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Industrial Unity .Ib Strength.'
The Official Organ of ^District No. ,18, U. M. "W. of A.
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of M0h,e Workers in Fernie
Talking and Plain Truths are Heard
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Gladstone Local has had an unusual time the
last few days. At. the-regular meeting on Friday
last, it was decided -to refer certain matters of importance for discussion, to the special mass meeting which was to take place oh Sunday. The most;
important-matter was the conduct of duties of the
gas committee. ^ Although there were no complaints
lodged against these parties, yet the admission was
made by members of said committee that the reports that had-been made from time to time were
, not as detailed as they should Imve been, the rea-,
sou given being that THE - COAL COMPANIES
Some very interesting' discussions then took-
place,- lasting until after, 10 o'clock, when it was
decided to continue" the debate on Wednesday.
Notices were posted, inviting the members to at- ■
tend Wednesday's,meeting, but some kind friend, '
evidently/wishing the Coal Co.'s notice (stating
that the mines were open for:work, etc.) to moriop-
- olize the notice board, tore our notices down, with
the result that instead of hurting us, it "made the
'men all the more determined to attend the special
meeting. • ,
,The Grand Theatre was packed on Wednesday,'
something like 700'men,being present.   The.various matters that were, brought forward were very .
intelligently discussed, the" men finally deciding on
, a' somewhat new, plan regarding the selection of
gas.committees. .' ""   tc .  ,    .:,,,
Evidence was given concerning the accustomed',
arrogance of some of the mine officials.   On being
approached by a union- official with reference, to
•a little reason, the mine official evidently felt that
„ he owned the earth, and took the stand that he,
would; not discuss the matter, using language that
- no newspaper would' publish.. ^yhen the meeting
heard this.:of this official's conduct, resolutions-
were passed that meant business.   Howeypr, next
day, the officials higher tip reasoned the case out
.and re-instated.the man.
" - It was unanimously decided to make an assess- •
4i ment in order to help the Christmas cheer fund for
the Island strikers' children.
Tlio question of disposing of the money now in
the dockage fund was. thoroughly discussed, the
, ' arrangement in the first place being anything but
satisfactory to tho workmen. However, the agree-
. ment was that, at given periods, mutual agreements
should be made re the disposal of the monies thus
accumulated. The roport of tho committee who interviewed the general manager was discussed at,
length and it was finally agreed that the best arrangement would be to lot Mr. Wilson dispose of
it as ho liked. \
Tho meeting was unique in many respects. A
flashlight photograph was taken, and a shoo maker
addressed tho gathering—the now lessee of tho hnll
—who told tho miners ho was going to deliver the
goods in tho futuro. *$
Tho fooling whs prevalent that meotings of this
kind was a far hotter way of settling disputes than
the snail-like method of "'pass it up."
Much opposition is being shown by the Rock
Springs mines' officiuls to, tho establishment of tho
Mino Workers, especially on tho part of Mr. Henderson. On Sunday last Vlco Pres. Graham was
amongst tho mon working nt Hock Springs and nr-
ranged for a mooting to bo hold on Wednesday, Apparently Mr. Henderson wob informed of this intention on tho part of Mr. Graham, nnd by somo intriguing on his (IToiulerson's) pnrt, it would appear
that ho arranged a meeting in tho school houso on
Monday, a privilcgo given to Henderson to enable
him to keep but tlio organization, but which was
refused to Graham for tho benefit of those men who
wish to join tho organization. This attitude towards the minors' organization on tho part of Hon-
(lowron npponrs to bo vory inconsistent, ns whon ho
met tho Executive Board in Taber ho stated very
definitely that he wns agreeable to treat wild tno
United Mine Workers, and desired to do everything that was reasonable and fair towards the
men who wished to become mombera of the U. M.
W. of A. °
ine in on who wure wnpioyed n.v ihe v»iin-.k Minu
Company nnd mied the company for wages received
a choque tho other day for tlio wagcg duo, but not
for the dnmnge* for the time they were kept waiting. It is expected, liowovor, that the company
will nio^t'thew damages without; fnrMmr tronb?-**.
Minert nre requested to stay nwny from ITemler-
non '* Mine, Rock Springs, Tnber. There id no union
at tliat place.
CALGARY, Nov. 21,—A committee
of the Trades and Labor Council is
■making arrangements for tho holding
of monthly,meetjngs of the council to
consider means of enlightening the
tradesman and laboring man on the
necessity' of fighting against the oppression of the "master class." It is
claimed In the resolution adopted by
the council , that the workmen sell
their labor power,, too cheaply, and
are held too much under the oppressive iron heel of their employers.
The resolution is decidedly Socialistic and was considered by the council' for some time before it was adopt-;
ed. There was a lengthy and thorough
discussion ibefore it was passed, some
of the members thinking that it was
too Socialistic. The majority were of
the opinion, however, that however
significant the adoption of. the resolution might.be. showing t-ffe trend of
the followers of trade unionism ■ -towards Socialism, the resolution should
be .passed and acted upon, as there
was no doubt conversant enough witn
the big question indicated ini the motion. '
Low Wages' Cause Immorality
The council also passed a resolution
to the effect tliat while moral reformers might be sincere enough in their
efforts to remove vice and other kinds
of evil, they seldom were practical and
generally failed to strike at the root
of the evil. The social evil in large
cities is due to a large extent, in the
opinion of the council, to the small
wages which girls receive, and, while
this state of affairs has not developed
to any. great-extent in Alberta, it "was
A District Board
Meeting, will be held
in Fernie on Monday next.
felt • that steps should be taken at
once to have the government name a
minimum wage for the workers in the
province. Hon. C. W. Cross, attorney-
general, in a speech made several
months' ago, stated that he favored a
minimum wage scale and he will'be'
communicated ■ with by the council.
ROME, Nov." 27.—Brilliant ceremony
today attended the opening of the
Italian parliament by King Victor Emmanuel. Leonida Bisseletta-Bergamas-
chi, leader of the retorm socialists;
Prof. Enrico Ferri,,'independent socialist, and Carlo -Dell Acqua, republican,
took the bath in the. presence of the
king. ;a .form unprecedented "In the
Italian parliament, -'where socialists
and republicans hitherto stayed away
from the opening. -      '
Since moving into their new premises, the above association has not only
acquired a more convenient and commodious store but has also considerably increased their business. The
store is stocked with a fine assortment
of new provisions and groceries for
the Christmas trade, and the manager
(■Mr. Wllspn) has taken,'particular
care to obtain only the best qualities
Dried fruits, preserves, candies,
nuts, etc., which appeal to all at this
season, will .be found here in quantity
and quality; while the stock of1 dry
goods is being augmented daily. The
people of Hosmer are to ho congratulated upon the possession „of such a
store, while the general appearance of
stock aud fixtures reflects the highest
credit upon all responsible for its management.
L. O. O. M.
Social on Monday Next
'■ Next Monday evening there will be
a'social immediately after the regular
business of the above Lodge has been
transacted, and all members are invited ,to be in attendance. A special entertainment committee has been appointed who will arrange for a real
social evening, with vocal and instrumental selections. It is also intended
to introduce some other novelty for
the entertainment of those present.
This will be an excellent opportunity
to get, acquainted, so do not fail to be
on hand Monday evening.
Inquiry Into Death
of J a Harrison
. lf>m*an.<9Mi4_lA(tn.i^AnMAHii-AnA_AAAUIiH  .
wmiuChhiim wwimi-wviiiiui «— rti C'nbviaiiii"
ed with Cheers'at Assize Court Following Verdict—Rioting is Charge
Lai?) Against Them—One Witness
v-Says His Own Brother, f*lot Accused,
Is Guilty of Assault.
iApplause broke out in,the'assiz'e,court.
room Ivere today when, the-jury'announced its verdict of not' guilty,
which ended the trial of James and
John Connors, of Cumberland, for
•rioting, and assaulting a 'police officer.
Mr. Justice Morrison was not on the
bench when, the "demonstration took
.place. Afterward thfe two miners received an ovation, . conalstlng. of
cheers, outside the courthouse..
Mr. Justice Morrison's charge to the
Jury had been very strongly in favor
of acquittal, and the jury was out
only a short time,
Caso for Crowrt
Geo. W. Wallace was tho first witness for tho crown, when the case was
resumed yesterday morning. He said
that he aud others' had come In to
Cumberland from the' mino on the
evening of Saturday, July 10, A large
crowd of strikers hnd hooted them,
making iroo uso of tho word "scab,"
P. O. Cave and othor strlko breakers,
who were with witness, were threatened, and a man named Roynolds had
struck Cavo. Tho pollco arrostod Reynolds. The witness, with othors who
wero slightly unpopular jvlth tho strikers, had reached tho TJnloii hotel,
where thoy wero safe.
F. 0. Cavo was the noxt wltnoss.
UTe (Inscribed tho stirring ovonts of tlio
night, Uo hnd hoard a mani say;
"Tlioro's a scab I'm gonna got!" Tho
romark was addressed to lilm. A
crowd of about 100 mon followed
thorn through tho town. Tho witness
said ho had boon scared. Ho and
thoso with him woro going toward
tho Union hotel whon ho hoard a
voice Htiylng; "Go around, boys, and
bond thorn off; don't let them get
away this time." Ho had soon tlio
Connor brothers In tho crowd,   Tho
ness had put his back against-a wa.ll,
expecting a fight. Reynolds had said
to him: "Where's "your gun, -you
scab?" and he had replied that he had
no gun. Then' Reynold's- had hit him,
Reynolds had- 'been arrested. Witness
had seen JameB,Conners in the crowd.
"If tb^r^Owdjhad had'a leader there
"would.'have'. Seen1 bad trouble,"- said
Cave, He admitted that he, was a
"scabbev," one who pilots' strike
breakers to the mines. He had'been
mixed up in a fight with a striker of
the name cf Muir. He was with a
strike breaker named Moore at the
time. This was before Reynolds had
hit him. .
■ Objection Made
- George Brennan, the next witness,
was objected to by Mr. Lelghton, one
of counsel for the -defense, who complained that Brennan's name was not
on the indictment -as a wtneBs for tlie
erown. Mr, A. D. Taylor, erown coun-
nel, land Mr, Lelghton agreed, after
somo bickering, that Brennan should
give evidence, and the witness said
that he waB a jailer at Cumberland,
and that on the night of the, 19th lie
had been -compelled lo threaten a
crowd with a rifle at the jail, The
crowd wanted Muir Jiborated, and
Cave handed over to them.
Man Who Tore Coat
James L, Brown, formerly a fire
boss In Cumberland, stirred tho court
room to excitement by admitting that
the man who toro Constablo Ilannay's
coat was his own -brother, Goo. D.
Brown, Ho gave this evidence very
unwillingly. It wns not Jamos Connors, but hie brother, lie said, who had
assaulted the pollcomon. Tho wltnoss
said he had soon Cave, who was the
loader of tho gang of strlko breakers,
load hlu bunch up tho street and a1
disturbance took placo "at tho top of
the town." Cave had yellod "Let's
start something, boys!"
I, W. MaMlllim, u -striker, Huld Cava
and his gang woro looking for troublo,
Protection of Court
Qoorgo D. Brown, brother of James
jJf=r3rown ^-said^he-=had--seeii—Hannav*As-
coat torn, but would not say who had
done it. He said Jam-fts Conners -had
not done it. Witness asked for-,pro-.
tection of court, which Jlr. Justice
Morrison granted, saying to witness,
"You need not say anything that'
might' In-crdminate yourself."   "
In cross examination -by Mr. Tayltjr,
wiltnes's"' said Cave was challenging
strikers to fight. Cave had said: "I
can lick any three union men in the
town." He had understood some time
.before that Cave and his bunch were
coming to town that -night to make
> Mr. J. D. deB. Ferris addressed the
jury for the prisoners, saying that the
iConner brothers were no "more, guilty,
of the charge against, them than any
other men who were oni the street
■that Saturday night in Cumberland.
There was no evidence to prove crlm*
Inal intent. There,had been no unlawful assembly that night, There
•had been nothing -but a trlfllng^browl.
Thero was no evidence that would
justify conviction for uplawful assembly or assault, Mr. A. D. Taylor
followed for the crown.
Objects to True Bills
'Before tho trial of thc Conner
brothers began Mr. A. D. Taylor objected to the truo bills presented by
tho grand jury on Monday, on the
ground that only eloven jurymen wero
on tho panel. The grand jury was
dlschnrgod, an additional juror sworn
In nnd the others re-sworn, and tho
solemn mechanism of justice again
proceeded serenely on Its way. The
Indictments returned on Monday wero
again given -to tho jury. Truo bills
woro brought In during tho day by tho
grand jury against Alsopp, et nl, and
John Hnrklo, of Ladysmith and Intension, respectively, Alsopp will bo
trlod for rioting and llarklo for receiving stolon goods. Thos. Mooro nnd
Thos. Cawlor, ot nl, ot Nnnnlmo, wero
also indicted, Moore for having stolon
goods In his posBOBslon, nnd' Cnwler
nnd othors for riot nnd nsmiultlng a
pollco officer.
The adjourned inquiry into the
cause of death of J. Harrison, who was
killed in a cave at No. 1 East, Coal
Creek, on Friday last, at 8 a.m., took
place at the Provincial Court Houso
on AVednesday evening.
The time originally -set was 7.30, but
it was about 8.10 before the proceedings started owing to the tardy arrival of the jury, and as a consequence
the coroner imposed a fine of $2.00
upon J. 'Williams, of Coal Creek.
There were present, on behalf of the
C. N. ..P. Coal Co.,- General 'Manager
W. R. Wilson, R. -M. Young (secretary), Supt, J. Shanks, Chas. Murphy-
(chief engineer), Dave Martin (pit
boss of No. 1 East and Mr. Martin (of
Herchmer &. Martini.
iT. H.--Williams, inspector of mines,
was also present .and watched the proceedings on behalf of the Chief Inspector of Mines.
The following comprised the jury:
Jas. Savage (foreman). Wm. Eschwig,
Paul -Chalon, W. J. Mazey, J. A. English and .J. Williams.
The proceedings opened with the
calling of deceased's partner at the
time of accident, Frank Finn.
./Replying to the coroner, witness
stated that he'was working with deceased at the' time of accident in
Room 12 of the diagonal in No. 1 East;
that the accident occurred some time-
about 8 a.m., just as they were getting
ready to erect a set of timbers. He
was '-putting up a ladder, to knock
down top coal,and make room for tim-
iber, at left hand side of room at the
time (indicated position on plan). The
deceased came and sat down on left
hand side of room directly under the
bridge stick. The coroner at this point
impressed on witness the necessity
for accuracy, but witness was emphatic in his statement. 7 There was "no
warning—not a bit, /.but there had
been a bit of a bump some 10 or 15
minutes previous. When witness no-
12 and-was 'cross-shifting Finn and
Harrison) 'He had helped erect the
bridge ..stick on Wednesday afternoon.
Questioned as- to-sizo and, condition
of .bridge ,-stlck', witness gave the approximate size of same as 14 feet long
and 12 or 14 inches thick, while the
timber was not exactly green and not
exactly dry; it'was not a proper green
one with bark on. He tested the stick
with the head of his axe and was sure
it was sound. Two men helped him
and his partner. (a Russian named
''Harry") erect stick, which was positioned correctly. He had not received
instructions to erect that particular
ipiece o£ timber. He . had noticed
bridge stick in room about 60 feet
back in cross-cut, and in that particular room there were two bridge
sticks—one strengthening „the other.
He had only time to erect one bridge
stick as when that was erected it was
quitting time. It was his"intention to
erect another when' the first was in
position If he had had time. He was
told to put up a 11 foot bridge stick,
and had always been told to. double
his bridge sticks., Questioned as to
who told him, ho said the fire boss"
had. -lie could not remember any
specific instance when he had been
told, neither could he say when rule
came into force, but he had always
done so. There would bo a post
set about six feet back from
bridge sticks — perhaps closer, he
could not be sure to exact distance.
He had not worked in room since accident .but had -been there, and had
noticed that posts wero close up; he .
could-- not say whether .the posts had
been put in prior to the accident or
not. -He had not seen -bridge stick
since accident.
Questioned by foreman of jury: His
cross-shift- partner was supposed "to
put in another bridge stick—he always -,
did so.
Questioned by Inspector Walliams:
He helped put bridge stick in on -Wed-
left hand corner of room; he did not
notice where his partner went and
both lamps went" out.
Questioned ,as to who set bridge"
sticks, he answered that he did not
know, but presumed they were set by
•men on other shift. . There , was a
bridge stick and two more booms at
back of bridge stick. He had worked
in "room before cross-cut was turned
off, but bo though.*, the bridge stick
ln -question vos p'lt .i ^n W"d.iesdov
nigM. Qiipntioned as to timbering of
cross-cut helow, he stated that there
were two bridge sticks to support tho
running timbers. Witness would not
bo sure whether there wero two timbers set In room, 'but there were two
timbers set back of bridge sticks. He
estimated that about 20 or 30 cars of
ooal fell. Questioned as to bow long
he had been a miner, witness stated
since 1882. Ho had worked' In level
lowor down on day provious and lt
was the first work ho had dono In
room since crasB-«u/t wns turned away.
That morning ho had arrived a little
late and had only been working half
an hour or so; he noticed nothing
unusual about,tlmborlng, which seemed qulto safe. Jt was the first morning ho had worked with deceased, but
knew lilm personally,
>By Inspector Williams: He hnd
examined tho bridge sticks, but was
not sure'whether thero was one or
two. Tlio tlmborlng appeared quite
safe and he noticed nothing unusual.
Thorn lind boon a slight bump, but
Just .previous to accident everything
wna quiet. Thero woro no centre posts.
Ho thought tho brldgn Htlnks wern
(rood and sound, nnd thoy appeared to
Tho next-witness, John Manning,
sworn, stated that hn worked In .Room
place on Thursday as he was on. company work. -He left no report with
tire boss Ihat only one -bridge stick
had been erected.   He erected boom
at face and then put-up bridge stick.
Questioned  as  to  why  bridge stick
was so long (14'feet), witness stated'
that fire boss had told him he iirtend-y
ed to.put in a diamond Bwitch.   He
took out legs when he put In bridge-
stick.  He could not put in centre post
owing to fact that switch had to go in.-.
The bridge stick waB the best he could
-Cross-examined by coroner: Ho did
not know of nny inspection of bridge
slicks before miners got them.
Questioned by Mr. Martin: Ho felt
sure bridge stick was safe or ho would
not havo worked under It. There was
lots of room to put ln another bridge
stick and' If he had had time he would
haivo dono so.
Cross-examined by Inspector Williams: He did not measure <brIdgo
stick—ho guessed its sizo. ■
To a further question by tho coroner, wltnoss stated thnt somo one must
have wofkod in the cross-cut since
thoy erected the bridge stick.
Questioned by Mr. ■ Martin (of
Horchmor & Martin) ns to whether ho
examined tho roof, witness oxpla1ne<l
that thoro war no "roof" nnd thai
the timbers woro set'about 12 to 18
•Inches nipnrt. Iio also stated that'ho
noticed no movement whon legs woro
takoa eut
At this Juncture a juryman (J. \V.
■Mazey) Interrupted and ankod witness
several quostlons relative to goneral ,
condition of timbering and the -stato of
Hiimo Blmio thn necident. nnd as nn-
(Continued on Pnga Two)
Our Competition Concert
ftp The concert in connection with the distribution of
\,2r prizes for our competition will take place in the
II Miner's Hall on! Monday, December 22nd. On this
| ocendon thc prtecc to successful contestants for thc Fernie,
Hosmer, Michel and Coal Creek district will be distributed,
while the proceeds of the concert will be handed over to tho
Gladstone Local Secretary to provide cheer for the strikers'
children on Vancouver Island.
gjf We want every individual who claims any artistic
Vlf abilities, vocal, instrumental or elocutionary to assist on
n this occasion and if you will drop us a note stating what
you arc prepared to do for this worthy object, shall esteem
same a favor.   Further announcement will be made next week
Operators Accept
Miners' Committee-
Wilson Gets Facts
WASHINGTON, Nov. 81.—That the
situation growing out of (hn Colorado
conl strike presents ono of tho most
nliiniilng Industrial crises In recent
yonrs, wns tho * information convoyed
to President Wilson today by Senator
Thomas of Colorado, Ho sai-d It-was
Imperative that tho government do ov
crylhlnff* possible to force .-v' settlement, '' '- ;;(     '
Many of the striking minors aro
veterans of tlio llalknn,-war ami tlio
mine Riinrds nro, for the most pnrt
Kiinmi.'ii, ho said.
It is bolloved tlint If flecrelary of
T/ibor Wilson Is iwablp to find somo
nm., in  tfti*tifi i   Brt-Mlo-rn'ri-M    n   cwiw-iii.
sional investigation will be ordored,
Vim coat.triumvirate i'** li*»- Um m-
edited Uie names of -throe union dig.
rom of cdalto meet them In conference and discusu the grievances Hint
led up to the strlko of, tho l?,000 con!
dingers of Colorado,. .   ji
liOVMTIlir  AtMliWift I* it1U*»liijiViVn4 Itt
nrrfinit© tbe conference for !<■ n.m,
Tunsdny.' It may not bo possiblo io
get all tho minors horo by that tlmo,
Tho conference will bo held In the
The three mon who wiil represent
tlio miner* nro T. X. Kvons, of Fro-
mont-co;..Archie Allison, of Huerfano-
ro; and Dftvo Hammond, of Inn A til-
m&2 co..
Hammond, the last man accepted by
iho op-eratoro, has beon n rotil digger
tor yosr*. He is .in itniAoyiS of the
Vlclor-Amerlcan Fn*ol company nl
Gray Creek.
.'Oinf.fn'.iivl on P/ifr' Sir}
Weitern Federation of Miners
Tho following resolution, which
Hpnnkn for itsnlf, bus boon forwnrdod
to the Minister of .Iimtlen and the lnbor prwis ffonornlly:
to tlio Minister of -lustloo,
Parliament nulldliiKH,
Ottawa, Oni.
Hon. Blr,--niRtriPt Union No. 17 W.
l'\ M„ on behalf of tlm or-uranlziMl minora of tlio 'Provinco of Ontario, "|iro-
U'Stft" URiilnHt thn brutal «i>vi*i'lty of
tho Koiitoncfm p.iutind, iiihhi thn minora
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Ibo 'WinWor (if .TiiHtlfn for tlm IVwiln-
ion of Cannttn thnt lh«y 1m» n*»tor<«tl
thoir ..liborty.
tto It ftl?o r<«o!vMl that thc Mlnt-Kln*-
Of .Tilrtlt'f* bo rcf]ii/><it<ii! to forward nn-
onrly rnply to tlm flccrotjiry of l)l«trlet
ITtilnn Ko 11 \V P. If ntnU-iiir whnt
action Iio proposoH to ttiMo In tlm mot-
Ho It furtlior rnwilvrtl thnt tho or-
ganlzoil motal minora'of tho Provinco
of-Ontario oonrifimn*-* tlm uovornmont
of Ttritlnh Columbia for rofuiflnR to on.
forco tlio jitwlnlonii of tlm Coal Mlnon
?fi»<nitof.fon Act. wMrh r^fnu.il on th#»lr
imrI Ik rcRponnlblo for all Iho anffor*
fro* thnt the con! miner* *an<! their fam*-
Hlc« nro now uniifrpmnu.
Hlioir-d on bnhalf of tlm orffnnlcAd
mincr« of th*' Province of OMaHo.
T. K UVAN*, .***
JAMKS lianVK. Secy-T«-*«
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Oi chi, la colpa?
I cittadini del Colorado, che si ve-
dono minacciati da scarsezza di oar-
bone e dalla prospettiva di dover pagare questo combustible magarl died
dollari la tonnellata in causa dello
sciopero -minerario del Colorado iMe-
ridionale, hanno davanti yn interes-
sante problema se si formano a' oon-
siderar bene de profezle fatte prima
dello sciopero dial -capl dell-unione -e
da quelle delle compagnie minerarie.
Se gli abitanti dello Stato, ora co-
stretti e soffrlre le funeste conseguen-
ze del lungo sciopero, considerassero
attentamente le pretese mease In' cam
po dagll operatori prima die questo
sciopero divenlsse effettivo, -potreb
bero dl leggier! vedere chi son coloro
da biaslmar&l per la lamentata scar-
1 sita* dl carbons,
I -padroni delle minlero da carbone
ancor prima dello sciopero, fecero
sparg-ere da un canto, all'altro degli
Stall Unit! la voce che 1 loro minatori
non avevano da che lamontarsl o cho
non volevano mettersl in sciopero,
Dopo pol assorlvono che lo sciopero
era stato proclamato tx Trinidad in u-
ria' convenzione dl memibrl suggostlo-
hat! o corrottl. Affermavano Inoltre
clio agltatorl pagntl hanno lnjportato
dol lavoratori, rlscaldato 11 loro cer-
vollo ©' proclamato In tal raodo lo
sclbporo, K non si perltarono nop-
pure ad effernmr© cue <iuando vewie-
ro lmpartltl gli ordlnl dl mettersl in
sciopero, n'On piu' dol 10 per cento del
mlnoitorl ovrohboro abbandonato 11
lavoro o cho quelli cho do' ovrobboro
fatto, era solo por tlmoro dolla loro
All'lncontrarlo tutti sanno cho 11 95
por iconto del minatori, da, anni od
anni tomrtl qua!. Bdilavl, rlBposoro con
entUBlasmo all'bppello. Ad ontn dl
clo* gli oporatorl vogliono far credere
om cho solo II 50 per oonto dol loro
uomlni hnnno laudato 11 litvoro o cho
II 40 por conto dl obb! hanno nrnnlCo-
Htata rintonziono dl tornaro a lavoro
nppona saranno protottl,     '
Ad onta dl tutto questo nf formnzlo-
nl, iblBowift dlro nd'onor dol vero cho
noppuro uno aclopornnte hn fatto rl-
torno olnora nllo niio occiipnzloiil.
Clo' prova oho I minatori avovano
dollo forti roffloni dl muovoro lagnnn-
fo a cho ora loro Intonzlono mottorHi
In Boloporo-por ottonoro 1* diritti'..ac
cordatt loro dalle loggl dollo SUito.
•Uonelio' dapprlmn Rll oporatorl a-
voBBoro dicliiarato oho hoIo ll no* por
conto dol loro minatori si orano moHsl
In »ii|oporo, qunloho Hdttlmntia fa dis-
»oro cho ho lo truppo Stntnll fossoro
Htnto Invlnto nulla «ona dollo Bolopo-
ro, olio II 00 por conto dogll nolopo-
rant! aardblioro loriuitl n rlprondoro
la palla od II plccono, Da olroa tro
iiottlmnno lo truppo Bltrovano nol Dl-
stretti dove Infuria lo sciopero, ep-
pure non un solo uomo ha fatto rl-
torno al lavoro.
-Non soddisfatti di falsare la verita'
dei fatti per quanto riguarda la situa-
zione e le condizioni" dello sciopero
del Colorado Meridionale, gli operatori si rifiutano di accordare al minatori i diritti concessl e garantiti dal-
altri Stati dell'America del Nord.,
Ma questo non e' tuuto. Oltre a
volere sfruttare i gagliardi minatori,
'i baroni. delle miniere carbonifere
struttano impudentemente anche 11
pubbllco In generale coll'aumentare di
giorno in giorno U'prezzo, del carbone.
A conti fatti, il coiitegno delle
compagnie era dlvenuto ormai tal-
monte insopportaiblle ed Inuimano, che
se i minatori furono costretti ad ab-
bandonare 11 lavoro lo fu, per rlven-
dicaro i calpestatl loro diritti: essi lot-
tano ora, per una causa nobile e san-
ta: sono declsl a riportar vittoria, a
schlacciar la testa al drago invmondo
e maledetto del capltallsmo e rius-cl-
ranno Indubblamente nell'lntento, perche' uniti, compatti, solldali e concor-
Ij© menzogue, lo perflde e le artl
subdole delle compagnie quosta volta
sortlranno 1'effotto contrarlo!—L'Un-I-
Clttadlnl nol nome o.per la meraoria
di Cos'tantlno BabborrJ, siete qui, con-
vonutl ln un rlto piu che rollgloso,
Non tanto alia osoqulo clvlca doll'
uomo vlttinin doll' uvoro, ma nn0
cho slolo conveuuto, alia glorl flea-
/.lone dl uno apl-lto umano; che la-
vomva o lottava a stent! per gun dam-
plnrsl un tozzo, l.Upano, lontano dai
suoi natlo, cho dollo volto cl vleno an-
cho nogato.
Sletl accorsl In un Intrec clo dl lac-
rime, In un uul houo rit plant!, in una
comunlono dl cuore, dlnanzl n cul oggl
Bcomparo per Homlbro dnvnntl, ft nol
un martlro dol lavoro, o nnnol rosta la
furlono, o «1 rlnnovji nol aonlto dl .mlllo
voci consnpovolo In brlsto dlsgrnila,
iCHq montro tutto por lul sombrnva
iIIdoBtarsl a novella vita,'-montro la
Bclonza npro la via nol confln! piu
Btormlnntl del palllto orlzzonto, montro Costantlno forso pensnvn cho orano itrnsoorBl nnnl o mosl 80117,11 rlvc
doro I fruttl piu carl dol duo amoro
con (aioviinna) crodova fra qualche
moHo dl rinbbruoolnrll, 0 bnclaro quel-
lo vorglnl fronto rlcoporlo til rlecloli
dlHcloldl al vonto, Improvvlsamonte
fit o^ipo voldo da un lnforoolto enrro,
o\x lul caddo, vloion, HsBimo rlvuriio
Bill Bualo bomo lo grlda dol proprlo
frntollo 0 compiiKnl vlclnl, pronti nl
BooorHO, viiolo nlKtirnl mn non n forza
— nonjmiia 0 un fllo ill sunquo lo lign
il viso gia % scolorito ed-,incrocia le
oraccie nel suo'scamo petto—lamen-
to strasiante esce da tanto in tanto
nelle pkllide labbra, forso per invo-
care per l'ultim'a volda il nome della
sua cara (Giovanna) e dei suo i pic-
cinij ma strette dai dolore tremano ed
impallidiscono sempre piu. Ho, cuori
umani negli ultimi ertremi!
Hoi maledetto' ed infamo destino,
togliere li vita a un padre di famigliai
a un uomo nel fior dell' 'eta, e nel,
vigor della forze! ^_
E' e questa la campagna iniziata dai
sotto suole dalla compagnia degli ozi-
jsi, intessento fiabe e sozzurre, sull
irigine della miseria. ,
Eppure e in questo atto che, mag-
giormente rifulge la dlrittura morale
di lui.
Appartenente a buona e modesta
famiglia, ove lavorava senza mai dis-
sanimarsi, con la serena certezza della
raggione, ed avrebbe potuto sgreto-
larsi in pace e sollazzi, ma il suo essere era legato -per l'educazione e
protezzione per i suoi figli. - Percio si
tranquillizzano quei dubbitosi, che se
per polillca sintente lo sforzo dialet-
tico; io non ne faro certamente in-
nanzi a questo fascio di anlme, che fu
un uomo dl scienza, 0 viceversa, ma
ripeto con tutto cuore che fu un uomo,
e onesto operaio pieno d'amore e di
rispetto sociale.
Ed ora cittadini giacche a lent! pas-
si aibbiamo accompagnlato uno dei
nostrl -martlre dell 'avoro fino alia
fossa dove riposera 11 -sonno eterno;
dobblamo noi tutti serbare un caro rl-
cordo per quando fece, e sacrlfico -per
I suoi cari,
Ed in alto, in alto 1 cuori dovranno
pensare a quel -maledetto giorne,' che
ci tramanto uno del nostri negll ultimi- suppremi istanti, ci sproni alia lotta costante ed audacia clngagliardisca
la forza per poteiio meglio glorificare
nel modo piu degno, facento cloe -tri-
ufare' completamente lideale dl glus-
tizia uguaglianza e llberta, fra tutti i
popoli redenti ed affratellati.. Cittadini il paroco di questa citta a voluto
benedire a forza la salma con l'acqua
lustrale; ma oi unito avoi racolgo i
sudorl dalle.nostre fronte, e le lacrime
della povera (Giovanna)' unite alle
vergine lagrime delle povere plcclne, e
benedico il corpo di Costantino nel
modo piu degno.
Omlbre meste, ditorno alia terra   ,
Sacra ai sogui dei forti vaganto
Se mai lego di corde -sontante
Vi conforbl i silenzi laggiu:
Sopra l'urna l'operaio s'inserra
Dove il laure una gente depone
Intrecciante alle verdi corone
Oggi un carme d'eterna virtu.
E' fu giusto ,e stava securo
Solo infaccia alio stuol dei protervi
E' fu prode, ed al sua fratello
Al lavoro, alia gloria guido
Ma per quel di;un secolo spergiuro
L'ira del carro 1'assalse alle spalle
Ma per questo mestissimo Gallo
Dei .percorsi dai fato calco.
Sol conforto restava alle spoglie
Stanco ,il sonno dell'urna glorlosa:
Infelice! oltre lurna non'posa
Delle settl protervi livor.
Ma ti seque dell' urna alle soglie
Misurimo con apiu flebilemetro.
Nou sei novissimo ne scherno il fere-
tro ' '   •
Sparge e insozza di lagrimc i tuoi cari.
h^que^ giorno di lutto e di piante	
"tl "dolor "di^quePf 6rte"f u~muto:       "
Nessuno seppe'ilumeste saluto,
Di quell ora fatale mister;
Pure ai sa-ntt segnacoli infranti
Fisso lo square! 0 nel giorno piu scuro,
Nella nebbia del giorni,venturi
Trasvolava l'errante pensier.
Ma lontano, nella sua idea,
II pensier lo sequia per 1 suoi figli
R del volgo educanto I consigll;
La sua forte parola pon sudi;
Poi qual lampa al tramontl viclno.
Di piu limplta fiamma sfavilla  -
Dell suo genio la sua scintilla' ,    '
In un nimbo di .luce sparl.',
Odl un grido sulla ■ Maiella sin'alza
Ripercosso da calllohe lante
Per le terre dl (Chletl) si spante
'Per i cent! vlllagl volo:
Ella 0 desB-a la nubbo che lngalza
,Che dlscento  (dagl' Appennlnl)   alle
■    china
Verso I cllv! d'ltalla civmlnlna; '
Gla s'aovanza suil' Adrlatlco mar.
Oh! do, fermatl fatal mossagglera
Pel cammln che'11 destln tl addlta
Oh! dolor d' una madre' avvlllta
Alto invoca da! suoi vlntl 11 soffijlr;
Oomo polvoro cho donsa Cufora
Caccla innanzl spazzanto la via,
Tal vodnil la protorva gonln
■Sii tno! pafisl morti svanlr.
Art! ImmontI d' Immonti mercati
N'o nou sempro dol volghl flan scola,
F.a povorn testa sul mlllo lavorl
Non puo sombro sul volghl ponsar;
In questo fanoo Incui Blamo natl
811 dl nol gorgolio o rlplomba.
QiiORto fan co tl schludl In tombn
Como 11 Bpogllo dl naufrngh! ln mar.
Ma nol tutti cho avvlntl anna Bpom*
II tuo lutto portlnmo nol cuoro
Un sol gturo tin nol patto d'onoro
■Tutti unlflca nd un flolo voleri
Ennnol guida fra II turbo cho fromo
Sin dol granto la mnBchln parola
Esla forto 0 ct guida alia ooola
Cho cl adduia a! novl sontior,
Ombro moHto dl nofl 0 d'orol
Dato enrmo gul dato ghlrlnnto;
K glurlamo por II noBtro combagnlo
Cho qui 11 «uo robbiiBto corpo Infldo
M',*o morto, ma 11 biio nomo 0 nonnol
E la sua morto bii nol Blnggravn.
Ma. quol giorno oho Intonto nmava
(CoBtuntlno) c! roBta nol cor.
(iCoBtantlno Tlubborrl)   nanqno nol
1B70 In Piwnra (Chlotl).
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other juror-joiued in there' wasevery
indication that-the inquest was likely
'to develop into a debate. The coroner,
however, -reminded the jurymen in
question that their object was,to.enquire into the cause arid not the effects -of the case. The incident was
regrettable insofar as it indicated- that
certain members;of the jury had form-i
ed opinions previous' to hearing the
■The coroner questioned witness as
60 the condition of his timber when he
set bridge stick, and witness replied
they were perfectly straight and
After, further questions by Inspector
Williams asto the depth of post holes,
width of rooms, etc./ witness was permitted to retire,
1 The next -, witness, Wm, Phillips,
stated1 that he worked in No. 11 room
and fiirst noticed something wrong
about 7.50. The-first, indication was
a slight bump, and about three or four
seconds later he heard the dropping of
coal. 'He .next heard Plnn shout and
went to see what was wrong. Hd met
Finn, who told him his partner was
buried and that there had been a blow
out. The body of deceased was found
in about the centre of the coal. He
could not say whether body was directly under the timber or not. He
noticed nothing peculiar about bridge
sticks. _ His general practice -was to
look for a good heavy stick when
erecting a bridge. Questioned as to
an Inspection, witness replied that he
always used his own-judgment. No
official of the mine picked the bnldge
sticks for them.
Next witness called was
J. T. Mawson, fire boss of No. 1 East,
who stated in reply- to coroner: -He
made his last inspection of place,,at
about 5 a.m. on the morning of. accident CPViday),' and found condition of
room good at that, time. (He did vnot
pay any particular attention to bridge
stick in the room. He had"previously
looked at the,bridge stick on Thurs-
aay night between 11.30 and 12 o'clock
and thought it was safe.. It was the
usual custom to put in two bridge
sticks -but there were not two iii when
he looked at It. Witness did not know
why, there was not another" bridge
stick -in, but the one that was' there
had not been put in during his shift.
That night be put a pair of men to
work in the cross-cut, but he was not
sure whether .he told them to double'
the .bridge sticks. Asked .'by the coroner whether these men had erected
any -timber during their shift wdtness
replied: They put up a liner to bridge
sticks and one set of timbers. iT-he
coroner wanted enlightening as'- to
what a.-"liner'-' was, and it was explained -that this was the second
timbel-.and was set close against the
first bridge stick to strengthen same.
Witness said the men working on-that
shift- doubled the bridge stick without
him telling them to do so. When he
■'inspected at 12 o'clock the "liner" to
'bridge -stick had not been erected but
k was there at 5 o'clock when ho looked. -He had noticed a few bumps ln
No. 1" East, but the general condition
of mine was good. There were centre
posts in room about 6 or 8 feet--apart.'
Questioned as to inspection of timber
did notknow of dny. He did not look
at broken bridge "sticks after accident,
but he had looked" at it previous and
■thought it was a pretty good stick.
Questioned by Inspector Williams:
There was one- bridge stick in - the
cross-cut but he was notpjure whether
he told the men -to, erect a second.
There was no centre post and thought
if there had been it might have helped
some. There were centre posts In
other places. The two bridge sticks
whero accident happened were set
good. J-Ie had examined-, tho whole
mine and thought tho two bridge
sticks in question wero of the average
kind, 'but he hod not seen them since.
Questioned by Supt. Shanks as to
whether ho knew why thero wore no
centre posts, witness did not answer
at once, and tho superintendent remarked that a main roadway was going through at that point.'    '■
Pit Boss Martlu of No. 1 East was
tho next witness, and Btated In reply
to coroner that lt was customary, nnd
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•till In revolt msalnat opproaalve raeaaurea snd tboao who framo Ui«m,
I had. been for quite' a I ew" mOnths'-hV
was not sure'how'ion^-'the rule Lud
been in force-'-to, erect double brUfoo
sticks. He,thought it was'the' result
of Chief Inspector's visit some twelve'
■months ago. The' miner 'selected liis
own timber,-and he thought that ^elf-
preservation would lead him. to select
the strongest and best. .Further, if the
stick >as found to be unsound when
erected it >viould have to come down,
and as a result the miner would incur
a pecuniary loss, ■, Questioned as' to
whether greater efficiency would result from an inspection of timber outside,tha mine in daylight, witness was
diffident as to his reply. ,
Questioned by Inspector WUliams:*
He dd<J not see the bridge sticks previous' to. the accident, -but since the
accident he had seen certain.portions
of it. The stick appeared to be dry,
but it was a good heavy stick and of
good width. . Questioned *by coroner:
He' did- not know of any inspection' of
■ At this juncture Mr. Shanks, asked
witness seyeral questions as tb who
ordered the doubling of bridge sticks
and corrected the witness' statement,
that the inspector had been responsible for this. The superintendent claimed ■ he had issued the 'instructions
for doubldng bridge sticks as an additional safeguard after the accident in
No. 1 South about six months ago. He
questioned Mr. Martin as to the inspection ,of timber outside the mine,
but the pit boss claimed that he knew
of nothing that could <be termed Inspection.
• By -the coroner: The contract men
put up these timbers and he,was not
of the opinion that greater efficiency
would be secured were they erected
by company men. ' Self preservation,
he thought, should guide the men In
the selection and erection of timber.
Supt. Shanks,* next, witness; .stated,
as previously, that the bridge sticks
were doubled as a result of the double
fatality.- in No. 1 South some six
months ago.. The order -was issued by
himself as an additional safeiguard and
a copy of the instructions sent to the
Chief Inspector of iMlnes. This was a
company rule and not the law. He
examined the bridge stick after the
accident and it seemed to be sound,
but was clean of bark. Ke could not
say whether it was water logged, although it seemed hea;vy. These sticks,
he claimed, were inspected while being loaded from the car to mine -trams
and' all defective ones culled and- cut
up. •
Questioned at this point by Inspector' Williams: He would say there was
a thorough Inspection of timber so far
as its soundness was concerned. The
inspector.queried as to whether this
particular timber (bridge timber) was
•inspected ands witness stated that the
bridge timber was of a different length
(14 feet and about 12 or 14 inches
■thick); and was inspected. The inspector then pointed out that the broken bridge stick only measured-11 inches thickness and the liner (or second
stick) 9 inches. "■    ;
Tlie inspector elicited the fact that
there was a general inspection of timber used in the mine but not an in^
spection of any. particular timber.
Mr.,Wilson, general manager of the
C. N. P. Coal Company, expressed regret and sorrow at the accident and
its .consequences, after which he ex
plained the causes of the frequent
bumps and normal or abnormal movements in the coal area, attributing
forces—gas,' water, etc,—in the mountain. In this particular zone the pressure of such pent up gas and water
would be afoiMt 1,000 lbs. per square
After deliberating for a considerable
time, the jury returned a verdict of
"Accidental death," and made the fol
lowing recommendations:
[li That the jury wish to call the
attention of the miners to the necessity of notching and setting timbers
properly, to resist-pressure. ,
(2) That the fire .boss should seo
that timbers are notched aud properly
set, and strictly enforce this undor his
own supervision.,, „
(3) That in future! where there is
a -three-throw switch to be fixed where
the thickness of the, coal abovo .the
timbers Is from six to ten feet, that
suitable -timbers be used until that
portion oan bo drawn down to ease or
reduce tho pressure, and that timbers
from ten to twelve Inch'diamater bo
sot In such place.
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Ovo lascla In Italia, 11 padro la mog-
Mo (Giovanna)-o duo fanclullo'dl to.-
nora ota.
Ovo tutti gl" Italian! gul resident! In
Pernio mantnno condogllanzo alia
fa-miglla (Dabborrl).
Lupl In Mltrla
Nol montro che 11 Bortoo funerblo
rlprendova 11 cammlno da porcorroro
por accompagnlaro Clvllmonto flno all'
ultima, dlmora 11 corpo dol povoro dla-
griwlato Inivoratoro,
. Nolla prima Cnrozza dletro la anlma
un nomo ponsavn quol padro dlagrnala-
to il all avoro; quanto ancora alio pro-
vocnzlonl od insuldl, dol Proto,
PorquoBto mlllo pension oocupnvano
lu, sua mlsera testa; avrobbo voluto
formaro 11 Cortooj 0 parlaro per far
coniprontei'o a qualohe, ,-Credulouo dl
(Protl) olo oho nocadovtt, ma clil gli
dava foranl chi lo dava favol la por
fai'Bi comprontro? Ful vlnto dnl do-
loro, non boIo, ma dnlla rabbla pro-
voeata dnl (Sncordozio) 0' per auosto
fu coBtrotto dl paflsaro oomo una po-
cora dnvnntl a un Borrngllo ill (Lupl
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oho publlcho conforonxo, pnbllolio ill-
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quoBUi dlBpnrlta dl trattamentl? por*
cho I Protl dovnno aver !a fncolta di
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Sal nualo Bono ogombl dl clviltn? ,
IAi il Prof, dl Musloa 0. JUaoenro,
nfltua CBBoro nomno rlchlosto intoirbo
tinlto con I suoi brnni giovnnl aonatorl
dnrono OHompI d' iimanltn. 81 fu 11
corpo Mimlcalo dl Pernio -oho dleto
-Mtsmplo d'nmoro « olvilla.
Furono quol compagni dl litvoro cho
V nrfomnmtnnrono f[no n!!a fodflft, 0 fa
rlronruono di InDrimo.   ,
Bcco 11 voro innognamonto umanb,
roa'A proforlto, tfic»«t 0 populate,
oucno eh*> pur lnmaniw commnoro
dol our! cuori, pin dt (juwHo non m
^ommov^. tutti vol maul inniwie!
I* vottra leggo 0 tint leggo colla !»«■«
cl>»ra,   .
E«m dlco una com, 0 no fa iin'ahfa.
An non vl eonfnnto ton In chlotia oomo
nou confonto 11 vlschlo colla querela.
Vol sleto II miilnnno cronlco della
ohlesa. Vol sletl non 1 croclonto ma
1 secretarl dl una rollglono cho non
comprentete: Vol sletl i macchimlBtl
toatrnll dolla snntlta, Non confontoto
la Chiosacon 1 vostri nffari, con lo
vostro dottrlno. Non la chlomate vos-
tra madro per fame pol la vostra aer-
va! Sopratutto non la parogglato a
vol, osservato il tortocho lo fato. Non
vodoto com'ossa odo aiorlta dnl giorno
cho vl a Biillo Bpnllo? Vol la fato
amaro coal poca oho f Inirbto col - rem
torla odlosal Vo lo dlbo sorlamontol
flnlra 0011 1' abbantoftarvl Lasclatoa,
Qunnto aaroto Bconparsl hI tornera a
loi lasclntola nella sua B'blltuddlno. SJ
quosto oho forma -la sua grantezza! La
sua solltuddino lo attlrora la folia, la
sua nbnocnzlono In rontorn potenta; 0
la sua umilta la rentora ranoBtoBn!
■Ahl vl conoBclnnoi ooiioBolaimo II
partlto clorlcalo. W lul clio a fatto
battoro con lo yorgllo, chi dlcova oho
lo Btollo non cadrobboro, 10' lul cho n
torturato Campanolla por avoro, af-
formnto oho 11 mlmoro do! Monti oaa
■Infinite :o por nvoro Intrnvvlgito 11
OBOoroto dolla croaislono. 10 Uul cho a
porBoqultar Jlarvoy por nvnro twvnto
la olrcnlazlono dol sanqiio.
Por non montlro zlotuo a rlnchullro
galSloo; por non montlro 8. -Pnolo a
miprlK glonato Cristoforo Colombo!
Ecioprlro In Iorro <kd clolo ora un'om.
plota; travnro un mondo un'oroBln, H
tlu cho a uongllato I'anatomaccontro-
iPnscnl nol nomo dolla rollglono, -con-
tro 'Montaigne nol nomo dolla mornlo,
contro Molloro ilulln mornlo, o dolla
Oh! Rl ohiunquo Blnto cho vl chin-
•mnto pnrtlto rnltollno nolvl -conoflcl-
amoi oramal 0' troppo tempo' oho la
coBdonza ipublica; «l ribella contro dl
vol 0 cho vl chlodo~-c!io cora voloto
i]u*i.o',--« ii^<po iwinpo uno vi provnte
nmmnttoro wn ^nvnf»M<v wlio fiplrlto
iimano! K vol voloto oBnoro I padroni
ileii' Insequtomonte? Mentro non
orl*tft no un poota, no uno acriUoro,
no un flloBopo no nn ponantoro, cho vl
neeotto? (Montro tutto clo cho 0 atnto
serltto, Bontniato, AeMUo. rlufhlnrntn
irniriiigg»i«io, invontnto dni Q-onll, 11
-tor-oro dolla clvillManIono, 11 piitro»
monlo comiino dollo lntollgenjio, vom
ho da vol riggottato? 80 ll corvollo
dolln umanlto, foaBo davnntl al voitr!
ocelli a vostra dlficc&lono aporto como
la pngglna dl un llbro vol lo raachloM
oato! Convoniteno! iPorelo Proto
crodo choc! nbWnmo BplaBft-to abbas.
tanw |-app«rolo credo cho aicolterai
(jnoeta jpiceaxlonc che tu utarry a!
provocata contro del Itallonl, 0 por*
clo as nol alamo aospntte per vol; vol
al«ta aotpotto per noi; 0 fra nou <mid-
Ichor* il paoBo: Porcha nol etnmo, 0
aono un dl coloro ch© reclnmnno per
quaato nobbllo Piete. Ia Hb*rta 0 nou
la -oomproBBlone. In fedo 0 ron l! ram-
moHlmonto, U fona 0 nmi la aorrltn,
la KTftnto«a 0 non 11 nulla.
7 Jewel Waltham .Men's size In nickel caoe.^ $550
7 Jewel Waltham'Men's size In 20 year gold filled'case   Isiso
7 ,Z°\ w3 ^m «Cn8 8i" in>20 year 9°ld f,lled caseN;|9.85
I ,eWti* w3,'^3"1 ,Ml, 8 8,ze ln 20 year 9°ld fi»e«« case $11.50
7 Jewel Waltham Ladies' size In 25 year case $1200
15 Jewel A. C. Liphardt movement Ladles' ■lze'Vn'2'5'
year case        $14 00
17 Jewel A. C. Liphardt movement   Ladies'   size   In  25
.   year case ;      $16 00
17 Jewel A. C. Liphardt   movement in  solid gold  14k   ■
, case ,..,, r.."L $2400
Bracelet Watches In gold filled cases from .... '16.OO to $1200
Bracelet Watches In Solid Gold cases from ... $25.00 to $3500
Wellington.and Christchurch Threatened With  Famine—Legislation at
Standstill —Premier  Called   Infam-
ous Liar.-,   "      **       >
.  WELLINGTON, N. Z.t Nov. 24.—AU
the industries in' New Zealand have
beon tied up as the result of the general strike of workmen throughout the
island.   Wellington and Christchurch
are threatened witb .famine.   Government' officials, in an endeavor to relieve .the situation, have appealed to
the government of Australia to send
, The strike is in the nature of a contest between the workmen's unions
and the employers.
. legislation at Standstill
-MELBOURNE, Nov. 24.—The legislative -business of -the Australian federal senate is held up by a strike of
■senators, who refuse to look at bills!
Premier Cook and Attorney-General
Hughes slashed today, over Cook's
quotations from the latter's newspaper
articles on the stril;e. Hughes called
Cook an infamous liar and declared he
was suppressing a vital sentence. - "
BERLIN, Nov. 24.—More than 21.0&0
German physicians from small towns
and country districts have decided to
follow the example of their professional brethren in Great Britain and declare a "doctors' strike" against sickness and accident insurance associations established under the Imperial
insurance laws. They complain against
certain  regulations  under -the  laws
which, they say, militate against them,
particularly one depriving the patient
who is a member of an organization of
any say in the choice of the physician
by whom he desires to be treated. •
They; object, too, to "the wide discretion given to the organizations in the
matter of contracts with physicians.
•The decision to declare a strike
against these regulations waa reached
at a meeting in Berlin of more than
800 delegates from all over Germany.
.More than two»thirds ofv all the Germans are members of insurance organ- ■
izations which have their own contract physicians, and the-remaining
medical field is overcrowded. fThe
number of medical students in Ger- '
many has risen from 6,300 In 1905 to
14,000, an increase utterly disproportionate to the increase in'population.
Tbe result is, according to statistics,
that half of all the physicians have
incomes of less than $1,500. yearly.
, The doctors of Berlin, Dresden,
Hamburg, and other large cities did
not join in the'-movement, owing, it-
was said, to the desperate competition
among them. ( X   •
ed- controversy between railroads of
the1 East and their conductors and
trainmen over the latter's demands for
more pay ended last night Tha employes are granted aa increase of
wages averaging 7 per cent and' totalling $6,000,000 annually—about half
of what they asked from October 14
last, effective for one year. One hun?
dred thousand men will share In the
Combination No. 1
1 quart Peter Dawson's 8cotch
1 quart Hennessy'3-etar Brandy
1 quart Very Old Madeira Wine
Combination No. 3
large   bottle   Burke's   Irish
1 large bottle Geneva Gin
1 bottle sealed Rye
Combination No. 5
1 bottle Gordon's Dry Gin
1 bottle Chlantl Wine
1 bottle Vin Bt. Mlohel
Combination No. 2
1 quart, Jamaica Rum
1 quart Monopol Brandy Med'l
1 quart Invalid Port Wlna
Combination No. 4
1   bottle  Anisette  "Brltard  A
1 bottle Blaokberry Brandy    ■*
2 bottles Parnay Sparkling Wine
Combination No. 6
Box of (80) Choice Clgara
1    bottle   unfermented   Orape
Remember the are only suggestions. We carry a very complete stock
of Imported and native liquors*, wlnea and cigars, and can make up
any lote desired,   Mall Ordera promptly and carefully attended to.
Agents for the Famous
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' widely different directions. „V.     >
Sore Heel.—Mrs. C..A. Campbell, of
- Fowas-san,,Ont., writes: "One of my
, heels-was very-badly-blistered by a
. pair of new shoes, and the poisonous
dye from my stocking got into'it, and
made* a bad sore, s For a "week I could
.not pnt on a shoe, and suffered great
pain.'. -1 applied Zam-Buk; and' in a
few days it.drew tne poison out and
healed the wound."' ^*:!,.1 ~
- "Bad Cut.—Mrs.. J.-Vlrglnt,- of Onondaga, Ont, writes: "Zam-Buk healed a
bad cut which -1 * sustained. - I was
hurrying across my yard one day when
I slipped- and fell heavily, my' knee
.striking a sharp stone. ~ At the moment I did not realize how badly I was
hurt, but T found I had a: bad cut
-.about two Inches long, very Jagged
, and very,' deep. Wo bathed the cut
and applied. Zam-Buk. This stopped
the smarting very quickly, and in a
.few days it had healed the wound
completely.     Por   cuts and bruises
Zam-Buk Is a splendid remedy."
. Eczema Cured.— MrB. Antolne Ar*
. senault of Maxiamvlhe, P. E. I., writes:
-- "I can highly recommend Zam-Buk to
- any person suffering from eczema. I'
had,this disease and was under doctors' treatment for two years, without
any good result   I then tried 25am-
' Buk and in the end lt cured me."
Zam-Buk ls just as good for piles,
blood-poison, festering sores, pimples,
eruptions, cuts, burns, bruises, and
-all skin injuries and diseases. -BOc.
box all druggists and stores, or post
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:*.-'• -J-.ifUr
of Robbing
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Of course we know that" the employing class are constantly planning how
to-rob-and cheat „,the workers. For
this, and- for no'other reason, are they
in business. ' In fact, theyi could hardly* (be in business if- they_are not to
cheat the workers. And after all,, they
are quite justified in doing- so as' long
as the workers allow themselves to
be cheated' and robbed. So far the
majority of the , workers ,don't seem
to have any. objection tc that sort of
thing.  x ■  .• .
iWhen "one reads'through the document, printed, below'one can. hardly
belleVe that there are still workers
who,-at.'thls ,age, would-submit to
such highway robbery.
Ellas Israel conducts the Ecuador-
Ian Panama Hat Company, which is
located on the third floor of the lofty
building.at 297 Mercer street. Last
summer there was a general strike of
the Panama hatters. The walkout
lasted some time, andi while the strike
generally was successful, the men lost
as far as the Israel shop was concerned,   v   "
When the former employes returned to work, they were forced to sign
the agreement or„leave tbe place. Unfortunately most of them did sign, and,
naturally, will have to suffer the consequences.
I do not think for a moment that It
is necessary for me ..to elaborate on
the various .clauses of the agreement-
Read It. Read it carefully. And let
your neigh>«r read It. ' For, it is worth
while letting other people -know of
such contracts."' It may serve as a
warning. , ,,
, And when other people, people who
are. most of the time carried away'
by high ■ sounding phrases about the
working class being ready for the
social-revolution, refer them, if you
.will,, to this contract.- Refer,them to
,the results of the last elections, and
tell them that some of us know better.
','MajnI ask'the readers of .The Call
again to spread this fact about the'
contract? There is no longer any
doubt in the minds of the officers of
the Hatters' Union that there is a
concerted action on the part of the
employers to break up the union and
substitute this damnable individual
contract system.
There is' hope, though, that tbe
workers will wake up to the fact that
depositing 20 per cent o'f their wages
in the,bank instead of with their employer will prove of greater benefit to
If you know a Panama hatler, man
or woman, tell her  about  it.    Help
them to see the Hgat and grasp the
meaning of their power.
The Agreement
This agreement made between Ecu-
adrian -Panama Hat Company of New
York City, .party of the first part, and
of the same place, party of
the second part, witnesseth
.Wbereas the party of the first part
is a wholesale-Panama hat manufacturer and the party, of the second part
is a of Panama hats and now
the first party desires to employ second party under the following terms,
conditions and agreements.
Now, therefore, in consideration of
tho foregoing -premises,' and of terms
and conditions and the deposit hereinafter mentioned and of valuable consideration, .it-as agreed as follows:
■First—The party of the first part
does hereby employ second as a
in -his factory at 297 Mercer
street, City-' of New York, and the
second party hereby agrees to enter
and does enter of the employment of
the first party, and the ■ party of the
second part' liereiby covenants and
agrees to perform the services required of him -to the complete satisfaction
of the first party,' who- shall be the
soul thereof, and the second party
agrees to*i>ay or allows to be deducted
from his wages at any time -charges
for damages for materials or hats
committed by- him. The first' party or
his foreman shall decide whether any
hats or materials are damaged or
ruined, and such decision , shall ibe
final and conclusive upon the second
party. ,, i.
Second—/This agreement shall commence on the first day of September,
1913, and continue down to" the tenth
day of June, 1914, and the hours of
work -shall be from 8 ajm. to 6 p.m.
and one hour (between 12 and 1 o'clock
at noon shall be allowed for dinner.
Third—The second party accepts
said employment subject to all risk*
and- the first party shall not be liable
in any .way for any damage resulting
from personal injuries of every character. '
Fourth—The party of the second
part agrees to be respectful and obedient and shall obey and follow the directions, and orders of the first party
or his foreman and second party may
be discharged for being disrespectful,
disobedient or using vile, insulting or
abusive language toward first party or
any of its employes, or in said shop
or premises, or for .Coming late to
work or 'absenting -himself, or' for
spoiling, damaging or ruining any of
the hats or materials of the first
party, as herein provided.
.Fifth—It is mutually agreed that
should the party absent himself by
reason or alleged or other physical
disability for more than one day, then
the first party shall be entitled and
the second party will subject himself
to a physical examination on demand
by physician or surgeon employed by
first party, and if such examination
discloses no just cause for such absence, the second .party, shall forfeit
for such -misconduct the deposit herein referred to as "liquidated damages,"
and should the second party claim to
havo absented himself for more than
one day by reason of illness or other
disability without having immediately
notified the first party, or if second
party refuse to submit to said physical
examination, then the second party
shall be guilty of a breach of this
agreement and forfeit the deposit In
the hands of the first party to the latter as "liquidated damages" for any or
all aforesaid reasons: Any condemnation by the first party or acceptances
of excuses by him from employes as
to any condition of this agreement
shall not .be a waiver of any rights
hereunder thereafter. ' '
Sixth—The second party agrees to
deposit with first party, or to permit
the latter to deposit, 20 per cent'of the
wages or earnings of the second party and each pay day during the term
of this agreement such deposit to be
made by the employes as security for
the faithful performance of each and
every covenant or agreement herein
contained, and should the employe be
guilty of the provisions of this agreement then he shall forfeit to the first
party such deposit as liquidated damages, or if on account of strikes or of
any other reason or cause second pai*-
ty shoudl leave the employment of or
refuse to work for first party for more
than one full day, or should he be discharged for reasons or cause herein
provided, then the said deposit shall
be forfeited onto the first party as
liquidated damages in addition to the
said specific charges provided for in
paragraph first, referring to improper
work or damages, ruined or spoiled
hats'or materials. Should second party comply with all the terms of this
agreement and be in the employment
of the first,-party at. the expiration of
this agreement, then he shall be entitled to receive said deposit with 4
per cent interest. . .
In witness whereof the parties hereto have hereunto affixed their hands
and seal this •— day-of October, 1913.
-Witnessed- by  ,
-iNew York Call.
'T understand the text, all ■ right,"
remarked Aunt Ann Peebles after the
sermon was over, "but the preacher's
explanation of it puzzled me a good
deal."—Chicago Tribune.   -
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The Y. M. C A.
By The "Senator"
Tlie business of being a professional
'^good- man,"'I.understand, is one of
the oldest in the world; and no -knowledge of human affairs runs back to a
time when the sanctimonious-faced
"brother" did not regard the merely
useful man with a reproving eye—
rarely have I, seen more than one optic used in this process, the other being directed over the ■ erring one's
shoulder at' the good-brother's interests, which generally lay-not far in
the distance. .,-■-.
, .There can be no doulbt that the problem bf ways" and means of making a
living has always been the most urgent to man. Just as today men are
seeking'new/inventions'of any kind
whatever that will enable easier living
and greater economic security to the
ori_-iri_^4- V» f\m-
Out ot tbo 20,000,000 aohool ohlldron
In tbe United Statea—
A million havo Hotfoot -spinal -cure-
*.'A**,*ii Ui *uiui,t Ulv\K»«U*\5 -kittUiiUilUt* HiVS-
rloua enough to Interfere in aomo do-
groo with health;
A million havo defective hoarlng;
Flvo million havoAlofaots of Tlalort1;
Six million bavo adenoids or onlar-g-
od tonalla or cervical glands needing
a ten tion;
Tun million hav-e dofactlva teeth interfering with, genoral health;
Vive million auffer from malnutrition, In many catea due wholly or In
-part to aomd of tbo -foregoing defect!.
(Authority, Dr. Thomaa II. Wood, Pro-
fewor of iPhyttcol Education in the
Teat.her'a College of Columbia Unlrer*
of> a new "line" or the putting of an
old activity on a paying basis was
promptly noted and take up by the
astute ones, "who knew a good thing
when they saw it."
From this essentially clerical point
of view, few fields have been-, more
fruitful than the 'Christian organization.' It baa fed tho stomachs and aim-
bltionB of millions of easy livers' who
developed the -business from the standards of a poor peasant carpenter, with
nothing but his" ideals; to a point
where it comports perfectly with high
hats, automobiles-and all the other
symbols of that ease that Is supplied
by the toll of those kept sedulously
in the background both of,mind and of
Who can say which would ibe the
most borrlfiod,r that unpretentious,
bare-footed carpenter ofv Nazareth or
the sleek occupants of the pews of
one of our modern churches, did the
former somo Sunday morning stride
down the carpeted aisle with earnest
face -and uplifted hand? His case
would como up' Monday morning, and
suoh ball as would be necoBsary would
very likely be furnished by some free
thlnkor or other outcast,
Tho business of being a Christian,
liowovor, is not what it onco was, and
recent years have 6eon tho professional good man hard put to rotaln tho
approbation of tho "host pooplo,"
"from whenco doth como his aid," and
a: tho samo tlmo convincingly play the
"brother" to tbo ox-oyod multitude
who are still qulto Imposh-iblo socially,
but whoso ovor-lncreii'slriR powers ot
(llscornmont imiHt bo reckoned with,
Already thoy had lost Interest to such
an oxtont that tlio good man'R funor-i
ptxl volcn no longor rousod thoir fonru'
nor his hiiBhod chapol stlflo tliolr human nature
Out of this complex of tho good
mini's noooBflltloH wns born thn Y, >M,
U. A„ which is ronlly stronger tl'inn
tlio church ltHoll" In vory vltnl way—
In tho United Staton nt lniiHt. Thn
good mnn's stock In irndo for enntur-
los had boon tho oxcollonco of Implicit
faith lu his dogmatic orooil, with ItH
aupcriuiturulucsB rind absurd claims to
final authority. For conturlos ho had
prnnoliPd that nature and natural In-
Rtlncts woro of tho dovll, but at Inst
tlio multitude, beginning to hold uloor,
It was nocoflsnry to go to thoiti In n
conciliatory way and with socnlar arguments and methods, It was nocos-
wiry to got 'back the buBlnoBH of tho
man who saw no harm In playing baseball or cards occasionally, and who did
not think It nilch a holnous crime to
Kinoko, iswear, or otherwlso oxprosu
hlmsolf In accordance with tho nocon-
sltles, ot a normal uystein, Also, iho
man who hnd -boon listening to Darwin
and tho evolutionists had to bo compromised with, Somo kind ot voatl-
bule had to be built on tho ohuroh to
take in thew pooplo, aa tho church Itself, of course, could not afford- to <id->
mit that all k had insisted on as -no-
t'l'iu'.'ir;- wao really uaMeccaaa-ry m>&
ita truth* of creation, sat vat Ion, damnation, etc, not truths at all, (but nearer to Ignorant fables.
Ia tho llffht of thoso considerations,
wo oan begin to mako out aomothlng
of 1hn rAM ■^crulflMncn nt thn V V  C
A.'a growing notivltlos in tho Industrial field, hallod with suoh delight by
O. W. Pork Ins. In a rooent nowjupapor
Interview (Now York Tlmos, Novem-
berO), O. -W. iPerklna apoke approvingly of tba Y. -M. C. A.'s presence at the
works of many of the largo manufacturing and mining Inter-Ml*. and alno
gavo credit to many of our leading
floecnra and easy-getting snobs, who,
hit U1U ntt, bi*vm supported the Y, M,
C, A. with tlieir -money and great talents (?) for yours. We ara Informed
by Uio C-brlsMIke Perklna tbat many
of the great business intereats "have
found It distinctly to their advantage
to eslahHsh Y. M. C. A. bntneheV aa
the employers "realize-that to get the
best results from theirmen they must
look after the social life of the workers." ,"If they (the workers) are left
to their own resources,In their leisure
time, they -will develop characteristics
that eventually will be sure* to impair
their efficiency," which simply means
that leisure time to -contemplate their
economic -condition is likely to make
them bear less patiently the yoke of
the masters. • N
It is easy to see the Y; M. C. A. is a
great idea when thus applied. ' It is of
a piece with "Company Clubs" organized Iby Corporations, usually after—
never ihefore^—some strike experience,
Both serve • the purpose of the red
herring dragged across the trail to
lead the, oncoming workers astray or
cause them to look In the wrong direc-
tlon for their- economic salvation. I
fare" clubs "or societieshave fooled dr
much retarded the thought of any' con-'
siderable force of employes, though,
by making good use of the -hypocrites
and fools among'a, body of employes
something like an arrest or progress
toward their due is secured by tho
So long as the 'capitalistic interests
hold to the delusion that by suoh
means as this the worker can.be effectually fooled, lt will have to be admitted the Y. M. C. A. is available for
all comers,- and any exploiter who,
after counting the,cost; of course, cannot put in his own "welfare" -plant, or
thinks his employes know him too well
to bite at it, may get the benefit of the
odor of sanctity about the Y. ,M. C. A„
which concern evidently stands ready-
to get his (business, and will see to it
-that, for a modest investment in a
building, etc.,- the workers aire appeased with -fair speeches and unctious
smiles" whileTweaitlT" is-piIM~up" for
the "Big Man" and an easy means of
life provided,, for ther "professional
good man."
Lloyd George  j
and the Land
prise the average working man.
If of the 400,000 Immigrants we figure that 180,000 are male workers, this
means that^jhe master class have 180,-
000 more male slaves to rob.
Tf we figures that the average
amount of robbery per year is $500 for'
each <3f the 180,000, very simple arithmetic will sho\v'"that the net profits
flowing to the master class from this
added army of slaves will be $90,000,-
000 per year. These may ibe staggering figures, but the robbery-by the
capitalist class is something enormous.
$9O,O00,O00/ added revenue per year,
capitalized at ten per cent, means
$900,000,000 increased value for the
owners of capital. The immigrants
coming to Canada each year furnish
enough surplus values.to create nine
hundred new millionaires-N   ..'
Carnegie ^declared-'that' a worker
added to the country-increased-value
of that country by $5,000. Looked -at
through Carnegie's eyes,- these 180,-
000 male workers add $900,000,000 to
owned by the "owners of capital." Carnegie and Cotton's agree.   -; .
You hear of the bounding prosperity
of -Canada, yet your wage3 cannot purchase what they used to two or three
years ago. You read of the prospority
of Ca'nada owing to the vast numbers
of new arrivals. You wonder how
Canada can be prosperous when prosperity does not come your way.
You see, you are enly a slave,
bought from day to day by the masters.   You produce and tbey consume.
'Lloyd George -has begun his great
land campaign.
He, ls pointing out the. tyranny the
landlords exercise over their tenants
and ovor the agricultural laborers.
ThlB Ib to be changed, The land ls
to be taken out of the control of the
landlord. Peasants holding will be encouraged, Rents will be regulated.
Tho disgrace of tho eighteenth century land laws will be wiped out.
(We are glad that tho land question
ln Britain is to be raised, but wo know
that tho capitalist class will be Ibene-
flttod as a whole by this agitation and
roform or Lloyd Georgo would, not
undertake lt.
The maRter class needs a reserve,
army of unemployed. If there wero
no unemployed, wages could be forced
up by tho working class,. The nmBtors
nood mon and womon who aro forced
to act as scabs when certain sections
of tho working class strike,
Owing to the hoggish natu'ro of tho
British landowners, tho .farm laborers
wero pnid 'beggarly wages. Tliey wero1
liouHod In dog kcnnolR with lonklng
roofs. Any- Improvements thoy might
put upon tlio housos thoy lived In wont
to tho landlord who raised tho ront in
-Towiih woro throttlod mid coopod
up. iTho limillonl wnntod the cream
of oxploltntlon.
Thoro nro Ihmo reasons why tlm
■capitalist cIiihb as n wholo want tho
land Bystom to bo oltoroil.
Fli'Ht, high rents, and tho drains of
tho landlords upon industry ciiuho.1
tho employing capitalist to got Iouh
profits, 'Tho worker fjol-s a living wngo
and that In all. Tlio rost ot tho wealth
ha produces kooh to tho capitalist
claaH. If tho llrltlflli landlords got a
couplo of huntlrml million dollurs a
yoar out of tliolr land ownership, and
this Inoomo can bo cut to ono hundred
million dollara, It follows that -tlio employing capitalist will havo a hundred
million dollnrfl tx yoar addod to tliolr
Incomo. Llowl floorgo says, "I will
hammer tho landlord tint, cut his rov.
cnuoB." "Hurrah," shout tho Gnul-
grands and tho industrial plutocracy.
Thoy len'tw that thoy will got mcro
Socond, tho oxactions of the landlords have been causing '.he Brltmh
agricultural worker to om'wuto to
Canada and Australia, At tne begin-
nlnji' of ihb movement, lbf pnijiliiylnj,'
capitalist was indifferent, Thoro worn
so many workors ottering thomsolvos
on tho labor market tbat tho emigration was not folt. Now, howovor, Iho
drain Is bolng folt. Tho Industrial rn-
ncrvo nwnv (Mint n-noMnn nf nliwnrtn''
at tho gates for tho jon-v of tliolr fellow slaves, la (being doploted. Tho mas-
tors know that In a few yonrs the demand for labor will oxcood tbe supply, -Thin will cause tho workors to
win strikes and forco wages up. For
this reason, then, the employing capitalist Is glnd to son flenrgi b-f-wln bin
laud campaign. Tbe Chancellor lot
slip an oxpratslon In one of hia speech-'
«* which show** this. He ildclared thu
British workers should bo kept at
homo Instead of having them emigrate
to the barren lands or Canada. The
capitalist papers on this sido at con,
took tho Chancellor to task for his tro-
mark.  Canadian capitalists want im- J^i'
The more slaves they have producing
for them, the richer they are. You
feel the Immigrant as a competitor for
your job forcing down the purchasing
value of your wages. Your -masters
feel the Immigrant as a new slave to
rob and as a new competitor for your
job he can make you work for less
real wages.
The Socialists sa"y that as long as
you are content to let the masters own
your means of life, your job, you will
be exploited. They point to the only
remedy possible. Let the .workers collectively own the "means they need to
produce and distribute wealth. This
can only be done hy capturing the supreme political power, so the collective ownership may be vested in the
collective working class. — Cotton's
Weekly. , -     ■ -
Rent ?
as mercury will surely destroy tlie
MM^oJLsniell_and_comnietei v_ae>'a" "■**
the whole system when enterinK*°lt
through the mucous surfaces. ' Such
articles should never bo used except on
prescriptions from reputable phvsi-
clans. as the damage they will do Is
ten fold to the good you can possibly
derive from them. Hall's Catarrh Cure,
manufactured by P. J. Cheney & Co.
loledo-O.. contains no mercury, and is
taken Internally, acting directly upon
the blood and mucous surfaces of the
system. In buying Hall's Catarrh Cure
be sure you got tho gemiine. It Is taken
Interna ly and made In Toledo, Ohio, by
P'oJii:!M!,,?y & P0' testimonials free.
Sold by druggists.   Price 7Bc por bot-
■ ,,Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation,
When you can own
your own home?
We have for sale
Lots in town and Lots
in subdivision in Coleman at all prices. We
can suit your .income.
Call and see us.
Realty Co.
Fire Insurance and
. .. /
Oliver Typewriters"
migrants to exploit and to form part
of the unemployed army also. They
were provoked when ..George called
Canada barren. It,might deter elaveB
ifrom coming here. Lloyd George receives loud applause from the British
labor skinners when he starts a campaign that will tend to keep British
slaves where British labor skinners
can ekln them.
Third, .Socialism ia growing strong
ln Britain. The -demand for the nationalization of the mines, land1, railways, and means of exploitation is rising insistently from tho exploited
working class. Unless something can
bo dono to stop the growth-of this
Idea, unless an opposing forco ln polities bo created, the Socialists will
win. i
Lloyd George as the most astute of
the politicians tho ruling class of Britain has produced, Is engaged In .producing this opposing force. Tho op-
posing forco Is to bo a numerous group
of peasant proprietors.
Tho capitalist politicians fool that
with tho Inndlords owning the,-Inntl
and tho Industrial capitalists owning
tho machinery of production and distribution thoro Is no lnrgod body iSf
votors who nrn InleroHtml In maintaining Uio Institution of pHvnto properly,
If, however, tho lnndod cstiito» can bo
split up Into "nml! lioldlium ownrwl liy
tho laboring IlrltlHh pennants, ll Is
hopod that thoso peasants will voto
for prlvnio owiici'bhlp a." ;if;ii!nnL national owiu'i-Kliip, -Tho big exploiting
ownui'H liopo to hide behind tlio votos
of Iho owning, linrd-workliiR peasant
proprietors about to bo created,
This nccounts fnr thn frantic acclaim tlm Chimcollor Is now gotllng
from many iiiiiUI-mllllonnlros, It nccounts for tho flimnriiil Hiipporl Iho
Liberal party goU from tho big labor
Socialism alms nt thn nbolltlon nf
tlio commodity uiituru of labor powor.
Wo sunk lo mnko tho working class
colloctlvo ownors, Goorgfl alms at Individual ownership of thn land. Wo
Hook to mnko tlio working class su-
promo ln Industry, Gnome alms nt
kooplng tho slaved in ulavory by thn
votos of Individualist, four-ncre-own*
ing peasants.
Wo, as n Socialist party, will keep
right, on oducnMng the worker to lira
ilave position In socloty and organ Iz-
Ir,,. V,!-n> -tn I-i run V 1i|« MiMn*     Wn m\\\\
lnavo Lloyd George to hi* work of bol-
tiering up xim roUim -CdpittUivt am*
l-Mn.—Cotton's Wookly.
For the flrcal yoar ending March
At mi, .I'.iWi, H\iL,ii.'ii uiiiniiiiAiiin Htmwi
In Canada.
Tho capitalist newspapers rojolco
over thoie anivnlx. Thoy «ay thoso
arrivals ndd wonlth and prosperity to
By Canada tho capitalist papers
mean tho capitalist class, ■
Thn capUalUt *!»»» have bewn ben-
oflted by theso arrivals, How much
Ihtiy hnvo boon bonrflM would ffur
rasis^^ .
Special Shipment
Arrives This Week
. \]m wook wo are stocking oui- utoro with tho Inmost ooiiKiiminent of
UiriHtmiw iM'intM, Niita.'ProaorveH, Puddings, Minco Mont olo. ovor handled, and
whilo pncoH um right, THE QUALITY 18 PAR KXCKLLENT.    Wo havo not
tho Hlighlost hesitation in saying thnt, wo havo tho host and linos! dried
tho town.   Cloiiii, .sound and wholosomo.
Shipment of Chivers' Old Country Xmas Puddings
for the bachelors  ancl those who do not care to make same.   Also
That tickle the taste with a toothsome twang
Crosse & Blackwell's Ground Sweet Almonds For Iceing and Paste
Tho linost assorted CANDIED PEEL, inmouod from tlio Old Country, dono
up ml lh. packagos. We uIho have this loose if yon wish to miicIiiiko in
small er <|uantitius. '
Dates, Fijrs, Nuts, all anuria 11v itrmnrfoH
, » .**■*-      *-    -      -9   99*99.
stock for Christmas trade
TM  famllf ttr—tt*  fer .Cwuht
,   tauif bottk.   «Mt
So croat has boon thoriomnml for OKANAGAN APPLES & POTATOES
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polled to ordor two moro ntroight curs.    This is tho finest fruit and vcirctabl
ovor brought Into Fornio.
Tho Oo-op'oratlv* Quality It tho Bett Always
Fernie Industrial & Provident Co-operative
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Directory of Fraternal
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•Me-its every. Wednesday
evening at 8 o'clock ln K. P.
Noble Grand, A. Prentice.
Secretary, J. B. Meiklejohn.
Meet -at Alello's Hall second and third Mondays In
each month.
John M. Woods, Secretary.
Fern-ie, Box' 657.
•Meet every Tuesday at 8
p.m. In their own Hall, Victoria Avenue.
C. C, G Barton.
JL of R. S., Chas. Buhrer.
iM. of F., Robt. Dudley.
Meet every  Monday" at 8
p.m. in K. of P. Hall.
Dictator, T. Uphill.
Secretary, W. P. Vance.
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The Color ado Mine
IgnorScL by Gapitailisjtj; Pre^s
Scsnes ,of the Clash Between Workers
and Hired ^Quards" Taken by a
Fearless Motion Picture Operator.
Office: Above Bleasdell's Drug Store
Phone 121
Residence: 21 Victoria Avenue
FERNIE        ....        B. C.
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary, etc'
Offices:  Eckstein Building,
Fernie, B.C.
F. C. Lawe
Fernie, B. C.
• By Richard Perin
.Hardly a'newspaper in New York
■has had anything to say ahout the
strike of the miners in the southern
coalfields of Colorado, unless It has
been to record some alleged outrage
by the strikers upon strike breakers.
:Not a word have they printed about
the machine -. guns mounted on the
•hills sunrrounding' the tent, colonies
where the miners took-refuge after
being evicted from their miserable
hovels by the mining companies.
■Not a word of the armored automo-
ibiles filled >vlth the professional thugs
of the notorious Baldwin-Feltz agency:
They have feared to mention the
■brutal attacks upon. the miners'
camps, when without provocation the
mine operators' hired murderers have
raked the camps with the bullets
from their gatlings fired at the rate
of 250 shots a -minute.
Not a single newspaper of the East
has revealed the fact that the Governor of Colorado, Elias M. Amnions,
who Is now screaming for federal
troops, is the 'brother-in-law of one of
the mine owners, James Mclaughlin,
nor that this same brother-in-law is
reputed to be the first to tm-port and
to use the murderous maohine guns.
■Why is It that we have not learned
the details off the civil war that' has
been raging In Colorado since September 23? .   *•
Have heard nothing of the fearful
brutality and cruelty practised1 upon
the miners and their families-, outrages upon them -that drove them to
fortify their camps, even-calling,upon
the women and little children to dig
intrenchments and to help build barricades?
Can this silence in any way be connected with the visit to Colorado of
L. UI. .Bowers, said to be the personal
representative of John D. Rockefeller?
Is it possible that pressure has'lbeen
brought to ibear on the -local press by
the -Standard Oil Com-pany, the own-*
ers of the Colorado Fuel and Iron
Company, the largest of the mines affected -by the strike?
That this Is probably true we have
on the authority of a man well posted
on the situation. He is not a Socialist,
nor a memher of a labor union. He is
none other than Edward Keatin*g, Congressional Representative 'from Colorado.    ■ ., -
■He is the author of a statement that
26 Broadway is responsible for all the
trouble, and he adds:
• "As'a State we seem to be una-ble
to. restrain the gentlemen of. 26
Broadway, and therefore we ■ appeal
to the nation for aid."
And again the Denver Express, in
its issue of October 20, described the
newspaper campaign of, vilification- of
the strikers and how thousands ot dollars are Ibeing spent by the^Rockefel-"
ler interests to prostitute the -press of
Colorado. ->       "■>   „'.    ..   ■
. Whole -pages and half pagesof Sun*-
day editions have been used to tell of
"outrages" perpetrated by-the miners.
Is it not, then, reasonable to" suppose.,
that the same money, or Influence at"
least, Js responsible for the silence.of
the press of this city? ' 1 .*■-
iBut the kept press should realize
that the day- -has passed when it can
keep news of this kind from the people of the- country at, large. There
are other agencies of publicity that
cannot he subsidized by the capitalist
And this does not refer alone to the
ever growing Socialist press. That, of
course, ls an enormous factor, but, as
yet its circulation is limited.   ,
There is another agency that penetrates in every hamlet in the country,
and not only that, -hut to nil the larger
cities of Europe as well. And the
story of the strike, with true pictures
of Its most striking incidents, -has gone
forth to the people of. the United
States and to the people of Europe.
When newspaper reporters were -be-
ihg withdrawn from the war zone in
Colorado, when the more courageous
of them, who persisted in remaining;'
were being hampered in their efforts
to get the news to their papers by the
denial of access to United States post
offices, there was one man-.who needed neither wires nor mails to tell the
true story.
The operator for Pathe's 'Weekly
was there, and around his neck,was
no collar with a string reaching to 26
Broadway. At the risk of his llfe^sev-
eral times he stood between the opposing forces of. miners an-d mine
guards and faithfully ground away
while the .bullets sang around him and
dealt out death and wounds to miners,
their wives and children and even unconcerned 'bystanders.
And his true story of the strike
has gone out on its errand of enlightenment, and it will be doubly, effective
for the reason that it cannot 'be denied.   It is a -mirror of, the truth.
Of course this pictorial history • of
the strike cannot explain its economic
causes nor adequately describe the
misery and suffering undergone by the
strikers. The camera cannot depict
hunger until its ravages are outwardly
But It can and has informed the
people of this country what conditions
now prevail in Colorado, due to the
greed of a few of our "best citizens,"
and if the call for federal troops
should be granted Iby a President
whose ideals are so high than -he can
not tolerate a Mexican despot, he may
find himself questioned from all quarters as'to -why-he permits the power
bf the United .State's to uphold in"this
country a despotism fully as cruel and'
despicable, as that of the wily Huerta.
. - The' road has been broken and. it
should now 'be easy, for the Socialist
pr.ess to enlighten the people as to the
causes of tho struggle and the reason
for the'- silence of the (bourgeois press.
■ It should, be easy,- to bring such
pressure to bear upon the Congressmen from the', various States that
■Representative , Keating's resolution
for a federal investigation shall not
be - smothered '-in >, committee, which
will be Its .fate if 2£ Broadway can
have "Its way. l;
• We have only to recail the tempest
aroused at the time-of the West Virginia investigation to,realize how the
same Interests will1 fight tooth arid
nail, fair and foul, to prevent the facts
from becoming known. But this time
the people have had the facts spread
'before their very eyes, and it only
remains for us to get the workers of
all sections, aroused to-do their full
duty toward their struggling brothers
of Colorado.
IThere Is one point that should not
be overlooked.
We have recently read much as to
the value of moving pictures In propagating the principles of Socialism, and
-in making known the facts of the class
struggle in this country. ■
■ Why would-It-,not be possible io
make some arrangement 'with the
moving picture manufacturers whereby such pictures as those of the Colorado strike might be 'bought for our
uste after they had served the purposes of the original owners? Indeed',
It 8eems,pr6bableth'at these manufacturers would be -willing; if asked tb do
so, to send their pictorial reporters to
the scene of any great strike or industrial disturbance, and thus £0 aid1 us
in breaking the'boycott on news relating to capitalist brutality and oppression.—The New York Call. ■
hereof-AUabor^orgamzation^and pro*?
h^bitsT thezomployer rto Vdi'scrliminate
against; any'employe kwno'.becomes a
member Lot a- feubor^ unlbi,-^. ?A.; sr[. ■
Did the min^.operators respect such'
a law? ADUt they, concede the bright "bf
the employe under, the'law of theUnJ
ited Mine .Workers "of -America? ": No/
They absolutely refused' to'' recognize
the union bf their employes and scorned to" hold a conference with the" representatives, of a labor organization,
regardless of the.fact that the law upholds'the right of the employ^ to identify himself with-a labor union. -     "
Did the governor of the State send
the -militia-to the southern coal-fields,
to uphold the sanctity,of this law? No.'
' The-law-provides that7the miners
shall be permitted'to, have a check
welghman,' but the mine'operators refused to respect this law, and the governor who prates'so.much ahout law
did not think it necessary to",call out
the State militia to compel'the mine
operators tb.observe the'laws-which
concede a check welghman and concede the right of ah employe to belong/to a labor organization and forbids discrimination against such an
employ^, ' -
The mine operators have defied the
laws and maintained armed guards to
trample the laws under foot, and to
those who openly defied the laws the
governor sent State troops to suppress
the efforts of the strikers, who are and
have been struggling to force the mine
operators to yield obedience to the
laws., Governor Ammons had an opportunity to prove to the -ueople of this
State that he had profound respect for
justice, but he fell down in the presence of those mighty mining magnates
who seem to be able to even awe and
dntianldate a governor who lacks the
spinal column to do his duty, even
though in the performance of duty he
is met with the frowning brow of "predatory, wealth."
The governor- of the State knows
that there has , been no lawa in the
southern coal fields of Colorado save
the mandate of the operators, and that
their dictum has -'been executed by a
irlvate army of-thugs.—(Miners,'Magazine.   . '   i ■
Ileal 0[n^^
X i;-,»3*v*,
■When the governor of the State of-
Colorado called out the State troops
and sent them Into the southern coal
fields he declared that his punpose in
calling out the armed force of this
State was to- establish law and order.
Let us investigate this declaration
of the governor and see if it will stand
the acid test of an analysis.' s,Who
were the violators of law .and who
were the disturbers of order? Were
the miners the law-breakers, or were
the operators the parties who had outraged the law which ' the governor
seems so anxious should- 'be revered?
The law of Colorado concedes the
right of,the -miner to become a mem-
■„ Earn $15 to $35 Weekly '- '"
NURSES la ever increasing and.Doctors -wdll" not - assume responsibility
•without a Trained- Nurse. The HOME
STUDY COURSE In-Nursing which
the' Rochester Nurses Institute gives
students appeals to thousands. Their
graduates command from $15.00 to
?35.O0 weekly." The Rochester Nurses'
Institute WIIL thoroughly train any one
(Prom 18 years to sixty, and give Diploma when Course ds completed*. Write,
today for Free Booklet.
;,   .GLADSTONE LOJCAL   , -«' ;
v /;_ '   . .V-.No. 2314"""'''" ^/v' ,
- Meet, firsthand third  Fridays,^
Miners'"-KaU. Fernie'; second and
fourth Fridays,: Club Hall, Coal.
, Creek.'-. Sick Benefit-attached.
,;--; ;-,/"• ;t. Uphill, Sea'
Fernie, B. C.v;     ..   •'■■, ,   .>
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\HOSMER LOCAL       *,"■"
-      No. 2497    -.;''   > f    -.
Meet- everyv Tuesday evening: Inthe Athletic Hall at' 7.30.    Sick
Benefit Society, in connection.7-'
W. Balderstone, See.
' Box 63, Hosmer, B. C.1    ',   .
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-■' - No. 2334"    '    .   ;,
Meet  every Sunday  afternoon
at 2' o'clock  in  Crahan'a  Hall.
* Sick Benefit Society attached,   ,   .
-     • . -   H. Elmer, Sea
,     PARK LOCAL,, .
No. 1387' •      '    '   ...
Meet evory Sunday.   Sick and
Accident Benefit Society attach-
' ed.
Michael Warren, Sec.
Canmore, Alta.
,    No. 1058
Meet second and fourth Sunday
in month. Sick and Benefit Society attached.       >
., J. Gorton, Sea-
No. 2227       V a
. Meet every alternate' Sunday at
2.30- p.m.   in   the   Opera   House,
'Coleman. , -,
:   •■*• J. Mitchell, Sec..
Box 105, Coleman.
No. 29 -
-Meet every Tuesday evening at
7lvo'clock in the Bankhead Hall.
Sick and, Accident Benefit Fund
Frank Whcdtley, Fin. Sec.
Bankhead, Alta. .'
No. 1189 , ,        - ',
Meet  every Sunday - afternoon
in" Miners' Hall, 2.30. " :     -■■,-.-., "
. i. Frank BarringhaTn, Se"C.
Box 112. Coalhurst P. O.
Meet eyery other'Sunday,'gen-,:
erally second and fourth; Sundays •:
in the.month.' •'■Ay 7,\,77:A ..
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. ^ passburg local::V
: C>-.-'■-', },^Nb;,2352 \V,-'.   .■''';
; Meet "'every' second .and' fourth
.Sunday-of each month;at 2 prm; "
in<Slovak*Hall, .'Sick Benefit-So- .
ciety attached.-'. \   ' •: y;"••.." - .„ *
Thos". G.,Harries,' Sec.]
Passburg','Alta."     "'"   'A 7y '   '.'
. \ •'   BURMI8L.OCAL"\    , ;*'
. •.,"•■'   ,--. ,  Nb.;949 »', : '
. Meet every'second and fourth'
. Suiiday of each'"month at 10 a.m.
. in School House, Burmis! No Sick
. Society. . ,"   v„   *•'•'..
'"'",' ,; -      Thos. G.-Harrles, Sec.'
Passburg,, Alta, •'••,'     .">'.'
\ * No. 2829
Meet every first and third Sun-
■ day of. each month at 10' a,m, In .
Union Hall, Maple Leaf. No Sick
. Society. -
: „ThoB. G. Harries, Sec.
Passburg, Alta, '>     ,
No. 431    •■•'
Meet every "Wednesday evening
at 7.30 in Miners'Hall, 12th Avenue North.
I* Moore, Sec.-Treas. -
No. 431'
' Meet every Sunday at' 2.30 p.m.'
In the Socialist Hall.        .
'< < James Burke, Sec.
Box 36, Bellevue, Alta.
,  No. 481,
Meet- every Sunday at 3 o'clock
John Lougtiran, Sec,
No. 2877
, Meet every second Sunday at 2
o'clock in. the "Club Hall. Sick
Benefit Society'attached.'
■_\ °    !   V   John-Jones,. Sec,
Corbin, B. C'
What you Have to Do
Save nil headings. Etich lending has a different number. To
tlio person Bonding in the highest total whon numbers nro added together, wc award first prize in ench camp; to tho person sending in
second highest, second prize and so on. To oxpluin: Thero will bo
some very high numbers, and it will be possible for u person with
two headings, if tho numbers are high enough, to beat the man with
two dozen headings. Thc prizes go to tho porson with the highest
total whon the numbers on their hoadingB.aro addod together.
DISTRIOT NO. 1—Including Fernie, Ooal Greek, Hosmer, Michel,
Oorbin. " '   ,
Candidate No. 14 ,,... 998856 Total
"        "   18   913189    "
"        "   17   537985    "
."        "   15 '.'.  530460    "
"     1   461496    "
"   19   443881    *'
"r 16 ; 407896    "    ,
"        "   10  ."  317326    "
"   21   -  220544    "
"        V   20   209567    "
,    "        "     3  199933    "    .
"     4  '  148679    "
"     9  116145    "
"     7  110482    "
"     8  106104    "
DISTRIOT NO, 2—Including Frank, HilloroBt, Bellevue, Maple Leaf,
Burmis, Paosburg, Beaver Mines, Taber, Pocahontas, Bankhead.
Candidate No. 12     724854 Total
"   13   400951    "
"     8   111798    "
"        "   11  '     90839   "
"        "    2      00370    "
DISTRICT NO. 3—Including Coloman, Carbondale and Blairmoro,
Candidate No, 22  116169 Total
"     5  ;     0C670   "
Read Conditions Carefully
You havo no timo to loso if you widh to secure'a prize. There
will bo lots of high numbers noxt week -and a few high numbers will
carry you by tho loading candidate Got'in—the prizes are worth
Send your headings in each week. If you have a bunch of headings, send 'om along (md we will give you a numbor and show you
how you stand.  It's not too late to start now—get busy.
The following prizes are for Contestants in Fernie, Coal Creek, Hosmer, Michel
, Corbin and to the west of Fernie
jjiZU Prize
Splendidly Trimmed Hat supplied by Mrs. TODD.
$25 Heater or Range
ffnmfflnil bv TTIYTCB-WOOD 00.
$12 Dressing Case
«pu.uu- i aa ul iJUUlb
Suppllod by MUIRHEAD & 00,
Two $10 Hampers
#10 Prize
The following prizes are for Coleman, Carbondale, Blairmore, Frank, Bellevue,
Maple Leaf, Hillcrest, Passburg, Burmis and East
CIJ10:'AA'   X^rt,mm*rt\tm     *l "K J-*, f tn J *-* <m. t *tt.Ot\     /\ M A 9* .-     «. M    i-t- m     C**t*.-«
yiww     a Uvyu      v v c40A*iiii^        t       y^y   U1UU    \JU C»**i*   ObQlC
Given by H. G. GOODEVE OO.
$10 Prize
auppiittu by * EAK& WIK& it id^UOJi U\).
$20.00 Suit
Given by J. H. NAYLOR, Bellevue.
Given by T. M. BURNETT, Bellevue.   *A
$16 Tea Set
oivpw t»v A  1 m m« npti pvitF    Min rnniiv
$15 Heater
Given by STEPHEN T. HUMBLE, Bellevue.
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"GREAT EXTENSION'        !    XA'X-
.',   ;?■   .; X,      OF MERRITT, MINES
-..Capita!   Subscribed, by   Big sEnglish
;\ yy.7   "7- -Syndicate'- -r^   ;;:•
■'- -rlM-enitt-haB this -week been visk&d.
,hy some very influential prosipeotoirs
and land owners and their stay-here
may have some' Important and cfar-
,; reaching effects on' our eity in the immediate future.,." '   ... . ,-.i
■ ■"-A. H. Sherman, proprietor of the
- Scotch Canadian canneries at the
-coast, ,In   partnership - with  W.   E.
'.Green, recentlyjbought the Raspberry
ranch, situated at Minnie "Lake, some
fifteen miles fronf Merritt; iThere are
•S.OOO'acreis Ita - this ranch, and these
/gentlemen are making .arrangements
- to t>uy yet more land. in. this district
and it is for thiB -purpose that they
have heen looking round our city this
.week. • ";    '•>,-..■
, -v They have-been accompanied too by
J. R. Bothwick, and have thoroughly
: explored the surrounding district in
their automobile. It is Mr. Bothwick's
first trip to the valley and he has become, mueh interested;   This gentle-
- m-an is one' of t^e largest land holders
•. In British Columhia, having holdings
ail over the' province. He spoke very
optimistically of the future of this district.
Mr. Sherman, with his partner, Mr.
Green, -purpose starting cattle ranch*
■ing'bh' a'jrery? large 'scale riexFspring.
Theyl have, very good meadow land bn
the, r*anch;arid- will-'keep ;'aftout.. 2,000
head of cattle. -The. hew. line of "railway , that is being cut!fgoes-near to
their district and.will be available for
shipping Uie large number of consignments of cattle they will he handling
on this vast ranch; ■■"-.   v     •   - *
iW. E...Green, has also another big
interest, here and this is yet more im-
•Iiortant to ' Merritt *. In conjunction
with one or two. other influential gentlemen 4. from Vancouver they. have
bought up some 2,000 acres of mining
land adjoining the Indian, reserve east
of the city, ,and they own the coal
mining rights underlying the reserve.
This land.-was formerly owned iby an
■old-timei; here, one Colonel Merritt,
after .whom our city is named'.'
On the 20th"instant Mr. Green!is
leaving for England, where a company
has (been formed and a large amount
of capital subscribed to open up there
mines. 'Directly after the hardest part
of the coming- winter is over Mr.
Green, will return and a start wiiMm-'
mediately be made-on these new coal
■mines.    '~ „ -'     .
Mr.. Green is one of the biggest
boosters'Nicola Valley has ever hadv
■While in: England it is his purpose to
get others interested' ln the development of -MeA-ltt and. some very prosperous times are ahead.—Merritt Record.    ,
Some Rem&rks on
cmizaMon Work
Established April 1899
Wholesale and Retail    TdbaCCOnist
Baths and Shoe Shine
Our Coffee is Gjod
Great Northern
Train going South leaves Fernie 9:53 a.m. daily
except Sunday, making direct connections at'Rex-
ford for the "West and witli the ORIENTAL LIMITED J2ast-bouiid;i*JrHE£^
west. '" ,   '.      .''-,'''
Train from the South arrives Fernie 7:30 ip.m.,
makes direct,connections at Rexford from East and
West. ,*■'"'.,,■• '   '.
Special round trip Canadian Holiday Fares to
Atlantic Sea Ports,in connection with Ocean tickets now in effect.      >,,   " ■
Fernie, B. 0.
Tho question ls a'skod. We
answered: "Look around you
and see,
Investigation Dlioloiee That
Real Eetate Prices Are Advancing. ..,'	
Aro you alive to tho situation? If you aro we can show
you a placo you can mako a
big profit on. .',
As compared to later on.
Just Now, Houses   Here
-   Dirt Cheap,
Mra. S, Jennings, Prop.
L, A, Mills, Manager
Excellent Cuisine — American and
European Plan ■— Electric Light —
Hot & Cold Water—Sample Rooms
Phones—Special Rates by the month
Boropein Plan Room Rates
00c and Upward*
American Plan Rates
$2,00 per Day
_. By A. W.,Ricker f
-When you have secured a new member of the party, you have'performed
the best work that a Socialist can do.
I do not undervalue anything else that
you do. Subscriptions to papers that
you have 'taken, the books that you
have given away or loaned, the money
-that you have contributed for various
-purposes—each of these were in their
•time and place imperatively necessary, and of great value, and yet I
say to you that wnen you 'brought
Into the local a new member, you rendered your most important service to
■the movement.
'. A member of the party becomes an
integral, part of a great machine which
runs without ceasing. The work that
we do as an individual -propagandist
is always moro or less spasmodic.
'Spurred by some well written appeal
or by some striking incident we go
out and -secure a list of subscribers for
a Socialist paper or we distribute
some leaflets or *books.c Our efforts
then cease and .perhaps for weeks we
do nothing. With the party organization it is different. If we do nothing
more than pay our dues, we have contributed more of real potency-to the
■movement than' all our spasmodic efforts combined. The dues.keep the
machinery going and our organized
army advancing. There may* be sags
here and there; there may be losses
and disappointments, in spots, hut the
organized army of Socialism ever advances.
Then, too, in the local, we learn how
to co-operate. We,learn to do team
The management of baseball and
football teams always employ an experienced -coach, for the purpose of
drilling the organization in team work..
The player learns to sacrifice his Individual "batting average"1 if, necessary to win the game for his team.
A small army well drilled can' defeat a large mob because in the mob
each inldivdual is working for himself
.while Jn' the'army many individuals
are co-ordinated. If you would make
the Socialist movement powerful in
your.locality, bring the individual Socialists into the local and move on the
rampart? of the enemy as an army,
not as a mob.
, The work of a local is the promotion of the Socialist movement in the
territory in which said local ls organ-
zed.. This may mean a city, a ward, a
town or -, township. All experience
proves that when a local sticks to this
(Its,legitimate task), and confines itself to consideration of the problems
of how to.build the organization by
adding new members, and to increase
the- size of the Socialist vote Iby effective propaganda, then it thrives.
When It permits itself to become a
school for the discussion of tactics and
a bureau for the settlement of the details -Qf. the co-operative commonwealth, then it ceases to thrive, Discussion of tactics will of necessity
come -before the local occasionally by
way of referendums. These should be
met 'by frank discussion to be closed
when the vote Is taken. Having disposed ofjhls,- the local should get back
to Its work of soliciting new members
and of planning and executing propaganda work.
In a few weeks more,' we will be in
the midst of an, almo3t nation-wide
municipal campaign. Perhaps it Is too
early to nominate candidates but it
is not too early to set the dates for
conventions, lay out plans of campaign and discuss ways and means. In
making December the special month
of organizing effort, consideration of
the coming campaigns may well have
a prominent place, in your program:
If yours is a city local, you should
begin to organize by.precincts for the
distribution of literature, and where
you have strength you should organize your precincts into sub-districts.
Then    plan    literature   distribution
Awakening of
Island Strikers
were the FIR8T PRIZE and the GOLD MEDAL
at tha Edmonton Exhibition awarded to
Because they are THE BEST ON THE MAR-
KET, that's why.
Buy them all the time at
•AM GRAHAM, Manager PHONI 41
Ledger Ads are Money Getters
Many and cruel have been. the
thrusts aimed by a.hypocritical press
against the strikers on Vancouver Island. 'Distortion of fact and general
-misrepresentation' of the incidents
connected with the,gallant fight going
on has been the evident object of such
organs of a dominant class. Further,
these "enemies of the toiler know that
the only chance for them to defeat the
striker is to mislead him by some
plan, no matter what such a plan may
'be, and, usually they adopt tactics to,
divide his ranks by persuading him
companies" will never^ebneede his demands, or that his union has not funds
to carry him through the struggle.
Every imaginable subterfuge has been
used to -balk the fight and induce the
striker to retreat from his position.
However, proud of the heroic fight put
up and of the magnanimous supply of
funds by his union, he stands with undaunted hope of an excellent chance
to win out. All the vicious passions
embodied in the power of tho state
have been let loose upon him and aa
seen ln the heelers and zealous office-
seekers of the same. Nothing can
surpass the courage manifested and
nought can convince him that there is
any reason extant that could be given
of loosening his grip for one moment
ln the fight for the recognition of the
union, Assuredly* no moro heroic
Htand for justice has over been -previously witnessed on this Island,. Denied the right of citizenship in his
home city, shadowed at every turn by
the legions of law and order, hustled
to prison upon the most trivial matter,'
-restricted from free public speech,
scrutinized at boat and train, accosted on the -way to one's home and often
arrested .-because the answer given to
some -question asked did not satisfy;
these are some of tlio more simple
forms of provocating conditions the
miners have been mado to suffer these
many months at the hands of a government who dares to talk nt'othor
times so glibly, of British Justice and
fair play. The present struggle conducted ln tho Interest of tlio common
peo,]>lo has provod the grandest forco
of education tlint ovor dawned on this
Island; it hns taught In no uncertain
•manner tlio Impracticability of relationship between tho worker and tho
robbor barons of tho dominant cIadbob
nt present ln power. Tho worker is
amply satisfied with the progress
mnde, in splto of the combined effort
of nil tho forces of the government,
conl combines, subsidized proBs nnd
potty biiRlncHS interests arrayed
ngnlnst him. Iio fools nulla crtnfldnnt
of hln nblllty to ovontimlly win out,
rrho field of Imttlo has broadened ns
tho strugfflo hns proceeded, and Is
now conducted not only as nn Indus-
trial battlo but nn n political ono. Tho
Blato finds IU political -proBtlgo much
Joopnrdlsio.l duo, no doubt, to the despotic tyranny displayed and la now
aeoklng strenuouflly to deliver Itself
from tho ontiuiKlomont Into which It
lina fallon,
Reaction hrs now set tn with Its
mellowing Influence In tho Interest of
tho awnrty foil tor lad, The vision of
nn appronchln-sr victory I* loomln* up
In tho near future, and this moans Justice and r«conn!Mon of our union. Why
should we ho called upon to wait lower for tho conc-saalon of auch a right?
And why should any company ho on'
courngod In Us refusal of such a con
Certainly the battle rnuat be fouaht
now until victory Is talnwd tinil *h*
man who anticipate* detent ia a trait-1
.-j- lit lila A.-'n--,. Ih'ii'uvtii; w aih)j
thought occupies the union man's
mind; ho Is alwavs wlae ennuith to
know that the shortcut -distance between two points la a straight line,
tind  thnt thn shortest (Untanoi-i ho-
nl*»te vfrtnrv la sollrfarlfy In tho.fl'ht.
Movp-t fnprt'ori iitt. natural wealth
fnnrMeng rut, evopoi iu It *Hn-*« am-
«nMat«id with !«hnr. th-»n wbn ah"!'
«l**f« sav that l»bor ahon'd nnf h» ton-
rati*,) Itn rhn're ot mrolnrtit*"* m a
fi*»r»«. tr, \\m d-*a1 \n th* form of ***•
l*ritrt/,,*lt*n rf i iin'rtn ttn-*r*i»» »'.,i«tt
tt)t*ru hn m*<r «l.»m*»«4 to*** n+nt<*****".
f***n ytiifo r*olol V '*#>•'»• in *nn**h
iiw«. i-l», ii|(i<» t»\*»>(f,f,n*n'Ti f,l ■>!»»
r'tinml. ,r\ ft*-* ^Intwrnift 9ts9nt* t\-*9>'t*9i
f,t w>,l«)) ll tmt,**r *!• *»*«|i-»*** •!>•• ■••«-».
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99,9,9*9* tmtt. Imtl4tl\.l*t**ltl •*•,-*.•-»># 9* 9 ■» 91
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9-,. -.** ~.*9.   «*   \,9   *99.tnt.*h    +f.9r9t,*t-JI   *ff   -.I,**1'
«t>«   *«lV*.«   •*•«»*.>.*<»«   ,,#   •Vlr    Irmtl'—**'***
has remained callously indifferent to
fen«i"?tlep''.5?d in some ^stances
found to be aiding and abetting the oppression. No wonder the worker finds
room to blame that -portion of the
Church which condones the assistance
of the'rich against the poor, the proud
and powerful against the lowly; the
oppressor against the oppressed. "If
this Is Christianity," retorts the union
man, ''well, 'I don't want any of it'"
Extenuating circumstances in the history of all struggles for better condi-
tions have resulted in discourteous
.  ,   -»*"/iaiJuus-oi:~iaw_on"
the part of the victims of such strug-
gles. However, no such Incidents ever
proved that the objects sought" were
not just and righteous. As an instance take the Lollard risings, which
resulted in the death of many of its
noblest-participants, also the efforts
and rising of -the people-In the United
States against slavery.1 The objects
sought in both instances were good'.
Nothing should deter any institution
?rnri''T,eCia!!5r ?.at of" the Cl^ch,
from doing Its duty In any crisis so
long as the object Is a righteous one.
which will not be spasmodic but regular. -Among the locals that are doing
this successfully we instance Pittsburg, Kansas.- In that city the comrades are buying 5,000 leaflets every
two weeks and are making continuous
and systematic distribution into the
houses of the people. Perhaps this
work is not as interesting as discussing tactics fcut it is "acting tactics"
that will 'bring effective organization
and success at the polls.
The enemies of organized labor have
come out in the open since the union
began to furnish relief through their
own stores. In other words, some pretended friends have taken off their
masks and are revealed in their true
light. It was men of this type who
started the, report that thirty Finns
had gone scabbing. The wish was father of the statement. It was conceived in desperation and brought
forth In falsehood.
We would ask these gentlemen (?, If
union men have not a right to spend
their, money in the manner that will
bring largest returns? i
, Nobody stays In- the copper country
for their health. Business men are in
the game for the money there is in it.
We propose to save what has been going to them In profits. We are going
to practise economy. We will wait on
ourselves instead of paying them to
do it.
As a result many business men will
understand what it means to lose thoir
job. They could sympathize with the
workers if they were not too angry.
If they were intelligent they would
go afteT the direct cause of their trouble and ours, but instead they act like
a dog snapping at a stick instead-of
the hand that wielded lt.
iWe should not be a bit surprised to
see these fellow's "pul! off" something
in their desperation. . If workingmen
showed the same disposition the State
would not back up the employer so
far as it' does.    ,    .
It was the business men of the Cripple Creek district who precipitated the
riots there, destroying the Federation
stores, for which the State of Colorado later paid $60,000.,
It is highly probable that the workers have learned something since. The
State is a slow paymaster when workingmen are their creditors. We have
heard a" great deal during this strike
about the protection of "life and property," with the accent on the property. The miners have respected the
property of others. They will defend
their own.—Miners' Bulletin, Hancock.
cereal concerns in the country and the
action Is significant, as more than 50,-
O0O.OU0 of packages are distributed annually.
- "The action in thus endorsing the
union label is especially interesting in
view of the extreme antagonism which
exists against organized labor by the
Post company, which is also located in
Battle Creek.
Union Hater Post has made strenuous advertising campaigns againBt organized labor through editorials in the
capitalist press throughout the country. He has on one occasion endeavored to institute an organization of his
own among his employes, which lasted 'but a short time.
"The action of the Kellogg company
will undoubtedly put a crimp in Post's
business, as organized labor will come
to-the aid of the union concern, and
patronize union-made products.
"Post has made every endeavor to
make Battle Creek an open town, but
this move on the part of the Kellogg
I concern will 'kill Post's hobby,"
The membership of organized labor
should certainly give their support to
a company that has recognized union-
Ism by using the label on their products and using union labor in the
production of such products.
Organized labor cannot expect anything from Post of Battle Creek, Michigan, save calumny and slander, and
furthermore, no real union man or
woman will purchase the cereals manufactured by Post, who know anvthing
of the record of "Gripe Nuts."—Miners
The following clipping has been
sent us taken from the columns of the
Milwaukee Leader of October 21st:
 <-<'Dn*mA -fl—~*l.—\rt-, *-**._. rt.~ . j^  =
—i«™,ro-vji coiv—«ii*uu^~ ueirai;—Aira
conference "of -the 15 sales agents of
the Kellog Toasted Corn Flakes Company, Battle Creek,' (Mich., representing, every section of the United. States,
Monday, it was unanimously voted
that the union label should appear on
every package of the food made by
the concern.
"The question was - discussed. at
length by the agents and at the close
of the discussion,, and following the
vote, the management announced that
it had decided some tlmo ago to manufacture its own cartons and that each
will bear the union label and be made
by union labor.
■ "The company is one of the largest
By an overwhelming majority the
members of our organization voted,in
favor of continuing (i the payment of
the 50-cent assessment in support of
the strikers in Colorado and British
The action of the rank and file does
not need and comment It is another
demonstration of the splendid spirit
of solidarity of which our members
have given so many proofs in- the
past;', it is a (manifestation of confidence in the present administration
and a complete endorsement of its
policy. Our 'members are willing to
empty their pockets because' they
want to see our strikes won and because they know that their money will
be spent In the right direction.
Men, women and children of Colorado and 'British -Columbia have a right
to rejoice over the action of their brothers, who, poor as they are, do not
hesitate a moment to offer their substantial assistance. They have a right
to be proud—even among their suffering and hardships—to belong to an organization that knows how to fight
successfully the oppressors, how to
take good care of the oppressed.
Be blessed our miners who in their
daily dangers, in their humble poverty, never fail to reveal the Christian
spirit of brotherhood, and, according
to the occasion, -be a disaster or an industrial struggle, are always ready to
sacrifice their 'lives or divide their
thin loaf of bread; *
From the .slopes - of the Colorado
mountains, from the shores of the
Canadian Pacific, where innocent people are suffering undeserved privations, arises today a voice of sincere
gratitude,, and tho faithful -hymn 'In
honor of our union, STRONG AS THE
W. of A. Journal.
Supreme Justices of New Jersey Re-
verse Decision of Paterson Authorities on Haywood, Tresca, Lessi3—
Can't Find Evidence—Recordeh Carroll Scored for Unwarranted Action
in Sentencing Agitators on Flimsy
Charges During Big Silk Strike.
-' 1
TRENTON, N. J., Not. 24.—The
conviction of William D. Haywood,
Carlo Tresca and Adolph Lessig, the
I. W. W. agitators, was set aside by
the Supreme Court today in an opinion delivered by Justice Bergen.
•Haywood, Lessig and Tresca were
the three strike leaders whose actions
were said to have incited 22,000 eilk
strikers of Paterson to riot last winter.
They were convicted by the 'Passaic County Court of Common Pleas
and sentenced to serve six months in
the county jaid upon an indictment
charging them with being disorderly1
In his opinion, Justice Bergen holds
that the mere fact that a person
walking along a public street in a
peaceable and quiet manner is followed by a crowd of people is not sufficient to justify his conviction of being a
disorderly- person upon the ground that
he obstructed and interfered with other persons lawfully upon the street
Against .Haywood, it was charged
he obstructed persons upon Haledon
avenue in' Paterson sufficiently to
have him adjudged a disorderly person. He was sentenced to six months
in the .county jail and an appeal was
taken to the Supreme Court.
Chief Justice Bergen said that not
one particle of testimony had been
read in court to warrant the conviction of these strike agitators. He
severely scored Recorder Carroll, of
Paterson, for his unwarranted action
in the case of Tresca, -who had been
sentenced to serve one year in the
county jail.
Haywood and Lessig, it will be remembered, wero convu-ted and sentenced for being "disordeily persons."
The charge was based upon tliolr con-,
duct in leading strikers to Haledon,
which is outside the boundaries of
Paterson, when the police interfered
with their meetings inside the Paterson limits.
Haywood was'arrested just on the
border line which separates Paterson
from Haledon, which is a Socialist
municipality. The crowd, it was alleged, was extremely disorderly and
interfered with traffic on the public
highway. A charge of unlawful assemblage raised against these two was
dismissed by Supreme Court Justice
Minturn of the Passaic County Division for want of evidence.
The conviction of Tresca was based
upon a charge that he Jed a disorderly
crowd to commit Illegal acts on the
property  of  one  of  Paterson's  dye«
houses, allied with the silk industry.
tie  family  remedy   for   Ccrcl'.j
Shiloh rptts fj  little   or.d iatn
and Col-di
—> mucbi'
Mr. J. CartMge
Teacher of Piano
and Organ
Specialist in Tuning
& Pianola Works
Apply for terms to
BOX 538
or House No. 21, Wood St.
of Christmas Cheer
aMSFirHiSirfi110 ienmnd of t. p-fttro •s in,thc ohoic° °f Li(i,iid H°,i(,fly ch°^ ™ ^c "^n putting uP
slEn?^ Oases coiitonnng six select assortments of1 ]Iigh Grade Hoods in plain pneknges for
f^Y^tm^Z^^'   0nl01? f01'.XT ?™ d^?ry must bo in the evening of the 22nd inst!  Orders for
yoi rs eaV ^^      "P ™g ™'   M °nlor8 f,llcd '" rota,i{on aS fccoivci1' 80 filc
Hamper No. 1.   Price $3X0
(Weight 30 Ibi.)
1 Worry 1 Santorno
1 Mai'Rolla Wine ] Bordeaux Claret
1 Canadian %o 1 Fine Old Port
" Bottles
Hamper No. 2.   Price $4X0
(Weight 30 lbs.)
Goad on Brandy
Canadian live
Special Koh Scotch
Old  Port
0 Bottles
Hamper No. 3.  Price $5.00
(Wilght 50 Ibi.)
2 Old Port 1
2 French Claret        ■   l
0 Boer (Domestic)
Old Sherry
John Loo Scotch
12 Bottles
Hamper No. 4.   Price $6.50
(Weight 60 Ibi.)
2 Canadian Bye
1 Coadon Brandy
:i Old Port,
1 .Jamaica Burr,
2 Bordeaux Claret
2 Old Sherry
I <Md Mellow Scotch
12 Bottles
Hamper No. 5.   Price $7.00
(Weight 40 Ibi.)
.Special .Scotch
Canadian Ityo
tj Alo or Stout
Special Brandy
Jamaica Bum
in  it  i,i
Hamper No. 6.  Price $12.00
(Weight 60 Ibi.) ,<
pt.rt, Oiiitiiipaglio
i|iM. Cuimuian iCyu
.Tuinaiea Bum
Sautnrno N. .T,
pi, Beneitictine
i om Gin
lOyrohl Liqueur Scotch
I (ton/jilez Sherry
1 Legrande Brandy
12 Bottles
Pr'S,?.8* ***;?• ,!ro'I,,2•     Ca8h mu8t accompany all orders.      Spocial Attention
to Out-of-Town Ordors. Prlcos on Spocial Hampers ffivon on appllSStiSn
Our Calendar de Luxe will be enclosed with every hamper
Pollock Wine Co., Ltd. Fernie, B.C.
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Published every Saturday morning at its. off ice,
.Pellatt.Avenue, Fernie, B. C,    Subscription $1.00
per year in advance.    An excellent advertising
medium.   Largest circulation in the District.   Ad-
vertising rates on application.  Up-to-date facilities
for the execution of all. kinds of book, job and
color work.   Mail orders receive special attention
Address all communications to the District Ledger.
F. H. NEWNHAM, Editor-Manager
Telephone No. 48      Post Office Box No. 380
Some few months ago, we culled attention to the
prevalence of caves at Goal Creek, and tliat our remarks were justified is amply proved by the'recurring fatalities resulting from falls of roof. Now
it would be obviously unfair to -attach the whole
onus or blame upon the company, who, like other
commercial concerns, are in business to make profit for tlieir shareholders. The Coal Co. are not responsible for the present conditions of society that
permit the commercializing of coal mines, arid it is
but a coincidence that the manager's name may be
Brown or White, and the superintendent's name
Black or Gray. These, remarks are not intended as
an attack upon individuals. ■ They are, however, directed at the system which permits such conditions
to prevail."
, The fact that dangers exist and that the management know of their existence must always c'all for
extraordinary precautions from those in charge,
and it is no consolation to know that Nature is met
in the coal areas of this Pass in, her'most petulant
mood if eyciry precaution is not taken to safeguard
-..against catastrophe. Those iu charge claim an extensive knowledge of the physical conditions prevailing in this coal area, and claim that in many
cases these conditions are abnorraal and peculiar to
this part of the country. Therefore they must assume the responsibility of knowing, and should use
this knowledge to safeguard first of all the lives of
their employes; profits must be a secondary consideration. '
The man-digging for coal is up against the difficult proposition of digging to live; ho must get coal
—if— »e-VY'ould~earn"wages™aud~upon~hi)5~eiiorts—de*7
_ pend, in most eases, the support of a Avife and fam-
' iiy.   Ail through the day, in one form or another,
he faces .death or disaster, in going into the mine
or in coming out.  If in his anxiety to earn comforts
for those dependent upon him, or through the dim
and uncertain ligh't>of his pit lamp,-he selects a timber (possibly the only one- there) and that timbor
happens to bo dry or smaller than the size stipulated by the management's regulations, then he may
be adjudged guilty of negligence.   And because he
endangers the lives of his, fellow workmen, he is
guilty—to a degree,
A practical miner in most cases, however, knows
when the, roof is safe, the law of self preservation
will guide him ih this direction, while the fact that
poor timbering will be condemned and causo him a
pecuniary loss is additional incentive for efficiency.
A little history on some of the decisions recently
hande'd tho minors of this district will not bo out of
place. Quito recently, a yardago dispute at Coal
Creek and Michel was settled by an independent
chairman, a man whoso knowledge of mining could
not, under any circumstances, be practical.   The
Coal-Co. had been paying certain prices for narrow
work iu levels, etc., but these places were widened
and as-a'..consequence'a claim was made for a reduction in the price per ton. The Coal Co. had their
way; they got thc price reduced. This,means a loss
to the contract Workers at Coal Creek and Michel
of thousands of dollars per annum. ,
At last Wednesday's inquest, the general manag-
er called attention to the tremendous movements
or "bumps" that are frequently taking; place in
the interior of the mountains at Coal Creek, and
attributed these to the enormous pressure exerted
upon _ the pent up physical forces, namely, water,
gas, etc. It was stated that the approximate pressure of the mountain over the spot where the accident'happened last Friday would be 1,000 lbs. per
square inch. Such being the case, the first question
'that occurs to both the lay and practical mind is:
Has adequate provision been'made to sustain this
enormous pressure? "When the~ company widen
Iheir level or roadways, do they provide for the
same in the shape of additional timbering? "We do
not state that provision has not, beeu made, and
that this fact may be,appreciated thoroughly by
their engineering department.
They may claim that they have done so by introducing heavier timbers, but if it requires four men
to erect one set of bridge timbers, as,tlie evidence
proved last "Wednesday evening, what will be the
logical consequence if there are only two men and
these two men are unable to handle the heavy timbers which, tliis increased area and corresponding
pressure call for? The evidence showed that there
had been one set of bridge timbers erected, and
that to do this it required four men. Therefore it
would have required four men to erect another set,
but only two men had been working in the place on
the previous shift. , "We must leave it to every sane
individual, whether connected with the coal mining
industry or not, to form his own conclusions. Numerous mistakes have, been made by the managements that have been in charge'at Coal Creek. The
present management may elaim'that this was due
to lack of knowledge on the part of their predecessors, and no doubt the latter had the same defence.
But be this as it may, what has occurred in the past
will occur again. New management may condemn
the previous regime, and call for additional safeguards or different methods. Men are not infallible; neither are managers; mistakes have happened, are happening, and will happen just so long as
men have to assail Nature and extract her resources either from beneath the mountains or'the bowels
of the earth.
Still another little bit of history which deals exclusively with the timbering question. The Bellevue miners recently experienced a cut in the price
of timber sets of from two and a half-dollars to one
dollar.   This also was1 awarded them (or the com-
innriv.^ 1\iil_q Yi/iiii wiI—aIio-iimyi av» Tf tnQQ-nvAirnil o+_
-^fiwHj -j—wj—iw—ilvuv. i* j.— *jm.njul±. i j in***-*-—j. v-r^r c*0" \JL\j\ \s\.l—m~
this particular inquiry that it took two men eight
hours to erect a set of timbers.,, Now if an accident
should happen as a result of careless timbering at
Bellevue, the miner will be tq blame? Why, of
course. And if it were proved.that'the company,
by widening the levels at Ooal Creek and Michel
to get the coal extracted cheaper, .had hot taken
full cognizance of tlie additional support required
,for room, and there happened to be a cave, then the
 :— wi»uld be to blame?   Of course.
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This week wc have sent out to compel itors the
number by wliich they can,tell how they stan'd.
Every one (except employees) is oligihlo and we
shall havo lots more prizes to announce boforo the
competition closes on December 19. Don't.forget
the grand concert in Fernie on December 22, in tho
Miners' Hall. If you want to assist, drop us a line.
All proceeds go to Uio children of Island strikers.
See what Hosmer has done and'lot Fernie do the
\ MlWBerthafPearson is back-in,-the
city looking up old friends.
Be on-hand in the Waldorf next Sunday at ,3.30, you-hockey fans. \
.-Don't* forget that hockey meeting in
.the Waldorf-Hotel- on'! Sunday. - - -.■='
,T. B.George;manager of the Union
Bank in Blairmore, Fred Penison and
■W'J. McGowan were hus'nc?s visitors
in] ihe city'on Wednesday.-
•'•- The regular annual meeting of the
Ladies' Benevolent Society will be
held at the home of Mrs. Dack, on
Thursday, Dec. 11th, at 3.30.
Owing* -to chicken pox having" attacked their home. Mr. a id Mrs. Sner
v ood Herchmer have postponed their
fancy dress *all until Thursday, December 11th.
' Mr. J. Roberts, whose work in connection with the local .Churches was
so well known and appreciated, left
for Prince Rupert o-n Tuesday, where
y,he has accepted a position with the
G. T. P.
Miss Lily iMacleod is contemplating
spending the'winter months in Victoria. Judging by the other seasons,
the Fernie winter must certainly be
an ordeal and that we might'conveniently transport our person is our earnest wish.
M'iss Cogland, of the Trites-Wood
Co., is leaving Fernie after Christinas
•to take up,her former vocation,!having accepted a position on the s'aff
ef the Coleman Sclvoo1. Hor many
friends in town will be sorry'to see
her leave.
All residents of Fernie should take
particular note of their house numbers, and when ordering goods should
men'tion that number. By so doing,
they will expedite delivery of the order, and also-' be of considerable as*-
sistance to the teamster.
• The ladies of the Fernie Methodist
Church are holding a big anniversary
dinner in the basement of the Church
on Tuesday, Dec. 2nd,,from"6 to 3.
Only the best -will be provided, and
guests who anticipate something really good- will not be disappointed, judging from' the menu, while the price is
only 50 cents.
., Mr. J., E." Newton, of the Imperial
Bank-staff here,' has'just received notification of his promotion to the position of ledger keeper in the Oranbrook
branch of the bank, for which point he
leaves today. Mr. Newton has our
congratulations and our wishes for
still better success in the near'future.
• We would call the attention of our
readers to the advertisements carried
by- the 4-1 iMarket Co. and the Pollock
Wine Co. We have Intended to give a
review of these concerns—-two of Fer-
nie's ■ leading . business houses—but
space being at a premium, we have
been reluctantly obliged to hold it
over until next week.
' The-, services on. Sunday-.'N-bv/V
will be of special interest. - The occaJ
sion will bet-he fourth'anniversary of"
the .building'* of'the new-Church Rev
J. Philp; .formerly of London, Ont., and
at present supplying: a .--"vacancy at
Coal Creek,, will be the'preacher of
the day,. (Mr. Philp Is-widely known
in the Bastas apreacher and lecturer
his accounts of travels -in' Egypt and
Palestine being particularly-popular.
1 hose, who take advantage of this opportunity to hear Mr. Philp will be
convinced that this' Church-stands for
the best life of the community. - >
. • Special -music will be rendered by
the ohoir.-■       - * , -4
', The anniversary, dinner on'the Tuesday following..(Dec. 2) promises to
be a grand success. Those wanting
the -best fifty cent meal in -town with
home cooking thrown in will do well
■to patronize'this popular social event.
, At the regular meeting of the above
lield on Monday, Nov. 2-1; a -paper was
given by Mr; Robert Healer on "Poverty -and its causes." The paper was a
very excellent one and a lively discussion ensued. AVhile the number present-was small, the discussion, did not
lack enthusiasm and it is- urgently requested that more attend. Do not fail
to watch the press for intimations and
make it your business to be present
and toy so doing you will have a most
profitable tlmo.
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IcUBISiaiiM ~yS'S\
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. A magnificent 3-reel1 feature, treating of ancient Rome and the Romans,
is to be' presented at th^ Isis on Monday. Victorian Sardou^ the famous
dramatist, has utilized a revolt of the
people of Rome, some 1400 years'ago,
■against -Wie tyranny and oppressive
measures adopted by Justinian, Byzantine emperor and creator of a great legal code, and against his actress wife
Theodora,, who exercised tremendous
'irif'Iuehce^dufing~th^Te*^^ror's reign"
The motive Is, therefore, modern,, for'
we are still, in revolt against oppressive measures and those who frame
It is a good indication of the healthy
state of ,the store's' business .that the
management has been compelled'to
order two more straight cars of Okanagan apples and potatoes. It is-but
two weeks, since they unshipped a car
of these luscious apples, and bo great
has -been the demand that it may, be
necessary to augment the -present oV-
der, before the Christmas trade can
be supplied.' 'This fruit is absolutely
the choicest and soundest -grown in'
Canada, and is equally adapted for
both tnblo and preserving.
On Wednesday tho above band nro
giving n grnnd vocnl and instrumental
concert, at Conl Creek; proceeds to bo
(lovotoil townrdn ilefrnvlnsr oxnensna
ln connection < with itho InBtTUittents,
otc„ and It is to bo hoped that tho
■band, which, by the way, is composed
entirely of English-speaking mon, most
of whom -nre mine workers, Will lmvo
tho support that, thoy deserve,
The bazaar under the auspices of
the Ladies' Guild of Christ Church, to
be held in the basement of the Church,
on Friday and Saturday, the 5th ,and
6th, promises to be quite an event.
■The fanoy work table embraces almost every'different kind of handicraft, including, cross, stitch, French
and eyelet embroidery, bedroom slip-
ipers, tea cosys, sofa cushions, towels
with different designs, punched brass
trays, tie and pipe racks, and last but
not least kitchen aprons,' of all sizes
and 'descriptions; in" fact, everything
one,could desire. ,      ,
' The .delicatessen table needs no
mention, but a special effort has -been
taken -to make this table very attractive.  -
The tea room has been given a great
deal of attention. The whole color
scheme has'been carried out in true
Japanese style, the decorations -being
cherry blossoms, blue and white Japanese tea cloths and china to -be used
on ,-the tables. Tea and coffee will be
served , both  afternoon and  evening.
A musical program has been arranged for both evenings.
/ A. X,uknovich, convioted ' of raising
aj- cheque of the Elk Lumber Co. last
W§ek, was sentenced to four, years in
an industrial school.
' David Sharp, tlie hold-up artist, is
still awaiting trial on a charge of •high-
-way robbery.
G. Renovich was fined ?8,00 and
costs for vagrancy.
' J. T. Mamsfield and C. F. Carlson are
both in receipt- of 30 days under the
Railway Act for entering a bonded C.
P. R. car.       ■ -
J. Carroll, a confirmed'vag„ will.be
unable to resume his profession -for
the next five months, owing to the annoying habit the police have of taking
exception to it. " -'
The Nelson News has the following':
-FER/NIE, B. C, Nov. 12.—Sergeant
Harry T. Amberman has resigned his
position 'In the police force, to take
place on Nov. 30. He arrived in Fernie ln May, 1910, and' was employed inthe fire department, under Chief
Coppy, Smart. He remained with the
department for a year and resigned
on account of the reduction In salary.
He was' then employed as constable
in the provincial -police department,
under Chief Constable Mlnty, and stationed at New Michel, He resigned
that position and accepted a position
as 'ConstabJo on the Fernie force, serving under Chief Richard Bowen and
Chief -Hall, and was made sergeant.
Chief Hall recommended that he he
appointed chief on his resignation, but
Chief -Brown was accepted. Ho Intends returning to visit his parents
at his former home at Granville Ferry,
Nova Scotia, where he ■ will remain
■two or three months, and will prob-
nibly roturn to nccopt a good position
which hns boon offered him.
• No Operators Named    ■: -~
While the operators have been objecting--to, rejecting -and" accepting
men, offered by the miners,- they (have
scrupulously refrained' from giving out
the men the^ themselves will name for
the conference committee. -''-'
It is supposed, however, that'it will
be the same old "Big rnree," wno taite
their orders direct from 26 Broadway:
Jesse;W-elborn,'of the C. F." & I.; John
Osgood, of the Vlctor:American; and
Dave Brown, of the Rocky Mountain
Fuel company.
Neither Governor Amnions nor,Secretary of Labor Wllson'will take -part
in, the. conference unless' expressly
Invited by the conferees. Both -will
toe at hand in' case they are called on.'
Wilson  and Governor'Hope
It is the hope, both of the governor
and Secretary Wilson, that the three
-plain diggers of coal« named by the
miners will ibe able to get oh common
ground with their* masters where the
arrogance of the operators makes this
Impassible with the men they hate so
bitterly—the union officials.
Secretary Wilson', who left Governor Amnions' office Monday only when
the third miner had been selected, is
hopeful that there will be- a settle*
"I see no reason why the two sides
should not get-together if they both
will drop hatred and prejudice," .he
said.' "And surely getting together is
all that Is neeVled. s.\'
"After all, the "diggers of coal are
partners with those -Avho supply the
capital for the digging of the coal in
the actual production of tbe coal.
', "Capital cannot produce coal without labor. -Why should not labor (have
a voice in how. the coal shall be produced? And, of course, the. only effective voice labor can have is a collective voice."
Officials Here
John P. White, -president, and Will
Green, secretary-treasurer, of the United Mine -Workers, still.are ln,Denver, so that all the officials of the international, are on the ground. Green
arrived Sunday.-
.While' White, Green and the oMier
officials are chafing at the long delay
In the holding of the conference and
the obstacles the operators have
thrown in the way of -settlement, they
have nothing to say about the present
'situation, beyond that they hope a -settlement will be forthcoming.,
A mass meeting of miners will be
held in Walsenburg -Monday afternoon in protest against, any settlement
of the strike which does not ihvolve
recognition of the union.
Best Always        -*, g;
Pictures  Changed  Daily'■'* s'
|    Coming Wed; Dec. 17
"Tlie Battle
of Waterloo"
4 Reels '-
King of War Pictures .   •<
lnight only-special matinee
Admission - Children 15c -Adults 25c
To accomodate out of town patrons
M first evening show commences 6 "30. -
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Form I.    (Section 88.)
■ Land Registry Office,
20th November, 1913.
R. M. Norboe V '
iTo , .   '   -     '
John 'Norboe , **
I hereby give you -notice that, unless
you show a good and valid objection
■thereto in writing, 1 shall at the expiration of 30 days from the first publication hereof proceed to the registration of the title' of iMlke Bobrovsky
in respect to that -piece of land known
as Part (10 acres),of Lot 4588, notwithstanding the non-production of a
certain Instrument namely: Certificate
of Title No. 14527A.
Classified Ads.-Gent a Word
LOST-iFrom Central School, St. Ber-  ,
nard puppy, black and brown, white
oh nose. - Anyone finding please no-"'
tify R. M. Young, Coal Co.   Reward.
YOUNG .WOMAN desires permanent
work byithe day.   Apply Mrs. A.
Turner, General Delivery, Fernie.
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-" The smoker held in the Union Hall
on Saturday last, Nov. 22, proved a
great success, everybody getting a
,'good time.
arrived in camp this week. ' We are
all pleased to see you looking -so well,
. E. J. Roberts, general manager of
the coal company, was a visitor here
■this week. He also took In' the sights
of- the big showing.
We are sorry to say that our noted
•butcher,, Frank Owen, is leaving Cor-
bin to take a similar position in Michel under the same company. , You
will be sadly missed, Frank,,but.Cor-
bln'-s loss will be Michel's gain.
Miss Annie Gregory, of Michel," is
here visiting friends,
There was a grand dance given in
the Olub Hall on Wednesday to show
respects to .Mr. and Mrs. F. Owen,
who left-Thursday-morning.
Mrs, Charles Graham gave a fine
whist drive on Thursday last, ,
■Mr, J. Quinn has been busy this
week fixing the electric light-fixtures
for tho,Flathead Hotol. Everything
is in readiness but; we still lack the license. , ,
Tony Smith mot with a slight nccl-
dent -last Friday in No. 4'mino, We
are pleased to say he will soon bo
able to start work ugaln.'
We are Borry lo stato that tho young
baby of Mr, and Mrs, Thomas Ball is
very- ill. We wish for a speedy rocov-
anians and Yorkshire .Terrier
adults; also three fine.Pomeranian
puppies;' males; brown and -black;
females, brown; from pure.imported'
-pedigree stock. Apply Hilton, Box
■279, Fernie, B. C. -   . 116
PRIVATE BOARD—(Anyone '. wishing
■private board apply-'tovMrs.-.P.Grant, House 59; Hosmer.   "'°    ".115
-< 68 McPherson Ave., for rent; • has
_' '*clty_ water, and toilet. Apply 68
TfTcBhersoii Ave. X~"  -   7~     " ". -106 ■
MINERS LOOK—Every man who has
"a wife should also have a home on
a fruit farm in Creston. You can
buy as good land as there is in B.
C. from R. Lamont, Creston;- B, C.,
Only, small payments required. -'■ 82
• toook-keefper requires situation; considerable experience In law office*.
Apply Box 380. 122
expenses for trustworthy man or woman to act as travelling representa-
, tlve; rapid -promotion; previous ex-
• iperien-eo unnecessary; commence ln
homo territory. Winston Co., Ltd.,
Toronto, Ont.    '    . 0 110
For first-class Taxidermy work,
.mounting anything from a snake
lo an elephant, call or write
P. O. Box 9
West Fernie
We make a Special Feature of Furs, and when
we sell you Fur, we guarantee same as represented
Genuine Mink, Fox,
Wolf,  Rat,  Marmot)
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We   have   the  greatest
range to select from,
ii  '
Furs from $1.00
to $250 per Set
Mrs. E.
Feme's PV©iim®ir Milkeny 'Parlor
See nwt
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Styles imi
MiMlnimeiry ,
are Stowmi
Our stock consists of the
choicest and latest models
in the millinery world.
Positively the best selection in Fernie
Fur & Velour
Will make to order, Hat
See our latest Millinery
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All, our new goods have arrived, have
beeiV unpacked and placed on our
shelves. We are ready to replenish
the housewife's larder with everything* of the best quality  ,
A California  Orchard in  Your Kitchen
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Having plenty of'California Fruits,
handy in": your kitchen is like having
a -California Orchard at your finger
Libbys Rose-Date Fruits, Royal Anne
Cherries, Apricots, Peaches, Pears
We handle the following brands of Flour
Royal Household, Robin Hood & Fiye Roses
Two Branches
Groceries, China,
& Glassware
A"|Splehdid Selection of
and Preserves
This is tho timo to start making your puddings-
Got your fruit this pay and' got busy
Dainty  Tea  Sets,   Glass  Ware
and Crockery
Have you seen our Handsome
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at our Window
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is taking pupils for the May- examinations for fire boss and anyone thinking
of starting can see him at his home
_    at air,. G. W. Goodwin's house.    Mr
♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ,-Noble McDonald, who sat for-fire boss'
■  '■  ■ also passed successfully.
The next regular" meeting of 'the
Bellevue Order of Owls will he held
in the .Miners' Hall, Hillcrest, on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 7.30. After the business there will be a social'and all the
members are earnestly requested vo
JMt.'E.,Bridge, was visiting in Lethbridge. a couple of days this week.
IMr. Thomas Bradley was at Macleod
for a few clays last week on business.
■Mr, Bennie Walsh, who has been in
camp for some time, left Friday night
for bis home in the Old Country. Hds
many, friends wish him a good -time.
Mrs. George -Copeland, of Burmis, is
visiting in .camp, the guest of. Mrs.
John Hutton.
Boh Fanchner, an bri timer in camp,
•blew dn again this week and has started- work at No. 1 mine. ■
Six of the Bellevue boys went to
Blairmore on Wednesday night toplay
a friendly game of pool with the iboys
there. Wednesday next the Blairmore
boys come .-to Bellevue for a return
match. > i      .       '       ,
' Mr. John Millns has been laid up
for the past few days with la grippe.
The grand (billiard- tournament played at Ccfle's pool room on Thursday
for the (benefit.of Harry Fisher was
a great success. , The Bellevue boys
defeated the J Hillcrest boys by 97
points. (Following are the teams and
their score:
S. Pattinson
H. Varley ..
W. Chappie
Jas. McNeil
Sam Paton ,
Cliff Miller
■". Hillcrest
R. Dugd-ile ;. 126
T. Dugdale .. 150
Jock* Dugdale 131
F. Bostock .. 109
F. .Graham .. 112
T.-Penn  112
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The total collection for the benefit
was $41.20. 7.*
-Billie Monroe, who has been in the
hospital for some time, is, we are glad
•to see, able to be' about, again.
■ There was a Slavonian miner slightly hurt while following -his occupation*
in No.l mine on Thursday.
Quite a -crowd were up on the lake
oh Sunday skating. The ice is in good
shape.  ;   .
Mrs. William Goodwin, who left here
some time ago on a visit -to her daughter in N.' S., returned- to -camp on,Sun-
. The contractor has started', work' on
the, new skating rink". They will have
it ready some time in December, and
when-finished we'are promised some
good hockey. '' '
The. benefit ooncert. in the * Lyric
Theatre on Tuesday was a grand success. . A large number of tickets were
sold and everything went off .well. Fol-
remarks,-J. R. -McDonald; moving .pictures, reel one;.song, Mrs..'F. Smith
(Hillcrest); song, Sam Paton; pianoforte solo, (Miss Bradley; recitation, F.
Padget; song,'. Mrs. Wolstenholme;
Passburg (Male Choir; song, Mrs. *E.
Litherland; step dance," Mr. Frank*
Earp; moving pictures, reel two; song,
air. Roual Green;, song, (Mrs. D. Ecule-*
ston; Passburg Male Choir; song, Mr.
Isaac Hutton; song, Mrs, W. Miller;,
song, Mr'.- W:' Copeland; instrumental
duet, Mrs.-G. W. andL. Goodwin;
8*ong,,*Mr. James Quigley; duet, IMrs,
Eocleston and Sara Paton; moving pictures, reel three. The, committee In
charge of the concert wishes, through
the columns of the Ledger, to thank
all who helped to make the concert
such a success. The total Income will
be published in the next Issue if possible. •   ,
Tho dance given - by the Bellevuo
Band in the Workers' Hall last Friday
night was .very successful. A good
sum was realized by the Band as a
result. :
Edward Drake has -been appointed1
assessor'for tho Bellevue School District for the current year. /
A pleasant surprise' was s-prunp: on
Mr. and 'Mrs. W. H; Irwin on Sunday
afternoon In the form of a presentation of a purse 'by the members of the
choir, Mr. Watts Goodwin, in a f*w
well-chosen words, mnde tho presentation. Mr, Irwin, In replying, congratulated tlio choir on tho splendid spirit
existing among tho mombors and on
the continued success.
\\Vo aro pleased to seo Dan Ross
around, illo has boon laid up in tho
hospital for somo time.
•.Too Stephenson, flro Iboss at No. 2
mine, wab laid up on Saturday and
Sunday with la grlppo.
iTho Epworth League have announced a grand concert ,to tako placo in tho
Socialist TIall on tho ovonlng of December 8th, Thoy havo secured the
nor vices of the Stewart Broth ors, ot
(Michel, who will appear ln Scotch bo<<
lections,and also many other interesting features.'
Tho offlcors nnd -members of tho
Bollovuo Band wlah to thank tho poo-
pio who hoi pod In any way Xo mnko
tho -danco a success.
MIssiMurphy, of Calgary, -Is In camp
tho guest of 'Mrs, ,Tnmos Naylor. Mrs,
Naylor lonvoa on Wodnosdny with hor
BlBtor for Cnlrcnry, wlioro sho will
spond tho winter,
-Mr. Frod Tlonl, who rocnntly passed
for flro boas, Ib ono of Mr, Thomas
Stephenson's pupils,   Mr, Stephenson
Our   Heading
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Theatre C©0
Daily chango of motion pictures in a Iinll Unit h
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Now — Oloan — Comfortable
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Amateur  night  ovory   second
nnd fourth Thursday,
No admission charged to tho
BAND CONCERT ovory Sunday
The Lyric Theatre Co.
0:W JOMSTMbT '  Wang*
Band   program,   Sunday,
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'March ..•; (..-■  Step Along
Fantasia ... ■.  Continental Tour
Vocal solo ". ' Crossing the Bar
Overture ..,  Village Chimes
instrumental quartette, Recollections
of a -Midsummer Holiday in the
Country. ,
Selection .... Songs of Sunday
The up:to-date and energetic man-
.agement of the Lyric Theatre is still
catering to the Bellevue moving picture going public. The latest innovation Is a daily change of program, an
amateurs! night, every, second and
fourth Thursday, and a free band eon-
cert every Sunday .night. Bellevue
citizens certainly owe Mr. Johnson a
debt of gratitude for the strenuous efforts -he Is making to entertain them
during the long winter evenings. Good
music, good pictures, and a new, clean
comfortable hall, leave nothing to be
desired. ■
Bellevue Local Union Notes
Our meeting-convened as usual at
2.30 p.m. with .both president and vice
president absent. -
The first -item of interest was a letter -from- the pastor of the Methodist
Church seeking the co-operation of
our -Local In suitably commemorating
the anniversary -of the sad calamity
which happened here three years ago.
The pastor was given a free hand, also the assurance of the cooperation
from our membership in making' the
day as profitable aa possible.
The next Item was of a rather unusual nature, being a request from
the 'Maple Leaf Local Union for the
services of* our secretary for measuring up .days. Now, as the measuring
days of each mine are about the same,
and the secretary's services are often
in great demand at home, it .is natural
under .the circumstances that the
members present were riot over anxious to accede, -to the request,' but
after hearing many expressions' of
opinion, consent was given the secretary.
We also h'ad the first quarterly report fromi ,Sec-retary:Treasurer Bellamy, of the Alberta Federation of
Labor, which will be in the hands of
all organized labor by now and speaks
for itself. There is one thing very .noticeable,, and,.that is the need o'f organized labor having some representative at-,-„Edmonton to watch over
their interests.. Tbe proposed amendments by -the \Builders' Exchange
would, if they became :law, ;prove very
.province.- The Bellevue Local wishes
to add its appreciation with that "of,
the (Federation's, to the Edmonton
Trades and Laibor Counoil for the part
.they played In defeating the proposed"
amendments. ,
■Thet s'ecretary\.was'(authorized to
write Presrsmifh;.informing -him that
the company are still making the first,
two 'weeks' deductions from compensation claims as per the old act, and we,
the members of Local 431, would suggest that pur solicitor be instructed
to imike a test case as -soon'as possible. *
The usual measuring conimittees
were appointed and the meeting closed with donating $25 to "Bob" Walker
to help to defray his expenses.
The Local wishes to state to thq
people of Bellevuo that they are willing to co-opevate with them In any attempt to organize a Christmas tree
for the Lcneflt of the children of the
camp, but, don't wish to tackle It
the situation." He (the speaker) showed the absurdity of solidarity on tlie
industrial field while there were more
men than jobs, as self preservation
was the. first law of life.
As there were no questions dt is
presumed" everybody present agreed
with him.      " •■■.-.
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Dr. Allan Ross left for London. On-
tario, on--Wednesday night to attend
the funeral of his father, the Rev. Mr.
Ross, of the said place,-who died in
Xew York last week from injuries
sustained in a motor car accident. We
have not yet learned details of the
accident fully, as the doctor had only
a short time to get to the train when
he" received the message. Dr. and Mrs.
lloss have the sympathy of the whole
community in their sad bereavement.-
At the regular meeting on Sunday
the Local Union unanimously decided
to hold a Christmas tree ln the Union
Hall on Christmas eve, for the benefit
of the children. A committee of twelve
has been appointed to carry the matter through and no time or efforts
will be spared to make this event surpass anything of its kind that ever
took place in Hillcrest.
^ Mr. "Bob" Walker, Socialist organizer, addressed a meeting in'the Miners' (Hall on Sunday evening. The
meeting was largely attended and 'Mr."
Walker dealt fully with the Vancou-,
•ver Island strike and numerous other'
labor troubles.
We wish to congratulate one of our
prominent business men who was
kind hearted enough to donate the
enormous sum "of one dollar towards
the Christmas tree.
"Tickets for a benefit, concert held
in Bellevue in aid of" Harry Fisher,'
who was injured in -the Hillcrest
(Mines, on October 14, have Lcert on
sale for,the last few days:' As Yr.
'Fisher, is receiving Ms full measure
of compensation and , also sick and
accident benefit funds, both inclusive
amounting to about seventy dollars a
month', we would like to see the members of the Hillcrest Local:play fair
in a game of this kind, irrespective of
popularity, and we think it reasonable to assume that Chas. Beaver, of
-this town, who has been incapacitated
•for oyer two years and not ^received
one "cent of compensation, should
stand inneed more so than Mr. Fisher or any other man who is only idle
for a few weeks. Fair play is 'bonny
■play.       i
■ A grand dance was held in the Miners'. Hall on the 19th inst..under the
•auspices of the Bachelors'. Forward
Movement. Peace prevailed through
the entire program, although there
were   indications   of   reverse-at one
_if ime -aJCll e_f IriQT- m n n _ vam an t_a vi rl an I _
ly showed lack of experience in selecting and purchasing floor spices
and but for the timely interference of
one Bachelor, who went to the rescue
and ordered a sack of corn meal, the
event would undoubtedly have proved
a faTce.
Stephen McKinnon, who has been
confined to his home for three weeks
through illness, returned to" his work'
on Monday,
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will be held ln the Workers'
(Hall on ,Dec. 7th, at 7,30 p.m.,
undor tlio auspices of Local
'HIV when Uev. W. H. Irwin
will dollver an address appropriate to the occasion.
Special Music
Tho Local will also have
ono representative to address
the gathering.
Aftor our mooting ended we had tho
pleasuro of hearing our fellow work-
or, "Dob" Walker. Ho told us of a
very nnplonsant experlonco which bo-
fol him on his socond visit to Bollovuo, Tt happened In this wise. A
party wlio was -proHont at "Bob's" last
mooting (told somoono (who was not
proson't) ot a- supposed remark tho
Hpoalccr had mndo, and ono to which
ho took oxcoption In a vory forcible
mannor, -as ho procooded to go'for
him without Riving "Bob" a chance to
oxplain anything. Now if that Ib how
wo nro going to allow our public
speakers to bo treated, especially after
tho speaker has Invited questions on
anything that ho has not mado hlmsolf
clwar on, It doe* not say mveh for our
Idoa ot fair play. But, happily, that
Ib the first tlmo anything of tho kind
.has happened horo, to tho writer's
knowledge, and I gnoss tho brother
affected Is na sorry as anybody olso
at Ub oocurronco/
Nover In futuro loavo a mooting
until tho speaker malum every!liliw
clear to you what ho has said, especially whon you havo a 'cliunco to
Question him.
"How I booamo n HooIoHhI" was
"noh'n" ithonio for tho afternoon. To
-put it brlofly, ho was the el-dost of tho
-things ho required wiib a country and
a tul'Mimi. that buium fiio par-unu'
Idea of tliolr nood, Ills father iliod
whon ho was only ■ eight years old,
which ovont demonstrat(id to ihe family tho nocoBMl'ty of moro thiiiifs thnn
tho boforo mmitloriod two. flPho Blrug-
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yearn wont hy tho boya added thoir
mlton to thfl family pur§«, with tho
result that Immigration to Canada bo-
camo posslblo, Canada had boen depleted to <hem <ifl a Innd flowing with
milk nnd honoy, nnd with their nrrlral
here thoir troubles, It wm thought,
would h'1 iv<*r Tlnf nlnnl affor being
at Gin co liny a row months tba Btrlko
was declnrftrt, and having plenty of
tlmo on )ii» hands and n few bonks
supplied by friends, ho uv tho dawn
of anothfr world In hts Mind, nnd from
then on lm had been Booking to make
what ho saw a reality. The conclusion lw ntmrt to was tho nood of thn
worker* »ifr,-yw*}«>« to study and to
"PP'r ♦*"* V""«''^'<^ irttlnfitl it*, c-jprur
Ing pulUlml control. They who had
that knowlcdro ww» th* mtmlorn of
There is nothing doing here at pre-'
sent, and the mine has been Idle for
the past fortnight. • On Monday, the
three horses' that were working dow.n
the slope ln the mine were tnken out,
and as this gave the (Impression that
the mine was closing down for tho
winter there was a general "pull out"
next day. Seeing, however, that it
only took tho mine officials with tho
aid of Mr. Brown, master mechanic,
nnd the teamster, a row hours to take
the horses out, and that thoy could bo
replaced in tho mino again In ix few
hours, the taking out of tho horses
was not a very Important mattor.
-However, for the time bolng things
are looking bad.
•Martin and George Bonlsko, Jooi Ku-
.basic, Nick Batlnovlch and nearly all
the old hands lmvo loft within tho
past few days, but thoy all declare
that on the first signs of rogular work
they will nil como homo agnln. Owing to most of. tlio population of Doav«
or having to seek frcsh fiolds, tho
management of, the new picture hall
has decided to give but one show per
wook until tho mino resumoH work
-again. Thoro wore two picture shows
at tho Pioneer Hall thlB wook and tho
pictures woro good, but owing lo small
audloncos It cannot be a paying proposition.
"It's an 111 wind that blowB nobody,
good." Tho Btopplng of tho mino horo
has glvon tho contractor who has
chargo of orootlng thn new hotel an
extra supply of labor power nnd ho is
making tho most of opportunities, Br.
Ing favorod with good opon wonthor
for the pnst throo days, tho concrotlng
nnd cribbing of tho basement Is nbout
completed. Tho foreman Is voted to
bo one of tho grcutcut slnvo drivers
avor Boon In thoso parts, and, ab JJrlt-
iBhors do not tako kindly to continuous bullying, ho npparcntly has no use
for thorn. At leant ho gives them tho
prlvllogo of wntchlng forolgnors work,
Mrs. Schmidt, lutu cook lu I'luclior
Creek hospital, Ik a visitor at. Honver
aud tho ifiiuBt of Mrn, and Harry Drew,
We are showing an extra large
range of special tailored overcoats. Workmanship and material guaranteed to be the best that
the market can produce. With
both shawl and military ) collars
prices from
to $25.
Watch  This Space Next Week
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Tho funornl of tho Into ,T. Hnrrlnnn, i
who -waB klllod wink- following I*ih om< i
ploymcitt In 1 Has' mine, look placo
on Sunday last. A spoclnl train loft
tho Crook at 2 p.m. Tho Club was
closed from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. A largo
numbor of Club monib"r» uttoridwl tho
lun(ir*ht, Hie t-fimt-iii.ii i.r-m-iv r-x-
cftlslor and tho Hnlvtitlmi,, Army hands
hoadod tho procession. Horvlrni wero
conducted by-tho roxix-ctlvt- ministers
of Coal Crook and 1'oml? I'ri'sbytorlnn
Owing to the Imporiiiiwo of tho mutters discussed at tho mam mcotlnR
hold ou Hiiiutuy omii1ii« ,iii>l in (jrd«r
to havo a larger ropn-M-ntntlon, It
vt'nt doiMdfd to ndjonrn Mil W'filiiftilny
morning nt tl a.m. Tin1 mit.* •> •wt-rcj
Idlo In conscnuoneo,
Tho school children si;- h-N- lnvo
hsd two holidays this wool,- owlnir to
tho dftfectlvo »tate of tho Ut-utlrtK ar-
ranftenumt*. Homo «y»!fm ought to
trti established to pre von t <ti" «Mldn-n
(For further csmp n«-A» w I'akh
is Headquarters for Xmas
Goods of all Descriptions
A Large Assortment
to Choose From
Xmas Curds, Pin Boxes,Writing Cases, Hand Bags, Work
Boxes, Ladies' Dressing Cases,
Shaving Sets, Military Sets, Bill
Cases, Toys of all Kinds and
hundreds of other articles and
novelties to be displayed the
' first week in December.
Prices to meet all Purses
B8llevue Hardware Store
Our   Heading
Contest on paere 5
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News of the District'(Cantos
(Continued front Page T)'"i *
ITH the approaching
cold weather you need
all the comfort's  and
You  appre-
warmth possible.
ciate a nice, warm,
room, furnished with cosy chairs
and rugs and heated by a good
serviceable heater.
Let us sell you some of-these
comforts from our stock, which
is the largest in the Crows Nest
Pass. Eemember, wo are always here to remedy any complaints and exchange unsatisfactory goods—no delays-^no disappointments.
Our prices will compare with any
Catalog House when yoti consider'
freight rates and the many disappointments   you   experience
when sending out of town
and then having to return home, wet
■trailing out through the bad .weather,
and oold. • ' -
Don't forget the Fernie-Ooal ©reek
Band concert to be held in the Club
Hall on December 10. A splendid program of vocal and instrumental selections is being arranged.- Look out (or
bills and program.. :*. •   -'
The local Oddfellows are^holding an
invitation 'ball in the ClutfHall on .Friday evening. Ramsey's orcheiftra In
attendance. " ■ -
Services will be held in the new
Roman Catholic Church up here on
Sunday .next, 10.30' a.m.; .Sunday
school 2 p.m.
Joe Palmer sr., Joe Palmer jr., and
Jim Bragg have left cam-p en .route
for Sunny California. We surely -wish
you luck, .boys.
The League cup, and the Liphardt
cup are now occupying prominent positions in the Club bar. We wonder
when the medals will materialize.
A (bunch of old timers arrived hack
in camp this week, amongst whom we
noticed Jack English, Archie Bfoad,
Ed. Mahoney, Bill Naylor andvTommy
Shone. Wo are pleased to welcome
you back again, boys.
We aro also pleased to see Tom
Mason back in camp from Vancouver,
where he'has been undergoing an operation- for internal trouble.
The stork was seen in the vicinity
of Coyote Street ou Tuesday! eventually calling at the house occupied- by
(Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wilson, leaving a
daughter, Sorry to report Mrs. Wilson very ill. We wish her a speedy
• The skating rink on Victoria Park
is almost ready. Dick Fairclough and
his merry men are to be complimented on the manner of their work. All
that is required now is a few nights'
good hard frost, then oh! for the carnival.'
The Club is undergoing- treatment
at the -hands of Prank Vesack, house
decorator. ,
The Rev. D. -M. Perley, B. A, will
preach in the Methodist Church on
Sunday- night, the Rev. iMr. (Philp
'Preaching anniversary sermons in the
Pernio Methodist Church morning and
evening.   •
Coleman Hardware Store
Association, Limited
The Worker's Own Store
Splendid  assortment   ot' # Christmas
Fruits, Preserves and Candies.  Everything you require in the Grocery line
and all of the best quality.
Groceries, Provisions,
Goods, etc.
Inspect our
selection   ot' dry goods
New Stock
Our Quality is
Help Yourself bv Helping
us—we are here to stay
See Our Competition on Page 4
The long-looked-for basket social
took place on Tuesday evening, the
25th, in the Opera House, and proved
to be an immense success, financially
and otherwise. A splendid array of
(baskets were on view, proving that
the Hosmer ladies are gifted .with artistic and original tastes. A concise
address from the chairman, Mr. D.
Brownrigg, opened the proceedings. A
musical -program followed, in which
the following took part: Messrs. Prentice and Puckey, of Fernie; Mr. W.
-Shaw, Misses Bantan, -Marlatt and
Robson, of Hosmer, all of whom were
heartily encored. Mr. Dave Rees, of
evening and handled the job very discreetly. (Various prizes were1 donated
iby the merchants of Hosmer, of which
the following were'the -prize winners:
Married ladies; Mrs. Cole, lst, silver
plated butter dish; Mrs.'U. K. Green,
'2nd, 20 lb. pall of lard; single ladies,
lst Nurse Stevenson, wrist watch,
(This 'basket was a wonderful creation
of artistry. The. prize for the most
original basket went to' Mrs.. Salt,
whose basket was the good ship Nanaimo anchored in dock, laldened with
supplies, This was a very appropriate
design and fully deserved the honor
of -winning the (prize., D. H. McLellan
won the special prize .for paying the
highest .price for &■ basket, namely
$14.50. (Can't say we envy you, Dan,
although the money was very acceptable). (Mrs, Gourlay took the special
prize for tho married ladles' 'basket
bringing In the highest bid. Tho judges woro Messrs- Roes, Carter ahd
Newnham, all of Fornle, and their.,Job
was no enviable ono. However, thoy
did -their duty fearlessly and awardod
the prizes as they appealed to them,
Tho only regret that the 'committee
expressed was that there woro not
more prizes to distribute, as thero
wero Boveral (baskets worthy'of recog.
nltlon, notably tho baskets of the District Lodgor, Mrs. Agnos Gourlay, Miss
McKalvle, nnd Mrs. Bateman. Tho
baskets realized the magnificent «mm
of $104.7(5, which ls a crodlt to the
peoplo of Hosmer. Aftor ' partaking
of lunch tho rest of the evening was
spo;it in tripping the light lantastlc
Tho participants declare lt to bo ono
of tho most -enjoyable socials they
lind over partaken of, Almond's Mlchol orchestra supplied the music nnd
gavo ovory satisfaction. It Is estimated tbat tho total sum realized for tho
-benefit of the children on"the Island
will -bo somewhere ln tho neighborhood of $300, an Itemized account of
which will uppuur lator.
Mlko "McOlonn, woll known In tho
n. C. ond of tlio Pars, hns severed his
connection with the Hosmor-Minos Co,
to tako up a-position as flro -boas at
A. W-olllngton has restarted nt tho
Hosmor Minos ns bniltlro mnn in No,
0 South, Arthur Iiiih hnd lots of timo
to got. tils saw sot.
Tho Kozloskl compon nation case 1*
finally disposed of, Judgment bolng
glvon ugnlnpt tho Comimny to tlio
amount of fl.r>00.00 and coots.
W. Rankin'Wnn snccossfwl In ob*
talnlng Ms certificate of competency
tu flro boss for Alberta; and J. w.
Ilnteman's namo appears amongst the
list ot successful candidates for II.
CA"      '
If you want Road, clean, wholeaome
groceries, go to tho Ilosmer Industrial
Association. -Prices rliht and quality
tho best.
A fairly large attendance of tliu
ratepayers were present nt tho town's
annual mooting hold In the Council
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24th (nit. The -chtilrmuu of. tho evening. Jut, Hilling, called the meeting to
order soon after eight o'clock nnd a
number of InterestliiR reports woro
listened to. Tho auditor*' report,
which had been published In the Coleman Bulletin last week, rect-lwd an
amount of attsn-tfon, and a nun-.h.-T of
explanations were given and qur-stions
wprw anawered toy Mayor Vf. h. Oni-
i»«tt« mil BecretaryTreawiw Jo«.
Kmmeraon. II. O, Qoodeve reported
for the Bailee and lleente committ**.
and J. Swan for the Usht and watur
board.. Jaa. Seott wpwfifnM tha
IxwrnJ of hesUh while I). II. Hyslop,
C. P. WHlmott and H„ Hark nave in-
| tcrcatfnc   n<;<^"nf*   "-*   fh'i   BOhfla!
board's activity.\..JVpm statements of
tho school's "representatives the information-.was .'given that another
teacher will be added at the beginning
of the year-to the present staff of seven. In the not distant future a ward
school -will be built'in West Coleman,
this to havo on©.or more rooms. Pro-'
perty has already been secured for
-the purpose, in- a central position and
the school, when built, will 'be for th©
convenience of Carbondale children
«s well as those ,of the- west end.
Votes of- thanks were, passed to all
who gave reports and the same was
accorded-to Mr. Hilling, who as chairman acted,in an efficient manner.
Andy-Good, of Crow's Nest, was the
guest of G. Downing, of the Coleman
•Hotel, ,on Wednesday.
R Morlno,'contractor, of Frank, was
in town on. Monday.
J. H. Ross, late manager of the
Coleman .Mercantile Co., left on Tuesday, morning's flyer with Mrs. Ross
for Spokane. Mr. Ross will return in
a few day? and spend some time here
in the wind up of the firm's affairs.
He will later join Mrs. Ross in Victoria.
(Thomas Martin, of Lethbridge, representing the Scranton Schools, arrived in town on Wednesday. 'Mr.
Martin reports business good and still
finds the public interested in his line
of intellectual development.
W. Chalmers, of Crow's Nest, was a
Coleman visitor on Sunday last,
Alex. Cameron was able to leave the
hospital on Tuesday and is,at present
the gu-eist of A. /M, -Morrison. Mr. Cameron, is slowjy improving, though his
recovery will not be immediate owing
-to the serious nature of his illness.
W. L. Ouimette opened for business
on Saturday last in the Mercantile
building;   0 .-
Corporal Grant made a tirip to Macleod on Tuesday.      ' ,v
iConstaible Brown, of the R. N. W.
M. P., who was formerly stationed
here, is now located at Burmis.
A woman who registered-at one of
our local hotels from Spokane a little
more than a week ago, and after arriving .here was. joined in wedlock to,
a Chinaman who was-locally employ;-
ed as a cook, was found by the police
to be of- a' suspicious character and
was granted at the police court on
(Monday one day to leave town,
H. H. Roberts was a guest at the
Sanatorium, Frank, on Sunday.
Norman- Macaulay spent Sunday
with friends at Cowley.   '
H. G, Goodeve Hardware Co. has
purchased what remained of the furniture stook of the Coleman Mercantile Co.
V. Wodonski, freight clerk at the
C. -P. R. dopot, spent Sunday with
friends in Fernie, returning on 514 of
that evening.
Coleman ls to have a now general
merchandise store in the near future.
It is understood the firm will be headed 'by A. C. Goiirlle.
Chas. Higgins has gone to Great
Falls, ^Montana, where he hopes to
get work for- the winter. ,
- Coleman has now. two moving picture shows and these are doing business- every weak night. ■• ■ ■ - -
/ jMrs. H. Hill^ who underwent, an
operatioiTa"n)r7:R"Ms,"h"osi>ltaI a f-gw
Catholic'Altar-Society, on Wednesday
night; .was.1 a decided .success. ^Refreshments were served- at midnight
by the ladies, after -which the dancing
was resumed'and'continued-into the
early,hours.of .Thursday; ";,-:"-
For the best display of crockery,
including dinner and tea services, ever
seen injthis district, see the windows'
of Fr M. .Thompson's stoi^.   -  V '   .
Joe.Lavia met with an accident in
the'mdne^oE Wednesday last/"when
a large piece of rock, which had work-
ed,.loose rfrom the' roof,, fell on. his
neck,'knocking him insensible. -He
was hurriedly conveyed to the "Frank
hospital, where ■ Dr. McKay ■ attended
him and very fortunately; nothing serious was reported by the doctor. -
',,.«:> M. -Briseo's big-bargain sale will
continue until Dec. 13.. Get that fall
suit now while there is., a chance to
get one with the prices away down.
,was a member, rand after a short, service there ithe,.€iineral procession-proi
ceeded to the■".Blairmore:.Cemetery,-
where the 'interment took place.' .Ah
elder daughter, -Mrs. R. .Perry, who
had 'been attending her father, ln his
last illness, was recalled to herjhbme
in Calgary, on Saturday, owing.to.the'
sudden illness of her .husband .with
.pneumonia,- and was therefore unable
to attend her father^; funeral., Hev.
J. F. Hunter conducted the services
both at the churcjp arid at the grave:
The F. IM. -Thompson Co. have just
.unloaded a -car of. the choicest'No. 1
B. C. potatoes. /''     • y      „.    -- .-'"
The youngest-son of- Mr..arid,'Mrs.
W. Jamei* had the misfortune to "fall
on the ice and break hi* arm on Tue£
day. - ', "•■'■„
, .   ^' OThis,week's news.),
W. McGowan, who for the "last two
months has (been -yisiting friends in
the East, returned' to the Pass last
week, and was in town on Thursday.
Billy is welcomed back by his many
friends,-' ^
Mr. and Mrs. A.-M, Morrison .were
down from Coleman on Saturday last.
Mr. and Mrs. Cyr went on a visit to
their ranch in Lundbreck Sunday.
The Maud Henderson Company appeared at the local Opera House on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights
of last week. This company was composed of some strong characters and
produced "The Third Degree," Broadway Jones" and "The Final Settlement" with great' success, to large
audiences. '
. -The' house of Doc. Sawyer is In
quarantine owing to the sickness of
his eldest daughter with scarlet fever.
A. C. Glover'was in from Hillcrest
on .Monday.
Freddie Bealle, the Bellevua wrestling champion, -was in town this week.
Mrs. Brown, from Frank, has moved
into W. A. Beebe's house, on the corner of Victoria Street and Tenth Avenue. We understand that Mrs. Brown,
who is an excellent cook, will open up
in -the^bakery business on a small
, A meeting of the Blairmore Hockey
Club was-held on Tuesday night for
the purpose of arranging for,the opening season.   - '    "
Mr.-and Mrs. F. Fowler were in
town from Passburg this'week.'
J. W. Gre'sham is expecting a large
consignment of sleighs and cutters in
this week.
The door, of the Blairmore post office is now adorned with a handle pre-
'sented 'by the citizens of Blairmore,
'who thought that that particular door
had been' without a handle long
enough,   i' ...
• A'large number of friends drove to
Coleman on Sunday -morning to attend
the wedding'of Frank Amabto, of McGillivray Creek, to -Miss Victoria ,Lion-
ette, of Blairmore, which was solemnized by the Rev. Fr. Delestre., After
the ceremony the-party returned to
the Cement Lodge, Blairmore, where
the wedding fesst was held,-to which
about seventy-five guests were invit-
,ed. During the ■ feast some splendid
.music was' 'rendered by members of
the Blairmore Band, followed 'by the'
floor being cleared for dancing, which
■continued until well on in the evening.-
At the regular meeting of above Lo
cal, the question of men working more
than eight hours was discussed at considerable length and ultimately resulted in a.motion being put and- carried
to the effect that we communicate
<w-ith the District Executive '-placing
the matter in their bands, then to advise the Minister of Public Works of
the contravention of clauses 8 and 9
of the Coal.lMlnes Regulation Act at
these mines.
Another motion was p\it and carried to the effect that a special meeting be called for Sunday to discuss
tne making of cross-cuts and ventilation.
The applicants for the week numbered 21; applicants received and obligated. .      i    .   '       ■
The work of organizing, especially
at this time of the year, Is a continual
necessity, with-men coming and going daily. For example, last month
there were forty-two check-off turned
tn.to colliery office,, and yet we lind
our membership' had only Increased
to the extent of three, and in some of
the preceding months, August in -particular, there were 72 turned- lri, while
our membership increased ■ 36. This
does not mean that we don't get the
new members that join, -but that others, who have worked.two or three
months, - have got enough money to
carry them along and they quit. Hence
the slow. increase of membership in
proportion to the amount of applicants
The members of the St. Michael
Slavonian Society held  a very" suc
cessful 'social in Miners'":Hall Thurs-r;'-;
day evening driast ,week>-;l;T   %'■.-'■'-
--■ Mike. Seaman has quit the'"mine and >
accepted a position on the delivery rig:.','
of, the Lethbridge .'Wholesale Liquor-,
Store.' Judging from the bulkrof our  ;'
our friend,-S. Beggula; since Joining..'
thlsvfirm, ft must be'one'of the healthiest occupations a man could' follow.
On .Tuesday evening -there was Iheld^.
In- -Miners' Hall, a ratepayers'meeting, ,
practically for the citizens of Stafford- ,*•.
vllle. ,which was addressed' by two of
the  candidates, Messrs.  Hurdle and
Grace,, and ,by, Solicitor Sheppard &.
Ives on.behalf of Mr. Reid, who'is *.-■>'
nomin-6"-for   commissioner, of. pub--,
lie utilities, but is unfortunately only   *
Just recovering from an attack of ma*
laria lever.contracted .when in the
tropics.    (However,  he is< fortunate
tb have'two/such able gentlemen- to .,
champion his cause, men who know of  ,
his abilities and -^capabilities, * which ,/
qualify him ior this important position. ,
It wa-s the largest riieetlng held In the
Miners' Hall for a,considerable time,
many having to stand.   Judging from
the abserice of hecklers and questions;,
it argues -well for the supportthe,ean<-
dldates. may expect from the miners
on December 8.
The electric power has been con-.,
nected up, with 'Mr. Copal's coffee factory, the machinery Installed and everything ready to commence business.'
CALGARY, Nov. 23.~Art the meeting of the Trades and Labor,Council
last night at which one of the most
Important items of business on the
slate was the nomination of alderman-
lc candidates, only one nominee consented to go to the polls as the labor  ,
candidate for municipal honors.   He
Is J. B. Tallon, of the ■ International
Union of Machinists, and is regarded v
by his nominators as an able repre- '
sentativo of the Trades  and Labor   .
Council and his confreres think that
he would make an aggressive and use-'
ful memiber o.t the council board. Other candidates were suggested but all',.
of them refused to stand -for election.
It is expected that other nominations
will take-place at the next-meeting of
the council.  It Is1 the "Idea bf the coun*
cil to nominate'three candidates. This
procedure is being advocated In, prac-/
tically all the.principal towns of, the, ,
Dominion following a general expression of opinion of labor men in Canada
that at least, some aldermen who thor- .
oughly understand the problems of the *.
la-bor world should sit on municipal
council boards ln all the larger cities.
days ago, is progressing' favorably.
- An enjoyable dance was field in the
Eagles' Hall on Wednesday evening,
which was attended by many of the
young people.
. A ,-barber shop, haa been added W
Higgins Bros.' pool room.
' In the Coleman Opera House the
picture shows aro well patronized and
some splendid pictures are being put
before the public. The management
ls to be congratulated - on bringing
these shows up-to-date, also.the music
that Is 'being supplied Is far and away
the beBt in the Pass. Madame Howells Is violinist and Mrs. Davis pianist.
A somewhat serious acoldent occurred In York Creek district, No. 2 mine
of the International Coal and Coke
Company. While the special investigation committee were on their tour
of inspection of the mine, a fall of
•rocltt came away and fell on D, Davis,
pit boss, In the cross-cut between 223
and 224, Injuring him severely on the
leg nnd hand. After recolving first
aid ho was carried home and attended by Dr. R. T. Ross.
One of the miners employed ln 223
also received a so vero crushing, in the
smrn© -envo ln. 'Both men are progressing very favorably.
While at work in the McGillivray
mino and Jn tho act of putting up a
prop, some of tho roof camo away and
fell on Matthew Odger, inflicting a
wound which required Dr. Donnoly to
put nine stitches in' hia head. 'Matt
thew had Just started work after being off work for a considerable tlmo,
having undergone nn oporatlon for np-
A peculiar accident -bofel Loulso
Price, daughter of G. W. Price. Somo
boys, sleighing on tho road, ran full
tilt ngalnst her nnd In falling she
broke hor wrist. She is progressing
as well ns can bo expected.
Jack ItoVilH hns returned from his
fruit much nnd taken over the tlutioH
of pit boss in the International Conl
and Coke Compnny during the nb-
Benco of D. David, tho latter having
been Injurod in tho mine.
Coleman Looal Union Notes
Tho regulnr mooting was held on
Sunday, Nov. 23, and, aorry to roport,
there waa no better attendance. I nm
cortnln tlint moat of, If not nil, mom-
bora could devote at least ono hour
every two weeks to looking after
own Interests
Bomo Gorrcapondenco wna read
from Internntlona) Board Member
David Rees rolntlng to a cdmpensatlon
claim that hai boen pending for a
considerable time. Matters like these
should ibe dealt with Immediately for
tlir* linnnflt of all coucerned.
President Smith was visiting Oolo-
t>i>i..   *■    -M . .. 1.  i.   i t. !..   -   ».   I 1
-ruination*, morn nRpneially thn <mkn
ovuu mui the York Creek wash house.
A (08-klderablo dlsawlon took
place n* to establishing a Sick and Accident Benefit Society in the Local.
This matter was left over until after
Sunday. Nov. 30, when a Joint apecUl
itiv.v ,.,t,f„ ut i/wtai Alio.'! miti C/rtt MiliU&iip!
wilt ho called to dlicuia tho whole
(ItetAlvp.! too late for publication laat
MIir draco .Miller, Who underwent
an operation for appendicitis, ta pro-
greening mo*t TaroraMf.
_ W. i: Green, of Latbbridg*. waa a
Dlalrmore vlnltor thia week.
The cthtt* drh* and d-anc* gtren at
th* O't'-wi nuuiw. by tba bdtui at Uu
with a toast to the-bride and bridegroom's health, the guests then leaving for their various homes. The newly married couple will make their future home in Blairmore,
There was ,no work at the Blairmore mine on Tuesday owing to the
shortage of cars.
We were very "sorry to hear of the
death of Malcolm McDonald, who passed away last week at the State Street
hospital, Malcolm was an old timer
around Blairmore and will be greatly
missed by his many friends.
A. S. and Mrs, Todd have returned
to Blalrmoro from Balfour B. C, and
we believe will make this town their
future home.
The Blairmore Oddfellows and En-,
campment lodges held their annual
banquet at. the Alberta Hotel on
Thursday night,
A special meeting will be hold by
the Order of Owls on Thursday, December 4tlr.
Constable Hancock attended the annual military ball held at Pincher
Creek on Friday night last.
The wedding took place In Calgary
on Nov. 25, of J, C. Boudreau, of the
Canndlan Consolidated Coal Co., of
Frank, to MIsb Mary Sunstrum, BInlr-
moro'B late telephone agent, The hap.
py couple will take up their residence
• in Frank In the near future. Thoir
mnny friends wish them heartiest congratulations.
Whilo passing ineldo of F. M.
Thompson's store one boy pushod another so «b to cauBe him to fall
nmongfit tlio crockery displayed In the
window, cnuBlng considerable damage
to thnt stock.
Dr. A. H. Bnker, who -has been relieving Dr, Robb, of Hlllcrest, has returned to Blalrmoro to again tako up
his duties.
Why send nwny for your Christmas
-presents and tho chlldren'o toys, whon
the F. M, Thompson Co. have a largo
assortment at the lowest possible
Mrs. W, Jones Is obliged to keep to
her bod owing to tbe breaking of a
blood VOBBGl,
A mooting was hold by tho rntopnv*
ers of ninlrmoro In tho Minora' Hall
on Mondny night for tho purpoBO of
honring the reports of tho various
committees of Ihe Town Council. Tlio
mooting was opened by the election
of .1. W. Oresham na chairman, who,
ftftor nuking that the reports be given
a fair hearing, called upon l». Dutll
for tlio roport of tho 8ohool Board,
which wan read and then tabled for
a aubaoquent reading In the early part
of (he new year. Tho secretary-treasurer, O. iHlacocks, next read the auditors' report for tho year, which waa
aatlsfactory to all. W. A. Beebe then
road tho report of the public worka
committee, which waa approved of by
the majority of ratopayen present, ft,
»t     n  i   . .  -i i     .    .,   •     i  "...
. *.      ..'..,..,**/     .tr****     *9      tttttilt,     l)9tl.tSl.t9^.ttJtit
report of ih-t* wnter worka ennvrnweft,
Next came the reports of the license
and police committee, health and relief department, fire and tight committee and the finance department,
wWch were read by F. B. Hlnda/A.
McLeod, D, C. Drain and D. A. 8ln«
tniw !t*»((»«)Maireiy, nil ot which were
paaaed by the majority of ratepayer*.
Mayor Lyon». ln a clotlng apoeeh, ex-
pressod hlmsolf" na highly pleased
with the manner in which tho bonds
of the various departments conducted
their reports, and after lhanktna .1.
W, Oresham for so ably occupying tho
chair he cIomh! a v«-*ry ati*rcea«ful
Mr. vm, who find tor tho Inst few
years bren wifferlng from a general
breakdown, which waa eanaed by the
andden death of his eldest son, wbo
w«a killed In the Frank mine, died on
Friday nlaht laat. Tha funeral took
Ttitco on flnndar afternoon, the bMv
being taken flrat to tha Central Bap-
U*U CUuttU, i>C whlcb MX*  '
The   Misses   Allen.
Dressmakers   and   Costumiers
Ball Dresse^ a Speciality
"The Quality Store"
Just arrived one car Noi 1
Extra Choice Quality
How About That Christmas Cake I
We have just received a shipment of
the seasons Fruit and Niits
Toys Toys  Toys
Before buying be sure to see our magnificent
assortment.   A. 1. Value for your money.
The Store That Saves You Money
Phone 25       Victoria St.    .   Blairmore, Alta.,
Our Big Bargain Sale will
continue until Dec. 13
Biggest Bargains Ever Offered
Our {Rubber stock
Big bargains in Men's clothing
Jcxh* X /*•
H.WBp.lBlfflMIB^^ FERNJE/B;^
'.v~"it i '■"■- •~y ■
-5 s—^Tv-r".
Many, formers never's*&i<T for a doc-
v torffrom'one? year's jsnfir'tij another.
*..-- But;fchi8 is not a'sure tndf-tation that
theyOand^helr families ''■£& ''perfectly
'healthy/. '-"-\'X   ■* ■•".••jyC*' -'    *"
■ '4- :■ -.. .,'•    --,   V.- -A- •■-.
.   Tou—;for instance—may .not have had
'--'the doctor .for years." -j.Tetltjs'safe'to
'■• s'ay^thatVyou DON'T, alfaays^feel fit
•   ahd/well.^ Many .days Jn:"the« year you
, -don't feel "like ■working.^ You.inay.riot
:*.  have" to atay-ln .bed1 toutf-you  DON'T
'. leei just ■.''right"-'--**",', /",' '• •■>' ■• -
A Tha;t  iniseraJble"   feeling. is usually
V caused ■ by. Indigestion,. Dyspepsia, • or
Biliousness;-.' " \ '"■      7\7'7r.
'  Ay " *»     " '" '
■■ „ Tou. would .welcome-reHeif   If   you
.'could get it—wouldn't you?'' Well,-you
'■ can get relief— any'time,you need It—
<iulcfc and positive relief. Take 15 drops
\ of Mother Seigel's Curative,, Syrup -
the great   English remedy for ALL
-stomach  disorders. '"It will set your
' atomaoh' RIGHT and KBBP- It right
It's almost purely herbal—tNature's awn
remedy, for sick stomachs,   It has been
used In   England for ovor 40 yefetrs
There it is the Standard remedy for
weak digestions.   '
Get Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup,
•Take it regularly. , Then note the improvement In your -health. y
,'    Price, $1.00.   Trial size, BOc.
*. -*- , - '.,
' For sale by  --. "        -, ' «
Mclean drug and book co.
,   FERNIE, B. C.    :   -:
•   .- By (Emanuel Julius
- -'-;  The free-born citizens were jammed
into the hall; the iband had played,
,v    the' chairman had - spoken,, and now
,". \   Lord Stlffneck rose amid the thunderous applause of the Tabble.and delivered' himself■ of the .following:
'IMy.Friends- and -'Fellow -Citizens—
Shall we be afraid of poverty?   I ask
you, shall we?   How lvdo envV you!
'. "You,- who are starving—how fortunate
- you are!   For you who are hungry
..';  and starving should  remember that
„ ■, 3*lato ha-d but .three servants.   Weep,
. , O citizens, weep, for I, miserable, soul,
'(,\; have 200.' Also, you most enviable
• sufferers, should   never  forget   that
Zeno iad none—nay, not a single one;
>   7 again, how unfortunate am I.   And,
' now, rejoice in. your position, for was
riot   Socrates,  the  reformer  of  his
■■; country, buried .by. contributions? And
• while (Attilius Regulus' beat -the Car-
; c~». thagenians In. Africa, the flight of (his
'j/-.plowman"" reduced, his family .to dis-
- v tress at home, and the: tillage of his
' ~- ~;farm (became the public care: - Scipio
'/"•died without leaving enough to marry
""-irhii daughters, and their, portions were.
"T- paW out,of the -treasures of the -Stata:
„ ' After, such, noble, examples, consider-
■*     ing; that such men'have sprung from
- '-   the lap of hunger, I ask you, you for-
' tunate starvelings, shall we be afraid
.,    of poverty?    Nay,  nay, a  thousand
\ .' , times nay!   Instead.'let us have more
; , that the' race may .progress aud be
,*>-;• gifted with nobler men and women,"
'"■ .    For a moment, silence reigned supreme.  The speaker had finished, but
- the hunch was,entrance*), hypnotized.
' - - Ab they- left, the hall, all - f eltr Inspired
*.Si to nobler actlonB. On the .following
,;" \ morning Deadbroke came to- work an
„.,'   hour early   and -Llveskin  conscien-
' tlously' swept together all .the dead
, files and carefully tucked them away
j1'    among the raisins.—-New York' Call.
' "V      : .Alfred Budden,
V"In your' moments of relaxation, in
those few hoars- when you -are at >lib-
erty'to ponder "arid- think,'have you
never wondered why or how it is that
the. conditions under, svhiclr you.live
are in -the .main Irksome-arid irritating?. Has it not often occurred to. you
that,-work as you'will,..you cannot
make enough to live-as you know.you
should?,.;-That your wife is notta's well
dressed as'you would have her?; That
your, children are not getting the education and culture you' know is /their
birthright? That your home (the place
so dear to,your heart) is yet lacking
In, many "essent{al3-which go1 tb creating that proper, environment without
which life is hardly tolerable? Are
there not many, many articles of comfort and elegance you have often wished for, and wiBhed for. in vain, knowing that thelimitatlonsof your Income
absolutely forbid the purchasing of
them? How many (books, pictures, furnishings and the thousand- and one articles which go to make up "the houso
beautiful" 'have you coveted, knowing
them to' be beyond your wildest
dreams?   n'
This Is hard, no doubt about It, but
there are, those to whom the purchase
of the next meal or how to collect the
price of a night's lodging are problems
as hard to solve as .the furnishing of
your home is to you. Open your daily
paper, and you will find that the same
irritating conditions prevail > elsewhere, that there is abroad a feeling
of unrest and dissatisfaction which in
many places is causing serious riot
and disturbance. It is pointed out to
you that the bread lines in our great
cities continue to lengthen, that the
ranks of the unemployed are swollen
to amazing,proportions; that.the tenement and' slum .quarters are overcrowded to suffocation, and rotten
with1 filth and'disease. You read that
the dens of prostitution and vice,' the
dives and gambling hells are multiplying' with terrible rapidity; that the
food- stuffs you are forced to buy are
adulterated with vicious dopes and unwholesome embalming fluids, and that
they are put up under conditions absolutely revolting.. You are given to
understand that public men are daily
prostituting their powers and offices
to the services of one or other of the
huge corporations which control the
state. You know that -the government
♦departments and finances are -battened upon by.a horde of insatiable and
voracious parasites whose.sole aim is
•to get rich quick, even,if they wreck
the country-inthe-process. You are
told that the mills and factories are
closed down (because there is a glut of
coal, Iron, of steel, of flour, and of tex->
tile goods.-. iT-hat the -warehouses and
wharves are" overflowing with -manufactured wealth' which" cannot be sold
owing to the lack of foreign markets,
yet, in your ".streets "and upon your
homesteads men" and' women starve
andi die for" lack cf a little of this overplus. You.hear, from every-pulpit in
Christendom priests and ministers expounding the doctrine .of the "Prince
of Peace." yet the nations are engaged
'lh a mad face to outvie'each other In
the building "of. battleships and- the
equipping of mighty, armies. Your periodicals-and magazines are' forever
publishing .- articles. whose .. authors
stand-aghast at the amazing poverty
of the workeTs,.or weep with rage at
the,licentious revels of the ultra-rich.
These utterly diabolical conditions
you know really exist despite the •fu-'
tile va'poringa of pre-election orators,
an4 you. know that they grow steadily
worse instead of better. .What'have
you as a cltlz»n done- to alter these
civil conditions? ,.."■"
You have 'no' doubt ever since you
could use the franchise for one or
other of the historic parties, Liberal
or Conservative, Republican or, De
mocrat, or it may 'be you have given
your vote to some reform government;'
some' peoples'party, or'farmers' political-leagues,'and still, as-I have said
(before, .economic conditions grow
steadily -worse. The conclusion ;is
then.;Justifiable that' the old- parties
either cannot • or will not move'. to
ameliorate existing evils.
Since this is so, since you cannot
refute this plain statement, is it not
time you looked around for some saner/safer system of society than-the
one-we at "present suffer-under? If
this present horrible hurly-burly, this
taurderous, rapacious exploitation of
the worker .by the non-worker'is the
fruit of generations of'Liberal, Conservative or Democratic rule, ia it not
time> you sought out some method of
abolishing it? Por this Is an undeniable fact, that it is the determination1
of the non-worker to exploit the labor'
of the worker which is responsible for
all the misery under which mankind
staggers today-. It,matters not if the
parasite be rich or poor, If he does not
create any wealth he must, ln order to
keep alive, live upon the labor of a
fellow (man. The factory lords, the
oil (barons, and the.captains of Industry, are the exploiters par excellence,
the wealth they have already filched
enabling them to grind the worker to
produce his utmost In their Interests.
-The tramp, the hobo, the convict, the
hold-up man or woman, the sneakthief
must be kept''and are kept out of the
toil of the working class. '
'Politicians have,in the,past and will
In the future tinker with reform; we
have inebriate homes, reformatories,
workhouses, church missions, and
higher tn the scale, railway, commissions, interstate' commerce' commissions, government wheat graders, in-
specters of this and inspectors of that,
anti-trust laws, temperance laws, and
so on, tout still conditions are getting
worse, laws are evaded, inspectors
bribed, commissions defied, all in the
interest of that modern juggernaut
whose name is'profit. These reform
laws must fail in that they are unscientific in conception, clumsy in operation and must be administered by
venal officials. They are efforts to
patch up the effect-.of capitalist, exploitation "while' failing altogether to
reach the cause. '
The foregoing is a gloomy picture,
•but worse is-to follow if capitalism be
hot arrested- in. Its murderous march".
The world- is iface to face with a terrible crisis, 'which, if not rightly dealt
-with; -must'Yinevitably, precipitate a
dire, calamity, a .calamity so vast and
appalling,, so, far-reaching iu its effect
,as to .-plunge mankind into barbaric
conditions once, more.
j.- iBelieve,^e, .this is n<j exaggeration,
no. perverted, dream of a- disordered
mind";- the times are full of signs and
portents. IThe storm clouds are .banking, low and dark upon the horizon,
the, aii4*: is-charged with electric fluid
and the question of the hour is, how
soon will mankind, the worker on the
one'side-and the hired assassin'of
capitalism on the other, be locked'to-
gether in a death struggle? How soon
will revolution, bloody and terrible,
break in upon us?
, There is, however, one gleam of
light in the stygean darkness, one
'beam of hope to which thinkers and
workers look for salvation, and that is
the adoption' and application of common sense economics, in a word, the
system evolved. by the great Karl
'Marx and preached throughout the
world *y the International Socialist
'Party. A system of economics whose
sole aim {a the total elimination of
the practices of usury, of rent, of Interest, and of profit; -whose desire is
to give to the worker all the wealth
he shall produce or the equivalent
thereof, and whose ultimate aim is
the establishment of a co-operative
commonwealth where every man shall
toll, not that he may In time be able
to live upon a fellow man, but that he
may ibe of the greatest use tq the com-1
munlty at large,! .- ,*,
iWJH you not then.spend a little ef
your time in enquiring into the. ways
and means by which such a happy, condition may be realized? Study the
Socialist literature (you can obtain" It
in your own, town' for' the asking);
you will,be confounded by the knowledge of economic conditions possessed by its teachers.
In concluslon,',let me say that if you
will' but join- us, if you will add the
weight of your brains and prestige to
the movement, you will have done
your -part to avert disaster and advance- civilization. You will have
done your all to provide a better state
of society for-your children and their
children, and what more can you do?
—Western (Clarion.
utyno ...Socialist can' possibly ap-
re of any, such object as the" advancement of any philanthropy, however .meritorious it.may be in itself.
Philanthropy retards the progress of
Socialism! This particular scheme is
to help the promotion of the present
commercial" civilization. ~ Its object is
to help the material interests of the
young Christians, and thereby make
them supporters of the present social
system.  *.,','/ '   •
Its object,is to encourage individualism by helping the individual to
better himself for himself rather
than to bettej/- himself and others by a
betterment ' of the social system.
Charity is all right—the: helping of
the. individual in' time of' need and
want—but systematic philanthropy—
the • building of - great philathroplc
structures and endowment of great
philanthropic institutions, other, of
course, than hospitals, which are
charitable-Institutions, is plainly .antagonistic to the only system that will
permanently advance the interests of
each'and every Individual. Socialism
ls the idea!—not .the helping of individual selfishness to a hand to mouth
existence, such as the retainers of the
old feudal lords were doomed to live.
We want a higher civilization than
that of the barons of commercial exploitations.—New York Call.
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The Truth ahout Socialism
From Allan L. Benson's Book
,' The reason you have never gotten
what you want Ls/because 'you_.have
never known how-to get it. You want
the'right, to'work'without being robbed'. (You do not,seem to realize that
it is the.existence of the capitalist sys-
tem that causes you to be robbed. In
an indefinite, sort of way you seem
to believe that it is posslle for a small
class of bondholders and shareholders
before frying or broiling.
They are given a mild
sugar cure and smoked
over hardwood fires.
..,   "jni sarnficaL
"Quality' bur  Hobby"
41 Market Co.
tolive' frrluxufy"without" working and,
at the"; same time.'tase nothing from
the product of your labor. If dividends
grew upon one tree and'wages upon
another, your (belief - would be justified. ' (But, inasmuch as dividends and
wage!" grow- upon the same tree, your,
beli-d' ls not justified. Both are the
products'of.-your labor.- If the bond-
holdeirs.^re to take everything you
produce you would -have nothing. If
you were M take everything you
produce, the bondholders and other
capitalists would have nothing. '
, Such -being the fact,'' what possible
benefit can- come to the American people through the election' to .the Presidency' of 'Woodrow -Wilson? Mr. Wilson is not opposed to the capitalist
system. .He.believes.one class should
own all the great industries of the
country- while another class toils 'In
them.' .Believing thus,, he necessarily
believes ho man has a right tt) work,
however,sore may be his need, unless
some other man thinks he can see a
profit iu hiring him. If he did not so
believe, he would not have, stood for
the presidency upon.the Democratic
platform. Tho Importance of securing
to each Individual the right-to, work
would havo prevented -him from standing, die would have proclaimed to the
country an amendment to the platform
In some such words as these;
"If you elect mo President, t will
urge the passage of a law that will
make it a felofiy for any capitalist to
refuse work at wages representing the
market price of the product, except at
such times as IiIb steel plants,, railroads, or other Industrie?, are running
at full enpneity.",
-Ho would nlso1 have added:
"When a man's right to work Is involved, I caro not whether the man
who hires him makes a profit or not.
Lifo comes (beforo profits. Work
comes boforo Hfo,   I am for mon."
N,dt one word of which Mr. Wilson
over said, Mr, Wilson believes in profits first and life, If at all, afterwards,
He may not boliovo he -dons, but he
does, That l» what His attitude
amounts to, He wants both profits
and lifo ir ho can got thorn. But If
oithor must fall, lt must be life.* Life
muBt always fall when work falls. Mr,
Wilson stands for absolutely nothing
thnt will put tho worker's right to
work before tho capitalist's grood for
profits, Let lilm or any of his friends
point out ix word In his platform, or
ony of his publ'a utterances, to tho
contrary, There Is no such word, bocauso it has never boon spoken or
written by Mr, Wilson cr anybody who
Is back of bim or In front of lilm,
Moro astounding do those facts becomo ns wo consider them. Hero is a
great nation, oagor to earn Its -broad,
Of tho many millions who compoio
this nation, not ono In ton ovor has or
over will receive a profit upon any*-
thing, -Mora thnn nlno-toutliB of our
many millions aro wage-laborer* or
ffuwrs. Nrttitrfillv Ihov mro
ing about profits.   If everybody •woro
.'M.liiUUliiil)     til.y,lJ,\<li    -mi,    ^mhJll     W&ttitl,
nnd tho balance- sheets, nt the ond of
tho yonr, should show not ono dollar
left for dividends, nobody excopt tho
capitalists would shod a tear, 80 llttlo ilo-en tho working class caro noont
f\"«*ftf*)*>« Oft    nn-rty\*», ■**■ t* 1    tr-    *!• >     «• ■'-I !•■ ■**
class thnt tlio right to work, together
with tho right to ba protected from
robbory1; should come ahond of every'
thing olio. Yet this very working
class that caret nothing nbout profits; thnt cares emt needs to care so
much nbout tho continuous right to
wortr: thnt cawr nnd rt*o<1*t to care
•Q'ttuoh about the right to bo pro-
t-Mtsd from robbery—this vory working class «nvfi .Mr. Wilton almost «v-
«tt votth* received I
Ai\o the poopW» of Amtrlcs know how
to Mt whnt tbajr wnntt
Tht p-Mpto of America want the continuous rlKht to worit,
iMr. Wilson" offers them-fine phrases
about the "rule of right" phrases that
Wall "Street applauds because ,Wall
Street knows- such phrases' mean the
continued rule of wrong.'
The people- of America- want the
right to he~ protected from robbery,
and Mr. - Wilson' offers them an antitrust plank, in: which they-.are solemnly assured that -if they will only wait
until Mr. Rockefeller, 'Mr.- Morgan and
TDth"OT~BrmIlar~g«ntlemen~a.re in "jail,
are in
they will be''very happy.
Is it not absurd?' ilnde'ed, -it is not.
It is pitiful. It is -pitiful "that a people
should, so long have been-kept in ignorance of both'the nature of their
social malady,and'lts cure. ■ Yet, how
could they be otherwise than ignorant? They depend for'1 such "information upon, their,1 newspapers, magazines, public officials; and public
speakers. ' Until'recently,'almost all
of these*, sources were; poisoned
agalnst.the people.' They [were poisoned against the people because they
were cpntrolled.'.-in one way or another, by the capitalist class.' They are
still almost all poisoned'in'the interest of the capitalist class. 'The truth
about Socialism')? carefully suppressed. .The raise Is,carefully put fbrward.
•Wrongs are admitted, but rights are
not recognized. ^..The people'-are robbed,' yes—but who robs theiri?' Why,
the. trusts and the, hlgli-tnriff■ gentlemen, 'certainly. Therefore! If we lower the- tariff and place the trust gentlemen ln Jail, wo, shall ba-happy.
Nobody soems moved to recall whether we were happy when the tariff
was low ami there wore no .'trusts
Nobody seems to recall that the
working class hns novor boen happy;
that It has always been tho -prey of
a Tnn&ter class which has resorted
first to ono method and then to another,to plunder. In fact, nobody'but Socialists seems to do any serious thinking until his fuvorlto "radical", President has passod Into history without
doing tho slightest' thing to alleviate
Grover Cleveland was regarded,
each time ho wns elected, as radical,
In Cleveland's tiny, not to bo In favor
of highway robbory In offlco was regarded as proof of radicalism, That
Is why Cleveland's dictum- that "a
public offlco Is a public trust" attracted national attention. It was a now
note. Dut In neither of Cleveland's
torms did ho do anything to Improve
tho condition of tho American pooplo,
Thoy woro ns poor whon ho finally loft
offlco as thoy woro whon ho first took
offlco. -Moreover, thoro was good roason for thoir poverty, -Cleveland nevor
lost an opportunity to betray throw.
Ho sold bonds In secret to Mr, Morgan
to tho groat -profit of Mr, Morgan and
tho grout loss of tho American pooplc.
He hurled troops ngalnst strlkors nnd
placod thousands of deputy United
Stntos Marshals undor tlm orders of
railway, managers' who woro trying to
prevent thoir omp!oy«5s from obtaining
living wngos,
The following report from Comrade
Charles Mussared, correspondent for
the federation of Trades Unions in
South Africa, tells the story of the
cause.for the great miners' strike on
the -Rand which resulted ln open war.
. Of the eighteen miners who formed
the strike committee of the Transvaal
Miners' Association in 1907, thirteen
have since died of phthisis (miners'
consumption).    One was killed In a
mine accident in Canada, one has been
compensated on .account of phthisis,
two are still living but have phthisis,
and one is still working. . . .   What
ghastly, facts! Search the whole world
through, and nothing approaching the
Transvaal   phthisis   terror  could  be
It can be,prevented.
Phthisis, or miners' consumption, is
caused by breathing air poisoned by
the smoke from (powder used In blasting. In order to avoid the deadly results It would be necessary to take
more time, and thus cut into the pro-'
fits of the mine owners. .Working
men's lives, however, count for nothing with the rich capitalists who own
the mines. ,To realize the force of
this statement it is only necessary to-
point out that the total dividends paid
from the mines on the Rand during
the vyear 1912 amounted to the vast
sum of $56,700,126, most of which, tf
not all, was sent out of,the country.—
World," Oakland. •
"The dread terror of the Rand" is
found'in all the mining districts of the
earth. -It is true that where labor fs
organized, legislation Is being enacted
to protect the health of the man who
delves in the bowels ofthe earth.j-But,
regardless of all legislation that has
for its object a purer,, atmosphere for
the miner to work in, yet the -men in
tjieir living tombs in the great mining
dungeons of the earth fall victims to
-this dread < disease that is hurrying
countless thousands of miners to premature graves. ,i'"
' "Here In (America, where the .'people
wKere. labor is equipped. with, a ballot, "the dread terror of the Rand".
stalks like a pestilence, destroying
strong and vigorous men ln the„very
bloom of youth, and the' densely populated cemeteries in close proximity
to every mining camp of magnitude in
America; proves conclusively that
greed for dividends beneath the -flag
of our glorious republic Is destroying
human life just as rapidly- as in the
Rand.                           . '
Capitalism is the same all over the
worlil, and -spares not, when profit Is
at stake.—MlnerB Magazine.
9 9
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Up-to-Date — Every   Convenience.—
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Now Open Under New Management
Four First Class
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ITho first Installation of wireless telephony ln a mine ln Qreat Britain has
been Installed'at Dlnnlngton iMoih Colliery, South Yorkshire, and Is said to
be giving satisfactory- results.' The
system Is the invention of a resident
of Bochum, Westphalia, and has been
adopted In German collieries. The* instruments are similar to those In ordinary uso. Each Is connected by
two wires with a piece ot metal burled
In tho ground, -The wires can also be
attached to tramway rails, water
pipes, etc. At Dlnnlngton instruments
have beon placed at two points—one
In the transformer house near the pit
bottom, and tho other 1,000 yards "table." Conversation hns boon carried'
on botwoon thoBO points as through
an ordinary telephone with tho uso of
only 20 yards of wlro. The system also admits of the use of portable Instruments, weighing nbout 20 pounds
uch, -by means of which It Is possl-blo
to communlcato with tho fixed station
from any part of the mino. All that
is necessary is tor tho operator to attach tho two wires of t.Ho Instrument
to any metallic substance nt hand. Jn
tho ovont of disaster In" a pit minors
entombed by falls would bo able to
communicate w|th other nnrts of the
colllory. In ordinary working tho portable Instruments would he extrom<*ly
useful ,ln tho caso of n breakdown of
tho signaling apparatus, and voni turning could ba carried on while tho repairs wore being done. Tho portazlo
Instrument can also bo usnd In tho
cngo whilo nscondlng or descending
the -shaft, which Ib it groat Improvement on tlio system nr gong signaling
n*w generally In wse.—Tho Cokn nnd
Conl Operator nnd Fuel Magazine.
AIN'T IT 80?
By Sagittarius
Your OBtoemod contemporary, tho
Times, noted In Us Issue of Saturday,
the 15th, that Thomas A. Iluckner's Y.
fit, C, A, nulldlng subscription toam,
_ _.   No. 17, led nil tho other mnlo teams
llrttll. I Irt tlU*   flwrmnt   nf  thn   nnllncftn-Mn   rtt
ported <it tho noon luncheon of tho
Uilt LttU. Wlio U Uoinufl A. Huuk-
nor and how did ho manage to do It?
Ha It first vlco (president of tbo New
York Mfo Assurance Company and be
t<acomplished his feat- -by employing
elarlis of tbo company to solicit con-
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-.UvV-^IAdU^    i.V**-*-     tab**,1*     y#*. * **    «*»*-**    Wvtfcti*   '
employes of tho company I
This Is plainly Impropor—whatever
!hn merits of tho c«uco for which It
ws done, Tho Now York Lifo Insur-
rnco Is a mutunl company and nono
it its clerks should bn uspd for any
purposft ssvo tho work of tho com*
pany. Vor |« It becoming to soMctt
lenrt-voluntsry contrlbntlont frow Ita
rWks—"who th»N»bv fool ttnfl«r 1 rr»v
mro to glvo something. Tha miy proper procedure for tho rslalujr of mon-
f y In such a «sa« la to p!ac» contrtbu-
tion boxes In public plae«s and Isava
tha giving to the pura toitUtlra and
Inclination of «acb Individual
r1-. -   i-gt .
Ladies' and Gent's
Costumes & Suits
to measure   .   .   .
Fit guaranteed . .
Suits and Overcoats
from $25.00
DeBurle & Birkbeck
Next Calgary Meat Market
P. O. Box 544     -      Fernie, B. C.
By Will 8ummerbell
Just toll tho mnn with tho horny (palm
Tli iv t all ho grows on his little farm
Should bnlong to him,
What the landlord gets Is only graft;
you're daft
You can see by his smllo ho thlnkB
Or your wits arc dim.
Tako tho mwi who, by study, skill nnd
Mako all tho things wo uso nnd wear,
.And Hum «*!*. it fraction.
If yoii hint that tlio balnnro -belong lo
tho workors,
Thoy Inform you of nil tho rights of
tho shlrkors
.    To thoir lawful abstraction.
Or you talk finance to aomo de»A
11 broke mult,
Ho tolls you your money works If yon
It away In tho bank.
If you nrguo thnt evoii ono pur cont
la mwti thoft like profit mid ront,
■Then you'r-c n 'vnav <tiiiiU."
nut propound aomo vadium* platitude
Anent th* stupendoiiR in:u'.n.nnio
Of mir froo and affluent nation
That fortune rewards sll who ntplr*.
Thoy awallow the bunk, and than ad-
Ttour obvious "education,"
Insurance, Real Estate
and Loans
Money to Loan on first class Business and Residential property
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Best of Accommodation
11 We cater to the workingman's trade
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off your bill any item of lumber not
found Just as we represented. There
is no hocus pocus in
This Lumber Business
When you wasi 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.   ,
—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,
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Where the So&miM
Steam Heated Throughout
Electric Lighted
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Rates $2.50 per day
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Imperial Bank of Canada
$10,000,000 '  .Capital Paid Up ...\.       6,025,000
Total Assets      72,000,000
Capital -Authorized ..
Reserve and Undlvid-
ed Profits ..-.,..,...    8,100,000
.   D. R; WILKIE; President HON. ROBT JAFFRAY, Vlce-Pres.
Arrowhead, Cranbrook, Fernie, Golden,   Kamloops,   Michel,   Nelson,..
'  o     -     Revelstoke, Vancouver and Victoria.   ,"
Interest allowed on deposits at current rat* from date of deposit.
.,-   " - •' *, '■
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L., President
General Mnnitfer Assistant General Manager
CAPITAL, $15,000,000 REST, $12,500,000
Accounts may be opened at every branch of- The Canadian
Bank of Commerce to be operated by mail, and will receive the
same careful attention as Is given to all other departments of the
Bank's business. Money may, bc deposited or withdrawn in this
way as satisfactorily as by a personal visit to the Bank.
L. A. 8. DACK, Manager. FCRNIF   BHANCH
By all odds the hardest proposition
for the Socialist.to go up against is
tho gentle, kindly, well-meaning,- charitable reformer, who has achieved a
popular reputation for "goodness,"
and who is enabled .thereby to publicly make the most silly, piffling, hackneyed statements, and get away with
them unchallenged. „ ',        *.'-
Just as "a soft answer turneth^away
wrath," so a soft, fatuous statement or
advice is conventionally supposed ,to
pass unchallenged.because* of the extra good intentions that inspire it.
Nobody but a callous, hard-hearted,
materialistic brute would dare, for instance, to tell a good Jady 'like -Miss
Jane Adda-ms, to her face,- that she
was talking vapid nonsense. Every-"
body within hearing' would jump oh
him, even those that secretly agreed
with him,.
Speaking at the annual conyentlon
of the -National Association of .Garment Manufacturers the other day,
'this estimable' lady imparted ,to the
sweaters the- secret of how to avoid
strikes in their establishment.
"If you pay better wages," she declared, "you will.get a better type of
girl worker, and 1 can tell you that as
soon as wages-go up,'the efficiency
of your; plants will be increased. 'Make
your,girls understand that increased
skill means increased 'wages, and you'
will .solve your labor problem."
She was not contradicted-. Nohody
even laughed. They were too polite
to take issue with the good and gentle
Jane. ,They knew she meant well.
■They had heard that sort of thing a
thousand times before and knew there
was 'nothing to it;1 that it was nothing
more than the prescribed reform calisthenics; a saintly lady getting her accustomed exercise by whipping a mystical devil around a metaphysical
Had a Socialist, within hearing, ventured to indulge even in the mildest
ridicule of the good- lady's .statement,
every one of those chivalrous garment
manufacturers would,have jumped on
him .with, both' toot^-A^ < ■•   •
- iBut if- the same argument was made
by the girls' in- any of their sweatshops; -they would openly- laugh it to
scorn., ,"   /" V
As a matter of fact, it is a favorite
trade union argument, and it has been
put forward thousands and thousands
of -times, (but it" has- never convinced
the employers, and it never will. They
know only,too well that the entire
art and craft of "business," successfully conducted, consists in getting increased efficiency without increasing
wages.'/tliat wages are to be reduced
wherever' possible, instead of increased; that Increased wages mean decreased ,prdf its; that the trick of extracting .profit from "piece-work" consists-in. a ^continual endeavor to increase the output while decreasing the
price paid as wages; that the promise
df.hlg wages'at first-is only a bait dangled before the worker to Increase efficiency, and\to he1 whisked away when
the efficiency is obtained. That is
how the girls are to lie made "understand that Increased efficiency means
Increased wages."    '
Miss Addams, gentle, trustful, kindly, creature that she is, doesn't'know
these things, and there isn't a garment manufacturer who for a moment
would think' of coarsely and brutally
hurting her sensitive feelings iby telling her of thfe actual-conditions.
■ But the callous, ill-mannered,' brutal
Socialist, with his.utter lack of delicacy and His -uncouth habit of riding
roughshod over the- feelings of the
most estimable of human kind,, blurts
itouf, and getsin;bad with everybody
in consequence, bringing:'tears of reproach to the gentle "eyes of-reformers, and even provoking the sweatshop
exploiters to the point of lynching him
.for his lack of manners: -
It may, sound paradoxical,1, but the
reformer" of the softest,' gentlest and
most kindly type Is at the.same time
the toughest proposition the.Socialist
has to encounter.' •'' --„-•,,
Accidents inx
Coal Mines
Lack of comparable and accurate
statistics of coal mine accidents in
■the United -States has led the Bureau
of 'Mines to collect,such data, and the
results have 'been compiled' by F. W.
Horton and published in .Bulletin No.
69, entitled, "Coal '.Mine (Accidents in
■the United States and Foreign Countries," just'issued.'   .•'"'"' v --   -i-
•This report shows that during 1912
2,360 men were killed in'.the coal
mines of the United States as compared- with 2,719 for 1911, and that
the fatality rate was lowered from 3.73
in'1911 to 3.15 per 1,000 men employed
in 1912.- The report' contains" statistical information concerning the -pro-
number of, men 'killed In each State
since 1896. From ,1896 to 1907 the
number of men killed per 1,000 employed gradually, increased with only
slight fluctuation;'the numher' killed
iper 1,000,000 short tons also increased,
.but. the rate fluctuated over a wider
. During this 12-year period the increase in death rate was accompanied
hy an enormous increase ln production of coal. , In 1896 the output was
191,986,000 tons, ln 1907 480,363,000
tons, an increase of over 150 per cent.
In 1896 each man employed produced
2.64 tons coal ,per. day, ,in 1907 3.06,
tons, an increase of 16 per.cent. Since
1907 there has been a marked de-.
crease ln number of fatalities at and
in coal mines.
This general improvement has -been
brought about'by a combination of
■causes, principal among which has
been more efficient and effective In-
spectlon on the part of State mining
departments and State 'Mine Inspectors throughout the country, supplemented by greater care on tho part of
operators nnd the minors, The investigative and educational work ot the
Bureau of iMln'os has kept the operator nnd the miner alive to dangers
connected with coal mining, and-has
shown what precautions should ho
taken to avoid thoso dangers. As a
result of these educational features
mining companies are organizing safety committees} ' providing emergency
hospltnlB; training mon In first aid
nnd rescue work, so thnt, In case of
dlsfiHtcr, they aro equipped to copo
with uny ordinary jyeldont,     ,   .
Thn fatality rntes ln a nunnlior of
forolgn countries covering 10 yenrs,
I'.iOl to 1010 Inclusive, nro ns follojwp:,
drpnt Britain, IM. per 1,000 mnn
I omployod;   flormnny,'   2.U;   France,
; l.r.0; llolcjluin, 1.0*2: Japan, 2.92; Ana-
! ti-In.   1.0-1;   India,   O.Ofl;   Now   South
\V:ili>«,   1.71;   Vovil   Pcntln,   »fi";   (ho
rnto for. thn. Unltod Btulos wns -3,7-1,
Thn low fn till Ity riitnH lu forolun conn-
trios may lie accounted for lnr-8-uly by
reason of (he fact thnt conl mino In-
Hpontlon has beon In oporntlon muoh
loiiRor than Sn thn Unltod Hint us.   In
(li-nut .Britain conl mino necident stn-
tlstirs lmvo boon oolleotod, pnbllslind
and   studied   slnco  'ISM;   In   Fninco
slnco 18fi!l; In Austria Rlncn 187.r>; In
Notice Is liorehy given that, ix Dividend at tho rato of
tioven por■ cunt (7 p. c.) por annum upon tho paid-up Uipltnl
liiock ol IIiIh Hank has hctm declared for tho throo months
finding tho ,'IQtli of Novombor, I'Jia, and that tho namo will hi
payable at lu I loud Offlco ami Brunches on nnd aftor Monday, lst Du-comber, 1013. Tho Transfer Books will be closod
from the Kith to the HOUi Novombor, 1013, (both dnys Inclusive,
• By Order of tho Board,
Genera! Mnnnuer,*
Toronto. Oetobw 23rd. 1013.
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Oath Prleet
MEN'S HALF SOLES, nailed on  85c pair
MEN'S HEELS, nsllsd on;; ,,.,,. 40e pair
WOMEN'S HALF SOLES, nailed on  «0c pair
WOMEN'S HEELS, n.llid on   25c pair
u^N«?,^.B»BER H,BU8 "'••'  "UM'''
MENS RUBBER HEELS"..........., ...,,.,... BOc pair
Th* idbov* priest art lor very bett work and material.   Figure
It out, and tee If It .won't pay you to patronise the O, K. Shop.
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Germany since 1852', in Belgium since
1831.- ,' "... ;\ 7
. A chronological list of the more disastrous coal, mine' accidents in.' the
United' States-shows .'that 275 accidents" have occurred " since ; 1839 . in
which five or, more men were killed at
one time, representing a total pf 6,777
fatalities/ .Of^these,''accidents .there
were ,135 that killed from five.to.1nine
men each.'a'total of 859';,8'2 that-killed
from 10 to 24 men eachj-a*total of 1,-
237; 25 that"-killed from,25,to-49 men
each, a•'total of 870;- '18'; tliat': Killed
from 50 .'to ,99 men each/aVtbtal'of 1,-
etc., f hayi-«ndr.- clover,. alfalfa; ***? fodder
2^^ndt8'lIsar ibeets) ls Placed;'at-8?
693,000 acres and the total.value of tie
products from this area at $187,-399-100'
The estimated total yields and values
of these crops are: potatoes, 76,720,000
bushels, value $37,379,000; turnips and
other.roote; 73,090,000 (bushels,'"value
J20.103.O00;;;hay, aM clover, 10,050,000
tons, value, $114,789,000," fodder corn,
2,436,303.tons, value ?U,273,500:-alfalfa, 251,700;,,tons, value ?2,895',600- aud'
sugar Ibeefs 161,000 tons, value |959,-
000., These (figures are provisional; as
finally corrected returns, based on the
census'oM&ll, will be .available for
publication .at the -end ot\Jhe year.
The average, yields per-acre for the
Dominion are reported aa'165.85--bush-
els for -potatoes as compared "with
172.19 bushels last year, 354.12 bushels
for (turnips and other Toots as comipar-
ed with 402.51, 1.32-tou for, hay-and
clover as compared with 1.47 ton, 8.64
tons for fodder cqrnl as.compared.with
10.26,-and-2.44 tons for.alfalfa as compared with 2.79. It will be recalled
that- last year's wet season was es-
ipecially favorable for roots and fodder
■In quality all these crops are marked as about 90or above 90 per,cent of
the standard, excepting fodder' corn,
which is 85. .,
The potato yield is highest, in 'Mew
Brunswick, 244 bushels, aud lowest in
Ontario, 119cbushels. The area estimated to -ho sown to fall wheat for the
crop-of-1914 totals 1,006,700 acres,,as
compared with ' 1.086,800 acres,, the
area estimated to have ibeen sown In
1912 for 1913. This represents a net
diminution for the five provinces of
Ontario; Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia of 80,100
acre's or 7,37 per cent. Ontario, where
nearly seven-tenths t of the - crop is
grown,-remains practically stationary,
the estimated total reduction- being
only 2,000 acres from 696,000 acres.
There is a diminution of 1,100 acres in
the two proA'inces of Manitoba and
British Columbia, offset by am increase
of 6,000 acres, making 78,000 acres in
Saskatchewan. The bulk of the reduc
tion is therefore In Alberta, where the
acreage is estimated as 229,000 as
against 312,000, or a decrease of 83,000
acres—nearly 27 per cent. , Correspondents attribute* this decrease to
the excessive amount of winter killing
of fall wheat during the last three
•years Inv consequence of which many
-farmers have given up this crop altogether. , The condition of fall wheat
for all Canada averages 93.74 per cent
of a standard, 'Manitoba and Saskatchewan showing the best condition
with 95 and 96 points respectively.
The percentage of fall plowing completed compares' well with last year,
'when, however, the conditions' were
exceptionally unfavorable. The percentage ranges from the lowest of '30
In Saskatchewan to the highest of 70
in Quebec. In Manitoba and Alberta
the respective percentages are 58 compared- with 27 last year and 44 compared with 24. -
• 'As' compared with 1912 all the provinces devoted a smaller area to summer fallowing excepting Prince, Edward-Island and the three .Northwest
'provinces, where the increased .per-
'centages ar^'.from 2" -to 5.' , ' "
;•-■'■ . . •, -ARCHIBALD, BLUE, ■
Chief- Officer.
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-' A book of 96 pagea, fulljr fflus-   .
( tratedJ   GameLawi revised to'
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Industry, also our " Up*to-tbe- ^>
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221; l'What killed from a0p,t6l99,men(   BUSINESS  MEN   DECLARE  WAR
each, a total of 1,534;-, three that-killed ]    - 	
G95; and one that killed''361jm6n',
Of these larger disasters.-.gas "and
coal- dust explosions-caused "18''acci-
dents "and 5,111 deaths,; or ov*6r--three-
fourths "of the total .number 'of -men
killed. , The next greatest -number of
.deaths was from'mine fi,refj,;;whioh,
caused the loss of l;0fc$ '-llyJEis,' or over
15 per cent of the tot^'humber'Mlled,
by 33 separate accid-pijI&'rJitmay thus
be.Been that accldentSj/hrom gas:.and
coal dust explosloni* 'ftndty mine fires
account for more thari^O por.'cent-of
the total number -of ^mefa killed'In-
these large accidents;'although1 falls of.
roof, pillars and wall claim nearly 50
per cent ot the total fatalities.'.'':;'",,
. Copies of this bulletin'may-'be'obtained by addressing the Director, 'Bureau of Mines, Washington, D, C—
Tho Coal and Coke Operator and Fuel
Wm. Thompson
No nood having piles any longer!
No nood of auSorlng another day!
Btoaras' Pilo Remedy,,(complete wltu
tubo) will help you or IT COSTS
Ui(y lately dlsoovorod, hfgh>prlced Ad-
renalln Chlorldo with othor powerful
curntlvo principles, end IT STOPS
So stiro nro wo that Stearns' Fllo
Remedy will lionoflt you that wo
you am not satUfled. * ,  *   •
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Wo bare the occlusive ageney.
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B. C.
By Instructions of thc Hon. -Minister of Agriculture a distribution of superior sorts of grain and- potatoes will
be made during the coming winter an'd
spring to Canadian farmors. The sunn-
epics for gonornl distribution, will consist of spring wheat (5 lbs,)," whito
oats (1 lbs.), -barley' (5,lbs.), and flold
peas (,'i lbs.). These will be sent out
from Ottawa. A distribution of -potatoes (in 3 lb. wimples) will bo carried
on from several of, tho experimental
farms, tho Central Farm at Ottawa
supplying only tho .provinces or On-
Inrlo and Quebec. All /wimples will
Om Rent frco, by mall.
Applicants must glvun particulars In
l'fiKiinl to the soil on Ihelrsfarms, nnd
some account of tliolr experience with
hiich kinds of ({ruin (or potatoes) ns
tliey have grown, ho tlmt n promising
surL for UiijIi' coiiilllioiift may Ut mi.
Knch nptillcntlon must ho sopnrnte
and must bo slKncd by tlio nppllcnnt,
Only ono sample of grain and onn of
potntoc'H cnn ho sent to wich 'fnnn.
Applications on nny kind of printed
form ennnot bo ncceptoil, If two or
moro Bfimplos nro nsliod for In tlm
Hiimn littler only ono will bo sent.
An tho supply or seed Is limited,
fnrmers nro advlsod to apply onrly;
but thfi appllentlons will not nocpHsnr-
liy ho filled In tlio exnet order In
which thoy. nro rwnlvnil, iProfnroncn
will always bo given to tho moBt
thoughtful nnd explicit requests. A<p<
plications rooolvod nftor tho qml of
January will probnbly be too lato.
All applications for grain (and applications from the provinces of Ontario and Qtioboc for potatoes) should
bo nddrossod to tho Dominion Coroal-
Ist, Contra! Kxporlmontal Tarm. Ottawa. -Such appllentlons roqulro no
postage If otherwise Addrwswl delay and disappointment mny occur.
AppnciuioiiB, ior (potatoes, Irom far-
morii In nny othnr j^rovlncc-u Vhould Ite
nddressed (riostnite prepaid) to tho
Suporlntendont of the nearest Branch
Rxperlmontal Farm In that provinco.
Ulroetor Horolnlon Hxiperlmbntnl
■   Fnrmo
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f The "Western' Federation of Miners
a short time ago esta-blished stores in
the copper mining district of Michigan.- 'The officials having the strike
in charge discovered- that purchasing
supplies for -the strikers at retail prices in the, different minjng camps of
the strike zone meant a vast expenditure of money, and.,as a master of
economy reached the conclusion that
the organization must 'establish "mercantile institutions of Ub own, in order that the strikers might he furnished the necessities of life at wholesale prices.
This action on the part of the offlj
clals of the Western vFederatlon of
Miners aroused the indignation of the
business anen who have decreed that
this organization must Ibe" driven from
the coppor district of 'Michigan, "The
following in .the press dispatches from
Michigan Bhows the animus of tho business men, quel likewise shows that
these mercenary exploiters are following the same road- to ruin that was
travelled by the business men of the
Cripple Creek district, who organized
a Citizens' Alliance as an adjunct to
tjie 'Mine Operators' Association.
'The dispatch Is as follows:
Calumet, Mich., Nov. 10,—An organization, to bo known ns'the Citizens'
Alllanoe, having for Us principal objects tho elimination of the Western
Moderation of Minors from tho copper
strlko district and tlio ending of tho
strike now in progress slnco July 23,
Is foi'inilng ln the strike zone among
men from nil walks of life.
"Several thousand citizens have already- signed the membership lists.
The-membership pledge denounces the
Western Federation of -MlnorB.ns a
monaco to tho futuro wolfnro und prosperity of tho district nnd ob opposed
to good government and good citizen-
"Tho nlllnnco purposes to make it-
Holf folt, mh a Hirong moral forco nnd
also mntcnlnlly to assist strikers who
return lo work to regain what thoy
hnvn losi lu tlio Btrlko and r«>l|nve
nny distress which may follow the
period of idleness,"
ThiH combination proposes to assist,
tho strikers wlio l'oLuni to work, but
the men who make up this combination in Iho very 'beginning, of thu
strike shut off nil credit to tho strikers, who hail boon tlieir patrons for
years. Tlio -business mon ontertnlnod
the opinion that concerted aclloii
among tlio merchants In denying credit, tho HtrlkorB would ho forced bnelc
into tliu minus nt the terms dictated
by Lord MoNaugliton of the Calumet
& lioela,
Hut tho business mon, ln their effort
to starve tho strikers back to work,
wore doomed to disappointment, and
tliolr lato effort to drlvo the Western
Federation of Minors from 'Michigan
will likewise moot with failure. Unionism Juts corno to stay ln tho -coppor
sono of Michigan, and unionism will
hr» ttiflrft'whiHi thn m<*>rr*»nnrw'niAh
known as a Citizens' Alliance, will .bo
dtad ua,} biiil'tl mill ui*i*tcuv*l iii uoiiti,
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OTTAWA, Nov; Jfi.—Tho Census
and Statistic* Offlco haa issued today
tho usual bulletin upon agricultural
■renditions throughout CnnnAn nit reported by correspondents *t tho end
of.October. The r*port rlvaa estl-
inaUtf, of tin* «reas, yields and vftlnos
Of root and fodder crop*, of the area
sown to-fall wheat for next year's harvest, of the proportions of plowing
completed this f«l) and of the acreage
anmmer fallowed, ljfi 18IJ,
The total area pder root and fo4-
der crops (potsfo^ tnmfp*, mflngwM#,
Wrltlnst of the Kreat wass meetlns;
In bon(Um -flturiflTiairif the release ot
the- Dublin agitator, Urkln, -the London Dally.-Herald quotes the -follow*
lng from tha Dally Sketch, which
shows that tempers nro rising to tho
danger .point In tho world's metropolis: ,*• -
Yoii- remember Mmo. D-ofs'im
whoso husband kept a llttlo wine shop
In the back street* of Parlst  She
w;i* v&y ludiuU'louii, and mIi* knitted
>.:,,:.i".-:...ju^—u ^—_	
aafebbr ww.Mnin, cun« uidt, »n«J httU
tn t»n».
nil-the time. She knitted;Into, her
socks a registe'r of all the tyrants of
Prance. And when -tho revolution
.broke out these tyrants were hugged
by IMme. La Guillotine, .and their
heads were stuck on the palings with
straw >between their teeth, . Mme. De-
forge's knitting was their sentence' of
I want to tell you that I have seen
-Mme. Defarge's daughter ln London.
She was at the Albert Hall on Saturday night, wearfng the little red cap
of the revolution. Thero were,scores
of her, possibly hundreds, and as the
little red caps bobbed about among
the seething crowd of robolB lt seemed
to mo llko the,red lights on the,tops
of the bouys that mark out,a dangerous sen. That little red cap ls the
symbol of peril at your doors.   ,
War—War to the Knlfo
-Mmo. Defarge's daughtor had a
sweet face and a rod sash. Sometimes she had u red bandage round
her arm. Thnt bandage on the white
sleeve seemed awful to me, lt reminded mu somehow ol! democracy lu
tho trenches and socloty'nt bay, 'It
make mo think of'lima. La Oulllotlno.
.\lmo. Dorarge'B daughtor had left hor
knitting ut homo, but ovory tlmo sho
exrhiinwd M. ",11m" Larkin picture for
a workman's hard earned shilling It
mount, to hur another blow struck at
tho tyrant who is somo lime to bo laid
Fierce talk of murder and hanging
mmlu no Impression on .Mme. Defarge's daughter. Tho anger and ribaldry of the ltullory wero lost on hor,
l'etlilck Uiwronco avowed his hollel'
In Hod, "Who's IloV" domimdod u
milo voice up above, Tho sweot face
under the rod cap betrayed na feeling
of revulsion. Sho may not hnvo sym-
pathlKod with tlio rudo voice, but at
least sho understood, She Is steolhiK
her consolous for tho final overthrow
of things as thoy are, Sho hns no Illusions about tho dread miiantng of
hor llttlo rod cap.
I havo soon many a turbulent crowd
tn tlmos of Industrial strife, but novor
a crowd In such an ugly torapor as
that which seemed to surgo about mo
whon moving pictures of tho Hand
strlko woro being shown. Kvery
blow struck by a (policeman's .baton
rouseu tuo vtjry uovu m tne unmet* vl
thtu'p thorn'onna of rtAu*.V'. Mmr. TV>-
fargo'B daughter was thrlllod to tho
depths ot her (being,
Lucky for Mlml
If Lord Gladstone had boon In tho
Albert Hall on 'Saturday night hia-life
ti* ah 1.1   v» *\\    \i n i>^i    1, « fi*.*,    tv-flli    to    ** ? n 111 A ' H
)    f«t*    *■» v -»    w>* I Si     *UV^4      l»><(  *m    **>    -»■*•«*■*•■«■*■••
purchase, I waa glad tho police wore
out of sight—!k hundred of them, cow.
erlng In the darkness of a ntablo yard
away behind the baok of tho hall.
Thero were hlssos for.tho King, .by
tho way, at this rebel rally, and cheers
for King Larkin, #
When nerf. yon toll yonr frf»nd» at
tho club how you would * manhandle
tho auffragiBtB it you were -Wr. Mc-
Konna, Just think of Miss Defame, of
Bow and Bromley. She'* done a lot
of knitting. Her little red cap It a
danger lamp.  Take heed I
Larkin, as evory one knows, has
been released, 'but thfi- knitting gow
on. There is need for It In the future.
—N*w York Call,
TO INVOLVE 1,660,000 MEN
„, An Idea ot what Ib implied'by the decision of the miners' conference ln favor o'f a working alliance between miners, railway workers, and transport
workers, says tho Dally Herald, London, Bug., may ibo gathered from the
following statement, showing tho number and membership of the unions af-
feoter, Jhoir' membership and funds.
'' Separate Member-
.'Group Unions      ship
Miners    10        830,000
Hallway workers ....     3       320,000
Transport -workers ...   38       510,000
Totals  ........;     40      1.GG0.000
'Funds in the various treasuries
amount to £8,600,000.
. Though no definite action will *bo
taken by the othor unions affected un.
til tho matter has been regularized by
nn Invitation from tho minors, no
difficulty will ibo found in (bringing
bnout a conference to discuss the
What, tho promoters of, tho present-
-nlllnnco aim nt Is Buch a change In
organization as would mnko lt iiobbI-
'bio for a 1,1 sections of thoso workers
to act in concert, formulntihK iholr do-'
iiiuikIh ior improved conditions in consultation, so that In the'event of a
Htrlko bolng necessary It should ho ix
simultaneous onn,
For Weak Men
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Be Strong and Vigorous
Wo,havo in our paiiauion a pro*
Morlptlon for norvoun nobility, laok of
vigor, weakened mnnhood, falling mom-
riKiji in tnoir own
ly nriitlMnnftl h*Mi> or
oi-y nnd lame back, brought on by ox-
obm-os, unnatural aralm, or the follies
of vniitli, thnt hnn <>ori*A nn -miinv woni
MiKt nervuui mon, rl
hnmen—wlMmiit nrty
in«iui*ttine~uiai wo.think every man
who wIhiiok to ronnln nlo manly power
Hnd virility, quickly nnd quietly, should
have a copy. Ho we hav* determined tn
■end a copy of the prenorlptlon free of
aliargo, In u plnln, ordinary soalod on-,
velono to any man who will writs us
for It.
'.Hiiii pre*orl])ilon oornoe from n nhy-
tlelan who lis* mado e ipeolal study of
men, and wo are convinced It Is tha
■urest-aotlng combination for tha euro
of deficient manhood and vigor failure
ever put together,   •
We think we owe It to our'fellow
man to send them a copy In confidence
■o that any man anywhere who li weak
and dlieouraged with repeated failure*
may elup drugging lilmnelt with Harm
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List of Locals District 18
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See. and P. C;. Addjeie
*_ _    , ---• VVuuauuy, UuDKhoad, Alta,
SlZi.         i L™%™> **>«■ P'«*. 'i* Tiuclitif, AIU.
ii®,lovUo 'Tninou Burko, nox 30, Dollovuo, Alta.
"Wnnore W. L. Hvanii, Blnlrmoro, Alta.
5B™,",1'.' T. 0, Hnrrloa, PaHBbur/r, Altn.
carbondale j, Mltcholl, Carbondale, Coloman, Alta.
^tt!m,oro Michael Wnrren. Cnnmoro. Altn.
^ui-ouAau ,,,.,). Johnstone, Colomnn, Altn,
Sorbin J. JonoB, Corbin, D, C.
Cblriook Mlno»...;....Jn«. Homo, Chinook, vin Diamond Oily, Alta.
niamond City J, B, Thornhlll, Diamond City. Uthbi'ldio.'
l^ Thoi. Uphill, Pernle, n. 0.
fn'n* Kvan Morgan, Prank, Alta.
Hosmer,. ••*., , W. Daldoratone, Hoimor, n, C.
nillcreat .Tax. Gorton, Hllleroat, Alta.
J-!Sr!'!,a,« «/•:""U Moor6' mi Buth A™>"«. N. Leth bridge.
Wthbrldeo Colltorlcsi.. Prank Burrlitgliam, Conlhuret, Alta.
8820,,Maplo Loaf T. 0. Harrlee, Pnaabur^ Alta.
Michel v.if, Aimer, Mlchol, B. C.
Monarch Mine Wm. Hynd, Blcan P. 0„ Taber, Altn,
Paiiburar., T, 0, Harrier, Paiabunr, Alta,
Royal View...........Geo. Jordan, Hoyal Colllerlei, Uthbrldre, Alt*.
Taber -.,,, , A. Pattoron, Taber, Alta.
■ -A society is beinfe formed iu Mout-
veai to provide free law. advice to poor
people. Philanthropic la<il6s and-gentlemen who realize that the -poor have
ao .show before the capitalist courts'
of .Montreal, find their Hearts moved
with pity. Consequently they are preparing a way for the poor to go to-a
lawyer and find out their rights.; -
', This society, looks as-though Social-
ism .was getting a great hold in Montreal, to the unthinking person,,1 free
law for the poor seems to 'be very socialistic. '
■As a matter of fact, free law for the
poor has very little to do with Social-
ism. It is a capitalist device to .bolster up the toppling capitalist system.
,. -We1 attack the system whereby one
class own the means which another
class require to produce wealth,
'.. The working class have nothing to
sell but themselves. They" sell themselves, duy by day, year -by year, to
the owners of -capital, and they get a
wage upon which they can barely exist. All the working class produce beyond a bare living wage goes to the
owners of capital.
The whole system of laws now in
force keep the working class poor.
Socialists say, "Let us wakon the
working class so they may seo their
own interest, vote for their interests,
capture tho -legislative bodies ot Canada, and change the whole system of
laws so that the capitalist class will
cease to own the means which the
workers need to produce wealth
We attack the laws as fundamentally unjust.     ,        -     •
■The new society- in 'Montreal does
not attack the laws at all. It simply
■provides means whereby ipoor people
—the robbed-producing class, can find'
just what the law is without cost to
thein.    .
Socialists . say the unjust' laws
should ibe abolished. -. The new Montreal society says it will ibe of great,
benefit to the poor -robbed workers to
•be'told just -what unjust laws are in
The free law society of Montreal is
as far from being Socialistic as the
devil who lets bis subjects know what
■the rules of-hell are is from being an
angel of heaven.—Cotton's Weekly.
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•By a vote of 193 to 15, the delegates
to the annual convention of the'Am-<
erlcan Federation of Labor, at Seattle,
decided .that the time wa$ not ripe as
yet for the creation by its 'body of a
political party' distinctly committed to
representing -and - enforcing the demands of labor. The old policy of the
A. iF, of L. wa!s indorsed and "labor's
nonpartisan political position" was recommended' for continuation and development, the convention- declaring
that it was confident that "when our
■-present—"political-activities- nave^suit-
ably matured, a new political-.party
will -be the logical result." This party'
was described in very brief terms, but
sufficiently to show that the overthrown'the.capitalist system would
have no place in its program. ■. .
That only fifteen delegates.voted
against "this, statement-of position and
policy shows, of course, that the Socialists in the convention voted for it.
The launching of such a party,
•which is certainly nothing more than
a reform party, they probably considered as rather useless than premature.
For it Is practically certain df such &
party- could' ibe launched at all, that it-
would' be instantly swallowed by one
or other,of tbe'capltalist'parties. Such
local labor parties as have been formed by unionists or union leaders committed to the general policy of the- A.
'F. of L. have always met that fate,
and, Indeed, ln most cases wore balled
into being, deliberately for no other
The creation of such a party ns the
federation has In -.mind, is In reality
impossible, -Socialism already -hns top
much headway. Far from 'being "premature" or a thing of tho futuro, the
chance to croato such a party ls forever past. Thoro may perhaps ho ono
mich party, not. the Socialist party,
formed, and posing for a tlmo as a
"Iwbor party," bnt 1-t will not bo tho
creation of the A., F. of L„ but of tho
Roman Church, The warning of tho
formation of "Christian Unions," given on tho floor of tho convontlon a
day or two -previously by- Ulsliop Oar-
roll -and Father Dtoiz, foreshadows tho
materialization of that particular-"labor" party,» And whilo tho A, F, of L,
holds back und contents ltsolf with declaring the formation of Its own labor
party promaturo, tho church may lmvo
a dlfforont Idea, and may forco thorn
to mako a choico botwoon tho Socialist party and a political parly of Its
own creation formod around tlio
''Christian unions" as a nucleus, And
tho clmncoH right now nro a thousand
to ono that this vory thing will tako
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the Province of Drltlih Columbia, may
i  iiimiiiH   riwiua  ui   um  l	
 In Manitoba, Boketchewin and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, tho North
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Application for a lenvo mint he made
y   the   applicant   '
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the   applicant  "in" pei-aori   tq  the
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U.o Vei»u(, optraUpK the mine ttinW
rurnlah the Agent with aworn vaturna
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What's the Matter
Wiih Fernie ?
It Is almost inconceivable that a
city like -Pennlo, with a population of
approsim'fijtoly 0,000 -souls, should be
so apparently devoid of -the s-portlni?
Instinct, ancl not -only ^hat, but a disregard for the progress of tho town
both ln the commercial and sport
worlds, as to remain absolutely dor-
mant when a hockey itoam of the class
that tho local boys havo proved themselves to bo In, should have to practically glvo up nil hopo of going on tho
Ico—us a team—this winter,
Throo mootlngs havo boon called
within tho last two weeks, nnd .the
only attendnnco was four or flvo of
itho plnyors thomsolvos.
Look nt Tabor. That (own got moro
advertising out of tho Chefs' victories
Inst winter thhn All tho' publicity
bureau'-H campalgn-H for 'the pnBt
ton yoars put together. What oarthly
reason can thoro be for a town
llko -I.\>rn!o to show such apathy?
flTako Colomnn, Blalrmoro or Prank,
towns with aii uvorngo population
of about 1200, Tboy got togothor nt
tho first approach of wlntor, form a
loaguo, and Bhow tho truo sporting
-aiilrlt, for ithoy nil got out and support
thoir homo team nnd, In fact, during
tlio sonHon, thoy go absolutely hockey
mnd, That spirit should prevail lu
I'ornlo, Last yonr It was tho samu
story. Mr. Dimlop and the rest of tho
plnyors hnd to orgnnlxo thn -team them-
hoIvos, pny nil thoJr own oxponHOH, nnd
ns a ijmttor fact, moroly fo play for
the lovo of tho game and tho glory of
tliolr town, tho coat to them was In
tho neighborhood of $300, Ih that
Tho wrltor wns In "ninlrmoro last
wlntor, when tlio hockey (luotttlon wah
branched and, no soonor said Umm
done, /Throo or four onorgotlo onthu-
fdnstH won! iirnunrt thi* tnwn nml lit
two dayB hnd colloctod -lino on volun-
lur, uuhurlitilui.il. .i.tjii.; ,uni so du ati
tho plnyors thomBolvcH woro concerned, tho Bonson cost thorn not tx cont In
expenses lu connection with tho gnmo.
It is not to bo uxpoctod that tho
■tcnnrwlll do tho dairiD thing again thia
J-*.-.,   .*..,  ..VJ-IVIV.   Ul.ivlt   7*l*ff   illrt>   Uiv
slrn tho representation of Pornlo an n
contro of renlly good hockoy, It ils, to
sny tho least, dlnrdurnglng to know
thn.t not a hoiiI In 0,000 will rnlso n
holplng hand, or glvo uo much as a
word of oncourngoninnt to thorn, and
hockoy, llko py othto gAnw», must
havo (support to 11 v«.
Apparently Pernio Us Ii6l«ted as a
Bportlnff (lantri*. All nroun^l Arc towns
moro or 1pm largo, who Imve already
m«vm>od out their «choduI<M for tho
coming winter. Cranbrook, Nelnon,
lll»lrmor«, Prank, Pincher CwclcXiac-
lood nnd r*,«^briidge~Alf, th«M towna
nro showing the aamo aplrit thnt
through tho summer dominate* million* ot Wkulall tux* (u ih» Am«rlcftn
and National leagues. Wake .up, Pernio, and show tho outside world that
though a llttlo late, you nro' Rtlll on
the map as a force to be "reckoned
THBitia mu. nn a mbktwo
siTTixa room ok Tins waijDOup
IIOTGL, and for tho lovo of Mllro,
somo of you fans turn out and attend.
This will bo the lust meeting, for tho
hockey boys aro getting a llttlo tlrod,
and If this Is a frost, too, It's good-bye
to organized hockey for this wlntor.
Wateralders at 8ydhey Go Out In 8ynv
pathy—Clashes Between  Moba
and Constables
SYDNEY, N. S. W„ Nov. 21,-The
Now Zealand longshoremen's strlko
has extended to this port, whoro tho
watorBldors have refused to discharge
or load utonmors coming from or going lo Now Zealand.
WBLMtfUTON, N. '/*,, Nov. 21.-A
thousand men have heen enrolled In
tho waterslder*' Htrlko In thin port.
Prco labor is oxpoctod to commence
soon. A system of strool collections
lias boon established for thoso depend-
ent on the strikers. .Thorn have boon
sovoral clashes ibotwoeu mobs and
s-poclnl ooriHttiblnH, In ono of which officials woro Injured,
AUCKLAND, Nov. '.'.—Forty vessels
are idle 'here as tho, *rault of the long-
shorcmens strlkei Some 20,000 tons
of cargo remain undischarged-. -Maim-
factories nre closing in several cltle«.
Coal  Miners Strike In sympathy
AUCKLAND, 'New Zealand, Nov. v,
—Aetlng on instructions, Justices of
tho ipeaco aro reading tho Hlot Act at
Hlknrungl, -whoro coal' miners have
■struck In response to a call 'by tho
Pedoratlon of Miners, As tho rosult
of the strike of -longshroo-mcn tho tram
cars will .bo unnblo to run on Saturday
and tho employes In charge of tho exhibition buildings and thoso 1n charge
of tho exhibits lmvo coasod work.
WWLUNOTON, New Zealand, Nov.
'■'.—When froo laborers attempted to
work thn fltonmor Wllloehrn, bound
from Ran Pranclsco to Sydney, flro-
m-on pr-nptl thom with conl and tho
work ceased. Thero has boon no fur-
ther iUtnm.pt to work the vessel,
Aboard which special conslables have
'been placed, The firemen ■tlwnton-od
to leave. Tho part of tho cargo work-
od was principally fruit. Tho Bt earner
Athoiil-c |r thn only stoamor working
witli tho lnhor. Tho firemen of tho
sfnnmer Mopa. havo struck.
Nogotlatlons for tho -soWloinont or
tho Btrlko nre ponding. Australian
unions have -boon naked to boycott
Now Zealand BtoamorB.
This weather promotes
f\\t":ti \,!;„',,',,.  '.;, ,.! !v i;i
ahnkltiK o(T a roiif'li alimilil
note Uiul Mnilueu'HlSyrup of
Tar and Cod I.ivtr (Jil not
only toot lies the Irritation of
the  bronchial   tubes,   nnd
nrompuy mopa tne congn,
•.n.*.*.i   I. itt.jt.li,   i.„t',S,l.a  UiC
syntem topcrnmncntly throw
off the cold ami restores the
mucumiA nienibrnnr* to thelf
normal healthy condition,
Mathltu'i Syrup of Tar and
Cod Livar Oil haa won, by
its merit, the largest »»le In
Canadi ot any medicine for
cough* — jjc large bottle,
sold fvrrywlifrr.
J. U HiATniKU co, rrop,
Mhirbrook*. P.O.
// fattr tittt li JfinruS „■• w.ii.,",.
tlftl^t hitMttt ,*t tpmtttli •% vtin
tlil.ttSl -Uy-ru,,, T>*l in*" •* •' »"•» '■'
MntM ttwt t\l MIU wtii ***„*■ in
Provincial Authorities Have Adopted
New Set of Rules to Protect
EDMONTON'.' AMa,'," Nov. IH.-Wllh
Vl? Konorftl ndo|)tlon of electricity In
Alberta rnlnos It Iiilh been found ti<>-
cuMwiry to paws regulations ttovoriilng
I ft use underground. The*, r-ettulu-
t on» havo nmontly been pifflsod bv
iho UpiitoiiaiiWJovoriior In rouncli
iinder nuthorltj given in tho Mlims
Ad, mid come Into oimratlon this
Tho iiho of flli-ctrlclty Is prohlhltod
tl) « ii nit y*ni*l nf n,iv ,.,l„n i,.i,, ,.,   ,	
count or risk of explosion of gns or
it/ttl *lnt,i, hu.t'i iuu Mount Do diuigor-
OUH to life. P.fflrk-nt im-aiiH, suitably
plactxl, must lm provided Tor cutting
off nil prtwHiiro rrom every part of
iho «ymoiu whero this may he neces-
wry to prevent danger.   An «lii>irl-
r I ., .,       .      .,     i      ,
 '--'•■"•   w\   iki'iiuiiiiuu   \\,   Mliii.fmivn
tho (ipparMiis, and no porson except
an flloctrlclnn must undertake any
-work whero technical knowledge or
oxperlon-ce is nww»nry, In order ndc
quntoly to avoid danger, The r*eguln-
JIohb jjo -fully Into the i>rocAiitloiiH to
l>o IaKoa In tho operation of electric
npparatua and mlpulato that vrh(«rn
S^- «»employed for lighting
.purpotwts nntoty Lumps must ho'Ifent
burning In tmho ot n fRllure, ,
itwit£l',<,,JJ''" Pow In R«n«rnl ttdft In
AlbortA wine* for lighting purpo#e«,
brfda«'4l«ti>let«lMtricUy I* In general
uiul'J»wJ»»JWl»«w. »'h»« In <h«
llnlto fl»Wt of northern Albortn oi*
^rMcalty oyufalwl u.hI nmtng mrich-
Inery It IxHng ln«(«l|cd.
Crery mother ihould reklli*
thkt tht ikin of her beby ii io
Under thtt the lecretloni of
th* body often lead to ruhii,
-eruptions, etc.. ell of which mey
be removed by Zam.Buk. Scorei
of reitleii, crying leblei, upon
txemlnelion, ere found lo be
suffering from tome form of ikln
IrrlUtlon or "heat," Don't let
the little one mlfer when 2a»*
Buk will cure I
Mm. I,. Ho <l,o( 47.% Alexnnder Avenoe.
W BnlpcB, m* t, "I h*v« |>r«)».»d ibe
valuo iif /ftm-Dnk wlrni eppliwl to
ohllilren'i woroi,   Homo niwiy nm*. liro.t,
uniMrgun-4 mt baby* mouth, *ml OtniilUt
ell tlio ure|)»r»tlni)H imeil, ttiey r#fiiie<l to
Iio,*.!, IVdoH. IiIiii UiHL. Iloiiirtro 1iu*|i|i«|
•n I lia rriiiniuoit thero for two mm kt,
All In, etui o' lliAt Hum he wim no IxtUr,
mnl v"« nur-tln took lilm tininn, I wm
tlioiHiiUi,.(vl le Irvy^tin.lluk aminbUlnwt
»»iiii|>ly. 'I lm eiroot ef tlie flmf*w epiill-
iviilani «m veiy KrAtirylnv. end 1 «n.
tl-amol wltH Hit mn of tho Kim. A Huie
„ *|'\. 'p «■*•"'•!' V".1110"' "*•■»•■ wr*' "*•/ I
llltl»lnliv trlrlh»i1»li»il nmnlnir unr* tit n«ir I
Iter lilli* t.h.n.    A lew »|-tilk-»tlui*ol *i'A*m-Huk
hn>l-il dm mr-iln mill ft |**rliKt niinotr thU
min,:*, w»imu Iii-huul,"
Sciy i of •iiiilw cum wHil.1 tn qnotodL
mil-nil (tu, na ralnrrkl (mlorliif mttUr, m
Mlrlnifi-iil. |>nltwii». !( li Dn liTikl lata Jbr
) -ii,,
7.w* lluk eurtf «*a»m», ruhM, rlnf"**,
u'<-rn, ill-Khwitnif tort..»ni| ill ikln leluHM
nut 'Iiiri-M. h*e,Vn, hll ilrtirirUti md iUy«L
nr Zim lluk On, TomiHo, f„r i,iW, lt«Vt
it.i* th* rl»i of uilnr luimfol IniiuloM I
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Sizes 18'to, 30." Price.
If you want your dollars to. do their best for you, fcuy your Xmas gifts at the BIG STOKE. Those who do
their Christmas shopping this week will be sure ofthe choice of our immense stoct, eveiy thing is complete
now, and selections can be made without tliat annoyance of the great rush that prevails nearer Xmas
"We will hold any article if small deposit is paid.
Gift Suggestions Jrom our Men's Department
Fine all wool Jaeger Muffler in
Fawn, Grey, Brown; Heather, vory soft
and warm, with deep wool fringe.
$1.50, $1.75 and $2.00.
, .Knitted Silk Mufflers with fringed
ends, in Grey Brown, Black) Blue and
Green, also' color combinations of Red
and Black, Silvor and Black, Black and
Gold. Theso are tho very newest ideas
in Mufflers.   $1.50 up to $5.00 each.
The Monarch Knitted' Muffler in
wool or silk, made with dome fastener
to fasten in front, gives perfect protection. Stocked in all colors nnd color
combinations. Priced at BOc, 65c, 85o
and $1.00,
Silk Squares in Ueuvy brocaded silks
in beautiful designs and colorings.
$1.50 each.
Dr. Jnegor's Wool Muffler and (JhoHt
Projector, mado to fasten nt back of
neck with dome fasteners, in Rood
run ro of coloro.   Price 76o, 85c, $1.00.
Wc carry an immense variety of Suspenders put up in fancy boxes for gifts,
from tho light weight webbs at 50o to
the pure silk fancy webbs at $1.25 pair.
Brace* Sots, composed of Armbands
and Braces to match, in big variety,of
colors, put up in beautiful boxes. Priced at $1.00, $1.50 to $2.50.
Fancy Brace Sets in gift box, composed of Armbands, Garters and Braces
to match. Priced nt $1,50, $2.00 to
$3.00.    ()
Fancy Silk Armbands put up in fancy boxes make a very useful and inexpensive present. 35c, 50c, 65o, and 75c
-Men's Garters, put up in fancy boxes
lor Chriwtiiiiis.   Pur pair 25c and 35c,
Men's Belts, made from imported
leather wilh fancy novelty buckles for
Christmas. 50c, 65c, 75c and $1.00 each,
Wo have imported tho latest New
York novelties in velvet and silk Neck-
wear. There is beautiful neckwear
hero to suit every tnsto and every
purse. ■
Men's Silk Ties, assorted patterns,
put up in separate boxes at 50c each,
65c each nnd 75o each,
Wide flowing end ties in brocaded
silks, put up in fancy boxes at $1.00,
$1.50, $2.00 ami $2,50 each.
High class velvet novelties direct
from New York, in beautiful brocades
nnd patterns, wide flowing ond shape.
Theso aro. Ilto last word in hiffh class
neckwear, Priced at $1,50, $2,00, $2.50
nnd $3,00 each,
Hero's a novelty. The now Tio Sol,
nut up in fniiev boxes composod of Silk
Knitted Tio with Cuff Buttons and Tic
Pin to match. This makes a very desirable present. Price $1.50, $1.75 and
Silk Handkerchiefs are always ac-
• eeptable gifts. Plain whito hemstitched, large size, at 50c each.
Large hemstitched whito silk, with
initial embroidered in corner, at 60o.
Extra largo and heavy whito silk
hemstitched at $1.00 each."
Souvenir Handkerchiefs in whito
with colored embroidered Season's
Greetings, large size, at 50o each.
Pure linen Handkerchiefs, guaranteed genuine Irish linen, nt 25o each,
40c each, 50c each, C5c each,
Vory fino puro linpn Handkerchief,
with embroidered initial, pnt up in
boxes of half dozen, Prico $2.00 per
box. This makes tho nicest Christmas
gift possiblo for any man.
Colored Silk Handkerchiefs in great
varioty at 50o each.
Excclda and linen lawn Handkerchiefs in plain white and colored at
prices ranging from 60c to $1,76 dozen.
Specials in
Ladies' Shoes
Special $2,00 per pair
Wo aro offering again for Saturday some few
, pairs of high grade Shoes, in thc smaller sizes,
'Iranging from 2>/j to 4VI', *■*■ a price that will startle you,
TIiim: Shoes are made by tho best nuumfaetuivr-s
in Canada, nml wero regularly sold at J|i4.fil) and
$15.00. You can't afford to miss this opportunity
of procuring for youwlf it good, dressy Shoo.
Ou sale Saturday at $2,00 a pair.
Onr Tnv
Hon to Nt a
utiown hero.
XXtif,*\<r**ntirit It tirw own       Tttorr>   ;rt*  t^-ro   nf   tivtir*' Vtinttrtm
II irtfkct liookl.   All tho now Mens In mechanical' toy* Ara
Wo liave toy* to Intercut all,  ,
Toys from Be to $10.03 each
Special Sale
Ladies'   Winter. Suits
Regular price $20 - $28
Saturday $15.00
Onr -guaranteed Gold Watch at $15.00.
Fobs and Chains guaranteed by ur at $1.00 to
$10.00 each.
Gold Locket* with Lodge Emblem* and plain nt
»<» rn ♦- tut in „„._
Morocco *Pumm and Bill Books in greu\t varioty
on display in our Men'* department.
Grotde Shoes
■    We carry the celebrated
-Geo.   A.   Slater   Shoes,
known    everywhere ' in'
; Canada  to 'be the Best
Good   Shoe   made.    We
have all the new and up-
, to-cjate   lasts   in  Patent
Oolt, Vici Kid, Gun Metal
" a  and Tan Calf leathers.
We invite "you to inspect our ■ stock of this
well known make. We
guarantee perfect satis-
faction and comfort in every pair.
Men s Sox
Tho correct idea is to have sox and tio to match.
Wc havo them put up in fancy boxes, Tic, Sox and
Garters all to match. Theso arc new and'useful,
Price:  Silk, $1.50 to $2.50 set; Lisle, $1.00 to$1.50.
Saturday Specials
Fresh Finuon Hnddio  2 lbs, for
Pink Salmon, 1 lb. tins, 2 tins for
Clover Loaf Salmon, i/2 lb. tins.... 2 tins for
Newfoundland Cod, 2 lb, brick** por lb.
Swift's Empire Hams.,.•. per lb.
Swift's Empire Bnoon nor lb.
Assorted Sweet Biscuits (National), 2 lbs. for
Molasses Snaps (National) 2 lbs. for
Soda Biscuits (National), 2 lb. tin* each
Cocoanut, 1 lb, bulk ,., .per lb,
Lownoy's Cocoa, % lb. tins per tin
Special Blond Bulk Tea. 3 lbs, for
Totley'H Tea, Green Label per lb,
Quaker Flour, 08 lb. sack per sack
Prairie Pride Flour, 08 lb, uacfc per sack
Shorts, 100 lb, sack. per sack
Chicken Wheat, 100 lb. Back per sack
Ih'im Pork tinA Beam, medium «iw....2 for
Canada First Pork and Beam), family size,
2 for	
Heinz Peanut Butter • lnr«o sizo
Shim Rice '... .0 lbs. for
Baby's Own Toilet Soap ,. .per box
Colgate's Tu-rklsh Bath Soap 0 cakes for
Colgate's Turtle Oil Soap G cakes for
Colgate's Elder!lower Soap 6 cakes for
Colgate's Imperial Lilac Soap ...... ,pcr box
uoiaeu (syrup, a tu, uu*  .pur tin
jUirtlitklU-j   3fo|f»C  SfiUil  .)»   Hiiiiilii -W
Standard Vcta, 2 lb. tins per tin
Early June Pwit, 2 lb. tins 2 tin* for
Scott'* Emulsion. Inrgobottlen
Ilorliek'* Malted Milk Hmnll
Hume,* *
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iiirt-nA-Ai  Jit lift.
. kkiWXiiUiu
norllck1* Malted Milk largo
Whlto Pino Tar Syrup .2 bottles
Money Saving Prices
The Store of
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