJ: This one was built. pi-dvlniiH to
your tnkliiK tlio overnight?
A:   1 havo liispoctcil It every yonr,
Q:   it iH under your liiHiiectlnn?
A:   Yes,
(_: Wlmt wits tlio condition of that
niiow breaker this full prior to snow
A:   fn good condition right, nlong.
Q:   No debris lyiuir there?
A:    No.
,Q:   linvo there ever boon nny slid-
Cit lil(lJl)iC'(l _J> (Jut, lmui_i;_  .'null,,, ju.it
fiUjx i . IhUlll"
A: I uetiially imw ono slide tnko
place, hut It wnn n small thing. It
wns the cornice thnt gnvo wny nnd It
went practlcnlly ov>'V thn rog,     The
iUn w.......: ;„ „..v.'. :i.    v. vy. r<_.
como vory fnr,
(J: That practically went ovor tho
At Yen, Two years ngo nftor tho
big storm we lmd i. slide that wont
over llio rour an-l spronil round to such
nn oxtont thai 11, H0.«rc«ly reached tho
track. It wns -mresil fnu-shftpn by tho
Q: Alter thnt lost .illrto thnt you
spoko of did you conslAer tho cog competent to ntnud jiiiow which might fall
from thnt place?
'A:   I dirt.
Q; I presuMn that you ware often
In thn enrponters' shop?
At It was about my pUco ovory
morning about that time.
Q: Can you give an1 opinion ns to
where the snow started from? 7
A: It- was a very Btormy'.'mbrning,
and it was 'dart.. About ten o'clock
I surveyed it. Somowhere, about 100
yards below tho Second bluff, which is
up quite .a longwny—about 1000 feet
—there was n big break in the snow,
.where tlie snow in front had evidently
parted, but below that'there was no
evidence of tho mountain'sldo being
, . . .• In any way'by broken tlmbor. ''
Q: To-what depth was snow on-top
of th* buildings whon rescue Blurted'
A: It was so mixed up 'with buildings that porhaps two feot of anew,
and then part of tho roof, and somo
i lore snow nml part of.th« wall—,  ■•
Q: What would tho average dQpth
be?    '
Takliij. ft nil through tho ilvor-
depth' would not bo' moro' than
or' five foot—snow and dobrls,
Had lt sufficlont forco to go to.
the'railway tvack? . ,
A:   No,
' Q:   It was nearly spent  whon It
struck Iho Bhop?
A: If lt had not carried thoso largo
trees HO to 40' feet in longth nnd 18
Inches to '£ foul In diameter It would
not have wrecked tlio shop at nil,   ,
Q: Thero wore six men ■ killed—
(nninns rend)? You hiiw those six
men tnkon out?/,
A: I saw nil with thn except Ion ef
Q: You know thnt those men wore
nil killed?
A:   Yes.
Q; Do you think the timber hnd
nnythhiR to do with wrecking? Do
you think tbe amount of snow would
bn Hiifflcicnt to wreck tho shop without timber?
A: Not. sufficient to collnpno shop.
Might hnvo made It lean over, bnt
not nollnpHO nltogother,
(.);   Now that tho cog Is full of snow
would tlm cne Hnvo?
A:   Tt, would havo thn offnnt of giving It nnotlior jump.
Q:   lt would brenk tho snow?      ,,
A:   Yes,   I havo boon up looking nt
ii'hrro tlw> «mn\v drooped, hut It deemed
to mo to havo broken from tho first
cliff—about 150 feot. ' "rben it, boat
about 00 f«et to tho loft and 100 foot
above tha right wing ot tho cog looking up tho hill. Rprond out fan-shapo,
part (jf It going ovor tho right wing of
th() cog and pnrt. of It going to »ld
Number Ono snow shad.
t)s You don't think tho tlmbor
would give It moro momentum now
that it Is filled up?
A: No. Tho extreme wings nro not
filled up.   Just tho apex.
Q. Ho you think It separated from
nbovo tho rock?
A. 8omew-i«er undor tho second
cliff. Tho snow was hunvy thoro.
If, Is heavy there now.    it certainly
had'some momentum at that to Jump
the air 150 feet y",'v y\-•- "\ ];-'■'-";
Walter Campbell, when called, gave
evidence': ' ->, £ i""-ry V".''".\',\' y
r, Q: Yon are one of those"hurt in the
slide?- " ■./'"""••:'■ y*.'/».' -''" \X '- '''•■'
/il 166.     vy     'y-.     ■> *■    v ' '*"      ,V<
Q: You had charge of the carpenter
crewfor-some-time? 7    . *"'•  -_""-,
:A: "ihad.-'-J--,-. / -\ Ty- ,   ' ■',.-
Q;   How long haye yqu had charge?
A:   About 14 months," I think ^t is.
Q: - Have you in that time' had any
nervous fear^of accident from snow-
slides?.   - -     (;---' ••' •■ .' .j, v y .  ■
A:   I" can't" say. that Ihave.".
Q: , Hare'the men in the carpenters'
shopj to, your' lcnowledge,. spoken of
this fear of snow slides and asked for
removal from, that place? ''■■*,'   ' .
.A:   Not at all.       "y :',"   ,  '.' .. ;■
Q: Have'you ever heard them conversing as to fear, of being caught in
a slide?"   ,  '     '•'•-/:',
A': No; L have;not- But practlc-
aliy'a year ago now, but possibly later
—it was in January some time—there
was a small slide. It did, not do any
damage, hut came on the hack of the
shop^—Just sufficient to put the.window out and put a quantity of Bnow in
the inside.. ' , ',
.Q: Did you hear anything after
that?    ' '     ; .    ,    "
A:. Well,: Just at that very time they
were nervous tor a few dayB until the
scare wore off.
.. Q:\ You do not consider the place
unsafe to„ work in.yourself?.. "
A.:' As a matter ot faet 1 had never
given Lt a thought until-that time.
Q:, And since, then?- ,.   ■'„
A: 'I,ha!ve not thought'nothlng inore
of it" since. '. ". *     ' .
i f    _ ' , \rs ; i; »
. Q: Then your men were not wort
lng under any apprehension . of a
slide?" '-'_.'*.'.
A:    No.        ". 7' t '' "'.,"".- '.
.  Q:   Did ybu consider the cog sufficient protection?    ,.
A: I have never considered it personally and the men have never complained regarding it. ,       - •
Q:_ Did' you haye any.warning of
the slide coming on the 30th December? .   ".•   ,    ...     .'      ■"
A:   None" whatever.
Q: What was the first that you
knew of it? . -    ' '
A: ,The first that I,knew, of'it was
the breaking-down ,'of the building,
and at the same instant-the light dis-.
appeared! It was instantaneous and I
was buried in snow and debris imrne-'
diatejy.. 'It was so-quick I did not
have time to 'turn my head.- ,
Q:o I suppose the relief was almost
at once?-    7   ' ■' ': '•
A: Immediately the slide ceased I
distinetiy-heard—Mrr-.Grockett— hollering on the-outside.".! hollered myself
to try and attract his attention ^ or
someone's,' but failed 'to do so. Some
time later, I could not say how,much
time-had elapsed' until I heard Mr.
Shank's voice directly, I would say, on
top-of me.     I hollered again,'and ho
heard me."   • '.,-•'
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.This concluded "the evidence. .
After deliberating about twenty-five
minutes, the' Jury brought 'in tho, following decision: ,   y
"We, .IhQ, undersigned jury,' empanelled -to1 enquire Into tho clrcum-
stances attached to.the death of James
Buckley, Alexander Worthlngton,
Henry: J;-' Nell,'' IJaJfeJ • Mnflycauh,
Thomas Catanrtro una'Hosnrlo'Dnnllc,
who'met their doath at Coal Creole .on
Monday, December-30th, 1012, about 7
o'clock a.m., find'thai they came to
their deaths by a snowslide; no blame
being attncliod to anyone. •
'"Il'lDWii:—We,"'tho jury, would re-
commend thnt tho cog and placo be
drawn to tho attention of tho1 government-for an expert to-look over tlio.
ground and ascertain if tho cog is sufficlont to break nny othor snowslide that
may happen ngain, nnd if othor placos
nro safe where moti are at work.'K
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NEW YORK, ■ Jan.. 5.—-'There are
seven deadly sins of which women and
t society 'are guilty,".. declared^ Mrs.- Mildred Manly Easton, at the Astor Hotel,
in. an address before, the Life as Fine
Art "Club,, of which ^ she Is'the president. The seven' feminine sins, according to Mrs. Easton, are gluttony,
laziness, fear, envy; jealousy, revenge
and lust. v  "       ;   •      .
'" -T. place gluttony first in the list he-,
cauBO.it aeenis to be-.woman's besetting sin. We are digesting all the
time. Prom breakfast until'luncheon
women digest; from luncheon until
dinner time they digest again,; and
after dinner they' tjre digesting, the
greater part of the evening.
"Lazlnss Is the nex't'most Important
of bur sins.     There are hundreds of
women walking around every day more
dead than alive. / '*. ' -'*S~
Fear In Thirdl Place ' T;*
, "Nest comes fear," she "told _her.au-.
dience. -' "Fear pinches us until, we-
haye no circulation. .:We grow fearful of poverty,* of' loneliness, of. trusting, etnyone,., and we, are .'so afraid of
being *een talking with 7a person who,
is not-in'our set that we have developed into snobs. '■'"-• '7 •:' ' y~
"Jealousy, makes a. woman.ungracious, sour and snippy. This sin is the
root of all the mean little trick's women play. Envy)makes, a' woman
sneaking. When envy gets a strong
hold on her it ruins, her« claims to
beauty.'     '
"Revenge develops the dangerous
woman. It makes you''say to yourself when you see her, 'Beware of that
creature.' Although I have" included
lust In the list of seven deadly sins,
... really isn't one of which many bf us
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• Jules Guesde, at the congress of. the
Socialist' party of France, held at Lille,
said; condemning the general strike:
"Before taking a stand on the. general
strike, it is-necessary to know what
this term signifies. The general-strike
is, in fact, .originally the weapon-of
the employer." He then showed .'that
the English employers, by means of
the lockout, forced what amounted to
the general strike, and by-this action
impoverished the workers and destroyed'the. unions. '       ■•':'_,
Guesde is not altogether accurate.5
It was a general strike that led to the
lockout ' The lockout was the answer,
of-the employer to what was perhaps
the greatest effort in history to paralyze industry, by-nieans of "one big union" and-a general, strike.     -       -   ■
TheonO big union of which -we .hear
so much today existed in England in
the early thirties:. Several unsuccessful efforts were made to form, a" "General Union of the%Productive Classes/''
and at last-Robert Owen.-toward; the-
end- pf,<1856,' outlined his.-great- plan.
"It is intended," he. saidr "that national', arrangements shall" be formed
to•■ include ■ all ■ the working fclasses in
the' great organization, and that each
department shall become 'acquainted
with what is'going on in "other departments, t'dai,'all individual competition
is to cease; that all manufactures are'
to be carried on by national companies.
All trades 'shall first'form-associates
of-lodges, to consist of a convenient
number for carrying on the business.
.... All individuals of the specific
craft shall become members." •   ■ -,
-"Immediately after this, we find in
existence,".- says Sidney B. Webb,'
"a Grand National Consolidated Trades Union''!" -This organization seems
to-haye-*actually-started in January,
1834. Owen was its chief recruiter
and propagandist. During, the next
few months his activity was incessent,
and lodges were affiliated all over the
country. '_ Innumerable local trade
clubs were absorbed.' : Early in February,' 1834, a "special, delegate meeting was'held'at'Owen's .London' Iiisii-'
tute -iii' 'Charlotte"' street,'' ^'Fitzrby
Square, at-which it was resplved.'that
the'new body should take the form'of
i-,»\-,'e.,-< <••<_»
••*.* ,'f,. _■-"
million members, including tens of
thousap.ds of farm" laborers and women.. .This must have been in great
measure due to the fact that, as no discoverable regular contribution was exacted for capital expenses, the affiliation or absorption 01 existing organizations was very easy. Still, .the extension of new lodges in previously organized trades and districts was enormous      A   positive mania   for
trade unionism set in. In'December,
1833, we are told that 'scarcely a
branch of trade exists in the west of
Scotland that is .not now in a state of
union.' The. Times' reports" that two
delegates who went to Hull enrolled
in one evening ,1 thousand men of
various trades. .... Shop assistants
on'the one hand, and journeymen chimney sweeps on the other, wero .swept
jnto the vortex.. The cabinet makers
bf Belfast insisted on joining the trade
union, or friendly society, which had
for its object the.unity of all cabinet
maiiers in the three kingdoms.'' We
hear of 'ploughmen's unions'"as far
as' Perthshire, and of 'shearman's union' at! Dundee;, tAnd the .'then rural
character of the metropolitan.suburbs
is qdajntly.hrought home to us ,by the '
announcement of a union of the,'agricultural and-other "laborers' of Kensington, Walham Green,. Fulham and
Hammersmith,' Nor were the women'
neglected. ' The 'Grand Lodge of Operative Bonnet Makers' vies iu activity
with the-miscellaneous 'Grand'Lodge
of the'Women of Great Britain and Ireland';1 and tlie 'Lodge of Female Tailors' Order'* ls"rea'liy going to prohibit
women from making waistcoats." (History ''of Trade Unionism, Webb,' pp.'
119,422). •      ',       "     "
» Under Owen's teaching   the   trade,
unionist came to believe that it was
possible' by a universal non-political
organization of. wage earners to raise
wages and shorten the hours of labor
"to>an extent which at no ve'fy distant
time would'give them the whole proceeds of-their-labor. : "Under tbe'Sys-
tem-proposed by Owen the instruments
of production were to become the'prd--
perty.-not.of.-the whole 'community,'
but of ...the--particular set-of-worker's-'
who. used.>them:-.'The- 'trado'. unions'
were. to"be:-transformOd into '_i_.tidrid.;
companies'.'tOv'carry onfall tlle'riiahufa'c''
tures_' -j-Tfce/agrieulturartmion ."washed-
the Trades Journal, 'at.many of the
meetings of the Grand-National" Consolidated Trades'.,Union„and have a distinct recollection of the excitement
that prevailed in them—of the,apparent determination to carry out its principles in opposition'to every obstacle—
of cthe enthusiasm exhibited, by, some
of the speakers—of the noisy approbation of the meetings—the loud cries
of 'hear,' 'bravo!' 'hurrah!' 'union forever!' etc. It was the opinion of
many at that time that little real benefit would be effected by the .union, as
their'proceedings were indicative, not
of calm and dispassionate investigation" of the causes of existing'evils, but
of an over-excited state of mind, which
would speedily evaporate, and leave
them in the same condition as before.
The event proved that this opinion was
pot ill-founded. A little molehill obstructed their onward progress; and
rather than commence the labor of re
moving so puny an obstacie.'they chose
to turn back, each taking his own path,
regardless of the safety or the interests of his neighbor.* It was painful
to see the deep mortification of the
generals.'end leaders of this quickly-
inflated army when left, deserted and
alone upon the_ field.", (History of
Trade Unionism; Webb, pp.137-137.)
LONDON, Jan.' 7.—Tlie Labor Party
Is' apparently worried 'about 'J"fr. "John
Burns. Its-niost important'organ, the
Dally .Citizen, in , which the , miners
federation has '.this, week' invested
$50,000, has just made a pathetic appeal to - "Honest"-John" to break his
"long., and agonizing silence," There
is.no attempt to. dictate, "or even to
suggest to John Burns as, to what he
shall.say or how he shall say.it. All
that he is asked is that'he shall speak.
As to his speech, well—anything will
do.-. "7 • "'".'-' ' ' ' '- "■ /" ' y?
. It's a case as'the old. sentimental
song has it, of "Only to hear his voice
once more."     y "'•
The writer'of the appeal'waxed "almost poetic.    Of Burns,;he"says: "•
"Within, his own constituency, lie
fcannot-be; tempted to,make himself
either seen or heard and..those jyho.
were wont-to' look io him for wisdom
ai',1 guidance7'and' back- in his' niild
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'    '224,'8th  AVENUE,, West, CALGARY.'
aj! edPratio^oflseparate'-trideVlOdg^ _jgg|°gggigS ''of'the '^na^tM; miiE
each'lodge- to' be composed, usually ef-
vision, for "miscellaneous lodges" iii'
places~,,where the.immber were..small,7
and.-eVen for'^'feViaJe mlsciel.anious^
lodges/' ""Each"lodge'retatned its'own-
funds, ^levies being made throughout;
the', whole order for striko, purposes!*
•Tjhe > conferehpe urged each lodge tq
provide for Its own members, and prof,
posals wero adop'ted to lease, land- ov(
which to employ "turn-outs," and td
sbt.up'co-operative workshops. ... '
. "Nothing .iii the. annals of unionism'
in thjs. country at all approached tha
rapidity "of tlie growth which ensued.
Within a. few 'weeks tho .union appear^
to,have beep joined by at, least half a
quickly RtopB coughs, cures - colds, and heali
the throat and lungt. '    ti      :t      as cent*)'
The   Season's  Greetings
I extend my cordial good wishes to my many
friends ancj. patrons with sincere appreciation of
their courtesies during 1912, and the hope that
continued prosperity and happiness' may be the
portion of all during the coming year.
J. D. Quail
[era' •union"o£-'.the.-'minesV*theirt'e*t'iI6'
unions of-the fadtories,- ' Ea'chUrade
was to be* carried on by its-'particular
trade uuion,.centralizea into 6_ie','g_!arid
lodge.'.!■••...'.(History bf 'Trade-Unionism;
Webb, p. 1*44.) -V*. •■• .-   v;'.'--".'.
I * •
In the opinion' of Owen,' the new
moral world- woMd'.be".established in
six months.     The. change from tho
capitalist,system, to a co<mn|ete,..orgnn-
iza,tion of-industry^,junder.-.voiuntary.
asscic.iatioris.of 'producers, was -to como
suddenly .upjoji society, like, a thief in
the rii'ghtl.".'.,' ('One, ye ar,". declared, a,
disclpl_e.".of.,',Owen,'. "may,, dlsorganlao.
the, whole" fabric of the.old.world,;aiid
transfer., by a 'sudden .spring, the, whplo
political' .'jpoxernment. of' tlie .country
frpm..the,inast'er to the .servant."   -■
■In this .early prc-Mnrxian -attempt
to form, .one big Industrial unidn, :we
find. every idea, of the 'revolutionary
unionist of 'today.     Tho lottor havo
not contributed a slnglp now thought
or,doctrine that was not it-part of the
philosophy of. this-early Utopian So--
ciallsm.-, .• Low dues, organization by
Industry,, the gathering together of nil
workmen in ono big genornl union, tho
injury of.quo Is. tho.concern of nil,
tho decentralization of power, tho genornl strike, tho entire'reorganization,
of, tho world ln ■ tlto Interest • of, tho
workors, and tho conduct of all Industry by Industrial unions—ovory Idea
of modern syndicalism was ombraci'd
lu tlie movement led by'Robort'Owon.'
It spread liko n eorifliiurntlon
throughout Knglnnd. It flared up In it.
mnnimr Hint brought torrnr to tho ruling cln'ssos, nnd nftor n blinding flush
of light, It wns smothered out. and
trampled Into tho dust hy two slmplo
monpons of the employing clnss—the
lookout nnd tlio courts.
The employers ornnntand lliolr opposition, nnd ovory   man   connected Inn Iri,
wllh tho now movement wiih locked i pore
faithful "supporters he" is as 'dead as
P.i!__l was'fo'the'^rop'ifets'iir'their sdre
hbur^ bf^needt^'' ^•-"•i ;'«—*■"'-—~-» -• "• ••
! '.'Yet theirt,des.res are sincere; They
did,i?o^-re/iuire .Mr. -Burns to,talk on-
{iny particular subject, they, do not,
Wish him to commit himself, they are
willing that'he^sl-ouid t'ell th'errf any
tale :he likes!'/ ■•'' ', ■:"•"/• •:   '    -
•"But, alas, the hungry .-shCepi'looH
ui) and Are not fed.. .Their- hopes .are-
raised from time to time by promises
of V meeting after their' hearts in tlie
future;' but bef'ore'the' date/arrives tho
engagement • is' •' always' bAricollcd.'v-   •
In conclusion ,tho I>ally • QJtizen offers Mr. Burns,,who cortainly has,been
vory^coy nnd retiring ot late, tho uso
of^i'ts'"column's. ''" '''' ;'"',"'
*'li Mr, liu'rhs'does not'wish "to api
pear on a platform he might at least
write a. line to tho .press. Our, own
columns are freely at;his disposal if
Iiq will only break this' long and agonizing silence"' '  " y '
LONDON,- Jan. 7.—The cost in
money'to all "the nations of the Balkan
war has been millions upon millions
and the expenses are all going upward
day by day.' The reports as to the
killed and wounded include only the
period up to the proclamation of the
Exact figures from Belgrade are
very bard to' get, but the following
are partially official: Servians contributed 300,000 men. Of these ,50,-
000 stayed at hime for service there.
They lost 22,000 killed and wounded.
Of these they claim only 4,000 were
killed and the rest wounded;
The Bulgarians sent to the field
300,000 men, with 50,000 on the northern frontier. Thoy lost in killed and
wounded 80,000 men, and at Klrk-
kllisseh, alone they lost 20,000. The
Montenegrins sent 75,000 mon to the
front, of which they lost between 6,000
and 7,000.
The. Greeks contributed i20,000
men. and they have'lost up to" the tinie
of .writing about 7,000'men.
Se'rvla has spent $100,000 a day
from October .18 unyi' -December 23,
making $6,600,000. She, mobolized her
army 18 days previous .to the/out-
break of war, which' cost' her' $_''800.-
000. Shehais a reserve fund cn'o'ugb
for her to fight for four months longer
without borrowing.'
Bulgaria,'' for' '66 days,' has been
spending. $120,000 a day. making $7,-
920,000, Her mobilization','cost her
another $2)160.000. .     ' ' ,      '
- Greece' has paid out $3,660,000 up
to the timo of writing,' that .is, about,
$60,000 a day. '
Montenegro has spent $10,000 per
day and has fought for 55 days, bringing her expenses up to a total of $450,-
000, all of'which* was supplied by Rus-
>la, and .Italy.
Servia has captured, .according to
official information, 30S cannon. 213,-
000' rifles of various types, hundreds
of quick-firing puns, 42.000,000 cart-
rl'l?es and 110 "v.f.p,ons.      .- ■ ' •
■ \ In' round figures 500,000 men 'were
■mobilized by.the Turks for the; .two
European armies. Up, to .and within
'one month after the declaration of war
300,000 had been put' out of action by
Capture,' "disease,' * desertion, ■ wounds
and death. ■ yyl •'■-- .-'-' ':■- " -.-
. -Thejops of territory ineang^much to
Turkey. "The revenues-these terri-
tones fetched; under .Turkish rulo was
Decrease from Last Year's Totals of
2719 ia Probable
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 6.—There,were,,
1,453 men killed in and about coal
mines of the United, States during the '
firstD eight  .'months   of * last   year,,
according to an announcement of the <
bureau of mines today.'' The figures".,
indicated,-the report said, that unless
there were a number of exceptional
disasters during the other four monthB
of the year, there would be a substantial decrease in the - total number
of deaths in 1912,as compared with
those of 1911, when 2,749 men were'
There has been a substantial decrease, in the fatality rates in the coal
mining industry of the United States
in the last half decade. Of the fatall- ,
ties in the first eight months of this
year, 660 were in Pennsylvania and
273 in West Virginia.
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WAR! ■'    - '
Just a crash of cannon,1, just a, charging
lino';  j;.;_,i j- i,   .; .. .
Hoof that, plunge ,and ^rampje, swords
that wa\^e ahfl shine;'
Just a burning'village^'jiist1 a'field of
dead;   ).'.'■ •' , i.'' '-l, ■ ■"■    .
Just a bunch of.'m.edals, just.'a' ribbon
.red! .   . ..,,        .   .    .•,   ,
■   — Cleveland Plain Dealer.
-■'-■■■'     • ' *\ '       *     . " ■    -
of hypothecated revenue,"anibiinting to
about,:$7,5,6o,'6pb. >;' The military effort
,to maintain Turkish domination in
those regions as well, as the cost;of
functionaries' who' ' collected,, thoso'
-revenue's 'arid otherwise' fed ' on thc
population absorbed the cn'tlr'e''n'mbunt
collected and even more. The European provinces were governed nt a loss.
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Write Ideas for Moving Picture Plays
You Can Write Photo Plays and Earn $25
or Moro Wookly
We Will Show You How!
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u you UUVU iuvus—u yuu cuu ijiIAk—wo win miow you tuu tHiuium oi uns maciimtlng new itroiossiou,
r^y.liyLly no {.siii.-ih!h<j oi  liU-tu.)- <!Xi.-vV.i.i,i:o i.iiix.-ix.ii),   .\u  "ilijn<.iy i.iiit.Uiibf)^ id »nHCuu.
Tho domnnd for pliotoplnys Ib practically unlimited,     Tlie big film manufacturers   nro    "moving
henvon nnd onrth" In tholr att<>nipts to prt Rood plots to supply tho over-Increasing dvmnnd,    T1h>v
nro offering .100 nnd moro, for single scenarios, "or written Ideas.
Wo havo rocelvod mony lotlers from tho film manufacturers,  such  ns VITAOIUPIT, KDIfiON,  US-
CAN'AV,  _.v7ij_;7, ^Oiy.}i, ii.,1', iV.lX,,, l.t'tiAJklfiii*,  V4iA^u'iuN,   Cuinriji,  Mrwiwirvri,  oii:.,  uit'iiin ,,i*
to Bond photoplays |to thorn,    Wo want moro writers nnd wo'll gladly teach yon tho secrets of sn«'-m..,
,;Porlmps wo cnn do,the snmo for you.    If you can think of only ono Rood hKi i>wry weok and will
.wrlto It out ns dlroctod by us, aud It sells for only $25, a low figure
' r p Dp ft?   Sfrrt yoi»r'n:im« anrf nifdr'ss at onec. f«rfr_; - ►,,
■   "l&C-  our illustrated book. "Moving  Plctur* pisywrltlno-" '
The Canadian Pacific Rnllway hns
decided 'upon a now'daiiftrtur'n in connection with the first'sailings of tho
now l-inprossos, which nro now'completed and will bo roauy for service
early next summer. Tlio C. P. It,
will divert from tho ordinary courso
of sending the vohboIh around Capo
Horn to mnko n start In tho Pacific
sorvlco from Vancouver, aiid InHtcnd
havo nrrungnd ntlriictlvo around the
world.trips ror thoir first, voyneo. A
start, will ho mado from Houlhnmpton,'
i-.iigihnd, ami' Uic I.tnpress of RusHla
will bo the first vessel to Hiillon April
1 Rt, while Um Minpra.K of Asia,' which
wns launched at (lovnn rocontly, will
leave thn I.nRllsli port on Many 27th.
lloth Btoiimshlps cnll nt Olbriiltcr,
Monlo Carlo' or Vlllnfriinriin, Port
Hmr/., Colombo; PotiatiK, RIiikii-
IIoiik Kong, SlimiKliI, Nnmimilil,
'An objection' has -been raised in different, parts ot Ontario to 'a film that
was being run In.tho,moving,picture
shows, misrepresenting, and- in a vicious'manner,'too', organized labor. Tho
good" so'-Ibo of tho firms who control
tho film-'whon approached resulted In
It being .onlled in. A committee of
(local,,. labor men In Toronto aro to
vlow the film at a-prlvato seanco,-to
see Jf the objections should remove
lt from uso altogether.
Nothing is more exhaust-1
ing   than a persistent cough. I
Old folks and very young folks
a ike, find a bad cough most
distresses.   No need to go on
suffering I
Peps will end'the Svorst-
cough or ecld. ■ Peps contain
t'.ie -balsamic • essences „and-
fumes of the Pine trcer,.y4th
other medicinal ingredients, so
prepared, that as'sooria'saPep
is put into the mouth itdissolyes'
and- these ?■ medicinal _furhe&
are liberated. , -They;- are .then
brealkej.dpwn.the throat,, and
d-rcC: tb thelunEf3.
Cnlinaiy cough mixtures 'go to lho'
stomach.  .Pfrpjgo.to ti.o lungs—there's
t'.ogiijat fuiii!i!ineDtuldi(&.reiicc bolwien
llii)' ol 1' fashion d' forms of trKalnioat,
a,id the I,o,ia treat meat.        i '  .
, Moat coui;!i iiiixturea poiitaln (ipinra
.nrid other pciboaa. 'Pepi'dou'ti'-  litior
fur oliildi'CM I ..  j	
The most i tuhliorn ca'sos 11 "asi Jims.,
bronchitis,   cnUrrii, ' tigiitneM  ncroo*
Jh'i cJiOHt, cold,,or winttr cough, will
yiold'to l'opi tn'Mm^nt     , ,s
All druggists and (itorea cell
J     PepBatCOc.boxorvouniivy pKtuin
JL,    post freo by Bonding j'rito t') Pep*
CS?   Co., Unppnt St.,   Toiouto.   If
yon hive cot tutted this -iiiiquc.
remedy,  send   lo. .stamp to
abovo address (to pny rtturu
out and every, lender was blaekllstml. jKobo, Yokohomo and itrrlvn in Vim-
Instantly tho now union wiim overwhelmed with lho dcnmnilH for it Id
fluiii Its liuimvorlshoil inuinboi's.   Tlio
couver about two moiitlin liitor, Ar<
riingemenls luivo boen nui'lo ror tlio
(Inimdiiin piiMsniiKers   »o   li'iivn from !
Pianoforte Tuition
Pupils prepared for Academic Examination,,
al reasonable terms
Miss M. H. Williams, !_. A. B.
Ilox Wl
('n'WMif \V. I». Willluiim
jfor thn round trip, exclusive of llio
rout of hf)M>| expciiHOH lu MiiRlnnd, nnd
JMl<'f<iiliiK'cnr bfi'tli and tiica!:. en the
f'linn.lliin rnilwny "will i'n> flillO.lO, An
I arrniif-'oinciil. Iuih been until.' for the |
' Inclusion of nu'uls nnd sIccpliiK berlli
, aci'OHH Iho Cnnmllnn Contlnont nn imv.
I iiieiii of nu <»xtni i'i'.t.W.,
r", ,£;'D6n't hesitate.    I>on't nrguc.
|tybur"futuroi • y (-'
Wrlto SOW nnd learn just what this Dow.jrofeiMloi. m ...,/<•<.
1543 Broadway
Humoral strlko wiih eouvortoil Into it {..nnudian mul .\nmrlran jiortH In timo!
lockout, nnd tho lookout. Into u nom-jio rnlnh tlio KmiircsnoH, nnd r.iio fiire '
pluto rout of tlm eiiorinoiiH iiiiihhuk of
utterly    hclploHs   nnd    ImpoverlHlied
trndo unlonlHtH.    The leiulein worn nr-
rf'Hti'd, tried mid couvlPtod.    florno of
them were suuluncml to seven )'<iiih'
triiiiHiiortiitlon.      KiiormoiiH Hiihs'ci'lii-
tions wero rnlsi'd by tlio Ocnoml Un-
huhh;iiiji)iu |ii!ii(ii.ii_> wero ami- j uiont of nn <>xtrn |_{!i.'ju. |L
)«.> i ..;.'.>,   ,->i;.J »,;     (,'w(„i.      V (a-ni!   iv,fj   V<'nm:irt  ill'il   tklHlur   MlllJIli | ~
vvo-c n-Horlfd l.i, but "by th« <'inl of p and ."00 ft,  Ioiir. 'JS' U,  beam,  v,|ih|-
tbo Humnifr." snys Ftldnoy nnd IIo.ilrlco  rro««< tmm;<pf of lfi,«*<\ and n «pf-cd '
Wohh, "It 'wn« obvious t!mt lh'> i'ni...-']c_ri»0 knots, uii'd nrt) the first inurH.uiit J
iIouk iirn.lpflH of tlie Ornntl Nntionnl,ivt'S'U'hi with crulnur rtcrns. n fcutuio!
' V •'■   . L...A \....'.,    iiMtci iii.iu.,.%   , unit li   m <,h)m. iilllj   Mlliijili'il   llif (iJM'I'll
had fiiili'd In Invtirlnbln und conu>]i.atc jnnd  Increnses thn  stuhlllty,  hnsliln-H
fnlliiro.     In H|.|to of thn rlsinir pros-i securing morn room on the vnrious
iwrlty nf trndo, tho striken for bettm jdrcks.    Wluui oPenn llnorH worn built
rohdltlni!. rl'l'.ihor hnd boon uniform!)   so thnt th6y hliould float wllh two of
jiiitsucio'sfiil.     In July, !«■__-_. the foil" j tlielr bompnrtmonts fjllod with wntor
lotnl '(irt'.'nfro'lmm nl! ovor fli«' roun- ' If vrni con«li|oror| n «rr>nl flifnrr. Ii'if
|try  H<-i.' br.jiklti" un,     Tho Krunliiho now Kmiirossos   enn   hive four;
, ;,i'tf(.<' ■»' >   0* l|i-lf ii iriUltriTf' tflr-mlir.ru   f/«nip_iflfnonf»' fllln-1' nnrf   >.MJ|   ff.-.,i*. '
b.il )■      " "i lirtdy ruutoj. t/ . . (if j Tho vosnoIh con ml lulu lho vory Intent f
tho iiVi.   "'l!«-<alittlAn'of tWo*ri.nnlin' i lmj.ri;»vemoutit In oconti llnors. and tlm.'
jtioji ■.->• 1. ■' ■ no contonijiornry rcrord. |initlnJc.tii|iH of tho- Ktnpr<uispN .offer i
jhut In th'-* VmpfiRssion which tt ma'do ;it unlquo opportiiriliy   to   m«ki» j.o J
on tlo r"f*»>r trndo'imhjnUl*' -niy"Ho ground Ht-o wrtM'*frt«T ortvorin*^' (hi>"\
• i!:ithorod from lho followlnsr donorlrviHholofllnf_.nrcitri.ior   thf   CfinnAfan !
j(!nn, v.hJtTt appeared   fu   a   working  f!a»<.     Various cldtf trltim will lm nr.
the Best of
Mne Neckwear, Sr»\, (.aps, rmlerwear, .Sliirls, Suits,
Trunks, (Jrips, Hunts A Sll()(,^( ((inn* to
James H. Naylor, Bellevue
Kvmtliinn sdIiI willi u jiiiaiaiiW'n llinl   if nol. sali.s-
I'acttay, .von can rciuin it. iii.«l ^H yonr money Imck
rlnsH jrurnnl ssron yonrs nfforwnril:
|-Wf v.rr« progont,' _u»y» tho wlltor of
rariRod for fnuu tlio ports of cult bo-
twoon _.outli.iiw>ton and lions Kon«.
Red Feather & TaKau Canned Goods
,   Prices Right;
Siffsfarfion gmarvi.rf'Ofvf or money buck
Phone 103        r:        Frank, Alta. SaKHSgSKHt
. Published every, Saturday morning at its office,
Pellat Avenue, Ferae, B. 0. Subscription;$1.00
per year in advance. An excellent advertising
Medium. Largest circulation in the District., Advertising rates, on application. Up-to-date facilities
(or the.execution of all lands "of book, job, and
Address all communications to The District Ledger,
color work. Mail orders receive special attention.
'•:_   y ' • «, ';ILrP. NERWICH, Editor.
Telephone No. 48. Post Office Box No. 380
Whilst the commencement of the municipal contest appeared to.be somewhat tame and lukewarm,
tlie "finish promises to be one of the hottest yet
seen in Fernie. Those seeking aldermanic honors
are springing up as thick as the proverbial mushroom and the field will, in all probability, be exceedingly: large.. This at, least shows that the
citizens have at least awakened to some sort of in;
terestedness which augurs well for the future. All
that Is needed is to take stock of the numbers of
candidate and select those who seem the most likely
to fulfil their pre-election promises. This may be
a difficult maltter—promises are so cheap—but out
of the number in the field a good selection can be
made. , Last year, at the annual meeting the candidates literally jumped over each other in their anxiety to, give us, better and. improved. conditions.
Our park would be completed, our water and light
would be extended, bur streets and sidewalks pav-*
ed, and quite a number of other matters would be
seen to, all of which would.tend to make this'such a
city beautiful. Even the keen observers would fail
to observe anyone of those enumerated '-itenuTattended to. True, unfortunately, for the pa'st few
years the-city.has been in a chronic state of _hard-
uped-ness, but notwithstanding) the fact that not
only were there no improvements made, but. work
which might be considered as necessary was not
attended to, the financial condition is not much
better than it was twelve months ago. ,We were
also unfortunate in being without an executive
head for the major portion of the year, a part of
which was'through unforeseen circumstances, and
a special care, should now be taken in the choice
bf ourneott mayor. - He should .be.Vman who is in
aijd one whose business or calling .wil permit him to
"devote a fair part of his time to the city's affairs.
Given a capable-mayor and acouncil consisting of
i. *    .        ^,»-   J   I        f * .,1.1 r • i . w
, men with sound business ability, thc city will soon
be;pulled out of the financial rut it is in.    The best
"Legion," determines to resolve—Hoi no! not .to
Resolve simply, but to!DO.—to act, not merely., to
think; to accomplish, hot dream all day long. .
;v "Ha! ha! a light.dawns upon me,"- exclaims the
wondering" one,V,..it is the perenn.ial_.New Year's
resolution bug,that is^being'trotted but for annual
inspection." Right'yoii'are;* but don't smile cynically,-but ponder over the. words of the sage:
"'Tis not he who has never attempted and never
failed, that is to be congratulated, but he who despite hard knocks and many reverses, grits his teeth,
clenches his fists and determines to do all and dare
all."-       '.y ■"<*■■      .'
Success is the result of untold failures; each fail:
ure a stepping stone to the goal—Success. '
' Let us urge upon our co-workers in the worldwide struggle of emancipation not to be downcast
as the clarifying process is proceeding apace and
although society is bungling and muddling in her
efforts, remember that, out of chaos comes" order,
and the many manifestations evident everywhere
of an apparent disorder are but the temporary vagaries of the social compass, and the true north (a
revolutionized human society) is approaching more
rapidly than the pessimist would have us believe.
To hasten the day demands'study so that ignorance
may become attenuated, even if; not eliminated- by
the joint efforts of those to whom the realization
has been forced upon them _,that capitalism has
served well its purpose, and its decadence1; is how
distinctly operative, to be accelerated in {its pro-,
•gress and replaced by a co-operative'commonwealth
just so soon as the only useful ,class-~-the' producing
class—decide to do its own thinking:. 'Therefore
during the year 1913_let each and'every one "resolve to do his or her own'thihking/'ahd supplement
this by doing his or her share U hasten the end of
the cause of all our social ills—The Competitive
3ystem—The Profit System—Capitalism—or whatever particular label it.niay-be "known'by;
Ihsfeacl of wishing, everybody,a happy and pros-,
perous New Year only let,us exhort every reader
to^make 1913 a banner,year for. intellectual progress and-when its successor js ushered in can feel
that the past 12 months have hot been wasted.
.' Jonas Gbtt, of,Ceritreville, Iowa, and
Charles.Vermetti, of, Pocahontas,-I1L,-
are in town: 7 - ' . '   . ' -       . .V".
Miss .White ahd! nurses of the Fernie
Hospital Willie' at home Friday afternoon, Januar_%7th/v:.from   4'; to   6
o'clock ■>■   *^'fiS•*■':'i,7   * 7   ■
Mrs. Jas. Buckley desires to.express
her'sincere thanks for thl. many expressions of sympathy extended to her
iii her. late bevteavement. "
Dr. Wm. H. Thompsoi, of Spokane,
has settledpermanently in Fernie; and
bas commenced practice as a dentist
and oral surgeon.      ,'
In our' last issue we stated that
Jailef Owen was suspended for, neglect
pf duty. This we now discover Is an
error, his offence being insubordination. '       • '  •
Newly Appointed  Labor 7Commisslon
■ Taking Hint From Perlmer Would
.Ignore   Miners.—Proposed   Cumber-
-j land Hearing Is Now Off.        "■">-■;
Miss Sutherland has accepted a call
from the Board of Social Service and
Evangelism, and will leave next week'
for West Kootenay, working in the
different towns. Before taking up
her new work In Calgary. Miss Sutherland wishes io express her appreciation for the many kindnesses shown
her by the people>pf Fernie.-
we have none too good fortius .task. ■. .1;.. ■„
^ext Mondjii_x1ey1epjng'ft../npeting In.thev,Gf.$nd.
Theatre promises to^'e'oneTjf'tnore'than"average
interest.,,,,Wfl;,un4erstaiid_.t^ttpne-or two pf-thej^'nl- tltescI explanations-do not^xplalri• it is necesV
^'PiJ.tiitinrt"   n1/lAi*mi__r_   -will   hova   n    Paw   a1 11 ni/Infirm*      _.«____ 1        1 « _, «-   ,1   " •*'_.       .-»   »:   '    ', ,
'retiring" aldermen will have a few elucidating
questions ^q,ask,of their, cpllea^ufes._,■; The ftppoy?
tunity BhtiuTd'_.is6"b(J'iaken by citizens who desire
to be enlightened to be present at the meeting. For
instance, quite a" number are curious to know why
tlio new schopl,,'addition is not yet-completed, and
as a eoDsequenco.tho children havo to be herded in
unventilated rooms, in tho summer and half freeze
in the winter. Another question of. interest might
be asked nB.tcl^yhy^n^e.t-mlj. h'hif of tho residents
in Jfic city Have been practically disfranchised.
These and fiimilrirvqueries could ho' nsked witli some
possible advantago. .....    ,    ,    x .
APATITY is tlio handmaid 01! ignorance. Kick
Apathy off tlie earth and Ignorance will only
appear in tho verbal geography—i.e. the dictionary
—as tlio onco-wns, briefly marked in brackets thus
Apathy is wrapt up, metaphorically, in many divers envelopes,, the two labels may vary, l,ut tlio
contents, when put through tho crucible, hIhuv n
rcsid-iin of monotonous similarity. Hero's package No, 1 duly tagged "What's there in it for me?"
Open it up and wc discover a big chunk of myopic
nclfi_._i.ic...., a pulpy morsal of concoit with soveral
slices nil stuck together typical of various phases
of cowardice.' Wo now procood to exnmino No. 2,
This hears a largo lag upon which is writ In,plain
tetters, "Things hnvo always been much the same
as thoy are today.". The first object noticeable
is a lingo toliwopo labelled "History," a closer
oxiuiiirii.tion rovniilR the fnct that both lenses aro of
tlio Hiwt!.-.»n.. prism order. Another 111 tin package contains minim molt noi. In French, "Apron nwi
lo dolii'To"; "Immez nllor" (free translation, "the
lazy wny"). Heading tlm suporseriptions on tho
envelopes, note nmong them "What's the use!"
"Kismet"; "N'cimsis"; "Destiny"; "Why bother
xnrivl," etc.
7Jcgardle«.s of e\*r»erk-iK<_. that have l.^-n ehroni-
Hftd in mrvng ai.d s1i>rj*. nml which should «crvc aa
guides, thousands wnndcr   along tho pathway ot
)\to. t.iy   wn mnv liotfor f.f>e.>ril.p n« n  rrrnvH«tir.n
from mdle to jtr.ivi\ mentally befogged, struggl-
ing along with stumbling footsteps what they are
pleased to call (Ihe irony of It!) th« line of least
reslsUnee—otlterwim) translated, "intellectual ii>-
erti*.'*     .
.Aft«r rtsding j.o far, some plcxed reader may
,^V himnolt 11m* q»ie**?r.H, •« WfiatV. *hw n11 sbnn»?*
To the ptuxkd tmo ue will state that lli*» forc^itig
H*n iixordinni. Ami wbst's »n "f^ordiiitu" pr.iv*
>* msy rttort. A free Interpretation U thN T.v
**mte *«fM*rft*l »ititii'lt» whi'h wilJ ttu't i!i«» «r»'V
nt»ft»*hf-tVl»m»»s»ii «•»'*'« »»^ h'w'rt'f in ' ori •*•*
"Hate I any of tb« gtrma of Apathy in i_y r %>^
opt'* tad Mtlsfied'thst they ara rapretcntcd hy
DURING THE past week the^press has reported,
the attempted assassination of two .executive
heads—in. India, the Viceroy (Baron Hardinge);
in Panama, the President of the U. S. (W. H; Taft).
There is* no doubt as to who was the prospective
.victim in the first instance as „the explosive1 was
(hiirled from-a housetop ait^the very instant .that
the Viceroy was passing., In the case of President
er it was an attack upon him directly or whether
his presence was merely coincidentaljbecause the
bomb did'hot explode until f if teem minutes: after
he had passed by ;the point. J3e.this_as it may,
the question arises: What prompts theucommission
of> these 'murderous deeds?, .',,.., 7 ";.: -yy .-
11 JThe;superficial |hiflke/,•'atribut.e^.themvio^t:•v!aJ•3^
ous causes, such As ''demagogio 'agitators,";ttc.
sary that we should prbbe deeper into the problems
'before dismissing the. subject from our. mental vis-;
ion. To regard these,incidents as irresponsible,
spasmodic flashes, < may. satisfy the intellectually
lazy, but not. they who are students of causation
and realize that there must be a relationship between effect and cause, ofttimes far more ileeply
rooted than the outer somblance indicates.
., -Tho.-history^of the creation, of tho "Republic of
Panama' teems with chicanery, intrigue and corruptive .practices, engineered amt .'consummated by,
and with tho tacit consent of the governmental
powers of thc U.' S,, because of tho .determination
to carry forward tho canal project, with the least
possible opposition from the Colombian authorities.'
Tliis is common knowledge among'tho natives of
Colombia, more bo, in fact, than among the .people
of this' continent, as tho press did not. > givo the detail., much prominence when tho grab tactics 'were
being practised, consequently it is'rn6t,nt nlt'sur
prising if somoltolf-styled patriot that jroff->ro<l..an
individual loss at thc time of tho pa^titioivfcoling
himself aggrieved at the'U, S„ and knowing that ho
could obtain no reparation through legal channels,
decided to wreck vongeniico upon tho' executive--
the President—through M'hosc instrumentality he
imagines (rightly or wrongly) tho machinery wns
put into action that culminated in tho spoliation of
Colombia by the manufactured mushroom Kopub-
"(.'lnM'clr.'ji la l'cminc" (search for tho woman)
may bo ntireotiiped • rdvice of tho novelist, hut
"Clierehoz le Imi'iir." idiomatically, asnortnin
whoso ox is gored, will moro vividly clucidnto tlm
motive that,prompts the would-be "patriot" to rid
tho earth of those ho regards as oppressors.
Tho history of India is ofm long story of sub joo-
tion. and in no Hritish Colony has tho motto of tho
bourgeoisie boen more dearly exemplified— "Divide and wo rulo, Caste differences between tho
various tribes have been played upon with that cans
Mtn Aimnhti*   -t\in liitH wnvV nf f'n«1f(»11ptn tlmt linn
b,vi Irnif roHi^.if»(l pot.*to1 of H'ndnMrm nnfl itn de
That this control i« eff-Dctfd through ihe medium
nf tho economic status nf the people Is beyond cavil,
ttviA thnt thc !omM.i_ffwnff worm mnv .nm in
nxcomatic. The condition of India is not a question of yesterday or even this century, hut dates
haeh to. the timo.of Warren Hastings, likewise fur
nlshoi Adam Smith in "The Wealth of Nations"
with material for description. Page 81, "This,
perhaps, is nearly thc present state of Bengal, and
»om« other of thi» P.ncllsh seltlemi-nt* In the East
Ind«. In a fertile country, which had before
h«cn made depopulated, where subalstenee consequently, ahould not be very difficult, and where,
notwithstanding three or four hundrad thousand
people die of hunger in ona year, wa nay ba aa.
mired tW the funds ilwitined far ¥W atata .aaai.4*
of thn laboring power art fait decaying,"
On behalf of f the. Pernle Salvation
Army Band r \yIsh.to thank the citizens for their ..courtesy and kindness
In contributing" to our work here in
Fernie the. noble, sum 6j $05, which. I
can' assure "ybu"will"be used.In the
very best way possible.—-Wm.. RAT.
CLIPFE, Bandmaster, ..,'. :.-
VANCOUVER, Jan. 4.—While public
announcement of the'fact has not been
made,, it may be taken as "decided already that the recently appointed La--
bor; Commission, • which. held its initial meeting at Victoria off Saturday,
will not make it a point to visit Cumberland in the immediate present, will
not promptly investigate' the serious
economic conditions In the; colliery
zone as a result of which the province
is subjected to daily heavy loss,' will
.tot take the simple course which
would induce an Instant resumption of
work by the dissatisfied) miners, rely-
ing-upon the commission doing justice
to. their case, and will not present any
interim report on the Cumberland situation to the Legislature, upon "which
that body might base remedial legislation..   .       '_*,'"'.
, Commissioners Stoney and Jardine
wen.t'to the preliminary private meet;
lng with a declared 'intention of .urging
just this course. They listened to.an
Interesting Address by the prime minister," " and " their' declared Intentions
Were promptly amended. '
.It Is understood, that Sir' Richard
After much pressure and persuasion,
Thomas Uphill has at ,last agreed to
run for alderman. . "All sections of the
community will be glad to hear this,
for Mr. Uphill is one in whom full reliance can be placed, and that he will
be well up in the' poll is practically an.
assured fact.'
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To the Editor, District'Ledger. , .
" Dear Sir*,—Permit me, to trespass on
■your valuable space with a few com-
coal camp; (so'l.ai'i gWen to understand) In the"Crow's,„Nest Pass; \"\'"-
. That there ..sfiould be such a thing
as a shortage of coal-^or', shall J Bay
inability on the part of "consumers to
obtain prompt delivery of cbal after
haying parted with hard'caBh for same
—in this town seems absurd; that
there are people in this towri who are
really hard pushed, for want.of coal,
IS A:-'PACT»' ' \    ' ,   .   ,
,. Speaking personally, I have no cause
for.complaint, and have always been
treated with every consideration when
requiring .fuel—with the exception of
a wait of eight days. -Now, to wait
eight hours, with the severe weather
we are now experiencing, is certainly
not desirable, to put it gentle-like, but
to wait eight days—is suicide!
; The question naturally arises: Who
ls to blame? '       .
.' The, consumer, for not ordering in
advance? Well, hardly;,for sometimes
he can obtain it.within tyro or three
hours.and sometimes a week. Another reason, we haye.not alwayB got the
cash to,spare for a week in advance,
took particular care .to point7<rt_t. .that, Thus, if the consumer is to be blamed!
coal.%6"keep .their,'power'..plant.running last' Friday' night/ .wheni a shut .
down, was made for three"; hourft'1 find
a'parallel only   in  .the   well' kriown
fable -of, Tantalus,. thesLydlab king,
who.was condemned  to-7b"e- plunged...
into arlver with choice fruitsBuspend-
ed beyond his reach; there to endure.,
the pangs of Jiunger.   The, council liad 'y
tons of coal right at their door, .but',
they-could not get any, and, I am in-'
formed that it was mainly owing to the*
«   ,-L
nrents on'the position of coal cbnsu'n- ... ...
ers in the City of Fenie the largest K^rgetic effort of a certain-hotel pro-
At 4.30 on the morning of Monday
last fire broke out in.the rear of the
Orpheum Theatre, when there waB nobody on the premises. ' Mr. E. M.
Ait, the manager,.is of the opinion that'
same, was'duetto, an overheated Btoye.
Mr. Perry, .,whb. lives "just, near the,
theatre s_.wthe'fir.e and turned! in the
aiarm';; and' 'wj^je^'c^'ltent'.. promptness'
the fire brigade'had the water-on the,
blaze-and'prevented-the complete-des-:
triietidh oftherb_indth_;i'' The' Koaeryl,
Bta'gd rarid electricdj ^Irlng.'as well as
five^fiims;-.were-'Wattoyed, the,latter'
exploding'-whilst'* ^e"'firemen were
fighting tlie-tlre"av^efB_age.';: It Ib
estimated' tbat tH8c'&mage 'done ami-
omit?; toi. aboit yt?W; : The building
j»lll ;be,'.»,epairilt:,i»rfloifeAie'dJ_tBi._t kg
qutckly.aB posilbWd n<rr--',-;.-- i-!'- '■'-•' •'
he would not presume to direct or advise the commission.as 'to Its course
of action, but merely, mentioned quite
Incidentally that it had never been the
practice of'the government to interfere
in. the' adjustment .of differences between large employers of iabor .and-
their wording forces, and -he could see
no compelling reason why .such a
course should now be departed. from,
nor hope ' of „ good, .resultant through,
such procedure..
The commission now see matters
bf much the same light. They will not
go to Cumberland.at" present, nor seek
to solve .forthwith the costly.and. dis-.
tress-produclng strike problem. - .They
will visit Cumberland later, on, in the
regular course of their official pilgrimage, but.not'nbw.',
■The ahpiiia!' dog race8 which, wore
postponed1 from New Year's Day. were
pulled" off":6n' Saturday, last. As U
UBuai'thli. eve.iV i» generally.', full of
amuseiAeftttb the' fjpeijta.tqrs, an^pwf.
lng lo there'bolng p'rlzeB for all.entpr;
ing thelj, canine tlfbtferB, the'.courso
took on 'thV appearance' of & regular
raco' meeting. ••'1*1.0 inaloVlty,'of the
dogs did not seem particularly interested in the winning post, but devoted
most of their attention to one anothor,
which' roBUltod in "a gehoial mix-up,
Tho Winning dog wbb Paul Kob.'b
Prlnco, who seemed oblivious to the
oxclteihent surging around.' Harold
Andorscm'B Troppo :provod tho holder
of second place honors,' It would seem
that in ordor to give moro zest to
those races tho courso Bhould be ex'.
tended say a couplo of blocks, as ono
block 'seoma somewhat too short a
distance, for a speed exhibition among-
si'tho contestants, Those annual dog
races, howovor, glvo ub Bomo Idea of
the vorltlos of dog flesh wo possess in
our city, nnd "blood" docs not count
for muoh except In a mtx«up.
GRAY.—On Thursday, Jan, 9, at 5.45
n.m., to Mr and MrB, J. W. Orny, a big,
bouncing boy Mother and son doing
woll. John William all Bmllos. Every,
body happy.
GUNI.1FFH.—On Monday,' January
0, the infant son of Mr, and Mrs. Thos,
t'uniirri., BRod 10 we<..i»,
According to tho Provincial flovr.ni-
moTit- flfiT«t»t(» w*»i»Mni»» nf tho Provincial Labor Commlnlon will be held at
the following pIocab:
VIctorlB—TueBdsy and Wedtioiday,
January Illh and Uth, In tho Maple
Committee Rooms of tho Parliament
Hulldlnt.*. at 10 a.m.
Vancouver—Friday and Saturday,
January l?th and 18th, Court Home.
10 a.m.
Now WeBtmtnitar—Monday, January
20tb, Court Houm, IO a.m.
Kam1oo_«i^>Wedn«BdRy, January JJ,
Court Itoudni 19 a.m.
Salmon Ana—Thursday, January
IKerelstoka—nrlday, January !4tb.
Court ttovM. 19 am.
Othar mattiatf 4wti| ba annonrfoad
hlar. «*
Tba OoouBlatlM mil haar tHI«a«a
Oil all maw* affccitu.* Uboc coodt
Uons ta tka Prattaca. All peraoai 1%
tarastad art lavitad to U praiaat   ."
; MatTiage11 licences were 'Issued during the "weSek ftt- the • Provincial Government Offices to the following par-
klnson, both of Roosvllle;-'and Samuel
Anderson PhllllpB and'! iiottie Gray,
both.of Fernie. :'       ''r-'l-': -'-: '"'
I .think it. Ib the duty of.the coal .com-
pany, or contractor, to insist upon so
many.dayB.or hours notice,.and to advise, their customers ot same.
,. If'the company is to blame, I feel
confident the management is sufficiently, broadminded to recognize: the
necessity of. having-more prompt de^,
liveries, and' further; that if this matter were brought to.their notice they
would make every effort to relieve the
situation. ,n\  '..-   ■ y    ,.    ,
Now if it Is the contractor to blame,
then I think it Ib up to the company to
see that their orders are.more promptly dealt with,, .7 y -.      ,,    '
While I am net going to attempt to
attach .the blame; to either of the three
parties—and. being a consumer, could
not reasonably be expected to attach'
the blame to my ^wn party—it is certainly a very.serious matter.for those
who have families of .little oneB, and
the suffering that', these mites may
have to endure with a temperature below zero-and. not an ounce'of coal in
the house,--[gapmethlngthat we do
-iot-eareto.cpntemplate.'muclL-less experience. >, _,-,;., ;, ;.,'..•■'__; "; ; v
\ The. poBltipn -,ofs the. City Council
in being- unable to,obtain ..sufficient
prletor that the city was not.depriv-..
e'djbf. light for. nearly twelve'hours.
This' gentleman .made some,pertinent.
inquiries about "twenty bf so cars.of .
coal standing on the track," arid sue- -:
ceeding Ain   arousing the. inertia of
our city fathers  to j_uch:. an . extent
that" an appeal was made to the Gen- -
eral Manager, who, upon learning the
straits the , city} was In promptly released a car for their immediate use.
Perhaps a little of this energy and
promptitude infused into our Council—
who have, by their regard • for. our
morals • been.. so solicitous about preserving us from an .eternal warm^-..
might secure a more prompt,delivery-
of that heating mineral which we find
so comforting at this time of the year..
And further, oh ye powers.to be, we
require.this SEVEN DAYS a week!—
Savvy? .'  CITIZEN.
Mr., L. T. Smith, has sold.out.his.
stock of, roller skates and other, effects
together with his interest in the poller
Rink to Mr. Wm, Hawthorne,- who .has -
now the business,on his own.hands..
Mr. Smith.wishes to thank.all.for the .
patronage he received and trusts hte .r
successor will be equally, auccesBful in,,
obtaining confidence.of public.,.     - '•";
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Dentist and Oral Surgeon
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' ■ "'    The Extraction of Teeth •».•'"
Dental and X Ray, Photopraphy \
Pyorrhea and Diseases bf the Gums
The treatment of Malformations; Injuries an J Sui^ical
. Diseases of the Face, Mouth aiid. Jaws, (including .,'
Cancer, Fractures of tho Jaws, Cleft Palate,
Hair Lip, Neuralgia. Piis Diseases, etc.) '
The Administration .ot Nitrous Oxide and Oxgyen for
Painless Deiital and Surgical Operations.
Gold Inlays, Fillings, Crown, Bridge and Plate Work
Temporary Oflico   -
Will soon bo permanently located in tho
Henderson Block,      Fernie, B. C,
~. pm^ w-MW'MKfyiT^iiFrr wy' ''rn:,'"7^!TT'\'fC^v '"'"'"Tr.^"^ \
When you get the I'blueB" arid dont ■'•'
know JuBt where to, go the Grand Theatre proves a good cure.- • The interest- •
ing, run .of picture* thrown oft the
screen night after night and witnessed
by so many, of our residents and visitors la responsible for the now well-"
known expression "We're going to the '
Grand.",    Of course, .you have been
there yourself and know that the pro-'
gram presented: is sufficient' reason ,;
for you "to recoinmerid your friends tb ■'
go and see for themselves.     :.'_'■••' •'-
Classified Ads-Cent a Word
PIANO LE88ON& . y 41 "
Mrs. Titus,. playing. at Isis Theatre,7;
would like a few pupils. She, speaks
Beveral languages and the.lBls guarttit-;;
teba her to~beTflrat€laa8.-_v, Cali"a*;
the" Isis or at Premier. House.-.'. ?20-3 -
LOST.—Buq.c^, of.-' ^ys, -. betwee*.-, ■ _ ,-
Pdat jOfflce,,:B«nk, of -Commerce and \.\:x-
Triiea ..yVocidVytitd.^  Finder will be- ::>■
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VPi'PX'vX .iicw.'w .'wr* '^<rt '• &;?« ,
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use of-bath-room;^'" Appiy,'''s;,'''c'.or''
Ledger Office.--,i>;*."•.   '' -Jl-Stjii'."" '._
WANTBD-^Teams to lilre for," lot 1
ging. - - WattslJurg 'Lumber 'Co.,' Watte-'
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WANTED-Men to s'eir lots in' onr;
three' BubdivlBlons Jnf Athabasca Land-"
tng.    Our western naleamen are mak- '
ing a good incomo.   ' The Great Athabasca Land Co., 15 Alberta! Block, Cal-
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with pit bona papers preferred. Must
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New Year's Day passed off very quiet-
, ly, there being no. sports of any kind.
The dance and entertainment given
,,by the^St'Jblin's Ambulance Assbcia-
' tion on New Year's Eve was a decided
success. . The special features of the
evening consisted of two presentations
, —one to the members of the class of
•certificates In order of merit, and ihs
other 'of a set of handsomely bound
. books to Dr. Ross. At the latter presentation an address suitable to the
occasion wan given by Mr. W. Thompson,'  to ' which,-..the   Doctor replied
" thanking- the class' for their thought-
fulness and assuring them of.his appreciation of their gift.
On January; 2nd the funeral took
place of Miss Wilson, who had been
taken to' the hospital on Christmas to
undergo an operation, but succumbed
on'' New Year'B Day. " As deceased
had- been in apparently good health
right up to Christinas, her "death came
. as a shock to -her large circle of
friends in the' community. '' Miss Wilson-was a -member of - the Daughters
of 'Bebekah, who conducted the fun-
* eral arrangements,
..     The note'in"last week's iasiieas to
- the dance "on New Year's Eve being a
celebration in honor of the Immortal
Poet—Bobble Burns—was    incorrect.
'.What.we'should have said was that
this was the annual gathering of the
"Scots for their New Year celebration,
The Burns'Dance will take place on
,the:26th January....
, The school teachers are planning an
entertainment forjhe children on the
17th in- the way of music,' moving pictures and distribution of prizes. Don't
forget the kiddies. -   Come yourself
■ and bring them along and give them a
good time.      -..,.,.--
Mr. Wm. Graham, manager of the
.Opera House, lias resumed his duties'
bere after having paid a visit to Creston.   -.JS-   -_  -•  y\--y7"~ •   '•
Chas. M. O'Brien, who Is looking
hale and hearty, waB a visitor to town
•' during the early part of tbe week.
/  Saturday? highi last was'tho coldest
wetbave experienced1'this winter, the
,   mercury dropplnjg; to 2577!degs.„belQw.
aero;-"T.„ -   „ ■ j>---.: ■'•: '••■■ •'•■•   '■■„' '
: Bverjbody^rdoing it! Bolng what!
Why going to'the Opera'House. The
biggest; crowd you'ever raw; in Cole-
mm 'are a* -the- Op«ra: House these
' sights/ : It ih "nice" and' comfortable
. and tlie best pictures -to" be' sees any-1
where, Don't forget to come., Everybody welcome; one. pr|«e .to alL If
you wiefc y'o«>an g«^ a ticket for the
small,sjim, of fifty cenUVrfhich will
admit yon ;to all the picture- shows
for one month!. Children under ten
years free.,, Pon't, forget the place—
the Cojemfh ppera.Houoe; the. house
of quality and good shows. Doors
epen at ,6.45;., show starts at 7.30.
Three nig_»t6,weo)fly,,Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights.;
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The International, Correspondence
Schools, will hold a-display in Mr,
Oulmet,t's Store, next door to the Post
Office, on January 24th and 2Cth, 1913.
Do aot forget, the I, C. 8. Display In
Mr. Oulmotl's Store, January 2.tb and
2& th. ' A free demonstration will be
given on all of the course*,   -
Now In the timo for you to mako
rosolutlonu, Do. not make too man/
so that yon will not bo ablo to kcop
them all, but malco a few and keep
them, Como to this display of the
International Corroapondonco Schools
and talk tho matter over with us.
,It doos not cost a person anything
to find out all particulars about our
■courses, yot by coming to tho display
tt may moan hundreds of dollars to
you.   Come and lot us explain.
Rducatlon Is within tho roach of
everybodyl     Who snld bo?   Mnrtln
and Griffiths, representatives of the
International CormBpondonco ScIiooIh,
How do they know T  Co to tho display
In Mr. Oamott'p Storo and, tlioy will ox«
was given to. Miss_Elsie Crosby, and
the gents . to Mr. Edward Erlckson.
Dutchle.was in. a' rig^that few knew
what he -represented. He; took the
prize all the same. . Well done, Dutch.
Mr.- William Hamilton,-pit boss
here, has moved into one of the new
five-roomed houses.        . ,
The shooting for the ducks and
geese was all right for some. One
fellow from the timber stayed a cou:'
pie of days and made things pay.
, The two fires inside a week should
make the Company hurry along with
the water works system so that we
may have'some water to fight fires
with.' At the same time a fire' brigade should be organized and some
one wltb a cool, head appointed as fire
chief. We believe that would.be in
order now. ■ v ,
Sam Butcher's, the blacksmith, furniture arrived from Michel.: Sam was
seen busy moving same into one or
the new houses. '•'
The children's Xmas tree for, a time
was Bure a treat to' the little ones.
They started off about € p.m. to a well-
set- table of sandwiches, pies, cake,
fruit and jellies, with a "fine cup of
tea and coffee, all of which was a
credit to the committee' of ladles who
set the table" arid looked after the
wants of the little' ones. vAfter tea
the tables were cleared and a concert
w&8 held in which old and young' took
part •'* Some very good songs were
rendered by Mrs McVIcar, Mrs Laurie)
Tom * Moody, .Tom ' Kenny,' Henry
Drew, Joe Harlin'and D. Kemp. The
children's part was a song by the
Misses Slccottie and recitations by
Miss Arta Smith, Miss Frances Zimer,
Mis Eileen Picard, Miss Maggie,Kemp
and Roy Henson - The accompanist
was Mrs.' Samuel. Mc Vicar." At this
stage Santa Clause knocked and entered- the hall, the children being anxiously awaiting him.' After a few remarks by the chairman, Mr? T. Moody,
a start was made in' the distribution
of the'presents; which did "not go far
when word of the fire (as reported in
last week's1 issue)-was brought into
the hall,\whlch called a halt for an
hour or so.? Later those of the children who ^remained- were' presented
with' their presents without Santa
Claus. He was scared he would get
his whiskera burnedrthey'-bokedTTblt
weary anyway. ; Before closing, the
committee and, others, .who' helped to
make-the affair a Success1 should be
thanked by one and all,'especially. Mr.
Tom .Moody,, wjigj ^acte^lis,secretary,
and Mrs.* Moody,' bot_. of whom were
juntlraag in their efforts to give the.
children an .enjoyable; evening.'. £ <
Simon McIntoBh; who^wafl boarding
with'Simon McDonald, whose place
was burned.down, looks not too bad
in . his everyday clothes. , All , the
same, It's a good Job he had a change
of clothes in the washhouse or wo
might have thought he was going to
the mine all tbe time. Simon was
alto a heavy loser in the fire. We are
sorry, Simon, but lt could not be
Ralph Mlllan blew Into camp, tho
last day of the year looking for work,
A poor day to look for a Job, Ralph:
all the same wo knew you wanted to
make a good start in tho new year,
Your heart Is right there, old boy,
■ Another, kick coming, but it can't
be helped, What Is the matter with
the mino whistle? In case of tiro it's
too bad to havo a flro and people la
camp not-knowing about it, Blow the
whistle anyway, Isaack.
Mrs. McVIcar and family loft on
Tuosday evening on a visit to Mr.
MoVlcar's old homo In the cast, Wo
wish thorn a safe journey nnd a good
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♦ PERSONAL     _*
♦' If Charles Warlaby, brother- .♦
♦<   in-law of.Winounskie (deceas-   ♦
♦ ed) late of Corbin, B. C, will- ♦
♦ kindly communicate with Dis-. ♦
♦. trict Secretary A. J. Carter, ♦
♦, he will hear   of   something  ♦
♦ which will be to his interest. ,.♦
4- ■_ ♦
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Malcoln Link was ih camp on Saturday last. He intends starting work
in Bellevue.. •"
Some of the gentlemen'in camp are
preparing for a good time on Burns'
night, the-25th of the month.
The Bellevue Orchestra had a very
busy week. ; They were away two
nights and'report full houses ori both
occasions. ■ ~   •
The boys'of the camp certainly had
the best'lime of their, lives' on Wednesday night at the smoker held, in the.
Socialist Hall. There was a good programme of'-' song's,' duets and quartettes;' and everything to make up a
pleasant evening. The chair was taken by;Mr. John'Ba'rwick at '8.30. The
first item was a few re_nark's\by Mr.
James Aulsup1,' who proved himself to
be quite an orator. The affair, closed'
at the wee srna' hours of the morning.
A team from' BlairmoreJ-olted into
this camp on Monday and converted
the place Into a temporary circus^ No
damage was done. The team waB finally rounded' up in- the vicinity of the
Mrs. Davie Davidson, who haB been
under the weather for some time past,
is.able to be around,again.
Mr. Joseph Atkinson met with an accident on Saturday night while following his occupation in the pillars in
No. 2 seam/- It w'iii be a few1 days
before he'will be able to start "work
again., ■   -"*■ '" -•'  • '■       *'?'' ,■
Billy Newton was tak^ri to'the'hospital on Monday and will be operated
on some time this week., .,      . ,- - ■
. A Slavonian. chute, loader had his
band badly hurt ln No. 1 Mine.on.FrI-
daxji jlkt^J^Jiie.^doctpr-fixed^hlm:rup
and he went home... ,
. Freddie Beale, the, local, wrestler, Ib
matched tb wrestle Tom Smith -of
Hillcrest on .the 18th of January. Both
men aro training hard, arid the match,
which.will bei^ged Iri'the^SoclailiSt'
Hall, Bellevue, promises to be a good
., JacJ..<Brool.a\is under<the -weather-
these days with a cold.
The doctor's'agreement was adopted
by the special meeting on Sunday.
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.Owing to the heavy downfall of
snow recently a large gang of men
were employed ou Sunday clearing the
Saturday last being pay day for the
company officials; a large number
Journeyed to town to partake of theo
amusements tho city affords.
Bursted water pipes are quite common up here Just now. Some persons bave had rather unpleasant experiences. '
A whist tournament was held at the
club during the week-end. - Tho following being successful: Wm. McFegan and Oliver Dodge, 1st; C. H.
Hesketh and Jack-Appleby 2nd.
The tender of G; Cody, of Fernie,
for alteration to the schools tip here
has been accepted, and work will be
commenced as soon as possible,   ,
The school re-opened on Monday,
but owing to W. Gray, the teacher of
Grade 2, having secured a position at
Nelson, B.C., and hot having a teacher
to replace blm, Grade 2 ls, not open.
We are pleased to see'{lira. Egling-
ton and Mrs. Ireland out of Hospital
again, where they" have been undergoing medical' treatment' "   v
We were pleased' to  see
Campbell up here on Tuesday.
(Continued from Page 1)
An Important Witness—The Man Who
Spoke to Dave Paton Last
Jas. Taylor is the last man who, In
all probability, Dave Paton spoke with
last before his' death, and we give
what occurred In Taylor'B own words.
He says:
"After the three o'clock whistle
blew we were walking down to the
place where we go to catch the train
when I saw the coal train standing
down there, and I saw quite a few men
in front of me jumping on.^ When I
got down to the train I found David
Paton sitting on the second ear from
the end, in front on the little platform,
and I casually says to him; 'Dave,
how is a chance to get on this.train?'
and he says, "All rlgnt." . I then Just
remarked, "How are you feeling today?" and with that Jumped on the car
In front of him, viz., the third one from
the end. I do not know whether* anyone" was on the last' car! but I was
about the last to get on, as the train a
second or two later moved'out. 1 did
not know that anything out of the way
was happening, until we got cloBe to
Fernie when one of the brakemen
Jumped'on the car I was riding and
made a grab at the brake, missed it
and caught the corner of the car. We
were then travelling at a tremendous
speed. It then suddenly struck me
that there was something wrong, and
I made a jump for it, just about a
second or two after the tender left
us. for I fell not far from it. I jumped clear about fifteen feet and landed
safely in the snow. I saw nothing of
Dave Paton after we left the Creek for
the reason that the dust and snow
prevented anyone or anything being
seen further than about" three feet
from his,face. -I-believe that, nearly
everyone on'the train jumped before
,f,: ,
Prior to his accident in 1905 he practiced with the Coal Creek Football
Club, and after that at all Mme3 took
an interest in this and other sports,
having acted on various ocmmlttees
and last season was secretary of the
Crow's Nest Football League.
His cheerful countenance, ever-
ready smile of friendship and general
"bon homme," will be sorely missed
by his numerous friends and acquaintances for years to come. His parents.came out to this country in July
1906. He is survived by his parents,
three sisters, one brother in Fernie,
one in the old country, and one at the
Engineer Bergman says he was just
about to start off for Coal Creek, when
somebody shouted, "She is coming!"
He immediately reversed his engine
and the next thing he knew was a
bump.   He got bis arm bruised.
from a slight'limp he is looking well.
We are pleased to report that all the
injured ih the recent snowslide are
doing very well.  "
The stork'visited .Welsh Camp on
Sunday last, arid Yeft a fine daughter
at the house of Mr and Mrs Wm. Patterson. Billy is now all smiles. Mother and'daughter doing well.
Jack Combes is suffering with a bad
attack of rheumatism and has tieen off
work all week. /His place as company weighman on* the tipple Is being
fihed by Charlie Hesketh.
-_Quite a,large'number of visitors
have been up'here viewing the scene
of the-recent disaster." We hear that  me because, the majority came'walk.
Definite arrangements cannot be
made until news arrives from the brothers of the deceased, one at Content, Alta, and one at the coast, but
if at all possible it will be held on Sunday.  	
LATER—Funeral  will  take  place
Monday, afteraooa. ; jf^j
i"hu. i..QUEST
The inquest will -be held in the
Provincial Court House on Tuesday
evening, next at '7.30 o'clock. » The
jury will consist of: .Wm. Eschwig. ,
Stanley Morton, J.W. Qulnricy, W. R."
McDougall, Percy Bean and John C.
Brakeman McLaren in jumping from ,
the train got his wind knocked out,
but otherwise is suffering no ill-effects.
NELSON, B. o., Jan. 10.—.The executive of the Western Federation of
Miners, together with J. W. Bennett
and A. J. Carter, extend sympathy to
the bereaved family of our respected
brother David Paton.
-.-, '"i'-"_>K-
'he family  remedy   for   Cei Kim  »r.o Colcta ■
Shiloh costs so  little   and doc«  to muds I'
.Cambrldce Higher Local Honours Certiflcat*.
BIrminifhnm Unlv.rs.ty Education Dip'onu.)
Assistant, MiRfl Hodgson,'(Dip'oma of th« CoJ-
lceo of Teachers for the Wtd and Dumb.)
TcrmR for bonrders and day'scfcekn on application to the Ileadm istresfl. r< <
Don't forget to try Easton's
,   , •' When you want
Coleman Bakery
Alex. Easton, Prop.     -
the Fernie'Alpine"Clufir are arranging,
a climb;" tip the' mou'ri&'in'where the
Blide occurred:.'
(Rocdyod too late for publication
lait wonlc)
'i'ttrvo choeri (or Heaver Mines. Tho
hotkey club wont to Plncher Crook
on CbrintrflM Day and beat tho boya
there to tbo tune of 2 to 1. A. fow
Plncher Creek boya felt aore, hut thnv
<nan Jmvft their rovonge, aa they play
the nearer boya on New Year'a Day
at Heaver ttlnea,
The people, nre Jumping Into tho
eotnpany'a new houiee tbeae daya aa
tbejr get flnlibed. In fact aome had
to tfot in boforo their houto waa ready.
*« their fanlllei had arrlred and the
famltrt/o vu la a cur Iu Ibe yards, ao
It wai vp lo tbe management to get
ihem a boaae, whleh ther did be-
fen tbejr weold tee them out In the
mUL At every one Iroowe, lt'« very
hard te *e*t a box ear.
The leg'1 tnrplhl, oa. tfce .aWia*
ring «m B».«rtaj,..!*Bt Urt^#M larte-
ly atlAidtt. V A lady'e tad gent'a prise
Mr, John Chrlstlo was In Pornlo for
a fow days lant wook taking In tho
Bights, IIo roturnod hppo on Frldny.
Tho Btork visited tho homo or Mr.
nml Mrs. Shone on tho 3rd of tho
month nnd loft n flno, big dnughtor.
Mother nnd child doing woll,
Mr, Jonoph Vordon has ngnln start*
od ns master mechanic nt tho llollovuo plant. Mr. Vordcn wns hero ne
master mechanic some tlmo ago, but
rnfttgncd to tnko chnrgo of the Frnnk
plant, Ills many friends nro glad to
boo hlin nnd his family bnck again In
Mr. McIntyro,,of Cnlgary, Is In nolle'
vuo on real estate business, Mr. Mc-
Tyre ],..., ,4U;u, u .ai**. circle of
Mow.*, in 'lc..'n.
Quito a, larjro crowa of tho boys went
to illalrmoro en Wednesday to *t*> the
hookey match between Pernio and
Mr wim,« rhr'yy.z :. z;, c*;**i»
spending the Christmas holidays. He
will be returning somo time next weok
nil smiles.
The Dellevue I/oral hss again changed tho meeting* from Monday night
to tho first and third Sundays or each
Mr. ft. W. Christie la again employ*
ed at hla former trade at the Rellevue
mine, Mr Christie Is one of the men
who claimed to bate been discriminated against Ha had hla ease placed
before a commission a few dare ago
with the result that he waa reinstated
<* the liret of the year- He !# aft*...
oeewpylng one' of tbe benthos In the
earpenter'e shop.
Robert Middle.on, wbo for a long
time served as fire boin for the coal
company hore, was a visitor here on
Tuesday. .-.-.,.   7
Mr, Thomas Williams, District Mine
Inspector, was in camp Wednesday
making tho.usual Inspection■ of the
Tho rosult of tho chockweighmnn's
election held Thursday last was as follows: Richard Jonos, 95; John Marsh,
94j Goorgo Boddington, B2; Wm. Wilde
51: Wm. Portor, •_•.•
Tho membcri. of the ■ K. P. Lodge
have been busy rustling now mombors
with tho result of a big Incroaso to
tho membership. >
' Prank Carpenter brought Into camp
Sunday last a nice moss of grayling
which he caught at tho lSlk bridge.
A danco was hold In Martin's Hall
Tuesday night, Thoro was a good
attendance nnd ovoryono enjoyed
A shooting match for sweopetako's
will be held on Sunday after pay day,
nonr tho new hospital,
On Wodnesdny morning, Mike Hal-
ko, a driver In Now No. 3. mot with on
nocldont whilst lifting on somo cars,
being crushed botweon rib and earn,
Ho was Immediately takon to tho hospital, whoro ho was attended to by
Dr. Woldon. ,
Honry Cnrr, who spnnt, Chrlstmns
nnd 'Now Yonr with his family, left
on Mondnv night's trnln for Iho Yel-
lowhcnd Pass.
Miss Plosnlo Ryan, of the flront
Northern' Hotel, returned Snturday
nicht last, after having spnnt a week's
holiday In Colomnn with frlonds.
Mr Xtnhifvt nffcru :,.fl T3m.«u._>
morning for Vlrtorln, nt wMrb plnce
ho will represent Mlohel Lornl Union
nt tbe Convention of the nrltlsh Col*
umbla Pod«»rntlon of T,nhor which con«
venes on January 13th Inst.
An Itemlwr. ftf/wiM a* ;j;; JftcLcI
riirlatmsa Tree Fund will be publish*
ed later on.
Quite a number of people nro tnlc
Ing advantago of the deep snow these
dny* and enjoying themselves snow*
Mr and Mra. If, Roetgor, of the
Orest Northern Hotel, left Tuesday
morning for Wf_«hitivtM.. whrw. fn fn-
ture they will make (Hair bome,
Thn members of Mlehel lAlte F. O,
te are all Invited to attend c smoking
concert, ete., at Coleman. flatuHar
next, whleh la being held hy the Coltv
tam Lod«e. Ont>* * tjrmber. are going And * nival •njetabn» tlmo la anticipated.
Now that P.c. Boardman ha's got his
heating appliance.for; ^iti .greenhouse,
etc.,' wie can' expect;Wealthy rivalry
in horticulture between Joe and Billy
Puckey. Awaiting .developments,
ii--John .Jones, .(employed ,ln No. .1
North, as « miner sustained a ecalp
wound joft^Monday^thaough- a, boom
slipping and striking him oh-the-h'esdl.
;Sam Mazroe, employed on the slack
cars.at the tipple, was knocked off the
cars on Wednesday evening through
the carp running away and. banging
the ohe he' was 'standing on. 'He received -alight injuries to head and log.
;Aiex; Hryhlrchuck, driver, In No.. 1
Baat, had hie foot run over with a trip,
car oh Wednesday'hlghl1 '.',,,
The following children took part in
a i concert held at the , Presbyterian
Church' last woek, contributing songs
and "recitations; Jessie Sharpies,
Norah.Sharpies, David Shanks, Frank
Dooley, Thomas Davidson, James
Davidson, Edward, Glover, William
Qlbvor, Joo Wilson.
ing along-after me oni the track.     I
only heard of Dave Paton'a death after
Sines came to. a standstill.'.' "
Tho Editor has handod to me your
communication of 2nd Inst,, and after
cnrerully considering samo I havo
como to the conclusion 'that no good
purpose could bo served by. publishing
it, as lt would probably load into a
discussion which whon .woll, throshod
out would amount to nothing at all.
I think, in justice to all concerned, if
your Local, or, In fnct, nny mombor
of tbo District, has any charges to pro*
for against any mombor of tho Executive, or ovon ngalnst any mombor
of the organization, tho samo Bhould
bo made according to tho Constitution,
If this courso wero followed ovoryono
involved would hnvo tho opportunity
of defending hlmsolf,
Miss Mario Drolor, a woll-known
Now York.HUffrngotto and Hull Mooso
booster, In hor ovldonco beforo tlio
New York Factory Investigating committee In their Inquiry into child la*
bor abusos, stated thnt chlldron of
from six to tun yonrs nre forced
to toil from six In tlio morning till
school tlmo, nnd from 3 In tho nftornoon till 10.110 )),m, In tho unsnnltnry
sweating shops of tho East Sldo tono-
A  ,T PAPTPn, orrn Tr_.;a.
David Paton was horn in Lanarkshire. Scotland, on October 26th, 1877,
He'resided for.soteetlme-atCambus-
lang, near Glasgow, from' where he,
together, jwlth   hieT eldest; brother,
George and family, left for,Wyoming,
U. S. A., In May, 1904.     Not being
satisfied with conditions'; there;  and
having heard of the mlnea In Fernie,
they left for this district in-August or
Septomber of the same yean   He was
only working here a few mouths, when
in June, 1905, he met with a severe
accident In No. 2 Mino. „ He was a
digger, but wont out ln place of a
driver for a day and was proceeding
down an Incline when he was accidentally thrown under a loaded car,,causing injuries, which necessitated amputation of his leg.    After bolng off
for some seven or eight months he
wns elected for the position of clmck-
welghman in January, 1006, and has
beon re-elected continuously from that
date,     Ho hnd for upwards of five
yearB boen Recording Secretary   of
Gladstono Local, and has always boen
busily ongngod In connection with the
Local,   Executive   Committees,   ete.
Ho was one'of the foronioBt on tho
Mnnngomerit'Commlttoo of tho Local
nnd In many othor ways mado hlmsolf
usoful and showed his koon Interest In
tho organization.    Ho wns also auditor for tho Local for tho pnBt five
yoars, for tho Co-Oporntlvo Storo on
mnny occasions, nnd wns ngnln nn*
polntod for tho yoor, 1013.    Ho wna
appointed by tho DlHtrlct Executive
Hoard to audit tho District books Inst
torm, nnd again rocolvod tho highest
voto for mtalnlng that position this
yoar.    As a Soolnllst, his sorvlnos to
tho pnrty Ih woll known.    Ho wns an
actlvo campaigner and propagandist,
nnd was on two occasions olootion
ngont for pnrllamontnry rnndldntos.
Hardware and Furniture
W^e have the largest and most up-to-date /
Hardware aiid Furniture Stock
in the Pass. „ Everything in   .
Stoves and Ranges
Granite 4 Enamelware
Carpets and Rugs-
Plumbing and Heating.     Special Attention to Mail Orders
Crow's Nest Pass Hardware Co., Limited
\       f,    i <' ,
Phone 7     FRANK, Alta.    P.O. Box 90
Every Night—8 to 10 o'clock
At least five reels nightly, Feature films, Comedies, Educational, Instructive.
Prices 10c & 26c
A  pleasant evening's entertainment, House
comfortable, commodious and well heated
An intoroi-tlnfl. experiment In co-op-
erntltrn Iniirnnllam 1» "»w«.;; l; jij,
the currnnt Ihduo ef Survey, (. weekly
which for the taut fifteen yenro hna
been conducted under the direction
of tho Charity Organisation Society
of the City of New York. Tho periodical la to be controlled henceforth
by Hu own aiibacrlbcra, who. under
the title of Survey Aisoelatet, Incorporated, win havo a voting Internet In
IU nffftlrt.
F. M. Thompson Co.
The Quality Store
Biairmore^  Alta*
"The balls aeem to k|M readily to-
"Md-wonder. Homebody bat Imnf *
sen* of mistletoe over the billiard
Fine Groceries.      Sole Agent for Five Roses Flour
Selected Teas,   Pure Coffees and Spices.   Finest Creamery
Butter and Cheese.      Canned Fruits in Variety.
Choice Syrups and Molasses
Dry Goods     Crockery     Clothing1     Boots and Shoes
A complete assortment of goods that are usually kept'in a First Class Store
Foreign Ac Domestic goods of every description.  Goods deliverep promptly
free of expense.    Phone 25 or call and get our prices. SS
Stephen L. Humble
.   .  Dealer in
Hardware, Stoves & Ranges
Fancy Goods and Stationery
BELLEVUE '''.-- Alberta
Bar Unexcelled
All White Help "
Call in and "
isee us otlee
Fernie-Fort Steele
Brewing Co., Ltd..
Bottled Goods a Specialty
Cigar Store
Wholesale and Retail ,
Barber Shop
Baths   .
Shoe Shine
Billiards and Pool
Coffee and Sandwich
Hazelwooa Buttermilk
i     ■ ■— »' n»ii«m
Victoria Avenue
FERNIE, B.C,       Phone 34
r'  ' X    utMtti
The Fire Boss and
11 t   , • v_. (
Mine Accidents
$   I positively cure three-fourths ofi
•nil the cases"tlmt ;ive absolutely in-tt |
-curable by any methods other than?
dthose I employ. 1 do not .care whof ,
Shas treated you ot- he \v long or byi i
{"what-means-he- has. treated you, 5 j
the probability is that I can cure"
you, and I will be^ able to speak,
-definitely in the   matter when 1
Qknow the details of yonr case.
f    Write for Free Book
¥ If you can't call afc my offices
Qwi-ilc for my book, which describes!
•iny method. AH letters nre given j
"special attention.
210 Howard St., Spokane, Wash.
Good Board
Ross & Macfef |£^.
TNowhere In the Pass can be
found In such a display of'
* ,We have 'the", best money
can buy of Beef, Pork, Mutton, Veal, Poultry. Butter.
Eggs, Fish, "Imperator Hams
and .Bacon" Lard,.' Sauiagee,
Welners'a'ncl.Sauer1 Kraut.
Calgary Cattle Co.
Phone 58
| Livery, feed
and Sale Sla ill..
First class Horner, for Sale.    !
Buys Hor&cs on Comminon
  ...__ i
George Barton    Phone 78 f
*kt -
Kvery convernp*-l,;r ,t«(j comfort, ]ust
llk« bfft:   it  r.«_m-     t/W.  block
■r:,m Pon iifti-.e:  ttn\r*
.. iLKf._*.   «   Preprtster
.1  Ave.     .    .    •     FEftNlt.
A Flash of
In Jiint us llU.ily lo Btrllco
tlio hoi.no of tlm mil nun red
mnn iih tlmt of IiIh moro prudent nolKhbor, No bulldlni.
Ih Immune.
Belter rSave
Us Insure
you nnd havo a llnhtnlni.
cIiiubo nttachtnl to tlm policy,
Thi..- yoii imtiiuit «_«.. *i»»o
tlmo thero in a thunderstorm.
Solo Affont for Fornio
- Accidents will occur in coal mines as
long as the human element is involved
in the industry. There are some accidents which cannot be prevented by
any precautionary'measure, but,they
are few. The greater number, of the
accidents are due to the carelessness
of some -.one or a violation, of mine
The mine foreman is the official
generally supposed to see that mine
rules are enforced. His duties, however, are such that iii an extensive
mine he can only g.ye general and
occasional or cursory attention to matters other than the production of coal.
He must, in a large measure, depend
on the fire boss in the regulation of
the actions of the individual employes.
The very nature of the fire boss' duties
stamp his office as the'one that has
most to do with the safety of the employes.   "... x   .     -■    ,
In, most cases the fire bosses are
capable men, but as the most capable
fire bosses are from time to time*', pro-
moted to foremanshlps tliere' is frequently trouble' to; get men to take
their place. In' almost every field .the
fire boss must pass an examination to
prove his qualification for the position.
In some instances he must pass tlie
same examination as do the assistant
foremen. Miners capable" pf passing
the required examination, and possessing the executive ability to enforce, discipline, are usually men who cau'earn
more as miners than as fire bosses,
and besides they do not have to work
the unseasonable and often long shifts
required of fire bosses. Therefore
they do not look on a position as fire
boss with much favor. Its' only, advantage is that it is a stepping stone to
possible promotion to .an assistant foie-
manghip or aforemanship.
In recent conversation a State Miue
Inspector said: "Many accidents in
mines can he prevented by the fire
bosses. They naturally, yislt each
working place daily and are supposed
to notice all other elements of danger
to the men as well as the presence of
gas. Under tbe mine foreman, the
fire boss should have authority to require miners to promptly set necessary
props, to use "more caution ln regard
to' the stability of the top coal, and to
strictly enforce the mine rules under
penalty of discharge for the violator.
Naturally, a fire boss to do this must
not only be a careful man himself, but
he must'possess technical knowledge
and the executive ability and force necessary to secure prompt nd full compliance to his ordors. Such men, as
fire bosses, are * scarce. They are
growing scarcer every year.- There is
but one remedy as I see-it.- The.position of fire boss must-be made more
remunerative. The incumbent of the
position must be paid a- salary larger
than the amount he can earn, as a miner ' in shorter hours and with no responsibility ether than his own safety.
The position must'be made more attractive to first-class ;men,,« Such men
can do, a great deal-to* lessen '.the number of accidents^andTin my" .opinion, no
greater movement''toward decreasing
the number of inline-afccldents can be
made than the employment 'of.the best
possible men as fire bosses' at'salaries
that will warrant their'accepting the
positions,"—Mines and Minerals,
Safe Motors for
Use in Coal Mines
"An'1 .Investigation o£' "Explosion-
Proof Motors" is the title of .Bu'itnin
No. 46, which has just-been issued bv
the United ■ States, .Bureau -of.' -Mines:
The author is H. H. Clark, who has
charge of the electrical investigations
■oLthe'JB_urea'iLof__Miries,'"■"' '   "•
.The term "explosion-proof," as applied by the Bureau of Mines io an
electric motor* refers to a7 motor inclosed by' a caking so constructed thai,
an explosion bt'ti, mixture of mine *?as
(methane)' and' air'within the casing.
win tiot" ignite a mixture oi[ the same
gas surrounding the motor.""', There,
are two'classes of motors so coftstfuct!-
cd: FlysC a' totally inclosed class built
strong enough' t6 wlthstapa'h,igh'lnte'rr
nal pressures and 'Wde^ignod that the
efficiency of all Inclosing)'covers cfctn
be satisfactorily maintained; ' 'secoiid,
a' class provided'with'relief openings
or valves designed to'relievo, the pressure of an explosion within'the motor,
caiilng, and to cool any products '.of
combustion'' discharged through ' tho
A satisfactory, motor of tlie first
class Is much" more expensive to build
than nn equally safo motor of. the second class. For this rctison, attempts
to mnko motors oxploslon proof have
beon confined chloflj' to' motors of
the second clnss.        „
Tlio function of oxplpslon proof devices for electric motors Is to roduco
below the Ignttlon point 6. gas (mo-
thane)-tho tomporaturo of any tlameb
that mny bo discharged from the motor casing, Tho tomporaturo roduotion
Is offoctod by removing the roqulslte
amount of heat from tho flames dur*
lng tholr pnasngo through tho devices,
Vnrious pinna havo boon proposed
and dovolopod for tliiiB romovtng hont
from tho products of explosion. Tho
prlnclplo of tli^ Davy safety lamp hns
bon tho hauii. of most of the protective ilovlocis dofllpimd for explosion-
proof motors, Application of thin
prlnclplo consists lu canning tho ills-
charged ruhoh to pims ovor or through
metalic screens or plates which by
conduction remove,tlie- heat from the
gases. In some types of devices the
cooling effect.of,expansion is dlso .utilized.   ,,....,--.    ,    ,,   ,_
For.the sajke of simplicity,tin this
report the means used to cool incan->
descent. gases • !are" termedT'Tfotectlv e"
devices," whether they consist of valves, "layer.s of gauze or'metal .plat.es.
The investigation described" in this'[bulletin was .undertaken by .the Bureau of
MTines as one of several investigations
haying,fp'r their purpose the ascertain-,
ing'of'methods of..o§sehl_.ns the risks
attending Ihe use,.of electricity iri .niin-.
lng."'.[The* Bureau.began this investigation by .sending "a circular' letter to.
manufacturers of 'electric, motor. ,f^r
mine' sef.yi.ee, stating that the. bureau
proposed to iri&ke tests of ,,elecrtic.
motors designed "for operation h_ the
presence of gas1-(methane) 'in ordor to
deterniin6' their suitability' for such"
service.'-' "this • letter .was Sent 'to all
manufacturers'.' whom 'tiio imrqau be-;
li'eved wbuld lio interested In the''proposed tests.' " Flvo nlotors \vere sub-,
nilt'tbd for teBt.'no two being ".protect-
od In exactly tho same manner,' In
this report tho results of tests are related to the various types''of prote'e-'
tlon omployod which are doscrluod ln
• According to ,tho dofinltlon of nn
explosion-proof motor," such n machino
can" presumably bo safely operated'In
nn atmosphoro containing gaB (mo-
timnc^ under conditions most conducive to oxploslon, provided that tho
protective devices with which tho motor is equipped nro In good condition
and -In their proper placos; ■' Iri conducting tho Investigation hore reported, nn -effort was mado to produce conditions that would probably 'Introiluco
tho greatest olomonts of (liuigor, In
tho oartlor tests especially, nnd to
somo oxtont in subsequent toatn It wns
not evident juftt what tho most dnhgoi'-
ous conditions would bo,—Thn MlnlnR
nnd ..nglnccrliig Ilccord.
.     AS3AYGR
K   W.   WIDDOWSON, A«*ay«r and
Ch«rcl»U Iki« C 1101, Nplnoft,    n,    C.
Ctn»._re.t.—Oold, Hllver, l.ta.1 nr C«ppar,
it i-acl.. ootd-Hllveri or Htlv.r-r.fai!,
1,10. l'.l_*» for ntlinr nuitnln: Conl,
_>m+nt. Vlttrttr anaiytia on appllc*.
Unn T>>» »i*<■#»•«' cuitom »it»jr office
U llHttifc C«Im_Mi_
Ottawa   Governmont   Will   Organlzo
Branch of Mining Department to
Help Consumers Oet  What
They Want In Fuel
OTTAWA, Jan. 2--Pnnl<trH nil ovnr
riinndn who hnvo bomi Rotting gov.
ornmont contracts for tlio mipply of
iuai iiiiu i.t.s|/,>>•:..i  „'„li   1. !;,!
;,/ t.i) Ji.'j- 51 v-..! M hn WrTfOftoit
lu t'jo nniioiinroii.-'ii. thnt In iho futuro
us noon-nil n branch of tho government Horvlrp hns boen nrgiinlssoil to
nttnm\ to It nil onnl will ho bounht on
mj-._...u,.: ..... :.":....'.:.:,■; ?—•*••'■,' nn ..
to InHiiro tho delivery of tho particular kind mid quality nf fuol contracted
for through tho medium of mimpilim
chemical imiilyslH and detnrmlnntlnn
of lientlriu valuo.
A rnnRlitnrnblo Increnno In the pro-
mint Bluff of tho i|ilu,c» branch will
ii'ivn tn hi. mtii\b to thnkft tliln \w»-
nlbic. U la cpnitidpred In view ot tho
fnct that tho W«nm<mt 1» yearly In-
(-rinsing IU ptirthast'S of'<-oal for snp-
plying, the varioiw dopartmrnt rail-
wnfA and ships, an'i that it is of great
- wrtance that lt U plkMd la * position 16 purcbasft th.r ronrotriinv.wft-
omlp basin.
Wltb tha millions of tons or tuoi
required to satisfy all ihtto different
iicoiIh It readily becomes miparcnt that,
thodBfliulH of dollars may bn thus saved to tho country.
Upsides ndvlcu to tho gnvni'iinicnt
hh roifiuds tho linnthiu vnluo of tllf-
fprent kinds of ennls Information will
ho furnished In connection with tholr
utilization for alonm purpoHei. tint In
bnttlealilpa, rallwnyH, otc, which will
form a UnslH for drawing up ivpoclfl.
calloiin, A Hiwclftl laboratory will bn
oHUibllHluul in connection with tho mln-,
os brunch work at Ottawa lo faclllato
this. Tho V. fl. now has hucIi a
ortiirr-n nf inform.!.Ion nnd (.nnndn will
follow suit. I'
. —■ —•■, * . •
In y^ow of thn, moro or loan rocont
nnivhlMH of Bi»if atyled moral reform-
tra In th<! wost (and olsowheroU
tho following llnoajn Uio Toronto
Snturday N'lgUt nro inty much
apro|)OH, , The yoruoV' nro anony»
mous, being moroly il(tned.."J"„ and,
wero Inspired by thb itatemont by
H«>v. Mr. rtt. Clair, that tlw chtilo
stntutPH in thn Toronto-Normal school
groumtH <K>rr. a iuoiiaw tu ' pi'hlli"
morals, v Tho yo»scs,arp *s,follows:
I've noon somn .ULw that T*fwif  .-
•Will havo to bq.jwHpfl, &oim," *. -
The M.ft. said, "th«Ir InflBftnee • :.*,.
• W&uhl uiMtu touuut tub. to.wn."'       i
"Wbyr cried tho ownurn, much dla-
"Tkfimto th* lomber la andr««ud."
A word .with-you,- friend: Do you
realize that.3r0u_.are a, living breathing
human animal, "produced by^e most
mysterious - and beautiful ,rlaws of-nature—pro-creation?, , Do' you realise
that your-riotheivwas'a woman who
gave to you protection—a protection
which is inherent .amongst alf the animal kingdom; guiding your faltering
footsteps in-your "'first[_'atteri_pt to,
walk; watching over your.bed in sickness—watching with tears" in - her
eyes?, Do you.recall leaving the old
homestead, to traverse the uncertain
and rocky road,of'the world, her imploring you. to be-upright arid .honest
In all your actions; to write home
sometimes ?' Pause now;: think! , Look
deep down into your heart; let your
rnind travel back to that old homestead and to'that old mother with the
tears in her eyes. Ask yourself the
question, "Have I obeyed that request?" Your only-answer can be, "I
have tried, but failed." Why did you
fail? -. Come wlthme.-I will show you.
Let us go and stand in the main street
of any town; look atlhls beautiful automobile.. Wo know wno owns tbat.
chr; he.does no useful labor, but he
is the owner of the. machinery in that
large, lumber yard. Take a peep into
the gambling hells..' .Wc see white
fronted- men, bare-chested women, bedecked .with, costly jewels, with piles of
money on-.each side of them—money
which.they never toiled for—risklng-it
on the turn of a-wheel. Yet again, we-
will go ajitle. farther- and look into
their dining room, with its silver and
gold chattels, its costly wines, fruits,
hidden muslcand tropical plants. Ye.t
these people do not toil—these,people
are your masters. They own the'means
of production which' you manipulate'
with your only possession, —' Labor
Power! .[ Thjjy. give you, certain monies, just enough to keep you alive—no
more—you cannot.'. purchase cars,
sumptous dinners, jewels for your
^yife.' , No;, they .pass you a "check,
payable on. the' 1st of May. If you
quit you' cannot, cash'. it for its full
value. You go" to the bank,- they
charge you.six per cent;.if you cash it
privately, you will ..be charged more.
The Riverside [ Lumber. Company/ at
Michel, .iss.ue you -a., pay-check, payable at".CJuebec Bank.. .They . hand-
you this .check .through.one ,window,
ybu hand' it througa.another .window,
tp. a,clerk, who..hits' journeyed- from
Calgary ..to ,perforin' this ■ benevolent
action. ., Ypu. get yo\ir pay less,2^ per,
cent .for perfo.rrni¥g~tlir^vrif"_you:' pu_£
chase,from ,il_<j company's-store, (and
I cannot seg, wji.at "else .you, can do)
you have to pay'at least-50 per cent
above the. usual. pr.ices..,- When you
have paid ail tlie-claims on'your meagre wage,,how. rijuqh. have you left?
Pernaps, enough .tn.Jiil.e you to the-
nearest town. You step off the train.
A man witli a peaked.cap and.bright
buttons" steps' forward" (note—this is
the law which Iqoks.,after,those people who give unto you wages—i.e. exchange .for, labor power),. , lio (the
man with' the bright buttons) fires
the questions-at-your^'Who are you?
Vvhero-have^you come from? -Whero
are you (going?. -Have you any tfionoy?
Tho best answer would be "What iii
Hell .has 'that got-tb'do 'Wltlfyoil?"
But you' drironoteay that; you must
toll tbis .mill, .yottr' wholo ■ pedigree,
truthfully. You go to nn hotol ;i you
meet .some' -frlohds,' perhaps; get a
drink.. Toward midnight youfeel llko
eating;- leave tho hotol to look for it,
and J-'bU'pnss out on' to tho sidewalk.
Horo again Is' bright buttons. Again
those quoBliohs aro flrod at you. "Now,
bo careful how you' answer. Where
nro you going?-! It Is time/ yoir wero
In tho hotel." You have not the'
right to ent. : Your patience Is ox-
luuisted, yoirdo not answor In tho
usual civil mnnnor; tho rosult Is you
nro pushotl. Into tho city Jrill. ■ Tho
tlmo that you got la measured by tho
amount of work tho city has on hand.
Yon lenvo tho Jul! nftor serving tho
porlod nllotod to you, and aro told to
get out.of town, How nro you going
to got out? Yon hnvo not got any
money; If you try to ride out on tho
triiln—It'a no mnttor If you did cut tho
tins for tho railroad—you nro Kicked
off that trnln; you hnvo not got tho
rlRht to rldo on that train; you do not
hold tho right to starvo to death.
Thoso fow roinnrks are truo In ovory
dotnll. Tnko a tumbln, you Lumbor-
.neks. Clan of Toll—Arlao! Unite!
Only by uniting cnn you llvo up to
your mothor's plon, Stand forth nml
yoll to tho world In Clarion volco: "I
am a man; I will not be a nlnvo nny
longprl" nnd thon will tho old mothor
with outstretched hnnds and bright
oyofl any "My boy has acpompllslinrt
my wish I"
". wnnirl nol |r>t n PhIM of mlno   -
Thn watnnrantf. frpniwint;
Thoy shock me whon I ro. to iltno."
Somo askod "To what oxtont?"
The M.lt. said, "Well, I declare,
I'vo soon tho salnd druHHjuR thoro."
"Tho city hall has trot to go—
Yon citizens may staro."
"It cost so much," thoy all protest.  >
"Why did you put It thore?"
Tho M.lt. erlod, "My rca»on'_i rough-
Southern cxtiosriro, that's, rnoiigh."
"Thn maplf trpos all shock mc too,
.You would tlut, let Uwu Km,..".  .
"What's-wrong with tlu_m;: tlicppopte
,.. , ,**V, -.,'.,
".Ypa.fljQ.-wo dJd, not know.". .  ..
••mind, Mind," tho M.R, ssld again,
"They have no ttg lrfcts~that is
pUita." „
,v,; ANNUAL      E A 8 T E R N     FXC;U-R S I O NSC
FERNIE to TORONTO and' Return ,.;7. v'-,..'J:i.'.'..".'..':;.-;. A|67.15'?"
FERNIE to,MONTREAL and Return £_V.".....7...".:."-:"...'.. .*72.15';
Corresponding-loiw. rates to points in Ontario, Quebec and Maritime.'
" "'-.'.. n-<-      ' Provinces..,.     " ' .  •„..;. ';,;   .!. * y'"■''•
'   Tickets on Sale,December?lBt to ,31st, -inclusive.   Good to return
within three, months." LIBERAL EXTENSION- PRIVILEGES.' >,  '-
Tickets issued in connection with Trans-Atlantic trips, on sale'Nov. \
7tlf to Dec. 31st inclusive, arid ilmited to-five month's from date of»
Issue, with privileges of' exterielori. y.y    \. - ,'"  ^'
For full information, rail and steamship tickets, apply to
< R. READING,, Agent, Fernie! B.c[; or'write to R. G. McNELLIE,'
District Passenger Agent, Calgary, Alta.   . ' -'.
* „
Head Office
Camtai, Paid Up ..1'.'....$3,000,000
TOT^I. AS8KT8 OVOI «1000,0-0
Just as a:successtui merchant makes every
effort to give his customers courteous, efficient attention, so do the officers of the Bank
of Hamilton endeavor to render to depositors
every servise consistent with-conservative'
banking practice.
No deposit is too small to.assure the depositor considerate. treatment—the savings
accounts of those in moderate circumstances
are welcomed with courtesy, and with _.'p;
sence ot uiidue formality which makes'Wnk.
ing aconvenlence and a pleasure. „ . "■
PI. J. Stanley, Agent
, 1
Bellevue Alta.     ^
:      .Commercial House      „
Best accommodation in the Pass
Up-to-date — Every convenience ..'
•-.', Excellent cuisine* ••• yr .;
Suitable for Ladies 8c Geritlemen
H: B. Hineline   ':-:     Proprietor
U'cxi to Fernie Hotel."   .,'."■
.   from $15.00 to $50.00
Cleaned   ;, ,  ,.
: Repaired
, ,,,'.". and'
..'■'. '. Pressed
Head Off That Gold
' Do not let a cold viin away, with you. Assort your
rights by fighting a cold with the proper weapon.
The best way to hoadol'f a cold and overcomo it
is by taking
Laxative Bromide Quinine Tablets
Tho handy nnd convenient i'orm in which theso
tablets aro mado render them pleasant to take and .
effective in results,    Fifty chocolate-coated tablets in each box.   Will break up a cold in less than
24 hours. ' 25o, por Box.
woro tho FIR8T PRIZE and tho GOLD MEDAL
at tho Edmonton Exhibition awarded to
Bocnuso thoy aro THE BE8T ON THE MARKET, that's why.
Buy thorn all tho tlmo at
8AM GRAHAM, Munigtr
Ct C_- Zi S5 SM_? T!,"Tt0Tu
Lumber for all
■"'•■■ i*A- ri rdr?\
yy- 7^'Sii \-l ««»a'
.!',-'; ''•"•' „'»■ *• *' Jv *fyi\ '■ 'l<~J{«i-
Of nor. nnif YARD, Met>HI«»0«. *V«, MP. tt. N. DII»Or, rVIHIK
li^ro at. dny. tlmo,nnd-In »t»r
qi'mnity.     You cannot .twAtuiij
.ii -wl.h n.lnrir« order, or kIvc
, ui »o,mB_tli none Uiat jr«, will.,
,R.-it ntl^nrt to H.
JOI5T6, 6HINQLI8, Etc, ■
..(or nny kind of-.buiiaing-, jow
•n.ftr.'>t/'ftt.,w^v_. opo_».».H»ie.,
ui aend you *»i»t jam w*nt
,whcn ron w-unt fr. SX=S3SBmS5k^;
,. ir.
V     y
' 1
t ,'■
Professional Mid-Wife
Whea-ia'spokane see Dr. Mary
Swartz/ Specialist In Female Troubles.
Expert confinement cases; -good
home for patients:
Oi. Mary Swartz
Galena Blk., Room 5, Post and River-
. side, Spokane, Wash.'   :
One of the
C. J. ECKS.TORM      Prop.
.   Letbbridger Alta.
Dr. de Van's Female Pills
■ A reliable French regulator; neter falli. The«
pills are exceedingly powerful In re^l.U_i thS
- generative portion of Ae female system. iSfuae
•Jl cheap ImlUtlOM.  Dr. d. Xmrn'tTare sold "
, J5 a box, or three for $10.   Mailed to any address.
For oui^Foreign Brothers
Beware bf
Sold on .the
Merits of
You're always welcome here
Clean Rooms, Best of
Food,and every
.'"-'   attention
A. McDougall, Mgi
Manufacturers of and Dealers in all kinds of Rough
and Dressed Lumber
Send us your orders
P. Carosella
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
.Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes'
„    Gents' Furnishings
",.'' - '• -■
Maple Leaf
Coleman, Alta.
Central location, close  to
Football grounds and .
Tennis Court
When in Coleman give us
1  a.call,  . ,
ii i       - ...
Good assortment of candies
• .. and fancy boxes
Socialna demokracija se v marsiCem
razlikuje od mesCanskih In kapltalls-
tienili strank, najbolj pa V tem, da ji
je sedan, e.delo pred vsem priprava.za
bodofinost, in sicer za bodoCnost, ki
.stoji jasno pred njenimi. 65mi. Cilj
socialne deinokracije . ni samovoijna
sUka kakiSne trme, ne "idila," kiizhoja
iz same domisljije, temvec-pod resne-
ga spoznanj'a. Fantazija bi lahko nas-
likalasvet se mnogo lepSi od tistega,
ki stremi ponjem socialna demokracija: ali vsati'sta lepota bi ostala le v.
fantaziji in se ne bi niltoli uresnicila.
Ker pa polltika ni poGJ.ij,i ni poezija,
sene Bme'bavlti z utopljami, temvoS
mora iskatl resnlco in postavljatl svoje
delo na nje podlago.  „
Ali kakor ne sme resna stranka zap-
eljevati ljudstva, z bobneCimi boBe-
daml 6 bodoClh. krasotah, ki se ne
morejo izpblniti, tako<Je tudl napaco
zabavati mnoJice s samosedanjostjo
In Jim jeinati pogled za prihodnjost.
Zlvljenje Cloveitva se ne zakljuCuje z
nbcojjnjiin vefierom; kdor skrbi samo
za- dana§njl dan,1 ostane vedno na en-
em mestu. • Vsaka nova ura ganajde
enafio nepripravljenega kakor vsaka
dosedanja. Vedno bo preseneCen in
vedno bcj zaostajal.   •  , /
Asaka resna polltika mora biti delo
za bodocnost; zlasti pa velja to za
delaysko; politiko. Zdaj delavstvo
mora dosed svojo reSltev 6ele y bo-
docnosti; zaradii tega mora poznati
svoj cilj in .prl vsaicem koraku mora
vanj up'irati svoj pogled.
Vsakovrstni "delavski prljat'eljl,"
ki se mnoze kakor gobe issa deiia,
odkar ima 'delavstvo hekaj veljave v
javnem Sivljenju, p'ozabljajo hote ali
nehote, da proletariate ne zadostuje
takozvano "zboljanje polo2aja", tem-
veC gre za nekaj drugega za nekaj
mnogo neCjega. Vprasanje ni, Ce naj
doseze delavec malo boljsi koSCek kru-
ha; to je nekaj; ali ne vse. Na vse-
zadnje je tudl za delavca kruh le sred-
stvo, ne pa cilj.' .Vprasanje pa se
glasi tako; ali ima delavec enake pra-
vice do 2ivljenja kakor drugi ljudje,
a„ jih.nima.. To je tista tocia okoll
katere se su5e vse.  ■ ■.
Dandanasnji ima delavec 've5inoma
premalo kruh'a; ali vsega druzega ima
premalo—-raziin bede.      Te ima vefi.
Meals that folate liko
motlior used to <_ool.
Best in the Pass
•loa. Grafton, Proprietor.
Liquor Co. v
"WliojBfflilp Denlors in
Wines    y -
Mail Orders receive
prompt attention
List of Locals District 18
NAME 8i:C. and P. 0. ADDRE88
nnnlilieml  p, Whontloy, Dnnlihonrl, Alln.
U^vt  vi««i.  t). uoinp, Ucavor Crook, via Plnehor
^1t':,ItuJ< •''••'•'- i^uUu, jjox it,, Ikillovuo AHn.
n,,l,rni0,'°  W- *•■ Kvanu, Ulnlrmoro, Aim.
™!" * J   ncrbyshlro, Durmls, Alta.
cnrbondnlo  J, Mllclwll, Carboiu^olo, Coloman, Alta.
Canmoro  n, D. TLuo link, Cunmoro, Alta,
vttk__tuin.ii  v., liniimm, Coleniun, Alln.
Corbln  J. .lonoB, Corbln, n.C.
Chinook Minos .... J. Knntonl, Chinook Mltion, Alln,
ninmonil City Albart Sink, Dlnmond City, Lethbridge.
Pemle , Th0». Uphill, l-'omlo, D. C,
Pran*"     >5v«n Morgan, Frank, Altn.
11o»n,or  wr nnMomtonc, ..oamer, H, C.
mi'cMtt Jan. Cordon, HUlcrost. Alta.
UthbrMffft  I, Moore,   1721, Sixth Av_>m.«, Nunh U-IUUrldgo.
T*thbrl_l»o Colllerlea K.ank Barlnghara, mc, via.. Klpp. Alta,
Maple Leif Hobert Taylor. Maple Leaf, nslleitic, Alta.
Mlehftl  M  nnrrfll, Mlehel, B. C.
Monarch Mln« .... Wm. Mfntf, Klcan, P. 0. Taber, Alta.
Pjutbnrg .......... A. ZutiUT, Pantou.*, Alta.
HonlVtw Cflo, Jordan. Royal Cotllmtca lAtli'iiWua. Alu.
Taber A. K*altert« n, Taber, Alia,
Tab«»  W» Prtmtb Taher. Alta.
mnogo dobrlli, in-koristnih, l'epili in
prijetnih reBi. ' Je-li' pravifino, da je
vse to; kar drugi ljudje lahko uzivajo,
delavstvu nedostopno,"- "prepovedano,
nedosegl'jivo? .''       ik- ' '
•Xa svotu so- n. pr. razlifina stano-
vanja,     Po'.predmestih najde flovek
luknjo, v," katere; ne bi zaprl psa, pa
slanujojo  v.,_njlh  ljudje.      Nizke  so,
tesno, brez zraka in svetlobe, zatohle,
smradne,- legla'.vsaltovrstnih -boleznl,
V enfem 'prbstoru    prebivajo    mosjcl,
zono in' otroci.    ,,V, sredinl, most 'pa
stoje palaCe f. svetlimi salonl, s pros-
trnniml dvornnaml, z razko.nlml kopn-
li&Gi — po dvoje, troje jmdstropij za
ono samo_di_.21no.     nazctipnni, boai„
tekajo otvoqj -.prplotnrcev,. pozlroi ok-
j'rog; 'ko?.uh,' ki ''ga otilftF^ina damn,
| volja vei_ udgo znshigi.murslk'nterl 'de-
.Ijivea v potu svp|agiv <?bra?n, oil novoga
lota.-'do  Sllveslrn. '   ]Jo" dvo tri  uro'
hodijo ncstotl tovnrnifkl siitoijj zjutmj
nn delo in ssvcGer, domov; v vlnklh za
'l^suj. In y avtolniijlUli^c voiiljo jlrugi
•lj.iirt.H. na ziibnvoI.'poVabiv doftelhli. .• ■.'
"-•"J'rijntolJI" ])rlvo«Ci]o d^Invc'em'tudl
"boljgb" stiinovlinjo,   oelo - ollioko   in
tmm'vnj.     :Tiidl d,rui.tvn «n'nJe.jo. „kl
dnrujejo o bciR'l.in'fiolnrtkom'niBgovi'cfl
In moi'tla colo Covljo;    v   protlpuBtu
plef:ojo za rovo«o In tudl zn njlh duSo
so brlunJo.a'All dolnvcl so■ilriiwlli mis-
11;"Kor;jlohijq;znhtoynjo>-oil filvljonjn
flunk dele?.; kakor, ga Imnjo, ncfitovllnl
poHtopnei;  In ziilitovnjo t_ix kot hvojo
prnvlco, no prikot mlloSeino,
Todn riizllk'p'iiio'nfjb ' 'bl(lt "pi-iivljo
"prljntoljl," Clovrk, kl so jo ufill vhii-
kovrntnlli t.;__lc_h ziiiinobtl, all ■ \n\
jionioPnlk, kl ho jo viulll CovlJnvBtvii—
lo vondnr nl vhooiio, l.pH—to ul vue-
omo. All £cvlJnrnt.v'o' ji> prav tiiko
potrobiio knkor n. pr, jurlBtnrlj'ii. In
liotorn—Kiil,nJ no potnoCnll. no tollko
uiSil kolikor doktor? Poglavitrio zar-
adi tega ne, ker.ni mogel, zakaj, nauk
je drag; in kdof mora s iStirinajstimi
leti skrbeti sam zase, ne more boditi
na gimnazijo in no vseu5ili§6e. Dela-
,'vstvo .pa zahtev'a.tudi tukaj svoj dele.;, Tudi proletarec'ne'smatra neve-,
dnosti' za ideal; He daje dra£bi vse,
kar ji more dati, meni.da mu je druz-
b dolzna povrniti zrtye z vsem, kar
si je pridobila—tudi na dugevnem pol-
ju—in Cesar ne bi blla pridobila, ako
ne bi delavstvo skrbelo za takozvane
nizke potrebe! Pomanjkanje delav-
ske izobrazbe ni greh delavstva, tem-
ve5 je greh druibe. In tiidi deleZ du-
sevne hrane je pravica, ne pa nllos-
Clna. „
Vse to so pa vpraSanja, kl se ne dajo
refiitl v sedanji dru?.bl. Zakaj ona
Je osnovana na razrediil razliki. Ko§-
Celt, boljiega kruha, nckollko toplejSa
obleka, to vse ni enaka pravica., Sni-
noBt tudi tedaj no pbatane svoboda, Co
je vrv.na kateri Je suienj privezan,
nekollko podaljSana.
Soveda se bojuje delavstvo dan
danes, ko Je kapitalistlCna druiba §e
Jiva, jza olajsanje svoje usode. • All
njegov cilj Je popolna reSltev iz kapl-
taliBtiCnega tlaCanstva. Od "zbolj-
sanja" do tega cilja Je pa dolga pot,
in°nobena dnevna pridobltev ne sme
delavstva ustaviti na tej poti.
. V sedanjosti si kuje proletariat oro2-
je. Njegov smoter je v bodoCnosti.
Ime je temu Bmotru, popolna enako-
pravnost. In od nje ga ne vodi nihCe
drugi kakor socialna demokracija. Ne
more ga voditi nlhce drugi.- Zakaj
edina socialna demokracija zdru2uje
delavce. Zdruzitev je mo5, brez katere se delavstvo ne more bojevati.
Tem vefija je mo8;.5Im obSirnejSa in
cim tesneji5a <je zdruzitex.. Sadanjost,
ki uklepa delavce v verige, brani vsa
kapitalistiCpa dru2 ba brez razlike na-
rodnosti in vere. Za bodoCnost, ki
ima osvoboditl delavca, se morajo
zdru2iti vsi delavci brez razlike na-
rodnosti in vere. To je tako jasno,
kakor beli dan; zato je tudi jasno, da
je socialna demokracija, ki je medna-
narodna in.medverska, edina stranka,
ki more delavstvo poYesti v svobodno
ANNEE 1913
— ^IltJl O'
No need ror you
lr» lm (k'lipnntlmit
—foollHh , for. n
innu whom overwork or nxcfHRPH
Imvo di-ilirunuil
from tlif piilnr or
full mnnUrmi] lo
rolnx Into furtlmr
ducllno —to lottd
Iienrt T 1inv/» In
Dr. MP3T55..._n,H liniW lUTTP.nY
IhnHo   pbtcntlnlltWii   wlilrli   n-:naki'
abonnes. II semble que c'est hier que
nous avons saluo 1'arrivee de l'annee
1912, que c'est" hier'que nous avons
essaye de soulev'er un coiii dii voile
qui ,,1'envelopiiait. pour apei-cevoir
l'avenir! et voila que dans quelques
jours nous • aurjons a prononcer son
oraison-funebre.-- ■■...
Que dirons-nous de, celle que Madame de Thebes appelia l'annee noire,
de cello qui s'en va la, robe tacheo de
sang, Nous dirons .q'u'ollQ fut lugu-
bre mais grandiose. Lugubro par le
voile de douil qu'elle dovalt-lalssor
tombcr sur cette terre lurqiio et balk-
auique,' lugubro par le frisson de guerre qu'elle provoqua dans' le mondo,
maiB.prnndioso par la sulillmo mani-
fostntion de tous les ])<?up.ep .pour, ia
Ce^te nnneo 1912 n'lUiraVs.ete une
annee'quclconquo fnlto de petits even-
oments sul vis do petits rnsultals; ello
aura etc, sl on peut dlro nlnsl une por-
aoiinnllto", s'nfl'lnnnnt \m do grnnds
ovonomcntH qui sont, c.ertnln'oinei]'t,los'
factum's ct Ids prcHiirseura .Mp "gi'tinda
iKnilevors'oin^iits, rlo Kmnd,s:!ciinriKO-
monts, qui dbvront propnrorot ninonor
lit ronpyatlon du vleiis. mondo. V, potte
nnneo som'bro qui tTon vri courbco sous
lo polds des miilodlctloiiH do tnnt do
veuvoH, do mores, d'orpliellns, cot'to
unnoo qui restenipqur |,nnt do fathllloH
uno vision hldoufio'ii'cojieiidniU droit
nu ronpoctnoiix milut tl'iidlou do In
cliifiHo opprlnioo, mi rospectuoiix sulut
d'nilloii do tons -ieiijcqui ont huto do
yolr eroulor lo vloll odlflco qui nbrlto
In vlollle'Roriotn criiiltnllslf.
l.'hlKtoIro no nous iippnuid-cllo pus
quo rovoliitlon den pnupk-H no s'oiit
fitlto qu'ni) ,prix do BiiiiBinnU dochlro-
mniits d», torrlbles nitnstroplioB.
' U mnln du iIohIIii qui, dims 1'onibio
triivnlllo a I'omnnrlpntloii doh poiiplcm
opprlmoB mill (jno Ion omoIiivoh, pnrollH
nu forunt qui, nu bout d'un cortnln
tompB no Hioit pIiib k>B nniiouiix do for
qui ftiiflorront w,i inmuliri.>H ulors iiu'iin
dt'but Hh lul ciiiiHiilnnt d'ntrocoH Bouf-
fmncoH H'lU'coiiiilmiuuil n lour «h._|hv-
itKC Im mnln du di'Htln Bnlt qu'll out
nnrfolH nocimHiilni   do
families de cette peureuse petite bourgeoisie support du capitalisme a qui
craint la guerre pour ses filsl:    *
Que sera celle qui va Jul succeder?
Cette nouvelle venue qui, dans quel-
qufs jours, fera son apparition sera-t-
elle plebeienne ou aristocrate? Sera-
t-elle l'amie du faible ou du fort? Pour
qui resemHt-elle ses faveurs? ' Saura-
•elle continuer 1'oeuvre'de sa devan-
ciere et.amener la realisation de ce
branlement general du monde civilise,
annonce par la devineresse parisienne?
Les leoons de l'histoire et.le loi ineluctable du progres nous font dire oui,
nqus font entrevoir un avenir de tein-
pete violente qui sevira certainement
plus particulierement sur la vleille Europe, mais qui sera suivi d'une splen-
dlde aurore de pais et de justice sociale.
Jlais avant de jouir de ce calme
bienfaissant reparateur, l'energio le
courage, la vblonte des peuples seront
Boumls certes a de rudes epreuves, et
s'lls ne veillent pas et sommolllent
quelque peu, s'ils lalasent l'enneml
rcprendre haleine ils peuvent perdro
le terrain conqula. Les peuples,ne
profiteront des '«venements que s'lls
sayent s'en servir, et s'lls savent s'en
servir a 1'heurevoulue. La destlneo
qui nous^parait fatale ne l'est tres souvent quo parce que nous n'avons pas
au' profiler des leconB severes qu'ello
nous donne et que nous n'avonB ete a
'oppose de la route eclaire'e parYetolle
du berger. Les peuplea comme les
IndividuB font leur malheur' ou leur
Camarades, cette annee 1913, doit
nous trouver nous, les sociallstes,
forts dans la volonte, energiques dans
l'actlon, resolus dans l'initiative, elle
doit nous trouver grands par le coeur
et prets a tous les sacniiceB pour hater l'heure de la liberation pour hater
l'heure du triomphe social.
Sachons, pendant le cours de la nouvelle annee qui va blentot sonner, met-
tre.toutes nos facultes, le meilleur de
nous-memes sans restrictions mesqui-
nes.sans petits regrets au service de
l'ideal qui, a' cette epoque decisive est
devenue une force reclamant l'effort
vigoureux des bras proletariens .pour
la faire fohctiohner au profit de l'humanite souffrante.
Chers'camarades abonnes L'Union
des Travallleurs qui est un des elements de cette force, vous assure qu'
elle aussi est resolue a continuer de
braver toutes les di.lV.iilles _.ecunie'..__
pour rester un element' actlf decette
force, resolue a rester vaillamment sur
le champ "de bataille pour combattre
1'ennemi, et elle vous assure'que si elle'
doit, agonisante renoncor au "combat
In illustration of the '.'dreary Glasgow Sunday,". a. lecturer told' this
story of the late J, L. Toole. He'was
leaving his hotel In Giasgow one fine
Sunday morning when the sua was
shining brightly. As he' was strolling along George Square a' policeman
eyed him suspiciously, and at last approached and said:
"Ye had better tak' care wlut ye're
doin'." - n
"What am I doing?" inquired Toole,
and added with a merry wink, "why,
I'm not even whistling."
"No," replied the Glasgowian in
solemn and reproving tones: out ye're
lookln' almost as" happy as -if it were
"WHAT' IS THE  USE?"      "
If vaccination will do nil that has
beon claimed for it, none but tho un-
vaccinated need fenr smallpox. Then
why should school authorities Insist
that the unvaccinated be excluded
from schools if the vaccinated aro
safo? The unvaccinated are the only
ones who are taking tho chances. If
vaccination doos not make one immune what is the use?—Scranton
(Pa.) Republican.
Liquor Appetite
Is not Inherited
It is acquired through Alcoholic
Poisoning which. Neal Treatment eradicates,In 3 days.
Ethical aid which takes away
liquor appetite-pGiven at the
Neal Institute.
The Neal Institute
Mrs  EDITH   BENT, Manager.,
Cranbrook, B.C.
Box 325. phone 273
vous n'aurez pas' fait votre devoir en
vers elle c'est que vous n'aurez pas su
la couvrir de votre bouclier, c'est que
vous l'aurez abandonnee sur le champ
de(i bataille, c'est que vous aurezete
parjures a la cause sociale, c'est .que
vous aurez detruit vous-memes un des
meilleurs instruments travaillant a
desounder la chaine de votre escla-
■ Mais nous ocartons de nous co.tto
trlste.et decourageatite penseo. pour
sourire a la pensee reconfortante que
los camarades militants voudrpnt quo
l'annee 1913, solt pour l'Union des
Travallleurs uno annee, do complete
reusslto -afiii que 1914 n'nlL qu'a con-,
suiter sa vlctolre! <•
C'est sur.cet espoir roconfortunt, sur.
cotto osporimco a\ douco a no'tro coonr,
quo i)ou,a prions nos i-nors camnrnlu.s
ai)onnes,do r<!c;ovolr pour ex. et lours
families nos voeux les melllo'iirs ot les
plus slncoroB pour rannco l!)i:i,
L'U. dea '1
When you can own
your own home?
We  have for sae
Lots in town and Lots
in subdivision in Coe-
man it a prices.   Wa
can suit your income.
Ca  and see us.
Realty Co.
Fire Insurance and
, Oliver Typewriters
I..-...'A 'r.Vj&%;
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Imperial Bank of Canada
Capital Subscribed
Reserve Fund  	
6,000,000       Capital  Paid Up  ....        6,460,000
6,460,000       Total Assets      72,000,000
0. R. W ILK IE, President HON. ROBT JAFFRAY,= Vlce-Pres.
Arrowhead, Cranbrook,  Fernie, Golden, Kamlobps, Michel, Moyie," Nelson.
Revelstoke, Vancouver and Victoria,
SAVINGS DEPARTMENT    ' '      '     ,      "
, Interest allowed on deposits"at current rate from date of deooslt
FERNIE BRANCH       ' GE0. ,. B. BELL, Manager
Insurance, Real Estate
and Loans
Money to Loan on first class Business and Residential property
Bogus Utiion Goes
Out of Business
Thn following excerpt from the Industrial JJnnwir, of London. Ont., tolling of tho oxtliictlofi of Iho C'niiiiillnn
(i/irment Workors' Union nnd tlio pnsB-
IiiB iiAvay of tho Ijobuh label, will b(>
of IntoroHt to tlio wcrkcro of tho Went;
"Tho Cnuiulliin (.liirmoiit WorkerB'
I'nlou Is nu.v a ti,lnK of tin) punt,
Tho riRlil. of'llm ll, A. l.i-It ton Com-
im ny. tnnker.s of Ilullwn.v Hl;;n;il RhlrtH,
nvcrnllH, etc,, Iuih pimn.nt out anil Ih
now only u lliiKcrlnn memory Hint
ilon't do the sn-iallt'il imikiiiiil nsovo-
in«nt liny 'wind. Ilrliten linn heen
Irlniini'il to a flnlHh nnd now knows
wlmt K mount* to murk with n tio«im
liibel In n Hlroiigliold of lho Inter-
mitliiiml iiiiIoiih, An Ioiii. iih UiIh flnn
lined the Hmiirmto Inhel of (he L'nlt.
ed (iiirment  Workcru of AiihtIcii  |i» I
It is never "too lute n.'act upon Jamiiiry resolutions.
II you have not yet opened your ]<,.|:i snviiiKs aiu-ciunt
Willi tin. Home Until;, do so now. One dnllar upcriH
"•' «ic«'»mjl, and you linvo yonr Imnk liooU, with the
'"oneylo yoiiiM-redil,, you will likely keep on mmua
dollarH nil year,
TO RON" TO     Brn"ches nnd connections
1UI\U1UU throughout Canada
!■'. .MArilONAIi'l). MfimiKC!!'. KKItNIK, ».('.
«o(id,4 were ImiiKlit |n no iinmll <|ii(m-
miRRnrop nuxitltl<"( by union iikmi; In fuet, Itn irnde
miiit.iv.H do rmuiivr eruolloment, lunn* | wjh. niiddly lncrenHlnK when the vloln-
escliivoH nflu de nilKUlher ti tmiivemi >tlnn 0f nn
leur BoiiHlhllltc. nfln do leur rnjipeler
!enr mlKonihle rondltlon et rlo rnvlvor
lour .yulontc d'eu iiortlr!.   .
L/i Kiierro ik-n IlnlkniiH, nwdtnnl en
I'.u, Lit (.
'i-   fiUi!
J manhood.    I enn, with Its nld put yon I"» rl"t emnprlii i\m nom une upparonte ' firm
In hill pofmoHHlon of every faculty
whleh  wnn yonrH  In  your heat  mn-
-     •   ■;     )**.„   \\ ,„\.i.   U.,   »>|i;   1||,|||
who Hays "f will." nnd rIv.is thin won-
dt'rful ho'y fliiori.li'flr n trlnl, Vnrl-
coeflo, Iobscb nml Hlmllnr drain* < on
tlio forcei. of mnntiood yield readily
to It* rcHtorallvo procons. So nchls
to biirn—Rhiclrln lmt»«.rle« 4ftn tlme-i
more offlclcnr. nnd n* otmy n» Nnturo,
rto tho work. Wrlto trnlnv for full
rnrtlculnru io
Wrlto nt oneo for particular* to
Com«r 71h Ave. and 3rd 8tr««t E^
Ijonhnmle,  leiirn  tyrnnii  etnlent  ton- : nrltlon Iiuh Mivered    lilu
Jnur« lew memeH et (|up. diuiH l'mnbre, ! with tlm I.uhIiichsi iui.1 ji
•\ » . »    ,   ,
iKrc-riuent wltii the Inter-
lmtlomil union wuh followed hy Mint
oi'KMiil/iitldii    wlilnlniwliiK   f ih   label
from  the OHlnbllHlunrnt.     TIiIh  wiih
: followed by a ncrloiiH kmn of trade.
"no   Kiierro   eiiropeoniio , Tlio fornifitlon or n Ho-mlled Onnndltnt
'"i"1";""1"' "»"< •'«« I" <:oiiji (tiiinni'iit W'orktTH* Ifiilnn unci thfi ulne-
ij.'.y.v.  .;,.; ,4  i^Ljiiiu «n | mn u< •! Iiokuh union Inliel nn Um mnr
leu  prirln.   iiu  mondo  ciiII-t. ,  ted   fiio   .lownfall   of   the
We »i.._.-rM.i.iiI that Mrmitj/t-r
«-*»,ihvi  \  nil-, niin ii, mi,.  uiHifr wny.     '/'hi' nii'iii'
hcriUombo do vIph liumiilnrm ;l>er» of the  purely  Pnnnillnn   union
pour iinenntlr le pen ,|<, i,|)MI otrc, ,,, llmvr, „,rown U|) ,,l)f iJK)ng0i „„,, „„ f|(r
do llbortn ronqiila pnr Ick peuplo* mnlH |HB tlio Inlernntlonnl union In corfeerii-
surtoiit pour etonffro dmiH Ie minR-oji 'ed tliiitRn eeuld not lio In bettor trim
soclnlJmn.. nalHwant <jul pretend voulolr JKvnr ulnie the fluht with Hrltton iilnrt'
rondrn rlianiin etrn hurnnln ro-opro- le.> tlin U"-nt r.t rh.> V, 0. \V. of ,s. tuv.
pritdnlre du capital, cjuf pretend im>; nndo atendy prottrp**. It lm« crown
miror n toys 1'eirn.lt.'. Ft Cunt nlnrn ' rrnm rt wenlc!»t:i; {.. h- ur.r of tho MK.
ine, mim ivinprlwo d'tino al*uncola-Jcoat union* In the For..«t City, nnd
unnto ImprPBHloti, les rlniifis lnhorl-1 tlio trndn wa* n.-ver no well ori_i.,.!zed
<miii« de toute* leu rmtlotii ont Monti lo ln» It In at tlio pr.-*enf time, While
bnsoln Imiwrlrut de u'ulr dnn* un *u-; tho fluht haa proved w dl»nr,trou* to
tiremo effort pour nrretcr la mnln dn the Ilrltton Compafty. lt ...-.a huu-ml
crlmo ct remiltat admirable, el)ei «.nt Ubo *nenrle<. nf thn rnt^rn.ifMiint.     tt
Homo ior Weeks.
1'ililii.lnynuili hronplii on
' ii' l.i'i,,i„; 1,'ilu I IhiiomiO
•I i.l. ft l,   •■.    My |„i,,|ly
/ii" .!--: ,it i lirniiii,ii a.
- dl ,1 r,i-: \.■ nt■ • i I tin . my
i -i.ii ( i.i:..* |, iut ll.un
ni!i! I'l'Iil
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11 ,u..y i;,
i.i... I... ih
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•I; ■ •» liv I • in'i i' \v a i,-i
i   i  i il: -l.i.c;  ,i i i ri !.,•..i.i.-y,>t
ny.. tii i «:i -.\ i.i ,*.*,,., i |,f,,w
I  vml i r. . i ns. |  ...if ']'.;« }t¥V
•    |-"«IW».    I'    |n     •■>    ,(     ,l„   .-   (|n|    ,|,„|„„
WU_|,,' ni mt i «i>,,nr.i ",!,. |ifi«'|iv('f
irro |....|,"||| |.,«'vr«eil vis pii-nnlnl
I nnlv r"-n 9Un w I. h n innnMim
i t-i.-if i,:i,i j.nlM.vur jw_iu u ujiy.
1M'.-p.»i'« , rtf>rwi
Vl lifuai)oureiiTll I wlVi" "•',,.,'Ji M'KM y* K "uy M,l,l'r,'i-i lM ».-'"I^nu-mir N i:\v
• . j._._... u.. ,l,*l..*« .,i._, i._i,u .,, m,i,r n.n.iiu in_ \, ,..)■,.uinvj i4JoiLtjji',,rM»,':tol*f
entralne (•ohm Irur \\tUo contre lea a*-
Maaln* non nv«lem«Tit 1'ollta capital-
late do la houtgcalaa mala toutea lea
la said the firm now bolnu ontanlied
will come tmeU Into the fold. Tln>)
might do worn*.
Cor. Michigan Ave. cn:l Griswold St., Detroit, Filch.
HV    "*** IUU     t'»our Cuntlati Citr^iwiMluiw Ikrwt-
_IT.__.-T__-     ..   "I.11""11"1,1-1    «:-ntln Wlmla-r, Ont.   11 ynti ilctlre to
■« patl«nta In mt M'fn.lv.r o.Cirr* r\t,icU on fir C •-,_. vj-■'_«_:.> mlt
Uboratoty tor «» buslacu only.   A4&* III h&nI «I iMw
DRS. KENNEDY ft KENNEDY, Wlndficr. Oat
mmmm ,*__*__.___-_.■____-_***_*_&'» .1^ E««*7*
AssaMrtsawEaBfrtt**™ **•***-»*
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; The Value giving ability of the big, store has been exemplified during the pastweek; The^ tremendous sales go to prove the^
people appreciate the fact that we are offering brand new goods at greater reductions than ; any Banla'upt stdckf Svas ever offered. The;
money saving opportunities this week will appeal to yoii.    There is something to interest you in every department.
i. >
' Men's Pure Wool Mltta, hand-knit;
good value at 50c. pair.
SALE PRICE 25c. pr.
Men's Extra Heavy Pure Wool hand-
knit Mitts, red and white, and black
and red  mixtures.     Regular, values
65c pair.       ->
8ALE PRICE 3 Pair for $1.00
Men's   Genuine   Horse-hide Mitts,
wool-lined;   very   warm   and   oxtra
SALE PRICE   50c. pr.
Men's Mustang Ml tis, wool-lined; an
ideal mitt for lumbermen.
SALE  PRICE 35c'pr.
Bropko Glove, wool-lined, extra long
wool cuff; regular value $1.00 pair.
SALE PRICE      50c. pr.
Boys' Black Leather Mitts, wool-lined; strong and warm.
SPECIAL   .35c. pr.
Boys' Buckskin, horse-hide and mule
skin Mitts, wool-lined;, worth 40c. to
65c! pair.        .             " ■
SPECIAL    ' 35c. pr.
Boys' Bronko Mitts, wool-lined, ln
all sizes.'
SPECIAL    25c. pr.
Boys' Wool Mitts, all colors, han3
or machine knit.
SPECIAL - 25c. pr.
Men's Heavy groy wool Sox, guaranteed all wool; regular 25c. value.
SALE PRICE  3 pair for 50c.
Men's extra heavy Ribbed Grey Sox,
all wool; has extra long leg and cuffs.
SPECIAL PRICE 5 pair for $1.00
Men's All-wool Lumbermen's Sox, ln
all colors.    These will be sold at great
' reductions to clear before  stock-taking.     Regular, $1.00 and $1.25.
SPECIAL       75c.   pr.
Men's Pure Wool Shirts, turn-down
collar attached, all sizes, 14% to 13;
made from grey, green or bluo flannel.
SALE PRICE    91.00 each
Men's Black Fleece   Shirts,   fleece
lined, heavy weight, all sizes.
SALE PRICE. 91.00 each
Men's Brown Twill Shirts, fleece-
lined, extra heavy weight, all sizes.
SALE PRICE    .91.00 each
Men's Military Flannel Shirts, ex-
tra fine quality, collar attached, in all
sizes. Regular value up to $2.00 each.
SALE PRICE  91.25 each
Men'a Flannelette Shirts, assorted
colors and patterns, all sizes, collars
attached. These are made' from extra
heavy English Flannelette, and ere
good value at $1.25 each.
SALE PRICE .75c. each.
We carry the celebrated Cars.3' Mackinaw in all weights and styles, in
grey, brown and black.
. We offer as a special Inducement
during this' sale, Black'. Mackinaw
Coats; heavy weight. , Regular value
$5.50. '
SALE PRICE  .." 93.75
We have decided to reduce our stock,
of Carss' Machlnaw Coats; this means
quite a saving to you.
, Men's Heavy Wool Mackinaw, leather-bound pockets;  regular values up
to $6.50.
Special       $4.75
Carrs celebrated Curler Coat, regular value up to $8,50.' '
SPECIAL         $6.75
Extra Heavy Grey Coat; regular value up to $8.50.                     ":
SPECIAL  :'... ....:...   96.50
Men's Long Mackinaw Pants; regular value $4.00 pair./,    .■
. SPECIAL this week only ;.. .„.... $.75
t. ' b ■ s.
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300 pairs Of Men's Fine and Working Shoes all placed
on tables and ticketed at half their regular values. We have
made the price of these so they must go.
300 pairs of Women's Fine Shoes marked at a price
that lets everybody in.
150 pairs of Small Children's Shoes at half price.'
Grocery Specials
Tuxedo Baking Powder • 16 oz   .15
Cocoanut  ...: per lb.    .25
Canada First-Milk, 20 oz _.2for   .25
B. C. Milk, 20 oz. .'.' .' , per tin   .10
Lowney's Cocoa  1 lb. tin    .40
Heinz Tomato Catsup . ,\..........:   pints   .25
Blueberries, 2 lb. ting '..■..-; ;. 2 for   .25
Lombard Plums '.-.:  2 for   .25 ,
Greengage ...: ......... 2 for   .35
Apples, 3 lb. tin ...v... .'.7 ; 7: 7:2 ior /.25
Pumpkin, 3 lb.-tin ....'.....>.;. \.\  2 for    .25
Evaporated .Prunes < _'     3 lbs . .25 -
Evaporated Apricots  2 lbs.    .35
Golden Dates- : "'. 2 lb.    .25
Robin Hood Flour, 98 lb. sack.  "..... 3.25
Gold Drop Pastry Flour _•'..,: -.;... : .'49 lb. sack 1.65
Canada Corn Search \..\.7..T  2 pkgs. < .15
Chicken Corn .>-. ,.." per sack 2.00
Canada First Pure Fruit Jam-....'.....-.'  .per tin.. .80
, Crosse and Blackwell's Red Currant Jelly '     .    l's . .Z0
Swift's-Pure Lard/".:.: '.. 5 lb. pail-   .90
'Sheriff's Marmalade .' 7 lb. pail 1.00
Swift's Empire Ham '...."  per lb.    .22 „
Shamrock Matches ._......;.'.'...'.....'. '.". <per pkg.    .20''
Toilet "Soap, regular '40c. and'50c. value   ' ."..-.'   .35
..Twin-Castile Soapi'6 bars V '.....' •  ••••'•    -25
■-Heinz Tomato Soup'.'. '...'..'...' '.'.-. 2 tins■  .25
Tetley's Brown Label Tea".'..'." ..,,...... .3 _b.j>'acka^e 1.00..
Prospector" Brand .Tomatoes,' 3 lb. tin .'."....  3 for    .'50
Onions 77. .■ ;- .'  10 lbs.    .25
Cabbage  ... / ..............  10 lbs.    .25
Turnips * *....;.:. 15 lbs. • '-.25
>\01d Dutch Cleanser';.'. X ... V: :vX 3 tins'_" .25
Mtfn's* Sweaters,  close  neck,1; "V"
neck and  coat  Btyle, in  all colors,   ^
browns, greens, greys, blacks, navy,
maroon and numerous combinations.
Lines sold at $1150 and $1,75.      r
SALE PRICE ', $1.00 each,
y«-   X-,\\\i>     ■ •        _       't
Men's Sweater Coats,.only in new
combinations, with or without collars,
Regular- values-up to $2,25. ,
SALE PRICE  .11.25 each .
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Men's Coat Sweaters, in fancy weav-
",. *      ,
es and colors,-with shawl collar..
8ALE PRICE 777. $1.50 each
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Men's Double-knit   Coat   Sweaters
with large roll collars, in the very best
makes.     Colors:, brown, greon, ma- -
roon, grey and navy.
SALE PRICE; .'..V.". ••$2-00 each
Boys' Sweaters, pure wool, all styles
and colors.   < Regular values up to
$1.50.   .          '        •    y
SALE PRICE .....'. 75c. each
*¥ k
Heavy    Duclj    Coats,   ^sbeejvlined,
,knlt wrlster;. a- very..serviceable 'coat
for all weather; button, snap or dome
fastener; just a few left.
SALE PRICE  ................''.-' $4-50
High-grade Corduroy, in grey or
brown,., sheep-lined throughout; leather armpits. •■.' A coat worth $12.50 each.
sale price... 7:..::.7.: $6.50
Dry Goods
600      BABY CUTTER  RUGS      13.50,
' Pure White Sheepskin Cutter Ruga ;
for ^the little folks, with heavy ,white'..
flannel, lining   and   scalloped edge*,
trimmings. _ . y
Stocktaking'Price, each ....... $3.50
85   PURE  WHITE  TURKISH        '■•
TOWELS, 65c. per pr. ;:
, Towels of extra weight and generous ;
size (27 x 54 Inches), in pure white
with fringed ends, worth. 85c, per pair.
Stocktaking Price- 65c. per pair, c
Voile Skirts
Voile Skirts, made ot extra quality,  .
pure,  evenly  woven  wool  voile,  In
pleated, panelled and plain Skirts, with
silk braid and satin  and. silk trimming.   .Skirts priced to sell quickly..
$ 8.00' Fancy Voile Skirts'... :$ 5.75
$10.00 Fancy Voile Skirts ....$-6.00"  .
$11.00 Fancy Voile Skirts ...'..$ 7.00
$12.00 Fancy Voile SklrtB ....$ 8.00,- ,
$18.50 Fancy Voile Skirts $13.60   .
$20.00 Fancy.Voile.Skirts ....$15.00
Linen Table
A, lucky purchase for our stocktak-
• ing sale of Linen, % size, pure white.
: Table Napkins, ln neat designs.    Sold
; regularly at $1.50 per dozen, , ,
SALE PRICE per dozen $1.00
Here's a money-saver. Every purchaser of one pair of these. Overalls
makes a clear saving of 50 cents. We
are going to sell the celebrated Tri-
Wood Overall, made in bib;style only,'
all double .stitched, and. equal to any
'<$1.29'-Overall on: the market for the
SALE PRICES7.S:..7.-..y. .75c. pr.
The Premier Apple District of British Columbia
No Summer Frosts
No Irrigation Needed ,
, Not a Crop Failure in 15 years
No Zero Winters
No Exeessive Summers
24 hours nearer Markets than any
other point in B. C.
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Eju^.!. "»*». ■''• ■■-•'• '  '    ■''' •'!;'*-i-
Land is Cheap Today
Apples, Pears, Plums, Chorries,
Peaches, Grapes, Strawberries,
Raspberries, Melons, Tomatoes,
Corn etc., grow to Perfection.
Land will Double in Value
in 2 Years.
Wo have a vory large list of land for salo at Creston. Rawi vScnri-Improved and Improved, and every acre we sell is ABSOLUTELY
GUARANTEED, Every acre we sell hiis been carefully inspected. Your money cheerfully refunded if the land we sell is not as represented.
Our prices are thc lowest and our torms the easiest.    Drop a lino for full information
Address All Inquiries to Dept. B. '
Grafton Sc Bennett and Mackenzie & Davidson
P. O. Box 48
Eckstein Building:,   Fernie, B. C.
Flume 89
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