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Indtu.tr2ai tfcity is Strength.
No. ffj Vol. VI. .7^
The Official Organ of District No. 18, U. M. W. of A.
Political Unity is Victory,
(1$ ■ V^
." $1.00 AYEAK.
Nineteen Killed in
Pennsylvania Mine
Thirteen Die In First Explosion  and
" Five Brave Rescuers Perish In Second Blast—Superintendent of Mine
Among Rescuers Who Were Killed.
. POWER CITY, Penn., Aug. 4.—
Nineteen men were4 killed and two seriously Injured Saturday In a double
explosion in the Eastbrook side mine
of the Philadelphia and Reading Coal
and Iron company, near here.
Thirteen men died in the first explosion and five went to their deaths In
the. second blast, after an heroic attempt to rescue the first victims. One
of the rescuers escaped alive, but died
a, few hours later.
The Dead
John Lorenz, mine superintendent.'
Daniel "McGInley, fire boss, Tower
City, leaves wife and seven*children.
Henry Murphy, 50, fire boss, Tower
City, leaves wife and three' children.
John Parrell,  49,  foreman,  Tower
City, wife and 10 children.        * *  *
Howard Hand, 21, single.
Harry Hand-, 24, miner, Muir, wife
and three children. ■■
. . Jacob Kopenhaver, 26, shaft man,
Relnerton, wife and two children.
Thomas Beh'ny, 30, miner, Relnerton, wife _ and two .children.
Daniel 'Farley, 42, fire boss, Tower
City, wife and six children.
■John Foster, 46,. miner, Tower City,
wife and two children.
It is not known exactly what caused
the' explosion, but the miners at the
colliery are Inclined to the belief that
-..the first explosion was that of dynamite and the second was caused by
gas which had been liberated by the
dynamite explosion.   The dead were
scattered for a distance  of about, a
'* quarter of a mile.    Only  three  men
were taken out of the mine alive, and
one of these died on his way to the
1   -hospital.  '    . -
Superintendent   John   Lorenz,   60
years old, was in the mine when the
first explosion occurred.   He was rescued   several   hours   later.     Harry
Sclioffstall was another man taken out
•alive.   J3oth were burned and bruised,
and Lorenz-died later.
It is possible that the real story of
;_   the explos_ion_ma^!La.e_v_-3iL.b_e_kno_w,n,-_as.
""' all who were in a-position to,know,
were killed.
While the impression seems to be
that the first explosion was that pf
,.    dynamite, It is also supposed It may
have been due to gas.   The men were
killed in three different ways.   Some
;'■    of „tkejn..s:ere violently hurled against-
.>   the side of the tunnel in which7they
■''■   were working and crushed. Some were
•hurried to death by the explosion of
gas and otherB were suffocated by the
'     after damp which always follows ah
explosion In tho mines.
All But Five Identified
All but five of tho men killed were
readily identified and It ls, believed
;,    that the other flvo might easily be
Identified affeo If any of their relatives
'    had lived in tho vicinity. .With a few
exceptions all of tho foreign workmen
|;    woro at a distance.    The Brooksldo
colliery omploys aout COO hands.   It
V'   is situated on top * of the mountain,
l     within about 10 miles of Towor City,
,    nnd within tho same distance of half
n dozen othor little'towns is tho Wil-
llnmB valley. Tho eolllory closed down
i ■   Thursday, ovonlng for tho woek, but
,'    CharloB Portland, a mining contractor,
■who has a contract with the Reading
'    company, to drive a tunnol, kept somo
of his men at work, Thoro woro a half
dozen muckers at work whoso duty
Is to load  tho debris blown by tho
blasts which nro flrod at night.  Thoro
ls also a muckor boss and a blacksmith and his holpor,   All woro at
work ln tho tunnol, which ls nbout a
quarter of a mllo from tho stopo on-
trnnco to tho rnlnos.
Reoeuers Enter Mine
Superintendent  Loronz   and   Mine
Bobs Fnrrol woro In tho mino making
nn' iimpuotlon  of homo  work  which
wna to bo dono and woro about COO
Official Notice
Aug.   4th 1913.
After a futile search of about eight
hours for the bodies of Foster, and
Farley some of the officials were still
hopeful that they haye • escaped by
making their way through an old
working. Thore was a rumor to this
effect, but it was not given much
Foreman Instantly Killed
Superintendent Lorenz and Foreman Farrel were together when the
explosions occurred and Farrel was
killed Instantly, dropping dead at the
Bide of Lorenz.
At 9 o'-clock rescuing parties came
out after a futile search and gave it
as their opinion that both Farley and
Foster were dead. They encountered
a wall of rock which they believed to
be abbut 50 feet long and they think
that the two men were caught and
buried underneath this.' A report came
to the surface that rapping had been
heard inside, but the officials gave -io
credence to this, as they do not believe the' men can be alive.  •
Hilllary Zimmerman was the only
man in the affected mine at time who
escaped with practically no injiiry. He
was standing near the stope when the
explosion ccurred and was hurled a
distance.of 10 feet by its force, but
was not rendered unconscious. When
the rescue force, after a walk over a
circuitous route of about half a mile,
found him barely conscious, they asked him how he felt. He replied: "Oh,
I am pretty sore, but never mind me;
go and help Jack Farrel. Oe needs
your help. Leave me alone and take
care of those who need your help more
than I do."
Mules Escape Death
When, the rescuing force explored
the affected section of the mine they
found most of the mules alive, although they were in close proximity to
the explosion. They did not appear to
■ be injured in the least, beyond a singeing of their hair.
One theory of the explosion Is that
when the muckers were cleaning up
the debris their shovels struck,a piece
of uiiexploded dynamite and1 set off
the 175 pounds which the men had
taken in with them.   ■   ■
To the Officers and Members
District 18.
Greeting:-  !
Herewith you will find Copy of Report of Tellers re the recent Election for Vice-President and Sec. Treas.
Wm., Graham, Coleman, and A. J. Carter, Fernie, having received the highest number of votes have been duly declared elected
according to the provisions of the Constitution.
Yours fraternally
Appeal to Mine Workers
Dist, 18, U.M.W.ofA.
To The Members of Dist. 38.
Fernie, B. C., S Aug. 1913.
EDMONTON, Aug, 4.—Employment
of womon and '-girls in or about coal
mines is prohibited under the terms
of the, mines .act, which^came, into
force' Iri^'ttief.'province of'Siberta on
August , 1.' The age limit for boys
working under ground Is raised to 16
years, though boys over 14 years of
ago may be employed on the surface,
provided they have reached a certain
educational standing..'-
With a view to greater safety in the
mines throughout . Alberta, which
shipped 3,500,000 tons of coal last
year, the age of managers and pit
bosses is raised to . 25 years, while
flromon must be at least 28 years of
age. Provision is made for the appointment of n provisional board of
examiners, which may replace the district boards at present In forco.
Outside Inspection
An Important change regarding the
Inspection of mines ls that workmen
may now appoint an outsldo representative for this purpose, so that thoy
will bo ln a position to submit a roport
without fear of dismissal. Numerous
minor changes, providing for groator
safety by regulating tho uso of ox-
ploslvos nnd genoral working conditions also aro mado In the now act,
Under tho now ordor of thlngB tho
mon will bo paid twlco a month, Instead of ovory 30 dnys as formorly.
This change wns domandod by representatives of tho minors on tho
ground that hardship has boon causod
to minors with famlllos who woro often forcod to Book credit and pay a
higher price for their necessities in
At your last District Convention it was decid ed that provision should be made to supply each'
member 'with a working,button, which every mem ber should wear on his working clothes and ar-
rangements ,to be made to change the buttons eve r.y quarter. '
We believe that the system, although only ha viiig been in operation one term, has worked very
successfully ancl met the. approval of the members hip.generally. It is to be regretted, however 'that
m some instances, when-the buttons were last issu ed, that members refused to wear them To'these
members we would especially appeal and kindly a sk that when the next supply is given out that they
will.wear them. The reasons that prompt us to .,make this request are many, but one foremost
amongst.others is the desire.to see the mine work ers of this District thoroughly organized If every
memoer conspicuously wears his working button,   it is then an easy matter for the officials of the
organization to distinguish the man who is paying  his dues from,the one who is uot.  You will tW 1 nie arc absnintp,V ^h,„^, ^w
xore reaailyrealize that trom an organizing standp oint the Button system is one of incalculable value  ■ as many llad no-place to buy a meal
The next supply is being.forwarded to the Local Secretaries on Monday, Aug. 11th and we appeal to our members to assist in making this butt on system perfect. If this is accomplished we feel
confident, from an organizing standpoint, that th e success of the mine workers of this District will
be assured.- - ■•,-,. '."'*■ , '    .   «
With best wishes for the success of our organi za$wn.
'■    ., '      -    ' Fraternally yours, ■
j J. E. SMITH, Pres.
"WM. GRAHAM, Vice Pres.
A. j" CARTER, Sec. Treas.
Some Disastrous
REVELSTOKE, B. C, Aug. 5.—Fire
completely consumed the City Hotel
at 3 o'clock this morning. The property, owned by Clayton Tapping, is a
total loss, estimated at $30,000. The
cause of the fire Is unknown. Three
laborers, boarders at the hotel, aro
missing, and it is generally believed
they are burned. A gang of laborers
ls searching the ruins today for their
The dead:    .
Thomas Sanford.     o
Two unidentified.
The eity chain gang worked In the
debris all afternoon and it is feared
that the death roll may amount to
five or six victims before a final
count is made. There were CO lodgers
in the house at. the time of the fire
and they were forced to flee for their
Insurance on the building was ?15,-
000. It was a working man's hotel.
The present owner, Mr. Tapping, one
month ago purchased it from Cayley
I.ros., old-timers here. It was the
worst fire for many years, but good
work ou thu part of the fire department saved many dwellings, as well as
the hospital, just across the road from
the hotel.
Two Hotels and Thirty Business Houses Destroyed—Half Million Loss
ATHABASCA, Alta.. Aug. 5.—Nearly the whole of the business section
of Athabasca Landing is ln ashes, having been destroyed by fire which
broke out about 3 o'clock this morning. The fire started in a poolroom
of the Grand Union hotel. The flames
swept-through Strathcona street and
Litchfield avenue. The two hotels
were destroyed and'over 30 business
houses. Bucket brigades finally checked the flames. The total damage will
be over $500,000. Constable Blair received serious burns waking the
guests of the Grand Union. The eity
council this morning met and formed
a relief committee.. One hundred peo
stroyed by fire at 4 o'clock this morning as was also the electric power
house.- The' loss is $-10,000, fully covered by insurance. Rebuilding will
start at once. The origin of the fire
was in the power house. About 25 men
were, employed in the planer, which
was ono of the finest equipped iu the
district and. had a dally capacity of
200,000 feet. The company have a well
drilled fire brigade of their own, but
it was impossible to check the flames.
The, lumber sheds and the main mill
were uninjured.
Other Towns Sit Up and Take Notice
Armed Deputies at
Strikers' Hearing
CALUMET, Mich., Aug. 5.—Armed,
guards tonight wore withdrawn from ]
tho Portage Lako bridge, connecting
Houghton and'Hancock, tho fear of:
authorities that there was a dynamite
plot on foot, ln connection with the
strlko of coppor miners, having subsided somewhat.
It had boen assorted by tho officers
ln chargo of tho Btrlko patrol that an
attempt was on foot to sack the explosive vaults of tho mining companies, and a corps ot soldiers was
placod on tlio bridgo to scrutinize
all porsons who passed.
When eight mon, arrostod at ed
Jacket, woro arraigned today ln a
Houghton justlco court, no ovidonco
was prosontod and thoir preliminary
honrlng wns set for August 11.
Joseph Mlhollch, from whom a copped stick of dynamlto was taken, was
hold undor $3000 bonds nnd the ball
for the others was fixed nt one-third
that amount. None of them furnishod
Court proceedings today took placo
ln a room crowdod with armed deputies, friends of tho defendants nnd
roprosentatlvos of tho mining companies.
Somo of tho spectators wore searched for woapons, but so fnr as could
bo learned nothing moro alarming
than tobacco boxes wero found.
Commercial conditions ln tho strlko
7,0110 aro growing worso dally. Somo
local merchants aro considering tho
advisability of closing thoir Btoros until noon each day.
move, following the receipt in Lansing
today of the replies showing failure
of his proposal for a conference of
operators and miners, was awaited
with Interost horo. The strike situation remains unchanged. That the
union leaders expect tho troublo to
continue, howovor, was shown by announcements that "Mother Jones" had
accepted their Invitation to como to
the.coppor country, and would be hero
noxt Tuesday. Plans for a big demonstration of wolcomo to tho aged
strlko loader'woro Immediately begun,
.C. E. Mahonoy, vice-president , of
tho Western Federation of Minors, returned from Lansing today but doclln-
od to dlscusB his visit to Govornor
Forrls, nor would ho venture a prodlc
Hon as to tho futuro attltudo of tho
stato oxocutlvo.
CALUMET,   Mich.,   Aug.   4.—Announcement of Governor Ferris' noxt
Election for Financial Secretary
Following Is tho result of olectlon
for Financial Socretary of Coleman
Local  Xo,  2GM,  held  on  Thursday,
Aug. 7th:
.1. Joluifltono ,    201
J. Mooro     1H8
or get a place to rest. The government placed tho immigration hall at
the disposal of the council and those
merchants having any stocks left offered what they had to relieve the
The heaviest, loser .was Isaac.-,Gag-
non, who lost a number of buildings
worth $200,000 and all uninsured. The
Athabasca Forwarding company's
warehouse, <•""-■» "-ith goods consigned to the Pence river country, was
burned to tho ground. The waterworks wero not completed and only
a hand pump engine,available to fight
tho flames, except tho bucket brigades.
Smoke Everywhere
Tho flro horo Is practically subdued,
but flame nnd smoko are everywhere.
The town council has appointed a
number of special watchmen to warn
the town nnd hold the flro ln check
should a strong wind come up.
Businesses Wiped Out
Ovor 30 buslnoss firms woro wiped
completely out, thoir stores now lying flat. The total loss will exceed
$500,000, and the Inauranco will only
cover a small fraction of tlilih One
to tho high rates of Insurance fow
hold policies, nnd tluiRo fow hold none
nonr the value of thoir stoclis, As
near as can bo learned $74,000 Insurance was In effect. Tlio names of
tho lnnurnnoo compiinles end the
amount of tho policies Issued by them
are not obtainable.
WA'ItnNIOH, 11. C, Aw. 5.-Tho
planing mill of tho Crows Xost Virnc
Lumber   company   wiih   entirely  do-
That Fernie Board  of  Trade  have
succeeded in convincing several of the
larger towns both East and West that
they are on the move is evidenced by
the   fact   that   "Toronto    Saturday.,-,,
Night" on the one side and several''.'-.'
of the Coast papers on the other side  :
have thought fit to comment vigorously'upon the campaign now being conducted by Fernie.
Numbers of periodicals have adopt-*-
ed a high moral standpoint on this
question and we don't think it any too
soon, but it is certainly gratifying to
read the comments made and the
scheme for curtailing the land sharks
who -Infest, not only Western Canada,
but any other portions of the country
where there is a possibility of landing
"come ons." If- this campaign Is continued it will be a very hard proposition for some of the initerent peddlers who jump from one town to anJ
other inveigling, unsophisticated man .
to part with his hard-earned cash and
in some instances leaving him In possession of nothing greater in real es-'
tate values than the mud on _thelr	
Some of the methods adopted by the
peddlers is not only very questionable
but, in our opinion, very little short
of 'criminal.
The following is a comment from
The Greenwood Ledgo upon the situation: '.''v. ■  j
"lii B. C. fdr a long time the playing
for money with dice, cards and wheels
has been prohibited, hut the selling of
subdivision lots upon the outskirts of
prairie towns by gllb-tongued real estate peddlers has been permitted to
run wide open, much to the detriment
of poor Investors, This gamo , has
drained tho province of vast suras of
money principally drawn from tho
pockets of wage-earners, and It is high
time thnt -the law should stop this
shady kind of buslnoss, Long ago
Tho Lcdgo pointed out the evils of
this wild and foolish way of wasting
monoy; but tho slniDlomlndcd public
Is slow to tnke advlco. Efforts nro
now being mnde In Fornlo to avert
the evil, and It Is to bo hoped that
othor towns follow suit."
Another comment that we notice In
fl'o "Moose Jew TlmoB" of July Slat
!h nlso vory much to tho point, uh
though wo nro compelled to admit
that tho login of tho writer's opening
paragraph Is not quite apparent, to us
nt all ovonts.
To daro to comment upon tilings
which nre wrong is a greater crime In
Western Canada than to do tho wrong
thing. Tho Inovltablo oxpoHiiro, how-
over, Is bound to come, At tho"prom
ont tlmo, newspapers lu British Columbia nro attacking Moose Jaw subdivisions. SnrloiiH -olmrgos are being
made and a totally erroneous Impreu-
K|mt In bolng glvon to outaldcrs that
(Continued on Pago BI
foo from tho tunnel ln which Italian
workmen woro engngod, It was shortly beforo noon whon tho man on tho
aurfaco hoard a rumbling noise and
from tho mouth of tho stopo nnd from
tho nlr piiflfingowny at tho fan enmo
clouds of dust, Tho outside men knew
in nn Instnut that thoro had boon a
bad explosion nnd n roBOiio parly wiih
qulokly organized, Tho aix roKonoi'H
woro lowered Into tho ntopo, a depth
of 1,200 foot down to tho fifth level
noxt to tlio bottom of tho mino, It Is
Judged that tho socond explosion occurred 20 minutes nftor the firiit. Tlio
rescuers had tlmo to walk about 000
loot from tho mouth of tho utopo,
whoro thoy wore found dond.
Flvo of tho foreign workmen were
found dead In ono pllo In tho tunnol,
A numbor of mon woro at work on tho
lift above the ono whom tho tunn-M
was bolng driven and tho concusalon
Wo«'..titll tlio Ubll-o ou IM. lamps,
At tho colliery wort] two axyxen hoi-
mots and others woro quickly obtained
from tho eolllorlea In this vlclttity and
whon tho mino rescue car arrived
thftrft'wna plenty of them tn pifry pn
tho rescue work.
Reseutrt lit Turn Rescued
Fortnnntoly tho mino had not not
nflto, but tho rescuers worn retarded
for a whilo by tho blocked passage-
ways, duo to tho timber* bolng torn
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down and tho roof nnd aides cavlnff I
in.   Thoy, mndo thoir way with tho )
Kreatont difficulty,  Tho ftrnt reecuod
wero the member* ot tho roicuing
I forco who had »cono to tho rellof of
' the victims of tho flrat nrploalon.
Eoctere from all part* of tbo region
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WE tlio iindcraiRiml District Tollers, certify that the'aliovfe is n correct record of the votoa east in
District Election held 23rd July, 1913.
The, Labor War
On the Rand
"Reynold's"   Predictions   Fully   Justi-
*    fied
By One of the Staff
The S. A. War Bill
Length of War   2V2 years
Cost of War    £222,974,000
Bntish Forces   380,577
Boer Forces      89,375
British Casualties
Killed or Died "of Wounds ...     8,590
Died of Disease      13,332
Invalided or Missing      75,;>35
At Ions last it has conie. After all
tlicse years of official lying and unspeakable cant, and the suborning.of
the Jingo Press and the Jingo avenues of news, the Pro-Boer has been
vindicated. In their warm blood the
miners of the Rand have written the
condemnation of those fanatics of the
dark days of thc South African War
who maligned and vilified honest Britishers who dared to speak the truth
and face the calumny of friend and
foe. British miners have been shot
down by. British troops. Khaki-clad
members of the British working class
have been used to kill and maim their
working class brothers in the sacred
name of dividends for Rand lords.
Hell has again been let loose in Johannesburg, that city of crime and
greed and lust. Homes have been
devastated, wives have been widowed
' and children orphaned, and the holiness and sacredness of the God of
Gold has been demonstrated by British soldiers armed with the deadliest
weapons of precision. Official murder
has again been sanctioned and endorsed in the interests of—of whom?
, Has the red carnage been perpetrated to the honor1 of the Union Jack?
Has it been indulged in to prove the
Christian virtues of the Gold Bugs and
Money Makers and place seekers who
hold the tangled destinies of South
Africa in their evil grip? Has it advanced the cause of Labor in that or
any other land? Are we one step
nearer to a happy condition of life
through this latest deed of shame and
horror? NO. Emphatically NO. Then
why has this deed of blood been permitted and perpetrated? We will tell
you why. From the columns of "Reynold's" of the elder days we will go
over the sordid and" shameful history
that has led up to this pouring of the
- last, drop into the cup of our degradation in lhat "prosperous" and unhappy region.
Over fourteen years ago "Reynold's" gave warning that our then
governors were preparing a devil's
brew for England to drink. We warned the. country that one of the most
o inhuman conspiracies ihat ever dark-
ing hatched by, the ve-y men who
were supposed to guard' our national
.. destines. .We said that Mr. Joseph
Chamberlain was rushing this nation
into a conflict which would smirch
the good name of England for all time.
We repeated it again and again. We
begged—we prayed—the British working class to examine the claims of the
.war party and tell the Jingo politicians of the day, that these things
must not be.
One June 4, 1S99, we wrote: "The
whole of the wretched agitation is artificially got up by millionaires in
their own interest." A fortnight later
"Reynold's" was more explicit
"South Africa presents the spectacle
of the biggest and most dangero.is
monopolies in the world which ha.-e
suddenly sprung into being, and whioh
aro bound to be aggressive. They
take the shape of mining monopolies,
and the richest parts of the mines
happen to" be in the Transvaal."
There were at the tlmn columns of
gush and cant in the, Jingo Prsss
about the work of tho "Qutlaiidor.-;"
—the 12,000 whites of many nationalities who were denied the vote. A
petition war arranged and sent to 13 ^ ■:-
land on their behalf, hut not five per
cent, of them cared a pin about the
franchise. We must quote again from
our own columns: "If the Transvaal
were only merely an agricultural
country, we should never have heard
of any Outlanders' grievances, or of
any Outlanders either. The mining
monopoly want to 'jump' the Rand,
where the .best mining is, and annex
the whole thing."
But the petition?- Oh, yes, the precious petition! "Reynold's" had
fri jnds, who were actually working as
miners on the Rand, who never saw
the petition,, who never heard of the
petition, until they got notice of it
through English papers sent out to
them. Then how did it get signed?
was asked. It got signed because the
men who got it signed were paid on
commission. They received so much
per hundred names. The Jingo statesmen were challenged to have it officially examined, but the challenge was
"Reynold's" received letters from
the Rand proving that wages and conditions were better, and taxes lower
than in England. But the franchise for
Outlanders had a good Democratic
ring about it, and our people were deceived. We fought a nation which had
done us no harm, at the behest of
Chamberlain and Milner and the rest
of the gang who deserved to be hounded out of public life, for the enrichment of a gang of Cosmopolitan Capitalist Financiers who richly merited
hanging. Outlanders! Why we had
at .that moment 2.000,000 men Outlanders in our own country. In August, 1S99, the Cape Premier wrote:--
"Toti fjy^a^timrir7el^¥terirnd_iceeir
body of men, amalgamated into Rings
and Trusts, are quickly and surely
settling their hands round the mineral
wealth of South Africa. Our diamonds
are already a complete monopoly in
their hands; our gold, our coal, the
richest portions of our "soil, and even
our public works, are -tending to fall
into the grasp of our great amalgamators. Not only are these .men not
South Africans by birth, but in the
majority of cases they are men who
regard South Africa as "a field for
making wealth and the furthering of
their own designs. When they have
obtained their end they do not.feel
bound to the spot which has enriched
them, but in most cases retire to Europe to expend the wealth of South'Africa in the purchase of social distinction and in the luxuries of old-world
Was that not true? Are we not familiar, all of us, with the term, "Park-
lane South African millionaire"? And
you remember who these men were?
And you remember how they fought
for the dear Outlanders when the war
was declared? Oh yes, they fought!
They fought, from the cushioned lounges of the best hotels of the European
capitals. And you also remember Mr.
Hllaire Belloe's scathing "-satire of
these patriots?
"Where    those ' three    hundred
fought with Ecit,
And fair,young Wernher died."
•.Fair   young   Wernher   had   more
sense. He knew that British Tommies
were prepared to do the dying on a
shilling a day.   .-
Well, there it is! How do we like
tho story so .far? But there Is more
to come. On September 9, 1900, we
wrote: "Of course the millionaires on
tho Hand will get their cheap labor
and make their fortunes, but the average man there will find life but a
hard struggle." The manner in wliich
our forcast was verified was terrible.
Need we write it?„ Need we remind
anyone of the tornado of wrath that
swept the nation when it was announced' that. 50,000 Chinese coolies
were to be imported to work the
For that we were called upon to
Pay! Pay!! Pay!!! For that, British
blood was poured out like water, and
British money thrown away. For that
were we maligned and cursed.
'What of today? Today the Hand Is
one huge, sweating, slaving horror.
The miner, who was an oppressed being for whom the might and majesty
of Britain must be sent to humble the
Roers to the dust, is now a scoundrel.
The Jingo Press has even the infernal
impudence to tell us that. The scribe
who wept tears of blood over the
miners' sorrows a decade ago is now
writing him down as a lazy, greedy,
unprincipled beast who should be disciplined by bullets aud steel.
Let us just examine the miner's
present condition. His wages seem
high, but they are not nearly so high
as they were before the war. And people over here have no conception of
the cost of living.-Reiitrfor instance,'
is £6 to £9 a month. A glass of beer
costs sixpence. Food and commodities
are dear in proportion.   In addition he
"isTol)Bed'ran"d_liarassed-in" a hundred"
ways. Then there is the boycott.
When a man has stuck steadily to
work and ^accumulated a little money
—say, from £20 to £50—he is reck
oned dangerous. The mine owner discharges him! When he visits other
mines'he.is boycotted.
Then there is. the miner's scourge
—phthisis. .When' once a man descends the mine he knows that his days
ar*e'~numbered. He" may live three
years, but he will not live six. Imagine it! - Three to six years of toil aud
suffering that Randlords' may pile up
wealth and return to England to buy
titles and honors, and be referred to
as "my lord" and the like.
Four thousand five hundred miners
yearly contract the White Death.
Every day eleven fresh cases of
miners' phthisis have to be treated.
On every full working day three
persons were killed and six injured
in the mines in 1910.
, During the ten years ended December 31, 1912, there were 10,556 natives
killed, or injured and 52,203 natives
died in the mines. ■■■
"No iess than 10,000 people die ih
these min*3S every year," said Mr.
Merriman.        ,% n
uno hundred thousand Kaffirs have
been virtually murdered since the
Well, how do. we relish it all? 'Mothers and widows, whose sons' and
husbands' bones now lie powdering
beneath the soil of the veldt, was that
for what your men fought and died?
You thousands of men and women
who love the honor and traditions of
freedom and love of liberty, who have
been taxed most "heavily to pay for
that most colossal blunder—or crime
—that filibustering venture which
struck such a blow at the prestige of
British arms, are you satisfied, with
the result? You Pro-Boer'readers of
ours who stuck by us through those
terrible days when we were maligned
and cuhsed by men who knew not the
meaning of the words reason and honor, are you not proud of the stand we
Pay! Pay!! Pay!!! We have
paid in blood and tears and sorrow unspeakable. We have paid in hard
cash through the intervening years—
and-this is what we paid for. Over
200 British citizens killed and wounded by British troops because they demanded a release from their life of
servitude. There is no more for us
tp say.' The story is too poignant, too
tragic, too terrible for further words
from us. What has the British nation
to say on the matter?—Reynolds'.
A Lesson on
the Class Struggle
•CALGARY, Aug 2—The authorities
at the Labor liall are making preparations for Labor clay. They hope to surpass all previous efforts this year, and
in addition to the usual program, have
arranged to hold sports in the evening. iFoot-racliig, boxing, wrestling,
and other events will comprise the bill
of fare. A suggested program has already been drawn up, and will be submitted to the Labor council next Friday for confirmation.
Some ofThe bricklayers'^esumed"
work this morning, but the bulk of tho
men will not start until Monday.
Great satisfaction is expressed by the
men at the termination of the strike.
Nothing so arouses the ire of the
anti-Socialist as the .theory of the
class struggle.   ,
- No denunciation of Socialism is
complete without a few invectives of
the wickedness of stirring up class
hatred.   , __,.'• .
Now congress iif just investigating
an important side of the class struggle. The basis of the, class struggle
theory is the fact that different interests fight -to control social institutions
and make them over' in* the image of
those Interests.
Mulhall is just showing one of the
ways in which the ruling class controls an important Social Institution—
congress. - The National Association
of Manufacturers is not composed of
a let of exceptionally disreputable villains. They do not enjoy bribing congressmen and corrupting leaders and
spying on unions and, in general, acting the part of thugs and sneaks.
Most of theso manufacturers would
rather supervise the making of things
that people need. They would rather
direct tho production of clothing and
shoes and steel and lumber and all
the other articles that satisfy human
But under the present system they
are not permitted to give their attention to the manufacture of .goods.
Tlieir principal work must be the manufacture of profits.
' In order to manufacture profits they
must take valuables away from those
who'.produce goods. Naturally these
producers raise more or less objection
to having their products taken away
and' made up into profits. So these
workers organize unions, go on strike
and grumble at the pools until the
politicians have to promise that the
machinery of government willnot be
used in quite so raw a way to produce
All this interferes with profit-making, and the profits are the very life
blood of the members of the National
Association of Manufacturers. Tf they
are to live 'they must fight for their
So men like Mulhall and Lamar are
hired to fill the unions with spies, corrupt labo'r leaders and congressmen
and thereby keep the workers. from
retaining the product that is wanted
as raw material to be manufactured
into profits.
So long as this class struggle over
profits-exists just so long it will,find
expression in corrupt, governments
and secret crookedness. These things
could be decreased somewhat by dropping the hypocrisy. When the fact of
the class struggle is frankly admitted
as it is in Germany, where political
"parties admit that they stand for class
interests, there is -less corruption.
Eveu there when an attempt is made
to slime over the fact of the class
character of patriotism in  order to
further the profits of the armament
makers, this concealment of the class
struggle" leads to corruption.
Ignoring, covering up, lying about
and denying the existence of the class
struggle, will only lead to more rottenness in government. Frankly admit-,
ting its existence, recognizing that political parties represent class interests
and that these interests seek to use
government to tli'eir own ends will
reduce the amount of corruption.
Where Socialism grows so strong
that his lie is no longer told to the
voters, there is little bribery.
The only way to entirely rid society
of graft and corruption is to abolish
the class struggle out of which these
things spring. Tho only way to do
that is for the working class to take
control of society and mako all profit
manufacturers over into workers and
manufacturers of goods.
, And this Is the end of the first lesson.—Milwaukee Leader.
The Agreement Entered Into by'the
Officials of the United Mine Workers of America and the Coal Mine
Operators Has Been Ratified by the
Striking Miners by Referendum
With the exception of one local,
at Ohley, every union on Cabin Creek
affected by the agreement between
the United Mine Workers and the
operators, unanimously agreed to
the proposition given below.
The operators, miners and their
representatives are to be congratulated on the ratification of the-agreement, and the harmony committee
which worked incessantly for the restoration of work and peace on Cabin
Creek are to be especially praised for
their splendid part in the agreement.
The agreement is In many respects
similar to that prevailing in District
18 and expires April 1st, 1915.
The following companies are'party
to same: The Cabin Creek ^Consolidated Coal' Company,- Carbon Coal
Company, Republic Coal Company,
West Virginia Colliery Company and
Wake 'Forest Mining Company and
Thomas Haggerty, Thomas Cairnes,
Ben .Morris, Paul J. Paulson, Andrew
Watkins, Joe Vasey and James Cant-
well, representing the employees of
said companies.
MOOSE JAW,  Sasli., Aug. Ai-The
City Council has passed a resolution
unanimously condemning a * local paper, Tho Evening Times, for its frflnt
page editorial on the financial conditions of the city.
In part, the resolution reads as-follows:  "That this Council desires to
place'W record its strong disapproval
on the article published recently, owing to its gross misstatements of local
conditions, wherein the credit of the
city and its business men is impugned, .
and that a copy of this resolution he'
forwarded to the Board of Trade with
the request that support be given this
motion with a view to restoring con-'
fidence in the city which- has been seriously impaired  by the publication,
■MOOSE JAW, Sask!, Aug. 4.—Mayor
Pascoe' emphatically denies the report
published in a local paper announcing
that the city's bankers have refused +0
accept cheques drawn by the city.
"Any inconvenience that has been experienced in connection with the city's
financial arrangements has been caused by our inability to dispose of the
city's debentures,',', said the Mayor.—
By Canadian Press'.
Capital Paid Up
* -^^i-s^^^Kr"^   $43,000,000,
The Saving Habit
jyjANY people who are
earning less than you,
and whose necessary expenses exceed yours, have
been saving for years and
now have snug and comfortable bank accounts.
Systematic saving was the
foundation of ' many a
large fortune.
It is a habit    that    ls
easily acquired, affording
more satisfaction and of- ■
fering larger rewards than
any other habit that you .
could form.
You can open an account in this bank with'
one dollar, and every six
months your .savings will
be credited with the highest current interest.
Manager,   Fernie   Branch
Wo a iv wiling lo bo judged by our record. Iu
offering properties to tlie public, we nre doing so
not ns a new firm with no large interests nt slake
who are only in business to sell one subdivision,
but we are doing so ns one of the largest firms in
Caniulii, with 11 good financial backing, which will
guarantee any written representations we give I.)
our clients, us in every contract there is a wriu.ni
guarantee ns to Ihe direction and distance from the
Post. Office of Uie properly, This places the purchaser lhal. lie knows exactly wlial ho is Inlying at
time of purchase.
In our extensive business in "Western Canada,
which lust year alone amounted to nearly Ten Million Dollars, 75 per cent, of the properly we have
sold lies been sold |o people who never saw il, and
never had a chance of personally inspecting same.
Kor tins reason we are giving a list of the properties that we have hnwlledaip to one year ago, and
prices at.■which we sold snine, and tho prices 1 hey
are -selling at ,todny notwilhslnnding the present
financial stringency, Now wo consider this is the
bowl* kind of reference, as when you give names of
people, they might be personal Mends of the firm,
or have ulterior motives for recommending the firm,
bul when yot 1 give Ihe properties, this is something
that everybody can ■investigate, and in giving this
list of properties, we are not -simply giving a list of
our fiuccesses, but we are giving a full list which
includes our sueees«es, but one llko (JnmrosC, which
has been a temporary disappointment, but an the
property we sold in this city iH very largely all lo-
ciitcd inside the mile circle from the Post Office, in
the direction in which fhe town is growing, we. dilly
believe in the next two veil rn it. will five votrv hand-
Bomo profits to the purebnsers.
Tliia liiitiris property ha^ been sold within the
laht three years, and as it was sold on very amy
terms running over from eighteen to twenty-four
Some of Our Successes
•t t
Prices sold at Worth today
Glengarry     $65.00 to $100.00 por lot $250.00 to $400,00
Grand Trunk    $75,00 to $150 per lot $250.00 to $500.00
North Mount Pleasant     $75,00 to $100.00 per lot $250.00 to $350.00
Knob Hill  $250.00                   por lot $600,00 to $800,00
Kitsilano    $30.00                   por lot $ 75.00 to $100,00
Rosomont     $300,00 to $350,00   per lot (50 feet)       $500,00 to $600,00
Lynbrook Heights     $150.00 to $200.00 por lot $300.00 to £$400,00
Windsor Park .."    $150.00 to $200.00  por lot $250,00 to $400.00
Cousins & Sissons    $150.00 to $250.00 por lot $ 000.00 to $1000,00
High Scliool Annex ...........$280.00 to $300.00 per lot $800.00 to $1200,00
Brovoort Park    $ 75.00                  per lot $200.00 to $400,00
Parkview ..,....,,,,,,   $150.00                  per lot $250,00 to $300,00
Mount Pleasant    $100.00 to $150.00 por lot $300,00 to $350,00
Capilano Gardens ............   $75.00                 per lot $75.00 to $100,00
Oapilano Addition    $75.00              „ per lot $75.00
Bovorley Heights ...........   $150.00 to $175.00 per lot $300.00 to $400.00
Boulovard Hoights    $125,00 to $150.00 per lot $250,00
Orescont View    $125.00 to $150.00 per lot $250.00 to $300.00
months, a very largo portion of the last payments
■mi *}uni: prupulin-t> ilH\« ilut lis ,\«l been HMUJU.  *Ah
ymi wiii notice, tlits buyer« in every cuius wiii be
able to mako from $100 por cent, to 300 por cent,
on tlio amount invested, nml in every ease we have
given very conservative valuations for tJidny's pric
es. "Wo nro quite satisfied with favorable financial
conditions tlmt nil tiiese*proportion will increase 50
per tent, im tho next «ix months,
In asking your confidence in today's investments
wo fool wo oan conscientiously do so on our pnst
Today wc particularly want to recommend to our
clientele Kingsway, Moose Jaw, which is located
insKlo tho city limits, and is all within the two milo
circle from the Post Offico, tho inner corner being
well within the V/2 mile-circle, It is already served by tho street car line; six houses arc prnclicifUy
built, and thirty-four more proposed to be. bui'I ihis
year or next; Kingsway we arc offering al #15.00
por foot frontage, Aa choice residential property
■ such as Rosedalo, Toronto, is selling at $150,000 to
#200.00 per fool, Shaunessoy Iloighls, Vancouver,
similar prices, nnd Mount lioyal, Calgary, $50.00 to
$100,00 per Tool, this gives you some idea.of (ho
future possibilities of this properly.
AVe also recommend West Mirror, Uogiun, wliich
is also located inside the cily limils in thc southwest, in the direction in which Ihe cily is growing.
This property we are selling nl, $200.00 por lot up.
We are nlso offering a choice investment in Iho
cily of Kdiiionton—Mayfair. This choice prnpnHy
is located just across Ihe river from the flovorn-
meiit House, a short* distance from Ibe University
' Buildings. We aro offering this at half the price
lhal Hie adjoining properties are held at, This is
acknowledged to bo the prettiest residential pro-
porly in the city of Edmonton. Price #600.00 per
lot up,
CALGARY   '.,, v
"We recommend Morris PI nee, Calgary, which
propoHy is all located in the 2y, mile circle to tho
north-east. This is not tho best residential section,
. but as it adjoins tlio city's now industrial tracts, it
is destined to be the future homo of a largo number of working Wi. Our price is $200.00 to $250.00
per lot..'
For further particulars see:
McCUTCHEON BROS., Ltd., Fernie, B.C.
HEAD OFFICE, 107 8th Ave. W., CALGARY, Alta.
621,1st St., Edmonton, Alta.
Walter Seolt Block, Moow Jaw, Sftik,
A27 Spnrks St., Ottawa, Ont.     ."
1708 Rose St., Regina, Siuk, *
447 Main St„ Winnipeg, Man.
08 King St. Wost, Toronto, Ont.
1309 Douglas St., Victoria, B. 0.
312 Central Avonue, Great Falls, Mont.
London, England.
Plymouth, England.
Glasgow, Scotland,11
The   Dangers  of
■Toa simply caa't he w&ll—that is,
really well—if your digestion is bad,
for your very'food may poison you
unless it is digested. That is why indigestion (imperfect digestion) is the
root cause of nearly all our minor
ailments and o-f many serious ones too.
Food should nourish your body, and
make good the daily tyaste Wthich -never
stops, but ii can't do' that unless your
.stomach digests it. No wonder dyspeptic men and women are always weak
and ailing--they're starved and often
poisoned too. Starved, mind you, not
lur lack a of food, but because they
don't digest the food they eat. Poisoned, .not by eating bad food, but because
tticir stomachs aro weak" and their
■bowels inactive, and so the food they
eat ferments and gives off poisonous
gases which are carried by the blood
stream to every part of the .body. It
is because, Mother Seigel's Curative
Syrup possesses in a rem'arkable degree tho power to tono, strengthen and
regulate the action of tho digestive
organs—tho stomach, liver and bowels
--that it is still, after forty years' testing, the best known and most successful romedy for Indigestion, constipation,
■biliousness ancl .the many distressing
ailments which are traceable to a weak
or disordered condition of these Important organs. Success breeds Imitators, and 'there aro many so-called
substitutes for Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup, but none of them contain
tho combination of more1 than ten
-herbal extracts upon whlolivt-he restorative and curative value of Mother
Seigel's Curative Syrup depends. If
you suffer from indigestion, and wish
to give Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup
a trial, bo sure you get tho genuino
»rtlcle. ,o,     \
Price 31.00.    Trial size 50c.
For sale hy
Bar supplied with the best Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
Nowhere in tho Pass can be
found in such a display of
We have the best money
can buy of Beef, Pork, Mutton, Veal, Poultry, Butter,
Eggs, Fish, "Imperaior Hams
and Bacon" l.ard, Sausages,
Welners and Sauer Kraut. ,
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through main line trains for all eastern and southern points, through mainline trains to Kansas City
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More of the Truth
About Socialism
From Allan L. Benson's Book
There is ^'absolutely no foundation
for this "tyranny-loss-of-individual-lib-
erty" charge. A government controlled by *thq people cannot tyrannize over
the people, nor can the-)abolition of
poverty curtail, under democratic government, the individual liberties of the
people. Who now has the most individual liberty—the man who is poverty-stricken or the man who isn't?
Yet Socialists make no pretense of
a .purpose to create a world in which
the worker may blithely amble up to
the governmental employment office
and.demand a job picking a guitar.
The worker may amble and demand,
but he will not get a job unless there
is a guitar to pick. In other words,
Socialists expect to exercise ordinary
common sense in the conduct of industry. Broadly speaking, the man
who is best fitted to do certain work
will bo given tbe work to do. It would
be absurd to plan or promise anything
else. At the same time, the destruction of poverty, and the multiplication
of the mass of manufactured goods
that will follow the satisfaction of all
of the people's needs, will give the
workers greater freedom in exercising
their discretion in the choice of an occupation.
At this point .in the proceedings
somebody -always inquires, who will do
the dirty'work?
Socialists do not expect ever to
make the cleaning of sewers as pleasant as the packing of geraniums. They
do expect, however, to offer such extraordinarily good , compensation for
this extraordinarily unpleasant work
that the sewers will be cleaned. Why
should anyone expect that plan to fail,
since the present plan does not fail?
We now offer very poor wages for
this unpleasant work, yet the sewers
do not go un-eleaned. Is it to be supposed that the same men who are now
doing this dirty work for low wages
would refuse to do it for higher wages? 'Most- certainly the government
would be'compelled to offer wages
high enough to get the dirty, but important, work done/ It is lack of work
that now makes men take dirty work
at dirty wages.' Under Socialism there
can be no lack of work, because the
people 'will own their own industrial
machinery jtfid will be free to use it.
Furthermore, machinery is now doing
much of the dirty work, as time goes
on, will do,more of It.
Socialists are often asked what they
will do with the man who will not
work. If facetiously inclined, they usually reply that one thing tney will cer-
a'millionaire. But, really, the question
is absurd. What do ,the opponents of
Socialism believe a Socialist government would do with the man who
would not work? Do they believe such
a man would be given a hero medal, or
be pensioned for life? What is there
to do with such a man,,but to let him
starve? I mean a man-having the
ability to work and having work offered to him, who would nevertheless refuse to work.
But, outside the ranks of criminals,
there Is no such man, nor will thore
over be. Socialists would punish
thieves precisely as capitalists punish
them, except for the fact that Socialists would not discriminate in favor of
tho biggest thieves.   To answer the
question in a single sentence, Socialists-would depend upon the spurs afforded by.the desires for food, clothing and shelter, to keep most of the
people at work, and the odd man who
might choose to steal would be treated
in the ordinary way—imprisoned.
But the question, "What will you do
with the man who will not work?" reveals a strange belief that is held by
those who do ' not hold much of a
clutch upon the facts of life. I have
a very dear old aunt who believes
from the bottom of her honest heart
that the great mass of unemployed are
either drunkards or loafers. In discussing the problem of the unemployed with gentlemen who are living upon
the sunny side of the street, they almost invariably fire this" question,
"Why don't those fellows get out into
the country where the farmers are
crying for help and can't get any?"
I was brought up on a farm, and I
still remember tbat not much farming
was done In winter. The great demand
for extra help comes in mid-summer,
when the crops are harvested. During
six or eight weeks there is a demand
from the farms for more help than
they can get. But ^yhat man who has
a family in the tenements of New York
or Chicago can afford to pay his railroad fare to Iowa, Nebraska or even
Ohio, to get six weeks work.
In the first place, they have not the
money with which to pay their fare.
Theso men live from hand to mouth
iu tlie city, running in debt during the
week, and paying their debt with the
wages they receive Saturday night. It
their fares were'advanced by the farmers who wanted to hire them, they
would have liftle or nothing left from
what they might earn on the farms,
and, in the meantime, their families in
the cities would be starving. Furthermore, farm work is a trade of which
these city workers know nothing.
They could learn the trade of farming, of course, but they could not learn
it in six weeks. At any rate, in panic
times there are more than 5,000,000
out of work in this country, and in no
conceivable circumstance is it possible that any considerable part of this
number could find work upon the
farms even six weeks of the year.
The fact is that the conditions of
modern industrial life are so hard that
an increasing number of unorganized
workers'are barely able to live, even
when they work. The constantly increasing cost of living, brought about
by the trusts through their control of
markets and prices, robs these men
to the limit, and they have no labor
unions to increase their wages. Still,
they do not- refuse to work, even for a
-barermiSerableiivingi Dn~the~con!ra:"
ry, they are eager to work for a miserable living.
If, under these horrible' conditions,
men are willing to work, what reason
have we to suppose that any great
number would refuse to work under a
Socialist government- for compensation that would enable each of them to
live as well as the $5000-a-year man
,now lives? Gentlemen who want to
worry about this may worry about it.
Socialists are not worrying. If, under
Socialism, a few dyed-ln-thc-wool loafers should appear, Socialists are prepared to deal with them, They do not
propose to cease their attempts to rid
the world of poverty, merely because
of the possibility of the appearance of
an occasional loafer.
sary for us to keep the natives In our
colonies, India, South Africa and
Egypt, in suitable subjection and we
could not allow the flood of gold pouring from them to be cut off."
They quite overlook the fact that
the women of the nation have produced the manhood sacrificed to the
war god!
• That they are their sons, husbands,
fathers and brothers.
The Brewers and Distillers are on
the job in England just as they are in
every other country, bitterly opposing
putting such a dangerous weapon as
the ballot in the hands of women,
knowing full well that women realize
they are the chief sufferers of the
liquor traffic.
The manufacturing interests employing thousands of women and girls
are, of course, bound to the above interests in the battle, because their
profits would • be reduced by labor
laws, increased wages ancl improved
working conditions should women be
given political,power, not to mention
the. added strength it would be to
men's labor organizations.
These are somo of the elements
which make the battle of the sexes in
England tho most unique in the
world's history.
In the final analysis] it is the battle
which motherhood with her back to
tlie wall, is waging for the preservation of the race.
Motherhaail vs. greed!
Who can doubt the outcome?—The
Minors .Magazine.
And the Miners Are Voting Almost
Unanimously in Favor of the Ratification of the Agreement Recently
Signed by Operators and Mine
Workers Officials,
High Lights on
Although there were several thousand miners at the mass meeting held
at' Decota Thursday a vote was not
taken to accept the agreement signed by the coal operators because of
the objection made by several men
present who objected to the agreement and who evidently are not anxious for a settlement.
The meeting was disturbed several
times by the men and after some time
the representatives of the' miners decided to adjourn the meeting and give
those who had. opposed the ratification
time to think over the proposition and
their actions, when-it is believed that
an overwhelming vote will be *cast in
favor of the agreement.
The failure of ratification came as
a complete surprise and disappointment to the hundreds of miners, oper-
,ators_and_business_men who_hay_e,
watched the labor struggle on Cabin
Creek for the past eighteen months,
Militant Suffrage
By Burke McCarty
London Is tho stortn centre of one
of tho most extraordinary revolutions
the world has over seen. Its scope
onvolopes tho enrth nnd yet tho real
facts nro submerged In iloopost mystery to nlno-tonths of tho peoplo out-
sido of England,
On the surface It appears to bo tx
battle of, tlio hqxos, in wfilch on tho
womon's sido all class' linos havo
boon completely wiped out. A sex
oiirllKiuako has ripped opon the wholo
social organization from uppor crust
to foundation atone,
A titled woman at tho top on down
to tho scrubwoman aro flglitltiR earnestly, despnratoly, shoulilor to shoul-
Tlio ',!Soclal and Political Union"
(mllltiiiit HiiffriiglBtB) nro but tlio Big-
mil corps, calllnf? tho attention of tho
world to tho conflict.
Tliat TCnglnnrt Is tho etorm contro Ir
duo nolUior to Accldont nor clnuico, It
Ih tho logical spot, for In no othor
country, porliitpH, In tlio olvlllnoil
world, havo women boon bo siipproBH-
oil, oscploltod nnd donilnatoil nn thoro,
Now tho question which arises la,
Whnt hns occurrod tn change a nation
of conservative, submissive*womon Into n Hot of*fighting, wlndow-Bmashlng
bomb-throwing furloa?
Tho fact that ovor 400 British women, nil of respectable, \mblomlBh£il
reputations, should norvo Jnll unntonc-
ob of vnrlous durations, onduro lium
hvf jj(fiJit.(> Mid £U iu tlio Jj-rtllJv Ul' (lit!
nrave as n roBiilt of forclhlo feeding, Is
a thing thnt ennnot ho llglitly pn»no'il
Thnt It Ih tho act of vnln, Billy wo-
poBtoroiiB, for going to Jail, especially
nn Fhigljtflh Jnll, la no snap, and such
womon would booIi notoriety'In somo
moro comfortable wny,
But ovory woman who hug boon »mit
to Jail, ovory woman who haa ondnrod
pliyslralvlolMifio for thn <musn, Ir nn
object loaiion which is dourly under-
Btnndnblo, nnd npnrmla fltrorwly, especially to tho.womon of tho working
It Is woll to keep in mind tho fact
lhat 82 por cont, of Englishwomen nro
wngo-onmors, It In woll, alno, to remember tlint therearo 1,278,000 moro
womftn fn Knclnnd than men, a condition due to ©migration, war ami
wrotcliod working conditions.
'On tho women's side 'of the battle-
lino nre drawn up:
20,000 Womon's Co-operative Guild.
70,000 Women's Liberal Federation.
15,000 Scottish Womon's Federation.
100,000 North England Weavers' 'Ab-
,100,000 Womon's Temperance Un-
20,000 Independent Labor Party.
20,000 Textile Workers,
A total of MO.iiOO thoroughly organ-
1-z.od women of all ranks and slntionfl.
.This ls tho human bulwark which
stands In muto determination bohlnd
tli ta mllluinl Hiiri'raglsts,
This Is tho forco which Ib Blnmpod-
Ing Uio bo-chIIciI Liberty Cabinet, And
why should a "Liberal" party oppose
Biicli nn' overwhelming apponl ln a
country where womon nro over n million In the majority nnd 82 pnr cont,
ot' this numbor nro worklng-clnsH' wo<
Lot mo call attention''to* tho fact.
that tho old English Tory Party ox-
IsIb In nn mo only.
Evolution in Industry lias mndo tho
mnnufncttirlng dnss tho dominating
forco In polilienl government.
Tho party known In polltlca ns Llh<
oral hna supplanted tho old tlmo Tory
Party which represented tho commor<
olal interests,
Behind thn Liberal P/irty, which'Ib
merely nn alias to fool tlio pooplo, aro
grouped tlio Urowors, nnd-Distillers,
vnrloim mnnufnctiirlng lntorostB nml
tlw mllltnvv nnd nnvnl 'Intrvvnnin
Tho women of Englntid hnvn loiirn-
oil Unit us men Imvu incruiiKoil their
suffrage, thoir wagos lmvo increiiHOd,
while 'women's wngpR hnvo decreased,
. Thflso womon also hnvo nwaltonoil
to tho fact thnt tho extremes of pov
null.    .,,,,1    il"«.ilHi    tinn,!,.**..-..!    I,.-   It     ,        ,
torn havo a killing effect upon tho
physical and mental health of their
box. *  .
Those nro Borne of the 'causos Milch
havo comentod tho womon of Rnglnnil
together In this great struggle.
Tliolr <mllf!nrl!y Is ono of tho most
wonderful things in tho world today,
Thn Llbernl government nrixiinn
thus: "If we glvo women tho voto with
their ln;fge majority thoy would destroy oi)r military nnd naval organisations for thoy stand ns a unit ngnlnst
"This Is a government built on brnto
forro nnd wom^n lmvo no right to any
volco in such a government. A large
army nnd navy is absolutely neces-
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but the majority of the miners are anxious to accept it and when a vote Is
taken, in tha locals by referendum
there is no doubt of its ratification.'
At a late hour last night Dean Hag-
gerty had received word from Decota
that nearly al! of the miners, after the
meeting had adjourned, voted almost
Unanimously to accept the agreement.
At Acme the vote was unanimous and
at'Kayford there were three votes
against it and at Colcord the vote was
unanimous. Taking all the miners who
have voted on the agreement there remains but one-third to vote and it is
believed that by tonight they will
have voted on the acceptance.
"Of course," said Mr. Haggerty last
night, "I was disappointed, when the
miners did not vote for the ratification
yesterday at Decota, but there are
some who did not want to do so and
it was decided to have the locals vote
by a referendum. I have no doubt but
that it will be agreed upon by the locals on Cabin Creek boforo night is
"There are some mon anions the
miners who do not want a settlement, I am afraid, nnd if ihe miners
listen to them they will never get
what is their just dues."
A "Ledger" adv. is an  '
Alabsab'ns U eu.
f  ily  applied.    All
you  need to help
you ia cold water
■nd a flat   bruah.
Alabaatine   walla
make tha home
lighter, more
cheerful and
beautiful  Itwill
not soften on the
' wall like kalso-
jninc' Becauas
it ia a cement, it
age, become]
part of the wall j
[ itaelf, and but
for many
GLASGOW, Scotland, Auk. -!. —
Twenty-two coal minors perished in a
fire which broke out last night in the
Mavis Valley pit of tjie Gadder-colliery near here. The bodies"were recovered today.
and Sale Stables
First class Horset for Sale.
||        Buys Horses on Commlslon     A
George Barton    Phone 78
•0-l&'9P<S&<3}*8S>'6&® CSS-fts
An Alabaatine wall can
be re-coated without removing the old coat.o   Alabaatine
walla are the most sanitary. They
are hygenic  No insect or disease I
fierm can live in an Alabaatine wail.
Alabastine one room, and you'll
want   them   all   Alabastined. ''
Church'a Cold Water
Dropin and let ua ahow you beautiful samples of Alabastine work.
'•Le* ua ahow how to get beautiful
Alabastine Stencils absolutely free.
With them you can ac-
^^^ compliah any deaired
*'jA^je1^3    color scheme—you can
r"JtMm  ' * make  your home
charming   at   a
moderate coat.
Hardware - Fu r n i tu re
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Capital Authorized
Reserve Fund  	
$10,000,000      Capital Paid Up ...       „ 6,788^69
7,000,000 .   Total Assets      72,000,000
D. R. WILKIE, President HON. ROBT JAFFRAY, Vlce-Prei.
■    " Revelstoke, Vancouver and Victoria.
Interest "allowed on deposits at current rate from date of deposit.
CAPITAL, $15,000,000 REST, $12,500,000
Issued by The Canadian Bank of Commerce, are a safe, convenient and
inexpensive method of remitting1 small sums of money. These Orders,
payable without charge at any bank in Canada (except in the Yukon
Territory) and b the principal cities of the United States, are issued at
the following1 rates:
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ORDERS.   Iwmed without delay at reasonable rates.
Steam Hcnteil Throughout
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Fernie, B, C.
The Leading Commercial Hotel of the City
Rates $2.50 per dny Fire Proof Snmple
With Private Dnth $3,00
Rooms in Connection
the Best of
Fine Me^kwonr, Sox, Caps, Uiiflenvenr, Sliirls, Suits,
Trunks, -drips, Hoots & Shoes, vm\u. fo
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Everything sold with w.guiimntec that if not satis-
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Cemetery Notice
IVimum winliinu llu.ir loin in Ct'iudt-ry kept in
good condition for tho season, nt a reiisonublo
clmi(,'(», can mako nrrangonicnls with the uiulcr-
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per year in advance. . An excellent advertising
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Address all communications to the District Ledger.
F. H. NEWNHAM  Editor-Manager
Telephone No. 48        Post Office Box No. 380
We appear to have bumped this august body 'by
a few figures we gave llie other week on the size
aud possibilities of the City of Calgary, and they
have forwarded us copy of Jotter in which they
state that Ihe conglomeration of figures and ridiculous statements need not be carefully criticized.
AYe have written this body acknowledging acceptance of letter, and have asked to be supplied
with figures'staling number, of vacant lots in and
aiound City of Calgary. If we receive this information shall be pleased to publish same. AVe don't
care to occupy space in this paper with criticism
of "Real Estate Sections of boards of Trade,"
irrespective of whether they represent the fair and
gloriously boosted City of Calgary or Timlmctoo,
but, to satisfy these real estate gentry will
hand them a few figures from their own press:
"The Calgary Board of Trade is getting into the
fashion of doing the wrong thing at the wrong time
At the last meeting the board put itself on record
as opposed to thc extensive dealing in subdivisions
and estimated that there were enough town lots in
Calgary to accommodate nine million people.
"The board is surely very courageous. At present there is practically no dealing in the subdivisions. At the time when the wild cat subdividing
was at its height, the board of trade took no action
to cheek the extravagant dealings. That was the
time for the board of trade, if it wanted to do any-
_tliing„to4iave-raised-its-voice-in-p'iotesti —
"Arid the statement that Calgary has enough land
for nine million people is wild and reckless. The
city of London, which is overcrowded and congested, has a population of ouly seven million and an
area of 692 square miles. That is an area almost
twenty times as great as Calgary.
"Thc city of Seattle with a population of 237,000,
has an area somewhat more than twice that of
Calgary.     Minneapolis, with a population of 300,-
000, has an area of 53 square miles; St. Paul, with
a population of 215,000 has an area of 52.28 square
miles. Philadelphia, with a population of 1,500,000,
has 132 square miles,    Chicago, with a population
of about 2,000,000 has an area of about 179 square
miles.     Calgary lias an area of about 36 square
miles.     AVe can comfortably accommodate within
our borders about 300,000 people.    "With more than
half n million we would bo somewhat crowded. Tli at
is somewhat different from nine millions, as slated
at Iho board of trade."—Calgary Albertan.
AVe do not know whether the writer intended
the above to be a'defense of Calgary or not, but if
he did intend In defend 1 lien he is a very poor advn-
fiile indeed. Tn the first place he states lhat tlio
eity of London, "which is overcrowded and congested, 1ms n population of only seven million nnd ,
an area of fi!)2 square miles," Thn cily nf London is
not overcrowded. .London has thousands of acres
of parks nnd open spaces, of Ihis fact every individual can become acquainted il! he lakes a cur-
Kory glance al iho map of Uiul. cily. The populn-
1 ion of the city of London U about "127 limes larger
ll'an the idly of Calgary; That il. has an area
nearly Iwenty limes ns Inn."' mny be, bill, uo elabor-
ii11* deduction is needed lo show thnt Ihe comparison i:-; dislinclly odious--In Cnlgary.
We qiie-;|i.i|i very mudi v.hcllier there are more
thnn fi.'.flOO people cnnlniiied within Hie city liiuils
if Ciilenry. We may be v,mug. nnd if so let. llie
Renl Ksliil" Sc'tion of ll<e ]',-.flvd (if Trade col-red
ns. Philadelphia has n |ni|,iiliMimi of ,1 ,:i00,f)l)0, or
:ilmu! Iwciily-MX times timl, of Cnlgary, but ils
size is only llnve nnd Iwo-lliis-ils grenlerl Jnsl
digest Hint. ■ These figures should lm very inter,
csting In tint "Weal Kstnte Section."
AVe are aware thai Ihe size of a cily cnn liave
absolutely nothing to do with overcrowding. That
is ii purely economic question which the ediu'iiled
wnrker alone can thoroughly appreciate, London is overcrowded not through lack of spneo bul.
through the inability of Iho wiiire-enrner to pur-
chase more spnec. "Winnipeg in overcrowded for
the xamo reason. But this wo do maintain: That
where really values liave been boosted to the height
Hint they have in tlm City <if Calgary llie overcrowding will bo.iulensificd.
ff Ihe exploiting of real estate values continues
-at the rate tlmt ha» prevailed in Western Canada—
und we do not ,p«ro whether this is in Fernie, Calgary or Vaiicoiiver~-the worker will eventually be
h.-rded into duiiiK, compared to which th«»."hl world
hovels will be iih palnccN to styes.
The worker, however, in very rapidly acquiring
n knowledge of liis'condition, nnd when he doex
the first step will be to stop for over the exploiting
of land values, and until this is done wo fear that
the fiiueerity of even the "Heal TCstato Section of
the Calgary Board of Trade" will be ouestioncd.
A little let up in the money stringency, a few
more wage-earners, and the policy of the body1 who
have taken us to task would expand as readily ancl
generously as the city limits' of Calgary. But Jlr.
Ileal Estate Man, don't take it too much to heart,
you are in the game, we know—and we know what
to expect from that game and the gamesters.
The Vancouver Sun is busy saying unkind things
about J. S. Mason, owner of the Vancouver News-
Advertiser and Victoria Colonist, and other coast
■' The Sun prints a pretty little printing bill presented by the Matson concern to the government,
the total of which is $64,339.51. By the way, we
notice that the Nanaimo Herald has not been forgotten, either. The following is the Sun's comment:
"Mr. J. S. II. Matson, owner of the Vancouver
News-Advertiser, the Victoria Colonist and other
newspapers ih this province, was not satisfied with
securing $75,000 from the peoplo of British Columbia in the fiscal year 1911-12 for his share in the disposition of the Songhees Indian reserve. He wanted more, and like Oliver Twist he asked for more,
but'unlikc the famous character in Dickens' novel;
he got more.
"An examination of the public accounts of this
province for the past two years shows that Mr. J.
S. II. Matson drew from tbe provincial treasury no
less a sum than $6-1,339.59, besides the Songhees
grab of $75,000. In the year 1910-11 he was paid
$22,038.49; in the year 1911-12 he got $42,301.02 out
of tlie provincial treasury.
' Thus it is seen that Mr. Matson has had a total
of nearly $140,000, of which $45,000 is still to be
accounted for."'
AVe must admit that occasionally we have been
at a loss to understand the prosperity squeal of the
Tory Party in this Province but there certainly
should be no kick coming from the newspaper men
at thc Coast. Although personally we think it
would be. a little more diplomatic of the Hon.
"Dick'-' were to distribute his favors more impartially.
There is no doubt a fewr of tbe good Conservatives in this District will reciprocate-7 same.
The following paragraph is another testimony to
tho great AVhile B. C. howl that reaches here near
about election time:
"Vancouver, B. C, Aug. 5.—The fishermen's
ing, when, despite tbe efforts of officers of the Japanese Union and representatives of the I. AA7". AA7"., to
hold out, the rank and file of the Orientals got in
their boats and started fishing. AVhite men and
Indians followed, and by six o'clock-this morning
more than fifteen hundred boats were out."
The last paragraph is truly pathetic—"AVhite
men and Indians followed." As a matter of fact,
the former have been following Sir Dick for some
time so we are not surprised that some of them are
seeking a change by following the Oriental, but
there is a, class of humanity tliat we feel sure will
not be content with following now, but will be
found still following to a warmer'1 zone. It is not
strange that when the piscatorial harvest is great
the Cannors should want to cut prices and is nothing moro than is handed the free and independent
homesteader on tho prairie when he' finds himself
up against a bumper crop. In the fisherman's ease
be can leave the fish for tho Oriental to catch' or
aeeopt whnt tho Connors offer. In the farmer's
caso ho is nt liberty Lo sell his wheat in the best
market available, but ns there unfortunately happens to be one market only bis glorious liberty, liko
the fislierman's, is somewhat curtailed.
The Trades and Labor Council in Canada recently
issued a. \o,vy strong circular to thobrother Trades
Unionists in Iho Old Country in the course of which
thoy attempted to depict conditions ns they are in
Eastern and Western Canada in a correct nnd un-
binned light.
Moro Ihan one nf the Toronto nnd Ottawa journals lind occasion to comment upon snnie, asserting
Hint, the circular wiih not only untrue but absolutely unfair to Canada, The following cxlrncl, from
Ihe "Toronto Olobe" should be widely circulated
nmoiig llie workers in the Old Country!
"London, Ont,, Aug. 1,—English iminigrantH*
comprising about, n dozen families, who have oc<»u-
pied buildings at llie Western Fair (Irounds since
their arrival here because of the sen roily of houses
and who hnvo now been ordered to vacate, declare
that force will be roqniW'd io eject tliem,"
Most, of uh nre acquainted with the conditions
prevailing in Eastern and AVestern Canada, "Wc
l<now also tho onuses, one of the most fruitful being
the boosting of realty values to sueh a height Unit
it is impossible for tho worker to acquire, decent nc
eommodation within reasonable distnuee nf hia employment. This, of course, is just nnother feature
of the capitalist, game, and thoy will toll you that
tho best plan is to own your own house and so it
would he—if you owned the job I
Neivs of the District Camps
(Continued from, Page 5)
years in. Hillcrest he has made many
friends who regret his deoarture.
.Miss Beatrice Barnes returned home
last week after spending her vacation
inLethbridge;1*-'1 "■> •
-, Mr. Walter D. McLean,- of Calgary,
is on a business trip to Hillcrest since
a few days.
John N. McDonald left for Stettler
on Sunday night. ■
'Mr. and Mrs. J. A..McDonald, of
Coleman, paid Hillcrest a visit on Saturday.
. 'Walter .Collins quit his job and left
for Coal Creek on Monday.
John McLeod resigned his position
and left for Burmis on Monday.
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♦ ♦
The following was received too late
for publication last week.
J. Redfern -has left Passburg on a
visit back east, but Is expected back
in the near future.
The boys here are wondering how
they are going to handle their two
weekly pays, next pay day being the
last monthly pay.
Ed. Drake was a visitor at Passburg from the South Fork last week.
Ed. reports that he came very near
to being put out of business with a
rifle bullet whilst coming along on the
trail, the bullet passing near enough
to his head as to make it' very un-,
The Observer still observes the absence of an agent at our depot, an
equal chance with other camps of getting on and" off the trains at Passburg.
Will someone of authority ever hear
our prayer?    (Dunno.)
-Bob Taylor landed in Passburg last
Saturday from the old country, having
enjoyed a three months' trip there. He
spent this trip divided up, taking in
England, France,,, and last but not
least, little Wales' (Du Du). He reports things looking very dull on the
A very exciting foot race took place
here at Passburg this week between
Nat Howells and Jack Smith for a side
stake of $50.00, both men being in the
best of form after an untiring preparation. However, Howells started favorite and justified his claim, winning
easily by about four yards. (Good
enough, Nat.)
Mr. Tom Harris is working hard
with his Locals here at Passburg, .Burmis and Maple Leaf. Nearly every mani
in these camps are now wearing the
union button. (Good for Tom.)
, The fishing party, Phillips, Richard,"
Chambers and friends, enjoyed a better trip to the South Fork than on a
the best of condition, there were some
fairly good catches made by the boys;
but we are sorry to report the accident that happened to one of the party. Mr. T. Coran was sitting in the
rig waiting to start and cleaning his
pipe, when in some unaccountable
manner the knife slipped and cut an
awful gash in his hand, which bled
very freely. He was, however, soon
fixed up by Dr. Bell, who found It necessary to put four stitches in the
wound. .  ■  ,
■Mr. and Mrs. Fuchos were visitors
at Passburg last Sunday. Come again,
Charlie, old faces are always welcome,
It is now an undisputed fact that the
Coal'Company are going to give the
boys n washhouso to wash themselves,
timber having already arrlvod, It ls
also reported .that the Coal Company
are going'to instal up-to-date lockers,
so the Passburg miners will soon be Jn
line with the various coal camps of tho
On another page will be found n communication
from .1, Xnylor, Van. I/, and the methods of handing out "justice" (?) to tho mino workers
on strike there appear to bo of the usual or-
der. One generous bully utir* up trouble ond this
is seized upn^ by tbo authorities niji an opportunity
to grub n fow union men and jail themi No doubt
the real estate section want ft llttlo moro business,
J while the stores nro feeling, thc pinch. You are
reeeivim/your eilueatioh—Learnl Lonrn! ye worker.   Lenin lo vote and -strike intelligently.
■ Our old friend F. C, Slater was a
visitor horo at tho Burmis bunkhouso
this wook, Not having goon him for
a long tlmn, his many friends were
dollglited to see him and, of courso,
qulto n bit of handshaking followed,
with tho result that his right arm Is1
now about six Inches longer than tlio
other, so It is evident thnt n good
thing may Iio carried a llttlo too far
somo limes, (Thoro was a coi'tiiln
Biblical character nnmoil ,   Md.)
MIhh Rnrnh Thomas left Pnsabiirg
on ii visit to Fornlo, wlioro sho ek-
peciH to ronmln for a fow days,   '
Doctor Boll's Hls1*nr Ir horo at Purs-
burg, hul. It. In not known wliolher vis-
lllng nr with llm Intention of slnylng
wilh uh. Ilewover, tho pooplo horo nt
Pimnhiirg are always ready to woleoinn
ullhur,   Hotter slny with uh, MIhh Hell,
Our old friend Tom Coran, who uu-
rortiuiiiroly eul, his hand so nevorcly
last weok, liniijol't horo for Calgary
where ho lntcndR lo Mivnn Ills hum
pnw I'nr a woek or so. Lot UH hope
Unit when wo soo lilm ngnln ho will
li.i\c fully recovered.
.Mru, Duneim nrrlveil hack homo UiIh
wt.ok from lCllto, whoro nlio nud her
children have bnnii vlnltlng lier peo-
|ih>. Pleased lo hoo you In your own
burn again, Mrs, Duncan,
.MIkh D. Tliomns»nii Ih n vIhIIoi* horo
nt tho PiiRHlnii'g Hotel, having nrrlveil
early this week, Sho him qulto tx fns-
dilation for PnsBburg nnd Its surroundings,
Tliu new fan bolng now Ja good
working order, II. In oxpoctod that tlio
conl company will do qulto ix piece of
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niiih Hcnmw, which hnvo Wn ntuwl-
Ing practically Idle for qulto tx whilo,
Watch PnBHbiirg grow.
Bob Taylor left hero on a visit to
Michel for a fow days on buolnona,
WiiBt havo had a dny on Jilu own; not
•via.usj vt-AVth ills-*..
A grand Ico croam social was held
at tho homo of Mr, and 'Aim, Itowoll,
Inst Tuesday night, Invitation* wore
oxtontloil to quite a numbor of their
fliondB around town, who roiipondod
very well, making tho event'an enjoy-
nhlo nhd iinccuiwfiil aoclal.
Mr, Kerr and family drove to Bur-
mift Inst Sunday to enjoj" a <itiy'n fishing. Thoy wero quite aflUsflwl with
their trip, hut tho rinhlng not too good.
Our old friend Big Karl, fnteraailon--
nl Organizer, pnid us a vl»lt horo tbU
wook, looking an healthy m over.
Como oflenor, Karl, and l«t »■ K<st
better aciiiuiuw-nl. ■ ..... 	
President  Smith   and Pave Ree»
were' down here last week straightening things up a little in regards tb
some trouble over the nomination of
Brother John Magdail and various individuals have been given to understand 'that as in lots of previous mistakes, the trouble often starts- at
home. However, let us trust that
■President Smith explained matters to
the satisfaction of all. May also1'say
that if we had our President with us
once in a while, there would,. in all
probability, be a better understanding
between us and' the various : locals
throughout the District.
Mr. Sam ■ Davies, wife and ■ family
left here Tuesday on a visit to their
numerous friends at Coleman. After
spending a few days there, they leave
for Edmonton, where Sam has secured
a position as chief mechanic. We understand that he is carrying the best
wishes and recommendation of the
Leitch Coal Cmpany. Sam has not
been here very long, a matter of six
months, but during that short stay he
had only one chance of showing his
merits to the coal company, and that
was tho erection of the big fan here
at the mines, for which, according to
•the opinion of all who have seen his
work, he deserves great, credit, and
there is no doubt that he will be greatly missed In the future by the coal
company. We also understand that as
soon as Sam lands at his new Job he
will start erecting a new,plant at the
collieries over which our old time
friend L.'Stevens'is manager. In conclusion may add that he will be missed by the many friends made during
his short stay here at Passburg, and
they all wish him good luck on his
new venue.
The Devenport Coal Company officials are having quite a tough time of
it these days owing to continual
breaking down of their fan, causing
quite a loss to the companj1, and also
the miners, who, on each occasion,
have to return home. It is to be hoped that such defects will be remedied
in the near future for the benefit of
all concerned.
Dave Bisset and Jock Jennings left
here on Wednesday for a fishing trip
to the South Fork, where they hope to
catch the shark that owes them quite
a bill in tackle. (Hope you get him,
F. Fowler and family are on a tour
through the Crows Nest Pass this
week. Jlr. Fowler claipied to have
made' some pretty good shooting with
his camera, having obtained some nice
snap shots, of the many picturesque
parts of the' Pass.
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. Football has engaged the attention
of a good majority of the people this
week, two matches being played, one
friendly match with Banff on the lst,
the other on the 3rd, being a league
match ■ with ■ Canmore, resulting in a
win for Bankhead In both matches.
The league results show Canmore
■leading by one point with all games
played, Bankhead second with a.
match to play with Exshaw, We hope
to see the shield come to Bankhead
,this year.
Born—To Mr. and Mrs. Kidney, on
the 30th July, a daughter.
Born—To Mr. and Mrs. Leslio Con-
nachau, on the 24th July, a daughter.
The mines wero laid off on Saturday
2nd owing to n breakdown to the hoist
on the B levol Incline.
'Mr, Kidney's gasollno launch has
mado a creditable addition to the othor boats at tho Lake, and Mr, Kidney
makes an oxcellont captain,
'Mrs. Doctor Taylor and family aro
renewing acquaintances In Bankhead
and aro tho guests of Mrs, D, J, Wilson,
A dnnco was hold In tho Nail on
Friday night, thc 1st, Banff Orchestra
rendering oxcollont, music.
iMr. Stockett. and son wero visitors
during tho wook.
Biinkhond now boasts of a resident
policeman. Wo trust he flndR no more
work hero tlian has been found In tho
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Mr, nnd Mrs, Mlko Sen mnn nro bnck
in Lolhbrldgo anil Mllrn Is back at his
old Job iih driver at Xo, fl mino.
Hugh MviniH, flro boBR nt No. fl mine
Iiiih quit bin Job, and Is taking n short
vacation. Iio has worked at No. ll
ever Rlncn Hlnklng operations) started
lu tlio Hhoi't, Sorry to loso you, Hugh,
old hoy,
1). II. Qulgloy, Into pit Ijosh nl. N'o, ,1
mine, iH.bnclc from u uhcirt vacation In
Montana, llo lion taken n position
with tin,- Letlibrldgo ColllorIen at Kipp.
Ijptlilirldgi) Local Union can boast of
having tho champion flnullor In the
nnino of Charlie Doe, No won first
placo In tho Lethbridge regatta nu
tlio ,11 hi or July, l,or' Iuv mo, Charlie,
what do you say about golnB to tho
Ifonlny regatta noxt yoar for tho Diamond Sculla?
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Kot hl« lop; Volte WHi '-Tnly while j;ct-
ting off tho conl trnln trom No. fl. Ho
wan taken'to tho hospital where'ho Is
being attended hy Dr. Gnlbraltli,
Paul I.ogorBkl, a machine runner nt
No. 0 mine, hnd thn misfortune to got
in-e, w^, titntiii 'tviiiiu ciiunig n room on
thc IBth of July. Iio U now In tho
honplUil and la doing O, K. i,
Hobort Ancroft, a loader nt No. fl,
got his foot crushed by n fall of conl
on tho 1<lth of July nnd, nnfortunntely,
In making vory llttlo progroia,
Mlko Cholock, Jr., a -srlpixsr boy nt
N'o, (I, who had the misfortune to get
hlfi arm broke while followlui; Ulsi cut-
olpyment, In making very poor pro-
gronn.nnd will hnvo to havo hix arm
react again.
A driver ot No, A mine got kicked
hy o horao on Monday hut up to the
time of writing have not been able to
iucci'Ulu UU lutum ur *hat Injurle»-he
received. '
Jim Ne'arn has drifted back to capiP
after being around the different mining districts. He came here from the
Dave Dunn has. returned to town
irom the Pass.
Steve Garrick has -got a start at the
big mine.
Quite a few new hands have been
hired this week, although the - mine
was idle on Friday an* Saturday and
again on Wednesday.
Jack Stainthorpe had his foot badly
hurt on Thursday. Ho was brushing
when a piece of. stonfi fell and broke
a couple of toes. It fill lay him off
for a couple of weeks or more.
Dave Ryan is wirin« some houses
on the south side this week. A number of the residents there are having
the lights put in.      ->
The new theatre opened on Friday
night, The house was filled to Its
capacity and a good series of pictures
Bill Noddin Is In town this week
resting up for tho harvest.    .
Some farmers In this vicinity have
begun to cut, their crops. There 1s a
demand for men to help in the fields.
.. Dave Williams has got the contract
of moving the old school building from
its present site to make way for the
hospital. The building was given to
the town by the School Board two
years, ago to be used for a hospital,
but it was found to be unsuitable as it
would cost nearly as much unoney to
put It in shape, as it would to build a
new ono and it has remained vacant
ever since.
The Ladies' Aid of Knox Church aro
having a social In aid of the Church
on Thursday on the lawn of Ed. Wild-
A baseball team from Lethbridge
were visiting in town today and the
Taber boys beat them to the tune of
9 to 0."
George Bizner has been getting into
trouble again and is sent to Lethbridge gaol for thirty days.
Ralph Chambers and Jos. Bell have
drawn their time and gone to Kipp.
Since the new mines act came into
force, no men are allowed in the mine,
on idle days without orders from the
pit boss. Formerly it was the custom
with the men to go in the' mine and do
their dead work and shop't their places
on idle days. This led to bickering
among the men, as sometimes cars
would be sent in and loaded and thc
men who stayed at home on idle days
were behind, with their pay at the end
of the month.
Dan Pe'ttly, tipple engineer, quit. Saturday. He was not a member of the
union.    ."
Will GIdman has filed,on a homestead  in the vicinity of Manygurys,
case will be tried in the District Court.
'Weeds are very prevalent in this district.
The regular meeting of _ Local 102
takes place on Sunday: All members
are requested to-.attend-as there are
some important matters to be discussed.
Battle on Fraser River Attends Strike
' That Ties Up Salmon Canneries—.
14,000   Fish   Spoiling—Cruisers   Ordered Out by Government.
an"d_wii"rt"ako~up his duties there in
the early spring. '.   .
C. B. Tain ter, owner of the Taber
livery barn, and a real estate' dealer
of this town, is in trouble with thc
rural "municipality of McLean, north
of the river. T-aintor-has a homestead
out north and it was in crop, but the
weeds were very bad nnd he wns ordered to havo them pulled, He paid
no attention to the orders and nftor n
sufficient timo had passed men wero
sent into the field to plow the weeds
undor. Tnlnter took It Into the courts
and got an injunction restraining the
municipality until Friday, when the
VANCOUVER, Aug, 4.—Between 4,-
000 and 5,000 salmon fishermen on thei
Fraser river went on strike today and
succeeded in tying up the entire can-,
ning industry.
■Whites, Japanese and Indians refused to accept a cut in price from 25 to
15 cents each for sookeye, and only a
few Greeks went fishing durjng the
night. Early this morning the Greeks
were overhauled by. Japanese, who
promptly boarded tho Greeks' boats
and threw their fish overboard. A
short fight followed. "
Fish Cruisers Out -
The government's fishery cruisers
have heen ordered to patrol the gulf.
Japanese and white men who are leading the strike have given notice to all
fishermen that none will be allowed
to land fish at the canneries and that
any men who work will have their
catch thrown back Into the sea.
Tho strikers were also able to call
out the Indian and Japanese women
working Inside the canneries putting
up the fish.
One 'cannery last night got, in a
scow-load of 20,000 -fish from a trip on
Vancouver Island, but after putting,
up 6,000 the women quit and left the
cannery with 14,000, that will be ln a
fair way to spoil before the day is out.
Saturday's reports announced that
the gulf and river mouth were swarming with' fish and the canneries announced a cut in the rate of pay. The
Japs agreed to compromise at 20 cents
but the owners would not come up.
There is 'hardly a small boat visible in
the gulf this morning.
Orientals Broke Fishermen's Strike
VANCOUVER, B. C, Aug. 5.—The
fishermen's strike on the Fraser River
went to pieces this morning, when, despite the efforts of. officers of the Japanese Union and representatives of
the I. W. W., to hold out, the rank and
file of the Orientals got In their boats
and started fishing. AVhite men and
Indians followed, and by six o'clock
this morning more than fifteen, hundred boats were out.
How* This?
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for any case of Catarrh that
cannot bo- cured by Hall's CataTrh
Cure. J 'A	
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
iWe, the undersigned, have known F,
J. Cheney for the last 15'years, and believe him perfectly honorable in all
business transactions and financially
able to carry out any obligations made
,by his firm,
. Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken Internally, acting directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of the' system, Testimonials sont free. Price 75 conts per
bottlo.   Sold by all Druggists.
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation. ,. , -        '
Bellevue Hotel
Best Accommodation  In the  Pass.—
Up-to-Date —• Every   Convenience.*—
Excellent CuIgIiio.
J. A. CALLAN, Prop.
Tho qnoHllon Ib nHkcd. Wo
uiiHwerod: "Look around you
und see,
Investigation Discloses That
Real Estate Prices Aro Advancing	
Aro you allvo lo tho situation?   If you aro wo can show
you a placo you can mako a
big profit on.
Ah compared to lator on.
Just Now, Houses   Here   Are
Dirt Cheap.
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Thomson & Morrison
Funeral Directors Ferule* B. CU
Local Agents
Orders taken throughout the Vase
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The Children's Picnic
. Victoria Park, Coal Creek! And
you don't know wher« it is? ..Well,
•to discover -this' delightful rendezvous and it was to this spot that the
Methodist Sunday School Tepaired to
hold their annual picnic and sports on
Wednesday last and a great time it
was voted all. The first item was to
satisfy the inner self and a sumptuous repast was enjoyed by old and
young. After the eat came sports and
for this part of the program the weather was ideal. The genial superintendent, Tom Reid, who had the assistance of a corps of tydles, kept
things humming, fun and frolic, in
which all joined with utmost zest, being the order. The contestants and
events were numerous and following
is a list of successes:
Boys' raco, from 7 to 12 years of
age—(1) John Gibson; (2) John Buchanan. ' , '
.Boys' race, under 7 years of age—
(1) Robert McCourt; (2) Horace Buchanan.
Girls' race, from 7 to 12 years of
age—(1) Elsie- Hugall; (2) Hilda
Young. i
Girls' race, under 7 years of age—
(1) Josephine   English;    (2)    Hessie
■ Mlllburn.
Young ladies' skipping contest— (1)
Lily Hall; (2) Ivy Puckey; (3) Maggy
Hall. '   .
Married ladies' race—(.) Mrs. A. Atkinson -t (2) Mrs. Mark Hugall; (3)
Mrs. H. Hartley.
The committee in charge of 'the picnic desire to thank the manager of the
Trites-Wood store and th© Co-operative Society for the generous response
they made to the appeal for aid in the
way of candies, etc., and, all who contributed in any way towards a- most
enjoyable time, to which the happy
smiling faces of the children gave ample evidence. Tho company dispersed
about 9 o'clock. '
or two occasions this week owing to
scarcity of railroad cars.
■Miss Ruth Knowles desires to
thank all those who subscribed to the
"Ledger" in her book and enabled her
to secure one of the prizes.
AVe would like, to see some of the
Coal Creek children*.trying, for the
dollar bills that the Ledger is giving
away for every six subscriptions. Now
children see your parents' friends for
Keen competition Is witnessed during the tournament games of quoit's
and snaps up here.,
We are pleased to report tliat Mrs.
John Brown Is sufficiently recovered
as to be expected home -this week end.
Tho result of the election for Vice
President and Secretary-Treasurer of
the District was received up here on
Saturday last.' The voting of each
camp is eagerly looked forward to.
Wanted.—100 members of the Loyal
Order of -Moose to take in the benefit
dance organized by tho Hosmer
Moose for Aug. 20.
Anyone desirous of joining the
Moose must do so before August 20th,
as the charter will be closed about
then. After charter closes $25, be-j
fore $5. For particulars see R. Billsborough.
The monthly tare of mine cars took
place on Sunday, August 3rd,
An old timer of this camp, by name
of Edward Parkinson, who has spent
some time in a sanatorium,, passed
through Fernie during last week end
en "route for his native place, Nottingham, England., ■
Preliminary Notice.— The' Young
People's Union in connection with the
Coal Creek Methodist Church have decided to hold a picnic at Ellco on SatJ
urday, August 23rd. Particulars later.
In connection with the projected
sports up here on Labor Day, we learn
that tho young people of the Method-
The genial manager of the Trites-"
Wood store up hero, Charlie Bheurar,
has had ono of his hopes realized, inasmuch as the old fixings of the store
have been torn down and new ones installed. The new fixings are of oak
and are fitted with-lockers'for, the re-
cbptlon of certain brands and classes
of goods, and when completed we have
no hesitancy in saying that our store
will bo one bf the, best equipped stores
in this part of the country. Tho fixings came from the Fink Mercantile
Co, of Cranbrook. The threo carpenters from Fernlo who did the work'
certainly deserve praise for the
smoothness and finish of same.
Mr, i- K. Stewart, genoral manager,
of Fornle, was up on Sunday viewing
tho alterations.
Mrs, J. Buckley and a party of
friends wero tnklng In tho sights of
this burg on Wednesday. Say, boy,
hopo you won't forgot the "Lodgor
man" whon tho happy ovont takes
. place.
A party of young ladles, aftor view-
Ing tho various sights of Coal Croolc,
missed tho train and had the ox-
porlcnco ot travelling to town via push
car.  Who said pullman?
Our remark last wook anont Bomo
Individual staying awny from tho bas-
kot social on tho grounds o( economy
hns apparently struck homo, ns" evidenced hy" tlio many Inquiries as to
whollmr It moant, "ME"!
Somo of tlio dovotooH of tlio rod had
n rnthor .unpleasant oxporlonco with
trying to rldo tho blind, Pay up iuul
look pleasant, quoth tlio houeh.
Hilly llennolt and pnrlner wns doing
n llttlo hnsliiflBB stunt up horo this
wook,   Wo wlnli you Innk, lllll,
Tho stork 1ms not formikon lis yot,
Ho wns soon In the vicinity of Hlvor-
aide nvoiuie, calling CIi'kL ut tho homo
of Mr, nnd Mrn, Jaimtliini Atkinson on
"Wednesday-'night,' leaving n fine
. daughter. Aftor 'hopping around all
night ho chose*, tho homo of Mr, nnd
Mvh, Chrln O'Brien, ot Ulvorftldo iwo-
jiiio, leaving a hoii to gladden tho
lienvtB of the parents. Wo nro plons-
ml to roport all doing woll, The re-
upnctlvo fathbrn quite happy In tho |
midst of cimlor-toa and gruol.
Wo nro pleased.to' report the camp
hns hcon froo from nccldonts of tx no-
rloiiH nature this week.
Mr. and Mrs. 11. McLnrry nro spending n llttlo vimatlon, Tho hoys aro
baching in their absence. Good for
Tho enrnp has had a fair completion
of visitors thin wook, tho following ho-
Ing noticed: Mr, nnd Mrs. Wm. alien-
flold   nf WW Mra  n*nr«o CVTtrlftn, nf ■
Pernio:   Mrs, Wlnstnnloy,   M1ss A, I
Winatanley, and Mrs. Wm, Wlnstnnley
<nee Whitehall), Mrs, Joshua Board-
man and family,
tVftVotees of the rod nro having good
•catches around here, .largo haskots ho-
V«r ttr> **••«!■*■«••* >;:■ ildclA.iXi,
I'ractico games will bo held for the j
Football Club on Tuesday nnd Thursday.   Now boys, got busy for Coleman on August 18th,
Tlio Sports Committee aro busy on
<he program for Lnbor Day,
Th* pnlnfer f* busy p.ifntlnff tht* otif-
«ldo of the cottages on tho north side
of the camp. Coyote street will innk
swell shortly.
Wo are plemod to report that the
<oat and hat referrwl to In mr notei
last week as being miming have been
Vetumed. Ned Is now wo»rlnR tho
tmllft ih-hl won't come off. Who has
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The yards up here have presented
n rather .deserted appearance on ono
The Hosmer members of the Loyal
Order of Moose are giving a dance in
the Opera House Wednesday, Aug.
20th. Don't forget the date. Tickets
*?>1.50 per couple. Fernie orchestra will
be in attendance.
^ It's up to the Hosmer members to
boost and make this the best, ever!
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Grant gave an
informal dance Monday night at wliich
Stewart Lynch was the guest of honor,
'Mr. L. Stockett was a Hosmer vis
itor Wednesday.
Jim McKelvie left for bonny Scotland-Friday last and expects to be
away" a couple of months.
D. Wilson has moved into Hixon &
Ferguson's new cottage on -Main
street. ■
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
notes not 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 with all 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.
took a notion to believe him, and
counted Hosmer vote with the rest.
Strange things sometimes do occur,
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The .collection that was taken last
pay day by the local union on behalf
of Frank Paul, who met with a serious
injury to one of his eyes nearly a
year ago, amounted to $63.30; the
same having been handed over to him.
The "prize" rod offered for the
largest speckled,trout .caught up to
and including July 1st by the Natel
drug store was won by Frank Carpenter, of new town, the fish weighing
2 lbs 3 oz. Another rod is offered for
the month of August from the same
' The Anglers'..Association are also
giving a "prize" of a handsome meerschaum pipe, to paid up members of
the club, for the largest speckled
trout caught during the' month of August, so the local "nimrods" are in for
a good time. We understand that the
above association intend holding a
picnic and competition near the end
of the season. Funiculars will be
given later,' also the piize list.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex "Derbyshire and
their ne(,ce, Miss Smith, of Coleman,
were visitors to Michel Saturday and
Sunday la'&tweek.
Mr, Geo. Oliver, who has been in the
employ of the Trites-Wood Co. for a
long period, and of late was manager
played their lastjiome fixture in the league with Michel on Saturday last before a fair crowd of spectators. Hosmer won the toss and
kicked with the wind-: From the commencement there was only one team
in it, Hosmer seemingly being able to
score at will. The final whistle finding the score standing Hosmer 7, Michel 0. P. McGovern refcreed In an
impartial manner, although some of
the Michel players got pretty peevish
whon the score began lo mount. Too
bad, 'Michel; Hosmer uscd^to get It in
tho neck, too. The' scorers wore
Thornton (2), H. Adamson, Oakley,
Myers, Patterson and Balderstone.
Hosmer journey to Coleman Saturday to play their unfinished league
game and will bo represented by tho
following players: Goal, Balderstone;
backs, McQueen and Andrew Adamson; halves, Rico, Yates and White;
forwards, Oakley, H. Adamson, Thornton, Murray, Patterson; reserves, Myers, Batoman, Armstrong, Playors aro
rorniested to bo In time for tho local,
Stewart Lynch quit his job ns flro
boss vory suddonly, or hurriedly, last
week ond and loft Wednesday morning for Cnnmoro, Sorry to soo you
go, Slownrt.   Au rovolr.
Hosmor Juniors played Mlchol Juniors Saturday Inst, but owing to some
misunderstanding tlioy woro not nhlo
to lonvo until tho ovonlng passongor
and tho gamo wns shortened In conso-
qneiico 10 minutes each half, but finished In the dark and resulted In a
win for Michel 2-0.
Tho Juniors will finish tliolr engage-
niontB ou Friday whon thoy moet tho
Juveniles of 1-Vrnln nt Fornlo.
A fow of ITosmor's merchants cnllod
n mooting Tiicmlaj' night as u sort of
fcolor In regards to having Labor Pny
sports In Hosmor. Aftor various suggestions had been mndo It wns decided to hnvo oommlttoos roport at a puhlie mooting on Monday, which ls to bo
hold In Laholle'H sample room nt'8.110
p,m, Tho miners will nine roport what
Is thnlr,position In the matter. H's
to ho hoped that, thoro Is a good nt-
tomlimco. Nvoryono cordially Invited.
Don't forgot Sumlny's mooting of
the local, boys.-Important matters to
discuss, including Labor Dny sports,'
Turn up nud express your feellngii In
tlm matter, (Mooting Btnrts 2„*10 sharp
In Athletic Hall,,
A young niiBHlrin, by Uio name of 8,
Snbn, died In tho hospital Sunday of
consumption. Uo wns a jweiit arrival from the old country'n'ml.,tooU side
artor working 2 or 3 shifts, There
must become pretty loose medical* m-
jimlnlng on the part of modlenl offlc-
ci"' cr. •■'.': <»*.y.44,4,i.,., nm.n.hi,u"-/.i
.Hosmor Moose tnlk of giving n
dance In ihe near futuro, Lot's hope
she's a Moose.
Tho  Board  of  Trade  hold  thoir
monthly mooting on Monday Inst In
i uAwiitt'** feftSiiVivs n»uiii*>,   Svatch )*u>s-
I mor grow,
Tho Ladles' Aid of the Presbyterian
I Church met nt tho homo of Mrs. Mills
A sort of family reunion is tnWng
place nt the hospital, whore the parents of both Dr. and Mra. Kay ur-ti at
present on » vlilt from Manitoba.
Wanted—nrtr Fernie Moose tb ect
busy and arrange to lako In Hosmer
dance.   She'll he some hummer!
A reward Is offered for tho discovery of Hosmer Local's election returns
and tally sheets. StrnnKo whero tney
went to. The local secretary wa*
present at the* cuuul -TUUnUy U*l try
Inir to convince the District tellers
(hat they had been sent.  They finally
tJf'tliS^d^SwiTstorer^ov'ered'fiis connection with -them at the end of last
month, and took the local on Wednesday morning for' his old home in the
The newly-formed Elk Valley Agricultural Association Intend to hold
their first annual,fair on the grounds
usually held for sports, etc., on tho
Michel prairie, on the 22nd of September. This is a new venture and we
trust the weather will be on its best
behavior for that occasion. Mr, A. C.
Murray is tho president and any further information can bo had from that
Tho local Juniors had .the Hosmer
crowd down for visitors last Saturday,
and not Coal Creek as the Items said
In last week's issue, owing to error.
A very good game was witnessed, but
by a poor crowd, owing, no doubt, to
the late arrival of the Hosmerites,
who did not put In an appearance until tho evening train. The locals woro
victorious by 2 goals to 0. Young Pnr-
klnson and Padrosky scored. Both
teams played a hard gnmo and are
much improved with tho practice. .Too
Mason again acted ns roforoo, Tho result will put. tho Mlchol boys in tho
running for tho Llplinrdt cup and medals, so don't make any mistake on Sat-
urdny ngalnst Coal Crook, tho present
Tlio seniors of Michel mado a fatal
journoy to Hosmor for thoir final
loiigii(» match, and It's a sorry -tnlo to
toll—7-0; and this has boon tho ery
all week, and well It might. Porhnpt.
It was tlio mode of travelling which
mndo tho difference—a la char-n-lmnn:
but nnyhow, tho IfoflinerltCH were nil
ovor them, nud no doubt thoy enjoy
the change, seeing Unit last year thoy
suffered somo such rovorao lliom*.
solves. Ono of the most 'rngrnttnbln
Incidents, however, was tho injury
siistnlno.il by- Win, ..Tonkins,, who has
only Just recovered from tlio one he
received in tho flrat nintch of tho unit-
son, .This will .put■ him out of Iho
gnmo for tlio enp ties nnd nil of-th-61
rent of llie season, so" wo hoar, Com
montH on Inst Saturdays gnmo nro uu
nocoHsnry; "Uow nro thn mighty, fn lion," Lot its hopo thoy will survive
and revive for tlio cup competition.
Mr, Win, Cunllffo and family, who
only recently arrived from Lancashire,
England, are returning again this
woqIc. "Plmity lung etionf." snys Bill,
Jack Taylor now holds tho ribbons
for tho Pat Burns Co,, Arthur* Hop-
wood having relinquished this Hivmo,
and now occupying the house of Andy
A dnnco wns hold Jn, Martin's Hall
</.. 'iiii:.iS„,j iSirtuit bin «« uiu not near
whnt offfct the hei wrnHitT hnfl «i,
the nppnarancn of tlio crowd. Evidently dancing Is nn nil year round pastime in this burg. What oh ragtime!
Socrotnry Carter nnd Board Member
Bees wore visitors to Michel on Twos-
nsiy on tousnifs*.
An Impromptu smoking concort wns
held hy a bunch of tho hoys In the
band room last Saturday whon the
MuUIno was handed out free nnd plenty, Intersporsorl with songs nnd reel-
tntlons. A pleasant evening was
JaeV Robinson pulled his time nnd
hied away to fields aud pustui'iis mt*,
taking his usual summer vacation, we
Mr, Joseph Moore and his wife, eld
time residents of Michel, are going to
live on their fruit land at f'reston.
whw« the boys have beon for some
llut-u |n*-)>arlitK lor (tie old folks.
A youth named Brans1 and son of
Mr. nnd Mrs. Harry Evans, who Is
employed as check boy on the tipple,
met with an accident on Wednesday,
he somehow got caught between one
of the steel cars and one of the upright supports of the tipple, which we
understand are very close at that
point, thus crushing him until he collapsed. Had it not been for timely aid,
from those in close proximity,' the result would have been more disastrous.
He was' conveyed to the hospital and
examined by Dr. Weldon. AVe learn
that his injuries, while painful, are
not serious. We hope to have him
around again in a few days.
Alf. Williams, one who has been interested and occupied various positions in the local union for some time,
took his family to the old country oa
Wednesday evening last. We wish
thorn bon voyage.
At a special meeting for the members of the local union last Saturday
morning, a ballot was taken in regard
to the dispute and was favorable to
resume work pending negotiations to
settle this grievance along with other
grievances of longer standing.
Mrs. It. McGowan, of Fernie; was a
visitor in town on Tuesday last.
-Mr. Robert Wilcox spent Sunday
with friends at Lundbreck.
Miss Munds, of Calgary, has accepted a position in our local hospital here
as nurse.
Mr. Vencil Ruzciski has taken a Job
in the Bellevue mine.
A new inspector of the R. N. W. .Jl,
P. and his wife arrived in town on
Tuesday evening's local, and have
taken up their residence in the Barracks,
Mr. C. V. O'Hara left on Monday for
Edmonton,' taking with him his three-
year-old boy, Victor, as far as Midna-
pore, where he placed him in Father
Lacombe's home.
Mr. and Mrs. Wardman and .Mts.
Smith, of Burmis,, were visitors in
town on -Monday.
Don't forget the "Mark Twain" lecture that is to be held at the Blairmore Opera House on Fr'clay, August
22nd, 1913'. given by Mr. Waggett, of
whom the Lethbridge paper says ■'": ie
funniest man that ever stood behind
the footlights."      ....
Another fishing party has ldft. »)
"XiMHTrorSTTirUe abseut'two or threo
days.   Thoy, are Messrs. H, D. McKay,
G. Evans, A'. I. Blais and sons,
an-excellent game of ball in which,
neither side scored.
We are sorry we have no report
from the C. P. R. baseball team of this
town this week, but they have not met
Hillcrest ball players during the week.
The government have a gang of men
at- work fixing the roai. through the
new townsite The road has been very
bad for rigs since the houses have
been moved on'to the lo-ts, and thereby covered tho old well beaten trail.
A trial of more than ordinary interest and significance was held In the
Police .Barracks last Saturday afternoon when, under 'the juvenile court,
two ,boys of about ten years of'age
wore charged, by Dr. De Martlgny with
breaking his winddw panes. ■ A large
number of boys, whose names shall
not be mentioned, were summoned as
witnesses.   The case was tried beforo
Justices of the Peace W. Simpson and
A. C. Beach and tho Doctor fallod -to
prove to thorn -that the boys charged
had done 11,   The case was dismissed,
and the  Doctor  paid  seven  dollars
costs.   The trial brings   a   lot   of
things to ono's mind.   There Is n los-
son that Bhould be learned.   We do
not contend that had boys should go
unpunished, but wo do contend that
boys of tender yearn should' not he carried ruthlessly Into court whenever
somo one wants a llttlo information as
to who broke   his   windows.    Othor
mothoils could bo adopted which would
cure Uio dcslro on thn boys' part to do
mischief and would not havo the tendency to hnrdnn tho hoy ngalnst tho
Inws of our country and   save  him
from becoming a criminal Inter on In
lifo.    Homo hoys wn Know or havo
beon stopped off to the courts ko often
that they could scarcely avoid fooling
that. It was no \w. thoir trying to bo
good, and thoir life now Is nf tlii> sort
Hint gives thn pollen troublo,
Boys must have room nml boys will
throw Htpuus, nnd nuyoiio who owns a
house fvlileh Is not rented Bhould havo
Its wljidowH honrded up, und If-they
full to do that,, then In tho Interest of
tho hoys thoy should stand the loss
HiiHtnluofl Ih our humble hollof,
The funeral of Mrs. W. J. Mciiowaii,
ivhor.ii death was annoniieotl Inst week,
was held.On Tlinrmlny nftornoon from
the residence. A Inrge number of people from thin nml othor towns in tho
Push gathered )o show their Kjmimthy,
The norylce wnn held by ltev. .1. P.
Hunter,'-of lllnlrmnre, nsHlntml by
Kovs, Murray, of Coleman, and Young,
of Frank, nfter which the long procession followed the remains to Its last
resting place nt lllii'lrmore,
A largely nttended mooting of tho
ratepayers of Frank School District
was hold In Wills' Hall on Tuesday
■tit*,.... .« 'li-tnuaa mi; .imiieui.u munition
nf the dlf.trlet.   (Vvhw (n the mini' ho
Ing closed so long nnd the company
unable to moet their taxes for tho
past yoar, tlio school hoard hnd to
borrow monoy to keep the school opn
last term.   N'ow It.Is almoKt ImpdssL
win to (-linen, urn.-* ns property Is of!
vory  llttlo ..value  hero  nt  present.
There nro ovor one hundred children
In town of school age, and at tho meeting nil felt that the school should bo
kept open, and us a result a committee was appointed to lay tho facts be-
fofu tin- Mh.ir.it-r *ii F.dkuntln nml try
If It would bo possible io •ocuro n loan
of three thousand dollars.   The u.m-
uiltttHt appointed were Messrs, C. J.
Tompkins.   W.   J.   McGowan, W. T.
Young, A. Ooj'fitte   and   Dr.   McKay.
These arc now working upon the matter,
A number of the football enthusiasts
of Fmnk walked down to ITelievue to
see the g»m« played between thnt
town nnd Coleman nnd were trimte*,! to
Mrs. Colin McGillvray was a Blairmore, visitor this week,
The Coleman team arrived in camp
on Saturday and played the local team
in a league fixture. The game was
one of the fastest seen this season,
both teams being in first class condition. The crowd tnat witnessed the
game wa's tho largest seen in Bellevue
this' season. No goal was scored and
Bellevue missed the chance of beating
Coleman, the referee giving a penalty
against Coleman team and Bellevue
failed to find the net. The referee"
had occasion to gather the men to
centre of field and give them a little
talk, the game being so rough. After
this little advice the game was cleaner and,there was some good football.
There was quite a big crowd from
Coleman to cheer the boys along and
the game ended in a draw. Bellevue
Band was in attendance and played
some good music.
" William Shone, who has been away
at the Coast for some time, returned
to camp again this week.
' Pete Governor was up the Pass this
week end on business, returning home
again on Sunday night.
Miss Goodwin was at Fernie this
week end visiting some friends, returning home again on Sunday night's
The business meeting of the Bellevue Band was held on Sunday morning
as advertised and the trustees of the
band elected as follows: Mr. Tom
Burnett, Mr. James Naylor and Mr.
Windson of the bank to represent the
public of Bellevue, and Mr. W. Galli-
more and Edward Royle to represent
the band. The band is doing well under the leadership of Mr. G. W. Good-
; win. „
The new school building is progressing very favorably. It will be a good
addition to the town of Bellevue.
Mr. David Davidson is making good
progress with his new house on the
Connolly townsite.
Divino service, under the auspices
of the Church of England, was held .in.
-tlie~i\Ietiro"cIiFt—CHufclf, Bellevue, on
Sunday, thc 3rd of August. The service was*.conducted by the Rev. Mr.
Tate, of'Coleman.
from Burmis on Sunday.   .
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burrows were
fishing at the Burmis falls on Sunday.
A male quartette consisting of
Messrs. Goodwin, Wm. Gallimore, Jas.
Turner and David Davidson sang very
acceptably at the Methodist Church on
Sunday evening.
Rev. W. T. Young, (of Frank, was a
Bellevue visitor on Saturday night.
'<*'■♦,♦  .♦♦.♦'♦.♦♦♦♦♦♦•
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On Thursday last trouble threatened the peaceful horizon of our camp,
but after a short conference between
committee and management a satisfactory solution was reached and all is
peace and quiet.
AVilliam Powell, late president Dist.
18 U. *M, W. of A., but now in charge
of mine rescue work, arrived here last
Monday with mino rescue train.
Mr. Chas. Fuches has r-warded the
contract to Mr. Fred Irvine, of Blairmore, for the painting of the internal
and external parts of the Union Hotel.
Harry Thomas, who suffered a
slight injury in the mine a low weeks
ago, is able to be around again.
Mr. Deo. Thomas resigned his position as driver boss. He left for Fernie
on Monday.   During pis stay of three
For other camp news see page 4.
—We carry exclusive agency—
Made of P & V Leather
Big Bargains
in Shoes for July
We cavvyJa full line of
Red Feather & Tartan Canned Goods
Prices Right
Satisfaction guaranteed or money back
Mrs. E. W. Christie, acconfpanied by
her son and daughter, left camp on
Tuesday for Calgary, where she intends staying for a few days.
Miss Clara Pearson who has.been
visiting her parents hore, returned to
Calgary this week.
Mr. James Fisher, of Calgary, So--
cialist organizer, Is expected to be ln
camp to glvo some open air lectures
on Socialism, Don't fail to hear him;
If you fall to hear him you miss a
Mr. John Brooks has been one of the
successful parties In the subscription
competition, He secured the SO
names and lias boon the recipient of a
handsome bracelet watch, Good for
Bollovuo, John, old boy.
Two Bellevuo Indies appeared In
court this week and paid a -fine for
using water too freely.
The Threo Dugdale Brothers arrived In camp this wook from Scotland.
They aro staying with thoir sister,
Mrs. Campbell, on the Connolly sido
of tho town,
Mrs, James Ford, of Colomnn, is visiting In camp, tho guest of Mrs. fl,
A tlmbor packer nt Xo, 2 mino met
with an accident on Friday when a
fall of coal caught him, badly bruising
him ii round tho bond. This Is the second accident or a similar mil urn in tho
snme plane within n few days.
Mr, John Petrle wiih n Pernio vis-
Itor on Sundny,
Mrs, Fred Wolslnnbolmoq wn*. a visitor at tho North Fork on Sundny.
Mr, .Toihun Alkliron !,; l.il.l iiji v*.lt.li
In grlppo.
The Hev. -Mr. Irwin was laid u wilh
l.i grippe for a»* couple of days hint
■Mr, and Mrs. Coo, Coulnnd wore up
"The Store the People Own"
Men's Tan & Patent Shoes
All sizes.   Regular .$125 to $'4.75.   On snle tliis week' for cash. .$2,50
In preparing for Stook Taking nil odd lengths will go out ut
Half Price and Less
Remnants of Print, Galatea, Muslin, Dross Goods, Cotton, Duck,
Shirting, Shootings, Flannelette, from 5c a yard
Come Soon and Come Often
■ '"The Quality Store"
Clothing, Crockery, Boots, Shoes,
Fruit and Vegetables
"TheRight Goods* The Right Price, The Right Treatment
Each and Every Time
Phone 25
Victoria St.
Blairmore, Alta. ■' I
COAL mining rights of the Dominion, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the North
West Territories and in a portion of
the Province of British Columbia, may
toe   leased   for   a   term   of   twenty-one
Sears at an annual rental of.$l an acre,
fot more than 2.560 acres wil be leased
to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
liy the applicant In person to the
Agent or Sub-Agent of the district in
which th* rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by sections, or legal sub-divi-
glons of sections, and ln unsurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out by the applicant himself.
Bach aplicatlon must be accompanied
by a 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
mine 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 mining
rights are not being operated, such
returns should bo furnished at least
once a year.
The lease will include the coal mislng
rights only, but tlio lessee may be permuted to purchase whalevor available
surface rights may bo considered necessary for the working of Uio mine
«t Uie rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application
Bhould be made to tho Secretary of the
Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or
to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Domln-
Con Lands.
W. W. Cory,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B—Unauthorised publication of this
advertisement will not bo Daid for.
The Story of the
Putomayo Atrocities
By W. E.
Office: Johnstone'and Falconer Block
(Abovo Bleasdell's Drug Store)
Phone 121
Hours:  8.30 to 1; 2 to 5.
Residence: 21, Victoria Avenue.
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary, etc.
Offices:   Eckstein  Building, -'
Fernie, B.C.
F. C. Lawe Alex. I. Fisher
Fernie, B. C.
Meals that taste like
mother used to cook
Best in the Pass
Job. Grafton, Proprietor
When you can own
your own home?
We have for sale
Lots in town and Lots
in subdivision in Coleman at all prices, We
can suit your income.
Call and see us.
Realty Co.
Fire Insurance and
Oliver Typewriters
if vou DON'T
Receive The Ledger don't blame ut,
Watch the date of the expiration ol
your aubierlptlon which It printed on
tht tame label containing your ad-
The system, devised by the astute
brain of Julio C. Arana, was working
well. Year by year, the production of
rubber in the Putumayo district Increased, and year by year, the stream
of gold pouring into the coffers of the
Arana company grew larger and larger. That the commercial instincts of
Arana, as to the enormous profits that
could be wrung from the toil of the
unfortunate Indians of the Putumayo,
had not led him astray, may be judged from the following table, which is
compiled from the official returns of
the Iquitos Custom House:
1900  15,803
1901 '.. IH.ISO
1902 1211,210
1903 201,one
190-1 313,199
1905 -170,592
1906 C-14.S97
As a kilogram is roughly equivalent
to two pounds and as the minimum
price during this period was not less
than $1.50 per pound, the' enormous
profits realized by the Arana Company from the forced labor of the Putumayo Indians can be easily calculated.
And under tho magic wand of
wealth, .rulio Arrtna. the quondam peddler, the erstwhile bare-footed vendor
ol Panama hats, quickly became a
"gentleman." Under its polishing and
refining influence, he soon accustomed himself'to boots and the other conventionalities of contemporary society. Grinding under his calloused heel
the helpless Indians of the Putumayo
forests,' upon their bleeding hacks he
mounted the swaying pyramid of .capitalism, there to take his seat along
with the other vampires who feed upon the blood and sweat and tears of
the world's workers.
But silent, imperceptibly, unknowingly, the forces of humanity and social justice were awakening. Little did
Julio C. Arana realize, when he took
ship for Europe in 1906 to revel there
on the product of the Indians' toil,
that the seeds of .his exposure were
already being sown. For it was in
that year that Benjamin. Saldana
Rocca, a Peruvian journalist of Socialists sympathies, left his home in
Lima and settled in Iquitos.
During the first year or so of his
stay there, Saldana was employed in
an actuary's office. In the course of
his employment he became acquainted
with several former employees of the
in many cases, been persecuted and
tortured by the Company's officials
because they would not 'murder, flog
and mutilate Indians.for the benefit
of the Arana gang. These men revealed to Saldana the system of rubber collection in vogue in the Putumayo and pointed out Its Inevitable
Imbued with a Socialist's hatred of
oppression, urged on by an irresistible desire to serve humanity, the
the great soul of Benjamin Saldana
Rocca rose In revolt. Single-handed,
he pitted himself, a lone proletarian,
against the Arana Company and Its
millions, together witli the crooked
and corrupt officials of Iquitos and
tho great business Interests of the
Peruvian Amazon which at once lined
themsolvos up with the oppressors.
Having secured a vast number of
sworn statements from oyo-w-itnesses
of many tragedies of tho Putumayo,
Saldana purchased a small printing
plant and began publishing La Sandon, a small, four-page dally. Later,
lui also dtarted l.a Folpn, a small
wookly. 'Both of thoso papers wero
dovotod almost exclusively to tlio Tu-
tumayo atrocities.
Bolow are given a fow extracts from
theso periodicals, which show how tho
great profits of tho Arana Company
wero" obtained. Tho following Is a
standing notice that was kept In both
papers In an endeavor to dotor applicants for Jobs:
"NOTICE is horoby glvon to porsons who Intend goln,R to tho rubber
possessions of tho Arana Company In
tlio Putumayo, not lo do so for tho
following reasons:
**"1,—-KvoryUilug Ih sold thorn nl
about four Union tlio prices horo. 2.-~-
Thn fond consists nf bonus, without
salt or lii nl, mid thn contents nf ono
tin of sardines for onch twenty por-*
hoiih: goiioriilly only holIfMl nlraniho Ih
supplied, ospoclally wlion'tlmy go out
on ■ cornirlnN—-Mint Is, wholesale
HlaiiKhlor of fndliiiiH. !',,—Tho Com-,
puny doim not pay salary hnlnncoH In
full; limy ntenl part of thorn nnd
HoinotlinoH Uio wholo amount, •!.—
Thoy do not, permit' tliolr omployoos
lo ooiiio horo ovonpt when tho chiefs
please. B.—Thoy bout, put In hIocJjh,
club nnd oven murdor omployoes who
do not olioy tin; chlof» In ovory particular, und, whnt Is even worm:, (L~~tliny
touch I Horn to ho murderers, to flog, to
hum Indians, to mntilnto tliom—-that.
Im, to cull off tliolr flngorH, arms, im**,
"As is evident, It Is a horror to go
to tho Putiimnyo. I Bhould profor to
go to lioll,  If anyone thinks I nm try-
,',',*)*,  in i»V,..i.'itc  1,'iiii,  t'-ki  liitu  i.u,in;   (m
Iho offlco of Im ftwlon and 1 will
irive him dotnllii nml, nt tho mmm
tlmo, Hhow him aiithontlc document.*,
proving tlio truth of my assertions, Do
not fnrtri>t. soo tno Vmfnrn iwlne to thn
I'litumajo, f do this for tlio sake of
humanity and lo wive many from
crime, Tho Ptilumnyn Ih n whool of
tlio most wflned and barbarous
crimes! IWliest men, avoid tho Putumayo!"
Every weok, under Iho jrrlni heart-
lug, "Tho Wave of Wood," Hahlann,
would publish one of hia affidavit*,
roeltmt; tho crime* tho writer of thfl
(statement   lind   actually   witnessed.
Needles* to say, all \]wm havo Klner.
I boon proven up to iho hilt hy Inde-
j pendent evidence, as will he shown In
j taw-fMlSiVfc «*rtk!*«,   Tb*** fallowing I*
f an extract from a ifstement hy limn
C. Castanos, which appeared In 'Ia
Sancion of Aug. 26, 1907:
"Then Pinedo took the woman and
wounded her with a bullet; the woman begged and cried. She grasped
a pole driven into the ground; to
make her release It, they cut her and
cut her hands off. Fonseca then took
a club, knocked her senseless and
then they killed her. Everything over,
they ridiculed me because I retired,
unable to witness such cruelties."
This is an affidavit by Anacleto
Portocarrera, which. appealed in La
Sancion of Aug. 29, 1907:
"When Fonseca returned from the
correrla and went to his house, Victoria, one of his nine concubines, was
accused of having .relations with a
man whoso name escapes me. Well,
Fonseca, enraged, caught Victoria,
tied her up to a tree by her opened
arms, backwards. Raising her skirt
to hpr neck, he, in person,'began to
flog her with an enormous lash and
continued until ho was exhausted. The
punishment concluded, he put her In
a hammock inside a rubber deposit
and, as she received no medical treatment, in a few days maggots made
their appearance; then by his orders
the Indian girl was dragged out and
killed. Luis Silva, a Brazilian negro,
who is at present in the section of
Union, is the man who executed this
The following statement by a British subject employed in the Putumayo
was printed in English in an attempt
to move the numerous foreign merchants of Iquitos. It was, however, of
no avail:    .
"Theso defenceless Indians are
treated in a manner that would offend
your sense of decency K I attempted
to describe it. You would not believe
that I saw women burned alive, with
sacks, wet with kerosene,- wrapped
around their legs, which were kept
afire until the poor women died in
•fearful .agemy. Children they do not
spare, for to make them declare the
whereabouts of their father, they torture them, cutting off their fingers
one by one. Then they follow with
their hands and feet, leaving them dying in the road.
"In-the section "where I was for
four months, presided over hy -a human brute called -Norman, I became
so accustomed to these brutalities
that anything less than burning an
Indian did not excite my interest. . .
■The culpability of these horrors will
always rest with the house of Arana
and Company.   ..."
The following affidavit is translated from La Felpa of Jan. 5, 1908:
"Afterwards, I served in Matanzas
space of one month and five days. In
this time I saw ten Indians killed and
burned. Three hundred were flogged,
who died slowly, for their wounds are
not treated, and when they ai-e full of
maggots, they kill them with guns and
machetes and afterward burn some of
them. Others are thrown aside and,
as they -rot, emit an Insupportable
odor. This section stinks so at times
that It Is impossible to remain here on
account of the rotting flesh of the
dead and dying Indians.
'Every Indian is obliged to deliver
to thc company, every three months,
sixty kilos of rubber, and in payment
thoy are given a knlfo or a small mirror, worth twenty centavos, or a harmonium or a string of beads weighing an ounce. To those who deliver
flvo hundred kilos or blnd'thomselvos
to do so, they glvo a shot gun of the
value of fifteen soles. Tho Indians aro
novor given food; they themselves
furnish It. To thoso who do not deliver tho 'sixty kilos ovory three
months—a. part of which must be
ready ovory ton days—and to those
who lack half a kilo, fifty or a hundred Inshos are applied."
Tho following Is an extract from tho
stntomont of Junn Vein, which was
published In La Sancion of Sept, ,10,
"Afterwards, I witnessed tho murdor of Justlno Hernandez. Louis Al-
cortn* had exchanged some words with
Troriiiindoz and not accepting, tlio lat-
tor's Invitation to thrnsh him, wont
upstairs and enmo down with Suarea,
both armed. Thoy thon let fly at poor
Mornri'mloz, who had boon shut up In
a room by his friends. Thoy dlschnrg-
nd somo thirty nr forty rlflo and ro-
volvor bullets at him, at Inst wounding
lilm with mnny bulls, Whon on the
point of dying', ho HtniKKlod to Aleotn,
whoso rovolvor wns empty, nnd gave
lilm a blow with his unloaded cnrblno
on tlio head; thon ho foil to tlio
ground In IiIh'death ngonlos, anil Sn-
nrnz and tlio negro, Agiillar, flnlaliod
hliiv*wilh hnllolH In (ho hfiiid. In this
way teriiilniilod this .snnRulnnry dm-
mn, Tho Hiiporlntoiulonl, Loaycn, pun-
IbIioiI * nobody.'
Thore* Ih nothing to bo pined hy
duplicating thoso Rtatnnionts, Tliolr
BiiliHlniitlal nrourney Is not conceded
even by Ariuin himself. Thoy ahow
dourly Iho rosultH of tho IioIIIhIi h>'h-
tern that flnldnrin wnn exposing, And
one would think that snrh charged, np-
pouring dally In a widely-circulated
nowHpapor, would liav» nomo result—
would, at least, force a perfunctory investigation, ,
'But the authorities practically ignored these accusations. The Prosecuting Attorney did, it is said, finally
prepare an indictment, "but there' the
matter ended—in. a pigeonhole. And
during the eight months that Saldana
published his papers in Iquitos, the
authorities, from first to last, far
from rendering him any assistance
opposed him at every step.
"In addition to the newspaper expos-,
ures, Saldana, seeing that the authorities were doing absolutely nothing
with the information he was supplying, originally himself drew up a denun-
cia—a detailed information, which he
personally laid before these dispensers of "justice" and which he, at the
same time, published in La Sancion.
This document, undoubtedly one of
the most shocking ever known in the
annals of jurisprudence, was filed and
pigeon-holed and—the atrocities still
continued with impunity, and the
blood-stained profits still poured in!
As to the Arana gang, they were but
little disturbed by Saldana's exposures. By means of their subsidized
press, they denounced Saldana as an
agitator and accused him of having
tried to blackmail them. This and a
transparent denial of the charges on
the part of some of the chiefs of sections was the only reply they made.
They were not worried. Why should
they be? They knew they were safe.
They had nothing to fear, for did they
not hold in the hollow of their hands
the puny officials'who conducted the
affairs of government in their interest?
Not daring, however, to take libel
proceedings against Saldana, they nevertheless soon secured his downfall.
All they did was to pass the word to
their apologists and to the other interests to refuse to advertise in or
subscribe for his papers. This was
sufficient to bring about the desired
result, for while many workers bought
the papers eagerly," the lack of advertising matter and the diminished circulation resulted in each issue being
published at a loss. As Saldana's capital was-limited, he soon,-had to yield,
and the papers were both suspended
in February of 1908.
Here, once more, was Illustrated the
frequently observed solidarity of the
international capitalist class. In Iquitos there were_numerous foreign firms
doing business—English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Jewish, in
short, profit-grabbers from all lands
and of all religions. ' And what was
their attitude—these educated and
civilized white men, of Christian
ideals and Christian morals? Did they
support Saldana in his titanic struggle, help him, sympathize with him?
No, not a bit of it! The Arana Company passed the word: "This agitator,
this trouble-maker, must be shut up.
lie's bad for business." And, with
one accord, they all shunned, ignored
and ridiculed him, some because they
knew that their own practices would
not bear investigation, others from
fear of offending the Arana Company
or other large firms, and others from
mere indifference brought on by constant familiarity with more or less
similar reports.
His savings for years sacrificed in a
vain attempt to serve suffering humanity, Saldana's voice, ever raised in
behalf of the poor and .the oppressed,
was silenced at last. But his great
work will not be forgotten, for when
the vast army of the world's workers
throw off the shackles of Capitalism
and stand erect—free men—the name
of Benjamin Saldana Rocca will long
be remembered as that of a faithful
soldier of the Common Weal.—New
Frawley Probers Intend to Prove This
With Affidavit Expected From Fi-
nancier—May Testify Personally—
Inquisitors Wiil Subpoena Banker
in the Event That His Sworn Statement in Questioned.
ALBANY, Aug. 4.—Governor Sulzer
declared tonight that he was not in
New York City on October 5 or 14 last,
the dates of the Elkus check for $500
and the Tchiff check for $2,500 which
were not acknowledged in the Governor's sworn statement of campaign receipts and expenditures filed with the
Secretary of State. The Governor also denied writing the letter acknowledging the Elkus check, asserting
that the signature to" the letter was
not in his handwriting.
The Governor further declared that
the corrupt practices act does not require a candidate in his statement
filed with the Secretary of State to
give the names of contributors,, but
only the names of those to whom
money was paid. This was ' another
reason, advanced by Sulzer why the
Schiff and Elkus checks were not included in the Governor's formal statement. The first explanation made ia
the Governor's formal statement of
yesterday (Wednesday) was, "I was
too busy during the campaign to attend, to these details. Others did it
for me and I relied on them. I was
•told the statement was accurate as
it could be made."
.When the Frawley Committee resumes the probing of Sulzer's campaign funds.in New York City next
Wednesday, Jacob H. Schiff's affidavit
is expected for presentation to the
.committee. Schiff will swear that Sulzer personally solicited the $2,500
campaign contribution from him and
that the check was given Louis A.
Sarecky in the presence of Sulzer.   '
"he  family  remedy   for   Coughs   ond Colds
Shiloh costs so  little   and does   r-o muchl'
Hearsts Examiner
at old Trick
Ever since William R. Hearst was
defeated for the office of Mayor of
New York and shortly afterward for
Governor of the State of New York,
his attitude toward Union labor has
been antagonistic. Through some peculiar process ef reasoning, Hearst
has convinced -himself that the severe
drubbing he received at the hands of
the voters of the city and, the S^ate
of New York was entirely due to lack
of support on the part of union workingmen.   '
■For years Hearst had nursed the absurd notion that at some time in the
dim and distant future., he would be
elected to the presidency of the United States, but when he found that he
_o IlIaiFnP r-T-=_*.— t2.r.ii
X*—itiAi*. j v/i—-tmfi* —**    \a\j t
ernor, all the hatred and malice of
which he is capable arose^within'him,
and since that time he has been venting his spleen upon his imaginary
foes, the union workingmen of -the
Wherever Hearst publishes a paper
—whether.it be New York, Boston,
Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles or San
Francisco—he loses no opportunity to
give aid and comfort to the enemies
of Unionism. His attitude both ln
Chicago .and Los Angeles ls openly
hostllo, while In other cities he carries on his opposition In a more stealthy manner. Realizing that the sentiment of San Francisco ls overwhelm-.-,
ingly favorable to the unions, and
that open opposition on the part of
tho Examiner would give the He to
his statement thnt the recent strlko
in tho Examiner pressroom wnB unavoidable Hearst ls conducting his
campaign ngalnst the unions In anun-
derhand and cowardly manner,
Protending to bo Interested ln tho
preservation of tho moralH of this
community, almost dally ho Is attacking tho 'McDonough Brothors, The
dirty Examiner charges thoso men
with furnishing ball to crooks who
become entangled ln tlio moshos of
tho law. It seeks to create tho lin-
prosslon [hat tho McDonoughs aro tlio
kcopors of a dive which Is tho resort
of thlovos and thugs and others of
ovon less repute.
Theso -attacks of tlio Examiner aro
ns untruthful ns thoy are contemptible, Ah a rulo thoro Is reason for ov.
ory notion, 'flio roaBon, or -motlvo,
which prompts tho Examiner t») attack
tho McDonough llrothors Ib this;
Thoro has never been an Instance
wlioro tho McDonoughb refused to fur-
nlnli hull or go upon tlio bond of nny
trwdo unionist under nrrost,
Tho tboi'Bbtl08'1 mny boliovo that
wlion any person gives, aid to anothor
person uiiilor arrost, thu ono giving
aid becomes n purty to tho offeiiRo nl-
lo«t)d to hnvo boon eommltWxl; hut
tho correct vlow—In fnct, tlio vory
IhihIh upon which tlio ndnilnlst.rntloti
of law Ib mtppoReii to ho foiinilod—In
oxiiotly iho opposite of this hollof,
.Any <lofo|iiliiiit Ih entitled to nny
ntwlHtnnco thnt will oniibio lilm to
withstand nny ehtiruo tbnt m«y bo
lodgod nKiiltiHt. lilm, nnd siiroly thorn
can bo no hotter nld tlmn that of Rlv«
Infi n defendant his liberty In tho In-
toiiin of hi a arrest nnd trial,
ThiH Is tho vlow that tho MoDon-
ouiihtt Invariably!take, and whlto siieh
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Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada
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persons as Hearst are shouting from
the housetops about all men being
equal, the McDonoughs are doing what
they can' to give poor men an equal
chance with rich men whenever poor
men happen to be under arrest.
Wherever ho possibly can do so,
Hearst controls the Police Department. This is notoriously true in Chicago, and the efforts of Hearst's men
Lawrence in San Francisco to name
the chief of police about twelve years
ago is not forgotten
. Hearst realizes far better than do
workingmen that as a rule, it Is the
man" who works who goes to jail.
Hence, he is tremendously interested
in naming the chief of police, or, fail-
any man who furnishes ball for the
During the past,week information
has come to "Organized Labor" that a
prominent attorney of San Francisco,
who derives his fees from corporations, stated that -there would be "a
letup" on the McDonoughs If they
would discontinue going upon the
bonds of workingmen. This ls tho
whole case in a nutshell. This is the
reason, the only reason, which
prompts the Examiner In its warfare
against the McDonoughs.
Gradually the San Francisco Exam-
ner Is going over to the enemies of
Labor bag and baggage. It Is the only,
daily paper In San Francisco that, does'
not conduct a union establishment, Ita
pressroom Is scab from top to bottom.
Emboldened by its success ln dispensing with union pressmen, It but awaits
tho opportune moment to openly declare warfare against other unions of
tho printing trades.
Meantlmo, the Ejfcolslor carries on
Its stealthy fight against two buslnoss mon whoso only "offense" is that
thoy oxerclso their constitutional
right to furnish ball for mombers of
labor organizations,
Union mon, is 11 possible that nny
of you nro paying your hnrd-onrne'd
money Into tho coffers of Honrst, who
has stabbed In tho back ovory mnn
who has beon so foolish as to bo his
friend? — Editorial from "Organized
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Thoso nro busy days at tho Spokane
rnterstntu Fair Grounds, and an army
of mon nnd womon Is hard nt work
getting everything ready for Mondny,
Sept. ifi, which- Jh tho oponlng day of
tho Twentieth Annual Fnlr. And It
Is -some job, for thero nro a thousand
nnd ono dlfforont things to bo dono,
Thn Exhibit Buildings, with tliolr mi-
porlntendontB anil assistants, must bo
ready to rocolvo tho 10,000 dlfforont
entries which will fomo to bo Judged,
stalls and stnlilow roiuly for tho train
loads nf prlzo stock which nro on tlio
way, Iiiwiih and walks mnko spick nnd
npiui and hundreds of benches and
drinking fountains pnt out, Tho entire office forcoof tho Fair Is already
at work In tbo big office. In tho Grand
Stnud. A Iloll Tolopliono Kxchnngo,
with more than 100 phonos nnd threo
buuy oporntors, is handling tho nu.
morons phono Inquiries tlio Tolo-'
graph Companies caclt have an office
Installed,, tlio llrnneli. PostoMeo Is
ui't-M, it complete Trnnsportiulaii lm-
.ri-.iu hi huuHihm i-lwu'tannln «-T «.-.\ii*,'vj*«
nnd freight uhlpmentfl, and two In-
formation Thironua, ono nt tho
Uroundm and ono downtown In tho
Chamber of Commerce niillillnR, nro
armw«>rlnfc mif-MInn* of «vprv rnnrnlv-
nhlo kind um] nlso iwliilng visitors to
find rooms nnd hotel accommodations. The Froo Xuraery for nablqs
Ima been made twice n« largo In order
ro Ink© caro of the many bnl>io« expected to compote for the $500 offered In tho Hotter Babies Contest, and
tho Emergency Hospital Ib ready to
tako tw of nny accidents to visitors
or worUni«n. Hoth the Knlr 1'oltco
Department and tho Pair Fire Department itti completely Installed with a
forco of vigilant offlcom and men on
hand fay and night, and the motto for
eiwy wan, woman and child on th*
Job Is. "Bwythlnir mast be ready
Monday morning."
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To every Child (boy or girl) who
secures us Six paid-up Subscribers
during; the month of August wc will
pay the sum of $1.00
This competition closes on Sept.
1st, and all subscriptions should be
In by that date.
To tlio first child to send in (1 pniil-up subHcrip-
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robotnictvo a organisacia
Dokial' robotnictvo nemalo svojej
organlsacie, dotial' usrozumeno nepra-
covalo spolu za svoje dobre, dokial*
tuzby robotnictva neboly spolocne, do^
tial" kapitalismus videl v robotnikovi
pokojneho Sloveka. Avsak, ked' sa
medzi robotnictvom rozsirll duch or-
ganisaCny, kapital zafial byt' nespokoj-
nym, a neskorsie tym viae, ked' s
duchom revolucie roz§irila sa organi-
saCna .fiinnost', kapital zaCal zurit' a
zuri bezprestajne, zaklina "anarchist-
ieku sherbu", ktora chce prevratityba
zniCit' spoloCensky poriaijok, postave-
ny nlml. Rozumie sa to saino sehou,
ze kaZdy brani svoje, a tak i kapital
brani len svoj system, ktory bol nim
postaveny. Nie div teda.ze protl rob-
otnictvu ide mocour aby ho mohol zas-
tavit, aby mohol prekazit* d'alSie bu-
ranle toho poriadku, v ktoroni vidi
kapital svoj zivot. Proti boju robotnictva, ktory boj neskorsie vyvinul sa
na trledny boj, kapital bol malomocny,
preto postaral sa, aby na svoju stranu
dostal tu moc, ktora ovlada 1'udsku
nsysel' a ktora rladi poriadok krajins-
kotoo organlsmu. Takto na stranu
kapitalu prestupilo knazstvo a krajln-
ske, okresne a obecne urady.
Kaptial sa nazdal, ze ked' peniazmi
pritiahne k sebe tych, ktori nad robotnictvom vacsi vplyv maju, ze podari
sa lm dostal'* i robotnictvo, nasledovne
zruslt' brganisaciu; ale veru sa skla-
mal. Uz organlsovane robotnictvo
videlo -cez.sito kapitalu a nepoddalo
sa ani tym vplyvnym stranam, ktore
nad jeho duchom a zivotom bdely:
stranu knazstva od seba pomaly od-
vrha, lebo v nej vldl naj§pinavej§iu
zradu robotnictva, gpionstvo, ktore
znamenlte prevadza v mene boha,
Krista a vsetkych| svatych i nefi'vatych,
ktorl boll a ktorl eSte budu. A takto
robotnictvo, dostalo sa do knofliktu s
knazstvoin, A tu knazstvo, aby vyhlb
upodozrievaniu zrady na robotnictve i
na neorganisovanom, zaCalo sa ohanat'
neverectvom robotnictva a organisa-
ciu vyhlasilo za bezboznu Criedu, ktora
chce strhnut' boha (knazskeho boha) s
nebles, ktory ovsem nlkdy nejestvoval.
(Kniha_"Svet a jeho zahady" je zby-
toCna, lebo Furdek nedokazal, ze jest-
vuje taky boh, preto osmel'ujem sa
napisat', ze takeho boha, jakeho 1 Furdek hlasa, nieto.)' Sklamanie kapitalu
v einnosti knazstva je teda vel"ke, lebo ^ono, a5prave vladne s jeho hypnot-
istickym klamom, ale len nad istou
ciastkou l'udi, a i to len nad takou,
ktora organisacii malo skodi, alebo
ni-5. Takto teda knazstvo organisacii
neskodi ba snad' napomaha jej vzrast
s neprestajnym bezplatnym inserova-
nim. A takto knazstvo mohlo by pre
nas i byt', predsa vSak, z ohl'adu'roz-
umoveho, treba proti nemu 1st' s "oh-
nom a meSom" (nevynimajuc ani slov
knazov narodovcov),
Tu je vsak druha prava ruka kapitalu, druha pomocka a ohraha: polit-
icke urady. Ze alcyni vplyvom tie
panuju nad robotnictvom, dokaz mame
v Patersoue, ked' poCas stavky tame-
jsie urady, zapl'ujuc ustavny poriadok;
lapily sa vsetkych anarchistickych
sposobov, aby uhijaly robotnictvo a,
jeho o'rganisaciu a takto aby pomahaly
kapitalu. Zlovestny Bimson a este
zlovestnejgi Dunn nestitili sa zruslt'
ustavou dane pravo kazdemu: svobodu
reCi a shromaBdenia, ba i tlaCe. A to-
muto sa tesil kapital; toto chcel mat',
1-ebo vedel, 2e* ked' robotnictvu zakaSe
zlocumy Bimson kazdy pohyb, ked'
rozreze zilu, ktora ozivuje beh a £in-
nost';, organlsacie, robotnictvo bude
znemoznene. LeE s malou vynimkou,
kapital I tu,sa sklamal. Lebo robot-
nlctvo' vlnovate by bolo posluchat' za-
kazy protlustavne a vlnovate by bolo
sa nebranit', trebars nasllne vtedy,
ked' protl nemu namerana je zbran'
krajlnskeho "outlaw" zlocinca. Ked'
kapitalu su na pomoci uradne medzit-
ka a ticto ked' pl'ujii na ustavu, prltom
ale ohanaju sa so spinavym patriotis-
mom, nad hlavaml ovievaju vysoko
plachtu kapltalistiokeho praporu, robotnictvo tieZ nech pl'uje na zakazy a
vsetky nariadenla brigantov, ktori nec-
tia si ustavy. Ze vsak krajlnske urady
su skutoCne na strane kapitalu a proti
organisovanemu robotnictvu, dokaz
mame v osobe namorneho mlnlstra
Danielsa, ktory svojou re-Jou spachal
pravy anarchlstioky Gin proti organisacii robotnictva, a potom toto vraj
je "anarchlsmom vychovane plema".
Ovsem pravom by mtshlo byt' a oprav-
nene je aspon sa branit' tak, ako pat-
riotickl mlnlstri etjto krajiny idu protl
- Tlsic dokazov je, fce organisacia1 robotnictva je vel'ka moc, ktora sa dnes
u2 neobava organisovaneho kapitalu,
ba prave utoCl nan a nuti ho k podro-
hcnlu sa pod moc jej. A toto je to, Co
chce robotnictvo dosiahnut', lebo mech
ma len aspon tol'ko prava, kol'ko pot-
rebuje predbe2ne k nutnemu 2ivotu;
vyvinom ducha, politickym a hospodar-
skym unlonismom potom dosiahne to,
za Cim tuzi. Hlavne je, zmocnit' sa
politickej moci, shodit' so seba para-
situ—knazstvo, ktore bezocivym spos-
obom hadze robotnictvu picsok do o5i,
aby mohlo tym zdarnejsie konaf zrad-
nu pracu, potom s lcapitalom prirod;
zeny obrat nastane, totiz ze kapitalom
bude vsetok l'ud, ktory druzi sa do
robotnickych organisacii uz odteraz.
A vtedy nastane to, za Cim tuzia uz
dnes milliony ubiedenych, otrocenych:
Vit'azstvo socialismu.
(?)   UPON
List of Locals District 18
NAME OE C. «nd P, O. ADDF1RE88
Banklioad  P. V/boatloy, nnnldioad, Alta. f
VtVi'C. Crcol:,.7,,,.. Via.' V**'.*, IS*-*.**.. Cn-At,, *'n. iiuAuni, aim.
TV>ll(»v»o  .Tnmt>n T^nTho, Bnx r,C, Bpllevtip Alia,
ninlrmoro  W. h. TCvnna, Dlnlrmoro, Altn.
Hurmis  T. O. Hnrrloa, Fiusbun-r, Alta.
Carbondalo J, Mltcholl. Cnrbondnlo, Coleman, Alta,
Canmoro,,...... Jl... N. D. Thtvcbuk, Cnnmoro, Alta,
OnlfTiinn   *.  W.   Orsi \«n_ (^rAcTy^., AHi.
Corbin ,,,,,.... J, Joncia, Corbin, U, C,
Chinook Minos  W. R. Hughoa, Chinook, via Diamond City, Alt.
Diamond City... J, B. Thomhlll, Diamond City, Lothbrldgo.
Fornlo.,  Tho*. Uphill. Fornlo, n. C.
Frank ,", Bran M organ-^ Frank, Alta.
Hosmor .............. W. Iluldoratono, Hosmor, 11. C,
Ilillcr-ost,...,,, Jaa, (Jordon, Hlllcrest, Alto.
Lnthbrldiro ,.,,....... U Mooro, 1731 Sixth Avonno, N. LcthbrldBe.
bohbrldgo ColllorlcB.. Frank narrlngham, Coalhurbt., Alts.,
Maplo Loaf,  T, O. Hnrrlos, Pn*sburg, Alta.
Michel...» M. BurrdJ, Michel, D. C,
Monarch Mine........ \^m. Hynd^ Elcan P, O,; Tabar, Alta.
rassburg  T. O, Hnrrlos, Pauburg. Alta.
llojal Vlow  Geo. Jo dan, Royal Collieries. Lothbrldgo, Alta
TiiUr A P»u«r«on, Tabor, Alta
The natural conditions that are general in the coal mines of southern Colorado closely resemble those of West
Here, also, the coal crops out of the
sides of the foothills, the spurs of the
mighty Rockies; ln most of the mines
the drainage is-natural; here, also, all
that is necessary Is to build a tipple
and drive a drift. The mine produces
from the beginning, a considerable advantage over the fields where deep
shafts have to be sunk, with the attendant troubles caused by streams of
water, quicksands, etc.; tho great outlay for timbering. <-,The coal Is generally of very good quality nnd the veins
thick above the average.
Tho miners ln this flold aro generally men who have spont most of their
lives In otljer states and countries.
Thero nro numbers of foreigners—Italians, Slavs ancl Polish. A number of
yountr Kngllflh-spoaklnK minora from
tho East, most of \yhom nro striving
for enough monoy to tako thorn bnck
to organized fields, and Iho fow remnants of tho "old timers" who camo
here In the early dayi when it was
poBslblo for a good, stnady, industrious minor to earn enough to mnko his
llttlo homo, to marry nnd to rnlso n
fnmlly. For tho possibility of tho latter has passed for tho present In
Southorn Colorado, and the result ls
thnt conditions aro vory unsatisfactory, both to tho minors find to-tho
nmnngomont. '•'■.'
Whenever the oporatorfl of this sec
tion cnn "bo taught to soo'-tho* bettor
way a now ora will dawn for this soctlon.' „
With tlio natural advantages uhovo
doiorlbod, the operators could well nf-.
ford to treat with thoir omploynnn as
man'to man; could arrange a schedule
of conditions and prlcos that would
coiiBorvo for thoso conl flolds n com.
mnndlng position In thoir natural markets, nnd still guarantoo such anils-
factory -lonns for tho omployoos »h
would mnko of southern Colorndo tho
"Moccn" of fftpnblo, practical ni-nn
from tlio overcrowd (Ml contrnr States
who would thon build tliolr homos
nrouud tho rnlnos horo, rind forovnr
solvo tho prosont ovor-prosont quns-
Hon of how to socuro and retain n suf.
flclont numbor of ronl minors.
Tho conditions under wliich tho mon
nro now working can only load to a
disastrous strlko, ond lhat In tho near
..   Cumberland, B. C, July 31, 1913.
To Editor, Ledger.
Dear Sir and Brother,—As your paper tends to bring the miners of Districts 18 and 29 of the U. M. W. of A.
into touch with each other, no doubt
a short synopsis of the recent events
that have occurred here will be of interest .to your readers. The week ending July 19th was probably the most
eventful week during this strike, now
in its 11th month. Crothers, the Minister of Labor, visited here and did not
leave a very favorable impression
amongst the' strikers, as his attitude
seemed to be for the employers. Then
eight scabs got burnt in two days by
explosions of gas, but this does not appear to affect the government officials
for we hear of no interference from
the inspector, thougli the men that are
getting tlieir papers are not qualified
men. To crown all the strikebreakers
sent in an ultimatum to the effect that
they Intended clearing the town of
strikers on the 19th. This naturally
roused the Indignation of the strikers
who were waiting for them on the
day in question, and as they came according to the rumors, it proved that
the rumor was authentic. Although
they did not come in a body, as was
expected, nevertheless their plan evidently worked, for we have now fiver
charges indictable according to the police and about 21 in all, pending as a
result of the encounter, but not one
scab involved. The affair happened
about 8.15 p.m. when a strike breaker
named Cave came up town with about
20 others and he openly challenged
any of the strikers. Even this open
challenge did not affect our men but
when he had reached the bottom of
the street he said to his men, "Here's
some easy meat for you," and one
named Moore struck a striker named
Muir. They0 were both arrested, and
we thought they had arrested Cave,
but he appeared again and followed a
few strikers up the street again asking for opponents till the strikers
could stand it no longer, the police
saying nothing and he threatening;
then the, stirrings commenced. The
police arresting our men and the
crowd being so dense they could not
hold them or better still,, they did not
try very liard, but a day or two after
the police was busy handing out summonses and arresting our men. Some
of them arrested were nowhere near
at the time and they are now trying to
railroad them to jail. The instigator,
Cave, has not as yet even got a summons, so if this is the way they intended to clear the town it is easy to see
that they must have had some preconceived plan to, have our men arrested
on indictable offences. We placed sufficient evidence in the hands of the
police to arrest Cave, but they turned
It'down flat so we are now trying to
=extricate*=our brothers wl
high hopes of as creditable a settlement on Cabin Creek and the other
fields where strikes are still in progress.
We hope to be able to reopen negotiations with' the operators in those
fields; and in the meantime the victory won- by the men of Paint Creek
will increase the determination, if
such could be possible, and, anyway,
renew the hopes for ultimate success;
buoy up the spirit of those who are
still making the good fight for liberty.
The results of the splendid battle
waged by the organization for over a
year in West Virginia are far-reaching and more than repay the suffering endured, the money expended.
, Prior to the opening of -jhis campaign the lot of the miner in unorganized West Virginia was indeed bitter,
and apparently hopeless.
Indefinite long hours; no representatives on the tipples (and every miner
who ever worked under that conditiott
knows what that meant); last, but not
.least, the bullying domination of the
private armies of the companies, the
execrable "guard system." All of
these evils have, been' eliminated, forever we believe.   To this well-fought
campaign must be credited the anti-
guard law'which was passed in the.
last legislature of-West Virginia. This"
law can be improved on, but the opening wedge has been driven.   The pri-,
vate  army  is  doomed;   not only' in
West Virginia, but, the excesses per- •
petrated;  the 'publicity given to the
brutal, murderous methods, the utter
contempt of law or right of fhe private police, has condemned the system everywhere.    It cannot survive
the  exposure  of  its  iniquities,  anywhere.
Once more, with praise to the men
and women who unflinchingly faced
the hunger, the exposure, all fhe hardships of this long but absolutely necessary strike; with words of hope to
those who still are determinedly beaming the same burdens, in West Virginia and elsewhere; with appreciation, who freely gave their hard-earned and badly-needed money that their
fellow workers might be able to hold -
out; with recognition of the splendid
leadership, the devotion of our field
workers, we can say—yours will bo
the benefits of this victory.
The day has at last dawned in West
Virginia.—Editorial V. M. W. A. Journal.
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The  World's Most Scientific Hair and Scaty  Specialist
The operators realize this and are
expending all their energies in keeping the miners from meeting and expressing their general dissatisfaction.
An army of high-priced gunmen are
ever on the alert In an attempt to keep
the mon from getting together, and-especially from meeting with any of the
representatives of the organization,
It was laughable to notice how closely tho Editor and a few local representatives of tho miners were followed
when they visited a fow of the camps
to scatter a few -Journals, and, if possible, to speak a few words of cheer to
the mon, to Inform them of tho groat
army of organized workers who wero
rondy nnd anxious to welcome them
rb brothers. Laughable bocauso the
efforts of tho Baldwins nre so futile.
If "the mountain cannot go to *Mn-
hornet, Mahomet can go to the mountain." The office In Trinidad Is bo-
solged by enger mlnorB, ready and anxious to join tho union,
Tho cost of the effort to prevent thn
orgnnlKntlon from gaining a foothold
would go fnr toward th6 cost of pny-
Ing n fair wngo. Add to thnt the bone-
fit thnt would accrue from the voluntary Immigration into these fields of
the best of the practical coal miners
of tho country; and n,bovo thnt, the
fact that the men now horo will no
longer submit to present conditions,
ovon If In order to obtain relief thoy
Bhould find a strike necessary, It Is
hard to underBtnnd why, ns n simple
mnttor of good business, thn opnrhtors
could only seo tlm advantage of on tor-
Ing Into a mutually sntlsfaetory agreement with tliolr omployoos through
wlionifi-voi' thoHO would choose ns thoir
Vast nrais of ronlloss lands oxtontl
to the west, of this field, assuring tx
rwuly and growing mnrkot; growing,
ImomiRo tlio hiRonulty of man Is fnct
wlnningthls thirsty 'country from tlifl
desert, Vast Irrigating systems will
soon convert, tlio dry plains Into tho
finest of farm lnnd.
We do not senk strike, hut If our fellow workers in Colorndo determine
that tho cliniiKO toward frondom must
como, with tlm goodwill of ilin operator, If possible, without .tlmt* goodwill, If
nccf'SHnry, their efforts will bn sustained by tho moral nnd subntnntlnl
iiHHlslaneo of tlm four hundred thousand ovgnnlzod minors of tho country.
—lVST.W.-A. Journal.
be easy if judgment is impartial, but
we doubt it from the practical experiences we have had here since this'
strike commenced. McKenzie & -Mann
are the government and we have now
to fight the government.
, Hoping the brothers of District 18
will see the necessity of our struggle
to them and to the whole of the white
race in B. C,
I am, yours truly,.
There is ono place above all others
where children, big and small, can
have tho bost time of the year, and
that place is tho Spokane Pair the
week of Sept. 15, One of the latest
attractions for the little folk ls the
big now Play Grounds Installed by,
the Spokane Park Board. This covers
moro than an aero and Is full of
swings, slides, seesaws, trapezes, horizontal bars and other things for having fun, and It's all free. Up In the
■Midway thero nre two big gllttorlng
merry-go-rounds, wilh prancing steeds
and enticing bnlly-hoo music, and tlio
Ferris Wheel, not so big as the original Ferris Wheel'perhaps, but justas
much fun.
Then there's the Animal Circus,
with nil sorts of cute, trained ponies,
monkeys nnd dogs and a boar that can
skuto on roller skates; tlio big Indian
Congress nnd Vlllago and oilier shows
too numerous to mention,
'In'front, of the Grand Htnnd thorn
nro thn nines, tlio polo CHinni, llm
cowboys, tlio fireworks, iho big Indian
battlti every night, tlio log chopping
contest, thu*minors.In Uu-ir roul< drilling contest, th6 nioiorcyd.. relay
race, tho Scotch Highlanders' hand,
tho broadsword butt lo on lior..(ibarlv
nnd lots morn nttrnollons dlff'.-ivut
nnd more Interesting thnn nny circus.
Then thoro Is n long list of cash
prizes for children, nearly f-ion In nil,
covorliiK nearly everything limy raise
In gardens or make nt school. All this
chlldrrm'ii work will ho shown together this year U'l a new dopartmoiit* nil
Its own. '*
Mvon tlm hnhiflH can Win some big
wish prizes nt this Spokane Fnlr, for
'there Is n prlzo of $100 In gold for
tho host lmhy from outside Spokane,
as woll as many otlmr cash nnd trophy prizes for llm babies who outer In
tlm Hotter Ilahlos Contest.
And lust, but not least, thoro Is n
Bar Unexcelled
All White Help
Call in and
see us once
Advertise in thc Lodger
and get Results.
We Are Ready to Scratch
off your bill any Item of lumbor not
found just ns wo represented. Thero
Is no hocus pocub in
This Lumber Business
When you want spruco wo do not
sond you hemlock, When you buy
first-class lumber wo don't slip In a
lot of culls. Thoso who buy onco from
us nlwnys como again. Those who
havo not yot mndo our acquaintance
nro taking chances they wouldn't encounter If thoy bought their lumbor
— Dealers In —
Lumber,   Lath,   Shingles,   Sash   and
Dooro.     SPECIALTlES—MouldlnflB,
Turnings, Brackets, and Detail Work
Opposite G, N. Depot. P.O. Box 22,
Phone 23.
^'»V^</ *\*lw*t limit* * lit i *    i S*    '     , . •   '
*r'lL '
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v J'1 '„* HMV'|.
hit.   \i*yrin
can be loft In clmriro of
nurses whilo the parents
11*v. i   ii
enjoy tlio
Grand Union Hotel
Best of Accommodation
We cater to the workingman's trade
G. A. CLAlTx
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FERNIE        :: ;: ::        B.C.
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With full recognition of flm organ!-
7!\tirin     thn   ni-tfln-il    ilf.ni'nut    of   llin
miners during negotiations prior to
tlm strike, wo can clnlm a splendid
victory j'h tho Paint Crock sottlonient.
And novor wns victory hotter deserved.
The splendid solidarity shown; tho
<fort.ltu<l<* iindfr exnctlni.' hnrdNhlps
die;"»!ayod by (ho mon uiul -aiiiihiu dur«
A'.-, long-drawn-out battle; the do
-.!'..<• rii-d but fnr-BlKhtf-d policies of
•Ik; *jw»1*r*: ret'ognlstlng necessity for
partial rntroU when cln-utuKtsncn
Momed'to demand; facing criticisms
from frlnnd nnd foe, with tl»lr ultimate object in vleif, df-si-rvt-,? tin:- spl^n-
i)hl rirtnry thnt' fln.-ilh- nsnltwl
And, la "tho near future,  wu  have
Notice Is hereby glvon that ,i Dividend nt llu* rate of
■8hv««n por ci-tit t'i ji.c.i pt-r nninnn upon Hid paid up Capital
Stock1 oi this Ilnhk lias heen declared for the tlirf<* months
'ending tin; '•'•*'•'•. AugUot, J'jU, .i.ut thai ih*** ,>,*>,».*• a,;; i,,- \,.*-,-
nblo ai Its Head Offlco uiul JlnincU-n on mul a. ;h- Monday.
September 1st, 1913. The Transfer Hooka will be elos-o.l
from tho 17th hi the 31st -Auk-i-h. H*I3. both d.u» IiiUumh.'.
Hy order of tlm Hoard.
*) General Xl.m.wr.
Toronto, July Itith, WA,- PAGE EIGHT
Our Mens
Men's Straw and Linen Hats, to clear at. ,50c each
White and Red Pelt Hats at 50c each
Special $1,00 Watches, Saturday only, for 75c. .
Special $1.00 Watches
Saturday only for 75c each
Men's Outing Shirts, all sizes, made from good
washing materials in white ground with colored
stripes, collars attached.   Worth $1.25 each.
Special 75c each
Invisible Suspenders, regular 50c.   Special        35c
■    Men's Light Wool Sox.   Special Saturday, 5 prs.
for $1.00.
Black Pant Overalls
All sizes 32 to 46.   Special 90c pair
The balance of .our Men's Fine English Pelt Hats,
assorted colors and sizes, worth up to $3.50 each.
Special Saturday $1,50 each
Special—Blue and Black Serge Suits for men.
On sale Saturday at ;. $16.50
, - One pound Holland Linen Correspondence Paper
of superior quality.   Sold usually at 50c.
Week Eend Special  25c
Envelopes to'match, per lb. package  25c
Our Men's Department has 'now money saving
opportunities each week. It will pay you to visit
our Gent's Furnishing and Clothing Departments
and see for yourself that great savings can be
Some Bargains in Our
Ladies' Department
Lingerie   Waists
A Lingerie Waist of all over embroidery and embroidered lawns made with high collar and three-
quarter length sleeve.'
There arc just three dozen in the lot and mostly
all sizes.
Week End Special each  75*3
Straw Hats
Children's Straw Hats, worth from 35c to $1.00
each.   Priced for clearance at each 25c
Bedford Cord
They are blue and white, tan and white, °grey
and white,, and black and white stripes'.   The very
material for this present season for street wear.
Per yard   50c
Curtain Materials
Curtain Madras, Scrim Muslin, Grenadines and'
Nets in plain, plain centre with borders, fancies
and spots.   The ground colors are Arab, Ecru and
White, with border designs of exceptionally well
blended colors.   Prices from 15c to 90c per yard.
Lace Curtains
$.1.00 Nottingham Lace Curtains 2 1-2 yards long,
made to stand the wear.   A practical Curtain for-
ordinary use.
Week End Special, per pair  50c
An accumulation of remnants from all branches
of our Dry Goods Department. There are remnants of almost everything usually found in a dry'
goods department; These are all measured carefully and marked at from 1-4 toi-3 less price.
Our Grocery
Note   Window   Display
Evaporated Milk, Family size ... .'....    .10
Evaporated Milk, 20 oz "m  t._  ,121^
Quaker Oats, per 5 lb. pa ;,    ,20
Lowney's Cocoa, y2 lb. tins'  , .20
Gooseberries, 2 }b. tins '.  2 for   .35
Damson Plums [. 2 tins" .25
Seeded Raisins. 12 oz. pa .' 2 for   .15
Little Herring in sauce and plain .". per tin   .15
Chiver's Jam, 4 lb. pails :... e .65
Chiver's Green Gage Plums in glass 35
Chiver's Lemon Syrum, per bottle ; 20
Tuxedo Jelly Powder, 4 pa 25   "
Wagstaff's Marmalade, 5 lb. tin 70
Clark's Assorted Loaf Meats, 2 tins   .35 ,
Genuine French Olive Oil, 1-4 lb. tins . ".="...    .75
Red Cross Sour Pickles, 18 oz ; 25
Quaker Baked Beans, large size 2 for   ,25
Genuine Brown Windsor Toilet Soap, per doz.. .30
Imported Castile Soap °...... 8 bai-3   .25
Pure Black Pepper, 1-4 lb. .< 3 for   .25
Special BlendBulk Tea, 3 lb,  1.00
Washington Onion, 8 lb 25
New Beets, 12 lb. . * 25
Mrs. Potts Sad Irons, Japanese ....' per set 1,25
Snowball Washing Machines ..,  each 8,00
Colonial Wringers  4.25
Rival Globe Wash Boards '..'..' 25
Heavy House Broom, regular 50c, .. special   .40
Grey Enamel Potato Pots, reg. $1.15, special   .85
Money Saving Prices
The Store of
Quality   ..
Judge Forin will he here on the 19th
inst., when the case Rex vs, Williams
will come on for hearing.
Alexander MacNell was in Nelson
last week iin connection with various
Labor organization cases and other
100 good Loyal Moose wanted to
take in Hosmer Ball on August 20th,
Don't forget. Come to ithe next lodge
meeting on Monday, Aug. 11, when you
will receive all information.
Fernie's New Park and Race Track
will be opened on September 1st, Labor Day. A splendid program of horse
racing, foot racing, baseball nnd foot-
hall with $1,500 ln prizes has beon arranged by committee. A boxing contest will -take place ln the Fernie Arc-
na, and a danco has boen arranged to
tako placo in Victoria Hall.
(.Continued from Page One)
The above order wishes to announce
that their charter cIohob on Sept. 1st
and nftor that dato the Initiation foo
Willi ho $25    Tho charter too is $5. j»
All mnmborR nro requested to mako
an effort nml nttend thn hull lo ho
given by tho Hosmer brothers on August 20. A good time Is promised nnd
100 good Moose arc required t.o get
down there for thnt ilnte.
A Joyous event took plitco at Iho
rosldonco of ,T. HurIioh, West Fernlo,
Wednesday evening, Aug, fith,* when
David Wm, Morris rind Miss Angelina
Biggi), hoth of this city, woro unltod 111
matrimony, Rov. D. M. Thomson "ofM-
elating, A largo number of frkw.lH and
relatives of both brldo nnd groom
wero proHont for tho occasion and at
tlie cIoho of llm ceremony the you llm
„of West Fernlo itondorod 11 royal "shlv-
oroo."   A. dainty lunoh wan served hy
• tlio hostess';aflor which iui Imji'rolnptu
mimical: ■■program wiih Indulged In Tho
happy coupln wero thn roelpkmtn of n
number of presents both useful' and
.ornamental,' from' thnlr numerous'
noiiovuo ,,,
Coal Creole
Coleman . Jl
iiincuihi ,,.
Mlr-hrt .,..,
TTosmor ,..,
Hlnlrmoro ,.
Pernio  ....
P" W  L D For Agst I1
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Fornlo nnd Hlalrmoro failed tn moot
last Hnturilny, find HllUxest and Conl
Crook hnvo tliolr fixture to play.
Colomnn v, Tloiimor will ho played
nt Coleman,   Iloforflo*, Mr, J. Quinney,
It is not qulto sure whothor Fornlo
will got a team to play Bollovuo,
C. U, P. Football League
Thu League meeting hae been ar.
ranged to take place In PernU on
the 16th ln*t„ Instead of Hlllcreet.
(Ofld.)   A. J. CARTER,
Moose Jaw is a boom city with a huge
number of far out "subdivisions which
can never amount to anything. If local newspapers had had -the courage
to oppose the exploiting of these subdivisions in tho first place, we should
not now be in the position of having
to submit to criticisms to which there
ds no effective" answer.
"Someday our people will realize
that the truest friends of Ihis city and
of this country are those who do not
hositato to speak tho truth, and who,
looking ahead, put out tho danger signals in time. Tho West ,1a good
enough and sound enough to stand a
few knocks, and more especially to
stand the truth being told about It.
Those who think otherwise are merely trying to sink tho ship Instead of
stopping the lonk."
Calgary does not seem lacking for
apologists and "Tho Albertan" makes
a rather caustic comment upon tho
duty of tho Hoard of Trado as follows :
"ThoM Hoard Is surely vory courageous. At present thero is practically
no donllng In tho subdivisions, At the
■timo whon tho wild cat subdividing
was at Its height, tho Hoard of Trado
took no action to chock tho extravagant denlhig, That was tho tlmo for
Ihe Hoard of Trado If it wanted to do
anything to ralso Its voice In protost."
Tlinso aro our Bontlmonts, It dons
not InlnrnHt us to knock or boost tho
City of Cnlgary, hut If you can boost
a city In Western Canada with a population of botwoon fiO.OOO and (10,000 to
tho extent that Calgary' hns been
booHlod thon wo nro tempted to think
that If that town ronchod the two million mnrk Pernio would bocomo ono
of Uh subdivisions.
CALUMET, Mich., Aug., 7.—Reduction of the military force in the copper mine district was planned today
by General P. B. Abbey. Those soldiers whose presence at home is most
imperative .will be allowed to- start
back within a day or two and as the
ranks of the'various units are deplet
ed provisional companies and battalions will be organized,
■Virtually all roads in. the -district
' lead ^yard Laurium. "Alother" Jones
was to' make her first speech there,
and men, women arid children of all
walks of life came on special trolley
cars and trains to hear her. The mass
meeting,was.scheduled to follow a big
parade late today.     ■"
Our Subscription Competition
'Maimgor'Minor put on two flno foa-
tuos thin woojf, viz, "Tho IJrond of tlio
People," ix dranin llliml ruling the nvar-
Ico und grood of the trunts, and that
Immortiil dnuiin by Tolslol, "The Resurrection." Hoth of thoso pictures
woro oxcoddlrigly well rooolvod hy
large houses,; on Wednesday and
■Thursday. For the week-end, Friday
and Saturday, a flno two-reel Imp pio-
turn play, "Tho Loador or His Flock,"
find 11 mammoth 101 lilson U.S. ILrool-
or, "A Houso Divided," will bo shown.
Tho latter features the Civil War In
the II. 8. A.
ll,*i.\t ul' Uiuno iottlUrOK Will 1)0
nhrtwn twice ovcry evening w]!h Iho
usual program of'.comedies nnd dramas,
Tho hnndsomo upright piano which
Jlr. N. B. Huddnhy, the druggist, Ih
Hiving nwiiy in IiIb popularity com put-
tltlon, Is nbw on show ln his store and
Is much admired by all who havo soon
it. Full an noun com ont ns to this nov.
ol contest will lm glvon In noxt week's
- Wnjor Boiw, sister-in-law of Honor-
nl nramwoll Hooth, of tho finlvatlon
Army, timl Captain Arnold were In
■Pernio on Tuesday ovonlng iocturlng
on bohnlf of tho Women's Council of
Great Britain, Tho Major nnd Curtain loft on Wednesday morning nnd
«re now lecturing In Calgary.
As announced last week, we publish below list of prize winners and prizes
ln our Subscription just closed.
While we regrot that the larger camps made no appreciablo effort (except
Miss R. Knowlos, of Coal Creek) to earn any of tho valuahle prizes, the fact
that this Is our first' competition and also that our subscription list In many
of these camps is very complete may account for this. However, as statotl
previously, wo aro determined to get tho Ledger into tho -hands of ovory unionist (and non-unionist for that matter)' in the Crow's Nest Pass. This wo
rocognlzo can bo accomplished best by the workers themselves and if thoy
havo the welfare of their organization and tho Lodger at heart thoy will ho
only too ready to assist. Nobody wants to work for "love," howevor, nnd
recognizing this we feol sure that every effort put forth should bo rewarded
—thus wo liavo given hnndsomo and valuable prizes; nothing traBhy or choap,
but articles that will ho a lasting trllnito to the recipients of solid effort In
tho groat causo of nil—unionism.
In the children's competition wo lmvo already received a numbor of sub-
Borlpllona, Miss Edith Kennedy, of WoBt Fornle, securing 12 subscriptions and
receiving $2.00 and a nickel watch, This energetic young lady was rondy for
ub on Monday morning with Her list and cash. She Is,ovldonUy somo hustler
and wo certainly could do with a fow moro of hor kind
Tho men of District 18, nnd, In fact, every union man should appreciate
tho powor of his press Once let the employer eco that thoy lmvo a paper
which Is not only circulating among tho mino workers, but also commands
tho attention of organized labor gonorally, thon their rospoct for this District
and this Bhoot will Incroaso accordingly. Tho capitalist assurosjou that you
havo not tho administrative ability; honco you aro not fitted to control, Horo,
hi ass sting to place you paper In tho hands of ovory union man lit Eastern n.
O. and Alberto, you havo an opportunity of giving the Ho to this oft-ropeatort
rnuio. snow thnt you nro cnpnblo-that you can nnd do porboss this "ndmln-
iBtrfltlro Ability.!' It Is only a email beginning, but It can accomplish a groat
purpose, '
Mr," John Hrooks, of Hollovno, who was suOoossful In securing somo fi]
Biilmorlboro nnd received a handsome solid «old bracelet wntch for IiIb of fort,
writes us us follows:
(|.       "Accept my thanki for your good wlahei In my auooetiful attempt,
In landing a first prlre In competition.   Also allow me to thank you for
your promptnen In lending the aame along.  I have a prize which amply
repays me for the time spent In rustling up subscriptions.   I, also wish to
thank all those who assisted me by subscribing, for had the people of
Bellevue not beon so generous with their support my efforts would have
been In vain.   | trust your efforts have been successful In considerably
, Increasing the circulation of the brightest little paper that enters this
burg."   .. *'''...•.* ■.'* .. ...''. ■   ; . „ „(.■■:..*,. * ...,*;.
Wr. John lirooks Is as sonorous with Ills support as with his compll.
2in.-nl.%, iti.t2,iuwt atlmU uur.iusiuto aioiieaty causes a, slight hesitation In publishing last sentence. In addition to securing over fifty subscribers, Mr.
Hrooks has agreed to tako chargo of our noiiovuo subscription list. There
nro many members of District 18 who might omulato Mr, Brooks In his of.
forts and wo shall bo plo^soil td honr 'rom othors who will tako charge of our
teuuBvi ipuoji hst iu U»«;*ir par titular camp, Wo jire prepared to reward all for
this work on sonorous commission basis.
Tho following aro tho successful prlzo winners:
MR, JOHN BROOKS, Bellevue, solid gold bracelet watoh.
MI88 RUTH KNOWLE8, Coal Creek, watch snd chain.
TOM CHAMBERS, JUN., Pocahontas, $5 gold p|eej,
MR. PRANK BARRINOHAN, Coalhurst, Alta,, eoll'd gold ptn mounted with pearls.
Ml«9 MAQftIB 8TENE,  Pocahontas, solid qoIJ p|n mounted with
In tho children's competition:
MI83 EDITH KENNEDY, West Fernie, 12.00 and lidy's wrteh.
Tho children's competition Is still on until B*pL lst. (let n hustle on and
secure some pocket money.
On Wednesday last the Baptist Sunday School held their annual celebration in 'the City Park. The weather,
which had been threatening in the
morning, cleared up and remained fline
throughout the afternoon and evening.
Ths attendance of scholars and parents beat all previous records and
there was no lack of entertainment;
the swings were kept busy, football
and other games were greatly enjoyed
and aftor supper, foot races and vari-
ous othor athletic sports were indulged in.'        '
The refreshments wero in a class by
themselves; thero was a 'great variety
and apparently an unlimited supply
Tho lady teachers and ladies' class
handled 'tlio refreshments and spared
no pains In seeing that everything was
properly looked tfifter,
As tho shades of night wore falling,
Tom -McGlddory appeared with his
heavy dray, and by dint of skilled
horsoinnnship conveyod a wonderful
load of human freight* back to town.
POR RENT—Large and Commodious
Store In Miners' Hall, will be ready
for occupancy on Sept. 1st. Apply
to T. Uphill, Secy. Miners' Union,
Pernio. Store can be let singly if
desired. 54
Classified Ads.-Gent a Word
Shirtwaist Dance August 18
You aro all going to tho danco on
tho 18th,   Most of tho now dances will
bo Introducod,   A program ot variety.
Tickets $1,00;-dancing 0.30,
LOST—Lady's Ilrooch, $5 gold ploco
mounted. Finder will'bo.'substantially .rewarded by returning- samo
to Waldorf Hotol, Pernio,'n,*O. ■*'■ 50
TENDERS Invited for the Inking ovor
and running tho Hocroalon and Pih
Hard Rooms in tho Minors* ltn|l;
Pernio, Particulars may bo obtain-
od by applying at tho Secretary'* offlco, All Tenders to bo sent In not
■lator than Aug, 2!trd, and plainly
-mnrltod "Tenders." 63
FOR SALE—50 Aylesbury ducks, 10
weeks old, $1.25 each. Also 50 pure
bred Aylesbury JDucks, 4 months old,
weighing from 5 to 7 pounds each,
selected for breeding stock,  $1.75
• each. Mrs. A., Davies, Annex Extension, Pernio..       ' ■ 45
FOR SALE—Four Roomed Houso,
plasstered, with pantry and back
kitchen. Por terms apply to Ed,
,-Morrlson, Chlpman Avenuo, Annex,
Barber for tho Coal Crook Club;
none but first class men ueod apply;
union fate of wages to bo paid. All
applications must be In by Aug. 16,
Apply W. R, Puckey, Secretary C.
C, L. & A. A„ Coal Crook,
•FOR SALE—Grand' Young Wire
Haired Fox Terrier; pure bred, parents prize winners; game little terrier,
tackle anything; 8 dollars. Fred Cox,
Coleman, '-Aftta. 40
will be paid for information that will
lead to the arrest and conviction of tho
person that Is stealing, maiming and
dropping poison baits to destroy poultry the property of Albert Davies,
Fornlo Annex Extension. 42
Left in Post Offlco box, bunch of
keys with chain' attached, Will finder
kindly, turn ln at wicket.
Furnished Light . Housekeeping
Rooms Wanted near city. .Bathroom
flat preferred; will pay up to $H0
month. Write fully Box 820, Ledger.
POR RENT—PIvo-roomod House.  Apply to W. Minton, Annex, 55
All kinds of Housohold Furniture
bought in largo or small quantities,
also gonts' cast-off clothing. Second-
hand Storo, Victoria Avonuo North.
Flvo roomed house, plastered, price',
$1150,00. Throo hundrod cash, balance
on terms, Apply W. Barton, agent
Singer Sowing Machine, City.
WANTED—airlfor gonoral house-
work,  Apply Mrs. Prod Johnson,    48
FOR SALE—0-Holo Kltchon Rango
with warming closet .ind hot wator
roRorvoir (chonp), Apply Mrs. Ire-
land, PolIattAvo., North End.       43
three lo ront; ovory convenience.
Box 91), city. 3G
POR SALE—Five-roomed Houso;
plastered and woll finlshod through,
out; splendid wator; sltuatod In ploas-
antest residential part of Wost Fornlo.
Nonr town. Por terms npply, S. L„
Box 1003, City. 3t-n.p,47
"■■■""■ ■>    1 1       1  ■■     1     1        ,¥ - ••■i*.,,.......■<<,••**»*-—■
FOR SALE—Choap, Houso of 4 rooms
on 1-2 lot, Dalton Ave., wntor and
toilet ln houso. Apply Jas. Beveridge nt house. 49-3tp
••**■■■■ a      1   in ■■mi I... 1 ^HH~ ■•■I IHW«-«-Wl ■■ MH
FOR. .KENT,.—3'.'or 4 Wnfurnlehed
rooms, good location. Apply Box
828. 50
POR SALE—Now tont 7 x 12 x 2 1-2;
1 mattress, 2 prs, blankets, 2 comforters, 2 pillows, oto; used only six
woolcs.   Apply P. 0. Box 144.    48
Block 2, Hosmor; will soil or exchange for Morrltt property, Apply
A. J. Limb, Box 81, Morrltt,       49
best ■;
I he Leader of His Jblock
2- REELS-2
An "Imp" foaturo play with a largo cast and a groat moral lesson
3. reels A' House Divided 3. reels
A mammoth "101" Jlison U. S. Civil War Production
Look out for Special Features next week
Features positively shown twice each evening:
Wo chango our pictures three times a weok but wo don't chango our prices and
quailty—Best Always
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