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Industrial t^nty is Strength.
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No. 39, Vol. VI.
The Official Organ of District No. 18, U. M. W. of A.
Political Unity is Victory.
THE DISTRIOT LEDGER, FERNIE,. B. C. MAY 17, 1913
51.00  A  YEAR.
MINE RESCUE  TRAIN FOR ALBERTA
si
Mine Rescue
Train For Alberta
B. C. DOCK MEN AFTER
MORE PAY
Ex-Pres.  W. B. Powell in Charge
EDMONTON,'Alta., May 14.—Alberta is the first of the western provinces to establish an dequip a mine
rescue train. It has been found necessary with the development of Alberta's coal mining industry, .amounting to about 4,000,000 tons per annum, to have an efficient means of
relief at hand in case of mine accidents, and in addition to the.stations
at Blairmore, Frank and Lethbridge,
a train equipped with mine rescue
apparatus enough for seventeen rescuers has been put. on the road under
the charge of W. B. Powell, formerly
' president of District 18, U. M. W. of
A.
LABOR   PARTY TAKES  UP  FIGHT
Labor Members Will Publish Suffragette Paper—Hope to Force
Capitulation
LONDON, May 13—In the fight
against the government for a free
press the Labor party, after mature
consideration, has decided to adopt a
plan which is-new to England, but has
been found effective by the German
Socialists in combating stringent
press laws. Should the government
=prosGcut6—James=Ramsay—i*)laCuonalu=
for printing The Suffragette, he will
be succeeded as manager by James
Keir Hardie, who in turn will be followed by other Labor leaders, until
the government is forced to capitulate.
These two Labor members bf parliament announced yesterday their readiness to undertake the responsibility
of printing The Suffragette, contending that it in illegal to suppress newspapers. In advance and declaring tbey
wero ready to stand by the consequences. ..■!,. Xifl
In State of Collapse
LONDON, May 13.—"General," Mrs.
Flora Drummond ls in a state of col-
lapso and will be unable to appear at
the resumed hearing at Bow Street
Pollco Station on tho charge of conspiracy undor tho Malicious Damage
to Property Act.
SUIT OVER COAL MINES
Ounemuir   Sale   to    Mackenzie   and
Mann Subject to Litigation
VANCOUVER, .May IB.—A.case in
volving a sum of $650,000 is being
heard by. the court of appeals today
in an action arising out of, the sale
to Messrs. MacKenzie and Mann, in
June, 1910, of the whole of the Duns
muir interests in the coal mining
business on the Pacific coast, for $11;-
OOOjOOO. .    ,
Mr. Dunsmuir is counter claimant
for various sums which he alleges
have been wrongly collected by
Messrs. MacKenzie and Mann from
debtors t'o the Dunsmuir company.
LABORERS  SMUGGLED
ACROSS THE  BORDER
Information of. 1,500 Russians Waiting
to Enter United States Leads to
Arrest
SEATTLE, May 14.—Acting on information that 1500 Russian laborers
were waiting in Vancouver, B. C, for
entrance, into this state via the underground passage near Blaine, Wash.,
federal officials today instituted a
thorough probe into what is pro-
nounnced-the-most-gigantic—smuggling scheme in years, having headquarters in Vancouver, B.C., and in Seattle,
and which was said X.6 have been discovered in connection with the arrest
at Blaine of Feme NIckaoff, who is
now in the county jail. He is regarded "as. guide for the aliens.
A deputy returning from Blaine last
night brought NIckaoff, together with
three other Russians, witnesses
against him. Nlckaoff's first party
is said to have consisted of twenty-
two Russians. This aggregation,
found near Blaine, walking toward
Seattle, was turned back. How many
parties he had brought In previously
is not known.
By   Terms Agreed   to   by    Members
Wages Were Increased 12 1-2 per
Cent, and a Nine-hour Day
Granted
LOS ANGELES, May 13.—Afer four
days' debate over the agreement proposed by Mr. T. V. O'Connprs,- president ofthe International Longshoremen's 'Association, and'involvingcargo
handlers of Puget Sound and British
Columbia and their employees, the
Pacific Coast' district convention of
longshoremen, adjourned today at San
Pedro' without accepting the agreement. ■ , ' ■. . j :
• Instead, a committee was appointed
to confer further with representatives
di the Puget Sound Shipping Association and the Maritime Association
of British Columbia representing the
railroads, steamship companies and
stevedore contractors, with power to
close a contract for approximately one
year.
Concessions to B. C. Delegates
The original agreement, which was
made last week by President O'Con-
ners after an extended conference with
employees at Seattle, subject to ratification by the convention, provided a
period of eighteen months, but the
convention agreed to accept it for
one year only. This concession was
made to British Columbia delegates.
By the terms of the agreement
wages were increased, 12 1-2 per cent,
and, a nine-hour day was granted.
Most of the British Columbia men
have been working ten hours a day.,
Wages on general cargo work would
be 45 cents.an hour,, with 55 cents for
overtime, an increase of five cents
over the British Columbia wage.
—Grain,_lumber,_cement,-coal,-etCM-in-
sacks would be handled for 50 cents,
with- 75 cents for overtime, with winch
and donkey drivers being' paid 60
and 90 cents. For handling creosot-
ed lumber the' rate was fixed at 60
and 90 cents for handlers, and 70
cents and -$1.05 for winch drivers,
Arbitration of Differences
An important article in the agreement was that providing for arbitration of all disagreements and that the
men were hot to stop work while the
question was being arbitrated.
FATAL ACCIDENT
AT BELLEVLE
Bellevue
Miner    Crushed
Cave of Coal.
Beneath
. As we go to press we receive the
following intimation' of another 'of
those fatalities that are, unfortunately, of such frequency in this district:
Bellevue, . May, '16.—Miner named
Janigo killed by fall of coal in Bellevue No. 2 Mine Thursday night, nine
o'clock. Deceased leaves, two brothers and one sl6ter.
TOBACCO 8TRIKER8
ALBERTA BRICKLAYER8
A8K FURTHER INCREA8E
CALGARY, Altn., May 14.—A roport
Is current in labor clrclos that tho
bricklayers all ovor tho provlnco will
ask for an Incroaso of from 67 1-2
conts, to 75 cents por hour on Juno 1.
COAL MINES OF ALASKA
Senator HItchcock Proposes Govern
ment Operation—Will Introduce
Bill to That End.
WASHINGTON, May 14.—Govern-
mont operations of tho coal mines of
Alaska Is suggested hero today by
Sonator Hitchcock, of Nebraska, member of tho sonato territories com-
mltloo.
Hitchcock proposes that tho gov-
orrnment opornto somo mines nnd
loaw) tho remainder for terms not
oxcoodlng thirty yours and that of
thoso louses tho government tako 25
por cont. of tho not profits. Ho In-
toiiils to Introduces at tho present sessions a bill providing for this nnd
soma equivalent basis of profit sluir-
ItiR which would permit tho spoody
dovolopmont of Alaskan coal ro-
sources.
HAVANA, May 14.—Fifteen hundred
sorters nnd warehouse mon struck
yesterday for highor wages, This ties
up tho tobacco-selecting business In
Havana nnd surrounding towns. Tho
work ot solocting tho recently gather
ed 1913 crop had just begun. Tobacco merchants predict that the strike
will bo overcome within four or five
days. A commlttoo of tobacco merchants has been appointed to confer
with tho strikers.
WOMEN GET VOTE
CHRISTIANA, May . 13.—Women
throughout Norway today are rejoicing over the unanimous report of the
new constitutional committee of the
Storthing favoring the new election
law, giving tho franchise to women
on tho same terms as men.
EMPLOYMENT AGENTS   ;
MUST BE LICENSED
Federal     Government  ; Promulgates
Regulations Governing Dealings
With immigrants
OTTAWA, May 14.—Acting under
powers conferred by the Immigration
Act, Hon.'T. W. Orothers has promulgated regulations governing the dealings of employment agencies with immigrants.
These make the licensing of employment agents compulsory and revocable for breach of the immigration
laws or regulations; enforce theJkeep-
ing of proper registers showing where
and how immigrants have been placed
forbid the sending of immigrants to
positions without written orders from
employers not more than two months
old, set a charge of one dollar for the
service rendered and,prohibit charges
for transportation in excess of the actual cost. Penalties for infraction
are set forth.
■Mr, Crothers has already arranged
for a systematic inspection of the
licensed-!ageraie~sTuhas"T!sIgWd"tHe
district which each official is to cover
and ■ looks forward to an instant and
marked improvement in the .manner"
in which employment agencies will be
conducted.
JAS.  LINN  CONCERT
We have received    the    following,
communication    and    balance    sheet
for .publication:
To the Editor, District Ledger.
Dear Sir,—Please allow me the opportunity thhrough your valuable paper to thank the committee and artists
and those who helped to make the
concert a success. Hoping future
concerts prove the samo.
'Sincerely, yours,
■■      JAS. LINN.
Expenditure
Wages    $ 40.00
Printing ...,    12.40
Hall Rent.. '.-...:     33.00
Returned money      1.50
Handed over to J. Linn i  379.10
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Total.*':..'....'..." $466.00
' Receipts
J. Anders,, sale of tickets ....$ 10.00
T. Fitzgerald, sale of tickets ..   12.00
T. Muirhead, sale of tickets ;.     8.00
Hy. Martin, sale of tickets      8.00
Thos. Uphill', sale bf tickets.... 1.50
J. FiBher, sale of tickets ..... 1.50
Box office, sale of tickets .... 33.50
Crows Nest Pass Coal Co. ... 391.50'
Total    $466.00
JAS. ANDERS, Sec.
Fernie, B.C., May 13, 1913.
CITY COUNCIL
At Thursday night's, session of tho
City Fathers the Dog Tax By-Law was
finally adopted, and tho By-laws In
connection with Traders Licenses and
sever conoctlons received the throe
readings, Tho Flro Chief was glvon
permission to allow an additional $10
por month to tho prosont teamstor of
tho Flro Hall to act as assistant chlof,
Tho Fornlo Dancing Assembly's donation of $70.50 for tho maintenance ot
tho Arabulanco was duly acknowledged. Joo Dodd was appointed Civic
Dog Catcher and Pound Koopor. Communication from T. Griffiths roforrod
to City Engineer. Th© City Engineer's
report received and accepted. All
mombors of Council prosont with tho
exception of Rlzzuto and McDonald.
Hosmer Shooting Affiay
ACCUSED OUT ON, BAIL
A.mixup, which ended in A. Pcmde-
licik getting shot In the side, occurred
late Monday night. The shooter, an
Italian, is behind thc bars in the local
lock-up,, Unless complications occur It is understood Pondelick will
soon be out of danger.
SITUATION ON
THE ISLAND
C. Stubbs Explains
His Position
To the Members of District 18, U. M. W. of A.
Five Hundred Employees of Nanaimo
Mines Request an Inquiry into
the Matter
NANAIMO, May 12.—J: D. McNiven,
Accused was givon a hearing before Justice of tho Peace Brown and
was released on ball to stand trial on
May 31st.
THE ROBY JUDGMENT
The following Ib the toxt   of   the
judge's decision in this case, which as
most of our renders   will   romomber,
was contostod by the defendant company on tho quostlon of proper notico.
In the Supremo Court   of   British
Columbia, between G. G. Moffatt (administrator of tho estate   of   James
Roby) plaintiff, and tho Crows NeBt
Pass Conl Company, defendant.
Judgment of the Honorable,Mr Justice
Murphy
Tho only question argued boforo mo
was No. 4. „ In my opinion It should
bo answorod in tho affirmative.    Tho
giving of tho Notico undor the Act
scorns to bo for the protection of tho
omployor and so that ho may not bo
mado to suffer by Btalo claims.   Having, received Buch notico from tho Injured porson 1 soo no roason why such
person   (defendants) nftor his death
should bo called upon to glvo another
notico,
D, MURPHY.
Vancouver, May 8, 1913.
PORT ARTHUR MAY HAVE
SYMPATHETIC STRIKE
PORT ARTHUR, Ont., May 14.—
Possibility of a general sympathetic
strike'of'all labor unions with tho employes of the stroot car company Is
tho outstanding feature of tho strlko
situation today, With cars running
regularly, manned by officials of tho
road and strike breakers, it Ih generally conceded that tho mon havo no
chance to.win without help from othor
unions. Tho trades and labor council haB announced a mooting for this
week to decldo upon tho advisability
bf a Bympathotlo strlko.
fair "Ivage officer "of tG^DominionT
Government, has been in the city the
past few days investigating into the
circumstances connected with the
strike called in the mines of this district by the United Mine Workers. Mr
MoNiyen interviewed'the. officials of
the union, who informed him they
did not want an inquiry held under
the terms and conditions of the Industrial Disputes Act, aB the present dispute would have to be settled between the mine operators and the
United Mine Workers of 'America.
Employees, not members of tbe union
to tho number of 500 have requested
Mr. McNiven that an inquiry be held
by him at once, and ho will in all
probability accede to the latter request.
Fatal Brawl at Frank
8TRIKER8 FIGHT
IN 8TREET8
OF OHIO CITY
FERNIE vs. MICHEL
Tho following team will moot nt
Depot at I* a.m. and journoy to Mlchol
by tho Locnl: Macdonald, goal:
Andbrs and Whltelaw, backs; Grant,
Corrlgan and Noilly, IhiIvob; Murray,
Adamson, Skllllng, 'Johnson and Mar-
chant, forwards! rosorvos, I, Corrigan nnd II, Brown,
3, Turnbull will handle game.
Miner's Gar Checks
Found on Street
A correspondent sends us tho following rather significant Item of news.
A strange sequel to the case of car
stealing at Coal Crook occurod this
wook. It will bo romomborod that
Chock No. 138 lost four enrs during
the latter end of March and the beginning of April. Two little girls wero
found playing with four chocks, and
whon naked wlioro thoy got thorn from
replied that thoy had found them uear
tho Catholic Church. The niiinhor on
the check was 138. Nu doubt the
ownor would bo pleased lo find tho
londed cars thoro.
POSTPONEMENT
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■r-lfnc'T*. mmefl "Murtc'.r.v, wautpfl in rem-
ncetlon with tho death of a countryman named I. Jalzook, is still at
Intgo, although the mounted police
lmvo scoured the surrounding country
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Tho two men, tho pollco say, engaged ln a free fight last Saturday at
Pflisburg, during whioh Mudery hit
Kulioek over tho head with a bottlo,
knocking the latter unconscious. Kal-
seok was rushed to th* Frank hospl-
ta), whero ho died Tuesday, Mudery
dliappearfld and th* polle* hav* not
been; atria to gain a trace of him.
A coroner inquest was held on
Thursday and returned tbe following
verdict: The deceased, Itnace Jal-
mJr. 41*4 May 12th la Prink Ifotpltal
of blood poison, which developed from
a wound on the head Inflicted by a
glues In the hands of Wasyl MaleV
during a drunken brawl In a shack at
. u,,*.*.   *.,*,,   9 alii),!*.,,,  uu   luu   tuim*
of April m.h.
Preliminary hearing will be held on
Tuesday next.
HILLCREST LOCAL UNION No. 1058
BAYNE8 LAKE CASE
Twenty-flvo thousand dollars damages Is claimed by tho Cast Kootenny
Fruit Lands Company, Limited, of
London, England, In an action which
opened beforo Mr. Justice Murphy in
tbo supremo court yesterday against
James A. Tormy, nt Spoknno, and
others for the alleged broach of an
agreement made In connection with a
deal for a tract of fruit land at Raynea*
Lake, tn Bait Kootenay. The case
will be continued thtt tnornlnf.
C. R. Hamilton, K.C and E. C
Wragge aro appearing for tho plaintiff company, and Jnmtm OHhea If
for ibe defence.
CINCINNATI, May H.~Ono enr
burned, flvo doanrtod and loft standing on tho streets in tho downtown
section and tho crews ot thoso six
Imrs *#»lfhi»r beaten nr fnrenrt tn run tn
cover, Is tho total result of nn effort
mado today by tho Cincinnati Traction Company to opornto cars on Up
linos. Mon In a wagon driving alongside nn Avondnlo car, throw gasoline
ovor It and thon nut a match to it.
The crow, numbering ten mon, dosort-
ed and wero pursued by a crowd but
managed to escape
A combined assault was mado on
other cars by a crowd of sympathizers and sovoral of tho crew wore
roughly handled.
To tho Editor, DlHtrlct Lodgorr—
Dear Sir,—-I wish to correct a state-
mont that appeared In tho Illllcrost
noted In tho last Issue of tho Ledger,
ro tho Explanation of Vlco-Prosldont I ntmctlon
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tHtitvt. tit tcnitiu tt) ittt) ^iuitu.tii,  <«>.,«..•>,       - *•*      » '- -f* -•'••*
flj;iilnyt lilm fnr bin net Ion In' thn ro
cent Provincial election. I beg to
Btnto that this Local took no nctlon on
his explanation.
Yours fraternally,
HI>I|,1*-,Ia1,».    fl,*,,l,l..l
At ii mooting of tho executive commltteo of tho Votorans' Association on
Wednesday, Mny Hth, 101 a, It was
unanimously rouolvod:
That In vlow ot tho foci thnt a so-
called kindred society Ih holding n concert two daya prior to tho dato arranged and ndvortlsod by tho Veterans' for thoir memorial concort, it whk
unanimously ngreorl thnt tho Voteranii'
concert be poHtponod Indefinitely, nml
Whoroas, While the VotorrnnH' Ah-
aoclntlon did not expect support from
this source, thoy did not look for ob-
As I pointed out last week it was my
intention to deal first with the resolutions and many misconceptions that
had arisen and which at least had
the appearance of being successful in
ignoring the basic reasons for the
action of which they complained, and
which exhibited a'judicious cutting of
the much hated capitalist press news
in order to assimilate and "use such
as might serve the purpose aimed at,
l.e., preventing success in our attempts to procure labor representation. ■ i*
It is now my intention to deal with
the general policy of the organization
as affected by my action, as well as
by those of good intentioned but fat-
witted .individuals who can see nothing in the movements of others except'attempts to disrupt, and who are
so carried away by their own well-
intentioned (?) strugglings as to readily lend themselves aB tools for the
machinations of editors who do not
write editorials, and of editorial writers who are not editors.
The further confessions of Gray require little attention, being merely a
reiteration of his misguided opinions
and a further attempt to adhere to tne
French proverb I referred    to    last
week.     Admitting that   the   tin-god
idea is a fatal obsession, it can only
be aggravated' when he would bc of
the bald variety, outside and in, and
while "type"  may even be  used  as
bullets, this is insignificant when com-
■parod-v,'ith-the-uses-to':which-the-out=-
house roofing of an Oriental may be
put to when carefully handled.
Happily for the labor movement, it
does not always allow Itself to be
stampeded along the roads that would
only be compatable to our prophets
from the land of tho setting sun,' and
who appear to havo completely assimilated the fatalistic meanderlngs
of the Persian Philosopher before they
arrived at an nge of discretion, nor
by the mouthings and serpent wriggl-
ings, however descriptive, of the namesake of the revered Omar, and to tak*
him at his own estimate, the Star of
tho Southorn Cross.
To strive for,Labor representation
had seemod to me to bo a predominant note in all labor organizations, but
in District 18, so thoroughly do some
of our mombors profess to under
stand the gospol of Marx, It would appear that such labor representative
must ho ot a particular atrlpo or color, or bo taboo, and thoso who differ
from this opinion should be Immediately dubbed "Apostate" or "Traitor,"
or bo mnde the depository for an accumulation of bile "engendered by an
environment of dlnpor and dish washing, as though this treatment was
scientifically described ln "Das Kapl-
tal" as 'tlio cure-all for such dlsoanoB.
Tho plagarlst ot "had your daughters
slopt whern ours havo alept" might
woll have considered that procopt
somo timo ngo and ho may havo been
ns successful In nttalnlng to tho Presidency of District 18 as ho has boon
at other things to which ho has do-
voted his attention, possibly poetry,
Such antics have but llttlo effect
upon mysolf, except to draw ntlontlon
to thc fact that thoro are Individuals
not altogether outside our ken, who
would appear to doslro tho phrnsn "a
Iioiibo divided against, itself" to apply
with Hpoclnl forco to our organization,
nnd are Hooinlngly trying to find thn
scientific retiHon for 11b not being so,
the while using their puny offnrta in
that direction. I may plead guilty of
"upoHtacy" ho fnr as tlio HoclnllHt
Party of f'nnnda Ir concerned, but not
ho with the United Mine Worknrs, and
what. Ih moro particular, its members,
and my "conceit" would prevent nm
from doing other thnn rof<<r tho term
back to its users for the application
of its more subtle meaning.
Be that as it may, the important
point in the whole controversy has
been over-looked by these self-appointed saviours of society in vieing with
each other in the mud puddle, and the
question made to revolve around my
particular political opinions," instead
of around the policy of the organization with which I have been engaged,
and as to whether their Interests have
been ignored or jeopardised.
In spite of the fact that many of our
members  agree  that  the  final  solution of our problems lies In the ownership and control of the machinery
of production   by   the   workers, the
fact remains  that the  United   Mine
Workers is an organization of men,
who attempt through its medium to
control the sale and delivery of the
commodity of labor power, and the
efforts of its officers should be direct"
ed towards gaining such advantages
in this direction as may be possible,
rather  than  devoting  their energies
to the propagation of a paradoxical
idea of an  industrial  paradise.   Admitting  that  our   conventions  have
from time to ffnie discussed the advisability of endorsing the platform of
the S. P. C, they have never gone
further than ADVISING  OUR MEM-    '
BERS TO DO SO. and this with the
idea  of  getting  them  to  Btudy  the.
philosophy  of  Socialism*.     Strangely
enough, the resolution adopted by our
Jast-convention-waB~.written-by*f myself—
with a view, as I pointed out at that
time,   of  preventing   the   convention
from attaching itself even to the Socialist Party of Canada, under such a
resolution as gave rise to this matter,
ancl I might point ou that at our convention in 1012 a similar- resolution
was"discussed and killed when it was
pointed out that the object of such
resolutions could only he that of encouraging the study of Socialism, and ■
not one of organization policy.     It
should be perfectly clear to any who
have tho slightest Idea aB to tho actual position of tho worker, that the
function of a labor organization    is
simply tbe outcome of industrial development undor Capitalism, nnd that
its function will not cense, hut will become more complox as Capitalism continues Its development, and that tho
same movements In society that will
dlsplnco Capitalism will, by tho samo
token, disband   the   labor,  organizations.
My position in tho recent political
campaign does not vary in tho slightest degree from tho position I havo
taken at the Inst two District Conventions   (nnd  this  cnn  rendlly    bo
shown by a reference to tho proceedings which I intend to do at some future time) nnd I bollovn I am ndhnrr-
lng mora strictly to the analysis of
Mnrx whon I Bay that tho efforts ot
thoso who do profess to understand
would bo far bettor oxpondod in promoting greater, moro nctlve and moro
thorough organization of tho worjtora
than in un liidulguncu lu the fatalistic
nnd somewhat doubtful Interpretation
of  political  economy    according    to
Homo of tho members of tho Socialist Party of Cnnadn.
Should any significance bo nllnchod
to tho fact that at all conventions wo
nre instructed to apply for specific
legislation from tlioan representatives
of Capital who occupy tint loglHlntlvn
seals; Hhould any nttmitlon bn paid
in tlm fact that Wheutltiy—to whom
tlm prlndploft of Socialism appear an
a rovcrslblo gnrmi'iit to bn worn cither
Hliln at will—ninvfil. In addition to tln»
motion I have already referred tn thnt
we auk tlm (iovcriinioiit for nn Indiiti-
trlnl Commission, hoping as a result
on'',,tiKo'iV~~"''"~~-'
Rftfut* to Arbitrate
CINCINNATI?, Ohio, May 15,—Tho
new Union of Cincinnati Street Car
Employes today refused to arbitrate
with the Cincinnati! Traction Company under condition* offered by Ihe
latter and decided to rnntlnti* th#
strike. Recognition of the union, before arbitration, Is Instated upon by
i the anion men.
Hlllcrest, May 13th.
FINE SUBSTITUTED FOR JAIL
A. Dlmldowycb, who appealed tho
conviction of II. L. Brown/ J,P„ in
connection with taking matches Into
fhe mine, for which a Knntnnrn nf
throe wiqntbM war Imposed, hnd samo
reversed by Judgo Thompson fn favor
of $10 and costs, but the costs woro
pretty heavy, and It would nearly
havo pnid to haw ft done the time look-
In* at It from a strictly financial
standpoint, Howoror, ho escapes
tho Indlgnltr of batlnt his hair cropped short, if tbal's any satisfaction.
rj«i,,, Yf.r-jynpf'' *-<vcf>Mttr\^i« regret
thnt ihe nbnve netlnn ta nerennnry, ns
considerable expense has been Incurr-
od In tho preparation of an excellent
program.
However, tho Votorans' thank tho
niiTille nf Vert*te fnr their pnnernnt* lint-
ronago In tho pant, and hopo oro long
to bo nhlo to fulfil thc promise already made.
OEO. O'BRIEN, Secretary.
CARPENTERS ACCEPT
COMPROMISE
HALIFAX, N, 8„ May H.-Thr- carpenters strike, whtch hns beon on for
six weeks, was settled today when
tho men accapted the compromise offered by th« builder* for a thron cent
Increase all rnnnd. The nun asked
for eight cents. The wages wJH »<->w
range from 3lf centa to M fonts un
hour.
(Contlri.i.i
i<
her' Jones Liberated
vnAH).i:im>s, w. v.*., m,,, i:.
".Mother" Jones, who \y«« arrf.st"il on
February 1" with several' other Ho-
clnliBtH, on charges growing out of the
strlkn of thn conl minors In the Knnn-
»..»». k».*ii,iii.», 'ii,*,.*, V)i\\iii\\i ii-,f.,ff.t wr
day by Governor Hntflold,
Thn aped womnn, who Is known iih
tho "Angel of the Mliif-rH," is now
frco to go whero alio plonsos,
Tho original charges agnlruit "Mother" Jones and her comrades wer<* nm-
splrncy and accessories before the
fact fo n kllllnj?, Dnrlnir fill thn time
of ber Incarceration, "Mother" Jones
was the prisoner of tho military, this,
notwithstanding tho fact, that sho was
arremted outside the martial zone.
Following her arr«i« the wat turned
over to the soldiers.
Several times during her confine-
mept tho autJiorlttoB offorod hor hor
liberty if the would »nr«* to leave
ilil,   ,Si',u'«:   «,,'    i,lli.   (l|ir,:.t»i   ,.ft,,,H   iiii    iilU
Jiilijei-s. ".Mollier" Joiii'ti Hti'ttiUuutly
refused to <on«eni! in any such terms,
declaring Iwr determination, to accept
tho direst fate limtend.    *|
\iitt  *i .V»t   ,-»*a'*i'*   t,.v   *.*,:»  t.^.ut.riv \it,i\
tree nml riddle ine with bullets, but
you can't Induce run to surrender my
coriHtltutlonal rights,' was her reply
on one occasion.
Shortly after she was liberated this
afternoon "Mother" .Tones wild to /»
correspondent:
"I Imve not conipromtsH, nnd will
istny.lu tho fight, which has only be-
I gun.    Thn minora aro with mo and
j hot times aro coming.    Now, tbe rest
S ol the boys muit be freed."
S    "Mother" Jon<«» *a# brought   horo
(from »bn military prison at Pratt vos.
terday.   She conversed with the Oov-
iirnor for about an hour on purely
economic questions. ^sssssss^v^siirt-^^,ir"im^ish^ss!i*!iA^asj
!^lUCaa3ijJ££lEia.'.-lJ.^LaefryH
SlJSMtaiwMilrliHUMiffJ. u I  ,,^[1 nyfi*HT**rffr"J
PAGE TWO
THE DISTRIOT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C, MAY 17,1913
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1 have In my possession a prescription
for nervous debility, lack o£ vigor,
weakened manhood, falling memory
and lame back, brought on by excesses, unnatural drains, or the follies of
youth, that has cured so many worn
and nervous men right in their own
homes—without any additional help or
medicine—that I think evary .nan who
wishes to regain his manly power find
virility, Qu'ckly and quietly, should
have a copy. So I havo determined to
send a copy. So I have determined to
charge, ln a plain, ordinary sealed enve
lope to any man who will write mo for
It.
This prescription comes from a physician who has.made a special study of
men and I am convinced It is tho surest-acting combination for thu euro of
deficient manhood and vigor failure,
ever put together.
I think 1 owe it to my fellow man to
Bond them a copy in confidence so that
any man anywhere who ls weak and
discouraged with ropeatcd failures
may stop drugging himself with harmful patent medicines, secure what I
telleve is tho quickest-acting restorative, upbuilding, SPOT-TOUCHING remedy ever devised, and so cure himself
at home quletiy and quickly. Just drop
me a line like this: Dr. A. E. Robin-
eon, 4907 Luck Building. Detroit, Mich.,
and I will send you a copy of this
splendid recipe In a plnin, ordinary envelope free of charge. A great many
doctors would charge $3.00 to $5.00 for
merely writing out a prescription like
this—but I send it entirely free.
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Alabftitino ic easily applied.    All
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you it cold water
•nd a flat  brush..
AUb&stine   walls
make the home
lighter, more
cheerful and
beautiful It will
not soften on the
wall like kaiso-
mine. Because
it isacement.it
willhardenwith ■
age, become!
part of the wall |
itself .and last.
for many
years.
Official Notice
Nowhere In the PaBs can be
found  in  such  a  display of
We have the best money
can buy of Beef, Pork, Mutton, Veal, Poultry, Butter,
Eggs, Kish, "Imperator Hams
and Bacon" Lard, Sausages,
Weiners and Sauer Kraut.
PHONE OP CALL.
Galpy Cattle Co.
Phono 56
An Alabastine wall can
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Alabastine one room, and you'll
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Drop in and let us show you beautiful samples of Alabastine work.
FREE STENCILS
Let us show how to get beautiful
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With them you can accomplish any desired
color scheme—you can
make your home
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Inoderate cost..
609
J. D. QUAIL
Hardware - Furniture
I
Office of Secretary-Treasurer, United
Mine Workers of America, Indianapolis, Ind.
May 7th, 1913
Whereas, An awful explosion occurred on Wednesday, April 23rd, in
the Cincinnati Mine of the Pittsburg
Coal Company, located at Courtney,
Pa., in which 97 lives were lost; and
Whereas, We are inexpressibly
shocked by this terrible disaster; the
tremendous loss of human life and
the .fact that many wives and mothers
are loft widows, while hundreds of Innocent children aro bereft of tho support, affection and care of their
fathers; and
Whereas, These dependent widows
and children deserve and claim our
sincere sympathy and financial aid,
both now and in the immediate future
when gloom and sorrow fill their
humble homes;   and
Whereas, We deplore the mining
conditions which make possible these
tragedies of tho mines in which thousands of lives are sacrificed, hundreds
of homes broken up and many thousands of widows and children rendered dependent and helpless; therefore
be it
Resolved, That we extend to the
bereaved families and friends of our
killed and martyred fellow" workers
our profound sympthy, and we share
with their relatives and friends in the
deep seated sorrow on account of the
loss of husbands*, fathers and friends;
and be it further
Resolved, That we most heartily approve and' commend the prompt actions of President White and his as-!
sociates in forwarding one thousand
dollars on the day following the explosion for the immediate use of the
stricken families and dependents of
those killed; and be it further
Resolved, That we call upon our
local unions, organized labor, our
friends and the general public for such
financial aid ■ as they can give for the
support of those who are dependent
and who must of necessity be cared
for some time to come. Let your
response be both generous and prompt
-id be it further
Resolved, That we demand a most
rigid Investigation for the purpose of
determining the cause of this great
calamity, with a view to preventing a
recurrence thereof, and fixing ..without fear or favor responsibility therefor, If it ls found any one has been
guilty of negligence in any form. ■
Send all money to Edwin Perry,
1101-1100 State Life Building, Indianapolis, Indiana. -
JOHN P. WHITE,
President.
PRANK J. HAYES,   .
Vice-President.
EDWIN PERRY,
Socretary-Treas.
RING'S  HOTEL
Bar supplied with  the  best Wines,
Liquors and Cigars ^
DINING ROOAI  IN  CONNECTION
W. MILLS,
Prop
THE PREVENTION
OF MINE ACCIDENTS
ffist#m%i
Thomson
Funeral Directors
Morrison
Fernie, B. C.
Local Agents
Orders talccn throughout thc Pass
THE
Bellevue Hotel
COMMERCIAL   HOUSE
Bo6t Accommodation
Up-to-Date — Every
Excellent Cuisine.
SUITABLE   FOR   LADIE8
In the  Pass.—
Convenience.—
AND GENTLEMEN
J. A. CALLAN, Prop.
BELLEVUE, Alta.
In an address recently made at the
Case School of Applied Sciences, in
Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Joseph A. Holmes, Director of the Federal Bureau of
Mines. in regard to the selection of
mine inspectors. In the course of his
address Doctor Holmes said: "The
selection of state mine inspectors by
popular vote must be stopped if there
is to be a reduction of accidents in
the coal and metal mines of the Unit-
sd-States. The state mine inspectors
should have greater "permanence in
office and freedom from political and
other outside influences. Their selection and continuance in office should
depend upon tlieir training and experience. They should be examined by an
impartial board of mining men. They
should be appointed upon .the recom-
men"dSfi<HrTf~sucira" b"oafd~ffo'm-tKe"
applicants that have shown the highest skill and best experience. Under
no circumstances should they be
selected by popular vote. In other
words, politics should have nothing
whatever to do with their selection or
their continuance in office, The inspectors should have. better support
in the way of compensation. In fact,
the salary and other conditions should
be such as to enable tlie stato to secure the best possible type of men for
this important work."
Ho also recommended "the use .at
oach mine of a limited number of men
well trained nnd experienced concerning tho best methods of unlng explosives, electricity, the handling of gaaos
and coal dust, tho methods of timbering with a view to preventing falls
of roof, the methods of preventing and
extinguishing mino fires, nnd the methods of rescue and first-aid' work.
Theso (rallied men cnn servo to good
advantiiKo as special Inspectors' or
foremen.
"Thorn must bo iictlvo, ilotorinliuiil
co-o))(M'!itlon botwoon tho minors and
tho mino management and tho state
mine inspectors In tho enforcement of
tlio mine rules sand regulations, and
tho punishment of every porson,"whether, mino .worker or mine manager,'
who disobeys tluiBo rules nnd regulations,"
„Wo heartily concur In nil that Doctor HolmoB aaya regarding tho soloc-
Hon of''state mine Inspectors and
tliolr compensation, Tn regard to tho
latter, wo hnvo always claimed that
the salaries of the state mine inspectors should be at least 83,000 per year,
if men of proper calibre are to be
secured for the positions and retained
in the service of the state. In many
instances men,of superior ability as
mine inspectors have resigned their
positions to -accept superintendences
of mines at larger salaries than the
inspectorship paid. In other words,
mine owners paid more for real mining ability than the state did, and as
a result the state-lost the services of
men who should have been retained as
inspectors.
Doctor Holmes' statement as to the
desirability of a limited number of
well trained and experienced men at
each mine is also sound. Such men
are located at each mine in states requiring the employment of certificated mine foremen, assistant foremen,
and fire bosses, but unfortunately,
many mining states do not have laws
requiring the employment of    such
313.50 is reserved against the collection of accounts.
It was resolved to allow a dividend
of 5 per cent on all goods sold and
paid for during the term.
A resolution was carried authorizing the directors to take steps to
dissolve the -present Company and apply for a charter under the new Cooperative Associations Act, recently
passed into law in tins Province.
In view of the fact that-this would
be the last term of the present organization it was moved and carried that
the present directors ahd officers he
asked to retain office till the transfer
was duly carried out.
"We extract the following "from a
circular issued to customers and share
holders:
"As a customer of the Co-operative
Store, you will be interested in knowing that a new act of Parliament has
just been passed for this province
known as the Co-operative- Associations Act. By the passing of this
act the principal difficulty in the way
of getting customers to take up shares
in the co-operative stores has been
removed, and associations registered
under the new act will be able to
make provisions for the paying out of
shares to customers leaving the district.
"The present stores were started
by about 100 working men of Coleman
five and one-half years ago, and the
trade has increased until now It Is so
large that new capital and larger premises are becoming a necessity. Any
of the older inhabitants of' Coleman
will tell you that the store has served
a very useful purpose in supplying its
customers with food " and clothing
made under the best conditions, and
what is more, the store has been a profitable investment, having returned to
those who have steadily supported it
a good return on the money invested,
besides having supplied superior goods
at lower prices.
An effort wiirbe made, to place the
store ih line with the new act, and
every customer is invited to join up
with the Co-operative Store, thereby
making it more prosperous and more
profitable to themselves. Many of
the original shareholders have left the
district, and unless new ones, can be
obtained the store is likely to pass
into private hands."
The directors remind their customers that "Dividends equal to 30 and 40
per cent on capital invested have been
paid during the past five years."
IheOifieiar
Tests show Dp. Price's
Baking Powder to be most
efficient in strength, of higbesf
purity and healthfnlness
D* PRICE'S
CREAM
BAKING POWBER
No Atom, No Phosphate of lime
UNITED MINE WORKERS
OF AMERICA
men'in official positions. When the
states without such laws enact and
enforce them, a great step toward
remedying present conditions will
have been taken, With first-class
inspectors and properly qualified and
certificated mine officials, the cooperation between tlie miners, the mine
management, and the stato mine Inspectors, in tho enforcement of rational mino rules and regulations, which
Doctor Holmes rightly considers essential, can easily be secured,—Jlines
nnd Minerals.
WESTERN CANADIAN
CO-OPERATIVE, COLEMAN
Tho half yearly meeting or Hho
Western Canadian Co-oporatlvo Trading Co, Ltd., was hold nt Uio stores
last woek and a fair number of shareholders were present.
Tho auditors report nnd balance
sheet, for tho period ending Jan. 25,
101*3 wns placod boforo thc mooting.
Tho report, showed tlmt stonily pro-
gross \yns bolng mnao, tlio trado for
the period ..under rovlow being nearly
sixty thousand dollars, tho largest In
the company's history, The accounts
showed that $1082.12 had been allowed
to customers during tlio term as discount on charge sales and It was stated that n further sum approximating
$8'60.Q0 Iuul boon allowed qb cash rebates, a further sum of $1658.90' was
addoil to surplus, mnklnff this fund
$4100.15,   a  fui'ther roaorvo   of  p,-
EDMONTON UNIONISTS WANT     "
REAL PRINTED VOTERS' LIST
Passburg, Alta., 8th May, 1913
To the Officers and Members of District 18, U. M. W. of A.
Greeting,—
At a regular meeting of Burmis
Local Union Nd. 949 held on the 20th
day of April, 1913, adopted a resolution endorsing the action taken by the
various Locals In District 18 with regard to te recall of our District Officers, namely, President C. Stubbs,
Vice-President J. O. Jones, A. J. Carter, secretary-treasurer.
Yours respectfully,
THOS. G. HARRIES,'
Secretary.
Passburg, Alta., 8th May, 1913
. At a regular meeting of Passburg
Local Union held the 20th day of April
1913, this Local endorsed the action
taken by the various Local unions
throughout the District with regard to
the recall of our District Officers.
Adopted • unanimously.
Yours respectfully,
,,   ' THOS. G. HARRIES,
Secretary.
Maple Leaf, Alta, Sth April, 1913
At a regular meeting of the Maple
Leaf 2829 Local Union, held on the
20th of April, 1913, passed a resolution that the various circulars lie
received and filed, an<r endorsed the
action taken by the various Locals in
Waldorf
Motel
P. V. WHELAN, Manager.
Rates $2.00 and up
Hot and Cold Water
Electric Lighted
Steam Heated.
'Phone In every room.
Sample Rooms on Main
Business Street.
n
Meal Tickets, $7.00
Special Rates by the week and
the month and to Theatrical parties.   Try our
Special Sunday-
Dinner
The finest of Wines, Llquora
and Cigars served by competent
and obliging wine clerks.
Edmonton Trades and Labor Council has placed itself upon record as
opposed to the present 'system of
voters' registration in the province of
Alberta.
A printed voters' list, compiled annually, seems to be more acceptable to
unionists, inasmuch as it Is thought
it would leave less room for the employment of numberless enumerators
and less openings for padding on election days.
The government will bo asked to
submit the question to referendum
voto, ln accordance with provisions
made for direct legislation at last session.
Othor central labor bodies In Alberta will bo asked to co-operate with
Edmonton in tho request for a change
from the present methods of compiling
voters' lists,
the District".        "„ —
Yours respectfully,
THOS. G. HARRIES,
. Secretary,
(The delay in publishing the above
was caused by the first notices being
lost or mislaid, and no trace of same
was found upon. our arrival. Secretary Carries, however, has supplied
duplicates, and we publish as above;
—Ed,)
It Mny be Done
'It Is Impossible to sntlafy a chain-
pnRiio npiiot.lto on a beer income."
"It is—unloRB you own hrowory
stock."—Washington Stnr.
A plotonlc lover Is usually n qulot
cliup who savos his money, '
Thorn's room at tlio top, but tho experienced trnvollor prefers tho lower
berth,
SftilohM
'ha faintly  remedy   for   Ccujhs
Shiloh cootH ri llttlo  and doei
und Colds
io much I
rial Bank of Canada
Capital Subscribed
Reserve Fund ,...
D. R.
HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO    ,
6,000,000  .,   Capital Pnltl Up ,,,.       6,770,000
0,770,000      Total Assets     72,000,000
WILKIE, President HON. ROOT JAFFRAY, Vlee-Pres.
BRANCHES   IN   -BRITISH COLUMBIA
Arrowhead, Cranbrook, Fernie, Golden, Kamloops, Michel, Moyie, Nelson.
Revelstoke, Vancouver anil Victoria.
-SAVINGS DEPARTMENT
Interest allowed on deposits at current rate from date of deponlt.
FERNIF. BRANCH GEO. I. B. BELL, Manager
THE CANADIAN BANK
vlr   lAJiyilVlIlfKi./Jl>
CAPITAL, $15,000,000 REST, $12,500,000
MONEY ORDERS
Issued by Tlio Canadian Bank of .Commerce, nre n safe, convenient nnd
inexpensive method of remitting small sums of money, These Orders,
payable without charge nt nny bank in Canada (except in the Yukon
Territory) nnd in the principal cities of the United States, are issued nt
the following rates:
$5 and tinder    3 cents
5 and not exceeding $10    O
10     •« " 30 10
30     •»■ « 50 ....15
Over
tt
tt
aa
REMITTANCES ABROAD
ehouU b« mad* by means of onr SPECIAL PORRIQK DRAFTS and MOHEY
0RDKR&   famed wUhoot dslay *1 rusootbl* rates.
L. A. 8. DAGK, Msnig.r. FERNIE BRANCH
Working for Others
T 1113 man who looks Into tlio future anil pictures UlniHolf tlio owner of
a buslnoss, will llvo to
loarn that lita visions will
always bo dreams unless
Ills .foresight., has shown
him tho nood of saying,
Saving is not n hnblt
that should ho started
"Bomotlmo," but ono that
rmjnlroH linniodlalo notion,
Ah mnny days ns yon poBt-
lioiio opening it bank nc-
count, Just that ninny
moro dnys will you bo
working for otlmra.
Ono dolliic will opon n
iiitvliiKs account with thi**
lunik, and tbe lilgliost rate
of curront Internal will bo
credited ovory hIx montliH,
'  * M. J.
Manager,
STANLEY
Ferule   branch
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WO-
rn
W. A. INGRAM
Wholesale and Retail
Tobacconist
Barber Shop
Baths   ■
Shoe Shine
Billiards and Pool
Coffee and Sandwich
Counter
Hazeiwood Buttermilk
iLji-.U.iiijiiii.j-iii-inniiim —~1
Victoria Avenue
FERNIE, B. C.       Phone 34
•1
t
Central
Hotel
Large Airy Rooms &
Good Board
Ross "ft Mackay !!*
V
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, if
THUIf
\JKtUHt
When ii Imww! of Blsekfect Indians from
Glacier National Park rstnblfohpd their
tcpeo village upon tho roof of the McAlpin
hotel, S4th 8U snd Bmwlwny, New York
City, Manager Boomer of course bad to
hiiv* them u-h'***U.i, Thu bcavus wait
unable to write their name* only in the
Iicturo language of tlm rodrnan.  Tills
hey did after Janus Bhwrnak-t-r, who had
(lie Indian* itt charge, uplsiwd to ihtm
that they could not pitch their tew**
upon tho roof top until ihty siped tlieir
names.
This unione villa** of tepees was the
first ever pitched upon tht roof tops of
Nuw VultCity. *lW*«iwa ia, twit tuc
first tepees jmclird on Manhattan Wand
In HO yearn, according to the rcoonl* of
the American Ilistotiosljwctcty,
The Indium spent tw ifwa fa New
York m the Ktmiti ot Louis W. Hill,
chairman of tho Ixmrd of directors of the
Great Northern Ry. who took thcu to
New York to Attend the Travel and
Vacation show, as representatives of
Glacier tfotfonal Part, wtucb wan tcprc-
senUd in this show with » tninature
roproduotion of Undo Sata'n newait play,
ground.
**£«   %0\*   ^}f%fUJLF£4 e lli  vvn   Jivlt-9'
The Complete House Furnishers
ofthe Pass
Hardware Furniture
i-"*'" ■ ■        ...(,.        ...
Wo will furnish your houso from collar to garret
and at bottom prices. Call, Write, Phono or
Wire    AH   ordors given   prompt attention.
Coletnan,
If you aro Batisfiod toll othors.
Aita«
Ifnotsatisfiod toll us. THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B.C. MAY 17,1913
PAGE THREE
I /
Letters to the Editor
Tho Editor does not necessarily acquiesce in tho views expressed by correspoudenU*; and
does'not hold himself responsible for same.
REPLIES TO   MR. SUTTON
Dear Editor:
I crave the indulgence in the columns of the District Ledger once
more to reply, to the letter which Mr.
Sutton lad in your letter-box and I
can assure you I will not enter into
any further controversy in this matter. ■ '        ,
He states: "I detest in every sense
those who have .reached Pisgah's
Heights in scientific Socialism." Now,
Mr. Sutton, just think a little; you
have made"a statement which you will
contradict in the near future. I want
to give you one or two illustrations
of things which are occurring at the
present time.
Note, the lowest 'animals respect
approaching motherhood. At Helton,
during an eviction, a woman in delicate health was struck.over the abdo-
men with a pick-handle. She. died
without gaining consciousness and
her baby was bprn dead in the middle
of the road. At-another camp a Mrs.
Kolonsky, also in delicate health, was
chased by the mounted police, ridden
down and trampled upon. Her haby
was born almost immediately; she
and the little one were burled in the
same casket. More than 600 babies,
were' born during the strike; elgthy
per cent, of them died.
These articles are taken from H.
Creel's story of the great coal strike
in Pennsylvania of 1910. In the same
article he tells of another case—that
of Mrs. Bostwick, whose husband,
Prank, had been shot down in his own
home by the Pennsylvania cossacks.
"Crazed and unmindful of the condition of undress, Mrs. Bostwick rushed
to her husband's side and attempted
to staunch the flow of blood. She was
kicked, cursed and jerked to her feet.
Then a heavy chain was twisted and
knotted about both wrists, cutting
them cruelly. And the marks where
the links bit into her flesh are still
plainly visible. Taken to the front
porch she was detained under one of
, the deputies. At the end of an hour
she was allowed to insufficiently
clothe herself. A pair of shoes—no
stockings-—were "pulled on her feet,
and in this condition she was walked
half a mile for another hour. She was
the centre of a grinning circle of
twenty deputies."'
* Now, Mr. Sutton, home is a sweet
word to all of us;but how sweet is it
to them who have no homes? Don't
you think, it is sweeter to a woman
than words can express. The beautiful instinct of motherhood—the love
of the child! In this present day a
large majority have no homes; they
are denied by this system. We are
looking for teachers, not masters; we.
are fighting for the abolition of this
hellish system.   ,.
I gjory in Socialism. I wish mankind had only one pair of ears and
one pair of eyes so it could look deep
down into my eyes and say, "What is
Socialism?" It is a .public (collective) ownership of things, publicly
(collectively) used, . not private
ownership of things, privately .used.
It does not mean that one class shall
possess and the other.class be dispossessed. When nature put me
forth with two eyes, - two arms, two
ears, she did not intend that they,
should be used by someone else. Anything that tends to retard the emancipation of tho worker I DETEST.
Yours, etc.,
H. MARTIN,
Annex.
Editor, District Ledger.
Sir-
Through • reading Mr. Joseph Sutton's letter, in last week's issue of the
Ledger it has been made manilfest to
ub that Mr. Sutton has no more Idea
as to the meaning of the words he
uses than an Esquimo. Let him study
the significance of a word before lie
sets it down on paper. In his letter
Mr. Sutton affirms, - detests, agrees,
maintains, claims, respect with the
pomposity of a second Pickwick. It
is extremely hilarious. Why!, Mr.
Editor, we had really come to believe
that every member of the working
class has passed that stage of futile
arrogance.
Mr. Sutton's assumption is most
amaaing. But there! out of liis ignorance and the fulness thereof hath he
spoken. Be he judged accordingly.
Let' me endeavor to correct his assumption 'by. stating .a few facts.
Every INTELLIGENT wage earner
has recognized by now that there are#
only two parties In the political field'
all the world over.—the capitalist party and the proletarian party. The interests of these parties are diametrically opposed. Therefore, any member of the proletarian party that coquettes with the other party is a traitor to that* to which he belongs. Hence
the reason for the discipline of Mr.
Harvey, M.P. for N.E. Yorkshire, and
Mr. Johnston, member for Nuneaton,
in England. Keir Hardie mentions
the discipline meted out in his letter
in last week's Ledger. Hence, also,
the reason for the present rumpus in
District 18.   Another fact for Mr. Sut
ton's information: There are no aspiring candidates in the Fernie Socialist party. I have no attentive earmark to bear me out in this; nevertheless it is a fact. Should some Socialist be selected he will be selected
from his standpoint as a member of
Gladstone Local Union and that alone.
Again, another fact, Mr. Sutton: It
is not everyone that calls himself a
Socialist is indeed a Socialist. No more
so than an aggregation of men blowing into brass horns on a street corner can call themselves a brass band,
although they may possess the br^a
to do so.
With regard to the two-hundred-
and-ntnety-nine part of his letter, if
Mr. Sutton was not so busy listening
to his own noise, he probably would
hear . something that would surprise
him.
Another point, Mr. Sutton: I have
never been an office-seeker; neither
have I held, nor do I hold office in,
nor have I ever received a dollar from
the U. M. W. of A Luckily for me,
I have' never had causo to appeal for
help from the union from any cause
whatsoever. Yet I have been a member of the U. M. W. of A. for more
years than I care to think of. I can
also venture to say that I have been
a member of the trade union movement for a longer period than Mr.
Sutton. I have also been, I say, an
active worker for the same, yet I have
never fought for Its principles. Unfortunately for me I early recognized
its limits. I say unfortunately, from
the dollar and office viewpoint. Furthermore I should very much like Mr.
Sutton to state to your readers the
principles of trade unionism. I should
like him, also, to state where and when
he has fought for the principles of
trade unionism. I must' ask him to
be specific. I assume that' he has
done so from his letter appearing in
the Ledger. . I believe that- I have
grounds for that assumption. In the
closing portion of his letter he quotes
Burke as saying, "Let us get on."
Let me ask Mr. Sutton, as a champion
of trade union principles, to answer
this question also:' "Let us get on,
where!"
Fraternally yours,
W. B. PHILLIPS.
To the Editor, District Ledger.
Dear Sir,—The following is an account of the inquest held re a Chinaman who was killed while scabbing in
the mines at Extension on May 1st.
The Provincial policeman who has
been here protecting the scabs since
the start of the strike, was instructed
by Coroner Thompson, of Nanaimo,
B. C„ to select six good and law-abiding men whom he considered could be
relied uponto give a just verdict, and
hold an Inquest in any public place.
* He decided to hold the inquest in
the schoolhouse, and summoned the
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jury to appear at the above-mentioned
place, but apparently it must have
heen decided that it would be more
convenient for-1 some of the parties
concerned to hold the i'-quest in the
room adjoining the company's office,
and the jury was notified to that effect when they reached the school-
house.
' Now, Mr. Editor, as I understand
the law,, inquests are to be held in
public places, and notwithstanding the
fr.ct that every road of egress to the
company's office is plastered with notices to the effect that all trespassers
will be prosecuted and thus by changing the place for the inquest they succeeded in excluding the public, Of
the jury which appeared to concur
with the policeman's idea of impartiality—or perhaps it may have been to
suit the convenience of some ot the
parties deeply interested—four of them
are engaged in the dignified occupation of playing traitor to tnelr fellow-
workmen and scabbing al the mines
here.' The following composed tho
jury: Wm. Wright, Alex. Mickie, John
JHckie and Wm. Cosier. These four
are scabs, and I hope the other gentlemen who composed tho jury will
pardon me for publishing their names
alpng with those mentioned above,
for I believe them to be straightforward men that liaVe a principle and
are not afraid' to voice their sentiments on any question of right and
wrong. The other members of the
jury were William Godfrey and William Brown. The verdict was one of
accidental death, but two of the jury
(and I expect the reader to draw his
own conclusions who they were) wished to have a rider added to the effect
that the accident was due to the
Chinaman who was responsible for his
fellow countryman's death, not having
a sufficient knowledge of English to
understand the instructions given him,
but the other four of this supposed impartial jury did not think tbat necessary, despite the fact that the law says
that a workman must have a clear
understanding of the English language
before he can be employed in a mine.
This only goes to show the reader how
the company is protected in every
violation of the law that they commit
and to let the workers of the province know just how much power is
being used to try and defeat the miners who are fighting for a just cause
and to whom success must eventually
crme
, Yours very truly,
A STRIKING MINER
cancy occurred in the constituency of
Mid-Glamorgan, Wales. The Master
of Elibank gave commands that no
Liberal should contest the seat, despite the fact that it was a Liberal
constituency. The I. L. P. were contesting the seat, Mr. Hartshorn, the
miners' agent and accredited Social
ist, was the I. L. P. nominee.
Why
HARDIE AND THE I. L. P.
To the Editor, District Ledger,
the"
was it that the Liberals did not officially support the Liberal who contested the seat? Keir Hardie went
to speak in support of 'Hartshorn,
and on entering the committee rooms
he found to his disgust that they were
wearing a. tricolor rosette. "Why are
you wearing these strange colors?''
was asked. "We wish to secure the
support of Liberal, Tory and Socialist,' was the reply.
When Geo. Lansbury contested Bow
and Bromley under the auspices of
tho I.L.P. the Liberals decided not to
oppose him; moreover ftloyd George,
Chancellor of the Exehhqiier, spoke in
support of the I, L. P. nominee. His
address was decidedly of a Utopian
complexion. In the year 1909 Ramsay Macdonald brought a bill beforo
the house, the purport of which was
to advance the wages of the unskilled
employees of tho government dockyards. The bill found great favor
with the Conservatives. Seeing that
such a measure would defeat the government and precipitate another untimely election, Ramsay Macdonald
withdrew the hill. It was reported
thnt Keir Hardie left the house with
a darkened countenance. Space forbids my adding any more to the, many
compromises the I. L. P. has effected
in its slippery history. Of the hundreds of lectures I have had the pleasure of hearing from the I. L. P. platform I never heard a word of the class
struggle, labor, theory of value, or
the materialist conception of history,
I did not even hear the name of Karl
Marx mentioned, Bernard Shaw, Sidney Webb, H. G. Wells, such intellectual Socialists as these, and others of
the Fabian Society were the I. L. P.
authorities on economics. The I. L. P.
pamphlets consisted of Liberal acts,
explained or made plain by Phillip
Snowdon. The Nationalization of
Railways, Back to the Land, Can a man
be a Christian on a pound a week, the
above pamphlets were the most popular, il heard one of the most influential members of the I. L. P. in the
British Parliament discourse for over
an hour and a half on "Afforestation
and the Unemployed," yet making a
statement to me privately that such a
scheme was "all buncum,lbut said he,
"it pleases the people." Today one
of the most eloquent of lady speakers
is lecturing on the necessity for an
it is a matter of policy with the International Coal and Coke Company, that
unless the men give way all disputes
must go to arbitration, no matter how
strong the evidence against their case.
The right or wrong of the case goes
for nothing against this policy. When
Vice-President Jones met Mr. Whiteside's on the last dispute, he (Mr.
Whitesides) was feeling very sore on
account of what he called Pit Head
strikes, and said, that as we (the
union) were not an incorporated body
be could not fine, or put us in gaol as
he would like to do, and asked Mr.
Jones to suggest some means of stopping the men from breaking the agreement.
Should this letter come to the
notice of Mr. Whitesides, it ought to
suggest a ready way of settling any
disputes arising between the men and
the company, without having any
stoppage of work, in the future.
Yours truly,
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me"diifm""of
to express my
views re Keir Hardie's letter and the
I. L. P. Hardie expresses surprise
that an editorial in the District Ledger should bracket' the British Labor
Party with a species of labor politicians who were attempting to form a
Canadian Labor Party, and whose
objectionable features being that they
openly ran under the Liberal auspices. I congratulate our Liberal-Labor
politicians for their honesty.
I still have In my possession a dues-
paying card, and also a button bearing the I. L. P. device.     I was supposed to be ono of the standard-bearers ofthe Red Flag; one of tho election commltteo that assumed responsibility for Hardie's election to tho
British Parliament.     Judging myself
and my associates In that particular
period of my life's history, I was not
by any means a Socialist.     Neither
^yero any of my comrades,   Buo wo
wero a bunch of men, and women, who
folt very koanly tho Iron hool of capitalism, and whoso revolt llko all other
historic slave revolts, was anything
but an Intelligent one.     Dissatisfied
with tho orthodox partloR, nnd also
tho Liberal-Labor  clement, wo woro
onslly captured » by Keir Hnrdlo nnd
his I. L. P.    Tho word "Independent"
did tlio trick.     Independent was tho
lcoy that would umlock tho treasure
houses of tho rich and glvo uh somo
fat big crumbs,*     Hugo picture posters decorated    tlio    hoardings and
walls, depicting   n   sturdy iriusculnr
Welsh minor (thero cannot bo n sad-
dor picture of a crumpled and washed
out piece of immunity than n Wolah
minor In oxlBtonco) with pick nnd nxo
In hand crashing down tho daors of
8t, Stephens,   Girdling his waist wiih
Uio word "Independent."     It was a
wonderful picture,  for  It fascinated
nnd hypnotised us.    Wo worked day
nml night to socuro tho return cf tins
man whom  wo  thought Incnrnntod
tho word and Idon "Independent," Wo
sang tlio "Rod Flag" and "Marsollalue"
with n voliomonco tlmt Ib characteristic of tho Celtic race.    Hnrdlo him.
nolf Ih a volcano of moral pi^slon, nml
Iio possesses tlio gift of Imparting thnt
passion to hla audlonco.     Ho Ib a
wonderful personality, nnd to work for
him IB liro Itsolf.    Tho I. L. P. wna
supposed to bo a Socialist Party, pled-
i»w1 hv nvfirv monns In ita twwnr it*
overthrow tho capitalist   svstnm   of
wnjto Blnvory,    How doon thin won*
dorful party Book to nooompllBh Its
plmlKos?  Firstly,   by   allying Jtflolf
with nn unoducntod body of mon In
tho form of trndo union*, whoso political outlook wns essontlnlly capital'
Istlo,    A body of mon who had not
tho faintest knowledge of tho class
struggle.    Hut boar In mind, thoy hnd
a big purso.   Tho I. L. P. by thus ally*
Ing Itsolf with tho trado unions not
only compromised Its principles but
It no longer functioned at nn educational party for Socialism.    To prove
my.contontlon horo are «om» election
topics: "The Right to Work," -"Free
Trade,"   "Afforestation,"   "Compensation Act," etc., etc,    This kind of
dope applied to the trado union men*
tallty.    Secondly,,the r. L. V. compromised with the Liberal Tarty for
seats.    In tho Bprlnjj of 1910 a vn-
"Independent Labor Party." Surely
enough the people are awakening
and are thinking out .the economic
■problem for tliemselves, Carlyle is
dead, and hero worship Is dying fast.
The wage slave will not follow a blind
leader, for the, days of such human
monstrosities are numbered . Knowledge Is Power—get it and be dono
with wage slavory.
Yours ln revolt,
W. L. PHILLIPS.
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To the Editor, District Ledger.
Dear Sir,—On the 30th of April the
miners of Coleman took an enforced
holiday, and, as la usual In theso
cases' all the blame for tho stoppage
Is attached to the miners by peoplo
who have never scon tho lnsldo of a
mine but think they know the minors'
business better than ho knows It himself.
To those peoplo and thoir kind I
would llko to slate that In every Instance of a stoppage of work at the
International mlnou, tho officials of
the company hnvo boon entirely to
blamo.
It may bo IntoroHtlng to tho public
to know why tho minors doclded to
tako a holiday on thn 30th iijt,
It Is perfectly donr In tho agreement that nollhor Union   nor   nonunion men aro lo bo discriminated
against, but still In tlio faco of this
tho pit boss 'discharged ono man out
of olght on tlio,grounds .that ho had
been In, anotlior man's placo,     As u
mattor of fact, tho olght mon woro on
thoir way to tlio mine, and wero novor
In any man's placo, excepting''when
crossing from crosscut to crosscut on
planks laid across for that purpose.
Knowing tho facts of the caso, tho pit
commlttoo took up tho mattor with
tho superintendent, and  tried  ovory
possible moans to hnvo tho mnn reinstated, but without hiiccoss.   Now,
If tho company want to avoid thoso
stoppages why do thoy not Instruct
tliolr superintendent to settle theso
disputes with tlio pit commltteo. whon
tho ovldonco producod Is elonr that
ono of his unilorstrappora has made
a mistnko.    Woro this courso ndoptod
thn only holidays taken by tho minors
would bo thoso   provided for under
tho agreement,    Instead of tho sup-
orlntondnnt trinf>(ltir» Min mon with Hit*
Intention of trying to settlo nny grlev-
nnco that may lmvo arisen, ho invariably passes up snmo to Mr. White-
sides, leaving mo ns secretary of tho
union to pass Hie mattor up to tho
District Officers,    No   mnt tor   how
strong tho ovldenoa In favor of il\c
men, Ur. Whitesides adopts tha same
tactics   as   tlio  superintendent, and
passes up tho dispute for arbitration.
Tho compony officials will novor admit bolng  In the  wrong, as  thoir
hirelings must bo supported nt any
cost.   All tho disputes that havo beon
settled by the snpcritii«md*wU ami the
pit committee aro those In which the
pit committee have decided that the
mon had no caie.   In all eases whero
the mon have had to take n holiday
to stop an Injustice, the depute hu
kouo to arbitration-, and tu* n.uu havo
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TO CORRESPONDENTS
AVe regret that owing to the number of communications and the voluminous nature of same
—as our correspondence columns will show—it
has been found necessary to cut several communications. Most of these commuications dealt with
the question that is now liefore tlie members, namely, the political action of the officers—some of the
criticisms being favorable and others adverse. We
have, regardless of tone, held theso letters over,
and while the correspondents themselves may not
appreciate this, we feel sure that tliey are considerate enough to recognize tliat we have been impartial.
These remarks are the result of a conversation I
with a well-known propagandist who on passing ■
through our town favored us with his opinion of
the Cumberland strike, telling us that the men had
as much fight in them now as when they started;
that they remarked, ""We have plenty to eat and we
are living; we did no more when we worked; if
we had been working some of us would have been
maimed or killed during the eight months we have
been striking!"   But, Mr. Union Man, how is it
that they are able to "stay with it"?     You in
this District who enjoyed (?) the same respite from
work for eight months know that your fight would
have been brief indeed if you had not had the backing of a powerful union—an international union.
This is no maudlin attempt to tell you what you
"owe" the union, rather what you owe yourselves.
The union may not have got you all you want—
it never will, and if it does—well, you will have
ceased to have any interest in it, '
The moral is this—you have experienced what
a union can do for you on strike, but you have not
experienced ALL it can do; you must remember
lhat you are the union, and when you are called
upon to pay your dues kick—it is part of the game
—but don't forget to pay. That this is to youc
interest this was written—Qoud erat demonstrandum (it was to prove).
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WHAT YOU "OWE" YOURSELVES— NOT
WHAT YOU "OWE" THE UNION.
TO ask tlie question "Why do men join a trade
union?" may seem to many unnecessary.and
absurd, yet there is a deal of misconception about
this question. In the first place let us state plainly that men do not join the union because they
love i.t, for about the union there is no "It"—you
arc the union and you join the union because you^
love yourself. You realize that it affords you a
certain amount of protection; that it permits collective bargaining; lhat if you do happen to disagree witli your masters and are forced to discontinue work for a period, that the union will
provide funds for the necessities of life. Tou join
the union because .you hope to get something out
of it. '  •
Then granted this, to join is a duty you owe
yourself, and if you don't join, or if you
refuse to pay union dues, you are only injuring yourself. If by you action you succeed in
breaking up the union, and the chances while possible arc scarcely probable, you may injure others.
—lrtit7r5vetrth'ciTpyotrdo_not"escape: :	
Every movement must have what we ..term
"kickers." (This, to the sensitive may seem vulgar, in which case they can substitute "reformer"
or "demagogue," to suit, themselves.) But call
them what you will you must have them—they are
the signs of progress, and in no wise indicate the
decadency of unionism.
Once let the union man get it into his head that
there is no finality in unionism, just as there is noth
ing reactionary in society—except it. lie too precipitate acton—he will be able to view the occasional
ebullitions thnt, we witness in nil movements as
part of the progress of society.
With reference to the controversy going on be
tween the officers and certain members of the organization it is no part of our business to interfere,
but there is one phrase that strikes us as finding
rather undue frequency in this correspondence—viz
"material interests." We cannot imagine any-
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at stake. A few years ago men would have been
horrified (!) at this expression, and would have
vehemently disowned any "interest" but we.have
widened considerably in our conceptions and it is
usual to lie candid'with regard to what are our
"interests." We merely mention this to show
that this phrase should not be taken too seriously.
If you put a man up to study your interests you
must make it worth his while, and when you think
he is not doing so you study "YOUR own material
interests." Thc phrase is very "heavy" but after
all cjoes not mean a lot when employed pro or con
by individuals. '   ' '
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39-3tp.
EGGS FOR HATCHING from imported Sicilian Buttercups; great layers of the day; few sittings at $4.00
per 15;. after May 15th half price.
Fred Pelletier, Fernie, B. C, Box 1022.
On another column will be found a report of thc
Western Canadian Co-Operative Trading Company
(Coleman, Alta.), and'while it has been found necessary, to call for further capital, to meet the increasing trade requirements, the balance sheet indicates plainly that this business is returning to
its customers substantial dividends. It is often
noticed-that-the'Workcr--is-too-scruplous-in-his-l)usi--
ness undertakings;,he will insist—and quite properly too—that everything shall be "union-made"
and none but union help employed," and-while he
is following this policy many individuals—and
they may be union men at that—are just seeing
how much they can "soak"- out of such concerns,
and tlie result is that lie is often compelled to admit failure through failing to adopt the ruthless
methods of competition. The workers must remember that sympathy is a poor "business" proposition and unless they can get a return valuo
from those whom they employ they will shortly
lie compelled to quit.
FOR'SALE—A limited number of
British-made Bicycles direct from factory, Coventry, England; frame weld-
less steel tube, wheels nickelplated
rims, rustless spokes, Eadie coaster
brakes, Dunlop non-slip tires; a first-
clas mount in every way; terms. Apply, W. Barton, Singer Sewing Machine Agent, City. 37-otp.
FOR SALE CHEAP—Two lots in
Athbasca Landing. Apply Box 25,
Coal Creek. 33tfn
Friday, May 23d, 1913
MUSIC BY
The Rex Orchestra
Of Cranbrook
TICKETS,    -    $1.00 EACH
Including Refreshmeut
Cemetery Notice
Persons wishing tlieir lots in Cemetery kept- in.
good condition for the season,   at   a   reasonable
charge, can make arrangements with the undersigned.
THOMSON & MORRISON
Funeral Directors .. ' <
Bicycles made in Canada
mf-ans something to you
A. C. LIPHARDT
Jeweler
— AND —
Optician
Fernie,
B. C.
BEST MONEY CAN BUY
CLEVELAND   -   BRANTFORD
NASSEY   -      -      PERFECT
Cash $45.00 or terms of three payments $50.00
The Standard bicycles (guaranteed) 38.50
cash or.terms $42:50 in three payments
English made bicycles Edie Coaster Brakes, Warwick
Tyres $38.50, terms $42,50
Get an Indian Motor Cycle and enjoy a trip through the mountains
JOHN MINTON - Fernie Bicycle Store
SEE! It's Coming! Spring! Someone will want those lots in Cedar Valley.   Better see Evans about them.
TO RENT—House of three rooms,'
kitchen:.!_two_\:eranda.lis.--_Rental_Jigi.
Apply Jos. Leonard Allen, Riverside
ave., West Fernie. 36-3
1 EGGS'FOR HATCHING—S. C. W.
Leghorns, descendants bf first prize
winners at the world's greatest shows,
such as Madison Square Garden, New
York, World's Fair, St. Louis, Boston, Chicago, ancl others. Eggs, 15
for $2.00. P. Finch, Box 44, Coal
Creek. 3G-3
PANTAGE'S VAUDEVILLE
AT THE
GRAND THEATRE
MONDAY, MAY 19th
ONE NIGHT ONLY
MONDAY, MAY 19th
fcJJ
Bar
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QUICKLY STOPS COUQH8, CUBES COLDS,
HEALS THE THROAT AND I UNGS, 25 CENTS
Stubbs Explains
(Continued from Page 1)
(hut we would got some remedial log-
IbIi'iLIou.     Tho only inference I can
draw is tliat our members nro personally fnmlllur with thoir   ovory    day
struggle,   and  that  whilo  they  may
, theoretically   igno.rd'  palliatives,   tho
necessity for them forces Itself upon
thoir attention.    As I havo previously  pointed   out,  wa  woro  somewhat
successful in carrying out our instructions in those matters, but what would
have been our position had wo followed tho example of our District Contortionist, when, as a mombor ot tho
oxocutlvo of tho B, O. Federation, ho
told Premier McBride that wo did not
oxpoot to get any thing from such a
Kovnrnmont because wo woro «all Socialists (a doubtful uppolatlon), and,
tlmt wo would put him and his government out of business,     It Ih to
laugh, particularly whon wo consider
that it Is just such tactics as havo
ontronchod tho Conservatives ln Tl, 0.
Mnrx, In his Communist Manifesto,
points out Unit tho Socialists aro tho
most resolute section of tlio workors
that thoy do not form pnrtlns soparnto
and  apart  from  tlio othor  working
class parties, and that thoy devoid'
tliolr onorftlos lo pointing out to tho
workers nt nil  limes tlio road that
should lm trnvollnd, but thon Mnrx
was not nequalntod with somo of tho
mombors of tho 8, P. 0„ who boastfully nvnr that thoy could  not now
subscribe to tho Manifesto,
Our worst crime scorns to bn that
'.*>   1,',','X'*'"   it, .   ;*.,„tti,i„'it,   f.V  11,.,   cr
■"bllnt Pnrtv nf Pnnndn, who wns
nominated, by (hn Lcthbr'dRn Local
of that party, nftor*I had taken tho
troublo to explain to thoir secretary
tho possibilities   In   tho   Lcthbrldgo
:'■'",*   f*:"   '*rrr'.*f:]"y'i]  )')i}t***  'tvi-1   fn?  Ihti
Socialist party, and dono specifically
for the purpose of arousing tho prejudice that It did occasion. If wo aro
to consider thnt any small body of
faith healers have tho right to frustrate tho attempts of organised labor
to procure weapons that will permit
of Incensing \ln efficiency, then
w.f» hnve committed n crime In not
governing ovrsolvos according t(o thoir
■Momcr, and should bo nccordlngly
reprimanded, Nut It should ba homo
In mind that nd.nlsHlan '.s iralnod lu
the 8. P. not by diploma, trot by on
admission of rnr.'t, not necessarily
hiitoil on knowledge The linen that
have been dnwn In thU controversy
have not been drawn nby .myself, but
if my traducers require :i decision as
lo whether we should bocoma tho tall
of the political kito of the S. P. of C,
or any other political party, lot our
members decide.
Our actions wero attempts to
strengthen tho position of tho mino
workers ancl organized labor generally, and as such, cannot be chnllongod
except on grounds ot prejudice,, or
with tho vlow to satisfying tho cravings of a, row of perennial political
jumping jacks, who havo, up to this
time, studiously avoided' discussing
tho mator oxcopt from a purely personal standpoint. '-.
Boforo closing, lot mo draw attention to tho statements that have boon
made as to. tho Vice-President and
Socrotnry not being manly enough to
also hand In tliolr resignations. This
statement shows the complete lack
of knowledge as to tho affairs of tho
organization on tho part of (ho Individual making It, and Is further nn exposition of tho oxtont to which somo
Individuals will go to humor their prejudice. I hnvo pointed out on many
occasions that, I was tlio responsible
individual, and In taking tho action I
did It lu ordor to tost, thn fooling of
our mombors. I did not forgot that
tho work of our organization had to bo
carried on, and that It could only ho
dono'by men who hnd tho ability and
experience to do It. Further oxplana-
tion on thnt point would appear to mo
unnecessary to thoso who can t'hlnlt
for themselves.,
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
•Untangling Tony" at the (Irnnd,
Thursday, May ,22. Lato train to
Coal Crook at 11 p.m.
Tha "real man' for tho pollco force
!■» c^tplnfr trnnt T.r-thbrtrlco nnii imt
from Calgary, as surmluod previously.
Tlio assault caso of Corrlgtin and
Conroy received tho preliminary hearing Friday morning.
Tlio cttso of Frod Wntors versus tha
ra'lk Lumber*Co, wns dismissed on a
technicality.
( Mm, A. B, Triton returned to town
during Uio weok aftor spending somo
time ),n Spokane.
Tlio subject of tho sermon at Knox
Church on Sunday ravening will bo
"Fruit of Their Own Way." Tbe
liwiMiU-ur will ba the Rev. A. 5. J,f;vrtltt,
Ills Grace tho Right Rev. Timothy
Casey, Archbishop of Vancouver, will
administer tho sacrament of Confirmation at tho Holy Family Church on
Sunday noxt.
A Palo of homo cooking will bo held
in schoolroom of Methodist Church
on Saturday afternoon ut 3 o'clock.
Mosdamos Brown,, Bonnell and Burns
will have charge 'of the |ea room.
It Is rumored that the Coal Company
Intend fixing up a first-class cycling
track and athletic grounds, for which
purpose a space In tho vicinity of tho
coke ovons will bo fenced In and improved, .
Don't forget tho Social and danco
under tho auspices t'f tho Socialist
Party in tho Victoria Hall on Tuesday
night.
For omploylng firemen without tho
nocossary certificates tho Crow's Nest
Pass Coal Co,vworo fined $100,00. Mr.
11. \V, Horchmor acted ■'fpr tho prosecution and Mr. Shorwood Horchmor
for tho defendant company.
Tho Skating Rink will bo tho scono
of a boxing contest on May 24111, W.
W. Tuttlo, of Macleod, and woll known
In Fornlo, will referee tlio bout between Dick Marshall, of Fornlo, and
Al, Ensign, of Lothbrldgo,
A business mooting of tho Socialist
pnrty will ho hold In tho bnsomont of
tho Minors' Hall on Sunday evening
at 7,:io, Mombors of the commltteo
In connection with tho social nro particularly requested to ho present owing to this being tho Inst mooting
night boforo this ovont,.
animals and clowns and amusing entertainments are provided' for in the
program.
A mile-long brilliant street parade
will be given at 10.30 tun. Tho two
performances begin at 2 and 8 o'clock.
THE ISIS THEATRE
"Laugh nnd .tho world laughs with
you" is evidenced in the program of
tho Isis Thoatro for Friday and Saturday, whon tha following comedy
fllmswlll bo shown: "Wllllo;Wantp to
Cure Ills' Father," "Tho Hypocrltos,"*
"Good Morning, Judge," and "Percy H.
Baldwin, Trlflor." A scenic film of
Beaux, Provlnco, and tho dramatic
subjects "The Horso Thief's Daughter,'
"Tho Symphony," and "Coming of
Sunboam,' completes the attractions.
Next wook Sherlock Holme's In "The
Sign of Four" will bo amongst tho foaturo subjects of this amusement house.
A GREAT BILL:    Including
The Two Fishers
Comedy Cyclists.      Talking Dog
Adair and hickey Girls
America's Greatest Comedians
Cora Young--Blods
Sextette Musical Girls of the Golden West
Monday, may 19th and others Monday, may 19th
PRICES-RESERVED $1,00
UNRESERVED $75c.
n.D.    florvIco»:
ovonlng, 7.30.
Morning 11 a.m.;
BARNE8' CIRCU8—
ASTONISHINGLY CiKbAI j
Tuesday, May it, (next Tuoaduy) |
will bo circus day In * Fornlo, Tho j
word "big' Is used In nil announce.'
meats ot this show for tho reason that
tho niirnos' Show now easily takes
rank ns tho largest vrahiwi animal exhibition In tho world. Barnes' Show
Is Canada's only roally big circus,
Col. Al. O. Tlnfnos, tho solo owner,
being a natlvo son of Canada, Tho
show this season Is considerably larger than ever beforo nnd over fifty new
big feature acta havo boon provided,
tho greatest of which In the challenge
group of African HonB—24 In number
—which Herr Louie lloth handles at
jono timo In the'arena. This act U
unquestionably the greatest wild oni-
rnal act ever presented and Is ono of
real daring whlfh tnnlto* tht*
cold chilli chain up and down one'*
spinal column,   A large collodion of
That Fornlo will produco a world's
champion Ih (ho shapo of somo future
Gotch or Unckonsclimldt does not
soon nt nil Impossible with tho Innovation of W, Ingram's Athletic
Club—or as It Is monogrnphlonlly abbreviated "A. A. C."
-Much credit Is duo lo \V, A. Ingram
for tho public splrltod mnnnor In
which ho hns launched tbo venture
mid especially ut n timo whon wo havo
In our midst so mnny pessimistic
Individuals who can soo no future for
our burg or tho inhabitants" thoroof.
Tho young blood ot tho town havo In
tho gym (ovory conceivable nppnratus
Incidental1 to'physlcnl culture and Will,
wo foot sure glvo this splendid object
ovory support.
On Saturday night an exhibition of
witiouing viio uv nimu, itii CotutiiiU,
iho liLulu," uiuuuat-'i' tun. J»ldflk'-
weight champion of tho world will
wrostle with W. A. Johnson (champion of tho Crow nt 175 lbs.), ond Jas.
Sansom (originally of Spokane Athlot-
,.    rt,    1  *.      . - -   , t t. . i   ,   .. 1 , -*l * 1- ~ ,,   1 ^
-a-v v„uu), w*j tat,,      i, *»->, uli^ww-** '■'--
throw both Inside ot 15 minutes or
forfeit »200 to any charity in this
town. (As Pat has a "rocord" wo
did not think It nocossary to "namo"
any charity whon Invltod.) . Tbls. Ia
tho first opportunity tho residents of
Fornlo hnvo had to soo a real chum-
plon In action, nnd they will not ha
disappointed. Pat could fill, a Pouplo
of column with "records" and within
tho last fow yeara hai an unbeaten
record In his class.
Thero win bo uewal preliminary
bouta of both boxlnir and wrestling.
Como and see tho real tblni, Saturday, Mny 17, at t o'clock.
Isis Theatre
BEST ALWAYS
FRIDAY AND 8ATURDAV EVENING, SATURDAY MATINEE
PROGRAM
WILLIE WANT8 TO CURE HIS
FATHER
French "Bclalr" Comody. Willie's
fathor is sick and tho doctor proscribes chlckon broth. Wllllo goes
aftor tho chlckon, but without monoy,
Tho chlckon hunt Is certainly mirth
provoking.
THE HYPOCRITES
Victor Comody.«* Tom, tho minister's . son, decides not to ontor tho
mlnlstery, so hie father sends him to
a friend to bo put at hard lnbor. Tho
friend's children and thoir frlonds aro
homo from collego on thoir vacation,
mid their attempts to conceal their
good times from tho good (7) minis-
tor's son Is sure groat, **
OOOD MORNING, JUDQE.
ThnnhouBor Comedy. Tho fun
started over1 tho young man making
n bet that ho could marry the Judge's
daughter In throe months. Sho con-
7?.'?('>'? A) rlrfht, t>"t Hit* loliiio overruled her. Well, It's so mixed up that
It will havo to bo aeon to bo understood and appreciated, but Ita guaranteed. . ;   .    *i
Pleating
Pictures
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Projected
PERCY H. BALDWIN, TRIFLER.
Victor Comody,    Trlflors generally
got In bad, and Porcy did, too.
A DEAD TOWN (Scenic)
Beaux, In Provonco.  All that remains of tho beautiful town dostroyod by Cnrdlnal Ulchollou,
THE HORSE THIEF'S DAUGHTER,
Nostor Western,
THE SYMPHONY
nox Drama. Tho young musician's
wlfo dies, ho losos his mind and tho
llttlo duughtor Is adoptod by a wealthy
family. Tho father regains his roason, but tho wealthy family has moved away, and no ono knows whoro to,
so tho fnthor goes out Into tho world
to teach music, Father and daughter
aro finally roun Hod through tho art
thoy both lovo In a vory pleasing manner.
THE COMING OF SUNBEAM
Solax Drama,
A pretty and touching atory of how
a grouchy father and hia only daughter, who has married against his will,
aro brought together by Sunbonm, tho
daughter's child. Tho reunion Is accomplished In a vory original and unique manner.
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Watch for This Noxt Weok
GREAT THANHOUSER FEATURE: Sherlock Holmes solves
"The Sign ofthe Four" mystery. .
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News  of The   District
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♦ HILLCREST   NOTES -*»
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Mr. C. M. O'Brien, Socialist organ-
1 izer, addressed a meeting in the Union
Hall on Sunday night.     The.meeting
was largely attended, and the speaker
-dealt very fully with the Social issues of the day.   " >
There is a rumor current to the ef-„
feet that the suffragette movement is
on ""foot in Hillcrest. Wo would suggest that windows be boarded up ln
case the window smashing tactics be
adopted. ,,
The Hillcrest football team played
Hosmer on Saturday, the result being
a victory for Hillcrest. Score, 3—2.
Our team ls to be commended ln view
of the fact that they had very little
practice. We expect to seo them
carry home whait little pride Coleman
left with the Bellevue team on Saturday next. r.
Our baseball team journeyed to
Frank on Sunday and -played a friendly game with the C. P. It. team, resulting in a score of 15—11 in favor of
Hillcrest. The day was disagreeable
for a ball game. However, the Hillcrest boys felt, cheerful, as usual, their
lady friends being there to boost them
up, which, no doubt, accounts for their
victory.
Mr. J. Mclnnis resigned his position
in the c mine and moved to Coleman,
where he will reside for the future.
■Mr. Arnold -Martell, who conducted
a barber shop and pool room in town,
is preparing to move his family to
Glace Bay, N.S., shortly. During their
stay in Hillcrest 'they have made
many friends who regret their departure.
.Miss Keil, of the Union Hotel staff,
is leaving shortly to spend her vacation with her parents in Edmonton,
Watch Harry's tears. '
John J. Mclntyre, of Calgary, who
has been pn business through the
mining towns of the Pass for the last
few weeks, returned home Monday
night.
'Mr. Joseph Johnson, of Frank, was
visiting friends in town on Sunday.
John McLeod, of Bellevue, was a
Hillcrest visitor on Sunday.
.Mr. Dan R. McKinnon, of Bellevue,
-pald-us-a-fljingrvisit-Sundayeveningr
You can't win a home in two places,
Dan!     Bob has got you going now.
Great interest is'being taken in,the
kesn rivalry which exists between
Scotty nnd Charles Fuches as to who
is the biggest pool shark. Scotty
has issued a challenge to play Charlie
a limited number of games and he Is
betting dollars to doughnuts,he won't
havo a look-in. Now, Charlie, shut
up or put up!
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♦ MICHEL   NOTES ♦
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Tho Michel Opera House Is getting a now coat of paint this weok.
Wo llko to soo you doing a llttlo yourself, Mr. Lockhart, and It's worth tho
troublo.
During tho absonco of Mr. Currie
tho services woro conducted by Mr.
John Bnstaln on Sunday ovonlng. Mr
A. Bastaln gnvo two solos, which woro
woll rendered.
Tho Mlchol tonm to oppose Fornlo
on Saturday, May 17th will be J.
Moore, goal; Wm. Samuels and Sam
Hampton, backs; J.*Guest, 11. Hamp-,
Bon ajid S. Weaver, halves; A. Ardon,
Frod Boddlngton, F. Roberts, H.
Brown and Bort Davis forwards,
Michel Is beginning to "boom"
again, , During tho last wook tho Coal
Company havo posted notices Inviting
tenders for a now tunnel on No. 8
sido, and lowest tenders not necessarily accoptod.     "
Look out for tho basket social and
dnnco to bo glvon by tho Odd Follows
In thoir now hall down Now Town,
Monday 10th,
Considerable Interest was taken In
tho wrostllng match In Martin Hall on
Monday ovonlng, botwoon Bob Hnmp-
son, of Michel, and Guy Hansom, of
Pincher Crook, Tho latter*, who defeated Ilampson a short timo ago,
agreed to throw Ilampson throo times
In ono hour, and If falling ho would
forfeit $50.   Sanspm won tho first fall
in 37 minutes, but Hampson won the
match by gaining the second fall in
18 minutes. It was a good ma^ch and
well appreciated by all the spectators.
Mr. John Ambrose,' clerk, at the
Trites Woods Co., has secured the
post of fire warden between McGillivray and Wardrop Siding on the C.P.R.
He commenced his duties on Monday.
We hear that the Wholesale'Liquor
Store down New Town has changed
hands this week. The Fort Steele
.Brewing Co. being the purchasers.
The football team journeyed to
Blalrmoro last Saturday to fulfill their
league fixture with .that club, and expected to do better than the week before. ' Several changes wero necessary ln the formation of the team,
and judging from the result, which
ended in two goals to one in favor of
Blairmore, still further. changes are
necessary. The game was very rough
from the commencement, and some of
the Blairmore players were evidently
strangers to the game, seeing the
■manner in which they tackled the opposition. Had the referee been more
strict no doubt tho result would have
been different, but then he would have
been in need of a "back-hand' to blow
the whistle, as fouls were so frequent. Never mind, boys, try and do
better at the third obstacle, which
will be Fernie at home, on Saturday.
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The local Italian colony had a great
old time last week-end celebrating the
wedding of Mr. L. Bordegar and Miss
Oliva Casoli, the feasting and dancing lasting nearly two days.
1 Hosmer footballers journeyed to
Hillcrest Saturday to play their league fixture, Hillcrest being the winners at the end of a hard game by a
score of 3—1. The result undoubtedly flattered them, two of their goals
being of the soft variety, due to weak
goal-keeping. However, it's no use
to cry over spilt milk, we'll "get even
on  June  28th.
The football club de3ire to acknowledge the following,subscriptions: R.
S. Gourlay, $50; F: Labelle, M. Sorkie
and'Dr. May, $18; B. Mills, J. Bossio,
D. Wilson, Hosmer Livery and
jri:ansfer_Gompany,_M,„F._KendaI!,-FI-
Liethouser, $5; M. Boassally, $4: J.
Zisseleman, W. Fowler, $3; A. Lund,
N. Kuryluk, P. Hnathko, H. Bennett,
T. Rambridge, I. J. Brown, $2; and
hosts of othors $1 each. Anyone the
subscription committee forgot to call
on wishing to donate are still in timo
to help us. olt needs money to run
a league team.
The business of nominating for
District President took placo Sunday
last. Two or three names wero
mentioned, but nothing was dono definitely In tho matter. By tho way,
wo might inform somo of tho over-
zealous Individuals who are writing
personal letters suggesting this fellow and tho othor for the position,
that tlio mombors of Hosmer Local
are qulto capable of doing thoir own
solectlng, thank you!
Tho Hosmer fire bosses nro visiting. Fornlo in rotation those days to
bo Instructed In tho mysteries of tho
Dragor life saving apparatus.
Wo learn on reliable authority that
ono Captain Mooro ts to visit tbls
district to try and form an infantry
regiment. Wo hopo tho wago work-
ors In this district will bo wlso
enough to put thoir foot on any attempt to foster a spirit of militarism
in this part of tho country. No man
can lower his dignity moro than by
becoming n soldlor; it is a depth beneath whlhch we cannot go. If Mr.
Capitalism has any bullots to shoot
lot   him   handlo   tho   job   himself.
Hosmor plnys Coal Crook down by
tho old mill stream on Saturday. A
fow changes will bo mado from tho
team that played HlllcroBt.       .
Tho basket social nnd dnnco which
hnd boon arranged by tho ladles of St.
Joseph's Cathollo Church for tho 10th
of May, has boon cancollod,
To Whom It May Concern
Will thi?, person who has n black
rntrlovor dog that answers to tho
namo of "Lolo," locked up In thoir
houso tako notico that unless samo
Is Immediately released thoy will bo
prosocuted—A. Brandenburg, Hosmor.
•UntnngHng Tony" at the Grand,
Thursday, May 22, Lato train to
Conl Crook ot It p.m.
Hillcrest are feeling anxious to meet
Bellevue team. They-are going to
■bring a good "gate' to the local team
on the 17th (pay day), so come along
you Bellevue sports and make things
lively.
Quite a big crowd went to Hillcrest
on Wednesday last to the opening of
the  new  Methodist  Church.
There is to be a basket social and
dance given under the auspices of the
Bellevue Athletic Association. A
good time is in store for all who attend, so come everybody and give
them a help out. Don't forget the
date, May 19, in the Socialist Hall,
Bellevue.
Mr. and Mrs, G. Bateman were Coleman visitors  on  Sunday  last.
Mr. John Walters, who is an old-
timer of "this burg, ls in here renewing acquaintances.
The Bellevue No. 1 Mine has been
closed down now for over a week.
There has been a creep on ln the inside somewhere about the hundreds,
but they expect to be able to start
work soon again.
The members of "the choir of the
Bellevue Methodist Church gave Mrs.
S. T. Humble a social as a send-off.
They also gave her a nice present as
a token of respect for the valuable
services rendered to the choir.
•Mrs. John Crawford, of Cranbrook,
is in camp the guest of Mrs. David
Davidson.
Mr. Herbert Wigmore and Mr. Geo.
Jephson, of England, landed in camp
this week. They intend .staying for
a time.
The miners of No. 2 Mine came
home for the last two shifts. There
is some trouble' over the system of
timbering.
Mr. Philip Hart, of Lundbreck, was
in camp on business this week.
The Ramblers Club had a paper-
chase on Monday at Passburg. Albert Varley and Harry Catka were
the winners.
The Rev. W. Irwin performed, a
marriage, ceremony at Maple Leaf
on Monday, the contracting parties
being Joseph Keen, of'Bellevue, and
Miss Germaine Mary, of Frank.
The Bellevue Band will give an
open air concert on Sunday next at
4 o'clock, weather permitting.
Mr. Jock Fraser has severed his
connections with the company here
Steene  left  on  Monday  for  an  extended visit to Pocahontus.
■Mr. Werely, driver for some time
for the wholesale Liquor Store here,
left on Monday for Fernie, where he
took* a similar position with the. Fort
Steele Brewing Co.
vested  in  a first-classaDie,hzlk-wNN
NOTICE
FRANK CO-OPERATIVE CO.
Limited
A Meeting of Shareholders of
the above company will be
held on the Premises on SATURDAY, May 24th. AH shareholders please attend.
(Signed)
EVAN  MORGAN Sec.
FRANK  WEJR, Pres.
'Untangling Tony" at the Grand,
Thursday, May 22. Late train to
Coal Creek at 11 p.m. '
TABER NOTES
BELLEVUE NOTES
J^.  Jfr   ^£w   4^, ^^.   -4^  ^» .^Afa. ^k. ^^  ^^  ^fa *^W
Briscoe's $40,000 Stock in
Stownrt'H hands to soil without
regard to former cost, loss or profit
Don't foil to bc horo at 0 a.m.
Snturdiiy morning, May 3, nml
get your f»!inro of tho bargains.
Slashing priees to prices and
marking goods ns thoy havo never
been marked before in prepara-
tion for this big sale.
Sfon* f<low»d Thursday and Friday to arrange and mark down
prices.
BRI SCO'S
Blalrmoro Alta.
Mrs. William Qallimoro and family
arrived In camp this weak. Sho ox.
poets to stay for a timo, f
Hlllcrest on Saturday to take in the
gamo ot football botwoon Hosmer and
Illllcreat. :i
Tho local team went to Coleman
on Saturday to play the league gamo
with Coleman. Tho boys suffered
defeat at Colomnn, but they Intend
to *m>p nftor It till they land tho Sllv-
or ware In Bellovua
On Saturday the 17th tho Hlllercat
team ar* coming here to play tho
local team. If you want to »*• one
ot i%*, t**t **»*» *£ thn *«*mi tm
ahonltl <^m# fo W*»IJ*w*# nod ***** how
Ut* thing is tltm tor th* sport* of
and bas gone to North Fork.
Mrs. S. T. Humble left on Monday
for a four, months' vacation to the
Old Country.
Tho Rev, A. Earner, of Red Deer,
tho new superintendent of Methodist
missions for Southern Alberta, was a
visitor in camp this week.
Quite a crowd turned out to seo the
baseball team practice on Mondny
night.
TRANK NOTES
Tho last instalment of tho Hardware building .Is making a gracoful
but slow exit to tho new townsite.
•Dr. Do Martlgnoy is having a now
stable built on tho back of his lot.
Peter Paterson, of Blalrmoro, ls doing tho work on it.
Tho denth occurred in tho hospital
on Tuesday of J. Kolzak, of Passburg.
It. scorns that ho nnd his Russlnn
friends woro having a friendly (?)
drink whon things got exciting, nnd
ho either"*'fell'on,-or. hod thrown at
him, something that plorcod his bond.
Ho died aftor elghteon hours ln tho
hospital. Coroner Plnknoy wan,call-
od and a jury formed to hold an In-
quifot *Tho jury was composed of tho
following: A. E. Beach, C. J. Tompkins, W, T, Voung, Q. Gurdnor, llobort
Barr, Charllo Howard and A. I. Blots.
Tho Sanatorium pooplo aro adding
to tho beauty of thoir property by
lnying out an oxcollont flowor gar-
don, and by tho oxtonslon ot tho fonco
around tho tennis court, so as to add
another coUrL
W. B. Bartlett, of Blalrmoro. was
In town on Wolnosdny night.
Mr. Clonrlllno, of Calgary, was In
town for a few days this wook, ho Is
an old tlmor of Frank, being manager
of the Wholosalo Liquor Store prior
to liitt trnnsfor to Calgary.
Ono of tho ohlost citizens of Frank
passed away on Wednesday morning
In tho person of V. F, Iluxlckn, ngod
73 years, Somo years ago ho and hia
wlfo nnd family enmo ovor from Bohemia, and havo oslded horo over
slnco. Ho was highly respected, not
only by his own nationality but by all
who know him, nnd tho sympathy of
tho residents go out to tho aged widow as yarn m to tin mm and unutciit-
Wli,    Ut'li   V-!    ll'lli}.'.'.   .'U'l'   .Ht&ltt.'&U'*!   Ill'
habitant** of this town.    Tho funeral
will Hake placo on Friday ia »h» Blalrmoro Cemetery,
Rev. A. Bnrnor, the newly appointed
Ai*^'ti.i.n.flttU,i*i'tUifi. <»».*  vrik'tfeiais,*    wi    ii*
Methodist* In Southern Alberta, was
in town for a couple of dar* last wwk.
Mr, Wm, Blmpson has accepted a
position In tho Diamond City Power
plant. He had an exciting timo previous to Irtuvtrtft town. Whilo driving with hit fine young horse, on Wed-
n^-lnr. the animal got array near the
Sanatorium and travelled to Coleman
hefow he wa* caught. Owing to the
fact thst he did,not ke#p ffc# beaten
tracfc It became necessary for him to
*rt iii ttt -tbt huvKT. wWth be 453 by
mnnfn*f Into n hnn«h of trim.
Tha   ml****   N*llk   and   Ifaggi*
•The regular meeting of Local 102
takes place on Sunday, when nominations will be called for District
President. Members please take
notice.
COAL  CREEK
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
The Canada West Mine has been
working steady the last few days;
something unusual for this time of
year." The mine is shipping about
three cars per days. Prospects look
bright for an early season this year.
The work of installing the new
power .plant is going ahead rapidly.
The poles are all up on the main
streets-and'quite a lot of wire stretched. None of the machinery has arrived yet, but it is expected soon.
, The long talked of brrick plant is
expected to materialize this week.
This plant, according to some real
estate men, is turning out thousands
of bricks daily, but the average man
fails to locate it. However, it is said
on good authority that a start will be
made' in a few days.
Thero will be a new car-loader in
operation this year, run by electricity,
and the one now used will be used to
handle the stove coal. A new picking belt will also* be installed, and
there is talk of a slack conveyor. Up
to this time the slack coal has been
handled~on~;the~prairi*3~by~teairi~aTid"
besides taking up a lot of valuable
time, has been an expensive way of
handling it, as it keeps two teams
busy hauling it. The conveyor will
dump it in a large heap, where it can
easily bo handled if necessary. The
company are also building a new office. Washbouse? What? Nothing doin'I
Everybody busy in the garden!
Timo to be sotting that old hen, boys.
Will Patterson has Improved his
place by building a new picket fence
and planting somo trees. Pretty
near all tlje miners havo some trees
now.
Dave Jones has purchased two lots
nnd Intends building a house pretty
soon.
Well, boys, whnt nbout that water
system? Potter got busy nnd jog tho
Town Council all you can. That petition mny help somo, but you'd better
keep nfter It. You know minors'
don't amount to much In tho estimation of somo peoplo.
Tho Co-Oporatlve Storo Is on tho
move again, tho commltteo selected
somo time ago to hnndlo this matter
are soliciting subscriptions, and nro
doing protty woll. Tho rules havo
beon drawn up In accordanco with tho
now Co-Oporntlvo Act, and whon n
sufficient amount of capital Is subscribed a mooting will bo called to
oloct officers. Stock will bo Issued
at $5 per share, nnd holdings limited
to flvo hundred dollars. A number
of farmers aro oxpocted to Join. I-lvory-
body get busy and boost for the Cooperative,
M. Johnson, who hns boon mnnngor
at tho Canada West for tho last two
years, has gono on a trip to the Old
Country, Mr. 13. F. Huntroyda Is In
charge In his absence.
Did somobody any thoro was a young
Indy in town Inquiring for Bill Jordan?
Oh, woll, mnybo It's his sister; bnt
you can novor dopond on thoso Irishmen. 1,
floorgo Riddel took unto hlmsolf a
wlfo last Wodnosdny. Wo wish you
oil tho'hnpplnoss that llfo cnn glvo
you, Ooorgo. Mny your troubles bo
"llttlo ones."
Tho town hns at Inst decided to do
something with Iho wood question.
Thoy havo put a couple of mon at
work burning them up-. It certainly
looked disgraceful to see piles of thoso
weeds laying around and tho wind)
blowing them back and fro.
Thc stork vi«ltC|l the homo of Olvln
Ttai&p! on Monday. J-wHwr a ds<agV.«-r
Mother nnd baby doing woll, and father feeling proud,
.Iim i'mi'if-r uno tVic-K Martin tiro
civic employee* these day*.
John Sftrrle has taken op a home-
■stead In the neighborhood of Maple
Creek and will put ln alx month* on
It this year,
mil OMm.in h.in bmn tnlmrt MO thn
carpenter*' shop a* helper. There
Is a lot of rar rt-rnlrlng to he done
this summer, an there are about* hundred urt *>ff ih« track for rtpatr* now
and about two hunderd oa that should
bt off.
!m Wising bat fewgbt ihtn hmm
nf. tot Xfritit* tittit wmtM to th* ftftnth
ride ol the traek-
Don't forget the benefit concert and
dance on June -ind, under the auspices
of the Coal CreeK Amateur Dramatic
Society. A capital program has been
arranged and a good time is assured.
Tickets for concert and dance 50c;
dance only, 50c, Come and support
a worthy object.
Coal Creek depot on Saturday last
put one in mind of an old country
excursion platform by the number of
peoplo assembled en route for Fernie,
the attraction being the football
match, Fernie v. Coal Creek. • After
the train departed the camp took on
the appearance of the "deserted village."    ,
The football team sent from Coal
Creek to play Fernie came back with
flying colors, having" put it over
Fernie to the tune of 3—1. Keep it
up, boys.
The quarterly meeting of the Fernie
Co-Operative Society received a fair
representative of Creekites on Sunday
last. Pity ls these meetings could
not start earlier, as Creekites had to
leave to,make the trains before all the
business was finished.
Jack Eckersley, ot Welsh Camp, arrived back in camp on Friday last
from England, where he has been on
business for the past two months. We
are pleased to see you looking so well,
Jack.
'Untangling Tony" at the Grand,
Thursday, May 22. Late train to
Coal Creek at 11 p.m.
The usual 10 p.m. train from Fernie
to Coal Creek was fully an hour late
on Wednesday night owing to there
being a piece of rail out in'the vicinity of the rock cut The first intimation the train crow got of the danger
special, about 9.40 p.m., to carry an
injured miner torFernie. The section-
men got busy and repaired the track.
Coal Creek line-up against Hosmer
.is_as*_follQ\vs*: Tom—Banns,—goal;—A.-
N. Other and W. McFegan, backs;
Yates, Watson and Whyte,' halves;'
Booth, Partridge, Manning, Armstrong
and Harper, forwards; reserves, Hutchinson and A. McFegan.
A special train was requisitioned on
Wednesday evening to convey a minor
by name of Martin' Noya, a Slavonian,
to hospital. Tho unfortunate man was
following his occupation as a miner
in No, 1 South mine, when a piece of
coal sprung from tho faco and knack-
.him over tho car, resulting In bruised
hip, etc. Dr. Workman rendered aid
boforo removal to Fornlo. Wo aro
pleased to report that ho is doing ns
woll ns cnn be expected.
Tho many friends of Frnnk Greco,
who Is lying In hospital with an amputated log,, will bo sorry to lenrn that
ho Ih In a vory procnrloun condition at
present.
Wo aro surprlsod to seo tho Daughters of tho Emplro coming through
with n piece nfter tho "Old Vets" hnd
settled on a dato for n concort. Ono
would havo thought tho two would be
In longuo, Probnbly tho Vots are the
"other people's" choice. Don't forget tho Vets'concert.
(It will bo noticed that the Votorans
hnvo postponed their concort indefinitely.
Coal .Crook entertains Hosmor in
tho longuo championship on. Saturday
at Coal Crook. Tho kick-off Is billed
for fl o'clock. You do tho boosting—
wo'il do tho kicking.
Tho football commltteo bog to nn-
nounco that owing to unforeseen circumstances tho proposed bnHket social, advertised for May 23rd, Is post
poned for a short time. The committee, however, intend to run a dance
on that night in the Club Hall. Light
refreshments will be provided Admission, gents 50c, ladies free. ■ Come
and have a good tim2.
Albert Alexander and Robert Hut-
ton, of the power house, are away to
fields and pastures new. We wish you
luck, boys.
The advertising, agent of Al." G.
Barnes' Circus has been, busy in camp
this week. The kiddies aro all wearing an anticipatory smile in consequence.
If the people who tore up the portion of the sidewalk in Coyote Street
only knew what it was like before
we got a sidewalk perhaps they would
be a little more careful.   "Ring off!"
Herman Murray, grocery clerk at
Trites Wood, has been transferred to
the Fernie branch from Coal Creek.
Wm. Shenfield is daily expecting
his wife and family arriving iu camp
from England. "
The fixture cards of the Goal Creek
Football Club are now on sale. Apply to the committeemen.
Miss Little, of the hospital staff,
was visiting her many friends up in
this burg on Monday,
Owing to there being no fire in the
new portion of the school the children
came home again on Wednesday
morning.
Evan Evans, government inspector,
was seen in camp again' on Thursday.
The dance committee gave a dance
In the club hall on Wednesday night.
Everybody enjoyed themselves.
Mr. Joe Quinney, accompanied by
two friends, were visiting up here on
Monday. They obtained permission
to see the interior of a mine and view
the outside plant. They expressed*
themselves as highly delighted.
• Mrs. Moore and little boy, of Edmonton, are spending a few days up
here, prior to their departure to Vancouver. They were tho guests of her
father and mother, Mr and Mrs. Martin Dooley, Coal Creek Post Office.
Mrs. Richard Butler arrived from
the old country and has taken up her
residence amongst us. Dick is now
wearing tho smile that won't como off.
Wo bid you welcome. Where was
the shlveree band?
A bunch of old-timers arrived back
in camp this week from the coast
They report everybody standing firm.
Newspaper reports as to men going
back to work untrue.
Charlie Beaver, tho manager of
Trites-Wood Store up here has returned back to his post. Hope you had a
good time, Chariie.* We expected to
call out the shlveree band. Nothing
doing!
A. I.BLAIS
Grocer
n '	
Wo carry a full lino of
Red Feather & Tartan Canned Goods
Prices Right
Satisfaction guaranteed or money, back
Phone 103        :':        Frank, Alta.
"The Store the People Own"
COLEMAN
Everything for the House Beautiful
A CAR OF BEDS, comprising Beds
from $<1.0r> to tho handsome kind at
$27.00, usually bought by thoso commencing housekeeping.
ALL FELT MATTRESSES.—Tho
Dixie is something altogothor different nnd sells for cash at $15.00
NnlniB LINOLEUMS just arrived
from Scotland. Mnny beautiful designs
In two am] four yards wldo goods;
regular 7iic to 90c, per scpinro yard.
Special at ...." 5Cc, and 63c.
(iood (itiallty FLOORCLOTH, many
patterns, novor beforo sold in this
class; regulnr COc. por square yard,
now    , 39c.
Beautiful JAPAN RUGS, ti feet by
!) foot; regular |B; Special  $3.85
Ditto, 8,Toot by 0 foot; regular |2,
Special     ..,,,,$1.25
Many uncommon designs.
Tapestry MATS; rngulnr ?1.r,0 to
I7.H0; Special $1.25 to $4.50
English Tapestry Squares, sizes:
7 feet by   9 feet      9 feet by 10 foot
U feet by 12 feet     10 feet by 12 feet
regular from $10,00 to $35.00; Special
at  $8.50 to $25.00
English Velvet Pile Cnrpet Squares
9 feel by 12 feet, and 10 foot by 12
feet, up to $3r,,00.
Brussels Square
>'i*fAxilla
milliter Squar
es, Wilton Squares
$25.00 to $30.00
SIIKRWIN WILLIAMS PAINTS
and Varnishes for family use, In cans
from 20c. up
KALSOMINE, all colors, por
packet, -ifie.
""".Paint Brushes, Swooping BruBhos,
Brooms, otc,
Havo you tried PANSIUNE-KITCH-
ION MAOIC?    Try It nnd seo tho dirt
fly.
WESTERN
CANADIAN
THE
Co-operative
COLEMAN
TRADING
CO., LTD.
F. M. THOMPSON
The Quality Store" s
CO.
1
((
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots
SHOES AND CROCKERY
/•
\
SOLE  AGENT FOR  THE CELEBRATED
"House of Hobberliif Clothing and also Regal Shoes
/
.Tu«*.t arrival, flnolltor shipment of
Extra Choice Eating Apples
$1.75 por box
Good Sound Cooking Applet, $1.50 box
Fresh v^itnhlr.H throe times a weok.
RtrawbprriM on 8atnrrlny
The Kjtflit *i<»u.ls, Tho nitflit Trviitmt'iit,
Tlu- Kitfhf IViw, fiieli mui every timo.
Wo liiivr always «IImv<<l 10 per cent.
off dry K<mh. iin.l 5 per cent, off
■grotM'ri-'x iuv c-iish.
WE T.KAD, OTHERS POU0W
Phone 25
Victoria St.
Blairmore, Alta. smasas«aixaMmsiisias)i*aisxa9*ita^^^^l^
in
PAGE SIX
HI<   DISTrUC"   ■■ .:jG5R, FERNIE,   B. p. MAY 17, 1013
..Love  Letters  Bring $32,750
A packet containing upwards of
500 love letters of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning was bought at
auction in London recently for $32,-
750 by a New York dealer. The bidding started at $3000 and rose rapidly by bids of $250 each.
We Are Ready to Scratch
off your bill any item of lumber not
found just as we represented. Thero
Ib no hocus pocus in
This Lumber Business
When you want spruce we do not
send you hemlock. When you buy
first-class lumber we don't slip in a
lot of culls. Those who buy once from
us always come again. Those who
have not yet made our acquaintance
are taking chances they wouldn't encounter if they bought their lumber
here.
KENNEDY & MANGAN
— Dealers In —
Lumber,   Lath,   Shingles,   Sash   and
Doors.     SPECIALTIES—Mouldings,
Turnings, Brackets, and Detail Work
OFFICE AND YARD—McPherson ave.
Opposite G. N. Depot.    P.O. Box 22,
Phone 23.
 __2 :	
Home-Made   Respectability
By never letting their left hands
know what their right hands are doing, some men fool themselves into believing that they are respectable.—
Washington Post.
The Cost of Living
ROYAL
HOTEL
FERNIE
Bar Unexcelled
All White Help
Everything
Up-to-date
Call in and
see us once
JOHN P0DBIELANCIK, Prop.
When a mine official really thinks
he knows it all and that there Is nothing more for him to learn about coal
mining, it's time for him to resign and
thus avoid being discharged later for
incompetency.
KRISTER PRAISES
ZAM-BUK
fells Dow It Cured His Wife's
Bud Sore.
When Everything Else Had Failed.
Rev. Henry J. Munton, of, Black-
falds, Alta., writes: "My wife had a
very bad sore foot, which It seemed impossible to get anything to heal. The
sore would heal to a certain point and
then fester again, and so on. I procured a box of Zam-Buk, and after persevering with this herbal balm for
some timo the sore* was completely
healed.
" Wo were so grateful for thia cure,
and Zam-Buk acted so differently to
any other of the numerous remedies
we had tried that I thought you ought
to know of this case. I have since
recommended Zam-Buk to several of
my parishioners, and it always givea
satisfaction."
Another instance ia which Zam-Buk
proved of unequalled ralue is told by
Mr. N. L. Gerry, of Brandon, Man. Ho
says: " I had my loft foot run over hy a
waggon loaded with wheat. Tha foot
was very badly crushed, and my llttlo
toe and the next too were laid open. I
applied Zam-Buk, and only had to miss
work for two days. Zam-Buk healed
the wound so quickly that on the third
day I was able to put on my bdot and
walk to my work. In a very short
time my toes were quite healed, and
the foot is now as sound as ever,
thanks to Zam-Buk," " *v
Just as-gtod for chronic soies.
ulcers, piles, blood poison, burns,
scalds, eruptions, eczema, and all skin
injuries and diseases. 60c. box at all
druggists and Btores, or Zam-Buk Co.,
Toronto; " Try Zam-Buk Soap, too, 25c.
er tablet,
The civilized world is groaning under the biggest financial burden not by
the cost of armaments, but by the
cost of living.     It needs   no   argument to convince us that this figure
keeps rising.     Since 1901 it has gono
upwards steadily; it has only had one
break, when after the financial panic
of * 1907 it fell four per cent.   As a
matter of fact, it stands today as forty-
four per cent higher than   in   1901.
The condition is not peculiar to any
country.    It is the same in Russia, in
Austria and Prance as in England, the
United States and Canada. ■  For instance, in ten years the price of food
in Germany has increased thirty-nine
per cent.     Beef costs oG per    cent
more than it did a generation ,:ago;
mutton    75    per cent.     The United
States Labor Bureau report of wholesale prices in the states shows that
they were 44 per cent higher in 1911
than in 1897.     Retail prices have advanced similarly.   Flour, for instance,
has advanced    thirty-nine per cent;
butter 55 per cent; ham, 61 per cent;
bacon 96 per cent, and potatoes 111
per cent.    England gives a similar report, although the figures vary.   For
instance, bread, butter and beef have
risen 10 per cent during the last decade;  sugar 22 per cent, and bacon
28 per cent.     But \anada is worse
than any.    Wholesale prices here during the decade .show grain and fodder
advanced  85 per cent;  animals and
meat, 80 per cent; dairyL produce 48
per, cent; woolen goods, 34 per cent;
lumber 70 per cent; boots and shoes
45 per cent.    Every housewife knows
that these are facts, and she "is waging a constant war against them; The
housewives of Calgary have commenced to import by the carload, and to
distribute the contents among themselves.     The local aspects   of   this
question are important, and will have
to be dealt with.     For instance, to
take one single line.  ■ Perhaps someone who is able will tell us why Jolin
Chinaman is able to sell the whole of
the requirements of vegetables for a
household of three people for a fixed
sum of $2 per month, supplying every
variety of vegetable and salad, while
identically the same goods purchased
In local stores cost $10.     But    the
point of the present article is to call
attention to the opinion of a very able
political economist as to the cause of
the present high cost of living.   Professor Stephen Leacock, the eminent
McGill literateur,  declares that present conditions are due entirely to the
cause if gold is worth less, one has to
part with more of it to procure the
commodities wliich it will pytehase.
If,Professor Leacock's argument is
sound, it means that the gold standard
has broken down.     What then is the
remedy?   And here it must be admitted that only the experts are compet-
tent to express an opinion, for when
we get on to the question of currency
values and the percentage^ pure gold
in a coin we are outside the domain in
which ,the average man ls competent
to, express   an    opinion.     Professor
Fisher of Yale suggests that free coinage be stopped, and that the mediaeval principle of paying some part of
his bullion for having the rest stamped into coin should be restored.   Another proposal is to abandon the gold
standard and adopt   a   new abstract
standard by taking   an   average   of
general prices and making from it an
index number.     This would work out
in this manner, that if we took the
average prices of say two hundred and
•fifty articles in Canada in 1912 and
used them as a base calling it one
hundred, and found that in 1913 the
average prices of the same articles
had gone up five per cent, we should
have a new" index number, 105, and
anybody with a debt to pay under a
contract, such as a mortgage, salaries,
or what not, would be compelled to
pay as many extra dollars as the index number called for.     This tinkering with the standards, however, is
one which Is not likely to bo approved
seeing that in spite of ups and downs
and through good and evil reports, the
gold standard has carried us safely for
many years.     The Week has more
confidence in careful Investigation of
causes, and the removal of such as are
within control, and particularly in an
intelligent carrying out of the policy
so successfully initiated in the United
States of breaking up Trusts and unholy combines.     The Week is convinced that while Professor Leacock
is right   in   his   general deductions
about the high cost of living, there is
a wide field for the Traiff Reformer
a: >d the Trust Breaker, and that any
honest investigation will,establish the
fact that many of the prices which we
pay for daily necessaries are arbitrarily fixed without rhyme or reason, just
to suit the" whim of those who control
supplies,—The Week.
Why
SYNOPSIS OP COAL MINING
HHGUL-ATIONS
COAL mining rights or tho Dominion, In Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, tho Yukon Territory, the North
West Territories and ln a portion of
the Province) of British Columbia, may
bo leased for a term oC tweniy-one
years at an annual rental of f 1 an aero.
Not moro than 2,560 acres wil be lcasea
to one applicant.
Application for a leaso must be mado
by tho applicant In poi'Bon to tho
Affont or Hub-Agont of tho district in
which th- rights appllod for aro situated.
In surveyed territory tho land must ho
cl«!Hfirlhod liy HcciloiiB, or legal sub-ulvl-
Blons ot sections, and in uiiHiirvoyml
territory tho tract npplled for shall bo
staked out by thu applicant himself,
Each apllciitlon must bn accompanied
by a fee ot |G which will bo rofundud It
the rights applied for aro not availablo,
but not otherwlsa.     A royalty Hliall bo
paid on tho merchantable output of tho
mino at the rato nt flvo cents por ton.
Tlio portion opurnllng tho mine shall
furnish tho Agunt with sworn roturns
accounting for thn full quantity of mor-
ohfinlahlo coal mined an dpay tlio royalty   thereon.      If   tho   coal   mining
rights   aro  not   bolng   operated,   suoh
roturns  should  bn   furnished  al leant
onco u year.
Tho lease will Include the coal mlHlng
rlghlH only, but Um Irssvu may Ik- permitted to iHirchami whuteivor avulluhlo
surface rights mny bn urjnuldoreil no.
cusHiiry for tlm working of tho mine
at tlio rnto of fUl.OO uu uuru, ,
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increased production of gold, which in
1855 had only reached $150,000,000 a
year, but in 1900, in consequence of
the later discoveries of gold in South
Africa, Western Australia    and    the
Yukon had reached $306,000,000, and
at present has mounted up to $450,-
000,000. ,   Furthermore, he points out
that while in 184S the total stock of
gol'd in use for currency amounted to
$2,800,000,000, it now amounts to $50,-
000,000,000.     This greater amount of
gold, although much of It has accumulated in a few hands, is largely distributed among   many   peoplo „who,
finding themselves in tho possession
of purchasing power, begin   to   buy
things they never thought of buying
before and to compete with each other
for tho vory necessaries of life.   But
at tho present time only a very smnll
percentage of the world exchanges nro
mado with coin.    Tho modern banking system has Introduced promissory
notes nnd cheques, and tho offoct Is
that the valuo of gold Is being affoct-
od from hoth Bides at tho samo timo;
thc supply is going Up; tho demand Is
going down.     Inevitably   tho   valuo
falls.    A fall In tho vnluo of gold Is
tlio snino thing ns a rlso In prlco, bo-
Problem of Explosions
Mr. W. C. Blackett, president of the
North of England Institute of Mining
and Mechanical Engineers, at the
meeting on the 12th inst., gave "An
address to practical men," being some
further notes on "The Combustion of
Oxygen and Coal-dust in Mines"—a
paper he read nineteen years ago, and
in which he described from a practical
point of view what he believed took
place in a colliery explosion, more
particularly how its patn was automatically pioneered by a wave of rushing wind set, up by the violent expansion of the originating inflammation; how this path therefore would
usually bo that which was directly
open and easy -for an ordinary air-
curront, and which, of course, also
contained suftlclont coal dust to bo
raised Into a thick cloud. Tho writer
especially used tho term "combustion,' as ho was thon convinced that
nothing at all happened of tho nature
of what is ordinarily meant by "explosive wave" or "detonation," He
furthbr emphasized how tho vlolonco
of tho combustion dopondud on tho
compression of oxygon In tho wave
which wns pioneering tho occurrence,
Thoso and other vlows woro not freely
accepted at that time, but the writer
ventured to say that, however crudely
put from a scientist's standpoint, they
had been more or less completely justified by experiments in all parts of
the world during the last few years.
The question  might even be  asked
whether there had been any very important practical advance   on   these
views, except that now nearly everybody   accepted  them,   whereas   then
only very few indeed did so.     Practically speaking, had there been any
new  important  discovery  made  during the last few years which was not
then considered?     From all the experiments which were in progress both
in this and in other countries vthere
would be forthcoming valuable and interesting facts that would greatly help
a mental grasp of the subject,  and
doubtless establish exactitudes where
they now only had rule of thumb; but
the writer doubted whether, any thing
of practical, importance would make
its appearance to equal that of the
simple application   of   incombustible
dust.     It. was strange indeed to find
how great a difficulty many colliery
officials had had,  and  still  had, in
grasping the ease of application of this
preventive.     They had no difficulty,
whatever in coming to an understanding about water, but with dust it seemed quite another thing,   whereas   in
principle the two might   be   looked
upon in exactly the same light.     If,
mentally, incombustible dust ,was substituted for water, and regarded as a
quencher, the whole difficulty disappeared;    Pour a stream of, water upon
a fire and the flame   was   put   out.
Pour a stream of dust upon it and the
same result followed.     Moisten coal
dust with water, and it could not be
inflamed.   Do so with incombustible
dust, and there was the same effect
—with this important difference, however:  coal dust wetted   with   water
would dry again; but when "wetted"',
with incombusstible dust it would be
safe for ever.    Supposing that a mine
was made and maintained,In this state
of Incombustibility (and there was no
reason why it should not be), why
could not many of the restrictions now
placed upon mines be removed? Would
it not be wise for Government to say:
"Now every colliery which puts its
ways into a state of incombustibility
may be relieved   of   all   restrictions
which apply to 'dry and dusty mines.' "
Why not?     At present it was recognized that a mine which was naturally wet throughout need not observe all
the restrictions of a dry mine, and If
it was conceded, as it must be, that
the application of incombustible dust
was equivalent to the rendering of the
mine wet, why not place this strong
"InceKive^poir^l^lwsenio'n'cefned't'S"
render   the   mines    safe ^from their
enemy coal dust?—Science and Art of
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Fernie vs. Coal Creek
Won by" tho Crook   by   3—1.   ' J,
Quliinoy referee,
Fornlo—A. Adamson, goal; Corrl-
pan tind J, Whltolaw, hades; .Tack
Swooney, Gregory and Rollly, halves;
Grant, Murray, Adamson, Jolnson and
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-1. Jas. Wilson, Fornlo, roforoo,
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IN
Use Of Explosives In Mines
It Is entirely proper that explosives
used,in mining coal should be subjected to rigid tests. The only wonder is
that the movement in this direction
in the United States was so long delayed. The safety of our underground
workers and the preservation of our
mining property make it incumbent
that the inquiry be extended indefinitely.
The advent of a flameless explosive
would be welcomed by the whole industry; however, this is asking a great
deal of the manufacturers of permitted powders. It is quite, generally
realized that'even the best of our permitted explosives fall short in this
respect under the crucial test of actual use. ' There is no doubt but that
the present, products have been improved until they more nearly approach the ideal than " was ever the
cape when we used any and all powders with indifference as to their
safety qualities.
The experience of Great Britain In
the matter of testing explosives for
use in underground work is of Interest to the Industry In this country.
During recent years the British have
formulated one Coal Mines Order
after another, until legislation on this
subject in that country is quite complete.
A survey .of the most recent British acts show among other things the
following requirements: ,, The storage of explosives underground is prohibited, and the workman must bring
his remaining stock out at the end of
his shift, or deliver it personally to
the workman succeeding him in -his
room or entry. The mine owner must
provide facilities on the surface for
storing' the powder. For use below,
the explosives must be in cartridges
in a secure case or canister, in which
it must be kept until required for
charging shot holes. If the explosive
contains nitroglycerine, proper warming pahs have to be provided. ■
Detonators are under the control
of the mine manager,, or some specially appointed person. When issued
to shot-lighters, the latter must keep
the detonators in a locked case separate from any other explosive until
about to be used..
Concerning the charging and firing
of shots, the British rules are somewhat exacting. A shot-lighter must
see that all persons in the vicinity
take proper shelter before firing, and
the hole may be fired only by means
'of an efficient magneto, electrical apparatus or a fuse complying with
stated conditions. In case a shot
misses fire, careful search for the detonators and charge must be made;
if they are not found, the coal must
be loaded under the supervision of the
person firing the shot, or one of the
mine officials. After being loaded;
this  coal is sent to the surface in
in a mine, as they would shore up a
building that()was liable to fall. .It
does not once occur to them that this
same mine post, aside from the slight
support it affords to the roof slate,
acts or should act as a silent but
faithful monitor of impending danger,, to a careful and observant miner.
V/hat is the real province of a
mine post; where, when ■ and how
should the post be set; what advantages are to be,gained by systematic
timbering; do you advocate systematic timbering under all conditions in
mines; what arguments can be urged
for and against systematic timbering;
should a miner be compelled to timber his own place and be held responsible for the proper performance of
this work, or should special timbermen be employed for the purpose;
should the bark of mine timber be removed before It is set into the mine;
when should mine timber be cut and
how should it be stored; what method, if any,- should be employed for
its preservation? These are some of
the practical questions that can be
discussed with profit, with a view to
Increased safety and economy In the
operation of mines.
On the other hand, there are many
theoretical questions of equal Importance, such as the relative diameter
and length of mine posts, to secure
the greatest efficiency in service; the
calculation of the load a mine post
can properly be expected to support;
the crushing strength of mine timber;
the effect of seasoning, and other
like questions. Owing to the growing scarcity of timber in mining regions, the use of steel timber in
mines, and its preservation from the
corroding action of mine water, are
questions of growing importance.—
Coal Age.
Bandit fights Duel in
 Pullman Car
Leaves   Trail   of   Blood   Behind   Him
After Exchange of Shots With
Passengers
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Only permitted explosives must be
used in seams in which gas has been
found within the previous three
months, "in such quantity as to indicate danger." In mines not naturally
wet throughout, the use of permitted
explosives is required in "any.,road or
nny dry and dusty part of the workings, or any shaft or drift communicating therewith which Is in process
of being sunk, deepened or enlarged."
The wages of the appointed shot-
ltgbter must not depend on the amount
of coal to be gotten, and no porson
shall bo qualified for appointment as
a shot-lighter, unless ho has obtained
tho requisite certificates ns to his
ability to mako -accurate tests for inflammable gns, nnd as to his eyesight,
neforo firing, rho shot-lighter must
examine the placo whero the shot ls
to bo flrod and all contiguous places
within a radius of 20 yards for tho
presence of Inflammable gas; and,
mIbo, he must oxamlno tho floor, roof
and sides within a five-yard nullus,
for coal dust, nnd render all dust
harmless that mny bo within such
radius,
It mlfflit bo well for cofll opomlors
in tills country to follow tho oxnmplo
set by European nations In this mat-
tor of providing stringent regulations
concerning tho uso of explosives In
conl mines, A fow states have talcon
stops In this direction, but tho movement should bo moro general and the
laws more uniform In charactor.
TIMBERING AT
THE WORKING FACE
■F. WJ-Jujat-ki), i-iJUiVitwa-J, Alia,
D. Kemp, Mcavvr Crook, via Plnchor,
Jnmog llurko, Box ?.<!, Bellevue Altn,
\V, L, BvftliB, Ulnlrmore, Altn. '
J. Derbyshire, Bunnls, Altn,
J,  liiiidiuii, CttlulihCmm, v-uifaluSUi, Ail&.
Cnnmoro............. N, D, Thr.chuk, Cnnmoro, Altn,
Colomnn .,.,.„ w, Oro hum, Coloman, Alta.   .,
Corbin. j. Jones, Corbin, U, C.
Chinook Mines,.,.,., w. n. Hughes, Chinook, via Diamond City, Alt.
Diamond City  J. R. Thornbll'l, Diamond City, Lethbridge.
Pernio  Thos, Uphill, Fornlo, It, O.
Frank.,,, ,.,- Hv*&n.Morgan, Frank, Alta,
Hosmer .."  W. Tltilft orntonn, Itonmttr, Tl. O.
HUIcrost.,,  Jaa. Gordon, Hlllcrest, Alta.
Lethbridge ........... L. Moore, 1731 8!*th Avemio. N. Lethbrldgo.
Lebbrldfs Collieries., Frank Barrineham, Coalhurat,*Alta.      .    '
Mapto Le&f  John T. Williams, Maple Leaf, Bellevue, Alia.
Michel ......* -., M. Durrell, Michel, B. C.
Monarch Mine Wm. Hy nd, Elcan P. 0„ Taber, Alta.
Passburg............. A. Zuikar, -Paatburg, Alta.
Royitl View., deo. Jo dan, Royal Colllorloa, Lethbridge Alta
T$.b%t .,,,.,,,„ A Patter ion, Tab«r, IMl „ *,
Wo nro ofton tomptod to tront nd>
vorso criticisms prettily sovoroly, but,
novortholoBs, having regard to tho
this district, tho following should
number ot accidents, from caves In
provo of Interest, rogardloss of the
un«lo from which tha writer vlows tho
inlnoworUnrs' position:
Thoro In nn old Haying: "Timo nnd
tiilo wait for no man"; and noiio the
loss truo In It Hint n falling roof never
waits for a miner to load out his coal
before setting o post or two, needed
to make his plnco safe,
Few minors—a small ' percentage
only—learn the losBons their procnut-
tlnntlons should tnneh thorn;' nnd a
still iimallur number cnn ovor, bo expected to profit by tho misfortunes
af their MIowh. This habitual .dis-
rogiird of safety Ih, therefore, nn-olo*
ment of human nature tlmt; must bo
rocognlzod* as ovor prosont, snd ono
tiitU K   i, nl  uu  iiiiim.a.i  til it i, in  U|'*J*i
''.it nny cmmlrtornWf Iwlh. In thn
proHont. dlRCiiBftlon, Inntnnd of wasting timo and valuable space In a
fruiUoHH titteiniit to L-nlaruo upon tlio
well liiiowii fallings of mon, lot us
have lha practical sugKautloiiH of
luiicnuii lut-m, hnuiiiK, lori'ii wsi>*
nnd moans of Improving conditions ns
tliey now exist nt tho faco, and ad-
.voratlng tho "adoption of systems that
shall tend to eliminate tho human
factor, whlcli Is so largely rosponfllhlo
fo* the dally recurrence of fatal mine
'accidents.
There nro many Intelligent minors
today who havo but au Imperfect
knowledge of the simple rudiments
and principles of post timbering.
Thoy make no study of tho nature of
the roof under which they work, or Its
mode of action, Thoy regard faults
and dislocations In the strata, only In
tlm aenat* thnt those cut out the coal
and mako the work of mining more
laborious, not to aay necessarily more
dangerous.'   Many miner** «tt a post
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Slay 14.—The
abrupt ending of the trail of blood at
the Blue River delayed the police in
apprehending the wounded bandit who
early today robbed passengers of a
Kansas City Southern train,, shortly
after it left the Grand Central -station
at midnight.
The bandit engaged in a pistol duel
with Jesse M. Short, millionaire mine
owner of Joplin, Mo., in .which Short
was seriously wounded.
The train was just pulling out of the
station here when a tall man ran out
of the darkness of the railroad yards
and climbed up the steps of the observation-coach:—™He"had,*a""iiiinuk~er"
chief over the lower part of his face
and carried two pistols. Oscar Allen,
a negro porter, who saw him board the
train, rushed out and ordered him
away. The robber covered him with
his pistol and said:
'I am going to put over a trick here.
You sit down there and be quiet. I
will need you,"       ,
After the train had proceeded about
three miles tho bandit ordered Allen
to go ahead of him through the.train.
In the sitting room of the observation
car were W. J. Scnrfe, of Neck City,
Mo., and F. A. Seaman, of Euroka
Springs, Ark. Tho robber's voice trembled as ho demanded their valuables,
but thoy offered no roslstnnce and
gave him money and jewelry amounting to about $200,
Preceded by tho frightened porter,
tho robber thon ontorod tho chair car,
whoro thoro wero about a dozen pas-
songors, all mon.
"Hold up your hands," was tlio command which tho robbor ,gnvo, Uo had
recovered a sternly norvo by, this timo
and his volco no longer indicated fear.
Tho passengers readily compiled with
his domnnd, ond lie passed along, collecting thoir money and jowolry, nil of
which ho placod In a largo pocket of
his coat, mado npaprontly for tho purpose
Game Travelor Opens Fire
Tho robbery of tho chnlr car was
accomplished within flvo mlnutos nnd
Iho surprised passongors oboyod tho
final Injunction of iho bandit to sit
down jiml remain quiet. The Pullman
car wan onlorort noxt, Thoro ovory-
one was In bod with tho curtain drrnvn.
Aftor robbing two passengers, from
whom ho secured small amounts of
money, tho robbor wont to 111o berth
occupied'by Sliort,
"Glvo mo your money," tho robbor
domnndod ln a whisper nn ho shook
tho sloopor, Whon nwakonod sufficiently *ip ratllzo ' tlio Import of thu
command, Short ■hnndod ovor $1,000
nnd a largo dlnmond stud. Ah tho
robber turned to leave, Rhori wjl'/od
nn automatic revolver nnd fired
through tlm ■curtain. The robbor ro-
turnod tho flro nnd both men emptied
their weapons, each shooting blindly
through iho curlnlii, which wns perforated by almost u lUr/.tni liiillnts. Ono
bullet struck Sliort'tt foruhotid and un-
othor lodged In IiIh knoo.
Short foil back In Ills horth and tho i
voMcr  lied lowiurt iim  rear ul  tho j
train.    I'assungcrH In tho oilier .cam,,
nrensc-tl by lb.* piiooHng, followed Wm !
nud naw him drop .from   thu   train,
which  wns ■'■JHt being .brought to .t i
Humm-iiil.   tie Jen, IiIooiibuuiih In tin*
nlHloH on tho back platform and'tho
pasHongorH an id lie appeared to be badly wounded.       *,
The coiidurtor.Y.whoii hn heard tlio
shooting, solzod a pistol, and nccom-
jifinfod by .i. porter nnd a brnknmnn,
nrmod with oxprflss mofworiRor guns,
started for tho Pullman rar, Tkfore
thoy could get tlio alsloa clear of passengers ko thoy could ubo their woa-
ons, the robbor had leaped from the
train. ■■     „
The pollr***™ notified of the rob-
hnrf nnd nnnmhttlnnfo «rtmmon<vl to
take Short to a hospital, Physicians
there said wlillo his wounda were «erl»
Strike New Coal
Seam at Nanaimo
Western Fuel Company Successful at
1,046 Feet in Reserve Mine—Five
Hundred Tons Dally by
December
At a depth of 1,046 feet a ten-feet
seam of coal was struck the other day
in the new Reserve mine which is being opened by the Western Fuel Company at the mouth of tho Nanaimo
River, near that city.. The coal is of
the finest quality and has all the
characteristics of the coal mined
years ago from the No. 5 mine, which
product was ranked as one of the best
on the Pacific coast.
'While the seam has been uncovered it, will yet require several months
of hard work before we will be shipping coal from the Reserve mine," was
Manager Stockett's statement last
night. "If everything goes along
smoothly we expect to be shipping 500
tons of coal daily by the end of the
year. Everything has been ordered in
connection with the surface plant of
the Lew mine, most of the -machinery
his arrived here, and some of the
phii.t. including the two large ho'stlng
engines, has already been installed."
Tbe two shafts of the Raervn m!ri^
are sunk in thecentre of a virgin field
of 2,500 acres, calculated to contain
coal sufficient to allow of a production of 1,500 tons a day for a period of
forty years. Manager Stockett expects to have the pit-head and other
top works completed by July. These
will be equipped with the most modern coal-handling devices, both permanent hoisting engines being already in position. By the end of the
year the new mine will be in a condition to' ship 500 tons a day, and before the end of 1914 will attain a daily
output of 1,500-tons. The main shaft,
which has a capacity of 1,500 tons for
nine hours, will be used exclusively
for the hoisting of coal, thc air shaft
being utilized for the hoisting and
lowering of the men, timber, rock,
waste material, etc. When the new
mine is fully developed and capable of
producing its maximum output thc air
shaft can be made use of, and in handling the men, etc., will be able to hoist
600 tons of coal a day if necessary,
bringing the capacity of the" Reserve
Mine up to 2,00 tons a day.
The opening of the Reserve mine
and improvements to the mines already in operation will represent an
expenditure of $1,000,000. °   /
For our Foreign Brothers
LO SCIOPERO  Dl CUMBERLAND.
Continua, con fertinacia e risolu
tezza, lo sciopero dei minatori, i quaii
sono nsoluti a non tornare a lavoro
se non v-srra' loro reso giustiza e se
non verranno migliorate le loro condi-
zioni.
Lo compagnie intanto, per mezzo
dei loro cagnotti, seguitano a com-
mettere ogni genere d'indignita' e di
soprusi. Per mezzo della stampa
prezzoltata, dl falsi annunci, di prom-
esse senza termine ■ e coll'assicura-
sdone che lo sciopero e' terminato,
esse inducono parecchi lavoratori a
venire in questo distretto. La maglg-
oranzaoranza degli operai quando glu-
ngono in Cumberland, e vengono in-
formati della realta' della sltuazione,
tentano di scappare per recarsl in
altri luoghl. Ma i pollzlottl, al ser-
vlzlo delle compagnie, usano tutti 1
mezzi per ostacolare il loro allon-
tanamento. Vogliono per forza chen
dlventlno crunflri! Una mattina mi
trovai presente a un fatto strano, In
credible. Alcunl operai, Ingannatl
nella loro buona fede, volevano pren-
dere il treno -per recarsl altrove, onde
non perndere ilposto del cbmpagni dl
lavoro., I poliziotti non volevano per-
meteer loro di montar-o sul convoglio.
Inter'vennl e chiesi ad uno di essi la
raglone di tale prepotenza. Dopo
avere alzato il randello ed avermi
mostrato tanto di rivoltella, mi disse:
"Taci: non agiungere parola, se non
vuoi andare in gattabuia!"
Se non volete perdere i vostri diritti
di liberta', compagni lavoratori, guar-
datevi bene dal venire   nel   Canada,
perche' la Giustizia vi e' sconosciuta
ed il Capitalismo vi trion'fa.
Col primo del corrente Maggio e'
stato proclamato lo sciopero generale
nel distretto minerario di Vancouver Island, e d'ora in poi coloro che si
recheranno a lavorare dentro o' fuori
delle miniere di Cumberland, Nanaimo, South Wellington, Ladysmith ed
Extension saranno considerati come
crumiri.
Lettori, amiei e compagni di lavoro;
non traditeci nella nostra causa—non
aiutato i capitalist!; non abbassatevl
sino all'estremo livello (fi diventar
crumiri!
La lotta e' seria ed aspra e forse
durera' per molto tempo ancora. Ma
la speranza dl una declsiva vittorla
non manca a quest! gagliardi minatori.—Joseph Angelo, Organizzatore
U. vM. W. of A.
HUNGRY JOB HUNTERS  IN
U.S.   KEEP   POLICE  BUSY
Washington, May 14.—Hungry jab
hunters, among them many who have
despaired ot gaining the official pie-
counter through official influence,
gathered in such numbers last night
in the vicinity of the civil service
commission headquarters that the police reserves were called out. The
gathering was inspired by the fact that
on May 1 the examination blanks for
appointments to minor positions are
given out.   /
Long beforo midnight the crowd began to assemble in front of the building and gained such proportions that
the lonely watchman on guard called
upon the police for assistance. When
the police arrived the mob was formed
in line.   The commission's door open-
"You All Know Its Good"
THE PRIDE OF ALL CANADA
Coming on its own special R. R.
trains of 25 double length cars
Every tiling: New for 1913
WILL EXHIBIT AT
AMBULANCE IN DEMAND
Some years ago a witty Irish miner
working- a breast in the Mammoth
Seam in the pitching measures of the
Heckshorville Valley, Schuylkill County, Pa., having favorable conditions
'for a,heavy shot, fired it. After he
and Jils laborer had waited a short
time in tho safety of a cross-heading
for tho smoke to clear away, ho said,
"Moike, g' .up now an' thrim off tho
sides an' top, an' I'll g' out fur th' ambulance."
Thoso peoplo who hnbitunlly live beyond their means are a great comfort
lo tho neighbors whon they have to
call a halt,—Puck.
FernirTuesdarMar?fl
ONE DAY tm U
Two Performances   At 2 and 8 p.m.
Al. G. Barnes
BIG 3 RING WILD ANIMAL
in soinc straight to the weak
spot In treating disease ? If so,
you will never use anything
but Peps for coughs, colds, bronchitis, and throat and lung
troubles.   Listen why I
Peps are tiny tablets, which
contain rich medicinal ingredients, so prepared that they turn
into vapour in the mouth, and
are breathed down to thc throat,
the breathing tubes and lungs
direct. ■.■■*■
Cough mUturM ro—not to tlio lungs
and client at all, but to the vtmnHul),
There it ah*o1uloly no direct oonneotlon
butwoon itotnaoli und Iuiiri,
When you liava a Imi cold, yosr
dlgoition in wonkemid, Ymi lone »)ip>>
tito, and If a mini, your tiiinil smoke dons
not "lonto good," In otlur words, your
dlgentlvo system ii lacking tone. All
eough mixtures make this condition
worse. •
Don't niln your stomach to ho»l your
lungs, T&ko a romedy tliat gam right to
the snot—Pops,
BurpriHlng how thoy end conglis,
catnrrh, hrotionltls, sore-thrniit, "clergy
mnn'* throat.," nstlimni and all lung
troubles, Contain no poison, and sre
best (or children. • ,.
Dr. Gordon Stables «»ys i—"If you
WiAll Ui u*n*4  »«i   •"•■* t. v»>,"i »J )*"*
dffdr* to lon«nn UftkllnR pliW-m, »nd
clear the throitaml thu breMtiuig tubes,
use Peps. Ths pino lit dim end hsUtmic
fumes, so henofinUl In thrott and lung
trouble, which aro lilientod when a l'up
is pot Into the month, also ssrv© another
good purpose.   Thoy are strongly gonul-
6ltl»*l,S,Uli tfulftmOi tki-KteM in* i*'."9 ItoWiirt,
on the pslate, In the tliroAt, and in the
bresthing tubes, are at once destroyed
b* their action. .  ,.
' Have you trlsd this famooe
■remedy? 11 not, ent oui thia
article, write across it the name
and data of this paper, and mall
tt (with la. stump tn fayratitro
postage) to Pspi (k.,Tormt*.
i .   "... -v^t will thea
cus
350-ANIMAL ACTORS-350
More Lions, Tigers, Elephants,
Camels, Zebras, Pumas, Ponies,
Dogs, Apefv and High School
Horses than any 3 circuses have
owi, they did not consider them fatal,
60
^    ^ *^   4*4, » **w t /*, Y"*   yyr* i nonf*     .0%  <&*.
IN
0* S4VAUb feMMa
HEART-STILLING ACTS
m
3-Military Bands-3
NEW FREE STREET PARADE 10.30 A.M.
Rain or Shine
FERNIE, TUESDAY, MAY 20th ^^ZlffiJMSWffiT^^'SaffiaSfciiS
:friWiTff?f^Xe^^i^'P«ft
' -1
PAGE EIGHT
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,  B. 0. MAY 17,1913
f
ecials
■n
Men's Suits, Boots and Shoes
Ladies and Misses
Suits
Our line of Suits is still complete. New creations adorn our Suit Department. All the newest
novelties are shown and in the better color combinations. The i'it, the style and workmanship
aro equal to any tailor-made, and the prices are
"tempting enough to convince you "that this store
is the place to buy.
Exceptional Values in Suits
at
$15.00. $20.00 and $25.00
Ladies' Hose
Ladies' 50c. Black Lisle Hose. Saturday 35c
per pair.
Ladies' Pure Lisle thread Hose in black only;
sizes 8 1-2 to 10. Made with high spliced heel and
toe; full fashioned and fast color. Saturday
special, 35c.; 3 pair for $1.00.
Ladies' 75c. Silk Lisle Hose. Saturday special
50c. per pair.
Ladies' Silk Lisle Hose in black only, made Avith
double sole, heel and toe to insure service; full
fashion and absolutely fast «olor. Saturday
special, 50c. per pair.
Fine Swiss Embroidery
75e. Embroidery "Fiounrings, 40c, per yard.
Fine Swiss Embroideries, 27 inches wide, bi all
new patterns, worth 75c. per yard. Saturday
special, per yard 40c.
New  Serges
SATURDAY SPECIALS
FOR MEN
MEN'S SUITS at very low price for Saturday selling. These suits are made by the 20th Century
Clothing Company, and are worth from $25.00 to
$35.00. They are all 1913 models, and this
season's clothes. Every suit is guaranteed to retain its
shape and give good wear.
These Suits will be sold
SATURDAY and MONDAY
at
$15.00
SEE OUR WINDOW
$15.00
Pay Day Grocery
Specials
New Serges in biack and color.   .We call particular attention to our Serge values,  which we
feel reasonably sure will interest you.   One special
value wo offer for Saturday is a 45 inch all-wool
black and colored Serge at 60c. per yard.
This Serge hns all the good features a Serge possibly can have. It is n good width, firm -and fairly heavy. Tlie colors are clear and fast, and the
material all wool.
Saturday Special
per yard 60c.
Neck Ruffs
In answer to tlie present vogue for neck ruffs wo
are showing tho new Chiffon RufE in black and
colors.    These aro priced at $1.25 eaoh.
Charming Silk and
Wool Dresses
Charming Silk aud wool Dresses that have not
been shown before. They are styles designed especially for tho lato spring and summer mouths.
Among these garments arc shown not only many
attractive new styles but many materials that' havo
not been in uviileiic« in Uio garmontH shown previously. Thoso are nil attractively priced from
$6.50 to $25.00. v
$12.50     MENS SPECIALS     $12.50
Lima Beans  .4 lb. .25
Gilt Edge Shoe Polish per bottle .20
Fresh Churned Creamery Butter  2 lbs. .75
Canada First 20 oz. Cream  .2 tins .25
Lowney's Cocoa 1-2 lb. tins .20
Lowney's Cream-Chocolates .. per lb. .30
Allenbury's Infant Food  2 small .45
Allenbury 's Infant Food .."..". 2, large . 85
Nestles Infant Food .' .. .per tin .45
Pineapple, 1 lb. tins , 2 for .26
Seeded Raisins, 12 oz. package .......2 for .15
Sultana, 12 oz. package 4 for .25
Evaporated Prunes  3 lb. .25
Evaporated Peaches  2 lb. .25
Robin Hood Flour "....' 98 lb. sack 3.25
Sherriff's Grape Juice  quarts .50
Upton's Jam, 5 lb." pails  50
These Suits are made from imported Tweeds, and will give good
satisfaction.
All sizes from 36 to 42 chest
measure.
Special
SATURDAY and MONDAY
See Our
SaturdayGrocery
Specials
$12.50
SEE OUR WINDOW
$12.50
A largo selection of Tweed Suits in dark shades, well made SEE OUR WINDOW
and good flting, will be put on sale to clear SATURDAY <h i a (\r\
and MONDAY at H> A U-UU
We have a very domplete line of Outing and Holiday Furnishings in Stock
Pure Lard  3 lb. pail   .55
Armour's Shield Hams .per pound    .24
ir
Armour's Banquet Bacon por pound    24
Roses Lime Juice  " • .pints   .35
Queen Quality Sour Pickles 20 oz.   .25
• *~
Simcoe Pork and Beans, 3 lb. tins ... .2 for   .25
Pure Cane Sugar 20 lb. sack 1.20
Heinz Kidney Beans, 2 lb. tins ....?.. .2 for   .35
"White Swan Laundry Soap 12 bars    45
Pendry's Castile Soap  por pound ,12y2
Toilet Soap, regular 35c. and 40c. bar 25
Special Bulk Too ....' 3 lbs. 1.00
Tomatoes  7 «uw 1.00
Tuxedo Soap Powder for wool .. A. .3 pkgs.   .25
"White Swan Yeast 6 for   .25
Alarm Clocks   each   .90
Dont miss These
Low Prices
SEE   OUR   WINDOW
FOR
SATURDAY SPECIALS
BOOTS   AND   SHOES
Extra Special
SEE   OUR   WINDOW
FOR
SATURDAY SPECIALS
Big saving on high-grade goods for Everyone.   Unusual offering
of Men's and Ladies'Shoes.
SI5R THE WIHDOW AHD TABtE DISPLAY
MENS OXFORDS in Patent and Tan Leather
(All Broken Lines)
RcRular Price      -'  ■     -     $5.00 to $6.00 lt
Special Eargaln Price  -     $3,0© per p«.i*»
Men's Patent Leather Shoes
AH Broken
Lines
Regular Price      -     ■     -     $6.00 and $6*50
Special Basgaln Price -     $3.50 per pair
Ladies1 Patent Sliders and Bronze Kid Shoes
Regular Price  .     .     .
Special Bar train Price
$4.00, $4.50 & Stf.00
$2.00 per pair
Ladies Patent Leather Slippers
Regular Price,      -     -
Special Bargain Price
$3.50 and $3.75
$1.50 per pair
The shoes offered in the Special Sale are of fine quality throughout, and should
be quickly disposed of.  We request that early selections be made before stock
fl \f* ft mm m n ft *Q
EVERYBODY SAVES ON SHOES
Money Sav
ing Prices
v
TRITES-WOOD COMPANY, Ltd.
BRANCHES AT FERNIE, MICHEL, NATAL AND COAL CREEK

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