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Industry t,fcity is Strength.
No. 51, Vol. VI. (y
The Official Organ of District No. 18, U. M. W. of A.
Political Unity is Victory.
v.,
THE DISTRIOT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. 0., AUGUST 16, 1913
$1.00 A YEAR
Taught/SSson
THE FERNIE
BOARD OF
TRADE
A very representative meeting of
the Fernie Board of Trade was 'held
last Monday evening In the City Hall
when the question of arranging for
reception of a section of the International Geological Congress, whose intention It is to travel through the
" Crows Nest Pass, was discussed. '
Mr. A. B. -Trites, president of the
board, introduced the subject of the
intended visit, -remarking that ..every
nationality of the' scientific world
would' be represented, aad dt was only
. fitting that, having regard to the position' the Crow occupies in' the Industrial world, that 'some fitting reception
should be arranged. He'further called
for expressions of opinion as to what
shape this should take.
'W. R. Wilson, general manager of
the C. N. P. Coal Co., ln response to
an Invitation.- from the chairman, addressed the board) and In a neat but
practical little speech expressed the
' wish that some entertainment • or re-
, ceptlon should be arranged.' Speaking
"as an Individual who had travelled and
'seen a great deal of this little world,
(■.Manager Wilson believed that there
'•was still much to be learned, and if
these scientists could be persuaded1 to
talk, many interesting thlng3 could be
gathered therefrom.  He was prepared
to do ail he could to personally -assist
the oltlzens in this direction.     'i~
After several gentlemen had aired
their opinions, It was decided to ap-
- point a committee with a view to arranging a banquet for reception of the
congress.
Another matter before   the   board
•was an application from' a   packing
_JUjrnOv.t_Pincher_Creek^Alta,,_ennuirA
ing  what lands  were  available  for
this   purpose.    Upon    the    sugges-
nize that the purchaser of real estate
oan only realize increased values at
the expense of others? and as this often (happens to be a wageworker, we
fall to see how such a "skin" game
can Tecelve any recognition from us.
The Real Section of the Calgary
Board of Trade has favored us with
a reply to our query as to how many
vacant lots there were in and around
Calgary. We have a reply which is
no reply and certainly does not advance our knowledge very much—the
writer ds unable to give us this information. After a few remarks upon the
boosted city, the writer of this letter
who cannot furnish information
states: "The board does not thank
you to enquire for information after
publishing such articles as give rise
to our correspondence. . . . and
we believe the writer meant what he
wrote, ln spite of its'ambiguity.
We regret that we cannot favor the
Real Estate Section with all the space,
as they have failed to acquaint us
with one single instance when they-
have put forth any effort -to curtail
the wlldoatting that has been practised in Oalgary to the detriment of that
city.
■From the following letter to -the
board frota the Surveyor of Taxes it
Is apparent that little support can1 be
hoped: for from that direction, but, of
course, -he is open to receive any suggestion.
The writer of the following letter
does not appear to have a great opinion of the property in question, and
the purchaser will evidently have to
be content with purchasing—Experience.
Exasperated Strikers Turn
Tables on Thugs & Strikebreakers
No Fatalities-hut Strikebreakers get Lesson in "Law
and  Order"-Striking  Unionists do some
"Policing" by way of Change-Foster s
Wire Contradicts Press Agency
Lies—All Quiet
Victoria, B. C, Aug. 8, 1913.
P. C. Dubois, Esq.,
Vice President,
Fernie Board- of Trade,
Fernie, B. C.    .
Sir:   •
I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 22nd ultimo
and its enclosures addressed, to the
Hon. Price Ellison, complaining of the
number of real-estate' agents who are
"We have received the following telegram from Robert Poster,
President of District 28, U. M. "W. of A., whose" account we are prepared to accept in preference to the grossly distorted fairy tale version published in the Nelson News. We are pretty well acquainted
with the "methods'' of obtaining news peculiar to the press agencies
of this country and the fact that they! should■' have killed' six nonunion men and made no mention of any striking workmen being injured or ill-treated does not strike us as strange—only just the usual
stunt pulled off on a "sympathetic public."
Special to the District Ledger, Fernie, B. 0.
NANAIMO, B. C, Aug. 14.—The situation here is quiet at present and the same is true of all the other places on strike. .The disturbances that have taken place in Ladysmith extension and Wellington originated in every instance because of provocation on the part of
representatives of the Company's or the scabs by attacking and abusing the men on strike and the positive refusal on the part of the au->
thorities at Ladysmith to arrest four Italian scabs who had stabbed
one of the strikers. .The men decided that if they were refused proJ
tection they would wreak summary vengeance on their persecutors,
hence the disturbance in which some of the scabs got hurt; At Extension on Thursday morning the mines being idle .the scabs'began to
amuse themselves by shooting at every striker in sight, making them
hop to places of safety. The report spread-to Nanaimo and S. Wellington that six strikers had been'shot down and that the scabs had
raided the houses of the union men.   Immediately on receipt of thisl
$-
FRANTIC  EFFORTS  BEING  MADE
TO SECURE STRIKE BREAKERS
The -men had by this\\tl
to have a hunch that sor
wrong, or in other words
that something was rotten In the state
of Denmark.
They insisted on going out to talk
with the strikers, a result of which,
is that flvo of them havo quit, and
four of the remaining five are expected to do so. The fifth man Is one of
those who are, unfortunately, to be
found In all parts of the world, a tool
for the employing class, a despicable
position, despised by those for whom
they prostitute their manhood; scorned by the class to which-they belong,
their aotions carry their own punishment. Leave them to it,—B. C. Confederation.
GOVERNOR
YORK,
SULZER,
MAV BE
OF NEW
IMPEACHED
tion of W. R. Wood, it was decided to
call upon the Coal Company and see
what -lands they might .have suitable
for"«ame.  ' , ,.   ..:.•''' ,.
After this business had been completed or relegated to various com-*
-mltteea,   the   meeting   then   settled
down to discuss the real estate campaign.   The president commented at
length on the vast amount of publicity
tnat had been given to the project and
the many eulogistic comments received from other boards and papers who
were after the scalp of tho real estate
shark.   Tho comments from the Toronto Saturday Night editor were read
and it waa very evident that the board
have in this gentleman   one, who  Is
wholly In accord with their movement.
Dr. Bonnell delivered eome characteristic comments on the effects the
campaign was having and wfculd havo
among those who could ill afford Uie
fleecing that iterant peddler of (UN)-
realty was, practising ln this district.
Commenting on tho chances of tho
purchaser ovor realizing anything as
a result of his gamblo,   the   doctor
thought It was,very similar to sitting
In a gamo with tho card "stacked and
marked," and the peddler knowing the
marked   cards.   Peoplo   always   did
tako a chnnco and always would, but
whon they sat in a giume and found
tho'cards marked, they naturally got
' good and sore,  This Is how tho real
estate propostlon appeals to tho doc,
On Wednesday evening the Board
met again, and this tlmo itho contemplated alteration In ,tbo! 0. N. train
scliodulo was tho bono of contention.
Tho board thought that tho proposed
alteration .would deflect trado and a
strong frosolutloh was drawn up and
sent by a committee of four leading
business' men ' to tho authorities at
Montana asking that this proposed
. alteration should not be carried into
of foot to tho detriment of this town.
REAL ESTATE MEN GET SORE
apparently non residents of .the Pro
vince, and -who are. peddling some real
estate .of   other   Provinces   in   and
around your district without any license,
■• The Hon, the Minister of Finance
asks me to acknowledge your letter
and to state that your communication
will receive .from the Government
careful consideration.
Except to enforce the provisions of
tiie Extra -Municipal Trades Licenses
Aot I do not see that the Government
can interfere, as there is no statutory
authority for Interference unless they
como within tho provisions of the Act
sent herewith.
The Government Agents in your district are no doubt carrying out the
provisions of this Act whero neces*-
eary.
The selling of' real estate as well
as merchandise by mall can hardly
bo reached by any Provincial Legislation, although hoth are a. considerable
drain upon tho savings of tho people
of tho Province, nnd ls prejudicial to
■tho best interests of tho business men
of our Province, but there aro difficulties, qulto apparent to any ono who
studios tho situation, in attempting to
prevent-such means of selling or of
peoplo   from  buying   through   suoh
r¥port"Mi5berrof"armeff menlefFforthe scene of battle.' The, scabs
were driven first to the shelter of the houses and finallyfa number of
them took refuge in the mine, from which point of vantage they?
managed to drop in an innocent spectator by the name of A. Baxter, who, ventured too: near the, mine mouth; The womeh^and children'
of strike breakers were permitted to leave and helped get away by
the strikers., Before taking refuge in the mine some of the strike
breakers set fire to their shacks, presumably for the purpose of preventing the strikers taking possession of them. The fire spread to'
the dumps and burned down the top works of the mine, this morning.
Two hundred and seventy-five soldiers and militia men.landed here in
Nanaimo and left by special train for Extension, Yesterday there
a number of special police attempted to land there, but were forced to return to the boat and leave the town. This is, as one of the)
miners aptly expressed it, being a determined effort on the part
of the strikers to preserve the peace by preventing the landing of the
agents provacature and keeping the city free from their obnoxious
presence and dirty cowardly tactics and practices. There have been
no fatalitios up to the present time and unless thc district is flooded
with the dregs of humanity in uniform there is not the slightest danger of anything of the kind taking place.
Foreign Mine Owner imports Foreign
Miners to Fight "Foreign Union"
One hears a lot these days, thanks
to the "Nanainio Herald," about the
"foreign" union, which is working so
much harm to the miners of Vancouver Island. One does not, however,
hear quite so much about the foreign
mind" owners who exploit the aforesaid
miners.
■It.will doubtless be a surprise to
many to learn that some of these ul
trapatriotic, mine-operators, who are
■so --concerned over the invasion of
"our" country by such "foreign" unions as the U. M. W. of A., -are themselves foreign, and do not hesitate to
bring foreigners into the 'country to
take the place of those on'strike.
. In proof thereof the case of Mr.
Tompkins, managing director pf the
Pacific Coast Coal Company, who is
also holding the same -position in a
mining company at Oronoga, Mo., is
specific. '
Needing istrike-breakers at South
Wellington, and being unable to get
them In this district, Mr. Tompkins
journeyed to Missouri in the hope that
he might be able to_get what he need-
e d~4n~th~at"~p a"rllcular~3i strict.
Owing to his prominence in that
part of the country and because of
the fact that news of the situation on
Vancouver Island is not very widely,
disseminated,in that neighborhood, he
washable-fib secure'ten men in;.Toplln;
Mo., who were willing, to come and
work ln the mines at South-Wellington. ,
They were engaged at tho rate of
$-1 -per day for machlnemen, and $3.50
per day for helpers. The fare was advanced to be repaid at not less than
?10 per month.
They crossed the border at Portal,
on the Soo lino. No danger of anyone
raising tho barriers of the federal Immigration law at that point, and the
party arrived ln Vancouvor on Saturday last.
In order that no agitators should got
near them and perhaps causo dissension, they wero hurried .to a launch
and conveyed to Boat Harbor." From
thero they were convoyed in a box
car to tho company's property at South
Wellington, and housed In tho much-
|ino shop.
Alleged Diversion of Campaign Contributions to His Private Use Basis
of Charge of Wilful and Corrupt
Conduct in Office.
ALBANY, N. Y., Aug. 12.—The report of the Frawley legislative committee, charging Governor Sulzer with
having -diverted campaign contribu-i
tions to his own private use, was
adopted early today and a resolution
to impeach him for "wilful and corrupt conduct in office and for high
crimes and misdemeanors," was offered in the assembly by Majority Leader Vevy.
The Frawley committee report and
the Levy resolution charge the governor with having falsified under oatli
his campaign contribution account, di
verted some of the funds to his own
use for the purchase of stock, traded
executive approval of bills for support
of his direct primary measure and having done everything in his power to
obstruct the committee's efforts to
bring proof of his alleged misconduct
to light.
The adoption of the report carried
witli it a recommendation that Louis
A. Sarecky and Frederick L. Colwell,
who refused to answer certain questions propounded-by the-committee's
<5oun3eIr-'be-heid-ifl7-corit^inpt~of^tKe"
legislature and punished. Sarecky and
Colwell are characterized in the report
as Governor Sulzer's dummies.
RAIDED BY
POLICE
Much Liquor and "Hop" Found-
Arrests
-Two
The city police paid a visit to Chinatown early- Tuesday morning and
found things quite convivial.
A certain noxious drug that the city
authorities do not consider conducive .
to his best interests was found and-
this 'was appropriated. Another Celestial was found In -possession of
certain quantities of liquor that the
police consider more than sufficient
for his personal requirements. Certain paniphenalia used in connection
with the fascinating pastime of fan
tan were also unearthed.
The chaTge of gambling was taken
by tho magistrate first and Ti Chung
was committed for trial on Friday afternoon.
The charge of being in possession
of opium and excessive liquor will
come up next week. ■
In connection with the above we received a call from two of the Celestials interested who were anxious to
"give us a ieetl news" on how the
Chinks had been sold. They appear
to be under the impression that the
individual who gave them away should
be soaked "good and proper" and In
consideration therefor "China Boy"
permitted to go Scot free.       „
WITH SKIRL 0' PIPES, CAL-        	
 ^rYP0S~TAKE~C0"NV"E"N''
TION CITY BY STORM
STAMPEDE WORSE
THAN BULLFIGHT
So Declare Spectators at Winnipeg
Show and Action With View to
Prosecution Is Taken'by Humane
Society—Three Steers Lose Lives In
Roping Contest-—Showman Attacks
Daughter.
ogbnclos, by Provincial Legislation. I
shall bo glad however to havo your suggestions nt any tlmo as to tho nature
of tho Provincial Legislation that you
would proposo .to remedy tlio evils
complained of.
I h«vvo the honor to be, Sir,
■ .-"-.'.•■Your obedient servant,
JOHN 13. MeKIULlOAN,
Surveyor of Taxes and
Inspoetor of Revenue.
ANOTHER WN
FOR GOAL
MINERS
Wrltt 8erved and Aotlon Threatened
Union Statements Ara Withdrawn
During -Uio past Woek the real estate mon havo "started" something to
counteract tho Influence of tho cam-
palgn that la now being carried on by
Iho Fornlo Board of Trade,
Ono paper lias boon served with a
writ by McCutcheon Bros.' solicitors
Hor libel and 120,000 dasmRos .% claimed. Prank Dubois, vlco prosldont of
tho board of trade, h;<jiB received attention from tho «amo firm nnd is Also
UHuaiciit-u ultima certain statements
Mi' h'3I3ji3jvj»'jj, ,*J\*w h Jl Win-tsUil llmi
tho Board of Trntlo will -escape, Sn fact.
if nil Is accomplished that nt present
in threatened, it looks as though tho
legal fraternity stand to grab moro
than the real estate men. How tbt*
Lodger will fare wo nre unable at present to ascertain, but it will bo quite
Interesting If wo am able to escape
Lothbrldgo, Alta., Aug. 12, 1013.
Sec. Information Bureau,
Pernio iloard of Trade,
Pernio, IJ. 0.
Dear Sir:
Your letter to tho Bdltor of tho
Herald has boon handed to us for ro-
ply. If tho lots thnt you spoak of nro
a subdivision of part of lots 203-204-
20G-20U nnd 207 according to plan
43U8K, $300.00 por lot Is certainly* a
ridiculous figure, ns property fnrthor
North In Mornlngsldo and closer to
tho City ©an bo purehniiod -nt llfiO.OO
per lot. Wo would llko to know If tho
plan number referred to above is correct, In which caso the above Inform'
atlon Is correct.
Wo should bo plensod nt nil times
to Answclr any Inquiry you may hnvo
to mako In connection with Leth-
bridge property. W« *nr« representatives of the Canadian Pacific Railway
i'*amp.ui)»\ iWu (Miii at tiwy,, arts ill*.
Urgml owners of lothbrldgo real estate, wo nre In an excellent potlfilon
to rIto you reliable Information.
Yours truly,
wn,sr»v ft vptttt
The Wyatt Coal Company, the Coal-
burg Colliery Company and The
Dry Branch Coal Company Have
Signed Up With Representatives of
the Miners.
CHARLESTON, W. Va„ Aug. 12,—
Anothor victory for tho minors of
WobI Virginia! Another victory for
tho Unltod Mino Workers of America
nnd all without tho least sign of friction.
Tho Wyntt Conl Company, owned
by John Ivalng, and the Coalburg Colliery Company nnd tho try -Branch
Conl Company, owned hy John Q.
Dickinson, havo slgnod nn agreement
with tho representatives of tho
miners which will givo tho miners
tho right to organise, to hold moot-
ln«» on com puny property and above
nil things an InereiiHo 1n the rato of
mining to 30 cents per net Hon.
IThft     r,~.~(. ,.**,.'-ll      4*'*,S,     9,     1    \«»*   *-..    ...
day end which Is effective b^tanler: |
August 1,1013, is ono of th© beggost |
victories the miners havo gained. Tbe
othor oporatlous on Cabin Creek and
which woro published in full lu the
Kanawha Citizen several days ago.
Four mines employing over 600 men
aro affected by tho latest agreement
to bo -signed with Wost Virginia coal
operators, The GOO men -are rejoicing
with the operators that such nn amicable ngreemont has boen roachod.
Whon seen Wednesday afternoon
Dletrlct President Oalrnos, representing tho minors, stated that ho was
moro than pleased with tho agreement
With Messrs. Lalng and Dickinson. Ho
bellovod that tho operators would live
up to their part of the agreement nnd
tho Unltod Mino Workors would endeavor to seo that tho minors abided
by their part of the ngreemont.
"It Is a big victory," said Prosldont
Cnlrnos, "and ono of which wo nil
fool proud, bocauso thoro has beon
no cosfliitlon of work at tho mines Involved."
Word from Cabin Creok yestor.lay
stilted that more minors woro returning to -tlio fluid and work xtn ln tho
days of old wns being resumed rapidly
on tho crook.
GOOD TIDINGS
FROM CABIN
CREEK
The Miners Are Working Under the
Nine Hour a Day Rule and 8ecm
Well Pleated and Happy With Pres-
Conditions.
Rev, Thomas,Kennedy Dead
LONDON, Aug. 0.—Tho Rev. Thorn-
ns Kennedy died hero yesterday. He
was a brother of John Stewart Kennedy, formerly a New York banker,
who died In 1000.
■nnnnrn in rrpwip i nn^n p«v
The residents of Pernio nre to lie j
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CUAHLB8TON, W. Va., Aug, 12,-
Ait United Mine Workors hondqwirterH
Thursday good news was pouring In
from nil irnrts of Cabin Crook whero
settlements have boon made recently
with operators. Company 'houses' that,
hnvo boen Idle for many weeks nre
being opened by the wives of the millers nnd everything" nuido comfortable
ngnin,
Tho miner* aro working under the
nlno hour a dny rule and n«cm to he
pleased with their now conditions.
In tho Now Illver field whero thore
havo boon sovoral difference* between
tho operators and minors, tbo situation Is becoming brighter nnd It Is
believed that nil the trouble which
i* »"■ "yy '::,•: I,.;. ., .•„,,,„ .,'». U;
Hf.raljtht.pnod out shortly.
Although   no   df.flnlto  notion   hn«
WINNIPEG, Aug. 12.—As a result of
statements that cruelty to animals ls
Involved In the roping of steers at tho
stampede, prosecutions may bo Instituted by the Winnipeg Humane society. Tho fact that threo steers ore
dead ns a result of yesterday's roping
and that a horn was broken off ono of
tho animals, Saturday, hns given rise
to tho charge that thoro Is nn element
of brutality In tho "sport" that should
not bo tolerated. It ls said that tho
steers are handled much moro roughly
than on ranches, as tho contestants
nro out to mnko tlmo nnd try to got
the steerR off their foot and In a "kick-
less" condition on tho ground ns quickly ns passible.
Mayor Deacon nnd Chief of Police
Mcpherson will bo especially Interested -spectators this Afternoon. As a
result of a formal complaint from tho
Humane society through 11. S. Klrby,
who waited on tho Hoard of Control,
today, that thoro are acts of cruelty
and brutality to dumb bonBts that
■should not ho tolerated. The mayor
and the chlof of police will tnkn another look today and potifllblo notion
will bo governed by tho opinions they
form.
Worse Than Bullfight
Miss Lucille Mulhall, In roping a
stoor, hroko Its left forolog Just above
tho hoof and tlio animal had to bo do-
Ktroyod. This loft a bad tasto in the
mouths of many, but when ft few minutes later two Htoers woro killed, ono
Instantly nnd the othor after suffering
for several minutes, thore woro.most
decided expressions of disapproval
from all.puits of tho ring,
Hulldogglng competition w'ns the
JenuHo of. tho hilling,of'both nntmnlH.
First, In attempting to escape from
It* pursuer,''tho animal dived head-on
Into «' fence, breaking Its neck. Half
nn hour Inter two teams came in and
dragged tho doad animals nw«y. It
wnn ilecifire«l that even tn -Spanish
bullflghlrt things are "done butter, for
their dead are carried iiwny almost
Immediately nnd clean sand sprlnklod
nvni1 tli/i lilnrttlfiif-m.      ti ■>••    'i* <
bnitnllzlrnr exhibition ve* clvon
Beats His Daughter
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 11.—With
a skirl of pipes, the Calgary delegation
to tho International Typographical
convention swung into Nashville Sat-. .,
ui-day aiornlng ahd appears to be an^ '
easy winner In the'contest for tho 1014
gathering.
Delegations from the.western'statos
are virtually solid in backing tho
claims of Alberta's hub and with the
support from the east,* which seems
assured, thero should_ bo lltlo difficulty in carrying off the prize-package.
Marching at the head of the printers' procession, playing "Tho Cock o'
tho North," tho Calgary-piper already
has mado himself- tho star attraction
In Nashvlllo. Thousands cheered him ,
along tlie Uno of miirch and at ono
point, tlio crowd boenmo so dense as
to block tho street nnd tho pollco asked him to cease playing temporarily.
Tho literature distributed by the Cal-
garluns also appears to bo producing
tho desired effect,
8. P. OF C.
Comrades! There will be u propaganda meeting hold on Victoria Avo
qn Saturday evening at 8 o'clock, Comrado Jn'mos Fisher, of Vancouver, will
address tho meeting. I would appoal
to all comrades nnd thoso Interested
to como and hear ono of tho most brilliant speakers of Socialist .movement.
On Sunday afternoon at 2.30 p.m.
tho regular business meeting will bo
hold"In tho Grand Theatre. This will
bo an Important meeting, when nil
comrades uro expected to put In iui
appearance
W, L, PHILLIPS,
OnunUcr.
UNIONISM AND SOCIALISM
Please print In your pupnr nn answer to the question, Can a Union
iman bo a' Soclnllst?—■ Ilntnllton, Ont.
Of  course  he  cnn,    Kvory  union
mail Hhould be <v .Sudnllnt. SoclallKts
stand for the Interests or the working cluMi-i. HodullKtii ;iiiiiH iii the
working dm* getting all tliey produco.
A utilmi man ctand« for *-■- f.^ir
day's pay for n fait* tltiy'n work, So-
dulistsi Mitml for nwri; ihiiii this.
Tliey Htnnd for the woikcr (iKTTLN'tJ
Till: FULL SOCIAL KiJFIVALLNT
OF WHAT UK ntOUIH-Kri.
When wei'ldouiii' ■» *-'■* mi Mrlld-. rfo-
cifilh-Us take the Hide of. tlm b'tlkcr*.
tho maelstrom of legal notion ponding
nnd threatening. !«t Antony, but alas for tho unsuspect
Whatever aetlou may bo taken by Uan and guileless youth. Ho should
tho real estate mon or tho Hoard of tePrtalnly im mere mreful rrhen nrflner
Trado does not, wo are compelled toU* cicerone, for the chaperoning of
admit, Interest us a great deal, for |tho fair sen ts sometimes tx dnn-srernns
under the governor's ngroomont which
U'bj.-j  w*w  ..wii  t)9^ri  -M'*** **4ivi,*fj,   '*Sv.i  '*t*;»,v.»t
an agreement was signed ft weok ago
There Is a certain fton* clerk In the *ith tho  Cabin  Creek   Consolidated
south end of the town who morally „nd the Cnrhon Fuel companies on n
may be snid to surpass thn virtuous &l»ort ton basis tho representatives of
well looked after oa Labor Day by
nines Htonglw to Mem*. LaJng and *h •!*«« ^^ ,!t $B •y**} "
Dickinson have boon 'working undwk"A "- "l' ♦"•"'—»•"»'« '-
we rtsalii'-e that the worker hss too
mnny of his own troubles to get nil
eat tip about the capitalist or wo-uhl-**}*
capitalist. AH wo want to see Is thnt
tho»e who have bought real estate re-
ttfivtt •.» rtrfclftM a nJfts! «* -jw-f-s'.-Ve "Binder tho present -conditions.  We reooc-
paftUmo ereo for the v1rt»ou«. Take
heed, young man, lest llko the vlrtu-
imjs Kale'*, ye-j fsU,
have the new park track completed by
then and the Athlntl'e Association feel
crowd In attendance from towns east
and T\es>t,
tho miners took up the matter with
Messrs. Lalng and Dickinson. No trou-:
bit* fl',ii r-Tporfenfrvt wtt.h the op-'C-.i^-
ors who nt once saw the advisability
nt ultrnlni: nn sirrwmpfjt tv1*h »fi.-> mfn
ers thnt flenld ghn them n bbwr ton
bssls, snd other concessions. They
al*o agreed to joy 20 <**at* jx-r net
tou.
The 8lek FVind Committee will meat I The rules ss applied to the opera-
iti Oj* 8-NTM.AJ5** OffSc*1, Feral*', on j Hon* tlm slgwed up >-««ter*>l«> are
fttintitr, tottr ?7fh, «f " p.m. "' ■■ ' ■      '"  "
COAL CREEK SPORTS LABOR DAY
Coal Creek is to have BOMB sports.
Th^j" lnrn ■!  [irivrrim thnt, n'fll Cit'ii-1.
been taken en wtrlking out the seventh
*!»««„&? the Now Itlver uKretit-nent,
which deals with tlie arbitration board
hearing all 'grlevnnceM, It l* believed!
<-M«i*w  i.u,iw  f+»-A****<V   ;*l*ii*  '*t\" Wi****»'
the next week or two.
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j   Tin* union man b"liev**w In unity on
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tht.*i iiiuii.tiuit
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lt'.tl   lliUl.U   Ttll-'.ttlff,   W-IIM-       VI!
the Kernle p«ople to open their eyesincxt, August ITth..   Ku^nr-,...
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hi entered fnr :.t,-l the prize* aie mi-.lew of checking cam i....v i
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sre uiih:..!: aui.'.-tiw) Jiud tta-y, are tMcoting will eommemv. v
Instructed te "K-hi*. Ih.-lr *-ye« on th« jsharp ami alt Hurt* dt*- -'»
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I ro K**4fca PAGE TWO
THE DISTRICT LEDGER,, FERNIE, .B; C, AUGUST 16,1913
•-.*!
The Striking Miners of Northern
Colorado Celebrate   :    :   :
Five thousand men, women and
children headed by the Louisville
Brass Band, a splendid musical organization composed entirely of striking miners, marched in the parade
which marked the opening of the
miners' celebration of Colorado Day,
August lst, 1913., 9
Many favorable comments were
made on the appearance of the marching strikers and their families, most
- notables among the comments being
that of Brother Wallace, editor of the
United Mine Workers' Journal who
said: "Who would think that these
men with their families -had endured
a strike lasting forty months?" Thoy
appear better dressed and fed than
many I have seen in mining camps
whero thoy wero working steady.
What a splendid, showing these people
'■ havo made backed by the United Mine
Workers of America."
Krom the foregoing comment it
must not be inferred that.tliero has
heen no suffering during these forty
months. On the contrary, tliey havo
suffered much; most of tho miners
owned their homes when the strike
commenced, some homes have been
lost, others are heavily mortgaged
and in almost every case thc miners
are behind in their taxes as a result
of the strike. Nevertheless, they are
, ■ putting up a splondld fight and are
just as sure thoy will win as they feel
tbat their cause is just,
Miners and families from Puritan,
Colorado came in wagons decorated
with bunting on wliich was inscribed
the following in large red letters:
"Striking miners of Local Union No.
!)!)», U. M. W. of A.; Four hundred
thousand coal miners say—WE MUST
AVLW Victor}' in West Virginia spells
victory for us."
.Many banners appropriately inscribed were borne in the, parade by
willing hands.
Relieving the band at intervals during the parade,   the   Lafayette male
'choir of twelve well trained ami splendid voices rendered many appropriate
vocal  selections;   while  passing  the
non-union Simpson'mine they sang the
song  made  famous  by this strike:
"The  Scabs  will  Leave  the Town,"
the chorus of which is as follows:
., "And when the strike is over
The scabs will leave the town,
The scabs will leave the town
The scabs will leave the town'
And when the strike is over
The scabs will leave the town
And we'll go back to work;
Back to work, back to work,
And when the-strike is over
o The scabs will leave the town
. And we'll go back to work."
Hum this verse to yourselves and at
i"tY^"oncl^lon~iTMglne"tHe_iiIIooray!"'
that was yelled by the five thousand
marchers as they went past the bull
pen. It is easier imagined than described;
Many strike breakers' children lined up at the stockade fence -cast wistful eyes at the children of the strikers
iu their holiday attire and appeared
to wish that conditions were such that
they also could take a. part in that
parade and celebration.
The operators .of non-nuion mines
in this field must have felt their positions to be insecure as they were
afraid, apparently, to let their mines
be idle on that day for fear their men
would throw off their shackles and
join the ranks of th8 strikers.
Upon arriving at the union hail
where a large tent had been erected
for the speaking, tbe marchers disbanded and as many as could find
seats or standing room went Into the
tent where President J. P. Cassidy, of
Local Union No. 13S8, of Lafayette introduced John C. Thompson, of Local
Union No. 1G68, of Louisville as chairman of tho day. Chairman Thompson then Introduced Mayor Woods of
Lafayette, who ln a neat speech welcomed the visitors and presented the
usual "golden key" in the hope that
all would have a good time.
President John- McLennan, of District No. 15 complimented all on their
appearance after a forty months
strike, eulogized the ladies for the
splendid support they had accorded
their striking husbands, fathers, brothers and sons, and wound- up by predicting,that the southern part of this
state would soon be completely enrolled under the banner of the United
■Mine Workers of America.
Editor Wallace of the "Journal" told
of the settlement of the West Virginia
strike and of how pleased he was at
the splendid showing made by the
strikers of Northern Colorado; among
other things he said:' "You are fighting to maintain the standard of living
you have been accustome'if to," and
urged them to stick until their aims
were accomplished.
Attorney General Farren deploring
that ho had not prepared a speech and
that he would not have sufficient time
to deliver it had it been prepared,
made a witty address showing his
heart to be in the right place insofar
as concerned the strikers and their
families.
State Geologist, Professor George
said among many other things: "I see
on your faces, 'Victory!' you are
bound to win," and then told of the
•work being done hy his department to
help better tbe lot of the toiler and of
the state.
' Locomotive engineer Slocum made a
splendid talk on the necessity of all
organizations getting together.
•Attorneys Rinn and Crowley made
brilliant short speeches showing their
'sym5Mhie"s~to'"be~with~the~strikers: :
John R. Lawson, International
Board Member for District No. 15,
made no apologies for being unprepared nor the timeworn assertion that he
was not au orator; instead, he pleaded
guilty to the charge that he was an
orator, but confined his remarks principally to urging the miners to "Stick
to the Union till the strike is won."
Leonard, the coal dealer, was heartily applauded when he told of how the
non-union operators had tried on various occasions to get him to handle
their coal, but he refused, stating he
never had and never .would handle
scab coal.        ,% ,>   s
Former'Sheriff Capp nearly caused
the tent to collapse when he appeared
on the speakers stand and told the
miners how his heart was still with
them as it had been with them while
he held the office of sheriff of that
county.
International Vice-»President Fran't
J. Hayes, of the United Mine Workers
ot Amorlca, who has been dubbed the
"Red-headed Moses who will lead Colorado miners to ultimate victory," was
next Introduced and tendered an ova
ti'jn; he told of h'.s intention io :ry
and so::> m a conference with the mine
operators, of Southern Or lorado with a
view to organizing their camps peaceably, if it were possible; tfailing In
that .lie h.id authority *p call" the southern miners out on strike. He further
stated that the organization was opposed to strikes wherever it was possible to avoid them, and only entered
them as a means of last resort and in
self-defense.
Governor A'mmons made the final
address, and while he made no reference to the strike, his appeal to all to
get together for a greater Colorado
shows he considers the toilers of Colorado as a part of this great state.
By special request the Lafayette
male choir, under the able leadership
of Sidney Davjs, rendered the song
entitled "The scabs will leave .the
town,' and "Stick to the Union till the
strike is won," while the Governor
was present and all joined in singing
"He's a Jolly Good Fellow."
Under the able leadership of T. ,1.
Beynon, who was chairman of the general com'mitttee, a fine program of
sports for children was carried out,
consisting of two baseball games for
boys under 12 and 16 years of age' re-'
spectively, foot races for various ages
of boys and girls and other sports;
free candy, nuts aud ice cream cones
made a special impression that they
were not forgotten upon the kiddies.
The day's entertainment concluded
with a ball wherein all the officials
danced so much they were dead on
their feet the next day. °
One event not on the program occurred, which hut for the prompt action of Marshall Sam Simms might
have resulted seriously;- I quote'mat-,
'ter~referreQ~to'fro"m— the~Dehver~Rei"
publican:
"The only untoward event of the
day was the appearance In the morning of James Brooks, of Boulder, one
of .the operators of the BrooksJHarri-
sonmihe at Louisville. Brooks drove
into town, in an automobile, stopping
directly opposite the pavillion during
the'speaking. , He drew an automatic
revolver from his pocket and put it in
his lap in plain sight of the crowd.
Cool heads prevented what might
have been a riot; as a number of the
strikers, one with a large stone in his
hand, were "preparing to do violence
to Brooks. Marshall Samuel Simms
placed Brooks under arrest and later
relt-sfed him on a $600 bond to appear h> the police court at Lafayette
next Wednesday.
"All during the strike the relations
of Mr. Brooks and the union men have
been strained, but he has kept his
mine running with non-union labor."
I conclusion, I feel safe in saying
that' the finest celebration ever held
in the Rocky Mountain regions was
held at Lafayette, August lst, 1913,
and I also, am su^-e that the spirit
shown in observing Colorado Day will
result In complete organization of District No. 15 In a short time.
"      JOHN RAMSAY.
A mnions Works
To Halt Strike
A STRIKE LESSON
In all the history of the gigantic
United Mine. Workers of America
there has never been a strlko as long
or as successful from the standpoint
of stamina and patient courage as that
of the miners ln the Northern Colorado coal fields.  •
That the demonstration of those
miners and their wives and children at
Lafayette Friday will prove the finest
inspiration to the 10,000 miners of
southern fields to organize and , sell
their brain and brawn collectively, is
a certainty. '
Those men.and women of the northern fields have been on strike 40
months. They had enjoyed their
share in doing the worlds' work. Because they stood resolutely for their
rights to a living wage for. themselves
and their families and demand that
their union, be recognized they were
forced to strike.
Forty months of "unwelcome idleness followed. The patience of those
men was tried sorely; \ They were
able to live on their strike allowance
•and keep out of debt, but that.didn't
satisfy.       '
T,HBY, WANTED WORK! Their
broad backs ached to be at work
again. Those men were anxious to
do their full .measure of the world's
work. In the"face of that desire it is
remarkable that they have conducted
the long strike with' a' restraint that
has won the admiration of all who
know of their fight.
Arid their union brothers in the
southern fields are about to use the
■lesson of the northern fields to give
to every union coal miner in the state
the right decent working conditions.—
The Denver Express. .
Governor Am'mons has been exerting his friendly offices between the
Colorado Fuel and Iron company' and
other coal operating companies of the
southern part of the state and the na
tional officers of the coal miners' union to prevent the strike being called,
now believed so imminent. He has
conferred w.ith the mine operators on
the one side and "the miners' representatives on the other, but up to the
present he 'has found what seems an
impossible barrier against any friendly adjustment of t,he differences.
The -representatives of the mine operators take the position that there is
no .ground for complaint from the
miners; that not one of them -has
made auy -eom-plalnt, either of wages
or hours, nor of the conditions under
which they work, and that to put the
field In control of the national organization of the U. M. W. Is but. to Invite continuous strife and a condition
of unrest among the miners, and in
the business of that section of the
state that would Inevitably result In
disaster to the coal industry and to
general business. '
What Operators Say
One of' the operators said yesterday:
"The mine operators of the north
have been In active sympathy with the
operators of the south, and the firmness with which they resisted the unreasonable demands of the U. M. W.
and have practically won the struggle,
would be all undone should the southern operators yield to the demand of
the officials of the U. M. W. '
"For the southern operators to abandon those ef the north would be base
ingratitude, and we are not going to
do it."
The U. M. W. Side
U. M. W. fficials say that there is
now peace and harmony in practically
every coal mining field in the United
States except in Colorado. Everywhere the union has been recognized
and the U. M. W. organization is recognized and treated with in every other state than Colorado.
"There are serious grievance's in the
southern field -which the miners present. What we are. particularly insistent on at this time is that the operators shall recognize the union and
treat with the .union in behalf of Its
membership; otherwise,the strike will
be called and the men will come out.
"We are in honor bound as a great,
national organization to' change the
status of things in Colorado and put
our organization here bn the same
footing occupied in other states. Wherever the union is recognized there is
peace and industry. The Conditions
of the miners liave been vastly improved. " Human life ihas been made
'he  family   remedy   for   Coughs   and Colds
' Shiloh cost3  fo   little   and does   '•. much I"
^fCT""aM"^onaitions*m£tde_.more~t'o"rer
semble those that hum*an beings are
entitled to enjoy than the conditions
that previously .prevailed, which were
a blot upon humanity.
"In making the struggle for recognition in Colorado we will not be disturbed with labor conflicts in other
fields. There is peace in the fields beyond tbe borders of Colorado, and our
purpose is ■ to make peace • and prosperity more stable here."
The foregoing is the substance of
the claims put forth by both sides, to
the impending ' industrial - conflict
Governor Amnions has not yet given
up hopes of bringing about a peaceful
settlement of the,troubles, as at his
request other conferences are to be
held which may Tesult as he desires.
Asked what the attitude of the executive department would be in-the
event of the threatened 'Strike occurring, he said: "I have nothing to say
at this time, nor will I havo until
hopes of a friendly settlement have
vanished. I yet have hopes, and will
not surrender them until I must."
Considerable astonishment lias been
expressed that tlie unionization of the
miners In the southern field had progressed so far as that the operators
feared efforts to bring on a general
strlko might prove successful. They
said:
"We have had experience enough to
know that it 25 per cent, of our men
have been .organized and stand ready
to obey the commands of the national
organization the strike may be quite
unanimous. The influence of the 25
per -cent., the sympathy that would
quite naturally exist' between, the
union and the non-union men working
■in the same mines, and such intimidating methods as may be resorted to
would make -a general strike quite
probable,
^ "Of course, the operators have
known of the efforts to unionize their
mines. ' So quietly and efficiently has
the work of unionization gone on that
we' could not thwart ,it altogetner.
nor will we know to what .extent our
mines have been- unionized until the
strike is called, if it shall be called."
Miners Promise Surprise
Upon this feature of the situation,
the "national officers of the U. M. W.
say:
"Yes, "wo have been exerting every
effort for a long time to bring the
coal workers of the southern field into
the union, and with a success that will
astoni&ii the operators should we be
put to the necessity of actually calling
the strike. Should the call be issued
every mine in the south will be closed
down, and, of course, industry, will
suffer. • But that Is not our fault. We
are but doing our duty for the organization and for the, welfare of the
miners, and should the operators re:
fuse every concession that the union
demands, the responsibility for the
strikelviirrest"" with"~theml" ~—
The operators say: •   ,
"We' will give work to every good
miner.' We don!t inquire whether "he
ls a union man or not.   We pay high
wages and furnish jtbe best possible
conditions: We., are -.willing to continue this^course and do the best we
can for the miners and the community. If either force or lack of miners,
through the interference of any organization, close down the mines the
ors, but with those who unjustly inter-
responsibility is not witli the operat-
fere."-—Rt.  Mt.  News,  S-9-13.
-   ll
STRIKE CHARGE, OF DYNAMITE IN WORK—TWO HURT
OTTAWA, Aug.' 9.—Two brothers,
Emile and Ernest Savurln, 162 Laurier
avenue, Hull, were injured by flying
stones this morning when a charge of
dynamite they struck while drilling
holes in the rock "on the wall along the
Rideau river in New Edinburgh exploded.
The men were badly Injured about
the head, while there is a possibility
that both may lose their sight. ■ Drs.
McLeod and -MacLaren are in attendance, and do hot yet know just how
badly the eyes are injured. -Resides
being hurt about the face and head,
Emtio also had his arms bruised and
cut. The men are at presentln Water
street hospital.
The men woro deepening. holes
that had already been drilled for the
purpose ot Inserting dynamite. They
ran on to one hole In which It was
stated a charge of dynamite had been
put last night. It went off, throwing'
the men back several yards.
The men were working for Peter'
Lyall, contractor, and It Is claimed
they were told to drill alternate holes.
The Injured men, however, claim they
were told to go ahead and deepen all
the holes.
THE  "MAKING"  OF   MONEY
Some people seem to think that the
first dollar placed in the bank is a
male dollar, and the second dollar Is a
female dollar, and these male and female dollars get married, and then
every year after tlie wedding ceremony these dollars have children in
the form of nickels and dimes, or .annual Interest at 5 ana 10 per cent.
But it isn't so. The dollar you put
in the bank is simply the representative of wealth that was produced by
labor; and when it Is taken out of the
bank it Is exchanged for means of production (capital, if you please), and
that capital was Itself produced by labor, and then a workingman comes
along and uses that capital, and his
labor produces' more wealth, and then
that wealth wealth' produced by labor is exchanged for other dollars, and
those ^dollars that replace the principal and pay the interest are placed
back in the bank. And labor built the
bank, and labor made the safe in the
bank, and,labor *m*ade the paper and
printed, or dug the gold and minted
the.dollars, all of them, male, female
and neuter.
, And the only place where-the wed-
dlng comes in is where the" very emln-
ent^entleman"who""isl>resident_*of ~the~
bank marries 'the money and takes It,
to Canada with him—-and that's a-'de-
cree of divorce from you.—Ben Han-
ford.
"Wo nre willing lo bo judged liy our record. In
offering properties to the public, wo arc doing so
not as a new .firm .with no large interests at slake
who aro only in business to sell one subdivision,
but we are'doing so ns one of the largest firms in
Canada, with a good financial backing, which will
guarantee tiny written representations we give to
our clients, as in every contract there is a written
guarantee as to tho direction and distance from tho
Post Office of tho property. This places the purchaser thnt he knows exactly what he is buying at
time of purchase.
In our extensive business in "Western Canada,
which last year alone amounted to nearly Ten Million Dollars, 75 per cent, of the property wo lmvo
sold hns been sold lo people who novor flaw it, nnd
novor had a chnncc of personally inspecting same,
J«1or this reason we are giving n list oi! Iho properties that wc have, bundled up lo one year ago, and
prices nt which we sold -same, and llie prices they
arc selling at today notwithstanding thn present
financial stringency, Now we consider this is tho
best kind of reference, ns when you give unifies of
people, tbey might lie personal friends of tho firm,
nr have ultcrinv motives for recommending thc firm,
bul when you give llie properties, Ihis is something
ibrit everybody can investigate, nnd in giving tliis
list, nf properties, wo arc imt simply giving a list of
our fiuceessci. but we are giving n full list which
includes nur successes, bnt one liko Cnrnrose. which
bus been a lempnrnry diNiippniiitme.nl, but* ns the
properly we sold in this city is very largely nil lorn ted inside I lie milo circle from the Post Office, in
llie direction in which the town is growing, wc fully
1     1!    ..     itt   ,\,n -nnvl   In;*, vomvu  it   will  <m'r> VOW llfMlll-
, i. .. • \iS\\- l*i Ih'-'piv-vhtvev*.
Tiiis entire property lm* been sold within the
Inst three years, ami as it wiih sold ou very easy
terms running over front eighteen to twenty-four
Some of Our Successes
CALGARY
Prices sold at
Glengarry,    .$65.00 to $100.00 per lot
Grand Trunk    $75.00 to $150 per lot
North Mount Pleasant     $75.00 to $100.00 per lot
Knob Hill ...,,  $250.00 per lot
Kitsilano;.....    $30,00 per lot
REGINA
Rosemont     $300.00 to $350.00  per lot (50 feet)
MOOSE   JAW
Lynbrook Heights     $150,00 to $200.00 por lot
Windsor Park    $150.00 to $200.00  por lot
MEDICINE   HAT.
Cousins & Sissons    $150.00 to $250,00 por lot
High School Annex $260.00 to $300,00 por lot
SASKATOON
Brovoort Park    $ 75.00 por lot
Parkview     $150,00 por lot
PRINCE   ALBERT
Mount Pleasant    $100.00 to $150.00 per lot
CAMROSE
Capilano Gardons ;    $75.00 por lot
Capilano Addition    $75.00 por lot
EDMONTON
Bovorloy Heights     $150.00 to $175,00 per lot
Boulevard Heights  $125.00 to $150.00 per lot
Cro3cont Viow    $125,00 to $150.00 por lot
Worth today
$250.00 to $400,00
$250.00 to $500,00
$250.00 to $350,00
$600.00 to $800.00
$ 75.00 to $100,00
$500.00 to $600.00
$300.00 to £$400.00
$250.00 to $400.00
$ 600.00 to $1000.00
$800.00 to $1200,00
$200.00 to $400,00
$250.00 to $300.00
$300.00 to $350.00
$75.00 to $100,00
$75.00
$300.00 to $400.00
$250.00
$250,00 to $300.00
months, a very largo portion nf the last, payments
1 *    - i i -i      .
t'i,  im.M*. jU-OJicl ill .■» I<it»t. mil. ti.i ,,<-.(   i/i:i n initio.'.     j\,i
,v»<u \wii iiuiiuc, Cn*i )iiit\*.tA in uur) i'ii***i will lie
tilde to mako from $100 per ccnl. to liOO per cent,
on the amount invested, and in every ease wo,have
given vory conservative valuations for today's pric
es. "Wo arc quite satisfied with fnvornblo financial
cunuitiwjjn iimi. aii liiuso piopurues wm increase oi)
per cent, in (lie next -six mont lis.
In making your confidence in today'H investments
wo feel wo con conscientiously do so on our past
record.
MOOSE JAW •
Today we particularly want to recommend to our
clientele Kingsway, Moose Jaw, which is located
inside the city limits, and is all within the two milo
circle from thc Post Office, tho inner corner being
well within the V/o mile circle. It is already served by tho street car lino; six houses aro practically
built, and thirty-four moro proposed to bc built this
year or next. Kingsway wo arc offering at $15.00
per foot frontage. As choice residential property
such as Roscdalo, Toronto, is selling at, $150,000 to
$200.00 por foot, Shaunossey Heights, Vancouver,
similar prices, nnd Mount Royal, Cnlgary, $50.00 to
$100.00..per foot, this gives you somo idea of the
future possibilities of this property.
REGINA
Wo nlso recommend "West Mirror, Regina, which
is nlso located insido tho city limits in tho southwest, in tho diroction in which tho city is growing,
This property we nro selling nt $200.00 per lot up.
EDMONTON
"Wo nro nlso offering a choice investment in tho
eity of Edmonton—Mnyfair. Tliis choico property
is located just ncross tho river from tlio Government House, n short distnnco from tho University
buildings. Wo aro offering this ai hnlf thc price
that the adjoining proportion nre held at. This Ih
acknowledged to bo tho prettiest residential property in the cily of Edmonton. Price $000.00 per
lot up.
0ALQARY
Wo recommend Movhn Place, Calgary, which
properly is all located in the 2V1> mile circle to iho
north-east, This is not tho best residential section,
but as it adjoins the city's uow industrial tracts, it
is destined to bo tho future homo of a largo number of working men. Onr prico is $200.00 to $250,00
per lot.
For further particulars see:
McCUTCHEON BROS., Ltd., Fernie, B.C.
V,
Branch
Offices
HEAD OFFICE, 107 8th Ave. W,, CALGARY, Alta.
621, lit St., Edmonton, JUST" J'*'*' 1708 Rose St., Regina, Bank. 1309 Douglw St., Victoria, B. 0.
Walter Scott Block, Moot* H% ftiifc 447 Main St., Winnipeff, Man. 312 Central Avenne, Great Falls, Mont.
127 Sparks St., Ottawa, Ont;     *      V ?8 Kln&St' WMt» Toronto, Ont. London, England.
Plymouth, England.
Glasgow, Scotland.
* ";,' -*#,'.-V*'.V,
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE. B. C, AUGUST 16,1913
PAGE THREE
A PRIVATE TOWN
Dante, Va., is a private town with a,
private jail nnd private police. Dante's
• population is about 5,000. It has no
mayor, jo council ir.' anythjpg that
looks like' an officer, except -the mine
superintendent and two Baldwin
guards,paid by -the Clinckfield Coal
company whom they call police and
■who arrest people and contine them in
the   company's   jail.,   'Squire   Ghost
.Jives at' Castlewood ten miles away,
but comes here to try the offenders.
Every building in'Dante, including'the
"post office,. doctor's office, dentist's
office, biarber shop, hotel) -store,
church, sch-tfol, hospital, dweJliug and
■. miners' .shacks—all belong to the
Cllnchfieid coal corporation. .There is
not even a voting place there.   The
* nearest pJace to vote is Castlewood, a
flmuJ'l village of a few hundred people
located ten miles from 'Dante. This
company has two more operations of
this kind about fifteen miles'on either
side of Dante, namely—Dumps Creek
and Cranesnest.   The conditions that
" exist on Cabin Creek, W. Va.,- havo existed  throughout the coal region of
Old Virginia for fourteen'.years'to my
personal knowledge, and when the
miners rise, as they no doubt.will in
the near, future, and demand their civil
rights, the Paint Creek" and Cabin
Creek scenes of horror-and bloodshed
will be re-enacted here in all its vividness.
-The company has no Jegal right to
hire peace officers. If that arrangement is sanctioned by the c<jurt at
Lebanon or any other court it does
not bind, because it is a flagrant abuse
of power. The mere fact that Dante,
has 5,000 people does not entitle the
company to have a jail and hire police,
but it does entitle the people of Dante
to elect a mayor and hire police who
are residents of Russell coWty, and a
jail-to be built -from the taxes'and
owned-by the town collectively. That
is the law of Virginia., The company
hires men from 'anywhere to police
this place and sometimes they kill
men here in maldng arrests.' These
policemen break into houses and
search the mail. At one time a barber was run away because he found a
ntiwly-dmg grave. There are -other
things In regard to the whisky traffic
in this prohibition territory that I am
unable to explain.
**. ' A MINER.
Great Northern
Train for south leaves Fernie at 12.43 p.m.
daily except Sunday, making close connection, with
through main line trains for all eastern p,nd southern points, through mainline trains to Kansas City
anjl Chicago without change.
■ Connection with all lake and Atlantic steamship lines. '
J. S. THOMSON
- PHONE 161. BOX 305.
*gs
PANTORIUM   TAILORS
Over'McLean's Drug Store
Our new Suitings are here. Splendid wearers,.
handsome tweeds and worsteds. Drop in and
Inspect them. -   ,   -. -
SUITS TO MEASURE FROM $15 UP
Latest "New York" and "Paris Styles
Genuine French System of Dry Cleaning
Ladies' Fancy Garments a Specialty.   Feathers,
Furs, Gloves, Ladies' or Men's Hats cleaned
or dyed and blocked, any Btyle.
PRESSING AND REPAIRING NEATLY DONE
at reasonable prices * ,,
Out-of-town work attended to promptly
the WALDORF
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
50c. and Upwards
Amorlcan Plan Rates
$2.00 per Day
8AM GRAHAM, Manager
PHONE 41
Thomson Se. Morrison
K'uneral Directors Fertile* B.
Local Agentct
Orders taJccn throughout thc Vaam
Chemistry for Mining Men
■ Coal—It's Chemical Composition Etc.	
It is perhaps scarcely necessary to
say that coal is one of the most important minerals dealt with in everyday life.    As a fuel, either as -coal, or.
in the form of coke which results from
its destructive distillation, it is of the
utmost .importance,  though its  position  is being displaced in  some, instances by the growing use of olls_as
fuels in various directions.   There are
of course several distinct kinds of coal
and also of intermediate compounds
which are the result of various transitional changes during the formation
of coal.    It isgenerally admitted that
these various products—such as peat,
lignite, brown coal, bituminous coals,
cannel and anthracite—have been produced by the decomposition of vegetable matter which . flourished   some
thousands of years ago.     Chemically,
there are four essential constituents
in these various fuels, namely, carbon,
hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen, and If
we examine analyses which have been
made of theso deposits we find   that
commencing with wood, there Is about
50 per cent of carbon with about 40
of -oxygen, the remainder consisting
oi hydrogen and nitrogen.     On the
other hand, anthracite contains more
than  90  per  cent,  of carbon,   with
about 2 per cent of oxygen, the remainder being again hydrogen and nitrogen.     Taking peat, lignite,-cannel
and bituminous coals in between these
two extremes, we find a gradually increasing amount of carbon, and a decreasing amount of oxygen.     The hy-'
drogen  is fairly constant in  all but
the anthracite,  which contains least
of all.    The nitrogen also is not very
variable, ranging from 1 to 2 per cent.
Of oourse the above remarks refer to
the dried substance In each case, that
is, with no mechanical moisture present.     Naturally the chemical changes which have gone on during the conversion of vegetable matter into these
different kinds of fuel have occupied
Ygry long periods, and have been complicated.     As one would expect from
chemical considerations,    when    this
vegetable matter, -rich in carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, undergoes decomposition,  compounds    of    these   elements will be found in the products.
Mining men are all too familiar with
at  least two  of the  principal  ones,
namely, marsh gas, methane or firedamp and carbon dioxide.
Though fire-damp has marsh gas for
its most dangerous constitutent, it is
usually mixed with a certain amount
of carbon dioxide, and indeed it is
highly probable that other hydrocarbons that-marsh .gas are sometimes
associated with it in fire-damp. These
are often more highly explosive tinn
marsh gas itself. One, ca.ii understand, too, how immense volumes of
these gases have Jn some formations
b e co me imprisoned, either in the coal
'itself~of"inthB adjoining strata, and
consequently are pent up under enormous pressure. Such volamps of
gas are liable to be "lapped" at any
thiic ,)n mining opefatlcns. In some
cases large outbursts of gas, consisting almost entlroly. of carbon dioxldp,
have been met with.' This appears to
he peculiar to certain French mines.
The nitrogen which, is often found
with the gases resulting' from the de
composition of coal, is no doubt largely due to the air which was imprisoned
'with the-^de'eomposing vegetable matter at early; periods' of its formation,
that is, while air Wid still access to it.
Coal is.a hydrocarbon, and its decomposition^ a, great number of products are' "qbta-ined: By gradually
heating a little dry .coal in a test tube,
interesting information may be obtained. The first product will be water—
not from moisture in the coal, but resulting from the union of hydrogen
and'oxygen In the coal. A yellowish
smoke then comes off, aud from this
a .brownish yellow liquid, which soon
becomes darker, condenses on the sides of the tube. If a lighted match be
applied to^the end of the tube it is
found that a .gas is coining off which
will readily burn. This is, of course,
crude coal gas. Further, if a moistened red litmus paper be held In the
mouth of the tube It is turned blue
proving that an alkaline gas is, bein-j
evolved. This gas is ammonia, forced by the union of nitrogen ancl hydrogen in the coal. On further heating
strongly a smell of sulphur-dioxide
may be noticed if much pyrites is present in the coal, tho sulphur In the
latter becoming oxidised to S02 (Inferior). The dark brown to black
liquid noticed earlier Is the tar, so
that there are at least three products
obtained from coal, namely, gas, ammonia, tar. By further heating to
drive off all matter that is volatile, a
residue remains in the tube known as
coke.
Coke is in many instances quite as
valuable a fuel as coal,     In certain
manufacturing processes, notably    In
iron smelting ln blast furnaces, it is
largely used, in fact, is indispensable
in certain districts.     Now, until comparatively few years, ago    the    coke
which Is "required for this work was
made in a very wasteful manner.   All
the valuable constituents which  one
can see driven off by heating coal in a
test tube, were burnt and practically
all lost in the atmosphere.     This was
when the old bee-hive ovens or even
earlier types of coke ovens were in
general use.     Iu modern coking processes these materials are recovered
iii large quantities, the chief by-products being tar; sulphate of ammonia,
benzol and coke.     In addition to the
recovery of these valuable substances,
the gases which are driven off during
the coking are made full us eof.     After the ammonia and benzol have been
extracted from them, they are burnt,
with a suitable admixture of air, and
made to circulate in flues outside the
coking chamber, and to do all the coking.     Even then there is a surplus of
gas available- for other purposes, such
as steam-raising.
It  is  found  that  the__micr_Qscoim
COLONEL  CQDY   AND
STUDENT   KILLED
Was Trying Out New Aeroplane Over
Open Country With Companion—
Machine Came to Earth With Crash.
changes in coal .vary with the chemical composition, for instance, in anthracite there is practically no trace
of vegetable structure when viewed
under the microscope. . In the bituminous coala, brown coal, etc, there is
ample evidence of vegetable formation. Graphite, which Is of course
found dn largo quantities in nature,
consists almost entirely of carbon, 98
to 99 per cent.     It is usually found
in districts which have been highly
disturbed, and is probably the * last
stage in the decomposition of vegge-
table matter when all gases have been'
eliminated.
■Searching experiments have-, been
made as to the physical-constitutents
of coals as regards the action of certain solvents upon different. kinds. It
was found that pydridine, which is a
liquid extract obtained from coal tar,
dissolves out certain constituents
from some coals, while other coals are
practically unacted upon.* Professor
Bedson has pointed out that pyridine
dissolved 16 to 18 per cent, of a Dur-
ham coal, but had no action on anthracite, and it-has also been found that
the coklug action of a coal is weakened considerably after it has been acted upon by pyridine, which dissolves
out certain constituents, and in some
cases it is found that practically all
except the fixed carbon and the ash
or mineral matter Is dissolved out.
These soluble substances are probably
of a resinous nature, together with
other hydrocarbon bodies. "Weathering has a remarkable effect on somo
coals, and often the coking power is
lessened, and the ammonia yield decidedly affected. The weathering Is
largely due to absorption of oxygen
from the air, which appears to point
to the presence of vegetable bodies of
a resinous nature, since such bodies
have an affinity for oxygen. At the
same time coal is not unlike charcoal
with regard to its power of absorbing
gases, though in a much less degree;
still this is thought to be one of the
causes of the spontaneous combustion
of coal 0
As regards the analysis of coals, the
amounts of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen
and   nitrogen   can   be   estimated by
chemical methods,  arid  for  practical
purposes it is necessary to know the
amount cf sulphur and mineral matter
or ash, as well as the calorific-or heating   power   of   the fuel.    Instead of
showing' the  total  carbon,' hydrogen,
and oxygen it is often "customary to
make a practical test, namely, to estimate the amount of volatile matter,
the amount  of   fixed    carbon   from
which not only can the coking properties be obtained, but also the amount
of ash in the coke from any particular
coal can be calculated.   It is of course
desirable to know the amount of nitrogen, so as to form an estimate as to
the amount of ammonia- (and from it
sulphate of ammonia) to be obtained
from the fuel.   Tlie mineral matter or
ash Is that which remains when all
the hydrocarbons   have   been   driven
off, arid all the fixed   carbon1   burnt
away, that is, the whole of the- combustible matter got rid of.   Naturally,
other things being equal, a coal which
cratsI*n.-^te^toJfift_een,per_cent_of,ash.
cannot have the same heating value
as one which only contains four or
tlve per cent,   Again, sulphur Is an undesirable constituent. Some coals contain only y_ to % per cent, of sulphur;
others contain 2% to 3 per cent. This
affects the quality of the coke produced very greatly, especially when coke
Is to be used—as   It  largely  is—for
metallurgical   processes.—Science   &
Art of Mining.
LONDON', Aug 9.—Colonel S. Cody,
aviator, was killed in an aeroplane ac
cldent at Aldershot today.
, Cody was trying out a new aeroplane when he met his death. In the
machine with him was a passenger
by the name of Evans. They were ftyping over the open country, most of
which is government land, in the Aldershot district, and had just reached
the government house when their
aeroplane began travelling badly, and
finally fell'with a crash to the ground.
Several officials rushed to the spot
and the bodies of Cody and Evans
were found lying beneath the aeroplane.
Farm   Life
and   Health
"I can tell you," said he, "how much
water runs over,Niagara Falls to a'
quart."
"How much?" asked she.
"Two pints,"
KING'S  HOTEL
Car supplied with  tho  best Wines.
Liquors ami Cigars
DINING. ROOM  IN CONNECTION
W. MILLS,
Prop
JIany farmers never send for a doctor from ona year's end to another.
But this is not a sure Indication that
they and their families are perfectly
healthy.
.    c-
You—for instance—may not have had
the doctor for years. Yet it is safe to
say that you DOX;T always feel Ct
and "well. Many days in the year you
don't feel like working. You may not
havo to stay in -bed but1 you DON'T
feel just "right."
That miserable feeling is usually
caused hy Indigestion, Dyspepsia, ' or
Biliousness.
- You would welcome relief if you
could get It—wouldn't you? "Well, you
can get .relief—any time you need it —
quick and positive Telief. Take 15 drops
of Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup —
the great English remedy for ALL
stomach disorders. It will set your
stom3.oh RIGHT and KEEP it right.
It's almost purely herbal—Nature's own
remedy for sick stomachs. It has been
used in England for ovor 40 yeiara.
Thero It Is the Standard remedy for
weak dlgwtlons.
Get Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup.
Tako ilt regularly. Then -note the improvement ln your health.
Price, $1.00.   Trial size, 50c.
For sale by
THE McLEAN DRUG & BOOK CO.
] FERNIE, B.C.
"REAL ESTATE GOING   UP?'
The question is asked.   We.
answered; "Look around you   ■
and see.
Investigation Discloses That
Real Estate Prices Are Advanc-
. ing  ..
Are you alive to the situation?   If you are we can show
you a place you can make a
big profit on.
As compared to later on.
Just Now, Houses    Here    Are
Dirt Cheap.
M. A. KASTNER
ALEX B&CK BLOCK,
ferhie,:b. C.
THE
«i»*asaasfi
BeJIej
The Worker With
The Capitalist Mind
In sentencing Roach, iu!las Rose, to
six months ln jail with hard labor,
Magistrate South deplored the fact
tbat the criminal code would not allow
him to be sentenced for a longer period,
WHY
woro the FIR3T PRIZE and tho GOLD MEDAL
at the Edmonton Exhibition awarded to
SWIFT'S PREMIUM HAMS, BACON, ETC?
Because they arc THE BEST ON THE MARKET, that's why.
Buy them all the time at
THE 41   MARKET   CO.
C.
Have you ever seen tho worker with |
the capitalist mind?
If there woro only two or three ot
him, ho would be caught" and put In a
nniBoum or a mental sanitarium. Dut
ho Is too common to attract any such
notico. In fact, he bears a very strong
rosomblanco to tho averago 'man.  ,.
Tho peculiar characteristic of the
worker with the capitalist mind is
that ho ls deceived by a property-owning illusion all his Hfo. Ho tall-tenets
and votes aa If ho wove a capitalist,
whoroas ho has no moro proporty than
a cockroach.
This illusion Is so strong that tho
poor victim loses almost nil know-
lodgo of what roally concerns lilm,
anil spends his Hfo ln defending his
imaginary wealth and capitalistic In-
tcroBlB. In nuuiy Instances Uio Illusion 'bncomoH ovon atrdiiRor'thnn tho
Instinct of seU-in'OBorvatlon. "
A caso of tills kind happonort rocont-
ly, whon °a .wage-worker who founil
UlmsoU thrown out of employment by
a lockout, at onco Jolnod tho mllltln
uiul shot himself,
Thoso \vlio aro undor tlio Influence
of this singular delusion nro llko tho
monks and hermits of tho Middle
Arcs, who -imagined thoy woro living
In tx slato of holiness iintl heavenly
hllBs when In reality thoy woro Inhabiting dark and dlmiwl cavos tlint worn
too foul oven for tlio wild animals ,ot
tho forest.
For ltiHlnncrt, n fow days ago I smt
down on a bonoh In Central Pnrk nml
commenced a convocation with n
shnhblly-drosHoil man who was occupying tlio snmo seat, Wo talked of
tho condition ot buslnoss and so forth;
nnd at onco Iio began to display tlio
peculiar weakness to which wo hnvo
-,        .....
.-.-..-Wi  ^.iiiuii.n*
"V?** nro \\\** rlchoet nntlom in thr>
world," »nl(l ho, throwing out his
chest llko a pouter plRoon.
"Tho balance ot -trade In our favor
Infft yoar was nearly $700,000,000, Our
national  wealth  amounts  to  $1,200
•JH»it-.C«   j'of   te'ittiy    Hl'rtll,   IVWfMTl   una
chllil In tho country. In another hundred ycara wo'll own tlio earth nnd
mnko ovon the King of England pay
us ront."
With somo difficulty T tod to him
talk on subjects on which ho was <uwe
tittd normal, and v«fcs(sntly found out
thnt ho had boon ,out of work for
throo months, had nol a cent of money
In the bank and had been obliged to
nloep In tho park for tho last fofir or
flvo nights. Yet this unfortunat-a
worker with tho capttallit mind waa
In lib Imagination a shareholder In
every trust In tho country.
In its last stages, Mils curious mental defect results lu the comploto paralysis of tho reasoning faculties. In
spite of all tho ten thousand miseries
of poverty, tho poor enthusiast still
fancies that Ills destinies aro linked
with tlioso of Rockofollor, etc, Ills
powers of observation nro blunted ln
somo mysterious way, mid his mind
loses tho ability to gonornllzo from
tho facts lhat are brousht beforo him.
Moro than Hits, and -most pitiable of
all, bo concolvcs a fierce dlsllko for
any friend wlio endeavors to restore
his mental balance. Uo Imagines tlmt
all who hold nn opposlto opinion nro
Incondlnrlca nnd personal enemies,
whoso aim is to destroy whnt ho calls
IiIb "liberty" nnd his "homo."
TWO KILLED BY G. T. P.
ENGINE—ANOTHER  HURT
REGINA, Auk. 11.—Carelessness of
operation accounted for tho loss of
two nioro lives on tho G, T, P., south
of RoKln-a, Friday night. A machinist
named . MeQueon, and his assistant,
Lars Gsoar Walberg, woro cut to pieces and a third man seriously -injured,
Tho men were work In k under nn en-
Kino which, for so mo reason was loft
unprotected hy sluiwls, whon anothor
englno bumped them and tho mon
wero cut to plows.
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Best, Accommodation  in  the   Pass.—
Up-to-Date — Every    Convenience.—
Excellent Cuisine.
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BELLEVUE, Alta.
Grand Union Hotel
COLEMAN, Alta.     ■
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We cater to the workingman's trade
G, A. CLAIR .•-.' Proprietor
J
THREE   DEAD   IN   CABIN   ARE
ARE FOUND WHEN SHIP DOCKS
QUEBEC, »Auff. 11— A BlraiiKo disaster Is reported here   from  honguo
Astrtiio^niisos'orthlsdlHordor'ox.l1^'"10'   MnnnRnn,   on   tho   Labrador
ports differ. It Is Generally believed,
however, that tho best hint as to lis
origin wuu glvon by Dunvln..
As to llfl euro wo don't know any-
thlnK thnt promises morn speedy re.
llof than takliiK a strom? dono of Socialist lltonUiiro.—Exchange.
WITH 8EVEN TON BOULDER
ROLLING TOWARDS HIM,
ENGINEER  8TOP8 TRAIN
AND 8AVES PA88ENGERS
const.    A  sphoonor arrived  thorn on
Saturday rfnd throo dead piiBBongorB
wero.found.In her cabin.
Tho Dead
Mr, and Mrs. -Tamos ltohhett, of Hals
dos M'oiitons. Mrs. ClmrloB Vlgmtiilt,
of Miittasqiioh.
tins poisoning Is Riven as tlio cause
of death, ami tho coronor'n jury found
to this effect,
TWO
KILLED WHEN
"i.   BOILER
BLOWS   UP
Steam Heated Throughout
ElectricJLighted
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Fernie, B. C.
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Rates $2.50 per day
With Private Bath $100
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EDMONTON. Aug. il.*iA fow minutes aftor ;i o'clock thl* .nftornoon tho
troln duo In Kdm'oiilon at. 8.110 tills
HiomlnB -from Toto .launo ■ Oncho, arrived In tho city, Tho train was do-
railed on its westward journey by a
hiiRO ■ boulder, which 'cwahfld down on
tho lino In front of It, with tho result
that botwoon *lx and seven hours was
lost beforo tho train could start on Ita
journoy. Tho train was a heavy one,
thoro beliig two extra <?ara with the
momhors  of tho  Alpine,, club from
i-iiUu-Ui,  ivi'uauit ..i.uituciJ.     lilt'ld   WtilU
nh'o n TiurnVr nt Inrnl jirnplr* on
bonrd. and 0. T. P. olflelnls had to
answer many anxious onquIrlOB from
friends cts to when tho train would
arrlvo.
Ono Men's Body Blown Two HUndrJtl
Poet—Lands on a Stump
HOqtUAM, Wash,, Ailff. 'li—Ttvo
■men wero instantly killed Tlmrwdiy
afternoon nt tho enrnp of tlio Wil In pa
tiOKKliiK Company, eleven mllea out
on North Illver, when tho bcillor of a
donkey engine nxplod-ml, The <1on;l
aro .1.11. KolslIiiK, iik«> -12, of IloijiUam,
■foreman, and'John Anteln, flr-omaii,
Tho forco ot the   explosion  shook
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;.,!*.   «..,—• *    > •   ■••*'. -
flwny. Ant(>lsi wn« hl*<wn rivmr '>M
feet throtiRh tho nlr, his body striking a atiimp. Kolslln-g was thrown
only a few feet,
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James H. Naylor, Bellevue
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MODERN   FAWN   SHOCKS   JUDGE
VANCOUVER, H.O., Aug. 12.~H.irtl.
ly tall enough to seo over tho etl-qo of
the witness box, little 12-year-old .John
Riisko appeared In th**- pollco court
Monday mornJnir and told the *tory of
Ukj btfortft of Mm Bosch to lead tilm
to a life of crime, that mnde the j'irise
cry out In horror. This muiluru Fa-alu
mho In well known to tlio pollco ai n
most deiperato character, and has had
•everal jail sentence**!, not only schemed to teach tha lad to Hml, but olan-
nod to have him aaslat ln committing
murders,
CUNBURN,
**    ^LISTERS,
sore Feet.
Wvmyhenly
am Buk
CE. LYONS
Insurance, Real Estate
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Money to Loan on first class Business and Residential property PAGE FOUR
THE DISTRIOT LEDGER, FEENIfi, >B. C, AUGUST 16,1913
Published every Saturday morning at its office
Pellat Avenue, Fernie, B. 0... Subscription $1.00
,per year in advance... An excellent advertising
medium.   Largest circulation in the District.    Advertising rates on application.   Up-to-date facilities
for the execution of all kinds of book,  job  and
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Address all communications to the District Ledger.
F. H. NEWNHAM   Editor-Manager
Telephone No. 48 Post Office Box No. 380
THE ISLAND SITUATION
Today wo visited the locnl bastile and enquired
flie number detained therein and were informed
that there were fifteen "boarders."
During tlie eight months strike in this town in
1911 the local police force found little or nothing
to do and for weeks at a stretch there was not a
single "boarder" in the jail, and wc assert that at
no time since the City of Pernio held a charter has
better order been preserved in the town. This is
not exaggerating but history to those who happened to bc here during the strike. True there was a
time at the end of thc strike when the men lost
tlieir temper, but this was scarcely to be wondered
at, but, even tlie arrival of "Bowser's Guard" was
treated as a joke and every fair-minded individual
"who was in this town during the strike will corroborate to tlie fullest extent the assertion that at no
period has the town been so orderly. Bearing these
facts in mind we must admit that the alarming reports from the capitalist press did not prejudice us
to the same extent that it>may have others. "Six
men killed, "-■ howls the telegraphic report of the
Nelson News.
R. Foster, President of District No. 28, U. M. "W.
of A.,,says:
"THERE HAVE BEEN NO FATALITIES UP TO
. TIIE PRESENT."
You can accept what you like, Mr. Reader, but if
you were in Fernie and knew the number that the
Calgary and Lethbridge journals "killed" during
the eight months strike, you will appreciate tlie
veracity of information emanating from the usual
news agency source. "Dastardly Outrages," "Nonunion Men Shot," "Strikers Wreck City," all this
happened during the strike here—in the Calgary
papers. ' The fact that the only "Dastardly Outrage" committed here was perpetrated by two precocious youths .who afterwards confessed is a detail.
WKen~one~lii?"reatl_tlie account and heard how
many have been "didded" to death by the union
miners it is not surprising that they should "color"
the account by stating that the only apparent reason for the strike is thc refusal of companies to recognize the union.
It appears that the preservers of "law and order" are the unionists while the agents provacature
are the generous scoundrels who have sacrificed
every claim to decency and protection by their repeated attempts to stir up the union men who are
striking not only for tlieir own rights but to secure
better conditions in which thc cowardly prostitutes
must of necessity share.
The events of this week wore forecast in a letter
we published in last week's issue and it is not to
be wondered, after tho treatment moteel out, tho
striking mineworkers on tho Island, that thoy
should resent snmo and decide to do a little "policing" themselves.
The operators on the island have repeatedly sol;
tlie Immigration law aside (or shall we say been
permitted) i.llm immigration lnw m a joke witli
(hem nnd there is not tlie slightest danger of friend
Bowser refusing admission to any unsuspecting
worker they mny smuggle across tlie border or
across the oeonn. Whnt, nre Federal Immigration
restrictions to them? Tliey have beon nllowed to
brenk thorn so often thnt they would lm positively
foolish to regard them otherwise than a joke. The
B. C Federationist publishes an interesting account
of the efforts of Mr. Tompkins to defeat the insidious "foreign" union that is working so much harm4
among the miners of Vancouver Island. -       • '• ^   \
"It will doubtless be a surprise to many "to learn
that some of these ultra-patriotic mine-operators,
who are so concerned over the invasion of "our"
couutry by such "foreign" unions as the U. M. W.
of A., are themselves 'foreigners' aud do not hesitate to bring foreigners into the country to take the
place of those on strike. In proof thereof the case
of Mr. Tompkins, managing director of the Pacific
Coal Company, who is also holding the same position in a mining company at Oronoga, Mon,, is specific. Needing strikebreakers at South "Wellington,
and being unable to get them in this district, Mr.
Tompkins journeyed to Missouri in the hope that he
might be able to get what he needed in that particular district. Owing to his prominence in that part
of the country and because of the fact that the news
of the situation on Vancouver Island is not very
widely disseminated in that neighborhood, he was
able to secure tho men ,in Joplin, Mo., who were
willing to come and work in the mines at South
Wellington. They were engaged at the rate of $-4
per day for helpers. The fare was advanced to be
repaid at not less than $10 per month. They crossed the border at Portal -on the Soo Line. No danger of anyone raising the barrier of the Federal immigration law at that point, and the party arrived
in Vancouver on Saturday last. In order that no
agitator should get near them and perhaps cause
dissention, they were hurried to a launch and conveyed to Boat Harbor. From there they were conveyed in a box car to the company's property at
South Wellington, and housed ih the machine
shop."
That the men should have a hunch that there was
something shady when such secrecy was necessary
in this "prosperous and glorious Dominion" is not
to bo wondered at, and-as a result of their suspicion
the company lost most of their "generous",, supporters. < i
It is not so many weeks ago that sixty odd men
were shipped in from the Old Country and conveyed to the coast in the hope that they would prove
traitors to their'class and prostitute their manhood.
You know how successful this effort was—the operators secured ONE SLAVE. .
The mineworkers are fighting to uphold the
Mines Regulation Act—law that the government
has enacted. The operators may attempt to blind
the public-and, no doubt/will succeed. The public
of Nanaimo is much the same as in these parts—
they have something to lose by the mines being idle
and don't like it.. The fact that the inineworker
also have something to lose does not affect them.
He should work; and,' 'of course, he must work if
they would live—under our present system. The
inineworker .realizes the fact that he also must live;
NOTICE{
-*■#**'■.
^ '■■ -~ *JavinS decided to close'our Branch aTFeiBieTw'e'fiavrdisDO'?^ nf A.;,-~i • -
at hat placed glveil a short lease of our prem.se^he sX K°*ZS *T*
will qontinue-the business there.?--;. ,'   "       ' ^--SSK^W-Ma/wh-dJ
■ - All aepositob'are requested to bring-iri'theIr!PasrBooksTcO,VSv7;s^- J-.i»y-«
thosaoftheHoma.Bankof,Canadaiortoobt.ai^
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■ The Home BankvnllreceiV^aym^M^^^^^^.^.,-
,-We.haveplgsure in saying that th5'kome^I^k^c^l^^«W|(»te«^
our Ferme;cust6m<| the jaoe co^^y^nd.ccns^eratioirwh^SSv]?^
our aim to extendjonhem/*''^       —" '"     "~ - ^"-nas^alwaj^been.
*'J'fxXi''' -' BANKjO^HAMiLTON
August Hth;UBlifo^   -^ - EERNlJliB^C.;
News of the District Camps
(Continued from Page 5)
was decided to bury him at Pincher'
Creek on Monday, the 11th inst. As
It was agreed to stop the mine on the
of his burial a large number of his
brother unionists journeyed lu brakes
to Pincher Creek -to attend the funeral. After the celebration of Holy Mass
a procession was formed, outside tlie
Roman Catholic Church by his comrades who followed his remains to the
cemetery where, after reading the
burial service, he was laid peacefully
to Test.
'The. Dist. Vice Pres. Visits Beaver
Mines
On Sunday, tho 10th inst., the Beaver Mines local was honored by a visit
from the Eklatrict Vice President," Bill
Graham. Although Mr. Graham's visit was somewhat of a surprise, yet
when it became known that he was ln
tho camp a large bunch of members
attended the local meeting at 3 .p.m.
to give him a welcome and hear what
he had to say. On being called upon
by the chairman, Mr! Graham quickly
intimated that he was not by. any
means a silver-tongued orator, and
that if they expected a long speech
from him they ,would be disappointed.
However, after thanking the local for
giving (Mm the nomination, and referring sympathetically to the sad accident which'had just occurred in mine,
the speaker warmed up to ihis subject
and delivered what was considered -to
be one of the most practical addresses
on trade union matters that the members had the pleasure of listening to.
The new D. V. P. may not be a silver-
tongued orator, but he is certainly a
deep thinker, and his speech was
brimful of deep thought and practical
knowledge gained chiefly from bitter
experience. Besides he has a calm
convincing method of putting his ar-'
guments to his audience and impressing them with' convictions -which he
himself has formed as the result of
bitter struggle in the labor world. Mr.
Graham -may not feel as much at home
in all locals as he did in Beaver, but
seeing tliat it was his first public
speech to a local in his new capacity
he left a„good impression behind him.
After accompanying .a ^ deputation, to
^ej^aaagMi^ntJiext_,dfly_:he,jleft_for,
day at noon, owing to a breakdown.
The mine was also Idle on Wednesday.
J. A, Cooper has just arrived here
from a three months' "vacation In the
Old Country. Jack says there Is nowt
doing in Th'oud Country.
' The stork visited the home of Joe
McLean on Saturday, 8th inst., and
presented him with a (fine son.
The laundry girls held the usual
dance In Adams Park oa Monday
night. 'William McM-ullen supplied the
music, everybody having a good time.
♦ ♦
♦ BANKHEAD   NOTES ♦
♦ ■
he has no desire to be asphyxiated by,poisonous
gases. A nice sympathetic public won't help him
a damn when he's dead. The situation isthusly:
This is purely a workers' struggle and it is absurd
to talk of a sympathetic public, the other buncum.
Sympathy, unless expressed in some practical manner, is worth what it costs tlie donor—nothing!
As will be seen from a notice in another portion
of this issue, Comrade James Fisher, of Vancouver,
will address a meeting, on Victoria ave., on Saturday at 8 p.m. This will be a great opportunity of
hearing some sound commonsense talk on Socialism,
and all thoso wiio are anxious to receive a little additional education should arrange to be there themselves and advertise thc meeting as much as possible. Kick and keep on kicking, that is the only
molhod by which wo progress, but your kick will be
moro effective if. you convince others that you aro
sincere There is nothing tliat counts for less than
the man who, while ever ready to knock, cnn never
summon sufficient moral courage to act. This su-
pinencss is characteristic of some men and ovory
causo. Mr. Fisher is an able speaker and thoroughly conversant witli his subject, and you should sec
that ho hns nn audience worthy of tho sentiments
of this town, In the event of the weather being unfavorable arrangements will bo mado to hold meeting in tho hall. .
SOME 8HOW "BELIEVE ME"
With a splendidly balancod company, Billy "Single" Clifford support-
od by that clover prima donna, Ida
May, will bo noon In tho -morrlost musical Hatlro, "llollovo Mo," at tlio
Grand Theatre, Thursday, Aug, 21 at,
Tho Hiicrx'UH of tills play during tho
past boiihom from coast to -const wiih
llttlo uh ort of iiliunoiriomil, TlilH sen-
-son It will b» noun to much bettor advantage, tho coitijmny Imlng Improved
by thn addition of MIhb Ida May, and
a vory clever lllll*.) hIiikIiik ami dancing Houbrclto, MIhh Mno Collins, who
wan a foat-iii'o tlio piiut homhoii Iu "Tlm
IMiik Jjirty" mul nt tlio miim lli.iwo | Kindly romombnr tliis Is uot confined
Lethbridge, taking with him the  local's best wishes for success.
Labor Day Sports
■Owing to the.sports held here on
two former occasions being such great
successes, the committee were encouraged to try again, and with that object
■in view another ;strong committee was
elected with Mr. Torpy is chairman
and the genial Tom Moody secretary.
Collectors wero also appointed to sell
membership tags at $1 each and judging from the number spoken for a
large sum will 'be forthcoming to -provide prizes, etc., ou Labor Day, Sept.
1st. Besides ah attractive program,
offering substantial prizes for all
kinds of 'athletic competitions, a baseball competition open to all teams,
prize $50, will bo given; also a foot-
ba-. competition open to all comers,
prlzo $50, is offered; whilst a tug of
war, open to1 all nationalities, prize
$35, Is included, ailil seeing the number of teams representing different
nationalities that are.entered or pick-
od, this should provo a most -Interesting competition. A danco will bo hold
In tlio evening ln aid of tho baseball
club nnd a honrty Invitation Is oxtond-
od to visitors from all tho surrounding
district b.
Donald McMillan, who recently accepted a position ns flroboea at Bollovuo, removed his wlfo, family and fur-
in tu to from this camp on Monday.
vVHl yo no Come hack again, Donald?
An olly-tonguod hobo who calls himself Scotty Hunter pulled out of this
camp on tho Q. T. last wook aftor lotting ix fow rospootablo unon who bo-
frlomlod lilm in for several tlollars,
"Scotty, yo're no a credit to th' land
o' cakes,"
♦ MICHEL NOTE8 ♦
♦ ♦
Owing to tho unHOttlod weather tlm
Sunday School plcnlo arrnngod for
was postponed until noxt Wednesday,
Teams will bo waiting at 1 p.m. tn
tiilo» tlio nliltilrnn oat on thn prnlrlo
for tho nftornoon—wnntlinr poriiilUIng
--In Old Town, gathering at tlm Moth-
odlst Clwrrh In N'mv Town at Holler's
In Now York, Tho Throo Weston Sisters will In: up tu thu Clifford standing, which montifl much, nnd Hilly will
havo tlm biggest nml brightest Reaction of songs ho has ovor had tn Ills
long career.
"llollovo Mo" la a success with a
capital "»" aa Wily Clifford's brand of
comody and dancing In delightfully
Pleasing. *,*.*.,.,
On Thursday, August 13th,, Mr.
.lamea N. nrldgemnn, of Calgary, nnd
Ml** Barnlt lAlthwnlte, ofthls city,
woro unltod fn marriage at tho homo
nf  thl*   hrtrtp'S   Twrf>Tit«    Woof  Ffimlr>
liy Rov, 1). M. Porloy. Aflor flipper
I'm party, consisting or somo twenty
frlonds, spent an -enjoyable ovonlng In
Ramos nnd tmislc, Tlm young couple
will leave on Saturday for thoir futuro
homo In Cnlgary, whoro tho groom
lm* a position with Mm Orwit Wnst
Saddlery Company.
THE THREE WMTBRN SISTERS with "Believe Me" at tht Grand Aug. 21
OIED
Augutt 14—Edith Griffith, aged 4
moniin, .1 doyt. Funeral from her
home In Went Ferale, Itov. Walton of-
' -r'Btitlff.
The l/ocal Union Is arranging a fishing tournament to take place during
the week beginning Wednesday beforo
La:bor Day and ending the Wednesday
following. Five 'species are to be competed for—lake trout, speckled trout,
rainbow trout, bull trout and grayling.
Conditions of the tournament will be
published in the.Ledger next week.
The annual Sunday School picnic
was held on the 6th, 92 children besides -mothers taking part The company very .generously took the children down to the grounds in wagons
at 10 a.m., fetching them home at 7
p.m. Miss Moth provided tea and ice
cream for refreshments. A good range
of prizes was distributed for children's
races, and an enjoyable time spent.
The array of Bankhead cripples sitting oii the hotel verandah this week
was a striking picture In contrast to
the men passing by from their work In
B level and reminds one of Kipling's
"War Ode."
Home from. tiie wars,   covered   with
•scars,
Sit the poor fighting (working) men,
'broke in our wars.
Sit the poor fighting men, surly and
grim,.,• *.-.... '     ■■;     .- ,-,---
Mocking the  litl of the conquerors
hymn, etc.
,,, For it would be difficult to find in
any camp, such a collection of broken
backed, one eyed, bum legged humanity and we venture to assert that,the
insufficiency of hospital arrangements
may be responsible in a large measure
for this. The people of Bankhead
■have been endeavoring to placeman
hospital here for some time, but are
held up by the company, who own the
whole business. We must say it's
time the Lord sharpened his sword,
for anyone who would prolong a-con-
dltion such as prevails here.
■Mine Inspector Scott paid a visit to
the mines this week.
We congratulate Mert Embree on
successfully passing his examination
forfireboss.   ■
The hoo-doo of the school has been
located. -It was In the chimney. Mat
Glover had instructions to build a few
feet more on the top of the building,
and on looking-down the chimney he
got such a scare tliat he nearly fell off
the roof. Now there Is a gas committee out of a job, a bunch of stoves for
«aie, and a smile on the trustees' faces
that won't come off.
The, registrar's returns to the department for July are two births, one
marriage, five deaths.
The tennis tournament between
Bankhead and Canmore was not concluded owing to tho heavy rain on Friday. The Can-more visitors were entertained to a dance until mldnl-ght, a
good number of Bankhead dancers
taking advantage of the occasion.
Born—August 4th, to Mrs, W. Ross,
a daughter.
It will be remembered with regret
tliat the father of this child, Billy
Ross, was killed on January lGth, 1913.
-can Civil Wari-,ajid will be a. vivid
historical -lesson. '. -- : _ '_:•;'' f -
The special /feature, next week- -is
"KatMeen Mavouineen," from one of
the mo^t-Irish of Irish'plays, and'will
be shown in three reels.
The Isis managementsglve -clean, up-"
to-date features* and guarantee to
show same twice nightly,
■Competitions seem to .be tho" order
of the day and Mr. N. E. Suddaby,
druggist, 'has a fine piano.in his store-
that he wants to find a donar for.
Watch the Ledger for particulars, in
■the meantime call in and; asu him for
a few coupons—these will cost you
nothing while the prize is something'
well worth -winning.
Classified Ads.-Gent a Word
Shirtwaist Dance August 18
You are all going to the1 dance on
the 18th. Most of the new dances will
be Introduced. A program of variety.
Tickets $1.00; dancing 9.30.
THE  ISIS THEATkE
to iho Hundny School Bcliolnni, but all
Tho children in town aro InvUml,
adults ns woll. So como nml bring
along nomo rcfroBlimnntfl with you.
Tlinnks to Hioro who hnvo contributed
ciiHli townnlH prizes, your jionjiilaltn.i'
aro much nppreolatod.
ii .
♦■ LCTHQhUDGL NOTES ♦
* ♦
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
John 'MobUo, a machino runner at
N'o. fi mine, who Rot hnrnftd with rub
Jiiib -hud to return to tho liospltnJ
again. jl \
Tho City Hand paid tis tx visit to
Adams Park on Sunday night nnd ov-
nrvliody »<wmod to enjoy tlwrnisolves,
Saturday   ig   pay day at tho Gait
Mines, and it bolng the la* monthly
nay, nil iho miners will bid farowell to j
It, tx* the two weekly pay tatne Into j
forcw on the first of Auguet
Tho Oddfellows of Lethbridge have
gone out to Coalhurst to organise *\\
new lodgf*.  a largo nnmlxir Is expert-
ed to bo present.
N'o. « Mln^ had to thot <Sowu Tuef-
•Manager Miller has been In Calgary
this week and has succeeded in- securing one of the best series of features
ever -shown in Fernie. Among these
features we notice two in particular'
viz., "The Battle v of Waterloo"
(a three reeler) . and "Life in the
King's Service on Land and Sea."
Both-of these films are the product of
a well known English house and from
historical and educational viewpoints
are uneaualled. Mr. Miller Informs
us that Tie will liave at his command
a program to select from of some sixty features and that it is his intention
to provide such pictures as have never
before been seen outside^ of the large
towns.
The program for this week end will
contain a fine military .drama, "The
Battle of Bull Run," a "101" Bison.
This as a very powerful military production of one of the greatest and
hardest fought battles of the Ameri-
LOST-rLady's Brooch, $5 gold piece"
mounted. Finder will be substani
tlally rewarded by returning Bame
to Waldorf Hotel, Fernlo,' B. C.   56
TENDERS
TENDERS invited for the taking over
and running the Recrealon and Billiard Rooms in the Miners' Hall,
Fernie. -Particulars may be obtained by applying at the Secretary's office. All Tenders to be sent ln not
•later than Aug. 23rd, and plainly
marked "Tenders." 53
FOR SALE—Four Roomed House,
plasstered, with pantry and back
kitchen. For terms apply to Ed.
'Morrison, Chipman Avenue, Annex.
■     51
FOR RENT—Large and Commodious
Store in Miners' Hall, will be ready
for occupancy on Sept. lst. Apply
to T. Uphill, Secy. Miners' Union,
Fernie. Store can be let, singly if
desired. 64
WANTED—Girl for general housework.   Apply Mrs.,Fred Johnson.''   45
FOR RENT—Five-roomed House.   Apply to ,W. Minton, Annex. 55
THREE ROOMED HOUSE and lot for
sale In "Annex, near City., Apply C.
* Hunt, Box 490, P. O.        ' 57
FOR SALE AT ONCE—House Furnishings. Apply to F. A. Robson,
Victoria'Ave., opp. Orpheum Thea-
- tre. 58
SPECIAL. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENING AND SATURDAY MATINEE
"The Battle of Bull Run"
3 - REELS - 3 ■■>,.■■■■■
101 Bison Military Feature', A historically correct pictorical reproductions of one of the greatest hard fought
battles in the American Civil War.   A Masterful Production,   A Vivid Lesson in History.
SPECIAL. MONDAY AND TUESDAY
The Greatest of Irish Plays
"KATHLEEN   MAVOURNEEN"
3 - Grand Reels - 3
Intensely Interestlna and Quaintly Picturesque.   A Story so well known to all that you
Really Can't Afford to Miss it
Isis Features are all guaranteed and are positively shown twice each evening.
Watch for our, utupendous annnoucement.   The biggest thing In moving pictures ever attempted In
a city the size of Fernie.
This is the Piano We Give Away
On January 31.   Value $400
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WHAT 8EEMED TO US
TO BE A QUESTION 18
NOW A GRATIFYING
SUCCESS. IT PAY8 TO
RE       LIBERAL      WITH
OUR trade;
Slnco wo first nnnouncod
tlint wo Hhould give away
tills beautiful Upton Parlor Grand Piano to somo
one of our customers on
Jim. ill, our biiBlnoBs has
nil own a Big Increase In
every department. Of
I'oiinw thu uniibiml I'aluos
which wo aro oiforinff
lmvo helped to iimKo this
Incmuo nnd wo shall con-
tlmio nloiiK thoso linos.
You will find our stocks
complete In nil llnro ro-
■MrdloHH of tho lioavy dally demand,
BE 8URE AND ASK FOR
YOUR PIANO , VOTE8
WITH EVERY PUR-
i<HA6c, - ,    ,
3.   livery Contestant la oroilttod with 2,000 Votes to
RtflTt With.
•I.   ISyory Contestant g-dts a numbor.
C.  Standing of ContosttuiU'   numbers   published
ivooKiy,
0.   All Votes must bo brought In for recording on
Wednesday.
7.
S.
Votos must not bo written upon.
Tlo Votes in packagoa with Contestant's number and tho amount on top slip only.
0.   Color of Votos will chanKo and immt hn rnenrri-
t»d wooMy.
10. Votos are transferable only boforo recording.
11. Contestant having tho largest numbor of Votoa
on Jan. 31 wins tha Piano,
12. Candidates not bringing In personal votos will
bo dropped.
N. E. SUDDABY,     Drug & Book Store
"Tho Roxall Storo"   FERNIE, B. C.
8tatlonory, Sporting Goods, Kodakt, Typawrlter Supplies, Offlco
Fixtures, Wall Papers, Fancy Goods
W 9mmt't-^mrtr*¥4t:*l'**li»Oj999l^tm ».* TOE DISTRICT LEDGER, FEENIE,   B. 0, AUGUST 16,1913
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Smoking Concert
There was a grand smoker held up
here on Saturday last, a. large and
varied "program being given. .T!he
chairman "was Jas. Worthington, who
handled the gathering In. creditable
manner. Chas: Perry was the accompanist. Tke • following persons contributed to -the prograon: R. McClury,
song; J. Dixon,, jaw bone solo and
ftong; W.'Newberry, song and encore;
Wm, Wilde, song,* Ed. Ware, song; J.
Buchanan, song; Johnny Millar, song
and encore; John Thomas, song; Joo
McMillan, song and .encore; W. Parker, song; W. R. Puckey, song and encore; W. Bannister, instrumental -solo; W. Morgan, song and encore; W.
Adams, song; T. Armstrong, song; J.
Worthington, song; Joe Brytus, Slavonian song; Tom Coughlln, song and
dance. Johnny Millar was. the star
turn as on -former occasions. ' This
time Oie had tho music wifch Wm. Wo
are sorry to learn that the pianists of
Coal' Creek d-on't know how to .play.
We shall have to gelt busy and form
an orchestra "for Johnny. Refresh-
■■ menta ;w«re served out during the evening. iThe crowd dispersed shortly
after 11 o'clock, everyone voting iiav-i
ing had a good time. We are pleased
to report everything orderly.       	
Quite a laTge contingent of Creekites-Journeyed -to 'Fernie on Saturday
■last to take in the football game,
The, kiddies' football ,team journey-
• ed to Michel to play tlieir last gams
in the Liphardt Cup competition and
from accounts given by spectators the
game was one or the best football
games seen this season. Although,
the boys could only get one point, they
have won the cup. Below we give their
records for present season:
Coal Oppo-
Creek nents
ter's Piano Co., of Calgary, was in
camp on Thursday seeking business.
We wish, you luck, old man.
Robert Bailey had'.the misfortune.to
have liis toe crushed on Saturday
midnight while following his occupation iu 1 East Mine.
"■ The 'committee of -the Presbyterian
Church are holding" an ice cream- social during the jcoming week. Time
and prices will be published on the
notice board during the week end.
Misa Lily Hall is confined to her
bed suffering from a severe cold which
has settled ln her throat.
One of our young men up here received a great surprise when lie found-
out there was a right and a wrong way
to hang wall paper. Say, boy, never
hang paper with the flowers 'hanging
down.
The shlveree band had better keep
their eyes and ears open in the very
near future. The Ledger man hears
of two of the young people up here
contemplating marriage. Tune up
your Instruments.
A large number of men are drifting
into this burg looking for work. Coal
Creek must be booming.
The Football Club are going in for
strenuous training. Practice games
and other forans of training being indulged in all week. *   -
TO CAMP CORRESPONDENTS
As it is absolutely necessary that we
should hear from all camps each week,
would ask those correspondents who
have been a little lax in sending in
hotes hot to overlook their weekly
contribution. It is useless to expect
the residents of the various camps to
purchase the Ledger If they cannot obtain, local news.
However trifling these items may
appear to an outsider, to the residents
of the camps they may be of genuine
interest. We make monthly settlements withall our correspondents and
we promise that there will be no kicks
about this.
We trust Local Secretaries will
make note of same, and where correspondents have failed to come thro'
another scribe will be Immediately appointed.
really is, and at the same time think
of the misery caused by the likeness
of such a countenance, then, possibly,
he would quit and be no longer a perpetrator of such a low live, dirty action.
We are sorry to announce that our
old friend Mr. Nesbitt has left us. No
doubt 'tJhe'boys will sadly miss him,
and His evening concerts at the genial hotel proprietor's home here. He
certainly was a fine pianist and was
always ready to give his best to the
boys at all times. Good luck and best
wishes from the Passburg boys, Mr.
Nesbitt
KIPP NOTES
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50-yard  dash,  under  16
HOSMER NOTES
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D     For   Agst    P
6         4         1
1      16        5        9
July   5—Hosmer
Home     4        0
July 11—Hosaner
Away     1        3
July 19—Michel
Home     3        0
July 26—Fernie
Home     3        0
Aug. ' 6—Fernie
Away    4        1
Aug.   9—Michel
Away    1        1
The' frequenters   of   the   football
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grounds were treated, to a -free exhibition of rough riding and broncho busting on -Monday evening.   One individ-
- ual, lu spite of the warning given, felt
confident of his own abilities as a rid-*
er, but before the pony had gone,three
.lengths of its .own body, the .person in
-qu€stion-nva'a*-hanging""unrder'its"neckr
howling for to stop it." . Next on the
■scene came one who claimed to have
been, a jockey back in the Old Country, but found Charlie's pony one too
many.   Say, Dave, you looked as bad
as Haslah.'  Why not give a hint to the
sport  committee  to  have a kicking
■ mule .contest, and. a few more stunts
like you put dn on Monday may help
you out,some.
We are informed by the Hosmer
"Mooses" that the .social advertised
for Wednesday, Aug. 20, ls to be the
best over held In Western Canada.
' That's going some, ain't It?" However, we. 'hope to hear of a large con-
"tlngent of Creek and'Fernie members
taking It Jn;s
Wanted all to know that the charter will be oloflect .shortly after pay
day.   All ellglbios desirous of Joining
tho Loyal Order of Moose must do so
immediately If they are anxious   to
partake of the special charter foe, ?5;
after charter closes, *?2B.  Seo R, Billsborough. i
, Tho young pooplo nf Coal Creek
Methodist Church decided to organize
themsolvos Into a Young People's Union on Sunday-last.   Tho following offlcors woro oloctod;   Hon. presldon*.
Thos. Reid; prosldont, Thos. Hutchinson i secretary, Harry Franco; treas-1
•  urer, James Hall; toucher, Itev. Jos,
Phl)l>s; Boclal committee, T. Hutchinson, C. J. Hannon, Miss Hugall; lookout   commlttoo,   James   Hall,   John
Baugli-  Jamie*!  Eckors'.oy,    Arrange
niente nro being mado tor a sorlP3 oi
Koohils, otc, to whilo awitv '.he winter
nights.  A hoarty invitation Is given io
all to tho Sunday School,
Alias Linda Hugall arrived In camp
,ou Monday evening from Vancouver
on a visit to hor pnrontB In Coyoto
Stroot. Mark ls ull smiles now, ns It
Is qulto a tlmo slnco thoy woro all together.
Jack Itoblnson, of Mieliol, paid a flying visit to liis frlonds and acquaint-
nncoB up lioro on Mondny. Ploasoil to
boo you looking so woll, Jaok.
All roads will load to tho football
grounds on -Saturday, whon tlio sonlor
toam play Coleman   V.   C.   In   tho
Lwiguo competition,  GroaMntoroat Is
centred In 'tills gamo, and given good
weather ono of tho nest'matches of
tho season should bo witnessed.  Tho
kick-off In billed for   (J   o'olook,   Mr.
Joseph Quinney, of Fornlo, will bo In
charge ot tho gamo,   Tho following is
tho lino tip for Coal Orook!   Mann*,
goal!   MoLotcliler McFegan,   backs;
Hwoonoy, A,  MoFognn, Whyto, halfbacks; Harper, Booth, Manning, Join-
Bon, .TohnStonb,   forward*; ' .18,   Cartridge, rnsorvo.   Como fn trowel* nm}
bring your pay ©nvolopos,along,
Wo unutoratand that Hiiicrost havo
lodged a protoiat against tho referee's
decision In tbo match Hlllcrest v. Coal
Creok played at Hlllorost on Saturday,
July 26, Wo wonder It tt is true
thnt CoVmnn 1» ntnndtri^ fho cxposr,?,
or will tho protest go tho way Coal
Crook's protest wont, Wolantlolpato
something on Saturday. What Is Uio
matter with tho treasury at Hlllcrost,
ns tho referee cannot got his wagos?
J„ Sharpie* will represent Coal
Crook at the wootlng hold at IllllcroBt on Saturday, Aug. 16,
Mr. and Mr*. J. Shank* and Mr, aid
Mr*, Wave Martin wa* out for a joy
rldo on Sunday test to Morrissey district.
' Billy Hnl! came homo from hospital
on Wednesday,   We *re plowed to
tea you around again, Billy.
Mr. II. I* Pottlt, ajrent for <fm Mas-
The Ntimber question has beeu referred to the District.
■ Mr. and Mrs. Whalley and son have
arrived back iu town.
Miss Jennie Patterson, of Blairmore, was visiting this week at the
home of her sister, Mrs. McKinnon.
The -comedy, "What 'happened co
Jones," was well Tecelved in Hosmer.
We were going to have a howling
meeting last pay day, but chances
seem sealed up as far as Hosrr.er is
concerned.
Mr. W. Balderstone is visiting Winnipeg stampede and other attractions.
Don't know whether he has discovered
the other attraction, eh?
Mr. S. Richards Is building a house
on the Front Street between the livery
barn and -restaurant.    '.'
Don't forget the Moose /ball on the
20th. A great time for all is promised.
A meeting was held on Monday last
when the question of sports on Labor
Day was weir attended, the local
being represented' 'by request. Comment   was .-made of   the- fact   that
many^who ''had_^pcom_iBed to come-
"through for the sports last year had
failed to do so and a list of delinquents was asked for. This, however,
the, secretary' refused to furnish.
Granted this may be a proper course,
as far as delinquent, subscribers are
concerned,'it was scarcely fair to the
bulk of tradesmen who subscribed and
were present.
Stewart Fletcher/has quit the depot,
his position being taken by Fred Whalley.
Mrs. Robert Anderson - and family
left on Saturday last on a visit-to Mr.
and Mrs, Mike Robinson, who have a
homestead near Cowley, Alta.
* Harry Brown 'has leflt the company
houses and gone to reside in the1 cot-
tago vacated by L. Wilson near tho
school.
2—Boys'   50-yard  dash,  under  11
years.
3—Girts'
years.
4—Boys'. 75-yard  dash, under   16
years.
'; 5—Girls' 75-yards sack race.
6—Boys' 75-yards sack race.
7—-LadIes' egg and spoon race.
8—Boys' 100-yard  dash, under
years.
9—Boys' running broad jump
der 13 years.
10—-Boys' running broad jump, under 17 years.
11—-Girls' shoe and stocking race,
12 years.
12—Ladies' 50-yard dash.
13—Ladies' needle and thread race.
14—Boys' pole vault,,under 14 years.
15—Fat man's race (over 180 lbs.)
100 yards.
16—Putting 16 lb. 'Shot,    '
17—100-yard dash, open.
18—100-yard   dash,   Canmore   residents only.,.
19—880-yard. dash.
20—220-yard   dash,   boys  under
years.
21—Running broad jump, open.
22—-Running high jump, open.
23—Pole vault, open.
24—Tug of war,
25—100-yard dash, Canmore Chinamen only.
26—Football match.
27—Baseball match.
28—3-mile race, open.
Dance in the 'Miners' Hall, at 9.30
■p.im'.
..Suitable prizes will be awarded for
all sports.'
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•Peter Hutchlns left Coalhurst this
week for two or three months' vacation in the old country. He Bays he
intends getting married over there and
will bring his bride back to Canada
when he comes. We wish Pete every
success on his venture.
Those acquainted with Johnny Dig-
man,' the Bhotlighter, who got badly
hurt with a mlssflre hole a short time
ago, will be pleased to hear that Johnny is doing well at Diamond City hospital. The doctors say he will be out
tn about a week's time. Although he
will lose the sight of one eye, the other ' is reported safe. .Sengotta, the
miner who was with Digman at the
time of the accident, escaped with the
exception of a little peppering of coal
dust in the face and was back at work
again in a few days.
Jack McDowell and family arrived
back in camp this week after spending
about six months in Medicine Hat.
Jack Teports business very dull at the
Hat, lots of men and cheap labor. We
notice a difference in the family now,
Jack, another boy. Oh, .well, better
luck next time.
The Pacific Hotel is no longer doing
business at the old stand, but is now
in course of -removal to the new site,
which has been prepared in a more
central position opposite the livery
barn.
A few of the blind pig evidently got
a surprise visit from the authorities
on Saturday evening wliich may prove
disastrous to them before everything
is settled up. To make things worse
the regular bi-weekly ' visit of the
brewery wagon was just on its rounds
and helped things along quite a bit.
The collieries here are working
every day, a few' menjjeingjiired^on,
PASSBURG
Mrs. Annie Ash was In Coleman Friday on business. ' She returned on Saturday.
Mr. Noble McDonald left camp on
Saturday for his home in N. S. He
will be returning again ln ■ a short
time.
Mr. Harry White was Ylslting at
Coleman on Friday. He returned on
Saturday night.
A. J. Carter, secretary-treasurer of
District 18, was a visitor in camp on
Sunday.
Mt. J. D. Donald was a Blairmore
visitor Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charile Hewitt, of
Blairmore, was visiting in camp on
Sunday, the guests of Mrs. Stephen
Roseb.
James Fisher, Socialist organizer,
•gave a lecture on Sunday afternoon,
the subject being "Socialism." There
was quite a big crowd to hear the lecture. Tho collection that was taken
was good. After the lecture Mr. Fistf
er lelit for Coleman where he addressed a meeting Sunday night.
The fishing party consisting of Mr.
Charlie Carington, Fred Chappell, Wil-
Wain Cappell, sen., and Jarrett Evans
returned to camp after a week's fishing at South Fork" Tbey brought
home some nice fish with them.
Air. Hugh McDonald was in Fernie
on Saturday and Sunday on business,
returning again on Monday.
The 'local football team went to
Fernie to play the protested game
with the Fernie team on Saturday.
They were able to bring home the two
points with them. That finishes the
season with this team as far as the
league is concerned unless they win
the Hlllcrest protest on the 16th of the
month.
William Current, teamster at the
local collieries, was laid up for a few
days Last week.
Joseph Stephenson is firebossing at
•number two mine.
One of the heavy draught horses
at the local mine stables was found
dead in rthe passageway one morning
last week.
'Mrs. J. B. Rudd was a Lethbridge
visitor over Sunday.
Mrs. Wilson of the restaurant went
up to Lethb nidge on Tuesday.
-William Gallimore was a Coleman
visitor on Friday.
' Mrs. Cook spent Friday and Saturday in Blairmore.
Mr. Steve Humble has received a
large consignment of crockerywaro
this week.
William Stafford has moved into the
house vacated by Ab. May.
Roy Reynolds__has„moved_up-,from
Sad Fatality at Beaver Mines
A sad fatality occurred fit Beaver
Mines on Friday, Aug. 8th, when a
miner named Charles' Burns, aged
about 55 years, lost his life. At the
time of the accident the deceased \y,as
engaged in bucking coal-down a steep
chite and it is -thought that he slipped on tho sheet iron bottom and, falling forward, fractured his skull, death
being almost instantaneous. About 10
months ago poor Charile had his shoulder dislocated whilst engaged ln ;■
similar occupation. ■ He leaves a wKs
aud four children to mourn his loss Jn
Nova Scotia, where he came from to
this camp about 12 months ago. Icing a member of the local union hare,
ix meeting was c.iUcd on Friday evening and a resolution carried that all
members bf the local contribute $1
each for the benefit of his widow and
children. It was also agreed to Instruct the local secretary-treasurer to
forward a cheque, value ?50, next day
to Mrs. Burns, the same to be deducted from the levy when collected, fn
the meantime Mr. Sam-McVicar, manager, got in communication with Mrs.
Burns re his burial, and as she was
satisfied to leave all' arrangements
with the management and the local, it
Brisco's
(For other Camp News see page
—We carry exclusive agency—
HOLEPROOF HOSIERY FOR
WOMEN, MEN and CHILDREN
D & A LA DIVA CORSETS
GEO. A. SLATER   AND   MON-
ARCH FINE SHOE
Made of P & V Leather
AMHERST & LECKIE WORKING SHOE
Big Bargains In Shoes for July
Pay
R. M. BRISCO
Blairmore
CANMORE NOTES
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A gruesome sequel to the drowning
fatality which happijned on Juno 19th
last,   when   two  young   girls   woro
drowned by a raft capsizing at Banff,
Alta., was disclosed on Saturday night
whon the body of one of tho girls waa
discovered at tho boom  across tho
river from No, 2 mino,   Tho body ot a
girl was badly decomposed, and with
all tho clothing gone,, A ring was on
the flngor of ono hand, and by this the
body has boon identified a* that of
Lilllo Sandoraon, ono of tho C. P. II.
'hotel 'girls,   Tho girls   woro  omployod   at   tho   Banff 'Spring*   Hotol,
and woro standing on a raft with some
flvo malo employes of tho hotol whon
by Rome m-caiiB tho raft, which w;m
tied to tlio ombnnkmont at tho conflu-
onco of tho Bow and Spray Rivera,
broke   looso   anil   «tnrtod off down
strewn,  Four of   tlio   mon,   whoso
mimes could not bo discovered, Bprnng
overboard, leaving tho girls to tliolr
rato.   Tho fifth wade n frantic offort
to run tlio raft to safety,.but fallod.
lie was rosouod In an exhausted condition but tho glrlB woro wnBhod away
In tho curront.   A coroner's Jiify ro-
turned a verdict of "Accidental dwiU.li."
N. 1"). Tlinclnik was   nt tho  board
mooting at Forn*lo whon tho stork vis-
Hod hi* house awl loft tx big girl. Tod
hnd, Nick, you worn not at homo to
wolcomo and onaulro why It wns not
twins,
Thoro I* considerable excltemont at
arfl'Ingo'B bowling alloy, nnd everybody want* to monopolbo tlio play.
Mr. Flint has resigned his position*
with Canmoro Coal Oo„ Ltd., as super-
IrrtivMrMit -\ri,X M^nia' lw U..,., tut
Pennsylvnmla. Mr, Wm, Muwrnvn ban
taken Mr. Flint'* place -and -Mr. Olyno
ha* taken Mr. Musgrovo's m pit boss.
Bora—To Mr, and Mrs. Johnson, a
flno big girl,
. Mrs. Chambers and family are leaving the suburbs and intend living here
in the city in the near future, having
now obtained a fine house near .the
city square. . ,
Mr. F. Asplnal, mines Inspector for
this part of Alberta, was around the
mines last week end and reports that
the miners In some of the places are
not acting as required by the new aot
with regard to clause stating that the
coal shall be properly prepared. Mino
tho coal, boys, Biippose you do not
earn enough' to eat, someone will -provide for you—perhaps!
The Committee of the Sick Benefit
Society met at Slavok Hall horo last
Tuesday and drew up1 a set of rules,
which, if accepted by the workers, will
govern this society ln the future.
Mrs. Duncan and family wero visitors ajt Bellovue, taking-In the picture
show and tho other .attractions, wWch
are to bo seen In that lively llttlo burg.
Jim Davoy, of Bollevue, was a visitor hero at Passburg last Wednesday.
Jim eays this Alborta country may bo
all right for them thnt Mips It, but
take mo back to the hills.
Bob Taylor, an old timer ot Passburg, has left us, and Is now working
on tlio Elk Rlvor prospecting, Go to
tt, Bob, get somo good seam* uncov-
erod as soon as possible. Wo can do
with somo moro.
Mr, J, Redfom's sister from Tabor
Is a visitor horo at Passburg, whoro
Klin Gxpocts to romaln for qulto a
whilo.
Harry Board was down to Lund-
brock last weok ond on a flahlng trip,
and returnod honfo with a vory nice
catoli,
Mr, Rodforn *hn* returned homo nftor n visit of a fow wooks back to lil*
many frlonds around Tabor and tho
surrounding distriot, .No plnco llko
PnsHburg, Jim,
Mr, F, Fisher, Soclnllst, wa* down
horo lecturing to tho Passburg boys
last wook ond. Ills HUbJoot was a
vory Interesting ono, niimoly, "Havo
you a job?" and tho wny somo of tlio
boy* enjoyed it gooa to show that tlio
subject interested thorn protty keenly,
soalng that thoro were some without a
Job nnd others who woro unable to say
how long thoy would bo boforo thoy
too would bo out of a Job and seeing
that lu ordor to oat you must lmvo a
Job tlio boys woro Intorcstod and enjoyed Mr. Flalior Immensely,
T-jio ovory day school ha* again ro-
..,.<. i.i,u utiifjt 'n*Jiun uu»vii ior nearly
thr<»-n .mont.hu, nnfl Hip kiddies -m-
again busy nt Moir work.
Tho Church horo hold on Ico oroam
social on Wodnosday, nnd promived
to bo a huge micce**, .ludglng by tho
occasionally, but the output remaining
about the same. The trouble seems
to be scarcity of drivers and shearing
machines at the' present, but some
new shearing machines are being put
in now so we look for an Increase in
the output this next week, We also
observe severai notices being posted
every morning,'• viz,, reports of examiners, etc, in accordance with the
new Coai 'Mines: Act. ' Some of the
boys seem to have a hard time in doing the right thing with' their powder
cans this week. -Do what the notice
says, boys, it's the law ahd has been
made to benefit you, as well as the
master, and you must abide by it
James Hargreaves, mining engineer,
was in Coalhurst this week making arrangements for a mining class which
he -Mends having in CoalhurBt this
fall and winter. Quite a number of
tlio boys are going to grasp the opportunity of furthering thoir education in
mining.
■A number of old facos nro seen
dropping in these days looking for a
job, which most of thorn got right
away, Somo bf them havo a hard luck
story to tell whilo others boast of tho
good time they have had.
Mr, Morloy is again working hero.
He left hero about four months ago
and worked In Michel, B, C„ whilo
away, Cliff Mooro, Goo, Boll and
Goo. Chambers aro also numborod
with tho como backs,
Tho boys sooni to bo taking moro
Intorost In tho union theso days, Inrgo
numbers attending. That's tho Idoa,
boys, attend tho mooting* whothor you
havo a grlovanco or not. It gives on-
oo'urngcmont to thoao who aro attending to tho business of tho local.
A. I. BLAIS
Grocer
o
Wc carry a full lino of '
Red Feather & Tartan Canned Goods
Prices Right
Satisfaction guaranteed or money,back
Phone 103        :*:        Frank, Alta.
DELLEVUE NOTE8
Cranbrook and is staying with Mr. and
Mrs. David Davidson.
Rev. and Mrs. W. H. Irwin are tak- j
ing in the summer school at Pincher I
Creek this week.
Jack iMllls will -return to England,
leaving here on Saturday,
Mr. Fred Goodwin will ,leave for his
former home in Yorkshire, England,
on Saturday.
Mr. J. Jackson has been appointed
flreboss at No. 1 mine.
A consignment of lamps of now and
Improved style were received by the
local management on Monday. The
lamps will be used by tho flrebosses.
Mr. J. Macphall Waggett appears at
the Union Hall on Monday night next
in his humorous lecture on Mark
Twain. Mr. Waggett's fame as an entertainer and his ability to banish tho
blues are well known. It is expected
by tho local management that Mr.
Waggett will receive a hearty welcome hero, Mr. Waggett appears ln
tho Blalrmoro Opera House on Friday
evening, Aug. 22nd.
Mr. and Mrs. Cook aro now occupying a house on tho Maplo Loaf Road.
iMi's, G. AV. Goodwin was operated
on'in tho local hospital on Monday for
somo Internal troublo, Sho ls doing
as well as can bo oxpected.
Thero was a slight fire at tho mino
on 'Monday night about midnight, but
was dlscovorcd and easily extinguished.
Tho Bollovuo Band gavo an opon nlr
on tlio square In front of tho Post Offlco on Sunday night. Tho following
Is tho program:
March, "Westorn Boom"; Selection,
"Trafalgar": Polka, "Cornet King";
March, "Cossack": Selection, "(Joms
of Old Days"; Selection "Contliiuutul
Tour"; Soloctlnn, "Bohemian fllrl";
Selection, "Dulco Domum": Mnrch,
"John O' Qnunt."
"The Store the People Own"
COLEMAN
FORMED
1907
Stock Taking
Pay-day and Week Following:
25 Ladie's Sweaters
White & Colored
Worth »2.00  50c
5,000 yds.
all at
School Opening:
Goods for Girls' Dresses.
PLAIDS    CHECKS     LUSTRES
Worth lSctoSOc
10c A 15c
CASHMERETTES
Every pair Can a as <fc Leather
Shoos in tlie Storo for Men, Women
and Children to clear, per pair 50c
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WESTERN
CANADIAN
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Tho TOBldontB of Cnnmoro will wit-1 pooplo who woro assombled
::.y;:; it; IX iLl,.'* n^ai -n-ivt 5«M **'. ^»y in um trytmiiiK.
thoro pro*.
In this town on Labor l)ay. .'•
Following Is a list of committees
ami program of ovonts:
Plnanoo committee: Thomaa Lot*
cher, N. D. Thachuk, Paul Bosso, Louis
Mlsho.i
RpnrtH mntmMw, Wclc Blgncy,
Thomas Noiles, John Lntittatmjs, A.
Mnrn. Bt«v« Knllnw, Mlk« Wnrrfln,
John Ijaccn, Henry Saari
rroffram of events—§Utrl| at 0.30 a.
tn.
Tlio Canmore Bras* Band will play
bn tho piny firounda all day.
1-GWa"  25.yJU\I  dash,  undor 11
Who was tho cur who, In tho gulBo
of o ohm, attended tho union meeting
last Sunday,, whero the workers woro
atwomblod <b consider matters i»r*.
talnlng to the boat Interest of all con«
corned nnd who Immediately carried
tli« crocccdlnKa of that namo ims-atlng
to tho management   Soeralnglr be!
«*mild not hnyo t&Uea Umu u> ml UU
Rupiw, an tho management waa aware
of all that transpired at that meeting:
shortly Afterward!,    Now  Um> one
thing that that wan can do for hl»
host Intoreai would ba to Cake a look
at blmsell In a mirror and seo what a
mean,  cuuUut*itUltlt»-lookin*x   cur   hn
♦♦♦♦
II. Nnylor ImH a barffnln sale booked
to S'tnrt Saturday, Aw, 10, und ovory-
thliiK In nion'» nnd boyH' woar lias
boon sacrificed.   Soo sale bills.
For tbo iiHofjoil devotion ol' bin ox-
traordlnary talents and iiiroinlscuous
nctlvlty In BoUcltlng Involuntary doim-
tloiw l'wni somo of tlio inlvmi'H employ-
oil  In bis section of No,  2  Mino, I
a   flroboss   In   tlio  employ  of  the
West Canadian Collieries, Ltd., wna Instantly dlHchawnl by Superintendent
J, U..McDonald on Friday hint, tjftor
mi Investigation Into his nllogod misconduct. It lB.nllcKoil that this man nn-
'Pronched sovoral of the nematodes on-
gatfiHl In the laborious procoaa of min-
Ing coal ln bis dlntrlot, Intimating thnt
ia .mm ior uiwiii to achieve favorable
mnill.'.* Ijj'iW.V I'tstiJi-iiUv i/.'»c«* contributions   to   IiIb private wcbefjiiftr
would bo In ordor.   This alleged Ingenious,   but   by   no means original
scheme In tho Ilollovuo rnlnos, mot
with tho success it so rlnhlv !Vdf*rvpil
One of our local celebrities Is off
on anothor prolonged "bat."
A srroup of local capitalists nre endeavoring to flnanco an Irrigation project   Tho  tompornneo  elomont  are.
alarmed lest tbo scheme should end In
liquidation,
.Tiimu* tuner, of "Bob Rogers" fame,
was a business visitor to Bellevue on
TitovkUy.
John Shone, utility dispenser at the
buffot of the IWlevue Hotel, 1« tmx-
temj>1at)»g a fishing oxpodHton to the
templating ft fishing expedition to the
North Fork in th* near fotaro.
Miss Annie Hridge is in ean»r» for ji
fow days, rotting wtttr tier parents.
The Biggest that's ever Happened
in Blairmore
STOCK REDUCING SALE
OF THE
F. M. THOMPSON CO.
Values Lost Sight off
JPrices Smashed to Fragments
r
Values Beyond your Greatest Expectations
REMEMBER I   It's the F. M. THOMPSON CO., that reduces
the high cost of living. Visit the store and see how much
for how little we can do for our patrons.
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TSL DISTRICT LEDGER, FERHIJg, B. C, AUGUST 16,1913
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SYNOPSIS OF COAI. MINING
REGULATIONS
COAL mining rights of the Dominion, in Manitoba. Saskatchewan and
• Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the ^orth
West Territories and in a portion ot
the Province of British Columbia, may
be  leased  for  a  term  of   twenty-one
Sears at an annual rental of $1 an acre.
tot more than 2,560 acres wil be leaseo
to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
*, by the applicant in person to the
Agent or Sub-Agent of the district In
which thM rights applied- for are situated.
In Burveyed territory the land must be
described by s<;ciions, or legal sub-divisions of sections, and in unsurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
staked .out by the applicant himself.
Each apllcation must be accompanied
by e, fee of ?5 which will be refunded if
the rights applied for are not available,
but not otherwise. A royalty shall be
paid on the merchantable output of the
mino at the rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined an dpay the royalty thereon. If the coal mlnlhg
rights are not being * operated, such
returns should be furnished at least
once a year.
The leaso will include the coal mislng
rights only, but tho lessee may be permuted to purchase whatever available
aurface rights may be conxidered necessary for the working of the mine
Bt the rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application
should be made to the Secretary of the
Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or
to amy Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.
W. V,. Cory,
<i -,.    Deputy Minister of the Interior.
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The Passing of the Wages-
Fund   FallaCy        By Samuel Gompers "V
The economists of the 1/ classical
school, since the time of Adam Smith,
have sought to explain questions of
\alue and wages (which is a value
problem) by natural laws. They have-,
worked out theories which touch the
raw materials of life in a few places,
and then." extend upward feariessly in
nebular expanse, gloriously unhampered, by experience in industrial affairs. In the days when ^political
economy was known as the dismal
science, certain theorists asserting the
"iron law of wages" declared that law
as Inevitable and immutable as the
law of gravitation. These . followers
of Malthus held that diminishing, returns from agriculture in connection
with the strong tendency of the human race toward * over-population,
make impossible permanent improvement of the working people.
The wages-fund theory is equally
dismal and unwholesome. It 1s based
upon the supposition that the employer sets aside a fixed portion of his capital with which to pay wages—that is
tho wages-fund; that the amount of
capital and the wages-fund available
for use at anyr, one time are predetermined and fixed; that wages paid individuals are the quotient found by
dividing the wages-fund by the number of wage-earners. The only way to
affect wages, according to this theory,
is to change either the wages-fund or
the number of wage-earners, for, since
the wages-fund is not elastic, any at:
tempt of individual workers or groups
of workers to Increase their own wages would diminish the relative shares
of all the others.
The theory is wrong in assuming
that wages are paid out of capital—
wage payments are advanced out of
capital but are, ultimately paid out of
product. That is to say, wages are
the discounted product of-labor. Capital, from which temporary advances
are made, is no more inelastic than
any other element of production—
there are certain' indefinite limits set
by credit, loans, etc., but these are
subject to various modifying Influences. ' Neither the wages advanced to
workmen nor the product out of which
these are ultimately paid is rigid or
predetermined. An increase in the
number of workers does not invariably decrease wages—this result may
be prevented by variables, which we
shall mention in connection with the
theory of supply and demand.       .    ■
.The wages-fund theory has been invoked for most pernicious and repressive purposes. Incidentally it has
tended to exalt the function of the
capitalist as the appointed custodian
of the sacred exchequer from which
■issues the wages-fund. It was main-*;
tained that the capitalist must be undisturbed and unhampered in'his oper-
._ations)_because_hB_was„considered-the--
pivotal element in production. Adherents of the wages-fund school regard
the efforts of ,the workers to better
their condition through organization
and collective demands as a menace
to the foundations of economic stability, and an obstacle in the way of progress. Although the wages-fund fallacy has nearly vanished from* economic theory yet its by-product, popular and ignorant discrediting of the
trade union movement, still- operates
in practical affairs.
Another theory that has been herj
aided as tho explanation of^all economic problems is "demand ahd supply." But "demand and supply" deals
with glittering generalities and describes what ls rather than explains
why It Is what It Is. It can be glibly
assorted of any market price that It
represents tho equilibrium point between supply and demand without In
any way touching tho underlying
valuo problems or revealing tho forces that, havo affected elthor side of
tho equation. In considering consumption goods, or products on tho market, prlco doter-mlnlng may bo described according to tho supply and d«-
nijind formula, with somo degree of
satisfaction. But in connection with
production problems, the formula affords chances for most misleading deductions.
Those who observe price-lists know
that even where a vastly increased
supply is counterbalanced by a vastly
■increased demand, prices may be reduced greatly; for example, the great
metropolitan newspapers which formerly sold for five cents or .more, are
now almost uniformly one cent. Again,
increasing demand miay supply suffl-
cient incentive to secure such greatly
improved methods of production that
prices steadily fall; this is the case
with rubber' coats, which formerly
cost a small fortune, but now are considered necessities by many. The demand resulted in lessening the cost of
production, the increased supply followed. The supply and demand theory
may furnish interesting but elusive descriptive matter, but it explains nothing.
Increases In the number of workers
do hot lead to lower wages—Increased
productivity, improved processes and
machinery, cheaper operating power,
improved managerial methods, increased demand,' and Innumerable
other modifying variables may tend to
maintain the wage-level, or to raise it.
But, perhaps, the most potent factor
of ■ all ■ In raising wage-levels Ss ihe
combined and determined efforts of
tho workers\themselves. This force
operating on the • distributive side .of
industry, has been most persistently
ignored by many theorists, although
its (Influence has been felt by the capitalists- themselves and has been invoked and called blessed by the wage-
earners.
■When confronted with the immediate problem of finding a real job by
which to earn the necessities of life
for himself and his dependents, the individual wage-earner usually finds
that,,, his wages are determined by
what the employer wishes to give. The
employer who is engaged in business
for profits, and not for philanthropy
or theoretical experimentation, usually chooses to pay just as little as possible. There are many people in the
world in dire need of warding off
starvation tomorrow or the next day,
or paying the week's rent, so it is not
hard for the employer to find those
who must accept his lowest wage—If
the workers are relying solely upon
their own individual bargaining power.
■Without introducing any other new
factor into the situation, if the employes of an industry paying extremely - low wages' arev orgswiized, wages
may by collective action be repeatedly
raised. Innumerable permutations and
adjustments make this increase pos-
_slble^_!T:hat_a-.llmlt-is_set-iJn_:t'hig._ln..
crease by the marginal productivity of
the laborer is generally and historically accurate. The worker who can
make one shoe a day may feel perfectly sure that this productive limit will
effectually bar him from receiving as
wages,"the value of two.shoes, but he
may not feel at all sure it'will guarantee wages commensurate with the
value of the productive labor he put
Into the one shoe he did produce.
Added to productive efficiency must
bo effectiveness in making wage demands. But to say that each employer Knows the productivity per workman, not to mention the marginal productivity In the industry, is an absurdly preposterous claim. Wages are for
tho most part paid on the trial and balance principle, fixing them as low as
the workmen will stand and not according to any. rational, well-formulated theory. That is to say, the distrl-
butlvo sharo allotted to tho wage-earn-
ers is tho result 'Of human* activity,
elthor of tho employers or the em-
ployes, amd not tlio normal or inevlt-
ablo result of nny natural law.
Tako, for Instance, tho wages paid
for the samo kind of work in dlfforont
department stores in tho samo city.
The variations that.exist are not due
to'\ natural laws but to conditions resultant from human will and activity,
and subject to changes by the same
forces. The returns from this and all
other productive activity are not divided , into _ certain predetermined
shares labeled wages, interest, profits,
rent, but the amount allotted to each
of these .purposes may vary greatly in
proportion. Hitherto the major portion of the product of industry has
been. appropriated by interest and
profit receivers, since the managerial
and exploitation elements in industry
have been given greatest importance.
The demands and claims of the workers are now forcing a more just,distribution.
A recognition of the reasonableness
of social discontent arising from inequitable distribution and of the effectiveness of labor's efforts to remedy
conditions has recently been publicly
made by representatives of various
groups of thinking men. In a recent
number of .the Outlook, Georgo P.
Brett presents this view:
"Quite recently, In talking with men
whose incomes come mostly from
their investments, I have been struck
by tlieir feeling, as expressed to me,
of a change coming, or actually upon
us—of a time when capital will be obliged to take less than its former
share of the profits or production* and
tliey. attribute this coming change to
the demands of labor, the strikes for
larger wages ' and shorter hours, the
accounts of whiclTare continually filling .the columns of our newspapers;"
, -Prof. Simon N. Patten, in his Reconstruction of Economic Theory, repudiates the theory that wages are controlled by any natural law. He considers wages a complex resultant of
many forces, one of which is collective
bargaining. "The reasoning of the
wage-fund theorists," he said, "was an
upper class view of those who wished
to pose as humanitarians without being so." After stating his theory of
distribution, he concludes:
"Such statements differ from those
of the wage-fund theorists. They differ
not less in the action called for than
in the theory itself. The one view demands activity, of the workers in securing their rights; the other.gives
them an income fixed by .natural law.
It seems simpler and less troublesome
to have the laborers penned within
bounds and to have their income
handed out to them by fixed economic
laws. In reality, however, the difficulties are thereby increased. The laborers will act dn any case, and if industrial relief is denied them, whether by
nature or by man, they will resort Vo
political action to enforce their demands. The choice is really between
a^)Olitical^^ciaiism^hat^rOTi"d~absofb"
all profits,'and such direct action on
the part of laborers as will insure
them* a share iu the social surplus, lu
the one case, they act unitedly and are
interested in the overthrow of existing, institutions. In- .the other case,
they act as an industrial group, and
force such changes in prices as will
permit of Increased wages."
It is most gratifying to find this'
vlow recognized and emphasized by
Congressman Oscar Underwood in his
closing speech on the tariff bill In the
Houso of Representatives. This declaration by a publicist, whose opinion
carries weight with many, which .recognizes the fact tbat wages are not
controlled by natural law, was as.follows:
"I give you notico now that If any
manufacturer attempts Jn the .Interest
of tlio Republican party to threaten In-
bor, there is a bureau In this government, tho Bureau ot Foreign and Domestic Commerco, created by the
Democratic party, that will go Into the
factory, mako a thorough investigation and ascertain the reason why."
It Is far from our purpose to dlsciiBs
tho aliened merits or demerits of tho
■proposed -tariff bill, or to'-.discuss the
merits of freetrade or of tariff for-protection or revenue. But we wish to
present and, tb draw attention to this
one fact—every time an" effort has
been made to revise,the tariff downward., every time a tariff. Juli for that
purpose has been proposed, discussed,
and passed, the prediction has been
made by the .protebtionists and *- the
protected industries that the legislation iVould result in reductions in wages and that workers would be thrown
out of employment.' As a' matter of
faot, fulfillment of these predictions
has always attended the enactment of
such legislation—not as a matter of
necessity, but, as Congressman Underwood, implied, the result of the deliberately conceived and. carefully executed plan of employers to retain tariff protection. Whether or hot these
discharges of workmen and reductions
In wages would naturally and'logically
have followed from a revision of tariff
is outside the issue we wish to discuss. .The declaration of, Mr. Underwood marks the passing of the old theories of a fixed wage-fund, and supply
and demand, from their former domination of public thought and political
policy; It marks the recognition of the
contention, philosophy, forcefulness,
and real functions of the organized labor movement.
In the past whenever any financial
crisis was, threatening or pending,
whether intentionally caused by some
prince of finance alone or in collusion
with associates and forced by most
questionable methods, or whether produced by the Incompetency of the so-
called captains of industry, it was customary to throw the burden of it all
upon the Shoulders of the workers by
making lit appear .that continuance of
production was only possible if wages
were reduced. It was ■ against this
practice that during the financial panic of 1907 the American Federation of
Labor declared unqualified resistance
to all wage reductions. In that year
portentous of panic, organized labor
called' a' 'halt to the usual wage-cuts
which always result in perversely Intensifying the financial stringency.
The unorganized also determinedly refused to accept wage reductions'. This
policy had a steadying effect; confidence was restored; normal conditions ^were re-established. In view of
these*facts, is not the warning of Congressman Underwood fully justified?
Is'it not a wise iconoclast that calls
into question the sanctity of .the
wages-fund theory and the immutability of the law of supply and demand?
Workers"" of America', and which "suit
was abandoned when" Boswell .agreed
to publish a retraction in the current
issue of the Argus, came out Thursday in a retraction as follows:    "
"There appearing to be a disposition in some quarters to place an erroneous construction, and one not in:
tended by us on an article published
in theLabor Argus'of May 29th, 1913,
by construing certain sections of it to
mean that ■ board member Thomas
Haggerty had stabbed the interest of
the miners and sold .them^out.- We
wish'to say in this-regard that we" did
not say that board member Haggerty"
'of .the U. iM. W. of A. had sold out and'
It was notour intention for this meaning to be,placed in our article. If the
Argus had thought that, Mrt .Haggerty
had sold the miners out or stabbed'
their interest? we would have said so
in plain English, nor do we now believe he sold out and we did not intend to reflect upon Mr. Haggerty's
honesty ln this matter."
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SIDERMANY TOPICS
Samuel   Gompers   Issues   Statement
Regarding Appointment of
Representatives
ATLANTIC! CITY, N.-T-.Aue. 11.—m
tx stntomont Isanod yostorday, Snmuol
Cloiniuirs, proHldont of the Amorlcan
Federation of Labor, shows that many
matters, othor tlmn Uioho hnnrliiir
directly upon workers and Industrial
conditions, were conalilcred nt tho conference of tho oxocutlvo -council which
ondod hereon Tinmday, Tho appointment of n conimlttcii on conservation
to co-opornto wilh the National Con-
florvntlon CongniHH: tlm nppolntmoiit
of a representative to ntlond tho convontlon of tlio Natlonnl Bocloty for
tho Pronation of Industrial Edunv
Hon, and tlio selection of a, W. Por-
Inc.-president of the nitrarmnkeiH'
Union, ns representative of,tlio federation nt tho Industrial Labor Conference, at Zurich, Switzerland, in September, woro among the prosont notions taken,
DerlBloiia woro also rendered In
many of tho disputes which had arisen
tlfrtntlir    r.i*j1^**0fl*J,*inf ft' ■ rtyrrrtltlnittrittrii      n4.
eordlnn to thn statement. Trouble be.
tween the steamshovelers nnd dredge-
men wuu settled by tho Issuance ot a
charter'to Include members of both
organizations. lit tha case ot tho boll-
erniahors nnd Iron shipbuilders, nn op-
yititKri      iii      i-tHi      *)iV9m'*i    «"i*»'*i     •.*■* ***vV*«i lit*
Ironworkon,. it wat decided that the
agreement entered into between theso
organisations! In November, 1010, |g
still In effect, and that nny disputes
that may arise between them Is to be
submitted to arbitration, provided tho
president*** of th<! two organisation?
are unable to reach an amicablo ad>
innmmts
l). 8. TROOPS 8HOT 2,000 MOROS
SMIohs Gun
ou«e*(.v tito** cotton**., etfvct cote*.
mom tks thaoat am mm*. »• cinti
NKW YORK, Aug. I).—A -despatch
from Snn Francisco says.
Tho utory of tlio lcillliiK of 2,000
iMoros In tho Phillipine Islands by
Gcnoral Porshlngs' soldiers was related horo today' by John McLean, n civilian employee of tho United Stntos
army nuartormastor's department,
who arrived from Manilla on the
Htonmor Persia,
Ho said 100 womon nntl 310 children
woro klllod ln ono day's tlghtlii;;.
Whon tho Moros saw tho battlo wiu
lost to tho Amorlcan troops, thoy hold
their women In front of thorn an
shields, and thn flro from the rifles
and uinchliio kwib of the troops mowed lliom down by scoros, Tho news
of tho flRlitlng wns strictly scored at
Vinnllla,
Correspondents Arretted
"Tho American and Phillipine offl-
clals only allowed the most meagre ro-
ports to leak out of Joro whilo tho
treacherous Moro bandits wero holm*
exterminated," said McLean. "Throo
correspondents who managed to roach
the sent of war wero nrrostqfl on orders of General Porshlnf, and when!
loft tho lalandu thoy were In danger
of bolng Imprisoned for attempting to
violate tho censorship.
"M *ht* \\r,l**r* cf ft*ii»»5l,   [\*t.t* 'n-JC-non
diirlntt and after the fluhtlnR were
horrible. Aa tho American troopa
rushed up tho side of the mountalt
to the edgo of the crater, the Jfortfs
RClssnrt women and children, many
mere Infants, and hold tbem to shield
Shot to Pieces
t'Handreda of them wero literally
shot to pieces. It was believed that
every Moro that took part In tho battlo was killed. By Gen, Pershing's
order all of the bodies were burned.
BOSWELL RETRACTS UTTER-
ANCES AGAINST HAGGERTY
The Editor of the Labor Argus Saye'
Wrong Construction Was Placed on
His Article and That He Did Not In-
tend to  Reflect Upon the  Honesty
and Integrity of Mr. Haggerty.
CHARLESTON, W. Va.,,Aug. 10 —
Charles Boswell, editor of the Labor
Argus, who was sued for criminal libel
by Thomas Haggerty, dean of "the International Board of the United Mine
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SEPT. 15 TO SI 1913 «"—
The "prisoners' pay*? law of Ohio
went Mn ntft*-r-t tin Angfii-st 1. fJnn-
"rtcii In ii he Colunilnil pMiMOTthtry
will bo credited with threo eMrta an
hour for work done on and after that
date. The money will *ither bo tent
to iho families of prtaoaow or naved
Itor them until reloaded.,,'.
International Polo
Tournament
Doily Gomes botwoon Canadian
and American Tcnmi
$35,000 in Premiums &
Purses
Competition optm to tho World
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Indian Congress
Approved by U. S. Oovornmont
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FOR TIIE CHILDREN
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COMBINATION AUCTION
SALE OF LIVE STOCK Oil
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
Fireworks Display Every Ni&ht
Individual Farnt Exhibit Priwjs
$20,000'Race Program
Sevan Raco* Dolly
Poalt»yw«i,iMootin& Wednesday
Dairymen's Mooting Thursday
Broadsword Battloson Horseback
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C For illvutrswd Daily Program and
Pr«miat** lilt, t-Adtttt 505 CktmUtcf
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9  •„  ,1 '
Persons wishing their lots in Cemetery kept in
good condition for the season, -at a reasonable
charge, can make arrangements with the undersigned.
THOMSON & MORRISON
Funeral Directors
°     fl
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Special Representative
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Agent   .
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Dealer in
Hardware, Stoves & Ranges
Fancy Goods and Stationery
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H. G. G00DEVE CO., Ltd.
The Complete Housie Furnishers
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~vve^viiimtrniBn*your"nouseT:rom_coiraT"xo^gaTr'Oii"
and at bottom prices.    Call, Write,  Phone or
Wire."   All   orders  given   prompt attention.
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To every Child (boy or girl) who
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during: the month of August we will
pay the sum of $1 .OO
This competition closes on Sept.
1st, and all subscriptions should be
In by that date.
To Uio first child to soml in 0 paid-up subscriptions wo will supplement tlio 'dollar bill with '
A Handsome Nickel Watch
Wo want tho "grown-up" to play fair, and if
tbA' must bnlt-in to hfllp tlioyonncfltorH. ■•*
, jS'ow, got a iiusti*) on md tuuuU ui>.*uii/b'crih«}w
—wo want 'om nil. , t
Write very plainly and address all your com-
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liko and oarn aii the Dollar Bills you can THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. 0., AUGUST 16,1913
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THE WEST VIRGINIA
STRIKE SITUATION
IL CRUMIRO  Dl  PROFESSIONE
Beware of
Imitations
Sold on the
Merits of
MinarcTs
Liniment
P. Caro
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
DryCoods, Grocerie, Boots and Shoes
; Gents' Furnishings
BAKER  AVENUE
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Brewing Go,, Ltd.
Beer
and
Porter
Bottled Goods a Specialty
Centra
Hotel
Large AiryRoohis &
Good Board
Ross & Mackay Imh
Oggi abbiamo, i crumirl dii profes-
sione.
Quosti vjnno sapendo dove vanuo:
sanno che sono chiamati per an'opera
■di tradimento e assuinono scaentomen-
tela parte dl traditori. Sanno del
momento eccezzionale e fanno pagar
salata ai padroni, la carro bestiame e
vogliono l'automobile. ' Sono proparatl
alle conclonl, alle preghlere, agli in-
sultl.e si -adattano a non farsi vedere
ma!i neanche di notte (e in cio sono
piu Ignobill dei gifi) e a vlvere scor-
tatl costantemente dal pollziottl — che
tutto il popolo mantlene — come dei
malfattorl.
13, In verlta, non Ce molta dlffcr-
euza.
II crumlro d'oggl e 11 vero crumlro.
SI potra chlanmre "libero lavoratore"
se place, o "lavoratore avventlzlo," ma
la verlta e che ogli fa 11 "mestlero."
Forse nei tempi dl magra sara teppls-
to a lenone; sara ozloso c vagahondo:
le sue energle lc serba per il momonto
buono, cloe per quando scoppla lau lotta lontano. • Allora dlverita "lavora'
tore" e cala como un corvo sul oampo
dl battaglla per vlvere del brandelll <3l
carne -del suol compagul di fatlca.
Bcco, cl sono varle speclie dl ladrl:
11 grande ladro che si crea commenda-
tore, e 'll plccolp ladro che si arrangla
dove ce n'e. ■ Ma rtra i piccoli ladri ce
ne sono di quelli cho rubano in casa
della vedova che vlve d'elemoslna, che
porta via alia madre il poco danaro
che deve servire a -comprare 11 pane
per la suacreatura.all'infermo le im-
porto 'di una medicina, freddamente,
cineicamente; sinistramente. E' il ladro piu 'Jgnoblle: abbieito e vile,
Fra quest'ultimo tipo di bestla unia-.
na e il crumiro d'oggi, io non so fare
grandi differenpe morali.
II crumiro dl profcsslone sa che
va a rubare il pane a dei misorablli
come lui: sa che va ad afframare dei
fanclulli, sa che va a far languir-e dei
vecchi, sa che va a prolungare il peri-
odo della ddsoccupanazione, sa che
concorre ad impedire il miglioramento
a molti infelicl, sa che porta in altre
povere famiglie la miseria, la fame,
la dlsoccupazione; sa che la sua. pre-
senza puo essere causa dl conflitto e
puo costaro la vita a qualche operaio e
mesl ed anni di galera a parecchi al-
tnl; pure «gli comple ll suo atto crim-
inoso col sorrlso idiota e provocatore
sul labbro, col corrlslno del d-ellnquen-
te vile, con J'anlmo insenslblle del ladro che ruba un soldo al mcndlcante
vero. "
Perdio, stanno bene I polztottl al
suo flanco. Libero, dovreimno tenero
bene abbottanata la glacca.
Per l'lnconsclo crumlro d'una°volta
che lavorava molto, faceva lunghi or-
ari e si contentava di poco, potevamo
avere profonda pleta; per questi pro-
fessionlsbi' ignobill e ributtantl non
possiamo  avero  che nausea  ell piu
profondo dlsprezzo (1).
S. L.
(1) E II proposto fermo dl ■trattarli
come canl a,rrabiati. N. d. R, —11
Lavoratore Itallano.
QUINLAN GETS ONE YEAR
- BUT IS RELEASED
Recorder Carroll Does. His Worst in
Effort to Maintain Dignity, of Bosses' Cops—Socialists to Fight On.
COLEMAN
Liquor Co.
Wholosalo Dealers in
Wines
Liquors
Cigars
Mail Orders receive
prompt attention
Nowhere In the Pan can be
found In luoh a display of
Meats
We havfc the beet money
oan buy of Beef, Pork, Mutton, Veal, Poultry, Butter,
Eggi, Ffih, "Imperator Hami
and Bacon" Lard, SaueaQee,
Welnert and Sauer Kraut.
PHONE OR CALL
Calgary Cattle Co.
Phone 88
THE FERNIE
LUMBER GO.
A, McDougall, Mgt   '
Manufacturers of and Dealers in all kinds of Rough
and Dressed Lumber
Send us your orders
Livery, Feed
and Salo Stables
Pint oldie Hones for Sale.
Buyi H'onei on Commlalon
Georgo Barton    Phone 78
A "Lodger" adv. is an
Investment.
List of Locals District 18
NO. NAME 8E C. and P. 0. ADDRREB8
29 Dnnklioail  F. Whoatloy, Iinnkhcart, Alta.
m vw«** Crrc'/ v.z:. 2„.U S.„,„ Z*l*At, *U iiu.uur, Ana.
431 Hf-llnvun  .Tnmi'ifl TUirlto, Wot ?.(!. Tlt-Hov-up .Ml;).
/103 Illnlrmoro  W. L. 13vnnn, Hlnlrmoro, Altn.
019 llurmla  T. 0. Harries, PftBBburg, Alta,,
tW Carbondalo. J, Mltcholl, Cnrbondnlo, Colomnn, Altn.
1887 Canmoro  N, D. Thr.chuk, Cnnmoro, Alta.
2M8 ftolnnwn   TV.   Cr.tV'ir?;, PoJcwss, A!ti.
$877 Corbin  J. Jonoa, Corbin, D, 0,
1126 Chinook Mines....... W. II. Hughes, Chinook, via Diamond City, Alt.
2178 Diamond City........ J. ID. Thornhlll, Diamond City, Lothbrldgo.
2311 Fornlo ,.-,, Tbo-s, Uphill, Fornlo, B, C.
1203 Frank  Evan Moruan, Frank, Alta.
8407 Hosmor W. BaWorstono, Hosmer, 11. O.
1053 HlllcreHt  Job. Gordon, Hlllcrout, Alia.
674 lothbrldgo ,,.„■> ,■ L, Mooro, 1731 Sixth Avemio, N. LothbrldRO.
1189 Lehbrldgo ColllorJea.. Frank Darrlngham, ConlhurRt, Alta.
f830 Maple Utit,..,.,..... T. O. Harries, Passburg, Alta.
MS4 Michel,,,,,,. M. Hurrell, Michel, B, 0.
1.4 Monarch Mino........ Wm. Hynd, Elcan P. O., Tabor, Alta.
t3S3 Passbufg............. T. 0. Harries, Passburc, Alta.
J!5SD iRoyal View  Geo, Jo dan, Hoyal ColUorlos. Letlibrldge, All*
102 Tab«r................ A Patterson, Taber, Alt*   "
■PATERSON, N. J., Aug. S—Patrick
L. Quinlan, tlie erstwliile strike leader, is again in jail.,
Tbis morning Recorder Carroll sentenced him to serve a year in the
county lockup for being a disorderly
person. .Only a week ago Quinlan was
released from the State Prison in
Trenton under $5,000 ,bail furnished
by the Appeal to Reason, the Socialist
weekly of Girard, Kan., after conviction on charges of inciting to riot
growing out of the recent Paterson
silk strike.
The present case grew out of a
speech by him at Colt and Market
streets last Saturday night, in which
fae^ is charged with saying:
"Elect a Socialist Mayor and then
you won't have cops like Bummy
Ryan batting you oyer the heads with
"club's?'"^
Quinlan was arrested yesterday on
a warrant sworn out by Ryan and
bailed- out by his attorney, Henry
Marelll.
Qulnlan's was the first case called
on the opening of court this morning.
The prosecution called two witnesses,
Captain John Tracy and Sergeant Keppler of the Detective Bureau. Both of
them swore they heard the words
which Incensed Ryan.
The defence entered a plea of not
guilty, holding that the language
which Quinlan used was made in open
meeting and not directed at Sergoant
Ityan. Tho Recorder ruled otherwise
and Qulnlan Was Immediately hustled
to jail,
Lawyer Marelll Immediately gave
notice oC appeal nnd dispatched his
assistant, Jncob Kushnor, to Iloboken
to obtain a writ of oertorarl from
Supremo Court Justice Mlnturn.
Marelll at a Into hour tonight was
still waiting to hear frt)m Kushnor.
Ho seomod perfectly confident thnt ho
would havo Qulnlan free In tho morning, and that the decision of tho Recorder would bo reversed.
Qulnlan Released Once More—This
Time In $500 Ball
PATI3RSON, N. J., Aug. 8.—Patrick
Qulnlan, Socialist, nnd leader ln tho
rocont silk strike, who was arrostod
Wednesday on n warrant charging disorderly conduct and sontonccd tho
following day by Recorder Carroll to
ono yoar In tho <:ounty jail, was ro-
lensod this aftornoon aftor a writ of
cortlorarl issuod by Supremo Court
Justice Mlnturn In Hobokon had boon
sorvod on tho Rocordor nt his offices
ln tho Silk Trust Building by Henry
Mnrlilll. coiiiihoI for Qulnlan. Ball ln
tho -sum of r*00 was furnished by
Glufloppl .Bono, of 73 Barbary street,
Jlulodon, tho Socialist borough nonr*
by. Thoro will bo a hearing on the
writ noxt November.
About Ihrofi-quiirtors of nn hour
boforo Qulnlan waH roloanot1 thin nf-
tnrnoon, Qiiliiliin was Informod In tlio
County Jnll tlmt Rocordor Carroll do-
Hired to boo Mm. Whon Uo wan
brought Into court, Iho room wn« dn-
Bnrtf'd exc-cpt for tho prnnonco of a
couple of nowflpiipor r<Ji>ortoni, a few
policemen nnd tho Rorordor hlmsolf.
Carroll rogardod Quinlan for a mo-
mniil., nnd thou lifted a sheet of pnpiM'
from IiIh dnnlt.
"f nm onrnful tn lmvo whnt T nm
nbout to sny to you written out,"
Carroll h-fgnn, "ho that I mny not bn
mlHroprafiniited by pnpoi'H >n PntorBon
or OUt   nf tnwn "     Tho   Vnnnvrlnr t'"*'i
proceoilnd to rond Qulnlan n tittle
iiouuly, iu Uio i'uuiho of which he Informed the man before him that ho
wan *»ntir<'ly convinced Qulnlan was
nn Irrnoponnlblo person and thnt for
tho pant flvo months mich ns bo hnd
Xinnn   n.oll.'Mlnf   n.iMI«  ..>»ct,t,i     •'*'...
od In offlco by tho will of tho pooplo,
and making statements which you
yourself know to ho untruo for Uio
purpoiio of stirring up a fooling of
hatred In tho hearts of tho moro Ignorant clasB."
charged,-with disorderly conduct.
A night watchman claimed to have
heard strikers plan to burn,the Kroger grocery "plant, and telephoned to
the police. A squad of detectives and
uniformed officers hurried to the
place.' An auto patrol was stolen by
a great crowd gathered there: The
police drew revolvers and charged the
crowd. .Fully one hundred of the latter fled, but several were arrested in
a hand-to-hand fight with the police.
Hardly was the trouble over when
another riot call was received from
the same place. Night Chief Sieger,
with a squad of detectives, swooped
down upon a crowd of fully two hundred men, who scattered in all directions. The police succeeded in making, fourteen, more arrests.
KRUPP   BRIBERY  TRIALS
ARE ON—ALL BERLIN AGOG
Public May Attend Court Inquiry Into
Charges by Dr. Karl Liebknecht,
Socallist—Revelations Are Startling—Lieutenant Testifies Officials
of Munitions Concern Literally
Overrun the German Ministry of
War. •  s.	
BTRIKKR8 WERE
PLACED UNDER ARREST
Teamsters at Cincinnati Were Riotous
Potlee Ha'd a ^Lively Nlflht
CINCINNATI,'An*. 11.—Troublo bo-
Iwcen striking tesmaiers and their
*vmpflthl-JM»r* ttnrt t.Y.n. poll'ic cidcd In
tbo arrost of twenty-two of tho former
BERLIN, Aug. "8.—That the agitation of the Socialists had it's effect
was evidenced today when under
pressure of indignant public opinion
created principally by them the trials
of the subordination of the War Office and two officials-of the Krupps,
charged with bribery and corruption,
which were to have been held In secret, wore opened to the public'
The War Office attaches are charged with selling to tho Krupps secret
reports of bids by their competitors.
The men wero brought to trial as the
result of the expose made in the
Reichstag hy the Socialist leader,-.Dr.
Karl Liebknecht, on April 1.8.
Today's testimony developed that
900 secret War Offlco reports were
selzod In tho offices of Krupp officials, and a non-commissioned officer,
Til Inn Sehloudor, formerly of the War
Offlco, admitted that ho accopted
monoy from a Krupp agent.
Four officers of the Ordnanco Department were brought boforo tho
judges. They woro Lieutenants Tillnn,
Hlnst, Hogo and Sehloudor, to whom
was lntrustod tho supervision of many
of tho ammunition and nrms contracts of the various arsenals and factories throughout Germany, Chlof
Clerk Pfolffor and two non-commissioned offlcors of tho Ordnanco Corps
also woro In tho prisoners' lnclosure.
Tho offlcors woro In full uniform and
woro thoir docoratlons on thoir
breasts,
Llebknecht's Charges
Tt hail boen charged by Dr. Llob-
knocht thnt not only woro corruption
and bribery on the part of munition
companies prevalent, but that there
was nn organised schomo for raining
war "aenros" nnd thus causing tho'
govern mont to spend moro monoy on
nrmnmentH.
Officers Sent to Jail
•UiailLIN, Aug, li,—Light HontoneoB
woro Impnfloil today on tho offlcor»
nnd mon of tlio Gorman ordinance
corps, under trial by court martial for
Hin'oral days on charges of betraying
military Hncrots, iho nccoptimru of
bribes and luMiihoi'dlimtloti, All wnro
found gulliy,
Limit, TU'lnii wiih Hoiitoncnd lo two
monlliR' lmprlHoiiiiKiiit; Llout, Schlou-
dnrniul Lieut. llciiHcto to four months
naclii and Llout, Hogo to rnrty-thiw
days, Chlof Clerk I'fojffor, of tbo Oni-
nnnco corpx, wah Hiniloncoil to Hix
innntliM, Xoii-comml-HHlnnnd officer
Schmidt, to two nnd a half mouths,
Non-coiiimlflHloncd officer Dranan got
throe wrokH' conl'liuuncnt to barracks.
;,     : ,;. :... ,*.... t..*. ,ini,*ini:it,
lutil rtl-Mi'ln-snl to flic Krnpn'n rr-jirc-
sfttitntlvo, Information In rnfnrnnce to
government contracts.
How's Thls7
Wn offer One II mid rod Dollars Ro.
..rtlvi »Ul  a.\,i  i ,im; ui sjrtt.il 11 h tllill Ctlfl"
mot bo pared by Unit's Catarrh Cure.
P. J. OIIRNKV & CO,, Tolodo, O.
Wo, the tiiKionilKiiod, hnvo known F,
J. Cheney for the la«t 15 years, and bo.
llov<f lilm perfectly honorable In all
biiBlnosH transactions and financially
able to carry out any obligations made
by Ills firm. <
KATIOXM, VtW'K np COMMEtlCB,
Tolodo, O.
Hnll'fl Catnrrh Cure la taken Internal-
ly, noting -directly upon tbo blood and
miKiuoim surfaces of tbo system, Tcs-
tlmonlulH sont free. Prlco 75 conts nor
bottle.   Bold by nil DrugKl»U.
T*ik\s IUll'ii r.untly V.\U fur constl.
pation,
Strikes Will Be Supported to Victory
" Indianapolis, Ind., July 21, 1913.
To the Local Unions,   United    Mine
Workers of America—Greeting:
The following report of the *pe-
cial committee appointed by the International Executive Board to con-
sider the strike situation in West
Virginia, Vancouver Island and Colorado, was unanimously adopted by
the Executive Board:
"Resolved,- That we uotify the
West Virginia miners that „ Board
Member Haggerty and other" International representatives who are responsible for the recent settlements
In West Virginia were executing the
instructions of the International Executive Board ancl that their efforts
to assist the West Virginia miners
have been in perfect harmony with'
and have received the indorsement
of the Board; be it further
"Resolved, That we disapprove and
condemn tho actions of those who
have been responsible for the circulation ot vicious resolutions aimed at
those who were only discharging their
duties as outlined by the Board and
we ask the West Virginia miners in
the future to refrain from publicly
condemning any of the officers of the
United Mine Workers of America, at
least until after they have filed with
the International Executive Board any
complaints they have against the officers in charge; be it further
"Resolved, That so long as the International Union is financing the
trouble the authority of the international representative in charge must
be recognized as being supreme. The
efforts to divide the forces of the
West Virginia miners have made it
necessary for, the International Executive Board to adopt this policy
and acquaint the membership therewith in order that the interests of the
West Virginia miners may be protected, and we are convinced that if
the West Virginia miners accept the
authority of the International Union
in its endeavor to preserve discipline
and solidarity, success will crown our
efforts in West Virginia.
■ "Your committee further recommends that we endorse the "management of the Vancouver Island strike
and reaffirm our endorsement of said
strike and pledge financial support
on the present basis until victory is
assured.
"Your committee further recommends that this Board endorse the
management of the strike in Northern Colorado, and reaffirm our endorsement of said strike-and pledge
our continued financial support in
the future and authorize' the International resident officers, if in their
judgment it becomes necessary for
the success of the-strike in Northern
.Colorado7"tlfaT"tirey be-empowered"
and are authorized to call out on
strike any part or all of the district.
•The matter of outlining policies to
govern the future is to be left to the
discretion of the resident International officials.
VYour committee recommends that
the resident officers be given the
sanction, of the International Executive Board lo levy a special assessment in conformity \yith the International constitution at any time
they ' believe circumstances necessitate their doing so; said assessment
to be of such amount as they deem
necessary to meet contingencies."'
On behalf of tho International Executive Board.
JOHN P, WHITE, Pros.
PRANK J. HAYES, Vicc-Pres.'
EDWIN PERRY, Sec.-Treas.
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Flvo members of thc West Virginia
legislature, ono of .them a State Senator, woro sentenced onAiiRust 4 by
Judgo W. S, O'Drlen nt Webster
Springs to flvo and she year terms in
the penitentiary for taking bribes.
Thoy aro furthermore tllsqunllflod for
lifo from holding public offlco, They
nad been convilctod early In tho yoar.
An wwoBt of judgment and stay of
oxocutlon .for ninety dnys was granted to -aHow nn appeal to be hoard,
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off your bill any item o£ lumber not
found Just as wo represented. There
Is no hocus poeus in
This Lumber Business
When you want spruce we do not
send you hemlock. When you buy
tlrst-class lumber we don't slip in a
lot of culls. Those who buy once from
us always come again. Those who
have not yet made our acquaintance
are taking chances they wouldn't encounter ,lf they bought their lumber
here,
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— Dealers In —
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Capital Authorized ..   $10,000,000      Capital Paid Up ... <     6,788,169
Reserve Fund. ..;..        7,000,000     Total Assets      72,000,000
' D. R.,WILKIE, President HON. ROBT JAFFRAY, Vlce-Pres.
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Arrowhead, Cranbrook, Fernie, Golden,   Kamloops,   Michel,   Nelson,..
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Interest allowed on deposits at current rate from date of deposit,
FERNIE BRANCH A. M. OWEN, Manager
TyrAN'V peoplo who aro
onrnliig loss thnn you,
nnd wIioho necessary ox-
pernios uxcnud yoiirH, havo
■Uuoii wiving ior years and
i'.ow l.uti i'n .i...i i-.iiii-
fortiibln b.-iiilc nrrimnlfi.
Systematic saving wns tho
foundation of mnny n
Inrgo forti!no,
ll     U     -1     !;';l;|t >);.*; I;;
onflily acquired, affording
moro flivtl-afnctlon nml of«
ferlng larger rowimla thnn
any other hnblt that you
could form.
Yon cnn open nn no
count In t!»k bank with'
ono dollnr, nnd ovory ..six
mon.tlm.your savinp "'lit
bo credited with tlio high*
out current Ihtorost.
J. P. GILL
Manager.   Fernie   Branch
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
CAPITAL, $15,000,000 REST, $12,500,000
MONEY ORDERS
Issued by Tho Conndlnn Hnnlc of Commerce, nre n sitfe, convenient and
inexpensive method of remitting Kmull sums of money. These Orders,
pnynble without cbnrg-e nt nny bank hi Canada (except in the Yukon
Territory) nnd in the principal cities of the United States, nre issued at
the following rates!
91? nnd tinder    3 cent*
Over    B nnd not exceeding $JO ,..,   fi    "
"    10      " " 30 ,10    "
"    30      " '' SO.. 13    "
fro
REMITTANCES ABROAD
ihotild be mads by,means of our 8PRCIAL FORKION DKAPT8 and MONRY
CH-PCnC   !r^'-i^ -»!'.'..**^,i S,A~.j ., -h.uw.mvIu >«.*»;•*,
L. A. C. DACK, hunger, FERNU' fafiANCH
THE
JPfe
OFtiaiNAL-f at.A
CHAHTtH 1 O0*f
ANK »F b ANADA
This institution invites snvinps deposits of one
dollnr nnd upwards nnd pays full compound interest nt
tho highest Hank rnte. Savings accounts especially
solicited.   , **
Ht*oorrici:*no TADAMTrt  James mason
. M«N«£|R
HHANOHE8 AND CONNECTIONS 7HH0UUHOUT CANADA
J. T. MACDONALD, Manager
ViOTORIA AVE,, -t- -:- FERNIE, B.O,
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PAGE EIGHT
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C, AUGUST 16,1913
&
A   Record
"t TTE want this pay (Jay to break all previous records.     Every department in the Store will  offer
"v    New Goodsat Special Prices.      We have prepared money-saving opportunities you would be
sorry to miss.      Don't fail to visit our store and see the extraordinary values we offer for Saturday
and Monday selling.
Men's Work
Shirts
Here's a good buy. 50 dozen" Men's Dark
Blue Shirts made from a gpod English Shirting,
collars attached. This is just a new line. This
shirt is guaranteed to give good "wear. All sizes
I4y2 to'17i/o. Regular value $1.25 each. Special for Saturday and Monday selling 75c each
Furniture
Rockers
Massive Golden or Early English Oak Rockers, leather seat and
back. , Bargain at  $8.50
Beautiful Fumed Oak Rocker,
Spanish1 leather seat, comfort, itself, at   $6.75
Golden ..Oak Morris Chairs with
adjustable back, upholstered in
art leather. ■; Heavy construction,
at  $7.50
Dining Tables
 Dining-Tablesr-Round-and-3qufire^olislred-surfa"ce"Oalri)iniffg—
Tables, 6 feet extension with pedestal or legs.   Good workmanship,
, will last and give satisfactory service, at $9.50, $10.50, $12.25, $13.50
and $14.00. -
Chairs.   Dining Chairs to match from $1.30 up.
Ball Bearing Sweepers
Bissel's Ball Bearing Sweepers. Think of it! 12,000,000 homes
cleaned daily with these sweepers.' Sweeping made easy and almost
a pleasure. Outlasts thirty brooms. Prices $2.75, $3.75, $4.25 and
$4.50.
Sewing Machines
Sewing Machines. Save $25.00. The Standard Sewing Machines
have the ltftest patented centre position design. This is endorsed by
loading physicians anywhere, because the feed is directly in front of
tho operator, not at tho side, which is so harmful. Made with either
rotary or vibrating shuttle with1 as much care as a fine watch. Price
$35.00.
Wall Paper
"Wall Paper. Brighten up! Wc will offor all Wall Paper slock
at a cut price to give room for an enlarged stock. -"Beautiful up-to-
(Into designs.  Special prices at 15o, 20c, 30o and 40o
Carpets
Brussels Rug, 9x0 und 0 x 12 feol.   $7.50, $8.00, $8.50, $0,25,
$10.50.
Hearth and Bedroom Rugs, Brussels, Axminstcr, Wilton, Mohair,
llcvoi'sible.  $1.75 to $5.50.
Portiors (,'ouoh Covers,   Bountiful patterns, brown, green, red
tinj pujMiiiir im
$6.00 up to $1M0.
mm i.iuj pujMiiiU' intuitu uum^iin,   tSpuciiii <tt -$3.CG, ^O.oO, <f>-i,Gu, y-t.uC,
Stoves, Heaters, Ranges
Stoves, II fa I ers, Rangi's.   McCJary's, Best in Canada to conk,
bnko or heat. '
Ladies Fall Suits at
Midsummer Prices
Bought the entire sample line of "Culture" Suits at 33 1-3 per
cent, discount. Each suit an individual model and all of them the
new long cutaway coats andat prices you pay..others for last, season's
garments. They are all satin or silk lined and hand finished. This is
an unusual opportunity to procure a fall suit at a big reduction at
the beginning of the season.  Prices from $15.00 to $35.00 each
SEE OUR WINDOW DISPLAY
\.
Children's Wash Dresses Reduced
200 Children's Dresses made of fast color Gingham Per cale, Print
0 or Batiste, in all neat designs and good colors.   They are this season's
newest styles.   Worth from $1.00 to $3.85 each*.   Week end special
65c, $1.00, $1.35-and $1.75 each
Satin Underskirt
Reg. $3.50 Week end Special $2.50
All colors of the rainbow are represented' in this line. They are
made with double pleated ruffles and draw string. Week end special each $2.50
Ladies Muslin Underwear
0       Half Price
■    *   All the slightly soiled or mussed under garments in Muslin to
 ibe_closed-out-at*JIalf—Erice. ■ — < ■ —
There are Combinations, Princess Slips, Corset Covers, Drawers,
Night Gowns and Under. Skirts. Both lace and embroidery trimmed.
In most eases just one or two of a kind. They are the odds and ends
of a"heavy season's business and it is only natural to expect that in
most cases they are" the better pattern and quality. There is just
enough for one day's selling. All go on sale Saturday at Half Regular Price.
Trimmed Summer Hats at $1.00
There are just six trimmed Summer Hats in the house so if you
want one come early. The original'price was up to $7.50 each. Pay
day special ,  each $1,00
Colored Turkish Towels
, Exceptional values in Turkish Towels. Our Towels arc all extra
size and extra heavy for thc money.' The lines we are showing at 40c,
50c, 60c, 65c and 75c aro worthy of£consideration. We cater to your
wants in all lines and our towel vajucs.aro only ono of tho many instances which will convince you that this is tho store of real value.'
Ladies' Umbrellas 75c. each
25 dozen real dollar Umbrellas, .mado of Gloria Silk covering and
natural wood handles.   Pay day special   each 75c
Good Buying in Our \
Shoe Department
Ladies  Oxfords
Ladies' Oxfords in best'No. 1
quality, patent ooit, vici kid
and tan calf. Regular values
$4.00 and $4.50.   Special $2.00
Ladies''Vici Kid and Patent
Colt ^Slippers, one, two and
three straps. Regular value
$3.75. Special for pay day and
Monday"  $1.50
Childs' and Girls' Oxfords,
Slippers and High Shoes. Sizes
4A/2 to 10. Regular values up to
$2.25. Special. Saturday , and
Monday ..:. .*'  $1.00 pair
This "Empre««" TwO"bat Strap Pump
Shoe is the latest creation in Parisian style
of footwear, the style of last giving the
foot a very short appearance.
We ve Exclusive Ageoia,
Mens Oxfords
Men's Oxfords in patent colt,
tan calf and gun metal.   Regular values up to $5.50 pair. Special Saturday and Monday only'
$2.50 pair
Be sure you see these.
"Men's Sox
This special offer will appeal'to every man.   We
have just received from the mill 100..dozen Pure
Wool Sox.   These are regular. 40c value.   We will
place this line on our counter for Saturday. an'd.Mon-
day selling at 4 pairs for $1.00
/?
*\
ifrTtz:
Clothing
Special
, Wo lmvo just received a very
largo shipment of Mori's Single
Breasted Suils in blue serge,
eoloved worsteds and tweeds,
Values usually sold at $18,50
and $20.00. Will bo on snlo
Saturday and Monday nl. $10,00
All sizes 3G to 46 chest,
Seo our window display,
Reg. $18. SO $20
Szcits  Sat. and
Monday at
Mens Braces
A now, shipment of tho celebrated President Suspender in threo
weights, light, medium and heavy. These are usually sold at 65c pair.
You can buy them here Saturday and Monday only at 50o,pair
Asktocsee our Invisible Suspenders, 2-point or 4-point. On salo
whilo thoy last at  350 pair
Pay Day Grocery Specials
Liquid Ammonia, qts,, per bottlo  ,,   ,25
Lima Beans, 3 lbs 25
Molasses Snap Biscuits, 2'lbs 25
Gilt Edgo Shoo Black    $0
Government Creamery Butter, 2 lbs, ,   .75
Quaker Oats, 2 lb. package  20
Lowney's Cream Chocolates per lb.   .35
Canada First Milk, 20 oz.  2 for   .25
Bluo Ribbon Coffee, 1 lb: tin    ,40
Monk Glass CuRturd Powdor    per tin   .25
Hunt's Assorted Fruits, 3 lb. tins     ,35
Lylo's English Syrup, 2 lb. tins 20
Holbrook's Marafot Pon« por pa.   .10
Holbrook's Herring in Tomato Sauco  2 for   .35
H. P. Sauce ".  2 bottles   .35
Blueberries, 2 lb. tins  2 for   .25
Scedod Raisins, 12 oz. pa 4 for   .30
ShorrilT's Grapo Juice, qts 45
Liquid Veneer, small bottles  i 20
Shamrock Matches  '    ,20
Mixed Nuts   per lb.   .20
Rod Cross Pickles, 18 oz.  .* ,   ,25
Bon Ami ..,,...". .;...,....... 2 for   .25
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White Swan Laundry Soap 12 bars   .45
Cnclilo  «nini O 11,  . OK
Rppcfol P.ulV Ton., tt lb  1.00
Talcum Powdor, large size 30
Tomatoes, 3 lb, tins '..    7 for 1,00
Raspberry Vinegar,- pts    ,25
Hnft IVinlfP ' . rti*r tier     <W
Sweed Turnips, 11 lb *. 25
White Swnn Washing Powdor por pa.   .20
Money Saving Prices
\
TRITES-WOOD COMPANY, Ltd.
BRANCHES AT FERNIE, MICHEL, NATAL AND COAL CREEK
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