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indas>ti\ai tfcity is Strength.
No. 36, Vol. VI.
The Official Organ of District No. 18, U. M. W. of A.
Political Unity is Victory.
THE DISTRICT L|ffGER, FERNIE, B. C, APRIL 26, 1913.
51.00  A  YEAR.
EXPLOSION IN CHINOOK
COLLIERIES KILLED ONE,
INJURED FOUR MINERS
Gas Apparently Confined to Limited Pocket Ignited
When Men Entered for Work at 8.30 a. m.
—Ed. Radford Instautly Killed, Four
Others Severely Burned
SCHOOLCHILDREN   OF
PITTSBURG  ON STRIKE
DEAD.—Edward Radford.
INJURED.—Aymond   Tamaj,   John
Flasko, Mike Miller, George Montenk.
The worst accident that has ever
happened in the mines north of Lethbridge, took place at 8.30 a.m., Monday morning at the Chinook collieries,
when one man was instantly kilted
and five badly burned, in an explosion
of gas. Pour of the injured men are
in the' Diamond City hospital, while
another man was injured slightly, and
was sent to his home. The accident
happened shortly after the men went
down into the mine.
'They went into one of the workings
end the explosion followed shortly
after. Relief was immediately sent
in, and the men taken out without difficulty. The air was perfectly clear
then, the gas having apparently expended itself in the explosion*.
Whether it was coal damp or not,
cannot be ascertained. No opinion is
forthcoming, and the inspector of
mines, Mr. Sterling, was notified and
will conduct an investigation. In the
meantime, the men who were so badly burned, were taken to the> hospital, where Dr. D'Arc attended to their
injuries. He said that while they
'were b'adly burned about the hands
and faces, there was no reason to
doubt their recovery. -	
as a coroner can be obtained. A
wire has been sent to Attorney-General Cross, acquainting him with the
facts and asking for a coroner. Since
Mr. Higlnbotham resigned it has been
impossible to get a coroner here,. as
Mr. Humphries is out of town so
much. It is also difficult to get anyone to act, as there is too great a demand on time with insufficient remuneration,
■Radford, who was instantly killed,
was an Englishman, aged about 35,
and unmarried. He had lived here
for a considerable time, and was well
known, having at one time conducted
a butcher shop at Diamond City.
PITTSBURG, Pa., April 23.—Hardly
10 per cent, of Pittsburg's 70,000 school
children are in attendance at the sessions today. While the disorderly
processions of children, through the
streets that characterized yesterday's
situation have been suppressed by the
police, aided by parents, large numbers of children congregated about the
school houses, but were soon scattered by details of police stationed at
each of the 132 schools of the city.
The children arrested yesterday while
carrying banners demanding the removal of D. L. Heeter, superintendent
of schools, wero brought before a police magistrate today, and after a reprimand were turned over to tlieir parents. The police orders are to refrain from arrests of school children
unless they annoy pedestrians or damage property.
Get-Rich-Quick
Men in Toils
Promoters ofVAiiglo - Canadian
Saviiijp^iPTriist Company
Arrested This Week
ATTEMPTED GETAWAY
WITH A RICH HAUL
Investigation of Mounted Police
Ended Career of Fraudu-
iant Trio
ARE THE KRUPPS TRYING
TO PROVOKE WAR
Serious   Insinuation  of  Cruel  Tactics
To Increase  Manufacturing
Business
Express Rates Cut
Twenty Per Cent.
Railway Commission  Issues  Decision
of Great Benefit to Prairie
and a. C.
An inquest will be held just as soon
Jury Returns Open Verdict
An open verdict, that deceased
came to his death by an explosion
of gas, was returned by the coroner's
jury, which yesterday sat at the
Chinook Collieries to enquire into the
death of Edward Radford, machine
runner, who met his death whon going to work' in the mine on Monday
morning.
The evidence went- to show that
deceased must have crossed a. dan*;
ger fence, erected by the fire boss.
Warden Dr. J. I-I. Rivers of the
provincial jail, acted as coroner m
ihe absence of any other_c_orpner_in
the city.
Practical Man Is
Not Good Enough
Dr.
Bryce, of Winnipeg,  Emphasizes
Crying Need of Canadian
Industries
of problems needing scientific examination in Canadian industries. Some
of these-' were the ..utilization of the
Cobalt tailings in the Cobalt river
mines, tho investigation . o'f - sulphur
in coal, ■ straw, peat, wood, waste,
utilization of Sewage, etc,
OTTAWA, April 23.—The crying
need which exists in Canada for industrial research was emphasized In
an interview with Dr.* George Bryce,
of Winnipeg, member of tho royal commission on technical education, who
has returned to this city for the
final meetings of the commission.
"Too many offlcors," said Dr.
Bryce, "have not beon educated in tho
knowledge of tho schools, hut aro men
who know practically nothing of applied science and who, In conaoquonco
havo forced their way up through
sheer fighting ability and through the
application of principles which thoy
do not understand. Many manufacturers think It sufficient to have a so-
called 'practical man,,' 'one not instructed, but Blmply nn expert mechanic, who Borvos as a guldd, phllosophor
and friend. Such a manufacturer
doos not valtio oxport ndvico, shuts
IiIh eyes to the wnsto ln his business,
settles down to a carcor of non-pro-
groHslvonoBS, ngltatos for a higher duty upon his products and thon, dissatisfied, tifrns his thoughts to forming
HloA'al combination whera tho remedy
for ninny of his difficulties is aclon-
tlfle rosoarch,"
Aftor pointing out what n different
Htato of affairs exists in Germany,
and In tho U. 8„ whoro thoro aro In-
HtlttilloiiH of hlghnr learning nud lu
ficloiHIflo occupations, no fnwor thun
000 iwuliiatoH of Toronto unlvei'Hlty,
a direct loss lo Canada which slioulil
havo kept those men.' Dr, llrycn
pointed  out that there  woro neuron
VIENNA, April 23—The greater
part of the city of Scutari is in ruins
as a result of the six months bombardments, according to despatches
received here today.
OTTAWA, April 23.—Judgment of
immense importance t,o western Canada was given by the railway commission today ;to the effect that the
express rates in the west are to be
cut' twenty per cent. The new rates
are to come into force on or before
July 15 of this year. ,
The eastern rates are not touched
for the present but the board is satisfied that the west has been carrying
more than its fair share of the express
rates. This decision is the first important one prepared by'the new chief
commissioner, H. L. Drayton, and it
was also signed by all his fellow commissioners, there not being a dissenting vote.
In 1910, the late judge. Mabee made
.a^-rearrangement-of-the-express-rates-
but there has not' been many complaints since and last autumn the
new commissioner undertook a further inquiry into the whole question
of eastern and western rates. The
present decision is the result'
An-intei'es'tirig'feature is the statement that the inauguration of the parcel post system in the Dominion will
considerably cut down the express
companies' business. This reason is
given for not making a greater decrease than .twenty per cent, and for
not making any changes at all in the
eastern rates.
Tliey. also advertised that
\voilld pay ^''per "ceiit; interest'
Great Belgium Strike Settled
Manhood Suffrage Granted
BRUSSELS, April 22.—Owing in
part, to tho advice of the King, tho
government today accoptod tho com-
promiso proposed by tho liberal lead-
or, P. Mason, and the ■ groat strike'
for manhood suffrage, which, on account of tho remarkable discipline
maintained, tho solidarity of thoso who
jolnod in tho movomont and skilful
organization Is unlquo In hlBtory will
bo called off Thursday.
Only a wook ago tho Bolglnn pro-
mlor, CluiB. do Broquotovlllo, declared "no govornment could yield to a
strlko1 of this nature. To ylold would
iio to abdlcoto,"
Nevertheless, tho strike seems to
havo iniulo onoiigh lmprosHlon on tho
govornmont lo insiiro tho termination
of a situation which Iiiih alroavy cost
tho country many millions and Is
dally driving away from tho ninnu-
faeturors customers thoy may novor
regain. Tho doelslon to accept tho
compi'omliio won roachod yostorday
hy tho cabinet and Iho premier an-
iioiincod In tho chamber of dopul.inii
today that tho government had mndn
Miihoii'b motion Ub own.
PLAN PETITION UNDER
DIRECT LEGISLATION
EDMONTON, April 22.—Tho trades
and labor council has decided to petition tho provincial govornment undor tho provisions of tho direct legislation act, to submit to a voto of tho
pooplo a law having for Its object tho
annual preparation of tho voters' lists,
to mnko provision for a reasonable
rosidonco of voters In tho province
nnd In tho municipalities prior to tho
elections,
Otlinr trades and labor councils in
tho province will bo asked to co-opor-
alo In gottlng tho nocosBury numbor
of pooplo to petition tho government,
Montenegrins Capture
, City of Scutaria
Garrison Surrenders After Six Months
of Morolc nnd Stubborn
Defense
FIRST OF MAY CELEBRATION DIST. 18
WILL BE HELD AT LETHBRIDGE
A. Germer, of District 12, Illinois, Will Bo
tho Principle Speaker, Thoro Will Bo
Sports, For Program Soo Posters
A Special Train will run from Fcr.nio, stopping at all intcrinotli-
alo points. Tickets may bo scoured at tlio following elicap rates,
from Uio booking agents ol! tlio (J. I', ii.
Fornlo  Adult, <t.00
Hosmor
Mieliol
McQilvary
Cdkiiuun .
Blairmoro
Frank ...
ITilloroRt .
Hurmis ..
Ijundlirock
Cowley ..
Pincher ..
• * * * i i '
i i t i »
Adult, 3.70
Adult, 3.50
Adult, :i.or>
Adult, 2.01)
Adult, 2.80
Adult, 2.70
Adult, 2.70
Adult, 2.(10
, Adult, 2.35
Adult, 2.25
Adult, 2.00
Child, 2.00
Child, 1.00
Child, 1.75
Child, 1.70
Child, 1.50
Child, 1.-10
Child, 1.35
Child, !l1.35
Child, 1.30
Child, 1.20
Child. 1.15
Child, 1.00
OU'fTINMIO, Montenegro, April 2.1,—
After n final desperate attack lnstlug
twenty-four hours llie Montenegrin
troops forcod their way Into Scutari,
The forlroHH for nix montlm slnon tlm
mldillo of Oclobor, 1012, has offered a
stubborn and heroic dofonco.
Tho assault which navo tho Mont-
tiitiitirlitii inoMtiAaliM, oi tlw eity which
linn boon tho solo object of their war
ngalnstt Turkey, begun on Monday
night. Tho Montenegrin army took
tho oftenRlvo along tho ontlro front,
VImjji t>un»n»uil viui UUoiimn iloHmiHira
by pushing right up to tho Turlcluli
position, whoro thoy onungod In
bayonet fighting.
Tho Ottoman -soldiers mado a numbor of counter attnekH and tried to
ilrlvo the attacking force.out of their
Wurlcs. but thoy woro compelled to fall
hack mnl leave their'iioaltloua lu tlm
linwis of tho besiegers, who rocolvod
constant reinforcements, It'was midnight last night, when the Montone-
erlns obtained their footing In tlm
forirtss and dctarhmnnts of tho be-
ntfrrri' enured tlio'-city at  I o'cj/ldc
thin morning.
The following appeared in the Lethbridge >Herald on Monday last.
COLEMAN, April -20.—A bunch of
company promoters, who worked
Coleman and other towns of the Pass,
are In the toils of the Provincial police at Fernie, B.C., and will, in all
probability, v bo'' brought to Alberta
when the British Columbia authorities get through with them.
Early in February, E. Williams and
James Davidson, claiming Vancouver, B. C, as their home, arrived, in
Coleman, ostensibly to organize a
Trust company. Shortly after the
two men were joined by a third, Fred
V. Peacock, of Vancouver, and the
trio immediately got busy selling
stock in the proposed ' Trust company. Davidson was the salesman,
ancl the other two boosters for the
project, which bore the high-sounding
name of Anglo-Canadian Savings and
Trust Company, Ltd. Office room
was secured from ihe Coleman Realty company, banking counter and fixtures installed and the grafters advertised they .would open a branch
at Coleman immediately, or as soon
as a charter, applied for, could be
secured.
Being plausible talkers and of fairly good appearance the fellows made
a rich clean-up here and in adjacent
towns. One of the baits used to dis-
■pose-of—stock-itt-the-concern-was'u !
guarantee ,to pay 20 per cent, interest on all money invested in stock
at the end of 12 months, and to buy
back the stock from any dissatisfied
stock-holders at an increase of 50
per cent,
tliey
on checking accounts.
This looked good to many people,
especially as Peacock was known to
some of the residents of Coleman,
and the sale of stock was easy, Some
$4,000 wprth of stock was disposed
of here and quito a large amount In
Bellevuo and other towns In tho
Pass. Tho scheme was to secure as
much ready cash as possible on each
sale, the balance In notes at three,
six and twelve months. For Instance,
on a sale of $ii00 worth of stock $150
would bo demanded In cash, balance
notes. On sales of $50 to $500 thc
doal would bo nil cash.
Aftor fitting up quarters In the
Coleman Realty company's offlco tho
outfit leased tho Eaglo building, formerly conducted uh a' drug store,
without the formality of paying any
rent in advance, and tho building has
tlnco beon held for thorn, with the
result that tho Ragles aro not "only
out two months' rent, but have lost
nn opportunity to lease tho building
ns a I'rug ptoro,
no money was paid out for repaid
to tho offlco, painting,' carpenter
work, otc. In fact, tho nlm of tlio
promoters wns to soeuro all tlio cash
possible and lo pny out nothing.
J low ovor, thoy spent considerable
tlnin in tho local luir-roomH and wore
Irc-fiuent visitors to tho "rod-light"
(IIhIi'Ic!, wlioro ninny bottles of wlnn
w -.vo oponod on the Htrongth of llie
mieltCTH thoy had caught.
The Mounted Pollen began to mako
r,i.|flt InveHtlgiitloiiH conenrnliu,' tho
couiniuiy, nnd thn result was the Immediate flight of the promoter,*! te
11. C, where thoy worked a similar
gamo In C'ninliroiik, Kerule, and Mieliol, In addition lo othor smaller
towiiH. Thoy advertised oxteimlvcly,
ami had what purported to bn, a
I'hnrtnr to transact business In llrlt-
l«h Columbia,
A. week ii ro they worked n widow
In Mlfhol out of several hundred dollars, securing a check for the amount
wli I Mi   they  rnshnd   m   Ferule,   and
mndo   tliolr   getaway   to   Spoknno,
Wash.   Hut*friends of tho widow »tot
busy, with tlio result that tho trio
wne arrested In SpoH'ano and held until a mombor of the 11. C. provincial
police went to Spokane and brought
thorn bank to Fornlo,    wlioro   they
nro now awaiting trlnl,   It Is undor-
stood there nro some forty charges
against them and the prnnpectn exceedingly good for* a term In tho penitentiary for <mrh ono of tho promoters.
A rumor wa'i current here to tne
effort Hint Dnvldson,   tho wilmiman,
hut), HU'Vt.d ii ti'nu of two ytmi'K in
Iho   New   Westminster   penltenttnrv
for similar work, nnd Williams   and
Peacock mndn n bluff nt dismissing
him.   nut  "lft ln»t''r refused to Iin
rtlsmlK-wl, llirrafenlnj? to "blow" the
v.clie.me !■<: "!'" tn'^n tuck iuul «h*,•*,.
a njmro of Uin spoil*.
PARIS, April 23.—The entire press,
except the anti-militarists, are preserving an extroardinary silence about the Krupp scandal. The absence
of editorial comment is taken generally as a courteous rebuke to tho
German outbursts on the "Nancy" incident, and not as a suspicious sign
of the truth of the charges, which, except in one or two cases are said to
be highly uncertain.  •
The Figaro, the only paper as yet
directly accused, does not deny that
it received Krupp overtures, merely
stating that it never printed the alleged articles to increase French hatred of Germany.        ,-.
The Temps last night carried a severe editorial on the repetition of the
accidental frontier invasion, but does
not mention Krupp.
INERS KILLED
BY TERRIBLE EXPLOS
Seventy Bodies Recovered. Survivors Crawl Over
Debris Through Deadly Gas Fumes. Afterdamp Hinders Rescue Parties
Another Fatality
At Coal Creek
Two Men Killed by Cave-In
Shortly before noon Wednesday
word was received.that two men were
buried under a cave-In at No. 1 South
mine. Supt. Shanks and -others rushed to the scene of the accident and on
extricating the men it was found that
life was extinct. The unfortunate fellows were working,partners, Jas. <Mc-
Dicken and Herbert Ash. They were
both members of Gladstone Local, and
deeply interested in the Salvation Army. From the position of the two
bodies it looked as 'though they had
been trying to get away, but the tail
end struck them. A .deplorable feature about the case is that both leave
a widow and a big family, to whom the
residents extend deepest sympathy.
The inquest was held Thursday.
NJ-R-...ARBI_TRAT_IO.N	
PITTSBURG, Pa., April 23.—The
lives of 100 miners, possibly 120 ,were
snuffed out shortly after noon today
wlien a disastrous explosion occurred
in tbe Cincinnati mine of the Moiion*-
gahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke
company at Finlayson, about 27 miles
south of this city. Over three score
of workmen in the mine made thrilling escapes to the surface, crawling
niost of the time on their hands aud
knees through deadly gas fumes' and
over debris. A number sustained
burns.
Up to 11 o'clock tonight 70 bodies
of the victims had ben recovered. The
bodies \vere, located by resculn squads
of the United States bureau of Mines,
the Cincinnati Coal company and of
the Pittsburg Coal company. No bodies
wer brought to the open.
Preparations wero being made to
handle the dead tonight. Box cars
have been ordered to a mine siding.
It is stated that the victims wil be
taken from the mine at daylight to-
morow and shipped to aionongahela
City, where they are to be prepared
for burial. .
, Rescue work is hampered by "afterdamp." Fire which followed the explosion has been completely subdued,
it isc said. t
Seriously burned
Several hours after the explosion,
sev«n foreign miners crawled from one
of the entrances of the mine. All were
seriously burned. They could give no
connected account of the conditions in
BOARD REPORTS
The C.N.R. arbitration board completed its labors yesterday and the report was mailed to„Ottawa. The members wero unable to agree and majority and .minority. reports were filed.
Just what action will result is uncertain, but It is said the men will now
call on the other brotherhoods to support them in their demand for higher
salaries and Improved working conditions. The men Involved are tho
Brotherhood of Railway Conductors.
The board was in session three
weeks.
UTo~niiue, or their individual experience. They all said that the "mine
was full of dead people."
Business Suspended
Business in Finlayson was suspended. The greatest excitement prevailed
and practically the wholo community
rushed to the ill-fated mine. Relatives
and friends of the men beneath thc
surface wero frantic. Many of them
had to be restrained. After a time a,
guard was placed completely surrounding the entrance to the mine and all
persons except rescuers and mino officials wore held at a safe distance.
A gas oxploslon Is thought to have
FIVE MINERS KILLED AT BUTTE
WHEN CAGE DROPS DOWN SHAFT
caused the disaster, although this fact
has not, beon exactly determined. Firedamp, it is said, may have been re-
sepousible. Of the known dead all are
Americans.
The explosion occurred between No.
1 and No. 2 entries, 3,000 feet from
tho mouth of the mine. An accurate
estimate or the number of dead is impossible until the fate of the missing
is known. Of the 179 men who entered the mine for work today 38 made
their escape through what is known
as the Mingo entry of the mine, and
40 others also escaped through the
Courenay entrance. At least 100 men
are unaccounted for. They are in the
mino and are thought to be dead. ~
35 Bodies Recovered
PITTSBURG, April 21.—Up to darkness tonight 35 bodies of miners
have been taken from the Cincinnati
mine of the Monongahela River Consolidated Coal and Coke company, a
subsidiary of the Pittsburg Coal
Company at Finlayson, the scene
yesterday of a disastrous explosion.
Many other bodies, it is said, have
been locate^, but the greatest difficulty is being experienced in finding
means to convey the bodies through
tbe wreckage to thei surface. Today
eight miners are unaccounted for.
Hope  of  relatives that loved  ones
are living are being dissipated slowly.       Rescuers  are unable-to  reach
the inner workings of the mine owing to the gas, water and debris.   It
was announced by the officials of tho
JUttsburgjiCoaL-C-Qnipaiii-i—tonight—that-
190 men entered the mine yesterday
morning. ■   The officials  stated that
15 men are known   to    have    made
their escape.
Of the 35 dead taken out of the
mine, 19 have been identified at the
morgue,
The rescue work from tho bureau
of mines and the squads maintained
by the various coal companies In tho
Monongahela Valley worked hard
during the day in an effort to penetrate tho Inner workings of tho mine.
Thoy met with liltlo success. It
has been ascertained that rescuers
have only been able to reach a point
ono mile under ground. Tho mine
l« four miles in length.
BUTTE, Mont., April 23.—Fivo minors wore killed nnd nine Injured In
an accident In tho old shaft of tho
Leonard mine of tho Anaconda Copper
company this morning. Engineer
William Peters lost control of tho
hoisting engine as ho was lowering
two cages of men Into llie mine. Both
cages droppod Into the sump, ono falling 2200 foot and tho othor 800, The
engine flow to pieces, wronklng tho
cnglno house mid throwing pIocob of
Iron and stool hundreds of foot,
Ono pieco of wreckage struck NMclt
Treglown, u miner, killing him In-
Htnntly. Tho other mon Itlllod outright wore on thc cage tli.it dropped
from tho surraco, Thoir bodloH had
not boon rncovorod up lo noon. Tlio
inon killed In tho shaft were:
Audrow Baltell, Frank Warn, T. J.
I'ascoo nnd Samuel Lawrence,
Tho Injured nro:
Frank Ostonnaii, Frank Kevin, Martin Allen, Almor FroderlckHon, Will-
In in Kroderlckflon, Siinnud I'oulrk,
Hli'linn) Voqulst, ISdwnrd McKcon and
I). .1. Ruddy.
All of Um Injured except Ruddy, who
struck hy a piece of Iron ou the
surface, wero on thn rage that Ml
from tho surface. Heveral of tliom
Hiiffi.n-d broken lens, others were Injured, although not Hi-louMy, internally. Noun If them, It In believed,
will die,
I'oti.'i'H, the engineer, who stuck to
IiIh post, ns his piiftliw wiih wreoliod.
lias collapsed and iiiii condition ih huii-
UU».      Iin  i,*»  ililillltO  *i*l  -uA'jtintll   ti'lU ill l*I-
dont.
More thnn two thousand (t-H of
cuhlo fell on tho cngo In the west compartment and It may bo many bourn
Ut'iOH". '*.»** iimi   litltitfn i.i i'siat fc<lHVS rti«
recovered.
LONDON   LADS AND  LABOR
Iii London thero aro 200,000 children between tho ages of 13'and 17
About, sixty per cent, of theso nro
taking positions In which they lcarii
nothing iuul for which they become
unsuitable In a fow years.
TWO  KILLED AT BEAVER  CREEK
On Saturday evening Inst n filial
accldont occurred at,the L'oavcr Creek
mines. Two of our members, namely Alien MaeUonnld and Pat Ryan,
were working together when a fall
of roof look place, killing both lnstn.it-
ly. The Iwiuust was held on Thursday, but up to going to press uo news
has been received of the verdict.
OFFICIAL
To tho Officers and Members of tho United Mine' Workers
of Amorica:
Brothers—
Vou aro lioroliy notified thut tho nsHosHiiiont levied Fe.liruury 10,
]!)][{, hy order of tho Intfirniitiomil Kxeoulivo Hoard for Iho mouths
of Fubninry and March, VM'-i, is horohy disciiiit.iiiiieil, This order is
offofltive from and aftor April .1, 1!)l!l.
Wo tako LhJH opportunity lo thank our Local Unions and I ho
nioaihorship iu ^encml for tlio g-encrous and prompt responses to our
appeal, and express the hope thnt should it lieeoiiie neeessary. at any
timo in the fnliiro to levy nsspssmunts to protect tlie interests of our
organization, that our great inemlicrsliip will respond as freely nnd
iinliusiluUnKly as they have in the past.
Your OOficors am always reluetaiil to impose, any additional financial burdens in tlio way of assessments, hut to prut eel, our orf-'iiui-
zalioii. it becomes necessary t.i report to sueli methods of raisin1.' funds
to meet eoiitingoueies that arise from timo to time.
We eanuot uutiejpaie at tlii:*j tim,: how miuii v,e \si!l ajrnin be lorn-
polled to levy au assessment, but our members nni iv.-.! assured thai
il. will only be done as a last resort and for as short a time as possible
under the. eireiiliistuiiees,
All Locals thai havo not paid the assessment in full for February and March are requested to do so at their earliest conveiiiejiee,
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KHANK .1. IIAYI'X Vice-I'ivsident
. KDWIX  I'Klf,liV, ,Secrt*ttiry-Trt.'fiHur.er
A CHALLENGE
i
FAIR  WAGE SCALE ASKED
President Alford mid Secretary h
Mooro of, the trade* iuid labor conn
ell walled on Mayer ll.)fdh«.(uf Leth- j
bridge, with a fair wage Benin which (
tho working ine n winhel inserted in |
nil city contractu'thl* your nnd pntd j
by the city on all public work,   Thej
scale iiRkcd h the name an thi*' noinln- j
lot. government; fair wag« hia!" on the |
vow pout office job.   The niavor [irom- j
Wed 10 lay thi* n>nU* Mio** I'm* untie i
ell at tho earHcat opportunity, j
To tho Kditor:
I noticed iu the Ltitlibridire News of tin* 10th inst, that tho
.Socialist party at their nieetiii-tr stated that I had written a totter to Jas. Carter, the Couscivasivo organizer. I offer Ono
Hundred Dollars f*1fin.nn\ i„ be riven   |f, !},,, |,,.r!i!.rbb..-. J|oy
pilal, if any person mil produ-o siii-h a letter. Ainl I would
MlRKWit that anyone who has eir"ulated thi* untruthful statii-
inotit will be bit,' enough to eoHtribnt*' five Dollars (fo.OO) to
uonie -charitable institution.
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE. B. O^APBIL 26^1913.
$1501 RECIPE FREE,
v^:^/;'F6r;;     Men. -.."' l""r
■Send Name and Address Todai
! You Can Have It Free and
Strong and Vigorous
* '*..;!   have in mv possession a prescription
:  tor   nervous   debility,   lack ; of   vl-yrn-,
■"weakened    manhood,    fuiliny/ memory
* aad lanto back, ".tirouglu on  liy excess-
• es,  unnatural  drains,  or tlio  follies ol
youth,   that   has. cured  so  many, worn
and   nervous  men   riffiu  in , tlieir  ov.',". j
liomos:—without-"'imv additional help or |
medicine—that! think •jv.iry .nan  .vi;<> :
wishes to .regain' his -manly.*-power f'»'i
virility,   quickly   and   <iuiot!v,...-should I
have a copy;,    so.l have det>!:'iriii>..;d to j
send a copy."*"'.So I have: determined ..to
■'.* charpfc; in a -plain, ordinary sealed., enve !
lo'iioto any man w!io will write tne foi, (
■sit:   ■   ' ■-■■   *:   '    * .    *'•,.■•„■     ,   i
This prc-se.rlplhui comes from a pliy^'l- I
,,slan Av.lifl 1ms inado-a. special situi,-: '>r. I.
nten „ and I ani -convinced it'is the sur- j
.'Vst-aclihg:' eomldiiiitlon for (h.,rcil'« ■'.'. ]
del'ieli.'ut     mar.hotjd  and   vigor. iulHire.i
ever  ;nit loiietlu-r.    *      " ,;...*.■     1
I think 1 iiwe H to iny fellow man. to ]■
send tl.tem a: copy. ih eonfideney so that ■
any; man  any.whcVc  who  Is wen 1*:  and ■
discouraged   ; with     repeated     falhii'OH i
may stop drugging- himself with hftiiri- ;
•r'ut   patent   medicines,   .secure   what *I |
hellev'e  is  t!io *i|iiiekest-aeliii!T' resi.i.ra-*j
live,' upbuilding, SPOT-TOUCHING  ro-"'
medy ever devised, and so cure himself
at home quietly and quickly,  ".lust drop
* mo, a line llko this:    Dr. A. H. Robin-
'; Bon,4907 Luck Building,. Detroit, "Mich..
and I will send you a copy; of tills
splendid recipe in a plain, ordinary envelope free of charge; A great, mnny
" doctors would cliarse $3.00 to $~,M for
merely writing' out a prescripUim like
this;—but ^ sb';i<3 it entirely free.
Alaba.tino is easily  applied.    All
you need to help
you is cold water
and a flat   brush,
Alabastine    walls
make the home
lighter, more
cheerful and
beautiful  h will
not soften on the
wall like kalso-
rhine.  Because '
it is a cement; it
willhardenwith.
age, become I
part of the wall I
itself fand last
formany
years.
The Present
(■&mi&!&»m^&-t®&m&<m
fl' ■'"»'-fi
X    * Nowhere-ii? the Pass can be     X
It'    found" in   such,  a   display   of,. -.1$
w
1
fe^#^: An Alabastine wall c
'Affi'... be re-coated without remov-'
My  ing the old coat,     Alabastine
(St/   walls are the most sanitary. They
tire hygenic.  No insect or diseaoe (
germ can live in an Alabastine wall.
Alabastine one room, and  you'll
want   them V nil   Alabastined. ■" *,.
Church's Cold Water
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L*SS*ilfeM«!
, Dropinandletusshowyoubeau-  -5^5
liful samples of Alabastine work,
!        FREE STENCILS
',Let us show how to get beautiful
Alabastine Stencils absolutely free.
With them you can »c-■■«•
complish any desired
color scheme—you c*n
make your home
|J§       charming   ot >«
moderate cost.
workers. ^Whether there is any -loss
or not; whether there is any slackening iii' production, they are always fig-'
uring on decreasing the cost of "labor
either through louver wages or through
the introduction, of -.improved- machin-,
ery, bi- through the reorganization,.of.
the workers into, a,niore efficient factory force. Each establishment that'
survives a strike usually renews Imsi-
Tliejness with, some improved -.machinery;,
and j or with' a • reorganized " force. ; The
those in off ice thanked themselves for} owners liend ...every effort toward-, re-
perinitting nature ;to be thus b^unti-igaining -what has 'been lost .through
ful.       ',., -,;;;.   dXy^liillo time or througlv'increased wages.
Yet within the last yearthere have;| Thus every gain; made, by the workers
After the slow recovery: from" the
panic of 1907 there set in, a -period
of -."unexampled prosperity"^-as the
Republicans pointed out. ' Labor--was
employed, all except, the customary
million'or two. Plenty abounded, except in the homes ;,.of* the' workers.
Export * s were ■ on a scale of 'magnificent proportions. '■ Dividends, "were
large, .and the' imports ,of luxuries- in-
crenSed at: a-;ttremendpus.,'. rate.
harvest" yields   were  splendid,
been several strikes that show a deep
underlying agitation: ' Beginning'with
Lawrence, taking in tjie West,Virginia
coal strike, the garment /workers oi
-Xew'York- and elsewhere, .the Little
Kails,. 'Akron, Paterson .and, "Buffalo
.conflicts, there have.been> about, 250,-
\'ii,vo. persons who directly '"participated.
•is a temporary one* and almost as
stipn as they settle down to work thoy,
have to prepare ' t^'fight.; the, battle
over, again.... If they ftro inbn-resistant
their * condition * is -that; of abject slavery. *If they,resist,tbey have to. advance ever greater demands and seek
an ever broadening field.   -They like-
All, of these strikes, .'whether under,] wlso have to advance from "moral sup-
tho i.-\V:\\'.:or. the A.F.-.ofli. aus-1 l'°rt"on th'fe part of'their fellow woriS*
iniAs,■" wero marked with the ;,same f ers'to active support, and to gain this
general, features,   Tliey  were  rebel*!-, tlie fact, of /their, being-all wage work-
We   have  the
Can buy of Beef
ton, 'Veal,
Eggs, Fish
best   Tioiiey
' Pork.f'Mut-.
Pouftry. Butter,
Mmperator. Hams
and Bacon" Lard,    Sausages,
Weiners and Sa'uer Kraut,  "s
"A- PHONE OP CALL
ansary. Cattle-:Gb
hardware - Furniture
Phone 56
Gin" supplied* with   the   best, Wines,
■        Liquors arid Cigars  '
DTNING   UOOAI   IN   CONNECTION
W. MILLS,
.Prop
mimm
ions against low wages and oppressive conditions, of employQient, they
Were mostly protracted styti stubbornly; fought conflicts, and in all of them"
thc repressive powers of the Stale,1
police and militia"\y<*re:'used against
the"striljorg. Many d<vUhs and innumerable assaults restiltetl from*-them.
Ail.of thqni had'the general sympathy ,' and-** supiiort' of the working
cIhss. Some of1 therii werenmde possible only through immediate working class contributions, for thp;; strikers had no, funds. The mutual hostilities of labor groups did not prevent
the workers themselves from recognizing the, ivital,'"'importance ' of''iiie
strikes. * So .while' there /were many,
charges.,aiid counter-charges, .exaggerated* claims and equally exaggerated
condemnation, the ^workers, probably
a's; never before, have had „xheir.,,l'iual
say incite conduct of:their strikes';
it would,.. be.*far,. too much.to 'say
that we have; outgrown tlie, time when
a strike,is no longer a locai' affair of
concern only to those directly engaged
in it But it is evident-'that a strike
has become to, a significant extent
a matter of interest and cdncern'to a
rapidly, increasing number of persons,
in territory far removed from/the ^actual -field and. to. persons-; of, utterly,
dissimilar trades. .        ...-''.   -
•■'".'■:■-..■ The Soldiers of Reyolt''   .'
Probably .two-thirds'*jOf,them have
been, women. ,i\l ore than/two-thirds 'of
them are; not, natives of the .United
States./ But in the strikes, it/was
found that there are no racial barriers.
ers, is/not sufficient.
, The  Unifying  Force .-A
• The great.force that is drawing the;
workers'i'tdgethbr.is-the understanding,
that,: an increased.* :\vm?e, * is: a .temporary, thing, but the,tcpntrol _ of the conditions of ,work""in'ust' be,/;the final*
thing. ' ' .■■■7 ■* Ai ,"/'.;,-. '.- '■'*■'"'.' ■'■■'""
',. Every, dt©-* sees, such an improvement "in machinery arid 'perfection of
the labor forces tha thigh skill is made
less and less necessary.' '■'Furthermore'
the agriculturijl" pdpuiation;■■*', of some
countries in Europe and AVestern Asia,
is being drawn.-upon, and the former
fanners' are -converted, into; factory
'workers. The turning/ of ■■ vast sections of the", cc/iumimity into occupations to whicli,they had»not previously
been accustomed can be accomplished
only through',-wording*them ihiiiima'iily
long hours' and keeping them in a .state
of semi-starvation as wasthe case at
the beginning of the factory,system,
or by improving the machine, so that
the hours pan be shortened,. the pay
can be increased-'and relatively fewer
workers employed. At,present with
good's.being '^urned"put that were not
dreamed .of ri century or ,even half; a
century ago; with/the Manufacturing
countries,, pressing unto foreign markets where manufacturing is only ru-
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BELLEVUE, Alta.
dimentary ; and  with  thei powers  of
waste and consumption of the rich developed to an abnormal degree, aud
\yith the constant expansion of em-
plbyments  where ;human   energy,  is
worse than wrstQd,;,there is.always fit
tinies of: greatest' productio.<i a reserve
army ..of trained* .workers.:    It: takes
only a little time to train; workers now
and the period.that is.necessary is be-
ing-steadily* diminished. ',..*   ' ,:, „- .'*
-'rSyiicn there 'is a lull in the present
"open,strife, if/any intelligent'estimate
is;made of labor, conditions, it;--.yilLbe
found that the sphere of .{lie skilled
worker; has been decreased even dur-;
ing the past year. /Theorists formulate this "idea- and , make discoveries
after the "workers have instinctively
begun to adapt themselves,to the new
conditions. •■ In the, recent-.,fights the
change in tactics arid the development
in mass action were the result of ini:
moved leadership.-  They were an unfolding  of  growing  class ' consciousness in the workers:      .     3
,     ':    Educate and Educate ■■
No mattor what the personal power
o- the individual, he is helpless in any
attempt to push for\yard or shape the
mass., The best he can .usually .do,
if he would be the leader, is'to recog-'
nize the trend of mass action,Jump in
and assume the lead. But the assumption' of iead-ership today necessitates-
•active work, and .work along the lines
the mass,;desires;   There is awakening intelligence "hnd there has been; a
great, advance in understanding oh the
part of a larger number than/ever before.   These dp hot constitute the intelligent minority dr. the inspired few
of  the' revolution. /They "aye. merely
acgauge of /the .expanding knowledge
on the part,of the;'whole.; .The inis-
leailers,; in /such circumstances, find:
their  efforts .hopeless. .'  Tlidse * who"
would deliberately, frustrate or abort,
the revolt;are no longer speaking, to
helpless 'ignorance.', As "the mechanic
now finds rejidy" at hand the results
of ail previous, struggles.   The number* of mechanics who* know*  how" to
apply this technical,social knowied'ge
steadily, increases.:  The "number who,
i\aVe a, growing understanding of/how,
,it should be applied but who, yet lack
finite the requisite.skill'' is still larger."
And the same is true among the workers  in  their... great /task of .bringing
about the social revolution.:   No mat-
W&n ordering ask;for Dr..Price's by name, else
the grocer may;; forget the kind you are accustomed; to.
ter how many mistakes were made in
the'*, pasty' no :matter how many mistakes may bo made at present," there
is a constantly widening,onwiird sweep
of woi-ldiig class knowledge of. working^ class affairs.      " ■';,,/;;,:'/; -
The.;only effective thing those who
see aheatV most clcarlybcan do is help
along in education, And this ■education is riot the, application of some
method oor theory, (but active partici:
patioirin "the struggles.of the workers^
The man with, a message,.,rib matter
bow '.important he thinks • it, will find
few bearers. They^are too busy with
their owii affairs.'., But those * who are
ready "to"help at whatever task is assigned, will find 'plenty * to do, for" the
army caar never be; too .large.
: When the Factories Close "
'; Preceding most-/panics there , has
been, a period of strikesV-"Those Syho
know nothing of the/labor movement
conclude that .the panic /was'' precipi-;
tated :by'• "unjust demands of labor.';;
In almost every,; instance .the ~'demands
of labor" were the lSst resort of peo-
ple,/;who felt the -growing burden of
poverty .become "so' heavy that they
kliow they must strike or/starve. *,But
;where,.production is reckless and dis-'
tribution /is "criminal iii/ its ...insane,
methods„,there is certain tot.be> break
in the.system of prpduction and distribution. '; /Then the, /workers , are^
thrown out Wholesale, and millions
.who had,;been working like.mad join
in;uinVoluntary; idleness the,'"million"
\\ho; hSve .been,«patiently .waiting a
chance at' the machines of their masters, •■';-'*.; ";' :."..;:'■• ■.*.,'•. : S7'S. ".
"/Buring^atpanic suffering:is intensified. ; When 'wages cease there
speedily follows: in the, case of most
strikers a cessation ; inj purchasing
power.;»' They, -cannot huy /either food:
or clothing^ ,: Tliey/oamidt pay "rent.
No/matter how pften/they are advised
to "go* where hands are wanted, *' they *
haven't t^the ,mbn\}y to get there, even
(iiitorod the mill or^tlio fac-
Tlii) great mass of thorn wero
Imperial Bank of Canada
Capital Subcurlbed
Rescrye Fund,.. ,■■
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HEAD OFFICE; TORONTO
6,000,000        Capital Paid Up ....       0,770,000
0,770,000       Total Asseto ",      72,000,000
R, WILKIE. Prenlflent HON, ROOT JAFFRAY, Vlce-Prei.
BRANCHES   IN   Bf-HTiSH COLUMDIA
Arrowhead, Crnnbrook, Fernie, Golden. Kdinloops* Michel, Moyie, Nelson.
Revelstoke, Vancouver and Victoria.
,>."■■ SAVINGS DEPARTMENT
Interest allowed on deposits at current rate from date of deposit.
FERNIF. URANCH CEO. I. B. BELL, Manager
THE CANADIAN BANK
Ob COMMERCE
CAPITAL, $15,000,000 REST, $12,500,000
while,■■on.'the other harid,:.there we're
working class interests (^q:well defined that„t6ilers everywhere recognized
them. It must rio'J.be supposed that
there were no appeals to;race hatred.
There were many and insidious ones.
Added to this, in Doth,-, Lawrence and
Paterson there- were appeals to ,religt;
otis prejudices. Despite .the weapons
that formerly the workers could not
"stand out, against, they [.proved this
time ineffective.
In some instances, it was sho\vn
that where' niojt ami "women' worked'
at the, same trade the women' earned
more money than'the men. In other
instances, there wero children who
earned more money than either their
fathers or mothers,. In all cases, except in West Virginia and Buffalo, the
3'i.rosperlty of the Industry, was built
up on cheap labor/and on tho1sacrifice of youth to.'tho demands of trade.
Thoro was no protenso that, ft' child
of M or 15 entering tho buslnoss was
going to iir-quiro knowledgo and skill
that woiilil moan tlio ability to ninko a
living br Ihe future. Tlio limits of
imy won: In sight almost from the timo
the child
tory
condemned to starvation wages and to
prncarloiiH conditions of employment.
There wtis no liroupoct for them,
except, that pressing hard upon them
were other groat iiuishoh of! material
from which wage wokrers eotild bo
mado,       •■;*'''■
Then- was not one strike Unit could
not lmvo lionn broken If the employ-
i"i'H hnd boon nhlo to got the posHtblo
HUlki'liriMikliiK "bunds" into Iho mills
nud factories, Hut Oils was prevented
find,, by Iho unemployed UiohihoIvob,
who, no matter how much pressed by
want, refused to nciih, by the unexpected support given hy the wholo
working eliiHM, and by thn effective
nirhmiri'H adopU'd by the utrllconi
llii'iiiNclvon, They dlil not leave the
conduct of tho strike In Iho liniidH of
the lendnrn, but they roiight It tliem-
Hclvcrf in the open, They woro not
deterred by ciubn w lmyoiietn, by vntitx*
I'.'dr.i'A'i'i lit prh-zoa H'lls. Whi-ro formerly ditrliif! wait an exception it has
now hecome Uio ciiHtninary thing,
In Spite of "Prosperity"
Muring. ,ii pirlftd of iii'odtu'llve nc
llvltbt'i. the lu'lce nr all commod|il,i,H,
c>.'ccpt)|ri|T lnbor jiower,   Ih  InrrciiHcd
.,.U|Hiil    liliK II    -tlUll    Ull    fill*    l-.Jlt    Ol
:»=:-/ By.DR; J.*COURT * - '"
Nystagmus, a disease (p£: the /eyes
that1 affects, miners, and loiig. said to
be due to their working in cramped:
positions arid with poor lights, has
become a hatter of wide prevalence
inGreiit Britain where, it is receiving
much consideration and begetingmuch
discussion, The disease is .defined
thus: "A rapid involuntary *,oscillation of tlie eyeballs." ft is also no-
fiiTOpanled with weakness of vision,
ancl is the attributed cause of almost
blindness and slothful physical action.
In view of the fact, that tho laws of
a number of states ntiw require that
safety-lamps shall bo used In,'nil gaseous mines, and ".that in oilier, states
such, legislation is a probability, and
that compensation laws, lmvo boon
and:are,.being enacted, It Is pertinent
to havo tho knowledge that is available as to the causes of .this disease
explained by a recognlzod authority,
The following paper was rend by Its
author nt the Oxford Opthnlmological
Congress, held on July 1(1. 1012, Tho
editor herewith acknowledges the
courtesy of William Clifford for 'the
manuscript of 'thin pnpor as received
from the author,—Editor,   Coal   and
Coko Operator.
» * * ".*       .  ■ •
In ISOO, Mr. Mtokos, the government
Inspector for tho Midlands, fitiu.od In
Ills report that tho complaints nf coal
miners thnt tho snfoty-lnnip affected
their nyn-sluhc wns "one of sentiment
lather than of fact," and wont on to
nny thnt ho trusted that tho ndvociitoH
of Uio Injured nyo-slght llieory would
give cnusil publicity tq.tljo fiictH upon
which they hosed their opinion.
There wns n controversy in tho pronH
nml the miners' lcndcru asked nie* If I
could throw Home light upon the iiuch-
tion.
When I began practice In Stnvolny
In I.SS5 llioro woro flvo largo colllerh'H
111 tho Piii'IhIi, eni))loyli)g about 2,0(10,
men, nnd hojiio of the pltH worn worked with cniidlcs. I had hnd twenty-
live yearn' oxjierliniiio of ihe injiirloH
and dlHoimns of ihe uyi>» of the minora,
nnd I certainly found that canon of
XyHtn^nuiH were more mimoroiin than
in ISO:!. I knew Mr. Hncll very well,
and on.cn Hfiit him opthntmlc ciihoh
for conmillntlon, a» ho was (Uo chief
miuiKiiiy   on   .%.»ntaKimi,i,    1   i«-noV'jil
, At* such/ .'a.j time ;, the 'government
giaciqiisly steps' in to;"relieve the misery." "This government, either ot the
municipality, state "or nation,:1; is- hot
controlled by,tho workers, but.by th\5 •
employers:/ of the workers,■ Therefore
the "charity" doled out is cunningly
designed to/ kceplife going until tho
"hands"  are' wanted  again. ,, I
The control of.■.■•the" '"machinery* of
production is one manifestation„of the
control of government, A capitalist
can'have the militia called but to de-^
fend "his"property." He owns the
government that'does the""calling. The
workers cannot: have anybody called
out to protect:their jobs.- They do
not own them; ; All they own is their
power to work, and they"riiust sell
that to those; who' own the niachinery
aiid the government.:/, ;,;>■'
.While the • wonccrs have been active
on; the, economic field they have likewise: of necessity; been .active :bn;;the
political;field**' They, know you cannot, separate "the two activities. They
are'_' reaching, fpr tli§ power, to control
their, jqbs, arid without that power
thero must b,p. a never ceasing 'round
of strikes, in which a little is'gained,
and ■ of'.'panics, in which that little is
again lost;, of r.wage -increases which
are speedily offset by increased prices
of necessities. '"■'". "■-'■■• ,;      /':
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REMITTANCES ABROAD
ts
Snell was, angry, and protested;he >vas
right, although at * that time he had
not been doAviva pit to see for himself.
This picture of the' man, Jn -'Snail's,
study'was.■transferred-to his\wofk. on
Nystagmus where, it, is to this day.,'Iii
my opinion that is; the foundation fer
the "Position" and "-Myopathic"' theory which is held so strongly and without sufficient,evidence today. Well
might,-"Ruraise", say that,.this picture
was faked or arranged,, '
„ As you are aware, I made a report
In ISO) of ."hiy* ••ixnminntlons in Do'rbyv
shire, and when the results wore
known that the men working with
lights had no disease Snell was- furious with mo, and denounced me In a
Sheffield■-paper as being ii:"Miners'
man," and that the, cases had been selected, I answered him by descending two Staveloy pits, and examining
all the irien, numbering 735, I found
tho con] getters had Nystagmus to
the extent of W% S-l per cent. Again
in order to show tho folly of his obll-
i]tio position picture, I took n photographer from Chostorflold down Mark-
ham colliery, and photos by flafihllght
wore taken,of a man lying,underneath
the coal, "holing," or "iindorcu'ttlng"
tho coal.
This picture proves that a mnn always looks when on his side at tho
point ho Is striking. Hosldos, a man
moves his liond ns woll an his oyo.B
wlillo using his pick, Afterwards I
went down two'collieries-In the county
of Durham, ono using candles nnd tho
other lamps; thc results wore thu
Hiune, Then I spent nearly ft woek ln
(ho ForeHt of Dcnn, whoro thoro wiih n
(IIroiibc. Onndles ' wero being used
ovory wlioro, the hciuiih woro vory lh In
nud Uio pohIUoii of tho mnn at work
vory crumped, it wits wonderful to
soo the mliid'H coming out. of Uio colliery, Tlm day wim bright and hot,
and im T fltooil on tho plt-lmnk I noticed
that, every man could look nt the mm-
tdilne without trouble, n Hlrlklnif con-
trn«t lo the mon with XyBtaginiiH
from llm Ilci'byHliiro Jump pltH, who
nro obliged (o look nway and turn
their cycfj down from the light when
they como out,
The eoniI'overHy still wont on nnd
In order |.o oNltoiill the urea of my in-
vcstlgntlonn l wont to IjIcro to nco tho
liNllllB lit  MOfK  111   iiClgilllll.     l>r.  1(01)1-
i*i."  At.ttll'i ,1   i.if.  (>>.■>   .>{ni*iiiCi«.n  itiiU  *{<■•
;ni ie or lh" (IN'*,!1*:*- u'.'is thc corrccl. • tall1! of his uwk, and he obtained per-
■itiin.   When 1 •ob! h\m pf my Intm- ■ ml««lo» tar wc tuv no d^wn a ^•fdllcry
I tion  to  mn.fi nu cxnniliinUoii  of njnt Bcrring, miii another one In  tlio
j power In order to meet Uichc incrctiKcd !h\r!*e number nr men worklni? with | Monn dlMrlct, near f'hnrlorol. Tlm mon
*. ;.;■,■,*.,.,!..*,I,'.. i,.,x um. ',■   '■■■...,..  ; *..,*,u,*y, ,i^i.v.*» iu-c* •«.■.» 'tv.it \t-*'**.*   <.i',.v,..i.   ■*.■»>-■«-uv•■.   cu"i™   tium?,,
| cither prolonged dlRc««»!on« iiotwcnn | pleuF.otl and retnnrked tlmt ho was j I.nmpH wero tdtcd as in England. Nop
'fiiiplo)ci'« und employees, or prolong- rwtirc my reports would confirm ltl«!*of tho men worked on their aides, arid
j I'd labor battle*.      <» I opinions auto Iho origin of the dlscflse ! no hollnir wn» dono,   nlthoiiRh   tho
j The end «r the period of hnsinei-ta \ He asked me to go to Sliofflcl.l nnd j»«uns wero thin. A square yard of
liic'lvKv in pretty well In slKbt. Kx-j met wcvcral cyo 8ur«conu. nnd In inn' coal-fnco wns inurked out by tho dop-
)rr"dilcnt  Tnft Una already  sounded !consulting room he hnd ft colllor lyln«r hitlcs, which n mnn cut otif. In wrm!)
j  .laiiiiiiis of it coming panic, but hl« jdo.ni In tlx» po.<i|Uon of ft "holer."       .coal.   Tlio price wns ono -Shilling four
'w'.nihil-? wan Jo those who have hi. I    This mnn V-i,\ ],,* nyn* turned oWI-'Dcncc per yard, which cmilnlns nbout
finely up 1o Inn), at the roof ItiRtcnrf of j
looklm* at tho placo |jo wft« «trlkln*gf f-—
if. vsuch;,places existed,: ,,, No /matter
how often they are -toid that "those
whoXwant'Work can always find *it;"
they still are helpless. They/* /are
caught iii the stalled machinery: of
capitalism and must suffer increased
misery, until the machinery is' started
going again,-        "--"y- ■■:: *.,■*■ /■   ...
m^&g^t^ ,$43,000,000.
Capital Paid Up
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FUvif.t ve "■:.-*
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Tho owner of a.bnnk account Is looked up to and
respoctod by lib) follow
mon, iuul Ib nlHo In a position to grasp mnny oppor-
timltloH that nro donloil to
tho man who Iiiih nothing,
Acquire Uio Having Imb't
and you lmvo taken tho
first, stop toward futt.ro
■fiticcoBB. You cnn npo'i up
nn account In thin bank
with ono dollar, nml Inter-
out ill tho lilRhost enrrii.'it
rato will bo crodltcd ovory
six months.
If, you wer-s^told of a new
discovery^ for the treatment of
coughs, colds "and, bronchitis,
as cartain innits;actiori pry aU
clieft;.'troubles as /anti-toxin is
or. diphtheria, or vaccinat ion on
srriall-pox,, wouldn't you feel
like giving it a trial?; /'Especially
i if youcoulJ try it for fiity cents I
,    Peps ip.'.t'hc discovery!-'■■
/ .t'opa aro little tablets, neatly wrapped  in  air and'g-cvai-jii'oot' uiivorfoil.
J'hKy,contain 'cortni^ *'iii"'diciii;il':!'irigi,c.
I'dicnts, v.-hic;h, vvlitia.placed' upon   tbo
tongtiB, immedjatuly* turn into vapour,
nnd aro at oiiuo broatliud down tha sir
! passages to tho lungH.: On thoir 'journny,
! thoy.,B:iot,he' Iho'iiiilnniiid and .in;itnt< d
incnibrancu'of tho bivmhial tubda, tlio
I deliciitb waits of tlio nir passago.i,*., and
(iiinlly enter ii»id carry iv-linf and himlinv;
to the'capilWie.-) aiat tiny a.r eticviu tho
luuga. -. ■       * ,' '■■■■..„''■ ••,',
[n & word,' whilo nq;;'liquid or Koli.l
onn get to tlio lu, gn and air pivsjiy-'B, I
theso Pops itimeh R(*fc thero direct, and j
at onco ci'tnmonou thoir work of.iiaUin';.
'■'"', J'upa aro ontii'uly disiiuofc from Iho
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aro tnoroly mvullowuU into tho -stoiiiucli,
nud nover rcftoh tlio bings.' Pop8etivnt-
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SIDELIGHTS ON THE LEADERS OF
THE GREAT BELGIAN STRIKE
Are All Socialists Who Have Won the Trust and Respect of the
People by Their Work in the Political, Labor and
Co-operative Movements?
A Flash of
Lightning
Is  Just  as  likely  to  strike
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you and have, a lightning
clause attached to the policy.
Then you needn't worry' every
time there is a thunderstorm.
M, A, KASTNER
Sole Agent for Fernie
One of the most interesting things
about the great Belgian general strike,
wliich has involved hundreds of thousands of workers and has virtually
paralyzed industrial Belgium,,, is the
leadership in the great battle for
equal manhood suffrage' and the al)0'
lition of the plural voting system,
the Parti Ouvrier Beige (1907-1909);
a prominent member of the party ana
its .Representative in the Municipal
Cotyicil in Brussels, elected in 3910, A
printer by trade, he was for several
yejirs on the party's central organ. He
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'ber of Deputies since 189-1; a leading
member of the party's organization of
Mons and an active participant in the
annual conventions of the Parti
Ouvrier Beige. He is a zealous agitator and an ardent worker iu the
co-operative movement of the country.
. Leon Meysmans—Former editor of
the central organ of the party, the
Peuple (1904); member of the Belgian Chamber of Deputies since 1901;
re-elected at the last general elections, June, 1912. An active party
worker of Brussels.
Alfonse Octors—Head of the Maison
du Peuple, Brussels, the leading So
cialist co-operative in the ^yorld: a
prominent Socialist agitator, journalist ancl organizer; former secretary
of the Commission Syndicate (the National Labor.Secretariat). 1904; mem
ber of the Executive Committee of
the Parti Ouvrier Beige (1907) and
of the Federation des Co-operatives
Socialistes.
Victor Serwy—Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Federation
des Co-operatives Beige (1907); a
leading party worker and organizer in
the co-operative movement; formerly
secretary of the International Socialist Bureau, Brussels (1901-190G.)
Leon Troclet—A leading Socialist
agitator of Liege; member of the
Belgian Chamber of Deputies, elected
June, 1912; journalist and organizer.
Vandersmissen—National secretary
of the'Parti Ouvrier Beige since 1912;
a prominent party worker; contributor to the party press of Belgium,
France and Germany; delegate to most
of the annual conventions of the Labor party since its foundation.
Emile Vandervelde • (born 3S66) —
One of the leading theoreticians of
the Parti Ouvrier Beige;  m_eigb'er__qf
■JOHN HARDER, D.D.8., LD8„
DENTIST
Offlco: Johnstone and Falconer Block
(Abovo Blorifldoll's Drug Storo)
Phono 121
noiira; o,ili to 1;Ai to 0, *
it,o*iul»iuee; il, Victoria Av-snuo.
ALEXANDER MACNClL
Dirrliter, Solicitor, Notary, ate.
QWssa: CzUUla B*i**4*a$,
Parnlt, B.C.
P. 0. Lawi Alax. I. Pliha>
UAWB A PIIHtR
ATTOnNBVB
Parnta. D. C.
I.   H.   PUTNAM
Oarrlatar, Solicitor, Notary Public, aie.
BLAIRMORE, ALTA.
is/well known through Belgium as an
a/itator and party worker.
The leaders .of the general strike" J Desire Maroille (born 1862)—Sec-
are practically' all Socialists whose /etary of the co-operative Backer of
activities in- thSniB?lgian Socialist, (Wons; member of the Belgian Cham-
labor ■ and co-operative movements
have won for them the, trust, and r'eJ
sp'ect of the people. -.The influence pi
these* leaders with .-the ' people, was
demonstrated when '.on Sunday, moYn-
ing .the general -ftrlka.'w^s .suddenly
called'a'day. In .advance. Tlie response
was ■'. wonderful." . Q.n the .'following
morning 'approximately ,2dp,'000} workers-were walking .the,.streets'.,^ the
principaLspities.of. Belgium ..witli their
hands in their poqkets,' arid tlie hum
of industry.h&cbj ceased. '
• Important fact^r'egarding such men
as those ■who,are at the head of the
Belgian strlko are always interesting,
and for the following illuminating
compilation The 'Oall'is indebted to
Morris A. Orans:
Edward Anseele (born 1856)—One
of the founders of the Belgian Social-
ist and co-operative movement; member of,the Chamber of Deputies since
1894, Son of a shoemaker, he studied
at the Royal'Athenum of Ghent; became a notary and later a typesetter.
He was one of the founders of the cooperative club, the Vocruit, in 1879,
and has for years edited its official
organ. He is a member of the Executive committee and treasurer of
the International Socialist Bureau at
Brussels and one of the leading members of the Party Ouvrier Beige. He
is "a short and powertul looking man
with a small and strong neck; his
jaws are those of a fighter and in
action they open and shut liko a steel
trap."    (R. Hunter.)
Jean Bergmans—Former secretary
of tho Parti Ouvrier Beige 0912-
1913); head of the trade unions of
Belgium and.an active worker iu the
co-operative; secretary of the Commission Syndicale (the National Labor
Secretariat); orator and journalist; a
leading member of the Labor party.
—Loui s—Phi 11 ipp e—Ber tr and (born"
1856) — Ono of the founders of the
Parti Ouvrier Beige (1885); has iict-
tively participated in most of the national and international Socialist congresses and is widely known through
his frequent contributions to the Socialist, press of Belgium, France and
Germany. Formerly a marble worker
by trado, ho was an early convert to
tho Socialist and Labor movements;
at the age of 20 he organized tho Belgian Marble Workers Union and the
Chamber du Travail, and' at the ago
of 21 he represented the latter at tho
International Socialist Congress at
Ghent. Ho lias founded nnd edited
several Socialist journals and was the
first editor of the central organ of tho
Labor party, tho Petiplo, in 1885,
Though tho representative of tho extreme opportunist, Bertram! Is ono of
the loading spirits of tho Parti Ouvrier
llolgo.
Louis do llrouckere—Manager of
tho central organ of tho Labor parly,'
tho Potiplo, slnco lOOfl; m prominent1
pnrty worker, journalist and hftltnior.
Mombor of tho Exeetitlvo Commltteo
of tho Ouvrlor Bolgo and a frequent
delegate to nutlonul ami International
Socialist congresses,'*TIo, Is rogardod
as tho representative of tlio radical
wing' of tlio party nnd ns a "Marxian
Socialist." '
Aiitolno Dolporto—Soclnllst mombor
bf tho Belgian Chamber of Deputies,
oloetod Juno, 1912; Journalist and nn
active party worker;. Ho was for a
timo cdito" of tlio Pouplo, nnd has for
sovoral yours Horvod on Uio(Executive
Commlttoo of tlio Part! Ouvrlor llolgo.
Ilonry Pcninn—Loiilcr of the'villi-
militarist movement and tho Young
Socialists of Belgium i formerly International secretary of tlio Young Socialist Federations (1907), A prominent Soclnllst ngltntor nnd nn active
party iworkor. At present ho Is tlio
Hocrotiiry of tho Central il'ISducntlon
Ouvrlor nnd editor of Its officio)
monthly Cinilt).
Edotinril Dowlnno—Ono of tho cdl-
torn of tlio party's lending dully, tlio
Pouplo, slnco 11)07; nn oxoollnn't Journalist and ngltutor; nn nctlvn worker
In tliooo-oporatlvo mpvoment; mombor of tlio Kxooutlvo Commlttoo of
tlio' Federation of Socialist Co-operatives of liolglum,
Cnrollle Uuysmnns—Gonoral secretary of tho Tntnrnntlonnt Snpfnllnt
Buronti, Hrnssols! a loading mombor of
tho Parti Ouvrlor IIoIbo; journalist nnd
agitator; mombor of tho Ilelglnn
Chnmb-or of Deputies since Juno,
11112; besides bolng a professor,
Huysmans la also a wonderful linguist
nnd a great Sbnkosperlan -scholar.
"What he does not'know about poll-
tlci, doctrines, disputes nnd organisation of Socialist nnd labor parties of
all lands la not worth knowing."—!).
Olaxar,
Jul«« Lofcou—Qnc of the editors of
tho central organ of ths Labor party,
tito Peuple, (stuca 1307) i formerly
editor of tho organ of tha Young Socialist Federation of Belgium; member of tho Biteentlve Commute* of the
Parti Ouvrier Belgo (iflOUJ; and the
party's candidate for Parliament at
th* Innt. gymoru! olcctfonn, 1312.
Ooorgos Maes—Hecent secretary of
"llfiTBelglan Chamber o'f Deputies since
1891 and leader, of the Socialist Parliamentary group; professor of .sociology and political economy in the
University of Brussels; joined the Labor party of Belgium at its foundation
in 1885 and has for many years served
on its Executive Committee; he is a
constant contributor, to the Socialist
press of Belgium, France, Gerrnany,
etc., and chairman of the International* Socialist Bureau, Brussels.
"Vandervelde is a spare and dark
man with a remarkable, alort, keen
manner, and his strong personality,
whilo It gives him groat power with
his party, also compels the admiration of his enemies, Ho is a splendid
orator and blessed .with a phenomenal
memory; n great thinker nnd a prolific writer,"—E. V„ In the Labor
Louder, London, ,
Georgo Woutors—Editor In chief of
tho central organ of tho Labor, parry,
..tlio Pouplo; formerly a member of tho
Chamber of Deputies; defeated nt tho
general elections, Juno, 1912; the
party's acknowledged authority on tho
laud ntinBtlon; ho wns tho only rop-
rofipiitntlvo In the Chamber from a
district purely agricultural; ho has
nttGiid-qd sovoral iiitornntlonnr'Soainl-
Ist con'gross'os mid is a conspicuous
figuro nt tho national annual conventions of tho Labor party.
Snell's theory of the cause of Nystagmus were right and that it was the
position of the men at work which
was the origin of the trouble, the light
was of no consequence, and they would
not be at the extra expense of using
lamps with better illumination; especially as I had advised electricians to
make a lamp which, after all, "was
bound to be costly.
Now what would be the advantages
of an improved light?
1st.-—Nystagmus would disappear.
2nd,—There jvould be fewer accidents from falls of the roof or sides
of the mine; because with a better
light the men could better see defects.
3rd.—The miner could0 do more
work, get more coal per shift, and
with much more comfort.
4th.—Could clean coal and pick out
dirt better.
This was shown in a practical way
by the result of an arbitration case
held at Nottingham. °
The miners . claimed an allowance
for Increased difficulties in getting
coal, and from injury to their eyes
when ■ tbe; collieries were put under
safety:lamps after naked lights had
•been in use.
To some extent, owing to my evi-,
denco of the examinations of large
numbers of men using both kinds of
illumination, Judge Smyly awarded
the colliers one penny per ton of coal
got, which holds good to this day.
Time went on and, still being in active practice among the coal miners, I
was appointed a Certifying Factory
Surgeon, and later on a medical referee for Derbyshire, under the Compensation Act.
When Nystagmus was scheduled in
the list of Industrial Diseases on .the
advice of the departmental committee,
as far as I am aware, no witnesses
were called who held different opinions to Mr. Snell as to the cause of
the disease.
The committee adopted his theory
in toto, Consequently the report, in
my opinion, was much biased in favor
of the "Position" and "Myopathic" origin of the complaint.
During last October I discussed the
question of the increasing number of
cases of Nystagmus with S.ir,Arthur
■Markham, who has a large interest in
different' collieries, and he asked me
to write hini" a letter setting forth my
views upon the different problems connected with the disease.
In order, therefore, to settle the various points, I advised that a government inquiry should be undertaken into the conditions of the eyesight of
all men and boys working in mines in
Great Britain where both safety-lamps
and naked lights wero used. I sug-
gestM_thG._fo!IO-wing—questions-:	
1st.—The true Cause or Causes of
Coal Miners' Nystagmus.
In its directions to Certifying Factory Surgeons arid Medical Referees
the Compensation Act says that both
officials must be satisfied that the
claimant for compensation munt be
quite incapacitated from work at the
time of giving up his employment * *
or the courts will be asked to set
aside the certificate." The advice of
the Department committee is that,
however mild the case, the sufferer
should leave off work, so that there is
a serious legal difficulty to be decided.
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There is no more despicable creature, not even among the beasts and
reptiles, than the spy who worms
himself into the confidence of a trade
union membership during the period
of stress and trouble just preceding
or during a strike. It is the business
of this human jackal to make trouble
for the detective agency which employs him must earn a retainer, and
its tool must report plots and counterplots, and if none exist he must manufacture them, and calso the evidence
to sustain his allegations.
Unfortunately, the organiaed wage-
earners, ..more especially those having
their employment in the .rougher industries, are peculiarly liable to decep-,
tion, if the "operator" is smooth-ton-'
gued and plausible, and the detective
agency-sees, to it that their vulture
has these attributes.
A newspaper of world-wide reputation for its slavish support of capital,
right or wrong, has recently glorified
one of these "brave, cool, courageous!'
union spies who had his more particular and recent opportunity for displaying his talents in the Kanawha county
mining district in West Virginia. This
paper's special correspondent recounts
with satisfaction the dismay among
his1 former comrades when the spy unmasked himself. It was a heart-warming scene for the mine owners of West
Virginia, who have a national reputation for their regard for their minors.
Martial' law had been declared.
"Frank A.. Smith will take the
stand."
Now we quote from the newspaper
account:'
"Nearly one hundred prisoners have
been taken, altogether, but those at,
this time before the court were charged with' conspiracy to murder.
"They heard this command of the
judge advocate without any unusual
demonstration of interest, but suddenly there was a stir among them. Closely guarded by militiamen there came
into the room a smooth-faced, dark- ]
skinned young_man,Ji_Ls.^auai^e,_s_hfluld-4
ers .thrown back and his rather slen- j
der figure set off by a natty suit of I
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Fancy Goods and Stationery _'
BEriTEVUE
Alberta
NYSTAGMUS AMONG MINERS
(Continued from Pngo 2)
ono (ind a half tons, Uo wiih a good
man who could got two yards, or three
tons, por day,
Thoro Hoomod to bo no energy In
tho mon—only 000 tons woro raised by
800 mon and boys; depth of shaft 0S0
niotroH! tompernturo vory high,
Aftor this -fnino tlio mooting of tho
nrltln.li Medical association, tit Nolt«
luglinm, In July, 1898,'tind'20 yearn
slnco nbout tills timo,
In Hjilto of my Im'osllgtitloiiH, undor-
tultoii entirely rit.my o^vn oxpontllturn
of timo nnd money, tlio wholo of tli'j
oyo HpoelnlUtB woro 1ml by Snoll, nnd
adopted IiIh tliiiorleH, with the notable
oxooplloii of Tathnm Thompson, of
Cardiff, who wiih porHoniilly unknown
to mo, but generously onmo forward
nnd nttondoil tho mooting nt Nottingham, I RJinl) nlwnyfl hold tlio kindliest foollnRB of grntltudn for tils otmtoA
rtwrri tn ll\n '!*[M. T.'.hr; ;;;>.,,,',', '.,*,,
wor convnrtwl from 'RnolVfl tWory hy
tlio ovorwholmlnft faotn ohsorvotl In
examining huntlrode of minors In
South Wo Ion,
Ho uhowoil a dlngrnm whoro nvm
worklnr In n 7-foot nroni wit** <?•>>•<•
I/imps and who novor did any holing
and who Uy down on their sldoa, and
yol Nyatflgmun was \4ry prevalent In
contmit to IU abiehcfl tn "enndlo"
plU where man worked In this nonra
and did "holing" In cramped petitions,
One of the worst feature! or th«t
Investigations was that the govarn-
ment Inspectors of mines tmllcvod ihnt
my theories, to a certain extent, made
It difficult for them to change the illu
mlnatlon from nak»d lights to lamps
In collieries whoro gas bas been found
In dangerous quantities.
Again, tlm conl owners wnro «iu»"-
allr "dead against" me, because If Dr.
2nd.—The duration, and best means
oc cure.
3rd.—If there is a constitutional liability.
■ith.—Whether ono attack of itself
predisposes to another.
nth.—If the mild cases are incapacitated from work underground, and to
what extent.
, Cth.—If Miners' Nystagmus cctusos
tho sufferer to bo a danger to himself
and other miners at work with him.
This letter was' forwarded to tho
Home Secretary, who wrote to Sir
Arthur Markkam In April last, saying
thai Dr. Llewellyn, who had boon making Independent investigations, confirmed my opinions of twenty yours
since as to tlio cnuso of Nystagmus. ,
Tho increasing number of cases of
Nystagmus is considerable, thero being I,CIS cases lu 1010 as compnrod
with -NiO In lit OS* cliilmlnfy componfui-
tion, In my opinion tho nunihors will
go on Increasing unless thoro Is hotter
Illumination; bociiuso ovory yoar shallow pits whom naked lights nro used
will bo worked out, and thq mon will
go to tlio dcop collieries, wliich nro
nearly nil flory and safety-lamps nro
nocoBsnry.
Another cause is tho ndvlco of ophthalmic exports tliat, no mattor how
mild tho caso is, tho man Khould
lonvo his work In tbo'pit, On nngo 10
of tho (lopnrtmontnl coinmlttoo roport,
1007, it states; "For tho patient, tlio'
ho mny not nt. tlio timo hn actually tin-
nhlo to continue his work, ought to
discontinue'If ho Is not to'got worse,"
Truly a council of pnrfootlon, which I
nm not qulto able to agroo with.
Question No, fi on my list ought to
bo carefully gono Into, its It may put,
an Inlolornhln bunion of oomponantlon
on tho con! mining IndiiBtrlos.
Two other tiuoHtloiiH not Inolinlnil In
my list nro vory Important, and ought
to bo Inquired Into,
lnt.-~I)r. Uowollyn. In,IiIh vory ublo
report, which 1 natiimlly liallod with
much Joy on Its npponrni'ion, irttya that
"no niriii with error of refraction
should work underground," nn ho*bu-
Hovoh that thoso oiihos nro vory prono
to sot up tho iJIsffiHO. This of course
Is ,«,, Hprlotia mutter, but I thliik Dr.
LIfiwoIlyn will iiri'oo with mn that.
moro extended Inquiry Is nocofisary.
..iu,- lii, .mcii, iu  iiitt yt'iir iiiua,
ri'.'id !ui .'iliJi' ;i:i}*>f*r :it ihv JU-lllxh .IJcJi-
mil Mooting In Shofflold, nml gave Iho
results of his nxporlmonts upon IS
mnn sufforlng1 from Nystagmus.' Iio
enmo to tho conclusion that thoy
formed by explosive gas on tlao light
of a safety-lamp, This, If truo, would
show that a miner with Nystagmus Is
not only a danger to himself but to
follow workmen.
In conclusion, there Is one Important question which I think should be
brought lo tho notice of tb*» Hom«
Secretary.
1 am quite suro that there are hundreds of men earning full wages In
the collieries who are affected with
Nystagmus to a much greater d«grw>
than manv of thone drawing compensation mon^y who are off work alto-
•Krther, or working on Ihe pit bank.
the kind not usually seen in this rugged part of tho country.
"It was when ho inclined his head
slightly.and smiled toward the group
of striking miners that they stirred
uneasily in their chairs. They knew
him for the faclle-tongued and iron-
lierved man who had lived fpr five
months among them as a jmlner and
a union agitator;
"Greater still was their consternation whon in answer to the questions
put to him ho said that ho was an
operator for tlio William J. Burns detective agency, and that ho had boon
sent into the mining district to learn
what ho could of tho men back of tho
strlko and tho methods they havo employed In tho long-drawn-out -struggle
against tho mine owners.
•"They know ho carried a union card,
that he bad attended thoir councils of
war and also that he kr.ew thorn as
well as thoy knew him. In his well-
sot jnw and steady eye thoro wn.*i no
promise thai, ho would nol tell all thai
ho knew. Tliolr frionth.lilp for him ,
nnd tlio confidence tli.'> had repopod j
In him named to hatred and tho looks
thoy gave him wero mil of menace."
Thoro Is no nood of tolling tho rest
of tho story horo, The now-sp-wpors
havo attended to that, fairly or Unfairly, ns tho press.'agencies doer-cod."Our
object now Is to uttor a word of warning. Not all of tho union spies hnvo
boon or will bo unmiiukcd. The minors unions In West. Virginia do not
(ilrcumsorlbo thoir activities. Courts
of law or courts martini nro not always nocoHsary to thoir purposes.
Thoro nro othor ways to disrupt or
paralyze n union, so as to defeat Its
legitimate activities. .Constant watoh-
fulnosH, prompt action, kmui nnnlyBls,
exorcised ot union meetings hy all the
momhors, those tiro tlio iintldotos for
tho machinations of tho union spies
mid employers' rigtititH,*--Tli<> Typographical Journal.
A. C. LIPHARDT
JEWELER   AND   OPTICIAN
FERNIE,   B.C.
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Fernie, B. C.
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Rates $2,50 per day
With Private Bath $3.00
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Rooms in Connection
Isis Song In Springtime
In tt nice llttlo bii/'g tljoi' fri 11 Pernio,
There's inure than a nlco little tihow
Anil knowing tbo small prlco    thoy
charge you,
Ono is foolish Indeed not lo go.
Tliu placo that 1 moan Is the "Isis,"
K'jiu bunt picturo bIiow on Um Htrcot.
You can tell for yourself It'a the hie-
C Ht,
■ And, the j, music Is always a treat.
Thoy glvo a long show at tho Isis.
Two hours or moro,   so  I'm   told
Of tho vory best class oi* IITo pictures
With stories that novor grow old.
Thoy make a strong point of big foa-
■tiros;
There's always one at each change.
They hny from tho vory hftt. makers,
Who offer tho widest of Tango.
Yon can /uJge for yatimll ni-Kh bettor,
And sc* If my story be true;
Take your girl anil yourself any ovtin-
Ing;
It costs forty cents for th*' two.
Why Don't You  Take
A Good  Spring Tonic
P
You need It—Everybody ii.oihIk it— Wo nil need n Hprlng blood
clunnser, riervo tonic and brncor. Whon you got up In tho morning,
tired, la/.y—nt llu. breakfast tabic no nppotlio Tor food—at your daily
work nn-ambition or ability—nothing acctiiiipllHhi.'d nil day but yawn
nnd Htrutch—your system iih-iIh bracing, your, nerves inwd nettling:
your oiiorgloii nood reconstructing, Li.-t un show you iho best Spring
tonics for nil agon nnd undor nil 'conditions, tlio kind that -will cii'inmo
your blood—-restore your iippctltc lumcc you up* - glvo yon d«Hlru and
ability for work, play or studj—n'treatment,.In ovory respect flint will
koop you well nnd hiippy nil Summor.
A.W. BLEASDELL
DRUGGIST AND STATIONER FESNIE, B.C.
1   ll ETl ^H|^^
OME DANK
omniNM'-j rtr.A
CMAIIltH* «04
To fl. M. Miller from an admirer of
(the best pleturo theatm In Fornlo.
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THE CUMBERLAND SITUATION
Telephone No. 48.
Post Office Box No. 380.
A REPLY TO THE LETTER    "
SIGNED BY DAVID REES
ii
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VISIONS, AND THE CAUSE
1TIIOUT vision the people perish."
So spoke "Bob Ingersoll," who also had wonderful visions of what the future might hold for tlie people of this old earth.
Every advance in science; every adventure of exploration; every
invention of machinery, was once a dream in the mind of one or many
men.
Every new law; every political revolution, had its conception in
a vision.   Lived first in the brain of some thinker.
Every, economic reform, brought about by the organization of
the workers waa1 first thought out by some lover of his kind, who
^possibly had not the power in himself to bring his "ideas to consummation, and therefore'died unknown, his vision suggested-to "men of lesser imagination, but' great executive ability, finally'brought to concrete existence.
But behind each vision that finally finds material existence there
must be one great impelling force.
Necessity.   Imperative necessity.
',   The cultivation of the soil became a vision in thc mind of one of
our .distant ancestors, only when the increase of the race made it poss-
tyc'ito;exist by,hunting,alone.   The feudal system of government necessarily was thought of and became a reality, superceding the ancient
patriarchal tribal form of government, when the progress in soil cultivation made necessary a stronger form of government to protect the
■; tiller's of the soil from marauding tribes.
Closer concentration of the race brought forth the idea of division of .labor, and that, pf course, soon suggested commerce, trading.
Ideas followed necessities; invention trod close on the heels of
ideas.- Political changes became necessary today. The workers of
the entire civilized world are of the economic changes or evolution.
The feudal form of government soon had to give way to government by the commercial classes and so it remains today.
But the end is not yet. Visions, inspired by the needs af a more
complex form of society have found concrete expression in wonderful labor-saving machinery. The-magnitude, the expensiveness of the
machinery has made n'escessary tin wonderful imaginations of the
great organizers of industries. Hi-nee the great corporations; the
trusts.
Labor, driven by necessity, the unbearable conditions that became its scourge with the concentration of the industries and their
impersonal ownership, also was forced {o think of different methods
for its own protection.   The visions of its early martyrs are finding
" encrete form in the great economic organizations, the labor unions, of
—tft^nyr^T^-rn1il,i*f.al-pvograms-foi^ts-03viLprotectJr)n_and advance-
ment.
Success of the present organizations will only mean further needs
and therefore further visions and advancements. Failure will only
emphasize the need for clearer visions; surer methods for the advancement of the toilers. Necessity will never let us recognize impossibility. Never was necessity as insistent as it is today. The workers of
tho entire civilized world are seeing visions. And "The dreams that
nations dream eome true."
IT NEVER HAPPENED
A trust, owning other men's means of life, never in all the world','
gave its employees more than it was compelled to give; mark you that.
A trust, owning other people's means of service, never in all the
world, gave the people more service than it had to for any less than
it wns compellcdto—mark you, it must bc compelled. A trust, owning other people's means of protection, never in all thc world provided
more protection against accident, disenso or over-oxertion for its wage
workers than it was compelled to—mark you, it must bo compelled.
It must be compelled to obey tho law, it must bo compelled to
. pny its taxes, it must be compelled to keep from trespassing, it must
bo compelled to keep sanitary. There is absolutely no sense of mornl
obligation in tho nature of a thing which exists nH a Roeial benevolence, ond thrives as a social charity upon thc sweat of other men's
faces.
We aro compelled, as workingmen, to organize for the same reason
that thc law calls "Solf-Dcfcnsc," and then wc are compelled to strike
because, when we aro reduced to intolerable conditions, and the boss
just Himply won't yield on thc dividends, we cannot forsake our duties to ourselves, to our wives, and ,to our children. There is no
other law for a workingumn, faco to face with these conditions, bul
tho law bf strike.—Electrical Workers' Journal.
TO THE READERS OF THE LEDGER
Renders of tho Ledger will no doubt bc surprised lo lienr Unit 1
hnvo severed my connection with this paper nt thin timo. As n working plug I am ut all times raidy io-bolter my position mul its the
opportunity arrived unexpectedly T noo.cssnrily Iuul lo nccopt it hurriedly, 1 appreciate tho fact Unit the officers of pinln<',1 ,18 did not
put any obstacles in my wny. The parting, howoyor, in not without
noma pnrifts of, regret, ns during my sojourn in those purls I hnvo
formed mnny acquaintances ,<m,rt friends. To all such, and renders of
tlio Lodger in particular, 1 now wish n fond fin well, My associn-
Hon with tliom will always curry with it"mnny pleasant recollections,
(Biguml)   11. 1». NKRWIGI.T. •
As will bo seen by tho above the editorial cluiir of tho Ledger is
now.',vacant, ko fur ns n* pcriiiiiiiont iiu'iiiiibcnt is I'luiccrncd, Never-
Ihnless, tlie Lodger is being run off ns iisuiil, iuul perhaps without nny
nnprwinblo depreciation of its standard ns n newspaper, ns Admitted
in thn past. Tho mimngtiiiient committee (twins, nowuvur, «i, tint,
time, to announce thnt arrangements have boon mnde. witli ono ut (in:
most cipnblo men in tho Trades Union movement to take clinrgu of
thc Ledger, He is a man whoso knowledge nnd wide experience in
thc labor world, eoilplcd with his practical knowledge of newspaper
work qualifies linn lo take nih.)i nn nil iuijmrwnn. )»<>,•,',; i<*n,', mA IX.
management1 have every reason to believe that he will be nhlo to conduct the nffnirs of thiH organ, at least to the satisfaction of tho greater majority of the members nf District 18, if not, all of them.
To Local Secretaries, District 18, TJ.M.W. of A.:
1 nm taking the privilege of fownrding you a copy of n letter
wliich was printed in our official organ Inst \v«>«k. There art., uu*
fortunately, many members in our District who aro not subscribers
to thc Ledger, Heno« I would ask you to kindly read same at your
next meeting. Tnwting your Local will give it the consideration it
deserve*. I remain, Yours fraternally,
DAVID REES.
Cumberland, B.C., April 11, 19V,!.
Editor, District Ledger,
Fernie, B. C.
Dear Sir: —
Would be much obliged if you can
find space in your paper to run tne
following article.
.Many are the explanations of the
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trouble which is still going on in Cumberland and Ladysmith, the editor of
the Islander and other paid pen pushers of the parasites, are vying with
each other In placing the blamo everywhere but where it rightfully belongs.
In the Islander, which is subsidized by
the company and edited by Ed. Bickle,
can be seen contradictory statements
saying that Mottlshaw was the cause
of it, or that Smith was the cause of
it, or someone else caused It, while
the accusing flngefrs'of the. prostituted
hirelings of the coal -company are now
pointing at and threatening some of
the miners,  saying that he apd he
alone was the cause of it.   But, grim
■"> -
and silent, the figure whiles pa^eflant
and unashamed of himself. \Altbough
within" him the avenging specter arisr
es, which causes him to reflect over
the wreck and ruin of the many wasted years which he has spent in the
dark and damp underworld. He at
last has turned like many others thro'
being hounded to. death and desperation, smarting under the lashes of the
officials' puppets, who have goaded
him along for the protection of dividends.
Now, Mr. Editor, I think that it is
time that some one should correct
these statements which are erroneous,
and place them wliere they rightly belong, and not on the poor deluded miners who were at the bidding of the
petty' slave drivers. But they should
be placed at the door of those insatiable and blinded blood-suckers who
own the mines, these unseen vampires
who control the government, should be
brought out into the broad light of
day. They should be made to face
the scorn for their dismal despotism
of the black past, from which they
have survived. As it is they are un-
■seen-and-are-thousands.oLmile.s^aiWay,,
where they are secure and safe living
in luxuries. While we as miners in
Cumberland and Ladysmith with wifes
and families are struggling and fight
ing for a mere existence. Of course,
they have left in their places working
class hirelings, who are dying and
fighting, for the protection of dirty
dividends, and they have to face the
wrath of tlie hounded miners. But
the mine owners who pull the strings
are the ones who should be held accountable. It has even been said and
prlntod ln different papers that the
fighting miners are recruited from the
foreign element, the imported scum
of Europe's proletariat, that thoy are
different from tho workers of other
mining camps and filled more with
criminal impulses. This statement Is
nothing but a false, unvarnished He.
If the miners of these cities are characterized by. any ono quality more
than another,. It Is their long Buffering
•patience, A good illustration can bo
given ns to thoir patience, as practlc;
ally nil of the foreign olemont lived
in company houses, and In raising
their voices In protoBt against tlio
whims of the conl barons, received
eviction notices which thoy readily accepted without a murmur. Insults,
iirrosts, illegal repression of vested
rights, nnd discrimination havo beon
heaped upon tho people ot Cumberland and Ladyflmlth, that now thoy
lmvo united to resist as bent thoy cnn
tho Industrial despotism that hue boon
crushing them to stnrvatlln nnd don tli,
Tliey arc giving other cities ot this
province nn oxnmplo of tliolr solidarity
nnd splendid conrngo which Is goading
tho coal barons ant! thoir hirelings
to doRporatlon. This strlko lms boon
on for seven months and tho men of
tho camps nro morn dotormlnod than
ovor to wlii, and win thoy will, thin
will probably ho tlio* boat ■ Industrial
fight over'waged'In Cnnndn, and id-
though thoy hnvo tiHod ovory weapon
which tho cnpltnllflt class conld buy
n gainst thn mon of thoso camps It has
never slinttorod tliolr firmness, llko
tho Porcuplno miners nntl Uio Britannia minors. Thoy lmvo lind tho provincial police with tlio nld of spnclnl
pollcomon sont to Cumberland nntl
Ladysmith to protect the pnnco. Tint
wo find thoy nro bolng used to defeat
tlio workors In*tliolr efforts to throw
off tho voko of IndiiHtrlnl bondage, by
To the Editor,
District Ledger.
Dear Sir: —
The following is a reply to the letter signed by David Rees in the Ledger, April 19th:
Dear Bro:—
You state in your letter in last
week's Ledger that you are not a student of Socialism,- yet you plunge into
the stream of discussion to splash and
splutter around iu a most bewildering
fashion. Eventually in your gyrations
you hit up against a snag and hurt
your shins badly. As a Bro. I think
it my duty to lend you a helping hand
to steady yourself and endeavor to
point out the snags upon whlcli you
have barked your shins.
Dear Bro., you know as well as I do
that any new ideas that are being
assimilated by men largely upset the
previous ideas which they held. Consequently, man, constantly seeking
for the correct angle that coincides
with his power to take in all the salient features appearing in his outlook,
until he finally finds the correct position from which to view the landscape
o'er. Hence, Dear Bro., you see the
reason for what seemingly,is to you
a difference of opinion. But those
that have climbed the Pisguh heights
in their quest for knowledge of sociology and have therefore been enabled
to view their landscape o'er have most
strongly come to one and the same
conclusion regarding 'it. Though they
use slightly different terras to exDress
tlieir opinion of the same. Therefore,
I again repeat that the difference of
opinion emanates from those that, have
not as yet reached the Pisgah heights
iif scientific -Socialism:'
But, Sir and Bro.,, your experience
of life has shown you by now, possibly,'-
that there are always a few who are
ever ready to distort what they see
and know to be true. The cause, of
this may be abnormal conceit, the
verdigris of which has eaten-up every
bit of common sense they ever possessed. Mayhap, the fault is temperamental. If such should be the case,
they should -be placed in a sanatorium
that seeks to correct such abnormality. At any rate they should not be
suffered to be at large, for the simple
reason that they are a menace to the
community they move in. But should
the cause bepersonal. peculation, such
A Word To Our Officers
To Uie Editor,
District Ledger.
Dear Sir:—
fti your last issue of the District
Ledger, I read a letter from Comrado
Rees, entitled "A "Word to Our Members.'" If-you will give me space I do
not think it will be out of place to
have a word with our officers.
Comrade Dave states he has never
studied "Scientific Socialism." What
has he been doing at the economic
class? Reading up Kautsky'a "Class
Struggle"?   Is not that "Scientific,"
ST.  PETER  AND THE SCAB
Saint Peter, guard at the Golden Gate,
With solemn mien and air sedate,
When up to the top of the golden stair
A shrouded figure ascended there
And applied for admission,  ?
He came and stood •
Before St Peter, so great and good,
In hope the City of Peace to win,
And asked St..,Peter to let him in.
"Oh,  thou  who  guarc}est the  gate,"
said he, . ,
"I have come hither beseeching thee
To let me enter the Heavenly land,
And play a harp to the angel band.
Of me, St. Peter, there is no doubt,
There is nothing from Heaven to bar
me .out,
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Dave?    He also make?-, the statement
that our professors in their opinions)I've been to meeting three times a
are as varied as  the masses.   That
may be so, but you must remember
no two human animals are born alike.
We are children of heredity and subject to our environment.   That is, we
are  subject to transmissions during
our embryonic state.   Our natural environment and   the environment   of
machinery, which actuates a man In'
his study of sociology, but ALL the
exploited travel along the same blazed
trails.   Trails blazed with weary dragging footsteps of the exploited.   All
the vitality sapped from their body,
short of leg, arm, and eye.   The widow, child slavery, white slave traffic,
all arising from this rotten system.
Can you wonder, Comrade Rees, that
when our leaders refuse to assist as
in this fight for Freedom, turn their
backs upon us and go over to the so-
called Liberal-Labor party, If you have
studied it at all, you know absolutely
there is no help for us in that quarter.
See what they are doing in New Zealand and Australia for the working
class.   Now read tliis carefully.   After
you have read it I do not hesitate to
.iay that you will alter your opinion.
I;   does  not  matter  that  the  union
membership   lacks   a   Socialist   consciousness, that it does not appreciate
or understand the limitations of the
union, that it makes blunders, may be
ignorant, dishonest or corrupt, it still
remains a fact that the membership is
drawn fro mthe ranks of the exploited
and that their exploitation and expe-
ri ance in the class war, must co operate   with   the   patient,   sympathetic,
class-conscious Socialist.   We must all
co-operate, that in the end we bring
them into closer unity, so that principles of Socialism can. take the place
of unionism, and by so doing emancipate themselves from, the powers that,
govern. -If this policy does not make
revolutionists of workingmen you may
rest assured that an, attitude of contempt, ridicule and antagonism never
will.     President  Stubbs  states  that
Socialism has come too soon.   I want
to state it has not come yet.   When it
FOR SALE—Six roomed concrete
block house, double walls, large fireplace,  full  basement,  fireproof.   Ap-
32-52
basement,
ply H, Minton, District Ledger.
SEE! It's Coming! Spring! Someone will want those lots in Cedar Valley.   Better see Evans about them. -
terms as mountebank, harlequin, charlatan, chameleon, mental jellybag,
dear Bro., would not be sufficiently
strong to ' express your feelings for
them or any man that would seek to
sustain them, whether openly or insidiously.
With reference to Stanton's saying:
"A man must die before you begin to
pour out clap-trap over him," and such
like capers, this Is, to my mind, a safe
and logical line of action. -For this
reason, if you are a believer in Holy
Writ, as no doubt you are, coming
from Wales as you do, you must have
hnd an extra strong dose of It, the effects of which have not entirely disappeared, 'Probably. However, be that
as it may, Holy WrLt affirms that the
Old Adam entered into man nt the
same time ns the breathe of life or
shortly afterwards. At any rate, it
was some timo beforo tlio clay, from
which man was mado, had baked quite
hard. Furthermore, Holy Writ also
states that tho same Old Adam com-
pols the mnn, that hae, not sloughed
hlra to do all munnor of unlooked-for
things nt unlooked-for tlmos. It may
bo, Immediately after you lmvo dollv-
orod a wonderful appreciation of him
to his fellowmen, thereby making you
look foolish ln men's oyos. Therefore It Is safer and saner to wait until
tho broath of Hfo, togothor with tho
Old Adam, has loft him, boforo starting to eulogize" him. Anywny, ho Is
(load thon. Consequently yo.u nro on
tho safe bUIo when you lot yourself
go,
Dear Sir nntl Bro„ In your concluding portion you endeavor to honl up
tho cancer In tho body ot District 18
with* methods* a quack doctor,adopts
In houllng somo sore In tho humttn
body. You endeavor to honl tho
wound * knowing nt the snmo timo It
will bronk out ngnln, moro. vl/ulo'/it
than boforo, For this reason,'thnt
you hnvo not ondorivorod to remove
tlio ciiuao thoroof. An you wond your
duvloiiB wny through tlmt lottor In tho
titiilgor you admit you know tho ciuibo,
you nnmo tho cause, you name THREW
THINGS to bo tho cause, a combination of threo things, n conglomeration
of'cancerous germs that lmvo faatonod
thnmfiolvoH on tho hotly of District 18
und tlofy Uh efforts lo got rid of thorn.
Dcnr Ilro,, why not -nilvocnto tho ro-
movnl of this cancerous growth, by a
harboring nnd forcing Asiatics to work \**wi> «"'* «•««*»» w-hjUUi.  Y«*r la ;..y
~doe~s~it"wiir"iWt~talfe^~s^ftree~mohtns"
to recall ouru representatives. Trades
Unions have been in existence for
many hundreds of years, they had a
legal foundation in the'Jus. Coende of.
Solon, or the Law of Combination.
Some of these are very ancient, there
being good reasons to believe that
they were at the time of Jesus, hundreds of years old and that some of
them were international in form, Now
these facts alone should' convince you
of the limitations of unionism. Under
ti.ls system your wages cannot rise
above the bare existence, just enough
to keep you nllve and renovate your
energy for your next days* ceaseless
toll and bring more slaves forth ready
to take your place In tho labor market. Unless men get wise, owing to
the development of machinery, tho
lives of the exploited will become moro
terrible until a rolgn of horror will bo
the result.
Now a last word. It tho Socialist
party oan educate tho masses, why
should you wish us to compromise.
Lot mo nsk all men to take this mat-
tor up nnd study It. You.cannot lose
anything, because you hnvo nothing
to loso. It's olthor tho Black Flng or
the Red Flag. Lot ub hop© it ls tho
Rod.
I thnnk you,
H. MARTIN.
An nox,
week,
And almost always I'd rise and speak.
I've told thesinners about the day
When they'd repent of their evil way.
I've told my neighbors; I've told them
,     all .   .
Of Adam and Eve-and the primal fall.
I talked to them loud, I talked to them
.long,
Fqf my lungs are good and my voice ls
/   strong. n
I marked tfieir path of duty cleir
And laid out the plan of their whole
carper, . •■•     :-.-
So, goofl St. Peter, you'll clearly see
That thu fffttc of Heaven ls opetr'to me
Here's ths (tympany's lqtter'-tf recommend, / .
Which r hope youaf ,fea<S before you
send        ,   .*'   '    ■
For the angels guide to the Throne of
Grace,    -
It might gain for me a higher place.
You'll find I Was always content to
live _, '
With whatever the Company cared to
give;
And I ought to get a large reward  :
For never owning a Union card   ■'
I've    never • grumbled,-   I've    neve*
struck;
I've never mixed with the Union truck
But I must be going my way to win,
So open, St. Peter, and let me in."
St. Peter sat and stroked his staff,
Despite his high office he had to laugh
Said he with a fiery gleam in his eye,
"Who is tending the gate, you or I?
I've heard of you and your gift of gab,
You are what is known on earth as a
scab."
Thereupon he arose in his staure tall,
And pressed a button upon the wall,
And said to the Imp who answered the
bell,
"Escort this fellow around to Hell.
Tell Satan to give him a seat alone
On a red hot  griddle  up  near the
throne;
But stay, even the devil can't stand
the smell
Of a cooking scab on a griddle in Hell.
It would cause a revolt, a strike I
—.—know, „, „___
TO RENT—House of, three rooms,
kitchen, two verandahs. Rental $10.
Apply Jos.. Leonard Allen, Riverside
ave., West Fernie. 36-3
FOR SALE—S. C. White Leghorns'
Eggs for sale, $1.50 per IB. Also 3.
C. White Leghorn Hens, $1.50 each.
Ed. C. Smith, Wardner, B.C.      32-4tp
WANTED, A MANAGER—For the
Fernie Co-operative Society. Make
applicatlin early;. stating experience
and wages required, to Secretary, box
514, Fertile. ' 34
.."'''■ •   ■ ,-
LOST—A Sorfel-colored pony, wt.
about SOO lbs., jrhite face and one hind
foot, $20 Te*0&&. Branded on left
shoulder £/ Fred Hutchinson, Mlcih*
,el, B. 0.    / - 326
THOR dUGH BBJSD BERK SHIRE
PIGS FJ)R' SALE—Farrowed first-
week in Jffarcft. Price $10.00 each. T.
V. P. pajfrg'ree furnished. Ship April
20tb. mrry Anderson, Blrchbank, B.
&.' 32-6tnp
1-.L***-*- : _:	
FOR SALE—Almost new Incubator,
holds 120 eggs.     Also brooder.    R.
Jones, West Fernie.
353p
MINERS WANTED—Also laborers.
Apply Western Coal and Coke co.,
Beaver Mines, via Pincher Creek, Alta.
Wo havo oilier* who * Imvu lnonUttu-
uii tlieir manhood, aucn ns detectives,
tfnigs, Plnkorton spicy }m\m\ *><v.
wio lmvo corrupt-oil tho courts by null-
ing thomsolves, to M hnrlotl at the
)*tl)f group ot miners in uunr »m»fc.
uio for nn oxlstonco. Still thoy have
not Veen crushed as tho poor ton's
tl.ouRht thoy would bo by flooding
tho camps with thoso degenerates, It
hns ntndo tho mon more dotormlnod
to fight till tho victory will ho thfMrs.
This Is what the grcod of tho mine
owiusi'tt has resulted 'In.flnvnn mrnithn
rest for the strikers, expense for tho
coal barons, «• the strike-breakers aro
not producing enough coat to cook
their own meals.
Yours for luitle*.
A STRIKING MINBR
i.':ii!j-jjwllwi 51 fliiu't \iv well ftnticrlwil
iiIho. Yes sir, tho removal of thin iin-
Hlghtly growth,■with oil Its tontnclos,
Is tho only romody passible for tho
body of HI strict 18,
;>. ^..-A-ttX. .9 •.;•.};vl .0? .",'!'•!"" tc
thoso throo hundred members of Gladstone Locnl that Intend to repudiate
thoir signing of tho check-off. Hofore
tnWng such nn extreme; stop, do thus:
Call a mass mooting nnd thoroln Instruct your local's secretary to withhold all payments from tho District
Itfndfinnrttfrs until suoh time ns
McRRrs. Stubbs, Jones pnd Carter soo
fit to vacate their offices. Also to ad-
vise the different locals In the District
of your action.
Yours fratarnilly.
W, RPHIUJPS.
Tnber, 23 April, 1913.
To Seerotnry Curler,
Donr Sir:—
At our Local mooting hold April 0
lottors from Glndstono and Hosmor
Locals .woro'discussed nt considerable
length, so much that mombors wore
talking about withdrawing from tho
Looal unless politics woro kopt out of
Local buslnoHH, Whon It canto to a
motion bolng movod, endorsing tho
abovo protests, I, ns prosldont, claimed a member's voto as It wns direct
Intorost to mo. When motion wasput
tlio votes woro ovon, leaving casting
voto to tho president,' but uoolng that
it lmd caused qulto a friction I tho't
It wisest to withdraw It, which It so
stands. At our mooting of April 20,
whon mlnntcn woro road, Secretary
Ptttlovson fluid ho had written pro-
touts, thinking sniuo woro pasBod. I
told him that lio.must contradict snmo
Ul   Olti.*),    iiul   *   nil,   ..ut   i.t'f.int,   „ui)
(•h.'iMcC'i*, ."o I''thMi,5l)V I would write
no that, you would know tho truth.'
Your* frntflrntvlly,
A. BATEMAN,
Prosldont, Local 102.
Hlllcrest, April, 22, 1013.
To the Kditor,
District Ledger,
Dear Sir:
At our regular meeting on Sunday
a resolution was carried protesting
iiKnUiwt Uio action uf Pi'culduut Stubb*
In taking control of the District Ledger, contrary to the constitution,
Yours fraternally,
On behalf «* Hlllcrest Local,,
JAMIW oorton; liwr.
MEDICINE HAT
IF YOU WISH TO BUY or sell
property lri this rapidly growing city,
write, wire, or phone JOHN P. MITCHELL, Box 262, Medicine Hat, the
City of Opportunity. 32-4tnp
n I send you down to the Imps below.
Go back to, your master on earth and
tell
That they don't even want a scab in
Hell."
MRS. A, BAKER
Trained Midwife and Maternity Nurse
McPherson Ave., nr. G.N. Depot
Ads. Classified-Gent a Word
FOR SALE—Frame house, on stone
foundation, full basement, 11 rooms,
4 could be sublet, entirely separate.
Easy termB. Bargain for quick sale.
Worth your Investigation. Apply H.
Minton, District Lodger.- 32104
-EGGS FOR HATCHING — From
standard bred stock. White Rocks,
Fishel's strain, White Orpingtons,
White Wyandottes, $2.50 per setting. .
Aylesbury duck eggs, $10.50 per 100.
Mammoth Toulouse geese eggs, 50
cents.   Mrs. Davies, Fernie Annex.332
EGGS FOR HATCHING—S. C. W.
Leghorns, descendants of first prize
winners at the world's greatest shows,
sue!i-as-Madison-S<iuare--Garden,^New_
York, World's Fair, St. Louis, Boston, Chicago, and others. Eggs,' 15
for $2.00. P. Finch, Box'44, Coal
Creek. .    ..    < 36-3
EGGS FOR HATCHING — From
standard bred stock. White Wyandottes and White Rocks, $2.50 per
setting Whlto Orpingtons and Barred Rocks, $3.50 per setting. Toulouse Geese Eggs, 50 cents each, 85
per cent, fertility guaranteed.' Aylesbury Duck Eggs, $1.G0 por setting.
Jirs Davies, Fornle Annex. 36-2
LOST—A Gold Bracelet. Initials
E. L„ -probably ln or around the Roma
hotel. Reward will bo glvon finder.
Return to the office of Ledger. IDL 3G1
I. W. W. Versus A. F. of L
By FRANK FARRINGTON
International Board Member, Dlst. 12
This article will deal with tho activities of thoso who espouse tho
cause ot tho "Industrial Workers of
tho World." Whilo the tenor of the
article will not bo pleasing to many
renders, tho thomb Is one that sooner
or lntor must bo frankly discussed and
rigorously dealt with by tho members
of orgnnlzod labor If wo aro to pro-
servo our prosont solidarity and add
to tho splendid nchlovomonts of tho
American Labor movement.
Tho American labor movement, ns
represented by tho Amorlcan Federation of Labor, was not easily formed,
nolthor Is It tho creation of fnnntlcal
tactics or lalo brains, but It Is tho
result ot a blending of tho best tho'ht,
study nnd endeavor of each successive generation of Amoncnn worktop-
mon, On tho pages of Its history nro
rocoi'ilod mnny Imperishable deeds of
devotion ntut tragic sacrifices. Life
has boon tho penalty paid by many of
Its tlofon'dors, and cruol suffering tho
lot of thousands who havo had tho
courngo to'advocate Its cnuso. It has
had to nsslmllato mon ot all nations
aim nil creeds, mobilize n hotorogono;
ous nnny ot mon of adverse tongue
and thought, harmonize countless
opinions, tolornto Bophlsts and curb
floumfntrnfR,   Ptiduro   trflnchnry,   con
trol tho Irrational nnd apponHo tho
captious, break down deeply root-eilito declare thoy nro going to disrupt
of tho workors hero and rectifying
some great wrong thero, promoting
and protecting the rights and voicing
tho wrongs of tbe weak and the oppressed, and eternally building bit by
bit until n structure has boon roared
that Is a bulwark of protection for nil
who will take refugo therein, and
which now., can rightfully lay claim
to having dono moro to amollornto
tho conditions of employment and nd-
vanco the social standing of tlio American working men and women than
any other force In tho nation.
Notwithstanding this tho last few
yoars havo soon tho advont of some
sclf-stylod "revolutionists" who toll'
us that our organization Is faulty, that
Us of floors aro fakirs and Its members
reactionary, that tho wliolo thing Is an
obsolete mnkoBhltt founded on fallacy
nnd concolvod iu tho ni In ds of' lmbo*
dies, nnd nsBiiro ns that the omanct
putlon of tho" working class dopenda
upon affiliation with tho Imlustrlnl
Workers of the World, Tho dldnc-
tics of those propagandists aro large,
ly sophistical bunc'omho. Thoy pander
to priBBlon and credulity by making
virulent and specious attacks on*weaknesses In tho labor movoment, that
cannot ho corrected undor proaent olr«
cumstnncos. Tliolr specialty Is harsh
tonguod hnrnnguo and Invidious diatribe against every thing In general
mid the American lnbor movement In
particular, which thoy do not hosltnte
prejudices and constantly combat the
florco hostility of those who, for do-
vlous masons, would destroy It. Fur-
thormore, the constructive period of
tho niovemont extends ovor moro
years than tho most of Its members
havo lived, and represents doendo aftor docado of discouraging but patient
toll, the expenditure of an amount of
money so great that It Is beyond human comprehension, and tho conquest
of barrlor after barrier beforo moiling Its present standard, of -efficiency.
To accomplish this work of construction lits required Infinite Intelligence
and tact, and magnificent courage and
fidelity, but the work h§» gon« on
without row-am. uulni the bnrfro
and destroy.   ,
Tho Unltod Mine Workors of America being tho largest trndo union afflll-
ntm with tho Amorlcan Federation of
Labor, ls the recipient of an exceptionally'florco onslaught from theso
fanatics who call our ohook-off sya-
torn "only a medium for collecting tho
officers' Biilnrlon," nnd our joint agreements "an upardonable truce" devised
by "labor faking officers" to keep tho
membership In smile subjection.
What a iad indictment tliey make
a«almt tfcaJtoUilllgenco of tho organ-
i»d tain* worlcera jrho have fought
so long and so valiantly to establish
(Continued on Pace B) IgE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C, APRIL 26, 1913.
flifill-tWVIVtWWi.V'llWilllifllfii*
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BELLEVUE NOTES
Mr. and Mrs. John A. McDonald
were visiting in camp on Sunday last,
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. John D.
McDonald.
Saturday was pay day at the Bellevue mines and things are pretty brisk
around town.
Local 431 held its regular meeting
on Sunday last which was a lengthy
one.
Andrew Anderson, a miner in No. 2
seam, Bellevue mine, had his leg broken while following his occupation on
Friday last. He is doing as well as
can be expected at the Bellevue hospital.
Mr. Bob Dlcken, from Klpp, was In
camp on Saturday last and returned
• again at night to bring his family to
camp.
Mr. Miller, of Cowley, was in camp
on Saturday and held an auction sale
of horses at the Southern hotel In the
evening.
o Mr. Bob Riddle, of Kipp, was in
camp on Saturday. He intends to
start work at the Prospect mine in a
few days.
Mrs. Thomas' Bardsley left camp
ihis week for Vancouver, where she
will visit her mother who is sick.
Mr. T. Marsh, who has been away
on his homestead, returned to camp
this week and starts work at No. 1
mine.
•Fred Chappell was ln Lethbridge on
business this week.
Mr. John Hutton, of Winnifred, was
visiting his parents in camp on Saturday and Sunday, returning home again
on Monday.
Mr. Ford, of Coleman, was visiting
in camp on Monday, the guest of Mrs.
George Batemim.
Captain McLean and Miss Maggie
McLeod of the Local corps of the Fernie Salvation Army were in camp on
'Monday in connection with the annual
self denial of the S. A.
The miners are thinking seriously
of starting a co-operative store in
Bellevue.
When some of the candidates were
around there was a man introducing
the men as Mr.' So-and-So. But now
they are just common men again the
election is over.
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HOSMER NOTES
♦ ♦♦-»-»»♦ »<■»
T.-H. Williams, min inspector, was
making his usual rounds this week,
The footballers were around the
beginning of the week soliciting subscriptions. They were told pretty often about their amount of gall, but
we can stand that so long as we get
.the money. The enlargement of tho
League means additional expense and
hot air won't run a team. However,
we are doing pretty well considering
tho job people in Hosmer have to
make ends meet.
If they wero to believe all they read
the Hosmer boys would havo cold
foet on meeting Fernie in their first
League game, May 3, but then Fernie
wero going to lift the Mutz Cup last
year and we know what happened.
C. H. Stanley, n former Hosmerlto,
but now of Vancouver, was In town
during the week and succeeded by applying the gentle art of persuasion
In persuading some of his former con-
froros to buy Vancouvor real estate.
A party of Hosmer, Oddfellows accompanied by thoir wlveB and future
wIvob drove up to Fornlo to attend the
Fernlo Oddfellows' ehureh pnrado.
Thoy say thoy would havo mado bettor timo with a mud dredger.
Yes, Mr. Union Man, you suro have
a kick coming ln upholding your organization nnd tho wage scale for bucu
a bunch of unprincipled outside non-
unionists as decorate tho ' earth at
Hosmor. But don't sigh, you may got
a closed shop by and by,
• Mr. McKenzie of Elko attended to
tho spiritual wants of Hosmor last
Sunday In tho absence of a regular
missionary,
Owing to tho political Btross undor
which pur organization has been for
the last week or two not much prominence has'been .given to the May day
demonstration to be held .at Lethbridge. However, we are pleased to
learn'that most of the surplus steam
having blown off for the time being,
there are prospects of a good days'
program. We'll.be there with badges
and bells on from Hosmer.
W. B. Powell went down and C. M.
O'Brien up in the estimation of a lot
of people last Thursday.
■'Evidently the provincial treasury
needed refreshing. Such stunts as
are pulled off monthly in Hosmer
ought to make a Conservative blush
with shame. It should be either one
thing or the other.
One of the Hosmer'4 hotel-keepers
Is certainly a firm believer in that
old proverb: "If at first you don't
succeed, try, try again." Oh, you
pennants!
Variegated yellow and green eyes
are the latest tokens doled out to a
certain party in Hosmer who would
l'ke to monopolize our police courc.
Cox's arm-ee is still a power to be
reckoned with.
Not a whimper was beard from the
Englishmen of Hosmer on Wednesday,
the 23rd, St. George's day. Must be
mostly mush eaters and Russian yaks
around Hosmer.
Mr. James Ritchie is now an occupant of the "Victoria- Batch." Get
salt in yer cparritch now, Jimmy.
•Frank Labelle, proprietor , of the
Pacific hotel, is installing a lunch
counter. It will soon be possible to
get coffee and limburger.
Those who fortunately don't,pay a
dollar a month sanitation are advised
to clean up any filth or rubbish that
may be hanging around their property or they will get a visit from Mr.
O'Connor and a lecture- from Mr.
Brown. ' ••
WTe could get some good footballers
to Hosmer but.unfortunately there's
only one superintendent needed.
Lots of people mistook Albert's subscription for $25.00. Unfortunately it
was.a typographical error.
The Ladies Aid of the Presbyterian
church are giving a pancake social
Friday, April 25; admission, 25 cents.
Don't forget the place, the Oddfellows'
hall, where it is to be held.
Evidently new hashers at the Queen
get well, "lobbied" on arrival. Mind
your own business please,_the_board-_
i
of Ben Fay in the Meat Market and
it is hoped that he will continue to
■make the steaks as tender as Benny
did.
BRI SCO'S
BLAIRMORE, ALTA.
StorejofQnality
ers need someone to tram their eatables.
The gas committees put in their usual easy shifts Saturday. You would
change your opinion, Harry, if you
climbed those ladders a time or two.
Miss E. C. Watt, of Winnipeg, is
visiting at the home of her sister, Mrs.
D. Wilson.
A meoting was held at the Queen's
on Wednesday to. hear the .Socialist
speaker, Miss Mushkat. The meeting was well attended and the intelligent dlscourso of Miss Mushkat highly appreciated. At the conclusion of
the meeting a local was formed with
W. Balderstone as secretary-treasurer,
and Billy Robson, as organizer. A
large executive committee was also
formed. A mooting of the local will
be announced shortly when Billy Rob-'
son will give his experience as u president of a Conservative association,
We know Billy will tell the truth, tho'
It sometlmos hurts, but he says he
will hew to the line, lot the chips fall
whore thoy may. Book your ,seats
early and avoid the rush!
A meeting of the football club will
bo held Friday night, the 25th, at 8 :
p.m.   All football enthusiasts aro ex-'
pectod to bo on deck.
Tho fixtures for tho Hosmor football club, as well as for all tho clubs
In tho League will be found on the
noxt pago.' Wo don't know who
framod this Bchodule but they sure
need . some lessons, Not. a <pny day
at homo and the away and homo fixtures jumbled up nil the same as !f
some school boy had boen at tho job
Tho Bank of, Montreal has undertaken uow duties at Hosmer. BoBldus
forming a board of trado it Is also
taking caro that potatoes shall not bo
sold cheaper In one storo than thoy
are in another.
Tho board of tradorB horo aro evidently suffrngottoB. Wo notice a
lady's name on the application for a
charter,   "Voto for womon!"
Whon tho constable, stnrtB to collect tradoB licenses this yoar wo hopo
his attention will bo caliod to the many traders comprising tho hoard of
trade.    „
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♦ HILLCREST   NOTES ♦
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As a result of- the recent election,
friends of both Mr. O'Brien and Mr.
Campbell in this burg are claiming the
victory, however, we hope to hear the
correct returns soon.
We understand that a large number
of the Hillcrest grousers have pledged
their moral and financial support to
the movement which is now current
asking' the recall of Mr. Jones from
his official position as vice-president
of District 18. We are aware of the
fact that circulars of-this kind have
been issued not long ago, condemning
the action of one of our District officers, but we had to take our circulars
back and eat them. In justice to Mr.
Jones we should not be too hasty in
taking action.
George Ridel has resigned his position here. iMr. Ridel has been employed as bartender in Taber for several years, we understand, he is going
back to a similar position in Taber.
We are sorry to see you go, George,
The boxing contest previously arranged between Gunboat Spinks of
Hillcrest and The Bellevue Cyclone
failed to materialize owing to Gunboat
being unable to get down to a certain
weight insisted upon by his opponent.
Gunboat was keenly disappointed for
he felt confident that his many years
of ring experience would enable him
to emerge from the roped arena a proclaimed victor. Visitors to his training quarters were greatly impressed
■with his wonderful speed and fine physical condition.
The Masonic order will hold their
first annual ball in Hillcrest on Friday night, April 25, in their new hall.
Our young folks are looking forward
to a splendid time.
Messrs. Arthur Watson, Tom Wilson and Bert Ward left on Tuesday
for Brazeau.
Charles Burrows of Bellevue paid
us a flying visit on Wednesday.
A couple of our young men were
the recipients of a severe shaking-up
on Sunday while driving through the
slide on their way_to_C_oleman.^Th_e_,
team was frightened by an automobile and bolted and blazed a hew trail
through a portion of the slide the
buggy was- badly smashed.
Keen interest is displayed these
days by some of our prominent young
men as to who shall win the Blonde's
hand.
The dancing pro'gi'am held under
the auspices of the Local Union on
every Saturday night is well- patronized, Nevertheless, the conduct of
some "ofthe young bloods of the town
is everything but mannerly. , When
they congregate in the hall to smoke
and expectorate, making the hall appear llko a place equipped for to test
the rescue apparatus. Young men,
take heed and respect yourself and
others as woll.
er playing member on the football
team will be wanted to fill his place.
We' expect to hear of some other camp
in the pass handing out a form for his
signature. Maybe Coal Creek, where
some of the.other Michel players have
gone.
The new bridge which the government has built across the creek to
replace the old one is nearing completion. Jack Connors and his gang are
putting the finishing touches on it,
making the grade at each end and expects to have it finished in a few days.
One. of the latest real estate men
to visit this camp was an old-timer
inthe person of Harry Kirkerburg, who
was peddling some Edmonton property to some of the boys on, pay day.
Bert Barlass came in' on the passenger Sunday night from Cranbrook,
where his brother had been burled the
same day. We extend our sympathy
to you, Bert.
The slope hoist in No. 3 East mine
broke down last Saturday. Fortunately it happened late on the afternoon
shift, which gave the machinists all
day'Sunday'to get the new hoist in
shape, which had -been waiting outside'for some time.
COAL CREEK
MICHEL
NOTES
Boots and Shoes
For Womeij, Men
Boys, Girls and
Children
Everything for Dress
BANKHEAD NOTE8
♦
UANKHfcAD  NOlbti
'I'luii-u la urvul htiiuily uuiouhm.
thoso who nro Conservatives, but thoy
hnd better wait and seo who laughn
last.
Tliroo blind mice, ,.
Buti Mr. Editor, perhaps I had bet
tor not go any further with tho rhyme
or the trustees of tho Library Association will bo asking what I mean.
All arrangements nro complotod for
the Night School dnnco on the night
of tbe 30th and tx good timo is ex-
pfX'tftd.
The Itlflo Association has commenced Its season and the now blood will
help considerably. Dut Peto White la
still needed to complete the club,
Ur. A. Wilton has taken tbe place
On Thursday evening last, Comrade
Fitzgerald, of Australia, was announced as speaker for n Socialist meeting
In Crahan's hall. Unfortunately very
llttlo time had boon glvon to ndvertlzo
his appcaranco here, and the inhabitants of Mlchol missed the change of
hearnig ono of the best speakers on
Socialism tbat is traveling through
tho country today, for Comrade Fitzgerald Is acknowledged by all who
havo hoard him as a "top-notchor" on
the Socialistic subjects, Such chnnc-
ob as those flhould nit bo missed,
ospoclnlly by tho workors, Wo hopo
to hoar of a return visit in tho noar
future and a big attendance. You
nood It, boys,
The members of the K. of Ps. Invited thoir wives and lady friends to'
a nodal on WodnoBdny ovonlng and
tin onjoynblo tlm'b'wnfl spont, Wo
look forward to a lodge of Pythian
Slstorfl being formed soon. „
Last Saturday was pay day nnd you
could soo tho "gliul smllo" all around,
Pity wo don't soo tho'smllo moro often, flvo weeks Is far too long bo.
twoon. Perhaps, our friend "Billy"
will soo to It when tho next olootlon
conies around, or nt limat remind uh
of It.
Tho football team had thoir first
praotloo gamo on Saturday, a sido
gamo bolng arrangod bolwoon Natal
and .Mlchol, "whon' tho latter won'by
2-7O, Tho boys from Natal didn't
like it. Jtut never iniiiti, boys, you
liuyv Ihiiia u fc'iwJ ttiiitiv uuii wnjhu
yoxt timo you will do bettor. Homo
of tho old team woro missing but
there's lots of promising rocrults
springing up; diamonds In tho rough,
wiutU i»vc\i tX JiUiti thuiifehinK uy».
Mr. and Mrs. M. McLoan woro visitors horo, prior to taking up tliolr now
homo la Hosmer, wlioro Mlko has
socurod n position and thinks it will
bo moro jilotWHW living than In Corbin.
■ W, A. Ardon hns taken up the duties
of nnnstnblf** horo In plncn ct our fid
constablo, A. McLeod, who ls leaving
shortly and going west.
Joo Harper drew bit time and has
-pulled out for pastures new. We miss
tbe "warble" since he left; and anoth-
- Saturday last being pay day a huge
number of Creekltes journeyed to Fernie in the evening.
A practice game took place on Sunday evening and the local football enthusiasts had an opportunity of watching some of_the:new blood at work
and from appearances we anticipate
some hard fought games. The practice games are to be held on Tuesday
and Thursday evenings in the future.
Members please, note.
Probably the young' fellows responsible for the snuff throwing in the
coaches and the post ofice think they
are doing a smart' thing. But a little
thought for others would perhaps alter their opinion. We have no desire
to make their names public, unless
forced.   Nuff sed.'
Practical joking was the order of
the day up here on Sunday and in one
or two instances caused- a little uneasiness. It-is too bad to be "found
drowned."   Oh, you Paddy!
Sandy  Black and  George Davison
-went-away'to -the-eoast-it< st-week-endr
Oh, will ye ne'er return!
The shiveree-.band are getting lots
of experience these days. They invaded French camp on Saturday to
dispense "noisic" at the home of Mr.
Ferdinand Dan on the occasion of the
marriage of his daughter. The bloodhounds were out again and report hav-,,
ing had a good time. Why did Willie
ruri home?
Rumor has It that Appleby is canned
Did you hear it? I'm canned! The
password now.
A most successful Ice cream social
was held in the Methodist church on
Tuesday evening, the proceeds going
towards the church expenses. The
committee desire to thank all who contributed towards the success of the
social.
There has beon lots of animated
furniture around tho vicinity ot Coyote street as several people havo beon
changing houses.
• A pretty wedding took placo on
Tuesday night at the Methodist church
Fornlo, tho' contracting parties being
Fred MauBsct and Miss Emma Hugnl,
Tho bride was attended by hor cousin,
Mr. W. Harrison, and Miss 13, Dixon
was tho bridesmaid. Rov. Mr, Dim-
ick tied the nuptial knot. Aftor tho
ceremony the parties drove to Coal
Crook and hold a rocoptlon at tho
houso of Mr. Goorgo Crabbo on Coy.
oto street. Tho boys wish you both
all the luck possible and appreclnto
tho good timo spent. Tho shlvoroo
band, was In attondanco as usual,
Jack Jones and family haye gono
on a llttlo vacation to thoir ranch In
tho Nelson district, Wo trust tho
change will bo bonoflclalto tho health
of MrB. Jpnos.
J. Flnnngnn and T. Wright pullod
out for flolds nnd pastures now
Thoro was a mountain Hilda occurred on ■Tuesday In tho Vicinity .of No.
t North .mino,'which broke tho nil*
lino and cnusod'tho mino to lay off.
Fortunately no one was hurt,
Mr. W. Rrlor, district organiser for
tho Loynl Ordor of Moobo, was In
camp on Wednesday, Introducing liirn-
solf to tho "boyfl."
Tho Lndlos Alii of tho Prosbyterlnn
church doslro to thank the residents
of tlio cnnip for tho generous response
thoy hnvo rnado to tliolr npponl for
•parcels for tbo pound social on Thursday night.
Tlio patrons of tho Kornlo City band
vvoto Uihii|'|)Oiliti:U ai Uxi iuto t>Uit
mado at. tlio concert on Tuesday.
Orooltltos hnd to leave before the program finished In order'to.make .tlio
train. It did not glvo'tho artists much
islifrt, tuiiitu,
Oliarilo. Bower, tho manngor of tho
Trltos storo up horo ls going on a
llttlo vacation to boo his pooplo In tho
Stnto of Ohio. Wo wish you a pleasant time, Chnrllo.
TTarmann-Murray Is bnck In camp,
having secured a position wlthTrltos
Wood rnmpnny bfdilrid tlio grocory
counter. Wo'ro glad to boo you back,
Hermann.
Hov. Mr. Dlmmlck of Pernio will oc
cupy tho pulpit at the Methodist
church up hero on Bundty.   Subject:
"A  Missionary   Sermon."   Everybody
welcome.
Mrs. Armstrong and family of Lethbridge :have taken up their residence
amongst us.   We bid you welcome.
Jack Flemming is handling the ribbons for the Trites Wood team now.,
What's the matter with the mines,
Jack?
The board of management of the
Coal Creek club have decided to run
children's sports on May lst, on the
football ground. \A. full programme
will be announced on the boards later.
Now, you kids, get into training!
The following aro the prize winners
in the,'|recent tournament in tho club:
Billiards: first, Harry Adamson; second, Joe Worthington; third, Jas. McPherson; fourth, John Myers, Jr.
Pool: first, John McPherson; second, Sam Heaney.
Whist: first, J. Wilson and Steve
Hall; second, H. Adamson and Davo
■Martin, Jr.
Seven-up: first, J. Millburn; second,
H. Adamson.
Crlbbage: first, W. Flanagan; second, Alf. Atkinson.
Dominoes: first, Sam Heaney and
Ike Cartmell.
In Memorlam
Reid.—In ever-lovin'g memory of our
baby boy, "Thomas;" who passed to
the higher life on .April 16, 1912.
Olir boy has gone before us,
He has,crossed the rolling tide;
And our footsteps he is waiting;
Waiting on the other Bide.
From Father and Mother.
Coal Creek.
tion of Labor, the Shingle Weavers'
Union, the Washington State Federation of Labor, and the British Columbia Federation of Labor have been cooperating to devise plans for organizing this army of workers into one big
union. Arrangements were finally
completed, organizers were assigned
to tho work and were,,meeting with
considerable success, when Haywood
and Ettor, both of whom owe their
liberty if not their lives to the trado
unionists whose unions they are now
trying to demolish, made a spectacu*.
lar dash to the coast, and, after some
twaddle, decided to call a strike of
the lumberjacks on the coast, the
strike to be effective May lst.
By just what magical power they
expect to move this great body of
immobilized men in unison is a mystery that the old-line unionists cannot
fathom. However, one thing is plain,
which is that their action will cause
endless acrimony and wrangle among
the men over the merits of the two
organizations, and hamper indefinitely
i a genuine attempt to organize the
lumber workers. But, as one of these
geniuses put it, "It will make geo.l
propaganda anyhow."
Their tactics in this instance, although indefensibly wrong, have an
amusing angle. Fancy real, live, invincible "revolutionists" who measure
their moves by nothing less than
world-wide action, and who have everlastingly lashed and denounced the
United Mine Workers of America be-
(Continued on Page 8)
I.W.W,|VersusA.F.ofL
(Continued from Page 4)
these two cardinal principles of our
union! By ignoring antagonistic actualities they can mould theories so
ideal and so easy of consummation
that one is staggered to think how stupid we have been. Though the most
of these blowed-in-the-glass- revolution,
ists could not tell a mine tipple from
a figure-eight structure in- an amusement park and know nothing of the
life, characteristics and environment
of miners, or the contributing elements that combine to retard our pro-''
gress, they can dash through a miners' strike zone and- come out preg-
nant  with  solutions   so  simple ,'thiit
men who have spent a lifetime of
daily contact with miners and mining
conditions are dumbfounded by the
simplicity of the solutions! While
they speak volubly and write fluently
of our stupidity they fail to tell their
auditors that our check-off system
and our joint agreements are the fruits
of many a desperately fought contest,
and are the ties that have bound otir
heterogeneous membership in unity
while the work of education and organization has gone on. Neither do
they, while claiming our check-off system and joint agreements are a detriment to the miners and a benefit to
the operators, explain why it is that
where on the American continent, who
employ 400,000 non-union mine workers, fight so viciously against the establishment of those two principles.
Thoy evade the truth bocnuso truth
would rob them of their propaganda,
. The Pacific coast Is InfoBtod with
these "Industrial Wonder Workers"
who havo just succeeded In splitting
tlio Socialist party of Washington, and
are doing more to rotarl the growth or
tho inbor movoment than any other
Influence on the coast, Tliolr policy
ls royoalod by thoir attltuda towardB
tho attempt to organize tho coast lumberjacks, and thoir policy here Is but
a ropllca of tliolr work olscwhero.
Thero nro 250,000 men omployod In
tho different branches of the lumber
Industry In tho Pacific Northwest.
TIiobo mon are a storllng lot but to-
cauae of their environment, the nature
of thoir work and tho kick of organization, load a hard and choorloss life.
For some tlmo tho' American Fedora-
A. I. BLAIS
Grocer
We carry a full line of
Red Feather & Tartan Canned Goods
Prices Right
Satisfaction guaranteed or money back
Phone 103        v:        Frank, Alta.
Don't forget to try Easton's
When you want
ICE CREAM, ICE CREAM SODAS & SUNDAES
PORK AND BEAN SUPPERS
,.,..._   FIS^.AND CHIP POTATOES SUPPERS
Coleman Bakery
Alex. Easton, Prop.
H
irPpple Own"
COLEMAN
New Store of Men's
Wear Will Be Open
Saturday.
Everything that's in
It Is New.
Keep the Money in Coleman
THE
WESTERN
CANADIAN
Co-operative
COLEMAN
TRADING
CO., LTD.
Stylish Young Fellows
Tlio niiisttjrl'ul stylos of Jlobhorlin Mndo to Moii-
xuro (.lnllii'N iippi.'iil to tlm "Stylish Yghiiu Follow"
as no othor Itinds 0*1111. There is 11 .style without
"frcnlxiiiws" fit, and qiinliiy thai mark llm wenror
as a well ilrosset] yoiniK man. And tln-y i.-ukL no
moro thun I.I10 cminiionor sort.
(JET THE HOBBERIJN IDEA
OP STYLISH CLOTHES
Our Shoe Department Is Complete
Vino Shoes from $3.00 to $0.00
Woo Shnn<i from $? 75 10 $0 00
Onr Hollar fiiNtj hIuuih nntl Lotihi-j) mino hIioch
urn howikI to none, Qualify and stylo itlmolutoly
Kuurauleutl.
F. M. THOMPSON GO
Blairmore, Alta.
Sole Agency Tho House of Hobberliii, Limited
I PAGE SIX
"IB.  B. 0., APRIL 26,1913.
Cpows Nest Pass Fojtball League
Rules and Fixtures for 1913
We Are Ready to Scratch
off your bill any item of lumber not
found just as we represented.' There
ia no hocus pocus in
This Lumber Business
When you want spruce we do not
send you hemlock. When you buy
first-class lumber we don't slip in a
lot of culls. Those who buy once from
us always come again. Thoso who
have not yet made our acquaintance
are taking chances they wouldn't encounter if, they bought their lumber
here.
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Doors.     SPECIALTIES—Mouldings,
Turnings, Brackets, and Detail Work
OFFICE AND YARD—McPherson ave.
Opposite G. N. Depot.    P.O. Box 22,
Phone 23.
Canadian
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Hotel
Re-opened under new
management
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BOARD  AND0 LODGING
by the month
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Everything   .
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JOHN PODBIELANOIK, Prop.
1.—This Association of Clubs shall
be called "The Crows Nest Pass Football League."
2.—The objects of the League shall
be to promote and extend the game of
Association Football and to guard the
interests of the clubs comprizing the
League.
3.—The League shall be open to all
the Clubs in the Pass, and all others
whom the committee may be pleased
to admit.
, -1— The League shall appoint a committee (composed of one representative from each club) who shall have
full executive control over the League,
and shall conduct the business connected therewith. The committee
shall convene meetings when they
deem necessary, and shall have full
power to deal with any offending club
or clubs, player or players, as thoy
think fit. Two-thirds shall form a
Quorum at League meetings, and the
Chairman shall have a casting vote.
5.—The office bearers of the League
shall consist of a President, Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, who shall
be appointed at the Annual General
Meeting, and to such meeting all clubs
are entitled to send one representative.
6.—In addition to the powers vested
in the committee under Rule.4,'they
shall take charge and manage all business affecting the League (excepting
as hereinafter provided) and all other
matters specially referred to' them in
the following rules. They shall also
have power to deal with any matter
not provided for in these rules.
7.—All questions between clubs and
players as to transfers and signing on
(where clubs and players cannot agree
will be decided at a League meeting,
two-thirds to for ma quorum, the chairman to have a casting vote.
8.—The annual subscription for the
clubs of the League shall be twenty
dollars. The committee may order a
match to be played each seasou, the
proceeds to be devoted to the funds of
the League, or may call on each club
to contribute equally, such sums- as
may bo deepted advisable.
9.~T-The "Animal General Meeting
will be held not later than the month
of March in cacli year. The Secretary and President to notify all clubs
of date of same.
10,—The League will lipid a competition each season, which shall consist
of each club playing home and home
-matches—wi tli—all-other-clubs-in—then
League. All matches tb be played
under International Board Rules, so
far as applicable, and not inconsistent
with the Rules and Constitution of
the League,' any match not completed,
may be ordered to stand as a completed match or replayed for the full
period of ninety minutes. Any gamo
scheduled as a League game must be
played as such. Nobody shall have
the power to decide it a friendly.
11.—At-the end of tlie competition
tho club scoring the highest number
of points shall be declared the champion club and shall be presented with
the cup and badges, the value thereof
to bo decided by tho committee if tho
League at tho third meeting each year.
12,—.Averages for the championship
shall bo talton from wins and draws
(not from Iho number of goals scored)
to be counted as follow,*-;:—Two points
for a win and one for n draw; in the
event of two or more clubs being equal
for tlm championship, (hoy. shall play
off In the nuinnur which may lie ar-
ramrod hy tlio league fonimlttno.
1!i.—lir tlio event of any match being unfinished, owing to causes which
neither club hns control of, or boin;;
ordered to bo replayed, tho drawings
iu tho unfinished or first game shall
Iio divided according to Longiio ruins
and in the replayed game the not
ilrawlngH Bhall bo divided equally between tho competing,clubs.
14.--Homo team to ■ pay expenses for
fourteen adults./      *>  "
15.—Aiiy bona fido mombor of a club
.shall bu digiblo to play providing lm
Ih not mglHtorod for another club, If
ho Ih to registered, his transfer must
bo obtained from tlio club for which
ho Ih registered. No trniiHfer to be
given ta any player after September
1st tinioHH BiiiictloiKHl by the League
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committee. All transfers must be
sanctioned by the Secretary and given
out at each League meeting.
16—A bona fide member of a club
is one who has signed a Registration
Form (such signature to be witnessed
by a second person) and has been registered with the League Secretary before playing. Any club infringing this
rule may have two points deducted
from its score, and be liable to a fine
of $25.00. In the event of a player
signing two or more forms, for two or
more clubs, priority will be given to.
the club who has registered him first,
and it will be the duty of the Secretary to notify the club or clubs, registering such player, of his previous registration, and report same to committee. A player wilfully signing moro
than one form or a club wilfully Inducing a player to sign more than one
form, shall be liable to be dealt with
as the committee may think fit. A
player is eligible for a match after he
has been signed on ten days and the
Secretary has acknowledged tho receipt of Registration, the Secretary to
reply to same within ten days of receipt of same.
17.—The Secretary of the League
shall supply the secretaries of the
clubs with registration and transfer
forms at nominal yalue. The League
committee to decide how many the
Secretary get printed.
IS.—No club can approach any registered player of another club without
first obtaining the permission of the
secretary of the club for which the
player is registered. Any club violating this rule will be dealt with by
the committee. The secretary of the
League to keep a list of all players
registered for each club,and to give
information about same to any secretary who wishes it.
• 19.—Bach club will play its full
strength in all matches unless some
satisfactory explanation be offered to
the committee. In the event of the
explanation not being satisfactory.-the
committee shall have power at their
discretion to impose a fine of $10.00.
20.—The Secretary shall keep a list
of Referees whose names have been
approved of by the committee, aud no
referee shall act except he has been so
approved. The. referee' shall be appointed as fas as possible by the committee, and all other referees to be
appointed by the Secretary, and it
shall be the duty of the Secretary to
■notify—the— roferess-appointed-to-take
charge of all league games at least
ten days previous, to date of games
and to notify all competing teams of
his acceptance or non-acceptance. In
the event of the official referee failing
to turn up, both teams may'mutually
agree to a referee and sign a form to
that effect which is binding.
21.—Referees', tariff shall be four
dollars (?•!) and travelling and hotel
expenses.
22.—The referee shall have power
to decide as to tho fitness of the
ground in all matches, and each club
must tako every precaution to keep
its ground in a playable condition, and
if necessary tho home club may require tho referee to visit the- ground
two hours before the advertised timo
of kick-off."
2.1.—No alteration shall be mado in
these rules except at the annual, meeting called for that purpose, and unless
supported by two-thirds of tho members pros-cut. Twenty-olio days' no-
i Ico must bo given to tho Secretary of
any proposed alterations of rules,
which slum bo copied by him, and a
copy .'lent to onch club, fourteen days
beforo iho mooting for tho consideration thereof.
2-1,-—No player'shall bo nn official
referee,   ' . ■  ■    ■
2fi,T-Thoso rules to bo printed nntl
each club'In tho League to got a copy
of H!lmo,
2fi,-~That nil protests ho forwarded
to» League Socrotnry wlthlii flvo dnys
of tho match, and that all protests bo
.K'''ompan!od by the sum of $10,00, tho
money to bo forfeited if enso Is lout.
Protests rotating to tho ground and
othor appurtenances of the game must
ho mado to tho rnfereo In writing before the fitnrting of the gamo,
27.—Tlmt referee shall forward
iininoH of players urn! results and results of each nmtcli to 'the Secretary
of League within three days nftor tho
mutch hns been pliiytiili
SS.—Tho league Secretary shall
lmvo power to call a special Lew gun
mooting on a grievance or prolont of
nny club ho dooms It nilvlsablo that
the mutter ho dealt with ot onco.
L'li.—That, all games must commence
nl the timo advertised, Haiti time to bo
specified, any defaulting to bu fined
Ion dollars ($10), audi flno to go to
fIio League fund.
this" competition   to  be two dollars
(?2.00).
4.—The Aldridge Charity Shield' is
to be played for at the discretion of
the League committee, it being understood, however, that the primary object of competition for this Shield is
to be for* some charitable purpose.
5.—At the completion of any competition and on the handing over of any
Ctip the club secretaries receiving
Cups shall sign a duplicated receipt
obtained from the League secretary,
binding the winning club to safeguard
and return Cup on a stated date.
FIXTURES FOR 1913
May 3.
10.
17.
,   24.
31.
June 7.
14.
21.
2S.
July 5.
12.
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■26.
Aug. 2.
FERNIE
Hosmer, A*
Coal Creek, H*
(Michel, A
Coleman, H
Coal Creek, A
Bellevue, oil
Blairmore, A  •
Hosmer, H
Bellevue, A
Blairmore, H
Hillcrest, A
■Michel, H
Coleman, A
Hillcrest, H
For Ag'nst
What Are You Doing
With Your Life ?
May 3.
10.
17.
24.
31.
June 7.
14.
21.
28.
July 5.
12.
.19.
26.
Aug. 2.
May 3.
10.
17.
24.
31.
June 7.
14.
21.
28.
July 5.
12.
19.
26.
Aug. 2.
COLEMAN
Coal Creek, A
Bellevue, H
Blairmore, H
Fernie, A
Hosmer, H
Hillcrest, A
Michel, A
Coal Creek, H
Blairmore, A
Michel, H
Hosmer, A
Hillcrest, H
Fernie, H
Bellevue, A
For Ag'nst
HOSMER
Fernie, H
Hillcrest, A
Coal Creek, A
Bellevue, H
Coleman, A
Blairmore, H
Bellevue, A
Fernie, A
"Hillcrest, I-I
Coal Creek, H
Coleman, H
Blairmore, A
Michel, A
Michel, II
For Ag'nst
HILLCREST
For Ag'nst
May 3.
10.
17.
24.
31.
June 7.
14.
21.
■   28.
July 5.
12.
19.
20.
Aug, 2.
Michel, A
Hosmer, H
Bellevue, A
Michel, I-I
Blairmore, A
Coleman, H
Coal Creek, A
Blairmore, II
Hosmer, A
Bellevue, I-I
Fernie, H
Coleman, A
Coal Creek,1 H
Fernie, A
(Continued from last week.)
Why, we hope. that we shall get
there, some.day, and we keep on
grinding, with the result that we stay
dissatisfied, and spend our declining
years nursing the conviction that we
have been fooled out of our inheritance in some unaccountable way.
How We Are Fooled
And that's no lie. We have been
fooled. No man can accumulate wealth
and gain independence by working for
wages, or working as a farm hand, or
as a renter, or as a small farmer riming a race against time with a mortgage. The point of this lying yoke is
that very few people' can get to the
top, only because vast millions never
can get there. All these millions
work their heads off for the fool illusion that they will some day belong to
the very few select.
When you come to think of it, some
of us have been foolea back into this
silly illusion by Just a little cunning
jollying when we almost had our eyes
open. We felt uplifted and flattered
when some slick snob in a plug hat,
slapped us familiarly on the back and
called us Johnny. Till some day we
read something to the effect that "a
lord's smile is a fool's breakfast," and
we wondered suddenly whether all
these years we had been fed on husks
and didn't know it. Maybe you asked
yourself then: "Now, can't I put my
life to better use? I have only this
one life to live. Do I want to be some
parasite's fool all the time?
Just at this moment some fellow
whom you knew in your schoolhood
days, not half as smart as you, whizzed by in a big automobile and tooted
his horn for you to'gct out of the way.
You choked in a cloud of dust and
snorted with the stench of his gasoline in your nostrils. You swore aloud
and said: "Huh, that fellow thinks
he's smart' And I could spell all
around him in school, and he never
could do/ his fractions."
There he is, all the same, in a big
auto, and you walk and swallow the
dust that he throws into your face.
If you should ask him how he got his
wealth he would tell you that he was
smarter than you are.
He can't fool you, though, can he?
You know better. He isn't rich because he is smarter than you are, except if being dishonest and unscrupulous means being smarter. Certainly
noiMn_e^r_maJo_jLjnj]Jipji_.dolta
Grasp This Opportunity
Don't be fooled this time.   This is
the opportunity of your life.     It is
worth more to you than a course in a
Rockefeller or Carnegie universityl
The very best use to which you can
put your life is to find out just why
things are. as they are, and how they
can be changed so that you will al-.
ways be sure of all the food, clothing, shelter, education, leisure and refinement that our time can offer to
mankind. These things are within your
reach. But you will have to study
a little to find out about the way. It
won't cost you anything but a little
mental, exertion. We are offering you
a free education in the most important question of your life. We are
doing' it, not because we want something out of you, but we want you to
do something for yourself. That's
rather unusual under tho present conditions. But, you see,' we are in the
same fix as you. If we all put our
heads' together and. get together, we
can do something for.our own class.
BELLEVUE
May 3. Blairmore, H
10. Coleman, A
17. Hlllcrest, II
2-1. Hosmer, A
31. Michel, I-I
June 7. Fernie, A
M, llos-mor, II
21. Midicl, A
28. Fernie, II
July l>. Hlllcrest, A
12.' Coal Crock, A
19. Coal Creole, H
2(1. nialriuoro, A
Aug, 2. Coleman, II
For Ag'nst
ADDENDA
Rules   Governing   Cup   Competitions
1.—No club shall bo ollglblo to compote for any of tho Cups until they
iovtb iiTiirtitdi th-rtr tongue engagements.
2.—The entrance fee for the Muta
Cnp will bo flftoon dollars (fin.OOi,
and all teams competing In tho Imruo
and the MuU Cup shall bo eligible to
compete fur tlie Cr&lwtt Cup free. Any
other team wishing to compete for tho
Crahau Cup must pny uu tukU'iiuctt tm
ot fifteen dollars ($16.00).
8.—The Llphardl Cup will b« com-
p-rted for under League rules by the
Juniors In tbo Pass; a Junior to bo
classed aa anyone under the ate of
fclftMwm (UV.   TU *ul.uuui ft* lor
May 3
10.
17.
2-1.
•    31.
Juno 7.
1-1.
21.
28.
July ll.
12.
19.
20.
Aug. 2.
May 3,
10.
17,
2L
31.
Juno 7.
M.
21.
28.
July C.
* n
2fl.
AUK. 2.
May 3.
10,
17.
24,
Ml.
June 7.
H,
21.
21.
July 6.
12.
ia.
23.
Aug. 2.
BLAIRMORE
Bollevuo, A ",
Mlchol, II
Coleman, A
Con! Crook, H   >
IIIllcroBt, H     '■■
IIoHinor, A
Fornlo, II
Hllleros't, A
Colomnn, H
Fornlo, A
MIcliul, A
Hosmor, II
Bolloyuo, II
Conl Crook, A
COAL CREEK
Colomnn, 11
Fornlo, A
HoHtnor, 11
Blairmore, A
Pernio, II
Mlchol, A
Hillcrest, H
Colomnn, A
Mclici II
Hoamor, A      '
*lt   * l *tr
44i.,,i,,.^.*.t     it,
Ttollr-nio., ^
IIIUoroBl. A
Blalrmoro, H
MICHEL
lllllcrest, II
Blalrmoro, A
Fernie, If
Hlllcrest, A
Bollevue, A
Coal Creek, H
Coleman, I!
Bellevue, H
Coal creek, A
Coleman, A
Blaina-or*. ]|
Fer»K A
Hosmer, H
Hosmer, A
For Ag'nst
For Ag'nst
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honestly by working with his hands
nor with his brains, either.
No, sir, you know that Jimmy Hoskins from your own town didn't become a millionaire by honest labor,
nor by superior ability. -You know
you could outspell him, outfigure him
and outfight him. But you will believe that Rockefeller, Morgan, Gould,
Carnegie,'Guggenheim and other millionaires mado their enormous fortunes by thrift, honest labor and superior brain power. You will work
your back into a question mark trying
to model after them. You have beeh
fooled, all right.
Intelligent  Discontent  Not  Hopeloss.
Do you know that- you havo' also
been fooled when people told you that
there was no way to live a different
life, ond that it was no uso trying to
mako conditions different, because It
had always been so?
Well, whether you know it or not,
It's a fact. Tilings haven't always
boon llko this, and they won't bo al-
wnya llko ihis. Humanity wljl not
live forover one-tenth enormously rich
and ulne-tcntliH more or loss poor,
j Thero is somo uso in being Intelligently dissatisfied and getting togetlior
with others of your own class with
tho definite purpose of making things
satisfactory. Tho only difference is
knowing how.
Wi Have Been There, Too
Wo know just how you feol. Wo
lmvo boon In exactly tho earno frnmo
of mind ns you aro now. Yoitrs ngo
j we wero fools enough to think thnt
tho only way to do was to hoop on
grubbing for Home rich man and putting tho damper on tho'.flros of our
Intolllgonco. Wo knoW, just llko you,
that Jimmy Hoskins didn't got rich
by honos't labor and superior ability,
but wo bolleveil, just llko you, that
most of tho millionaires got rich that
way nnd thnt, In fact, most pooplo
got rich by thoir own labor, Wo <l!i.j
not bcllovo In Jimmy's boast about his
own superior BmartnatiH but wo did
bollovo wh(U tho wliolo elans of rich
peoplo continually din nod Into our
oars. Thon Homothing happened that
pulled tho wool from our «yo» and wo
saw what oasy marks wo had been
all thoso years.
Knowledge Is Power
Thoro Is a way out of tho existing
uncertainly and worry. And slnco
jou uiu uiorougftiy oiHimtiHfiert with
Ihh^n M lhi.j' ui-sj atid WAiii a ti'iittigkl
badly, don't you think It will lm wortjk
your while to find out about tbat way?
Vou don't havo to accept It If yqu
don't like It, you know, but nt least
ina «*»feL* in -Lwik-M .itk'Ai it i». iSiObt*
will find out about It, If you don't
And tf others go ahead and do a thing
that, you might have helped to do,
wouldn't you feel that you had neg.
lected the opportunity of your life?
If this way which we have found fn
the right way. It will be chosen by the
vast majority some day In »h» nmir
future. Whether you and the minority with you reject It or not. It win
be carrliNl through, If not with you,
then against you. Wouldn't you be
ashamed to find out la the end tfcmt
after all others had been smarter than
you?
PURVEYORS TO SELL COAL ON
QUALITY DETERMINATIONS
RHEUMATISM YIELDS TO
ZAM-BUK
Bead This Lady's Experience.
«-*«*.>*.M«HM        t
Just at this season many people And
themselves suffering from aches and
paius of rheumatism, sciatica, etc. For
these, Z&m-Buk is a sure cure.
Mrs. Mary Harnian, Wheatley, Ont,
writes: "I had rheumatism very badly.
It affected my right arm and leg, and
was so bad that I could not put my
hand to my head or behind me. I waa
quite helpless, could not do my work,
and could not even dress myself, but
had to be attended to like a child. Tli©
rheumatism in miy leg was so bad
that at times I could hardly walk.
"Naturally I tried various remedies,
but they seemed to do me no good. A
friend advised me to try Zam-Buk. I
obtained some, and had it rubbed thoroughly into the affecteij muscles. Before tho first box was used I was very
much better. I could move around tho
house with ease, and dress myself, and
needed very little personal attention.
I continued with the treatment, rubbing Zam-Buk in thoroughly every day,
and ln a few weeks' time the rheumatism was driven completely out of my
system. The cure was permanent too,
and slnco that timo I have never beeu
troubled with rheumatism."
It is just as good for skin injuriea
and diseases, eczema, scalp sores,
eruptions, piles, cuts,- burns, bruises,
scalds, etc. All druggists and stores,
60c box, or by mail from Zam-Buk Co,
Toronto, for price.
Statements from coal dealers showing the amount of moisture, volatile
combustible material, carbon .and the
British thermal units of heat for each
pound of coal offered for sale are required in a bill introduced in the Minnesota legislature by Representatives
Ernest Pless and W. W. Brown. The
-bill provides for a State chemist to be
identified with the State University
to make analyses. The enforcement
of the provisions concerning analyses
of coal is placed by the bill in the
hands of the State dairy and food
department.
Smi&om
tjuickly stops  coughs,  cures  colds, and  healf
Uie throat and lungs.       ::       ::       26 cents.
SYNOPSIS OP COAL MIXING
KKUULATIONS
COAL mining rights of thc Dominion, In Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the North
West Territories and in a portion of
the Province of British Columbia, may
be leased for a term of twenty-one
years at an annual rental of $1 an acre.
Not more than 2.500 acres wil be leaseo
to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
J»y—the—applicant— in—person—to—tire-
Agent or Sub-Agent of tlie district in
which tli- rights applied for arc situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by sections, or legal sub-divisions of sections, and in unsurveyed
territory the tract, applied for shall be
■staked out by the applicant himself.
Each apllcation must be accompanied
by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if
the rights applied for aro not available,
but not otherwise. A royalty shall be
paid on the merchantable output of the
mine at the rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish tlie Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined an dpny the royalty thereon. Tf tlie coal mining
rights aro not being operated, such
returns Bhould bo furnished at least
once a year,
Tho lease will include the coal mlsing
rights only, but the lessee may bo permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may bo considered necessary for tho worlflng of the mine
at tlio rato of ?10,00 an acre.
For full Information application
should be made to the Secretary of tlio
Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or
to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands,
W. W. Cory,
Deputy Minister of Uio tnterlo:-,
N.n—Unauthorized publication of this
advertisement will not bo raid for.
COLEMAN
Billiard and
Pool  Parlor
Two Billiard Tables
Three Pool Tables
Bowling Alley
Hairdressing
Cigars
J. Graham, ^£22:
Hixon   &
Ferguson
Heating  Engineers"
Tinsmiths and
Plumbers
Tel   153       P. O. 1063
Fernie, B.C.
PANTORIUM    TAILORS
Over McLean's Drug Store
Our now Suitings aro hero. Splendid wearers,
handsome tweeds and worsteds. Drop In* and Inspect "them.
8UIT8 TO MEASURE FROM $15 UP
Latost Now York and Pnrls Stylos
Genuine French 8ystem of Dry Cleaning
Lndlos' Fancy Garments a Specialty.   Feathers,
Furs, Gloves, Ladies',or Men's Hats cleaned or
dyed and blocked, nny stylo,
PRE88ING AND REPAIRING NEATLY DONE
At reosonnblo prices.
Out-of-town work attended to promptly
WHY
wore tho FIRST PRIZE and tho GOLD MEDAL
at the Edmonton (Exhibition awardod to
SWIFT'S PREMIUM HAMS, BACON, ETC?
Bocausothoy are THE BEST ON THE MARKET, that's why.
Buy them all tho time at
k THE 41    MARKET   ...  „
I ftKU ftOAHMJI, Manner PHONE  *J £
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CE. LYONS
Insurance, Real Estate
and Loans
Money to Loan on first class Bust-
ness and Residential property THJB DISTRICT LEDGER, FBRNIE,   B. 0„ APRIL 26,1913.
PAGE SEVEN
L?
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©r
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Lethbridge, Alta.
&«^^|Bewareof
Imitations
||jp! &^|§SoId on the
Merits of
Miiiard's
Liniment
For our Foreign Brothers
French
You're always welcome here
Clean Rooms, Best pf
Food ahd every
attention
-
THOS.
DUNCAN    Passburg
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
THE FERNIE
LUMBER CO.
A.' McDougall, Mgi
Manufacturers of and Dealers in all kinds of Rough
and Dressed Lumber
aj^t^iniimv^KieSiiiimia^avai^nrti amiii iH:ii*mZm*com—i*mm~*+
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RAPPORT DE LA COMMISSION
DANS LE DIFFERSND'ENTRE DIVERS PROPRIETAIRES OU CONCESSIONAIRES DE MINES MET-
ALLIFERES DANS L'EST DE LA
COLOMBIE BRITANNIQUE ET
LEURS   EMPLOYEES.
Rapport de la Minorite.
mentation sur les prix en cours il y a
plusieurs annees.
Une augmentation do dnquante
cents par jour par hommo etait I'dcli-
elle de salaires demandee, et cela, d'a-
pres les calculs faits pa'r.M S.G. Blay-
iock, signifiait untf augmentation de
1-4 rter cent, dans ie bordereau de pate
de sa compagnie; par etm.-iequent, a
mon avis, en prenaut nv.."iio IS per
cent, comme base de calcul, les employees out 6t& tres modort.5s dans
l'echelle amendde qu'ils pronosent, ct
ecla est em-ore plus vrai ciuaiirt il a
cite  demontre a  l'-vvidence ou'en  de-
it Or CANADA
rr. 6riV5.ii v/eekly's Forecast of tht
-  z'.fiy of the Dominion of
•I Canada
The tinure of Canada is illimitable,
snd it is gi range to think that it wat
iuly about 1S70 chat tbe vast possibili
•Jes of the North-IVost were at all ade
luately realized.    Since then the impression of the rhysical greatness and
resources    of    Canada   has   steadily
grown.   There have beon difficulties ol
j a great kind.   The nation has seemed
j to halt at times.   But whatever tern-
| porary checks mny come, there is no
j doubt as to ihe rapid and certain in-
: crease of tho wealth, the population,
TELLING CHARACTER
Blue eyes are the weakest
Wide open eyes Indicate rashneBft.
Downcast eyes typify modesty.
Side glancing eyes must be dl*
trusted. »
Byes with long, sharp corners ar<
seen only on those of keen discern
ment.
I'nstcady eyes indicate an unsettled
mind.
li the whites of the eyes show be
ir
(hat person  has  a  ba-*
if
-i'.i.W.c-s and
a pert    indleat-
tenacious mem
and red sho*
intli ;U-3 re
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AVENUE
HOSMER,   B.C.
Southern
HOTEL
BELLEVUE, Alberta
Every
convenience
and
attention
Mcnls'tlmt taste like   „
mother used to cook
Best in the Pass
Jos. Grafton, Proprietor.
Jte^LJTtQffl.fflezeial—House—
in the Pass
o
Excellent Cuisine
Fernie Cigar Store
and Hairdressing Parlor
„   Billiards and Pool
Lunch Counter
Ben Wallace
Mgr.
COLEMAN
Liquor Co.
Wholosalo 'Dealers in
Wines
Liquors
Cigars
Mail Orders receive
prompt attention
List of Locals District 18
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NAME
8EC. tind P. 6, ADDRRES9
Htinldiond
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P. Whontloy, Dnnlthoad, Altn.
u, tiouni, Jioovur creek, vlu I'inchor.
3;s!,;i.-,i Um In-, iiDK tin, ih:uC-VUu Alta.
\V\ Ij. VlioiiH, Wainnotv, Alta.
J.  Derbyrhlw, Dttrmia, Alia.
J, Mitchell, Carbotidalts, Colomnn, Alt*.
N. D, Thp.clmlc, Cnnrooro, Alta,
IV,  ki.Auiii, M/it-uium, Aim.
, 3, Jonos, Corbin, Ii. C,
W, Jl, Uughoa, Chinook, via Diamond City, AH.
J, B. Thornlilll, Diamond City, Lothbrld&o.
. Thot. Uphill, Pernio,B.C.
Evan Morgan, Frank, Alta,
, W. naMoraton-", Hosmer, Tr. C.
. Jas. Gordon, Hlllcrest, Alta.
. L.  Moore, 17.11 -Sixth ^rcnuc, .NT. Lethbtld^.
Prank n«rrljj«baai, CoaJliurat, Alta.
. John T. William*, Maple Leaf, Deilovtie, Alta.
M. Barrel*!, Mlchol, II. C.
Monarch Mino Wm. Hyrul, Elcan P. O., Tabor, Alt*.
PfltiburK, A. Zoakar, Pattburfc, Alls.
Rojnal Vlow...,,, Geo. Jo dan, n«y«l Olir-prf**, tothhrHgo, AUn.
T»Wr*....*.».,..,„, A Patterioa, Tabor, All*
IVllevue	
nifilrmoro	
*Hurn)ls...,...........
Carbondnlo	
Cfttimoro	
r*i\ifii,i'<*i	
Corbin	
Chinook .Mines,..,...
Diamond City ..,
Pernio	
Frank,.,,,,.....,,.,.
Hoamer	
WUcreat	
Lothbrldgta	
IjphbridRO Collieries..
Maple Loaf	
MIebe!...,
L'hon. fl\ AY. Crothcrs,
Minlslrc du Tr;iv;ul,
Ottawa.   ■
Monsieur: —
•A pros uno etude st'jricuse des tcmoi-
Knasea cnti'iidus et des nombreiix details (k'squols une''discussion cilaborde.
relativenicnt nu>: priuc-ipaux points on
jeu, a et<5 fnite pur JI. Hamilton ct
nioi-meme, c'est avec un sentiment de
regret que je snis forctS dc soummet-
tro a votre consideration un rapjiort
de la mlnorite. Je dols avouer coiicn-
dnnt que, en depit de mon desappointe-
nient personnel, il y a un element do
compensation a rctirer du spectacle de
la nianiero extremement agr<5able dont
toutes les procedures ciovant la commission ont'-Stt-i conduitcs, et par les
roiirescntants des deifx parties Imm-d-
diatement intdre&sdes, et >par ines col-
legucs, C. H. Hamilton, C. It. (representant des propriclaires) .et AV. If.
Bullock-Webster,, (president.) ■
A7ous etes si bien a ucouraut de la
cause du diffdrend.qu'il serait super-
flu pour moi de faire aucun comment-
aire a co sujet, execptd pour citer et
m'etiiiidre sur les deux points sur lcs-
quels il est base, savoir; le coiit augments de la vie; et les prix plus Aleves des nndtaux qui ont etc obtenus
depuis quelque temps, Comme los
pirx plus eleves dos metaux ont cite
la premiere premisse au jioint de vue
des mineurs, nous en parlurons tout
d'abord.
i Je crois qu'il est econonilquemc-nl
faux, illogiquc et, en somme, imprati-
cable, d'accepter comme principe que
les profits dolvent provenir de la vente
d'un article donno, parce que, s'il est
admis que les employees doivont y
participer quaud un. profit est realisd,
il doit s'en suivre comme corollaire
que. si une perte est subie dans une
Industrie, les employes devraiont de
memo participer a la perte. Tl est possible qu'il y ait des cas ou il est. per-
.mis -a ux—employ es-de-partlcipw-SHx"
profits dans certaines circonstances,
comme expedient utililaire, mais ces
exceptions n'affectent en rien le principe basique quo les entrepriscs ne
sont pas faltes en premier lieu pour
1'avantage des employes per se, mais
eu vue des profits qui pouvent on
etre retires, pt tout avantage que ]'ouvrier poiirra rctirer du produit do ses
efforts n'est qu'incident, ot -non fonda-
mciilal, Le fait que cola a e"t(5 recon-
mi (consciemment ou non, pen im-
porte), a aW demontrd Ires elairemont
dans les tdmoignages soumls par les
diffdrents roprdsentants dos proprid-
taires de mines.
11 a ete reconnu que quclques-uns
jiourraient payer  I'dcliello  demandde
parce qu'ils sont diablls eur une base
qui  lour jiormet  do payer des  dlvl-
dendos, mais n'ont pas voulu Ie faire
puree quo les nctlonnalros ont do 1'argent jilacd dans d'autres entrepriscs
qui no pitlont pas a 1'bouro nctuolle;
d'autres ont ddclurd qu'ils no pouvai-
\ out ]ias payor 1'dchello demnnddo parco
j qu'ils font pas do profits, tnndla que
| t'.iina plusloiii'H des camps do l'ldaho,
ji'u Montana, ot d'autres Rtutfl dt'S Kl,-
| 'lit I'nis, II a dtd dc'inontrd, par nn
indinolrn qui a dtd prdseiitd, quo los
pa-fits rdallsds  dtalent oxtromemont
dlevds <>t copondnnt los milalreB pnydn
no dlfl'dralont quo tros pen do coux:
eu cours duns lea districts intdressds
duns lo prdsento dlfflcultd, par connd-
quent Ie question doa salaires on rapport nven los prlx (ou les profits) plus
dlovds doa indtaux n'ont pas consld-
('•rdo roiiinio un factour duns l'lidinin-
Istrnllon des nl'l'alres dos compagnleH.
Kn n'alltd li-s salaires dt'-poiidciit dc
hi loi  do I'offrc et dn  la  dcniundy,
cninnio  I'll  nl rliiln-mont nfflrnid M,
Kliich dans son ii'iiiolgiingf.,   I'hi nn
mot, la piii'tk'lpntloii mix profits pi-ui
etre mine en pratique par dos Institutions  Indlvlilitelles, mills  lit qiiiinttte
du  suliilrn pnyd (on.   il'iilllonrs,    de
(onto autre inarchandlHi) qui est uch-
otdo) doit on ddflnltlve, conformdiiient
n la loi doononilqur, aaim lo roynunui
do In productlonv ddpendre du eout
inoyen do Iii production, ot 'dnnu le
dotiiiilno do In clrciilntlon le prlx d'nno
itmrclinndlRu est Influence par la loi
do Vottru ot do lu doituimlo.   IVo'iivrl-
or voiiilniit sa Miiilo niareliiindlso (don
I'nerglo iiliyslqiio ot numtalo) est sujet n (■*:« lois dcoiionilquim Inexorable*,,
(i'l<H|.||-dlre   Ie   entlt   tin   rtrrniitfilttti   r*
Iii loi do I'offre fit de la demnride. d'on
ii.Miil quo Io prix plus ou mollis •'•lov(''
dos tiii'taux, un iHiigago ordinairo, nti
if; Jfv-Kard-O pits,
Ln principal point on Htlgo, "lo com
de lri vie," fit d'une iTn.nni-t'nifK. vit„i,
pour 1'ouvrlor do mino, ot n cnu«e du
plrx aufwoiitd dos articles qu'il doit
se procurer, il fuut abKoIiimont qu'il
alt one utiRiuonlatlon do son s.-iliilre
en nr^nt dolt pouvor empochor une
reduction du niveau nctuol do f,a tnnn-
U:1i: d« \\\tt
and tht povcr oi Canada.   As Princi*
iiit de la tendance con^lunte a la haus-1 t>al Grant powerfully and con\inoingly ]
i argued, a. tiaticn so conscious of its •
I strength and ivs future will not con- j
,' sent to hi' merged in and dominated '
, by the lfult'.'(3 .Siates. At present there i
is no comparison between tlio popula
so au cours des dix dcrnieres ani:c'c«,
il n'y a pas eu de difference appr.i.-i-
able dans les salaires ]>ayds aux mincurs do quartz depuis 1000.
Le fait que cniolquc-unes den com-
imgnios adnicttaient tacltemeni qu'il
y avail quelquo nidrite  dans les ela
tion of thc i'.vo territories, and annex- i verse
loiv t
tempsr
ICyrs
grt ;-J i
sry.
i.ars iluu a--:- fleshy
:cursi-iu-.cs ef nau-rc.
i-.'ai'i clcise to ti:e .'.ta
finement and fe-.isfr-ji'i'iiii:;.-.
If the cai'.*; s:i:<iui furv.ard, f'iey de
note rapai.-iiy muI cri'el'y.
.Long but small e;.|y; i:-<>!. a<o refinement.    If close tu ihu l.*a>.\ timidiiy,
delicacy of pori-< piion.
A   thin   car   fcliows   deliciti-y   and
poetry of feivllng.   A ihick i.v.v ;ho re
, ation by the States would moan the
* suppression of the potent individuality :
i of the young nation.   Goldwin Smith i
mandos des mineurs est prouvd- ])ar ] never took full account of iho depth
leur attitude en offraiit une legore aug- ■ ind power of popular sentiment, and
mentation quaud ils ont appris ce que j we believe tbat Canada will be more
.     „ ,„,.,„   „ „„„ „   .    .   .    . .       and more  content to reckon herself
les employs se proposaunt de fane, | wllh tho .Motherland aud her other
allcguant comme leur raison de ce I Uominions. Hut obviously the place ol
faire leur desir do conserve)- los meil-1 Canada by-nnd-by will bo" wholly ai-
Icurs eni])loyes.   Cela ne pent etrc ud-! terod.    in the nature of   things   our { imbecility
mis •conunme  absolument  juste,   car \lltt,<; ,l8]an,d cn,m<Jt fl8™ll?l,u Canada,     A broad chinned woman ls falttifuL
must develop, and wc look forward to i    A mmr_ 0-„|„ shows a determined
tlio day when Canada will- attain a ' wm#
relative importance which will deprive ;     A" ra(her longi bllt not f)at_ upj)et
Great Britain of hor claim to a metro- j )*p denotes eloquence.
A very Ions Hat upper lip  and  a
Colorless ears,chow want of warmth
of tcmpciai'.K.'ut.
A pointcil t-liin is said to b.- a sign
of craftinet,:j, wisdom and discrcUoi..
A soft, kit double chin shows an in
dolent temperament.
A flat chin shows a cold, hard nature.
A retreating chin is a sign of silliness,' and ,'f the brow is receding, of
l'offre etait a tons les employes dc
certaines categories, mais ne s'addres-
sait pas le mollis du monde aux oni-
ployds travaillant a l'extdrieur, et il
est natural de supposer qu'il y a divers degres d'efficacite parmi les catd-
gories auxquelles l'offre a Ote faite
aussi bien que'parmi les ouvriers de
surface qui n'dtaicnt pas eompris dans
1'augmentation  proposde.
Acceptant comme vrai quo ]S per
cent, .est le chiffre de raut'inentation
du cout de la vie et"que, comme ii a
deja tte mentionne, 50c par jour ne
significant qu'uno augmentation de 1-1
per cent., alors la demandc faite liar
les employes me parait tres justifiable, et iiar consequent sur ce point je
ne concoui's pas avec les autres niem-
bres de la commission dans leur pretention qu'il n'a pas did produit de
preuve suffisanto que 1'augmentation
devrait erte payee.
La preuve- documehtaire et orale
soumise paroles representants des pro-
pridtaires de mines a ete beaucoup
plus considerable que celle soumise
par  les   reprdseiuants    des  mineur
politan position. Ot course, in a sense,
Great Jlriiain must always be the metropolis of th-.- Enfelish-speaking race
In general, and of tho British Empiro
in particular. But as no limit can bo
set to thc increase of Canada, readjustment must follow, and when the time
comes it will b; adjusted on the lines
of greater equality. Tb2 form of connection will change, butt he change
'will merely strengthen it. AVe may
cease to b; alarmed by the spectre ot
an inevitable disruption of existing
ties. Canada has before her the high
destiny of the chief place in tbe 13ri
tish federation.—British Weekly.
straight mouih is a sign of a iow
vicious character.
AVhere tha space between the nose
and the red part of Jip Is short and
sharply cut, it indica'ien refinement,
bul not much power. AA'here this
space is unusually short thare is no
force of intellect.
A man of short, nervous step is a
, business man of energy, and if this
| stride it: only from the knees, he is
j cold aud selfish.
I    A long stride indicates energy, hut
| of an erratic: kind.   "While a good fel-
i low, the man v.iih the long stride ia
  ] generally unreliable and  tli-balanced,
OF  £T   PATPfnC I    Great G'a!cs;i»'» and great  philan-
•Jl    Oi. t h i s\Wi\   thropists liave a loose, shambling gait,
  i Miich comes from thinking moro about
' others ihan about themsolv. s.
The sauntering man is not always a
dreamer, but a man with a quick active brain, who thinks much.
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mankind has ever been conceived. It
also cures rheumatism, weak back,
stomach, and kidney trouble, varioeel-e,
etc.
Dr. Meizgpr's A'ltalizi-r liattery Is
:10U per cent. e.Tsier applied, and is
guarantee.! to give -ie-i u.-r cent, greater sen ice than th'- common variety
of vim ^ar or acid l.aUeries, and is
sold ..! i-n extremely low price, without added cost for faii'-y hooks.
Write today for lmokh-t of full particulars which will bt mailed you free
under son led cover.
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DEPT. C
David Building, 325 Eighth Ave. East,
CALGARY, Alta.
Office hours 10-12, 2-5. 7-S dally.
; The Greatest of His Miracles AVas the
!        Driving of Venoino'us Reptiles
! Out of Ireland
It is wonderful how in
there   are   in   Canada on
tcenth of March!    Everyone
"^"-""i1101-^ WINDOW SCREEN
seven-
who has
o
W. A. INGRAM
Wholesale  and  Retail
Tobaee
nist
j the slightest strain of Irish blood dig- i Follows  Lower Section  of  Sash  An> j
and   so   many i Distance Up or Down |
school decor-
,    .   , ,. , plays it on tliat day,
surtout dans la partie orale, ce pour-  ' ,    . ,
,„, • •*, .       , ,     „,..    ' boys and gins come to
quoi il y a une raison bonne et suftis-     .   ,    „.      , .,    . „  ,,
n„,n   ■!„•«.. „„.„n„ •* ,   ■*,     ated with a bit of Paddy,green ribbon
ante, bien qu'elle ne soit pas facile-1 . , ,    . ,
,   „, ... . or a shamrock-leaf In memory ot the
ment appreciee ou comprise par ceux      . . ,   „ T   ,
„„; „>„„.."• •       ■ „      - - *,   ,   I patron saint of Ireland.        ,
f in n'ont jamais eu rcxpenence de la  ' e.  „ . . , . .   '   ,,„„      ,
, •       -r. . St. Patrick was born about ii2, and
chose, a  savoir:    Beaucoup do  mm-J .  ,_i—, -_
— J-rvas"oi-noDi<n>arentage, but when 16
Biirs"n,e(Iurs"nTitendre t<5moignage, de-
mandorent d'etre excuses de crainte
dc perdre leurs .positions. A ceux
qui sont a l'extdrieur de 1'arsene in-
duslrielle cela peut paraitre dtrango,
mais pour ceux qui sont dans le milieu du monde ouvrier il n'en est pas
•ainsi, c'est au contrairo chose par-
faltement connue des ouvriers de pral-
iquement toutes les industries.
Pour r<5sumer jo ne considere pas
quo les employes aionl droit a une
augmentation settlement a cause
prix plus dleve des mdtnux, mais je
soutiens quo, si la puissance d'achnt
de lours salaires a c5t<5 rddulte par
suite do I'augmenlatlon du prix des
articles qu'ils doivont s,o jirocurer
pour maintenir leur propre marchand-
years of age lie was carried off b?
pirates who sold bim info slavery in
Ireland. There he was employed for
seven years as a swineherd, and learned the Irish customs and language. He
escaped from captivity and reached
the continent where he prepared for
the priesthood and was ordained bishop. He then with the authority of the
Pope, returrtd to Ireland to preach the
gospel to its inhabitants. It is said
that St. Patrick made uso of the sham-
i rock-leaf fo illustrate the Trinity of
!God, and since then It hap become the
(ll]! emblem of that saint.
i The principal enemies that St. Pat-
I rick found in Ireland wero. tho Druid
priests whose enmity was so great that
St. Patrick was obliged to curso their
fertile lands so that thoy . became
dreary bogs; to curse their rivers so
that they produced no fish; to curse
A window screen that always fille
the exact, space open beneath the win
flow's lower s:ash has been designed by
a AVisconsIa man and, necessarily,_li_
works dirTiicT roller principle. Tho
screen is thin aud flexible, yet durable,
and is attached at the bottom to :
spring roller and at the top to fhe-
lower strip uf the lower sash of tlu-
window in wliii-h R is fixed. AA'lu-c
the window ls opened Ihe screen fills
up thc opening, he it largo or small-/
but when the window is closed entire!.,
it is invisible: irom within and pi>j
stmt's a neat nppuiianeo Irom without
This  form of  screen also   keeps  tht
their very kettles so that with noi
iso (i.e. leur dnerglo) au nlvoau uu- amount of fire could they be mnde to |
quel ils 1'ont jusqu'lel malntentio, 1'tj- j boil; and nt Inst to curse tho Druids I
chollo plus clove (nominalejnont) qu'- j themselves so that the earth opened!
ils demandent est en vdrltci, « mon  ^ ^luia,   iJS relates lhat the \
saint and his followers were ono cold j
lies forlomcMit quo i morning upon a mountain without firo J
avis, moddrdo.
Jo r.ccommaiKle
s'il est suggdrd mix proprldlniros dn
to cook their breakfasts or warm thoir:
, „,   .       ,   i. ,, ,,     „ limbs.   Patrick told them to collect « .
mines qu lis devralent decider .d'accor.  pn0 of Kn5Wban8 which be breathed1
der uno augmentation a lour employ*
ds, olio solt applicable non soulomeiit
a ceux qui trnvaillont. sous torro, mais
aussl aux ouvriers do surface (les ouv-
Hers du doboi'Bi parco que le emit
plus dlovd do ]a vin ostj-esHentl par
cette cate'gorin plus fen proportion.)
quo par los catdglries niloux pnye'es.
J'al I'honneiir d'etre,
'    Monslniir,
\;otro obdissant sorvlleur,
J. W. IIMNMOTT,
lleprdsentriiit  des  einploydn
rho
'THAGfciJY AT NAPLES
Chief   Participant;;   Were
Yoiinfl Lovers
Twc
Knples Ihis Just been th" scene of n
llttlo tragedy, the ehlei imrtlclpnniii
being two youim lovers, and. Hip motive (ine of I'cveugo. A jouUi nl' niii >-
'ecu, named l.oiuonfeo, ion nf nn nil,a
cute, wns loudly In love.with tho four
lecn-yenr-olcl daucbtcr of ono of tin
kailing families iu Naples. The par
oniH'Of the tflrl, (llnnettnHlo hy niiino,
objected to the )o:hik I-oteario'ti nd-
vnnees**, mid wAivs t\ with a frenzied d ■
slru for R'Voiibo, die youth nis.'ird ai
tho girl In tliu f*trtnt, slaaliiiiR lur face
with nn open razor, after Uie nuum-i
Of tli*,- CuinoiTli. I.umonlco Iheu Ib-r),
hut was noon overtaken nnd iiitcsI* d.
"I liine until now llveif for Hip girl,"
lie exclaimed i-.n»*«lniiniel*c  »in-i »v-.»' 1
would dig tor Jut,"   Ho also expliilit d
il'A A ,iau i.-.i, y,(, n livuniy tutii uuu
ted lilm on and tliat be had spoilt It Sot \
upon, and   they Instantly  became  8
pleasant fire. '
The grentOHt of St. Patrick's mira- ]
clea w«>,s that of  driving  vonomouuj '
roptllos out of, Ireland, and rendering
tlio Irish soil for over after hatofu] to
tho serpent race,   Somo historians relate that St, Patrick accomplished thl»
j foat by beating a drum, which   ho
i struck ho hard that ho knocked a holo
:jn It.   This  would havo (•ndungorod
| tho success of the miracle had not an
angel appearing, mended   the   drum,
Tho patched instrument was long exhibited as a holy relic,
In 1831, an Irish geiulemen bolng
; anxious to learn whether ihe eiimnto
1 or soli of Ireland wns destructive to
.Berpenls, brought half a dozen harm-
loss snakes from Knglnnd and turned
* thorn loose In IiIh garden. A wnek
later one was killed und the idea that
'a "rale living Hflrplnt" had been found
I near the burial placo of St., Patrick
, caused u great Konnntlon among tbo
: country people und somewhat shook
'their faith In their beloved unliil, but
' tliey have qulie recovered It, ll one can
! Judge by the number of people
jlhroiigliciui Ireland that on thy hovou-
! tenth of Mar'-h na- wearing tho ureiia.
I "-Canadian Fnnn. ..*     .   ■
I^atu
Y^ASH
Barber Shop
Baths
Shoe Shine
Billiards and Pool
Coffee and Sandwich
Counter
, Baz£i_waaa_Buttermi!k	
Victoria Avenue
FERNIE, B.C.       Phone34
HAVE YOU  A FRIEND
WHO  DRINKS TO  EXCESS
Tell
Him He Cnn Bc Cured in
Three Days.
The Neal Treatment at the
Neal Institute WIM Quickly Restore Him to Self-Mastery.
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Cranbrook, B.C.
Box 325. Phone 273
M*B£28IlS!*2&a&^^
window elenne:-, ns the dust that collects on an ordinary Hereon In dry weiv
thcr often causes mud spattei'B on tlio
rIiihh when h nilnii. When the window
Is to be cleaned this roller-screen can
bo quickly detached and as easily (aliened to the Fimh again, Provision \i
ulso made for making the window completely fly and mosquito proof,
Waldorf
Hotel
P. V. WHELAN, Manaflcr.
A PET MOOSE
Wanders Ahout  New Brunswick
Vlilts Darnyardi
and
FINOS A NYE PASS
Holder was to "Pound His reel" All
,   ,'Wici Ev-tnlng
In ovqrhaulInK tome old,memoranda.
f*..'.. v ■.... ia. ;,:./.,i;.««.., .»iuu„
Ufc-nvr-Ti-t-1   n   '■,:;—   jutr,-,«t;.!•*.,•   Mv.-.-.-.f),!
niKl fnnilly to a lecture delivered )r*
't "'
A pet moosv* la suld to be wnndArliiK
In the neighborhood of Planter Itoelt,
N.H., und niakliif! the I'vi-h of dopn n
mlnery to tU-ei, .'"'iy:i i;,id   und   (Jun,
UurliiK Die elcnii iiearun, thrro moose,
• hull, ii enw and a c-nlf, ivaudt-i'ed
jimiiml feecltnjf  wiih   tin;  i-nttle   ancl
j iibIiik thdr salt boxes.  Wbcri tlio open
aeHBoii eame on iho bull and cow left
, for thv 'ivJUJj., but ilju enlf remained
innd veiled various' fnrmyardi.    The
j.ibs;!„'.,;."e ami vfti'ioty of locut evident
■ !y hi lm! thy enlf, and lm*ing a mul
n'or-Mi. *'.n c/f. ont of Hh Hplkeboi-tiH It
j (a ct-.'.ily ld(,iittfkd    The fnru.ern Imve
I beeen-e uijltc uh* r) to It nnd are iftlclnn
j mf le-wtt-H id i nmre Its protection from
I «nv 1'iiii'er who wtntiei fnr tt****. >■•";-(
I vuiiMiiti ii'ur. io the wood* In »**nl
Rates $2.00 and up
Hot and Cold Water
Electric Lighted
Steam Heated.
•Phone In every room.
Sample Room* on Main
QiiBlnesB Street,
Meal Tickets, $7,00
Special Rates by tho week and
the month nnd to Theatrical parties.   Try our
Special Sunday
Dinner
Tht finest o'f Winen, l-lquort
and Cigars nerved by competent
4 ...... .
her, an he was. determined If should I ^W- K«"V 18, V^ulW J''B h,ri"h,'.'r
ncvlr bvlouti to another. .     |lw ""»«« ImmirlHi, ill) Nye   On   ,<•
bnek of '.by push ivhh written In Illl!
N'ye'» owi blind:  "Tbo eoiiclifionn el
'I ','i    ,-*,-s    m-%    if*    '!•*■,      •illiltKt        IHlltl
mirthfully i«n«d bis f»«t on chej flooi
MURDERED FOR TWEIR MONTV
A serli.fi of myMerloiiH murders Itm
occurred In tin: \ic!nlty of Knrlsuidt
In Croatia, ni*i»«rently the work of an
orf,'tini7,e<l bniicl of murdororn, who
made It their i-iicc-iftliy to Hssasslntit
Crontlan eml-Kniiitsi reiurnliifc w th
invlnKs from Norib AinerJ.-n. Mn j
*i»i ;,  I.- !►, ■'*-•   •■•■i- <■      >''♦ niy   t'l u
lurlnK the entire cv**r.|n«, whetbur ii*
*»nu to ot not,"
WHEN YOU WANT
the Best of
A N&tabte Figure.
The  death  Is  record" d  of ev-Her-
RfflntiPtotf, n fmetlree nn'pt'lo tl'ti*
in tbtk .Mancbcitier rolle.   f i- ,   l»ft
«.-"" ">,,,'J,.J        .     . ,     potredoflato; while on the otb:rb» d jm«w4, who nfeml «t. 3 in. 'n h Irju
lis est coiie^W par les d-eiix partteF. y,,,,(,, ,., , ,, • • u b a  -» ..,     »«d wetnbied l■.•*.!.. \it*i* «-<  ■•«">' "c
*l\o* l»> eout ib! iu vto n senslblement
stugmont-A, lti diffdrenco dtant do'd-iv
Ktf; non de fait, I^en statlsUfjoes du
ROtivernemont couvrant los dlx dernl
«rp» nnndoa oifit 6t6 cltdo» comme^flX'
um l'ftuitmf-ntation a 31 per cent,, fnn-
dU uu'uub ric.*;i,te «rif|*a*Mo -commn fix-
ant k IS per cent. Ow Canada) 1'auir-
tic.cii ttiui'd iu  the  Ki-er KuJjmi, i    u„
one week ftUm. four wc;re found.   Al
r»f tbem t-ad lrdi*.' w'l.ju'jr *u tb   t m
pics, Mnl the i'.*cik wyrn bo m'tllatwl
•hat tderttity 'fei«l not b; '>,t«blfnh d
'art nt iU- ■.I'H.'t ot itis    smilaiA
<r»iHiR were tern or cut into a --al'
Otistla,  w-rm-ii   M»t    tound    §tu»
•bout on the t»"Kv .
caalona chosen to act bs< itodjueard to
tbo late Queen Victoria 'in !< r vlcli*
North, Ho retired irom t.*e ! <fve u.r
•ntecn yt-ara ago.
A Ctntury Nf»t
ft U »t*tcd that foe i hui.d;*.t ic a
* family ot blue tlu h-»*i> m rd  t>
tbo aamo tr*§ ou ■ farm re ar sterfc
tonon-Taaa-
Fine .N('(!lvwcai,) Sox. (';ijis,
Tnuiks, <ir«)w, I'nots
■Tihlenvivir, Sliirtv, Stti'N,
»V Slitu's. ('111111' lo
James H. Naylor, bellevue
fcv-f'rvtliinjr wl*I iiiih n "wirnntee t)tnt il not satiV
factory, you can return it nr.d get your tnmioy imck PAGE EIGHT
THE DISTRIOT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C, APRIL 26,1913.
i *
Special Attraction for Saturday Buyers at the Trites-Wood Store
^^   ,._-_^—,*..^....-^*mrn*.*.^^-*n*MrMrrB^^
The different departments are well prepared to take care of your needs in all lines of merchandise. Special values
will be offered in wanted lines. Every purchase you make will mean money saved. It is necessary for you to visit
our store to get a full conception of the many savings you can make. In our Men's department we have many money
saving opportunities in serviceable lines.	
;!
■A
Mens Sox
Men's fine Lisle Sox, plain   and fancy in all shades
aud sizes.   Regular value up to GOc. Special 3 pr. for $1.00
Men's black Lisle Sox at all prices from 10c to 50c pair
Men's fine Lisle Sox, embrolderod and plain.
Regular value &0c to TSc Special Saturday 50c pair
Men's fine pure Silk Half Hose, in tan, grey,      o
black, and maroon.   All sizes Special Saturday 65c pair
Mens Skirts
We wish to remind men who appreciate a good fitting
shirt tbat will not fade that we carry the famous Cluett Peabody shirt and guarantee them fast colors. Made with soft
or stiff cuffs and with or without collar.   Priced $1.50 to 2.50
We will have negligee shirts of good quality and good
patterns on sale Saturday (all sizes) at $1.25 each
Mens Underwear0
We have -everything in Underwear for Mon. Balbriggan,
pure wool, mesh, and dimity. Wo carry theso lines in short
sleeve and knee length, also long sleevo and anklo length,
iu two pieces and combinations.   Priced from — 50c to $5.00
Have a look, at our lines.   They will pleaso you.
We also carry all lines of Boys' Underwear, from 35c to $1.00
We Will lake a Strong Feature of Waterproof Garments of All Kinds This Week-See Our Window
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Mens Soft Collars
This is a line we can save you money on.   We will sell
on Saturday our regular 25-cent soft collar for 20c each
In white, blue, tan, cream, terra cotta,, and green.   See
these and get your stock for summer while they are cheap.
We carry these collars for boys at tho same price.
We give particular attention to Made-to-Meas-
ure Clothing, Perfect Fit and Workmanship Guaranteed. We havo the complete range of -patterns of
tbe best tailors in Canada.
Shoe Department
Just received a shipment of ladies' "Empress" Shoes and
Oxfords for street wear. Have a look at our special-ordered
tan 14-button shoe, made on the new receding toe with medium low heel, which is very popular,this spring. Price.. $4.25
Ladies' 16-button patent leather Shoe, made on the same
last.   All sizes.   Priced at  .$6.00
Tan button Oxford, low tee and medium high heel. Makes
a very dressy shoe for street wear and is a fitter every time.
Priced at....$4.75
The high toe is still very popular. We have it in a medium round too, button patent leather Oxford.   All sizes.
Priced at... .$4.50
36-Inch Cashmerette
IS Cts. i>er Yd.
The colors are brown, tan, Alice blue, Pan blue, and green
A cashmere of fino high finish for children's dresses, etc.
The colors are fast and will stand the laundry. Per yard, 15c.
Sale of White Hemmed Bed
Spreads $1.00 Each
Bedspreads of exceptional quality at tho price. Made of
extra strong thread and heavy weight. For single and double
beds finished neatly with hemmed ends. The variety of patterns is large and the quality of the spread worthy of consid
eration.
SALE PRICE $1.00 EACH
Ladies' Light Underwear
Extra values in Ladies' Knit Combinations with high neck
and short sleeves. Finished with Torchon lace and ribbon
trimmings Special per garment 50c
Ladies' Porous-Knit Vests
Low neck and sleeveless.      Finished with silk ribbon
trimmings ; each 25c.
Ladies Trimmed Hats
At $5.00 Each
We have all the new shapes and' colorings at the modest
price of ?5.00 each. Hats that show value and are artistically trimmed to satisfy the most critical tastes.   $5.00 Each
Extreme Styles in Trimmed
Hats at Half Price
The most exclusive styles in spring miilinery priced from
?12.50 to 20,00 each are to go on sale at one-half price: These
hats are all copies of Paris models and at a half-price concession are less than the prices of ordinary hats.
$20.00 Paris Models  $10.00
$18.00 Paris Models  $ 9.00
$16.00 Paris Models  $8.00
$15.00 Paris Models ,."  $7.50
Gingham and Percale
House Dresses
Ladies' American Gingham and Percale Housedresses in
plain and fancy designs. Finished with embroidered fronts
or plain chambry trimmings. Made with Dutch or sailor collars, long and short sleeves.   All fast colors,
Priced at $1.75 and $2.00
Dollar, Watches
Special Saturday    .
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Saturday Grocers Specials
Washington Apples, per box  1.25
Washington Onions, 8 lbs: s 25
Stewart's Liquid Glue, 2 bottles *. .*.    .25.
Gilt Edge Liquid Shoe Black '. 20
Rolled Oats, 8 lb. sack , .30
Cream of Wheat, 2 pkgs. '. 35
Canada First Evaporated Milk, 20 oz., 2 for 25
Blue Ribbon Coffee, 1 lb. tin     .40
Tetley's Cocoa, 1-2 lb. tin..., ". ' 30
Silver Label Extracts, 2 oz 10
Bird's. Egg Powder, 2 tins ' 25
Pineapple, 1 lb. tin, 2 for 25
Seeded Raisins, 12 oz., 3 for 25
Wild Rose Honey, 2 lb. glass 65
Ontarlo,Clover Honey, 1 lb. glass    -.20
Chivers' Lemon Curd, 1 lb. glass     .30
Crosse & Blackwell's Red Currant Jelly, 1 lb. glass :'   .30
Canada First Jam, 5 lb. pail 75
Sherriff's Marmalade, 2 lb. glass '. "' .40
Withey's Mince Meat, 1 lb. pkg - 10
Simcoe Pork and Beans, 3 lb. tins, 2 for * 25
Pure Cane Sugar, 20 lb. sack " 1.20
Brown Windsor Soap, per doz 20
Twin Bar Castile Soap, 4 for 25
Pendry's Lye, 3 tins for..'     .25
Tapioca, 4 lbs. for 25
Panshine Cleanser, 3 tins for     .25
White Swan Washing- Powder .*...    .20
Mrs. Potts' Sad Irons, per set '.  1.35
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Ltd.
The Store of
Quality
BRANCHES AT FERNIE, MICHEL, NATAL AND COAL CREEK
LOMLMD PERSONAL;
A general clean-up day about May
7th, will bo designated as a public
holiday for the purpose of cleaning up
tbo rubbish that has accumulated in
tbe city during tho winter.
H, P. Norwich; lato editor of tlio
District Lodger loft on Tuesday night
for Key West, Florida, where ho has
accepted tho position of managing odl-
tor of tho Morning Journal of that
city.
'Mrs, Jon SlnipRon wishes to thank
tho friends who have extended thoir
Hymputhy to hor in hor Hnd borcuvo-
mont, tho loss ot tbvoo oblldron by
flonrlot fovor.
Operator McCandlish of tbo C.P.R.
telegraph here has been transferred
to Nelson, where ho will fulfill the
duties of chief operator, He is relieved by Operator McWhlnnie ot tho
Western Union offlco in this city.
Thero will bo a special mooting of
the Ladles' Guild of Christ church on
Monday, April 28. at 3.30 o'clock at
tho church. A full attendance is desired. Special business to be transacted.
The LadlcB Guild of Christ cliureh
will bold a dolIcatCRSori snle In tho
basement of tho church on Saturday,
May 3, at 3.30. The ladles live making a groat effort to havo tho bnso-
ment vory attractive. There will bo
Hovornl special features In connoctlon
with tlio Ralo and among others thoro
Is to bo a "White Elephant" tabic.
The Ladies Aid of the Baptist
church are putting up a supper on
Tuesday, May 17, in the church. Tic-
cts 50 cents.   Please book date.
Don't forget the dance In aid of tbe
Paton Memorial Fund on Tuesday,
April 20th, in tbe Victoria ball. The
best music In town will be provided.
Refreshments wil be served.,, Everybody come and havo n good time and
help a good cause. Tickets inay bo
had from any of the committee.
Wo have no doubt tbat tho public
of Fornlo is Interested in tbo welfare
of Us local lodges, nnd wo tako this
opportunity to let them know that our
lodge Is diing Rood work. On April
in wo gnve olght pages tho Armorul
Rank of Hsqulro, and on April 22 wo
gave ton Esquires tho Chlvalrlc Rank
of Knight. Wo have somo very good
members nnd ovoryono Is doing his
host to holp'tlio good work along. Wo
pay nick bonofits at tho rato of ?(1.00
per wook, Wo also own our building
nnd furniture Wo need a lot of good
mombnrfl yot, nnd iinyoiio wishing to
join ub can do ho by iiHkliiff any of
our members for a blank. On Tuesday noxt, April 20, wo nro having a
Roclul ovonlng. Thero will bo lots of
fun and also lots of good tlilngR to nut,
Wo want, all our inmnhnrH to bn proa-
ont to help the officers umbo tbls tbo
ovnnt. of tho*H(iiiHon.
THE ISIS THEATRE
Tlio iiHiiti] high "cIiibh run  of  piu-
liircH will  bn hIiowii  ut tlio IhIh to-
iill'lil nml  iiiutiiioo,   Tho  fonliiro in
a twni'col   lllsoi)  film,  cmtlllod  "Tlio
llorolno of tlio Plains."   Thoro Ih a
flno comedy enlltleil "Thn city limine"
flno foinoily ploluro,   untitled    "Tho
; City Moiimi," depleting thu iidvcntunm
of u city girl In tlio country, wlii'ii
; Klin    Inipoiv-oniiU-H    n    "IIIkIi-Toiio."
| The biiliinco nf tho program liinludiw
itbo drnnintlo productloni-i, "Tbo Amu>
Mnl"   "Tho   Sr-lNMrtlnp-   Wnmnn "    nnrl
"Tniokod  to thn Simula  Mnimtnliiii,"
Charlie Robinson who won in last night's fight
Robinson-Ware Fiasco
An ovont wiih brought off In Fornlo
j In Ht. night which was supposed to bo
a fight but which turned out to bo a
vory poor| comody. Chnrllo Robin-
son nnd Tod Wnro ("implrnnt to tlio
world's title") woro tbo chief actors
In tbo faroo. Hoblnwon and Wnro woro
matched for a flftoon-round bout for
tho "lioavy weight championship of
,Cuuuda." In thc fourth round Ware's
seconds tbroww In tho sponge after
tho formor hod loaned nfmlnst tbo
ropos for a llttlo roat. As rt fighter
Wnro showed himself not as good ns
runny an amateur. Ho lacked nil
cvWoneo of (knowing .anything ahout
boxing and had absolutely no guard,
As for Robinson one could not tell
what he is from last night's affair as
he was not* obliged to do much covering and no fighting, Anytime be felt
liko it Charlie would gently lay his
glove on "the cheeses'" face or body,
Occasionally ho would use the Chicago boys head for a punching bag, playing a rapid tattoo on it, but being
very careful not to put ovor,tho sleep-
producer.
There should not be too much condemnation of Ware for his part in the
hoax, ns bo had an opportunity to pick
up a couple of months' board money
and grnbbod It llko any meal-ticket
fighter will do, But the promoter
should bo mado to too tbo mark when
again ho applies for a permit to hold
a fight In Fernie. Ho should bo mado
te show that there will bo a bona fido
fight and not simply a work-out for
his man. Good fighters cost monoy
but it Is bettor not to have a fight at
all than tostagoan affair llko, tho
one last night. Llttlo-disgusting affairs liko this aro tho things that havo
killed tho gamo In places wlioro It In
now barretl. Th'o'cjty council should
mnko Hiiro next time a fight Is to bo
hold thut tbo men havo at least a fair
reputation and can show that thoy
fought pomowhoro besides In n buck
alloy.
llnforo tho "nhooso" event was put
on there wero three prollmlnnrlou, ono"
of which, tho Poolii-Aloxnndor mill
hiivpiI tho ovonlng from bolng nn utter
disappointment, This was*a Rchoiliil-
ed six-round niatoh but Alnxnndov's
sncoiiils throw In, I ho spongo nftor tlio
colored boy had -taken tho count of
nlnn In tho fourth round. From iho
first tnp of tho gong Uioho two boys
tnro at ijiich othor llko wild-cuts, fighting tliolr host. It was ovon up to tbo
luilor part of tho third loend when
Poola slowod uj) Alexander "and mado
his head rock. At the beginning of
tho fourth round tho white boy enmo
up fresh and went In for tho knockout, Alnxnndor was mrnlnst, tbo ropos
most of thn timo and soon was on IiIh
Uncos for a nino-socond rest, Ah soon
as ho rose Pooln sont him against tho
ropos again ami Alexander's seconds
throw In tho spongo. ■   ,i
The othor preliminaries wor-o a four-
round go botwoon two boys, Spoors
and Jolnson, which wont tho full timo,
iuul a lovo affair botwoon two aspiring mlddlowolghts of Blalrmoro which
was doelarnd a draw,
floor-so O'Hrlon was tho roforoo
ed by practical actualities.
That the American labor movement
in its present status has many Imperfections and falls far short of meeting
the needs of tho workers, is manifest,
but no movement can be impelled beyond its powor to conquer negatlvo
forces nor bo geared to the acme of
efficiency by'a division of Its parts.
Although our movoment is faulty It
Is also incomplete, yot it must bo conceded that we have at least a mighty
costly foundation upon which to build
a militant labor movoment. Nevertheless, if properly supported, tho
noxt   decade   will    see    marvollous
strides made by organized labor. With
greater numerical strength will come
tho eradication of weaknesses tbat are
now incorrigible, and tbe development
of greater and safe militancy. Time
will make possible the invention and
adoption of policies that at present
aro unacceptable and unfitted for present conditions. Understanding will
generate a closer amalgamation of
tho component parts, With capacity
will como sultablo readjustment and
wrongs wil bo righted, not by premature and lunatic revolution, but by
wisely guided and Intelligent evolution, und tho agency that would di
vide labor's forces, whether for policy or pillage; during the process of
evolution, is a menace to tho movement no matter if the agency be tbe
Industrial Workers of tho World or
the National Manufacturers Association, Haywood or a Pinkerton, Ettor
or Otis, and should bo regarded as an
enemy by tbo army of labor. Moreover, If we cannot work out our destiny by collective reasoning aud cumulative energy thon suroly thero ls
little hopo in divisional factions, Tho
old axiom, "United wo stand, divided
wo fall," is as truo today as It w.u
tbo day tho axiom was coined.
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I.W.W.VersiisA.F.ofL.
(Continued from Pago C)
cause of~tHclF~fbrcoil"'policy" of fine-
tlnnnl striken, Indulging In a moro sectional strlko of lumberjacks! Whnt
a radical modification of demagogic
doclatttttoua, unit UuW Utnc tticae truculent ""Itobst* bocomo when confront*
sis Theatre
BEST ALWAYS
FRIDAY  AND SATURDAY  EVENING, SATURDAY  MATINEE
PROGRAM
SPECIAL
'THE HEROINE OF THE PLAINS" - 2 Rods
Another of tlioKO 101  Ninon  pictures Unit lmvo bueonui no popular nl tlio ISIS.
Comedies
"THE OITY MOUSE"
A bipod variety. Ono of those
nice, oily girls thnt.nii'ikoH a visit
to tho conn try with,her borrowed
.finery and reigns supremo with
Uio poor mice mul rain. The grout
Unly's return is very amusing.
'    Dramatlo
"THE SCHEMING WOMAN"
Gnu luuiiu Uiu niiiii ivl' iiio money, Jhe lAhi'i" ],|i.-/,','iu.se al.c loves
him. The undoing of iho schemer
is very clover nnd original. Truo
love always "W'inB. l
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"TRACKED TO THE
SANDIA MOUNTAINS"
A dcHd'ter from the jinny, after Kinking lower nnd lower, finally Hnerifie.es his life in the, pro-
tei'tioil of the woman ho lind loved
unci lost..
"THE AMULET"
Founded on the old legend that
tho Amulet; will bring souls together ovon after contitricH.     It
*       'ti,      ,■       .   .-'in. ■ ,,.'..**i
hull l i.l   till,   UK'   liUltl   UlIM   llllr   JiWH
em one 1n'ho j\H alike ercopt
whoro the fivst* uhoi! force the Intv
lei* uses modern'means to gain his
onds,
COMING   NEXT WEEK
Wednesday atid Thursday
!      "THE APAOHE'S VOW" — 2 Rods — Mllano Film
A Htory of tho Undor World.
Why does the ISIS please — Because we know what
the people want and do our best to supply It-Nuf Ced

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