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lndasti\ai Vnity is Strength.
No. 4ft Vol. VI.
The Official Organ of District No. 18, U. M. W. of A.
Political Uni^ is Victory.
1***9.9      —£=m.
51.00 A YEAR.
Mineworkers Receive
Substantial Damages
[^Harold Bird, of Coal Cteek, Gets $4,000, and
."'   '    Alto mare, ofMichel, $2,000,
Harold Bird, Coal Creek, Gets Judg-
ment In Compensation Case—   .
Text of Judgment
W. A. Macdonald, K.C., and A, Mac-
neirappeared on.behalf.of the plaintiff. P. E. Wilson and J. J. Martin
appeared on behalf of the defendants.
■ There has heen several important
cases for compensation damages. before the Assizes in Fernie"this week,
the Bird case and the Altomare case
being for Injuries received while following occupation, and the snowslide
cases. The former was engaged as
a rope rider employed at No. 1 East,
and sustained serious injuries as the
result of several cars running down
the slope, and narrowly escaped death.
The plaintiff bad his left hand crushed
between the cars, and sustained permanent injuries to his left hand. The
Altomare case was also for compensation, plaintiff being injured on the
tipple at Michel. Both applicants
were susccessful in their suits, Bird
being awarded $4,000 damages, and
Altomare $2,000.
■ A decision in the snowslide cases
had not been reached at the time of
going to press.   ■
-The following is the' text of His
Honor Judge Murphy's reasons for
This  is an ■' action f'for negligence.
As I understand theja\y-at,present._it
is the duty olf-the employer to give his
- men a reasonably safe place to work;,
in other words, he must not put-his
men to, unnecessary nsK.  I think that
is the' law as'laid down,in Ainslie—
McDougall ancl other cases.*    In my
opinion the evidence here shows, and |
in fact it is- admitted by the superintendent that  if a "parting"  of  this
kind was constructed in such a way
that it would be impossible for the
man to take the rope around the rear
end pf the cars but so that he was
forced to tako.it around the front end,
fasten it to Ills empties, find toss it
over, that the man w^as given an unsafe place to work.    It is the duty of
any employer at tho outset, anyway,
in constructing a place for people to
work, to make it safe,     It may possibly be that that duty does not continue afterwards, but this is a defect,
if I find aB a fact that that space did
not exist, It is a defect in tho original
■ construction of that "parting." On the
evidence I cannot find anything olse,
Having so constructed something that
was almost a trap, surely It wns the
duty, of 'no company to tako procnu-
tions against such Ill-construction, and
it seems that could have been done
by putting   in   an   automatic block.
.Even that was not dono.    The workman was Instructed by his suporlor
as lo how to do. the fastening and
unfaBlonlng, anil ho carried out theso
instructions.    I think that undoubtofl-
ly, apart from tho question of contributory negligence the company Is Ha-
Wo, because thoy put n >mnn to work
in a placo which an thoy originally
constructed It, and on Uio system thoy
adoptod through tho superior officer,
wbb a dangorous placo.    I think Mr.
8hanks Ib undoubtedly moro qualified
to state what Is dangorous than his
subordinates, and nH a mattor of com-
monsonso I find that;place certainly
wan dnngnrous.
TSvon If I nm not correct In that,
thoro Ib anothor principle of law, that
If n dangoroiiB Bystom or dnngorotm
plnco to work ojtlBtB In n mino or any
othor Indmtry sufficiently long to
raise a presumption that Its condition
In mado known to tho company, thon
tho company muit bo hold liable.
ThlB condition of things hnd exlstod
from tho day of construction sovoral
months previous to thin neoldd*nt, nnd
admittedly tho superior officers llof tho
fccmpuy Usi vlsllci .]**. iiltt-.*.' ■*/.* *tn*
i»rnl -neeni-ilonn, no'on «HhPr principles
of law I think tho plaintiff lias compiled with the burden which Is on him
In the first Instance to show that this
company has boon guilty  of   negll-
It is always a dififcult matter to determine damages in such cases. , I
have' here a young man 24 years of
age, who has been earning $3.00 a day,
employed in coal mines, and who is
now as a workman in any capacity
where he will have to use his hands,
only half the man he was. That left
liand I have no doubt' is of no use for
manual labor, and I think I may safely
say never will be.
As I say, it is difficult to determine
what a person should do in such
cases, I would prefer on- that feature
to have had a jury; as I have not, I
must take into consideration the fact
that he is a young, man, his future
earning power, the pain he has suffered, and the disfigurement, because
he is disfigured In that hand; I think
a fair verdict will be $4,000 and I give
judgment accordingly.
Terms   Practically   Agreed   on   With
C. N. R. Except Time of Schedule
WINNIPEG, May 21.—The terms on
which tho settlement with the Order
of Railway Conductors of the C. N. R.
and tne company, in the dispute wnicn
was recently before the board of arbitration, are now practically agreed
upon by .the parties,, the only point of
divergence really important being the
time at which the new schedule is to
receive effect.
The representatives of the order
state that as the old schedule became
extinct by the notice served on the
company January 1, the new rates
^yhich are more advantageous to tho
order should be dated then.
. The date proposed by the' company
is not until July, and there is a possibility that this may' yet wreck the
settlement, which is itself considered
In lieu of the eight hour day and
increase in minimum wage demanded
by. the order, the company Is to give
them "terminal time' from the time
at which they are called to duty and
certain other concessions as regards
"way time."
Warning  to   Business  Interests  That
Washington Will Permit No
Artificial Panics
The case for Altomare was conduced by W. A. Macdphald, K.C., of Vancouver, and A. Macnell.     The defendant company's case was handled by
P. E. Wilson.   • This was an action for
injury sustained by plaintiff whilst at
work on the tipple at Michel on September 28th, 1912.   , It appears that on
the day in question he came there to
work and was supplied with a hammer
they would run around. in the right
direction.   . Without any warning that
the engine was going to start, he was
getting into a place where ho could
do the work more efficiently, when
his foot was caught and torn to pieces.
There.were men on the other side to
whom .warning was given, but evidently Altomare was overlooked when tho
order was issued.    Altomare is a man
of 26 years of ago, and this was the
first day lie had started   work,   although he had previously worked for
the company'at Michel.    Tony Doluc-
ca was the tipple boss at ths timo the
accident had happened, and the superintendent, B. Caufield, was the first
man to pull him out after his foot was
smashed.    He was taken to tho hospital In care of Dr. Welldon, nnd remained there until about the 14th or
15th of March, and has not beon able
to do any   work   yot.    Photographs
wero submitted for tlie plaintiff to
mark tho scone of the accldont, and
Bhowlng whoro he had his foot on tho
cog and tho running of tho ropes,
At Friday's sitting   of   the   court
plaintiff was awardort $2,000 damages.
In connection with' the charges the
District Executive Board at a meeting
held lst May passed a resolution authorizing a committee to deal with the
Gray one," a.id a chairman to be appointed by President' J. P. White. International Board Member Prank Farrington arrived in' Fernie on Wednesday, under tyistruptions from J. Pv.
White, and' together with Wm. Lees
(acting for Stubbs) and T. France for
Gray, have been in session for the
last three days Investigating the' matter. (JVhen going to press the committee were still deliberating.
WASHINGTON, May 19.—A warning to business interests that the government standso ready to investigate
what may appear to be reprisals upon
workmen following the passage of the
Democratic tariff, bill, was voiced here
last night by Secretary Redfield of tbe
department of commerce, in a speech
before the National Association of
Employing. Lithographers. Secretary
Redfield read to the employers a circular they had issued predicting dire
consequences for workingmen and flatly told them if their predictions wero
carried into effect he would promptly
Probe. Into the Facts
"If I grasp the public mind at all
clearly,' he, said,' "it holds unfavorable views toward reduction of wages
except under direct necessity. As,
therefore, the reduction of wages has
direct social effects and as the public has the right to efficiency in their
factory service, the department has
undertaken to find out whether the
facts do or do not justify the threatened reduction."
"The department of commerce exists,' said the secretary; "for the purpose of promoting American industry
and commerce at home and abroad. It
intends to do .ts work as well as jl
can with the force, and funds provided. As the head of that department
I feel that while its scope in .-aiding,
commerce is broad~ and has many
phases, one of these phases which is
important is that of turning light
upon inefficiencies wherever they can
be found.''
Public Has Rights
■JJr.  Redfield da^red that public
sentiments had^cy^ed . against.-tho
old-time Idea that an employer's busi-
General Strike Threatened at Patterson, N.J., to Enforce Eight-Hour
ness and. his employes were his own
to do with as he wished, without regard to the welfare of his workmen
or recognition of the public need.
Secretary Redfield attributed to inefficiency on the part of manufacturers the smallness of profit and the necessity for retrenchment in operating
cost at the expense of their employes.
He insisted the consumer of the present day had a right to expect efficiency in management and added that
unless that efficiency wero displayed
the public would resent the lack.
Against Special Privileges
"The definite wrath against monopoly,' he said, "the flood tide of opinion against special privileges, the
stern demand for efficiency as a duty
which our industries owe to the public,' these, are all parts of the awakened American manhood.
"As a last word, it is important that
we, as business men, should know that
business opinion and public opinion
are two different things. If they are
in accord it is well for business. If
they are not in accord, it is ill for
business, for business depends for its
peace and prosperity upon the sustaining power of public opinion.
Power of Public Opinion
"In the relations of which I have
tried with courtsey and candor to allude briefly, the purpose of the department of commerce will be, as in
all these relations it ought to be, to
bring the power of public opinion to
the support of the legitimate business,
and business owes it to itself and to
the nation to drink in,the spirit of
growth." •
"In hard case is he who stands pat
for the world will go by him and leave
him standing; blessed is he that
moves with the movement of progressive thought, for to him shall come the
reward of living."
to make himself beaiitifuly explicit in
his remarks, but his last two sentences
leave the worker in a quandry. "Legitimate business" (?) who is to differentiate between what is legitimate and
what is not? The last sentence savors of plagiarism and would not dis,
Election Takes Place
Within Eight Weeks
That  is the  Prediction   Heard   in  Ottawa Circles Today—Naval Bill
Possible Cause
OTTAWA, Ont., May 22.—A meeting of Liberal Senators was held this
morning to consider the attitude of
the party on the Naval bill, which will
come up for second reading soon. The
senators were very reticient as to
what occurred, but the general impression .prevails that it was practically
decided to take such steps as will prevent, the .Naval Bill from becoming ef-
fective'for some time to come. In
all probability, they will add to the
bill, the amendment of which the Conservatives in the Upper House endeavored to attach to the Laurier Naval
Service Bill. This was an amendment declaring that the money it was
supposed lo expend should not be spent
until the matter had been referred to
the people.
Such action would suggest the possibility of an early general election,
as a matter of fact, it is now predicted that the government will go to
the country within eight weeks.
Sixteen Men Imprisoned in Ohio Colliery Are Found Dead by Rescue
Party—Four Others  Injured"
ace a student of .advanced thought.
•Ed.) ' •'-'<**/^--•''^••-   :.* ■
Operators Endeavor
to Start Fake Union
Nanaimo Strikers Publish  Terms of
Proposed Agreement Submitted
to the Employers
Tbe porjury case against a Hindu
by tho name of Mahaduh Singh, arising out of statements made by him In
trial boforo Judge Forln In conection
with the payment of certain monies
for a fine Inflicted on one of Ills countrymen, took up the attention of tho
court nil Wednesday afternoon,     In
the morning the Grand Jury brought
in a true bill, and aftor re-opening
qt tho court ln tho afternoon tho jury
was duly Boloctod and the ovldonco
ventilated,  At the outBotco'nsldorablo
time was devoted 'to the scrutiny of
of the law library on ■■an objoctlon
raised by the dofonco, and as tho sifting of th'o evidence woi\t   on   somo
argument was Indulged In with ros-
poet to the religion of tho Hindus Involved in tho caso and their various
methods ot swearing   or   affirming,
The enflofor the tloclBloh of the Jury
having boon duly elated they retired
and later 'totufond aftor having failed
to agree.    The case wnB finally decided on " tt
Tho Jury failed to ngroo In this case
and accused was discharged,
(in urn utbu -oi Hex vs. iiiggs, the
fury Salh'il lv dt'iw, Mid uiwa & Mion-i
hearing the jury also failed to record
unanimously. Th* ease will be ro-
mnndod to noxt assises. Defendant
wns granted ball.
PATTERSON, N, J„ May 20.—All
powor plants ln tho city nro undor
guard today in vlow of the threats of a
general strlko by speakors yesterday
at the great meeting of the striking
silk mill workers, hold to protest
against   the   conviction   of   Patrick
Qulnlan^ Industrial Workers of tlie'
World loader, found guilty ot Inciting
riot. His fellow leadors, among
them "Big Bill Haywood" are yot to bo
tried on a clmllar charge, The maximum penalty Is seven years In prison.
Ton thousand strikers and sympathizers attended tho protest meeting,
choorlng madly when -Ailolph LosbIk,
one of thoso indicted, advised them to
"tie up ovory garage and street car
lino In tho city, and put out all tho
lights for a couple of nights,
Qulnlan spoke of his conviction, and
predicted thnt Haywood, Losslg, Carlo
Troskn and Elizabeth Qurloy Pylnn
would also bo "railroaded by porjur-
Ing police.'' Ho advised a boycott of
all merchants who advortlsod In a
newspaper which did not favor tho Industrial" Workers of tlio World.
Haywood spoke of inn possibility of
his convlotlon, nnd added that there
wore others roady to tako his placo If
ho wont to prison.
"Kttor will tako my place," ho
shouted; "Glovnnnlttl will tako Tres-
kn's, Matilda ItnblnoylU will tako Miss
Flynn's, and other* will come to take
the places of Qulnlan and Losslg. Wo
nro out for tho olght-liour work day,
NANAIMO, B. C„ May 22,—Strlko
situation here unchanged, The companies are making no attempt to work
tho mines at Nanaimo, South Wellington or .llnglepot, Fake minors' union
started by tho scabs nt Ladysmith
known as the Dominion of Canada
Miners' Union, It Ib rumored that of*
flcinls of the company nro acting as
officers of this body, also that thoy
will hold a picnic.at Duncan's on 23rd
inst, company paying nil expenses.
Men of Nanaimo, .llnglepot, and South
Wellington (.completely organized nnd
nro determined td win this fight.
From the following telegram   It appears that thn 'situation oil tip Island
Ib unchanged," nltho ish tno operators
have, ni' usual, boon udojitlng tho ve-y
old-fashioned, but, unfortunate!**/*by' no
means obsolete, method 3f causing disruption among thc men.     The favorite mothod Ib by appealing to tlio
worker.to ondorso "Canadian" unions.
This sooms to have boon tho tactics
adoptod by tho compnnM on tho Inland, but with   Indifferent   success,
but coming on the top of tho state-
mont that has oppoarod In tho press
from timo to time thnt tho mines
would bo shut down, Is, to nny tho
least, extremely summing,   That tho
company's officials should asplra to
a position of oxooutlvo In thin psoudo
union Is also qulto In keeping with
their Ideas of how tho mlnoworkor
should bo "trained."
In case of emergency, which menns
any unlooked for event that would
tend to Impede operations of tho mine
tho following shift, tho operator shall
havo tho right to work tho men necessary to put the mine in propor condition,
una we are going to get it, and no
Fatal Accident at Kij>j>
We have received nowa of a serious I Ing found twisted around his nock,
accident at Klpp which htm resulted Why tha accident was not Immediately
In the dwith ot Sam Potorltch, who
wa* killed by what appears to be the
premature discharge ef a thot The
circumstances surrounding (he fatality
are very peculiar, to aay th* least.
From tht meagre facts to hand It
appoor* that th* debated was eon*
netting tha oloctrie wim when the ao-
eldont happ«nd, the wire and cap bo*
court In Now Jersey can declare our
law unconstitutional. Yes, 1 tell you,
wo are going to got olght hours this
yoar, nnd noxt year wo will strike and
demand »ix hours ns a work dsy, and
we will get It, too."
PATTERSON, N. J„ May 22.—Plfty-
soven arrests were made thia morning In tho vicinity of the Price silk
mill to which the handa returned yesterday In fhe titto ot protests front Industrial Workers of the World leaders
discovered has yet to he wtplslned, I conducting- the strike,    Twelve hua-
aa according to the Coal Mine reguln
tions It Is the duty of the fire bosa to
«xamlne all places after firing of a
shot It Is to be hoped that this will
h« .explained at the Iwjafttt. which fa
being held today (Friday) at Loth-
bridge- Actln-Presldent 3onn loft
Pernio on Thnrtday night to attend
on behalf of tho organisation.
dred or more strikers and others gathered In the street* near tho mill today
to Jeer tho returning workers. Thoro
waa no actual violent* and those nr-
roated were taken In custody because
thoy mfnnoA to "morn on." Thru*) of
the prisoners Ukon wero woman, ono
with a baby In her arms. She was
parolled Immediately.
NANAIMO, May 1fl.--Torm* of the
agreement that was proposod between tho miners and tho employers
have heen made public by the former.
Amongst tho terms aro tho following:
Tho right to hire and discharge, the
mnrnigemont of tho mine and the direction of the worklng/orcea aro tested In the operators, and nny United
Mine Worker making application for
work shall havo his name placed on
the list maintained for that purpose
and shall l)<3 given work In hia turn.
It Is definitely understood that this
agreement bu baaed au m eight-hour
day—eight hour day means eight
hours from bank to bank, six days a
week when rwjnlrod by tho operators,
Sundays end special «gya oxcepted.
Special bol!<Jsy* shall bo u follows;
New Tear's iMf, W*r ffntt, Victoria.
Day, Dominion Day, Ubor 0*y,
Thanksgiving Viaj. District and Inter-
national Election Day, Christmas my.
In tho event of an  InstnntnnoouB
denth by nn accldont In or around the
mine, the minors underground    and
all othor omployooB except In the mino
\tihero tho accldont occurred, shall con-
tlnuo to work till tho dny of tho fun-
ernl, when all mlnoB In that particular
locality shall bo ldlo,
• Settlements of local and gehornl disputes:    In enso any disputes or grievances arise under this ngroomont or
«my local agreement mnde In connection thorowlth, whether tho disputes
or grlovuncos aro claimed lo lmvo arisen by 'ho oompnny or any person oj
persons omploj od, or by the men as a
wholf>, llu-n the partlos Hhnll ondjavor
to settlo'Mi* matter ns horelnnfl}-' pro
vl.l*<i,    nut tc-foro nny.,grievance c*r
disputes'sl.nli ho submitted to tho r.'.t
commlttoo, tho pprson or ',>enoi's til-
foctod Bhnll endeavor by jionomil application to tho overman oi foreman In
clmrgo of tho work whoro tho dispute
arises, to settlo tho mattor, and In tho
event of them agreeing; thoir decision
shall bo final as far as tho pit committee Is concerned.    '
Left to Committee
In case of any local dispute arising In any trflno, and failure to ngrrw
between tho overman or foreman and
nny employees, (hn pit committee and
mine mnnagor shall ondoavor to settlo
Ihn *ntillt*r, «*•' It 'Asxy v.'nVt'*, '.!.:'..'
dnplslnn «hnll lit* fttinl nn frit nn tlio
powers of tho pit commltteo nm con-
BELLE VALLEY, Ohio, May 20.—
One man is dead, four,are probably
fatally wounded and sixteen others entombed as .the result of two explosions tonight in the Imperial Mine of
the Ogara Coal Company, a half-mile
west of Belle Valley. Tho sixteen
men cahght by the first explosion are
imprisoned a mile and half from the
entrance of the mine.
The first explosion occurred-before
7 o'clock at the time the miners were
engaged in laying a'new track under
sistant superintendent of the mine.
A party of rescue workers who. penetrated the mine for a mile soon after
the first explosion wero caught in the
second explosion, and one of the members of the party 'was killed,
. Physicians and nurses wore rushed
in motor cars to tho scene, nnd a temporary hospital-has been estcol'-jhed
in a miners' boarding house. Mine
rescue apparatus In charge of state
mino Inspectors arrived from Columbus shortly after midnight.
The dead man is Henry Falrhurst,
ngod 2G. Those believed to be fatally
hurt aro: Clarence Brown, aged 30,
died of burns soon aftor being rescued; John ThomaB, aged GO, severely
burned; Edgar Davis, aged 28, severely burned; Roy Yngor, badly burned
and crushod.
Twenty minors loft tho mine Just a
fow minutes boforo tho first explosion
All Found Dead.
BELLE VALLEY, Ohio, May 21.—A
roscuo party which had forced its way
to that part of tho mino where the
miners wore entombed, returned tp
tho mouth of tho mino at "2: UO this
morning and roportod that nil tho men
ln tho mino woro dead.
suffragettes who ought to have returned to Holloway Jail yesterday under the recently passed "cat-and-mouse
bill." No attempt has been made to
re-arrest Mrs. Emmellne Pankhurst,
who is considered too ill to return to
The suffragette agitation is throwing such heavy work upon the police
force all over the country that the
question of employIng! soldiers to help
them is being asked.
Mob Use Soot on Woman
HASTINGS, England, May 20.-—A
joint demonstration of the Tax Registers League and Militant Suffragettes
held here yesterday as a protest
against the sale of the belongings of
those who refuse to' pay taxes waB
broken up by a mob. , The women
were roughly handled, arid half smoth"-
ered with soot. Their banners'were
smashed, ,	
SEATTLE, May 20.—The International Seamen's Union of America today took steps to organize the fisher-,
men of the Pacific Coast in unions
under the Jurisdiction of the Seaman's
Union. iWJThq executive board were
authcVized'-to'orgflnize the fishermen
of the coast under ono head nnd to
issue charters to local unions. A resolution was adopted urging President
Wilson to enforce tho anti-Chinese Immigration laws. It was set forth that
American cruisers were employing
Chinese in their crews, and thnt such
Chinese wero entering tho country.
Awarded    $23,000    by    Mr.    Justice
Murphy Sitting There In Supreme
Suffragette Agitation All Over British
Isles li Too Much for Bluecoats
LONDON, May 20.—In addition to
Hugh A. Franklin, a nophow of Post-
mostor-Oenernl ■Snmuol, who wns duo
to roport to tho prison authorities on
Mny 12 under tho U\rn\f ot his license,
but fallod to keep the appointment,
tho pollcj aro Booking four women
Damages to the amount of $23,000
wnB awarded by Mr; JubIIcc Murphy
In thn nupromo court last week nt
Nelson, to tho East Kootenay Land
Compnny ngalnst tho Kootenay River
Land Company, whlen sold the'plaintiff 208 ncros of fruit land nt BayuoH
Lake, near Fornlo, and fallod to carry
on n contract to Irrigate land for ti
per aero per yoar, but Instead Bupplled
tract ngalnst   which   wero   logging
rights which ln opinion of tho Judge
mado property uhoIohh for fruit growing. '
The price paid per acre was $105,
and tht* Judge valued it under present "conditions ut H<> per acre, and
gave Judgment for difference.
The plnlnltffs tire.nn English company, which arranged to retail land to
settlors," secured "In the old country.
Millonaire Now Faces
Court on Ugly Charge
President of American Woolen Company In Court to Answer Accusation of Being Dynamite Planter
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deputy chfr'.ff;** nnd cmiri nUMnbAih;
stood on gunrd at nil entrances'to the
Suffolk Superior Court limine horo to-
In the event of tho failure of thej day when William Wood, multlmll-
pit commltteo nnd the mino manager j Honalro president  of  the   American
to SiMM* nnv rttBTmfi>   «o rtitnrrnti tntWM*«.n ■"•t*T,*i?*ry k".';: ': I.A.A, ■:.,'. s*.
them, as well ns In the event of any
other dispute arising, the matter dis
putod shall bo referred to tho general
superintendent or general manager of
the company nnd the officers of District No, 21, V. M. W. of A. for nettle-
ment, and If they »gr<*« their dtelalo.i
•hall bo final and binding upon both
In th* meantime and In all raies
while dlsputo* are being Int-MHga-M
and settled, tho miners, mine laborers
•nd all other parties Involved must
eontlnoo to work pending an investigation imd until final dtclsloo ht,* W**r.
retched; but whero miners. m!n*r,
cbargo of conspiracy to plant dynamite In an attempt to1! discredit tho
Lawrence textile strikers tn 1912. Al-
legod fear of a court demonstration
hy the I. W. W, was tho reason m*
signed for such marked precaution.
Persons who applied for admission J
wero closely scrotinUed and all who to comment on thp ran*
Tho sheriff nHW>rt<«l lhln morning
thut lie had n.i.'.'lvc.l warning that industrial limdfi'H planned a demonstration In court, but ho refused to
nitti-u irym niwimii tne warning t'urno.
'fhv )i:,ii,'A„ w.r »•.'.«.' M'i'.u' io itiuMuin.-v
DonlH Coakl^y, rrpM***!Hli»R Attf-
n'uit, hns already filed n motion to
quash the Indictment agnlnHt his client
iii   Auk   »,k*«'«.iU  At-.Jti   »'i.  »* ■u-tt'jcv.-tV-i-i1,
Wood Insists that ho will easily prove
his Innocence, intimating that possibly
It will bo unnecessary for him to offer
any defense, He insists that the evl-
ihrnro against him is all hearsay and
District Attorney Polletler refused
A Jury wltl
(GoBtla«*i on p*g« 4)
dtd not have a card signed hy District
Attorney Pelletler were barred. The
spectators woro tonlltiti to newspap-
er men, attorneys for the accused men
and Pelletler and his assistant*.
Frederick B. Attauit, a Boston manufacturer ot tottlto mill nrtaatoria*,
and Dennis Collins, a Cambridge dog
fancier, wero placed on trial with
Wood oa similar thut**.
be wlect*wl from the regular {>anej,
neither sido having ai**(*d for a ttpedal
allotment. It was belietod the Jury
would b« completed before night.
Wood was *i*nlt*4 admiMtan to Ihe
courtroom for a few mtnufeo bf deputies who did not r<.co«nU<3 him, lie
argued at giwat length and finally dlt-
closed his Identity, and wa* then admitted, jgj£gi?ffiab3?Big
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Ever since we, In common with
other mining men, became thoroughly
convinced that coal dust was an element not to be safely ignored, it has
been a vital question with us as to the
best method of handling it. By "best"
is meant that condition emanating
from local circumstances: the most
economical and at the same time the
most effectual. Like other mining
men, we have beon more or less confused by the large number of methods
suggested by the Federal Bureau and
others interested in guiding us to a
safe haven ln this premise. We failed to take into account the fact that
the general suggestions sent broadcast by ihe government men are intended to cover any caio and any
mine, between the arid operations of
the Rocky Mountains and the more
moisture-laden pits of the East; from
the three-car-a-day drift, with an antiquated furnace, to the modern Bhaft or
series of shafts ventilated by a fan
with blades as wide ln diameter as the
walls of an ordinary house room, and
35 feet deep.
In the end we reached the conclusion that we must adapt the system to
the local conditions regardless of any
desire of our own, rather ihan try to
fit the conditions tb any given method.
The natural conditions affecting
mines cannot be changed. But men
who are interested have experimented
sufficiently to show a way out bf the
difficulty, no matter what kind of installation is run, and no matter what
conditions have been imposed on the"
operation by Nature. Por that reason, what we have to offer in this article will be of use. only where steam
is used or can be procured at an expense commensurate with the mine's
output. Fortunately, perhaps, by far
the greater number of ..mines have
at hand steam in some form, or
can prooure it at a price within the
limits set for upkeep.
In the first place let us explain that
in the mine where these ideas are being carried out successfully, we have
tb contend with natural and artificial
conditions about as adverse as are
generally met in the United States.
is "quickened" by moisture at any degree of temperature • above freezing
point—the uncertain stratum lying immediately above the Pittsburg No. 8
seam. So fearful were our predecessors in management concerning .the
possibilities of constant and costly
roof falls that, despite the fact, of
their being wholly conversant with the
air moistening method, even to the extent of giving it a slight but insufficient trial, a far different system was
ln vogue when- we determined to
change from the costly and Inefficient
water, wagon and spray to tho saturation of the air-current. Somo sprinkling had been dono at Irregular Intervals; and through the winter months
persistently. At points where water
lines wore available a hose was used,
at other places the wator wagon and
tho bucket. That expense did not
stand In the way of safoty In this matter was evidenced by tho fact that several mon woro detailed to do tho wotting, for the mino ls a largo ono.
Poorly performed and unsatisfactory
as tho method then employed was, It
kept sevoral names on tho pay roll,
whoro now thoro Is but ono, Theso
men woro still drawing thoir salary
for this work when on certain days wo
wont through tho various sections on
a "coal-dust' tour,'• only to find hundreds of places whero no drop of moisture hnd apparently ovor found Its
way, Almost -anywhere, If ono blow
a breath on top of a tlmbor or on a
stono In a gob, a tiny cloud of
dUHt would riso and. partly float away
on tho current. In suoh nn extensive mine the wator wagon and spray
mothod cannot produce nny other result, nt lonst not with n normal effort.
To have wotted sufficiently for safety
ovory squnro yard of even the Hvo
workings, lot alono tho Innumerable
places which woro not as onslly reached, would havo taken a forco of mon
and nu amount of money ImposBlblo
for any firm to stand.
Thoso facts, and tho Unowlodgo that
nil tho efforts thon bolng mado to
make thnt pnrtlmilnr mino safe woro
nullified,- urged  the Immediate con-
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"dead" steam at' hand, one from the
fan and one from the pumps, neither
serving any useful purpose.   As would
be the case in nearly any mine" changing from water wagon and spray to
the saturation Bystem,   we    found a
number of things to do, connections to
make, etc.   .Most of this we were able
to do with old pipe, and all of it at
a nominal   cost   compared   to   the
results   which   we   anticipated,   and
which we did eventually get, although
not quite so soon as we expected.   On
the surface a still greater volume of
steam was wasted, and we made formal requisition  for all of this steam
after Its use.    We did not get It right
away, although we had the promise of
it.    We did not let thatetop us.. Like
many other mining men In direct control of a large operation we found that
one can sometimes get things ln an
indirect way which one cannot,, get
direct.   Personally we believed in the
idea and were willing to go to a little
trouble to carry it into execution. We
turned   in   all the available "dead"
steam, and more   or   less   anxiously
awaited results..    Not much materialized.
The mine, as we have said, was a
large one, and the air-courses seemed
to absorb all the moisture being sent
into the mine, leaving none to float on
the air-current into the live workings.
Investigation' after a week's trial
showed that the active rooms and entries were still "dry and dusty, no appreciable difference being noticeable.
Doubtless some changes had been
wrought, but they were so. microscopic that they were far from satisfying. So down the shaft we laid a
pipe, line," and connected it with the
fan exhaust, using in our first effort
the only available steam nearby which
was the pumps exhaust and was at
our call without a great deal of trouble. It .was a bit difficult, but we
went after it, reluctant to see the
steam going out into the air above
where it was doing no good, while we
needed it so very badly down below.
This made some difference, but still
not quite enough to suit us, so, not
being able to get the use of the steam
from the shops oh uo surface, we
marked that the po«ror plant on top
emptied itself more or less frequently
by blowing off, so perhaps It wouldn't
notice a little extra to the pumps.
This gave us quite a tidy volume of
live and dead steam,,nnd augmented
our fears in an«ther?,-dlrectlon..
In common with many others we
had read—but never Been tried in
practice—of the theory, that moistening the mine atmosphere—unlike
moistening tho mine walls and floor-
would certainly prove detrimental to
the health and working abilities of the
employes. In this, as ln the fears of
others concerning the roof, our sur-
mlslngs proved groundless in fact.
In any event the trial has now become
a permanent institution at tho mine
mentioned, and wo have yot to hear
tho first complaint. Rather have
hoard many, who did not know "what
had happened," express their agreeable surprise at tho change which had
como ovor the workings, wondering
what had taken tho Irritating, dust-
laden, dryness out of the air, and substituted a coolness and freedom from
dust atoms unusual ln that mino,
largely imaginary. In the case'mentioned here, where.the roof strata are
reckoned to be.of "a nature decidely
susceptible .to atiriospnerlc humidity,
it has not required the'.constant service of even ^orie man to clean up all
the falls resulting'in this very large
mine from this cause alone during the
winter months just ended. Such falls
as did occur were mostly near the intake and along the air-courses, the effect of the change in the Jive workings not being sufficiently in evidence to be noticed. .But even were
this the case, it is, in the opinion of
the present writer, far better for men
and masters to have the security a
little trouble will give sometimes, than
run any risks from a dust explosion.
It would not take the least of several
disasters, caused almost if hot entirely
by dust, which we have with others
helped to disburden of their cruelly
broken and burnt dead, to pay morally
and financially for more falls than are
likely to occur from this source in any
rormal mine even unto the day the
last car is mined. Such as do really
happen, can be augmented pr diminished in extent, by care or lack of It in
The worst faults thus far adduced
against mlne-alr saturation are offset
by the following things in its favor:
1. Ease of installation; it being
possible in many mines to throw the
entire plan into operation in a few
hours' time..
2. Economy. The original expense
is nominal, varying with the conditions at each mine and the amount of
vapor needed. Unlike most other
plans for this purpose, the system is
mainly self-perpetuating, even in large
mines the services of one man being
generally ample to keep such falls as
occur cleaned up, watcn the lines and
the hygrometer, and increase or decrease the amount sent into the current, accordingly, as he is instructed
and the needs, iridicate. -
3. Efficiency. Wherever air . goes
this method of "laying' the dust does
effectual work. Places which could
not possibly be reached by any other
means will on investigation be found
to be thoroughly dampened, quite as
much so Indeed as those more readily
accessible. It is automatic, working
as readily through the hours'of the
night as through the day, and causes
no trouble with the union. The only
thing which can put it completely out
of commission is for the boilers on top
to blow up, which is a far less possibility than many others underground.
Other results which are Interesting
as coming to our notice through actual
test, and which have been proven con-
1. The workmen at the face suffer no inconvenience from the improvised humidity of the mine atmosphere when the hygrometer registers
95 degress or less. With sufficient
steam this degree of moisture can be
attained even in cold, frosty weather,
when for Instance the Pennsylvania
thermometers are registering anywhere from freezing point to 20 degs,
below zero, and the atmosphere outside contains about 55 degs. of moisture. If no spare steam Is available
during the regular working hours of
the day, an extra supply can bo arranged for during the rest of the 24
hours. This gives the maximum of-
feet throughout two-thirds of each
working day, Idle days, all of Saturday
night, Sunday and Sunday night, without lessening tho steam power for tho
regular work and without any appreciable addition to expense, Wo havo
had this dono as occasion required and
brought tho humidity up to 100, which
is too high for comfort"when "the mine
ls full of mon.
2. Wo have proved that whon tho
mine atmosphoro was kept   at   this
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the President was there, with other
dignitaries, to witness a "real' coal-
dust explosion. The particular doubter in this case was not one of the outsiders, but one of our very own, an old
mine foreman whohad'probably never
put In a day's labor outside of the
sight of coal dust, x
Some time.before the time set for
the "blow-up" we ran across him and
his Davy making very careful.tests for
methane, which ho did not find. Hav-
ing satisfied himself on this score, he
pulled from a pocket an envelope, and,
scraping a bit of dust from this-ledge
and from that, he put it all In the container and sealed it, We became interested and learned that he had been
sent by his employers to witness the
demonstration, and, either on their
or his own account, was gathering the
dust. As though it were any .profit
for the government men to pull off
any tricks on tho very men the demonstration was inaugurated to benefit!
But evidently this logic did not occur
to the old pit boss. . Having deliberately sealed the envelope and placed it
carefully away, he remarked to a
group of more or less amused bystanders: "There may be somethin' in it
besides dust."
Then, while waiting for the explosion, and during one of those intervals
between the different attempts to set
the blast off, ho added, with a contemptuous smile spreading across his
poor, mine-scarred old features:
"If there is nothln' in It but just
dust I wouldn't he afraid to light the
shot with a squib and sit around a
rlbJcorner_tlll_iLwent_off." __
We are rather inclined to the belief that after seeing what the shot
did, the old mine foreman changed his
mind. Our imagination doesn't have
to stretch far to Bee the surprise that
was awaltlng-hlm when that dust he
had so carefully chosen proved, on analysis, to be1 tho exact duplicate of
many tons lying scattered throughout
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Tho   hygrometer   roglstorlng   tho
amount of molBluro contained ln tho point for 10 or 15 hours it hns kept tho
nlr, was set up noar tho outlet of tho
mine and It gave ub nn exact knowledge of tho amount of work our byproduct aids wero doing to lower tho
percentage of danger from coal, dUBt.
Wo watched It closely, also the Inner
parts of tho mine, In a day or two
nftor tho application of the full powor
available wo remarked the canvas
chocks becoming damp, and on close
examination wo could dlscorn tiny
drops of moisture on tlio smooth faces
of tho coal. Tho duslfabout tho floor
spaces, on ledges, timbers, and othor
innumerable plaeoo, which boforo had
boon oaRily dislodged by a man's
breath and sent floating off In tho nlr-,
current, was absorbing moisture to
such nn extent that-wo could pnck.lt
llko molutonod flour liotwoon tho fingers, each atom so freighted with
wntor that, through Itn powor of adhesion consequent on Its bolng wot,
nnd Its additional wolfflit, It refused to
sldoratlon of somo othor system.    In )>o removed from Its resting place by
faco of tho .locked 'uloty la.uiw, ln
fiicu of tho permissible ox plan! vos lind
Bhot flrorH to uso thorn, ovon doHplto
nn occasional jail torni for somo law-
1ivn»ilMnf nwiilnvo In oiiv nnlnlnn Hip
mhirt wns (lniiKorous because dry and
oxplosivo iimi. lay ovor neros upon
acres of tho floor, upon Iwiiiiiii.rablo
UhIki'.s nml tUnborn of ihat vast mine,
nny forco blowing ngnlnst it,
Our llttlo bnttlo with nnturo wna
won. Tho scientific questions relative to tho principles Involved did not
Interest us,     For uh mid tho sovovnl
entire mino In a moist '.condition for
several days thor»aftor, during which
timo tho normal (00 degs. to 95 degs.)
can bo sustained, and the wholo mino
kept relatively safe from tho dangers
of coal dust.
In closing this nrticlo wo fool Impelled to ndd a fow words regarding
the subject ub n whole, particularly as
concerns the attltudo still hold by too
many mining mon, that coal duet Is In
Itself not nn explosive, Wo rogret
that thoro should oven yot bb thoso
Identified w|th bituminous operations
who rofuso to accopt ns aorlons the
admonition sont forth concerning tho
possibility of an explosion of coal dUBt
unnccompnnlod by mothano to act as
a 'detonator. To such It ls perhaps
UROloss to suggost that thoy road Minors' Circular No. 3, Jssuod by tho Ilur-
oau of Minos, with apodal reference to
pngo 0, second and third paragraphs.
Evidently thoy and thoir employes
must participate In nn underground
holocaust, such ns hns caught so many
in lato years, boforo thoy can bo con-
vortodj nnd thon, ns a rulo, tho vlcttms
of this ruthless conversion nro not In
a physical nor montnl condition to rtro.
hundred mon In thnt li'g underground i fit by tlio experience    Such criminal
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THE mnn who looks Into tho futuro and pic-
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always bo dreams uiiIobb
his foresight haa shown
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Saving Is not a habit
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As many dnys aB you postpone opening a bnnk account, jimt thnt many
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nnd in scorns of air-courses and places ; nnd Uu5 lnrnur vplumo of dead vapor
whw- no tntfkH wero available for th<t' from pumps and fan, wotted Iho mine
wnwm nor any lines for the spray, j^i'or merely iah the sdentlHts toll us.i
only a place horo nnd there being wet-! served simply to prevent the quick
ted nn It ought to be. Our opinion be- nlisorptkuS by the dry nlr of tho tinting tho one to warrant a change, wojnrnl moisture Inherent to the mino It-
set about It In tho following way, snlf. Wo wero Interostod In results,
The fan wns steam driven. It was j not theoretical deductions,' and got
working on the exluuat principle. Thc. \ f^m a.?, onr man will who h-i;* Imff n*
first move wm to reverso It and}ehnnce and goes after them hard end
change it to h blower, making Um l penitently. With Mr. Frank Haas,
main return air-courses tho Intakes, j we. can ns«crt from practical oxperl-
«o ae not to befog the atmosphere «noe that many of tho arguments ad-
along the ttaulwayi. The pump-room <tueed against tho method herein do.
la situated a abort distance from the tailed "emanate rather from oplnlona
bottom of th« downcaat alMhaft, arid | than trom lm*." And ft> hr aa th*
the a*M*sa l» caavcycil from the power roof fit fM'ncerne<r. wc «nn fnilhfnlly a*
plant on the surface through a bore
ftole.    Wo h«d two certain supplies of
sen that practical teits have proven
mo«,t ol the horrors propheileJ to ho
luiniturijuco to positively-provon t'nnts
should, no longer bo tolerated any.
where npjong any class of men Identified with tho bituminous mining InduB-
try. Years ngo thoro wns causa for
(Uium, ami nji lo .•! certain point, wo
aro decidedly partial to one's right to
disbelieve. We would not havo the
proper freedom of thought of nny man
abridged, nut thoro aro casos when
It would soom to be noeossary, namo-
ly, vrlti-n tlm porsMent eltngltiR to i\ti
antiquated Ideii long proven wrong, lm-
P«rlin human life nnd valuable dm,
As a concrete Illustration of thl'u
tendency to doubt, even when conchi.
live proof has been shown, we may
be TvardotJwl for mentioning here aa
tirtottl f«'i»t which rocnrttly rnmei t.
our notico. It was at tha big demon-
slratlon at rilUbUrg, on the day that.
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Carelessness Is nearly always the
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-""' It's good tp be cheerful, but one way
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List of Locals District 18
Bankhead  F. Wheatley, Bankhead, Alta.
Beaver Creek Wm. Davis, Beaver Creek, via Pincher, Altn.
Bellevuo  James Burke, Box 36, Bellovue Alta.
Blafrmore  W. L. Evans, Blairmore, Alta.
Burmis  T. a, Harries, Passburg, Alta,
Carbondale. J. Mitchell, Carbondale, Coleman, Alta.
Cnnmoro  N. D. Thachuk, Cnnmoro, Alta.
Coleman  W. Ora bam, Coleman, Alta.
Corbin..; J. Jonos, Corbin, B. C.
Chinook Mines  W. R, Hughes, Chinook, via Diamond City, Alt.
Diamond City  J. E. ThornblU, Diamond City, Lothbrldgo.
Fernie Thos. U phlll, Fornlo, B, O.
Frank  Evan M organ, Frank, Alta.
Hosmor W. Balderstone, Hosmor, B. C.
Hlllcroot Jas. Gordon, Hlllcrost, Alta.
Lethbridge  L.  Mooro, 1731 Sixth Avenuo, N. Lethbridge.
Lohbrldge ColUorlos.. Frank Barrlngham, CoalhurBt, Alia.
Maplo Loaf....,,,.... T, Q, Harrlos, Passburg, Alta, -
Mlchol,,,,........... M, Burroll, Mlchol, B, C,
Monarch Mino........ Wm,Hynd, Eicon P. O., Tabor, A1U,
Passburg.  T, ■ O. HnrrloB, Passburg, Alta.
Roynl View........... Goo. Jo dan, Royal ColUorlos,Lothbrldgo, Alta
Tabor................ A Pattorson, Tabor, Alta
CINCINNATI, May 19.—Five .car
lines were tied up and all the others
badly crippled this afternoon by the
strike of the newly organized street
railway employes' unioni Traffic" on
the fiveJines was suspended by order
of traction company officials, who said
it was done to protect their men.on
the cars. The strikers claimed that
the entire system would be tied np by
. There was very little disorder during-the day. .One striking conductor
swore to a warrant charging that he
had been assaulted by a company inspector when he attempted to persuade other men to quit their cars,
The ranks of the strikers are being
continually augmented and on some
lines service has been almost-abandoned. Sympathizing members of
other unions issued an appeal to all
citizens to'aid the strikers by walking
whenever possible.
Riot calls' were turned in from' several points during the day, but none
of the disorders were serious.
' Behind closed doors today the .union
engineers and firemen of the" power
houses voted to go out in sympathy
with the strikers.   ,
Organizer Rezin Orr declares that
1,000 men are out, and says this nom-
ber was expected to be greatly augmented. The company employs about
The principal demands of the men
are Increased wages and recognition
of the union.
Late this evening Mayor Hunt, in
an endeavor to, stflve the difficulties
amicably, held a conference with representatives of the striking car men
and later sent a letter to the Cincinnati Traction Company asking to send
representatives to a conference to be
held tomorrow morning at the city
hail. The entire police force is being
kept on duty, while "almost 100 extra
men were sworn in late today for police duty. ,.
A lockout Involving approximately
2,500 men employed in building trades
will begin next Monday, according to
statements made by members of the
Building Construction Employers' Association. Many buildings in course
of construction have been delayed by
the unions employed not being able to
arrive at a satisfactory basis of agreement as to jurisdiction.
The 'builders now say they, will employ scab labor to complete their contracts.
We lave received *he following resolution from the Spokane Lodge Xo.
25« of the Brotherhood of Railway
Carmen of America for publication:
, "Whereas the purseproud and
money-mad owners of the West Virginia coal mines, in their unrestrained
lust for profits and power saw fit to
set armed guards to terrorize the toilers 'who delve deep down in the
bowels of the earth so that society
may be supplied with heat, light and
power, and
"Whereas, in the strike following
this usurpation of police power, the industrial pirates ordered their servile
retainers to call out the state militia
and to place the coal region under
martial law, setting aside all semblance of civif rights and instituting a
veritable reign of terror, and
"Whereas, in pursuance -of their
plan to crush from the struggling miners all spirit- of revolt against intolerable conditions, they have seized
upon that aged .warrior for human
rights, "Mother" Jones, casting her,
with many of her co-workers into the
military bull-pen, and
Whereas, in the present -enfeebled
state of "Mother" Jones' health, due
to extreme age and years of active
service for the working class, even a
relatively' short period of incarceration is equivalent to a sentence of
death, therefore
Lodge No.. 252 of the Brotherhood of
Railway Carmen of America that we
heartily condemn the .action of the
West Virginia mine owners and their
willing tools and "do hereby demand
that President Woodrow Wilson at
once take steps to see that Governor
Hatfield or the proper authorities
speedily release "Mother" Jones and
her companions from custody or else
give to them the immediate jury trial
supposed to be guaranteed them by
the highest law of the land.
Committee on resolutions,
-W.   H.   BOYD.
Dated at Spokane, Wash., the 19th day
of May; 1913.
(Mother Jones was released some
ten days ago by order of Governor
Crows Nest Pass League
Michel vs. Fernie
London Body Claims New U. S. Ambassador is Opponent of
Organized Labor
LONDON, May, 20.—The London
Trades Council, representing 50,000
trade unionists, pased a resolution
Thursday night, expressing resentment at the appointment of Walter N;
Page as American ambassador at
Great Britain on the ground that he
was an opponent of organized labor,
and asked Sir Edward Grey to protest
against the appointment. A copy of
the protest has been sent to the president of thQ United States and Sir
Edward Grey, and every trade and
labor council In the' kingdom has been
Invited to pass a similar resolution.
Th© London Trades Council took
this action on a letter from tho allied
trades council of Greater New York.
Tho labor paper of Jackson, Mich.,
the Square Deal, has this Item ln a
rocont Issue: "The Lawyers' Union
nt its meeting ln the Court Houso recently, decided that they would ox*-
pel nny member who solicited business, In other words, they refuse to
.rooognlzo' nny lawyer who la not In
good standing with their organization.
Thon romemfoor tho yelp that a ma*
Jorlty of this samo bunch let out whet
a labor union acts In tho Bamo manner. Tho lawyor claims that his action Is for the Bafoty of the public,
but tho samo action by a labor unlo»
is tin-American, uncivilized, un-Chrlst-
Ian, uncharitable, nnd tho Lord knows
how mnny moro 'uni.'"
in favor of the home team 3—1.
Michel—Moores; Hampton and Samuels; Guest, Whitehouse and Weaver;
Davis, Brown, Roberts; Beddington
and Arden. '   '*■   *s "-'.
Fernie—S. MacdonaTdr W. Gorrle
and Reilly;. - Grantr'tibrrl&fn and
Brown; Marchant, 'Murray, Xdamson,
Joison and Corrlgan.    -
Referee: Joseph Mitchell.
Coleman vs.. Blairmore
Played' at Coleman and resulting ln
a win for the homstors by 6—0. Referee, Geo. Robertson.
Coleman—D. Sudworth; S. Moore
and J. McCauley; W. Roughead, T.
Jackson and G. Hunter; H. Holmes, J.
Emmerson, A. Easton, J. Kellock and
W. Banks.
Blairmore—Finos; Harmor and
Love; Ford, Bartlett and Dunlop;
Joyce, Fraser, Boyd, Fraser and Mc-
Bellevue vs. Hlllcrest
Played at Bellovue, and resulted in
a win for the formor,by 4—1. Reforee
Jas, Wilson.
Bellevuo—H Fisher; T. Dugdnle nnd
and R. Dugdale; H. Jopson A. Trlst-
rans, W Miller; I. I-Iutton, T, Sloan,
F. Purkls, T. Marsh aid H. Var'ey,
Hlllcrest—S. Paton; E, Mnrples nnd
J. Graham' A. Padgett, W, Rochester
and Jno. Petrio; R. Sudworth, J. Grim-
Bhaw, F. Taylor, J. Knowles and L.
Adlnm. „ ;
Coal Craek vt, Hoimer
Played at tho Crook nnd .resulting
In n win for tho homesters by 1—0
■1. W. Qulnnoy, roforoo/".."
Coal Crook—T. Banns; McFegan
and MoLotohlo; Yates, Watson and
Whyto; Booth, Partrldgo, Manning,
Armstrong and Harpor.
Hosmor.—Mutson; McQueen and
Evans; Rico, Wardropo and Batoman;
Charlie O'Brien
Campaign Fund
(We are informed that this statement was forwarded to us by Mr.
Drake some three weeks ago,- and
there is no doubt that it was treated
as "dead" copy or mislaid. We meu-
tion this so tbat there shall be no reflection upon the agent for its tardy
Statement of Receiots
S. T. Humble, Bellevue, Alta .,% 3.00
F. J., Coleman, Alta ?,   5.00
D. T., Passburg,.Alta     7.00
Hillcrest Local, S.P. of C     9.00
R. C, Bellevue, Alta     l. 00
J. O., Bellevue, Alta     3.00
C. J., Bellevue, Alta   50.00
F. Wheatley, Bankhead, Alta. .. 5.50
Passburg Union, U.M.W .of A... 25.00
Wm. Graham, Coleman, Alta. .. GO.00
F. Wheatley, Bankhead, Alta... ,7.35
Park Union, U.M.W.-of A. Can-
more, Alta 21.25
Mrs. C, Bellevue, Alta     2.oO
Passburg Meeting,   April   11th,
Collections        9.30
Smith, of Fernie, B.C     5. tf8
Slavonian Socialists, Hillcrest.. IC.Oi)
Bellevue meeting, April 13, collections    to.-If*
Ukranian Socialists, Bellevue :. 16.'ia
Hillcrest, anonymous A. 1.00
Hillcrest meeting, April 13, collections     •:     9,50
A. Lindley, Creston, B.C     2.00
S. T. Humble, Bellevue, Alta. .. 5.00
'Geo. Watson, Winnipeg, Man...    2.00
Jno. A. Beckman, Alta     1.00
Lundell Bros., Alta     1.00
Bellevue Local, U.M.W. of A. .. 50.00
Wm. Graham, Coleman, Alta... 100.00
Dave Reed, Coleman, Alta    9.00
F. Wheatley, Bankhead, Alta. .. 25.00
Banff meeting, collections 15.00
Jones, of Laggan, Alta     5.00
Laggan' meeting, collections    8.60
Shire, Scebe, Alta '.    5.00
Julie, of Calgary, Alta    5.00
Pig Islander, Frank, Alta    5.00
Comrade Scotchman, Passburg, 5.00
Wm. Graham, Coleman, Alta. .. 20.00
Dave Reed, Coleman, Alta     2.00
Total collections to date, May
-  13th " $524.70
Statement of Expenditure
O'Brien's total expenses (riding
on a pass)  ;. $75.50
T. S. Cassidy's expenses, as lecturer  ....55.00
Miss Sophie Muskat's expenses
as lecturer  ;     8.35
Mr. Fitzgerald's expenses as lecturer ...o....:..- '  50.00
District Ledger, printing  24.00
Oliver Johnston's expenses dis-j
""trib'uting literature-77.A777A~52\W
Wm.   Irwin's   expenses,   scru-   •
tineer at Banff ;  20.00
Official agent's expenses, railroad fare, telegrams;'" telephones, livery, express and
hotels, inclusive ..;•,'.'. 109.85
Paid D. Hyslop, amount due on
note   for   expenses   incurred
during Ed. Fulcher, 1911, as
per    Instructions    given    by ,
Coleman convention   22,00
Total paid out 416.70
Balance on hand 108.00
Official Agent.
BUFFALO, N, Y., May 21.-—About
3,00 machinists went out on strike to*
day for increased wages and „ shorter
working hours. The men demand a
minimum wage of ,37Vj cents nn hour,
a nine hour day and five hours on Saturday. They have been working ton
hours at a varying scale. Pollco
guards havo been placod at all tho
shops. ■"
AndorBon, Bain, Bdlderstono, Thornton and Whyto.
League Table Corrected to Date
P W L D For Agst P
,.,2   2   0   0    8-1     4
Coal Crook ...2 2
Bellevuo    3 2
Michel  .......8 1
HlllcroBt  .....8 1
Blalrmoro . ...8 1
Hosmor ...... 8 0
Fornlo 8 0
0 0 4—1
■1 0 13— 2
11 0—4
1 1 6— 4
2 0 2—14
2   1 2-4
2   1„
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Notico la hereby glvon that a Dividend at tho rate of Seven per cent.
(7 ) por annum upon tho paid-up Capital Stock of this Bank has boon
doclarod for tho three months ending the 31st May, 1913, and tho
same will bo payablo at Ub Head Office and Branches on and aftor
Monday, Juno 2nd, 1013. The Transfer Books will he closod from tho
17th to tho 31st May, 1013, both days inclusive.
Tho Annual Meeting of tho Shareholders of tho Homo Bank of Canada
will bo held at the Head Offlco, 8 King Bt., Wost, Toronto, on Tuesday,
tho 24th day of Juno, 1013, at 12   o'clock noon.
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It Is tho intontlon at the abovo Mooting to submit for tlio consideration and approval of tho Shareholders a ny-Law to authorlKO tho Incroaso
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Grand Theatre
May 28th, 1913
The most elaborate Production ever presented here
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—Tom  Arnold—
Special Train Imvu for
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Published every Saturday morning at its office
Pellat Avenue, Fernie, B. 0.., Subscription $1.00
per year in advance. . An excellent advertising
medium. Largest circulation in the District. Advertising rates on application. Up-to-date facilities
for the execution of all kinds of book, job and
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Address all communications to the District Ledger.
F. H. NEWNHAM  Editor-Manager
Telephone No. 48 Post Office Box No. 380
THE bitterest opponents of trade unionism in
this District (and even the province) will
grudgingly admit that District 18, United Mine
Workers of America has put up one of the best—
if not tlie best—fights in the interests workmen's
compensation ever fought on this continent, The
great victory they achieved for the foreign dependents in the'Krsuz Case by finally appealing it, to
tlie highest tribunal, the .numerous petty cases
that have lieen from time to time fought in the
lower courts cannot fail to impress any but the most
most hopelessly biased with the fact that the mine-
workers union has lieen instrumental in securing
for the workers of this country a very large
amount of foiiipeiisiition that they would otherwise
not enjoy. Nor should it be lost sight of that
in niiiny instances the cases decided have been
test cases; that upon the decisions has rested the
comfort and sustenance of a large number of
widows and orphans.
District IS has never neglected aii opportunity,
'when there was the slightest possible chance ol:
securing compensation, of using every ligitimate
means to secure same, and in these cases the persistency and watchfulness of its officials has from
time to timo been demonstrated. In Fernie this
week one of the largest awards ever made to a
mine worker has been granted to Harold Bird in
the shape of Uie very substantial sum of $4,000,
while a foreign brother has been equally fortunate
(Altomare, of Michel) in obtaining $2,000 for injuries. "While we cannot, conceive of any
"compensation" for the loss* of limb or life,
we have, under the present system, to admit that
tliis is the only means by which the worker, can
secure his dependents and himself from actual
poverty. This is another instance of "insurance"
provided by the union. Yet strange, there are men
who not"only fail to appreciate what has been and
is being done for them, but who would sweep aside
in their petty, egotism and conceit that wliich has
taken years and the hard-earned dollars and cents
of the workers to accomplish.
T T TllILE wo do not for a moment believe that
"" the Mecca of the worker will arrive witli a
six hour day, we are certainly of tho opinion thnt
the reduction, of hours is one of thc most, feasible
means by which the worker can hope to improve
not only his own lot, but, that ol: his brother union-
■ ist, Many of the older craft unions have realized this for a number of years nnd hnvo always
regarded it as tho most important and foremost of
thoir demands. Thoy recognized that with a more
even distribution of work they wore moro likely to
secure tho much coveted job. And possibly the
most remnrkablo feature of this is that tho unions
who havo adopted these tactics aro among those
wherein the machine has made tho most progress.
That the capitalist is as loath to gran/; a reduction
of. hours just as ho opposes increases in wages,
is natural, but ho is forced to admit' that
with the introduction of the machine and speeding
up of workers he is more likely to obtain results
by reducing the hours to be worked each day.
Granted that we are allowed to enjoy just sufficient of the necessities of life to sustain us in our
daily toil, there is this consolation (?) for the
worker—viz., that whether we work six hours a
day or whether we work one, the master class will
have to permit us to live if they themselves would
live, despite the prophecies of the most dismal pessimist who sees nothing but retrogression in what
he terms palliaties. ' The worker, however,
recognizes, without any elaborate deduction, that
he has to live to day; that he has tb take every
morsal that he can; that while he may dream of
the future and its possibilities he can only provide
•for today by availing himself of such palliatives as
the system at present offers.
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That the Asquith government has run against
something much bigger than they ever anticipated
in the Suffragette movement in-the old country is
conclusively proved by the authorities attempting
to suppress the press. The other week the police
raided the offices of The Suffragette, and forbid
the appearance of this paper, at the same time
threatening with prosecution any person or persons who should publish same. The sequel is, however, a very emphatic contradiction of the statement that the Labor Party in England is nothing
but an appendage .of the Liberal Party, for not
only have the members of the former printed the
women's paper and expressed a willingness to take
the consequences of same, but they have compelled
thc government to turn a complete somersault and
the latest, explanation of tlieir action is that they
never "suppressed" the publication, but that nothing of an incriminate.j mature must be printed.
"We recognize that to some men it is irksome to
pay into any union, they' cannot "see" enough
return, or they object to discipline. The real
trouble with these men is they qeed educating.
No matter what system we live or exist under it
will not be possible to escape from discipline, and
should a revolution take place that would
displace the capitalist, system—if such a thing were
possible—tomorrow, or next week, disciplinary
measures of such a nature would be necessary that
thc student of advance thought or economic philosophy, shudders when he-thinks of it. Therefore,
if you would fit yourselves for another and perfect
system you have got to learn to live in this. The
average worker feels this and realizes this, therefore he joins his union, knowing full well that it
is serving its purpose in the struggle of humanity—
he follows the line of least resistance.
and publish same without comment, but the reader
is at liberty to make his own deductions:
How One Slave Died—Reported by a. Fellow Slave
"You are sending Cotton's to E. Radford, Diamond City, Alta., (one that I hustled for you), but
you may discontinue it, as thc poor slave got" killed
on April 21st, and he has no friends here. I will
tell you a few facts about his death, and you can
make what you like of them. He went down the
Chinook coal mine, and did not even get to his
place of work before the lamp in his cap (a naked
light) caused a gas explosion and killed him instantly. Seven other men got badly burned. They
brought him up just as ho fell, no covering. A few
minutes afterwards tliey brought up a dead mule,
covered. It wns snid in the crowd by someone:
'Hard lines tho mule got killed; he was a dandy
worker.' Now, I nm nt a loss to know which mule
they meant. However, the mnn was buried the following night after dusk. TTo was taken ip a common
rig nnd six miners were nil that were at his funeral.
Tie was buried with no more respect than what the
othor mulo received, Of course he was not a union
man. As his pooplo are away in tho old country
(England) compcnsn'iioif has novor boon mentioned. It is a clear case, but there is no ono horo to
take it up,"
United Mine Workers of America
District No. 18
Fernie, B.C., May 5th, 1913.
To the Officers and Members
Looal Unions, Dist. 18,
Owing; to C,.   Stuhhn having ronl-rrnod the Presidency of
Dist,,   18,   (/. M. V. oi" A., your E*xtiOu*Uv« Guard havo instructed me to notify you that an Election for that office
will be held on 9th June. Nominations must be in the
District office not lat<|r than 24th May, and the Ballots
returned as per Constitution not later than June 19th.
Yours Fraternally •
To .ihe Editor, District Ledger-
Dear Sir,—As some interested party
or parties have seen fit to send for
publication' in the Lethbrstlg-i Herald
a very distorted report of the doings
of Gladstone Local, I feel that it is incumbent upon me, as the chairman of
that meeting, to set forth in our own
paper the true facts of the case, and
incidentally to correct a few inac-"
curacies in the report already referred to and which, presumably the sender or senders of the report had not
time (or was it inclination? to attend
to. The "rousing" gathering" referred
to in the headline of the article was
composed of between 20 and 30 members, and only 20 votes were recorded,
12 being for Stubbs and *8 being for
Smith.. "Rousing," surely, this, out
of a membership of 1,200! Then another headline in the Herald says: "A
Surprise to the Socialist Wing." There
is no Socialist "wing" to Gladstone
Local, it is a "body,' and solid at that.
Then as to the "surprise," both President Smith and myself were fully
aware that an attempt would be made
to rush the nomination of Stubbs
through our own Local, .and yet' no
effort was made to defeat this object;
therefore our hands, at least; are
clean in this matter. "Again the
Herald says: "According to the information received by the Herald from
authoritative sources, Messrs. Franz
(meaning myself) and Martin, two ot
the members of the Fernie Local,
made the statement at the meeting on
Friday night that Smith had said he
would stand^ for election for the presidency "provided he were nominated
by the Fernie Local, giving as his reasons that he was the 'most popular,'
and would stand the best chance of
beating Stubbs on the issue of the
election, that is, whether the U. M, W.
of A. should adhere to the principles
of trades unionism or the platform of
the Socialistic party of Canada, which
Smith would champion in the campaign."   ,       o    '
The words quoted "most popular"
(as the "authoritative source" referred
to above ■ is aware) are absolutely
false, and was not uttered either by
Bro. Martin or myself. The issue, involved is far greater than the "authoritative sources" care to confess,
and which probably the scribe in the
Herald office will never 'be able to
understand thoroughly.     I will leave
something. There'always was, and I
guess always will be, men ' of ' this
stamp who call themselves union men,
who really are union breakers. It is
no new thing to me to find this class
in the Western part of Canada the
same as in the Old Country. I myself
have not always agreed with what our
District Officials 'have done and could
not- always see eye to eye with them.
Still I am broad-minded enough to
know and to confess that none of us
are perfect, I think if we use the old
adage, "He" that is without- fault let
him cast the first stone," there will
be very little stone throwing.
I beg to remain, .
Yours, etc.,
Taber, Alta., May 13th, 1913.
it to J. B. Smith .to deal with thels*
sue involved at some later date, but
would just like to draw the attention
of the members of our District to the
last paragraph of the "Herald" article,
which says "Stubbs is working hard,
while other officials of the executive,
who are closely related to him in the
fight, are touring the district putting
up a hard fight-in his behalf." Why
is this thus? and if true, who is going
to pay the expenses of the "tourists"?
In conclusion I wish to say tliat I
have nothing whatever against tho
nominator of Stubbs Ir. our Local, nor
of the supporters of the nomination,
yet I cannot closo without congratulating tho interested party or parties'
upon tho success , of their methods,
merely reminding these gentry that it
will be tho voto on Juno Oth wliich
will count, nntl not a "snap vote" nomination.
Yours truly,
Vico-Prosidont Gladstone Loral.
To the Editor, District Ledger-
Dear Sir,—Kindly allow mo a few
comments on the present controversy
of District 18 re Stubbs explanation.
The first part of his article ls a severe
drilling of the late editor, who ls not
now here to defend himself, and whom
he did not master as he would like to
have done, that person being able to
stand on his own legs, and not bow
to our ex-president. Then Stubbs
goes onto state about the vilifying
and slanderous statements made by
the late editor and members of our
organization. I am afraid he uses
the words vilifying and , slanderous
statements instead of fair criticism.
Now, why members should forget
themselves as to kick over the traces
we will have to probe and find out
the cause and remove same obstruction. To do'1 this fellow workers we
must take ourselves back to an Executive meeting held at Frank, April lst
called, no ono knows what for until
they became seated. And vjhat for?
j To-discuss something of importance
regarding the organization, or say, the
yardage question? No, no; they were'
to discuss the endorsation of Vice-
President Tones, or if not that they
were there to consider the best way to
tell tie members that he was going to
j run for Lethbridge as a Lib.-Lab. (for
the benefit of the organization).
Just fancy the benefit the organiza-
, tion was going to have, brothers,
And also to grant J. 6. Jones eighteen
days leave of*, absence without pay
(they did not impose on us there) to
tell the people and miners ■ of Lethbridge what he was'going to do for the
benefit of the organization. Now,
brothers, let us see what great records they have achieved since being
In office or rather since the last election. We have seen Stubbs and
.Tones once in Michel, but we have
not seen Carter, that is to address a
To. the Editor, District Lotlgor—
Dear Sir,—t see by Board Member
Gray'H letter that he wishes to mtiko
hlniBolf clear to our membership in
District 18 so that the members may
judge for themselves who Is right nnd
who is wrong. I myself think that
it is time this was out out altogether.
The fuss which Is being mado Just bo-
causo Vice-President Jonoa ran as n
Labor candidate or whatever you llko
to call It, and was supported by Pros,
absurd, altho' according to Hoard Mem-
absurd, and according to Board Member Gray thoy have committed a ter-
rlblo crime Now, Mr. Editor, I would
llko tb know who was more llkoly to
represent tho. minors''of District 18,
Doos Board Member Gray think that
by bringing an outsider (a Socialist)
In that It would benefit tho minors of
Distriot 18? If lto thinks no, I do not.
Tlio resolution of advice adopted a*
tho last convention I regard as something that would hnvo boon bettor loft
alono, and thoro Is no doubt thnt it
was doped out by tlio delegates who
hnd not previously toatod tliolr Locals
as to tliolr political ideas. Sponklng
broadmlndodly, I tako It tlmt ovory
Individual mlnoworkor linn a right to
his own political Ideas. I know that
among tho rank and file wo havo Con-
Riirvn1lvo«,T,lbornlB, Pnofn1i«t« nnd In-
bor: 1 Rkvo all men credit for their
owii.oplnlotis. Gray thon goes on to
nay, pr n»k, why does not Secretary
Carter und Vice-President Jones also;
resign, nnd thnt also it lias boon ru«
mored thnt he (Gray) wns aftflr one
of thoso position*. On tho faco of
It. don't It":look very likely? I, too,
hnvo MY OWN wny of being blunt
nnd saying what 1 think Is right, and
I endorse what Vico-Proaldent Jones
did. I also think that If we had sup*
ported moi'tt our own organization, tfw
labor problom would not be no acute,
and wc would Uavo m, more satisfactory repr-ftsftntatlve In the house, Instead of being without any, *• w« ara
today. An a labor man I have watched thia v*ry closely, and haw corns
to the eojicJoaJon that 1-fca «©emer wa
cut out thesa party.. BOlftfea am* gnt.
down In one solid body to ha tabor
cauaft, tha toonor we shall b« doing
meeting, so they' must be busy~some*
where for the benefit of the organization, therefore we must come to the
conclusion that the executive meeting
at Frank was a thing that had no right
to be called, at the expense of this
District. And now with.regard to the
leave , of absence granted to Vice-
President Jones does it not look, on
the face. of it, after seeing him so
often at different locals, that It has
been nothing but one long leave of
absence since his taking of office?
And again, If we can afford to dispense with his services for eighteen
days, surely wo can for all time, us
j that money could bo put to uso whero
we could derivo some benefit from
it. And now with regards to Stubbs"
defence at the mass mooting in Fornlo,
j nnd the stand ho took, and he takes
I tho wholo responsibility of the others,
so thoy must bo vory fortunate to havo
some ono to tako their responsibility;
I wish wo wore all so fixed. Ho took
the floor for half an hour and told tho
in embers present In a vory ablo way
thus, that ho hnd come lo the conclusion after careful .consideration, ...that
he could get bettor legislation by having a Llb.-Lab. In the houso (that.Is
what ho meant) and of courso wo all
know what a Llb.-Lab. is fromexperl-
once, although J. O. Jones himself
tolling mo personally the only timo
ho was in Mlchol slnco his election,
that wo would havo to fight on tho
political field as woll as tho Industrial
flold, and tho only party for us was
tho Soclnllst party. Now, aftor hearing Stubbs in formor days sponklng bo
much on Socialism, nnd tolling tho
workers that It was tho only party
who was working for their Interests,
I have become much onllghtonod aa
to tho tactics ho Is now using, that I
have como to tho conclusion after
careful consideration, that It was not
so much tlio momhors and organization ho had at heart as his Own material lntorost, and It sooma that ho Is
fighting his c«bo now on nothing but
Yours fratornally,
Operators Endeavor to
Start Fake Union
(Continued from,Page 1)   '
nine laborer, mine laborers, or other
workmen nr.s or have been discharged
by the company, he or they shall not
remain in the employ of the company
while his or their case is being inves-
t'gated and pri tied. If a claim 'b,?
made within five days where,, a man
or men has or have been unjustly dismissed, the case shall be dealt with
according to this article, and if it is
proven that he or they have been unjustly dealt with he or they shall be
reinstated. If a claim is made for
compensation for time Jost, in case
their reinstatement has followed, it
shall be left to the1' management of the
company and the officers of the District No. 28 U. M. W. of A. to decide
what amount, if any, ls to be paid.
Any breach of this agreement by
any of the parties hereto is not to
void the said agreement, but the, same
is to continue in full force and effect.
ItyiB not intended, however, by this
subsection to abridge the right of the
men to suspend work after the final
settlement as herein provided, If the
company refuse to be bound by any
decision given against them under this
Duties of Committee
The pit committee shah be a committee of three in each colliery or
other plant covered by this agreement,
selected by the employees working at
such colliery or other plant, from
amongst their own members, except
one member may be a check-weigh-
man or an officer of =the local union
not necessarily an employee of "the
company, this member must previously have been selected "as cliack-weigh-
man or officer from amongst the employees of aforesaid collieries or, plant,
due notice of such election properly
certified shall be given to the company. '       . .
The duties of the pit committee
shall be confined to" the settlement
of disputes between the overman or
foreman and any employee working
in or around the mines, arising out
of this agreement, ancl all agreements
made in connection therewith, the
overman' or- foreman a ftian or. men
having failed to agree.
The pit°committee, m discharge of
its duties shall under no circumstances go airound the mine for any cause
whatever unless called upon by the
foreman or overman, or by a miner
or. day man, who may have a grievance which he has first tried and cannot settle with the bos3.
Members of the pit committee em-
On Monday and Tuesday a labor
drama entitled 'The Strike Leader"
will be depicted in two reels, "and will,
no doubt, prove quite an attraction in
this part of the country.
Only Three Shows of the First Class
Travelling on the Road.
* There are only three of the circuses
of. the first class travelling on the
road today. That' is, there are only
three circuses carrying three rings in
which the performance Is given. These
circuses are the Barnum, and Bailey,
The Ringling afnd The Yankee Robinson circus. All of these shows have
three rings, two elevated stages and
the usual hippodrome track where the
races are held, The Robinson circus
gives its Wild West performance in
the hippodrome track. , The other
two shows do not carry the Wild West
annex, but give a spectacular performance in addition tb the circus.
The Soux Falls Argus-Leader,
speaking of the Robinson circus, states that the performance is on a par
with either the Barnum or Ringling
circus, and states emphatically that
the present Yankee Robinson circus"
will excel the Barnum show within a
few years.
"ployed-;aT~day "men "shall-5ot_leave
their places of cduty during working
hours, except by permission of the
overman or foreman or in cases Involving the stoppage of the mine.
The company wil\ give to the U. M.
W. of A. full recognition and concede
the check-off system, tlmt"is tb say,
upon the individual requests in writing of any of the company's employees
the company Bhall deduct such monies
from their wages oach month as Is
is designated for dues - assessments, fines and initiation fees, In
other words, the company will retain
from the -wages duo employees any
sum thoy have given orders upon the
company for In writing, payable to
such officers of the U. M. W. of A.
as may be designated in such orrd urs,
which shall bo continuous ordors not
rovokablo, whilo tho makers' remain
ln tho employ or tho company, except
that tho employees embrace In tho
article hoadod employees, not undor
Jurisdiction, may revoke ordors as
above glvon by thorn.
(Just a word to corrospfindencos.
Wo lmvo roc'olved a number of com-
mnnlcntlons bearing upon tho abovo
Ibsiuo, but. moat of our readera are
sufficiently broad-mlndod to reallzo
that thoro Is a limit to tho spneo of
iiii* iiAjmr unul it wo should be compelled to curtail any correspondence
of a cantcnHowss nature ll will bo doe
regard to hoth sides of tho Ihsuo.
Lethbridge Murderer
,1Gaueht_in_the States
Bukawlnlan  Miner Located In Great
Falls, State of Montana.
LETHBRIDGE, May 10.—"Do you
want Italian murdor happened at number throo mino.',
TIiobo Words wero wired to Chief of
Pollco Davis lato on Saturday by the
sheriff at Oroat,Falls, Montana. It
rolatos to the supposod murdor of
John Durkn, who was found on tho
morning of November B, 1012, In Staf-
fordvlllo, lying dead In n pool of blood.
Durka was a nnkowinlan minor at
No. 3, nnd on tho night previous to
Ills death had boon In attendance nt a
Russian "wedding colouration, Every
clreumstnnco surrounding his donth
pointed to murder, and sovoral of
Durkn's associates woro nrrostod on
suspicion, hut woro later rolonsed. Tho
case had boon practically forgotten,
and the only Boquol to tho abovo telegram ia that Borne ono hns glvon him-
snlf tip and made a confession to tho
cvfino, m there is |o description of
any suspect abroad,*'and tho only way
In which the deed could possibly bo
l*l.i(-c*<  nvuiii ut; (IffviiKIl a CVUiuoai-uit.
Ads. Classified-Gent a Word
GIRL WANTED-eApply to L. A. S.
Dack, McPherson Avenue. 40-n.p,
FOR SALE.—14 dozen Aylesbury
Ducks, three days old, 35 cents each.
Mrs. A. Davies, Fernie Annex.   39-3tp
FOR SALE—Four roomed House
and half-acre of land. Cameron Ave.,
West Fernie.   Apply, A. Luke. , 30-3tp
MATRIMONIAL AGENCY ot highest character. Strictly private, up-
to-date, seventh successful year. If
wishing to marry, investigate our plan
—it is different. Ideal Introduction
Club.   Box 1776, Vancouver, B.C. 3S-6
FOR SALE—For, $200, northeast
portion of Lot 4, block 2, of Lot 5455
Westc, Fernie. Size 55 ft. by 132 ft.
Box 367,-Trail, B..C.      ■ 38-G
- FOR SALE—7. acres, house and barn
one mile from Fernie,- .two creeks,
well,' etc. Easy terms. Apply to C.
Ferguson, Gateway, B.C. 38-6tp
SALE—Apply Mrs. Fred Ingram, Pellat Avenue, north   (opposite    Home
Bakery). "      39-3 tp.
All kinds of Ho.usehoId"Fufniture
bought in large or small quantities,
also gents' cast-off clothing. Secondhand Store, Victoria Avenue North.
TAXIDERMY—As I am leaving for
the old country,on Juno 6th I am unable to accept any further orders for
taxidermy work until my return In
August. Con. Reeso, West Fernie.
.   . 39-3tp.
ported Sicilian Buttercups; great layers bf tho day; fow sittings at $4.00
per 15; after May 15th half price.
Frod Polletler, Fernie, B. C, Box 1022,
Shilohb Cure
auicHiY stops co-liana, centa couja,
HALIFAX, N. 8., May 20.—Another
day passed without a wheel turning
on tho Halifax street railway. U waa
expressed nt the meeting of tho controllers yesterday, that the company
would wvA a now roply to the city's
Mwioeit tbat they regret tha trouble
tint feared It emli aot b* arbitrated
Y«at«rday <*•** ih* annlv#rsary nt
(aa great explosion at Coal Creak
eleven years ago.
"Silent Jim" will ho tho two red
foaturo nttrnctlon at tho IbIb for Fri-
Ohf •auO ftft'wiiii.Ji'.f, 'k'vo* i* '« warty
built around tho famoua Northwest
Mounted Police and la likely to appeal
to those who havo been awaiting tho
appearance of a Canadian subject In
which the great West figures as a
background for a play abonnrtlwr In
vitality and tha preaontatlon of good
■*him<*t«r artltur. Tht* prngram will
he rounded off with a jfoofl selodlon
of comedy anbjecta: "Heroic Harold,"
WA Night at Tha Cloh." «"Cttp!d'a As-
slatABta," Br. nunlon," "A Winning
Httta," •»« "Th# Coetoo Ckjefc" tn
addition a dramatic subject entitlad
"Ths Vat*raaa' Maacot" wDl alio be
thrown on tlia •eraan.
FOR RENT—Four-roomed Houso;
moat kitchen,, clothes closet, electric
light, wator, o'tc Apply, Wm. Barton,
ngont Singers Sowing Machine Co.,'
City <io-3tp.
House In contro of Fornlo; Lot 1,
Block 40, N.W. corner, Hanson andMc-
Phorson Avonuo. Apply,.C. Stephenson, next door*to,,property.       40-3tp
FOR SALE—A limited numbor of
Brltlsli-mado Blcyclos direct from factory, Coventry, England! frame wold-
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rims, rustless spokes, Eadlo coaster
brakes, Dunlop non-slip tiros; a first-
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SEE! It's Coming! Spring! Someone will want thoso lots In Cedar Val-
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FOR SALE—A profltablo Poultry
Ranch A-lth flvVrjime.l thick, Incu-
bntorc, brooders, brood-coops, chicken
liouaos, over. 400 bond of purobrcd
chicken, ducks, roobi .u-i Uirltoya;
ireok running through: ,*o Idpnl placo
for pu'ltry raising; an nv»,tago of |r»0
l*or n.orlh profit for the last two
yenrs. This couM Xu rnlsed by dovot-
Ing mrr'e timo t> ih.» Illness. On
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'j.tvlo?, Fornlo Ann*)*, D, •',
im **Ujuc)^Mh*««tl(Sf*tVt
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•t   >
frJMMm*-¥»*»¥»**¥»*¥»¥¥»¥**»y»  ,   t.
of The  District Camps
».»»»¥¥¥¥¥ Vj|
■ ■ The stork was seen In'Welsh Camp
during the latter part of last   week.
"Eventually the great bird settled down
at the house of.Mr. and Mrs. William
Corlett,'leaving a fine son.     Mother.
.and   .child,   doing   well.     "Captain"
making cinder tea.   Luck to you, boy!
Hosmer Football Club were visitors
to Coal Creek on Saturday last. After
a game, in which CoarCreek had most
of the play, the result was Coal Creek
1, Hosmer 0.    Mr. J. Quinney handled
the game in a masterly fashion.
Coal Creek Football Club Journey to
Blairmore on Saturday, May 24th. We
are looking for two points on this
match, boys; dig up!
The shiveree band disturbed,the
peace again on Tuesday by giving a
"noisical' welcome to Mrs. Wm. Shen-
field and daughter, who arrived ,ln
' camp from England on the Coal Creek
Flyer. Peace was restored^when
. Bill came through 'with the dough. •
We always • thought a certain person was on the. waiter wagon, but he
looked well on the brewery dray on
Tuesday. 'Ring off! No offence!'
' Mike Perri, a teamster of Fernie,
was thrown' from his rig oh Tuesday
and - sustained a severe .scalp wound.
' Joe Hamer rendered first aid.
Quite a large number'of Creekites.
went to Fernie* on the .7.45 a.m. train
-on Tuesday to witness    the    circus
street.parade.     Only a very few men
' turned out to work on the afternoon
.■shift "«.   ,• •
Coal Creek has' always been famous
' for producing artists for variety stage.
Our latest find is a female impersona-
- tor.   ' We understand he is an "Arthur
Roberts" in embryo.     He will positively appear at the H. Atkinson benefit concert in the Club Hall on June
2nd.     Get your tickets early. '
, The   football   committee   heartily
thank aii the residents of the camp,
who have promised to give refreshments for the dance to be held on Friday  evening,  May 23rd,  also  Trites
Woods for loan of crockery.
Jimmy Eckersley came out of his-,
pital on/Tuesday. ' We hope to see
you back at work soon, Jimmy.
on the "Moose" before the charter
: closes. See R. Billsborough for particulars. -" - ■
For a laughable "Nigger Farce" take
in the benefit concert on June 2.
Tickets now on sale..
The foreign element was" well represented at the ..funeral of the late
Frank Greco on Sunday last.
Coal Creek must be booming by the
influx of strangers every week.
Mrs. Proudlbck and family, ot West
Fernie, Mrs. J, Wood and family, of
.Cranbrook, and Mrs. Ed. Wood, of
Welsh Camp, wero visiting at the
house of Mrs. W. R, Puckey on Wednesday. (Keep your eye on tlio Lodger man.)
Mr. McVnnnol, formerly ot the
Fornlo Co-Operntive Store, is at pro-
sent stationed at Coal Creok branch
of Trites Woods Co., whoro he Is busy
dishing out groceries.
Professor Jackson and man aro busy
with the water works arrangements
for Coyote Street. No more kicking,
Tho gardens around horo are bogln-
Ing t<> show slgiiB of llfo. Tho fow
hours of sunshine evidently worked
wonders. '    *
Sovon timber- wolves ts not bad for
ono day's capture, ThlB wns accomplished by. throo of our local Nlm-
rods, W. Richards, Harry Martin nnd
Joo Allon. ■ Whilst croBalng ovor.tho
foothills ln tho midst of Mount Proctor, tho throo mon suddenly found
thomsolvos In tho midst of an howling
pack, with tho old he-wolf perched on
tho Btump of ri iroo, loading the band,
A woll dlrectcd"Bhot from W Rlchnrdn,
however, cut short hia soronado and
tho others of tho pack quickly vanished. The heroic sports tracked thorn
to thoir lair and quickly secured thorn
allvo. Up to Thursday thoso could
ho soon at the houso of J. Allen, of
; West Fornlo.
Tho Coal Crook Flyor on Thursday
s|ftcrnoon brought another resident
■ amongst us from Cumberland, England, In tho person of MrB, Mark
Brnndh and family, Mnrlt has boon
proparlng for thoir reception for some
time now. Wo bid you welcome
among us. Remember tho nhlvoreo
band and the bloodhounds,
Knon disappointment Is felt ln tho
camp at tho postponement of tho Vot-
ornns* concert, as announced In last
week's Lodger, We hopo for a ful-
.tftfiiumt at mmo cariy date.
Sir, Hardy and Mr. McNeil, of Lethbridge, were taking In the Bights of
this burg on Thursday.
Tho llno-up of tho Coal Crook team
Vim. itH-vft'iR to niHinnore on ttntur-
day will be as follows: T. Tlanns,
goal; J. SlcLetchlo and W. McFegan,
backa; Yato») PHrnoll and Whyto,
halves; forwardi, Harper, Watson,
Partridge, Armatrong and T. Martin.
♦«►♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦*♦♦*♦♦
few of the old faces are now seen.
Michel played their selected team with
the exception of Bob Hampson at centre half, Will Whitehouse, an •> old-
timer, filling the breach. Fernie did
well to keep on level terms up to half
time, when'each side had one goal
each. During the second half Michel
scored two more, making the final
reading 3—1 in favor of the home
team. . Both sides played nice football at. times, but Michel made the
best use of their opportunities. " It
was a good clean game,,arid appreciated by a large number of spectators.
The Michel Juniors visited Fernie
to play a friendly match with the Juniors of that burg, returning home defeated, though not disgraced, by the
score of 1—0. The "kids" report having spent a good time considering that
most of them went away before receiving their pay.        .. "
.The regular meeting of the Local
Union of the' IJ. M. W. of A. was held
on Sunday, when nominations for the
District President were invited. On
account of President Stubbs' resignation from that position, which took
place last month, Jack Smith, of
Fernie, having been nominated, this
Local decided to endorse his candidature.
On Sunday evening quite a concourse of people were assembled on
the C. P. R. depot, various reasons being given and discussed as to the chief
object. However, on the arrival of'
the passenger train, quite ,ah irregular
procession was seen making towards
the Roman Catholic'Church, headed
by the clericals., -The centre of interest being Archbishop" Casey, who
had come to Michel for 'the'"purpose of
The basket social and dance held
under the auspices of the Michel
Lodge-of therI. 0. O. F; was/attended
with success on Monday evening.-The
affair was opened by an impromptu
concert; Mr. Tom Cunliffe .presiding.
The following artists contributed
songs, etc., Mrs. Gullett, song; Mr. D.
Grundy, .recitation; Mr. "M. L. Taylor,
song;, Mrs Hayes, son^; Mr. H Mc-
Adam, humorous song. The sale of
baskets- then took place, Mr. Arthur
Newton acting as auctioneer. Some
brisk bidding took place at times causing much: interest, and also excitement.   , The donor   of   the   highest
prized basket being Mrs. Alex Murray,
which realized $12.50 being bought by
Mr. E. Carter: . The total amount realized was upwards of $75. The dance
followed and was held in Martin's
Hall. Mr. A. Almond's orchestra
provided. the music and Mr. A. Newton was floor manager. Rigs were
run for tho, convenience of patron's
from old town.
Mr.'W. R. Wilson, manager of the
Coal Company, was down here last
Saturday, sizing up tho 'prospects" of
the camp. He also vlplted tho football match between tho locals and the
Fernie boys.
The contract for the new tunnel on
No. 8 side has been awarded to Charlie
Salmo, the Italian, so we understand.
Tlio stork paid a visit to tho house
of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Touhoy's on
Sunday. Sorry to hoar that thc baby
Is dead,
Anothor handicap wrostllng mntch
tok placo on Tuesday In tho Opora
Houso between the same contestants,
Bob Ilampson, of Mlchol, and. Guy
Sanson,' of PInc'hor Crook. Tho lat-
tor, who undertook to throw Ilampson three times In ono hour, but this
timo It was arranged that If Ilampson secured a throw ho did not win,
unless Sniisom failed to got tho throo
falls ln ono hour, which ho did fall to
do, and had to forfeit the $50; also
tho gato monoy, which was 75 por cont
for the winner and 25 por cont for tho
losor. Sansom secured tho first fall
In 48 - minutes and tho second ln 0
minutes, hut could not got tho third
In tho throo minutes loft. It was a
woll contested match and full of In-
torcst. The preliminary was won hy
Frank Roberts over Harry McAdam.
Bill Savage has loft tlio camp onco
again to try his luck In fields and pastures now. ''No moro you'll hoar
tho rooster crow!"—moybo,
Quito a number of MIcholltoB Journeyed to Fornlo to tako ln tho Al. Q.
Barrios' Circus, nnd you could aoo tho
glad smile on tho kiddles' fncoa, especially those with tho balloons.
♦♦♦»»♦ + ♦ ♦♦*♦♦«.*♦♦
♦ ■■ .♦
same.        •
The following team will represent
Hosmer against Bellevue:  A. Adamson, McQueen, Evans, Rice, Wardrop, I
Balderstone, White, Bain, H.  Adamson; Thornton A. N. Other.
Acting-President J. O. Jones, accompanied by C.  Theodorvich,  attended
the local meeting on Sunday on business. ■'   ,
were Fernie visitors on Friday last.
.Mrs. G. Miller and Miss, McKelvie
v Mr. M. Kuszma and Miss Louise La-
fek w$re married Monday by the Rev,
Father O'Neil. The wedding and fes:
tivities shaded that of Lockie Mc-
Graw's by a mile, a dance, at which
high jinks were held taking place at
the Queens in the evening and was
attended by a large crowd. It is
pleasing to notice that the residents
of Hosmer are becoming more sociable, which is as it should be. A piece
of starched linen around one's neck
after all doesn't amount to so much.
Campbell's Orchestra supplied the
music. A. B. is evidently getting
ready for Labor Day.
A large number of Hosmerites, both
juvenile and.adults, took in the circus"
at Fernie on Tuesday. The livery
men wouldn't be sorry if they came
regularly, everything that they could
hang harness oh being readily hired.
The Order of the Owls and Moose
thinking Hosmer a happy hunting
grotmd invaded it during the wcik
with the object of getting thoir orders
established. A felloi-v would be acme
kind of aii'-'animal if he joined -both,
A,large number of the residents of
Kootenay Avenue are1 going in rather
extensively for gardening this year.
Old Sol just needs to show himself
kind of regular and Hosmer will be
transformed into the city beautiful.
Hosmer Juniors are practising football very faithfully these days and intend having a say in the destination
of the Liphardt Cup this season. Coal
Creek, Fernie and Michel Juniors
please take notice.
The ladies - of the .Presbyterian
Church are giving an afternbon tea
on' Thursday, May 29, from 3 to 5.
Everybody welcome. Don't forget the
A bunch of drunken musicians were
rounded up by our local guardian of
the peace Wednesday and taken to the
lock-up.', These_peopl_e„a_re_becoming.
a nuisance and it is to<be hoped that
the action of the police will not oe
without a deterrent effect upon those
who imagine they can disturb, the
peace and serenity of our burg.
Mr. J. Milo died Thursday last, the
15th, after a long illness. The funeral
took place Saturday. A widow and
large family are unfortunately left
in  very  straightened  circumstances.
T. H. Williams, mine inspector paid
his usual monthly visit to-Hosmer for
the purpose of inspecting the mines.
Fernie Football Club might use a
little more consideration ovor the
granting of transfers to players, and
expedlto matters a little whon requested to turn over papers.
Hosmer meets Bollevue In a league
gamo Saturday 24th. Being a holiday there should bo a good crowd on
hand to boost for tho locals, Kick
off at 3.30.
Jim and John without a doubt aro
tho finest impersonators ln tho Pass
as tho Black Prince nnd Henry VIII.
You stand pre-cmlnont; Vostn Tilly
would not havo a look In.
Nothing doing around the mines
this week. The trouble is believed
to be with the C. P. R. in regard to the
freight payments. The company is
taking the opportunity of doing some
repairs. The screens are being overhauled and a new transmission rope
being put on.
Jules Lavenne, formerly of Spring-
hi'.l, >,'. ».-,■ wa* ic Tabpr on Saturda;.'
on business in connection wltlTa mini
he Is running at, Winnifred.
Alex Patterson and Abe Bateman
went to Lethbridge on Wednesday as
witnesses in the compensation caso of
John Curlock vs. Canada West Coal
Co. They were subpoenaed by the
company. This Is the first case with
this company that has gone to the
courts since the strike. The man
had his eye injured by- a piece of coal
during the winter and had to go to the
hospital at Lethbridge. .An accident
somewhat similar to this happened In
the winter of 1911, but the company
paid the compensation without any objection.    ,
Taber Local decided not to nominate anyone for the office of District
Karl Judson is having a new picture
palace built on Hough Street opposite
the drug store.
■ Jim Marshall is improving the appearance of the Royal Hotel by having
it re-painted.
Alex Patterson and Jack Furez are
giving their houses a coat of paint,
which improves tlieir appearance considerably.
Geo. Shaefer has bought the house
formerly owned by Walter Coombs
and moved into it. Mis former home
will be occupied by Mike Besko, who
will move from the mine houses.
Drilling at the gas well has been at
a standstill the last few days' owing
to a cave-in. The hole is now. down
nearly twenty-eight hundred feet, and
has cost the town about thirty thousand dollars. The drilling company
has a contract of so much per foot,
and in addition to that it seems that a
joker in the .contract calls for twenty-
five dollars per day for every day not
should be so cheap, and bears should
be so dear!'
We see some of the youngsters in
camp running around with their fathers' working buttons on, and we want
to say we like, to see them with the
union label on!
Those people who wish to know if
the tent in- the lower camp is for an isolation case, had better have a chat
with Bill Leiiiunv about it.
Unable  to   Decide   How  Striker
His Death in Fort William
actually engaged iiTdrilling, Pretty
smart business that. °
Outside work is very scarce in Taber this season only, one business building being erected so .far, a new dry
goods store on Front-Street.
A serious accident happened to the
young son of George'Schaefer on Wednesday evening. The child was out
playing on somo vacant lots where a
mare and colt were picketed, and on
getting too close to the animal waB
kicked In the hea<L The doctor was
summoned and found that tho child
had several teeth knocked out, and a
bad cut over one eye, but Is expected
Nearly Eight Thousand Mongolians
Entered Canada During Last Fiscal
Year and Most of Them Stayed In
British Columbia—Huge Addition
to Revenues of Province From
Moiety of Per Capita Levy.
OTTAWA, May 20.—Notwithstanding Premier McBride's repeated declarations for a white British Columbia, the revenues of the Pacific province are profiting more than ever by
the immigration of Chinese, the numbers coming in during the past fiscal
year being greater'than'1 in any preceding yea." in the history of the country.
The total 'hinese population . of
Canada is now about 30,000, more than,
two-thirds of whom are in British
New Method   of    Producing Superior
Metalby Use of Cobalt Means
LONDON, May 21.—The Daily Mail
says that great interest has been
aroused in Sheffield in a method of
producing superior high speed steel by
the introduction of cobalt.
The process has been, patented all
over the world by. a continental firm,
but there are signs that in Sheffield,
-llie centre of the high speed steel industry, the manufacturereB will fight
for the privilege of making the new
steel without having to pay" royalties
under a foreign patent.
* The new material, it is" said, marks
a great advance on the best qualities
of steel at present obtainable for boring and cutting tools.    ■
a few years ago, when the discovery
of high speed steel caused a revolution in steel making, American ■> inventors sought a monopoly by means
ot patents. The case was taken to
the courts and the Americans lost.
The football garni played laat flat-
urday b-etwwn Michel and Farnia here
wa*« well toafctt*!. BMh tM«* fcvre
nnitarnon* nany rhHtoro* tht* ****on
In the formation of thalr taani, and
A. Altomar, tho Italian who fired
at A. Pomlecltck and wounded htm In
tho sld®, has boon committed to thn
asslKos, ball being tixea at $2,000.   |
That trie population of tionium*   is |
growing Is evinced by the fact that;
iho old school house has been hsqnlsi-]
llonod for teaching purposos again owing to there not helug mn>uj;!i accom-
modiitkiti iu Vue snew putilic m-liool.
Tho Hosmor footballers Jonrnoyod
to Coal Creok Saturday Inst to play
thoir league fixtnrw nnd lost liy tho
only goal scored—a soft ono at that,
i.owover. wo ara not downheartod. We
Kitrn thorn a good run far thn points
and they haVo to play on our mud
heap yot. The generosity of Ted
KngJUh may poiaibly have upset the
nervous ayatem of tha Hoamar play-
J. E, Smith, of Coal Crook, wat
»ow»I»al«4 %y H.**»*r Local far tis*
PrntUttmey of filatrM 19 and ho hn*
algnlflad Ma wllllntntai   to   aecapt
Tho home of Mr. nnd Mrs. Frank
Pearson was tho Bcono of a pretty
wedding on Wodnosday tho 21st,. when
thoir daughter, Ethol hocamo tho brldo
of Mr. Thomas Vloro, of Colomnn. Tho
brldo lookod attractive and wlnsomo
In her bridal robe of Ivory duchosB
satin, and carrlod an equlslto shower
bouquet of bridal roses, Tho ceremony was performed by tlio Rev. Mr.
Young In tlio prosonco of a largo numbor ot giiosts. Miss Jennie Thomas
nttondod tho brldo, whilo Mr, .Tamos
Loo did tho honors for tho groom.
Immediately at tho conclusion of tho
cofomony a sumptuous supper was
Horvod, tho event proving n most on-
Joyohlo ono for all thoso who woro fortunate enough to attend. Mr. and
MrB, Vloro wero tho recipients of a
magnificent array of wedding gifts,
Aftor a honeymoon spent in Spokane
and other western cltloa tho happy
couple will roako thoir homo In Colo-
Tho limcroRt, Bns^hnll Club hold *
|danco In tho Union Hall on Tuesday
Mr. Harry Marshall resigned his
position as bartender In tho Union
Hotel. During his stay In Illllcrost
Mr, Mur«hall mado many trUmiln, who
regm liis departure.
Joioph McMulltn haa accepted a
position na hartondor In tho Union
Hotel which wna vacated by tho resignation of Harry Marshall.
Mr. and Mrs. John McDonald paid a
visit, in irilkrcBt cm Wcdneaday.
William Ryan, who haa been away
to Dmzcau since a few iuuuUih, returned laat week and la making preparations to move his family to tlraa-
Mems. Dan Morris, mil Taylor,
John lAtitittlotit) *»ti Ted Clcmi*
mntnrfitl to tho Tlnrmv. coat ffeld-t thf«
Pay day, with Its kicks, has gono by
onco more, and one wonders If It ls in
fulfilment of the Scriptural quotation,
"Thoro shall bo much running to and
fro ln tho world,' Pay day Is a mighty
factor, anyhow.
Tho schools hold Arbor Day on the
Oth, and tho children have set a good
ojqimplo to those responsible fo? tho
cleanliness of tho rest of the camp.
Tho fishing season has oponod up
with moro enthusiasm than fish, bo
Great preparations nro bolng mnde
for the dance of tho PoIIbIi Sick Society on tho 23rd, nnd a successful
dance ls looked for.
Sunday, 18th, was tho! first anniversary of the dedication of tho Roman
Catholic church and tho occasion was
fittingly colobrated.
Our 08teom»,'l frlond Mr Simpson
is still confined to tho hospital with
rhoumatlsm, and tho ladles of tho
Christian findonvor havo conductod
tho service for tho Inst two Sundnys
TRONO—Horn to Mr, an I Mis
Miiilo Trono nt. tho'.inch Inst,, n
Tho polar hoar In Banff Is to lmvo ri
new don built   by   tho government,
which Is to cost throo thousand dollars.    The don Is to bn fitted HP wilh
bath, etc., and nil modern Improve
ments, necessary for such nn aristocratic bruln.    Now, it nil depends on
how ono looks ut a mattor of this
kind.    Tlio society for prevention of
cruelty to animals would look nt It
otm vVnv, Iho Porlnllst would trv in
show how tho majority of thn wealth
producers of tho world woro not ns
favorably housed   as  n   government
hoar.    The   religious   party   would
prnto about tho foxes having holes and
the birds of tho air having nests, etc,
hut when, wo Uaiilthead pooplo recall
haw..'thfl*s*o same peoplo woro Instrti-
montal In having tho Polish mon (not
hears) driven from their shacks," nn'd J
havo slnco huddled together mon, women and children In tho moat crowded
and unsanitary way, through lack of
accommodation, all In open violation j
ol thu goicrnmenl health law*, we um
bound to fill up with ditguit when we
r«d of -ROM* being apent on a b«ar
don and conditiona Mr* theso within
a few mil** of thoaa wfco conld do a
grunt d«i5 to wnfrdy roatlm. We ar*
also tKiun.f to *rf. oo% fn g aorta comic
ftallng,   "Ala*!   that   hnman   llvaa
Last Chance!
Hundreds flock to
People of tliis section
storm tlio Sale for bargains.
Como to the electrifying finish of tho big sale.
Sale positively closes
May olstat .11 pm.
FORT WILLIAM, Oiu., May 22.—
The jury returned an open verdict at
the inquiry into the' death of Joseph
Stefauo, who was killed in the riot
that took place when a mob of foreigners endeavored to rescue a prisoner
from the Coal Docks Police Station on
the night of Sunday, May 12. The
jury were unable to solve the puzzle
of Stefano's death. It will probably
never be known whether the man was
killed by a bullet from the revolver of
an officer or whether he was hit by
a stone or other missile in the hands
of one of the rioters.
The man's head was crushed in on
one side. There was also a hole in
the front of the head, but it seemed
as though it had been the result of a
blow by a blunt weapon. According
to the doctors who performed the postmortem, the wounds could hardly have
been caused by a bullet.
Sergeant Taylor, who was in charge
of the 'constables at the station, stated that the order to fire was not given
until the panel of the door threatened
to give way. He then ordered the
men to shoot through the fanlight over
the door. The first bullet had no
effect and a second was fired, then
the mob retired. The sergeant stated
that he was not aware that Stefano
had been killed and another man
wounded until he reached the central
police station with the prisoner, whom
they were holding from tho*mob.
Tho jury brought m an.open verdict.
(Section 48)
bn the 20th day of June next, application
will be made to the Superintendent of
Provincial Police for the transfer of the
License for thc Sale of Liquor by Retail
in and upon the premises known as the
Wardner Hotel, situate at Wardner,
British Columbia, from R. H. Bohart, of
of Wardner, British Columbia, to Grant
Downing, of Fernie, British Columbia.
Applicant for Transfer.  -
Holder of License.
Dated this 23rd day of May, 1913.
We cany a'full line of
Red Feather & Tartan Canned Goods
Prices Right
Satisfaction guaranteed or money back
Phone 103        :*: Frank, Alta.
"The Store the People Own"
Having the Largest Trade, we carry
the largest New Stock of Union-
Made  Clothing  for  miles  around
ALL NEW GOODS-Bought and Sold for
Use, and Not for Profit
CLOTHES arriving daily
Keep the Money in the Pass
p——■■ "The Quality Store"ill
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots
"House of Hobberlin" Clothing and also Regal Shoes
Just arrived, imolhoi' Khipim.nt ol!
Extra Choice Eating Apples
$1.7(1 per box
Good Sound Cooking: Applet, $1.50 box
Fresh ve^tnlilfH throo time* tt woek.
GU'.iwbcmw ou Saturtltiy
Tlii>-Ki«l«t <.'<mhIh, Th»i Ri^hi, Tretinoin,
Tti<' Uit?lit Price*, ouch nnd iivcry time,
"Wo haw nlwiivB allowed 10 per cont.
off dry woods, mid B per cent, off
groeerii'H for cash.
Phone 25
Victoria St.
Blairmore, Alta, vlff* ^*i^*t-^TrfWffriM.Y**.7ri^^^"iW^ffias£^yj1-gr;^
TBffliirT*"*5" -j?tij**msii y*!?"
"How do you like my new low-cut
"Fust rate, darter; but where in all
fired hayricks are yer goin' ter tuck
your napkin?"
Boreholes as a Means
of Saving Life
Writing to .the "Colliery Guardian''   ing such provision where a seco'd exit
News of the District ^Camps
(Continued from Page 5)   ■ ' .;
We Are Ready to Scratch
off your bill any item of lumber not
found just as we represented. There
is no hocus pocus in
This Lumber Business
When you want spruce we do not
Bend .you hemlock. When you buy
first-class lumber we don't slip in a
lot of culls. Those who buy once from
us always come again. Those who
have not yet made our acquaintance
are taking chances they wouldn't encounter if they bought their lumber
here. .
— Dealers In —
Lumber,   Lath,   Shingles,   Sash   and
Doors.     SPECIALTIES—Mouldings,
Turnings, Brackets, and Detail Work
OFFICE AND YARD—McPherson aye.
Opposite G. N. Depot.    P.O. Box 22,
Phone 23.
Bap Unexcelled
a correspondent says: The'time has
come when all mining engineers will
have to consider the advisability of, retaining all .bore-holes that are being
or will be put down for prospecting
and other purposes. Hitherto most
bore-holes have been lost through ihe
mining companies or others not being
prepared to purchase the contractor's
tubing put into the bore-holes—the
tubes have been withdrawn by the
contractor on completion of boring
operations arid the holes collapse and
are lost; in many cases a probable
valuable asset is thrown away for the
paltry cost of the tubes.
A remarkable instance of a preserved bore-hole being the means of saving
life has been experienced at Egremont
Cumberland," where the Townhead
Mining.Company, Limited, had two
men imprisoned in the workings of
one of its mines through an in-rush of
water, completely cutting off exit by
the shaft. These men knew of a bore
hole to the rise of the shaft; they
made their way to it and soon got into
communication with the employers at
the surface, who had also gone to the
bore-hole, some 150 yards from the
shaft. The officials were able to converse with the imprisoned men and
they immediately made arrangements
to send down through the borehole
Thermos flasks containing hot drinks,
food, etc., to say nothing of other comforts in the shape of candles, a watch,
and such woolen clothes and wraps as
could be safely put down a bore-hole
five inches in diameter. The borehole was also used for pumping air
down to the men. The men were imprisoned 5-V& days before the shaft waB
unwatered, and they could be brought
to the surface, and the bore-hole was
the means of considerably allaying the
fears of the management, to say nothing of the anxious relatives and
frin.;ds of the entombed mon.
No doubt iu future mining companies and others will seriously c.iv«ider
the desirability of preserviag aU brre-
holes, even if at the time of boring
their use as a means of life-saving, etc.
may appear remote. Cases have been
known where bore-holes only partially
tubed have stood good for 20 years or
Apart from being used as a means
of saving life bore-holes can be and
are being used for water supplies and
by shaft or other means does not exist.
A bore-hole of such large diameter
might have other use; it could be
utilized for the lowering of all .timber
required in the workings, a work of
magnitude in some mines which takes
up much time at the drawing shaft—
time which might be" more profitably
occupied. Such a bore-hole could also
be used for conducting electric cables
to- the workings, thus removing tho
danger of having them in the shaft,
with tliu possibility of reducing the
length of (;able Toq'.vied
The v tole question bristles with opportunities and possibilities, and w.li,
vi doubt, be seriously considered ;u
the future,--Coal aii'l Ccke Operator
and the Fuel Magazine.
■ ♦'♦ ♦ ♦
Call ih and
see us once
ventilating purposes; and as holes can
be bored of a diameter large enough
for a man to be lowered or brought up,
mining companies may consider mak-
In considering the high quotations
for coal at Cardiff it may be worth
while to point out that the Welsh operators have a proposition with regard
to large and small coal somewhat similar to that encountered by the anthracite operators, and it is interesting to
note that the comparison between the
Welsh situation and , the anthracite
situation may be carried a little further, for it can be said that the difference between price for smalls, as
the trade name is, and large, is steadily becoming less.
This was explained to us by D. A.
Thomas, the prominent Welsh coal operator, during a recent visit at the
"Journal" office. Mr. Thomas pointed
out that the heat value of tne small
coal was becoming better recognized.
Of course there is more ash in small
coal, owing to the difficulty of cleaning it to the same degree that the
large coal is freed from impurities, but
the difference in utility is nothing like
the extent of difference in price. The
colliery owners have long made a
practice of burning the-small coal at
their boiler plants, and here again we
see a similarity to the anthracite conditions.
The interesting feature of all this to
the American trade is the fact that
with better, appreciation of the value
of small coal our run-of-mine, or inch
and a quarter coal, will be better able
to secure recognition abroad. Our
operators   have   always maintained
Many important changes have taken
place at Beaver Creek during the past
month. Mr.' William Hamilton, pit
boss, has resigned his position in the
mine in order, to-take charge of the.
repairs on the new'railway line from
Pincher Station. He is very short of
men at present and could do with
from 50 to 100 to help him make the
line permanent during the good weather.
Dave Muir, fire boss, has been appointed  pit boss In  Mr.  Hamilton's
place.   After a long spell of very hard
luck prosperity seems to again smile
upon this camp.     The change was,
however,- badly  needed,  seeing  that
during tho winter months snow drifts
in the cut on the railway track, stopped all traffic, and this was responsible for the mines being idle week
after week, whilst to add to our troubles the contract signed on behalf of
the men by our District President was
very unpopular, the men striking for
a month and refusing to start again
until an explanation was forthcoming.
Towards  the  end  of the' week  Mr.
Stubbs visited the camp and advised
the men to return   to   work.     This
most of them did, but the Slavs wore
so prejudiced against the contract that
nearly half the miners pulled out next
day.    Since then No. 2 mine has been
very much undermanned and at least
100 more men would be required , to
supply the quantity of coal wanted at
present.    In the meantime many valuable concessions have been given to
the men, with the result that the average pay for last month would compare favorably with most mines in the
district.   According   to   the contract
the miners would have to frame their
own timber, and this was a very sore
point with them, but the manager has
relieved them of. this burden and now
the timber is framed by the company.
No. 1 Mine, which has been closed
down for the past eighteen.months, is
again ready for re-starting as soon as
sufficient men can be obtained    to
work it satisfactorily.
Mr. Dave Kemp, fin. sec. of local
resigned over a week ago, and   Mr,
Davis, recording secretary, was elected to his place.
" AIlen.Hamilton, fire boss, and Dave
COAL mlnlnK rlghtH of tho Dominion, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, tho Yukon Territory, tho North
Wost Territories and ln a portion of
the Provlnco of British Columbia, may
be leased for a term of twonty.one
years at an annual rental of $1 an acre.
Not more than 21560 acres wil bo Icsboq
to ono applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
by tho applicant In person to tho
Agent or Sub-Amont of tho district In
which Veii rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
(Inner! bod Uy sections, or legal sub-dlvU
■Ions of sections, and In unsurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out by tbe applicant himself.
Ksoh ft pi leatl on must be aceompanlod
by a fee of 15 which will bo refunded If
the rights applied for are not available
but not otherwise. A royalty shall be
paid on the merchantable output of tho
mine at the rate of five cents per ton.
Tho person operating the mino shall
furnish the Agent witn sworn returns
accounting for tha full quantity of rnor*
ehantable coal mined an dpay tho royalty thereon, It the coal mining
rights are not being operated, suoh
returns should bo furnlshod at least
onco a yoar,
Tho lease will Include tho coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permuted to purchase whatever avallablo
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of tho mine
at tho rato or (10,00 an aero. ,
Por full Information application
should bo mado to tho Kncrotary ut thn
Department of thn Interior, Ottawa, or
to any Agent or Hub-Agent of Dominion Lauds,
W, W. Oory,
Deputy Mlnlator or tlio mt«rln.\
N.n--Unauthorised publication or this
mdvertlsctmont will not bo paid fnr.
Rent ?
When you can own
your own home?
We have for sale
Lots in town and Lots
in subdivision in Coleman at all prices. We
can suit your income.
Call and see us.
Realty Co.
Fire Insurance and
Oliver Typewriters
that it was impracticable to screen
American soft coal to such an extent
as to procure the lumpy tonnage that
the Cardiff producers ship-, but if they
can send run-of-mine, or even If the
seaboard trade should introduce in export business the western classification of inch and a quarter coal, and
that should find favor owing to less
insistence on lumpy coal on the part
of foreign customers, their business
Interests would be materially enhanced.—Miners' Journal,
Tiamoi^ "both" lef t~hefe~ for "Blairmore
last week. They will both be missed,
especially Dave, who was a good musician and always ready to asBlst at all
social functions..
er, was killed by a fall of coal.  " The
remains of the man were taken to the
washhouse and from there to the Socialist Hall.     Doctor Porter was "at
the mine and examined the body and
found that both jaw bones were broken and his head crushed.     The inquest to  inquire  into the  cause of
death was held at the Police Barracks
on Friday, before Coroner Pinkey. The
jury was composed of the following:
Mr. A. I. Blais (foreman), John Shon,'
RobertMcGowan, R. W. Wilson, Geo.
Knowles, James Cardie, Joseph Robinson. ,   The first witness called was
John Doubec, partner   of   deceased,
who gave evidence that while getting
ready for a timber, a piece of coal
struck him and buried him.   The next
witness called was John Janigo, brother of deceased who was working in
Vm next place to whero the accident
happened,  and  gave  practically the
same evidence as Doubec. W. Miller,
the fiie boss, was calied and said ho
was on duty that evening May 17, and
that he was there that evening, ,May
15, and found things as usual.   This
concluded the evidence,    and    after
carefully considering the evidence the
jury came to the conclusion that Thos.,
Janigo met his death by accident, the
verdict being "Accidental death."
- 'Mrs. Jolih D. McDonald was visiting
at Coleman this week.
,   The funeral   of   the   late   brother
Thomas Janigo took place on Sunday
last from his brothers' residence. The
Bellevue band was in attendance and
played.'thg. Dead March in Saul.     In
spite of the bad weather a goodly number turned out.     The interment took
place in Blairmore Cemetery.
The fight on Saturday night in the
Socialist Hall between Young Manly,
of Bellevue, and Jack Morrison, of
Coleman, was fairly well patronized.
A preliminary between Fred Beal,.the
featherweight champion of the Pass,
and Bill Newton, of Bellevue, ended
in a draw. The main bout was pulled
off at 10 o'clock, the referee, Mr. Bob
Levitt, Introducing the men. The
bcui was WAttL for H rnvnds, but
owing to^Morrisop hurting his hai-1
In the third round, was finished in
the fourth round. The old ring general, Charlie Burrows, was in young
Manly's-corner and piloted him to victory. The referee gave the decision
to Young Manly.
Saturday was pay day at the Bellevue Mines and things are pretty lively
around_town : l
Office: Johnstone and Falconer Block
(Above Bleasdell's-Drug Store) -
-    ■ '.Phone 121.
Hours: 8.30 to 1; 2 to.5.
. Residence: 21. Victoria Avenue.
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary, etc.
Offices:  Eckstein Building, _'
Fernie, B.C.
F. C. Lawe
Alex. I. Fisher
Fernie, B. C.
L.    H.    PUTNAM
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary, Public, ete.
May 22 to 24, 1913
Return Limit
May the 27th, 1913
A Flash of
Is  just as  likely  to  strike
the Jiouse  of the uninsured
man as that of his more pru-
„  dent neighbor. .  No building
„is immune..
Better Have
Us Insure
you and have a lightning
clause attached to the policy.
Then you needn't worry every
time there is a thunderstorm,
Sole Agent for Fernie
R. G. McNeillie,
Dist. Passgr. Agt.
At tho recent homoeopathic convention of the Delaware Water Gap, Dr.
August Korndoerfer, jr., told a story
about a brother specialist who Is an
authority on the stomach,   ,
"Blank," he said, "was travelling
tn tho west, where they are all great
Jokers. At a western country club a
jovial looking stranger accosted Blank
and snid:
"Dr. Blank, I believe?"
"Yes, sir; thank you."
"The great Dr. Blank?" "..
WeH'or—I—well, yes, I havo boon
called—orby that name."
"The Dr. Blank who treats
"Precisely, sir."
'Thon, Dr. Blank, as it's the luncheon hour and our table d'hote Ib excellent, I wish you'd treat mino!" said
tho joker,
Dr. Blank's volna, as we all kntow,
run rich With -sonorous sporting blood,
and ho treated tho Btranger—an nml-
nblo wontorn millionaire, <ih It turns
out—to lunch. But ho got .bin rovongo.
Later on In tho aftornoon ho approach'
ed a group of men with a roll of small,
bills tn his hand.
"Has anybody hero," ho said, "trot
a ten spot?"
Tho western Jokor promptly produced a $10 noto and handed It to
Blank. Blank thanked him, thrust tho
note In hl« pocket, and turned away,
"Look horo," said tho wostorner,
"what did you want that bill for?"
"What did I want it for?" Bold
Blank ihlftiidly. "Why for trentlnR
your stomach, of course. It's my usual feo."--Phlladolphla Bullotln.
Miss Elsie Ford, of Coleman, is visiting the camp, the guest of Miss Doris
Doctor and Mrs. Mckenzie left camp
this week for a vacation In the East.
Doctor Porter, of Coleman, Is . ln
camp ih Dr. Mckenzie's place while ho
ls on, liis vacation.
The local team met tho blue and
whites from Hlllcrest on Saturday.
The gamo was a faBt one from tho
start, tho Dollovuo boys scoring the
first goal. Tho Hlllcrest boys went
at It for all they were worth, and
shortly before half timo the blue and
whites scored. Half-tlmo score: 1—1.
Both teams wont away with a rush In
the second half showing some good
work. Ton minuteB after the resumption of play the Bellovue boys
scored tho second goal, and from then
on the Hlllcrest hoys Boomed to lose
heart, tho ball keeping in tliolr half
practically the whole of tho remaining-timo of play. Bellevuo boys
scorod four In the second half, but one
was not given, tbo roforoo claiming
it was offside. The Hlllcrest team
had one disallowed for offside also.
Tho game was good and doan, tho
roforoe holding tho boys well in hand.
Although tho weather was anything,
but flno thoro was a good crowd in at>
tendance, date receipts woro good.
Final scoro: Hlllcrost, 1; Bollovuo,
4. ■
Mrs, John Crawford, who has boon
visiting In camp for tho Inst woek, ro-
turned to hor homo In Cranbrook,
Tho football tonm had two good
practices this wook.
A fatal accldont (briefly reported In
hint wooks' Ladgor) oMimed at Bollo
Mr. Joseph Verden, who has been in
camp for somo time as master mechanic, left camp-for Marlborough,
where he has secured a position with
a big cement company.. Mr. Verden's
many friends are sorry to see him
leave. Mrs. .Verden and daughter
left for their home in Montreal, where
they intend staying for a while before
joining Mr. Vcj-den at Marlborough.
Mr. McNevln, of Lethbridge, hns ar
rivet in camp and has taken up the
position as master mechanic at the
Bellevue .Mine.
The Rev. W. Irwin left camp Tuesday for Pincher Creek to attend a
meeting of the Methodist Church 1o
transact business connectvd with this
Mrs. Charlie Burrows left for a visit
to Fernie on Tuesday.
Fred Padgett Is on a flying visit to
Pincher Creek this weok, on business.
Tho basket social and dance under
the auspices of tho Bellevue Athletic
Association \^as a grand success from
start to finish, Thero was a large
number of baskets, tho auctioneer, Mr.
W. Chappoll, Jr., proving the right man
at tho job. Tho judges had somo difficulty in deciding tho winning baskets. Tho following aro tho winners.
Miss Mary Bosley, prlzo for best dross,
od basket; 'Miss Doris Bateman the
prlzo for most original doslgn, and
Mlsa Maggio tho prlzo for tho highest
priced basket. After tho baskets wero
nold tho floor was kept busy all tho
timo, tho Plijchor Crook Orchestra bolng In attendance and furnishing mu.
sic for tho dance,
iiiister praises
Fella H»w It Oared Hi* WIM
Bad Sore.
WMn Everything tbt Had follod.
Rov. Henry J, Munton, of Black-
faldB, Alta., wrltMi "My wlfo had ■
vue No. 2 Mine on Thursday, 15th ln»t„ vory bttd ,or« foot, which It aoonud im-
whon Thomas Janigo, a Slavonian min-
possible to get anything to beal. Th«
soro would beal to a oortala point and
than feator again, and 00 on. I pro*
cured a box of Zam-Buk, and aftor persevering with this horbal balm for
sopie time tho toro waa completely
"Wo vero io grateful (or this euro,
and ttaitt'liuk acted no dlCerently to
my Dlhcr ol tho aniocj'tiua maedlea
wo had trlod that I thought you ought
to know ot thii caoo. I havo ■Unco
recommended Zam-Buk to sovoral of
my parishlonora, and It always glvoa
satisfaction," r
W"**»*,t     944^99*9*^.*i    t*4r    % UM.U   *-i*4U."U,**
proved of uneijutlUd valuo is told by
Mr. N. L. (Jerry, ot Brandon, Man. Ho
sayi: " I had my left toot run ovir by ■
waggon loaSed with wheat Tho toot
waa very badly eruihed, and my llttlt
too and tho noxt too wevo Uld optn. I
appllod Zam-Bnk.and only had tomlii
work tor two days. Zam-Buk healed
ths wound «o quickly that on the third
day I wair able to put on my btfot and
walk to my work. In a very short
timo my toes wero qulto healed, ond
tho foot la now as ncund as *.\t*r
thanks to Zam-Buk." (
Jnet  ai  pod   fer  chronic  rt,
■olMTt,   pile*,   blftftd   policn,   but
weald*, eruptions, eeuma. and all ak
tnjtirlea an* dlseMet.  B0e. box it n.
dnuxUta and bUtm, or Zam-Buk Co.
Toronto.  Try Zam-Buk Soap, too, 2Cc.
•r toliUt.
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First class Horse* for Sale.
Buys HorFes on Commltlon
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Billiard and
Pool Parlor
Two Billiard Tables
Three Pool Tables
Bowling Alley
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Over McLean's Drug Store |
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Genuine French System of Dry Cleaning
Ladles' Fancy Garments a Specialty.   Feathers,
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Every thing aold with a guarjuiteo that if not «a|i«-
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Meals tlmt tasto liko
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Best Commercial House
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Excellent Cuisine
Wallace Cigar Store
and Hairdresslng Parlor
Billiards and Pool
Lunch Counter
Ben Wallace  -   Mgr.
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Wholosalo Dealers in
Mail Orders receive
prompt attention
(Under the above title, Joslah Bond,
'mining engineer, Patagonia, Arizona,
publishes an article in the Mexican
Mining Journal. The following la an
It frequently has been put forward
as an argument that as soon as a mine
is somewhat developed, machines can
advantageously replace hand labor.
Miners generaly believe, for instance,
that machine drilling will undercut
hand drilling so much as to leave no
choice in the' matter. It seems certain, however, that no general assertion to.this effect can be sustained,'
if consideration is confined to the
single item of costs.
It Is also assumed by many that
more rapid progress can be made with
proper machinery and proper men to
run it, than by hand labor..    Often it
may be legitimate to incur the expense
of such   a   plant   to   insure greater
speed; as, for example, in the case of
a property that,  for reasons of administrative policy, must be developed
and brought to a productive stage as
quickly as possible.     Such rapid progress will, perhaps, make an attractive showing to the ordinary class of
stockholders; but the value of-such a
procedure froni this purely sentimental point of view is discouraged,, since
the overhead charges will necessarily
be increased.   An acquaintance of' the
writer, wishing to sink   a    200-foot
shaft, submitted the proposition to a
contractor, who offered to do the work
for $2,000, providing he were permitted to do the work by hand, and to use
a -whim for hoisting.    He also agreed
to finish the contract in three months,
if a large amount of water did not
develop during the progress of sinking.   The nearest • railroad  was  two
miles distant, was at a lower elevation, and there was no wagon road,
built.     However, this owner deemed
the proposal too slow, so he built two
miles of wagon road, and bought and
installed a plant consisting of a boiler,
steam hoist, air compressor, machine
drills, and all accessories.'  The plant
worked well, no water was found and
at the end of six months, the shaft was
down 170 feet, the owner had spent
$22,000, and the project was bankrupt.
A most ridiculous sight is to see a
fine hoisting plant standing idle over
a shallow shaft, say a shaft less than
200 feet deep.     It is a conspicuous
monument to the ignorance   or   the
vanity of its  owners.      Once  in  a-
while  it happens  that the shaft is
sunk to greater depth later;  but it
more- of ten-is~the-case" that~th"e"plant
is sold to others who may perhaps do
just as foolishly with it.   The writer
knows of one such plant that has been
placed over six different shafts, every
one of which was less than lTCfeet
It is • astonishing how" some stockholders, who are generaly successful
business men In their own lines, will
require the management of their mines to uselessly spend money in an effort to get quick action, when the
patient carrying out of a slower program would more likely Insure the
success of their enterprises. Sometimes tho result of such a"policy has
been that the management, being unable to stem the tide, has deliberately
"let things slide" and has gone In for
any graft that could be devised while
the available capital lasted.
If a shaft is to bo sunk through
known vory wot ground, that will require power-driven pumps, It ls economy to erect tho power plant so that
all of tho work may bo dono by machinery. In ouch a case, tho Investment In plant will bo but slightly augmented, and tho cost of operating It
will bo chiefly in tlio Increased consumption of fuel, If It should happen that drainage can bo effected by
occasionally pumping a fow hours, tho
operations of sinking may bo arranged to socuro tho groatost benefits
from tho power plant, that can bo kopt
running clouo to Its hlghost offloloncy.
If tho flow of wntor Ib so email that Its
romovnl will not require powor pumping for an Interval corroaponding to
tho spaco botwoon othor operations of
Hhnft sinking, thon It will bo choapor
to sink tho shaft by hand.
Tho writer sunk two shafts on tho
samo lodo, about 1.C00 foot apart. Ono
of thoso ho sunk hy hand to a depth of
27B foot, Tho othor ho Bunk by drilling with comproBsod air, al»o using
tho samo form of powor for pumping.
Tho cont of tho shallower shaft aver-
god $fl por foot, Including everything;
whilo tho cost of the deopor shaft was
$17 por foot, Including ovorythlng ox-
oopt tlio Interest on tho plant and Its
depreciation.' The conditions in these
shaftswere practically identical. The
water, in each case, could have been
easily handled by a bucket.
In tunnel work, hand labor shows up
to decided advantage. A certain company drove a 5 feet by 7 feet adit 2,000
feet, using compressed air for drilling.
The progress was a trifle less than 3
feet per shift, and the cost per foot
was $14.87, exclusive of salary for
management.. A portion of this work
was done by contract at an excessively high figure, but,making due allowance for tbls, the actual cost per foot
was more than $12. Just afterward,
in the same rock, a 4 ft. by 6Vi> ft. tunnel was driven 1,200 feet by hand labor. The progress was a trifle over
two feet per shift, and tho cost $4.60
per foot.
One of tbe main reasons for the difference in favor of hand work lies in
the fact, that there is practically no
loss through "overhead charges" when
for any one of many reasons, the regular progress is not being made. There
may be a significant loss if a shift, using machines, gets behind with its
The arguments in favor of hand
work apply principally to mines operating upon small scales. The larger the scale of operation and the
greater the cost of administration and
management, the more economical
will mechanical work be found. If a
company has 100,000' tons ot blocked
ore, and can add to the reserve at the
rate of 5,000 tons per .month by hand
labor, the cost per ton. of ore thus produced, chargeable against management at $1,((00 per month, would be 20
cents. Were the work done by machinery, more than four times as much
ore might be produced, so that the
item of management cost would be reduced to 5 cents- per ton. All other
fixed'charges that are independent of
tonnage would be correspondingly reduced by about 75 per cent. This saving would soon pay for thc mechanical installation. „ ■
In a general, way, machinery will pay
best when it can be used steadily during its natural life to its capacity. If
the work is intermittent and limited,
it will be cheaper to do it by hand.
There are many cases in which
hand work is entirely impracticable as
in deep mining. The hoisting of,ore
and the lifting of water from deep
workings call for machinery. The
outlook is that-most of the mining of
the future will call for machinery,
Deep-mining-will-be-the-ordenof "business; and labor is becoming so scarce
that machinery must he resorted to,
to perform most of the work.
For the last year 'there has been a
revivalc in the placer-mining industry
on the Tulameen River, which is the
richest alluvial platinum deposit on
the North American continent. The
British Columbia Platinum Co., Ltd, is
•one of the oldest companies operating
in the Tulameen platinum belt. This
company was organized as a develop-,
ment syndicate some years ago with
a capitalization of $200,000.
In December last Mr. Bair, the president sent to the Department of Mines at Ottawa for examination a sample
of four ounce black sand, concentrated
from 1M> to 2 cubic yards of river sand
and" gravel. On assay, this material
■was found to contain platinum at the
rate of 521.57 ounces per ton of 2,000
pounds of concentrates; osmirldium,
at tho rate of 75.822 ounces; silver,
very small quantity, undetermined.
The Platinum Gold Fields, Ltd., of
Vancouver, B.C., was organized to explore the large gravel benches and
bars of the Simalkameen and Tulameen rivers, where they have lately
taken 10 miles of dredging leases.
* Last winter the company successfully prospected Its ground with two
Keystone drilling machines on the
ice, proving the average value to be
$19,362 per acre.
The old-time placer miners who
came Into the, country during the
Granite Creek excitement, discarded
the platinum as it was at that time
considered useless; and they called it
"white gold" and dumped it out of
their sluice boxes; later on a lot of
it was bought for 50 cents per ounce
and shipped to New York and London.
Today it is worth about $45 per ounce.
Late this summer Messrs. Johnson,
Matthey & Co.., of Hatton Garden,
London, (the big platinum buyers),
sent' out their expert, A. B. Coussmak-
er, M.E., from Siberia, to investigate
the platinum possibilities of the Tulameen.- Accompanied by Mr. Colby, of
Baker and Co., New Jersy, they examined the field, with the result that
Mr. Coussmaker has established a
working camp and is at the present
surveying the extensive bars and benches of the Tulameen River and its
tributaries.—Mines and Minerals.
Sitting on the
Safety Valve
,Considerable development work
throughout the Similkameen' and
Southern British Columbia haB been
carried on steadily for the last nine
months and ls still improving and
showing valuable commercial tonnage
at depth.
Tho Hedley Gold Mining Co., of New
York, that owns and operates a large
group of mines In Camp Hedley (ln
the Similkameen Valley, 35 miles below Princeton) continues to distribute
Its usual quarterly 25 per cent dividend to the stockholders. The property today has more oro blocked out
In tho Nlckol Plate mino than over
boforo, and Its diamond drills have
proved also tho existonco of payablo
oros on tho surrounding proportlos.
Production of tho Ilodloy Gojd Mining
Co.'s mines up to Ji.ro "0 1912, is approximately $4,157,310.
BoBldos tho dovolopmont of tho
abovo company, the Kingston mino
and adjoining proportlos ,have boon
worked, but aro not ns yot ln tho producing stago; thoy also nro controlled
by Amorlcan capital,
' C, H. Brooks Ib employing about 20
rfion dovoloplng tho Ooldon Zone group
of claims which wna opened somo
yoara ago, A C/jolman, tho superintendent*,^ sinking a 300-foot shaft,
and running drifts both ways on tho
150-foot and 250-foot lovule, blocking
out considerable commercial oro. Dovolopmont work Is also bolng carried
on on tho Apox group by M, K, Ilogorn,
h. W. Shntford, M.P.P., and nBBoelntofl.
'x Tho Drittah Columbia Coppor Co,, of
Groonwood, B.C., and Now York, has
boon dovoloplng ItH largo holdings on
Coppor Mountain, \ylilcji" Ib about 12
ni Hob - flout lV of Princeton. l.ntfl. Unit
yoar It took a bond on tlio Volgiit
group of 02 minora! claims, on which
It "linn flovoriil diamond drills at work
The miners of the New River coal
field today completed the organization
erf a new district, to be known as the
New River and Winding Gulf District
No. 29, United Mine Workers of America. A resolution was adopted censuring United__StateBj>enatpr_a_ChiltQn
and Goff of West Virginia for alleged
opposition to the resolution of Senator Kern for a Federal investigation of
mining conditions In the coal fields of
the State. ~~
The question of a strike was left to
the officers of the district and the International Union, if in their judgment such course is best, and in the
event the operators refuse to treat
with them. The new, district contains
15,000 miners, and all the mines have
been operated as non-union since 1902.
L. C. Rogers was elected president;
T. W. Campbell, vice-president; A. B,
Coalter, secretary-treasurer, and R. D.
White, national board members,
During Prosldont Wilson's recent
speaking tour into Now Jersey he
gavo utterance to the following;, "In
almost every business thero ls tho
active and tho sllont pnrtner, Tho
silent partner usually sits back and
takes tho consequences nnd pays tho
bills for what tho actlvo partner vo-
cnlly does. Somo of my frlondB and'
colleagues at Washington think they
aro hearing tho volco of tho peoplo
whon thoy aro only hearing tho part
that Ihib moved down to Washington
and become vocal. If thoro woro moro
than ono President, I would form a
on different parts of Coppor Mountain, with Mr. Mlteholl In chargo.
This Biimmor It took another bond
on tho Silvor Dollar ond Ada n min-
oral claims, which hnvo shown largo
doponltB of hlgh-grado cupriferous oroH
In thoir working slmftfl, It linn boon
roportod that tho British Columbia
Coppor Co, will Install a largo umoltor
near Princeton In tho near future, to
tront Its oros on Coppor Mountain. It
han doctoral a Hocond dividend of 1fi
conlB a share, payablo October in, aggregating $88,720.35. A similar
amount having boon disbursed In Angus', this iwiIcoh tho total dlvldo ids "o
dale $r<2fl,fii:!,r,r»,—-MIiioh nnd.Minerals.
With all due respect (■> Governor
Hatfield and his .''office, we wish to
call his attention to the experiences
of one Count Otto Von Bismarck,
chancellor of Germany.
Determined to suppress all expressions of dissatisfaction, this man, so
firm he was named "the Iron Chancellor,' cast into prison or exiled edi-.
tors, speakers, anyone who dared to
advocate any different policy than that
which seemed good to him.
And, as a result, discontent grew
and found expression that even he had
to recognize.
It is generally recognized that his
policy of repression by force advanced
the cause of Socialism in Germany, at
least twenty-five years.
The "Iron Chancellor" himself finally recognized where his program of
repression "by sword and fire" was
leading. Ho was forced to abandon
that policy; to permit all freedom of
expression of discontent; to conciliate
by alleviating the cause of discontent.
Suppression of the Socialist papers
of West Virginia will never reduce the
discontent that Is finding expression
all over the State.
The younger generation of the workingmen will not submit to the unfair
conditions that have so long obtained.
If some of them have shown a tendency to disregard the sacredness of
the law, look to those who have been
entrusted with tho,enforcement of the
law; look to the absolute disregard of
the plain provisions of State and na-1
tional constitutions contained in the j
majority decisions   of   the   Supreme j
Court In the "military   court   case." i
Look to the Judge Crawfords, who so
long dispensed their private brand of
justice;  in  the interest of  the  coal
companies, in the unorganized mining
WorKingmen will respect the law in
West Virginia as they respect the law
everywhere when the law is impartially administered to rich and poor alike.
Healthy discontent makes for progress.
. Suppression of expressions of discontent, however radical they may be,
whether by word of mouth or in the
press, is only equivalent to weighting
the safety valve on a leaky boiler.
Look to the causes of the workers'
discontent and try to alleviate the
A radical press will" help to.; point to
these causes.—United Mine Workers'
Journal: —~*~
Another conviction, carrying a fine
of $50, has been secured in the Los
Angeles courts against a firm that was
prosecuted for illegal use of the label
of the allied printing trades council.
This is the third conviction on similar
charges since last November, and
shows that the unfair employing printers of that city realize that the label
is an asset of their business. The
officers of the council are always on
the alert to detect these frauds and
the practice is becoming exceedingly
unprofitable for the declaimers for
"industrial freedom."   '
"Why do you tramp around the
country?" "Solely becuz I can't afford an automobile, madame. I have
no liking for walking as a fad."—
Louisville Courier-Journal.
For the purpose of producing a sufficiently awe-inspiring effect upon the
minds of wage-workers who- are Inclined to demand some say as to the
conditions under which they will sell
their labor power, Vancouver military
displays of force are very common
just now. As an evidence of the efficiency of discipline the spectacle has
some value, but as an Indication of
what will happen to strikers when the
occasion deminds it in the opinion of
the employing t'nss, it bodes no go id
for MEN.—B. C. Federationlst.
When a young man thinks a girl's
piano practice Is music—thnt is lovo.
in going straight to the weak
spot in treating disease ? If so,
you will never use anything
but Peps for coughs, colds, bronchitis, and throat and lung
troubles.   Listen why!
Peps are tiny tablets, which
contain rich medicinal ingredients, so prepared that they turn
into vapour in the mouth, and
are breathed down to the throat,
the breathing tubes and lungs
Cough mixtures go—not to tbe lungs
and chest at all, but to tho stomach.
Then* ia absolutely no direct connection
between stomach and lungs.
When you have a bad cold, yowr
digestion is weakened. You lose appe-
tita, and if a man, your usual smoke does
■ot "taste good." In other words, your
digestive system is lacking tone. All
cough mixtures, make thu condition
worse. i
Don't ruin your stomach to heal yoar
lungs. Take a remedy that goes right to
the ipot—Peps.
Surprising how they end coughs,
catarrh, bronchitis, sore-throat, "clergyman's throat," asthma, and all lung
troubles. Contain no poison, and are
best for children.
Dr. Gordon Stables says:—"If you
wish to ease and snd a oouxh, if yoa
desire to loosen tickling phlegm, a-nd
clear the throat and the braathing tubas,
use Peps. < Tbapina fames ani balsamic
fumes, so beneficial In throat and lung
trouble, which an liberated when a Pep
is put int-ojthe mowth, also sorra another,
geod pnrooaa. Tbey are strongly genai-
ckkl.aaa ceraMof cusaass in the mouth,
es the palate, tn the throat, and in tbo
braathing tubes, ara at oaoe daatrojad
br tkoir actieo."
7 Havo you triad thk hwu
rsrssdyt   « not, aot oak this
utiele, write across it tho name
and dato of this paper, and mail
W (with la. stamp to pay retain
postage) to Pepa Co,, Toronto.
A frae trial packet will then
bo sent you. All drag-
gists and stores sail
Young Man, Young Woman, Which Do Your Prefer?
A NICE FULL, HEALTHY Hoiul of hair on a clean and healthy Bcalp,
froo from IHIUTATION, or a I1ALD HEAD and a DISEASED and irritable scalp covered with Bcalcs commonly called DANDHUFF?
SCALES ON THE 8CALP, or an itchy Irritation Is POSITIVE PROOF
your hair and ocalp Is In a DISEASED condition, as ncalo, commonly called
DANDRUFF, originates from ono of tho following PARASITICAL DIS-
EASESof tlio CAPILLIARY Glands, Buch as (Seborrhea, 8lcca, Capitis,
Tottor, Alopnclnor Eczema) and certain to romilt In ubHoluto DALDNESS
unless cured boforo tho GERM has tho CAPILLARY GlandB dostroyod,
BALDNESS (ind tho LOBS of hair Is absolutely unnoeoRsmry nnd vary un*
so far
ALL DI8EA8E5 OF THE HAIR Fado away llko DB\V under my sc
treatment, Aliil 1 positively have tlm only Hymom or trofttm-cnt
DISEASES of tlio lialr and promoting new growth. Tho lmlr coxt ti« .'ally
roitorod to Its natural tlilcUncwB and VITALITY on ull heads tlmt still
show flno linlr or fuwto provo tho roots aro not dond.
I HAVE A PERFECT SYSTEM Of trontment for oiit-of-tlio-CITY pooplo
who cannot como to mo for poi-mlnnl treatment, (WHITE TODAY) for
nuostlon blntilc nml full PARTICULARS. KiicIoho stamp, nnd mention
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by hig masterly offorta in fliippiiwmig tlio.oiilragcfl of tho "Black lm.lv U Imuiliar with tho Kxh»iL Rosenthal ,i» .1 it ilT i °"
Hand Society."   Tho story h vividly portrayed from aotnal m, and   of whirl, tho Potrosino i     h si   hr """^rcn*,,
Sp«iclwl Matineei Friday and Saturday Prices, Iflc/nnd 25c.
ftlory h s
Evening Prices, Lite, and flflc. ^WW-atCf ■;■_*Lg*tf8<&» ^l—_
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Quality and price must always be considered in
purchasing footwear; consider what you receive
for your money; carefully compare the high quality of goods shown in our Shoe Department with
the prices charged and you will he pleased at the
saving effected. Products of the best makers,
style and workmanship; the equal of goods shown
in thc large cities. Notice ihe following in Slippers for values:
Misses All-Patent Leather Colonial Pumps, 11 to
2.     Price    $2.60
Misses Patent Vamp, dull kid back, one-strap
Slippers, sizes, 11 to 2.   For  $2.00
Misses Tan Colonial Pumps, all sizes 11 to 2.
Price   $2.60
Some-thing good and dressy.     Misses Chocolate
Color Pumps, all sizes, 11 to 2.   Por $2 35
Miss   Dongola,   one-strap   Slippers,   11   to   2.
Price ...:  $1.75
Misses Dongola Oxfords, all sizes, 11 to 2. Makes
a nice shoe for school  $1.75
Girls' all-patent one-strap  Slippers, sizes S lo
10M>.      Price    $1.75
Girls' Tan Colonial Pumps; a good classy thing
for a child, sizes 8 to 10M- ,  $2 10
Girls' Chocolate one-strap Slippers, sizes   8   to
10y«     Price   $1.75
AVe arc showing ail the new shades in Satin-back
Velvet Ribbons in several different widths. The
color range includes Nell Rose, Paddy Green, burnt
orange, helio purple, Alice Blue, besides all the regular shades and black. Prices from 25c to 50c.
per yard. ,
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• Any trimmed hat.in the house $5.00 We'need
not dwell upon details of our Millinery. The exclusive styles and large variety of shapes and coloring is known throughout the Crow. "We pride ourselves in showing newer styles at less money than
shown elsewhere. These hats are worth up to
$15. While they last your choice of any trimmed
hat in the store, each $5.00
300  SUITS
Tailored   by the famous 20th Century
Clothing people.       ',;  .
Values from $25 to $40 sacrificed at $15 to $20
These suits ave Hues left on the manufacturer's hands, owing to cancellation of orders by customers who overbought for Spring. We were enabled to secure these suits at a price that
has enabled'us to offer them at the above values.
Tliis Great Clothlne: Sale will be continued up to June 1st
$30.00 Suit
20th Century
Tailored  Suits
The greatest bargains in
Men's Suits "that were ever
offered in Fernie.
Ladies' Silk Lisle, lace and plain Hose, in black,
tan grey, champagne and white. Made with .high-
spliced heels and toes and full fashioned. Sizes
§y*i to 10 inches. All worth from COc. to 75c. per
pair.     Special   per pair 50c.
A Great Shirt Sale * ^± Xfs* °pi)OTta% ^
500 Negligee Shirts, including the famous J. Brand tailor-made Shirts, W. G. & R. Coat Shirts,
Van Allan's best productions.  These shirts arc regular $1.50, $2.00 and up to $3.00Values,
Special Bargain up to June 1st, $l£2
Don't fail to see the shirts early, while the selection is large    They won't last long at $1.00.
We are agents for the famous Cluett & Peabody Shirts auk Collars.    We carry their
plete.    See our Window Display.
line com-
$20.00 Suit
We call particular attention to the exceptional
values of these Suits. They are all hand-tailored,
lined with silk and finished equal to any tailor-
made Suit. The styles are correct and exclusive.
The colors are navy, black, greys and tan. The
materials are serges', tweeds, Bedford?, whipcords
and worsted. Theprice is half, and in most cases
less than half; We cannot emphasize top strongly
the exceptional values of these Suits, and would
suggest an early inspection if you are contemplating purchasing this season. Every suit marked,
from $25.0 to $50.00 ....'. '.'. . $20.00
, The Store will be closed on Saturday, Mav 24th,
for Empire Day Celebration
Store closed Saturday for Empire Day Celebrations
Tuxedo Baking Powder 1(5 oz tins .15
Cream of Wheat, 2 lh. pkts % .2 for .35
Rival Wheat Flakes 5 lb. pkts, with china .35
McGregor's Marafat Teas, 1 lb. pkts .. .3 for .25
■McGregor's Lentils, 1 lb. pkts  3 for .25
Crisco  3 lb. tins .65
Cowan's Maple Buds .".  per pound .40
Lowney's' Cream Chocolates ..;.. .per pound .40
Braid's Best Coffee, fresh ground 2-lbs. . 85
Cowan's Cocoa  Vz lb' tins .25
Heinz Tomato Catsup  pints .25
Seeded Raisins, 12 oz. pkts  .4 pkts .30
Evaporated Peaches  2 lbs for .25
Golden Dates 2 lbs for .25
Camp Coffee and Milk  per tin .30
Patterson's Camp Coffee  per bottle .20
King Oscar Sardines  2 tins .25
Sherriff's Grape Juice  quarts .50
Unferm-cnted Wines   quarts .40
Soft Drinks  3 pints .25
Roses Lime Juice  ■. .pints .35
Enos Fruit Salts  ; i 75
Medicine Hat Bread Flour 98 lb. sack 3.00
Medicine Hat Bread Flour 10 lb. sack .40
Dalton's Lemonade  \ 2 for .25
Sherriff's Marmalade  ..4 lb. tin .60
Davies Cambridge Sausage  1 lb. tin .25
Van Camps Assorted Soups 12 oz., 2 for .25
Van Camps Pork and Beans 2 tins .25
Pumpkin, 3 lb. tins : .-.2 for .25
'   Crosse and Blackwells Raspberry Vinegar
pints      .30
Money Saving Prices
The Store of
The watch found by Mr. Lassalle
has been returned to the ownor, James
Linn, who proved ownership.
Alee 13eck, an old timer of Fernie,
and now one of tho prominent business men of Taber, Is looking up old
scones this week.
Victoria Day celebrations In the
matter of sports will bo the order of
the day on Saturday at Waldo.
The Fernie Football Club wiil travel
to Coleman on Saturday to play their
league game. A celebration Is taking
place in Coleman, so a good crowd
should accompany the ten'^V
Maurice Burroll, secretary of Mlchol Locnl Union U, M. W. of A„ was
a visitor In Fornlo in connection with
tho Altomu.ro caso,
Frank Farrington, International
Hoard Mombor, spent a fow days in
the city on buslnoss In connection
with tho organization,
The Court of Revision In connection
with tho Voters' List went off vory
quietly on Monday last, although tho
Socialists were on hand to take a last
long lingering look at tho names on
the list before a similar occasion may
call for their scrutiny.
Col. Mackay lias been presented
with a modal by the Army nnd Navy
Association of Wlnnlpog for 'valuable
Borvlcos rendered.
Uvldontly tho circus attracted a
goodly number of visitors from along
tho Pass on Tuesday nnd tho city took
on qulto a gala iippoaranco.
Knox Church, Uniplro [iay sorvlcos,
11 a.m., and 7..10 p.m., proachor, Uev.
A, S. Martin, H.D., Morning subject,
"Political Duty," Mvcnlng Hubjoct,
"Doiids of ISmpIro,'
Mrs, .fniiitliiKH has again taken ovor
the Waldorf Hotel, and tlio familiar
flguro of LohIIo1 Mills, who returned to
tlio city on Monday, Is observable ln
onr mldiit, Mr. Mills will dnvotrt IiIh
attention to tho management.
Tho following toani will travel to
Coleman and roprciient Fernie lu the
longuo fixture! S. Macdonald; Anders
and Shields; Grant, Gregory and
Mills; Cummin, Murray, thallium, .loin-
son, and Gorrio. Ites.: N\ Macullcii
and trainer. Leave Pernio by !W0
from our advertising columns It l-vlll
bo soon that John Minton Ib carrying
ii good B-ftloctlon of "wlioolo" from
which tho "pnddlorn" can cbooso tho
vnrloun cycles thnt suit their fancy.
Tho formation of a cycling club In
Kernle Is Wowing around these days,
nnd this summer will, no doubt, see
tho Idea mnteriaHte.
Mayor Gates and Aldormon Ttlmito
and Macdonald acted no tlio Civic
Court ot Revision on Assesnments nt
which several objections were heard,
and in *omo eases small reducltoiu
made. Unless nny appeal! aro taken
to the county court Judgo tho city tax
roll will be proceeded with.
Last Saturday night tho local sports
woro treated to an exhibition of good
sport at tho A, A. C. (Ingram's) when
Pnt Connolly,, whohna an unboanten
record nt tho wrestling gamo, nt his
weight, staged throo bouts, catch-as-
catch can, and a throo-round boxing
exhibition.     The first item was an
interesting    tuasnl    between    WIIllo
Givntschlo and Wllllo Colo, both  of
Fornlo.   Although tho manager styled
thorn as novices, tho lads mado a good
showing, but Gautscnio wilh his superior weight nnd skill was morn than
n match for his gamo opponent, nnd
Hocurod tho throw In 17 mlnuUiB.   B.
Marshall and "Dig Pete," noxt to occupy tho mat, gnvo a throo round exhibition,   Polo has his own Interpretation of what constitutes nn "exhibition" aud would havo finished tho
affair In tho first round, tho clover-
noHs and quickness of Marshall nlono
saving him from punlHlimont,     Thn
(It-bit of tho ovonlng was a bout botwoon Hansom and Pat Connolly, tho
Inti or having undertaken    to   throw
two mon within 50 mlnuleo or forfeit
$200.    Sanson ls certainly   a   smart
nmt artist, and vory quick, but again
It was a question of HlUII and weight
.mil tiitnuun, alter a d-tiiio Unlit *v*i*
thrown In about 13 minutes. .Immediately afterwards Mnnager Connolly
appeared again, nnd this timo ngalnst
lioavlor mnn, Johnson, ot Fornlo,   So-
Vornl of tho Jamoim holds were demon-
Htrntod In this bout, particularly "Uio
too-hold,  Johnson ftuccnniod nftor 17
minutes,    Manager Connolly Informs
un that tho following matches havo
beon arranged for Juno 6th In tho A.
A. C: Johnaon vs. Saneom, for side
bet of $50 each; winner to toko 7G por
cent and the loser 2."» pur cent. Willie
Cole vs. Gnutschlo, for $25 atddo, snmo
conditions as above to govern gate receipts.    There will also bo ono or two
good boxing preliminaries     Pat an-
Hures us tbat It will bo clean, healthy
apart In which the, coatcataute vlll
put up their own money, and It ths
oxhlbltlo la anything last Saturday's
It will be well worrth watching.
The drawing of Lot IG, Block 13, D.
L. 2003, took place Wednesday evening in the Old It. C. Church. Ticket
No. 4477, held by Rev. J. McGratli, of
Tacoma, Wash,, was the lucky number. The raffle was very successful,
and the Rev. Mlchels and church committee tako tho occasion to sincerely
thank all who helped to secure same.
His Grace Archbishop Casey accompanied by Father Mlchels left yesterday for Cranbrook, taking part ln
tho Corpus Christ! procession at St.
Eugono's Mission held in the afternoon. A large number of Indians
from nil parts of tho district woro
present for tho occasion,
Sunday morning tho Archbishop
will officiate in St. Mary's Church,
Cranbrook, and will dedicate the new
$100,000. Indian Industrial School at
St. Rugeno's MlBBlon In tho afternoon,
Mr. Davis, archltocct, and'J. J. Wood,
contractor, two Fornlo man, • havo
ovory reason'to bo proud of .tho beautiful school which thoy hnvo just completed. „
H, has been decided to erect a now
church for tho Catholics of Coal
Crook. Another church will also bo
built at Corbin, and vory llkoly tho
site of tho prosont church nt Michel
will bo chnngod for tho bonoflt of
tho Nntal Catholics.
11, Wilson, charged with thoft of
$!l.!iO from a room In tlio Nnpnnoo
Hotel \v«8 arrostod on Friday night
last, and his case was hoard boforo
Magistrate Whlmstor on Thursday,
and recolvod n sentence of??   7
John Ilnrvoy wns arrostod on Friday
last on tho charge of appropriating a
lint and cont from tho Kings Hotel,
and which ho was woarlng when arrostod, Ho was"'flnotl $10.00 and
hid, I'oiiKiuiy, charged with indecent
vMwtiUi-*!, wo* twuloiicei. lo out)
month's hard labor.
Chief Hall returned from Edmonton
on Monday last with Irving J. narslty,
who was romandod for hearing until
Friday ttoday).
II. BaUor waa arrested for bolng In-
toxlcatod whilst Interdicted, Ho np-
roared before Juiigo Thompson somo
timo ago and owing to thoro bolng
some doubt as to whether he was ro-
leased on suspended sentence, hid ennn
lis being held over until thin point is
cleared up.
J, Allbrlght wan arrested on Thursday morning at the Northern Hotel
and an officer of Uie Mountod Police
camo In the same night to take him
to Blairmore to face a charge of hous**-
V. h, Flint wm apprehended on
Thursday morning on a charge of
A thrilling picture drama In four
parts, covering the entire story of the
laying of tho plot by the notorious
Black Hand to kill Lieut. Petroslno,
of tho New York detective force, one
of the greatest dotoctlveB of modern
times, wiil bo prosented at the Grand
tonight (Friday) and Saturday night.
This gigantic criminal conspiracy
startled tho whole world a few years
ago, and Is still froBh in tho public
The public will remember that tho
bravo nontenant wont to Italy on a
secrot mission for tho purpose ot running down the mon nt tho very head
of tho InfamoiiB Black Hand organization. In his homeland ho waia rocog-
nlzod after a socles of wonderful adventures, and finally. Itlllod by the
clilof of tho Cnmmorras.
Mr. Sid Bluomonthnl, who Ib presenting this remarkablo attraction
horo, secured tho rights to thoso pio-
turos, nnd.Is' tlio only manager that
can show thorn for this soctlon of tho
west, Hvorywlioro ho has shown
thorn thoy havo boon received with
tho greatest enthusiasm by tlio public
By special arrangoniont a bargain
mntlnoo will bo glvon on Saturday
afternoon at 3 p.m. Prlcos, 10 nnd
15 contB. Owing to. tho tremendous
cost of producing this Rorlos, and tho
oxpnnso Incurred In ohtnlnlng tho
snmo, tho ovonlng prlcos will bo 25
conts; children, Hi cents. Fornlo
citizens nro familiar with tho excellent
programmes always furnished nt this
famous house, and appreciate If tho
Grand snys It's good that It Is so.
At the Grand Wednesday 28th
What tho orltlo of tho Vancouver
i'lovinco of Binurduy, May..r/th says
ol "Tha IVliico ol TuiJlfiht." TUI« l«
good nows to local thoatro-goors for
tho attraction Is booked nt the Grand
Theatre on Wednesday night, May 28:
"Exceptionally woll mountod "nnd
%itii i% chorus ihat can coropaib tiiil*
any that have boon aeon hore thia
season, "Tho Prince of Tonight"
played to a largo hou»o nt'tho Imperial, Friday and theWo Is no roason
why thero should not bo another
crowded house thia evening. It la
not tho first timo tho play has boen to
Vancouver and tho^e muat be mnny
who rem ember somo of tbo tuneful
numbers of this sparkling musical
comody. All the old favorites aro
there and there are many now onei as
well, It Is nice to sit baek and listen to anm ot th* turn** that have
been the vogue on records In tbe homo
and on the lips of tho ol-ovator boy
down-town, and It Is nicer still to bear
at first hand, those we know will be
—because of their popularity—Inflicted on us after "The Prince of Tonight" has faded into the dim future
of next month.
The play, In addition to being exceptionally strong in the, chorus, is
well cast. Tom Arnold, who plays
the prince, has a fine stage presence
and knows how to sing hotter than
other stage princes who have been
here. Outside of him, thero Is a
long list of principals who have little
to do but amuse and manage to do
that little woll. But after nil, tho
main thing Is the chorus—Individual
and collective—and thoy certainly
score well with the audience as tho
most haTd-worklng collection that has
boen seen at the Imperial in a musical
show for some weeks."
Mr. Charles Hunt finds It Impossible to thank personally the many
friends who have holped during the
sad bereavoment, and desires It to bo
known that ho is vory grateful to all
thoso who so willingly and kindly
I. o. o. L;
In formation has been received from
the Grand Lodge thnt tho dispensation, togethi£!f with all paraphernalia
to install the Mooso Lodge ls on its.
road. , The installation will take place
in a few days. After the Installation
a social will be held, All candidates
desiring to ty'lng a friend can get necessary Invitations from tho secretary
or any ono of tho commlttoo. Tho
commlttoo L. 0. 0. M. aro requested
to moot Monday evening at 8 p.m.
Isis Theatre
It is n tale of the Great Canadian North-West, and
the equally Great North-West Mounted Constabulary
Two Splendid
Lone: Roots
It Is not often that you have a chance to see a
true Canadian Story, but here Is your chance
Tho greatest Pictures over scon Fn Pernio
"SILENT JIM" is an Outdoor Story -of
Forest, Crag and Ml ro
Sllonl Jim will bo supported by a
comody program tlio equal of which
wo havo novor shown.
Tho oxqulfllto photography and tho
clover plotB mako tho Crystal Corned-
Ac Oitti Ui Auc luOai. juJiiuL-U  Ok-iUuu <iO
show.    Split Crystal Comedies.
Itollanco Comedy Drama
Split Imp Comedies.
Nestor Comedies. A bnnlsbeir of
Sola* Drama. A waif brings good
choor to tho homo of an unhappy
On Monday
and Tuesday
Tho Houso of Quality and Quantity
A powerful Labor
Drama by
Marion Brooks, in
two Retls,


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