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The Official Organ of .District No. 18, U.M.W. of A.
Political Unity is Victory.
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A rather serious case was reported
to the police by the hospital authorities;- and as a consequence the dying
depositions of a- Syrian woman nam-
- ed "Mrs. Aboba Rahal were taken by
Magistrate Whimster at the hospital.
The woman died on Wednesday morning at, 2.45 and the husband was Im-
* mediately placed under arrest, and is
now;in • the; city jail.'
The/coroner-was notified and ah
inquest-held'On "Wednesday at 1 p.m.
' in the afternoon'of Wednesday. The
jury, 'which consisted   of   T.   Uphill
^(foreman); A,"Barnes; A. Prentice, J.
.. t. Macdonald, T. Letcher and .P.. H.
^ewnham, ■ after .having ' viewed , the
body thought it advisable that a post
mortem ^ examination be made by the
.•doctor and'pending-same the inquest
I was' adjourned • until Thursday evening.' at.7-o'clock.- *   _     '  A    A
. At the - adjourned inquest held in
"-"the; City Hall on.Thursday night evi-
• dpdce was given by,Dr. Corsan, who
. made the post mortem", that death was
.'due, to shccftc, the result of a mlscar-
, riage./*,      - -" - •.
saa" stated'that he found no signs of
violence internally or -externally thiat
."'he. would "consider likely to cause a
. premature:birth.
The Chief of Police .(Brown) stated
."thaUfe was called about 9.30 on Tues-
- the hospltal.-which.hedid in coniipany
,   with Magistrate Whimster, and that
the depositions of. deceased were tak-
- «n,-    The woman was1 excited but ho
.  thought 'she knew what she was do-
ing.     ' ■'■'...,■
.    Questioned by the Coroner he stat-
, ed „that deceased had made complaint
on'various occasions alleging ill-usage
on "the,part of the husband.     As a
result of her complaint on Saturday
, night the chlof despatched' Constable
,Hughes to the house. *  No arrest was
,, mado, however,   the   parties having
separated that day,   '
Magistrate Whimster called stated
that ho took the dying depositions
'In tho;'presence of two witnesses, and
that 'she appeared excited hut was
ablo to recognize lilm,     ■    >
■A legal point of somo importance
Involved was whether the deceased
had been told before tho depositions
.wero   tnken   that   she   was   dying.,
Questioned   by   the   Coroner    Mr.
Whimster admitted that ho had not
Informed her that sho was dying,.stating as his reasons that ho believed she
had previously been Informod ot this
and tliat ber condition was suoh that
,' he feared a comploto collapso had he
dono so..   Mr. WhlmBter Bald that ho
had known deceased for some throo
" years..      .
.  L, DIckoy, attendant at the hospital,
staled that he was on duty during tbo
night in question and prosont at tho
taking of tho depositions,    Ho stated
that provlouB td calling tho Rev,, Mlchol, who administered tho last rltos
of thp Catholic Church*, ho had Informed Mrs. Rahal thfct sho was dying,
Mrs, Hadad was tho noxt witness
and as sbo could not understand English vory woll Mrs. ICofoury was Introduced to interpret, **.     Tlio ovN
donco of this witness was very dlu-
.,„, Jointed tind both coroner and Interpreter had considerable difficulty.    The
result ot her ovldonco wont to prove
that she had not'witnessed any violence on' tho part of deceased's hus-
band, but stated that bn the Saturday
tho husband had visited tho house on
Jlrs. Rahal had carried a bed that the
hiishand had. removed. The witness
also stated that the , husband had
.been down three times, on two'occasions putting the woman out of the
house and locking the door! The deceased woman after the third time
went to stay with the witness.1
Rosina Miseisco, the next witness,
had her evidence interpreted-by her
husband, Nie Miscisco This witness^
also stated that- deceased had'not complained of any'actual violence on the
part of the husband.'
Constable Hughes,'who had visited
the home of deceased after her complaint to the police on Saturday nighti
gave evidence. According to witness
the husband claimed' that' the wife
ha'fi la her possession two suits of
clothes and a watch > which he valued
at $35, and that these were in a trunk
in the house. He examined,the trunk
in .the presence of both parties,, but
the only articles that he could find
belonging-to-the man=wer6-a small
mirror, two'' ties, two pair "of sox and
two photos. , '
' Questioned by a juryman as to what'
was the feeling between the parties,
he stated that there was a deal of
feeling 'on both sides.
. The Coroner having charged the
jury and reviewed the case the latter,
after some 30 minutesi deliberation returned .the following verdict: •
,' "We find'that' Mrs. Aboda Rahal
died in the Fernie Hospital, on Wednesday,' September lOth/a't about 2.45
Official  of United'Mine Workers  ls
. ' Remanded, for Week on. Charge
.     of Rioting and.Intimidation
generally known, but isrfully recognized by the few ,who eiiJoy Mr. Mat-
son's friendship, which isWt genuine
kindheartedness is one of his most
marked characteristics.!'
NANAIMO, Sept. .6.—George Petti-
grew, of Nanaimo, international board
member of the United Mine Workers,
was arrested here1 this" afternoon by
the chief ."of police. He was charged
before'Magistrate Simpson with intimidation and rioting on1 August 14,
and remanded for one week.
'Frank' Ireland, Walter Noson and
Mike Wargo, also arrested on a charge
of rioting, were remanded for a week.
Steve Arman, John - Loudon, Joe
Burns, George Bramley, Robert Steve
Michel-:,'" Johni Nanasky, '"Jos. Harket
and Thomas Blakely, who were arrested , at Extension yesterday, were1
brought before the magistrate today
on a charge . of rioting, and burning
property at. Extension "on, August 13
and, 14, and remanded for a week.
Fifteen men committed for trial on
Wednesday, on a charge of rioting and
burning at Extension, on August 13
and 14, appeared before Judge Barker
thia afternoon and elected for speedy
trial., "';'?.■
carriage" caused by shock,, this being
accelerated by.Tseparatiori from her
children and the abuse and ill-treatment of her husband.   ,'
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Owing to pressure,on our space this
week we have'"been compelled to hold
over several' letters. We will publish
these, however, next'week.' We trust
correspondents will accept this explanation. ,  . .
Nanaimo, B. C., September 8; 1913.
District .Ledger, Fernie, B. C. .
Sentiment in favor.of_a general suspension of work by "all the organized
workers of British. Columbia ,1s prevalent in union circles:   To such an
extent" has this sentiment crystalized
that the B. C. Federation of Labor
has issued a "circular- asking all affiliated organizations to take a vote to
determine if there shall or shall not
be'stich a suspension.of .48 hours',dur-,
ation.    Inasmuch as this, move was
launched to show the just indignation
of the workers because military power
has been invoked to tiereat the striking miners on Vancouver Island, some
■ surprise has .been expressed because
the   writer'' visited', the   Vancouver
Trades   and   Labor ■ Council   which,
aside from .the Federation of Labor, is
the largest body representative of 'organized labor in'the province, and advised against the . fulfilment of- such
a move. . -No  doubt those  who  encouraged the plan are;-actuated by a
sincere desire tb be -helpful to tho
Island. miners, therefore 'L f eel_that
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 9,—
Gaunt and haggard, following five
days and nights ot agony, Engineer
Augustus B. Miller stood dramatically
in the witnesses box today and throwing , off restrain told ,the truth—for
tho first time'revealed the real cause
back of tho Walllngford wreck when
twenty-one lives wero sacrificed to
antiquated wooden equipment on tho
New Haven Railroad last Tuesday.
The following is clipped-from, the
Vancouver Sun:    ,        '      »
The following editorial appears^ in
this week's issue of the official gov-
ernment weekly organ at Victoria. It
explains'much:', ■„
-•■'"A"Bectio.t*«!of**. the-j-Canadlau press-
has during''the'last'year "or two twitted certain people with being "cheap
patriots" and with being much given
to "flag-waving" as a substitute for a
more practical evidence of patriotism,
an explanation of-my';attitude of op^
position should be made.
With me' the 'success of.,the Vancouver Island mine workera is . para
mount, and-though I * appreciate the
good, intentions of our,|supporters, I
feel It to he my duty, fo protect the
strikers against dari^y^Finjury.,Jiy
impetuous friends "as weirds by 'designing foes. It.will be asked wherein lies the danger, to the strikers, Let
us analyze the project and see. '
. The essence of the official-'circular
calling for a vote on the question is
kind, and before the vote can" be
taken, returned and tabulated and the
result announced, winter will be at
hand, and a consequent lessening of
work In- the buildings and other
trades, which will add to the number
already unemployed.
Included in the remaining 5& per
cent, are1 the miners employed by the
Vancouver-Nanaimo Coal Mining Company on the "Island, and those who are
employed  in  the  Crow's  Nest Pass
country of Eastern British Columbia,
all of whom are members of the United   Mine   Workers  of  America  and
working under joint agreements which
neither the terms of the agreements
nor, the. laws of their .Union will allow
them to violate by unitedly suspending work for 48 hours.    So that in
voting in the affirmative on the question the striking miners, who are also
eligible to vote, will occupy the rather
[strange position of fighting to,secure
a joint agreement yet advising others
to violate agreements already secured.
The position of the miners in the
Crow's Nest Pass will be -hest explained by a quotation of-a section of their
joint agreement, which follows:   <
"When any employee absents himself from "his work for a period of
or by first having properly arranged with the Pit Boss,of Foreman
and obtained his consent; he may
- be discharged. All employees whose
absence would cause any stoppage
of   work', must, '' liefore   absenting
themselves, properly, arrange ' with
or .notlfy.Jhe Pit Boss(or Foreman
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self interest in order to show
sympathy and disapproval.
So that, In-summing up the proposition, we are inclined to the belief that
it was only immaturely considered by
those who fostered it, before being
submitted, and that it is untimely, ill-
advised aud unfortunate for the striking miners in particular and the organized workers in general.
Surely some other plan of protest,
just as effective arid fraught with less
danger to the workers', ■ could have
been devised.   If the B.^C. Federation
of Labor want to be helpful to the
strikers—and  we believe they do—
there is a way.   The way Is not spectacular, but it is sensible.   The miners ,of   Cumberland   and   Ladysmith
have endured the rigors of one winter
since the strike began, and unless the
mine owners  change their attitude,
the strike will extend throughout the
coming winter. . Shoes, clothing and
fuel will be needed by the ' strikers
and if the workers of. British Columbia were to raise a fund to furnish
these necessities it would bring joy
to suffering men, women and children,
and would be a substantial indication
that they are opposed to the use of
military to defeat the workers, and
'they are indeed in sympathy with the
striking miners.   This is a suggestion
and not an appeal. However, one day's
pay donated to relieve the distress of
the strikers will not mean as much
to the donators as two days' work
lost for no avail, and it is a plan that
will not injure those who contribute.
Pennsylvania Fast Passenger' Meets
Disaster by Striking Raised Rail
CINCINNATI, Ohio; Sept. 9—A long
jllfltance telephone message from Wy-
lie station, where the Pennsylvania
train was wrecked this mdT-ning, states
that there were none killed, twelve
are seriously injured and about' a
dozen sustained more or less minor
None of, the coaches nor the engine
turned, completely over according to
this information.
Earlier Reports
NEW MADISON, Ohio; Sept. or—1
Reports reaching here are th\ thirty-
five to forty persons have been injured in a wreck of the Pennsylvania
fast passenger train five miles west
of this city. Reports of deaths have
not been confirmed.
All doctors here have heen rushed
to Wylie station, which is five miles
west of here.
3uC3 a "dL«bOr Council   . t
Compiles With Wish of Miners
Refuses to Take Hasty Actitfn
-for .or of-their abseh'ces, otherwise
they may be discharged."   '
The workers in' other, trades must
violate'agreements and subject themselves to discharge", and all the workers,   whether, working  under  agree-
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.Last Day 4o Get on
Voters' List- Oct 6th
DRUMHELLER, Sept. 8.—A fatal'
accident occurrod at Drumhellor,
about 9.30 tonight, as the men of tho
night shift of the Drumhellor Collier-
lea wore going on duty, Throo minors
undertook to go down the Incline into tho mino lu a coal truck when tho
hook of tho cable became oinfastonod,
and let the car. run tho full length of
tho lnclino, something liko 300 foot,
boforo hitting nn obstruction.'
'Harry Holdon, ono ot tho men, was
Btruelc on the head and only lived a
few minutes after the doctors arrlvod;
Harry Whoatcroft Itt eorlously Injured
Internally; tho third man, TIiob, Mnekln, escaped practically unhurt.
Revision Nov, 17th, 1913
The New Act specifies that the List of persons claiming to vote
shall be suspended, front and after the first Monday in Aptil and
October of each year, and Court of Revision held on the third Monday
of May and November of each year,
RegHstrar |
- Last Thursday's meeting of Vancouver Trades and Labor Council was devoted largely to a discussion of the
Vancouver Island strike situation in
general, in which quite a number of
the delegates participated. The-ques-
lion was dealt with from almostevery
angle imaginable, ana if the delegates
did not go away with a more' thorough
knowledge of its status and the relationship of British Columbia organized
labor towards it, then it was not the
fault of the speakers.
Credentials Received
Bakers—HI. G. Tea worthy; A. Har-
enden; John Black.
Tailors—IT. Guttrldgo; C. McDonald. •    •
Amalgamated    Carpenters — A.   J.
Crawford; W. Currie,
Bricklayers—Chas, Baker.
Cooks  and  Assistants—Jno,   Cum-
Tilolayor's—A. Willard.
Received and delegated obligated.
Executive Report
From the B, C. Federation of Labor, asking for uu expression us to
the advisubllity of calling tx -iS-liour
strike as a protest against the mllltln
being used to break strlkos, with
Bpeclal roforenco to tho recent Vancouver iHland situation.
A motion was made asking for concurrence In tho request of the B. C.
Federation of Labor,
Del. .Pottlplcco opposed the motion
as being impracticable at this tlmo.
Frank Farrington, U. M. W. of A.
representative, was present and asked
to (tddreHH tho council.   Mr. Fnrrlng-
nual conference of the Trade Union"
Congress closed today by recording its
unanimous protest';against "the,,mad"
race in armaments"  throughout the
world, and,also incidentally against
Field Marshal Lord Roberts' scheme
of conscription.  -
William Thorne, M. P., ono of the -
Soclalletiand Labor, leaders, declared ■
that there "was not a thimbleful of,
difference between the Tories and Liberals in regard to the increase of armaments, and even some Labor members of Parliament voted for armaments every time the question came
up."  .    '
, The congress passed a resolution demanding thc right of trade unions to
registration of union labels, which
Rob's, a Scottish typographical trado
unionist, pointed out was fully rocog-
nlzed in tho printing trades of America.
The American ,(lcIogates to tho congress thanked the members for thoir
hospitality. Tlio proceedings terminated with tho sliming of "Auld Lang
British Columbia has witnessed dur-1 as follown: "It you are ln favor of tho
uso of the military  to defeat   tho
Wo havo rocolved trom l)!io Local
Secretary at Diamond City, ?5.00, It
a small local llko this can soil ton
tlckots within seven days, surely some
of tho other locals will bo ablo to do
much bettor. Wo havo rooolvod a
communication stating thnt tho sale
of tickets In Alborta Ib illegal, and wo
boliovo such to ho tho oaae, although
thore Is a certain diaiiso In tho Act
uuuu oct-uBioiu una locked hor out. I ""•v" *4'""''li' l"«au «»*vv»hhi* to do
Thia, vuinftei  Willi iliit (*U iiut »tw *,rtfl whcn MmD lB !»* Mi-rlliMti „in"
1 poscB.   This, nt lonst, Is tho way ive
lntorprot tho Act,
had been separated from her children,
appears tb havo upset the deceased.
,'!'Mri, Ttols, who also roqulrod tho
nmttatancG ot tho Interpreter, gave
viMvi>C\. t,Iu«!Ui vu iiidl Oi Lilt) pru-
VlOlIB witness, She itatod In reply to
onqulrloii thnt docoasod hnd not complained to hor of Any vlolonco on tho
part ot the husband,   Sho said thnt
.Inquiry Is made for one Lo-
vUod Steele, who worked In
tho mine at OonI Croolc last
April, Any person giving In-
formation to thia officii will
.'•ijWf&O.    .
Just before going to press wo leuni
that arrangements nro practically
complete to bring Fighting Dick
Hayland here and pull off a contost
on Boptotnber 80th with Kid Lucca.
As a lightweight (luhtor, Hayland has
an International reputation,- and hns
met, auiuuif olhuiu, lUttlUiK N'uUon,
Jimmy Brett, Eddie Hanlon, together
with most of tho star lightweights of
the world, Thero' In no doubt that If
this Is pulled oft tho puhlie will see
one of the finest star exhibitions ever
held In Fernie. - Charlie Lucca li
working out «v«rjr dny In Ingram's
aynnaatym and Is In fine shspe.
Ing the last woek a unique, nnd probably unprecedented, Illustration ot the
most  practical  form  of patriotism,
which is none tho lusts impresolvo bo-
oauso It Is duo to tho generosity of a
mau who has boon a most porslstent
tlngrwnvor, and has uBcd tho groat In-
fluonco ho poHsosHOfl In tho dally press
of tho province, to spread Imperialist'
lc sentiment and to uphold tho dignity
o«. tho sister services,   Mr. J, 3. II.
Matson has advanced tho considerable
sum ot $ri,000 ln order that i^o mllltln
men who rendered Bitch valiant sor-
vlon at Nniinlmn and Ladysmith should
not return homo without at least a
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tWnhmilfl have Vrrn npcerr.r.r.v, on--
Ing to tho tardiness of tho government
ln making prompt provision for tho
mon, Is regrettable, but this does not
detract from the credit duo to Mr.
M«•',--!«   Tic Vr.""'' !:-jir c„.lzx~ j. t.A*-U
had arisen when the militia mon woro
called out. He. witnessed tho feats of
lotorpldlty and valor which thoy performed.   Ho rocognlcod that their allowance was tx moro pittance at the
best and that It would be at least
timely to ensure aoiuo prompt recognition, however alight, for tho Rrrvlcoy
so yngrudglnisly and cheerfully rendered, Under all tho circumstances of
the case, Mr. Mation'a aetion stands
out as an expression ot practical patriotism which Is all too rare.   It Is
alio an evidence of tbouahtfulness
and Wndijr consideration which will
workers, voto agalnBt a gonoral suspension," Now what Is the statu* of
the mon who aro to voto on tha question? Forty-flvo per cent, "of thotn
aro omployod In Vancouvor City and
New Wostnilnstor; Included In this
proportion nro 1,fi00 mombors of the
Amalgamated Association of Stroot
Car ISmployoes who have Just within
a fortnight signed up u two-year eon-
tract. Tho momhors of many othor
organizations aro working undor joint
ngrooni-cnta, Both cities nro full of
Idle, half-starved dosporato mon who
cannot gut a duy'n employment of any
A vaudovllle entertainment was given ln tho Grand Thoatro Inst Friday,
whon moBt ot our local artists took
part, Somo vory pretty dances and
Bongu were put on, hut owing evidently to tho promoter's anxiety to
get out of town, or an exaggerated
Idea of hia own capabilities as a manager and tho histrionic nbllltles of his
company, some of tho stunts wero a
llttlo flat.   The artists, who ln many
cases bad only tlmo for threo or four
ton recited tlio ovontB leading up .to rehearsals, woro not glvon a fair op-
wonts or not, must nubject thomsolvos
to the risk of being displaced by mon
drawn from an idle, non-union labor
supply. Tho ranks of organized labor
must bo shattered, chaos and Internal
robollion must follow and, aftor tho
suspension is ovor, many men will be
Jobless and loft to suffer tor Itiolr
loyalty aud no hunoflclul purpose will
hnvo been sorvod bocauso of thoir sacrifice. Tho lest la a fiavore nnd dnn-
gnrous ono, yet men must suiter It or
be recorded as bolng In favor of "the
uso of military to defeat tho workem"
who, In this Instance, are the Vancouver Island mlncrH.
And herein lies tho danger of Injury to th% miners. Wu must keep in
mind that the nrn«H and tuvwlntnrv in-
ici'OHU have rollRlounly uphold thn
^./u.ifMtuuC tiii ftuuu'i'ut; military to
the Island ami now, under tlio pro
position as submitted, unleM th* or
nnnlxed workers of British Columbia
throw discretion to thn wIikIh, rebel
nffllnof  tttr  t*nlXu\r*ii\- nt it.t.it. jiit.nl
unions and ignore all th« rulos of
aolf-prexonratlon and vote s'or the proposed suspension the position of our
antagonists will he endorsed by organised labor Itself,
Furthermore, If only a minority of
thn vniir-n ore cat!**, again*." ">•! ;"Kpen-
alon that minority will ho used to
*hnw fh.it nt k-inf oil th.' tir*iiiitoM
* workers lire not Jn uy in path) wiih tho
striking miner*, and wo-object to thc
miners being plact-d in tlmi i>.if*ilon,
\V« know the workers art* In -sympathy with us and wo know ilu'y disapprove of the use of military to de-
tho present -situation on Vancouver
Inland. Tho minors hnd only gono on
strlko whon they were compollod to
lu ordor to conserve their organization. Referring to tho I). C. F. of L.
circular before tho council ho said ho
appreciated whnt had heen done hy
tho unionist* of Vancouver to help
thu minors. It wiib not his purposn
to dictate to the delegates prosont
what thoy should do, Reviewing the
various phases or Ihe question before
the council It was tho opinion of Mr.
I-'firrlngton that u genera! hiihpoiihIoii
of work for 48 hours, oven If possible,
would b» Inadvisable. The rnlncrrt
wero nbln to keep up tho fight for vk-
tory nnd he felt sure that If, ut come
later day, the miners asked for sacli
drastic notion Mie workers might then
bo JiiMtMcd In complying with such a
portunlty to display thoir talent, and
for our part wo should bo dollghted to
see tho same company given two or
throo weeks' training In vaudovllle en-
tortalnment similar to that of last
Friday. With this training, there li
not the altghtest doubt that wo havo
Homo splendid material lor this clasK
of entertainment, hut to expect them
to perform creditably aftor1 so short a
preparation Is very unfair to amateur
talent.  ,   ,
A HpiTliil m'-Ptlng of (lie Olnddtone
Local Union will lw hold lu tlie Uniiid
Theatre on Sunday iw.\i, Rop(, It, at
7.30 p.m. sharp.
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rO'l*,!^'1'    If   ""U-   ,trt*t*   * .  f,  in    ,1-    * **
Farrlimion Merrod tn Ml-Mlnr. Irn,!i>( .^,'v.,* L.j u •■l,^.i* ...' n„;X ...'it
union nKrramniila, among Umm eovl',',.,;^ _,„ ., ,,rotVst a^lnst "th/.'nl!l-
era! oj thulr own. Il» waa opposed «o | w, S{>n{ ,ft Vancouver leland.
the mllltlii being u*cd as htrlkj.bitaX-1    J ,. ,. , , ,
on. and had always rondeuuicd such To ron*,,,",r T,m,,nrs P"'""""* tn
governmental Interference,    Hnd   l>e J tl,f Blctc Pnml.
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II. C. V. of h. ho would have advised j trict Officers
T, UI'IMMi, Secretary.
R« Paton Memorial Fund
Anyone  having  any  subscriptions
for tho above fund aro kindly r-jquest-
(■ 1 to forv;ird name without delay. ;o
T UPHILL. Zorrrtiiry
fttAl U*, Lul Utta hu*>a,»UU*.. '•«■ ■"'• ^*> \
: .' • --•-■• I «...-.....■ _, to them In auch a way as to make ft
impress the jniblle with whnt is not j THE LATE JONATHAN GRAHAM    nccesaary for them tr, injur    	
against such a cnll at thlx time. The
suspension would bring havoc to the
workors of tho province nnd he trusted there would tw careful consideration beforo definite action w.i» taken
by Vancouver Tv.uk.t -ai\,1 I**.'..*..'.-
Council, He personally would advlm- ■
m^iinst haaty action bcfoio  uukli.h .
such a nacrlfico. i—■—   -	
Dol. MldjsJcy reviewed the clrmm-; "th* di»vil and the d#-#-r» s^a."   Rath a
stance* leading up to the Issuanre of *?*ttr]k<« would be lrifff< *~t!v<\ hn foared.
1W. Ilobinfon reitarded tho miners
ttt wiTthjr Of fV+ry -WMUlflmtlM).
IMI. IVttInter* mr>\ptl In i»m*>n»fm**nf
that the eoromun'.cat'.on fo U14 oa the
tabic Thl» wat agreed to bjr a vote of
.12 to M-!*, C. Fcderatlontst,
tho "call" liau«d by the cteeutlve of
I lha a C. F. of I*
Del. Ferris supported tbo motion.
.M. lM»id«on aarw»«* tnnt th* question was one of serious moment. The
motion   placed   thf  rfliinrll  bet awn t?7 :.A ysfi >7'
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Parker Williams
As Seen by a B.C. Liberal Newspaper
To watch Parker Williams, Socialist member of the legislative assembly of British Columbia, *. from Newcastle district, in debate; to hear his
■ harsh denunciation of the government
for its treatment of the coal miners
anfl workingmen of British Columbia; or listen to him addressing his
constituents in. the Vancouver'Island
coal camps, 'is not-to see, this most
unique figure in provincial politics at
his best.
'■He has beeu painted as; a fire-eating fanatic" Who would ruthlessly destroy all that is sacred and true, if
necessary, to attain his object; a
man without a conscience, who would
not hesitate to precipitate the nation into civil war which would-
make the horrors of the French revolution pale into insignificance in
comparison,    and    one    who    would
" without mercy, banish, all home life
and have mankind revert to the barbarian state of the dawn of civilization.
Such an impression is utteerly false.
To see this man—this fire-eater— at
home witlrhis wife and family on his
farm, or rather ranch, for he is attempting to hew a home out of a
dense-forest—is to realize how ut-
absurd such a picture is.
No amount of grooming and combing .would transform Parker Williams
into a Beau Brummel. It has been
'said that the clothes bespeak the
character of the man, and scientists
have stated that the different - garments denote the traits of the wearer. This is true of 'Mr. Williams.
None of his acquaintances ever remember seeing him when his clothes
difl not look as if they ■ had. heen
thrown on him in a hit and miss
fashion, but every line of his creased "store rags,' from the soft felt
hat which covers the tangled thatch
of black curly hair    to    the heavy
" hoots turning -'n*a lfor the' want "of
polish, tells a story of a,man inside
of them.
It is not the clothes, however, ' or
the firm grip of the calloused hand
with which he greets you that brings
realization of the fact, no 'matter
how you may differ from him in politics or in the tehories tliat he holds',
you have met a man .who can hold
his place among men. It is his face
that makes ypu forget his ready-
made garments and rough appearance:
and think of how, practically unald-
against despotic government — a
battle which ultimately will be' won
because of the very fierceness of it.
■His broad, intellectual forehead,
prominent  cheekbones 'and   straight,
, broad .nose above the laughing mouth
hidden as It is beneath, a bushy
moustache, mark him as. a person of
more than ordinary Intelligence, but
it is his eyes that compel attention.
They, are wonderful eyes of a dark
brown, deep set and shaded by exceptionally heavy eyeDrows; continually changing with every mood. As
he recounts somo tales of his mlo-
chlovous youngsters they are soft and
• warm, but as he tells of the bitter
fight between tho coal minors nnd
the government thoy nre two burning coals, signalling the fire within
the man.
When the work of the session Is
over and  tho  houso has  adjourned,
Parker Williams discards' the .suit
which may have caused • some .mirth
to his colleagues at the capital and
dons the rough shirt and overalls in
which he is most comfortable, "i'ou
will find him at his place on the 'old
Ladysmith-Nanaimo road, some five
miles from the former . city, busily
engaged in clearing land or grubbing
in the'small acreage already cleared!
Perhaps, though, you may have to
make, two or three visits to find him
at home, for a' telephone message
may have summoned him to one of
the surrounding pit "heads, whe.-e an
accident has happened and a mtu has
been injured, or he may be at' a
neighbor's explaining some point ih
regard to the school act, bush fire i-,>-
giilations or one o[ the manv legal
matters that puzzle tho faimer.
Again he may be attending an in-
'quest and questioning witnesses with
a Vlow to ascertaining if everything
possible is being done to protect the
widow and orphans under the provisions of the workmen's compensation
act. His duties do not end with the
drawing of his sessional Indemnity.
•But if you find him at home 'and
turn up the driveway hetween the
■'snake" fences to the lonely little
cottage, he- will leave his work and
come across the fields, wiping, his
dirty hands on, his' pants leg or mopping the sweat from his brow with a
great red bandanna. A welcome
awaits whether you are a Socialist,
Liberal or Conservative, and he will
offer you a drink from the' clear
Spring, or if you prefer it, of cool
milk, before he enquires thel reason
of your visit,
He will insist on your staying for
lunch, and .while that meal is preparing, will, take you ahout the place.
First to the apiary, some half dozen
hives, and he laughs at your fears as
he moves freely among the bees examining the combs and replacing the lifts.
Over there" he "is-clearing~th"c* underbrush, and assisting him are several
of his little sons, working while he is
busy, but ready to dodge through the
fence and off to an adjacent creek at
the first opportunity. When he finds
the little fellows have disappeared he
laughingly explains that he don't
olame them in the least, and himself
can hardly resist the call of nature
.and the voice of the babbling stream.
'From the clearing he guides you
through the raspberry canes to the
spot which fo him i inoie attractive
than   anyjpther   'n  lijs, place.   This
new laid, eggs, with plenty of milk
find tea; vegetables <and honey, with
homemade' bread and fresh butter.
After the meal has been disposed of,
and the table has been 'cleared by the
little ones, under the kindly, direction
of their -mother, if you are insistent
your host may consent to play a few
tunes on the organ, which' stands in"
the corner of the cosily furnished,
room, for, like the majority, of Welsh,
Parker Williams is musically inclined, and although you learn that he has
never taken music lessons^ he plays
.with much 'skill. " ■  ;     ^
' It is a hard matter to get this bold
speaker to talk "of himself, for he is
.bashful and reticent in' regard to the
man who is more in the public eye in
British Columbia today than is the
premier, hut mention the workingmen
of British Columbia and he at once
commences to talk. With much cf
the sarcasm which characterizes his
public utterances, he will tell of the
men opposed to- the laboring, classes,
relating incident after incident in support of his contentions. He will recount the trials and tribulations of
the miners, not only in his own district, hut throughout the province, or'
of the fishermen of the distant Skeenn,
for, unlike many members of the assembly, the confines of his. constituency do not constitute the limit of his
labors. '    - •
His conversation reveals that his
has been a difficult row to hoe, and
you learn how, a mere boy, he went
to work in Wales, practically devoid
of even the three "It's" of elementary
education; ho.w he married before he
attained his majority 'and the struggle he had for existence in his early
married life, and from the glances he
casts at the sweet, motherly person
who is his helpmate, you realize the
inspiration which prompced him to educate himself.
It is easy to imagine nights of deep
study after long days of toil to reclaim the'opportunities missed in his
youth. His face clouds and you know-
it is not'of himself he is thinking in
recalling the days when "blacklisted"
for expressing his opinions, he has
iiauiped "froai one place to "another
seeking employment. His days in a
lumber camp are touched on lightly,
and also his work in the Vancouver
Island mines, and then he delights you
with -reminiscences of his early attempts at farming, for his sense of
humor is keen.
When the time conies to depart you
'cast about for"some excuse for an Invitation to return. This is not hard
to get,- for there is generally a hearty
"come again."
As you leave you may be met by a
young fellow you"can't mistake.   His
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is what he terms his "experimental
garden," where he delights to cross
and graft shrubs ana plants. , Just,
now he is endeavoring to produce a
new berry, crossing the salmon and
raspberry canes.
, A call from tho house announces
dinner, and after washing the gripe
from his hands in the outhouse, he
brings you into, the kitchen, scrupulously clean, and introduces you to
Mrs. Williams, n'quiet golden-halrod
little woman, who attends to her
family of six children, does her own
work and still finds time to take an
interest in tho affairs of her husband, aiding and encouraging, and, if
necessary, criticizing him. Tho little
ones troop ln, all of them bearing a
marked resemblance to their father,
and the meal begins.
Tho tablo set In tho front room Is
woll supplied with good, plain food;
Bellevue Hotel
,   Best Accommodation In the Pass.—
Up-to-Date — Every   Convenience.—
Excellent Cuisine.
J. A. CALUAN, Prop.
John A. McDonald
Special Roprcjicntative
Sun Life Assurance Oo. of Canada
Singer Sewing Machine
$2.00 per month
Phono 120
Box 22
every feature Is a duplicate of the
facial marks of Parker Williams. It
is David, his eldest boy, and the light
of his father's eye, a straight, clean-
looking boy, returning from his work
at the mine.
This, then, is the home life of the
"f I repeating" ogre" who has proved
such a thorn in the side of the suave
Sir Richard 'McBride.
Stephen T. Humble
Dealer  in
u% Stoves &
Fancy Goods and Stationery
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Funeral PtV« i:U*u>
Organization Among
Brewery Workers
The following letter has been ro-
colvod by Secretary-Treasurer A. ,T,
Carter and Is evidence of the activity
of the Alberta Federation of Labor on
behalf of organized labor:
Alberta Federation of Labor.
Mr. A. .1. Carter,
United Mlho Workers, Fernie.
Dear Sir and Uro.,—I have been in-
Btructod hy the executive of the Alberta Federation of Labor to bring to
your apodal attention Iho following
report of a special committee adopted
at, tho recent convention of the Al-
borta Federation of Labor:
"Delegate Smoed, of'the Brewery
Workers, having drawn tho attention
of the delegntes of the Alberta Federation of Labor, In convention assembled, to tho fact that tho prices being
charged for beer hy the hotol hoopers
and liquor dealers In the Province of
Alhorta is out of all proportion to the
cost of production; nnd that whilo tho
brewers had from tlmo to time mndo
ovorturoa to the liquor vendors to reduce the prices, offering to carry a
portion of this reduction .themselves,
thoy had always met with opposition
to such an arrangement;
"And Delegate Smoed having nlso
ndvlsoil that those interested should
protest to tho liquor dealers, with a
vlow of getting such reduction put Into force;
"And Dolognto Smoed having nlso
drawn to tho attention of thn Convonllon Iho fact that the liquor dlstlUor-
Ins are not organized, and requested
thnt the workers govern thomsnlvos
"Vour Committee therefore reconi-
iiihiiiIh tlmt tliln Ktntemcut be forwarded In circular form to all affiliated boilliR by the offlcors of this or-
You will therefore kindly bring MiIh
matter  before  the next  meeting  of
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' ■> '-; .Denver, Colo., Sept. 8.'
The question of a-confereneeto prevent a strike of 9',000 coal miners in
southern Colorado was put up squarely'to, nearly fifty operators'Wednesday "by\ officials'-of--the United Mine
Workers of America in this district
ih'a letter.       ...
The tone of the letter indicated mat
the-miners are" in no mood to permit
a conference being arranged by anyone who will not, recognize the- right
of the miners to organize and who
will not consider the recognition of
that right as the paramount issue.
The letter was mailed late Tuesday
and follows:
Dear Sir,—For many years the miners of Colorado have been desirous of
working, under union conditions, and,
as you no doubt know, havo made this
desire known on innumerable occasions, a large number of them being
discharged because of their wishes "in
this respect.
Ask Conference ■,
. While we know your past policy has
been one of keen opposition to the
union, we are hopetul at this time
that you will look at this matter In a
different way and will meet with' us
in joint conference for the purpose of
amicably adjusting all points at issue
in the present controversy. We are
no more desirous of a strike''than you
are, and it seems to us that we owe it
to our respective interests, as well as
the general public, to make every
honest endeavor to adjust our differences in an enlightened manner. ■ _
It ought to be evident to yourself
and associates that Colorado cannot
stand alone in opposition to our movement. The operators of Wyoming,
. .Montana, Washington, Oklahoma,
Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Texas
and Iowa, embracing all the important coai-pi'odueiug" States -west" of
the Mississippi river, have been,working under contracts-with our union
for years, and it goes without saying
I * r
that the operators in the above-mentioned states—who ' once . held the
same opinion . concerning our union',
that you now seem to hold—are at
this time well satisfied, with our organization and'are much pleased over
the security and stability given to the
industry' through the medium of'the
trade agreement.
Opposition Needless
Denver Grazzlies won't win" the Western League pennant. •_ ,n.   .9,
•And they are just as hearty in' their
commendation-of the-efforts' the miners are making to settle their' differences with the operators-through- a
conference,   . .' A • ■ A  : •''     -.," „■"•
There are. coal-mines""-in Montana}
Wyoming, Kansas and Oklahoma. The;
minersi there are unionized/, They be-,
long to the-United .Mine Workers of'
America. '       -   '     f        -''.
Approve'.Union  -;
Governors ' Stewart  "of" -Montana,
Carey of Wyoming> Hodges of Kansas and the, chief, clerk of Governor
Cruce of Oklahoma"were'asked if the
coal- mines in, their States had been
hampered or retarded in their development .because the cba'l miners were
organized.  ^. '
All said not.' x- '
"Union labor is one of the most
vital forces of industrial development
aud one of'themost humane agencies
iu the world today,'' said' Governor
Hodges. "The unionization of coal
miners lias helped Kansas and hasn't
hurt a Blngle operator."    .
"Our coal miners have been organized s so long I hardly realized, they
were,not organized-in all coal fields,"
said Governor Carey. • "The union
hasn't retarded the growtlrof the coal
industry. It's one of Wyoming's biggest assets'." ' ' ,
Few Disbelieve ,
"Our coal miners were organized
in Oklahoma before we got statehood
and our coal, is one of the biggest
money makers In the State," said Bill
Kerr, chief,clerk to Governor Cruce
of Oklahoma.
■Yet there are a few people down
here playing' polo and doing other
playful things who believe that the
oasis or all'wealth production isn't labor. But they never worked very
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lions of dollars iri an industrial conflict, Ior no good purpose? .W'hy is it
not possible and practical for you to
do in this State what the operators
in all the neighboring States have already done?
■Wet.feel sure.you appreciate thfe
gravity of this situation and-will do
your part to meet it a tthis time,
when no „ sting will be lef behind,
which is always the result of a strike
' Let us meet now as friends and proceed to settle this entire controversy,
with honor to ourselves, with credit
to our peoplo and with faith In oac'i
'Hoping, you  will favor us with a
prompt reply, wo beg to remain,
Sincerely yours,.
I'ollcy Committee representing Colorado Miners.  '
Colorado Springs, Colo,, Sopt, 8.
Hunting for a govornor horo who Is
not heartily ln favor of union labor
and who does not approve tho stand
the coal minors of Bouthorn Colorado
hnvo taken ln demanding recognition
di their right to unionize Is llko hunting for a man who will hot that tho
gh'arging that five armed men
'forcibly drove them away at midnight
Tuesday from the stockade at the
'Mitchell coal mine, Lafayette, because they dared to ask for honest
weighing of the coal they miri^d,
eighteen Hungarian and Greek miners, headed by Michaei Stoynoff, came
tb Denver Wednesday and signed affi-,
davits telling of their experiences.
Tuesday because they were being al-
' lowed credit for <only about one .ton
for every car mined, while the aver*
age weight of a car, when a checker
was allowed to watch the weighing,'
was 2,600 pounds. Stoynoff claims
that John' Thomas, pltt boss, refused
to allow him to examine the scales
or to act as volunteer check-welghw.
Ordered Away
.1. iC. Williams, superintendent of
the mine, discharged tho eighteen men
when they continued to protest, it is
alleged, ,and ordered them to their
shacks^under threats of death if they
talked to other miners. Soon before
midnight Tuesday, Stoynoff says, the
pit boss, with five armod helpers,
roused the mon from their beds nnd
drove them outside the' stockade,
' In addition to being shortwelghted
by tho mino company, Stoynoff
claims, the men aro forced to pny exorbitant prlcos for supplies purchased
at tho company store. Ono sick man,
ho snys, had to pay ,$1.50 for 100
poundR of Ice,
Mines Guarded
Armed gunrds and pickets hnvo
been stationed at practically ovory
mine ln tho northern Colorndo coal
fields, nccordlng to Edward Doylo,"
secretary or tho United Mine Workers, who charges that mine operators
nro trying to gond Btrlklng union minors to a wild outbreak so as to discredit them with tho people of tho
Paid-up Membership
U. M. W. of A,
Auffust SI, 1913
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number of the cuts,
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A Review of Labor and
Industry in the Pass...
Profusely Illustrated
Published Sefit: 20th.
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-P^ce of Coal
Baths and Shoe Shine
Our Coffee is Good
Great Northern
,1',. Train for south leaves Fernie at 12.43 p.m.
daily except Sunday, making close connection with
through main line trains for all eastern and southern points, through mainline trains to Kansas City
and Chicago without change. ,
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Connection with all lake and Atlantic steamship lines. • /
PHONE 161,, ,A l.:..-, .... -'.BOX 305^
.The question is asked.   We
answered: "Look around you
■   and see.    , .
0 investigation Discloses That
Real Estate Prices Are Advanc-
'  Ing -... -.v  ,x. .. .A
tion? It you are we can show
you a place you can make a
big profit on.   ,
As compared to. later on. ■
■*.        . "■
Just Now,.Houses   Here   Are
Dirt Cheap.
Mrs. S. Jennings, Prop.
L. A. Mills, Manager
Excellent Cuisine — American and
European Plan — Electric Light —
Hot & Cold Water—Sample Rooms
Phones—Special Rates by the month
European Plan Room Rates
50o. and Upwards
American Plan Rates
$2.00 per Day
were tho FIRST PRIZE and tho GOLD MEDAL
at tho Edmonton Exhibition awarded to
Bocauso thoy aro THE BEST ON THE MARKET, that'e why.
Buy thorn all tho tlmo at
8AM GRAHAM, Manager
Thomson St Morrison
Funeral Directors Fertile, B, C
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^ Otfdnrm tmtaim throughout tn»' 9mm   ."
By George Allan England ;.
Yesterday I got my first real knowledge of the price of.coal. Till then.
I .had measured it in terms oj money,
so much per ton. Now I measure it
in. terms of •mutilat.ion, agony.-and
death. For yesterday I visited Radley,
one of the hig Kansas mining - camps,
with "Jake" Sheppard, the Socialist
attorney, so much of whose life, ds
spent in defending the miners' claims,
and who is loved and reverenced by
all the, miners for many miles around.
Needless to say, in passing,-thai"the
coal operators and the dividend eaters
do1 ntot reverence or love him.',
, ,Radley.. Under the" glare of the red
sun, getting beyond the skyline of the
prairie,' it lies sprawled out and frightfully ugly, a tanglo of'shacks and hovels scattered along ragged, weedy
roads,, with here-ancl th&re a slattern
store or two. Everywhere great grey
culm-piles, with smoke vomiting chimneys and tall,- ungainly plt-h-ouaes,
Bony dags and starved cats; half-
dressed children, swinging on rickety
gates or. running, In the roads, "or
Btamidng" staring, wide-eyed at us. And
the men—! Lame mon, legless men
and armless men, one-eyed men, blind
men, men with faces twisted and distorted and' blue from powder explosions. -Cripples , at-wholesale,- praise
be to Old King Coal!
' -We visited a Hungarian widow—and
there be many widows at Radley, as ln
all the mining camps. Last week her
man was brought ^h'ome on a shutter.
The company hadn't bothered about
the necessary props. It had taken, a.
chance to save a_dollar or so. Now
the-Hungarian woman has the world
to face, with eight children on her
hands. Her damage suit will be contested by the best legal brains that
■money. (ctoal money) can buy. At Radley, the Injury or killing of a miner Is
merely a matter of routine. •• It scarcely attracts comment.
Another "home" we visited. There,
in all the heat and dust bf the July
evening, lay on a tumbled bed a thing
that only three days before had been a
strong, active, vigorous man_of forty,
full "of "hope "55d"c6'nfidence"and love
for the family now left wrecked and
helpless on the shoals of Coaldom. A
man, three days ago; ' insufficient
props In the'coal chamber; crash! —
and, after his mates had pried off the
enormous boulder, they bore the
crushed and bleeding body to his wife
in .tlie shanty near the pit-mouth. ' I
looked at Ms 'body, rigid .in a huge
plaster ,cast; and out through tlie
window at the pithouse I gazed, black
against' the, blood-red sunset—aiid I
thought.   ...
Rigid, motionless, paralyzed for life,
the Slovak lay there, unintelligible to
us—surrounded""by ^s. roomfuPo'fTfnT
relatives and friends. From time to
time his agonized eyes^sought a crucifix on the little table 'beside-the bed.
He little knew the symbolism of that
crucifix";"but" I knew, I understood.
Labor crucified—-I saw it on the bed
before .nie.". As tlie /shadow of the pit-
house fell across the window, darkening it, my heart grew very hot within
me.   How long shall God be God? ■
• We got' his simple story, through a
comrade :\vho could speak German ales. First, Sheppard had to give "me
the question In English, which I passed along to the friend, in German, and
which, he translated into Slavonian.
The answer came back the same-way.
Imagine something of the difficulty of
that.conversation. But there was not
much to learn. Always the same olvd
narrative—^failure of the company to,
put in props, with the inevitable catastrophe. ■ The man informed us that,
immediately ' after ""tne accident, thc
company'had fully propped the chamber. These futile props "Will be offered In evidence as a defense, on King
Goal's part. -Ingenious King Coal!
• The paralyzed miner looked nt us
w.ui dumb, appealing eyes of pain, as
we took our leave. We were Socialists, ho knew; wo would help him.
Against the ravening greed of capital,
only to Socialism could be look for
help. And he was typical. The miners, all through the coal field,. know
now, and ^understand! Our speakers
go among them, and through Interpre
ters spread the message of emancipation, eagerly received and cherished.
The Appeal goes everywhere among
them; and ln the ■little huts and cabins
some miner, wiser than the rest, deciphers the word and haltingly translates it, -while the others listen, ponder, and with "deeper thoughts than we
can know, claBp this new hope to their
wronged souls. .
The great majority of all these men,
today, are Socialists. -A non-Socialist
is looked on as a scab, and hated' as a
traitor. The region is under the administration of Socialist officials, as a
result of .the active campaign carried
on there' by the Appeal. Not much
can as yet be accomplished for these
martyred. men, but all that can be
done, is don e. More than 3,000 mei>
have already been exempted by Social
ist 6fficials---fn>m-paying-any poll-tax.
More than $9,000 a year has been siv
ed to the. miners by this action.- Socialism is sapping and mining at the
base of King Coal's palace. An,l year
by year the breach it makes wil! widen; and' some time the light of the
new day shall yet shine into thes?
dark places.   ,  ■
As we. lelt -.Radley, Ihe blood-red
sunset had'-faded to dull"purple. Dimly seen, the miserable hovels crouched about the pits and stacks ani culm-
piles. a Here, -tli%re, "yonder, a feeble
twinkling of light shone through an
uncurtained window. Perhaps at one
or  two. of _tliose lights_.som,e_g-Lcary,
<f sK7f$Wi
miner was spelling outVthe massage
of the Appeal. And at this thoiig'.i!-,* 1
thrilled with joy and hope and confidence < that, • beyond the shadows, a
belter day was surely dawning.
The Future of Labor
To attain his rights the wage-worker has to face conditions as they are.
A wrong conception of them only
leads him astray, makes him waste his
energies on chimerical plans, ancl In
the end Intensifies his sufferings. The
light of economic knowledge must Illuminate the way upon, which the
forces of labor have 'to march. How
often tho latter are appealed to by the
small manufacturers ancl shopkeepers
in their hopeless struggle against
trusts ancl monopolies everyone
knows. Tho answer to tho question
whether tho worklngman should fight
tho battlos of the middle class Is contained In tho following:
Combined cnpltnl Io king; competition Is nlmoBt done! Tho old Idea that
It was tho Hfo of trado" has gono the
way of tho tinder-box and tho runh-
llKlit. Co-operation of brain and fortune gavo It. Its death-blow", It ls making a few foohlo efforts to oih*o moro
assort Itself, but. tho BpiiBmodlo attempt, ns soon as It ■ shows lifo, Is
quickly and effectively stopped, Cooperation anil competition cannot coexist. On1-1 only oan flourish; tho other must wilt, wither'and dlo, Co-opor-
tvtlou l» jiiHt born; competition's ilny
lias imiiriuri.
' Thn flourishing husliinBB mnn of tx
dpoiulo npo hollpvod bo strongly In Individual rights and tho non-lntcrfer-
enco of tlio state with whnt ho called
"the rlKht of capital tn mnnai;«' Its
own affairs" linn almost pnHRflri nwny.
Ho still Uiikoi'h and fondly hopoH thai
IiIh nl-Rlit hn« not yot como; that UIh
Mtnt'iwlll onco moro bo In tlio nscond*
lint, Hut ho will nwflUo without, hopo
or aspiration, crimhwl with unuttor-
nblo woo and tho Unowloilgo that his
cIiihh Ir doomed nnd that thoro Is nothing for him but to drift Into tho vast
mnny of tlio prolotnrlat, nnionn Uioro
whom ha formerly ilenplsed,
Tlmo was whom hn HtlRmntl/.nd ns
dlnlurboru nil Uioro whoondoavorod
to show how, unloHfl hn joined Ibhiios
with flirt workors who woro combined
for mutual promotion nnd ngnlnst tlio
encroach mont of cnpitiilUm; ho, too,
wnillfl   until*   Iin   Prrwitoil   In   tlio   v./,It
But ho pnid no hend. Tin wiih rnn-
bcioum of hia individual strength to
mcot combined capital. How dlfforont now I H*> -tndeiirofti lo In volvo tho
vory power ho'itonplacil to iikhIhI him
In his fight ngnlnst cnpttiillsm!    Iln
t  ,.    . i *   *     .. •    • ,
.. * .      ,. f     -.■•"'uuilii     (Uftl.     Illlllll
can bo of uso to lilm; that Is, It ho cnn
control Us voto or Its purohnslng power; but labor. Intelligent and nwako,
will not bo mado use of. It roallnos
that capitalism Ir cftpltnlUm, whothor
it Ir in iho forta of a trust or a corner
A futlto Attempt ia being mado in
«K»v-»rnl mtlofi to enlist thu aid of the
workera to fight department itorea.
Tho small Individual capitalist la trying to prolonir Wa exigence by In-
velgllng labor into p* fltbt againit tbe
co-operatlfo principle •■ it la found in
these great distributing agenctea, but
U l» ot uo ute, The ftepertment atom
fi bare t« ttty, Tbe null eaplUllat
with his competitive method Is doomed. He is 'no friend—never has been
--of labor, and it is well that his days
are numbered. • He mid the system
that gave him life have created more
suffering and sacrificed more lives
than all the wars of history. Tho competitive system has created more starvation than famine, more sickness
thnn tho plague, more destruction than
the earthquake, and moro sorrow than
death Itself.
, The establishment of tho co-opera-
live Idea—oven in the ■ department,
stores—-is' nn advanced step, • a stop
away from competition, nnd will in
time be appreciated by all. When the
greal stores compote ngalnst oach
other, whon the big ones devour tho
small, nnother step will bo taken,
When all tho railroads are under, new
management, how much easier It will
bo for tho wholo poople to claim thoir
own! Trusts and combinations aro of
evolutionary growth, tho logical ell-,
max of wliich will bo—collective ownership.
*\VIion tho peoplo own tho land thoy
will own tln> fiilhi-fus thereof; when
thoy own tho machino they' will own
nil Its pi-oil ml.--, v.hcn thi;}' own all
tho moa'ntj of trannportnlloii thoy will
dlutrlbuto tin1 npcPKHitlPH and luxurlpn
of lifo without. dlHcrimlnnlloii or favor. Tho farmer won't burn corn, Iho
miner won't hungi'i'. Tho factories
will provide kIioo.h iimi clothes for nil,
No want, no mlnery; luipphimm nud
Joy whon conipotlllnn In'dead and co-
operation r<ilgiifl!~-*Tlm»naki>i's' Journal.
In every newspaper, magazine. or
journal,, wefind a passage or passages
commenting upon the above' topic. It
is a topic of international interest.
Even women, the supposed brainless
portions of humanity, are beginning to
realize that their emancipation lies in
political power. They are beginning
at last to command the admiration of
the male sex by their aspiration for
■Why are governments so reluctant
to grant^womeri the franchise? Would
we, as miners of District 18, benefit
materially if women were to exercise
tfe» franchise? Bitterly chajng and
rebelling under my present economic
bondage,. I would gladly be a party
to the passing over of the male suffrage to them, if I were convinced that
my emancipation would be brought
sooner to realization.
Knowledge Is power; men and women alike lack the knowledge necessary to lay hold of the power that
makes for freedom. The indifference
and apathy manifested by the would-
be franchisee! working man is astounding, 'Men! Get orvthe voters' list. uIt
is never too late to accept your manhood: To be a free and manly man,
Is Infinitely better than a weak and
abject hireling of the master class.
The foreign-speaking brothers who
wish to obtain their naturalization papers are advised to see the miners'
secretary. Now boys! see that every
union man amongst you spends the
few dollars to get your papers, and be
on the voters' list blanks before the
end of this month.
Sunday, the 21st of this,month,'will
be a red letter day.for all Socialists in
and around Fernie. Moses Barltz, of
Manchester, England, will address a,
mass meeting In the Grand Theatre in
the evening. Ho has an internationol
reputation for being' the best inform-,
ed and Wst forceful of Socialist-lecturers.
---.Como'in-crovvds, men? women "and
children,  and  learn of  the  message
chat must lead to our emancipation.
\Comrades!   Boost this meeting.
Law as it Ought to Be
((This letter was held over from last
week owing to pressure on our space).
To the Editor, District Ledger.
Dear Sir,—Permit me space in your
valuable paper to protest, against the
insinuations conveyed by the letter of
'.'.Pure'Sport" appearing in last week's
i s sue of^ the Ledger. IiL_mv— on ii Uon,
"and the opinion "of others, this gentleman's nom-de-plume is rather at variance with the tone of his letter and
the fact that he has not sufficient
courage to sign his name. As a result
of his bashfillness (?) I havo heard
more than one individual accused of
being the author. He refers to the
poor sportsmanship of clubs iu the
Pass, but whether he wishes his remarks to apply to Coal Creek in particular or not, I do not know. I would
fisk him to consider tho attitude of al)
tho clubs competing in the League
aim will leave him, If he'possesses any
impartiality, to draw his own conclusions as to which one has shown the
most sportsmanlike spirit. He further
remarks that probably Conl Creek Tost
their temper undor the Impression
that thoy wero about to loso the
match. Now, sir, tho most casual ob-
sorvor could not fail to have seen
who was the first to loso thoir tern-
por. Up to the time of the scrap, ns
reforeo of tho game, I had tho game
fairly woll in hand, hut if I lind done
nu "Pure Sport" Miguosta and ordered
off the field all who participated Jn
tho "doiinybrook," ilien I would moBt
certainly havo had my hands full, not
to find tbo guilty ono, hut to nscortain
who was not taking part, I understand
perfectly well tlint no roforoo over-
handled a football mutch to the satisfaction of nil the partisans, but I cor-
talnly think that lliu writer, in his
lovo for "Pure Sport," might hnvo used
a llttlo discretion before rushing Into
print. There is one point moro about
tlio writer of this letter ami that, If
ho is Hiich nu eminent erillc ho Hhould
prftvo an oqunlly proficient roforoo,
Why will mich linllvldin!-, |:i llnlr
inudosty and liontlfle love of puro
sport, nlwaya hide behind «omn Incoiv
Ui'iioiiH uom-iln-iiluiiieV Wjiat nn addition ho would lie to the lisl of ref'
Ypunt, nte„
•losiopn MrreiiHi.L.
Conl Creek, It. 0,
The law is a rule!of action prescribed by the supreme power of the state
commanding what is right^nd prohibiting what is wrong. That is law in"
theory. In practice there is no wrong
without a remedy, no injury without
- -If that theory were true, does anyone supposethat a peaceable community would be called on to endure the
presence of an organized ,band of
thugs? Nor would the sheriff be permitted  by an evasion  to  break the
plain intent of the law.
, Note how it works out: The sheriff
cdn only deputize citizens of the state
to aid in the enforcement of law, but
there are not enough citizens who
will beat up and kill peaceable strikers to suit the mining companies—and
the will of the C. & li. rules in
Houghton county. Accordingly Wad-
dell and his murderous band are
brought in—not as'deputiop, mind you.
O, no, but to aid and train deputies in
enforcing the law. They are not content to murder themselves, they must
Initiate and train others in the noble
art of shooting down defenseless strikers. And a learned Judge,with warm
human sympathies seems to see no
way in which he can restrain their
murderous proclivities. A sheriff
whose malfeasance in office should
have cost him his office and his collusion with murderers and conniving at
their escape should have cost him his
liberty—he is to be permitted to go
his way unrestrained and human life
must, remain unprotected.
A'corporation has broken the net of
the law, human life has been taken at
its instance, an emergency has arisen
ahd as yet Judge 'O'-Brien hasn't risen
to meet it.
This is the question that is to be
met: Can a sheriff by calling a dep-J
uty sheriff by another name use as
deputies rmen. that would bp-forbidden
if a subterfuge had not-been resorted
to? Can such transparent methods as
that defeat the great purposes of the
If a' sheriff is sufficiently base to
turn murderers loose against a community, is that- community without
recourse? Must men be prepared to
forfeit their own lives or act upon the
law of self-defense? Has corporate
barbarism driven us to such lengths
as this?
Is civilization at bay before Sheriff
Cruse and Waddel's thugs?
—Such—a-pr0bie"nT"woifld"Tior perplex
any man wliose'mirid was not enmeshed In legal technicalities. -.
•Rut this is not a technicality; it
does not rise to that dignity; it is a
^subterfuge and an evasion worthy a
man who would use such tools.
' What if a technicality stood in .the
way? All intelligent men realize that
the presence of the thugs constitutes
a menace to human life/to many Uvea.
How long and how much should technicalities weigh against human life?.
Which comes first as a primal function of society, the. protection .of life,
or legal technicalities? t ' ,
In the spinning of legal technicalities for the undoing of justice and the
enslavement of  man,' Taney's  Dred"
Scot decision was a masterpiece—but *-
the  sword  of Grant  cut through it
and  humanity. marched o on,—'-Miners''.
When tbe poor refuse to longer remain poor—well, then the rich will
have to go to work.
Some people never realize how little
they know until their children are old
enough to ask questions.
•Peary gets credit for discovering
the North Pole, to Amudsen South
Pole honors belong, but It was Harry
Thaw who put Sherbrooke on the map.
The  Dangers of
'he  family  remedy   for   Coughs   and Ccldi I
Shiloft costs s?  little   and does   no much I' |
You simply can't be well—that is,
really well—if your digestion is bad,
for your very food may poison you
unless It is digested. That is why Indigestion (Imperfect digestion) is the
root cause of nearly all our minor
ailments and of many serious ones too.
Food should nourish your body, and
make .good the daily waste which never
stops, but -it can't do that unless your
stomach digests it. No wonder dyspeptic- men and women are always weak
and ailing—they're starved and often
poisoned too. Starved, mind you, not
•for lack of food, but bectLuse they
don't digest the food they eat. Poisoned, .not by eating bad food, but because
tiltii- stomachs we -weak— nintX tlieir -
bowels inactive, and so the food they
eat -ferments and gives off poisonous
gases which aro carried ''by the blood
stream to every 'part of the body. It
ls because -Mother Seigel's Curative
Syrup possesses in a- remarkable degree tho power to tone, strengthen and
regulate the action of the digestive '
organs—tho -stomach, liver and oowcls
--ihat It Is still, after forty years' testing, tho best known and most successful remedy for indigestion, constipation,
biliousness and .the, many distressing
ailments which are traceable to a weak
or disordered condition of - these 'important organs. Success breeds 1ml--,
tators, and 'there are many so-called
substitutes for Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup, but none of them contain
herbal extracts upon which the restorative and curative value of Mother
Seigel's Curative Syrup depends. Tf
you suffer from Indigestion, and wish
to give Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup
a trial, be sure you get the genuine
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We cater to the workingman's trade
G, A. CLA1K ;*..' Proprietor
Tito orgnnl/.nil wnrKor-a of Now -/(in-
lnnrt t\t,< now coming togi-thcr. Ilnro-
loforo thoy hnd looHoly-fonuod city
central mid dlHtrlct organiziitlonH, nil
moro or Iorh Independent, of onoh■othor. A nntlnnul conference) wnd held
nnd propoHltloiu woro drafted nnd fo-
forrorl for n voto lo locnl unions to
form a natlonnl federation of lnbor to
do tho himlnoBH of I ho workors on thn
Industrial flold nnd a Soclnllst party
Tho Inlost rcpnrts'frnm Vnw flnMflntl
Htnto that tho workers ovorywhoro nm
oiitliuHliiHticiilly ftiwornlng tho plan,
which will be finally,caiiRtiiiitinuod in
a Hocoiid I'ouferuncu to bo hold Hliort-
ly, ..it Ih iiIho oxpoctod that tho Mow)
//cvirtiiiiv.in   mu   (U)i»*Mln  -wnn   UIO   111- j
tnrimtlonnl Secretariat, and thun como
In touch with tho organized workers'
of nil othor tounlrlon.—Clovoland Clt-'
Tho abovo In tho Clovolnnd Citizen,
nhowg that tho spirit of Industrial
unionism Ib tnHliiK holt! of the worlt-
mrs of \ew Zealand. Industrial union-.
Um will come through the oducatlon j
nt the labor c|»m, snd not through
frentlcd f»n*tlfi«n> gone mid.—Miners' Journal,
CnnninRton Manor, Sssk.,
Writes:—"My brothet*suffered severely from eczema,
The sorei were very extern*
1  V*
Mh4    ttt'
"Usders" Is bul smother mine for
mseterr,' "followers" tat snotber
n«m« for sl*f«i.
intnhtoflMli. 7,i\in-Nnfctor*1c
out all the fire, and quickly
gave him ca»<v Within three
weeks of commencinsf with
•55am->Buk treatment, every
Hore hat! \irctt rnrcfl "
Thii li but ont of tho many
letter* we are oinitanily rcceirinf
from people who Imve proved the
lieallnffpoweriofZim-lluIr, For
eciema, pilei, aorei, burm, cud
«nd all ikln troubles thero ll
nothing like thii wonderful balm*
Na itmdtftM* thmU Ih on-
ildered Incurable until Zam-lluk
haa been tried.
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' We ave often taken to task by a certain section
of the capitalist press, tried, found guilty, and condemned, for what they are pleased to call the inconsistency of the radical element of the .working
class, but it would be harder to find anything more
inconsistent than the present system which permits
conditions to prevail as the following cuttings illustrate—
OTTAWA, Ont. Sept. 8.—
"This year's crop will put
the western farmer on liis
feet," declared W. D. Scott,
superintendent of immigration, who has just returned
from the west.
9.—-Thousands of peaches,
tons of luscious fruit, rtpe
and delicious, He rotting in
Okanagan orchards. The
growers who have worked
so hard to hrlng the fruit
to maturity, the shipping
agencies,, and the transportation companies are
, powerless to do anything to
stop the wholesale ruin
which has come to such a
large percentage of. this
-.    year's record fruit yield.
The old cry about "putting the farmer on liis
feet as a publicity stunt is pretty well worn and we
do riot think that Mr. Scott's optimism will influence, to any large extent, the educated farmer or
worker of Canada. ' This year's crop will do no
more for the farmer than it has done in previous
years.-A large crop means small-prices invariably.
Referring to the other cutting we learn, upon inquiring of the local stores, that the price of peaches
this week end will be about $1.25 per box. Now, in
spite of the glut of luscious,fruit, how many will
. be able to secure even one case? Can you imagine
for a minute any system more idotie or ludicrous
that permits one section of the community .'' to get
on;its feet" (?) as a result of a bumper crop, while
to the other section it means possibly ruin!
This bumper crop will do the farmer as much
good as the fruit growers.   It is just the incon-
r.in*l-ft*«/-.Tt    .i£   ^ll-ici_rt-irci4-*rt-iv*—-rn « ■*"-■» 4-n»i*rwV-»r«_fil"» /\_-r\.>»/\Hii nnii.An.
;—olobUXilrj— vi.—fcxiio-oj »bciii~tiia\r~xu^jlvua~Vii\^~jjI ullUvcl  Oir
every occasion, but permits the' capitalist to get
away with the spoils. The farmer, when he raises
a big ci;op, finds himself up against the market or
the elevator companies,, while the fruit grower gets
his handed him by the transportation companies,
and the two of them are between an existence and,
m most cases, "Canada's principal ruler" (the C.
P.R.). .
This leads us to another point. Many shallow-
minded individuals may bc heard complaining that
the miner does not, dig more coal because he is lazy.
It never occurs to most of theso boneheads that if
■ all the diggers were smitten with a desire to break
records the immediate-result would be an increased
output and if the market were not ready, over
The first consideration when employees ask for
an increase is "IIow much aro thoy receiving?"
Of course, some would like us to say "enrning."
But it is never a question of what a man can
"earn," it is whnt he "receives." The coal operators arc not out to let a man "receive Whnt he
earns"—ho must "earn what ho receives." Paradoxical! No, not nl oil. Their prices arc not governed by how much energy he puts forth to earn
a ton, but they arc governed by what he receives
per ton, Jf thorn iR too much conl, tho compnny
must suspend operations or cut prices; if there is
too much fruit tho grower will got less. It is Llui
result of our glorious system that when nnturo is
bounteous, or tho producer produces too much, ho
is compelled lo suffer as n consequence.
to'/defeat the strikers.   "The, position of the.employers," says tho judge, "that withdrawal from
membership in the Federation must be a' condition
precedent to re-employment, is arbitrary'and un-,
tenable.   In principle,' if an employee can do this,
he can with like propriety compel withdrawal from
any political, religious pr social body as a condition
of employment.    In this intense situation, where
power should be used-, generously and gently, it is
a policy which will set men's teeth evoke in strikers the spirit of ioyaity'and sacrifice and make,
them ready, to suffer desperate hardships before
acknowledging any such right in the employer."
■  The mine workers on Vancouver Island! are struggling against, not only the coal operators, but one
of the most autocratic oligareies that ever disgraced the name of the British Constitution.   The flagrant breaches of the Mines Regulation Act which
were permitted by the coal operators'was condoned
by the Minister of Mines for B. C. (Sir Richard
McBride) when he deliberately refused to investigate the case of the men.   As a result of his attitude the Coal Mines Regulation, which calls for the
appointment of gas committees, is being openly disregarded in most of the mining camps of British
Columbia today.   The men realize that they must
disregard the legislation,enacted for their benefit
or run the risk of creating trouble and possibly,
strikes.  It is positively asinine to expect the worker to serve on gas committees when he knows that
he is likely to be discriminated against if he obeys
the act, and that his .zealousness may cost him his
job.; Jobs arc too few and men too many.
Nmww the District
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^'S:,;V''   (Continued from Page sy\
■■vs. *.
As wage earners'we organize in trade unions to
improve the wages and working and living conditions' of labor—not merely, to benefit ourselves in a
selfish-sense as individuals, but, through the collective effort of the whole mass of labor, to benefit,
the entire wage-earning class.
In a large sense we are essentially opportunists.
We gain an advance or an improvement for ourselves whenever an opportunity offers and we are
ready tottake advantage of it. Many of such opportunities are lost because of large groups of wage
.earners being''unorganized. The trade union movement, strong as it is, with, all its proud record of accomplishment, still embraces much.less than one-
third of the wage earners; the remaining more than
two-thirds being free lances in the field of labor.
Many of these unattached wage earners are' in
sympathy with the aims and purposes of organized
labor, but still we can riot count on the support of
those who have-.not allied themselves with,us. The
old saying that "He that is not with us is against
us" may be somewhat harsh as applied to those
wage earners who are in sympathy "with'the trade
A geologist in the employ of Dr. Rsler and Dr.
Dunn is reported to lmvo discovered a vory hilor-
I'Hting specimen of a petrified dinosaur on tlio Rod
Deer Hivcr north ol! Brooks, Alta. Tho Cnlgary
papers eliiim this honor for a Cnlgary geologist,
TImh In not tlio find specimen of mythology or thc
MoKDzoifi ngc tlint has been discovered by Cnlgnri-
mis. lu niHO homo of onr renders, liko oursclvi's,
mny )»• ignorant uf llm chiirnf'tonKtirH of this imi-
m-?*l. may mention Hint tho (MicyHopnodiit snys "towards tlio dose of juri-wic times Iho dinomiui'H wore
I lie HiormruliK of land nnd son. Somo woro Imrbiv-
orous nnd .siilisistpd probnbly on the leaves nnd
young roots of trees; others wero cnrnivnrmiH nnd
preyed on twinl! mnimnnls. Most of l.hem were
probnbly land nnimnls," etc., ete. TP the dlnosnur
woro to be resurrected ho would find somo vory
keen competitors among Uio real eMiilu nitotioii nl
tint west today, 'i'liero nre Mill a immher of "iiwul
nnimnls" to be found, not only in Calgary, but on
tlio wholo of this pontinont. Nnturo, like history,
hns its repot it ions,
Vancouver Tnlnnil Hcoms to bo vory much Su nood
of a fow men pro-mc-SHing tho fonrloss outspokenness
of Judgo Alfred J. Murphy, who, in finding ngniiiHt
the coppor mining companies of Michigan on tho
ni-nt-m. proposition of Hioir attitude, uses Inriffiingo
in which ho describes the operators' attitude as
"unrvnM»niil»l»« nml nihil nu'>," Thn *:*i\,\M' companion, liko tlm ennl operators of Vuneouvor Island. xv'tfAi to eliminate- recognition of tho union.
Their only mmioption ot ft uiifon is their own law-
lo.vs combination which permits 11-i.mu to employ
special iiolirtj svliu uiu uulUum, iiiui'c tluu tttc moat
•b'grndod souin nf humanity, nnd any other means
"union m^meh^tTTjiiougir^irinerabers ofTtTbut-
still, as they are not with us, where are they?
It is the existence of so large a body of unorganized wage earners that makes it possible for an
occasional loud-mouthed advocate'of radical theories to obtain a temporary following in opposition
to the "more orderly, more sound, and consequently
more successful and permanent, organizations of
labor, thus presenting for the criticisiri of patronizing intellectuals and for the satisfaction of hostile
employing interests the spectacle of labor divided
against itself. These offside movements have the
effect of discouraging tho wage earners who, participate in them from affiliating with the legitimate
trade union movement. They swallow everything
said to them by the glib talkers, who are responsible to nobody, and1 then, when the movement results in failure, they feel sick and sore and do not
wish to venture again. They know they were hurt,
but they havo not learned to distinguish between
the bona fido trade union movement and the per-
sonally conducted excursion to tho land of defeat
that scooped them in,
Our labor unions nro handicapped, first by the
existence of so largo a percentage of unorganized
workors, and second by tho tondoney of different
groups of theso workers at different times to become tho easy prey of the solf-sooking adventurers,
tho Cnptnin Kidds of the labor world, who sail
tho son of lnbor undor tho black flag.
Wo all know that wo need tho affiliation of thoso
workers with tho legitimate trado unions, Wo
need them so wo can present a united front to all
tho world, so that none may soo labor divided
against itself. Wo need them so thnt the unions
will control n largo pcrcontngo ol! tho labor market,
and bo ablo to glvo shorter hours, highorVagcs and
hotter working conditions to moro wago earners.
Not for oursnlvcB nlono do wo need thoso workers
for the accomplishment of those beneficial purpoH-
oh, but for thoir own snko for tho welfare of all
othor, workoi'H.—Kx.
Mike Seamoh/has returned from
Bellevue, where'he has been for the
last four months,, and started his old
job 'driving' in No.\ 6 mine.
The' Labor Day celebration was a
disappointment to the miners, as they
had all arrangements made to' parade
irom their hall to the Labor Hall. The
inclemency of the'weather made it im-,
possible, however." But it did not deter a good, many from assembling at'
the hall; as, arranged, and their disappointment was voiced when they found
is was cancelled.- ' However, arrangements were^made to hold a smoker in
the evening at which all enjoyed themselves.      - '.      •'?
D. A. Simister, who is engaged as
blacksmith at No. 6 mine, was removed to hospital last week with a mild
attack bf>yphoid. We hope to see
Dave around again' soon, vs
" W.' Graham, vice president, was' in
the city last week on his way through
to visit the Talier mines.
Notices are posted at the mines that
nominations lor all District officers
takes".place this week at the regular
meeting of Local 574.
J. Hargreaves has opened a mlulng
class in the Miners' Hall. A few are
taking advantage of this opportunity
to Increase their knowledge in mining
but there are a great number of young
English-speaking men who are not ex-
hibitlng much Interest. -
John Browne-has left the. mine and
accepted a situation in Morden and
Bennett's store.
Miss Louisa .'Moore has accepted a
situation in ttie Monarch Theatre as
,-The Lethbridge Callies were the
winners of the Scotch cup. After a
hard^and fast game with the St, Andrew's, they ran out the winners by 3
goals • to nil., Oh ye cup, -which was
filled again and, again on adjournment
tb the Alexander Hotel. First wae
auld Scotch, then wae three staur,
then soda water," then ye lemonade.
What a peculiar sensation thae Templars, had. jn the morning when they
found - some "of tlie auld Scotch had
adhered to the cup and mixed wae the
lemonade." "However,~'l dinna think
their' pastors will be so hard as to
tak' their buttons frae them seeing
that they were tenderfoots.
' There'seems-'to be a craze for ae
things Scotch in the air around here
the noo. -For if you go north, south,
east or wost, you kin near naething
bit the heroic efforts of a few Scotch
chiles as they wrastle wi' the Do, Are,
Me' on the chanter. My whit a band
o' Highlanders we will haei-around
here. Go It, Alex;,it is=good--for=the
lungs and gaes you a good full.cheek.
In fact, I feel the craze coming owre
my sel'.   i wonder 4f they'would let
*,; ■   \" iXS'-lX" X A' V-v'-'.-"'"
-     ;   HiLLCR£&T-SNOfESl
hight. Theparty "meet's/at-.the Presbyterian Church twice-a "week, Monday and Friday evenings/at 7.30.' All
interested are cordially,invited..A-'1 '
The" mines here, are running fairly
well' these days in spite of the \p&r
shortage that seems to" make things
pretty bum. ,In our neighboring camp,
Burmis,- where the miners have scarcely .done anything, at-all for the last
three weeks,,-it. has been said'that
things will' brighten, up iiii the near
future, ' ,",   -  j, -/, ';-,--'    '
We hear that-our old/friend Ed.
Thomas will-soon be .with .lis',-again,
It seems that nearly all- of tie boys-
have lifted their tent pegs from Beaver Creek. - Nothing doing, so say the
boys. ,;      '  ' ' -  ■    .
There seemed-to be,quite'a deal of
kicking' going on among the miners
here last pay day in regard,to the
whole month's union dues being stopped. According to the information
that the "Observer" has, it seems that
there was some mistake or misunderstanding with the coal company. Our
secretary, Mr. Tom Harries, claims to
have had an understanding with Mr.
Hamilton, to the effect that the company agreed to, deduct the whole
month's union dues on the second-pay
of each "month. Possibly this thing
may be fixed up by next month.    -
It seems that the half mile race between "Nat Evans, of Passburg, and
Scot, of Burmis, which should have
been contested at Passburg on- the
8th' of this month, has fallen through.
The Burmis boys failed to put in an
appearance, thereby losing their deposit of'$10.00.   Easy money, Nat
me play the cymbals.
All workors nro reminded thnt now is the time to
rogistnr thoir most (.■flVotivo kick; tho voters' list
being now opiMi. The list docs not remain open for
nn indefinite period, nnd il is the duty of every
worker to make immediate inquiry iuul iiHcerlnln
«.!intW hlo vimA lo nnnn tbo liol, or not. Tho olos-
in«j rtnlo \a Ortnhpv ('th. T^o not leave it until
the Inst <hy, bul mnko your Inquiry nt onco nnd if
you nre not on get on nt once. The othor side hns
no better nrgumont or oleolion agent thnn the
tmnlhi' nnd bid if for onco of tho wnrtow. The individual who classes tho ballot asuscli<«s invariably
wnnts un excuse for his neglect in registering hb.
nnnu'.  It is just ns useless, m yon mnkc it.
Do this nt, once, not tomorrow, but todny. Tlu>
next election in thin province mny menu to you
more thnn nny prevloui election. Bvory effort will
ba iiuliIc lu defeat thc Wircr, wbrHiir h<» ulnnili
pat n« n Socially or oxtctnporizos ns a Liberal Uu
hor. The only thing for iho worker is to bo on the
voters* list, and un^fhi* tarn is there ho must ex-
I*rt whnt ho hns aWraySi w«olv«d from the opposi-
turn, tlie BlortoniijfcStt!*r. - -?l"M1,In^ nnrtLM'
r oiving in rotiirn«&Wi03MiBIS9.;i
The wash house here at the Passburg mines Is now under way. The
coal company ls getting.all kinds of
lumber for the scene and everything
points to a speedy .completion, We
understand that the workers here are
going to have a wash Iioubo of the
latest' design. Anyhow, we sincerely
hope that It will be an Improvement
on the present one.
The concert and social held at the
PaBBburg Churh he're, under the auspices of the Ladles' Aid, last Wednesday evening, was pronounced by all to
be quite a hit. Thero was quite a good
attendance and everybody felt that
they hnd enjoyed a nice evening, Tlio
program was as iollows, Mr, Hamilton
ln the chair: Passburg * Mnlo Voice
gave a nlco rondorlng of "Nlta"; song,
Mr. Leyshon, "Genevieve"; song, Mr.
Ituiuloll, "Mnry"; song, Mr. H. Beard,
"Tliora"; Passburg Male Voice, "EH-
leon Allanah"; Bong Mr. T. Coran,
"Obligo a Lady"; song, Mr. Howell,
son., "Alice, Where Art Thou?"; duot,
organ and mandolin, Mr. and Mrs.
J to woll; recitation, Mrs. Hamilton. A
fow remarks from tho chairman'concluded tho first part,of tho program.
Tho'second part, with tho tables nlco-
ly loaded, made n fitting conclusion
for a hungry man.
Mr, and Mrs.'Duncan loft PaHsburg
lust Friday night for the liuid of tlio
thlBtle, wlioro Tom has sworo to land
for Homo tlmo. We wish tbem u happy tlmo and a Bafo roturn,
Mr. nnd Mrs, Thompson, of Elko,
wero vlnttlnR thoir daughter, MrB.
Duncan, for n fow (layn prior to tliolr
leaving for llbnnlo Scotland.
Tho Bt'ork mild n visit to tlio homo
of Mr. nnd 'Mm, Cnrtwrlglit, loavlng
thorn a flno bnby, girl, Doth mother
nnd tililld doing nicely,
Mru, Itobortnon loft Pnuuhurg hiBt
Thursday for Kdmonton to join hor
husband. Mr. IlobortBon, who ItaB so-
curnd "a position ns schoolmaHtor.
Como ngnin, Mrs. Ilobortson, wo shall
bo ploasad to boo you.
Tho Oth of Boptomhor wUnosiod- tho
flrnt two-wookly pay day for tho mino
workers In Alborta. Tho boys did not
Hecin to umlorstund nt nil until thoy
naw thoir stntomentB. Thon thay ap-
prnbliitcd, you hot.
Old Dill Hlllmnn, from Hmcrost, nnd
im n vln't't 1n«t *hmV,' Nlil -claims this
end of tho PaHs Is his homo for somo
tlmo to como.  Stay with it, Bill.
Messrs. Msset, Hansen, Coram,
Richards, Fiu-rell and Duncan, and a
wholo host or thoir frlonds, journoyod
..       , ,      *r.       *
VU till- lltillll   IViUWfH Ul  *.***}  .-.U.-vi*  »s>»*.
for a fow days' fishing. Thoy started
from PnsBhurg on tho 30tti of Inst
month, nnd landed bnck, somo of
thorn, Tuosdny nlgbf, and tho otliori
on WcdnoHdny,, Although tho weather
was very unfavorable, thoy secured'
noun. \«'iy nlctt catches. Fish lean
than a pound would have looked llko
a nin-iti. Tit« hoy* luunt have had quite
n toiiKh time coming home, as they
landed two horses shy. However, they
made it. i*
Any pnrson dentrotti of Joining the
iMssbtirg Male Vole* P»rly may do so
by enquiring from the secretary, Mr.
Nat Hnwpnvor*JO«/«i«!»--»to»K *°uw
Although the Beaver Mines Sports
Committee were compelled, owing' to
the mine working so.Dadly, to cancel
the -competitions offering prizes for
football," baseball ,and tug-of-war, to
teams from outside the district, and to
confine the sports to local competitors, yet from every standpoint the
sports- weie a - great - success.— The*
weather was all that could be desired,,
and this enabled ranchers and others
for miles around to flock' Jo the village .and take part in the various competitions. Great credit is due to the
committee and especially the energetic secretary, Tom Moody, for the manner in which all the details "were carried to. a successful Issue, the unanimous vote being that it was the best
day's sport the people enjoyed for a^
long time N- v„
The dark cloud of depression continues to hang over this camp, -and so
far the mine has only worked- two
""days since th¥"jcommencement_of_tlie"
present' month. The result is that
men are pulling out every day until at
present very few single men are left.
In the meantime the -management are
endeavoring to find employment at
development work for men with famll-.
les and others whose fortunes-for tlw
time being are tied up ln the camp.
Our only consolation, ts that the cloud
Is not without Its silver- lining and it-
is an open secret that the commencement ot next month will see develop-
pment work on a much larger scale
than heretofore commenced while tbe
prospects for.a good winter's work appear bright.
As'Mr, Cecil Durham, who has acted In the capacity ot .timekeeper at
the mino hore for a considerable
time, is leaving, the boys have arranged a smoker for Saturday evening,,
the 20th inst., in order to give him a
pleasant send-off.
Brlsco—^Graham — }...sA
A pretty wedding was. solemnized in"
the Methodist -Church at' 6 pirn." on
Saturday,'when'.'Miss -Grace'Graham
became thebride of Mr. Daniel Brls-
co.   The bride, who looked beautiful
In her .bridal robe of • cream .duchess
satin with trimmings, carried a (shower buoquet of bridal roseB.   She -was
attended '-by Miss Edith Taylor, and
Mr. Jno. H.'HooQ did the,.honors.for
the groom.   The ceremony ■ was performed tiy'the. Kev. Mr. J. Watkins
'Jones, in the^presence of a largenum-!
ber. of friends acquaintances.' At the
conclusion of the:ceremonythe ha.ppy
couple, in the midst of friends and
sKowers of rice, marched to the Masonic Hall, where a Bumptuous supper
.was served.'  After "supper the'wedding march was played1 by the Coleman orchestra.  Dancing .was kept tip
till' the wee sma' hours, when the
happy  couple * retired  to  their < own
home on Hillside.    The magnificent
array of wedding gifts received by the
young couplers a proof of their general popularity and the event proved
a  most  enjoyable  occasion  for  all
those who had the pleasure to attend.
A   party  of  Hillcrest   sportsmen,
namely, C. L. Johnston, Itius McNeil
and James\Barbour,  returned  home
from-a.few-weeks'-'vacation  in the
mountain- the last few days.   Fears
wero entertained as to their where-
aoouts and safety on Monday evening,
and we were pleased to see them turn
up safe and sound. While on their trip
they canje In contact with a grizzly.
It appeared that he objected to "their
presence and made a cowardly attack
on them,   'But the men, being cool
headed and good shots, his boldness
resulted In his pelt being now. on exhibition in Hincrest:     - i     ^
Mr. Chas Carlson was visiting
friends at Taber at the week end.
Miss Mamie Boyd, of -Blairmore,
was visiting friends, lri Hillcrest on
Monday. "- .     '
John Melak suffered a painful Injury on Tuesday. , While following his
employment as miner, a fall of coal
and caprock caught him.-l He sustained a broken leg and was removed to
the hospital, where. he Is doing as
well" a~s can -be" expected/
George Helgan, who sustained a
painful injury 'in the mine some weeks
ago, ls able to be around again.
Robert Dunlojp, well known through
the Pass, has been visiting ln Hillcrest the last few days. . " ■■■
-fire,'-as' tfi:T©sultr,of- yhlcfiVsev%l^f'\5'
teresting "side" shows';were pulled^f";'-*■
'during the afternoonVsucti as "Hoyr to^' '''•'
get teeth - orit: without ■ a\doctor", and ;-•'"
^'How.to have "a' black eye though not
a.nigger,"  >-f., -''-;'      -l    -,,    ,- • " ;'
rsTheihiead's;of-families in Frknk-all-r .,
gathered*: in Blais" .Hall on.,Wednesday O ;
night ^ to, discuss, the; school situation..
in Prank. ,The government .having fail- : l
ed'to cbirie forward with any help and    ;,
no prospect of the one hundred chil; *\
dren' of town' getting ;any school folVV'H
this, year, the people of town decided\.
to accept the- offer of, .Rev.,,W.' S.,
Young^ !who said-he woul4 give his services, free ' of charge ,till-Christmas, .
and'if enough money would'be raised
to provide an assistant arid tfius teach '■'
the .majority of the -children of school ■
age, a nominal fee of $1,00 -per. month -
for each.child of parents who do not ■;
pay taxes is to.be made to cover.expenses. "School:will'open,on .Monday
for children-in-the-second, .third and
fourth books. -    '-% "
Mr. Franklsh, of Bellevue, was,in
town on Monday evening.     •" - -
Yaro-slor Vysholida has been'unable
Chas. Grahairi and -V.\ C. Edwards-
journeyed .to Lethbridge on Wednesday's local. ',._'<
The polo tournament at Cowley during the past few days has claimed the
Interest qf quite'a number of our citizens. Among those who paid that
burg a . viBit ■ on .Wednesday were
Mayor W. L.VOuimette, Chas. Higgins,
Robt. Jones, McKeen Hunter, Chas. ■
Dean aufi Miss Welsh.
•Mr. and Mrs. Maltby, of Nelson, B.   ■
C, parents of Mrs. F. C. Graham, are
guests at the Graham's residence this
week. '      ; .    ■    .
'IMrs. H. A. Parks, who has been visiting friends In Coleman and Frank
for some time, left, for Regina on
Thursday last."       '      ,
Mrs. J. F. Wilson, of Proctor*, B..C.,'
and formerly of Coleman, was a'Visitor Jii town ori Wednesday.
iMiss'J. Garbutt, of Calgary,,has ac-'">
cep'ted a - position in the dry goods
department ofthe Co-operative store.
Miss  Gat-butt  began her  duties  on
Friday. last._   ■     ___ _     -	
C. Oakes, of Lethbridge,- Tas a
guest at the Coleman Hotel on Sun*
day.-     • ' •
Cecll-Gower, Mrs.-Gower, and little
son Walter, returned'on Friday last
froni a very enjoyably-spent. holiday
at Aberriethy,-. Sask. Mr. Gower re-',
ports prospects for a bumper crop In
Wm..and' Mrs. Evans returned last
week from a three nionths'. sojourn, in
Calgary. They report a pleasant
Ume ' but still think * Coleman good
enough" for theni      v   •'-"   '*-.■' .
Tho big mino ls working stendlly
this month and ls getting ln shape.far
tho season's run. No londors aro bolng
hired nt present owing to scarcity of
John Sonjlo Ib back from tho homestead and slnrtoil in the mino.
Sam Dunn line movod his family into town bul has not got a Job yot, '
Tho Minors' Hall Is to bo palntod
and varnished, Walter ParrlBh la to
do tho work, which ls much ncedod, ob
the,hull was gottlng 'badly weather
worn, Tho hall Is nl^3 to ho wired
for oloclrlc light, Davo Ryan having
chargo of samo, , '
At a contract minors' mooting hold
on Sunday, tho result of tho ballot
taken on Saturday wns dlscusBod. It
dovolopod that a groat many mon mis-
understood tha ballot, and aftor n
lengthy discission It was dooldod to
doolaro tto vote llloftal. As tho troublo nroBn ovor tlio checkwolRhman re-
fimlng to tako ehookoffs, and holp got
mnn In thc union, nnd ns ho had re;
codod from IiIb position and snid he
would ho guided by tho Instructions
from tho men, tho matter was lot
Intornntlonnl Oritfinlzor "Dig Karl"
Ib In town tills wook on buslnnnfl.
(loorgo lienor, hns roturned from his
"lvlp"to LotlibrlilBo and has started im
the mino.
unnrlie t'armou w«h in town ou »un-
Hay iliihUiH tiluiHa
Ambrose Shea has quit tho mine
and Is working ns night porter at the
Ttoynl Hotel,
' Dr. Looeh sprung n eurprlne on hi*
p»i i* i    . .» t   -,    ..     .   t
fc»*»v«fcS»>i    W    fcV-t     -+*nf*    ***e,V     n **-*...•     W-     nvxti
to Calgary nnd wns married. His
bride was Mlns Jcanetle Mndkny,
Thoy aro npondlng tho honeymoon at
the coast,
Mrs. J. Dartlen Is disposing of her
household Roods nt auction. She Is
going north to Join hor husband n^ar
r»r. Phllpnlt, of Wlnn,lpi»/TP in In
town taking earn of Dr. Leech's prao-
tiro lit his absonne.
Tho Utile d.iughtor of Alvfii Psnpl
mnt with a serious accident on Tuesday, when she fell down tho dollnr.
There seems to be no bones broken.
Wl thu. child U wMu, lo wave..
to work during the past week.- While
unloading a car of hay, by mistake he'
got a large hook stuck in his foot instead of the hay.        • ■>    '.;    '
Dick Porter, who lias been here for
some months as assistant to the car
repairer of,the C. P.,R.,,has glven..up
his job and expects to leave this week
end for his old home ln Manitoba.
•Miss Latta and Miss Perkins, of
Blalrmoro were visiting in town, on
Mr. and Mrs. Atherton; who' left
town some time ago for the Coast,
have returned to the -Pass again and
passed through here on Tuesday.
Last Thursday night a fierce.wind
storm caught the town,- which knocked the electric light ByBtera almost out
of commission for the time being, several of the posts were lying on the
Mr. and MrB. Ollc and son,arrived
in town last Friday from Bohemia.
Thoir threo Bons, who havo 'been here
for some time, had prepared a homo
nnd on Saturday night had their
friends in to enjoy a social glass.
Tho home of Mr. Excakltel was "all
nglow last Sunday, the occasion bolng
the celebration of the baptism of tholi;
Martin Povltch, of Frank, got hurt
In tho Blairmore mino Inst wook. Ills
lifo had a vory narrow escape, aB ho
wns undor a heavy fall of rock. 'He
will be laid up for a fow weeks,
Contractor Palmer's young saw mill
got blown down in ono of tho recent
storms,. Mr, Palmor was Inside tho
building whon tho roof camo ln,
Our oonotablo, Benjamin Daghford,
of R. N. W. 'M. P. bnrrackB, BUddonly
disappeared laat .week, No one scorns
to know anything of hlmoxcopt that
ho got on tho train going wost In
plain clothos and has not boon soon
since, Ills placo horo Is talcon by
Con&tablo Wilson.
Dan Dunlop, junior, was arrostod
last wook ln iDlalrmoro nnd charged
with taking monoy from a lottor. llf»
preliminary honrlng was hold In Dlnlr*
mora on Frldny nnd wns remanded
for trial nt Maclood on Frldny last,
Two of ninlrmoro's young pooplo
woro marrlod last Wednesday .by Rev.
W. II. Muncastor; MIbs Ohatfleld, who
bolongB to a family thnt rostdod in
Frank for yearn, and Mr. Harry Berry,
of Dlnlrmoro Drug Storo,
,i Ahout 0 o'clock on Monday morning
tho firo whistle blow nnd tho town
was In form od that tho premlsod of the
41 -Moat Market wore all abln'/u. In tt,
tew minutes the Frank firo brigade,
or nil thnt, Is left of It, wore on tho
spot and woro pouring a good stream
uu Uin UiUWtiA, A uttfe later (ii« Ult.li-
more tire brigade arrived In au automobile. Tho brigade was composod of
Messrs. Lyons,1 .Dawson, Swln, Moor-
head and Howo.. After a hard fight
W   nil   0*i,-W|   n-nrl   n'nll   nldoil   YiV   tilt*
timely appoaranco of Jake Wlilllor,
tho flro was extinguished but tho upstairs ot the building wns practically
Ityan, ot Frank, nnd Moorohundk7T
ruined. Louis Uynn, ot Frank, and
Moorhoad, ot Blairmore, did good
work wiih nn nx» and the results still
remain. After a little clearing awdy
Mr. Howe was ablo to start cutting in
tho lower pnrt of the building next
morning. - When the flames wore put
out several partleti, who had got over
excited looklug on ill tho flro, wore
lod to Imagine thnt thoy too were on
flro somewhere, and had to apply
IWU1C forjft 0. rno'ntuty to finrnrh fhl«
-.Mrs. W. L. Ouimette returned last - *
week from Proctor," B. C., whither she
had, gone for the benefit of her health; -
She "reports enjoying her visit and-
returns much improved,
;- Henry Perdup, who some weeks ago
underwent an operation, at the ,Cole-v''
man  hospital  for  appendicitis,   was
discharged from that Institution last
week and will soon be about again.   .
' The Coleman depot Ib receiving a '
fresh coat of paint.' It is understood
the building both inside and out will,
be renovated, ' '
. Word  was   received   la  town   on,
Tuesday, of the serious injury of Harry Wlieatcroft; at Drumholler, Alta.
He, in company with two other mln- '
ers, was following a car going Into ,
the  slope in, the  Druftheller  mine
when the.car broke looBe at a point'
throe hundred feot from tho bottom.
F, Wheatcroft, father of the Injured
man, left on Tuesday night for the •
scone of the accident, but, nothing
vory definite is as yot known as to
Harry's condition.
W. S., Poris, of Sentinel, was a
Coleman visitor on Monday.
,I-Iarry Loaey roturnod on Monday *
from a throo months', sojourn at Taber and Banff and lias accepted a position at his old post, tho P. Burns &
Co. ment marfiot.
John Unttwovth, his son Porcy and
John Snow havo boon out for moro
than n wook In tho region of tho
south branoh of York Crook on tho
trail of tho big horn sheep. Mr. Una-
worth soourod somo splondld spool-/
monU in this locality last yoar nnd It
will ho no Burprlso it tho party bring „
homo something that will at loast
koop up nn established reputation,
J. Howell waa a visitor at Calgary
and Maclood during last wook end',
J, Rlchton, ot P. Durris & Co. staff,
Is Binding a holiday nt ICilmonton,
J, C, Durns, ot Toronto, representing Shlnpliy Mfg. Co,, cull oil on
Colomnn merchants on Snturday,
0, W. Blade, of New Mloliot, wns a
Colomnn visitor on Saturday,
Geo, Main loft boiuo days ogo on a
visit to Edmonton.
■0, 11, Qoevalii, of the calgnry Herald, was ix guest nt tho Colomnn Ho-'
toi dn Tuosdny*
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ns Vnr tender nt thr Colomnn Hotrl
T. Donnlson, of Blalrmoro, wa» lu
Coleman Monday.
Tho football match vlayod at Bollovuo botwoon thn toam ot that town
hliU V-OibUlAU (UAUlleU Ul A HuUuii  tot
Coleman,  Scoro 2-1,
.Tho Rov. Mr. Phillips, of Coal
Creek, will sponk noxt Sunday night
on "Burden Uonrlng and Burden Sharing."
Tho MothotMits of Coal Creek nre
gottlng up nn entertainment for Monday, Sept 22. The program will In-
eludo *<A Mflxlmnjjo.thronilh Palestine," music, lee cream and cako. A
great time Is exjvecte'd and all ar«
rnrdfnlfy Invllod.
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_*   ..Semi-Final. Mutz Cup Competition -
."'   ■ All roads led to the football grounds
on' Saturday last, where a large crowd
-■ of ' enthusiasts assembled to witnesi
'the semi-final tie in the Mutz Cup competition;'-. between" Coal' Creek   and
-.Bellevue/. This match was made more
1 '.attractive by the fact that, according
.\to rumor, Bellevue, in their desire to
appropriate the cup and find-a resting
place for it-in Sunny Alberta, signed
•on a bunch of the Sons of England F.
C   of Lethbridge.    Coal Creek made
"two changes in the personnel of the
team, TV .Martin, taking inside left ln
place of R. Jolnson, who is stlll'on the
injured list, and E. Partridge, outside
right in place of J. Harper.   Referee
Wilson}' of Fernie, -called the boys to
• order about 5.30 p.m.' Coal Creek played with the sun at'their backs from
the very outset, and had all, the play,
- 'simply romping around the Bellevue-
citadel. It- was only the marvellous
abilities. as a goal keeper displayed
"by 'Sam Paton that,saved'the score-
"from looking like a crlcket;match before the -interval. The game itself was
■ exciting , as theV English Cup finals.
' Parker, of Bellevue,,received injuries
-' which necessitated his removal from
.  the field of play for' a  short  time.
Pete Garvie, the dashing Coal Creek
.  centre forward, next demanded attention from'the trainer, owing to a kick
" In the stomach; which knocked the
wind out of his sails for a short time.
The"' interval arrived with no score on
either side.    On resumption 'Bellevue
'seemed to brighten, up a little and
made several dashes towards the Coal
bf-tfie two Maes averted all danger.
From now on the game was fasti and y
furious, some splendid footwork being
shown* by both teams.- Pete, Garvie
- again demanded attention' from the
_.-■ doctor and this kept him off the field
■ for a few- minutes.    He received a
.great ovation, however, when he returned.   The Creek then, pressed and,
" during a scrimmage before goal, Booth
stepped in and placed the' ball In Jhe
' "net.   The crowd simply howled with'
"delight, hats and sticks.flying in all
"directions. This seemed to break the
■" Creek, rushing'down again, added an-
1 other to" their credit. The game had
then only to igo about five minutes and
' terminated', with' Coal Creek winning
<to the tune of 2-0.' Referee Wilson deserves credit for the manner in which
i ho handled the game.,    ' ' •*
-Fouls"were conspicuous'by their absence in the game between Coal Creek
and Bellevue, which speaks well for
the sportsmanship of'both teams. The
.superb goalkeeplng of Sammy Peters,
of Bellevue, received several ovations
from the spectators. The two Macs of
Coal Creek defence, were there with
1 the head and toe work as occasion required.
Teddy Partridge was a great Improvement' as butslde right on Sat-
, urday's form.  The spectators conduct-
"<3d themselves creditably, which gives
the lie to "Pure Sport."
Tommy Martin will do well, after a
few .practices with the senior eleven,
Tho ladles prosont certainly gavo vent
to tliolr feollngs (whon the whistle
sounded for tlmo,
,   Tho camp crier was proBont with
IiIb strenuous cry of-"Dig ln; tho llttlo RodB,"
Tho mombors  ot  tho  Coal  Creoli
„ Club ontortalnod tho Bollovuo boys to
u smoking concert nftor tho gnmii on
Snturday last. Mr. J. Shank? occupied tho clihlr and'called upon J, Mc
Mlllnn to opon tho concort. A.capa-
bio staff of butlers woro prosont -dis-
, pausing tho nocesstiry for the Inner
man, and tho "boys" from Bollovuo
1 entorod Into tho procoodlngs with On-
jthuslnam. Messrs. Paton, Hutton (a
In Lnuderj, .Parker, Long worth and JI.
Japron. of Bollovuo, contributed ltomB
to tho program, which was woll rocolved, Bolow wo 8,1 vo a list ot ltdms:
Song, J, McMillan; song, "Sands of
tho Desert," Snm Paton; song, Win,
I'nrkor; song, Loiigworth; song, ,"Nn-
lxloon," IT, Jopson; song, J. Buchanan; song, "Bnndoloro," (loorgo Smith;
song, "River Shannon," J. Wnlkor;
Hong, W. Morgnn; song, "By tho Old
Mill Stream," Frod MoubboU; souk,
"Jennie McGregor," encore, "Hob Roy
Mcintosh" (n la Lauder), Iko Hutton;
aong, "Bonnie Mnry of Argylo," It.
Sampson; song, "Rooolloctlon of Silver Tl'TOftdH," Snm futon; non*, "OM
Man's" Asa," encore, "Postponed," R.
Hillsborough; song, "Tho, Children's
Mui awl, J, McMillan; -song, "Farmer
CUl-u," II, rtkvUaw; biiun, "I/o Llttlo Pigs," Pete Dawson; song and
dance, "O'Holllgnn," Tom Coughlan;
Bong, "11111* ot Caledonia," II. Fox;
' nong, "Docembor nnd Mny," Ed. Starr;
mitWj »oiiK. ' .■jiuttnug ut« uruucoi"
Jim iMoParlnnet (Juot, "Tbo nanohcr's
Ode to the Dying Spider," Messrs.
Cotighlnn and MoFarlane; accompanists, J. Davison nnd Charlie Percy.
Everybody onjoyod themselves Immensely,
Sounds ot good times emanated
from llw houio uf-Mr. nud Mr* Btevu
Hall, Coyotp Street, on Monday «ren-
lug, th* occasion .being (he anntver-
ntiry et tho nataf day of tholr'ion
Jim. A ffnortly titimber of frlejirti and
acquaintances ot tooth sexes' ssiiem-
bled Xo conscatulatii, TUo iuiidUion of
the song,- "How Paddy Stole, the
Rope,", by J. Worthington,, received
loud applause. Refreshments were
handed, round^ during the evening.
George's'renditipn of "Casey. Jones",
will be remembered by ihose present
The party .broke up about'midnight,
everybody voting having had a good
time: Oh,' you picture-postcard girl!
Keep your eye on Billy. ! Congratulations, Jimmy. \'      , ,
Mrs. Irfiwther Morton, of Holy City,
returned from the' CoaBt on Tuesday
.evening, where she has been spending
a vacatlori—and'dollars. She reports'
having had a good time. Lowther is
looking quite happy again now.
The boys at the Club had quite a
time pulling the quills from Chester's
neck. Say, Jack,,, who' was it that
nearly got knocked over the cliff with
the goat? Was it Ike or Billy? Mao
declares he knows but won't tell.
Jim McCloughlari b\ew back into
camp from the. Coast on Wednesday.
.'Mrs. Young, of'Coyote,Street, returned to camp on Saturday last, after
her vacation spent-with her aunt *,in
Montana. ■ '"*"•
, The stork is not dead^yet. On Monday he paid a visit to the home of Mr.
and'Mrs. Benny Drew, Coyote Street,
leaving a'daughter: After, resting over
night, he -paid a'visit to the home of
Mif/and Mrs. W. McFegan,' leaving a
daughter. tAll concerned doing well.
Billy, is quite proud, The boys congratulate you. You must ask Benny
how to make cinder tea. -
7 The fixings for the new^Library for
the Club have arrived; more work for
the carpenters.
The mines were Idle up here Tuesday afternoon shift and all day' on
Thursday. Shortage of box cars, etc.,
was the cause.-
. Theannouncement,of.the.cup.final
beinfe put" off tiirCpay day has given
general satisfaction. We wish you
luck, boys. -Don't'forget your mascot
with the loud voice, "Dig in."
The .hunting' party, who' left here
last week for.a trip to Bull River returned on Saturday, weather beaten.
Say,. Tommy, don't' get so excited
when you see anything., ■
Archie Dick, at one time master me:
chariic here, visited camp on Sunday
accompanied by^ his, blushing bride.
Sorry we did not get to see you, Archie. . Anyhow) accept hearty congrat-
glad'to see'you. ,    '.
'.The five-a-side football competition,
which could not be finished on'Labor
Day owing to darkness, was decided
on Sunday. R. Whyte's, team and A.
MoPegan's-team competed in the final
and eventually agreed to divide up.
Tlie wierd shrlek'of the siren on the
new engine of the M. P.- & M. Railway
reminds one of the prairie; The flaring headlight of the same can be seen
for a long way and the"people have.
„ Mr. <Jeorge Spencer, of Corbin; is
visiting his friends in New Michel.
i. Mr. McLeod, former constable of Michel, is visiting his friends in Michel
and seems to be having a very enjoyable1'time. - ■    ',- '    \   ,  „-. • ...
We aro informed that the coal in the
new, mine back of the church is of. a
superior quality, in fact the beat in the
Pass for domestic. purposes.' .Scotty
claims it is anthracite.
-Mr. Chris. \Maurer returned from a
-business trip to Medicine Hat'and reports that real estate in the prairie
towns is booming in spite of all the
knocking Fertile Board of Trade Is
giving these towns..
1 iFred Gullet jr. met with a serious
accident whilst employed on the tipple. It appears that the boy,,who was
greasing cars when the accident occurred, was kicked by one of the horses of the team who bring the coal
from new No. 3 mine to the tipple. He
was unconscious when found, and carried J to the hospital in a critical condition. ' At present he is out of danger
and on the way to recovery.
•Mr.G. B. Steadman/of the Kootenay Hotel, made an exploring expedition iip to .the Flat Head last week.
We didn't find out if he discovered
anything.   •
A meeting was called on Tuesday,
9th September, for the election of officers of the Michel.Board of-Trade,
ihe following officers were elected:
President, G. Fisher; vice president,
G. B. Steadman; secretary, M. Taylor.
We are Informed that the sanitary
conditions of the; New Michel School
house are in a deplorable state. The'
lavatories which the children have to
use have not been flushed for weeks,
therefore emitting, a stench which
would put a skunk to flight. We were
under the impression that school trustees were elected to look after these
things, but somehow it seems as if
these gentlemen don't take very much
interest in these affairs. It is up to
the. citizens of Now-Michel to see-that"
these disgraceful conditions are'remedied, otherwise, all kinds of sickness
and-diseases will be the result, and if
the trustees are unwilling or incompetent, to do their duty (as to all indications they are) to remove them .from
office~*and fill their places with men
who have sense enough to realize that
such a dirty state of-affairs as at present prevails at the school is a source
of danger < td the community as a
whole. We would suggest that the
children go on,a strike till sanitary
conditions have been established at
the school,'.'and we may also, state
edled a^once, ,we. feel that it is out
duty to report this matter to the Provincial Board of Health and let them
adjust same. ■
1 The - possessor of the melodious
vY*to*» who has disturbed our well-earned slumber for the last couple of
nights take notice that we have supplied ourselves with a box of well seasoned eggs and over-ripe tomatoes,
and that in future we will be able to
pay,him in kind for his vocal entertainment. ix
Michel Local Union has received a
gathered to. see It come in nightly ever  communication from-the B C. Feder
since its arrival
J. Sharpies left here on Saturday
night on a little hunting expedition,
the rendezvous' being unknown, * but
he returned on Sunday evening .with
a pretty fair, bag as a result ot his
powers with the gun. Good for you,
Tho brothers Oakloy, Jack and Joe,
arrived back In camp on Thursday
nftor their perambulations down east,
Say, boys, was It side-door pullman
this tlmo?
A real live "Lord" arrived ln camp
on Tuesday In tho person of Mrs. W.
Lord, ot Vancouvor, who Is spending
a fow dnys' vacation with hor uncle
nnd aunt, Mr. and Mrs. T. Franco,
Coyote Streot,  We bid you wolcomo.
iMlss Alice Rldynrd arrived <baok
from tho coast on Wodnosday. Wnltor
js fooling hotter now.
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Mossrs, William and Robert Oakos
arrived In camp from tho Old Country,
whoro thoy wont for a visit some
throe months ngo, Doth nro looking
halo and honrty. Munt havo had lots
of pio whilst ut homo,
: 'Mrs. Jonklnson loft for a trip to tho
coa»t to visit hor daughter, Mrs,
Spruston, Miss Lizzie Jonklnson Is
doing tho culinary stunt during hor
mother's nbBonco.
Mrs, McLean, from Hosmor, Is visiting hor homo, .Tonklnson's boarding
Tho work nt tho old No, 8 hlllsldo Is
progressing steadily, The company ta
putting tlio track up to tho mouth of
tho tunnol, Wo boliovo that whon everything la completed tbo output ot
Michel rnlnos will bo increased con.
.VtiUtttu'tj, ui.u mi, iHvuinx u brigui iu-
tUTO for Mlctiel. (Lets cf n'oj-k tor lbo
Qeorgo noddlngton resigned his position ns bandmaster of the Mlohel
band*, to take ovor a similar position
In Oolemi-in. AU«.
Wo understand that Alex. Almond,
jr., has taken over the leadership of
the 'Mtoliol hand. Mr. Almond Ib a musician of no moan ability and vory
popular with tho boys, Wo oxpoct that
tho Mlcbel band 'will bo socond to
nonti In tho Crow's Nest Pans.
A, J. Carter, Secretary of District
is, wnn tn town and addressed thu local ■meotlniT Sunday night in connection with tbe audit of tho hooks of
Michel Local Union.
Dro. John Cockran wns elected ro-
-cording secretary of tho local union In
the place ot nro. Drown, who left
enrnp some tlmn njro.      "■'"   '
ation of Labor asking the members to
vote on the proposition of a general
strike ln sympathy with our fellow
workers now on strike on Vancouver
Island. We consider this a vory timely proposition and hopo that the. membership ot tbe B. C. Federation of Labor will vote ln favor of it. It is up,
to the workers to Bhow the exploiters
of labor that we, stand solid behind
our struggling fellow workers and that
solidarity ls our Watchword.
Tho regular mooting of Mlchol Lo<
cal Union Is hold ovory Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clook In Crahan'B Hall.
Don't nlr your grievances in the bar
room, boys, but bring thorn up to tho
mootlngB which Is tho proper placo to
discuss thorn. -
♦ '     H08MER   NOTE8 ♦
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Organizer Whltoly, of tho Loyal
Orango Lodge of B, C„ was tn Hosmor Monday for tho purpose of Instituting a local lodge of Ornngomeri.
Tho meeting, whioh was arranged hy
several "old hands" of tbe ordor,- was
a comploto succosb and resulted In tho
flotation of Mount Hosmor Lodgo. Offlcors woro Installed nnd sovohil now
cnndldntos for Initiation glvon tliolr
flrHt dogroo. Tho following are tho officers oloctod: W. M„ W„8lmw; D. W.
M., A, Anderson; chaplnln, Uev. J,
Oroonloos; recording soorotfiry, T,
Shaw; flnnnolnl nonrotary, A. Linton;
treasurer, Ira J. Brown; director of
ooromonlos, J, H, Craig; loeturor, J.
Smith; commlttoo, J. Luxton, Ji Rod-
path, T, A, Cornclt, II. Pruott and W.
Kny, , Mootlngs nro to bo hold first
and third Mondays of ovory month ln
tho Oddfellows' Hull.
Tlio following are HoHmor Local's
nominations for tho district offlcors:
For Prosldont, J, 13, Smith, Conl
Crook: Vlen President. AV flrnimm
Colomnn; Secretary-Treasurer; left
uwr, iutonuitioiial Hoard Mombor, T,
0. Hnrrlos, Passburg; Sub District
Board Member, \V, Baldorntono, Hosmer. Don't ffot *o li'ontod In your nr-
gumontii. boys, or we'll ho having a
Hosmer plays Michel In the first
round of the Crahon cup on Saturday,
klek-otf 5.30 sharp, roforoo J, Quinney.
Tho followInK tonm will roproient
Hosmer: Goal, A. Adamson; backs,
Wnrdrop and Evans; halvos, Baidor-
atone, Andrew Adamson and Htolly;
forwards, Oakley, li, Adamson, McQueen, Thorutou und Murray; re-
sonroi, Myers and Bain,
Tickets for tho raffle In aid of
Amnns Lassnllo, who ls suffering from
an incurablo dlncnse, wifh fonrtnothfr-
1*** children «f tender sge dupendf-r.t
upon Ww.'ar* In th* InnrtiT fit W, TMf-
dcrstono; price fid cents each. This Is
a'deserving case and it is to be hoped
everyone who can do so will buy on?.
"•.North Star Lodge No. 41 Knights of
Pythias are giving an invitation dance
in the Opera-House on Thursday, the
18th' inst. Almond's Michell orchestra
has been engaged and an enjoyable
evening should-be spent. Watch for
invitations.     ' '     .
■<■ Hosmer. somehow always manages
to keep in the limelight, and quite a
sensation was17 caused when it was
learned that Nick Rahal, of Hosmer,
was iii the lock-up at Fernie on a serious charge..,
. The government is offering a reward of $125.00 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons who shot some elk recently In
the vicinity of Camp 9 of the Elk Lumber Co.
The result of the scrap In the wash
house was that each party pays Its
own costs.
The population of Hosmer still Increases, as the following arrivals will
show: To' Mr. and Mrs. F. Labelle,
Pacific Hotel, and to Mr. and, Mrs. A.
Lund, Front Street, daughters in both
cases.   iWatch Hosmer grow.
The Ladies* Aid of the Presbyterian
Church, held a special meeting on
Thursday at the home of Jlrs. T. Cole.
It would pay some Hosmer grocery
clerk to "organize and get. a reduction
of hours. .There's nothing like working all the time; it saves the trouble
of going to bed.
The Hosmer Civilian Rifle Association are to hold their annual Bisley on
Sunday, and judging from> the amount
of practice put In.competition for the
prizes will be keen. Betting is 4 to 1
on the field.   Taken and offered (?)
A Board of Trade meeting was held
on Monday in the Cole block, the president, N. T. Kendall, being in the
chair. .Business was mainly of a routine nature. - Some of the citizens of
Hosmer seem to be objecting to _the
"cattle "from'the" dairy ranches aria the
horses of the neighborhood straying
about ,in the' vicinity of their residence
and the Board of Trade were asked to
take the matter up-with, a view of
getting the herd law put into force.
Inspectors Williams and , Newton
were on a tour of Inspection round
the mines this .week,
The Board of Examiners for miners'
certificates sat Monday. Changes have
been made recently in the personnel
of the board,' Sam, Richards now being secretary, In place of J. Wylie"resigned, and Jim Maltman acting as
the company-B.-r*epreBe_htatiye_iniplace.
of G. Rankin, who has left town. .,
The collar bone combination has
been broken .ufc owing to. Miss Eva
Kulko's retufii to her duties and 'Arry
feels awful lonesome as a consequence. „
John BUI Morrison has resumed his
old job as Royal Hotel manager and
things are taking on quite a .business
like look as a consequence. Mind*you
don't run out of eggs, BUI.
The many friends of J. L. Jones, for
a long time host at the Royal, will regret to hear he Is still 'confined to his
bed with his injury, although he Is
doing as' well as can be expected.
A lot of Inquiries are being made as
to tbo substance of the doctors' agreement, For the benefit of those erring
ones who don't belong the union, we
will mako an effort to have same published in next week's Issue.
The statement Is being extensively
used by opponents of the Hosmer Industrial Association that this corporation belongs to ono or.two Individuals, It ls hardly nocesBary to say that
this Btntemont ls absolutely without
foundation, as the company's sharo
books t/111 show. However, keep on
kocking; ovory knock seems to bo a
Thoro is ono guy on B level following the occupiitlon of switchman, who
sooriiB to havo nn ospciclal grouch
against tho union. Wonder If ho ovor
thinks what his Job would bo worth
If ho had to hnrtor with tho company
as nn lndivldunl, However, wo qulto
roallze that ono of our gremtost obstacles lo Biicci^s Is tlio Ignorance of
some of tho workers tliomBOlvus.
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MrB, John 11, McDonald and Mrs, J,
D. McDonald, woro Colomnn visitors
on Saturday night.
Bolloviio football toam worn visiting
In Coal Crook on Saturday and enmo
homo dofontoil 2-0, Tho gnmo wnn n
good ono and tlio Crook boys aro hi
thn filial, which will bo pluyod nt
Mr. Tli om,ia Iluiuilngloii'H family arrived ln ramp from Fornlo thiH wook,
Thoy nro living In Mrs. Hurl's houso,
lately vacated by Mr. Josoph Stophon-
Tho regular mooting of Locnl -IUI
was held on Siindny, Thoro wits a
gnnil orowd In nMflwInwn nnrt nnltn n
lot ot .buslnoHs was transaotod.
Mr. Clinrlto Harrington, who has
lit'on In ciimp for somo two years nnd
hns filled the vice presidency' during
thn grcntor part 3f his time In camp,
linn tendered his resignation nnd Ib
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.  .  .. ,.,n     .V.            1.19...'.     ,,.      \t V.fitt..«U|j)l-Okl.
Wo hope to see you back again, Chnrllo, At tho mooting Sunday Mr. John
Biirwlck wan elected to fill tho vacancy croutod by Mr. Carrlngtou's resignation, a
Mr. Jo«ri|>h Htnphonson Is now oc-
t-ui»y(n*K thu houso -at Wolstenhntn-n
Mini* H.'iU Klmili), ot Knuik, is vlult-
Ing In camp, tho guost of Mrs. Chnrllo
Mr. Robert llldlo Is now occupying
his new houso on thu Vanity townslto.
Mr. <-«-. CM%i\c lia* Marled «o
worl; nt N'o. ~ mine. .   ...
Mr. William Powell is fn tho mine
yard with the mine rescue car.
'Mrs. John Cra'wford, of Cranbrook,
has, arrived in ;,camp to join, Mr.
Crawford, who has been here for some
time past.
Saturday was the first of the two-
weekly pays and the camp had quite a
busy day.
There are" a lot of buildings going
up on the business portion of the
town. Another big building is being
erected in- front of the post office,
which, when finished, will be opened
as a furniture store.
Mr. Windsor, the manager of the
local bank, and his wife left this
week on tlieir vacation, which will bo
spent in the East. He will be away
for some six weeks or more. His position will be filled by Mr. Davidson during his absence.
'Mr. Harper, of Fernie, is in camp
these days on business.
One of the fishing party that went
to Rock Creek on Sunday last is credited with pulling out the biggest fish
of the season. Mr. John Shone was
the successful angler and he managed
to catch Mr. Frank Watson, who fell
into the river. Mr. Watson had a narrow escape from drowning.
'Mrs. J. ,B. Rudd went fo Pincher
Creek on business Monday evening,
Thomas Stephenson will be glad to
meet any students who would care to
join a class in mine surveying.
Rev. Baker, of North Pork, rode ln
on Tuesday to try a hand at mountain
The new school was not opened, as
expected, the building not being quite
ready. As soon as the building is
ready for occupation there will toe a
notice posted acquainting children and
parents. -
The Bellevue football team are to
meet the winners of the Hillcrest-Cole-
man game for the Graham cup as soon
as the "latter teams meet.
Mrs. Bob Evans and Mrs. Samuel
Shone ..were.. Coleman ^visitors-^on
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Joe DeHart has. left Coalhurst to go
to Coleman this week. His position
as time keeper is being filled meantime-by Charlie Hulme. We are sorry _to lode Joe, but'wish him good luck
at Coleman. 3 .        ,,
Teddy Turshong is back again working in'the mine. .  "
the war this week.   They report having a good time In Tripoli.
Mr. Alfred 'Mclnnes left this week,
for. a course in the Alberta College.
We wish him success. Mr. Morrison,
of Lethbridge, is now filling .the chair
as company check weighman. ,.,
' Married, at the hoine of Mr.. and
Mrs. Frank Barringham, of Coalhurst,
on September lst, 1913, by the^ Rev.
V. A. Grant, B. A., Henry Thomas, of
Sprlnghlll, Nova < Scotia, and Miss
Margaret Arsneau, of Sprlnghlll, Nova
Scotia. The bride journeyed from Nova Scotia and all preparations were
made for her arrival. After the .ceremony breakfast was Berve'd to a small
gathering of guests and a happy even-
Ing was enjoyed by all. ,.
Mrs. John Maddlson, of Hillcrest,
was a visitor to Coalhurst this week,
Mr. Goorge Benson is building an
addition to his property on Main
Street. JVlll backers who want to
be Berved with hot cakes every morning pleaBO loavo their orders In tho
waBh houso?
At tho Sunday meeting of tho Local
Union it was decided to glvo tho" hall
a double coat of paint on tho strongth
ot tho now comers rushing ln tho
camp. Watch ub grow ls tho pass
.Rnlph Turner, of Hlllcrost, was visiting somo of tho old brlgnde In Coalhurst and ho reporth having a flno
tlmo on tho prnirioH ami guvo his
tionos somo good plcklo .before leaving
Chnrllo Wilson drifted bnnk into
cnnip and Intends worldng in tho
mine this full nnd winter If thoro is
rio objections,
Tlio moving picture hIiow opened up
again on Saturday night. Quito a
numbor took In the first show nnd
ovorythlng looks more promlnlng thnn
last yoar,
Rov. V. A. Grant hold church service in tlio School on Snndny morning, Only n smnll gathering wnro
Mr, J, II. Watson hns pim-hiisod tho
dwelling houso from Mr. Frod Hamilton. Holng In n good poultlon anil claim
to tho storo, It looks as though 'Mr,
WntHou Iiiih iiiudu n good donl.
Mr. and Mrs, John Nash nnd daugli-
Vor Phyllis, of Colomnn, worn visiting
frletxln In Coalhurst this wook, Jack
Is qulto nix liiflins tnlliT than ho wnB.
Of courso ho Is tho head of n family
now; pni'linpH that helps things somo.
■* . ■<•»
A similar l.roal<tlo\wi occurred at
No. fl mln<> yostorday, n» did thjree
wooks ago, tlmt Is, th-c winding pulley
wheel Hhait broke,    it Is only two
M'"'!,-" ,-:■ ]i!^:...'.*■ ..':. ;- :.:.. .i^,,,, ^*
work after renewing Uio other one.
Fortunately the dnmaKit Ih not so ox-
toiiRlvo to machinery this tlmo, hut as
fnr as cnn bo nticeriniiioil tho mine
will ho laid off for two or three days.
Mike Chollock undorvvniit nnothor
opnrntlon with hiii arm on Saturdi;'.
This Is the third hIiicc ho hnd It
hrntron somo tlmr ,i?.o In the min?.
Drs. Ncivhiiru uiul iluHiriiiiU nro uf
the opinion that It will imvir be ns
strong as before tlio ucrMtm. It was
rather a nnsty hp-al.', .nml thoy sny It
will never \.» stralnlii npaln.
Mrs. James How's wlfo and family
ruturnfed hurt wook irom <» mp to thi-tr
Ditifo home In Scotland.   I-'nto has
been rather unkind to them since returning, as their Infant son took seriously ill and died Tuesday afternoon.
The sympathy of their many friends is
extended to them in their sad bereavement.     *
tW. Elasezuk had the misfortune to
get his right foot caught in a grip
whilst working in No. 6 mine. The pin
went into his foot, causing a nasty
wound, and the doctor found it necessary to put a stitch in. We hope to
see you about again soon, Bill. •
The alterations to the Co-operative
store are going apace. They have lowered the 'building on a level with tho
sidewalk, which is a vast improvement. The manager declares it enhances appearances fifty per cent.
This is one proposition'that a good
many of our working men don't tako
advantage of. I don't know the reason
why. It isn't that they pay more than
elsewhere, or. get Inferior quality of
goods; far^from it. The best in the
market is kept in stock. Nor yet Js
it for want of careful attention to orders by the management No, It Is not
thut; it is a lack of interest and not
giving the taatter careful consideration, and they do not realize to whose
benefit it is to belong to such an Institution: Workers, why not make an
effort to become members and make
your own store a eredlt to yourselves
and a benefit to all concerned.
(Continued on Page Four)
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—We carry exclusive agency—
Made of P & V Leather
Big Bargains in Shoes for July
We carry a full line of
Red Feather & Tartan Canned Goods
Prices Right
Satisfaction guaranteed or money back
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You   Want More Every Day
Diere's  only   one  way  to make sure  of
getting move of these things
CO-OPERATE to get them
get Into the
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Clothing, Crockery, Boots, Shoes,
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COAL mining rights of tho Domin-
lon/zln Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Korth
West Territories and in a portion ot
, the Province' of.British Columbia, may
be  leased  for  a  term  of  twenty-ope
Sears at an annual rental of fl an acre,
ot.more than 2,560 acres wil be leased
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 thf rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must ba
desenbs-d .Uy sections, or legal sub-dlvl-
•lons of sections, and in unsurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out by the applicant himself.
Each aplication 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' rate.of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish -the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity or merchantable coal mined an dpay 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 mlsing
. rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
•urface rights may be convidered necessary for tho working of the mine
at the rate of $10.00 an acre.,
For full information application
Bhould be made to the Secretary of the
Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or
to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.
. > W. W. Cory,
Deputy Minister or the Interior.
N.B—Unauthorized publication of this
advertisement will not be paid fnr.
Office: Johnstone and Falconer, Block
(Above Bleasdell's Drug Store)
Phone 121   .
Hours: 8.30 to 1; 2 to 5.
Residence: 21. Victoria Avenue.
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary, etc.
Offices:  Eckstein Building,
, Fernie, B.C.
F. C. Lawe    - Alex. I. Fisher
Fernie, B. C.
Meals that taste like
mother used to cook
Best in the Pass
Jos. Grafton, Proprietor
(It is often desirable to "see ourselves as others see us." lAt a recent
meeting of the North of^England Institute of Mining aujl Mechanical Engineers'—August 2—Samuel A. Dean
read a paper dealing with coal inining
in the United States as he had observed it, with especial reference to the
treatment of coal dust, and haulage
by electrical locomotives. The substance of his paper is herewith .presented.—Editor C. & C. O.)
Since 1899 the United States, have
been the chief coal-producing country
of the world: Last year 28 States produced nearly 512,000,000 short tons.
The quantity of coal mined in 1850
was 7,078,181 short tons; in 1900 it
was 269,684,027 short tons. It is not
•ncommon to find an average production of six long tons per hewer per
sh|ft of eight hours in miners where
the seams are 5 feet and 6 feet thick.
These figures are a'.l the more remarkable when the fact that 90 per cent, of
the men working ln tho mines in many
parts of the country today are from
eastern and southern Europe is taken
Into consideration, and that probably
not more than 10 per cent of them
have had any mining experience before crossing the Atlantic.
■The customary method of working
In seams of varying thickness all, over
the country is that known as room-
and-pillar. A main slope, - generally
used as "a main rope-haulage way, is
driven dowfl on the dip of the seam
parallel -with a back slope, which is
used as an intake or return airway.
At Intervals of about 1,200 feet, pairs
of main entries or levels are turned
off the main slope to both the right
and left, and pairs of cross-entries or
headings',* each pair being about 600'
feet apart, are driven to the rise of
these. To the,right and left of the
cross-entries are turned at right angles—generally at about 45 feet centres, each room being driven narrow
for a distance of 25 feet and then widened outkto a width of 20 feet, lesiving
pilla"rs"25 feet "wider The length' of the'
rooms is 300 feet—half the distance
between the cross-entries—and, when
the rooms have been driven that distance tlie work of extracting the pillars-is commenced. After large quantity of pillar coal has been driven that
distance the work of extracting the pillars is commenced. A large quantity
of pillar coal has been lost in the past,
but there has been a great improvement in that respect iu recent years.
An^interesting fact is that it is customary to pay the same tonnage price
as is paid in .the rooms and entries, or
whole workings.   The entries, 9 feet
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We have for sale
Lots in town and Lots
in subdivision in Coleman at all prices. We
can suit your income.
Call and see us.
Realty Co.
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Oliver Typewriters
if vou DONT
Receive Tht Utfger 4«n't blame no,
WtUh thi date ef th* titration of
jrwr eubeertptfen whleh fi prffrtotf tn
ttotttflW fftbet Mfttllfllflf yoor #§-
-*J^p#*V%-.  .. t.     '*   ..   - %»•»--■**-   >   -a   >
"wide, are siWjecfTto a yardage rate in
addition to the tonnage price.
•-.in recent years the electric locomotive has come into very, general use
for haulage along the main entries or
levels, and doubtless that method is
preferable to the endless rope in
mines in which explosive gas is not
found in dangerous quantities. The
total haulage labor cost is usually not
more than five^cents per long ton. In
a mine in Pennsylvania, a H0-ton locomotive hauled about J 50,000 tons of
coal in a year at a cost of less than
one-twentieth of a penny . (2 cents)
per ton for repairs. The usual train is
made up of from 30 to 4i) tubs, each
loaded. with about 3,700 pounds of
coal,'which Is hauled up a gradient of
.1 in 100. The cost was Ut-d (3 cents)
per long ton. 'Mules nre usually employed to haul tho tubs from the working places to tho electric locomotive
terminals',' but In a numbor of mines
tho "gathering" locomotive Is now in
use, t In tho cross-entries those loco-
motives tako current from tho trolley
wlro through tho trolloy polo, but
when entorlng the rooms tho trolloy
polo Ih faBtnnotl down and current ls
obtalnod from u flexible cable, which
enables the locomotive to push the
tubs Into tho rooms,
Generally by tho time the last omp-
ty tubs of tho trnln hnvo boon diatrlb-
ulod the first hilM havo boon reloaded
and thn process of Kutliorlng Is commenced, Thi) train, whon made up, Ih
lmulPrt to an ductile locomotive terminal, 'whorn It formed part of ix train
to bo hauled out to thu slope by one
of Iho main locomotives. Two mon
with ii "KnllifirInK"*-lofomotlvo oan rlln-
trlbuto nnd wither from 100 to 1D0
tuba per dny of clplu hours, each tub
IiuvIiik a <'jt|inclty of from two to lour
Ioiik tons, .Without doubt, thn day
when (tlcn-trle nloniBn-lmtlnry loromo-
IIvch will become rcenornl In looked
forward to, mh tho Inconvenience nnd
danKoi'H of tliu trolloy wlro will, of
ooui-ho, lm dono nwny with (lion. Such
loooiiiotlvijH nro ulrcnily In uno, Imt
an yot thoy suffer from too mnny woll-
known imporl'iK.tloiiH, I land put lorn,
ilruwiM'Mi or tnt miners, aro Hplriom employed, on account of tho itxrr**' capacity of tho tuliH. Whoro HcamM I foot
and moro In UiIcIciiohh aro worked tho
capacity of tlio care Is from 2 to 4
Ioiik ton», tln> trnplt kimkp bolng from
a« to 48 inclioH. A miBBOBtlon to In-
trodurn 10 hundrrthvolght tr.bn Into
tho worhliiffB of u G-root «enm would
rocnlvn no consideration what ovor.
Whon nn -empty tub Ib BtnmlliiR rondy
o    wl*.*-*   I«   titn-,.** ri,*   t r.   1.«.1    II    ,, .    I     ll„
uratlvolv nnnnkln-R, It Ih con«ld#-rn.l nl-
moHt n crime to koop a mnn nt thn
f.icu waklnK for omptloH. Probably
the large rajvailty of the tub Is one of
tho principal factors Hint contribute*
to tlio high output per mnn,
In tho past the long-wall method of
mining hat received but "tint attention; oni/ In comparatively thin
senma In ft fow district* Is it nt nil
general. Thoro appoan, however, to
be at present a de-Hro to give it a thorough trial, and It may N»com» mora
K<mer»J aa time io»» on, k method
with machines of cuttlnir across Innjr-
wall'fetr-ftatlnis ttttm may be found
moat adaptable te the conditions, but
It would no doubt be difficult to compete with the dead-work coat In room-
and-pillar werklaf, At a colliery la
one of tb# Ifl-MI* Weat Stale*, pro*
48&Z. IWJm. 9*£ «M-taw fcjr.
the number of underground employees
,wa!s 481, made up as follows: Diggers,,
340; drivers,'38; shifters, 51; haulage
hands, 32; officials and others, 20.
The seam, was 5. feet 9 inches thick,
and is worked by room-and-pillar.   -
During the last-three or four years
the coal-dust question has received
great attention,',and in certain States
watering or sprinkling is legally compulsory. .At. a great many mines it is
done voluntarily. In Utah there is* a
law providing that-- '.'every owner,
agent, manager,' or iessee of mines
shall provide and maintain' a water
system for the purpose of conducting
water to the face of each" and every
working place, and throughout the
entire open part of the mine, in sufficient quantities for sprinkling purposes to wet down to the dust'that shall
arise and accumulate ln and around
the mine, provided that, In mines or
parts of mines where, by reason of tho
natural wet conditions, or the moisture derived from the Introduction of
steam into the air currents, or both,
such sprinkling may riot be necessary." In the State of Utah about
2.5 men per 100 tons of output are employed in sprinkling. The cost runs
from %d to %d per ton, including supplies, repairs, etc. The roof, floor and
sides are sprinkled by means of.hose
and nozzle, and,. during the winter
nights, which are very cold, steam !s
introduced into the intake air.
At the second Lick Branch explosion
'—West;. Virginia—in 1909, and, at the
Cokedale — Colorado — explosion ln
1911, men in the mine felt a rush of
cold air in-bye followed by a hot blast
travelling out-bye. It was urged by
John Verner, of Iowa, that' there are
always two movements of the air in
an explosion, one away from the centre of disturbance and one toward it,
the latter being termed the counter-
current. It has been suggested that
the power of the latter raised the dust
and injected it into the flame for its
propagation. It is claimed that, in the
absence of draught, the presence' of-
smoke 'is" as pfohouficed ahead of the'
flame as the presence of smoke behind it, and, in that case, IhB flame
would be rapidly extinguished. In
Iowa the practice "of stopping the fan
during shot-firing was first, advocated
about 10 years ago, and has since become fairly general where the mines
are not unusually gaseous. That is
done to prevent, as far as' possible, a
strong draught of air, which is considered as great a ■ menace' as the presence of coal-dust. In addition;' the intake, in some instances, had been closed to prevent natural ventilation.
ado has repeatedly stated that there
were never any severe coal-dust explosions in^ that State before laws
made larger'fans and greater volumes
of fresh air compulsory. -The popular
demand' arose of "fresh^alr for the
miner," 'and that is still the cry in
open-light mines where gas was never
found. In early "days miners fired
their own shots at any' time of the
day, and blasted off the solid.1 Black
powder 'was used with coal-dust tamp:
ing, and blown-out shots were frequent. Whether the factor. causing
prevention ,of dust ignition or explosion propagation was lack of draught
facilities or oxygon deficiency with
the presence of carbon dioxide can
only bo a matter of opinion, as the
chemist has but recently played any
part In connection with mine .ventilation
During recent years disastrous coal-
dust explosions have been frequent in
tlio coklng-conl mines located ln tho
tains at an altitude ot 0,000-7,000 feet
abovo soa lovol, but dust, explosions In
tho lignite and sub-bltumlnoiis mines
nre practically unknown,   Tho so-call-
oil lignite coals of Iho west aro not' rotnry"tiiinins"or UiuVlerB'tho""^'^!^'^^
brown, but black and glossy.   Thoy  tlon of sloncM,ust cn„ j)0 nmdo moro
offoctual; for tho amount ot dangerous
water vapor.,is not for the purpose of
furnishing,"the water for "wetting vha
mine, as sometimes supposed,-but for
preventing., the'^evap'oration ..of such
water as is' naturally there, or such
as has artificially been" supplied; also
the' danger to health on account of
highly moist mine-atmospheres is not
apprehended on, account of the generally low temperatures of the mines,
which seldom exceed 60 degress, Fahrenheit. ' It was also stated that no
dangerous mine-roof conditions have
beei|; created-by the introduction cf
steam into the air currents,'and that
subsequent 'to the time it was, first
used two severe explosions of gas had
occurred, each of' which was violent
locally; but not propagated bojwnd'the
gas area. The conditions for a disastrous coal-dust explosion were considered favorable, but both mlne$ had
been furnished continuously with air
saturated by exhaust steam for some
time previously, and the fact that' the
propagation did not extend over a
large area Is attributed to that precaution. The original opinion that
moistening might be valuable is proo-
ably fostered by the fact that dust explosions have occurred more frequently in winter than In'summer. 'The outside air temperature ln the summer is
high, and during that season sweating
is noticeable in many of the mines.
As the warm air comes into contact
with 'the cool walls of the mines it deposits part of its, moisture. The maximum mine temperature at which the
humidifying method is to be considered effectual and allowable has not
been determined.  . ■ ..
At a mine in Colorado adobe dust
has been applied over 10,000 linear
feet of entries, but up to the present
has not been'used at the face working places. Fire-damp seldom occurs,
and then only in small quantities. Efforts are made to keep the principal
roads clean and free from .accumulations of small coal and coal-dust whlcix
falls from the end-gate cars. Occasionally _water k sprinkled between
the fails where "the", roof" and sides "are
covered with adobe' dust. About three'
times a month all surfaces of tbe haul-'
age-ways receive a coating of adohe
dust, applied by a machine which .dis-'
tributes 100 pounds in 12 minutes.
Over two miles of entries or haulage-"
ways can be covered in a night. After
such treatment entries driven through
solid coal resemble rock tunnels.
■In, addition to dust so distributed,1
all ledge's, holes and natural projec-,
tions along the entries are cleared of.
coal-dust and filled with adobe dust
by hand. Hundreds of shelves, are al-
loaoed with adobe dust, and the upper sides of all roof timbers are also
covered. All shelves recently erected
are practically fire-proof, being covered on the undor sides with thin sheet'
irom Adobe dust has a.high-ratio of
solubility and contains two "kinds of
siliceous particles, one consisting of
flakes of clay and the .other of rounded grains of quarts with few cutting
edges. The former are composed pf
alumina, which contains also traces of
mica, limestone and oxides -of Iron.
The dust ls inert, and contains no'substance which could give off, Injurious
gases or fumes. It has been decided
to erect a mill for the purpose of reducing roof-aliales to dust for use in
the rnlnos, These shales aro quite
suitable for the purpose. ,
The wooden end-gate mine car Is
tlio chief cause of the presence of coal-
dust on nearly all tho lmulago roads In
tho country, the small coal which falls
through thci bottom! sides and ends of
the cars being quickly roilucod' to
powder by tlio traffic, Tho removal
of all dust Is Impossible but, with tho
Introduction 'of  dust-proof  cars  and
; . Sir. Edison,- the" great genius' and- inventor,-, recently, said:'  W''".. ."V-'^ -
"Not individualism,:-but.social labor
will dominate' the'future;'.;you 'can't
•have, individual' machines. and"-'"every
man'T working by:, himself.. Industry
will constantly become'more .social
and:interdependent. There" will".be no
manual labor in the factories-'of toe
future. The'men in" them will be mere-
ly superintendents watching the. machinery to see that it.works right; The
workday, I believe; will" be eight hours."
Every man needs.that ku'ch to keep'
him out of -mischief "arid M keep him
happy. But it will be" work with*" the
brain, something, that-men will-be interested 'in, and done in wholesome,
pleasant surroundings.-Less and less
man will be- usedjas'an engine, or as
a horse, and his brain will be'employed to benefit himself and his fellows."
Mr. Edison is not a Socialist',' but the
inventor draws a picture'ofthe future
that.would require themost'vivid im-
agination of the.0So'clalist ,to. paint.
Edison sees "the handwriting ,onv the
wall" and knows', that co-operation'
must .supplant competition * and that
individualism belongs to a, past age,
when tools of the hand were the only
machines of production.        .
■Let no worklngman allow himself
to be swept off of his feet by the agonized cries of an inspired prostitute
press for American Intervention in
Mexico. ■ '        '    \
There Ib a well-defined conspiracy
by capitalists .who have money invested there, to Influence sentiment .toward that end. Much money is being
spent and' Interested newspapers are
spreading grossly' exaggerated' stories
of alleged outrages.
The millions of money invested in
Mexico by American capitalists, and
for the preservation of which intervention is desired, was so Invested In the
expectation- of reaping enornious -pro-,,
fits through the exploitation of the
"peon" labor there.
,-Money so invested ls a gamble. ■
The ■ insecurity of the government
was one of the risks incurred: ' ' ' \"
Why should American lives and
treasure be expended to insure the
profits "hoped "for?   ~""_" '"      ■*■----•-•-
' The life of one American mother's
brave boy is of more consequence; of
more value, than all the uirty dollars
with which these gamblers play.
The war of the secession in America
also,caused much loss and hardships
to foreign investors; to the cotton
•manufacturers of England, whose business 'stagnated during the struggle.
> We would not brook interference
then; why should we interfere in the
Internal disputes of a foreign land?  ■
uttcr helplessness'of Mexico against
the superior force we can muster. And
brown, but black and glossy. Thoy
contain comparatively .high percent-
iigos of volatile matter and nro favorite houso coals,.being easy to light and
mnko nttio, If any, soot. Tho lignite
mines nro subjoct to gob fires, but
Hiu'h flroB eoldom, if over, occur In tho
coking-coal mines. _,
'Moistening tho intake air has boon
oxtonsivoly, adoptod, but Uh advocaton
aro split Into two ho1ioo1.< Ono do.
niiindH tlmt n blowing fan bo u«ed and
Min In-goliiR nlr suturrUf'd with live or
pxhnuRt Htouni, and that Iho alrwny
HhoiHrt not bo lmod for travel or haul-
ugo oxeopUn tlio caso nf JiiHpoction ur
ropulr, Thnt. mulccH llm hnulago-wny
tlio main return and roiidora It froo
from mlHl or tug, ho objootlonnbla in
worWnn jiluccH, iniilnwnyB or haulaxo
rondH, It, wiih HtatPd, on tho othar
lnuid, that thoro Ih no objcrtlon to tho
Intnlio airway IioIiik tho main h'nulnKO
anil travelling wny, and, ho uh to avoid
Iho ■proRciicn of fog, ni<l!ator» or nlno
Much dliunu'tor BtPiini plpou, 100 foot
long, nro placed on both, sIiIob of tho
lmulnRo-wny, Livo Htoain Is pn«»ed
tlirnuRh thpHp radiators, and uny wnsto
Btoam which la discharged Ib conducted through a one-Inch gate-valvo to
perforated pipes carried alow tho
i oof, near tho rib, on both sldoa. Attached to tlioso perforated plpo« aro
ciirtiiliiH of hrattlco cloth, tho purpono
of which Is to condoribo tho steam nnd
»HUf   till. •*<!   1.UII-Wdt. tu I'll*  U|J  lltUtai*
lire from llm "wrt rlnlh \v. ^ic nlr
PUbhpr thr. radiators It l« hrntcd, nn .
It» capacity to abBorb motaturo ia correspondingly Increased. It then passes tho Maturated curtains, which hung
down on both cidtis for u distance of
lrtun '.it* to JOO feet. It whs ciminc-a
that ita humidity ta raised to daw
point. The air usually passes the In-
bye end of the brattice cloths at a
temperature of 70 degrees, Fahrenheit.
In tho winter time, and, ai the air
current paaeai through the mine a deposit of moisture la aald to be secured
by the lowering «f the temperature of
the air to lhat of the mine, ihe wet
curtain raetAed te In nae at a number
of mlaee lii Colorado, where the climate le exceptionally dry.
The itdvoMtM ef motelenlng In
Weet Vlfflal* «o«ttt4 that the tfbject
at uAwtttte * mfiu fttmaipttcra wtti
dusL to bo dilutod Is trifling compared
with 'tho quantity always ln evidence
wlioro tho olid-gate Is In'uso.—Coalft
Coko Oporator,
Socialists nppoal to tho Intelligence
of ,mcn. Tho cnpltnllfltB dnro not do
that—thoy lmvo but ono string' to
tliolr flddlo nnd Its namo Is Ignorance,
tnat would be the attitude of a bully;
'' ■ Let "\Viliie". Hearst- and the others
who have money bet bn the possibility
of reaping'huge profits-ffom the cheap,
labor, of the helpless'-.Mexican' workers, do their 'own .fighting? '' ■' ':■•,*.   J
AThe American workers would, be,
the ones expected to furnish .the' fight:
ing" force, 'arid,'finallyVpay for -the
money "expended in~caso of American,
interference'. ' -And. thes ^yorkers."have
nothing to gain therebyi-^Uriited-Mine
Workers'^Journal, \ ' <"" -. •," "^' -",":
. Socialists believe in 'private, ownership even .more'than'; the capitalists—
they believe" that -.every- man- should
privately -own the full social value of
the product of his labor.      ' ,        / '
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and otiose ailments. Incidentally it has rendered
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^   OM-fiubloned eou^h mjiturci ut act only dtngitoiu
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.; -Charlotte Perkins Giiman, who it-1 American citizen, who loved, admired
tended' the   Interna! !onal   Woman's .«»* Poised it-at all times.
Confess-held at Budapest recently,\■   ™V%3?'S *?*..* ^w^ m
HMivVprt.   th«    f.iwL .nrtH,.0//.being iised-as a tool-of the rich to aid
them : m - tyrannizing and oppressing
the American toiler, ancl by brutaliza-
tion and even'cold-blooSed cowardly
murder,' imd intimidation compel the
coirimon people to,submit to the injustices and' wrongs perpetrated upon'
;them by the most overbearing, .arrogant "and inhuman of all despots that
ever existed, the modern industrial
corporation, or trust. And because it
is being used as the puppet of the
trust hirelings to o»tra};e. oppress and
grind-down .into degradation and misery the toiling'masses of our people,
it is now being regarded with fear and
abhorrence . by every honest,' intelligent "and self-respecting working man
and wojnan in our nation.
"Acting as an auxiliary to the hired
thugs and paid murderers of our people will not. Improve Its standing in
the minds of decent people, least of
all, real red-blooded Americans. ,
"The American people will not long
stand for the compatriots of Lefty
Lou, Gyp the Blood and other dregs
of the barrooms, from the bowery,
common   thieves,   known • murderers,
,..      ...       ,   .      ..       ,, cheap  man-ldliers; vicious  criminals,
, We-will work together, the women  from,tlie dirtiest> lowst> mthieatMc;
of the race, for a higher human typo, I districts of all America. To be import-'
ed into law-abiding communities, and
turned, loose'on, an unsuspecting, innocent, peaceful people, clothed with
the authority of law; fronr'any paid
traitor" or prostituted Judas holding
office, who has sold himself to the
conscienceless, .^greedy, corrupt and
rotten money oligarchies; to satisfy
their depraved appetites, abuse, rob,
outrage and foully and cowardly murder-men, boys-and-even women and
babies, and when the day of reckoning comes, and it Is not far distant,
the people always pay their debts in
full: ■    -•    ■    ■
"It appears to hurt some dirty rats
to think that any working man or his
representatives. ^should .ever., become
acquainted'with a square meal. They
cannot reconcile themselves to anything going past.the brute to' whom
they have sold their rotten carcasses
and still more' rotten brains'. " They
couldn't sell their conscience or principle; they never had any; their mother was not that kind of a woman.
But the working people are going to
establish conditions whereBy all, even'
the mircarriages that get jobs editing
papers,for th'eir'"sixteen pieces of'sil-'
ver, will be able to live' decently in
the near future, in spite of all the opposition of the despots, their st,ool;
pigeons • and^_liefe3Bittlfis4^=sitiiieisi
delivered ■ the following " address..,
which stamps her as a woman'.of. advanced thought' and one whose words
of wisdom will leave-their sears on
tho present .blood-stained civilization:
- -We are tired of men's wars... We
are,tired of meii's quarrels. We are
^tire'd, of ".men's competition. We are
tired; of men's crimes and vices and
the, diseases they bring upon us, of
this vrtiole world full of noise, contusion, enmity and bloodshed. ,
■We, will bear children in numbers
and greater in vigor, beauty and Intelligence. We will learn to rear them
in health and joy and strong intelligence—we, together, who have so seldom been able to do so alone.
AVe will rebuild our nations. They
shall be clean-bodied, clear-brained,
broadimlnded. We will not teach our
children tiie history of their' fathers'
wars that they .may forever hate one
another, but we will teach them the
advantages of union, association, in*
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ours to makesfor universal peace, for
such'growth in industry, are and science, in health and "beauty and happiness, as the world has neve'r shown,
We will be the new mothers of a
new world.
. A new standard, is rising—the woman's standard. It' is .based not on
personal selfishness, but on high
claims ot" motherhood, motherhood as
social service ,instead;of. nian'service,
This new motherhood shine before us
/■ *;
like, a sunrise.' Women' as world
builders, women recognizing the need
of stronger, nobler people and producing them, women'saying to men, "You
-have had your-day—you have worked
your will—you have filled the world
with warfare, with drunkenness, with
vice and- disease. You have wasted
women's lives like water,, and tlio
children of 'the world have been "sacrificed to your sins. Now we - will
have a new world, < new.- born, new
built, a mother world as wen as.-&
father, world, „a world in which we
shall, not be ashamed or afraid to
plant our children.".
The history of the past need not
bind■ us—it is riot our history! \All
—.they are man's wars. All the hate
and rivalry between nations-is not
woman's but "man's,
j ° The .whole pouring-stream of tradi-'
tion behind us is man-made; its ideas
and doctrines, its code- of ethics, il|i
honors and rewards—all'for men; its
black degradation, for the unforgivable
sin—all for women. A new historic
period'is opening before us. A world
in wliloli women Rhall find full expression, as .well as man. Her natural atmosphere of peaceful Industry, of ten-
dor watchful cure, of far-seeing affection now jealously secluded by "each
man In the homo, for his own satisfaction, Is to be unloosed, expanded,
spread far nnd wide throughout the
world.' We has preferred to keep the
world for men alone, a battlefield, n
scheming market place, a place whore
woman's wish or will had no weight. ,
It Is going to bo hor world, too—
not liera alone, hut hors'.with lilm, tho
natural combination of a homo.
This new world—what* shall It bo
Wo want peace—-world peace, not.
only military, but economic. Wo want
th'iit universal prosperity which Is perfectly iwlthln our human powers; that
overy child may havo tho surroundings necessary" to hont growth,
Wo .want Rardens wlioro thoro aro
deserts, forests on nakod hills, Bmooth
alondy rivers Instead of devastating
floods, a wIbo, easy bnlanced agriculture enriching tlio earth whilo It foods
tho pooplo.
Wu want an education that duett
not hamper and Rtultlfy, but tlint
shall allow body, mind and bou! to
roach full stature,
Wo want a social structure, a system of housing, which pronorvos thu
Individual homo for tho Individual
family, but which (loon not Imprison
tho womon In It mid loavo tho men
free to work mishap In tho world
But, instead' of human. reason ' .
Theyjve.been tret like human swine,. ■
And they rushed them into prison   '
For^ not scabbing in tbe mine.
But they gone without a murmur,"
And they will stand- true to their plan
For they count it British honor,   .  „
Yes, they're honored, every man.
• I
When they went to-hold their meeting
This agreement for to ".sign,-, '-   ,,
With joy their hearts were beating •
Because the masters came to time.
But around their building. ,
Stood the colonel and his- men,
Some, might call this'British freedom,
But it proves the farce insane.
S—-.;■- -     ' ....     -,'*?%$]
Xow, don't think It's my intention   ,
To make these men the best,
But I simply want to mention
These have beon put through the test.
There was Ijtathlef and young Jordan,
Will Bumip and Jack Place,
Yes, Jack refused,his pardon,
And he felt it no disgrace.
11 1 4  i
And we all are proud of Meikle,
He's a tiger, let me say,
For he could not stand the sneaking
And pretence they made that day.
He was meekly bold; but humble,
Yes, his talk was very smart.
How he made them wise men grumble,'
As his words pierced through their
. hearts!
Now  there's  lots  of names  I  don't
But they're heroes just the same,
And   undoubtedly   they've   struck   a
blow ■'
That's proved they've all been game.
Their names shall live; yes,- through
all time,
It will make their children brave,
And when they grow up for the.mine
They wiil know, how to behave.
Xow, gentlemen, we're out to win,   '
We are fighting for what's right
And- claim we don't commit a sin
In promoting such a fight.
Our fathers fought to make us free,
And we shall do the same
And make the soulless-reptiles see
Their God, their crime, their shame.
Now all the business people here
That's stood good for the men
In"fiiture~\viii~ha"ve naught"to fear
When the mines start up again.
But there's others who have played
the snake
That sneaks'along the grass;
They  will' feel  they've ' got a  nasty
When they turn short of-brass. ,
Men, I hope your eyes are opened;
In the future watch your .vote.
For the truth will,sure be spoken'
Both on platform and on note.   -
There is sure to be reaction,
Make these serpents know their fate,
For at the next election ' '
"I Grow Hair, I Do"
/ Fac-Similes of Profy Geo. A. Garlow       *
In this land of British freeaom
They- say justice does prevail. -
Just to prove they speak at random
You go to Nanaimo Jail. .
Men that always done the right
These men appeal for justice
In this cruel uphill flglit.
All they want Is recognition
That is plainly what they sny;
It, would stop this great transgression
If they mefthe U, M. W. of A.
It seems hard for all the workers
To be caged up Jn the pen,
Just because they .stopped some diggers    '
And hnvo" proved that they are men.
Sonic,  no  doubt,  havo  been   proved
foolish, ■ "
But, In spenklhg for the whole, '
Mon never lived tor digging coal. ■
All they wnn't is common reason,
For they're qulto clear In tlio hend,
And thoro'i) nothing that's moro pious-
Whon a man toils linnl for bread.
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i and.scalp is in a diseased condition, as scale commonly called Dandruff,
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"tt'e shall" rub them off the, slate!. „
Now there's Farrington and Foster,
Tliey both have toiled .so .keen
Yes,   they   both   worked   hard   since
■  Easter, .      ,   -        ,;
And they done things neat and clean,
So make them feel you love them
And 'be faithful every one,
Yes, prove that you are British men •
Until this fight is won.
Capitalism, having ruled you out of
industry, 'Is now seeking ,to get you
jobs as killers for it at $13 a month.'
At the same time It sees that It,,can
4et big' pay for feeding yoii tlnnorl
worms whilo you are In the field,
Huertn is a murderer and President
Wilson Is doing right ln not recognizing lilm. Vint he ia tho man thnt Am-
orlcnn Invostoni ln America selected
tq protoct their Interests- there nftor
thnt other mnrdr-rer, Dlnz, had been
run from tho country.
HEAUJ THS. V-KhwAT *NB- ' |JM**"*>,i. '**i CUNTS
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List of Locals District 18
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Heaver Crn>5< J. Loucliftttu, J'c-aitr duck-, \{.t I'lucUer, AIM.
Ilollovuo Jamps'llurke. Wax S«„ ith»P*wm#, Alta.
llliitrmorft W. L. Kvnnii, lll-ilrmoro, Altn.
Iliirmla,  T. G. Harries, P(tH«t>urg, Alta.
Carbon dnl*  T   v»t-"»m«   V'tT-iir,.,,*.,*,.   r*\,.,n.^   11..
(Vanniorc,,.....,,.....\. I). Thuckuk, Cuutnor**, Alta.
Coleman ,..'......3. Johnfttono, Coleman, Alta.
Corbin ,, ,. f. Jonos, Corbin, H. C.
Chinook Minos InB, llornn, Clilnooli, via IMnmond City, Altn.
ninmontl City....I....J. B. Thornlilll, Diamond City, LetlibrldRe.
Ferula..,,.* .-..Tliou. Uphill. Fornle, II. C.
Prank Kvnn Mnnrsn, Fr.inV. A Un.
Hosmor......,  V*.'. Ual>l«r«tori«<. Hotmer, H. C.
Hllterfnt Ja*, Gorton. HHlrrMt, Aim.
bethWntlgo I* Mmw, 17511 R.UIh Av<rw, N. LtttitirM-gc,
Uthbrtdge Colllerloi..Frank liarringbani, Coalhurtt, Alta.
.Mnple U*f T. fl, -Mm!*.*, -PrnViTg, Alta.
Mich*)!. M, nurrelli MIcIlcl. 11. C.
Monarch Jline* , Wm. Hyntf, ElMti T». O., Tafcfir, Alta.
l»ft#!«srs T, «. Mini**, Pwitire. Alu.
noyal V!.Mr ;;,;..iTw. .fwrf.tw, ftoj-rf fV»»rf*»rfcsr. L:tIi6rlJ«*o, Alta.
Tirtor ,....,.. A. l»alUir*»», Takw, Ait*.
Wo wont what thnro lia« novor boon
on oartli before—n place ,for children;
buildings and gardens wide, numerals, permanent, offlcmi! by our no-
ble«t nnd boat child lovers; which
Bhnll add to tlio educational Institutions of which wo nre mo proud, thn
rrownlng lnstiuitloii8 of tin enlighten-
"rt Hocloty, pinking .provlilon tar babyhood.
j    i.ivm: Huiii.ii, (itu.t-iis nun worKers,
.'.'.:.'!'.;,',, Ij   <'.,„',:*, >.. „.'aw.,.*,*ij uuii  Ml
jirlilp. will .tIkI Uio f.ith-vrw of (heir
I -rliltdwi with frill fenowMgo and rlgM
J onro—tho Trmnk'n true prcro&atlVc.
j    And such children na the fiinn-xiiiitli*
  '..■■■ j.i:n.i  ,-.iin, p.u ii t hi ui i t-n
iu we havo never bad io roar*, shall
ln> born anil roared to glnd muturll)'
- -a happy nico In a unto, HWt-ot world,
- Mlncri)' MaRasInc,
,lohn 11. M'-l'-vr. nf th" -"n't-! Mine.
Worker*, who ix In the copper minim?i
district fllillrifl |!>e i'i-iV"-" hi.r *hA
| frtlln-nlni; to mj* throitfih the ful,liuim j
of the Miner*' llulletln on "tht* mllliln \
Jim! ke;>t vr*1-?.*": j
"Thn mlllrarj* forces of the t.V.I:*.*d,
-States once fought lo protect the (era-i
won i*.aj>l*« from iniuMlce, tyrmnyl
<U.d O^teftMOU, *H>k -Uk-^iioa ot that,'!
was held In high eateem br tbe plain j
Bar .Unexcelled
All White Help
Call in and
see us once
Advertise in the Ledger
and get Results.
We Are Ready to Scratch
ott iyoiir 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 &~
lot of culls.   Those who buy once from
us always come again.     Those who
have not yet made' our acquaintance '
are taking chances they wouldn't en-,
counter if they bought their, lumber ,
here. ,   . - ■   , •
— Dealers ln —
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.
FERNIE :: :: :: B.C.
Imperial Bank of Canada
Capital Authorized ..   $10,000,000      Capital Paid Up ...
Reserve and Undlvld- Total Assets ......
cd Profits        8,100,000
D. R. WILKIE, President HON. ROBT JAFFRAY, Vlce-Pres.
Arrowhead. Cranbrook, Fernie, Golden,   Kamloops,   Michel,   Nelson,..
Revelstoke, Vancouver and Victoria
Interest allowed on deposits at current rate from d»t« of depot/It,
I'j'f '■■-
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km EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.1)., D.CU 1'resldsnt
General Manager
Assistant General Manager
CAPITAL, $15,000,000        REST, $12,500,000
This Bnnk often. unHiirpiisseil fucilitins to those tlo'tij; business
with foreign countries. It is spccinlly equipped for the purchase nnd
Rnle of Sterling nnd other Foreign exchange, drafts nml Cable Transfers, and for the financing of imports and exports of merchandise.
Commercial credits, Foreign drafts, Monoy Orders, Travellers'
Cheque* und Letters of Credit issued and iivtttlanlo In ull parts of tha
i..  A.  S,  DACK,  MnnatKr KERNIF   BRANCH
OltiaiMALI as A
UlAltlUli OOH-
One dollnr n wenh rlcpotttod will, tho If onus n«nk will amounl
f.i I-'l^;    i''".f, ,i,t. V,. ,  .,!  .I'll'   y '■■'.. f...U.,..;.olil»l
itil.-(o*t t> In- mltk-il,    Uow many w-niff-rnrnprii i.tn mij' thai tliry
I-.-, ■. .  ■     ■,!,*. i J,* ,i, !',,ij -'.....i u„'.;.... i.U,.i..h iim ji,.*! )«•.«
-fii)illtliD<i.ihiliili-.iiiyiii)f inti|ii*> i.triU-s-lj nillicirpiHki't*?   *,
fHD.)MK«.i,.. TriDAMTA   JAMta MASON
I)   BRANrTHCtt   IN      I   ^/■TlV/IM   I   VS     &tNI«»l U«NI*I»
J. T» MACDOWALD, Manager
Victoria ave.,        -r- -:- pernic, d.o.
■OKI |t f'*L<*1-.'r S^^t1***.*-** ***,*
*^ '-' *,- 'p,N\   ^;*f'W/^fS
■ \
*,^*t ,*■_ :"?*t_ V"* rt^lM?*-*^X*
'*,"*   :i7-y :,A-'x}xx'x^^c'^70s^^
Ladies' Sweaters
AVe are now showing for Fall and "Winter the
largest selection of exceptional'qualities Ladies',
Misses' and Children's Sweaters ever exhibited in
the Pass. These sweaters are all built to fit as perfectly, as *a coat. They are made with large and
small collars, belted and plain backs and are in
Navy, Alice, Saxe, Cardinal, Khaki, Brown, Slate, \
Green and White, and such color combinations as
Irish and Scarlet, Tan and Khaki, Cardinal and
Navy, "White and Royal, "White and Navy, Scarlet,
and Slate, White and Sky, Whit6 and Cardinal,
Slate and Myrtle, White and Apple,- etc. Prices
from $1.00 to $10.00 each.
■ Is it any wonder when you consider the exclusive styles, the large variety of selection, and the
modest prices we ask? Hats $5.00 to $15.00.
—Novelty*-Coats of distinction- are""here'for"Chil-"'
dren. Wc are.showing in our ready-to-wear department a very handsome collection of high grade
Novelty Coats for Children that have every distinction .and exclusiveness, made, in the very latest
of materials and* in every shade Worn this season.
We have coats to fit every child in town and they
are modestly priced from $2.00 to $12.50 each.
This particular line of Corded Velvet comes in all'
the good colors and M*ck. * It is full 27 inches wide.
Dame Fashion has stamped her seal of approval on
ed quantity to be had at this'.price.; If a saving of
thirty-five cents a'yard'on this much-wanted material interests you, buy Saturday at per yard. 65c
7.    v   ' - "V
Special l^^xend Qffie^iti^s
-■ .i     ■'■. j .*'.' r-, *.. -■,',
We will devote our large window to the display
of new Fall and Winter Garments for boys. Very,
attractive,special prices will be placed on Boys'
Suits, odd Trousers,. Overcoats, Sweaters, Boys' '
Wool Underwear and Boys' Fats and Caps. This
will give parents the opportunity, to rig out their
boys in the latest styles and best makes at very low
Boys'  Two-Piece  Suits,- made  from  all. wool'
Tweeds in Brown, Greys,,, Greens anc] Mixed Colors.
-Also Blue Serge.   AVe carry all sizes froni four to
fifteen years, with plain or bloomer trousers.  Prices range from $3.50 to $8.50, according to size.   -
Boys' Buster Brown Suits, made for boys of two
years and up to six years of age, of a very stylish
make and trimming. Prices $3.75 to $8.50, according tq size.       .' *
Boys' overcoats. AYe have secured,the best range
of styles in overcoats for boys this season that has
ever been shown in Fernie.. The Tweeds used in.
these Coats are very heavy all wool Tweeds of distinct class. The styles are all new 1913 models,
showing the new shawl collar and convertible collar with belted backs/single or double breaste^.
All sizes three to fifteen, years. Prices $4.50 to
$10.50, according to age.
"The Leader"
1    i
Boys' Sweaters. The Sweater season is""now' in
full swing. Our stock is complete in Boys' Coat
Sweaters in all sizes. Also a very large range of
roll-neck Sweaters'' in all colors. AVe carry alL
shades and,sizes in V-neck Sweaters for boys.' Dr.
Jaeger's Boys' Sweaters in all styles and colors'are
always in stock.
Boys' Winter Underwear will be a special feature
with us this week. - See our display in Boys' Clothing Department. You will be wise to buy your winter supply now while the special prices prevail. On
sale Saturday' only.. ,, ".        '
Little Gent's Cordovan Blucher-cut.   This Shoe •
is made on the mannish last .and one of our big sel-,
lers, all sizes 8 to 10.  Price $1.85.  Another big sel-'
ler is a Pebble Blucher, made on the same last, sells
at $1.5*0. ,\_\
That girl and boy of yours,going to school,needs'
a good strong shoe to keep their feet comfortable.
as follows: ,         ,
Misses' Box Colt Blucher-cut and Button High-
cut, sizes 11- to 2, price $3.00.    ',
y ti ' .   ,'     ■
Misses' Box Calf Blucher-cut,.made.on a good
wide last, very comfortable, • sizes 11 to 2, price
Misses'.Pebble Blucher, strong and durable, all
sizes 11 to 2, price $2.25.
Girls' Heavy Calf- Blucherrcut, High-cut, very
strong, sizes 8 to 10%, $2.25. .These are hard to
wear out.    .    . '   " '    , "
weight shoe, sizes 8 to lOVo, price, $2.50.
Girls' Pebble .Blucher-cut, sizes 8 to 10V-., price
$1.65. '     '',,'.,-.' ,. .';. '      .,■'■
Children's Sweaters
, Just the.hose for early Fall wear. < Tliey are full
fashioned, fast color,' and have all the new.reinforcements. They are medium weight and an exceptional good wearing hose for the price.c Saturday, per pair, 25c. '
y   Saturday Special Priced peri Garment, 40c
•Boys' and'-Girls'  Winter Weight Vests" and'
Drawers in natural color, all well finished,   AVe'
have all sizes in both Vests and Drawers.  Saturday
selling, 40c.each..'    •   ,\'• .    *
Lima Beans ..' >■.,........'.'..".'. 3 lbs., .25" -
Gilt Edge ShoePolish    .20
.Canacla First 20 oz. Cream  2 for, .25 :
Shredded Wheat Biscuits'.-'...'.. .per pack."" .10.' >'
Cowan's Cocoa-.........."........; 1 lb; tin',, .45
Snyders'-Catsup — . ..-. pts.   .30,'.,
Snyder's .Chilli Sauce v.' .... " ; .30
ii _-,
Snyder's., Salad -Dressing .. ..•.'.,  .30 ' .
Silver Label Extract :...'. ;.1 2oz.'  .10..
Sockeye Salmon, '/;......_, 2, tins   .45 v.
"Crosse & Blackwell.'s Jam ...':.".. 4,1b. tins   .45 -".
Liquid Veneer -v ., large size   .35
Smoked Shoulder ..'......';: .'...* per;>lb.-., .20
Siam ;Rice v..'.-'  .\ . "4 lbs.,; .25   <;
Pure Cane Sugar : ...20 lbs: 1.25,,
Toilet Soap, assorted ..:..:..' .per box.  ,25   ,
Heinz Tomato Soup, small ........... 2 for, %25...
Enos Fruit Salts ,.- '. '.'■...... .V.\ :--..:...-. \.75
Pure Maple Syrup . 7x.'..... 7.. qt'. bottles ■ .50
Special-Bulk Tea . ...V.....;.,...:-:.; 3 lbs.,1.00   -
_Standard-0anne<LBeas*e,,-_, „l_w „,_pet,tiri_^.i0	
Sweet AVrinkle Peas .' ....;... pei* tin   .12%
Sweed Turnips ...'..: .'.'. .-.M6 lbs.;  =.25    . ,
Gold Dust ...,.. v!'..., >. 3,1b. pack.. .20  \
Envelopes ......'.'...... 1.... I.. per pack;   .05 •- c
Money Saving Prices
Mrs. B. G. Daniels will receive on,
Wednesday afternoon, the 17th, from
4 to 6. '
Joe Sulllvnn was convicted of stealing a watch nt Now Jllchol and sentenced to three months.
■ Tenders nro out nt present asking
for prices to Install new heating boiler ln City Hall.
• •Tho Provincial police landed two Indians for breach of tho Indian Act,
John  Longtime   Star,   who   got  six
' months, and Llttfo .Too, who rocolved
four months.
Don't forgot to register your name
on tho voters' list. Tho Hat closes
next month, but bo suro nnd got on at
onco. .Procrastination Js tho thief of
tlmo nnd tho boBt election agont for
the other side.
Stovo Houzfcl, a UuBBlnn, -was arrostod on Friday for beating his wlfo nnd
shortly aftor IiIb commitment to tlio
colls wns tnlton III. Ho waB removed
to tho hospital and died Tuosdny.
Ills wlfo and children aro In destltuto
circumstances and are to bo doportod.
Tho «nlo for delinquent taxes was
hold In tlio Cily Hull on Woilnomlny
nnd Thursday of thin week. As thoro
woro no blddors for about 11 jinreolH,
thoy wero boimlit In by the City, the
totnl lining nbout $(i,noo, it in understood that somo of Uioho havo already boon rodoeinod and Uio remaining portion will no doubt lw paid off
within tlio noxt throo months. Dr.
Jlntibor bought nbout 20 porcolB, pay-
fnr.    #1   PI-0  1*11    I,  I
'I , 1
■ tl)      ..Ai. ..1...4U-W.
Thoro woro throo or four" othor Imll
vldunlR who nl»a nneurnd- proporty.
Tho Pernio Oooporntlvo Rtoro will
havo n big eonslgnmont of prunes on
* ^ i'«i   luir.ui iiliti, t:»lij   >ic»l  Vttsliil.
Th^po (omn In convenlont boxca of
about 20 lbs onch, tfho utoro Ib ro-
colvlng dally shlpmonts of CroRton
tomntoos, which nro acknowledged by
all to bo tho very finest In tlio wholo
of tbo Dominion. Tb« mnndgnmnnt
Intend Introducing Western Queen
Flour nnd n nponlnl roprofientfttlvofi
will make cmivuss of tho town point*
Ing out tbo uerlti ot fUls fclib grade
floor, next week. An eppreoleble ln«
croaitu In biiBlnoHH Ib tain* ttoitia tn
tho itor« »lnce rcmovnl to new pr«vn-
The sidewalk Is being raised at the
north end of Victoria Avenue.
Cliarllo Walde Is building tho trus-
sell for the conl bunkers on the M. F.
& M. nt Fornlo.
Tho Rev. D. M. Thomson ls leaving
noxt week for South Edmonton, where
ho will tako up missionary work.
Died, Sept. Oth, the Infant daughter
of Mrs. Anza Lobnter. Funeral took
plnco from the llomnn Catholic
Church on Thursday.
AV. M, Erlor Is fitting up a lunch
counter noxt to Freo Vance's pool
salon. Thoy expect to bo ready for
business,by Tuesday.
Two now locomotives havo boon received and aro working on tho M. F.
& M. Thoso engines woro built at tho
Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia, B'poclnlly for tho M. F. ft M.
Tho Ladles' Aid of tho Methodist
Church will hold a solo of homo cook-
Ing in tho Bchool room of tho Church
on Saturday afternoon, Scptombor 20,
Tho toa room will bo In chargo of Mm,
Hamilton, Mrs, Dudley and Mrs. DIokt
Don't forgot to rogtotor your namo
on tho votors' list. Tho list oIobor
noxt month, but bo surn and got on at
onco. iProcrnstlnntlon Is the thlof'of
time and the best olootlou ngont for
the othor side,
.1. W. Whltoloy, of Vancouvor, pro-
viiuial orgum/ur ot the Loyal UniiiKu
Association, was In tho city laat week
and on Frldny evening Instituted a
lodgo with ix lnrgo charter member-
h1i1j>.   Offlcors for tho curront term
Worshipful Master, Robnrt Chrlch-
ton: deputy mnRtor, J. W. HyndB;
chaplain, W, Orr; recording Boerotnry,
J. W. Bkllllngi financial'!secretary,
Archie Carrie; troaauror, Jno, A. Hob-
InBon; lecturer, MorehAl IMvIb; dlroc-
tor of ror/>monloB, XV. Vnnhtifllrlrlc;
commlttoo, S. Orr, Geo. Loxton, A,
MK'ord. 15. Loxlon.'Jns. 7-jnirnn.
'The moetlngB of the lodge will bo
holj In tho K.'of P. Hall on tho flrBt
nnd third Frldaye of each month, and
n cordial wolcomo will bo extprtdod to
nil old momberfi residing In tho city
who have not yet depobltod their certificates,
In n, conversation with one of the
school trustees tlio other day, We wero
Informed that thoy are making Imme'-
dlnte arrangements fto transfer a number of the elder children from the
Annex school to the Central school,
By this means the trustees hope to
overcome the present lack of accommodation nt tho former school, which
Wis been causing considerable Inconvenience to many children and parents. The tru'stoos wish It to" be
understood that thoy cannot receive
children until they havo reached tho
ogo of six years, but will mako ovory
provision for children directly they
roach that ago to accommodate them
in the school.
At Calgfiry, on tho 5th Sept,, by Rov.
P. Walker, Preabytorlau Church, Joan-
nlo Whitobam or Faighnn to Archibald
Wostwood Dick, late of Fernlo, government boiler Inspector ot Alberta
Moses Burltz will adilross a mass
mooting In tho Grand Thoatro on Sunday ovonlng, tho 2lst of this month,
Tho Bpoakor lias an International reputation for bolng tho best Informed
and most forclblo Socialist locturor,
Got tho dato fixed In your bond, Toll
Uio other follow,
Sept. 7.—Stovo Klrhuk, aged 12
years, Funeral from Catholic Church
on Ttmrsdny Inst, Ilov. O'Noll officiating.
Sept, fi,—John Ijionms, aged 10
months, 28 days, non of John Thomas
fleolt, Wost Fernlo. nFuneral Sopt. 10,
Kov, Thomson officiating.
jsuiit,   !/,—-At  Mimlhuv.,   XtiliA  hill,*
ntcsr, nged 0 months, 28 days. Funeral
from Catholic Churoh, Rov. O'Neil officiating,    ''
TJJC   .'310 TI.'CATRC
With tho .approach of tho cooler
uvonlngB tito plcturo bIiowb aro nocur-
Ing Incroanod patronngo, Tbo1 ToIb,
howovor, Htlll loads, and tho management le produolpg nightly somo of tho
flnost films ovor Bliown In thl» country. DnurifiHi historical and fictional,
with rnmodlofl «nd Bcenlcw, go lo
mako up "tbo very beat program ever
put on by tble home, This week ond
program Inolndee "The Toll 0! War,"
101 RUon, In three roble, n civil war
military drtwni for Saturday tho foaturo le "Beoret Sorvlco Sam," two reel
Imp iklccttvo etiry,
There will be no services in Christ
Church on Sun'day next as the Rov.
\V. M.p Walton will be awny attending
the Pacific Coast Conference and
meeting of the Brotherhood of St. An-'
drew in Spokane, Wash.'
Classified Ads.-Gent a Word
*>HRBE ROD'MED HOUSE and lot for
sale In Annex, near City.' Apply' C,
Hunt, Hox 490, P, O. 57
A HOUSE AND LOT for sale; Lot 5,
(Block 80, Annex Extension. Apply
Goo, Davey or G. W. Goodwin, Bellevuo, Alta. ,   70
FOR RENT—Flve-roomed Houso, Ap-
Ply to W. Minton,.Annex.' 55
SMALL COOK STOVlfl, Heater nnd a
fow household offoota for sale. Rov.
D. M. Thomson, Howland Avenue.
Good wagos to good holp, Apply
Steam Laundry, Fornlo, D. O.      68
FOR SALE—A bargain. Houso of 4
roomB with water nnd tollot, on half
lot, Block <I0, Daltfan Avonuo. Price
1550 cash, or WOO terms. Apply
Jamos Jlovorldgo 07
FOR SALE—Doublo Houso, 8 roomB,
plaBtorod, on Lot 0, Block 3, Wost
' Fornlo, l aoro frontngo. $1,250,
torms,   J. McLachlan, 00
FOR BALK*—Four Roomed Shade on
Lot 1, Block 80, Fornlo Annox lDx-
tension, Price $400 cash. Apply
H. Noblo (on tho promlsos), or by
lottor, Gonoral Dollvory, Fernlo, D.
■fi. .     , .    nR
UOARDlflRH—Room for about » or 4
Hoarders lu private house, sltuatod
In West Pernio. Apply Mm. ;II.
Jones, West Fornlo. 04
Applications for tbo position of
Carotnltor of tho Central School, Fornlo, will bo rooolvod by tho under'
signed up to o o'olock on Monilay evening, Soptombor 13, 1018.
Applleantii will plcaao atato aalary
roqulrod, and outline tho moans thoy
i>urpn«o nflopting for tho ejoanlns of
tho school. Tho »uoooBBful applicant
Will *o roqulrod to live WItbItt convenient dlstnnco of dhe BOhool during
tho wlntor nt loaat, For further Information npply fo
03 . SttcroUry.
C.N. P.
Final For
mutz cur
1 '
Goal Greek vs. Coleman
Will be Played at
in' \ ■
Sat. Sept. 20, Kick-off 4 p.m.
ISIS TH£Al JlE always
The Last Roll Call
Saturday, Sopt. 13 ,
Secret Service Sam
1 llcol "Imp" Doteotlvo Htory
Monday, Sept. IB
The Great Ganton Mystery
8 Itoel "iXbx." Dotootlvn 8tory
Tuesday, Sopt, 16   ,
War in the Philippines
8 llool "J 01" TllNon
Wednesday, Sept, 17
Within the Limit of the Law
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