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Industrial Vnity is Strength.
Ho. 46, Vol. VI.
The Official Organ of District No. 18, U. M. W. of A.
$1,00 A YEAR
Rain Spoils First
July Celebration
There was a damsel of Elko,
Who to Pernle declared she would go,
But when she gazed on the rain
She was heard to exclaim—
"Won't the stud word for mother just
There were, however,' many who did
come to Fernie—and who- were unkind enough to-express dissatisfaction about the weather, the town and
the athletic association generally, but
they \vere the exception, and not tho
rule. All who possessed a modicum bf
common sense realized that the
athletic asociation could scarcely do
• otherwise than call everything off .but
. the. indoor events, for to have kept
the children on parade -would have
been criminal, to say the least! At
no time during the forenoon did the
weather give real promise of clearing,
and while, the afternoon might, by a
stretch of imagination be called "fine,"
there were very few people who were
inclined to venture far afield, while
the state of the park and roads precluded the possibility of holding the
sports under condition congenial. We
question very much, had it been decid-
, ed to hold the sports in the afternoon,
whether any but a few enthusiasts
and the contestants would have been
present, arid the meagre crowd of
baseball fans who with Spartan courage'followed the ball teams may be
taken as a pretty fair indication of the
interest that would have been displayed. Therefore, we maintain, in
spite..of "the tremendous disappointment occasioned, that the as-'
-soclatioH7~havin'g—regard- to-all~ciF
cumstances could not" have acted
otherwise. Many foolish remarks
were made by some of the sportsmen,
but the .majority accepted the inevitable with best grace possible, recognizing that "while every effort had
been mnde for thoir amusement and
accommodation, this Is" not the first
time (nor will It be the last) that
motorological conditions havo had the
last word in deciding our amusements.
In cancelling the sports the association hnvo left tho decision of a future
date for the present, recognizing that
,'tho'IT. M, W. of A. may be desirous of
holding'snorts on Labor Day, and as
any date the former might arrange is
likely to clash with the mine workors,
■ we consider this very reasonable and
trust that the town may not bo denied
a real good day's, sport on Labor Day.
The School Children's Parade
The school principal had his s.ohol-
ars lined up on scheduled tlmo nt tho
Central school, and after tho distribution of tho flags the youngsters started out for tho contor of tho town, nnd
tho rain started   with   thorn.   Many
thoughtful parents had provldod thoir
off-springs with umbrellas,   but   the
youngsters seemed to mind tho olo-
monta lonBt of nil.   Ution arrival at
tho Coal Company's lnwn tho rain had
lncrensed to audi an oxtont that a
vory fow mlnntoB would havo sufficed
to drench all, and thoBO    who    os-
cape qualified for a place in the foot
The tain let up .for some few minutes to permit the arrival of the passengers, but no sooner had the train
arrived then, all received another generous baptism.
At about 11.30 it was seen that there
was no possibility of holding sports
that day ' and the committee reluctantly decided1 to call off all outdoor events and put on the boxing
contest for the afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The printers were notified, and within
a few minutes Mr. J. Lowe, assistant
secretary, had an. army of youthful
assistants distributing dodgers announcing the cancellation of sports.
The Boxing Contest
Between two and three hundred
enthusiasts gathered at the Arena to
witness the boxing contest and after
some delay—during which the audience expressed a little Impatience—
Alf Dragon arid H. Marshall appeared
and boxed a five-round preliminary.
There seemtj.d to be a little difference
of opinion between the audience and
the boxers as to .what constitutes a preliminary, but this-difference did not
seem'to be shared by the contestants.
The next bout—star event—was between Eugene Piola ■ (Fernie,) vs. Alfred Alexander (Victoria), who boxed
at 140 pounds for light weight championship of Crow's Nest Pass. This
bout, although going only some two
rounds and 60 seconnd3, was sharp nnd
strong while it lasted. Alexander,,
however, shaped very poorly and failed to stop his opponent, who was both
smart and clever.     	
A meeting of citizens will
be held in the council cham-'
ber tonight at 8 o'clock; when
matters of the utmost importance to the city and citizens
will 'be discussed. Don't fail
to be there,    i
The first-round was all in Piola's
favor, who forced ' his opponent to
hang on the count with a heavy body
blow over the heart followed by a
quick short arm jab. Alexander was
saved by the call of time1.
In the second round, Plola again
punished his ninh severely forcing him
down to tho count of seven and ton.
In fact, the call of time again saved
Alexander. The referee did not hear
the shout of timo and had awarded
the fight to Piola when the timekeeper protested and the contestants wore
called back for the third round.
This, proved to be a very short affair and Plola soon had his man down
and counted out. Whilo It lasted it
was business,
Tho "Vets" Concert
The "Vets" had a good house for
their concort in tho evening and the
object for which tho concert was promoted should havo received a good
send off. The proceedings opened
with an address by tho chairman, 'Mr,
J, Shanks, superintendent at Coal
'Mr. Shank apologized for the ab-
sonco of W. It. Wilson, general manager of tho C, N. P. Coal Co,, who was
unablo to fill the chair owing to unavoidable absence from town. Aftor
stating the object of tho concort—tho
oroctlon of a memorial to those killed
tn tho oxploBlon ht Coal Creole, 1002—
and tlio good work that tho Vets association had porformed ln donation
an ambulance for use of sick and injured, the chairman, made a few remarks upon the usefulness of mine
rescue work in its application to mine
disasters, giving as an Illustration the
fact that did anj explosion similar to
that of 1902 occur here again, the rescue crew would no doubt, save many
lives with the oxygen apparatus. He
then called upon the first artist, Mrs.
A, G. Watson, who sang very pleasingly "Jessie's Dream." W. Owen
followed with-, a nicely rendered solo
"Mary." Mr. G. Finlayson, in his
own inimitable style told the audience
"How Bill Adamson won the Battle of
"Waterloo." Miss Pickering was well
received with "Killarney, My Home
over the Sea," while Mr. J. H. Hewitt
as "Lucinda Wriggle, the Broken
Star," caused as much laughter and
wriggle among the audience as he
produced on the boards himself. The
next item was contributed by Mr. C.
Andrew, "The Deathless Army." "Mr.
W. Shaw possesses a fine rich voice
and his selection, that well known Irish
ballad "Father O'Flynn," was given
with a richness of brogue that, would
not have disgraced an "bhoy" from the
Emerald Isle. -Mr. J. Quinney, an old
favorite, found excellent range for
his fine tenor voice in "Boys of the
King.1' "If all my Dreams," by J. McMillan, elicited much applause. Mr.
E. A. Cox held the audience with his
recitation  "Kissing_Cun.^ Mr. T..
fine    voice and gave
Mrs.  C. Percy  and
Paul Costa, a lad employed on the
tipple at Coal Creek was discovered
early yesterday morning beside the
track, at Letcher's, Spur, suffering
from serious injuries to the head.
The fact that someone was Injured
and lying beside the track was conveyed to the train-crew upon arrival of
the train at Coal Creek, and the engine and caboose immediately doubled
back to investigate. Upon reaching
the scene of the accident, it was discovered that one of Letcher's teamsters had arrived upon the scene and
the lad, .was immediately removed to
the hospital.
How the' lad came by his Injuries is
at present not known, but the generally accepted theory ,is that he must
have fallen off the train.
.The lad went off shift at 4 p.m. on
Thursday morning, and is believed to
have missed the train and walked to
Fernie. Not being anxious to wake
his parents at that hour it is supposed
he took a nap in the empty
coaches at Fernie and stayed there
until the train1 started out at 6 a.m.
Discovering that he was being conveyed back to the Creek, it is just possible
that he jumped from the train and
thereby sustained the injuries from
which he is now suffering.
Upon enquiry at the hospital this
■morning we learn that the lad is improving, and that if complications do
not intervene, he may recover.
OTTAWA, July 1.—Hon. T. W. Crothers, minister of labor, left on the
noon train today for Vancouver Island,
to make a personal investigation of
labor difficulties in mines on the island. There has been troublo for
some time and from 3,000 to 4,000 men
are "out on strike. Such conflicting
and contradictory stories are told by
the interests involved as to the cause
'of difficulties that Mr. Crothers has
found it necessary to visit the mines
and to find out at first hand the situation.
Dominion Day
Sports at Bellevue
/ .	
Tho sports at Ilollovuo woro pulled
off without a hitch, tho   doy   bolng
Jdoal.   Sports woro oponod with tho
baseball game,   Thoro were !l entries,
Hlalrmoro, IllllcroBt' and   Ilollovuo.
Iilalrmore won tho gamo by boating
Hlllcrest 5*0 and Ilollovuo 10-0; prizes,
$75.   Tho 100 yards, open, was woll
contostod:  1, Soiunun;  2, Williams;
3, Evans, prlsios, $80 and $7,50,   The
football was won by Ilollovuo Scrub
team, prize, $25,   Tho half mllo flat
caused somo fun, one tho tho contestants starting with a big overcoat on
hut had to discard it beforo tho finish.
l.John Swan; 2, Scott; prizes, $15 and
$7,50.   There wns somo   good   sports
for tho young boya and   glrl»,   the
girls' raco undor 10 bolng won by MIbs
iiiiiiuuun;  bu-conu,    Muy.,, Korxiriek;
j.rl-7-oi', l?*M and -Jl.Ptl  Tlsuv lor boya
under 0, 1,Norman Syrh; 2, Sydney
Earp; prlzos, $2 and $1,   Knees for
boys under 12 years won by Itodo
Koorllo; prises, $2,(10 and $1.   Ttacos
for boyss under 10, 1, J. Malcolm:
prize, $4.00; 2, Leader-sails; prize, $2.
Itaoos for girls undor 10—Ellon Kl-
lldloalor,   prl*o,   $2.00;   .2,   Kvvelyn
Hamilton, prlzo, $1.00.   Tho married
Indies' raco was won by  Mrs,   Ken-
drlck, prlzo, $5,00; Mrs. Bock, second,
prize, $2.50.,   Tho single ladles' race
wat won by Miss Hamilton, prlzo,
$5,00; BocOnd, Miss Kendrlck, prize,
$2,50.   Running broad Jump was won
by A, B. Williams, prlzo, $10,00; socond, Mat Evans, $2.50.   The running
hlffh Jump wns won by  Nat  Evans,
prlzo, $10,00; socond, A. E. Williams,
$1B0.-    PuttlnK   shot—Ai   V«ppcMI,
prlzo, $10.00; second, Martin Burtte,
$150.    Hundred   yards—I,   Mead,
$15,00; 2, Dumonts, $5,00. , Tho wrestling match was n good ono, tho first
bout bolng won by W. Mills, of Hollo-
vuo, and tho second bout   by   1'oto
Ilackons, of IllllcroHt.   Tho final was
botwoon W. Mills, of Ilollovuo, ond
Poto MackoiiH, of Hlllcrest.   Tho"winner was Macleans; prlzo, $20,00.  The
'obstacle' race was well contented 'furnishing n"Ito   a lot   of   amusement,
Prize was equally divided, the winners
bolng John Swan and   Janion   Craig.
1'rlzo, $7.50 each,   Tho   football   to
league players was an easy win for
Hlllcrest, thoro bolng 6 'entries, two
Ilollovuo teams, Colomnn, IlurmlB nnd
Unionist, won flrnt, placo. Prize, if.'O,
Tile throe-loggod moo" wns won by M,
Seaman and Nat TCvans; prlzo, $5.00;
second, A. flnrsonn nnd .T, Crntf   Tlm
tug-of-war was won by  A,   Yappottl
team, priiw, i*.d,w,   The one-quartor
mllo pony raco—A. Scott, of Hurmis,
prlzo. $15; smoond, Ollff Mllley, prize,
$5,00.   Throo-olghth mllo horse rare
(to Ilollovuo and district)—W. Chap-
poll, "Cium-n ct Wp(vJ<i," r*"!«c, $5?.M;
sopond, Jones Itlllon, Passburg, prlzo,
$7.50.  Tho placo kick was  won  hy
Thomas Dugdale, prlzo, $5, Tho three-
eighth mllo horso raco (open)—Hugh
Henley, prize, $50.00;    second,   W,
Ohnppoll, prlzo, $20.00,   Tho Ilollovuo
band was in attendance nl! day nnd
furnished somo good music. Tho day's
sport wnB brought to a close hy a
dance Ip tho Socialist hall at night,
Tho commltteo deserves great credit
for tho way everything was managed.
Tn the ovonlng tho  commlttoo  gavo
ovory child on tho flold n   bag   of
candy snd an orange.   All voted It
ih* hunt dny'n sport that nollovuo ovor
Biggs was in
"Honor's Call
■Mr. J, T. Puckey gave an exceedingly
clever musical duet, and earned well
merited applause for their very clever
The second part of the program
was as follows: "Till the Sands on
the Desert Grow Cold," J.' Quinney;
"Dreams," Mrs. G. A. Watson; "Five
Fly," Mrs. Chas Percy; duet, "The
Spider and the Fly," Mr. Wm. Shaw
and Miss Pickering; "Rob Roy Mackintosh," and as an encore, "I Like My
Breakfast in Bed on Sunday Morning," by the ever popular Archie Pren-
tioo; "Auchored," Mr. C. Andrews;
recitation, "Gunga Din," Mr. G. Finlayson; "To Cheor MIm up and Help
Him on His Way." Mr, J. I-I. Hewitt;
"Lovo Mo and the World Is Mine,"
Mr, J. McMillan; "I put on My Coat
anil Wont Homo," Mr. J. T. Puckey.
Tho National Anthem brought a most
enjoyable evening to a close.
The Vets' association wish to thank
the artists, tho public and all who
helped by tho sale of tickets and otherwise to mnko their concert a buccc-jh,
Further, they would remind all who
hail tickets for sale that thoro will
bo a mooting lu the basement of Christ
Church on Sunday ovonlng, July Oth,
whon It ls .hoped they will attend nnd
pay In all monies nnd return nil unsold tlckots, Total proceeds of concert will bo announced later.
Whilo tho artlBtH and all who nB-
slfltoil nro entitled to tliolr hharo of
prnlso, wo cannot, conclude without,
mention of Llout,-Col, J. Mackay and
Limit. CI. O'Brien to whoso untiring
efforts the buccobs ot tho concert Is
In* no small in en sure duo, nlso W. It,
Wilson for grant a flpoclal train for,
convciilonro of Crookltos.
Tlio shirt waist dance lu the Victoria hnll wiih an unqualified buccohh,
over 170 couples tripping to tho music
of finrrlo'B orchestra. Mr. flnrrlo Ih
to lm congratulated upon thn Introduction or this novel, If unconventional,
dnnco and desorves tlm thanks of nil
dovotoos of tho light fantastic,
'Nm, Town Hand also doBorvos a
Hluiro of pralHo for the manner in
which thoy braved the elements, and
more than ono ehango of raiment,
mimt havo beon resorted to hy itB
momhors, who paraded the streets *ln
tho morning, rugnrilloBs of showers,
to stir up a llttlo-onthuslasm and cheor
tho drenched and disconsolate crowd,
—Domrni6rTDay"celebratidn~i)assed off
very  successfully,  the  weather man
having let*up for a few days and the
grounds drying'out nicely.   A large
number of people attended aud a good
program of sports was gone through.-
The celebration opened, at "ten in the
morning with a parade through the
streets, starting from tho Taber hotel.
The Taber hand headed the procession, followed by a number of automobiles,   handsomely   decorated.   Next
came the school children,   and   they
were  followed by  floats  of  various
kinds.     The   float put up by R. C.
Hosey made a hit, being an old wagon, without nny tongue, drawn by a
team of mules, each with ta pair of
overalls on his front legs, and with
tho forco from Hosey's  blacksmith
shop beating old tin cans, made up
Hosey's crazy bund.   The float took
first prize for thc most comic rig in
tho parado.   C, F. P, Conybeare, of
Lethbridge, mndo a speech at tho fair
grounds, nftor which    tho    vnriouB
sports bogan, At noon a baseball gamo
was played between Tabor Juniors and
and a team of hoys from Lothbrldgo,
tho homo toam winning.   The hundred
yard dash wns won by Georgo Thnek-
or, also tlio two hundred and twonty.
Tho football finme between Taber and
Grassy Lako waH won by tho boys
from tho Lnlco by a score of throo to.
ono.   It wns ii vory poor exhibition,
as none of tho players woro In shape.
The   winning loom   wns   composed
mostly of old Tuber minors who nro
homostondliiR  near   Grnssy     Lako,
Thoro wns a fifty dollar prlzo on tbo
gamo. (Tho tonm thnt. entered tho tug-
of-wnr from tlm Cnnnda West enmo
•out Hocond boat,   Thn bucking homo
content wnH n tnmo nffalr.   A noiions
necident linpponod In tho nftornoon,
whon a Binnll boy Bitting on tho whool
of n wagon nnd the toiun backod up
and hn foil nnd was run ovor,   HIh
mothnr, who wiih ln tlio rig nt tho
tlmo, fainted nnd was uncoiificlous for
a long tlmo from thn Bhrndc.
Forty Lads Thrown into Water When
Narrow Wooden Walk Breaks at
Municipal    Bath House
LAWRENCE, Mass., July 33.—A
narrow wooden walk over fifteen feet
of water to the municipal bath house
in the Merimac river, gave way today
under the stamping feet of a crowd of
impatient boys and at least eleven of
the little fellows were drowned. There
may be many bodies in the stream.
The boys, ranging in ago from 9 to
15 years, were waiting for Mr. AVil-
liam B. , Blythe, the bath ' house
keeper, to open the door. No one
knew then how many there were in
the party, but it is-thought that forty
is a conservative estimate.
The boys were jumping up and down
as they shouted to Blythe to open
up, when the supports sank and .the
walk extension ■ dropped like a trap
door, rolling the lads Into .the river.
, Is Swift Current
point drawn by the falls a quarter of
a mile below.    Tho youngsters were
caught in this.   Many of them could
The Situation
on the Island
Frank Farrington Writes the Deputy
Minister of .Labour—The Elus-
ive "Forms"—Where be 'em?
The following letter of Mr. Frank
Farrington (International Organizer
on Vancouver Island) tell, without
any comment from us the reason (.?)
why the Labor Department failed to
comply with Mr. Foster's application
for a board under Industrial Disputes
Act. Seven months delay may be a
very trifling matter to government
officials but means a. whole lot to the
worker. Nor does there appear to bo
an end to the delays, for the "Forms
of Application," with an elusiveness
that would not disagree Masklyne or
Cook have'again failed, to put in an
not swim. Witnesses on the -river bank
bank say that all disappeared in a
flash, but a moment later there was a
struggling mass on the surface..
The stronger ones who could swim
struck out bravely for the boathouse
and a score saved themselves. Their
cries brought aid and several others
wero pulled ashore. Five unconscious
•forms wero brought from the ^yater
and two of these were finally resuscitated. Efforts to restore the othors
were futile.
LONDON, July 3.—Tho King's
bench court today gavo judgment ln
favor of Mr. Thomns Rynri, nn Irish
farmer, who brought suit against tho
Whlto Star Steamship Compnny to ro-
covor damages for tho loss of his son
In tho Titanic disaster.
■Tho Judgo awarded Ryan tho sum
of $(500, which had been agreed upon.
A similar award was made In two
othor cases at tho samo tlmo.
GLASGOW, July .1.—Ilnllliiklnrnln
castlo, near horo, valued at $500,000
wiib nlmost, totnlly dontrnyod by flro
oarly todny, Militant suffragettes nro
suapnotod. Thn Louchars railway station near St. Androws, also wns burn-
Vancouver, B.-C, June 20th, 1913
Mr. F. A. Ackland,
Deputy Minister of Labor,
Ottawa,   Ont.
Dear Sir:—Your letter of June 12
in reply to mine of May 29th is received  and ^ contents read  carefully  and
with much interest.
You say "In Mr. Foster's letter of
Sept. 30,1912, received by the Minister
on October 7, no request is made
for procedure under the Industrial
Disputes Investigation Act, nor has
the Department at any time received
any requests for such procedure."
Your own language makes it clear
that Mr. Foster-did communicate with
the Minister. True he did not use the
form provided by the Department for
use when the operation of tho act is
may be made without regard- to these
forms." While Mr. Foster's letters
may have been somewhat crude in
construction, its intent was obvious
and certainly did convey to the Minister the fact that an industrial disturbance prevailed at Cumberland and'
Ladysmith and that he was anxious
to have the assistanco of tho Department, othorwlBo he would have had no
reason for communicating with the
Minister on tho subject.
Moreover, wo are forced to the opinion, that had the Minister been really
anxious to bo helpful,in tho premise,
ho would havo put forth some effort
to bring about an adjustment of the
troublo aftor tho receipt of Mr. Foster's lotter, instend of remaining silent on tho matter from October 7th
1912, to May 8th, 1913, on which latter date your letter wiir addressed to
Mr. Whlto at Indianannlls.
Aneut your claim that a telegram
and application blonkB wore sent by
tho .Minister to tho secretary of tho
union on .September 1Mb, 1912, I nd-
\Iro tint I l.avo mndn d:i:gont enquiry,
nnd have been nimbi j t,i jyiln any Information nn. to the.r rocuipi, nor lias
Mr. Foster, who \. iho diroctlnp hend
of l!i<! Vancouver Island branch of
thc United Mine Workors of America,
any knowledge relative thereto, per-
hnpB tho fact that the secretary resides iu Cumberland and not at Nanaimo, may account for their having
gone astray.
You ask, "Why tho employees, In
ceasing work on Sept. 15,1912, thought
It wise to ignore tlio law prohibiting
strikes anil lockouts," The employes
did not Igiinrn tlm law, because rhe
troublo had not reached the imppet. of
a Btrlko, a day of ldlniions was taken
as a protoHt against arbitrary iriut-
and in the abstract, and had not, at
that time, been moulded into con-
cret form, hence there was not as
yet any tangible object to which to
apply the law. However, agitation
strongly in favor of invoking thc provisions of the Industrial Disputes Investigation Act was astir among the
men and unquestionably in a short
time the complaints would have been
classified and the Act Invoked had not
ihe Canadian Collieries Company precipitated the lockout.
Continuing you say, "I am enclosing
copies of the forms sometimes used In
making application for a board and
similar to thoso which were mailed
to tbe local secretary at Cumberland
on Sept. 39, 3 912." While it is not
important that I do so, In order to
obviate what may develop into a
technical argument, in the future, I
direct your attention to the (fact that
the forms were not enclosed and havo
not been received. This would indicate that it is quite possible that the
forms you claim wero forwarded to
the secretary on September 19, 1912,
may not have been forwarded,
Yours Truly,
To the Editor of the District Ledger:
■ Dear ■ Sir:    June 28th. 1913. will go
LONDON, July a.--Five women nr-
roHted In yoBtorday'B suffrage!fe demonstration woro todny snntuiitod io
fourteen dnys In jnll onch.
"clown in the -annals of history as an
other mile stone or land mark In the
progress of our Industrial conflict here   '
on Vancouver   Island.   The   weather,   .
being all that conld bo desired and tho
arrangements    throughout    faultless,
made the day a magnificent success.
About 12.30 a.m! headed by a band,
the minors of Ladysmith and district
walked in to Nanaimo., Large banners
were carried, bearing very suitable Inscription, also scores of small flags,
(red being predominant) were carried
by the   children.     Shortly   after'   1
o'clock the various marshals got the   i
children   together, and   placed   them
Into line.   They made a beautiful picture, clean and neatly dressed, somo as
young as 3 years, walking 4 abreast,
most of thein with corors,   roans   cr
something to    add'to their appearance. ' P.ehlnd came the main procession Including 1500 men and about 500
womon.    It was noticed  that as far
as a go was concerned wo had the two
lixtromoK, some only a few months old,
and many old warriors" turned    out
from (10 to SO yours of age.   Some of
tbo latter wnlkod  from  tlio farthest
point.   Tho procession,   wliich    was
about a mile long wended Its way lo
tho Nanaimo Cricket field with band
In front nnd band behind.   There wero
nbout 20 largo banners   nnd    many
scorn small flngH   all   bearing   vory
snltablo Inscription, being In fact, a
Bplcndlil mixture of sound boiibo, good
advice, humor and Biircasm. Two that
especially  drew   my  attention   wero,
first, "Womon'H Auxllllury of U.  M.
W, of A,"    Coming   Immediately bo- '
hind this banner wero about 50 mothers  wheeling  their  babes  lu  buggies,    Tho second  wns one I  would
award Hist jirl.e wen. Ir. a coiiieHi; It
wiih a  plain  banner with Hie liiHcrlp-
Hon, "More Limelight fnr Hi" ll.-mld." '
Five Doukhobbrs Got Ruda Awakan-
(no in Mysterious Explosion-
Three Oddlj' Hurt
N13LSON, July a.—While flvo Doulc
hobors, two womon and threo men,
woro sleeping Saturday night, a sudden flxplnalon blow the \inmi* tn frnir-
monts and Injured all tho occupants,
throo of whom havo boon taken to
tho Nelson hospital,
Onri of tho womon was bloton
clean out of tho houbo,
Tho Doukhohors nre not mombors
of the community. Thoy declare
thoro was no explosive of any kind
In tlio house or nenrhy and tho origin of tho explosion is a mystery
which the pollco nro endeavoring to
It Is bolloved tx largo quantity of
stumping powor wns used.
Wllllnm 1'ollninn wns nrrosted last
Friday by Connliiblo Ainbuniiuii nnd
brought boforo 'Mnglntroto Whliiistor
charged with theft of grip and con-
tentfl from Qimon's hotol, tho properly
of a friend, Iio Ih now fulflllng a six
months ongngomout with tho prodn-
clnrauthorltloN, , ,  , '
Mike Soolny wiih arrostod by Chief
of Pollco Ilnnvn charged as suspect.
Ho Is on rnmniyd.
Ji.1.,:. C.,;;.,!], „., ...A,.,,., i, i_ii,Uhcu
with hnlnR drunk, viik nrrentPd on
Hnkor nvoniin by Constnhlo Amber-
man. He hnd tlio option of $20 or <'t0
A crlpplo mimed Johnson was ar-
rostod on   I-'rldny   night by Const-
iiiiite   AJniiutimili   UiirttflfcO   Willi   bugging, ono month,«.
Hoaloy, Mftdead, Robertson, Mc-
Illicit), Larson nnd Fagan wore charged under vnnnuicy act with being
drunk and disorderly and fmld fines
of from $5 to flO and »1 costs.
Sec   our   Subscription Compfelltlon
on page 6—It will bo worth your whlto.
The Chief viUIiea to warn residents
against tho numerous potty thefts that
have been happening In tho hutuls
and rooming houses of the town lately, It Is thn duty of ovory citizen to
inform tho pollno should thoy notice
any suspicion* character loitering
around or offering artlolos ot value for
sale ns It Is only by Riving such Ip-
(urination thai U.o tmUc«* can hopo to j moving two old
i capture thoso i-t'tty weak thieves.       school, cost $50,
City Council mot on ■Wndnomliy
night* and nccoptod ostlmntod stntu-
mont ■ of■■ receipts and expenditure iia
prosoiiled by Klniincu committee.
IJy-liiwH KM lo KIN were read tlmo
times, No, 131 nninndiilont to street
and Hldewnlk.H by-law, K',5 mayor's salary by-law; 130 nldermen'H pnlnry bylaw, and I.'17 mul Kin iiNNOHHinmitH and
robato bylaw for the year.
The council mot again on Thursday
night, rend nnd adopted minutes of
provlouH mooting, also received roport
from City-Engineer on 'question of
iuiii|i(.-iuiik iioiiBi'iiuiiifirt to make
rewer ct.nneC'lJw;.', 'l'hl.-i win kit lu
hands of Health committee.
Mr. Spalding submitted draft of
writo-up of city which is intended for
publication ho Is producing. As this
did not meet with the councilliipnrov-
a), It* was suggested that tho mayor
and city clerk, O. W, Hobs revise unme.
Tho flvo by-laws road at tbo previous meeting wero considered and
At the school board meeting held
earlier In tho weok tho resignation of
Mr. Jim. Lancaster uh trustee ;,yus nccoptod and nominations arranged for
12lh. HiucMon will tuiut place en the
J6th In Ihe council chamber, .0. W.
Hom returning officer.
Mrs. Elley's application for position
on teaching staff was accepted nt u
•alary of $75 p#r month.
II. Charly wss given contract t»r r,--
hollers   from
ment and for the puipo™ of .WMniun j,   0" ,;   ()).lt        ,,,,„.„,,., ,„,.„        ,,,.,.
Plnnii for the rectification   cit    com-1,,, „„, B,BI1,rlc.nn(.0    ,lf   these    few
Thn   com pin I nt rf   were
iiiiiHIfnrloiiii I
(Continued on I'hko i)
The Sports
at .Michel
Tho Dominion Day sporfH held on j Mnrtln's hull and u very Inrgc crowd
thu priililu un tlio Imi of In1/ wt.-ro | was. In nttoiidiutro to tho strnliiH of
attended by u nice though threaten- \ Almond.* orchestra. The prize watt/.
Ing weather, tho mont troubleHome ! was won by W, Dave (Irundy nnd Mrs.
thing being tho wind. Tho tinmt Nor. j Mark OnHkeil,
thorn Hallway Co. ran n special from
Old Town io thtt"Y leaving at 11 a.m.
but no turaiigemeiitti could bo mnde
for tho return Jnurnev onlv bv rli-H
and other convoy-pco*.    The follow-
•!..„     ,'u.ir,    iini,    ui     *cM-;itU     it,l»  tun-
tented;     Tradesmen    turnout  Klk
Vnlloy Hrewery; 2. ttc.a. VMit>r. H»»«t
slnglo turnout—I. Flshet1; •„', liiilotn;
A, Frew. Hoys' nnd girls' rrceH. pown
ev-entH from 1 in If! y-e-ir." i-i*"..*
rnco,   Old men's raco—I, Fred Gullet,
*    IOH \ VVptMM'I'l' ff.,,1, It..
July 2.—A Htrllie ban brol«»n out in t'n>
Hand dihtrict, which tlirmitenn to tlo
up tlie entire ^uM mining Indtihtry of
Mouth Africa, Th- dispute aro.si.- froni
n Nlmple -question about working hoili'K
in  tlm Kllnfonielii  milieu,  and ''from
11.,.,.,: >.)■■:'1:;.AA. ■       X ■    .   ',:,,.   .,.',.,,„
district until the Hituatlon became so
2, .Inhoz Weaver. 100 yard dash-- I.'h'tIous thnt troops w> re called out fo
Hort Davis; 2, Wm. Weaver;   3,   K|.! protect property.        ,,
mon.   Six a sido football contest, 51 - -—•- -■■   —
tonms entering—finalists, Sam '.Hamptons team and \V. Jenkins team, the
first named wlnnlntr the $50. linnt-httii
—Mlchol beat Corbin by a «core of 21
to 0 and secured the prlzo of $75.00.
Tho open pony raco was won by Mc-
(lov-ern's Joey, Tho horuo rati, w.ig
won by the Hosmer tiart.*, -Queonl^;
2, Prows, Tho best l.vlr driver was
Mrs. Joss Msnsflold. Lor.il pony raee
—I, Geo. User's NVIIj; ;, Chanty
Smith'* Hay,   Tu>r of -tfttr w.ti rrntt hj-
SOFIA, July :!.--A terrific battle he-
ftt'eei: Hnlrartntin ond ■fJrer.J.f fr>rC'-;J !:!
in presre-sss war I.eftera today, Jt Ih
not known which faction was tlw* •(«:•
Wf'tor, but It I* M«t*d thu t.t ho Hnl-
Karlai.w advanced, and In fi hand-to-
hnnd encounter rouu>d tho Ureekn
si the point of »h« It.ijoiust, It i* nice wipe rial tlul a l*'.il«i U ',.* i***
lithe Italian team.   Thoiiiday's sports j grass between BulKitrlan and Servian
l wero tonrlnded by a dance held In I troop. PAGE TWO
Imperial Bank of Canada
Capital Subscribed
Reserve Fund
6,000,000        Capital Paid Up ....        6,770,000
$,770,000       Total Assets       72,000,000
D. R. WILKIE, President HON. ROBT JAFFRAY, Vice-Pros.
Arrowhead, Cranbrook, Fernie, Golden, Kamloops, Michel, Moyie, Nelson.
Revelstoke, Vancouver and Victoria.   „
Interest allowed on deposits at current rate from date of deposit.
Story ofthe Putumayo Atrocities
Nothing known to Selene* is better for this I
painful ailment than Zam-Buk.   It reduces j
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Easily applied and cleanly.   Why go on suffer'
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Some Proofs of Zam-BuK's Power.
R. THOMAS J. HOGAN,   Champion Clog Dancer of Cansdft,
, 69 Chan&ord Street, Montreal, writes:—
"For somo timo past I have boon troubled with Piles, but tu.it
yoar I suffered so much that I was obliged to cancel & number of engagements.
I tried all the so-called remedies that were recommended, but thoy Boemed to
do me no good. Having been udvisod to try Zam-Buk, I purchased a fifty-cent
box and after applying it a few times I folfc marked relief. I continued with
the Zam-Buk treatment and tho relief was extended into a permanent cure.
MR. WILLIAM KENTY, of Upper Nine Mile River, Hants Co., N. S.,
■ays:—"I suffered torribly from Piles, tho pain at times being almost unbearable. <! tried various ointments but all failed to do me the slightest good.
I was tired of trying remedies when I hoard of Zam-Buk, and thought as a last
resource I would giro this balm a trial. I procured a supply, and after a very
shorb time Zam-Buk effected what several other ointments and medicines had
failed to effect—a complete cure."
Zam-Buk also cures ECZEMA. BLOOD POISON.
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Refuse harmful substitutes.
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Cemetery Notice
Persons wishing their lots1 in Cemetery kept in
good condition for the season, at a reasonable
charge, can make arrangements with the undersigned.
Funeral Directors
By W. E. Hardenburg
The Devil's Paradise
■High up in the heart of the Columbian Ancles, amid the eternal snows
and massive grandeur" of the towering paramos, a small, swift-flowing
mountain stream has its origin.
.Plunging furiously down the steep
declivities of the Cordillera, between
the heavily-wooden crags, which rise
almost perpendicularly to the clouds,
it dashes itself into spray against the
enormous boulders that form its bed,
and hurls itself over the frequent
precipices in its path with a deep reverberating roar like distant thunder.
This brawling mountain torrent is
no other than the celebrated River
Putumayo, which, finally leaving the
towering Andes, flows In a southeasterly direction for more than a thousand miles through the great, fertile,
wooded lowlands of the Amazon Basin, finally entering the Amazon ln
the extreme western limits of Brazil.
Although" the' whole "of this immense territory is somewhat vaguely
known as the Territory of the Putumayo, until recently it has been almost a terra incognita to the civilized
world. The ownership of the Central
and Northern portions is in dispute,
being claimed by each of the three
rival republics of Peru, Columbia and
Ecuador. The Southern portion is occupied by Brazil, while the Peruvians have possession of the Central,
and the Colombians of the Northern,
part of the territory. Ectator haB no
possession to strengthen her claim.
It is in the Central portion, which
is under the nominal jurisdiction, of
Peru, in a district comprising roughly
some 10,000 square miles, lying between the 72nd and 74th degree of
West longitude and the Equator and
the 2nd parallel of South latitude, that
the scene of the notorious Putumayo
Rubber Atrocities—now ' known as
"The Devil's Paradise"—is situated.
This district is traversed by two tributaries of the Putumayo, the Carapar-
ana: and the Igaraparana, both of
which rise in the higher regions that
form the divide' between the Putumayo and its sister river, the Caqneta
or Japura, which lies to the North.
This region is one of the most fertile and beautiful on earth. Healthful, rich Li game and fruits, well watered hy vast rivers and limpid lakc3,
covered with the luxurious and varie-
ggted vegetation of the tropics, it is,
indeed, an earthly paradise. Here,
tudes of these noble forests, uncont-
nminated by any of the .vices and afflictions .of "civilization," dwelt, free
and unfettered, the ill-fated Indians
cf the Putumayo to the number of between fifty and sixty thousand souls.
These Indians, although'split up into various tribes—of 'which the four
principal ones were the Huitotos,
tbe Boras, the Ocainas and the Au-
doques — nevertheless differed but
little in appearance and in their habits
and customs. While, owing to various
local jealousies, bickerings and disunion prevailed among them, each
tribe, as a rule, was content to go its
own way and not interfere with the
affairs of its neighbors.
In the feature the Indians of the
Putumayo resembled to a singular
degree the Mongoloid or Malay type,
and this resemblance extended even
to the hair and eyes and the manner
of walking: "A picture of a Sea Dyak
of Borneo, using his sumpitan or blowpipe," says Sir Roger Casement,
"might very well stand for an actual
presentment of a Boras Indian with
his cerhatana. The weapons, too, are
Identical in structure and use, and in
many other respects a striking similarity prevails between two races so
widely sundered."
The different tribes were, as a rule,
subdivided Into clans or communes,
and generally each of these had its
own central dwelling-house, ,bullt of
thatch in a circular form and often
capable of housing two hundred, persons. Surrounding this, in the region
recognized by tribal law as'belonging
to that particular clan, Individual
member? of it, with their families,
lived in scattered huts at different
cultivated clearings throughout the
neighboring forest. Their weapons,
almost entirely confined to the blowpipe with its poisoned darts and.small
throwing-spears, tipped with wood or
bamboo, sufficed to procure for, them
an abundance of game; while their
plantations of maize and cassava and
the countless fruits and edible growths
of the forest yielded them, with but
a minimum of labor, a living superior
to that of many civilized workers.
It was in the early eighties of the
last century that the simple and innocent life of the peaceful natives-of
the Central Putumayo was first interrupted by contact with the whites.
It was at that date that the first Colombian caucheros, descending the
Putumayo from Patso in search of
the fatal "black gold" of the Amazon,
located themselves at different points
throughout the district and .entered
into what are termed trade relations
■ with these unsophisticated savages.
And it was at that date that the seeds
of those fearful and wholesale horrors,
that In recent years have startled and
-dismayed—the—whole— civilized—wor-ldr
were sown. Together with those
caucheros entered Greed and Lust,
deadly and terrible plagues, far worse
than those dread pestilences that from
time to time sprang up in the Dark
Ages to traverse all parts of the
globe, sowing in their wake panic,
death and desolation.
,* That the Indians welcomed the coming of these early buccaneers, it would
be futile to assert. They were doubtless, it is true, glad to get the ma-
chefs and such further trifles as beads,
mirrors, etc., that the conquistadores
at first supplied them with in return
for the rubber. But In proportion as
the intruders became more firmly established, the system of barter gradually ceased and the regime of coercion began. Consul Casement puts
this very clearly in the following
, "Those who came in search of rubber had no Intention of dwelling longer in the forest than the'accumalatior.
of the wealth-they hoped to amass
necessitated. They warned to get rich
quickly, not to stay and civilize the
Indians or make their homes among
tbem. The rubber trees of themselves were of no value;. It was Indians who could be made or induced
to tap them and to bring in the rubber
on the white man's terms that all the
invading conquistadores were in
search of. Gradually a leading man
fitted out an expedition with a few
companions, partners In effort and
Initial expenditure; and with a gangcf
hired peons, or, as they are called in
.that region, racionales (halfl-breeds
mostly who can read and write to distinguish them from the Indians, who
are ignorant of all' save forest lore),
he journeyed to some part of the
forest in search of tribes of wild Indians— infieles (infidels)—who could
be easily subdued and induced to
work the wild rubber trees in the territory they inhabited. An Indian
would' promise anything for a gun, or
for some of the other tempting things
offered as inducements to him* to
work rubber. Many Indians submitted to the alluring offer only to find
that once in the conquistadores' books
they had lost all .liberty, and wero
reduced to unending demands for
mor« rubber and more varied tasks.
A cacique or capitan might be brought
over to dispose of the labor of all
his clan, and as the cacique's influence was very great and. the natural
docility of the Indian a remarkable
characteristic of the Upper Amazon
tribes, the work, of conquering a
primitive people and reducing them to
a continual strain of rubber-finding
was less difficult than at first might
be supposed."
- In the course of a few years, numerous,'other Colombian adventurers
followed, lured on by the rich fields
for exploitations discovered by the
early settlers, and gradually a series
of Colombian establishments grew
up on the banks of tho Caraparana
and Igaraparana. These caucheros,
however, owing to the inaccessibility
of the Colombian commercial centers
up in the foot-hills of the Andes, were
more compelled to look for their fresh
supplies°of the necessities of civilized
life as well as for such articles of
barters as their dealings with the In
dians required, to the Peruvian and
Brazilian ports on the Amazon.
About this time there arrived in
Iquitos, the chief rubber and commercial center of the Peruvian Amazon, a bare-footed young mestizo from
the mountains of the, interior with a
quantity of Panama hats, which he
hawked about in the streets. This individual was . no other than Julio
Cesar Arana, today a multi-millionaire,
a "captain of industry," a "gentleman"—and the designer and chief
beneficiary of the system that has resulted in the ravishing, torture and
murder of some 40,000 human beings!
There is no doubt that Arana was
gifted with a certain amount of that
same low cunning and tricky ingenuity which is a common characteristic
of our own industrial kings and which
produces such evil and alarming results in our country, for it was not
long before he built up an extensive
business, which expanded steadily In
all directions. In 1896 he entered the
Putumayo and began trafficking with
the Colombians there. It may be remarked that these latter were but
rude and unlettered men, in many respects but little superior to the Indians whom they exploited. It ls not
surprising, then, that Arana, seeing
the enormous possibilities of the
region, should gradually absorb them
and their holdings. In 1904 he acquired for a song the chief Colombian establishment on the Igaraparana, that
of La1 Chorrera, which subsequently
became the headquarters of his organization on that river. A little later,
El Encanto, the principal Colombian
post on the Caraparana, also came under the control of his company. With
the two largest establishments In his
possession, it was not difficult for
Arana to acquire the remaining rubber centers, either by means of the
economic pressure he could exercise
through his control of' the means of
transportation or by downright force
of arms. Both of these methods were
employed by the Arana Company to
accomplish Its ends..
It should be observed that neither
the original invaders nor their successors had any title whatsoever to
the lands they had settled upon. From
the nature of the case, as the ownership of the territory itself was In dis-"
pute;1 no country could grant a valid
title to any settlers. They were simply
squatters, with no legal rights whatever, and the following extract from a
statement made in 1908 by Sis Vas-
quez Cobo, the Colombian Minister of
Foreign Affairs, shows this clearly:
"The company that are exploiting
the adjacent regions of-the Putumayo
today have no legal existence in Colombia, but, on the contrary, are violating many of our legal dispositions and-
are even committing crimes for which
our laws provide penal punishment.
When the time comes, the Government of Columbia will not only refuse
them protection, but will punish the
agents of those companies that.are_re
Capital Paid Up
The Saving Habit
jl/TANY people who are
x earning less than you,
and whose necessary exr
penses exceed yours, have
been saving for years and
now have snug and comfortable bank ' accounts.
Systematic saving was the
foundation of many a
large fortune.
It is a habit that is
easily acquired, affording
more satisfaction and offering larger rewards than
any other habit that you
cou]d; form.
You can open an account in this bank with
one dollar, and every six
months your savings will
' be credited,with the highest current interest.
,Manager,   Fernie   Branch
"sponsible^for criminal acts with all"
the rigors of the law.
"In conclusion, I will say that the
(Continued on Page 7)
| Livery, Feed
and Sale Stables
' First class Horsec for Sale.
Buys Horses on Commlslon
George Barton    Phone 78
A "Ledger" adv. is an
And Continues During the Month
BEGS TO ANNOUNCE  that she will reduce the whole of her stock of high class Up-To-Date Ladies' Furnishings,
in order to open new premises (now in course of erection) with entirely new stock.   This is a genuine Cut Price Sale,'
and will not happen weekly
Dress  Goods,   Dress   Trimmings
Ladies & Children's Hosiery l Veiling, Gloves   &c.
Coats, Costumes, Skirts
Ladies' and Children's Wash
Everything Must be Cleared for new premises and new stock.     positively no ooobs are returnable during the sale
\i '   ■'' ' ■■ .**
* *
This is a Positively Genuine Cut Price Sale 4-> -■■, v^i,,- ;^.t*vsiNswM
, 4
Farm   Life
and  Health
Many farmers never send 'for a doctor from one year's end to another.
But this Is not a sure indication that
they "and their families are perfectly
Tou—for instance—may .not have had
the dootor for years. Yet it is safe to
say that you DON'T always feel fit
arid well. Many days in the year you
don't feel like working. ' Tou -may not
have to -stay in -bed /bu't you DON'T
feel just "right."     "   /
That, miserable (feeling Is usually
caused by Indigestion, Dyspepsia, or
Tou would welcome orelleif if you
could get It—wouldn't you?' Well, you
can get -relief—any time you need it —
quick ana positive relief. Take 15 drops
of Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup —
the great English remedy for ALL
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It's almost purely herbal—Nature's own
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There it ls the Standard remedy for
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Price, ? 1.00.   Trial size, 60c.
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.] FERNIE, b.C.
WASHINGTON, July 2—Judges,
lawyers, policemen and spectators
were sent scurrying to cover, in .the
criminal court here late todayi when
Ray M. Stewart, aged 18, fired "three
wild shots' in to attempt to "shoot
up" the court. At the first crack Justice Wendel H. Stafford disappeared
beneath his desk, and over in the
courtroom there was a wild, scramble
for .places of safety. Some sought
refuge under tables or behind heavy
chairs and others, frenzied by fear,
leaped through window's and dropped
to the ground, some 15 or 20 feet below.
Justice Stafford had just refused to
release Stewart on prohibition after
conviction for attempted highway robbery. The boy whipped out a 32 calibre automatic pistol and fired three
shots, two of which narrowly missed
Assistant United States Attorney
Samuel Hawkin, Harvey Gillen and
Policeman Moffat. He was In the attitude of turning towards the judges as
If to shoot when a witness sprang upon him and choked him into Insensibility.
In the confusion tbat. followed many
thought that Justice Stafford had been
struck' by a bullet, but the judge
emerged from his haven without a
Stewart had been convicted recently
of holding up a negro in a Washington suburb last December. He had
applied for probataion as a first offender, and. Judge Stafford had been
hearing the testimony of • witnesses
for and against the application.
Great Northern
Train arrives Fernie from South at 9.30 a.m.
Leaves Fernie for South at 12.43 p.m.
Daily" except Sunday
Sharp connection at Rexford for passengers and express from Western points, and
connection with G.N. fast mail "and express
from east.
Latest equipment, and best service for
Eastern- and   Western   points.  ''
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Home Bank has Great
Gains ■-.- Deposits
Increase a Million
Assets Have Grown Over .$2,300,000
During the Yeai^-A Well-Known M.
P. and a Prominent Young Business
Man Go On the Board.
The annual meeting of the Home
Bank of Canada was held at the head
office, S King street west, Toronto,
The Vice-President, Mr, Thomas
Flynn, was elected to the chair, and
Mr. O. G. Smith was appointed secretary of the meeting. The following
report of the directors was then submitted:      „
Directors' Report
Four quarterly dividends at the rate
of seven per cent. (7 per cent.) per
annum have b een paid ancl proveded
for; $200,000 added to the rest, making that account $650,000 and $40,000
set aside to be written off bank premises, wliich will leave a net balance of
$100,470,31 for profit and loss account.
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Banque Internationale  Purchase
Towards the close of the year, an
agreement was entered into with the
directors of La Banque Internationale
du Canada, for tiie purchase of the assets of that institution, to be paid for
by shares of the Home Bank at the
price of $128 per share. These assets
were carefully and thoroughly inspected by experienced officers of the
Home Bank, whose valuation was accepted by La Banque Internationale.
The agreement was submitted to the
shareholders of that bank at a general
meeting, and approved, and then having received the approval of the Gov-
ernor-injCouncil,^was formally carried
into effect on the 15th day of April-
last. The result of this purchase is
that the balance of our unsubscribed
capital has, been taken up, a substantial sum received for the rest
account, and a connection established in Montreal and in the Province
of Quebec which should prove valuable, and ten branches" taken over
and continued.
Authority was given under by-law
No. 8 to establish a pension fund and
you will be asked to vote a sum for
that purpose. Some necessary changes
in the by-laws will be submitted for
your approval, and also a by-law to
authorize the increase of the capital
stock to $5,000,000.
During the year Mr. Parkyn Murray resigned from his position on the"
elected a director in his stead.
No new branches of the Home Bank
were opened, but arrangements are
being made to open two more offices
in the City of Toronto.
One hundred and sixty-five (165)
shareholders have been added during
the year, and the total number now" ls
The annual examination by the
directors of the treasury and securities was made, and the branches inspected.^
General Manager's Report
Senator James Mason, the general
manager, then read tho following report:
Tho net profits for the year are
nearly 12 per cent, on the average
paid-up capital—deposits show an Increase of nearly $1,000,000. The whole
of the authorlzod- capital, $2,000,000,
is now taken, and almost entirely paid
up—tho Reserve Fund or Rest has
been incrensod by $200,000 nnd
amounts to $050,000, bolng slightly
more than one-third of the. paid-up
capital. The total assets,amount to
$14,735,100.29, an Increase of considerably more than $2,000,000 over
last year.
The purchase of the assots ancl tho
taking over of La Banque Internationale—referred to In tho Directors'
Report—Increases tho scope of tho
Bank's operations ln various ways-
one Important, feature bolng tho increased circulation following on tho
Increased paid-up capital. Tho Montreal branch should nlao grow ln tlmo
to bo of considerable usefulness, inasmuch as that city ls becoming a vory
largo grain oxp'ort point, and In tho
Province of Quebec Bhould In duo
courso nmtorlnlly ndd to tlio volumo
of tho Bank's business and profits,
Your approval will bo tiBked for a
by-law to Increase tbo capital stock to
$b,000,000—this will only bo takon nd-
vantngo of from tlmo to tlmo, as tlio
growing buslnoHB of tlio Bank mny
mnko It noc«BHiiry to obtain Incroasod
pnld-up capital and tho correspond*
lngly IncrcnHort circulation,
Tlio Hunk Act, aftor long and enroll conHldflrntlon,lioth In nnd out of
Parliament, linn boon oxtondotl for n
furthor period of ton (10) years—the*
changes made bolng .considered bono-
flelfil both to tlio public nnd tho bank*.
8omo slight oltorntlons In Uio by-laws
will require to bo mado by reason of
this new Aot,
Much rogrot must bo felt at the severance of an actlvo connection, ex-
tondlntt ovor a groat many years, with
tho Bank nnd its preceding Institute     L     . *   .* ' 1»:,. , *     1     i,
„4I4,J),     -v*      t.ttJi    i-.«l(.»t,     tli tjitittliltt,     .til.
Wtifp'nn n'K«t\fc», thnt jrontlMwn hnv-
Ing Intimated that owing to continued
Ill-health and constant inability to
attend the meeting* of the board bo Is
compelled to decline re-election, It
Bhould bo added that tbe Interest al-
ih»|»» UiMstt i,<3   It'll, OftOttlB HI tbe 111-
fain of the Bank contributed largely
to Its lucceai.
Mention should alio bo made of the
death of Mr. R. B. Street, lato Inspector of the Bank. Mr. Street's connection with the Home Saving! and Loan
Company, thc predecessor of the
Bank, dated back to the year 1879,
(tnd hft wn« over a faithful aud efficient officer.
Rvlewlnfl Finances Centrally
The financial stringency whtci* prevails throughout the tmalncn* world,
tWefly twud by the Balkan war—aot
yu mmpintflT nt*UM—h felt In Citrt*
ada. and aggravated by the unwlte
and unwarranted speculation In real
estate, until recently so widespread
and also by the great expansion' of
the business of the country. This
stringency is likely to continue
throughout- the- year, and more especially during the season when the
crops require to be moved, but should
prove more or less beneficial by
checking over-borrowing on the part
of our municipalities, and putting an
end to speculative trading of all
sorts. The large and steadily increasing immigration into Canada, the extensive railway construction, and the
sound conditions generally of business
and of the manufacturing and other
industries, can be taken as a reassuring factor.
Crop conditions in the Northwest
may be considered fairly satisfactory,
the acreage being somewhat Increased and, from the most recent reports,
an average crop may be looked for.
The advisability of establishing a
Pension Fund has been for some time
under consideration, and it is felt that
it should be no longer deferred.
That Pension Funds are considered
useful and necessary is evidenced by
the fact that they have been in existence for years in almost every bank
in the country. Where this fund is
established bank officers feel that
long and faithful service will be re
warded and a competency more or le>s
adequate secured for themselves or
their families, and this necessarily
creates a feeling of loyalty that must
prove beneficial to the institution.
The Grain-Growers' Interests
In the discussion which followed the
general manager's report, Mr. John
Kennedy, vice-president of the Grain-
Growers' Grain Company, addressed
the meeting and referred to the three
weeks' trip he had taken through the
Northwest Provinces before he arrived to attend the meeting of the Home
Mr. John Kennedy, one of the Western* directors of the Home Bank, and
second vice-president of the Grain-
Growers' Grain Company, addressed
the meeting and stated as follows: "I
am pleased once more, at this very
important meeting, to report good
1-rogress from the Wesl, and to say
that, the Grain-Growls' Grain . Cum-
pa;iy--the Home Bank's biggest cus-
tomer'in the West and one of its largest shoreholders—is .having .another
successful year, and w'.U handle more
■grain— than— the~prev;ous^yea"r; which"
was 28,000,000 bushels.
"The leasing of the Manitoba Government system of line elevators, comprising 176 in number, was a 0very
wise move, and .gives every indication
of being beneficial to producers at all
points where thenars located.
"The.action of'tbe company in also
leasing from the C. P. R, one of their
terminal elevators at Fort William,
with a capacity of 2,500,000 bushels, is
proving quite successful, and is giving us a wider knowledge of the grain
trade. It is gratifying for me, as a
director of the Home Bank, to say that
the Homo Bank is looked upon by
many Western producers and others as
being an important factor in helping
to bring about conditions which nre
much desired by the farmers of the
West.      •
"I am also pleased to Bay, and in no
uncertain way, that the connection
formed through the opening of a number of branches of tho bank in Manitoba and Saskatchewan is being looked upon as mutually valunblo, and requests for opening new branches aro
very, frequently presented.
"Our shareholders and customors
generally, aro well pleased with tho
accommodation received at tho hands
of the Home Bank throughout* our
Western Provinces.
"I wIbIi to point but as clearly ns
possible that by this connection tho
Homo Bank depositors in tho East nro
helping'to'a groat extent at all points
whoro our branches .have opened Itt
rellovlng tlio financial situation, which
Is "felt* very keenly in tho Wost. I can
soo n grent futuro for the Homo Bank
In tho West, nnd I would llko to assure you that It la the deslro of vory
many of our loading farmers that tho
Homo Bank keep pace with tlio ever
Increasing development nnd rapid
growth of the prosont tlmo by becoming still more Identified with tho
"At tlio last annual mooting, our
gonoral manager roforrod to tlio land
speculation In tho West, nnd It ts to bo
noted tlmt UiIr still continues, but In
a ..modified way, and I hopo that in
the future our Cnnadlan banks will
bo enabled to moro largely uhsIhI tlio
farmers of the West, who aro the roal
wealtli-prodiicorH of tlm country.
"in conclusion, I would like to refer
to the crop conditions In the Wost
this year. I bellovo tlint olghty-flve
por cent, of tlio three provinces has
had sufficient moisture to assure an
average crop, Homo points not having
sufflclont moisture,"
On a motion irom tienator Aloic*
iwiU-r Mi'f'.yJJ, ii'CMjdwJ hy ,),i; Ed*
ward fliilloy, tho thnnks of (ho uliarf*-
holders wero extended to the offlcors
and directors for thoir attention to
the affaires of the Institution.
Tn mnvlne n voto nf tltrmT/o' in ♦*>/>
general manager and officers of the
bank, the honorable attornoy-general,
Mr. J. J, Foy, K.C., referred to the
attention that he had always observed
was extended to the customers of the
Home Bank. The Hon, Mr, Poy'a
motion was seconded by Mr, William
law, .No. 10, was moved by Mr. M. J.
Haney, C.E., and seconded by Mr. H.
S. Harwood.
Result of Poll
■The scrutineers reported the election of the following directors for the
ensuing year:' Messrs. ' Thomas A.
Crerar, Thomas Flynn, E. G. Gooder-
ham, John Kennedy, A. Claude Macdoneli,   'M.P.,    Col. the Hon. Janies
Mason, C. B. McNaught, John Persse.
Directors' Meeting
At a subsequent meeting by*
the board of directors, held immediately after the general meeting the
following officers were reported as
elected to office for the ensuing year:
Colonel the,Hon. James Mason, president: Thomas Flynn, vice-president.
—Toronto World.
Statement of the results of. the business of the Bank for the Year
ending 31st May, 1913
Balance of Profit and Loss Account, 31st May, 1912  $ 86,001.68
Net profits for the year, after deducting charges of management,
accrued interest, making full provision for bad and doubtful
debts, and rebate of interest on unmatured bills 167,125.5S
Premium on Capital.Stock received during the year  183.76S.82
Which has been appropriated as follows:
Dividend No. 23, qunrterly, at rate of 7 per cent, per annum $22,518.33
Dividend No. 24, quarterly, at rate of 7 per cent, per annum 22,595.04
Dividend No. 25, quarterly, at. rate of 7 per cent, per annum 22,037.46
Dlvldent No. 26, quarterly, at rate of 7 per cent, per annum   28,044.94
 $ 96,425.77
Transferred to Rest Account '  200,000.00
Balance (Of this Balance $40,000 will be written off Bank Premises and Office Furniture)    140,470.31
To the Public:
■Notes of the Bank in circulation  ' .: $1,752,220.00
Deposits net bearing interest   $2,120,624.02
Deposits bearing interest 7,858,357.33
Balances>due other Banks in Canada   ..-        6,194.S4
Balances due Agents In Foreign Countries      239,416.18
To the Shareholders:
"   Capital (Subscribed $2,000,000.00), Paid up   ....$1,938,208.10
Rest ' ^  650,000.00
Dividends unclaimed  ".    961.57
Dividend No. 26 (quarterly), being at the rate
of 7 per cent, per annum, payable June 2nd,
1913     28,644.94
Profit and Loss Account carried forward     140,470.31
 ;  2,75S,2S7.92
Gold and Silver Coin $ 271,879.70
Dominion Government Notes  1,268.750.00
 : $1,540,029.70
Deposits with Dominion Government a's  security for Note  Circulation     89,600.00
Notes of and Cheques on other Banks     377,924.39
Balance due from other Banks in Canada    ■  898,466.39
Balances due from Agents in Great Britian         '    55,019.95
Railway,'Municipal, and other Bonds .'  331,202.75
Billiard and
Pool  Parlor
Two Billiard Tables
Three Pool Tables
Bowling Alley
J. Graham, ?™Bi
Current Loans and Bills Discounted „ $8,799,608.56
Overdue Debts (estimated loss provided for)      29,357.80
Mortgages on Real Estate sold by the  Bank            7,231.70
Bank Premises, Safes, and Office Furniture        665,557.18
Other Assets  ., t       1S,931.58
Toronto, 31st May, 1913.
General Manager
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your own home?
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Lots ih town and Lots
in subdivision in Coleman at'all prices. We
can suit your income.
Call and see us.
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Hum* Cank Pension Fund
On motion of Mr. V, E. Luke, seconded toy Ur. 3, A, Todd, the _ym ©f
$10,000 inn appropriated for tha pur*
pose of MtsblUhlnR'ii pension fund
for How.*- «*»% fl*»%t snd official*.
The byr.r'* tn lucrum tlifc capital
of tbe Honw Bask from two to fir*
million dollars, according to tho by-
Exploitation of Labor
Slnco tlio working peoplo do not
receive tho full value of their products—because a considerable profit
Is mado by tho employing class on
everything tho workers produco—can
thoy bo expected to buy back theso
products? Tliolr numerical strength
makes thorn tho chief consumers of
tho country and those on whom production mainly depends.
In this way, tho ,whoring peoplo
not bolng able to consume enough,
nnd by tho planless way in which production is carried on In general, tho
BO-call'od overproduction Is crontod, •
Of course, no mattor how much or
how llttlo tho toilers of n nation
create, thoy always create moro than
they nro able to buy wlkfi tliolr
wages, bocauso thoy havo novor ro»
celved tho full -value of that production.
In thifl way tho ao-cnllctl Industrial
crises originate. Thoy havo como
upon us about onco In ovory twenty
years, roughly Bpoaklnjf, since capitalist production bosnln ltd sway. At
ouch tlmt'B tho trado and the manufacturing of n notion ennin to n stand-
Htlll, bO(;*nuHo "thoro Ih too much on
And tho working pooplo lmvo to
ntop work and ro rnggoil and hungry
bocnup thoro Ih too much on band.
Statesman, noWBimporH, Inwyom,
nml ttoenllml roformont on Mich on-
cnHlonu claim tlint It Ih olthor too
much silver, lack of confidence, or
whnt not, that Ih tho caiiHO of tho
lndutitrln! crlttiK, or panic, as It Ih
Homotlrnofl called,
Hut bard tlifton aro really liard only
on U10K0 wIiobo subslBtonco -dopomli
on their having work to do.
For tbo nonr noopln Mi« tlmns srn
always linn!,
LVurinR "hard tlmim" tho wIvoh nnd
dauKhttsrR of tho capitalists, however
do met Iwe off attMsdlw? ball*, par-
tics and operas, In their Bilks and
iin lut* u-mu-ii >, ii v,n- mufc* ani
vory hard, tho wealthy and chnrltnblo
pooplo ulrnply arrange one moro
amusement nnd call It a "chnrlty
At far na security of work I* concerned, tho workman of tho prdment
time U wrie off U..u. ;*.r.y of hlu
prc<l«cc»ior« In history. In fact, the
Irregularity of Ul;i employment, the,
frequently with jlikh he Is out of
work, la'tha most alarmltu foaturo of
the working man's condition. Thn
toller of today can not work '-»-he.n hi
wants to, or when ho outfit to. In
ord«r to support him»«lf ani fumlly.
U» can woik <>nl> *),*-i» It f* Ui Hit*
profit of tho #mpIoyer that be should
do so.—Mctor L. Hergor.
Stephen L. Humble
Dealer in
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newspaper lo fulfil ils mission must have readers
Kvery paper is always ready to enroll new subscribers—1 he list of subscribers is Ihe very life
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and cuts off his supply from the earth, he too is
"up in the air." His strength wanes. And unless his connection with the earth supply is reestablished, he perishes.
At the present time, all workers are deprived
of most of the supply to which they are entitled.
They are "deprived of it because Uie industMes
are owned by the capitalists. Tke private oaviiov-
ship of the industries enables the private owners
—the capitalists—to keep for themselves most ol
the earnings of the workers. They can do so, because the workers are dependent upon them Cor
AVe Socialists say that the industries shall be owned collectively by all the people. Tlien the people
will'" employ themselves in their own industries
and pay themselves all they earn.
Their connection with their full earth supply
will thus be re-established.
Then, we shall no longer be a physically and intellectually stunted race, but will have a full and
free opportunity to make the most of life.—John M.
News of the District Camps
(Continued from Page 5)
In the ancient, classic mythology there' is a story
about an earth-born giant named Antaeus. Thc
warm earth, Terra, was his mother. His father
was the stormy Neptune, god of thc sea.
When.he was in touch with the earth, his mother,
strength and vitality flowed into him from the
earth. "When he was not in contact with the earth,
111SH5trengt]r"waned!       ™"
One day Hercules happened along, swinging his
club, fresh from his exploit of holding the world
on.his shoulders while Atlas* got thc golden apples
of the Ilesperides for him,
Envious Antaeus was like Cassius, he could not
be at hearth's ease while he beheld a greater than
he.     '
So, the two giants engaged in a mortal combat.
Hercules was the stronger.   But he found that
every time lie felled Antaeus to the ground wilh his
club the earthborn giant acquired new strength
from the earth and sprang to his feet stronger than
ever.   To overcome this difficulty, Hercules seized him by the gith,., swung him aloft, and held
him high in the air.   In this posistion, Antaeus no
longer received his accustomed supply of strength
from the earth.  His strength therefore waned.   In
a short time he died, and Hercules tossed liis lubberly hulk into a neighboring valley.
Modern man also derives his strength and vitality from the earth not directly like Antaeus—
but indirectly, through his food, his clothing, his
shelter, etc.
lie, too, is onliroly dependent upon tho earth.
When llie Hercules of capitalism comes along
On the front page of this issue will be found a
letter from Frank Farrington. International organizer on Vancouver Island, to the Deputy Minister oC Labor. Tlie letter scarcely- needs comment, but, as an illustration of the red tapism and
piffjying technicalities that surround the Industrial Disputes Act and operation of same it is
unique. If this aot was intended to benefit, the
worker and organized labor, why should it. bc necessary to comply with these miserable inconscquen-
tical details? If it is to be efficatious why should
there bc any delay?
The usefulness of this act is only apparent when
the worker is compelled, after months of struggle
aud privation to appeal to the government for
arbitration. AVe say "usefulness," and undoubtedly it is useful to the employer. Tlie very nature
of enquiry under its provisions precludes the worker from giving honest and straight forward testimony.
Is it not most absurd to expect workers to
give testimony, in open court wheu they know
only too well that their evidence must be deterim-
enlal to their employer. How many men will make
the sacrifice, and, why should they? For their
fellow-worker! Nonsense! To the unsophisticated
this may appear rank heresy but it-is not. True,
the employer may not discriminate against the
worker who' does give evidence but human beings are naturally cowards when it comes down to
risking—or1 even the thought of risking—the meal
tieket—the job..' To say that the act helps some
classes of organized labor is too ambigious; one
"might as well -say it helps those who help themselves. That is about the truth. No, we do not
believe the mine workers of Vancouver Island will
benefit a great deal from this famous piece of
legislation and prefer to catalogues it 'benefits to
the worker in the same sequence as Sir George Ask-'
with did in his report to the British government of
valuo to the country, the employer,—and lastly,
remember to the employed!
However, if there is anything to bo gained by the
act then we can only hope that ■ the mine workers
on the Island may secure same, but cannot help
but note Mr. Farrington's pointed comment "...
AVe arc forced to the opinion that had the Minister
been really anxious to be helpful . . . he would
liave put forth some effort to bring about an adjustment of the trouble after thc receipt of Mr.
Foster's letter, instead of remaining silent, on the
matter from October 7th, 1012, to Miiy-8th, 3913
. , ."• Just seven months! Ono of the principal
objections given (according to Sir, George Ask-
with) by the trado unions of Canada to the Indus-
(rial Disputes Act was the endless delays that had
been experienced both in getting the aot into operation and securing awards when mnde, Do you
think they wore justified?
Negotiations Off Between the Mine-
workers nnd Coal Operators, and the
Fight Will Be to a Finish—Other
Coal Flelda to be Involved.
Hngaerty's Statement
Aftor oxtoii'ilml iifinotlfitlomi lie*
two-mi tin; Now lllvor conl oimrnforn
und tliolr <*nliiloy<*(*n, a iw-nurnl strllio
lum heun oni wim I to l>nt?ln •luly*1 1"
tlio t'i)Urn Xew Klv-r tUAtlS
Violin lorn* on tlm P'U't of Iho opom-
torfl on I'iilnt, mul ('iil)ln Crooks and
In tlio Conl Kh'or i'lold aro or such
fU'itvo liii|iortititt,'o tlmt n Htrllui will
Imconio offoctlvo at all tlio rnlnms In
iIioho Hootloim wlioro tho tcirmu of Iho
rocont Hottlotnout lmvo boon bo urcws-
Million from all othor hooIIoiih aro
,-ornwfltly jMlvlsfil to nt-ay invay from
VVoHt Vin-'lnlii, nnd imrfloiilnrly from
tlio jioJiIh attovo muiKMl until ndvlMod
both sides and . after the fruit-
Iohb exchange of propositions
mul counter propositions" thvousli
Governor Half loi d, who consented to
net ns Intermediary. Tho operators
would nRroo to nothing hotter than
tho ngroomont entered'' Into under
Oovornor 'irntflold's proposition to
bring about, n settlement of tho rocont Pnlnt nnd Cnhln Crook Htrlko.
That iiKrooinont Iiiih boon very unsatisfactory bocniiHo of tho oiiho with
which It ban boon broken hy Iho operators from day to day. Tlio minors' loaders know Hint sucli mi iiki'«o-
mont would neither mlMy tho minors nor lOHiilt In porirmnont poaoo
In tho troubled distriot, ho'.ieo thoy
turned It down, At flvo o'clock the
,«i.rlb!...call ,'tdopf.,;tl ui the moch'
MfM'i.i,""; meeting halbocr, officially
i , ■nruyc land w.-i;i on Uh way to tho
'•".v..'inn, ni'noi'H.
Tha Cull
1 Tho  cnll recites that  tbo miners
(Continued' on Pngo 8)
ll)     (ill;    UHll,-.J»,"i
No, 17 and UK
Intcrnntlonn! Hoard Mombor Tf. M.
W, of A.
■f'tiiirtccin:!   lime 07
The htrlko Is on,   The coal oporu-
tor-, of tbo New Itivor fkdd had i|, In
their power to Rrant  a few re'aiion-
able  f-on-foHslons  and   restore  peneo
In that troubled district.   They passed up their elmncM and on Tuesday,
.Tnlv  1,  thfr/i '.vlll  h* from   13,000 in.
J.'i.Ooii  men  inviiy  from  their nccus- J
loniod   plncos   In   the   rnlnos—to   ro- J
mnln Idle fo lows as mny be tierets-'
snry to  forco a satisfactory settlement from their employers.    It will
be   West Virginia's   Krcathst Indue-
trfnl war, |
Si'gollnl.otw bf.lwcMi    tbe   opr.-r.i-
tin nrtff    th*   minfrn   itrf   till   off I
ati'iT   two   days   of   co»frr<»nci»   on
Nanaimo Demonstration
tr*... ii, *, "i  c j*. . -
wyrda, I* would llko to stale that the.
Vamttmo TVallj."' Ilen»Vl' lri their'iitix-
lety to help the employers are stop.
plnn at tinthlw?,    In fact, If possible,
.i.,., ,.  i,.,. i        ,      >i,,i
than i|»ur friends, "The Fernlo l-'n-o
Press" have acted towards ns
from time to tlmo, honco you ,v 111 tin.
dorstiiiid Iho rltdinoHH of the rebuke.
The Herald Htaff has ft very peculiar
tabulating machine. I fniicy It .ids
much tbe snme ,'(!»<) ootivov ■> n*f ■\.!*l,-*.iv.,t
leime— eiiiiirKlnx nnd reducing to ','i
tlieir .•lI'lMlinentH,    Whell  Ibev .-."■'■ |,v.!>
lrif<' al'a herd of Rcnbs ih-v turn on
the magniryln-K tonse hilt v. hen looking
at an union procession, lhi> loverMi
matters, besides belli;: very apt    to
make a fow mistaken -not iutontloual-
ly, ol' t-ourmt. After *K'':i.;;u sciti.'d
rtoifn on fhe jrronrr?, TilyjlA. Pn-il*
tbml router m chairman   called   the
gathering to ordor and speeches wore
delivered -by tho following: International Board Member Pottlgrow, International Organizer Pattlson, International Board Mombor Hoes, Itov.
llowo, and last, but riot hy any ineana
least, n local.workor named Harry
Melkle, (Thd audience seemed delighted with tho short talks. After tbo
spooch feast was over n splondld sport
programme was started Including
mnny comical events, such as clowns
football vs, tlio regulars, obslaclo
races. One obstacle bolng tho outing
of a bun off a string without using
bonds. Ladles null-driving contest,
baby show, and many othor Items, too
numerous to mention,
Most, ftimllioH, despite* Uio fact that.
thoy lire on Htrlko. hnd splondld
spreads of eatables on the lawn, eqinl
to what you see In any ot our fancy
rosin lira ills nnd hotols. honco there
wan nothing lucking. Ono foaturo of
tlio day was the wliolo hearted, carefree manner In which nil joined In Iho
fun, and tho merry peals of laughter
from old nnd young was refreshing
Iu conclusion I will say that npart
from tlio niil"tnii  of i\ir* i-iitiiM".   t(   .,•*,*,
thn general cnnsetiHiis of opinion tlint
yesterday's demonstration has ocllpa-
ed everything that wus ever bold at
\':ma!mo.     It will U!\doubte<lly riftVC ft
marked effect, I may juist add Unit
livo, I'ettlgrew nnd myself nre address-
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I am Indeed pleased with the treatment meted out to me hero, being received everywlinro with open arms.
Many old friends wbo have been alonn
tho Crow going out of their way 10
como forward and welcome me, and
it inn rn-ike lnfj»lrl-"!<i nt fhetr n?-l
friends, Knowing th«J Interest taken
by tbo men lit our TMstrle! In tuu
flplit I thought It wipe lo put tlili)
eplstlo together nnd let them liavi
something from the sent of war, fording more confident than ever of our
fliiccoM out hero.
TlianWtJjr J*ou for tjjo space.
Mr. and Mrs. Win. Wilson desire to
thank the members of the club for
their kindness in erecting a memorial stone to the late Wm. Agnew,
who lost his life on the M. P. & M.
track some time ago.
Coal Creek football club captured
another two points on Saturday last,
In thc encounter with Michel, Rev.
Schramn officiated with the whistle,
by mutual arrangement, in the absence of Mr. Robertson, of Hlllcrest,
Of tho game Itself nothing great can
be said Coal Creek having most of
the play. Michel wero minus several of their best players and had to put
on reserves, and deserve credit for
the good fight thoy put up. Result,
Coal Creek, 3; Michel, 1. Wc hope
to see you bring back 2 points from
Hosmer on Saturday, boys.
Several members of the gentler sex
journeyed with the Michel team to
Coal Creek.
The Amatuer Dramatic society aro
busy preparing for another concert in
the near future.    Particulars later.
Win. Mazzie, Ed. Roberts and Pete
Dawson arrived back in camp on
Monday, after their prospecting expeditions. * We wonder' how many
Tommy Greens you buried, Pete.
Coal Creek football club journey
to Hosmer on Saturday to fulfil their
league engagement, The line-up is
as follows: Goal, T. Banns, J. Mc-
Letchle, W, McFegan; Sweeney Par-
nell, Whyte; Patridge, Booth, Manning Joinson, Johnstone;' reserves,
Harper and Armstrong.. Team* leaye
Coal Creek 3.45 and proceed to Hosmer in conveyances.
Another Accident at Coal Creek
A thrill went through the camp on
Wednesday afternoon when news got
around that a man was killed in 1 Bast
mine. On investigation, however, such
was happily not the case, but a
cave in had occurred and pinned a
man under 'by the name of Joe Hubbard. The unfortunate fellow sustained injuries to his arm, foot and
face. Fortunately there were no bones
broke.n. After being attended to by
Dr. Workman a special train conveyed him to Fernie hospital.
Mrs. John was the guest of Mrs, W.
Thornton, Coyote street, on .Saturday
and Sunday last,
We are pleased to report information received that Tom Mason is doing fine after his operation which took,
place in St. Paul's hospital, Vancouver.
rived in camp ' on Wednesday from
Wingates1-' County, Durham, England,
Owing to the inclemency of the weather, the Shivoree band did not put
in an appearance to give tho musical
welcome for which- they are celebrated. However, the' bloodhounds were
around at night. Mark Is wearing the
smile that won't come off now. We
welcome you to Coal Creek, the garden city of the west!
Mr. and Mrs, Robert Cook, of Lancashire, England, have taken up their
residence among us. Far different to
the clogs and shawl style out here
Bob, isn't It? We welcome you in
gradely "Lanky" fashion.
A vote of censure ought to be sent
to the deck of the weather, for tlie
dope dished out to us on Tuesday
which necessitated tho postonment ot
tho sports In Fernlo. Pity also was
that a special train was not run for
tho convenience of the women and children of Coal Creek, as somo of them
were In a sorry flight after being In
town since early morning. We hope
the sports committee will think of
this Jn future.
The credit of Conl Crock ns the
home of entertainers was uphold on
Tuesday night at tho Vots' concort,
by our representatives who contributed towards the program, for it was tho
gonornl opinion that it was, ono of
the host concerts hold ln Fernlo,
Throo cheers for the Vets and their
Below wo glvo a brief survey rf
tho honors list at; tho Coal Crook
schools for tho last torm. Wo aro Indebted to the prlnqjpal, John Koough,
II. A„ for tho list: DlvlBlon 1, Diplomas
for proficiency, not given; diploma
for attondnnco, .Tosslo Shorplor; diploma for tlepnrtirient, John 1-Morsloy.
LnndorH, Nolly Mlllhurn, Harold
Puekoy John Rckorsloy, WIlllo Walls,
Itobt, Joyce, Jimmy Joyce, .Margaret
Shanks; division '2, dlploirtns for
proficiency. Mabel Michel: diploma
for attondnnco, Nora Sharplor; dip-
lonin for deportment, Emily Lniifoar:
loaders, 1st renders, Mabol Mlchol
nnd Frank Deploy; 2nd prlmors, Cyril
Mlchol and John Hughes, flroat
credit Ih duo tho tnnohoi'H who labor-
oil undor great difficulties owing to
Kovoro weather and structural altera-
lions at tho flchools.
Sells Flofo advertising agent lias
boon very busy up In this burg lately.
Tho kids as well as grown up nro wearing aii anticipatory Binllo In consequence,   hot us hopo for good wonthor,
Wajilort—-nil "elidible*" to get busy
on thollMooBjji racket boforo tho char-
n-.i *.'n>t,„ii, *.s*w i(. iiiJiMOprougn ,'or
Don't forgt the welcome services nt
tlio Methodist, church on Sundny.July
Gib. Uev, Dr, Phlllpa will occupy tho
pulpit,   Hvorybody welcome.
Ikdow wo Rive the names of the
t (iin Crock ofiiidltwitos nt tho engineers cxniiilnatlons hold In Fornlo ro-
cctitly; George Vlckors, Chas, Snylo,
•lack Munroe, Uobt. Thornton, Olins.
Perrle, Alexander Smart, Lowther
Morton, Jos, Buchanan, Lone Bonnie
and Harry Vaton. \
Vornbifd never cease,   John	
stayed In town all night on Sunday
and wlu.u \w, nvvoki> hu found u wiw.
Bettor iliau seeing snake* or rats,
A llttlo care on the part of tho person rcapon»Uitt> for th« blasting op-
orations on the nm Rrtde. wotiifd
perhaps mean less broken windows,
fete, hmui* lumps of roek may have
hcjsn qulto conventional! *■ visiting
cards in the Stone Age, but we object
to them being delivered through t.he
bedroom window in this prosaic era.
Ring off.   Nuff sed.
Joe Palmer, formerly of Cumberland, England, late of California, accompanied by his son. is staying in
the camp, with Mr. and Mrs. Steve
Hall, Coyote street. The old townies
ai"e glad to see you, Joe.
The management again announce a
splendid feature film for Friday and
Saturday evening and matinee, the
great.' spectacular English feature
"Lieut. Rose, R. N., in China seas,"
in two parts. This is a nautical drama
full of life and thrills, and is by the
same film company who produced
"Lieut. Rose. and tbe Royal visit,"
"Battle in the Clouds/' etc. The picture to be shown tonight and tomorrow
will be equally realistic. Don't miss
it. The usual choice program of
comics and drama. Special'tor Monday and Tuesday, "At Mad Mule Canyon."
Classified Ads.-Cent a Word
, All kinds  of Household Furniture''
bought in • large or small quantities,
also gents' cast-off clothing.   Secondhand Store, Victoria Avenue North.
SEE! It's Coming! Spring! Someone will -want those lots in Cedar Valley.   Better see Evans about them.
Mrs. Charles Patmore and family
left on Saturday for Cranbrook to join
Mr. Patmore, who is now 'working
for the summer.
•Miss Doris Wright returned to Macleod on Saturday's Local after spending a month with friends here.
.Airs. J. J. Thomas left on Monday
for a week's visit with her daughter,
Miss Lillian, in Calgary.
Mr. and Mrs. Burns, of Hillcrest, and
Mr. T. Burns, of Coleman, were guests
of Mr. Win. Simpson on Monday.
Mr. 'Mark Drumm returned to .Calgary on Monday much improved in
health after his recent operation.
Rev. and Mrs.W. H. Irwin, of Bellevue, passed through town on their
way to Cranbrook on Monday morning, where they are to spend the week
in the interests of the annual Sunday
School Convention, which Is being
held there this summer.
Quite a number of townspeople took
ln the sports at Bellevue on the lst,
and all report having had a good
Miss McColm left on Monday for
Edmonton, where she will spend the
summer vacation, and while there "will
attend the Summer School, held for
the benefit of teachers.
Miss Mary McDonald and Mrs. Mclntyre of Blairmore were visitors' to
town the first part of the week.
Mrs. Chas. Dunlop nnd children, of
Coleman, spent the holiday this week
the guests of Mrs. A. I. Blais.
Miss Murdoch is spending'the-holidays at her home in Cowley.
■Mr. H, D. McKay, the school principal, has gone to Calgary and points
Mr. D. R. McKinnon, of Burmis, Is
in the hospital at present suffering
from injuries received as the result
of a fall down a coal chute.
Quite a number of our young men
and women 'attended the dance at
Passburg on Monday night, and the
noted Bohemian band supplied the
music. They came home in the early
hours of Tuesday morning apparently having enjoyed themselves.
■Master "Willie Simpson went west
to Colemari__this_jV.eek.-_w:here^he_will-
spend the next couple of months with
his uncle.
Master Jimmie Wilcox is spending
a few days at Lundbreck.
■Mr. Vincel Ruszicka returned home
last Friday night from a two weeks'
trip up to New Hazelton, B. C,  '
The subject of the address at the
Methodist church next Sunday night
will be "If I Have Different Theological Views from Another Man Can we
Both'be Christians?"
Tho Protestant Sunday Schools of
Blalrmoro united their forces on the
lst of July, and took all the children
to Burmis for a picnic. The day was a
great success except for one accident,
the little boy of Mr. F. M. Thomson
got kicked on the jaw by a horse and
was badly bruised. ■ >
Mr. Frank Perkerney Is the new
driver for the Frank Wholosalo Wine
and Liquor company.
Receive The Ledger don't blame us.
Watch the date of the expiration of
your subscription which is printed on
the same label containing your address.
FOR RENT—Four roomed House;
meat kitchen,. clothes closet, electric
light, water, etc. Apply Wm. Barton, agent Singers Sewing Machine
Co.. City.   _ 45-3tp.
Five roomed house, plastered, price,
$1150.00. Three hundred cash, balance
on terms.    Apply W. Barton, agent
Singer Sewing Machine, City.
•To the officers and members of the
Unltod Mine Workors of America,
District No. 18.
Brothers:—In accordance with tho
requirements of our new constitution, and through tho resignation of
the District VIco President and District Secretary Treasurer, tho call for
nominations ls sont to all local unions.
Yielding to tho request of many
friends'from various parts of tho district I announco mysolf ns a candidate for Vice President.
Will local secretary ploaso mako
known this announcement to thoir
local unions when limiting nominations Tor Vice Prosldont,
Fraternally Yours,
xlit  dClufl   V*« *
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Light  Henvy-tvolglit ('li/itnplnn of
tlio world
Phyilrnl Imlrti'lttr md Director
Kvery  Sttm.lny, Wrdnoibiy nml I>!,|,h*
mnn * ji, in,
TERMS; $1,00 ptr month,
Prlrnlt* Tuftfan arranged
Thomson & Morrison
Funeral Directors Fernie, B. C.
Local Agents
Orders taken throughout the Pass
CAPITAL, $15,000,000 REST, $12,500,000
Issued by The Canadian Bank of Commerce, are a safe, convenient and
inexpensive method of remitting small sums of money. These Orders,
payable without charge at any bank in Canada (except in the Yukon
Territory) and in the principal cities of the United States, are issued at
-the-followingp-rates: <^	
$5 and under ......:    3 cents
Over    5 and not exceeding $10    6    "
"     10      " "        ,   30 10    "•
"    30      " " 50 15    **
Bboald ba mado by means of ear SPECIAL FOREIGN DRAFTS and MONEY
ORDERS,   toned without delay at reasonable rnttt.
Bellevue Hotel
Best Accommodation In the Paso.—
Up-to-Date —■ Every Convenience-
Excellent Cuisine.
J. A. CALLAN, Prop.
Tho question Is naked. Wo
answered: "Look aroiind you
nnd boo,
Investigation Discloses That
Real Estate Prices Are'Advancing  ... ... ... «...
Aro you allvo. to tho situation?  If you*aro wo can sliow '
you n placo you can ninlto a
big profit on.
As domparod to later on, ;
Just Now, Houses   Here   Are
Dirt Cheap.
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9 bands, S5Q horses,'Xpt!!Uf.ld&t
people of all clime* in native costumed will bc shown in parade.
Twozhowfi in\ly—nfhrnmn at 2, night at P, doors open at 1
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♦ Sy "Observer." ♦
(Theso notes, although evidently
jaailed iu ample time, were not received until Saturday afternoon and consequently too late for publication.)
The workers seem to/be very.busy
busy on the erection of a new fan
here at the mines. The work seems
to be progressing fairly well, and is
expected to be completed by the middle of next month.
Sorry to report that Ed. has again
left us.   We hear of him being over to
Beaver Creek, but wherever he is we
i  wish him luck.
What is. the matter with tho boys
of the Male party? They do not seem
to attend practice as well as they
might do. If you intend to get along
successfully, attend to practice, boys.
Steve Magdail seems to be very
■ busy painting up his house, these
days? Steve knows what is necessary
to improve,things some.
Joe Chambers held a post mortem
on his dog that was poisoned, but we
did not hear of the result yet. What"
was It, Joe, a chunk of bad meat?
Between Passburg and Montreal
there is an old country farmer by the
name.of Brown, who proclaims that
all his products or commodities bears
the union label. (A1 voice,) "What
about yourself?"
All the farmers around here are
wearing a broad smile because of the
kindness showered on them by the invisible sending down a few drops of
rain. 0
The agent of Calgary News-Tele-
.gram was in town on Friday last,
hustling for subs.
It seems that some of the married
men around here have fallen in love
■with the receptacle called wash tub.
The "Observer" is wondering what
next—hanging clothes or wear the
peg apron. Not a murmur, but let
your whiskers grow. .   '
The "Observer" is extending congratulations to So and So who visited Fernie last week in search of a
■better half; why not bring her to
Passburg, because she used to be a
favorite here before she left. I guess
the band will be engaged in a week or
There are a large number of miners,
new men, being employed at the Davenport Collieries just at present.
. A-terrific—thunderstorm—prevailed"
vicinity are working full blast and the
daily output is on the increase. They
are' expecting 1000 tons a day in the
very near future.
Dan McKinnon, a miner at Burmis,
received severe injuries in the mine
on Friday afternoon. He was taken.to
the Central hospital at Frank immediately where he was attended to
by Drs. Bell and McKay.
Young Willie Duncan was discharged from the Frank hospital on Friday
and is improving as well as can be
expected under the clrci-mstances.
A large number of the sports loft
Passburg on Tuesday for the South
F-^rk, all heavily loaded with provisions for a good day's outing. Mr.
Beard was the cicerone,
Mike Klepken Is still suffering from
injuries received here some time ago
by a fall of coal.
J. B. Smith, District President of
the United Mine Workers, accompanied by R. Levitt, of Bellevue, was
in the city last Thursday and left the
same evening.
Mr. A. Semancit is not recreating
himself out of door very much lately.
pensation? Bill Taft said, "God
knows!" and we are. inclined to express ourselves in the same manner,
because;, speaking personally and having no desire to be repugnant tb the
views of any class conscientious un-
dividual, may say here: That as long
as the various indistries, such as coal
mines, factories, mills4 and so forth,
are in the hands of the few, individually and not collectively operated for
the sole purpose of exploitation, instead of for the benefit of the masses,
we shall be compelled to content ourselves with the conditions as they confront us today, and the „ only way to
progress is for the working class to
use their power. The intelligent application of this power means the emancipation of the masses. What are
you prepared to do to acquire this
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here last Thursday afternoon accompanied by heavy rain, but to our
knowledge no damage was done.
■Mr. D. Bissett and Mr. W. Duncan
were visitors at Blairmore on Thursday last, taking in all the sights, especially around the Sanatorium.
E. Ella, a rope-rider on the outside
run at Passburg colliery, when uncoupling the main rope, some way or
othor, ono of his fingers were taken
off.   He Is progressing favorably.
Tho lumber for tho addition of
Doctor Bell's quarters has arrived
and work has beon started.
Passburg Local Union 2352 has just
drawn and signed up an agreement
with the doctor here Inst week.
Everything satisfactory to all concerned. Expiration of agreement, 31st
March, 191E.
Mr. T. Martin, of tho International
Correspondence School, was a visitor
hore last Friday. Buslnoss Is not too
bright, says Tom.
Around this part of tho country ls a
beo hlvd of real ostate agents just,at
prosont. You can easily gather the
Information when a lot or two Is sold
sit 'about $00,000 but thoro Is nothing
jnentlonoii about tho poor Individual
who practically hangs on n lifo tlmo
to, his titled property, nnd for the
grentor part of the tlmo cannot glvo
it away. Wo havo townsite lots on
the market oxtondlng from Coleman
to 'Lundbrock; and what Is going to
happon to the oasy ones? A wave of
prosperity says tho politlenn,
Young AVHHo Duncan, of the Passburg hotol, was token to tho Central
hospital nt Fi'ilnk on tho 21st, Instant.
It wns fonrort that ho was suffering
with appendicitis, but"glad 'to Ray
that ho ls progressing ns well ns cnn
bo oxpoctod,
Sorry to sny that II. Bonrd hns
loBt liis trainer, J. Twigg, who recently wont tH rough n courso of mix-
ology nt Passburg, receiving tlio full
perconlngo of 100 nmrkH, Lot us congratulate lllni ll) Ills MlCCOBB,
Our frlond, , Tony Stnncit, mixology of tho. I'lissburg hotel, pnid
Ilollovuo ii visit on Tuesday IiirI.,
Mrs. J. Thompson left Pasmburg for
IOlko oil Monday ovonlng. She clnlms
no plnoo like Elko,
Mr, Houghhond, of Colomnn, wns
n visitor down horo on Sunday In bis
A genius of Pnsshiirg lins Invented
n horse-totliorlng nrrnngomonts whoro'-
by tlio nnlnin! cnn fend nnd water
himself nntl whon fooling (ipntoiUod
cnn wnlk Into tlio burn find lily down
nnd rest.   Great   Inventions   nowa-
Wo ennnot conceive In tiiir mlwlR
Uio reason why tho bnnklnR Institution Ui only kept open for business
three days a week, I guess, the tJnlon
bnnk Is studying dcoiioiny, likewise
k\w C„ V, n,
T*  .',"•".'.;.'"  d-Lii  A„)uiu m*  iU*.  ivlvelni-
nuts at. church on Sunday ovonlng
whon returning woro nlmoBt scared
out of tliolr wits. Tho "Observer"
noticed ono fomnlo Jumping 30 foot
sideways. All of lis nro not ln favor
of tbls nulBftnco bolnr tolerated nny
lonsrf-r, «o, Mr, Cnr-drlver beware. Th«i
enr belongs to Calgary.
It Rooms thnt nWwt- people nro Mm
plaining of Ihis [manner In which the
postal authorities nre distributing
their malt nt present besides ihe
peaceful 'rebels of rassbtirg, Hut
Hobtdot Ib n llttlo uenror to Fornle
nnd the train puset earlier In tho
morning tj.nta ngaty,) minus aifuit,
pint depot,
Tho mines around   Pa«i»burg   tt,xi&
The new fan house which is under
construction at the Passburg collieries
is nearing completion,and, then some
clean water, hot and cold.
Miss Thomas arrived back from
Fernie last week where she has been
■ staying for some time.
A well known young man (no
names) was in attendance at a wedding the other day, and when introduced to a young lady a wave of bliss
overcame him and when so blissful
he awkwardly proposed and the following evening he approached the
head of the family and appealed for
the young woman's hand. A little
investigation on the part of the "Observer," however, elicited the fact that
this young man of unlimited bliss was
eighth in the trend. Who's the winner?
Mrs. J. Thompson, of the Columbia
hotel, Elko, is down here visiting Mrs.
Duncan, • of the Passburg hotel, this
Mr. T. Thompson, of Burmis, was
visiting here on Saturday. Everything very quiet says Tomy.
The young women of Passburg are
out on a campaign against publicity.
It seems that they have a proviso in
their by-laws. We' believe the rules
they are adopting are too prudish. Our
advIce is, 'study physiology andjeave.
and Richard
without .. op-
were elected
ensuing   six
There is one man down here who is
very sore towards the sports committee of Bellevue. He has been training hard for the last month for the
standing broad jump and the 410 yards
and the program omits these two
events. * Keep yourself in training for
Passburg next year.
All the drivers who are employed by
the Davenport company are not
broncho, busters. The other day a
new .driver mounted a strange horse
and we believe that he received the
shaking of his life.
Harry Yearby, who mot with an accident-last March nt Burmis colliery,
Is still -unable to work.
Harry Hungton, of Passburg, bricklayer, who Is now a member of tho
brick-layers' union, when night-lamp-
man was a member ot tho Unltod
Mine Workers organization,
It ls Btrango that mon conversant
with the Industrial problem are bo
dense In dnrknesa, In fact nover attempting to elevate themselvos abovo
drudgery, or endeavor to break
through their cramped environment
and bogln the task of building a new
tomplo nnd a now world,
Wo aro ploasod to statu that fatal
accidents aro unknown In this part of
tho district since last September, 1012,
nnd wo fully roallzo tnnt It ls a great
blessing on God's earth that accidents of this kind nro few In number,
because wo havo ln our midst a poor
widow and four young chlldron. Her
husband unfortunately got Itlllod in
the mine /ind slnco that tlmo sho has
boon struggling against groat odds.
It scorns at. tho present time that the
compensation has boon handod ovor
to somo authority ot tho High Court to
bo administered and by thn tlmo this
poor widow receives nny money In Hon
of her bolovod husband tho largest
portion of It will .ho oaten up," In our
opinion If tho mino workers of this
country woro fully nwaro of the loop
holes nnd tochnlcfilltloH thnt aro con-
noctod with the 'compensation net of
thiH province thoy would readily real-
Izo tliolr powor nnd net Immediately
In ordor Io nntoixl such legislation
tlint Ir ho dolrliiumtnlto tliolr Interest;
Whon tho employer Htntos we will pay
tlio $1800 compoiidfitlon lo tho boron-
veil widow ns Boon ns possible, tho In-
mu'imco agent steps forward nud
stntos, "Wo Will contest this clnlm for
compensation and wo will fight It to
the hlghuBt,courts,In tho country!"
rofitmllcsH of tho dlsppaltlon of the
poor widow nnd hor starving little
children, ndfore this great protective body will comply with tho statute
Ui* ut um luuMiH'.*); tliey nro permitted
tn stnrvp nut n few w01111:11 mitl A A-
dron In ordor to pllo higher dividends
for tho * corporations. If there wns
not nn industrial organization In existence -In this province to fight nnd
content these olulniH, the Inmirnnro
cciinpiuiy would undoubtedly go Into
liquidation. Tho operators or employers would bo In a position to test
tho": strength of oach Individual who
dnred to put In a clnlm for compewm*-
tion nnd would not bother with insurance... Tnlco for Instance, i»cn»o In the
adjoining camp where n poor miner,
who Is married and crippled for life,
with no lioiut ol «loiiiM niiOthor day's
work and tho miserable compensation
lhat ho receives Ik goven dollars per
weok, that is twenty-eight dollars per
month to board himself ami maintain
n wlfo and four children In the tiU
county In tbls prosperous countrr
l would Hk« to know wtmf Is polnff to
happen to this poor Individual when
ho received his last dollar of tha corn-
Mr. James Scott, blacksmith of
New Town, underwent a painful operation in the hospital here last week of
haying large portions of skin taken
from his .legs for the purpose of grafting it on the person of his child who
was severely burned over two weeks
ago; we are pleased to state, however, that both father and child are
doing as well as can.be expected under the circumstances.
At a meeting hold last week for the
purpose of   nominating   checkweigh
men for the mine here.   The retiring
members,  John- Marsh
Jones were nominated
position, and therefore
by acclamation for the
Notice is given to the effect that on
Sunday, the 6th of July, Archdeacon
Beer will hold divine services in the
English church both morning and Sunday evening. All those wishing to become acquainted once more with the
English church doctrines should attend. One wonders if the attendance
will be any greater than those of the
Union meetings these days, and which
will serve the best "interests? Nuff
sed. ' ,.
Last Saturday the remains of the
football team journed tb Coal Creek to
fulfill their league fixture; 'twas a
little surprise to' a few well wishers
of the club tq find only five regular
appointed time of departure; so a few
of the juniors were asked to go and
fill,up the gaps, while the committee
man hustled up a few more to make
the required eleven, and travel on the
flyer; it is a long time since the
Michel team was fixed in this way before, having been in the running for
honors for the last four seasons and it
shows poor sportmanship on the part
of some members that such is the
cose. However, undor the captaincy of
of W, Samuels, the team which consisted of two juniors, a strange goalkeeper, and an untried middle trio of
half backs, Coal Creek could only
manage to win by 3 goal to nil, after
there being no score at half time, Jess
IBrlsco, ln goal, played n splondld
game otherwise the score musts have
been much heavier, and the captain
wns well satisfied with the showing
of the half backs, Tho two junior on-
joyod their trial, with tho exception of
one rough tackle, which one of tho
Crook full backs made, and which was
hard' on tho youngster, Wo hopo to
seo a team arranged and turn out to
give Coloman a hard game on Saturday. Don't be shirkers, boys, at nny
cost, but keep tho old club going during the troublesome .times and no
doubt by tho time that thocuptlea are
played, tho young players will bo ablo
to fill tho vacancies,
The following woro olocted to offlco for tlio local Union U, M. W. of A.
In the contested Boats': Maurlco Bur-
roll, Socrotary-Trodfliiror; W. T.
Brown, Recording.Socrotnry, nnd J.
Mercor, Wnrdon, A(i contract miners
mooting wns held on Sundny laat to
olect chockwolgh commlttoo nt 10;30
a.m.; nnd at 3 p.m., after the regular
mooting, n mootliig'of tho omployoos
wna hold for the purpose of electing
gas commltteo,
Mr, Alex Almond met With n nasty
necident on the morning of tho sports
day, whilo having n trial spin on Andy
Frew's horse, sustaining a sprained
uuklo nnd n contused wound to tho
eye. Ho will bo laid up for Bomo
llttlo time.
Mrs, Dnvo Grundy mid children
boarded1' Tuesday moriiliig'ii local on
a visit to hor piu'onts' I'nrm In sunny
Allwin, whoro Mrs. Unuidy hopes to
fully recover from her recent IHiiosh.
The schools nre now closed for tlie
children's summer holidays nnd tho
writer Is qulto in sympathy with the
object of the lottor Issued In last
week's LwlKur by Mr. Currie, something should bo dono toward thnt end,
na 11 dono Inspection of uomo of tho
empty houses around horo show amplo
,itu*)* ui mu uuni'iiii'i done by tho
ynunrMeni who un- Sh'i-iia. U> »<>.<>
around them.
We notico the school tent-hern nre
making themselves scarce during tho
vacation, Miss Hodge and Miss Moi-'
drum went nwnv 1n«it Pitiirflny .vyj-.v
In/; 011 the west bound train, and MIhh
McLean on Tuesday morning's train
on a visit to ItoHBlnnd.
T. O. Harries was taking in the
sports hero on Tuesday last. Sny,
Tom, what's gone wrong with the
liorsn you were preparing for tlw
spoils at Bellevue?
The tC, Ps bold n flfrawberry aucl.il
on Wednesday.night /irnong Its members.
Rettlve The Ledeer don't blame us.
Wsteh »li# rf.»f# nt th,*}'expiration of
your subscription which it printed on
ths sSme (abet containing your address.
To Correspondents—No anonymous
correspondence can be published in
this paper, this is an unwritten law
with newspapers. If you have grievances . or complaint you should send
in your name and address, stating
whether you desire same to be used
or not. Wo do not divulge names of
correspondents against their wish.
The dance given by the ladies of
•the Catholic church was held in the
opera house Friday lasst, and although
the weather was very disagreeable,
proved to be a success financially
and otherwise. Fernie orchestra was
in attendance and gave every satisfaction. '
Hosmer and Hlllcrest met In a league encounter Saturday before a fair
sized crowd.   Hillcrest turned out as
selected but Hosmer were short of
Thornton who   failed   to   arrive" in
time, Balderstone going   centre   forward and Rice coming1 back into his
old place at right half.   Hosmer won
the toss and played with the breeze.
Right from the   commencement   the
pace was hot, good combination being
shown by both sets of forwards.   Half
time found Hosmer leading 2-1.   Hillcrest started the second half as if they
meant business and it wasn't long before  they equalized,  Hosmer  vainly
protesting against offside.    Hillcrest
hereabouts-were the better team, but
were weak in front of goal missing
two or three easy chances.   Towards
the   end   Hosmer   showed   distinct
improvement and pressed continuously.   Splendid combination by the forwards ultimately resulting    In    the
winning goal being scored a few minutes before time.   Hillcrest   made   a
last effort to save the game but were
kept out, and the best game seen on
the Hosmer grounds this season resulted  Hosmer 3,  Hillcrest 2.    Mitchell, of Coal Creek,   refereed    and
handed the game satisfactorily.
The local held a special meeting
Sunday for the- purpose of electing
officers and considering the doctor's
agreement. President Smith was in
attendance and gave a short address
which evidently created a good impression among the members present. All the offices were contested
with the exception of President and
Secretary, the following being in-
ensuing term: President, J. D. Mihal-
cik; Vice-President, J. Standridge;
Financial Secretary, W. Balderstone;
Recording Secretary, J. B. 'McKay;
Warden, J. Kosloszk'e; Pit Committee,
W. Balderstone, J.,j,D,- Mihalcik, A,
Coutts; Gas Committee, A. L„ J. D.
Mihalcik, J, Rosloszki; Finance Committee, J. D. Mihalcik, A. Coutts, A,
Brandenburg, A special meeting of
tho local has been called by petition
for Friday, July 4th, at 8 p,m. Business important; all members urged to
be present.
Mr. J. Musgrove, .who for the last
four years has been, pit boss on A.
Level, is leaving Hosmer for pastures
new. A pleasant surprise was In storo
for him on Monday evening last when
a delegation consisting of Messrs. G.
Rankin, Jas, McKelvIe, H. Brown and
Dr. Nay called on him and presented
him with a fine gold watch and chain,
suitably Inscribed and a purse of
gold donated by. employeos of the
Hosmer Miners Co. and townspeople
as a mark of their osteom.
Tom Shaw has taken ovor tho
duties of pit boss on A. Level recontly
vacatod by J, Musgrovo.
Hosmer meets Coal Creok on Saturday, July Cth, at. Hosmor, ln what
should be tho game of tho season.
Tho following toam Is expected to
gather ln tho poIntB for Hosmer:
Coal, A. AdamBon; backs, .McQueen,
Evans; halvop, Rico, Andrew Adamson, Balderstone; forwards, Bain,
Murray IT. Anderson, Thornton, Patterson; reserves White, McKolvlo.
Klok off, MB p.m.       n
Dominion Dny pnssod off quietly as
far as Hosmor wns concerned, our
ultra loyal patriots hoisted tho flag
as usual which wns about tho only difference notlconblo.
Fornlo wns tho Mecca of the athletic portion of our population. Tho
footballers, tennis experts, nml ono or
two runners journeyed up with the
Intention! ,of having somo say In the
distrlbutlo.ii of the prize money,
Rut olaa! all wo accomplished was to
tfnl wol and Ionvn some good llonmer
money beiilmj us, But bucIi Is luck
In this wild nnd woolly wont,
Some of our fight funs took in tho
boxing contest nml nro loud In the
prnlsn of nil thoy mw, o»[int'i;ii\y -tiif
The executive of the Athletic As-
soclntlon met Monday last, nnd ,ills-
posed of several mutters of Importance.
Tho Juniors will visit Coal Crook
In quest of fume lu    the'   opening
-,:',:',,- .,S. ',.., 1, .,',.,,... .~„,, *.t44i.,'*,*i*m.iit
nn fliitnrdiv, TIm-v will Uno *\\i »<•
follows: (leal, 1'. Suit; ■hneks, D.
HrownrlKtf icitl>tiiin) T, Kler; halves,
M. Huitock, .11. McDougall, .1. Kerr;
forwards, I'niutl, H., Lultoy, 11, Musgrovo, Jns. Rtilaoii, K. I.akey;  reser.
via, .i. iitiiiti ,).,,, 1). Ht»i»i.uli,
1), Nny Is busy putting down a lawn
tennis court nt the hospital, Wo see
Home uood gumes In sight—hospital
stuff vs. the town.
Our hot-blond* have been cutting
qulto a dash laloly; let's hopo tho cool
WV.UtU'l'  l-S,',..  St  :l;.\'.W.l'.'A  t-ffftl.
Jack McKay hns resumed work
nfter a Ion;, is.y 'if' M'wed by a -upvalued fi/ildo, J.-id; suyn It's all rl«ht being a gentlomtii If one could only k«n-p
It up.
Mr, and Mr*, (nvt-n, nt Corbin,'wero
Hosmer vhs'nor- Dominion Day,
The school kids aro now enjoy Ins
tlmlv auiuiMi'i *»>.wUtu, Wlwn thoy
reaunm It wis! !•<* under a new print-
ctiml, Mr. Jay '. vln« resigned to (he
general regret of the children alud
their parents who consider him the
best principal Hosmer' public school
ever had. Quite a, bit of comment is
being made relative to Mr. Jay's resignation, and the opinion is being
pretty generally expressed that there
Is a nigger in the woodpile somewhere.
The mandate .has gone forth that
no more notices are to be posted in
the postoffice. Here is a chance for
the board of trade to shine. Why not
put up a public notice board.
which has been idle for    some time,
blew down one day last week.
Will Pickering was married on Monday ancl took his bride to the homestead for the honeymoon,
Tho inquest into the death of the man
named Mead, electrocuted on Thursday, was held on Friday before Coroner Plnkny. The jury was composed
of the following: William Grafton
(foreman), Stephen Humble, Robert
Conley, Harry White, Sydney Ross and
J. Bouchler. After hearing the evidence and carefully considering same
the jury came to the conclusion that
J. W. :Mead came to his death accidentally and a verdict in accordance
was returned.
The Rev. W. Irwin left camp on
Monday evening on urgent business in
B. C.
I^ocal 431 held tlieir regular meeting
on Sunday last when the nominations
for the position of vice president
came up. Mr. Bob Levitt was nominated for the vice presidency of District
■Tht loca? *o6roall team met Fernie
on Saturday and1 played the league
fixture. The game was a very poor
one. For about 10 minutes after the
play started the Fernie boys put up
some good stuff but from that time on
the game was dead. The first half
erirled 4-0 in favor of Bellevue. The
second was a very poor exhibition, the
Bellevue'boys having the best all
through and scored 4 more goals that
making the score 8-0 in favor of
Bellevue. Some of the Fernie boys
left the field before the game ended.
Bellevue Band were on hand and
supplied some first class music.
District President J. W. Smith paid
us a visit on Thursday on business.
He intends visiting us in the near
future and .addressing the local.
The game of baseball on Sunday between  Hillcrest and  Bellevue  ended_
jn-a-victory-fortHillBfeStTTHo   score
standing 14-9 in favor of Hillcrest at
the end.
Mr, Thomas Longford is now occupying the house latelj-v vacated by
Mr. Hector McDonald.   •■
Miss Norton, of Calgary, is visiting
In camp, tho guest of Mrs.. D. J. McDonald.
The baseball fans of the camp are
are delighted with the way that Mr. J.
R. McLeod managed the game here on
Liquor Co.
Wholesale Dealers in
Mail Orders receive
prompt attention
We cany a full line of
Red Feather & Tartan Canned Goods
Prices Right
Satisfaction guaranteed or money back
i>honeJJ}3 1-::: FrankrAltar
"The Store the People Own"
An old timer In Taber and well
known footballer through tho Pass, in
tho person of Jabez Rnynor, was In
town and acted as goal keeper for the
Grassy Lako toam on Dominion Day.
ISd. Thacker and George and Ted
Meachlne were taking ln tho sports
and Incidentally winning foot races
and kicking football on Dominion Day.
Tom Sneddon, Jim Bateman and Dick
JonoR wero other visitors from Grassy
Sam Dunne and family were In
town taking In the celebration,
An accldont to the convoyor laid
the big mino ldlo on Wednesday, but
thoro will bo work tho remainder of
tho weok.
Frnnk Lynbrlck, who worked In
Diamond City tho last few months, hns
returned horo and ls starting In tho
big mino. ,
Will Jordan's family arrived from
tho old country on Friday,
Jnek Bell la visiting friends in town
for a dny or two.
A now flro boll for thn top of the
fire hull wns put In place this woplc.
It Is a big one and cnn easily bo'heard
nil ovor town.
Tho tipple at tho  Reliance
All Going, Cheap I
JULY 3rd to 31st
Tho wholo of the Drv Goods,
Union made Men's Goods,
Union mado Shoes for men
womon and children, House
Going Out Regardless of Cost
Koop the Money in the Pass
"The Quality Store1-
ioc6ries, ej,nd Dry Goods
Clothing, Crockery, Boots, Shoes,
Fruit and Vegetables
"The Right Goods, The Right Ptice, The Ritrht Treatment
Each and Every Time
Phone 25
Victoria St,
Blairmore, Alta. PAGE SIX
COAL mining rights of the Dominion, ln Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the North
West Territories and in a portion of
the Province of British Columbia, may
be  leased  for  a, terra  of  twenty-one
Sears at an annual rental of Jl an acre,
ot more than 2,560 acres wil be leaseo.
to one applicant
Application for a lease must be made
by the applicant in person to the
Agent or Sub-Agent of the district in
which th* rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by sections, or legal sub-divisions of sections, and in unsurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
staked, out by the applicant himself.
Each apllcation must be accompanied
by a. fee of $5 which will be 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.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined an dpay the royalty thereon, If the coal mining
rights are not being operated, such
returns should bo furnished at least
once a year.
The lease will include the coal mlsing
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine
at the rate of {10.00 an acre. ,
For full Information application
should be mado to the Secretary ot the
Department of tho Interior, Ottawa, or
to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.
W. W. Cory,
Deputy Minister of the Interior,
N.B—Unauthorized publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
Cosmopolitan Agency
Cancelled and Others
Are on The Way
Office: Johnstone and Falconer Block
(Above Bleasdell's Drug Store)
Phone 121
Hours: 8.30 to 1; 2 to 5.
Residence: 21, Victoria Avenua.
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary, etc.
Offices:   Eckstein Building,
Fernie. B.C.
F. C. Lawe Alex. I. Fisher
Fernie, B. C.
Federal Inspector F. F. Quinn Assumes
Duties and   Promises  Strict
Enforcement of Law
After many months of agitation on
the part, of organized,labor in general
and Vancouver Trades and Labor
Council in particular a governmental
crimp has been put into at least one
employment agency. And others will
be placed on the carpet within a week
to show cause why they too should be
permitted to flimflam helpless job-
The Federationlst has been officially advised thatt the license of B,
Welch of the Cosmopolitan Employment Agency, Vancouver, has been
cancelled and will no longer be permitted to do business,
New Inspector Busy
Frederick F. Quinn, a Vancouver
man, assumed the duties of federal Inspector of employment agencies, under
Bar supplied with  the  best Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
the recently enacted order-in-council,
on Wednesday last. The appointment
of Arnold F. George, an Ottawa man,
announced some weeks ago, was not
Inspector Quinn paid a visit to the
Labor Temple and secured information concerning complaints recently
made by the council. He also went
over the situation with the mayor and
chief of police, with a.view to thoroughly acquainting himself with conditions prevailing in local and other
employment agencies.
To the Federationlst Mr, Quinn ex-
presed himself as determined to enforce the provisions of P. C. 102S. "The
department has given me very wide
powers and I propose to eliminate
some of- the evils complained of by
Immigrants and others who have undoubtedly been victimized," said Mr.
Quinn. "And in this determination I
have the backing of the department."
Affidavits Forwarded Department
That persistency sometimes secures
results is evidenced by the above. At
last meeting of Vancouver Trades
and Labor Council it will be remembered that Delegate McVety read
copies of afidavits which had been
forwarded to W. D. Scott, superintendent of immigration, at Ottawa,
copies of which are herewith reproduced:
threatened me that he "would get me
yet, his exact language being: "I will
get you yet, Pattinson; I got the Dago,
and I will get you."
3. His reference to tbe "Dago" was
that, there was an Italian Organizer
at Cumberland by the name of Joseph
Angelo. who was assaulted by the said
4. I have read over the affidavit of
Robert Foster,' sworn this date, relative to the conversation between him
and the said E, Welsh. I was present
when the said conversation took place,
and corroborate the statement sin the
said affidavit.
Sworn before me at the City of
Vancouver, British Columbia, this 9th
day of June, A. D„ 1913.'
A Commissioner for taking affidavits
within British Columbia.
_Das*Aiv/*a_!T-ti*a_l  A*ririAt<.HAn?f.Klamft_lic .
--«   * WVI   •*   W 1    MV-MWUJJHI *»W ■■-■—■» IhhIw-Uwi-
Watch the date of the expiration of
your subscription which Is printed on
the same label containing your address.
Nowhere in the Pass can be
found  in such  a display of
We have the best money
can buy of Beef, Pork, Mutton, Veal, Poultry, Butter,
Eggs, Fish, "Imperator Hams
and Bacon" Lard, Sausages,
Werners and Sauer Kraut.
Phone 56
In the matter of Order-in-Council 1028,
and in the matter of the Cosmopolitan Employment Agency, E. Welsh,
I, Christopher Pattinson, of the city
of,Nanaimo, in the province of British Columbia, national organizer of
the United Mine Workers of America,
make oath and say, as follows:
1. That on Wednesday, the 4th day
of June, 1913, when the train bringing
the sixty-one miners from England en
route to Cumberland, British Columbia, arrived at Revelstoke I entered
the said train for the purpose of advising the said miners of conditions at
Cumberland, and that there was a
strike on a t the mines there. I was
accosted by.one, George Cave, in the
employment of the Cosmopolitan
Agency of Vancouver, B. C.,' of which
E. Welsh Is the proprietor, and the
said Cave endeavored to prevent me
from interviewing the said miners, and
assaulted me by grabbing me by the
throat aiid stating that he would choke
me and he desisted on the interven-
In the matter of Order-in-Council 1028,
and in the matter of the Cosmopolitan Employment Agency, E. Welsh,
I, James H. McVety, of the City
of Vancouver, in tho province of British Columbia, make oath and say, as
1. That I am an officer of the Vancouver Trades and Labor Council; and
that part ot my duty is to assist working men.in securing payment of their
wages and the return of fees paid to
employment offices where the fees
have been collected under false pretences.
2. That during the last twelve
months more than five hundred men
have made complaints to me about
the misrepresentation of conditions by
Vancouver employment agencies; that
at least one hundred of the complaints
have been directly against the Cosmopolitan Employment Agency, particularly by men who have been sent
to districts where strikes existed and
who refused to work under such conditions and demanded a return of their
fees for such employment.
4. I believe that the Cosmopolitan
Employment Agency is one that should
not be granted a license under Privy
Council 1028, on account of the said
misrepresentations that are made by
it, in particular to immigrants that
speak in foreign tongues.
Sworn before me at the City of
Vancouver, British Columbia, thihs Oth
day of June, A. D„ 1913.
"JAS. H. McVETY."    ,
"J. W. De B. FARRIS."
A Commissioner for taking affidavits
within British Columbia.
tish Columbia, I had a conversation
with E. Welsh, proprietor of the Cosmopolitan Employment Agency, relative to his attempt tq bring in from
England some sixty-one miners to
work in the mines of the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir), Limited, at
Cumberland, "British Columbia, ' in
place of striking "miners. The miners
referred .to in our conversation were
sixty-one miners, who came from Durham County, England, by way of
Portland, Maine, United States of
America, and arrived in Vancouver
on the date of our conversation, and
who on discovering that there was a
strike at Cumberland and that they
had been brought, out under the' false
assurance that there was no strike,
had refused to go to Cumberland from
2. Upon my statement to the said
Welsh that he had failed to get these
men in to work as strike breakers he
stated to me that if he had been
at Revelstoke when, Pattinson went
on the train he would have had one
of his men qn each foot board of the
car and'had them kick the fact" off
him or beat him up that they both
would have been arrested; If he could
not do it in that way he would accuse
him of being a pickpocket or a-thief;
if he1 could not have got his man to
do It he would havo done It himself;
that he would not have cared what
the fine would be for his man, he
would have paid as long as he detained Pattinson.
3. The-Pattinson referred to Sn the
above conversation wns Christopher
Pattinson, national organizer of the
United Mine Workers of America
and the incident referred to at Revelstoke was when the said Pattinson entered the train on which the
said miners from England were travelling, and informed them of the conditions at Cumberland and that they
were being brought out as strikebreakers.
Sworn before mfc, at the City of
Vancouver, British Columbia, this
9th day of June, A. D., 1913.
"J. W. De B. FARRIS,"
A Commissioner for taking affidavits
within British Columbia.
going Scot free while the brige-re-
ceiver gets soaked. The mine operators of Cumbberland were accessories
both before and after the fact, as the
lawyers put it, and they should not
be allowed to ruthlessly disregard the
provisions of every law of the land in
an effort to break down a privilege
they themselves enjoy—that of organ-
ization.--B. C. Federationlst.  .
tion of the men.
2. On the 6th day of June, 1913, I
met the said. Cave in the city of Vancouver,  British  Columbia,   when   he
In the matter of Order-inCouncil 1028
and in the matter of the Cosmopolitan Employment Agency, E. Welsh,
I, Robert Foster, of the City of Nanaimo, in the province of British Columbia, _Pr_e_sident_of District,28, Jgn.i;
ted Mine Workers of America, make
oath and say, as follows:,
1.  That on the 5th  day of June,
1913, at the City of Vancouver, Bri-
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You Can Have it Free and
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1 have In my possession a prescription
for nervous debility, lack of vigor,
weakened manhood, falling: memory
and lame back, brought on by excesses, unnatural drains, or the follies of
youth, - that has cured so many worn
and nervous men right ln their own
homeB—without any additional help or
medicine—that I think evjry man who
wishes to regain his manly power end
virility, quickly 'and qutotl!', should
have a copy. So I have determined to
send a copy. So I have determined to
charge, In a plain, ordinary sealed enve
lope to any man who will write me for
This prescription comes from a physician who has made a special study of
men and I am convinced it is tlu surest-acting combination for the cure of
deficient manhood and vigor failure
ever put together.
I think 1 owe it to my fellow man to
send them a copy in confidence so that
any man anywhere who Is ■ weak and
discouraged with repeated failures
may stop drugging himself with harmful patent medicines, secure what I
believe ls the quickest-acting restorative, upbuilding, SPOT-TOUCHING remedy ever devised, and so cure himself
at home quietly and quickly. Just drop,
me a line like this: Dr. A. E. Robin-"
son, 4907 Luck Building, Detroit, Mich.,
and I will send you a copy of this
splendid recipe ln a plain, ordinary envelope free of charge. A great many
doctors would charge $3.00 to $5.00 for
merely writing out a prescription like
this—but I send it entirely free.
A^t; im;*
-"•afc-. i*4.:.,
Alabastine U easily applied.   All
you need to help
you it cold water
and & flat  brush.
Alabastine   walls
make the home
lighter, more
cheerful and
beautiful. It will
not soften on the
wall like kslso-
nine. Because
it is a cement, it
age, become]
part of the waH I
itself .and last
for many
"There are three or four agencies
in this city that require attention,"
said the accompanying report from
the Council to the department, "but
the worst from the standpoint of
fraud and deception is undoubtedly
the Cosmopolitan."
Warning to Others
That the cancellation 'of the Cos-
mopolitian will do a world of good r,o
wage-earner will deny. It had resolved itself into a nefarious strikebreaking agency and stopped at nothing lo
secure its victims.
.    ,   Real Employers Untouched
corporations and employers, especially on Vancouver Island, for whom
the Cosmopolitan was acting, are left
untouched.   A case of the bribe-taker
An AUbutina wail can
be re-coated without removing the old coat.    Alabastine
walls are the most sanitary. They
•re hygenie. No insect or disease (
term can live in an Alabastine wall.
Alabastine one room, and you'll
want  them all Alabattined.
Church'. Cold Water
Dropin and let us show you beau- *^^fc
tiful samples of Alabastine work.
'.Let ue show bow lo get beautiful
Alabastine Stencils absolutely free.
With them you can accomplish any desired
color scheme—you can
make ^your home
charming   at-a
moderate cost
Hardware - Furniture
The Complete House Furnishers
of the Pass
Hardware Furniture
We will furnish your house from cellar to garret
and at bottom prices. Call, Write, Phone or'
Wire.     All   orders  given   prompt attention,
"■'Coleman, r
If you are satisfied tell others.   Tf not satisfied tell .us
To Everyone who Forwards to this Off ice by the 31st July 50 paid up Subscriptions
of $1.00 for the "District Ledger"
To all    who   send us   over $30.00 "in subscriptions we will
If you prefer the $5.00 gold piece unmounted, wo shall he pleased
to forward same.    The Watch will ho engraved with initial or
All You Have To Do
B to secure the Name and Address, and §1.00 from 50 people who
desire to subscribe for 12 months for the "District Ledger"; send
in "the Names and Cash to this Ollice, and we present you with this
handsome Watch and Fob. This is not a fake. You can see watch
and Fob in Lipliavdt's window, Jeweler, Fernie.
Just your very,own effort—that will tell. '    ?
.   Everyone Eligible. —We want to popularize your paper.   We
want everyone in the Pass to purchase a Ledger and read it.
NOTE.' Take care to write names and addresses veiy plainly.   Send
Money Order not Cash,
Editor, "District Ledger"
Box 380, Fernie, B.C. THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C, JULY 5,1913
For our Foreign Brothers
You're always welcome here
Clean Rooms, Best of
Food and every
•*  attention
THOS. DUNCAN    Passburg
P. Garosella
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes
Gents' Furnishings
Cigar Store
.Moals tlmt taste liko
mother used to cook
Best in the Pass
Jot. Grafton, Proprietor.
Wholesale and Retail
Barber Shop
Shoe Shine
Billiards and Pool
Coffee and Sandwich
Hazelwood Buttermilk
Victoria Avenue
FERNIE, B.C.       Phone 34
Large Airy Rooms &
Good Board
Ross & Mackay P£K
Un vecchio motto dice: Una catena
puo essere altrettanto forte, quanto
quo esser debole uno dei suoi anelli.
Questo motto e arcivero, spepial-
mente se applicato alle organizzazioni
operaie. Noi siamo forti tra noi come
il piu debole dei nostri compagni—e
non piu forti. — Per conseguenza dob-
biamo fare ogni possibilie per organiz-
zare quei gruppi che trovansi nelle
condizioni piu dlsperate e deplorevoli,
senza spefanza di difesa.
Se vuolsi mantenere il presente alto
slstema di vita condotto da coloro che
appartengbno alle union! operaie, e
strett'amente indispensabile organiz-
zare i milioni di immigranti cho ancora non appartengono ad ■ union! di
sorts, ovvero fare In iriodo che siano
formate delle nuove union! fra di
loro. Se cosl non si facesse, quando
vione proclamato uno sciopero, vi
sarebbero sempre mlglialn e migliaia
di lndivldul pronto a lavorare Incosci-
entemente come crumiri, ansiosl dl
prendere il posto dl coloro che scen-
dono in lizza per rlvendicare 1 cal-
pestati" loro dirltti.,,
,Un altro fatto sintomatlco si e
quello che 1 capitalist!, collo sviluppo
delle moderne industrie, sostituia-
conp i lavoratori- non pratici a quell!
dl lunga esperienza. Questo significa
che anche i lavoratori senza un mes-
tiere fisso, debbono essere organiz-
zati nella stessa maniere che sono or-
ganlzzati i lavoratori che hanno un
mestiere fisso e che sono practici del
loro lavoro, alio scopo di mantenere
delle paghe che permettano di poter
vivere decorosamente e di migHorare
le condizioni dei f igli del lavoro in
Durante i prossimi cinque anni. le
organizzazioni operaie degli Stati Uniti dovrebbero spendere milioni di
dollarl per educare ed organizzare gli
immigrant!, tanta economlcamente
che politicamente. *, Questl milioni,
spesi in tale opera di propaganda di
educazione, risparmierebbero diecine
di milioni in beneficii per gli scioperi
ed ir. perdite di salari.
II movimento delle * unioni operaie
hy date prove non dubbie di avere im-
mensamente giovato alia causa dei
lavoratori collassicurar loro paghe
piu alte, meno ore dl lavoro e col mig-
liorare le loro condizioni sanitarie sul
II mirabile progresso fatto durante
questi ultimi anni dalle unioni operaie
nei centr! industrial! del mondo, Drova
la potente loro efficacia nel risolvere
i problemi economic che esistono fra
capitale e lavoro. c
II movimento operaio d'America non
puo star piu a lungo sulla difensiva.
di iniziare una campagna da un lato
all'altro degli Stati "Uniti per organizzare tutti i, gruppi di lavoratori per
porre un giorno il Lavoro in grado di
potere dettar legg! al capitalismo. La
mezzo potente ed efficace che con-
tribuira mirabilraente a renderla possible: l'lstruzione.
Grozote v W.   Virginiji    Razkrlte
Senatnl Zbornici
Senator Kern lz Indlane, kateri je
predloiiil v senatnl zbornici resolucijo
za vladno preiskavo tlransklh razmer
med premogarji v W. Virginiji, je zad-
njl teden zasill'sal v senatu vesprlcu
utemeljltev svoje obtoZbo v resolucljl.
Glavn! prieibilista W.R.Fairley,organi-
zator premogarske unije U. M. W. of
A. in pa "Mati" Jones. Fairley je iz-
povedal, da vse nasilnosti v ^T. Va.,
ki so se izvrsile tekom zadnjih 15 let,
so direktno in indirektno zakivili lastniki 'premogokopov. "Vsak poskus
premogarjev za povecanje place, skra-
jsanje delavnih ur aii za svobodno or-
agniziranje zatrla je armada privat-
nih policajev, ki so v sluzbi baronov
premoga. Ti policaji aii baldwinci—
kakor jih nazivajo—pretepli so vsak-
ega organizatorja, kateri se je pribiizal
v Paint Creek. Sodis&i sepa Cisto niC
ne zmenijo za take sluSaje, Cetudi kat-
erega premogarja hapol ubijejo. Ako
pride do prelskave, prepri5an sem, da
bodo prisle na dan stvarl, kl, bodo pre-
treslo celo republlko. Premogarji in
njih rodbine nlso samo v najveSji
rcvsclnl, temveC se tudi postopa z nj-
1ml tako neCloveske, da je sramota za
cell., clvilizirani in krsCanski svet
izven Rusije."
Naravnost pretreslo pa je senatorje,
ko je povedala "Mati" Jonea, kaj ve o
barbarstvu v W. Virginiji. Med drug-
lml stvarml povedala je, lcako so oh-
oroSene Baldwinove barabe, v sliiihl
kapitallstov v temninoCi napadle spe-
Ce strajkarje v ko£ah na pogorju
Stanford v New River okruZju. Brez'
vsakega alarma so oborozeni tolovajl
izstrelili celo salvo strelov v les-ene
koSe in v spanju ubili sedem oseb in
ranili 21. "In nitl eden iz' med krutih
morilcev ni bil riltl na odgovor klican,
kam sele kaznovan," dejala je s sol-
zami v oGeh sivolasa, mati Jones..
"Teden pozneje sem • obiskala tisti
kraj in nasla sem ;eno vdovo padle
irtve na sve2em grobu> na pogorju,
kjer je bridko jokala, Zraven je bila
njena osemletna hCerka, katera je s
prsti kqpala v sve2o zemljo in presun-
lijivo kilcala:    "O   papa   moj,   prldi
ven!" — V Paint   Creeku   je
lansko poletje ustavil prvatni policaj,
bal.dwinecs neko 17 etno dekle, h5er
premogarja, na zelenisk'em tiru" —
pripovedovala je dalje mati Jones —
"nastavil je pusko proti nji in je pod
kaznijo smrti ukazal, da,mora iti v
bliZnji potok in dvigniti   obleko    do
pasu VeSina premogarjev ima ve-
like rodbine, veliko oarok. Lastniki
premogovnikov, imajo povsod svoje
prodajalne, morajo premogarji kupo-
vati vse potrebsCine po grozno oder-
uskih cenah, tako da„ navadno od
plaSe ni5 ne ostane. Ko5e premofear-
jev, za katere plaCujejo druzbam vi-
sok rent, so slabsse od pasjih ut. Ko
me je en premogar povabil, da som
prespala eno noc v njegovi koCi, so ga
baldwinci drugi dan za kazen pregnali
iz ko5e, tako da je moral dve noCi
prespati z 2eno in s sesterimi majh-
nimi otvoci pod milim nebom. Zapa
' (Continued from Page 2)
barbarizma in najmanj 50 let od zadaj
za drugimi dr2avami v Uniji."
"Mati" Jones je ostala v Wasliirig-
tonuvv nadi, da jo bodo §e zasliSali kot
pri5o. Vse kaze, da bo Kernova reso-
lucija sprejeta Se ie dni, dasiravno se
Se vedno zelo proCasi- vleCe.' Sena-
torja iz W. Virginije, ki sta sama
lastnlka premoga, delata na vse pre-
toge, da bi odvmila preiskavo. Silnl
protest delavstva je do sedaj pripomo-
gel toliko, da je guverner ', Hatfield
preklical vojno stanje v okoliSu
strajkd in izroCll devet sodrugov, ki
so pod obto?.ba umora, clvilnemu
sodisfiu v Point Pleasant, W. Va.
Sodrugi Debs, Germer in Berger, katere je poslal v W. Virginijo narodni
komlte soclalistiCno stranke, so se
sesll zadnje dnl v Charlestonu od
koder so podajo v Point Creek na
8omu Plain Reasons for Claiming the
. List of Locals District 18
NO. NAME 8E C. and P. 0. ADDRRE88
28   Bunkhend. v Wht\nti/***i r*,f.v,VX;A., AJta.
Boaver Creek Wm. BrvIh, nanvi-r firo^v, v\i\ TMnrbrr,' Alia.
ikilevuo James Hurke, nox SO, neUevuo Alta,
Blairmore , W. L. BvanB, llialrraoro, Altn,
Barmli  T, 0. Harriot, Pwnburg;, Altn.
Carbondale j. Mltcholl, Carbondalo, Colenjan, Alta,
Canmore  n, f). ThfrhnV. rnnmnri*  Mti
2oUmu '" ■• • W.  qmHm, Coleman, Alta.
Corbln• ."• J. Jonet, Corbin, n. C.
.,„  ^ln,Wfc Mlnet w. It Hughos, Chinook, via Diamond City, Alt.
•"■  »'«"Bton<> C»y J. B. TUornhlll, Diamond City, Lethbridge.
Forn,« Thot. Uphill, remle,D.C.
J7Mk • Eraa Morgan, Prank, Alu,
"osn,<sr W, Daldfiratone, Hoimer, B. C.
"m?™1  J»*. Oordon, Hlllcroit, Alta.
J*™bf™w h>  Mooro, JW1 Hlxth Avenue, N. Ulhtrldge.
Uhbridga Comertea,, Fraak Barrlngham, Coalhurtt, A1U.
«!?*«       T* °* tttni**i Vutimt. Alta,
M'e,,*," • M. Barren,Michel,aC.
Monarch Mine Wm. Hynd, Elcan P, 0„ Taber, AJU.
.»«  •   TO —•—... % 0. Hairier Patattnrg, Alta,
-!!  « r ™v «««. J* «l*a, Royal C*UI«rtim UthbrWt*. AHa
101  Tttoe....„.,., a Pattaraoa, TaUr, Alta
By Chrlstabol Pankhurst
Why do you want tlio voto? pooplo
ask the suffragettes,
What an extraordinary question!
Ono might Just as woll ask, Why do
mon want the voto? Women want
tho voto for tho samo reasons.
'Why did mon fight nnd robol for tlio
voto? Womon nro fighting and rebelling for the samo reasons. In
fact, tlio question that requires nn answer is thia*. Why nro womon not allowed to hnvo tho voto—-why nro thoy
robbod of Hint which ia tJio birthright
ot n British cltlzon?
Tlio dohiand of tho feuffrnglnts Is
that womon shall votti on tlio samo
conditions ns mon. At prosont mon
lmvo tho houBOhold suffrage. Therefore nny womnn who is n householder ought nlso to havo tho voto, Somo
day wo may havo n moro extended
frnnchlto for mon, nnd whon that day
comos womon will, of course, claim
that thoy shnil hnvo tho extended
frnnchlso too.
Sham nnd nhavo nllko should bo
tho principle on whrcti mon nnd womnn divide thoir political rights. If
a woman is n shareholder In n company sho has tho snmo voting right
wh<w tlm rnm-finnv'**' nttntni tir* i*n**.
corned ns a man shareholder hae, Why
niiuuitt ano not ntoo hnvo a right to |
vote where tho bualness of her country la soiHsemMd?
Political Outlaws
ATirnn-r*. rnn ht* n Ttftttoli fttivt.*- r,**
ciiitt a woman. What :m Inmilt this
Is! Lunatics who happen to be outside of nn asylum cnn voto. Criminals
who have inrved thoir tlmo can vote.
Drunken men can voto. Illiterate tnon
can vote. It la only women who cannot. ■
Florence Nightingale and Grace Darling wero political outlaw*. Tho women t«acbor» who mould th* ld*m«
of the future etectora are outlaws.
Women hospital nurtet who give their
lite to tho'terrlcet of their country
In the battle against dlreate are out-
The women litietnnt nrt* mtthwtt. So
arc the women writer*, activates, awl
all women of genfna.   So are tha
bravo widows, who keep and educate
a family against heavy odds, doing
the work of fathor ond mother both,
Air tho millions of magnificent womon who, though they may be individually unknown, afe nevertheless tho
nation's strength and glory,nro outlaws. But any man, however, Ignorant, solflsh or worthless, can get a
Where mon are concornod the voto
Is given vory cheap. Whero womon
are concerned nothing can win the
samo vote—no merit, no wisdom, no
virtue, no sorvlco. Is it nny wonder
that womon havo bocomo militant?
Lot us Imagine tho position of mon
nnd womon reversed-—tho womon bolng tho voters and tho men having no
powor at all. It Is to bo hoped that
tho women would use thoir power
ovor mon moro kindly thnn mon lmvo
used thoir powor ovor womon; hut in
any caso womon could not possibly
know tho mon's point of vlow as woll
as mon know It themselves, and thero-
foro groat Injustice would bo dono to
mon ovon If it wore not dono with deliberate intent,
If Men Were Ruled By Women
Whnt would mon tmy and what
would thoy do if thoy found thorn*
boIvob ruled Ity womon votorn whilo
having no voice themselves? Tho
voteless manhood of tho country
would rlso In robolllnn' n-ualnst thoir
fomnio tyrants, "Votes for mon" would
ho thoir watchword. As for thoir
methods, If wo mny Judgo from whnt
mon did In tho past to got tho voto
froni tlio privileged few, of thoir own
rex, tltfmo would bo fur moro vln'ont
tnnn tho prosont, methods of tho *uf-
Yot thoro |r this point in ho nntii--
od—it would bo possible to mnkf» out
a stronger case against vottss for men
Ihan on ho made out against votes
for women. What Uio womon who
woro hooping votes irom mon could
■-.',     *..,) .1*1   tU:    AA.,:.    "Vi\>»»*.«.'»   Mr,   Vl"l«
mothers of the race— thdy risk their
life In order to hrlnjr now Hfo Into
tho world. To thorn the Creator has
entrusted Uie sacred task of maternity. Therefore It Is women who are
the better equipped for eltlronshlp
and hav* thi atiltongor rfjtlit to the
voto. Nature'intended that the too-
tb»rn nt mnn nhonM h» thoir guard-
inns «(nd protectors whoro national
government Is concerned,"
All this women ow-iM aay, and could
say wiih much rwuon. nuk they prefer the plan wheroby mon and women
will work together, vote together, nile
together. Thut^are tlxn aalfragtstt
uphold the prlnc'?l« of rotat tm woman—and for mM
Arana Company .   .   .  possesses absolutely no title to -exploit these territories,   where  tbey  are  appointing
agents and founding establishments."
As soon as Arana had succeeded iu
absorbing the Colombian settlements,
and in securing control of the entire
district, he immediately proceeded to
reorganize  and   improve    upon    the
crude methods of exploitation that the
Colombians had heretofore employed.
Scattered, isolated, working in a haphazard fashion, with no standards of
output, no fixed rate of remuneration
for their assistants, the Colombians
had but scratched the' great ■ vein of
"black gold" that followed its tortuous   course    through the Putumayo
forests.    Astute,  possessed  of some
organizing ability, unscrupulous.Arana
perceived that the rubber output of
the territory could be enormously increased.   That it would mean an enormously increased toll of human life
meant nothing   to him.   Under   the
sway  of the  Colombians there  was
little blood-shed, and the Indians were
fairly well treated, always receiving
some little return for the rubber they
delivered.    Indeed,    in  many  cases,
there was a certain degree of affection between the Indians  and their
But Arana soon changed this. He
divided the whole territory into two
districts, one on the Igaraparana and
the other on the Caraparana. La Chor-
rera was made the headquarters of the
former and El Eneanto of the latter.
At each of these centers, superintendents were placed, who were paid
by a commission on the amount of
rubber their respective districts produced. This districts were, in turn,
subdivided into" sections, at the head
of which was placed a chief, supported by a gang of miserably paid bandits, varying in number, according to
the section, from eight to eighty, to
overawe the Indians aiid keep them in
slavery. These bandits, often themselves victims of the company and the
chiefs of sections, were armed with
the latest rifles to prevent any revolt
on the part'of the Indians. The chiefs
of sections held absolute sway and
their word, was law; in most sections
they imposed upon each Indian a 'certain quantity of rubber which he was
to deliver every ten days; The chief
of section, being paid only by a percentage on the output of his section,
was naturally interested in seeing that
the quantities of rubber he imposed
were promptly delivered by the Indians.
. It will readily be seen that this system, which is very similar to that employed in the Congo, is a direct in-
centive-to"-"crime~"and~cruelt5T; Titere"
are but two alternatives;  either .the
Bar Unexcelled
All White Help
Gall in and
see us once
Advertise in the Ledger
and get Results.
We Are Ready to Scratchy
off your bill any item of lumber nOt
found just, as we represented.   There
is'no hocus pocus in
This Lumber Business
Whon" you want spruce we do not
send 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
— Dealers In —
Lumber,   Lath,   Shingles,   Sash   and
Doors.     SPECIALTIES—MouldingB,
Turnings, Brackets, and Detail Work
OFFICE AND YARD—McPherson ave.
Opposite G. N. Depot.   P.O. Box 22,
Phone 23.
Grand Union Hotel
Best of Accommodation
We cater to the workingman's trade
Indian must be paid for the rubber*
and the payment must be great
enough to tempt an idolent and easily
satisfied freeman to undertake severe
and continuous exertion—or the Indian must be coerced into giving up
his native liberty and becoming tho
permanent serf of a few idle and
vicious white men. -And it will also
easily be imagined that to accomplish
this, the coercion must be severe and
continuous. Arana apparently chose
the latter alternative as being by far
the moro profitable. With the making of this decision, the atrocities .became inevitable.
Hero In "civilization" it Is difficult
to realize how these wholesale horrors
can have been carried out. But It
must be romemberod that "The Devil's
Paradise" is situated ln tho heart of
South America and that tho nearest
town, Iqultos, Is a two-weeks' journey. Except by descending tho Putumayo from Colombia—a long and todi-
ous passage—tho only wny to roach
tho district 1b by traveling on tho
Arana Company's own launches. Moreover, In the greed for gol'd, tho doslro
to get something for nothing, human
lifo counts in tho rubber regions of
tho Amazon for even Iobs than in our
own profit-ridden land.—Tlio Now
Notice is hereby given that a Dividend at the rate o
(7   ) per annum upon the paid-up Capital Stock of this
declared  for  the  three   months  ending  the  31st   May,
same  will be payable at  its  Head. Office and Branches
Monday, June 2nd,  1913       ""     "	
17th-to-tho-31 st-Mayr-l9i3~B0tK~days Inclusive.
f Seven per cent.
Bank lias been
1913,   and   the
on   and   after
.3e..yjHs^L Books will be closed from thn
The Annual Meeting of the Shareholders of the Homo Hank of Canada
will be held at tbe Head Office, S King st., West, Toronto, on Tuesday,
the 24th day of June, 1913, at 12   o'clock  noon.
By Order of the Board,
Toronto, April 16th, 1913. General Manager.
It Is the intention at tho above Meeting to submit for the consideration and approval of tho Shareholders a By-Law to authorize the increase
of the Capital Stock of tho Bank to $5,000,000.
Coal Crook, 3; Mlchol, 0, plnyod at
Coal Cf6ok,   Uotoroo, tt. Sernm.
Hosmor, 3; Hillcrest, 2, plnyod at
Hosmer.   lloforco J. Mltcholl.
Blairmore, 0; Colomnn, -i, plnyod at
Blalrmoro.   Roforoo, J, Wllc-on.
Bollovuo, 8; Fertile, 0, plnyod at
Ilollovuo.   Roforoo, J. Moore.
July 6
Fornlo va, Blalrmoro—J, Anderson.
Colomnn vs. Mlchol—,1. Wilson.
lioanier vs. Conl Crook—,!, Mooro.
HillcroHt vs. Bollovuo-sl, Qulnnoy,
July 12
lllllerost vs..Fornlo—R, Levitt.
Coleman vs, Hosmor*—Job, McGov-
Conl Crook vh. lioilovuo-
Michel vs. Blalrmoro—.1
July 10
Michel vs. Fornlo—It.' I.«v!tt.
Hosmor vs. nialrmoro—-J, McOov-
Colomnn vs. milcroM—J. Wilson.
Bellevuo vs. Coal Crook—P. MeClov-
July 28
Fornlo vs Colomnn—.T, Mcflovern.
1T.'!"rc:H v- C«.,; Z,*.X,Xt .Univf-
Hosmer vs, Mlchol—R. Levitt.
Ikrllovuo vs, Ulnirmorc—J. VVlinon.
August 2
Fornlo v«. Hlllcroat—J. Mitchell.
Hosmor vs. Michel—R. L*»iHi,
C>JvU>*»i >(».  Wl»Hviin—... Vuhoii.
Coal Creek vs. Blalirmoro—P. Mc-
J. WIIhoii.
FERNIE        :: ::
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Facsimiles of Prof, Geo, A, Gar low
1.UH tln« Cnpll)*«ry Ol'iwnl* di'Nii'oyod
ruri'il   lufiiiJ!   Uio  Ki'i'in
 *r     HiililiifoN mnl th" ioHM of Imlr In uii-
(Hilutnly uniuMMtHuury nml vvry tinliorfiinlnw.
Milt XMW.KVA'.s nv THU HAHt fiuln iiwnj- Wu, dim'■* umliir my KPliuittflf!
iiculini in, nml I poMliltily hov<> tho i.nly vjhimi of in utmi-nt no fur
known to ttclniicu Hint l« pooltlvoly and |i<'rmnn<>iitly nirlnir ilUi(>wtt>n
of Uii) Imlr mid i«ronn,itIiiK «"w Kiowtli, TIh> nlntlr nm lm fully ichIciivm!
lo ItH tin I tint I tlik'UiH«HN nml vlinlliv <m nil l,.-.;.i» i.!.*,', t!i!< tUnv,- flint hull-
ui fit/.r, to |ir«»v<! Ihe rtmin an, «,<.* .1 1
room urn tiof iti-ad,
1 iiAvrc A"i»r:in**nfT kvntiui of in-iumcni
U'llO   CllllllOt   t'OIIK!   t«   UIO   for   pUI'Mollul
nuoptlon  Itlnnk  nml  full   )»(ivtl('iilnr«,
paper.   My prices* nml ti'i'mw nro
for   mil   of   On>  I'ity   |i.vipln
tr*Aimuitt   (WilITH   TO-UAV)   for
KikIom:   Miaiop  mnl   iio'Mtlovi
>!iiotiuMi',    My riirir-H mo  |.n».lllvi'
"Co|lKult thu IH'Bt fttnl l'roflt Uy l',', y.,nni  I'motlml  Cviii'l'Miri-,
Prof. Geo. A. Oarlow
The  World's Mont Xrfrntifi,   Ifnir ntul 5?,-,-/,'.  rj.,r),i}:iJ
II     THE ■%
L. I), for   Ac»t
Coal Creok
1   it   23- .*.
Bellevufi  ....
1   fl   52—10
•2   \)   iK— :,
Hlllcrest ....
4   2   15-14
5   j    i-i-—j i
4   2   IS-13
nialrmoro ...
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6   2    8-2-S
flecafvt Tha ledger don't blame nt,
Watth tht <UU «f titt t*p»r»tton o»
your aubaeHptlan which la printed en
tht tame label containing your *d-
home bANK Canada
One dolUr a week depoilted «vith tbe Home Bank will amoan(:
to FtAytwA d-t'iU»r* M th«end of the year, wilh full vem|H>untt
Interest to lw mlded. How mnny wajr^*i**m*r» ran %%y ttut Ibry
U-n-t not wnitfil, or iott, tifty-two dotlart during the j»»**l ya»r
from ihe habit of carrying money carelettly in their pocketi.   »%.
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Ct IN*
J. T. MACDONALD, Manage/
Ladies' Silk Dresses
$20.00 to $25.00 Fancy Silk and Chiffon Dresses,
slightly soiled or mussed, $5.00. The material could
not be purchased for twice the price. If you are
capable of remodelling them then this is an opportunity to procure a handsome dress at bne quarter
to one-fifth the price originally.
Sale price $5.00 each
Ladies' Outing Hats
Ladies' Outing hats in Crash, "White Felt, and
Panama effects. All the newest creations in late
Summer outing hats in-white with fancy bands.
Some are washable and others are easily cleaned,
$2,00 to $5,00 each.
Get Your Straw Hat Now
Straw Hat weather is here to stay. We ctre showing
all the new blocks in Panama and Stfrawin all qualitiest
ranging in ftricefrom $1.50 to $20.00 each. We are
also showing a large range of Mens linen hats in popular shades at 50c, 75c., and up to $1.50.
Men's outing hats in white and red felt at 85c. to $1.50   These are
ideal Hats for camp use
Ladies'and Girls' Hose
Ladies, 25c Cotton hose, 2 pairs for 35c, This
particular line is made for service. They are fast
black, full fashioned and made with all the new
reinforcements, 2 pairs 'for '. 35c
Ladies' 20c hose, 2 pairs for 25c," a clearance
price that will clear the line when you see the quality. They are full fashioned and fast black,' 2
pairs for   25c
Girls' tan, shaped hose, worth 35c per pair, sale
price, 20c p,er pair. A hose of exceptional quality,
made with spliced heels and toes, and fast colors,
.per pair 20c
Boys' and girls' black ribbed hose, made of extra
quality, combed yarn, worth 30c per pair, clearance, per pair, 20c
Children's 25c sox, 2 pairs for 25c. Color*-,,
black, tan, white, sky and pink. Made with spliced heel and toe, and-jabbed cuffs.
Special, 2'pairs for 25c
Men's Felt Hats
Men's Felt Hats in colored or black are shown in great variety
of color and shape, in the following makes: Stetson, Buckley and
Christie, running in price from $1.00 to $6.00 each.
If you buy your hat from us you will be sure to get best value
and the largest assortment to pick from.
Saturday Grocery
Boys' Straw Hats
We carry a very complete line of Boys' straw, linen and felt
hats, all the new summer styles are here. We buy our boy's hats
from New York, ancl our stj^les are guaranteed correct. Priced from
25c. to $1.50 each ,
Two in One Shoe Polish, 3 for ....'. «.. .25c
Large Brdoia, regular 75c, for 60c
"Whisk Brooms, 25c,  20c
Scrub Brushes, 2 for 25c
Cream of "Wheat, 2 for .35c
Big Four Coffee, fresh ground, 2 pounds 75c
Fry's Cocoa, l/_ pound tin  ,25c
Blue Funnel Catsup, pint bottles  ,.25<;
Cream Cheese, 2 packages 35c
Fresh Eggs, 3 dozens $1,00
Kelowna Apricots, 2yo tin, , ,25c
Seeded Raisins, 12 ounces, 3. for .' 25c
Sheriffs Grape Juice, quart  '... ,50c
Canada First Pure Jam, 5 pound pails., 75c
Liquid Veneer, 12 oz. bottle , 35c
Sherriffs Marmalade, 2 pound glass 40c
Veal and Ham loaf, 2 tins  35c
Angelius Olive Oil, % gallon $1.25
Imported Swiss Cheese, per pound 35c
Queen Quality Pickles, 20 oz 25c
Seam Rice, 4 pounds ' 25c
Van Camp's Assorted Soups, 2 tins 25c
Hinds Honey and Almond Cream '. .40c
Lyman's Beef Iron and Wine  50c
Beecham Pills    20c
Zambuk   '. 35c
Nestles Infant Food  40c
Lyman's Talcum Powder, 2 tins 35c
Abbey's Salts, large size 50c
Abbey's Salts, small size 25c
Enos Fruit. Salts   .7. 75c
Putz Silver Polish, per bottle .; 20c
Kelowna Tomatoes, 2 pound tins, 2 for 25c
California Dried Qnion's 6 pounds 25c
California Fresh Cabbage, per pound .' 4c
Royal Crown "Washing Powder ...  20c
Old Dutch Cleanser, 3 tins 25c
See Our Window Display of Men's Summer Underwear, all tlie new 1913 Ideas in Underwear are Shown Here
ing Prices
A well known old timer of Fernie
Is at present on 'ball of $4,000 pending
hearing of charge for breaking and
The,\*montlily tea given by Methodist
Ladies' Aid will be held at the home
ot Mrs. King, Fernie Annex, on Tuesday, July Stli, from three to six o'clock.
At the  Grand, Saturday, July 5th.
Knox Church—Sunday services 11
a.m. and 7.30 p.m. Preacher, Rev. A.
Stuart Martin, B. D., evening subject,
The Fernie team to moot IHalrmoro
on tho New City Park on Saturday,
.July 5th, will-bo Andres; Gregory ami
Shields; Mills, Yates, lloilly (capt.);
A. N. Other, Grant; Garvie, McCon-
nell, ■Mnrcbnnt, reserves, Corrigan and
Drown.   Kick off at <Uf> p.m.
Pat Connolly, llght-hcnvy-welght
champion wrestler of tlio world, is
mulched lo wrestle with Gus Amorl-
cub at llnltlmore on Sept, 1st, :ind
guaranteed $1,!i00 to appear, win or
Ioho. If Put should provo victorious
hei has been promised a match at Van-
couver by Ijniiial Klnnk, Frank notch's
manager, who has written Pat ox.
pressing tho belief that ho ls ono of
tho fow mon from Huropo likely to
glvo Ootch a good match. It should
liu mentioned that It topic Gotch two
hours to got a fall off Ouh Amorloiis,
nnd tho match botwoon Pat and tlio
Amnrlcnn should bo iiitoroHtlng. Hoth
will bo pretty evenly matched' for
Thoro will be now jokes and laughing catch-phrases entering into everyday conversation aftor next Saturday evening whon lrrespresslble Fred
A. Walters and his company o£ 25 in
tho new musical fun-maker, "Tho
Flower of Arizona," which tho Majestic Musical Comedy Company havo
produced on a big scale, comos to tbo
Grand Saturday, July 5th,
Tho spirit of maddest frolic permeates every scene of this production, which comos hore direct from Its
long run in tho east. Ita unconvent-
tonality is said to ho tho strong note
iu its app'oal to an audlonco. "Tho
Flower of Arizona" 1» dOBcribod as
not only a groat play, but it ls a groat
musical piece filled with tuneful
sorigH that start ovoryono humming or whistling, "catchy" molodloH.
Mr. Walters has been surrounded with
a largo company woll choson to fill
the various amusing roles and hIho bus
a groat, madcap choniB choson quite
as much for Its musical superiority
ns for its dancing nullity.
Special train, for Coal Crook at 11.
p. in.
The Struggle in
Northern Colorado
Grand   Theatre
One Night Only
"The Flower of Arizona"
ADMISSION •   $liOO, 7Sc.t and SOc,
Curtain rises at 8.30
Special Train Will Loavo For Coal
Crook at 11 p.m.
(Special to The Ledger)
Tho Northern Colorado coal miners
are now well on the way to their
fourth year of struggle for the right
to hold membership In the United
Mine Workers organization, and that
thoy may demonstrate to tho many
that tlieir intentions aro to continue
in this struggle until this right is recognized, thoy have planned a monster cclobratlon to be hold in,Lafayette, Colorado, August 1st, in which
tho striking minors, their families and
friends from tho entire northern
flold will participate.
President Whito, Vice-President
Ilnyos and the governor of Colorado
are expected to bo the speakers of
tho day. Commltteos from all tho
norlliorn local unions hnvo boon selected to tako chargo of tho parade from
their rospoctlvo camps, as such
pnriido will commence at, Froderlck
from tho east and Marshal from tho
\Yost of tho'Ulstrlct, mooting nt La-
Fnyetto where the celebration will bo
Much Interest Is being dlsplayod by
a largo "number in a competitive contest of compoHlng u strlko song to bo
dedicated to tlio Northern Colorado
Tho duration and blttornoBS of„tlio
struggle seems to lmvo Inspired all
us tho district office is dally receiving Compositions to bo ontorod In tlio
Tho work for tlio strlko bl'oakors
Ib vory poor, many of thorn are not
making expenses; the National Fuel
company which operates four mliiOB
In tho northern field prior to tho strlko
is closed down, throe of thoso rnlnos
and Ih working tho Monarch No. I at
Dnnvor, Colo,, ns to coaso working
tbls property would causo ItB loss, owing to tho condition of the mtnoB,
Tno Hooky Mountain Fuel company,
tlio larger of tho unfair compnnios
In* Vni-tiiorn fnlnrrtdn n on M rm inn In np.
erutfl thoir rnlnos in a half honrted
way, many of thoir strike breakers
leavhfg because of the conditions under which they arc* compelled to livo
nml labor.
It Is orily recently that Tlort Olfford
p.l   ,      ,..,,»      ,.,,.l*.n     **9n«\*tt,,4     nn**,-     In
■■ .. ,      if.....     -.,.....'*.,      '..    i 1,     *.....J
the strike quit his position at the
Simpson mino ot Lafayotto, declaring
that ho w«b bolng driven ns though
ho wero a slnvo nnd tliat the company
could not oxpoot to hold strike breakers unless they accorded thorn better
treatment      •
A largo number of Greeks quit this
min* inst wok nnd when leaving was
imlu'd -why they wore having the*
spokesman said: "Purty soon we
work »H a day tor noflnga, soon a'
tho mine lie ro hack to the union."
Another caso which shows the treatment th« strike breakers receive !«
that ot Sam Combs, who fir nn 'hr.fi-
dent causing a leaking In the fire
hydrant within the bull pen was
charged for damages the sum of
$23.10, and for damaging a stairway
when moving a piano was charged
$13.00; when he asked for his time his
attention was called to the vast sums
of money ho had earned while in the
employ of tho company to which ho
agreed to, asked why it was that each
month after earning such sums none
was loft for himself and family and
not getting a satisfactory answer
drew the small pittance duo him and
left tlie, camp,
Many of thoso men who have acted
as strikebreakers during the past
threo years havo employment In
southern Colorado, and knowing the
conditions of non-union mines from
oxporloco as a strlko broakor, and later as an employee in a field where so
called opon shop exists, ono can rest
assured thnt a vast majority of thoso
men will join the organization whon
glvon tlio opportunity.
Tho old tlmo minors of southern
Colorado can bo heard on ovory hand
protesting against the conditions and
repeatedly asking tho question, 'Whon
is tho United Mino Workers going'to
tnko hold of this flold, nnd from nil
Indications boforo the winter Is ovor
a great change'will overcome that por-
tion of tho Htnto. Many times slnco
the opening branches in that flold
letters hnvo .ronohod the district of-
flee In Denver, Inquiring whoro nnd
how can n minor join tho organization
nnd wo boliovo thnt whon the opon
campaign is put forth, tho organization will grow by leaps and bounds,
nnd n contract bo secured for both
tho north and south and District No.
B bo among the boat organized statod
In tho unltn.
Don't trouble to tnko n correspondence course In physical culture whon
vou cnn pft iim'rtini Hilrie from thn
champion light-heavy weight of tho
world tor *l.oo por month. Look up
(ho A. A. C. (Ingram's) and swo Pat
Connolly; he will prescribe a courso
of physical culture that will only
cost you one dollar—anil for a month.
„ Ah will l*o seen by our advertising
columns, Mrs. Todd la announcing a
genuine removal snlo of hor entire
Htock of ladies furnishings, Kvory line
will bo cloared at, In many cases, loss
than cost. Mrs. Todd assuring us that
It in hor Intention to opon hor now
promlHOH (now In courso of orootloiO
with an entirely 'now stock. It is
hoped ta have tho new establishment
roady by Austin 16th, Tbls wo be-
Hove, is the second sa1o to take place
at Mrs. Todil'n establishment nnd
thorn Is not tho sHghtost doubt that
this sale, like the two pretlous, wil! bo
qui-** nn ."p/iffi fn the frminitif world,
West Virginia's
; Industrial War
(Continued from Page 4)
have actod in a spirit of fairness and
havo honestly endeavored to establish friendly relations botween themselves and their employers; that they
have sought to avoid turmoil, strife1
and strike by earnestly seeking to
reach an amicable agreement for the
mutual bonefit— primarily of themselves nnd secondarily of their employers and tlio public, nnd that they
have signally failed. It is therefore
resolved "that all employees working in and about tho mines in the
New Illver district cease work on tho
first day of July, 1913, and remain
Idle until such time as a satisfactory
agreement is reached between employers and employees, with the,distinct understanding that nny company or companies, that nro now complying with tlio ngrooment sought
or uy that! may comply tnorow.lh
prior to July 1, will not In any way'
be affected by this call."'
Tho Ultimatum
That is tho ultimatum, It Is sign
od by tho officers of tho Now Itivor
district nnd of tho Raleigh county
sub-district, and nprovod by the International bonrd mombers. Signing
for tho tlio Now Hlvor dlBtrlct aro L,
CHogors, prosldont, and M; B.■Coulter, secretary: on behalf of the sub-
district, It. II, Cobb, prosldont, I2d,'
Hollnndfiworth, vlco prosldont, rind S,
.T, Ilalloy, socrotnry,
Tho demands of tho mlnorB nro fow
nnd slmplo*—ami tho minors boliovo
thoy are reasonable and just. Thoy
That thoro   bo   no discrimination
against the men who soo fit to join
the organization they have formed
for mutual protection 'and benefit.
The coal companies mako it their
practice to discharge the men who
affiliate themselves with the United
Mine Workers.
That nine hours and not 10 or 12,
shall constitute a day's labor.   Some
of the miners and day men are said
to exceed thoso'higher figures.
2,000 Pounds to Ton
That 2,000 pounds and not 2,400
or 3,000, shall bo reckoned a ton for
the miner on the tipple as woll as
for tho operator in market.
That a chocluvelghman bo allowed
on ovory ilpplo, so that tho miner
may be credited for the coal ho actually, mines and not for what tho
operator says ls right. At somo of
tho mines it Is tlio syslom to dock
the miner a thousand pounds for a
piece of slnto or "top" found ln his
car, A checlcwoighinan would put a
stop to that,
Two-Weeks Pay
That employes be paid twice a
montlr Instead of once a < month, so
that the men may not bo compelled
to borrow from tliolr employers by
taking "scrip" from tho company
stores. It is1 complained that many
of tho men do not have enough mon
6y "ovor" to run thorn from ono payday to anothor,
That they bo allowed to buy the
necessities of Hfo whoro and from
whom thoy"plenso, and not.compelled
too piirchoflo from tliolr omployorfl, It
Is a tradition In Iho coal flolds that
tbo mail who does not donl llhornlly
nt the company storo stoudB to bo
"fired," while the mnn who deals to
suit tho whim of "tho boss" keeps
himself In dobt to tho company on
throughout tho your.
Guards Mufct Go
And finally that tho Baldwin-Felts
guard system be abolished and not
replaced by the same thing under
anothor name. Tho flfien allege that
the hated guard system is tho prime
cause of all the trouble, The business of the mine guard, while ostensibly that of protecting property
and life, has boen that of preventing
organization by beating up organizers and keeping the minors in subjection to their employors by the uso'
of tho Winchester rifles nnd the
blackjack. The men sny tho guard is*
not noorled for any of thoso purposes.
Thoy point to the unionized coal
fiolds in proof of the assertion that
shootings and slugglngs nro not
nocesnry to tho prbtectlon of' property and tho preservation of good
order. Through 10 years of unionism on Paint Creek ono deputy sheriff enforced the law, and presorvod
the peace, Thon tho operators broke
with the union, tho gunrds enmo, and
troublo began. "■".■'.'.'.,.
Will Be Hard Fought
Tho conflict on Now Hlvor will Indeed bo a stronuous one. Tho operators there nro among tho woalthlost
In tho buslnoss, Their wealth hns
boon piled up' by a system by which
tho minor stands for most of tho
losses and the mine owner banks thn
galiiB, Thoy will spend' many thousands of dollars to protect that system, and tho operators in other fields
will holp them. ' , x     JV
Tho minors aro going Into tho
strlko with'tbo Intention of winning,
Their loaders aro mon of oxporlonco
In the work nt hand, The nntlonnl
tronsury l« nt thoir "command, and '
thoir moro prosperous brothors In tho
organized stntos will contribute to
thoir support until tlio day of victory or ' defeat,—Kanawha Cltlzon,
A Great Spectacular English Feature
Lieut., Ilflso and two women are captured by
Chlnoso pirates and tortured, Imt boforo death
Lieut, HiWw llttlo dog brings help.  Tho Pirates
In thoir rage, attack tlio KinbiiNsy, and bolng ro-
pulsed, thoy flro on tlioBattloslilp. Tlio Captain
orders tho town shelled and completely destroys It,
SEE THE TOWN SHELLED-rMost Realistic and Spectacular
Tho samo company produced "Wont. Roso" and tlm " Hoynl Visit," nnd "The Battle'In tho Cloud*,"
■ " UEMBMBER THEM , Wetl, Hu*i Tltlu Otic.
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