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Concluding^   Sessions -^Constitution
X-.^ Ajnerid^ments--Ffaternal Del?
■V^V egates,Electee!
f'%.-- ; ; FRipAY~f Wth Day * ,-,
The resolution "from Pawburg, wai
reconsldrerd.   y A Ay
'-. -Delegate Magdell took, the -floor and
* explained the" reasons for- the introduction" bf the resolution by the Pan*-
.burg local.'- ' •   , ".  7 x      ---",,;."-••"
' - Prealdent-' Stubbs replied and" cover*
ed the matter, exhaustively with regard
to his own,'position and views,in the
matter.'-"' As,A\'7*' -' '-* "   '•     ?"-*
y The-ma^erwae discussed at con-
" siderable   length,   the   delegate from
; Passburg.   President Stubbs,- and International y Board v Member   Harriee
staking prominent.part:    ",'    ,'.'.'=,
"' briginal;mo'Moh'introdueed by jjele-
s gate "Howbrook   that   the^grievence
from.tbevPasaburg. local be referred
to the executive, board, tfnd .carried.
■The balance "of the morning.aiid all
. of the afternoon sessions were taken
up with the report of the committee
on officers'reports.,    ;,.>,-   A :
,;-A number ot the recommendations
.were embodied In. tlie4report of the
constitution committee.*-    >'■*
L' ..' , >^'   --'-' -.; "■ • '" ■.
- Saturday—Morning Session.
:■ vl • The President's Report'Continued
; JV•is.- "' '   HeVAffairs: of!'«!the' International—
,;-.:' V, - Your committee" is of the opinion that
, ".,!.«.V-the financial-obligations"'of the Dls-
';?";. ;..*V.'v^trict..fe::Hto PratrictiifoMO^idanLwlii:
-: -f*\:; fj-preclude -the  possibility ?ofs-meeting'
l-this -.matter; as ^we-would^desire, but
Cw'e/would.strongly urge upon the mem-
.;bers.-the ' necessity- of  meeting  the
A. ^ .. /''^ assessment; now called,, as readily as
". ' '4  '*-ifos&HjleJr^oved-vand;' seconded- to,
'*■""",  -„ adopt the recommendation of the'eom-
.,-'*.  ■ vihitiee!-and]carried.-.^ '"!„ ".   '.:'. •' •«
;.   Second paragraph re: OrganlzatloftT-
F ,"   '";' ; Your-committeorOTbmme'n'd^tbfdt-thiV
'.    '-'7 ,• convention.instruct.the* pjstrlct-Exdc-
,• ,A - iitlye*Bqard to" organize Hhe.;northern!
s  !' , .fields "as' «6on!!as."the"' opportunity
' /. . .     nrrlvos!    '    ' • -  ,
•'  Moved and' seconded to "adopt tho
.   .,   . ; .majority   report   of •' the, committee'
'<',      ■'*■ ! After some discussion, the motion to
)."       y adopt tho "majority report.of the com-
("\ ■ ','. ' mlttoe waa'duly put to the vote, jind
A        "■, ■ carried.     Delegate  Wilde    (Michel,)
va X ;  goos.on record de voting against tbe
^   ■-' ^^'   motion!-,' '   " ■   , ,<    ,
,     '      ' Ro Strilcos In District 10.—We, your
'    committee ask this convention to go
-1' on record as bolng against tho Issuing
of' certificates ot cbmpetenco to Orl-
. entals,   Aftor n short discussion tho
,- motion to adopt tlio report of tho com-
'. mlttco was duly carried,
i      '   Ro United Farmers of Alberta,—We
' your committee^ rocommond th.at the
>   >! cxocutlvo shall conttnuo to persuade
the farmers In" tho policy of, affiliation
.-       ,    :\ Itli the Albortn Fodorntlon of Labor,
Movod and. seconded to adopt report
cf commlttoo, and carried.
. Re Circular Letters.—Your committee recommends that' the constitution
be attended tb read "No* local union
or mem^er of the'; organization shall
circularize.the,'District, or any part
of tha' District,' without' the grievance
Ii accompanied by the explanation of
the officer or member charged." After
some "discussion; a motion to adoot tne
recommendation of the committee was
duly carried.'"^' -N...
■' In"Memorlam (Brother D. Paton, deceased.)—Your committee desire that
this matter shall be discussed by the
convention; .; After-! some4 discussion
Delegate Wheatley moved, and it was
duly seconded,1 a motion .to the effect
that this convention goes on, record
as^belng^ heartily^ in "sympathy -with
tbe movement^in connection with the
subscription, jist. published by tho
"District Ledger1,';in connection with
the death,of the late Brother David
Paton, and asks that it be given every
publicity %-',the1 delegates to this convention, and'by,the!locals throughout
the District' .-Motion carried.-
,"   Vice-President's Report '
1 Re Trades'_ and' iSbor Congress.-1-
Your committee concur in that part
of .the vlcefcresident's^r'eport, pointing
put"; to our members tiie necessity of
keeping in\ closer .touch with the organization, .so that-our District' may
be well represented'at^the next annual
convention at=Montreal.      •      ■ -
* -.-v'sti '•••e "-•'■'. ~ "     '-■",•
feebmnieiid, that the executive board
takeJup^,'-s :earjj\-as.possible the question "of organizing;the-Taber field as
early as It Is posslble-to do so.'
f. -1- "i- ■     ,    '      '. s
Moyqd-, and ^secpn^ed that the report!(bf !the,,yiqe;PW8ident. as' V- whole
as recommended" by the committee; be
jadopted,1 and carried!     f   .*_   -•'      y.
wn^ftecretary^Treasurer'j Reportf',.
'f Re? General". Flnanclai,i1S1tandlng.—
iXpur commlttee'considor,!it is most
gratifying to note the position of the
1)lqtrlctt,.as shown- by the secretary's
ibbqks.' Moved and seconded* to adopt
the  report.: of -'the ' colfeitffttiBe,  and
carried;^':-"' ">- ' .' '•"     ,■'•'"'
. Ro Frank Situation,— We  believe
that the resident officers and executive board took euch action as tho
constitution allows In rendering official assistance; but in order to avoid
further controversy wo would recommend that that, paragraph In Section
7, Article 4, of tho constitution bo am-
ondod _to road:
"The word'lock-out* shall apply to
those mines whore our members ave
thrown out of- employment on account
of ii dispute, or'whore such action Ib
taken by, tho company, as meanB of
avoiding a decision under the agreement."
Movod and seconded to adopt tlie
roport of tlio committee, and carried.
Ro Membership.—Vour committee
Is plonsod to loarn of tho success of
tion ia accepted or not, the employees^
shall work as under their! ^ol'd^agTW!*-;
ment and .all the pfo$uciii\si^l^b'e'
conserved for the; uses an^t -requirfvi
ments of said people "dependant there*
on; and all contracts and-tagremeifts
entered into by the employer to sup-;
ply other ehall under such !;cireum-;
stances and! conditiona * be- nullified
and void, and he! shall be;without
liability for their nonfulfillment. ~..\
•„ This ' may - be to you ^somewhat
crude' and, ambiguous, but, it-haa an
idea embodied in. it, and we are not
as,well qualified to "dig ou£" and
frame it'Jn^the constitutional 'wording of those "learned lights who represent thq people ofv this. section" in
Ottawa, and - we therefore request
you will give this full and fair consideration;, and endeavor to give uei{'
the.remedy we pray for!. . ' - !.5 f.
v  ' °' .V%ry truly yOurs; ,■**'
For the Executive of the Associate
Boards of Trade of Southern Alberta
->, "A .'_" B: N. > Barker, Pres!',!
i"" 7    W. D'., Finley. Sec. •
Lethbridge,sAlta., Feb; 2V, 1913.
Miners Alarm the Legislative
Assembly    '-'-:>•*"•"
PEORIA, Ills:, Feb. 25.—1111-
-npls state miners in conven-
iUoii in this city today voted
' amid wild excitement and a-
-mid-entire unanimity of idea,
- ta favor of giving the striking
miners of West Virginia the
immense 'sum of $900,000 if
necessary for the successful
culmination of the trouble
there.     The   gift   not' only
^means the levy of $100,000
- upon the members of .the union in this state, but'authorises'the state executive'board
v^to spend every cent of the reserve fund, of $800,000 if nec-
" essary. X
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ed labor was fairly well maintained.
Wholesale and retail "trade .was
good, especially toward the latter end
of,the month. On the whole, the.outlook is for a prosperous year.
NELSON, Feb. 24.^—Miners at, the
Queen mine at Salmo went out on
8tj>ke on Saturday, according to tiewa
which re&ched the city yesterday.
It is supposed, but not known definitely' that the men quit work through
the refusal of the management, In.ac-
cordance with the recent finding of
the board of conciliation, to grant an
increase of 50 cents per day in wages.
■> CHARLESTON,-W. Va., Feb. 24.4-
A series ,of important developments
marked the coal strike' situation *( on
Thursday In the, coal fields under
martial,law 25,miles from here, the
militia was using stringent measures
to stamp out violence,'while'in this
cWy it became necessary to sound; a
riot call to .curb, a • demonstration
started. - -
A legislature, troubled because • of
the charges of bribery, was in session
■when it learned, that miners and their
sympathizers were.marching here to
take the state,capital. At first the
truth of Hhe. report ■ was questioned,
but when a number ot the miners and
others .invaded the state building a
riot call „was turned in- - •';,:- *' | '•"-
..Chief.of Police Albert Gill, with the
entire police force- at his heels!_r_uslicd-
"to the state house.. The .halls of the
capital were cleared promptly, a-;num-,
ber of persons receiving slight Injuries.   \       .' •       "      -',---.■'•'
Wltli' the wholesale arrests today
the military, cbur'tj* which .convened
today has upwards, of-160 cas'es^ifbe
considered.    ■   ».
Mr. Bullock Say* $3.50 Rate Would
Give Taber' Mines Work Year
■ ' Round
WASHINGTON. Feb. 26.—The bill
to create a department of labor with
a cabinet officer at its head passed
the senate today, after less than an
hour's consideration. The. measure
had previously, passed the bouse, but
amendments in the senate will require
its perfection in conference before it
is presented to President Taft.      , ,,
O'Brien Voices Workers Sentiments-
Delegation to Interview the *
Must Have Five Hundred Dollars In
How They Want the
Lemieux Act Amended
Inquiries of Minister of Labor and'
Othero Answered by Alio-
elate Boards .
In connection with tho proposod
(imondlng of tlio Ixsmloux Act and
supp-estPd moans to protect tho con-
sumor during tlftio of strilcos whoro
tho necoHHltlPs nf life nro Involved
in tho Iniluntry In which labor trouble
occurs -the following reply has been
snnt by the Associate Hoards of
Trado to Inquiries from lion, T. W.
Crotliers. mlnlst«r"of labor, Dr. W.
J. Jtoche, Dr. Mlchitte Clirk and W.
A. hiifiliannn;
find dlstrusB among such people, It
t» advisable to provide for thoir
needs under such- circumstances, and
that the time to mnlco such preparation Ir by provision that their floodn
must lw mnt boforo ft strike begins,
therefore, we moil, respectfully suli-
mit ok a suggoHtlon:
Thnt tho Lemieux Act lie so amend-
t»d that It shall provide that wlmrn-
ovor mid whenever a disagreement
occurs between an omployor and Pin-
ployom In any InrliiHtrv nfforllng tho
.VICTORIA, D.C, Feb. 2G.--By leg-
Islatlon tlmt will become statute law
next month, an Important change In
connection with tho personnel of
school boards Is contcmplatod, this
being to require for such bonrds a
proporty qualification of SHOO. It Is
further Intended that this legislation
shall bo to a certain extent retroactive, slnco section four sots forth
thfit: "Any person who on the dnto of
tho passing of this act, Is a school
triisteo, that Ih not possessed of the
requisite qualification as set out. shrill
forthwith vacate IiIh sent nn^ cooro
to hold office ns such trunten nnd the
vacancy Bhnll ho filled. In manner provided by section HO."'
8ubmlt to People
Anothor cluingo following tho re-
commendation In thin rowd of tbe
miirilclpnl pommlflHlon prnvldns tl'p*
Hchool boards mav hnronftrr rtompi'd
of tllblr contompornry rpunclh to the
t extent of seven mills the nuRnsHinnnt
vnluna for nducntlon roqulrrniPiitH. In-
Btrnd of flvo mills an now prevnlls.
Pounplls mny reluct n«trivnirnnt cdu-
catlnnn! PsllmntPH, but If tVev do ho
must submit tho vptood propound
forlhwllli to tho pnoplo,
.LETHBRIDGE, Feb. 25.—"Give/us
a reduction on our rate to Winnipeg
Trom'$4.45 to $3.50 per ton, so that we
will be able to get into the Winnipeg
market,' and you will see. the mines
running the year round." V    •.
B. K. Bullocfcvth'e well-known Taber
mine owner," arrived In the city from
Victoria recently,^' where be has been
for the.past month on business,in connection with some, B.C. mine properties owned, by the Bullock Bros., and
he made, the above statement to show
the importance of the freight" "rates
case now-being fought- out' between
the western provinces , and the rail-
being done In thiB connection by.,'M.K.
Cowan, • K.C., who has charge of the
case for the provinces of Alberta and
Saskatchewan. -, \       '
'.Pushing back the deadline, to give
the.4J,b?rta .mine-pwners the benefit
of the* largo market of' -Manitoba- ls-
one of the objects of the present fight
for, lower rates, * A couple of-years
ago, the Taber. mine. owners banded
themselves together for. this purpose.
They called on the Lethbridge Board
of Trado for aid,- which was given.
Then the provincial government took
the matter up, so that the future of
tho coal Industry ln Southern Alberta depends very much on tho buc-
cess of the movement started In Tabor.
"Tho mines of Tabor are working
full time and between CO and 70 cars
per day are being shipped." Tho proposod radial railway for Taber wfll
benefit tho Industry by giving aid In
shipping, nnd If the schomo proves
I successful, tho coal output of Tabor
mines will bo doublM,"
"Thoro Is no luck,of cars for ship-
ping coal this winter," said Mr. Bullock, "tho C.P.R, keeping a plentiful
supply on hnnd, Altogether tho con-
hoii Is tho most prosperous In the
history of Tabor's mining industry."
INDIANAPOLIS. Feb. 24.—Reorganization of tbe International Association
of Bridge and Structural Iron Workers
is planned at the association's annual
convention, which opened today.
, It ls the union's first convention
since that In- Milwaukee In September,
1911. About 100 delegates from local
unions In every state will represent
the 12,000 members ln ,the reorganization.
President Ryan-Is favored by some
delegates for re-election. Since his release from Leavenworth prison, Mr.
Ryan has been here directing the details for the convention. Joseph E.
McCIory of Cleveland, acting secretary
will probably-be elected permanent
secretary, tb succeed Herbert'S. Hock-
Clory and Edward L'evin^ of-San Frain-^
clsco, both executive board members,
were the only officials of t^e ..union
not convicted in the dynamite plots.
. McCIory said all the sessions ot tbe
convention are to bo secret.
. Samuel Gompers, president of the
-American- Federation-of Labor,-ls expected to address the delegates late
In the week.
EDMONTON, Feb. 26.—The govern-
ment's new mines act Is,destined to
meet with "a great deal ot opposition
before It become!} law. The measure
was taken up in the legislature yesterday afternoon and nearly every
clause was challenged in some way.
The chief opposition came -from
Charles M. O'Brien, Socialist member
for Rock Mountain, and it was at his
request that consideration of the bill
was .- laid over until today. Mr.
O'Brien announced that officials of organized bodies of Alberta miners would
arrive in Edmonton, armed with pro-
testa against the legislation, as proposed.
The Socialist member claimed that
the Interest of the operators was
beautifully protected ln the bill.submitted. Hon. C. R. Mitchell, minister
of-public works, replied to the effect
tbat the bill had been drafted with all
fairness to both parties. After all, he
said, the bill was a matter of general
policy with which the .legislature
should be-able to deal without tbe assistance of Mr. O'Brien's deputation.
Should Hear Delegates
Mr: O'Brien said that it was not a
matter that could be adequately dealt
with by the legislature unless It had
all possible Information before It. He
did not want to obstruct or delay the
work of the house, -but maintained
that it was necessary, in tbe interests
out,tbat right,in Edmonton women
were being employed in worst places.
He did not think tbat women would,
care to invade tbe mines of this country owing to the hard nature of the
Morb.   Regarding the employment td.
child labor, he pointed out that op
erators were always   ready   to   gat,
young boys tp vork because the younger they were the greater efforts they,,
made to match . cr excel   the worJK
dene by the older men.   Mr. O'U.iar
would have, liked to see owners managers, parents and guardians all made
liable to prosecution ln tbe event of
children under the age of fourteen
years being employed.
Does a Socialist Meeting on Sunday
Come Under Sabbath Day Act?
LETHBRIDGE, Feb.25.—Arising out
of the instructions given the police
by the city council to' enforce thB,
Lord's Day observance act, a number
of flats for breaches of the act have
been applied for by Chief Constable
Davis from the attorney-general at
The breeches in question are alleg-*
ed to have been committed yester--'
day and , on   Sunday   a week,ago.
While   the _ majority   of   the   cases
hinge on tbe sale of candles aqd clg-
National Tleup 8et for April 14 for
Universal Manhood Suffrage
OTTAWA, Veil. 23,—Tho monthly
nummary of lnhor conditions throughout tho Dominion HtntoH thnt a fun-
turo of J miliary i IDIH, wiih tho iiiuih-
unlly mil'! 'vrnthor whlrh prnvnllml
In most pnrlii of tho "country. Condi-
MniiH in i li Ih respite! were llw rovnran
nf tlinHn during tlio corn'spoiiilliig period of 1912. '
Tito lumbering irwltuli'y wiih ad-
vui'noly affected by tlio ojinn wonlb-
or, not enough snow having fallen
\ui mtikU'Kood romlH fur Imullng tho
a iWvor mlnu i Iorh to tho streams, In Homo looiil-
IlioH Iho mpn worn belnir taken away
from tlm rnrnpn. RnlMIng opnrntlons
BRUSSELS, Feb.> 24.— Unless tho
Parliament bestirs Itself boforo* that
time, Belgium will bo In tho throes
of a genera! strlko which Is scheduled to begin on April 14,
Tho general strike, which will come
as a protest against the Iniquitous
plural voting avslom and a demand
for the establishment of universal
manhood suffrage, Iuih boon umnned
by tlio National Council of Work-
inon'H Organizations. In propnrntion
for thn Rrent strlko, the various
unions throughout tlio kingdom hnvn
boon for Rome time Instructing thoir
membership ito Iny by funds and provisions, so that the nli'lkers may bo In
a position lo wane n Hlubborn and
protracted wnr which shall end In
victory for tlm iiiii.ssi.i-.,
Tlio floelallRts nm pluylng nn lm-
pnrtiM't part In Mio t'i"ii'i-ii Miilto nron-
tbat tHe""aelegates~
should be heard. The members of the
legislature, said Mr. O'Brien,, "would
never guess of all the. petty, cheap
grafts, that are practiced in small details, the meanest little grafts you
ever heard of. It would take mo two
hours to tell you what I know about
It." -Mr.*0'.Brlen stated thaUthese
grafts wero practiced in connection
with the handling of certificates and ln
other ways which will probably be
designated at a later date, ln Uie discussion of tbe bill,
Tbe houso went into committee of
the bill shortly after four o'clock, nnd
had succeeded In getting through only
eight of tlio, 146 clauses that compr'w
the measure on hour later, when Mr,
'O'Brlori asked that further considjiii-
lion bo adjourned.
Objects to Clause
Clause flvo wns tho first to bo assailed by tho Socialist mombor.   This
clause requires   all   mines  to   keep
thonamo, ago, rosldonco, nnd dato of
employment of every person omployod
in tho milieu,   This book, as tho bill
Btands, is only open to the mine In-
spoctors,   Mr. O'Ri'len hold that rep-
reselltatlvuH of the men Bhould- hnvo
access to thlB record hIko,   Ho nlBO
I'RBcrted that the mine InspoctorR woro
already very much overworked, a'ld
tl ut the benefits of keeping tho ve^oid
vnnld Iio mlninr'/ed unloHH the workers, through thoir officers, had acoifcs
to tlio books,    Ho pointed* out that
tiiewn IIhIh worn frequently used for
padding voters' Huts.
Women In Mines
Mr. O'Rrlen did not object  lo the
ars^bTT'Sstautanr'keeperB,* thfc most
interesting application for leave to
prosecute Is ln connection with ,a i
Socialist meeting held in the Monarch
theater in North Lethbridge, and Chas.
Whlttaker, tho proprietor, provided tbe
fiat is returned, will be summoned
under tho net for renting his theater
on a Sundny contrary to tho a^.
It has been a common practice not
only In lethbridge but In other cities
for theaters and halls to be rented
for meetings ot one kind and another
other than purely religious nnd as
there have been, hitherto, no nrosocu-
tions, tho result of tho present ''application to tho attorney-general fo* a
fiat, authorizing prosecution will be
watched .with Interest.
American Government Charges i/nfon
Men with Tampering with
Postal Union Service
CHICAGO, Feb, 24.—An alleged "labor trust" was attacked'by tlw_ federal povornment In a civil suit filed
horo today against local union numbers 0 nnd 131 of tho International
Brotherhood of Hlcctrlcnl Worjfors,
engni'ed In a strike ngnliiBt thn Postal Telegraph company.
An purl of tho labor war ngalnfit
the Telegraph compnnv, tlw government chargoH the officers nnd cm-
plnyeoH of lh" unloiiH with cemb'nlnfc
and conspiring thru' acts of violence
nml doi'i'i'dntluiitt to injur" Him Font-
al Tolegraph wires to Interfere with
thu IriniNtnlNhloii of Rovornmont and
orations! In fact tho strike ban boon C'IUIB0 forbidding tlm employment, of {commercial inossairuH In Interstate
plmmod'nt tliolr 'liiRtimitlm , nnd will,won,on nni B|rlB '» m,ll0H ■,,ut I,ol",f,«' | ™"™™.
undoubtedly bo directed by thu Socialist members of tlm Chamber of Oepu-
lies whon It oeeurs.
Vincent   Collins.
minor, who wi»« several  ilavs n  m»
tlent In Lothhrldgo hospital was d'R-
rlinrged nnd lelt frr Mei««r Mine,
nctunl necessities of life, thnt. a no-jlnst flnttirdny morning, WMI<> h'tv-n"
tlco of such dlsagromcnt,    filed   In j dinner Hint evoninn, n pleeo of bo"f • workers wero generally busy.
writ In •*    •MM   itfi   (,.n^"•lT^U"',   '«•   »''" ' '•■-' '';•      ! \l,['   ;.,  '.',   ,;,,..,.  ,„,   ,.,    umun-i.t   m.jiI  h  <|iia-l  IllUilfll,
Strike in Brittannia
Mines-- Want Recognition
ir'nl fur Leonard OIhroii, of Seattl',
deprived of eltlxensblp by former
•Tiirli'ii Conu'lliis IF. lluuford, wan or-
weru   moro   cxtonslvcly   carried   oiijdnred herr) ynsterday by tho United
Minn Ih iimiiiiI nl thin time nnd IiihIi'o
Wo aro In rocolpt of your com- \ emplnver ns n iwtleo tint be muni
munlcntlon, acknowledging the re-tbo prepared fnr either nrbltrntlen or
celpt of ours relative to tho plan to,a strike, if ho ennnot nl once snttsfy
amend tho Lemieux Labor Act to iho cpmplnlnanti, and that from date
ah -to provide for protection ot con
sumers during prolonged strikes nf-
lepnttg tho riocosuUJcN of life, and
wo tnlco pleasure In making theso
stiggfiRt!«nfl.'>hIeh mny aid you In
working out1' somothlng thnt will
bring about this rellof through legislative entietmenf, ' --
Abnolute Mecesitt'/
That,* In tlit** ot the fact that cor-
tafu  parla  of the Dutulutou mh **u t
oVH'fd tn' *iftii\\ I-i i-iVi. ,' ..V i' '
fnuH be dove. Thn i'rreiucil "">n
burled In the Hom<»n r«ti»Mip ftm*,,.
tory, under tho nusplees of the mherR'
and for n porlod of (nltber 10 or 'i'M
davs   ronwrve  thn nWidnH^   of  b'n
biulncsi   for   tlm   roiulrements   ofj ENOM»m out* waw« *.n*\u s
thos" who bi»v« ««nrlng th** previous THPEAT^'Pn «'ITH PTPIK'J
your been derHyidant mwn Mm for n .
fliipplly ,of those"nofesMtles bo turns t.ovnov. t'e-*. s'-.-T'-do"-* tu, w*.
out In proportion (»s their w^n's h^,re: ovprrtH |wr",e,'«. T''mi"»pd's inde
been durlnu the preview* M months, jone^ wrn w'll he pn^l-Ket! he • n'n.
,\v*\ i\\e tmn'ovn'* nValt b«i b<n"iri romrt #tril'n ovr ei" tm-ih, i^1!1 ",l
and shall abide by tbl* ^T'cmitiit, I n'l'wn'" wcr», !»««•••» n»pit-ir^nn, wi.o
HUtl  nil it H   mu tllBt  I*   I*  Uvlnflv   0«»r-   win i*J«pt,<irir«>d ft*** fiut**,..*, ir,*, **..  ,~r
, .iHi.imu. u.iii ii <ina-i iiiuih ii, u<»i hk
I'M'!'   Ii.    ■), ■■   11 nV'.l    ,;'lt\   .,,'..'   ^.'.'i-
tlntr wood. Rlow prorrfit w,*\*i made
with Ico futtlng on account ef tlw
rold wen I her. Rtormy weitlwr Interfered   with tlw   fishing ln^'istry,
, i »    i      j «    '       *      •
•ii--' a fn'lure on Nova Scotia coiiHt.
Tho niii m'nliig ltidin»ry W3« act-
Hiring Strikebreaker* Results In Dis
mtnr—Employment Office Mob-
i bod by Duped Men
I    VANCMUVBH.  Fell.  22,—Five linn-
!dnd Rtilliliig minors from  thn Ilrlr-
iiiinia milieu, Howe sound, are at pron-
I f'l't   In   (llO   t*U**  <l"   ll.r,   ,,,..„*,       t
'nrnl wnltwnt nf 'lw unlnn mnn i»mn'"«'
i(»n mivi'niiin-ut. inu ciiho was re-led liy that rompnnv. A larpe enntln-
limndcd to the Lnitiil .St.aes l>|»trl<t jgciu iirrhed on Wednefldiiy night and
r<*\xtt    nnd  >«!1| bi; trbd In Scattlu. .ycstirdny tlwir uiimbeiH were swollnd
Htiiti>s rircult Court of Appeals, In
conformity with n sllmilntlnn nrovl-
onsly slgiiod bv conns*! for Olssnn and
'l'-i:i- ,\.i, ,,lfi. tmiubid mi'i* fhit np-
! '•''ni' n! ■ f 'li '.n'lii t), (ii>r for
wli in •»«• i-i ii ]ni! iini'H 'ind among
ti'1i«r iimt'ii'ti at '«»u > wtii iho ipies-
l!""i nf iit-rmiiminl:i.liou.
The nr'dinflnn  liinrd,    uinler thn
cbiilrmnuiMp tit .1. A, Harvey, K. C-»
-  '    '.    ',   -..   ..   ...i,i  . .A    ni«i"i;   ((,'rit.
,i^v,.,  , *fi,«,.i    .*, ,i\ * ,    y,i„.^i  Sj
IwM mi" lines aril cdlcct i''t' * *i tlw
miners with (lom'el'e-l on tlw nroner-
ty   A mlnerltv n«pnrt In* W  '*. tlnr-ifl
Olnsen'H (•IIIxi.iihIiI|i piipiTH worn ran- ,|iv nt least three hiindro'l mnrn, nmnmr f.ivprcd   the   rnniii-inv'H    vb-wpnlnt.
relied'iy .IiiiIkc H.'iiiford rn thn uroniuj I Dn-btttf-r li'-iri-mf'iilmvj nf tt... iii«r„i »»•..-., .• .. ■•
.mui   iim  mi'l  (iwiiiiicrt  uicin   ih rough , iivkIoh jit Ilrltrdinfii. A   n\»>«tliig of tlw »trll''ni? mlneni
jfrniid In swenrlntf that be was attach-      Foreman Hnlllday bn.i eciin- om hi .•,■"; ) cM t-t'tli*. Lalvir |i'mpl» ve<tter-
|'v| in tlw coimtltutlon of tlw Unlfwl, well ns severnl of Iho Ixikshh mid In dnv iiftcreeon nt wh|oh pbnm fer thf
Iv.i,   I'm   mild   weather and lack of {ilintes, whereas In point of fact, n* n ; coiiiienuinco work nt th" mine if ;tt earning oh of th«> strike were formu-
...-p\v  i-r'tur't't? ihn  Nova  Seotln   ou'-   Fee'al'pt lw held r,pponlto views.
situated tbat fuel Is sn•abioltite ne^jr^«d ont to the i-<\tiltv ot the com- der of h's »up"rier i« ♦«''« en »-um
•s«My, especially thn prairie prftv- mnnltW dep^nrt^nt opon -heir 1*K n»i|'Hf-.| |,V« ^<'h'^^,I• j, , ..
ln(v«, upon wbfrh no word Is' prown. |or* for tV»f» fln«t',nnnc(, nnd irt**nnn cf (umtfed in d«'«<» *•* '«• Mi« t*„n,-t, ,
and dependence for life, for lwat, for(l'fe, «ti'' rnrb pwiteollen of tho con- wi'rh U ng!|ntv» th^,t*t»l» rt «,««.,
UftiYlon. tn. fr,r oomfort Is duo whril-, immer mhi.l e»'/-rid for » i"«*fli^ or !»* thought le *•■** »»r^- ^'hi. •• i*
lj» to i>Tw tt*.* iif tt\<*l, nn-f tlu'-*', a, pro , (oli-'iit *M u'.Ioj, fcuui tl'vj bw.u ut K»n<»r»kky s^m'HM '-v***** rt "r-i'
longfd •trtke of mlnert. *f wa» otb impply, and pen^lnil *b's term ef no- ttrrlro wltb th» *tM'etf» hi* rernrd
.HlencM In 1111, fftuwd dtr* bftrdsblo 111*0 (1ft or 20 day*) whether srblirn- has bton prnctlpnlty n'rfi^t.
I nt «i|< io « !nr<r« trial.
'"•tlier fpnl m'nrs were Inmllv en-
• : ti ), v"b Ihe i-vceptlon of llione en
1"tipro»i"'v" 's1"nd wlen* 11u> bitmr dN
j,,..    <:'i\   t  •*'\<TU\l**i,
Th - v,*f*;l mlnci In'Qnebeo, Ontai'o
.id  '"tl•^,   fMumb'a  were work|«"
in htindmlll.
'(he Hre'ii1l«t pirtv teok uji tho en«"»
nf lVn«htn»'rtn ,•""' i rMnrci-'n";! |.
r -''rv lit'o .ludi»e Hin*'or.l's rnnduct **•'
ill*: fitftr a    « -i ,  ,ir I .*,
rc'i'iU'.' :iiit'll uliiie Hi
in proifrcis.
At tlw licHrlwr* ci'ii'lui ti'd
, r-^r?'.'!:," !u I.!..
liKjuiiy ivns still
Tlw reasnn for the strlko Ih nn tctw
(,f   !'...    tiTiiit'itlt-h   *|i'uli   ri-riirM'I   1'"'
year when tlw dlfferfni'on liHnv-.-n
llu i.iiii|,,iii> ii ini ihr* riiuicri wero «u'i-
mlttrd to arbitration, At thnt tlnw
tl* fompiny Aiid lb*1 inlnr-r* *mre • •'■
OlBieon  rfflrlnln Rnlns;   to   ISrllaimla   to col-
-!•*," !"f    T!ov   (•"oerVnwl   n   CO"!   tr-ntlfU-il thftt h" hid wr *!ild ho wn«  leet dtien mil to bn] I nutting*.
mrr'"' iV'I'j'U initio on th<» nil *"»"" ■ rn* *'t+*}*t3 ia tl'- < ■■ *'*n*ffn. Imt
^e'nr; b"-"'- n^f-rtu frrri( nil'ti*rt-t'r-nir thtt lw wit et.t «| --.•*>'ij- tt
fn,;,,.--» c-n-rittical'y tri-v time lu tarlwdi and flat li «as . n hi* eon-
nr-« * < u* currie* yhn-u t)v* wtr- Rfructfnn ef fin word d.'-i''"Uy Hint
vu't ' '• !hf'fr full tajad';'. Itinklll   the caw turned.
Ciiutts ol Trouble
P.,'',*.'',.',.'... li „i',, .» vvtiudiiv  |>-i<»i»-r.
lv and the i«mnVv« r^ woti'd not adm't
11i.it the unlnn of.'Vlnlrt Jmd anv rlchf
to torn* thi<*u' lor   <ho*»   pnrjw-**
lited. ArnniKcnwntH were nn \* to
ndvrMv> llw Rtrltow with tip Mf<a of
jir. I'litlti'j: ih n union labor from noire in tlw llenrb.
\*\ 'i\tert'*t\'.ej: (><*<>trrevre t*-,it t'^'f
aa nn adjunct to tlw ntrl'-e nt ft
Powell *in*-\. 4-irjp7o)inent (■FIir«. A
hiim'wr of nrrrt were Mrod to r«'ptlcO
She n'rll.t-iK, but wJwn »!i»v htmeil
ilwt fl <■>■ Here to en «i I'r'.V" '.r-^ilr-
t-.n \etty f-fitr't' hirv (n')r»,^-» r»t ,*t*.
ni-»nrViJ Hii-lr moi*'^.   A rit'xi H'rimr-ii
,] i*   r.lfU,',   ;.t,,|   t|jn   jiplpn   V,,,,(   jj,   JvjJ
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As we-have seen, -the anarchists
look upon < thV generaf -strike' as" the
social revolution!; Few. actual trade
union leaders'of-Europe have-time" to
discuss that" kind of a general strike,
yet some of tbem,con'cede thatgeneral
strikes may,",when labor is powerfully
organized, become -necessary1* and advisable. A distinction is made, however, by labor,leaders between the revolutionary general 'Strike and a reformatory general strike. In other j. words,
there are those who believe that shorter hours, higher- pay,, and better conditions'-generally- might be obtalneM
for the working class by a' generW
cessation of work. In this country it
is, urged by some tbat a general strike
for the purposes of reform might bfe
more, effective than -..political actioh,-
because no trickery of_ the corrupt
political .-machines and.no vote of presidents or supreme courts, can. outlaw
reforms gained through strilce's This
of course makes the arguments of
those who adyocate the1" general strike
here appear even stronger than they
do elsewhere."
Let us, therefore, examine the.gen-
eral"strike as a weapon to accomplish
this more restricted purpose, and see
whether "or not it-is likely to be a
success., • Haywood and other leaders
of the strike of the textile workers of
Lawrence, announced at one. time that
they were "considering the matter, of
having, every, textile worker in the
United • States quit, work. This may
or may not have been a'hluff. It probably was a bluff, because such a general strike is inconceivable where the
workers are unorganlzed^or are organized ln rival unions. But suppose it
had been possible. Suppose, for the
sake of example, .every textile worker
In the United States would haveJeft
work upon the' demand of Haywood.
There would,then have existed a
complete general industrial strike
that would have paralyzed every textile mlll-.in the country. Hundreds
of thousands of men, %yomen .and children would have been out of work.
Every mill'In tbe country would have
owners would" have been unproductive, no matter' how safely guarded
by police and militia. No" orders > for
textile goods could have been filled
Prices would have risen skywards and
the market would liave boon in exactly the Inflated condition which exists
when some gambler corners some necessity of'lifo^
Now, let us ask ourselves whether
it is conceivable thnt,such a strike
could succeed. We cannot, of course,
decide Ihe question.1 Tho mrittor can
be settled only by experience. Wo can
only Htiidy^tbo matter with Iho great-
lost possible care and'try to reason out
1'what would happen In such a case, lhit
I wli other our conclusions nro for or
ap,nlnst such a strike, wo can fool
Assured thnt tho near fuluwf will see
ft tried moro thou once. Tho working class, It seems, can learn Its lessons only by experience—-often at the
cost of misery, starvation, nnd tho bitter repetition of fnllura after failure.
It uiuat bo said, however, nt tho bo-'
ginning, that thoro nro mnny thought'
ful lenders of tho actual working deism
movement who believe Hint ovory
Hurh general utrlkfl Is doomed to Mill ro,
i)(>K])i|o tlio criticisms of those who
niUniiiLu 11 general utrlko as against a
l>:-nliil strike, tho latter onloys many
obvious advantages over thn former.
The history of the partial Btrlkeft
hIiows Hint on tho wholo thoy havo
lici'ii HttccoMHful. For tlio oi'Kanlzeil
portion of tho working class thoy have
«:ilnc*(l Important coiicohbIoda In lilfili-
or wngcH, shorter bourn, nnd bolter
ooiulltloiiM, Tliuio Ih no timo hero to
Indlcnto how much Iriipruvmnont linft
boon wrouitht by tlm «trll«!H of Iho
priBt, No atiiilont of hlmory, howovor,
will 'c|iinntlon (but tli'* Hklllod workers,
by oriMiili'.titloii and Htrlkos, lmvo lm-
motiHoly Improved tliolr inntorlnl con*
Tho enuno of the hiiccohh of Rltch
partinI Htrlkon Ih nol far.to nook, If
nny particular wooluri mill, for In-
stanco, U tied up by Htrllto, tlie own*
era of that parlkulnr concern nro
plncml at a great dimulvantngo In hold-
Ing tlieir mnrkot. The ordora thoy
lmvo rocolvod from tliolr cuatomerB
tntiHt bo ciincolled, thoir noloinmn
miiBt ho called In, nrirt nil ordorn do«
cllnoil,  Thoir notei «tnd othor obllgR-
, *' in. p.,
j IIUIIII    lllii.*JiUi>    UUV,    titiU    ...t...    ii.killil
j ju-t- for ibe timo cnrnplf-toly out nft#
If thoy try to open their works thoy
nre under the heavy oxponio of paying
high price* for atrlkebroakera, detect*
Ivea, tranaportntlon, board and led*-
t..r.               **-, r.l*lt* 94,      .«n,.     l.r>      V.y.*-.V*fS».        lilfl
..'4,- -I* -• - " '- )
product of the machine apolUid, aod
other lioavlly oxponilve esperienedii
ondurcd. And white thoy are tlnia
hnndlrnpped, thoir rlvala atop In, fill
tliolr ordorB, Tind obtain tha bn»lno*«
whioh thoy would have otherwlae had,
In mich a caBO tho public hurl'v
knowa that it atrlVe exlata, Tho order* which would h»v« had othorwUe
gono to ihe crippled firm are filled by
othfra, and the rival• reap a distinct
advantage aa a result of tho crippled
condition of one or moro mill owner*,
The will ownera whoao employee! are
Blrlkln* oannot endure long tho all*
ntlon, and they are forced by wrnipotl-
live conditiona of Induatry to mnljo
tarma ^Ith their employ***.
The "scab"{exists bcth aniqrig .the
eniployers and among the.employees.
The employers seek to encourage their
workmen to fight the union.'.-..Those
engaged in^a partial, strike endeavor
for the same'reason toVkeep their em,-'
ploy'ees'from fighting, ,among themselves..,1'The- scab' workman\.frles to
take the job-of his fellow t workman.
The scab emiploxer "tries "to take the
business of ■his^rlval,,;\It itf to,provent
the union from iirbf'itin^ by,th*o,sJa!)
employer .tliat.'.many .groups -ojt the
manufacturers have" been led to!,form
association^/ ~ They see .lhat rivalry
among, themselves gives aii-advantage to the employees,., Every iiurtUl
strike oMhe past has been ..won^moro
by tho, aid of-tlie" consumer a^d'.by
rivalry, among employers ttiap by, the
mere fact that capital has .for a. time
to remain'.idle'and uhprod.uctiy.o.
_ A .general.8trlkeftof'u"all>'the- textile
workers would enjoy-Vione- of the "ad-"
vantages noted above. , All ;;tlie- mlil
owners, would be placed in exactly tne
■game position., ^lie mills would, all
stop at ;tbe. same time- .They woui.1
rc-open at the same time/ As no 01.
ders could be filled, "no Individual mill
owner would profit. There would, exist no rivalry" 'between- - the various'
firms, and every "employer Vould.be
forced, to. join'with every other .employer for the one purpose of crushing
the strikers. . Their market- would
•only, be benefitted by the_ stoppage of
work; the,.mill products• would bf at
a-premium, when work was resunudf
The consumers would pay "the bill and
the mill owners would reap the profit'
The general strike would simply
force a pooling of interests of all the
employers'in" one Industry. The strike
would serve merely to limit the output in exactly the- same ."manner that
monoply limits the output, by stopping
production. In the one case it would
be done" involuntarily by general
strike; "in the"Nother case it would'be,
done voluntarily by.a shut-down. -.In
both cases it would mean starvatio 1
for the' workers and vastly i^reasetl
profits for the" bosses. ' '    -
A craft strike also enjoys "^certain
obvibus advantages over a general"in'
dustrlal strike, ■» For instance; if- In*
"strike, it means that the employer is
forced to pay wages'to all other craftsmen in his-employ or-shut down the
works. If he shuts down he practically admits tbe "success1 of the strike.
If he -does not shut down, he continues production at'.a'hejivV loss'. He
cannot, of course, produco his products without machinists.' He Is therefore, unable to' take advantage of the
market. His factory Is demoralized,
his working force disorganized, yet he
must continue to pay a portion of bis
wage bill and make extensive'operations to break the 'strike. • Naturally
the advantages ot :craft strikes are
greater to tho skilled'than to tho unskilled. Tho' placcs'of tho latter, are
moro easily fllliid and tho loss to the
employer is usually loss, Experience
In this mattor makes commont unnoc.
ossnry, Tlio only Important point to
bo considered is'this: That tho employer may bo at a,grontor-'disadvantage'when half his'employees strike
than whon thoy all strlko. "'in tho ono
case as in tlio other his business falls
10 function, but in tliu caso of tho
craft strike the sabirlos nnd wagon of
11 part of his workmen munt bo paid,
I do not mnintnln that (his Is » conclusive argument for the craft strlko
as against the Industrial strike. It Is
only ono fact thnt must 1)0 considered
In cBtimntlng tliolr' rolntlvo valuo.
A general, Htrlko brings up another
question which I only touched upon In
a provtoiiH pnrngrnpli, nnd that Ir tho
orfoct .flueb n strlko infRlit havo in
forcing thu cmploycru to make common cnuan agnlnst tho omploycoB, Pnr-
tlnl strikes ofton Incroano the rivalry
botwopri omiilover8, Tlio man who
prnnlB Iho HtrlkorB' dojnn'nda often
Wins n Kroat advantage. Uo Ih nblo
to Mipply bis mnrkot and oven tnlco
bnalnofs nwny from Iil» rlvnlH. Tbi«|.
rtcen booma for him oven fn tho inidHt.
of nn liidiiBtrliil dopr«Bi»lon, • From I bo
standpoint of tlio othor omployois lm
in of oour«o n oontomptlblo flcnb,' Ink'
Iub advantiiRn of thoir nilaory, What
tlio unlanlat iIooh to tx scab worltlnsr-
innn Ih notlilnR compnrod lo what rlv-
al employer* do to the boas that Bcabs
on thein, Tho pnrtlnl Btrlke takn« nd-
vjintnRo of whnlover rivalry nnd wn^
faro mny exf«t between competfntf cap-
Itnllsts, And tliane using It nro not
above tnklnK the aattfltance of a weak
nnpftnllat who' may at auoh a Umo
become atronter than all IiIb rivals.
In tbe case, however, of tho general
Btrlke, all the capltallita are put In
tbo same box. Thoy are forced to
Join bands, form an nsHoolatton, pool
lntereitB, and meet tbe workers with
a eemmon mid united purpose, A
general or Bympathetto Btrlke, there-
fob', hns this advantage, that It unltos
tbo enemy, ThU Is, of conMe, what
the pure theorist deslros. Out tho
nctuftl field general, the man upon tho
fmUlefteM, preftlrfl not to hasten tbat
It Itt partly considerations uuch it*
the above ihat have lad August Bob*
el to <Wkre that the ftrlke Is hopeless where tho employers act together
Ttfl quota tbo Wobbs ai tha great au-
IlioritleB In the field of trade unionism,
M\i bn wUu» niiwut.'to Uvu CallowtaK
statement made by thorn:
"When an entlro Industry Is In tho
hands ot one dingle great capitalist.
or Is divided; among '&lsmallXiumbei;
of non-cdmpetl^;capitalists-^sp'ecial-;
ly if the"monop'9iy)ia, ii,, any^ay'pf^'
tecte'd - a^inst^e^jrivals—then-'; tfe
trade unioni'flndsVi^methods"*''*>"are
as/good'as ,uaeie^ *^ * *.:'arid -the 'clam-}
cirs of one /or .-.'two, hundred, thousand!
of.the mo^t obstinate;and bitter work-,
ingmen are as-ineffective1 as ^arrows'
against ap^armor-plate'd ship." ', ■'•',J1
- "What the j.J/ebbs;', §ay;. here of, the
great; tndustrlar'^.estabJUstoent8'-\of
England' and!*the^Un'ftedjStoteB'Ts'also truo-, of", derWriy,',!*^say's "VBebel^
"Look, at the greatGerman industrial'
establishmeriti';of 'Kruppi'Stumm, the
and" the' 'Vulcan,'"etc'j.*to«"s8y ■nbthlngf'
of' the railway; and; oth^e'r - government',
works^and the.-accuf^cy of: their state-;
ment strikes \isat once."""-"'" . > ' 7
It Is BebeVB'conclusion.that it js not;
only almost impossible to prgapize" the
workers In; trustified IndustrleV, but It
is also next to impossible for tbem;'tb"
expect to*. win' a" strike, '.'The .condition of theBe^workingmen .can"be,' improved," he debiares;;'"bnly by-governmental and legislative measures,"      ^
-The conclusions ,of a weteran, like*
Bqbcl and^of such," thorough-going students as Sidney." and .Beatric"e,..\yebb*
are not to be put. lightly, aside. On
the other hand, the .working class will
not abando.n thet.Etrike"on;the'advlco
of anyone, .It is.the weapon too natural and elemental, to be given.up even
in tbe fight with -the trusts' until experience' bas proved' whether "or v not
it"Is useless. ,It"may be,true "that'.inthe future, political action will largely,
take the.placeof the strike in the war-'
fare between the trusts andllabor, -but
no one can doubt that labor orgarilza-
tigns have .yet; a great, role to-play,
evenfln thte-fight^on monopoly. There,
Is,"however, no getting away from the
Immensity i,of. the now" problems con-"
fronting-, the, trade unions.,- If- a '• re-i
formatory general strike is doomed to
failure, .where the consolidation of
capital' is perfected—and this will not'
be. readilys_admitted—a' partial strike
has even less chance of success.. The
advantages • enjoyed by tho' partial
"strike disappear utterly where compe-'
titlon has ceased to exist..- - ,*•.
7. There are', those leaders, However,
-who-believe that labor.itself can create a-' new rivalry to hionopbly that
may even'- break the, power ot the
trusts, For"instance, it is'urged that
trade unions should'raise, funds and
buy outright certain industrial"enterprises. "Suppose the" United Mini}
Workers\,6f America, beforei declaring
a'general strike, were to purchase, two
or„ three" big mines, - By„>this means
capitalist-opponents which'might De-
come very formidable,* ' They could
thu? keep a large part of their men at
,work, supply the public.with coal,-iinrt
.reap all. the advantages that would
como from the rising- market.' -, ,Tho
goneral,strike would in such ah Instance ' help the co-operative enterprise, . And the fear of that might
force the coal barons to grant tho de;
mands of the strikers. In any case,
It Is claimed, this might bo tbe beginning 'of the co-operative ownership of
the mining industry. The plan Is,'of
course, a more speculation, arid I think
that for America, at least; thoro arc
dtn.gers In siieh aiphui.- Thii suggestion la" given hero morely h show thnt
ti.t practlcm worklng-cl-iss loader1? of
J'nrope fully iccognlzo tli:- ImmoillaU'
problems thnt Ho boforo the trude'im-
Ion movement under modern trustified capitalism, and tbo Increasing uncertainly tlmt now attends ovory
strlko, whotlior partial or general   ,
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- The"" first three "days ;bf' last's w«i"ok
in'( the;legislative' assembly -were.;occupied in^flnishlng the debate *6n-the
speech, from the throne.1 «There wus
a' constant 'Intetchange of rapid'firing
across the assembly between members
of his tnajesty'ss government'and; the
members of his majesty's 'moBt^ldyal
opposition; each proving to-'the satisfaction of the spectators that thelother
was the .tool of some "corporation' or
corporations^ In reply to the criticisms'by th<^ members of the opposition" regarding,-the-government not'
being" av.fesponsible,, body or -tjiey.
.Avould go to* the electors for endorsa-
tion, the. Premier- said a responslblo
government^'does not rush "back to" tho
(Contributed) ,
Only n fow yonrs ngo nil the bonsoB
around tho mlnos thought thoy woro,
ti.pnrt of tlio, company nnd that thoir
IntorentB woro on tha sido of tbo company nnd most of thorn woro rondy
lo Bnrvo Iho company tin nvnlnst tboao
whom thoy boBHod.' Tbo ^following
will glvo an Idon of tho montnl cbnugo
or the bettor unilorstnnillng of class
BOlldnrlty: Shortly After tho'conl miners of Vancouver iBlnnd woro locked
out or forced on Btrlko n number of
Individuals In Alberta passed tbo ox-
nnilnatlonfl nnd received thoir minora
aa PIpo-IIobbob, Tliolr nnmoa woro
pitbllBhnd. floon nftor, oncb of thorn
rocolvod lottors offering tbom poal-
tlonB In tbo striking district of Vancouver Island, So Otr as I know not
ono Individual was Induced to go,
Blnc« then the representative of the
mino owners of Bald striking. district
Rent an ngont, who canvaflsod the fire-
bOBBOB In tho GrnwB Nest Pass from
Pernio enHt, offering $113 por,month
and freo transportntlon to Cumberland, Vancouver Island, and a $00 bon-
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montlm. .M PrnnV, Mbortn. tibt-rt*.
tho minors had not, nnd'ha've net yot,
received thoir October wages, tho
mlnos woro shut down, The ftre-bosaen
wero Idlo and It wna bitter oold wonth-
i?r.    Th** ncont told nf ttio ftno ollmit**
on yancouvor leland, of the fine fishing, bunting, etc. This agent was a
plausible, good sport, bought Iota of
drinks, but could no}1 Jnduco a alnglo
flre-bosa to go into tha striking district, Bosses and bossed, or hilars
nnd workora, are not necessarily
of different classes, class lines, and
tnerefore class differences, boiweon
the iwl ownera of proparty and those
tbat are propertylata.' A clear understanding of our dais position will also d-sslst In the. Btrugglo to exchange
our labor power for wages with which
to buy tb* lUUitu wo inuat Uavu lu
keep u« alive until we ara sufficiently
class 6on*cloua to nbollxb, tho wago
syetem.'  •
•&>£:" Vt^vt. «U,^#-t.
r-k -"ininer,vemplbyed:>by * a.^coal^com-^i.
.?? "t,*sf''~9' -   ■* " tj  -«"."►} v ™r '*•* y^i"* --tut1 i   ■"« i'T     -i-
j^ny;, whilOi^aesing* through* the\matn|^;^
entfyr.'of;, tbieirj mlne£ wa35'caught')by^2\
somo-'coalrcars.^whichv^had^rbfoken?--^ v'
iobse';and\yS6 injured by reason of the:*
fact .tb'at^the^space.between
and\the. wallr or^the^niinoicwas jtoo^^-J
narrbwr'^T^is condition wasjdue"to o,",;-^ ]
faiiurpito c'ompiyYwlttf'a^Iaw^ofVlsb?'*'-' I'M J
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- -'-}Y~-*t^r.^ji£r.f—?~i:. ■„ v - --^-*Mfi n'z
^r-hejmodem?^r&gO.%8la,^ea ^r.e;BO v;acv
tives'I'of = capital "nomlnaie^tho' candi-
da t§s! and 'oUerwia^^Pisp'ar^.'Uio^lec1:
tionsl and" they iare,;B^la)ckin^'4n^ihit(:
rhyo "that eveii-after jhe>v have broken-
"awaylfrom th^pbiiycaijp^lloB.of.tho".. ^ ,.. .«.,,., ,-.-,-,-.*-... ^...--       .. >   „-.,
masterclass-many of/them look,' for- re_quiring-either ample. paBsageway;or--?; J
a-Mbses-to' lead;thOm:'f ThVre?are a* ^^^"l^^^l^^^^^^i' V=l
number of 'pIaces"jn';Al^erta' Where; rTbifcduty devolves ofthe tonunanrnot:::'.. .'
five or more slaves .are' eacif'Tsllshin'g ''l
some one '4wobid.start.;allocal' of"the   j- A';man'enilpl6yed"ih>-.MaBsachu"se^
through ".negligence- of^a superlnteh-^".^>{"t
^OPtt^Tho?mflchlne -which' theplaln-.^.
tiff •.was'wbrking'becameoiogged;;the •■ t'y
'superintendent' roinbved,.tlio^obstruo- ,-;;;'V".J
tloniftaking:bff„a guard-lri order,£o.'do-;''"'"'^
«p;,:then started. |he> machinal without^
fopiacirig'the guard". V-itecisloV fpr the\'. \fa*t
-cpmjpany'.^ '-^Tho" Superintendent ^as^;*.;-,
superintendent^ badnot been; negligent,; J-. .*
J.n-failJ.ng^o.'replaco"the guard;he vtdn^ '.*'
ictlng'msV-fellow worKnian for whose' -."'*'
negligence-the company., wns,.nbt-ro8v •,, ,.;
poiiBlble/'   .'. * " '. '"-.[. •"*'"','."' }s777
"This, .mlghtVhave^b'eoh-entirely-dif-i-,, f«
ferent, if >lt-had happened in Indiana, i \'
In, thatlstato,a railroad foreman.brd-h, -,";,-j
ered a ^section"man \ tq^get ;on* Vhand}''^_-; A
car..-with^hlia^to; go--tp-iuiothcr 'part^-, ',;'*'
of tb© ,road:,\. The foreman-ioperated',*,,'■ •>
the"hnhdJ car hlmself;>nd through-hiav*-,;
negligence the other, manIwaslinjured."--:' ^
Held that the .company, wWs'juBt" aB; X.
yesponslble* for the act of the" superlri-"   -"
tend^t in: operating, the "car, as if he, ^ .•;
had.'brdpr.ed' somebody^ else ^to'joper-;'
ate ,it.'y "It'would be.the.'refinement'o"V'-
of reasoning^tV sayithat he," by giving'-'
the order ito,another,, could create a    ',
llabiitty;;but If"he did'the thing himself,;:. }
it would^not'^'* The ^workman,' Indeed,^'' ""„'
lost,;hl8 caM'-on^thlB.-pbint: J Incident-,;; :;.i t
Injuredtln._ 190B. aiidv the^declsfon "was;;
handed down' in 1911,..  ,, 4   ".." -'   "' * 7
- Airthese. cases.are fep'orted-In Bul-'
letln'99,;Bureau"bf Labor, U-.S^A.:!"3.'";
-r^i       *^i      *     ft-      ""  A *    •* X  *■ *
y " ^-*    -    — ' in
y FlgyratlvelyiBpea'klnft an'old bachelor nearly, always hugs himself/when,
he sees'a; poor/ meek-looking man ,try-'
Ing,to quiet a';Bqualllng Infant:
the pother to start it.^;JTherfe'are~.also"
a number of .constituencies^lia1 "Alberta;
where* there aire ,enoughV Socialists,
each willing" .to-payr their .-share of the
cost, as. well ps> 'do the.^bther- work"
necessary" to running a' Socialist can-'
dldate'.at tlie'next.flection)".hut'-'each
is-'waiting fbr "the: "bther^ to-^take the',
initiative;". Chuck""iU- ,^et .busy! '.Don't
ieaye it, until the laBfihoinc^t. MEvefy
constituency, should'have, Its .candidate ■
In;tlie field now." Candidates' should
be. well-informed, active workers- who
If elected,would-,be',wllling to' spend
the.time between sessions organizing*
for tlie movement.,., Those ..who", only
pay-;-dues- at', -election times."are inrit
wortliy- to be*candldatos'VVDon't bo
ujnld.s^ Kesolye^vo ,eject your -candl-"
dates;, If ^when ihe> ballots are .count-,
£d your candidate fenot elected It'will
not be'Vour fault", as ybu-havVputlptB
of slaves'thinking and thereby,'"strengthened the' movement...The^slaves admire a fearless frghter,"'Be'.up'-and'at
it! ' Our.movement is.tliei oniy.hope'of
the slaves,, -',;-' "°, ''',",; A ',';'•■
"'-''.  '"""' '"   1" . ,.C.'"M."'"b!,BRIEN
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K -*
electors'every tiniest meets "a difficult condition,;but grapples with thoso
conditions' as'best.lt can.' There will'
be an election In a constitutional way-
when, tbe lieutenant-governor In council 'shall deem the time opportune;
, .The Hon. the .Premier, tbo Hon. tho,
Minister of Agriculture and Mr.MblCay
ex-lcader of the Liberal Party in Ontario, were tho speakers at a Liberal
massfmeettng in .this city and some
folks think, that nn election Is not far
distant, . Tho Socialist member .for
the ' Rocky';;'Mountain constituency
spent the week-end addressing ^mobt-
Ings among thd" farmers In Paradlso
Valley." Owing to tho,big snow storm
In tho .past tho trains wore very Into,
so'lib did-riot got back In time to hear
tho compliments paid him by' tho ox-'
premier, tho Hon. Rutherford, who
snid tho Hon, m'omber for tbo Rocky
Mountain district wns, thu only ono
who had'told the whale'truth'nbout
tbo Alberta and Croat Waterways railway deal, Tlio now Minos Act did not
como. tip last Monday, but Ib slated,
for second reading next Monday. A
number of bills to, nmorld tho Towns
Act, to Incorporate "clubs, railways
and a host of religious rocIoMob, an
well ns somo, bills to amend tho statutes, will also como up,  .■ , ,
Robert Parm potllploco," editor of
Jl.G, Federations, and Loo-T, Ktig-
HbIi; editor of tlio Albortu Fodorntlon-.
1st,- woro In town Interviewing A. Far-
niello, who Is business agent for tho
liblmontofy Tradea and 'Labor Council,
regarding matters concerning tho Federations of Lnhor and a syndicate of
tho labor paporo of Cannda. Thoy
mid C,,M, O'lJrlon ndilrosaod un opuu
mooting of tho Brotherhood of Cnrpon-
tars, Corroapondont.
' A mnn employed by a coal company,
was killed whilo laying a traok, by-
tho fnlllng upon him of Blato from tlio
roor. of an airway. Decision of tha
Supreme Court of AppnnlurWoBt vir-
gtnfa: "The mino oporator employs
a competent mino bosBOB roaulwl by
our Btntuto, nnd na tho duty of watching ovorhoad slate rests on this boss
the mine owner la not responsible for.
ingoing straight to the wea«
spot in treating disease ?,; If so,
you will',never use. anything'
but Peps for coughtf, coldsibron-
chitis, and throat.and lung
troubles. Listen^whylV'V '-A.-
;' > Peps are'tiny tablets, which;
contain rich medicinal ingredients, so prepared thai tliey,turn
into vapour in the mouth, and
are breathed down toth'e throat,
the breathing,tubes and.lungs
direct'. "': '-xy '-'"7 ■ '.. ;-
r Cough mixtures go—not to,tbo lungs"
end'che^t at all, but, to tho stomuon.'
Tlioro is ubiiolutoly no direct bonnfjotiou
between Btomnoh nnd luugs. ■
Whoa you have a lind cold; your
dlgottioa Ir wenkcnod. iDleii loso appetite, and if a mini, your uruhI nmoke does,
not "(ante good," In other,wordi, your
digantivo Bystem ]«.looking tone.' All
cough rnlxturoa make -tliis 'condition
wor»e,       " ';     '' •.' "   :
, Don't ruin your stomach to hoal your
lung'*, Tako t\ remedy th«.t goe'n right to
the snot—Pops. r.
, -Surprising how thoy ond coughs*,
eaUrrli, bronahltla, soro-throat, "ulergy-
man's throat," aithma, -nnd all' lung
troubles, Contain no polion, and are
boat for ohililron.
' ,, Dr, Gordon Stablon says«—"If you
wish to oaao and end tx oouuh, if you
desire to loosen tlokllng phlogm, and
eloar tho throat and tho brsnthing tubei,
vie Pep». Thsnine fnmts and baWamlo
fumei, so bonollolal In throat and lung
trouble, which aro llhoratod whon a Vv\i
Is put into ths mouth, alto servo another
good purpose, ;Tlieyar«itronaly germl-
oidal.aud gnrmsof dflioaiain tho mouth,
on tho palate, in tho tli rout, and in tbo
breathing tuben, are at onoe dentroyed
by thalr action."
Have you tiled this,famous
ismodyt If imt, cut out this
artloln, write aurosslt tho name
and date ot this paper, and mall
lb (with le, stamp Co pay reinrn
rmtago) to Peps Co., Toronto,
free trial packet will then
be «ent you, All drug-
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us Willi a largo ordor, or iflvo
us, so email' a ono that wa will
not AUaud to tt,
for any kind of building you
' may be at work upon. Have
ut lend you what you want
when you want It. .
**Jlt I J****!*—
if ,.'.-v, L_.
•i •",.v.,,(T
N6v";;'poHtIcal,- religious, and\,.oduca-
instltutions together-;with.''the,
coiirentlonal traditions of'a^y-;giyen
tim^are^but the-.manifestations Sots
the:Ideas derived froin-.tbe pwtlctilar
Method. of producing 'wealth- in^ .vogue
at. that^time, and, as the .moans,'and
methods ..of producing wealth 'change;,
new 'ideas are^ derived and in'1 time
arei-i expressed -\.by„ new' institutions:,
The^conflict between,the old and" the
new. Is-'calied a- social. revolution '.and.
oii ;its "way-to victory, theinow- must
suffer .many ^temporary "defeats..- -In
order ^t.o < prolong, their existence" the
old Institutions-often change in" part,
that is;,'they perish, by. degrees," oj^o
conventional - tradition after another
is-abandoned,, until finally they siic-
cumb;,* -      "   ■.«, • ■ .,,';'
Thursday Is' the conventional day
for the opening of legislative assemblies, but on-thlsvoccasion-'the Alberta^ legislature   opened'  on   Tuesday;-
There was the usual pomp'except that
the ■ Lord's Prayer was omitted.,, ;A
very., largo crowd gathered, to'witness
the ceremony but the" general expression, as observed by your^correspond-
ent, together with-some remorks overheard among 'the audience/ 'gave ,pne
the Impression* that many were disgusted, and others only amuse'd, at
the "performance.   A* number of:suni;
formed "slaves, trained in-the art" of
murder, escorted,His Honor;-the lieutenant-governor as ho entered the as-,
sembly ball, -'  The " sefgeant-at-arms
announced at the top .of his voice:;
"His 1 Honor,   the  Lleutonant-Go/ern--
or"   When" the;-door   closed  behind
them, the. silence   was .broken   by a'
young woman, who said, "your, honor,
let us go," and. they .walked away In
apparent, disgust. -After "His ^Onor,
the lieutenant-governor, had read the
speech'from tbe throne, tlie members
elected at-the bye-electlohs, were Introduced to-the Speaker.< The.Speak-
er^then proceeded to-read a-.part, of
the formula.   The, acoustic properties
of the building are very, poor so that
it .was. difficult to ,;'.catchjany of-the
words he'was,saying;  In-answer!to
a' qitery as"-to'what, it was about one
individual- in a-'sarcastic manner; re-.
plled,^''perhaps at the request of-the
Honorable the Leader of .His^Majes-
er may be reading an article'from the
,'Calgary Bye-Opener.'."--.   ;
, The speech .-from tho throne "-contained.the usual platitudes about prosperity and praise for those-who were
eh joying, the. same.     It'also hinted
thati-legislation, would'.be' Introduced
to pacify tlie, farm .and mine slaves)'
made necessary,'  I suppose,   by the
fact that many-ot these.slaves have
been demonstrating that they are dissatisfied   with' the. rule   of capital,
which compels them to live in pover-,
ty, whilo,they produce prosperity for
a parasitic class to enjoy.   Such legls-'
latlon will bo so much salve to heal
the sucker or bait to catch1 suckers at
tho next election, .   '
" <On Wednesday, tho Hon. Mr. Wolf,
new! member-elect from Cardston, in
ono' of tho bye-elections, moved' tbat
an address bo presented to His Honor the llQutcnant-govornor, expressing
on'1 appreciation   for   the,, gracious'
speocb handed down from tbo throne.
Tho' ho read it nil and. seldom over
took bis cyos off tho. paper,, ho snapped bis tooth, smnclcod bis llpo, and
wont thrpugli tho emotions as If bo
wnB  speaking extempore,     Perhaps
ho has had somo training as a Sunday jicbool teiicbor reading aloud to
tlio children,   Tho iron. Mr. Uodroau,
mombor for St, Albert, ueoondod tbo
motion.   Ho also rend a spoocb and
wont throtiRh llko antics, but towards
tlio oIoho' ho forgot his pnpor and wont
nftor tho CoiiBorvatlvoB rod-hot.
Tbo Mlnletor of Public Works.lntro'
dticod  tho now Coal  MIiioh Act,   It
had   He   aocond   reading   Monday,
llcfaffairs, while ignorant-of the facts
ai;e'as'guilty as' they.who,-make.false'
statements knowingly.. Under either
one of th'ese.oatagories mustcome.the
statements of Jthe leader.of-tbe'- opposition,. ; All "of .which ■ is- proof .of • what'
a;fpdbi;.opinion the representatives.; of
our-"masters■ have,of each,other, not
becauseJthey :don't know.each other
hut'.because'they- do. . - .', ■- ., ;.  -.-,
v The -manner of' slobbering' by' both
parties oyer the "fact that" the province bad*; been visited by royal blood
vfas, to put It mildly, so much.cheap
gush..'       .-.'..-•». ib,-,.,,.i„uW
-"After three days of mutual admiration prtfceedin'g3 in the Alberta legislature;-p.- M. O'Brien, "the representative of the miners.and workers of, the
Rocky Mountain district, rose to address the .assembly on the speech
-frorii the throne., Dressed ln a broad-
■cloth-suit, with an emblem of the class
party"to. which he belongs .firmly,fixed'
in!the,'lapel of his coat, hands by'hls
sides,-' a' sardonic smile steaMntr across
hia genial" countenance, and in- well
cilculated'i,and;stentorian tones, de'.v-
eied his address., He opened by "e-.
ferring to'the'posslbillty of a stranger
strolling into the House and bearing"
ine speeches' that had'beei /nadc on
this occasion. 'He would come to the
conclusion he; was 'present at a vaudeville performance' of poor actors, 'evidenced by the' crudeiiess of the little
stunts pulled off. ^In his reference to
th'e written speeches that had been recited'by ..'some of the-members, the
Speaker took the occasion to call him
to order on-the question of referring
to-these Honorable Gentlemen as "Individuals." ..The'prosperity referred
toin the.Speech from the Throne was
difficult to find in abundance amongst
the farmers'.,and industrial workers,
and the 'pointing to .worse conditions
to the South of-us-and'-in other coufr
tries was no'satisfactory,, reply 'to
those confronted with "the problem of
poverty. ":.' In > the -.speeches -from the
members preceding him no word had
been said as to'the'"workers of. tbe
province, but much had been said
about the bond holders of the A.v'& (J.
Thumday, tbo loader of Ills Mnjofi-
ty' most loyal opposition lot an hour
and a half replied to tbo gpncclt from
tbo throno, nppnroutly tukltiR It ner\
ously, and profossliiK groat dlfforoncoH
with tho tfovornmcmt, but It was tlio
old dlfforonco of qtmrrollnflf ovor tbo
spoils takd'n from Uiq slavoa. Anyhow
Iio complained 'nbout tbo uovornmont
"hoffirinB" tli« spollH, He snid ho wuh
spoaltlnR as n buslnoos man appeallnit
to business men, Then .the Hon, tbo
loador of tbo uovornmnnt upoko for
ono hour and a half In which tin mndo
a statement to tho effect .that thoy
who mako statement,.* regarding; pub
Hardware & Furniture
W.rHiHpthe greatfcorporations; notb-
ine about the high' cost of living* aa
it aifects the -wage' workers; no mention as to amendingthe Compensation
Act    The' co-operatlYe elevators for'
the farmers would not "eradicate their
growing poverty, so long as they are
not' owners' ' of the' great means „ of
transportation In addition.   In Edmonton, right under, the nose of .the government,-the Local Council of Women
wero applying for a grant of ,$40,000 to
establish a cheap homo for underpaid
girls, and In stating their' case said
tbey had found some 136 young girls
living with men, unmarried,. How did
this square with tho howl of prosper-
ity?  Tho situation of mon at Frank
In comparison with those who' bud
tho privilege of exploiting thorn was
also submitted as another example of
tho prosperity of those who hail tbo
honor of doing tho work In tho prov^
ince, as well aB another caso that occurred ntliundbrock.   Tho men working on tbo railroads wero another example of tho dignity of labor In tho
provlncoj nnd whon bo bad submitted
an nmondmont at tbo timo thoy woro
guaranteeing bonds for tho railways
to tho extent of $3,000,000 for tlio payment of a"mlnlmtim waijo of $3.00 por
day of nlno hours both sides of tbo
TIoiiso lined up to defeat'this legislation for tbo bonofJt of tho workers.
Tho nrrost ot a labor official on a
trumpod-up chiirgo    during' t\ slrlbo
tbat^occurrnd In Kd mon ton last sum.
mor, and who was lator rolansod iih
Innocent, but to whom no compensation was paid for timo IohI, wan-another Btrlklnft iwldonco of tbo prosper.
ity of tlio provlncn,   u'Mrlon lind ra-
poatedly compollod tho two sides of
tbo IIoubo   to flhow   unmlstnknably
thnt thoy woro In porfoat nccord In
tliolr oppoKltlon to iho workers, especially on tbo qiiostlon of tho IJollnvua
oxploBlon ItivoBliifiUlon,    lie lind no
dnslro to adopt tbo ladles of tlio louder of tho opponltlon In wlslilnii to return to tbo days of the Hnioll producer,
but wished to m-o tlm rapid concern-
trntlon of napltallHt IntorostH to npnod
tho dny of tbo revolution,   Tho farm-
erH did not wnnt "cheap" nionov, "thoy
aro not a chrnp bunch." ' What thoy
rnqulro Is in own. olotiK with tho rosl
of tho workers, Iho mndilnnry of pro-
duetlnn.   In  refnrrlnn to thn  Minns
Act, tho flpnnkor nnllod him to order
tin  Affonttnt  oi* (Ik*  mnt'"!"  Vft.  yt*  '.'"
Ilnp! boforo  tbe   T?ou«n,  nn*l   O'Tlrlon
concluded byromarklnu tbnt bn'would
discuss this when boforo thn IIouho.'
at*fonsldefable .length:. "touching. on
"tKe'-.drili.hall," he said.^'-'not enough'
attention; is paid to the question-of
coast\.delfence, and to'have men, train-
ed'in:the militia "is* a^good and^ whoVfr
som'O"tiling for the men,,as'weiV.ae;a'
great advantage to the-country.", ^'"' ?
;';In:cointnittee on the C. •N.-R.-.bili,'
Williams endeavored to have'the government interfere in the check-off .system," where workmen lose considerable" discount", oh cashing 'their cbeq-
.ueft and quoted'from "a.statute "that
the government . was bound to- ask
such regulations. McBride agreed to
call,upon the company to have their
system thoroughly enquired into. .'
''A'"'      Tuesday, Feb. 18    "   'X
Bil|s.were introduced .by Bowser to
amend the Liquor LiceDse Act, also
Acts respecting the appointment of
official guardian's for infants, and tbe
'Infants Act,' both of which refer to
minors who have property coming to
them. Bills passed:- to Incorporate
Pacific. Great Eastern, to aid the C.N.
R. company In respect,', to certain terminals, and' one to aid in construction of said company's lines. . •
. Following the reading of the report
on the railway bill, Williams protested
against this, rushing the third reading
but was overruled*. That he was justified was seen next day when protests came ln from New Westminster
against certain clauses, exempting
the company from all taxation. ,
Wednesday, Feb. 19 ,   ',
Following a dull afternoon on private bills, when the machine" men played at being "the statesmen for a little
while,* two new bills were Introduced
by P. Ejllson, to amend the.Agricultural Associations Act, and the Trades
License" Act.
. Following came tho second reading
by Bowser of his four new bills of tho
day previous. Of these, the Liquor
License Act .was the most important.
Under the new Act, all places where
liquor is soldare'-to be closed at 10
p.m. Saturdays, and remain closed until 7 a.m. Mondays.. ..'Through the
week. the open hours "Will be from 7
a.m. to 11 p.m. Heavy penalties are
imposed on offenders," one hundred
dollars fine( or hot less than'four
months. A full view of the bars must
be1" had from the outside at all times.'
This'-'will be in force ail over tlie
province. Bowser didn't like the idea
of the people in the" municipalities
having, the .power ,to vote open or
closed1 every spring, so the province
has now complete control.    '
Touching on the "blind-pigs" in construction camps, Bowser stood aghast
at the ■ ingenuity of men in getting
liquor in; and stated also, that while
the magistrates were'as a rule-very
JDist. IS' m^nthy x- ■
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4 J- D. QUAIL ;
p * ■*< ■ ' *.  ■ .    1      t> *    "   *
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to
Tlio first nlBbt* session was largely
dovotod lo routlno commltteo work,
nnd a doliato on tbo occoml roadlmr
of tbo B.C. University Slto Aot. Dr,
Yntinn, Mflllflrte. and MePhllllps tak*
Inn part for tlio ministerial sido, And
Parker Wllllnnm for tb«' opppsitlon.r
This bill covered expenditure* on
building*. I'tc. part of which was for
a drill hsll. With rojmnd to tbo drill
bill, iho Newonnflo member demanded to know, wlmt In thunder, (list bod
lo do with n university. Wore thoy
to understand that tbe art of kllllnn
twas to bti UukIiI *% well a* tho more
[l peaceful vorntlons,    McBride replied
ing enough,to outwit .the, smart'law
yers the defendants .would hire. This
looks like one on the lawyers. How-,
ever, anyone .caught at the game in
the. future will be imprisoned for not
less than six or. more ■ than • twelve
months, without the option of a fine,
Contrary to expectations, tho Socialists let the second reading go by.
At the evening session Sir Dick announced that he had met a deputation of ladles from all parts of the
province asking government aid for
an extension" of the franchise, but the
government proposed to adhere to its
old policy. Still all private momhors
had the right to support Place's bill
Iftthcy wished.
An Act to amend the Strathcona
Park Act was passed. ' '
House adjourned at 11.46, p.m'.
Thursday, Feb. 20
At the Public Accounts commltteo
this morning, moro Interesting llttlo
Itoms wero uncovered nnd brought to
public vlow thanks to Williams, Thoy
may bo of Interest to our readers, so
horo thoy aro:-'For bringing Froncb
Canadians Into Province, Thoodoro
Thoroux, $350; W. P. O'Boylo, $200:
Total, $fifiO,* Tho notorious Salvation
Army received $10,000, and a bonus
of $3 por head on 003 Immigrants,
making a total,of $12,709. Only 274
fomajos and 80 iuiiIoh cnn bo traced
ns having boon placed In portions,
Williams got In Home hcuUiIuk crltl-
clRm of, Biioli iooHO method*, ns ho
termed It, Of courHO, If tlm r-mploy.
In ir lntrr-pHl.fi want to pny ho much In
0110 yonr (11)12), It Is tliolr n If ulr, not
ouch. What nn Indictment of Mnvnry
Is thiH to tbo wokrorH, when 11 rnllgb
miH body lakes Iho Hfim.t poult Ion In
society tnduy ns did Iho h1iiv.> tnidortt
of tlio oldon days In tho Vnlto.l Rtntos,
wiii'o HluvfH nnd-not 'nljwM'fl' now,
In HDHxIon for tlio afternoon, IMnco
Introduced Ills bill to oxtond francblHo
to women; und uu Act aiiiumllng tint
Coal Mlnoh IlGRUlatlon Act, Hu object
Is to allow mnn worldnn In iiiIiioh.
wlioro huh Ih found, to Kolont tbo mon
who Insport tlio mlno, nnd thoy to report their (indtiiKH to tbo ohlof inspectors.
HIIIh pnsBml today; To nmond tbo
Pool ItooiriH Act; fltatiitoii and Jour-
mils Act; Trnih.H lAie.mu Act. and tho
Act to liicoi'pnralo the C,N.K.
Previously tho Premier movod nn
ainuuiuiioiit, Klvlng power to munlcl-
itttlllle,*, Ca lak Ui» uoiitjiany (or iho iiho
of laud In rortaln specified cases,
Parker Williams moved to amend,
tbo section glvlns tbo power to run
bntols, roHtnurants, otc.   Ho said bi?(
I1A1   uv,*.*   litlUltl  feCKO  MH-ri   ll  CltlllMH
put Into a bill, Hotels wore no part
01 a railway system, and be could sea
no roason for Riving any power to tlio
compnny other than was absolutely
essential. This was an ontlroly now
ff>aturn In rnllrond bills, nml If bad
'ubtblnir to do with any part of trans*.
pnrlntlnn, fT«i wn* nboobifnly oppoood
to It, The aniondinorit was lost, bow-
over, by a tato of 30 <o 2.
When tho bill was put for final
passage Williams and Plnru voted
'W Tho ovinlnf! wsfdon wa* xlttn
up to routine* ivorlr nntlrfly timl wn*
decidedly uninteresting.
our District/and hoi>es the same will
continue, to grow. < - :- - t '., ,.' , *.
. (The chairman of the committee referred to the fact that the membership'
of thc district is now! larger thaii/it
has ever been in it's history. J' '■"
. - Moved- and seconded to "adopt the"
report of the secretary-treasurer as-a
whole, as recommended by the com--
mitte'e, and carried. *  ,
Auditor's Report
Your committee endorse tbe report
of the auditors; with' the exception of
the recommendation dealing with the
per capita, as your committee is of
the opinion that the obligations ofthe
District can be met without either
curtailing the expenses of the District
or increasing the per capita. Moved
and seconded to adopt the recommendation of the committee, and carried.
International Board' Member's Report
Your, committee recommends tho
adoption of the report* and that the
same bo read upon the records of this
convention, with exception of the
part referring to the northern field;
as. action has already been taken in
that respect. Carried.
Report of Fraternal  Delegate to B.C.'
Federation of Labor "
- Your committee recommend the endorsement of all resolutions and recommendations In this report, and fur-
ther lecommend that they be spread
on the records ,of this convention.
Carried. ,, .
Report of Fraternal   Delegate to the
.  ' „ Farmers' Convention
' Your.committee concur in  the  report,   and   recommend   same  to be
spread upon the records-of this convention.   Carried.
Report of Fraternal Delegate to Western Federation of Miners, Dlst. 6
. Your- committee recommend that,
the report be accepted, and spread
on the records - of this convention.
Carried. ,   -
Report0 of Fraternal   Delegate to the
Alberta Federation of Labor
* Your committee recOmmend that the
rqport be accepted, and- spread on the
records of this convention. Carried.
The action of the convention to accept the' report of, the committee on
officers'' reports as a whole was deferred," pending the acceptance of the re-
the solicitor's report, which had been
ordered tabled pro tern.    -    .    "
Report of Constitution Committee
,' The following are amongst the amendments to the constitutions:
Article 1, Section 2.—Your committee recommend that this be chnnged
to .  , ,
"This organization shall bo known
as District 18, of thc United Mine Wor-
kqrs of America, composed of all mem-
bore employed in or around the mines,
coal washers or coko ovens, within
eastern.B, C, and such territory as
may hereafter .be added to said District by, tho International Executlvo
Board; but this shall not exclude any
person from retaining membership
who has been forced to accept othor
employment, owing to bolng discriminated against by his omployors."   •
Section 6.—Your committee recommend that Section 5, Article 1, shall
remain as In tho present constitution.
Movod and seconded lo adopt tbo ro-
commendation of tho commltteo,
Movod by Delegate! Wlldo, and duly
seconded, tlmt tho rccommondntlon
of tho commltteo bo amended to provide for n six hour dny liiHtoad of 8.
Amendment carried, Itocommendn*
tion of committee, as nmondod, carried.
Article 4, Section 4,-—Your commit-
too recommend Hint this section bo
amended by adding:
"Tho District lOxocutlvo Hoard Him I!
procuro working buttonn for onr.b locnl union, Hiuiin to ho (.'bangnd ovory
six mnirthR."
.Moyoil and seconded to adopt tbo
roeomtnondallnn of Ibn coltimlite«.
Movod by Dolegalo Wlieotluy, and du-
ly flocondod, (hat tlio rncoiumondatlon
of tho oonimlttra lm amended by
olmiiRliiR' 'nix mouths' Into 'tlireo
months,'   Cnrrlcd,'
llooommcridotlon of roinmlttiio, oh
iiimmdod, rnrrlod.
Arilolo 0, Suction tV-Yjiir committee recommend Hint i^tloii 2 Hbnll
remain us at prvsonf. In tbo fomithu-
llon.   Ciirrlod,
Meet ion .1—Your d-oinmlllon havo
mi itmi-ndment. offered by Intermit Ion-
nl Hon nl Muiuhor Hurries. Your commltteo offer the following as a substitute:
"Any iiii'inlmr In «ood standing In
the orirnnl/nllnii hIiuII bo eligible to
bold a DlHtrlct office. If em ploy nd nt
our mui*., or oiliciuUy connected with
illii Uii,.tl>ll..iAll)ll, ilfitj llilh nuvtir   Ihmjii
found guilty of iiilfinpproprlntlng any
of (be orgnnlr.nt(on'fi funds, and hns
had'flvd' yoara' oxporlonco as a- mine
worker, and haB boon a mombnr for
u.fvM *\)iiM>uuimi jviti* ai iim tmm
of his olactlon, and lias boon a mombor of this District for nt least 12
Moved nnd seconded lo adopt tbo
recommendation   of  tho   commltteo,
Sortlon B.—Yfiur mm mil fee rerom-
mend, tho following substitution for
iho pty»Hi»nf p-nrnffHipli U of flection f',
Article fl:
"Tho candidate or candidates nv
oelviujr the blithest number of votes
shall not b* declared elected until after the votes havo frr«ii counted by
i!ho official t*11«rii nf tbt* niftfrlrt, tiro*
of wboib shall submit their report to
tbo District convontlon for ratlflca-
Hon.   The officers elected shall take's
office on the first day of March.   -.  N  •
,-..*.-*>     - 1 ,* - -t
*,, Moved and seconded' that the rec-
ommendatioa- of the.-committee-, be  ,
adopted, and carried. •*
;• "Article 4,*'Section^ 7>-This was^ re-'
jferred back to your committee for. further consideration.     Your committee ■
now' recommend the following as a
substitute, for the third paragraph a? .
it at present appears in the constitution:   ■    ■ '   ,
- ."NOTE:   The word 'lock-ouf shall
apply to mines where our members aro
thrown out of employment on account
of 3. dispute, or where such action is
taken by the Company as means of
avoiding,a decision rendered as per
agreement." '.
Your committee make this recommendation in accordance with the recommendation of the committee on
officers' reports, ' Moved and seconded to adopt the recommendation of .
the committee, and carried.
Article 10, Section 2.—Moved that
the five cents, eliminated from Section .£_of Article 10, be added to the'"
per capita of-the District, making tbe '
per capita 25 cents, Instead of 20 cents.
Motion carried.
Article 12, Section 1.—Your committee recommend 'that this section be
amended - by -striking out the word .
"two" on line four,,and inserting the-
word "one," making it read one
month, instead of two. ■ Moved and
seconded to adopt the". recommendation of the committee.
Moved by Delegate Wheatley, and'
duly seconded, that the recommenda-,
tion of tho committee be substituted
by striking Article 12 out of the con-''
stitutlon altogether. Substitute to recommendation lost. Motion to adopt
report of committee carried.
Re   District  Ledger.—A discussion
ensued on the question of thc removal of the "District Ledger" from Fernie, in which Pres. Stubbs and Editor
Norwich-participated.'   Delegate Bald-
erstone moved, and it was duly seconded, to tbe effect that the execu-.
tive board be instructed to make investigations    into the "question,    and
that, the matter be then referred for
settlement to'a referendum  vote ot
the District.   'Motion carried. .
Election  of  Delegates  and  Fraternal
' The following were elected lo ropre-"*
Rocky, Mountain, Association Convention—Pres. Stubbs;,alternate, Vlce-
Pres. Jones.' '   %x        ,
District G, W. P. of M.—David Rees;
alternate, J. Howbrook.
United   Farmers   of   Alberta—-F. ■
Wheatley; alternate! J. W. Grnyl   .
The next annual convention, It was
decided, will he held In Lethbridge. . .
yotes of thanks wore extended to
tho Lethbridge Trades and Labor
Council and ,to Mr. Eckstorm, ot tho
Dallas hotel.    >
Tho Janitor of tho hall will bo presented with a cheque of $15.00.
,  The convontlon then adjourned sine
dlo.     , '        ,
Hixon   &
Tinsmiths and
Tel 153      P.O. 1063
Fernie, B.C
-•■ ,s-
COAL miniiiK right* of tlio Dominion, In Mmil-.-n1.-u, SdHliaichowan und
Allii-rta, lli<> Vulcon 'JVnluiry, tlio North
VVom. Torrltorlos ami In u, tiortuin ot
lli« l'l'ovinco of llrltlHh Columbia, may
foe leutii-d for 11 term ut twoniy-one
yearn at un 11 tin tin I muni nf tl an acre.
Nut moid tlniii 2,3<;u news tvll \>o louNod
tu onu apptlcanl.
Apiilli'iitloii lur n 1<'U«« mirtt l>« modi)
by tin. appllcunl Jn pursuit, lo tlio
,\t?ont or Mub-AKMit of iho district ln
which Um I'ltihU u|i|)lluil for uru ultnai-
In Niirvuyoil lonitory U10 lund must Iio
di<i.riiiii.(i I. • i-i i'ilutiH. or Intfill HUb-dlvl-
t-loiiN of m.'ctloiiK, and In un»iiiiA'»yi'd
icrrliory iho tract nppllcd for Hltnll ho
ntftUwl out liy tlm miiillcnnl lilm*flf.
l-'rmli npllcittlon rDiint hu aiiciinipiinloil
hy a fee cf tD which will hu rufuntlud If
Iho iluhtN applied for nro mil ilviiIIiHiUi,
hut not othdrwhift, A rovnlty mIiiiii Ik>
paid on Um iiH'ii.'liiinliil'I'i output ol tlm
initio nt tlie ntto ut flvo cunt a lu'V Inn.
The pniMiin opi'iallNH Ihe mine hIiuII
fiiriilNli  I Iif Airmit  wilh  mvoin  wIsiiiih
.tccmiiitliiHT fnr tlm full iiniinlIiy or mcr-
clmniiilili' cnn; inlni'il tin dpny Ilia toy.
nlty   ihcrnon.       K   tlm   cmil   mininif
rlKlilH   Illl"   nut    lu'llIK   iipt'iiili'il,    NIK'll
ri'inniN Nhopld hv fumlDliid ul liuut
oiiio n yrar, .    .        ,    , ,
Tlie li'imc will Includv llm coal nilnlnir
rlKliu only, hut Iho Icnihiii iiiiij' hi* p>*r<
in IH ed to piiidhmiii wliiitovor iivullithliv
wirt'iH'P rl«ht8 mny ho fiiiiKlilfM'i'il nu-
i'i'*i.tuy for tin* wurUlnn *,t tint mliio-
111 iho rnln of lin.no an iuir<i,
I'm full Infiiiiniithin upplii'iilloii
Hhould hu Hindu to thn HceriMury of Iho
liciiiirlnii'iil of tlio Intorlor, Olinwn, olio uny AkoiU or 8uh-AK«nt of Duinlu-
Ion  l.ntid*.
W. W. C'ory.
Deputy,Mlnlntor nr tliu rntorbi',
M.ll-PiinuihnrlTrd ptihllrallnu nt thl»
invFrllii«>m«nt will not ha nald for,
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, **" "e'41-i, SS. •■.:Mfy4'v-> <W
■&■ A'*.
;-V,- >i*
■- +
£|jr Bistrirt .l^i^fev
Pt$Hifced #v«cy Saturday morning it its offic*
Pelkt Avenue, Fernie, B. 0.   Snbscription |l.Gt
per year in adTance.. An excellent- advertising
- 4 k -y\ '9.\, -a - ■■;   . £$• w>5 '•- - -     % - - V >v- -
'" Medium. -largest circulation in thc District -Ad-
.,j«ltil^:raiei-oft"appiication. Up-to-date facilities
(or the execution of all kinds of book, job and
^-•.-, r^ty '-.*. •'"        ' '/'_-_', -o -   ■'■■a"-
color work.   Hail orders receive special.attention,
■m-,   *,. - -»-    *■•■-- .^-,   *  '" ' x.
Address all communications to The District Xedger.
. . <*" \ T     > :'\ ,'>'H.!p.^ipRWH,sEdito|
Telephone No. 48.     ''*
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C'URRBNT report has it that because of dearth
of offices wherewith to compensate the faithful for services rendered that a new department
fa likely to-be opened at Victoria. Whether there
will be a portfolio attached to it or not we are unable to state at the present moment.   Whether it
■ ttjR be called'the Minister of Red Eye Lotion, or
the Minister of the Bottling Department, or whether some more highsounding title would be coined
is left for the intellectual crowd at present in
charge of the destinies of the Province to determine.
Perhaps, as an incentive to those who delight in
working out problems, it might be a "good plan for
prizes to be offered to anyone who would suggest
the most appropriate name for this addition to the
provincial executive. Some mental genius has
discovered that because of the sun's rays upon glass
bottles heat is generated and fires result, therefore
it is advisable tjp have individuals employed for the
purpose of collecting, these possible, implements of
destruction. As this danger is one that threatens
the Department under the supervision of our Fer-~
nfe representative, W. R. Ross, perchance.he might
accept a kindly suggestion that when the fire wardens are out in quest of possible conflagrations a
specially appointed officer should accompany them
whose duty it shall be to keep an accurate tab of
all the" bottles carried by the fire fighters and as
these become "dead soldiers" pick them up, loading them into, a'suitable conveyance-until some
point may be reached where they can" be conven-
i'ently..dumped. As likely candidates for the' office
nt such vital importance would suggest the individ-
' uals who .were instrumental in thc closing of the
workingmen's clubs, both at Coal Creek and Fernie,
, should be given the first opportunity to accept or
reject as they may deem fit.g. We will give our
readers further information on this subject at a not
far distant date because we are thoroughly satisfied there will be.no possibility of any member of
thc Socialist'Party being more fitted to fulfill the
duties of the office than are quite a number of Mr.
Ross' own followers, therefore, any competition
that may arise will necessarily bc. limited ,to the
"true blue."
There ir only one other recommendation we
would make, but we doubt if it would bc acceptable, viz. that hereafter only total abstainers should
bo employed as fire-wardens, and that their connection with the fire-warden department should bc
^totally sfree from any connection with the "fire
water" department.
*•;- ^The editor of the Saturday, Sunset-has received
numerous complaints of the operations of a sub-
-, , ,* % - -\--fT-"     t**.^.-t,\J.- t'r'
jKjfiption agent^ctmg for acertafn^magazin^pubj:
Ifshed in this^crbj,' by whom (the name^df both .tlie.-
'Sjaturday Sunsi^:'ahd it^editor"have;fewn'"iUsed''to*
promote"the.sale' bf certain subdivision lots near
White Rock, a seaside resort,"not,very,, prominent
as fcuch however, near the boundary. _>.;!_ *' >. -1--> '*-';■■
^. - „The editor while' in Chilliwack this-week/met
with many indignant"subscribers to the, magazine
who waiited tq_ kno,w about certain things, -lAs I.
waB entirely ignorant of the affair I asked my\ interrogators for an explanation, which was given' to
me in large and fluent blocks." ,
■s- ■ The first man who. talked to me was a^tnercjiant
whom I know-well aud with whom I have done considerable business. - His story as as follows: "
>J-A certain-individual had approached him in
the interests of the magazine in "question; x The
agent represented that the Saturday Sunset' was
interested in the publication and as I am fairly
well known in Chilliwack, as th$ merchant explained, the man's bonafides, and his proposition were
received without question. His proposition-was
that for every two-dollar subscription to the magazine the subscriber would have the privilege of purchasing a lot at a place called Whit Rock Heights
for which the insignificant sum of thirty-five dollars would.be charged. The lots were sold subject
to inspection, and, the merchant told me, if they
were not satisfactory the subscriber would at least
get value for the deposit money by a year's subscription to the magazine. In all, seven subscriptions and sales of lots were made in that onestpre,
the young lady clerks among others * taking lots.
About forty lots were sold in the town.
After the^transaction the purchasers delegated
a committee to go to White' Rock Heights and see
the lots. The merchant describing them to me
said they were up on a bench, not near the sea.
There was no road or trail to them. To get to
them one would need hip boots to wade through
the swamp. The lots were covered with fallen
timber and stumps, some of which would cost a
hundred dollars to take out. He and others who
spoke to me about them expressed the opinion that
the transaction was nothing less than a swindle.
After hearing the report of the committee the subr
scribers decided to refuse to take the.lots, which
they accordingly did.
I understand the salesman who made the canvas in Chilliwack is now operating around Fernie
and the people of that city and district would be
well advised tb give him a wide berth if he is still
using the name of this paper or in any other way
trading upon the standing of the Saturday Sunset,
whatever for doing so.—Saturday Sunset, Vancouver.
£&?,*■?-■>>?■' »' -rX't3-' *' r**
owner of.a^bloct
JwJraK^'wbrked'.by the
V. Ce^* relumed  hor3***
A. Wl Cooley ot'Spokane.: principal
_ "of'eoai land ad-
joining the
Diamond; jgi
-this'" m^ra1^fc«afteVJ]«penclins eeve^f
vweekgi ln^IrftShridge*?"He stated thart'
he and -those. - associated with him
would instal * plant on their, property
this year in time to be'in'a poeitionto
put'out cbtq'nifpyjriter "." \ "^ • •
*. -AT'deal wae"^contemplated and has
heen-under ■ consideration -vfor some
time,:combining tfi'e;"Cooley1 rights
with those of the "Bathuret Mining
.Qo'sl:-property' which''adjoin" one. another but it 'w,as .'found inadvisable
to,' do.-so-*at 'the'present.time., and
the proposition fell through ,5
A movement ia'fa^iefedbby the :Ak
.rtioim. XinttrAo-nf'/rmrtu nrcSoUtheni '
sociate, Boards- ot
sfoert^obking to^tt^^tnij^ jaf the*
"J9iA',oEtoesTior'.-'fw'-iow&rpn Sun-.
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..... ADOPT-ANTJnlEtUITlAW(;> -
„„ „.-■-,.- -A r^r^XAr^sXy A-:-
^ BERLIN," F,ebc ?6.-^The,'^ftjBiicbstag
today adopted by a-majority, made up
of .clericals, ^cjkaUBt4,.J*4vthree"ra<^-,
cais, the measures .regaling .the eMi-
Jesuit law. It. Ib .considered inpst Hat
possible" that the Buijdeshrat yrilb cosr
cjir with the Reichstag in its action.* -;
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 tg^^tmtim —
Town'oft Taber,is Alberta's Greatest
..   Mining Centre—Rapid Growth
...Tax on Mining, Industry Reduce).
IN onr next week's issue wo are reproducing n
letter clipped from the Now York Call, tho
moHt important Socialist daily pnper in thc eastern
States, which wc havo no doubt will <;auso a good
deal of discussion in revolutionary circles. Wo
would lileo to draw this letter to tho nUontion of
our renders ns it actually presents thc fighting
spirit of capitalism iiRiiinst which tho working cIush
must array their power in no uncertain manner.
To the Anti-Socialist, as well as tho Utopian,
wo would suggest a curoftil study of the philosophy
contained in tliis letter, and ho will perhaps begin
to realize Unit the vapid oIijohMoiin of social reformers nnd idealists.to the program of revolutionary
working clnss action pules into inHignificntico before
tho Mind id prcsoiilalioii of the ideas poi'inniiting
tlio minds of lhonn who nvc Iho ronl li'iidors in tlio
i'jhiIih of tlio cnjiilnliHlH. To those who aro not
ttfraid to face facts as limy ara wo would point mil
(lint the capitalist, class, simply ns n class, nra of no
piirlioulnr moment lioyoml tho fact, that thoy hold
the power of ownership liy which Ihoy nro nhlo lo
■cull upon tlio services of tliosu who really know I Iio
ipomlitimiH coiifronling tlionie Theso mon under.
At liml Hit' Hoeinlinj philosophy, nnd hnvo no liositn-
lion in pilling nil tlio foroos of iwlltmnry igim-
nuioo ngiiliiHl Iho domocratio movoinont, using nil
tho potty prejudices of members of the worhlnj.'
dflss iifraiiiHl one another, ami never losing High I
of tho fnot that a concession horo nnd there In the
moro favored sections of tlio workors still lends to
dolay the uniting of th«ir forces.   Thoy nro enndid
,,,„,,,.1,  l r.  *.,'\*\*tl   4li«f  Milown  t*i*fi  net   It,  ♦111"" i>tl«»lit
i..4*4„rytl       .,,        ..     1-1     -.        *   ,,-      - ,> ' , ,-,
J,'fr Vill Mill thev are not tfoin;; to rolinrju^th Iho'ir
power to tlmse whom they consider as "irroelnim-
.nbly stupid." This writer ia no opoloplM of enp-
itnlism, nnd is Homowlmt refreshing after tho puerile
tttiltitiirtvu H !« iionnll^r mil* lnt ir* tletil with in tlie
discussion of public questions.
When a uirl finds tlmt hor #2 nnd M n weoh
will not pny hor living oxponsos nnd h mnn (t)
■offers to replenish hor purso on thc iisunl eondi
tion, she is not deliberately a fallen womnn, Hho
iv, aim ply ft ImlpWs victim of this glnriniN Hyviem
that wc cnll civilization. Socialism would change
nil thfs.—Toilcr'B Dofcnw.
W i^,a tvordd of a man's mouth toll mnn> of tho
«uiaiU«tfont of hw boarf, than th« vol*»*» of a dinner
: Jicll tcllrt about the.qvaKty of the dinner.
Indinnapolis, Feb. 10th, 1913.
To the Officers and Members of thc United
Mine Workers of America:
At a meeting of the International Executive'"
Board held in this city, February 6th, the following action was taken i that "nn assessment he
levied on our entire membership of fifty,cents.
per month per member, pnynhle monthly for n
poriod of two months, commencing February 1,
]!)].'), lo provide for thc men engaged in strikes
in West Virginia, Vancouver, Colorado, nnd n
. few local strikes thnt arc being financed by tho
International Organization. ■
Wc.'Urgo and ndvisc onr members to respond
freely and unhesitatingly in order to-euro for
•our moniborsHvho nro. waging such a noble, battle for human rights
Thc International officers havo been clnllioil
with, discretion by (ho Board, provided thoy
doom it wise and expedient, to cnll out* tlm other fields having any rolatiou to tho strikes in
West. Virginia and othor plftcos in order thai,
success may bo attained.
Wo would urgently request. Hint nil Ixxjnl
Unions hnving-nny shrplus funds on himd, nd-
viiiiec the first monthly payment nt their oarli-
est convenioimonftftr receipt nf Hun ciroulnr,
The men on strlko in the several districts mentioned nro just ns dotormimkl now as llmv worn
nt the inception of the strike to win nnd'if noo-
oHsnvy will continue indefinitely until victory
is assured.' Their interests arc your interests
nnd wo express the hope nnd hnvo every reason to boliovo that our grcnl momborship will
riso to tho occasion out of the fullness of thoir
hearts, rucowii/jng iim in«*f. iiiih 'ihi ioiin^ i»i,
ono is tliu coui'cru of nil," ami will t-jMjiuat!
promptly nnd generously and in tho hiiiiio spirit
hut hns elmrnoterizoil thoin in tjm pnsl.
Hond nil monov to I'filwiu Perry, International Socrotary-Troftsurer.
1101-1100 State Lifo Building Indianapolis,..
There is" no form of mineral wealth
that a country may possess th$.t is
more staple than' coal. Upon coal practically all other great ■ Industries &$,
pend for their power.-''' Many of the
precious metals cost more, to .wrest
from the bowels of-the'earth than they
bring on the markets ofthe world. It
has been computed that it cost millions more in-coin of the, realm to mine
the gold of that Eldorado, the Yukon,
than would have' bought all the ?old
that came out. -.This cannot be said of
coal. Coal, like iron, isa.wealth^pro-
ducer. Taber has coal of wonderful
quality and unlimited quantity.
le Far-Famed
Taber coal is known all. over the
west as the best domestic fuel on the
market. Eleven companies operate,
including- Canada West Co., who have
the higgest plant in "Alberta. The total daily capacity of .the mines is 3,500
tons and tho monthly payroll when
working full capacity is $50,000. The
coal is clean, smokeless, burns to a
white ash, and assays 59 per cent, fixed carbon. The entire district up and
down the river for two miles back on
either side, is underlaid with seams
from 3 to 5 feet in thickness, and covering sufficient ar^ea to last, at an^in-
creased output,.for hundreds of years.
The output bf the mines of the district is increasing at tbe rate of fifty
per cent, per annum. -Thls'winter, at
least 1000 miners are employed. . x
Very Great Increase
The large number of settlers pour;
ing into the western plains guarantees
a perpetual market for Taber coal. The
output of the mines is'increasing at
the rate of nearly fifty per cent, per
year. Tlirs~m^"ns—a"Tapld-Ittcrease"
ln population. "   «
Taber is the biggest mining centre
in Alberta. Its eleven mines, though
still in the development stage, ship
200 tons more per day than do any of
tlio other mining- towns in the province.-—'Calgary Herald."      ,A. 7 ' '
„ VICTORIA,.^. C:, ,Peb.;.23;—The- bill-
to amend the taxation act. introduced
in the legislature aboHuhes the poll tax
reduces the special tax upon cok^ from
15 tb 10 cents per ton, increases the
taxation on hanking business to $1,500
instead of $1,000 as ..at present, and
from $125 to $250 ih the case of branch
banks.   . ''-     -
OTTAWA, Feb. 22.—The revenue of
the department of internal revenue for
January reached a total :of $1,765,240,"
as compared.with $1,583,589, for the
same month in 1912, The excise collections' on malt and spirituous liquors
which approximates' about $T$00,000
account for most of.the increase.'.
.^r^!^ .;.^,,^-;'«^^v^^.^;t"^^'^^^;  ■'*;■ ■ --
j; •'..- Lo^tion^Tea iniiiutes walk:fro^Iv^thB■%Fe^nie^Pos|', s
f Offioe.vNo, cjty^taxes*' to»' pay - W&t&r on^thetplace f y
■; School cio^^yJjXdjoiiis"^
.."cooji and runs to accomodate300:There.are S acres in."
: ,.the parcel which, can be^su^ivid^toL.meet/i^uire--.'
ments of fiuyer-Will erect residence;on- anyV.spot' de-"
■- sired-Prices rea^onable-Ternis easy, . ,' >,"
* In "addition to above - Gohteh ts of Blacksmith - shop- 1
, Full outfit -Cutter, Sleigh, Pio\v etc.^ For, full particu- -
iars apply to    ■•-.-'- /    .. H,-u :a *,\   .; ;U„ yx.. , .._ ...
■X J^;^E^NE"T^^''.;:y
- Johnson - Falconer Block Fernie, B. C.
Carpenters  Quit  Work  When   They
'•Find They Are Not'Being
Paid Union Wages    •
Tly ordor of
tlio   Tntornntionml   Kxoeiithe
Siiiooivly nnd frntornnlly yours,
JOHN r. WHITE, PmridMil.
,   KUWIM ri'iRRV. Sc?yTmv.
CALGARY. Fob. 22,—On' Tuesday
morning, an order for fifteen men
pewters enmo to the Labor temple from
tho office of P. Burns & Co, As there
wero no carpenters'^business agents
around lit that timo tho-eeoretary of
tlio Trades and Labor* council, J.
Young,' took tho order,,explaining'that
tlio union wages for carpenters In this
city was Dfi conts per hour. Mr. Young
got 15 men to start- work nt noon.
Wli on the'carpenters' business agents
heard of this, thoy became suspicious
and Immediately wont, to tho Job nnd
Inquired of tho foreman, who Is an
Edmonton mnn, tlio wages ho was paying carpenters on tho Job. -Ho ox-
pinlnoil to tlio agonts that ho was
paying from 35c to -10c por hour,,but
Iio expected to pny thn bust men about
-IRc per lioiir. Tho amenta thori wont
to tlio superintendent on tho Job explaining to him tlio situation and also
rnmlndlint him tlmt the union wiiroh
for mrponlnrs whs RBopor hour nnd
thnt Mr 'JluniB had promlsod,to pay
the union wages to the enrpontors
■vlmi lo Htnrloil tho construction of
tlio now block,      v
Tho nirnntR Imniotllntoly took tho
n"ir»i mVn off iho Jnb, Wlmn T1iihIhc«h
Agont W, Pngo wont to tho foreman
■md iniltoil hi in If lio Iuul tiilcon thu
mi-n'ti timo, ho tnld Pngo Hint ho lind
tnlcnn tlio mnn off tho job ho It was up
"o Mm to pay thorn, Tho foromnn nlHO
Ihrnntonod to throw tho buslnoss n-
roiUh out of tho building. Tho bunlnoBS
ngonts tlion went to tlio suporlnten-
tlont nnd informed him that tho waKos
hnl to bn pulil to tlio,union .men right
nwny. Tho miporliitendont oxplalnntl
Hint tlio procpflH of Kottlng money from
tho offices of P, Hums & Co, was a
very slow one, and advlsotl t|io Rgonts
io tuittsu out u stiLUimuui ami piuituiit
ll to tlio office. This (ho agonte re-
ftiFKd to do and took tho men Jn «
bedy to the- tlniohcopor'H office, and
dGinjindc-il nnt! for encli onn ns thoy
riiu\ nn •wtirniut (mn nuiir, Uiu Utotuty
wns finally paid after a 'very hot argument botweon tho business agents
nnd the tlmokneper. also tho special
police who were following the Montt
most of tho time thoy woro on'the
Mr. Ilurns called up the Labor tern-
\i'e nn-l niltl ho bnd not found nttt
who had ordered tho mon, but ex-
pr«»Rpoil hts deep reyret at the way the
union men had been treated, and *»v«
business Agent W, Page tb* aswr-
ane** thtt In the futnro   carpenters
OTTAWA, Feb. 2C—-During the 10
months, April to Feb. 1, of the current
fiscal year, 344,983 immigrants arrived-
in Canada, made up of 130,509 British,^
118,826 from the United States, and
25,684 from all. other countries combined. The figures of the corresponding period'of last fiscal year are: British, 121,611; United States, 111,706, and
from all other countries, 67,338,v making a total for the 10, months of the
fiscal year 1911-12'^ 300,708. ,
LOS ANCxELES, Feb. 22.—A deadly,
right swing four times repeated1 ended the scheduled 20-. round' bout- at
Vernon today between "K. O." Brown,
tho-; New- York- lightweight, and^Joe
Rivers of Los Angeles, with a victory
for' the Mexican.-before the'end bf-the
Thomson & Morrison.
Funeral Directors Fernie, B. C.
:;. y7: x,ty'A "f      Local Agents ^-r"-
Orders taken throughout the Pass
tenth, round. ^Itlwasthe first defeat
for'^the blonde German, whose sobriquet had been earned by the manner
in which he had won scores of fights,
and it was decisive '     * .'? -
WOLGAST AND MURPHY,:     .  ..■ ,'X
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 22.—"Hari,
lem" Tommy Murphy, of New York,
nnd former lightweight champion- Ad
Wolgast,'fought 20 terrific rounds to
a draw-this afternoon. For tho first
ten rounds Murphy had the better ot
the battle, but ho tlrod and Wolgast
evened up by inflicting severe punishment as the fight neared the' final
round,' Both men sustained considerable punishment and were weakening
fast as tho end drew near, Experts
expressed the opinion that WolgOBt
hnd completely recovored from his
operations of last yoar. The decision
was popular.
y--  t*   Pripils nrft'nn.'rp.fl for'AriWfamio. T?,vflTvt,J^Hnii, -*
-'--■ "■■      <■ 9'        . \ '   * i, " >    I' .. .  • -, -^        ~    -V   ;
' - •   '-i at reasonable terms
Mist* M. fit. Williams, X,. A. B,
Box 531
' Care of W. P. Williams
,»•  -M-..
■ M  *.
John A. McDonald
., _;.,,,,.   '.;'„.. ' FIRE INSURANCE
,-n;,' c r"-    ■ ,'■■. Special'Representative *
a Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada
" Hook
Singer Sewing Machine
. t ■ $2.00 per month'
Phono 120~
Box 22
Accepted In London that Duke of Con-
naUQht Will Not Return
LONDON, Fob, 2<.—It Is now being
accepted as n fact that the Duklo' of
Conn aught will not return to Canada
after his arrival, horo In tho spring,
owing largely to tho slate of health
of tho duohoBB,   Whilo many names
are being siiRgosted ns successor to
his royal highness, thoro Is reason to
bcllcvo that the (iiithorltlco have about
ngrfled that Lord Mothuon "will go to
Ottawa this fall os gnvonior-gonornl
of thn Dominion,   Onnoral'Lord Moth-
non commi'iuloil Hits first (llvlslon of
tho first army corps In tho South Afrl-
cnn war up to 1002.   Iio was horn in
• *
OITY Ol> MWX1CO, Vob. 23.—Prnn-
olsco Matloro und .Tomo I'ino Runre/.,
ilopoBpd prnshlont nnd \ Ico-iirosldon',
rospootlvoly of tho Mexican ropubllo
wero Hhot nnd Instantly Itlllod today
when an nttompt w»h minlo to roscuo
them from an 'auto that was transferrins thorn to tho ponltontlary,
News of tho doath of Madera and
Smiroa, was confirmed by rrusldont
I'roviously n littti titan announced
tlmt tlti) tiiUttiUi' iiuw Lliu ,\'a(luii.ti
Pulaco to tho ponltontlary was sue-
ce»tful. Two of tho party that attacked tho( auto tvero Itlllod lu tlio
exchange of shots.
LONDON, Fob. 10.-J.Klor Hnrdlo to-
tfny received the following cablegram,
drtted Christ Church, Now KoaLind'
"The eomblnwl labor forces of New
Zealand repudiate Allen's- offer for
nti *e*podltlonary force, and strongly
opposo the compuUpry defense act."
This telegram probably   refers to
the statement made by Hon. Jaa. Al-
would h* hlrod trnm iho Labor t*mitl« ten, New Zealand minister of finance
aiid the full union wages paid them. . .and dflfonso.
HARPER,      Lessee
A Feature Program
Friday and Saturday
Mat I noo and ovoning
Cowboy Pugilists
Four Rounds of Atauslng Ring Antics
Pathe's Animated Weekly
Inoluding1 Suffragette March of 303 Miles—Great
Fire in Johannesburg, South Africa—International
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A ThrlJHng We««rn Dmrna
The Electric Belt
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' i^Giol; NWif :ofv]Uthbridge; was" vis-
i itingj his..brother Ernie-^p'-fiere last
jtTTCk^iad.',-',.What; think- Y* ot..the
■- ioountainst-'-'- :'J*l''/ s'A.X'V' „%,«,>-
; i Bert Iirifetr;'Jri^ftwlt'-'ln the mas-'
• quemde «-'llaH" at} " Gateway' last Satui>
."-day A, He'-.reports'^hayliig had a'great
'■•lime".   ■;' 7'„7   "•   "A-\,. ; "',  -
. - Freddy-. Percy ..'supplied the .music
for the masquerade'ball held.at-Waldo
~.on,^rlday last. - Good' for you, Fred.".
A ^Who said Jimmy H~ had gone away
"to be married.1,Nothing doing. ,"'
" Jimmy Flanaghan, arrived back in
. camp.on Friday last.' After. hlsrexV
periences at the coast, etc., he has
some great-, stories to .tell.    „ v ' y :>
""^Another old-timer, by name of Abra-
,   ham  Brown,- arrived back in camp
; from Frank. '< Say.vXbe.the roctc-cut
; bear Is still alive:'; '■"■'
Mrs. James Machin   came   home
" from the hospital 'on Friday, feeling
much better ae a result of the treatment.".; " '•     _        -        , '   - -\
- The cry of the\club members "is,
; "How, long;will it be before we have
" 'barriers burned away?'" ', Teddy   is
still unemployed.    A -\x\
,. Harry" Bentbam, the screen minder,
. is all 'smiles these days, now that he
Vhas got his,wife and famllyback from
, the Isle of Pines.  ■ ,,^
■ :;,BrnIe Moses, one of the tipple hands,
^'has^pulled but for fields and pastures'
'.   new."   We'expect he will return, in
• the sweet subsequent. --,-'.""•
A large number of Creekites took in
;   the Delhi" Durbar,- ..pictiriW r jat^Xthe
\Grand;   Result: everybody weifplea's*
■ ed.;' Moral for"management':".keep It-
'i *Q
up.-. •■ "..'•  - -,'X*   •-.
1    WilHnmOreen, who was.operated on
;_' ■' last W€»T{ for appendicitis, Is reported
pfopes8ing favorably.   We are' loote-
-;4ng for you to be coming home booh,
■'•Billy;;-,.;'    **~-X -/-"-. -. j
.,'s, ' .Jack, Arbuckle-has ben admitted-to
.-the hospital to" .undergo, medical'treat-
.   inert.. He is reported dojng.as.well
=    as'Van be expected; % v    n*   .-■
- " • No: 2 Incline at No. i[North mino
,e y'as idle on Tuesday afternoon shift
- owinsrto the. electric,hoist, being on
";„'lhe.bum; .,     ""   l '       •
,/; ; MT;'l! -. Ob   "Saturday,.' the. .Linfant
mell of Riilway'.View.   Ago 4 Months
>"•-IDeath  camev from "whooping cough.
Tlie' fimoral - took placer "on * Monday,
^' ""Hev. Wntson, 0. of E..^offIcIatInjr.
• Tho sympathies of "tho'camp go out
(o tho n-rents. •',.--'
-Mr.  nnd Mrs.- Cartmoll desire to.
. thank the * nefghSors and friends for
' ' their kind   sympathies  durlng'tholr
■ , Tecent sad bereavement.
' Jimmy; Hall came homo .from ,the
liospltal on Wednesday, the accident
not beini? as serious as thought at
first. ..We aro pleased to see you look-
lnp so well, Jimmy.
.■   DIRD-^In the hospital.! tho Infant
"\ son of Mr. and Mrs. W, Parker, Riverside avenuo,, on Wednesday night.
' ,, Age', 10 months.    Whooping cough.
Our sympathies are extended to the
Tom Wright Is expected homo from
, tho hospital this week-end.   Soon, wo
"shall again hear the 'strains ofthe
violin.*, .,. ' '  .,'       , ,A.\ .„..
Mike Gowle, employed at tho foot of
No. 1,North outsido,Incline,, had the
misfortune to' bo caught by a boom
timber falling off. the tram, ,on Wednesday afternoon,     '     .    ,;
A mpotlnu of all Interested lii foot-
boll will bn held In tho club hall on
Sunday ovcnlnff, March 2nd,, commencing nt 8 o'clnck. Business, to oloct
officers nnd committees for tho coming season. Now, boys, rally round,
- lot ns hnvo a [tool representation. ,
Tttr* nviny friends of Mrs, Nlodlg
will bo nlonRpd to learn tbat sho Ib
liroBTom-ing favorably at tbo Fornlo
W/vt»i)jv-A)1 Crp'ekltos to h'neomo
subscribers to the l/Odgor, Support
your own offlrlal organ.
. .On \7edn«sday afternoon .Mr..Um-
married .;jto /mi'sb'. Thbm'i'.] ot .,'CalgaryJ
kr.*,Mawson.-the genial manager of
tti«,C^perative,i8SiB**arat the hup-j
tials.. ^yi'ng^away^the"brid^V-r'-^V,,"'
;' Abunch.iqjt thetColjBmw^portpiieft
on the" "local 'Wednesday light ;t4,taker'
in thelfight at; Ferate..- We hope 'the
conductor put,them' off^at the rigHt
station.,''. x-S .. ?'-.- 'Ay.-y'-y1' ■'■'.
We:have heard, it"' rumored . that
Danny, who'looks after things' at' tne
•billiard "room, ia contemplating entei'-'
ingK into , partnership.„. He owns a
ranch on the Arrow lakes, but says it
is too lonesome living by himself.
, While, driving from Blalrmore to
Coleman on Wednesday afternoon, two
well-known gentlemen from' the.former town hacl the misfortune to be
thrown out of the rig. We aife pleased to say that' both escaped - without
serious injuries.' ,--■—,.
..William Chalmers has removed,his
pool .tables, to ;Burmis where he Is
now. living.'
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Mr. Charlie Howells,;,whb has been
in.!camp.for some 'time,"left,on Wednesday- for,' his homestead" near Mako-
ta; .Sask.'"   '"-,'      ' '■
>*,-. :;'If Charles Warlaby, broker-'.'
^'.'la-lajr of WInounskie (deceas^-'
\ «I>lat« of Corbin, B. ci, will
♦r; Wndly "communicate with Di$-1
"■■-trict Secretary'A. J;'Carter,
•. he^will' hear, - of something
>; which Till tie tohle Interest?.
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verycohveriienttoeverybody^in town*,"
Where"It had been previously It wav
away from everybody. True,'it was
in the business section, but at the pre-v
sent time no" one' lives there except
the people In the Frank and Union
hotels. The other business men nearly al! pass the new1 location, going to
their homes.'-After our-.postmaster.
had got his office in shape, he was
waited'on by'a few Conservatives,
who, we.are told,,represent the Conservative executive in town and "was
ordered back downtown,- which action
was not well received by' the "townspeople.' Mr! Wilson moved to tlio
building used before ifor.a police barracks,' which location is' not far out
of the reach of any of us. It'is next
door to Allard's."bakery.     ;
One,of the events of this week'is
to be the hockey match played here"
on Friday night between the Frank
team and the .Eeigan Indian seven
ing pictures here' again. It is; hoped.
that"the people of Corbin will glvehlm
some good'houses as.he deserveo.'it,
mptjesd than the outsiders.    '." .' -
^■VihSat'a'that hanging on behind, Tom
can't you shake it off? '' . ,
;V There is a young fellow up here giving lessons on1 mine gases. A-
' .Thomas Martin, the I'.C.S, manager for" this district, was up here this
wfeek .looking for new and old-students.
Mrs;,"k Johnson's sister left Corbin
on Saturday last for Calgary.
^ Thomas Corkeil. well-known In the
Pass, was,here this week selling real
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M.iss-Rodger», la-te:of. the teaching|The indjans.have a', first-class team
staff at. Bellevue school, was in camp
on \7ednesday.' -■ ...'-,.' "
i V There wfjs no.-, meeting of the local
here' on, Sunday on' account of Secre-
tary.Burke'-being^away'at the.conven-
' Mr. Bob Invite, thedelegate to the
convention' from/Bellevue local, returned home Ion Sunday morning.'   .
President  'Stubbs   returned "from
the convention Sunday morning. "    '
Word has been .received in camp
that Sirs.' James "Alsopp, who left'
here -somVtlnie, ago for her home in
Nottlnghamsh'lreV ■ went under an operation for cancer which proved fatal.
She never - regained consciousness.
Mrs. Alsopp/ was 52 years old and
leaves a' husband.'and/pne. daughter.
The'latter^went to England "with her.'
Mr. AIsopp's. many friends fin Bellevue extend to /him 'their' sincere sym^.
'pathy. . -h. ■]<::7~- ^7 .. 7'.. ' \
"The masquerade ball ..that was held
in'the Socialist hall. §n gijday night
last was-well-attended aiid everyone'
was pleased with the affair;": ' "
The wrestling match which was to
have taken place Saturday night was
postponed owing to-.the' hall being
otherwise-engaged, ■ The'men,'Roy
Sanson.arid;Ered«Bealo;-are-going to
meet at Pincher Creek on Friday next.
Jim Burke returned.homei'from the
convention on Tuesday. ■'
. An' exciting\runaway occurred on
Saturday at about noon, when a horse
driven by Andy Hood of HIllcreBt got
out of hahdV-"MrV Hood.was thrown
out and received a bad shaking up.T
Master Bobble Davidson has been
appointed 'to the position or sales
agent for the Bellevue Times, Bobble
Intends pushing the'paper In tho camp
Mr. George Heal of North Forks
was brought Into the'hospital on Sunday for medical treatment.
and the game will be well worth looking at. 'Doors open at 7^30.
On Monday night the Bohemian boys
of town played" the English speaking
,boys. ' The result was 5-3 in favor-of
"the men from Prague." The Bohemian language was much in evidence
and at the close three cheers, for the
English fellow's was:given In their na-"
tive tongue.    " V-
J. L: „V. Grace went to Fernie on Monday where he played-with the Coleman hockey team against Fernie.
. iMr." Preston of the 41 Market company left for Vancouver, hiB place being taken by "Mr. Herring, who came
from Hosmer'. *--
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(Itonolvoil too Jntn for publication last
woek.) 4 ,
Tbo nwnngomont of tlio Opera hoimo
»Rnyn* their patrons' a rare treat on
Friday night, Tp a full Iiohho a vory
nblo 'romnnny presented "The Rosary." V,ver\ ono of tbo audlonce who
.Jaw this piny woro (Toltcrhtod, and loud
wore tjinlr pralsci of tho artlBtloTnon-
ner In which tlio drams wn«i mnrtrny-
fld. . ' ■ I
. Tho weather horo has been oxtrome-
ly mild for February, tho sun shining
for nbnut JO hours « day. The mans--
Rer of,the skating rink posted a no-
tire on Psturdav th«t nil •Vntinn- «>t>
off, nnd that on Monday swimming
dubs would be started at the rink,
"Bunny 8outhorn Albortd."
Pevornl of tho football clubs at tho
. Alberta nnd of the Pass havo had
their general meetings, and appointed
their committees for tho coming .season,' Nothing like making a good
start, bojra, but be sure you get a rornf-
man to attend the meetings of the
l**X*i*.    t
On'Wddnwday evenltig i. Johnson
Mr, W. J. McGowan left last Saturday on a buslnoss trip to Winnipeg,
Wo oxpoct him back this weok.
Frank, Wojr siM?nt last weok In Loth-
brldgo attonding tho-convention of tho
CHf Sorotto, wiio was prominent in
tlio hockey toam, was taken to tho
Frank hospltnl Inst week, Ho'Ib suffering from nn attack of pnoumonla
but Is reported to bo getting along
Tito children In tho home of Mr. A.
Drown have boon sick with fovor for a
few dayH, Wo wish thorn a spoody
Severn! of our fancy skaieiii attend-
ml tho "len emriilvnl" glvon at Coloman
on Monday night,
LhhI Friday night ?. sumnor of Fran-
Idtos attondod tho mnsquoraila ball at
llollovno. Tlmt thoy know bow to
dross for aucli nn occasion Is proved
by tho fnet thnt tbey brought back tlio
prizes wl'|li them. Tho prlM-wlnncrs
woro Miss Bachus, Mrs. 0. Howard,
Messm. Jnnn Schnurr and Donnls Do-
lanny, all of Frank.
Frod Allot has commenced work In
the Uollovuo mino.
,.Hi. uin. timipaon movod up from
Hlllcrcut Inst week and moved Into
bis own house which had been rented
by Bob, MuGownn, Hob movod Into
TIn'rvoy Murphy's house, and Harvey,
noo bftH «iv<n up bis business in
Frank, Is moving his furniture and
stock to tho Pftdflo const, whore he Is
going to reside In the future.
Inspector Hansom paid a visit to our
school In tbe last two weeks. flecr>
tnry Farmer tbn«' received hta reuovt
of tba work done In the school, which
la'very eneouraglng.
Mr. 81nijiwjii left on Wednesday for
Wd mon ton -where' he expects to stop
for a woek or two.
i   Thn post of flee has moved again.
Mr. Marka'suffered a painful accident
in the mine on Friday. He was employed as'driver and was caught between two cars. His ankle was badly
fractured. \He ls attended by Dr.
Ross and is doing asfwell as'can "be
expected.'      ' •"' :   X
-Tho town is well iooked after, by
land Bharks. these "days.   Eight put
In their appearance on Tuesday.
% Mr. Frank Erp packed up and left
for pastures new on Saturday.'
Mr. John Dudley, who has beon
attending tho convention at.Lothbridge
returned home on Sunday morning.
Mr. Martin Wall quit his job last
week and is leaylng' for the north In
a few days. Mr. Wall has been In
camp three years and bis friends regret his departure
The concert which was given by the
school children on Monday night was
largely attended. Miss Thomas, who
spent much timo In preparing the kiddles for the occasion, Is to,be com-
Dr. Fansott of Coleman has beon In
town for the laet few days,- All thoso
who aro suffering from defective
tooth can bo treated at home.
Vlco-ProHldont* .Tones paid us a flying visit Tuesday evening and loft on
Wednesday for Edmonton.
Who Is It. that ordered tho focd of
herring In^Dlnlrmoro on Saturday? Oh,
you flsh-entorl '
Mr, Joseph Swingle blow Into town
Wodnosday and secured a position In
tho mino. Wo nro pleased to see you
back, Sonny.
Androw nnd Georgo Wallace resigned their positions In tlie mltio, Wo
understand thoy nro going bnck to
Rollovuo, Horn's wishing you success,
Prof. "
Our gymnasium Is again going full
swing, . °
By "Onlooker."
Mr. J. Muagrove has returned home
and has resumed his duties as pit-boss
at A level.
On'yMonday Justice of Peace Brown
fined S. Belik and A. Halchuk $19
and costs for doing a Jack Johnson
stunt,on a fellow countryman.
J. Hartley,, our provincial constable,
Isan inmate of Fernie hospital. Here's
hoping for his:&peedy recovery.
' The ladies' ' of the. Presbyterian
church gave an enjoyable tea Tuei£
day afternoon in the Odd Fellows'
hall which was fairly well attended.
A few of our recent Invalids have
returned to work. They all take the
notion together. v ■ '.- °
■ Hosmer local has donated J50 to tbe
striking Porcupine miners. Money
beats iympathy, follow suit.
A little life is now noticeable In the
athletic club boys.
Courting seems to be expensive0: in
this burg, but it helps the livery barn
business, so keep it up.
We notice that our 'beloved' member, Hon. *W. R. Ross, Isn't paying
much attention to the Interests of the"
workers jn the provincial House this
session, but then what can you expect
of Big Bill.. He*never worked and
never will, all he figures on doing' is
handing, out "prosperity." Did 'you
get any of it yet?.,
We regret to hear that Ralph Smith,
fire-boss in No. 9, is leaving.to go on
his ranch.'    - You'll - soon' be_a_fulk.
fledged clbveFklcker, Ralph.'
Tom Williams, government mine inspector, was in ' Hosmer during' the
week making "- his usual monthly inspections.'    -,'1 4-
The Hosmer Mines company are
starting a rescue^corps. The fire-bosses are to goito Fernie every, Sunday
for their drills.- We trust their services Tfill never be required, but it's
best to bo/prepared.,
' According to tbe press, Ralph Connor, otherwise Rov. C. W. Gordon,
received $1,424 for his services In 1911
Whether ho .was worth it is "another
! J. Griffin is at present acting' provincial constable hore.
A party of Fernie Odd Fellows wero
visiting their brother OddfollowB „ln
Hosmor Tuesday evening and an on-
joyablo time was spent.
Jim Tnit of-tho government bridge
crow at Michel was in Hosmer Wednesday renewing old acquaintances,
Call again, James.
(A. few of the Hosmor hot bloods
Invnded Fornlo Thursday evening,<>a
dance bolng tho attraction. Anyway
thoy caught tho Fornlo Police In n
good humor this timo.
Trade union conditions in Hosmer—
Fair, slight increase In buslnoss show-
Ing. Outsldo mon as dormant as ovor.
Guess it neods nn onrtbquako to niovo
A. L, Foster was a Fornlo visitor
tills "week ns a'-witnoss In tho Waters
By special roquoBt wo nlo asked to
.state that thoro Is an.opening In Hosmor for a Good boarding house Ono
guy says Ills mother's cooking is a tender memory to him.
Do you got tlio Lodger? If not, why
It UBOd to bo tho imsRword In II'Ik
port of n.C. If you wanted a 'mliw'i
pnpor, "Oo to llnstnor," Wo hone Mio
prosont board will chnngo tlmt'Idea,
If you have anv srlmol roiinr'n i"
publish send them dlrwl. tn the Lcti-
gfM\ The editor will bo ploasfld to
Insort tbem. Our Hosmor eorroupon-
dont Is under a nom do plume.
The Royai Commission1 appointed
under the provisions of the. "Public
Inquires Act" to inquire into the^un-.
dermentloned matters respecting;cod
mined inBritish Columbia, viz.,—    .
The cost of production, coat of transportation; cost to dealers In the prov:
ince; cost to dealers .outside the province: cost to consumers in the province; cost to consumers eutslde the
province; tbe profits made by persons
or corporations "controlling or owning
coal mines in the province; profits
made by dealers in the province; tbe
alleged shortage of coal for consumption within the province, and. if such
shortage be- found to exist or to haVe
existed within the past five 'years, the
cause or causes thereof, and whether
and to what extent, such shortage is
due to the shipment out of the province of coal mined In the province;
and generally to inquire into all mailers relating to or affecting the price
of coal in the province;" commenced
its first sittings in Vancouver, on
Wednesday and continued on Thursday and Friday.
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If you are satisfied tell others.   Tf not satisfied tell us.
The'proposals of the Chicago charity
organizations for a legalized minimum
wage for women and children, are not
very heartening to those of us who
know better methods of social justice
but lack the influence with public opinion to secure their prompt adoption,
If our Tartars would let us, we who
know how could put an end over night
to all need for charity of every kind,
whether in the crude form' of pennies
to' beggars or through  paternalistic
legislation.      It is  consequently  exasperating to find c«anty organizations, when they-doj; realize the hopelessness of crude forms of charity,
turning .to paternalism; as in this instance, they do, by asking tho legislature to fix a minimum wage.   But
sjiall  we denounce them?' or laugh
at them?1"or bore them with demonstrations? „' Would, it not be better to
encourage them?     Perhaps we ourselves  were  not  always  wise;   and
possibly our wisdom, when it_came,,
■eanSTslowly.    They, do not yet know,
as we do, that minimum wage laws
wiil accomplish little, even by way,of
amelioration, and that they may,bring
in new forms of evil for the old one3
they put out or cover,,up.. \ But these
charity folks do know now that something must be dono.
Isn't that an advance?    And working for the minimum wage they will
advance farther; trying   to   enforce
minimum  wage laws,  they will advance farther still.     It Is in some
such way' thot society reforms Itself.
Not by precept, but by experience.
Not by accepting the truth submissively as seers proclaim it, but through
experimentation.     It isn't tho bost
possible way, to bo sure;- but it is
tho only workable way, so long as
mon nro men and not automata.   Instead of discouraging the charitable
who propojBO   to   minimize poverty,
thereby exciting thoir Ignorant distrust of our humnno'purpoBO, wouldn't
wo serve our own perfect causes hotter
by helping thorn to realize thoir own
Imperfect ones?.    Possibly those un-
enlightened activities   of   tholrs aro
God's way of illuminating an nnon-
lightened   and   stubborn world,-—The
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For Men
ART Clothes (SCO samples) to
measure f IB. to $35
Tho Slater Shoe *4 to $7
.Men's Dross and Negllgoe Shirts,
stylos tho newest ... .76c to |3.60
LatCBt Stylos in Hcadwear for Mon
100 new Suits, r«idy-to-wear and
semi-ready, worsteds', tweeds,
and sorgos $6.50 to $26.00
Everything In  Wearing Apparel for
Mon, Wo mnn and Children, Selected for Value nnd Sold at Cost
Keep the money In tlie Pass
left for kethbrldie to attend tbe eoe- Tn the tstt tmrvaponduitee we sutftd
wntlon ttt District 11. ■■ represents-!thnt It wss Wrfntnti n*rt <fo*ir to tliu
live of the Colemnn local union.       jCo-opersUve .store,   This pise* wss
"Mr. L. Tlurlans, wo has been nt
IIOHnmr for past weok, or two, returned on Friday Insf, loolt'ng n grant
deal hotter, Tie f.tiu star'cd <o w .'It
on tho Mpplo iunln,"say« Yo in foollstn
tun,,      j[
i**ulr""" Vrr.".u!y „." ^l..; ».i» ut
Corbin tht* wcoV niMUnn* roM fi-tali*.
Mr. Jack Johnson was'h visitor to
Pernio this wook;
Sam Price, from Bonds. NfWIgnn,
has landed In Corbin nntl found thnt
he •wa* mlmin i niir •?' •••:■:■;■■,.
Mrs. Ifowlng has departed from
Corliln and Intend* staying In her old
home In Missouri..
Mr. Thos.. Williams. Inspnrtor of
mines, along with Mr. Deviling, tho
new Inspector for this district, was
her« on VrVilny. Williams took In the
Odd Felfdws' dance.
| Two Russians, who kept tbe pnoplt'
of Corbin awake In the small hours
of tbe ttornlag, were brought up baton Mr. Mactlratb for causing a 41s*-
turbance and fined IS Mich.
Mr. Motor, the mechanic, has mov-
dd -luUi a house nearer tha mtne.
Tony Smith baa started ie nut mot*
Bil'iaiu uiiu
Pool Parlor
F. M.. Thompson Co.
The Quality Store
BlairmoiC) Alia.
Two Billirird Tables
Three Pool Tables
Bowling Alley
The   Sale   of the   Season
]. Graham, *I2£
F. M. THOMPSON CO., will hold a 15 Day's Clearance Sale for Cash,
FEBRUARY 15th TO MARCH lst Inclusive
Take your dollars tJ Thompson's llity wiil do e'etbic cuty kr 15days
All Goods Reduced
Miner's Shoes Cut to the Soles Clothing Away Down
We are better on suits than any lawyer. Don't forget opening date
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Neal Institute Will Quickly Restore Him to'Self-Mastery.
The Neal Institute "
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as.it only gqesjtq.shov.the'absurdity^of auch tacticsr^Their duty^as to have,.-.AyA* »^
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jCranbrook, B.C.
Box 325;
Phone 273
sRe^ortydf Inter^aM^nc^^ard
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When you can own
your own home?
We have for sale
Lots in town and Lots
in subdivision in Coleman at all prices.' 'We
can suit,your income.
Call and see us.    ;
Realty Co.
Fire Insurance and
Oliver Typewriters
„ Dentist,
COLEMAN,' Alberta.
Office in Cameron Block
All Work Guaranteed
Office: Johnstone and Falconer Block
(Abovo BleasdeU'B 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. Lswe Alex, I, Flshe'
Fernie, B. C."
L.    H,    PUTNAM
Barrister, Solicitor. Notary Public, etc,
Zam-Buk Will Ours Thorn*
Tlio particular dnnBor of chnppcd
hands nml cold cniclci (apnrt nil i
Rotbor rroin tlio pain) in tlmt tin- '•nu
Is llkoly to prn'trntn nnd vrl up lii
(lumninlloti, frsic-rlivr, <ir l>lJ'Ofl-i»otj'.■
Directly tlio iiMn Ih broliui by u i.u'
f rnzo or ccrnieh, or chafed miii i'vmIv-
by tbo notion of tlm cold wiudu cit«
vatiT, the ono ncctwy pixcjulloii J
to apply Knni-Tluk fa.y.
Tho pure herbal JuIo.b from whir.
/nm-lluU iu prc|)iu«:(] nro hu \usr'u.*.ii,
loiubinii] und Ti.tltu.il that lb iinii.-('
|;vt'/ ci'ftct nl thi'su Zum-Uuit iiri.ii'.f't:t;:
|i fiootlilnrc, nntlso|itlo, nnd, litttMn:-.
1'uin and liiflammuituu uiu ai-i^v.'
dlHcniui Reniis expullcd from 'bn wourr
nr soro, mid tlio latter In (|iilc:!ti;
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Imalnr and sldn purlflrr; tt Is Bt.ronq'.j
/.niui'iiuc   iuul   isi-rimciiUf,   und   i'
forms Hi'.' LUal prottctfon for Ibos'al.'
against dlm-iiHo norms.
It quickly heals cold cracl.s, cbr.p1
elillbluliia, cold sorts, etc,
Mrs. 0. M. I'limn, Nciichutcl, AHc
wnu-a.—" » miihi, \*n >ou khiik pic^w
I amiwlth Zujnlluk, My hualand hat
- an old frostbllo on bis foot Tor man)
years, nnd bud  tried  almost oTor:
known remedy without any effect, hut
the   first   application   of   ZanvDul
■Mtr<ed to help him so much that ht
paiwvercd and the sore Is now cured,
we would not bo without Zam-Ouk tn
tha house."
'Zatu-Duk U also  a sure cure  for
plies, tctxma. ulcer*, absceases, scalp
■owg^bloodpolson, bad lef. enipttona,
Sta,    rta parely herbal composJUon
UAkM It Uie Ideal balm for babies and
jwnif children.   All ijlraitglsu and
hmt* •*« KamBnk Mte. Ut vfrptM
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■     A    v.. \- ;.V  '..,'.-. :-'     ■."\*-J*' Lethbridge, Feb. 17th', 1913. ,
To tht Officers a-G l^wgace's-at the Tenth Annual Convention.of District .18,.
.United Mine Workers-of America.' '   i\"''^. c- .
Greeting: *    '"!.""■• '-'","- '- ",.'-..
In accordance with the provisions of tho District Constitution, and, with
the "regular" custom, I desire to submit to you, and'through'you to,'the membership of our organization,-the following report~of my work for the past ten
months as International Board'Member for the District.      \-       - -f   ,
In submitting "this report I have endeavored to be as brief as possible,
consistent with the interest of the organization. •
When I assumed-the duties of this office on the first of April, 1912, I was
confronted .with many difficulties and owing to -the fact of being new to the
work assigned me I was handicapped to a great extent.. I found .when I took
office that the District was Iin a deplorable condition to say the least The
ilnancial position of the District at that timo was almost on the point' of insolvency, tho liabilities amounting to nearly $60,000.00, and with no prospects
in view of liquidating this responsibility. However, due to the generosity
of our international Organization-this'difficulty was overcome, as they responded to our call and agreed to liquidate the entire indebtedness of ■ the
District. In view of this I feel it my duty to mention this matter to you,
and I am sure the action taken by the International Union will be greatly
appreciated by all members concerned. When this financial difficulty faced
us the membership of the District was approximately 3,000, and with a large
army of our men being unable to find employment throughout the District,
and also taking into consideration the unsettled disposition of-the men. who
were already in possession of. work, owing to the fact that they were only
working three or four days a week.you can readily see that the work assigned
to my co-worker, Brother Carl Theodorovitch, and myself, to reorganize the
District-was by no means' an easy task, but, on the contrary, a hard \iphil?
proposition, especially in the camps where the men showed their disloyalty
lowards us during the struggle of 1911. ' - '
"■       ■ ' Corbin Suspension - "•,'"'
Acting, under instructions given by President Powell at Blairmore, Dis-(
trict Board Member Gray and myself proceeded into that camp to endeavor,
if possible to settle the dispute. The contention of the men at Corbin ,was
that the Coal Company was introducing a new method of production -by
widening the rooms from! twelve to sixteen feet, and these wide places were
dangerous to life and limb, and also claiming that through this' change two
men bad been killed. We held several meetings with the local union, and
finally they appointed a deputation to interview the management along with
us. After discussing the situation at some length the management absolutely
refused to revert to the old, system, claiming the fatal accidents had occurred,
in the narrow places. -We found that we were not in a position to force or
demand the Coal Company to comply- with the request of the men, as these
Wide places had already" been covered In the general agreement.^ Finally, the
men not affected, d'ecide'd to go back to work: We did not, however, advise
tho'se who were employed in. those'dangerous places to resume work, but the
Coal-Company agreed to give themTall work in some other part of tbe mine,
pending an examination of the dangerous places by the District Mine Inspector, and Brother Gray, along with the pit committee1 aiid those who made the
examination, gave me to understand that their report was* satisfactory, to all
concerned, and the men have been working in wide places ever since,    v
Golden WestSuspension '        ' • •
Acting under instruction from International Secretary Edwin Perry to
investigate tho dispute in Local 1959, Taber, I first interviewed President
paid on the same tonnage rates as for forked coal. We held a special'mass
meeting of this local in order to discuss the question in.dispute, and finally,
the men decided to draw up, a scale of wages on that particular work. Bro.
Carl Theodorovitch and myself presented the proposed scale-of wages to the
Coal Company and it was rejected. The following day tho men involved
decided to quit work until the dispute was finally settled. The mine was idle
about five days -\yhen the Coal Company agreed to sign the agreement which
was satlsfactory-to the men.
Coleman Suspension
I presume that the details of this dispute is already covered ln the vice-
president's report.
Bellevue Suspension
Including Frank and Blairmore suspensions, which are already covered
in the president's and vice-president's reports, it will bo unnecssary for me
to go over tho same ground .
Eureka Suspension
Tho miners at this camp decided to quit work on tlie 28th of September,
1912, after working for nearly threo months without \yages. It seems they
received one-third of their wages duo for the month of July, and since that
timo the minors have only received promises that thoir wages would bo
forthcoming. I took this mattor up, accompanied by the local offlcors, with
Iho manager, and ho gave me to understand the position of tho Coal Company
was such that they could not possibly pay ono cent In wages, which tho
miners wero entitled to, ancl ho also pointed out that they ;were, through an.
agent, negotiating a deal In England and ovcntually matters would bo straight-
i-nod out. This did not meet with my'approval, and I Informed hlniof iny
Intention to advise tbe District officers to place tho matter In tho hands of a
solicitor, nnd lo enable tlio organization to protect its membership, and forwarded full report of my Investigation to tho Prosldont of tbo Distriot, who,
I prosnino. will'cover tlio wholo of tho situation ln his report, ami tho action
inken by hlni concerning same. I lmvo also endeavored to settlo numorous
other disputes throughout tho District, somo of which I waB unable to settlo,
but thoy woro turned In with full details to tho president ot tho District,
«h por ngreoitioiit,
ToKothor with International Organlzor Curl Thoodorovltch, wo woro sue-
cnsHful In rrorKonUlnn I-ocnl 2877, Corbin; Local 2103, Blalrmoro; Local 2829,
Mnplo Loaf; Local 2352, PasBburg; Locnl IMl). Burmls; and Local -181, Uoavor
Local Officers
Slnco I havo boon In offlco I have nxporlonood «roat difficulty in tho
smnllor camps In obtnlnlns tho wpitIppp of men lo tnko tbo vnrlmiH offices
required for thn locals, and I would hukrohI this convontlon tako this mnttor
up and adopt somo mothoil whoreby Hocrotarlns at least could,net for two or
moro locals until such tlmn uh a locnl could sustain « jiormnnnnt paid socro-
tnry. If this woro dono I bnllnvo It. would bo advnntanoous to tho District
as a wholo,
International Qoard Meetings
1 have attended sovnrnl IiiUmintlonnl board mooting at Indianapolis, Ind.
Tho business transacted by this board was ot an Iiitonmtloiinl character,
outside of which wan Iho liquidation of.tho responsibility of District 18. .The
amount, I presuma, will bn covorcd in your District offlcors' roporl.s,„ttH It
wns nociissnry for I bom to proceed tq hwdnusrlprs In order to havo n clearer
undorstandlnii with rnirnrd to tho arrnnRomonts nrrlvod at botwoon thorn-
solves nnd tbo rwddent offlcors of tlio International Union.
Edmonton Field
Actlnw imdnr Instructions from thw District Kxocutlvo noa'rd of •IMftfrlei
18, Brother John W. Uckoy, International orKimlior, and mys-ilf proceeded
Into tlio northern field.   With regardvto InviistlKnttnB conditions, and Uio ad-
vlsnblllty of orfianlslng that section of the country we respectfully submit for
I'ttit*. fitiftttt-itirttHfwi tbo ro«mII of nur mission In the abovo named field.
Mines In and Around Edmonton •
Clover Har Mino—20 mon employed, MlnppinK by mtivw, couluwl ute/.
27V4 cents por car ot 1000 lbs,   Pillar work, 25 cents per car of 1000 lb*
Timbormen 12.50 por day. Tracklayers 12.50 per da)-.   Drivers J2.50 per day.
Humorstono Drift—Six men employed, shipping by wauon.
\0ia\i Mlnf—Men employed on repair work.
Daly's Mine—Threo mon employed, repair work.
BtAndard Mino—Not opened.
Star Mino and City Mino—Not opened.
Prank Mlno—Flvo mon employed, shipping by wagon,
niaek Diamond Collieries—Twelve men employed, shipping by wagon,
Great West Coal Company—Four men employed, ropalr work.
Tho Western Coal Compttiy-Fourtcw men employed, shipping bt wagon.
Tho Dawson Coal Company—Three men employed, sinking a new shaft,
and a numbHT of smull mUim kIUmUmI on uach able of the flftsV«frhi.w*n rlwr,
employing from 18 to *0 mon In tho winter mouths.        , ,
T*ln citr Coal Company- Fifty 10*0 employed, working ravxlat wraugii'
out the year.  Contract rates: unlrles I3.R0 p«r y^d, • ft ,wlde,J ft high.
Iloonia 60 cents per ton of 2240 lbs. orer « iiwo-lneh aereen
|8.<W per day.   Drivers IS.80 per day.   Pushen 11W P** day.
Alberta ,Coal'Company, Ltd.—Seventy men, employed;';?W9i;kin*g^steady!'
Contract Tates^Plck-mine^oal 90 cents per ton of 2240.1l^'..oyer^aiwo-inch
screen. This" jal'sb, includes 'timbering., Yardage , ?1.00 -per^yard-; bn-^entries.
Drivers ?3.00 per day.; Powder,$5.60.^per bo* of-24 lbs.":Hpuse\coaL$2"i6-.per
load.  -Board ?5.50 per week.   Jiunkhouse"conditions in„a filthy.st^te.^-',.- "x *•-
Cardiff Mines—Fifty men .-"employed, working steady. .-.Contract^ rates:'
Machine"men and helpers $1.25,Tpar place, average width.12 ft? ".Loaders contract 50,cents'per car of 3% tons.;" Loaders, company work, .$2.80v per-day^
Timbermen 30 cents per.set.-'HelpersiO'cents per put, vDriT!«M'$3.00.p'er,dfty,"
-Powder $5.60 per. keg of 24' lbs.,' House,coal $2.50 per load.?'Board $5.503.por
'^r President.
business policy'wbifelr
It-,was, the 3 key .to=
inatterVhe^detalt -yitB"
tion to,'transact•anyVbUslness^'wIth" the:embfo"yee"s-oiiVtheir ".property."J"- OC,>r'A<X;77*^
iier, "wiien'Jt is In,tbe;pbwer;-of.an'empld^ing.company, by„virtue" of.the fact"-]
that it holds'the deed'to-a parcel of the,earUx's^surfaQe,'' to -interfere -with-theif '.X ,,..'„y
right'trjjof'other men tb^lawfullyiassemble/foripleasure 6f;proflt,-'or to belohgi-^<,f?:'.v^-
tb"a labbKunion or other'lawful society, Just',because'those mien'ar9.„compelIed.<".';-, \. v;-
week. . Company .boarding house. "■     . ,. l    - •"  . s   . *      <
Jarvis Coal Company,"Ltd.—Thirty men employed, workipg steady.- .Con.'
tract'rates: Entries-85 cents per car of 1,120 lbs. Rooms 32$".cents per car
of 1120 lbs. Timbermen $2,75 per day. Tracklayers $2.80"per dfiy," Drivers
$3.00'per,day;?- Pump men $2.50-per*day. Powder $4.00 per keg of 24 "lbs."
House coal $2.50. per load.   Board.$5.50 per week.- Bunkhouse in a( filthy
condition.      "-"'; " ' * '    , " „',"" ^. .'-"'„'" ',   "'"-•••-   ,.
Jasper Part Collieries—125 men employed,'working steady'throughout
the year: Contract'rates: * Entries $10.00 per yard, ,10 ft, wide, and 8 ft. high'.
Rooms 55 cents per ton of 2240 lbs. Pillar work 45 cents per ton' of 2240" lbs.'
Company work $3.00 per day. Outsidelabor $2,50 to'$2.75 per day.; Powder
35. cents per lb. Caps 7 cents each. House coal $4.13 per load. House-Vent
$12 per montA for house size.24x24, without light or1 water. Provisions:
flour $4.75 per 100 lbs., potatoes $5.p(> per 100 lbs!, butter .50. cents per lb.,
eggs 40 cents per dozen, meat'22^ to 25 cents^per lb.- Company store,'com.
pany boarding .bouse and company bunkhouse. ." < v _ .' v. -*. , ' '
Drinnan Mine—Five miles east of Jasper"'Park collieries, twelve men
employed prospecting.      .   ' "      , - A  X -   ,,   .    ,-'.-,    ■'
-' Yellowhead .Pass .Coal Company—Seventy men, employed, all .working on
company work. .Miners $3.50 per day,;$4.00 for wet places. ^Backhands $3.00
per day, $3.50 wet.places. Board $26.00'per month... Shipping about twoVcars
per day. .■;,   ..."      '      . '..';  -   ,. „    ASX': ,;      -*,-**...•'-
\ Mountain Fark Coal Company-^Fifty "men employed at company;work.-
Wages $3.00"per day (wet or dry.) Board $1:00,per;day..^This mine is alti£
ated thirty miles-south of the Yellowhead collieriesr,arid J/ill not.be shipping
coal until next fall, 1913. "      ..    -       .    -      v.\\  ~l . ■' ' '"-a
' Pacific Pass Coal Company, Ltd.—TheEe "mines „are situated 22 miles
southeast bf the Yellowhead. Fifty men employed.,'. Nine miles of steel to .be,,
laid before they commence shipping.' Contract rates: Slopes $12.00 per yard,"
12 ft. "wide by ,7:ft. high. Timber 75 cents per set: Entries $8.00 per yard,:
9 ft, wide by 7 ft. 9 in. high. .Timber 75 cents per set. Ponder 35 cents, per
lb. Caps"6 cents each. Drivers $3.00 per day'and board. 'Outside labor $2.00
per day and board.   Board $27.00 per month.    ,       ' .,   " \ \"~~-x ■'*■
Brazeau Mines'—Fifteen men employed prospecting.   Situated ,20 miles
'south.of the-Pacific pass. -   • ■•■ -      ;    '      ._•■■,..•
McLeod Collierjr—Nineteen men employed, -" shipping." Contract, rates:'
Slopes $18.00 "per yard, 8 ft. wide by 7 ft; fiigh.-; Entries "$10.00 per yard? 8 ft.
wide by 7 ft. high. Dipes $6.00 per'yard,u5 ft.-wide by 7 fkhigh"; r_ - -' L/';.,-.
,.-'*'.[ - Camrose.IDi8trl.ct' -;. '". ' - .r ~V .-'-;;',"-•;;:
Battle River, Coal Company—This mine is situated 13'miles east.of Cam-
rose on the .Grand Trunk Pacific railway. Thirty men employed,' shipping.
Contract rates: " $2.00 per yard per place,,dimensions 8 ft. wide by"6 ft^.bigh.
Machine-men $3.50 per'day.. Timbermen .50 cents to $1.00 per set'L,Outside
labor $2.40 per day. Powder $1.25 per" box. Board $5-.50, per'week.'*; - -r- \''--'y
'^. Bawlf Colliery—Closed ^vn,. refusing to' pay, wages.,to the ..employees,.
Situated nine,miles east of Camfose. on .the", Canadian Northern railway.^* -y
Galician Mines—Not opfenedyet..^'   -.:■,_ - _ ^  ^'"^"> -, * y " *";-, y__yL_[_
Round Hill Colliery—This mine_ls sltuateai7 miles, north of'Camrqse-on-
the Canadian Pacific railway., 25 .men .employed (mostly farmer's.).' Con-',
tract rates: $1.00 for 2240 lbs., screen coal. ^ Company men $2.50 to $3.00.
per day.^ Board $5.50 p«r week;. Shipping about two cars coal-per day/ „-', •
Stoney Creek Coal Company, Ltd.—This mine is situated two miles south
of" Camrose, shipping by wagons. Five ,men".employed. Contract, rate's: 20
cents per car of 800 lbs. -Company work $3.00 per day. Board $5.50 per week.
• Saskatoon Coal Company—Th'ls mine Is situated 8 miles east of Camrose
on the Canadian Northern railway. Twelve' ifien employed, .all working jon
repair, work. ^ ■. '    •" ..."."
The above are the chief mines in operation In this district. After a
careful and thorough investigation we find the majority ,bf the men we in^
tervlewed are in favor ot organizing and are, willing to become members of'
tho United Mine Workers of America, but seemingly thejr-are bjtterly" opposed to becoming part of District-18. They claim they were sadly neglected
and could not havo a representative of District 18 to attend to their grtov.
ances when requested byrthe local unions. Also tho men believe,tha.rate of
wages paid In District 18 will bo the basis in the northern fleld.'VWe believe
that an organize tion,, of the United Mine Workers of America coin be\ established in this field, but not.wlthout considerable opposition on the,part of the-
operators, and some of the men. In our opinion ln some of the "camps it will
cause a strike. However, knowing it will be a long and tedious Job ;to organize this" field wo would recommend forming a' sub-district to bo attachod to
District 18. Wo also recommend that a representative bo placed In tho' field.
The Mino Workers aro In favor of an International representative'to look
after and attend to their interests and to tho boat Interests of, tho United.
Mine Workers of America.
.   , Fraternally yours,
1  T, Q. HARRIEB, I, B. M,'
P.S. Having carefully, considorod our report on tbo Edmonton flold, 'and
having thoroughly discussed tho matter with tho Exocutlvo Board of District
18, wo would further explain and qualify our report by saying that at this
tlmb.wo do not, behove that Uio District,and International Union'would bo
Justified in accepting tho responsibility that would bo attondant upon our
organisation In that flold. Our rocommcndatlqp ns to tho method to bo
adopted Is naturally dependent upon the Distriot and International to organ-
Iso that'flold. Wo would suggest,.however, that such action,bo deferred until such timo as-further development would"facilitate tho work of .organisation.
T.O.H.    J.W.L,
.   Conclusion '  • •
Slnco accepting tbls position In tbo Unltad Mino Workors of America, I
have not boon unmindful of the complications that lmvo oxlstod within tho
ranks of our membership, rognrdloas of the opposition of tho operator, nnd
tho organized opposition that Is within tho organization, I lmvo oarnostly,
faithfully and honontly porformed my duties. Howovor, 1 have no doslro to
classify myBolf aB bolng porfoct, but I liavo no apology to mako for noRloct
of duty. Those who havo bitterly nsiallpd nty porioimlly and 'otherwise I
have nothing to any oxcopt that I tiollevo timo will convince tbem that thoy
havo been mistaken, nnd that thoy lmvo had no cause or excuse to mlsropro.
sent, nbuso or vilify mo. ,	
To'llio many hundreds of our membership who hnvo loyally stipportod
mo, I doslro to oxpross my Blncoro appreciation, hot mo Uikb this opportunity of saying that thoy will nover lmvo' cnuso to rotirot having roposod tliolr
eonfldonco In mo, ',..•.•'■„       .        . ,        ,       , ,
My relations with my associate'ofricord. as far as I know, have boon of
a friendly character.      , ,      ■ .       	
Lot mo oxpress tho hopo that ovory. delegate at this convention will do
bis diity in promoting poaco, harmony,,and aood-will within our ranks. The
work of this convention should bo of such a nature that wo will return to
our homoa mow determined than over to succeed In our efforts to organise
' "', ,' i        ,' ,\'t", t.J...'rtttrt ' wl*,r*rtil**' *i't* t*$*1   \*i   Mir. tlnqp
and educatu ww»tii»w utm h«jj** «,«mJj.i*'»-"» -.    ■■„'-»
iiui toninA tbt> •miibbtnrr'y'r.f ^rodurtlnn,
Ilbspocttully submitted
:    (SlKned)   T. Q. HARRIES,
ti    ,.-w....»,:. international Iloard Memeber
by force "of clKumstances;toljlvevon "the ground^ to, wblch Jsuch Companj-JbaB-jj'-o.'^
title;"iris hlgh'tim^'that legtslatlbn,.be.enacted.to"r,omedy»the inJust|^ftnd|^,>
safeguardthe free citizenship bf, men living under such conditions.'; .l;Her«rg:;.fr ^-,-'
ed the delegates* tb advocate* a'nionr. vigorous Interest*, in vthe political af fairs1 l^'Ev
of- tho.couritryr. Unlte"onvtbO;pbllticaras.well' as on'theindustrial.'ileld'wa^> "*;.',
the'slogaifof hls'aptieai.^-":-/^a'\^!}}?s7A,i'A;7 [£-a\si£iC"•".-. , K\\-',;■'"'
•f"."" The discussion brought out In connection-with thia, many resolutions was.'.   "*'
advisedly brief and' to, tho. point, "and particularly/those .bearing on ttiework^v;
of the legislation committee,1 this being, due moro, perhaps, to: tbe "fact that*"',-
the B. C. Federation of,Labor were meeting'in session the fellowing Monday--    ■.
than to any-desire.to curtail the debate.      Most of the resolutions seeking-.• >,• ■"
amendments to the Compensation. Act and"-the Election Act wero endQrsed.^;,:.-
by the Convention and recommended for the consideration of the B. C. Fed-1'    ,
,eratlbn,'and which would, no doubt, be ably presented to that.body by the tw»
delegates .elected.' 'i      . . ;','.', '   -' ■ "-  ' .'.' -»--""    ' •A-\'.''"r~ ■■ 7"*?yX\X X
• , OnVhe second^day I was given the opportunIty"t$"extehd frateriial'greetA, -7
Ings and'in doing so presented a brief outline "of the history of ourlate Btrujggle- ;* ."'
with'the;Operators;' also "reviewed the" progress of our ^organization generallr''    v
an^relterated the appreciation^by^'our'last delegate, J. B.,Smlth,.for'tlie"prac-*-'>.
tlcarassistanoe we had received atHhelr'hands in prosecuting the :kzrus case;':', A
On a Five Acre Farm
• •;. :■ '■•y tlfat's Wft ;Yoiifileall»aiv^ l: f
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S7-"^-^ ."• - British- Columbia ineeds.. men".with''ambition'-- X-\ ■,.;.,>'   ^
• .-.'•''.''V'^Qeirgy^'and backbone today. -'Meii;who have' grit.v;^'-^.P,yx j/-.
;in their make-up fmen\-\vho,have faith, in ihem-V"' ■"."   § !'
-selves.- - ,   •• -■."■'■ ..   ."     . ;. - -yy±ys ,  y< - .j.-M'-*
,   ...-■ "Are you-such aman|>:- y\- - -. ,;•. -"",•£ •^* y;'AlxAjg'.
A   A   Are yoti willing -to Vork-^-for; yourself tx^yx ~i'
f~ ■     *        -9. *■      t" ^ •*       A.    *   9. i Ir       i l 1     L -
'-"-'    '-Are-you'willing"to niake*money-^—for yourself?
$Y y t' Poyou^want tq be healthyjThappy, carefree? :;-   ,
7 ra^ LISTEN,'TO ^SY^A'^xXAAXi
'-". ;• • '• Rigl\t nt your dorr in;the Creston District aro: ,
,-\'a number of small farms, with'the richest*and-most -
7 fertile" 'soil, on this continent; vWherer chops' are" :
"   BIG, where demand is steady,"-\vhero" markets are -
,,handv,^and where successes sure.' l1 '", ,, ; - - -.
"■''■ ,. . These-farms are'.waiting for" men1—the right -^
" ■"'•kind7 of men.'' Men who'will work and.make ,'gdod, -,
'. us dozens have done before themi, .» n<y ."' v-
. ■'" You can do as well as these-men'.- Even' with;
' "out practical experience you can start saving from,'
, $1500 to $2000 after your first-year.;-,"'';•■   .,'-_ ,
■-   -    Write us for-more'particulars,'it; is-to your;--
-: interest and ours and you urc' under no obligation'
to purchase.   . ' •;,, ,''.•,-    , '       '"'.,;
Wo aro not philanthropists, neither are. wo
hogs, and are ■svilling to'slm'ro a good'thing,.
E. Ross Mackenzie
-      • '       , ■   * -      i    ,i    .,       :,*■     '
Bales Agent for the Owners "
P.O.Box 519 — Phono 89
•Fernie, British OSlumbia   ',  ^
tlmlOili, illt'U
SiSSL I lw« of aixtttti* rtteki. Board IJ6.00 per month., ■,
Report of Frat. Delegate to Dist. 6
Convention, W.F.M.-A. j.Carter
.. .    ■■■ .   i Lothbrldge. AHa., Peb. nth, 1013.
To the Delegstes and Qfttoew »tttndliif JBw T««th Annual Gontanttbn, T>1»-
trict 18. U. M. W.ot A. V' .   '      '','*'     '', „    .,    ,
: Aa Pratrrnal netejtat*, Uf wtson ot tho resignation ol your ui-HoaUent
W. n. Powell, at the annti*V«OBt«nUorf*f W»trict«, Weatern Federation of
Miner*, held at Nelson, Jsnuair *«*. »>»• *•«l0 ***>* U»»t t »■• preaent at
the opening of the Contention, nt tbo ouUet of wWoh thoro was an appoal to
lh* dele*»tot. on iccount ot tho Investigation Board Wng In *ei«lon, to push
PowAtr 11,K0 per their deliberations vUKM mth m* as poslbte, eipecltlly in consideration
bf tho Met mt ITesldoot »**W«>» *M *«l«*4 lB l****aLlft* ^» mla«»
Why Don't You Take
A Good  Spiring Tonic
You nouU It—Everybody noods It—Wo nil heod a Sprlnk Wooil
clnaiisor, norvo tonlo nndf bracor.   When you got up ln tho mornlnu,
. tired; lazy—at tlio broahfnst tablo'no appottto for food—at your dally
work no umbltlon or nblllty-rnotlilnR aecompllHliod nil day but yawn
and stretch—your system nooils bmolnir, your nerves noed .aotUIng:
' your onoruloM noml roeonBiructliiff, I^it us show'you tho best Spring
tonlos for all nines and under all conditions, tho hind that will olonnso,
„ your Jrtqod—restore,your nppotlto—brnco youup—Blvor you 'doslro and
ability for.'work,' play or siuily—a troritm'ont "in ovory'"foBp'e'ct "that '^111"
koop yoti* woll and happy oil Bu minor, ', ''"'■'''"
DRuaaiBi ahd.Stationer "    rawni, b.o.
OatsMe Ubnr
■ '*'■''■"'.''Over McLean's',Drug Store "'-:;\''-'Z:~
Our now Sultinss are hero, Splendid wearers,
hsndsomo tweeds and wonteds. Drop In and in*
spect thorn.
Latent New York and Paris'Stylos r    .
'   Osnulne Frsneh 8y«tW of Ory Ofonrifng
Ladles' Fsncy Osrmonts n-^poolsUyf <* »>ath«rs,
Furs, aiovca^ hti&lty'.or.iWtt Hftts'.efoanod. or
dyod snd blooked, any style.
At rsasonsblo prices.
'  . ir 'rt '       -'   ■■    .  -
' Oot-of-towo trot* Attended to promptly v- x x
^~. ■£)?t&'~^&r*: ^^*V*'"-V. ,,n>.>
■* -jt
. ;--.«'^-.-ty ?A\■&,, -y
~j,'~- -^ , **«. j.?r ", *^. x . *
7^  i
*    v-
'•; -s., t.
One of the
J.;J. ECKSTORMV^ ?pp0p;
^ 1; Or. de Van's female Pills
ix /:fWm^^^.^^^.
At McDo'ugali, Mgi "
It- .ti,.
;'Yo^alwaysWelcofe here'
JC:lean^Ri)oms, Best of
-^ -'Food fand every- *
"JlTX\   attention- ■-'- ' ' -
5Mariufacturepis of and Deal-
; ers in alf kinds of Rough *
V; and Dressed Lumber
Sendyis'youp orders
-«x 'A
Best .Commercial* House
*<-:' 'l.tnthe.J^ass    ' ;
Excellent Cuisine
-'; Wholesale.Liquor Dealer
Dry Goods, Groceries,'Boots and Shoes
Gents' Furnishings , ''  .,-
i a <
BELLEVUE, Alberta,
Fernie; *Cigar Store
and Hairdressing Parlor
Billiards, and Pool
' y        < ■   -\ •,     •
Ben Wallace  -   Mgr.
:,ZaprowadzenIe  ustroju ?"so^"alIsibz*;
uego zaleiy giownie od.dwochiwaruV-
kbw. ""■"*' "".-  -"[••-.. *-9-■.*■*-.---v- -
—Plerws'zy;- aby ekonomi'ezn'e waW
kl.,rozwoju, produkcyl krajowej^byly
dostatecznle dojrzale.-'     v.r'7L>
.;,I)rugI;.'£by„maayjudnosei" byly doa-
tptpeftle 'aswiadomlone j forgarilzovv-
ane,/.y~,_A*~    '"<"*.; A-".''
".Pi'ewszy'warunek V Stanac"^ Zjed-
noczonych postepuje w "tym" kleruhku
■prawio automatyeziitei szybkoV'' ;,
':Jedna-za -druga," gale'zle .wlelktego
przemyslu'.ulegaja koncentracyl fsta-
ja"sie prywatnemi monopolami,'"- - :  '
. Nlektore-z nicii, jak naprzyklad naf-
towy trust,-lub^mlesny; do tego stop-.
nia dojrzaly, ze nawet lcapitalltsyczny
rzad.Tafta ufalcl  sle tego objawu i
■zaczarte trusty.dzleiic na czesci." -
• ;>Nle dose tego.vze k^?a p'racujaca \.
Stanach Zjedhoczonych leraz d'opierb
zacsypVpojinowac,- lz'tadustryalna- br-
ganlzacya "jest" wyzsza,' vr poro"wnanln
do~ Pojedyaczych zawodowych zwiaz-
kow, ale ameryftanscy kapitailsci juz
da\wio'"zapypwaSzIII   pomiedzy   soba
>koaHcye>;p6krewnych   soMe  przem'y-
vslow.J ■.''-"•    Xx "■■ "  ""   ■
' rtak: trust- miesny jest :w najscls-'
lejszem porozumieuiu z^trustami zyw-
.nosclqwemL' (mieso—zboze, maka, kro-
chmal, Ja'ja, mieko.) -"   '    __ -' \   'X
,.KoIeje zelazno^ skbligacily ,sie" znow
z zegluga; 2 kopalnlaml wo gla, wytap-
Ianiemzelaza 4 turstem drzewnym. ?
.yR61nictwo-:w-..Stanach  Zjednobzon,-
Vch ..jedno'czesttie przebyvva parcelac
yb ziemi.a^zarazem kapitalizuje sle,
czylt.'uzalezn-ia^od. b'anko.w,,kblej zel-
aznych, trustu narze'dz! rolniczych i
zywribsoiowych'itd.    "'
" A'-nad temi wszystklemi zesrbdkow-
anemi galeziami'przemy slu kroluje i
rzadzi   centralna . wla / dzapieniezny
trust' (Wall- Street) ,'• czyli zorganizow-,
any i uruchpmib'ny-wblny kapital/
W bledzle sa'pisarze socyalistyczni
amerykanscy,-'gdy mowia, iz caly ten
wolny^-ka'pital, natlezy do" nielic'zerij
gartski magna tow;," bo jakkolwiek ta
ntewlelka Hczba. ludzl trzecie calem
bogactwem kraju,] to jednakze procz
Wlasnej got6wki,0"zmuszona-'jest obfi,
anyindustryalnie. dla walki' ekonomd"c:
znej,--*'—~y ■    ■ ;..,  .'    	
, -Tak-zorganizo^wany .proletaryat' nie^
zaleznle 0d walki polityeznej'^w kon':'
gresic-powinien bezustannie atakowac
kapitallzm-wszedzie; gdzib^tyiko^ ku
temu nadarzysie sposobn'osc,v dia po-
prawjenia swojego materyalnegb polo-
l'zenia.-..', ""*,--    *■'    •   -,.*,,*.   *.
...Prz^uz^Tiraniu jednoczesnieyobu ak-
cyj, kazde-' ekonoraiczne zwyciestwo
moze b-ye'w drodze prawodawczej ule-
galizowane.        \/[
_,Industryalnevorganizowanlb',sie kla-
sy.pracujacej jest', waznom ^eszczo z
tego \?zgledu, iz uidblnl ja technicznie
i admlntstracyjhle do objecia spusciz-
ny po kapltalizmle.     .
Czyli. ze naj\vazniejsz^ przygotowa-
wcza strona ruchu socyallstyc'znegb w
Stanach ZJednocaonych. jak i wszed-
zie, polega przedewszystkiem na us-
wiadamianiu i organizowaniu proleta-
re ■„"■.;
ner they hear some Weaker deal witt      WJa JUJOBtt,,
fn', T^*^^. ***™- ^~ Albert Labor company has jU8t
r-: --,      By.W. Thome, M, P.     ^
'.The labor unrest of the past two
jean has been the subject of Tnany
ar acles ,n the press; sermons in the
Pulpit; .speeches on the political platform,, aU, giving forth various'theories
as to the cause ana making various
IHSWjtioaB as to the remedies to be
hX2!f 1 '1Q °rder *hat Vhe^ -^">»p
might-bemade more amenable to discipline and the employers-brought to
adopt a more   generous
V PRINCE ALBERT, Sask.,' Feb, 18.-
Mouls thnt taste'liko
mothov usud to conic
Liquor Co.
Best in the Pass
,   Jog, OraMon,, Proprietor,    '
...      >-^
« m
^Mail Orders receive
prompt attention; .
List of Locals District 18
2877 .
Bankhead....;......; p. Wbontloy, nanklioad, Alia.
«oav«r Greek , .-. d. Kom p, Beavor Creek, via Plneher. '
Bel ovuo jm(m BlirkCf nflX 3fl nol|0v,IO A1(
»W«ww W. U Mvaiu, Walrtnoro, Alta.
liiirmln  i   twv,vm.i.„  r>.    .     ...
•S«™"   » i M,tcbe"-°«r».ond«le, Coleman. Alta.   ;
canmore,  ^. D. ThnoliuV, Canmore, AHn.:
Coleman .,,, w. Qraham, Coleman, Alta.
2!    ,* V.'. J* Jo^9,'Oorl,|n- »• °-
Chinook Min j, santonl, Chinook Mlnoi, AJta.
S?^tf   C,^"'v"" J- »• Thornhlll, Diamond City, Lethbrldnre,
^^J?1 • • ,' Thoi, Uphill, Pernle, B. O,
■vnnk..'.\,...,,,.,-,,, Rvan Morgan, Prank; AH«.
H?™*', ; w» naldemtone, Hoimor, n„ C. .
7,,/S*Ii ' J*** °°r,,0D» Hlllorait, Alta,
lX!!2i?™H*7*'"iL Moor8',W1 BlMh Avonuo' N- '^bridge.
uJJu rM ?0,,ler,w- .*««* »artinsliam. Coalhurat. Alta.
m.ILV  ;t nobert T,ly,0,■• M"P!> L»*'. n»iim« Mtt,  ,
mam .„..,. M, DurpdII| M!cbe, a 0
UoajKh «ta.....,.._. wm. Hjnd, nein V. O. TaDer, Alta.
n     i*m ••♦•••• A. Zuikar, Paeebttrf, Alta.
STw '"' Gwr Jordan'' H***1 Co»»»«lMr LtthbrUft, Alu
**0OT •......♦ A Patteraon, taber, Attn
ktoremi;Ba:" banki qazczediios'cio-we'(a
teraz r pocztowe); ktorycij ;depozyta
w,'rokul912' przenosily 414 mlllard'a
.dblarow—I towarzystwa asekura'cyjiie,
lUor.e tylko w Jednym'i912 rpku'iiiialy
przewyzkt dochodu I n'ad- rozchodem
przeszlo 270 mllionow dolai;o\v. "■ '"
,Cala ta masa pleniedzy'pochodzl ze
sferyldrobnego' mleszczanstwa I zam-
oziiiejszych robotnlkow, a.idzie'do roz-
porzat'zcnla pieniezhegb trustu.X-
Czyli, kapitalistyczny, UBtroj tak jest
urzadzony, iz drobne mio szczanshvo
I zamoznlojsl robotnl cy sami na sieble"
bnt zhuszoni kreqic, oddajao swojo'cil'-"
wllowo oszezedno8el do.rozporzaaz'el-
na'pieniezncgo.tru'sUi, tego lichwiarza
1 nh'jwlokszogo nleprzyjaclela -klasy'
pracujacej  '
(Nn ten .fnkt zndon jaazczo socyal-
iatn iimoryknnskl nle zwronll mv:i«l,
nlo wclnz prawla 0 gavatco magnaiow',
, Pozatom amerykansklemu plenlzno-
mu trustowl pdzyczaja nn nmly pro.
cent—Frimeyn 1 Anglla,
-Tak wldzlmy, wleksza czcrq amery-
Icansklch wnrunkow okon'omlcznycli
juz- doiraala do ujipolocwiionln, nlbo
Hzybko dojrzowa.
Chodzl wIqc 0 ton drugl warunok,
to-Jost, aby maHa ludnotiul doHtatoc-
unio byly iiBwladomlonu I zorganizow-
ftiio.—nnd czoni jiownznr pracn deplore slo na prawdo rozpbczola. -•
t Sooyallfltycsiiiy'porzndok mozoznp-
anowao, kliidy, jogo, etronnley 1 -Av^im-
wcy lifiUa talc Hezni; iz sprobnja wydr-
zoo «tor rzadow ss rnk'kapl^nllatycznyc,
Krotka hlatorya Stanow ZJodnoc/o.
nych poiujzii juiH, Iz (lolycli oznz zml-
nnn fitronnlctw I leh Byfltomu rzndzo-
nla, ndbywala nlo dose Klndlto I box
wstr?afliilon: polno bylo przoknpatwa,
Bienchorok 'I 'lilnjil ilnikowanoj—I na
torn nuJczoHRloj konlqo,
Zilarzyl alu Jodnnkzo wyJutoK w
I8()i roku, gdy etronulctwo ropubllkan-
Blclo,' Htnnowczo uinloMnllo W *WOll)l
proRfnmlo, lak waxny punkt, jnk xnio-
Blenlo nlowolnlctwa miirzynow I wto-
dy nlo obetizlo »io boa cxtorolotnloj
wojnj' domowBj. »> ■ !
5I.t0Ro mozna wnoHlo, lis gdy Apmry-
kaiiBlcn 8ooyali«t Parly ro zromi-i w
dotaliloj potogl, Is bodzlo mogla xab-
rno bIo do snlealonla nlowolnlctwa, wo
wsr-ystklch objawach xyoia spolnczno.
K0 to wlody WBzyacy nloBooyRllsoi w
Stanaeb ZJodnoozonyoli,, polnoza «lo
pweclw A. 8, P, (na malonka nhnlo
mlellBmy probVe tf»i»n w Mii«»^iVoftV
1 01OX6 prrtyjto do dtraernni rnzprnwy
stwolcnnlkow itarego ladu c nowym.
JednaVxe, cxem wloeej bodxlo xor-
ganlxowanych 1 uewladomlonyoh pro-
lotnryiiMy,-.xeom bar dxlej tondenoyo
BOoyaUatycxne boda rornownwrhnlniif.
torn w dnnym raelo latwlojgxo bedzla
«wycloitwo-4 mnlejixe wldokl krwl
fciitom najwlenlojxxa rxecxa jeit pro.
Pftganda xoaad looyalltmu, czyli cdiv
Kiwya mai.
Socyallxm, Jak wladomo, rtxlnln w
ntareilo wuyitltleh ludsl, eal«] raiy
ludzlcfuj; alu poniewaz obwnlo do pok.
wywdwnyeh pne wainlo naleca pro.
learyntte,-W|ec n»Jpllnle)«» rxecxa
J««t, Jesxexo torax, poarod kapltallaty-
««n«go utro|tip itarao Me wydxlorao
«eao nudwytW , wj, lcapf(Miufl0w dla
nl«ctorptoccgo »wlokl ixilepnienkA doll
P/oleiaryatu 1 tym ■pdabbem wimoo-
nlwla go do doeydujneej wnlld.
Chodxl wlee. aby proletaryat byl nb
•tylko uawladomlony, ai» xorganltow-
,JI pcivpri minaiori.del West Virginia
da tranquque pacific! 'sciopemnti,' so^
no divenuti altrettanti martiri," es'posti
a--tutti i sbprusi, infamie e'violenze
ndii-'solo della, sbirragiia delle compag-'
me, ma anche' della milizia Statale. ' *
Nel "distrettb- di Kanawha vl sono
500,-spldati."  .    -..,   . .      -
.L'altro.giorno parecchie centinaia
di scioperariti-uomini, do'nne e.fanci-
ulU—si recaroho aCharlestbn, W. Va
per esp'orre le lord q'tierimonle al go\^
ernatore.. Alia vista di quello sciame
di poverl derelitti,.le autorita credet-
tem che essi volessero dar 1'assalto al
^alazzo del governatore per impadron-
irsi di lui e fame giustizia aofcmaria.
In un batter d'occhio. comparvero -sul-
la scena due compagnie di" soldalti, i
quali arrestarono tutti quegii' scioper-
anti—compress! donne e fanclulll—e
li condussero a Paint Creek Junction
per esservi giudicati.      '   .    .    ,   - '
La "citta di Charlestbn e guardata'da
un forte nerbo di truppe,,per timore
di qualche attacco da parte dei">lna.
tori in sciopero. " -    "  , ,'    .,
■Non passa giorno". che noti vengano
operate parecchi-arrest!-e fra gli'ar-
-restati vi e anche la veneranda "Mother Jones,".laVec'chleretfa che Hvotu'
-'coil-entusiasmq-'defla gibventu per "la'
causa operate..li-auo arrestb ha pro-
dotto enorme "indignazione.    "  - . .--
Martedi ad Elk Ridge brucio'11 'grand
lavatoio' dercarb'orie ed"i danni asces-
ero a 46'mila dollar!, Gli scioperanti
vennero accusati di avero appiccato
ll.fuoco per.vendetta\erso'la compag-
nia, 0 moltl dl essi vonnero tratti In
- Nella zona dello sciopero rogna \m
voro terroro e so non si verra presto
ad un amichevole -acconiodamento
succederanno indubblamonte dol fatti
deplorevolissinii,    ,'
Nello mlnloro dl Georgetown e West.
Wllo, Ills., ad eccolzone.'cU"quello dl
Dorlng No. 1, 2, 3, 4. vfal lavora tuMI
I glorni, '   *'
A dntaro dnl jirlmo dol corronte Fob-
bralo h> "Lohlgli' Valloy Coal Co.," in
I'ensHvanln, ha eonaldorovolmenlo nu-
♦»,««^    , x       ~    ~"-r   attitude"in
tbeir. relations to: th^ir   workpeonle
Large,numberg of good-natured, peo-
Pie have spoken and written sympa
tbetically about the claims of labor
and have suggested all sorts of meth-
ods by which the relationship between'
employers and workpeople might- bo
improved, ■ m the midst of all this'
theorising and the giving of good id-
vice.-the   workers  themselves  havo
been experiencing the eveC increasing
cost of living,  the effects of which
tell most heavily op the wage worker
because, whilst the well-to-do can purchase their necessaries in larger quantities at the great stores' and so get
he benefit of a more economical system of shopping,-the poorer sections
of the community are compelled  to
purchase in  small  quantities at 'the'
smaller stores and in a large number
of; cases, particularly '!„ iarg(* tow
depend  upon the"   8mair shopkeeper'
who .gives, credit, and  consequently
charges'higher ."prices than the ordinary, market justifies.     The working-
mans wife, faced with the pVoblem of
higher   prices ^and   the difficulty of
keeping a family^on a wage insuffici-
ent at the best of times, grumbles at
her fate," and  so helps-to  fan into
flame the discontent of the man with
hfe lot.   rt is not difficult to understand, therefore, that the problem of
m Prices, with the relative reductions in wages, is the first and-greatest cause of the industrial revolts that
have lately disturbed the country. - -
■ WhIlst,.howbver, placing the incred-
fng cof of Mving   as .the principal
cause of. the unrest, ft wculd be folly
nr. to, recognize that there are oth*r
important, causes which are operating
to compel the workers to give atten*
fi1-'0™ Prob,ems.;°f their industrial"
"fe , The averagejworker reading his
daily newspaper sees rows of figures
I fGffionsirating--tcrHImnhrbb^u^r
Increase-In the" growth of trade- he
reads, that the imports and exports of
.the country are breaking all records-
he notices that men are dying leaving
fortunes behind them which it would
reauire the labors 0f thousands of
workers    to  PnPn:    ]l)s kttenUo_
drawn to the giving of freak dinners
and the other means of exhausting the
Possibilities of luxury adopted by the
holders of land and capital': and ho
naturally asks himself, "Where do I
coma in?" HIs position proves to
him that whilst tho wealth of the non-
working class |s perpetually i„creaB.
ing, ho finds it Increasingly difficult
to keep the wolf from tlio door.
Another cause foi* discontent among
the workers is tlio continual speeding-
up nnd driving process which is being
ndopled in practically „,, iI1(,U8tl'.lc,J
thoJcod-and-speed system, well known
in tho engineering Industry; by which
the maximum output. Is forced upon
<ho workman In u,e minimum amount
and so the discontent that may have
been dormant is fanned and oV'some
favorable, ^opportunity' "bursts' into
"It would no£ be dealing Tairly witfi"
the situation to pretend that the discontent is represented -solely -by antagonism between empibyers'andHhe
workmen.   There is a great amount
of dissatisfaction among the organized
workers at what tliey consider-to" be
the very slow and"sometimes useless
Policy of the leaders.    AE the pres-
snt time the rank and file of the trade
union, movement are demanding greater ; consolidation in the" ranks.   ' The
cry is(less unions; more amalgamation of, different unions in the same
industries are proceeding apace;  the
younger,members  in the movement
are forcing the pace,   and within-a
short period some of us hope to see
the labor movement, both industrially
and politically, consolidated, so that
we. may by united efforts put an end
to spasmodic outbreaks of industrial
unrest and carry out the principles of
the message left'us by the authors of
the Communist Manifesto:  "Workers
of-'Uio'world, unite; you have a world
to win, and nothing to lose but your
chains"—British Socialist Review.
completed, a doai; for „the purchasing
of a site for a -Labor '.Temple. -. The
tefnple will; be fully modern and constitute, the headquarters for the various Tabor -organizations in the .city.
Local Vancouver, No. m, Socialist-
Party-or Canada, intend,to Milwaukie-
ize Vancouver and the   surrounding
districts.   Commencing with the first
of February; Local No. 69 have had ten
thousand copies of a new paper,1 "The *
New Review," printed and distributed-
free.   This paper will  be  published
monthly, and will bo distributed free
In all parte of the city and surrounding districts.
\ il
Capital Pali Up
Total Assets
Over  '
The Strongest
Men on Earth
Employ electricity in body-building.
Sandow, Hackenschmldt (the wrestler) Lukens and many others maintain
their perfect poise, robust manhood
and physical development by the use
of-this agent of health. -   ■
is'a wonder ofthe age-a lasting bene-
nt to mankind. It comes as a boom to
all men,weak .or,ailing, and on the
Path to physical despair * It puts energy into the weak,imakes the strong
man'still stronger and cures most diseases to which men are subject.
,' 'Write at once for" particulars to'    _
David Building, 326 8th Ave., East   "
CALGARY.    ,"
Your, Present Salary
1  -■ , %: *
Y ^H." °??e ' ea«ied    a-'
smaller   salary   than'
you are now getting, and-:,
' managed     well   -enough.
You also enjoyed about as
, many pleasures. Have you
ever considered how much
the    difference    between >
■    what you are making now
,   and what your wages were' '
then would amount to in a   .
few years if deposited at
interest with this bank? *.
Make up your mind to
save ,a certain part of
your salary and deposit
that amount each pay day'
In this bank, where it will
earn the highest current
Oiie-doiiaTAvni TTpen HT**"4
the Best of
l'irie riookwoar, Sox, Caps, Umlmvcmr, Shirts, Suits,
.  ■ Trunks, Grips, Boots & Shoos, come to      '  '
James H. Naylor, Bellevue
niontalo la paga a mm 1 Bllol Op0mI I "Ic '"JJ'  ""'n"'"?,,0' °"« ™» Wlnst
olio Prima rlcovovano mono «V.lM "l I" ■*.2     *   "™ ",Mm,p 1"™^M
filorho.   OUro 20 mlla oporal godono
ora dl quostl bonoflcl,
of bom   (ho absence of „ny Dcraonn]
, roliillonHhln between the workman and
—  l'B 0I"l'loyors In nearly all our |,i,luH.
nppnrtcnontl alia "linltod Stiitos stool
Corporatlnu," 0 Btalo coiicorbo agll
oporal un nolcvolo aumento dl pnga,
' I capltnllstl fiornlnolano ad nvor pun-
rn dollaburrnHcn clio a'avvlclnu 0 vog.
Ilonb aconBlunirla!..,"..   ' - »
dl Scranton
tins of the nrobloni, Tlio opera I Ion of
tlio bonus systom, whleh strives to got
two mon to perforin tlivon mon'H work
by r.lvlriR tliotn a nttio nxtm in the
Hlmpo of a bonus 011 t|10 ilmo Hiivod
I"'" boon dlnrovorod In thoso tnuk [
Kvorytiling sold with n
iiictory, you can rot urn
j,'iHir«iiU'(! tlmt if not satis-
it «i.(I k«»L your nionoy hac]c
o noi aorilml.no dl armporo, I 100 ' ' "" bp Kl""»'>' «nol|,.
wnton, I'n., homo tornntl n l.iyoro '„ ,   BvIJ n V        i  ,   '" t,°I",rl,""%
promoHsa dl un arbitrate. JiiT, '"T" ),J""'"" '" "'""
 ^                  "ll" 'Minitoru, also hay Ik>(.|, ir!nl and
„.....» .,., .._,..._ ..    " fo,ll)l' wnntlnir. for. whiki 11...	
A dataro dal prlmo Mono nutrnnio
Io -mtivllaln ill oponil nddottl alio
"Stool WorkH" ill Pnnblo, Colo,, rlonv
omnjio Mn conslilorovole aumento dl
Hiilarlo,  '
Oil nfflclall dnlln forravla Donvor &
Hlo Ornndo linnuo dot'lao ill cuHtrnlro
mi trohcb forrovinrio fra Trinidad, Col.
0 Cokoilnlo, Colo, r Invorl cominolor*
umm quanto prlmai
In ifoneralo, nolle mlnloro doirmi.
nol» 1 lavori vnnno pronontomontn ad.
nub o.pnrocchlo contlnula dl oporal
Bono dlaooonpntl. ;■
r*r.,tit.J.:    *        ,
v* v*.....,urt tu ttumimtj utn niiiiatori a
nin^hnTO, TT^nb, t* nc] flsU*U« dl IXn*
cnplne, nol Cannda.
Percbo liivoraro per una mil-
era glornnta 0 sotto II r|ovo al-
trul? Percbo non compare 10
acre dl terra 0 lavorare per vol
atonal da cul ne"avete 1 mlKllort
fnittl 0 poteto crtinctir* 1% voi*
tn famiRlla adnjtglataraentef   -
NVll'nfflxIn flliblnmo f»omo pni-
ovo leiicro'du pcroone dl I'lducla
Che provono con fattl I jrrandl
proirrcH»l che hanno nUenuto
rollsvoro »ni terreni.
Per Inrrtrmnrfone rlvoltfftUvl
J. w. BiNNtrr,
Johion-Faleoner Block
Victoria Avenue
tain fiiinrtorH,' also hay bp»n irlci and
round wmitliiR, ror, whilst Um amount
0   work haa i,00„ |lu,reilHl.1,i m,mr
pfllr|i.iu.y hroiiRlit nljnilt I •»iln<.||ri|l
im<l 11 b|RKnr output obtained, w„ rimi
here lias boci, „ proSro8Hlvo dnr-rc!	
" »'« "wmbor of mon nmployod and
!.■«» .mciirlty: whllHt thoro Ih pimtv
of ro' nbout tho'bHH|nn«H, thnm Ih
wry litin pnpinop«|j!p; ' J„ prioUt-niiy
.tlm v.-.-oio of-our IiidiiHtrlon'nt tlio prii-
Hont timo now mnlliodH or production
«nd mnnnRomont nro bning introduced
whilo what tho workora tonn tho i'o-
humiinWnB of tho induatry proceeds
apnea. Yuunx men aro being nppoliu-
"d n» foromon nntl mnnnRora ',vho»«
only aim l« tho maximum output with
the   minimum   nvponnn    H<»   *.[■:■.;    " '
rolntlonehlp or Uie (Mjnplnyr nml work!
PooplH.bw-llUlo or no nxlMnnra, and
*o tha worker finds hltnaoir surround,
w by a niachlno eyaUbni. of Indtmtry
that looltu upon him a* part of tho
nphem* without recftRnbUnr tho «„,„,
tiHlity bfhlnd tho man.
Paced with all tticno conelderatlonn
tbo workor, If ho In n mombor of lilg
trade union, nttondu Mh branch meet-
InR room and hear* the more active
»Plr!t» of the movement dlnciimtlnR the
various a»po.ctu of bl» isrlevancon. The
men work Hide by nldo; with them
they know at firm hami ell tho troub-
Ion of lili dully Hfo. nnd ran It bo
wondered at If he become* filled with
» «nlr!t of dlftcontont nnd In prepared
to fttrlke for better rendition* If op.
portunlty offemT Tractlcally tho »am«
Mtir, opcraua aaiuun tw» Munorat
ma*» of workem who nro not no much
In touch with onwinUod labor; thoy
hear dlieiiMlon* on the Ubor qwillort,
tn dlnlnn room*, public hotmo barn,
club*, ami very often at the ttreet cor-
Insurance, Real Etate
and Loans
Money to Loan on first class Business and Residential property
Because thoy arc» THE BEST ON THE MARKET, that's why.
Buy them all tho timo at
THE  flU    MARKET   CO>
JA^ORAHAM^M.n.fl.r PH0NB 4, g
1 •   > fVa  I
1 p xiiiti
All Diseases of Men
The New
Oerman Our*
till   S|MMi(l0
•leod OImmm*
I nm a Rruiluate, lleoiiBod
nnd rcRleturod M.D., with a
record of id yoare' of sue
w»8«ful practice In men*' dig.
eaoea. I wan (ho Unit rHlnbla
mone' aperlnllHt to loratfl In
Hpoknrio, nnd linvr- been for "
ye«r» In the unmo location.
No cane I* too complicated
for my mcthodn of treatment.
-^_ ,   ;NP w«tt*»r how many have
«.i H..MMI. .,„ 1 wasar.'awK,, .,„
1 lmvo treated buuiJrod* of nntlenta hv «,tn .^
P«r«onally.    Write for my freo booklet.
210 Howanl St.   DR. KELLEY
m now treniinir
•Spoliuiif, \Vn»
1 )•
Ladies' Department
' New Kimonas in long, and short
silks, challie delaine, and crepe.-
Made in empire, shirred backs,
and regular kimona styles. The
trimmings are in contrasting colors of silkjind satin, the materials
fancy and plain.   Priced from
|1.60 to $18.50 each
In tweeds,   diagpnals,   poplins,
and plain.   Made in regular and
raglan styles with belted and plain
backs.      All  shades  and  sizes.
Priced from   $9.50 to $16.50
New Laces and Embroideries
, Just received/ our entire new
line of Laces and Embroideries
"for spring and summer use. There
are laces, embroideries, and insertions from the narrowest widths
to the widest. All over effects
for dresses., AlHhe new patterns
and edges in cotton, linen, and
silk.  Priced from  5c to $5.00 yd.
■ Special0all-linen Torchon Laces
and Insertions in a good variety
of patterns and widths.
7y2c and 10c per yard
All-Wool Serge and Shepherd Checks. Made strictly tailored
with satin collar "and tie,-in black, blues, tans and browns, all sizes,
and made to'fit. j"
Special $6.50
LADIES' UMBRELLAS — 75 cents ' .
An-umbrella made with steel frame and covered with a good
grade of gloria. ' The handles we straight and fancy in natmal
wood.,, Nickel and gilt trimming., Special each :  <™.
HE Trites-Wood Go*k weekly store hewifti^^at^
our sales, besides giving: the people of Fernie      _ .,...,,-.,-,- _„-_,_.,„ _,,
fered.   We will continue1 our special offering*: tW^
tiiiyer.^ Our previous week-end special bi^^
"" '""'""'        '"     ~ ^ernie:itey g^MK^
Our Men's De
Our 1913 Easter Novelties are now ready.    Look over our >ig range of new Neckwear,;the
latest ideas in high-class Ties,"Gloves, Shirts, Fancy Silk and Wool Half-Hose.   Come and See Them.
--- o-
New Ties
Fancy Silk, flowing,ends, from.' 80c to* $1.50 .
Fanc,y Knitted Ties, new patterns, from. .50c to 75c
Bows, Batwings, Strings and Derbya, in pure
'     silk poplins, plain shades, prices /    .
50c, 65c, 75c, and $1.00
, Made-up Shield Bows and Derbys ... .25c, 35c, 50c
-ft ' z*J-,'
See bur stock for^ie best productions of both.
American and English manufacturers.   All the' new
spring shapes arc now in, and the great range of
— - _ >,     colors shown this season will meet with the approv-
Men's Fine Mocha, silk lined. ■ All sizes, 7 to    al of the most exacting buyer.   Prices range'
11; priced per pair. x.  :'. $1.50, 2.50, 3.p0    ; .   , ' Fn)m yjfi t0 |g w ^
"     Men's Fine Cape Dogskin Gloves, perfect fit- , ,   .     ■ ,  ;>_,    /. .. •'. '
" ting and good wearing, in light'and dark tan arid"     -. .   -t     .-_...'      - -° .
black.   All sizes, priced per pair.. ..$1.25, to 2.00     V -     - ,,     ' - V a      nir   "Jf-
Men's Motoring Gauntlets, finest Dogskin,'corV      '   jQWlflOf'St    JYLOC&e    '
rugated palms, deep cuffs.   All sizes .\ ..$5.00
.Fresh Ranch Eggs, per dozen; A.\.........'..    .85:"
' Shredded 'Wheat Biscuits, 2 pkgs..".: —.k.; \ .25.:
Quaker .Oats, 5 lb, j}kg..lJ\...../.-'.*...... .".,•'■>  .85^
Rival Wheat Flakes, 5 lb.~with china........ \ .35 *
Rolled Oats, 81b. sack. A ,\ t A.7.\....:.;.":.    .30
Blue RibWn Coffee, l's.. 1-...A......     .40
Lowney'a Cocoa, %.....' .f. '..'. *.    .20
Heinz Tomato Catsup, pts:. "...*.     .25
Green Gage Plums,,2 tins.:.. 1.............    .35
Oranges, Y>, case; ,..:'.............'. 1.75
Pumpkin, 3 lb. tins, 2 for.... A. .'.-.'.' 25
" Evaporated Prunes,.-3 lbs.;.:..'. .-'.-   .15 ,
;Evaporated Apricots, 2 lbs.".-. . : -85'
Fresh'Cranberries, 2 lbs.,......;....*     .25
oiir, 98 lb. sacW.p. ,\ .. A .3.25
Rubin Hood Flour, 49 lb. sack.*.,-'  1-66
Swift'sTureLard,,51b. pail.... .-..Y........    .90 '•   I",,
; Swift'sEmpireHam}per.lb.y .-.;.. .   ..22.     ■
Sherriff's Marmalade^ 4 lb. tin;     .60   ,
Tuxedo Jelly Powder, 4 lb!; pkg.. !..,..:    .25
Sherriff's Jelly Powder, per pkg. A'........... < .05 .-'[
Angelini Olive Oil, %-gal... .A.............. ,1.25X
Map.of Italy Olive ()il, qt. glass:.........\.." ".DO'.'/s
*, Prospector Brand Tomatoes, 3's,,7 for...".... 1.00 ;
Marrowfat Peas, 2 pkgv ..... .7.......;.'.,.'. .v, .25  ;
Crosse & Blackweel's Malt Vinegar, qts!.;....: -.25;
^« ..    « itt 'i- .-■ -nt^llj7 i ,T        v   i on  *
On a pair of shoes, is a positive guarantee that   j ■' White Swan Washing Powder, per pkg. v.... \ < .20
---■'-■ -      -  Tungsten Electric Lamps^40. c.p';'.. .\':' r.:    .SO'
they1 are solid-leather thrbugo'ut.   There are no
— '"     false toe caps, and the counters.are made of solid
We are shoAving a beautiful range of new pat-    ieathcr.' Every pair made to stand the hard knocks '
tprns in Men's Negligee-Shirts.   These shirts were ■   '-..          ,'•       '    :   .   '    -                  ■        -A ■.
xerns m.iMcu & ^cgiigcc «                  _           A X -        We have iustreceived a large consignment of
bought-for our Easter trade.   They are exclusive -        \\e u«,e just ieu,i*eu         0       .„ _,
oou0iii j-ui <jui ^->                         j                   . , tv,pse eoodsand will be pleased to show you-aU4he --
in both 'desien and material; made in coat style with inese g°°«s Utt.™ uc * \* X    ,   . -. A _,        -. -
°     «   g    «. u,      v,    '*«„   . mi Q{7pq 14 to 18 different lines.   Every pair, will stand inspection,
stiff cuffs or soft French cuffs.   All sizes, 14 to i». :     .,..                .   .,      ... . ,..     .    ..,         - •  \ , •     .,      _               .  ,   -v 'a'-+~0-   -ni„    fPi,» WM+""
.      $1.25,1.50,1.75, 2.00, 2.25, 2.50, 3.00, upto 5,00 ;   .    «-.■/.„   Window       "'      v| ;■     See, our wmdow; for SmtSpecmls,^ best ,
Soft collars in stock to match shirts^ ■,-,.            -" ,i ..      bee   UUV   VVJinaOVO
Ix quality clothes;eyer'shown'at tthe price.1.. ^JEvery^
1 *Riiit-4iiaranteed.:..:..-. ;V ^.. Special $15.00^.
suit-' guaranteed;. -.:".'. -.
The ; -♦.
Store of
•  "*■.
Henry Doviin of South Wellington,
R.C., has boon {.pnolnlcil Inspector of
coal and motalllf«.,i,ou»J mines,
W. P. Thomas, superintendent of
tho Chinook colllorlos Is' resigning
that position and will leave shortly
forWi Cobalt district.
The monthly tea of the Methodist
church Ladles' Aid society will bo hold
at the residence) ot Mrs. M.A.Kastncr
on Tuesday afternoon, March -I. from
!1 to 0 o'clock.
A certain Individual has beon fined
$10 and costs for indecent ospoHuro,
on Wood &troet at about1 fl.BO p.in.
on Monday nlKht! Wo OSxo roinifBtod
to point out tliat under' tho vunrnncy
act Biiuh ofJondnrB aro llnhlo to nix
months, or $r>0 fine, or both,*
A notice posted In tho local C.P.R.
telegraph office reads:
"Calgary, 8 o'clock.—Winnipeg has
one wire to Montreal and none to To
ronto.   Messages subject to delay.
GIU.NT—On February 25th, following tin operation for appendicitis, John
Grant, aged 20 years and 2 months.
RATCLIPPIO—On February, 213th, of
typhold-pnoumonla, .Tosoph. Ratcllffo,
aged RK years and 11 months.
Tho'nudlnnco at tlio (lrand thontro
on Wednesday nlfflit ar» uirinlmoiiH
In Ihi'lr oxproBHioiiH of ploaHnro nt Iho
clnllRluftil proprnin of jiiuhIc rnndoroil
by tlio llallowcll Concert cninpnnv,
undo.r the auBplcos.or tho KiiIkIuh of
TI19 funerals ot both tho abovo will
lako place on Sunday noxt, at 2 p.m.,
from the Methodist church, and will
ho ln chnrpo of _tlio Salvation Army
and tlio local union. Mrs. Green, wife
of lli'iuadlur Clrccn of tho Salvation
Army will arrive from tlio conRtHo be
present, at tho funeral.
The tellers appointed by the.District Board to count the ballots In-con-
nection wlth»the election of board
member for Sub-District No/3 report-
od that John Larson had received the
highest number of votes*, aiid was
therefore duly elected to fill the-vacant office on tho board.1 Summary
of the votes will bo .published in our
noxt Issuo..       ,   ,
Hoard Monibm-B dray and Larson
w«ro In Frank on Twwhy mitKliiK
arrnnnoincntii fur thn IbnuIuk f,f rnlfuf
to inomlicrii pt Unit lpJml.
Wo Iciii'ii from rollublo Kciurcfii that
Iho company nt Frank will lm meet-
iiiK Uio wmkoh duo tho moll In tlio
<!ournoof u coiijilu of woolca. ■
A jiK'otliiK of Iho r>latr!f.t. 1*)vih"u
tlvo Hoard wiih hold In Frank on Monday and Tumnluy, nt which I'l'i-Hld-Jiil
HliililiB. VIco-I'roH. JonoH, fiiv rourv
Cnrler, and Hoard M^mburs .1. W
ura>, .Ian, huhmj, una ,i , t.>iinuu *i.tts
prciicnt. lioiinl .Mnulicr TUdiu';
wn« romptllf! to rclnrn tu h!« li-mp
In Caiiinci'o nn account of ,>li:!»;u.tM
and waH therfforo unahlo to Iio proa*
' * 'Owinn to the Kt««tt activity «ow,jivl;
" dancitl lu Cr-'j'i v. fruit '..\u-!', II. V.-cd
^Mni!Kw»)*!t> 1»mh rfliictnntly ttovcrod his
ciitun'clkiu v.UU li'.u C.'Xii tlieaU'c am!
Ir now aiaoclnlnl with Moaiir*., <«r«f-
ton nml n^PiHtt, It Jn Weir Ini'rntltn
to df»voto thnlr limn n\rbin\\ely lo tho
dfVfilopmr'nt of tbo C.realoit dlctrlrt
and with ihnt fend In tbt* \e-t--o t,e%t
lluu^av ua au cWn.M tour rh-jtrr«i
tho pwlrlo provlncaii RlvlnR luntwtn
tectums on thn fruit nrowln« Iml.m'.ry
-'i UritUh Columbia.
A Hpeclal iiiootlnK of tho Socialist
party will bo hold In thn luiBcincnt'of
iho Minoi'B' hall on Sunday (ivoiilns
noxt at Hovcn o'clock. AinoiiKHt other
nmttam thn annua! social and danco
vlll' ho on thn order of biiHlnoBH nt
UiIh mooting. All iiwiinbiirs awi nskoil
lo kindly hear tliis notice In mind aud
ina. tlieir host endeavors lo bo prosout.
A nuniler nf persniiH havliiK exprew-
sed their desire to cnntrllmtn Inwirdu
(lie siippnrl of tho dopondnnts'.of lliu
late David l'alon, nn opportunity will
in* given  to all.trhMJilH and  fiyiupa
thl/oj'H or tho ('oconuod 'to do so, uh ii
jfuitrl tins now beon npuneii.    ivmuiy
lIui'Miiii .tii uiuUiiiutiuiiA lu ll.,   <.,,
[tor of tho DUtrlet I.odjjer.    Kecelp'ji
will bo ar'knowl^KAii (htrouieh'1 the <ol-
iimnn of thin paper and tho Frco 1'ros.i.
Tlie flrht'nicelJjiK nf tba |Tolleci coin-
mtpHlmi'nlwo thn munlrlrml *<l«»p|lnn*
In Furnlo wan hold on Tuesday Inst.
('onnjilHilonertt Moftatt nnd (Irnham
,,r,,» *.,,j^r> fi-iirSkTtvi*rfi preirtnt Tlio
W.|ifn* «if rhlfif Hall for the year end,
!ut Pixcutlcr -7ht. I"!,?. "v. ■- ■',
wlili Ii. iimfinP'l oilier iii.'il'ei'', deal!
with the number ef e:.j>>n triel 1k'or.*
tt»» rlty mtivlatrnte, tu* fellnUH"
Ctmes trlod, MS: commiued for Ui*
a&, li; d!ijif,sMl t,t by t.it.jt'r.'.i,; icn-
f',!!''i,l T* it'tritittfi't It* **. ui .friM'fi •,;
eonvietcd, dlnpovd ol b> ltnjtri' nnment
,np f'»» 4n:t, Total amount rolled-wl
The Fornlo football club nro holding
their annual gonornl- mooting on Sunday noxt at 4 p.m. All Interested aro
Invited to nltend.
Tho officers and committee or tho
club are asked"to meet at 3 p.m.   ■
- A cnll Is being sent out to tho various clubs of tho lentnio to moot In
Fornlo on Saturday, March 81 h, for
tho annual gonornl meeting, at 3 p.m.
" . )i   i,    ;
-. ■,     , * , —"■     .
At. n meotlng of tlio Fornlo A. A.
on Tuesday laRt tho matter of Iho recent Hovlng contest was dlscussod, It
IiiivIiik boon a comploto ruccobh , A
vide of thanks w:is t'endernd .'. P,
Lowe for his Judicious lianiUJiiR ot Iho
ovont, Mayor (lutes tnndorcd his roa-
lgnntlon ns vlro-prcihlont. hut sllll
Iiiih n neal' !n tlie iiHnoclatlon ropro-
.hcllllim Ihe li'.ithall eluh. J, P. Lowo
was elected vlre.prPHldnnt to fill tbo
vsK'iited nfflcn. Tho qiiflHtlcw ot future boxlncr coiitoslK wns gono Into nnd
a return mutch Is nsp'octod bntwonn
Strnotor nnd Mortlmor.   '     ,•'
The feature at this popular picture'
house fortonlght and tomorrow, matinee, and evening, will b© "A Daughter
of the Redskins," a two-reel "101" Pis-
on film.' in addition to thls.there will
be five other reels shown and judging
from th© titles and ■ makes should1
prove of interest.   They are:       ,'  '
"Tweedledum as a Commercial Traveller"' (Ambroslo comedy), "The can-
dy Kid" (Imp comedy), "The Homo-
coming" (Eclair drama), "A Fairyland
Bilde" (Reliance tdrama), and ' Father's Stratagem" (Mllanl comedy),    '
On Wednesday "and Thursday ol
next weok ono of tho prettiest novols
over written will bo shown on tho
Bcreen, ln tho form of a throo-rool film
feature. The novql ln question is
"Tlielmn." by Mario Corolll. "Thol-'
ma" Is conceded to bo ono of. tho prettiest of this authoress' bookH,,nnd has
a touch of human Jntcrost which only
a Mario Corolll Can dd Justlco to.
'I'ho book Is woll worth reading, but
being put into such conclso form no
tlio moving pjcturos, It should not bo
Fernie, Thrasher, 4; McQulnn, 2;
Dunlop,;2; Burland, 1;,Milne, 1; Coleman, Hatfield', 2; Grace,;2. Williams,
,3;'Hoggan, 1",     '        •"   '
The line-up was:—:'1.   ■-.   . .,
/Fernie — Cadden,, - goal;   Wallace,
point; Milne, cover; Thrasher,'rover:'
McQulnn, centre; Burland, right wing,'
Dunlop; left wing.
Coleman—Holmes,. goal; Higgans,
point; Grlsak, cover; Grace, rover,
Willlajns, centre; Hoggan, right wing;
Hatfield, left wing."
. At tho conclusion ot tho gamo, tbe
.Waldo aggregation tried conclusions
with tho locale, but they'wore outclassed In every way, as tho tfcoro, 11'to 2,
would Indicate.
A consldorablo number .wero ' present -from Coleman, 'Waldo and othor
M. X.KnBtnor roforeod to tho satisfaction ol! all."
j   Owing to tho rotlromont'of Mr. K.
Uohb Mackciwlo froip lh" miinaiinmnnl
I of tho (Jron«L theatre, Mr. Kdor Hnr-
I por,1ms now nHfiimtcd   lull   control.
l'HHi.,viirua> oi i!ii(.)U,Wiwiu'i,c ihuu'.,-
ed .this wffd; has n«?aln revived the
pojnilarlly of thl* playhont*.     Th«
Inirtnilftllon of n now picture, hfncWne
!ha»n)no nvercomn nil ohBtaclco In con-
inndidii vmUi l.i.t' cm fit V"'',VI,<*^'V"» v"
;tho films, nnd, tho Grand novfr'fll'oni-
|I»"h io bo THH nmunempnt.liottso of
lllte.r,n».H. • • '     \  *
|   Tlio program of motion picture* for
! Friday and Haturdny, lnrlu<Mnir Hatur-
7l:,y mttlnee. enirinrlfie« "Tho Vnwbny
l,iiftlll*t»"»nd -*»>lieKioctrJail*Jt*;'Jwo
' .oi.nl'e" wlvfeh   will  nnpeil  If,  l()in«>/»
i who Inland to «nnv Xn\ hyJnuglilnj?.
'The tlramailn film 1« entitled "thn
[Hrsnd'of Cain," and In addition Path-
;«>'« Weekly w',U Include ftmonit»t ita
iNT/s* of Intf-^tt a *nttn?Ht*. mirth.
i the teroal rtntlaernllrin In Jfthinnt*
tUurK, fiouth Africa, and alw> other lit-
jUHlratfld now* from varloiw parttf of
itha world.
Lothbrldgo Is dotormlncd to got Industries In Its midst and with thlfl In
vlow riro offering big liiducomonts.
Kroo hIUih, water, IlKlit, liout and pow-
oror nt cost nro a fow of tho ndvau-
tn«p» thoy nro willing to rSvo. Marl-
nuro Brothers, tlio macaroni people of
Fornlo, woro Iho first'to lyolc Into tho
matter and after a visit tif liothbrldu*.
nnd nn Interview with tlio city co*ir.el>.
lmvo accepted tho offer, and will remove thoir plant at an early dato	
W6st Fornlo "Midgets" and tho Co-
kato "Mos'nultooq" pfayod a gamj ot
hockey Inst Sunday. Tlio "Midgets"
had i\ all^ovoi' tho,"Mos(iultooB," turning tho trick to' tho tuna of C to 1,
In.tho first period tho "Mldgots" wont
out and'plnyod real.hockey but In tlio
second 'period thoy Just loafed around,
cutting up "dldoos" and skating rings
around their opponents-, "Little Joff"
tho-Lodger "dovll" Is tho captain and
j manager of tho Wost Fernlo "Mldg-
(Contributed) - ', * *
The friendB of • Richard Llnn,-'who
was injured ln No. 2 mine, Coal Creek,
about two-years ago, and who.has in.<t
hoen able to work- tilnco, havo formed
tlioRieelves Into a con-'niltteo' tor tlw
purpose of raising. funds to enable
Mr. Linn to got tho advice of a specialist.' Tho committee will put before
tho public a concert on the lines of
tho Griffiths concort, and wilt endeavor to make,this a greater succoss If
possible The commltteo hope to obtain the. services of tho Coal Crook
Dramatic club, who should havo appeared at tho last concort but owing
to accident wore unablo .to do so.
Thoso who, purchase tickets will get
thoir money's worth and at tho samo
timo bo helping' ono who hns on all
occasions asslBtod those who stood'In
need"., Ro^nombor, Jt may bo your
turn noxt, and bosiTwho aro propagating this nre at all times ready and
willing to do,nnythlng in thoir powor
to alleviate' suffering, without rosppct
to whom thoy mny bo. Further .pm-,
tlculars will bo glvon at a later date.
H. N. Courslor of Rovolstoko Is a
visitor to tho city.
,' 'ttLX '  "       ... •     "~"
The annualjreport ot tlie Minister of
Mines for' British' Columbia shows; a .,
bad state of'affairs lri regard'to the   ;
results of the examination for coal-1 -
mine officials.    Tlie.report remarks:
"The number.;of failures, at this examination , was^both unprecedented and
unaccountable."l This .' condition -■ of*'
affairs is a serious reflection ou the ad-
ministration' of the' Provincial Buronu
of MlheB.   .It proves tUo necessity/of •
action by tho Bureau, to   OBtabllsh
schools of mines in tha~mlnlng/cen-
tres, a policy that has beon consist-'
ontly advocated by th'o NolBon Board
of Trodo,' tho Mining and Engineering
Record, nnd roprosentatlvoo   of', the
mining lntorosts. ' "'
Another Instance of the studied nog-
leet of tho mineral Industry Ib shown'
In the nppolntmont of tlio Labor, Coin,
mission for British Columbia. There
Is not a mining man on tho Commission although tlie minora! JndiiBtry
supports about a third of tho .population of the provlhco arid Is Its largest
wcihllh producer.—!!, C* Mining nnd
R'wlnecrlng iiocord.
Classified Ads.-Gent a Word
Tho Fornlo diinclng" nsuoinbly "..•*«!
a very enjoynblc and Htiu«Jiui«t'nl AtiWJ
os Thursday night.
i1      ^ *
The Fernie hookey team  defeated
thn Coleman septotto, lii a (ramo of:
fast lioekey on  Mondny night In thn'
Ferule rink, lo tlui twro of 11 to S, I
.      , . ...   1 i ',     ,.„.„..,1,.     ,1,r, '
.. »      .   ...       .   .~ti    -.*..*i9 l..*       *      .       '    , r
araro for tliat pamo bfi'.WK U, »o 2. " j
Dnrlnft Mio nml-pbrlort It looked a»\
if Fornlo would bav«.jin e^tny win over
ffllrman, but when \}to aocond period
opeiird, tlm''vlnttorta'ualiDd the play,^
nnd milled three tconlM. The Herd'
ioiin.l u..»t the Tautest of tho ovonirgi
Tied thp T»1ftV *rBfl4MM«W;*V?P.Wlt1» thl'!
nri-.-::i:,n for PPTiOt-. At «,1<k' ''^ '
during thls,portod\Uif»v)Scfl»i. ncori»d'
time Unies in two mln«it«a, and the
score rndct ll to Jl tn Fernle'o favor.
Only three penaltle* were meted out!
duWejs tho aame. one to Fernie andj
v.ro ;o Coleman. !
A Mimrnnry of tbr ttorlnt, it a» t**b\
low*;— I
Wo Show Nothing but tho Bost Pictures
Friday iSaturday and Sat.^Matinee
.\iiAtlii>i> (inn of thoMiUnlvHwil lllM)ii|)lftiiieHtlint ymi Imvu grtmn
lo like no well,   i lUn'U
Wednesday and Thursday
Sth       March    6th
3 Reels       THKLMA   „   3 Reels
ii      _ ii
'A moHt-heautlfulniidliiieieMliiKMoi'y tiotn Uv yon ot (lie fntnonn
KiiKlli-lnruthr-reHs Marf« ('(i^lll.
Some things worth remembering.,   Shows start.
Saturdays ".    .-■«...   7 p,m#i
,  ...P/[atiiice» ' (   3 p.m. .„.
, Other week evenings „,», .   7.30 p.m.
Features alwnys Fhcvn secend in ceVli thow
coming: on about 7.45 p.m. and 9.45 p.m.
Features always nhew n twice each evening.
WANTBn—(llrl for goncral Iioiih.v
worh.    Apply to Mrs. A. II! Trlleu,
HOUBH KOU SALE—Four   moms,
on half ncro of ground In Weat Jfomlo
Also 02 chlcUolvt.   Price $800, Indu- - '\
Hive,    Half rash,     Apply to Oi^rci'
Alexniulor, 28-3t
■■^—■ '■ww<wn.«iiwpiiMi|.ii«m >■<■ «-«<■» wii in m* <■■«.» *
by letter to H. li., c-o blstrlct liOilgnr
In writing to Manager. Home Hank,
Knrnle, B.C.
td ry.isi. on td z.yr' •v^ih-eiuu
vlinck and lot, also etovo, In uxe a
short time, and oIro a' child's pram
(Imby'u crib),' Apply to Mrs, A. h.
Wnlkor, ColcleiiRli ave., \Vost Pnrnle,
' ifUY WOOD—T!. .1.  Bvntw has a
few cords of dry wood for wilo.
, VOll BAI.lv—Furniture for mtlo. Aii-
ply.to Mjn. Thos. Itobcruon, 1'ollftU
av<si' north, of Central school.       87*3
FOll VAt'.V. Oil !tENT—Seven room
hou«» with bitlijCtc. Apply Mm. B.
ltoit, Dillon.iviWHae. mi.
UQzaniuMXi n:tu;tTuuu - rwt
Sale.   Apply Itt*. B. Ifloss, Dalton are,


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