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The Official Organ,of District No. 18, U. M. W. of A.
Political .Unity is Victory.
$1.00 A YEAR.
Jones and  Powell  Nominated  by Labor,
'  Endorsed by Liberals, are Opposing
- ° -t
Knight and O'Brien, Socialists
.. .ft        1,        i>
... ,'     ON APRIL
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EQMONTON, -March" 25.—'' ♦
Tlio .Alberta legislature ' pro- ♦
rogued „this. afternoon and ♦
was , immediately dissolved. ♦
..Writs- will be Issued ..toinor- ♦
row,,,calling for new elections • ♦
.for April ,17.' Nominations on ♦
\the 10th.,  '        '. v      7       ■'♦
♦ ,♦ ♦ **+■ ♦ ♦ «► ♦ ♦ ♦
From the fertile plains and 'sunny,
slopes of the "fair province of Alberta
are wafted tidings of active prepara-
?. tions .for a political scrap.-   Prior to
the closing of tbe legislature a redis-
.'.tribuftori of seats was made, and from
•the Conservative press,-, which has developed a great moral sense or politl-
'" ■'cal- duty   in . Alberta, this  evidently
tends to strengthen,the Sifton regime.
-, The Liberal party iii Alberta are indeed; very anxious' to maintain their
political supremacy and will adopt any
tactics they, deem advisable.to furth-
\ er tiieir aims, just .as the Conservatives
.«'do'in other parts ofthe Dominion.
'-.-,-Recognizing.that the laboring classes
> :can" if-they.so^des'ire, control, the voto
in certain -^districts, it would appear
.&-that-th6~Sifton-gang*have*been tamper-
- ing with the Ifade' union movement of
'V. theiprovlnce to ensure the domination'
' of" tho Liberal.-party.   From Calgary
,ne\y3 comes 6t an attempt to railroad
, -' \ '     ''   •' * - -
a Labor representative on the.eleqtors,
but the Socialist element have been
sufficiently wide awake to throw the
limelight'on the game. In1 tho Leth-
bridge district similar, tactics are ia
sentative of the RocKy" Mountain riding, C.' M. O'Brien, teli Liberal machine
has evidently got to work to force into
thefield our friendj W. B, Powell, ex-
president of the United Mine Workers.
- Nominations by.-the .various political-parties are being made over all
the'province and to date the Socialist
party ,-havo- at least four men in' the.
field; Geo. Paton" in,'Red"Deer, Dick
Burge in Calgary, J, R. Knight in Lethbridge, and C. J.I. O'Brien in the Rocky
Mountain riding. Tiie Labor-Liberal
nominations include W. B. Powell in
the Rocky Mountain riding, J. 0. Jones
in, Lethbridge and it is rumored' that
Alex! Ross will' be the nominee in Calgary. '".,-.■;    ,   ,
C. M. O'Brien' is the unanimous
choice of the working classy in the
Rocky Mountain riding and it impossible the Liberals and Conservatives
Will'concede-his. seat and make his
electlon'by acclamation. In the other
constituencies • It is anticipated that
the Socialists will make a vigorous
campaign,• and amongst,the farmers
anticipate showing a surprising growth
in the^vbtg^f^jLthe^men,-w-ho-are
supposed\to,-l)e-suffering' under the
burden of prosperity" tliat the Liberals
claim"to be so broadcast in the,province. ':*.*'
, 'In this part of British .Colombia keen
evidence, ibut hero assin'we see alVie-
termination on the part if the enlightened working class to discourage these
bunco games. Realizing" the strength
and popularity of tho Socialist repre-
interest is' being shown iii the forth-
coming elections invSunny Alberta as
the Socialist nominees are well kno'em
hroughout this "province.
CHICAGO, .March 2i:--Tbe committee representing 5,000 switchmen of 19
railroads in and around Chicago avert
<fd ah immediate, strike today - by deciding to, submit their grievances to
a conciliation board composed of the
chairman of the^ipterstatc commerce
commission, the judge of, the commerce court and the acting commissioner of labor.      .: v
BROCHUM, Germany,- March 19.—
Fire 'broke 'early today 'in the President colliery, near here, cutting off the
superintendent of, the mine, and an
unknown number bf miners. The
fire started close lo the main shaft
and spread rapidly. Later the miners were got out without injury.
Russian  Jails   Filled" to  Overflowing
with Political Prisoners
(Special to the District Ledger)
LETHBRIDGE, Alta., March 27.-
At the Labor convention today Vice-
President 'Jones nominated as candidate. Platform of tlie Alberta Federation of Labon Platform of the S.PP.C
of .C. carried-down. L Socialists nominated candidate." last Sunday,> J. R.
Knight. Tliree-cornered fight as the
Socialists have no Intention of pulling
LETHBRIDGE, Alta., March 27.—
Liberals,in convention tonight endorsed J. O. Jones, Labor cadidate.
■HILLCBEST, Alta':;. March"28.—Alberta elections, Ap'ril 17th, O'Brien "unanimous choice of Ro.cky" Mountain.
Liberals' and. Conservatives are*invited to let go by acclamation ^in view of
fact that they stand no chance of ^elect-
ing thoir "man.—The working class of
thi^riuing-wlli^suppWrtKe man wha
lias stood iby them. Seiid all. contributions for campaign to L. E. Drake, official agent. Funds needed promptly.
Will be acknowledged ln Ledger.—L.'
RDrako..   ...    ,-''-      'A'   -
ST. PETERSBURG, March 22—Remarkable statistics have been laid before the Duma recently., with- regard
to' the population 6t. the Russian prisons. , : , - • .---'■
' li appears that between the, years
1005 and 1911 the, number of prisoners iii Russia had increased by 95,000
and that the increase was largely
among the political prisoners. '.From
1903 to,1911 the expense of all departments concerned had increased by
So per cent. -    ■
.% Acts of terrorism ..in Russia during
the last few years havo been of rare
occurrence. It is not anarchism which
is filling'the prisons' but trade unionism and socialism. ■ Tbe information
retarding'the'prisons was laid .before
the Duma as a result of inquiries instituted into the large number of cases'
of suicide .reported from the prisons.
TORONTO, March 'St,—The heavy
snow storm which struck Toronto last
night still continues. Reports from
all the outlying districts told of the
serious delays to traffic in all.directions by the storms. The schedules
of radlals have been abandoned. The
railways are having hard work,keeping
anywhere near the schedule. All available snow plows wore out on the
different railroads, but it js'predicted
that should the.snowfall continue, all
traffic of passenger,and freight will be
tied up -before night. In addition,
many telephone and telegraph lines,
especially In Western. Ontario, have
been put out of business, carried down
by the weight of the snow.
Committee Appointed by  International Finds   He  Holds
Vaiiici Membership—Appointment as Auditor in Order
CHARLESTON,' W. Va., March 22.—
Finding that its latest effort to break
the' strike of the' coal miners in the
the" strikers and leaders  before the
Satisfactory Settlement of Great Str.k-
Reaehed—Thousands Not
Affected. ";
V -   , '--—;" ,
/  "PHILADELPHIA, Pa.,-March 23.-
i   John P. .White, International president
ot tho United Mine Workers of America, today announced that a basin of
sottloznent satisfactory to < the miners
, - has boon reached with tho reprcaonta
tlvos of the.Paint Creek Collieries Co,
which haB mines In West Vlrg'nla, and
havo boon on strike about ten months.
Thoro'ore nearly,10,(100 mon on strike
•ri* tho West Virginia fields and the
.ovptctod 'settlement afreets about 4,.
•   000 of thorn, according to Mr. WJilto.
The filrlko ot tlio Cabin Crook Consolidated Coal company contlnuoH.
LONDON, March 20.—Hon. John
Scaddan, 'labor premier of Western
Australia, sails on the Mauretania for
New'York on Saturday. He will visit
Winnipeg and" other western cities en
route to'the -Pacific*
Hon. W. A. Watt, premier of, Victoria, Australia, who Is making a two
months' stay bore, also Intends returning home via Canada.
Rivalry In Arms Provocation of War—
Autonomy Suggested for
Alsace Lorraine
SALT LAKE CITY, March 21.—Tho
mothors' pension law, possod by tho
Utah legislature, became offoctlvo today. Mothers who aro compelled to
work for a living will rocolvo $10 a
month to support ono ohild and $5
for every other child. Tho law's aim
Is to permit mothora to remain *t
homo with tliolr young children In order to roar I horn proporly.
Ovor 200 are now Known to be Dead*
i       Thousands aro Homeless
BREST, Mar. 24.—A resolution,calling on Franco and Germany to agree
to proportional disarmament was
adopted today by tho French National
Congross -of United Socialists Bitting
hero, ' Tho resolution declared that
the political rivalry of armB In the
name of peace waB a provocation of
war which ccjttld bo provontod by a
treaty to roduco • tlio armies of tho
powors simultaneously. Gti stave
Horvo, tho antl-mllltary agitator, proposed that tho Socialists should ask
tlio French government to opon negotiations with Germany on tho basis of
tlio autonomy of Als'aco Lorraine,
Alsnco, ho said, was Gorman la'race
and civilization and had been In pob-
session of Germany, whilo Lorrnlno
was Fronch, One of tho provinces
niituriilly bolongod to (lorninny nnd tho
othor to Franco, Worn (Jormnny to
consent to thn autonomy ol tlio two
provinces, ho continued, both niitloriH
could bu satisfied and tliolr armaments
military court on-trumped-up charges
has proved ineffectual,, as .Governor
Hatfield is liberating most of the prls~
oners taken by ,tlie' militia, a settlement' of„the strug?^-appears to-be
about, consummated. £
', Hatfield, who visited ' Paint Creek
today, liberated twenty-four more of
the prisoners, and ordered that ten
bo sent to the prison to await his de-"
cislon on the Military Commission's
findings. The hostile attitude of the
commission toward the strikers Is
paid to be to a great extent responsible for tho''release of the minora, as
It was shown during,the testimony
that every effort was mado to find a
," The twenty-four persons wore released with suspended sentences.
Twenty had been dofondnnts In tho
caBo of forty-nino charged with conspiracy to commit murdor and Incite,
riot. Thirteen of tho forty-nino havo
heretofore boon released.
Nino prisoners wore sent to tho
Mason County .Tall to await tho Gov-
ornor'a action on tho findings of tho
Military Commission, and one man,
KrnoHt Cralgo, wns sont to tho Kunii-
whn County Jail, also to await tho
Governor's action on tho Military Com-
mission's findings.'
The men employed' in the government- dockyards are bitterly complaining of their miserly rates ■ of pay.
Petitions to the Lords of ihe- Admiralty, It is said, are shelved for
eleven months, and then comes the
stereotyped reply, "Not acceded to."
This state of. affairs, however, cannot continue, and it lias been shown
that men employed by contractors and
doing similar, work,receive 46 per cent
higher wages than those employed by
the government.-' > ,
The greates dissatisfaction with the
labor members in the House of Pre-
tence is being expressed on all side-*,
and Mr! Coates, of Sheerness, ^ias dp
clared that the trade:'unipnlsts-of-the-
country are disgusted'with them. The
workers, he said,-would make no prog-
res* until the Liberal-cum-Labor party
was superseded In the House by a real
Labor party. *'
- The men are demanding a general
rise of 6s. 6d. per' week In the wages
paid to all grades, and trades in the
dockyards. This amount represents
the increased cost of living during tho
last twenty years. There nre 50,000
employees in the various home dockyards, all of whom wiil be invited to
sign a memorial, ..which will be presented to the House of Pretense, and
a copy of which .will be sent to each
member. Members whose replies are
unfavorable, or who do not reply at
all,'-will subsequently bo Interviewed,
with the object of ascertaining tho
reason why. If tho treasury'accedes
to theso domanilB, the nation's wage
bill will bo Increased by over ,C750,-
000—and, why not? *   ,
- Fernie, B. C, Mar. 10, 191S.
Mr. John P. White,'
1111 State Life Bl'dg.,'
Indianapolis, Intl.
Dear Sir and Brother:
In accordance with the power vested in us by the International Executive Board, the undersigned, who were
delegated to dispose of the protest
lodged with tho International^ Union
by Michel Local Union,' No. 2334. have
visited Fernie, heard -' the arguments
of thc principle involved, and herewith file with you our findings relative thereto, and our decision thereon,
The nature of this dispute will be best
explained by verbatim quotation -of
the original protest, which follows:
"Michel, B.C., 18 Jan'y, 1913.
"To the" Officers and Members of the
' International Executive Board,
Indianapolis, Ind.
•'Gentlemen: '■ '  , ' ,
"We, Michel Local Union, No. 233-i,
do hereby iprbtest against the action
of the District Executive Board for allowing David Rees,- of Fernie, B.C., to
be a candidate - for International Office.
connected with the organization, or
engaged as permitted by Section 2, of'
Article 20,' and has never been found
guilty of misappropriating any of the.
Organization's fund's, and has,had five
years' experience as ''&. mine worker
and has been a member for three consecutive years at the time of his election, and except as may be hereinafter provided," '
In referrals to this section of our
International law, the members of Local Union No. 2334 seem to have lost
sight of the fact that this section of
the law attempts only to regulate'the
election of International, officers and
that it,dpes not lay down any specific,
regulation for the election of district
In another part of our International-
Constitution will bo* found Sec. 1 of
Art. i, which reads as follows:   b
"Section 1.   Districts may be formed
with   such  number  and territory  as '
may be designated by the International Officers and may adopt suuh- laws
"Our contention is thaf, at the time _ _^     __^_
ij£^timinaUoni»*ip-ma!ir-DaTld-ne^f °^theirT^vflrnmeht as-^o not - con
OMAHA,   Nolir,,  March   2-1.—MoroM-
thnii aoo.poi'HOiiH woro killed and 100
woro Injured In a wind Htorm that do-
•'tiioIIhJukI  -IM  hnnioH,  iliimnrcml  hun-
drodn of olhrr bnlldliiKS ami canned n
" mono tury Iohii of $r>,000,000, accordliiK
to report h nvnlluhln up to a Into hour
tonight, from Oin main path of tho
; tornado In and iiour Omaha,   Moot
of tbo onminltlos woro ln Omaha,
„ which wiih Btrlckon im rmvor boforo.
" Nearby towns In Nebraska nnd ncrons
tho MIsHourl river Jn Towa, nlso siif-
fcwrf uiovorolv    iVWfit. *>*n**r.  :■::.-.;-;.,!   M|.
'•" ott In nil dlrncHoiw nnd It took mnnyllnrr villi *b!f!i> vl"
Tho Minors' Poderation Is drafting
a short bill for Introduction noxt session with tho objoct of amending tho
131ght-Ilours Act (1H08) so i\» to pro-
vldo explicitly that n colliery manager
who knoivlnffly permits minors to continue working for moro than eight
hours In any twenty-four shall bo guilty of un of fen oo against Iho ICIght-
Hours Aot.-r-nrlllah K.\.
Underoround  Workers Will  De  Protected by Law Intrpduced by
TOllONTO,   Ont.,   Mnrrh  21.—The
Ontario Rovc'rmnunl Thursday brought
down Its fllRliMiour ilny bill, dealing
with tho employment of minors, which
,.,,1,;;^ io tin mu ininerH jn tho prov
i^i'tj Until «>U lliutl
imiJSSHLB, March Sll.—Tho con-
KI'ohh of tho Labor party today vnll-
find tho order for a Rimonil strlko lo
hu hold on April 11, IshikmI hy tl,*-
natlonnl oonunlttco on universal siif-
frnjro. Tho action wan duo to tlm
rafuwil of tho Rovornmonl to Rlvn con-
Hlilorailon (o doctoral reforms bofork'
com I lift election.
Property-Losg Hundred FVSiincn
hours to gathnr and circulate nnws of
tho disaster.
Flro broko out in tha dohrls of
many wrecked bulldlnffs ln Nebraska's motropolls end th«io "w" "1"n-j',•T '
tiros for somo timo ns tho flro com<
panics woro hindered by fallen wall*
nnd blookod streotB, A heavy rain
followed, tho wind, howovor, and
dronchod tbo hundreds ■ of homoloos
parsons, but put the fUmoi out.
Of i02 known dtmd within tho area,
153 wero residents of Orastm. The
rcuuiuluK UuaU are scattered ovo?
a eonilderabln range of territory.
Perhaps, J BOO persons Are homeless.
Aside from thii 3.000 buildings wore
damaged, many of those being church-
««* And school building*. Right of
Omaha's public. schools were wr«eK*
nnd mnliPB 'pxn'ptlons only In special
onsoH, flllnwlng closely th* recommendations of Rnmnol Price, tho special
commissioner appointed aftor tho clow
::: A..4., Cv >»4t.*i,ipittiu uw mui-
Joc|! of underground employment.
Tho measure declares that no workman, and by workman Is meant nny
person omployotl underground it) n
mino. who Is not tho pwnor, agertt or
an official, ahull remain In nny mlrto
tor a longer period than 8 hours in
(any consecutlvo 24 bourn. Tb*» "*'ht
houra may, it tho omployor ./ t.ilns
from the Inspector a certificate that*,
the mwini and mothods in use at the
mino of getting to and from tho place
of work aro proper and satisfactory
be reckoned from tbo time of arriving «t such place of work until tho
time of loATfng for titrttic*.
Vancouver Member In Sympathy ,wltb
Strikers on tho Island
VMH:M\, Mnroh 211, - Thin; tluioiiv
nml limy havo iiorlshi'd In tlm r|nlu:-:i)
lhat swopt thu iioi'thern hnlf of tho
Ohio rlvor districts yostordny and to-
duy. IVopnrty ilnnin«o In Ohio iimiI
Indiana will bo at Iruint ^lOO.nOfl.unu.
Tlu-'fiO flKnri's wrrn conipllfid this afternoon from roporta rorolvod horo from
various points In tlio Htrlrknn dlnlrli'la,
I'lirtliLM' roportH uuiy liicronsn th<' mini-
bfr of ilmilliH und It In unlikely thut
nny decrease In property loss will be
is   WC'lHIlli    . .
Lnfiiyoltc ,..
,','olill'hVlllil  .
HcatturliiK .
I .Ml
Grand Total     3,262
tA*uuuvJSJt, March 23.—if. n.
Stovonn, M. P., has written to an officer of tho Vnncouvor trados aud labor council, expressing his sympathy
with tho miners of Vancouver Island,
who nro now on strlko against tho
Oinwtfan Collieries, of which McKon-
aio and Maun aro proprietors.
'fr. Otcvoiu aUo promised to make
fl» .effort Ihrough tbo Hon. T. W.
Croihom, minister of labor, to compel.
the nritannla Mining and flmnltlng
company to bo "reasonable with thoir
workman." Six hundred employees
of the HrltaaaU, w copper min« lo*-st-
«d lfi miles north bf Vancouver, am
now on strike.
\", ■t'-rAilii'i'-l .tt,<ii>i v.,tn ivporivii
<inrly this <'Vi»nl«g from l):»)ton, I'liu
thero, which snemoil wldes«r<Md and
proliably uncontrollable in vlow of Hi-)
paralysis of th«i wntor plant, probably
Mt.rt-i.il U» IfUlILV WJIO
soiiRht to escape drowning by climbliiR
to upiwr flour biilldlniis. }
FollowIriK nro tho revised figure* of
thn dead:
Ohio Number
Dayton    5.M1
 \...     640
..'         IS
Mlddlftown ....
Tippecanoe City
Scattering     SOO
Itnvl-od ('Hllm.'U*"* of, thu Iim* In
Dayton rroolvH 1«m nl«jn Hlvo
^I'oiiml for liopen, Tho (load In all
si'rtlcn.a nffertfil \iv tin, t'-~* .,;;;
not exctod 2,000 and tnny.go ludow
tlmt ftgiiro. Uarliig InvostluatorH who
peitotrntid tbo flooded soctlon, rovcal-
od liundri'ds of porsoiiH snfo who
woro feared to bo lost.
ruk'.u »v.i)llcd b> tin- drtitti ItHt In
the foreign scttlr-ment nn tlm north
alin aa ytit unrfnehf"!, ih^iv may not
bn more than 200 dead In the whole
fit/. In other polntn than Dayton the
death list grow rapidly >f'Ni»>niny nnd
Inst night.
T3i*r<i was far heavier loss of life
In llu. wttftl i»lil«» of Columbus, ottlo,
than,wa« thought Ono estimate placed tho number of dead at nior<» than
was not eligible according^ to our International and District Constitutions.
Article S, section 1, of our International Constitution reads as follows:   '
Any member in good'standing In
our organization shall be eligible to
hold-office in the International Union
If employed at our trado or officially
connected with the organization.'
"Article 4, section 1, of the-District
Constitution reads as follows:
" 'The members of the District shall
be mon employed in and around the
mines and coke ovens.'
"At the time of his appointment as
auditor of our District accounts It was
not in conformity,with tlio laws of our
organization. Trusting thnt this matter 'will be placed before the Doard for
your consideration,
"Yours fraternally,
"(Signed)   Maurlco Burrell,
SRAL Secretary."
While tho language of tbo protest
Itself does not malco cloar tho actual
roason for l ho contest, tho Implication
and tho lnttorly developed fact is that
tho niobors of Mlchol Local Union, No.
23U1, contend that David Rees was nol
employed In and around a mino or a
coko oven nt tho timo of li Ih appointment an a district auditor, and that
not, being ho employed his appoint-
muni wan miulo In violation of £kic.1
of Art. I of the District.Constitution,
which rends, hi purl, as follows:
"Tlio mimlieiH of tho District uliall
bo mon employed In and around the
mines nml coko ovens In District No.
Tlio prnloHtimls further arfiiie Hint
by rmlHon of UeiM not being employed
In and around u mine or coko nvoii,
and because of hU not being officially
connected ,with ihe organization, that
his status In Biieh 3ih would not enable
!ilrn to ounllf.v fm- Die p.iHltlon of in-
tenmtlnnul Kwiitlve Hoard Mem',n,-r,
Thin committee Ih - of tlie opinion
Ill-it  Roc.  1   of Art.  I of llie  District
Criiihllfitllnn benr.i nn relnMon to llilr
niiitrovvfHv for thn reason-that Hees'
; till*- to iiiemhonihlp Ih not attnchnl,
| nml lieeniiHe tlio reeordH show liml b<-
.in Hi-Id coinlniioiiH ineiiilHirslilp In the
nH'jiiil/iitimi for ninny yearn.     Th.il
lieen w,-t« not employed lu and nrnuinl
n mine or *ii)i<* om n at the linin of bin
appointment ns a dixtrict auditor nud
when eli'cti-il as u member of tlm In-
tornntlonnl   Kxeculivn   llonrd.   I«  no-
iiivputoil, mid yet It Is ntrrcml that lie |
,'..!.> n*.:n.:l  ,IUI-|IU-U ciiiiiloyiiieiit  III. a
Mjc'Ufod that vsoiild cuiiii.nl an miio-
mntle forfclUm- of hit, nitmbtunhlp In
thn oigiiiilziillon,   ll being ugrved that
Tlees wan not employed Jn nnd around
a j...iin or in'nti oven nt the dmo of IiIn
election nnd thnt hlit tltlo to membership In tho   organization Is without
fnult, thn only point* loft to determine
Was hin appointment u* a district
auditor iftnl, and -I'd ho lo slfluf of
thia appolntmnnt become officially cnn-
ni*rti>A with the u:^..nI^iU>n and eligible to run tor Intc-inniional Offho!
in support of Hhelr eontenUon that
ho does not meet these qualifications
tho protestants refer to Hi**. 1 ot Art.
X of the International Conmilutfon.
which t***Aa na follows:
"Aby member in good standing In
tho Organisation shall lw eligible to
i hold office in tho international Union I
| If employed At our trade, or officially j
fllct with the laws or rulings of the."
International  Union  or Joint Agreements."
Exercising the authority given them' .
by the.above section of the International law, District ,18 adopted for the
regulation of thd election of their district officers Sec. 3 of Art 6 of th8
District Constitution, which reads ad
follows:  '
"Soc. 3. Any member In good standing In his local union shall be eligible
to hold a district, office, providing he
has beon a member of District 18 for
at least, twelve months."
It cannot be successfully argued
that the above section of the District
law is In conflict with any of tho terms
of thu International Code.    •'
Embraced In the stenographic report of the Convontlon hold by District No. IH, February 1!) to 29, 1912,
thc following record:
"Resolved tbat wc, this Ninth Annual Couvctlon now assembled, appoint
two auditors and two alternatives, to
audit tho District Secretary-Treasurer's boohs In accordance with tho District Constitution, and htrlko out tlio
employing of u churtored accountant.
Thn alternatives lb act In case of auditors not bolng 'able to do so,   Submitted hy (Mins. Garner, International
Hoard Member.
"Your committee eoucur.
"Moved and seconded to ndop* tlie
report of the committee.
"Moved by Delegate .lones. nnd duly
.i-uiiidul, ihai tlie recommendation of
tlm c.oniniitlee be amended to iho ef-
feci tlmt tlw mutter of tlio appoint-
iiintit of the {niiiiioi'H nnd alternatives
bn left In (be liniiilii of the District
Executive Uonri!.
"Motion ns amended ... .CAIlIUlOD.
"Motion to adopt report of committee .ia amended   CAUHIKD."
in liiiiiiioiiy will, the action nf lint
H! .iiii Ciinveiilion the DlHirJrl Kxee-
ii live Hoard met March IV, IIH!!. jind
•idnpi" I \li- fo!U.'.\liig i.iolluii:
"That Pnvbl llpvs and David r.iton
lie appointed aK auditors to audit the
Dietilet and District Ledger hooks."
l-'nmi llie  foregoln;;  it   will  bn observed:
1st.   That David Hees holds a valid
•'  ■      :      ,   ......    a,t,..itit.t*iniit.
•>n.l     T'e-i  lu-i -n ■   i f ' •     •.   ..,'.1 .
ship See. :>. of Art. f. of tlie  HHtilrl
CoriHtltiitlon    makes him eligible to
hold n District office.
aril. That his appointment iih n
Diitnn *.n.-.t<      ...,:   ... „v,, ,„
mice with tho Instrtictioiu of tho DIh-
trlct rmivcnthn.
Itli. Tlmt his membership In the
orgmil/iillori nnd flee. .1 of Art, A of
t*o Dliitrlct CoiiMltutloii rnnde. him
eligible for appointment.
in vie f; of tho abovo fact* this Cornell u-e Is legally bound lc decide <hfl»
t.,- \lrtim of Mi appointment as a -District Auditor David llwss beenmo offl-
eiAlly (otni<irt«»d with tho flf'-nriis/Ulon
and Hint lu* holds a clear Itlle, to rojv-
rCH-Mit District N'o, 18 on Ihe International Kxenaivr Hoard, and we do so
tlet-iili-, '■
nOIlKRT 11.  llMlhlS,
Commlltee. "./--,
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Other Doings in House
Thomson &
Funeral Directors
B. C.
Local Agents
Orders taken throughout the  Pass
desome~mReliable— -
Its fame is world-wide. Its superiority
unquestioned. Its use,is.a protection
against alum food. In buying baking
powder examine the label carefully
and be sure the powder is made from
cream of tartar, Other kinds do not
 -make-the=food=healthfuL ——-
The new mines act, introduced by
the government, is a -38-page report
of a comuission that sat about 50
times. It contains 146 sections and
about 270 sub-sections and clauses,
over 40 of wliich were amended by
the assembly. The Socialist member
introduced about 80 amedments, about
12 of which being adopted. Among
those that nre now law, and will como
into force with the rest of the act on
the first day of August, 1913, are the
payment of wages to all.who work In
and around tho mine twice a month,
the right to hire any one for check-
weigher who is a resident of the province and is a practical miner of at
least three years experience, and
where they are paid otherwise than
according* to weight the persons employed in any mine may at tlieir own
cost employ one or two practical working miners of at least three years' experience resident in the province who
shall at all tiir|,es have poAver and necessary facilities to check the cirrect-
ness of the manner, method, measure,
measurements, or quantities, also to
count boxes and tallies once daily.
The workmen employed in a mine
may attheir own cost appoint, any two
persons resident In the province who
are not mining engineers and who
have at least five years' experience of
underground work to inspect the
mine* at least once a month and at the
time of an accident. A duplicate of
all reports is to be posted at the mine.
An adequate amount, of ventilation
shall mean not less than one (now
two) hundred feet of pure air per minute, etc. Ladders used permanently
for ingress or egress to or from a mine
shall have substantial platforms at in;
tervals of not more than sixty (now
forty) feet. Among the most important of the amendments that were defeated was the one dealing with single
outlets.   That part of the new act has
Bellevue Hotel
Best Accommodation   In the  Pass.—
Up-to-Date — Every    Convenience.—
Excellent Cuisine.
J. A. CALLAN, Prop.
: BILL NO. 86 of 1913.
An Act for the Payment cf Wages
Fortnightly. ' ,';       " '   ,
His Majesty by and with the advice
and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Alberta enacts
as follows:
,   t. This Act may bo cited as "the
fortnightly pay act."    '    >
2. In every city, to>vn and village
and every other place where more than,
ten ipersons are employed wages shall
be paid in cash or certified cheque
to every employee at intervals not
exceeding fourteen days, except where
thp payment of wages has already been
regulated by law.
3. All wages due employees censing
to work or being discharged shall be
paid forthwith.
4. Every employer or employers or
bis .or their representatives who contravenes the provisions of this act
shall be liable to a penalty of not less'
than fifty dollars.
5; This act shall come into force on
the first day of May, ninteen hundred
and thirteen.
Four' sessions he has pressed this
bill en the .assembly, at,the present
session he has already secured for all
who work in and around the-mines a
legal twice-a-month pay. " This -session has also made legal an act for
more safety appliances in the build-
ins trade, as also a co-operative societies act, and a machine act which
the Socialist member characterized as
"an effort to catch farmers', votes,"
but he added, "it is also a bid to catch
the votes of the .little business folk
and in reality it is to protect business,
not the farmer. The machine companies are gobbling up most everything the farmers produce, leaving
very little to pay-, the business men
who supply the farmers .with the
things they must have to enable them
to continue to produce. As the goose
that lays the'golden'egg must not be
killed the little business men must be
protected.   This bill is to prevent the
I know lots of male sl'avesr"who worked
hard, lived cheap'-tuad^hen' they, were
*i.-'h\      f •
worn out or killed-had to leave.their
dependents in poverty and often\;in
debt." O'Brien, said afterwards he
had difficulty in suppressing a' smile'
for he intended to surprise them."'
"Death,has taken relatives,unci dear
friends from most of us and we know
from sad experience that words at this
time, tho* they be ever so sympathetic
cannot heai, but must'act as,-hollow
mockery on the sa'd feelings of the relatives and friends of the late minister.
Time alone can heal' their V^ound."
And when he sat down every member
breathed a sigh of .relief' and the
Speaker quickly left;,the chair. It is
rumored that the proclamation for the
election will be'issued, as soon as the
assembly prorogues.
Imperial Bank of Canada
Capital Subscribed
Reserve' Fund
D. R.
6,000,000      Capital Paid Up  ....       6,460,000
6,460,000       Total Assets      72,000,000
WILKIE, President HON, ROBT JAFFRAY, Vlce-Pres.
Arrowhead, Cranbrook, Fernie, Golden, Kamloops, Michel, Moyie, Nelson.
'    Revelstoke, Vancosver and Victoria.
I Merest allowed on deposits at current rate from date of deposit,
SIX KDMUND WALKKIt, C.V.O., LL.I)., D.C.L., I'rcuideut
(■enornl Mnnnuer
AHnltttnnt (Irncral Mnnnuer
CAPITAL, $15,000,000 REST, $12,500,000
The Cnmidlnh Dank of Commerce, by renaon of lia lorno number of branches in
every Provlnco- of Cnnndn, wilh direct representation in London, Kng„ New York,
San Francisco, Swile, Portland, Oro., Mexico and Ht, John's Nlhl,, with Agsnt-o and
Correspondents in ovory part ofthe world, is able to offer unsurpansed facilities to the
travelling public, enabling them to obtain money In tho simplest way ot any point on
their journey tho world ovor, The .Travellers' Cheques and Loiters of Credit issued
by this Bonk overcome the annoying diflicultlm of obtulnlng funds ubroad, especially
in placis where Identification is difficult.
Chequos and Drafts on nil the countries of tho world, drawn in Stirling, francs,
marks, lire, kronen, etc., can be cashod or purchased at reasonable rates, oo
L.  A.  8i  DACK,  Manager, FERNIE  BRANCH
been "taken bodily "from-tlie-old ,act7
The amendment offered by the Socialist is the same as he Introduced two
and three ryears ago when trying to
amend' the old act, but it stands as it
was, and the inspector still has the
power to say whether or. not there
shall be two outlets. His amendment
to have the air sweep the face of each
working place was also loBt, as also
the one calling for more and larger
manholes and wider travelling roads,
The sections that- were so offensive
to the stationary engineers have been
struck out and the following substituted, "No person shall stop, or cause to
bo stopped, or change, or cause to be
changed, the apeod of any ventilating
fan without first having compiled with'
the provisions of section 0 of tho boilers act, being chapter 9 of the statutes of Alberta, 1911-12, as amended,"
Tho act as It now stands, and'becomes
law tho first, of next AugiiBt, gives tho
chief mino Inspector a great deal of
power. • The mine owners aro well
cured for, Tho fow considerations allowed to tho slaves woro conceded only because of tho persistent and determined effort, of the Socialist member and tho officials of tho Mine Work-
era, An amendment offered by tht
Socialist that tho words "roasonablo"
aiid "practically" wherever Included
In this aot slinll not bo construed ns
being- In connoclion with tho amount
of output or mluorol gotlon, or tho
cost of tho Bamo, but shall iio npplled
strictly to safoty, wns lout, And hli
amendment to compel tho mino owners to.mnko an annual report to tho
Ijovornmont showing how much it cost
to product) tho minora!, tho prion oli<
tiilned and tho amount pnid out In
wages was also lost,
Vory busy tlmu In tho Albortu uh-
numbly, sitting until nftor midnight
and iiHFomblliiK In iho mornings ut ten
tryliiK lo gel lliroimh by Buster, but
thc delay cihihoiI by the ilmilli of tho
lion. Mulfolm McKonzIn, momhor of
tin-1 nblm-i, IcuvcK It no that they must,
incut iiis.tln 'i'liojidiiy, It Is rumored that
tin- hount. will prorogue the sami day.
If ho, 11 number of hills will ho crowded nut nnd amongst them will bn
O'lli'lcn's hardy annual, tho bill to
ninke Ingnl thn fortnightly payment, of
wngns nil ovor tho provlnco,   i|, roads:
Hardware & Furniture
'Mail Orders Promptly Attended to
that the farmer produces.,  .Thinking
the assembly would prorogue before
Easter, O'Brien .arranged to speak at
some, meetings in the Red Deer constituency, wheto the Socialists have
Comrade Geo. Pattori as their candidate.   While he was away the assembly passed an act supposed to prevent
threshers from being cheated out of
their wages.   This Is however merely
another bid  for votes. , O'Brien . had
Intended  to  introduce  some  amendments.   The assembly also made legal
co-operative farmers' elevators. Speaking on this mattor, the Socialist member said "Just as I classed the 'direct
legislation bill' as ridiculous and unscientific, so I class this as the most
coarse and vulgar piece of legislation
that has been before this nssombly
since I have beon a member."   Misnaming is one of the chief factors in
deceit.     This bill is misnamed; wo
have already passed a co-operative so-
cletlos act, and .provisions could have
been mado therein, for tho government
to lend money to co-operative elevators,"   This is a joint stock company
and Is entitled 'co-operative' so as to
docoivo tho formers.     Most of your
rendorB will remember tho incident in
tho Alborta iiHsombly qn May 20, 1010,
when Liberals and Conservatives woro
passing a resolution of sympathy nnd
condolence with thn relatives of thn
lato King Edward, Tho Soolallst mom-
bor thon naked to amend the rosofiV
tion  that sympathy and condolence
should nlso bo sont to thu relatives of
the I'M miilorH who had boon killed in
Iho Will to Haven mines six days aftor
tlio death of tho king.   Llboralii, Con-
HiirvatlvoH and ninny of tho spectators
hlHsod,  hooted,  nnd  shouted  "throw
him out," but ho persisted.   Then, In,
violation of their own nilos of ordor,
and established prouodont, Ihoy took
n standing votn on the roHolullon, denied O'lli'loti thn privilege of putting
his nmondmnnt nnd whon ho tiled to
proceed thoy rusjind In tho Lloutoiiiint-
dovprnor and prorogued tho nssombly,
Tho dentil of tho Into minister^ Malcolm  McICciiitlfl, hiipponml on  Friday
night ns thn rosult of an oporntlnn,
The assembly opened  at 2 p.m. on
Saturday,   whom tho promlor spolco,
with difficulty, of tho loss of an old-
timo personal friend and Into mombor
of his cabinet., Ho nskod that the ns*
hhmWw '"Mint pdlmirtmrt li^Ht Tit^«"Vt"
morning. TToii, M. Twneily also spoke
of tho Rood character and fino quail"
tlos of the Into minister, nnd how faithfully ho Iuul Horvod tho public. Hon.
Mr. Patterson, of Mnclood, and tlio
Hon. Mr. THitborford did likewise. The
Speaker was nbout to leave tho chair
(tho momhors woro nil sitting; with
thoir liiMds howod; aomo had thoir
hands over thoir faces), whon tho Socialist mombor Jumped to his foot and
In n clear volco, aald, "Mr. Speaker!"
Ah quick ns n Hhot every muinbur
straightened hlrnsolf up In lliu chair
with thoir necks stretched toward him
nnd their eyos standing out n» big as
my fists, rr tbo' each thought It was
going to b« another King Edward affair, T supposo each flxpocted O'Rrtom
to say, "What's all this fuss about?
Thu Uu inhtUlor lU«ul v»»iU aud Uu
leaves hit wife and family with con*
Bldernblfl of this world'* goods.   Why!
The account of the disaster which
has befallen the Scott antarctic expedition is now even as a tale that is
told.   ■
The story'came with crushing simplicity of detail, and no one with any
imagination . will question - tho grit
and bravery' shown by tho intrepid
little band which has perished in that
icebound desolation. But the antics
of the' British public over the incident raise comparisons, in the mind
of-thinking people.. For some reason
the British have gathered to them-,
selves a reputation for being phlegmatic and very restrained in mo-,
ments bf disaster and calamity, but
the lack of balance in judgment which
has been shown over the Scott affair
is characteristic' of them at such
The self-sacrifice of Scott and his
companions is without flaw, but does
it excel - ln - quality the heroism of a
navvy' who drops his shovel and dives
into a gas-ridden sewer to drag out
a fellow-workman who has been overpowered by the fumes? And again,
is it greater heroism than that which
is shown every time there is a' coal
mine, explosion and ineu clamor for
the chance of being allowed to go
down into the mine to bring out their
dead and injured comrades? These
men do not ask to be allowed to join
in the work of rescue because they are
ignorant of the risk they are running.
They ask with a full," practical knowledge of the dangers,, and often pay
for their heroism with their lives; and
if it be true that "greater love hath
no man than this,- that lie lay. down
SUPPLYING your fami-,
ly with present-day-
comforts, does not constitute your only financial ob-
• llgirtloii to them. Their future demands more consld-
1 atlon than their wants of
■to-day. .'        ,' ,
If anything, should happen to you, you would not
want your boy to give'up,
' his > education; or your
wife and daughter' to be
thrown out on the .world
to struggle for a living.
'' ' The surest way of providing' for your family's
future is to -save your
money.' ,Dony yourself a>
few extravagances ■. now,
that, they may have com;,
forts always.
One'dollar.will open an'
account   witji   this   bank,
'and interest at the highest current rate will ba
credited every six months.
* i'
Hotel .'•;•
-  lie-opened under new .
Bar. supplied" with othe' best- Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
his life for his friend," then the-.miners are entitled ,to as much honor as
society can show,to their memory and
their, dependents.
Society cannot live a day of Its life
without the, miner, but- when a hundred or two' miners' are killed we do
not find the British public holding national memorial services and discussing the design of statues to perpetuate
tlieir memory. The British are always
funny, if viewed from the correct angle, but never funnier than at such
times "aB these. They do not mind
weeping for their dead—providing the
dead are persons of enough eminence
to ensure that the whole world will be'
there to witness the national grief, To
weep over the thousand obscure heroes ofthe mines, mills, factories and
workshops would only be waste of time
for nobody Would bo watching—and
this applies not only to the British but,
to overy ono of the "groat" nations.
To read tho ordinary newspapers ono
would think that human bravery and
pluck woro the- especial attributes of
ono particular claBS in Iho community
And it was a toll-tolo touch of Scott's
whore, In his diary, ho speaks of Capt.
Ontes going out to dlo "like an English
^ontloman." It must bo a vory strong
senso of "class" which makes a mnn
write thus under conditiona so appall-
Ingly natural that till men nro jilst mon
—and no moro, Aftor a long residence
In England tho very term "English gon-
tloman'Ms 0110 which gives rlsp to'coii-
fushn. (!, Jl. Shaw offors a dofinltitu
through*tlio mouth of John Titnnor In
his piny, "Mnn and Supormnn." Titnnor Is held up by a person who Informs him that ho is a hriuniid who
mnkuH his living by robbing thn rich.
Taiinnr at onro says Hint ho fools thoy
hnvo much In common as ho himself
Is 1111 English gentleman, 11 ml that ho
makes bis living hy robbing tho poor.
And ho wasn't, much of a iliir olthnr.
Tho truth Ik thnt. tlm "gnntlnmou"
of England nro tho cIiihb Hint rule
England In the InleroHtK of thoir cIiihs
alone. They control tho Press of that
country and tho iivwiiioh of publicity,
nnd th^y worn only too glnd to uso
the bravery of Sroit and bin follows
to bulHtor up tliolr decaying pnistlBo.
■Nothing Is too bnnal for thorn to do
when out, on snob n mission.
Hownvnr, that1 Is not tlio worst foil-
turo of tho caso, for tho working poo-
n\r*  r\yr*  Inn   itniinr.  In   i-on   O    nml   lli.t""
help thn "pnntlmnnn" nf TCnplnnrt tn
porpotuatn tho fallacy that thoy nnd
tliolr kind nro tho essential factor In
human society. Thoy nro so stupid
thnt thoy think ovoryhody Is as Rood
ns thpv aw—nnd If thov hnnnen tn he
"gentlemen," thu workers treat thorn
as bolng thoir "bolters" hy handing
ovor to thorn tho might to rule tho
workers and to tako from thorn tho
fruits of thoir labor In return for Just
enough to koop them "In that position
to which It lias pkfthbd God to cnll
them." Tho "classes" aro really funny
If you can only K"L an inside view of
them; butth* "masses" are a tragedy
enough to make angels weep—If they
happen to bo without a senna of humor.    M
U !» high time thi» workers slopped
otceUns moautneuu to tlvc.tr wauluu,
and sivctod a few to themwlvei. They
by the month   •
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The Complete House Furnishers
of the Pass
Hardware Furnituire
Wo will furnish your house li'oin cellar to garret
nnd nt bolloiii prices. Call, Writu, l'liono or
Wire.     All   orders given   prompt attention,
Tf not satisfied tell us.
If you are satisfied tell others
tlio only tUI»B wl>lell ilolnrnilnos tho
vuluo of any man or cluss of "ion to
liiimnn RftHnty In the1' worW which
thoso mon do towards producing tho
hupplnoss anil well-boitw of .iimiimiiW.
Tho socrets of the arctic aro vory val-
uablo for scientific reasons, nnd on
tho discovorlos ot such men ns Scott,
depends the safoty or navigation ami
a thoiiBnnd nnd ono thlnffs which only
a fool would nttompt to minimize bo-
cnuBo of hl» Ignorance, and for that
reason tho mon who glvo their llvos
to find out, such tilings to malco human life fuller and nafor and happier
ar<v among the great mon of the rno«.
Hut thoie who produco by thoir ln«
born tli» dally ncccasltlia of human
socloty, and whoso1 blood has stained
tho world's commorco for'ages ara no
lesn horoo»—flvon though they do not
dlo ,ln the limelight, and without a
worid to mourn their loss.
TUiuaaada of dcods of norpunnlrtte
heroism ara performed by working
must bo brought to understand that mou aqd women evory year In the
H   it
SMTw ni' limo, ("TV rt lo'.v.ri,, 1
I1I1M.I (,'DI.XIV. |"u5'
FiuVK ,r, (nii:»!» irmlicr nitli Unit lie |,i mrnlti,
luilutf ul tin* lUiu ul I', J. *ui>.M.t A ii,., i.uIdk
liimlMi'M In (hi. (.'uy <;f Tolwlo, I'Miniy mu huno
nfrmiulil, niw1 i'iit mh! Arm will im\» tlm mnt nt
. >i. i....u.iUi,(i mit,i„,i,n ,ft .,.•,. di.u iitii)
~t« »f CAT4HIIII nm rnnnM lw ciirvti ny ttw lino pt
(f,,M,.t   ^9'tt9ttt,   Itt.tlk,
Knar* it, tiftoro met u><1 (iil>*crlU«l l» my nrcMtin.
thin Hilt il»y ot Di'ccmbur, A. I).. Utttt.
. --i*— , A. tf. fllXASOK,
J iral-I Nonnr t'lmito,
l   99^*mm I
Hull's OMiiTii rum lit tnVrn inUmiMly nnd nnU
•llwtlv »iwr Hie ti'.imil nnn mtmniii tmrtnnvi of thit
dVltlt'HI.   **.,** l"l XrtilillKITili.H. Iim,
, ., t    .. ^     ''•J- O'lKSEV A CO, Toledo, tt
3old by .ill riruwuui, Th).
T*k* lull-' Funny mil (At coaatllMtlflA.
dull round of industrial llfo, nnd thoir
bodlBs nro carried broken and blued*
Inir from thn rommorclal awin'to bn
burlod, unhonorod,. unsung, and ' no
monumflnt to mark Urn nwo. nnd no
tablet to record tliolr deeds; Indeod,
In many cases "no man knowoth tho
placo unto this day."—n.C. Federation-
Many a *lrl falls to n*l***t Mm ritthl
husband beeauu sho'a afraid of bains
loft. i|!
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A'ivAXA AX.X .'Xysx^ji.- -
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V^fc *: * >'- '?
A Flash^pf
Lightning     *
% is just -;as Jlkely  to» strike
.; the*house of the uninsured
^mcn as that of his more prudent neighbor.   i No building
•is immune. . -.
t n * ' *
Better Have
Us Insure
,-you, and have    a    lightning
, -. clause attached to the policy.
Then you needn't worry every
- - time .there is a thunderstorm.
Sole Agent for Fernie
./ AH the nations that, have' died'have
perished;,through privilege.-. ■ Never
before have men grasped such power-'
ful levers against the snags of special
benefit as at "present. ■ There is no
parallel iii history 'for the deep hatred
of "injustice that exists in human
hearts today. , ,'. .'X • •
f",We people ofthe United" States have
become a world power.' Individuals
Kere, have huilt "up greater'fortunes
than were ever dreamed of In the'ages
past.''.A privileged 'class "has come
with, our, rapid- development And,, in"
opposition to thfese more fortunate citizens,, we have our discontented' masses who1'live in-semi-poverty. In many
places, industrial slavery exist?; "class
hates .class; /discord and f bitterness
prevail; • ■''•'.
• Many employers today are of the
newer school. oThey have seen the
handwriting on" the wall, and want to
do what is fair by their men, but the
latter have been fooled so often that
they are suspicious of every move.
Humane motives are questioned. Distrust is everywhere evident. • Labor
has discovered Its power and Is determined to force a state where they shall
associate in a condition of greater
equality.   -     „
Some employers are    pulling   for
shore.   A greater > number are sitting
tight, /irifting they ltnow noVwhere.
A, few of the more charitable and^in-
telligent ones, however,, are*trying" to'
steer the social craft,, realizing? that
the success of their mining operations'
is dependent on something more than
ideal-.physical conditions-arid modern
mechanical equipment at their properties.-:-They recognize that a-satisfied
body-of workmen—which'means'regu-
Iar production—is just as essential as
good ventilation or efficient haulage,
•-Whether we follow the way of Greece
and Rome depends on whether special
privilege is eliminated by reason of
expelled hy force. No man rieetl bend
his'ear. to the ground to hear the rumble of the approaching storm,/ ;Labor
matters in the coal industry, ^as in
most other lines of business, are,unsettled. The anthracite field today is
a* hotbed of strife, notwithstanding the'
contracts recently signed. Conditions,
in West Virginia border on civil war.-
It is time to come out in the open
and advocate a square deal all round.,
Half the troubles, of our present "mine
managers are Inherited from their arbitrary, all - sufficient predecessors,
who invariably placed the corporation
before the Individual. Too many, of
us converse in whispers and tremble
lest the truth be spoken aloud. What
we need is not more education, but
rather an" injection of humanity mixed
with equal parts courage and patriotism.—Coal Age.
Royal Labor
Some Interesting Evidence
and Sale Stables
First class,Horses, for, Sale.
Buys Horses on Commlslon ,' §
George Barton
Phone 78
Cigar Store
■', * !,- ■      y  S* .* *,     r"    71-   *,•'. *
Wholesale  and Retail
Barber;Shop .
,/ .K   Baths
i      5"   l'
*  Shoe, Shine
■'   When you can own
yoyr own home?
We have for sale
Lots in, town and Lots
in subdivision in Coleman at all prices. We
can suit your income.
Call ahd see us.
Realty Co.
Fire Insurance and
Oliver Typewriters
' Billiards and Pool
,' ■       '*■ X .I ■   .   K
Coffee arid Sandwich
/- Hazelwooa Buttermilk
* l ,,
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Victoria Avenue
FERNIE, B.C.    .   Phone, 34
Denver, Colo., Mar.' 15, '13.
To the 01 fleers and Members, of Organized .Labor.
Brothers: It was'thougnt that when
Clarence'Darrow was acquitted by a
,ury in I.os Angeles less than a year
nco, (hat his persecutors would retire,
but'the merciless hyenas of'the Otis
type still yearned to "convict a man
whose only crime has been a„defense
of Lhc Esil'br movement, anil tlie-su hv-
enas without heart or soul, brought a
second charge' against Attorney Darrow in the hope' that in some manner
guilt might .be fastened1 on a man
wliose defense of labor has earned him
the deathless enmity of a Merchants
and Manufacturers Association!
, In the second trial, the, jury disagreed. The third trial is set for
March 31st, and it is probable that
Darrow will still be hounded by, the
frenzied fanatics who have 'decreed
that he must wear the garb of a felon.
The twovtrials at Los Angeles have
left Clarence Darrow in financial distress, and- it now behooves organized
Labor throughout this continent to
the rescue ofthis persecuted attorned
Dr. 0. FAU8ETT,
COLEMAN, Alberta.
Office In Cameron Blook
fill Work Guaranteed
Fernie-Fort Steele
Brewing Co., Ltd.
Bottled Goods a Specialty
who"has"never flinched or faltered in
giving the best that was in him before the courts of this country to protect Labor from the conspiracies of
its enemies. ■'     ' '
All Local Unions of organized Labor
and those In sympathy are earnestly
urged to respond to this appeal for
financial assistance, iii order that Dar-
rcTw may be equipped with such sinews of war as will defeat his enemies.
Charles H.' Moyer, president, \V.
P. of M.; John P. White, president,
U; M. W. of A.'; Frank J.' Hayes,
vice-president, U.-Mi W.  of A,;
Earnest 'Mills, sec'y-treas., W. F, of
M.;   Edwin  Perry, sec'y-treas.,', U.
M.W. of A.; A.'G. Morgan, president, District 22, Wyoming, U.M.
W. of A.;   James  Morgan,  sec'y-
treas., District 22, Wyoming, U.M.
-W. of A.;   John McLennan, president, Colorado state ■ Federation of
Labor;  John it, Lawson, International executive board member, U,
Jl. W. of A.; John M. O'Neill, editor, Miners' Magazlno; E. L. Doyle,
scc'y-troas,, District IB, 'Colorado,
IT, M. W. of A.; Adolph Gormer,
international organizer, U, M. W. of
A.   „
Send all donations to Ernest Mills,
(10r> Railroad building, Donvor, Colo.1
Office: Johmtone and Falconer Blook
(Abovo nioiiBdoH'fl Drug Storo)
Phono 121    "
Houre: 8.30 to 1-2 to 5,
Residence: 21. Victoria Avenue.
"" '■ i I"_F IKW nLTTPT" T
Barriiter, Solicitor, Notary, ate.
Offlcee: Eekijteln Building,
Fernie, B.C.
f. 0* Law*                 Alex.
1. Fllhif
Fernie, B. C.
L.   H.   PUTNAM
flerrleter, Solicitor, Notary Public, ate.
Wc Are Ready to Scratch
off your bill nny Itom of lumber not
found Just as wo roproBontnd. Thoro
U no hocui poena In
This Lumber Busings
When you want spruco wo do nol
■end you hemlock. Whon you buy
flrst-elass jumhor wo itoh't, slip In a
lot of culls,   Those who buy onco from
havo not yot mado our acquaintance
aro t/Oring chances thoy wouldn't encounter ir they bought their lumber
— Dealers in —
Lumber, Lath, Shlnolee, Sash and
Doors. 8PECIALTIIS—Moulding*
Tumlnge, Brackets, and Detail Work
OFFICE AND YARD—MePhereen ave.
1 OpposlU 0. N. Depot, P.O. Hut 99,
Phone 23, "
The Royal Labor" Commission, ap-
pointed by the Provincial Government
to investigate labor conditions through
out the province of British Columbia,
commenced their'labors in Cumberland Eebruary 19th and completed
their work of receiving testimony and
evidence relating to mining conditions
under the Canadian' Collieries company at Ladysmith on February 26th.
The foregoing announcement will undoubtedly be .of interest to the members of the United Mine Workers of
America, inasmuch as the function of
the commislon on the occasion mentioned, was to learn the causes which
created our present trouble on Vancouver Island.
" To recount all the testimony given
before the commission under judicial
oath would make too voluminous for
ready corn-prehension. Hence only, a
recapitulation of the general testimony will be given, which will be sufficient to show' that the Canadian Collieries company is entitled to high rank
among the scientific exploiters of labor. The story written into tho rec:
ords of the commission by the miners'
representatives, and nnrefuted by the
company, is the same story that is
woven into the history of every mining
district where men toil without the
protection of an organization. Frugal
living, industrious and practical men
who have spent all their working days
in the pursuit of mining, told of cruel
.oppression, iniquitous robbery, infamous abuses, official arrogance and soul-
racking drudgery encountered during
their struggle-to win a mean livelihood
from this company.
Poorly ventilated mines,' dangerous
working conditions, excessive cost of
living, exorbitant rentals, short weight,
monthly pay,, and-lax,' or non-enforcement, of mining laws, are only a part
of the cycle of evils surrounding these
men. This company'respepts no spec-
work, dead work or compan'y work.
The rates' of compensation paid ■ for
these classes of labor depend entirely
upon the caprices of the pit boss, who
is the only determining "factor. No
one employed at such work knows
when he starts work what' he Is going
to receive for his labor until pay day,
when he receives what the pit boss has.
decreed he shall have. Those who object to the price paid liave one of two
alternatives to choose from, which is
to accept the boss'f!a,t'or quit.
The day wages paid range from
$1.35 to $2.86; narrow work price from
nothing to what the boss wishes to
pay; dead work price the same as narrow work. The tonnage rate is 82*£c
based on ithc long ton of 2210 pounds
.plus ten per cent, coal added for impurities, which moans that the miner
must load 2404 pounds of coal for one
ton. Or, In other words, a minor loading 100 long tons of coa,l receives pay
for 00 long tons, tlio company confiscating ten por cont. of his output to
cover impurities even though thoro
are no lmpurltlos In Ills coal.
To add to this Iniquity, tho company
operate a docking system undor which
any particular car of coal found to
contnin 50 pounds of Impurities is
fiolzod by tho company. •
Tho minors at Cumberland aro compelled to" pay tho company thirty contB
por .pound for thirty nnd forty per cent
giant powdor.   Tho miners nt Lady-
smith pay twenty cents per pound for
tho snmo oxplOHivo, while tho minors
working for the Western Fuoi company
at, Nanaimo, rocolvo ' Identically tho
snmo grade of powdor for sixteen con Is
por pound.   Thoao throe camps nro all
within n rndlus or eighty miles ho thnt
tho wltfo difference In tho price of
powdor cannot ho rightfully nttrlbutnd
to tho dlfforoncn In   freight   rntos.
Noithor Ih tho compnrnttvoly low coHt
of powdor at Nnnnlmo any recommendation for tho WoRlorn Fuol cqinpany,
which concern has Its own hcIiouiob
for floeclng Its omployooH.   Nor Ih tho
Inequality botwoon tha cost of powdor
nt Ladysmith nnd Ctimbnrlnnd nny ovl-
donee  that thc Canadian Colllorlen
company flavor tho Ladyiwilth mon,
who, whilo thoy Buffer to n less dogroo
from oxtortloiinto powdor cont than do
thn   Ciimborlnnrl   mon,   novortholo8»
oqunllwi thn dlHcrnpim-ny through tho
application of othor Impositions, This
,,,,.„,»,,,. ;,»,,;;:;  ;_, 0;ltll u^(l; a',t,niii'
tinner* hy tho fnrtn thnt ihin ro:il hi i-f
nn extremely etubborn nature, full of
faulU, aud tlmt It Is not unusunl for
n inlner'n powdor oxponnn to run tin
high as $1)0 por month.   This ono nvll
;llnno rlnmnnutritim Hit, »»»<\- !:c,'^!^„„
noes of tho mon and tho comploto mee*
(cry of tho company!     ,
A row abbreviated quotations taken
from the groat volumo of testimony,
Mlko «cdritl«: "I worked* for two
months and avorngod $1.76 per day.
Tho following month i enrnod f4.R0
por day and tho bovs told mo 1 was
earning too much and reduced my
ynrdsgo price fifty cents per yard."
Frank Terry:   "t drov»tt yards of
narrow work and was paid for 9 yards.
Was ordered out of the company's of-
\ ikcRltfUl\\oi_   I* own who pro-j lieu when I w*m to claim th« other
tends that he likes to kiss a baby.   | three yardi."
SAN FIUNCISCC), Calif., March 25.
—Direct communication between San
Frnncleco and London, England, via
tho PoBtal Telegraph company, which
Ib In dlroct connection with tho Canadian Pacific railway company's telegraph of Canada was oBtabllshod yo»-
tenlay in a- tost which Is said to havfl
been HUOccBHful.  '
R, Smith: "Was earning $2.10 per
day when my place caved in and had
to clean it.up without compensation."
A. Briosi: "Received $9 for IS days
work but was afterwards made up to
$2 per day."
Fred Doherty: "Drove 31 yards of
narrow work and was paid for only 20
yards. Made complaint and was told
that I was earning too much money.
I did not receive pay for the other 11
yards due me."
John Bonis: "1 worked, a place
where I had five feet of dirt to handle.
Earned $31 for 22 days work. I complained and was told by the mine boss
that the company did not pay anything
for handling dirt."
William Langdon: "I worked a
place .where I handled eight and nine
cars of rock each day. I earned $54.-
80 in 25 days, I complained and was
told that if I did not like it l(Ic'oui*.l
take out my.tools."
The above quotations are only samples and are not an exaggeration of
the testimony of numerous other witnesses who testified before the commission, and are quoted only as additional evidence to prove the unscrupulous practices and ravenous greed of
the Canadian Collieries company.
Furthermore, it was developed before the'commission, that the employees of this company have been contributing to an accident and sick fund,
or which the company's general manager is the custodian,t and which was
created to care for the funeral-and
medical expense of killed, injured and
sick employees. At the inception.of
this lockout there was a combined surplus of ?8,000 in this fund which, by
every manner of reasoning, belongs
to the men who paid it in, but, notwithstanding, the company'have paid
nothing into this fund and fheir general manager now refuses to allow the
creators of the surplus to reap any of
the benefits -therefrom bul ie expending it to-'care for the men -.\ho were
imported-to fill the places pf the men
ivho created the fund.
This' coal retails in 3ftncQU_yeiu<:ity,
"'and Victoria for prices ranging from
$8.50 to $10 per'ton,', so that both the
producers and consumer's are being
pillaged and the loot Is going into the
nungry maw of the 'Canadian Collieries company, one of whose spokesmen
testified that lie' did not believe In la-
■bor unions and that he preferred Chinamen to white workmen. The reason
is obvious.
Evidently fearing the light of publicity the real culprits who are responsible for the policies of this company
did not appear before the commission
in defence of their merciless and thieving practices, but remained In the
background and sent a fow petty subordinates to' the front, who, in tho
main, testified that they wero without
power to answer for the actions ot the
company. And this la the company
whose offlcors while deserving the
scorn and montal lashing of eyory decent nnd justice-loving man, wields
sufficient power to havo maintained
at the expense of an already outraged-
publlc nn army of special provincial
police to protect thorn In their vlllany,
and whoso general manager has decreed that tho United Mine Workers
of America must be driven from Vancouver Island.
equipment and best  of
for eastern and western
leaves Fernie  12.43 p.m.
except Sunday for main
connection at Rexford
Through triain to Chicago-
connection all  steamship lines
Fernie, B.C.
P. O. Box 305
John A, McDonald
FIRE INSURANCE    *      \
Special Representative
Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada
Singer Sewing Machine
$2.00 per month
Phone 120     . BLAIRMORE ' Box 22
Grand Union Hotel
Best of Accommodation
We cater to the working-man's trade
G. A. CLAIR :': * Proprietor
Stephen L. Humble
Dealer  in
Hapdware, Stoves & Ranges
Fancy Goods and Stationery v
A letter received fay the llornld UiIb
wook from a protty rollablo authority
on lnbor mattorB In Now York contains
tbo   prediction   that   John   Mitchell,
vIcc-proBldent of tho Amcrlclin Federation of iAbor, will Buccood John William! an commlHRlonnr of lnbor ln Now
York Htate.   Mr. Mitchell's nomo watt
mentioned prominently In connection
with a nomination for tho vleo-proBj.
denoy of the United States whon candidates wore being selected Inst sum-
vnt*r. nnd Pro«Mnvit nnt^norn, "■!'.<■<" r."
kod about the matt«r during Mi« Rochester convention of the A. P. of L.,
Htnttid that Mitchell might Havo had
•tho nomination If he wanted it.  John
Mitchell Is roirnrded is ono of tho big
men In the labor movprnnnt nf thl«
contlnont, and hia selection for tho
most Important labor office (n tho premier American stato would bo popular,   80 fnr, ho has declined to make
any statement regarding the matter of
Ms acceptance of the appointment If
It In offered him, but the Herald* Informant believes ho would consider It
favorably.—-Hamilton Herald. ;i
Tf a man bas any son so at all it
shown up before he gets engaged or
after he Is married,
Tlin following have received appointments as JiiRtlccH of tlm I'nnce,
with power to naturalize tliceo who
want to become citizens and who ulna
havo power to put names on the voters roll:
L, H, Drake, PosuburK, Altn.
AVrn. Ornhnm, Tlox M, Colomim.
Tlio following hnvo boon appointed
commissioners lo tako affidavits and
nntv.viill'/c thoso who wIhIi to Imcomi'
Louis Troiio, llanff,
Frank Wlioatloy, Unnkhnad,
Oliver Johnston, Liindbrnck,
Arthur O. Haper, Moycroft.
Wm. Clmlinwo. Hurmis,
John MiiKdiill, I'nssburg.
John Taylor, HlllcroHt.
Rvan Mortiiin, Frank.
John Griffiths,' Lille.
Paul Uaron, Hox 158, Coleman,
.Me* ii, iiiHciiuK, t'anmoro,
Vi'lt-r rulUniuu, W.tinuoiu.
Wm. Colo, (poolroom) Ilollevuo.
Thoso have boon appointed ns auditors who also put names on the votois
IX...    ktJA»V|>.    OutV.tit.lhl.
Peter PMorson, Hlnlrmoro.
Kvan Morgan, Frank.
Jas, Durke, Ilnllovuo,
John Kerr, Passbiirg.
John Orlmshaw, Hlllcrest.
John Griffiths, Lille.
Wm.. Chalmers. Hurmis.
Arthur C. iinovr, Mnyrroft
Oliver Johnston, .JjundbrocV.
Nick O. Thachuk, Canmore,
Frank Wheatley, lunkhead.
Louis Trono, llanff.
Steam Heated Throughout
Electric Lighted
J. L. GATES, Proprietor
Fernie, B. C.
The Leading Commercial Hotel of the City
Rates $2.50 per day
With Private Bath $3,00
Fire Proof Sample
Rooms in Connection
Why Don't You Take
A Good Spring Tonic
You nood It— Kvnrybody, iioimIh It—Wo all need a Spring blood
cluniiHur, norvu tonic and bracer. When you got up In tho morning,
tlrod, lusy—nt tho breakfast table no appetite for food—nt your daily
work no ambition or ability—nothing ticcfliiipllslwid nil day but yawn
and stretch—your system needs hraclii).', ymir nwes need huIIIIiik:
your (Miorgkm now! reconstructing, UA us show you the Iwmt Hpring
tonic* for all ages and unilur all condllluim, lliu kind that will elcauw)
your blood—restore your.iippotllu—-brace you up—glvo you desire and
ability, for work, play or study—a treatment In every respect, (lint will
W'pp you wnii and happy all Siimiuvc.
Even Job's wife probably nt-vor asked him to remove tho taclcf from the
parlor carpet.
JointM Account* opened in the name of two or more pewtotm, encli
having the privilege of inuliiiiK with.lruwii!n n»- (lepoxiu over their
own giKimttire—-n most convenient arrangement between member* of
a family, or lu<iui>cn purim-TH in tm imi'orporuted lni*iiioi.s,
Toronto !>:?r,! .Tnm.nrj-, Will. ' i;,.hl,ru| illinaK<>r.
o^de       Toronto Brzirr^
J. V. MA('l)ONAU), M «n«Ki>r. FKUNIK, IM:.
ledger Advs. Bring Results ni,i |i;ilimwi
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THE - DISTRICT . LEDGER^FERNni, : B.;C, MARCH;29, 1913.   ,- ^^.^. ?<££!&'""
■■■■?. •'■"'^ Bisirui £*ftg$f.-
;" , Published every Saturday morning at its office,
. ?Lellat Avenue, Fernie, B. C. Subscription $1.00
per' year in advance. An excellent advertising
. Medium. Largest' circulation in the District Ad--
rertising rates on application, tip-to-date facilities
for the execution of all kinds of book, job and
color work. Mail orders receive special attention.
Address all communications to The District Ledger.
'■:'"'.-"■'" H. P. NERWICH, Editor.
Telephone No. 48. Post Office Box No. 380
Dr. Stewart r    Conservative
J. It. Knight .Socialist
«J. 0. Jones Liberal-Labor
Rocky Mountain Division
0. M. O'Brien Socialist
W. B. Powell Liberal-Labor
Not nominated Conservative
Excerpts from Proceedings of the Tenth Annual
Convention, District 18, U. M. W. of A.,
February 17-22, 1913.   »
''In advancing tbe interests oi' tbe mine workers of this District, on the political field, we
would advise 'tliat our members endorse the
platform of tbe Socialist party of Canada."
Moved by Delegate Wheatley, duly seconded
and carried.
the benefit of tbe workers should be,, as plain-as
day: Otherwise why would not those in authority
have selected some other site for the Calgary arm'.'
oi*y rather than work a hardship, upon the'members,
of tbe Athletic association^   .   x'\"-   ..'I
The baths, bowling alleys, and other means of
recreation are the'ingredients that'go,tp make" up
a pill that* is'only, thinly gilded.-. The principle
purpose of the militia is to act as an. auxiliary to
the .master class when the slaves. sbow,,a spirit of
revolt and .tlie tragic side of this drama is that the
wearers of uniform are largely drawn' from the
same ranks as those against'whom tbey are'pitte'cl
Let the government build armories but ..workers
should ponder well before they, allow .themselves
to-be made the calspaws to pull out the chestnuts
for the employing class.   .
It is exp.ected that Fernie will have-an armory
built this year. "Why? Because the physical
standard ofthe coal min ers needs raising? No!
That is not the reason because if it were aid would
have been given to those who have already opened
gymnasium classes... The hypocrisy of tbe whole
business is its worst,,feature. One could have more
respect for a political purty that came out boldly
and staled ''Wc believe more in tbe sacrcdness of
property rights' than in the welfare of human.units, therefore, when the 'former is likely to be injured Ave are determined that tbey shall be protected, for which purpose we need militia and as the
propertied class is" in a minority by specious meth-..
ods, il is essential that we o"btain allies from among
those who can be beguiled by such gewgaw-s 'as
gymnasiums, swimming pools, etc."
There is- a healthy Sign everywhere that tbe
workers are becoming''wise' to t'jie real object of
the militia, hence tbe difficulties'experienced in
obtaining recruits. This is far more effective in
promoting peace than all tbe Hague conferences
IhaChave ever been held, because if working men
of one country will not take up arms against the*
workers of another geographical division, then if
"War is Hell," as Cencral Sherman said. Hell will
bc out of'commission. "    '
TneiyProiMsed Lawid
When Jim ;'>as-killed by'the cage
in the Monarch, mine I wondered what
was to-become of me and tiie'three
children. I. always felt that this time
would come sooner or later, but me,
being a church member, having been
baptized, since' r.was twelve years old,
I praygd night and" day that Jim would
not be taken; from ,us, that, was poor
and helpless, and. needed him; but,
somehow, I have always noticed that
those are the ones.that are taken first.
All miners' wiyes have this great,
gnawing fear in their heart, for we
see, day after day, other women's men
folk brought home dead, and them and
their children left*, penniless-to mourn
and*'the weather 'was -.the' nicest I'd
eVer..seen. Regular Colora'dd winters',
so',..the land agent, told me,., but I'd
heard, the winters • .were sometimes
mighty hard, so we boarded the 'house
up a little better and put iir a 'couple*
of window panes.- '.."',. *.,
■ All the homesteaders lived in these
kind of shacks, even them"that" had
been here for years.. One man down,
nearer townjiad lived in .this, section
for twelve years,' still lived in a shack
not much better."than ours/- I noticed
a difference, right away, in the children's health, from Hving<--in the ope'i,
and.having a hundred and sixty acre
yard to play in.'and they liked it,-am!
what-they,.-do,ynstea'd of diyidtng-it .take Jiin'K'Elace?"
up' with..the'-owner;'vwh6-doesn't do-a   'Al didn't"abswer.fpr*a;whUe^beqause'
'lick; ot work,",but;lives like- alprince i'l,.didn't know w&t.tofsayi'jiHe-.va-s so
off  the~ money ,they' maker's Seems "kind*,-Iwas.tthiiiking 'perhaps'i^was -
queer we can't-.have,things that."way' out4qf pity*he asked-me. W.' ',;■;. "^.
now.-       7.'A-     •.''-:■-.,■   ---7x)-'-f.  ",'" You* know,! ani-one of-those: crazy^
Mr. Harris-had only^startedjwith one'i Socialists,''*-he said, sort;"of laughing,
and suffer:   So, in our hearts, along-'l was thankful for that;   I started the
T^ltOM tbe above it is readily seeirthat tbe tac-
■*■, tics wliich have been used in Great Britain are
to be,„tried out in..the sister province of Alberta.
This is consequent upon tlm realization hy the Lib-
oral wing of the capitalist bird that tbe workers
cannot be so easily beguiled as heretofore and think
that thc majority do riot sec in tho,situation only
another-attempt, to trail a .red herring across the
path for the purpose of sidetracking them.
These tricks have already been long ago discarded by the more astute'politicians of 13. C. who
realize that their promises of reforms for the working class anrso much bird-lime and realizing their
inefficiency where thev see anv change of defeat-
"miig_l"IicToiily^rue represerifation io?"wo'rlHng"ciass"
' interests, Liberals and Conservatives band together in a common brotherhood. To quote an instance
we have the experiences of Grand Forks, Nanaimo.
Newcastle, etc.
Wc may be mistaken in our. judgment but„feel
confident, tliat the working class voters of Alberta,
equally with their fellows of B. C, will not allow
themselves to lie deluded into looking upon coalition alliances between so-called Liberal-Labor as
' calculated to further their interests. "These alliances arc not for the benefit of the working class,
but aro intended lo safeguard the interests of the
small business element, and the sooner the workers
understand  this the belter.   No more conclusive
., evidence of the -shallowness of the pretentions that
the Lnbor candidate is only the tag end of a Liberal kite is needed than.what has taken place in the
House of Parliament at Westminister
Throughout thc civilized world there is noticeably a classification iu the mentality of the workers as they reach thc,conclusion after manifold experiments that it ■ makes no difference, what label
is applied to a candidate that he cannot carry water
on both shoulders, but must cither line up for the
' en pit alist. or thc wage-earner; in other words,'Ibis
conflict of interest is a class struggle, therefore, no
man can serve two masters, but either stands up
for tho continuance of the present syntein, or for
its abolition. In the former instance be may be
tagged, Liberal, Conservative. Libera 1-lmbor, nr
Lnbor. and there is no real difference in principle,
but if he is Ihe candidate of the Socialist party,
then his slogan must be "If this legislation lie iu
the interests of Ihe working class I support it, if
not, I oppose it."
TIIK Calgary Trades nnd Labor Council resolved
recently against tlro'nppropriutlmi of the Alii-
ielic grounds as a site for au armory. Such un-
piitriotH' (!) conduct iH deplorable! Do iIicm-
woltui'M not appreciate Ihe opportunities thai they
will have to develop bone and sinew nt the expense
nf n benign f!) govenunent? The Iniildinu wil!
contain till of the uece^iiry equipment forphysi.-il
culture—horizontal and parallel Iuiph. Dutch horse,
swinging clubs, punching bags, billiard tables, etc.,
lit IW.t all the nccesHiiry piirivplu'iiiiliu dear to the
l-i.mvf   nf tlio fl(Bf>i»ilr»« nf Herwird   MeKitddeti
Tl \4tmt\ to cnnlf-wphite t\\n\v ulH»rl«i«'h1oilw««
If tliey objeel only because of fearing to lose the
j njoyirtcnlR of ontdoor exorciw tlit-tv objection in
not well-founded because, there arc many other
•lvnilnM.™ biffitinos for n recreation crotnul. even if
th<>y have to lease Home of Calgary's Hufo-divUimw■
"only fifteen minutcN distant fnnn tlm pout office
l»v automobile." If their npponltion is becaiwc of
their anti-niilitarwt Kenlintents, then they should
conic out boldly and miy ho.
A union ronn in uniform w a wnlk'mg inconHiHt-
otify. AVe novor heard of the mllltln beinir called
ont in Canadi for the protection of ihe worker*.
but on the contrary wc have known of many in-
atance* when thia arm of thc State hiw been employed to intimidate thoae who have dropped toots
H* ft pr*t**t nfnimtt nnjnat condition*. The hoi-
Wmm of the pwtectfona that an armory ?* for
The dear public"(}) is getting coal these days.
VTe 'don't hear any kicks against these thoughtless,
iuiiiers*.. We don't read any exhaustive olilnrials
ou the amount cf wages they aiv losing by their
stupidity (!) -Funny, isn't It? Not much!
Perhaps some members of the dear'1 public. (!) will
mention the big .wages the miners are making, if
sir they have another think coming. Yes. we'll
acknowledge that there are a few individuals along
the line of ,the Crows Nest who are receiving more
than' a hundred dollars monthly in Iheir pay envel-
JinQO Imi ^      J  •> ^t> 11 tin 1V» I '»"^n      -J-^iir "Vv/i liri \ 11 /1 AI^Jl/i\^I_
"ww*. ki—i;nt i-jiv"»~"{AJ \s—i^Li^iliry A"V< \i~ * t  \j— it \J±i.\.i\jx. x*l/ ■«» —
some of ii'.-&V arm-ch-iir ])hilosophcrs vou!^ like tf)
keep, a family of even four on a pittance of sixty
dollars a month. Many families are at the present
time living on less. Wc say "living," should say
"scratching out a, bare subsistence. ■   .
"They ought'to spend, less for drink and picture shows," To tbe man in the 'know' it is a wonder that Ihey don't spend more in tlmt which will
make Ihem forget their woes even though it be only a temporary and questionable relief. Some of
our politicians who are yelling themselves hoarse
about the prosperity of Canada may regard our remark,-, as rank heresy-, It. is nothing of tlm sort
but a plain, .unvarnished truth and bim that will
bear Iho investigation of any genuinely ftr**' mind
ed man or woman.
"WhaLnro,we going to do about it? AVe are
going to do what wc have persistently done, show
the workers that so long as thoHO things thnt are
used by everybody are owned.by nn individual class
just so long must they expect that human needs
shall play second fiddle'to the accumulations of
Profit. AVe believe, that constant, dropping of water will wear away the hardest stone, therefore,
week in and'week out we call attention to thc only
avenue of escape, the abolition of the profit system, which onee thoroughly understood by those
who suffer from its operations will be speedily
Socialist Growth in United States
■ Ten years ago there were -It) Socialist news-
papers in the Cniled States. Today there are !In2,
thirty of which are iu foreign languages. Two
years ago there were 1,030 Socialists elected lo
office. 1,11*1 full over 3.000 were elected. The
percentage of Socialists who can read and write
is much higher than with the Republicans or Democrats, At the election bribery eases of Ohio, of
the 1,100 men who were charged with selling their
voles, nel one wiih ii Socialist.
One of the causes which iiiuUoh for trouble between capital mid labor is the workmen'h coiiiih'IImi-
tiou question. The Ontario government is endeavoring to solve the problem by providing for state insurance, relieving employers of labor of the (rouble
of dnnlinip with llie problem, though tbey will pro-
hably ho taxed in ratio to their pnyrolla fi;r support
of tho fund. Ah in Urcat Hrilimi, we tind llie m-|
Kurance cnmpanicN uniting in opposition to the
scheme, but that is no ronaou for itH rejection, as
one of tho wnrttt fentures of employers' liability Insurance is tbat it provides for tbe insurance corn-
panics iigliling elnuiiH. Huh jn loo ollcn done \tt\
the insurance companies in order to avoid liability
aud make profits from the mUfortuuea of injured
workmen.—ll.C Mining and Knginwring Record.
side our great'love for our husbands
that slave so for us, grows,the terrible fear of their.death. Fear of any
kind ls terrible, but' fear of'death and
poverty Is worse than any other.
"J never knowed what a good man
my Jim was till I was left a poor widow with three-little children. He .always was a mighty hard worker, and
we lived so as to lay by' every lienny.
For Jim always wanted to get out of
the'mines1 and have,a little farm al!
his own. But somehow, after u;e .had
lived so' close, and saved a tidy sum.
something would happen and we'd
have to use what we'd already saved.
For a couple of winters the children
wore sick an awful sight, with first'
one thing and then another, arid la.tov
on Jim was laid'up,for five months
with a sprained back. Jim always
said he wanted to leave us a little
monoy-in case he was to go' right-sudden, for he1 said he couldn't enjoy, the
golden gates and beautiful mansions
up in heaven, knowing we were down
here with no one to care just -how we,
got on. Right away after poor Jim's
funeral, "wliich was as" big "a one as
was- ever seen in' these parts, the pit
boss came to me and offered to give
my deorge, a lad of ^twelve years, a
job of trapping7 for a dollar and a half
a "day, hut I had, set my mind onjeeep-
irig the little fellows-out of .those dangerous pits that had made them fatherless", besides being "the grave of their
old grandad, and uncle John, their
bodies never.having been found after
the, explosion. .       ■     ;        •'    '
Once-, I heard a man speaking, down
on the,street corner, and he said that
hell .was right'here on earth.. Folks
snid he was,plum crazy, but 1 believe
pany's mines.*' For don't the men nearly kill themselves' working jn. bad air
and risky places, and aren't us women
folks tormented"1''with'the thinking
that when we kiss ,them good-bye' in
tho morning that'''we-may be doing it
,for tlie,last tiriie? It's agony and suffering always for ihe miners and their
families. Hell can't be more tormenting.
Folks felt sorry for me, now, boing
a poor widow, and they gave what
'little washing they had to give out to
me to do,' nnd Jim's friends took up
ii collection that amounted to a hundred dollars. I was, against- taking it,
for the minors lost an awful sight of
work that summer, nnd they needed
It pretty nehr as bad as I did, But
work wasn't plentiful for a respectable woman In a mining town, and the
company was awful hIow about settling for Jim's death, nnd thero were
tho children to bo fed, and the rent
to be paid, so what was n poor woman
to do anyway, for I didn't relish the
Idea of Hying off tho kindness of poor
friends, who nlwnyB collod mo "poor
thing"—-not that they meant anything
by It.
Jim hnd boon (lend a whole year
when the company - pnid ovor to .mc
a thousand flvo hundred dollars', Hut
tho lawyers hud to be paid, and finally I got seven hundred and twenty-
five dollars, I Icnow'd that wouldn't
last vory long to bring up my children
on, and It worried mo sick to think
what I'd do for a living, so ns to keep
thnt for n rainy dny, which snnm to
como an of ton aH April showers to
poor folks, whilo the gunny Juno days
that como to brighten our lives are
fow unit far botowuon.
I'd been roadltur the advertisements
In tliu Conlvlllo HecG-rd ifbout how
ea«y It wng for podr folks lllco nie to
take up homoatoudH, ho finally. Hoeing
something hnd to ho done right quick,
I imckoil my holnnglngH iuul Htnrted
for Colorado. The neighbors said
among tlioniaulvos that "tho poor
thing Hiiro wiih eriuy," hut I wamifrntd
tlmt if 1 Htnyod around tho minim that
tic* \iuyn would foul like helping mo
mi: nml go nnd work In tbo nilnoi Ilka
their poor fnthor boforo thorn, and I
nl'voyn Piilil, wlmt'g the win of children liclng bom If they hnvu to trot m
work bnforn thoir time, IiibI.hik! ot
growing up Into being big and imllliy*
li »   UfcftlitM.    tlttllttV,   *    Ittf,      I    Alien
.".i)ii''i! I* n:i.' ;. ju,,*,',it.'' jl.h>' \it»\i to
do to leave Ihe place I'd heen born and
brought up In and go and live nmongut
*trang<»r»i. Put I'd n heap rothnr do
tlmt than to live whero mlnoi aro, to
two boys to school as soon as we got.
fairly straightened out; Bessie,, being
only three years old, stayed heme and
was company for-me, for .folks living
in town sort of get lonesome out here,
where the nearest neighbors are a
couple of miles away.  ■?
The boys had to walk three" miles to
school, but" I wus bound they would
be educated,, aud not igrioranx like me
and their poor pa.
Times was terrible that first winter',
and I used to layawake' nights dreading lest we'd have to give up our home,
like the man before us,- for I soon
learned it-wasn't an uncommon thing
about these parts','for folks to have
to give up their claims and all they'd
spent on them.       ; ■      -      ,
'' Coal cost'.seveu fifty a ton nnd li'aiT"-
to be hauled fifteen miles, that being
the nearest station. It seemed queer
to me, having lived always in a coal
camp, to'pay that price for coal. There
was a .homesteader on a place north
of mine that htail become tired of.trying tb get a living out of this bum^soil,
ho said,,arid'was going-to relinquish
his. claim..and he-offered me his out-+
fit real cheap. I had to have these
things anyiyay, and I bought him out,'
and he said, he hoped I did better with
the outfit than he'had done.' lie
'vowed( he was done for all time with
the homesteading business.
It worried me more than I can ie!!
to part with so much money,/'with
things looking-so discouraging.' The
responsibility nearly drove me crazy.
The stock didn't cost anything to, feed,-
as they grazed"all the year 'round on
the buffalo grass that^grew' wild',on
the prairie,'' and we managed to pull
through the winter without costing
us much to" live." ,' ','    ;        -  _i/.
cow, and now-be owns thirty .head of'
cattle, ' He sells quite''a'lot, ot cream
to the.Denver creameries; but he_told
me they, job him right- arid '1-yft,' and
between the creameries' and. tiie "ex
"press company, ,by which he sends his
cream, that there "was riothlftginuch
left for him, not counting-the cpws.
Well,-I don't know, hut I*, think I'd be
well pleased if I did as well 'as he did,
He used to work wintefsas a'.section
hand" to keep: his, place up.- Most all
the men folks go, away :o'Denver, or
thereabouts to work ■ in, the winter
time, and their wives stay at home to
take care, of the stock: .1 was worried
to know what would become of-- us,
being as I couldn't leave the children
to go out and work.., v A
Tfc nest winter was far worse than
•ho one before, but we didn't mind. It
so much, because we had plenty" of
milk and vegetables. But the following summer didn't go so well. There
was a drought, and tho neighbors said
we could expect only one good year
lu five. That mado me feel pretty'
blue; for the fear that the children
would suffer.was'always tugging at
my heart. George helped "by, hiring
out' to a rancher for fifty cents a day
and room and board, arid „Mr. .Harris
said he" could m.ake considerable in
good years,,because he was.^ little
hustler.   . -"'.-'
I was thankful' I had such good chil-',
'dren, como what would..' I'm going to
leave George do that sort of work, be-<
cluse it will be tho making of'him, and
then Jimmy was getting big enough to
help me, thank goodngss. ' If we
could only pull through^another year
we would own a, hundred and sixty
acres, besides eight head of' cattle,
then I'd foel more secure, But t don't
think tliis land is'worth much, for this
dvy farming land don't seem, some
how.^to. take well witli the- farmers,-
for .there isn't ono of them that "would
not sell out if he could and clear out
"but will that hurt much, Elizabeth?''.
;"No^Mr. Harris',''.I said, "it won't'",
hurt,at all.- .The"next Voting time I'm\
going to vote,-and .what's /more,.'I'm'
g'oinglto.vote'the Socialist-'ticket.'''-'.) ■'■
♦,♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦'"♦ ♦ '.♦ ♦ ♦:-
If Charles Warlaby,' brother-
in-law, of Wiriounskie (deceas-,
ed) lat,e of Corbin,' B. C, will
kindly communicate with District Secretary A. J. Carter,
he will hear 67" som'elthing
which will be to his Interest."
MRS., A.
Trained Midwife and Maternity Nurse
McPherson Ave., nr: G.N. Depot
Ads. Classified-Gent a Word
SHAOK Al\TD LOT—One block' SO,
Fernie"Annex. .Apply'on premises; H. 7
Noble.' ' ,    .     ;     '32-3'
. FOR SALE—Household furniture.
Apply to W.'Minton,, Lindsay avenue,
Annex. ,
; FOR SALE—2-room shack, on quarter' acre of* land. Apply to .J.' Chin-
lvock, West Fernie.' '"     ,    ■ ' '    29-6-,
INCUBATOR— Chatham Incubator,
and Brooder, coriipleto, holds 120 eggs..
Also, S hot-bed  frames, G x  1.   John
MoLauchlin.,, , '    . S2-3
r #r.,
The AUm-tu clodiim taotWH ihnuM 'vhow tho
work-f'w of that province whore tho vote* nro. Tho
fjw-Mtion ift, nre the worker* «oinu tn make Rood
two of their atmijrth on the politicnl field! I!
"There's a murmur in llie air, flint you e«u
hear it everywher."
Only nim mort dtyf to rttfiUr in.
vnt located on n claim about Mventy
miles i>ni«t of Denver. It noonuul
mighty queer for ua, t(| look nn far at
oyeti could reach, over rotllnR pralrlf.
and not a mIrii of a mino tipple. Thl*
nort of mnde mo tnko to thia country
from the flmt.
Some mnn hnd tried to prov# np on
my rlnlm before, for th« whol* hundred and tlxty acrea wat under fence,
and (litre mi tolerable two room
ahaek on the place, to I thought *V»
were lucky to t»ftn with. Tbe child'
ren and I started rigM In to get tbe
ptaee In ahupe,   TWi WM It? Ortober,
In the spring George ..and I put in
a big field of corn and' a large vegetable1'garden,'besides several acres of
Mexican beans, which folks said' did
extra well in this soil. ,The soil is
poor and .it takes years to work it up
into growing alfalfa'and the like, so'
we had to he contented with getting
in only a few of the hundred and sixty
acres. I worked fifteen hours a day
during thc busy season. The old timers said this-was an extra'good year,
and so. we didn't do half bad for newcomers.
Mr, Harris, a neighbor living by himself about two miles'cnst of our place,
seeing thero was only m'o' and the
children on tho place,'' came over ono
day and offered to help us.' Ho knew
n wholo lot about this dry farming''
land and ho told ine a good many
things I needed to know aliout growing things in this soil, lie said It
wasn't good for' n'nythlug except raising cattle and sheep and coyotes, unless tho government would Irrigate,It.
He said thut was tho dry farmers only
hope. ,
I wu£ linking bread that day, and
when he wns going homo I wrapped
up two of my nicest loaves of bread
and handed them to him. Xext time
ho camo over ho said that was tho
best broad "lie had ovor tasted, and he
wanted 1110 to bake all his bread and
pies for him. I wos only too glnd to
do It, since ho waB ro kind to mo, and
besides I mado enough to buy all my
flour, ^
' l*o oiimo ovor onto a wnolt to got
his baking supply, nnd he moBt always
slopped for awhllo and helped un with
something tlmt needed* doing, ancl I
kind o" got In tho habit of having him
come In to dinner tho duyu he wns
ovor. 1 Io certainly enjoyed my cooking, he Willi,
llo was mi awful good mnn and all
Unit, I know, hut ho had noma peculiar
Ido.iB nbout noinn thlnuju, nitpoolally
politics, I told him I didn't know
much about mioh UilngB, being 11 fl 1
had novor bevn boforo where womoti
pro allowed to vote.
Ue Pftlii women, especially mothers,
ehould t.ako woro Interest in politics,
ho ns to soo that thoir homo and clilKl.
ron woro protected from tho cnpltnllstfl
thnt wnnted to ftrnll everything fo!'
HioniHPlvoH, and mnko slnvnn of un
poor pooplo,   lie snid thnt whon wn-
. *' 1    .    . „ .
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"onpnn pnlltlrn vim \n protrrHnjr thr*
\\omt; In navlng the children from the
factories nnd mines and providing a
good homo for every human bPln*?.
that this nystein of oppro»nloh woull
I didn't protond to believe or under*
hinmt half what ho said, bnt bo snid
something nbout the stati petnlonlin
widows with children to care for. Ho
railed It, I thlnic, "Compensioning"
tncm. I thought that tounded riant
sensible and I got sort ot Intore&tcd
In what hu sntd. He aald .Iim would
•till be living and making a good Uv.
Ing for us besides If tbe mines were
owned bf all the people, b«auae, he
aald, It would be for their own good
to see that the mines wan fitted up
to make tbem safe to work In.
If ttioee times ever eome I'd Itko to
for good,   - ,-   '"
Well, I can say tliis much, unless
people have moneg, and plenty cf
grit, or are willing to sacrifice, this
is no country,, for them, for people that
think they can get rich off these homesteads are to be pitied. It's a dog's
life, that I can say! Mr. Harris said
he'd'never put up with this'life for a
minute, but'he says lie can speak what
he likes out here and is not'afraid to
job. -■'' ', ' . .  '.,
Mr..Harris found some coal cropping out.,on his land. It isn't all formed yet, but' it burns all right, and 'he
told,me to,have.Jimmy haul in enough
for winter. ,-,I don'f, believe we'd have
been able to prove up on our claim
If it hadn't been for Mr. Harris helping us the way, he did. Ho says tho
railroads make most pf the money out
of the coal, and if the people owned
tho railroads and the mines and everything olso on earth as they,should, wo
would get coal two or three dollars a
toh cheaper, and I'm getting to be-
Hove wh-at he says more ovory day,
for I know Jim novor, got 116 seven
fifty a Ion for tho coal he dug. -1 think
it was more like forty cents that' ho
sot, „
It's terrible when you think how
things are. That winter was one I'll
never forget as long as iny heart boats.
I thought I'd lmvo to glvo up tho place
mid go to Donvor und put tho children
In a.home, and mo and Clcorgo work
out. I'd heard of mothers doing that,
hut 1 worked tooth nnd nail bo aa mo
nnd tho children wouldn't bo separated.
nut things seemed to go against mo
somehow, Llttlo, Flossie wiib nick with
whooping cougli most all wlntor and
Inter Oeorgo took down with pneumonia, nnd 1 thought I wns going to lose
Mm too, Doctor RobbiiiB had to como
twenty mtlos to tend td him, and I
know my savings wasn't going to last
long paying doctor bills. I worked
hard all day and sal up most of the
night with tho children and wuh all
v.-orn out and run down' myself,
Ono dny things seemed to ba going
wrong' for all I did, nnd I couldn't
Htiuiil the awful strain nny longer, ro
I rusliod out to thq old horn nnd cried
my honrt out. Bomohow whon a wo-
man'H heart Ih brimful of despair 11
flood of tears seems to wash away nil
tho hltternvHs, I hnven't any Idoa how
lontr I'd boon there whon I felt someone standing nenr mo, I wan afraid
to look up for foar It was tho children,
nnd I didn't want tho poor little things
to soo thoir ma crying,
Pretty soon some ono laid a hand
on my shoulder nnd.drow-'tny hands
FOR SALE—Six roomed concrete
block house, double walls, large "fireplace, full basement, fireproof. Apply II. Minton, District Ledger. ' 32-52
TO RENT—-House of three rooms,
kitchen, two verandas.. Rental $10.00
per -month. Apply Jos. Leonard Allan, Riverside avenue, W. Fernie. 30-3
FOR SA,LE—S.' C. White' Leghorns'
Eggs for sale, $1.50 per 15.' Also S.
Ui' White Leghorn Hens, $1.50 each.
Ed. C. Smith," Wardner,,B.C.    . 32-ltp
LOST—A" Sorrel-colored  pony","'wt:
about S.OO lbs.,, white face and one hind
foot. $20 reward. Branded on left
shoulder ^ ' Fred Hutchinson,' MiaW-
el, B, C.
PIGS    FOR    SALE—Farrowed    first j
week lh March. "Price $10.00 each.1 T. .
V. P. pedigree furnished.' Ship0 April   »
20th.   Harry Anderson, Birclibank, B.
0. '      „ 32-Ctniy
FOR SALE—Frame house,* on stono
foundation, full basement, 11 rooms,
•1 could' bo sublet, entirely separate,
Easy terms. Bargain for Quick sale, ,
Worth your ' investigation, Apply H,
Minton, District Ledger.   .      ' S2104   ■
FOR SALIp/—House on Lot 4, block
128, Annex extension. 2 bedrooms, 1
large dining' room, ' kitchen, .pantry,
clothes chest nnd lumbor shed.' Apply
lo Wm. Hay dock, opposite. 30-3
property In this rapidly growing eity,
write, wlro, or phono JOHN P, MITCHELL, Box 2G2, Medicine Hat, tho
City of Opportunity, 32-ltnp
■""■" ■ ■ ■        ■■■' 1 ■■ ■l.u—1. M|
FOR SALE—U. S. Phonographs,
nny stylo cabinet, Also good selection
of two-mlnuto nnd four-mlnuto unbreakable rocorda to fit any cylinder
'Phonograph. Apply Wm, nurton,
A.gont Singer Sowing Machine, City',
ANCONA'Eaas — For hatching,
from stock Imported dlroct from Sheppard of Ohio, owner and brooder of tho
world's host Anconas, Ills birds hnvo
11 record of 2(50 for ontlro flock. |2,fl0
por^ sotting of 13. Itobt, Jones, Wost
Fornlo. 30-!l
Mummotli Toulouso kooho, oxhlbltod
onco In Ontnrlo. Pair lnnt Autumn
won rirnt.. Kggs nt tho ralo of fiOo
each, Slclllnn Buttercups, tlio brood
thnt lays big white ogtu with a record
of three hundred In ono your. Tbey
nro In n class by thomsolvoB, A fow
sotting* at $4,00 for thlrtoon, Krod
Polletlor, Fornlo, H, C, Box 1022,   31-4
Don't Forget to Ro&Istor Before April 7
Ir. Worlilngman, tt Is --absolutely necessary for your own saka
W   <i*W  *»w.^i»   ^W* wt.t.1^  t>rt   ifc»ii<Cr   iVivAWA   lt^#a-»,
Every voter tn British Columbia haa bean disfranchised by an
act brought down In tho provincial legislature In the Inst moments of
Its 'session.      *
Rtmsmbsr, (his was net dona for your bsneflt.
Te gat en the list It la necessary to make an application In person
te a commissioner* notary public, er Justice of ths pases. A list of
commlielon«re fer the Fernie Riding will be found in anethar column,
Every Roclallst and lnbor local should hnvo a eommlttw tn wn
that the names are pnt on the Hate after the application* ara mnde,
for, aa your experience has pernaps taugnt you. your .name may never
reach the list The committees should also see that the lists aro not
padded and they shcutd also be on hand at the court ot revision.
rjtaa-.entasi THE DISTRICT' LEI)QEE^ I'ERNIE, B.C, MARCH 29, 1913/-
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..'.—Vu que votre lettre est d'un caract-
ere" officlel conformement aux regle-
ments de la .constitution nous sommes
■£■ obligeei"de la Voumettre airSecretaire-
■.Tresorier.' ,"     ,' '.\-' ,   •  '    "■
The two slick foreigners who ,ob-
■ tained, goods  under' false  pretences
from various stores in town have .been
arrested at Port Arthur nnd will be
brought back for trial.   They seem lo
ho old hands at the game, their ineth-
odfbeing to express the goods obtained to a certain place,. follow up and
call for them.   Now, It's call again.
, John Kuzcuko .was   charged   with
keeping his poolt-oom open after-hours
and found guilty.   Fined ?10 and cost.
A- special Easter service was'j;iven
in the Presbyterian church    Sunday
last and was well attended.
-A bevy of veteran athletes, consisc-
ing Qf-J. Carruthers," Jas.  McKelvkv,
* Stewart Lynch, Ira-Brown and John
' V. Morgan are now members of the
Athletic club and are trying the come
back/ stunt.   After close  observation
they are all conceded a chance except
John  P.   To  him  we  recommend  a
'course of checkers ahd crokinole.
'Bunny Hug,apd'Spokane Squeeze bi;-
ingMnucb in'evidence, ;. '-' , ■ "",
■\ The local Conservatives were in a
state of great excitement" and expectation this week consequent upon a visit from their lord and ma.ster, the
Honorable W. R.- No doubt" he promised his- usual .crumbs' of comfort in
the shape of inspectorships, fire warden and good.roads foreman-jobs,.eto.,
etc, It's., an'honorable-apd elevating
game—B. C. politics. ' -  " '
, A large trip of empties ran- back
pver the knuckle "on Uie big incline
Saturday afternoon last and caused
quite a bit of damage to property at
the bottom. A couple of occupied
houses wore struck by flying debris.
The Inmates, altho' naturally ,badiy
scared, escaped unhurt, but considered discretion the better .part of valor
immediately commenced to remove
their goods and chattels'. Some of the
cars, look like .relics.'bf the stone-age.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Lynch
Tuesday the 25tl>, a aon.:
Jack Price," confidential adviser and
commander-in-chief at the Royal hotel,
has quit. Jack was considered a fixture, but he has fooled us all.    .
'.Mrs. McMeekin, of the Hosmer millinery store.-Mias removed^her business
to Lethbridge, consequently .local society suffers a distinct loss.
One of the most touching things that
has occurred lately a'in- Hosmer was
tho■ rendering • of' that. pathetic little
ballad entitled, -"This Parting Gives
Me'Pain,"„by .Messrs. Jarvis and Price,
Herb Barlass, C.P.R. ,coal inspector,
•Billy. Robson sure had -his",opponents.going, some.   Shake,'-Billy.';„  '.
One gentleman was dancing an'-Indian war, dance. „ He said-the last
board of trade was hell, and "this one
looked like being hell, too, if Rabson
was ■ admitted. As one J'gent. stated,
there's nothing like getting 'em on record.;- ■*.   , . ■ y ■'
To judge by the number of names
who,-with their occupations, were designated as eligibles for.the board of
trade, we think Hosmer is entitled to
a Medicine Hat- boom.      *   , ,   -
Now that the board of trade has
been formed we may expect the Ber-
tillion system o'f Identification to be
used so that tlfe poor trader may be
protected against the wily' "bo-hunk."
Or will they use the thumb-print?
tal where he now lies suffering from
broken collar and breast bones, sustained while 'following his employment
in No. i east mine.- He was caught
between the timber and trip cars. We
understand" the unfortunate fellow1 is
doing.as well as can be expected.
' Joe Scira, employed in No. 5 mine,
was conveyed to the hospital on Wednesday night with a broken leg, having been caught between the gun and
the car, caused by the horse swerving.
., the dining- room at the Queens Monday night, the 24th, quite a crowd be-
. ing on hand,   Everybody seemed to
..thoroughly,   enjoy    themselves,     the
Hixon   &
'■C x
T-"«    •
Tinsmiths and
An Austrian club dance was held in [left1 Wednesday night to' spend a couple of weeks at Blairmore, figuring
out how much rock the C.P.R. are buying down there.   Be good, Herbert.
Norman-Shaw got his arm broken
Wende'sday by getting it jammed between the reverse lever of an. air motor and a truck of timber.
1 Publicity seems to be a good cure
for loud-mouthed ""union men at heart"
Not a murmur for the last two weeks.
John Musgrove, pit boss in, A level,
has. been''confined to the house for
the last few days .with, sickness.
Fred Rambridge was out dining Sunday. Fred' says" it's the best meal he
has had for a long" time. There's a
reason. • .' '  --
. A. W, Willington 'begs to announce
that he is a subscriber to the District
Ledger and therefore doesn't require
sent,him 'through the mail."      J
Jack Mihalcik arrived- back in Hosmer from a sad journey ,to Seattle,
where he had-been'to a.ttend the funeral of his mother.
It's not so hard after all to sign' the
check-off for the Athletic club. The
same effort in another place will make
you a union man.   Get busy!   - ,
A general meeting of the Athletic
club was held Friday night, the 2lst,
business being drawing up of rules
and regulations.
Don't forget to get on the voters
list. •  Only 9 more days.
Mrs. Bolduc and family, for a long
time residents of Hosmer, left on
Tuesday's .passenger for Edson.; "Oh,
dry thoso tears!" boys, I-Iosmor'B'loss
is Hit son's gain.
Did you henr tho roll call at tho
'hoard of trado mooting? It's really
surprising the numbpr of traders, contractors and brokers wo have In this
busy ,burg,   Wall street isn't' in It.
A meeting of tho, Hosmor Civilian
Rifle association Ih called for Wednesday night, April 2, at 8 o'clock, In tho
old school house. It's up to ub working plugs to join. A knowledgo of
arms and nnimiihltlon may como In
hnndy somo day. (
Wngo Slave Cnssldy will nddresR
tho public of Hosmer, or at lonst as
many uh will attend, on Soelnllsm, on
April 8th. Don't forget tho tinto." If
you nro a hldo-bound Tory como Just
tho same; wo nre converting thorn
every day.
A. L. Forllur has the contract for
tlmbor nnd lagging for another year
from tho conl company, after which
AI. will no doubt rotlro,
Tho Scotch must sure 11 ko muuii, It
lures thorn out of hod ut (I a'.iu., and
thny'ro on tho aftornoon shift at tlmt.
It Is rumored that Wily Hob-son Is
going to got n Job ah fish warden.
"Watch tho suelcora jump,"  '
Tom WIlllaniH, government niliio
Inapoctor, wiih ranking his iimml Inspection this weok,
Billiard and
Pool  Parlor
Two Billiard Tables
Three Pool Tables
Bowling Alley
J. Graham, ?™£.
Dry Goods
Ladle*' and Gouts' Furnishings
LndiiV nnd (J ent lem ens'
Boots nnd Shoes
Children'n Clothing nnd
Hoots nnd Shoos
Some of our Exclusive: Agencies
Carlwrtt Working
Suits nnd Gloves
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Suits nnd Gloves
II. H, K; ShirtR and Gloves
Penmen's Hobo (Indies',
Gcntti' and Children's)
Inviottis Sinter Shoes,
(Ladies', Gents' & Children's)
Hrnndon Show for Men
t*. (\ ItfgTsn Corsets
Tooke's Onling Skirts
Fit-Reform nnd Art Clothing
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We allow 10 per cent off for
,wh on all goptU.
The formation of the, fabric called
society, or civilization, was only partially completed when the strong'had
filched all thoy-could from the weakj
that is, * whatever he could produce,
and the idea was a crowning one when
the stronger man' utilized the police
system, - so that whatever had been
stolen he was assured of protection.
Beware of the. individual/who Is, always ready to 'holler' for the police. '
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Owing to some untoward event taking place with the train before leaving
Ferule, the miners all left Uie train
and returned -to their homes on Friday'afternoon last, March 21st. The
mines were run, however, with what
few men could be mustered together.
The atractions of Fernie received a
fair percentage of Coal Creek, patronage on Saturday last, as was evidenced
by the crowded state of the coaches.
Ed\vai'd'.B.alph,,an old-timer of this
camp, has left for a' visit to his wife
and family in Whitehaven,- Cumberland
England. Hh Intends spending a few
days at White River, Ont., before "proceeding to St,, John'; N.B., en route'to
England, home, and beauty. 'Muff sed, j
Ned. ' Guess you'll 'find Liverpool a
fine camp
Several gatherings of children at
various houses took place on Monday,
when the old-time custom of egg-rolling took' place." ,The''smiling faces bespoke— having-hadnrgood'-timier-"~f
.The Misses Stephen, Alice and Maggie, were taking in the sights of this
Mr. James Turner arrived in camp
on Monday from Fernie.
Mr. James Allaopp met with a slight
accident""' while following' his occupation as iblackomith last week. ,The
hammer. slipped off a piece of iron
and struck him in the head causing
him to lay off for a few days but he
is able/ to be about again now.
Local 431 held its regular meeting
on Sunday last which proved to be a
lengthy 'one.
Mr. David Hutton was visiting at
Medicine Hat this week-end.
Quite a crowd of sports took in the
fight at Blairmore on Saturday night.
, The Bellevue football club has start-
ed getting things in order for a good
team this,year. A.center forward
arrived in camp from Lethbridge this
■>,Mr. John. Crawford of Cranbrook
arrived in camp on Saturday and has
started to work at the Prospect mine.
J-. W. Bennett and E. Ross Mac-
KenziC'Wero in camp on business this
The basket social and dance which
should have- been held on Good Friday was 'postponed until some future
date.   • .
Mr. Jack Hamilton, who left here
some time ago, arrived back in camp
last ^yeek and has started work- at
-the Prospect. • '.     ,   >       'y
The subject at the local church on
Sunday next''will be "The Free Tho't
Movement," and all "free thinkers"
are especially invited "to attend. -
Mr. J. 0- Jones was in camp .this
week on business.        ■*.*''
Mr. Robert Cummings has quit the
clork at the Maple Leaf collieries,
■Mr. T. L. Cas'siiJy, of Winnipeg, will
burg on Sunday last.   They were the  aJd™88 a meetinS. u"<ier the auspices
Board of Trade
Tho mooting culled Mondny hmt for
tho furtlmrlnff of the offortH to roor-
ginilJin tho board of tnulo wiih well
nttondoil. N, V, .ICondnll amiln occupied tho chnlr nnd oxplnlnort a fow
l1..!..«..  ',,.   vu..»wbtiuii   il illl  Hit)  UOillttl'
Imi bonvfl of tmrto!'. nrl In tin' xillii
fnctlon of the audience. Tho *1iiihIi)(-sb
consisted In appointing n permanent
Dccrotnry, Mr, Ft. Mills Ixilng nlnntml
hy acclamation.   Tho cnrnmlttflo np-
}l,tl*ltf.i1    In    rn.** 1V......    tly    Jw,..>;    »^..   ^^
8on» ollglblo m charter mombera rbv»
their report, after which tt wan moved
mul fcnnloil that tho eocrotary tnko tho
nacoiiary atopg to obtain n charter.
Tho noxt mootliiK Is to be hold at tho
call of tho chnlr. Quito n fow lively
Incidents occurred during thu meeting, our old friends Hilly ttobuon r.nd
A. Mch. Fletcher belnit In the limelight ua uaual.
A somewhat »currl)oui Individual
had tho norvo to aik one gnntlomen
If he waa a contract-nlro or a brok-
aire. . The anrwer waa thai he was
iMrith-Ntrw, he waa *• boohke*»p-alro.
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Arrow-
smith' of French camp. . ■ Say, girls,
keep your eye on .the "Ledger man."
' Tom Wright has started work again
after his recent severe Illness. Pleased
to see you around, Tommy, ,
"Certainly a vory enjoyable time,"
was r.he unanimous opinion, of all those
who participated'. In the whist drive
and dance hoM In iho club hall on
Monday night last, on the occasion of
the anniversary of tho natal day of
Mrs. Georgo Crabbo. A lnr'g number^
of friends from Pernio wero up. Mr.
C Percy was tho driver for the occasion (nnd ho can-drive somo) and
nlso supplied the music for tho dance.
Charles Clnrldge of Fernie filled the'
duties of floor manager ln splendid
style, ■ The winners of the whlat prizes wore as follows: Ladles' first, Mrs.
Pago, Gold 'brooch set with pearls and'
amethysts; gehts' .first, Mv, \V. Mc-
Fcgiiii, golc\tle pin; ladles' booby prize,
Mrs, Hamor, silver shoe horn; gents'
booby (irtzo, Mr. J, Davidson, silver
thimble Mrs, Adam Watson rondered
vocnl selections during the ovonlng.
Dancing was participated in till tho
,\vee gma' hours o' tho morning.;
Why did certain individuals begin to
rave and swear whon thoy road the
Coal Crook notes .lust wook? Don't
give youi'HOlvoa. away, boys. Our cor-
'cspoiidont did not mention any mimes,
Nuff Hod,
Mm. J. T. Puukcy nnd family were
tho fiuostfl of Mrs. VV. n.°Puokey oil
Monday nnd Tuesday
Mesni'Q, .1. Smith. T. Franco, and 0,
Knox, the cnmmlHsIonors ror taking
affldnvltB, cnn ho noon nt tho club any
dny, Now got busy and Kct rngls-
The allppory Htalo of tho roiidii woro
responsible for what might have boon
a very sorlotin accident ou Saturday
nftoriioon. As tlio co-oporatlvo tonni
wan coming over tho brldife near the
company office, tho hi ml owl ot thu
Blelgli swerved nnd struck a mini hy
tho name ot Hurry McMillan, who woh
JuhI coming from tho wnslilionnof), ur
a result of- which Harry Is now laid
up Avllh brulHcd |orh nn.;l fuut, We
liopo to Htui you around ntoiln noon,
Tho Htork paid a visit to Slav town
uu buiiutiy nigfit, dropping his bundle
ui the Uiiuiu ni Mr, ami Mm, 1'ony
Stella. Mother und baby boy doing
flno.    Tony, nil anillen.
Frank Tilmtlo h back again at his
employment na night watchman for tho
t»*.W*»fc«i>*aVuj| t
*\ largo number of Crcekltna took In
ho l.lnn benefit concort on Wednesday
evening, Keen dlanppolntmont wna
folt when tho clmlrmnn, Mr. J. Shanks,
announced that thero was no apodal
train aftor tho porformnnCT, which
mount that tho Croekltoa wore, do-
bnrr-cil from w-Mn/j fhr» whole perforin
n«re through, Tho Amotcur Dramatic
society doalro lo thank tbo concort
committee for tho racllltlra nnd nr*
rangementi made for their bonoflt,
A i|H*lal train waa r«|uU!tloncd
on Saturday morning nhonf ? o'ulnett,
to convey MIko Kurek to the hoipl-
of-the Socialist party of Canada in
tlio Finnish hall on Sunday, the 30th.
Everyone is invited to attend.
The..'Sla'v population ' of. Bellevue
celebrated Easter in a. very becoming
way nnd are still at it. ., '
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The" Hlllcrest Co-operatlvo society
held the first half-yearly general meet-
Ing'.in the Union hall'on Wednesday,
March 19, nnd wo arti""plonsod'lo report the progress mnde for tlie period
from May 9, 1912,,to January 25, 101 ft.
Snles during this period amounted to
tho total'of $87,-150.97; tho not profit
from operating during the above period amounts tb $i,3iiG,77, which was
recommended for' distribution us follows; Dividend ou shareholder!!' purchases, at fi iper cent, $925,00; Inter-
ORt on capital, 8 .per cent per annum,
$150,00; carry to rusorvo account $28: •
77, Tlio shareholders consldor tho
forogolng rosult to be highly satisfactory In view of tho heavy Initial ex-
penseB. .
Vico-Prosldont Jones paid us a flying visit Inst wook.
Tho new storo whioh waH oroetod
by Mossrs, Crulckahnnk and Burnott
Is now camplatod. As thoir lease on
McLean's building expires on tho first
day of April thoy lmvo employed hoiiio
extra help In order to movo tho^1 Block
Into tho new bulldliifr.
Waltor, thoy fooled you tills time,
Tho'mlnos nro working steady hut
tho, dlnkoyp which nro used for hauling conl to tho I Ipplo woro taken seriously 111 lately, The output has do-
orrnHod con sld ora lily lint wo undor-
stand tlm Invalids are to bo roplacod,
, A couple of tlm t'alr «ox, chaperoned
by Walter nml Jack, ilrovn to JJlalr-
more on Monday ovonlng and attended
tlio danco which was hold In Uio opera
Dick Mnrshull arrlvod homo on Hun-
dny morning, NcoiIIchb to say, Mr.
Marshall nml with'hearty congratulations from tho lllllcrcat boys on hln
HiKicoHH In tlio meant boxing match,
Mr. Joaopli Cirafton of Hollovuo paid
a flylriK visit to MlllnrnHt on TiiPRdnv,
(tlily Munro, who ha» boon on a
vitiit tu liw (ornuir homo In WoHtvlllo,
X, H„ reliiriicd to Uillcreal last week.
The many friends of John O'Neill,
who wiih tiikuii to tho houpitiil luat
wruk Hiiffiirliig from ft sovoro attack
ol pneumonia, me plcnaod to hear that
ho lit rocovorlim.
MeH»rfl. Joo McMullln and Patrick
Dujay nttondoil tho Liberal convention
In Colnnian on Wednesday.
truck and whilst passing a team on
the grade' ran too near the edge, and
the,machine.went over. Two men,
who were riding in the auto,'-jamped
clear but the owner went over with it.
The machine turned completely over
twice'before the man fell clear.vWh'e.'i
he was:> picked ■■ up practically every
bone in his body was broken. He
leaves a wife and three small children. Mr. Marshall was only in ths
country a short time and was one of
the Marshall brothers who run a dru.j;
and jewelry business in Taber. Th-a
funeral took place on Wednesday from
the Methodist church and was larg-?.;.-
The "Gentlemen of Taber" gave a
dance in Cousin's hall on Tuesday
night. A very enjoyable time w.as
spent. The hall was beautifully deco
rated for the o'ecasion, the ceiling
representing a snow scene, and it waa
evident that nothing had been sparsi
-to make it a success. Gaskell's orchestra of Lethbridge was in attendance. One feature, pleasing to ail
was the moonlight waltz, the ligh.s
being turned out<for the occasion, and
a soft-covered light representing the
moon rising above the horizon' was
put on and the "gentlemen of Taber"
and their fair partners waltzed around
to the strains of sweet-music.-**- Ahem!
, The Socialist lecture in the Palm
theatre on Sunday was not very well
attended, but' those who were there
heard a good address given by ,T. E.
Smith. The speaker touched 911 all
the big industries and showed' how the
.values created by labor were divided
the greater part going to capitalists,
mostly in foreign lands, and the workers getting a' bare Subsistence. The
attendance, while mostly Socialist, also included men who had oirly heard
of Socialism as put forth by some people as a sort of divide-up plan, where,
if a man had two dollars,- some loafer
could come along and demand one of
them. 'One man in particular confided
to a friend before the-meeting that ail
Socialists were crazy and the most,
f them too lazy lo work. ■' Before Comrade Smith -had been ' speaking five
minutes this fellow was all attention,
ancl before the speaker closed, he had
a different idea of'how this country
should be'_run. He was going around
town on Monday apologizing to peoplo
istic opinions. This was Comrade
Smith's first visit to Taber, but we,'
expect to see him again In thc near
A convention of tlie Liberal party
will be held in Taber 'on Monday
March 31st, A meeting to • elect delegates is called for Friday night. It
is understood that Archie McLean, the
present member will' receive the nomination, There is no Conservative candidate In the Held so far, although
some of- the party leaders from Cal-
sary havo been in. town trying to git
the local men into action. The only
opposition expected Is from the Socialists, but so far thoy havo,not announced thoir candidate. „
The Canada West mino Is working
steady this weok. The cold weather
has brought In a bunch of orders,
perienced did-not enlist to fight. The
wars of the world have been fought
by youths, who, because of inexperience, did not and' could not understand the significance of war. The
masters could not maintain themselves
a year if they appealed to those who
understood' the game. It is only by
'deceiving the hot-headed, unsophisticated youth that they are able to
maintain tho barbarism of war to this
For the serious offence of laughing
Priynte T. Lyon, of the Firsl Northamptonshire regiment, was court-mar-
tia'lled    at    Crownhlll.   The   official
charge was "conduct prejudicial to
military discipline." . Dance-Colonel
Sharp stated that on the 11th inst. he
was in charge of defaulters at Raglan
barracks, Devonport. Accused was
late in falling-in, and when spoken to
he laughed. Sergeant-Major Down
said he noticed the accused laughing,
and asked the reason. Accused, the
sergeant-major alleged, said he was
laughing because he had, Deen aske^
the reason why he had tailen ,jn late.
Lyon said he was not laughing at
Sharp's question. On his way to parade he heard a funny remark, and he.
could not help laughing. Sentence
will bo promulgated in due course.
I). I. Woods, a clork In iho iwir do-
paitmont ut vViishlngton, has furnish-
od the I)u ran go, Colo,, Demccrnt pomo
Interesting data on tho civil war. lie
finds that this war was fought largely
by hoys. Of tho 2,278,588 enlisted in
that wor on tho union sido, all but
118,000 wore loss than 21 yeai'B old!
Tho lint Ir tm follows:
25 boys—10 yours of ago.
38 boyfl-—11 years of ago,
22fi boys—-12 years of age,
300 boyH—-in yours of ago,
' 105,000 boys—14 aud 15 years of afc'c,
12(1,000 hoys—10 years of ago,
(il3,000 boys—-17 yours ol ago,
307,000 boyH—18 years of ago,
1,009,000 boys—18 to '21 yi-iii'H ol' ami,
It will bo soon that tho old and ox-
• ' We carry a full line 0f^
Red Feather & Tartan Canned Goods
Prices Right
Satisfaction guaranteed or money back
Phone 103        :«:      ° Frank, Alta.
Don't forget to iry^Easion's
y. , When yon want '
Coleman Bakery
^ *,-   Alex. Easton, Prop.
The Store the Peo
Kobin Hood Flour, OSs $3.45
Robin Jlbod Flour, 40s  1.75
Canned Goods
Toinntoes, largo, per onn..,.
Tomtitoes, largo, per case...
Corn or Bonus, greuu or wax
por cim  ."...-	
por caso	
Ripe Oranges, doz 40, .45, .50
Free from i'rost.
Ml goods of the highest stand
ard and ivnrranlod
week to week.
I'resh    from
i'ciis. por cnn  ■,,.
Pojih, , prr case 	
Canned Fruits
Mlnnvhcrries, Raspberries,
2s, por can  '., .22%
2s, per ease   5.25
IVaclios, Pears, per cnn,,,,    ,20
Peaches, Pears, per case,,,, 4.60
Union Brand Tea per lb... '.35, .40
Specially packed in tlie riu'-
doiiH of Ceylon for the store
llie people own.
Frcsh Gathered Kggs, do/,...    .40
Kvcry one wnrruntod
The  largest stock  of  wearing
apparel for children, .women and.
men (made under fair conditions
of labor) in the Pass,
^\rt Clollios
►Slaler Slices
(Union label)
(!arlinr|l's Overalls and Gloves
King of the Hoiul Overalls and
Smocks, King of the Kond Shirts.
Made for tlio true sons of-labor
who care about, the other follow.
Annual Trado Exceeds ,One Hun.
drcd Thousand Dollars.
Keep the Money in Coleman
A nnd nfiflitonl neciirroil mt tho lilll
comlnK up from tho Belly rlvor*. north
of town, on Mondny moralo**. A far-
m*r, nanwd -In-* Jfiwftalt, from XUt-
My, waa coming to town tn ht* fiuto-
Stylish Young Fellows
The masterful kI.vIcn of Ilnhberliii .Made lo AU-ii-
HUi'11 Clntln'Niippeiil In Hie "Stylish Yomitf l'Yllow"
iin 110 other kinds can, There is 11 style without,
"freakiiii'Ns" fit, and ijiiality lhat murk the wearer
as it well di'i'ssed yoimi,' mini, And limy cost no
more tli'iti I lie roinniniHT sort.
Our Shoe Department Is Complete
Fino Shoes from $3.00 to $0.00 '
Mine Shoes from $2,70 to $6.00
Our rcKiihir fine nIh>ch iuul Ijeekie mine fdioeH
seeoml to none.   (Jiiiility and Htyle absolutely
Blalrmoro, Alta.
Sole Agcncf Tho House of Bobbcrlln, Liuvited IP*"*- "-AAA  "'■!',.   ?,"-■-v' X. ■
it     $L- --, ,   ','    i .       ^f    -, <**        3ll    ,
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The Company receives deposits subject to cheqiie paying 4 per cent interest on average monthly balance.      t
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The Company mak^s loans on' real estate, stocks, bonds, debehtures and other securities and discounts,,
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Wills, Management of Estates Etc.
The Company acts as executor under wills, undertakes the management of estates, and acts as Assignee.       \
Real Estate and Insurance
The Company handles real estate of,high class nature4 only, and insurance in all its branches.
Why We Deserve Supports—
We will use our capital and deposits for the development of the Crow's Nest Pass.
We will not send money to the East or New York for investment.
We will extend to the small depositor as liberal and courteous treatment as the man of large interests.
We  will extend to all  as  liberal treatment as is in accordance with conservative management.
Wo will  at all times be accessible for reliable advice  on investments.
We are here to stay and we will circulate our money so as to improve  local, conditions.
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:Ppbfessidnali Mid-Wife
,'When in Spokane ,"see: ...Dr. Mary
'.Swartz,, Specialist in Female Troubles.
, Expert •'; confinement. * cases;    good
home" for patients! '■     " '  ;.   ■
Di. Mary Swartz      .,
Galena Blki,- Room 5,,Post apd Ri'ver-
; side, Spokane, Wash.
One of the
C. J, ECKSTORM      Prop,
LelliBiridge, Alta.
Or. de Van's Female Pills
' v A tellableFrenchiegulator;never fails, These
•pills are exceedingly powerful in regulating* the
generative portion of the female system. Refuse
■ all cheap imitations.   Dr. de Tan's are sold at
JEla box. or three for J10.   Mailed to any add.-ess.
Xbc Scobell Drug Co.,' St. Catharlnei, Ont.
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Beware of
Sold oii the
Merits of
You're always welcome here
Clean Rooms, Best of
Food and every
Pr Carosella
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Dry Goods, Grocen.s, Boots and Shoes
Gents' Furnishings
A. McDougall, Mgt.
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Manufacturers of and Dealers in all kinds of Rough
and Dressed Lumber
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Send us your orders
Mouls that tasto like
mother iiHod to oook
Best in the Pass
-Jos, Grafton, Proprietor,
Fernie Hotel
Best Commerdial House
,   in the Pass
Excellent Cuisine
Fernie Cigar Store
and Hatrdressing Parlor
Billiards and Pool
Lunch Counter
Ben Wallace   -   Mgr,
Liquor Co.
Wholesale Dealers in
Mail Orders receive
prompt attention
List of Locals District 18
nnnlilinnd  P. Whentley, T^n*nV1io*n<l. Altn.
Tloavor Crook  D.  Knmp, llonvnr Crcnk, via Plnehor.
Uollovuo  Jftmou Hurler, Ilox JIO, IlollovtKi Altn.
Nlnlrmoro  W. L. EvnnB. Ulalrmoro, Altn.
Niirmls  J. Dorbyirtilro, Hurmis, Alta.
Onrbnndnli* ,T   VHrtinH  Pirlmnfliie rmli*y*'i**i .^).
Canraora  N, D. Thricliuk, Canmore, Alta,
Coleman , W. Ora bam, Colomnn, Alta. <-
Corbin J, JonoB. Corbin, I), C.
Chinook Mlnoi  W. It, HukIi-od, Chinook, via Diamond City, Alt.
Diamond City J. 13. Thornhlll, Diamond City, LothbrldBo.
Pernio,,, ThOB. Uphill, Pernio, a C.
Krank  Kvan M organ, rVnnk, Altn.
Hosmer W, naldorntono. Tloamer, Tl. C.
MtllcreBt Jaa. Oordon, Ulllcroat, Alu.
Lethbridge L.  Mooro, 1731 Sixth Avenuo, N. Lethbridge,
Uhbrtdge Collieries.. Prank UarrinBham, Coalhnr*t, Alta.
Maple Leaf, John T. William*, Maple Leaf, Bellevue, Alta.
Michel , M. Burr oil, MIchol. B. C.
Monarch Mine WtMfynd. Elcan P. 0„ Taber, Alta.
raubutK..... A. Zuakar, l'awburg, Alta,
Royal View... Om. ft 4*n, Royal Collieries, Lethbridge, Alts
Taber A Patlereon, Taber, Alta
- *£?' Ju*?es de paix, et commissionaires suivants qui'cmt l'autorite,prendre des declarations et de preparer, des
documents' pour ceux' qui'.yeuhlent
etre naturalises et aussi-d'inscrire les
noms des citoyens sur la listV electorate. Les contralours (auditors)' aussi
peuyent faire inserire les noms'des
voteurs, sur la liste electorate.   '   . ' -
U'se'guenti giudici di pace e earamis-
sionari' sano impieno potere di rilasci-
are affidavits carte di cittadinanza, e
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metterni alia lista elettarale.    ,B -' •
■ L. E'. Drake, Passburg, Alta.
Wm. Graham, Hox 58, Coleman.
.Louis Trono,. Banff.
Frank Wheatley, Bankhead.
.Oliver Johnston, Lundbreck.
Arthur C. Raper, Maycroft, '
Wm. Chalmers, Burmis.
John  Magdall, Passbiirg.
John Taylor, Hlllcrest.   "
Evan Morgan, Prank."
John Griffiths,, Lille.
Paul Baron, Box 158, Coleman.
Nick G. Thacuk, Canmore.
Peter Patterson, ■ Blairmore.
Wm. Cole, (poolroom) Bellevue.
•Dave Hyslop, Coleman.
Peter Paterson, Blairmore.
Evan Morgan, Frank.
Jas. Burke, Bellevue.
John Kerr, Passburg.    '•
John Grimshaw," Hlllcrest.
John Griffiths, Lille.
Wm. 'Chalmers, Burmis.
Arthur C. Paper, Maycroft.
Oliver Johnston, Lundbreck,,
Nick C. Thacuk, Canmore.
■ Frank' Wheatley, Bankhead.
Louis Trono, Banff.
La "United, Mine Workers" deH'Illi-
'uois durante .una recente .convenzione
S'fatale tenuta in Peoria, ha passato
una risohfzione in, seguito alia quale
gli 82 mila minatori di 'quello Stato
lascierebbero il lavoro e proclamereb-
bero lo sciopero qualora gli Stati ijjii-
ti dishiarassero una guerra ail un'altra
Potenza od un'altra Potenza ia dichi-
arasse'agli Stati Uniti.
Tale deliberazione e staf-a ora pas-
sata alia convenzione dei Lavoratori
Internazionali per essere approvata.
"Quando i"'lavoratori,'che, al postutto
son quelli che vanno a guerreggiarl;,
comprehderanno 1'importanza di tale
decisione, yi saranno meno vedove e
meno orfani a piang'ere la morte de;
loro mariti e dei loropadri,'-che veu-
gono condottial macello colla scusa
di-un falso patriottlsmo. Solo coloro
che fann'o scoppiar le guerre devono
assoggettarsl ai disastrosi combatti-
menti, perehe i'lavoratori non devono
essere immischiati in lotto che ridon-
dano tutte a beneficio dei capitalisti
P. ft   flnnnn  itct  i[,nnn]n.
"Una delle" cause prime, so; non la
prima addiritura, della ■ prbstituzione
die si va sempre piu estendendo negli
Stati Uniti, va ricercata nei meschinl
e Irrisorli salarii che vengono-pagati
alle operaie ed alle ragazze di magaz-
zino e d'ufflcio."
Cosi ha dichiarato l'altro giorno una
nota signora Americana, studiosa dl
problemi sociali.
. E non ha errato quella signora.,
Ora che tutto e aumento dl prezzb
cime puo una giovane, una donna qual-
siasi campare onestamente e decente-
raente la vita con. ael, aette od otto
dollarl settl)nanall quando dev'o pen-
sar da sola ai proprio sostentamento
od alle nuraerose altre necesslta della
vita?-La povoretta, spaventata' dalle
trlstl sue comlizlonl' economiche, at-
tratta dnl fascino dol Iubuo al laacia
facllmento adoacare e sedurre da qual-
cho Gnnimodo, cho lo fa vodoro tutto
aolo o flori, e la dlBgrazIata dapprlma
si mostra indignaln, poi, comincia at-
tontennaro o finisco por codoro por
lasclnrsi corrompore. Una volta sulla
ohinu dol vlzio, o impossiblle nrrostar-
In. Essa porcorrora tutto 11 aontioro
(loirinfamln, del dlsonoro o dolln vor-
gotenn, por pol morlro in ,«n oapodaloj
collo carnl marelto, coll'nnlma corrotta
hn proHtltnsslono o liulubblamonto
mm dollo piu .gravl pitiRlio cho nffllp;-
gono gli Stati Unltl, o i Loglfllnlorl do-
vrobboro trovnro modo ill porro un nr-
(rlnn n. tnntn rnrruzlnnn. V.n-il Imniio
I'obbllRo dl oinannr loggl clio naHlcu-
rlno nllo oporaio un dlncrnto anlnrlo
olio lo poiiRn in gi'nilo dl potnr vlvoro
Hoiiaa condurro min vltri linmornlo,
Honzft RottnrHl In lirucelo nl vlzlo od
alio ipronllliiislonn; IprbI clio lo Bill vino'
dnl vontloro dopo ill FniiBtl, loro Imcl,
lo loro cnrriKsm | loro nrnplnmil u mlllo
nltrl timnntl.
Iliivvl (|iiliuil dn Hjionrit olio l'oiinrn
opurntrlcfl pomlncl Hiihlto o vogllanio
Hpornro cho I noHtrl LcglaUitorl Hiippl-
a no proiuliu'o (|iiimlo problorun In hoi-Iu
coiiHldornzlonp. o olio trovlno II moiib
d! Hiilvaru dnl dlMiiioro il fior fioro
dolla noHtra gloviMitu!
Le 20 mila sartine scioperanti' di
Xew York, che qualche giorno fa ave-
vano lasciato.lc loro occupazioni por
migliorare le loro condizioni, sono tor-
n.ite a lavoro, avendb ottenutu le 50
o:'e ,cli lavoro per settimana, uu iiunimi-
tc di paga del 15 per cento, ii riconos-
cirnento della loro'u'hione ed altre concession! di minore importanza.
Questo sciopero,e stato uno dei piu
brevi che ricordino gli annali del lavoro della grandi Met'ropoli, de e stato
coronato da una siplendida viltoria.
Come I lettori ricorderanno, l'avvo-
cato Clarence Darrow era stato arres-.
tato sotto la graVe accusa di corruzi-
one di glurati durante il processo dei
fratelli McNamara, svoltosi a Los. Angeles, Calif., qualche,tempo fa.
In questi giorni a Los Angeles ebbe
luogo il' processo a carico del Darrow,
ma alle conclusione i Giurati, non es-
sendosi trovati d'aecordo? non poter-
ono pbrtare ■ pessun verdetto, ragione
per cui dovra farsi una nuova causa!
che principiera il 31 del corrente Mar-
,zn._J •*__
J. O. Bentall
Nollo mlnloro ill LnilyHinlt.li n rum-
borlnnd, nol BrltlM Columbln, oontln-
«.4 .ti.L.H.<u»o,Ul» Ol kVilipLTO Otil lllllia-
icirl, 3 iju;j]3 Cuiuur ^.oiv ,.„ii„i,..l}V.
(11 frniollnnzn, dl nnlono, dl roatanza <•
tenncla. nnnomaiiiioAnvi orolcnmontis
a mlllo dlfingl, a mlllo brutnllta com-
niOBio da pnrto dogll nblrrt dolln com-
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*■'*. • »"-•   t »i^vik.»^ l.V *. iVVl-u**.** UilLlA^un
o rlvendlcaro 1 cnlr«atntl o concussl
loro djrltll o por ottonero un tratta-
montb piu iimnno,
Le compaRnie notio rSuacltp, per
raoixo del loro agontl, ad arruolaro
wn bwon numero ill -rnimlrl, elo* tnn-
rono alcune mlnlero in parxlalo at-
Uvlta; mn Vorvrn lorn non bnntn nl
bluoRno, od 1 padroni dl tall mlnlero
vanno nlornalmonto inconlro a dollo
•peua o a delle perdite ononni.
411 eeioperantl, ora piu cho mnl, con-
(Idana In una atreptton vltloria. V*r
aitevolare la rlu*clla. tutti I minatori
•ono prcgatl dl atar Jontanl da quel
Dlrtreito, dorn I fratolll comb-iUnno
li>«r una nobllluima eauM.
; Kapltan Robert F. Scott sa vybral
vyhl'adat* juJnu. tbfinu. On ju I naS-
lei, a bol pripraveny na zpiatofinu ces-
tu. .
Ako zvesti hovorla, ho na zplatofinej
ceate zachytll vel'ky blizzard, vichor,
i s Jeho sudruhmi, tak ie aa nemohil
dostat* nazad k ich stanici. Oni boli
len asi 10 mil* od stanov, ked' boll
vSotci zurlvym neprlatei'om prirody
Ukrutna zimn a hlad zaprlCinlly Ich
Tato tragedla tychto obetavych mu-
2ov jo smutna a bol'aatna. Oni zano
dial! svorjlch mllych v nadeji, ?,o an
oSto uvldla po prokonanl vol'kej voci,
lctora lm mala donlost' alavu, tak iato
i ich vlaatl, n Iato tic?, roklamu obcho-
dnym bmlovnm prlrody a vynalo-znv.
v Alo oni pomroll, loho nomohli oh-
Blahnut' tepla a potravy.
Alo znatavmo bii na chvll'u a mys-
llmo, f,o na torn hodo, kdo Scoit a Jolio
fityrla Biidruhovla pailll, siiila vol'ka
hudovn, plnn dohryni pokrmom, a ?.o
mnjltol'^ toji>,o budovy by bol prohovo-
rill "Vy tulnel, Id'lo.odo dvnrl, n to
Imod,' n iioloztn ml Hpm vine a ncpok.
nftiijto ln:i!"
A 'prodntiivnio al tlu?.. So tnn miijit
ol' vlnatnil kopu ttlrnilnlkov nh'bo pn-
liclu, aby Scottn a Joho druliov iidrjLo-
vnlu hpdno d'nloko tohoto vol'liiiho, v-
*«tkym iiioKiiyni tiniiliioriiilio domii, uno
oni tymio poloznir/.lyin n poloBlvyin
oil hliiilu n zlmy imprntlimll hliivy,
A iioniyHlImn hI I; tnmu, ?,o Idilo
mujlinl* by mnl Ht'i. po ruko mid I bo
imilpiiml n prnvnlkml a puuMI Injuiic-
lion, KiKlny zukiiz, jirotl Kottovl, u hy
ho xuvrcli. A koiinfiiii) pniilHtiivmo hI,
't ti<nto niiijlto* nml iio*. nun d'nloko,
bllxo JuUnolio, )>oln, kiuntol'ii, ktory
Imvoril Sgotlovi n joho itriihnm trlpi-
U'l'oiu, Kit nnifiii liyt, ftt'iiHtnl. Sn trplu,
lobo t,n loli an to ^nltn ulcSimn Blnv.n
a vt'Cnu nuloHt' v domo v-n*finont.l--v
V Mtt hI It Idiiiii poniygllmit, ?.u tun
laty mnjltor znrindll iloliroClunoRt,' k-
(nlil h.l IIIAIH UllZtMlll po ZHHlUitllyc'l
, ,.....■(.! ,4 i.i'iluit.iii.Ufit.iti, kiiiltt iiii: lul.-
aJln Srolto n Jeho druliov zu hod'iy* li.
A konp*Pn<t prodntnvmo ni, lc torn A'-
nloko od liypnntlflnyoh Itonfllktov, ud
throrll u Idol, tonto mnjltor by n.-hnl
....?.u» ...it..., .  .. V.....M.H Usj UA|i|-ini :r,
ktory nlo HyHtomntlfino *mocn|| ha mo
cl mul aoottom, ktory bol opravnony
nn viotko,' on, ton majltol,' poniono-
"itI HvoJIm lo, to holo gpoliino, a prls-
ii'» znknznl Scot I ov I a Jeho druhom ua
to Blahnut,' n n-nrhnl Arotta I n }mho
drulimi y.oinrci' od tltny a hladu trov-
nn nn praiin ).«)no<dl n vR«rk«thii, fi
b/ boln Scotta n Joho druhov Ktti'hia-
Co to hovorite? Co by bola iu to
Pcottova nuuil-elka povedalat Co bt
na to povfdala elviiliacUT
Vy mt» pomonu.tete neimvu^rivm
Povicto, lo som Idiot, blattM, ked* yiV
om fnko hlnpf ft blatnlvo voci.
Ja som Ak nie.
.r'Zrbvna tu v Chicagu', v New YorJus,
Boatone, v Minnealpolise, v bonvere a
San Francisku a v2ade dookoia v tejto
zemi mrznu a mru muzovia, 2eny, deti
—zrovna pred vratmi prepliieriych sk-
ladisk, elevatorov—pod upatim hi-omad
uhlia.-       _     .' ..:'.'•..,
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..A on^mru hladom; mru zimou?
. Oni vze'tci mru, lebo bohatiainocai
nedovoiia im upotreblf zivnost* a tit-
lie, ktore vZetko tito hladom mruci a
zimou mruci svojimi vlastnymi rukami
vytvorili,—tito muJovia, ich SSouy a
ich'dietky. ■
.' To je 2le.
' Tak zle, 2e my musime zakubit' toto
zlo. • l
■Vlozte tuto zem s jej strojimi.a viet-
kymi pramenmi k 2ivotu nutnymi do
ruk l'udu,,tak aby to mohol potrebo-
vat.' ^
Pracujte'dpom i nocou, k dobe, kedy
nebude muset' Clovek hladom mret'
uprostred hojnosti.
Je dosf na torn, Ze Scotti s jeho
druhml musel zomref priJuZnej toCni,
d'aleko od hojnosti.
Je zloCinom nccliat' l'ud,,5eny a deti
mret' v otvoronom poli hojnosti.
Socialism—socialism sam napravl toto zlo.
One who has nothing to lose is generally willing to take chances,!        , T
(With apologies to Rudyard Kipling
1 and  everybody  else)
A fool there was and he dug a hole,  .
' Even as you and I. e
And he slid'In-the hole on a slippery
pole      *.  ,
Ami .worked like the dickens digging
coal, .      . ,
•Even' as yoa and 1.
Tie struggled'away till the work was
done, '
, Even as you and I.
And found when 'twas ove.r he had
dug a .ton,
And he pointed proudly to what he
had won,
Even as you and I. "
He brought the coal to the light' of
• day, . '    ,
• -   Even as you and I.
He listened'in earnest-and heard the
boss say ,
"I'll give you a scuttle full for your
pay,"   • '    ' ., .   ,    ""
Even as you and I.
And it wasn't the work, and it wasn't
' the sweat,
That made the fellow sore,-
It~was-"di"gging a~toh and getting "a
That made him say, "I'm a great big
Evan as you and I.
v *.
So what did he do when the truth he
Even as you and I.
Why, he went right back to his holo
in the ground,, ■
And dug out a ton and got a pound,
Even as you and I.
And it isn't the,rich 'Dug that makes
us mad, ,
And fume and fret and sigh;
It's the gol-darned' fool that dug, that
And keeps on voting to dig the coal,
For a vampire that doesn't glvo a d~
for hia ooul, /
• Even ab you and I.
—Ed. C. Wright In International Socialist (Australia).
A magazine poot Hnya: "It la hard
to ho poor." Perhaps it Ib, hut wo
havo always Imagined it waa onay to
bo a poor magazine puet.
I! you were tcld ol o new
discovery Ior the treatment of
couchs, colds nnd bronchitis,
ns cortnln in its notion on nil
chest troubles us nnlkonn 1;
on diphtheria, or vaccina: ion o,i
B'.tiftU-po-K, wouldn't yon led
IHtccIvhiuIta trial? Ikpcd/iHy
It you coul I try it for filly cent.;!
Pups ia tho discovery!
JVij.jsiluulJtMa tulili'm, »»ally \\ni\i-
ind in uir mnl f;oriit-|no'ii t.iivt-r /.-tl.
Tli>y mntuln n'r'-iin m ■•lloiiitl in;;" ■
liienta, which, when )>•■..;.).1 tipr.n "tl.'i
toiiip'ii, iinii)inliii("ly nun into viipmtr,
Mid ura Kt ouon' lirontln'il ilowu th* »lr
pumnxM to I lm l\iii)t*, On tlieir ionrn-y,
lliuy iimUiu Um ii.ll.'iMiKil ami lniuu.1
inimiliraiuin n| thu lir.niulii tl Ciihon, lint
(luliniilo walli of lliu air pinwUi**, nn<t
lliially «nt«p nnd cmry r. Iif(and lii'iliiu;
It* !lm ^*inll!.inirii ,... I ll,,., n r -.n.*.. I . tl %
Li a Mor<>, tiiiiSi ii, li'j*..'.1 i.r <.. .
c%n get to tlio iu i>i nml air | i i,i^ •.
tht-M Popi fumci attti tlmro dumt, nml
it, onca c.'inniiiiiu i tliuir vmrlt ol Im.ilii::,
Top* aro entiroly dUilncl (rum Uu
old fnnliloiied Iin nlil conjih cnr^n, wiiWn
.1*1* m.*r,.lf. I**.t,1liit,*   ,1   it,,it  *)tt»  ».rtM -..I
•ml naverro-tch tlm lnn^.1. 2'uju ti'»t-
merit of ooiigln ami of.ldn ii diro..t treat-
If you hnv* tint rcUrlwl P«p», cut
out thii «rtl'K wriu tciiM it
tha nnmo nnd iUte of tliu p-tpor.
and mail it (with lc. iuu.p to
Eiy return )>oiUu«) to Pup* tV,
or'into. A Ir** tn»l pucUot
will th«n ba Mnt you.
AU dru^ijU'* «ni
•toraa tuli Pep* at
Experienced mothers say
Zam-Buk is best for children's injuries and skin
troubles, because:
It is herbal—no poisonous
mineral coloring.
It is antiseptic—prevents
cuts and burns taking the
wrong way.
It is soothing—ends pain
It heals every time.
Just as good for grownups.    ■>
Sold at all store* and
Nowhere in the Pass can be
found  in  such  a  display  of
Wel have the best money
car, buy,, of Beef, Pork, Mutton; Veal, Poultry. Butter,
Eggs, Pish, "Imperator Hams
and Bacon" Lard, Sausages,
Weiners and Sauer Kraut.
Calgary Cattle Go,
R 0 Y A L
Bar Unexcelled
All White Help
• Everything
Call in and
see us once
Phone 56
Mr. P. p. Seacoy, 'of Medicine Hat,
writes in reference to the wondGrful
Metzgcr Vitalizer Body Battery as follows:—.   , ' ■    ,
"If 1 could not buy another one from
you, I would not take twice thc price
of your Body Battery Lo sell it." Hundreds of other voluntary, enthusiastic
testimonials describe the tremendous
benefits procured from this astounding
invention, which completely restores
to falling mankind all tho snap and vitality, of health, without drugs, medicines, dieting, or other like inconvenience or expense. An amazing cure
as well for rheumatism, weak back,
stomach, kidney trouble and varico- ,
cole. Positively gives better results
than any other Battery made, and requires no charging with vinegar or
acids.      , „
• Sold at a low price without fancy
books. Booklet with full particulars •
mailed free; sealed.
DEPT. C* ,   *
Office hours 10-12, 2-5, 7-8 daily.
the Best of
Fine "Meckwear, Sox, Ctfps, Underwear, Shirts, Suits,
Trunks, Grips, Boots- <& Shoos, come to
James H. Naylor, Bellevue
Everything sold with a guarantoo thnt if not satisfactory, you can roturn it ar.d get "your money back
Insurance, Real Etate
and Loans
Money to Loan on first class Business and Residential property
woro tho FIRST PRIZE and tho GOLD MEDAL
at tho Edmonton Exhibition awarded to
Because thoy aro THE BEST ON THE MARKET, that's why.
Buy thorn all thc time at
THE  41    MARKET   CO.
R/VM nn/VH/VM. Marnier
P110N1!  11
Over McLean's iPrug Store
Our new HultliiuN nre lien*. Hploiulltl wi-arcrn,
hnndunnip iwi-hIh uiul worHtodn, Drop in ntul in-
■poet them.
Latest Now York nml I'-nri* Style****.
Genuine French Syttem of Dry Cloning
Lnillo*' Fan<y Oarmentu a flpoclilty.   Ptathem,
Fiirn, OIoyw, LniiiM' or M«n'« Mafu donned or
dyed and Worked, nny ttylo,
At rcatonnblo price*.
Out-of-town work attended to promptly
£ "-i-*-*"v,- -<<X.
■'■: ^'XA'^yy AAXsA AA AAAy^^^'O^tX.
h$M ■
- *f,
- a«f.K
I s<?
Tt is only hy a personal examination of the garments thai their t^ue wb^
* dated.     To see them is   to want them.     They possess the distil
discerning woman seeks and the variety is of an extent that  makes choosing^ ^ ^/eaiWrfc
Come tomorrow and inspect these suits and dresses they> will appeal' iaryou:^^:-:-  ^v->
Tailored Serge Suits   ,
Ono model in suits is in tailored serge in black,
navy, nnd broAvn. Coat is cut iiVsemi-box and fastens in'cutaway style with three buttons. Skirt
is plainly tailored with small pleats. The linings
are of heavy satin serge; thc finish and styles are
.of tbe newest and thc ^
PRICE   ONLY   $15.00
1 v *      ••
Men's Department
s New Spring Clothing and Furnishings arriv'i
ing daily. ■ We are now ready to supply your ne^ds
with the latest and best in     ' •
and a Full Line of Furnishings
Silk Dresses $15.00
We cannot emphasize too strongly the exceptionally good points of our silk' dresses at $15.00.
The colorings are perfect, the-styles, the fit, and
the trimmings are beyond expectations. The material is a plain messaline and shot taffeta.
. V    PRICED   AT  $15.00    ■'
Boys' Clothing
Special for Saturday
."We will show a big range of boys' blue scrsc
suits and double-breasted suits with plain; knicker
or bloomer pants. ..Also a range of new tweeds and
Avorsleds.   We keep extra pants to match suits.
Boys' Odd Knickers
• We have all styles of boys' odd pants.    Plain
knickers and bloomers, in blue serges, tweeds and
corduroys.    All sizes from 22 to 33 waist measure.
Priced' from 60c to $1.75 per pair
Grocery Specials
Fresh Eggs, per doz ' 30
Fry's Cocoa, y. lbv tins     .20
Molasses Snap Biscuits, 2 lbs...   x.\   .'25
Robin- Hood 'Porridge Oats, iii cartons.'-, *   .25
Bulk Cocoanut, per lb .' 25
Braid's Best Coffee, ground, 2 lbs      .90 ~
Birds Egg Powder, 2 tins ". '..'    .25
Bird's Custard Powder, 2 tins '...' 25
Crawford Peaches, 2s, 2 tins....-  ' .35.'
Pumpkin, 3s. 2 for . \.",     ..25 *
Evaporated. Prunes, 3 lbs for!.. r   - .25
Fresh Cranberries, per lb '• .10
Five Roses Flour, 9S lb. sack ■..'.  3.25
Chivers' Jain, 5' lb. tin '    .65
Queen Quality Pickles, 20 oz  .*   ."25
Ileinz Baked Beans, med. size, 2 for 35
Baby's, Own Soap; per bar...". .- ].   - ,30
Corn, 2 lb. tins, 3 for ' '...;...    .35
Tomatoes, 3 lb', tins, 7 for  '...'■:.. 1.00
Turnips,' 18" lbs. for..' .........;.'..    .25
Gold Dust Washing Powder, 3 lb. pkg.' .'.*...    .20
Gold Standard Ammonia, pts., 2 for.-;.' .'   '.-25, '
^Robertson's CreWChocolates, per lb .-..    .35 ^
Wool Dresses $6:50
Another model in wool dresses that.has won
favor is a plain all-wool serge and shepherd check'
dress, trimmed with lace or ribbon'collar and fancy
buttons. The price of tliis particular dress is so
(ridiculously low that the woman who-wants Iter
size will naturally have td be here' as early as possible.
Light Tweeds $15.00
Another model is in light tweeds in cutaway
and Norfolk coats. .The, skirts are''made in the
newest styles. Tho finishing and linings arc of the
best, and the        "*'■ v '
*   PRICE   ONLY   $15.00
Tweed & Worsted Pants
500 pairs of Men's odd Pants just opened up.
Fine tweed and worsted pantings, in full peg, semi-
peg and regular styles.   All sizes.   Priced at
$2.50, 3.00, 4.00, and up to $7.50 per pair,
New Spring*Hats
We are showing a great range of-men 's colored
and black soft and stiff felt hats. We have'Lire"
best products of both American and English manufacturers., Make-your; selection, while 'the stock
is complete.     -       v   -   ,
Store of
Alf. Budden addressed a big audi-
once at a Socialist meeting In Red
Deer lust week.
W; J. Scott, of Vancouver, formerly
of this city, is in town.
At 4 p.m. today, Friday, over 1300
names wero on tlio voters list.
Mrs. Walton will have the LadieB'
Guild of Christ church at her homo on
Wednesday noxt.    "
The Hosmor "Breach of Promise"
case hns been postponed until the 8th
of May.
In addition to the list of commissioners published In our liiHt week's
Iheuo, tho nn'mo of R. Phillips should
bo added.
Constiiblo tlornmn has loft for Port
Arthur, Out,,, to bring buck two men
tfh ohtnlnlUK from $:U)0 to $."00 worth
of goods on fulno uaslBiunoiitR from
llosmcr storokoopers.
A benefit dunce, umJnr tlm iutspU.uK
of tlm rnlndniilan Social ]);in<-f club,
tlio profloudMif which aro to no 16 tlio
Pal on iimmorinl fund, will lm hold In
Victoria hull on Tuesday, April M.
Tlio annual lmnl(t-t social and dunoij.
of tlm 1-Vnilo foot Iin 11 club will lm held
on April 'i'i. f'oiiti'IliiitloiiH of ImtikotH
will lie Uinnlifully n-coiveil, Members
of thn club nro roi|iii<Ht(>i| to iittniiil u
mooting In tin- niiiii i-noniH on Sunilny
nt, :s p.m.
No economic class will be hold on
Sunday evening owing to the meeting
of the co-operative society
Don't forget tho money by-law of
$10,000 for electric light extension.
Voting will take place on Friday night.
Commissioners nro handing in thoir
forms regularly, and the staff nt the
government office appreciate their
T. L. Ciissldy, of Winnipeg, "The Un-
patriotic Irishman." will lecture In the
Miners' hall on April Oth on behalf of
tho Socialist party of Canada.
On account of the May day colobrn-
tions taking place In Lethbridge, tlio
an mini social nnd dnnco of tho Socialist party Imn boon postponed nr.tll
May 10th.
Don't forget, only nine more days
to get on the voters roll,
T. H, Duncan/ the genial hotel man
of Passburg, ls a city visitor. -
Help yourself and your fellowwork-
ers by getting your name on the voters
roll. ' '■     ■
J. H. McGownn, on tho staff of the
local branch of tlie C.P.R. telegraph
office, has boen transfore'd to Medicine lint nnd ls being replaced by II,
Livingstone contonnury sorvlco will
bo held on Sunday next, March 30th,
at 11 n.-m,, and 7,30 p,m„ In tlio Knox
Presbyterian church, whon Ilov. A.
Stuart Mnchin, B, ])., will bo the
A mooting or the Fornlo Rod'and
(Inn club will lie hold on Tuesday ov-
fining next; April 1st, nt olglit, o'clock
In tho office'of II, W. llorclimor, All
those Interested Iu gunie protection
nro cordially hivlted tn'attend.
Hyiuptoins of onstnrn' ciiltnrn wow
In i-vldonif on tlm HUoots of Fornlo
lum, Tuesday night, wIumi n top lint
was soon on Victoria iivpiiuc Was
tho dnnco nn Tuesday nlglu icsjioiml.
All niflmborn nf tlm HocIhHhi. parly
nn- urgently ri.'wir<stf*(l to nltend an
Important business iimntlng to lm hold
In tlm Mlimrn' Imi) on Sunilny nftor.
mmii nt 2.J10 o'clock,
Workers   Hear
'The Unpatriotic Irishman'
(Vi'oni Wfnnipci;, Man.)
Address a mooting; in tho
Miners' Hall
It is rumored Hint Jim Douglas,
Vlnco Frodsbuiu ai/d possibly .luck
llatTliigton nmy take tlm flold on bo-
half of .1. II. Knlt,'lit lu Lnthbi'ldgo nnd
(!.■ M, O'llrlon lu tlm Rocky Mountain
Riding In the coining Allmrta elections,
At 7.30 p.m.
Discussion Invitod
FiM'tii'-'s "Hiiini't Hi<t" woro In
HtrmiKlh" rit tlm dn nro irlvon by tho
Liiiilos' niilid of Clii'lst. cliuroh In tho
Vli-lorlii hall last Timsduy, Tho ron-
tumi"« on view for tlm occasion aro
Hllll tlm talk of thoso who delight In
Htll'll   tOplC'H,
Am you on tho votors roll?   If not,
why not?
rr.tffii*.*    Itlifl,   r.1.t...   ,.*.-.t,    .1 ,
u, -        * -'if   	
IJ1«'fwii! inunti* nro boliic mnln^inoil hy
tho Isln thontro and tho npproclntlon
of tho jiubllc Ib evidenced by tho 'full
lioiisoH lliem nlKlitly.
Tho iiroifiam for Friday and Satur-
dnv  wit! Inrliirln "Tlm TlWln nf  Innnift
Mfi-Vi-nl." u roudoririg of Will Carlo-
ton's fnmoun poem, nnd tho fun of hnv-
Ing n good bunk account will be portrayed in a comody entitled "A Million
Dollnri." "An Energetic Membor of
tlm S. I». C, A." will foam™ the Powem
child actor*. Other ttlma of intcro6t
ero "Tlio Wheel of Doitlny," "Thn An-
mial Within," "Tbe Law of Ood," and
"The Clew In tha Dunt."
"The Dove In the Baltic's Ke«f, *
production by tlm Thtnhouaer company of Uio historical novel by Mrs.
Vonge, ti another feature that l« prora-
ImkI tb* iMtronn uf 10* Hi* \n the v«ry
near future.
. That the general public and minei-j
of Fernie are not behind hand ln turning out to support benefit concerts
was strongly evidenced by the largo
crowd that overtaxed the capacity of
tho Grand theatre on Wednesday
right. By lialf.paal seven no seats
wore availablo and In a, Bhort while
Uiere was not even standing room,
and many woro turned away from the
b.v office In addition to many otlur
ticket ho!''»rs who turnod up to,thl
thn1 admittance,wap imp'jauiblo,
Tho concort In ltsolf was a decided
success, tho vnrlous artistes rodorlng
tlieir parts In a vory ablo manner, and
It would perhaps be unfair to pick out
nny for special, mention. Wo havo a
good doal of local talont of which wo
mny well be proud and the appreciation of tho luiillonco wns not wanting.
Tho only hltoh in tho proceedings
was tlio fact that tho chairman, Mr. J,
Shanks, had to announco nt tho out-
stit, of his riiiimrks tliat tho comniltteo
had been unublo to socure tho special
train to Coal Crook, ns advertised,
This was entirely duo to unforosooii
circumstances, and wo bollovo Is the
first limn in which such iirningoinontn
havo miscarried, In coiiHeijuoijco of
tho .train leaving earlier tho program
was Honiiiwhnt shortened and in plncos
had to bo ro-arrnngod, Apart from this
It would appear that nil jiromint returned to thoir homoH well pleased
with tlio ontortainmont.
The commlttoo desire to take tills
opportunity of oxtondlng tluuiks to
the chalrnuin, the artlKtoH, and nil
thoso who no willingly cnino forward
to imslHt In making tho evening n huc-
f'f'Rs In such nn nilnilrnliln maunor.
Sliilenmnt of this fund will lm published In the eoliimna of the DlHtrlct,
Lodger In n future Isnun,
William Griffiths wishes to' com-
muhicate through the medium of this
paper his heartfelt thanks to all who
so kindly assisted, or in any way contributed to the success given in his
behalf, through which he 'received
from Mr. J. W. Gray the hdndsome
sum of $365.00,
Tiir nirAM
1   Receipts
Ticket Sales
$ 39.00
A.  I.  Fisher...."	
.1. Howbrook ....'.	
W. Wlnstanloy 	
Donation by W. H. Wilson..,.
.1. C. Turner,*,,.,	
Conl Creole Club	
? '10.00
■   13.00
Hunt  ',,,,
Amount turned over to
W. (IrirflthH	
The following marriage licenses were
issued at tho provincial government
office during the week: Henry Blak-
ey and Josephine Wetzel, both of Morrissey; Jas. ttoberts and Alice Rick-
ets, both of Fornlo.
MUNKWITZ—At'B'arrowB, Man., on
Saturday, March 22, Wm. Henry, In-
fant sou of Mrs, and tho late Mr. Wm.
Munkwltst, aged 8 months. The ,body
was brough here and the' funeral will
bo hold this (Friday) afternoon, from
tlio rosldenco of Mrs. Munkwltz, West
Fornlo, Rev. Dlmmlck will conduct
tho sorvlco.
Previously acknowledged
Chas, M. O'llrlcn	
.... tuiuio
David Unoii  ',,,.
../"■   2.00
Thos. Uphill  	
J. K. Smith	
J. W. Gray 	
11. Malbori	
W. L I'hllUpi baa beon Invited to
take the platform on behalf of C. M.
O'Hrton and .!. n. Knight In the political campaign In Alberta
COAT..mining rlBlita of tito Dominion, in Manitoba. Sutkattiliewan nn<)
Mliii'iii. tlio Vukiin '1 itriltnry, tlm North
Wont 'I'urritorini nml In a portion of
the I'roviiirii nf lliiili.li Cnluniblii. may
lm K'MHoil for a mi'in or twrniiy-ono
yaaii at un tinuuul riminl of (1 an tuirc
Nllt DTI)l'li tllllll -J.fi(Il'l lllM'I'M wli  tin  Icunho
to uno applicant.
, Aptilicatlon for a loaiu mint b« made
*-4       ***        ..,*,/...»...     ...     ,,*, unit     tu     I..U
Atront or Hub-Aarnt.fif the dlitrlnt In
wjttiit 0.*    t'ii,i,lA 9t^,.;itd ,u( a,e i.ti.ui-
In iurv«)f«d Urrliory thu land mum t>«
ili'HDi'llii'il hy nfoiliirm. or Iniral *ub>4lvl»
jlorm of Mctlon-i. und In uimuiv«y«il
torrltory tho tract nppj ed fur.ahall lis
Kacli apllrutlon mimt ba nccumparili*.!
1,1*    ^     ft   ■*    ,-t    I*    l.-l. '■,'-     .C. " ,       *     i.
the rJirht*Vpplird for ara'noi'availnlilo)
^Jtot p«h«rwJi». A royalty ihall be
paid on the mtrctiantablfi output of tim
mine at tho rate of five centa por ton.
The porion operating the mine ahall
rurnlahttio Agent with aworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of mer.
chantatilt eoa. mined an dpay the roy.
alty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are not being operated. utioK
vciurun ehould ta »urtil»l,i.ii at u.am
once a year.
The lease will Inalude the roal mtntn*
rfrrhfii rtnfy, but the Icr.-.-i- may u« (,«»■.
mlttfta to purchaee irhatever avBtiniiit.
surface rights may be eon»lder*d nn.
cesjary for tha working of the min-
at the rate of fio.eft an acre.
For full Information app1t#stlon
ehwnliJ be made to the geerstary of the
Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or
to any Agent or Rub-Aienl «f O-aimtr,.
(on Lands.,
Vt. VT, Cory.
deputy Mlnlstfr of the totttU :
K,n—CBauthorlMd puhtleatlon of thit
advertisement wtll not be said l*r.
Thnt tho nmbulnnco. suppllos a long
foil want in Fornlo cnn bo soen from
tho fact that tho number of trips made
during tho prosonl month number 22,
nnd thoso Include calls from vnrlous
parts of tho city nn well ns from tho
Coal Crook train,
Mr. Pollock, gt Vancouver, has no»v
joined Mr. Harper in the management"
of the .Grand ^heatre, and thoy are
putting their heads together to make
the Grand the {theatre of the" Pass.
They have circularized the public lo
ascertain the "possibility of, carrying
their ideas into effect, and are offering
a prize of $10.00 for the bosrnugget.-
tion as to any Improvement as to the
house, comfort, entertainment, and attractiveness, Monthly tickets will be <■
Issued, nnd those presenting the clriu-
lar referred to above will bo entitled
to admission on paying ton cents, nnd.
ehlldron flvo coats. .On Saturday uf-
tbrnoon ir dollar bill will bo glv'bii tb
the child holding (luplicnto number to
one thnt will bo drawn from a bov
during tho liitormlsylolt:
Your prosonco'at tho Soclnllst, mooting on Sunday afternoon Iff particular'
ly dcslrod.   ,
.1818.. THEATRE
The Ride of Jennie RflcNeal
From Will Carloton's Famous Poem
"(lood sirs, your bird .bun flown.
"I'Ih I who lmvo Hcni'inl him from bin nost;
Ho don) with mo now as you think bout.
llnrfllioiided, sho slipped from Iho cotliigo iloor,
llmi out whorn tho horsos wero loft to food,
Unhltchod nnd mounted thn Ciiptnln's hUumI,"
A pretty Oubjeot of the Long Ago.
ISvoryonn Hhould stop working when their pookotbook conlnlns a''
million, but when thoy do mlschtof may result.   Soo how this funny
enso onds. « t
/Vn Priftrcetlc Wrmbe**1 of the S, V. C, A.   Powers
Another Child photo-plny fonturlng Mnttlo nnd Knrly.   Theso children afo clever hoyohd thoir years.   An excellent reel thro'out.
A Problem Play
Drama, filled with tense and thrilling situations
A beautiful story, showing tho working of tho Inner Consciousness
—the voice within.
Clover, Interesting detective story
Thanhouter tlteel feature.   From the historical novel by Mrs. Vonge.
Beautiful production
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