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$1.00 A TEAR.
Five Years for Assault
1- DUBLIN, Aug. 77—Mary Leigti, the
suffragette who was tried today' on
' the charge bf wounding John E. Red-
- mond^leader of the Irish' parllamen-
tary, partj-, with   a . hatchet she had
,. thrown at premier AsQuith's carriage,
July. 19; waB sentenced to'flve„years
"Imprisonment.  _  -' ,\'   '""y    '*.,<
.    Gladys Eva'ns," whose sentence was
", yesterday reversed after Bhe'-.had been
found 'S^Jl-y >oi setting* fire " tp ■ 'the
Theatre Royal ;here,' July 18, 'in .which
, Mr. \Asquith waB scheduled to speak
the following day on Home Rule, also
was sentenced-to, a-term of five years.
, Lizzie Baker, charged with.'Jbeing
-an , accomplice ' to ".Gladys   Evans,
;'pleaded, guilty"and was" sentenced to
seven months' imprisonment. '. ;'''.
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,,,T__e death "occured here 7very.,isud-J
denly on Saturd'aymight of AndrewfA.1-
lison?i( Deceased was" hale "aiid hearty,
and -had.-just, returned/from plaiting
friends. InJPincher' "Creek \ and , was
found dead in,his room a few horns
later.* The funeral; took, place-on
Monday afternoon at" the', Hilfsldo
Cemetery; . Services were conducted
by, tho -Rev. Mr.- Bmpas.-* )■■"■ -"
•LONDON, Aug. 8.—Andrew Came-
gle. in unveiling a statute of Robert
Burns *at Montrose yesterday, said:
• "Inoije department the "motherland1
is , aheadL of the' dominions and the
United .States. *( She has'■ established
the law; first"- proclaimed, by Adam
Smith, that every subject should contribute* to" t_ie support-to the "government in proportion to, .the, income he
enjoys under the protection of ■ the
state,',':A\ • ,'"'.','"' ' *; \ A A
A'.-TJiIs-Just taxation the "millionaires
of the dominlons/and the United States have "so'far escaped, but their'day
Ib coming.' The hoards of millionaires should be'so treated; and not as
punishment, but for,1 their good,'because lt is just and justice alone in-.
sures, general "contentment."* - ■
(From our' own Correspondent)'?, ,\
. .'Last week when"we,wrote our notes
we thought of new;townskes and the
splendid "prospects of a'new Frank;
but, alas!, another,'dbud has; arisen
and-we-are'-all under-it n9W..fLast
Thursday the^Councillors-opene'd the
six tenders', and'as far as they could
•'go,' they ,s accepted the tender-of Mr.
Palmer, ?.df Butte, „ Montana,- to iliove
, the'whole town for.$67,000.  "Of course
any acceptanccjt_y..the. Council is sub-
fjectto-th'e approval or-otherwise of
the" government',as- they* are putting
up the*cash,^but since, then*,the Coal
Company^have ^renewed their demand
"purpose we knoV.hotl and another dis-
'-* agreement.is,, owing .to thev fact" that
.. while e*very_ individual has to'clear :his
* own .the jot,^ the, company, want'their's
:> cleared? by the ratepayers,*- whiQluTiilght
,.be described" with-apologies\to Cow-
;,per- , ;:. -.-; ,. i ,,1-   ,-_,-.   *. '•    .-■:,
•' -- "Where is' the'' blessedness' I? knew
. y. whenrflrs't I thought of .moving?"
.*. The ^yay things- look, now?*,Prank
won't move at'all1;,and though;we think
"the people of at least tho business section should get out-of'where'they, are,
yet we would rather,, see .them under
' .thq mountain any day'than living.ln a
swamp where'-they> aro'liable' to con-
tract all-fO-ims'of-dWase/an'di'auch is
- likely .to happen if, tliey moved-Into
' thb residential "section, of' the Tiew
•townsite.' -A     '."°, A"'  A' 7 .">
Andrew Carnegie's' Offer, of   $60,000
Evokes  Aldermanlc  Criticism? of  -
/•-.Way It Was'Made   ,-  .
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EDMONTON, !Aug. ' 5.—The^north
side partner in "the firm bf Greater Edmonton may follow the'ezampje of-her"
spirited iltQe south side associate and
build a .'library.-^with 4he citizens'
money, Instead .'of that, of Andrew Carnegie.'0-, \   -i, cSSy   y -v.'"
7 A letter has "been sent to the council
from the, library board", stating'*thatJ
-ftip.OOO' Is as much "as'-the steel king
.will grant tq4hecity,for,this purpose;
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Aug. 5.—Clarence S. Darrow's'defense of.the accusation of jury bribery virtually ended,
today. Nearly the.entlre day was consumed by cross-examination concern-,
ing the conversations, between Darrow'
and'John'R. Harrington, arranged by
the latter at the instance of Federal
Prosecutor-Oscar'Lawler, accrding.to
Harrington, and,recorded by'means nf
a secret mechanical device. .        ,'   '
Darrow had one .surprise for the prosecution.' Asked "whether in the con;
versation with'^Harrington on Feb 19
he^ had promised to:'give him $5,000,'
Vue defendant made a"flat denial. Then
he explained that Harrington, had asked him for money'at each con versa-
,t'-jn; and at the last one he liad asked
.'».•: JD.OOO.' .The next day,'Darrow
said , he telephoned' lo Harrington
.when'' four, othersywere listening • on
connected telephones' and told him:
"John,1 you are a witness before the
grand jury, and I am under indictment;
so I can't,have any.s financial transactions with ypu.", Darrow has been on
the stand six daiysA .','
The prosecution' is expected to begin its. rebuttal tomorrow, and according to District Attorney Fredericks, it
will' be. concluded in less than three
days.-- This would-mean the beginning of" final arguments by next Friday.
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Will    Address, Meetings
and Around Fernie *
, Jv W. Wilkinson, President
cor. the,British Columbia Fed--
' eration of Labor and Western .
Organizer for-the Trades and
jpabor "Congress  of  Canada,
"arrived here yesterday in con-
. nectlon.with organizing work
for'the Congress, and will'ad-
dress an open meeting of all
workers and others Interest-'
•ed in'the labor "movement .in
- the Grand Theatre, Fernie^ on
Sunday evening next,'August
litii, at 7.30: p.m.     He .will
also.address   a"   meeting of
; miners in the CIud Hall, Coaltf
\ Creek,' on Friday night, -Aug.
. 9th, at 7.30, p.m.;,and at Hos-~
mer < on    Sunday afternoon,
August ,11th,' at 3 o'clock.'" i
;. J.rW Wilkinson, comes with ,
the- reputation -of   being'_a
fluent speakerAvith ;a wide-
-lcnowldge   of   the activities'
and   objects, of' the   labor -
movement j   and "we   would
"urge all workers and-every-
' one,who Is interested in the'
labor question4', not "to   miss,
this-opportunity.   Everybody
is .welcome.
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■ FRANK, ,Alta.;; Aug. 7.—A very gad
drowning »icc|fdont occurred hero this
nftornoon when Richard AViicox, out-
tor at tho 41 Meat Marliot shop, Vas
drbwnod. _' A number of boys went to
tho old swimming pond, a plnco In tho
trees woBtof Frank, and by Bonvo way
Dick got undor wator. Nono of the
boyb present were good BWlniraors, and
though the attompt was mndo to'roB-
ouo him, thoy woro not strong enough.
Tho boys ran all over towri for help.
Waltor McGarry reuohod thero first
nnd mode a heroic attempt to save the
llfo, IIo dived twlco and Bucccedod
tho Bo'cbndi tlmo ■ In getting tho' body,
Which, nftor a hard strugglo ho brought
to shore. Tho doctor was called, and
bo did all ho could to roatore animation, but ho found that Uio uufortunato
lad had gono too far. Tlio sorrowing
father and* mother havo tho heartfelt
sympathy of tho wholo town.       *
thls7the"bo_ird*b"eiIeves7 ijjnnad equate
It" was- the opinion of many."6f the ald-
ernien.that'it'was'unfair If the'publlc,
had-tojhelp, out Carnegie's donation'
by'raising; money.thpmselyes, tharthe
llbrftr^o.b.iiUt. should,bear tbe ,_?Itts:
burg magnate's name?   i ,' '   ■*. ■
,,-The mayor.'sald:1"A' $60,000 library
is,',no good to Edmonton. ''Anyway,
Carnegie would rule the roost, for, that
amounti if we accept the, donation." ■
'"Let him keep"* hla^oiiey." . cried
Alderman May.. "Considering, the way
ho mado his wealth-this city is the
•better for having nothing to do, with
it," * a * sentiment that evoked somo
applause,"from- the, public who' were
present at tlie meeting,lri considerable
numbers.','!. ■   y' , A -    A'''
.^The propoBBl to erect a public library )<of thelr^ own upon the civic centre that, th© city may one day see an
accomplished fact', was referred to the
commlBBlonerB and the committees of
ptirkB arid public worl^, to-look Into
moro fully. "  ""    \
Hundreds of-Tons of Merchandise Rotting on-Wharves,.Themselves in
Deplorable Condition     '
Minimum Wage Scale for .Women.
Colonel'Has ,-Gone Further Than
. Ever Before In Advocating ;"Radi
J cal Measures."   -*    ?      .
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UNION MINERS AID       •-   -,
International   Organization.-Back   of
Yellow Men Who Demand'More
Wnges In British Columbia •
? ,OTTAWA? Aug. 8,—BlfflcwItloH havo
arisen between the management of
Bovernl mines nt South Porcupine arid
tholr,mon and tho labor department
Imb 'boon ,BBked. and has consented to
establish a board of Invstlgntlon',' Tho
^mlnos concornod,, are tho Porcupine,
Jupiter, Plonnurum arid McEnnny
companies,' '. Th'o men claim that the
wnges havo been reduced, , Tto companies contend that their proposed
Bchedulo of wngos' Ib Identical with
that of tlio Domo nnd Holllngor mlneB,
.tho large producers of tho district and
that'hlthorto thoy havo boon, working
undor pressure and poylng for development work. , "   •
r LONDON,r Aug. ^According vtd Ben
Tiliett, the strike leader, many of the
employers are endeavoring to Impose
a1 10 per cent Increase,In-hours and
a* 25 per cent decrease In wages upon
some,of the dock'workers who have
returned toworkon the advice of the
leaders. ,   , "'*•.,,
, Mr. Tlllett's assertion was made at
a meeting of the strike committee today," and ho, further "stated, that-the
majority of1 the men had resumed
work at the old scale of^ wages, and
under tho same conditions as. before
the ^commencement of tho troublo
with the employers. •
, The, effect of the strlko can easily
be seen afteri taking a walk -around
the quays and docks of tho port of
London. Many tons of merchandise
have been'allowed to rot on the
wharves,'and these Jattor are them-
servos In a doplornblo, condition.
Largo quantities of wool havo beon
ruined owing tb Its constunt exposure
to bad woathor, and It is evident that
ine men have not ibeen the only losers,
Many Dock Laborers Are Unable to
','     Get Work—The King Aids'
One of Vancouver's Nsw Pamals Po-
lice Grabbed Able-Bodied Fellow,
j -_-___-__.
VANCOUVKIt, I). C„ Aug. 5.-Mt8B
'Miller; ono of Vancouver's twi women constables yesterday arrested
Wllllnm fl. IVirden,' «n Bblo-boillfld M.
low who Ib alleged to havo beon bothering girls at English Bay, Dordon is
alleged to have been forcing his attentions on Miss Miller wbo watt in "plain
clothes,". Sho hold him wliilo another
officer waa summoned and together
they put Borden in the pollco patrol.
VANCOUVER, D.C., Aug. r.,~Thos(
Whitehead, socrotary of tho I. W. W„
during tholr rocont Btrlko, tying up
tho Canadian Northern construction,
has beon released from Kamloops Jail,
aftor sorvlng Iobb than throe months
of a six-month term. Ho wab wont
down In connection -with tho unsanitary condition of tho workers' head-
(jnnrtorp it T'twl'ie"". " Tt *"?,? fcv.ti:.
In Inll that Iin wnn piolnp; Vtllnd,
Whitehead Ih a young fellow of
moro than avorago Intelligence, and
Attorney-General Dowser hns arranged to havo him uont home to his pooplo-in i\\i> TTnl.pt.   Ptntnp tn  »<>n'.f
Bomothing cnn bo dono to save his
LONDON, Aiig? 5.—Nine boy scout*
wore drowned today bi* tho capsizing
of a cutter off flhcppV Icland, A
largo party of boy scouts wore proceeding at tho timo io their summer
camp on (he island, >
Pour young men of tho Mlsiton
camp at Baltedon, near Brighton, wero
(Irqwncl to-fcy whlto rMlMnc;,
LONDON, Aug, t>,-~Tli« Kuvwimiuikt
lias appointed Blr Ccorge Aswltli, of
board of trade,, to proceed "to Canada
to mnko nn Invflntlgatlonl into the
working of tho Industrial ,PlBputes
Act, with a view tp its possible application (o Britain.. .„ ^	
London, Aug, li.—During the courso
of'tho dock sblko the King studiously
avoided any connection with the tron-
ablo nnd did not fulfill hU promised
visit to tho Enst End to turn tho first
spadeful of enrth In the now dock Improvements on account of threatened
antagonistic domonstratlonB of tho
strikers who snld thoy would decorate
tho lino of tho parade with cropo, Now
that tho ntrlko Ib ovor, however, tho
King today sont a cheque for . 2rj00 for
tho relief of tho sufforora In dock land
and tlio Quoon nddod a cheque for
Tho troubles ond sufferings of tho
strikers and tholr families, nro. far
from ended, as many nro still out of
work ond havo no Immediate proBpoct
of employment.' When tho strike' was
called oft tho men thought it meant
ImmAilInt** rehirn it> ffi/wtr fnr "11
strikers, but found on spplvlnrt* fit t\\n
docks that moro than half tho places
wero filled by scabs.
When tho striken wero bolng starved out,,,; notices woro publicly
posted bv tbe nrntilnwrn tmv.
ing that the, resumption of work
undor tho conditions prevailing bffore
tbo striko meant nil former conditions oxcopt tlio jirofcronco or union
King George, who Is undertaking to
we tor himself tho conditions of tlm
life of "his"" peoplo and who recently
vUiUd a cosi mino in Yorkshire, now
plans a visit to the cotton manufacturing wntnes In Laneiihlrc. The official statement of the proposed trip
next year says tt will Include an inspection of cotton milts, coat mines
•uikl iU_4.U-<_u.__.n works. - a
" -.OYSTER' BAY. July 27.—The, "cori
'fesslon of-faith"-of Colonel Roosevelt
is now down in black -and ,,whlte„ t__e
finishing touches,having1 been made
last; weekA;When vhe' has completed
the recital, of .his'doctrine in Chicago
wlll-'be 'accused of anarchistic'and socialistic views, arid maybe' both,". he
said recently, bin he .insisted," that, the
measures' he-advocatted must,come.
"They are.corrective to.-Socialism
and, aa' antidote to "anB/oliy,'. lfe declared. 7'   ' -      ■- . "''
Two' bf the 'more striking measures
favored by the colonel are the fixing
by law^of minimum wage scales for
women, workers and workers ^employed
In "what he calls the "continuous industries of eight hour shifts' and one
day's rest in every seven."
■tie said that he had hot wished, at
the present time', to take up new
things, but that ho had.'come to the
conclusion that he must-develop some
of his doctrines In IiIb Chicago speech
and has gone.further than ever boforo
ln advocating what might be Regarded
by his .opponents aB radical measures,
He said he was curious to see how
his speech would be received by tho
opposition which ho stirred up among
buslnosB mon by his speech' In Columbus last- February In which ho first advocated tho recall of judicial'doclBlous,
Ho hopod things which ho now hnfl to
say would not frighten thorn,' for, If
thoy woro wlfeo, thoy would soo that ho
was noting in their interests,
Business should bo oncouragod In
every llgltlmnto way, he said, but nt
the, samo tlmo business prosperity
should bo made tho "maiden of tho
pooplo" and. the tondeney should be toward a diversification of the owrior-
Bhlp of property,
Col. ..ooHo'vplt mentioned those two
measures merely as Illustrations of the
kind of legislation which ho bellevon
Bhould bo ndopted to moot existing
NANAIMO, British Columbia," Aug.
3.—The Extension mines on Vancouver Island are situated about flvo
miles from1 Nanaimo and are" worked
by coal miners who travel from Lad'y-
sniit-Tto the mines and back each day.
Until,a short,time ago the boilers
which Bupply,,. steam ' for the pithead machinery ,,were -'stoked , by
Chinamen, who ,were, paid $1.75 per
day, These Chinese struck for a raise
In wages of 12cerits per day. ' *"
, The company ? refused to pay the
raise, and got white (?) men, to take
the places of the Chinese at $3 per
day,, hoping thereby' that the Chinese
would" abandon their,efforts to gain a
"raise and go back at the old rate of
wages. «       '.,'''      ',
The* company, to' 'wane sure''that
tlie white men' would help them „to
defeat the Chinese? -have promised
them that the work' will in the future
be "done, entirely by white men, and
the pity of it is that the white men
haye not enough TBense to know that
when the company has' used them to
defc'at'the Chinese the Chinese will be,
taken back and the whites discharged.
The UnitejTMIne Workers of,America'have taken "the matter upland
Intend to stand?pj- {he Chinese in their
efforts to raise < wages. By way of
sliowing they, are' in earnest the mine
workers have already expelled those
of their meri_be'rs?who have taken the
places of the Chinese,,and are prepared tb come out iir'a body'if'the Chinese are not reinstated at,the increa's-
.stCwages.they^are-asking-forr; %
7,,The mine workers havehad a similar e:-.ieiience*.to-this at.Ciimbe-Iand '
White men were put^In"'the nlacj of
Chinese when the latter went on strike
a*. Cumberland,* and,, when the com-
panj-,1 ad usecUhe whites,to?help them
defeat/tho.^Chinese, the' .white men
were discharged and the Chinese reinstated, •■''•..'      ~     *     y
BOCHUM, Germany,' Aug.. 8.—A
mining disaster which imperilled the
lives of 650 pitmen, occurred in the
Lorrslno Pit in the vicinity of the village at Gerthe-today.
Many of the men were rescued but
at a late hour. this evening it "was
feared that more than 100 had been
killed. _' '   A     ••   '    "  '
Twenty-three bodies had been recovered and the rescue party were unable to enter the gallery'in which the
fire damp explosion occurred, where
it was believed from" five' hundred to
one thousand men stlll-.were" entombed and had almost certainly perished.
A,„ large number of those rescued
were suffering from severe' injuries
arid" It" was* expected many of \them
could ■ riot recover. The rescue detachments which did such good work
at the time of the French mine disaster at Courrieres, near Lens, . on
March 10, 1906, when- 1200., miners
were killed, arrived _ here early this
afternoon, but were' unable to pene-
trate(lthe galleries owing to the flames -
and poisonous gases. The families of
tbe doomed miners were gathered
around tbe.pit head-all day, but were
unable to learn any ^ details, as tho
officials' of the mine refused information. At slx^ o'clock fifteen more bod;
les had been recovered, making the'
total known dead at inat hour, forty.-
The,day'8hi_t had just descended
into the' workings and was moving'
along the various levels when a serious' fire damp explosion; occurred.-?
The detonation was heard on the surface and officials on duty immediately
forced rescue parties of the riieri belonging1 to the night shift, who start-,
ed to block the, pit." A number, of
seriously'injured miners were "soon
brought to the-surface. The' fate" of
the others is not known.     <
Latest Report *     -.
BOCHUM,' Germany,  Aug.   9.—Ac-
cording to the official announcement
last night 130 miners are" dead following the accident.     ...     '      ,■ " ,,    * '
by ,   * - ,y •-
LONDON, Aug.'5.—Bombs exploded
in tbe market place of Kotschana,* 50
miles "southwest of.tlskup, European
Turkey, yesterday; killing or wounding 50' persons, according to * a despatch received here from Salonika
Danger of Trouble In the Mackenzie
arid Mann Properties
■ LADYSMITH,,B. C, Aug. 5,—Unless
demands of Vancouver Island'asking
for an increase" of wages are agreed
to by the coal operators , of ,Bxten-
slpn, South Wellington, Nanaimo and
Ciimberalnd, lt ls likely that thero
will be a general strlko In the collier-
los owned by Sir Wm. McKenzle and
ftHBoclates. . ■ Numbor Four Mlno Extension has been closed, and It Is be-
llovod horo that It ,1a nn , effort to
chockmate1 the Btrlko, which will
probably take placo early In Soptom-
Company mon or day workers aro
tlioso principally affected, arid lt Ib
tliolr doslro to have tlioSvngos paid
por dlom'ln Vancouvor iBlnnd ColllerleB raised to tho u'cnlo pnld miners in
the Stato of Washington and throughout'tho wostern states of tbo Union, In somo cases tho Incroaso would
bo ono dollar per day.       s
" RIO'JANERIO. Aug o—One hundred
persons; were killed or injured in a
collision yesterday between'suburban
trains ,cm. the .Central Brazilian railway//'       A   ■ * A       . -."     i
-PORT ARTHUR Ont.,' Aug. 5—Em-.'
ployces of tbe Canadian Northern Coal "   ,
and Ore Dock Company returnto work
today after' a week's strike, featured
by a-riot on the first day in which six, ?.
'were injured for which - the   militia,
were brought out.    -The' new arrange-- \
ment is-'a compromise-by which* the   *"
igg!ll-g^_y^lSL^jrbln-i .'will   nvprflgo  ■    .," "
about 2i&;cents" an hour. _   -     ,-    '-"-.>.*-
Owing' to  Disputes   Between Orange-
-  men and Catholics Over Home
R008EVELT 0ET8 *
CHICAGO, Aug. 7.—With spectacular displays of oratory Col. Tlioodoro
Roosovolt was today nominated for
tho presidency of the Unltod States by
the now progressive party in convontlon nsoombold today. .,
The ex-ChampIn had It all His Own
Way  and  Police  Step  Fight to
Save Further Punishment
tiAbKAi'OUN, Aug. 8.—Tho much*
talked ot twenty-round bout between
nums and(Wckards camo off today In
tlio presence or a largo attendance
From tlio start It was seen that Wr-
hiirrtB was outcln.iM'd nnd Old^iot have
a lookln. Rums, however,' appear*
to have loHt much of his rlngcrnft nnd
mlKHed his man on aovernl e«By occasions. In tbo fourteenth round llio
chief of pollco stopped tho fight,
On Thursday morning last a commotion waa cniisod nt tho Waldorf
wlion C, II, Duggun, et IlaynoB Lake,
fell Into nn epileptic fit. IIo w*is
al onco put to bed, ond expired about
rnnti, The deconsod hnd been working frr some tlmo past nt tho AJaiph
Lumber Co., and for Mr. Chnyno, at
llnynes Lnko, and enmo Into town on
tlio 4th to work for Mr, Hart. IIo Is
Bnld to bo a native of Dublin, Irclnnd,
but had spent many years In the Stale
of Maine, U. S. A. An Inquest was
held this morning (Friday) but wns
postponed for further particulars.
BELFAST, Ireland, Aug, 5.—Owing
to continuous disputes between Orange
men and Catholics over "tho Home
Rulo agitation, which have resulted In
many Catholics being prevented from
working, the shipbuilding firm of Hnr-
land - and Wolff has already closed
down some of Its departments. It 's
announced by tbo firm that It will bo
unable to continue otheF.departments,
which will .ultimately roBuit In tho
whole of ho works stopping until tho
disturbances are discontinued.
In a statement to Its employees the
firm says: "Matters havo arrived-at
such a crisis in the Belfast shipyards
that many of tho "mon have boon Intimidated, some ot them skilled men
whom It Ib Impossible to replace, and
tho firm Is reluctantly obliged to close
down a considerable porlon of Kb
Somo Catholic workmen woro today
assailed with bolts nnd nuts as thoy
went to work by a crowd of youths, A
numbor of them wero Injurod.
,.     ,'     OUT   TODAY.*/
CHICAGO, Aug. 5. — The'total vote     '
ofithe .employees',.of'.ttie. surface^ and.';''"",
elevated lines in'Chicago on tho que.-'*, •
ti.-r. _of calling a strike was 8303 in
favor" of the strllce and 171 against'it.
Over a thousand employees "did not.
vote. ■    y
•This vote was announced Saturday
nl..ht at a mass meeting of- the niin.
The announcement was cheered by'the
workors who have appeared anxious to ..
walk out since'the refusal of the railway management to grant demands
for increases in wages.
DULUTH, Minn., Aug,- 5. — With
well-armed gunrdB at. the approach of-
each dock 300 men • Imported from Chicago, St. Paul and Minneapolis, are.
loading nnd unloading packages from
They eat and sloep on the docks and
aro tnkon to nnd from tho docks whoro
they nro needed on.Bcrows,
The Superior frelghthandlera who
Btruck for 3G centB an hour for handling package.freight, and *10' cents an
hour for unloading coment, art. nil out.
Tho lSttor-Olovniinlttl trlnl, arising
out of tho rocont Lnwronce, Mnsy,,
strlko, linn been postponed till Sop-
tombor, The dofendnnts havo been
locked up slnco Jammry nnd their
friends aro much distressed ovor tho
delay in bringing tho trial on, for they
expect, an acquittal. Por a1 "froo"
country tho Justice dialled up in tlio
United Statos Is not unllko tho aiuiii.
artlclo under other flags of commorco.
Conditions   In   West   Virginia   Mlno
Workers* War Greatly Improvod
Women and Children are Safe'
WERE 207 DEATHS     <k
AMOY, China, Aug. (..—Ko fewer
than 324 deaths from bubonic plague
add 72 deaths from cholera were reported to tbo authorities In the city of
Amoy during th* thr«« month* ending
July <-_•_.
NBW YORK, Aug, 3,—Tlio vanifiigi-s
of the Canadian Pacific Railway during tbo past seven years have grown
101. per w»t, Burpusslng In tbat period
llio earnings of any other railroad In
I no world.
IHLLCI.I.9T. Aug, n.—Tho clthtiiH
of Ilillcrout hold a fnrowell .ouceit
undor tho niiBpIcea of tho Local Union In the hall on tne ocrnslon of
lUVMiui.iig  tl,   U.   JUIll'V   Midi   It   lOfcl'U
cf rri'i't'tl mu] *.,!_!<.._... ui.,1 ,ti ;j Uit.
woll ns his leaving   Ibe    town,   as
secretary of tho loral to fak* up hU
now dntlos as Vlro-Prenldent of District 1«, tl.M.W, of A..     Mr. Jones
A*j    -.»^.   *_'__iT_,^*V.i*%   *s_*#   «   fc «**t'-^6>-_.*k*'u    pi\.4r
ent conMlstlng of a travelling bag wltb
full toilet sot, a flno shaving outfit,
a flno emerald gold ring, and a pair
or solid 18 kt. euff links set with rubles. While serving for w. vernl yours
as secretary, Mr. Jones mado strong
frk-nds of al) with whom bo came in
contnit, and wbh honored and rcmii'fi
CHAm_I.8TON, W. Vn„ .Inly 31.--
Wltb their wives nml daughters promised relief by the stale mllltla from
hiHiiltfi nnd mlHtrontmont by private
guards Kent hero by mine officials ta
guard tbo mlncH, tho Bltuntloii In thn
Paint Creek sortlon today Is reported
Investigation Bhows that lho guards
liiBtllulod lho 'bull pon" and other re-
pinftslve neflonn Hgninst I lie «tr!k<.r«,
nnd this, coupled with Indignities to
tlielr women, Ib Maid to have forced
tlieni to retaliatory measures.
"Wo nro glad," Hnld on* of Iho Paint
Creek strike loaders today, "that thn
BoldltirH aro horo. We only wanted
fnlr trentment far «nrooi»'rti» in,? m«*n>,-.
and dnuRhtors.     Rut for the nrrtv-*..
of tho troops hnll would have been to
IN   OftfiTPDT IMn^ii
CIIARLKSTO.V, \V. Vn„ Aur. .'».-
Two thousand miners, headed by n
bras,   band,   marched   through   the
streets her* today to the office nf
The regular fortnightly meeting of as secretary, Mr. Jones mado Rtrong (Jnveriior ntnnwork tn profiM' ,ir*iln<tf
the City Council was held on Thurs-  friends of al) with whom bo came in tho guard syntcm In West Virginia.
dny evening last, Aid. Wallflro in the  contnit, and wbh honored nnd re«r»eet. firm-miir Mnmrnnu^* nnt nf ....-• effy,
alienee of Actlng-Msyor Rrol^y, oc->d hy all, btj.'J  Ulllrrfst regT<t8 toj but tin* miners jin''*cat«_I tbvlr jwJl-
cup) lng tbo chair.    The ususl routine j looie such a eltlten.     Although be! tlon toi Mb secretary.
butlness was transacted and tbe Aih-!*»*>' be away no nU*)u lay tlalm to
letle A»»oclatlon wei-o granted a lesio him, and while we sadly miss hltn we
of 13 acres of tbo new park for a i aro proud to turn such a man nn Jon**
pci'I-xl of fifteen months at a yearly (from amongst us for the benefit of
rental «t •». ithc Wstrlct as a whole.
Som of (be men were armed. Many
of them camo from I-Mint Cre«k and
Peytona, wfe<*n» dl*-tarban<t.B hat* t»V
en placo. TW alma.ton "n ff.«» w.ir
zone Is quiet. n r "•
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Mine Foreman's Liability
in West Virginia'
The .added responsibilities - laid up-*
•    on mine foremen by'legislative enact*
ment and by the new interpretations
of existing laws by , the-courts  are
well exemplified by two, recent dec.-'
--/   . „ sions of the Supreme Court of Appeals
*       of   West Virginia.        Summaries ,'of
these cases are given,herewith:
■Helliel vs. Piney Coal &;Coke Co.,
November 28. 1911.       ,'
George Helliel was a coal'miner em-
"       ployed  by the company" named, and
while passing through the main entry
of the mine was caught by some coal
cars which had broken loose from the-
' motor to which they were attached,
and injured by reason ot the fnct that
the space between the cars-and the rib
'•      or wall of -the mine was too narrow.
.This condition resulted from a failure
to observe ,the' provisions of chapter
78, Acts of 1907, which requires either
an  ample  width of. passageways  or
that refuge holes be /constructed   at
suitable -intervals.  „ Helliel had secur-
*--.        ,ed judgment for damages in the circuit court of Raleigh county, whereupon the company appealed, tbe appeal resulting'tn the judgment of the
•>       • court below being reversed, the court
, holding that the duty imposed by the
statute  devolved  upon  the foreman,
, and not upon the company.    The,con-
st'ructlon of the statute-is further set
i   forth in the following extract from' the
opinion of the court as dellevered' by
■   .   i    Judge BVannon: -.
-  _ The real,,question of this .case is
. whether the failure to make refuge
holes is a .failure of duty on the part
" of the mine foreman, for which the
coal operator is not liable.     Section
10 provides that "all slopes, engine-
planes or motor roads used by persons
*   in any mine shall be'made of sufficient
width to permit .persons to pass mov-
. ,       mg oars with safety, or refu*ge holes
of ample .dimensions, and not more
,    than CO feet apart, shall be made on
one side of said slope, engine-plane
,or motor road.'.      That section does
a" ■      v not "expressly say whose duty it shall
■»'   'be to see that such refuge holes   are
-   "•    t   made? and'it is claimed that such duty
rests,on the mine owner.     We must
' o  .  .-read this section, using the language
, - -     , "quoted, along with a provision found in.
section 15, reading as follows:, "On all
'   haul ways space not less, than' 10 feet
~~ —long-and_2-feet:6-inch€8-widerbetween-
. the wagon and the rib,' shall be kept
,   ' .    open at1 distances not exceeding 100
1 ^ fe'et apart, in which'shelter from pass-
\ . ing wagons may be had." ,, Section J 5
„ '    is that which requires the coal opera-
■ tor tb appoint mine foreman, and- prescribe his duties, and those duties pre-
'    scribed in, that section rest upon the
,"'    ',     mine foreman,,and a failure to perform them does'not render the operator liable, as held*In Bralley vs.,Coal
and Coke Company, GO W. Va. 278,' 66
S. E. 684,'and cases there cited..  Under principles of those cases it is clear
that tho' duty of seeing that spaces
10 feet long and 2 feet and 6 Inches
wide nro kept between the rib or wall
of tho hnulwa'y and conl cars Is!.i duty
of th© mine foreman.    Tho duties In
that section 15 are those Imposed on
tho mlno foroman.    I repeat that the
duty of making those spaces mention-
■ oti In tho quotation above given from
. section ID Is one Imposed on tho.mlne
Aro tho space so required by section
IB tho samo thing'as tho refuge* holes
mentioned In section 10? We con-
cludo that they are. Is It Intended
Hint thero shall be both such spacoB
nnd such rofngo holes? Wo think
no Thoy are both designed for safety of tho minor, noth sections In this
respect aim at tho same thing, and aro
designed to accomplish tno samo purpose, Section IB Is ono containing
mnny provisions doslgnod to promote
safety to tho miner. Ub special pur-
Pobo is thnt ono. Its opening clause
sayn that tho requirement of the mlno
foromnn is "In order to botor secure
tho propor venlllntlon of ovory coal
mlno nnd promoto tho honlth and safe-
ty of porsons employed therein." In
that section we find many duties commlttod to tho mine foromnn to s-oniro
anfoty to tlio minor, among thorn this
■duty of hnvlriB spare bolwoon tho enrs
•and wnllB of tho hnulway to bbvo por-
•.oiiB employed la the mlno from Injury
from tlio ems, nnd It Is lonsonablo to
Include those rnfugo holes among lho
many things required by section Ifi to
nec-uro mif-li anfoty. It Is ronsonnblo
lo classify biicIi relngo holofl among
tho thlngB provided In Bectloii 1.* for
Hitch nnfoty. That section hiiB for It*
apeelnl purposo the requirement of
thlngB conducive to safety or miners.
Supposee wo nay that thc refuge holes
nnd tho spncoa nro different thlnrn
'Jtier, I would ask, whero Is the Honno|
Mt iu>i>utoUiK on too miiu- owni-r lo seol
that such refiitftj Iiok's arc kept, and I
on .-*.<■ ttitr.e fort-nttr. to ut* ii.at audi
KpatcH mo Kft7 Iloth the refuge hok-aI
nnd the fpuces aro Inlcn.l.-d to -ic-i
<i..ii..i_hn ine mi mo ciifi. siiicty ot miner*. Wo held In tho Ilrnlley caw tint
the obligation to a. _• to lirenk-throitglis
l« placed by section 15 upon tho mine
foreman, and principles there stated
would assimilate duty as to refuge Jiol-
i»i tn br*.. Ir rhro'iRhs. I note that rfec•
tlon 15 requires th« mino foreman to
remo-c loose _,oaI, _.I_i._,, and _im.U,
on'ihe&il In working places and along
tb*. imulway*. and It Is K-atonablo to
nay that iho doty of having refuge
how along the** same hanlwaya from
w.,kl) i..c m.a« tcitmiu mint removo
slate rests on him' also. The presence
of such holes and'the removal of slate
are both for the purpose of rendering
the same ,?__aulw_iy safe., The i/letter
of the statute does not impose the'
duty, of having the refuge holes on
the coal operator; but section 15 does
commit the duty of having spaces to
prevent injury from cars to the mine
foreman, "-We think that the refuge
holes mentioned in section 10 and the
spaces mentioned in section 15 are the.
same ihing. '.'We think that the duty_
to see tbat there are such refuge holes
rests on the mine foreman,, and under
principles in'the Bralley case, and
prior cases .there cited, no action lies
against the coal operator for the want
of such refuge holes. ° . ■■_ r,
Wo reverse the judgment, set aside
the verdict, grant a new trial, and
remand the case to the circuit court.
Davis vs.  Mabscot Coal and
Company, November 14, 1911:
One Bowman, employed by the company named above, was killed while at
work laying a track 'by the falling
upon-him of slate from the roof bf an
air way, and Davis sued the company
as administrator,to recover damages
alleging that the injury was caused' by
the negligence of the employing company. Judgment was in favor of the
company In the circuit court ,of Raleigh County, whereupon Davis • appealing, the appeal resulting In the
judgment being affirmed. The,grounds
for .this position, are set forth in the
following portion of the opinion of the
court, which was delivered by Judge
Brannon: .    ■ *     ','    .   ,
The mine operator employed as a
competent mine boss as- required liy
our statute, and as the duty' of watch-'
ing overhead slate rests on'.this boss
as required by. our statute; and as the
duty-- of watching overhead slate rests
on this boss the' mine owner is not
responsible for the negligence of .this
boss.* A.number of decisions .have
established this rule. l (Williams vs.
Thacker Coal Company, 44 W."Va. 599?
30 S. E.'l07';' McMillan vs. Coal Company, 61 W. Va. "'531, 57 S. E. 129;
Bralley <ys. Tidewater Company, 66 AV.
Va.-278", 66 S. E.'684; Squilache vs.
Coal and'Coke .Company, 64 W.,Va.
337; 62 S. E. 446.) • 'It,is frankly admitted-'by counsel that, unless" this
case'can'be'differentiated from those
cases the ' plaintiff can not •'recover,
and to do so the plaintiff alleges that
the"* proof shows that the defendant's
Tlie Miners'y Inter^«, %% f
y. "A; V^ national Gdngress
'7 -7 V' --.'  .!-~ ~ -'' '7   -^ ' A"-'
The Congress discussed'the five-day
week and shortened hours .perJ day. .Old
age pensions" are to be granted -ihlners
at fifty. .Inspectors are to' be.elected by miners, and paid by State.1 Na-'
tio'nalizatioif of mines is advocated'and
also a restriction in the output of coal
and a minimum wage for -all kinds of
workers.  l,iA'   ■•"'''-   • '' - *'    '
The International''Congress of Miners met at Amsterdam', Holland, on"
July'8, with E,= Ed wards, ^an. English
member of parliament, as.president.
The following are the subjects discussed with the countries from which
the suggestions emanated: "
Workmen Inspectors ■
1. This congress Is of tne opinion
that the greatest possible safety to
miners can only'.be procured by mine
Inspectors ' elected" by tlie - workmen
and paid by the same. .These workmen's officials must have the right to
inspect' the mines as often as they,desire or the workmen demand It.—Holland. '   ■ °'   'A,     ■ ' „''
Nationalization of Mines
2. - That the congress* discuss the
taking back of the mines by, the state,'
and their working by the latter for the
benefit of the .community.—Belgium.' .
• 2a. .That this congress is-of ^opinion
.that, all-, land," urines aiid railways
should be nationalized in the interests
pf the industries of tlie different countries.—Great Britain, y ,',
' 2b. Mining,concessions,must not be
granted to, private persons., The Interests' of the community demand that
thei.mines should be worked for the
benefit' of the whole nation', and that
the interests of the workers, the indis-'
pensable'producers, should be seriously safe-guarded.—France.,
Five:Days Work Per Week
3. That tbi^congress is in favor of
a uniform working policy of not more
thai-five -days" per week at all collieries in the districts represented at this
congress.. „ That thip question be relegated %6„the,International Committee
to formulate a 'scheme and' fix upon,
a date" when' in - their judgment the
five days per week should commence.
,'inat the committee prepare a' report,
pr.ntedJ"copies to be sent to all "districts." That the congress,to"tie held
In, 1913" decide finally upon'the date
when a' working ."week of five days
cure'the'miners benefits-ih-the'follow-
ihgcasesV (a)i;Sickness,;(b) accident,
{c) .tpren-atuW, old agej;^'the1 min'.mu-Ta
benefit attalhtag^at*least.75 per cent,
of '■'the "dally- wage.—Belgluih.y, -- ■'' '-
"' '7 ; 'Congress? Every" Two' Years "'"; l
• Jl l'-y \Ve move that the Int'3i<iiationaI
_>,.iitrs. Congress-take place fce'very tyn
i<nrs.. • It'important"eventp occur.by
v'liith.the whole mining population} of
■*". * cQuntry, represented' irf' ch«_ Interna-
t"M.a! ,Coniniittee:'is "affec'Ad, 5^3■'international Committee mav call an>x-'
traordinary - congress.—Holland, ■Austria, GermanjvFrarice.  >*■    A '
Resolutions passed' by International
Committee to be discussed at' the' congress:       "       1 \     l  •*   ■•y-    y
1...That"the regulation of the out'
put of coal be discussed at the nc.\t
congress and that, Tuesday afternoon
of the congress be alotted to this question. -' „-., "■■ " »
■'• 2. That the, question of a national
.clearance card to be used by the1 various ' nationalities -within the international Federation be agreed upon at
the congress to be held in Amsterdam. " That -the International Committee meet during "the week of congress and draft and agree- upon the
form and text of the clearance card
to put before the congress for its ad-*
option.    '     '.- -      ,.    . ,      ,".    ' -'
Result of Election
'.  of J Off icMilri the
Wm.' Davidson"* on." Executive
safety of the roof of the,air course a
month before'the accident, and did
not remedy it. ' We" do not say whether ifna mine owner has notice of a defect he must take steps to render it
safe, or may remain inactive,"leaving
the matter to the mine boss.   .
We do not think tbo facts take this
case out of the principles established
in the cases cited, nnd we affirm the
Judgment.  >  "
American mines In 1011 yielded
$2,700 worth of „ diamonds, $9,500
worth of emeralds, $215,313 worth of
sapphires and $44,751 worth of turquoise, according to flgureB just compiled by,tho,United Statos Geologlcnl
Survey, The total output bf precious
stones In the United States last year
was valued at $343,692; tho production In 1010 was valued at $205,380.
An Important feature of tho gem-
mining Industry In the United StateB
during 1911 wns tho roBult.of prospecting nt the Turner omorald mine
near Shelby, S. C. Tho quality of
some of the gems and tho valuo of tho
gem material found In this deposit
with a small amount of development
work nro promising, for tho output Included gems valued at $100 to $200 per
carat and oqual ln quality to tho average run of tho omeraldB, from South
America, During tho laBt three years
this one locality In North Carolina
has yielded gomft worth $10,500.
Much InteroBt haa lately boon
nrouiiBod In the moss ngatoB found In
Montana, some of which are remarkable for their reBemblaucoB to land-
Bcnpos. Ily taking ndvnntugo of tlio
arrangement of the dark Beams and
dendritic patchoB, pattoniB are obtain-
ed tlmt rcsombloB moss, sea growth,
f.-rnfl, niHlioB. trues mul liindBcnpns
with writer mul IhIiui.Ih, The cut
geniB consl-t or Htonos Biiltnblu for use
lu broocliDB, Blli'l. pins, watch folia,
bolt buddon and otli<*r ornament. Tlio
geniB cut from tbo Montmin moss
iiKiita or.modm stono commnnd good
prlc-fH, bringing uiiywli«ro from $1 to
$200 or $:i00 nplffP, Some of the
Hiimllor stoiiCH Hiiltnblo for Bible pliin.
If the ii)ohm>| or fern-like palleriiB nro
particularly 'delicate utul b-uautll'nl, bring $25 oach.
.Mont of ttie American dlitruoiids
iaju.v. do iii AriUiu-A)-, aim tuiuouuu,
.vMtoiijjh accounts have uppt-urvd In
t,«'«.#:taiw'r* of the dlffovfrj of _l.f*c-
kciiih in llllnolB and Texas, Tint mont
Important find of tho year In Atkan-
*<-■_ 'n.i* .hi <-i<{iii unit an I'lBin'fi c»rin
whlto dlnmond—tho Inrgent ||«o far
found In the state. Another white
dlnmond, of 3 -M-fl-l carat*, wns aluo
Mortliuiit; ' An-n't .on H.o boy wV-j
w*b here a wwk ago?"
Atiplirnni:   "Yes, sir."
Merchant: "I thought ao; and didn't
I tell you then X wanted an oldt-r
Applicant: "Vos, sir, that** why I'm
here no*,"—Uo*ton Transcript.
shall' commence.-^Great"~Britain.   -'"
« Regulation of Wages
4. We are of'the opinion that the
law shoiild intervene to,,sanction the
principle of a minimum wage, the rate
of which to be fixed between the workers' union's , and the employers.—
France. *'
4a.- AVe are of the opinion that a law
should bo passed fixing the principle
of a minimum' wage, and that tbe rate
of wages should be fixed by negotiations, between the unions and the employer's.—-Holland.
Hours of Labor
,  5.   That ,the congress discuss tho
P'ght-hour day and the regulation of
tho hours of work as existing In the
various countries affiliated.—Belgium.
Oa. We aro of the opinion, that tbe
tlmo lias come to hasten the introduction of the olght-hour day from bnnk,
to l-nnk for all,mine workers employed underground or at tho surface, with
k i-iiixlmum'workln? v.'#ok of 48 horns
for every workman,~-Frnnco.
International Strike
C, That tho congress oxamlne the
practical moans and measures to bo
takon with roBpect to tho poBslblo organization of an International strike.
7, We aro of the opinion that In tho
caso of a gonoral strike taking place ln
any country, tho Minors* Federation
of the neighboring countries should
limit their production by "a rosoluto
stoppage of work.—Franco.
Housing and Eviction _   ,
That this congrosB desires to express Ub Indignation at th6 condition
under which tho minors In many col-
lory lUati'I-tB are nt present living bo-
catiBO of tho mUorablo housing nccom-
niodntlon'Vhu'h Is provided for thorn!
and wo rp|| upon tlnj vitrloiiB govern-
iih>ii 1 h to promoto housing loglHl.ttlon
which will mnko Uio present slate of
nffulrH Impossible; nnd, further, wo
unit for loglBlntlon to prevont tlio ovlc.
tlon of tho workers' families from
linmoH during an Industrial dlBptito.--
(Irent Hrltrtln.
«. The.International Miners' Con-
«rp»B avors that the Invalidity and
premature old age of tho mining population nro n consequence of their occupation, and Ih of trie opinion that
the miners hnvo thoreforo a right to
Invalidity nnd old ngo pensions,   The
f.f ,. t-*•(■....    .+*.,. t.11     (,     If M . ,
♦ .'v    ,. ...~....d   U•£,.*,»«»'
7fttlnn*  to t.^*|.V; tr. t^r.r  rcrjiprtlvr
govertinipntn with n vU-w of obtaining
a legal settlement of this question.—
9a.   Wo nro of tho opinion that a
minimum nn-netM-i of*' *.•■,».,- /1,   oj*>
(.40) per day should bo paid to the
mine workers after •.'.. jears of sorvlco and at r»0 yrars of age; that In
rase of invalidism, and nlso In cast
of a mnn leaving work In tho mining
Industry,..".lis should be proportional
to tbe numix-r ol y«*ar.i worked; that
tn caso of death, half of u should
revert to the -widow 0. to the orphans
—France. .1
lo.   Tb» coi-grei* is In favor of   n
system of general In-iuraneo at the
«oit of the* to*I owntr*, which *l!l se-
making; '   "   . •
flame.cap visible
, Among the simplest -of v the" many
suggested tests' for firedamp in' mines
Is one .that has recently .been described'.In tlie'1'Scottish Society of-Arts?
It' is an attachment that* may be applied to any.oil or spirit safety lamp,
and consists-of-a loop'of copper .wire
supported' on a brass - rod,- passing
through the'oil' vessel.  .    A"      'A
To make a.'test-with this device the
loop' is moved into the flame 'by?~ a
twist of the rody. The.flame instantly
become's ndnlumlnous;and' if firedamp
is^present ,in' the air .the gas cap is
clearly seep..,' The test 'can' be made
in .a moment, at; any time, without
turning down or putting out the light.
It is claimed- that the percentage .of
gas which this' -method will detect is
quite small," arid' the results of trials
in both the laboratory -and the'mine, go,
to show that'this is,one, of therhost
"sensitive, accurate, * aud expeditious
means of revealing the presence of.inflammable' gas,in;,the mine air. As
the flame* that "renders'the gas. cap
invisible in making" tbe flame test, and
makes it necessary to' draw down the
flame. }n" the ordinary "method of testing.—rCoal' Age.,,' .*.,•.
Visitors to the,coal mining district of
Pittsburg, Kansas, says a paper pub
Itshed ln tbat town may see coal mln-
ea without miners, Large.'steam
shovels strip the earth and men .take
out the coal In the Bame' manner as
stone Is quarried. • - ■■■
Each-machine can dig a pit 90 feet
long, 50 feet wide and 30 feot deop,
Now machines soon to.be put to work
hnvo'boomB 90 feet long, and will dig
a pit 40.feet deop. Tho "dippers"
on these machines • ,wlll hold '■ five
yards Instead of 2%, as do thoua on
tho shovels "now In use. ■ The now
shovels will also dig,a pit 100 feet
wide, or 20 feot wider than those now
nt work,
In the PlttBburg, Kansas, field there
aro thousands of acres of strip-coal
land; but until the steam shovel plan
was tried It was too expensive to strip
off tho dirt nnd got do\yn to tho coal.
Tho Installation of a steam shovel a
yoar or so ngo pointed tho way to a
cheap method of getting, tho product,
and tho first mnchlno was soon followed by othors. . An ordinary shovel
costs $30,000.
Tho romoval of coal by tho steam
Bhovel 'process lowers-the surface of
tlio oarth to tlto oxtont of tho depth ot
tlio vein of coal extracted, and lenvoB
tlio earth Ioobo to sotle. Whon tho
coal Is removed from ono pit the
shovol starts In alongside and throws
the earth buck as It digs n now ono.
Miners and Minimum Wago Aet
"There has boon a groat deal of
grumbling by tho minors with reference to the Minimum Wngo Act," says
Hnrry Twlut, mlnorB' agent and Labor
cnndldnto for Wlgan, "but I remind
mlnore that the Act has only to continue for throo yoara and If miners do
not make use of tholr powor to mako
J'nrllomont make the Act what tlioy
want It to bo, It will be their own
fault. A coriHldernblo numbor of day
wage men nro going out of tbo union.
or tb«» .n.p.poMnn .lint r.r.tVilYir btin
been done. Their wrtgos hnvo been
Increaicd from K0 cents a day to $1.20,
which is the irroduelble minimum;
tlielr hours have ben shortened, com-
t.CTm.tttri'n    llticn    «1_r.m    tl".    r.nr.n    r.f   nr.,.1
dent, and there havo been other improvement- legislative and otherwise.
Unit aro the direct outcome of the Minor*'" Fcdpratlori nnd other organisations,"
" President: Charles"" H.x "Moyer,-, 8,318 ;■
Thomas Campbell,- 3,-<44-Xyuy,y.;„„%
" Vice-President .".Charles ,E.4lahoBey,
7,279; Harry - Lappfn/ 3.351; Mt', B. ;Si-
nianton.' 985. A; yyS~XXlyXXX^
7,674;-.Thomas:J. R^myy?,7?5'.'S^ '-
• Executive'Board ■ members—John| C.
Lowney, 7,512;': Yanco: Terzichr.6,020;
William Davidson/ 7,046AFranftJBrown
2,668;"'Guy e". 'Miller, >,'777;. Joe' Guelfi*
2,660; Leslie W. Turner,'^2,729;?AIb'ert
Nap Gauthierj . 2,027; '■ -John)'-Piiera",'
1,952; Howard Tresldde'r.. 1,061; Fahl
Burnham, 675; ' Ji;jE."UahV 782; John
C.'Williams, 2,717.'-     "-A «*-   -A".
MINERS TO HAVE'      ..,„-'-.«.
Vancouver, July 29,~At the time
Wm. "Davidson was in' Vancouver a
couple of weeks ago it-was thought
that the necessity of a federal board
of investigation, to' Inquire Into the
difference between, the Britannia Mining and Smelting Co.' and the 'Britannia Miners' Union;.would be.obviated; but developments,, during'"the
past week make this course impossi-
bl?-A A ' c ' - -N A
, The board has been applle'd for" by
the" miners and ' George Heatherton
has been named to represent them.
Tlie company lias not, yet selected
its7-n'ominee; the chairman has therefore yet-to be named. A ■  *      -,?''
■'.Miners' Wage's in South Wales A
' Lord St. Aldwyn, whose-award of a1-
minimum wage- for underground * la-,
borers in South; Wales, prdvbked a
strong protest from the men,.has now
after several weeks' delay, completed
his awards for other grades of labor
in South-Wales "coalfields. , The actual
award of the "independent" chairman
is-about 4V_-and 12 3-4 cents per-,day
less than the*'sum recommended by
the Miners', Federation of Great Britain. In.the case of boys' wages the
award practically concedes the national' demand of 48 cents per day;,-but
with'rega'rd tb.adults in addition to the
laborers, ;whose wages will 'be on the:
average about, $1.15 a-day,,,there-are
several grades of underground workers
who will be paid, a minimum of less
than $1.25 per.-day. Here are"*some1
oAtheifigures:"- '*■ «'- ' -•-, '■
-Colliers who are regular.piece-worlc-
,ers,' $1.14 a'day,' which w,ith tl_e''pie_?
sent .percentages of 51 yif. represents, n
fraction , under $1.75.   ..--<-•■_      -
Hitchers, '92" and 84 ^cenls perday^;
Ostlers and'laborers, .76 cents.' S     ;'*
Masons and pitmen, $1 per'diiyl plus
the-present'percentages?''" '"*''' .'" -„
The awards have not been "well-re-;
celved, by'the men. ,  -?-•    ,-'•
SEATTLE, Aug. 5.—In anticipation
it Is said ot labor trouble at the mines
In'WoBtern Washington-from which'It
obtains its fuel supply, the' Northern
Pacific Railroad Company?Is Btorlng
45,000 tons of coal nt Its Pugct Sound
terminals," A pllo' of 15,000' tons of
coal has beon accumulated at Seattle
and 30,000 tons more are being stored
at Auburn, twenty miles south' of here,
where tho transcontinental, line connects, with the coast line, Tho,,Chicago, Milwaukee and,„Puget Sound
Railway, the Great Northern and' the
Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company biirn oil on most of
tholr linos In Washington and would
not ,bo affected by a strlko" ln the
mines.   .
Because two of the prlvato guards of
tho mining companion havo been, killed In WoBt Virginia, a mlno officer
said: "Hell has broken looso." To
receive the guards, no doubt.    ..
Whon a labor, union expels an .erring mbmbor from membership omployors' apologists call It "depriving a man
of his livelihood," " When tho law-
yorsi union takes a mombora cord
away from him It la purely In tho interests oftho profosBlon.
Man's inhumanity to woman and
children makes countless manufacturers prosperous,—Cynocus,
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'Dry Go^dsrLBbbts,^Shoes';;
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me'nfc of of these famo,usDsh6es>and have the*"' '. ,:
1 best: range of c$4.50j, $5, and $6 shoes ever 'A'*, v
shownin Hosmer./, See ^the hew styles dis-- s     ,,
splayed this week In south winckny.    : ...
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Ghbice Wines, Liquors and Cigars
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Red Feather & tartan Canned Goods
Satisfaction guaranteed or mohey back* A
Phone-1.03'.,'-y:   V.: , '/^•Frank.JAita.
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Special Sale of Flatware
-Bone-handled .Tea or Dinner. Knives, at-11,25 per half doz,   '
. 1835 Wallace. Bros.7Tea-or Dinner knives,-1,2,00,per half doz.
, V6 Doz. only Dlnnor Knives,, best'plate, $1.75
%' Doz.* only Toronto "Silver Plate Tea Knives, $2.25.    ,.
1847 Rogers' Bros: Dinner Knives, $2.00 per half doz.   ' "
Rogers' Beat Plated Table Spoons at 45c. oach,
> Win. Rogers and Son Table Spoons $1.75 per-half doz.
1847 Rogers'-Bros. Table Spoons, $2,75. por half doz.
1847 Rogers' Bros. Dessert Spoons $2.60 per half doz.'.
Tea and Dinner Forks, beat plate, $1.76 per halt doz.
Wm. Rogers' and Son Dinner Forks, $1.60 per half*doz.
, Wm. RogerB' ond Son Al Tea Forks, $1.75 per half. doz.
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And Nothing but the Bett In Fresh
and: Smoked Meats,, Froth and
Smokod 'Fish,' Dairy Product), Poultry
Etc. Etc., go to
THE 41    MARKET   CO,
Some v.Jito gink might make * fortune hy *Ti»kIn« it siilnllvlBlon to Jfrn-
sbImu, nnd jdn. ing 11 on the market In
B.C. Many ,iavo never lioard of tbat
tomu, l>m m-i would buy lota Jost
the sam*. «»p«cU-Hy If a picture ot
Christ *»» ihrown la to bind th* b*t>
Eaift.—T_J* 1-ed.re.
Hillcrest  Co-Opcrativc
Society, Limited
Groceries,  .Dry Goods, and General Merchandise
Ul   A cty   i-/cty   OpCClctib I
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me reufiies aiure
Owned by
thc People
Managed by
the People
For the Benefit
of the People
Swifts Premium Bacon -
Canned Pumpkins, lb. -
Raspberry Vinegar - -
Roses Lime Juice, pts, -
Orange Heat   -    - -
Preserving Kettles - -
A few J. C. Potatoes on hand, these have, all
been picked over, per sack $2.00
AU Profits Divided Amongst Customer's
Per lb. 30c
3 cans 50c
Per bottle 3tic
"    "   30c
3 pkgs $1.00
each $1.25
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Its ^n^i^ and (jrowfh
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Capital Paid.Up...; ■,.,.* 8 2,870,000
Reserve and Undivided Profits..? 8,500,000
Total Assets..7 .,.,., ..,...'..,; 44,000,000
,   Just as a successful merchant makes'every
effort* to give his customers courteous,_efft.
,, cient attention, so'do.the offlcers'of the Bank
,'of Hamilton endeavor to render to "depositors
, every servlse, consistent With' conservative
banking 'practice..-   '., '' • '\'-,.--
.' No"deposit is toosraall toJassure the.de-
'; posltor considerate "treatment^-the savings
T accounts of those In moderate circumstances
rare welcomed, with' courtesy/and- with ab-
.   sence of,undue formality which makes bank--'
■:.; iiig a'convenience and.a pleasure.-    7 .* .-"■-.
', • -A-     J. R1. Sloan,'Agent? ■■--• -",
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Lumber for all
here "at any* lime and. In' any.
• -   Quanlty.   /You; cannot ■ swamp-
us,with a large;order,- or give
' us so small a:one that .we will
-not attend' to,It..-\., -!,'.
.77 for, any. Und"- of" building you
•..may be at .'work "upon!   Have'
■ : us.-send .you what-you5 'want
,V when you-want itA.A.   ....
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of Men
By Modern Methods
"606" foi* Blood Poison
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Special troatmont for other dUoanee of mon: Nerou* Weakncmc-.,
V-uicoie Veinn', Hydrocele, Dlood and Skin DUofaem, Sore* XJlceri, ICId-
ner>'niudder and ncclal pUordera,. etc,: ana,'   Coutraetted' Atlmenti,
rrontate Gland inflninmation, Old Chronic CondH|oni.    . <     y   -
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Museum of Anatomy
In tills Great Muaeum Is Bhown by llfo size models, monBtrooltlea,
normal-aiid abnormal conditions, of the various parts of tho body, HIub-
tratlng fully both nun.e and clironla dlvemea of men,
Free, Consultation and Advice
ATR COST. '   "   ' •->.-" ^ "     '    ' .  ".''"'
Iilxiiert Medical IUxnmliintlou Vroc' Vttio. rSsnmlnnflon" of' Urine
wlit'u ncccNiinry. Commit Me— FnBW. Dou't Delay| . Delays aro
dnitircrmu. Call or wrl.c., lfret. nooK. Hverylhlua confidential, Ilouni
0 it.in. to H p.m.1 (.iindar'a, 10 a.m, to 1 p.m.' " ' ■
Dr. /Kelley's Muiseumi 210 Howard; Spokane
Sanatorium at Frank
\ Rocky Mountain
at the famous
Sulphur Springs
Every Gonvenieuce
Bus at all trains
The Frank Wine & Spirit Co.
Wltolosalo Donlora in
Wines, Liquors and
Phone Si,' Frank, Alta.
At . ' »
Stephen T. Humble
Dealer in
Hardware, Stoves & Ranges
Fancy Goods and Stationery
BELLEVUE .. Alberta
*' By. S. P. Gow, Bricklayers'. 'Unloa *:
/•Modern history is the history of capitalism—the brightest"period._"in old
earth's; time. Unionism-belongs ^strictly to .this epoch; and; of course,--there
is.a reason.'' It is to remedy certain
evils?'' And, it -is' advise idea, to: take
a look once'in a while to.'see" iiow it
is accomplishing its object.-."?'.,-i\ r
', Capitalism means 'that/part' of -the
world's history' whenT as ?a result "of
knowledge,, production hai .a.capacity
beyond the requirements of the inhabitants. Thev capacity,*to -produce-, Is
limited only by the .ability; to'dispose
those things .useful'-or desirable'to
mariklnil, constitute wealth'.'.'Although
the present epoch Ts'the'.result of
knowledge, lt is very plain to anyone
,who will look at It tliat that .knowledge ls slight'compared-with .what It
ought to be; for, since products'constitute wealth, the limiting "of production is the reverse.'? Yet poverty, absolute destitution, ia a,very common fea-
ure. of .capitalism. s* A T ".'A A ' \
• ..Now, human desire for the -good
things''of life knows no limit. Produc-'
tlye capacity ' and consumption. are
_both, therefore, limited only By the
ability^ to .connect. The? wealth of
the world is limited only by the,ability
of men to obtain- what, theyproduce. '-,.
i'-The .'remedy, is-simple,;* merely the
negation of-the. cause of,the trouble.
The 'reason' men? do' not obtain .what
they produce is that they are slaves,
and-'do' not produce for' themselves,-
but-for others, 'tThey"are content to
take' 'a "small;.portion^^of,what they
produce, In return for their, trouble.
.This_is Ignorance, pure and simple-
call it what you like. .•'<,- ' ' -'
' Unionism Is no .attempt at'the elimination of,,the,.cause of the trouble.
They, want ,a little, larger 'share of
what they .produce, but they" are perfectly content-to leave the causes of
the'difficulty absolutely alone.v It is.
the same old struggle that,has been
going'on1 since tlie world started. Let
the masters sit there like overgrown
bloodsuckers'and let us', try to, get a
share of.what we create? As long as
the sharing'continues • there will-be
strife about the division/ -.', ,"-"'
_ jThere are splendid examples of'tt\is
state of affairs in .nature. .Take any
plant or animal,; ?th'e1-. greater the
ability.to produce::;5thevless .its' prosperity. , In th'ese'cases where the farmer observes the process he does'not try
to. adjust tlie "dispute" between the
parasite and the plant or animal. The
complete destruction of ,the,-parasite
Is his almj whatever the results of'his
efforts. ',.
Nlcolaltanlsm Is''a' disease "of' humanity. 'Locusts and. grasshoppers
come from the uncultivated parts of
the earth..'' Mosquitoes from the same
source.. Plagues come from the uncivilized parts of. the Inhabited earth.
Parasites, are only" carried by the
more ..Ignorant and degraded of men.
Human' parasitism or nlcolaltanlsm originated at a time when darkness covered the face of the earth" and gross
darkness the people, and can only survive .while tho cause remains. •   '. ,i
The remedy for.this, the ' unions
know, nothing bf. ,But must thlsjal-
VayB be the cause? Knowledge Is Increasing comparatively fast., Is there
any Inherent quality in unionism that
says that Intelligence shall never pone-
trato It? There Is not, unless ltbe (in
Idea that unionism is all right ns It Is.
If this notion could be undermined
tho greatest movement for tlio benefit
pf humanity could be startod right
The unions aro a vory largo,, if.noneffective movement, and once hdndod
Im the right'direction would constltuio
tho most effective Institution on o.irth
for tho liberation of humanity from
tho control of masters.
When men were created first tlio/
woro not'to hnvo mnutors.' Tliey woro
created In , tho Image of Qod Almighty
nnd wore to bo masters. Having masters constitutes bolng! slaves, Any
violation of that lnw will bring certain
punishment, and work U punlslimont.
Whon It was first glvon to men It wns
as n curso nnd whon Inst ordorod—io
many days, months or yonrs nt hard la*
bor it was nlso Intended ns punish,
mont. But wo aro fools enough to
look upon It as a blessing. Not bo tho
masters. Thoy havo somo Intelligence
Thoy havo always douplsod tho workers, and any ono with a grain of mastery or Intelligence about this system
must do tho same.
Upon n sohemo ot servitude tho
wholo Idea of tho uuton Is built, Tho
doctrlno of llio Nlcoltalnnoa Is pnrt cf
tho foundation and struoturo of union-
<_._--.       «.   -*___ Ui-tt t-Vl-l..   VMIfK tu tf. AV
lrnto \\\\i\ Vut io Hie Ural tiiv lt/irai-&
putting unionism on tho right track.
In order that human parasitism may
eons©, th*. working clnss ns a whole,
not pnrt of them, must proreod   to
progress. . NoKcould it retain' within
itself tprogressive; elements., of*'its
class.. '    .V\   "   -, .,   ".' •  '-*•',.,
*-       - -      . , . ^      _       ' ,' i ^.
■   Worse than tha($■ its methods are, at
least questionable.--,   The'reduction of,
the'h6urs of labor, is the one'outstand-
nig exception of 'this ' rule., Its main'
object Is' the increase of the price of
its members' commodity—their labpr-
PP^er. „The'price of .'commodities is
regulated mainly by? the'law of supply
and demand.?"',The unions' method "of
accomplishing this is'by restricting
tho supply' of their particular' line by
keeping as many out of the craft as
possible.." This'is'a nice, cruel'and unchristian process? in' a world overflowing to stagnation with labor power for.
which they are trying to find a' market. This Is sectionalism for fair;
arid It doesn't confine Itself to those
outside the union,1 There Is more jea-
loiis.;. about jobs" amongst union' men
than amongst or. against outsiders. It
is'.unodub'tedly a] fine state of'affairs
when I would rather see a mairwhom
I call brother stay in some out-of-the-
way place where;he may not be ab,le
to make a living than to see him come
where he may. compete against me^for
a, job. .This is;the movement some
think is the only proper one for working, men. "_''-. y •' '..'-.
,' The ^scheme1 Is only possibly effec-'
tlve to a very slight extent, Jn a world
full'.of labor power reduction-of the
supply is not possible to any great; extent. . To Increase the demand for
their commodity/with its far, greater
potentialities, never has occurred to
them.. ?'*> y --■'■'
.-There is no limit to which, the demand for a commodity can be' restricted if'the .right methods be used. Besides the_increas'e' of price, due to increased dema'nd,-.the,loss due to unemployment is nullified, and the returns
greatly Increased; and true fellowship
and benefit .would'result. When men
haveall.,the work they canTdo' there
is no competition forjobs. Chattel'slavery has demonstrated that. And the
getting of some'-'other fellow's job is
individualism? not collectivism. -\-
, Class.or social difficulties can, never
be remedied Ahat way. The'getting
of every man his.own job is the only
remedy.'-.. And* that can only '. come
about by , dispensing with "• masters,
whic\ are■ the only cause of'limited
production or unemployment.. '   ."_ -''
.Unionism has'never made a move-to
get rid'.of ajsingle.master. '-'The bb'-*
for their task." Says H. W.cHobart: ' ■
"Th© surroundings of-the'average*
middle-class writer are not. at all conductive to a fujl comprehension of the
secret troubles- of industrial competi-'
tion? ? A naturalist'will devote,half a
lifetime'to studying the habits' and
food" and life"' of a microscopic insect.
A geologist'.will delve and scrape and
chip and weigh tons of strata to resolve a protileini. of mi'staca. ' A historian win revel in mountains of books
and-' dry:as-dustv record's to discover
the genealogical origin of an" ancient
royal family. . But when an account of
the most wonderful of all human be-
nigs is called for—a half-hour's visit
to a so-called typical family and an in?
vestigation of the' brilliancy of the
kitchen fire-irons" Is ^considered- sufficient to. dub the "author 'one who
knows/"       ' ' .,.'    ,  '■"'-   -
This protest against, the slap-dash
style of "writing up" information gained'in a very perfunctory manner" is
well timed for It lias been very evident
during recent labor disputes* that the
position, the troubles; the-'aspirations
of the worker have been-often misrepresented and misunderstood.,,
To the actual worker the tragedy of
Industrial warfare.ls a constant source
of worry and' anxiety,, and the unconsidered trifles which1 most writers,
have dismissed as of no .importance are
the "very things which have seriously
impressed- and oppressed the .worker.
The workman must tell his own
story; very'few who,attempt!to tell
it for him', can do him justice—Vancouver World.-' _    *,
lafflng^of?mas_ers~is"lhe "principle ef-
fort of imioTtt as well as non-union' men.
The welfare of men/as well as of plant
or animal,.consists in getting .rid of
parasites. In order.that unions may
be ap „art of the working class move-
be a part of the working class movement they must back out of their side-
Unionism Is collective action. It ls
a worltng clau movant, but It Is
not aware of tho fact. It fs not nwaro
of most of tho facts with regnrl to
Itself, 'it lias novor mado study of
unionism or of anything *Uo a r»nrt
of Us programme. Without education
thnre Is no progress.
Thl* Sa why unionism, as an attempt
at collectlr* action on the part of Ihe
work«rs, liai becoaw merely a sect
among the various wording cU** or-
ttaaltatlona. Without pm*»#« tl roul«I
not fulfill Ita million la a world of
: There are about half a dozen writers
who have enjoyed the reputation of being men who knew, and could portray
the British-workman. George'Glsslng.
Walter Besant, Geo. R. Sims,,Arthur
Morrison, Pett Ridge, Jack * London
and two-'or three others havo given
sketches of, the London * worker as
faithful as photographs. , Walter Bes-
ant's . story of • "The ' Bookbinders''
Shop" and A/Morrison's "BJot on St.
Basil" are two of the finest things In
our language, an'd prove tliat tragedies
of Intense drnmatic interest may bo
discovered by thoso wiib carefully ob-
serve wlint ls called by some "the humdrum work-n-dny world," '
. Clever as the writers wo havo enumerated are, tlielr work Is very unequal nnd there Is somo excuse for-tho
English Review condemns many stories of Industrial llfo which nro given
to tho rending public. • *
-. "To say that the genornl description
of tho British workman' ono reads In
the press Is, distorted or exaggerated
Is,'In my opinion,, a gonerous\way of
wny In which U, W. Hobnrt In the
exonerating the averngo writer from
tho cliargo of gross Innceurney," writ-
,os II. W, Hobnrt, nnd ho continues; '
"I know of no author or.journnllBt
who hnB yet nccurntoly portrnyod the
Inner domestic llfo or tho ovorydny experiences of the British working mnn.
Whothor tho ability to doscrlbo the
working mnn truly, portnlns to liter-
nry acumen or to tho sclonco of psychology, physiology, or philosophy I
know not: hut I do know that ns n
thomo for nn essay It Is of entrancing Interest, deop study nnd circuitous
nnd almost labyrlntlilnn Involution."
ThlB Is true, nnd tho reason why so
mnny writers havo failed In tlio work
of description Is not becauso of tho difficulties of the tnBk but boraus*) the
writer, as a rule, hns hnd llttlo or no
oxporlonco of the workman's environment, nnd therefore, although ho might
acquire knowledge, ho would bo pnln-
.    ,,        M        f   I I .\
LUti}     -.t-l-A.l.t!,    il,    &J .i*t/Uf.il) ,
SwriHItUp lime nj;n n I^ndou .jcuv,*-
paper nuked renders all .over (lie
world to describe a dny In their llv«i,
nnd some of IIioro brief descriptions
of Industrial conditions woro eompleto
'      **      ' •' * >•   -#_.!*.        lit*'*       l_,(_*W*{j*-»»-
themselves woll acquainted with the
working class.
This kind of amntour wilting should
Imi encouraged. The industrial world
mny bo unawnres holding a gonlus
who ran givo us a book dealing with
modern conditions of Industrial life, a
hook which shall follow on "The niilo-
biography of a working Men" or "Thr-
web of an old weaver,'* hooka too little
Thos$ who have wrlttsn about ihe
llv_>a of lho worker!} b*v«, for ib*
The employes In,and about the,anthracite coal mines'1 are now flocking
into the union!,-„•;Monday last-was
"Button Day," aiid the way the men
and the boys employed about the collieries rushed into' the union was surprising even to the officers. Eve^y
local in the anthracite region met on
Saturday evening'a'nd the meeting of
Local/1640 at'.Mine Workers' Kail
was'so crowded that the of fleers, were
unable to. handle ,all the applliahts.
Special .meetings wehe held Sunday for
the purpose of enrolling new members.
The supply, of buttons soon became exhausted.^*/ ',
The v .same conditions occurred
throughout'.the entire,region, hut-an
extra supply, vhas been ordered and
will be "given out as soon as they arrive.' "        '-. *' ,-y
One local here has ,taken In over
500/members.in, the"past few- days.'
All the-locals in the region* showbig
gains. One* local'* in/Shenandoah is
said' to have '7' gained '* 500 ■ members
more than in'1900,'when the union was
jirst organized in this 'section.   ■' In
the 9th district.there were 33,000 but-
tons distributed.; '    ' ■'*  ,;,- *
- *The initiation' fee at present is $2.50,'
but on^ttie/lst'of August"'it .will be
advanced.       -, /." * * A ; >
' Every, man working in or'about the'
mines wlirhow have 'to affiliate himself, with'.'the'union, Wednesday will
be the-last day for any man or boy to
work without a button, as the,union
men-will refuse to work with those
who have not joined the union.- ,
. Early In,the morning each day of
the/past week representatives of the
union took up posts'on the paths and
roads leading to. tho different'collieries; and as each-workman approached
on his way to -report for, work lie was
asked to display his union ibutton.
Thoso who did' not liavo buttons owing to the supply running short, wero
asked to show tholr receipt cards from
tho local secrotary. - In the ovont that
a man could not show cither, he'was
Invited to Join the ranks of tho union,
It was pointed out,to the employes
who hnd not previously affiliated with
tlio organization thut In tho,event of
having nny grievances' an ,to wngOB
or working conditions, thoy should
not expect to recolvo nny consideration nt tho hands of tho grievance
committees unless thoy woro lri good
standing In tho union,
Button Dny will lio n rogulnr qniM'
lorly featuvo for tlio noxt four years
and If the samo demonstration Is mndo
as at prosont, thb contrnl organization, nlono will hnvo n strlko fund of
nonrly fROO.OOO In tills district nlono
by tho tlmo the iiRrooment oxplroB,
It la expected tlmt by. tlio tlmo President Whlto vIsltH tills district fully
8fi por cont of tlio mon arid boys working at tho mines will havo joined tho
ranks of tlio Minors' Unlon.—Mlnor«-
vlllo (Pn.) Froo ProsB,
In Uriuin at present about io.ooo,
(WO of tho population txlit Always on
Jth* l»ro>rs of lUmtlcft,    Aboiu 20.-
moit part, been inadequately ««)tilpp.>.l I ocx-JM ni* poor,
Tlie buronu of labor, under tlio Do-
lXirtmont of Comm.roo nnd l_nlior, in
filing Its roport with the Sonato on
tlio toxtllo workers' ulrlko at Law*
ronco, Mass., made no recommendations, but handled Die matter In a vigorous manner. Tho 8<muto has order*
cd that lho roport bo printed. The
roport declares tho father of a family
must, add olthor Ills wlfo or child to
llio mill's roll of wngo earners In order
to llvo nnd that tho nvontgo pay re-
colvoil by 21,000 employes during ono
•>.v« iaiw ill tut I  \,u» )»,!•>, liWbiilJly
n-fluad durJjjjjylhi-i iit*.-.'... hy .ai.);
of work, Tlio worklngmen's apartments woro crowded and Homc-tlmA*
unrinnltnry; that In cortnln ensfs t\t-
toon to seventeen porsons llvod In n
n       r •       ,     i   .       .    ,
ndoquate building regulations Involve
great risk of life nnd property.
Vernon Hartshorn Analyses ihe
-Profilems Which Confront
An interesting article on the labor
unrest in ■ England is contributed to
the Daily Mail by Mr. Vernon.Hartshorn,, a member of'the executive of
tlie Miners' Federation of Great Britain; and the leaders of the South
Wales miners in the great .coal strike,
Mr, Hartshorn in'part says:   '
The great distinctive feature of the
present demands which are being put
forward on behalf "of all sections of
labor on belialf of the brain ^worker,
as well as the actual worker, is that
they are directed not so much toward
individual employers as towardt. the
community as a whole. This Is
the? outstanding characteristic that distinguishes the present awakening and
upheavel of labor from all such movements as have gone before. There has
grown1 up a great social consciousness
that the evils of low wages and of
the unequal distribution of wealth are
not sectional and cannot be dealt with
by patching,up here and there agree;
ments between comparatively small
sections, of employers, but as workers
fn a^ commonwealth which must be
made collectively responsible for the
wage conditions* under which ita people-have to live. The "enormous dis--
play of wealth In society has impressed upon the workers that it is not the
men whoTdo the" best'work, the most
needful work.'or the hardest work who
get security and comfort. . jThe -restlessness bf the workers is not peevishness or childish envy?. ' They are riot
like little children continually begging
for. new toys. , They are not clamoring for motor cars like asking for
"freak'.' dinners.. Neither do they
want to spend their time bn the golf
links: JBut,they'do want .the "oppor?
.unity .toi work' and a guarantee that
those who do ,the work should have
guaranteed. to them a' decent livelihood.   '  y
. It is riot an extravagant demand.' It
is not fantastic., It is just the common-sense,' plain,.-blunt demand that
might be expected from British working men.;< It is not put forward in the
jargon of' political economy. It is
not merely the parrot-cry of the wicked agitators, nor is it. merely the
ideal of the theoretical Socialists. It
is a'demand put'forward .almost un-
the worker? Air I.: can, arid if It' does,
tneh*it will1 have* justified..its' exis-'
.tence.    But if tt cannot then, its ultimate doom is,.sealed. >.       ",   '.  .*
TheVnatlori'al strike t's'not'antl-patrl-"
otic."' It is an effort—a olind, crude,
effort,,perhaps, but one to which the.
workers have been absolutely driven—
to  regenerate Eiigland and to build?
it up into a commonwealth. iri_ which
the. worker will  rank  at •' his    true
value.    For wbo are England?    -Who?
are the nation?   -"They are riot thoso'
who draw rent and interest, dividends
and speculative profits. r- England 'Is'
not ; represented -' by   tlie' pleaBure-
seekers of- society, but by the artisan
and the miner, the railway man? the'
agricultural worker, the docker,    the.
factory hand, the shop assistant,   tb[e
.doctor, inventor, scientist,'   the; men.,
of the army and navy, and' alf who
render service ,to the national   well-',
being. '   ■ .'    "
•f y' -  'i
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'i-'. _.: .V:  '
Iii N'etf Zealand "thtro aro «.".,000
workers who are member* of trado
..nfonn, nnd, with 'on*, nrnptten,. .../»."
nre opposed to tho propoied conscription M-tiMn* ot tho Vmv '/.f{i]r>n<1 I)-'-
fence Act.
natioiy irrespective of political party
or economic creed.' It is a demand by
those who, either by hand'- or. brain,
makes the wealth of the nation.-that
the, first charge upon that wealth shall
be the maintenance of themselves,
their'wives', and children ln reasonable comfort.
,    Its,Own Emancipator
Democracy, must be its ownteman-
clpator. - But institutions like ' tho
church, parliament and the press, and
even the rich, have to make up their
minds, as,to .what shall bo their attitude towards the new demand.' They
must decide for themselves, whether
the demand of the workers for a fair-
or share of tho good things of llfo ls
just or unjust. ', ■ The working classos
have already made up their minds,
They are convinced their demand is
Just, nnd with n highly intelligent, vigorous working class, stung hy a senso
of Injustice, tho future of this country
will 'bo full of danger. The stupid at-
tltudo of hostility or superior patronage which Iiiib been adopted towards
the working classes In tho past by
powerful cloments ln socloty hns holp-
cd to generate tho prosent rovoliitlon,
complained of Injustice, stnrvntlon
nnd mlsory, the church counselled
prayerful resignation, preached that
poverty wnH n .Divine docreo, nnd
urged the rich to throw a few moro
charitable cniHts. That only mndo
matters worse.' The worker doos not
wnnt charity to rodroBs lho hnlnnco,'
Ho knows that chnrlty robs him of
Ills mniihood. It crpiitos rlnm. snob-
hory nnd nrrognnce nnd robs him of
his self-respect, Ho fools ho Is cntltlnd
to a mnn's shnro of lho wonlth ho
hns produced, nnd he wants It assured to hlin not as a chnrlty, but ns n
citizen right.  "
Tlio workors turned to parliament
nnd hnvo boon mot by lho trickery of
tlio lawyer*. Thoy havo beon "dlb-
hind" with the sophistries of conciliation nnd of tlio alleged common Interests of those' who hnvo not a living
Bhnro of tho nntlpnal wealth nnd those
who have fnr to much. When thoy
askod for a living wage thoy wero
given abstruce legal documents
which nrbltrnlors Interpret to suit
employers who pny tho lonst. T\w Inevitable result is that they have turned from conciliation In disgust and
havo, flown to the weapons of compul-
J""-*. _-!«.«. in omy out \.tiy to in-
durlrbl j..(.j4<.<, Tim ,'.., v,,,,1. u(„:
way to stave off a class war which
mny shako civlllmtlon to It* foundations.     It is by full nnd frnnlc nc-
knowledgemfnt by unrlety   thnt   tlm
.._.*.    0 ., *      , ...
of food and clothing nnd a fuller life
Is just, nnd tint! It must bo mado
the first charge upon tho wealth produced. It must, lu* n fixed nnd cor-
tnln minimum standnrd of comfort.
This is not a question of 8oclaIl.ni
or Bj ndkalliim., ,uu! to duuouu-. ■-.
thoi« ejecd* Is nwlcss. Tho worker
is not out for a theory. He I* out for
lomethlng more tanglhlc—bread. It
I* tint present ordk-r of m.Hj> whlrh
r« upon Hi tnn     Can ft do Justice ta
..WASHINGTON, July 27.—The  Supreme-'Court of Kansas has handed
down a decision on me constitutional
ity of the.law known as the "Coercion
Act of Kaiisas," which Was enacted
In 1909.   . iyie act prohibits.any employer, agent, etc., from demanding or
Influencing "any person or persons to
enter Into any agreement either written or verbal, not to join or become
or remain a'member of any labor or- '
ganlzatlon" or association' as a condi-..
Uon of securing. employment or continuing in  the employment  of such
employer, etc.\ ....   Any, violation of
this act shall be a, misdemeanor and
upon conviction thereof (the employer
or agent) shall be fined In the sum not
less than $50 or imprisonment in the^
county jail not less tlian 30 days." The
United Brotherhood of'"Leather/Workers tested this law when several-of
their members were discharged by the
Achenhausen Saddlery Co., because of
their "union membership.,     The Dis- ,_
trlct Court held the act unconstitutiori- '"
al.     The case was' then appealed to *
the State Supreme Court.    That court
reversed the,, District Court and ..re-  _
manded the case for a new trial;   A
second case under the same statute
was before the court by the Kansas
State Federation of Labor against? the
St. Louis and San Francisco" Railway '
Company for discharging three mem- '*
bers-of the  Switchmen's.-Union   be-'
cause they refused to sign up. the foi-. -
lowing agreement: '      ,'
"Mr. T. P.'Coppage, Supt.,'Frisco
Railroad,Line, Ft. Scott, Kans.', -We,
the undersigned, have agreed to abidej
by your request, that is, to withdraw"
from the Switchmen's Union. while InA
tlie service of the Frisco Company." •• "
The company appealed to the Supreme
Court.    The two,cases were disposed
of by the court at the same time. This
decision has been'handed down' at a
very opportune time.    It ls expected it ■
will' put a stop to a vicious practice
that has, been growing up ln Kansas,
for some years.    The court said: . "An
Individual employee cannot coerce his
employer froiri remaining a member
of his association, but the lndlvldunl
employer can so coerce his employees
unless restrained by'law.    The Indlvl-
udal employee'ls In such,a case pitted'
not only against his employer In con-
tractlng the conditions of employment,
but also against the aggregation of ns-
soclnted employers.    Such a condition
tonds to redueo employeos   to   mere
serfdom Our statute denounces
as crlmo the requiring or coercing of
nn employee to mnko a written or*
vorbnl contract as to condition of employment, that ho will not join a'labor'
organization.,, Tho omployor litis no
right lo Interfere with the liberty of
the employee. . . , Lnbor unions are
lnwftil und not Inimical to the rights of
employers. . . . Liberty of lawful
action being nn Inviolable* right, the
loglBlaturo wns within the exorciso of
Its propor power. In denouncing, ns
criminal, nny nttompt to cor-rro an
omployeo undor tho resistless pressur*
of .necessity to bargain nwny his liberty     An employer has no con-,
Btltutlonnl or Inherent right to coorco
or compel his employee to mnko any
contract or ngroomont written or vor*
bnl, which ho doeu not wlnh lo niuko,
wlintOvor may bo the condition or pur-
p'oso." Tho United Brotherhood ot
Leather Workors and tho Kiiiibah Stato
Federation of Lnbor, hnvo rendered lho
peoplo of Knnsns n great service In so-
curing the omietmont of this lnw and
lostlng lis provisions In the Supremo
' j.      •      » i
On nn average tho bricklayer In the
BcholiiAtlc town of Ilugby, Northamptonshire, onrtiH only 9.1.70 por week,
nnd he hns struck for an advanco from
io cents to 12 cents por hour. Tlio
bricklayers nro not to fight unsupported, ns the TradoB Council decided
to rail out tho allied trados—enrpon-
tors and plumbers-It tho bricklayers'
domnnd for a two renins nn hour Increase Is not granted.
Tlio twenty-eighth niimial convention of t|if. Trado nnd I_alwr oonar^ns
win t>o hi-ld In l.u.0j>h, provlneo of Ontario, Cnnndn. hoKlnnlng Monday.
Soptomlmr 0 noxt. The Trades and
Ubor congreHs of Cnnadn has grown
to proportions whero It has tioeomn
tho groat militant forco In Canada for
fho prnf»vthn cf th« Inttrwt-*. ut
organised and unorganised workmen.
Tim litillrulloim sro that the corning
convention will be moro largely at.
ternUs. than any previous one. Proal-
dent Clem, fltubbs will be the del*.
Sato itprttcTAing, District IS, V ,V.
W uf A.
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■flj NIONJiftifl LA BtiLl
-nn 0 the English'speaking world, and those hail-
•*\ ing' from Great Britain more especially, the
industrial strifes and Lloyd George's social "upheavals "must be followed with> Ween interest. For
the nonce, public attention in general is rivetted
upon that'tight little island, wondering "What
next?" Hardly hns one labor struggle ended, or
a government measure been started on its way
something else crops up which stirs up more trouble
or controversy^ The next item on the political menu
is; from present indications, one, m comparison
_ with which, previous legislation dwindles into significance1. • Tlie struggle that Is now brewing is on
the question of land reform.,   r •■   *       ,'-  >.
From time immemorial the bane of old ^feudal
* ' .i -
.England, as it is with other-European countries:
has been that the land, instead of belonging to the
people whose inheritance it-justly is, has been in
, the hands, of the nobles.   'In fact, in tlie United
"  Kingdom-.there are no 'blacker pages in history
than that which records the   deeds  of the land
grabbers.   , Greed and'.selfishness have never displayed themselves more hideously,' nor have they
in the result, caused .more  misery   and ',despair
than in "the stealing of the land from the "common people. ".From time to time our lords and mas-
t   ters have strengthened tlieir hands.by legislative
enactment, but a day of,reckoning was bound to
come, and now it is at hand.. <.    -.
Men and women still live in English -Villages
whose fathers and mothers witnessed the infamous
Enclosure Acts., ln'a recent issue1 of The'Nation
—of. which he is the editor—II. * "\V.   Massingham
paints-the following vivid picture of the'passing of
these acts: yLand-OAvning members bf parliament
■; -crowded into the open committees, where the Enclosure Acts were rushed through, to ,back each
7 other's schemes  or   to. pit   one   private   interest
; against another. '   The'Church-joined'the game,
.and scrambled for its ample share of the plunder.
.-.y. r   The spoilers invoked religion,-science, the
idleness or drunkenness or pride of; the people, to
excuse their'deed.'-. They threw little holdings into
. great; pulled down cottages; raised rents; plough
ed up' the pasture, and drove' the. small holder to
cross the seas .or.to feed the toAvn industries.   "A
more than'Puritan gloom settled on the country-
. -side.   All hope of, a career of rising in the social
ladder was cut off.-    Those who remained, remained as slaves, on a scale of dismal   and   futureless
qquality, contrasting widely with the variety of
occupation and interest that marked   tlie   earlier
types of English village."
\    'For ■ two or three years' past the land of the
' United Kingdom has-been in process of being
valued by the government.     This,,is being done
to enable the state to take one-qunrtcr of) future
unearned increments, as provided  by  the   Lloyd
George budget of -3909.     It is now proposed to
go a step further and that is to tax all land;
and by this means it is hoped to drivp the large
land owners  and  the  idlo  rich to either work'or
let those who aro in neod of it do so. This will not
bring about the raillenium, and in fact, will stili
be beynd the reach of tho poor man, but it will
no doubt help much to divide it up amongst thc
pooplo.     It will still remain for a government
truly representing the musses to make a more
equitable distribution.   Who ean deny tho dictum that the land belongs   to   tho   people   and
that those who desire, toitill it should be at-por-
feot liberty'  to   do   ro(       Under tho   present
system tho trouble is thnt private property in
land has become a vastly complicated affair and
tho restoration of the lnnd to tlie people a diffi-
cult problem for. a government oloctod by tho
Tlmt n strenuous battle on tliis question will
bo fought in Knglund there ean bo no gaiiisnyiiig.
'The Lords and tlieir henchmen nre already crying
""slop thief." The capitalist press havo alrendy
started a campaign. Jn lho course of au editorial
lho London Standard soys; "A land tax of tho
kind suggested, levied on cnpital value, and not
oil revenue, is iiotlihig less than legalized confiscation.,. .Under Hie now condition., the position
of the land owner Ih.cohioh at once impossible, and
Mr. Lloyd George cleverly intends to make it so.
Tlie Hchcuni i,s robbery, naked nnd iinnnhamod."
That tlie (.hrmcolUir recognizes wlint  lie is up
flwilnof   l'e nl"n  nv I fin nt        W-itfliil-iiNM.  <<♦   WT. -.1........1
.        *•■«■■*,  •
Green the other'dny be ".ni.: "1V-, y«ii bj*uv .r)]_.i
is in front of yim? _\ bigger tn.sk than democracy
has ever yet umlcrtnlten in this land. You have
got to free the land, to free the land tluil is to this
vory linnr «..ii.e..lnil ivitb .!..> ..linlnc. nt fr..._l....-,...
Wu have got to free the land from that which is a
"   slinmo an.1 a disgraco to' this, the richest hind under the."
green or red. Th'e great" mass- of people.'are emerg^
ing from their whilom,verdancy ana now see^some-
-  - ■>...,, ..-.   -^   --.*■"<--.- -
.thing,of a more brilliant hue- It is-indeed easi-
elydiiring the summer solstice-to print''<the-s'enti-.
'.""■-.'' '* i        ' '    '.*'" --"ry-ty   . ■* *-^,..,,.
ments * of others without .investigating', jf or: themselves than to make a study of, a subject', tliat- to?
day engages-the attention" of the entire civilized
world/' '■'-:-■   " -X;;ys.x-:X- ...:
', _•    ~       ■ \" "* '■" ,
*. It would be pleasing information' to .Karl"Marx
- ■ ** n ,, ~    - < ^'
to know that he was a rich man,-as he "was com-
pelled to flee .from Germany and take refuge "in
London, where, after a life.of penury and'.'want
lie .left the earth much' .in- the same condition., as
twelve million inhabitants ^of.the. United Kingdom are in at the.present;,time?"i.e.,"starvation.
Some of the other - individuals' mentioned were'
rich men, as well as intellectual * and.."out ? of -
their own. mouths are-the critics'confounded,"
for many, both in and around Fernie, inclusive,
repeatedly state that" the worst* of .they socialist
philosophy is that, the lower order'of the working class are simply soreheads and that-but few
men of mental attainment are, found ,in their
ranks. And, now/ the jibe is that the teachers of
this' philosophy? do not know anything" about wor-'
king class,conditions. Such a remark, would-certainly be amusing to a man like Bebel, who spent
the greater part of his•,life' as. a wagon'..maker,
and is still, busy putting spokes in'the wheel of*
the German'autocracy, Singer, from a*'working tailor, built'.up a- mammoth business. ^Hyndman has
spent the greater part of a large fortune in his
chosen -profession, as literary] dispenser. ■'■ 'Way-'
land; the * editor-of "The^Appeal to Reason," "it
is true,,owns a''few houses* and lots, but'-hie".'can
scarcely be Massed asJ"rich" a!s the word is understood'today. -_ It is" really astonishing the
apathy shown -by those'- who?, comb at. the socialist
philosophy.. It" is easier' to i use-.scissors 'arid paste
than make .a personal'' investigation. - We would
suggest that that part,of Peter Collins' interview
if .the -people; at large ever-.really come to, know
what this "Socialism means,- nine-tenths bf them
would reject it with "indignation," should be followed out not only ".by ■the^-editor of the Free
Press, but likewise by a 'large"* number" of those
who, read and'accepted*'it'without further ado.
For, we'feel confident that; "they'that came to
scoff, ,woulo\ stay to;pray," because it is only
by such "an investigation, that "socialists are made,
aud none know it better-.than'tlie same Peter W.
Collins, who ' in ,,this article {does" everything .to
becloud and .besmirch; ? both,, by' half-truths , and
absolute misstatements?'  . '    '   "'.    "_. ~y
_--    e N i >
That he is resigning a "good position is probably due to the, fact "that he 'does see*"a light,'',hi
being able to put himself into a,more remunerative one'where he "can"follow, in the footsteps-of
'the-few we, have" seen in the. anti-socialist pact;
not neither do they spin." •.-._.
For the edification of;our readers we would
state-that this,.man Collins, saw the hand in the
•'distance, which would spank7him out of office:"
There being two" factions, in the I.B.E.W. and the
fliili-Collins faction growing stronger, Collins "with
a wise eye to the future" forestalled the day of
doom. Boing'a prominent member of the .'Militia
of Christ, a Catholic organization, it" was not difficult for him to choose, a 'new calling, and it is
under the auspices of this, .'organization that we
presume he is about to start?his campaign of misrepresentation, and "great'.will be the rejoicing
thereat." '    .'
To get right down to the^ bases, regardless of
what'1 Mr. Collins says, is it riot patent-to anybody
with,one eye blind and'a cataract over the other
that men who work, either with muscle or brain
havo to sell tlieir energy in order that thoy may
obtain the wherewithal to live: The-trado unions
realizing that capital is becoming inoro and moro.
organized, so in like manner must the i ordinary
craft organization expand and bo merged.into'
the industrial, body. Hence, wo have tho VMIW,
of A. embracing every individual regardless, pf
color, race, nationality, or particular department
of lnbor, joining hands so as to mako a moro powerful opposition in their fight with thoir master.,
of brend. N
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"OMrE must eongrnlulnte our esteemed  eo-tcm.
*"   on his article "Saw a Light"   but arc in
doubt ns to the color of the light, whother ft bo
npllltJ numbor of railway accidents with tho resul-
* tant loss of human lifo is becoming moro and
moro aggravated, Hardly a day paBsos without.
Homo serious collision reported in lho daily press,
whilst thero in\«, no doubt,,numerouH accidents of
lower importance involving the doaUi ol: •un-, low
or throo people, which aro of insufficient importance to give publicity to, Tho annual toll tnkon'
by the railroads, moro especially in the United
Hln Ich, h«& long illimtrntod lho inadequacy of existing laws lo prevent tbo slaughter, and no doubt
this will continue ho long as tho prosont profit «ys-
toni iH mninlaincd, Rnilwny officials admit that
the yoIlisioiiH which arc almost of daily uecurronoo
are in largo mensuro duo to the speed cm/.o which
lho rnilwny numugement in order to swell profits
nnd raise dividend., nro driven to do. Governments pnv In run kuihh annually for enrrviwi. tho
innils mid require thnt thn maili. be despatched with
tho utmoRt speed, Competition in this line of
business is keen, nud hoiieo have converted mail
trains into veritable agencies of (tenth and disaster.
In the United Sin ten, of coumo, this in more appli-
ruble, and especially more ho nl the ki.ih.oh when
tho government Is nbout to award the iimiual mail
carrying contracts. It Is, therefore, easy,to soo
thnt a fruitful cause of tho frightful dentil record
of railways in tho Htntes in found in greed for high-
t'T dividend)-. Mail contractu me tiNunlly profit-
aide to transportation eompnnioR. Competing lines
nro lhiis, it apjiwirs, engaging iu a struggle for profits and dividends, which hold nt H(?lit value human
life and safety, _.
."A"mass."meeting "of the workingmen'
of the cityVwas.-held' in'-.the..*Majestic
Theatre ou'Monday;evening, Aug?',6th,
/or the purpose bf, organizing-a Leth-
bridge branch of-the Union Isabel-League which te becoming "such 'an important-_factor in" the laDor, movement'on
)the 'A_he"rlcan''coritinent.?-?.'it ha'd^been
expected that Mayor Hatcl^would have
presided- at.:tho;':ii_eetlng°l"biit "last
minute engagement's .'.prevented ■- him
from doiiig so. t,L. Le Clair, president
of'the' National .Sanitary-,a'nd-"Label
'League, acting as-xhairman in the mayor's absence. A'. " ' ' A 'A
Durinjg ?the past two months' Mr Le
Clair"'has" been 'active in promoting'
tlie work of a Union Label League in
the city,' and has succeeded in gel-
ting the co-operation of _ tbe" business
men.,of the city' and' district:in'^ the,
undertaking., To this end he has issued a -booklet-setting forth the names
of the firms where union made goods
may be' purchased, 'and .the' union
label directory advises purchasing.all
goods from these firms'"where "possible,
'and deprecates the purchase" of gopds
from firms 'without 'the city,-' thereby
helping to build up the "city and home
industries. -A   \.    -,, .  -*;   y ■
. With the chairman on the platform
were Mr. Donohue, president ,,of .the
Montana State Federation of Labor,
and D. McNabb," president of the Lethbridge Trades and Labor'Council. In
opening, the meeting the, .chairman
went very frillyJ into the • business to"
be undertaken'by the,'Label, League
to be formed here. ,'Such'leagues*
work,to reform' and educate'tlie prisoner,, reimburse 'the state,0'teach ,the
prisoner a. trader prevent' starvation,
in-, prisoner's" family; prevent the prisoner- returnin'g .to' society*-without the
necessary'means.of a livelihood.
At _the same time they aim to abol-
ishchild labor, slums and sweatshops,
unsanitary shop questions' and contract system of prison work."
' These things are accomplished by
endeavoring always to buy the pro?
ducts of union' labor. " Union labor
demands the'-'abolishing of child and
prison labor, and; the label league
seeks 'to-study'A'ways .and ' means ;-to.
improve and encourage good home'influences for'our boys and girls; keeping before us'the "fact that all effect-"
ive work in moral training must begin
with the--boy-and -girl in character
'moulding; a prevent insanity of prison-
eri*.prevent eyilsAin ."labor market;
abolish* ;contract".*-;system -of prison
work;" abolish,., private -interests from
receivingJhe""benefit" of   prisoners'
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— T» viiif ulu-[jvi,-'vUil.. uvL- j/_L louu    oj OtC lilt'
Speaking of "prison labor the speak-,
er stated that they had.no quarrel
with the government ■ on the prison
labor question unless" that labor were,
brougb't into competition on the open
market with free labor. The solution
for prison* labor may be one of three.'
Prisoners' should work, but their" work
should be confined'to either farming,
road making or to the manufacture of
such', articles as may be/used exclusively In the erection'of public .build-
President. Donbhue'of the Montana
State Federation of. Labor .''speaking
on the.child labor question sild'that
the \ people' of "the west -might not
think mucii about that' question* as
thoy are far removed from the centres
where child labor is one 'of the ovlls
of the Boclal world today. But ho had
been brought up In tho east aiid was
almout "a .product of child labor himself, and he could not deprecatejlt too
strongly, for it strikes at tho'heart
of, the nation and at the contentment
of tho working classes. 'He was glad,
ho snld, to be able'to say that-"when
tho .constitution of the State >of Mon-
tana 'waB drafted the statesmen had
beon wIbo enough, to Insert a clduBe
stating that no ohild shall be employed In any factory- or mine undor- tlio
ngo of sixteen, But bocauBO the people of the west are far removed from
tho ovll thoy should not forgot that
It exists, and by patronizing the firms
represented In tlio lnbol directory who
handlo union mado goods they help
to ovorcome tho ovll whoro It Is bolng fltronuoiisly combnttod.
Donald t McNab also spolco briefly
pointing out tlio legislation for tho
betterment of the working classos
which has boon brought aW_ut by the
unions during tho past fow yonrs,
mentioning tlio olRht hour law and
tho CompoiiHiitlon Act ns concrete examples In tlio provlneo or Alborta. Ho
hollovoil tlmt the corporation of tlio
worldng mon In the present movomont
In always demanding union labelled
goods would bo produotlvo of much
Rood In labor clrolos In Lothbrldito
and tlmt nt tho snmo tlmo tlio bunl-
ncBB men of tlio community would
benefit In llko proportion.   .
;;? CM f ootlisiiiiS
.* ■ '-'sl-.-v;-'- -'y-fy-"& 7'-'
.- Coleman -and :Hosmer;f;c'onibluded
'their schedule"of games ili'the-tieagu'e'
series on Saturday, ^Aug/3rd^ahd?tlie
Hosmer club ^succeeded?' ln:s;capturlng
_i,'i'o,ther point," much to the surprise of
•the Coleman side,.wl.o" really, expected
to' win, .and to' whom-the -16ss"ot"^ a
point,meant so jnuch.''- In fact." their
aspirations to"'the championship-resW
"ed 'with this game/ and; the-loss of
a, point! has effectually.' crushed .i"ali
hope of topping*the League. Hosmer's'
play must be very* gratifying .to .their
supporters,-, and ait may" be'*t__at-_their
designs on the Mutz-Cup;will*be realized. ,j,' "'*""• ,*'."' ,'C-?'.''>, j:
^■' .The. championship'" of vthe',k League
for'the present seasonriow^falls'-to'.be"
decided-by the last game1 of,'the serf
ies/Mlchel and Belle'vue being the cod-
testants, ancrone^of-.thes-.clufis ?will
furnish the winners." "'-This gams,will
probably take place at Michel on Aug:'
24th.'",; '',-*'_ ,',- y ^ ^-'^
The; League table, to date A . '." L
']' P. W„"L; D. for agst. P
':'- '''Goals •    ■''■
Michel   .
Fernie; ?
Coal* Creek ,V
Hosmer ..'..10
v16 — 12 -
13 --  y
16 S ie-);
3. 15
The undecided first round tie-in, the
Fort vSteele'Cup' between Coal. Creek
and Michel will be, replayed at" Michel
today, August. 10th, this should provide a good game, as both teams are
very evenly balanced.;',      . '.'.  ■ , v
The Fernie Club 'are , .negotiating
with Coal Creek" to ' play V" friend J.'
game for'the benefit o'f'the'widow'of
the' late' Mr. Owen Joinson.- The.
date of' this game will be announced
shortly, and it is hoped that a liberal
response .will be made to-the''efforts
of the" club in this worthy object.'"
" It is pleasing to note that; the Michel
F:' Cv have"?' already 'raised tlfe"'su'mwof
$47.00 toward this "fund." This is; creditable to?the'club, "and creditable to
the,game.* '• -_-.,.'
• Hosmer were down.'to.play Colepaii
las't"Veek and\3oleman turned out" in
full ?'force. , The following were' tbe
teams.;'. , , *,."'" "„* -
1 Hosmer.—;Tilly;'.E. ,,Pai*tridge, and
Wardrbph; Rice, TdcQueeii and Balde'r-
stoiie"; ;W." Thornton, Downie, D! Thornton, Bain and"W. Partriiige. ~- ' _ A
," Coleman.—Pa{on; _Bmmersori/Fras:r
er"; Rbughead, Jackson'andM. Easton;;
Holmes,./D.^ Sidwofth, U. .Easton.
SJrutKers^R^SidwortK?, - • ''"".? 7
J. Caulfield, Coal Creek, referee. ',".'
"" Coleman.wbn'the-toss'and^play was;
immediately taken towards-.the ..home
f hiding. the"' net 5 minutes - from the
start. *" Coleman continued to press'
and A.. Easton' again had a try for
goal,.but missed'by inches.; -Hosmer
were kept;busy-defending the'goal and
Tilly was frequently' called iipori' to
Bave. '; Play was ultlmatelyytaken towards the Coleman goal? but Roughead
.proved tbo-much for the home forwards who, were pressing, and a fine
pass 7f rbm "Downie^was-ndt "takeri^aa..
varifege^of^br V W?^Thorntonr A?'-Tie*
Coleman boys C-.me^towards^tl.B home
goal? arid ^it'^cpsed^isomeV^citement
of-'mud','-.- McQueeji'knd Waijdrop^were
;conspicuous.'y","A' ^SriiliaiitXfruli"-.' liy
Pownie and Thornton* raised tbe .hopes
of.the home supporters.1 and:an.exbit-.
ing.'scrimmage^tbbk place?;_.ut-*_3astotf
cleared. ; The, baiftnever stayed; long;
'pt, Parbn*s end; and^consequently the'
honie defense found- they had ,a? tougli
propositiontohariille to keep "the, visitors out. > Rice',-jplayed--;'ai_ excellent
game'arid didjribt"givfi,Struthers and
Sidwbrthmnch shojv.;'-The'home team
seemed to gain confidence as.tho game
went on,- and a brilliant riin-'by. Downie
looked, promising, and Emmersdn'„was
forced to kick out:-,. W; Thornton had
a'fine run'and:Fraser"played"the same
game as Emmerson.-.V .Half-time *wtfs
called,- Coleman leading l~-0.'y ^ -', „
"When play, was • resumed .Coleman
continued.to press arid'Hqlilies.forced
a porner.-'but it^.was' fruitless. • j Play
was immediately trarisfewed" 'to," the
other' end and Wi Downle^fbreed _, cor
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\ aWqrhf'dt ti_e7 iriines' itf going fiill .blast • -"'
now„Tvhtcli "will'^maker a-7vast"ldltfer-';,.-. -
encei1bo.th to^thV'men an^-*also to?l,he; '•'" •
miereharits ^f .theAcity^-asVit is five?"   .*
month's jqow'sincejthe'irieri^had-any"'"A ,
moreJtbanUwelve working days?hrth_. *y.7\
lriontti. ";* Th'fs;^turn JY'ot-If. pros)jerity;   ' y
seems.to have,created-a boom in mar-   *" ,
ria'ges,'and. there-is; no"'less'than-five
members^of Local.574-joined.the bene-" /,.-
dicts'this weekr^1i.,*A-v^~'/'i"'7 yAA' *
Mike Scannori, one ;of the old-timers',??. ,  '*
passed^away last Friday afteraoon-aftv.-   *?
er a'short illness. It is "over twenty^two. ■ ?', y
years'since ?^;he  "struck Ii'ethlbrldge,;.". X.
where- he has", resided' since.'   He, was'    ';
a man of "quiet-disposition arid "was "?/
highly  respected ;byJ'all  who,'-knew , .V
blm. 7,.He leaves,a "wife a'ndtten of a
family to mourn*bis loss, to-whom we .   .
extend'^our"deepest?sympathy,. ^The . '
funeral "took place on Sunday at- three
o'clock;;_ The' ^members of '.St. - Mich-     -'
ael'and St.'-Jo_fn"Socieyt, of' which "he   "A
-'  ij
ner, but there was" nothing'doing. The waf a, ^mb"^, were in attendance,
home' boys were playing-a great game,
and the game was of, a pretty "even
nature at this /stage.' .Roughead, had
a,good try,/but Tilly saved well.' Fraser had a try, -But was -e7 little high.
Downie' was playing strong, and again
had.the measure of Fraser.*; He:forced' a corner,) but Bain shot past: ■ A
brilliant run by D...Thornton"and'Down-
ie;'looked .promising,"'.but- offside against W. Thornton1 "spoiled their chance/" The''game;was-,pretty even, and
play ^contlnued-'in 'midfield, and the
defense .dn ;b'oth\sides-\%\vere' /doing
good .work.'"Hosmer broke away and'
ma'ae for; the Coleman, goal,'.but'-Paton
was:there., - McQueen'' was,frequently'
called .upon; to?save,-.the locals, .and
did 'it well.^The ^Coleman boys seemed
to' have renewed ,,vigor;-;and .tliey ?made
numerous> raids,v on the , home';' goal,
and'^R;' Sidwort^ liad a.'goo'd"try,"but
he was,a little hlghA*11 They .continued
to "press,-but"Wardrop cleared?.'? •■* „
f \'h.'slight;accident to'Bain "caused',a
little delay../When play was fesum.
ed- Sidworl-h made a' fine run on thc
home goal)-but he shot past.- Downie
was -Hosmer's star forward andi'.cer-
tainly-kept-Emmerson and Co. pretty
ihusy.y."From* a corner" by Rice,.D.
Thornton bundled the ball and Paton
through' the goal, "and Hhis equalized
matters, a "bit?,. Play was exciting? both'
teams-trying* hard to win. <■ Coleman
boys kept Wardrop a"nd,Partridge hustling. ., • Holihes -forced a corner,- but
referee' Caulfield gaveAa "goal, kick,
and*"' thereupon ■•Roughead.i_ started -lb
scrap, and as a conscqlierice.was,ordered off. An exciting game'ended in
a'-draw—'one goal,each.   A ,'  '-7    *" "
headed. by the - City Band;  '; The. fane- #
ral service w(as" held   in  "the J) R. ,'C-  •
Church..     ',..,*,'■'        -"-..',
Af the, recent' examination held" in'
ronto Conservatory, of -Music, Mi33; I.?
the Cbrivent/School'.here 'by-, the To-,"',
.Moore j was ; a; < successful-, Candidate, *
passing'first piano\(honors).':;-.',,, 7y
. ,Ka"rl   TheodbroVitch,'?'; Internationul1-
Organizer.'left here last week'for. Dia-
mbnd ..City- and; ChlhWkAwhere they,. ,
. are reported ■ to" be1 taking • a" great nam- *
ber of.men.A'/A"'.A-fy-y "■   A A '
^ Insect bites'and stings, WisWed feet *"'
aud- sunburn!j*:These three things,"or . "'
,any one of them^may.spoil'some days    *"
of your vacation; or make/your work,
a, bore!,  Zam-Buk. is.theremedy you ,.
,need! ,,;' It   takes the "burn" out of -
thesered.-ihflamed.p'atches'.where the-
sun has'got-h'ome qn;you;lt eases bad
■ mosquito-bitesAand"'it   soothes and
heals blistered "feet and hands.'"   /     ?. •
'   In-the hot weather young babies mi_N  *
.fer greatly from heat spots and chafed-'
places.' Here, again, Zam-Duk* will'give ,
nlmost instant ease! --Mothers should '  '
always   keep   Zairi-TIiil.   handy,'   and   -*''
should use Zam-B'uk\Spap for baby's"' ■
bath.,    s>j      ?.,. •   ,  * . ■   v,-.*-■.,,_
'; For cuLs."' burn's, arid more serious -
"skin.diseases,' such*as eczema," blood-" -7,
poisoning",,etc.'. and for piles, Ham-Bulf -.,
is absolutely.-'wllUout-an  cquab   All "•
drn_.gft.ts i-iVd-dores 5'Jc;.bo__ or Zam- '
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A reliable Frenchi regulator;never falls.' These ,"
pills arfe exceedingly-powerful in regulating the
generative portion of % female system."- Refuse .
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I have In my possession a proscription
(or nervous debility,, lack of ..vitroi',
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and iamo baolc, brousht on by excona-
oh, unnatural drains, or tlio folllos ut
youth, that has cured so many worn
and nervous mon right In tholr own
homos—without any additional holp or
modlclno—that I think ovdi-y man who
wIbIios to regain his manly powor nnd
virility, quickly and qulotly, Hliould
havo a oopy. So I havo doturmtn«id to
sond a oopy. So I havo dotormtnod to
plmrgo, In a plain, ordinary soalod enve
lopo to any man who will wrlto mo for
'This proscription comos from a physician who has mado a'.ipoolal study of
mon and I am convinced It is tho ,ur-
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doflolont manhood and vlaror falluro
ovor put together.   '
I think lowo It to my follow man to
send thorn a copy In confldoneo so that
any man any whoro. who Is woalc and
dlsoourntrod with ropoatod falluros
may stop flr_.fffl.lnir hlmsolf with harm-'
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Central location, close to
, Football grounds and
Tennis Court
When in Coleman give us
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Good assortment of candles
and fancy boxes
can bo cured by tlio groat fruit kidnoy
and llvcr^rejncdy,
Umnttort, Onl., Aug. 1.1, 1011
Your medlclno, Fig Pllli, hoi worked wonders for mo. Tho rhoumntlc
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AUG. 1 Oth to 1 7th, 1 91 2
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Do not lot tlio erass grow undor
your foot wlillo wo supply Lawn'
Mowom, Sickles, Grass Shears
and UakcB.
Do not lot tlio Krass dlo for
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'-     ., A?,IrB, Jenkins, from' MichelFwas' visit
.  \ iiig; heir'daughter,' Mrs? McLean,.last
- y. week.'-* 7 ~\ '<''"-,'''".-   AA    * **' ' ' *
y Miss';,LizziejMcCeai'i arrived from
*■ ~     Hosmer to take up a''situation-here"
A '-■ .in.the Corbin Boarding;House/,.*- •;
A . We"'hear tliat Mrs.7n. Allan has sold
ryA out1 to-Mr. Jack'joli'nsbni'of Corbin.
?'," \ •■, Good luck to, you," Jack.     *->   -;' •, -'?
AA" /Mrs. Fred.Allain'was^visiting Fernie
• .*" last'week.": - v . ~ Ay   '      ' " ,
. y , 'The annual picnic of .the Presbyter-
..." "  lan -Sunday. School  look place herV
'   7 1,aaY Wednesday to, the* Cold Springs.
•  .Mr. White"has to -be thanked "for tak-r
'  ." lng the parents aiid .children down by
.'special train'.'   .Thanks are also due
',  ■ to Mr.'Haine and^all the' itind friends
r ■ •   'who  supplied 'the' 'children's  wants.
^Everybody; reported having' ^ a/' good
■' ', ..time. ■'-' .."{' . V";   . y - ''"    ' y •
K-X.  ',   MJ- Corbin.* alBo MrA Roberts,:' from
..-     .Spokane, were visiting here last week,
. .looking after'tlie interests; of ttie Big
'.-;;., Showing, AA AA/ '7 ** vS-->    ..
'" ;>"--,The yP.-'P^ 'F.fboys-,spent:.an''en-
.■■ A joyable,evening last week, fish'fand
A > .pWPBi. and'-^ice 'cream .-baing-. on the
y\X 1Pe?^ ^d^aiid everybody:"did.,justice1"
"' • .   ty l/e!.S£ilne- ,* -Thanks' to-Mr." Jackson,'
■ ! ,. also Mr.*R.<stewart,',Avho:hacl1.the ar-i
^:' ,o*angenients jn hand? '7: s* A *" - 7 ',"
A- '"'^Joe.Cruiel.s and, family;,.toolt.'in'the
."i/^show'at Fernie,,.also' Tom Barclay'?
,. i*., Sorryto^s^Tom'is either lost.Tstolerf'
■2^ Jpr.stray'ed.'^s so far he' ha's failed'^to
<-- *'put in an'appearance'in"',Corbln. Poor
■ ■   ' Tom! ■- •" '.- - , i   '-• .*">'   * " ' u
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\, i.   , Mrs. Johnson's sister is-a 'visitor to
_    - Corbin from Cranbrook?  ". -.'  , ,-,■    -;
7   ■ ,; \BomtoMr and Mrs?/Jack Cruicks,!.
T1    baby -boy.,'Mother-and child doing
",  ._vwell. ' See how-he smile's!   A 7.
{ AA 1?ld, anybody'see^Billie on-the war-
''   7 path on Sunday? ' 'He'reports'.captur-
;   , , ing a.few scalps (kegs, f mean)?   But
.*;;:..   never.,agalri." Poor Billie looked seedy
„    -.on Monday."    VA      "', -    .    "■* *,
';;:/"; -Tlie mines are working pretty steady
■"•■ '.i-ty.present.-. 'A'--    •     ' ••        ,'    •
'the;track iarid his .partner-had a" pry
under the .bumper,- lifting.^ - Jos.>'ent
*to. put - a block -''under' whe^i" the ' pry
slipped and the car-caught his finger
on-the rail? .... ■ S. , '' ' 7 y- v.. .
VGeorge Reddel has started'.work at
the Royal Hotel as night-man.' ,.
A Ttie Towtf; Council of Taber, have
submitted a'-by-law^to raise' fbur\hou-
.sand.-i dollars for" a? municipal, hospital.
'Also 'one "for' thirty-five ;hu'9^red-.dollars for park improvement,'and' one
for three thousand' for plant sidewalks
They, are also calling for tenders for
cement sidewalks. "Jn our opinion.' the
money could "be," better. spent on extension of the water-system,, oxcep|t
that'for, the"hospital,!'which is badly
needed. "The , other improvements
should be'left over until the town could
better finance them.' .-Itls Strang? to
say .that there is no money "for water
extensions, but plenty'for.cement side:
.walks. But then all .r.hW land sharks
have -water-in" their' houses -nnd" the
miners,can drink theirs but of'a barrel
N?uf sed! '^ ;_ -' ,;■ ?',""' 'y- ' - ' .
'Taber Local, So_lali&t•Party'o^C■■tn•■
ada,. meets on-Sunday^, Aug. lith, in
tl e'Miners''Hall it 3'p.m. ,~    '.
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^'"ter'in Taber district this"montt_?> The
v ^'big niihe"is livening up a little, and-the
"management expects tjiat'by the-^.'d'l
- .die of ,the;month-they-wlll be runii'.i.i
•a couple of hundred tons per1 day. The
,    men now employed'could .handle th.it
'** ar ount pretty easy, -{sof\ is • to '-r...
yhored that too.many miners will nol
:  .r.-*h into' the field and overcrowd 'ho
,    mines.  - Quite a numberof old hands
\   are drifting this waynow.''   ' •-'--,
: -    Ralph Chambers has restarted iri the
mino after a couple of months on the
C P. R, surface gang. , '   ,y-
, ,   Walter ^Harwod got a "start "on "the
first'of. the month,,,, He had been
.;  working in the brickyard at Redcllffe.
, Dill Black and Bill Forsyth havo'-got
• a start at the Eureka Mlno, brushing.'
, .Thoy sny It Ib a protty fair'proposition.
'^hoy woro both-turned' down at tho
. .Canada ,Wost.  ; ,    '?
.    Walter^ Coombs; surface bosB at tho
bg mlno, has roturnod"' from   a   two
weeks' vacation- bringing "with lilin.a
wlfo.     Mrs. Coombs 'waB,- formoriv
' MIbb ■ Fox,- and taught In tho publlo
■school horo.      ; . ■  ' ',    -
A. B. Cook, captain of tlio famous
"'Tabor Cooks," also took unto him-
self a wlfo on Saturday- last.
, Vlco-Probldont'Jonos is ln Tabor qii'-
business this wool: In connection with
a dispute ovor wagos at tho Canada
Wost, .* •■   -
Wostlako's book store will soon'bo
movod to Its now building on.Ho.iffh
Stvoot. Now is the tlmo to buy good
llU.ra.uro cheap, as thoy nro having
a salo, •     „ 7    '   •   /r
Tho Tabor Trading Co havo fluishid
their nild-Biimmor salo, •   , •
Harding BroB, aro excavating, for a
■rew building on tho 'slto cf tholr old
fitoru, which was burned down, somo
wcrlts ago.
The Tnhor CroscontB havo won tho
•Southern Albortn. champlnslilp and tho
Ur-owory Cup In n sories of gnmos wllh
Warner. The first gamo, played at
Tabor, ended In favor of tho homo
team by a scoro of seven to six. rnc
game though fnst wob not a good ox-
hlblllon, as both t«an.s had soveral
•orrors chalked up to them. Tho ro-
cond gnmo In Warner wont In favor
jf Hint tonm, scoro, flvo—ono. Tho
third and deciding gnmo was playod
todny In Lothbridgo. ' Tlio locnl team
had a special cnr.nttnchod to tho noon
, v . t-      •■••■.viMij/wMil.u     4/h
tho town hnnd, nnd n l-nrrc TMrnbrr of
-oltlKons, • At tlrvie of welting tho nows
Is thnt Tabor won, by a scoro of nlno
lo eight.    *''
As baseball Is about ovor for tho son.
non, footbnll Is stnrfl»i(j'i-in, v»«j%vi
was to piny In Tabor on Thursday, but
eallod tho gnmo, off today, Ornssy
Lnko plays ,horo noxt w^jk.
Harvest tlmo is comlim on pretty
fust. Tho fnrmcrs nro gottlng tholr
binders rosdy and throshlns mnthlno
mon aro having their outfits overhauled. Several farmers have Boon in
town cnanlrlng for holp. Cro,*)' pro*,
ports In gereral are looking good. A
fow haye failures.
Jos Bell had the misfortune to lose
n flngor tlio other day.   A car got o'ff
.,',, The International Church are hording their annual .picnic today' (Wednesday) on the picnic grounds on Star
Creek,-and'a, large' number -took; ad-'
vantage .of .the fine weather to'have a'
day's outings. ■' °     .       .      y    ' -
1. The death occurred here on Friday
last of. John B? "Alexander, of Belgium,-
after-a lingering illness. * The' funeral, took;, place 'from .'.his ' residence.
He leaves' a wife"and two children,to'
inourn their loss.. -    .'■ "•      ' '\
Messrs"'Ralph", and John Maddison
were visitors' in Coleman on Tuesday,-
returning to' their .home" In Hillcrest
by the 'nine "o'clock train, y''..   •
Mr.-.T. W.'.Mille'y^w.as'-a-visitor to
Fernie .'on ^Friday last, Returning , 'on
Sunday night/ .?He'reports everything
going, fine around the.mining^town.'
J Mrs. George^Morgan and' Mrs. John
Derbyshire haye gone tb their, home in
,"the ,old land,on a visit.;'' We wish
them a-very .pleasant'voyage.*.7 • ' '
_-. .Contractor Disiney .is. rushing'.the
'work,on .the new school addition, so,
■a-s-to-have-irteaTly^for"T;he 'opening,
September" 1st., ° '''"/',' ^ S '*,"
' Mrs. Charles- Dunlop' gave _ a - whist
party "on Tuesday night in- honor of
Miss-Ritchie, 'of Taber, and* a very
enjoyabfe evening was spent Art music
^ The football match played here last
^aturday between Hosmer and~Michel
proved to be a pobr-jexhlbitlon of the
Aame.<„. Although both sides worked'
Jhroughout in a jumbled up sort of fashion, it ended in a draw, Michel there-
•j<y forfeiting her chances of'wlnnlng
he, league. , (Some "mistake ' here;
'Michel stllj in the running)'..-
- The annual fishing c'ompetitfon held
^ the Michel and District Anglers'
Association is to take'place at Patter-"
^on's Ranch, Elk River, on Sunday,
Jugust 18th, when it is hoped to^see
£1J members compete. , The following
^•e some of the'rules .which wlll'gov-
rn.    .Four hours will be'the "time al?
JWed for  fl8hIng;.i>o-member' can
<sh within twenty feet of another one;
^heaviest catch to"'take the .prize;
Wl throut will be allowed.   * Members
J*no Intend competing are requested
^ give their names into the secretary.
-^Thepony race between Minton's'and
«orge Fisher's ponies, wliichlw'as tq
^vebeen run at Coleman on the, Slat
?'July, did not come off owing to
isher.'s-mare going lame.-        "    -
yCrlB-Maurep won the prize for bowl--
£g at ten pin's with*a score" of "215,
<ad.,Charles Fuchs von.the.'prlW at
70-pins with a.score of 44.o''    -'*-'".*
' 4.Mra. Frank Campbell Vand' famMy
Jave  to-morrow,' Skturday,'  3rd," tor
joshnlnster to join -"Mr." Campbell, at
■'nich. place they will run a bowfiiiw-
"buse.       , ,
^Mr. Thomas Crahan, ,who*"- has al-
g,^ys played1 .the part" of . the -"Good
Jimaritan- is now giving many tho'
Measure of their first "automobile ride.
•3 they'enjpy it?-*',Look,'at
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The erection "of-the Odd* Fellow's
Wl in .New.Michel is going on fast
bi, WlU be- Soon' completed. ' A grand
yi is to be, given in it when that-dav
\ Hcob, which is looked forward to by
Charles', Weigart, - better ■ known" 'as
J»ntch Charlie," of the?Elk'River, ar-
inl-d 'ba*Ck here" JfrWay'lMt from-Ger-
wlgiy,' where, he,has-?been- paving a"
• «t to his,sister-whom he has .not
■en for the last'28 yeans.       .'    '  '
Mrs., Joyce and family arrived 'back
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- Pierre del vlble 11 e la pas certalne-
ment fait' longue aux Canada, II est
arrlver le;lundl et reparlls Io samodl,'
"On no .devrals Jamais Vololginor qu'
and on est sur,lo point de se marlor."
'. Nous.avons un nouveau.camarado
dans,,1a;porsonrie do Vandrloske Flor?'
Ian do Gllly qui est arrlvor Id dernloro-
ment, nous,lul souhaltoris le Blonve-
nue.. ..' - , ",'''._ .-\.
. ,Notro Camarado Joan BaptlBtj Alexandre de Coloman, est decide lo same-'
dl 4 aout a C heures -V6 du solr. Son
entorjjomont -ou^ lieu lo Iundl a 4 hou.
ros -ot doml 11 oto ago do 53 ans ot
InlBO uno veuve a la clmrgo do sons
flls Kmllo.
A La Camarado Baptloto avals com-
monco a travalllor a la mlno n 1'age do
10 ans ori BolgTguo—ot'oto vonu nu
Canada 11-y-a 3 ans, Ses funoralllo
ont otalt ordinaire lo cortogo s'ost for-
mor a la maison mortualro ot c'ost.mls
on marcho jusqual'Bgliso Protostanto
011 un sorvlco ou lieu ot do in Jus-
quau clmotloro—nouB avons rbmarqu.
or dans lo cortogo los enmnrndos.
Armnnd DoBOnfans, Camlllo .Canot,
Hoctor Servals, Chnrlos Thlry ot d'au.
tres do Blairmoro, Iob mombros ,iu
commlttoo do l'Union Local U. M, W.
A, do Coloman otalt a lours posto,
Aux olmottorolb compagnon Jules
Lavonno'do Blairmoro iirononcns q(iol-
quos pnr'oloB d'ndlou commo suit.
Mos Amis jo sals comblon il sornls
fntllo' ot vain d'oftsoyor do iinlnttiror
ou d'ndouclr pnr dos parolos, las sou-
francos quo lo (.opart do notre Camaj
rndo Jonn Baptisto Alexandre cause
a sa fommo a sos onfunts a s«s nmls
oPn touto la'clnsso ouvriora,
Mals pulsquo lo dostln a voiilus que
nous soyons tous Id minis comme uno
gnviiilo fnnilllo pour n'pporior nos ros-
poct a colui qui hiore oncoro otalt des
uvuv, vviiMUM ruoi do profJtor do
I'ffWAJwj ^uf iiyM*, uuua u'ovona les
quo devoirs quo lious, nous devons les
uns-nux-nutivs quo c«t occasion nous
fmirnlso uno lecon do nou8 almor los
nns-les.nutr«R ot lo rospoct a la lib-
wnlv   M   \A>-t«<v._«lii_i   tl   i,<_   JK.IIM.B   lie
chacun, ot «||-y«on ost qui on doterteri
ot hnls lo dofun pendant sa vlo.
sor moi
osporor. qu'a lnvonlr coula
rompllrons leurs dornlor devoir quo
l'an dolt a tout otro, ot co devoir est,
"r.d respect nur morts" i*t, Wwr
mal c^nciuro on dlsant.. Cnmnrado
Joan-TtflittlH.o Alovindro au nora tic
votra compagno, au nom do vos Enfant*, aux nom do vos amis ot do tout
les Oelgos onfln aux nom de la classo
ouvrloro Jo to dlt au-roxolr ot repose
«j Pal*. *
thre last week from England*where
lavf llave.b.een'visiting friends and re-
• Uons for some months.-. r    '.A''
Smoke Is'seen arising'from the No.
■ boiler stacks once more. ' It i's not,
^vevor, as some imagined' for the
b£poao of opening No.'s mine again,
Ink,,     s-upply pow<3r for the boxcar
.lu^der., ■ '      v ?'•        - ,
*oo Morris, better known as'"Gans,"
nit Jack Rlchords'.i left on Tuesday
Wit's passengor fbV-Wales, oh a visit
peJ!!!1"768" ^ to«Slne we hear Joo
^fjdllng it over there.   -    '    '
Messrs. McNeil and. Martin Intend
' antng an office in Michel in the near
beSSh,ng ln ",G -TOk'tMB year Is the
, Hseen for some yoars and many are
cn^ good catches. . '
■general Manager Wilson, of tho coal
*ipany, wns In town 'Tuesday' look-
lu<J ovor the mines.',
an iT' ArmBtr.°nK- real estate ngent,
old roBldont of Now Michel, paid a
it horo? Tuosday and renewed old
oloJ!1! DJnIaLaB81' 4»>o onco gonial nilx-
8lst of tho Groat Northern Hotel,
c -i secured work again with,, tho cofl'
npany.    \y0 are gldd to learn this,
toV?u8ho",d b0 80rr*y to >oobo him nl-
ouJ"iiMonda>r' wh,l8t 'oWowln'g his oc
"atlon as a minor, Thomas Baybutt
t with an acoldejit in No. 3 mlno.
Jlls pulling down conl a largo ploce
AWiMUm on the log,' breaking It
*vo tlio ankle.    Tlio Injured man
att! 1 ?"C0 t,lkon t0 th0 ,,0BPltnl n»d
ni^ndod to by Dr. Woldon.
to * ? 0!0oUon for ft chockwclghriinn
ta tako tho placo pf Frank Campbell,
T .os Place on Satiirday.rtlio 10th Inst,
Will. no,B,noo» nro Wm, Wlldo, Alf.
Hal. „' Q^orBO »odd<»Bton nnd
""n'y Grogory.
4 wr w!; L718',Ti S' Tl A,6xn,,dor
Tin. . "mot ')nB8(l'1 throuirli town
ThA" fty from l,,c PliUhond Country.
jjy romi flalilnnr np thorn "gront."
tlio ,'    Tm IIft,»Pton, proprietor of
u bowling alloy, lmB 0no of thoso
co your picture while yon wnlt"
ronr    C9'     H wni on,y C09t' VO" M
ta to hnvo your plcturo' tnkon.' Clot
t'lnJ    ?et yo"r fnot wm-tho wator'i
llnrroiMi  fi . "
No n „''-•"""' >"tUi»i »oi King in
mt*J^n-?« ™ «**>** **•*•
tho . ?  .".°m,ay ,no,'»1"^    Ho wfl« in
net of lotting down a car with tho
mptlntjr whon somo wny or other the
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'Alf Sharp has.lkt for his^ranch.,at
Cull Lake? Sask. '- " .' ' C^
• Harry has jumped again. He has"
gone exploring:1': The, next time-he
comes around he is going to relate his
experiences in book'form, entitled: "In
a Box Car Bound West." « .
The Coleman boys took the game
very much to heart when they played'
the locals. They were another bunch
that thought. Hosmer were easy. They
have another think coming, • ' Don't
count your chickens till once they are
hatched.     ,       y:
Born' to Mr and Mrs. Salt, of Hosmer,* twin sons,. Mother and sons
keeping well.'   y ' ■-.. -   ,
' One of the boys'got quite a surprise
when he opened his locker at the mine
and found that a family had taken ,ui>
their abode inside.,, If he- had found
the party that let them in there would
have-been something .doing."', ' \
( We are all hewers of wood'and carriers of water* to a certain extent, but
oneardent wooer'around thecamp-ls
very partial whom he does'the wood-
chopping . for. May'the good work
never'cease. ? ''.-'.
, Raymond \ Bell'-7 and Co.- began
their dramatic entertainment In town
on Monday)night,.'when there was a
very- appreciative/audience,1 and' all"
were well satisfied'with the evening's
entertainment.     Sy
Some ot the boys ?went, fishing 011
Sunday,,but they did not bring'back
any fishy stories, this time they produced,the goods; A* ', ','
Mr.'ChasrAnthony has left for Calgary, .where he seeks to better him-'
self.    ' r   '..*'       y
Mr and.Mrs. Edmonds fire at present
on a visit to.Mr and Mrs: Musgrove."
Something exciting; come along aiid
boost for the Scrubs?- YoAdon't need
to bring your purse." . '    A
- J. W. Wilkinson, 'President of the
B. C. Federation of Labor, "and Western; Organizer" for the Trades and La^
bor Congres of Canada, will speak in
Hosmer on Sunday, afternoon, .Aug. 11.
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left this, i week to fish the tiirbulant'
waters of-the North Fork in quest of
the-speckled-beauties!. Ave hope to
see- the boys* return" with, a large
^V*.1? the. North Fork gets the'
name of being the best fishing ground
in' the surrounding district?
"?Sir?'"L." C. Stevens was 'tbe' Burmis
representative at: th'e Southern Alberta-'Pass'League "meeting held in
the Blairmore Hotel,. Blairmore.. The
protest made by, Burmls" against Lille
on-the, game: that, was replayed at
Frank on the 20th lilt.,' came up before the meeting, but owing to some
df the delegates from othor teams falling to turn up the" meeting was postponed. ' _ "" - ^ >
' Messrs. E. T. Fitzsimmons-and L.
Stevens were business visitors to Lelh
bridge thia week.
Mrs.. M. Daye^ was visiting with
friends'in Coleman this week.
Mr. H. Tonks was taken III this
week,with a slight attack of pneumonia, arid we hope that he will have
a speedy recovery, '
TJack Dooley, one of the old timers of
the Pass,..blew into town this/week
from the Yellowhead Pass and was'
shaking hands with old acquaintances.
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Mr. Dayle Davidson Is now occupying the house lately vacated by Mr?
Levi Parker.    ,    ,-- '    !
■ Mr. ,W. J. Scott; 'of Bruce County,
Ont., is visiting, his" son, .Walter, for a
few days.
Mr. Eugene "Sch'unrr, of Barnett'and
Lang's staff, at Bellevue, has now said
good-bye to his friends and gone1 to
Calgary to, take up^ a* similar position.
Master Willie Cousens went through'
a slight', operation at the Bellevue
Hospital for tonsllitus and other throat
troubles^on'Wednesday lasjt.. The
operation- was" performed by Doctor
Mackenzie, assisted by Doctor Bell, of
Passburg.   -''.,* -        _,
Miss Annie Stubbs, of the Bellevue
Post Office, .has.been away for the"
past-week or .spy spending "her vacation. .,' She returned home on Wednesday- night and"was1 back' at the old
stand as cheerful ■ and courteous
eyeiyThursday morning?     "'.    ' ■
Miss Margaret and Gladys Robertson, of Fernie, are visiting in Bellevue,
A large contingent of Creekites took ■ ^6 guests,^f Ml" Ruble Erwln.   -.
in the circus at Fernie'on Au__iiat in a    ' The Rev* Robert* Irwln is visiting his
relatives before,taking up hls.'appomt-
ment-at North Forks? " ' ''
The little 3-year-old son of, Andrew
Mackle died on Thursday, 'August 1,
of summer complaint.' Interment,took
Place at Hlilcrest Cemetery. ' ' *
' Thostork.,vislted the home 'of. Mr
and Mrs. James Cousens on Friday
morning, August- 2,, and left a daugh-
ter.     Mother and child doing well'.
There .was nn Italian laborer slightly
hurt on Thursday morning while un^'
loading a car of lumber, Vl
A Slavonian motorman was hurt on
Fernie'on August 2nd,
and all who .visited it speak highly of
the affair?and, wish it to come, again.
- TN- mines.were idle up here on
Tuesday owing' to shortage of box
cars.   .,'•*'"
'■ Owing to the fan being stopped 'n
No. 5 on Wednesday morning shift, the.
men' had to return home. However,
things t were made right'for'the afternoon shift, . .
A big cave-In . occurred In No. 0
on Friday, the 2nd inst., causing-tho
mine to lay'off,on Saturday.'
J. -Williamson,.an- old-timer'of this
camp, landed ibadk on Tuesday from
the. Old Country.
.Mrs., Dlifsdale and' Mrs. Harry
Murray' wore the guests of Mr and
Mrs. J. Busholl on Tuesday. '
. Mrs.'Jaoli Dixon arrived in camp
fromWlngates, co, Durham, England,
on Tuesday night to tako up her homo
amongst ub. Jack has , been quite
busy lately iflxlng up tho homo. We
bid you welcome. '■    ~   ,
Jack Cartmell, E, Bradhurst nnd
Walter Birkott havo gono oh a tour
of tho camps in tho Pass. Oh, will
yo ne'er como back again?
A Correotlon.—Tho eagles .roforrod
to in last wook's notos measured nearly SIX feot from tip to tip, not two
foot, as roportod,
Tho, stork paid a vlalt to camp again
last wook-ond, loavlng a„flno daugh-
t«r to Mr and Mrs. R, Johnstono, on
Friday, Aug. 2nd,
Ho must havo sinyed OY0rnlg.1t, for
on Saturday, Aug. 3rd, a flno daughtor
was,loft to Mr nnd Mrs. 13. Bonthnm.
All doing woll,
Whilst J. Gnsli, a tracklayor In No.
1 South, was following his occupation
on Sunday last ho had tho mlsfortuno
to Uo struck on tho faco by a flsh-plato,
which necessitated ntlontlon, from Dr
• Joe Niecolatth", of ■ .Blairmore, was
calling on friends in town this week, '
TomBe'dick got hurt in the mine this
week by'getting jammed between two
Alf Young left town on- sJuday
nitht for' Passburg, where he has gone
to work.      .'.   " y    .
Rev. R. J. irwln," of Fishburn,'wAs
In town on Saturday.
The local police gathered In a drunk
on Thursday night.    "    '
It is talked dt aroundv.own that the
School Board have decided .to have
only two teachers on the school staff
next year, instead of three.,'   " , ,
A-carof the very best-potatoes arrived in town'on Wednesday m"orn!ng
•billed to A. I. Blala, so that every, one
will be able to" be supplied now by
him.       . '   " , 1
, Mr..R. Seryille, of Cranbrook, late
of the 41, Meat Market shop here, was
in town last week on his way east on
a, trip. ,   -
Mr and Mrs. Shouldice, of Carman-
gay, were registered 'at the Sanator-
ium lastl'week-endr'   ,''■    ''
Blairmore Board,of Trade and Council have got excited over', the fact that
A. McCloud says that the proposed
Keystone Cement plant -If located
sp near the brewery as on tha* ground
purchased, the dust will.get l'n.c the
beer, and-Blairmore is so anx'Ioi-3 to
have (in fact, it must have) clean bee'*
that lt has almost run as large au'in-
duslriafinstitution out of town a? will'
employ a few hundred men.   ',
.Mr. R. L. Norman and Rev. E. Naisel.
of Pinrher Creek,' motored' th.ou«jhf
tov*.n on'Saturday last!     '•    -
The Baptist Church of ' Blairmore
held its anniversary last Sunday, Rev.
Thomson, of Fernie,-was'the > special
preacher for the occasion.
A, large' number .of. people from all
.parts of Southern Alberta gathered at
the Sanatorium on,''Friday.-Saturday
and Sunday of last week.' They were
mostly travellers,to attend the"convention. On Friday night and Saturday
night a ball was .given. ;Oiv Saturday
afternoon the-tennis .courts were to
Additional Camp News on Pago 4
l- . '•'■ ■ '' S- £
Any Correspondence '■ t
: received later jkdriy\
Mon Thursday, wiliy\
^beheld oyer,until*the
J-following- week: y
CAN'T ,GET SOLDIERS   ,A-      ' "■■■ "
ue openea, "UutTflie downfall of rahi"
HALIFAX,  N.  S., Aug. 6.—In  the '
first program for, the reception of H."
R. H. the Duke of Connaught a grand
r«vie>y of the troops was planned on '
the second day of the visit. .   This '
has now been abandoned because of
the difficulty of getting,.men in the
militia to leave their employment
,% ,y.     leg_acy TO POPE,
ROME. Aug. 5.—The local- newspapers say, the pope.will receive a legacy ',
or a million*, marks $2?R8,000) from the
Hubert Fischer of Cologne.
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fort ROt b<jyond contro' ■"■•I the
I0,^tnnto won „-.. , ,    ,
Uio ""   ^•""ti^f   *rt:t(t,....
the !?.PS f,ftr nnd mculWiPoit, with
'^rntoil and his loft log .broKon.
A---:wolghrnan horo for considerable
,ny. and family left for tho ronnt
bonwun I Thoy lnton(I ri">»«-'K »
JMIng house nt Westminster, nr,
'^lls Ludhrook   urt.   «»   «..._..»._.
thoL,    broth0r' *h<>-»>»« been up
(h^/O'-.-^JItUotlme. . Wo hope
ho may find condltlont betwr
,a|> they aro hero at prononf.
Tlio Ilurmls mlno operations are bo-
Klniilng 19 nHHiimo lliolr old tlmo as-
pod. Tho mines tu*0 now working
thrco shifts, nnd mnny moro mr»n ne.
ooing smried to provldo for tho: In-
«.<VM«».ti tijiiuugu roipnrod, and with tho
bulldog operations that aro going on
nt pK-n.nt, tho town certainly looks
n hlvo of Industry. This is tho bo-
ginning of n now ora, und whon opera-
u_.ii« tfjiunii-nco on Hit- now siToonlng
plant nt tho mlno, biiHless will lili In-
cronsed and lho qtmlltj\of coal export-
cd will bo away ahond of thb avorago
of the Pass.
Mr. 8. D. Peacock, of l-othbrldgo,
rpprr-NenMrifl- th* MJlfnr Morae. UarU-
ware Company wao In town this wook
lfrnklnff tip bii9lnccfl.
Slcssrs, H. K. Rlddlo and B. T.
Flttslmons attended tho danco e!r*n
by tho Comraerclnl Trav«Harf» Association In the 8sns.or.um Hotel
YtrnV, on the *nd. '
PfiifrrM iinrtlA* nt nnfcmt aUiiWi'*
Thursday night, just after Btartlng on
the olovon o'clock shift, he had his
arm brokon, which left a misty wound.
It will bo somo time, before he will
bo able to work again. '
Thoro aro quite a number of men bo-
lng hired here every day. , Tlio tlpplo
is working double shift, and tlio tlpplo
boss from Llllo is In charge of tho'ox-
tia shift.
Mr. Ralph Madison, of Portland,
Oregon, is on a visit to his brothor
William. Ho Intends staying a fow
Mr. Robert Levitt wont to North
Forks on Saturday on a fishing trip.
Mr. Adam Lorlmor, of HUlcrost, was
tho preacher at tho Bollovuo Motho-
dlst Church on Sundny laBt ln tho absence of tho Rov. Irwln.
Tho two mon who boxod In the So-
clallst Hnll, July 27th. have signed up
for anothor bout on Labor Day, thoy
nro Louis,Brltano, of San Francisco,
and Froddlo Bonlo, of Quoboo,
Tho Bellovuo Hnnd Is expoctlng
somo now Instruments In tho noar fu-
Thoro was a slight stabbing aecldont
on Monday, A boy, playing wltn a
><"lfo, stabbed a Utile girl In tho
"i'oi.Ht. Tho doctor drcBHod tho
wound nnd reports that she will bo
nil light ngnln In a day or two.
Tho llollovuo 'Hand wont to the
Hooky Mountain Sanatorium on Bun-
day hint and gnvo n sacrod contort jto
the largo crowd who worn thorf. Tho
bnnd boyn nil roport n good tlmo. Thoy
roturnod homo by tho local nt night.
Pn'd Ptulgott arrived bnck lu rnmn
on Monday night,
A Wo have the largest and most up-to-date".
Hardware and Furniture Stock
in the Pass.  , Everything in
Stoves and Ranges
Granite & Enamelware
Carpets and Rugs
Plumbipg and Heating!     Special' Attention to Mai! Orders
Crow's Nest Pass Hardware Co., Limited
Phone 7     FRANK,"Alta.    P.O.BoX90
Dealer In
Dry Goods,   Boots & Shoes
Men's Furnishings
Groceries, Fruits,Flour  &  Feed
Hardware, Tinware Etc.
Best  Goods   at  Lowest   Prices
T. fl. Hurries, lntornnth.11.1l Board
ir, .  1 .     ■• .
 »   *"•• «••« •»**» '»i»v,*a .it-111 lt,\.
Iiik to sol tie a dlsputo In Maplo Lent
Mlno, but ho struck a brick wnl) nnd
It Is up to C. 8tubbsrblstrlct I'rosld-
cut. now.
There arc somo mine owners look-
liiK for Rood minors. » Sow. bom,
..ike your thnncos,    _
T^ mlnom Pollro Vint*, jinrmtn,
and Mapl(* Umt sro working ov«ry <l«y.
Passburg I^ral Union fs wHl orsan-
iitiii, as arc Also Maple Leaf and mir-
PflMbunr. 11 ■««», ,ft m.> VttJ-(
Let us know your ivants.
All Orders  Receive Our  Careful
uCdutluu-H. on (Mnr* 4>
Grand Union Hotel
COLEMAN, Alta. „
Best of Accommodation
Wc cater to thc workingman's trade
P. A. CLAIR ..; Proprietor
i- -. -j^i
stopped that.     On Sunday a banquet \
-was held 'that was* largely "atte'nded'A *
the Macieod Orchestra -and- Bellevue '■
Band gave the music, and a large number left on that night's train for the;"
east.-      " '"-    .    '
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Mr. J. Love, ot Blairmore,-has'the
position of car checker in' the C.-P.R.  "
yards here in place of Mr. Kjdd,
, The many "friends of Prank Wejr
in town and elsewhere will bi-sorry *,
to hear that Mrs. Wejr is seriously ill.* '-•'
She got a strain last Saturday and on'
Wednesday morning had'to''be taken
to the hospital. ■
W. Carruthers,- Dave Steene, George '
Xicol and S. Chesnoy,, all of Pocohon-
tas. arrived in, town on Wednesday
nlghtB train. .They are visiting old,
friends hefa on their,way to North
Fork, where they are going fishing,
,ThoIr old' friends' here give them a
hearty welcome back..
Mr. Pred Raynor and' Miss M. Turner, MivStlgler and Mrs. Reed, of the
Union Hotel, were out picking raspberries at the foot of the,mountain
oh Tuesday and report a big catch. .; *
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4,    '""       ally located
H. A. WILKES," -Proprietor
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One of the
C. J. ECKSTORM      Prop.
Lethbridge, Alta;
A Flash of
Is  just  as   likely'"to  strike'
, s   the house  of the uninsured
' man as that of his more prudent neighbor.     No building'
is ' immune. - -    *
Better HiavtB~
Us Insure
you and have    a , lightning
clause attached to the policy.
Then you needn't worry every
.  time there is a thunderstorm..
f .... v      By John M. Work
" In- George Cram Cook's novel, "The'
Chasm," 'a. certain ,revolutionist'' re.
proaches" the heroine with maintain-
ing and'profiting-by the established
order.   .- •  ' , ■
She protests that she does nothing
to maintain   the   established order—
'and the apt reply comes b'ack:\   J.
" "To do nothing is to maintain "the
established order." ,.
Truer word was never 'fepoken.    (,
"To do nothing is to? maintain the
established'-order." ,-_:,-'.  y,   .   ,,
.The active opponent of Socialism is
not its only enemy.   '.» t,   -
He,who believes?in- Socialism, but
does no active work toward "securing
it, is also an enemy of Socialism.
By his Indifference he helps to
maintain the existing order.
Poverty, destitution, overwork; lack
of work," starvation," child labor, prostitution, strikes, lockouts, injunctions,
military oppression, insanity, suicide,
crime, drunkenness, graft, preventable accidents to life and limb, adul-
' teration, disease, premature .'death,
mental and moral, stagnation—all
these flourish because of-his indifference.    - '    i,"\        "S-
He is a criminal, guilty of all these
villainous crimes.
Are you a hustling Socialist?
Or are you a criminal?        - -
the advertisement, of/a aulck'trip,
across the'Atlantic.-?",--If"they had-nbt.
been made^ mad ,by: tills, thought -they
would at-leasi,have/remembered their
"shlpAvith its cost of $8,000,000. But
in their' money-madness - they forgot
not only .their passengers;. but their
own ship. ,Yet, if the manager.of_the
company,had been .sailing-the.*;ship
for,the government, without thought
of profit,' he would have thought of the
passengers, the crew, tlie ship an'l the
icebergs. And if the trusts were
owned by the government, the men iri
charge of them'would' think-of the,
workers, when .they fixed wages and
of the consumers when'they fixed the
prices of finished products.—Social-
Democrat.        A,   ' A   i ' .
waiting .forjrliiinber. for*7th€b;pa8tbiwo'
months.:-. ,-SfS . '• yX?-^.Xyy7
7 ,br.' Bell -Isjbun^
Mr: and "»frs'.*jTKom_ion;(irom?;EIlf;o,'.
ing friends in "Passburg.;-^" ~yyyjiS.
2 ■Mr.;B.'C.*'Rober'tson,'of Bermuda;- is
visiting." Mr""and Mrs. ? Hopecand \his
familyyJ''*.'!^A." ^S':Syy^yy'
- There * haver been^. someT^carpenters'
tools missing out" of the tool box? They
belonged .to;Mr." Montreal.';!""A.'J 'A
'" Mr?. T. G.,' Harries' and ".'Mr. Frank
Ramage (District '11)"went tb^Beaver
.Creek organizing.       . •?" ''■'• .S^-.-. 'y
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utmost 'tb-jiplift^ humanl.tyJto.a';higher.
plane in life^.'Artonot bediBconraged,
boj^. OrS"^!^.?^^duckt.ft oufselv-v
ea to light'{b^aui»T%r'vcoft"itlo^
ln;a deplorable state just-ium/y. yy
>**"Thanking y^ii,for pistTfavors,'A?A,{
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"i'\,"' ■••-" .^'INITIATION FEE
V-    ... vj
Sole Agent for Fernie
In no country social * war between
the upper and lower classes is being
waged with more" persistence and bitterness to-day than in England, so
writes an English correspondent.   ,   -
One single example will show how
radically wrong are the present conditions in England where all the land is
owned by a mere handful of people.
The Manor of Huddersfleld. was sold
by the Crown to a certain "William
Ramsden, ancestor of the present owner, in 1599, for $4875.
The town of Huddersfieid to-day has
a population of ' 110,005,- and every
inch; of the soil upon which it stands
is owned by J. P. Ramsden, Who in
the form of ground rent levies, upon
it a yearly 'tribute 'soAregulated that
fsy e_y~UJttll7^v>Gujiail.-c_,.iu_viiiiU—l-mj d-iw
him an .average tax of $8. -,"•."
The municipal-budget last year-was
174,425 pounds', so that the landowner's tax is actually $27,875 in excess
of the sum* demanded for. municipal
services. '" "  -       ' .,'"
It is this unequal burden that" makes
the murmuring of the masses.—Cal-;
Cigar Store
Wholesale, and Retail
Barber Shop
Shoe Shine
Billiards and Pool
Coffee and Sandwich
Hardwood Buttermilk
Victoria Avonuo
r__rtf.iB,i..o.      rnoned4
Under Socialism there will be no
people living in fetid dens.and fetid
rags, and bringing up unhealthy, hunger-pinched children In tho midst of
Impossible nnd absolutely repulsive
surroundings. The security .of society will not depend, as Undoes now,
on tho stnto of the weathor. If a
frost comes wo shall not havo a hundred thousand men out of work, tramping about the streets in a state of
disgusted misery, or whining to'their
neighbors for alms, or crowding round
tho doors of loathsome shelters .to.try
and socuro a hunch of broad, and a
night's unclean lodging. Each member of the society .will share in tho
general prosperity and happiness of
tho society, and If a frost-comes no
ono will practlcaliy be anything tho
worse—Wlldo (Tho Soul of Mnn,)
Tho statistical doopnrtmont of the
French govornmontglvoB for 1010 tlio
number of bona fldo trades union
mombors as 003,300, Tho numbor of
labor boursoB (local federations of unions) was, 1-H, composod of 2187 unions with a membership of 557,476.
Tho flonontl Foilorntlon of I.abor of
Franco -embraced ln the month of Sop-
tombor, 1010, throo national unions
and flfty-sovon federated unions, com-
poiiod ot 3012 local unions and a total
membership of 355,000. Somo of tho
unions pay Btrlko, out-of-work, sick
and old-ago pension bonoflts.
.We are  just' in  receipt of notice
from the paper, houses of- a pronounc.
ed  advance  in  the  price  of paper.
The reason given' is that the labor
cost of production has been Increased,
because, of .'a rise In wages.    . It Is
now up to? the printing'establishments
to advance tbe price of their product
in corresponding ratio, and thus pass
the increased labor cost -on*.to* the
consumer, of printed matter?.' * If .this,
consumer-happens to be va; business
man or- concern, they, in turn must
pass it along to their customers.   The
ultimate consumer of.the necessaries
of life,- will,' iri the last analysis, be
called upon' to foot the' bill.   As the
workers,, the" real wealth   producers,
constitute  the vast majority of the
consumers, '.the increased labor' cost
of production, owing „to the rise in
wages referred to, will be made good-
chiefly from' the pockets of the members,of the working class.     Once the
vicious circle, of advancing prices has'
been completed, the relative positions
occupied by the working class and the
master class resumes the status existing before\the rise'in wages occurred.-
It'-has merely been, another case'of
"Pass 'it along to dear old Dad," and
"Dear' old Dad" is the working class,
ir_,-tl_i8 instance. -
' '.That this Vicious "circle of prices has
been' travelled repeatedly during the
last decade in the case,of everything
entering into living expenses, is
known ttto .every, one.      One' .thing,
_li/\wm.Qi._a_^!c^^r,ffAn__ovArlftQk/-*rl nnri
"that is that tho advance in the prices
of all other commodities is more marked than the advance in«wages—the
price of the commodity, labor.power.
Even with the so-called high wages
of-today, the average' workingman
finds .It more difficult to- keep even
with the game than he did. some years
ago, when the money wage wob less
than at present.
In comparing the living conditions
of the workers during low wage and
high wage periods, little difference Is
Shown. , Whether the wage, ns • expressed In money, be high or. low, Its
purchasing power^.in either case amounts to about the same thing, that ls
merely enough, to keep tho worker and
his famil_*iin workable condition. Even
then the wages of the husband and
fnth'eV require to be supplemented by
wage of wife or chlldron, or both1, ln
ordor to kefep even with the world.
It is a' pencil of a condition, espoc.
liilly iii view of tlio fact that this Is
an age of tho most prolific wealth production tho world haB ever known '
Lot ub persist In trotting around
this vicious clrclo of prlcos with'renewed zeal It Is such n satisfying
solution of nothing. And. thon it doos
not ovortnx our brain power. In fnct
If wc were not fit subjects for tho
homo of feoblo-mlndo(l,.wo would long
slnco havo discovered tho folly of It..
■Western Clarion.
.Passburg, Altu., August 1',-.11U2.
To the Editor, District Ledger?', ■ ,[
Dear Sir,-—1^ desire to point out-tc
the public of. this great country what
the miners in District No. 1&' have to
contend .'with "as regards .wages. It
stems that we have a contract covering a period,three and a half years,
and lri that contract it states specifically:".;" '■ ■  ' .        * A' A  '?_, ■
"AVl_eri a miner's-working place becomes; deficient, owing'do any abnbri
mal conditions, preventing' him from
earning the minimum wages of - three
dollars per shift the ■ company, shall
pay him a sufficient amount to secure
him the said -minimum; providing' he
has'done a fair days' work."
Today 'we are up against a proposition that, the'.above .clause- contains
more technicalities   than ' even . tne
dreamers - of 'law-making, individuals
ever conceived of, and It does not matter cwhat camp you may' visit where
disputes are in existence?-1«. applies to
e\ery camp* throughout District 18. *.
On the'30th of-July,1'1!)12, I ha'l'a-n
Inteiv lew .with   the   management * of
MacIe.Leaf.collierie's'wUh reference -o
a   (Iispute',arising through  a   miner
failing to make three dollars   a   day.
the riiner, claiming three dollars a "day
Or .lie place1 was a dfLcient orio.
. The . manager   requested   me   to
bring-the miner to his'office, to en;
able ( himyb" convince - me that' the*
miner was lazy, and that he would not
work.      The- request  was   compiled
with, 'and-in..company with the local"
secre^vy We met th* manager. ?_. wns
asked whether.1 was a conscientious
man.-"'I gave.him to understand that
I myself, demanded nothing only what
was1 just and right.     The manager,
started to {try and, prove tousvthat'
An onvlronmont of money makes
thoM whom lt surrounds forgot men.
Tho, Titanic was not raced through
icebergs to hor doom because her
owners woro Indifferent to the loss
of human llfo. Tho Titanic was
raced to her doom Wnuio her owners
forgot human life. Thoy thought only
of tho money that would como from
Passburg Notes
(Continued from' page 0
have any single boys aftor. a whllo.
The majority of our boys woro down
to Lothbridgo looking for partners.
Thoy sure must havo found somo, becauso when thoy got back they wore
all smiling, Hal bat ha! Qood luck
for somo beauties.
Mr, Androw Bomanehlk Is one of tho
fortunate onos, who, I bollevo, will
soon havo a wedding In tbe Slovak
Hall. The wedding will bo held on
Monday, August 10th, 1011, Coys and
girls, get ready; get your partners.
Carpenters In Passburg aro having
a good'holiday as they have been kept
♦ i
uvtjiy, i-eeu
and Sale Stables
First clsss Hersst for isle.
Buys Horses en Commliler.
George Barton    Phone 76
jbess rues - more oomiort
Il you'll miOi&omo of our poiisqnpus or sticky fly-
papor you will Iwvo lea., flu.8 iirbund tho Iiouho    .
tiff 1 w-it'-i nnmtrwt     T?l.no   nvr*  tint  oi.lv  fl   nrnnt
Riinnyanco but they spread, disease of all kinds,
Join tho'eiiuuido agltiinst thw annoying inseot by   .
keeping your houso absolutely free from them,
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Bleasdeirs Drug Store
dbuos Aitn stmemxt   „ pebhib, b.o.
this, man - is' lazy,' and~!_i_ showed-me"
his books. After examining his books
I came to the'conclusion that 7 this
miner in? dispute had earned exactly
the. same amount as the others 'had
and I'gave the management to understand that his, statement was not correct.     He said: "Go, d;  you; go
to H !"■ And-in'return I asked
this manager whether lt was possible,
for us to discuss this dispute with
civility and .intelligently. However
it did not take.me.very long before I
was convinced that h<».waB not In possession of any of these qualities; evidently. This will' prove . that. the
miner was working -under abnonri. 1'
conditions. . ' . '
. Maple Leaf Coal Company's statement of account for this miner In quos-,
tlon for the month of June is: Worked five days,', total earnings, $16,15,
less $4.70, total ?1UG—?8._G shortage,
For the month of- July, worked 11 days
(ono..day company work, at $3.30),
total earnings, $39.40, loss $8.40 supplies; total, $31.00—shortage, $2.30.
Whon this controversy was going
on," the manager, James Findlay/was
cursing and blaspheming and stating
that my purpose waB only a "Holdup."
Anyhow, aftor Mr. FIndlay had do-
cided not to bo tile this' dispute, agreeing that It should lid arbitrated upon,
wo agreed on lho sumo, aftor giving
us to undorstand that tlto men wbo aro
working In tlto plnco now woro earning good wiigoB. - That this statement
Is not truo It neod only bo said that
the miners who'wero working last
in that place camo Into the company's
offlco whllo we woro thoro and I asked thorn a numbor of quostlons regarding this placo In dispute, whether thoy
had complained to FIndlay that this
man wob lossy, and they said It was a
big lio and that the miner workod like
a horso. nut thoy Midi "Look,at
this statement; Worked 10 days, totnl
onrnlngs $37.00; avorago of loss tnan
$1.08 por dny." After' Mr, Flnfllay
telling mo those very men wero, aver*
aging $4.00 per dny. Although this
Is only a concise report regarding Mr.
Flndlay's treatment of tho officers
of this district, I cannot see whore the
workors owe any measure of their
Ideals to theso irjon, - In every crimp
tho mine workers aro fighting, tenaciously and in my.opinion.are tho
caiet stock of tho.race, una uowevur
.'.:_;-.1 ilt; .\oflwn _..' (lixitiii ,i..*_--i.ui;<.i
workingmen may appear . to reach,
higher and further the fact alto remains that It is the workers' who must
bo tho body of ovory social movement.
U.V-.-_>«-. h I* tiiti lntj_»-tm._ oi ko*.*. «m**
mass action alone that can mako pro*
gross possible. , The progress of tbo
workors is class conclousneis, and the
progress of the world Is social eon*
sdeniloimiesB. These are, In my opinion the mWnilng polnfa Irt *M pr-e-
*.nt state of things.
In fippofltlnp to thft mln«»u'nrV»r« of
this district aud over/ other district
te endeiivor to maintain a closer and
a ck-arer understanding in our ow»
ranks, l have experienced tbat. the
Local Offers te tho'rarto«« canst*
throuirhout thr> Atntrtet aiw .loin* tbeir*
''y-r -Bankhead,- Alta., "July, 29, 19,12
To.the Editor,1 BistVict-Lfedger?,., V'
(ADearf Sir and/Brother,—A 'subject'
of interest to'all'mineworkers li'as "arisen through a circularJssued'from? the
District Office,"stat.ng-that a^dlspensa-
tion has been granted' to. this "district
by. President White of the International .Villon, whereby."members are, to.be
admitted for $2.50 for tlie months of
August, September and October. Fol-
lowingthls is an appeal to non-unionists of Blairmore Mine,'by the "President and secretary of that local, In
your issue of* J*ulyv27tli.' „y , >,
Now, Mr. Editor, It is for all,'men
who have the interests.of the, union
and the welfare of their fellow * workers" at heart, to find out me reason
for this apathy,' and, "seeming^indifference" of tlie men in our ranks.
Of course m,any    things".:can. be
brought forward but, to my mind, this
one of initiation fees is the most-serious.     Our Constitutions decree, that
$10.00 shall be'charged for initiation,
fee, and $5.00? for a man earning' less
than $2.50. per day, which means that
$10 Is .-the "rule, on authority of _ our
wa'ge scales.,■.,■„„,,., "A;,    -* - " , ."■  \
? Now,- in-my. humble opinion, sir, the",
fee is top high", and.is the principal
source'of keeping'so many'men from
jolnlng'and re-joining our ranks, and
it could'reasonably'be reduced to half
in each instance; $5.00 and $2.50.   .'--
,\ Viewed fromi a point of. economy,
the only'.party to, lose ls the local union, and regarding, the-policy of the
locals getting money'   through :. that
source, I do not see where jt has been
any. benefit..:   On tbe other.hand,-1
can see where it has been detrimental,
for when locals"have had a good harvest ■ of fees,.' some willi scheme has
been promoted*to use it,, resulting in
additional expense to^-the Local and
sowing discontent amongst the members, and from* that point we can well
afford to reduce the fee, and where
any needs of an urgent character.,* are
to'be met,\, such, as funerals, etc., no
difficulty jn .overcoming tliem will be
experienced.,- As for the closed shop
k ,can never be attained for us by
high ; initiation! fees".-?   Our  trade'..of
mining* is made up of every trade me?i-
tionable,- arid I might say "unmentlon-
able."' '• The machine is-gradually^dis-
Fernie-Fort Steele
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Bottled Gooeis a Specialty
. - ..,'  ' DENTI8T'-X''):''A.'-Ar'
Office:'Henderson Block. Fernie, B.C.
Houra: 8.30to 1; 2,to 5.,    "
:'' - Residence: 21, Victoria Avenue.   _
%ym&s&?s&7^ <^0^y^y',m
r' - A'A-- *~: yy.yy-<* :■ V'4 *4 f4*
*r, -yyy yy-'y^y^yy. j* ■'^yyyyiiy^'{-
Rate? $2.00 and lip hs1
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Barristers & Solicitors, Notaries, &c.
' '     Offices: Eckstein Building,   ,
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Fernie, B.C. \    '.
F. C.Lawe      ;,    .
,   Alex.
, '. LAWE &
- -<*V:1' Fernio,
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;  , L.    Hi   PUTNAM
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Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public, ete.
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placing those who are skilled; putting
us all;on.the,market as .laborers,-and
with these conditions prevailing, and
the, -unemployed- problem,.becoming
more acute, we need not hope'to keep
a? closed Bhop on hign initiation fees.
. Taking the workers viewpoint,*-from
tho way some of tliem are driven from
job to.job it is hard enough to even
pay dues, and'when they get out, of
benefits, as some are apt to do, owing to the various Jobs .they have to
take, they are reluctant ln re-joining,
through   circumstances, mainly, -not
through' choice  altogether. '':■ *He- recalls thoso $10.00 fees, arid.as he looks
at his children^   shoes,.. etc,   arid
countsAhe cost to move them to his
new' place where they can live toge-
thqr,   hla   present, need , overcomos
those, of the,.future, and'he drifts
along shamefaced ,and Isolated, hardening to tho circumstance as time g'oeB
on..    A few there are who aro Indifferent to all on treaties, .neither sensible logic nor sentimental appeals
have' any, effect on them.. -. They remain tlie same wobbly baoked piece
of jolly, and onlyyuo consolation re?
mains, they evidently die, which seems
to  bo  tho ..only  dispensation which
meets  tholr neod.   History  Is  very
plain as to tholr origin, for the only
two porsons.answorlng to their parent*
ago being"tlie Impenitont   thief   arid
Judas Iscariot, so treat them.accordingly, and lot us hopo ln tho next generation or so,that tholr, species and Its
traits,will bo completely absorbed by
tho noblor olemeiit.     In the meantime wo must strive for tho bottor
welfaro of all, and whero wo find un-
duo prosBuro, to endoavor, If posslblo,
to looson tho strings,
I -bollovo, sir, thero has been undue
prossuro, nud It has brought with It
tho need of this dispensation. And
coming as it does.right aftor tho
spondlng of many thousands of dollars amongst tlio membership of thli
district, it suro' loavo* a bad taste.
And, sir, tho shame of it rests with
thoso of us who nro active workers
If wo do not feel round for a romody,
1 trust wo will learn a lesson In tbo
coming throe mouths that will benefit
ub In tho futuro, as I would rathor tho
dispensation contlnuod Indefinitely
than to go back to $10,00, and,I any
(his aa a local soorotary, not ab a'
sorehead,  Lot ub strive,to put   our
y^tij-ku  iiLitj witf iii.v-iiituiUUfM  oiiiuii,
ua UjiiI Is lit* uovrvv _>f Mr £Jjt_._j'I3j
In times llko wo have Just passed
through, and also team to be tem^r-
nto with what, accumulates in uar
Inrnlir. «ot lo n«« It In wain that, breed
dlssontlon In our ranks, and bang
debts like a mlllstono about tho necks
of It* mombers.
Thanking you for apace, I am,
Yours truly and fraternally,
Sec, I_«cal
. WORKMAN—Owing to preasuro ot
■pace your-letter held over until nett
woe*. h
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Manufacturers oi? and Deal-
and Dressed Lumber,
Send us your orders
Theifew and
Up-to-date Hotel
Every person.likes to bo comfortable Wo havo the latest
design of steam,heating apparatus in every room. Our menu
Is tho bost. We guarantoo satisfaction. Two blocks from C.
P, H. Dopot, Old and new- faces
New Michel, B. C.
P. Zorratti - Prop.
Hotel Michel
Michel, B.C.
Lighted with Tungsten Limps"*
'    Ostermoor tyattresi.i
Clean Linen
Pure Food
Rates. ,, $2.60 per day
W. L. F0ISY' -  Manager
,      H <?t and;* Cold ?Water   n
j'.;.? ?1 >;Ejectric^i.lghbdAA7?^
-•'?   -^   Stearri\He_iied?'-.AA;'AX?.
*.* A ?: 'Phono'?'inteWry'"iroom.^'-''v'!'
,-ry.J.-f    Sample Rooms bn^^Malri'?"?
"' .7." ,?A" -. Business ,'StrVet';-. y:'^
V? S-S Mr"''-•'•-* A'_ A ^y;
;  Meal Tickets, $7.00  ;
Special Rates by the week and?
the month and.to Theatrical par-,
ties." Try our;?^.,.' j, '_' _ •'-..'.-■7....
Special Sunday'
Thevfinest of?,Wines,  Liquors
, and Cigars served by competent -
and obliging wine clerks.
-    i
Bar Unexcelled
All White Help
1 I v. i *     " l
s Everything  ,.
.  Up-to-date"
Call-in and..
see lis once«
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Bar supplied .with the  best Wines.
-'     Liquors'and Cigars
Large Airy Rooms &
Good Board
Ross & Mackay E!»
Nowhere In tha Pass can be
found in such a display, of
We have the beat money
oan buy of Beef, Perk, Mutton, Veal, Poultry, Butter,
Bggs, Pish, "Imperator Hams
and Bacon" Lard,. Bauiagsi,
< Welnara and ttauer Kraut,
Calgary Cattle Co,
Phona SS
How's This ?
W# «f«r On* llmulr*d Dtllin R*wirt tm t«f
e_N of OttirrS Itut tuuci t* ttn*4 by lUll'g
Oitmb C«r^ ^ fnw<VHY A rrtii T(tMlli n
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NAT, ItAKK OF c<Qy_*<'&
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AUuitt wp« 1&».JM »*» »*»!!.» wtM** <a
t»i« ma*_ run/ mis r« mtttfttim.
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CliomUt, Hox ,0 HOB, Ntlion. H. a
QharKft*',—aald. flllvtir, Loud or Copp«r,
ft ft-ieh. Onld-flllyer, or HllTftr«i_ea<t,
-.Hiv., i'-ncti)- to. auttit .ii_\.t-«', *_&.__,
eamsnt, Vlnelay analyi«« on apptlcA* ,
tlon. The laraeit custom asiay offiu*
tn Br tsh Columbia.
Mimben of th* Victoria Real
EataU _&-LuUaun(0
Writ* tu f«r InlornutUon ibont
hmn aud intrMtminU in victoria
P.O. Box 000
Oor. Fort and QUdr* Batr«t_r .
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Merits of
"You're always welcome here
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^Clean- Rooms, Best of
A   Food arid every;/?
?.* '\;i *.   attentionf;., -.."•', -
'^cx6^:7gbamaphoNes;:"; .'
-:,A Hundreds ;.of "latest'!Records,"
A Violins,- -Guitars,*   Accordeon's, -
^ Sheet Music, etc., etc;,      y ■
A- -PAYMENT   PLAN;, .'   -
New Michel
,*  To bu ti ,1'uda; ktori .vlastnj__-'a""op-
ei-uju industriii, poyie "uam?naS .stary
.. ,i>.
L. E. McDonald
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THOS. DUNCAN A-Passburg:
Express and. delivery Wagons'a
-.'-..   ,. Speciality        "„
Wholesale ^Liquor Dealer
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes
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-,.-, Gents' Furnishings. J
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Aerent, Fernie   Branch
Pellatt    Ave. ;'Nortli
'♦ ♦?'♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
.. delivered    tp   all
parts of the' town
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8anders A-Verhaest Brothers.
.   ,'     Proprietors
W.aJ; tale
sro. T
Moiila that tasto like
mothor used to cook
Best in the Pass
William Evans, Proprietor
Hair Dressing
Pool -,;' ■;'.   y
Tobaccos V
Bpwling Alley
-Na§ stary politickylfcriater'-saJale
my!.."-    ' '   ■   -    ""*:-,_    -,,„>;_; y "   , ,;
, -<Kapltalisti, su;.ti Co' vlastnia*'industriii; ale Co. sa tyk'a .tej' operaci'e, ve:
denia, to je celkom ina historia?'' V ?'■■
y Je .spravne,, alebo je-Vpravda? -2e
mnhoimalikapitalisti'-y-edu Industrie,
ktore oni vlastnia;-Co' Je, __e s'u"a__tivrie
spojeni s riaditel'stvom' tychto in'dus-"
trii. -_..''      ; y   -, --v *.. y v
Av§ak( tychto matych kapltalistov.
netreba tak brat' do povahy, lebo ich
produkt obna§a len 17.8 per-cent ceie-
ho narodneho produktu. ' ■? - "
* Vel'kr.kapitalisti, ktorych'kohcen-
tracia Cinl \82.2' per cent celeho'nW
dneho4poduktu neoperuju ich vlastne
Industrie.        "} ■      "    A    -
Ako to moie byt'?
_. Vel'ky kapltalist je zainteressbvany
v tucet alebo i viae Industril.""': On je
jednym z majitel'ovi ocel'oveho trustu,
2elezniCneho, , parolodneho, lihel'neho,
gummoveho^atd'., v jednom a "torn is-
torn. Case. \' Zajtra (moiSno preda z
Jeho ocel'oveho trustu alebo 1 cely nau-
Jem'a stane sa parfnero'm J. D.' Rockefeller, "staiiuc -,sa Celnom tohoto zdro-
ja bohatstva', y, Standard Oil Co? ' -
_ On Ba nenauCil niC z tohoto olejove-
ho prie_nyslu?-'a predsa sa stane v par
hodinach Celenom ohroraueho podielu.
Nie, kap'italistl nevedu Industrie.'
..L'udia, ktorl aktiyne beru'uCast' v
industriach'tejto zeme. su najmuti l'udia." .-'j .'..-. y y' ■'
(Sami kapitalisti strovla svoj'Cas, ne-
priroazenym "zivotom; Sportuju, ce'stu--
Ju, gambluju a;krkolomne Spekuluju s
majetkom, na ittory sa druhi dnA .
■1 Induistrie stavaju'pri gamblovani, a'
l'udia, <2eny a deti ktori pracuju v tychto dielnach,;nemaly by'tiezeiiiadnej
ceny bez ich prace.;   l             . :
A my, ktore-snie sadzanipri tomto-
gamblerstve, * sa menujeme svrchovan-
yni narodom.-r-svobddni l'udia—neod-
visli!   '      '.'*'•' .'      '
Je demoralisovanie, presvedCovat',
2e yojensky vycvik, ufienie mladHtov,
aby verili,, 2e len ten je dobry patriot
ktory striel'a.;-- Militarism 1 ma dva
"tricky":"Jeden'je poZiauavka liamor?
ni<;tva a yel'kych a riakladnych lodi, k
udrCan.u vraj.iiokoja'. a~druha je zase
vraj zamcr k.rozvinutlnu' patrloitismu,
Mlnuly rok bol podany navrh' v sen-
tigiano; il: parUtd^lpito,sul*'viso'.;hat
finalmente reagito?coirespulflipne.'*"
l/^* ;.?.ofi.pagnIe 'del' partitol non" he
sara molto disturbata, perche quest!
uomlni non hanno.alcun -seguitoVn^le
.file de^ proletariato;.,;sonoT.?generaU
senza sbldati; sono deputati.'chV:iielle
prossime ele'zloni per ritenereil'.-loro.
collegio dovrahn'o fare appelio'agli ele;
menti della media' borghesia.^e-.non
del- proletariato "e dbvrahho'fpar'" lare
il  linguaggib della? collabdrazione'di
classe ainzicche il linguaggio ,d4lla lotta "diclas'seA "B*'fo'rse' dalla sponda
borghese, do'uomini'.intelligenti ed at-
tlvi quali sono,-potranno lottare per
portare alia  classe  lavoratrlce "certi
immediati Vantaggi'.'.'Formeranrio. sul
precedente della Prancia, quello strano
gruppo politico dei radieali socialist! l'
quali meglio" s "dovrebbero  chiamare
radieali ex soclallsti!
, Ihtanto questo episodio nella storia
del-partito dovrebbe lnsegnare qualche cosa ai socialistHtalianl. '/I leaders tengono insufficient! contattl colla
grande massa degli operai inscritti   ul
partito, vivono come ln una atmosfera
separata edlcendo di parlare e dl a-
glre per conto del proletariato parla-
no ed agiscono per conto loro.    E' la
dlscipllna di partito che fa miserevol-
mente dlfetto in Italia come in nessun
altro partito socialista del mondo?
E* la massa .socialista che invece di
controllare i subt rappresentantl si
distntercssa del loro atti,-estatica soltanto Innanzl alle loro brlllanti quali-
ta di oratbri o dl.scienziati. Le cose
sarebbero *en diverse se nel gruppo
"parlamentare .vi - fossero operai del
branclolln percentuale maggiore e
sop'ratutto se nel partito fosse usatadl
phi,; quella pratlca'educatr'ice-che si
chiama-'referendum.'-:' • > ; '-'. -
, Nel partito'socialista d'AmerJca e di
Germania il referendum tra le-sezionl
e usato anche per letpiu piccole'question! e cio, "olti-e a tenere in educativb
esercizio-le. file degli inscritti;" da** a
queste 11 piu completb controllo sopra
i leaders e-sopra-le'direttive.    "
Per questa volta -pero' espellendb al-
cuni leaders il partitb^in Italia, monos-
tante i; subi. dife'tti d'organizzazione,
ha saputo tene'rsi''sulla' grande strada-
del socialismo ihterhazionale.
, y Cette' Jievre perin'anehte,? d'acquerir
toujours toujours plus qui les mine les
etoile disparaltrait' pour toujour^.lis
recteviendralent desThomines "normaux
physiologiqiiemeiit et. evolueraient mo
raiement.; ^.Hs' redevien'draient -des es-
prlts sains":dans .des ■ corps, sains? A" *.
Le'secret'de'leu'r guerison est la, et
non dans les recherches devla science
medlcale.—L'Union? Des Travallleurs:,:
' LONDON. Aug.,3.--A .dispatch to'a
news agency from" Constantinople says
that' the' Turkish government has ap-'
pointed'a mission to; discuss peace,
between Turkey and Italy- and that it
meet s'- the, Italian delegates, at Lausanne. Switzerland.'. .According to
statement published'this morning by
the Daily Express the seizure of
'Iripoli.b'y Italy was due to"Italy getting wind of German. negotiations at
Constantinople to ' acquire rights in'
Tripoli by purchase which wbuld.be
tantamount to giving Germany,actual
possession of the country,    '
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Quain Electric Ca^ftE
Electrical;, Eiigiheers?
Electrical Supplies & Fixtures
'■& Vacum
Electric -
Telephone and
Power Line-    .
NEW YORK, Aug. 5.—Four hundred
girls, members of the Dressmakers'
Union, .employed at" a Brooklyn factory, are oi} strike today against the
use of profanity'by the foreman and.
other male /.employees of the shop.'
The strikers hjape to bring about a
series of walkouts in other factories
to enforce the demand 'for a rule that
foremen aud others be instructed "that
no profanity .or abusive'language-shall
be used in the workrooms at any time.
Head Office
Cranbrook,: B.C.
»', \       Branches
Fernie & Medicine Hat;
rop In
Liquor Co.
Wholesale Doalors in
Wines ,
Mail Orders receive
prompt attention
"ale'Sp, Statov ' s^'tymto ohlavenlm:
"Navrh k posmel'oyaniu''cvifienia sa
puSkou, tak aby bol povzbudeny v ob-
eftnoch a mladeZi vSpoj. Stafbcfr patriotism.'^ Ako obratne! Ak lstlve!
Ak chytre! •" Satan,.prldi a sober toho
malo' svetla. , "Mladlcl maju byt' evident zbranou, aby boU'dobrl.'patrloti."
"Patriotism spofiva'v.gullach a pi*a-
chu!" "Byf dobrym Araerlknnom,
musliS byt' pohotove zabit',eioveka, 21-
Jiicoho pod Inym'prnporom!" "K mi-
lovaniu tvojej vlastl, ty musls dokazat*
io b'udes bit' na druhe zeme.". "Bltle
sa, je Jedlny.dokaz patrlotlsmu!"
- "Ked, Cloyek vie zastrellt,' je dobrym obCanbra!" "S mnohyml Btroj-
caml je ?.em zachratiena!"
Toto su tl faloSnl pokrytci,, ktorl
hucltaju a natlskaju prach a olovo, k
zabezpeCenlu mieru. Kaiu a ueia
najvaefilemu poklesku.
VojenBltost' nezachranl zom. Patriotism nema Co v spojeni olova a
praehu hradat.'. Vojacl pblcoja za-
bezpeSuju pokoj zemo dozalsta nspon
tol"ko, ako- vojacl' vojny. "Pokoj"
ma vlacbj vlt'azstvl, neill vojny.
" La Fernie' succ'ursale della Tiie
Canadian Bank of Commerce <_ pronta
ad emettere' spedaliVaglia del Banco
di Napoli I quali sbnb garantiti dal governo itallano e vengono pagati a qua-
Islasl ufflcio. postale o alle principal!
banche-d'ltalia.   -,'v -  - \     ■*
1    t
.1 Vaglla sono emessi dietro ncliiest'a
senza rltardp e costituiscono il, mezzo
piu sicuro per sped'ire il danaro in Ita-
ll.a" ?,P!C^ ft^f1^011?. adbperati  larga-
mente' per? ■cni_eflt_oAscoDoAinz\!__m..u
List of Locals District 18
■ -* *
,«U. NAME 8EC. and P, 0, ADDRE88
20 nnnklioad  1", Whoatley, Bnnkliond, Alta,   ■  ,      .    "   •
481 Beaver Creek  P, Oaugliton, Beaver Crcok, vu Plnoher
-S1 Ilollnviio '. ,T nnrVo *r.«*HMtlin( rrrnV, Alt-".,'
S163 Blairmoro  W. h. Evan*,-Mile, Attn,'
!Mi> tlurmls j. Mntsdall, Passburg, AUa.
3227 Carbondalo ,. J. Lonaborrjr, Carbondalo, Coloman, AUa.
13S7 Canraore ,  N. D. Tliao hiik, Canmore, Alia.
tm Coloman w. Oraham, Coleman, AUa,
2877 Corbln..,..    0. J... Lnff«rtr. CnrMn T\ P
13K6 Chinook Mines .,,. P, Kelly, Diamond City, Alia.
2178 Diamond City Albert Zak, Diamond City, Ulhbrld__e.
23H Fernie ,. Thos. Uphill. Pernio, B, C.'
12(18 Frank ...Jas. Kennedy, Frank, Alt*.
1407.. Ifoimer W. Balderatone, Hpsmer, K C,
1058 Hillcrest ,. J. o. Jones, Hlllereit, Alta. *
571 UthbrldKd I_. Moore,   604, 8lv.tw.ntb 8t, North .\et__brldgc.
J189 lethbridge Collieries Frank-Diirlngbam, sec, via., Klpp, Alta.
1232 UIU ,. .\V. U Uvans. Lille, Frank, AUa
1129 Maple Leaf , J. Magdall, Pataborf, Alta.
1334 Michel M. Parrell, Mlehal, B, C.
II Monarch Mine 8. Moorcroft. Monarch Mine, Taber, Alta.
t852 Passbnrf J. Maifdall, Pasiburjf, AUa.   <
tm Ilojal Vl«w , Thoa. », FI aier. Royal Colllertst, Uthbridie, Alf
t9S9 TUlcr..... A. TatUwao u, Taber, Alta,
l« Taber,,... ,., jaa. WW ton, Taber. AUa,
II trust del vetro dello Stato Virginia, soguo rosetnplo doll'lnfame "Homo,
stako Mining Company" dol South Da-
koto, col costrlngore gll operal a fir-
mare un contratto col qunlo sl obbll-
gano dl nou metiers! In nessuna orga-
nlszaslono op.oralu,
Slamo nella classlca terra tlulla "Ll*
borta." Cosl nlraono cl roninno.talunl.
Mn dov'o, dl grasla, quosta "Llborta"7
grant! itallanl iri'tutto il mondo. - Par-
ticolarl plu^dettagliatl circa i suddetti
Vagiia vengono diiti dalla Fernie suc-
cursale della Thb Canadian Bank of
Commerce'o_da qualsiasi consile'italiano, y ,,    ,*-?.   . .'
?,The industrial'situation In Englana
is-giving rise to some,unusually plain
speaking- by priminent iuen. . Tlie
fact-that there was'shown to be a large
increase in profits in British commerce
in. 1911 among leading firms, notwithstanding the transportation strikes;
that not in years has .commerce enjoyed such a large volume of business;
that recent'railroad'.dividends were
large and satisfactory;-that the cbal
operators are reported to have cleared
.$1,000,000 profit.from enhanced strike
prices—all this, .taken, in connection
with the"great"-strikes bf miners, seamen, railroad, transport -aud other
workers, together 'with an increase of
emigration -frfim-"Great Britain from
233,709 in ,1910 to 261,858 in 1911, has
provoked outspoken "comment especially from those' not', identified* directly
with politics. >A ^J"   V    . '7
U loKlalntura dol Mnssnchussotts
ha passnto una legge oho-coutrlngo 1
padroni a stablllro II salarlo mln I mo
da lingaral rigll opornl. Por.fnr sl clio
Ift leggo vonga mossa In pratlcn, o
stuta formata una Commlsslono, col
mn»}i.i.to dl dcminclarc alia pubblica
oplnlono le compngnle rcfruttarle.    .
Prima dello scloporo dl Lnwronco,
MnsH,, Rll opornl « lo opornlo Implegatl
In rjuollo fllnndo giindagnnrnno	
I0.OS per sotttmanal     R diro c|ie I
■*n*+f* t +*t**J   injiU  ui   4t4tU
Tl   . n ..il, .   n . . i   ,i   ,
'*  "■" ' "»w<.i«*-i*^i n._,._i_,',,u ,n,v<  miii
recehto congresto dl Reggio Kmllla
ha trovato (Inalmonte II coragglo dl
tABllaro dal proprlo organlsmo alcunl
rami ammalatlsl dl borgh#sll«, nf-
rorzando nello stesso tempo, come av-
Tleno dono una potstura, l« vltrorln
lUssolatl. llonoml. Cabrtnl, VoArnr.
<■* wc, nif-»ii|t| gla fnoil dalla dlrel-
tlva floclailsta approyando la guerra
irlpoJIIna o 11 minister© (ft |0 stesso)
*he la conduce, trollero con osteula-
slone provocare «rav«nent* II tvartllo
col portare I loro omanl al tn per "to
•campato perlcolo." *" y
Un Mr. Muldppn, de New York vlent
de -publler- iin"llvre'dans" lequel 11
parle de la degonerescenco de la race
amcrlcalno. * Il attrlbue co mal a la
folie de l'argent qui s'est empare du
Nouveau Monde et a la neurasthenic
qui en est la consequence dlrecte,
Beaucoup do milllonnalres, dlt lo Dr.
Muldoon sont alles le consulter. Le
Dr. a constate que tous ces rois do la
tmanco, du ble, des chomlns' dp for
sont las' do vlvre, fatigues physique-
mont ot mornloment, et totaloment e-
pulses par' la lutte pour 1'augmenta-
tlon Incessante do lour richesse.
II-est done inevitable quo los cn-
Issus de cos surmenes'sublssont les
offots du trlste otnt pntornel. -
Pourqoul c0 pnuvres milllonnalres
vont-lls demandor a la selonco modi-
cale de lour rodonnor vlgueur ot santo
ce qu'ell© est Impulssante a accompllr
quand lis possondent oux-momos le ro-
modo efflcnco.
II est blen slmplo pourtant, Il con-
sisteralt a so dobarrassor dos millions
InutlloB qui leur permet de sutlsfnlre
toutes les folios do lour Imagination,
do satisfaire tons les caprices de lour
esprlts rnaladlfs do detrnques ot de
s'arroter dans leur cluuso aux millions. |] lour summit do no gnrder
qu'uno forliino doconto lour pernio!-
tant do vlvre oncoro tres largomont
eux ot los lours ct do consacror lours
millions InutlloH ii In fondatlon d'lios-
t)|cos Krntnlts, do mnlsons uo rotrultos
pour los vloux ouvriers Incnpablos do
travalllur, dc aiiiliioiiH do rotugos pour
lps mores ot onfntits nbandonnot. lis
pourralent, employor encoro cot or
causo do lour mlno physique a ^construction do oltOB oiivriort'S ou lo« fn-
mllloH prolotnlrcs pourralent irbuvor
des logemonts snlns ot eclnlres pour
iloa i.rlx inoiU(]iio».
SI cos rois do |'or voulalent se ro-
|oudro, n employer nlnsl lours lm.
Mjv.ittvft    iK-iickneii, mil  douto qu'sii
hulil  i'.\.-   |'it;;   us,   («.,.i|,.-»   ti'a   aui'Uluilt
r<'.oinr.' l.» hiiiitc. Los satlsfacdons
nalnos *t moral**-*! qu'llt ponrralcnt
piilsor dnnB It1 iilrn ncrompll sorull
Io niPlllnur sppclfltjiio ciipnblo do guo-
«..  Wai V.\'ft\tn.nifni\, iv.uf iinOfKRllK'Ilk1.
Kn vlHitant loi nmlndcs de lours hopl-
(mix on s'orciipnnt du blon-etro dos
petlts enfants. des rreches, en a'lnter
ossanl an sort do» femmes roalheur-
cuses. enpronant ronlnct avec lea ouvriers il^v^ntis lornmlrps rf<» T«ur_i |nt-
rn<>ulile«i, lis eomparcralent leur situation i)p iwittori. h«iir#»mr *»t Ann.1 soucl
du luidumaln uvea Un altuatlonu pre-
ratros, mlscrables. do tant d'lnfert-
ones at jo veui rrolre quo la plupsrt
d'entre eux sarouoralent alors la Jou-
l#n.»nriv de-rlvr^ h<>ure«x llbw-s tt tana
fiourl du .->nit#mft.» |anliwan(v» r^Tre fa
pU-thore Immoral* d« leur ancteane
The articles" of. H. G. .Wells. John
Galsworthy and'' others in the 'Daily
Mail have been ..extensively quoted
in the press of "'this country but .the
declaration of Jerome K. 'Jerome, the
famous novelist ^and playwright, In a
lecture-at Cambridge, while the'.most
striking of all, has-not'been reported.
"Mr? Jerome said: ■   -y    -
, "In future a business that can only
exist by the starvation of its workers
will have to be.suppressed as a public
nuisance. Jhe unrest of Labor Is
tho healthiest sign of the age. Blind
in .Itself, and .maddened by Injustice,
Labor can, like Samson of old,-shatter
the temple. In-Its despair, bring tho
whole -social stiicture - down in ruin
and in.dust. But, given hope, it will
build up; not destroy,
"Myself, I havo, no fear of Labor. I
tfbe n body of mon realizing the vast-
■ness of,tho power that.has como Into
tlielr handB and recognizing the duties
and responsibilities Hint It Involved—
determined to claim for themselves
no moro than justice and expediency
demand; grasping tho Interdependence In ovory civilized state of class
upon class—wishful, as ono of their
leaders In language that other political
parties might do well to learn ho snld,
to regard tlieinBelves us citizens first
and us momberB of this or that section nfterwnrds.
"Tlio Boclnl revolution has got to
como. The duty of ovory mankind Is
to holp proparo tlio way for It—that
It may como upon us, not armed with
oiigor nnd with hatred, but clothed In
reason, boarlng pro'mlBo In Its hand,"
Imperial Bank of Canada
Capital Subscribed
Reserve Fund ....
HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO      ?v ,,  , ?
0,000,000      Capital >' Paid .Up  ..... '5,996,900 -
5,996,900       Total Assets      72,000,000
R.,WILKJE, President.,   y HON. ROBTfjAFFRAV, VIce-PreM
Arrowhead, Cranbrook, Fernie, Golden, Kamloops, Michel, Moyie, Nel.on,
Revelstoke. Vancouver and, Victoria.
' »,       SAVINGS DEPARTMENT   *    . .. -. "
lr_t.er.e_st_aJlowed on deP°»l*.» at current, rate from date of ^deposit. .
-77 GEO. I. B.BELL, Manager'
John Mintdn
, Repairs Neatly Executed
catalogues of fol-
Seud' Post-card for
lowing wheels:
Cycles on Hire       ::.      Accessories.
The HOME OjmiM
A quest© ultimo atlo f«nobIte e cor- fortune no Uiir avatt Jamais procure!
ah^IVL1'   'ABni'tobJu Haskatoliowan nnd
Al.b5_T*fti_JLl,?_, Vulcon Torrltory, the Norm
Wtut Territories nml  In  n  poulon ut
lie Provlneo or llrltlwh Cnliimblti. may
'.'f...l__'Q«M.<Ml for a .t8rm nt iwuiuy.urio
yoais fit an annuiil.rnntal of Sl an ncn>.
h0Un,>?.ll.,.an Jim ™re» wll bo l-?niiod
to nno applicant.
i Application for a limit. mu»i ha mnil«
Atfont ur bub-Atfunt of tiiu dlsirici In
wTilch tht. rlghu applied for aro "niin.
In Hiirvuved torrltory tho land mui-i '.iu
'J ?,.CI"_.'.1 I,y .R,,,ullc'n*>tir >«tf»l «ul.-.llvl-
llmiM of iiiiot nns. nml In uniiurvov...)
li-n-lloi-y thn tract uppilt-d for shall bo
mr,,Mi »«?i_J_K«Ih» nPI'>l™nt MmVolf.
J-.iicIl npllentlnn mtint tin nrrnmnnnfiid
«j » m v. »j wi.tiui, .viii iia renin.ltd if _
the rlKbts nmtfit for nrit nnf ilviit'SWn I
pnld on tho rncnrtmntnl.t. ottlfini nf tin-1
mine nt the rat« of rive comn |m<i- ton. i
Tin* pi«r»on npnrstlnir th* mlA_»%i>*it I
nr-ent ri  nu for tlio fU|| qmuuiy of in.'r"
olisniailo conl mined nn .Ipny timVov-
ttJIj;   Uii-m-oi.^     If   the   i0^|   miTilr.Kt
on re n >•< nr,
Tlir Ifi-ite will Include tlie conl mUlnif
riRlits-only, but tbo lesson may 1« \"r.
mlm.it to purohaso whatever avi,llabl«
at tlm rate or 110.00 nn acrr.
.h-.«r_i -Lq,iJ_?r.0/^UoB applUmilon
should bo mnilfl te the «»i<r*>ti.rv of flic
lleparimtul «»f tbo Intt-rlnr. Otlnwi,    m
len Kb*""1 *r 8uh-A*enl »r n,''li,»' [
ntpiitr Mfnlstir^r tti-ft/iit-j.-. *. \
__,^«l}?rJti««V,<l_IJf.*Kfl PuW»P«<««n ot this
aflt»rtlK-m»nt will net Its psid tt,r      '
Electric RentoreMor Men
Phosphortol ««♦»*» twrmtneu titix^r
.' rtinuti;ua«5_.. »»a»UM«_»l
rfc-Mnh*"!*! kill
n.l{;.»w *.,!«• tl
«.   . SL*/*? andTM°n°y 0rde" Jssuod payable anywhere hi Cur.m.n,
Great Britain or Unltod Statos. *
Lottors of Orodit Issuod payablo anyv/hero In European nnd
foreign countries.
branch of a Canadian Oharterod Bank.
Savings accounts received at all Branohos of tho Homo Bark mid
full compound intorest paid.   Withdrawals forwards hy mull on In
s .ructions from tho Depositor, to any out-of-town address.
Notes discounted and advances made on a'cccptablo security.
Every assistant*, consistent with sound banking prut Ico, extendedI to
thosoongaged in farming, industrial, financial aitd \J^S^L
HCad THPHlVrTn    Branches and connections
Office 1 U KU JN 1U      , ^^ CtM(Ia
J. P. MACDONALD, Managor.* yernie Br&nch.
Ve .1...lmtnrftl| ihe atlnntlan of All Uiea*
»f..lc!.a j.Hi ftiiy BUftJ »r Shin DI..«.lo
our Now Mtlhod Trsilmsnl snuKimrniilcfl-l
euro for tlii-<> comiiTamu. llmrn li no ex.
ciimi for nny pi rson having n illtitvurad fmce
frr,w «rji|,tl.,ii. una biutclits, l.'o nwttw
whother liurnUltnry or no_ii.lt-.pil_ our SH-ido
ruui-.JIoi anil truutmont Miiitralun nil ii.,|.
on. In Uiu MimkI nml mik-I tlitin frum tlm
_>-»_om. f)ur*n»t osprrirnco In Ilia trt-st-
ir.ontof tliimwinil.of tlio rnoit ik-ilotta and
oiiiiplli'iiu-il ciim-ii enables us to p. i feel a
«iir*i.lthoiitcx|KTlnifulln(f. Woilolimlnru
j-tt ho |ilnn-rV,Onlr foMh* n.ntfit You
Uorlve, If you li/ivnnny bloruliII-jmum., consul, ui Fr««,of China anil kl us tirorn to
ynuliowriiili-i.lv our rnnmlles ivllr rrnmri
.tm in f urihff. I'mnul,.,
fiVrfi a«i>rte«* «t «_.-«,
ntle j.'-r anevoma.   |*r^»
•;,,.!(. .'» r..%,
!'«if tlm N.w M.lho-I Tr.ntm.nt (lm lltln I*.
»' ,., a i.,...i, ...Viiii, |i.itni,.-» m,t| l,io(*;|ie4
licnl up, rinlArpml rIiwiIs nr* rnhirMl, fnllr-n
«",t b*ir ki-o-as In fitim. thn r-y.s U<*oin«
brlKht, anibltlon sml m<Tiry return, ami tha
jMimmiiUijftiioi. h(« Um <ipt-uti.l up to
You awf ninrr*
ffsnJfarRmUuIan Dli.aitf «f Mm
If _w«U« ta ctM, writ* fnr a Out-tie* LM
far llama Traslmssll
Cor. Michigan Ave. and GrUwoW SL,   Detro.1. Micb.
H-HB^IIflTinr     ,AU Ictt__f* fr?m 0"nadatnustleadrlreiaed
|S —^''Wfcs toonr Catudlan Otwrr*ipomknce Dn«rt-
mi ^^ tmmmmmwmmm ment in Windsor, Ont. It yon tie .ire to
see aa personally call st onr Medical Iait.tttte in Drtroit as we »« and twit
&_£&!• fltt r wimI,l°r,omcM wWchw for C^JoX« S
Uboralory for Canaan btuineu only.  Address all Utters aa follows;
DW, KCmtEDY & KUWIDY. WMser, Oat.
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Ready-to-Wear Department
i , ( "A
i .
'**  '    I    "
• Ladies' Gingham
Not a great many of these desirable Dresses left/
but what-we have are in, our way.   . New'goods,
are .arriving and we must have space to clear these. •
We are prepared to cut the price in' no half-hearted
fashion.    Pretty plaids and stripes, arid some plain f -
colors, trimmed contrasting materials, "are included
in this sale. - Thojx range in size from -16 years in
- Misses' to 38 in. Women's. ^ Every garment reduc-"
- ed and marked in plain figures. •* The prices'range
from $2.50.
•*' "v, ■     . ■.
House Dresses
i > ' .       V,     '      * '
-   Made',in good'quality of print' and trimmed conr
trusting effects; some nice stripes   in ' pink",' and '
white, blue and white, aiid black and white.: - Regular values up to J3.90.   , Not one garment;in .tliis
-".bunch that was-not'originally sold for twice - the
, ' price,we are asking,/.Sizes range from'32 to 40.'
. Special, $1.50.   y "   A, /' -.'\   '
1 tf        • '       ^ *-1   St '   f    ■• ;
y;uCkildren 's Straw
yx'': Hats     '".!' .■'
All our Children's Straw Hats and Bonnets-are
' marked down for quick selling. ■   Straw Sailors
made in a fancy weave of brown,'white and-blue-
and white._   Regular..25 and .30.   Special, 15c.
J<  ,' Straw -Sailoremade from a nice pliable straw in
brown and white and blue   and   white,   trimmed
;  bands to match.  >v Regular 50c.    Special 30c.
Boys'L Sailor in plain"white straw, trimmed blue
band.    Tbis is exceptionally good quality, v Regular, $1.10. *'' 70c.      -/'     ,-,.-'„     ■«''',; -•
? ~     Misses'WMte, Straw Sailor,   trimmed   Dresden "-
" ribbon with bow at side..   Regular $1.75.   $1.10.'
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, We are offering,, exceptionally 7 good A values   in
-Bedspreads? ," .White'Honeycomb..Spreads ' made
•\ from a nice soft-Egyptian Cottoif;-just tbe thing f
- for single beds.    Size 58 x 80. *', Regular $1.50,95c".^
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Large size white? spread; hemmed ends. This is
just the spread for anyone requiring an extra large
size. Made in- a nice pure cotton and ori an even
thread.  ■ Size 76 x 98.   Special $1,75. each.    .
Colored Honeycomb  a
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Made^in.a good large size and in a new soft yanr..
■   Colors of red-'and white and blueo arid white..        A,
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Ladies' Underwear
..- ' All our stock.,of-*.Eadies. .-White.Combinations' '
v.,'offered at clearance?prices." White ribbed com-'*
' .binations have'knee'trimmed-laee. y Are.in short 7
- sleeves or no sleevestyle in-all sizes.     ,.',   -,
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, i     Ladies' Combinations made'iri a pure*silk lisle -
- thread in a beautiful soft finish. / In-short or no
sleeve style.'  A "Special $ .75-per;garment^
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Special on Fishing a
' Baskets and Waders
5,pairs .Waders,'Regular-$11.00 for'   . .'$8.50 pair
6 pairs Fishirig Baskets, regular $3.50 for $2.50 ea.
5     "     '   ",   ''XXX: ■   "   "'    $2.25   "    1.75.".
4     " -,  -':'  ,"   ''   A " ••*•''   '-$2.00 .",  1.50V'-' ."
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Regular $5.00 to $6.50,? *= 7 . Special $3.00 and $3.50,.
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Thompson's Coffee Essence,!2'.lb. for..v...  - 25s,
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.McLaren's' Ihiperial; Cheese, small..'..''..... , .20,
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*'   .Apples, 3 1b. .tins, 2 for....! •?. -&',
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'   ,   Buckwheat" Honey,, 12, oz. glass, 2 for A..
' ^Pineapple .Chunks, llj). tins,-2^for.'..':'.
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Aylmer's Pork and Beans,^l's,.4'for-.'.
White Swan Soap, 12' bars for.':::.-.-.
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■White Gloss Laundry Starch, 3 lb? pkg.- for.,..';?. 25
*   Tuxedo Jelly PpAvders, 4 for.'.'. 7y. .'.-
...?Braid's Best Tea,-1 lb. pkg."for.".'.
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¥7 J. Smith, well known along the
Pass, Is running a rooming and boarding house In Calgary.
Dr. Bonnoll Is ln.Edmonton as provincial representative at the Dominion,
Modlc.il Convention.
Tlie local police aro detaining a
roan on instructions from Calgary
who Is wanted ,tliero on a ehnrge of
forgery and fraud, '        .        _        '
.' Magistrate Whimster sentenced
Frank Zeman to a flno of, $10.00 and
bound him over to keep tho poaco for
u year, for an attempted SBBault of
John Zeclt, bartender at tho Nr tliem.
Tlio death occurred on Sunday lust
nl Dull River of Geo. Schmidt, an
oroploye© ln ono of the C. P, n. camps.
Tbo burial toolt place on Thursihy,
the Rev. J.' P, Dimmlck conduction
the service. Littlo is 'known of tho
decoasod hereabouts,
Much sympathy ln folt for Mr and
Mrs John McDonald, ot Waldo, In tho
loHs ot thoir llttlo son Alexander, ngod
ono year and nine months. The funeral took plnco from tlio undertaking
purloi'H of Thompson iiii^ Morrison on
tho 7th lnsl, the Rov. .Pother Mlchol
conducting the service.
The next monthly tea of the Ladles'
Gulid of Christ Church will be held at
Mrs.' Moffatt's, Wednesday -evening,
August 14, at 3.30 o'clock.-
y    ! '       AG LITTLE JEFF
Dy no stretch of imagination can any
ono consider Constablo Amberman, of
the local force a shorty? Yet this
Is exactly how he felt when lie arrested a man by the namo of Charles Now-
Un, ,tlto other day, for vagrancy. Now-
Hn is O.ft. 10 in, ln height nnd tips
thb scale nt 300 odd lbs. Ho was
sentenced to a flno of $5 and,costs,
The now leader for tho local bnml
(Slgnor De Castro) urrlved during tho
weoit, and has taken ..cliargo of- the
musTclans. Tho Professor Is a man
of vast experience In his profession,
aud graduatod from some of the most
renowned conservatories bf music in
1-uropb, Ho Intends to. Inaugurate
weekly concerts during tho coming
fall aiid ,wlntor, nnd in many other
ways promlsoB.to Icoop tho Pornlo pub-
lie, both interested and proud of tho
local talont, The professor will
shortly open a piunlu studio whoro ho
will give lessons in pianoforte and
other Instruments,
. A small fire' ccurred at the Annex
Grocery Store .on" Sunday afternoon.
The fire brigade were promptly on the
sceno and extinguished lt before any,
rin. age. was done.
,' A party consisting of Mrs Broley,
Mr.?., ,parmichael, Mrs; Dudley, Mrs,
Lamb, and Mr and Mrs. Wllftes pic-
nlced out at,Olson during the week,
apd at the samo time gathered in 300
lbs. of rospborrlos.
Two mon by the name of Mahler anil'
Russell Clarko were arrested at Gateway for peddling Jowelcry without a
license, ns woll aB being In Cnnada'
contrary to thb Emigration Act, Thoy
wero brought before Mr. Roo, J. P., of
Elko, and sentenced to 15 dnys each?
The" two grips of jowolry thoy had
woro turned over to-tlio customs authorities,
"Standing room only"- was the ordor
of the day, or rather, night, at the Isis
on Wednesday and.(iThurs3ay, when
"The TltanlcsDlsa'&ter" was shown on'
the .screen. - Interest ,.ln. this- great
sea tragedy has evidently not,as yet
died away, and Manager''Miller1 Is to
be complimented on\being one of tho
fl^st to show'this picture in Canada,'
Tho other pictures shown during the
week wero likewise good, and ln keoplng with tho high standard for which
this popular picture house has. becomo bo noted. The orchestra continues to dispense plcaBlng music, and
are,, adding n numhor of-new'ond
catcliy tunes to its Repertoire, Tho
programme for'tonight and tomorrow
afternoon nnd ovenlng Is:, "Through
Twisting Lanes" (drama), "A Count, of
No Account" (cotwjdy). -"Whom God
Hath Joined" (drama)* "Lieut. Daring
R,*N." (drama), "Mated and Mlsinnt-
od" (drama).    '    y,
"   r *,        y- ,       COLEMAN MINER
Is Mistaken'for. Some" Crlmi»al and Put,
"-.Through Third (?) Degree by „
,       Detective'Ardluck'Olmes     -
. A farewell party was given tho Rov.'
II. M. Grant, who has accepted a o'nll
from tho St. Paul's Prosbytorlnh
Church, Mount" Pleasant, Vancouver.
Tho farewell jvusp-largoly attended,
Dr. Corsnn was chairmnirnnd Dr. Bon-
nell made tho presentation, a puree of
f 1150. In acknowledging, tho Rev.'
Grant made appropriate response.
Tho speeches wore followed by, a mu-
Blonl programme which was woll ron-
rtorod, ,
Mr, Grant's departure will bo regretted by numerous friends and ovory
mombor of his congregation. Altogether he" has boon fourtoen yonrs In
tho Pass, tho last six of which ho has
occupied tho ( pill pit of tho Knox
Church In this city.
On Sunday, September 1st, tho pulpit will bo occupied by tho Rov,' J, R.
McLean, of Waldo, I_,G„ nnd during
tho samo month tho Rov, Todd will
officiate, by which time tlio permanent minister will ho decided upon,.
-The "Talk of New York," musical
comedy company, ^now occupying tho
boards nt tho Grand,'will flnlBh their
visit horo tomorrow "night. So far
thoy woro producing' one net of tho
comedy a night, liut-lo-nlftht they will
go through the wholb of tho four nets
nud tho prnceods will bo dovotod towards tho funds of .tho local lacrosse
team, . To-morow, nigh, "that charming comodyJ/Tho Litttoflt Miss" will
bo produced' all at .'tho samo popular
prlco of 2Cc. ' ,  ) .
Everything Is in readiness for the
bout which promiBcct tn ho one of the
best ovor soon in lho Pass,    Tho last
lUiio un* )>i>i( luvi. JiiVnk-u titvK cuuttr
dorably hoa>lor thnn his opponent,
but* thin tlmo, wo understand, ho will
top tho scalo, If anything, under tho
145 lbs, In fact Mullen was down to
142 last weok, if report Is-correct,'
» The-refer** hns Im»pii ngrood upon
In tho person of Mr Jim Bates,
of firnnlironV, To nMompt io
pick tbe'winner Is a difficult matter,
as the men aro fairly evenly matched,
and both said to bo in tb^plnk of
condition. The intorest evinced In
Ihe affair Is to k«*n that * bumper
housA ta assured-for lh<< Grant.-Th*n-
tre Hn Wednesday evening next
, 'Last Saturday night a Coleman mln-'
er entered'a local restaurant, sat down
and leisurely besan to scan' the columns of tho Lodger. ■ A-police officer
presently Issued from the culinary department and anxiously began to scrutinize his features... The minor was
gingerly- puffing rings of Bmoke from
a cigarette, when ho was confronted
by the man; In blue, who-stomly commanded htm to glvo a full account of
himself,-and, to "Stand up; pull yer
cup off, an' look at mo straighten the
flee,' -	
This,the astonished minor, proceeded to do to the best of his ability,
which apparently only confirmed tho
suspicion against him,
A smlloi of triumph now greeted tho
luckless miner," as'the ovldonco against
him Boomed overwhelming, Everything tallied Just exactly -- height,
hiitl-*., rt week's growth of faco ftingiiB:
but above' all tho cop, ■ muffler nnd
clg-irntto. ' Tho_color* of' tho hair
Boomed not qultii Batl"jfactory.   '
By this tlmo, our' advonturer grow,
lng a llttlo weary, Indiscreetly ron:.
montcd on tho aslnlno finalities of Imported coppors from tne Kind of roast
beef. This raised tho Ire of iho
guardian of tho law, who now exclaimed with a loud voice as lm led his cap*
ttvo nwny: "Look-'oro, my, mnn, I
wnnt you to como along with mo and
b3,lildenti-led. or to tho'Cup^you go"
This produced* a,Bob.ring effect,on
our miner. , '. *. . V n , >._
,. Tho hour being late, however,7the
process of "hldentificatlon"' was' somewhat slow, and tho suspected criminal
was again closely-interrogated and requested to name about a score of.the
local citizen sAto all of. which he returned satisfactory anBWors. *< « .
The smile, gradually vanished from
pur nstu^o -'detective's, fact,*- as It—at
last—dawned on-him that ho'liad-not
run Ills quarry to earth after all. Ho
reluctantly'released his captlvo'with
the ad'raonltlorf that lio had Incurred
six months hard" fdr Incivility,"
' The..mlner went, homo,' nnd,having
road a chapter from we "AdVonturoB
of Sherlock Holmes," "Marin Martin;
or tho Murdor of tho Rod Barn," "Parn-
dUo Lqpt," .and several othor .classical
works, said his prnyorB, and.went to
bod, only to dream, howovor, of horrid
murders, tho gallows, and tho terrors
of the Lower Rogloiis.  ,    ;.
Mo.n1,—Avoid the cap nnd muffler;
and bo sure to eschew the cigarette
when In Coloman'for soino1 tlmo to
como, .    7 .jjAA    J •
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II Maxwell'Clark, -of the Canadian
Highway Association, .was ln tho'city-
during the' week. The association has
as its object tho forwarding of the
construction ot /it transcontinental
roud from Vancouvor to Sydnoy, Cape
Breton, nnd Mr. Clark is touring on
its boh alf, enlisting/ sympathy and
siiliport for tho movomont,)
- y *, £..  ,_________'  y    '-' 7 - y
* Starting with .Monday evening every,
visitor to, the Grand Theatre" will .receive, a. numbered" coupon which will'.
entitle the. holder to'participate ..in a
$1,000.00 drawing1'wiilch will come .off
on.December-23rd. Tho prizes will be: -;
ohe'of'$300; ono of .200; one ot $100;
four-of $50; ten of $20. ",S7 ":7    \ ' ■
1 . l l ' p   i f  *
In the Grand Theatre, Fernie
at 7.30 o.m.
Meet Me at
the Roller Rink
President of the British Columbia Federation of Labor
and Organizer for thtt Trades and Labor Congress of
Canada will address the meeting.
. - f>   w inn in *w
All woricbr8 nnd othohi-intbrostorl in tho mostimpor-
tiint question of tho day aro urged to attend. Everybody
wolcnino. Wiyos of workers anU all womon oupocially invited
S '' \ On Easy ,-,Tqrras, A ,_•  '•
^ In tho' vising town oH'.Elkon
'  -: ' "" ..'  ? "'.'As, ''y.-
Excellent frontago'witli two large
windows, dining room, ■'■ a' sitting
room an(r3'g6od.bodrooms."
M1-3. E. B. Holkrrobk
1     P.O. ELKO
Classified Ads.-Gent a Word
dohli'08 'ongngemoiUB. ' Apply P, O.
Box 10, or MrB, Pollnrfl, Annex. -      3t
"PbR 8ALE.~Pedlgroo Alro'dnlo Tor-
rlors from flnoet Imported Btoel., W.
VV, Pnrnoll, Pornlo,- B. O. 8t
STOREKEEPER wantod for Colliery
near Lollibrldeto, must havo oxporlonco
iu railway mlnos ntoroltooplnfj. . Apply with roftironco_.;'Box S001, ijoth- <
brldgo,' AUa,  .' *
, LOST—Sorrol Maroj brand R, B, on
right hip; ono whlto foot; Blazed face;.
answers to tho jiamo of "tfldy," Win.
Stookwoll, Annox.
.FOR  SALE-Houso. and  Ut)   i
rooms/i bath and pantry,     Lot   8;
Block 52, MoPliorson Avonuo, dlreotly |
behind Court Houso.    Apply at rosl-
donco, C, O, Minns,,, p.40-8
THIt It what you too
thoro ovory overling
POR SALE—Two lotsln.Burnaby,
U, O.i twonty mlnutoB' walk from Now
Westminster Docks; will sell for fSOO
cash,    Apply. Dlatrlet Ledger. ,'
WANTED—Work by tho day or
hoiwlioeplnir, Appty, Miss Shaw,
Box 0, II
FOR SALE—Fnrhlturo in 4 roomed
house, good cooking stovo and oilier
household utensils, Apply, Mrs Bough,
Recreation Grounds. 2-p,
FOp BALTi^-Fonr-roflrrwd UowiQ on
Dalton Avenue; .loth-room and other <
cenvenlences.    Apply,   Joseph   Cu|.
shsw, >    ■
FOR RENT—fllx-roomed Conewte
block House. .Apply, Wm. Mlnton,"
Lindsay Avenue, Annex.',.        „   ,


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