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p •      Jusf aa .we go to press -we are in
_    receipt of information'Irom the B: C.
■.Federationlst vto.'th"e.effect- that the
-.-  fourth strike case is now -toeing tried,
- King versus Allsopp et„al; which com-
. ..- prises fourteen of the Ladysmith mine
workers.   Sixty witnesses have been
,   summoned for ,the defence,- and the
, crown has managed to corral a like
number.! There is every ■ Indication
/that the trial Will be a' leii&thy one,
, in spite "of the fact" that" "Judge Mbr-
- _ rlBon is evidently displeased an-d annoyed at the verbosity of counsel for
. the crown, aiid ls seeking-to. eliminate
«.   all -unnecessary'-delays.   The.tdeaVof
,   the latter Is, no doubt, to put'the
y Union to greater expense .in the reten-
•  tion and payment of .witnesses. -, ■>. ■
<■     NEW- WESTMINSTER^ Dec.   2.—
• *. The   B-even   Nanaimo --, miners,   Tom
Cowler, ' Richard ' .Griffiths,    James
,- ' Baird,  William.' Hoy,, John Jackson,
-Tony; Cierollo and Alphonso^Monaldi,
- who vwere accused of having assaulted
V' Provincial,-Constable Harry Taylor on
-.the C. P. R. wharf at ^analmo, on
"August ;i3 last, were .acquitted - today
- Jn Mr. Justice Morrison's, assize court
here. (- ,--,* ■ •* Ax :•    ■•'    •
'<•.--'. The' jury .retired 4t,.'5".36  in   the
■    afternoon-and returned .to the court
room in a very, short time, and announced ,thoir verdict of not guilty.'
"As. soon-as the defendants left -the
^ 'court-room,,they, were surrounded by
y their friends, who showered congrat-
' ■. ulatlons upon^them This is, the.third
': case, tried-.'since the' opening of the
•assizes here and-in'each case,^there
, 'has' been an acquittal. Tomorrow the
*. "-first"of the Ladysmith cases will be-
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.'•Mr. "Justice 'Morrison explained the
Jaw. and discussed ,the sum and sub-
jg^stance of the evidence for thebenefit
'of the jury, making it quite clear that
against one of the defendants,' Cier-
:'\allp, .only a'shadow'of evidence-exist-
; 'ed~and that' lit, ihe' instances' of •■sey-
'.eral-or'the other defendants;-'-thO.,evi-
-..-dence. -.was 'Spmewhat'% weak. '.Only
,- . against \Cowler,' the giant miner' from,
, •©utnberl'and, , England,. who''-is    a
heavyweight .pugilist of-'some rtSnown,
-V«videhco very" unfavorably./
--•""A "    * Objected to Witnesses- ,
-.A Wheij^the-'case -was resumed this
v"roonilng,the,examination of two more
\ witnesses completed tiie crown's case.
- The counsel for the defense objected
"vto.y"ih«so --.witnesses,-   because 'the
names;.were.'-not; on,.*the; Indictment.'
; The "objection was'not suocessful.and
- Stanley Harvey and; James Partington,
^•officers-of the steamer Patricia,""gav.e
■ their'oildehce,. which-was similar.to
that of' other witnesses for the' crown.
Beforo tho first .witness for the de-
.'-•• fence was examined'.Messrs. J. deOB.
,-FarrlB,\J.E.-Bird, and Israel Rubinowitz asked ";Mr  Justice-; Morrison' to
- discharge tho accused, Cierallo, ;Grif-
iflfchfl'and Balrd; on the'claini that the
[i crown'had not made out a prima facie
■case, a'gainet tJii&m.   His lordBhlp de-
iollned'-todo this, and John Jackson,
ono of the accused, entered tho wit-
,   uoss box.  At present, he -Bald, ho was
/ oimployod.as a 'bartender, but ho had
• been a miner. -He^liad gono down to
■the.wharf,on tho day'of,tho Jtroublo
■to Naoe- tome frion-da ^ ott who were
•-.leiivlng. on a trip to the old coun-trv.
Ho was on tho wliarf whon tho crowd
camo pushing down the Indino from
the town, and he saw ConBtablo Jay-
|lor, with hia' pistol pointed nt Uio
crowd,    Ho saw  a   man   npipfroach
• Taylor and throw up his hands.   Hd
. could not see his fhco, Cross examined
.Uy Mr. A. D. Taylor, ho said.ho had
•eon'Ohlof Noon,'of tho Nanaimo city
- ipollco, but donlod Chief Noon's state-
ment thnt ho had-Been tho wltnoss
tnko hold of Taylor Ho doclnrod that
ho had never touched ConBtnblo Taylor.
, Alphoneo Montlldl, ono of tho pris
oners, tried to prove ' an , ^.libi,.- and
called another" Italian, ;D6minick
boupalis.to prove that he was not bn
the^ wharf at the time of the assault.
,Monaldl swore that he, hatT never laid
a finger on Constable Taylor. He was
never closer to Taylor than six feet
■distance.','^, - ■".."•
- James  Baird,  another of, the -defendants, swore that he had,not been
on- the wharf on the day of the alleged
assault, until after lt ls said to have
taken place.   Answering Mr. Bird, he
denied that -he had defied Constable
Taylor, to  Bhoot him, as  Constable
Hannay had = stated.    (The other witnesses said this was Griffiths.)
Tried to Leave Crowd
."Pat" Solens, of Nanaimo, had seen
Hoy standing against the wharf shed,
during  the  excitement, ibehind Constable Taylor.   He thought Hoy was
trying to free himself from the crowd,
and in pushing out of the crowd Hoy
had put his hands on Taylor. Afterward he had shoved past Ohio,f Neen.
Under cross examination, he' said he
had not seen anybody .hit Taylor   He,
had seen none of thl'-defendants'on
the,wharf except-Hoy-and "the -big
man."  -By '"-the big' man"' he, meant
Cowler. "    ''      ,       ,  -. \. *
■ -W. G. Hoy; another of the accused,
was the -next-witness.     Between   1
and 2 o'clock on the day in question,1
he.'had ridden dawn the ^street  on
a -motorcycle and. had seen thecrowd
on the.wharf.. He. went dowii to the
iwharf to see .what "the crowd  was
doing there. .'He Tsaw, Constable'Taylor <-pointing his gun at,the crowd.
He  saw Griffiths .standing.;in front
of Taylor   with . his   hands, up.   He
saw Taylor, forced backward as the
crowd-pressed "down the' slope upon
the wharf.    The   crowd--had   shoved
■the  witness, against the  shed  wall.
Taylor" had his back'againstrthe wall.
He, took hold .of Taylor .by .the arm
in an attempt to free himself,from
the ;<crowd. "He had also pushed past
Ohiei£ Neen. In his anxiety, to get away
The\wltness'said"he had had an operation for, some internal-, trouble and
was ,afraid, he would.be hurt in the
crowd.«. He .said-he had not. assaulted
Taylor"In anylwayry7.- y p*. : ~
Dared',Officer to Shoot;..
Richard Griffiths was the next of
the accused -men to enter'the witness
box. He said he had served in the
South,. African- frar and had a medal.
He had' gone on the wharf to give a
letter to one.;of the.PatTlcla's.crpw,'.
because he,knew that,If he mailed it
the.letter ^would"1 miV the steamer.
Later' on he-had seen Taylor aiming
Wb pistol at the crowd and acting on
an'impulse, he had'thrown/up his
hands and said: "Shoot-me If you
dare!'! He was seven,or eight feet
from Taylor. He had shouted' to Ohlef
Neen:' "Take that,.man's gun away
from him.!,' Crowd pushing down the
slope toad shoved', him against the
shed-wall. 'Ho saw,Cowler pick a man
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Comrade Walker will .speak in the
Socialist Hall, on Sunday at 7.30, on
"The class Btrugglo." All comrades
should make an effort to bo -present
Tlie annual meeting of the 89th Co.
Votornns Brlgado will bo held In the
basement of the Church of England at
7 .p.m. Sunday, December 7,1913,
.All Veterans are -specially requested <
to attend this mooting.
Business: Election of offlcors; ways
awd meanB to , comploto memorial
fund; general buslpo-ss,
GEORGE O'BRIEN, Soorotnry.'
> Tho Voto will ho making anjlnter-
ostluK announcement shortly nnd wo
would advlso all renders to watch tho
Ledger and bill bonrdo,
City Dads are
Tho City Council mot In tliolr chamber Thuriiday ovoulnff, all boIn« pro-
tent with tho oxcorptlon of Aldormnn
A general air of pessimism Boomed
to porvado the atuionplioro, and moro
than ono councillor Boomed Inollnod
to ijuostlon tho futuro,
Tho mlnutoi ot the provious moot-
ing' having boon rend and adopted, a
comwinnlctttlon was road ,from Mr,
Spalding re hid road hook, Just whnt
happened to thii wo are unable to say,
ihnt it lo tt iMtrlflit* tHilntf tXtti-t tv« nttv
oan afford to upend (ISO on advertl».
im the Alpine beauties o( Fornio,
wtiilo, until Quito recently, they could
not find $400 to extend light to reel-
dents of Dalton avonu'o or repair aomo
Of the erovslnp,
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polo and an account of |1S for same
from ^ Watson. Jhls ytix* referred
to tho Works commlttoo.
Tondora from J. Minton and'W, M,
Dickon iwera received with reference
to clearing eome cedar In thn park.
After tome dlMUwilon, nioltttn'n tm.
der wm occeptod. He tito tendered
io pnrehtM nbout 500 cord of denfl oo!.
tonwood at fl.OO per cord, nndertakin*
to olur bro»h away, This waa al«o
Tbe quettloa of a medical boaltb
officer was again dlienited, «md It
wm decided to art Dr. Anderton to
continue doing the Counoil work on
tho wimo bn«lB n» IiIb Novombor ac«
count. Ono councillor expressed
some rntlior rtooldod opinions upon
tho ability of the health officer and
pollco to enforce tho rogulntione, nnd
If whnt Iio atatod wan truo, tho onus,
In our opinion, appears to roit with
tho Council for retaining such lax Individuals.
Tho City ClorU nlso offorod somo
gratuitous advlco.
Tho qunstlon of tho appointment of
auditors was alio dlKUMOd, and It
*„it n      ft*,i\**ll*riit**     itttftt,}*!*      U      n*rt*«*\*l-nt
iMwwri. Lvon* nnd Volumfl.
Tills will, no doubt, bo the moans
of -retaining tbe good graces of a certain section of tbe prces, and It what
Uio previous Council also did.
Two bylaws to raise money tor tho
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V^fctVhvite   WktoW1**    *Sk*»    k*»W*   -vWtliWV    -»«*hkfe *.*
and passed,
A protest was ontorod from the
District Lodger with reference to advertising dato ot revising voters' list,
and li wm stated that our price wm
higher than that of our contemporary.
Pnw/yl nn to t'ho flltlnrtmoo in nte,
it wai discovered that bad. this been
hAvm-IIihM In Iho 1yf»diyM It wnnM hxv*f»
cost tbe Council nbont 50 conlji more,
However, we bad decided, whether
the Council five penalities and p*!d
for it or not, to publish this adver>
tlsotnent, which will bo found on tbls
page—witb a few comments.
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■"■-•51 "        - -* " !t ^        ^    '- '"    I '     *    ' * **       *^i
The Election of District Officers
will take place on Tuesday Dec. 9th.
For President      o
SMITH, J. E., Coal Creek.     -        Acclamation
For Vice-President:
GRAHAM, WM, Colemai^ Acclamation
For International Board Member
REE?, D. - ;; ,r. • Fernie, B. C.
For Secretary-Treasurer
CARTER, A. J.,      .f   - -
France, t. C    : .
HYSLOP, D.H. .; .
Fernie, B. C.
Coal Creek, B. C
Coleman, Altai
For Board Member
District No. 1    -
BALDERSTONE WM. . .S. Hosmer, B; O;
District No. 2
BURKE JAS.  ' Bellevue, Alta,',
PHILLIPS WM. L. .".;.'... Fernie, B. 6. ■
;/■'.. District No. 3        -
1    LARSON J.  Lethbridge, Alta. "■"*•'.   -
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McROBERTS A;  Taber, Alta.
— Coleman, Alta.
... Hillcrest, Alta.
District No. 4
NOBLICK J. ....;.. >.. Bankhead, Alte.
NOILES T Canmore, Alta.    |
Scrutineers are rcquosted
9 o'clock a.m. Deccembor Oth.
to be in attendance at the respective camps not later than
- All local Unions shall notify their members of an election for District officers; any
member or mombors failing to vj»to shall be l'inod one dollar ($1.00) by the Local Union,
unless a satisfactory, reason or excuse cnn bo given.
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Our Competition Concert
^Tp The concert in connection with the distribution of
\JJ» prizes for our competition will take place in the
ll Miner's Hdll on Monday, December 22nd. On this
occasion the prizes to successful contestants for the Fernie,
Hosmer, Michel and Coal Creek district will be distributed,"
while the proceeds of the concert will be handed over to thn
Gladstone Local Secretary to provide cheer for the strikers'
children on Vancouver Island.
jrw We want every individual who claims any artistic
<qfc|Y t*i>m*w4uo, v-wiai, uibUuhiuucit ui ciotutjouary to assist on
•« this occasion and ii"you will drop us a note stating what
you are prepared to do for this worthy object, shall esteem
same a favor.   Further announcement will be made next week
For thoto ot our readers who bare
ovporlonoiAil thtt Afilliht* ot a r#wl Emr-
llih pork pie, It will como at a plouo-
ant mirnrl** thnt Mr. lUtrtltf h»»
«tart«d a bakery ot thit delicacy, on
Pellatt avenue, and U open for both
private and party order*. Ia York-
•Wm, iUU, Xmas bfcakfatt It con»W-
ored Inoomplota without ifi pork,|)*o,
and w« are bound to coafeei that thii
cuitom Is amply Justified by the "In-
dlvMiwIlty" of iho rflnh.
in drlvlnn mit nttrr dwsV, wn would
rail att-pntl-f-n lo the aweaalty—enforced by tho police—of be'.nc there
"with boMe* on." Thia to be taken
more literally than metaphorically, aa
nomo, remiinsr thwe noted, may be
J painfully «*,<if.
Coor-sn Cody, of Fernlo, who Is at
present cnfciuoil oh ilic -.'m.'lructloa
work of the Kootenay Centrnl at 68
mil"* "I't-i-ii of OrtMcn, In'- nrff to vit\t
hia home lo wn during ihe Xirms JjoII-
Special Police
Fire on Crowd
Indianapolis Strike Assumes a  More
■•      Serious- Proportion—Mayor>
LN-DDS.XAPOLIS, lud., Dec. 2.—
Claud Lewis, a negro, aged 19, was
killed and three men were wounded,
one probably fataJly, this afternoon,
when six ap-eplal police officers riding
on. an ice wagoh shot into a crowd
which tnled-to stop the wagon on Indiana avenue. Tho special officers
were taken -to the police station, but
it was said they would be released ns
soon as they made statements.
.Mayor Wallace ordered the police
today to disperse a parade which was
•proposed by the teamsters and chauffeurs who are on strike. The.police
kept the crowd about tHie labor headquarters moving and, did not give the
men a chance to start a demonstration. As additional help to the police
in preventing the parade, one *6i -the
fire department's large automobiles
was loaded with policemen aimed
with riot guns.
The machine was run. through the
downtown streets, scattering -pedestrians right and left.,
'The wholesalers who refused to risk
their wagons on the streets yesterday,
sent out a number of loads of goods
to freight dep&ts and outlying stores.
The' department stores, however, refused to make deliveries.
The teamsters continued their program of yesterday harassing wagon
drivers a-t every opportunity. No serious trouble resulted. It was reported today that the Central Labor union
commltiee had requested T. J. Farrell,
general organizer of" the teamsters'
union, -to permit teamsters whose employers had signed ;the union contract,
to return to work. Farrell, however,
said he would hold out until -1,000 of
the 3,000 .strikers could .return under
union contract.       , •'-"    .   .
Try to End Strike
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.;' Dec^j2.—A
tives of all crafts airiliated with the'
Central Labor. Union today began .'efforts to end the strike of the .teamsters and chauffeurs. At the close of
the committee- meeting William ' G.
Beatty, president ot the Central Labor
Union and chairman of the committee,
a.p<jouncetl that no decision as -to .the
j>ian of procedure --had been reaoh'ed.'
• The status of the strike early toda'y
-remained unchanged. <     '.
This week the store has unshipped
a carload of Okanagan vegetables and
apples, wjille-vthey have a carload of
fine fancy Washington apples rollin-g. *
The management Is determined to es- .
tablish a reputation for tho beat dried
fruits in the town and that they have
so far succeeded ifi amply testified by
the tremendous trade being done In
this Upe. '   ■
Tihey have a spcclaMIne this week
of fino luscious JiJap" oranges, which
come in boxes ot. five and ten dozen.
These orangee;are very ^holce eating ..
and great/sare'has been taken In'ipack- y
ing -theirf? each fruit Iieing--wra,ppe«a \,
■separately,. -'■'" ,^\ ',   ''
'Place yo^rrtjwjjer with .tlje- store ear-'
ly for turk^^^^eryucks^and chicken, which wilPbe,arrtvlnglxbout the ,
17th or 19th, guaranteed l>esh killed.:  ,
The management and staff of the'
store wish us to thank the sharehold-   '
ers at last Sunday's meeting for tlieir .
appreciation of the maaner ln which \
the store has been conducted.
Under new management and with
Interior cleaned and renovated generally, the Grand-Theatre will open for
business again on Saturday night,- at
7. o'clock.
The management has arranged to
produco a first class plcturo program
each evening, with special -features,
and there Ib not the slightest doubt
that, with a wide oxporlonco of how
a picture houso should be run, they
will succeed In building up a reputation for tho theatre socond to none.
It should be particularly gratifying
to union mon to know that their theatre will onco again he open for business and that there Is a good, practical plcturo man In charge.
Saturday Is the opening night. Don't
forgot, on Monday, Wodnesday and
Saturday, matinees will ho glvon, prlc.
os 5 and 10 conts. The evening price
will be 10 and 20 cents,
At long last the Fernie sporting pub*
lie seenis to' have stwakened to -the'
startling fact that it really does .possess a hockey team ami that It would '
like to support it.
The'meeting in the "Waldorf, last
Sunday, was very successful, about 30
being (present. Mr. E. Kirkpatrick
was elected chairman, and Mr. M.,;E.
Schofield secretary of the meeting, '
after which the following officers were
elected for the season of 1913-14.
Hon. (president, w. R. Wilson, Esq.;
patrons, Messrs.0 Sherwood Herchmer, '
J. L. Gates, It. W. Wood,' W. P. Vance,,
S. P. Wallace, A. B, Trites, F. C. Du-,
hois,  J.   Falconer;   president   M.   A.
Kastner;  vice president, L. A. 'Mills; ' •
secretary treasurer, G. W. Brown; executive, -W. L. Gates, P. Prentice, L.
A. Jlills; manager,''W. A. Ingram.
■We could scarcely hope to see a bet-
ter or more suitable -list otlottlcers	
•than Uie above, who will, we feel.sure,-
do aU in their power to forward the
local hockey interests.-
The secretary, Mr. Brown, has "al-.
ready written., to \ most'ot tho'kclubs
within'a radius oMOO mllee, with.the
intention ot forming a really good.
-League, whioh to as n-eoessary a £Um-
ulawt as local support.
Of last year's"teata, \v. tf.: BuVionflf'*
-S. L. Dunlop.'F. G. Thrasher, W. G.
■Milne and "Dummy" Wallace aire still' '
•with us, while Mr. J. Clodo, w<ho has.
Just arrived-here, should prove a valuable addition, so thero is every like-
lihood of Fernlo .remaining at the top
of the list this soasbn too." Let's hope
«o, auyway.
■The Ico Is going ahead ln tho rink,
nnd we are told that there is to bo froo
skating o Friday night, but are not In
n position to verily tho',-statement
Tills faat bunch of youngsters, who
aro decidedly "thero" with fast, cloan
hookoy. havo orgnnlzed for this year,
tho lino tup reading ns follows:
M. Mutz, 'M. Glddlngs, A. Dickon, J.'
Hovan, Ray Glddinsn, H. SlrsoTi, N.
'MeBean, II. McLachlan.    -
I<n«t seaflon thwo yotiiiBslers -played
a romnrkably good gamo, lacking only
In weight, which has been partly rom-
edlod this yoar, and wo look forward
lo them making a clean-up of their
chiHS. Stick to tennis your" own
weight, boyB, ami you'll rarely win'
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Public Notico iH lioroby ^ivon, that a Court of
Hovifiion for tho purpoNd of correcting ami rovin-
inn tlio MmrnilpiilVotom' Uni of Iho (% of l'Vr-
uio, H, (!., for tlm your JAM, will bo bold in tlm
Counoil Chamber of tlio ('ity Hull, Konilo, on Wort,
ncmlny, tlm Tenth day of December, IfUil, nt Ibo
hour of 7.110 oVloek.
Thoro will bo a meeting ot tho man-
«fcoiu<,:*a v-jinuiiu-tv iii tuu wvrviary *
offlrr (.ii funflav ;,fiiri,["?ji al r.50.
Voting for chp-ftlrwnlghmcn will tako
place on Tuesday, Dec. 0 (samo dato
t\«   TVof-M/-f   t.U.n*lr,*i9\     n*    fi-*.,*   fi?-.'.*'
und tho Miners' Hull, Fornle.
P. Burns tc Co., Ltd., have added »
fine fat turkey to our Heading Competition prlte Hit,
Tho funeral of the lato Mrs. I. K.
Covert took phrr> on Tiir-tilxy afti<r
Thn  hftdj* Wl.l  *v.Q\'fl,l  to fhc lioin-;
I cm Sunday nvcniin;. and the Oddfd-
jlowa and Ilebehahs, aftftr m-Mtlna at
I she h»llr proceeded th< re at 2 o'clock,
I khuro they were Jolnod by the mourn-
jcri and friends and conducted to tho
' Metbodlftt Church, where a very »lin-
pio but Improflnlvo «ervlco wae conducted by Itev. I). M. Perley.
Mrs. Covert's slstrr, Mr« f.iirrlo. or.
rlvwl on Monday's train and was pro*
*<.'■.(. <U tuo v-iei-i.inouu-ri, ^tiicik woro
conductt-d under tho au«jilci.-« of the
Oddfollow and Ilebokah Ix)d(fp*.
The lato Mrs. Covert had been a
very enthimlawtlc worV«r In tlio He-
XuAriiti    t ...I,.,,     *,ti...*    .,    r*     .    \*  * *
a rand of the Order, whero her pleas*
ent, quiet manner had made her *»'!
great favorite amongst the member*.
Two beautiful wreaths, ono from iio
Oddfellows and the other from tho
Hebckahs, were upon tho coffin.
TU-iUlfi* brr hinbtir<f, there are left
to mourn her lots three children,' to
whom wn i>tlf«nd our «1w>pA«f nyntpa
<   1
Ik) not forget iho grand dance Uh»
8ocl»II»t Party is jWlnic oti Tu-wday,
Dec. » In the Socialist nft||. Tlck-Mt.
RentiAfMn ll; ltdlee free.
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e ndlro a un padre, a una madre. di&o-
lall oho nou rivodranno iplu la oroatura
nmata cho ora plangouo, in una parola soppellento 11 padre, Ia madre, ro-
ligtosamonto, slgniflca non avorell mo-
■doslirao peiiHioro com© quanto -st sep-
pelllsclo II propria cavallo pc-rito luneo
la strada, o II iprofrlo hue po-rlto dl car-*
. honchlo!
■Woeo -towni-to dai cloro, In modo ve-
ramento claasleo, II panoglrlco dei
funorall rollglosl, c come si Industrials a combattere quolll civlll.
1<Yaseolo*Rla il' avvocato sono questi
oolsl porlodlel: o polvoro gottatta nce-
11 occhl del gonzi!
No o clero catlollco, al funorall re-
Hgiosl nou proaledono iwleo sane, <|>o-
altlvo no; 13' 1} tuo clarlatnnlsmo —
«cl tu titoRRo; la tua Ingordlcla, 11 tuo
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Lo tlm meleiiHnglnl, o messl por gli
iRnornntl. per gli Ingonul, -tcntnno dl
fttabblliro, a proflttu dol cnldo In cul
tu vlvl, ad IngrriHHl, dell' anlma- doll'
linmorallta—-o dl fnrno'iinn lnvon«
zlonn -o una spoelnllta -fiHC-liiBslva dol
(iroftHoliuia lnslnua^loniS, monzogiiln
hiutllo; porcho lo nostro Idee olio fu-
,rono flpo-olalnionte quello dl flonrntn,
dl IMatono, dl ArlBtotlln oslirtovano pri
ma dl voi, esse furono sempre a tra-
verso i 3ecoIi la base della flloaofla
'spirituallsta. Kssa furno quelle • dl
Si puo pretentere dl stabbllire, o
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■La dlvinita e' una pletanza da te
confezzionata, e vero: ma non con-
vlene a tutti stomachi.        - '   -
Si puo supporre, si puo sperare un'
anlma immortale: questa supporlzion-c
davvero pere-grina, potrebbe"' essero
anche una benvmagra consolazlone,
■per coloro che fremono davantl al nulla — to. morte.
R' la madre puo pensare dl rlvedere'
II figlio che piange, senza preBtar fede,
scloocamento sulla tua fede, interes-
sata, a quel -penltenzlarll davvero fan-
tastlcl, e ridlcfoll. che tu ,solo al de-
nomlnnipurgadorlo o Inferno: a quol
animal! fittlzl cho chlaml Angell, o Di-
avoli; senza crodoro -a quelle adlose
menzognle'a quelle apparlzooni senza
real La cho quallflchi dl "rlvelazlone
dlvlna" o senza lnsclascl a'bblndolare
so pratutto dai preteso mandato che
tl avrobboro nffldato gli Del per rap-
Perche non blsognla piu', In questi
tembl dl Illjora dlscusslone, tentare dl
dlsslmularo la tua personallta dlotro
11 pararonto dello Uio di cul tl nmman-
tt o tl 'pavonoggl.
- 'Tu solo, o iProto. presiedl it! funer-
'nil rollgglosl: sol tu dunquo, cho oc-
corro atudlnro c anatomlzzaro per ap-
prozare Ja tua macsta, o la stnpldlta n
1' Ipocrlsln,
Iufnt'tl, o In fiuallt'n dl rappresontanto del ereiuorn del ninndl cho tu pontl.
flchl durante lo osequlo roliglose; o In
quallta dl rapprcsontanto dol potorl
celontl. oho congedl nl poveri morti
1' nss'olu/.lono dei'lsorla, Sol Lu che pre-
•Hindi nl Hoppollmentn rolIgloBo: e' In
Utn sola proffonza oho nttrlbu-laoo n
quoHt' ntto oRtromo II enrnttero religiose, '■
. Huvvln, dunquo; fuoro lo tuo crn-
donzlalo; eathlBCI, o proto la ,tun pro-
curat mnntiilnrlo degli del, galoppluo
dol cloli, producl 11 too man tato; sono
passati, i Lemhi che si p'restava' cleca
fede alia'tua parola! Questo mantato'
farebbe di te un' personaggio quasi divine'Ma la sua maDcanza dimostra
che sei un volgare saKlmbanco:' un
rlchiamo da baracche da fiera.
Victor Hugo, che non e mai stato, ne
un vecchio cavallo caduto i«r Istrada,
ne un hue morto di carbouchiq; e che,
tuttavia disdequanfo ,le stupldita del
'tuo culdo s'e fatto seippellire anche
, questo grande uomo civilmente", come
il nostro (Babborl).     , .   \
Ilt filosofo spirituallsta offre a' suoi
adeptl una speranza di sopravvivenzia
— if prete la vente. Liiomo e' un on-
esto soguatore: 1' altro un commer-
ciante senza scrupoli.
Si puo o prete ammettere 1'i-potoUca
esistenza di una causa indelgente
chlamata religione.'come sempl-ice op-
•pinione filosofica:     .' . ,      ,   .
I funorall religiosC bol tuo interven-
to, con le tue gestlcolazion-e, i tuoi can-
ti, I tuoi paramenti, la tua sciocca p're-
tesa d' essere 11 commesso viaggiatore
delle potenze celestiale, sono la piu
semplice e chlara dimostrazione di is-
In realta -tu ne sal piu ehe tanto
&uir ognle del mouti, e sul dostlno cl
dell" uomo: e-non to ne curl neanche
dl snperne. Non e questo il tuo scopo
tu te nc Infischl degli dei e del morto
della famlglla o degli amlcl. 11 tuo
Di! ho! mantotarlo senza manta-to.
e II pezzo da dlecl dollar!; su cul si
couccnlrano tutte le tue as^irazion)!
Una cosa sola, certa, v'e:'ed o cho
11 corpo del defunto riposa nel clml-
Seconto 1 tuoi dogml 11 corpo del defunto si rlunhu alia sua anlma, che la
preceduto nella partenza, il giorno del
glulizio universale, che deve sequlre la
fine del mondo; dunque cio che si ab-
bruttisce nei tuoi inferni e nel -tuoi
purgadorl sono della nelme.
Saprosti di grazia splgarci -cosa e
un' anlma? E' un corpo solldo liquido
gassoso?' che forma ha? U anima a
occhl, capelll dentl 'braccia?-
E vorresti, per cortesla, procurarcl
il disegno della griglla su cul cl met-
tono ad abbrustollre, e inticarcl J liro-
cedimen-ti s-iquiti per carbonizzare
questa supposlzlone?
"Anlma" corrisponte appunto alia
parola .latina che significa sofflo. E
siceome non s'e vlsto mai' usclre un'
anlma da un corpo, bisognia comenire
che la creazlone dello splritualismo, e
delle religione, e un prodotto aeUfor-
ma, invislbbile impalpabbile.
Sarestl davvero di una generosita
apprezzahilisslma, o prete, -se cl in,ti-
cassl 1 mezzi che inrpiegano i -tuoi di-
avoli per prentere pel colletto questa
specie di gas, che'sarebbe 1 'anima e
per torturare questo soffio!
'-Tu non al diritto, del resto,- per le
,tue presunte trovate, e nessun prevet-
to d' invenzione, perche le hai tolte
tutte all' antichita. Menzogine, sec-
ondo le tue argomentazione, neiculdi
defunti, dai quali le pai integralmente
asportate, vengono utilizzate -per il
tuo culto 'come smaglianti verita.
"Prete" chluque -sa che esistlono og-
gi mlgliaia di religion!, e come gli al-
trl strloni, tu venti ai tuoi grpgari le
vane promesse, e le vaghe speranze
'di incerta resuvrezione,, e di ipotetica
immortali'ta. Tu traffichl 1' inconosai-
bile, e vlvl d'unsoprannaturale, di cul
non soi e nou puol, del resto produrre
la minima prova:
— la credulita 4n cosciente, supijie
n-elle tue asserziohe: ecco clo che tu
predichi ed imponl.
"Credete e pagate" ecco il tuo als-
tema! °   »
"E' vero -perche io l'affermo": eoco la
tua dimostrazione! , Graziose in verita
sono le cansolazlohl "che -prodlchi alia
madre piangente, cu! 11 tuo Dio, a
ucclso il figlio! '
Per asslcurastl I beneblol del hat-
teslmo, tu prete -condannl l'inno-
cen'te bambino, da te non anncquato
nil' abrustollmento perpetuo.
Per smerclare I tuoi prodott! e far
prosperare 11 tuo commerclo dl messo
o d'orazionl, tu condannl per una" en-
ezla, per iii'i nulla, per un officio man-
cato, per un pozao dl carna assorbltn,
per una carezza prodlcataa una donna, 11 figlio dlvenuto uum'o, 'al bagnio a
tempo ctormlnato (purgadorlo) o alia
pcrpotuita (Inferno). AI funerali re-
liglos! tu, mppresente (prete) il car-
eerlore In'cai'lcato dl domantare al
tuo! del, ln grazln per un forzato.
I tuoi "pater nostor" -le tuo rUUcole
ahluzl'onl, I tuoi csorclsml, Bono una
ovldcn'tlss'ima Jnglurla. per 11 defunto
o por In famlglla.
II tuo cortogglo Infnmnnte, piu lu-
cupro della stessa morto, con ulla testa
un supllzlo nppoBo alja croce: col tuoi
"libera" o lo tue proghlere nsplntorle,
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-  'H.tuo, programma nual' e? eccdlo:
il 'bagua -penale nelf altro mondo; e 1'
obbedienza passlva ri tuoi dogml. '■
E' vero ehe in altri tempi tl sei com-
piaciutoi di agglugervi per gli eredici,
le fiamme, il lunco -e triste elenco -deg-
Ji atrocl istrumeniti' di tortura adope-
rati dall' inquialzlone.
■ L' odore della" carne umana carbon-
iz'zata, le urla ancoscioso delle vittime
tue, la vista del sauque fumantl td in-
ebriavan'o: I dolori spaventevoli che si
manJfestavano sul viso dei sofferentl
tl- colmavan-o ,digioia:   1 rantoll dell',
an^onla dei disgraziati cadutl nel vostro potere vi entuslasmavano.
- 11 suo culto fu, per secoli e s'ecoll dl'
intraperititore dl .torture, ceso aveva
1* csecrablle specialita di creare delle
vedove e di ■ fahbricaro degli  orfanl.
Professlonista dellassasslnio religioso,
earneflci -In riposo forzato, malfattori
rl'tlratosl  dijgl'   affarl:   essi   vlvorno
Bfruttanto la credulita umana, incu-
dento timoix) con I lmgni ed altrl fit-
tlal d' oltre toinba.
II voatro culto a per auslliarlo e per
cassiere la paura!
Ecco cio che furano altre volte e
quelle ohe sono oggi le conso lazione
della vostra religione! II fil-osofo del-
sta e'splritualista e un sogula'tore dis-
interessato: voi siete rapacl uocelli
da preda! -L'anima—dl empl contln-
uamente la bocca — e per le, che vlvl
alle spalle -della superstizione, il vero
specchietto per Ie tue allodolo. Que-
sita ipo-tesi itu la sfrutti avidamente.
II soprannaturale e il mohinio oveivoi
ave'te costruiti i vostri opulenti: paradise, purgador-io, inferno. -E' il Hbero
pensatore a raggione dl sdegnlare la
tu'a presenza ai suoi funerali, la iinorte
e cosa aerie; non tollera le tue pagliac-
Perchl tu sei anche rid'icolo. I tuoi
abigllamenU, con'tutte le loro partico-
larita -rub-ate alle religione scomparse,
-fan-no pensare alle feste -carnasciaies-
che del saba'bb trasso: ,11 tuo costume
cianfrusaglie, dei vecchl cultl si adat-
terebbero meglio a un1 buffone da giro-
vago, che non- alia tragedia finale: la
■morte.    * *
'Hai,,a prete, il genio della (Reclame). iPu granta fortuna per il crea-
tore dell' universo dl trovare in'te un
.perf-ezzionaitore tanto valen-te delle -sue
opere! In fatti che cosa avrehhero
fr'uttalte le sue fatiche, senza la tua
"gradulta" jollahborazione? Perche
senza la tassa da te stabbilita per 1'-
acqua salata del battesimo, i nostri
bambini sareWbero.inevitabilmen-te af-
fidati alle cure del tuo rosticciere — il
diavolo: Senza la benedizzione nuzi-
ale, nol saremm-o tutti dei concubini.
Senza le tue assoluzione ed il tuo -sal-'
mondiare' funebre, , precipiteremmo,
tutti, come tante costolette viventi,
sulie griglu del tuo inferno. ■ - * '
In verita, o prete, 'jl compito che "tu
hal assunto e ben arduo, e la tua -mo-,
destia, stupefaeente nel difenterci da
questo po' po' di -peripezie!
- 'E con la tua proverbiale gro«solani-
-ta, rimproveri -ai' liberi pensatorl —
nemlci quante ridieole e vane alia tue
amano meglio d' essere'manciati da
"carht idrofobl" non essere' seppelliti
alia presenza d'un "Prete."   •    -
E.megli-o ad aglre in questp modo,
ohe essere lo zlmbello o il complice
del tuo ciarlatanismo "Sacerdotale."
Farsi seppelllre rellglosamente, vuol
dire,, lasciarsi si)ennaTe un'ultima volta iprlma mdrlre; ealimentarela scroc-
coneria rellgiosa,' che sfrutta cinlca-
mente la culla, l'alcova, la tomba.
'Far seppelllre, 'cristianamente i pro-
prl -carl defunti, e come- trattarll, da
poveri dl spirltl e di averli tenuto In
ben cattiva conslderazione. Novo volte su died In simile clrcostanze, si
attrlbuiscono loro delle idee di super-
B-tlzIone che forse nou nnno mai avuto;
si impono loro anche dopo morti, una
religione che nou anno mai -pratlcata.
Si' ir libero pon-slere, oioe un 'libera
poivstUore se ive va modestnmento, senza apparatl ooreogriaflcl, alia sua, ultima dlmora. Quanto" egll aiffronta il
nulla,, nou chledo ichlassoae cerlmonlo.
Adompio nd un atto anesto, probo o
dovcroso: rlfluta un,' adeiiBlone, un
Incoragglomento, una -clomoslna alia
monzo gnla rellgiosa,
II frnnceso paga volentlero 1' im-
pogtlo iper 11, suo came questo dovoto
iiimlf'0 del focolaro ch(> tu cl paragonl,
ma ha con ontualnsmo rasciHto ful suo
fogllo; dl contrlbuzlono l'lmpoma del
■proto, cho si chlamaVn "bllnnclo del
.Modoro o nuotato meglio dl lo noil'
opplnlono imbllca.
'.Medora nou prndlca In piu dlsproz-
zubllo dello monzoqnlo, dodlcuntosl nl
piu TOrgognloso morclmanlo, von-don-
to —o n quale prezzol -—dol pnlehl dl
prosconlo iwr quel tentro olio tu pom-
posnmonto hnl donomlnato "pnradla-
Modoro non somlnn In illacordla Tra
fnmlgllo a la dlaunlono fra paesl,
La fiiia modeata cncola vale bono 11
tuo cnllco dornto dl teo fago o d'nntro-
VI dovo rliloro dl ouoro, Henzn dub-
bio, fModoro, quanto tlvodo ciimmuf-
fato como aot, a paasegfflaro eomo un
puzzo, In mezzo alia noatra olvllta,
con Hotto II Ibrncclo II -roglatro a ma-
dm, o flglla — por buona rogola iun-
mlnlBtratlvn —II qunlo sorvo por ns-
HoKiiluro I postl nol pnln/z! — drillu
tun fnntn-Hln noatrultl o clio cliinml,
imraillHo, purgodorlo, Inferno,
Prlnin dl nrlnro como un 'ohbobbo
cont,ro I funerali civlll, bUognln, o Id-
rofobo, cho tl moth d'neoordo con 1 110
mlllont dl proto*tantl; gli RO inlllonl
dl fMittollol grocl, I MD mlllont dl hnd-
Ibiii, nil 8 mlllont til mnumottanl; I 7
milioni dl Isrnolltl; I 1 no mlllont'ill
nrntlminlflta o I 2C0 inlllonl d esscrl
umnnl nppnrtenontl nd nltro cultl.
Porcho questa armata formltabllo dl
1887 mlllont d 'uomlnt oont&tano 11
vnloro dol ttnol "Orornim" o r oflcncla
dollo 'tue prnghloro,
QuoHta Kicnutoaca nppoalzlone dollo
rollKtono atetmo al tuoi dogml dovreb*
bo «ourlKllartI una buonlaslma volta,
tS.ut:   U-Jiiv   U(   JUUUUttlltl   U  ll , UIIIIHJl,  O
IwptrnrM, rtlfrrmtf nl Awiir rtrl Mhrra
imnantoro, una aecortn prudrnnn, « un
BlRiilflcnnto mutiamo,
Lmclat*. o fanatlcl, tho 11 Hbero
pnnantoro praforlura nl vostri "Oro-
tniiB" un addlo coiAmogao pronuclnto
dnll 'nmlco o dnl nnrMlm nl ottro umm.
Crftdoto forso ohe II popolo vadn In
osuirl davantl nl falegmamo, o al fab-
bro dell' angolo, avvolto In una kuhN
trappu, untn, o bluunta olovato ml un
tratto algrnto dl eacro cantore od uhI-
Kiiolo dn chloBtt, II quale col hocco
apnlnncntn, Romo lunco le vl«, In tea-
la al conor fitncrarlo un latino da
Bguattoro, dl cul non comi>ront*» un*
.l)lvr.T!i..nlI, o ftplrltoal —oh, moltla-
almoi—xono quettl aalml rubatl al
culto (■ raoijta, j^r uao * -eonaumo del
crlurlnnr-Himo. como e dollitoao o au-
iwbo <iu-r>*to mportorlo <M <?an«ml
*briti<>hf*. rh* txmo rtipporto oon 1 fun-
wbII. como no puo af«r» la Marrlttll*
II Htwro ,pon«ttoni, uomo, modesto,
nou p<n*ft i|| Buacltare tanto tttepHo
conl'organo "o medJanteLilbarroco concerto*,'prodotto dalL-iuono, dello .'cam--
pane, e'dal miagolio'ep^eUicb'dei can->"
•tori,; -per jannunciarfeia sua enfcrata, trir
pnfate'neir eternlteuVfut-to-questo ap^:
parato,non valore''peril povero morto
ch& colplto dalla natura,' se'ne va tris-
tamente.a-prentere -possesso'della sua
•f redda'-.ultima 'dlinora.' <•  .- - A .-' .
Invece, tu -prete pontlflehi--aila'fe-
licita,-'a'ssolvi.e;rilasci deibigliettl dl
V'iaggi'alla cleca"eon mane,piu o meno
munifica—ra seconto" del giiadagno che
ne -ricavl—prodic'hi, Intiferentemente
la tua„acqua,behedetta,lle tue preghie-i
re -e1! tuoi canti,::tantb all 'eleitto—il
morto del 3-Novemb're adagiato lassu
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' Quando il Govornatore del Coloradb
raise,,in moto le truppe per,inviarle
nel Sud Colorado, dichlaro' che aveva
preso im tal grave'provved-imento "per,
far rispettare la legge e per mantener
l'ordine nella zona dello sciopero."
Proviamo >. un ' po' ad Investigare
que&tja dichiarazione gubernatoriajle,
onde vedere se puo' .passare fellcemen-
"le "aibtraverso~*tl crogiuolo-deiranalist"
e della critica imparzlale.
.Chi erario^i vtolatorl della legge -e i
dlsturbatori della publlca quiete? Erano, i mdniatori forse, od 4 padroni delle miniere che apertamente sfacciata-
mente ed impunemente facevano 'le
f-iche -a. quella "ilegge" che 11 Govornatore dello Stato vuol far rispettare o
tenta far -credere di voler' far -rlspet-
La legge dol Colorado concede ai
minatori la piu' ampia llberta'.dl dl-
vemlr membri dl qualsiasi organizzazione opera-la e vleta severamente al
padroni dl impedlre al loro dlpendentl
di lnscrlversl nelle unioni operaie.,
> Hanno mail rlspettato tal legge gli
operatori dl miniere? Hanno conces-
so assl .forso 11 prlvlleglo al loro minatori dj entraro nelle file della United
'-Mine Workers of America? No! East «! sono rlsolutflinehte rlflutifttl di
rlconoscero l'unlone del loro oporal,
come„liann6 ricusitbo dl vonlro ad una
oonforenzn col onpl doH'iinlone, ad
onta cho la "loggo" accordl al lavoratori dollo Stato 11 prlvllegto dl esaero
rlconosclutl como unionisti.
Ha forso 11 Govornatore dello 'Stato
Invlnto le truppo nol Colorado 'Morld*-
loiwilo per far rlRpeUnro quosta loggo?
N'o! ....    '
La leggo rlchledo cho i minatori ab.
bhino 11 proprio posatoro dol oarbone;
ma I padroni delle miniere, aotto jnlllo
protestl o con mlllo «cuao, al aon nom-
pro'Wflutatl ill rlsp&Uaro que&ta leggo.
II Clovornotoro non ha indtiglaito o
non hn. oalbato ad Iiivlnro la milllzla,
ma non per fnr trlonfaro I dlrlUI -dol
tartasBntl -tnlnntorl, Iwiial' por proton*
goro gli IntoroHfll dollo compngnlo.
I padroni dollo mlnloro hanno apor-
ta-mointo calpcstato la leggo -cd han-
nn mmvtomito ablrrl anmatl al loro or*.
(11 n I tn nporta vtolaztono dalla leggo.
Non Im porta. II (Jovonuiitoro ha In-
vlato Io truppo StatoU por rldtirro a
zoro gli ofonsl dol Bagl-lnrdl minatori,
cho «tronuamento lottano por far i*1h-
pottaro la loggo da quolll che aasor*
bono tutti t loro widorl.
II govornntoro Amnion* ha avuto
una Brando, Ineomparabllo oppontun-
Ita' por dlmoBtrnro nl cltlndlnl dl quos-
to Stato ch'egll avovn II rlspolto pin'
grando por la (ItuBtlzlai mix dlB«ra«la«
itamonto hn, dtito provn dl grando co-
dardla, prondondo lo piintl dol capital-
Inti o dol loro loponl o ruff hint ohn dlr
»l vofflln.
II govomatoro Amnions a' venuto
mono nil «uo dovwo non solo,,nia ha
tradito gli oporal o lu causa oporala:
ogll Bl o' proBtltiilto nl "prodonl (Volla
* II Govwnatoro dollo Stato aa molto
oono -che n«l Colorado Mertdlonnle
i/Jj-H' aj wu -Mtu I'l «' t,li.li) "Joiho" Ji
aorta: cho I capUallBtl vl hnnno co«
mandato a baoch«Un o oho I minatori
•ono »tMI aottoportl alio afmttamon*-
to piu' vorfto(mo«o,
Non vrAovn o nnn dnv^vn n-nM i-ia,***,
ro »J dovoro Jo sanRUlstigho aoclall e
prondere la dlfeta dl «o!oro cho «ono
Kll Rutwl dolla vttn, della rlechoita o
della pro&rwlta' d«l Colorado,
n Clovftmatore del Colorado o' ve*
nuto mono alia -mlmtono cho ll popolo
itvovn. ottltMot 0*11 non ha comiilnto
II auo dovorel....
^ John McLennan, presidente. d-eilla
Federazlone Sbitale del Lavoro,' sta.
ora vlsltamdo le'varle unioni .dello
Stato o al «* quasi -.oertl' che 'al suo
rl-torno in Denver chlamera' una ae-
duta dl tutti i capi delle diverse:Unioni per decidere sulle inlsure da pren-
dersl.. " i-,-'     '    ~   A*
"Perdhe' — -chi-ede McLennan — -non
dowenimo essere tutti solldalFe pro-
clamare uno sciopero generale in tut-*
to lo Stato? E' istrettamente neces-
sario flarlo, anche. per -porcl In grado
dl tener testa a quella famigerata
unione che si chiama caplteUismo. I
membri'che la compongono'haaino di
mlra una cosa sola: quella di abbat-
tere e-rovinafe la nostra. La-Camera
dl Commercio di Pueblo cl ha voltato
la'-schlena e si e' unita'al nostri nem-'
lei per alutarll nella lotta attuale.
Quella-"dl Denver ha fatto lo stesso:
anch'essa ha dimostrato -di ,' essere
apertamente o^ntraria ai .lavoratori.
La maggior ■ po-rte del glornall, e \J-eI
gioriiaillatl .sonoa noi contrarll e pre-
dono le difese di coloro che ;ci strut-
•tano. Se si organizzano 1 nostri ay-
izzaTcl anche nol? Perche'"*ndn"d©v-
renuno usare, -per sbaragliarll, l!arma
•piu' potente, efflcace' e sicura ch-e o'
in'nostro potere?.... quella -dello scl-'
opero generale!.... ,(
Eugene V. Debs—11 noto apostolo
d-el'l'-unlone e del s'oclallsmo — ha.dot-
to: ""La situozlone nel siid- Colorado
e' grave, gravlsalma. ,Ma tutto quello
che chiedo no gli scioperanti' 'si rlduce
ad unsempllce cosa: al diritto dl or-
gianizzarsl.v II'resto viene .pol da se'. .
Duramfce queata lotta-Industrlale sono
gia* state sacriflcate centlnala dl yit:
time -e parecchl milioni dl dollarl sono andatl perduti.   Ma ad onta'cho 1
padroni delle miniere del'Sud Color-.'
ado.siano spallegglatl dai"''truBts,'' e~
dad bamchierl dl Wall" Street iin-"N©w-
YoTk, questo* sciopero' devo terminaro .-
e -terminera' con- una brlUante -vittoria ,
■operaia," perch©' e' l'unlone 'Che fa^la',.
forza."        I.,..' *
B Debs ha mille ragionl" -Se tutti -
i lavoratori fossero uniitl, non vl sarebbe piu' 'schiavitu', sfruttamento ©d!
irigiu&tlzla'soclale-.'.il capltalismo spa-
rirebbe come per lncanto e nel -inon-i
do la pace iregnerebbe soviana.        ■♦'_,
I -minatori del.Wept Virginia, a mo'
d'osieihpio, hann-o capito" questa verita'
e nel solo" distretto'dl- New River-ini
breve tempo ben 15. mila minatori, si
sono schieratl; nelle . file dell'unione.'
ViNon'potfebbero fare ^.ltrettaiito 1
mliiatori del Colorado?',"■s' .-:s -, ■      ., •->
t .* •• -  ■■,i.
,   La verlta' e* una sola, nuda &,^cru--
da:.se.vuolal.'vlncere'lo, sciopero del
Sudi iCblorado,".'tutti 1 minatori devono
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the ..skins of .beasts. ".Now-,the ;be&t'
iclofch'ed1 wear tlie, skins of the working
human being.   -   ,-   >   ■    ,■■ «  ^,,:*
; .Socialism lis needed' to "restore' the
"imoralltjr-which says,-"Thou shalt not
steal," to where"It'will stop tho. robbery of the worker. .    ,•      '■•  >
FVunk 3, Haye*, vlco pmldent* del-
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uul n' lmi\U\i.\*> uno B-Uopwo nmtr-
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lo vwrlo unioni operate dol Colorado.
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• Itis thlB great inequality in the distribution ofwealth which gives rise to'
and Inspires the conflict of-the classes,- the- class ' struggle which - forms
such an Important feature of-the philosophy of '-Socialism and which mso
many earnest men and women 'find it'
difficult, -If not altogether impossible,
t'oC^ccept.. No- other phase of the
philosophy; and propaganda of Socialism has" ibeen so much misunderstood*
or -so vehemently denounced and misrepresented as,this idea that changes'
in the basic, economic conditions of
life-create distinct class divisions in
society and that the real eocial and
political' advances which mark the
evolution of society are made through
the, urge and Impulse of the resulting
inevitable-.struggles between" these
classes for mastery. - .   .
• T Nowj while it may" be and -is easily
explainable, this is greatly to -be deplored. It i# always regrettable when,
thoughtful'men and women who are
earnestly- seeking the truth are prejudiced against an idea or a movement
through some misconception of it.. In
the belief that many such persons are
today opposing Socialism because of
their total 'misconception of what it
really means, this attempt is -made to
state plainly, honestly and without
acrimony or1 offense what Socialists
understand by the class struggle.'
• In the first place; reverting for, a
moment to the unequal division of
wealth already shown, it is obvious
that the wealth producers who receive
such a small share of the products of
their toil have a certain community'
of interests- as against the recipients
of the larger share.
The. individual workers in a factory
6r,m-ine may be divided by a thousand
different'things.   They may be of-different races, -they may have different
religious ■ beliefs, but they have one
thing in common—they have a common interest in securing as large a
return- for their labor, as big a' share
of their products," as possible.   There
will he a natural tendency, therefore,
for them to unite upon that one question.    It would be- Impossible to get
them to agree upon any question in-'
volving -the -merits of their respective'
nationalities; to attempt to unite them
in any, religious organization would be
foredoomed to failure.   But in general
they will unite, more or less readily,
'upon the .platform of their economic
Interests.""  • '
In Wee manner, those who receive
the larger share, ■ so enormously disproportionate to their numbers, may
also differ upon all other matters,.but
they will tend to agree as to the desirability of maintaining the present
division of ..wealth", of increasing the
share,if possible, and, at any -rate, preventing its.being lessened by any coercive action on the part of the workers. They, too, m&y be,,of different
races and.have different religious beliefs, and because of these things they
•may belong to different clubs' and so
cial "sets," but they will find a hasis
for common agreement in' their economic interests.^,
,   In' 'the- foregoing proposition, care
has, been taken to confine the -states
merit to' It's' necessary limitations.   It
Is claimed merely that there will he a
.tendency-for.this unity upon basis,of
economic'interests to occur.    There
may be individuals so constituted that
they are.-not-able or willing to unite
with.-their   fellows   upon' anything.
There may- be some who will not be
able -to recognize that they have common   interests   with   their   fellows.
There may, he some who will regard
racial or religious divisions as being
vital to the extent of forbidding any
association with others of alien race
or (faith. - lPinally, there may he, and,
in fact, are, some members of the superior economic class who regard the
system which gives them so disproportionate a share of the wealth of the
world as wrong and unite with the
workers instead of their natural allies.
■But all these are exceptions, and in
general it may be said that -men will
unite according to'their economic interests while preserving their other
natural divisions, because the economic question is fundamental.'   It is' the
bottom question of'life, the question
of food and clothes and shelter. That
some rise .superior to their environment does not invalidate the theory
that 'life is in general conditioned by
its environment.
All this is very trite and obvious,
but it goes to the roots of the problem before us.  Association for mutual
protection is a law of nature, which
men everywhere, and most of the lower animals, instinctively obey.   When
the individuals find tnemselves powerless to defend their interests, they instinctively unite.    Prince Rropotkin,
in his wonderful book, "Mutual Aid a
Factor of Evolution," gives many interesting examples, human and other,
of the observance of this law.   The
struggle of the classes, then, is a natural struggle, -the working out of a
great universal natural law.   It is Imperative. that this be remembered by
those who would understand Socialism and its propaganda.   Many people
make -the serious mistake of supposing that Socialism is responsible for
the class struggle, that the advocates
of Socialism, by preaching bitterness
and  class- batred,   make  the ...class
struggle.    Because they belfeve this
they oppose Socialism and denounce
its advocates with all their powers.
This is unfair -to the Socialists.
They do not make the struggle which
exists^ between the classes, but it inheres in the economic institutions of
•society. Long before the word Socialism was ever,spoken society* was torn
by a hitter class conflict. In fact, ever
since in the evolution of the race private property first -became recognized,
class struggles have existed.' Their
history is the history of human pro-
gr-ess'. Ancient society, based as it
was upon slavery, was certainly char
acterized by a definite class division.
Slaverj' was, in fact, the beginning of
the age-long universal class struggle
between the disinherited sons of earth
and their masters.   The ancient his-
torlesaeem with records of the revolts
of slaves against their masters. Likewise, the history of the Middle Ages
tells mainly the story of a great and
bitterly   waged   class   struggle.    Xo,
candid reader of the history of the
•peniod can full to find abundant evidence of the responsibility of conflicting -class interests for the wars of the
■.Middle Ages.   The medieval gilds, also, were- the organized expression of
the struggle of the rising manufacturing class against the feudal barons.
•When Socialists are accused of creating class division and strife, the accusation is as absurd as it is unjust.
Upon -the  walls of Pompeii—which
seems, says -Jlr. Morrison Davidson-, to
have been In the midst of a municipal
election when it was buried in the
year 79 A.D.—inscriptions have been
found pointing to a definite organization of the working class at that time.
Here is one such Inscription, interesting on account of the present discussion of the desirability of the labor
unions going into politics:
"The members of the Fishermen's
Union nominate Popedius Rufus for
member of the Board of Works."—
John Spargo In the Socialists.
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read of-frightful accidents occurring
at collieries. One time some forty or
fifty -are blown into eternity by an explosion of fire damp," ait another, a
hundred or two are killed and wounded by the falling in, of a xotton shaft,
the only outlet from a den of death.
These cases of wholesale slaughter
attract temporary attention; the, public • subscribe to, the widows and orphans of the murdered colliers; then
something equally "sensational" to
the explosion, occurs,' either at home
or abroad, and the colliery catastrophe is entirely forgotten.—From "Reynold's" of Fifty years ago (November
8,1863.).*; '       .*   ^
Whilst 'laying the foundation stone
of a new hospital at Mansfield, a populous mining5 distriot, the other day,
the Duke of Portland paid a tribute to
the courage of British, colliers.   After
speaking of their hazardous lives and
of,the terrible accidents that contin-1
ually-overtake them? he said: "I believe there are no braver and -more
sdf-sacrifletag^ menjth_aruthe_miaers.
'of'thircountryr"~lVfe endorse, that remark.   We believe that no set of be*-
IngS that ever existed on' this planet
can vie with British colliers in the
virtues • of courage and devotion to
comrades stricken down by accidents
or-disease.1 And because we believe
that, because we find Jt impossible to
■convey the depth of oiir admiration
for the British -miner,, w© are now
making a special appeal., on his he-
half, we are appealing for public sentiment—or public .Indignation, if you
will—strong enough to forco the authorities and the mine owners to take
every step thnt will ensure the greatest passible degree of safety in- British mines.   At six o'clock on the
morning of Tuesday, October 14, 935
miners descended the pit at Senghen-
ydd. Two houre later an explosion occurred, and.hundreds of, theso men
wero killed.   A few, bodies have been
brought up, but a number still He in
tho ,bowolB of the earth, lost to those
who would fain have had -the mortal
clay entombed In some chosen burial
ground.   Now when the accident occurred there was no took of offers of
help.  IMlnors from all over tho Principality—from nil over the Kingdom
—were willing and anxious to Join In
tho work of rescuing survivors, Funds
wore opened ln nld of tho thousand
widows nnd orphans of the dead. The
nowspapera printed grnphlo and moving descriptions of the scenes at the
pithead and in tho etrlckon home's of
tho minora.   And now—?   Now what
la happ&ning?   Tho nowB from Son-
ghenydd has coasod to bo "nows."   It
no longer moves our sluggish pulses.
Wo hnvo rend stories of pathos ond
tragedy until our nppetltoa are sated,
All that can bo known of tho terror of
tho burning ttilno, of tho horolBm of
tho resouoru, of tho steadfastness of
tho widows nnd horonved ones, wo
have hod put boforo us In cold print
tlmo and tlmo again; tho details of
tho picture we nre familiar with,
Hut wo, for our part, are not satisfied with -that. We want something
olso, and wo hopo that ovory reader
ot "Roynold'8" will join ue in demanding something moro than wo havo yet
had. We wunUi full aud Impartial In*
qulry Into tho causo of tho disaster,
We want tho Government to tako
«t«pi that will bring evory Item of
Information bearing upon (Ho causes
of tho disaster to light. Wo want to
know if It Is uoccfliary to sacrlflco no
many thousand* of bravo mon ond
boys to provhlo thin realm with the
fuel thai keeps ui a nation In tho forefront of tho world, Are thoro no means
of proven-ting those holocausts? Must
Mich -sacrifices be offered up to the
iMoIoch of Industry? Have we no llttlo caro for the beat of our peoplo that
wo can Me thorn blown to atom*,
burnt alive, crushed to pulp, and oth-
erwliio tortured, maimed, and killed In
the interests of the owners and controllers of the coal industry? That is
what we want to know, and we want
to know at once. It is nearly a month
since the accident occurred,• and we
have, no ,report on these matters.
Nearlv. a month since hundreds of
men whose existence should make us
proud of our race and our traditions
were, swept out of existence, and our
apathetid -rulers stand coolly by, waiting for we know not what, -before finding out. what exactly was the matter
at the Lancaster pit Some people,
well acquainted with pit work, tell us
that there must.be these serious disasters; others say that the pits can
bo made as safe.as the London tube
railways." Some, men -blame the men
for carelessness—a very easy way of
shlrklng'the Issue—others tell us that
it Is "almost impossible to drive the
ojvners into adopting safeguards. For
ourselves, we 'merely desire -information/ 'We believe someone is -responsible, and we want to know .who he is.
TJhat-is one thing ve must demand
responsible for the control of the
■workings w^s responsible for the accident, he must be -placed in the dock
and tried as a common criminal. Human life is too sacred to be frittered
away. ln the manner in which' It is.
We -talk of modern progress." We
compliment ourselves upon the. advance i that has been made ln humane
sentimeht, and* then we find that in
such' matters we are pretty much in
the eain-6 position as we were fifty
years ago. Read the s extract from
"Reynold's" of half a , century ago,
printed at the head of this column,
and then ask yourselves how far we
have really and truly progressed in
these matters."  Colliers' lives have
been wasted in thousands.    Homes
have  been   ruined;wives  have, heen
widowed-, children have been orphaned, death has claimed his victims in
mines all over the country in the
past, and we know that the greed -Jor
dividends was the cause .-of most of
the fatalities.   And we suspect that
it is the same today.   We suspect that
our lax methods of controlling industry allow directors to jeopardize the
lives of men In the interests of'-pro-
fits, and, if that is so, we demand that
it shall cease. .But first and foremost
we mu^t have- the evidence, and we
must have all -the evidence.   -If any
man on the Welsh coalfield has Information bearing upon the -causes ot
the disaster, we hope that no fatalistic notion that the thing Is over and
cannot be  helped  will  prevent him
from giving "it.    Workmen guilty of
'intb the" prisoner's dock.   If any mine
official -has been criminally negligent,
.wo hope to see him- also facing a judge
and jury as If he were a "common,"
"vulgar" hero of a miner whose judgment had been at fault.. The strongest condemnation of British coal -kings
is thnt printed, at the head of this article. Fifty /-fears since it was written,
and It is as apropos as if it had been
■written yesterday.   Who is -the culprit
in this case?  We hope the public will
insist upon an answer.,to that question, and then insist upon adequate
punishment being meted out to him.
■ Oomimissioner of Labor Brake, of
Colorado, throws some light on the
causes1' that lead up to the frightful
loss of life in the -mines where the.
men are not protected- -by an organi-
aatlon-.,- IHe -reports a -case where the
inspector of mines, was denied the
■right to investigate conditions in one
of the C. F. & I. mines; where the
strong-arm men of that corn-pany refused to -let the inspector! near the
mine he woulld have Inspected, and,
■because thiB company had complete
control of local -courts and police 'power, he was compelled to forego his
legal right an'd duty.
In British Columbia, on Vancouver
Island, another instance of defiant disregard of law led up to the present
strike. Because the gas men the law
-allows tihe miners to employ and report to them discovered dangerous
amounts of gas, and so reported, they,
the ga-s men, were not only discharged but blacklisted. >
Wherever -the miners are organized
the -laws relating to safety,can bo, and
genertilly lare, enforced. The miners
influence that will encourage th© inspectors to enforce the ,Iaws.
iBut with the miners unable to express iEheir demands, except aa individuals, and then at the imminent danger of discharge, while the" operators
work together to choose inspectors or.
demand their discharge if -unsaAisfne.-
ttory to them, the inspection law, ail
laws for the safety of tho miners aro
enforced or das-regarded at the will of
the operators.
And so, for tho safety of our feltow-
worker-s, we shall continue to go for-
ward with our campaign of education
and organization until all the1 miners
of ,the country are protected to, the
extent that an organization can. assure.
With all the miners organized, the
laws, even of -the districts now organized, could be revised and made more
strict, unrtill tho death rate among miners all over the -land would be materially reduced-.—U. M. W. Journal.
Mexico has seven* million peons
whose daily average wage is twelve
and one-half cents, so says the Newark
Evening Star. With this fact before
you, -it is not difficult to solve the riddle of Mexico. The war'Is between
two-groups of capitalists. -The iprize
is the right to exploit these seven million peons. Huerta Is the hired man
of the Pearson oil syndicate of Europe.
Caranza is backed, by American capital. '
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BecauBO thirty-three patrolmen of
the Indianapolis pollco forco refused
to act ns strike breakers during the
street oanm-e-n's strike In that, city,
charges havo been' preferred against
ithem by Superintendent Hylnnd, and-
St la probable that Ihelr dismissal may
bo ordered.
Prior to the strike the police, under
instructions of tho .same superintendent, did not interfere with Imported
.thugs of tho street oar companies
when they bent up the organizers, nnd
suoh of tho' company's employes as
evinced a dcBlro to Join with tho union
ot thoir craft,
A committee representing all tho
local unions, and somo representatives
of tho international organizations that
havo tliolr headquarters In Ind-lanap-
ol|«, culled on tho mayor of tho city
somo wooks prior to tho strlko, pro-
l-pstod ngnlnst tho lawlessness of tho
paid ruffians of tho traction companies and prodlotcd that, when tho
strlko should come, iho Illegal methods adopted by the compnny would Inevitably load to llko lawleiKnoss on
tho pari, of ayimpathtaers ot tho men
on atrtko,
Tho pollco of Indlnnnlpolls, or for
tliat mutter of nny city, Is composed
of worklngmtiii, As officials of tho
city thoy aro In duty bound to protect
life and proporty.
iBut when tho official to whom thoy
look for Instructions refines to pro-
toot mon who wero only exorcising
their constitutional rights from tactics that wero abiolutely In violation
ot tlio law, he, and thone under his
command, aro supposed to enforce
wlUiout fear or favor, Just because ho
(tho superintendent of mM*** wn«
uoi in sympathy with tho purposes'
h'i- u lilt/mi -l»*utf iwu» -aru scarvmit, H
Ib only natural, and far lew* culpable,
if tbo patrolmen alio should e\pr«n
thoir sympathies In like manner when
called upon to protect the Importm!
thuftt, fAlOO th-PSf In 1nm rr>»t*n wi--Jt*
io ialto nomo at their own kind of
medicine, >
Outside ot that the wisdom of tho
gentlemen of the Chamber of Commerce, th« Hoard of Trado, who are
now loudly calling tor the dlwhanre
of the policemen under rhanrM,
tklghL bo questioned.
iM them look to themselves. Thr-v
v<Ul thttl ll was thrtr intolerant portion that brought about the conditions
thtt U^tUsbly led np to thc strife*,
s'nd whleh, If pfmlrtwf fn, will bring
on a series of strikes, wnttt the «ondl-
lions thoy h*rt> b**i* wtuXiro ia Impos-
j tWT on Wi« worklcrm*n ot tho rffy nr*
as mercury will surely destroy the
sense of smell'and completely derange
the wliolo system when entering- it
through the mucous surfaces. Such
articles should nerer be used except on
prescriptions trom reputable ' physicians, as the damage they will, do is
ten fold to tho good yon can possibly
derive from them. Hall's Catarrh Cure,
manufactured by F. J. Cheney--, ft Co.,
Toledo, 0„ contains no mercury, and in
taken Internally, acting directly upon
the blood and,mucous surfaces of tlio
system. In buying Hall's Catarrh Cure
be sure you got the genuine. It is taken
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The Finest
Tliey are attempting to boost their
holdings of real estate at the coat of
the workers. Would Induco factories
Co como to tho city by showing -unorganized nnd therefore cheap "labor."
And the result Is apparent in moro
actual want; moro burglaries and oth*
er crimes against property; moro abject poverty among working people
'than Is the enso In any othor city In
this country of Its slz-e.
When ho\iln the Sixteenth wo-b Informed that the luttonal guard waa
fnitornialng with tho revolting popu.
lace ho eaid, "Then it Is not a riot, It
Is a revolution." J
LMen of labor, held to n baro existence, with pauperism o r crlrao Imminently beforo thorn in caso of a fow
week's' idleness; with cost of Uio baro
nocossdUoa of living over nvls-lnff,
whilo wagos stand Mill or go backward, must rebel, must revolt.
Thoso who would provent tho only
poacoablo expression of dissatisfaction, Uio only possible method by
which conditiona cnn l» ameliorated
without appeal to forco, tlio organization ot iho workers Into associations
through wlnlcli thoy can voico -tliolr
no-ads, colloctlvcly, nro treading on
dangeroua ground; aro certainly not
working for tho real Intor««t« of Uio
Thoy mny prevent a peaceable
amelioration of tbo conditions, of the
worker* ter a tlmo, but urgent neces-
alty will find an «xpreMlon, and If
poacoablo method* aro .prevented,
thon tbo explosion must oome.
Tiicro arc too many pooplo In Indi-
iinnpallrt who have absolutely nothing
to lose,—U. M. W. Journal.
AiSifititH fcAPCOIllON
TwMiiy^o-ur nsort of our follow-
workers* Uvea snuff-ad out In a few
mlnntpfl; thia time In Alnbama, /uioth-
-.." :,'*i..'.,. ,-u-.k', "ito-w wb-fckMiy *,. ttift
union" !» not tolerated, and whero tho
death rate of tho miners ta twice as
many to tho amount of coal produced
as fn the orfanlwd state*.
As usual, we have tbo kMuranco of
iho State'* chief Inspoctor of mints.
"Th.il! nil tht* rnlrff m-itur till care a?*.v
In a wonderfully safe condition, and
thnt th!« r»nrtl-*'ti'«r min** wnn mtfl'T
moro unto ihan nny of iho othera."
Ntveriholfft*, there Is no doubt but
ths* tht -fTi'lr-fif-o did «*«r, ***} to
fl'o m'tiing in mi thrre ran be no «ia*t-
tloit but that If » mine Wow» op tberu
myst.hsre hitn toi)*illltyM IhttC \tn_io
.„ „,.,,•„,;•,„■, .,,,.-^hf,<> tiot to ikiy •*.#«•-)w
In Town
Luscious Jap Oranges in Boxes
of 5 and 10 dozen
New Dates- New Nuts- New Figs
Freshly ground SPICKS that impart
that peculiar piquancy so pleasing to
the palate
Just Unloaded : Carload of
Okanagan Apples and Vegetables
A car of extra fine Washington Apples will be here
in a few days
Fernie Industrial & Provident Co-operative
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Directory of Fraternal
Meets every. Wednesday
evening at 8 o'clock ln K. P.
Noble Grand! A. Prentice.   ,
Secretary, J. B, Melklejohn..
Meet at Alello's Hall second and third Mondays iu
each month.
.   John, M. Woods, Secretary.
Ferwie, Rox 657.
•Meet every Tuesday at S
p.m, in their own ilall, Victoria Avenue.
O. <:.. 0 Harton.
K. of R. S„ Chas. Ituhrer.
iM. of F., Robt. Dudley.
Meet every  Monday at S
p.in. in K. of P. Hall.
Dictator, T. Uphill.
•Secretary, W. K. Vance.
The Organized Mob
Office:  Above Bleasdell's Drug Store
Phone 121
Residence: 21 Victoria Avenue
FERNIE       -     „ -       -       -        B. C.
The -Miners' Bulletin of date of November 15th, had the following, relative to 'the Citizens' Alliance that has
been organized in the copper district
of Michigan:
"This organization it seems has had
a rebirth in .Michigan-. Every student
of Labor's history will remember the
brutal, anarchistic part that it played
but a few years ago and now it comes
upon the scene/again with Its lawlessness 'and hate but thinly veiled. In
this it is -assisted to the extent of
the limited ability of the copper collared press'of this district, notably the
Gazette, the News and the Journal. It
is the last act of desperation on the
pari -of the men who are willing to
clasp hands with tbe,paid assassins of
corporations against working cm*en.
Get an idea of its character. We quote
the following:
"The alliance has called no meetings, has n'o executive officers, has
made no announcement of its plans,
if it lias any, but If its pledges mean
anything there are ten thousand people already enrolled In the copper district against Moyer, Mahoncy, Miller,
Terzichand their principles, Something definite' In the form of aggressive action against the Western Fed-
eration should result.
"Even the servile tools and lickspittles of the corporations can understand language of that character. It
is an invitation- to mob violence. If
there, were any of our friends here or
on the outside who had any doubt of
the effectiveness of this strike, the
organization of the. Citizens' Alliance
ought to relieve them of that. It is
an act worthy of -the men who fatten
on Labor's toil and who aro ready, to
commit muTder to hold the workers in
subjection. Wherever these men have
appeared it has always been with a lie
on their lips and malice in their heart.
It js always .the particular union that
is on strike that they are opposed to.
To unionism in general they always
profess their adherence."
■The Citizens' Alliance," wherever it
has been organized, has trampled law
under foot and spat upon constitutional rights. The Citizens", Alliance
o'f the Cripple Creek district resolved
itself into a mercenary mob and- destroyed -the stores of the Western
Federation of -Miners. The Citizens*
Alliance of Colorado's gold district
instituted deporilation, and men were
torn from their families by day and
night, brutally, assaulted and driven
beyond the boundaries of the state because they stood for the'rights of the
working class.
Tlie organization launched in- Michigan, is but a mob tliat proposes to
take the law into its own.,hanils, and
which was .involved by  the  existing
civilization, ..,. Xy- v.
Immediately •.'artist's/ came to the
question of- what -they were worth,
and what they should ask for a picture, or for playing, or singing at a
concert,'they .were, met with an im-
mense.mass of anomalies which were
extremely' repugnant to their inner
sense. ■ They • found that the. money
value or' exchange value of -what they
could do not only bore no relation to
whaLthey thought was the real value
of the art, ■> but that the two were
sometimes in -perfectly grotesque contradiction.-
miserable one. It you are an-actress,',"
you have to sell your' face,'your^per*-'
son -and your figure.'^H,-you"are-*,a
•musician, or a pianist, you; have to sell
your hair." . (Laughter.).-.,. , .-,.•"• •■ -i.
IMr. Shaw went on tb say that they
were not exactly like fish,. because
they would -he eaten over\ and over
again. (Laughter.) "And you. are
none the wo'rae for:lt,".he*continued;
"You remain just as you were before,
and, on the contrary, the taste for
you is apt to grow. (Renewed laughter.) No human being ought .to.have
to sell. himself, or,, -herself? on any
terms whatever, but the fact was they
The actress was put In a position in
which she could haye a motor car and
have a very comfortable time. ' They
found at the same time that people
like- Florence  Nightingale,  Mrs.  Josephine Butler, Mrs.' Pankhurst, and
so on, were,hot only paid for what
they   did,- but,/were -violently   maltreated' for  what they  did.   If they
went to the extreme case of persons
like Joan of Arc, they found instead
of getting handsomely paid, like the
lady  who exhibited her person, she
was "burned.    (Laughter.)    So , they
had society expressing its opinion on
their value, and there they had the
same  anomaly  that  Ruskin  pointed
out.   Persons whom they felt were of
infinite vatue to the world received as
their payment martyrdom or a very
vigorous   persecution;   whereas   the
were.all selling ..themselves in existing society. — Reynolds' Newspaper,
London. -   ,
take the law'into-its ™W*™*>*™ I persons who  were only doing their
it -is  probable,  that WaddelWIahon   best tQ -mal(<3 the most money they
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary, etc.
Offices:  Eckstein Building,
Fernie. B.C.
thugs in conjunction with the state
militia, will aid and abet the horde
of outlaws, who- under the name of a
Citizens* Alliance, will pereptrate' every outrage' which devilish ingenuity
can suggest.
The organized band of lawbreakers
may create a reign of terror, In the
copper mining district, and it may .be,
tliat men, women and children may
suffer, but the principles for which
bnave men are fighting wiiriive, and
the dayv Is not far distant when many
of the very- .men who make up the
lawless aggregation, known as a .'Citizens' Alliance, will be haunted- by the
■memory, of a time when they cut their,
own throats, to maintain the supremacy of economic despotism in the copper mines of Michigan.—The Miners
G. B: Shaw on Vice
F. C. Lawe Alex-. I. Fisher
Fernie, B. C.
Ever caustically humorous in his
condemnations, Mr. G. B. Shaw made
some biting comments when lecturing at the Three Arts Club, -Maryle-
bone road, London, to an audience of
women on the subjept of the "Economics of the' Three Arts —Music,
Painting and the Drama." -
Tilts general belief of the human
race,' remarked Jlr. Shaw, was that
the artist was a blackguard. (Laughter.) .The great mass of mankind—
the ordinary peasant, the ordinary la
borer and the ordinary trader—regarded art as a vice. They really did. It
was a misconception which even existed -to some extent among artists
themselves. He addressed his last
lecture to their souls and self-respect,
and' he wanted to address the present
lecture more or less to their pockets,
because if they did not understand- a
little about tho economics of art, they
were quite certain to make fools of
themselves very largely in the necessary business of selling   themselves
best to -make the most money they
could were very.highly -paid. There
was no use in quarrelling with that.
"It Is," -Mr. Shaw continued, "Important that you should understand
that the market value for which you
have to sell yourself Is a thing which
has no relation whatever to the Intrinsic value, or the social utility of
your work. You have to make up
^your mind that when you are doing"'
work of the highest,value, the probability is that you will have an extremely hard time, and that you will
not be paid', but prabably fined, imprisoned, and forcibly fed—(laughter)
—and if you will,carry your work to
the very highest point the probability
is you willbe.'executed.    (Laughter.)
"You have to go into the market,
and you have to sell yourself precisely
on the same terms as fish. (Laughter.) Your ^prlce .will be regulated
strictly by supply and demand. If
you study a Bond street" fishmonger
you will-find that at one period of the
day the price of fish is very highland
you will find late in the day, when
there is no prospect of selling the fish
—the fish will not keep—the 'same
fish is actually being given away. You
have to consider when you are selling
yourself whether you. will keep.
'(■Laughter.) That is. a very serious
question, especially for a woman, because you must remember that when
a,-woman is young and pretty ihe is
salable, but she will not keep.
"Por some years she may be quite
well paid on the strength of her good
looks, but when these go, if she has
not any talent, she gets rather into
the position of the fish. She" is given
away, but nobody will take her,- and
her .position may become an extremely l
In "every strike the "subsidized
sheets of capital are' copious in ..expressions of sympathy for the <public.
They draw, a ploture of .Labor and
Capital grappling " with each other,
while the poor, unfortunate -public
looks on at -the battle, • suffering untold hardships,*. as the result of such
conflict They declare that the public is not responsible for the conflicts
that "bring -misery and wretchedness
to that great mass of people-not directly involved, but who must suffer
because employer, and employe cannot
harmonize their differences. The question arises as to who and what constitute the public.
The.public is supposed to be the
whole people, and'the public is made
up of exploiters and exploited. The
two elements of society, exploiter and
exploited, belong .to-the public, and
the public is responsible for the hellish Industrial system that breeds conflict between* exploiter and exploited.
The public has the political -power in
ito hands to -redress the economic
wrongs that paralyze industry , and
bring hunger and want to countless
thousands of people, but .that great
public for which the organs of capitalism express so much sympathy, is
not heard from until the' slave rebels
against the brutal conditions and starvation-'wages imposed ' upon him by
the1 insatiable greed of Industrial tyrants'. The" cry of journals In behalf
.of the public, that- prostitute, their
'columns to serve the interest of exploiters^ Is but a pretext raisedto conceal the hypocrisy'of those "moulders
of "public opinions" who are -too cow-
ardly'to be men and stand up for justice and right..
• The public is getting what/It voted
for, and should not whimper or squeal
when bearing some of the burdens ot
a system that makes a hell' for the
working class.—The -Miners Magazine.
, No. 2314 .
" Meet first and, third Fridays,
Miners' Hall, Fernie;-second,and
fourth Fridays,- Club Hall, Coal
Creek. Sick Benefit, attached. .
- T. Uphill^Sec,
Fernie, B, C. ........
.no. 2497    y:.:-..
Meet every Tuesday evening in
the Athletic -Hall at '7.30.    SJcfc
Benefit Society in connection.'-'-,
, '        .W. Bahlerstone;'Secv
Box 63, Hosmer, B. C.
No. 2334'    ■   -
. Meet  every Sunday .afternoon
at ,2' o'clock   ln   Crahan's   Hall."
Sick Benefit Society attached.
H. Elmer, Sec.
No. 1387 \   .
Meet every Sunday.   Sick and
Accident Benefit Society attached.  '
Michael ..Warren, Sec.
Canmore, Alta.
' No. 1058
Meet second and fourth Sunday
in month.   Sick and Benefit Society attached.
J. Gorton, Sec.
•  No. 2227      '      ,  .
Meet every alternate Sunday at
2.30   p.m.   tn   tho   Opera  House,
Coleman. ,, - ,
J. Mitchell, Sec.
Box 105, Coleman.
 »..    r«-    Pfi>nha    ond   Colds
,    No. 29
Meet every Tuesday evening at'
7 o'clock in the Bankhead Hall.
Sick and Accident Benefit Fund'
attached. ' -v
'     Frank Wheatley, Fin. Sec.
Bankhead, Alta.
No.,1189 :
. Meet-~every Sunday  afternoon
in Miners' Hall,  2.30. .''.
Frank Barrlngham, Sec.
Box 112. Coalhurst P.O.'       /     ,
^  '    .->jOl-Jo.-2683 -.."  " ,        ;
-,', Me^t -every other Sunday,1 generally second and fourttf Sundays.
In, the month.- •■•'•■-f.   ' '-■*■' ,
J-  ' ■"/,'•'_  "' ,> J.<; Johnstone, Sec
■.V,X. ■: No. 235S>r. '"' ,'' "'
... -% -. * »*.,*>' - . - -' -
."«'Meet'1 every second, and fourth
Sunday of each month .at,2 p.m..
in Slovak Hall. Sick Benefit Society, attached.'- - -
■'•'..., -_. "Thosi" G. Harries, Sec.
'Passburg, Alta.'     '•>
"    ?'      ,.  ,,No. 949        ....-
Meet, every second and fourth
Sunday of each'month at'10'a.m.. ^
in School.House, Buriftis. No Sick'''
. Thos. G. Harries, Sec.
Passburg, Alta. -  ' .'
No. 2829
Meet every first and third Sunday of oach month at 10 a.m. in
Union Hall, Maple Leaf. No'Sick
Society. ' f
Thos. G. Harries, Sec.
Passhurg, Alta.
No. 431 ,    ,
Meet every Wednesday evening
at 7.30 In Miners' Hall. 12th Avenue North.
Ii. Moore, Sec.-Treas.
No." 431
Meet every Sunday at 2.30 p.m.
In the Socialist Hall."  ,        ' ;
James Burke, Sec.
Box 30, Bellevue, *Alta. ,
No. 481  ,
Meet every Sunday at 3 o'clock
p.m. ■
John Loughran.Sec.
No. .2877      ,
■ Meet every second Sunday at 2
o'clock In- the  Club Hall.    Sick
I^phefit Society, attached. ;
• A     ' . John Jones, Sec.
Corbin, B. C.
This Competition closes on 13th.    All entries must be in by
DISTRICT~No. 1-Including Corbin, Michel, Hosmer, Ooal Creek,
Fernie and the West. • ■„„,.„
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December 17th.
What you Have to Do
Savo all headings.   Each heading has a different numbor.   To
Candidate No.
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two headings, if the numbers aro high enough, to boat tlio man with
two dozen headings. Tho prizes go to tho person with'tho highest
total when tho numbers on thoir headings arc added together.
Read Conditions Carefully
You havo no timo to loso if you wish to soouro a prize Thoro
will be lots of high numbers noxt wook and a fow high nujnhors will
carry you hy the loading candidate.   Got in—tho prizes are worth
Send your hoadingH in each week. If you lmvo a hunch of houd-
ings, send 'om along and we will give you a number nnd show you
how you stand.  It's not too late to stnrt now—got busy.
DISTRICT No. 2—Including Coleman, Carbondale and Blairmore.
5  ,  114415
oo •  116169
23 "". '   .'... ;...... 384193
tl ""''""..,:  222344
49    '  115628
52  '"•"   123012
£3 "  224893
ll      •; ;,.,■  115201
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DISTRICT No. 3—Including Prank, Hillcrost, Bellevue, Maple Leaf,
Burmis, Passburg, Beaver Mines, Tabor, Pooanon-
tas, Bankhead, and Bast and North.
2 ;...;....   216029
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11    206828
75    1005320
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i? ■'■  218646
an ....;  213100
S   208396
go   226190
44       ..;  125777
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AU envelopes must be addressed "Competition" District
Ledger, Fernie, B, C.
List off Prizes
The following prizes are for Contestants in Fernie, Coal Creek, Hosmer, Michel
ine iouowmg Vv       ,r   h|   and to the west of Ferme
$20 P2iI2E „    ^^
Splendidly Trimmed Hat supplied by Mrs. TODD.
BnppHed by TRItEfl-WOOD 00.
$6.00 PAIR OF BOOTS   '■*
Supplied by MUIRHEAD & 00.
Supplied by FiiRNIfi CO-OPERATIVE
$10 PRIZE     '
Supplied by 41 MEAT MARKET
Supplied by A. 0. LIPHARDT
VALUE $16.00
Supplied by DeBURLE & BIRKBEOK
Supplied by W, INGRAM
List off prizes
The following prizes are for  Coleman, Carbondale, Blairmore, Frank, Bellevue,
Maple Leaf; Hillcrest, Passburg, Burmis and East
Given by H. G. GOODEVE 00.
$10.00 PRIZE
Supplied by FRANK WTMP! fr T.TQtTOR flO
$20.00 SUIT
Given by J. H. NAV LOR, Bollotae
$20.00 ORDER OM iiiii biOic*
Given by T. M, BURNET!', Bellevue.
$16.00 TEA SET
Gives }>v \  f BT.AIfl. Bellevue and Frank
, $15.00 HEATER
Glvon by STEPHEN T. HUMBLE, Bellevue.
A PRIZE FOR EVERYBODY■ GET ONE *-., .y-i'.fjfyys', a-'^ '••v/^J'a^'-^V'V-' .-? -
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THE DISmorLEDG^-FERimB.r, B. 0., DECEMBER 6^ 1913.
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j£ >„J^ y * ™j£y-o™''0t Rate^fe's-T^k^e® and.'Uat great'limg-
v.: in?,f°r att Old'CountryPork-pie-Tvlli-beathing of.the'-p'ast'.   If you
> cant-get'them from-your storol&eporyAy A A .    7 ' ' .■ " "7V\  -
*•--■--■ ?iO ^V- Gal1 at ™ Peilat4venue >;,-•""* ;'>   ■
o    ,  Orders for 'socials or .parties will-Wpromptly attended -to.-    ;
'• :- r^Prices-reasonable.'  ,'-,-   *   '   ■." ,-'•"  "'"'r. .  ■• '
■Fernie."-?*-.  -:'--- "'-■■    .  xy W ■'     ,- dp
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;': yEstablished April 1899-
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Wholesale  and Retail    TobaCCOnist
Baths and Shoe Shine
Our Coffee is Good
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• Traiii going South leaves Fernie 9:53 a.m. daily
except Sunday, making direct-connections at Rex-,
ford for the West and with the ORIENTAL LIM-.
ITED East bound, THE CRACK train of the North-'
■west." -. .-        •",.',
Train from the South arrives Fernie'7:30 p.m.,
makes direct connections at Rexford from East and >
West:' ." -\ ".;      ' ';;   --'v.. .
• Special1 round'trip Canadian Holiday Fares* to-
.Atlantic Sea Ports in connection with Ocean tickets now in effect." • ' ■■ *;
-r-ri? *—™* FernierrB^Cr^
• The question "is asked.   We
answered: "Look'around you
' and.Bee..*" u- *•   ..'.•■   ~
Investigation Discloses That
; Real Estate Prices Are Advancing. ....... ...... ... ... '..
Are you alive"to,the situation?  II you are wo can show
you a place you can make a
, Wg profit on. •
Aa compared to later on.
Just Now, Houses   Here   Are
. Dirt Cheap.:
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A   question   of   great   importance
same up .before the Looal for <Macu*
sion at theaast regular •uiecuii^.V.it
Wv, m toe Pr«ctic® of1 working double"
shifts at the mines.   The Aot reads
Hpus:   Ao -person employed in or about
a^mine shall remain underground- for
.the (purpose.of employment, or any
other Purpose except'as 'hereinafter
(Provided, for a" longer .period than
eight Oiours irom bank to bank in any
one, calendar   day   of   twenty&ur
hours.",  "Twenity-.four hours" tor, tbe
purpose of this  section, shall  mean
from midnight to midnight.   It is deplorable how men and officials alike
abuse this section of ithe Act.   Tiie
miners'   union   internationally   have
fought strenuously for many years 'to
obtain by act- of Parliament the en-
rorcement of eight hours in the mines.
They have been successful because the
agitation was carried on intelligently
and persistently. ? Yet, in spite of such
a splendid achievement, men will reenter the mlnesrwhen commanded to
do so by, an unthinking official.    A
penalty is Inflicted'for a breach of
the act'in .this resplct.   13uc penalties
by courts of law are not sufficient;
the guilty ones should be regarded' as
objects   of  scorn   and   hatred   and
should be.expelled Immediately from
the union.  ,We are an organization of
■men who have to battle continuously
tor ithe means of existence, and, as
euciv-can 111 afford to be lenient to'
an offending and disloyal member.
The special 'meeting held in the
Grand Theatre .was instructive in one
particular at( least. The. interpreters
of our foreign brothers reiterated the
necessity of .being brothers in the organization; they desired a common
.sympathy. ,The superficial barriers
of national descent-still lingers and
struggles for existence. ,The bour-
geoise teaching of '.national prejudice
and hatred still dominates' our minds
despite our' common economic struggles. But'the day is not far.distant
when all new knowledge of our. common,-interests will shine like the'light
and compel the mists of our present
misunderstanding to dissipate and roll
away.   *, v
Again the meeting was remarkable
not,only for the numbers in attendance, but also for the determination
which .possessed the members to have
this matter thoroughly -ddscussed. Can
an inspection -committee give a true
report?. The question itself presupposes a-condition of things that should
not exiat.-at the mines of Coal Creek.
■The, safeguarding^ life'at the mines
is a question of first-importance and
it has been accentuated through recent, disasters' and the number of fatal" accidents' in this .province. The
•race^for -profits blinds the parties concerned to the*.dangers and sacrifices
of -life'-and' limb. The individual who
has the moral courage to call a halt
and -point out the evils "exiRtinr-,-«
Mrs.S. Jennings, Prop.
L» A. Mills, Manager
Excellent Cuisine — American and
European Plan — Electric Light -
Hot & Cold Water-Sample Rooms
Phones—Special Rates by the month
European Plan Room Rates
,600, and Upwards
American Plan Rates
$2,00 por Day
(Hate of Hixon and Ferguson)
iPiUmbor, Stoam & Hot Wator
Repairs promptly..^Export*,
ly oxcutod       :      :       :       t
Shop « Pellat Ave.
Near Hospital     .     Fernie, B. C*
See Our Heading Competion
on Page Four,    Get a Prize
overw&'elmed by the power of the~em
ployer,..who 'threatens to deprive him
of the means' of existence. Is our organization powerful enough to counteract ifche intimidation of the employer? .Is Ihe solidarity of our membership "such that it inspires the.loyalty
of the; Individual? ■ Questions of this
■nature,-are continually asked at the
Local meetings and ' suoh questions
cannot be ignored.' Our organization
is now-being weighed In .the balance;
wlH-it.be found wanting?. Let every
member pledge himself to attend Mie
meetings and add his quota of intelligence' and will power, to 'the building
up of an organization that apeHs more
than a commercial enterprise,
. The' recommendation .committee
brougtit forward a. recommendation
which was accepted with a unanimous
vote. 'They believed it to be the only
solution of our present condition.
"That, seeing to try and amend tho
existing act Is -practically hopeless, in
vlow of tlio fact that we cannot get
tho ii>rovlsion8 of thVsald act carried
out, we therefore recommend -that tho
worl<ing| class of this District do all
in their power to'send working mon
representatives to tlio various legislative assembles,"
For tho bonoflt of the members who
have not heen ablo to procuro n copy
of tho not, rulo 37 roads thus: "Tho
persona em-ployed In a niluo may from
tlmo to time appoint ono or two of
their numbor to inspect the mino nit
thoir own cost, and tho persons so
appointed slmll bo allowed, onco or
oftonor In evory shift, day, wook or
month, a'ccom-pnuled, If tlio owner,
agent, or manager of tho mine think
fit, by hlmsolf or ono or moro officers
of the nilno, to go to evory ipnrt of
tlio milno and 'in&poct tlio shafts, levels,
plnnce, worldng places, roturn airways,
ventilating nppnrntus, old workings
■and vontdlatlnp machinery, and .slmll
bo nffonloil by tlio owner, agont and
mnwuror, nnd nil 'persona In tho mino,
ovory */iiolIUy for purposo or such In.
spoctlon, am! Hlinll mnko a truo report
of the roBiiHs of such Inapoctlon, and
suoh report slmll bo sinned by tho por.
sons who mado tho enmo, etc."
A report wjib glvon by Prcfltdont
■Martin of 'Iho mow cribbing on the
mountain oldo at Conl Crook. Thl*
cribbing wan orootod by tho conl company a few years ago to resist snow
slld-pa. It appears tlmt this crlbli'nu
'hns now filled up with roeko and othor
falling mattor, wliich makes It, an ao-
Balance, rather than a re«l«tanco to
.snow slides, ThlB Is ono of tho mont
idfthgawus doctlvltles of tho Crook
mountains and hnirdrwlii of nwn nro
obliged to walk thU way to and from
Ui-js .(uJiitM. IL villi bo roeuitod to mdul
that this month a terrible disaster
took place, erunhlnpr out tho 1Ivm of
A-tMini'to-nr of our fellowa whll»t Injur-
Itig a mimbor of others. Tt Is to ho
tirtD-M thnt otrpniinnn efforto *t,.m v.*,
mo^lo to compel tho company to safe,
guard Mb point of tho mountain side,
The imlnft U worktnir nttiniiy thupt*
day* nrUk tlm*« are antlcltwtoil for
■Uio oomln* winter. n
A colloctlon waa taVen up at iho
mino A fow day* ago for thp benefit
of tho ittrlklna; miners on Van*>ouv(>r
Island,   tht appeal wu nobly ro-
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•^pondedjjto ;by the majority of "the
miners/.and/.quite a substantial sum
■■was secured:.. The boys of Pocahontas
are never'.'slaw to dig' down in a worthy cause.^'.
• - Most .of "'Uie room work in the mine
here has-been abolished and a system of jnarrow works, driven at right
angles to'eabh" .other, has been adopted. Th-e^ object of the change is to
secure, larger and cleaner coal, and
as the narrow works are driven on a
suitable angle.' thereby lessening the
fail of «oal during .pillar extraction and
wlllelimlnate, to a certain degree, the
faflls-of-roof.,. There is no doubt that
the .change-will be beneficial and may
possibly-be adopted as a future, standard, in; this'district- ' ','',
The coming of the cold weather necessitated; the laying off of the back
shift' in1 the prospect -mine. The - work
in these prospects has been successfully managed lately by Mr. Walter
Wrigley, and all indications ipoint to
him being a .thoroughly competent
mining man.
The farewell dance given Saturday
night in honor of Uie departure of
Mr. William Carruthers for the Old
Country was a decided succes, a
cordial,'invitation being extended to
all. The rooms were filled to overflowing, and a general good time was
enjoyed by all present. Dancing was
indulged in till 11.30, after which re-
tresliimenjs were served. ' After supper a selection of songs were rendered by .Messrs. Maxwell, Herom, Reed,
James and last, but "not least, by Mr.
Joseph Twist, who kept the audience
in a continual roar of laughter from
start to finish hy the rendering of a
comic .song which Joe knows but too
well how to emphasize in order to
impress .upon the minds of the audience the fine points involved therein.'
Mr. Carruthers'gave a short address
touching on,.the pleasant times' he
spent jn this camp, .and expressed
regrets at .having to -depart for even
a short time from so ■ many -staunch
friends. We wish Mr. Carruthers *'bon'
voyage" and a happy return.
' The newcomer with the * skinny
■pants (by the way suggestive of 'scarlet fever) and the sawed-off coat is
making -himself pretty ibusy since arriving,in .caomp.
We would mildly intimate to Mr.
Man that this is not a birthday festival' which he is trying to celebrate,
and would suggest that those underhand1 tactics be cut short.
There .will be a concert given iu the-
school roomson Saturday, Dec. 13, 'for
'the benefit'-'of, the striking miners on
.Vancouver Island. All those attending
will be assured a good time.
iMr. and Mrs.-David Guilliam,' from
JUdmoMoa, accompanied by Mrs. Guil-
liaan's sister, Mrs. Emily Bcwyer, are
exipected to spend their Xmas holidays
in this town as guests of,Mr. and -Mm
Oeo. Bowyer and. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Morris.
Elaborate preparations are , being
made, for the Xmas tree and already
a concert troupe are undergoing re-
hearsals in'- order .to" qualify for the
occasion. Come one,.-cbme all, and enjoy (yourselves. ■ .
1 .Messrs. Ross and "Billie" paid 'a
flying visit to 'town some days ago;
The boys were' accompanied back tb
camp by "Johnny Dewar" and "Johnny Walker" and an enjoyable evening
was sipent, which resulted in' the
death of both' visitors. \Tihe - remains
.were interred without "Ceremony,
Don't forget the (benefit concert on
Dec. 13. , \    '
iMr. Jas, Frail arrived,back in camp
a few days ago.   James has,bee-n up
at the Brazeau"for,some time and re^IVoting takes place from 9.30 am to 5
POrtS WOrk dull in that''in,irii» nni       ah ,v     ._.   _■'.'.
ports work" dull in that quarter.
-.-;-Mr,-"Alex: -Maddieon (has' beenap^
painted on, the-staff of the company
store. Mr. Maddison is a general fa,-
vorite.and'well liked by all with whom'
he comes in contact. ,.•■'.■
The dance on Saturday night-was
largely attended although a few familiar faces were missing. , Come
again, boys, you. can't afford to lose
a good time. '      -■■**.
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Ambulance classes are to ,be started
in Hosmeri .     • '      ■
The old road past the company offices ihas been closed.' 'The railway
company have graded the road near
the Queen's, which is now' the main
thoroughfare. *
The usual monthly Boai-d or Trade
meeting was he?d Monday in the Pacific Hotel pool room with the'President, N. T. Kendall, in the chair. A
lot of business was got through during the evening, chief of which was
the petitioning of the Great Northern
Railway Co. regarding the opening up
of the depot during the winter months.
Green's moving picture shows are
still an attraction every Wednesday
and Saturday night.
W. T. Watson, station agent at Hosmor, is building a cottage on his lot
near the postoffice on Main street.
'Mr. and 'Mrs. L, Stockett are Hosmer visitors this. week.
The District election takes" placo on
Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the Athletic Hall.
p.m.   All members' are requested to
record their vote.
.-. A large number of entries have been
received for the - billiard - tournament.
The draw has been made, so step
around and play your game.
'The Athletic Club committee have
things well under .way for their smok-s
er on the 13th and have a good program to offer. Remember the date.
R. Walker will be the speaker at a
Socialist lecture to be given in the
Opera House, Sunday, Dec. .7, .at'3
o'clock. Subject: The class struggle.
Is to -be hoped a good crowd af workers assemble,
•The many friends oof Alex. Mc Kel-
vle will be pleased to hear that he is
recovering from his illness."
Divisions one and two ot tne school
have reopened during the week.
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.J-.   s  ■     'REGULATIONS
ArTl!??* IS JSLn,Rol,!S; Saskatchewan and
mb*ft% th? ^ukon Territory, the North
Weat Territories and In a portlon'o*
£e i?I!!v£uVe of Brltish Columbia: may
S'^aV^an^6? &Crea »■"•«£»
h«Ap&1iCttt5on,.fof a ,eas« mu« be made
3w?h &r »Hb^A*S°nt o' «»e district in
wfclch th* rishts applied for are situat-
iiscnuea by sections, or legal sub.divl.
fion.s  of sections,  and  in   unturveyed
«t£kedrUhhvtrta,Ct app!ied 'or rt£Kl7SS
staked out by the applicant himself.
byEa* tea'S'if ^aiS""^?! accompanied
.»f- i S.01 *5 which will be refunded if
the rlg-hts applied for are not available'
but not otherwise, a rovaltv «hn'i JS
j*1* "» Vie inerchanUbl^outpnt of tS
mine at the rate of five centS per ton!
c,JnhUhP?!^onA ^""Ins the mine shall
furnish the Agent witli sworn returns
Recounting for the full quantity of mer!
S%Sr "?■««■ ssss
9, Jih.e ,6a?e V111 Include the coal misine
mf.'i?i°£ly' bui Ule ,essfio may bS po"?
??.rf**f-?ot0i,V,.rchaBe whatever available
m«KS rn?h ? may ,b? considered ,"e-
■ijssary for, the work ner -\f the mlni»
«t the rate of $10.00 an acre. .
„J". .f«» Information application
Jhould be made to the Secretary of tho-
Departmcnt of tlie Interior. Ottawa or
:oDaKn^rnl °r Sub-A«cnl «« oSmiSr
W. W. Oory,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
church st., Rochester; n. y.\o^i^^0^n^^^^
To Learn the Auto Business and Take
an Agency
You can make from $18 to $50 a
week driving, selling or repairing cars,
We will .teach you In a few weeks In
your own home to be an expert automobile man, and'get you an agency
for a high grade car. We have been
established five years, and have over
6,000 successful graduates. Write at
once for free booklet which gives full
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Lessees, The Alberta Theatre Co.
Manager, E. B. Shoemake
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■ ysm
7rp, m.
Matinee :    Monday, Wednesday   and  Saturday y I
Admission, 5 dfe lOc ",'|
L^FirHAl rfih0 £ermUld °f °i111 P-atr°•S 1T\th? ch0IC° °f Li«nW HoI"Ifty Choor, wc are again patting up
tKifnrw!^ COMB contoinims six select assortment*.of High Grido Goods in plain paknges for
v TT     i   • n° M}™?'   0nlo,'f -r XT8 ^° .do,,vory milst bo in tlio evening of tlio 22nd inst   Orders for
fomlSy       Gry ACCCP     "P t0 ght °f DeC' i]°'   M °r(Im filIcd >» rotrttion rtH ^ved, «o Oto
Hamper No. 1.   Price $3.00
(Weight 30 lbs.)
3 Sherry i Snutorno
1 Marsella Wino    .   "  1 ]iordeaux Claret
1 Canadian Ityo 1 Fino Old Port
0 Bottles
Hamper'No. 2.   Price $4.00
(Weight 30 Ibi,)
I Condon Brandy l Sherry
1 Canadian Kyo l  Bordeaux Clare
1 Special Res Scotch       1 Old Toil
« Bottles
Hamper No. 3.  Price $5.00
(Weight GO Ibi.)
2 Old Port
2 French Clarot
0 Boor (Domostio)
1 Old Sherry
1 John Loo Scotch
12 Bottles
Hamper No. 4.   Price $6.50
(Weight 60 Ibo.)
2 Canadian Ryo 2 Bordeaux (jfflbt
1 Condon Brandy 2 Old Sherry 7
3 Old Port | Old Mellow fetch
1 Jamaica Rum
12 Bottles
Hamper No. S.   Price $7.00
,     (Weight 40 Ibe.)
1 Opnvto
1 SjWinl Srotrh
1 Canadian Ryo
0 Alo or Stout
Spprto! Brnndy
Jamaica Rum
12 Bottles
Hamper No. 6.  Price $12.00
(Weight 60 Ibo.)
2 pts. Champagne
2 (jts, Cunndinn Ityo
1 Oporto
1 Jamaica Rum
1 .Snutorno N. J.
Ht. RnnodWJno
Tnm Gin
lOyrold Uquflur Scotcli
(ion»iI(>y, Sherry
Lcgrnndo Brandy
Prlcos P.O.B. Fornle.     Cash rn ust accompany all ordors*      Spocial Attention
to OulUof-Town Ordors. Prlcos ort Spocial Hampers given on application
Our Calendar do Luxe wilt be anctoted with every hamper
Pollock Wine Co., Ltd. Fernie, B.C.
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Published every Saturday morning at its office,
Pellatt Avenue, Fernie, B. C. Subscription $1.00,
per. year in advance. An excellent advertising
medium.: Largtst1 circulation in the'District. A&-
„ vertising rates on application. Up-to-date facilities
for the execution of'all kinds of book, job and
color work. ■ Mail orders receive special attention.
Address all communications to tbe District Ledger.
. F. H. NEWNHAM, Editor-Manager
Telephone No. 48      Port Office Box No. 380
ratepayers need not grumble, and the Mayor
should not look glum—we are told the sale benefited the town—yes!   ; ' /. ,    "• ,   '
It is about time the ratepayers of this town took
a tumble to the deliberate squandering of their
money, and ikmight be-more economic to make a
handsome contribution to the Conservative party
in preference to handing out such generous. doses
of "Pap."
*.' .    (Continued tfroni Page One) •, ,
Some few months ago, we raised a protest' in
these columns and in the Council Chamber over the
manner in which the Council or the City Clerk (all
. the same, apparently) was handing out city advertising,, matter and printing.
^    We pointed out that no official should have the
, power to spend $400 with one paper, without a,len-
der: i   -
It might1 be well to mention here that it has
been more or le?s customary to give the bulk of tiie
city work to the Opposition paper, tlie pnly reason
for this, so far as wc can sec, being that the various
City Clerks have had certain political affiliations
and were desirous of "getting in good" with their
party and securing a site in the Victoria Government almshouse., o
However, the present Council and Mayor proin-
, ised that this should not be repeated, and in fairness tq them we must credit them with trying—so
far as lay in their power—to distribute the work
more or less evenly. But while the Council have
pointed this out to us bn more than one occasion,
it is, unfortunately for them, only a tacit admission
that we have pot had anything like a square deal
in the past, and their power to amend the matter
does not appear to be very extensive.
From what transpired at the last Council meeting, it appears that when a nice fat advertisement
, oi $400 has to be handed out, the young man in
charge of the City Office has no qualms about tenders. Not in the least! When a small advertisement, costing about $2.00, of real public interest
(such as the date of the revision of voters' list) has
to be inserted, the City Clerk discovers that it may
cost the Council about 50 cents more to advertise,
in the Ledger!. When the Clerk has'placed hundreds of dollars' worth df ABSOLUTELY UNNE-
CBSSART advertising with a Nelson rpaper, the
; bili is paid without a quibble or question about
prices.   Why? .    . - l
Practically  the first job handed us from the
City after thc Mayor publicly promised that we
ing.for what our.contemporary had received, the
City Clerk manages to introduce 750 alterations in
the same job that had previously been printed without a single alteration!   And with his profound
technical knowledge and years of experience, persuades tho Mayor that these alterations are necessary for the safety of the debentures.   Needless to
say, this contention is not only a bluff, but is a most
" unnecessary and idiotic waste of public money; in
fact we promised to do the work for notln'ng if it
could bo proved to our satisfaction that any other
Council, in publishing their debentures, had been
, guilty of such an asinine trick..
•    However, it was useful to knock the Ledger, and
, no doubt satisfied tho Council.
• Tho delinquent rate sale proved quite a boon to
;• tlio City Clerk, that enterprising young man net-
:; ting oyer $800 if ho collected all the commission he
;js "legally" entitled to.   This, besides his usual
"salary ($150 per month), Cleric to School Board
($10 por month) and the usual perquisites attached to such offices ns Returning Officer, etc, should
imikn things interesting for the City Clerk.   The
Last week we published a full, report of the inquest upon J. Harrison, the unfortunate miner'who
was killed in No. 1 East, Coal Creek. We also
made some comments upon who was to blame. We
attended this enquiry and made notes of the evidence'and while there may have been many points
as laymen which we did not thoroughly grasp, one
would have been dull indeed did he not realize that
the jury, in the verdict they returned, failed to
cover all the recommendations that the evidence
went to prove should be made. -
. One very important point was the statement
that there was an inspection of timber, we heard
no mention, of what this inspection really was or
wlio was held responsible for same. It may be admirable to tell the miners that their timbers should
be notched properly, but so far as we heard there
was no evidence that these timbers were not notched properly. Further it was stated that the timber
used for bridge sticks should be 12 or 14 inches
thick. The jury recommended 10 to 12 inches!
The bridge stick that broke was said to be 1,1 inches thick. The bridge stick in question was stated
to be without bark; but the jury appear not to
have considered this at all. Now, without bark to
a practical miner means "dry." If this timber
were inspected, how comes it that such a stick was
passed to the miner to erect? Blame the man who
put it there? That, of course, is the usual procedure. '
up and.lay him.ovisti coil of rope oq
the' other side" ot • the' shed out', of
harm's way.'. He said,that Cowler had
told the crowd to -keep away from
Taylor and had threatened the crowd
that was advancing to attack Taylor.
He saw a man kick Cowler. He understood that Cowler had ibeen in hospital
recovering from tiie effect? of kicks
received on'the wharf. Cross-examined 'by A, D Taylor. Griffiths said
he had seen worse crowds at,football matches.  \
.Evidence; for Defence
James -' Hodkinson,    merchant,   of
Nanaimo,   gave .strong   evidence  for
the- defence.
consider,3£nian who'puts'hlmrolf up
as a champion of a" district,, lifcia D1&*.
trict,18 should ho ready.-to'playjnany
style ahd.T.,*think-that the stylead-opt-
ed by the leading draught association?'
in - Britain, ;even In^'clubX matches;
shouldVbe a'ifair enough*styles "A' "-*'
Iyfould'say in.cohciusion, that I am
still ~ willing ,to vjflay'-M&."Bradley.- a
match on. these conditions,,yany number of games he likes, for Wy.'^take
■he likes, and as I;;beat\hlm before on
the only occasion that we m-et across
hoard)'* I feel confident -1' can do so
again. J, ■' ;"."-'■ \'- "■'... \.'. . .. " •
. Hoping; thax I ;.have made this as
plain as possible and;jwishi*ng your
new checker column every- success.
' I am, yours sincerely,' 7
1734 Government Ave,~' ' 'X
Edmonton, .Alta.,
' "• £n-"'-MR8^TODb»3>. gfi^iXyy
i. special sale of corsets) 'gloves and
handkerchiefs for,; Saturday and'Mon-,
day will takeipjace at Mr& Todd's xdll-
tllnery establishnierit Tlie remnant ta-
We will be full <o£ bargains that will
appeal to.' the 'thrifty.!;housewife .and
mothers. '• Mrs. - Todd's 'reputation" for
holding genuine Bales is --such that1 her
patrons know .what aireduction at her
establishment means;, therefore there
is no needato "state"further- than that
all prices have,.been cut in halves.   -
He/had  watched the
crowd from a good position to see  ....   ..     . . w      ^   ,
what happened. He did not see Cow- ™*_ aA_}ht to.on?* '°A '**"■ ^ on
The regular annual meeting of the
Ladles'' Benevolent  Society,-will  be
ler. assault Taylor. He had gone to
the wharf on business. -
. Adam Brown, of Nanaimo, swore
he saw Cowler trying to keep the boys
back. He saw Cowler carry Taylor
to -the-other side of the wharf shed
where the mate of the Patricia had
taken charge of -him and taken him
on board the ship. This witness
thought that Cowler was protecting
Torn Cowler. gave evidence in his
own behalf. He had heard the crowd
yelling: "Chuck him in the bay!"
meaning Taylor.' He had tried to
keep the men back from Taylor. He
never, struck Taylor himself. He
saw some' men strike Taylor He was
positive about this. He had gone to
the-wharf'from motives.of curi»sity.
He had been kicked while there and
had been 'ill' in the hospital since
from the injuries he had received. He
■had iprdtected Taylor all he could.'
Cross examined, he again denied that
■he had struck Taylor. He -admitted
that he had been a prize fighter.
-.'We would call the attention of competitors to
the closing of our competition—Dec. 13—and that
all headings must be in by the 17th. Owing to the
amount of labor entailed in checking and counting
numbers we shall'not be able to include any headings received-after this date. So far the competition has been a' splendid success and all that is required to complete same is your attendance (if you
live in Fernie, .Coal Creek, Hosmer or Michel) at
our concert on -Monday, Dec. 22>, We want your
support and so do^ the children of the Island strikers. Tickets for the concert will be on sale at the
door arid if you want a seat let us know in time
and we will' reserve one. Prices $1.00 and 50c.
The question is being asked amongst the members of a certain leading fraternal order, what1
age we are .really living in, whether.it be 1913 or
1613.    .,..-.; • ',.■'.„•
From0the stand taken by the general manager
of the Crow's. Nest Pass Coal Co., it would seem
that we have had a reversion to the latter period.
That any man should dictate at what hour our
wives and selves should cease to dance and return,
home is,' to say the least, a gratuitous insult, tending, as it does, to question the restraint and morality of all who indulge in dancing.
When this odium is cast upon an order like the
Rcbckahs, whose splendid philanthropic and Christian work is so well known and appreciated in the
town, it becomes, if possiblo, still moro aggravated.
It certainly reflects upon the courtosy and
ehivalry of the manager, that such remarks should
bo made, while to bc instrumental in causing women to walk from Coal Creek to Fornio lightly
dressed and improperly shod, seems' little short'of
Thursday, Dec. 11, at -3.30,
. Form I.. ."(Section 88.) ■
There will be a public meeting at
the Methodist Ohuroh on Wednesday
evening, Dec.10, at 8 p.m. Rov. Hugh
Dobson, of Regina, will give an address on "Problems of our Nation and
Opportunities for Social; Service."
Don't miss the Illustrated travel
talk at the Methodist Church on Monday, evening, Dec. *$, at 8 p.m. There
will he a hundred splendid- pictures
of life in the Interior of China and a
description of them by one .who has
lived years in that country. Admission 25 cents,' children half price.'
Everyone jhas read, or at least heard
of, Ethlin Beers' patriotic poem, "All's
quiet along the Potomac tonight." On
Saturday,.at both performances, this
■beautiful poem .will- be produced in
film form at the Isis under the name
of "The Picket Guard." It is a very
touching story of the Civil War.,
On Monday, the beautiful and accomplished Barbara Tennant may be
seen in a most attractive role—that
of Lady Beaumont—in "The honor of
Lady Beaumont." - The" first scenes
are laid in English society, and • later
the. great Northwest is "portrayed.
A magnificent 4-reel spectacular
drama, JiThe Battle of Waterloo," is
to be put on by Mr. Miller on Wed^
nesday, with.a special matinee in the
afternoon,-the evening show to commence at 6.30. A great chance to get
some idea of one of, if not the most
portentlous victories in the' history of
To" the Editor, District Ledger.
Dear Sir,—In' your issue of 22nd of
Nov., I see a challenge to checker
players from some t one "-resident in
Bellevue. Now I presume that is Mr.
'Edward Bradley, and if Cam correct
I .want to state that I have just left
that place after living there about two
years. I met Mr. Bradley on tho 30th
Oot. last to try to arrange a match
•between him and me, hut failed to
come to an agreement. The bono of
contention was the style, of play. I
wanted to play restricted- .openings,
.same as is played in Scottish and
English championship tourneys and
the eame as all the championship
games have been played for the last! legal
, Messrs. DeBurle, & Blrkbeck have
secured the contract from the City for
tailoring its officers. We may now
have the pleasure of seeing our constables smartly attired, as they should
be, 'in smartly tailored .uniforms.
Messrs. DeBurle.& Blrkbeck are now.
ready for your fur coat orders with
some of the latest and smartest fash-
Ions.     ,
.,-.:.   .Land Registry Office,
20th November, <1913,
r      R. iM. Norboe1 .;   ..,,,-    ■'
To        -        -."    "   '"'       \-v-   ■ ■
. John Norboej "    " $   ■'   ;" -'
I hereby give you notice that, unless
you show a good and valid objection
thereto in .writing, .1 shalUat the expiration of 30 "days.from tlie first publication hereof proceed to the registration of-the title of Mike Bobrovsky
lnre8pect to'that -piece of land known
as Part (10 acres) of Lot 4588, notwithstanding the non-production of a
certain Instrument namely: Certificate
of Title Ko. 14527A.    >,
PORiSALEvAND AT.*STDI>i£-iP6mek ,=U"
;J aniaris r^nd; ;:<7ork8hIrcJ'^TerrierC":
/Vadirits; also ihree;fine.Pomerai*Ian''.r> •?
puppies;-■ males,..'browiVaad -black'rvX
: .females, brown;\from pur-e imported i:.r:;
^pedigree.,stock.'.-Apply.Hilton,-Box X'
:^,^e^CK^C,^^p;.l; X-Wyy -\
expenses -for trustworthy man" or .wo-
mah to act as travelling represent^;'
.- v-tive; rapid •prbmdtlon;-;previ6ue oi- 7
.perience unnecessary; commence lo
'lome territory:- Winston Co., Ltd„-
Toronto, Ont" *.,  '■'• .' •;• -. • ,,'-' • no'.
WANTED—Second hand Empire type-':
.^writer. " Apply'.Box 380."- ".- ■"'.122'■
Classified Ads.-Ganf a Word
PRIVATE "BOARD-iAnyohe  wishing
„■ private\ board-apply, to ,Mrs. 'P.'
Grant, House 59, Hosmer. .  -     115'*
SCOTCH, WOMAN "desires permanent
dally work locally Apply Mra. Carson, General Delivery^ ,120
For first-class Taxidermy work,
mounting anything from a snake
to an elephant, call or write
68 -McPherson Ave., for rent;  has
i city  water and  toilet. <   Apply  68
McPherson Ave.   • ,    .106
Don't forget the Ladies' Guild bazaar today and tomorrow,1, afternoon
and evening. All goings for-the ar-
tcles for which chances have been
sold will take place in the basement
of Church on Saturday evening, Dec.
6. . . ' -     '
Winter is now close at hand, and
those exposed pipes or leaking roofs
that you have intended to have fixed
need immediatev attention. Mr. J. J.
Hixon,- who, since - the dissolution of
the firm of Hixon & Ferguson', is carrying on. the business alone, is open
to receive all plumbing orders at, any
time, and "guarantees only the best
work. In case of a freeze-up, phone
57. ' -  • ■        •'
yard, six chickens, "five Plymouth'
Rocks and one Buff, Orpington. -$10
reward for Information leading to
recovery.   Apply C. Ward, Victoria
- Avenue. ' 123
MINERS LOOK—Every man who has
a wife should also have" a home on
a 'fruit farm in Creston. • You. can
.. buy as good land as there is in B.
' C. from R. Lamont, Creston, B. C.
,,Only small payments required.   82
hook-keeper requires situation; con-
'. sideraible experience ln law offices.
Apply Box 380.,   -, ,y     "C;
LOST—From"Central School, St'Ber-
, nard puppy, black and brown, *white
on nose.   Anyone finding please no-
. tlfy R. M.' Young, Coal Co. j Reward.
■ -r-wi8
P. O. Box 9
West Fernie
20 years, but Mr. Bradley would.have
nothing to do with restriction, and
would play only "go as you pleade," a
style that has long slnco been played
out, as lt permits two players to play
the samo game over and over again.
This is what happened in one.match
between tho late "ITo-rd Laddie" and
R, Martins, when out of 40 games
played tho same game (Glasgow) was
played 45 times.   Now. -Mr. Editor. I
—ay~Yici.XMPo.~Brw arrant oi'Mceeuxion*
issued out of the County Court of
East Kootenay, holden at Fernie, In
the Province of British Columbia, at
the suit of "
Western Canada Wholesale Company,
Limited, Fernie, B. C, Plaintiffs,
and.,'  ,-', ,   . .: .,,■   >
L. L. Smith, Waldo, B..C, Defendant
I have-seized and taken. ^"Execution all the right, title and interests
of the sa!id Defendant's horses, known
as Baldy and Pete, and more fully described, viz: Baldy, bay horse with
two white htnd feet and left front foot
white, branded "M" on the left shoulder.
Pete, hay horse with four white feet,
and branded "M" on the left shoulder,
to recover the sum of $216.68,  besides Sheriff's Poundage,, and all other
incidental   exponses,    All   of
which I shall offer for saie on Monday,
the Fifteenth (15th) day of December;
1913, at tho hour of Eleven O'clock ln
tho forenoon, at the premises known
as Mazs Bros. Livery and Transfer,
situate Lot 7, Block l; West Fornle,
Dated at Fernie, B. C, December
5th, 1013.
Sheriff's Deputy.
YOUNG WOMAN.desires "permanent
:work by the day.   Apply Mrs. A.
: -Turner, General Delivery, Fernie. ,."
,      117
Isis Theatre
'   Best Always
Pictures  Changed  Daily,
Coming Wed. Deo. 17
"The Battle
of Waterloo"
4 Reels
King of War Pictures
| 1 night only-special matinee J
Admission - Children 15c • Adults 25c
.To accomodate out of town patrons
first evening show commences 6.30.
' (sn>!I3J5I31Bli!^
SameJJood IJiihgs for
i 7   some of the Good Things Tou Can Get at Our. Store
:..Hince Meat ,
Chopped Suet
•Crabs .        -t^"
. Smelts ,'   '. 9,
; Jellied Tongue "%
Try  our   "Shamrock",  aud   Cambridge  Pork-
Snusages; they are Hhe.best oh the'market.  •   , *.
Use our, Mince Meat and save labor.   You can-'
not make better at home,
Phone 31
Prompt Delivery
^  .. Jil3lllll
Special For
Sat. and Mon.
This will be an oftyut
tuniiy never before affur-
ed to secure a <pair oj well
fitting, hard wearing, kid
gloves. A splendid selection of colors in Blacks,
Tans and Greys.  All sizes
SA 7. SPECIAL 60c.
Special line of handkerchiefs, usual price SOc &
$1.00   Sat. Special 2Sc.
±wJL 1 iD«   JE/«
Ferafe^ Pit em©r MiliiiaaKy Par low
~*   al Specials for Saturday   &  Monday
H7   ^v1 decided ti clear our stock of Corsets to make room for the Chrtstmds
hoiv,'<?p and will offer the following lines for Saturday and Monday  \
~*t<»s 19 to 21.  Regular $1.25.      Saturday Special,
65c Pair
i -*.
r'izes 18 to 24.  Regular $1.75.       Saturday Special,
doc pair
Sizes 20 Se 22.  Regular $4:40.     Saturday Special
ll .11 ■um um -linn
«{jfllNAKT TABLE:        This will be your opportunity -- Don't Miss it
$20.00 HAT
The $20-00 Hat for
prize in theHeadingCom-
petition made in this est-
ablisment, and which will
be given away at the District Ledger Concert Dec.
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Our Stores are stocked with thelnost com-
jplete- assortment of Staple and Fancy'Groceries
ia,the Pass.   Our prices are right and, our goods
are the best^that money can buy.
j .♦♦♦♦• ♦ ♦.<*.♦ ♦ ♦:•*;♦.
♦ ■'   v;   BELLEVUE NOTES    '*•}£
N3w Fruits fop Christmasi Shoppers
Fresh Seeded Raisins, Fresh
J cleaned Curranfs, fresh Orange
Lemon, and Citron Peel, Fresh
Dates and Figs, Fresh Mince
••;-'■ Meat..     , ,. ,
; Shelled Almonds and! Walnuts, Crystallized
and Glace. Cherries, Honey in Comb, Glass
and Pails :     u
Sherwoods Delicious Fruits in Syrup
Strawberries in Syrup," Rasp-
:, berries in Syrup, Cherries ih      \
Syrup,  Red Pears iin Syrup
Fruit Salad Chutney and Preserved Ginger
*"   ' '" ' c   "     „,;    -,, .   ■   •
Rsmambsr wa handle the following brands of Flour
Riyal Hausehold^Robin Hood & Five Roses
1 > ' a
Two Branches
S}b Oar Prize in Heading Competition on Page 4
^lhere was a gr«at farewell ^arty
given at the house of Mr. and Mrs. A
Amos to Messrs. Prank Watsba and
Waltei' Warren, on Friday, evening,
upon their departure for their homes
■ m the Old Country. There was a spe-
sial evening1* entertainment and lots
at -Mutzine for the occasion. Rumors
say that the star event of the evening
was the solo by Mr. J, Frankish, the
head butcher at P. Burns & Co
Air. Harper, of Fernie, is a 'visitor
this week, on business. .
Comrade C. M. O'Brien was in camp
on Sunday and gave a lecture in Ly-
ric Theatre. There was a good crowd
in attendance and the best of order
prevailed during a very Interesting
and educational lecture. At the close
there was a collection taken, to help
the comrade on his way East. ■ He expects to leave the first of the year
and is going as far East as Cape Breton. ' ,
The pictures at the Lyric on Sunday
evening were- some of the best seen
since the hall opened. They are the
kind that the working -plug can't af-
ford to miss, for they show how the
garment workers are ' worked ' to a
standstill for a starvation wage.,   *
The new rink-is nearing completion
and it wm be the largest open rink in
■the Pass.'" There is certainly going to
be .some hockey here'this winter. It
Is expected to open the seiason with a
game on Xmas Day.
rtontt forget'that 'Humble has a
grand' stock, of hockey skates aaid
siticka, also a large assortment of
goods for the Xmas trade. The heater
for the heading competition is aiso on
exhibition in Humble's window.
The people of Bellevue are very sorry that the correspondent from Hillcrest toolkit so hard about the benefit
concert for Harry Fisher. The boys
wish to say -that It that gentleman will
organize a .concert for Mr. Beaver they
will help all they caai.to make it a
success. The -committee that handled
■the Fisher concert'wish it understood
that Fisher never asked f-or a concert
and they had It arranged before he
■knew of it.  \. '•""•■■■.
A. I. Blais -expects ia oar load of
Creston .-fruit .'for the Xmas trade.    ,
1  The mines have been idle here for
the past two .days.   Car shortage ia
supposed to be the cause.
A ^gentleman'of local prominence
had the misfortune to fall into one of
the post holes of the new skating rtnir
The Junior/Epworth League will
give a grand concert In the Workers'
HaJKon Tuesday evening next, at
which' will-appear many new artistes
^ever heard in Bellevue before. Among
them are.Tomlinson and Tucker the
coster comedians, and Bill Dicken, in
comic .songs and speeches. Several
singers will also put in an appearance
for the first time.
•   Next Tuesday being election day
the mine will close down.
The WTest Canadian Collieries Ck)
are installing a large generator which'
will enable them to extend the electric
light service. , «
.Mr. Eugene-Pearson has accepted a
■position as timekeeper at No. 1 mine
Jlr. and Mrs. Edward Bridge, who
have beon In camp for sometime, Mr
Bridge being employed as pit boss for
some two years, left on Tuesday for
Creston,-where they,will live on their
fruit ranch for the winter. (Mr' and
Mrs. Bridge lea.ve the camp with the
■best regards of all who knew them^
Mr. Fred Chappell has moved to the
house at Riverside avenue. -Mr. Chappell will move his family on Wednesday.
■Jlr. William Dickie, who has been
employed as , timekeeper at No l
mine, has severed his connection with
the coal company.
V Bellevue Local Union Notes    *♦
. China
Sc Glassware
A'Splendid Selection of
Christmas Fruits
and Preserves
This'is tho timo to start making your pnddinjn-
Gofc your fruit tliis1 pay and got busy
Dainty Tea  Sets,   Glass  Ware
and Crockery
Have you seen our Handsome
gift?    If not just tak fit a <ht>* a
-, 99 '     S." "jr-
at our Window
CH 4L jm* mttm «•*. mm
*«» M-.
■the other night. - -He was rather unlucky In gefiting so far in theKhole, and
although -passers hy were many, he ha<L
considerable 'trouble in attracting
their, attention and securing itheir assistance. '   -
Don't forget to call'-and see the
large (assortnient of • preserved rfruit
for the Xmas trade at Thos. Burnett's
Bellevue store.     ■ "
The Bellevue Drug hfis moved lmto
new quaHers and has a, large range
of -toys and Xmas goods. Don't forget
to see them1. 'This company has changed hands lately and Mr. E. C. McDonald, who recently awlved from Calgary, Is now managing th© store.
■Dau Ross, who has been In the hospital for -the ,past three months, left
Saturday evening to' spend a few
weeks wMto some friends In Coleman.
Jim Naylor has the best assortment
of sweaters and overcoats'in the Pass.
Call and see them; they are the night
thing at the right price.
The stork dropped In ait the home of.
•Mr, and Mrs, Joo Stephenson on Sunday night and left a bouncing daugh-
ter. , ■ ■•
Tom Haines, Mr. Hosliam and Miss
Allen, of Coloman, will appear at the
concert In tho Workera' Hall noxt
Tuesday night.
Tlie hour of commencing the mom-
orlal sorvlco next Sunday night will
ho 7.15 instead of 7.30, as prevdounly
announced. Tho Bellevue Brass'Band
will bo in attendance and-will render
"The Dead March In Saul" and "Joru-
salom." Tho Methodtet Church oholr
will render "Beyond tho smiling and
the weeping," and Mr. Wm. Galllmoro
will -sing ."Crossing tho har." Mr.
David Hyslop, of -Coleman, represent-
Ing District 18, will deliver an address
nnd tho sermon will be preached by
■.Mr. Wm. JI. Irwin. Tho main object
of this sorvlco will bo to minimize tho
<lnngor of coal mining and deserves
Uio hearty «uj»port of overy worker.'
Thero is a movement on foot to
promote a grand contest of -brn» In-
sbnimontal music In Bellevuo early in
the new year. Wo have inany «ood
playors horo nnd Jt Is thought that
such a contest .might mean tho dovol.
opmont of many more. It would also
bo nn inspiration to -the wu«lo lovers
of other camps.
Owing to our hall being renovated,
we held our regular meeting in the
Lyric Theatre. Glad to .say we had a
good attendant and it is to be hoped
this will keep up- as it has a very
stimulating,effect on .business.
The previous meeting's minutes being adopted with one correction, the
first piece of correspondence was a
reV.y trom A. J. Cartjr re our request
&>r a test case to be made out of one
of our compensation claims. lA. J
Carter stated .that Coleman Local W
on had a case in our solicitor's hands
already- to test the same point, but up
to the .present! Palmer, the solicitor,
had not notified' him of any progress'
Ordered filed.-       • '        .
l^he next, was a circular from the
secretary of the Trades and Labor congress of Canada re our protest against
the injustices'being imposed upon the
striking miners on Vancouver Island
by Judge iHaway. "The circular "stated
Miat as the -convicted men had -pleaded guilty,-.the only thing we could do
was to appeal to,,#ie Minister of Jus*
tke for a -shortening of the term of
smprisouiueiitr *
The question "was asked, what these
■men had pleaded -guilty to and as no^
body seemed to know we, the members
of Bellevue Local, would deem it a
-favor if somebody would give us the
desired information through the bol-
:innns of the Ledger.--- - 4 ' ■ '-":-'
' The -measuring^v committees gave
their separate reports, whldi were favorably received, with the exception
that the men don't desire their'places
measured when the mine ls idle.- The
committee will draw the superintendent's attention to that.       * -;-
The Local donated to. one of Its
members $50 to carry him through until suoh times as d specialist can be
consulted to see if his leg-Is'strong
enough for him to work.
" Member* will kindly' remeraher the
memorial service which Is to be held
In- our hall on Dec. 7.
By Observer " "' '
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Bellevue   ."" -     Alta.
Thoro are a few folks in IMU*-
law who iknit't #o to the LYRIC
THEATRE. Th»t ie not our
fault but it ie thoir low.
Dally change of motion pic-
tureti in a liall that ii   :   :   :
New — oioan _ Comfortable
The first, dnnclng class held at the
Slavok Hall lust Mondny night was
woll attended by the boys and points
to tt being a grent success. '
OwJng to tho Observer not helng in
a position to furnish our paper with
the notes of lust week, most of the
Items of Intorost will remain a dead
■letter, only wo would llko It to be
knowh that tho Darnlll social held
last week was, «» usunl, right up-to-
date, , •
Tho boys of tho PasslHirg -Malo
Volco Choir .thank the managing commit/too of the Plshov Bollovuo concert
for tho groat reception thoy rocolved
nrtor the concort in which they took
Durmto Local Union havo renowed
ngrooment with Dr. Boll, of Pa«wburg,
date of expiration March 31, loic,
A grand dnnco will bo held In Slovak Hall Docomber 8. Everybody In-
vltod;,a good tlmo oxpoctod. Hold undor ho nusplcoa of tno Dancing Com-
pany of Passburg and Pollco PlaU
It ta rumorod tliat the Dnnclng Company of Paaflburg Intends holding a
grand ma*iuorndo ball In Slovak Hall
on ChHrtmitJft F,v*. The next boom
Hhould bo one on Passburg, It hun
boon doad long enough through «n Uh
beauty nnd sconory,
Our rrlend. Mr. niasott, who unfortunately got a kick by a homo eomo
tlmo ngo, In -progrosalng ub favorably
ns wn bo oxpoctod and can alwayti bo
sfton at tho tnblo ulnro coming out of
TfhA dutirl-n*' Mnoo rtint*tt* «« it*.,
day. Wednesday, Friday and Halurdflv.
Anybody (rom outtlde camps desirous
of joining tho above class kindly make
application p#r»onraUy or otherwise to
tho Dancing Company of Pawburg,
The -.Jjoym nronntl Mnplo Leaf are
Artf*rvntnrt/l  In ,*!■•,.,♦•».,,. „ii  n  .   . .      ,
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Thoy havo Invontod a wire etge nm«
ehlno in tlio bueh which mores from
place lo placo and Is worked by two
lever*. When the covoto touohes ono
of tbo lever* the door opens and Mr.
Coyote walk* in, never to loave by Ute
name way.
The mine* oro ■ working pretty
•triidy Jmt now owintr to «fi#> ti*t*i
-thnt thev nr* only enrWojrlnir etiffl-
flMJi miners to onmtft » decent
Ch'tiVn laundry. Pro**perHy relrae
wipwno. ''
Mr. Victor nri*Po. »n o»4 timer In
♦be Paw, Hn ■f-emmrnw-d {0 worj*.
i»rnfn et Wno-tt. \**if. tt tt**r\% fa Ulc
that other camo* in tbe 4H«trict are
fafrtf well mippHMl m far aa tabo?
power is concerned
The Union Bank .branch is open
here on Monday, wlhen they feel like
it; Wednesday, when twelve customers are waiting; Friday .after finishing -business at the post office; pay
days—cannot be located. ' ' -.
During last week the members of
Local  Union  2829,   Maple Leaf, appointed  as   checkers   James   Burke
(Bellevue) and T.* G. Harries (Pass
burg).'   The  Observer has  obtained
some valuable information concerning
theso checkers, because Mr. Findlay
says it mat-tors not who measures the
working places of these non-English
speaking miners as far as he is con
cerned.   However,   when1 Secretary
Harries presented himself on Monday
morning  after notifying the  -Maple
Leaf Coal Company a week previous
to this that the .miners-were anxious
to have their places measured by the
appointed checkers, it seems that Mr
•Find-lay showed -the tunnel to one of
Uie checkers and stated if he went In
there he wjuld have to put up with
Che responsibility. The language used
by the general manager is not fit for
publication. We have no desire to dis-
grace tiie columns of the District Led-
ger  by repeating such expressions
However,  the  checker   declined   to
force admission into the mine and intends to appeal to A. L. Sifton, Premier of Alberta, for a ruling on the
Coal Mines Regulation' Act, and to
amend  the act,  if possible, to road
"practical miner" instead of "practical
working miner."  Findlay's contention
is a checker must be working at a
coal face before he Is eligible to per-
form that duty.     . ' .
The Observer noticed last week that
someone was observing our secretary
posting notices around the, pit head
calling a Local Union meeting, and dt
was observed the following day that
all the notices, three in number, had
been removed. Not -being discouraged
by;the dirty taotics adopted .by some*
of the coal company officials, or a
member of the" Local'Union, our secretary reposted notices .In various
parts• of the dump, but-nevertheless
they were torn' down the second time
and the .secretary was compelled to
put up' notices calling a meeting three
times dn one week?- This method of
preventing the men meeting was not
successful. You are alright in Burmis
as long as you wHl shut your moutih,
close your eyes and act the duainy,
report nothing, demand nothing, enforce ..nothing, and then you will be
■considered an intelligent ixerson- and
even^be respected by the officdalls of
you -can readily see wjiat a beautiful
pl'ace Burmis is to exist in. ll you are
English never say "gas"; otherwise
you cannot pay school taxes at Bur-
anifi.   Brattice up, boys,     .
,-Lost,. on the 7th ultimo," ibetween
.the Slovak Hall and the .Passburg Ho*.
tel, one lady's locket and- ohaln^' Flndu
er kindly return to Passburg Hotel:
The miners of Passburg have, In iny
opinion, a tough proposition before
them this cold weather. After coming
out of the mines with their clothes
we*b they are forced to walk about two
miles .before they can ■ wash ' and
change. The new wash ihouse proposition .Is a tickler; they are just In the
same old place today that they were
a month ago. Stringency' In the mon-
ey market, we .presume. We'd better
have a stringency of coal on tho tip-
pie and then howl some.
The Observer Is ln a predlcamont.
This week he was.asked to Join the
Passburg dancing clnss and finally decided to join and presented himself
at the hall. ACtor analyzing the
crowd, something llko fifty or sixty
new pupils, ho came to -the conclusion
thnt In order to secure ix lady partner
ho would hnvo to attend at least twen-
tys dances boforo ho could havo' the
pleasure, becauao thero nro only four
In Pnssburg and two of them are at-
tending school', wo presume. Wo know
that those conditions will not bo to!-
erntod by tho pupllB during tho long
winter months, thorcforo my advice Ib
that wo ordor from Timothy Waton &
Co. a box oar lond of pnrtnors of tho
fomtnlno gondor nnd replenish tho
stock of lady ,partnorB.
Wo are pleiuod to report our local
secretary, Mr. Jninos (lorton, on tho
advlco of tho Ix>oal, IsBiiml a olipquo
covering tlio Inst and Wnal pnymont
on the Union Hall,  Tlio first pnyment,
on tho hall was mado shortly after tho '
hut etrlko wns nettled.  This building
ooBt eomothlng In tho vicinity of 18.000
and the officer* and members of "tho i
Illllcrost Locnl nro to bo commended,!
our hull being donr of debt.   Tho Lo- J
cal has decided to hold a emoker on i
Mondny, Doc. 8, In order to colebrntu *
tho occimlon and ovory ono Is cordial-'
ly invited to attend. ,
•Mr. Ch«». FticliOB, proprietor of thn
Union Hotel, left for Cnlgnry on Tuos-,
day ulgbt to attend a banquet which!
Is being' hold undor tbe Ain-ml-wt of
ijinuor -Dealers' Ansoclntlon, |
J-ii'AI   Fii-jjVi\,   ,%   f'(tv«tv.i»II.»»l,   iOiil   it,
valuable horse while out hunting last
week, On leaving bis eamp "one morn-1
Ing lie left bis horse on n plckot rope
and upon hia return he found tho animal df*d end Ttirllv tnm »n r»Wpa tuft hugetritsly. The grlMb mado good
Wa «»cape. but aocopllng to the
threats u»etl by some of mir uporte-
men we believe the grimly will pay
the penalty before long.
Jobtt McDonald left on Wednearfay I
to spend hi* OhHatmss holldavn with!
hi* <mr*3M* In Qlace nay, Nova SrotJa. j
Obrli Mau**r, of Michel, han been I
the true*, ol Mr. nnd Mm Kurhei on t
Oeorge Helcan, wbn wss im for *
few months with o broken Jejr, r<»-
turned to work on Monday.
Mr. IM]| Wf.!««n ot I,«iVrrfV. ps!,?
ft fTrfnr tialt to lllllrr^f or Th-hi.Nf
I'or farther camp neu-s m*f ;>.i*r*> s.
J. H. Nayl
We are showing an extra large
range of special tailored overcoats. Workmanship and material guaranteed to be the best that
the market can produce. With
both shawl and military collars
prices from
is Headquarters for Xmas
Goods of all Descriptions
.A Large Assortment
to Choose From
Xmas Cards, Pin Boxes,Writ-
ing; Cases, Hand Bags, Work
Boxes, Ladies' Dressing Cases,
Shaving Sets, Military Sets, Bill
Cases, Toys of all Kinds and
hundreds of other articles and
novelties to be displayed the
first week in December.
Prices to meet all Purses
Bellevue Hardware Store
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NeiiJs ojf the District Camps
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WITH the approaching
, cold weather you need
all the comfort's and
warmth possible. You appreciate a nice, warm, comfortable
room, furnished with cosy chairs
and rugs and heated by a good
serviceable heater.
Let us sell you some of these
comforts from our stock,, which
is the largest in the Crows Nest
Pass. Eemember, we are always here to remedy. any complaints and exchange unsatisfac-
. tory goods—no delays—no disappointments.
Oup prices will compare with any
Catalog House when you consider
freight rates and the many disappointments you experience
when sending out of town
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ilr. Mark Drumm, of the Calgary Albertan staff, spent a 'few days at bis
home at Blossomwood Ranch hero this
iMr. W. Simpson and Miss Sally
Simpson went to Lethbridge on Monday, where they .expect to spend a
week. *
(Mr. P. Carruthers, one of'the switch
crow conductors of Frank, is spending
several, weeks In Winnipeg, where he
went to attend a convention of railroad men.
Mr. Joseph Roper, a C. P. R. fireman
here, left on Tuesday's train for Liverpool, England, to visit his home and
spend Christmas there. He has three
months' leave and will return here
again. His brother from Cranbrook
accompanied htm.
■Miss-M. E. Sinipson came seventh in
the final count .of votes of the candidates ln Lethbridge Herald contest.
fight absconded, at .the time and- -no
•trace^of Mm could "be found ■wthen
wanted, tout' through the vigilance of
the Mounted Police-he was located in
•Lethbridge! and -brought back to Cole-
•man, and given a hearing before Inspector Gunkett.   Sequel: Sent down
to .Macleod (for trial on two or -three
accounts under the Mines Act.
'  '"Bob" Walker, Socialist, gave a very
interesting  lecture   in  the  Coleman
Opera House on Sunday night, Nov.
30, on the conditions- of the strike on
Vancouver  Island  and  kindred  matters,   before   a  very   full   house.   A
hearty vote of thanks was awarded,
tihe speaker after his lecture and a
collection was taken up on his behalf.
Miss Snow, operating room nurse ln
Dr.   It.   T.   Ross's  private   hospital,
leaves -Colein-an for a month's holiday
in her homo In Montreal to spend
Christmas with -her  parents and ,to,
visit her sister who is lying seriously
Mr. and iMrs. Joseph Morgan, ol
Lundbreck, leave this week for the
Old -Country  to spend Christinas at
a pile v of/ mibiiey, mighty have' jboan'
saved In", compensation; arid, "money
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The Italian residents;are preparing
fOT a^ festive day on the '4th }nat in
honor^Kiif.their ^trbii saint', The Hall
is engaged and the band ia to play, for
dancing. ■ We-understand it is to he
private to Italians.   * ; x
As both Canmore and Bankhead had
nominated a Board -Member, President
Smith ."appointed Frank Wheatley- -to,
attend a board meeting to be.held in
Fernie on the' 1st inst. - A.,. * ■
The. salwmlll at L&ke/Miiiewa'uka
owned by Dr. Brett has closed down
forth©season.'   " •     ay -
The ladies of Bankhead.are proposing to ,hold a .dance" on New Year's
Eve, which will be welcome news to
the dancing fraternity, for-the Jfidfes'
dance has always been^a success.
Tom Connors leaves for the Old
Country' this week. Much , credit is
due Tonr for the way he has stayed
with the water, wagon this last two
years. We wish him a safe trip to the
laud of has birth ,and a good time when
he gets there.
A number of local Orangemen journeyed,to Banff on Sunday, -Nov. "30,
to hear their provincial organizer give
a lecture on the history- and alms of
their ^ Order..
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. The skating rink has been -rebuilt Ms 'old home in Wales.   Bon voyage
and preparations are being made to
-commence flooding it,.so that we will
soon have Ice to skate on.
On December 1 the marriage took
place at the, Methodist parsonage of
Mr. Duis Zamis and 'Miss Roza Hml-
zova, both of Hillcrest.
Mr. A. I. Blais paid Lethbridge "a
visit during the week. , -
A .meeting was held on Wednesday
night to discuss the .possibility of (holding aChrifttmas tree for the children
this year, and.it was decided to have
one and Include all children whose
parents are willing to allow-them, that
will be practically every child in town.
Accordingly, committees were appointed to find out how many children there
were to be provided for, also'to ask
for a donation to go -toward defraying
the expenses. A program appropriate
for the Christmas season is also being
prepared by -the children.
\   THE  „
Coleman Hardware Store
Coleman Local Union Notes
I Association, Limited
The regular meeting was held in the
Coleman Opera House on Sunday,
Nov. 30. The meeting was fairly well
■represented, .but more interest ought
to he token in the meetings when a
matter of any importance is being
brought before the Local.
After the regular .business was attended to, the matter, of a Sick and
Accident Benefit Society was discussed and was left over until a* joint special meeting of LocfcJ 2633 and Carbondale Local was called to .discuss the
question on Tuesday, Dec. 2.-
The Worker's Own
Splendid   assortment   of   Christmas
Fruits, Preserves arid Candies.  Everything you require in tho Grocery line
and all of tho best quality.
Groceries, Provisions,
Dry Goods, ete.
Inspect our   selection   of dry goods
All New Stock
Our Quality is
us-we are here to stay
Dec. 2 of Local 2633 and. Carbondale
was held in the Opera House and was
well represented by both Locals. Some
considerable discussion took -place as
to whether it ought to be joint or
whether each Local should manage its
own fund. -   .
It. was moved and seconded that a
ballot ibo, taken, in the Opera'House
on Dec. 9, eaah Local to vote separate--
ly on the question for or against a
joint Sick and Accident'Benefit Society being established.
The Peoples' Store
B. C.
See Our Competition on Page 4
A somewhat serious1 accident befel
Nick Brolozozskl while at work in pillar 120. -A large piece of -rock fell,
striking him on the right hand and Injuring It severely, He will not resume
work for some time to come.
A- peculiar accident occurrod to an
Italian named Mlko Mlsslona in tho
employment of the McGillivray Coal
Company on the tipple, He had been
tailing conl from the tipple to tbo
boiler house and stepped on a plank
whioh was lying on -tho scaffold, tho
"result being thut he fell a distance ol'
about Cwt'lvo feot, breaking his loft
arm nnd spraining"'his right wrist. Ho
was tnken to tho hoBpltml nntl attended
to by Dr. Connoly and Is getting along
Nows comes from Butto, Jlontnwi,
of the death of Denis McClufforty, lato
of Colemun, an old timer in the Pass,
It transpires that tho docouflod had
bnon a fnnnldprnblft dlfltnneo from
homo at tho tlmo he molt IiIh death nntl
apparently lost hie way, Iio was found
noxt morning deiul In a snow drift.
A distressing accldont occurred to
Mr». Brlndley on Sunday morning. It
appears that Mr. Brlmllcy wnntod
soma chlckon for IiIh Sunday dinner
nnd had two guns loaded, In 'pasalng
ono of thorn to Mrs. Nrlndloy to hold
for lilm, In w>mo unnccountablo man-
nor It went off nnd bullot pnsnod
.through hor log. Mrs, Hrlndloy will
bo confined to bed for nt loaot a fort-
Mrs. William Thompson underwent
tx HcrloiiB oporatlon In thn Coleman
Minora' Hospltnl Inst wook, Drs. Ilo«n
and Connoly performing same. Glad to
roport hho Is now out of all dnngor and
progrosolng vory woll,
Throo vocnnclofl oocur In tho Colo-
mini Town Council thin term. Home In-
wrest bolng taken In the nominations
Vt    IttilUliU   l-4ilUlU<Ut:»,       4<IU   itlllUVtUl
,},'.• nllnnrn vrrp nnmlnntffl fnr
Council and School Tlonrrt, thoro bolng
two vacanciM In tho lattor: Nomina*
tiioiiK for Town Council are—Mr, HI-
mm Dougnl, nomlnatod by Mr. W,
Hnyon arul John TJoyca:  Mr. H. S.
|iioodove. Ity M. W. Cinrit ami Mr. W,
it. Outow-Ua; ifMr. Jack Johnston, by
Mr. Frank Lewy and W. Hityiom; Mr,
John Swan by Jlr. W. A. Nlel and Mr.
J. Scott (nuwter mochunl-c). Tlio /ol«
lowing gontlwnorvt woro nomlntml for
I tho School Board—L. O. McDonald,
iimiitniU*-**) by W. lUynton ai.d .1. JoVin-
»ton and P. Loary: C. (tower, by Mr.
l(. \\''i Cl.u'U iiud II. C. Guuitcic; Mr.
U'iillatn Fraser, by )(. I), HysU>i> and
T. Wakcllm.
Af «m» .reported in thn column* ot
tha Ledger tome time airo. a fracaa
oeturrmi k» tJia York Creek mino of
the InteflMtfoMl Ooal * C*ok« Cow*
|«pnny.  Om «4 tb* vton wtttutM in tb*
and a merry Xmas*
\V. L. Oulmette will continue as
mayor for another year, his election
last year giving him a two year term.
, A. N. Scott, of Lethbridge, mine Inspector, was a Coleman visitor on
H. E. Lowe, of Fernie, re-presenting
the Swift Canadian' Co,, called on'
Coleman -merchants on Tuesday.
Jas. Underwood, prop contractor, of
Crow's Nest, transacted business in'
town Wednesday,,, returning Wednesday evening. ,
Andrew Wyckholm, of the Summit
Lime- Works, Craw's-<Nest, was in
town on .Monday -purchasing supplies
for 'the men and business under - his
Miss W. Ball, bf the public school
staff, was unable.to teach for several
days during the week because of illness.
Mrs. Parker, of Lees Lake, near Burmis, was'the guest of Mrs. H. G. Mc-
Burney for several days during the
past week.
•Miss Mary Simpson, of Frank, one
of the hustling candidates -in the Leth-
jbridge Herald- subscription contest,
was in town during the latter part of
the week and secured some good bus?-
jiess in town, .which will tell materially when the votes are counted. , 4
Thos. Clark and Miss May Ballartho,
of Crow's Nest, were joined in--happy
wedlock'on Monday, Dec. i, by Rev.
T. M. (Murray, at the manse. The bride
came not 'many- momns. ago from
Leeds-,. England, while the groota formerly resided here, being a brother of
-Mrs. Geo. Grafton, and wllljhave the
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. Stephens—-Sparhawk—At the iPres-
byterlan marise, on Tuesday, Dec. 2, .a
ceremony .uniting in the holy bonds-
of "matrimony 'Florence Laverne Spar-
hawk, of Portage la Prai,rie, Man., and*
Foster Stephens, of Fernie,'B. C., ,"was
[performed hy Rev.. T. M. Murray,
A. C. Gourlle and- G. Greenier -will
0-pen for business -lh the Cameron
.block about the first of the year. They
intend keeping a well assorted grocery
stock and may add,other lines later.
Their store wil!) occupy part of the
premises at present being vacated by
W, It, -Ouimette.
.The Belglaus of town nnd district
held a grand concert and dance'at the
Eagles' Hall on Wednesday evening.
G. Grenior left with Mrs. G-renl-or, on
.Wednesday's local to spend- the Christ-
.mas holidays with friends n/t points in
Southern Alberta.
Coleman has not had' -many travelling shows lately, but tlie two moving
iplcture houses seem tb,be supplying
the demand for entertainment. Tho
superior music at tho, Opora Houso
supplied by Madame Howells and Mrs.
Davlos is .proving to be n groat drawing enrd.
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A now scam of coal is bolng worked
on C level, nnd is known as I*\mr 0.
The soam Is four feot In thickness and
Is all clean conl and gives promise of
bolng a most fayorablo floam.to M'orlc,
If nnyono Is wanting an lncentlvo to
prepare for the Children's Xmas Treo,
lot thorn call at tho primary department of tho schools. MIbs Goodorham
will glvo you a kindly wolcomo and
tho.llttlo ones'will entertain you with
tho most Interesting eongs and recitations which will mnko you start In
right away,
Tho family of Jlr. John Gorton hnvo
nrrlrad In camp ana tnkon up tliolr
roHldonco In one of tho now housos,
Preparations aro under way for .the
opening of tho skating rink. A wook
or ho utfo 'thoro, wns a doubt m, to
whathor tlio rink would bo opon-wl
this union, but tho cloud has lifted.
Louis Yago«« accepted $800 In set-
tlonvont for tho hm of his nyo and
has boon missing slnco ho mo-tvod
tho cheque. Wo presumo It to bo another Inulanco. of "fools and thoir
Joseph, NobHeh waa nomJnled' for
•tho poalUcm of District Hoard Moini
* I t/<,<   tu 'S,i u<u ta-UKil)  litUmtU *)}  lti_
Wil) rr?VnnHnn of V. Vt. Thnrtmk, of C:ni
A chango of policemen has takon
place at Iiankhead, Constable Wore
toilng replaced by Conatabl-e Wheat'
ley. AVo -trutt tho now arrival will
-lmvo no morn to do man hi* i>redo-
Tlio X ray photograph of Thoma*
Strogny's broken thigh shows tho
broken onds of tho bono overlapping
nbout two Inches and ono marvols on
looking at tt bow tho man gets around
al all. H wQitlri bn Interring to hnvo
Itad X my photos of all Uta bones
treat..,! iu thu Bruit Iu>s^Ul fi'uui
n»nkJu>a«l; pitrbaps it would have
-broucht vxttio preoivro -to itotir on tha
compmy wh«n tha Looal Dolon poll*
tkm.nl them to build *■ bcwpltal (A
nanklKad. for In addition to abowla*
wh«f'< to conld tars Min* ooodlooa
•uiti-nng, wo tomto twar* obowi* whaw
Jaimes Callan, of the Bellevue Hotel,
was in town on Thursday.
Owing to no claimant coming forward, the cow ..that was impounded a
month ago was sold by auction on Friday afternoon last by Poundkeeper Irwin. 'iMr.,Wilfred Wolstenholme was
the purchaser.   -
Rev. -Father Delestre was down
from Coleman on Thursday. '
Andy Bryden was interdicted on
Friday last and will now help to swell
the crowd on the water wagon.'
, .Miss Mary Simpson, of Frank, who
met with a slight-'accident about, a
week ago while driving from, -Blairmore, to Frank, is now able to'be
about again and was visiting friends
■in town on Friday.
The electors of Blairmore held a
(meeting dn'-the office of the secretary-
treasurer on -Monday, Dec. 1, fpr the
purpose.of, nominating candidates for
'the office of three councillors for the
next ensuing two years, also for the
•office of two school trustees. -.Those
nominated for- the council were:. L.
Dutii; D.- A. Sinclair, J. VV. Gresham,
lt7 iW, ,KribB,' Ike Lougheed, Archie
McLeod, D..*C. Drain, Mike Rosee and
J.- Montelbetti. J.-W. Gresham and A.
A. Sparks were elected hy acclamation
for the otfice of sch6o(;trustees,' those
being the: only ones nominated.
Mrs. W. James is again able to be
.about after her recent illness,
A horse owned by an' Italian made a
-getaway on '.,-Saturday .morning and-
caused .considerable excitement r in its-
dash through the ..back, yards of the
■houses-en-^Dearborn- street7*.butf"*for--
tunateiy, no serious damage was aone.
> .Rev. C. C. McLauren, superintendent of missions for Alberta, came" to
town on Saturday last.. Rev. -Mr. Mc-'
Lauren (preached both morning and
evening services in the Central-Baptist iChurch. and addressed the young
■people' ln the af teniooii concerning the
B.Y. P. TL' work'.'' -Mr. .McLauren left
on Sunday evening's train for Calgary.,
Mr., Walter .Howe, sr., .paid a visit
to Medicine iHat .this wpek. We understand that .Mr. Howe has taken up
some -land near Warner, Alta.
The skating rink was flooded , on
Tuesday night.
The banquet given at the Alberta
■Hotel-by the Oddfellows on Thursday
nilgiht was a brilliant success, over one
hundred' guests attending. Addresses
were given by Rev. J. F. Hunter, Rev.
W. 'H. Muncaster, C. Green, J. M. Carter, A. Brown (past' grand master of
Edmonton), J. A. Tully (P. G. of Calgary) and A. E. May (Grand Patriarch,
of Edmonton). Mr. May -apolce at considerable length on the good work being dono by tho Oddfellows and*'expressed his great pleasure for having
the opportunity of being presont at
the banquet and enjoying the hospitality of the'ipoople or .Blalrmoro. In
concluding -his address .Mr. May presented Bro. F. W. Doubt with a Past
Chief Patriarch's Jewel, which ls tho
first ,1ewol roc-oivpd through the locnl
encamipmeiit. Mr, Falrhurst, of tho
Colomnn lodge, ontortained the gathering Willi several -songs and 'Miss
Agnes Gruou gavo an Interesting reading. In .closing, ,tho committee In
charge extended their thanks to
Messrs. DocaBtro, Trono and Plstor,
of tho Blalrmoro orchp-s'tm*, and also
to -Miss M. Williams, for tho valuablo
assistance rendered by them to the
musical -part of -the programme.
Tlio Women's Guild of tho Presbyterian Church held a salo of work on
Wednesday, Dec, 3, ln the Mission
Hall. Tho salo common-cod at :i p.m.
Tho goods offered by tho ladles consisted of fancy aprons, knlttod and
croohetcd goods, band embroidered
goods nnd sovoral other nrtlclos, Tlio
rofroahm*ont stall did a flrst-rato bun-
I nous. The proceeds went towards tho
now -cb'urch building'fuhd,'
J. iM. Calllo was Sn town this week
on business connected with his branch
furnlturo Btoro hero, ,.
Tho plnno contest is gottlng stronger each day, Several who wnro at the
bottom of tlio list nro now gradually
rising to tlio top nnd people aro beginning to wonder who will really bo tho
fortunate one.
Thn V V Th/wnT-ionti <*•*,( «-*rn -i'mtHniv
on a big money ratting sale which,
Uioy declare, will surpass tuiy salo of
iia kind ever held in this district. Tbo
mlo op-tn* Friday, Dw\ R, at 10 a.m.
Mr; and Mm h, V, noboris left on
Wednesday for a visit to thoir former
A smoker will be.'heldui.v-th'e Miners* ilaill on,'Sta,turday*nigiht in-aid of
the hand1.  Tickets $1.00.", A good program has been arranged and -some out-
side"'talentwiMi take -part.   Everybody
■turn out and give the bantla start -,
The municipal eleotions will be held
on Monday, Dec. 8/. Nominations tibok
iplace on Monday. iThere are three
seats in *l<e. counoil to be filled and
there are nine candidates In. the'field.
Only one of tie retiring councillors is
in the contest,- being Van Orman. Don
-Majlo, -the. lumber man,' was 'elected
mayor by acclamation.  Dr. Leach was
expected to oppose him, but drew out
■at-the'-laat moment. ' The.candidates
for council are: Coulton, a real estate
■man; Wright, of the Taber Hardware
Co.; Van Orman;-R. Legondre, other-
KWisie known as "Frenchy"; Alex Primrose.  The latter t,wo are running on a
workman's  ticket.    On  the  miners'
ticket: Alex 'McRoberts, A. Patterson
and Abe Bateman Dickson.   The manager of the Royal Bank is"also.in the
field, but is expected to draw out. The
miners stand a good chance of electing
ono -or two of their ticket this year as
a great many, people are tired of the
real estate men.
A miner named' McDonald met with
an accident on Tuesday, having several ribs broken. It seems to be ia bad
season for serious accidents here, this
being the third in three weeks.   v,
Joe Lyons, the machine "man,'who
was hurt some time ago, has been
taken home from the hospital at
Lethbridge. His condition remains
about the same with small chance of
■recovery. He had been married only
six months., _ • ..    I
Taber mines are. pretty well supplied
wdth men this, season,. Men are applying for work every day." Some are being hired, and more' there is no room
for. \- - '    .
-, Quite a number of complaints are
being made about th.e small number
of cars;. each loader is getting. The
men say that there are.so many men
that the coal cannot, be taken away
from them. The mine is holstin-g more
coal this year than ever before.
The old question.of the wash house
IsJagadu .'tdrtbe froiit"vThe^Cauada'
.West1'mine'en-joys -the'1 disUnctaon;;Iof -i;-'*
baring the ibummest '-'wastL '-house Jifl*.;£"
Alberta.- -JFor .the last .three years ith©/-
maiiagement has -'Tjeen;; promidng ' to»;;
erect aiiew one, but dt never .material- \-
IzecL,, However^ Mr^HowawJL-'i&s in-^
iormed tfoe'-pit -committee-titia-t a 'ne^s.A
one will be-Millt'in^tiie^spring ahdiMiiV
■the'aneantime'eiiery-thiiig possible'^wilL'.■■
be done ..with * the oltf" one,"' so f that', it",",
will bein-ade as comfortable as'^QJossi-"
*,.* '
ble for-ythe Tvlnter.
■\Angus   Mcln-tyre.-^the- 'blacksmitih'-,
waa'imarried last^liiursday.' '• Now "Ah-" ■
gus,- as you' are married yourself, just' -
think vof the'-poor .menc wi.th»'famildes -
in the^'-mine trying to make a living,-"
-with-those'picks you've been sending: '
doiwn,lately;•'   ■■-.•.   '      ' - '   '--:'■/
Charlie O'Brien addressed two meet; '_
Ings last Sunday.i A fairly good crctwif
turned put to' the Miners' Hall to hear
him." ■'-   ,S\    ," J ,s*     ,' '",    '
The-hall presents a "fairly respect-,
able appearance  now..,  It  has .ibeen
painted outside and in, and the furniture th-at ."was fonneriy In tiie com-
pany.'s building at the mine has been
moved down.*, The library *haB,- been -
taken oVer 'by the Local arid ln futuro'
will-be-In,,the-hall. • ' •;.
Born, ,to Mr. and Mrs. Bernard "Nu- ■
gent, on Nov. 23, a son, All, doing -
well.'       - .' ■   "-"'1    ■
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♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦,♦♦♦,♦♦♦
At a sjieclal meeting of the above
Local held on Nov. 30, in the Union
Hall,ia'motlon was passed that .-four
members canvass', the camp to .see"
what they cari get for the defence,
fund; also that we hold a smoker on ,
Saturday, .Dec 6, proceeds to go to'
the cheer, fund. Come one and all and -
(help the children of Vancouver Island.
■At the same meeting Bro. David
Rees -gave a fine long .speech touching
"the strikes in the various parts of -Uie,
country. • We-are sorry you did not
get a better attendance, David.    '    v
Tony-Benick, Yorky and" Jack Ire-
son are leaving on the 6th for the" Old
Country J via- New York. " , -."
For further camp news see page 11-
The   Misses   Allen
•'.I,-   i   .
Dressmakers   and   Costumiers
Ball Dresses, a Speciality
•   * .,*■ a    -       *   :-A ,  ,,     . '   -' - ., -   '
"The Quality Store"
Cash Relief at
Any. Cost
Forced to Sacrifice to
Meet the Demands
of Creditors
The moment we
raise $8,467.12
'   This
Event Ends
To -meet Immediate' pressing demands of arc .'.Itore. .Their entire
stock of General Merchandise, invoicing over $27,000, will bo offered by the Mutual Crcdltora Association to satisfy claims aggregating $8,407.12 at prlcos that -will Jar the ontlro population of
Southern Alberta.
The Storo That Savon You- Monoy
Phone 25      Victoria St.        Blairmore, Alta.
■\ a rvi f* *»
lm,   **.,,  tfiittr.9       M,.   n.l,..l.
return after a short holiday*, whilo hi*
wire villi mako nn Indefinite *Ujr,
Tho ca»o Kldd vorsun Warner came
up for a bearing In Uio District Court
on Wodnewlay afternoon, Judge 'Mo-
Nell, who presided, gavn Judgment In
fivnr of Mn. Kldd ftitd J. Wamcr will
huvo to pay $440, that bolng 'the
ntmwnt aw I riff -Jo Mm. Vi/l/1 fnr mnl
ot 1Jio Cexnomt Lodge boarding Iioubo.
iht tim** Mdl lane*.      n
«■ VKttt*
On account of very mild weather
must be cleared out.   We will make
special effort to clear everything for
The Big Sale we started on Nov. 1st
will continue until January lst only
Bigger Bargains Than Ever
Known thii month tu the Bargain Storo
BLAIRMORE       -       ALTA.
rrasr^nsr wrr. -- ■» i -*^»
"■ -*"'**i-;-     •**'•? ■*WT'j!w#*Kr>-SJ*r^~s-.--. •* \t
'   ;-'  •  A%X- '■-.",    --.."I:--, ■
Too many" of ii? .OVERLOOK health
liappiness-in this worldi"!. ■'-.
;" 7 We grow.careless about tho MINOR
ills; of Hfo. and rarely experience the
>-JOY of living/;,.;'-,. -   ,    "     ;" , ■        •-
' ^ .The average man or/woman cannot
conscientiously say' that.'". he or she
feels FIT . and* WELL 'every day in
•the year. Modern methods of living
are against" good health—and, render
■us'.peculiarly .susceptible, to Indigestion, Dyspepsia,  and' Biliousness.
Our stomachs'are always,bothering
us: AVe'grow accustomed to feeling
wretched—but not sufficiently wretched to bother the doctor. ■'
But there IS a cure' for this wretch-
- ed' feeling.   - Tak-e  15  drops   of  Mother  Seigel's Curative  Syrup.   , This
great English* remedy    brings QUICK
; relief to  the disordered  stomach.
It restores the digestive organs to
normal- action and  keeps them  In a
'• healthy condition. It Is almost purely
herbal—Nature's own remedy for sick
, stomachs.
- Get Mother Seigel's. Curative Syrup.
Take it regularly—theri note the Im-
, provement In your health. -
Price $1.00.      Trial  size,' 50c, '
For Sale by .
Mclean drug and book co.
Triumphant Progress of .. Labor . in
Municipal Elections —174 Socialist
Victories-—: Net Gain of 70 Seats
Over Previous.Election,
Mr. J, Cartlidge
Teacher of Piano
and Organ
Specialist in  Tuning:
& Pianola Works
Vocal Training
Apply for terms to
.  BOX 538
br^House No. 21, Wood St.
; Thisweatherpromotes
Those who have trouble in
shaking off'a cough'should
note that Mathicu's Syrup of '
Tar, and Cod I,iver Oil not
only soothes the irritation of
the J^nchi_al_tub§s1__£atid_
-"'■ promptly stops the cough,
but being a splendid tonic and
healer it soon'1 enablesi the
system toperaianently throw
off the cold and restores the
tuucuous membranes to their
normal healthy condition.
' „, Matjhieuli SyniR of Ttrand
. Cod Liver OU has won, by
its merit, the largest sale in'
Canada of any medicine for
coughs —'35c large bottle,
sold everywhere.
Shcrbroobe, P.Q.
It your 1 will it /ntrith un Malhleu't
■VrrvGu l-oiMetl in connccUmi • with
, UatMtu'i Syrup. Tlie ftvtr tcill nam tu
itliptllttl and II11 pains trill vanlth. lie
Bon (I* PtwdtTt).    .
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London, Nov. 6.—The flowing tide Is
with u-sC ■ ■    ' "   *  ■' ■,
\\V can , to-day lioasi 70 more Labor and Socialist Councilors than we
could a week-ago. The Liberals and
Conservatives' are "compelled ito confess 70 fewer Councillors than a week
This result is no flash in. the pan.
Each year the -number of Labor and
Soclailist Councillors grows-Hstpadlly
and without interruption. . Our Increasing strength or the local authorities ,ef t'lfe country is the surest sign
of, out increasing power and Influence.
The decreasing strength' of the Liberal and Conservative parties on the local authorities o'f the country ls the
surest sign of their decreasing power
and influence.
Consider the results .during the last
three years. , "
In April, 1911, we had 41 net gains;
in -November of the same year 74.   "
■In April, 1912, we had 30 net gains;
in November of the same year 40.
In April, 1913, we had 115 net gains;
iii November of the -same year 70. ,
This mean's that during the last
three years 370 Labor'and Socialist
representatives have displaced 370
Liberals and Oonservative-s: In this
year's results many of the Sdottlsh
victories—which were only announced
on Wednesday—are riot included.
These-results axe all the more remarkable by reason of the fact tliat
in many' towns the liberal and Conservative parties" have combined
against Labor. ■ Wherever, the Labor
and Sooialist movement has become a
plower threatening to overthrow the
old parties, Liberals and Conservatives have forgotten their differences
and have closed their ranks In face
of the common enemy—^the organized
working class. - The Liberals and Conservatives fear the workers. It has
been their game to divide .them—to
get half of ithem toi label themselves
as Liberals, the other half Conservatives. And thus, divided against themselves, the workers have been kept iu
But the Labor and' Socialist movement is preaching'the gos-pel of solidarity; unity at the ballot box, as at
■the .strike.. And the-workers are beginning to respond. 'Where that response has been so great as" to shake
the power of the Liberals and Conservatives,the capitalist parties are joining hands. They realize that the old
game is up; that they cannot afford
er; 'that if tihey are to defeat Labor
united they must stand as capital unit-1'
In many towns-the Labor ahd Socialist movement is so strong that the
iold tactics ,have been dropped for
many^years., ©very, ^year, - with the
growing strength of the Labor and' Socialist movement, 'the number ot cases
ln which the capitalist parties united
grows, too. In Inst week's election,
for Instance, the Liberals and' Conservatives co-operMedl agalnat Labor
In the following among other cities:
Barnstaple, Bl-rmlng*ham, Brad-ford,
Brlghouse, Colchester, Ducklnfleld,
Halifax, Keighley, Leeds, Liverpool,
Morley and Stockport.
, In many other cases the capitalist
parties joined, to oppose the Labor
and Socialist candidates in .those
wards wliich are our special Btrong-
■holds." n
•A notable feature of the elections
is the number of successful Independent Labor,party candidates. Of the
174 Labor and Socialist nominees returned at (least 120 are members of the
I. L. P. This fact is sufficient proof
of -the Influence the I; L. * P. has obtained in the Trade Union and Labor
movement.   ' *.        ■        .
Some very remarkable victories
have ibeen gained this year. Bradford
deserves''highest praise. Four seats'
have been gained and three held1. ,
The Labor and Socialist Party on
the Bradford City, Council is now
twenty strong, and aldermanic appointments should further strengthen
It. This Is a triumph of more than
local interest, for Bradford was tho
birthplace of the I, L. P., and it is to
be the scene of the Coming-of-Ago,
Conference of .the party next Easter.'
The one cloud Is the defeat'of Mir.
W. Leach in, the Great Horton "Ward,
Mr. ,-W. Leach was the leader of the
Labor parly and one of the,ablest and
■most indefatigable councillors the I.
L. P. possessed. We trust Bradford
will have nn opportunity to redeem,
and will redeem, -this blot on its record in the hy-elections' which the aldermanic appointments will occasion,
Wigan oan olalm the greatest hum-
,ber of gains. No less than five new
.seats have been won. ■ This' triumph
suggests that at the next parliamentary., election the workers of Wigan
will realize how they have -been misrepresented since 1910, and will once
moire return a Labor member to the
House of,.Commons.   .
In,jthe Black Country the workers']
have not forgotten .the lesson of solidarity taught them- 'by the recent
sfcnikes. In Smethwick they have gained three new seats, and Birmingham
can boast two gains, and two Labor
councillors have again been returned,
Mr. George, Shann, Labor's prospective parliamentary candidate for East
Birmingham, defeated Mr. D. T. Tim-
■iuis, the prospective Conservative parliamentary'candidate for-North Worcestershire, by 199 votes.
JBarrow and Stockton, where the Labor and Socialist movement Is strongly organized, have each three gains to
■their credit; Hull, Sheffield, 'Middles-
horough, Leigh and,Conway, two each.
Signs of the awakening in the South
are given -in the results at Bristol,
Southampton, Croydon and Norwich,
where two gains have been recorded
in each -case.,'- • --,
but Mr. Edgar Whiteley, the manager
of the. National Labor Press, won a
notable victory in Longslght, where
tha Conservatives have long been supreme. Blackburn, too, has -to acknowledge one loss, but here, again, a
victory was gained whioh merits spe-1
clal_, mention. Recently Councillor
Hlgham, who has been' looked upon,
as one of ithe I. L. P. leaders, joined
the Conservatives. The electors of
his ward have not ohanged their ©pin--
ions with him. They have elected his
I. L. P. opponent by 191 votes,
Tho Scottish elections, which took
place on Tuesday, are as encouraging
as the English. In Glasgow six Labor
ancl Socialist candidates have been re
turned—a,,gaifi of four seats. In Edinburgh the TesU'I-ts give two gains, in
Arbroath,, Falkirk, Musselburgh and
Paisley one "each. We anticipate that
when the full results are received
many mora victories will have to be
recorded in Scotland.'     "'
From- north -to" south, from east to
west, the "Labor and Socialist movement 'marches on to triumph.
•-Old England is waking up and Socialism ahd the Labor movement hdye
become the leading problems of the
day.—St. Louis Labor.
.1—! =:  a
when .tiie workers of the world own
-the "means bf life.
I, the child slave of capitalism.—
Exchange.. ,   -
A little child Shall lead them.
I, the child, greet you on every road
and path. I smile at you. I love' you.
I fill your hearts with love and kindness. I, the child that whispers words
of love to you In the twilight hour.
My hands, that, are soft as velvet,
cling..to your neck in confidence. , I
that Join my laughter with the songs
of birds.
The' future of 'tiie world" depends
upon. me. If I grow great and good
the world will be better.
If I am -neglected, warped and twisted, future society must suffer for it.
I, t3ie child, who should know no
mission but'that of affection and love,
am being sacrificed on the altar of
capitalist greed.
I curse -you inferrible tones from
the dark alleys. My face is wrinkled
as the parchment upon which the -fathers wrote the constitution and the
declaration,.-which you use to uphold
your mastership and my slavery.
From joyous freedom and life in
the open I- am forever denied. I am
-blunted and deformed from long hours
of work in the cotton mills, textile
factories and sweatshops. My Jungs
are full of lint and my system poisoiv
ed past recall.
;, -From my bed of rags I call you to
account. My blood is upon your hands.
My misery and suffering lie at your
door. You who believe in profits, who
believe in exploitation; who believe
in robbing little children of their right
to play and make the. world happy
by the .light of laughter "in their eyes.
I say you are guilty against- this
great' wrong and, deprivation you have
brought upon me—the child that must
work, and starve while working. •
I speak in the voice of millions who
are being forced to give up every
shread of that to which childhood is'
entitled.   ., ,  "
Before I have reached manhood or
womanhood, I reached ^the senile decay of.old age. .You who must reckon
for this, take warning. "Your child'
child.    '' "'■        =-'--
Hear my voice as I cry of hunger.
Hear nny .voice when- I cry for one
gliimlpse of fresh.air and green grass.
Hear my voice as I cry to run and
play as ithe l'ambs in the meadow.
Hear my groans that go up'in the
black smoke of the factories; see my
blood stains as you. wear the shoddy
results' of my hours of ceaseless toil,
Every thread bears a heartache, Hold
it to your 'heart and say: "Poor 'little
.children, whose lives lie entombed
here in this garment."
I Btamd in the, battle-scarred' ranks
of labor with father, mother, brother
and sister to fight for our freedom,
I, the child of work,'can only toe free'
The' Appeal isi n possession of a
"confidential letter" "given in strict
confidence for the use of subscribers
oiily," dated at Boston,' September 16,
1913, and signed by Robert W. Babson,
a confidential adviser of bankers and
financiers, that in discussing the working class movement makes a -significant suggestion.   To quote: . .
I wish to warn you' that the movement will continue to grow, because,
in ray opinion, it is founded on an economic fact, namely, that -the labor
prohlem will never be permanently
solved until the workers actually own
the mills. We hear much about the
interests of capital and labor being
■mutual: but this is" not economically,
true. Capital and labor are by all economic laws antagonistic, and attempts
at combining these two forces are sure
to be only temporary makeshifts. . . .
One of these two opposing interests
must and will ultimately rule. Wise
are the hankers, manufacturers and
.investors who recognize that it will be
labor who is to rule. . . . Capital will
not much' longer rest, content with present conditions. The question is, as
to the methods by which this change
of - ownership can be brought aliout.
Personally, I think it may come cither
through the readjustment of the present system of interest payments dr the
Issuance of government loans along
the lines followed by the English to
enable the Irish to purchase their
It will be seen from this confidential communication that the capitalists
,are considering how they may unload
ownership and get instead guaranteed
interest without trouble of management or worry of strikes. The fact'
that the circular talks learnedly about
the workers owning the machinery indicates a danger whten has heen little
considered. They hope to sell to the
workers actually employed In the mills
on a sort bf joint stock principle, as
many, who are loud in agitation openly
suggest; or, if they cannot do that, to
■the government in return'for government bonds. Neither of these is the
'Socialist ideal. The one is a class
ownership instead of -collective ownership as proposed by Socialism. The
other is state capitalism. We- must
free ourselves from ALL exploitation,
and not geek a mere change in exploitation that will admit of the old tribute
in the guise of interest rather than
profits.—Appeal -to Reason. ' ,
Excursions    Ca.tia.dia.xi
December 1 stto 31 st       Pacific
Return Limit
3 Months
East, of
Fort William
First-class round trip fares from'Fernie to
Trains leave Fernie
17.30 daily and at
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It seems to be hard Tor some to overcome or outgrow the results of previous associations and environment.
'Take Chase,' of Colorado, for instance,
he wlio as adjutant-general of the
state is doing so much for.tlie, peace
and welfare of the operators. 'His tutelage under the regime of Peabody,
Sherman Bell and others, -has left its
indellible impress on him. It was dur-
dng.those stirring days wihen Bell's
spurs jingled like sleigh bells on a
Not Necessary to Parboil
before frying or broiling.
They are given a mild
sugar cure and smoked
over hardwood fires.
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**QMix!!ty  Otis*  McMbt^y''
The Colorado
Strike Situation
41 Market Co.
■WALSENBUIIG, Colo., Nov. 22 —
Wvory dovlco known 'Lo a cunning and
docolvlng rolnd haa been resorted to
iln tho last weok In -the hope of deluding tho strikoi-H, Tho subsidized preoa
,1ms published fake letters, -alleged /to
havo boon written by tnombora of the
■organization, making all kinds of sinister ch-argos about thoso ln chargo of
affairs, hoping thoroby tlmt tho «trlk-
orn would loso confldoneo In tho officials and1 return -to work, No trick
hns boon too low, no charge has boon
itoo vile, for tho agents of Standard
Oil to resort to In tin effort to break
tho solid front of tho strikers, Tho
practices of Hlnky Dlnk'u hord podo
Into Inslgnltlcaivco boforo tito br-nscoti
off ron tory of tho poll-shod gentlemen
in chunro of -affairs for -t'ho Colorado
Fuel and Iron Co. and tho Victor-Am'
wlcwi Fuel Co. But nil of tho -Ingenuity In tho -sorvlc© of tho Wall Hlroot
IMiind-orbund hns boon In vuln and tho
iBtrlkors stand iw firm nnd dotormlnod
todny to havo tliolr logal rights natal),
llshod ns on iho dny thoy responded
to Uio strike oni or. Novor In tho history of tlio United Mino Workers of
America 'liflvo nven stood morn loyally
and courng-eoualy In defence of thc
organization nnd It's lofty principles.
ThoiT devotion to Uio wiutw- chnllongos
tho admiration of thu nation nnd
tuoirks them aa men worthy of ull the
wppont tlint 11, BympMhotlc peoplo cnn
glvo them.
Whon tho mllltln wns first put Into
iUiu Minke laold wo were told that they
U'i-j't« v-.i' likudi* UiiJ ituii.J iitu-t ttiu
strikers with Impartiality. A grwit'l
porcontwra of tho pdvntoa and « niim-'
.bor of thn official* «re In aymwithy
with otir movement, but General John
0. Chnse, the commflmdM". Is thi* wimo
(ImkwiI Cliflfto who sorvod -tlio Mine
Ownorn' Asuoelatlan and tho Citizens'
AIMnn-co »o vdllnntly during the dnys
of tho Infamous Peabody,
Tho latest move of this military .satrap Is Uio suspension of civil author*
Ity nnd tht* o*fttnbII»li*m«it of ix -rniirt
martini. This act of despotism fa by
no moans helping to pacify lhr» Indlg-
Wilon of tho .-striker*!, but, on the
contrary, I* nrouslng them to revolt,
The tlmo ha* pa»t. In -tho hlttory of
Industrlsl conflfAU In this stato for
dictates of despots of any description,
nnd If General Chase should attempt
to go through with his count martial,
lioll will tear loose In every corner of
tho state. Tho pooplo of Colorado have
revolted -against thu piracies of thb
Wall Street minions, nnd thoy swonr
hy all that is lioly that thoy wHl resist with all tho powers at thoir command any encroachments upon tliolr
IlbortlciB, ovon though thoy como from
a Qonoral Chaw,
The subsidised >pros» would hnvo
Uio -publlo boliovo thnt tho strlko Is
hopeless for the miners. Those mouth-
pieces of corporate groed ecllpno a
Muonchhaiiflcii ln tho nrt of lying ahd
will bring upon thomnolvoB Uio dis-
graco and contompt that perverts
justly merit.
All of t'ho capitiillHt -agviicles may
combine ngnilust the Btrllclng conl minors, hut 'thoy will bo holploss boforo
this Army of dotormlnod men, who nro
Making oil In -tliolr fight for Justice,
Unless nn onrly and satisfactory ad-
juntnienl of tho prosont strlko lit
bronchi about tho conflagration will
'spread to ovory qnnrtoi* of the state,
and porhnps tlio entire Wost, nnd tho
ooinbinntloiiH or wealth that lmvo ,ty>
ranlzod ovor tlio pooplo w.UI bo taught
a lesson which thoy will long roniom*
Tho 'rebellion iigiiinst political and
economic Injustice In In tho nseondoii'
<:y and will t ,i bo lmltod until tho
wnrlw»rn oro pormlttnd tn •itvor-Moo
•thoir Inherent rights.
'i'lin moro niifiiury impositions, tho
more -court martinis, tho more arrosts
of strlkors. the moro cau«<y will thp
strikers have for continuing this
Rtrugglp until t'ho banner of triumph
I flrvntt  nvrtr  nyttyy  pitnn  If   tlm  nirli.t*
zoiii'.---Adolpli dormer-in St, Louis La-
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frosty night that .a. militia-officer gave
expression to that classic iu -Colorado
literature, "To hell with 'the Constitution." IThose were the gladsome
days! Thugs and gunmen were recruited in*tlo *he mllltla, and courts
and -public 'alike were overridden by
these military satraps in Joyous abandon.
It was during this reign of Peabody
the First, and Soldier 'Bell th-at prisoners wero taken by force from the custody of a district judge and oartod off
to a "military" prison as ft matter of
military expediency. It was during
those days that General Chase was
given his first, "bath of fire," an-d the
heroic figures of Sherman Doll made
such *a ■ deep Impress on his -artistic
nature that'he would fain Imitate him.
So wo soo what Issued forth a' plain
under official of the governor's, burst
Into blomm as a military dictator, The
governor Buys thnt no strike breakers
shall bo Im'ported Into tho strike field.
"■Huei'la" Chase not. only countenances
this small fracture of the executive's
-orders, but obligingly lends a mllitln-
mnn's uniform lest tho striker'^ might
«oo, and havo just cause for coni-p-lalnl.
Tlio governor says that there will
bo no military court to try alleged
violations of t;ho law, ergo, the general signs n call for tho assembling
of -tho court to try tlio prisoners. "The
bravo gonernl safely ensconced In tho
automobile of the friendly coal opor-
ntors soos dally "causo for nlnrm" In
tlio.niovomeiits of tho strikers. It Is
kinpoaslblo for them to do might but
offend lilm. Ho wears his dignity llko
a largo nwintlo that It may bo iminhQd
nud glvo lilm cause for complaint. ITo
has the bombast of Dell wltnout his
hoiibo; IiIh contompl. of till civil ■pro-
coil uro without his courage, to put It
Into prneilcn, ( If hn could ho would
havo ovory strlko louder In military
jails, -Mis Ideas of justice aro as warped as the roof of nn Arknnwm cabin,
Whilo other mllltln offlcei'H hnvo won
tlio high regards of thn strikers hy
their cm I n nut fairness, he Iiiih merited
only -their contempt by Ills opon partisanship for tho side of King Ooal,
II<1! Is ii poor dlscrodlled political
hanger on ln Denver, all hut forgiven,
but in ClniHo his spirit, like, the soul
of John, Drown, "goon marching on,"
It ls the pvcKoncu of mich as ho who
havo caused tho mllltla lo ho viowud
with mich distrust. Iif Iiiih shown
hlmsolf tho tvlly of the corporations
In a struggle whoro ho was ordered to
prosoi'vo im Impartial position. Uo Is
olthor lnwiiioly partisan or criminally
corrupt.—Wyoming l^ilnor .lourival.
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"Benjamin Harrison was never regarded as a radical, but in 1888 he was
regarded as an improvement upon
Cleveland. After Harrison' had done'
nothing for four years, Cleveland was
believed'to be an improvement upon
Harrison. Four years moTe of Cleveland were enough to send him out of
office with the condemnation of everybody but the graffers in botl^ parties.
Business Tevived 'somewhat under
the presidency of: McKinley, but the
revival was not so much-due -to anything that McKinley did "as,it was to
the fact that the time had' come for
the pendulum to swing back from pan-
•ic to "prosperity." Nor did the revival
solve ithe -problem of -poverty. Not
so many men were denied the right
to work, but those who worked toil;
ed only for a-"full dinner pail." They
paid all they received to live poorly.
Only their employers fared wonderfully well. For them there was real
-Which brings us to Mr. Roosevelt
and his -Progressive Party.        . .
■M-r. Roosevelt was the 'first President of that type that is now regarded as "radical." He held office seven
years and a half. He had a "perfectly
corking time." He did -business with
all the bosses, including Hanna, Quay,
Cannon, Payne, Aldrich and a'host of
others, but we have his word for it
that his intentions were good. Maybe
they were. For the sake of argument, let it be granted that they were.
Let it be conceded ,-that he believed
the things he did would enable the
average man to earn a living more
certainly and more easily. Still, is
it not a fact that the things he d'ld
failed to accomplish what he expected
■tliey would?
0Is It not a fact that it is today more
difficult for most persons to1 make a
living than it was when .Mr. Roosevelt became 'President?
Is not the cost of living vastly
Are not more millions of men out
or work? -.
Is there not greater uncertainty
With regard to continuity of employment?
Are not more men, women and children living upon the hunger- line, or
close,to it?
Each of these questions must be an-
Bwered In the affirmative.   Mr. Roose-t
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arrangement for n mnn nml his wife, an the wile mny depoult
or withdraw rnuiwy In the abft'enca of her husband and the
Imxbnml may nt the unmet time operate the -account »• If It
worn in Iim pnr»orml nume only. »io.
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volt,,himself, voild not dare, even if
lie were 'so inclined, to answer them
in the negative. The fads are notor-'
ious and -scandalous, because 'poverty,
in this rich"country, is unnecessary.
Yet, Mr. -Roosevelt is not-wholly to
blame. -He' is only partly to blame.
Mr. -Roosevelt is not the government
As part of the government, Mr. Roosevelt advocated ' measures, some of
which were enacted into law, that he
-believed would do,good. Subsequent
events have proved that lie was in error. The measures that he believed
would help have not helped. If they
had helped, times would be better
than they were, instead of worse.    °
Therefore, we are brought face to
face' with these questions:
"If-Mr. Roosevelt, during seven and
one-half yeaTS in the White House,
could -do nothing to make the conditions of the average mail's life easier,
how long should we have to elect him
■President in order to" give him time to
do something worth while?
"lf„we were to elect -him for life, are
you sure that the rest of his lifetime
would be long enough?
"Ih any case, the you prepared to
wait so long tp.be helped?"
Mr. Roosevelt's friends, following
this thought, reply that he is not the
same man that he was when he left
the White House; that he has grown
with vision enlarged.
'No, he is not the same man. The
American people have forced him into the advocacy of some things. They
have -forced1 even- some Socialist measures' upon him. The, initiative, .the referendum and the recall are Socialist
measures: For a good many years Mr.
Roosevelt tried . to ■ damn them- with
faint praise combined' with a medley
of -doubts arid "strangling provisos.
But after these measures, in one winter, fought their way into every state
capltol west of the Mississipi, as well
as into some of the state capitals of
the East, -Mr. - Roosevelt saw a great
light.   Then he came in favor of them.
When Mr, Roosevelt was President
he had nothing to say., against. the
courts. He -criticised individual judges, as he criticised Judge Anderson of
Indianapolis, whom he called:."a damned jack-ass and a crook." But Judge
-Anderson-, ,be it remembered, had just
decided' against Mr. Roosevelt to the
libel suit that he brought against
several- newspapers because, of- arti-f
cles reflecting upon, the pant played
by himself and others in. the acquisition bf the Panama Canal sproperty.
Now. Mr. Roosevelt,is' -convinced
that our judicial system, is in .need of
reform. In searching this opinion-,
however, he is' somewhat late. The
courts are tao--.longer- popular. . The
people have not yet begun to strike at
them, butthey-are watching them out
of the corners of their eyes.' • Mt.
Roosevelt senses the situation and
■responds with a proposition to give
the people the right to Tecal'l the di-
cisions of state courts. He says nothing about giving the people the right
to recall the decisions of the United
States Supreme Court, though he must
know that this court is the--chief judicial offender.. Yet we are asked to
■believe that Mr. Roosevelt in "belatedly joining the fight'against tlie tyrannical power of the courts, is but giving proof of the greatness to which he
has grown and the Increased fearlessness with which he fights.
Tho women of the country have
forced IMr. Roosevelt -Into the advocacy of woman suffrage. Mr, Roosevelt used to "say that Mrs. Roosevelt
■was "only lukewarm" toward woman
suffrage; and that his interest in it
was the same.- After the' women- of
California gained -the .ballot, and Mr.
Roosevelt again .became a candidate
for the presidency, he -changed from
"lukewarm" to very hot, 'From that
moment woman suffrage became not
only a .-right,- -but a necessity. ,Of
course, the fact that, women vote, in
several western states that he hoped
to carry had no part whatever in
changing his opinion. .Mr. Roosevelt
'is -not thalt kind of a man.
Mr. Roosevelt's 1912 platform-—or
"contract with the people," as he calls
'it—bristles with new devices and new-
plans for ,the public good. Some of
Mr. Roosevelt's plans would probably
help a little—-provided he could get'a
Congress that would put them into
effect and courts that would declare
them constitutional. Mr. Lincoln probably could have helped .the black
slaves a little if he had made it a legal obligation upon slave owners t)o
ptnovlde each negro, semi-annually,
with a red necktie and a paste diamond. . IMr., Lincoln might have gone
even j further and provided that each
negro should he supplied, during the
water-melon season, with all the melon's he could eat. Instead, he wrote
the Emancipation Proclamation.
num ori.ite stock, all wrung from the
unfortunate subjects of.Diaz'. -'So ex;'
acting -became .'the' greedy,'-Standard
Oil that Diaz granted a* concession to,
the Pearson"'oil syndicate of England.
Then began the. war.- , >' '• ' .--■;. ,-
■" -Before a United-States senate committee.1 last January-a -Mexican,state
official testified that?Francisco .Ma-
dero made' arrangement's".' witli, the
Standard- Oil'company under which he
was to grant oancessiohs to the American syndicate" that, would -. kill ".the
competition,.of -the, English:'corporation. This is,Ihe" true inwardness;of
the' war in' Mexico."".' These' two' rival
captains of industry took' ad vantage ot
the spirlt-of rebellion that prevailed
throughout the country "and* used the
enslaved peons as the fighting pawns
In the great'war for-oil. /These faots,
wliich aire Jamlliar to Appeal readers,
are now .becoming to be recognized
by the capitalist press.- '
Diaz was the official representative
of the, English oil syndicate. He was
succeeded by Madero, who favored
the Standard. Madero was assassinated by Huerta, who ls Pearson's man.
Carranza, the leader of the constitutionalists, is being backed by the financiers of the United States, who are
supplying him with money-with which
to .buy arms. The indications are now
that the United'States will raise the
embargo on the shipment of arms and
ammunition into Mexico. This will
give the Standard Oil the upper hand
What an unhappy condition! The
natural resources and- wealth of Mexico, which should be the means of
making the poor of that nation happy
and prosperous, are hung up as^prizes
•to be fought for by capitalists- who
have no interest in the Mexican people. If the .Mexican.people had brains
enough to take over and- operate the
great oil■■ Industries,'therei would'he
no prizes for foreign capitalists to
fight foi^-hence there would be no
war.—'Appeal to Reason.. *■
I t,T». 1
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Unions Demand Ammons Recall
The developments or the.past few
days*are convincing proof,'that the
union men of Colorado, will require
something more from tlieir chief executive than well -worded promises, of
■neutrality on the part' of the militia.'
Notwithstanding 'tlie governor has
been repeatedly notified of the fact
taat General Chase waa open ln his
favoritism to the -coail -companies and
was doing all he eould to help them
secure strike breakers, beliOvlng iln
his loyalty (he governor refused to
act, As the strike lengthens, and the
abuses of the strikers' rights continue,
oven the .most ardont friend of Ammons is forced to concede that he Ib
■being advised poorly In Ills relations
with the miners. Demands have iboon
made by various labor bodies for tlio
■removal of Adjutant-General Chuse,
which are -the result of IiIb (Jccldodly
unfair attitude toward Hie itrlltors.
Evidence has been submitted thnt lie
hns loaned iho uniforms of tho stato
mllltla for t'ho purpose ot taking Imported strlko breakers into the coal
mines, tho uniforms bolng returned to
bi) UKuIn used lu the samo truffle,
Tho 'Strikers hnvo found many of
tho mllltla *6 be'rually Impartial, including , Borne of tho offlclnlft, but
Cliaso Is not numbered among theso.
Tho Rtato convontlon of the llrotlior-
hood of Locomotlvo Piromen ami Kn-
glnomcnt at Trinidad, last wcolc, by n
mmntmoiiH roHOlutlon domnmleil tlio
•recall ot Govornor Ammons. This was
Buivplomttntod last Sundny iby the
Trade* A-saembly of that oity pmssliiK
a similar resolution. Thoso aro
prompted by the rofutml of tho executive to enforce tlio mllltla command-
ant to maintain nn attitude of strict
im-parUnllty. Thero nro eomo who
think tho notion of tho unions on this
score «h premature, and -that -Wio kov-
orrvor should lmvo boon »lv«n tlmo to
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FERNIB t i B. C.
work out his plans for mediation, before being so roughly handled,- but
wben.men are being subjacted, to. arbitrary -military dictatorship tbey are
not apt to look 'Into the ethics of 'their
.Regardless of.fihe outcome of present plans for mediation, the ffovornor
lias shown a lack of comprehension, of
tlie 'merits of the struggle, as well as
an Inability to hold ln -chock those to
whom ho lias delegated power that
will mnrk him as a failure, in an executive capacity. There ls every dndl-
cation that if allowed to run bin
course, Chaso would again "Peabody-
izo" tho militia by filling Its tanks
wtlh all tho mine guards and thuge
and ■turn It. completely over to tho
conl operators, It wae dils procedure
which placed a stigma against the
name of Colorado that time alone can
erase. The -Huerfano County Democratic club have eont a communication to the governor citing specific
instances: of Chase's violation of tho
oxocutlvo ordor against tho importation of Rtrlke-brenkora, nnd deminml-
ing that the governor enforce his orders, This coming from -a political
source mny havo moro weight than a
protest from moro unions. The math-
ods ihnt lmvo boon Invoked to break
up tho titrlke, aro the «ame ones in
iiho during tho I'nabody roglmo, Whilo
Amnions IbhikxI inetructloiiR to tlio
military authorities, that if eboyed
would have reaulted in good to tho
strikers, or at most would Iimo cans-
(id them 'little troublo, -theso nulght
lmvo woll not boen Ustiod, as thoy
have romnlned a dead loiter no fnr
ns their observance la concernod.
Tho sum total of the numborlnBH efforts to offoot a settlement ef the
etriiKKle, hns been -the gaining of the
con-sent of the operators to.moet with
tx commlttoo of .the striking minors,
the poraotmel to be «n,tlsfnet0ry to
them. That .tho' Mine Workers have
aeemlod to a proposal so utterly unfair
aliowa a keen desire to do ell Itv their
power to bridge -the chasm. No say
was given tito mlneni m to who won
to conetltute the operators' -eommlt*
too, nor hnvo they Insisted on this
rlglit, evon though It is almost a fore<
gono conclusion that iho member*
will lm m-Mi whrt nro unniUomMv tvo-
posod to any fair plan of soWlement.
-buet-^ury oi Utbor VV iUiu.ni li, Wii-son,
himself a minor, has agreed te remain
In nn effort to help Achieve n settle-
flftvornl of the prominent labor men
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lean JVdcratlon convention at 8eaUle
havo arnuiRed to stop over In Denver
and Colorado, to Inform themselves at
first hand of the conditions in tho
"Mtilo West Virginia of tho West."
The action taken by that body hat do.
movvttn1t*tl th'if. Hhcr, n.tt.fon vrUl**, 1ft
back of tho striking coal miner. Hi
their flirtrt for lu*M<v». TTnlras th« eo-
■Mrmors nrrfft to iho TerognHion. of
the rnlt<-.l Mine Workers of Am-erle*
the nr:.: must go on. The afae-f*
dare ti»! nlvo in. for If tbe operator,
an* allow*.,! to again hoist their banner of TiAihorr and (bagger? ww the
mfninr .-rtnipn of t&o rt*te. hope wllf
todee.11* d«*d..  President White, for-
mer President Mitchell and Secretary
Greene of tlie mine workers' organization, together with President Gompers
of the Federation, are in Colorado assisting In every way possible to bring
tho strike to a successful conclusion.
■—(Wyoming Labor Journal. '
Without a fixed place no abode,
homeless and without a regular placo
ot address; without ties of kindred or
property interests to associate her
name with any particular spot in all
the wilde world, there is one humblo
filBuro in -America today who can too
located on three days' notico by any
one who follows the dally dispatches
reUating to the struggles of organized
lnbor ns printed in the nowspapors,
ThlB humble yot distinguished figure
has not ovon the distinction of a
Christian name known to one ln a
hundred who'havo met hor, She-is
not young and sho Is not beautiful In
porson as ordinarily judged. Her raiment Is of tho plainest, -cheapest nnd
most conventional In voguo among
.thoso of tho poorest class. She has
no regular funds to cover tho expense
of travel and sho hns no prose -agent
to hornld Hor going and her coming,
nut as surely as tho trains run nnd
the ordinary ways of travel aro open
you cnn find 'Mother Joiiob,
Wlw»rn labor Is hnrdest pressed;
whoro hunger, pestilence and death
stalk most openly about <tho homos of
tho -strikers; whore the sick aro to bo
nursed and tho dying comforted;
whore mlsHllon of death menaco life
and tho heat nnd rage of passion vox
tho souls of tho workers, .there Ib Mother Jones.
■Last summer Mother Jones wan in
Jnll In Wost Virginia. Not becauso
she had done anything wrong but because she could do less good for the
miners when ah* was looked up In
Jail, Att*f>r,, tho settlement , of the
Pain* Creek strike came the strike at
■Calumet, Mloh. The mllltla m% not
on the ground nay sooner than was
Mothor Jonutii, Ijaat week the impend
had much to any of the strike situation in Colorado, A telegram to Mother Jones at Trinidad ton days ago
ougnt to have oeen  delivered  the
JXl'JU Huy li   IliiU hi.-'.'.,     livi- iMJti.  -x*A
dress will bo wlioro the next big strike
etory breaks. God bless Mother Jones.
—•Labor Journal.
The -Socialist can- win in this country only when the -majority of the people are in the failure class.—Manufacturers' News, Chicago, 111.
According to the 'Information furnished by the commercial- agencies 95
per cent of those wbo embark in business enterprises fail. If the reasoning
of the editor of the Manufacturers'
'News is correct, then we ought to be
pretty well along towards tbe Socialist
goal. iBut there is something besides
"failure" needed' before we can hope
to establish the Co-operative Commonwealth. And that, something is .education. Ignorance today stands in the
way of a realization of Socialist hopes
and -aspirations.
It is true that after a man has failed
in business he sometimes turns his attention to a study of the causes that
brought atfout his failure. When he
■dnea this, he is most likely to land in
the Se-cialist camp.
enthusiastic advocates of Socialism in
the United States today are men who
have made conspicuous success in business. -But these recruits from the
strictly business world to our ranks
are, after all, of small -Importance, except Insofar as they are able to ciaime
the political oplnlo'ns of the workers.
The-working class alone cam '.bring
about the change in -society necessary
before Socialism can come.
As the Juggernaut of business requires many victims and as these victim's find themselves in the - rank's of
those who work, their previous experience and brief taste of the Joys of good
living make them vigorous agitators
against the existing order.
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We have In- our possession a prescription-for nervous debility, lack of
vigor, -weakened manhood, falling memory and lame back, brought on by .excesses, unnatural drains, or the follies
of youth, that has cured bo many worn
and  nervous men  right, ln their own
of youth, that has cured so many worn
and  nervous men  right, in their  	
homes—without, any additional help or
medicine—that we think every man
who wishes to regain his manly-power
and virility, quickly and quietly, should
have a copy. So we have determined to
send a copy of the prescription free of
charge, in a plain, ordinary sealed envelope to any ma'n who will write ub
forjt   ■           _X X ^.   _-__,_
siclan who has made a special study of
men,, and we are convinced it is the
surest-acting combination for the cure
of deficient manhood and vigor failure
ever put togother.
We think we owe' lt to our fellow
man to send them a copy ln confidence
so that any man anywhere who is weak '
and discouraged with repeated failures '
may stop drugging himself with harmful patent medicines; secure what we
believe ls the quickest-acting restorative, upbuilding. SPOT-TOUCHING remedy ever devised, and so euro himself at
home quietly and quickly. Just drop us
a line like this: Interstate Remedy Co..
4907 Luck Building, Detroit, Mich., and
wo will send you a copy of this splendid recipe in a plain ordinary envelop*
free of charge. A great many doctors
would charge $3.00, to |5.00 for merely
writing out a prescription-like this—
but we send it entirely free.
In Wet Weather
Doctor's Special
Union Made
Fernie's  Exclusive   Shoe   Store
The Ferule Shoe Specialist*
inc unr.«i vtAn ur Oil
Mexico produce**] more oil last year
than any country in the world, with
the exception of United State* and
fluraia. A dozen yetrs ago the ell de-
r*v»fti» «f Sfi»rfrr> nwrt nn<lhr.tivf!r*!.1
The Standard Oil company enjoyed in
that enhennv ?minirv «n 0-trinn.v***
menejtoly of unpplying the rHInert 5>to-
doctt of petroleum to the Mexican
jM»j>i*, which waa *hjj>i*d to Mexic*
-from Oklahoma ftolda. It (a a m&tUr
of general knowledge fn financial elr-
«J*«* thst the Wal-era-lt-wc* company,
n 8tnnAt*n/1 nnhofttturr irhf<!h op'!raf05
In Mexico, paid SOO per cent per aa-
Choicest Wines, Spirits, Beer &nd
-Place your order for Ubrtatmaa early and avoid delay and dUappolat-
ment, Kcc Attd bottle Deer, the Fanoua Fort-m««!e Brer,
Vsil0iC6  ITcSii  <urrOC6ri6S
Pure Olive Oil
Baker Ave      •       Fernie, B. C
Opposite thc C.P.R. Tracks
^——■■-■-*■'* --■    . ■ •* p*
#eze>s of District
CORBIN  NOTES-(Coutinued):.
Beware of
Sold on the
Merits of
You're always welcome here
Clean Rooms, Best of
Food and every
Fernie-Fort Steele
Brewing Co., Ltd.
Beer ■ ..."
Bottled Goods a Specialty
P. Garosella
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
DryCoods, Grpceris, Boots and Shoes
if   « o •
..,  Gents' Furnishings
: Wholesale Dealers in
Large Airy Rooms &
Good Board
Ross & Mackay ?!»
Mail Orders receive
prompt attention
A. McDougall, Mgi
Manufacturers of and Dealers in all kinds of Rough
and Dressed Lumber
Send us your orders
'tmf**JlBa* ,Gre®»y. Mas A Parsois
&* SS ,Alex^dra ,ore .visiting
■friends up here, '      ..o    '..., ~7
Tbe Oddfellows gave 1 dear anaiial
: dance on Monday last.-, Quite a'lot of
mvHat.onSWereSent.out an-d-eve:?
3 tt "a ^ timfe' wMeh .lasted
-until -the wee «na' -hours of the morn-
- Mr. Jasper Moses 'has .taken' a visit
to Spokane.
There was a free dance given "on
Wednesday (njgh't in the Club Hall by
the Corbm musicians.
-Corbin is quiet as far'as work' is
concerned, as No. 4 mine is closed for
an in-definite period.
■ The wife of Wm. Walker arrived in
town on .Monday from Vancouver.'
They are staying -in the house .lately
vacated.by Thomas Ball.1
Save your headings and get one' of
the big prizes offerred.
We are sorry to say that David
Brown, pit -boss of No. 3 mine, is laid
HP with pleurisy. AVe hope for a quick
We aro glad to see our old doctor.
Mr. Gladwin; back in our midst. ■ He
started on his new contract Dec  l
Mr. Hubbard along with Mr. Moses
returned from-Elko with a ftae'de«r
'Miss -Moore is visiting her parents
in Cranbrook, B. C.
W© must thank .Mr. Jack Johnson
and Mr. Roberts for their kindness
towards,-the smoker which is f0r a
good cause!
The mines are cworldng steady at
•ooalhurst ithese days with'.plenty of
railway cars to keep things going, and
the output keeping up around the
eight hundred ton _nark.N .
Quite a lot of men are .being hired-
and several old timers have drifted
back into camp for the winter.   The
town of.,,Coalhurst is  populated  as
never before.    The one big trouble
seems to be to get a hoarding house
Several  married men  have  been in-
ramp some time and are unable to
rent a house to move in their families
causing great, inconvenience to these
Pred Gullett returned to Coalhurst
and is working at bis former occupa-
tion in .the mine., He intends -moving
m camp again as isoon" as he can sol
a house.,      ■    , .   "    ' >. ■
William ,Clkpha'm returned from the
Old Country after spending a-few
months' vacation. He reports having
a good time/ but prefers to live on the
prairie. We welcome you back-again,
Willy, but, the question 1s, What did
you do 'with the wife? •   ' ,<
Air. Check-off Man resumed his reg-
ular duties again bn Monday after ho.
ing off a month on' the sick'list    He
PAGE ELEVEN"V - '.Jj > 4-V
To prevent disease
resist disease germs
^-SH^^^'fe-*^ Whi<* P—nt *, growth of
■the body strong to resisFgeSS Pamfil% and more "^ * makine
Oil Emulsion
(With Hypophosphites)
syste. into a proper healthy cindiS"S&^S^S^   "
nerves, nourishes the blood, puts the entire
Full supply of following
fop an appetizing meal to
choose from.
Beef, Pork, Mutton
Poultry, Butter
and Eggs
Try our Cambridge Saui-
•get for tomorrow'a breakfast.
Calgary Cattle Co,
Phont 50 Wood Street
Livery, Feed;
and Sail Sillies j
First clan Horses for Sale.    I
Buys Homes on Commlslon    |
George Barton    Phone 78 j
A "Ledger" adv. la an
List of Locals District 18
N°' NMm ««. Md P. 0. Address "
3 5==3b£EB5=*--
lasy SSSSr*:::: i^t> <******% coimu. aul
tin 'SSsaSlT: j't'SfSiS!1^ ^ D,*mond c,t* *<*•
33,«   vtnio  iu    Thornljlll, Diamond City, -Lethbrldie.
„J5   JJJl £">»• Uphill, rornla, B. 0. *
94M  Ef.'; Bj« Morgan. Frank. Alta.
uli &££ """ "J"S l""- B«" '•• «■*. ™>«, Altt.
found quite a harvest of strange faces
awaitingr.hlB pleasure. The new ones
evidently thought there was no un'on
in Coalhurst, but we are pleased to
know .none of them .bucked his worship with 'the slip, and- enrolled right
away. That's right, -boys, get In while
the assessment is on- and don't be
The fence that has been' recently
erected-around the sWift has caused-'
quite a difference In-the crow-ding In
tbe morning, and-is just what was
needed long ago.
nonild <McNab -secured a! Job with'
the company and is now working Jn
the mine. iHe says lie is- glad to get
away from the busy lifo "of tho city
just now but -lie may return after the
hot stuff is done flying and all tlie*
clmmlssloners have secured the.'r
Jobs. May .be Donald Jieard Coalhurst
was looking for a mnvor,
Tho concert tlmt was got up to
swell tho Xmas cheer on the Island
proved a euccess in every way. Tho
exact amount that was cleared is not
known yet owing to tickets being sold
by out of town people, but something
like $175 was cleared, so together with
the OHBOssmont of twonty-flvo cents
per -member that was voted through
tlio union, thoro will be quite a little
help from a small camp llko Coalhurst
Groat praiso la duo all who asslstod
to jnako this concort and dance a mc
cc8». Noxt wook tho oxact amount
cleared will bo roportod in the Led-
Wo nro torry to loarn that John
Henderson, tho driver who was hurt
some two months ago, Is not malting
very good progress. Ho is now bolng
il«mwW by Dr. McXally at tho Unit
hospital ai Lothbrldgo, uiul wo liopo
tho chango from Diamond -City to
Jyothbrlduo will bo favorable to him
ami that bottor -progress will bo mado.
Ifltichlo .McMillan Is away on n vacation. .Wo bollevo ho Is gono up
North looking for nn oJl woll or a
homoBtonil. Success, Louehle; wo
hopo you strike oil.
Danny    McMillan    wag    visiting
frlonciB in Conlliurst tills wook.   Dnu.
ny nyports gooil times on tho flyor.
If you wnnt to Hpond ix dollnr woll
this **«;k wi<]( buy a uefcot for tho
chicken auppor for thlrtytflvo conts
and wiih Uii> bxlancA a padlock for
your hon coop.   H'a no cood sanding
ror tho mountles after your rooslor
Is gono llko tho follow In Wlgan did.
Tommy Halo  pulled  out  for tho
mountain* laat, weeK.    H0 says ho
•didn't savvy tho bono -ronl.
Every person riot in perfect health has incipient germs
of some distressing ailment in his onher system.
Lold weather, over-work, Excesses of any kind are
SS it ?¥ *b°Ut jUSt the conditions ""der whSh
those latent disease germs will get the upper hand and
put you on your back "down sick." P ' ***
You who are run-down, tired-out, nervous—
:Jon?%/Wi-Ugh n0t Sick en0Ugh to e-e up, stlU
'   T^tXh0 are lPP* entIy wel1' and want ^ *t°y well- •
Take home a bottle of Rexall Olive Oil Emulsion today, and use it as a means to ga well and h^wl
■tonic VC   °a   Emulsi0n is a real nerve-food
-,;> ;this it is different from most other W;i^
ng more te temporary stimulate you, leaving you in
a worse condition than before or, hayuig foodh!3fi2^tS
Sold in this community only at
SeemdUon^aSantt° ^ '*« ^y P«*le «rt keep
HvSSSlL^r °il Emu?sion is Peasant to take. The
Hypophosphites it contains tone the nerves. The pure
h» °'i n°urishes both nerves and blood.
Rexall Olive Oil Emulsion strengthens you, puts snap
fee? S!r^ t^7 ^ y-0UT System-   » makes ^S
v0tb^Lf±^?ngen   * "^ves ^ur digestionLd
your bowel action.    ,
dJUontaim no alcohol nor any dangerous or habit forming
do S/tlS^f i** t0A bljUSt as rePresented above-to
do aU that is.daimed above-to satisfy you faf-every
T—EuuOru.for-fail, twofWMks *TreSiiSmr$T.06:    ,        ~
-SoldpnlyatTheRexaUStores-the World's greatest
SS 2227a0d *™* With a ful1 guaranJilflom-
plete satisfaction, or your money back. ■ ,
§f___M   means "Kin
♦  UlUvJ.V» i--t-.mil Union timn +
iAt tho reimtar mooting the quostlon
of -the examination of both No, 3 «tul
Vft        r      V*^*!***, r r.       ,,. ,*
■    i      it-t  ., ■a'-.wi.Mi'a   l..   iMttiti
Imih, alitor which ii motion ires passed to appoint two men to ro round
and examine all workings, «tc.. a* par
Ooal Mlnaa Aa, nro. WAIteiaw and
8ec. Mooro waro elected to ro. The
••crelary dr»w tha attention of the
memlwra to fh» ni*t.Mtv of othce Lo.
cal» in tlw, D^rt ,n wtt|nf up ^
ciAla or tntHt*Tl*lnm*»i-* in onfer tc
nit* a Chrlsfmi* fund for tlie efoJMren
on Vanooarcr Island.
■»»■»<!* tit ih» *x«'atj»e t<1, ttrrttnttt a
%Z7? ,?"* rfl,""! f,Jr Om. a. U U.tt.
era nail.
•Applicants for t'ho week wore 15;
applicants received and obligated. ,
On Thursday of last week tho secre-
tary notified the management that
Bros. WUiitelaw and .Mooro had been
appointed -by tho members of- Local
574 and that tliey would Bturt their in.
s'poction on Friday morning witli the
morning ulilft ut No. G mine. On ar-
riving tit tho pit bottom tho under
manager and pit boss being handed u
duplicitte-reopy of the notification for-
warded lo Uio superintendent, thoy
put tho Question If the secretary was
a qualified person to examine tho mine
according -to tho Conl .Minos Act, as
according to clause 90 of tho a^.t -they
thought ho was not, Thoy claimed
that the one won), working minor, disqualified him, as ho -had not beon
working In the mines for nearly two
years. Taking it from this definition,
the net ls practically the pcme. Insofar
as the men aro concerned, as bofore
It was amended. A apodal mooting
was called for Sunday nftornoon to
consider litis matter, when It waB
■deckled loloavo It In tho haiidH of the
Distriot Executive to namo two men
of tho -District to carry out this work,
with tho approval of Local !>74,
John Wull-eto, n louder In No. 0
mino, Iuul his right hand dislocated at
tho wrist by <i piece of draw slnto falling on It whilo In Uie net of putting a
largo ploco of coal in his car.
Two drivers and n trapper boy woro
ullglitly injured Frlduy lost by Jamming of cars, The drivers woro able
to work on Alonduy, but thn trapper
in still unable to work.
Tho wholosalo firms, nt lonst some
of them, seem lo bo an aro of the fact
that thn Co-operative Store Is the
btore ol tho people, its nn entirely
now California fruit firm are giving
a demonstrative tublit of their line of
goods nud a young lady is In atlond-
tint'o for two weeks. This i» their first
appearaneo In thia city. The festive
"""« «•* tnmnfiiM is already appur-
nwoBfinry to engngi> anothor -rU-rlc to
cope with tho extra business u«u.»)lv
attributable to this festive senann.
Tho wife of Karl Theodovltch, tn-
ttrns-tioiial -Or*»n(r*r, hfti no for ro.
vovonm inin Bhr hub taken home
from hospital on Tuesday. u« Intends
going to Halirax direct!) she has suf-
flclontly rwovcrcd lo look after the
house, to viato hit #Tde»t hoy, who la
i mote. In an Institution there for
education, tt It claims for this In-
tlltatlitn Ihnt nfu-r tx time they can
teaeh him fo speak. Wo hopi*» their
-.UUu uu» Ut* \i,i*i,\in-,[ in ihu cttto
tho hall was built," there -was only
one dwelling house, -but. now lt Is
becoming one of the most populated
parts of the city.
Dr. Galbralth Is opening a class' for
first, aid pupils lit .Minors' Hall, Friday, Doc, 5, and It Is to bo hoped that
a good number,tuho nn Interest In this
work, as a minor never knows whon
his services may be required in the
♦       BEAVER MINES NOTES       ♦
Owing to tho mino being idle, -thero
has boon no mooting of tlio Local for
tho past two Sundays. At the last
meeting, whdeh whs lu-ld on Nov. Hi,
it was agreed lo roiluco„ull running ex-
pcuB-os by -half, Including rent nnd offlcors' salaries and ns this was agreed
to by the hall proprietors, wo1 hopo to
keep tho I^ocal Intant until u'n-'k In n>-
oumod. It was further agreed that
Instead of mooting weekly, two meet.
Ings, per month be hold and tlmt thoy
bo convened on tho first und third
Sundays In each month, viz,, tlio Sunday following ouch pay day.
Thoro Is nothing fresh to roport In
connection with the mine except thnt
the management have no intention
of closing tight and thnt groat hope*
are entertained of regular work being
resumed In tho courso of a week or
Tom Uroadhnrsl, who iff, hoio for
Kipp -over n month ngo. roliirnwl to
tho coinp last week nnd. rinding noth-l
lag doing, started to work for Jack!
Hwldy on lil* ranch,   Tom had an nd-1 T
venturn towards thn i-nd of last wtidt  ?
which might hav** been nt>rloarn, Whilst
engage In filling u loud of coal from
Ihe dump bond nt. N'o. 2 mine for his
omploynr. someone rir<-d a rifle ahot.
tlllll It in  x*IIr,«Tn,*|  •■!..-,,   )1,,   1 ,,-11    i
over tha hors^n* twi*
struotions from Sir. H, Graham, Beaver Mines', -to claim from your union
tho sum of ?00.00 for livery, and to
gnnrtsheo tho .money coming to you
next 'pay day from Uie coal company
if this amount is not immediately paid.
Let me hear from you lmmedl-otoly,
and obllgo, yours truly, L.D. Method."
The $05.00 claimed by Mr. Graham for
livery is part of tho funeral exponsos
In connection with tho hurlal of Pat-
rlclc Kyan and tlio shipping lo Nova
Scotia of the body of Allen ..McDonald,
who  woro killed   whilst  working  In
tho samo room, No. 2 mino, horo last
April.    The lawyer's letter was Tor-
warded to our solicitors by tho next
mall from h<>re,,but its receipt hns not
boon acknowledged yet.   Finding thnt
Mr. Graham and tho undertaker were
likely to tako action to recover Iholr
accounts, tho Local ipasscd a resolution Instructing the secretary to write
Messrs. J>lmor & McLcllnnd for In-
formation In connection with the com-
PiuvaUou dm: for burial expoum-ii of
the -brothers named, as thoro were no
dependents lu either enso.   The fwre-
tary wrote as Iwuruotod on Nov. 14,
hut lip to dnto received no reply.
Our (ilt Iiosk and the three flro boss-
es havo been very busy ror tho past
r<>w weeks timbering nml getting tho
mine lu good shape for an early start.
The proprietors of the INonoer I'lc-
turn Hall hnvo decided to show their
pictures In fuiiire on Wednesday and
Hnturday evenings Instead of Tuesday
and Friday -ovmilnuH, uh thev had beon
doing previously.
Ah next Hundtty will he'Uie world's I whleh
IHbl.* Sundny, tlm Kev. Mr. I»hllp will
glvo his •ongregntloii his cnlMirnied
-   ,   491,, „MU   < iil'ltcj
Thl« wlflwled ' t'erftil    V
tn** liitilv the Won-
tunntely Jack McKay headed them off      |{flV.   Mr.   Philp „„*<,  Mt  i«p«Uar
therow.donWdbr.kawinb^Ladin.Sl^^^^^ "f.^,"?,r m "«< Sftc ««h: ««.
Tho ntinfrt urn having ma»y TWlorf tov matron
th la we#k .. .«,« of iho ,lr!C «b1,. « ^.f "aT, J,S
text* and Mh.-» nro aU Intwafod In    .Tho foUow
tico and,
ond of the
Jnred nt tho top of the kink near Jot»      The Interior of ih,
Muaritali's  t»mt   without  doing  any  rented
wor«* for
of riri««.
' Atmt-tt
dulged in till the wee sma' hours of
che morning, everybody voting having
bad a good,time..
Tliis en imp has certainly added Its
quota to tho Christmas visitors to the
homeland, as-thls week lias aeon a fur
ther exodus, -tlio, following leaving
(simp for England and Scotland ro-
spoctlvoly: ,.\lr. and Mrs. Ed. Fostor
and family for Laiicn-slilro: llichard
Iiartloy for Lancashire: Tom Armstrong and Jock Lindsay for the Innd
of-the thistle, Wo wish them a pleas-
ant nnd enjoyablo holiday,
Mr. George Harrison, brother of liio
lato J, Harrison, desiros to express Ills
sincere thanks to the residents of tho
eamp for thoir many oxprosslona of
sympathy extended to lilm during IiIh
recent Bad trouble, especially to Mr.
and Mrs. Joyce, with whom' tho do-
ceased lived.
Throe of* our local nlmrods, .llm
Y<ucs, Iko Cnrtmoll nnd Pete Dawson,
returned from a hunting trip in Oliion
and vicinity, bringing back two fine
tipeclmona of deer n» a rosult or their
Frank Llcker, an old tinier of tlila
cnrnn, hna left for rields and paaturoa
Jiew, but will return In the sweot subsequent, maybe,
Whilst following his employment
and erecting timber In No, 1 South
mlno on Saturday night last, lAlward
McOarty received n fractured polvln
rnuBod by tho tlmlxT falling back on
him, ll« wim conveyed to honpltnl nf-
«•!' ncelvlnv; allentlon hj Or. Workmen.
Onr locnl tousorlnl nrllm hmi octti-
«lon to think thnt sleigh wdJng In
this eamp wis rather an expensive
pastime, ns, on Sunday Inst, after a
few frlpfi on the "boh" lie dlseovorod
the loss of hl» gold wuirh and rob,
wro not found till UVdnesdiiy
evening.   All'* well that ends well.
VnMni*  for  flirt   »m.i..( i        ,   .  .
national okvtlnn of offleor-s wttl'VX
pmew hi ihu lilub Hnll on Tuosilny next
btitw.-vn Hi,* houra of |0 a.m. „n,| 6,30
Ften't forget the gran-1 coiicorl In Uio
Oltih   Unit   on   the   r»vr->n1;ia   of   T)m
ie "\     ,,„*9n   lt I    .
' -I" At   IAt<|\k
fMub Hull pre.
ending room an.I fre« library Jus. ,.**. mMM» M g n.m, Como (l„rIy Bn(J-  -^
tho rtmh.   Dot>r open 7,30 p.m.
One Is reminded of the n«ir ap-
at*. *. »!«.«■ voto o« th. -ii.-; r^onrtr^r; .1: ,!,;:::s ««rs xs™^.™ ...?_<?*** \ ^»« - ~«. »*«*
.     „ .  *lS>III*ttl|. .   .rm,,,,- M
bBIWsih:,t»W»e4lM.f»|„,or»tt*!rh-l«,»afMr»m!    .Vntmy   Hunt*r   t.   bwk   ,a   c&m
brjfmm   VnViisp.     Phased  to »w you
■net.irv   I.ixt; fllle.1 th« dutkw of flrw.- vxo\t:n **r<>* I
 L      tnfon.   Hear Blr,--l have ,.,,..' |„ UumW of «TJ! ^'ri"„Tl!?r I !?_.*_ •njJ«?f,ww  for ^b»«^  *»+
Mr. 11.
AR^r2B« 'V1?!**1** **« ' ■nmrm)tty;--U
all balk np.   Throo mrs
**», irlian  nnfon.  Hear «,,-| have ,,,,., |„ ,«wr of ^"££fit\TZ C^JT        ^ wb,talt»
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Our Meit9s
Tlie greatest Clothing offer of the year will be
given Saturday.' High class, shape keeping Suits
in best Imported Tweeds'"will.be sold at big redue-
, tion. These Suits were bought' at a great sacrifice,
and are worth up to $20.00:;;We offer you the benefit of this special purchase at" $12.50.
Our Men's Section holds'*a wonderful variety of
useful gifts, priced to suit everyone's purse. Handsome Club Bags in genuine Sea Lion, Pig Skin and
a great variety of different grained leathers,"made
on steel frames. Every Bag carries our guarantee.
Priced at $5.50, $6.50, $7.50, $9.50, $10.00 and up to
Pitted Club Bags for Ladies or Gents, with best
quality fittings, are here for your inspection.
$15.00 to $35,00.
Hardly one in a hundred realize that Christinas is so close. Its time yougot.-busy: with your Xmas
buying, You will find this store ready to help you to expeditious shopping: Christmas- stocks are on
display in every department. „ Start your Christmas shopping to-morrow.  Its better fpr you ^.Better for; us
Practical Christmas
s For
Fine   all
wool Jaegar Muffler in
Fawn, Grey, Brown, Heather'; .very soft
and warm; with deep"wool fringe.
$1.50, $1.75 and $2.00.
Knitted Silk Mufflers .with fringed
ends, in Grey, Brown, Bfack, Blue and
Green, also color combinations of Red
and Black, Silver and Black, Black arid
Gold. These are the very newest ideas
in Mufflers.   $1.50 up to $5.00 each.
The Monarch Knitted Muffler in*
wool or silk, made with dome fastener
to fasten in front, gives perfect protection. Stocked in all, colors and color
combinations. Priced at 50c, 65c, 85c
and $1.00. , ,
Silk Squares in heavy brocaded silks
in beautiful designs' and colorings.
$1.50 each.
Dr. Jaeger's "Wool Muffler and Chest
Protector, 'made to fasten at back of -
neck  with   dome   fasteners; .in   eood
range of colors.   Price 75c, 85c, $1.00.
- 'We carry an immense variety of Sus-,
ponders put up in fancy boxes for gifts,
from the light weight webbs at 50c to '
• the pure silk fancy webbs at $1.25 pair.
Brace Sets, composed of Armbands
and Braces .to match, in big variety of
' colors, put' up in beautiful boxes. Priced at $1.00, $1.50 to $2.50.
Fancy-Brace Sets in gift box, com-1
posed of Armbands, Garters and Braces ,
to match. Priced at $1.50, $2.00 to,
$3.00.     .
Fancy, Silk Armbands put up in fan- ,
cy boxes make a very useful'and inex-
.. pensive present.   35c, 50c, 65c arid 75c
pair.    ,- ,_ ,),.   ' . ■
Men's Garters, put upsin fancy,boxes-
■ for'Christmas.   Per pair 25c and 35c. .
Men's  Belts,; made  from- imported
leather with-fancy novelty, buckles for
Christmas.  • 50c,  65c,  75c  and $1.00
each. "  ;
We have imported the latest New
York novelties in velvet and silk Neckwear. There is beautiful neckwear
here to suit every taste and-every
purse. -'•■*,
■ Men's Silk Ties, assorted patterns,
put up in separate boxes at 50c each,
65c each and 75c each.
"' "Wide flowing end ties in brocaded
silks, put up in fancy boxes at $1.00,
$1.50,..$2.00 and $2.50 each.    -   -
High, class velvet novelties direct
from New York, in "beautiful brocadeb
and patterns, wide flowing end shape.
These are the last word in high class
neckwear. Priced at $1.50, $2.00, $2.50
and $3.00 ea^ch.
Here's^ a' novelty.   The new Tie Set,
* put up in fancy boxes composed of Silk
Knitted Tie with Cuff Buttons and Tie
Pin to match.   This makes a-very desirable present. Price $1.50, $1.75 arid
$2.00.        :    ,,       , : -"
-■ Silk Handkerchiefs are always acceptable' gifts.   Plain white hemstitch- .
ed, largo size, at 50c each.   ',
Large hemstitched white, silk, with
initial 'embroidered in corner, at 50c.
b Extra large and heavy white silk
hemstitched, at $1.00 each.
Souvenir   Handkerchiefs   in   white ,
with   colored. embroidered   Season's
Greetings, large size, at.50c each.
Pure linen Handkerchiefs, guaranteed genuine Irish linen, at.,25c each,
40c each; 50c each, 65c each.- \' '
■ Very fine pure linen Handkerchief,
'with embroidered initial, put 'up in,
boxes of half dozen. Price $2.00 per
box. This makes the nicest Christmas;
gift possible for any man; '• '
.Colored Silk Handkerchiefs in great^
.variety at 50c each.   -    -
Excelda and .linen lawn -Handkerchiefs in plain -white and colored at
prices ranging from 60c to $1.75 dozen.
Items oj Interest for your Boy
• Every boy, no matter how young, looks forward,
to Christmas as the one time in the year when his
heart's desire will be gratified.(   Our display in-.
eludes hundreds of items that will make your* boy
happy. " • ■     .       .'     ' •  77
Pocket Knives
Cuff Links    /
"Tie Pins
Mackinaw Coats
Boys' Suits'
Boys' Sweaters '.
Boys' Ties
Boys' Underwear
Boys' Mitts
Wool Caps   .
German Sox
Boys' Braces.:
Boys'^ Belts
Souvenir Handkerchiefs
Initialed Handkerchiefs
Gloves and Gauntlets
Boys' Shirts '
Boys' Collars
This Store will be a Great "Exhibition'of Pretty;
. Things on Every Floor Saturday and all the Special
Prices. •:'
V,   Suit Cases in all qualities and sizes.   Priced at
J>1.75 to $35.00 each. ' \ - , n.   ,    >
."-". Fitted Suit Casestange from,$15.00 to $35.00.
Steamer  Trunks,  $4.50   to   $25.00.   Wardrobe
Trunks, up-to-the-minute in style and fittings, priced from $22.50 to $75.00. . , .'*-
- Call andi see our big range. '
a "-■-'■ '     WITH US
Choose from the largest'stock of,<Overcoats ,we
have ever had.   Great variety of cloths and styles
made by the best tailors in Canada.  .Prices,S'atur-;.)
'day, $10,001, $15.00, $16.50, $18.50, $25.00.  See these'
values; they are exceptional.   .
" Men '& Sweater Coats make an ideal gift.   Our
stock is complete with the finest productions of
the best makes., Shawl Collars, Converto Collars',
Norfolk Sweaters.   We haye all the novelties in.
Sweaters."     •. o
",   Seo these on display in our Men's Department.
|     Boot & Shoe Department
Visit our, Shoe Department and see the many -
Xmas suggestions on display.- We have much, to
show you in the way of dainty Slippers and House
'     Shoes, y: ■ ''   \'."      -",   . ";\ _/■"   . ' '    '   ,
The skating and snow shoeing season'is at.hand..
Get in line with a pair of Lightning Hitch Hockey '
Boots.  They- are the very-best make and Are strong' > s
and durahle.  We have all sizes in Men.'s,'Women's"/
1    and Children's, in Black and.Tan.'    ."■• ''•>   :v    \ -„
AVe have a larger variety-of. Hockey Skates to.•-,*.
choose from,.ranging in price from 60c'.to.$6.00. "
 --V-      - "-ill _-_;•■■•■■■_' _ !_"lj -   * -—'-"- rt   -. Itll - ■'   TITT ._
— i"ou_wiii_soonrneeu_arpaii'_ox7on*u wr-ioiiyes*?*"^* o —
have them for the .Girls and Boys"as well as Men's
and Ladies'. A "'■  " : .*■*-.'.:■..; "    :•',.;,,,-
We have a'specially made Snow'Shoe for Men,
32 in. wide x 60 in*, long." This size is specially good
for fast or quick travelling.. We also''carry, the
Bushman's Shoe, size 14 x 42.'. ■   •   '■ «.■
Men's House Slippers,.in Carpet, Felt,and,Lea-,
ther. r'We also have'a Fur Lined Moobasin Slipper
in Dark JJrowri Leather, Fur Trimmed, with fancy
.work on toe.  , -   •, ,
Men's Felt Slippers'range in price from 35c to
$2.00.   •*   ...-■'    ' .■',■■
Men's Leather Slippers from.$1.35 to $3.50. ;
Our Ladies' and
's De
Ladies' Kimonas
it-  n ;.
\ull-* •
In our window wo are exhibiting-an exceptional
line of fancy Kimonas for women. These Kimonns
nro all made in thc latest style and of tho newest
materials. A Fancy Silk Crepe or Silk Kimona
would make a very acceptable Christmas present.
Wo hnve them in all colors in all qualities. Ladies'
KimonuH from $1.75 to $25.00.    .
Is thero anything moro acceptable for Christmas
thun UandlierchiofH? Wo havo tliem in abundance
in plain hommed, hemstitched, corner embroidered,
and sido embroidered. Tlio puttoriiH aro dainty and
now. Wo have some specially attractive linos put
up in folders ready for mailing. Thoy ore pnro
linon nnd exceptionally Rood puttorns,, Handkerchiefs from Do to $2.50 onch.
Ladies Neckwear
II   iv    ***** *>     >1«V   H'tiO    '**» v tl
Nt»pk\venr for th" hMWlny hoiihoii, Hnvo all those
now color combination in tho latest stylos. Our
lino of Jabots, Bows, Collar and Cnff Sot» and sop-
urnto Collars aro exceptionally fine and tlio prices
aro loss than usual.  2Bo to $1.50 oaoln
Toys  Toys   Toys
Our Toyland is larger than over; more Toys of
all descriptions than wo havo over shown. Wo
have everything made in Toys from tho smallest
to the largest.
Toyland Holds Many Attractions—Your Children
Will Enjoy them
Blocks from 5c to $3.50.
Ilni'flo and Cart fro 15c to $3,60.
Celluloid Animals, lBo, 25c and 50o.
Arks full ol! animals from 10c to 60o.
Dolls from Bo to $10.00.
Pianos from BOc to $276.00,
Ililshcs from *0c to $4.60.
Stoves from 86c to $3.00.
Matties from bo to ooc.
Teddy Bcftw, Dogs, Cat*, Monkeys and Horses,
in all HiwH at various prices.
Books   Books   Books
Our Book Department is now full of all the latest
editions of Books. Wc havo a full line of, Children's
Books. All tho popular titles, such as Boy Scout
Sories, Boys' and Girls' Annual, Children's Annual,
Fairyland Happy Days, Buster Brown, Foxy
Grandpa and a thousand others, Wo also havo all
thc popular fiction by tho better authors.
100 volumes of paper covered popular titles, all
good reading.   Saturday special 15o, 2 for 25o,
Special lot of Mark Twain's books, papor cov-
orcc), all good reading.   Por copy 28o,'
Wo aro showing an extra largo assortment of
Christmas cards. The covers are vory daintily gotten up in two and three tone offocts, somo aro em-
bossod, Tho inscriptions aro vory appropriate for
the coming season. All marked specially at from
'6c to BOc oach,
-Mi ■
Ladies' Jowol Cases, Manicure Sots. DreKsor Sets,
Jewel Boxes, Clocks, Comb and Brush Sots, Military Sots, Cigarette Cases, Collar Cases, Paper
KnivM nnd Hand Mirrors nnd thousands of other
articles which mnko useful and acceptable gifts.
A visit, to our Dry Goods Department will assist
you to make your selection.
Grocery Specials
For Saturday
Special Mixed Candy 2 lbs, for .25
Largo Grcnoblo Walnuts ;. por lb. .20
Tuxedo Baking Powder 12 ozs. for '.IB
Lima Boans  3 lbs. for .25
Now Zealand Butter  por lb. .40
Poaches' 2 lb. tins .IB
Sliced Pinoapplo, 2 lb, tins  2 for .26
Sultana Italsins, 12 oz ■ -.8 plcgs. for .25 ■
Evaporated Prunos .!'.... OO-'lOO's .10
Evaporated Poaches • 2 lbs. for .25
Spearmint Gum 3 plcgs. for .10
Jolly Powdor 4 plcgs. for .26
Lard  5 lb. pails ,8B
Qucon Quality Pickles 20 oz. .25
Holnz Dills   l^r do** M
Whito Laundry Starch 3 plcgs. for' .25
Pear's Unscontod Soap  2 for ,26
.Sago ;.,!,,, 4 lbs. for .25
Tapioca • •• - * IP"' {ov „ '*2
Fresh Boots .. ,'Y \\ ''»• £<*• -JJ
CfttTOtB 14 lbs. for' ,25
Turnips ,.... 18 lbs. for   ,2B
Whito Swan Yoasfc J J*   -J}
Whito Laundry Bonp..' 0 for   .26
Whito Swnn Washing Powdor  plcg.   50
Lyman's Talcum Powder largo tin for   .25
t,..,,,,».. t»«^ I***** -ft Wtnr»  -.46.
Jlj   ltl.,.1     .,.■!.*..*• ,-*.
Tlonov ft Mmnnd Cronm '....'.   *W
Mazda Eloctrio Lamps, 15 & 25 watts 110 c.p.   ,46
Universal Clothes Wringers each 3.B0
Iloaeting Washing Macbinw «ach 7.50
ViBit tho Big Btore—Btudy the Thomands of 8on-
slblo Oiftu That Are Displayed There
Money Saving Prices
The Store of
Quality ,
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