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Industrial Vnity is Strength.
JUL 15 1013   '*)
The Official Organ of District No. 18, U. M. W. of A.
Political Unity is Victory.
No. 47, Vol VI.
$1.00 A YEAR
See Oup Subscription Competition on
Week's Fatalities
in the Pass
Another series of accidents has
to be reported,this week, Hosmer being responsible for two deaths; Bank-
head, two fatalities, „and Coal Creek
adding another to the list.
In every instance roof-falls appear
to have been responsible for these
fatalities, .and It is a remarkable fact
that this is accountable for two-thirds
of the accidents in the mining industry. To the lay man it appears
strange that the government should
not Institute a more rigorous test for
miners working at the face or pillar
drawing. This strikes us as being
quite an important part of rescue
work, and we venture to say'that' if
the Coal Mines' Regulations were a
little more strictly enforced with re-
spget to the examination of roof we
should have considerably fewer fataJI-
ties from caves. ' That thesa accidents
are ln a large measure preventable is
conclusively proved by statistics from
countries where this question receives
more -consideration than it does on
this continent.
On Wednesday evening a foreigner
named Dominic Astorina, employed as
a miner in No. 5 mine, was brought
down from the mine suffering from
injuries to the head and back, sustained by being knocked off the
"bench" with a lump of coal. A
special train was requisitioned to convey the unfortunate man to Hospital
at Fernie, .where he died during the
night. The accident occurred about
8 p.m., and death took place about
"YOtTp.riu We understand that shock
and probably, internal injurie3"w'as the
cause of death. ■ A jury was empaneled ancl met at the undertakers' parlor on- Thursday afternoon, at 4,15.
and the inquest was adjourned lo
meet' at. the' 'Club''on-' Monday,--14tli-
inst. The mines were idle Thursday morning shift in consequence of
the death.
Funeral will leave residenco of Joe
Consolo, Victoria • Avenuo, on Sunday
noxt, at 3 .p.m., and proceed to the
It. C. church, where service will be
hold, and from thence to the cemetery.   ,
the accident came to Hosmer and
visited the scene of disaster.
The funeral took place on Monday
afternoon, and was largely attended
by members of the Local, of which the
deceased were members. A number
of townspeople, and the officials of
the company,, also following the remains to their last resting place.
H. Elmer,' of Michel, who was a
friend of the unfortunate man Pakulis,. was here attending the funeral.
Coroner Wilkes drove down from
Fernie Sunday morning and visited
the scene of accident, and after a jury
had been'impaneled and viewed the
bodies gave an order for burial.
An*inquiry into the deaths of Mike
Pakulis and Harry Pawluk was held
Thursday evening at the old School
House before Coroner Wilkes, and a
jury consisting of Messrs. Kendall,
Fletcher, Bossio, Mills, Ingram, Lind
and Bennett. After hearing all the
evidence the jury returned a verdict
of "Accidental death."    '
BANFF, July 8.—Tuesday night two
brothers, Pete and Steve Andrews
were caught in a cave-In at the Bank-
head mine and before they could be
rescued both young men were suffo-,
cated. Without warning the roof ana
side wall fell on ,the two men, and
their comrades made frantic efforts
to clear the fall and release their imprisoned friends. But despite herculean strivings' they could' not relea_se
the-bodies" in"_time. Efforts were
made at artificial respiration, .but
with no results.
Steve was.only married three months ago, and both brothers are well
known throughout the whole district,
having, worked ln the mine for the
past aix years. ' Steve was about 25
years of age, and Pete two years
are heavily guarded by soldiers. An
attempt to seize the railroad between
Johannesburg and Germiston, was
made during the* night, but failed.
The only newspaper published today
was a four-page sheet issued by the
printers union.
Twelve thousand members of the
trade union marched today at the
funeral of the victims of the riot.
Immense crowds lined the route. The
Rt. Rev. Michael Bolton Furz, lord
bishop of Pretoria, officiated. He
begged the multitudes to return to
their homes peacefully, out of respect for the dead. The' spokesman of
the traders federation made a similar
appeal.    °
"Disperse quietly," he said. "Let
none say we are a disorganized rabble." '
Among the wreaths was one from
•the socialist party inscribed: "In
memory of our martyrs, foully murdered in coal blood by the capitalist
At the end>of the ceremony the
socialises assembled outside the
cemetery and sang, "The Red Flag."
South African Strike to
End   World
LONDON, July 8—It would be a
curious illustration of the unity of the
world under modern conditions if, as
some suggest, the strike ofthe goiu
miners 'on the South African Rand
should bring peace to Europe by cutting off the money supplies, without
which the continuation of the. war
would be impossible.
Nobody doubts that the shuttings
down of the Rand Mines would have a
grave effect upon the general monetary situation, though those most
skilled in the intricacies of currency
and credit are least inclined to prophesy what from these effects would
Mine workers are requested to stay away from Vancouver Island as the strike is
not yet settled.
Thousands    in    Chicago    Forced
Walk to Their Work
CHICAGO, July 7.—The full force of
the strike of the employees of the
County Traction Company, with surface in and * about, the northern and
western suburbs of Chicago, was felt: STRIKE SETTLEMENT
Plunges Into Pool
Tho thickets on all sides were thoroughly searched.   Perrine,   however,
bad plunged into a pool beneath an
old mill wheel In the woods.
Submerging himself to his neck bo
held his position and escaped observation for two hours, the coldness of
the water finally forcing him to emerge.
He was seen almost at once aud
captured, offering no resistence. The
money, except the rolls of silver
which he had lost, was taken from
his pockets, and he was lodged in
gaol at Oregon City.   n
He declined to talk, further than to
say that he was penniless and had to
have money, and so had committed
the robbery.
today when business was resumed
after the holidays, which began with
the Fourth. Not a street-car was running. The vehicles available were too
few to 'help much and thousands
walked to their places of business or
the stations of the steam railroads and
the elevated.
Men  Divide   Into .Three  Armies
Walk tb. Capital to Attend
Crawls for    Ten    Hours    to    Lonely
Bunkhouse—Attempted Murder on
Receiving Short Reply
A distressing accident which resulted In M. Pakulis and Harry Pawluk losing their lives occurred nt the
mine on Saturday last sometlmo between the 'hours of 1 nnd 2 p.m.
Tho unfortunate mon wero ongagod
1n pillar work In . Chnto, B Level.
when a big slip of coal smothered
IJiom. The men wore busy timbering when tho flro boas made his round
aboil* 1 p.m., but a minor fr&m a nearby working placo, having occyjlon
to. visit tho deceased's ,plnce, dlscov-
ored the accident and immediately
gavo an alarm. Willing hands wero
soon at Work, but they were beyond
all aid whon found,
Doth men had only been working
In Hosmor about a month. Pakulis,
who loaves a widow arid throo child-
ron ln Germany to mourn tho loss of
the bread winner, being well .known
known ln Mlchol nnd Corbin. Pawluk, UIb liolpur, enmo to Hosmor from
Calgary, whove no baa a .brother residing,
Inspector WilUnmi, on learning of
CALGARY, July 7.—Representatives of an English syndicate, which
purchased a large tract of coal land
near Canmoro, are ln Calgary, making preparations for the development
of their property. ,Thoy have taken
over about 8,000 acres of land at a
price said to be in the neighborhood
of $2,000,000, will build a railroad
spur ono and one-hair miles long, and
expect, to bo marketing .their coal in
Calgary by October.—Lethbridge
Home Rule Act to Come Into Operation After Next Elections—John
Redmond First Premier
LONDON, July 7.—Forty thousand
Midland strikers commenced yesterday a march on London. The demonstrators set out from the historic bull
ring in Birmingham, with England's
sea darling, Admiral Nelson, looking
on from a commanding statute of
The men woro divided into three
contingents, and two thousand strikers gathered,to cheer as the word to
march was given. One of the bodies
goes through Coventry, and the other
through Warwick, and all three will
Join forces at Bamet, and march Into
the metropolis, tliolr objective point
bolng Trafalgar square and tho Nelson column.
LONDON, July 0,—It has been decided to aBk tho King ancl (Jucon to
open the first Irish parliament In Dublin. Tho Homo Rule'bill, which passed Its third roadlng In the houso of
commons on Monday, ls now In soino
thing llko Its final form. In a forecast of the [irocedurd as rogirdu ths
institution of Homo Rule, tho Dnlly
News snyis:
"On tho net becoming opr.iitivo It la
understood tho King will be advised
to send for John Redmond, who will
bo asked to form a government."
CALGARY, Alta., July 6.—Jack
Wilson, son of Thomas Wilson, the
famous Banff guide, is in the Banff
hospital wounds' with two bullet
wounds in his breast and a gash In
his throat-as the result of an encounter with bandits on a lonely road in
After the shooting the bandits threw
the, unconscious man in the bush, covered the inert body over with leaves
and got away. The mounted police
are scouring the country and several
arests have been made.   ( , ,\
■ Young'Wikon mot'Msi'e highwaymen,
some miles from his. camp-In the early
evening of Friday. One of tne men
asked him where he was going. Wilson replied that where he was going
was his own business. An instant
later two shots rang out, Wilson lost
consciousness, and when he recovered
on Saturday evening he found himself covered with leaves at the side of
tho road, whore he had evidently been
put by the bandits under the impression that they had killed him. Stiff
and sore from his wounds, he managed lo make his way to his camp, crawling several miles of the way. In his
woakened condition the trip took 10
hours. Almost dead, he crawled into
his bunk, whoro consciousness left
him again and whore he was found
some hours later by his friends and
taken to the Banff Hospital. He is in
a vory serious condition, but it is believed he will recover.
The strike of the 8,000 garment
workers employed by the "Great t
Six," Now York, who struck Monday
morning because of anti-union . discrimination, was settled recently at a
conference between the union officials
and the heads of the firms involved.
For a time the strike threatened to
tie up the entire clothing industry,
J. H. Lavner, secretary of District
Council No. 1, United Garment Workers, said last night: "I consider this
the greatest ef all victories, for it has
shown us the value of concerted action along industrial lines. It has
taught the manufacturers that they
cannot do what they like with the
workers. It has shown them that the
workers are to be treated as an organization and not as individuals."J
The conference was held at the
Samuel Rosenthal Company, 53 avenue, which controls five other large
Board of Trade After
the Real Estate Bug
Girl  Operators Ignore Blandishments
of  Company—Trouble  Costing
' Bell People $1,800 a Day
The Fernie Board of Trade have
camped on the trail of the bum real
estate peddler who is so busy hawking get-rich-quick schemes among
the workers of the town and Pass generally.
A meeting was held last Friday
night, and again on Thursday night
of this week. Practically all the
tradesmen of the town were present,
and the legal fraternity graced the
meeting wiih their presence.
On both occasions some real solid
common sense talk was indulged in
and if the "bug' who at present is
so busy looking for suckers does not
get wise and beat it he will find himself right up against a stiff proposition.
■Many opinions were heard and a
number of instances related of how
people in the town had been .sold
"gold bricks" in the shape of worthless real estate. That the matter, is
serious both to the tradesmen and the
worker must be apparent to all, ancl
we must congratulate the Board of
Trade on the energetic action they
have taken.
As will be gathered from the following notice, it is the intention of the
Board of trade to open a publicity office, station a capable publicity man
therein and make same a bureau of
information for would-be purchasers
of real estatp. Here the individual
who wishes to get rich quick will be
advised as to whether any of the
real  (?)   estate he has tied onto is
worth. 50c.
in the dollar or five.
Railway Porter Took the    Egg
Wat Arrested
The Labor Trouble
in South Africa
LONDON, July 0.—Tho untimely
laying of an ogg by a hen In a crnto
caused a strike at the Northeastern
Railway station sheds today. A
.porter In moving a erate containing
livo lions notlcod that ono ot tho birds
lud laid an egg. Slipping his hum!
through tho bars of tho crate ho took
the ogg out and placod It on his barrow for safoty, Tho portor was Immediately arrostod by a railway do-
tootlvo, who took him and tho egg to
tlio railway pollco station, Within a
fow minutes all tho railway staff on
duty consod work, until the district
Biipovlntondont, bolng Informed of tho
Incldont, ordered tho man's reloaflo,
Tho stnff tlion roturnod to work, but
tho officials aro still considering tho
fata of tho ogg, which, for tlio prosont,
remains in the superintendent's offlco,
Was Eluding Posse   by   Submerging
Himself Under MIII Wheel, But
Coldness of Water Drove Him Out
ST. LOUIS, July 8,—The strike of
the telephone operators in eleven of
the exchanges of the Bell Telephone
Company here, and one in East St.
Louis, which began about two weeks
ago, continues to> grow.; Tho Company has taken to employing thugs
who, assisted by, the police, are doing all in their power to force tho
girls back Into their exchanges.
It is estimated that tho strike is
costing the Bell people $1,800 a day.
The strikers, who are mombers of
the International Electrical Workers'
Union,'are receiving a weekly strlko
benefit each of $5.
Geeking to Induce the girls to return, the company officials have sont
circular lottors to tliolr homes assuring them of pensions and sick benefits. Theso lottors have fallod of thoir
hoped for result and the strikers aro
as determined as ovor upon tho recognition of tliolr union.
The Board of Trade of Fernie has
found out that there are a great many
real estate men selling Saskatchewan and Alberta sub-division- lots in
and around Fernie which in many
cases are absolutely worthless and the
man who buys is throwing away his
money in most cases.
The Board consider that most of
these people are being swindled and
cheated, and that as a consequence
tho City of Fornle and the district
generally are suffering, They have,
therefore, decided to open an information bureau on Victoria Avenue, noxt
to P. Burns and Company's store, and
anybody who wants any information
before buying can apply at tho offico
from 11 o'clock in the morning to 10
o'clock at night. Anybody who has
already bought any lots, and is dissatisfied or ln doubt about values, is
Invited to call at once at tho office.
All information is absolutely free.
It Is intended to print tho abovo
ln tho various languages, and publish
samo by posting In prominent places
and through tho pross.
This should have a very wholesome
orfoct, and thoro Is no doubt that
when those gentry find that I hey can
no longer gull the foreign-speaking
workor, who at prosent Booms tb on-
gago a great deal of their attention,
tbey will try anothor "pitch" for tliolr
gu/v, ■- aBSiSt?r.t postal Inspector,
snowed that complaints had been
made from Diamond City post office
ti thp effect that throe \ aluable registered letters si-.':: i.-om that of?»o
on June 123rd last, had not reacuod
tlieir destination. One contaiued
.s 000 which tho poHtm-.str r at D .,-
mond City was sending to deposit at
Calgary. Another contained $300.
cash, and the third $45, cash. On his
way to Diamond City to investigate,
he saw the accused on the train at
Lethbridge and he told him tho bag
was securely locked when he reached
it that night. Coming to Medicine
Hat on July 4th, Mr, Humphries got
a search warrant, and with Constable
Campbell, of the city police force,
got accused at the Royal hotel, and
asked him to come along. Pope took
off his overalls and deposited them
and his grip in the lumber room bf
the hotel. They went lo Pope's new
lodgings f) on Broemar street, where
the search and arrest were made as
described by Campbell in the forenoon. They returned to the hotel andp
found cheques, money and envelopes
in Pope's effects. Humphries identified the envelopes as the regular covers used for registered mail, and also recognized the signature of Postmaster C. J. Wyatt, of Diamond
City on the official deposit slip for
tho missing $1,000 which slip was
found in Pope's grip with the envelopes. ' Witness told of the interview
with Pope in the cells in which he
but Magistrate Kealy refused to admit the evidence. He considered,
deuce to send Pope up for trial.
The International oCal and Coke
Co,, Ltd., one of the largest'corpora-
lions operating In the Crow'-. Nest
Pass has just Issued the following to
tho directors and stockholders relative to the operating department for
the month of June, _ It is Interesting
and hard to beat Tons of coal mined, 36,000; tons of coko produced,
5,300; men employed,' 575.
Union of Workers to be Revolutionary
Party—Mnny Minors Refuse Settle*
Ment—-Attempts to Dynamite Rand
Club Feared—Funeral of Victims.
JOHANNBSnuua, July 7,—Mnny of
tlio minors refuso to work. At n
mooting hold In Union Park this nf-
tornoon militant lenders dollvoved
flory spoochOH to the 3,000 assomblad,
una i\ resolution declaring that tho
ulilliu wan Ml] oil mil. comU'iuiiUin
tho strlko Icnilors wos carried. Ono
of tho chlof sponkom announced tlio
organization of a now union of South
Africa workors which, ho snid, would
be a revolutionary party.
Kfforts nro now ' bolng mndo at
ttrnamfontoln to bring out tho railway
workors. A dlsputo is on ovor tlio
actual terms of sottlotnont which flen.
Ilothn, tho ox-promlor, and Gen,
Smuti, minister of rnlnos, mado with
tho unions.  The unionists assort that
giving tho Improsfllon that ho fnvorod
Tho mino owners say that tho Btrlko
loaders nro attempting to show that
thoy conducted a bottor bargain than
thoy did, In ordor to strongthon thorn-
solves with tho mon.
Dead Are Burled
■ JOIIANNBSDUno, South Africa,
July (i,—At ii mooting hold in Union
Viirli l-bls {ilU'i'iioou mlUlaui, Ui**Ji.{-u
dollvorod flory speeches to tho throo
thousand nsombled and a resolution
declaring that the strlko was still
on and condemning tho strlko lond*
Inct thn strlko leaders wns rnrrlod,
Ono of tho chlof speakers announced tho organization of a now union
of South Afrloan workers, which ,ho
said, would bo n revolutionary party.
Efforts nro now'being mndo at.
nraamfontoln to bring out (bo rail-
wny workers.  A dlsputo la on over
Socialist   Deputies   Present   730,000
Signatures Against Army Service Bill
thoy, Insisted tho government provide I tlio actual terms of settlement, which
for tlio minors whoso places woro tak- ~          -■■ -     *-- --- "—
en by strike-broakors until new plneos
should bo found for thorn; that Generals Botha and Smute agreed to this,
but thought It Inadvisable to put It
Into writing, and also tbo loaders
claimed amnesty for Iho rioters, den*.
Botha replying that that was a matter for tho department of Justice but
Don. Botha, tbo ox-promlnr, nnd flon
Hmpts, minister ot mines, made with
tho unions.,
Attempts to dynamite tbo Hand
Club nnd other buildings nro fonrod,
Tho club Is barricaded and dosort-
ed, except for armed members, who
patrol the prom hint tiny mil rtinbt.
PAWS, ituly 0,—An extraordinary
scono was witnessed in tho Chamber
of *r>nnntlOH todnv. Whilo tho debate was Jn progress tho, Houso wnB
muouiiifoil by thu entrance of a loan
fllo of deputies, bearing an enormous
package. Homo carried thoir bur-
dons on thoir shoulders, somo on thoir
heads and somo staggered bononth tho
Weight     tit    ttl't*    I tl*\ itt.        Tbn    ttttn    n ,T
vancod to the President's chair, nud j
tho bundles woro carefully deposited1
In front and around it, until tho
Prosldont wnB completely hlildon from
vlow. His voice, however, could bo
hoard calling to tho ushers to remove
thn ritmpnrt. The l|n/» of boaroM
consisted of tho Socialist deputies,
who wnro presenting a petition
against tho three years' nrmy sorvlco
bill, which contained 730,000 signatures,
PORTLAND, Ore,, July 7.—Virgil
Porrlno, 20 years old, who says he
came hore rocunlly from St. Louis,
robbod tho First Stato Bank at Mil-
wnnkoo, Oro., six mllos south of Port>
land, this afternoon, by holding up
tho cn^blor and his assistant. Ho escaped with his loot, about $-100, nnd
later was captured by a posso nftor
ho had stood submerged to his neck
In a crook fpr two* bourn ■■In hopo of
eluding ...detectives. The .mbnoy wns
Porrlno ontorod tho bnnk alono nnd
unmaskod at 1 o'clock. Mr. A. II,
Kawlors, assistant cashier, stood nt
tho cash wlokot, whilo Mr. A. * L,
IlolHtond, cashier, sat n llttlo buck,
eating his lunchooii from a brisket,
Porrlno was tinned with a revolver,
forcing botli to Btnnd together wiih
arms upstrcteliod, whilo with ono
hand hn placed tlio rolls of coin from
thn nnnrost troy In IiIh pookot. Then,
still keeping tho bank men covorod,
}\n linnVntl not (bn front ilnriv nml flert
Pursuit Is Spectacular
The pursuit was most spectacular,
Sheriff Mass of Clackamas County and
Sheriff Wood of Multnomah w*no notified by telephone nnd arrived with
posflos almost simultaneously,   Chief
ceded thorn In tho chaso.
Cashier Holstikd fired several shots
from a riflo nt tho fleeing rojibor, and
Inter whon ho wns bard pressed by the
posse undor tho deputy sheriff,
Tom Kelly of Milwaukee, Porrlno
turned quickly nnd fired two nhnt\ at
his pursuers, none of the shots taking
of foci.
As tbo robber ran several rolls of
Bltvor dolltirs foil from bis pockets.
He mndo for n dense wood nearby,
and followed by sbots from rifles nnd
revolvers of ■pnRSPinnn, plungod'ln the
was   surrounded,   and
Tho following Interesting cutting,
cullotl from an old country weekly,
has boon forwarded ub from tho
"rticcarton, Kllmnrnock, Ayrshire,
Socthmd, Juno 14, 1013:
"To D. McKonzio, Socrotnry 11. M, W.
of A„ Ladysmltli—
"Dear Sir,—-At a great mass mooting held horo, addressed by Mr. Hobt,
Smilllo, Prosldont of tho British Minors' Fodorntlon, a resolution wiih
drawn up and unanimously passed,
Mr, Smilllo, tho niovor of tho roBolu-
tion, wishes mo to Inform you that
you cnn mnkw whatever uso of the uv
solution you chooso. WIhIiIiik you
ovory success ln your struggle,
"yours fraternally,
AKont Ayr»lilrfl Minors' Union.
Resolution dr.iwn up and passed unanimously nt a masB mooting of tho
Ayrshire minors J-Uli Juno, llllit,
Movod by Mr, Robert Smilllo, Prosldont. of thn British Minors' Fodorntlon, seconded by Halllo Tom MeKo'r-
rill, ngont Ayrshire jOlnors' Union,
that tho body sends Its KrootlnKH to
ItH brothers of tlio U. M. W. of A.,
who nro wnulnir n mn difficult tM\t
for tho .principles of trade unionism"
iu UntMi uiiuiuim-.,, »tni wind tiiein
ovory microtis.
"It in further k'liriu'd with rogret
that several men from'thin country
aro   'black-IeggiiiK'   and   iliHicradiiK
tliolr ncmW-il  tn  11,-it  W-,1**''.        It  ,o
hoped that thoso men will rliuugo
thoir names and deny their nationality, for wo can assure them tlint if
ovor thoy return to tbls district they
\ylll bo treated ns outcast* nnd traitors of thoir class; nnd will not bo re-
eriffnlwd by people who formorlv
Jiimw thorn."
Mall Clerk Pope Committed for Trial
—One Haul was for $1,000
MEDICINE HAT, July 7.—John 8,
Pope, chief clerk-on tho Crow's Nest
lino, was sent up for trial for robbing mails on tho train. Evidence
glvon  by  Thos Humphries," of Cub
Workers Vote Unanimously To First
Submit Demands to Bosses
PHILADELPHIA,    July    8.— Four
thousand   members   of   tho   United
Cloak Makers' Union of this city packed to tlio very doors tonight tho Aca-
domy of Music, at Broad and Locust
streets, and demanded that a Btrlko
bo callod lmmodintoly   in   tho local-
making Industry.   Tbe   strlko   voto,
which was bolng cast for somo tlmo,
wns announced as unanimous, and it
was greeted with prolonged nnd enthusiastic cheers from tho nudloncc,
Beforo tho strike order is issued, however, the demands'of tbo union will
bo submitted to the bosses.
, Thtf work of orgnnimiioii carried on
by tho union for the past month has
beon remarkably effective,   and   at,,,
least 00 per cent of tbo workers in tho
Industry  hnvo  boon enlisted  in tho
union ranks.    Wielding a powor bo
formidable, tho workers are (insured
ot success In advance.
Widow Wins in
the Culshaw Case
A 17-Jowolod wntch and chain: $ti
in gold; pear) tie pin; or a bandsomo' wood, which
■„9-...,, . «,    .,.,,.     ,      .['"fr    Vrt" r.in fldcurc one of .itewUttcU'of d;*. v.mtt-: were Imrlttd tuto
Tho residences of tbo mine worlcora' from us-jMt havo a try. tbo brush In hope of dislodging bim.
8peelal'Weath«r    Does   not "Relieve
Company   From    Liability   for
Damages from  Snowslide
VANCOUVER, TI.C, July 0,-Altyh*
ing tbo di>o|HToii of the Kernbi county
judge In CuJs'baw vh. Crown Nest 1'asn
Coal Company nnd. remitting tlm,cane
,    i.       .,.)*)        ■ ■    *■      '
,.,..,       ,.,,,      .... ,,,.4,.t,\J, »...,       ,,..**-    .,,,,..',       ,i.l
find fw *ho nppnllnnt. .Ih'.h,-.,-. vviV-hv
"If thn arbitrator \n\t\ mado n
stnilMht finding that the doccuHod wiih
not specifically affected by
Ills employment hy the iilmertnnl
wcuijier occasioning tbo t.wr.-.*iiiiie
tlint would bo. I think, n flmllms: of
fact with which I could not interfere.
Iio bus found that tho causn of the
necident, wns a snowslldo, nnd tlmt.
hnd It be<>ti ocniHlonort by normal
causes applicant Hhould succeed. Me
■Cwiilrt only t»i)<'.■<■,•.i. 1 un;,. it, bet'iiUiii-
bo would bo special!v .iffeete.l by rea.
:'.ou uf hiii iiiiiiiiu.. er. u* * Ui.tl m, **%■
flrxt I remit the onco stated to the
arbitrator with directions to find for
Men Who Heldup Two Bank Clerkp
1*1,191 i*uti,*t-'. • .<iii <<ou i uun dn*
fuyc rm ?.•'* ■"■prorir.M? Unlrn IV/
Get Away
"When a man svwfcii <»i«rii;ne be posed to exfrjj hazard, bw-uuso ho wim
usually gets pntid for overtime. Some at work whore hv wa* How thnt po-
men get tlmo and a half or mn tsition of affairs can hi* altered by a
(lo.'blo timo for overtime.     W-.>u a snowslide being caused by abnormal
conditions of weather 1 fail to m-t*.
since tho governing factor in special
woman works overtime nlie »Mn u
pain In her back, cramps in bt r limbs,
acUit Ui hot \itiu*\, wrinkieti In »>", i***.u
and a gwrnble from hubby,"
uftkttwur*, whkh  wouifl he nn operative in the second Instance ai In the
NAXA1MU, Ii. 0„ July a.—Tbo mm-
reason of j poets In ■connection with the Cumberland Hank holdup Frldny afternoon,
ulo'ii iwo H(i.\ai Hank eieik.H wero
robbed, mado their encnjw from thn
!S[i!t opposite Union Hay, on which
tbey llitid taken refuge,
Although surrounded by a strong
cordon of watchers, the men woro not
In MlKht when daylight appeared on
us,;,*r.r,iy imiMiiint.
Tliey bad evidently a motor boat
>,ooon-il i>n tin* tinlt ?>i(ict nt the spit
nnd Immediately took to it aud quietly pit nm for the Mainland, leaving
mo trnc*es  whatever.
I'roio all reports tho bobltips wero
expert* wl bands. It Is Mid tb.*it
they even took n win nit-nv trr-m ont*
of tho clerks*, There art; uo traces of
thorn. PAGE TWO
Interesting News
from the Island
Synopsis of Speech by the Rev. J. H. Howe, First
Baptist Church, Nanaimo, B. C. to Local
U. M. W. of A., on fime 21, 1913
(Special to District ledger)
Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen: Permit me in tho first place to
express, my pleasure in being asked
to address you at this time of test and
trial. 1 am going to address you on
the subject of "The religion of revolt." it is obvious to the most superficial student of tho times tbat tho
most significant fact in the world of
men today is a certain temper of
spirit and thought, and of action,
that could only be defined as revolt.
This temper possesses tlie entire labor
world. It is their religion, for revolt
is religion. That is a phase ot religion not often dealt with.
In fact, the first thing evidenced in
a really christian man is revolt. He-
volt against individual sin; revolt
against organized sin, whether it be
in the private domain of a man's life,
or organized social sins.
Christianity is revolutionary. The
prophets of the old testament were all
revolutionists. Micah, a yoeman
farmer, headed a revolt of the crofters of Palestine against tbe combined powers of capitalism and priestcraft. Jerusalem, where these oppressors of the poor dwelt, was not a most
luxurious and licentious city. Micah
denounced the debaucheries of the
rich and the infamous alliance of the
priests. Capitalism had absorbed
even the priesthood of the country.
The priests were present, and even
acquiesced in, some of the most awful lusltful practices. Micah aroused
the people and the unholy alliance
was for a time dissolved. But capitalism in its spirit is ever the same and
the modern church has succumbed to
Its influence.
■Too many of our modem preachers
are alienated from the workers and
unblushingly ally themselves with
despotic capitalism. Mlchah, if he
were here today, would,unhesitatingly
head a revolt. The apostles would
raise their voices in the streets and
denounce the oppressors, whether
priest or capitalist.
I said, christanity is revolutionary.
He, Himself declared that He came
not to bring peace, but a sword. He
was in revolt against organized and
ever legalised sin. He came. to es-
~tsbiinr"a~fsvoiut"it5Miy_Hociety; He"
denounced the oppressors of the poor
ancl  fiercely  rebuked the priests in
league with them. Of course, He was
crucified. They would unhesitatingly
do the same today with your leaders.
But there is a force in the world
which Christianity has produced which
cannot be overthrown. It is that personal sense of, consciousness, which
causes the spirit of revolt so manifest
today. The sense of individual worth
is now so strong that men refuse to
be coerced as hitherto. The universal
revolution is a demand for personal
and cooporate recognition. To obtain
that recognition tbe workers have to
combine. Without combination they
are helpless. Society is conservative,
Capitalism is despotic. Human lifo
unimportant.    Profits essential.
Tho class consciousness of labor has
grown tremendously. It demands
adequate recognition. Tbat class consciousness is expressed in Trades
Unionisms. It ls its organized expression. All'thinking men will agree that
the present commercial code is immoral; that it places in the hands of
the capitalistic class a power absolute
and oppressive. To protect themselves, the workers of the world have
to organize. Every organization is an
evidence of the spirit of revolt. In
this spirit of revolt we see the master
mind of the Christ whose spirit still
travailleth amongst the poor and oppressed. His principles are bearing
fruit. His kingdom is gradually extended.    t >
"How and Why?" These questions are answered by the presence
of the spirit of revolt. It is of His
spirit. Unionism is brotherhood, . It
is the weapon of brotherhood. It
spells security and defence. It is revolt's legitimate form of expression.
It is Ithe worker's weapon of defence.
What other weapon can workers possess and -employ? None whatever.
Revolt has always an objective point.
The trades union objective point is
the same as Mlcab's. When Micah
spoke to the crofters of Palestine ne
painted a pioture of industrial happiness and freedom. <'In that day every
man shall sit under his vine and under
his fig tree and none shall make
them afraid." That is what the trades
unionists of the world are fighting
for: the right to live, and the right
to live rightly, not in bondage5—not
in a stato of fear, but in the fulness
nt  ortrtnr,r*t'\r   cnpiirlty
make them afraid," let that be our
watchword.   Then oppression will be
sternly fought and the  days of despotism, absolute capitalistic control,
will pass away.   No cruel discrimination then.   I know    personally,   Mr.
Richardson,   who  was   compelled   to
leave this country for no other crime
than that of being a unionist.   I know
the story of his cruel, forced return
to England.   He was a magnificient
man,  an   earnest,    manly    christian,
well-read, with a character unexcil-
ed in this province, in my opinion. Yet,
ececncmically speaking,  he    -a as    a
doomed man, for work   was   denied
him and, turn where he would, tbe
octopus of discrimination caught him.
If such a man as Richardson should
have such treatment as that meted
out to him, what chance have you.   I
don't want to appeal to any class prejudice but I want to warn you to be
careful, lest your enemies may succeed in their plan, viz., that of causing a division among you.    If ithey
succeeded, you would betray the labor of  the  world.    Remember your
watchword:  "And none   shall, make
them afraid."
Farringtofi Explains
Men's Position
What is said to be the largest verdict ever given in a ipersonal injury
caso in the United States circuit court
was handed down by Judge Chalfield
in New York last week'when Stanis-
law Yensavage, a miner, was awarded
§37,500 for injuries suffered while in
the employ of the Lehigh Coal Company at Shenandoah, Pa.
On June 10, 1911, Yensavage was
working as a helper in tbe company's
mines. While carrying percussion
caps his oil lamp' ignited one. An explosion followed causing the loss of
both eyes, his right arm and all but
the index finger and -thumb on his
left hand. He was in the hospital five
months. He sued for $50,000. The
jury was out three minutes.
Unionists aim at attaining   a   goal,
that goal, security.   "And none shall
..'->?J. V-'"*<,.,'**t^\»_1_itVjr     •     ,*.      .        '*■
'iM-iivf   '\
■*>*^fi»*jHS**,f-Nr.,%>».^   ?s
■Topsy," from "Uncle Tom's Cabin.'
Can the employer who proclaims the
right to run his business without interference, because it is bis  money
that is invested, do so without tbe labor power invested in the business by
his workmen?     If both-capital and
labor are essential to. the successful
operation of industry, and the employer has a right to protect his investment, has anyone a legal or a moral
right to deny to the workers the privilege of having a party in determining under what conditions their investment shall be made and how it   shall
be protected?     Should the workers
who contribute their lives to, and who
invest   their brains   and  brawn  and
blood in the industrial development of
a nation, be compelled to accept without question the terms of employment
offered by their employers?      If labor power is indispensable to industrial activity, has the employer an indisputable license to choke the arteries of trade, cripple Industry, create
business depression and to bring poverty, hunger and want to the homes of
defenseless men, women and children
because  of  his  arrogant   refusal  to
hear and remedy   the just complaints
of the workers; and can the employer
who is guilty of such demoralization
because of his insolent defiance of the
laws of common justice, rightfully lay
claim to public approval for his action?     Does not the Western    Fuel
Company, which is a combination of
American capitalists engaged in operating a mine on    Vancouver Island,
and who recognize   no   geographical
boundary lines in the sale  of their
coal, the president of which is an American  citizen,  and  the  officers    of
which are under indictment of swindling the American Government out of
$450,000, occupy a rather singular and
ridiculous position when it cries "foreign union" in horrified and fear-inspiring tones to discredit, and shake
off an American labor union which has
crossed the boundary line to protect
its workmen against unchecked greed,
and is not one who gives impetus to
the cry either a knave, a dupe or a
dolt?     These are fundamental questions that should be considered    by
that element who have been drivelling about "foreign unions" and "foreign agitators,' and who now supporting the Vancouver Island mine owners
in their policy of "nothing   to   arbitrate."
Cruel experience is gradually forcing the workers to realize that, without
combination they are wretclledly helpless and utterly incapable of coping
with the mighty powers of wealth.
of the support of his fellow^yorkers
occupies the same relative position as
a ship without a crew. Without a
crew to direct its course tbe most perfectly constructed ship must sail the
seas at random, buffeted about at the
mercy of the storm and sea, a helpless
and hopeless derelict, dependent upon
some ohance consort for guidance to
a haven of refuge. Without an organization to protect 4his rights the
most proficient workman must trust
entirely upon the shifting judgment
and generosity of his employer, whether that employer be good or bad. His
wages can be reduced and his conditions of employment degraded without warrant or reason, if the caprice
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 following rates:
$5 and under    3 centa
Over    5 and not exceeding $10    6
"     10      " " 30 10
"     SO      '* ■    «       ■    50 15
should be made by means of onr SPECIAL FOREIGN DRAFTS and MONEY
ORDERS.   Issaed without delay at reasonable rates.
L. A. S.  DACK,  Manager. FERNIE  BRANCH
of his employer so decides. Though
faithful to his task he knows not'when
he will be cast off, and, notwithstanding poverty enters bis home, because
of his idleness, be has no grant to
atk the reason why. Stripped of tbe
dignity and right of bargaining for the
sale of his only commodity, be must
accept without debate the compensation offered for his labor and the conditions under which he must work.
The fact that he has tbe privilege of
refusing the terms offered for bis ser-
vlces and can go elsewhere does not
alter his status. Go where he will
he is confronted with the same conditions, so that in the end he must inevitably depend upon charity, steal,
starve or surrender completely to the
whim of his employer. 'Manacled with
with indissoluble fetters to the will of
fetters to the will of his master, without a court of appeal, and no avenue io
redress open, he is indeed, a helpless
and a hopeles derelict on the turbulent
sea of modern industry.
The helplessness of'labor disorganized is amply demonstrated in the
case of the men employed by the
Western Fuel Company previous ' to
the present strike. This company
claim to have had what it terms a
joint working agreement with ite employees. Joint agreement! Ye gods,
what irony! Was it ar. agreement ov
only a cunningly devised instrument
of compulsion. To create an agreement all parties thereto must volunteer to agree. Did the men volunteer
to agree, or were they compelled to
accept the terms of an instrument of
force?    What arc the facts?
The men selected a committee of
five to negotiate an agreement with
the company. . The general manager
of the company drew up the so-called
agreement and presented it to the
committee, two of whom refused to
accept its terms. The committee in
turn presented it to the men. The
committee failed to secure any modification of the general manager's origin-
again presented to tbe men as a whole
for ratification.     However, the gen-
Imperial Bank of Canada
Capital Subscribed
Reserve Fund S...
6,000,000        Capital Paid Up
6,770,000       Total Assets ....
■ 6,770,000
D. R, WILKIE, President HON. ROBT JAFFRAY, Vlce-Prei.
Arrowhead, Cranbrook, Fernie, Golden, Kamloops, Michel, Moyie, Nelson.
Revelstoke, Vancouver and Victoria.
Interest allowed on deposits at current rate from date of deposit.
Cemetery Notice
Persons "wishing their lots in Cemetery kept in
good condition for the season, at a reasonable
charge, can make arrangements with the undersigned.
Funeral Directors
eral manager had very carefully written into his would-be agreement a
provision whereby anyone accepting
employment from the company must
also become a party to bis agreement.
To accept employment meant to be
made an involuntary party to an ex
■parte instrument. The men were disorganized, they had no voice, no
choice, no escape. The general1 manager knew his advantage and slood
pat. The men had no saving iorce
behind them, no court of appeal was
opon, all the avevue? to redrese were
closed to them, and tliey were compelled to work and thereby they became
ment—but the helpless victims of a
cunningly devised and inequitable in
strument of compulsion. • Beoause of
their failure to join bands with their
fellow-workmers for the common good
of all, the men were manacled to t\j
will of their master.
Moreover, not even the terms of this
instrument, which was never acceptable, have been granted to the men.
The company have shown a wantoa
disregard for its provisions, the men
have been ruthlessly discriminated
against, fleced and mistreated, and
the general manager's boasted era of
industrial peace was noi-more than a
period of helpless silence, which silence was broken at the first offer of
Workers of America.
S Sale
Now On And 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   Trim- 1 Coats, Costumesy Skirts
• . ■ " „  ■
mm£s Ladies' and Children's Wash
Blouses. Middies. Neckwear Goods
Ladies' & Childrerts Hosiery | Veiling. Gloves, &c.
Everything Must be Cleared for new premises and new stock.      positively no goods are returnable during the sale
This is a Positively Genuine Cut Price Sale
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Too many of us OVERLOOK health
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We grow careless aiout tho MINOR
ills* of life and rarely experience the
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Tho average man,or -woman cannot
conscientiously say that he or she
feels FIT and WELL, every day in
the year. Modern methods of living
are against good health—and render
us peculiarly susceptible to Indigestion, Dyspepsia, and Biliousness.
'.i \
Our stomachs aro always bothering
us. We grow accustomed to feeling
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",, Hut there IS a cure for this wretched feeling. Take 15 drops of Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup. This
great English remedy brings QUICK
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.It restores tho digestive organs to
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Get Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup.
Tako it regularly—then note the improvement in your'health.
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Liquors and Cigars
••    Nowhere in the Pass can be
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Eggs, Fish, "Imperator Hams
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Great Northern
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Leaves Fernie for South at 12.43 p.m.
Dailj1, 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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I ■
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Ladies' Fancy Garments a Specialty.   Feathers,
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i Jro
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e ! It is the
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By Victor L. Berger
The most formidable obstacle in the
way of further progress and especially
in the propaganda of Socialism—is not
that men are insufficiently versed in
political economy or lacking in intelligence. It is that people are with
out   hope.
Popular effort has so, often been
thwarted hy selfish cunning—great
moral enthusiasm lias so often been
dissipated by the suspicious organization of the ruling classes that men
have lost heart.
Despair is the ehief opponent 'of
Our greatest need is hope.
The majority of our fellow workers know of public measures , that
would be beneficent—if an upward
stop were possible. But they claim
it is impossible under tho present system. Some of them wait for somo
great "revolution" that is to come
"some day." Others do not wait for
anything. They do not expect anything.   They have lost hope.   Why?
Both tbe so-called "revolutionists"
and the "let-it-go-as-it-is men" are
overwhelmed by a multitude of incidental obstacles which are in themselves of small account.    *    ,
Petty disappointments cloud the
small horizon of these people. Thus
they aro shut off from the sight of
the great universal,and historic forces
that are working for progress—for
Socialism—and even for progress beyond Socialism.
Only these forces work slowly and
, Revolutions—and special evolutions
—are brought about in human affairs
not so much by the dissemination of
a multitude of ideas as by the concentration of a multitude of minds
upon a, single idea.
And this idea must he near enough
and comprehensive enough and of sufficient importance to stir the very
soul bf the masses.  .
Mere theoretical or dogmatic
phrases—no matter how "clear-cut"
are not capable of producing the universal enthusiasm required to institute any fundamental innovations.
Besides, doctrinarism and dogmatism lead to splits and to the formation of political sects. But when the
people are constantly absorbed in doing things and in preparing for still
greater things, .the petty jealousies
and -small causes for strife and dissension disappear.
Furthermore, I say, >ve ought to have
"uniformity" in general principles and
general tactics only. We ought to
leave minor, details to the different
state organizations.   Especially where
where there are plenty of tried leaders, and where the membership is experienced, they are fully capable of
the righteous settlement of all incidental question's without interference
from the outside.
Instead of more uniformity we
ought to have more unity.
And we can gain this only when
we leave details to the various, subdivisions—a,nd concentrate the efforts
of our propiaganda in the simple real-
Ites, self-evident and capable of being
understood by all,
The first such central truth, to be
proclaimed tirelesly by every Socialist, is that the earth is large enough
and wide enough to supply all the good
things of life to every human being
born on it.
.'Add to this that the triumphs of
modern science make it possible for
men to satisfy every craving, every
healthy desire, every reasonable hope
and dream, without any being- compelled to sacrifice another being for
his purpose.
This means that the world, now
made a hell by human greed, abetted
by ignorance and prejudice, might as
well be a heaven.
It'means that tlie misery caused by
capitalism on one hand and poverty
on the other, can be displaced by happiness and plenty for all.
Following this, one can demonstrate
from history that this capitalist system did not always exist, hut succeeded the feudal system, which had followed a system of slavery—each of
these succeding systems being better
ahd more humane than its predecessors, .
And we can then easily show that
the trusts are the natural outcome of
capitalism and competition and cannot be legislated out. of existence as
long: as capitalism exists.
The immediate effect of the practical acceptance of these self-evident
truths is always wonderful.
Conceive men that our country is
large enough and rich enough to give
them all an opportunity to work and
earn enough to support their families
in comfort, to educate their children
properly and to he absolutely secure
in sickness and old age.
■ CcMince men that their present
poverty is unnecessary.
Proclaim that capitalism i3 simply
a phase of civilization as feudalism
wi3 and Socialism will be—that nothing that is, lasts forever.
Convince them of this and you have
them "for good."
Only take care not to have them tie
their hopes for the future to any catastrophe that is to bring the, milieu-*
ium "at one strike." Take care not
to have them hope for any Messiah.
It invariably leads to fatalism of
one kind or the other and destroys
the incentive for continuous and hard
work-at the present time.-
Fatalism. is always fatal to real
Therefore, Socialists, propagandists,
do not weary your hearers with statistics or the definitions of "surplus
value." Do not confuse them by trying to explain all the intricacies of
the capitalist systeni and by describ-
iig-the""beauties of7^the~c6-opefative
Teach them that in order to get a
better world we shall haye to work for
it and fight for it.
Work and fight are the "Messiahs"
of  proletarians.   /   ^
Teach the proletariat that the highest patriotism consists in working
and fighting for the new world. And
that to work and fight for it ls the
sublime mission of this generation
nnd possibly also of the next.
Nothing else in this world can compare with this work In importance.
You—who won't spend even two
cents a month to support your labor
You—who imagine you'are working
wonders when you attend one meeting
a month.
You—who think you have "done
your part" because you probably
served one term as sergeant-at-arms
or in some other office of your local
■nlon, several years ago.
You—who look on your union as a
thing that will automatically improve
conditions, instead of realizing that
you and men like you are the union.
You—who sulk and growl and fume
and worry and fret, instead of jumping into the fight—and staying there
—instead of putting your shoulders to
the wheel and saying a good word for
the fellow beside you, who is also
lending a helping hand.
Don't fool yourself, brother. Begin
now to live tlie life of a union man.
Of course, it's tough sledding—the
knocks are hard and many. But the
Almighty has no use for a quitter.
Neither has this old world of ours.
The quickest way we can como into
our own is for every one to do his or
her part.
You may say, "Oh, jt will come out
aii right." That's only a guess. But
oven if it's true, you must remer.ibar
that someone else is doing your share
to make this possible. Someone is doing double duty because of your inaction. If you will only do your part
"things will come out all right," just
that much quicker.
Quit faking, brother. Get into the
fight—and stay there.
Be a union man and not merely a
member of some local organization,—
Elevator Constructor. . *
French Doctor Tells Manner of Reviving Corpse
Operation Performed Restored Heart
to Action Even Though Man is Dead
—Vital Organs Work for Half an
Hour—Valuable Scientific Information is Gained—Revival After Death
is Proved.
most heaAily on the most active and
productive period of life. Gonococcus
per cent, of all deaths from inflam-
infection alone is responsible for 80
matory diseases peculiar to women,
75 per cent, of aii special operations
on women, and over CO per cent, of
all the work done by gynecologists;
50 per cent, or more of these infected
women are left irremediably' sterile
besides the number whose offspring
are still-born, premature, weakly,
diseased of mentally defective.
Considering the terriliie ravages of
these diseases and their wide prevalence, our efforts at preventive measures have been wofully inadequate,
says the Journal of the American Medical Association. The community and
state assume immense burdens in the
care of victims of such conditions as
deaf-mutism, mental defectiveness,
general paralysis, blindness and many
others. Yet the prevention of a large
percentage of these conditions by prevention of syphillis ami'gonorrhea receives but meager attention. If bubonic plague had but a fractional percentage of the incidence of these diseases all hands would be joined to
drive, it out. Cholera in a civilized
country today is no such social and
national menace as venereal disease.
We appropriate great sums to fight cc-r
tain epidemic diseases and to maintain
a rigid quarantine against them, bin.
we are only.now beginning to wage
warfare against diseases wliich aro as
dangerous as any epidemic disease and
far more dangerous than many.
There are various points of attack
in this problem and various closely related problems. But there is one
point of attack in combating the
spread of venereal disease which is
justly regarded by many experienced
workers as the most vital and strategic, and this is the education of the
young. There has been an upheaval
in pedagogic and social sentiment in
the last few years regarding the ques
tion of sex-teaching In home, school
and college. Conventional prejudice
against such teaching is giving way
rapidly, and results are already beginning to appear. Educators are
coming to believe that these subjects
have a rational and vital place in the
educational system.—Journal of the
American Medical Association.
Receive The Ledger don't blame us.
Watch the date of the expiration of
your subscription whichls printed on
the same label containing your address.
Victoria Avenue
Begs to announce he has
now opened the premises
on Victoria Ave. N. as a
First  Class   Restaurant
Everything of   the   Best
Convention Call
Trades and Labor Congress of Canada
Ciy     j 'XTfS /ITC1
•    JCrm      JL0 JL    •*%^JLw%3
Insurance, Real Estate
and Loans
Money to Loan on first class Business and Residential property
To tho officers and mombors of
Provincial Federations of I,abor,
Trades and Labor Councils, National
Trades Unions, Federal Labor Unions
nnd International Local Trades Unions In the Dominion of Canada,
^Follow Labor Unionists and Brothers,—
The twenty-ninth annual sosBion of
the Trades and Labor Congress of
Canada will convono In tho auditorium hall, corner flloury and Bortholot
streets, city of Montreal, province of
Quebec, beginning' at 10 o'clock, Mon
day (morning, Soptombor 22nd, 191H,
nnd will continue In session from day
to day until tho business of l^lio convention has boon completed,
Last yoar the delegates assembled
at Guelph selected Montreal as tho
next, mooting place, No city In Canada is moro suited to receive delegates from nil parts of tho Dominion
limn is tlio commorclal metropolis™'
tlio groat pulsing heart of numerous
liKjiiHtrloH—tlio center to which cou-
vnrgo untold IntorostK, tho eity of tho
Roynl Mount, and tho programme to
ho piTdonted for study and com-tldem*
tion will contain queatlons of vltul
Importance to organized wngo-work-
era and will demand tho very best
ability In their solution.
Tho yoar Just past lias witnessed
frosh endeavors on the part of tho determined oppononta ot organized labor to undormlno tho cause of tho
working class. There' scorns to bo In
certain -niinrtors In Canada and flrent
Britain, a doslro to shape, for thoir
f.**"*\ .?«&? '.^i,^ iT^.Tsl-^rMtCTi t.tu1 ctV.cr
regulation* thnt, to notne degree, nre
beneficial to the wage-earning population, The problems to be solved by
tho Congress grcw yearly more numerous, intricate and difficult, Among;
tho lubjocts that will demand tho con-
•v'wui.kJ.^O -J..U..U'-j.k n% LmI, 'j*-.i.i'e, *m,i*
ventlon, may bo mentioned the following:
1. Dominion and provincial legislation affecting labor Interest*.
2. Tho repeal of tho present use-
Icib Allen Lnbor law.
3. Enforcement of tiia misrepresentation and monetary claum of the
Immigration laws alt tho year round.
4. Consideration of the proposed
8-hour bill.
5. Pronouncement on tho administration of tho workmen's compen*a«
tion actt tn the various jwrlucfr*.
6. Amendment* to th« InfimirM
dispute! and JnTCitlgatlon act.
7. Payment of wages on all railways fortnightly.
. 8, Proposed amendments to tho
dominion elections act, abolishing
tho $200 doposll now exacted; nnd
making oloctlon day a public holiday.
0. The case for labor on old age
pensions and pensions for widows with
children in Canada now ponding beforo n special commlttoo of tho Dominion parliament; and many othor
Labor Iuib no monopoly of organization In our day; on all sldoH spring
up organized bodies, oach with its own
particular intoroBts to servo, and nil
contending more or loss with labor,
Hence, tho necessity of vigilance,
caution, activity, and a Rplrlt of union
that, aro. required to foster and protoct, as well iiB.Bhupe tho future proH-
poets of labor.
Elect your delegates at once. NOW
Ih the time lo Holect. your very host,
nipBt. -experienced and most Tollable
roproHontntlvoH to the con volition, If
you neglect this duty you forfeit all
right, to complain inter on nliould
your Interests ho endangered. The
groat world Ih marching onward along
the highway of change, progress and
prosperity. Labor must bo stirring, or
oIro fall behind In tho general movement. "Activity" Is tho watchword
of the hour,
Fratornany yours,
JumoB C. Walters, Prosldont
Krod Bancroft, VIco-ProBldent
P.  .1,  Draper,  Hocretary-Trca-
ivxwutiH* council, l ratios and Ui-
lW   ?Alt'rX:l   Vt   CililUiU.
Offlco of tho Secrctnry-Traisurer,
112 Florence Street, Ottawa, Ont,
July Oth, 1913.
Paris, July 9.—Dr. Douchon, following in the footsteps of Dr. Carrel, recently succeeded in reviving the
normal action of the heart ten minutes
after death. In a paper which he will
read at the next meeting of the academy of medicine Dr. Bouchon says:
"After a motor car accident I was
called in and immediately perceived
that the victim had been instantly killed. Despite my assurance that there
was no doubt as to nis death, the
friends of the victim insisted that a
desperate attempt should be made, at
resuscitation, and in about ten minutes t after the last breath I decided
upon a surgical operation, having diagnosed traumatic rupture of the heart,
onds laid bare the heart, I immediately found a pint of blood in the pericardium and a heart wound about two
and one-half inches long on the inner
surface of the left ventricle. I proceeded to apply my method of reviving
heart action.
"After filling all the cardie cavities
with a special organic fluid, I made a
rapid tracheotomy and introduced oxygen by the tracheal tube while my assistants performed artificial respiration tractions.
"I then began alternate rythmetic
auricular massage of the heart, and
at the end of about a minute, I clearly
perceived that the heart had resumed
its physiological tonicity, and to ray
groat surprise it continued to contract
by Its own action.
"Radical pulsation then became perceptible, and after I had closed the
thornctlc flap, the heart continued to
contract for thlrty-flvo minutes. At tlio
end bf this time the contractions .suddenly ceased and all subsequent efforts to re-establish them woro In
"The autopsy was very significant,
showing the tearing away of tho lower
cardiac nerves, tho bursting of tho
right kidney and liver and a /part of
the right kidney and liver and a pnrt
of tho Intestines, proving tho caso an
exceptionally violent ono of traumatism. I Ind there been merely cardiac
traumatism by n dagger thrust, follow-
od hy Instant denth, I think tho meted of revival applied .under favorable
conditions might, possibly have given
nn appreciable prolongation of life,
hut this Ih moro'hypothesis.
"I consider thnt tliis caso ha« glvon
valuable Information from a scientific standpoint, as it Is not merely a
desperate one, but a confirmed rase
of death."
Stephen L. Humble
Dealer  in
Hardware, Stoves & Ranges
Fancy Goods and Stationery
BELLEVUE ... Alberta
John A. McDonald
Special Representative
Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada
•    Agent
Singer Sewing Machine
$2,00 per month   .
Thone 120 BLAIRMORE Box 22
Steam Heated Throughout
J. L. GATES, Proprietor
Fernie, B, C.
The  Leading Commercial Hotel of the City
Rates $2.50 per day
With Private Bath $3.00
Fire Proof Sample
Rooms in Connection
the Best of
Kino 'Moclcwoar, Sox, Caps, Un-loru'eiir, Shirts, Suits,
Trunks, lli-ipK, Uoots & Shoes, como to
James H. Naylor, Bellevue
Everything .sold with a guarantee tliat if not satisfactory, you 'win return it 'nul get your money back
Say, brother, 'few up now, honest
Injun llko, and toll ua you Joke whon
yon talk about your unionlum,
You—who haven't reached that
point where you will cento handling
union mndo dollar* to your "open
•hop", enemy,
You—whb haven't enough ability to
even organ!-** your purehaiilng power.
You—who work bosia*© a non-union-
lit, day in and day ont, and never tell
him what organized labor meana.
Yon—who haven't ability enough to
demand an clRht-towr day, which will
nivtt ymi th'.f for Mmm nnt, tlmn to
ti'Ink.   * '   in ' '
llncoBiiitlon of thulr ronponH!blllly
Iiiih romiltod In u iniirlind -awnkonliigj
of phyHlcliuiH to thoir obllgntloriB nH
lfludnr** nnd touchers In thc acienct!
of keeping woll. Tlio CHdoncn of preventive mudlclno Ih education, and
phyalci-ana, by \lrUta of thoir training, oxporlonca aud idoals. ought lo
bo londorH and touchers, Yot until
within a ffiw yniivn tlmlr rwnionulbll-
itlos woro not rocourilzed In their pro-
K'-ifUuft   Oi   t-VUUK-itt  <llM!i!Ml..Hf!U   «UU-
t'iiMnn In tlie livi.'ltm* iA ,"/.,v.
Tho earlier policy of sllrnce and ro-
pr-ORslon in rejtnrd to theao matter* U
faat chanulni; not only on our part
but on tho pnrt of pnrontH nnd educator*. The Blnl!<fr>r mr>nnrf> nf vptiPfr>-
al dlseaso can hardly bo overestimated. In the United 8tnt#>« 770,000
mnlc*» reach early maturity annually.
At leant CO per cent., or 150,000 of
theso young men, will at nomo tlmo
become infected with venereal dis-
eaiiio. 20 per cent, before tho ago of
22, 50 per tent, before th»*y nans 5n,
and over 80 per rent, before they pans
So. Thia la tho morbidity among
male* reaching U In any ono year.
Each -succeeding year ad<If; t similar
group to tho aggregate.
Syphlllln and gonorrhea uni-iubted-
ly aurjwuji In prevalence all c*.v,-r In-
trrtlom tUtwa,w,. i*o*.u!.tn<:<!, t ■* f?1"<<*
Imnedinto and disabling *-u--'.-. fall
1   ••■>  91 -1
" WON,
^ree^ircus Str^etParadc 10:30 a. in.
9 bands! 250 hoyses, JlShtS J cwamcu-Joo
people of all climw in native costumes, will bc shown in parade.
Twoahow*daily-afternoon at 2. night at 8, doors open at!
r»ml.7.iMttA Waterproof tctits.. Adrakiton 25 cents to see U all
®i> Sttftfrfjci £tb$w
Published every Saturday morning at its office
Pellat Avenue, Fernie,~B. C... Subscription $1.00
per year in advance... An excellent advertising
medium. Largest circulation in the District. . Advertising rates on application. Up-to-date facilities
for the execution of all kinds of book, job and
color work. Mail orders receive special attention
Address all communications to the District Ledger.
F. H. NEWNHAM  Editor-Manager
, Telephone No. 48        Post Office Box No. 380
It is indeed gratifying to note the interest thnt
is being taken in our competition ancl the number
of communications we liave received from all along
the Pass. Many have written asking whether we
are given one or two watches, and for their benefit
will state that we are prepared to give any number
of prizes if we can get the subscribers. At present
the Ledger lias a larger bona fide subscription list
than most weeklies in British Columbia, but that
is not enough—we want the biggest list in the
province, and we \shonld have it. Every union
man in this western country is wanted on our list.
And we want him as a READER; for we recognize
that a subscription list built up on sympathy is
not worth having. People do not stay with the
sympathetic dope long; they want a live, interesting paper—this is what will educate.
When we started this competition we recognized
that we had to give something worth working for
and this is what we are doing. Every person who
makes the slightest effort is bound to win a very
handsome prize, and what is of far1 more importance, will be doing sound propaganda work.
(The "Bug" is a distinguished. stranger who
has come among you solely for the purpose of permitting you to take advantage of the good (?)
things which he finds impossible to dispose of
If all the statements made'at the citizens' meetings in Fernie on the 4th and 10th are correct this
town must be the Mecca for real estate men.
Before making any comment upon this question
we prefer to review the position of the tradesmen
and the Ledger.
Taking the last mentioned first, let us state
positively that we hold no brief for either of the
parties, and approach the matter wholly from the
workers' viewpoint, having regard only to how far
it affects him. The Ledger is published in the interests of labor—other issues follow. Therefore,
we claim it is the worker that must receive most
of our attention.
Thc .tradesman is interested in keeping your
money in the town; to do this he has to run the
other out. If in running the other fellow out
you gain any advantage—take all you can. That
is the position of the worker.
Speculations in real estate have not benefitted
organized labor to nny great extent that we are
nwarc of, and it is reasonable to presume thnt it
will not do any moro in tlie future.
Thoro is, however, one very important reason
why it is necessary for us to warn tho workers
of the District against the wild-cat and gold brick
schemes that these gentlemen of "easy living" are
putting over. Our foreign-speaking brothers are
receiving altogether too much attention from them,
One has only to be in Fernie on a pay day to observe the number of distinguished (?) looking
gentry who appear to have suddenly discovered
that Feimie is on the map, while the number oi
automobiles almost calls for special police control.
Now, this alone should be sufficient to warn tha
average worker that these gentry have use for him
only when he has a monthly statement to cash.
These real estate mongers do not attempt to use
the local press to advertise their wares. No, that
in their opinion is unprofitable, and further they
know only too well that statements appearing "in
the press travel and become records, and this is the
last thing they require. Foreigners are enrolled
to gull the gullable, and commission is paid accordingly. An instance was brought to our notice the
other day of one enterprising peddler who went
into a town ih the Pass accompanied by a quite a
respectable array of interpreters, and including
two Celestials! These were instructed to get busy
among the dishwashers, hashers and washermen of
the camp and bring 'em in. "With what success we
do not know. But this much is evident, when it is
necessary to get Chinamen in on "the good things"
then their is something pretty rotten going on.
If the properties these men are selling were
of real value they would not hesitate to advertise
them through the local press and they would not
have to descend to the methods that they have
adopted. They are not; but in many cases
are absolutely worthless, and it is very questionable whether the men who are selling them will be
able to grant a title when the purchase is completed.
This is not a rash statement, but one (that has
been positively proved to be correct.
Another case that has come under our notice was
that of a man who bought lots in Saskatchewan.
The first payment was made, about eighteen
months ago, but evidently this was as far as he
cared to go. Of course at the time a very nice
picture was painted of the industries and possibilities of this particular town. The sequel is some
eighteen months later when he is threatened with
garnishee proceedings if payment is not forthcoming per return.
Tt should be apparent to thc most unsophisticated that if these men had anything of value they
would not have to peddle it in the coal camps of
tlie Crow. What they have to sell here is something, in most cases, that they cannot sell at home.
'We recognize that the tradesmen of Fernie are
not disinterested parties, and that it is to their
interests to keep all that they possibly can in the
town, but we also recognize that the worker is in
News of the District Camfis
":       (Continued from Page 5)
A Board of Trade meeting was held
Tuesday evening in F. Labelle's sample rooms]     -    -.
Hixon and Ferguson, of Fernie, are
building a cottage at Main Street.
Their faith in Hosmer appears to be
greater than the native son.
The Fernie Lodge Local Order of
Moose 1335, are holding their monthly
local on July 21st, at 9 p.m. All
Hosmer members are requested to attend and bring their lady friends. The
regular meeting will be at 7.30. A
large class will be initiated at 8.ltf.
Anyone desiring to join this lodge In
Hosmer may do so by making application to J. Miakalcik, R. Gourlay or W.
Balderstone. Benefits $7 per weel:;
free medical attendance to members
and families.
Hosmer kids play Coal ' Creek
Juniors at Hosmer, Friday, July 11th,
kick off 7 pim. ■
Hosmer and Coleman clash in a
league engagement Saturday, 12th, A
good game should result. Will predict a win for Coleman, just to tempt
the fates.    It may make a difference.
An election for a school trustee and
auditor will be held on Saturday, July
12th, at 10 a.m. S. Gabara and H.
Bennett are the, present incumbents.
The coroner,, during his visit to
Hosmer last Saturday suggested two
or three miners on the jury, thereby
presuming that a more intelligent and
verdict might tie brought in. . But
it "can't be dided,' said the* powers
that be—it's "agin' the law." Strange.
The coroner may not be an. owl, but
he seems to be a wise- old bird just
the same.
. Mrs.. Parken accomplished a great
scattering of the clans when she hung
out her notice—No more boarders
after June 30th.
Judge Brown is at present Incapacitated with a.sprained ankle.
A large number of the foreign-
speaking members of the Local wanted to engage a £and for the funeral.
■However, it was decided to send any
spare money we had to the unfortunate dependants, where it is thought
It will be a whole lot more useful.
A new agreement with the doctor
has been arrived at between the
Union,,'the Company and Dr. Nay to
take effect August lst. From then on
we shall be paying $1.50 per month,
and the doctor is making a few concessions in return—but you'll have to
get married to benefit by 'em.
need~of"a"lfttle advice and~assisfance~in~tKisTn5:F
ter, and as an independent party we welcome the
action of the Board of Trade in their effort to
put a stop to fhe present hold-up game that "certain
real estate agents are working, among the people
of this district. '   v
The scheme adopted by the Board of Trade is
likely to prove fruitful. The worker gets enough
skinning without the assistance of outsiders and if
any effort of theirs or ours will put a stop to this
pernicious system of robbing the mineworker and
others, then we shall be ready at all times to lend
these columns to that end.
We might apologize to the renl estate men of the
town who arc endeavoring to carry on a straight
business, but we don't think this is necessary.
The world nnd the water are full of suckers nnd
the shores lined with sharks. The curront is principally down stream and the suckers must swim
against the current, if thoy don't want lo be swallowed up.
Coleman, Alta., July 8th, 1f)13
To tho Offlcors and Momhors Local
Unions District IS, II. M. W. of A; v
Having rognrd to the result pt tho
Into election for president of our organization, nnd tho vacancy cruised
by tho resignation of Vice-President
Jones, it now remains* with thn mom.
hors of tho various locals to choose
tho moat qunllfinil mnn Xo fill tho position.
Tn this respect, ■>•,•*,■, the office,:'.:* ,i>'.
Coleman Local Union, rocommend
with tho greatest confidence, Wlllhm
■TirnhriTii, . Boerotnry of our local for
your consideration,
Itro, Graham han beeu secretary of
our local fnr six successive years, and
on Sunday hint, wns oloetod for tlio
seventh 1f?rm without opposition, This
HpnnhH for ItHdf ns to Uro. Graham's
ability and integrity, nnd Hhows tlmt
ho Iiiih tho full confidence of tlio mom-
bora of our locnl.'■'-Seeing thnt. ho haw
boon secretary for ho long a period,
and tlmt very few of tlio members are
hero who elected him nix years ago,
speuhH volumes for hie executive
nblllty, na in 'order to do thia, he must
rotnln tho confidence of the old tm*m.
hern, nnd gain the confldoneo of the
now onea, nnd this ls only possible by
proving oneself thoroughly capable,
and obtaining remillii oxpeole.1 from
tlio office hold. ti
mo, iiritiiufii i* rt?<:or« in tuw i'ubi>
Wo know that, he has.tho host In-
tnrostn of 1hn workmen at henrt, nnd
has at all times dono all in his powor
to hotter thoir conditions, Wo hnl lovo
that ho is tho most experienced man,
nnd tho host able to look nftor your
interests at this timo, and if given tho
nomination and support, will fill the
position to your entire satisfaction.
J. R. MOORTO, Prosldont.
JlOBiailT MORGAN, Vleo-Pros,
W..II. HAYSOM, Treasurer,   .,
■■Ij.   IjISAUY,   OX-I'l'OS,
M. BRENNAN, Roc.-Sec,
Pit' Committee.
Coleman, Altn,, July 8th, mm
To tho Officers and Members,■Locnl
Unions, District IR, U, M, W, of A,,
Having regard to the vacancy caused by the ■resignation of District Secretary-Treasurer A. .1, Carter, It now
romnliiH wilh thn members', of the
vnrlous locnls to choose the best (nullified man to fill the position,
fn this respect, we, the officers-of
Colomnn Locnl Union „2(i!M, recommend with the greatest confidence, P.
IT. Hyslop, of Colomnn.
| Tlrnther Hyslop hns boon n member
of onr Locnl for flvo yenrs, and during that time hns noted as Prosldont
nml has boon nn active member of our
various committees,, Un hns served
one year on the District Kxecutlve
Tlonrd and hnB been n dologntn to tho
ui.illiCl  l/OlmiMluli,  Um ('tiuini.t   n-n-
i•ralJon nf T.nhor and the Trade!' nnd
To tho momhors of District 18, U.
W. of A.:
Having boon approached by many
from all parts of tho District to seek
re-election for tho position which I
now hold, I beg to announce that I
intend to bo a candidate In tho\forth-
conilng olectlon, I dei not think It necessary' to publicly olaborato on the
reasons that warrant mo soliciting
your support, but rely on my pnRt
effortn for the Inst flvo consecutive
terms, as your'Secretary-Treasurer. In
hoping to retain your confldoneo,
With all host wishes for tho future
welfare of onr organization.
I nm,
Yours very truly,
ones. Boards were blown down,
roofs threatened, and the general impression prevailed that several persons had been injured. , Two of ihe
coal company's smoke stacks ^vere
blown down. ;
Af the regular meeting of the Local
Union last Sunday nominations were
received for District Vicp-Prerfideat
and Secretary-Treasu.-cr to fili the vacancies caused by iho resignation of
Messrs. Jones and Carter. Brother
1-1 Elmer was nominated for Michel
for Vice-President ani Brother W. T.
Brown for Secretary-Treasurer. -
Mark Gaskell went through on Saturday morning's local to Calgary on a
short vacation, visiting friends.
Joe Hornsby, late boxcar loader and
general helper for the Coal Company,
drew his time last week-end and has
gone in search of a better locality, as
Joo puts It. That should not bo a
very difficult thing to accomplish.
Another trio of old-timers also pull-
ed their time and got out on Monday
In the persons of Jim Davy, Bert
Davis and Will Beddlngton.
, We notice another batch of men
has been laid off on account of the
11 o'clock shift in No. 2 Slope being
idle. Looks as though Michel waB on
the "bum" instead of the ;'boom." It
il salso interesting to note that two
men are busily,employed in the Coal
Companys yard "shaving" large timbers down to the required dimensions.
We are pleased to report that the
two drivers; Pete Hlac and George
Witherington, who were injured and
confined to hospital,. were able to
leave for home last week. The first-
named has done very well, but George
can only get around as yet with the
aid of a , stick.
The following members were elected to office for the I. O. 0. F.'s: Bro.
Geo. Fisher, N. G.; Bro. Jno Dixon,
V. G.; Bro. W. Hamer, Warden; Bro.
M. Bastin, conductor; Bro. D. Grundy,
chaplain; Bro. T. Horrock, recording
secretary; Bro. Mark Gaskell, financial secretary; Bro. G. B. Steadman,
treasurer; Bro. P. G. Spruston was
elected deputy N. G. for Michel and
Corbin.   ,
Big Alex McDonald drifted into
in a train smash up or had been
in a train smash up or else had been
fighting the files cup the Pass. Perhaps he had been hunting rabbits
around Bellevue. Still the boys are all
glad to see the big boy back again to
cheer things up a hit.
'Mr. Jas. Touhey as severed his connection .here with the coal company
as fire boss for a higher and more lucrative position ,at Midway, B.C.	
.•.In-.rii tint hi- 3jv ;t Italic J rv *1i*V
gate nt three conventions held at Loth- j Labor Congress of Cnnndn
hrldgo. lie has served two years on
the district board, and Inst your was
appointed dolegnto to the Trndes and
Labor Conur*««« held nt Guelph, Ont.
"Was also on tho scale committee for
the first agreement, nnd n member of
the joint commltteo for settllrijc disputes for one year, with the then offlcors, President V. Sherman and
Secrolary-Treasurcr J. A. Macdonald.
In the event of Bro. Graham bolng
successful in the coming election, he
will bo greatly missed by thn members of Colmnan locstl, uh in; hu* liwtii
nn important factor, nnd has used
excellent Judgment in obtaining fav-
omblo results1 for tlio men in qulto
ft number of Important dispute* with
th* Cmi C-w.psny her* during hi*
t+tm of office.
Ho has hnd considerable business
training nnd has had twelve years ox-
porlonco in bookkeeping.
tt.**. t-.ii-ri* i.i .,«i|,.,.. ,-...., t... ii,.-. „-.,.;.
of organization horo, and wo nro thoroughly convinced that If he Is elected!
ho will not only fill thn bill, but can
be depended on to do hia vory best
In tho Interest of tho workers of the
J, IL MOORE, President,
uoivr. MOUGA.W Yk.,;iW,
W. GRAHAM, i'in.-Hf.c,
W. If. HAYSOM, Treas.
M. BRHS'XAX. lirc-Scc.
J. JOHNSTON, Trustee.
Manager Millar has IiIb usual first-
Class program of comedies, scenic,
drniniitle nnd Western pictures„ for
tbls week ond, whllft tho spoolal for
Monday nnd .Tuesday Is "Dr. .'Jokyll
nnd Mr, Hyde," In two /eels.
This smnrt picture houso Is being
clnnnod nnd nrtlstlcly redecorated
throughout, nnd when finished will
bo ono of the prettiest houses between
horo and the const, Clean, whole-
snnio pictures and a house whore
you can secure every comfort rind
stieiid two solid hours—Hint's the
ncnccMCNT on Nor-.nnPT.MniT?
To the TCdltor, District Ledger—
Dear Sir,—Would some ono of our
membership glvo tho writer a little Jn
formation on thn following important
•sublect: Our organization hns heen
Mriving tor some iitrm juim, un-nuwv-
or to secure contracts with the various opcrntors to expire simultaneously In tho different Districts, hut up
to dmto hnvo fnlled to do -so. What
the writer would like to knew Is this:
Which would bo of most value to our
ni«mli<»r». closed contract* at a Riven
date, or no agreement nt nil?
Youra la the scrap,
A 17-jeweled watch and chain; J."
in gold; pwl tie pin; or a handsome
rlnf. Vou can nt-cut* one of then*
from «*—jiut fcavo a try.
Evan Jones, who sustained a severe
injury to one of, his eyes a few weeks
ago, as returned to camp from Calgary, where he-* was under treatment
by a specialist;.;and has come out successfully, r ■-,
We hear that.the fraternal societies in camp here have been having a
fine time. Last week the K. P.'s and
I. 0. 0. P. both had a strawberry social following the installation' of officers for the ensuing term. The following members were elected by the
K. P.'s last Wednesday night; R. L.
Spruston, C.C.; J. Robinson, V. C;
Jno. Dawe, K. of R. S.; H/' McAdam.
Pre.; Andy Mitchell. M. at A.; C. J.
Tyler, M. of W.; Wm. Abrahams, I. G;
Robt. Hall, 0. G. Tho evening was
afterwards spent In an enloyable.maT'
ner in speech maklnar, songs, etc.
Kveryone voted it r.v> of the v°rv
bect, so it must ha'n been a good
time, On Sunday, th<j 13Ui ins',. the
V P.'s ani thoir friends w;ll lu'l.l a
plcalc party at Elko, and tho weather
permitting, will not return until tho
Fernlo Juniors wore visitors hero
on Saturday last to fulfil their fixture
in tho Junior Cup competition. A
good came wns wltnossod, but by a
poor crowd. At the interval Uie
scoro was 1—1, but the Fornle goal
bad some miraculous escapes, although "Mulligan,' their goalor, played a sound gamo. In tho second half
wc- saw lots of end to end piny, witli
Fernlo notching ono goal more, making tlio final 2—1 for them, Thus thy
juniors lost, their first gnme In tho
competition, .loo Mnson handled tho
kids ln flno stylo. The return match
will lib played at Fernlo on Friday the
lltli, when the Juniors expect to'tako
in tho circus also and get tliolr re-
vongo for last Saturday's defeat.
. non Chonlham, nn old timer in the
Pass, but now of fame In the real es-
tnto■business, and a resident of Calgary, was around tho camp on business Inst weok. Hon reports things
-ei y quiet, and wonders whnt hn? be
renin of tho old timoru in Mlchol.
The football tonm, which Journeyed
in Colomnn to represent Michel in*tho
rolui'i; lonu'iio inn toll Inst Saturday,
•*<7t8 (I'lHo a change. The majority of
tho regular players would not turn
out, the team originally chosen by the
committee refusing to play, with tho
exception of throo,or four, nnd It be-
enmo nnronsnry to select another
toam later In tho week. Wo aro sorry
to soo such a stato of affairs with n
club which haa won many honors In
tho past.    However, wo nro plensnd
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rnvrd n iMnnjipnlniTYient to our op<
nniientn. The result was whnt might
ho expected, and thoy woro defeated
•1—0. Tlie fixture for Snturday on
:ho .mit pile Is with Blairmore. T'ae<o
is, however, a i<ji.*ibUUy that Iho
un ten will he ji«iivi«il n" IMHitmcitt! o,i
i-cnunt of tin b.tr iVId day ot the
Intter place being hold by the Orangemen.
Bob Hampson, woll known ns the
U en! wrostlor In Mlchol, boarded the
Flyer ln«t Saturday nlaht en routo
for his old homo in Wignn, Lancn-
shire, where he hopo» to Join a fow
nt iii* old iixHoeintes and learn a Tew
mere nnlnfs ,*n thn gentle (?) art.
Wo wish him a vlftftMnt trip-
On Saturday Inst ♦*» burg was vIMt-
l'li bv a fierce btirricnc.* which cam
cd unite a llttlo dttaaftt ««d «o doubt
a little alarm to vim* of the timid
Local Union 1189 had their election
of local officers on the 25th of June.
All the old officers were re-instated
for another year and a few additions
were added to the different committees. A smoker was mentioned but
nothing was done in that direction.
A special meeting was cheld in the
Miners hall June 6th to call for nominations for District   Vice   President
and Secretary-Treasurer. Brother.
Alex McRoberts, of Taber, was nominated for Vice-President and Brother
Wm. Graham, local secretary of Coleman, for Secretary-Treasurer; and if
these men give their consent to accept the nominations they will be sent
to the district office as per constitution.
Donald 'McNeil, the company paymaster, arrived back from the east
this week where Donald has been enjoying a month's vacation with' the
blue noses.
, Earnest Black has left his job as
shot lighter here to take a pobitlon as
pit boss ln Coleman. The boys at
Kipp wish Mr. Black every success in
his better position up the Pass.
The mines at Kipp' are working
steady ngala now, Juno being a record
month for the summer nnd the report now ls thnt wo can expect steady
work for tho rest of tho season.
Quito a' number of men from Diamond City found work at Kipp, the
mines at Diamond City being closed
down now, Nobody seems to know tho
reason why they shut down so sudden
after tho boom that soomod to be going on there last spring whon they
was going around looking for mon
from other mines to go thore and
work, but It seems that was only a
little flash in the \mx which didn't
amount to vory much,     ..'.        „
Ben Carter ls again working In Kipp
and his brother, Edgar. Socrotary
Thornlll from Dinniond City and Pat
Kelly found work hero; also lots of
men still koop coining In looking for
work; somo get nil tho work thoy
want while otliors got tho promlso of
a job In the near futuro,
Master John'Hilton left on Monday
noon's train for Pincher Creek, where
he will spend the summer with his
grand parents*. /
Mrs. John Simpson arrived in town
last week from EdmOmufl.
■Mrs. Gleave arrived irom England
on Tuesday evening of this week, and
will spend the summer with her
daughter, Mrs." Wm. Jolly.
We are glad to report that Robbie
Thompson, son of F. M. Thompson, of,
Blairmore, who was kicked by a horse
a week ago has so far recovered as to
be able to leave the hospital.
Mr. D. B.. McKinnon, of Burmis, ls
also able to return to his work after
a few days vacation in the hospital.
Mrs. Wm. Knowldon and daughter
(of Lethbridge) are visiting with Miss
Simpson for a couple of weeks.
Miss Myrtle Palmer is spending a
few days at Lime City.
R. L. Norman, editor of the Pincher
Creek Echo, passed through town on
Monday evening.
Mrs. J. J. Thomas returned home
on Tuesday from a week spent in Calgary.
Last week's Calgary Albertan states
that "Prof. McKay, of Frank, ls spending several days in ine city." Mr.
McKay , returned home on. Saturday
and will remain here for the summer.
Mr. Howe, butcher of the 41 Market
Company, spent Sunday at the old
town of Lille.
P. H. Dubar, of Fernie, was in town
this wefek.
Mr. Manuel, of the Frank Hotel,
made a flying trip west to Fernie during the early part of the week.
Friends of Mi3S Mary Zemicwlll be
sorry to hear that she Is laid, up with
a broken ankle, the result of a fall
from a hammock. We hope for a
speedy recovery.
Mr. Ross Milliard, who at one timo
held a position in the Union Bank at
Barons, Alta., was married on Monday
last to Miss Poole of that place.
' Rev. F. Stacey McCall, formerly
pastor of the Methodist Church here,
has received several honors during
the year. The degree of B.A. from
Alberta University, and B.D. from Alberta College, and now he is appointed to the position of principal of Alberta Business College at Edmonton.
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Light Henvy-wt'lght Champion of
the world
Phyilml ln»lmt;tor nnd Dimeter
Receiver  is  Appointed for Company
Controlling 40 Waterworks Plants
,   —Run   oh  Savings   Institution   Bfl-
'PITTSBURG,   July  7.—Application ■,
for a receivership for the American
Waterworks and Guarantee company
was filed in the' federal court at 1.55
this afternoon., .   ,
Lawyers appeared before Judg3 C.
P. Orr in the federal,court and asked
for receivers for the company. and
also for the firm J. ?. and W. S.
Kuhn, Inc. For the former, these
were appointed:: J. S. Kuhn, W. S.
Kuhn, J. F. Purdy, general manager
of the company and Samuel Bailey,
Jr., a bank official of this city. For
the Kuhn company was appointed J.
K. Duff, who is treasurer of the company. Bonds of $50,000 were ordered
filed for each receiver.
A 17-jeweled watch and chain; $5
in gold; pearl tie pin; or a'handsome
ring. You ,can secure one of these
from us—just have a try.
. To the officers and members of the
United Mine Workers of America,
District No. 18.
Brothers:—In accordance with the
requirements ot our new constitution, and through the resignation of
the District Vice President and District Secretary Treasurer, the call for
nominations ls sent to all local unions.
Yielding to the request of many
friends from various parts of the. district! announce myself as a candidate for Vice President.
Will local secretary please- make
known this announcement to their
local unions, when making nominations for Vice President.
Fraternally Yours,
Classified Ads.—Gent a Word
All kinds of Household Furniture
bought in large or small quantities,
also gents' cast-off clothing. Secondhand Store, Victoria Avenue North.
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. *•
When you can own
your own home?
We have for sale
Lots in town and Lots
in subdivision in Coleman at all prices. We
can suit your income.
Call and see us. ,
Cole tm slstl
Realty Co.
Fire Insurance and
Oliver  ypcwriters
FOR SALE—Five-roomed House;
plastered' and well finished throughout; splendid water; situated in pleas-
antest residential part of West Fernie.
Near town. For terms apply, S. L.,
Box 1003, City. 3t-n.p.47
three to rent; every convenience.
Box 99, city. 36
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Capital Paid Up
Total Assetsj
The Saving Habit
jVTANY pooplo who aro
owning loss than you,
and whoso necessary ox-
ponseB exceed yours, havo
been saving for years and
now have snug and com-
fortablo bank • accounts,
Systematic saving was tho
foundation of many a
large fortune
It is a habit that.' is
easily .acquired, affording
moro satisfaction and offering lnrgor rowardB than
any other habit that you
could form/
You can opon nn account In this bank with
ono dollar, and every six
months your savings will
bo credited with tho highest curront Interest.
Manager,*   Fernie   Branch
Kvery Mondny. UVtliHVtiny mul IVIiluy
from H p, m.
TERMS: $1,00 par month,
Private Tuition «rr»nf ed
Thomson &. Morrison
Funeral Directors Fernie, B, C
Local Agents
Orders taken throughout the Pass
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. The body of the little boy, Janigo,
who was drowned here some few
weeks ago, was recovered this week
by some men fishing near Passburg.
They reported to the police at Bellevue and they brought the remains to
doctor, and after an examination the
doctor and after an examination the
body was handed over to the parents
for burial. Interment took placo at
Blairmore on Friday. The many
friends of Mr. Janigo wish to express
their sympathy to him in" his sad
The local team went to Hlllcrest to
fulfil their engagement in the league
on Saturday and were good enough to
leave 2 points at Hlllcrest to help
them make their total look something
like a football teams score.
The fishing season opened here on
July lst. There was a lot of big
catches brought to camp this wek.
, Mr. A. Burcey is now occupying a
house on the Maple Leaf road and is
busy getting it ready for his wife and
family who he expects here in a few
days.  .
Master Leslie Cousens is at present
sick with the measles and tonsilitus.
He has been sick for two weeks.
■ The management of the Bellevue
baseball team, had to postpone their
game with Hlllcrest on Sunday as
they could not get a,team together,
some of the players being out of camp.
Bob Levitt and James Allsop left
camp on Saturday on a fishing trip to
South Forks. Hope you.get a good
catch, Jim.
The carpenters are progressing very
favorably with the work on the new
block for Wheeler & Tarmer.
Mr. William Boasley arrived in
camp this week and is staying with
his, brother, Frank. It is about 25
years since the two brothers met.
They didn't know one another.
Mr. William Strafford and wife arrived in camp this week from Diamond City.
■Mr. John Crawford was visiting his
family in Cranbrook on Monday, returning to camp on Tuesday.
Miss McCory left camp this week
for her vacation while the schools are
closed. It is reported she intends going to Fernie after the holidays.
'Miss Bradley, who has been in camp
for some time as teacher, left this
week on her vacation.
his vacation.' He  "ntends  returning
Louis Menapace, who was seriously injured last winter, is able to walk
about and is doing well.
They say that Canmore will* be the
Hub of Bow Valley as there is going
to be lots of coal mines opened in a
very short time. There is a new company starting a mine helow the old
mine Antersite. Mr. Albert Grainger is about to open his mine. How
long will it be, Albert?
The Canmqre Navigation Coal Co..
Ltd., wil open their, other mine at
Kananaskis next spring.
There is a rumor that Number One
Mine of Canmore Coal Co., Ltd., is
only going to work part of the time
next week. We don't know how long
it's going to be that way.
Every man who beats the ties on
the C. P. R. is caught and put In for
15 days. There was a time when we
could get the freight pass, but now
you cannot even take the ties—C. P.
R. owns them.
Every member ot Canmore Local
Union is requested to attend the next
regular meeting. The matter, of Labor Day celebration will be discussed
and various committees will be appointed. The program .will be given
in the Ledger later on.
St. John's Ambulance Society is
going to be organized in Canmore.
Bros. King. Noiles and Martin are the
ones that know something about the
first aid to the injured and they will
take the prominent part in the Society
which is to be organized soon.
Some one said that Charlie Sing is
going to take a trip to tbe old country and will get married there, bringing back a better half. ■ Is that right,
By "Observer."
again soon.
Angus McDonald, 0 who left here
some time ago, returned" to camp this
week and started , to work ,at -No..- 2
mine. '^•**•:»•*:'•>.':«... <■•.'->"" i*
There was a slight mistake in the
names of the horses that run in the
races on Tuesday, The following is
a correct list of the events; one-quarter mile pony race (Bellevue and district), lst, A. Scott's "Miner," $15.00;
Ind, C. Millars, "Rusty," $5.00; 3rd,
J. . Johnston's "Biil." Three eight
ir.Ho horso race (Bellevue and Din
trict), l3t, W. H. Ohappell's "Wink-
wood," $20.00; 2nd, E. Jones' "Ril-
Ion.' $7.50. One-quarter milo open
pony , race, lst, W, 11. ChappellV
"Queen of the Woods," $2-1.00; 2nd, J.
Johnston's "Bill," $10.00; 3rd, W. H.
Chappell's "WInlcwood." * Throe-eights
milo opon horse raco, 1st, II, EshomM
"Lark," $50.00; 2nd, W. H. ChappoH's
"Queen of tho Woods," $20.00; 3rd, II.
l'lolloway's "Kingston."
A vory, protty wedding took plane
at tho homo of Mrs."John Hutton, of
Bellevue, when tho second daughter
was united in matrimony to Mr. Geo
Copoland, of ^3urnils. Tho Rov, W.
Irwin performed tho ceremony, after
which the happy couple and tlieir
friends sat down to a vory dainty supper. The party afterwards went to
IIIlIcroRt to soo tho hall game „ and
thea returned homo; Tho party had
a nice tlmo till tho woo hours of tho
morning when the bride and groom
loft for their homo In Burmis. Mlas
Orr, of Fornlo, wns assistant to
the bride and Mr, Jos, Hutton assisted the groom.
Mr, and Mrs, Docon, of Fornlo, arrived in camp on Tuesday and are
tho gnosis of Mr. 0. W. Goodwin.
The famous Rolloviio band are going to the 12th of July celebration at
Blalrmoro on Saturday.
Mr, and Mrs. Slioldoiic of Yorkshire,
England, arrived In camp tills, wook.
Mr. Sheldon 1ms startod to work at
No. 2 mine,
Tho stork has visited the camp
again this week nnd loft a danBhter
to Mr. and Mrs. Jus. Wilson. Tho Infant only lived a few hours.   ./"■
Wanted ovoryono' to subscrlbo to
the District Lodger, Mr, John Brook
ts in for a prlzo In tho competition.
Don't fall to soo him.
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At tho regular mooting ot Canmoro
Local 1387, hold last Sunday week
tho following were olocted as Local
Offlcc-m tor ono yoar: Stovo Kallna,
uuuia'AUii aia* fcieclfad without, opposition for prosldont j for vlco-prosldoJit,
nomlnatod Frank Krali and John
Ronlkkaj John Ronlkka elected. For
secretary, N. D. Thachuk, nomlnatod
and elected; no opposition. For recording secretary, Miko Warren elected; no opposition, For Finance Committee, Louis Monnpnco, Karl Janotik.
Tliomnn Nollea, For Pit ComtulUui!,
John KJnjr, Barney Gabriel, Stovo
Kallnn, N. D. Thachuk. Nominations
for District Vice-President and Score-
itary-Treasurer — Frank Wheatley, of
Bankhead, Vlco-Proaldent; Thomas
Franco, of Fernlo, for Secretary-
A large number of Passburgians,
Burmisiams and Mapleleafians took in
the sports at Bellevue and undoubtedly brought back some of the best
honors that the committee could have
conferred on them.
There has been a shortage of box
cars at the Maple Leaf Collieries. The
mines were idle two days this week.
The Davenport Colliery has been
Idle for the contract miners for the
last week owing to the mine chutes
having heen over-loaded. Nothing
like attending church on Sunday, boys.
The Presbyterian Church at Passburg was_weU_attended^nJ^tnqtic_
"Sunday, "the 29th.-i As a matter of
fact some of the people were half way
down to Police Flats and then swinging back, about 8 p.m.—Don't talk.
Mr N. Rowell of the Passburg Store,
sold his motor car to Dr. Bell, who
is now..- challenging Vail y mechanics
around here for replacing broken
parts—or bones.'
While fishing Wednesday evening
ln the Passburg Creek, Mr. D. Blsset
(accompanied by Mr. T. Nansen, discovered the body of a llttlo boy by
the name of Janigo, who was drowned at Bellevue, five or six weeks ago.
It was immediately reported to the
police, who took charge, and the body
was conveyed to the undertakers' parlor at Rlairraore.
As far as craft organizations aro
concerned we do honestly bellovo that
union men should receive preference
to outsiders—Bklllywags or wag—at
tho wage; call them what you like,
thoy aro poor samples of mon. It
seems that somo non-union carpenters
around hero—or mine car-ropalrers—
aro given employment ln tho city
building oxtensIoiiB to somo houses,
to save their logs from walking to tlio
mino to do the hoodoo car repairing.
Wo hnvo always considord this om-
ployeo to bo In line with thoso who
omploy him. Nobody can dispute tho
actual value of articles, but don't deal
with tho cheapest because thoy are
cheap. Advise tlio cheap to carry a
union card or wear tho union button
boforo omploying him.
' PuBBburg was well represented at
tho Bollovuo sports, Mike Seaman winning the 100 yards opon dash; Nat
Evans the high Jump, and bocoikI In
tho long.;Jump, and .Tones' pony got
second inonuy In tlio pony raco, Push.
burg bo.Vs know how, Eh!
Mrs, Duncan and family havo loft
Passburg on a visit to her pooplo at
Elko. •, A pleasant trip and a safo
retmrn, MrB, Duncan,
Good reports are at hand concerning the Passburg clay works, tlio clay
boliig of tho finest, quality. It Is
to, bo hoped that in the near futuro
wo shall ho able to show 'om how to
mako bricks. ,.,
Tho "Oltsorvor" was out on tho
prnlrlo tho other day taking a wip, hut
the mosquitoes became so . trouble-
somo that ho doeldod to wake up, and
was about to lcavo when a Htranxer
walked up and asked: "How much
longor wore the blooming files goin-K
to hang around here?" Tlioro was
nothing to it but to toll tho truth, and
wo Informed him that aa a rule thoy
hung around until they got their fill.
Tho strangor ruefully rubbed his nock
mm wbbuu, "\\uy me iWilliam loit)
can't thoy wimple somec>«<.' chuT'
The danno held at tho Slftvok Hall,
under the auspices of tho Slavok So-
cloty, was declared by all prosont to
bo a great success, Tho dancers
wore thoro in numbers from the nur-
rounding camps, Maple Loaf and Bollovuo, Tho music wns supplied by
tho Frank Band, who played some
vory choice selections of dance music.
Tbo fishing party that Journoyod to
tho South Fork reports fishing to be
very bum Just now, Tho only one to
catch any was Joe Chambers who declares that'If you give them tho right
on the first.     We expect them back
in a week or so.
We are pleased to see D. McKinnon
around again after a short stay at
the Central Hospital through injuries
received at the mine a week or so
The "Observer" last week'found
himself in a deuce of a predicament.
Some person approached him suffering terribly either from Scotland or
Ireland—or something stronger than
water—and endeavored to explain ln
detail how some member of the gentler sex had ruthlessly abused him; for
reading to everybody the contents of
the Ledger. And Its seems that thoy
were ln earnest, as far as names and
faces are concerned.- Better not describe expressions. Here's a • few:
"I am boss!" "Don't talk to me!'
"I am respectable!" etc., etc. " In our
opinion these members of the sweeter
sex have no cause for complaint, and
the Individual need not worry, because it is only narrow-mindedness,
or probably mental aberration. Nothing more or better than a pretence for
sociability is appreciated by this individual.
We are proud to be in a position to
inform the readers of the Ledger that
Passburg <;an boast of more than one
genius. Our old friend Dave has
left his situation and is now out on
the warpath prospecting, and confident of accumulating sufficient wealth
to carry him through a little trip to
Bonny Scotland. Keep water on the
shovel, Dave.
Mr. Nat Evans, an old-timer of the
Pass, blew in from the boggy country
this week, and like all the Michelites
has taken a fancy to this beautiful
burg, and is starting to work in a day
or so.
We had a visitor here the other day
from Michel, and it seems that his
face was familiar to some of the boys.
The reception given, however, had
been in cold storage for some two
two years—since 1911!
■ .Mr. Robert Peteri and Mr. Sam
Paton, of Hillcrest, were visitors at
Passburg on Sunday evening last.
With a smile that won't rub off.
We believe that through the able
manner in which Mr. Frank Allan is
conducting the visitors around the
Zoological Gardens, explaining the
habits and temperament of each animal, especially the grizzlies and the
hundred and one species of birds that
he is entertaining at the menagory,
he is the' means of creating a great
deal of attractions and interest, although there is still room for impro?e-
for the various quadrupeds. But
Frank assures us that better quarters
will be provided in the near future.
Intended visitors do not forget to 3ee
the Zoo before leaving the city.
A grand wedding took place at Burmis on'the 4th, the contracting" parties being Leon Contallno, of Burmis,
and Miss Dorothy Dean, of Blairmore.
It looks like an armed contest. Long
life and happiness to you Doth.
On Saturday Mr. J. Lipnicka, of
Burmis, received a wardship from, the
old country, and they decide no more
to part. The ceremony was duly performed. Extending long life and happiness to you both.
Mr. George Coupland, fire boss at
tho Burmis Colliery, Burmis, entered
tho bonds of matrimony on Saturday
with Miss A. Hutton, of Bellevue. We
cannot help but wish you a happy and
pleasant journey through life.
It would bo a good proposition for
Rockofollor or Carnegio to step into
Burmis and undertake to build a No.
2 Chicago, because tho demand for
houses has Increased considerably of
Into, Applications dally, but cannot
bo accommodated at present,
L. C. Stevens, one time superintendent at tho Davenport Colliery, was
visiting Passburg at tho request, of
tho authorities. Somo tlmo ago, unfortunately, Mr. Stevens was glvon
his tlmo chock for non-accumulation
of dividends. However, ho had a
ploiio for sale, bin could not possibly
sell it. at half price, and finally docld-
od to nifflo It, and this.Is tho outcome.
Ho attended the court at Blalrmoro on
the second Inst, .and at Burmis oh
tho 3rd. The caso is referred to tlio
Supremo Court at Mnclood, which sits
In November. Ball was allowed in
$500 "
an4 It is now thought that the C. P.
R. are behind the deal. The road is
to be the start of a branch to run as
far north as Retlaw.
The Canada West Coal Co. has submitted a proposition to the town for
supplying the town with water for the
next two years. At present the town
gets Its supply from the C. P. R.
Arthur Lee, the catcher of the Taber 'Crescents, was married to Miss
Minnie Falls the other day. The
wedding took place in Salt Lake City.
The young couple will reside on
Arthur's farm near Taber.
On Friday and Saturday, with attractions at the Palm Theatre were
the moving pictures of the Helen
Garden Co., "Cleopatra." The house
was crowded on both inghts.
The new picture palace on Hough
Street wil be ready for business in a
few days.
An old stager, well known all over
the mining camps, came to town on
Saturday in the person of Rod Mc-
Eachern. Rod has been working on
the railroad the last while back, but
the life was too tame, and he hit for
where the lights shine bright. But it
is a little doubtful whether Rod has
taken a groat deai of interest,in the
lumination of the town. - Umh! Umh!
" The Eureka Mine is working steady,
about ten men being employed. This
mine Is on a non-union basis, as thore
is no organization there and no agree-,
A new mine Is being opened up a
few miles north of town by a Belgian
company. Tbey fexpect to operate on
a scale. ,; ,
Jim Aldridge is in town this week
working on Norman Sowerby's house.
Jim reports crops in the north' country as looking good.
•Tom Young, an old-timer around
Taber, who has been Hving at tbe
coast for the last few years, has started work in the big mine. Tom reports the strike situation as looking
very favorable for the miners there.
The play, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," will
be put on in Taber on Monday night
next by a company who show under
Jim Green, who has been home-
steading near Maple Creek this summer, is back to camp. •
George Bizner got info some trouble
last week and Magistrate Layton fined him six dollars and costs. George
promised to be good in the future.
Jim Sullivan has- chucked up his job
at the Royal Hotel.
Mrs. Harry Brooks has had a telephone Installed ,,in her house this"
"week: '        '
The measles are still very prevalent
in town. Some children are having
a pretty hard time, but so far no
deaths have occurred.
The regular meeting of Local ■ 102
takes place on Sunday, when nominations for District Vice-President and
Secretary-Treasurer takes place. All
members are requested to attend.
ites, who appeared deeply interested
in the questions under discussion.
Several Crekites took in the Majestic Comedy Company's show at the
Grand last Saturday. The company
kindly run a special train for the convenience of the Coal Creek residents.
Another good show on Saturday, don't
miss it.
Two of our local Nimrods, Jim and
Billy Yates, returned to camp on Monday after a week hunting around Martin Creek. They were rewarded by
four grizzly bear hides, which will
fully repay them for their, labors.
Good for you, boys. °   ■
Joe Grafton and C. Deaney, of Bellevue, were taking a joy ride ln an automobile around this burg on Monday.
Tho boys are glad to see you, Joe.
The harvesters were at work on the
football field on Thursday. Say, Bob,
what sort of a crop did you get? Too
bad you caanot get more help.
Tony Vallario had his foot badly
by a sharp rock falling onto it whiie
following his employment as a miner
ia B. Prospect Mine on Wednesday
night. Ho was conveyed to Fernie
by the 11.45 p.m. train.
W. Waters employed as a driver in
No. 5 mine had his collar-bone broken
on Sunday last. He was conveyed
to Hospital on a special.
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us whether the Owls hoot and boost
Get 'em all, if you can.
J. S. T. Alexander, of fernie, was a
Hosmer visitor Monday.
For other camp news see page 4.
Liquor Cp.
Wholesale Dealers in
Mail Orders receive
prompt attention
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Sam .Tones, district inspector or
mines, Is la camp this wook, mnklng
bis usual Inspection of tho mines In
this vicinity.
A number of strange facos nrq to
bo scon those days at tho big mine
aa finite a few mon havo boen hired
Blneo the first of tho month.
Arthur Don!troy* hns mado a start
on a machine in tlio fifth west entry,
' Max Shultz has rournod from Uur-
dott, whoro ho wont to colobrato tho
glorious,, Fourth with his relatives,
Jack Tumor has gono on a two
»vcjuk»   vaiiiiiiou.   frank Lynbriclt Isi
worldly lu liln i>hi'o.
Norman Soworby, power houso engineer, Ib having a now houso built
this month.
A now power plant will ho In operation tomorrow night (ThursdnvV
Connections will bo made tomorrow,
this is a week Jator than was nntlel-
F. C. Douglas, a prominent real
estate man of this town, Is going up
the mountains to livo on IiIh fruit
ranch, Ho owns nbout two thousand
acres ot goodland nlong tho Kootenny River, which ho has surveyed into
Joint U> eat Uio <UU will WU »it uny  tun ucve plot*
Paddy King, an old timer ln the
Pass, has commenced to work at tho
Burmia Colliery. Doing fine, aajri,
Mr. fl. Smith and young Hawkins,
oi Hnrm»», Ml on a visit to Citlgary
The Taber Transit Company aro
starting to build their proposed line
from town north «o tho Whlto Ash
Lolllerlea. Tho company is coiapoB».l
of local men and some real 'Votat*
eiitate men of Calgary. Tho proportion hns been hanging fire all summer
A large number of tho supporters or
Coal Crok Football Club journeyed to
Hosmer on Saturday last with the
team, as great Interest was manifested in the game. Coal Crek found the
net during the first minute of the
game. Hosmer fought valiantly but
could not equalize. Neither could
tho Creekites Increase their score. A
hard gamo ended with tho result:
Coal Crook, 1; Hosmor, 0, Now, boys,
keop it up; you are in the running for
league honors, y ,"
Tlio football enthusiasts who could
not. got away to Hosmer on Saturday
last woro treated to an exhibition of
football of the old country First Division League ordor, as the Crook
Juniors entertained Hosmer Juniors
In the first, match for the Liplmrdt
Cup, Some good football was shown,
and lialf-tlme arrived with no score.
Tlio Hosmer kids put up a good fight,
and' glvon the samo opportunities tlmt
Coal Crook had, wo think tho result
would have been dlfforont, Of tho
gamo Itself, It must bo admitted that
Uio Crook had most of tho play In tho
second ■half. The result was 5--0 In
favor of tho Crook., The return game
with Hosmer Is scheduled for Friday,
July lltli, ut Hosmor.
A party of rod onthuRlasts loft camp
for a week-end fishing. Good bags
woro tho roBiilt of tliolr labors.
Tho bloodhounds- band Is getting
quite .common In this burg those days,
for there is hardly a week pawns hut
tliolr HervlcBH uro required, This
week tliey aHN"iublod to give the
"Coal Creek welcome" to Mrs. John
Ferguson, who arrived lu camp on
Monday ovonlng from Whitoltouso,
Cumberland, ISiiglaud, to join her husband, who had been In thia camp for a
long tlmo. Thoy havo made their
homo In the "Holy City," where wo
wish thorn both good luck. Sny, son,
It was loo bad of you not to let your
"dad" know of this.
SoII'b Kioto Circus Iii the onlv tbnnio
ot conversation iu this burg thoso
Hut a. LIU *:n a *li*i U C.'iiu Wt-atliur
tl.fl Creok will be well represented.
Tho football elub are entertaining
IJollovum In the league tournament up
hero on Saturday. Groat Interest centres nronnd this match on th* t«'r>
top clubs of the league table. Tho
following Is tho toam chosen to capture tho altuatlon on Saturday; Goal,
T, Hanns: Mcl.otchle and McFegan,
neks; Sweeney, arnoll and Whyto,
halves; Harper, Booth, Manning, Join-
son nnd Johnstone, forwards; reserve
10. Partridge. Como and boost for
the hoys In red.
We .regret that the following were
Inadvertently missed from tho honors
lint In tho -school report published laat
wenk, Among "•■' h'nders of their respective group*, Surah Mleholuk* Alex,
MSehelui: rw! <!«»*ff*« Fox,
Tho iriBHS meeting held on Sunday
Ipt received a largo number of"Creek-
Taking the hint from last weeks'
notes, our local health officer has
been busy—Result: Three property
owners have been convicted for keeping unsanitary premises. Keep the
good work going; Hosmer's a long
way from being a garden city!
Probably the best attended meeting the local has held since the strike
took place Sunday and various ques-'
tions of importance were discuss3d,
with the result that the pit committee
have their hands full for a while. The
nominations for the vacant district offices were discussed and lots of flattering references were read from different locals about prospective candidates for the vice-presidency, but
not knowing which to back we let fhe
race go by default. Nominations for
the office of Secretary-Treasurer was
left over for another week. ■ One of
our local officers was offered the
nomination; but seemingly he'd no ambitions along these lines.
_ Tbe local "Odd FeIlows_installP(L
their officers" Tuesday night. Some
members of the Fernie Lodge were
also in attendance. After the installation a social was.held and a fairly
good time is reported:
Hosmer and Coal Creek pulled off
their league fixture on aSturday last.
It suffices to say that Hosmer-had all
the play but lost the points.1 The
Creek scored a goal from a ball that
appeared out of play, the Hosmer
players looking on. J. Moore, of
Coleman, was the official in charge.
We almost wish that a correspondence
course in the rule of football was on
the market, then— Well, let it go.
Wo do a little grumble,
We'll register a  kick;
But leave It to yer humble-
Next year we'll do tho trick!
The Juniors put ono over on us.
Thoy woke Hosmer up with their
mirth on returning from the Creek on
Saturday night. A win, sure, was the
conclusion arrlvod at. However, wo
had another bitter pill—no, flvo— in
tho shape of an adverse scoro of 5—0
to swallow. But It's easy when you
arc used lo It.
Hosmer ,K. P.'s installed tho following officers for the next term:
C, C—IT, M. McDonald.
v: C—13. Noodle.
Prel.—A. Allan, A."
M. of W.—A, Millar.
K. It, S.—W .Ualdorstono.
M. of T.—W,, J. Slinmonds.
M. of J0x*~W. Whlto.
M. of A.—W. H. Craig
S. G.—II. Ilutson.
O. G.—A. L, Fortier,
Mr Soarlo, natlonnl organizer of the
Owls gathoral tlio'. Information lhat
.Hosmor Local Union had ,pased a resolution condemning* thu Ordur of
Owls. This Ih not correct, and nome
Individual has boon "putting on*>
over" on him,    it does not matter to
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B. C
COAL mining rights of the Dominion, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan ana
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the North
West Territories and in a portion of
the Province of British Columbia, may
be   leased   for   a   term   of   Uventy-one
Sears at an annual rental of $1 an acre.
:ot more than 2,560 acres wil be leasea
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 tli" rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
■des.cnl),,<i by sn-c-iions, or legal sub-divisions of sections, and in unsurvcyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out by the applicant himself.
Each apilcation 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 the
mine at the rato of five cents per tor,.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined an dpny the royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are not being operated, such
returns should be furnished at least
once a year.
The lease will Include the coal mising
rights only, but the leasee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine
»t the rate of $10.00 an acre. ,
Por full information application
should bo made to tho Secretary of the
Department ot the 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 caid for.
Office: Johnstone and Falconer Block
(Above Bleasdell's Drug Store)
Phone 121
"  Hours: 8.30 to 1; 2 to 5.
Residence: 21, Victoria Avcnu*.
Question set Candidate for B. C. Papers
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary, etc.
Offices:   Eckstein Building,
Fernie, B.C.
F. C. Lawe Alex. I. Fisher
Fernie, B? C.
Shilohs Cure
Third-Class Candidates
Tuesday, May 27th, 1913.    Time: 9
a.m.   to   12.30   p.m.   Sixty-five   per
cent,  required.)
il.) What are the duties of^the
Pireboss and Shotlighter as provided
in special and general rules? ]fl
(2.) What aro the requirements of
the general and special rules in reference 'to the inspection of working-
places? 10
(3.) "What arc requirements o* the
general rules in reference to blasting
ancl the use of explosives? 10
(1) What are the requirements or
the special rules as to the uso ot
safety-lamps? 1°
(5.) What are the requirements of
the general rules as regards the ambulance boxes? 1°
(G.) What are the requirements of
the general rules in reference to fencing? '   10
(7.) What do the general rules say
in reference to tlie withdrawal of
workmen? . 10
(S.) Make an imaginary report
showing some defect in the workings
you are supposed to have examined.-
(9.) What are the requirements of
the general rules in reference to ventilation? 10
(10.) ' What are the requirements
of the general rules in reference to
manholes and places of refuge?     10
passes per minute along an airway 6
feet high and 10 feet wide, the velocity being 450 feet per minute?       10
(7.) What do you consider best to
use for an overcast in a mine that is
producing CH4 or fire-damp: stone,
brick; iron or wood? Give your reasons. 10
. (S.) What is the cause of falls of
roof, and how would you make an inspection to determine the security of
the roof in the mine? 10
(9.) What are the causes of blown-
out shots, and what are the damages
attending them? 10
(10.) Ventilate plan glveni using
conventional signs. ' 20,
(2.) How many cubic feet of
marsh-gas will be required to be generated in a mine to render dangerous
a current of' 30,000 cubic feet per
minute? . -■, io
(3.) In an old mine generating explosive gases, -what dangers arise that
are not found in new mines generating such gases, and how would you
overcome such dangers? .10
(4.) State the causes of suddon outbursts of gas in coal-mines, and what,
in your opinion, should be done to prevent, accidents from this cause.     10
(5.) What are the principal orecau-
tions that may be taken againsts <-x-
plosions of gas and fires in mines? 10
(6.)   Which  is  the  most  difficult
gas to contend
plain fully.
(7.)    How many
would he necessary
with in milling?    Ey-
cubic leet of air
to dilute and ren-
A "Ledger" adv. is an
Third-Class Candidates
(Tuesday, May 27th, 1913. Time: 2
to 5.30 p.m. Fifty per cent, required
and not less than 65 per cent on the
(1.) Give the names, chemical
symbols, and composition of the different gases met with in coal-mines.
(2.) State the conditions under
which the presence of the various
mine gases may be expected, and how
may each be detected. 10
(3.) Name and describe .three
safety-lamps now in use. State which
you consider the best and safest, and
why. In what do their safety consist? 10
(4.) When, where and under what
conditions should safety-lamps be used in order to secure safety to ■work*'
men? 10
 (5,) IL_-v_ou„detected_gas_in_oiie_or.
Second-Class Candidates
(Tuesday. May 27th, 1913. Time: 9
a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Seventy per cent,
(1.) What are the* duties of the
overman as specified by the act and
special rules? 10
(2.)   What does the act say in reference to the employment of persons' j^jjj^ ^ a
around machinery? 10
(3.) What are the requirements of
the general rules as to blasting and
the use of explosives? 10
(4.) What are the requirements of
the. "Coal-mining Regulation Act" in
reference to places approaching abandoned workings? 10
(5.) What are the requirements of
the general rules as to fencing and
bratticing?- " ' '   10
(6.) 'What are the requirements of
the act in reference to inspection of
the workings of the mine? 10
(7.) State what the act says,in re-,
ference to the hours of employment
for underground employees. 10
(8.) What are the requirements of
the general rules in reference to ventilation? 10
(9.) What are the requirements of
the act in reference to rescue-work?
(10.) What are duties of the (a)
firebosses, (b) shotlighters, (c) timbermen, (d) Bratticemen, as specified
in special rules? • 10
der harmless 500 cubic feet of marsh-
gas, CI-I4?
(S.) Under what conditions may
after-damp  become  explosive?       10
(9.) What gases enter the composition of fire-damp and in what proportions? 6
(10.) Explain how the condition of
the weather and direction of the wind
may affect the production of gases In
coal-mines. 10
more working-places, what would you
do to secure the safety of   the   men
working in the adjoining places? 10
(6.)   How many cubic feet of air
Second-Class Candidates
(Tuesday, May 27th, 1913. Time: 2
to 5.30 p.m. Seventy per cent, required.)'
(1.) Nameu and describe the different gases found in coal-mines, What
are_the_dangers._to_llfe_and injurious
effects of these gases on the health of
the workmen? Give symbols, specific
gravities, and properties of these
gases. 15
Second-Class Candidates
(Wednesday, 'May 28th, 1913. Time:
9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Seventy per cent,
(1.)    What are the factors determining the quantity of air passing in a
given time? 8
(2.) If a water-*guage of 2 inches
passes 15,000 cubic feet of air per minute, what quantity per minute will a
water-guage of 8 inches pass in the
same airway? 12
(3.) What form of airway will give
the most air. with the same power? 7
(4.) .What is meant by splitting the
air-volume, and what advantages are
to be derived therefrom? 8
(5.) (a.) Describe the anemometer
and state its use in connection with
mine ventilation, (b.) Describe the
water-guage and its use in mines.   8
(6.) Describe the principles on
which a mine-fan operates and does
its work. 10
(7.) What horse-power is required
to pass 70,000 cubic feet of air per
minute when the water-guage reading is 9 inches? 10
(8.) What do you understand by
the term (a) motive column; (b) ven-
tilating-pressure; (c) spilt?
(9.) What is the total ventilating-
pressure in an airway 6 feet x 7 feet,
the water-guage being 1.5 inches?   10
110.) Ventilate the plan given, using conventional signs. 20
(2.)   Describe and draw a sketch of
pillar-and-stall working? io
(3.)   In case of squeeze occurring
in a mine of which you had charge,
endangering a heading and threatening to shut off part of the work, how
would' you  proceed to  stop  its progress? , 10
(4.)   How would you proceed to replace a set. of broken timbers in the
mouth of a slope or drift?     Explain
fully, taking into account.the different conditions of the top, sides, and
bottom,                                           ,  10
(5.)   State the method you would
employ in making an examination of
the rope, cage, and safety catches in
use at a coal-mine. 8
(G.)   The diameter of the piston of
an engine is 10 inches and the length
of a stroke is 15 inches; the engine
makes 250 revolutions,   per    minute,
with a mean effective pressuure of 40
pounds per square inch: what is the
horse-power of tho engine?              12
(7.)   If you are driving rooms  30
degrees off the entry, how far apart
.would you turn the rooms In order to
have each room 35 feet wide and leave
a pillar 25 feet between them?       10
(S.)   What useful purposes do overcasts serve in mine ventilation, and
which kind would you approve, and
why?                                                    10
(i.)   With what   safety-lamps   are
you familiar?    Explain the principle
and construction of thc   lamps   you
have used, and state which in your
opinion is the best to test   for   gas.
Which is the best lamp to work with?
state fully.                                      12
(10.)    What precautions would you
suggest to guard the employees in a
mine from possible accidents due to
the use of electricity?                      10
The house was situated on a small
farm just off the old gravel pit road
from Earlton station. There was a
small slashing around the house and
it was not until this caught that Mrs.
Johnston left her home. With a four-
weeks-old baby tyjy in one arm, her
suit case in her hand and three-year
old Ida clinging to her, Mrs. Johnston pluckily made the journey to
safety. The other three children, Ivy,
aged ten, Edna, aged eight and Dora,
aged six, accompanied their mother
and were forced to trail behind in the
The fire stretched across the road
near her home at the time and she
was forced to travel some fifteen or
twenty rods through the slashing, part
if which was in flames. The heat and
smoke was blinding, but she pluckily
continued until she reached a point in
the road where ' the fire had not
crossed. She continued on this road
until near the main line at Earlton,
where on account of the burning piles
of pulpwood, she was forced to take
a! roundabout course-through the
bush again.
Second-Class Candidates
(Wednesday, May 28th, 1913. Time:
2 to 5.30 p.m.   Fifty   per   cent,   required.)
 (1.) (a.) What determines the size
of shaft .pillars? (b.) What should he"
the general guide in any district in
fixing the size of slope, room, and entry pillars? iu
HAILEYBURY, Ont., July 1—The
tale of an heroic rescue of herself and
five small children from the flames
which destroyed their home near
Earlton on Monday was brought to
Haileybury by Mrs. Thomas Johnston,
who with her husband arrived practically destitute. Worried by the fires
and the vigil of watching them all day
long, Mrs. Johnston saw the wind
change and the flames leap down on
the clearing and her home a mile east
of Earlton aout six o'clock ^in the
evening. Seizing a suitcase in which
was packed a few valuables, she
traveled with her children a mile
through the blazing bush to the T. &
N, O. .main line at Earlton, where she
was taken care by a seotion gang.
Mr. Johnston was at Osseo, on the
Elk Lake branch, and did not know
of his wife's peril'at the time and it
was only two days after that he heard
of the fire and the plight of his family.
He immediately hurried back to
Earlton and brought the family to the
.hom_e_of his_brother_here.	
Look out for mine explosions when
the barometer begins to drop! This is
the new word that has gone out
among coal mine managers all over
the world. The weather bureaus are
beginning to furnish barometer predictions for mines.
The barometer tells the sea captain
of the approach of a storm well in
advance of trouble, but tlie warning is
not given so far ahead in the case of
the mines.. The weather bureau, however, can predict, the coming of low
pressure as a "low" moves across the.
•Methane is a dangerous gas in
mines, developing most seriously in
the old workings of coal mines; ahd
and it lias been established that when
the barometer drops, meaning that
the pressure of the air is decreasing,
the amount of methane increases. The
gas has less pressure of air to hold it
back and comes stealing out of nooks
and crannies. Extra precautions can
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Giunge uotizia da Charleston, West
Virginia, che per il momento e scom-
parso il pericolo di uno sciopero generate nel distretto minerario conosciuto
sotto il norae di New River, avendo i
padroni ceduti su alcuni punti.
Avendo essi sentito che vi era pericolo dl un nuovo sciopero, hanno facto
sapere immediatamente ai minatori
che avrehhero intavolato trattativ^
per appianare amichevolmente ogni
Le compagnie si sono rassegnate
alia dura necessita per il motivo che
e ora in progresso contro di esse un-
'investigazione governativa per assod-
are le loro responsabilita riguardo ai
disordini avvenuti a Paint Creek e
Cabin Creek durante l'ultimo sciopero
e vogliono mostrarsi conciliative per
non trovarsi poi fra le zanne della
Per il momento vi e sciopero nel
Distretto di Paint Creek e Cabin
Creek, avendo in questl ultlmi giorni
lasciato il lavoro anche altri operai.
laws against long hours, child- labor,
insanitary conditions, only incessant!-
monotonous toil for less than enough
to pay for daily bread. Seventy-five
per cent, of all the finishing work done
in the garment inGustry of , New
York is done in this way. Not only is
this form of work in itself intolerable, but it drags work and seriously
menaces the health of the, rest ot
the population. No home is so far
away from New York that one of
these . infected garments may not
reach it. The contractors say that if
Any one concern abolishes home work
it will* at once be ruined by competition with others which do not. This
may or may not be true. But the
question should not be left for the disputing parties to decide. In a case so
Intimately bound up with tho welfare
of the whole community the conditions should be regulated by the law.
The day of sophistical "justice" is
waning.—Collier's Weekly.
buried that day, and that there was not
going to be any inquest as Mr. Lock-
ard bad said so. Where Mr. Lockard
gets the authority to make such
statements no one knows. It seems
to me that it is time something was
done <to prevent this kind of -work
going on and instead of our inspectors
being won over by the glamour of cooperate interests they should prove
true to their trust. For instance, to
prove how incorrect some of his reports are, ve will take his own report for the year 1911 where he states
that there was 67 Japanese miners
and 98 Chinese miners in all the mines
at Cumberland and also that 20 per
cent giant powder was used in all
tha mines which was fired by a electric batteries. Note, that on the'20th
of May, 1911, a miner was almost
blown to atoms through the explosion
of a box of caps while he was endeavoring to make up a cartridge with
fuse. This evidently proves that his
reports are erronous.
As the writer of this article is a
striker, it is immaterial to him personally how these strike-breakers are
maimed .and mutilated but it is only
right that the actions of the Canadian
1 Collieries Co, and the government lt-
spectors should be revealed to the
public in general.
Yours, etc.,
1H0ST DUNCAN    Passburg
•*i**^H~**t:i .-m«
P. Carosella
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Cigar Store
Dry CooJs,fGroceriB, Boots and Shoes
Gents' Furnishings
Billiard and
Pool Parlor
Two Billiard tables
Three Pool Tables
Bowling Alley
Wholesale and Retail
Barber Shop
Shoe Shine
Billiards and Pool
Coffee and Sandwich
Hazelwood Buttermilk
Victoria Avenue
FERNIE, B. C.       Phone 34
Ogni lavoratore dl sentimento ele-
vota sa che negli scioperi di qualsiasi
genere non si e mai privi di stenti e
sacrifici, come li provano ora i minatori di quest! dintorni. Ma pure di
ottenere l'agognata vittoria, essi' son
lleti di soffrire, di sdpportare qualsiasi disaglo e privazione.
Malgrado le hrutalita che commet-
tono i galeotti delle compagnie contro
gli scioperanti, lo sciopero di Vancouver Island continua ad infuriare sempre
di piu.   E' stata sparsa la   voce   che
questo sciopero era   terminate;    ma
questa   e   una   menzogna   inventata
dagli agenti delle    compagnie,    alio
scopo di ;arruolare un maggior numero
di crumiri.   In guardia dunque:  non
fidatevi delle Agenzie di collocamento.
'Per fai; conbscere al,   puhblico    il
modo con cui noi scioperanti siamo
trattati, devo render palese una mal-
vagita commessa da due sbirri contro
un compagno dl lotta.   Una sera della
scorsa settimana,   mentr'egli   faceva
rltorno da una passeggiata e si dirige-
va verso casa sua, due sbirri, senza
provocazione, senza dir verbo, g'i furono addosso e lo rldussero all'lmpoten-
za.   Sporta denunzia, si fece la causa.
II Tribunale, come Pilato, se ne lavo
le mani, annullando la causa, dicen-
do non esservi luogo a procedere!...
Povera giustlzia!...
I minatori del Vancouver Island
sono sempre solidall e decisi alia re-
sistenza finohe le compagnie non sr
decideranno a render ioro giustizia.
Per potere riportare la palma della
tutti i lavoratori onesti e coscienti, col
rimanere lontani da questo Distretto
sinche non sia cessato lo sciopero.
Non vendete il vostro onore, il vostro
braccio agli ingordi capitalisti: siate
fedeli alia vostra classe.
. Noi^ diventate crumiri!!     ,      1
Quel pochi maledettl "scabs" cho
lavorano in queste miniere in compag-
nia del Cinesl o del Giapponesi, tosto o
tardi si troveranno pentlti: dovranno
far fagotto e camblar aria. Continu-
ate pure, tradltori infami, a.rovinare
la nostra causa: anche per vol verra
11 giorno" ill scontarne ii iio.
Quest! disgraziati, che dovrebberb
essero n centomila piedi sottoterra,
si trovano purtroppo ovunquo l'unione
tenta splegare la beneflca sua opera,
Compagni di lotta e dl fedo: Restl-
amo fermi, lmpavidl sulla breccia: la
vittoria sara indubblamente nostra.—
L, France Chlni, Cumberland, B, C.
The following communication   wai
crowded out of last week's issue:
Bar Unexcelled
All White Help
Call in and
see us once
J, Graham, ^k
Large Airy Rooms &
Good Board
Ross & Mackay lm.
Tho cost ot moat wont soaring up
To figures past belief,
Till Jones upon his table had
A substitute for bee!. i
Tho price of clothes wont kiting; up;
Ills purso was far from full,
And so Jones woro upon his bnck
A substitute for wool.
Tho cost of land and rent wont up
Whorovor ho might ronni,
Till Jones could only livo within
A substitute for homo,
At last poor Jones hlmsolf went up, '
Ami fared wondtnR woll.
"Como In," St, Potor Bald,;"you"vo had
Your substitute for holl."
List of Locals District 18
•v <n<r* r*.
NAME 8EC. and P. O. ADDRRE98
Danfehoad...,..  P, Wheatlov, nnnkh*nd. Alt*
j*eaver Creek t,., Wm. Davis, Beaver Creek, via Plnchor, Alt™.
IhVtittau,...,.,,.,.,,, Junius liurkc, Uox 38, Uellovue Alta.
niaJrinore............ W. I* Evans, Dlalrmoro, Alta.
Burmis  T. O, Harries, Tasshurg, Alta.
Carbondalo J, Mitchell, Carbondale), Coleman, Alta.
Canmoro...,.,,, N, D. Tbcchuk, Canmore, Alta.
•Z-tiUmAu , W.  Grjt ijiiu, Coleman, Alta,
Corbin J. Jones, Corbin, D. C.
Chinook Mines....... W. R. Hughes, Chinook, via Diamond City, Alt
Diamond City J, H, Thomhlll, Diamond City, Lethbridge,
Fernie. Thos. Uphill, Fernie, D. C.
Frank., ....Evan Morgan, Frank, Alta.
Hosmei*  W. RaMcr-atono, IToamev, B, C.
Hlllcrest Jas. (Jordon, Hlllcrest, Alta,
Lethbridge , L.  Jfuoru, ITS I SluU Avenue, N. Lethbridge.
L-Bbbrldge Collieries.. Frank Barrlngham, Coalhorst, Alta.
Maple Leaf........... T. O. Harries, Pasaborg, Alta.
Michel...,, , M. Burred, Michel, 11. C.
Monarch Mine  Wm. Hynd, Klein P. 0, Taber, Alta.
Fa*«b«rg T, 0. Harrfca, Passburg; Alfa.
Royal View. ,. <7e«. .in tfsn, Royal CoIItortoa, Lat&bttdg&, Atta
Taber.....,,..,.,,,,, A Patterson, Taber, Alt*
Following tho Bonding'of letters ".o
the city pny-mnstor tho touchers nml
principals In tho Now York public
BclioolH, In which thoy epmpl-nln thoy
hnvo beon having trouhW■■ "''.'getting
thoir pay, an examiner who was Boat
by the commltteo of Inquiry of tho
bort'rd of educnllon to InvoHtignto tho
pnyinnstor'H offlco, reported todny
thnt nt least 10, per cont, of tho writ-
era of these letters displayed "Incredible Illiteracy nnd iRnornnco."
It Is evident that In this cnao only
the pnymsslnr In to bo blnmo't for
tho Incredible Illiteracy and Ignorance
of'thoso teachers. Wo cnn only-won*
dor why Uvoao unpaid girls did not
put some onths In thoir letters.
Honnons or &wtAT shops
During tho last few weeks 1R0.000
men, women and young girls In the
garment Industry of Now York City
have I*>ft thflr benches nnd *mnchln**n.
arid hnvo gono out on strike lor hotter conditions. Prominent nmohg
their demands Is the abolition of tenement work, called with pathetic Irony
"home" work. Of all th© blots upon
our Industrial civilization, this "sweating" system Is perhaps the biggest and
tho Mnckeut, Home, Indeed! Two
rooms, or one, tn a crowded, dirty
t-toittomtml—-nlrl-mrt, dnrk, fluttered be*)
yond belief with the mlxed-up refuse
of daily living and Incessant toll;
rank with the germs of the dread
diseases that come from hunger and
crowding tad prom!».eu«".it* living;
cold and cheerless snd aad. Onlv a
sort of workshop, but Infinitely worse
than any shop, for hern there are no
Cumberland, B. C, June 27th, 1913.
To the Editor, District Ledger-
Dear Sir: °I would be very much
obliged if you can find space in your
valuable paper for this communication
in ■, reference to our struggle in Cumberland and the actions or our so-
called government officials.
Since the inception of our struggle-
in Cumberland we have been retarded considerably, by the existence of
these so-called officials who are supposed to be  carrying out  the  laws
according to the Mines Regulation Act.
But who, we find have bsen controlled by those in    possesion    of the
mines, and have  given little or no
attention to the miners who are now
working in the mines.   Dealing with
this matter   it   will   be   as   well   to
explain some of the wrongs which are
the chief causes of complaint.    Before the beginning of this struggle
the  miners  in  Cumberland  had  one
of their own men representing them
on the board of examiners that he
might have a say as tonvhether a man
was competent or not before he was
entitled to a certificate. , For twelve
months previous to the lock-out,,while
this miner was acting in that capacity there was only one Orential who
was  considered   capable'   of  being  a
competent miner.  But the first month
gan operating their mines with strikebreakers who consisted of Orentials,
the miners representative  was notified to the effect that he could   no
longer act as  representative  of the
miners.   The  same, night .when  the
board of examiner^ sat it was composed    of ' comPiIny "officials,"   Bill
Jones from Ladysmith, acting as miners representative.    This same man
Jones has acted as an official of tho
Canadian Collieries Co. for a number
of years up until the present lock-out.
When thore was no work for him as
an   official   through   the   lock-out   in
Ladysmith he was sent to Cumberland and I am informed th.it he was
acting as fire-boss whon   sitting   as
miners  representative.   At  this  particular sitting thero wis fifty Orientals received certificates'ns competent miners who woro refused twelve
months previous.
By tho time tho bonrd sat the next
month tho coal barons had collected
together a hunch of strike-breakers of
ull imtionalltieH, many of whom
could not Bpenk, rend or wrlto the
English language Some of the strikers who seem to ho' prying nlways into somo ono olsos business walked Into the court houso to soo who and
whnt kind of mon thoy wero that wore
applying for theso certificates, upon
thlor arrival inside thoy wero surprised to soo whnt is stated above as ho
lug correct. In fact tho Inspector,
himsQlf, pointed out a J.ipanoso who
hnd refused tx certificate' on' sovoral
occasions boforo but got one thnt
night, Thoy ovon found out thnt n
now system had boon .Inaugurated,
that of presenting references; nnd
quite a number of Inexperleucud mill-
orB piiBnod with certificates who had
novor boon nuked a (lunstton. Instead
of things getting bettor thoy soem to
he Rotting worse,ns time goos on,
ltcnco tho reason of so many fatal
nnd noii'fntnl aceldonts In Cumborlnnd
which hns turned out to ho n veritable njnughtcr, hounri through tho operators .Kreod for wealth. It was
ovon pfovoh -that for six months after
thoy began working tho initios-with
senb lnbor that a"gns committee hnd
novor boon appointed. The pit-bosses
and superintendent In their uvldoncn
before the labor commission sworo
thtt time statu nliowi, \\'o ha*>« mum
ruinierotiH reports of record breaking
In Cumberland Inioiy but tho only record that' hns ,boen broken Is tho
maiming anil killing of Inexperienrel
mon who are, employed ns strike-
breakers..;      ,|
To Drove Hint thl« Ktnto-mmt k mired compnro the Inspector's report
itutu ociuiior tht, Ijfi, to April ;tuiii,
UUM, with the inspector report for the
ywir l^tl, which reads n't follow?.-
Fntnl accidents for 1911, 17th of
Sept.—Jos. Lntr/p; nth of Nov.-UIffo
Advertise in the Ledger
and get Results.
We Are Ready to Scratch
off your bill any item of lumber not
found just as we represented. There
is no hocus pocus in
,   This Lumber Business
When you want ^spruce we do not
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
aro taking chances they wouldn't encounter if they bought their lumber
— Dealers In —
Lumber,,. Lath,   Shingles,   Sash   and
Doors.    SPECIALTIES—Mouldings,
Turnings, Brackets, and Detail Work
OFFICE AND YARD—McPherson ave.
Opposite G. N. Depot.   P.O. Box 22,
Phone 23.
Vice will never be eliminated by
raids and arrests, investigations and
reports. We have reported and raided for the past 3,000 years. We are
making the old, old mistake of trying to get rid of bad results without
stopping the detrimental -sources. We
are striving to clean the public river
of morals at the mouth, while allow-
Grand Union Hotel
Best of Accommodation
We cater to the workingman's trade
G. A. CLAIR :-; ,        Proprietor
||   THE     n.
Home Bank
omomA^ 854
Notice is hereby given that a Dividends the rate of Seven per cent.
(7 ) per annum upon the paid-up Capital Stock of this Bank has beeu
declared for the three months ending the 31st May, 1913, and tho
same will be payable at its Head Office and Branches on and after
Monday, June 2nd, 1913. The Transfer Books will bc closed from tha
17th to the 3lst Jlay,^9l3j_Jot^lji:s„ju.clusiv,e y	
ing-the wells and springs that make
the river to remain poisonous.
Society can rid itself of nine-tenths
of its vice if it will change fundamental social conditions. Society cannot rid itself of niuetv-fiveone-hun
dredths of its vice if we remain satisfied, with dealing with, results, instead
of causes. Reports do not , reform,
^r.ri arrests do not stop. Society is
selfish and sordid at the bottom, and
so vice creeps out at, the top. Stop
vice? Where shall we start? Givo
every girl who works a sufficient wage
to support herself. Give every man
of mature age a sufficient wage to enable him to marry. Clean up our sor-
did tenements, with their overcrowding and lack of privacy. Eliminate
child labor, Give the' young people
wholesome ancl sufficient recreation.
See that a "living wage' Is paid for ail
,work, so that body and soul may be
woll nourished,
We can build a hundred *rcseu*?
homos In every city, and vice will still
bo with us. Wo can Inc.renso our reform schools n hundrc'lfo'd but vice
will bo with us until wa removo the
causes of vice, The main causes of
vico aro economic nnd "social. Morality depends moro on n living wago
than on rcscuo homes.—Tho Butterfly.". *. ■„    '   *
• The Annual Meeting of the Shareholders of the Home Bank of Canada
will be held at the Head Office, S King'st., West, Toronto, on Tuesday,
the 24th day of June, 1913,  at 12   o'clock  noon.
By Order of tho Board,
Toronto, April IGth, 1913. General Manager.
It is the intention at the above Meeting to submit for tho consideration and approval of the Shareholders a By-Law to authorize tho Increase
of tbe Capital Stock of tho Bank to $5,000,000. *
FERNIE        :: :: :: B.C.
i.om; ,«mson
mm i.a\t>
i.inv I'Hiii.s iv>y Hints
5JI Ptinjir tl, Wttl, VINCOUVilt, ft. C.
"I Grow Hair, I Do
Fac-Siin lies of Pro/, Geo. A, Garlmv
Livery, Feed
and Sale Stables
First elsss Horiei. for Sals.
ftuyn'Htirr-rs on Ct'OimUJ.w*)
i,iM .tt ^ii lii-l'Mi-il nt.'Hi.     Still Imvi' il ai .Vi
Young Man, Younff Woman, Which do you prefer.
XICI8 VVl.lt III-J.W.T1IV lion*l (if hair on'n flk'nn iniil Jioiiltlty scalp, fron
from Irrluutfiti, or a bal.l Iwtui nn.) n UlfK-iiHiMl mid JitIUWo scalp uovured
with ncrIi'H, (.'otiiinnnly culled Dandruff.
MMM3M ox Till'. NCMIJ' of un Holly Irritation Ih ltonltlvu proof your Imlr
nnd Ntralp In In n dlm'MHOd -nonunion, nn hciiIci commonly oall-ud biitolnrff,
oi'lKlufitL'N from ono of tint followlntrl'itruxilclnl I'lMmNot af tlio Capillary
OliindH, mi uii a* (8«l)oniit>a, Mlcca, ('rtpltlM, Totter, AlupiMiln, or Kxommi)
and npt'tnln to 'result .In alwoluio lniiilnchH ihiIomn cured bofort, tho n«rm
Iiiih tlio C'didllni'V OlfuidH deNtroyeil, liuldn.'ioi nml tlio Ihhn of Imlr Ih nl,.
'woluiely  umtPri'UHiiry  mnl  very  ttulioeomliiKi1
.11,1, tllMUM:* HV Till! IMIlt md.-■ luvtiy llko dow under my ueleutlflo
trentiueiit, mid 1 jiohHKI}' Imve tin. only   (.y^iom    „t    tn-ittment  ho   r'jii*
laiown to n.'lcmv liml Ih i»u,»|t|V(!ly und liellluuieiUly 'iMlllOH' iiiHf!iim»H
of tho Imlr mid pnnnntfiiK new Mrowth, Tlm Imlr I'tui l„. I'tiliy riMlored
tu ItH nnturiil tlilohiH'HH nml vitality on nil lieii.lx tliat wllll kIiow ftiw Imlr
nl' fuz*'. I<> |,i'i,vi' tin" rmiN ni'«. n.tt (I.r.I,
I HAVH A VV.tlVV.iiT HYHTVM of treutiunit !'<>»• out of tti>> illy tn>o|,ln
Win, t:;inii«>t I'uliitJ to lliu fur |m-i>,,uu1 IfeHimi'iit. tWIHTK TO.|»AV) for
«|U,,iitloii Uliuik iuul lull t>i"',l,!utai'». Knrlot-e Mtnioii nud nietitlrm UiIn
jiiipff,   My jn'jceit mill  turniK an:  reiiHoiiiihl"-,    My ihii-mi ore pimltlvo anil
"CoriHiilt (he fli-i t mnl Profit by  'X, Veiii.t  I'lactlia!  K)»|ierlfiii,'e,"
Prof. Ceo. A. Garlow
tvutw*. tnuii biti'Mtjie Hair ami Sculp Specialist
Fatal n<*c3dcnt8 for sovon( months
while operating tlio mines with strike-
iu*<:.1h \*H2, Mah FunR Sinn
Vol. 25, 1013, Loo dum Yui|«.
Apr. 19, l»i;t, Kllas Dovlna;.
Apr, llf, I it I A, tlw. Contincnzo.
Apr. 20, litV'i, Thomas Smith.
Numerous nthorti hnvo o<»^n reported as liolntj killed tn theso mines and
th»» following: would !esd out* <;> bt>
llttvti tlmt mtonn .irrt trim, ona nlKU
at No. 1 trtAzln sh«d while four of our
ttrlfc*** it tit*: wsHlsg Ut \ha train
Ihpy mttrhfftri] t% mn*t*rmt1tm h*-
tw'ecA'iwo of tbe surveyors to 4he ef-
f-pct tliat a rhfnnman who had he-tin
George Barton    Phono 78
.   Bli'l'S'tfe^S;
cHumtn* OOM-
Wh«a youir fi«»«i4l tnottttf nt W«f tl<**tf ittm u|**» (t it »«rjt
«o«**»i*«t l>» fiiuS th« y<Ki tut*. Mt i»Wy »»tU» ■ funmf m,*nty mhlck had
h*rn (jr-4.1 uliy in'cummulntJay in luit'i ii-mint I*. i-i'il ixcaii.tnklly, A
4*pO*H ,.(ttiit iiX.it »i!i*<*p*B«uth tn »<-"..i!ht I.r yi%t with th* U.*m. Hani,
*.ul lull........a..4 ...I*.,ml «...W |>«Hl .1 ...Ki,,.i I't.tik ,»io ..i, .i\ *m<mnu
m-tt *>.*4t>U*t, i,.
Mtso f»rtct »*>5
a Mt-UNCHra in
i C/ROINTO QtNifti.i*i«Ni«ii
J. T. MACDONALD, M&nmger
ome Specials for Saturday
Ladies' Handbags
New line of late styles of Ladies' genuine Leather
Hand Bags. All the newest styles of Hand Bags
in genuine leather-lined with either leather or silk,
and fitted up with all necessary accessories. The
frames are all reinforced and the mountings are
silver, gilt, gunmetal, oxidized and leather. The
leathers are suede, seal, patent leather, goat nnd
pebble; and the colors black, tan, marrion, navy,
purple,, green and grey. There are an" exceptionally large variety of styles and thc values are extraordinary, priced from $1.25 to $16.50
Specials in Men's Oxfords
Special Sale of Men's   Oxfords   in   Patent   Leather,   Gun
Metal, Yelour Calf and Tan Calf, made! by the Just Wright and
Invictus Shoe Manufacturers.
Reg. values up to |6.00 - - Special Saturday $2.50
Silk Waists
$5.00 Silk Waists for $3.75
Plain blues, browns, tan, blaek and Copen; made
with Dutch collar and cuffs, trimmed with self-
covered buttons in sizes 34 to 44.
Special , Each $3.75
Dress Ginghams
3 Yards 25c
Good, serviceable Ginghams in strips and cheeks,
27 inches wide, grey, broAvn, navy, pale blue, tan,
and black checks and stripes.   Patterns suitable
for dresses or children's wear.
3 Yards for .....- 25
30c. Paper Brass Pins, all good needle points and
200 assorted sizes, on sheet.     Special 5 for .25
Some Specials in Shirts
Special Sale, of Shirts for Saturday, Negligee and Outing
shirts, Stiff Cuffs or Soft Cuffs and Soft Collars. The patterns are
now and colors guaranteed fast.       Regular values run up to $1,75
Special for Saturday .75c
'Men's Invisible Suspenders, Two Point pr Four Point, reg-
ular .50c per pair, on sale Saturday at -   / .35c per pair
Saturday Grocery
Summer Underwear
Men's Summer Underwear, Two Pieces or Combinations in
White and Natural Balbriggan, White Mesh, B. Y. D., White Lisle
Thread and Light WTool.    Prices range from .50c to $5.00
Liquid Ammoniaj pints -..'.' 2 for    .25
Gilt Edge Shoe Polish, , per bottle    .20
. Shredded Wheat' Biscuits per pkg!.   .10
Braid's Best Coffee, fresh ground 2 lb.    .85
Blue Ribbon Coffee 1,1b, tin   .40
Lowney's Cocoa .-. Ak lb. tins   .20
Kelowna Peaches 2 lb. tins, each    .15
Pumpkin, 3 lb. tins 3 for    .25
Seeded Raisins, 12 oz 2 for    .15
Evaporated Prunes 3 lbs.    .25
Golden Dates   2 lbs. . .25
Crosse and Blackwell Jam 4 lb. tins    .65
Dalton 's Lemonade  2 bottles    .25
Clark's Cambridge Sausage 2 lb. tins    .45
Shamrock Matches    '. .per pkg.    .20
Red Cross. Sour Pickles  20 oz.    .25
Red Cross Sweet Pickles , 20 oz.    . .30
Heinz Pork and Beans, med. size 2 for    .35
Pure Cane Sugar  20 lb. sack 1.20
Baby's Own Soap per box    .25
White Gloss Laundry Starch 3 for    .25
Tomatoes, 3 lb. tins 7 for   1.00
Cor'n,.2 lb. tins 2 tins    .35
New Washington Potatoes  6 lb,    .25
New Washington Onions 6 lbs    .25
New Washington Carrots  .6 lbs.    .25
Assorted Soft Drmks  .per doz.    .90
Universal Wringers   \. each 3.25
' White Swan Yeast 6 for    .25
Money Saving Prices
The Store of
July 7th.—Rupert P. Shiers, aged 22
years and 7 months. The remains
were shipped to Cayley, Alta., on July
The program of sports for school
children which was postponed from
July lst will be run off on Saturday,
July 12th, at 2 p.m., on tho Coal Company's lawn,
'Miss Emily Atkinson, of Fornlo Annex, wishes to thank tho doctors and
nursing staff of the Fernlo Hospital
for the kind and sympathetic treatment sho received during her 21
weeks sojourn In that institution.
Sunday services at "the Knox Presbyterian, Church — 11 a,m, and 7,30
p.m.; preacher, Rev. A. S, Martin,
B,D. '. At the evening sorvlco the
local body of tho ordor of Freemasons will attend divine sorvlco.
Subject, "Jachln and Doaz."
The authorities have evidently decided that smart sentences have to
be imposed in order to put a stop
to the petty pilfering that has been
going on recently in the hotelB and
rooming houses of the city, and Mike
Sodi, for stealing a suit of clothes,
watch and chain and ring at the Imperial Hotel was given 0 months this
A little burst of speed cost D.
Davidson $11, when charged with furious driving.
Davo Elliot, wns charged under tho
Liquor Act with being drunk whilo
on the list and was fined $20.
Tom Denning for "having no visible'
got one month.
Held on Dominion Day, July 1st, 1913
From Halo of tickets $120.00
From Hox Offlco ....   71.80
• $200.SO
Ront of theatre .... $ 2R,00
Free Press (printing) in.00
Lnilpor (printing) .. ,,'Ti.OO
O, Percy (nccorop'st) fi.00
Miscellaneous       fl.00
Following are the remits   of   last
Saturday's games:
Pernio, 8; Blalrmoro, 1.
Coleman, 4; Michel, 0.   Referee, F,
Hosmer, 0; Coal Crook, 1.  Roforeo,
J. Mooro.
Hlllcrest, 2; Bollevuo, 1.
Played on the grounds of the first-
named clubs.
PWLDFor Agst P.
It is a truo fac simile of an Ideal
home on the Red River, the sotting
having been constructed and painted
from actual photographs, secured by
Manager Leon Washburn. Mr. Washburn is most exacting, even In the
most minor details of a production.
Where another manager would be contented with papier mache plains
Manager Washburn must have tho
real article. Ho engaged the services of a chemist who finally produced a shellac by the use! of wnlch
tho cotton plant may be preserved in
ItB natural state indefinitely. The
several hundred plants,, used in; the
Stetson production are exactly as they
woro whon removed from a Loulsana
plantation ln the height of the cotton
picking season. Words utterly fall
in even faintly doplctlng this beautiful
picture It mUBt be seen to bo appreciated.
Halaneo on hand
$ M.00
fl. O'TmiEN, Sop.
Coal Creok
nellovuo ..
Coloman ..
Hlllcrest ..
Mlchol ....
Hosmer ...
Blalrmoro .
Fernlo .....
,. 0
.. 9
. 8
, 10
,,* 0
;. o
20— 15
22- 5
A propaganda mooting will bo,hold
nr,*-! a.-iftdo" rivrmlni» nt tht* )r,»nor hit}]
tit, 7.30,     The new pamphlet publlHh-1
ed by the KxoouUvo onuilml, "notiuu-1
torn and tlm Survival of tlio Fittest,"
wil! be thi*mihjwt   for   dlmMis-Mon.
Tliis pamphlet Is written ,by the author of the "Hod FlaR,"    I would nlso
... , * .     ,,     ,..,,..    nil*-..*.*!*-."     in     Mm
Western Clarion. , Tho Dominion Km-
cut ive imve secured the right to publish In Bc-rlnl form tho "Iron Heel.'
It la written by ono or the most fnm-
nun author* on thu American continent, .lack London. Every Socialist
ntinnltl ht, nraimInfM with this powerful and thouKht.comp«Hln*K story. Tho
n.nrv In liook form will cost wvonty-
five cents (7r.c.) This work, tho
Western Clarton, and n number of
■articles of an educational nature, will
cost you ono dollar per year.
Comrade*, your presence at the les*-
»ir ball next Sunday tinning will manifest th'i ■fifnecrfff r,t ywir rnvntf,
W. U PHILLIPS, Or«auJ**«r.
Aftor a deal of correspondence
Pat Connolly lnformn ub that ho has
secured Freddie Welsh for the 22nd,
and that ho will hox IT. round with
Mllto Murphy at, tlio Fornlo Arena.
Welsh Ih too woll known to need
nny hooRt from uh, while Mike Murphy in ono of tho best lightweights
on the other sido nml will, It Is claim-
♦-(I, Miutt tfimnxi*' i<u *i,*> \<,,*}t i .i.ii
:y:i\ tkvf.r* Mike 1*' f.niHofl \ty w<ny
sports as the enmlnp; champion among
the lightweights, and we havo not the
slightest doubt that tho context will
bo tho best exhibition ever witnessed
In Pernio, Put claims that thin Ih to
]>o « rail I'ontm ami no nmti nciu-i
stunt.    Woll, It will b'o a chnng*.
There will bo two good preliminaries, If thoy can bo arranged In time.
As there Is every likelihood of a
record crowd, got your ticket early.
A 17-joweled watch'and chain; $5
In gold; pearl tio pin; or a handsome
ring. You can secure one of thoso
from us—just havo a try.      ••
• At tho Grand Theatre Saturday Night
j July 12th
< Onr- of the prettlcut and trust-to-
j n.imre ofngo pictures evr created Is
j the cotton picking seem? in the mm-
popular prcducUon or f-tiMMti'-s "I'nc!*
I Tnm'* f'nbln," which In to lie w.n tit
1 the Grand Theatre on f5.uurd.iy, July
Says President White '
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind—Notwithstanding provious denials, statemonts are
still being mado and persistontly sir-
culated .throughout Wost Virginia aud
olsewhore, that tho Unltod Mine
Workers of America nro endeavoring
to unionize tho mino workors of West
Virginia for tho purposo of excluding
Wost Virginia coal from tho markets
of tlio country,
Onco again I.emphatically dony thin
chorgo. It Is iintruo In ovory particular, Thoro Is not ono grain of
truth whatovor In tho accusation.
Tho samo charge was made In the
years 11)00 and 1902 In tho anthracite
coal region and throughout tho east,
regarding tho organization of the nn-
tlinicltii mino workors. It was widely
circulated thon that tho movoment to
organize tho anthracite mine workers
wns In tho interest of   tho   wontorn
MiUlMllltMIt)   IHM-i  miUiiADia-"Wc-ai. VI* -
:*'!il:i njirrntnrr. Included,' Time hn<«
'completely disproved that absurd
chargo. instead, slnco tho organization has grown iind Increased In. tlio
anthracite region, tlio production of
conl has increased at a rapid rato.
ll1 contracts were imuie iievweuTi ine
Wost Virginia coal operators nnd the
United Mino Workors of Amorlcn, it
would ho upon tho basis of fair dealing mid competitive equality, Such
agreement would bo mado by and between tho Wost Virginia coal operators and miners, -exclusive of any outside Influence. Tho location nnd relation of Hut Status oial fluldsi to thc
market* of tho country, railroad
facilities nnd freight rotes nre all Important fnctora which must be considered tn determining the terras of
an agreem«nt
Tho United Mino Workers of America It ft business organUatlon conduct
ed on a business principles. It is its
purpose to build up, not to tear down;
to construct, not to destroy; to promote right relations between employers and employes; to encourage
thrift and Industry and raise the standard of citizenship among the mine
workers of our country.
If the coal operators of West Virginia were excluded from the markets
of the nation, would not the mine
workers employed by them be thrown
Idle? Would not the United Mine
Workers be as toucIi Interested in the
miners \ of West Virginia as thoy
would bo in tho minora of Illinois, In?
diana, Ohio -and other states? And
would, not tho West Virginia mino-s
guard their Interests as carefully as
tho miners of other states? Wouid
It not appear to bo inconsistent that
the mine workers of West Virginia
would bo party to pny plan of organization that would destroy tho Industry in which they wore engaged and
upon which depend their livelihood.
Regardless of whnt anyone may
say, the fixed law of compotltlvo
equality must always govern In making wage agreements and this is what
would bo dono in case agrooments
wore entered into between the operators and miners of West Virginia.—
John P.Whlte,--U. M. W. A. Journal.
Loft in Post Offlco box, bunch of
keys with clinin attached. Will finder
kindly turn In at wlcltot.
"All won nro croatod equal." It wan
so written on the blackboard ot rovolutlon, an a Bolf-ovldorit truth; but tho
Infant class tn political reading still
stammers and mumbles, after struggling ovor it all thoflo gonoratlons. For
a long time theso blundering children
road Its "All men (oxcopt negroes,
Indians nnd womon) aro created
equal." And yonr aftor yoar, to tho
beat of tho drum and blaro of trumpet,
thoy gathered on tho Fourth of July,
and nnild tlio waving of flags nnd thn
flaming of rockets, thoy shouted tliolr
"'■r'c.!*'".'.f VCV','.C,.1 of *V*1" ttAWnnf of
polVtlcnl sentiments. Hut it is not in
tho nature of error to persist. Ultimately it must yield to truth, though
when self-Interest intervenes It nmy
bo slow.—Tho Public. . ■
A .sucker is a fish, it is not worth
the little worm it takes to catch him,
but the human sucker ls caught with
an empty hook, and hook In the gills
at that .
A Bucker ls the "hoodoo" who buys
A sucker is a fellow who signs a
packages of soap with $10 for $5.
receipt for a carload of grindstones,
and finds the next woek that ho had
signed a note for $200.
A sucker is a youth who stakes his
money on pasteboards, whon he don't
know a bobtalled flush from a boiled
owl, f.
The sucker is the man who sits
around1 on the stroots nnd abuses
everybody behind their backs and imagines people don't get to hear about
It.  ':.  •■■ .:*   _*  .... *
A sucker Is tho smart Alexander
who knows more nt twenty'than his
grandfather did at eighty.
The world and tho wator are full of
suckers and tho shoroB aro lined with
sharks. The curront is principally
down stream nnd tho suckers must
swim against tho current If thoy don't
want to bo swallowed up.—U. M, W,
A. ■Journal.
sixteenth century that coal was used to any extent ln Paris; In Germany
the date of the beginning was even
A 17-jeweled watch and chain; $5
in gold; pearl tie pin; or a handsome
ring. You can secure one of these
from us—just havo a try.
Bellevue Hotel
Best Accommodation  In the  Pass.—   **
Up-to-Date — Every   Convenience.—
Excellent Cuisine.
J. A. CALLAN, Prop.
Oreolt writers COO years boforo tho
Christian ov.a mention coal in their
writings; It wns no uncommon thing
In Egypt COO yenrB boforo that.
A long gap comos nftor that, and
conl !h seldom hoard of again until in
England, somowhoro nbout tho,, tlmo
of William tho Conqueror—tho oloven-
tho eon tury,
It was not until well nlong in tho
The question ls aakod. Wo
answered: "Look around you
and soo.
Investigation Dlsoloaei That
Real Estate Prices Are Advanc-
inflt * * *  iii  *)••   *i*  •**•  ** *•
Aro you alive to the situation?  If you aro wo can show
you a placo you can mako n
big profit on.
An comparod to later on,
Just Now, Houses   Here   Are
Dirt Cheap.
You will find rellol In Zam-Buk!
It eases tho burning, stinging
pain, stops blooding and brings
case. Perseverance, with *«m-
Buk, means cure; Why nol provo
this?  MDrveoU*^8****
foB Atx. tt*ur.r\f.T% ■noraein
\ ■ ,
A -Setected Pronram, of
Comedy,   Scenic,    Dramatic,   and   Western   Pictures
, No need to tell you more—you know It will be good.
i ■
"King Baggot"
2.xu,eis.a ur# Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ***«i»
This story Is so well known and being a "King Baggot Imp" It It should prove a great attraction.
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