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Industrial \,toity is Strength.
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The Official Organ of District No. 18, U. M. W, of A,,
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^t)FR<^i§tf^ty'is Victory.
No. 42, Vol VI.
$1.00 A YEAH.
Majority Report
Finds Gray Guilty
■ ■** y Fernie, B.C., 24th May, 1913
Mr. A;; J. Carter, Secretary, Diatrict
No. 18, U.M.W. of"A., Fernlo, B. C.
Dear Sir and Brother,—
AVe,- the undersigned members of
the Committee • selected in harmony
with the wishes of the disputants Involved to investigate the merits of the
charges lodged with the Executive
Board of ■ District 18, by ex-President
Stubbs against District Board Member
Gray, have heard all the testimony
and . considered all the documentary
evidence introduced in connection
with this controversy and in accordance with our duty as we understand
It now file with you our report based
upon the facts developed during the
investigation. ' --,
In his brief of charges filed with the
District  Executive  Board   and   later
with.this Committee, Stubbs accused
Gray. of. the following offences:
. First.   Circulating/and causing to
be  circulated false reports among
, "the members of the organization as
to the action of the Executive Board
In connection with the candidature
of District Vice-President Jones in
the   Alberta' Provincial   Elections,
and ■"
Second. Circulating and causing
to be circulated false reports as to
, the action of the Board in connection with the District Ledger, and,
Third. Divulging matters* of an
executive nature ■ to non-members,
"' Fourth.   Circulating false reports
among non-members.
• In support of the first charge Stubbs
quoted a statement wliich it is alleg
ed Gray made at a meeting of Michel
Local Union. Said statement was
said to have been as follows:
."The Officers and Board Members, excepting Thachuk and myself
has resolved, to endorse tho candidature, of Vice-President Jones as
Liberal-Labor candidate."
"Cray denies having made this
statement as is evidenced by tho letter which follows:
. Lethbridge, Alta.,
-    April 30th, 1913
Mr. C. Stubbs, President, District 18,
U. M. W. of A.
Dear Sir and Brother,—   '
Re the statement that I had reported to a - meeting of the Local
Union at Michel that,the Board had
endorsed the aotion of Vice-President Jones in accepting the 'Liberal-
Labor nomination, I wish to state
explicitly that I did not make such
statement, but reported as I did in
the Ledger, that they had granted
leave of absence without pay.
(Signed) J. W. GRAY.
Witnessed: N. D. THACHUK.
Upon the presentation of the .above
denial, Stubbs agreed ■ to drop the
incident from consideration, and allowed his charge to rest on numerous
articles that have appeared - in the
"District Ledger" over Gray's signature; the most misleading of which
was as follows:
-     "No,  they, did    not,   ENDORSE
Miners Imported Under
Some Persons Will Probably Find Themselves Within the Clutches ofthe Alien Law
Minority Report
WINNIPEG, -Juno 3. — Sixty-one
English miners, from the old country,
passed through Winnipeg last night
en route to Vancouver Island. Tliey
have been engaged, they declared, on
the assurance that there were no labor-troubles at their destination, but
were informed by the local labor men
that there^ was a strike of miners on
the island. All being union men, they
declare they will not act as strikebreakers, but decided to go on to Vancouver after having come so far.
Local labor men affirm their intention of reporting the matter to the
minister of labor, alleging the men
have been brought in under misrepresentation . in contravention of the
In connection withjhe above we received a telegram at this office on
Tuesday morning informing us that
these men would be passing • through
Calgary, and although Secretary A, J.
Carter made every effort it was not
until the men reached Vancouver and
were met by officials from the Island
that we heard from them again. However, International Organizer Frank
Farrington seems to have handled the
matter in his usual tactful"manner and
the sequel will be gathered from the
following, telegram:
Vancouver, B. C, June 6.—Miners
imported from England now in our
charge and refuse to go to work as
strike-breakers. We Will take care of
them unt
for them.-
we shall have great pleasure ia reproducing nox: week. Mr. Trotter, being near tho scene of disturbance.and
having a thorough knowledge of labor
matters deals with the strike at great
length and we can assure our readers
that this report will be found interesting and strictly accurate. Something
that we have not been obtaining hitherto from tlie biased accounts of tne
able to find employment j situation priutetl ln the coast PWrs.
No comment is needed upon this
matter, but, some day the operators
will realize that the U. M. W. of A.
is not the supine antideluvian organization's members have • been active
lieve, although, we regret to say, in
creating this belief some of the organi-
tion's members'' have been active
We have just received from W. R.
Trotter, of the Trades and Labor
Congress of Canada, Vancouver, "An
History of the Island Strike" which
■MACLEO0D,.Ala., June 2.—Following a petition circulated by the business men ami signed by nearly every
one/in town, Mayor Stedman has issued a notice to the effect that during
June, July and August,'all business
places must observe Wednesdays as
half holidays. The bylaw provides for
penalties for any person failing to observe these holidays and they will be
imposed in every instance.
Election For President
iey  am    not,   js.NuuKa.a  ^ _. 'F\-T-CV:*P-13-T-/nJTk—VO—"Tv*f™TY/r™TX7"" C—A—
:Ion^IrectiyTn"words, but "|~  ' ~ IJIo 1 Kl Ks 1     lO, ! U . IV1 . W .    OI   A.
Tones'" action directly in words, but
as men-of common sense and not
(Continued on Page 2)
Toronto Unionists
Have Quit Work
Men Will Not Return Until  Increase
In Wages Is Paid—Three Bosses
Offer Increase.
Toronto, May 31st.—Tho following
is a list of help affected:
Carpenters  3,000
Hydro linomon ,.A.    250
Cabinet makers nnd mill hands..  400
Garment workors  .-.,..   200
Structural Iron workers    100
Glass workors  ■     20
'Pallors   .'     IB
Monday, June 9th, 1913
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Fernie, B. C,
24th May, 1013
To the Members of the District Executive Board, District 18, U. M.
W. A.
As a member of the Investigation
committee called together to Investigate certain charges preferred against
District Hoard Member Gray by ex-
president Stubbs,  I herewith' submit
the  following report which contains
tlio charges preferred, an analysis of
the evidence of both sides, and certain   findings  and   recommendations.
Charge No. 1 reads as follows:
"Circulating and causing to be circulated  false reports,'   amongst    the
members of the organization as to the
action of the Executive Board in connection  with  the candidature of District Vice-President Jones in the Alberta Provincial Elections." \
:   In connection with this charge certain evidence was furnished by Stubbs
contained   in   the  brieC  presented   to
the  Committee, but,  since tlie brief
had  been  written,  and copies made,
this evidence had been withdrawn upon   the  strength  of  a  signed   statement by Gray,  which statement was
to   the   affect   that  he   (Gray)   had
denied  that he had reported to  tlie
Michel local that, the executive board
had endorsed the candidature of Vice-
President Jones.    The    evidence    referred to having been withdrawn was
not therefore considered by the committee.   Asked if he' wished' lo withdraw* charge No. 1 or submit further
ing, which is a paragraph taken from
an article over Gray's signature in an
issue of tlie District Ledger ot May
"No, they did not endorse Jones' action directly in words, but as men ot
common-sense and not hair-splitting
lawyers, we know that, the leave of absence was so that Jones should run
as a Lib-Lab candidate. Tliis was the
wny I sized it up and my motion to
suspend shows that too."
This was the only evidence submitted in support of charge one, and,
therefore upon this evidence only
can findings bc made. I, therefore,.
find that the executive board did grant
leave of absence without pay to Dis-
trice Vice-President Jones for a
period of eighteen days, and also
tliat this leave of absence was spent
by Jones in tlie Lethbridge field, and
that Jones did run for election as a
Liberal Labor candidate; tbat, therefore, the matter contained in the
above evidence is (rue in substance
and in fact, nnd cannot be classed as
a false report In any particular. On
these grounds therefore I find that
charge No. 1 has not been sustained
and 'recommend that it be stricken
off tlie charge sheet.
('barge No. 2 reads as follows:
|    "Circulating and causing to be cir-
1 culated false reports as to the action
of tlio board  in  connection  with thc
District Ledger."
Evidence to sustain this charge was
given as follows. "In an issue of the
District Ledger bearing date of April
With tho enrpontors out   and   the
Hydro linemen refusing to accept tho
latost offer of tho commissioners, the
Btrlko roll will number nearly 4,000.
Tho carpeiitorfl' situation Ib this:
Wnges up to May 1st, 40 conts an
May 1st of for from bosses, 42 conts
nn hour.
Juno Iflt, mon want 45 conts nn
Tho strike was becun at noon today.
Tho Amalgamated Society of Cnr-
pontora hold tliolr mans mooting In
tho Lnbor Templo Inst night, and for
throo hours discussed thoir position.
It was deoldod by a unanimous voto
to rofuso tho bosBos' mandate ot 42
conts an hour, and to doclaro a'goner
nl Btrlko on Monday, Juno 2nd.
It wnB also decided that no permits
would bo granted to tho Individual
bosBos for mon to go to work.
"Wo hnvo doclilod on tills* course,"
said ono of tho loaders, "bocnuiio of
onr past experience. Tho strlko will
bo gonoral, and none of the men will
return'- to work unless "all bosses
A few of the older mombors objected to this proposition,' but thoy woro
out-voted, The younger mon woro for
nn Immo'dlatq strike and no Individual
A m"*i *,n'ti Htm mtiiiitiHUiti uno it><>
voted In favor nnd 70   atrnhi:*t    Uie
granting'of permltfl, nnd over 2200 of
tho mon could not got tliolr votes In
on account of tho Labor Templo bo-
,ing crowded to Its fullont capacity.
This afternoon the Brotherhood of
Carpenters oro holding n mass meeting In tho Labor Templo, and like tho
Amalgamated Society of Carpentors,
hnvo decided on a general strike.
The leaders of the mon agree among
themselves that thoy will win and
that tho strlko must bo a short ono,
"The carpenters of this city wero
never bettor organised than they are
today; and never were men more id*-
termlned to get what they believe
they nro entitled to—end that a living
wSge," ssld one.
The earpon tors' strike wna fnaugur-
aled at noon today and when the 3.00Q
union mon loft their Jobs they did so
with a full determination not to return until the bosses agreed to pay
them 45 conts an . hour. Buslnoss
Agents Nichols of the Amalgamated
and Clarke of tho Brotherhood of Carpenters wero kept busy, answering
telephone messages from 'bosses car-
pouters stating they wore willing to
pay tho incroaso In wagos; In fact,
threo of tho largest firms stated that
monoy must not stop tho mon on their
'buildings frour working,
Tho reply from tho buslnoss agents
In onch caBO was thnt tho mon muBt
roport nt tho Lnbor Templo on Monday morning at 0 o'clock and that no
slnglo agreement would ho made Avith
nny Ijobb until the enrpontors In mass
mooting so decided.
At tho nuIIdors'Exchnngo thoro was
llttlo' discussion nbout tho situation,
and tho fow bosa carpoutors who woro
arfflw'd stated that, their mon would
rocelvo 42 contB nn hour and they
could got nil tho mon thoy wanted at
that figure ''
Tho largo majority of boss enrpontors are not members of the Builders'
Exchango it is alleged by tho men,
Frank Mines
May be Reopened
miners. So far none of this has been
paid over, but the men have a lien
on tliemine which assures them their
pay beforo operations ' aro started
again. The liquidators havo assurea
. the men' through the executive of
District. No. 18, U. M. W. of A„ that
tlio money, will be paid over Immediately.
i It is understood on good authority
Great Falls to attend tho conference ■ t|lfl( t|H, m\nQ js t0 j*,,, re-organiaod.
of delegates from all mining districts -r)10 liquidators lmvo been working
in Western America, intimated that ,i,„.|nK ti10 winter, interesting British
Frank would shortly resume its usual cmiiiLnl*. so that when work Is resum-
busy appearance.   Word has beon re-  0(ji I10w capital and new management
Miners Will Get Their Pay Soon—Old
Town Has Been Abandoned.
Frank, the town that moves, has
promise that It-will soon como into
its own ngain. ,T. O. Jones, acting
president" of the United Mino Workers of Amorica, who was in the city
this morning en routo to tho city of
Veritable Hornet's Neit Stirred Up In
Moosejaw Over the Conditions
Exlsltlng In City Institution.
'MOOSH ,TAW, Juno !).—Tonight tho
situation Is far moro ncuto concerning
tho strike of nursos nt tho City Hospital. Pour others tnken on since the
strlko was declared, hnvo also walked out, demanding tho resignation of
SuporlntondontWIckshlro nnd Matron
There was another mooting-of the
hospital directors tonight and It wns
decided to fill the places of tho striking nurses. Mayor Pnscdo siding with j
liio liuiMM, I, iiiero woro several
di.'lii'jjk'jji', lull tiwy iwrv ml admit'
The mattor Is being tnken up by
tho Trades nnd Labor Council nnd
sovornl othor organizations aro nbout
to step In.
Mr, Wnltor Nowten denied most
emphatically statements mado by hospital authorities and hns directed Mr.
O. It. Regan to at onco Issuo writ for
fllOVY'CTTY, Town, .Tune I—The
strlko In the' Cudahy packing plant
here, spread to the plant of Armour
& Co., today, five hundred men In the
latter plant quitting work. Fifteen
hundred aro now Idle In both plants,
•nd both aro shut down. The labor-
cm arc damaadlag 20 cents au hour,
and the butchers 30 cents an hour.
To the Mombors of District IS
U. M. W, of A.
Follow Workors!
In n footnote ntlncnod io my .election address' of laat wook, tho editor
thought fit to nlludo to a certain pass-
ngo thoroln,. viz, thnt tha District Lodger would not bo usod "As a" medium
to gratify tho personal ambitions of
any particular Individual," and wont
on to suy thnt during Ills (tho editor's)
term of offlco, tho District Ledger had
not beon used for such a purpose. 1
wish to stato, that tho pnssngo alluded
ta wns not aimed nt tho prosont oc-
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pnrMwilnr reforonon ton cortnltY ovcnl
which ooenred boforo his term of of.
flco commenced, but with which our
members In general aro perfectly
familiar, nnd thnt Is, thnt a telegram
was sont to tlio than editor of our
•.itniMi, ui-tamiK ima io *upprt»*sa certain particulars relative to the Alberta Provincial election In tho Loth-
brldgo Hiding, wherein tho District
officials wero Interested In tho capacity of Individuals, nnd not ns officers
of our organisation, Such action, ns
the editor Iu well aware, helnw ecpilvit.
lent to using tho Lodgor to "gratify
tho personal.arabltlona of curtain Individuals.") I am still of the opinion
(and If elected will tako steps to ensure that It will he to) that tbo policy
of the Ledger ought to be along the
lines laid down by our membership,
aa expressed through their delegates
at tha ituuusl convontlon.
However, no amount *•' »ontroversy
can cloud tho ronl Issue, nor is that
Issuo based upon the personality or
popularity of Individuals, but upon tho
broader outline, as stnted In my
article of last wook, vis:
"WJiothor or not tho membership of
District 18 npprovo of tho notion of
our District officlnls, nnd tho'tactics
employed by them ln tho rocont Al-
hortn Provincial oloctloii.' This and
this only, Is tho real Issue nnd upon
which I Btnnd or full, ami although
attempts may bo mado to wriggle out
of this, no amount of wriggling will
ovnde It.
Fraternally Yours,
(Note.-~As rosldont offlcorand acting lu accordance with our "District
constitution. 1 have carefully perused an article which has boon handed
tn Wi, h*. tii,* (>-!!!(.!'" frcrr; J. H. 3.»'.V.„
1 wish to state them are enrtnliv Htnto-'
ments thoroln which nro misleading
and havu eorisuiiumitly boon cut out.
With reference to tho remainder thnt
Is herewith published,'I would reHpoct-
fully draw tho attention of our mom-
ltin,»  **,'.>  Af,.  it,,!**"1. u»  ****D' ■twjkl'mVi.teb
who Investigated the charges brought
by Stubbs against Gray nnd also tho
roport of the minority nnd ask them
to ranlcu their own deductions regarding this controversy.
colvod by cnblo from tho lhiuldaors
ot tlio Canadian Conl Consolidated
Co. that one of tho liriuldntors will
bo In Frank next month. He leaves
next week for Canada,
When tlie Canadian Coal Consolidated went into liquidation It left
$■10,000 or six wookH' pny owing thc
will lie behind tho mine.
In the 'menntlme Frank has moved.
Thoro Ih not a resident enst of tho
danger lino, although all tho old
houses havo been left on the ground.
A now Frank has sprung up In tho
vicinity of tho Unnff Sanitarium.—
Lothbrldgo Herald.
$17,000 DAMAGE
SASKATOON, Juno 4.~Tho Jury In
thu caso of.Sinats vs. C. P, R„ awarded tho plulntltt $2,000 special nnd
$]o,000 general" damages. Sttmti
was a switch mnn, nnd In Soptombor
Inst was hndly Injured whilo on duty.
Ho lost IiIh hand nnd his right log
wns also injured, Negligence of
other mninboi'H of tho train crow was
alleged to lm responsible for tho accldont, r
To Increase Crow's
Nest Coal Output
ON  Burners Have Cut Into Business, I—;	
but Pre aldent Rogers Figures on    jmont ]UiH been balled with delight by
Heavier Production.
♦ ,:<►<
I'Mrm Annual Convention of
iim Ai'iRsrtii r'uuknuuuii ol Labor will Iio held in Medicine
flat on Iho «efond Friday in
J, O. JONRfl. Pres,
I, T  writ i^ti  c,(.
VANCOUVER, II.C, Juno 3.—Tho
output of tho Crows'Nest Pass Coal
company in rocont month.) bun fallen
off 1,C00 tons n day, owing ta tito competition of California oil used for fuel
purposes on sections of tho Cntindlnn
Pacific nml Ureal Northern railways,
according to 1311ns Rogers of Toronto,
prosldont of tlio big conl corporation,
Tlio mines In thii Crown N'est pass will
bn visited on the homeward trip. Mr.
Rogers is not alarmed' ovor the ills-
placement of a largo coal tonnago by
California oil, as ho has hnmi ndvluod
of .tho  rocont upward  trond of oil
prlajrf; Indeed, so confident Ih ho that
the sltiiatlbn wl|l soon improve that
in,--! «;oiitpiiuy in iiiiiKing arnuiHuniiiiHH i a thriving trade In eonl with Montana.
tho merchants who have heard It, for
It will bo considerably augiimeiitod
during the summer mon tliu, at a time
when a pay roll looks good to every
business man of the city. Ilctwoon
half and thron-qunrtnrs of a million
dollars will Iio disbursed ovory month
for tho rest of tho year.
Conl on tlio trt-t* lint, that chimti of
tlio new tariff bill now before the U
H, government, will be tho cause of
it ulmiiKH in tho iiH|i<H't of the conl
market for thn Southern Alberts conl
fluids, Mr. Xnlsmlth Is of thn opinion'1 thnt It. will greatly Increase tho
donmiiil and therofom tlio mlnon, t|io
miners, and IiiihIiiohm men of thin part
of tlm proviim.  *vil! woleomo it.
A few vonrs nun tlw itihwn Iwro did
MOOSH JAW, June 3,—Tho annual roadjtmtment In the "wage scale
has brought about the usual strikes
ln the city building trades. Plumbers
In the eity havn b«en locked out,
while bricklayers have gone on strike.
'Iho matter pinmbera and builders nre
standing firm, as also ara tha men,
Requests liftvlng boon mado for the
publication of the nominations received from tho different locals, the
following Ih a i;ornpl<>tn Y,**, ;tn dtm*t
with by tho Executive Board:
For btubbi. For Bmith:
Pernio Hosmer
Diamond City
Canmore   *           •
Jloaver Creek
uHPv' » ■
io kifjv.v*- ihv J*.•'<'.':i*,'j! }<i-uihitlUiii ul
•W00 toiiH to 0,000 tons dully before
tho end of thii current yonr.
S, Alberta Mines Wili
Increase Output
Announcement of Full Capacity Shifts
Brings Joy to the Merchants
USTIiniUWlI-:, Juno I.—That Ow
mineg of tho company In Southern Al-
bertu and the Crow*' .Vest Pass will
shortly resume working full shifts was
the welcome announcement msdo this
morning by V, U Xnlsmlth, manager
of the depsrlmont «f nnliirnl ffitnnrf-
ca of tho C, P. R.„ who Is In th« city
fern eottplo of dnys,    The announce-
I hut*.!* nt, iiii* jiouuiii.i tilings arc now
being dovrdftjM-d, !«*H Iifaha, Washington and Orogrm still prosont n vulu.
nlilo market which will draw Inritoly
from Canada on tlw passing of lho
new hill
Mineworkers  Receive  $8,000
N'AXAlMO, ll.a, Juno I,- On Mon-,
day nnd'Tuesday' of this .wook tlm
Unltod Mine Workers of America paid
out rollof to tho striking nilhera* of
V.'tiifilnm and illnirlfi amounting to
$ui0.., All minors who applied for
r«'!lof. wlwtlwr monil>or« of th'o union
or not, wor-o pnid nt the rato of four
dollars per week for hlmnelf, two dollars for hlB wlfo, and ono dollar per
week for each child, tho pny choipioa
averaging ten dollars ikt man. Relief was not pnid In cash, but in orders
on any bualncaa firm the applicant de-
aired, by far tho largest majority be-
Ing||on grocery stores. PAGE TWO
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For Weak Men
Send Name and Address Today
You Can Have it Free and
Strong and Vigorous
1 have In my possession a prescription
for nervous debility, lack of vigor,
weakened manhood, falling memory
and lame hack, brought on by excesses, unnatural drains, or the follies of
youth, that has cured so many worn
and nervous men right fn their own
homes—without any additional help or
medicine—that I think every man who
wishes to regain his manly power nnd
virility, quickly and quiotlv. should
have a copy. ' So I have detoi-mintfd to
send a copy. So I have determined to
charge, ln a plain, ordinary sealed t-nve
lope to any man who will write me for
This prescription comes from a physician who has made a special study of
men and I am convinced !t ts tlui surest-acting combination for tho euro of
deficient manhood and vigor failure
ever put together.
I think 1 owe it to my fellow man to
send them a copy in confidence so tliat
any man anywhere who Is weak and
discouraged with repeated failures
may stop drugging himself with harmful patent medicines, secure what I
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and I will send you a copy of this
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doctors would charge ?3.00 to $5.00 for
merely writing out a prescription like
this—but I send It' entirely free.
Alabntine is easily applied.    All
you need to help
you it cold water
end a fiat  brush.
Alabastine   walls
make the borne
lighter, more
cheerful and
beautiful  It will
not soften on the
wall like kalao-
mine.  Because
it ia a cement, it
age, become]
part of the wall j
itself .and last
for many
Majority Report
Finds Gray
(Continued from Page 1)
Nowhere In the Pass can be
found  in  such  a display  of
We have the best money
can buy of Beef, Pork, Mutton, Veal, Poultry, Butter,
Eggs, Fish, "Imperator Hams
and Bacon" Lard, Sausages,
Weiners and Sauer" Kraut.
An Alabastine wall can
be re-coated without removing tbe old coat.     Alabastine
walls are the most sanitary. They
are' hygenic  No insect or disease j
germ can live in an Alabastine wall.
Alabastine one room, and you'll
want  them  all   Alabastined.
Church'a Cold Water
Dropin and let u* show you beautiful samples of Alabastine work.
'iLet us show how to get beautiful
Alabastine Stencils absolutely free.
With tbem you can accomplish any desired
color scheme—you can
make your home
charming   at   a
moderate cost.
Hardware - Furniture
Calgary Cattle Go.
Bar .supplied with  the   best Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
Thomson &
Funeral Directors
Local Agents
Orders tatlcen throughout thc Pass
£3< Ct
Bellevue Hotel
Best  Accommodation
Up-to-Dato •— Every
Excellent CuIbIiiu.
In  the   Pass.—
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hair-splitting lawyers, we know that
the leave of absence was so that
Jones should run as a Lib.-Lab. candidate. This was the way I sized
it up and my motion to suspend
shows that."
Judging from the foregoing quotation it must be plain that Gray sought
to convey to the minds of the membership the false impression that the Executive Board had been guilty of some
wrong-doing, when, as a matter of
fact the only action taken by the
Board in conection with Jones' candidature is embraced in the motion
which follows:
That   we   grant   Vice-President
Jones eighteen days* leave of absence without pay.
By the adoption of tho motion last
quoted the Board committed no transgression of the organization's laws.
Furthermore, if Jones did use the
time allowed him by the Board to improve his chances of election to office
on any political ticket ho was only exercising an Inalienable right given
him by Article No. 1 of the International Constitution, as well as Section
4 of Article 1, of District 18 Gonstltu-"
Hence, we are' of the opinion that
Gray's article hereinbefore quoted is
an unwarranted attack on the integrity of the District Executive Board
and a deceptive distortion of tlie truth
and we decide that charge No. 1 is
sustained by the facts.
In support of charge No. 2 Stubbs
introduced before this Committee an
article which appeared in the District
Ledger under date of April 5th, over
Gray's signature, which reads in part
as follows:
". . . . a resolution   that   he    (the
President) be given full power to instruct the Editor on what  should
be published and what should not
be published .was moved by Board
Member  Burke  and  seconded    by
Board Member Larson, voted upon
by the same three as the- former
motion, Burke, Larson and Carter.
-Thachuk and Gray refrained from
voting. . . ."   ■
That Gray himself is. in doubt as to
the truthfulness of his published state-
the subject which he filed with Stubbs
and which reads as follows:
May lst, 1913
Owing to it being the wish of the
Board that I should correct a statement which I made, in the Ledger
regarding a vote taken at the Prank
Board meeting, on giving President.
Stubbs full power over the Ledger,
it would appear to me that I was
mistaken, as thoy inform me that
the vote was to finish discussion. It
would .appear to me that I may have
been mistaken seeing that the Board
nre of the same opinion.
(Signed) J. W. GRAY,
ln further refutation of Gray's published statement mado in tho' Lodger,
Stubbs introduced tho testimony of
International • Board Member Roes,
who testified that ho had presided
over tlie Executive Board meeting
during tho time In question, also that
no mieli a motion ns stated by Gray
was adopted by tho Bonrd. Next
tho Official Records of tho mooting
of tho Hoard woro Introduced in evidence, wliich record shows thnt tho
only motion adopted wns ono that was
nocoNHnry to stop an Indiscriminate
and informal discussion In-connection
wilh llio policy of The Lodger, which
motion was as follows:
.Movod BurUo, seconded T.nrsou,
Thai discussion coaso.
Ho tlmt ln contradiction of Gray's
slnloinont published In tho Ledger,'
April 1st, wo lmvo tho testimony of
International .Board Member,. Root),
who was tho presiding officer, The
Official Record of tho Bonrd Mooting
and;Cray's own lotlor dutod May lst,
In which ho admits ho may have boon
mlstako.n; while It Ib true thaj Gray
asked permission of tho, commlttoo to
havo IiIh lottor of Mny 1st withdrawn
fromovld-oiico, tlio fact remains that
he did sIkii tho lottor, which cast
doubt on tho. Iriitlifulnons of Ills own
statements, proven his memory: to ho
of an liidepondiililn quality and marks
his toHtlmony as uncertain and Incompetent. In vlow of tho above facts
wo must ami wo do, ilooldo that tho
propandni'iincn of evidence Is nffalnst
Gray, nnd that, charge No. 2 Is sustained by tho facts',
In support of ohiii'KOB Noh. It nnd -1,
Stubbs Introduced a telegram which
appeared In tho Wostqrn Clarion,
April iitu, mui wiliuji ream* us lui;u\-,.v
Fornlo, ll.C, |
April 2, Itm
■WoHtorn ciiirlon, (»IU Main Btrout,
1 Vancouver, 11,0.
'Hy Vory) }lniil**p, ",f TM«Mct i«
hold nt Frank, Monday, some goo;l
IntriKuo work accomplished. Throo
officials Implicated In LotUbrldiw
deal out,of sovon. Only ono mombor noodotl to got majority. .Aftor
olKlitcon hours working over one
man, succeeded In, chloroforming
him. nesnlt, President Is authorized
to Instruct Mdttor of Official organ,
District LedKor, on political views,
Kdttor now hss hand* iloti well behind back. InstnKtfons If one word
is mentioned on tho situation hit
head goes.
(binned, i. W. BENNETT.
Tlw authority for tho above tel*
gram is explained by the correspondence which passed between Stubbs
and Bennett, and which follows:
April 15, 1913
Mr. J. W. Bennett, Fernie ,B.C
Dear Sir,—
I have not yet received the prom-,
ised letter re the statement touching upon our organization over your
signature - in the Western Clarion
for which you stated Gray was your
authority. * Would like to have this
at your earliest convenience.
Yours truly,
Fernie, B.C., April IG, 1913
Mr. Clem Stubbs, Lethbridge, Alta.
Dear Sir,—       0
Your letter at hand. As per
promise made I wrote the letter,
ibut ibefore sending It wished to
consult Gray so, that he could be
informed of what I was doing. Did
not see him that night as ho was, I
believe, on night shift, and it was
only, this morning that I learned,
that he was iu Lethbridge.
The morning following our conversation I went West on business,
returning on Monday morning. In
view of the fact that Gray is out of
town, and it is evident that you are
anxious to haye the information
asked for, will keep my promise and
state that the report of the Frank
meeting was made from conversation that" I had with J. W. Gray,
bistrict Board^ Member. Not being able to see him as I intended I
am sending duplicate of this letter
by concurrent mail. ' •
Yours truly, '
Inasmuch as Bennett is not a member of the United Mine Workers ot
America, and in face of Bennett's admission, and the fact that Gray admits that he did give' Bennett the information  upon  which  the' telegram
was based, and in face of the further
fact tliat this Investigation developed
nothing that would warrant the vicious and villaineous insinuations conveyed by the language of Bennett's
telegram we are bound to decide that
Gray is guilty as alleged in charges
Nos. 3 and 4, as well as is alleged in
charges Nos. 1 and 2, and we do so
decide, and we further decide that lie
is subject to punishment by his acts
as provided in Section No. 3 of Article No. 20w the International 'Constitution which reads as follows: -■
■ Any member guilty of slandering
or circulating, or causing to be circulated false statements about any
member of, or any member circulating or causing to be "circulated
any statement wrongfully condemn-
—ing-any- decision- rendered—by-any-
officer  of  the   organization,   shall,,
upon conviction, be suspended from
membership for ^ a period,. of    six
months and shall not .be eligible to
hold  office  in  any branch of the
organization for  two  years  thereafter.
Investigator France dissents from
the foregoing opinions and has decided to submit a minority report of his
opinions, which report he has agreed
to deposit with the District Secretary
by noon of this day-or as soon thereafter as possible. We have refrained
from applying the penalty for the reason tliat under the agreement reached
by the disputants involved, that duty
devolves upon tho District Executlyo
In conclusion we trust that we will
bo pardoned for saying that we are of
the opinion that this wholo controversy Is the result of a tendency on
tlio part of solf-Heeklng outsiders to
nioddlo with tho private affairs of our
Union, and bocnuse some of our mombors nnd a lot of non-momliors seem
to bo Imbued with tho idea thnt tho
United Mine Workors of Amorlcn is
nn Institution created for tho bonoflt
of tho Soclnllst Party of Canada, nnd
borauso of n misunderstanding thnt
seems to prevail concerning a resolution adoptod by your last District Convontlon which roads as follows:
In advancing tho Interests ot tho
.  mine workors of this District, on
tho political field, wo would aflvlBe
that our mombors ondorso tlio pint-
„ form   of   tho   Socialist   Party  of
Whilo the District Convontlon had
a '"porfoot right to ndvlso tho mom-
nors of District No, 18 to ondorso the
Socialist Party of Canada, wo Hhould
not Ioro sight of tho fact that tho
organic lawB of our Union also kIvob
to ovory mombor tho prlvllono of us«
Ing his own 'Judgment as to whothor'
ho will or will not accept thoir ad-
Tlio abovo declaration Is supported
by Article No. 1 of our International
Constitution which reads an follows:
This orKnnlzntlon shall bo known
,, as tho Unltod Mine Workers    of
America.    It shall bo International
, In scope, and  as  nn  organization
shnll not lib committed to "or fnvor
any   particular   religious   crood;
irrftTP wilh ibt> "rr-ilsJou? or 'political freedom of Individual mombors.
From thft abovo quotation of our International Ln wn It will bo obs'orvod
that every member of nur Union has
i>iuv.h   injiaitivi   i"i«u*iV>>t*il   »**.*    »' •*<■'.*
members acting indlyld'ially or coS»
loctively sot out to dnfamo nnd discredit and denounce other members,
who rofusn to allow a restriction of
thoir vested political freedom, thon
tho Riillty ones must expect to fail
the victims of punishment.
In this rnntrovorsy srihift ot out
members seem to have been unablo to
distinguish tho difference hetween tho
meaning or ndvlso and forco, and
act out to forco instead pf advise,
henp« tho present controversy.
Tt Is our further opinion that the
soonor tho mombors of District No. \%
wnllxe that the WnlUMl Mint Workers
of America is an .industrial and not a
political organization)' and notify meddlers to keep their hands off their Internal affairs and'then devote" their
united energy to building up the United Mine Workers of America, Just
that much sooner will they' have a
strong militant organization of United Mine Workers in District No. 18.
Majority of Committee.
Why West
Virginia is
International   Vice-President   of   the
United Mine Workers
The conditions in West Virginia are
different from those' In other states.
Tho mining camps are situated in the
The coal'companles own practically
all of tho land, the houses and the
stores in the mining territory, making
it necessary for the coal miners' union
to feed, clothe and house the strikers
upon the beginning of any struggle.
This condition does not obtain in
the large industrial centers. Without
taking this into account it is impossible to properly comprehend the problem "presented by the West Virginia
These conditions have developed a
feudal state ih the coal mining regions that- find no comparison except
in the feudalism of the middle ages.
It will take more than a few weeks
or months to bring the West Virginia
conl mining situation to a,-successful
termination for the workers.
,. It is a long drawn out struggle that
will take time, energy and perseverance to bring to a successful conclusion.
In fighting the situation in the New
River district the miners' union has
adopted a plan of taking care of every
miner who is discharged because of
h'is allegiance to and membership in
the coal miners' union. y
Every time a miner is discharged
because of activity in behalf of the
miners' organization we propose to
make an organizer out of him and to
keep him in the vicinity of the,mine
from, which he is discharged. •
Thus supported "by the organization
he will continue to talk unionism to
his comrades in the mines. He will be
timid miner who fears discharge and
discrimination. With the fear of starvation and eviction removed he will
be in a position to enlist'in the fight
for the emancipation of .his fellow
We understand a splendid spirit for
organization prevails among the miners in the New River field. If there
la any great opposition to this plan of
organization we will likely call out
every worker in this particular region.
We feel, however, that success will
-f.oon crown our efforts and that within
,the space of a few months the New
River district will be ono of the best
o/gnnlzed' under our Jurisdiction.
Wo intend to pursue, the same
course with all tho other co&l fields lri
tho state and feol satisfied that \yitu
tho continued agitation and publicity
splendid results will be achieved.
'Iho resolution Introduced into tlio
Unltod Stntes sonnto has mnde a nn-
Uon-wklo issuo of this struggle for
human rights and it goes without sny-
Ins Hint thoro will never bo industrial
ponco In West Virginia until tho moor's right to organize and to fully
enjoy his constitutional lights is firm,
ly established.
Every worker In tho nation should
bo directly Interested lu this strugglo
bocnuBo of tho fundamental working-
class principles Involved.
Thoso nro now ondangorod unless
tho proletariat of tho land awakens to
tho doop significance of tho situation.
Wo call upon tho workers ovorywhoro
to lend ub tlieir hoarty"-support and
The Emancipation of Labor
The emancipation of labor is essential to the freedom of humanity.   The
sruggle for freedom is "the history, of
the race; the fruit of the struggle, the
development   of   man.     The clviliza-
of   Egypt,   Persia,   Babylon,'   Rome,
Greece, Assyria and other ancient nations, and the royal robbers and privileged parasites that ruled over them,
had their day and passed away;"with
the  wretched  slaves < who  built  the
pyramids and obelisks along the tracks
of the early centuries of the race. The
feudal nations   of   medieval   Europe,
whose lords and nobles inherited all
the vicious and heartless characteristics of the ancient ruling class, especially their parasitic disdain and brutal
contempt   for   their outraged. slaves/
have followed In the wake of their predecessors, and nothing remains but the
memory   of   their bloody reign—the
midnight horrors   of   history.     The
working class may be robbed, tramped
upon, crushed, broken, sabered, imprisoned, Bhot full of Jagged wounds, "poor
"dumb mouths" to bear witness to the
crimes it has suffered, but its majestic
march continues towards tho sunrise.
The master and slave, the lord and
serf of past ages, are gone, and the
capitalists and wageworkers   of   our
day must soon follow them.   It is the
historic mission of labor to free the
human race.    To free itself ls to free
mankind.     Labor   is   life.     Society
would   perish   without  the   working
class. ,   The degree of labor's servitude is the degree of society's tribulation, defeat and shame.   There can he
no morals'in' any society based* upon
the exploitation and consequent misery of the loss whose labor supports
that society.     There can be no free-
oom while workers   are ■ in   fetters.
Wage servitude is fatal even* to the
true freedom of its most favored capitalist beneficiaries. -   They   may   be
surfeited with gold and powers, but
they are not free.    They cannot sever
the ties that bind them to their slaves
and soar alone in tha realms'of freedom,     it is written ,;n tho moral law
with,"iron pen in *he lead and roi'k
forever" that whosoever enslaves his
fellow-man forges fetter for  himself.
When labor is emancipated, humanity
will draw its first full and vitalizing
breath of freedom.     We are now in
the transition period between individualism and collectivism; between brutality and brotherhood.     Wealth will
be for all; so easily obtained honestly
that there will be no incentive to steal,
and so abundant that   proverty   will
disappear; and ignorance, disease and
c7l"mF!vIirf611ow"ifflh"eir"ordef "Profits and wages produce palaces for
parasites and workhouses for workers.
An awakening proletariat is pulsing
with solidarity, and turning Its eyes
towards the sunrise. Scarred and
seamed are its rough and hardened features, and grim its determination, but
no Just man on earth need fear It." It
'has suffered a million crimes, but ls
animated by no spirit of revenge. Its
mission of emancipation is darkened
by no shadow of contemplated injury
or injustice to its conquered enemy.
It conquers that enomy but to free that
onomy; and a victorious proletariat
will celebrate the peace of the world,
—Eugene Debs.
Doubtloss blacklisting former employes will no longor bo tlio favorite
sport of the' Shoo Manufacturers' association of Haverhill, Mass,, slnco a
rofereo appointod by the-stato supremo court found that organization
guilty of the charge hnd assessed
damages in tho sum, of $250 oach
in favor of cortaln union shoo workors. Tho manufacturers, it Is clnlm-
od, not only Inaugurated a blacklisting policy, but roportod nnmoc of
striking shoo workors to tho local
credit bureau, thereby cutting off
their source of food supply as woll as
denying them tho chance to secure
employment at their trade.
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5th Board Member Gray states that
'A resolution that he (the president)
be given full power to instruct the
editor on what should or should not
be  published  was  moved  by Board
Member Burke and seconded by Board
Member Larson, voted upon by tl\e
same  three  as  the  former  motion,
Burke, Larson and Carter.    Thachuk
and Gray refrained from voting and
reported to the samo   effect. to   the
meeting of Michel.   While It ls true
that the matter of the editor of the
Ledger Ignoring and acting contrary
to .my instructions was a matter of
consideration by the board the' only
motion introduced In connection with
this matter is taken from tho records
as  follows,  'Moved  Burke,  seconded
Larson,  that discussion .cease.    This
motion carried with Gray voting In
the affirmative.   Also at board meeting  on   May   1st  Gray  gave   signed
statement to  the effect that seeing
that the majority  of the board  disagreed ' with him as to the  correctness of his statement above referred
to, that it appeared to him that he
may have been mistaken."   This signed statement is one of the exhibits,
but as it is at the time of writing in
the hands,of the stenographer I cannot "give it in full.   Before the committee Gray wished to withdraw this
signed statement, but was not-allowed
to do so,   In his evidence, however,
he stated that he wished to repudiate
the  matter  contained in the  signed
statement,  and  after  due  reflection
and   deliberation   wished   to   declare
positively that the report in connection with this matter, issued to the
District Ledger and referred to above,
was correct in substance and in fact,
and he wished to adhere thereto,   Tho
chairman   of  the   board   meeting  in
question, International Board Member
Uces was then brought in and examined  upon this matter by myself.    He
Stated (also positively) that no such
motion, as referred to  by Gray had
been introduced.    Examined by Gray
upon the ,time> at which' a motion lo
cease discussion was introduced, and
Rees being of one opinion and Gray
of another opinion, and both speaking from memory only, it is only fair
to both sides, seeing tlie lapse of time
since the board meeting in question,
that   the   evidence   given   upon   this
point by Gray and  Rees  should be
rejected.   Upon these grounds, there-
to the official records.   In connection
with  this matter' the official record
says "Moved Burke, seconded Larson,
That discussion  cease."    A question
then arose a's to the manner of taking
and entering up of the minutes, and
District Secretary Carter was examined, and asked by myself the following question: "Was it your usual method to take notes upon slips of paper
and afterwards enter    them    up as
minutes in the minute book?"   Carter
replied  to the  effect that while ho
would not say that It was the usual
method this was tho method used on
this occasion,   Mr. Stubbs here interrupted and tried to modify this some-
wlmt damaging admission, but I objected to the Interruption, and Chairman Farrington sustained the objection.   Carter further   questioned   by
mysolf on tlio possibility of one or
more of these slips being mislaid In
the transfer admitted that It was;quite
possible,, but very Improbable   It also
camo out ln cross-examination of Car-
tor that the minutes "of the board
mooting In question nave   not   yot
beon approved by the executive board,
and, this doBpIto tho fact that a subsequent board meeting has boon held
at Lethbridge, May 1st, which Stubbs
stated was a special mooting nnd not
a rogular one, but the fact remains
that at this subsequent meeting-hold
on ,Mny 1st that Secretary Carter was
instructed that tho minutes must In
futuro bo entered up In tho minuto
book In tho board room,
In. vlow of. tho abovo facts It Is apparent to anyono that somo doubt as
to tho reliability of the records existed In tho minds of tho board members themsolvoB, and It so nppoars
to ino, and as it Ib usual in Courts of
Enquiry to glvo tho benefit of tho
doubt to tho dofondnnt, and In following this very wlso procedure, I, must,
therefore of nocosBlty oxonorato
Board Member Gray, and find that
charge No, 2 has not boon su's'talnod,
and recommend that It bo stricken
from the chargo shoot.
Chijrgo No. 3 roads ns follows:
"Divulging matters of aii executive
naturo to iion-moniboi;B," and ovtdonco
to sustain this chargo was given uh
follows: "From the Western Clarion
of tho 6th I take the following:
"Fornlo, 11. O., Apr. 2nd, 1913
"Western Clarion,
"51(1 Main St„ Vancouver, n. C.
"Tho board moot In k of District IS
held at Frank, hotoo good' Intrigue
work accomplished, Threo officials
'Implicated In LothbrldRn romnrnmlso
have that statement over his own
signature after' he would confer with'
Uray." , The other matter contained iii
the brief is' correspondence between
Stubbs" and Bennett, and is omitted
as,not throwing any further light on
the point at issue. Gray does hot
deny that- the„,information contained
in*the quoted dispatch was given to
Bennett by himself, but claims that
matter contained is of a political and
not of an executive nature. Mr. Bennett, examined before the -committee, stated that he and not Gray
had composed above dispatch, that it
was Editor. Nerwlch of The District
Ledger who had wished to send matter contained therein without signature and not Board Member Gray. That
he, Bennett, did not think he was doing anything wrong in sending dispatch as the matter contained was of
a political nature, and that the information was going into the District
Ledger In its next iss'ie.as he, Bennett, had reconstructed and typed a
letter from Gray containing this information, and the which was going
into the next Issue of the Ledger.
Tciking into consideration the relations between Bennett and the District officers, that he was, if anything,
more intimate with Stubbs than with
Gray; that Bennett was, until little
more than a year ago, the editor of
our official organ, The District Ledger, and that he is still deeply interested in our afffairs, we can hardly look upon 'him as an opponent
(which is, I take it, tho essence of
the unwritten law relative to divulging matters) also the fact that matter
contained in Gray's letter - to tlie
Ledger was submitted to censorship
of Secretary Carter, in accordance
with tho district constitution (article
11,v section 3) and passed by him, and
that it was published in our official
organ (thereby; becoming public property) before the issue of the AVestern
Clarion of April 5th. Whilst admitting that the'act of divulging matters
of any nature, to an opponent, is reprehensible, I cannot agree that there
has been on Gray's part, in this instance, a direct violation of this unwritten law." Further that the matters divulged by Gray were not of an
executive nature, is, to mc at least,
palpable on the face of it. Chairman
Farrington asked by myself what he
would consider as "matter of an executive nature," stated as his opinion
that any matters discussed by an
executive board were matters of an
executive nature. I cannot agree with
this definition as it is obvious to me
that the field of possibility thus opened up would be too wide; matters
under discussion would become vague
and non-relative, that our officers and
board members could, if they chose,
bring matters' up for discussion at
executive board meetings of a private nature,' or to gratify the personal
whim or ambition of themselves or
of any. individual member of our organization, thereby imperilling— the-i
very existence of this organization
in this or,, any other district. AVeb-
ster's definition of executive is "having tlie quality of executing or per
forming, as executive power or authority,  an  executive  officer;   hence  In
government,   executive   13    used    in
distinction from legislative and judicial.    Tlie body that deliberates and
enacts laws is legislative;  tho body
or person who carries' the laws iiuo
effect,  or  superintends  the enforcement of them ls executive."   Taking
this definition, therefore, the legislative  body  in  our  movoment is  the
district    convention,   the   executive
body Is the executive board.   At our
last district convention the following
law  (which is the only one bearing
on the  question at Issue) was passed
"In advancing the Interosts   of   tlie
Mine Workors of this district, on tho
political field, wo Would ndvlso that
our mombors ondorso the platform of
the Socialist party "of Canada.   Without dilating upon the advisability or
otherwise of the passing of such' laws
as above, nevertheless,"this' particular
law was passed,   It is therefore evident that had tho'executive board boon
discussing the inannor of putting this
law Into effect, and   oven   although
that discussion may have had a political trend, the matter would then havo
been of an oxocutlvo naturo, no matter whnt tho putcomo of the discussion may havo boon, but ns the mat-
tors under dlBCiiBslon nt this board
mooting   woro not   covered by the
abovo passed law, and woro, moreover, In direct opposition   to   same,
then it naturally follows that tho matters then discussed were not of iin
oxocutlvo   nnturo,   and   tho   which]
churge No, 3 accuses Gray of divulging.    On tho above stated grounds,
therefore, I cannot agree that charge
No. 3 has boon sustained, and recommend that It bo strlckon off tho chargo '
Chargo No. I. roads ns follows:
,"Circulating,fulso reports ns to the
notion of the executive among non-
members." *"■. .
Tho evidence contained In tho forlof
to siiBtnln this charge Is as follows:
"In this matter I would draw your
attention to the statements tlmt I
lmvo previously referred (0 ns bolng
'published through thn Ledger nnd
tho Western Clarion and circulated
by other menus which do not require
repetition, having been,, already ro
referred to,"
From Jho, foregoing It Is evident
Mint." Mr. Stubbx thinks that chargo
N'o. 4 Is covered by the three procod-
Ittir   rtttr*"     'yvl   "**   ll*r*   '.'*{':]*'    tf   77.
terest of any   particular   individual,
''carefully  consiaerea  same, and conscientiously reported on same.   In his
summary contained on the last page
of the charge sheet, Brother Stubbs
says "It must be conceded that such
Motion bn the part of any member of
the board, leaving out of consideration altogether the fact that the executive board is for the purpose of
transacting executive business, Is entirely  unwarrantable  and  should be
made a matter' of serious consideration by the board within the bounds,
of our constitution'.   That these statements and  false  reports  were  only
made for the purposes of slander and
villification, and   with    a    view   of
stimulating   the   agitation   that has
been carried on for the purpose of
discrediting and injuring the officers
and board members in the eyos of our
members generally, Is fully proven by
tlie action of Board Member Gray."
In the above is contained the crucial
point of the,whole situation, and singularly enough ln the fact wliich Brother Stubbs wishes us to leave out
of consideration, viz, that the "executive board is for'the purpose of transacting executive business."     In    referring  back   to   my  findings  undor
chargo No. 3 you will find that I am
in perfect agreement with the quoted
sentence, and I wish to further stipulate that any officer or board member
starting any discussion in an executive board meeting which is not of an
executive nature is guilty of a very
grave indiscretion and should be reprimanded by the executive head, but,
when   the   executive   head   himself
brings  non-executive matters  up for
discussion,  it is  a very  flagrant offence indeed, und if he insists upon
these non-executive matters beiug discussed, (as is the case in Ib's particular instance)  then he renders himself, his fellow officers and the board
members who are in agreement with
such 'taties, liable to censure and even
dismissal by the membership at large.
Taking into  consideration  this  fact,
and also the fact that all such tactics
must  result  in  the  division  of  our
membership into factions.   I find that
Board Member Gray   was    perfectly
right in bringing "these matters before
the notice of our membership, and although the manner of' his doing so
could have been done to better advantage it was not done "for the purposes of slander and vilification" and
whilst  Board  Member Gray's report
may have resulted in "stimulating the
agitation"  the "agitation"  itself had
been started by Gladstone* local, union
(the largest in the district)  by a resolution passed at a regular meeting,
(at which Gray was    not    present,)
previous   to    the   board meeting at
Frank  on  March -31st.    That to  my
mind this resolution passed by a local
in Gray's sub-district asking for the
resignation (or recall) of District Vice
President   .Tones   was   authority   for
Gray's action at    the   Frank   board
port to his sub-district the result of
the .deliberations  of    the    executive
board at said meeting.   Furthermore,
the   agitation    once    started,    could
only end in an exposure of tbo whole
of the facts of the case, and whilst
the exposure lias resulted in the "discrediting and injuring the officers" it
is tho logical outcome of the action
of those officers, and the stand taken
by the .membership at large  (which
is evidenced by the fact of tbe resignation of President Stubbs, and the recall of District Vice-President Jones
and District Secretary Carter.)   This
cannot,   therefore  be   put  upon  the
shoulders of Board Member Gray as
an Individual.   I find, therefore, that
tho summary of the charges has not
been sustained against Board Member
Gray, and recommend that it bo stricken off the chargo shoot.
This completes my roport on tho
charges themselves, but I wish to
venture the opinion that the charges
woro only 'preferred against Gray by
Stubbs in order that the district officials should oscapo from Article
nine .Section seven of tlio District constitution which says, "No district officials shall use any political Influence
by being members of committees or
spoakorB for any political party that
Is opposod to tho Interests of labor."
If this bo the reason why thoso
charges havo been proforrod,. (and I
am confident this Is so) I will close
my roport with a few words of ndtflco
to our membership, viz: Tho only
frlond of Lnbor Is Labor itself. That
whon Labor Is Intelligent, enough to
know what It wants Labor will take It
Itself without the aid of any political
party, no matter of .what color or of
whnt platform, nnd until such lime
arrives wo should bn very chary of
nil political parties, unless such party
Is formally npproved by the majority
of our membership und Is subject to
our dictates.
Following are a few rot'ommendn*.
tions for consideration by the district
oxocutlvo board, nnd I trust Unit by
Iho adoption of moBt (If not all) of
thoHo recommendations that n rnp«iI-
tion of this "washing of1 dirty linen"
In public may novor recur Iu th«i an-
mils of District Eighteen.
out a motion duly seconded before the
board. This is a rule of order laid
down, for conventions but should be
used on all occasions by the board.
(6) That the names of members
taking part in the various discussions,
together with their views upon the
matters under discussion, should be
(7) That in future sessions the
board shall, if possible, rise in time
to allow the minutes to be read and
approved, signed by the secretary and
countersigned by the presiding offi-
■cer in the presence of a quorum of
the board. If time does not allow of
this' being done the minutes may, of
course, be so approved at the opening
of the next session, but this- latter
practice ought to be discountenanced
for these reasons; that the minutes
may be objected to at the next session; that a considerable period of
time may elapse between sessions,
and that minutes'which are not approved are not considered as official
records.   *
(8.) That aftor the minutes have
beeu so approved no officer or board
member shall be allowed lo publicly
use the whole, or any part thereof,
unless in the caso of an officer carrying out instructions contained therein, or in the case of a board member
who goes on record ns intending to
use tho whole or part thereof, and
then only for the,purpose of reporting
to his individual^ local, liis sub-district, or to tlie membership at large,
through our official organ, or unless
the board mutually agree to use tiie
whole or part thereof, through tlio
same mediums, and tho secretary
should bo instructed to furnish, upon
written application, exact copies of
the whole or part thereof so required.
(9) If any changes in any policy
laid down by the previous convention
is considered necessary, or if any
new policy is outlined (although strict
ly speaking this latter is not the function of an executive board) the matter should be brought before the electorate for endorsation before action
is taken thereon.
(10) In order to eliminate the possibility of the recurrence of the farce
(as has been the case in this instance)
of any officer (except the presiding
officer, who has a casting vote) "voting upon issues which affect the whole
of the membership, when he himself
represents no part of that membership, the board should ask the,next
district convention to lay down a law
regarding the roll-call vote, or the
district board themselves should fall
in line with the international executive board (vide Int. Const. Art. il,
Sec. 28.)
In conclusion 1 wish to state that
although,some may take umbrage at
the contents of this, report, it is
nevertheless a true and conscientious
repbrt, both as to tlie evidence given
to the committee, and a correct
knowledge of tho facts of the case. It
is not given to gratify any particular
individual, but is given ln order that
tho membership of District Eighteen
may be mado fully aware of the true
state of affairs in order that they may
adopt measures to prevent the recurrence of any actions wliich tend to
the disintegration of our organization.
I am, Yours fraternally,   -
Representative on behalf of District
Board Member Cray.
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President Is authorized to Instruct
editor of official organ, District Ledger, on political vloww TTrtltnr now
han bunds Ned ^'Oll behind bade. Instructions If one word In mentioned on
nltuntlon hia head goon. (Signed) 3,
W. Bonnott. It
"On Wednesday April 7 I asked Mr.
Dennett who waa hia Informant fti to
matters of btialn-os* dlseniwrf by tho
executive board of District IS, ami
he Informed mo hi* Information
wan gathered from Board Member Gray. That on tho night of
April tod Gray had wished lo
aorni tho Information contained In
tha above -dlapateh without signal-
nrt, tent that ht>, Bis»»tlf» liad asder
rMontntlvol^ „,.,, ,t> m1«ntSo,» to the.
hw« 0!.«» ihMn*jm mil cons of ,t ,     up for dlacuialon by thn f
l!'1'! ^'^l ^ tl°. *!$?*'.??* i executive bonrd muat bo in lino with
the lnw* pawil nt ttw lust tlltttrlft
'*■*'* *kMu"t"*" viriivviiilon mul  covwwi  hy tho ill«-
thnt our flndluKH on tho othor throo
upon charge*Xo. 4.   With thia under-
standing, therefore, I find that chargo
No. -I In not auatnlnod, being Rovem-
od by my previous findings, and alao
that It was not even entertained by
the committee, and for these reasons
F rt-rommtoMl thnt. rhurpn yo   f  tn
J atricken off the charge sheet.   Before
'for* lbr« fommltlMs   Brother   Stiibbn
*nr«nif-d to the f-fff-ct that mat only tbo
charged themselves but the elrcum
trict and  Intnrnatlonnl constitution,
and all hhcJi matters not Kovurned by
*}'tho forefjolnR ahull bo ruled out of
order, pendinf? the ruling given by the
noxt district convention.
(4) Thnt na DhfrW Vlff-ProttWrit
<now president) .imu'it and District
B»<rrotary Parter nr" a1«o iim*t,lv Involved In thin trafte. t»t* ! in accordance
with the expressed   wishes   of   the
sfarjCMi leading op io and ei»a»at!n& ] electorate, tbfc Incoming j.mMent be
therefrom should ba carefully  con-! Instructed to cxik dit« tito rocal! of
aldered.   I^in*? fully cofnliant of the ('heto officers,
fact* *«n-o.-indi.oj the case I have, «a j    <6)   In addition to the actloa re*
talren th* i**_onn1bllHy njwn ifflffnfto|mj\ nt-ir* ahow*. ^arefufly woWcd (ceatty takun by ibu Wwd vcLUvn ta
statement from Gray that tbe matter (any matu-r* not relative to'the turn,
contained waa ahsolntety trnn am! and have, in tho Interests of our m«m-
authentlc, and thai be would let me bershlp gtnt rally aad aot to the la
the recording of the minute* of their
proceedings, I would recommend that
'no discussion shall he allowed with-
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''If history without chronology is dark and confused, chronology without history is dry and insipid."—A Holmes.
T1IKKK nro. people in (ivory movement today
who .would make history; who in their sincere
and earnest desire to uplift society will tell you in
eloquent and glowing terms what reforms eaii be accomplished; who draw glorious and beatific visions of a future stale, and attempt to measure or
eomputalc the various periods and stages through
which we must pass before we enter this earthly
Webster's definition of chronology, in brief, is:
the science of time; Ihe method of measuring or
compulating time by regular divisions or periods.
History we accept as a narration of events.
To explain. AVe can, of course, to a certain extent arrange chronologically future events, but
directly we go beyond this limit—and it is, as a
matter of fact, very limited—the tendency is to
prophecy. And we can understand and excuse
this tendency, knowing as we do that the future
is just as insipid as the past, if we cannot presume
when, where and how. Human nature is selfish,
and in its selfislines looks to an immediate return
ior all its efforts. To satisfy this very human craving the prophet comes along with his prophecies—
one of the easiest and at the same time most foolish
methods of deluding individuals, but safe ,';o long
as he does not commit himself chronologically.
The foolishness of this can best be grasped, however, by the briefest survey of history and a knowledge of how we are progressing along scientific,
lines today.     What wc conceive to be thc most
perfect state of society today may, in the course of
a few years be analogous   with   the   Stone   Age
Our actions of today must of necessity be basvd
tion of same, but what science and historians ac-
. cept today they    iv,;.\    reject t >m*>i.Tow.     Kvo/i
their interpretation will change.     The necessities,
as we accept them today will, undoubtedly, become
unnecessary tomorrow.     If wc reject, this we accept stagnation.     In every, age man has adapted
himself to his surroundings nnd he will continue to
do so in spite of Ihe academic philosophies of llie
saviours of the human race.
The greatest trouble with society today is that
Ave wish to escape from the irksonness of
evolution ;' there is a desire to hasten mat!ers. Tlio
discipline of nature wliich compels Ihe beast
of the field to await her dictates is nol present.
.It may be that our state is uiiiialural, but if Ihis
is so society has created it. and therefore the
remedy should be with society. To us tho greatest enemy to the worker is liimsolf, liefore he can
escape from this thralldoin lie must, discipline and
cducale himself, and he must do so intelligently.
He must realize his immediate requirements and
uot travel beyond; he muni accept,   Iho   enncrele
The theory of substituting the strike for rolitieal
action is based upon the assumption .thai society
and the State have no resources with which to meet
the strike.' No greater fallacy was ever propounded in connection with the working class movement. I know the value of the strike, what it has
accomplished and what it still can achieve. So
long, however, as the State is in the hands of, an J
under the control of the capitalist class, the strike
will, I fear, prove insuperable. The upshot, therefore, is that sooner or later the workers will be
forced into political action. There are many drawbacks associated with a reform secured by act of
parliament, but the conclusion is that such reforms
are likely to be permanent and abiding. Political
action is not so showy as the other and calls for
more trained preparation, but the working class
must-develop thc necessary qualities if in the end
it is to win freedom from economic bondage.—J.
Keir Hardie in the Metropolitan Magazine.
News of the District Camps
(Continued from Page 5)
The Paint Creek strike bids fair to go down in
history as having brought about the determination
of more ihan one vexed question "of constitutional
law. as well as having brought a beginning of the
end of the feudal regime of the mine guard in "West
Virginia. It has been' a costly struggle, but hu-
man liberties liave always to be gained nnd maintained at tremendous cost.—Morgantown Post
Last Tuesday a wire was received in this office
from an official labor source stating that sixty one
English miners from the old country, passed
through Winnipeg on the previous evening en route
to Vancouver Island. It is alleged that they were en-
t ■
gaged on thc assurance that there was no labor
troubles at their destination, but the Winnipeg labor men disillusioned them and informed them of
the conditions prevailing on the Island. All tlie
men are unionists and were naturally indignant at
the alleged deception -practiced, and declared that
they would not act as strike-breakers. They decided, however, to go on to Vancouver, after'having come so far. Secretary A. J. Carter immediately got into communication with International
Organizer Frank Farrington at, the coast, with the
result that the meno will be looked after by the organization and will not go to work.
H the men were brought out here by misrepresentation it will be interesting to see how the present Federal and Dominion authorities handle, this
opportunity of showing, not their "friendship for
labor," but their justice.
♦ ♦
♦ HILLCREST   NOTES       • ♦
♦ ♦
Harry Leininent suffered a painful
injury while following his employ-1
ment in the mine on Monday. A fall
of rocjs fell' on him breaking his leg
below tbe knee. He was immediately removed to the hospital in Frank.
He is doing as ,well as can be expected.
Mrs. William Reid met with a painful accident last week while riding
to Bellevue in company with Miss
Fuches and Miss Barnes. It appears
they decided to run a race as to who
had the best horse but unfortunately
Mrs. Reid's horse fell and she sustained a broken, wrist. The other
two returned home feeling no ill effects from this excitement, but they
swore by all thing to keep away from
tho rnce course in the future.
Hurry Carr is confined to his bed
since a fow days, suffering from a
severe attack of congestion of tbo
lungs. His many friends hopes to
see him around soon again.
• A sad accident occurred a few
days when Mrs. Tom Jenico's six-
year old son attempted to cross the
Old Man River and was drowned. He
left his home to visit some relatives
who live across the river and at
which point there is a large log lying across the river. The unfortunate
boy fell from the log and was carried
away by the stream. A few weeks
ago his father was killed in the Bellevue mine. Much sympathy is felt
for the bereaved mother and family.
William Robinson left on Tuesday
for Hedley, B. C.
The Misses Jennie and Emelia
Thomas,- who have been visiting
friends in Hosmes, for the last week,
returned homo on Tuesday.  ,
Tom Hale and Albert Morris returned home from a two months' trip
to the north.   Xo place like home.
Mr. Sydney Thomas left for the
Brazan coal fields last week. Mr.
Thomas is an old resident in Hill-
crust   AYe regret his departure.
Arnold Martell and family left for
Glace Bay, N. D., on Tuesday night.
Mr.' John Brown, manager of the
Hillcrest Collieries, left on a month's
visit to Oklahoma.
The many, friends of James Gorton who was injured in the mine
some time ago will be pleased to
see him around again.
Mr. -Ifgyers, of the Lethbridge
Brewing Co., was a Hillcrest visitor
on Tuesday.
AVe regret to say that our football
and base ball teams are getting the
small end of the strike these days.
 Dick Letcher and his son, Alanzo,
of ticket No. 52 which won the rifle
raffled by the Hosmer Civilian Rifle
Hosmer local will hold an important meeting Sunday.', It is hoped that
all members who can possibly do so
will make it a point to attend. Renewing agreement with D. will come
up for discussion and it affects you,
as well as the rest.
' The Adult Bible class gave an ice
cream social in the Odd Fellows hall
Wednesday night. From reports to
hand an enjoyable time was spent.
A qniet wedding took place at
Fernie Monday, June 2nd, the contracting parties being Mr. R. S.
Gourlay of Hosmer and Miss Tradelle-
of Pincher Creek who • were the
recipients of hearty congratulations
from their many friends. The occasion is to be fittingly celebrated
in the near future.
During the month of May the mine
has worked steady. Further changes
have been made by the management,
John Prentice having been made
fire boss and John Crawrord, shot
lighter. The slope at Xo. 2 mine has
been started up again and several
pairs of men are now at work. The
company are mailing every effort to
fully develop the mine and several
fresh men have started work here
during the last few days.
on the screen in less than half an
hour, Paul J. Rainey and his party
spent six weeks at the water-hole in
the African wilderness. For days
the operator would not be able to
secure a. foot of film and on other-
days he was kept busy until the* heat
of the sun drove him to shelter.
A curious way nature.has of protecting some of her creatures is
shown in the Paul J. Rainey. African
Hunt pictures... It is the rhino bird
which rides around and stays constantly on the back of this great animal. The rhino is very short sighted
and can only see about 35 yards, but
at the slightest sign of danger, the
bird leaves his back and even though
he be asleep, he is instantly on his
feet looking about for the enemy.
Wednesday and Thursday, Jur.e 11
and 12.
It has often been contended lhat low wages was
one of the chief causes of immorality among female
employee, and while we are quite willing to accept this, we do so, with the reservation that it is
by no means the only one. In our opinion the
long, dreary hours and the awful monotony of their
occupation is responsible for,this state of affairs,
and more so than any question of wages can every
be. The girl who has spent ten or twelve hours
in a store or factory looks forward, with an expectancy which youth alone can appreciate, to the
hours of relaxation and amusement, that the night
affords, and whether lhat recreation be thc dance
hall'-or other seemingly innocent amusement, she
is determined l,o compensate for those awful hours
of detenlion and restraint. Tomorrow will bring
but a renewal of the torture. Therefore, we maintain lhat while it is necessary lo increase wages
the most solid advance can only be made by reduction of hours. And if we can secure a little moro
daylight for our amusement* the logical result will,
be thnt our girls will be ennbled to indulged in
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Club.   Box 1776, Vancouver, B.C. 38-6
FOR SALE—For $200, northeast
portion of. Lot 4, block 2, of Lot 5455
West Fernie. Size 55 ft. by 132 ft.
Box 367, Trail, B. C. ,     38-6
FOR SALE—7 acres^ house and barn
one mile from' Fernie, two creeks,
well,.etc. Easy terms. Apply to C.
Ferguson, Gateway, B.C. 38-6tp
SALE—Apply'Mrs. Fred Ingram, Pel-
lat Avenue, north (opposite Home
Bakery). 39-3tp.
fads and necessities of today, and it is only thnsly j the more healthy pastime of outdoor exercise
lhat, he cnn hope to remove the --vUs of present day
hi the unions of today, he they the era I'l or industrial, will be conceived that disciplined solidarity that* Avill makes for progress. 'Mark you, it
is only llie eoiiceplion- --the birth: lint he iiiusl
accept a beginning if he wmild have a heing.
And llie disciplining of himseli shall murk the
nrdcr of his advancement.
Tn Lethbridge and Maeleod tho shop clferks hnv«.
claimed what they are justly entitled to—a weekly
hnlf holiday—nnd they will get; if, But when. Oh!
most progressive Fernie! When? Ver.ly is it a
rase of ask, nnd ye shall receive.
iostock, of Ihe up.
some inloresting I'igui'os lo
l.ellcvuc, like I'Vrnie, has decided lo celebrate
.Inly 1st, Tho former promises a good program
with $1.0(10 in prizes, and from Ihe preliminary announcement it is Ihe intention of ihe Alborlii town
to give all i\ right royal linns Tlio l-Vrnic Atldclb'
Axsn.'iation promise lo have llie City hi lie fenced
and levelled for Ihe sports on July 1st and as the
pi'Dgnna is far in n<lvim*o of, any previoim 'yi*w,
Ki'veii fine weather, (here should be n record gnili-
At Ottawa rc-cnlly
per bouse, inirii(lii"oi
show the «'.\iini oi' immigration anion" Ihe Hindus,
which he placed at o.OOO. tteuator Davis also got
busy with figures, placing thi) inunigrntion* of
Chinese last year al 7,705, who each paid n head
lax of $000, >KUr>Q.(K><) of which Brilish Columbia
received, This is part of the prosperity of this
|.rn<rit and glorious, province—the introduction of
cheap Orionlnl labor—but for 1ho worker who has
to compote—well, ■•*■ tnnst be conlout with tlio
"good ini cut ions" of a paternal government nnd
ii " While n.C."     Hiii for how long?
well known in Hillcrest, arrived from
Nova Scotia last week. Dick says
no more fish for me.
John A. McNeil moved into Miis
new house on .Saturday.
Jno. Welsh and Tom- Boyle, of
Bellevue, wera visiting friends in
Hillcrest on Sunday.
Mr. J, B. Allouby, of Bellevue, was
a guest at tiie Union hotel on Tuesday.
Crow's Nest Pass League
Coal Creek vs. Fernie
Played at the Creek and resultiiig
in a .win for the home team by 4 • 1.
J. Mitchell was referee.
Fernie—Shields, Gregory, Gorrie,
J. Corrigan, M. Cullen, Reilly, Taven-
e.r, Gi-aint, Porter, "Conroy, Brown.
Coal Creek—Banns, goal; Mc-
Lelchie and W. McFegan, backs; A.
McFegan, J. Yates 'and -Whyte, halves; Harper,. Booth,'' Partridge, P.
Armstrong, B.' Johnson, forwards.
Blairmore vs. Hillcrest
Played at Blairmore and resulted
in a draw of 1 -0.
Referee, John  Beveridge.
Blairmore' Finnis;' McGaw and
Love; Lambeth, ■ Bartlett ' and Griffiths; Dunlop,-Joyce, Fraser, A. Fraser, Williams.
Hillcrest—Paton;   L.   Marples   and
Padgett;   T.  Dawson, J,   Petri ce, W.
Rochester; J. Greensbaw, R. Petrice,
J. Knowles, H. Adlam, D. Hall,
Bellevue vs.  Michel
The kick off was arranged for 5:30
P.  M.  to allow  Michel  to  get back
1 The picture show habit becomes irresistible when patrons are assured
of a really good selection of films for
their amusement and instruction, and
The Isis has become the criterion for
this popular recreation. The program
presented Friday and Saturday features a spectacular western film "The
Frontier Providence." In addition the
always Interesting presentation of
the"happenings of the world by the
Animated Weekly, as well as various
comedy subjects, and King Baggot in
''The Bearer of the Burden" promises
an attractive entertainment, not to
mention the really good music that is
rendered in conjunction with the
films. /
All kinds of Household Furniture
bought in" large or small quantities,,
also gents' cast-off clothing. Secondhand Store, Victoria Avenue North.
, Receive The Ledger'don't blame us.
Watch ihe date of the expiration of
your subscription which is printed on
the same label containing your address. >
Classified Ads.--Gent a Word
TAXIDERMY—As I am leaving for
tho old country on June 6th I am unable to accept any further orders for
taxidermy work until my return ln
August,   " Con. Reese, West Fernie.
FOR   RENT—Four-roomed   House;~
meat kitchen, clothes closet, electric
light, water, etc.   Apply, Wm. Barton,
agent Singers  Sewing  Machine Co.,
City. - 40-3tp.
House In centre of Fernie; Lot 1,
Block 49, N.W. corner, Hanson andMc-
Pherson. Avenue. Apply, C. Stephenson, next door to property.        40-3tp
FOR SALE—HOUSE of four rooms
on half lot, Block 49, Dalton Avenue.
Apply,'J.'Beveridge. 41-p
'   FOR SALE—Cabbage Plants—apply
A. Lees, ,Blk. 73, Annex. 42-ltp
GIRL WANTED—Apply to L. A. S.
Dack, McPherson Avenue. 40-n.p.
FOR SALE—Four roomed House
and half-acre of land. Cameron Ave.,
West Ferule.   Apply, A. Luke.   30-3tp
FOR SALE,—14 dozen Aylesbury
Ducks, three days old, 35 cents each.
Mrs. A. Davies, Fernie-Annex.   39-3tp
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Hunting Dog»~8hjwn <n Mot'on Pieturtt at tht Orand June 11 and 12.
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Members of tlie locnl are' requested
to take notice that voting for tho
election of District President will
take ptnee on Monday nt tbo Athletic
hall from !):flO A, M. to 2:20 P. M.
and from'G V, M, to 8:30 P. M, All
members nre expected to vote.
Hosmor footballers journeyed to
Colomnn Saturday Inst lo fulfill the
league fixture and took a strong
team. The, giimo while it lusted proved lo bo n tongli ono with Hosmer
surprising tlio Colomnnltea who were,
figuring on nu easy win. However,
Hosmor retired from tbo field,
We did not mind bolng beaten by a
bettor I on ni or when I lie play war-
rnnls It but wo do object to lining
bunded llm rough stuff—thorn's it
limit. The incident occurred nbout
two minutes from hnlf timo with tlio
score 0-0. We understnnd Colomnn
placed the bnll In an unguarded goal
nnd will claim n„ victory (n fnmous
one nt that) but Hosmor don't Intend letting It go Hint easy, and wl']
ondonvor lo get a roplny with nnotlior
The tlpiiln machinery broke down
Monday nftovnoon emitting tho 4
o'clock shift In No. 0 to Iny Idle.
The MIhhoh TliomnR of IllllcroBt
wero visitors nt the homo of Mrs.
Lynch Inst wook ond.
The Bank of Montreal building la
being ropnlntoil, Front Street Hosmor   will   rlvnl   Broiulwny whon It
gl'tH  fllllHllOll.
Mr. A, WollliiKton IntwidH whipping
In it Inrgfl nunply of HtrnwborrloH
from his ranch mid Iiopoh to con-
vlnco IIoHmorltoH tlmt tho Kootenay
Landing district Is It when It comes
to growing strawberries.
Wo thought'Hint tho defunct Hoh-
mor Board of Trnrto wan being,rfts-
Hiirreeted, now It lookH, nH If tho res-'
Htirroctlon bud been postponed Indefinitely, Tlmy nro waiting until n
few moi;|i liro'JcorH got Into town.
|    lloBtnor nlnyH Blalrmoro Snturdny,
i .hum: i, i\ii;*v ok ii.-iti, linn*) <u»l
XitM'X: tiio jtbviT". -t.'ti] iio Ibe VlcV-
itiUT. ■'*
|   Quito n number of IJoRmorltos have
i joined tlie ii, O,. O. Mooio mid Joura*
joyed  io Fernlo Inst  Monday to bo
1 brolto In.    All report having A good
;iiiu<!   ii nrt   clnlm   lo  Jis.ive   rn*;iU>o   ;i
■ipnoil  ImprimHlon    In   Fornlo Mooso
i elrclcH. !i •
j    Mike nml fleorgo TJnkrlnlts! were
lelwrKcd beforo bin Honor J. V. Brown
i wllh violating the gnmo ltiw«,   Thoy
) seem to lmvo beon catiglit rod-lmnd-
', e.l Iniiiiiio: Winiir with di«*» nnd wcvo.
S found guilty nnd aonkotl 1215 and $10
J n-ciinuctlvuly,   TUuro la some tnllr of
tm npjienl.   The ell tens of Hosmer
or tbe Board of Trado will noon hnvo
to appoint an appeals and gnoT«nco
' *MU» Oraco Miller, of nialrmorfi*.
waa taking In tbe bIrMi of Mourner
thia w*»ek ami nhiy-wl at Uiu komu oC
W. n, Anderaon during her lojoura
Johiti Doialo waa lb» lockjr owner
home on tlie "Local," this fact being
much appreciated by Michel folks
and also shows that Bellevue are
good sports. The game can best be
described as a game of two halts,
Michel with the sun and a slight
breeze behind them in,-the first half
scored twice, both well taken goals
and a glorious chance went abegging
for a third. The second half was
•Bellevue's and right from tho restart they began in earnest, and
though Michel put up n stiff fight
Bellovue scored' three goals, the second, from a penalty, and thus won,
The result was Bellevue, !1 goals; Michel, 2 gonls. It was a very exciting
game as tho winning goal for Bellevue wns scored only four minutes
from time, Both teams played the
game as It should.be played. John
Moore, referee,
Bellovue—II. Fisher; T. Dttgdalo
nnd R. Dugdale; H. .Tepson, W. Miller,
A. Tristram; 1, Button, F. Parker, T.
Slotin, T, Marsh nnd I-I. Yarley.
Mlchol—J, Mooro; S. Hampton and
W, Samuels; R. Stownrt, R, Hampton
nnd S. Weaver;   F.    Beddlngton,'   ,1,
Littler, IT. Brown, B, Davies,
Coleman vc. Hosmor
Played at Coleman, Goo, Robertson, referee. Tho referee" gavo a
penalty ngnliist Hosmor just before
hnlf tlino nnd Colomnn scorod, Tho
IIoHnmr team thon left tho flold.
Coleman—D. Sudworth , Mooro,
Cnwley, W. Roughoad, Ij, Jnolcson, I,
Hunter, A. F. Short, A. Enston, .T.
Klllonk, J. Ennwi'Hnn, Rougliond.
HoRinnr—W. Bnldorstono; McGov-
ornor nnd Evnim; Rico, McQueen,
llntoinan; Murray, II, Adamson,
Thornton,  Salt,  Pnteriion.
League Table Corrected to Date
P W L D For Agst P
Conl- Crook ...*t
o  ir>— 1    8
Coleman   ,',,,,<l
0   12—1    -8
Bollovuo  .;,,..C
0   17— 4     8
Mloltol   .*,..,,.B
1     0— 7     fi
IllllcroBt   ."., ,,Tt
2     7— C     4
Blnlrmoro . ,*, ,!i
1     3—22    n
Hosmor  , fi
1     2— 0     1
Fornlo    fi
,1     3—13     1
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At the Grand, Wedneaday, Thuraday,
Juno 11 nnd 12. .
Paul ,T, llnlney'H mnrvolotta motion
pictured and now fnctn about ono of
tlw grontoHt hunting trips of modern
Union will be ut tho Ornnd noxt wook.
This Ih ono'"o'f t)io most costly films
over produced tvrid will be but another
of tho splendid ontertrtlnmontR thnt tlm
iiKiiiiigoiiient lirtvo provided lately lor
'.hv Tt'nt.i.' Allui:):::.
Iii order to Hcciivn tlio romillH Khown
faction toj
on the 20th day of June next, application
will be mnde lo the Superintendent of
Provincial Pallci for tHs trimifur of the
License (or tbe Sal* of Liquor by JMnll
in and upon the premises known aa the
Wnrdrnr Hot*!, sltnnti* ni Wardner,
British Columbia, irom R, H. Boburt, of
<jlf Wardnar, British Columbia, to Grant
Downing, of Fernie, Britiih Columbia.
Applicant for Tranafer.
1        Holder of Lfcenaa.
Dated tiiif 23rd day of May, 1913,
CABBAGE and Cauliflower plants
for sale, .loe Dodd, Annex Extension,
Behind School. 42-ltp
SALE—by Farmers, Address Thos.
Fitzgerald, Sec-Treas, No, 471 United
Farmers of Alberta, Crossfield, Alta.
SEfi! It's Coming! Spring! Someone will want those lots in Cedar Valley.   Better see Evans about them.   ,
FOR SALE—A Snap; corner lot
60x120 and two houses on Howland
avenue. Lot is level and houses are
one storey frame and one and a half
storey block house and in good repair.
Apply to Mrs. Dorothy Hamilton, No.
142 McPherson avenue. 42np
FOR SALE—A profitable Poultry
Ranch A'ith flvj-ro.tino.l &htck, lncu-
.bators, brooders, brood-coops, chicken
houses, over 400 head of purebred
chickers. ducks, gees? .\L'i turkeys;
'ireek running through; an ideal place
for pu'Jtry raising; an avaige of $50
l-er 3.ort.h profit for., the - last two
years.    This coulA b-: raised by devot
ing mrre time to th*/
term? to reliable part v.
ti'fciness.   On
Apply Mrs A.,"
_! i *\t(eia Ti1*&i«ril*A—\ nnov j> .J	
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The question is asked. We
answered; "Look around you
and see. ■   *> •
Investigation Discloses That
Real Estate Prices Are Advancing- ••'•  •;	
Are you alive to the situation?   If you are we can show
you a place you can make a
big profit on.
As comparod to lator on.   •
Just Now, Houses   Here   Are
Dirt Cheap.
Why Don;t You Take
A Good Spring Tonic
You need it—Hvorybody needs it—Wo all nood n Spring blood
" cleiuiBor, norvo tonic and brucor. When you gut up In tho morning,
tirod, lnssy—at tho brcnkfnst tnblo Iio nppotlto for food—at your dully
work no ambition or ability—nothing accomplished all day but yawn
and Btrotch—your -system needs bracing, your norvos need settling:
your onorglos ncod reconstructing. I«ot us show you tlio best Spring
tonics for nil ngoa nnd undor nil conditions, tho Id ml that will cleanse
your blood—roHtoro your nppotlto—brnco you up—glvo you doslro and
nblllty for work, piny or study—a treatment In ovory roapoet tlmt will
koop you woll and happy rill Su minor,
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I?ree Circus Street Parade 10:30 a.m.
9 bands, 2S0 houses, Kfife?S3ttS
people of all dime* In native <o»tom» will be shown in parade.
Two ihowa daily-afternoon at 2* nifht at 8, doors open at 1
Taml 7jfcj»AWftterpi:oof tenia,. AdmfaiT<ra 25 flpnto to see it all f **JHMf-.¥+¥¥AM*.V*^*.^*¥ ¥¥ ¥ '.}^if\V^^^^4***>t>f4*r*^4^4'**^*t*k*k
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All roads led to the football grounds'
-  on Saturday last for the local Derby
day.   Coal' Creek vs. Pernie.   Mr. J.
Turnbull, of Hosmer, referee, failed
to put in appearance and Joe Mitchell of Coal Creek    was    mutually
agreed upon as knight of the' whistle,
a position he filled with credit, of the
game  itself.    As  the„ score * implies
Coal Creek had pretty much of their
own way.   Fernie bays put up a good
fight but only found the net on one
occasion.   The result was Coal Creek,
4; Fernie, 1.
Coal Creek journey to   Mlchol   on
' Saturday to fulfil their league fixture.    Negotiations  were  opened  for
a special train, but owing to certain
conditions,  the    proposition    cannot
be entertained at,present.   The Coal
Creek lineup is as follows: Goal, T.
Banns;   back,  McLetchie    and    Mc
Fegan;   half  backs,   Sweeney  Yates
and Whyte;, forwards, Harper, Booth,
Patridge, Armstrong and Joison;  reserves, Manning and Logan,
The concent held up here on Monday evening for the benefit of Harold
Atkinson was unanimously voted one
of the best, the artists acquitted themselves creditably. Whilo we have no
desire ,to single out any particular
'artiste, we must accord credit -to J.
Hewitt whose getup as a female
impersonator was simply grand. We
expect to hear of him touring the
states shortly. , Quite a large number
attended the concert and dance and it
is hoped a nice sum will be the result. »We are instructed on behalf
of Harold Atkinson and friends to
thank the artistes who gave their
services and all who bought tickets
, or assisted in any way towards the
success. Trites Woods kindly loaned,
stage furniture.
Mrs. John Williams and family arrived in camp on Monday from Kaffi-
lay, South Wales. Jack is now wear-
, ing the smile that 'wont come off.
■Nothing like your own home and
family, Jack!
Tommy Oakley arrived back in
■camp on Wednesday, after his trip to
the old country. Tommy says there
is no place like Coal Creek. Say,
Tom, how did tho' find everybody
a'whoam in the land o' the clogs and
shawi?   ■
■Mrs. Charles Perrio and family arrived in camp on Saturday last, from
the land of cakes and heather, and are
occupying a houso on Riverside
■ avenue. Charlie is "quite contented
now. We bid ye welcome.
, Jack Lewis, game warden, was taking In the sights of this burg on Wednesday and incidently doing1 a little
We arc pleased to report that
Mrs. James Davison is knocking
■around again nftor her recent illness.
Tho children of the phonic primer
clnss.at tho Coal Creek school, aro
wearing a rather sad expression tlicfao
days, as a result of losing thoir tench-
er, Miss LIvlngstono, who during her
term as schoolmnm has certainly
endeared herself to the hearts of hor
young chnrges. Tho parents of tho
children join in wishing hor many
success in tho future. We learn that
she intends returning to England
shortly.     Don voyage.
Tlio Frank Rich ,Co„ now in Fernie,
rocoived a fnlr representation of Conl
Creole support on Wodnosday evening
ns evidenced by. tho state of tho
Jack Appleby Is lmwllhR the rib-
hcim ngnin for Iho Trites'Wood lo.ini,
The Conl Crook cnndldatos for the,
''Moose" roport hnving hnd n swell
timo at tho Innugiirntion ceremony on
Monday Inst,   Well, nsk Hilly!
Dr. Workmnn hns been appointed
medical roforoo' for Conl Crook candidates of the Loynl Ordor of Moose,
Now boys, get busy beforo tho charter
closes. . Loclgo night hold ovory
Mondny In tlio K, of P. hall, Fornlo.
John Burrows Is night watchman
for tlio company during tho nliRonco
of Frank Rlnuto who is nway on a
Tlio bird with tlio long leg was Bonn
In camp ngnln on Wednesday. In
tho morning ho visited tlio homo of
Mr. and Mrs, Joo Buchanan of Mor-
rlHfloy cottages and loft, a fine ilniiRh-
tor.   Ho afterwards tlbw across the
camp  and  settled bn  the  house ' of
Mr. apd Mrs. Schope of Coyote street
leaving a daughter there.   Pleased to
report all doing well.   Oh you birdie!
We advise the shlveree   band    to
keep their eyes open ,in the near future, for we hear that a certain individual  is about fro join the noble
army of martyrs.
Soon the midnight walks will cease,
And all the world will be at peace,
For Harry says he'll take a wife
And then he'll-settle down for life.
How'a that, Harry?
John  Prlmble,  a  driver employed
in 1 East mine, met with an accident
to his leg, through being caught between cars  while following his employment on Saturday last.   After being attended to by Dr. Workman he
was removed to Fernie hospital where
hei is reported doing as well as can
be expected.
The manager and brewer of the
Fernie Forte Steele brewery, was
visiting up here on Sunday. The
boys were glad to see you. Come
again soon.
Mrs. Relly Caldwell is occupying
the office stool at Trites Wood store
up hore in the absence of Miss M.
Lowe who~has been indisposed for a
few weeks.
The Frank Rich Company opened a
four nights engagement at the Grand
theatre on Wednesday night. The
company more than fulfilled all the
promises that their advance representative made, previous to their arrival in Fernie. The play that was
used as their opening bill,' "Variety
Isle," proved to be a musical melange
in two acts. The theme was light
and airy, and the costumes-worn by
the company were especially elaborate, while the-scenic and electrical effects left nothing to be desired.
Mr. George A. Burton and Tommy
Bumes are a pair of comedians, that
are really funny. They don't strain
to put their points oyer, but do so in
a thoroughly pleasing and finished
manner. Miss Marjorie -Mandeville,
in addition.to playing one of the principal roles, contributed an acrobatic
specially, that was easily one of the
best we have ever seen here. The entire company is well balanced, and
deserving of unstinted praise. Those
who wish to enjoy a pleasing evening, where humor and laughter are
the predominating features, can not
afford to miss the Frank' Rich Musical Comedy, company. There will be
ladies that-'accompanied the
Michel football team deserve 'credit
for the way they boosted their team.
The new opera house is well under
way and is expected to be finished
for Pay day. • It will be one of the
best opera houses in the Pass.-.   ,
Mr. David Hyslop occupied the pulpit at the Methodist church on Sunday
The band gave an open air concert
to a big audience on Sunday afternoon
on the lot adjoining the Burns market.
(26.) Running jump—Mike Seaman, 1; J. Roski, 2.
(27.) Potato race; IG spuds—J.
Todcrello, 1; H. Haughton, 2; J. Hud-
irna, 3.
(28.) Men's tug of war, 7 aside—
Passburg Italian team, 1; Burmis, 2;
(29.) Broad jump—H. Beard, 1;
H. Haughon, 2.
(30.) Half mile pony race—Glovers
pony, 1; Carson Polly, 2.
(31.) Half mile horse — Jones'
horse, i; Carsons Polly, 2.
(32.) Tag competition—Mary Taylor, 1;  Lizzie
I ior, i;  j-izzie    Magdail,    2;    Bertha
Mr. Mitchell, the real estate' agent{ Knowles, 3
loin«HBt 1,-itr. .--      (33.)  'oAe-half    mile    consolation
race for men—Nat Howless,    1;    J.
Smith, 2; Mike Nimck, 3.
(34.) Consolation for single women
—BesBe Thomas, 1; Sarah Thomas,2!
A. Maryancik, 3.
(35.) Consolation race for boys—
Andrew Sekela, 1; Seve Rice, 2; Oscar Goose, 3.
of Medicine Hat, who was here selling
the Maple Leaf townsite, is in Camp
on business.
Mr .Camerson who has been coal inspector ln this camp for some time
for the C. N. R. has left camp and
gone to Coleman where the C. N. R.
Is taking their coal.
Mr. Harry Campbell journeyed to
Coal Creek to represent Bellevue
Athletic association at the meeting of
the league there.
Polacik,  $1;   p,  Roveri,  50o;   J.  Ru-
baset, ?i.
♦♦♦^•♦♦♦^ <<(►♦♦-
for July lst (Dominion Day)
and come to Bellevue. and
witness the Monster sports
and carnival Watch this
space next week for furrther
$1,000 in PRIZES
P.-M., and the prices will be of the
popular variety, within the reach of
all. The company, will conclude their
engagement on Saturday night, with
a brillant ministrel performance. "The
Rich Ministrel Maids." This one of
the'very best of, the company's offerings. ■ The Chorus , Girl's Contest
will be an added feature on Friday
night. This ls ri novelty offering that
never fails to score a big hit, with
the audience, arid leaves them laughing when the company says goodbye.
Mr. Robert Conley, who has been
visiting at Pincher Creek for some
time, returned to camp on Friday.
It is understood that the Socialist
hall is being fitted up for a moving
picture show.
The people of the Camp were
shocked on Monday when it was
learned that the little four-year old
son of Mr. Janigo while playing with
some other little ones had fallen off
a log and was drowned. When his
little friends gave the alarm the little'
child was nowhere to be seen. The
Mounted- Police have been dragging
the river since the accident, but so
far have failed to locate the body.
Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved parents, Mr. knd Mrs. Janigo.
The regular meeting of*, local 431
was held on Sunday last when the
Scrutiners for the election were
appointed. ~ _*-, A
Mrs. William Straford of Diamond
City was in Camp, visiting her sister,
Mrs. Arthur Amos.
The schools are closed today, it being the King's birthday.
Mr. Johnson, the moving picture
man, has moved. his family to Bellevue. He is occupying the house
belonging to the Dugdale brothers.
Financial Statement of Sports held
at Passbury, May 24th.
Subscriptions received   $447.00
Entrance fees and tags     6G.25
Total to hand  $513.25
Bartlett 'Blairmore Enterprise. .$20.00
Duncan rig hire to Hlllcrest  3.00
Duncan, rig hire to Blairmore  5.50
Duncan, dinner for committee.. .14.00
H. Beard & John Magdail  8.00
llowells stpre   1.65
Kerr Bros  1.75
Postal orders and stamps 75
Football referee   4.00
Phone 0   1.00
Fernie Ledger  3.00
Refreshments, four men, packing lime  '. 50
Express     2.25
Prize Money-
Total expenditures
Total receipts carried forward 513.25
Total expenditures in full  512.15
Total   now   to  hand $1.10
By "Observer."
Thero has boen somo stealing going
on of Into around Bolloviio and some
carpentering tools to tho value of $150
taken from Mr. Wellors carpenter's
shop some time between Saturday
nnd Mondny, The1-police nro on tlio
enso but have fallod so far to enpt-
uro the guilty parties.
Master .loo Newton gnvo n party
to n fow of his young frioiuls on Tncs-
dny lust, his eleventh birthday.
Tho local toam mot Mltchol on
Saturday for the longuo fixture. The
Mlchol team wbn tlio toss nnd with
the wind 'and sun In thoir favor had
things going lively for n timo,. Thoy
managed to score 2 gonls In the first
hnlf and at hnlf time tho score stood
2 -0 <% favor of Mlchol. Tho second half opened, with somo fnst foot-
ball tho Michel boys having tho sun
and wind to contend with. After tho
start of tho second halt Bolloviio floored thoir first goal and that put now
Ufa In tho boys and thoy scorod tho
Hooond goal that evened tho,m. The
winning goal wns got Just flvo mlnti-
ton from timo, tbo gamo ended 3-2 In
favpr of Bollovuo, Thoro was a big
crowd to witness tlio gamo nnd Um
Ilollovuo band wn*s In attendance,
Grand  Theatre
Wednesday and Thursday
JUNK nth ami 12th
Now Jthe
Rage of
T nnri nt*  '
Marvelous Motion Pictures ond New Facts about
one ofthe £re»te*t Hunting Trips of modern times,
A Two-Hour Performance.*   The like of which li.ii
never been teen here,
Graphically de*cribed by an Interesting Lecturer
PRICES t  2flc. HflOOc, All Seats Reserved
From the following financial statement it will be seen that the 24th of
May celebration hore proved an
unqualified success and the .committee
arc to be congratulated on their efforts, Tho support thoy received from
the public must bo very gratifying and
tlio Bocretiiry wIhIiob to express his
appreciation of snme.
Tho following is a list of events
and prlzo winners:
(1.) Hoys' rnco, under C years—
Hugh "Murphy, i; Alfrod Lethorland,
2; Alfrod Noughton, \\.
(2.) filrls' rnco, under 0_ years—
tv'itln Mngdnll, 1; Wvn, Beard, 2; Irene
Knowles, 3.
fill Boys' nice, under 8 years—
Owen Murphy, 1; Joe Muslta, 2; Frank
Kovntch, 3.
(■1,1 (ilrls' race, under 8 years—
•Doris llynn, 1; Alieo Jennings, 2;
Mnry Mottol, 3.
IT,.) Hoys' race, under 10 years-
nob narnhill, 1; Joe Mngdnll, 2: Ml-
olinol Murphy, 3,
(fl.) Girls' rnco, undor 10 yoars—
Ollvo Goodwin, 1; Doris Board, 2;,
Annlo KlncnrltH, R, *■■•.■
(7.) BoyH' rnco, undor 12 yenrs—
Hurry Kindt, 1; Joo Mngdall, 2; Alfrod
llynn, 3.
(8.1 fllrls' rnco, under 12 yours--
Hortlia KiiowIob, 1: Annlo Cawthorno,
22; Lizzie Mngdnll, 3.
(0,1 Hoys' rnco, undor 15 yearn™
T. Knowles, 1; Joo Knowles,* 2; J,
Bomnnolk, 3,
(10.) OlrlH' rnco, undor IG yours—
.Tonga Hamilton, 1i Gladys KnowlflBi 2;
Mnry Konrlclt, 3,
(11.) 100 yard dimh, opon—MIko
Seaman, 1; II, Ilaugbton, 2i ,T. JIohIco,
fl2.) Old moil's race, over fiO years
—.1, Murphy, li Mllto Somnnclk, 2; 1),
Dotibok, H,
03,) Married women's rnco—Mrs.
Konrlck, 1: Mrs, Hpnmnn, 2: Mm.
Mngdall, .1, " ,,,,i
(11.)   Hoot rnco—W. Young, 1; J.
Ti,.,al.(.>,  -,
firo Tn- of wht'for boyi> wAuA
1R yenrH—Homnndk tentn,1.
(Hi,) Single. womnn'R rnco—Mnry
Kuiirlck, 1; iJosho Hamilton, 2; draco
Kotirlok, 3, || *
(17.) 120 yards, miners only—Mike
riiiiriiinii, l; li, ilHiightoii, 22; Hcot.3,
(18,) (Uriu' skipping competition—
Kthot Goose, 1; Johho „ Hamilton, 2;
Dehorn Lol'.borlnnd, 3,
(ID.) 410■ ynnl rnco—II. Hoard, 1;
Mike Seaman, 2.
(20.) Football tournament—Pans-
InivK, I; nurinlB, 2.
(21.) Putting tbo «hot—Xlclt
Muehiiluk, 1. ,, ■
(22.) Ono mllo race—M. Scot, 1;
.T, Daniels. 2.
(23.) Threading neodlo rncri—Mnry
MuRdnll, 1; Mlln Murphy, 2; Miss
Fnbrlnn, 3.
(2«.) Back race, 100 yards—J.
I'ttwW, 1; Mike Heamsn, 2; IX Phillips,
125.) High Jump—Mlko Seftmnn,
i; 3. Roskl, 2.
Contribution   List for 24th    of
Celebration   at   Passbury.
T. Duncan, $50! J. N. Rowell. $15;
"ler, $3; Thos. G.- Harries, $5; A.
Stauclk. $1; H. Heard, $1; J. Twigg,
$2;W. H.., Ouderick, $1; A. Korach,
$1; T. H. Manson, •$!; Frank Allan,
$1; J. Redfern, $1; F. W. Rundle, $1;
,T. Fabian, $3; Stercus, $3; J. Pisony,
$2; T. Kacrmarcik, .$1; M. Kleplten.
$1; J. R. Bell, $10; U. Westos, 50c;
W. E. Woodward, $2; Fort Steele
Brewery, $5; Concert & Smoker,
$!).50; F. M. Rundle. $2; R. Bunkhill,
$2; F, Bowsley, $1; .1. Gamon, $2;
A. Semancik, $3; J. Grafton', $10; J.
D. Thomas, ?5; Al Kyle, $5; Chas.
Tucks, $2; J, M. Carter, $2; "W. C.
Wholesale, $1; J. Magdail, $1; J. Olip-
Mr. Tom Williams, the government mine inspector, was in camp
lase week, making his usual Inspection of the mines hore.
< The I.' C. S. representative, Mr.
Tom Griffiths, was also in camp doing business with some of the boys.
There was a slight accident here on
the C. P. R. railway track the other
day. The '.'derail" was found to act
allright too, for1'' it put a flat car
loaded with rails, also a box containing furniture in tho ditch. Fortunately no one was hurt, and the Cranbrook Auxiliary crew soon had things
in shape again.
Michelites were treated to a lady
baseball  match  last Friday evening,
played  on the football    ground,    al-  ,li6  unveu.
though a few of the ladies seemed in  ■  The local Derby
earnest,    much    fun   was  caused  at [ day, between Mie
some of  their capers;   but oh!   you | Sn tnm n,,f n,,*
!Mr. Alf Baker, the man who "con-
'trolled the weighing machine for the
main line trucks and box cars, loaded
by the, coal company, has .severed his
connection with Michel and gone to
stay at Fernie, where he will join Mrs.
Bob Ilampson, the local grappleer,
went to Pincher Creek last week to
wrestle  a match  with    one    Miller,
late of Seattle.   Bob was too good for.
him but could not win,' for after having his man down  on at least five
different times with his shoulders to
tho mat, he never got one decision,
and after nearly two hours wrestling
the refree declared it a draw.    The
conditions were best two out of three
throws with strangle hold barred, but
Bob thinks they have a different way
of defining the strangle hold in Pincher,   seeing  that  he   was   debarred
from putting his hand on his opponent's neck,' even  at the back.    Our
advice to those concerned at Pincher
is that such "tactics "kills" good sport
Jim Watson, bratticeman and late
full back for Michel, left the camp for
good last week and is residing at Bellevue for the present where he hopes
to help out the football club to win
the cup  and     medals either in the_
leirgue~of~cuirti"er!   Wfiat's the matter
with Coal Creek, Jim?
On Saturday evening last a quiet
wedding took place here, the contracting parties being Miss M. A.
Hall and Joe Travers, of New Town.
Eveu the SMvereo band didn't get
there, so it must have been quiet.
We wish them joy on their new adventure.
On Sunday morning a meeting was
called for contract miners, but judging by the attendance there are very
few contract miners in Michel., Must
all be on company work. Come boys,
it's to your own Interest, to make a
better attendance than that.
' Henry Bridge, tho man that peddles real estate, was In camp this
week. Ifow's business these days,
Harry, It seems tho dentist has been
busy with you.
The output In old No. 3 mine, must
have decreased considerably, seeing
that the Coal Co. have reduced tho
official .staff, three fire bosses going
at once, Work as commenced on the
grading over No. S side to reach the
new prospocts opened up some time
ago, and whero two tunnels are being driven.
comes off on Satur-
Michel and Coal Creek,
so turn out and boost for the boys
in blue.
Last Chance!
Hundreds flock to
People of thii'*! section
.storm  the Sale for bar
Receive The Ledger don't blame us.
Watch the date of the expiration of
your subscription which Is printed on
the -same label containing your address.   tt
Come to the electrify- o
ing finish of the big sale.
hant. $1; T. Martin, $1; J. A. Cullan,
$10; A. Wickstrom, $2; Mr. Ferguson,
$5; S. Benuslk. $1; X. Benosky, ,$1;
M. Lnnurus, $1;  M. Zomero, 50c;  J.
Tarnbas, 50c; D. Connto, 50c; R, Sal-
rndore, $1;  J. Tout, ?2;  X, Nerchut,
50c; J. Micluiluk, $3; S. Magdail, 50c;
AV. Mustekn. $1; M. Somnnclk, $1: M.
Nimck, $2;  .1. Smith, $2.50; G, Rich-
ar'ds, $2; C. Parrotto, $1: G, Mngdall,
$3; ,T, MtiBtoka, 50c; C. Jones, $1; T. j
Richards,  $1;   0.  T,.  Knight,' $1;   M, |
Sekoln, 50c; S, Davies, $1
los, $1:  .1. Houghton. $1;  R, Glover
$2;     S.    Mlrtinlut.    $1;     J.    Klas^
art, $1; A. Gnbora, $1
Arvo, $1; A, Hechor, $1; S.
$1: T. Tioyshon, $1; J, Jossottl, $1;
A. A nil oilo. $1; D. Doffolico, $1; P.
Coloslno, ?1; I;, VendrnsBo, $1; J,
Poclilno, $1; P. nnosp, $1; F. Roski.
$1: II. ninltp. $l; .1. Il, Thomas, $1;
J. Clinmbors, $1; T, Lucas, $1; T,
Castoltno, $1; .1, Cnstollno, $1; J, >VII-
lliinis, $1; T. Coram, $1; A. PhllltpB,
$1; (1, Sninll, $1; F. Doffolico, $I;'S.
Cavsliig, $1; .1. Chivers, $1; I,. Unffln,
$1; W, Molydoun, $1; W, Phllnrchy,
$1; A. Kaffin, $l; -10. Thomas, $1; V.
Raffln, $1; J. KoHtynulk, 50c; F.
Adrlggs, $1; P. Denfono, 50c; D. 1„lswo,
SOb; A, Chain, $1; J. Galcock, $1; A.
Harry, $2; 8. Daniel.■ SOo; J. Roskl,
lli J. Mlcholulk, 50c; A.'ZiiHknr, $1;
If. HtilBh, »1; J, Hudlmo, Ii0r>; 8.
Hokola, r.Oc; 11. Hcoiopl, $1: 1), Plcton,
$2; T. Rortollno, $1; C, Unlskn, »1;
H. HotiRliton,, $1,50; ,1. Jennings, $1;
M, Molytluo, tl; 8, Howard, fl; N,
Howard, $1; check numbers, 10, fiOc;
•IS, r.Oc; 75, fine; IM.'fiOci Ml, Mo;
,'lfl, ftOo; 72, fi0(!{ 15, fiOc; 8S, fine; «,
fipoi .12, 50o; a Frlrind, $30; Frank
Mrjiior storo, $r>; Charley Purrnll, $2;
,G. Ciirnon,'$2; V, Ilurdott, $1; J, Veil-
rick, $l; J, Abellyo, $2; D, Amedo,
r.Oc; .1. Hyron, $22; W. Dorbynlilre,
It; F, Rlelion, $1; F. llordot, $2; M.
Ktiiat, $1; T. Hloui'H, »2; 8. l-'luhor,
$!!; (1. Cotipllthd, $2; II. .TopHfMiv, $2:
,1, Maron, »l;, y, Sclirnnn, **1; \V.
1mm, $I:A, sbniero, 1; 11, Mollis, 1;
A. iJiiyu, J; A. uIkoii, I; .1, Kolus, I;
,J, lUr\u-i: ,*<; .). h\v'fU;la $.; ,1, ,l,i!,i-
i;o, f,1; Davenport Conl Co., HT,; O.
(Johho. $1; .1. Kulosky, fl; *3. JonoBc,
fl; (1. CnntoliiiH, G«c; A. Lntlilmry,
?2; (J, (ircon, fl; Mrs, Dayo, $.<ij Ro-
w.'il K* Cheater. *&: C fllncitc. *V
Utirdier, fl; M. Mcllltclilo, $1; 8, McDonald, V>', D. KnnlB, |1; (j. v„ Yar-
borouKh, $22; A, MeDot^ild, $1.25; J.
Clmniliora, Mie: \V. Scott, $:!;!).
Audlno. $2; 3. 8. Adams,'$2; Q, Har-
barn, $1; O. Pedergtiom. $2; A, Vun«
bery, ft; J. Knblii, $1; .T. Murphy, $l;
,1. M, MK.'olltick, n. V. Gembnla, S0e;
M. 8. ('.. noo; II. Ibirntnlll, $1; A, Mc-
Colhioli, ii; fi. ,1. Irt*wl«, tl; .lumoH
Flmllny. $.'.; <i. Carlo, $l; A, Ilrunett,
fiOc; (\ Vf.-ndrlovo. 2Se; B. PItorelln,
2f.c; (1, Kleckon, r,0e; ,J, OHaxolIn,
$T; 11. AncpAchor. ."'0c; M. Chlnrnrnnl,
r.0e: J. ilMtn, r,0r: M. Ifrbaf, 55c; .?.
ToJiIm, $1: .1. .yopacher. *1: A. £**-»»,
fit 3. Hilly, ft; T. OliiM, BOc; 3.
Poind*, Mc; Mr*. Rudd, $1; ,T. Mc-
fllndrle, $l; M. llomtio, BOc; J, A«.
pachur, SO*: n.   Zahlnlo,   We;    M.
The Michel football team journeyed to Bellevue last Saturday and met
with defeat from last year's champions ,of the league. , There wns a
rumor that the defeat would be something like 10 goals to nil'before the
game started, seeing that Michel had
gone down where Coal Creek had
won 7-0 but the Bellevue team
must have had some thrills and felt
a little out in their calculations when,!
they found the Michel boys leading
2-0 at half time, However, Michel
having to contend with the bright sun
In their faces and also the wind
against them as their opponents, had
in the first half, found themselves
beaten in the end by 3 goals to 2. Both
Michel gonls woro scored by Joe
Littler. Bob Stewart's handling
caused the penalty from' which Dugdale, of Bellevue, converted. It wns
n good gamo throughout, nnd If honors had been evon I twouhl huro boon
a credit to Michel.
On    Sunday    morning  last,  whilo
! trying to give his buggy a good scrub-
T, Know-1 |j|,*,Ki 0(;Cm j„ (]in orcolc, nn uiifortuii-i
! ntn necident neciirrod
! currying
Wo carry a full.lino of
Red Feather & Tartan Canned Goods
Prices Right
Satisfaction guaranteed or money back
The Store the People Own"
Annual Trade exceeds $100,000.  A Live, Full & Ideal Store
DRY GOODS—Everything1 to wear for Women, Children and Men
SHOES—Slater, Lcckie, Amherst, for Men     ".
in tho Rockies,   Made in Northampton and made for Hard Wear.
$1.80 for cash, sizes, 11,12 and 13; $2.00 for "cash, sizes 1, 2, 3, 4..
and 5.
BEDS by the best makers in Canada, complete from $13.50.
nt occurrod.  Tho high tido i NAIRNS Cclobratod Floor Covering's, Linos, etc., from 39c per
ho buggy down iho ntronm.    gquaro yard,
PUREST GROCERIES, handling a car every few weeks,  Alv/ays
: A- | It was lost, Too bad. isn't It, Jim?
Paylco, j Tmrtiig ]list we-olc Win, Wliltohouno
! was acting pit boss In Xo, fl mlnn enst,
] on account of Tom Puiillffo being
lawny for n little vocation, nttondlng
I the convontlon of lliu Knlglilii of
1 Pythias hold in Vancouver.
Wo notico a start Iiiih bor-i) mado
on thn old ruins of thn Into ntoros
which woro doslroyml by flro, tho
dobrlB ls bolng cleared nwnv nnd wp
hopo to seo ore long Iho cnrpi>ntprn
and other workmen busy building up
a now utoro, It Ir badly needed. Mr.
O. Wood of Natal Iiiih the contract
for clonrliiR away tho debrlH, but only
fow men nro ornployod on tho Job na
yot. Dottor Rot a movo on wlilM tho
wcathor Ib good,
TRY A COOLING DRINK—A tin of Persian Shcrbcrt, 25c, 2 gallons
of sparkling, delicious, flavored drink „
Keep the Money in the Pass
The Quality Store9'
»      *
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots
tl\hxm of Hobberlin" Ciothing and also Regal Shoes
, Just, iiirivcd, ni jollier frbipiiient, of
Extra Choice Eating Apples
$1,70 por box
Good Sound flookiruf Apples, $1,50 box
Fresh vcj-rolnblci llireo times a weak.
Strawberries on Saturday
TliolliKliUi 1
Tlio Kijfl.
Wo  llHVt
*"/T ihy ziun
iiraccrk'H Un
Tliu Itiifht 'I'rcntiiiciii,
c.H'ii mul*every timo,
10 per cent,
per cent, ol(
,   i   r.
Phone 25
Victoria St.
Blairmore, Alta. PAGE SIX
Is our Idea of Liberty
a "GiganticHoax?
We Are Ready to Scratch
off your bill any item of lumber not
found just as we represented. There
is no hocus pocus in
This Lumber Business
When you want spruce we do not
Bend, you hemlock. When you buy
first-class lumber we don't slip in a
lot of culls. Those who buy once from
us always come again. Those who
have not yet made our acciualntance
are taking chances they wouldn't encounter if they bought their lumber
— Dealers in —
Lumber,   Lath,   Shingles,   Sash   arid
Doors.     SPECIALTIES—Mouldings,
Turnings, Brackets, and Detail Work
OFFICE AND YARD—McPherson ave.
Opposite G. N. Depot.   P.O. Box 22,
Phone 23.
Bar Unexcelled
All White Help
Call in and
see us once
COAL mining rlgbtB of the Dominion, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, tho Yukon Territory, the North
West Territories anil In a portion of
the Province of British'. Columbia, may
bo leased for a torm of twenty-ono
years ar. an annual rental of $1 an acre.
Not moro than R.5G0 acres wil be leasea
to ono applicant,
Application for a lease must bo made
by tlio applicant ln p'orson to the
Agent or Huli-Agont of the, distriot In
which t.li" rights appllod for aro situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
Oi'tM-rliifil l,y Fi'i'iluim, nr legal sub-dlvl-
hIoiih of sections, and ln unsurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out by the applicant blmsolf.
Kach aplloutton must bo accompanied
by a fee ot ID which will bo refunded If
the rights applied for are not available,
but not otherwise, A royalty iilmll bo
paid on tbo 'merchantable output of tho
mino at the rate of five conts por ton.
The person operating tho mine shall
furnish tho Agent with sworn returns
accounting for tho full quantity of merchantable coal inlnad an dpay the royalty thereon, If tho coal mining
rights are not being operated, snob
returns should bo furnished at least
tint*, a yi'ar.
The lonso will Include tbo coal mining
rights only, but the [(issue may be permitted to purclmso whatever available
suiiucu rights may be couxlduml no-
en-unary "for tho working of tho mine
ut the into of |10,00 an aero, ,
Por full Information application
Hhould bo mnde to tho Heorotary of the
Doparttnont of the Interior, Ottawa, or
to any Agent or Hub-Agent ot Dominion Lands,      ■ " ■
-.    W, W. Oory,
Deputy Mlnliitor of tlio interims
N.Il—Unauthorised publication of this
advertisement will not bo mild fnr.
Office: Johnstone and Falconer Block
(Above !iJlcttBikU'a Drug Store)
Phono 121
Hour»! 8.30 to 1 • 2 to 5,
HoBidonee: 21, Victoria Avenue.
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary, etc,
Offices! Eektteln Building,
A member of the British parliament
who has been investigating conditions
in the United States, has reached the
conclusion that "the idea of-liberty In
the United States Is a gigantic hoax."
The statue of liberty greeting "the new
arrival to our shores, Is characterized
by him as a joke. He tells us that
"social conditions in the eastern part
of the United States are more backward than in any country I have ever
visited." It is the conviction of the
English statesman that the -United
States is. on the verge of a violent' revolution.
It is probably true that there is no
civilized people that aro less free than
the American people, There is no
government in which the rights of the
minority are as carefully secured by
constitutional provision and legal enactment as In the government of the
United States and tho states ot which
It is formed, and no country in which
the rights of n protesting minority
find less consideration at the hands of
the dominant forces in our social and
political life than in the United States.
The breakdown of what Macauley
sneered at as "paper guarantees," "all
wind and no sail," has not come as he
apprehended through the despoiling of
the rich by the poor und the exalting
ot 'the mob." Thc constitution ancl
tho laws are ridden down.by those in
whose very interests they were created and who ultimately have the most
to lose through appeal to force, to violence and disorder.
AVe shall quote from the dissenting
opinion of a justice of the supreme
court, of West Virginia in protesting
against tho overthrow of constitutional government and civil law by the
mine owners and their-allied capitalistic interests:
"Is it not a spectacle for the notico
of a people who rest their liberties on
our form of constitutional, government
that ih one of the states of the union
a section thereof is given over to an
independent military rule, which admits no power of the civil courts to
enter, and which claims cogiis«inco as
against all found therein of every imaginable accusation from' mere words
spoken to perjury or murder?'
Does' the peaceful mountain farmoj-l
residing therein realize thai he is subject not t;, tlu' civil law bat to tho will
o?  p.   milit iry  commando*;   who   may
against him? Do citizens "of this re-
publ'c "passing through [Slmt district
on one of llie great trdnscontinenial
lines of railway, realizo that for a
timo to say that' a majority of this
court has held that such authority
exists. Tho majority has held (hat
martial law—the law and usage of
public war—can and does exist in that
district. Then that martial law
"overrides and suppresses all existing civil laws, civil officers and civil
authorities, by the arbitrary exercise
of military power; and every citizen or
subject, in otiier words, tho entbo
population of tho country, within tho
confines of its power, is subject to tho
moro will or caprlco of tho commander, He holds, tho lives, liberty nnd property of all in the palm of his hand.
Martial law is regain led by no known
or established system or codo of lawn,
aB It is ovor and above nil of thorn.
Tho commander ls tho legislator,
judge anil.oxocullonor." In ro Egnn,
5 Dlatch. 321.
"The persistency with which a military rulo heretofore unknown has
boon sanctioned, has demanded this
socond protest on my part. Unfortunate „Indeed ls tlio generation that
forgotteth tho memories of Its fathers."
Thero is no civilized government In
the world undor which such a state of
affairs could oxlst nil now exists In
West Virginia. To find n parallel
wo should neod go to Darkest Russia.
Tho farcical nntiivo of "our llbor-
tins' Is' omphiiBlssod wlionovor thoro ir,
a olftBh botwoon tlm workors and the
dominant capltnllBt class. Present-
day capitalism, which Is tho child of
liberty, llko many nnothn'r wenror of
cho purplo emerged from a humble un-
costry, Ih forgetful, of Its post. It
would out-Nero Nnro to retain Its
privileges and powor. Tbo spirit
which nnlhintos It Is tho Hpirit which
animated the nliiv,i owning oligarchy
and Its "doiiRhfncod" dependents.
They liangoi) and thoy mobbed, tlmy
persecuted nnd destroyed, thoy mado n
mockery of tho constitution nnd the
laws,     They ran thoir courflo.   Tlwy
took up the sword and they perished
by the sword."
No privileged class ever yet in the
history of the world has been able to
overcome the masses of the people.
The workers are.the one enduring
fact.in the annals ot the human race.
Kingdoms have arisen, mighty empires
have held sway and fallen, great cities
have been builded, where industry and
civilization flourished, and have disappeared. Dynasties have come and
gone. Great families havo ruled with
iron hand and passed away. But the
mighty river of human life coursing
through the viens of the masses ever
has flowed on unchecked.
Whatever may happen to the American republic, whatever turn our civilization may tako, whether wo shall be
plunged'backward by internal strife
and violence and destruction-or shall
go forward in the paths of peace to
new and greater achievements, to the
masses will come the ultimate victory.
For In the simple annals of the poor,
timo is a negligible factor.
Democracy ever is In the forge. Tho
blows that it receives do not destroy
—they serve rather to temper, to fashion aiid refine it.—The Milwaukee
When a' wage-earner is " torn to
pieces by a piece of defective machinery, smothered' and .burned to
death in a coal mine, operated in violation of the B." C. Coal Mines Regulation Act,, crushed to death by a
cave-in,-, or lneets'violent death in
the hundred and one ways peculiar
to the modern industrial world, the
daily press, especially The Province,
usually finds' room for two or three
lines to chronicle the event in some
obscure corner' next to a quack medicine advt. '.
But when one policeman meets death
there' Is scarcely enough equipment
in the printorial department to scare-
line the event. The editorial reflex
also immediately shifts from "the
risks of capital" to the "hazardous
risks" assumed by thoso responsible
for the "preservation of law and order," consisting mostly of jailing innocents for daring to resent orders to
"move on,' helpless drunks, unemployed "without visible means of- support,' or suppressing free speech and
clubbing strikers.
* No sensible person will condone the
shooting of even a policeman, If they
act with any degree of decency. But
just why tl?o violent death of a po-
liceman should occasion any more
furore thin that of, hundreds v*. hlch
take place in the industrial world in
Canada every month is plain only to
those who understand the class nature of governmental machinery.—B.
C. Federationist.
"Labor has been the.underdog too
long. It is time that the,; men and
women of labor were up and doing. It
is time that they were taking Intelligent steps to get together. The hour
of awakening is here. Those who
rule the world fear this awakening.
They know their days of power are
numbered the moment the workers
unite. To destroy, that spirit of unity
the cunning servants of" the capitalists will resort to any-means, fair or
foul. The press of the day Is pretty
much at their command. They can
use it to spread the seed of- dissen-
tion in the ranks of labor. They have
an army of professional hirelings that
they use to fool and befuddle the
workers. It. is high time that the
workers ceased to allow themselves
16 be swayed by such means.   It Is
high.time that the workers began to
seek their information in their own
press instead of depending upon the
poison and, falsehood dished out- to
them in the press controlled by.interests that desire to keep labor ignorant, helpless . and, above all things
else, divided."  ."
London, Ont., Medical Superintendent
" of Tuberculosis Sanitarium, Says
Frledmann Cure Haa No Results
LONDON, Ont.,June 3.—"The Fried-
mann cure had no effect one way or
the other, so far,-I have observed. I
have not noticed that the serum has
accelerated the disease; in fact, I
don't think it has, nor has It proved
of any benefit to the patients."
The above statement was made by,
Dr. Ross; medical„ superintendent of_'•'
the'Bryon sanitarium,- yesterday, in
discussing the charge made by Dr..
O'Connell of < New York," .who maintained that the serum had aggravated-
tuberculosis.- X -A A '" "
, "Our patients at the sanitarium
have done well,"*he said.1 "They.were
doing well before Dr. Frledmann came
and have continued to improve. I
attribute the progress, not to Frledmann, but to the treatment they have
received before and after the injections. I understand that -some of the
patien£3 not under,my control have
done well, but I have no definite, information on that subject."   .
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The' following questions were set before candidates at the recent examination held in the province of Alberta
under the coal mine act, May 22, 1913.
Candidates must obtain GO "per
cent of the allotted marks to pass.
Paper,. No. 1, time—one and a half
1. State fully what are the qualifications and duties of (a) a fire boss
and (b) a shot, lighter as laid down
by the Coai Minos Act. (14)
2. What are the provisions of the
Coal" Mines Act regarding— „
(a) Fencing of machinery?
(b) Boilers?
•  (c) Ventilation? ,     (12)
- 3. State fully the provisions of the
Coal Mines Act respecting'the care
and-handllng of explosives. (IG)
4. State the provisions of the Coal
Mines Act respecting the employment
-of—persons,  !A n)
4. State the provisions of the Coal
Mines Act with reference to safety
lamps. (14)
C. Whnt report books are required
by the general rules to be kept at a.
mine? Explain clearly, the purpose
for which tbey are used and what
entries should be mado in them.   (12)
7, What are the provisions of the
Coal Mines Act respecting man-holes
on underground roads? (12)
8. "What are the provisions of the
Coal Mines Act regarding ambulances? (10)
1. I Iow would you as fire boss proceed to make nn examination of a
mino and its equipment with a view
to securing the greatest efficiency and
safety of operation. <10)
2.. What Is a regulator and when
can it be used o advantage ln a mine?
3, If an explosion occurred in a
safoty lamp or if tho lamp should
suddenly fill with flume, what would
you do to Insure safety? (8)
4, Sketch and doserlbo some form
of safely lamp with which you aro
familiar and dlscusB tlio advantages
of having safety lamps fitted with internal ignltors, (10)
!"*. WJint nro tho causos of mino
fires? Explain how a flro may occur
in a mine spontaneously and what
'means' you would employ to provent
this, or, If started, how would you ex-
lliiKiilsh It with safoty to tho mon employed? (8)
G, Spoclfy tho conditions thnt mu«t
bo fulfilled In ordor to secure good
ventilation In a mino employing a
largo numbor of rtion. Why Is tho ventilation of n mine nocossary?       (7)
7. Explain tho principle, of tho
safoty lamp also what regulations you
would"-adopt for the uso of safoty
lamps ln mines. (0)
8, DoRcrlbo tho action of tho flauin
of n safoty lamp wlion exposed to tho
different boroh found in coal mines.
" ; . (8)
fl. Describe fully tlio anemometer
and wntor kiwko nnd say for what purpose each Ih used ln mino ventilation,
10, An airway 1400 feet long In 8
foot high by io foot wldo,, What Is
tho rubbing surface? (fl)
11, In n mino vontllntotl by ono
continuous curront of air, what would
bo the effect of apllttlPR' tbo curront
Into sovoral splits? Explain how It
cjitii bn dono and why mioli romilt l«
obtained (8)
12, Mnko a nent sketch ot a district
of n mine with which you nro familiar.   Hhpw by arrows the courso of
tllti   VOItUiatfull   HUUilt.iti  U|*   Hit:   pitAi*
lions of all dooi-s, brattleoH, etc.    (12)
• 1,   Discuss tho rolntlvo advantage
M,,'i  iiti.t,t1vrirtt<*t*(i nf—
(a) naked lights in mlnoa,
(b) mixed llshts,
(c) safety lamps, „   (9)
2. Doserlbo fully tlio clilnf noxious
gases met with In mlnos in the J'rov-
Incet In what percentage la each
danKeroua to human life and bow
much would test for the presence of
cacb in a mlnof (12)
8, If you found an nceomulnllon of
fire-damp at tho face Ht a placo ln
the rf*« fe-ctfon of *toop and room
workings, describe with sketches bow
you would proceed to remove It and
state tbo precautions you would adopt
bofoio doluu no. (91
., 4.  Write a clear account of the oc
eurrence o( flro-dump tn mines In (a)
the Lethbridge District and (b) the
Crow's Nest Pass District. Point out.
the sources from which it may be
given off and the' ways in which it
may occur.'- Explain the importance
of tliis as far as the working of the
mine is concerned. (10)
,5. State in detail what you would
do to remove or reduce to a minimum
the dangers due to coal dust.        (7)
6. What precautionary methods
would you adopt to prevent loss of
life in mines where sudden outbursts
of gas occur? (8)-
7. Why is shot-firing in main roads
dangerous and what precautions are
necessary in doing so? (6)
8. Name the constituents of some
high explosives, explain in what'way it
differs from black powder.; and under
what conditions would you advocate
its use in preference to black powder? (8)
9. Sketch and describe how you
would ventilate'a level tunnel 12 feet
wide-and 7 feet high to be driven
1800 feet through strata where out-
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bursts of gas are linble to be' met with
How' would you deal with blowers of
gas In-the intake at intervals along
the tunnel? , (10)
10. What effect will a sudden fall
of the barometer cause on the ventilation of a mine? _ (G)
11. Sate the difficulties fo be overcome in removing huge quantities of
black damp from a section of workings. -     (7)'
12. Describe fully tho process of firing shots In a dry and dusty mine by
means of the eloctrlc battery. State
what explosive you would use and also
give a description of the principle and
action of tho battery you would uso.
1. How would you secure the
snfety of workmen who have to trav-
orso haulage roads to and from their
working places whilst tho machinery
is In motion?    - (8)
2. Describe with sketches tho more
Important methods of supporting the
roof and sidos ot main haulage roads,
Stato which method you'profor and
give roasons,     - (10)
3. Stato from your own oxporlonco
tho offeets produced on tho roof, coal
and tlmbors as tho results of Imperfect packing In long wall working.
How doos this offoot tho safoty of
workmen employed at*»the face? (9)
."■■I, Describe tlio Flouss Mine Rescue
Apparatus and stato what oxporlonco
<you havo had with It. '■■„ (1.2)
Ei, Doserlbo with sketches how you
would oxtract pillars In stoop and
room workings with a fairly good roof
nnd stato what aro tho chief .points to
bo aimed at and what to be avoided In
ordor tbat as llttlo coal and tlmbor
mny bo lost as possible. (10)
(I. Skotch and describe tho various
modes you nro familiar with of sotting timber both ln stoop and room
and along wall'.workings and undor
what clroiiniBtnncoB you would prefer one niodo to another. (10)
7. DoHorlbo (lie 'motion of eroding
brnttleo partitions with which you are
acquainted and tho olrciunBtnncos, In
which each Is applicable (7)
8, Doserlbo with a skotch an nr-
rnngemont for lowering cars from
six landing!! on a road with nn Inclination nf 1 In 8 by moans of a back balance (H)
0. Sketch nnd doserlbo the different methods with n^lilcl; you aro
ncqunliitod of attaching mluo cars to
an ondloHH ropo and nnrtpr what clr-
cumBtunccs each may bo appllod to
most advantage (7)
10,     lA.'iSUIllMJ   IIIU   IllfUlUII   Ul    ill)lit*
hia ul Jj.li* .■jjJjii.' ni wlilfh yem nre employed giving a section of the seam
with 4 to fl foot of roof and pavement.
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11. What precautions would you
adopt to prevent' flros In mines in
tho llgnlto Held? \»
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~Lo sciopero minerario di Vancouver
Island, B. C, non 6 ancora cessato. I
minatori continuano' a lottare con
gagliardia e con risoluta pertlnacia,
decisi a non tornare a lavoro se le
compagnie non si decldono a render
loro giustizia, ad aumentar-e le mlsere
loro paghe, ,a riconoscere la loro unione ed a concedere migliori condizjonl
di lavoro.
I cagnotti e gli sbirri delle compagnie intanto seguitano a commet-
tere ogni genere di sevizie, di soprusl
e d'infamie, e a mezzo della Btampa
prezzolata, falsa e bugiarda,. con pro-
messe senza termlne e coll'assicurazio-
ne che lo sciopere 6 ormal cessato,
continuano ad arruolar crumirl.
Compagni lavoratori, se non voleto
perdere la vostra Hberta, se non vol-
ete dlvenlre schiavl, so non .volote
perdere la vostra dlgnita d'liomini.
state lontani da questo Distretto,
<*ove II capitalismo impera, dove lo
sfrutta-menta piu vergognoso ■§ gene-
rale. Fra qualche giorno 'saranno
publlcati sul giornall del Canada e
degli Stati Uniti 1 nomi dl tutti I
crumiri ed a tutte le locall ne verra
invlata una copit, onde tutti sapplano
chi sono I traditori della causa operate.
La lotta 8 aspra e forse durera
molto tempo ancora; ma la speranza
di una ■ decisiva vittoria alberga nei
curoi di questi forti scioperanti.  '
Lettori ed amici tutti! Aiuta teel
nell'ardun* ed imparl lotta collo star
lontani, sino a che dura. Io sciopero, da
Vancouver Island, B. C.!
Organizzatore U. M. W. A.
I minatori appartenenti alia United
Mine Workers ed addetti ai lavorl dl
parecchie miniere della Reading Coal
and Iron Company nel distretto di
Shamokin, Pa., decisero In una recente
munione-dl unirsl e bloccare tutte le
vie che portant alle miniere, e cio'
alio scopo di impedire il passaggio a
tutti <juei minatori che vogliono an-
dare a lavorare. In tal modo essi
tenteranno di sapere da ogni mina-
tore se appartlene o no all'unlone, se
5 in "fegola col pagamentl mensill e so
Intende pagare nel caso che si trova
inwirretrato. Quelll clie non apparten-
gano all'unlone, saranno castrettl ad
Iscriversl' ad essa o ad abbandonare
le miniere, altrimenti gli unionistl
contlnueranno a restare in iscioporo.
I minatori di Merrltt, B. C„ hanno
lasclato il lavoro perchS da tre o
quattro mesl non venivano pagati. II
padrone delle miniere, Intanto, ■§ an-
dato all'Est per "affari."
200 A rmed Guards
Flee Jersey Strike
Large Airy Rooms &
Good Board
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List of Locals District 18
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SEC. and P.O. ADDRRE88
b\ Wboatloy, nnnhhend, Alta. <
Wm. Uivvib, Hoaver Crock, via*Pincher, Altn.
Jroiob »urke„ Uox 3C, Uellevuo Alia.
, W, h, tii am, UJalraore, Alta.
n»rm!a.  T, G, Itnrrloa, rasHburg. Alta.
'.Cntb'ondAlo;..;,,,.,.. J. Mitchell, Carbondale, CoWitnnn, A1U.
C*ukw«t*»  N. U. 'lbnc-MiK, Hftiimoro, Altn.
Colomnn ,,,,,......., \V. (Irofcom, Coleman, Alta.
Corbin  J, JonoB, CorWn, n. C.
Chinook Mlnoi  W. n. HurIum, Chinook, vin Diamond City, Alt,
Diamond City........ J. B. thornhlll, Diamond City, Lothbrldgo.
Pernio  Tho«. Uphill, Pernio, B. C.
Frank.,.......,,,.... Vlvnn Morgan, Frank, Alta.
Hoiwer  W, Baldoratonn, Hoamor, D. C.
Hlllerest  3nn, Gordon, Hlllcrest, AJto.
l*thbrldgo ....I* Moore, 1731 Sixth Avanue, N. Lethbridge,
Lehbridgo Colllsrlci.. Frank Barrlngham, Coaihurat, A1U.
Maple Leaf............ T. 0. Harriet, Paaabnr*. Altn.
Michel n ...',... M. Barren, Michel, B, C,
Monarch Mine. .'. Wn.llfnd, Blean P. O., TaW, All*.
Patellar* A..... *. O. ft unto*, Pnnahnrg;, Attn.
lloya! View  dec So tl*», Royal Collieries iMhbrtdf e, Alt*
Tuber A Pattoraon, Taber, Alta,
Tvo hundred .armed guards marched ■ out'of Wharton, N. J., last night
after ono day's strike duty.
• They made no secret of the reason
for their departure. They, were
'scared stiff,' as one of them expressed it, at their reception at the hands
of the mine strikers'in Mount Hope
and the strike sympathizers in Wharton.
"We won't fight dynamite," said oue
of the departing guards.
They marched . into. Morristown,
boarded a train and went back to Ne-
warirand Paterson, whence they came.
Twelve New York detectives remained behind, the sole guards of the property of the Empire Steel and Iron
Works mine In Mount Hope and the
.four mile track of the Mount Hope
Mineral railroad. '       ■__*-	
SBerlff'Gifien of Morris- county
washed his hands of the whole affair,
saying he had passed it up to the Governor, and militia had not been forthcoming. Morris county folk in the
last ■ seven weeks have been ' pretty
well broken to warfare, but last night
the prospect seemed more threatening than ever before.
The sheriff last night placed a force
of deputies on guard, at the county
jail, following rumors that an attempt would be made to free strikers
under arrest. Each deputy was armed with a' shotguns, with Instructions
to uso If necessary. Strikers began
drifting Into Morristown lust night.
They said thoy came merely to be
present at tho trial of the strikers today, but Sheriff Glllen was not' satisfied with their explanation.
Hocently Now Jersey got another
tnsto of violence ln tho Paterson slllc
strlko. Strikers dynamited the home
of a strlko-brciikor ln Hnckensnck. No
ono was Injured, and no groat amount
of diunngo was done, hut tho event enlivened tho day for Robert N. Heath,
under-sheriff, and took his mind from
tho work of guarding tho Erie rail-
rond, wlioro two attempts havo boon
made to wreck pnssengor trains.
Strikers Battle Guards
Thoro ls a different tomper to affairs In Morris county, however,
Wlioro In Paterson tho vlolonco had
boon socrot In tho mnln—bomb-throwing nnd attomptB at train wrecking
and boating up a lone Btrlko-broalcor
< horo nnd there—In tho.miners' strike,
thp conflict la opon,
A pitched bnttlo enrly yostorday, In
which nbout 1,000 shots woro fired,
six private dotoetlvou woundod nnd
uovon strlkorn mado prisoners, preceded tho rotront of tho ftimrda todny.
Tho work of gunrdlng tho lino of tho
Mount Hopo nnllrond hnd booh turned ovor to J. TF, O'Urlon, hond of n
Pfltowon Btrllto dotoctlyo ngoncy, A
daaon mon from a Now York nRoncy
liroloctod tlio main works of tho company.
It wns tlio proiionco of those nllon
mon, sworn in n opooinl deputy
sheriffs nm) armed for duty, thnt on-
rngod not only tho 200 strikers but
hundreds of othors In Wlmrton nnd
surrounding towns, Frequent h-ushoH
botwoon tlio guards nnd tho strlko
sympathisers strongthonod tho ani-
tiiu«Uj. i-UBicway mo strikers bo-
1,','ui iiwillun HyiiuuiUv,
Mono of tho guards was injured by
Hila, hut It1'broke their Mrito. Y<*-
tnrdny, nftor thn night's bnttlo, ono
hundred of tho men woro brought in
•f«",7.'»;   Vl'w.J.i, iij*,,     1--J.    Ji-vXTrftUl^Jl  *  Sltlll
lodged In a hall thero,
Withdraws Qunrd. '!i
O'Brien, who hnd maintained all
along thnt ho was nhlo t6 koop the
mino roglon qulot, nnd that ho would
break thc Htrlko in four dnys, explained tho fono was to be held In Morristown u* o wservft, and tho hundred
men still In the mine district would
kwp things In order until 200 moro
mon would be kept on duly at the
mines all tho time, working In four
Hut yeatecday iio* iM who hsd \>**o
left at tbe mine joined the detachment
In Morristown.   O'llrlon held a con
sultation with all, the men. Then he
called up Wilbur Sadler,' adjutant general of the New Jersey militia, who
had been investigating conditions in
the mine regions, and announced he
was through. Soon afterward he withdrew with his men.
The local authorities of Wharton
have maintained all along if the mine
guards were removed there would be
no trouble. Sheriff Gillen has insisted troops be called. Sadler reported
to Governor Fielder he did not think
they were needed. The situation now
seems to be that the Wharton author-
it.es will be given a chance to make
good their statements before the
troops are called out.
Shots Fired in Night Battle.
Yesterday's battle was brought
O'Brien's lieutenants, led a party of
fifty guards, all sworn in as special
deputy sheriffs, took possession
Thursday night of what remains of a
locomotive and passenger coach,
wrecked on the railroad about a mile
from Wharton, last Tuesday.
Shortly after midnight an attack
iwas begun on this force. It lasted
until daylight, volley after volley being fired by the strikers, who were
aided by other Wharton citizens. The
presence of the paid guards excited
great animosity throughout'the country side, and hundreds who had no
direct interest nn the mine troublo
joined In the fight. Sovoral dynamite1
explosions occurred.
■Most of the bullets wont wild, as the
guards remained In dnrknoss and hidden In tho wreck of • tho passenger
coach, offered a scant target for the
marksmanship of Ihe invading forco,
Ono of the deputies, J. A, Brnuman,
was shot ln thn face, Ho probably
will lose his eye-sight. Five othors
woro hurt less seriously.
The full extent of the dnninge dono
to tho opposing form could not be
learned, hut It Is thought several
wounded strlkors woro carried awny
hy thoir. friends. Six wounded strlkors nnd thn six gunrds nro patients In
All Souls' Hospital In Morrlatown.
Dynamite on Prisoner.
Tho strlkors who wore captured
woro brought to Morristown also,
Thoy registered as 0, II. Wilson,
nanlol Mnhitr, William Sml.thi'William
I'ulm-or, John Dnrcy, Michael ..Acuta
and Goorgo NoyoB,   Palmer, tho depu-
him" when he was arrested. .Noyes;
they say; had a loaded revolver. All
were held to the Grand Jury.        ■J ..
After several hours of fighting the
guards left the wreck and returned to
Mount Hope, followed by a jerring
mob, which included a hundred or
more women and girls.
The Hackensack dynamiting was in
No. 35, Bergen avenue, the home of
Herman Plutting, a foreman in'Hthe
Cramer & King silk mills, In Paterson. Hutting had received a number
of threats following his refusal to quit
with the other workers.
Hutting, his wife and their seven
children were asleep early yesterday
when an explosion tore off the porch
of tlieir home. A fence 200 feet away
was .struck by a piece of flying rock,
but the damage to the house' itself
was not great, and no one Inside was
Besides investigating the dynam'.t-
'ng, Under Sheriff Heath is continuing
hi? search for the men who attempL-
ed to halt an Erie passenger train in
a cut between Rutherford and Carlton
hills Thursday night by throwing
rocks down on it.—New York Press.
The above story is taken from the
columns of the New York Press and
shows that industrial conditions at
Wharton, New Jersey, have become
so unbearable .that men who have
borne outrage and insult have arose
in rebellion against the brutal thugs
imported by a mining corporation.
The mining company, through a
detective agency, equipped a private
army made up of convicts and criminals, gathered from the "bad lands"
of New Jersey and Xew York, and
these armed Hessians were brought
to Wharton with the understanding
that they were licensed to commit any'
outrage that might awe or intimidate
men who were waging a fight for a
shorter work day and ■ an Increase in
The strikers were patient, and for
a time bore in silence the criminal
conduct of lawless blackguards, who
were recruited and paid by a mining
corporation to break a strike. But
strikers can be driven to a. point
where "patience ceases to be a virtue," and the thugs imported >to Wharton, discovered that men battling for
a living wage can be aroused to defend themselves against the infamies
of a mob instructed to kill to maintain
the supremacy of industrial tyrants.—
Mine Workers Journal.
To all Trades Unions, Central Labor Bodies, Building Trades Councils, District and Allied Councils in
British Columbia.
Friends  and .Fellow-Workers:
As you are no doubt aware all'the
coal mines on Vancouver Island are
tied up as the result of a decision arrived at on May Day by the workers
of the several mines comprising District 28, United Mine Workers of
America. Not a pound of coal is being produced on the Island, except
what little is being dug by several
hundred orientals, assisted by a hand-
iul of whlto strike breakers. The
miners are asking for a conference
between tho mine operators and representatives of their unions. So far
the managements have arrogantly refused, claiming It as their right to
deal with the minors as they think
fit. It is hardly necessary to say that
the miners have been forced to adopt
their present attitude as a measure
of self-defence, as their right to be
organized, and consequently* tlieir
chance of enjoying living conditions
at their employment were nt stake.
The fight now in progress on this Island concerns not .only the men immediately affected, but every breadwinner and wage-worker, in the Province. The miners are fighting our
battle. They are making sacrifices
for all the rest of the workers of the
Province. Their defeat would seriously affect the prospects of organized
labor in British Columbia.
With this aspect of the present
strike in view and moved by a desire
to show our appreciation of the splendid solidarity exemplified by these
brave men and women involved in
this,fierce struggle, I recommend and
urge that the earliest opportunity be
taken by each organization, to adopt
resolutions, expressing sympathy with
the strikers and calling on the government to exert its influence and authority in bringing pressure to bear on
the mine owners to meet representatives of the organizations of the strikers,   for   the   purpose  of  discussing
At a recent meeting of the Indiana Mining Institute, a paper on
mine accidents by Mine Inspector F.
J. Pierce was presented, in the course
of which the author said: Every
one Interested in the coal mining industry and particularly those having
the life, limb and health of themselves,^ as well as others in tlieir
keeping, should be deeply concerned
in the cause of mine accidents and
the best means to prevent them. Heretofore our main interest has been centered in exploiting our enormous coal
resources. We have exceeded in this
beyond our highest hopes and expectations. Competition, however, has
been keen and as a result safety in
operation has not been as important
a factor as it should have been. The
enormous loss of life in coal mines In
the United States has brought us to
our senses. For convenience let us
classify mine accidents as occurring
under two heads—avoidable- and unavoidable. Tho unavoidable accidents
are those which occur through errors
of Judgment. The avoidable accidents
aro those thnt are the result of ignorance and carelessness, or, where the
risk is taken with a full and complete knowledge of the result that ls
liable to occur, and against the better
judgment of the party taking it. This
is one of the fruitful causes of the accidents in mines and cannot be effectively dealt with by any legislation.
The man most responsible for the
safety of the mine, instead of looking
after the getting out of the coal,
should be spending his time looking
after the working places in the interior of the mine. Too much has
been taken for granted in the past,
and the penalty has been severe. Very
much stricter discipline and a closer
supervision of the working places if
very essential in the cl'mation ol
avoidable mine accidents.—Science
and Art of Mining.
Over three years ago the cigarmak-
ers of Peoria, 111., entered into negotiations for an adjustment of the scale.
The scale at that time had been in
force for nearly eighteen years, and
no material change had been made,
although there had been innumerable
bases of agreement, copies of such re-J changes in the conditions under which
A man is born into the. world.
develops  physically, 'acquires a	
to his opportunity and according to
his opportunity and pre-natal endowments. He comes in one way or another by a certain' smattering of
knowledge. When he gets somewhere
near maturity, if he be of the pro-
pertyless class, gifted only with his
muscles and his brains, he becomes a
worker—a wage-worker, or a wage-
slave. But always as a producer ho
produces far in excess of his own
needs. The surplus value he creates
Is appropriated, in a "complex fashion
to be sure, but nevertheless it Is
wrested from him, and passes into "the
modern ways that has built up the
most comprehensive scheme of getting something for nothing that the
world has ever seen.
And they sit in tho places of power,
and despise the doers of the earths
work. And when the worker who hns
spent the strength of his sinews and
the best of IiIb.brain In producing
much that he may securo a little,
when he is no longor capable of
producing n surplus to lm appropriated, what hummus to hhnV Ho goes
ou tho scrap lump, llu cnn starve or
nks out. his miserable cxIhIohco on
bitter bread nf precarious charity. If
he becomes diseased, an some of them
do, ho goes Into the discard, and although of his activities ns a worker
he may have created a thousandfold
the vnliioof what ho Hns consumed,'it
liiakOH no dlh'eronco, ho Is no longer
n profitable slave* "To ..Hell with
liliu."—Popular Magazine.
solutions should be forwarded to the
government and to your respective
31. P. P. Small, demanding them to
wake, up and use their influence with
the government.
Trusing you will attend to this at
once, I am,
Sincerely yours,
the cigarrnakers worked. - Tho new '
agreement, containing the new scale
and the better conditions, was presented to all of the manufacturers, most
of whom signed up, but one firm refused to agree. Of course, the union
men struck against this firm, and.
now, after having been manufacturing
non-union cigars for three years, the
firm has entered into an agreement^
the advanced   scale
• According to advance proof sheets
of government satistics (the figures
in which are subject to correction),
the largest coal production of any
county In England for the past yoar
was for Yorkshire with 38,491,000
tons. Durham was second In p'roduc-
ion with 37,890,000 tons: Glamorgan
was third, with 33,727,000 tons. Northumberland produced 13,381,000 toni.   ,
Each of these districts showed a
decrease In yield from the previous
year, due, of courso;- to tho strlko, but
this falling off Is less than might b2
expected when the duration of the
stoppage is bourne In mind.
The number of miners In Yorkshire
slightly exceeds 1G1.700; Durham
hns 109,000 and Glamorgan hns ovor
151,700 minors.
"Union, paying
and   employing
members of the Cigarrnakers' Union
only. An Interesting Incident of this
long strike is that when the strike
first occurred quite a body of cigar-
makers were employed, but at the settlement only one-fifth of the original
number was .employed by the firm
slgnifig the agreement.
"Recognizing that all will not be of
one mind in tho management of the
business affairs of tho union, It Is
agreed and made mandatory In tho
laws of the organization that tho ma-,
jorlty rule. It is therefore becoming
of every member to peacefully abide
by tho will of tho majority and per-
form his full duty under such recrees,
In older that tlio purposes may bo realized to tho fullest oxtont."
Receive The Ledger don't blame ua.
Watch the date of the expiration of
your subscription wliich is printed on
the same label containing your ad-
los any, had two sticks of dynamlto on /dress,
Cemetery Notice
I'm'sonN wisliin-ir lliuir kits in (> met fry kept in
prom*! condition I'm- llie season, nl n reiisoiinlilt*
clinviro, ciin limb- iirriuigi.'nionts willi the undcr-
Funeral Directors
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FERNIE        :: :: ::
Young Man, Young Woman, Which Do Your Prefer?
A NICE FULL, HEALTHY I lend of Imlr on a clonii find healthy iwilp,
tVuo from MIIJTATION, or it llALD IIKA1) and it WSKASKI) nnd Irrltn-
bio iicnlp covered with linden r.iiiiinoiily willed UANHIU I'l'?
Sr.Al.Fri o.! mz SCAL." ...j uHUiuun ,** niwiul. 1'HUUK
your hftlr mid ncilp In In n l.)li>KASKl> coiidlilon, ns hciIj-, ciniiuonly eitllml
DANnriUKF, orlglnnt.es from oi.. <f tins following I-Ahai-THCAL HIS-
KASKSof Iho CA1MLMAUY lilandr, r.i* h u» (Seborrhea, K!< <a, CupUla,
Tottor, Alopecia or Kczemn) find e.-rtMu in result In nb.miu!e IlALDNHSS
iinlmui ciirod beforo tho (iKHM li:i« '!,<■ ('AI'ILLAUY Olatidn destroyed.
DALDMKSS nnd the LOSS of lmlr 1.) nlisuluiely umie.etisiiiy und very unbecoming, ,
ALL DISEASES OF THE HAIP, V..& .-..;. '.'.'*.«*• ViV.W tiieW my m-ionutic
treatment, nnd 1 tiimitivcly hav« thc only nymnn ot treatment so far
known to aciwxcn that ls poarrivi'i.v .mi ci-riMMvastly curing
IlIiiXABKB ot the Jnilr and prornttlinK li' v rn;,-,vt!t. The linir can lit, .'ally
restored to H* natural thlcknoiis and VITALITY1 on all lieadi thnt itlll
ahow flna hnlr or twn to prove the runtu nr> wn dead,
I HAVE A PERFECT SYSTEM Of treatment Uir r»if-oftImf!ITY peoplo
who cannot enmo to mn for pflrsonal Uf.iiisw.nt. IWHITB TOJ)AY) for
*lttfi*tlon Mnnk nnd full I'AltTICULAHH. Kneiow at.itnp. *nd m«iml<in
thU ptpor. My prlc<»8 and torm* aro reanonable My euro* aro P081-
"Contult tht D«it, and Profit by 2S "tara Practical Eaparlanc*
Tha Worid'a moat Beltntlfle Hair and Sealp Spaefallat
ee Our Men's Denar
The assortment offeree! here will appeal to-every u
person who wishes to purchase the best at the most
economical prices. Here you will find nothing but
the highest gracie fabrics by tbe yard and in the
lines ready for service. In the long run it is true
economy to purchase the very best in these goods—
to insure long service, good quality is essential.
See us for the best in household cottons and beiU.
clings; it will pay you.
Plain Sheeting S4 wide  35c
Plain sheeting. 9-4 wide  45c
Plain sheeting. 10-4 wide  ,  50c
Twill sheeting. 8-4 wide '  45c
„    Twill sheeting 9-4 wide  50c
Twill sheeting 10-4 wide  .-...'!  55c
PILLOW COTTONS, in widths from 40 to 48 inches, 20c, 221/2. 25c, 27V*2*c, 32y2c and 35c.
for service, in full bed sizes, $1.50, $2.00,' $2.25.
$2.50 nnd up lo $4.00 per pair.
ED, ready hi' service.
40x30 at 20c, 22y2c and 25o
42x36 at 22y2c, 25c and 30c
EMBROIDERY' COTTON, 20c. and 25c. per yard,
and ,'lfi inches wide long, Cloth and Cambric,
36 inches wide at 15c, 20c and 25c pur yard,
INDIA LINEN, 36 inches wide at from 15 to 40c.
NIANSOOKS, 36 inches wide at 15c, 20u.,*,25c., 35c.
and 40c.
NEW BED SPREADS.   We nave just placed in
stock and especially fine collection of Dimity
ilarsailles and honey comb bedspreads.   These
eome in single and double   sizes   at
1 '**t
Has  always been  noted for high  class, exclusive lines of Furnishings.
This season finds us particularly well prepared to take care of your needs.
j See our window display, this will give you an idea of a few of the many
j lines we have tb show you. ■ . ,
Ask to see Our Large
Assortment of
Silk Shirts
Silk Pyjamas
Silk Sox, Etc.
The Finest in Selection in
the District
Fine Wool Taffata Shirts
Wool Taffata Pyjamas
^    Finest Wool Underwear
Fine Cashmere Sox
Fine Lisle Sox
; Fine Lisle Underwear
Fine Near-Silk Pyjamas
Fine Mesh „ Combinations
To make a small boy look smart and dressy lie
must have a good classy shoe. A few lines will be
seen in thc front of our shoe window this week that
will add considerable to your boy's appearance.
The following are a list of tbe prices and sizes we
have in these shoes:
Clothing Made to Measure
We make Clothing to your measure. Perfect fit and style guaranteed.
We are agents for the famous 20th Century Clothing People;,- DouLt-miss
these latest styles.
LITTLE GENTS PATENT   LEATHER   BLUCHER with dull,top,-sizes 8 to 101-2, price. .$2.50
^ 8 to 10 1-2 $2.50,
dressy shoe for the small boy, sizes 8 to 101-2,'
price : $2.50
sizes, 8 to,101-2, for $2.35
8 to 10 1-2, price, $2.50
7 1-2, price   ." •.'.. .$2.00 .
7.1-2, price:  $2.00
2 in 1 shoe black 3 for .25
Gill Edge shoe dressing per bottle .20
Shredded "Wheat Biscuits ". each .10
Rival "Wheat Flakes .'. 5 lb. with china .35"
Cowan's Maple Huds per lb, .40
Lowney's Cream Chocolates  per lb. .35
St. Charles Hotel size, Evaporated Milk
 per doz. 2.55
Braids-Big Four Coffee, fresh ground .. .2 lbs. .75-
Blue Ribbon Coffee per lb. .40
Tetley's Cocoa .....' 1-2 lb. tins .35
McLarens Imperial Cheese per pot .30
Silver Label .Extract ' -. 2 oz. .10
Mazda Electric Lamps 25 "Watts each .45
Seeded raisins, 12 oz 2 for .15
Evaporated Peaches 2 lbs. .25
Robin Hood Fiom- 98 lb. sack 3.25
C. and B. Jam ....' 4 lb. tins .65
Roses Lime Juice pints .35
Assorted Soft Drinks pint's 3 for .25
Enos Fruit Salts -.'".. .per bottle .75
Angelina .Olive Oil .' 1-2 gal. 1.25
C. and B. Mangan Chutney qts. .65
Queen Quality Pickles '  .20 oz. .25
Simcoe. Pork and Beans small size, 4 for .25
Pure Cane Granulated Sugar 20 lb. 1.20
Van Camps' Assorted Samples .;.., 2 for ".25
Money Saving Prices
Mrs, G. M. Miller returned from her
vacation in California last woek end,
and is onco moro discoursing sweet
music at the Isis Theatre.
All members of Jit. Fornlo lodge,
I. O. O. F. are reiiuosted to assemble
In the lodge room on Sunday, Juno
ir>th, at 'i'Aod p.m., to attend tbo annual Decoration Day' services,
Juno 3rd was tho King's Mrthday,
but on looking ovor the honors list
wo lmvo not noticed any knighthoods
or othor tUlos "bestowed upon any ot
our loyal citizens of the Crows NeHt,
Pass,   Merely an oversight, perhaps!
In uddltlon to tho sentence of fifteen days glvon Murphy In connection
with tho1 trouble of arising from the
stealing of a tlckot at tho O; P, R.
depot, a,further thirty days was handed out on tho charge of stealing.
Tho "Vets," have arranged n grand
program for tho First of July, tho object being to raise fumlu for the erection of a Buitiihlu memorial In tho city
of Pernio to all tho vlcllnm of tho
dlHiiHtroiiH explosion" nt Coal Crook,
May liliiul, 1002. Air, W. U. WIIhoii
has kindly consented to preside, and
a special train will bo run for Coal
lireoR  visitors.
J. W, Bennett returned this wook
from thu Const nftor having attended
thu Convention of Knights of I'ytlilns
anil was re-elected to tlio position of
l!rand Vice Chancellor. K, JI, S, Whin
of UoHHlniiil was iiIho ro-oloctod oh
(Iniiul Chancellor, and II. ,1, Steele
of Nelson as Grand I'roluto. Tho convention next yoar will bo hold at
Kamloops. Tho supremo Lodge K.
of V, will hold Its session In IOH at
Winnipeg, which will bo the. CiOth anniversary of tho order, and this will
'hu tbo second timo thoy have met In
Mysterious Death
of an Italian
On Sunday, Jlay 25th, an Italian by
iho namo of Domlnlco Fornor, left tho
shack where iio was staying on the
hill above tho coko ovens. Several
other of his countrymen were living
together in tbe shack with him and
In the aftornoon of that day began to
got anxious as to the non-appoaranco
of Fornor. Ho had drawn his savings
from tho bank a fow clays before but
in view of tho fact that tho missing
man had not left as if lo undertake
any lengthy journey a search was Instituted and for several days no trace
could bo found of their companion.
On Sunday, Juno 1st whilst two mon
woro walking along the shores of
Coal Creok they observed BOino.ompty
kegs under a stump in tho water, and
ono of thorn, an old friend of tho missing man, was reaching ovor samo
and saw tho logs bf tho docoasod sticking out of tho water, and recollecting
that Fornor had boon woarlng light
clotlioB camo to tho conclusion thnt
this must ho tho mlSBlng man. After
tho body was taken from the wator
IiIh fears wero confirmed.
An Inquost was hold on Tuesday,
Juno 3rd, and no roason could bo
found for foul play uh thoro hociiiuiI
to bo no knowledge of IiIb having any
enemies and whilst thoro was somo
hint* ns to, an old love affair in tho
Old Country It conld not bo shown
tlmt tlio deceased had been morbidly
(lUpoHoii prior to his dlHitpponrnneo,
The Jury rendered a verdict thnt
Dominic 'Fornor was found dead ho-
tweon May 25th 10 A. M„ and Juno 1st
1!! noon, from drowning. Causo of
death unknown.
Tlie City Fathers held their miliar
meeting on Thursday night nnd con-
.*.','„,*     I     **. *■••;;•!*     lit    "111     If,'Inn     tli    (\
II. IhirfC'HK & Co. of Toronto on .Ht,*
000 Delxnturcs ftt $95 nnd Interest.
Letter from tho laundry regarding repairs to roof was flloil. Nell MeCnl-
luin was engaged as AhhUiuiU Fire
Chief for four months at a salary of
fifttW pf-r month. The smoke stark
of tho Power House li to bo painted
st n cost of Jtlf.0.
Thc off«r of iho Provincial Govern-
m«nt to pay hair the cost ot building
the Fairy Creek bridge wat accepted.
Th* By-Laws dealing with Traders'
Weenie* nH Sewer Conn«ctloni wore
dually paa-ned. H»*b*8 Matter* mnl the
usual routine bwrfneiw fnmpMod
.(heir dallboratlons.
Amusement lovers nowl only to
know that tho Yankee Robinson
shows are to exhibit hero to soo that
n rare treat Is In storo for them. Hotter'In every way than over before,
this old circus will, without doubt,
lonvo a trail of universal approval ue-
UilUf.lt   UiOlt   Vim  liU.i  Ut   Ilil:  ill'Milt.'!!
to tito <*nd. Circus, menagerie, wild
west, museum, hippodrome and trained wild anlmnl exhibition, every department strong, no department nng.
wted tbe TloblTiRon nrocrnm will hi
a .wonder. Among tho other features tho trained wild animals are
worthy of special comment—the Hob-
Inson show carrying moro of the educated wild heaats than nil other»
combined, Performing Boa lions,
leopards, pumas, tlJjers, hears, goats,
dogs, ponies, monkeys, jaguars and
elephants, featurim* the only bareback Hon rldlnK In the world today.
Among tho feature* of the menagerie*
that are nn to appeal, especially to
the children, are the two baby elephants, "Matt" nnd "Jeff,"
This old ttrm* htw ever been
txtttntt* for lt« bareback riders. It offer* tblt y-Mr Albert Davenport, cham
pion rider of tho world, Fred and Bessie Costello, tho world champion
jockey riders, Marie Davenport and
Minnie Sweeney, the acknowledged
champion lady principal equestrienne,
and Ralph Ilowser, England's famous
jockey  and  somersault rider.
Tlie big show comes to Fernlo next
C. P. R. RAISES WAGES     am-Enre
Ten Thousand  Men Will  Receive nn
Increase of Ten Per Cont.
MONTH KiAL „Tuno -1.—Ten thousand C. P. II, employees, covoiiu;?
the Kastorn division, are to receive
a ten per cont Increase, commencing
Monday noxt,
As a result of the nogotla Ijns
which have boon ln progress for tho
past two weeks but ween tho thirty-
flvo delegates of tho fodorntod shop
trades and the officials of tho C. P.
It. arrangements havo boon arrived at
whereby nil tho omployooB of tho
mechanical and car departments employed on tho eastern linos will receive Increases amounting to about
ten por cont over thoir prosont rato
of pay, Timo nnd a half will also bo
allowed Tor nil overtime and , lognl
holidays nnd othor concessions for
tho benefit of the employees havo
beon granted.
Tho men nffocted by tho changes,
which will go Into forco on Mondny
next and remain In effect for ono
year, aro machinists, hollormakors,
iilacksmltliH, brass-workers, buffers
sheet metnl workers, stenmftttors,
plumbers, general car builders'. nnd
car men employed In tho raining do.
partment, etc, approximately 1)500
men In tlie shops from Port Arthur
to Rt. John, N, H.
Visitors nt tho Calgary fnlr this
year will bo trotitod to ono of the
best arranged list of attractions
which this exhibition 1ms over pros-
anted.   Music by tho t>1st Highland-
UM'  OalHl 01  ll.lllHHUil .ll.u »u.l«. •>/.'  il.«;
I't.X. wtAviis Xi'.ti.tiv In flflrtltlon to Wo*
famous Tltun Grand Opera Quartette
will nppeal to tho lovers of melody.
Two dlvlnic horses, ono which takes
a daring plunge Into n tank of water
with a Indy on Us back, will fuivilsli
a thrill which wlVi.-tie iMfiMiittWtu.
Itamonn Orte* doe* thlnR* on a slender
steel wire that tho ordinary person
would not attempt on a «lx foot sidewalk. Theio nro only a couple of
the nine big net* which will he Imported for tho exhibition, and In nd*
dltion there art* Bfeveral gorKeouu
spectacle* wnleh will be prepared by
A SUBSCRIBER muit *e«d In foil
name tnd addreii, not necessarily
for publication, but becauw thl* la
ono ef tho "unwritten l*w*M gorern
tag nownpaper corn>sjioiad<iat*'.
Work on  Big Buildings Tied up and
Many Men are Out of Work.
Edmonton, June 3.—The money
tightness is being felt in Edmonton
by business men who aro erecting
new blocks, While last summer most
builders wore complaining that thoy
could not get enough men and tho
city construction program was limited
by shortnoss of laborers, thoro aro
moro mon than jobs In tho city at tho
present time. Tho most notlceablo
feature of tlio situation is that work
on several largo buildings ln courso of
oroctlon has boon suspended temporarily owing to tho scarcity of
monoy. Tlie big McLood building at
tho corner of McDougall and Rice, a
nine story oroctlon to cost half a
million dollars, is at a standstill. For
sovoral days not a tap ot work has
beon done. Tho Brown building
which is to ho ton BtorloB at tho corner of Socond and .TnBpor, lias steel
up as fnr as tho socond story and no
further.' progress Is bolng mndo.
Work on tho eight story Toglor
block on First stroot is going ahead
slowly, Tho reason Rlvon for tho cessation of work on various buildings Is
that the loan companies -who' hnd
undertaken to flnanco tho ontorprlsos
havo slopped loading excopt at high
rates of lntoroBt und on first class
securities, In some cases thoy had
counted upon turning over real ostato
whilo tho present stato of the realty
market makes It unprofitable to soil,
Sittings of tho Provincial Labor
Commission will bo hold as follows:
Goldnn—Friday, June (Ith, 10 a.m.
Athnlmnr—-Monday," 3uno nth, 10
Cranbrook—Tuesday, Juno 10th,
•10 a.m.
Kimberley—Wodneadny, Juno 11th,
2 p.m.
Fernie—Thursday, June 12th, 8 p.m.
Mlchol—Saturday, Juno Hth, 11
Greston—Mondny, June 10th, 8 p.m.
!Tr.r!c Wo'1f<<,'?<^y. tw* ifitli, : 9,
Nelson—Thursday, Juno lUth, <
The Commission Is empowered to
Inquire Into nit matters affecting the
conditions of lnhor tn British Colum-
-   * , 1 • • *   . ,. *■, I ■■ ...ri'tr it     rtt-tt      •! »*» -
U>*.       »V»i    jl*C»t*/,*U,*    w*v>»k. .„..•..>.    •»»	
vlted to attend and glvo evidence.
F. Tl. McNAMARA. Chairman
On Monday last, June 2nd, the
Fernlo lodge No. 1335 L. O. O. M. was
Instituted at the K. P. hall. The
opening charter list was read by tho
District director, Wm. Erlor of
Cranbrook, and comprised a list of. 121
names, of this number 102 woro initiated Into the mysteries of the order
of Moose. After Inauguration ceremony tho offlcors of tho ensuing term
woro elected as follows: P. D„ Chas,
W. Clarldge; D„ T, Uphill; Vice., J.
Andorp; P., Jas. Wilson; S. A., A.
Bolos; O, G„ Jas. Clarice; I. G„ W.
Worthington; Soc, F. Vanco; Troas.,
Wm. Mills; Trusoos, D. W. McDoug-
all, Win, Simpson and R. Gourlay.
Tho officers woro duly Installed.
Immediately on conclusion of thc
aforementioned ceremonies tho lodge
was opened to friends of the members
and visitors, and a social evening was
qnjoyed by n largo number. Refreshments woro served and a number of
songs given hy tho members whilo tho
Mooso orchestra rendered several
fine soloctlonB. Tho director, Wm.
Erlor, In a speech, mentioned that the
opening night was far beyond his
expectations and thanked all who had
worked to mako tho oponlng list so
largo. He urged all the mombors from
now until tlio charter closes to work
hard to bring mombors with a vlow
to pinking Fornlo lodge 138B tho largest In tho East Kootnony. It was
noarlng midnight whon Auld, Lang
Syno nnd God Sitvo tho JAng wero
rendered, and all dispersed nftor having had a thoroughly onjoynblo
SANDON,,Juno X—Moro oro is being struck ovory shift at tho fllocnn
Star. Rome of the directors are expected in this wook, C. B, White, M.
13., son of O.'Y. White, superintendent
of tho Slocan Star, is expected shortly
to tako chargo of nn Important mino
In tho Slocnn.
'Minutes of meeting held/on Juno
lst, 1913.
Tho meeting was called to order at
0:45 P. M. Col. J. Mackay occupied
the chair.
Tho minutes of the last meeting
were rend and adopted.
A report was given by the executive committee ro tho intervlow of tlio
city council in connection with the
erection of tho memorial In tho city.
It was stated In this report that- the
city council were practlcallyy unanimous on tho question. A short discussion followed nnd It was finally
movod and seconded that a hoarty
voto of thanks bo tondored tho city
council for thoir co-oporatlon in this
mattor. (Carried.) It was also movod
and seconded that tho action of tlio
oxocutlvo commltteo bo approved in
the above question, (Carried.)
A roport was glvon hy tho oxocutlvo
commlttoo in connection with tlio
postponmont of tho Memorial Concort
which should have boon hold on May
24th, 1013. Aftor a short discussion
It was moved and seconded that this
mooting uphold tho action of the oxocutlvo commltteo In postponing the
concort. (Unanimously carried.) It
wjiB decldod to hold the concert on
Dominion Day, July 1st, 1913, Tlio
oxocutlvo committee to mako >. tho
necessary arrangomonts and "propnro
a suitable programme,
A statement was made by tho prosldont that If was tho Intention of the
oxocutlvo committee at hcttdquartors
to slightly alter tho namo of the association, The question wns not
flnnlly settled at this timo so no
action can ho taken In tho matter
until suoh time ns final arrangements
aro mndo. Iio nlso. stated tliat tho
returns from tho organizing officers
throughout the Dominion show Mint
thoro nro ovor 50,000 Votorans organized at tho proBont time, nnd that In
tha near future It wns possible that
this number will bo Increased by 100
por cont.
O. O'nniKN,
Bellevue will Visit Fernio to fulfil
League fixture. Kick off 7 P. M..
Got busy and boost.
June 2nd—R. S. Gourlay of Hosmer
ahd Albertine "frudell of pincher.
Receive The L&lger don't blame us.
Watch the date of the expiration of
your subscription which Is printed on
the same label containing your address.
125,000 People
Will See
JUNE 30th
JULY   Sth
£110,000 will ho expended to
help thein enjoy ll.
Hciliiccil jinHsonKer l'lites,
I'Vi'tgli! paid mi AlhiM'ta Kx-
Live stock unexcelled in the
Splendid proiiam of Mutlc, V*ud«.
vIlU, riraworki. Rtcit
Mftijanwr, C*lff*ry,
T.ovnnv, Tune 4— Tlecanse he will
oo "too fcusjT at the time." Chancellor
David Lloyd Georira h*s cancelled his
propeBed whirlwind Cenr ot Canada
In September. It ha* been planned
for LIoydGcorw to «»*• tweho
•p«*elie» In Canada aa* U»> «««**
A Frontier Providence
Thrillllnj; moments on the Western Frontier.   Gripping: Rescue1
SeenM, brilliant Mobllhrttlon Scenes,    Don't mlu this Film.
•'Her Lower's Voice," Imp,, an irresistible Parisian Comedy.     Kin* Bsf-jot, in " The Bearer of the Burden "
" Cupid Finds ■ Way," an exhilarating; AVifor comedy,      " B«ky, n«ky," A Kr* rural comedy.       )


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