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The Official Organ of District'No. 18, U.MVT. of A.
Political Unity is Victory.
- .*,.."
11.00 A YEAR.
Sbcialisrri Endorsed--Officers, Reports-
Co-operative Plan is Adopted
Grievances Discussed
,    ; Resolution  Committee-.  S-
-Delegates   Wheatley     (chairman).
Patterson,-Magdal, F. Wejr, W..Win-
s'tanley, aad AV. R. Hughes.
■~ Appeals and Grievance Committee
Delegates J. Johnston, (chairman),
S. ..Davis, J. Mitchell, J. D." McLean,
and'Lithkowski.    , •        - *.-      .-   '.
. Officers' Reports Committee-
Delegates    R. Levitt,-   (chairman),
McRoherts,   Howbrook',   Wil(}o,'   and
Board Member-J. Larson,-
Constitution Committee
Delegates D. Rees, (chairman!, W.
Balderstone/j. Dudley, W. Lynch, and
J. E. Thornhlll.      '     .  -
»     • Distribution Committee    '^*
». FIRST-DAY—Morning Session
-, President C. Stubbs took'the chair
And. called the. convention to order at
.IQ-a'.ni., "andcappointed the following
cmlbntlal committee: D . Rees.FV"-
uie local (chairman), ' P, JWlieatleyj
Bankhead local, W. IJakleVsto'no," Hos-,
. mor local.      ' \>      "    ■   ''
,. .Mayor ITardlo, welcomed', ihe VIp'c-
i'.p.to-? on 'behalf oi" the- city" of- Lethbridge.   - He referred' briefly  to' the
fact'that'this was not-the first, time
-tliat he had had. the pleasure of'nieet-
,ing many of■ those present, as their
President had pointed out'   Onprevl-
. ous occasions he had met ihfem on a
somewhat different,ground,'he being
then, in1 thc capacity of a representative of' the' Mine - Operators;  on llie
present occasion,    however, ,he   met
' Uieni, not as the representative of any
• particular class; but as the representative of all classes which constituted
'that great and important "body, The
Pubiic, and "whatever were the'results
of thbir deliberation's in'convention, he
asked  that they wquld temper-their
decisions with that justice ^which. the
public had, a right'to expect.'
President Stubbs ■ briefly replied to
the address of- the mayor, and' men-
. tioned that this was the second occasion on which, the delegation'of District 18^ U.M.W.-'of.A.'rha'd been welcomed to the city b£its mayor,, the
-' pother occasipn. being by. Mayor Hatch
toe he,agreed'with the report with the
exception,-) of one particular, and had
signed the i;eport on'the understanding that ho would submit a minority
report, wliich he would do now. " - ,
Minority  Report of  CredentiaI;'-Com-
, As a minority, of-the' credential committee, 1 apreo'Wlth the'foregoing report, with' the exception of the matter
of David Hees, as,delegate, and I
would respectfully asic the convention
to consider ifois in the light of Article
2,'Section .11,, of the International-constitution. Respectfully* submitted,
"■■".' "(Signed) * Frank Wheatley.
In explanation of .his action in the
matter, pelegate Wheatley stated that
his objection to the seating of Delegate Rees was a conscientious one,
and was hot based on any personal
motive whatever.'; Article 12, Section
11, (which he read) states most clearly that any member of the organization accepting a 'position other than
that of a-mine 'worker should not-be
eligible,to act as a delegate to convention. ' - ", " .
1 Called upon to explain'his position
tn tlie, matter, and the. nature of the
occupation which he-had been.following "other than that, of a legitimate
mine, worker/ Delegate Rees explained
that-owing to the discrimination that-
.had-been. practiced " against. him by-
the/operatonsriri. Fernie," following his.
. LETHBRIDGE,. ^eb. IS.—Yesterday
the' body of Baptiste' Ballo, an Italian,
aged about 45 years, was interred at
the*cemetery at Diamond City, when
there was a large attendance of miners
and members of the I.O.O.P., of which
the deceased was a member,
' The deceased man, ' who was for
many years a resident of Diamond
City, was on Friday afternoon crushed' between a large chunk of coal
which had been detached from thc
seam, and the- flboii of the mine in
which he was working, aud almost
instantaneous .death resulted As
there- were many witnesses of the ac-
Seymour Edwards for United States
senator. Rhodes is alleged to have received $15,000, Duff ?2,000, aiid the
other three $1,000 each.
After it is alleged they were given
the money they were taken into another room at the hotel, where they
were arrested.
ROSL.Y.N.AVN., Feb. 17— Caught under a 15-ton rock in Mine No. 1 of the
Roslyn Fuel company, Joe Bonanca, 3(5,
is dead here today.
PITTSBURG, Pu., Feb. 18,—Six nieuitop and' sides, timbers 5 ft. centres,
were killed  last evening and a like .fining and loading coal, including lay-
number were seriously Injured whon|j„g 0f temporary  track, rock  to  be
a rope holding a train of ears on an j loade.l    separately,    $0.00  \v*r lineal
cldent, it was considered by the coro- j incline parted, the cars rolled\off the iy:,ra. - ,
ner unnecessary tt? hold au Innuest, | track.   There v/eiv five  cars in thej    This is arrived at as'follows:
.1. Burkrf* arid Secretary-Treasurer
A. J. Carter.    ,"'■.. ' /
The chairman announced, that tlie
next-order of business would-'be the
reading of the .officers' reports
Vice-President Jontb wok the 'chair
for the purpose of enabling, President
Stubbs to read the 'district president's
'Reports were read of the president,
vice-president, socretary-treasuver, in-jtho large attendance of members went |LAB0R GOVERNMENT
ternational ■ board   member    ,1 lames, I toshow the esteem in which tho de-1
.1. -W. Gray, fraternal delegate" to Ii.C, j cea30d man was held§
Federation of'Labor,    D. li.. Hyslop, j        •      _  L_ ■
fraternal delegate to Alberta Federa- j WRECK LLOYD GEORGE'S
tion of.Labor, Frank Wheatley, frater-!   / .HOUSE WITH DYNAMITE
nal delegate to convention of United I'      ,    "  .__
Farmers of-Aiberta.    and  Secretary-I Tw0 Broken'Hat Pins Indicate Possi-
Slope and Counter Slope
j S ft. collar .between notches, 11 fc.
! spread, thickness of seam, timber not
I to exceed 1-1 inches diameter, lagged
as ihe cause of death was palpablo.     ■ train and about -Id men seated in theip
>_ Tlie .funeral w.as, in charge ,of thc j'at the time of the accident.     '"' [
local members   of tlie I.O.O.F.,   and! 	
ble-"0rigin of the Outrage
Treasurer  Carter,  fraternal  delegate
to convention of W. F. of jr., District 0 I
(The full text of the reports of the] L6xDON, Feb. 19.—The explosion
president/ vice-president, and secre-|of 0 bomb tod,;y mirrui}]y wrecked a
taxy-treasurer will-be found on anoth- j country residence in course of couer page.) ; struetion for. Chancellor or", the Ex-
inflBTTast"convention held in -Febru
*,L- aVyof last year.   -He thanked his Wor-
; ship for hiaicourtesy, and assured hini
i'^of.^a ^welcome  .from the ..convention
-"VBhoutfl^litf-'teel<dl-sposW to'vWIt them
" al. auy t'me during, thc progress' ov
,   tiie-convention. .      ".'.-,■'."
* ' As the credential committee' were
not at this time ready to'present their
-report,' the convention stood adjourned BUbJect to the call bt the chair.
• .   The chairman called,the convention
■ , to order, fornthe purpose ot receiving
.-the report of the credential committee
and continuing with the regular order
of business.      '.,        ,(
Report of Credential Committee
The credential commltt.ee reported
,  .the following delegates be seated In
*- the convention:
Aloe. Wells, nur'mls; J. E. Thornh1!!!,
Diamond City; \V. n. Tlughos. Blair-
more;    J, Mltcholl,   Carbondale;    J.
.Inlinstoij, Colomun; J. Larson, Loth-
"'   'brldiso'. A. McUohovts, Tuber; n. Lev-
- itt, Tlollovim;    \\r. Patterson,   Royal
View; J. T. Dudley, TUUerest", R, Dnv-
- is, Corbin;  J. T),  McNeil, Coalhurst;
W. Lytkowski. Canmore;    .T. Maydal,
,■   PushIjiivk;  W. llnlilnrslono,., liosmer;
' n. IlooH, Verule; W. WlnBlunley, Ferule; J. Howbrook, Fernie; V, Whcnl-
•.ley, Vaiiklienil: J, M. llnrrlp, Chinook;
V. Wojr, Frank.
Frntrninl   HelegntoH  C.  \V.  AlforiV,
- of llm LetlibrldRii Trades and.-Lnbor
coiinoll. and W. l^loitiiiiR, of Dltitrlet
C, W. V. ef y\., wi-n> alno given vrnlt.
and one vole each: tho dliilrict ofl'i-
imrrt ami InMU'iintiniml wi>v*'Mt>u(nuvoH
T. fl. IlarrlciH and 0. Thoodorovitch.
and .1. <HiU and f^. Wmuttl. have u
; vnlco Imt no vote In iKuwdaiu'? wilh
Um dlslrlct fonstll'titlon.
liolujiiito   WlK'iiihiy  Miitt-d   lhat  a«
ono iiiomliM' of tlio eruilrntial cominit-
Moved by. Delegate AVilde, and duly
seconded)' that the editor of the District Ledge'r be given an opportunity
chequer David Lloyd ('eorge.at Walton Heath near London.
The only clues obtained by the po-
to take-the floor of the convention, Ili(Hy .^.two broken hat pins .which
and address the delegates on the pres-, were (ound anJong "the wreckage. It
ent.position of/the District Ledger, is declared by:the neighbors that an
and its future prospects, and carried. .u,t0mobile contaiiiing several .women
, It-was decided that "the first order , lJjigSed through the village in the ear-
of business on, Tuesday morning, the ly ]10U1.S- x0 one"was injured by. the
18th -inst., be the address and report  explosion"    The house was not' occu-
conductllurinFthe strike, he had been
unable to obtain-ti-position- in the
minestiVandfvhad .been- compelled to
tike.advantage of employment which'
,had-Vefeita> offered him bythe'Fernie
Co-operative society. . At" the "same
time he had continued as a member in
good standing of the organization, and
had been appointed by the Fernie.lo-
cal as a member of -practically every
The question-of the minority report
was discussed for' some Unje, International Board .Member Harries, and
Delegates McRoberts,' Howbrook,
Wild, Levitt, Wheatley, Gray, and
Rees taking actlvopart •    ^
Supplementary Report of Credential
DELEGATE REBS: Since presenting
tho report ot the, credential committee
Brother William Lynch of Heaver
Creek local has handed in his credential, and tho anmo being found.in order I move that the delegate be Boated
in tho convention, ,>vith a voice and
ono. vote. Motion that tho dolomite
bc seated duly seconded, and carried.
UolegntP Gray    (Fcrnlo)    took tho
of Editor H. P. Nerwich. . •-
~ During" his "reading, of the report of
the District President, Pres. Stubbs
that 'the ' regular - order of business
should be suspended, in order that that
portion of his report dealing with the
Coal Mines '^Regulation Act could bp
considered. He asked that a special
committee be appointed by the contention to consider the proposed Act,
and on motion to this effect being duly secondedand carried,"the president
appointed the. following committee for
the purpose specified;
Vice-President John O. Jones, International Board Member Harries,
Board Members Thachuk, J. Burke,'
Gray, and Larson, and Delegates F.
Wheatley and McRoberts.
Convention adjourned at 3.45 p.m.,
to re-convene at 9 a.m., Tuesday, tho
18th inst.
MELBOURNE,.Feb. 10.--k is highly
improbable that the pre sent labor administration now in uower '<? -^1S"
tralia will be defeated ar the general
election in May next, owing to the disposition of the Liberal leader, lion.
Joseph Cook, to leave undisturbed
what is at present regarded as an inefficient tariff. .Mr. Cook is n strong
free trader, and liis attitude is regarded with misgivings by Uie Liberals. It is generally conceded that ir
the labor pjarty definitely promises to
improve the tariff.it will occupy the
treasury benches .for another three
years. '   ,   '
The .Melbourne Age, which is ah outright opponent of labor severely fas-,
tigates the Liberals for being content
with the ,present tariff, and states
that it must support the laborites if
they promise higher protection.
Coal    H2 sS)    !0 2-;i fonsa .i.ric
-    !) per ton— .')..y3
Timber a  $2.50  per sett.- ."> ft.
centres, per yard 1.50
Yardage    J.2,"5
Cross-cuts     (Between entries)
.  S ft. collar between notches,  10 ft.
spread aud height of   seam,    lagged
where required, timbers ii ft. from centre to centre.
Mining and loading coal, including
track laying and brattice building,
rock to be separated and stowed or
loaded separately, $T.GG jjor lineal
The above price is based upon the
seam being 8 ft. thick, if more or less
than 8 ft., to be paid for proportionately.
Gangway and Counter
Same specifications as above including ditch.
■   Per lineal yard, $8.90
.This is arrivad tit as follows: ,
Coal same as above .-,.......'
Timber $1.50 per sett   at 5 ft.
centres per yard 90
Tracklaying and  brattice,   per
/   yard A .24
Tracklaying here moans only straight
Pillars   '
:iS fI.1'wide, mining and loading coal,
including timbering and laying of temporary track, roi k to be separated and
jstowed, $17.00 por lineal yard.
>    This is arrived at as follows:
! Coal   (.18 x S)   ,'13 7-9 tons n 30c
! , 1) per tou..t l'l.t>9
|   .The  above prices are based  upon
I tho seam being S ft. thick, if more or
less than S ft., to be paid for proportionately. -
Dated at Calgary! Alta., Jan. 9 1913.
Report of Committee Relative to Mat-
-.   ter in Dispute at No. 2 Scam
PENTICTON*; B.C.', Feb. 18.—Thorn,
the I.W.AV. organizer,' accused of causing -a.-general'■diBture&iifcti'-at^he rail--
road construction' camp (it Schact &
company one day last week, was found
guilty and sentenced to one month in
jail wi(;h hard' labor. Rennie was discharged, and Mulder was let out on
suspended sentence.
.  Timber same as above
as above 1.50  ttonalelv
We, the undersigned members of
Committee, . dealing wilh the above
mattfir, do agree that the price for
Pillar work in No. 'J seam, Ilosmcr
Mines, to be as follows:
'   3ti ft.  wide, mining, loading, hand- -
ling aud dumping coal into chute, including all timbering, rock to b-" separated  and stowed, $25.00 per lineal
The  above  price  is based on tho ■
j seam being 12 ft. thick, if more or
j less than 12 ft. thick, to be paid for
! proportionately.   •'  Pillar* of greater ■
.o.8G  or less ^th to be Jiaitl for' proper-",
SECOND DAY—Nlornlng Session
President Stubbs took the chair', nnd
called the convention to order at il a,
m. The president announced tlmt' tho
flraUorder of biiBlnosfi would bo tho report of tho editor of tho District Lodger, in accordance with the motion already past'oil,'
Moved  by DtMcgato WJieiilloy, and
floor'on tho qiir-«U"" of the minority j seconded, thai tlio i-oiivoiiiioii go Into '
report and oxprossod the opinion tliat |executive mjfislou, mul ciirrleil. , j
It would he it rank Injustice lo debar I    Kdltor ll". P. Norwich roud Ills re*'
Dulngnto Roes from   oxorciHing   IiIh | port In euimceliou with tlio nlTnli's of
privilege an n ilelpgntn to-tho comvn-jtin, 'pintrid Loilgfr, and intimated n!
(Ion. tin* outlet  that   tlm ivpoil  hud  barn
A. motion to, table tho mlnorlty'ro-! uivpluNi.l fur UiM-iirpuKe of submlUhm
port, introduced by UpIpruIo Dudley !jo i\u\ District IS.wnllve Hoard, to
and venndud by Nulosatn 11 o^ brook ,i whom lie was n'Np:>uslbhi, lind It
duly put to Um voto nnd-carried. Aibwn hi* nrlirliu'l InifiUlnii tn nr»"Mif t
Inter motion, .introduced by MoloKiile i a ropori direct lo Ihe cunv^iUon, ho
Wild, lhat tho motion provloiily liibkd I would have nm\e Homuwluit i'noro Into
The Auditor General's   report   for
year ending March 31, 1912, Is Just fo
hand, from which wo take t\io following excerpts:
Civil Government  ■
Salaries A. f 42,010.70
Coutlnaouclo's extra
♦.'(nploycp'i ..
Stiillomiry and sundries
Coiwllliitloii and Labor
Ind. Dii-'puUvs Ini. Act..,.
Hovii! Coin, on Ind, Trnln-
liiK nnd Tocliiilcnl cdu..
CoiiiiiiiiDi' Inn. Ai'l.......
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 18.—Seven
arrests, on , minor, charges marked, a
demonstration by* striking garment
workers this afternoon in front of the
shops of two independent manufacturers.   Two policemen were hurt. '
The employees of three independent shops returned to work this morning.
2000 pickets are but1 dally to work
against any attempt of employees In
the clothiers to resume operations,
EDMONTON, Feb. 17.—A strike of
untrained nurses in tho Edmonton isolation hospital seems probable, nurses
having rofused to do certain work
which they declare Is not proper work
for nurses. It. nlso Appears that there
is somo dissatisfaction over the rate
of pav, remuneration ranging from ?2fi
to $30 per month, and tlio agitation
is fer a uniform rule.
1,0°,    If necessary to retimbc- old rooms;'
■        -       , in connection with taking out pillars,
..   i     .i 8,s,! i said work to be done \>y Company
Rooms ,'.-,'.,•     .  i J,>vJ?rki this includes relief sets whan"
8 ft., collar between notches, 10 ftlnecessary, ,._.,. '    „, ,        ,, ,-. i,-
spread  and height  of  seam,  lagged t    Dated at Calgary,
where required, timbers 5 ft. from centre to centre. Mining and loading coal,
including track laying and brattice
building,, rock to be separated and
stowed or loaded separately, $6.50 per
lineal yard..
This is arrived at as follows:
Coal   (11x8)   9 7-9 tons a 55c
'     r~9" ' per ton fl.30
Dec. 20th, 1912.
(Signed) W. F. McNEIL,
Western Coal Operators Assoc,
C. STURBS,   ■*"  ■
District 18, U. M. W. of "A.
J. O. HANNAH,  >
Chairman of the Committee.
NEW YORK, Feb., 12.—W. S. Carter,
president of the Ilrothorhood of Loco-
motivo Firemen and -Eiiglnemen, amplified today liih stalemont of yesterday thnt lh« railroads wero dolorminod
to "put fear Into ihe lu'art nf Wood-
vow Wilson" by a Rronl Hirllu- m a
moans of nbinliilu.H hiKlier fre'.fiiit inti *i
nud adiH'd Hint In his opinion Wal'
wai> ri spoiislhli' fur ili<» xltua-
•II! H.S2.'
I'll'- i':n iiH-n'.i |i'iid);r ''..ivc
•ills aiiiily.'is nf ihe dehdlocli.
ihiii  ,i':
of the trio of I.W.W. lenders recently,
acquitted of murder at Lawrenco,
Mass., .has aroused considerable in-
torest here today.
Ettor, who has been visiting his
PiirentH at Tacoma made a speech bo-
fore ,'1000 poruoim In Dreamland rink
last night.
Uo said tliat the same victory no-
conipllslind nt Lawrcnci*. when' tliu
laborlni} rliiscos, i'ii in:isik'c. under llm
(•uid'nifc of tlie I W.W. an-.'i- a^ilnsl
ijiu textile mill owiH'i'H, could bc re-
■i'-iln]  ui; the c(!ii„l   .ii'ii'n:!   l!ii-  linn-
'),: In um.i
ai.HROii | . —'— jilniM
p.  Iir'iitlnjv all jirfvlous fii;iiMii, the pay 't!-~n.
;• 1 roll of ll!<< tlnlt coinnrli'f for thn mo»tli |   *
;, |cf .lainuiry win ^iiri.niMi.ii'i,   Sin unlay '
- I wns pav dny aiid ilif 1'in'c of 'Monlie
$|."(i,I07,ii i i.'il i'"iiiii!iwi.| iipi'ii in ')■•• iil'tdviiooii to i
Crollii-rs iiriiw's7ii|i^!l,"imli tho men lo dri'w ihoir mnnoy lial'.ifi' of Mn- union   dWcns^i'il    lln-i''j
t tin- l,:;ti>bv|<k'n fol.'tp'h'vi'iid.u  with   Mensr.s.  Knnpp  and ; *'>'■■ *t*\*l -'u-umo l-'ii.i.-r. oi Cu!
11 tin Kim- (uv mom than lluoc hi-mv i--1'" "'" ''!i,■' •''''" •■• -"i<" ai.i.'.niu - l   <»-d
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lm iviuovod Irom tlm tulilo lot' furllu'r^dotitll*
discuHHion, wiih put to (lho vide, nnd:    A ,.,,lim.
Thu olminmin proiwded to apiinlnt
the vnrloiiH I'oniinitlriiH, nn follows:
l'i om Ihi' solicitor nf Mie j
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mil Ion ut l.i'bor. t'\in-''i,Kln!'. lilt tlian'i'i'
for Um wvat hi'lp liml inwi i'"'-'i ' ■'"■ ,
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llitt (uiiti'iitioii no*  in pro.vriimi. ;
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Hun "lint Die Ton:]! .'.tua'al <*, a.   ,i  *
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ffii'tiirlt'ii can ii"
iir,ili)i'M '   in   .id- .'ni ',' -,   i.i tl i.   ' •
I rent fn.'oioxls. of our m-uiuI/tllnli "
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The General Strike
".  By Robert Hunter
(Courtesy'of the National Socialist)
In Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, .Germany, and. Great Britain the political
and- industrial movements of the
working class are so1 well- organized
and so intimately connected .that a
general strike might be discussed in
.these countries as a practical proposition. .In,fact, strikes are becoming
more and more extensive in all theso
' countries. The1 working class is becoming more and more sensible of its
power and greater and greater solidarity of action is taking place among
these millions of European toilers. But
while the theory of the general strike
has taken hold of the imagination of
the leaders of the poorly orgunlzod
French, Italian, and Spanish workers,
the practice of strikes, more and more
general in character, is being worked
out in these countries where the toilers are organized in powerful unions,
botli political and industrial. Theoretically, in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, ancl Great Hi itain general
strikes arouse little interest, but in
practice their use is .'idviuioing stop by
In this country tlie workers have
never taken to the theory of the general strike; but the periods of increasing organisation have usually been
marked by strikes more or less general in character. Anarchism, which
has ahvuys swayed to some extent the
minds of the Latin workers has never
exercised any considerable influence
in America. There is a reluctance
here to embark on revolutionary
thought and activity even on Socialist
line.s The working class has long
been- permeated with the idea that
every one has a chance to become a
Rockefeller, and it has only begun to
realize the necessity of class action.
yieo of the type of La Follette, Bryan,
and Roosevelt still represent in politics a considerable proportion of tlie
working class of America. The unions
liuve been able to organize 2,000,000
workers for purely immediate economic ends, but that, after all, is only
a small portion of the working class.
The Socialist party, on the other hand,
with its revolutionary ideas","exercises
an influence over an even more lim-
. ited number. In the face of such con-
. ditions, the agitation for a - general
, strike, of indeed, the discussion of it,
tr ll4*.n* rtilr*nll*t*     itt*   i->.»n rtiinnltt*     rt.t.t    y»-,^V/.
of an immediate general strike the essence of folly. The parents • of the
general strike idea urge it'as the sole
etfective way of bringing the soual
revolution. ^Thoy overlook the important fact that the working class In
this country at_ least, floes not want
a revolution, nor would* any? but a
small minority lift'a finger to create
a .revolution. The goneral strike is,
to bc sure, one weapon of several that
might be chosen,for ihe purpose of
revolution, tho first necessity is not to
glorify a weapon, but to makes men
realize the purpose of having ont?.
In a country where the mass of
workers still vote for capitalist candidates, where they arc still tied to the
old political machines, whore they, still
read, enjoy, und follow capitalist papers, and where millions of them do
not see even the necessity of n trade
union movement or a Socialist
party, what could be more childlike
than a discussion limited to small coteries, as to whether the siMkert club,
the pamphlet, the vote, the bullet, or
the strike is the sole effective revolutionary^ weapon? What we most need
in America is education and organization. When that work of education
and organization lias been done, the
choice of weapons to accomplish the
eiids sought by labor will be comparatively easy.
Paul' I.'ifargue. a number, of- years
ago, called attention to the fact that
the lockout is an important general
strike, and ho mentions the'fact that
the threat of a lockout was used to defeat Bryan aijd to elect McKinley. Tho
Socialist pa-tj' it being i'oughf with
the same weapon In every political
campaign, when the Socialist,'; have a
chance of winning, tlie bosses play
this card. In Los Angeles, Milwaukee,
and Schenectady the capitalists declared: "If the Socialists win, capital
will  be driven'out of '■own."     The
• Aside altogether- from these "conditions among the working class,- which
make the thouglit of the' general strike
little else ihan^fojly, there are 'certain political difficulties in this country which- do not confront-the workers of many countries of Europe." We
are not a centralized government. "We
have no supreme head. We .have no
powerful Parliament such, as "exists
nearly everywhere in Europe. ' Every
State is a principality. ' The'police
power is decentralized. - There is no,
way of gaining by a sudden stroke the
control of thc army, of tlie executive
power, or of the State as a whole. It
is r-cssible in France for a general
strike to break* into-an insurrection
aad the insurrection to possess itself
<if Ibe government. But that is not-
possible in America. Nor is it possible here fpr the general strike to talw
f?.ntro) ot the factories, thc raiiio,
und the mills. Even if the generyi
strike were sufficiently powerful to do
po in, some States, it would merely
lead to civil war.
Xor should we forget that the Industrial population Is as yet far from
being a majority of tlie total population. The farmers and small property owners are still far too numerous
to allow the wage workers to dominate the State or industry by any sudden outbreak. The slow and gradual
methods of political action will ,not
cause widespread suffering .nor the
sudden bankruptcy of al! financial
and commercial institutions, and it is
possible these methods might win the
support, or at least the neutrality, of
small capitalists and farmers., But
the general strike would mean open
warfare. It would involve the horrors
of rebellion and it would necessarily
cause,tremendous suffering. The full-
fledged revolution would be on and if
the farmers and the smaller property
owners desert the working class, there
is no possibility whatever of a violent
uprising of the workers terminating
I realize that these considerations
are most brief ana inadequately
sketched, yet it seems to me that, considered' in mass, they indicate how
utterly Utopian, at least ^in America,
j is the thought of the general strike as
threat is also used to prevent trado  the one and only means of winningc
enences 0
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W Members?)
Berger Asserts   Capitalist RefiresentaUvesxSerye
.    xx.7a Their Masters Well ,   "-...„.,    -y,;
-.little appeal to'American toilers. The
vast" problem before us today is the
education and organization of the
working class, This work is still in
its' infancy, as every sincere trade
liniolst ancl Socialist must acknowledge.
.-Curiously enough, few men seem to
r lje so sensible to the weakness of our
organizations and to general absence
,,df revolutionary thought and education as precisely those men who advocate an .immediate general strike,
'They never cease denouncing the im-
■ mediate reforms demanded by the So-
i ciiilist party, rind they love nothing so
much as to dwell upon what thoy call
the titter helplessness of trado union-
■ism.   Thoir criticisms consist of tho
following iiicllctinnntR:   That tho Socialist party is a, middle class reform
party, full of confusion and compromise;  that tho trado"unions of this
country are officered by the lleuton-
ants ot Die capitalist class; Unit It believes In hnrmony between capital and
labor; thnt it is nn nrlHincrncy which
refuses lo unionize the unbilled, nnd
that ll If; an organization Tor the production of scabs,
Xow, If the iidvnciitcH of rovolmlon-
nry uiili'iiilhin Imllovt' lliolr own iitate-
uifiit", then it ii quite luipoKHlble ihm
►hoy Hhould he serlnim In tirnlng the
wnrldiiK I'ins'i ]i«ro to iniilortiiko a
wnornl nlrllii'. Surdv, no mm should
know holler thun i|„.y tlisit. I!!(>'>on-
oral Mit-licc lia;, not tho MlMhlorft ,*iVtUU „
union organizaiion. How familiar is
the sound of these words: "This shop
will remain an 'open shop or we will
close down.'* , And it must not be forgotten that these threats are usually
effective where the workers are not
permeated with the union spirit and
with Socialist education. The average
workingman leaves the union' alone"
and votes ndmissivcly^the ticket of
his employer rather than endure the
hardships of unemployment.' Is it not
di" suoceiw where iho labor iii(iv»itioiit \ hilltlq.
well to ask, therefore, if the threat of
a lockout suffices to intimidate the
working class of America, is the agitation for a general strike likely to
lirove enticing?
Many advocates of the general strike
utterly refuse to take any account of
these practical considerations.   They
seem possessed with the idea that they
can ignore this lack of education, and
oven carry on a general strike whether
or not the organized portion of the
working class co-operates in the strike
They *cem tp brieve that the millions
of unskilled and unorganized will arise
in mass whon tho call is made. Some
of them weep and wail over the misery  of tlie unorganized.   They' have
nothing but contempt for tho unions,
nothing but admiration for the ainor-
gnnized, even for those who have boon
called tho slum- proletariat.     I must
confess tlirtt roan son neither logic
nor sense In their position,   The only
admiration  I  have  for  tlio  working
class is for tho organized portion of
thc working class,   Ono     may havo
ocnipii.sfiloii for those wretched  cron-
liiros whoso Ignorance and folly lend
j them  to hour  patiently  and  uncom-
ilibilnlngiy  ilny  in  and  day  out  tho
j whip of liuiinor and tho sting of want.
I Hut tho only workers ono can really
,iu'-iiiliv nre tlio organized fighters who,
, l-nwi'vor   eriiiKervaUvo   thoy mnv li-*,
jh'ivn nt least Informed their miiitoni
, tint thero Ih » line drawn nnninwhore.
I "You can go thus fur mid no further,"
the organized workers say to tho <mi-
Socialism. Unfortunately, these papers
must be brief, and the subjects worthy
of many pages must be condensed into
a few lines. The point, however, that
I wish to make in this article is a very
simple one: What we need in America, first'of all, is education. We must
bend all our efforts toward building
up' powerful working class weeklies
and dailies that will reach and influence every working ma a and woman.
Furthermore, we need  an  enormous
Loud and prolonged- as were thf?"
cheers that greeted Victor Jx Berger,
Socialist Representative from ".Wisconsin, when he appeared' to address,the
People's Forum at the Masonic-Temple Lafayette and Clermont Avenues,
Brooklyn, on Sunday afternoon, all
previous enthusiasm was < eclipsed
when he remarked that "the greatest
honor that could have happened to
ine was to be the first man to1- bo
elected by tho working class representing a new Idea to the Congress of thc
United States."
lie said further, amid continued-applause, that although his term of office
ended on March I next, ho expected
to be returned to Congress two years
later with a decided majority and with
fifty Socialist colleagues, at least.
Berger related several humorous
incidents of his career in Washington,
lie remarked that as iif all revolutionary movements the Socialist party had
its share of freaks. lie gave as instances of this, phenomena ,tho early,
Christianity, the Reformation, the
French Revolution, and the Abolitionist movement. As an example of this
class of people Berger then read the
following letter:. '   '
"From the Spi'vant of the Lord: -
"To Victor, L. Berger, Esq.—You are
commanded to take control of the revolutionary forces in Chicago at once.
If you do not do so", ,the wrath' of the
Lord will overtake you.
Berger said that his correspondence
with "Elijah" lasted several months,
until the "prophot's'' correspondence
grew quite muddled, and at last
ceased when he was taken to a "promised land."
Continuing hi this genial and semi-
humorous strain, the first Socialist
representative had the audience convulsed with'laughter-"at his experiences in Washington.
The speaker said -that he received
on the average from 250 to 300 letters
a day, the majority of them from non-
Socialists. .The great bulk of theso
letters/were from-business-mon who
could get no -results from tlieir own
representative's and as a last resort
appealed to the. Socialist. 	
stated, botli, in the Volkszeitun'g'and
ThVCall. ''■""-, Aji-t .■.;>■;<■ '•;.-'-..
.Berger's . speech" -was, preceded ' by
two excellent selections by Jacob -Ra-
birof, violinist,'1 and Ludwig Spielman,
pianist.     -*.,'"' -.-.'     '■";.. *   ,
In the evening Berger spoke- in the
Church of the Ascension, 10th- street
and Fifth Avenue, to" an audiencV that
taxed the capacity of. the .house. - After
the opening services,-Percy Stickney,
Grant introduced Berger ns the first
Socialist member of Congress, representing nearly 1J000,0do voters.
Burger spoke about an hour, iu
which timo he outlined tho Socialist
theories of tho dilatory of the working
class from abject slavery to the present system. '     '. '  '
Speaking of the present political alignment, Berger remarked,,, that although the Republican party was,
merely conservative, the victorious
Democrats were absolutely'reactionary,' endeavoring to progress backwards to the days of tlie stage coach
and restore wasteful competition in industry. ; i
He .concluded with the statement
that Socialism was necessarily better
than capitalism, just ns capitalism is a
great improvement'upon feudalism."
■ Berger answered questions for about
a half hour and then the congregation
adjourned'to 'the parish house, where/
over a generous supply of coffee and
sandwiches' the enthusiasts plied the
Socialist Representative with requests
for information, and advice.
Naturally,'Jhe-shbind "afsdVproye; Mb
famiiiarity£with. 'the. saf ety^ lamp -; and
the use of.explpstyes(,:a.'n.i-'thai he.^has
sufficient -^nowledgeiVof ;',the • English^
"ianguag§\t§v understand'*] the instructions giveirby.ihe mine"officials.";'
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,*v Stich'.a" lay:will be, in. entire harmony
with]'the''ob*jeet>'of'the general.';mine
law. -;- It will' prevent "Incompetent men,
who;-are not inefficient, but -who. are
in a,.measure*a -menace to'' the .safety.
of their fellow workers,"pqsing'as^miners, arid will comperth'em'to,learn 'the
trade if they wish'to'-become miners;
It"„Tyill-also- encourage,?actual miners,-.
from other regions^ and other countries -
to, seek-.work'in".th^' anthracite'mines, •
instead, of „e^sl£ding "thenr as is now
the-"■"case.""-,"'--- ""v -Vv '--s'-x?  'A'X   '- '- -
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"..Under present" conditions noc'ompe-.
tent English,,* Welsh.^Scotch, ov- Ger- -
man. miner -.will seelrwork ihr a region ■
where" ha is'"compelled to "serve,; two;
years in a1-laboring capacity..under a-
"man who'is not as "competent ias he is,'"
and'wfio^'in.Vnufny ins't*ail3es'~is-"mdre
illiterate.'and.'h'as'-le'ss '.natural -intel'lP
gence.^Mines and^Min'efals^Vj.y1" 7"
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Fancy Gpocfe and Stationery\7;
BELLEVUE,    -r :  V-\      'x'\i ^Alberta'
1 fi
'■all for at least nine hours.     Those
are tho only mills In Cunailn carrying
the label of thn A, V, of L,
It will be for Ihe benefit of organlz-
nid the position, In mv onhi-  "d labor lo eiippmi' ;nul buv the prostate bo (legennrtito  iim tliey | mn, Ih Uie beginning of iMilglliieiiiiviiit \thwl of tliOHO mills, now thai the l!om-
development of prganization, political
and industrial, that will enable the
workers to learn the power of the vote
and the strike. If when this vast preliminary work is done, the workers
feel that a general strike will accomplish the ends they seek, they will at
least have laid the foundation for possible success. •
The claim is mado that' 10,000,000
people in the United States aro underfed; that thero is an idle army of
3,000,000 people that cost annually
$200,000,000 to support and that 1,000,-
000 of the working class die annually
through disease and accident.
To Organized Labor
and. Friends
This will advise you of tlie Agree-
Hunts being duly signed by tlie Am-
erleim' Federation of Labor and tho
two flour mills in LeUibrldgo, tho Taylor Milling Company and the Ellison
Milling Company, Both mills employ
Union Labor exclusively on an olijht-
.It'was in this way, said Berger, that
the information regarding Judge Han-
ford, fit Se£tt% Wash.,, came .to his
attention. One of Berger's, correspondents was the president of the
Merchants and Manufacturers' Association.' While a mass of information
was accumulating the affair of Olsen
turned up, in which Hanford revoked
the Socialist's citizenship. While under investigation tiie notorious Judge
resigned. .
Speaking of yie men.elected to officio
at Washington, Berger said tliat the
great majority, were honest and sin-
core men, true to tho interosts of their
class, the capitalist class. Ho said
that ,ho hoped tho representatives of
the Socialist purty would sorvo tho interests of ,tholv class as well ns capitalism was being served.
The Socialist Congressman said that
personally ho was on tho best of tormn
with officials of tho government in
Washington and, in fact, folt that it.
was hardly Incumbent upon him to
attack ihoso mon as'to"thoir political
rocordH, for, said Berger, "if tho work-
ing class Hint oloots thorn can stand
of It, wo oan,"
Berger mentioned in dotnll tho various parliamentary devices which lie
had to employ to obtain tho privilege
of tho floor on como of flin nieiiHtirog,
i'i  in   ;i
hij.Mii", over, however, mi absurd,
(liili'l.tins f.f tlmt Horr, iiuite urn indeed  eel-lulu (iiiiilliloiih lu om- ijibor
a ul bosirH llie genii of thn social row
'ut'on, Hut Unit, portion of tho worl:
in;.' elans which will neither strllio ner
viio   to   Improve   their  eoinllUnii   \t>
iiuneiiM nt which ni'iko any iIIhcii.ikIoh -suri'ly deserving of little lulinlrat'iin,
.our day, although    ttio   iigreoniontR jl]ko tho old ago pension and tho Lawrence Investigation,
When the floor was thrown opnn to
(mentions tho first, to bo asked tho
Spoiikpr wns whotlior his speech nt
N'ew York T'tiivcrully on Prldnv hurt
lieen correctly reported, Berger's reply wan that, most Socialists are nwaro
Unit it l:i practically Impossible to obtain correct imports of Socialist mill..
iei'H In any cnpltnllHt paper, but that
his   HontlmontH  hud   boon   corroetly
pintles operating t lir in hnve shown
Unit thoy nro fair towards their em-
pioyetifl by signing the agreement a.
Thu product of (hone mliiH has attain-
ed a high place on ihe market.
The^ competent coal miner is a mechanic, just as is the competent^ carpenter and machinist. Thero are
"wood butchers" who call themselves
carpenters and there are similar incompetent- men who call themselves
coal miners. To be a competent coal,
miner1 a man must learn the trade.
He must learn how to break down the
coal in the safest and most economical
manner and this means the-learning
of numerous important details. He
must know how aiid when to set props
how to recognize and guard against
danger to himself and his laborer, and
and cautionary operations.
Such being the'case, and coal mining, especially in the anthracite seams,
being a" dangerous occupation, there
is much to be said in favor of a rational miners, examination law.   '■    •   t
Such a law, if .enacted, should provide for the employment as miners of
only such men as have learned the
trade, and who have shown by-an"examination that they are. competent
mechanics.. Three years Is generally
considered the length of apprenticeship in other mechanical trades. There
is no reason why the same apprenticeship term should not, apply to minors.
As thero is no discrimination in other
trades on account of tho,country or
locality In which a mechanic-learned
his .trade thero should bn no discrimination in any coal field.
Tho present miners' examination
Hvw for tho anthracite regions Is a
failure. It has put in the mines,'as
miners, thousands of men who never
learned the trade'. Theso men aro inefficient and add to tho natural dangers of tho mino. Logully, they are
minors, actually thoy, nro not.
If tho mlnoi'B' examination section
of tho proposed codified nnd )-ov:hh1
iiiithriiclto mine law Is to bo of rain-
lary effect in conserving the "health
and safety of the mino omployecfi, nnd
tho protection nnd preservation ul (he
in I no proporty," It, sh'ould provide that
each applicant for a miner's eei'tll'leii u
shall bo over 21 yours of ago, and
shall have lind nt least !1 years' experience ns u minor's laborer, or nt such
other work limldo of coal mlnoR as
Svould enable him to learn thn trado
of a con I miner. There should ho no
restriction ns to where ho learned his
triule. im long as he proves io the examining boa nl that ho has learned It,
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Statements made by patients taking the New Method Treatment. •, Tbey bow it Cores
- PT* No Narnet or Testimonial* u*ad without written conient
' Cn»e No. 1(1888.^ Symptom's whon ho
Utartod treatment:—Aso 21,,single Indulged tn Immoral habits several'years.
Varlcoso Volns on both sides—pimples
on the face,. oto., After two months'
treatment ho writes as follows:—"Your
welcome letter to' hand and'am very
Blad to say that I think .mysolf ourcd.
My Varicose VcIiib havo completely disappeared fur qulto n while and H seems
a cure, I work harder and feol Iohb
tired, I havo no doslro for that habit
whatever and ll' I stuy Ilka this, which
l<havo every roason to bollovo I will.
Thanking you (or your kind attontlon,"
.oie, , '",  ' '    ''■
Patient No, 10171. "The spots aro all
gone from my li'irannd arms and I feel
Hood' now. I am very grateful to-you
and shall never' forgot tho'.favor your
mfadlelncs.havo/done",for' mo, ■ You pan
uso my namo In o-ccommendlng' It Jo
any sufferer,' I am going.to get married soon. Thanking, you onto more,
etc." y .   ' '
Patient No. 1070.1. Ako S3.' fllnglo.
Indulged In Immoral halts I years, Deposit In utino nnd drains nt night.
Vnt-leoso Veins on both sides, pnlns in
back, weak sexually, llo writes:—'T
rocelvod your letlcr of recent dato and
In ruply 1 mn iilehuod to say that actor
tnlclng two months tiwitmont I would
consider mycalf completely cured, ns t
havi< piK-n no slg|iH of thorn coming
buck (one your).
Pnllrnl No. 1(1031). "I Imvo not lind
a regular Bmlnslon I don't know when
nnd om feeling flno. Thu world seems
altogether different to mo nud I th.uilc
Ond fnr dlreeilng mo to y»u. You have
boon <ui lionust doctor with ma,"
Pnllrnl No, 18,132. This pnt km (aged
GS) hud a chronic enso nc Nervous Do-
lllty and,Sexual Weakness und was run
down In vigor and vitality. After ono
month's treatment ho reports ns follows:—"I nm feeling very, well, I havo
gained-] I pounds lu ono month, so that
I will havo In congratulate you," Later'
report :—'"I am beginning In feol moro
llko il m"ii. i I fool my cnnillUnti Is
getting hotter ovory week," Wn last ro.
port:—,"lit>ur Doctors—As 1 feel this Is
tha lust month'H ueatmunt that I will
have to gut, I thought nt onu time I
would ni'vor bo cured but I put con-
lldi noo In ymi from tho start and yen
have cured rat',"
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'■Iiei0ty§tm^lJS^0&W0)ii qAiSHsirictSSNo. 18
Report of President
■ -'X\*      \    X •'..'*,.„'   '    ' >■"    LethfyldW ",7th Feb., 1913.   ■-
To the," Officers, and Delegates attending the Tentli Annual Convention of
,   District" 18,-United Mine Workers of America.1 •
Greeting: •   _- \ ' .
In submitting to,you m? first annual report as President of our'District
I do so with tlie feeling that tho general condition of "bur organization has
, much improved In comparison' with tho situation on my taking office.   At
that time we were.Buffering under financial obligations, and the fact that our
members did not realize1 this did not lighten our burdens in any,degree.   In
addition; to this we had to contend not only against the bitter'feeling of the,
operators,that had-been'engendered by the strike and from which they had
irnot recovered at that time, but we~also faced,the'fact that employment was
scarce, that many of our members were still unable to obtain employment,
/and this condition in Itself assisted in giving opportunities for the indulgence
, in the high handed methods that-were practiced in some cases. These con^-
dltioris? have, however, been greatly improved,' first by the action of the International Union ^liquidating'our'financial responslbilties. and for which .-we
should express our'hearty appreciation; and secondly by a gradual improve-
ment in the labor-market, which removed, to a great "extent, the opportunity
„to, indulge in;so many "petty infractions..of the agreement.      '-
'. My (o'wn w'orki'h'as' been of „such a nature that I have found it impossible
Wtio many things that should have been done, and particularly is this so in
connection .with the provisions of the constitution requiring toy'presence at
local-union meetings. •- We have.also some disputes not yet settled on account
.of the fact that it" has been impossible for me to dispose of all the cases that
•have come to'my hands.   Immediately upon taking offic'e'the financial position of the District was of,such nature as to demand, my absence from the
.District for some timei when, acting under instructions from the District Executive Board, the Secretary-Treasurer and myself went ttf Scranton to inter-
'. view,President White.' £s aresult of our visit-and interview with President
• White we received assurances,.'which I may add, were carried out,' that the
,- financial obligations contracted "on account of the strike would be liquidated
, by the International.    .-,' "., i' .'• ) " „  ■'-.-    '   » ' •'   •
.    . The agreement we areYnOw.working under, being the first general agree-
'ment to apply to all mines in the d!strictLhas naturally given -rise to many
;■ questions.'^' interpretation,; and the settlement of disputes has become an
entirely different matter-under its ^provisions compared witji the method un-
der'the old agreements.-,,If'there is, strength, in organization, there must be
greater strength-in'better or more thorough organization, and the appointment of a commissioner by the Operators to handle"'matters of dispute only
strengthens their position by tbrcihg consideration„of, all, matters of dispute
from the general instead of'the local viewpoint.'   It has also-had the effect
.of placing the*.individual .operators' in- such a-position that they would at all'
times.insist.on deciding'Contentious'matters, that might be used as precedents in other .cases, by referring'such cases for decision, "and this fact, together ^with,,tho.numerous,contracts, that have" h'ad-to be made,"has added con-
,. " "_""-""*""*       *■'    9I9..J
,-realize that'our members have not always been satisfied ,with;the decisions'
, ;given, but'it should be understood thaLwe-have rfot;yet arrived at that point
*'  where ,w.e .can settle all contentious.matters'tb'suit ourselves, and while we
.' admit'that there is almost always room to. question the advisability of any
. particular opinion or line of action I .can safely' say that I, have at all times
endeavored to protect oui^njembersto 'the best'of my ability.   I-would deem
' it .unnecessary to'-'touch upon all the^disputes that liave come to'my hands,'
>   but will content myself by bringing to your." attention _ those that have been
more important as to the.results upon our,membors, -',   ,,
Tho disputes fromi Bellevu'o and Lille, which were referred to Judge Walsh
- for decision, arose but of changed, conditions and'methods of working instl-
• luted by ibe Company for the purpose of getting a cleaner and better marketable, coalJand resulted In increased labor lri mining and .-preparing coal, and
in tlie methods of tiitiWlngv At that time I,took the position that'the contract was mnde on certain well-known methods of working and took Into consideration the amount of work required lri producing the coal per yard, which
was tho basis of payment-, nnd tbat tho 'Company lind no right to make new
provisions, during tho life of the agreement without first entering Into a mutual arrangement in connection'with tho change, nnd also, that Inasmuch as
the changes affected the earnings of tho men such-notion was contrary to
the .provisions of the Industrial Disputes Investigation ■ Act.   Tho decision of.
Judge Walsh In the matter is the more Interesting In view of tho fact that he,
ns a Judge, may probably bo'called upon to interprotthe Act at some future
,. time, nnd wo may find that In-his.opinion only a change in the actual rate
pnid por ton or por yard can bo a, change of conditions affecting wages,   In
my opinion the decision embodied a principle that contains few olomonts of
. Jiistlco to recommond it arid Ib one that requires tho attention of this Convention.
At Blalrmoro, wo not only had,to accept tho consequences of disorganization' but in nddltion to this tho snmo attompts ot changos wore made as
wore mado nt Bollovuo and Llllo, and thoso woro onrrled on in a more aggravating manner by several series of experiments nltor tho decision In the Bollovuo and Mllo caso wns rendered, pn account pf th fuel, that this decision would
bo UBod against us In the ovont of our taking tho matter to tho Commissioner
for Hottlcmont, and also -on account pf tho fact tliat I was nt that time In
communication with International President Whilo In connection with it I ad-
vIboiI tlio members of that Local to loavo tlio caso In nboyanco until mich timo
. tin thoro might bo a bettor opportunity for adjustment, and I loft tlio mooting
I nttondod in Blalrmoro with tho Idea'that tho momlmrs thoro understood thn
position dourly from that viewpoint, > It later dovolopod thnt such whb not tho
awn, ami tlio opinion of tho members of tliat local appeared to lm that thoir
' affairs woro being dcllborntoly noglootod by mysolf, Tho opportunity enmo,
howovnjr, to arrnnito now contract prlcos, and whilo I found mysolf forced Into
tho position of accoptlng tho oxlstlng niton In Homo cases iho rmiiilt was a
Kononil Improvomont In conditions at Blalrmoro, In nplto of tills many of tho
momhors of thnt local Boom lo bo obsossod with tho lilon tlmt 1 should ho con-
tUmiiHid lioriniHo T did not procuro grontor concessions, forgottlng that oven
ns ii result of our long strike In 1011 wo woro unable to got any consideration
at theso mines.
Tho yardage dlsputo with tho Crown Nost Paiw Coal Company, which by
tho wi»y Is not yot disposed of, nroso nt a timo wlinn tlio conditions of employ-
mont woro had, and also when tho fooling between tlm Company nml ourselves
> wns still bitter and strained, Apart from tito notunl ciuisos of tlio dlsputo
thoro dovolopod n rnfiisnl on tho part of tho Ooncrol Manager to refer tho
dlsputo to tho Commissioner, a refusal oh the pnrt of thn Commissioner to tako
up a dhputo that was not ro for rod by tho Company nml only by oiirsolvos, and
a rofusal on tho part of tho Minister of Labor to appoint a Board wli on an
application was mado In duo form. All tho data In nonnoctlon with thin dispute will bo at, tho disposal of tho Convention,
A ctso that caused considerable Ill-footing w»« ono arising out of a olatip
for thn minimum rnto fin netvwnl nf nhnnrmtl "nM!t!c:-.j !;. „v,.l..!.. AYm,
■ ,work at tho ml'i^fl of thn Jntornntlnnnl Cnnl nnd folio Pompnny nt Oolcmini.
lhi» disimte aiipoarod tn bo thn on'imn of a locnl simpiinnlon thorn, which was
tho secord in a short time, and whioh probnbly addotl to tho blttnrnoss'wlth
which thp case was prosocutod. In this caso Mr. Muir of CnlRnry, wns appointed iiji Chairman by tho Dopnrtmont of I^abor, nml his doclslon waB such,
that wlilh Jt dlsposod of (ho cnsP. wnn lint •mtlRfnrtnry ir* pIm,,„. ti^..*.- .,i;;
iho oplnlin oxprossorl touching upon tho doRroo of abnormality tn connection
with tho lilnlmum rate npponrs to plnco a construction upon that clause tlmt'
Is Rcarcelj wa/rnntoil hy tho langtingo mod,     x
Tlio aielslon at Hlllrrost, which cnusod consldornhle controversy, was oiio
that was irrlvod at hotwwtn tho (lonoral Manager nnd mysolf, nnd togethor
with tho wo arfcctlmr Tabor, may b,o a mattor for 'consideration hy tho Con-
wntfnn. Touching upon tho circular* IkkuihI In tlinso ensos, os woll na Hioho
from Mlohil And Frank, I «m mnklnif rocommondAtloni In another part of my
report,     ; • ,
Tlio ixlljpy or making nppolntmonti or Chairman In settling our matters
in dlsputo jhat hns been followed by tho Minister of tabor is certainly ono
that worksrionslrlornblo hardship upon ourwlve* nnd ts of no particular service to anyfio else. Wo have protested from timo to timo against tho Appoint'
ment of met wfco havo no Knowledge of mining conditions, bnt to no purpose,
unit the Hrfifotcr ftaa cottlfuucil to aunolut toisn Irom tho low! profosslon who
yieyv matters of dispute rather from.the point of legal language than from the
viewpoint of equity. It must be admitted that no matter how earnestly these
men may attempt to do jusice in the cases submitted their very training forces
them tb view the disputes from tho legal or purely business viewpoint rather
than from the practical viewpoint, and the decisions arrived at in this way
are merely dispositions and not settlements, because, whilo both sides may
accept and be governed thereby, the causes of dispute still remain and cause
ill-feeling. Not until such time as our disputes are treated as serious and not
trifling matters to be lightly disposed of will there be any general improvement in this -regard..
Industrial Disputes Investigation
Since the advent ofdhe Hon. T. W. Crothers as Minister of Labor we liave
been introduced to some new possibilities in the act which are well worth
our consideration, and which may in the future force those organzations in
the Domlnlop who view its operations passively to waken up to tlio full significance of all its possibilities., The'refusal of a board in the case of the appli-
cation made by the C.P.R. employees, and, the refusal to appoint .in our own
application for a board in connection with the dispute with" the Crows Nest,
Pass Coal Company, together with the question of the application of the penalties bf the Act- In such cases, suggest the possibility of an attempt by such
high handed 'methods to strangle all efforts of the workers to enforce existing
agreements or to better their conditions. Our ojvn position since the government hurried the bill through the house', and wired to our Calgary conference
to that effect, has always been unqualified opposition to the act, but we find
among, some,organizations,'more particularly those tu whom the act only
applies by agreement, a large amount of feeling and many expressions of opinion in its support, and it i3 this' division on the part of the workers themselves
that makes the government stronger in its administration. I am of the* opinion, .however, that a strong protest could be organized and by this means the
goverrfment be forced to strike-out,the worst features of the Act, if not to
repeal it altogether.        '
\ , Coal Mines Regulation Act
,The report of the Committee appointed by the Alberta Government to'undertake the compilation of a new Coal Mines Regulation Act is now in. the
hands of the Government, and is being considered by the House during the
present session.' I would 'suggest tbat this Convention provide means for the
organization to be represented at Edmonton when the matter is being considered so that if there are any additions or amendments we may have to suggest they may be drawn to the attention of the Premier, the Minister of Public Works; and the members for the Rocky Mountain and Lethbridge constituencies. I would "also suggest that the proposed act be referred by the Convention, to a special committee for consideration.
Protection of Wages '
At Frank, and at the Eureka Mine at Taber, our members have had the
decidedly unfortunate experience of not receiving the wages due for their
work, and in spite of the fact that both case's were immediately referredjto
solicitors, no settlement has as yet been obtained. The legal questions arising in these cases will be placed before1 you, and recommendations should be
made to the government for amendments or additional legislation to protect
our members in this'regard/     ' '      '• .        <*, - .
Old-Age"Pensions      "
the organization in its infancy, is without doubt, but the Premier of British
Columbia has, with one exception, regained silant on the matter. The. position is further aggravated by. the existence of an alleged legal contract at
Nanaimo by which it is'presumed the men are held legally responsible for any
breach or discontinuance, as also by'the assistance rendered by the Province
in the way of provincial and special police. The outcome ie of considerable
importance to ourselves, as the'thorough organization of the Mine Workers
of the west would add considerable strength to our position here. An invitation to send'a fraternal delegate to our Convention was extended to the officers of District 2$, and we may be in a position to give this matter full consideration.
The United Farmers of Alberta and the Alberta Federation of Labor
It is to be regretted that tlie United Farmers of Alberta did not at their
Convention held in Calgary in January decide to affiliate or-at least advise
affiliation of their members with the Alberta Federaton of Labor, more particularly so in view of the fact that the farmers' delegates and the Piesidont
of their organization, .who attended the Convention al which the A'borta Federation of Labor was organized', were all heartily in favor of the scheme. I
am firmly convinced that had the executive allowed the matter to be freely
discussed the outcome would have been different, as thero wero a large num-,
ber of farmers present who fully realized that if tho workers of tliis Province
are to benefit by legislative enactments they must organize their forces so
that their requirements will be supported by all the organized power itis possible to bring to bear. The decision of that Convention, however, by no means
removes the hope that this affiliation will be brought about in tho not very
distant future.
Local Circulars Condemning Officers
The policy of Issuing condemnatory circulars hns become sufficiently common to warrant the attention of the Convention. Provision already exists in
the International Constitution dealing with Individual members who Indulge
In this practice, but thls'does not appear to deter local unions from taking
such action. Our constitution provides the machinery of recall, and personally
I am of the opinion that where any local considers Itself sufficiently aggrieved
to circularize the District it, must feel sufficiently aggrieved to demand the
recall of the officer referred to. ■ In any event this method would at least force
the local into statements of fact and not opinion, and .would give the opportunity to thoofficer^charged to place his defence In the bands of the members
of the organization at the'same time the local charges reach them. -    '
Doctor and Hospital Arrangements in Camps
Instructions were given at the last Convention that information as to legal rights of employees in this matter should be procured, and this will be
placed' before the Convention.    .
In Memorlam ' ■   i
It becomes my sad duty to record the untimely death of Bro. David Paton,
who was killed by accident at Fernie ori January 9th. He was employed as
checkweighman at Coal Creek and, was an officer of this District, having been
appointed Auditor for the last term by the .Executive Board, and elected to
fill that position at our last District Election. By Mb death Gladstone Local
has lost oneof its most active members, a man who was at all times tireless
in his efforts on behalf of the members of the organization to which he belonged. He has left behind an aged father and mother, who were somewhat
dependent on him, and I would recommend that some material recognition, by
co-operation with Gladstone Local if possible, be rendered them, in appreciation of the services of the loyal worker so unfortunately removed from us.
In conclusion,! desire to thank my official colleagues fpr their kindly assistance and co-operation, and for their untiring efforts on behalf of our members, and the organization generally and let me express the hope that our
deliberations here may be carried on in a manner befitting the serious nature
of our problems, and that they may be productive of increased benefits to the
organization and its members. - -
■' u', . Fraternally yours,
. (    • ' ' (Signed).  C. STUBBS,
°    - ' * President.
Women in Grer„ Britain in future
are to utilize tho o^e natural weapon
whiuh since the creation has always
I'-.su-itd in the subjrgrtion of man.
No mcrriages are to ^« allowed unl.>f,s
th* l.usband agrees to support the
' v'otes for Women" movement. Ani
i'i unfortunate cases where marriages
jhave 'already been couuuoied with
husbands who are so ridiculous as to
oppose this campaign, there is to be
a "celibate strike."
Report of Vice-President
A Committee of the House at Ottawa is now gathering evidence and" opinions touching upon the'advisability of enacting legislation providing for state
pensions or state aid for aged people having less than a specified income!
Tlie Convention should'take this opportunity of expressing its opinion-in the
matter. v ,
"      ' Compensation Claims
In this matter I believe that some improvement can be made and. greater,
protection from errors secured if something in the nature of a weekly accident report be made by the local secretaries to the district secretary is instituted, together with a system of checking accidents, notjees,- claims, etc,
in the District Secretary's office. It will be clear lo all that while some of
o;ur local secretaries have the experience necessary to efficiently handle the
claims, thore, are locals whore the secretaries, by frequent changing, are not
thoroughly familiar with the working of the Act, and this can be kept In closer
touch by the adoption.of the method suggested.
Commission to Enquire Into Labor Conditions In British Columbia
Premier McBride, after repeated requests mado by the B.C. Federation of
Labor, has appointed a Commission to enquire into labor conditions in that
Province, and whilo the Federation appears to have been Ignored in tho appointments, and whilst we may not anticipate any radical recommendations,
judging by the personnel of tho>Commission, we should not neglect the opportunity of placing our views on record, and, at leant making our requests as
strong as possible whon the opportunity offers.
" The District Ledger
' Tho affairs of the District Lodger huvo at all times, since our taking over
that Journal, boon a subject ot serious consideration for our Convention nnd
tho District Executive Board, moro particularly, ho on accoiinl of Its financial
position. While at this time wo nro able to point to soma littlo improvement
in this regard ovor previous years wo cannot say that it has arrived at such
position whoro It may now bo oxpoctciHo tnko enro of Itself, From tho viewpoint of services rendered a change of location 'can scarcely bo derogatory
and may bo an Improvement, whilo from tho viewpoint of revenue which has
caused us considerable loss and worry In tho post, I am of tho opinlbn thnt a
ohango of location would bo bonoflolnl, I would ask tho Convention to consider
tho matter rather from tho viewpoint of advisability in tho future than aa a
matter of Immodlato necessity.   .
Local Strikes
A number of local strikes have oconrrod In our district during tho life of j
tho present agreement, nnd It Is necossnry that tho position of tlio district in !
thlB regard should bo made plain, Correspondoiico lu this mntU'r will ho rn-1
forrod lo tho Convonllon through tho Commlttoo,
District Elections
Tn this matter I «m of tho opinion, nnd hnvo frequently statod In Convon-
tion that In order to avoid any controversy that Ih llnbln to nrlso ns tho rn-iult
of protost either of locals or Indlvldunls tho tollors rnport should ho innilo to
tho Convention, and the oleotod officers tnlio office at or nftnr tho Convonllon
nnd I would suggest thnt the Constitution bo amended In VIiIh rognrrt. I cannot think It fair or just to the tollers to forco upou them the onus of deciding
all (llRpulofl or protosts thnt m:iy nrlso lu snoh nn Important matter to our
organization, nud I ciin iiIho readily soo tho possibility of ciindldntes protesting iiRnlr.Bt their decisions! Tu tho latter caso those 'protests would hnvo lo he
lodjtoi! with.tlio Kxactitlvo Hoard, or at the Convention, nnd In either case It
could not bo dono prior to the r-ominonromonl of Uio official term, Tlio adoption of tho sugiresleil change would bring nil suoh mnt tors to thn (!nnvi<iitlnn
for decision boforo tho commencement of tho term, (Iiiih avoiding any scrlmm
results from controversy.
Financial Position at Affecting District 10 and Gladstone Local
Tho ostnbllslimoiit of somn policy by thin Convention by which tho obligation of tho District nnd Local mny ho mot Is nocoHHiiry.
,, Appeal nf International *
,MIn October Inst tho Intornntloiinl orgnnlzntlon tommd nn nnnnni fnr ti***,tt
i.ulier umn place nsRosHmontB on tTTomfimborB, nnd this wns Inknn wibvsinm .       - """ ' ' w«" •""'■' '" "nn v"'"
cf cur M uutou*.   Wo cuuao ior iho ummnl still exists and I would mmg.m j ^°%™Z T"VmLZ tZ**.V!™' ^.T'n
wo mnko somo effort to contribute towards tliu proHocutlon of strikos that arc r'"n
of such vital Import to our organization generally.
Tho Initial stops In the bringing together of tlu» wostorn dlslrlriH ye
;..^v; „,;vi, vim ufgniiusiHin ol tne Wuvliy Mountain Association of tlio T/nllf.-il
Mino Workers, which Includes Districts 27, 22. 1.1.2», nnd 18. Whilo District
28, as well as oursolves, wipro not represented at the organization mooting provision was mado for the admission of both districts, and I would advise Unit
representatives bo authorized to attend tlio nuxt mooting to bo hold In Orent
Falls, Montann'. , '
Tho ndvlsflWIfty tit widi>rtnWng tho nriminf/atloii of the NVtlmni Held
Lethbridge, Alta., February 17th,'1913.
. Eighteen, United Mine Workers of America.
Brothers and Fellow Wor.kers:
Complying with the requirements of my official position as Vice-President, I take pleasure in submitting to you, and through you to our members,
my report for the short time I have been in office, having assumed my duties
on July lst lijst.
My work has been directe'd under the supervision of President Stubbs,
hence there is but little necessity^or my going.into details as to my work.
The greater part of my work has been In,conjunction with the taking up of
disputes, as a District Officer, as per agreement with the Western Coal Operators' Association. .The necessity of President Stubbs attending matters of
Importance to our organization, which took him out of the district on three
occasions, as well as I myself having to* attend the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada held at Guelph, made It practically. Impossible to direct my
energies along organizing lines to the extent that might be desired. During
my short term of office I have attended moetltigs of all locals in this District
several times, with the exception of two locals In British Columbia, and ono
In Alberta, and every courtesy hns been extended to me by all of them.
On September 4th I proceeded to Guelph, Ont., to attend the Trades and
Labor Congress of Canada and was absent from the District until the 2-1 th.
The Convention opened on Monday, Sept, 9th, Prosldent Jas. C. Watters being in the chair. Ovor 2R0 delegates wore present, representing International Unions, Provincial Federations, Trado CouncllB and Local Unions, also tho
American Federation of Labor was represented by J, T. Smith of Kansas
City. Mo., and the British Labor Party wns represented by James Kolr Hurdle,
Tho report submitted' by Soc. P, M, Draper showed total reeolpts from
all sources, Including balance from the previous year, $1.1,009.7!), nnd thn
total oxponsos ?10,210.82, leaving a hnlanco of $5,479.07. The membership
directly affiliated and paying por capita tnx wits 00,128, comprising Local
Unions and Lodges. This Includes the .two Provincial Federations of Lnhor
of Alberta, and British Columbia; forty-four Trndes and Labor CouncllB arc
holding charters extending from Prlnco Rupert, D,C„ In tho WVst to Sydney,
Capo Ilroton, in the East.   During the yenr tho membership Incrensod 8,8(10.
Tho following nro a fow of tho most Important questions deitlt with and
passed upon:
Tho Convention raifflrmod tho Calgnry resolution asking for the repeal
of tho Act ununlmously, with tho following comment:
"Inasmuch uh thn lirltlsh party politicians scorned to he niiamored of the
"possibility of piim-.Iiik leglhlntioi) blinllnr to the Ixiinioux Act, and have
"soul, an official from flrent Britain lo (Vtimdu lo invcsllpito the workings
"of the Act. Tho right lo utrlko Ih the onu thing which dislliiKuishcs the
"free worklngmnn from tho chattel slnvo, nnd n» this Ik still their most
"powerful woupon, It Ih absolutely nnrossnry that It ho unimpaired to the
"workers of Grout llrltiilu or any othor country."
Tlio Convention Instructed their Kxncutlvo to coinmiinlcnli' to llm Ili'lHsh
Lnhor Party nur expressed iitlltudti on thn question, hoping ihcy will fight
to tho last ditch iiRnlnst any lufrliiKoniont of tlio right to strike wln<ii they
please, however wrapped up the liirrliigoniont Is In honeyed legislative plirint-
Tlm Conni'flHs oxiirosHsd themselves nw follows:
"llellnvlng that tho only object tlmt n wnr between tlm nn tions of <ier-
"mnny and flrent Ilrltnln could serve would he Uie deeper degradation
"uf tho tollors wo Instruct our l-lxccullvo In cnmniiuileute with the
"officials of the Lnhor movement In flrent Britain to soo wluu action the
"workers nro determined on to prevent such an outrage, nnd offer our
"iiHHlutanco In Canada toward n combined preventative for Die 'Jlnco'
"fnv*'r of those who do tho shouting Imt leave the fighting to the common
Tho conditions of the workers In Him vtoni wnrV» 'uu\ uO*.,** y
Have you heard about Peps ?
Peps is a new scientific
preparation put up into tabloid
or pastille form, which provides an entirely new and
effective treatment for coughs,
colds and lung and throat
There is no connection
between the lungs and, the
Suppose something were
wrong , with your stomach—
say indigestion, or ulceration
—would you think of taking
some medicine which went—
not to your stomach, but to
your lungs ?   Certainly not!
Why then, when your lungs
and chest are:affected, should
you dose .your stomach—an
absolutely separate ..or^an;—
with medicine ? Is it not far
better to treat the ailing organ
Peps provide a direct
treatment for
coughs, colds,
and all lung, -^
ohest andj?
throat trou- "WT
bios. Peps
contain highly medicinal
eisences and
pine extracts
into- tablet
form. You
put a Pep on
your tongue,
and ae it
slowly dis-
sol vea, these
volatile, es-
into vapor:     0   ' -     -   -
You BREATHE tho remedy to your
sore ailing,lungs direct—not swallow it
to your stomach, which is not ailing.
(Seo diagram.) The healing fumes, thus
lireathcd clown, bathe the delicate, inflamed mombranes of your breathing-
tubes and pass right on to tho tiny jia^.i-
ages of tho lungs—a course no liquid or
solid medicine could possibly take.
i. Peps fumes are healing and antiseptic. They honi sons tii-sue and kill,
diseaso germs. Peps bring pine-forest
fumes to your homo, instead of you going
to the pine forest!
For that cold, that niyhfc cough,
thnt touch of bronchitis, don't doso your
stomach I Tho troublo lies in your
lungs. Peps go to tho lungs
direct and will euro you.
All druggists and storosCOo hox,
Writo for free «ampl« to Peps
PWJ _■£> c°; Toro-to, or'G'2 Piin-
*^fei CB8B St., Winnipeg. Send
$ty&if\ only lo, stamp for
C&V5& postage and cncloso
£f. ffj   this  ad voi
,      Dr. O. FAU8ETT,
.   Dentist,
COLEMAN, Alberta.
Office In Cameron Bldfck
All Work Guaranteed
Office: Johmtono nnd Falconer Block,
(Above HleiiHili-11'n llnip Store)
IMioiio 121
Hours! 8.30 to 1 • 2 to 5.
HoHldonco; 21, Victoria Avenue,
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary, etc,
Offices: Eckstein Dulldlno,
Fernie, 0,C.
C. Lawe Alex.
Fernie, B. C.
From thu evidoncu of tho brothers who Imvo hud nn opportunity of Imlw-
"Ing tlu: conditions from personal ohtiervutlniiK, ono would Immune tlmt
"Russia In Its worst pluiKO wns lining described Inslentl of the ^lorloimly
"frre Ciiliiudn, as described bv the emulm-im- ini«>v •<      'n •    ,    ,
(■hiiKiiiiif-'c luiiliit/ilfiff] by the employment uf m j 11 * - h amount the workers,
"who do not know how to trust their next door neighbor, tnlliuiten iik.'iIihi
"omuilzutloii; whllnt the constant shndowliiK hy defectives nf lnhor of-
"flrlnls who visit thi' vicinity l» proof pnsltlv*< tlitit the renditions nf dip
"workers need to ho lilddon from tho public unm."
Thn Convention punned, In no uncertain tone, n resolution ciillliitr tor the
nppnlnfmenf tit n. Rt>;-nl (Y.uimUjiiuii l,j  the novei-nint-ut to liiwstltr.ite llu
conditions of tho nhnvo worknrs. so tlmt fiinridn mny know what <0i*' K
1 I •    H.    PUTNAM
j B.rrliter, Solicitor, Notary Public, etc,
should bo consilium! by tjils Convention; tho report of Hoard Monitor Hurries ■  - - -
nnd Owanlw Ur^y on the rotnlltluiia llwii'. uutllu-i «|tlt Ihe, decision of,'",rhorln«'' '» tin: K.i.,:mu ru,wi„,.«.
the District end International Unions will bn brniiKhl boforo tho Convention.   t,,'WEEKLV PAYMENTS OF RAILWAYS
Most of tho Mini* Workers of District 2S are still on slrlko, and there'       T,»- fonewss noted ■)>•• i>K>r«IHnc •entim....i nm..-.
Wear, to bo fow prosp.cl. for settlement In the ner futnro.   That the IZ i »"» """<"'« ««™r,f u clu.,,, in £ .y.t^ Jj w 112.1 '"T^ tnw*y
Worker, wore forced Into such action ihmiinh discrimination nKnln.t men wo  of w"<™ '<" «« "»««•>« of workman EinTium nil Z \l_        T "* r*Vor
would nnnear io mnlte tMr portion mich it- tu vsrrant tttUimiiUui, <>! th» »*»t«i tiierehv.
Minos DoparlmonL   Thnt this method was used for tho purpow of strangling
('•ontlntHM on P«|?« u
Liquor Appotito
lo not Inhoritod
H l» a&qulred through Alcoholic
Poisoning which Nenl Treat-
moil eradicates in 3 Oayi.    .1
Kthlonl aid which tnlcen nwnj-
ll'iuor m.)* tit. liken „ ;»t (he
N'eill  Institute,
Tho Noal Institute
Box 325.
Cranbrook, B.C.
Phone 273 PAGE FOUR
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Bowling Alley
(Continued from Page 3)
J. Graham, ?£2Ei
Hixon   &
Heating  Engineers
Tinsmiths and
Tel. 153       P. 0.4063
Fernie, B.C.
When you can own
your own home?
We have for sale
Lots in town and Lots
.in subdivision in .Cole-
man at all prices. We
can suit your income.
Call and see us.
Realty Co*
Fire Insurance and
Oliver Typewriters
The Executive was instructed to continue to prosecute for the'purpose of
laying a complete report as tc the cost, etc., of such an institution'-for the
education of men elected thereto iby Labor, Unions in'Canada, The education to be in the "fundamental principles of political economy, arid,in the
technical processes of industry. ' ,.;'-,,'
OLD AGE PENSIONS ' '    *,'     -    ,   '  "v    .
The Congress recommended that a special Committee be appointed to
submit a brief statement relative'to this question,-and the Executive'to prepare the case,for Labor. Also to urge the government to give this question
their immediate and serious consideration, aiming at-the placing on our
statutes of compreh'enslvefand adequate Old Age Pension Laws. ■
The above mentioned matters are only a few ot the important' matters
brought up, and I might state in conclusion that the work that was done and
can be accomplished by the united efforts of-this body is something to be
proud of and would recommend,, that our District keep in close touch with
the Congress by making every effort possible that "our Local Unions send
as many delegates as possible to the next Annual Convention to be held in
the city of Montreal. It Is the legislative mouthpiece of the organized workers of Canada, and now, as never before, in the history of the Labor movement of this country, is it so absolutely.necessary for us to act together and
present a solid front, industrially and politically, to the profit hunting and
labor exploiting interests of Canada.
immediately after I returned from Guelph I went Into the Taber field
to make myself acquainted as to the possibilities of establishing the organization at Rock Springs Mine, also the Superior, White Ash nn& Monarch-
Mines. I found the conditions at tho above mentioned mines, with the exception of Monarch, in bad shape from an organization standpoint. Men
were working 12 to 15 hours a day with no checkweighmen, ahd complaints
wore made that the Company were not giving correct weights, Still, in the
face of these conditions very few men were willing to take the-risk of becoming members of our organization,-being afraid they would be discriminated
against. I came to the conclusion it would be unwise to establish locals
in all these small camps as the sentiment was not favorable at that time.
Again in the early part of. December I visited these same camps, accompanied
by Carl TheodoroVitch, but found the sentiment unchanged, also practically
impossible to get in touch with the workers. However, we established a
Local at Monarch Mine, and recommended to the officers of this Local to get
hold of the men working at the other mines mentioned which had friendly
feelings towards our organization and induce them to become members of
that Local. We gave them the names of some of these men and. felt this
was the best means under the circumstances, unless" the organization was
prepared to spend quite a lot of money, which I fully realized we were not
in a position to do just at that time. T feel confident though that this should
be done next fall as these mines will have to be organized to retain the
organization that has already been established in the Taber field.
■ On September 9§th Beaver Mines Local was reorganized with about eighty
members, which.has now reached over the 100 mark.
With regard to the Northern Field; as President Stubbs will deal with
ihis it is unnecessary for any comment from me on this occasion.
I might state that so far as the different camps where we have Locals
established, the percentage of non-union men is perhaps lower than ever in
the history of our organization, although I feel there is room for improvment
as, there is no reason why we should have even'one non-union man amongst
us. I think this Tenth Annual Convention should adopt some method in all
Locals throughout the District whereby all members could be recognized, so
that any District Officer, Organizer, or other members could approach the
non-union man without having to spend days in getting to know them. The
button system has produced good results in some parts,, and some ot" our
Locals have already adopted it. The desired results cannot be accomplished
unless it is adopted in all locals. Also they should be changed, say every
threje months. Whilst it would cost a little .money and effort to establish
this, I am confident it would prove of great benefit to our organization.
Whilst acting as your Vice-President I have, to the best of my ability,
endeavored to discharge all duties devolving upon me without fear or favor
consistent with the principles that have characterized our past history and
the menVi-This state of affairs naturally placed the-men in^a jeryunfbrtuiiate
position."^' The Local appealed to the officers for some assistanceto help them
combat-the ^condition, in which they found themselves.^ InTrjesp'onse v to .this
appeal your president" officers made "arrangements, to'grant- each'member a
loan from the District Defense-Fund on making an assignment on their.wages,™
which1 would at .least have placed, them in the position' 'of ;being.-'able to,
seek employment elsewhere.' After.this arrangement ha^'-been carried, out
the Local then'applied tp your Executive for Relief, and In reply to this application, after'careful "consideration and especially under the circumstances that
existed at Frank at that time, it was deemed inadvisable to comply with this
request, and your officers felt that if they were to-give assistance, on this
occasion'they would be acting unjustly, towards the men at these'1 camps,
where the suspension of operations is a periodicaloccurrence. ,'-I would point
out, that every effort was made regarding legal assistance to,bring into" effect
the law to recover these wages, as you will see by the report "of Messrs:'Palmer and Lewis. I am of the opinion that some steps should,be tSken by this
Convention by appealing to the legislature to enact a law that will give .the
workers a greater measure of security than now exists. •   ,
'', re"Financial.Secretaries
It is with reluctance that I make the statement that in some camps'it is'
difficult to get a capable secretary., This state of affairs naturally retards
the work of our organization. In connection with this matter I am of the
opinion that a-thorough re-organization in the policy concerning-local secretaries is absolutely"essential if we are to progress in the business end of our
organization and we must adopt principles consistent with the advance of business'methods if we are ty keep up with our organization to a degree of efficiency demonstrated by other.organizations,'especially those which are diametrically opposed to our Interests. Then we shall have to make such arrangements that will, enable us to accomplish this desired end. It is quite-
apparent that if we are to keep pace with the other side we shall have to
adopt tactics that will enable us to do so.
re Travelling Auditor
In connection with the amended International Constitution which makes
provision for the appointment of travelling auditors, half of whose wages and
expenses are paid by the International and half by the District; your' Executive, after'careful consideration, recommended that I should .take over this
work. Up to the present time ,1 have not had the opportunity of'visiting all
the Locals, but. expect to cover the ground in the near future, and in the
coming year anticipate being able to thoroughly meet the requirements of
such position. _ •
Membership t *
c It is pleasing to report that notwithstanding the adverse conditions with;
which the District has been confronted since the settlement in November, 1911
the-membership on January lst, 1913, was larger than it has ever been since
the formation of, the District. ■ - - • '      * ■  .  'y  ,
On January lst, 1911, the membership was 5,827 '
On January lst, 1913/the membership was 5,918'
Conclusion   " "-      '     .
In conclusion, permit me to express the hope that our organization will
yet continue to grow in strength and prestige.' that it will be the means of-
educating our membership,in,seeking protection on the political as well as
on the industrial field in order that they may receive greater benefits for their
hazardous labor. To our, members everywhere I desire to extend my thanks
for their co-operation and support; to my official colleagues I wish also to
extend my thanks for their courteous and ever willing assistance in helping
me to fulfill my duties as your Secretary-Treasurer. ' ' '
Trusting the deliberations of this Convention -will be accomplished with
harmony, and if they are, your efforts will not be in vain for the good ahd
welfare of the mine workers of this District.
"iiTharmbny with"the~instrucEibns~of -youi~DistrrcrP^i3ehTriind~lTave~beerr
ever ready and willing to respond .to any. call to duty which I was selected
to perform.- There is much I might say' with regard to problems confronting-
the organization in this District, but in view of the fact that it is not in- the
province of the Vice-President to,make recommendations relative to the government of our organization, I shall, therefore^ content myself by exercising
only those rights that are accorded to me, knowing that our President and
'Secretary will give you a very complete review of the work with such recommendations as our welfare requires.      "" •■-..'
In conclusion I wish to express my sincere thanks to my official colleagues, as well as the Local Union officials for the many courtesies extended
to mo. To the membership I wish to extend my appreciation of the honors
,recotved at their hands ancl I shall continue to do my utmost to promote
their Interests and general welfare. I trust that the deliberations of' this,
the Tenth Annual Conventijn, will go dowii in history with the record of
steps in the right direction for the emancipation of tho wealth producers.
Respectfully submitted,
(Signed)   J. 0. JONES,
Statement of Receipts and
For the year. 1912
Receipts       Expenditures
Balance on hand   '...$   1,123.68 -       ;,'
1911, December   ....'..'...;.....-.'....   30,096.25       29,652.04  ",
1912, January " SS'     20,651.60 ^     20,575.24
£_ Februa r}^^.-v-R--^^Tw^-rtT--.-l-li825.18-—12,-1«7t30—
March   ..".".-.... '... 11,261.45 12,046.42
.April   .' ".  11,009.60 ,   9,985.42'
' '      May    : ' " 11,648.75 • 11,012.07
June ..' .-.... 2.4S7.65 2,818.67
■  July    ....."....-......... 3,084.05 4,317.35
August \.A.  17,789.50 12,113.95
September   ...:  24,534.17 21,369.96
October  .'  12,179.35 1,100.96
, November     ' 8,699.45 20,835.01
Balance on hand
166,190.68     166,190.68
Through , hlmory'H curly rouords
right down to tlio pi-«>s<'nt diiy, sterlliiK
mniihood hns commanded first niton-
Hon from thn fair hox, Hvory woman admires tho mnn whoso pliysljiil
bonrhiK Hliimim him n dlsrlplo nf nil-
olrint llcrmiloK—-.in I » iii;,ii nf ]ii\v„v
nmoin; men.     Wluu li;iikk,r.H not !*th
iii'innl    ,,f    „>     1 ,        i ..i i, '     i
■onnnhlnd with tho fvprirt^ru'c of ■,«-*•
font, vigor in ovory flbrn of his m.ika-
up7 Listen! DR. MKTiKlHll'B BODY
HATTKKY hns put scores of mon In
this nnvlnbln poHltlon—ondowod thorn
With   Vlrlln   unit   full   t'*tpr,.l'„i   „t   M.<-,-i.
imiHculliit! powers. It will do tho
name for you. Il l« 300 por emit onsl-
or to wear than other uppnrontly nli.il-
Inr dovli't'K ion per cont ftrrator >■"
efficiency—contnliiB electric hntior.'ta
not burning nc-lds. It Is sold ut a
Imv <iim--iio niiiM-fitiMM.ity Inlin lo p,i.'
for Losses cerise with Its usis Hm
ctienntlnK. imi'rrflj.inp- tnllupiicc vv:n
Varicocele nnd kindred nllmont*
Wrllo for full partl?ulnrs nt once u-
David Bulldlno, 320 8th Ave, east
Report of Secretary-Treasurer
the Delegates of the Tenth Annual Convention of District 18,   United
Mine Workers of Amorlcn.
I herewith submit for your consideration my Fifth Annual ROport as
your Secretary Treasurer. In doing so I would state that it Is not my Intention to donl with any mnttcrs other than those which may bo affected through
finance. Tho reason for doing so is owing to the fact that the Prosldont ls
now In comploto control of directing tho general business of tho District, this
liolng brought about by certain terms of our present ngreoment.
General Financial Standing
It ls with much pleasure thnt I am nhlo to report to tho membership that
this Is the first your in tho history of this District us United Mino Workers
thnt wo find ourselvoH practically solvont, On tho first of December thore
was n lmlniice in the bank «f $8,578,1:1 (Ooncrnl Account, $8,206,29 and Roller
Account $.171.8-1,) nnd in addition tho iimoiint of $3,(110.37 has boon pnid to
District 10, 11. M. W, of A„ In connection with tho Pernio Local Loan, making
a total of JI2.1SS.10,
Our Indohtednoss nt Decoinbor first, 1911, wns approximately $,"0,000,00
This Iiiih boon paid, in addition to supporting n grpnt number of our momhors
through boliiK uniiblo to obtain work nl'tor tho sottlomontwiifl renchod, somo'
of whom worn receiving rnllofuji to thn end of Juno, 1012. This ftrntlfylnff
result \yiiB only hroiiRht. nbout by tho generous uhhIhIiuk'u received from the
Intoniiitloniil Organization, and hud It not hncui for HiIb consideration, It Is
riulto patent thnt our flnnnrlnl condition today, nnd also nur general Htnndlng,
would hnvo boon a ruther liiieiivluhlo ono. In cniuioctlon with the resumption of work al the itiIuoh, nml in coiiHOfiuonrn of which tho largo oxponso
wiih Incurred after Iho Ktrlko, was dun to tho fact, that only 1ml!' tho numhoi'
of men nt Michel that wero employnd previous lo tho strlko woro nhlo to
yet employment owing to rho closing down of No, S Mine, nnd It wns not
until nthor mines In tho district hnd boon opened up lo thoir norninl condition
wore theso men nhlo lo got work olsowliei-o, I dn not think It oesontlul at
this timo to go Into dntiilln concern Ing' this mutter iih I fool assurod thnt tho
history rogiiiil'ng tho gonoml conditions since tlio mines renumod work Is
common knowledge to all concerned.
Fernie Local Loan
Balance on hand ." $ ' 1,123.68
International    '. $131,500.00
Locals       31,380.77
Refund Insurance   ...'  26.98
Trades aiid Labor Congress, re Kzruz      1,600.00
K. Theodorovltch, repayment of loan-
T. G. Harries, repayment of loan
Refund," Bank of Commerce 	
Rofund,,, Sports Account 	
Goods   ^	
Refund, Frank, ro Strike .,.'	
Lethbridge Strike Fund  	
' 3.80
This Is n matter which lu mentioned lu tho Prosldont's Report, und wll^ H. C, Podorntlon of Labor        189.00
Prosldont W. B. Powell 	
President C, Stubbs 	
Vice-President C, Stubbs 	
Vice-President J. O. Jones 	
Socrotiiry-Treasuror A, .1. Carter ..,
District Hoard Momhors:
W. Loos  	
J. K. Smith  '
J, W, Cray  	
O. II. Hyslop 	
N, D. Thachuk 	
L,  Mooro   	
F. Whentloy	
J, O, Johoh 	
I), McNab  .'.....	
Dologato to H. C, Podorntlon of Labor
T. Uphill   .-	
Tologrnph nnd Telephone
Roportlng Convontlon, W, S, Pearson
Cost of Annual Convontlon .
Sports Account 	
Independent. Chairman 	
Albortiv Federation of Labor
i * i i t i i i i ♦ t  i i
• 40,00
bo ono which you will bo called upon to tnko notion, and which muriin >our
tiwt pi refill •nniiqlilerntlnn hofnrn nrrlvlni" nt nrtv conclusion.
This Ih a nuoHtlon which, perhaps, nffoots thn workom moro materially
than any other which confronts thoni today, ilnd notwithstanding tlio tioiiuflts
Unit thoy doilvo from thin legislation, I am of thn opinion thut. iho very best
uffortH Hhould ho made to secure amondinontn that will nt leant brim the
Act* nf II. (\ nnd Albenn un to thc stnndnrd of those In otheV plnces, At the
present time wo nro n long way behind tho practical working of tho Act now
In oprmitloln In thc Htute nf Washington, nnd from Information to hand I have
no hesitation In saying tlmt tho act of that State has at least boon Instrumental In carrying out ono of tho basic principles the legislation nlmcd nt, I.e.,
the elimination of economic wnstn in Iho payments to unnecessary lawyers,
witnesses and eninuilty corporations and tho exponsn and timo loss due to
iriiili-i .nel ,i|i|,(-;iU,
1 regret that I nm unable to present lo you n comploto Financial Rtativ
ii-Hil in llie K/ruK I'iiho. I wi»h to Huy, litiuovcr, that Ui« icivwhi for nol do-
Inir jo Is not in any way duo to tho lack on my part In urging tho solicitors
to ht the District have n statement tlmt wotiltl enable me. to show oxoct.ly
what has boon the cost In fighting this important case. Tho claim was only
paid to Widow Kzni* In January last, notwltliftUndlnff that decision was handed down h> tho I'rlvy Council In May, 1012.
r* Frank »
In iho middle of N'ovembcr last tho mines at Frank wero closed down,
Relief Account,  135,7.10,00
Organizing        isn.oa
Miscellaneous , ,,,.,       37S,7fi
Relief Account
From llenernl Fund up to
Xov. HO. 1.112....
Do. to Dec, 31, 1012,,
,!;    3,8M.tir,
Amount oxpoudud
Ilnlnnco on hand.
•This account was balanced by tho Auditor! up to Dncomber ,11st,
Respectfully submitted,
(Signed!    A. J. CARTER
District Becrctno-y-Trcasiiror.
Reports of International Ooard Member Thos. Q. Harriet, Fraternal Delegates J. W. Gray, D. H. Hyalop, A. *). Carter, and Frank Wheatley will appear
In our next lnue.
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-,'•' \ : yUp-Jo^Date.^^Eyery    Convenience.—. -   L.
,- '" .,';,,/ Excellent .Culelne.: ' -- .*- ; ;     ;/*'";"„"' -
J. A. CALLAN, Prop.
Bar Unexcelled
All White Help
Gall in and
see us once
Fernie-Fort Steele • ;
Brewing Go., Ltd.  .
Beer --;;'*,
and   ;
Goods a Specialty
,   i
Cigar Store
Wholesale and Retail
Barber Shop
'   Shoe Shine
Billiards and Pool
Coffee and Sandwich
IMzelwooa Buttermilk
Vlotoria Avenue
FERNIE, B.C,       Phone 34
-      '       '       1» - \ Jt
Hotel :
P.^V. .WHELAN;..Manager.
Rates $2.00 and up\
Hot and Cold ,Water    ;i
. *     Electric Lighted >
'"'.    Steam Heated. *
■'Phone in every room.
.   Sample;Rooms oh Main
" Business Street,
Meal Tickets„$7.00,
,-. .i ■ •    .    '      .     S1     ••    i
Special Rates by thej week and
the month and to Theatrical parties. " Try our       ,   '. *    *  '- ,;
Special Sunday
- _\
The-finest of  Wlnee,   Liquors
-and Cigars served;by competent
and obliging wine clerks. -•
Bar",supplied with the .best Wines,
V;       ' Liquoi's and ^upirs        -   -
s    11
Large Airy Rooms &
V   ,Gbod'Board*
Rosi& Mackay 5a*
Nowhere' In the Pass can be'
found In such a , display of'
We1 have the best money,
can buy of Beef, 'Pork, Mut-,
ton, Veal, . Poultry. Butter,
Eggs, Klsh, "Imperaior Hams
and-Bacon" Lard, 8ausages,
Welners and Sauer Kraut,
Calgary Cattle Co.
Phone 66
Livery, Feed;
. i
and Sale Stables i
§      First class Horsei. for Sale,    |
Buya Horses on Commlslon
Cvary convenient* and comfort, Just
11k* bslnfl At horn*.   One block
from Foil Offle*.   Centrally located
K. A. WILKHft,   -   Proprietor
PBLLATAVE.    •    •    •     FtRNIt
A Flash of
Lightning ...
, Is Just u llkol/ te striko
tho   hrm«i»   t\t   llu*   mirtaiirnH
mnn rt« thnt ftf \i\% wriro ■priv*
dent nolRlilior.     No building
Is lmmun«. |
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&. m.4r.*_**%t** \Ui ■**%**%
a^-waafaj*****    **y*.wwm*.
Us Insure
you and havo   a, Jllnlitnlnif
clause attached to jiio policy.
Thon you nnedn't vprry every
, time tbere Is a tin idorstorm;
Sole Agont for Fornl©
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7&ds arid Coal'DUsiEty
;:   xT^yi.^Shting^ J?ii esEtc. -.
"iAs a.result-pf- the investigation bf'-In one accident during the'"year the
. •. mine explosions and.mine fires hy the
• .- engineers of, tlie-Biireau.of^ Mines,, the
1 ■:" "following features have-been "npliced:;
Gas Explosions.   ''    *•'
. -; p-'-A.t a riu'mber of "mines'where disas-
.t ters have occurred ths'ppevaitors had
'v   considered . the ,, mines   non-gaseous
1 ..."'and accordingly had taken insufficient',
precautions    to    insure"  .ventilation
at the face.'  Usually the mines -,,had
ample fan capacity, but, investigation
siipwed that at-the face there was insufficient current,- largely because- of
'   . leaky stoppings.     Ip some mines too
milch reliance was placed on line brattices to conduct the air-current to the
.fdce. - In some-mines rooms had heen
.turned" ah<jad-of the last break-through
so that when a fall of roof had'knock-
- ed'down the brattice, or',curtains, or
" i., the doors on the roadways had been
- carelessly left open' for greater con-
veiiience In haulage there jvas no cir-
; , culatlon of air, with 'tlie result that,
gas had collected and been ignited_by
an'open light or the flame from a shot
of black powder-r or, dynamite. . - .
state mine inspector -reported' that a
shot fifer was'killed hy putting a dry-
^cellhattefy' in "the. same sack with detonators and explosives,
The use of -permissible explosives
that passed the tests of the bureau
has much decreased the dangers.of
igniting'gas,and dust but it has be'eii
found that they have not been used in
some minesaccording to the method's
prescribed by the"bureau; that ls, they
haye not been properly-,tamped, or the
charge, limit has heen exceeded.
In many cases the miner has been
permitted to have too large a quantity
of explosives in' his possession. In
-some states he is permiU'i-l'tolmve £5
pounds or more bf. black powder.   „
•The method of bringing explosives
into thte mine and'the method of storing them is bad at many mines. Stringent regulations on this subject should
be.*made"by state authorities: In some
districts kegs of powder or other explosives belbnging, to' the miners ire
left exposed in' their respective work
,ipg places .Instead--of behig placed.in
^Several  disasters , were, caused, by tight boxes with locks.-' ' .,-
the   mine "foremen allowing miners I 7   - - ' ',_':''.<       .-,.,,
•.     -'° l Accidents from-Electricity    ;
Several disasters have been attribii-
{ted to electric arcs from' grounds .or
With naked lamps to , enter' districts
containing gas, or by the fire boss j
endeavoring to "brush", or fan out
a pocket of gas by using a coat or
canvas sheet'and thus throwing the
inflammable gas upon an. open, light.
In, the majority of American mines
there,is very little inflammable gas
(methane chiefly) under ordinary
conditions, ibut at a time of low bar-'
ometer, or when' "there has been a
large fall of' roof, ' or', through
encountering a,fault or>crevice containing ,gas, dangerouso conditions
arise 'suddenly between\the . time
when"''the .mine, is inspected in the
early, morning ■ and -when the ' miner
enters ,tho .working .. place.'. .Many
such disasters have occurred in so-
called'"non-gaseous; mines" ,in' which
open lights were used". When a mine
..is considered gaseous,. safety lamps
- are-generally used; - and' many other
"precautions, are ■ taken." The absence
of gas for days or weeks, Iplls suspic-
i.*.VJ *.—\jii
Tthe""part of-the foreman.   The remedy
tsAVOuld 'appear'to 'be a greater extension of the use of safety lamps.   ■
Coal Dust Explosions.        "
. In  practically   -all  the  bituminous
cbal_ mines in which disastrous coal-
„ dust explosions have .occurred, the engineers of the bureau linve observed
that 'no .attention'was-paid tp -.thn accumulations of dry coal dust In tho
t Ipnev workings. ' In some .mine's near
the shaft or on the main roads'artificial ■ wntorlnjr hod 'boon'.'done, which
satisfied tho casual- visitor that---tho"
oondltlons were snfc; but the inner
Workings'/contnlnod vast amounts of
inflammable- co-41-ditst, 'which, 'when
ifcnited by n small explosion of gns or
i\ blown-out. shot, or other, cause, ha 1
initio tell, nh explosion thnt traversed
i|ot,dnly those Jiinor ^vorklnjrs but also
moro 'or loss of the. outer roadways
which had b'ecn moro or loss dampened by sprinkling,'      "•■••■
' '• Evon'wlioro iui oxplonlon Ijjih boon
stopped before It reached the mouth of
tho mino tlio'al'tovduiiip Kanon hnvo
smotherod Iho 'minora throughout a
much larger nroa than that traversed
by tlio explosion, Nona of tho mlnoa
in which lai'Bo dust explosions have
occurred liml prior to tho dlqaater om-
ployed systematic humidifying with
Bteum, <„
• Improper Handling of Explosives
In mnny of- tho mines examined by
tlio mining engineers explosives woro
'on'roloBBly handled, In certain In-'
stancoH tlio oporutortt BiippoRod that
thoy Iuul uiiniii'ublo Nliot-iiring and Inspection Byfltoma but examination nt.
tho fui-o (llsclosi'd that tlioio had been
ninny blown-out hIioU, In sonui onsen It wnH found that dntnnntoi'H and
bxploHlvoH lind biiiui kopt In tho Hiime
hox, pud that idiot flrara lind, currlod
dotonntoi'B lu tho Biuno'nftck wilh tho
oxiiloslvoa. Wli oro flrhiK lind hoon
dono with ii buttery it wan found that
ninny butteries woro of tlio ordinary
dry-coll lypo without any mifoKitiirdH.
short  circuits  igniting' coal  dust  or
gas.     Trolley haulage should not oi
permitted,in .entries' m, which there
,is one-half of one per cent, or more of
inflammable' gas.    ' '
i , *-
,   In a large number >ot mines using
electrical machinery it has been found
that the installation was very imperfect, particularly as regards Insula'-
tion. „ The use of electricity in- coal
mines is constantly extending and an
increasing number of accidents have
been attributed to .its use; hence more
care should .be exercised in insulation. ..'It would be desirable if ■ every
coal-mining state had an electrical engineer on its inspection staff.      •    >
-Lighting and Accidents
',  In all but.two of the mines in which
large'disastrous explosions have be-;
cm-red during the past few years, open" {
lights .-have been used.   Tn  many of
these. mines there .was mon? nr....Ipso jjitiliza/j„the.
inflammable'gas, generally-not in noticeable quantities, but sufficient to
produce  dangerous  conditions under
coi'tain ' circumstance's.   On the other
.hand, the mines that'have been considered and acknowledged by the operators to bo gaseous have generally
bperi'.'free "from explosions, although
ono small disaster Was attributed to
•Iho  Imperfect _ condition of a  safety']
lamp, '; ^Safety lamps  give a' poorer
light ancl aro especially unsatisfactory!
for f^a'ml'iiHti'on of tlx* roof and floor, -
■hut tbt ';• ,usR tends .to produce disci- •
men-travel," but it is more "difficult,
though just as important^ to have^good
air at the places where, the men.work.
. ■:-   '•  ■•'. Mine Firea^V- k- '"•,'•-
-, Some disastrous mine-fires have,oc;
curred ' during . the. past few .'years
through, gross carelessnes-'ia-.handliiig
open lights, or from short circuits of
electric currents due to-iinproper-.in---
sulation; - or -from underground .power
plants.'-*;: These have been, the>,ca,uses
of. fires'.in certain-metal mines Investigated, as. well as in coal-.mlnes..-- One'
bad-fire, which occasioned-loss of,life,
Avas-caused, by-setting-fy-e to oil.-used
for, lubrication. ..Such - instances { ara
duo both to the-use of open lights and
to the arrangements for ..storing the
oil or, other-. inflammable -material.
There has been a great; disregard of
danger'in the employment.of wood for
underground engine, houses,-, .pump
rooms," and stables, which.are especially liable to .fires.. But in- some districts, following disastrous mine fires,-
as iii-Illinois and.the'anthracite fields,
of .'Pennsylvania, many drastic, improvements have been,made.' Similar
precautions against mine fires shouid
be ,-taken and . facilities for fighting
such fires, should . be. introduced
throughout the country .without await:
ing ..occurrences- of-additional disasters. A preliminary report-on mine
fires, by.G, S. Rice, ha? been prepared
for publication .as a technical paper
(No. 24); and another, by J. W. Paul,
has,been prepared .for publication as
a -miners* circular. (No.-'IO).      ., "
Escape -Arrangements - - .,-
■Many of the mines in.this country
have Inadequate facilities for esoape
in case of "fire- or explosion.- Thege
should always- be-in'duplicate, and
either -escape way should provide,
adequate means of exit from the mine:
Pew mines-.have sufficient provision
in the-way of-fire-fighting'equipment
in and about'the. exit ways,'- The
statetof Illinois has-passed some excellent -laws and regulations for-fire
fighting, but- unfortunately very.,few
of the mining .states have even fundamental regulations requiring such im-.
provements. -
Refuge .Chambers
Most victims of explosion disasters
have been overcome by afterdamp and
not by violence or burning, but some
miners have escaped from,disasters
by bratticing themselves off in inner
workings. , '. These facts show that
had refuge, chambers been ,provided
many of the .miners that were lost
might have been saved.   Chambers of-^
Human Progress
It-.is"ofteii'-said that the- civilized i.ppse' they have bee.n diverted. .They
man- cannot • understand' the 'savage
If this" is-'true (and of its truth there'
can" be'little doubt) it is-at all events
not'altogether surprising; : The more
surprising, and- not less correct,1 statement is that the civilized'man''does'-
not understand himself: : --: "■ .' ,'"
"It,"may. be as'correct to' say that
that savage does'not understand the
civilized man; but the ironical element
of the situation-is that" the "superior"
being (to remove any doubt I had
better say that by this I' mean the
civilized inan) not only' lias to see
the'savage through' the 'savage's eyes
in order to understand him, but he has
to see himself through the savage's
eyes in order to, understand himself.
- -The outlook of the savage upon life
and his - "inlook" Upon himself,'-'can
only' be understood 'by the' civilized
man through the reconstruction of the'
have "been .sacrificed   to  Mammon
the historic mactation   before"''which
all others" pale. '-.     >'■ .,"   ,"
•Yes, so low have the strength of
humtin, muscles, and the intelligence ol
human brain" fallen ih the hey?day of
our "high civilization" that they are
devoted to the base end of increasing
existing ■ values, of producing prpfit
for a class .'of absorbent/but nevertheless inactive, ghemical compounds,
who svould scon resolve "into their
simple "elements if they were left to
tlieir own resources. * •
0! foul prostitution:
What this prostitution means to the
victims of it strangely enough they
are the last to perceive. They give up
every joy of life in order to gain bare
half rations. While they pour out
their heart's blood in a torrent of
wealth for otliers to riot and exault in,
lie Official
Tests show Dr. PrieeV
Baking Powder lo bc most
efficient an strength, of highest
purity and healthiness
social'-system' in   which' the  savage Ithoy sink'to the floor of their thresh-
lives.   Only after doing this; only arcing-dens overwhelmed wilh'the grain
......     t...!U,.. _      '      ..... .     . ,     . '
ter building up anew the social.sys
tem based upon'the'free and common
access to all the sources of wealth
and tho free and common'enjoyment
of- tho social wealth, it is possible to
realize- the self-abnegation, the sinking--of'the individual in the community,-which -is characteristic "of- the
pientallty'of the savage-and the ,bar-"
On the other hand, so accustomed
has-tlie civilifced man become to the
life'-he is" living, so perfectly do his
conceptions of -things, as tliey ought
to be fit 'in with .things as they are,
that all the; unfitness 'and inconsistencies and incongruities of-his environment, are hidden from his sight,    ■    ■ .
, If he could only realize that things
as they are make his conception of
things as' they ought to be! If he
could only understand that, in order
to perceive things as they are he niust
view them from the place where" they
are not!( If he could only grasp the
fact that before lie can conceive things
"as they ought to be," ho must release his mind from "the rusty' fetters
of things as they are. .  .   '
'An ethnologist of sufficient standing to' get his bread buttered on both
sides and round the crust by the ap-
„.',,,    '   •        " """    ~" ""*"'" 1 proved capitalist method of "skating
simple type are easy io make, and tho I nn  M,„ „,.„*„„„„  _,. ,.,__..
several engineers of the bureau advise
that all mines provide them. - Even
if nothing more than several mine
rooms or chambers of ordinary size
in' different parts' of the mine, were
i B.£l=/1 n 111 rl_Vi r
doors in duplicate, a supply of drinking water in sealed bottles, a limited
guishei-s. and, if practicable,'a protect-
quantity of food in cans, a supply of
first-aid equipment,, a fow fire extinguishers, and, if practicable, a protected telephone. Sucli rooms would
prove useful under many conditions
arising jn tlm daily routine, of mining
operations, and would prove a good, investment evou- though no large dlsas»,
ters occurred.     Ilcscuo parties would j
on the surface" of his science, has
told us concerning the North American Indians, that they could not be
induced to work steadily for wages;
they labored for a time,- but would
rather sacrifice what they had earned
than continue to work a day or two
longer* and complete their contract.
This was a mystery to" the "scientist,"
but it should be illuminating for the
civilized man wiio is willing to stand
in the savage's shoes in order lo understand- himself.      *n   '  . ■        ■'
In the savage mind tho selling.of
olio's energies to another is prostitution of the vilest kind, and-'a thing
not to" be contemplated without dis-
.     „      ,     . ,. ., iRiisti-Mtnd who can saytnat he is.not
naturally-aim to .reaclA these rescue | . , .„ , ,   ,'
right?       '   .   ■ ■        ■ '.    .     .
nowover, tney must be f and in time of trouble, when ordinary1
liy by  somo  corajiotonU escapo ways worq blocked -.by poJson-|er
•table electric lapips':glvo,>ous gapes or rock.fjills, mpn in\iho!01
llpht {ind nro bijlng- art.,, mines..would endeavor. Lo-roach .these,I0*
optod.;to s^mo/ijSrtentVli) the(.Ponnsyl-! surety chambers.     .Where1 tlio mines'PU1
ynniii /nntjmicito   field'/ ^   Different', nro not drop, upocial holes iplghLbp i!l1"
typo's of oloetrKy iVglits for use!-by' mliwj bored .from tho surface down Into such Iot'
chambers promptly bpforo making s* ■   ,„„ . , .   .     ,
'pili.i'  and  caro  in Mother .directions. I random search .throughout- the mine..! '.'.    . .8a1,B(!,may ,'"ftV0    1S   „
Wen used', However, thev must be'! and in time of trouble, when ordinary  8   l'3' J»4;'« tB •"■'fff ■•mnn-"    "™'"
•inspected   dally by  somo  compotontWapo ways were* blockcd-.by poison-  Gr   """; the soirsdns'inay press liiin,
licrson.'    Portable electric la^glvoj ous ga.os or rock.fjillB, mon in, iho !op, *,0 Mj'^nh'contest hh:rlgh1 .to
'mucK'.&cttcr llpht {ind mt b^lng. ad.:,mines..would oiide.-ivor. Lo.roach .these,|" « .'^lo"hev does--exist hovUvps-
-. •    '•■     r     - ; > ■ •  ■ ;M1- that "is pnod. .liv nature is-.hls in
ibnndnnco,-wltli tho single exception
food:' .Tie; has room to'live in, and
•ers arc now under investigation  by'!chambers,. tl.ii'Qiigh which holes,fresh
Uio bureau at,.Pittsburg.    If IJio safe-1 air might bp'forced when needed holy condltlnnk nr'o to'bo'iiiiprovod, It-1 low and through which telephone lines
■spems lii'obnblo thnt the uho of thoRo ' could bo run to tho .surface. .„        , .   ., .   ,    ,
.   t ,   , in,      ii , i  i,    11,11,   m ,i>       ,4.   .,     .   i,      ormed In tho sun and ulr of open day,
oiocU'lc lamps will bo wldolj extondrd'     Whilo thus calling attpiitlon to the       , ..       .   , .     ..'       ,
,     „,        ,   , .,     , .A,. nt     i , and  no slingy bulimcc is BtWioli Ij 	
and will inucli.lossi'ii tho dun«er of  iidvnntngoH of'sucli rescue chnmbcrB,   . ,   . ,    , , .      ,.,>,,       ,   „ „,',,,,.,
,   .        . ,•   ,     i,      4,   .   ,4    , ' „,   ,,, .   . ,,,    , . ,.,.,., itweon winl ho has coimuniod nnd-lie i thread ol yarn lor his c nt hos through
explosions and mine flron that nttonds ■ tho bureau has not urgod thotr Instal ,     , ■    , c        ,,    n ,, ,,   ,, .   ,   .  .,      ,   ,„    ,
.,        ......        ,  i, .,„     _       „, , ,.        .*      .. power he has gaiied fnorn it,  .Only his f ngcrrt, *nn< *h hot tho. shu it o ...for
tho imo of opon lamps, lation as equal In liuportnnco to )ii-p-    ,      ., ,     ' , .,„,,,       .,
.,   .,, ', i    . ., .        ',,..,,     when tlio sousons havo boon nn-prop- iovwy blinnd   or liis  wonrHg~t ioho
Ventilation i ciiutlonnry  inoauiiros looking  to tlio  ., ,   .        .  .      ,    , , i ,        ,, , ,    , .
,     ,     , .,      ...       . .   „    . , ,, ,    ,    ,      „     '  •      „ . .    ' Hour nnd nggiu'i  docs ho know wnnl, never know thn anxloiiB caiv and Htlnt
Ah alrrady mentioned, thoro ls groat  prevention of nilno disasters.   Hut in-:     ,       ,4        ..,„,,.     _ .   _     I,      . .,   .. , , ', ,
, „    , . ,      ,    ■     .,,     .    „i i   *,   .   i. „ ,       *, Hind nnxloty ns to his   vo hood  s for-1 n wliich tho inndorn worker   iish oris
need for Improvomoiit in mino vnntlln-  torofit In thoin Iiicivubph as it Is renl-    ,      .    ..'    .      .. , .   ,     , I..     .       ,.   , . ....       t,    ,
,    , ,,   ,     ...    .,     . ,„,        o gn to Iini, for nl   his hard iiovur y ihis  k troni.'.l i  Into  wenli h   or others!
lited tliat mino dlsastorB may s 111 oc-    - . .... ' ■ l    . '
he lias timo to  live, '. -For hlm'the
swe'ot'breezos'blow fresh and untainted, and tlio scented dawn ushers tho
I day of joyous life. i. IIIsx work is per-.
the produce but may noc cat, and
perish for want of the wealth in which
they, are buried.
When some novelist paints with
vivid touch the wretched Roman slaves
toiling in the wheel and' muzzled in
order that they shall not «at the flour
they are grinding, the moedrn toiler
feels, fold-footed spiders running over
his face. Yet his own position is
■very much the same. The-muzzle is
exchanged for blinkers, but.he still
painfully grinds the corn which he
may not eat. he still wears his life out
in unrequited labor,' and drains the
cup of misery to "the very last bitter
Fellow workers, you can only live
once. Ask yourself how much of that
life you spend upon yourselves, and
how much upon those who hold you
in their grip in order to batten upon
you, as the ant battens upon the aphis
which it "cultivates."
What do you know of the sun and
fresh air. • There are 16S hours in a
week, and> lucky for you if you have
for six o1' .;:,.".i of tho? Iio.ia "a
place in lu s.-.n.' The rest Df Ihe tmii-
you aie cit.n3' s.laving or ,. icuoeiatin-'.
One hour in twenty, one day in
twenty—that is your lot and portion
in your own life. You exist for thirty years, on the average, and you
"live" for eighteen,months! "   >
0!' those eighteen months of
crowded delirium, overshadowed as
they ai-e ,.bj; the pinching poverty
caring for the morrow; purchased as
they are with so many years of weary
effort and' hopeless drugery; drenched as they are with tlio blood of murdered hopes and wet with tears; are
they wortlHt? are they worth it? aro
they worthJt? . ,
' When i' hear an old man of Uie
working class whose life has been cast
in the common groove of those aliout
htm, whose hack has.bout to thc common burden, am^whoso hair has.wliit-
onod in the common, woe—when I liqar
such' a man declare that he lias not
had enough of It'and more than, enough of, It,''and wishi himself- young
again,-,-theo) will J sa'y, yos,.i-perhaps
they mny,be worth It.
Whe'i-ojs'tho neoil of .all .this grinding/wearing anxious poverty?' Thr<
faavagc never 'know it." Ho starved
only,in a raro and exceptional season
of dearth; -tho harbiy-Jnu who came uf-
ti'r him, and Iho early husbandman
who plowed wll'n slow oxou, and sowed broad east,'' and threshed out, Iho
summers grain with a flail in the dull
days ol' tho winter;  who spun ouch
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by this Bank overcome Iho annoying difficulties of obtaining funds' abroad, especially
Jn pluc»s whoro identification ts difficult. , -, .'. . -,.l;
CI equcs and Drafts on all tho countries,pf tho world, drawn In sterling, francs,1
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L.  A.  S.   DACK,'Manager'  FERNI'I   URANCl-l '   "
lion, fl»|)uiiliilly ,at tlio faco whovo tho
minor worKR, - Mino 'fdroihon liro
aornolItima ton easily untlsflcd with
Hnndlng down largo voIudiob of ulr
Into llm niirni and illuviiRiird tlio fact
tlmt. It iIihih not coach thu fitoo In
sufflclont i|iifinlltli'H to «\viv>|) nwii'y
Knars thnt may ucpiniliilato thorn,
dtluu' tliu flni'dmii'ii from Um coal ov
poiHuuoiiM giiHon from lliu powder uuod
in brlnKlng down tlio cotil. .Ootiomlly
thn fan muiliuiiont at coal iiiIiioh Ih
Biifflclont, Imt In miiny or thorn? itilnos
tlio uiiik'i'Ki'Oiind syHloni of vnntllntion
In tlio nroro niinoto jinrtn of tlm ihIiiph
Ih not itH offldent nn It filiould bo, It
In iiHtmlly oiih,v otimiBli to hnvo Rood
nlr nlonji Mm mall) ontrlon and liaiil-
u«o romlH and nmlnwiiyn, where, tlio
cur notwItlistniidliiK' all iirfiPiintloiiH,
though, lot it bn hoped, at iiicicaiiliii;'-
ly less fronuont Intorvals.
Falls of Roof Coal.
Ily i'iir tlio larfifiBt aiinuiil Iohs of
livofl In   nilno<i  Ih cinisi"!  liy fall1! of
roof iuid coal;  IIiIb Ih two of.niotnl
iiiIiioh an wow as coal iiiIiioh. ..  Thn
and his Hlpudor roHourcos. i [kocjilnp.
T1k> Hiivng" vIcwb his BtronRlh, li Ih      Tho uvoriiBi' wlifat cmii In mcdliio-
Hkill, his rourfiRn, nn Hafrod to tho pur-j vol Knslund was four hi:.i'i(.'lii an non*.
piifio of ninklii;; Iho mout of llfoj iih
lioolitl' iiKsctK conti'l'iiitory to tho m-
cilnI   wolfiiro.  ,'ind  one  lioldlim:    flint' In   Ililriy-Mro   lm?ln,l-'
vlow ran hardly do othor than wruiil j v-'llli iho Btonni plow, Dm- Mnrhy Hlggor
thu mau who rIvch ovor bin Htroiusth nuiil MutoHt word In imch niaUi<rH) tho
iiiih! It was fjiiniwd wlih grtiiit lnhor
•ili<< -iironiKo oro;) nt llw proscnl, day
.-'Vlff'll      (iv.*
,   ,   , . ,.,     „ ..,    . .      lit id hU.MI to i not ior tor it prkio an n  nmior   dot gli    howii  with  ilio  need
u ndiir y ig oaiHo of Hib Inrwo   obb,        ... .  . .      '     , . ... . '       ... ...        . ,    ,
'   " ° pros, luted poi'HOii mid Hconi lilm mi, drill, hoed wth tho hoiv<> hi"i and cnl-.
which In iho cnlnmlnr your 1010 was
I.aiO livou, nnd In 1011. 1,321 Hvom. Ih
being Bought by tlio mining ongluouiH
of tliln biinmu, Thnnitli lli<« luiinod-
Into ciiiiHO Ih liinlc of niifflclnnt tlinhor,
Iho inlntiiR HyHtiim Hc«m'B al»o at fnult,
In vlow of tho much Ktiutllnr Iohh of
TIiIh vlow Im tlio t'orrnr-t ono, notwithstanding tlmt. our "high civilization" does not panult iin to net* |t hiivo
through (Iio*.fn!Rli, clear vlHlon of
primitive man,   Think!   Tho utrcngtli
... ..   „   ",'  " "; .' !'   ,."! ,nf liuman imiHcli'u, Iho Inlolllgoiicn of
fo   ior  tioiHJind  o n iloyod    u   tlio , ,    ,    ,        . ..
,    '       ,, ,„     i . ,   Hiniiin bruin, hiiv*.' boon wrotmht nut
inlncH pf Kiiropu.   C om; y couiioctod i ,     ...      *       , „     ... ,,       .
1 of untold URt'H of Hlrlfo wlili Him t-xtor-
- ■*' .-•- '*■   |mil world, tlio liuiniin Htnigglo for a
'llvlnir Tln»y Imv<- In en prrfndcd
itlirniigh nu nppiillliig fipnro of cvolu-
I lion in oi-ilitr lo mnko a bod of roHon
I for Ihn clmnilrnl compound wlildi run-
itrolH thi'in.     Hut  tnr IIiIh high pur-
! with UiIk (picritlon Ih Him moldem* iik.i
| or nxpioHlvoB. which HliattcrH iho roof,
|iUIU   tl'iU   1.1UK  Ul   HtllllClUlll  lilHMtL Htl|l-
(crvlnlon of the working fneue, liy tliu
m!r^ tnmntri. The use &f Si.-hh tlric
bur nud fuwor iiilno fororiien but morn
powder ns comparod wilh tlio«<> In
y.imipiwiii ('.outiiri4-H, iiiiii<i« the Annirl-
can dfimnnd (for cheaper coal, but nt
heavy cont In thn Iobk of luinwn Hfo
uiul wa»t« of fiml renourcflii,
Theso fitctg need not l« considered
ni a biulu of crlticlatn of either the
miner or the mint* nwnnr, hut thoy
Indicate an urgent xnwut tor recaitlng
Die *>/v»nomlr i"rmflfflon!j tinder ivhleli
tho toAlmiuIng Industry la now being operated.
Meanwhile tlm Ilureau of Mine* I*
beglnnlnx t* cartful •xarolnatlon Into
the mtnre and n««B« of prertntlg
areWani* frnm ittaaa anrf nOi*r mM^'I
laneoua c»u*^»—Mlaea Md Mloeratt.
tlv.itor; cut and tied with tin- ri'iipcr
nml Holf-blndor; IhroHliod out and win- J
nowi'd  and   clonnod  nnd  iincUod   )»>':
tlio tin'oidilng miic'liliii',     Yd i\v Ae* \
l«lo mid  tho  flail  gnvo  tlw   \\<u'l,i>rs \
]i)i'iu\   t.o <>at and nliiindaiit   lcl>:iin',
whll" nil thoHO nidH to mifcy product ion
bnvf  broiiRlit  thf-ni   only  ui'.ct'jiuiiii;'
dnnm<'i> nud Ntnrvntloii.
.  Why U hi
Thc iii-.ihi: Is very fciinidt); tlio iih-hiih .
of living havo fallen Into tlio pos^-i-
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Telephone No. 48. .   Post Office Box No. 380
T'N an ill-advised moment our extremely modest
*■ Cabinet Minister, the Hon. W. 11. Ross, more
geilerally known in this district as "The Man with'
arRecord" (Labor) or "Ballot Box Bill," essayed
to deal sarcastically with Parker Williams. His
education in the Crows Nest Pass during the last
election has evidently failed to convince him that
almost any labor "representative can, to state it
mildly, "put it all over him" when it comes to argument on public questions.
When dealing with the Land Act at Victoria the
other clay, the Hon. W. R. Ross expressed the. hope
'tliat the member across the floor of the House
would deign to consider what he had to say, and
not treat the matter in the flippant -vein he had
adopted towards tho Forest Act introduced-a few
days before. lie supposed'".(here the Hon. Minister of Lands waxed very sarcastic) 'that the arrogance of his position ' as the lea'der
of the opposition, a place to which fortuitous accident had elevated him, had contrived to make the
Newcastle representative critical of every measure
put forward by the government.' "I trust," he
said, "that the member for Newcastle will forget
his perpetual grouch with the world at large, and
will give us the benefit of his attention, treating
the measure in a manner different from' the supercilious way in which lie has treated other bills em-
*■ auating from this department."   After this he laid
•some emphasis on the fact that he wished to give
the Socialists some idea of how he was running the
department under his charge, and during his remarks took pains (to point out his .extreme modesty,
and how if he failed in oratory yet in the matter of.
actijal work he was right 'on the job.' which allowed an opening for ministerial applause.
Parker Williams   then arose   to deal with him
the occasion to offer a general review of tlie work
of his department, and has pretty extensively apol-
, ogized for his failings.     I think, -Mr. Speaker,' it,
would have been more to the point if he had embodied same in a report.   I really do not see what
relation it bears to the bill.  ; ,Tn his opening,rein arks he expressed the hope that he might deal
with the kind question largely.along general lines,
and then proceeded to read myself a rather grandmotherly lecture for my criticisms on certain bills
emanating from himself.."-   He then went on to
.describe the manner in which the gentleman ■ had
got into the habit when introducing'.bills to' the
House of reading, .essays on Toryism.'   Referring
to Ii is modesty, Parker Williams went on', '/If this
it» his modesty, thflh I hopo and trust I may riot be
punished with any,of liis extravagant outbursts."
Of course, criticising the Department of Lands
is all right, but the Hon. W. Jt, Ross also represents
a Labor1 constituency, and when Parker Williams
introduced a resolution in tho House for the appointing of a committee to investigate the dispute nt
Cumberland, where do we find our esteemed friend
ou the volins?   Thc resolution was killed by fill
voles to 2, tho two in favor being Plnco and AVill-
iams.   Where was lloss?   Don't you know?
T P they will but think of it the earliest people
. I who oppose child labor will hoc at once that
the greatest olislnele in tlieir path is the fuel, Unit,
llwi'i! ih no likelihood ui the supply ol' children giving out, It 5h only ton true Hint lung hours in n mill
or n minimi? I'lietory may start n child workup on
the road In' preiiiiitiiir ih-iit.li, hnl. it. is nhui true that,
us soon us omi chilli drops liy the wayside thoro is
, another nnd yet nnollior, iiot'iioccssnrily ready, but
forced through noroKsity, to take the first oii'j's
plii"o, II is nut so wilh lessor creulunw. wilh loli"'
.slurs or u'illi trout, for i-xiuiipln, for h'oiil* and loli-
st'iii'H are good lo eat, and experience Iiiih taught
Unit ,stn-.'t laws aro norosKiiry, lawn rigidly onfmveil
if the supplies urn nut to be diminish*.'.! hy lititnmi
grcttl. Young lobsters mid young trout are protected, They are protected because tliey tickle (lie
palate, und the top layer of mankind would consider it a dire calamity if anything should happen
fo destroy them. They are safeguarded by men
who are paid to watch over thein, tliey are pamper-
«d, almost, potted; in fiMh-lmteheries their surround'
iiigs are in the highest degree sanitary nnd scientific; their security is comploto; free of rpapoimi.
hility and remote from danger, they are encouraged
to grow up into sturdy, active fishhood; and all because they aro good lo cat, and tho, supply, with
cureless or stupid handling, might cattily become
'flxhnuKtcil. Shall only hiicIi young things as arc
good to ent be aafoguarilcd from exploiters? Is
thoro not a chance that some day tho child shall be
hh important and ;o* worth coiisurviiig ah the trout,
thn lobster, the terrapin, or the tree! Must wc
wail for the supply to show signs of exhaustion
before thc name earn and protection which fish aud
game now enjoy nr*) offered to human beings?"—
Puck, Feb. 5, inn.
The above extract from 'New .York's great car-,
toonist publication tells a story that is accentuated
by aniUustration that "speaks more potently than
wordslcantell." . On the"right of tKepictiire"is the
entrance to a factory-; a glirtfpse insider shows * a
gaunt individual scantily clad wearing the proverbial.-uniform, of-, the-wage-plug, blueftd$nim oyeralls
and silhouetted in the light are two girls, *the legs
'of"one" are^of'the pipe-stem variety; on.the thresh-,,
old are two youngsters; evidently brothers,-both
with.heads abnormally large in comparison to their,
stunted frames, the elder of the 'two has shoe?; that
appear about two sizes too large, while„tbe younger
jvhose'hand he is grasping, is.barefooted.!..." •-.-" "-
The left of the picture reveals a sturdy specimah-
upon whose chest is his badge of office, "Warden,"
in his right hand h'e carries a measuring instrument
and.a thermometer, his pockets on both sides bulg-.
ing-with warranto, his left hand grasps a.poster;
upon which one reads, "Fish, Game, Forestry, and
Food Laws." At his feet are various water dwellers and standing near a tree is an attenuated b-
vine specimen intended to represent a calf.
The whole story, appeals to the sentimentally inclined, but to be''effectively treated, knowledge
■ *    ft *,*
must be acquired by. those most affected, viz, the
workers themselves. Sentimentalists may slobber
over.cruel treatment, pulpiteers may denounce the
grasping employer, newspapers may work up "human interest" copy until the crack o' doom, but
these will have but little influence until the sufferers themselves decide that they'll stand firmly with
the members of their class to end, not mend, the
present state of affairs.
Tlie' child will not be considered as important as
the trout and tree until the parents of" the child
make up their minds to assist in overturning a state
of society that means misery and degradation for
themselves, and their offspring. This should not
be a hard job to accomplish when it is known that
there is an ample. supply of all- the necessaries of
life produced to feed, clothe and properly house
every human being were those things that are col-
lcotivt-ly produced collectively owned. -This
is no idle dream, no visionary fable of some sentimental idealist,, but is^statistically proven by economists outside of the Marxian school.
Should the supply of children show that there is
a tendency to decrease then indeed would-thc legislative bodies bestir themselves to do something towards arresting such a "deplorable" state of affairs ; this is evident by the governments in France,
Australia, and now we also have remedial measures
being introduced by the Liberals in Great Britain.
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of
cure," and although there is no present shortage
of children to be ground into profits vital statistics
conclusively demonstrate that the workers are'alive
to tlie fact that the more children they bring into
the world'the more material they furnish the mas-
growing wiser'to the game is troubling the representatives of capitalism, hence, under the mask of
"philanthropy".we note such palliatives as Government support to working women at childbirth,
preference for Government employment, (in France)
to those passing examinations if they have .large
families, etc. We are not declaiming against the
action of governments iu the matter but we do point
out the reasons for their solicitude for the workers.
•It is not because of any particular love for them but
is due to their desire to help prolong the present
system as long as they can." The workers, on the
other hand, are .the only ones that can rid them-'
selves of their shackles entirely, and to do this, they
must'study the'cause of their troubles,'and when his departure   in tl^ls particular In-
ascertained that it is "private ownership," play J stance, .ir the ^elo^tea, thought thoy
their part ,with the balance of the International' could, lay down ways and. means' to
enable a, satisfactory solution, or the
•Continued from Pa|e 1) '
(brothers can obtain tne necessary ed-'
ucatloh"! ttrougti^SHr' Vrgaulzafiori:"'!"
., The" TesorntIon''ironmitlM;non-con-'
enrred ih this vjejalutlon,-', and recommended that a.>i$GulvttT6£'|embodyiqJS
this .desire bOubmitt,ed'jq |he, next
Inteii;nati6nal^6^venqdn,^ri o?d'e)* that
the ifnitetf Mine'1 Worker! "Jotfrhal may
be published in several.languages for
the education of, our:foreign-speaking
brothers..- The -report, of the-, committee carried.- ;.-,;; , ' *:*V " '■
Report of Appeals and, Grievance
. . Committee
Resolution No. 3 "^ " ■
, RESOLVED-that we, the members
of Local,No. 1387, Canmore., are v not
satisfied with tha methods of,settling
the disputes under the present agreement; -    ._    . A, ' - >    ;.     , _.       X
WHEREAS we had a member (James Straplno) who had a grievance in
the month of June, same was taken
up by the pit committee and the superintendent . of. the company, as, per
agreement, and then .was handed to the
District on the first day of /August,
1912, and up to this 9th day, of December, 1912, the Bald dispute has not
been settled. • '„" .
' THEREFORE be It 'resolved .that
the, delegates pf the'' Tenth' Annual
Convention take this matter up and
discuss it thoroughly! ahd, if possible,
devlBe some ways and meaps to.have
these cases settled in shorter time.
Canmore' Local' Union', No. 1387,   '
. ,'    \ [ ., ii.'u. w. of a.
N D'.' Thachuk, Secretary.
Delegate Thachuk explained that
the resolution-from his local'had been
caused through'Jthe inability of the local to bring about a settlement in the
question of a grievance that had originated ' in the month of June or July
last, and had not yetbeen settled.
Vice-President Jones stated that he
had received a communication from-
the Canmore Local at the time the
president and' the secretary-treasurer
were absent xit the International headquarters. He had also received a request from the Taber Local, requesting him to pay them an urgent visit,
and had immediately left for that district, and from Taber direct to Can-
-Taking the floor on "the question,
President Stubbs explained that the
matter was one that had como under
his .notice. It was a make-up' case,
and as such had'required .very careful
consideration. The ordinary; way of
handling such disputes invariably re-,
suited in the handing down of a" decision adverse to the interests of the
men affected, and- in this uarticular
dinary method of procedure and had
tried something.that he might'term'
was in, the nature of an experiment..
He had tried on-' several occasions to
get out'tOyCahmtfre-ln connection with-
tliis matter, tiUC-tb«y-must realize'.that
hiB work since taking office in hts pre-,
sent' capacity, had been.' particularly
strenuous,' in-view of the'fact that all
matterB of dispute .were referred to
bim' under then-existing agreement,
and he had in many-cases toaccumu-,
late Mb facta and the array of evidence
tb be submitted in the effort to obtain
a settlement. * - The method of referring such disputes to a chairman had
not proved-' a > satisfactory; one,, henco
proletariat, ibringing into existence, tho Collective
Ownership of thc means of Production and Distribution. A      * * •
difficulty to ba,arrived at, he regionally would be. pleased to hear 'it .Pen
8o?ally fib had followed llie'ilno of actio i which he co^sldero.l would be pio-
ducttvo of the best reujltu, nnd the
fact that tho Individual affect id by the
' Ulnpute has slnco removed ucfoss the
We read in the press dispatches that thc employ- iinu did not glvo the caso Iho' aspect,
ees of the Gould railway system presented Helen of lelng ono of, serious inconvo ilenco
Gould with diamonds the other day when she was t0 that individual..       ■  .   ^ ,    ±
... . |   In reply to a question of Delegate
married. ^ McRohorts,   ProBldont Stubbs stated
(.'mild anything bo more pathetic? n thnt ,,0 haa notlfloa tho secretary of
What has Helen Gould ever dono for theso slaves tlio Cnnmoro Local of his plan of ,ac-
thnt they should buy diamonds for her?   She who tion,  •
is millionairess while thoy aro next to paupers?      !   ™w^ Thachuk expressed his eat-
iBfactton of tho manner in which thc
prosldont lind explained tho mnttor,
|   Dologato McHoberts • snid thnt the
; present methods of sottllng grievances, uinlor thu present agreement, was
| ono of tlio very. worst fonturoHi of n
j bail agreement, and citrongly .advocnt-
j od tlmt ways mul moiins Hhould bo devised iiIoiik other linns, If It. woro nt
nil iinKlblo to iIovIro tiiotn,
liolpgntn Wlliln ei'linoil tlio opinion
pxprosBcrt'liy Dnlounto McRohnrtH, nml
cited liiHtniH'oH of tlm difficulties ox-
porloiicod In Coal Crook, whoro thoy
woro Qxporlow-lng groat difficulty In
konplng tho moinhorHhlp togotlior,
Dolognto Howbrook ndvocntod action In tho political flold on thn only
remedy to conntornct nnd' ollmtnnlo
tho dlsnilvnntngoB cf tho workors In
having n government'Whocn boIo aim
und purpose waB tho appointment of
chairmen whoso doclslons at All MmoR
woro directed against tho Interest ot
tho num. iio nuttul tiiiUtiio tUto-v
mon and the oporaters woro hand In
hand, nnd the Lrmleux Act *r*» of no
benefit to tho working mon.
faking tlm floor on the- mattor under discussion, Delegate Whontloy
auggoRted that n commlitlon be requested from the government, to en«
quire Into tho condttlonn of the mine
worker* throughout the provlnco of
rtalugalfl Magdal RiiKSMted that tt
would bo a sound policy to discontinue
tho dlHciiHHlon nt this time, o* tboits
wore other grievance* of n similar nature, end it would certainty hnlp towards a «poedler Bobtton of the difficulty If tho grievance at prewnt he-
When will woHciiitfincn cease making such debusing Npi'i'liiclcs uf themselves? When will Ihey
jjive some evidcin'i.' ol! professing manliness to sor-
vility, nnd self-respect to sycophancy and soil'-
Tlm whole "philanthropic" scheme of Helen
(Imiiii hns li.M'ii inio ol' successful exploitation of
tile wiitfe sIiivoh sho hns Hiii'h n yeiirning lo do Home-
tiling fur,
Tlii'se "philanthropies," so-called, arc her best
pnyiiiu investment.   Sho has become the tinsel of!
Ihi' slaves by providing them with cheap buths,
Why can these rnilroad workers not seo tlint' every particle of this "philanthropy" comes out of
(heir wages nnd their hides, and that for every
cent Helen Gould spends on them she gets a dollar
out of them I
Oh, tlio pathos of seeing those slaves spending
the dollars thoy cam with their blood to, buy din.
inondH for thoir multi-millionairo owner while thoy
decorate their own wives with paste jowelry.—Appeal to Reason. '
fore the convention were left until"tlie
others had been dealt withalong.slmi-
lar lines. .     -", ■'Sy;XA^.~jf-!!Xf,
, Aijked by Delegate Winstanley^if it
■would:be avwise.'plan^t thia.time1 for
the,vfhole,of;tte%pMrjct>to^ay down
tools in the event of'all of "the" griev-.
ances- not belnjg, Bettled .forthwith.
President Sttsbbs" nnWered /most* eitf-
platlcallr^'Wo.^,-7^v';^p~V^:fc--.» A-
c -President «-Stiibbs4tbok" thesf IcKirsoi^-
iliev question of the policy of a general
'strike throughout, the District; and covered .-the ground in a masterly* Btyle.' -
(Space will-; not jpermlt^ns 4e>g|ve'
a verbatim report.of .Mb address,.'but
we, hope to do •; so I in- a subsequent
.issue.)    - .-,.':■» t:i.-.;-.v-tfr„-.'-"^R--,;'
,, X    ■ Afternoon Sepstorv   .'    t-»
Supplementary, Report*-of Credential
'. Committee :    u-- „,.
* r The credential committee asked to
be allowed* to,make a.supplementary
report to the effect that Robert,Har^
Ian, fraternal delegate from District
10, Washington, be accorded a voice
and a seat in .this convention. Moved
and seconded,to adopt the report of
the committee,,and.carried. -,,
* President Stubbs resumed his address and covered considerable ground
in the course of.lt, the termination of
which was received with a round .of
applause from the delegates present
He finally concluded with a'suggestion
that the matter be'left in abeyance un-'
til others of a like nature came up for
discussion;      - *       ;''■'■
- Delegate Levitt explained that thlB
was not a very material matter, a3 the
same -business would' ultimately ;come
up under-the' head of "Officers' Reports."
' iMotlon - to adjourn,, carried. -*
Convention adjourned at 2.30, p.m.,
to re-convene at 9 a.m., Wednesday,
the 19th' lnat. '     '
,   WEDNESDAY SESSION        .  ,
It came as1 a surprise to many of
tbe delegates in attendance when it
wks stated-at the morning's session
by.Delegate Magdal'and corrohatefl
by Delegate Harries, the absurdly low
average wage in Blalrmore, Passbiirg,
Maple Leaf, and Burmis camps.
This was brought to light by a debate brought down by the Prank local, which censured the officers of
the district for not alleviating the
distress caused by the shut down at
Frank in December last. It was stated that although some of the men
■were receiving good wages'prior to
the closing down of the mine, that'
many of them were in an unenviable
position, owing in the fact that they
had not been "paid their wages for
the last -month1 and a half that they
had worked. In some cases" there
were families in want.
-. All the officials in question spoke
"and explained their position. in the
matter, and President Stubb's said
the,convention should think long be-
that if anything were., done it should
be -the amending of the constitution,
making it possible to give relief in
cases where it was really needed.
< In case of a , shut - down at the
camps mentioned, where the rate of
wages were so low, many of the members" pointed out that .there would be
more pressing need for relief than
even at Prank. ,. ,
. After a long discussion an amendment was passed which exonerated
the officials of all blame in the-matter. • ■   - •. ■ ,- -      , .i-
' Tho Passbiirg local brought before
the meeting tho necessity for-amending the -contract between operators
and miners and was passed without
discussion,       ,   -   ■,
Probably, the most interesting feature at the convention was the recommendation of the committee, and the
discussion, which followed, on a resolution proposed by Delegate -Dudley of
Hlllcrost, to the effect that tho convention adopt tho, Socialist platform,
The recommendation of the committee read In effect thnt District 18 endorse tho platform of the Socialist party of Canada on tho political field.
' unirthY discussion followed, nnd
while a fow did not think that the
time wns yet ripe for thorn to tnko
this action, altho tho various speak-
ors personally supported the platform,
on a voto being t°^m It w&b passed
■"",,.  _A'\A       - FOR COAL,AREAS
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s'^jTys^.y- ^ ■„'.,_ *?y   SXS^Xyt.
A E8»ran,?Sa«£^FeD. 13.—Totntiliae
the .Jm^nse^cpal ai-eas here the bb^rd
of, trade is negotiating with' a^New
.York , capitalist to; form a company
for- establlflhingEtpower, plant for. distribution oL;power-through^ut«south
Saskatchewan.:';; ^'gina,; 4wlU ;V probably
co-operate in <t&B W'srojeci,- ..-,;"":-, ^
'.-"*■   >-, 'AS ■"•'",""—*^T"' V'A'''"'; ' " ,"  ''* • ,"
;^RBN0/-Nev^ -i>eb.- 10,T^ild^with..;^ A r,
excitement; ithe ■ newi.miiiiijgj^&P ot 7 <-.
R^fi|8jef,~^n'TNets^;mo^t«n^^   •- .> >\-- ,
hereFiaf1 today■" nneirttinjr^a Vein-of , .sp*y* c.
"gold ore "running   200 ounces., sliver.  '*"    .",,'
an4 HOQepl^te ^Xs11-; *?& AlW'Xi - 'JXA "-,
.years and'all leaises'. are' oplrftttak   '. • :;" - m
three ,8hiftra day.    A'-y,--     ■ A A .     7 ,*-i
ii,;; i   -'.     . .     ..   - •-,,    '  '. -   , ", -1- -   ,' -; ,        ,"."''
A recent'invcstiRntion. into the wnges paid to toilers throughout America resulted in tho following.:
"Half of the ndnlt malcii of the United Statcu are
receiving lesa than $500 a year; throO'fjuartors arc
receiving less than ijifiOO nnnnallj", nine-tenths nre
recoivcing less tlinn $800 a year; while Icsb than 10
per cent, receive more than that figure.   A corrca-
} ponding computation of tho wages of women shows
jtbnt one-fifth receive less than f*200 annually; that
three-fifths are receiving less tlian W25; that nine-
I tenths nro receiving Jew than ifr/WM) a year; while
jonly ono-twontieth ore paid more than $600 n year."
TllO_lll01'Ilillg   HOHBlOll   WI1H  OOOliplOil
with a rosoliitlon from^tlio Colonmn
locnl In counoctlon with thc co-opora-
tlvo Bchomo,
Tho resolutions commlttoo brought
aliout tho illHCiiBslon of tho matter by
tlio Introduction of the following resolution from Colomnn locnl:
"Wlioroim, tho contlminl rlso lu tho
prices of commodities cnll for ovory
economy In the manufacture nnd distribution of merchandise:
"Ro It resolved thnt nndi tlolagate
prnsont roturn to his district, nnd on-
doavor to bring nbout n Joint meeting nt somo central place In the Pass
for the purpose of comldorlng such a
co-oporutlvu plan,"
After ti thorough discussion In which
most of tho delegates participated, the
resolution wns nnsfiort. wilh th* Addition of nn amendment that Vlco-Prosl-
dent JonoB bo empowered to cnll a
meeting of all cooporntlvo concerns
Interested, when the whole mattor,
nnd the possibility of Improving tho
conditions under which tho co-opofa-
tlve stores now existing may bo
brought about, will bo fully dlsctusod.
During the latter part of tho morning nnd part of tho nfternoon a grievance from tho Taber local wa* din-
'eiiMod at length, after which tho action of thc president In thc matter
waa upheld, ,,
T^tbbrldge, Feb. 31,12.30 p.tn.—Tho
'resolution from Pussbnrg local ro situation th-"re took np all the morning.
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'"" 1"-'-': ■*'-:""; •",""*-'"■,.*-:"at"the    :\.   ■•'•-■■--' x\,j
"/7.'y] ■;;; r ;;\  V*-"-' ~*'Xy"y- t."v',';
/ Grand Theatre ? s
WED. FEB^ 2<Stli
■- will appealthie        ,;
Hallo well Concert Co.
T, consisting of ■>-'. .
10 Real Artistes
Guaranteed to be one of the finest Musical
Entertainments that Ferhie^   .'■;.;..
has ever listened to
Tickets:-$1.00   -   7Sc   T   and 50c for
children under 12 years
Book early."     First come first-served
harper &MACnEWZ!E Lessees
Fri. and Sat;;
FeE 21-22'■■. 7
■ A.ND,' SATURDAY HATDtid'   "]
With Realistic, Tiffining
Dy-;the Soldier, War' Oorrespon-'
dent and Raconteur
i:i'i ..
Harold B. Meade
-— SHE —L
i I -.' .
500 Elephant*, 1000 Camels, 50,000
, 8oldlera ,
Throo tone of hnB«nfi:o"and electrical
Now,— Unlquo — Novel
, Prices"
Night, 50c, VCc, ?1,00 • -
Children, 25o • •
Mutlnoo, 2RC, TiOc
Scats nn milo ut Suildaby'e
. Week Beginning Feb. 24th
Mondhy,' Tu<pBday,s Wednesday,
,-' Friday, Saturday and:Matinoe •''■'
Nothing but first run' pictures' re- -
leased In Calgary two; weeks be- -
fore will be Bhown here. -''
} ' Pathe,' Gaumont,   Eclair,    " '■
Ambro«lo,-'*Mllano, Sella,
Kay Bee,  Etc.  Ete.y Etc.
.': -."■:/■ .y* ' ' ;\* ' •■ .,:
We have just received a Simpler-
machine from Now : York. ..This .
-machine is used- In the studios of,-.
tho leading film makers.
No Flicker;'No Noise, No Delays
,   NEW MU3IC '
' A largo library of the newest mu-
steal compoBltlons just received
from , tho „Ea8t.
2 8hows nightly, .7.30, •, 9.00
Matinee 8aturday at 3
Hallowed Concert Oo.
AiiuplcoB K. of P.s
"The 01 rl from Toklo"
Tho funniest farce slnco,
You a Mn son?"
Nothing but tho Boot Pictures
Friday and Saturday
Two mill*
An IntniiHlly Inlornrttlnir ilriunn, HJmlliir to The Girl Ilolilnd ■;
tlio Countiu'.  This nlcturo will not Im» run 8nt. Mntlnoo.
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ii' *.'■•;■ -.. **  	
' 'Monday and Yuefeda^
,.  -.-   , ■ , Grout ••TlmiiJioHNur". Ullilknl Pictni*     ■
One month in producing.  200 peoplo In tho cant.  Cost 9N.000.00
to make Jlr«t copy, .    "•     ,
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-      '      .      . *    "     % » ' ■   ,l       •   '- *    ■   i        ' 4', ■    '
Wednesday and Thursday
......   26th 27th
< Hit* well known ftivurltu
Two reels
.*■,.... A.„^«.rta> ,i ■■;■«£-«
JTHB blSTBipf;(LEDOER, gERNlE., B. C„ FEBRUARY 22, ,1913.
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" 'T^e; members ot the club were taken" bjj; surprise when 'tbey found-.the
bar had beeh^cloeed np..JWe hope^to
see it; open again soon, if only to keep
the %bys in camp., ' „
, .A;iarge gang of men-we^e employed
on;Sunday, preparing the*grade- run-■
ning from the new mine to' the tipple.
" - Coa^ was run down Monday.     ■ ' "  '
' .The .many friends of,.Tom "Wright
1  willibe pleased to know that he is do-
,lng:.very nicely in the hospital^ after
his operation.
.' Birthday parties among the juveniles
are jail the ra'gg now.\ Last Saturday
Master Albert ^Markland ' entertained'
a number of acquaintances at the
homejof hlH parents on Coyote "street:
. The,'smiling faces spoke bf having,a
good time.     ;,   '\     -y..\ *;. ,.,
The company have purchased - another j bunch of horse-flesh which .arrived .in camp last week-end. "V .
o Jimmy Hunter, the tipple engineer.
(. Js taking a business trip to,Cranbrook
" for ifew days. Mind the steii, Jim." '
- 'William .Green was admitted to the
hospital on Tuesday with appendicitis. -We are pleased;to report that.he
Is doing as'well as can be.^expected
after'his operation oh" Wednesday.->
Tom Qanet was removed to the hospital ;Wltli  two broken ribs,  caused
, while! following his employment as a
' miner in No.. 1 .South mine.    -
Jimmy Hall, air dinkey ^driver from
No. .X; East mine,, had the misfortune
to^break'hlB Instep through the but-,
-fer-locking of a mine car and dinkey.
He' iwias removed^ to the, hospital on
a special train.' " ~'
" Mrs.,Nledig was removed to the hospital on Thursday morning to undergo
.treatment for sciatica.       •   "■*'»•■
- **- *
.   We understand there Is. soon to'-be
a grand wedding In'- the camp. Hurry
up, Arthur, the boys are'longing for a
good--time. ,      '.'  \   •*.**■   A "/
■Several Creekites'took in-the" masquerade ball" at Fernie on -. Tuesday
, night* One of the prizes found its way
1 to;Morrissey cottages. Good lad, Ernie.
The school children^ have, been undergoing medical inspection this week.
Mrs.-.James Machin was"admitted to'
the hospital;- last Friday to^.undergo
to' report.tkat\she is-expected home
again this, week-end; "Jimmy, is'now
all smiles, ■• '
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lancaster and
family left camp on Saturday, en route
for'New Zealand. 'We wish them every:'success. A... •', ",,' .'" „,
Jfick Roblnson^of Michel was renewing old acquaintances iip here on
Monday. .' We .were,pleaded, to see-you
looking, so well, ■ Jack. ,."'..&
- Harry Machin arrived back In camp
from the,   old country, .having been.
,- there Just one month.   He says he
cou|d not, settle In England    again.
Wo;bid you welcome home. ;,■-■••
Ai grand concert   was held in, the
. Presbyterian church on Monday even-
. Ing,1 The- chair %aB-occupied, by .the
pastor,, Rev." Pearson,' in • the' absence
of iir.| Shanku. All the artists acquit-.
tcdjthemselvoB'crcdltably,'!. <     ;.,'   .
The moving.pictures shown in" Cor-'
bin, on Saturday and:;* Sufnday night'
werethe^ best'seen-np.here for arJong
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, ■*'*9lt*'S.-f*!**.,9.*4*-'?lJ,.,*..'*+...       ..
We' regret to announce the'death of.
Samuel Johnson, aged four years. The."
funeral took place > Friday the 14th.
Much .sympathy Mb .felt jror>ttr. and
Mrs. Johnson.   '-'>   s" , '- - ■
S, Samuel;DevIs is away-<at the convention ,\beiifg held at Lethbridge this
week, representing the local'union. "
! Big Karl -was up here this week-end
aind the boys were all glad to see him.
7Uf. He wish ha? ttarted to drive a
team for'the, "company.
„ Miss Connors of Fernie has started
waiting on table at Johnson's boarding
house. .''.'',-' ,.'- >, -:
;■ Jim!'RItchle.has quit the mine and
started to work for Macgrath and Stewart, .cutting timber.   -   -
, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson wish to thank
^he people of Corbin for the' sympathy
shown to them', in their, sad bereave-,
, It is,a shame when the,boys have,
to fly to Peruna, that is, what a few,
of them did. But the question is, will
theydoltagaln?" '
Who was the person that "cached"
,the bottled beer in the snow" to cool
off ? ■ And who was .the person that
., Say, Billy, why don't^you take a tumble "to yourself and do a little paper-,
ing and-not leave It all to the Mrs?
Who put, the swinging partition in
the shack?
.Some of the smart guys around who
are fond of stealing chickens should
be caught,;as there have been quite
a number,missed lately.     "".
X-If Charles Warlaby, brother- V
In-law of' Wlnoucakie • (deceao- '"■' ♦
ed)' late of Corbin, B. C, will --♦
kindly communicate with Dia^' ♦
trict Secretarr"A; J.'Carter;, ♦
he "will hear .of- something ■ ♦'
which will be to his interest.   ♦
walks in Hosmer and by the look of
things it will take another'five before
they get "them cleared of snow/
[ Mr. William'White. Miss White, Mr.
S. Marlatt, and Miss Marlatt attended
the dance at Fernie last Thursday. '
It's too bad, Hector,'-, about that
boarding house 25 cents, but then your
business is In the lamp cabin.
-1>< ,
A, E. Cox looks gloomy these days.
Some of his beer customers must have
signed the. pledge.
Mr. W. Shaw was a visitor to Fernie Sunday.     - , [    ' , . ,     .
:f CANADA FOR 1912
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By "Onlooker."
1 (Hold ovor from last weok)
Mr. G. R. Mosor, tho now master mechanic up hero, Is busy those' days fixing tlio wntcr tapB around town,
Mrs, William Brown of Michel was
visiting frlontls In Corbin this woek.
Sho Is oxpoctlng to move up horo tn
n few days to join her husband who Is
working In tho mine
Tlio people of Corbin nro womlor-
Ing If the snow will over go. "Mnybo
j'oh, mayho ho, maybe April, maybe
Vlnco Joy enn bo soon Bliovclllng
kiiow tliciBo dayn. Mo nays Its too
much like work to lust long.
Wo aro ploaBoil to hoar that tlio little Hon of Mr, and Mm, .luck Johnson,
who hns boon very Blok for tho Inst
two' woel<H, Ib fllowly recovering.
Jack Stewart and Met)rath liavo tnk-
on a contract to cut tlmbor over by
the football field,
Tho company havo bo uiany ordorn
that thoy startod to build tliolr own
cars In Corbin making moro work for
the curponUirs,
Jack Iroson Ib back at Corbin again.
Jaok says he has no use for tho prairie- as tt Ib not high enough above sea
level,      ,    '
ftef'tr.* (<v.*?,,'T and (t?,r,C!> over" nr.t
urdny nlRht. Thmiw dnnron nrn a a\it*r-
Inlly horn. It Ih a good thing the fid-
dlerlstmck. ' ('1   |C'
Sorbin wai a dry town -last weok.
The boyn nay tho breweries must be
on thfl hum Orrnt nri»'th« n»vpo(>tn-
tlonB for this week-end.
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Out Bmlth wan out of town this
week on business,
T, H, Williams, !nspectof et mines,
weie up hero this week making his usual Inspection,
We are sorry to announce that Jas.
Marsland Is sick. We hopo to nee
him around sooi), »
Thomas Purle and William his old
friend, pullol out this week to pastures ne*
Blllle Hamson, who left here a few
months ago for the old country, returned to, camp -. oh. Saturday, night.
BllHe says' rio -place like Bellevue for
him.      •--,';''''."', - -    '
Tom Bradley' has accepted a position as driver' boss In No. 1 mine,' Bellevue.        -,   " ,-j,-, ■•',      ,--  • '
Saturday was ^pay 'day at the0 Bellevue * mines,-Cand things are pretty
brisk around town no*-.
-- Mrs. Walter; Scott left camp on" Fri-
Sho will return "home In a few days. -,
' Mrs. Stephen Humble was on a'-busi-
ness visit to^iairmor'e on.Friday.
Mrs.'Thomas Tailor,*who;has been
in the Bellevue hospital since December 24th, has recovered sufficiently to
bepablejto;gohom«. .'   <L>       . .'. ;A
Mr.' Joe 'Batchftfd" fia'8J accepted a
position as ^assistant driver boss at
Bellevue N6,'ltnine'.', Oh,(you"Joe!
There was:a fjre at Maple Leaf oh
Wednesday'last;: which did considerable damage to the house, i ,The occupants escape^.vwltbout,Injury. -
Mr. Jacfi Allanbe, who met with an
accident Borne time ago, left the hospital on Saturday last. V '-,'•
, One 'jbf.'theVtaen connected '>lth the
Bhootlng ,4ff«lr;at';B(Blleviie'.,fe'w .weeks
ago was lip :for-trial on Thursday last
and was sent to Macleod for'the next
sitting of the Supreme court.
the residents,of.the-camp.were a-
wakened,oh Friday.morning by the
cry of fire. The shack occupied' by
Mr. Fred Lunn was fatally destroyed
with' all tho men's clothing, Some of
tho men aro heavy losers as a result.
Alexander McDonald, who has been
absent from camp for somo'tlme blew
In again on 8aturdny from Klpp.
Thomas Williams, who has been In
oamp tor some timo pulled up stakos
and loft for pastures now nnd fields
unknown thii? weok.
Tho baskot social In tho Methodist
church on Monday night was a grout
buccosb. Tlio Judging wan dono by
Mcbhim Kolloy, BoBt aii'l Summorvlllo,
niul aftor Homo trouble, thoy Bolectcil
as tho prlzo-wlnnlnn bualfots tho following; Flrnt (Iho motit original)
Mrs. Stephen Mosor and MIhh Vnrdon;
and for tho pvottlpBt baakots, MIhs A,
Mutton and MIhb DnrlB Ilntninnii. Mr,
W. Chappoll wnH tlio ntiatlonoor. Tho
baHlcotH wont riiilclcly ami tlio mini of
W* waB ronllxod, Mr. Wallueo Rnlnor
wiib tho prlzo-wlnnoi' for tho baslcot
rooolvlng tho highest bid,
During a <lmillion broil In tho for-
oIrii Hncllou on Moiwluy mlglit nn Aim-
Irian wns atnbbod with n knlfo. Snv-
ornl nrroBts linvn boon inndn In connection with tho ciixo,
Married: On February 17th, at
houuo 82, Bellevue, Mr. Chrlstophor
Sorro to'Miss Annotto Kunniip, both
of Bellovuo, formerly of IIubsIh, Rev.
W. II. Irwin officiated.
rati Ti';
Hoimer. What with rival parties and
dances we certainly )teep things humming. , ,
Rd„ better known as "Teddy," Partridge was renewing old acquaintances In Hosmer .last week-end.
Paddy Moore, C.P.R. oporator, waa
here Snnday from tho wtldB of Caithness, B.C.' Paddy says he Is satisfied
io long ai he.knows there's somebody
It took the B. C. government five
year* to take a notion to build side-
The footballers of Hosmer are beginning to get busy, and will be calling around shortly. (You know what
for,) " s
' W, Rankin will represent us at the
first league meeting,'    . -' -
, We have a whole lot of sympathizers and "union men at heart" in Hosmer, but coming down to the fine point
your name oh' a check-off form would
look better. .
B. level gas committee made their
monthly Inspection and report everything O. K. '     '
. We are pleased to notice that M.
Mafloll,' who .'was so badly hurt that
his life for a while was. despaired of,
is back a,t .work again.
J. B. McKay was spending the weekend In Pincher City. ' What's the attraction, Jack?
Cheer up, boys, there's a chance of
us getting old age pensions. The government is actually, interested.-. All
we have to do is to live long enough.
.We understand-the Hosmer Athletic, club is about to disband, lack of
support being given/as th.e reason.'
(Or is it energy?)      '       " , "' -
" The members of Hosmer local unanimously decided ,tp assess themselves 50 cents per month for two months
to help our striking brothers In West
Pay day passed "off in Hosmer without any inebriated individuals, being
noticed.' Must- be all investing, in
real estate.'      ', ,
Members" of the local are specially
requested to use civility towards the
timekeeper. , .,. • , •- -.- .; , .,.(•,.* -,
"A big ball was given at the 'Queens'
Monday night. -Wanting to sleep evidently doesn't cut any-figure,,
Mr, Barlass of Corbin, B.C., is hero
spending a few days visiting his brother.' :'•■   '
;,Quito a number of the boys have
got the wanderlust. They're pulling
out wholesale those days.   *
-How Foon, the laundryman, ls slinking the Bnow of Hosmer off his feet."
."Wanted" Everyone In Hosmer to
subscribe to the Ledger,
.The dance at the 'Royal' on pay,day
night waB pretty much like our breakfast bacon, "a bit of a frizzle."
Wanted— Every minor In' camp to
know that he ls using tlmbor framed
by non-unionists,      •
"'' OTTAWA. : Feb.' 19.—A ^ prominent
feature- of the current issue "of the
Labor Gazette is a. comprehensive
statement' dealing with 'trade disputes
Inexistenc© in Canada during the year
1.912.   . - '     ■ i     .   ..
,;The total" number of strikes ' ahd
lockouts during the year was 150."
The' prevailing trade' prosperity considerably Increased the movement
for higher wages. It is worthy of
note that quite aiarge' portion of the
disputes of 1912 were of comparatively small Importance. There were
altogether 40,511 employees Involved
in trade disputes. Accordingly a decrease was seen In'the'loss of time
to employees., ' ,
-•The number of, the working days
lost in 1912 was approximately 1,909,-
208, which is only-slightly more than
one half the number lost during 1911.
It. this connection, It will be noticed
from" the tables that, two. disputes- of
the railway construction laborers in
British Columbia and one of garment
workers' at Montreal accounted ; for
the cessation of work on the part of
13,500 "employees and for the loss of
584,500 day's.      '      .'.
An important feature, of the 1912
record was,the fact .that fifty-two disputes involved workers, in the, building trades., The majority of these
were' strikes," pending the arrangement of new schedules and were of
comparatively short ' duration. Sixty-six disputes occurred ih Ontario,
24 in Quebec, 16 in'Saskatchewan, 13
in Alberta, 10 In British Columbia, 7
in, Manitoba, 6 in . New Brunswick,
and 5 in Nova Scotia. In more than
100 disputes, the wage question was
involved, 85 occurring from actual demands -for higher wages. The trade
union question and its different
phases occurred in 14 disputes and in
twenty cases the diputes related
either wholly or partly to hours. of
labor. . " ,-
There was „an improvement in the
industrial conditions in- regard to
the number of trade disputes during
January. At the end of the year
1912 there - were seven disputes in
existence", of" such magnitude as to af-
SAN- SALVADOR, Feb. '9.—Dr.
Manuel"Ai-aujb,' president of the Ve-'
tublic of Salvador, who waB -wounded
by the bullets of an assasln on-Feb.
4, died today.
MONTREAL, Feb. 14.—Twenty-s'ev-
en shivering Italian cooks who were
Imported to Montreal to relieve a
strike In the local hotels, were today
dumped unceremoniously off the train
at St Johns, Quebec, and were ordered back to New York as being alien
TQRONTO, Feb. ,8.—At a largely
attended meeting of the Toronto district -trades ahd labor council, held
Thursday night, resolutions were adopted asking the minister of Justice
for the release of four men now In the
central prison on a six-months' sentence for unlawful assembly in connection with the Porcupine strike, and
protesting against the action of Magistrate Torrance and the Ontario police in connection with the matter. A
committee headed by Delegate Wyman
will also wait on Premier Whitney
and Attorney-General V*y,
Watch ,this space ,
next week
fl. G. GOODEVE CO., Ltd.
Coleman, Alta.
HillcroBt won agog with-excitement
on Monday whon Dr. Allan .Ross, returned from the oast with MrB, lioBB.
Tho poople of Hlllcroqt cxtond thoir
congratulations and wlsli thorn a long
anil happy Hfo.
Tho basket social anil danco which
wns hold In alii of tho football club on
Monday night wns a bugcobb from start
to finish, Tho sum of $810.00 wns col-
looted which Ih considered a croillt to
the IIIllci'OBt boyn, MIhh Koll nnd Mm,
GilmHhaw woro awarded handHonm
prboH for tho mOHl original huHkots.
Tho lionoi'H for tho lil«hoHt bidding
wont to MIhb JonnlcTlJoinns, wIjoho
biiHhot wns Bold for $ir>,riO,
Tt wn» very burkohIIvo of "Roil" tn
got old Stove to bring his lumkot for
Mm, Hiifih Hutitor and Mrs. John
Wnllcor pnid n vlBlt to Rliilnnore on
Mr. M. ,T. MulnnU of Hoainor Is visiting friends In town.
LONDON, Fob. 18.—Tho amalgamation of the three principal unions of
ivtlliwtil, wor-Keni In (inut Jiritaln vwit>
accomplished this afternoon at a conference In London. The object of tho
fusion Is to Insure cooperation which
has been lacking in tho strlkos cnllofl
u> thu luoii in ine pakt.
The now organization la allotted to
be it, national union of railroad mon.
It abaorba the amalgamated society
of railway Borvantg, the unltod pointsmen and Blgnalmon's union and the'
rteneral railway workflr* union, Tho
three aoclotloi havo a membership of
The executive committee will be
vcBtodl with draatlc authority for or-
dcrlng or ending a atrlke on terms
which It deems satisfactory without
tho Uklng of a ballot among the men.
feet industrial conditions and' two of
these were settled during the month.
Five new disputes occurred, a feature of which was the fact that in
only one of them more .than a .hundred employees Awere,-affected. .Disputes in existence In January were
12 in"-number, as icompared' wlth.,13
during December. -. jThe i number , of
employees -affected -also•.'showed a decrease, being 2,298,' as compared with
3,850 during December.'.'i'The number
of working days lost during January
was about 48,000 , which,, represents
a> decrease- of more than 18,000, as
compared with the' December record,
There wero seven disputes,      ,    A
NEW YORK, Feb. 12.—John D.
Rockefeller is JIO.OOO.OOO richer today
than he was yesterday. Of a special
dividend declared today by the Standard Oil'company of New Jersey this
amount approximately represents his
share of a total distribution of ?39,332,-
000 on the company's capital stock at
the rate of $20 a share. ,,'
The huge "melon" comesias a result
of the Supreme Court dissolution decree. This necessitated the payment
to the,parent company of vast sums
owed,to it. Announcement'of the'ex-
tra^ dividend sent the stock of the
company, up 18 points on the curb.
We carry a full line of   :     -
Red Feather & Tartan Canned Goods
i      Prices Right
Satisfaction guaranteed or money back
Phone 103        :\- Frank, Alta.
Charges Made on Floor of Parliament
ithat Twenty-Three Men Dominate
—i Affairs_of-Donn*nion —.
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VICTORIA, BiC.,'Feb".'i7;—J.'W. T.
Place, Socialist member for Nanaimo,
has given notice of a bill to extend the
suffrage In the province to women.'
The women of the province will
prosoht' a petition with 10,000 signatures to tho premier on Friday.
PARIS, Fob, 11.—Tho nsslzoB court
yesterday condemned tho'lnannger and
editor of Ln Dntalllo Syndicalist© to n
flvo-yoar sontonco In Jail and to pay
a flno of $(100 for an article printed In
that pnpor ln October urging tho ns-
RasBlnation of King Alfonso of Spnln,
If ho should como to Paris Tho court
hIho announced ns n wnrnln? that slml-
Inr BontoncoB would bo lmposod for a
ropotltlon of tho offoiiHo,
HAN FUANCJ8CO, Fob. 12,--Tlint
tlm offlcorH of tho Western FunI„C!om-
puny, operating the colllorloH ttt Nn-
nnlmo, Vancouver IhIiuhI, nnd Importing Inrgo f|iittiitltlt)B oi tho product, nro
cnncornoil In n glKnutlo fraud on (Iio
niHtoniB of this city, offoctod by monnB
of fnlHo wolghtH, l» nllogod horo tmliiy,
following tho iBBiiIng of subpoonaH by
th<> grand Jury on tho proHldont, John
L. Ilownrd, anil othors, TIiobo proceedings, It Is snid, Initiate a Moral
luvostlgotlon ot what Ib asserted to
bn tho biggest cimtoms fraud ovor por-
r-otratod on tho Pacific coast.
HARRI8DURC1, Pa„ Fob. 10,—The
IIouso today passed the anti-rod flag
bill on uh tbirO reaalng by a vote ot
141 to S3.
Thn bill, which was .Introduced by
Representative Walton, of, Lawrence
County, tn which la located tho city of
Newcastle, which Is administered by
Socialists, provides that rtitt fliipn ahull
not, bo carried In public processions
nor Ahnll It he nllowod to f|y over.buildings, except thoso In which are stationed th«» duly accredited roprosonta-
tlves of other nations.
The bill charactorlies the, red flag
as the "symbol of mnarchUm,"
OTTAWA, Jan. 31.—That twenty-
three men, nine in Toronto, thirteen
in- Montreal and one in England, control the transportation, financial and
industrial Institutions1 of Canada, was
the statement made, by Hon. H. R.
Bmmerson in the1 House' ofCommons
last night. Mr. Emraerson vigorously
attacked Hon. T. W. White's bill to
amend the Bank Act,, declaring that
the amendment might" have been
drawn up by bankers themselves, bo
much did they favor, the financiers as
against the public. Tyranny of a
gigantic ' monopoly breattied from
ovory paragraph.
. NEW YORK,,Feb, 7.-The conunlt-
teo of manngers of the eastern railroads announced tonight that their
firemen had voted almost unanimously'
to ftrlko. ■ A statement signed by
( hnirmnn EyiBha Leo, for tho committee, says:
"Advices received by tho eastern
railroads Indicate that' the 30,000
firemen, almost to a man have voted 'Yes' ori the proposition to strlko
and a tie-up of ovor 52,000 miles of
mil ways rathor \\\w\ a complete nc-
coptunco of tho companies' arbitration plan, through n committee of
dlslntoroBtod mon of sufficient numbers ndoquntoly to consider tho
magnitude of tho nuofitlons nt Ihsuc.
"If tho flromon announce thnt iib
n i-oHiilf, of tliolr Rtrlkn volo, thoir
committee will cnll out tlio mon, tho
rnllroiKlH will, of coiu'ho, inhn HtopH
to propnro for trnliiH under Hlrlko
"Tho companies fool, however. Hint.
hiicIi n rntnstrojiho Hlioult1 lu tho
public Intorost 'bo provontod nt nil
hazards." n
Don't forget to try Easton's
When you want    -
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"The Store the People Own"
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Ladiea' Embroidered Waists
20 Styles, alf new goods just to hand
never shown before. These waists
would be good value at $1.25 to $2.
Sizes 34 to 44. , All- marked for this
sale at '   .85c to $1.25
New Line In Corsets '
Never, beforo shown in Coloman,
The special feature bf theso Corsets
ls the correct and easy fitting and
extreme comfort in woar. Strong
and durable. Co-operative store
only at $1.20 to $4.26
TUESDAY  NEXT—First  Showlna  of
New Spring Millinery,
.. .$275 to $8.50
44.00 to S7.00
F. M. Thompson Co.
The Quality Store
Blairmore,  Alta.
ti^aSTSL JSLmt aSSm
The   Sale   of  ttie   Season
F. M, THOMPSON CO,, will1 hold a 15 Day's Clearance Sale for Cash,
FEBRUARY 15th TO MARCH lst Inclusive
Take your dollars to Thompson's they will do double duty for 15 days
All Goods Reduced
Miner's Shoes Cut lo the Soles Clothing Away Down
We are better on suits than any lawyer. Don't forget opening date
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Political View of
-; 2 ^usfaaliknA iitibor
By  J.. T.. HADDON,  Sydney.,. N.S.W.;
; There are two active political parties in Australia, the Liberals and the
Laborites; aud there are seven parliaments—six State and one Federal—
in which the balance of power Is divided -between these two parties.\ Thus,
in New South Wales and Victoria, the
two chief states, the former has' a
Labor government holding office by a
small margin, while in the.latter-the
Liberals havc.a good working majority:
Queensland has a Liberal government,
the Laborites having been turned out
of office as a result of the general
strike some time ago in Brisbane.
Tn ' Western Australia the. Labor
party is in power, and so it ie ih the
Federal House, sitting for the time
being In Melbourne, where Prime Minister Fisher hns a comfortable majority. These two parties have the political arena all to themselves, and the
issue throughout Australia,-in Federal
and-State legislature alike, is beween
these two—u clear-cut, hand to hand,,
fight between the'moneyed, class and
the workers. Thnt,-at-any rate, is
How the situation, is generally regarded, though there are some.who hold
a different opinion.
.' Let us look at the origin and make-,
up of the two parties, and see whether
it is so, for wu Canadians are apt to be
sceptical in regard to Labor parties,
and we know, that .Liberalism means,
anything at all, according to climate
and location,
To begin with, where are the old
parties who, up to the last.four or five
years, fought and argued ih our halls
of legislature—the Free Traders and
the Protectionists, the Liberals and
Tories who followed them, the Fodera-
tionists and anti-Federationists, and
what not? All gone. Labor had not
awakened ii^, their day—at least, not
sufficiently to prove an obstacle. The
employing class ruled without opposition, ancl so divided itself into factions,
which the worker blindly supported.
Then came the awakening. Labor
found its strength, and showed sigris'of
asserting it. , And now a wonderful
thing happened! These time-honored
parties, these hitherto implacable foes
—they all forgot their factional bitterness and party ideals, aud formed
themselves into one glorious 'brotherhood. A common enemy had appeared
at thpir gate—a big strong enemy—and
they united under one banner to crush
~"Talm*. And*"sb \ve"TinU"~in~XusTTaHa™-a
Ui.viuo political party, embracing all
those sects which, under different cir-
■ circumstances and in other times and
places, ■ would call themsleves Tories,
Liberals,' Republicans or Democrats—
in other words, a united' Capitalistic
party—af peace within its own ranks,
party, but wej3&, %. labor party ,in name
only._..They..voted for the government
or the opposition- as occasion, arose,
to secure some paltry palliative for
the workers. They tiegan to Includa
in their ranks men who had-no' syni-;
pathy with the class of labor, but
merely took advantage of va,'gullible,
'working .class to secure their electionK-
to the legislature. But this condition
of things gradualy changed. Labor'
Decame better organized. The cu.c-''
trin.es of Socialism .became more or,
less infused' through the workers, who
began to selectmen directly'from their,
own > ranks, and seno them to the
hcraso with a definite platform laid
down in their unions and trades councils. Tlieir demands were at first,
modest, and aimed at such ideals as a
universal elght-ho'ir day and a white
Australia. The accomplishment of
theso and similar objects gave confidence to-Labor,' and it camo to be regarded by the old-timo legislators as
a power_Jo be reckoned .with and feared.'
During these developments iii Labor,
circles, Australian .politicians were
framing-a scheme-for-the union of tbe
Colonies Federation, it was held;
would 'offer in effective harrier to tne
IP'ogress^of Labor. Said Edmund !)ar-'
ton, one cf the fathers of federation,
"Let us form a Commonwealth," an
electorate so vast that the voice of
Labor shall bo lost." Well, federation-
is an accomplished fact,-and the,voice
of Labor is still heard, and, moreover,
it is heeded. With the union of the
States-came thc federation of organized labor—the uplifting and education of the workers, and Sir Edmund
lived to 'see the affairs of his-ideal
Capitalistic Commonwealth administered by a bunch of working men.
Such, then, is the position in Australian' politics today.. Labor has
learned its power, and has consolidated its forces to assert that power;
Capital has arrayed itself in a solid
phalanx1 to crush it. The position is
the. same as in other civilized countries, except that the opposing sides
are more defined, and the issue more
clear-cut and definite.
That the workers, in the face of Ire-
Galley Two A TWO A -^2A
mendous opposition, including that of
a powerful and established press, have
done remarkably 'goocv work in placing themselves ' in a position where
they can, if they will, dictate their
own terms, must- be conceded by all.
TlieyliTwe perioririeinTTeanh-orgaiv"
ization and education perhaps tin-
paralleled in the history of labor, As
to whether I hey. are'using their power
in the ris&ht.way, opinion is to some
extent divided. Is the Labour Party of
Australia a labor party in name only,,
or a labor party In fact?   Is it merely
ir.ro sub-sections."- They,.-sometimes
nominate." candidatesYibr-. the legislature, with the result that,a 'small po>
tion otilie^Labor Vot^ia ^verted, aud,
the Liberals.reap the benefit'." In'derfd.-
nie. Liberals mafee'ho secret of "tli^fast'
that "the Socialists party holds tho uni-
.que .distinction . of .being ,a, great as*
sistanco,to them, uutfceir fight ag'j'ust
Labor. The Socialist party, regarded
in other'cquhtrjes as the vanguard uf
tho Labor" movement, is not so regarded hero. Rather is its position Jiko
that of an' old country 'union in 'Am-,
erica, endeavoring to recruit the' workers, to its rank's, instead^ of joining
forces with the "already established oi\
ganizations of the.country having the
same eijds in view. The Labor party
is 'firmly establislie'd here, and' has
the almost undivided confidence of
the Working class, and a pity it' is that
the good reds'v"cahnbt see their way tu
fall in line. '"'   •"-,
. I have -been to considerable pains to
find out from members of the Socialist
party the reasons for this secession,
but these reasons have been met-with
very fair counter arguments by members of the, Labor party. , I append, a
few of the chief charges made by tho
Socialist party against the' Labor
party, with the refutations of the latter, in catachismal form for the sake
of brevity.
Charge: The Labor party is responsible for the establishment of a system of .compulsory, training-, in the
Commonwealth,, thereby declaring itself in favor of militarism, which .Is
anti-socialistic.      . - . ■
Answer: True, the party did establish the system, acting' on the principle that -policies must in a measure
conform to local conditions. "Australia's peculiar isolated position and
sparse population.makes it a tempting
bait for hordes of Chinese and Japan-
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but at war with the long-subservient, | pandering-tb tho moneyed class, or is
* but now rebellious prodncinc'class, as [it socialistic?   - Let us look   into   the
represented by the Labor Party. j matter.
The^.nflnilwimntlon^ of:rfactions.- is I. First.of Jill,, yvhiit, does this' Labor,
known as the. Liberal. Parly, and by | Party stand,for-' I liave before me a
some as tho l^sioiiists" It'has an ela-1 draft' of tho Lnhor Parly's platform,
borato aud. niuoljvwor-dod ■ phitform, and
which it is not noressnr.v to set down
horo. ('vTho make-up of tho party
shoiijil 'fcppnlr, for Itself.
ilso the Principles and Program
ot\ the Soclnl-Domocratlc1 party unci or
\vhich_ Euge'ne  Debs  was  nominated
I for' ilio  prp'sklo.icy.    , The  t.wp jil tit-
There "<is BMnethlng'magiiificent aiid
£uirof;proMse fdi\.th'e future in the
latter' "day awakening- -,of.- the -working
classes,of i^ejwork^ ^.Within".the-.l&t
half centurjr. these ..workers, have .organized tlie/gi-eateilt.ecohbmic add political moveM'enit in" all' theSinnals of
mankind. -    -."'
The international (Socialist movement'is of-modern origin." It has "no
counterpart an history. It would' have'
been impossible in any preceding, age.
' The conquest of-the forces of nature, the marvelous progress in the
arts aiid sciences,, and the almost
miraculous mechanical achievements
of the ipast century have- practically
revolutionized - rthe , modern , world.
There are. no longer any., dark conti- t0 rise to a .higher plane and to a
nobler life than' they have yet known,
'    -,'-■-;,   .*,   ,i,\ »,A-.; '.,    „
prisoned, ■ but *,whose; movement"- today
commands 'the^respect;', otr,.'the .'whole
•civilized'"world. "'■'' '• A--S y% ■>,-;-■•'.>,.-^.
The "Socialist'^r-iy'isT pbli'ticai'fa&"
tor, o"f increa'sing ■ impbrtincfe, - -. It is
now a natlonarparty'in'fact-as.'weif
aS"*in name.. -It'-is-br^iii-zedin every-
State in the Unaon.' • Its campaign iV
.'wholly "one of-reducatiqn1 arid-organization. It .dbes'nbt plead'for votes fo*
the sake of-votes, ^and n'6t;a penny of
its funds isfever^expended'to Imp'rop-'
erly influence a 'vote'in:its favor/" It
is concerned only'in arousing men and'
women to the -necessity of .thinking
for themselves ■ and ^ctlng together
for their common good. "It points' ovtt
to tho workers that their interests are
Identical,-that united-they have tho
power to1 .conquer their- freedom • and
nents, isolated nations, and remote
regions of the< earth. AH nations ahd
all people have beenv drawn, irresistibly together toward the common centre of humanity and compelled more to
recognize the universal kinship of the
human race.
The modern means of communication and transportation now extend
over nil. the earth, uniting all the nations within ono mighty,'organism ajid
spreading,over all mankind like a.vast
and intricate nervous and- circulatory
system.     .... 5
The boundary -lines separating nations are growing, more and more .indistinct and'.the larger,and nobler patriotism now' arising is based upon the
universal kinship of all the children
of men. , ;
It seems strange that it remained
for the world's workers, the men and
ese -who are longing to pounce upon it,  women 0f the' working ilas*, the lower
and among, whom the doctrine of anti-
militarism has not-yet been preached.
The argument that the worker, who
owns nothing, could not lose anything
in case of an armed invasion,- does pot
alter the case; for under the rule of a
long oppressed and1 scarce civilized
race, would not his partially earned
emancipation and fredom be taken
away? In the face of these facts, the
Labor party deems military protection
necessary, and so has chosen the most
equitable form of protection, and its
system provides that "every male.over
fourteen, rich or poor, shall participate
Galley Three A > THREE A 3A
in the country's defence. The citizen soldier is not obligated for service in case of industrial strife.    ,
Charge: The Socialists^claim that
the Labor party is but a tool in the
hands of Capital; that it accepts palliative measures and sops instead of
tlTking Gold-of-the countries' indus^
tries and resources for its own class.
Answer:, The Labor party' in Australia, as elsewhere, is fighting against
great odds. The worker has to contend with an established and powerful system,' which cannot be overthrown in a day. The palliatives and
pops-referred to-are'but slices of tho
loaf which tjvo worker hopes some cb'y:
to own iu foto. If the attainment'of
this object, is not proceeding 'swiff„y
yiioimh. the Socialists should help tlfo
Labor ■ partv to movo moro quickly,'"
.•Ohnrgo: The: Socialists, or tlie"'l'h-
tenmtlonali.section of Worn', coridchiri
-he Labor party for« restricting all-Mi
TJ){j Labor'jinrt'y had its Inception in [forms,arc Idonliehl, In'iill snjjontlo.i-1- Answer ''Aftei' reviewing tho ecu-
tho sending fb tlic'iJew South Wales [lures. , L'lko tlio Socialists*of ihe Tfrill- jdlflons in countries whore white and
parliament hvt.-nty yeiirs .iro of several led States, {ho Lnborltes mili/.o' flint |''OlorntI labor compete, anil -Sompnrhig
working men'—-.incoli Garrard and I tlio Capitalist lc system-.U no lollgcj-.j'brm wilh dio conditions-in" Australia;
olhors—to wntch tlu1 interests of the |capab.|<i"of mooting Iho, problems now|<bo Labor' party docs 'not' doom it
workorsi ofthe  state—"to  boo  what j confronting socloly. mid!nlms nt tluni)- p'occssary to discuss the matter.   Tho
was doing," nnd report buck.     These Itlnuilc attainment of a Co-Oporatlvo
men did watch, but thoy did very little (Commonwealth.    ' With   ll'ils.nlm  In
of.'u political'nature for some years.
Gradually liifireaslng mimoricnlly,-
thoy ciime to be known ns the Labor
policy of'a wlijlo" Austral la stands.   '
Charge:   Tho  Socialist, party  condemns Iho action  of Labor    govern-
class, so-called, to organize the "great
modern movement whose power is to
subdue.-the earth and lay the foundations broad and deep for a world civilization based upon the kinship of all
When Karl .Marx, sixty years ago,
voiced the shibboleth, "Workingmen
of all countries unite," he was animated by the universal spirit and he
foresaw with prophetic vision the triumphant march of the.hosts of labor
into the universal republic ,
Since that day the workers of all
nations have Ijeen steadily joining
hands, uniting forces, until today the
earth is shaken with the tread of the
millions who have become conscious
of their common interests and- their
common destiny and are now marching joyfully toward their common emancipation.
" ^hesej,vQrkerB_recpKnIz^_a H_athers.
of whatever race or sex, color or creed,
'ss their brothers. They have become
class conscious and soon,they will be
race conscious. They" have left behind Lhefm the primitive individual
tools with which their forebears worked by and''for themselves-and eked
out a more existence, and1 with these'
tools of a byyone ngp they have left
behind tho selfish' spirit" engendered
in the struggle "for existence; and In its
place there has come the social' spirit,
which recbg'iilzes lh6 .lights of the'-col-
loctfvity and insists -tliat 'justice -'shall
bo moted'out to all,   :"   ' <   '••'■"
These are'tho Socialists who in thc
ipast have b'cc'ri ridiculed,!'despised; Inl
and this.appeal is made to them from
a thousand public platforms and street
corners every hour of the .day by the
tireless crusaders of the working class
revolution. . y      'p
Once tlio spirit of this mighty movement has taken hold of tlie heart of
man' he can no more resist preaching
Its gospel than ho can cease to breathe.
It hums within*' hihi' like a holy fire
upon tho altar of his soul aiid he finds
joy In what others call sacrifice.
The Socialist partf' Is the only party
wliich 'demands hi, the name-of the
working class the collective ownership
cf the machinery of production and in
the name of the people the control of
all-government. ',, ,
1 It is the, only,.' party -which stands
for the true freedom of the masses,
for genuine democracy, for twentieth
century civilization.
' It is worse than folly for people to
tallt about democracy which the social
means of life are the private property
of the few and -while the millions of-
workers have not so much as "a job
they can call their own.        , -,
The democracy of Socialism is based
upon the common ownership by all
the people of all the sources of wealth
and all the social means of wealth
production and distribution. Any other
kind of democracy must prove a delu-
slou and a snare.   -.
Tn the days o-f our grandfathers
when tools were individually used they
were rightly individual property and
it would have been foolish to propose
their collective ownership. Today the
tools are mighty machines, socially
made and socially used, yet individually owned. These'machines are not
owned by those who use them and
they arc'not'used by-those who own
them, and from-this-fact springs the
olaeP struggle between labor and capital which is shaking the whole social
fabric to its foundations.,: . .
The Socialists, recognizing this fact
in tlieir philosophy and in their pro-
Lram, are organizing along both eco
nbmle and political linos to meet anil
overcome this fundamental contradiction which results in the fabulous eh"-'
rUiiment of tho few and Impoverishment of the masses by; conquering the
public power, socializing tho -proiluc.-
tivo, machinery and tlie means of lifo,
aiid'establishing •-world-wid©1' democracy "and' '-brotherhood. -—' Colorado
Worker, •' .,•■-,:•■:
Sensational Charge
Against Government
Sores Frcrc Elbow fo
Znm«Ruk Worked a Miracle of
Reverend Gentleman Fully
vlow, Us policy Is to secure such mens-
nro* of ivliof uh It can force from Cup!- j men Is' In supporting and pandering tor
inllum, 11 h 11 propnrnllon for the work- ; voynlly. Tlio Inderal premier is nc-
. I<*rs to lay hold of the wliolo system j fused of attending the coronation In
'of socialized industry. Theso mo.iH-1barbarous -splendor. Tho members of
|nrofi Include tho acquisition of nil pub- I-nbor governments nro chnrgod with
I Hi- ulilllloH at present controlled by ['"ilslng their, own pnlniios and living
' private corporations; Uib conservation »!' to 11 HtiindnrU boyoiul that of thoir
•of tlm lives nnd wollbijliig of tho worl;- |chins.
oi-H by Hliortniliii; tho hourH of lnlior ,    ^nHwor:     Tho Labor   Party plead
H. Bottrassa Says That Borden and Conservatives
Will Get Vast "Rake-Off" From Naval "
bonding "Tho
Patriotism   nnd
Kob.  8.—Under tho
True    VlniorpuiKw;
Craft," Henri lion-
MIhh Koto L. Dolllvor, or Caledonia,
Queen's Co,, N.S., '.;ay.i: " I must add
my toilnHiiiy tn the oluonf Z.mi llulc.
Ulcers and Hons lu-oUu out on my
arm, anil nllhoimh I tried to Ik-iiI th'-m I IHournpliH, tnlcplioiiPH, nml other
1 nnd ruining wages, ami tho prohibition 'K'-Hty lo tho first sootiou,     With ox.
[of child lahor: tho Hiiljnllhitlon of dny '«'.'iHIons, Its inomborH dn support on ,.     ,    u     ,, .. ,r t0,n
InbnrmrHiPwmiractBysloiii: unlver-  »l   .my   rnto   do  honor    the    King,!1",''.1   U'1 U'C 5-
Un I  mi|'l'-i",f>, nnd  *-ti ffirUi.      ^iim\   .''   'Htev linbl,  In  r>v'<<mi:il'op   t]y\\  while '
jlbPHf. relief moiiHiiroH uro nlroadv ai- f'iny nro tlio direct reprosonlntlvoH of i "I,|,rly 1)|l,1,,rB ,ini1 tlK' J,,,bo,b!
ipomnllshed fuels, The rnllwnvo nre tlio worklnit ohms, tliev nre nl„n tho i -mm ,mnvV ,lllU ih" IW|V"1 coutl'",a
jSlnio owned, ko nro   thr   tniinviivw,' I'oproHpnlnllvoH of n imllnn thnl  Btlll
mill. jupholdH royalty.     Tho  muno oxcuhp
I   prnpOHn  to  de:il   inni-e
, wllb tho!<o la(or.   The linliorni
fully   Is given fnr Iho prlmo Mlnlntor'n nl-
«„f. -londance nl   the Cniniifulnn,   Tn  ro-
tO     HOP
il'in/'o Iiiim eoiiio to Htiiy, und every
, it'lull, mule or foiniilo, In Mm f'nm-
j.iiiniiwoaltb Iiiih thu hiiiho vnHni.- |'owor,
'Tlio eondltlnn of Ihe wurlier, no I'ur
gaol to Ihe InttiM- pari nf tlio chnrgn,
fl^n Lubnr parly cIiiIihh Mint n mnn
With Iho iieepfiMdry inlont to hold a
ministerial   portfolio  should  bo  well
by uiilti!,' various propnratloiM, nijilnim , i|i-k
KPisiiii-il 10 do nm i.iiy good,   The >io:o.i
up ten (I until fr,i::i llngeiH Ij elbow v.jia
one nu.s.-i ef u u <-rai I mi.
" I had llv.' dlfi'i rent ductor-i, nud
fnllhtully iiii'iliii nut ilu-lr lu.itnii'-
llfiiis,  I dniiilt phit uMer pint, nf hluod
iiiedh'liH-i, tried fiilve alter H.'ilvo, und ,      .    , ,   , .  . .   .     ,      ..,,., ,
liiilnii ,'ifier lot Inn; but It w;ii of uo ,,I,H ''^''"''itlon  enn roBiilnle that pom- | l»n'«* •••*' bin Inlinr: nod Mint ir nnyono
avail. ,      ', (lltloii. \n perlnips mn l-iiuiI r.H lu nnvibi enlltlod tn weur uoeil cIoMioh It In
" My liitlim* then tonic inn thirty miles , purl or the world,   The olgiiMiour flay |M|° *«**»*> who iiiiiKoh Hip oIoUioh,
I1^„3,,;i1,;!tI,1,r,^,"ni„?'{1':!:;!'f T(£;1: »'"«"■»»"■ '^ country Ih white ; Home Men may be rlrni.o.l from Mm
pboioi.-iipli wns went to u Now Yurie i "'niuKliom, end tlio worker Ih flpnred ^"reuoiug tin to the rnnnnn, for t.ho
liriipl'nl to tin Mppr-iu'l-u; l.ut tli<'y ""* li'imllif\- ni I'ompeilrlon with eb"'ii)- ■weex-hu. of tho HnflnllHta from tlio
hoiiI   word  Hu-y   ">n!il   do    nothing j er  enlorod   lnhor.      Tliu  Kovernjiient'T-',,'or l'nrly,   Whotlior tho roiiHon h
f"'r'?)m.(|ny"lrien^.NhTn i'" ''"''>!",V *'n,"W,,K ,,,,, f|p|'1 of mnn"- ""<I w'rr",|,,"t ,0 l"»Hf>' ""r'»   "
tried Zwu-niik. 1 Hiilil I Iuul not. hut l1''"""'" "",l lii'bimry. nnd If the "H'--
I g'll uM,iix flslit away. That Um bux , loronda'Vuow heluic coiiHlileroil by (lu;
did tne inoi'6 good than nil thu ni»(dl- i Fodcnil govorninnnt recolvng-tlio ns.
cut of tlm people, tho government will
honied theoorpmiiiirn and more miMI, i'''"" l"1' »"*''* U) «lku 0U!>' »»> ''»<"•,
lo ni.tki) .1 Imi.k htm> sliurt, Z.ini-nulc ,!l '" «'"'»«i'iej"-"d to he a monopoly and ""•'"' " ""K"* roiioo idIoii on tht-lr pint
ho.i!'<lnIl (hoporf-A n**r.;>letoiy. Kvo-y-'lo rruuli nnylhlng lhat has the urn- -"twrhnp* conroBwlons on both ulilt.v-
biiHy In tlih plneo known of my cnw.. |.i,jnM. of a tftmi.     In- thlu SocI-iIIkmi il>Ht  tho . uriywnt  Btiito  of  thlngx "in
Sr,.! nn" "k " ' 'np i!l !l ,iot? ' '      VV,t,,mlt ,l0,,bt ""H"™' I" »"> »»«t >«"
Minister i-ftrrnbornffB.—Thellcv. W. '     " '' "'""'^eO uiihs uiroiign nn i,yevi, i" 'Vfti«i "i tin* noiKing i-Iiihh.
I». M. Purkrr, of Caledonia. MIns DollI* Iwya you, and Is predicting bim? ruin i , Mnontltno, tho Labor party Is para-
iiiieiilnbln htuto of iil'fnlrH uh :i dhi-
f|il labor vole Ih a mutter of oplii.n*i.
'erbium' tho day will' como when tlio
lion Hcheino Iiiih tlio unanimous hup-
port of tlm UiikIIhIi populiitlon of
Caimilu. Let us note thin the pr'n-
rlpnl motive for which tlio niliilstrv
Iiiih rol'iiM'il 11 pleblmite Ih Unit llm
JlimnlHl inlnlntei'H worn nfruld they
could not, have tlio nocosnnry support
of the KtigllHli jirovlnrea.
"No. It Is not 11i<S iintrlotli; nvilor.
neltlior llie fear nor wmpont for public
opinion, nor oven Iho llilrnt Tor honors
which drug tlm pnllilntiuis Into that
wity; li is Mmply cupidity, thu nxu-
eroiiblo thliMl for nold,
"A well-liifonnm] pnrnon tissnreil mo
tlmt thn purr of tlm electoral fund nnd
of certain Tory politicianh would bo
three million dollars taken out of tlio
builder the benefit which rosulti from
H'lii. mild rivalry botwoon t.li^ two
"K'.vm l'hiplnnil wbrro tbey I'lnd n
too grout ruHlHtiinoo from thu working
c!:uui und cnllRluened u.milu, ilirsc
lorn'iciautii ciulgrnto lo iho colonics,
tvluru tlie.V buy uoWiipnpurH nwi poll-
fcliiiiH, net dncoratloiis for Mm powerful and wealthy npHlarlH, civa'e un
*nrtiflciul opinion' nud ImpoHii to
I'liniim .siiiionlreiuluoughts nti'l loenl
"Then erosflliiK back to Oorinmiy,
thoy bonoflt from the foollHh policy
of tho Kngllnli cqIoiiIoh in lmlimlng
thn (iermniiH lo lnereiuui thoir navy,
And nunlii they will ko buck lu Hug-
land, crentu thoro a now panic ntid
will sink for more uhlph, always more
powerful and expoimlvn,
"And so forth, until tlio indignant
peoplo Hlinll put nn end tb Mint gigantic Hpeciilntloi) nf human Btupldlty."
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-; v-v.-;;  ',-" ■ xj>:'y':-ei^:-'.y-t\s .■•     i-- .--- " s-y-A'xjy~
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Do not let a-eold rim away with you.7 Assert -your
rights by-fighting a col^,with the" proper weapon.",
The best1 way to headoff-a cold aud overcome it
, ,   v n is by taking-..,   \~"_ ., '   ' \        -,   -;.".' ." ''    ^ •-
~:     Laxative Bromide • Quinine, Tablets   \
The handy1 and conveiiioiit' form iii whiclit,'thesp
tabl-i'ts are iiiatle render them pleasant to take aiid-
^ -     effective in results. ',  Fifty choeolate-coated.- tab-'-'
, . ' , lets jn eaqli box.    Will break up a cold in less than
'..24 hours.    '    - "25c. per Box.
.    , Over McLean's Drug Store '
• Our new Suitings, are "here.   Splendid wearers,
handsome tweeds'and worsteds.. Drop in, and Jn-'
-spect them.     ' ,.     *■ !   '■    ,
\~ \ * *t     *
:r    -    SUITS TO MEASURE FROM $15 UP; "".
/    ' Latest New- York and Paris Styles <
Genuine French System of Dry Cleaning
' " Ladies* Fancy Garments ^a Specialty.   Feathers,
Furs', Gloves, Ladies' or Men's' Hats cleaned, or
• dyed and blocked, any style.-
At reasonable prices..'   ',
;       Out-of-town work attended to' promptly
,       ■ -  •   " - :■. . '
Lumber for all
XA\'"?y.H/,i'- pSr.
'   '- 'o,Wi"X ■■•,'iH.AAS-'-
. WWi>Hfv>. W^sAJi
here at any time' and in any
quanity. ' You' cannot swamp
us with-a large order,-.on give
us so small a one that we will
not attend to It.
JOISTS, SHINGLES,  Etc.    "'■
fo^-any kind of" building " you
'may be at work'-'upon.   Have,
us  send  you  what  you-'-waut-
whon you want It., -■  . ■;   ■
i .'■•■.!'■' ••       -■ >.   ■'   :   ' ' -   -..     •■   -.    ■ -,'■'■     '   >.-,	
I... •     t    ,,,.,4   U,l-U    «l|'    HI    ,H
i t.i,., imi i   .
T-V/»rv  My ''
-•;i;iliHt party will ten til to ro-unit'i Itlilrty-flvo tnlllloiiB Intoiidmt   'to   in-
.;>'i   tuvn    K'tio.v    ttili*nllis.
ll limy
for lb*.- country. Tho 8oc!allntM, nr (mount In Austrnlla'. It hn» como to
*o<i*e. ot tbem, any It Ih not BoelalHm. j«tny. It bni|, roordltoil tho worknrH;
T My Komo of thorn, bocaimo tlio v.iht jforreH In tho labor or«ranlMtlonH, and
nu.;oilty of Auntmllnn 8oclnl!»l« siny** nduratlnrand drllllnR tbom In tho
In tin* l.nhnr Purty TJio^n nntt'..',i 'PnlfMrnl F-nbor T-^rtJfoo. Th» worlflnR
tho party, lometlmos referred to jinjdft-*" bnt learned (tt Rtronsth, and li
vcr'B mlnidtor, wrltf»«: "Thin In to
codify tht.t thf» tontlmnnlol of .\II»»
Ditlllvor Im inrirrtun far a* my knowl-
edge uie*. I havo known ht-r for a
year and a half, and bcr cure cffTttii
l>y 7nm-t)nk la rcmnrkablf."
Wheiovcr thero Is ulceration, blood
Tjotnon, torn, cold-craclw,   aboeeu*».  ,.„ ,. ^ _.   . ,       ....       ,        ,   i„..„„ ,.    ,„j, „.*,,^ .^^ „^. ,
cnU. bum* bruin* or iii»y nklit lu   ,h* *""'^"'onlata. withdrew frota (hi- »»'"ff i*.   And wblM tho fight li rnff
I^jibcr party somo year* aro, and have toff, tho slogan It "OrganIxo and 12du-
■»n orgaiilmtlon of th«lr own—tho fo-!6*18-"    Workow the world over aro
eagerly   watcblwt   their   Australian
W. W., now ornanlilnit horo, In afflllat- corartdet at tho front, and the mult
«?    The Socialist party I* tery irwilc
rtrm-Tfc-Ulj', unif mnrvi or In** fffW'fO'l
Jury or dlncnie, tb«re Zam-Duk should
he tppllid. It !i alto a mire cure for
jllei.  Alldrufffliti tnd ftoreii«ll rt aMiMtthw perty, with which Iho I.
*i>c, per box, or poet Ire* from Zem«
Buk Co., Toronto, for prtije.   nefuie
cheap and liirmf ul lxnltaUoni tad nV
of the «onfII«t trill not Ve dliajtjKvlnt*
crvuttu (Iii) iniv.il foitAJn ul uie riiupiiu,
"Kvideutly micli a tut piotioud would
romo- from the fhlpbulldcrnt, for I*
would certainly bo un oxcollont Invest-
ment for thein,
lll<<   Uilllllllll/.HlUUl   01   KlH  l>U   Mlli-
lsh ships nnd firearms companlea to-
tjils $1,1.15,000 000, tho benefit derlv-
Iim from thnt capital doponda entirely
on thn naval programme* of Great
nritaln'ft nation* cuitomore, Tho ro-
*ornt iirotii/'H tii#i intnrent ot itu* nioelt-
aridrrK to provoke and maintain the
wpr Mure nnd urcro on tbo roimtnte*
Hon ol droadnoughte, the typo of ship
which paya thn best
"And what make* the character of
the situation deplorably |iote»Q\ie U
tH fact that the En«Hth mftBttfanv
int*r* ahnrw, with rh#» (Ummn «bl|>-
ten   uvCLHHii   Wbbi\LV
ron logs or ai. cyi:
SlttliiR n« an arbitrator under tho
workmen's comppnmttlon net, 'Jmtyo
Molnnes In Vnnconvor, recon'tly, bud
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Wt.^twn^     bvwtiAa    iv»bv    <t.Mi'i*W     •«■     ^1 )(.-VM     <%t4*UlU^I
Hoderlck, rock driller, sought cotnpen-
satlon from Mossrs. nurim, Jordan A
Welch, railway contractors, for the
loss of an oyo, which Injury was, caused while following his employment
Tho parties havo agreed upon the maximum payment of $10 a weok, the compact was entered upon the records of
the court.
Shihh's Cure
avMRur trow couomi. euece coiea,
H&UA THt XWW1M Mlo UMMM. a* C4M1*
",,.,.,'. ' s"
on the purchase price of
• Wliy not start, buying u renl Jionie right now?
A i'ow ilolliirs saved onch1 month avi 11 start you on
1 Iks routl lo independence,,
The Hummers nro ideal, not too hot in tlio day
time and pleasantly cool ul night. Zero weather
in wilder is tin uiil-iiimvn thing. In JIM I the lowest,
temperature was 1 \'» above zero.
Ofl'oi'K you n homo and at the sumo 1inie independence not. to he found in any other line ol' work,
APPLES:—), ('oinpton smii'i'd $-100 from an
ium'o of apples,
CHERRIES:—Vield   from   >K<(K) to XA p..,<
llCl'C. '
STRAWBERRIES:—O. H. AVigcn raisi'd .'jilJill)
from four and Ilircc-roiirths'iicivH.
TOMATOES:—A, hindlcy sold tonmtocH worth
t(.!)()0 from onu-liiilf acre,
Fivo-aero tnietH two miles from Wyndell depo!.
Our Land and It's Price
■» novo triictH, _\ miles from VVyidloll Dojiot
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lightly timbor*iil, good wnter, no irrigation-required
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THE DISTRICT-LiSliaER;: FERNIE, f B.'.6., FEBRUARY 22,,1913.
' -1;-.When>im.Spokane,, see■ ■ .-Dr.-'>Mary
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One of the
Beware of
Sold on the
Merits of ,
C. J. ECKSTORM   .  Prop.
".: Lethbridge,, Alta..:
Dr. de Van's Female Pills
"' -A reliable French regulator*; never fails. These
- pills are'exceedingly powerful in regulating the
> generative portion of tne female system. Refuse
;   all cheap imitations,   Dr. do Van's are sold at
,*6a box,'or three for J10. Mailed to any addi'ess.
. Tii* Scobell Drat; Co., St. Catlutrlnei, Ont.
You're always welcome here
Clean,"Rooms, Best, of
. Food and every
1   ; \    attention !
:--t =TH0Sf DIJN&AN—Passburg'
, A. McDougall, Mgt   • -
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Manufacturers of and Deal-
r     "x' -•
,    , I        .
'■ era in all kinds of Rough   c
,   and Dressed Lumber
Send us your orders
.Wholesale Liqucfr.Dealer.
Dry Goods, Groceries, Bijgtsand Shoes
Gents' Furnishliigs
--"-"--—- — ^	
Fernie Hotel
Best Commercial House
' in the Pass
, Excellent Cuisine
Fernie Cigar Store
and Hairdressirig Parlor
Billiards and Pool
Lunch Counter "
■ '■*     :',   ' ' \
Ben Wallace   -   Mgr.
>;-. Lo .splendido e' consolahte aumento
"dl inembre ottenuto durante' lo scprsb
anno' dalla United Mine Worker's" of-
^merica,'lascia'ben poco - spazio al
pessimismo riguardo al grande' suc-
cesso della mlsslone assuntasi-daH'or-
gaiiizazione dei minatori. . - ' •
Questa drgauizzazione operaia mira ad
,uno scopo noblissimo', quello" cioe d:
organizzare tutti coloro-cheilavornnb
dentrp^le niinlere'degli StatiUntti, o';
thV In qualsiasl modo s'ono'addettl al-
1'industria mlneraria. '  "
Talo aumento dimostra Ii.oUrc clio
gli opeiatori In molte parti,tli (jupslc
coiitrade—una volta apertuniente „ne-
niiiii delle unlonl—rsl sono accortl clio.
tratlando "col loro dipendenti collet-
tlvamento e considerandoll come uo-
mini .raglonevoli die hanno un Inter-
esse perche II lavoro in cui sono oc-
cupatl sia contlnuo, essl possono as-
slcurarsi dei buonl opera! e stare in
buoni e paciflci rappbrtl con loro,
Che i membre della United Mlii'i
Workers1 of America e della Western
Federation of Miners siano I migliori,
1 piu sicuri ed piu eBperti minatori d'-
America, e un fatto da tutti risaputo
ed ammesso auche dagli operator! ste-
asi. Gli operator] che una volta di
trattare coll'organizzazione non vole-
v^ino saperne, si sono acccrti' del loro
t;niic sbaglio, dopo aver notato come
gli unionist! dlsimpognino coscienzio-
samente gli obblighi contratti con col-
oro pei'qualLlavofano. K raentre nei
luoghi dove esiste qualche conflitto
fra minatori ed i' paaronl che negan
loro il diritto che essi vogliono far ris-
pettare, il diritto, vale a dire, di unirsi
pel bene comune, noi contlnueremo a
fare opposizione a questi, u'ltimi, .ma
saremo semprjs pronti'a" discutere im-
parzialmente le nostre dlvergenze con
qualsiasi di essi; e, a nostra parere,-
potremo facilmente'trovare una pacif-
ica soluzione alle nostre lagnanze, con
soddisfazione per entrambe'le parti.
Ogni aggiunta alle file dei minatori
ogni aggiunta alle file degli, operatori
che concludono di venire a trattative
con noi, eun pass'o verso'la pace nel
campo dell'industria mineraria, e;non
solo fra minatori ed operatori, ma sa-
raanche la fine'1 dei dissensi'che esis-'
tono fra gli operatori stessi, > -
What Constitutes •>  :;
Human Progress
• -^Continued from Page 5J""-'J"
site personnelie' contre le pere Vauhan
?oit:comme -catholique soit 'comme
hommfi.. C'est un prelat distingue et
sincere dans sa foi. Je ne prenils pas
■parti daiis~ 1'ahcienne querelle enire
les egIlsps'catliolique>et prbtestante:
Laissons Ie passe,dofunt enterrer' ses
morts. ■" "
'■ Le Mouvement Socialiste
Pour mieiix ou pour pis, le mouvement socialiste, avec ses principes, sn
propaganda, son programme, est peut-
etre le' plienomene politique et social
le plus' signicatif du siecle. D'une
bande de horsla loi et exiles que nous
etions, il y a 50 ans, nous sommes dc-
venlis une nrmee Internationale ngres-
sive ot rallltante de 12 millions. Nous
posscdons GOO reprcsentants dans les
differents parlements du monde, et des
millions dans les assemblees politlqu-
qs de'nioindre Importance. ,
Notre pulssnnco, grace a notro press
ost deveuue si grande, qu'il n'est pas
de parti politique au monde qui n'ait
a compter avec nous, ni de tete cou-
ronnee ou de ministre de la guerre en
Europe qui oseralt s'aveiiturer n falre
une declaration de guerre sans calcu-
ler, au prelablo, l'lnfluenco subsequen-
te de la Praternite Internationale des
La' classe capitaliste" des millionaires et des multi-millicmnaires, la puissance financiere du monde, les mai-
tres du pain et.des inarches de la civilisation, se ,sentent' terrlblement mal a
l'aise en face du developpemenf'for-
midable du mouvement socialiste. Et
leur but avoue, c'est do denigrer,.et,
si possible, de .detruire cette puissan-
te armee, pour encore ajouter a leurs
profits colossaux, et enserrer plus et-
roitement encore les, masses turbinates dc l'uriivers dans les chain'es de
l'esclavage economique:      i
Ms ne Redoutent pas I'Eglise
Ces exploiteurs de l'humanite ne redoutent pas I'Eglise prot'estante ou ca-
tholique—Non! De leurs gains ip.iI acquis ils aident nieme a construire des
seminaires theologiques et des eghses
, ou" serdnt enseigness et premises des
locti'iueF.' qui ne mettroni. en nucun
danger leurs' m'onopoles, ou leurs ben
efices.   Mais  cette meme  class? qui
ff.it construire    des. semina'res pour
Veducation   d'instituteurs  religeux, a
juje l'annihila'tion'du socialisme! Est-
il etonnant' par suite' que de distin-'
gues ecclesiastiques' attaquerit le socialisme et douneht leur sanction mor^
ale au systemo capitalists. *
-A-PO RC U PIN Er 0 N Tr—=—~
are .compelled to prostitute themselves
by selling their labor-power. For this
xhey "receive as much as it costs to
produce.- But this,amount is-almost
constant, "hence all. the benefit" of'the
improved machinery and methods
goes to the benefit of the employing
class. .And tho growing surplus which
„they are unable to buy back and consume because it is surplus—because
it is product exceeding what is paid—
this surplus heaps up'in the warehouses and gluts the markets and then
■workers are thrown out of work because" they have' produced too much.
The evil does not stop here. As a
constant succession of workers are
thrown into the'streets to starve, they
clamoring at tlie factory gates for employment, compel those In work to
work longer and harder and for less
money than ever. So In the end tho
machinery has only fixed toil' more
surely upon the worker, and confirmed
him in his poverty.
There is only onei escape for tho
workers. They must take possession
of the means of producing wealth and j
use them to satisfy their needs'iind to |
lighten their labor. They must de- j
cline to be the beastsyof burden of an j
idle class, and must demand that all I
able-boded adults within such limits j
of age as may be found necessary,'
shall contribute their share to the necessary work- of satisfying the social
needs.    ,    ■   ■' -, '     •
Why, should any able-bodied person
escape the labor of supporting himself or herself? -.Why should any class
be permitted Ao.throw on another class
the burden of supporting them? The
colossal impudence of it is overwhelming.
The way lies through the capture of
political power, by means of which
the -master class retain their hold up-
■ — i"fir.i? of production. It is
through Parliament that the Army,
Navy aii'd Police are ^controlled,
hence parliament must be captured by
the working class! Having secured
control of the armed forces , production and distribution must be organized on a new basis—a basis of common ownership of both ,the means and
the product. ^Then production will
continue as long as goods are needed,
instead of only so long as they can be
.The system of society is Socialism.
Study Socialism and work for it.—a
E.-J, in the Socialist Standard. .   "  y
surance . companies of this count?y,
urged* by manufacturers*' associations,-
are now seriously considering a revis-
ion-oMhe premium rates "by adopting
_the»ao-caned schedule-system of rating
;by which the employer who. adopts
modern safefy devices will" get the
benefit.of. a low premium ..for „'.hi£
casualty insurance and the careless
employer Will be penalized by a correspondingly higher premium. ',',■.
Generally speaking, all employers
from a humanitarian, as well a"s from a
.business point of view, desire to avoid
and prevent industrial accidents in
their establishments, and when the
facts are forcibly brought to their attention, will readily adopt such measures for prevention which humanity
and good business sense indi'ente-^to
them. But to bring the facts to their
attention requires publicity and a systematic campaign of education.   1
Fortunately the subject, of eomufca-
sation for industrial ^'.'jcidpuL: i? by
far tho most important probleiii of tho
day. The prevention of acci'lents is
linked inseparably with ibis pioblein.
The spirit of Investigation is abroad
in the land. Commissions appointed
by the legislatures of the various
states and by tho United States government have made, and arc no>v mak
ing,- exhaustive studies and searching
inquiries into "the "causes of '-industrial
apcidents and into the method ;f compensation and prevention." The public *
conscience is aroused and the people
ofthe, state-will not be satisfied merely
with a system of compensation for the
injured victims, and their, dependents.
.Effective legislation in the form.-of
model factory laws, strict 'enforcement
of such" la.ws by efficient state departments, adequate appropriations, of public funds for the admihistratiofi of :1a-L'
bcr laws and the education of employ-
r and employe in the adoption and use
of modern safety appliances \fili materially aid in the solution of tlie problem. '    ' ,*.
Mcnls tlmt. tnsto like
mother usi.'d lo cuoU
Best in the Pass
' , J oi.  Grafton,  Proprietor.
Liquor Co.
Wliolesnlo DoaliM's in
.Gli' scioperanti del distretto miner-
ai'io metallurgico di Porcupine, nell'-
Outario,- Canada,*- continuanc a lottare
gagliardamente per ottenere1, condition! di lavoro piu umane ed una piu
equa retribuzione pel loro sudore.
,.Coma semfrre avviene in.stmili casi,
tutto e tutti congiurano coritro gli scioperanti: le compagnla, la forza pub-
bllca, 1 giudlci,' i pollziottl segretl della famigerata agenzla crumiresca Thiol, lncaricatl dl crear dlsordlnl e dl uc-
cldere; l'opera del.vlll prezzolatl che
arruolano crurrilrj, promett'endo loro
cinque-dollari al glorno; il rlgore del-^
la slaglone ed 11 prezzo eccosslvo dei
genori dl prima nocesslta rondono piu
a'spra la lbtta dl quel, cosclentl flgll
dol lavoro. Ma con piu aspra o la lot-
tn, pi" bella snra la vlttorin. .
rinccomandlnino .frnttnnto n tutti. I
Invoratorl dl non InHciarsi lngannare
dnl padroni dl ngorulo dl collocnmen-
to a lavoro che tontasHoro convlncorll
a recarst nel dlslrottd (il Porcupine,
dovo 1 compiiRiii lottano dn erol pel
trlonfo del nmnomoHHl loro rllrittl,
COAL mining rights oi tlie- Dominion, ln Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alborta, the Yukon Territory, the North
West Territories and In a portion of
the Province of British Columbia, may
be leased for a term of twenty-one
years,at an annual rental of SI an acre.
Not more than 2.500 acres wil be leased
to one applicant,
Application for a lease roust be made
by the applicant in person to the
Affent or. .Sub-Agent of the district ln
which the rights applied for are situat-
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by seeuoii?. or legal sub-divisions of sections, and in unsimeved
territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out  by the applicant himself.   '
Each apllc&tion must be accompanied
by a fee of $5 which will be refunded If
the rights applied forare-not available,
but not otherwise, A royalty shall bo ,
paid on the merchantable output of the
mine at the rate of five cents per ton.,
The person operating thc mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounti'ig for the full quantity of merchantable coal'inined an dpay the royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are not being operated, such
returns should be furnished at least
once a year.
The lease will Include the coal nilslng
rights only, but tho lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the' mine
at the rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full Information application
should be made to the Secretarv of thc
Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or
to any Agent-or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands. „
W. W. Cory.
Deputy Minister of the Interln--..
SI lm iln Chnrlofllon, W. Va„ clio lo
sclnppro dura'iincoi'ii nolle roRlnnl enr-
linnlforo ill Cabin o Pnln'l Crook,
R| *irndnvii die In molt! luoRlii lo
Holopcro fosso stnto nccomodato, e»n-
JoikIohI Introilottl nello minion), con In-
| gamio, dol cnmilrl por i'linplu'/.'/.iuv nil
j Hflojicrhntl, mu lo Rcloporoi coiiilmiii
I phi uiTiuilto clio nini,
volt d'eminents horhmes d'eglise atta-.
quer le seul ennemi du capitalisni^:
le socialisme.      ,
Et cependant,, II est intellectuelle
merit impossible pour un honiiPte
homme de precher la parole salnte des
prophetes et de 1'appllq'uer a notr'e generation >sans ^relt.erer. la- condamna-
tion .socialiste du capitallsmo et l'es-
poir de' reconstruction du soclajismo
er faveur des ipllllons qiil travalllenL
Met I'Eglise au Defi .
Je mots I'Eglise au .deft de.li'itirov
lo peiiple'ecraso par notre^civilisation
nctiiolle, sans abolir le systmem capl-
tallsto! Ce n'est pas l'lndivldu qui
prejudice l'hiimanito, soit-ils un Balnt,
soit-lls un pechour! C'est le systemo
Nous salgnons, devallsdns ocrnsons do'
millions de nos frores par un systemo
Industrial et social qu'il est fondamon-
talemont imposible de defondre!
Le Deslntere86ement Personnel
l,o pore Vaughnn, en attaquant le
Hoclallsino, louo lea socialistes pour lo
fait qu'ils polntcnt leu lilcorcs soclaux
pour leur doHlutoroHHoinent personnel
ot leur devourment. ,a leur ciiuho! \
Mills il nVst. paH de mniivalao caiiHO |
Bj*: James. J, Hoey, Second, Deputy
Superintendent of Insurance, New
York.   '
N.~B-—Unauthorized publication of this
advertisement will not be Datd  for.
'^i'it'.yy&yf^-':'<;Xajj!y--X'^   *   ■ ■
The Saving Habit
> -,
■jwrAXY people who are
**•■ earning less than
you, and whose necessary
expenses exceed' yours,
have been saving for years
and now have snug and
coinfortable'bank accounts
Systematic saving was the
foundation of many a
largo fortune.
It is a habit that is
easily acquired, affording
more satisfaction and offering larger rewards than
any other habit that'you
could form.
You can open an account iu this ,bank with
one dollar, and every six
months your savings will
be credited with the highest current interest.
tnm porn ry.
In the coal
qui poiimilt ho reclamcr ii'iin t.o-1 car-
ncterc!    Et con soclaliston (tyslntoro*
ses ont pulso lour iloslntorcssoinmit. n ,„,.,.     ,
,',,.■      , , Peiinnylvniiln,
iliuiH l:i vcrlto, la JiiBtleo <"t la hiipobhu |
do la philosophic el du progrummo so-!
clitliHtos!    AiiHfii, quel  Hpcclncle  plus i
triU'l'U"), f|«o wl»l doa npotroH do .lc,v
im, le imuvio I'liiirpentlor du .Vin»!in>tli, |
mi'tlnnt on gunlo lou pnuvroH et Ikdo-
niiitH ti'iivallloiirfi du inoni'f I'nnfi'p re
uiouvonioni. iriiniiinclpnllon -   ot lour
Pew people realize the enormous
sacrifice exacted by'modern Industry
from the tollers of this country. Although admittedly Incomplete, the statistics of Industrial accidents compiled by tlio-United States government,
by the labor bureaus of the vinous
states and by Insurance companies
Pi/o some indications of the Iohh of
lire find health sustained by tho workers In manufactures, mining aiid'trnnR-
jWtntion. ,
Tho number of Industrial accidents
Eliown by the report of the Now York
state department of labor for tho thrt-n
y.'iir pnrlml ending with 1(100 inno'in' !
od to lOJSfi, Of this number S(N wore
fatal, C.I'.Ol pcrinaiioiit, r,,i!S| K'.-noui
(ind  probably  pormanont,  und  !',7,!l!l0
the Best of
1 I r
Fine iNockwcav, Sox, Cups, Untlerwonr,'Shirts, .Suits,
..Trunks, Grips, Boots & Shoes, ooiiro to' -X ■■
James H. Naylor, Bellevue
KvcM'yfching sold ^vitli a gimmnleo tlmfc if not snti.s-
iHctory,' you can rotuni it ai.d get your money back
i  Ny,.,.*.
Mail OKlers receive
prompt attention
I,o (iKonxln dl collociunonto n lavoro icoiit-'olllniit do falro lo Jen dn ciiplliill*
List of Locals District 18
1 MM
Uarikhend  F. Wheat lay, llnnlihoail, Altn.
Lleavwr Crook ........ L>. Kom p, Honvnr ("reck, via I'lnchcr.
Ikiltnvua . /. Jaaio* HurUo, Hox ;t«i, Hollovuo Attn.
Waii more  W.LIi inns, lilaii rnorw. Altu,
Ilurnilu J. Durbyfhlro, llurmlii, Alta.
Carbondttle J. Mitchell, Corbondslc, Colomnn, Altn.
Cunmoro  N. 1). Tlir.chuk, Canmoiw, Alta.
Coloman W. 0m hnm. Colamnn. Alta.
Corbin,  J. Jonoa. ('orbln, I). C.
Chinook Mlnca J. finnlonl, Chlnoolc Mines, Altn.
DUmond City J. B. Thornhlll, Olaroontl City, Lethbridge,
Pernio  Thoi. Uphill. Fertile, B. C.
Frutik  Evan Morgan., r;atilc, Alu,
Hoamer A.... W, Bald era tone, Uoamer, B. C.
inilci'cat tin***- QoiUuu. Itillcuitt, Alu.
Lelhbrldge , L.  Moor*. 1731 8lxth Atenne, N. lethbridge.
Uttbridxe Colllerlea. • Frank lUirlnKham. Coalharat, Alu.
Maple Ijott  Robert Taylor, Maple Leaf. Dellerue Alta,   .
Michel  M. Tlurrell, Michel, D, C,
Monarch Mine Wo. Hynd, KJeaa P. O, Taber, Alu.
Prtnaftwrp,..'  A. JJnafcar, PantiOurK. Alt*.
Royal Vl«« Geo. Jordan, Utojnat OoMeriM, Uthbrldfe, Alu
Taber  A Vattaraon, Tabor, A1U
{Jl New York niiindnno coutlinirtiiHirito
I iioniiiil ik.'IIu zona dnllo Hdoporo, d{-
fiMido loro ill non trnttnrnl di luvoro
iicllo ininlurn, inn dl (iiiollo (II nnovo
l.u Hltunnlonn it OiiIiIii,<i I'nliit C'rc-k
n iihhhI Ki'tivo,   lu i|ii(MVultlml ^lornl
Hi   liOIIO  VIM'IfU'lltl   (U'l   H.'llltflllllOlll   con-
flittl frn MCloimrntitl, fvumlro e hi for-
xii imlibllcu in tutti duo <|iioi (IIhIi'iiIU.
Kuiono voro Imttimili1, iinlln <|imll Hi
nblipi'o n (lfl|itomblo nun tronllim dl
nioiti oil un contlnnin ill fiu-ltl.
(ill HPlopnrriDtl, tcnu'iidn dl cudoro
In qimlcho tninollo'tcfto dnl cnKnoltl
dcllu rouipitKiilo coU'U8HlHton/.a didlu
foral pubbllcn o (ltd firunilrl, Hi hoho
rUuplall. heno iirmntl, huIIo colln«.
prontl ii vnndnr rnirn 111 loro noil".
N'ollo «onn dnllo acloppro hoiio alntn i
Invlnto olnnuo compaKiilo dl mlltzln j
81 prevondo nltrf HniiRUlnoul con
iiKi— I'oinini' un J('u--bi('!i Kiir piiiih pro-
tnHlutloii—cur, duiiH hi holtn, lu piirtlti
fliiln,~(]niiK lu nuirl, lu hiipiioho.- - IH
trouvci'ont I'l'Ktilltc el In Jnntlco!
"Iloo  In  It. .IcpinoH,  tlmt yp  mull
Hit: nu piiiilrnioiiH profit hit ypr potn-;
tucft?   Ver pi'lcc is lower Hum uny lilt- •
rr In llm toon nud yp wok' oxli'ii n»-i
diictloiiH for, .ver frppniU,"   "W«ll, yp  (],.,(
mlncH oi'  111InoiH mid
or the  10 yrnr poj-Jod
ondliiK with I'.IOS, tlii'i'd wero reportod
ari.K-jr. nroldmils, of which 1I..12S wpvp
cf ii fctnl clmrnptor.     Kit Hip huvcii
yp:ir period en dins with    iiiok   thnrp !'
eporlod'iiinoi:^ tlu- ivilnud (-in- ' >
",:\"i,\ttiI upcldpiit.i. ol tthlcli 2'.),* i |
: Mil wpi'i* I'utnl,    Tlie move, wi-ni' »t:i-1
! IUii-.i withered   hy    lln>    i-   "i- rlntnl
, (ijIiiiiiImiIuii liulleiiii' uu in-'. I" -il min
',: ,.oiif{ rnlliond (MiijiUijch of i;n,(i-'ii |n«r
': -.: u.'h o!' Willi h   1,(1(10 :i|-c i ' -i  l'ii,-,l
i i-hiinieler,
1 Tin- uiortnllty expnrleiii e oi' one In-
'diMilrlnl liiHlinmco rompuny hIiuwk tiuii
, out of (1IC donlliH reported dnrlm: u ' '
■ year period ninonR olectrlclniiti, ',.
wero due lo nccJilenlH,     Slinlliir i
peril-Ill i lllliniUC nh'P.lrle lilii-nien i'lio-,--
Insurance, Real Etate
and Loans
Money to Loan on first class Business and Residential property
I knock (iff 'wu Hlililiu'H a ton lie-
Piinnn ii «,ti8tornv»r Ih ii freend o' niliip,
nn' tliou I Jim tnk' twit liundrtiwolKlii
en the ton Iippiiiisp I'm n frcruid o' hlf '
RaporiM Prallmlnalra de Stltt Wlleon
an Ptr« Vauflhan
Ul'lAWA. Unt.. K«li. ■.—Tlio min-
,iuU;r uf labor l» InaiiKiirutitiK it n«w
rj.ove for the protocllon of «onaii nud
thu mifuKuaidliiK of child labor In Can-
,'Jdn hy appointing In th<> four law*!
citien ol the ].iQininlon women cont-'N-
pondi'ntH of thn Labor GoMttn, whoxo
duty will bn to k«op In cloao touch
with nil the condltiotm anrrounding
tho mnploynicnt of the women nnd
children, not ouly In ahopa nnd factor-
hm, hut In iIom^aMi rorvlec it4 v/et!.
Tho firm  four Inapectora will  bo
Iterant un audltolra de 2000 pertos-
neanea J. Stltt Wilton, inalre aocUU
late de Itorkeley, a fait ion premier
•asal de refutation At* arurumente av
ikuui» vwi' lu Van* Vauttban, au iVtMtra
Valencia, contre le aoclallame.
"Je n'«l |ini>, » dll Torateiir, d'anlmo-
elll   n!'  ,M('  di llllii-,   1 I-   \i< ie  i'in-
;to acclileiiiH. Ainnnir riillrond eon-
1 iluPlnrw. nut cf 171 deiil'm di|p tu ut!
''eniiMi'H, r,n wi|-p dun to ifreldenK
■ AiiiOtiK r,nhv;i,\ eiiKltieei'H out of It:!
identliH 1^ were dun to iieclileiitM.
lAiiiiniw uillwiiv flri'iiicn out of i!ii7 ,
IdpntliH III wpi'ii due to iierldentH, ;
i    AuthorltlPH iissiti  timl  fiiio-luiir of!
Illio   'ittnlilttitt"   »,|.t,.»„    '    >„    t.   i„   , ,i _i '
I OPPIIltnUntlH (UP Hl'PVPnlnhlo    Wu-MU'T '
lllilH theory la correct or tint, tt Ih nn-'
| doiihtudly true Unit It Ih po-sHlble In |
idntreitHp Uio immbnr of necidentv. par-1
jtlrularly thoun of it Niirloua nnlurc. by j
thp ndoriflnn of nrevpni'vp tm.naitrim
All tli»> lietler iilnna fer '.voikiinn'8!
compciiMttlon, now ao widely mhocnt-j
ed, hnvo ah a bnaic thoiiRlit thc pre- {
vontlon of accidPiitH. Thn flerman I
ayatPm of conipenttnton for Indlvldunl J
necident* with Ita urtieme of employ--1
(th riiiitual trade nsMOflatiou* ftirnlaii-:
na probably the li*at and mint eftff j
woro thc FIRST PRIZE and tho GOLD MEDAL
at tho Edmonton Exhibition awarded to
BccauBOthoy aro THE BEST ON THE MARKET, that's why.
Buy thorn all tho timo at
THE 41    MARKET   CO.
flAM  HPAHAM    M™*i*r
uppulittud in Mimltnul, Toronto. Win* nivc tncentlvp for thn adopt Imi of tut*
tilpeg and Vancouver, and If tbe plan
pro*** aa siimxtrul aa It la believed
the female ropreaentntlvea of the department will bn appointed tn all other
'Ihe ap|M>kiitntt>ut ol • llftll tnaper-
tor for London I* being.coneldered at
Ihe prewnt time.
ty devlcei. The faref-il and aiviim'.e
Matlttict gatbernl by tbr Ownn
Kovernment ahow a .iem-iew 'n th>
number of fatal ardiletiU and In the
number of areidenta resulting ia total
and permanent dlaabllity.
To ereale an lnrentlre for the adon-
Ion of aafety d«vlw» the c-a»ua!:y in-
All Diseases of Men
! "606"
The New
Q*rm99 Cure
fer ip^eine
1 am n /ir.tiliiiite, jnciijied
and rtiiilMtei'i-il M.D.. with a
rei-ord of 1iJ yearn' ot kiic-
i-PNuful nraetln* In mk-iih' iIIh-
fiihert, I wiik ib»^ fliht ri'liuliln
iiii-im' HpeciiilUt \u locate III
H|»jkaiip, nnd have Impii fnr i
ypara In the name lnrntlon.
No (siHe la ton t'ouijd'cuted
for my method* of treatmpnt
.Vo    UUUCl    tlu A    t»ui..,v    lmV« j
, Jrj(1|j   i(jur  CftHtl^  ^.j   ;|J(,  j(|lV(t |
all the detail* nnd I will Runrantw a cure that will stay,
t have treated hundred* of patient* by mull and am now treating
many who cannot come to ae* t»«. All IHtera *t** V«-jil mtrlctly e-nnti
dential and ronildrrwl juat aa rawfully na the raaei that I deal with
personalty.    V.*ilu foi m> Una Uiokkt.
210 Howiml sr.   DR. KELLEY    S\nhuw, Wash.
St' ■ .<*Mr*-'.±JKS',9*}-r'^/ "J  \-*V.   ^    j -Vfe'
V,"*^1-*'   '    " -Ti'-t.tt 4,   -i'A
, t;. .7     J - * *-~ -    -   - -  " t?      **'    * -
■  i
r. You can save money by buying solid leather goods from us at
Rock Bottom Prices. r
If you don't -wear rubbers try a pair of our Heavy Calf Shoes with
Viscolized Soles for the wet weather: Our Heavy Grain Calf Shoes
are solid all through and give absolute satisfaction. All sizes for
men at •> ,  $7.50
We also have them in prices ranging from .$4.50 to $6.50
Make it the best when you buy a pair of Iligli Top Boots for the
wet sloppy weather. Elk Leather Boot-^ are the best. They cost
more money thun most of the other leathers, but they wear longer
and never get hard.   Try a pair and save money.
?il(>h\s Spring (.'out"*' in sheik!
lined, iLu ris hy.e.iuls. AU linn-l
tailored. Benulii''ii !>:'!">:<■,ils in
fawns nnd browns. aK<> new greys
and blues.
See Our Window
New Spring Suitings
1 One hundred New Spring Suii lengths iu a great variety of colors
There is jiusl about e\ery weave ami color you could imagine in the
hit nud just one dress nnftci'ii of each: There are light and dark
tweeds, two-toned diagonal and pencil stripes and. in Fact, every desirable novelty 10 be hliowu this season. .-Thev are .")() to S-l inches
wide and priJed 'from $1.50 to $2,00 per yard
,hiht received: One'ease of (-hecks. 1'Jaids, and Stripes in Gihg-'
hams,-suitable for ehildren's and ladies' dre.flses.    All rhe, new Cheeks'
and Stripes in Black, Brown. Tan, Bines. Greon-s. and Greys.     All
fast colors ami 27 inches wide, at ,../..': > ,. .15c per yard
l\Iade From the best quality of English Prints, neatly finished
with two pockets. The colors are'dark'and .light blue with white
Polka dots.   All Fast colors, each  - 50c each
These aprons ave made of light colored prints and are trimmed
with plain colors, finished with ruffled sleeves and two pockets. The
very apron to proleel the waist as well as the skirt 85c each
Large-sized Flannelette Blankets or Sheets in grey with blue and
pink borders.   They are extra weight and standard make.     Priced-
specially at * '. $1.75 per pair'
Butterick'Patterns for March just in.. .Ask for a fashion sheet.
1   -  -.   H**ii
Tuxedo Baking Powder'  '. ".v...'.-; 16 oz.   .15','
'2 in 1 Shoe Black' - -..' : ;....'....... .3 for   !25
Quaker Oats- ' 5 lb.' with" china -.25
Rival Wheat Flakes' '." with china"  .35.
-Rolled Oats ;.  .8 lb. sack \30
Lowney's Cocoa I 7%lb. tins   .20
r.owrev 's Baking Chocalate * .V»\b. pkg."   .20
Peaches " - A 2,1b. tins, 2 for   ,35
Lombard Plums >..; .2 for   ,25
Seeded Raisins / k 12 0i!-> 3 frr   .25
Freslf&noked Fillets ' : *. .2 lbs.   ,35
Ben Davis Apples perbox 1.25
Bran '...>.,. .'..: per sack 1.25
Shorts , • • • P°r ss,<Jk 1-35
Mazda Tungsten Lamps 25s [ ." • 40
"Mazda Tungsten Lamps, -lO.s 50 .
Mazda Tungsten Lamps, fiOs ,. '.      GG
Carbon, 1(1 o.p '• ,- • •  ■ -20
-Swift's Silver Leaf Lard '. 3's   .60
O. & B. jMarmaliule 4's   ,70
Colombo Olive Oil "•' Va pnl„1.15l
Queen Quality Mixpil Pickles ,.". 20-oz."   .25
Sinicoe Pork and Beans" .* °.: Ts. 2 for   ,15
Canada Corn Starch ...: Ts. 2 for   .-15
White Gluss Laundry Starch , , .Ts. 3 For   .25
Blnti Ribhon Coffee ' 1 lb. tin   .40
Teller's Special Blend Bulk Tea ■. .V. 3 lbs. 1.00
Prospector Brand Tomatoes .' .3's, 2 tins   .2i5
Porn * : 2„lb. iins.' 2 For   .35
Glass Wnsii Boards - " :,.ea.'!r  .'40'
;?1*.    i    ii',',    \-tai\_\
m_-y\ ''•; - -kvAvi
„    "|i!i * 11 l'i h      &*i'Vi\
.   ' r  - I-'\-j. -.    fr7%\
xih.y^iy --rxA
: ■ ■;/;:;;:'ic-.-.-^tf
;,,\  '\y    "*',',', I''  V''H\''V
Juvenile Department
Our Juvenile Department is now well stocked witli good things
for the boys. \ We are showing the latest models in Boys' Spring Reefers, Every boy, needs protection from tlie, cold March winds. Take
a look at our Reefers for boys froni 3 to 15 years. All the new shades
in tweeds."   Prices range'from '. .'$2!75 to $10.00
'      -   *.l<|
See our new' Spring Raincoats.
The fiu'est English Palametta coats
in a' good variety oF shaded, auto
style. -'All sizes from 36 to id
■*f   L       1
See Our Window
■A    Display. ■-,.'"'.•
■ 9
DON'T wait to make a. selection if you want a Suit tailored^to your measure. '.-Our New, Springvrange,of ilpOp^patteru^'oprnprisiiig'.'v
newest weaves and color combinations, jiow ready.5 Every, day ;brings. cancellations.     Select your choice now.    Fit guaranteed. ..
-jr*!*. a* -,* -i ■
*_ iajt kj (49*wi9*u*i*4*'W***rm *m a
Store of
Don't forget Wednesday noxt, the
K. of P. nlght'at the Grand
The local office of tliolnternutionul
Correspondence schools has been removed to tlio Johnson-Falconer block,
The dcKreo toiini of tlio Rpboknli
Onior of the I.O.O.F, are requested to
moot at. tho liull on February ^7, for
Prof, Ferguson's masquerade ball on
Tuesday night was a great success.
Chnncol Tine,    who was up on a
"On behalf of the members of the
charge of perjury, was committed for, Lethbridge fire department,! want to
trial. • Inform you that they, along with tho
 j dtissons of Lethbridge, were delighted
Mrs. Qulnney nnd daughter, Doro- - with tho excellent program you ren-
thy, arrived on Monday morning from dered in this city, ami feol that wo
Calgary for a two weeks' visit. mnde no mistake In bringing you here
under tlio nuspicos of tho above de-
John Gnskoll Smith, late manager
of Tritos-Wood store ut Coal Crook,
wiiB mniTled to Miss Davis of St, Cnth-
oriiKJH, Out., on February J 2 ut NI anil rn I-'iUIh.
partmont. - There is no'quoBtion it
was the host musical treat Letlihriilgo
ever lind, and fiirtlior wo wunt to in-
form you tlmt It. wns n docidod success
financially.   Signed, William Hnrdy,
A meeting of the city council was
held on Thursday evening, all tho
members boing proao;it. Tho principal Itom of business, was tlio question
of tho now light schodule, a protest,
to which was registered by tho local
hotel men two woelcs ago,  .Tho mat-
Meel mi at the Cri-ml next Wed in-". '
• ,er wim thoroughly gono Into und fin-
riilB.cnmpnny   will   ni.pear, at tli* j ..1Jy Uie previous molinii adopting the-
; Fire Hiii
ie    Il.illowell    ConccrL'couuiiuiy,'
day .Uriu.     Ti,  K.  of  [•'*_ »™'^<];^ [i^™ °>l Wcrtiio^lny, Fob. V,.  sun,0 wng VCHCll!(lo(1> 0ll lho conimlt.
Ilnllowell   fnnecrl   c»ni|i..n-   will   ,,,.  "ivonr .it.tho (.land oil _\\wlmih1U> , ,,„,,,,,.   (]|(,   fUI8„|f,(,M   nf   UlP    ,,„..,,
m\l, innler the iiik-iucm o!' tho Kcrnloi Knli;hti; <-r Pvthian.
V-Miieh of the knkhts of I'ythiiui.
tee, Aid.    Morrison    and Aid. Ilobl-
The Durbar, in Klnemacolor, has
been secured as the attraction at the
Grand Theatre tonight and Saturday
night and matinee, and inese' superb
pictures will be shown exactly as seen
in New York and popular prices will
prevail, 25 and DO cents, with a few
seats at 76c.
Tho program of the Klnemacolor
Durbar' pictures will Include: ., Tho
Royal Visit to Bombay, Preparing for
the Coronation Durbar; Thoir Majesties' Arrival; Tho Stato Kntry Into
Delhi; Rehearsing the Pageants; The
OrandnCoronation Durbar at Delhi;
Tho Camp of thn King and Indian
Prliicos.'Tho Statu Garden Party; The,
Horse Races; Tho Polo Tournament;
Scenes In Cnleuttii: Tho lOlephnnt
Stockade;   Preparing  tho   IJoyal   Idle-
Oli Saturday hi ,: .Masor Iniin I..
(lulcH relumed v,lib !il^ Iwhle ine
AgiK'H liroiMii Jrom M(m>",i; .1 i \ ('mi-
grul Hint Ions,
ilniilielt   ami  (Irnftnit and   h!.   ItoKi*.
\1lH'l'"li7'<t   ll'IV"   <•* V  ' ' .<i\   '(,   Mil     I',lm
HOll-Killl-OIlCJ'    lllOI-K     I'OI'    llu-    tl'HllKIIC-
Him (if Ihnlr I'l-al ("lnlt- mul iienirniier
.Imud, refiiHliig to rovlso the soiled-  |)1„inlB.  Tho Kov|uw o[ ,,,,ny Tll0U8.
uh', rl-e council went Into coinmltiee
! us n wholo and mado corlnin rodiic-
ItioiiH,   thu   princlpiil   onoH btdiig dls-
.iiiil  IJi'itlsih   Trooim  hy  the King nl
(>n   ijuiid'iv  "Veiling   the   iVmioiiiic
I'laur, v. ill h<   held in the |,ii-e|iir|il   nl ' ,
(li(.   MlifMi,.      -,   n(       o.(,I(i(i     iil|(„,       llu- prognu.n.Kv ....■■u.Hed  by  this | coi.uLb from S to  100 kwt,)„    in po.'  „G|RL FR0M T0K|0„
«hlc|, »  hp.'«.|i.I IniMiiens inecifi, ',  "■'•"■'■» ^   !w. vmlM:  week appear j ,tlIlil r,00 le 700 kwts,, ar, per cent.,
,ri ,.,,.,   , ,„„ lohc particularly I'UracMw in fl-e mnt-  omm-TOO kwt«.,'Ift per ccnl.   A h)tler      .,,,,,, ,
HI   Iilhll     lllK't', . ,   , ,       n      .   ,       ,,, ,       , , i ,        Willi  i
ier of fontnre-s, nnd,wil nn doubt eon-1 vvsh reed from Fred Stork. Pi'lncu Itn-  .   ,     ,-  , , ,,    ,       , , ,,
«- •■ •   ,    .   , , ,, ,    '    ,,        . ,   ,,   , i ' I hnl-erdiishery and the broadcloth coat
,   Two rcHKlonn In the Aniwv cvt.,.. ■   "" '  U'hc,''\ "' ,''„ "  '    ? "a !i'       I '">•- '"'A' tta» lhu 1,;''il mi'>u1' lii' re1' ! t...
■ ■   I.     i    1 lit    i i    ,    have of la o taxiid llin m-mi(,'ii« enpiKd-, n|. nfiO'U. offi>rliiK ii liivr,'1 plaiiire of'    m m, ,. ,.      , , -.-
non   had   n   uclulilioily   M-riii   " ,h-',i .,.,., . ' ' i wil )  u    in    tary    eullnr an   ts chint
'v of tVI'i f\lrciiii'|v  imimliir nmuiie-1 j,'.,,,..- \f\{-, he bun:* en Mi'i wall ef tlir
ninit hbuH'v '
Classifies Ads.»Gerit a Word
"j^ONEY MADE i .    ,
In Cedar Valley land 36 Lots for *
sale, 4'to 11 acres. ' For prices and
terms, see y _    >
;-'   E. J, Evans
ji ninii who woai'H lliu rovoniod
that Imttoiiii u]> tight around his neck
A parcel.containing a small amount     \ij
of money was mislaid at the Imperial'
Dank of Canada at Michel, and tho'
flclals have not been able to locate
I" -
TOR SAL.H—Kurnlturo for siilo, Ap- .-.
ply to Mrs. Thos, ltobei'twon', Pallatt )]
avo„ north of Central school,        274, v  {
FtmN'tTL'nK    FOR   SALK—Apply
to, Mrs. '.I. Ii. Mclntyre.
KOU SAI.H--Very ehoap,  ten-room
dwolllug Iiouho, lot I, block '10, N.\y.
corner, llnnsou strct and .MePhorson
inei'iie, In renter of Ferule, Addroim
l.ocl.-hi).\  I, lAbby, Monliiun.
((luuell   I'hnjnhe.r.
A hex nn lul timli r I hii ;'.ii--!iI<m***. ol
Hie lOiilli'er i:i>he'..iih I-..U,-, Fern!". In
aid nf the ('ed l',-,hiv: '•..une \\\',\ In;,
held In the K.t'. *i!|I! (lii Fr!d-.. l-vb.
y'.i, 1'l"l,i'ui 'p.' :!," <nc-- am. ivftvili-
itii inn vlll li-   ' ,-n'-'-'
Ted M«(,t|.')n „>,A\u |, il <M lli« "|,'ii»-
t'l'" Oil' \V»-ll|i .-h'l,,1 i-.i V in; U"> (%*!•
linil    Mtilfi';!.'   H||<,|(1   .!-,','    -Ai'i)   till ((" ll]i
liniif.  Ier  III'' i' eo.untt',.    'I i t y i,i,"<'ire.
hi thank imi- iM'ui'i" in  im tin, ini' ijii
H«uu'i'eiiii    «'t'ir,'lliii*!iiii,'    t.i"* urd-i Hie
Red Cro"H \\u d, ,'tii'l t!i"t ih    uy-. ..
Iiiih been lei *aih\h <l in lh" I'eiili.ii "ii
1'i'HII  ill  ,''*'i i<    Vm I
IM!i  V,. I i,(ifilvj   llAUiHUt. I
I «>'      »!!<,*[  .- , i ,,,* ii>        .   I. ,.,
lil'.lin U ot ,'!;*   ''.','. ' ";,,..
lirrety ■ ,*,.„*. ■* '      .   „ i   ,   , <• ,i .. „.
''i;an!;'rt!«'n ;'.:-,! A,\ '-, Ii ',!  i  !i,i".,  .„ Ai.,
','cixcollent weim wn.i jntt up nt the Ver-
Itll!     U'l   I i      .u •■   . ,     i    ,        It,
wiih Itidulji'ii! in hs i.'d", Miu'Vjv t'pw-
Went I,   {leu   o'Urin  li'-erei'ip ), .1,
fValnnie. Mn.*'.!' ti'i'n i'/'hiu'I '.(ihe'i'.t.
; ' HOCK&.y    ' *
A Double Header
led   M!  I'lllllge  liliii   iillllllei,eli,il'.-i    U.1-
Ini;  laid  lu fori'  iho  niimltiintle,  who
"netUni'M,,, |(i-(..iui,..|it '.y im di'.     i. m      I''*r!''".v tllnI ^'t'""'^' "'--ht n two-1 fully neeopted
;ov-.|- tvuH'f ho'iidii nr ;•,"]() unci; i„ !-;„(.p   nu:1 ''cilu'n' vml'hd ';,T|ie lit,lit," dual- ; ti'. iycr. tonduri:;! hi,-','
he 1,,'H.,- fur i,I-. ;i:(,i,i|i,i „    * !:u' ,"|1,> '' I"1111'"' ''''  "";| "Very nlnmy; v:ei iiceeptctl.
^'•w.y ut mn- I'eiiili-i'ii will h,i plciihed
• • ■;   ,laiiKi.t».iu.n.tor,  tliroiwl.  UIh  «"™i-| ,lon whon >i.i |.|fien..niu. r|n« nl II..10,
■ .■•• ni.tlon rhl li' lirI "'l"" TQ,!"';  Wl,!d' ,■',,",,i, >U ,ll,,!«"' ">l"'»'.«. :.n.l w..h roeclvcl n*. ve-
,.-, ii..,„1iuuoii, vn uii jOnnHi.pnTliuml ay noSt, wil Inn diniht. i,,,,, ull,  ,.„ ,,, ,,.,.	
,    , , ,   JcllVi'oiiHly   by  his    adiiilieiii  n-.i  wiih
prove Itnell a cure lor lee blue* nnd In'*.,,
t i'
uv," w'li in- thp.wn * it .ii,, iicroo'i, Oii ' wll\ N> commciiei d ni oi c", to lie re-! ,i;i(( t||,()|| 0I1"t|lo' lonil |„IH1.(]'H u,|H ■■'. \    *1,HI fll'nt  l,,w '""»d« iieiHier mini
Mnnd'iy timl 'i> .-'('a' -t Mu'ee-reel U".u   tunirthlc ,b.'- March vo, " \ ..'„„ ' '      J1»■ l  looro nnytliljii; lhat icHeinliled u
ihe !!•.«.« nf the «!M tl.-hlml Iho t'oitn-.     The  a^em-lu.-.d   fet, ihe y,-,i' Mil:!;;;"" or"j"h;; m^ \n]nhM :>«■•/-««"ti»«Vi   '"""■","'''
>.   I. ,ir lh.    \ in,- "H I ii  i Si,,.   Id i)!'-
.nnnl/.limami l-iiulu-   •,. ■ .;<>> !-Vh |,,1.   »'" '""     •""     ""< "' »""■'"••,'■      Tl.« ln-l..w ti»iri..l'.-.-1i I.,  .mu. i;n«-,    -Trof0S8m.  (.,„.,,.„,,„   yUmwtH.i  „,   ,
■j,,   ,,.,,,.   |(l   :,-,„,,,.    ,l(  j..  ,„,„||iri. "li''  ',(>''l  ''''H'"  'Xysyi J'Tlio  Hlat* ef !i,!c ||i .-iiii)i.>i't)nn '.villi llu- h-nrmvl'i",    : ( ti _, i<ui_ |if t)i(i |M()ii( „1,1|)onitr,''" havuilii" iiienntnly'i ouio caen eih
..!•:.   Imi.'.!.'.   ' !i    1'. «iia-yl.,K 'i<<"";'* •"»■" '"'"'' *'^-   »«' W-'. ' et « ->'  number, d yy„ vj„ rml a 'jnKH p0KllU,K (Uia ,,,, (i;,,1Ili;i(-il> ,,,.,,, '
.■■00.1011,11.11,,    a»,d ■   r. iwHmI i.H,-"rt.- '" ■f,i"'' '"n,i ',",■,"   l(" "•<*, in'otlurtlen nm, ree,ml and th*nl time,               11|,,,11).„|,( (, (1|H11(1Hh,,,   ,,,„, lhi|li llH,,,.
"  . ,.   11 ,       ,.                                , nf "lit;. Vim Wliil le" will he nveitent'      <|>i,„ ,.i|V ),.,,,,( \. .,,< ..,.. ,i(,,,| Siinn, ),,   ,,,-,Mni.. * i, ,,.i <t.. ,., ...\..... ,,-.    """ ■M'"' ro'*"* ,|n"'t '" M«»flini«>i'';f .lii'.v
ni in UM. rt'"i; ; :-i! tiHi'lher with the ),„ im,„hli'ill ||'.. vate r.f r.O n man
Vila. Km-i.i. i-l ei« .in. liuvliiKiHlln-r '''-,; ,"'"'1''   !i'!''le.l nlshtlv, II l«,evr      A1..L  I phltl    Uio'u hl« Mai  fer	
,.*..,,    Tim cli»ri.. ,;"'!  '"l! i'-'"'"'H will hit tlulr men- (\r.,. Ha,,'al* the eomicll eliaiah.'i'„iiii.l i lim)(!n(, wI|,„,  ,„   ,,,„  ,.,;,,„  .,,„„  ,,_,„ | hu-nu-.. (jiilic i.vWi'iil.     Htrenter .had
10 (■!;
-On Wednesday night tho Grand the-
ntro accomodated an audience of something like five hundred porsoiiH to
witness the in-round boxing contest,
ibotween Oscar Mortimer, "The Yuld;
mn Smoke," and Leal Strooter, Uo-
fore tho in a in bout wiik hIiikpi] d nix-
round preliminary between Alexander aud Peoll was put ou. Tho ruferoo,
.li.u J^ii'imu,Jir, gave iho doclidon lo
Peoll, althoiiRh Iho eoloiod boy hcoiii-
ed, lo ninny nun, to hnvo the best of
thi.' ni'Runionl. Occnsloiuilly there
wcio I'l.isluiH of flfe'luins hut In Ihe
main the two llfihtWQlpdilH vt-ero doli'.ff
the "Merry Widow ,)vnlle," and tho
"Iliumy  IJuk."
'lefure tlio main eo;ilo:t| ht.irled,
tin; referiip announced thjit (Muirllo Uo- WANTIOD —- Kxperleneed . urooory
hliiHon, now In Wliinlncff, ehiil'.rii'VMl clerlt, wiure/i SRd.on' i.»r month Make
iho winner of this boui. j application, Hlntlniv expcrii.'iico, lo the'"
Hti-ei-ter wim niven  a   hoIhj-   rceen-1 !*ieei'efiu'\',„l',ei'nlii Ciiopei'allvo aoeloly,
I'.ox r.HI, Fernie, li, C, _    ,
VVANTMIi-  fMrl  for ' Mciieral  lionni-
work.   Apply .Mr*. A', li. Triien.   -
FOR    SAIdO   lloii'jehoi.l   liiriilliiio.,'
kll «n (.'(Kid iu,* new!   Apply nfle'r hIn
o'clock any i.\f-nliu: next  w ■■]!..  Mr,
Chii'i,    lli'iiee,    Jlci'hevmm    aVc.aiid
Tlii.'Hip,;o|i iiliiect.        iillilp.
.   JjViJI tJAl.l'J Oil UKNT '-ftevcii room
lliiU.'iii   ...ih   h.tilt,(-ii',      j>ui 1..i    nun,   '.-',.,
>unt in
irlal* I]
)'of-   ./
liiini'h, (Uvolli.j; inn,-,! of tiii-lr eiici'i'V
ntnlyi"! oiiio 1'iirii (ilh-
P7'« miouU'erf:.    Hooii, thii, c> Mireeifv
"Mill   HIK'OlMA-l,'  II   few   left  Jlllill  lllll!
:>■'•: lh..ulPO«o..rH have   ,,.        |||K lote-i.^ '^;rWn':.'"  ^ '^^ ««'»      ! 1. T...    . .
a In ''   iIni" ti,.   i. ,i;t\,,    *|*li
,i, ., .,.,.,,,i... i :,'nr,' i-ti|i hy njittle clrl ' ■''' ■ urili in i nliictulnniriit i.anii lin,t
•",ePi ,' nm' 'tiillvhlitnl V ji*tli' oini".iii\       'lh'' oiln-" plelurct1 eu tic iii'ojir.ini 	
inr.      saoitii'c   I'l-'n   In  ciiai'Bwi   With i','t <'«'■"  ."'td .-"*.nn-'a*   ,\iti he- AT THE GF1AND
fi'i-idv lu Mm ills. ichliitiH, i „,„,,.. i..|,„|*<, in |r
  '     MI'et'.fiillM   Morton, mi the ,v,l ,',li'l ! lm'r  Wl111; »   l"1TJ,i''  I'|«W   t0   R,,,( "l I
rfen, Tokln, bnt nihaahd, Un Uie now I *"Ml« Ml^, "lUu l»"; l»^.«lUi»-r thni j
an opportuiiliy v.!n'ii,li(! Jawed Moi Ll- : , ,     *i    , ,. ,
j^.i'.lle.    jkl.pl;' r-'l'ii. VI, V.iili.i. Dilitiin UVe,
MOF^|.il|(t|,t) l.'I'll.VlTlfUl': -'■■ For
111 ilVe,
itt      i,l...   4
.tl    ttt      .. |,
1   1   tt , I
i'i,    >i" ,i„,tr„ rf i u.-"""*  in-.,-.,'" ■ ' ,  ,,       ■     ,        I kind lii'iii'ledneMwoi' luiHllallon In fob i
,i"iim i, n. ,., i ,,i r.„.,i\,f,v „n„ ..-i.i, '"•« win-ind ii Wav," "Tie-oieai Itend"      Followlnc out. the pvnciroinlvo itnllcv i ',„„ t„ .„r, V-u. ,.* n v ('•'■♦■'•■ ''■■■*•'r*"t ' ,mvl"'-': »1> hia nilvautanfl he allowed j   /M
ii>,iii*i'ii-'i»H"   Mi" inM' iu Mi Iti en",-, 'n .'.'  '-ml "Throut'ti  Mie I'lstiH'i,"    It  hi in * tin   .n.iiifui) tin ni   n"  Mm  ''rand have   qi,,, .       , Mm cuhin it inali to l'l.c.over. 'i..,,.'^^  imth   renin        Vim!''   C    en'
Uie ?;i(Kilt.     , , lc limed ili-il 'Tiiii Debi ' win no< lm  inHUilled a    h'nuilev  m"i*ii'f *«"',    A Hpcclnl tnilu to Coal fii k after i    Stm-tor  w.ih  cam"  tnt'i   Monli.tor i],',,,)^,,,. nfricn. "■    a.vani
      o hIiuwii at tne ^aturtioy iiiatiiiee, n« h*" , luiivhiiiu laht Woducuduy, and il has . (j1(1  Dni-fftnniinro  bus  been   nrninpoil i found it. hurd tu reiich liliu in u vital | .__.;..,„ : „ „*, 	
MARRIAGE LICENCES intj of n probloui'd.leiil imMMf. il l« not   prov.ui  to be a  pU-aalm' ImioviUpn'. : ....    ."  'spot.   At   (bo flfleonth   round   .Mortl-1   ,K('1U   KA|,|,i   ,n-' «KST--P I'um'ncd
fUlt'Mile   •'or  ehtldri'ii 't |w- ' ti mi'ci are <' -mt ar I '■(■fadv, not • t r-r-rrn   r*.ii   \i t nt*r , ,t,-t,   m,  i> »m ' hut  ",:i'-*  f.ir  itivir-r'n''  fn   ?'r""'th   tn1,.' ,   . ,-,      . ,,,
A !|| I' I ukc I'ci-iiee 'AaK i '■'ie H lit th,' •-••  •*  •'   d.n •! (if I'llekcr li u»l!> nl.,
!»rrt\Im r.il t',M'<niron>l offb'e to John EOCIAUSM IK COMlNQ ■'* -'Uniiwr
MavHh    wild    MaJ'uni'vt A'llei- lUuum-  --
feld.l.i.th ill' NKW Michel. T|i»-ie   wiih  a   i-tood   nt ten'ance   ai   tu *,: inminc lUTaiiueu-wim uu> i*.i,h-i- j ]0(1|||  ,|nj0||  „,   M),.!,(,l  f,-0in  ('umliei'-fined  io miiu nmnr.-u-   mu .lioiunmr .    koi)MH --, Kuriilnhcd  -bedrooms-To
.-„  _ .„,  ..».„. ,|1(,  '.jv.,,1,,-,.1,  tjientpr,  Lethbridge, on   phre escbam;e, CnlRiiry,
•■   -l   •*•'•>' "m  'i"""-","i '    ii- «.,1,1.1    mui.' * io im h'mm.i .nc A111I.H1.1',...      1 ]1:!U. bicn ln.itnu-HM) liy „m- ii.cal   "'■•!.    Mi- wit liml '"in ,.i',l i-l in- '.e,'.,,. ■J\,,v\Vi    M,..(<    ,),„,,    ,M|u-JnslI,    IJullon
HUCKI.BV-On Hatuntuy, Vt-u   1:,   "f?ncli\tl«m Inevltahle,   nnd How Wo   I'athe. Hi-Hk. Kclnlr, Onumont, K   H„|tn ,|if you ,;urv, tj,;,t xormim itiiliv.'itIhIiii? hut. wiin too weak 10 stand off iAvt,,n)„ ;.t.w
tn  Mrs. Jauii'fl Hockley ami tm<-  inn-   •• "■   *i*   n."   'fh"  n;ie«i!;er onait   al   iielm, nun' "m-ii week I'ntiic'i* *v\**\* :„„,.,, ilS v,„„. .ii-n-vt i<- ti'-'lihtr- !•■■,■ ■ ' nr even blnuh- MoHiumr« ntiml lul-ou-,-. _„,-..
. n«."! li on H'hftt he termed um tho rxov;  C»Ketie. (A,"n\tm\ter ot -tlio old cnun- J ,,p W|,H „ol „_ memt,or flf our ;,.f; i j of hooks and Jnlm nnd fell to tho floor |   ,,,(m   tUM^-Thico-roomed   Iloumi
.    i.M-t :• r P.n'-H.«'.'.   «r,d i""'«> »'   try tmohAtl um*.* wWhe nliovs frmn 1^^ ,sJlJr>- ,( ,,,,.„„,(,,„ .,., .,,; .., -._     -,-,] »:it v„iintc.1 mit. j.l|1(, H)i;.(K tli_ j^,t  Al,,l]y| Wi £Jimj|ii
,<**  f.pini.!.  thai   I:   mui!   l«.-vltiil>lv ' time   to  time,  and   Bpeclut   fealiirei ! ,y flt mm, f))nir„ (lm„ t„ ,,f. ;„ ,,,       Af,i-r tin- nth round there wu« »0|MftH0I1 ,\vemio.
:i'as».   1 ronittln. Yoiim Iji ri'i'olt. doubt an to tlio winner althoiiRli It {'„
nicker li 11..I!. rd. j 9THIKE ■' [ KUeeter mul uppf iin-il ji.;; '''' ^' 'i-^ i'';'^|(| Kuvnlturo, (dieitp.   Apply. .1, Cml«
m.nexl   Meiw'-iy only -flrnt,    Thp fr!ll,nV|„t.    wn,mui.:.'iiiliji IiiiB.'ntO'  lime ^darliit! the  ffitht   Htrieler , JIa,;fi,1(ll.w0|, Av(,n„t>,       ' '..
run piiiiiP'B will be I'ho'.vn, Iho mnn-; 1(|1„M r,.(r|vi,,j \,y i\Ut M.ein-ia.y nf |)y jrPHhod In at tlio tap of tile kuiik "Ul1 i	
lift,', h;i\ln|'iUTaiiiieir.Mth lho filter- [j,,,.,,) „n|0„ at '.\n,-lml from ('uiuiiei'- *>tJ'lcd to lliud hlp.rW'.Iii hut 'Mortimer!    ,{
y-h'e est'liiinne, OnlRiiry, for the im»t j ,.ull1j ]yr   nn,,,.r ,|lU„ flf ,.V1)   _   ,,,,., lhiirHietl him to tho nipen nnd amid ii;],,.t.',,,'0l];.rj//(.0^^^^
la'd Hnmltsi eveiiim;, vl.eu hi Tf Yd-  mi'-'ice pwuraWc     Amoiitf the hml* j Mfi|U. <,|r ,lll(l „ro>. jdmllftdn of blown Hlreeler look tl»o':|)lu]   (,(>]ll   wtiU>rt  ,,|,.Hi'la  HkIiI.  etc.
T1J11 lux.. ,'   '-eifc .< ".II lei pl.iy'i)   ,,,.,,      ,   , ,   ,
,   ,,     ,        A    , , .4.     Mr, llurk ey, twinw, non nnd dun-nt
"In KentC 011 Mdtidtiv evMitin next, th< , w       '.'   , ,.   .
. , , ,'!•,! tti-r .-Ml! l»ei a     it"*]!* t -.i
tl locnl tcim tiieinii.i,' t.i.lcMim fir«t ami   ,,,,,,.
■||i«n Waldo,   t*u n-* lu v'*',*• tlu»»e r»-      •. ■,        ,
•Mint* %■•*■ ft! ':er+ fl "H«« <*. •»■«••    IWAUON-On  MouiIhv. F.-h. h. to  tuino «ml  thiH the time  v.in at lm   etu-li inittirda),
n/ni*|p.»   llit*   '■ ii'f*   fif'l   »*,'f it «"*" *n<r   mi
Mr, ;md  Mrs, And^M- iH.^on  1 -..|,.   ireut dUtnitre *ltcn  It  vxnuld l»t' in      Toiilitht ami umnorrow iiuinJiec M.e,
.IfiliiOK Hmllh, Iter. Hi
MTCnreii so* If ritret'Ur juIkM {.m-al-
llli'   loml,'1 pi.iy   will  U'iuiin-t.i'r   ,*:   V • K
o'clock, and ciiih vaow wit! !
f'd  into .1 I>*riu'ln Of   1". IllltlHt'-   '
rom mnn ■ jwii*t,',<*.
ii..ii.*i.i iu IvitttnuMi-itibi i.i.i «- ,. iu',... 11» ^    ftnr wrt kc t» looktni' tine  "mnt   l»iy hixvi** liifii»»ill'.-ii»om .» liiitiv^uul. *.   Vi>. *AUioi»t .'».n> .'»A.M.i ly Lmj ....U im
n'cloek and end. v,ino* wilt !.« ilhhl '    MOWS ■ On numlm, v,-h   |4, f<>: '     '  "    |i.m«jH*N at wlnnlmr.   There me ..M,   n return match Js arranged nml Street-
!rh    \;., .,.(   \(ll. ;:„,„     ui...     «   «.i,i., A»il«b!»by wwiMnubfBOtOsdnrti      Ve«, Al. vivo, tno ran live Jici uh "v- ;B fl)W „rtrHn,.rt wh||0 „„.„  .,.„?,<,!:     er hns better trnlnliiK there In mire to
than IMen to « lullnliy. 5«R*i".ci.   . 1 .'■•
Tlio t-ert-md tttitne Htjtrtu at f* o'floek.   .'--Mtlbfrt
i»ml all tho Cfils,...- nml .J»p*.   Iji.1,- l*e. a flshtworth t^lntr.
*mUh la titan dins colid.
prove land In Cedar Valley, .For prlr-
oh and lerniH apply to
E, J. Ev-nnt
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