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Indiibtriai \.fcity is Strength.
No. 45, Vol. VI.
The Official Organ of District No. 18, U. M. W. of A.
Political Unity is Victory.
THE DISTRIOT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C, JUNE 28,1913
$1.00 A YEAR
The Situation
*i '
on the Island
OTTAWA, June "23.—Hon. T. W.
Crothers, Minister of Labor announced to the Colonist correspondent today that he expects to take a trip to
Victoria and,,Vancouver Island, leaving; about July 1, in order to make a
' first-hand inquiry into the labor troubles in the Vancouver Island coal
mines. p
The minister is not optimistic that
he will be able to settle at once the
long-drawn-out and vexatious dispute
between the miners and mine owners; but he is hopeful, by meeting per-
sonallyNthe employers and employees,
to at least set In motion machinery
that will bring to an end the difficulties. t   •
With so many conflicting stories, the
minister finds it difficult at this distance to get at tlie bottom of the facts
of the case. He has thus decided to
visit the mines and to get at first-hand
the grievances of the men and the answer of the companies, and to arrive,
by personal observation on the
ground, at the merits of the two sides
to the controversy.
Mr. Crothers will use his influence
to get the two parties together and
will likely hold a series of conferences with representatives of tho United Mine Workers and the oom-
panlnes Involved.
Mr. Crothers' present. plan is 'o
leave July lt and he will go direct to
Victoria without a stop. He will probably, be at least a week on the Is-
.ind. vHis return trip will be by way
of Crow's Nest Pass, where he will
stop off to visit the coal mines.
." Hon. J. D. Hazen, Minister of Marine and Fisheries, is also planning to
make a trip to Victoria early in July.
REALLY NOTHING TO ARBITRATE
This the Reply of the Mine-owners to
the Board of Trade Offer
While expressing appreciation of
the kindly offices of the council of tlio
-Vancouver Board—of—Trade-—to—arbitrate the differences between the
mine-owners and the mine-workers on
Vancouver Island the controlling
companies do not seem to think that
at the present Interference is necessary.
Stripped of the usual courteous introductory and closing sentences tho
main paragraphs of the reply of Mr.
W. L. Coulson, general manager of
the Canadian Colliers (Dunsmuir)
Ltd., woro as follows:
"We appreciate very much the spirit
in which your kind offer of arbitration for the settlement of the strlko
In the coal trade on Vancouver Island
is made. As all our mines nre now
and havo boon for some time in satisfactory operation we have no differences with our employees to arbitrate."
Tho gist of the reply from Thomas
It. Stockett, manager of the Western
FuoliCompnny, was:   :    '.
"So far as this company Ib con-
corned thore Ib nothing to arbitrate,
the Issue being sololy—-shall It turn Its
property ovor to tho, control and dictation of a foreign organization which
is without Btatus In Canada and not
oven amendable to Its laws, and whoso
intorests aro Inimical to tho best inter
ests of the workmen, the community
and the company. This the company
is not willing to do, nor does it consider the question one for arbitration.
For the Information of your council
and board, I may say that under this
company's policy of dealing'with its
workmen as employees there has prevailed in this community an era of
nearly eight years of industrial peace
and prosperity that has worked for
the good of all, and but for the presence of foreign, agitators who caused
the breaking of a working agrement
between qjnployer and employee (and
without permitting the employees to
have a voice in the matter) there is
every reason to believe that industrial
peace would have continued for many
years."
In his reply to the offer of arbitration, Mr. Frank Farrington, of Springfield, 111., who is here representing the
United Mine Workers of .America, in
connection with the present trouble,
says:
"Your letter of June 11, in which
you tender the services of the Vancouver Board of Trade for the purpose of trying to effect a settlement of
the differences between the mine
owners on Vancouver Island and the
United Mine Workers, is received.
Your conjecture that I am anxious to
have a settlement is correct; I am
texceding anxious that an honorable
adjustment of our differences may be
effected. I take this means of officially informing you that I shall be
very glad to have your body use its
influence ,to bring representatives of
the coal companies and the United
Mine Workers of America into a conference so that an amicable adjustment may be had and operation ot
the mines resumed." -
Word has been received ,by Mr.
James H. McVety, manager of the
Vancouver Labor Temple, from Mr.
Frank Farrington, representative of
the president of the United Mine
Workers of America, that the strike at
Taylor, Washington,  was settled  on
.Monday The_sirika_at_J:he_co_al_mine_
at Taylor had extended over eleven
months. Mr. Farrington states that
under the terms of tlie working agreement which has just been signed the
union has been given complete recognition, the operators have agreed to
pay the same wages and comply with
the same regulations as to conditions
as obtain in other, coal mines in the
state,
In view of the fact that the principal bono of contention Is the recognition of tho union in the Vancouver
Island dispute, local labor union officials are' jubilant over the recent
settlement in Taylor.
President District 18,  U.M.W. of A.
Man Electrocuted
ii
at Bellevue Mines
J. W.  Mead, Formerly of Lethbridge
Received 2300 Volts—Arm Touch-
ed the Generator
J. W. Mead, up to three months ago
an electrician at No. 3 mine, was killed in the West Canadian Colliery at
Bellevue this morning. He was cm-
ployed as an electricial engineer and
it seems his arm came in contact with
the generator.' He received 2300 volts
in his body and was instantly killed.
Tho coroner was notified and an inquest will likely bo held. Mr. Mead
was a young man about 32 years of
age and had no relatives here. Ho
has a sister, a nurse, living in Calgary. When living here he .was veil
knov.n in Y. M. C. A. athletic circles
and had quite a reputation as a runner.—Lethbridge Herald.
LABOR TROUBLE STILL
ON IN BIRMINGHAM
TERRIBLE -DISASTER
Three Persons Ground to Pieces Under Wheels of Train Going 50
Miles an Hour
J. E. SMITH, Coal Creek
Fernie, B. C, June 25th, 1913.
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To tlie Membership of District Eighteen.
Greeting,— „ „;
I desire to express my heartiest .thanks to the electorate of District 18 for the confidence they
have reposed in me, as shown by, the \ote taken on June 9th. I -wish to assure you that I shall
use m,y best endeavors to always merit this confidence, and if unremitting attention to your
affairs, and honesty of, purpose in the conducting of same, will bring success to the cause of
Labor within our ranks, any efforts on my part will not be found lacking, amid as I feel assured of
the co-operation of the membership at large, then, in my opinion, a large measure of success ought
VALLEY CITY, X. D., June 25.—
Three persons were killed by the
North Coast Limited, of the Northern
Pacific last night near Sanborn. They
are:
Miss Florence Noecker, aged 31,
Sanbornn.
Fern Anderson, aged 7, Wimbledon, N. D.
Rose Luessen, aged 5, Valley City.
They were riding in a covered buggy when the accident happened, and
their bodies were ground to pieces
under the train which struck them.
Over 40,000 Tradesmen In The Black
Country Have Been On Strike
for Some Time
LONDON, June 25.-—Labor unrest
prevails throughout the Black country, that great industrial district of
which Birmingham is tho center. Over
40,000 workers, chiefly engaged in the
tube and boiler trades, havo been out
on strike for some time for shorter
hours, higher wages and better conditions generally, and the brlckmakers
who havo similar grievances, are
threatening to, join them. Unless the
matters in dispute are speedily adjusted, all the Black country soon will
be idle. The men today are organizing marches throughout the country,
inducing workers who have not yet
struck, to join them.
Work of Men Done By Women
The tube and boiler workers complain that the system of fines and continual changing deprives them of an
unfair portion of what they have to
work hard to earn, that tlie wages are
miserably low, and conditions unbearable.
In the Vrickmaking trade a great
many girls arc engaged, and thoy
also are asking for an increase. They
want twenty-five cents more a week to
bring tlieir wages up to $2.50. For this
they work every week day from C:30
in the morning until five in the evening, and the work is so hard they de-
while it was going about 50 miles an '• clare it should be done by mfcn rather
hour.
than   women.
Dave Rees, Inlornntlonal board
member for District 18, will speak at
a demonstration of the striking miners on the Island tomorrow (Saturday.)
DISTRICT COURT HEAVY
I shall, of course, take the earliest opportunity to visit each Local, in order to become more
fully acquainted with the internal needs of our organization.
Again thanking you for your support, and hoping for a continuation of the same, I am,
•   Fraternally Yours,
: '    :::;' ' ■  JOHN E. SMITH,   ■ •
District President
Employers Try
^o~Swms'h~Uwiows'
MOO&E JAW, Juno 25.—Tho district court opened yesterday with a
record of 75 cases to bo disposed of
by His Honor Judge Ouseley. Most
of these are new actions, although
thore are 11 appoals from pollco court
sontencos,
GOVERNMENT STEPS
DOWN IN AUSTRALIA
Vice-President J, O. Jones and Secretary-Treasurer
A, J. Carter Resign
To The Officers and Members
District 18, U. M. W. of A.
Greeting:—
Vice-President Jones and Secretary-Treasurer Carter havo tendered their resignations wliich
take effect on August 1st. Your Executive Board haye therefore made the following arrangements
regarding nn election for these respectivo offices. f
Nominations arc to bo in the District office not later than 16th July, the dato for the olec-
„ tion will bo 23rd July, and the Ballots must bo returned to the,Tellers on or beforo tlio 29th of
July. You will kindly bo governed in this Election by tho provisions as sot forth in the District
and International constitution.
On behalf ai tho Executive Board,
.     . A. J. CABTEH, Sccy-Trens.
MELBOURNE Australia, Juno 25.
—Tho Austrnlla prcmlor, the Rt. Hon.
Andrew Fisher, and tlio cabinet
roalgncd today as a result of tho rocont
elections, In which tho Liberals obtained a majority of one ovor tho Labor parly In tho federal houso of re-
pronontatlyoH.
is possible, as tho Liberal majority Is
represented by ono mombor, whilo tho
parties will bo equal when a speaker
Is olpctod from tho LIboral ranks,
Hon. J, H. Cook Is Australia's Now
Premier
Ml'lLUQTIIlNR ■ Australia,. Juno 20.
—JoBoph Hume Cook, tho loader of the
Liberal party In tho Australian federal parliament, wan today commissioned by the governor-general of tho
commonwonlth, nnron Donman; to
form a now cabinet to take tho placo
of the ministry undor the premiership
of Artdiw Fisher, who resigned yesterday.
Tlio clinngo of government was
caused by the defeat of tho Labor
party, which has beon In powor slnco
1010.
Whrnlflo to Liberals Thnt l.nhnr Mens-
ures Must De Left Intact
MELBOURNE!, June 2C—AHhoush
Hon. J. H. Cook, lender of tho Liberal
party, has accepted a commission to
form n rnvprnment, tb(» personnel of
his cabinet lias not yet been announced.
It Is generally considered that fllr
John Forrest, postmnster-Kenernl In
tho last Liberal administration, Mr.
W. II. Irvlno, Sir Robert Best, ex-mln-
liter of customs, Senator Kelly will be
Included.
Labor leaders have Intimated that
their party will not assail Mr. Cook's
position as long as he does not attempt to pass legislation thst is unacceptable to the Labor party or
makes no Attempt to repeal recent
Labor lettsUUen.
The opposition will ba as itronir si
WESTERN FUEL MEN FACE
MORE INDICTMENTS
Officers of Company Must Now Meet
Charge of Conspiracy to Defraud
U, 8. Government
BAN FRANCISCO, Juno 25,—Now
Indictments wore rnturnwl by tho fed-
oral Jury yesterday against'-tlio of*
flelnln of tho Western Fuel Com-
puny who nro under flno hero. TIiobo
nninod nro John L. Howard, prosldont;
James II. Smith, vlco-prosldont; John
L. Sehmltt, treasurer; Robert Ilntcc,
and Sidney V. Smith, directors; P.
C. Miles, superintendent; W, II. Mayer, nsslsfnnt superintendent nnd Kdward J. Smith, weigher.
Tho Indictments charge conspiracy
to defraud tho government, nut. of
drawback duties on conl.
District Executive Board Meet
Tho Executive .Board of District 18"met in Fcniio on Monday and woro in session until Wednesday. Aftor tho Tellers Report wns submitted J. E. Smith was installed ns District President.
Vice-President Jones nnd Secretary Carter tendered tlieir resignations to tako effect on J si, August,
An election for thoso respective offices will bo licld on 23rd July.
TRAIN ROLLED INTO
OTTAWA RIVER
Awful Disaster Near Ottawa Today-
New Settlers Were the Victims
FELL BENEATH  WHEELS
C. P, R. Lineman  Receives Injuries
From Which He Died Later
MACLEOD, Juno 25.—G. Chick, a
lino brockott and repairing tho lines
on tho Crow's Nost Pass, was Tiding
on a flat enr loaded with telephone
polos when ho lost his bnlanco, falling
between the ears, Ono car passed
over him, amputating both legs and
one arm. The accident happened a't
8:30. The man wns hurried to MacLeod hospital, but died at 11 o'clock.
He has only been In Canada a shoit
time, havlnf -come from tho tftniei.
Ho Is about twenty years of age. Nothing Is known of his relatives. Efforts
»r» Wing made to locate Ibem, U Is
not lllt*ly that an lni}w>»t will h* h*M.
OTTAWA, Juno 25.—Shortly boforo
two o'clock HiIh afternoon, tho C, P.
11. No, 5 Winnipeg express, westbound,
wns derailed'nt a point near McKollnr
townsite, oast of Hrltnnnln. Three
conches woro wrecked on tho tracks,
while tho four otliers woro precipitated down the bank Into tho river.
Ten dond have boen found, while
mnny othors nro Injured.
Thoro was a largo number of emigrants on board tho train, arid '.ho
dead are confined to that class of passengers,
An urgent call for medical assistance was at onuu UoBimtehua io una-
vya, whilo residents la Uio Immediate
vicinity of the wreck made every effort to succor tho wounded.
The   accident   Is claimed to have
Tin/vn  firiiir,r*,i1 olOtrtv 1>v n  i1t*fftt*llvi*, fi^lt,
or by a landslide.
All tho odlcfl recovered have been
tnken from tho coaches, which rolled
Into tho Ottawa river.
Tho names of tbe dead and Injured
hare not yot boon ascertained.
Ono of the dead hns hmn Identified
as P. J, Mulvanoy, aged about 35
years."'
Nearly a score were Injured, many
of whom will probably dlo.
The1 bodies of four men, three women and a, child were taken from the
wreck np to 3 o'clock.
The death Ittt may reach flftoon.
All th-i rfinrl wore Immigrants.
RACING TO 8AVE GIRL,
MOTOR 18 WRECK; TWO DIE
Sacramento .Maiden   Took   Poison-
Men Would Save Her Killed
NEARLY 100 INJURED
WHEN TRAIN DERAILS
Four Cars of Pennoy Excursion Roll
Down' Embankment.--About
300 Aboard
ItOCIIKSTHIt, N. V., .Tunc 25.—
Nearly 100 persona woro.Injured, one
probably fatally, at 0:20 o'clock this
morning nt Cuylorvllle, threo miles
wost of OenosBuo,'When, four cars of
a Pennsylvania excursion train, taking mostly Hoohostar pooplo to Olonn,
Bradford and Hook.City, Ph., Jumped
tho track nt a curve.
Hoy Ash, of 470 Alexander street,
ItochoHtor, In MM expected to livo, haying boon badly crushed. Ho In rtt tlio
Craig Colony nt Sonyon, whoro flight
nf tlm rnrirt* cnrl-wlv hurt w/»re tnke-n
for treatment.
A broken truck bolt on tho tender
of the engine Is ascribed as the cause
of Iho accident by iho trainmen. Only
tho fact that tho train was making but
twonty-flvo miles nn hour and tho
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accident kept the denth list from being
large.
News of the wreck wns sont to
Rochester and OInnn, nnd relief trains
woro hurried from both placos. First
reports were greatly exaggerated, hut
physician* found thoir hnmln full
dressing cuts, bruises and setting
broken bono*.
For n tlmo the scene of the wreck
looked like a battlefield. A caboose
was fitted up and tho more seriously
hurt wero rushed to Bonyen, eleven
miles away.
With thc exception of Ash reports!   Don't forget tho "Vets." lonrort-
frow the ho.';i^al nay all wilt rccavar. Dou't totm*. U» purpoats.
HAOHAMMNTO, Cal,, Juno 20.—
Racing for a hospital to savo a young
woman who Iuul -swallowed poIhoii
with suicidal Intent, nn autotnobllo
owned hy Cuy li Poarco, of this city,
wns wrecked.
Pearca wiih Instantly killed.
MIhh Vera llroiinoii, who lind taken
tho poison, wiih fatally mangled.
Herbert Woodall, tho olinuffeur,
probably will succumb to hln .Injuries..
Tlio party hnd boon intending a ball
nt Suburban Point, Miss Jlronnon,
nefunted bv lenlousv, filtrnnnfcd trt end
her lifo and I'enrco volunteered to
hurry lliu uncuuuvious young woman
to. a hospital here,
While going at hlp,h spoed, thc car
struck soft earth nt tho fljdo of tho
road  and turned  over threo  times,
t*t''i**nfi    ivfi'i   ,*}    .Tv,''.'. -'y,*,'''.   V,"-?:,'*' "''
man.
CHICAGO, June 24.—Twenty-five
thousand t,o 30,000 building workers
were locked out here today In pursuance of tho expressed determination of
,the Building Trades Employers' Association to break unionism in Chicago
and the city faces tho most serious
building strike since 1900.
Whon thoy reported for work this
morning moro than 20,000 workmen
employed on $30,000,000 of new buildings throughout tho city, wero told
that they wore no longer needed and
wero pnid off. Practically every bit
of construction work ln tho city ls
suspended and tho thousands of Idle
men throng tho union headquarters,
where their leaders aro laying plans
for what promises to bo n fight to tho
death between unionism and tho "opon
shop/'
Construction of many skyscrapers
has boon stopped by the strike, among
them tho $300,000 Conway building, tho
Continental and Commercial National
Bank, and two big additions * to* tho
Marshall-Field department store,
Will Starve Them Out
Besides tho 20,000 workmen dismissed, from 10,000 to 25,000 other
workmen will bo affected by tho or -
forced Idleness In structural work.
Tho lockout affects more men th<iu
any other Htrlko or lockout lri the
city's history.
Tho ..employers' association today
declnros freely tliat their plan Is td
"starve out" the union men, Thoy will
not attempt to employ non-union mon,'
but will allow provorty nnd hunger to
right for them In tho' struggle,.
"Wo nro In ir hotter position b wait
than tlio men," Hald Secretary Cr.r.g
of tho employers' association today,
If tho building trades council does not
Rottlo tho trouble we will not, allow a
single .man to work, Our members aro
undor bond lo keep their contrnct with
tho iiHHoclntlon nnd If any locked out
union men nro omployod, tho contractor I'tnploylim them will forfeit IiIh
bund,"
Precipitated by Strike
The action of tho marble workers'on
tlio Coiitlnoiitnl t'oniriicivlit! National
Hank building In (ptittlug lineuuso tho
Th*nmpKnn.Stnri'fitt''f'oinpniiy, tlm run.
tractors on thn hulldlnir. pe'rmlHfd
non-union men to work .on unolhor
Job, precipitated the big lockout,
The uiiIoiih j-CKtcrduy nnd today
mndo no attempt.to stop tint lockout,
and It. H. Hnnlon, snerntnry of tho
Ilulldlng Trades Council, says  thnt
w* t.tklit...... lii*    t.i    ,'. t.,,.. t f'-t    t.lt     .1    iirutt
fljfVt. Vo rytrn •ifil,."f» Kcf'-MiM^n*.
nro bolng tnken, ns-Chief McWeeny
oxpnet no Horlous disorder.
Officers of tlio CarpenterH" and
Jlullders' Association, tho Master
Plumbers' Association and tlie M.w.uh
am)    Huilders'    Associnuun,    an
up the construction work of the nation.
"All that is necessary is just thra
word from Chicago," said O'Donnell,
"I havo heard from thc leading unions, and they have offered co-operation. They feel, as we do, that we
havo been badly treated. If the word
goes out work will stop from San
Francisco to Maine.
"We are hesitating here. Tying up
so much work would cripple the country. We will hold out until tho last
minute before taking such drastic
action,"
GOMPERS GETS APPEAL
United States Court In   Buck   Stove
Case Gives Labor Leaders Another
Chance In Contempt Proceedings
WASHINGTON, Juno 21.—Tho
threo officials were hold In contempt
by tho Supremo Court of. tlio .District
of Columbia for violating nn Injunction against tho Jluck Stove and
Range Company. Tho court sentenced Mr. Gompers to a year In gaol, Mitchell to nine months and Morrison to .
six months. Tho Supremo Court of
tho United States Bet nslilo nil tho
sentences because the contempt proceeding wns brought In tlio namn of
tho hIovo company, ; Thereupon tho
District Supremo, Court appointed a
commission to bring contempt pro-
ccedlngH In the namo of tlie court,
ENGINEER 18 DROWNED
VICTORIA, R C., Juno 25,--)lobort
B, llnoburn, steam engliiwr, was
drowned In Cowichan Lake on Sunday while swlmmlni:. He wn<t f.iken
with cramps and sank beforo rescuers
could ronrli him.
ENGINE   STARTS   AT   BOY'S
TOUCH; KILLS TWO MEN
Duffnlo Lad Pulled Throttle nnd Jur"\
—Met 8econd Enolno In. Yards'   \
IU!l'VALO,"N. V., June 21- A hiiiiiII
jhoy went Into the Now York fontrnl
llnllrond roiindhouHo here hint night
and climbed Into the .cub of nn .-mkIiio,
He pulled open the th rot thi nnd an Ihe
engine Blurted forward lm Jumped.
The loi oimitlvi,! ran ,wild..through llu*
yards fit* n speed of ir. miles an hour
and had .covered lli|-cc*i|iiiii'ti-r>v of n
mlln before it (tuhIhmI IunhI-oji into*a
freight train, running lh' Ihe oppnnlto
dire-lion, The two engine* nu*: ,\vlt|i
terrific force. KnglJi-rv-r Fi'e.l I.iiilcld-
WiiH alimmt iiiht.intly killml nnd llie
fireman, William Froelich,Mim ho badly hurt that he died a -''Jiiort time
Inter.,  .
Hoth cngliieH were badly dumaged
and ninny ears wero wrecked.
GENERAL  r*TP!l<r  M/,V DC
CALLED IN KANSAS CITV
KANSAS  CITV,   Mo„  .Iillifl   21.—A
general strlko of all unions connected
with  the  ImlMMtrlal •council  mny  he
called hero noxt Krnlay,   llemln of nl)
which called tho lockout, assured the] the unions In KniinnH City will meet  ]
Keep your face always toward tho
sunshine and the shadows will aK.iys
fall behind you.
union men today that they would not
participate,
Only  Word Needed to Cause General
Strike
OIHCAOO, June 'jr.,—ThrimU of n
coaBt-to-coait strike In sympathy with
the    Chicago union  men locked *>.\l
by tbo Jlulldlng Construction Kmploy-
ers* Association. w«* m»d« today by
8lmon O'Donnell, prosldont   of   the
ftulldlng Trades Council.   According
to O'Donn-fcll,   union   men   In   cl»l<>*
(throughout the country nro awaiting
jhU word to drop their ttmln and tie
nan Wednesday evening to vote on
the refpiont. of the building trade council that ii general strike bn cnlled. If
the vote carries action wilt bo taken
Friday night nnd i.i-.tifln mnn, comprls-
inc. ihe i!7 ionii* here, will wtoji work
within (he next two weeks.
Carpenters' wagon on (lovernmont
Hfitw went up to 1.1, then down to 12,
then buck to 4S again with Block Kx-
change* rapidity. Sir Janifts finds It
ejiiicr tn pteane bevth parties with
palaver than with a definite wage decl»
■ptnn,—Toronto *fl)nbo. PAGE TWO
THE DISTRIOT LEDGER, FERNIE,  B. C, JUNE 28,1913
Maratine's Clashes Bring
West Virginia Probe to
Speedy Ending
Senatorial Committee to Finish Work
at Capital.—Chief Guard Talks.—
Tries to Place Blame for Violence on
the Striking Miners.
CHARLESTON, W. Va., June 21.—
The Senate probe of the West Virginia mine strike and the civil war
conditions that have existed in the
Paint and Cabin Creek regions for
more than a year will be transferred
to Washington. The three members
of the sub-committee, Senators Swanson, Kenyon and Martine, left here
tonight^ and the inquiry will be completed in the capital.
The near-fist fight between Senator
Martine, Operator Quinn Morton and
the attorneys for the operators is
chiefly responsible, because if it had
not occurred at least one member of
the committee would have been authorized to remain hero nud gather
up loose ends of needed evidence.
An all-day session was held today,
the operators culling leading mine
owners and superintendents of all of
the mines in the regions affected to
testify, and all united in admitting
that the attempt to unionize the region was the real source of the war.
All defended (lie mine guard system,
Insisted that the strikers wero the
first to arm, and generally tried to
place the blame on the workers.
The operators, who have not found
much to please them in the Investigation plan to make the Martine attitude one of their strong points.
When the hearing is resumed 'in
Washington they intend to introduce
written statements by the New Jersey Senator and oral declarations
made by him assailing them, and
then demand that the full Senate Committee recognize that one of the subcommittee, supposedly Impartial, emphatically condemned the mine owners before any evidence in their favor
had been introduced. This development is causing real concern to the
other members of the sub-committee
here.
Martine  Promised to Be Quiet
Senator Kenyon would liave withdrawn from yesterday's hearing entirely if Martine had not promised to
ask no more questions, but to permit
the inquiry to go along in an orderly
manner. The whole proposition, it is
expected, will be the subject of a conference by the entire committee as
soon as the sub-committee gets back
to Washington.
Walter' Belk, in charge of the Baldwin-Feltz sluggers and gunmen on
Paint Creek described the attack of
the miners on Mucklow on May 29,
1012. It began'from the hills, he Bald,
and after it was over it developed that
the miners had held their position
~hidden~in~the~woods"^n"^igirt7"TlTey
had cut down trees, he swore, in order
to get the uninterrupted, range of
the sleeping quarters of the guards.
After the shooting, he said, they imported^ gatling gun and built a steel
fort. The next attack came on June
5 at Wankoma, he said but this time
the guards were ready and killed one,
and wounded another. He described
the general nature of the duties of the
guards and said they ' were picked
men of high courage and molested no
one who did not first attack them.
He denied the story told to the committee by Mrs. Sevilla that she^iiad
been brutally assaulted by mine
guards. Senator Kenyon examined
him at length as to the general plan
of the Baldwin-Feltz guard system
and the general conduct of guards in
the strike zone.
Belk Doesn't Know
Belk was asked point blank by an
attorney for the union:
"Isn't it true that fifteen'or twenty
armed men, connected with your
agency, have been vn this room
throughout this investigation?':
"I couldn't say as to that," answered Belk.
"Don't you know that your men
have been hired to shadow gentlemen
connected with the investigation?"
"I could not say as to that because
that is not my line of work."
This precipitated an argument between counsel, In which an attorney
tor the operators denied vigorously
tliat detectives had been hired by the
operators to shadow men connected
with  the  investigation.
John A. Greene, superintendent of
the Mucklow mine of the Paint Creek
Collieries Company, when the strike
broke out, was tho first witness.
lie said that guards were not placed
on Paint Creek until men' not work
had been interfered with by the strikers. When the guards arrived they
were not armedt but after .fifty or
seventy-five strikers, carrying guns,
had made a demonstration, he said,
the guards were increased and armed.
He declared that the conduct of
the guards was not the cause of the
various outbreaks of violence.
A strike in the newly organized
New River field, followed by a walkout in the Kanawha field, where a
strike of a year's duration was recently settled, was the prediction today of delegates gathered at Hack-
ley for the first meeting of the new
district, No. 29t which embraces the
Now River field. The miners in the
New River section have been showing a spirit of restlessness for some
time, and officials of tbe local union
openly admit .that there is little hope
of averting a strike. ' The Kanawha
field is awaiting_ action of the New
RiverTIstrict and will probably act
in a similar manner.
LOOK LIKE MORGAN
WAS DOUBLE-CROSSED
NEW YORK, N. Y., June 24.—Robt.
Bacon, former Ambassador to France,
and member of the firm of J. P.
Morgan & Co., was on the witness
stand today in the-case of the United
States against the United States
Steel Corporation, and corroborated
generallj^ the testimony previously
given by Judge Gary, the president
of the corporation. He stated that
in the financing of the corporation,
Mr. Morgan had positively refused to
have any part in the transaction until convinced that the objects of the
corporation was not to establish a
monopoly or to restrict competition,
but was intended to reduce fhe cost
of production by the introduction of
more economical methods.
Genesis of Coke
Manufacture
GEORGE AND ISAACS
ADMIT THEIR "MISTAKE"
LONDON, June ?■».—Sir Rufus
Isaacs, speaking in the House, of
Commons this afternoon, said that
ho now thought the course he and
Lloyd George pursued at the time of
the Marconi debate last October,
when they denied any connection
with the English Marconi Company,
was a mistake and ill-advised.
Lloyd George declared that he and
Isaacs wished to conceal nothing, but
thought It best last October to reserve
the details of their Marconi deals for
the investigating committee. He admitted that their course probably was
a mistaken one.
Sir Rufus accepted responsibility
for the transaction and said that
whatever blame there was to bo attached in the matter should fall upon him and not upon thc Chancellor,
Lloyd George, or Baron .Murray of Eli-
bank, formerly chief Liberal whip.
„ There was au admitted crisis for
the government when the debate began of the Marconi report. George
Cave, Unionist, opened the proceedings by moving a resolution regretting that Sir Rufus Isaacs, Attorney
General, and David Lloyd George,
Chancellor of the Exchequer, dealt in'
the -American Marconi shares and
criticizing their lack of frankness in
telling about it. The resolution imputed no corruption to the Cabinet
Ministers.
RETAIL CLERKS OF CALGARY
ARE SHOWING GREAT ACTIVITY
The retail clerks of the city seem to
be' intent on showing that they are
very much alive. The latest project
is an open-air mass meeting which
.they are .holding dn Monday evening
in Victoria park with a view to impressing the public with the aims of
the Retail Clerks' association. The
principal ranks of the "platform are
better regulation of hours and a weekly half-holiday. These matters will be
discussed, the speakers being selected from among themselves, but any^
■one~inrer"esTe"d~is~iirvit¥d~t^~aB'dresf
the meeting.
By John Coyne
The well-known bee-hive type of
coke oven was invented about the middle of the sixteenth century. While
no improvement has been made on it
to the present time to better the results obtained—an average of 40 per
cent bf the material operated on being commercially lost—still the quality of product proves the bee-hive to
be the most efficient type of oven in
use today.
About the. end of the seventeenth
century—1792—the so-called by-product furnace was invented by William
Murdock and Samuel Claig, both at
the time employes of Bolton & Watt,
pioneer inventors and manufacturers of engines, and was erected in
Liverpool street, Birmingham, England, where it was used commercially
for many years and the ruins of
which I have myself seen.
This furnace was of D-shaped section, ten to twelve feet long and 'surrounded by an outer casing or shell,
the space between the casing and the
enclosed furnace being-used as a flue
to heat the furnace, and coking or
carbonizing its contents. In some instances charging and discharging
were conducted from ono end only,
while in other cases it was charged
at one end and discharged at the
other.
The gases and other volatile products were drawn from the charging
end thorough an uptake pipe, which
terminated in a goose-neck, the outlet of which entered a hydraulic
main, where the tar, gases sulphate
of ammonia and other compounds
were separated for commercial use.
This type has been varied in its
proportions and in some minor details of construction, but the results
obtained are no better than the original practice, as an amount of fuel
equal tq 25 per cent of the charge is
used to heat the enclosed tube in order to properly carbonize or char
its contents, and an additional loss
of about 15 per cent of the coke occurs from oxidization when exposed
to the atmosphere and during the
quenching period.
In the modern improvement now
under construction no fuel is needed
to heat the furnace and there is no
loss of'material operated on, while
the labor and expense incurred in
charging and'discharging-is reduced
to a minimum, the work being done
automatically in less than one minute's time.
This improved type of oven is never
cooled during the period of its Operation, and the resultant coke will not
show the five* to eight per cent of
,nioistur-3,oJ)_taining_under--pressnUcon-
ditions.
Any degree of strength or porosity
of the coke can be previously deter-
niined) and any quality of bituminous coal containing 15 per cent and
upwards of volatile matter can be successfully coked—a result impossible
with any furnace or -process now in
use.
This new type of carbonizing furnace is portable; It can be readily dismantled and removea to new location
something impossible with the existing types of furnace. a
A§ a careful estimate shows that
this new type of furnace would have
saved the manufacturers' of Western'
Pennsylvania alone about $60,000,000
on their 1912 production, its advantages and commercial possibilities are
self-evident.—Coal Coke Operator and
Fuel Magazine.
Train Bandits Battle   *
Police; leave-Fortune
Two Masked Men Hold Up I. C. Diamond'Special—^Dynamite a Safe-
Knew How to Run'" Engine to
Safety.
CONVENTION OF BROTHERHOOD
LOCOMOTIVE  ENGINEERS
Through the efforts of the local
lodge of the organization and the In;
dustrlal Bureau the largest convention ever held ln the west is coming
to Calgary for its session of 1914.
The next convention of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers, an international organization,
will be held in Calgary. The news
was brought to Calgary yesterday by.
Engineer William Crowe, Calgary delegate, who has just returned ,to ■ his
home from'the Washington convention
of his organization.
It is estimated that fully 5,000 delegates will attend this convention. It
will be made up of delegation from all
portions of Canada, the United
States, and Mexico. With the delegates will come several thousand men
who are interested in the organization. ,
It will be the biggest convention of
any kind that was ever held in Western Canada. It will convent August
3, 1914, and thc session will continue
for a week.
SPRING-FIELD, 111., June 24—Two
masked bandits . held up the Illinois
Central Diamond Special en route to
Chicago from St. Louis, ten miles
south of here early ■ this morning,
fought a pitched battle with a posse
of Deputy Sheriffs and'city policemen from Springfield, who came
upon them while dynamiting the safe
in the express car, and escaped after
themselves running the engine to a
point near the city limits of Springfield. ,
The train was brought to Springfield early today and ah examination
of the express car showed tho bandits
obtained nothing ot value, the explosion of dynamite having failed to
open the through' safe which contained ?25,000.
V
Capital Pattf Up
$3,000,000. .
Reserve"
.     $3,790,000.
Total Asset*
Over.- ,
$48,000,000.
WELSH BILL GETS .    •
SECOND  READING
LONDON, June 24.—The Welsh
disestablishment bill passed its second reading in the House of Commons
this evening by a vote of 357 to 258.
The bill was passed by the House
of Commons last February, but subsequently was rejected by the House
of Lords, its fate being identical with
that of the home rule bill.
IF YOU DONT
Receive The Ledger don't blame us.
Watch the date of the expiration of
your_subser{ption-wh!ch-!s-pr!ntcd-on
the same label containing your address.
Line Up "Cop" and Reporter
In addition to fighting a pitched
battle with tho officers the bandits
captured a policeman and a newspaper reporter and lined them yp beside
the express car with the messenger
and curious passengers who came
from the coaches of the train to ascertain the cause of the stop. No one
was injured by the shots as far as
known.
The engine and express car were
cut off from the rest of the train by
the train' crew at the point of revolvers. Conductor McWlllIams on seeing the engine and express car pulling away from the train started to investigate. A little further down the
tracks towards the city he heard an
explosion he hastened to the home of 1
a farmer and sent the warning to this I
city. Sheriff Mester ,and Chief of Police Underwood soon had officers
scouring the country. '
Bandit a Real Engineer
A switch engine in charge of General Superintendent^ A. E. Cliff, of
Clinton, left this city about 2 o'clock
and on reaching Twentieth and Laurel streets came up to the engine and
express car of the passenger train.
The switch engine returned to the
city and the passenger engine was
sent back to Glenarm for the train.
Engineer Shell reported A at following the battle between the robbers
and posse the bandits took possession
of his locomotive and ran it, making
him sit quitely upon his box. One of
the men performed the duties of fireman, while the other acted as engineer. The bandit handled the .locomotive using the reverse lever,
-thi'ottle-arid~air"brakes"in~the"~sanTe
manner as any engineer would have
handled it.
BANK Of
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The Saving Habit
TIT ANY people who are
x earning less than you,
and whose necessary expenses exceed yours, have
been saving for years and
now have snug and comfortable*1 bank accounts.
Systematic saving was the
foundation, of many a
large fortune.
It Is a habit that is
easily acquired, affording-
more satisfaction and offering 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.
M. J.
Manager,
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Fernie   Branch
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and Sale Stables-
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AS reserved this space for a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Next Week. Don't forget;
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C, JUNE 28,1913
A
Busy
Day at
McLean's
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DRUGS,
PATENT
MEDICINES,,
STATIONERY,
GRAMAPHONES
RECORDS,
FISHING
TACKLE,
CAMERAS,
ETC., ETC.
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Insurance
Loans   -
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on your Fire, Life, and Stock Insurance.    Consult us before deciding.
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All   Varieties  of
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BUILDERS, SUPPLIES
SASH AND DOORS
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VICTORIA AVE.,   - FERNIE, B. C.
Fernie Athletic Association
o
Dominion Day
Celebration
i
Will be held In the
NEW CITY PARK, FERNIE
JULY
1st, 1913
PROGRAMME
1—10.00   Parade of School Children to C. N. P. Co. Grounds.
2—10.30 School Children's Eaces, open to all school children in thc
Pass, on Coal Co. lawn, $50 in prizes.
3—11:00 to 12:00 Football, lst round, 30 minutes each way, 3 teams
to compete to earn 2nd prize, 1st prize $100, second prize
$50.
4—12:00 to 1:00 Baseball, lst round?5 innings, 3 teams to compete
to earn 2nd prize, lst prize $100, 2nd $50.
5—2:00 Final round Football.
6-3:00 Final round Baseball.
7—2:30 100 Yard Race, open, lst prize $15, second $10.
~-8^3:00~Hurdle=Kacerl20TardsroFeirl5rim^$l"5r2rd=$T0r
9—3:20 Fat Man's Race, 50 yards, lst prize $10, 2nd $5.
10—3:40 Ladies' Race, 50 yards, 1st prize $10, 2nd $5.
11—4:00 High Jump, open, lst prize $10, 2nd $5.
12—4:20   Hundred Yard Dash, open to all miners in District Eighteen, lst prize $15, 2nd $10.
13—4:40   Broad Jump (running), open, 1st prize $10, second $5.
14—5:00   Hop Step and Jump, open, 1st prize $10, second $5.
15— Tennis Tournament, for particulars apply to Sherwood
Ilerchmer, Secretary Tennis Club; prizes, doubles, two
racquets; singles, 1 racquet.
10—5:30   220 Yard Race, open, 1st $10, second $5.
Following Events in the Evening on Victoria Avenue:
17—7:00   Quarter Mile Foot Race, open, 1st $10, second $5,
18—7 -.20   Bicycle Race, half mile, 1st $10, second $5.
19—7:40   Motorcycle Race, hnlf mile, 1st $15, second $10.
20—8:00   Pony Race, under 14 hands, best two out of three heats,
open, one-quarter Mile Race, 1st $20, second $10.
21—8:30   Horse Race, opon, one-hall! Mile Race, 1st $25, second $10.
22—8:50   Tug of War, 7 men ii side, prize $05.,
23—10:30 Boxing Contest,'fifteen' rounds in Fernie Arena, Alfred
Alexander vs. J. I'ioln, and good preliminaries, see
papers for particulars.
ENTRY FEES: Football and Baseball, 5 per cent, to be deducted
from prize money, entries fo be with secretary by Juno 2lith. All
other entries with fees to bo in hands of secretary one hour before
pvont. Jlorso ruecs, $1 each entry. All other races 50 (Mints ouch
entry.   Tug of War, eiieli team $3.
All members of Baseball tenuis must lie bona fide residents of locality of entering club for u period of 10 days prior lo .July 1st.
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B, C, JUNE 28,1913
%X\x% lEtaarin i§oid
J. L. GATES, Proprietor
Thc leading Cotr.mcrcial -ami
Tourist Hotel in Fernie; centrally located one block from
C. V. U Depot. Telephones,
hot and cold baths; sample
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.unequalled.
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With Bath $3.00 per Day
ESTABLISHED 1901
Mine Rescue Work in Canada
Speaking generally, records are something- thai
a nation may be proud of, reflecting upon the.enterprise, courage and endurance (/£ hor people, and
Canada, although one of the youngest nations, has
many record achievements in which she surpasses
other nations considerably older, lint she has ono
record of which her people are not proud, and this
—the highest dealh rate per 1000 among her coal
miners as compared with any other country.
"While it is difficult to apportion the blame for
this stale of affairs, there arc many reasons !o
wliich this can lie attributed, and Uie first is, no
legislation for the safeguarding and protection of
the lives of workmen. The low dealh rale in all
European coal producing countries has been due.
in no small measure to the introduction of such
protective measure as have now been adopted by
ri=
also for the purpose of training the holders of certificates of competency under this act in the use of
mine rescue apparatus as mayJae-approved by.-"the
.Minister of .Mines; and it shall be incumbent/ou
the Owner, agent, or'manager of every operating
mine, to have all certified officials who.ave physically fit. and not less than three per cent, of such number as llie Chief Inspector of .Mines may deem sufficient, of the workmen, trained in the use of such
established mine-rescue apparatus:
"Provided lhat in case of emergency such stations shall be available for the use of any trained!
corps of mine rescuers, duly (jiialified medical prac
litioners, or corps trained in the work of first ail
lo the injured, subject, always, lo llie order of an
Inspector of Mines.''.
®jjV Walinrf -
Mrs. S. JENNINGS, Prop.
Mr. L.   A.   MILLS, Mgr.
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doubt, the absence until recently of any adequate,
the Dominion. The provinces of Nova Scotia. Alberta and British Columbia have now mine rescue
stations and rescue trains at all the principal milling towns, but. as il is our intention to deal with
Fernie only in this number, wc have decided to
leave the description ol: the rescue train to some,
future date, when Ave hope to reproduce, photographs of the train, its equipment and crew.
The awful loss of life at Courrieres, France, on
March 10, 190(5, where more than 3,100 men and
boys were killed and the fact that thirteen men
-W-ar.cJL'cscued_alltciJicing_entoinUedJjL-tlie_niJjieJ!Qr.
20 days, and one after1 a. lapse ol: 25 clays, demonstrated the necessity of having trained rescue men
and apparatus continuously on hand af Ihe mine
ready in just such an emergency, so that the miners
who escape death or serious injury I'roin the explosion, and who may ho protected from the carbon monoxide or afterdamp,may be saved, In tlie
case, of the Courricrs disaster the largest number
of deaths was due, not to the force of th,e explosion, but to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Frank llaecsirl, one of the (Jourrioivs survivors,
and one who we believe was imprisoned for 20 days,
is now working at Coal Creek.
THE FERNIE STATION
Aa it is our intention to write a brief description of thc Fernie station, outlining the very meritorious work that is being done there, it may be as
well to cnume'rale the various apparatus and equipment that have been installed.
The station is in charge of one of the most'capable and practical mining men in the Crow—Geo.
O'Brien—and we arc largely indebted to his
courtesy and kindness in being able to produce
this article. Mr. O'Brien, as pit.boss at Coal Crcjk
for some 10 years, has acquired a real practical
JmQwJedge_of_coaLjnining,-minG_ga,ses,_etc.._whicli-
conple with a scientific knowledge of mining generally, eminenty fits him for the position of instructor ut this important station.
The Equipment
(1 sets of: two-hour, 1011 model, Drnger apparatus,
inoiilhpieeo type.
2 sets of half-hour apparatus, mouthpiece type.
1 l'ulmotor (Draeger.)
,1 'Work stretcher.
1 Oxygen stretcher (for carrying injured man
llirough gaseous zone.)
2-1 Oxygen tanks; each 100 cubic feet capacity,
1 Oxygen pump.
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80ME OF THE HOSMER M INE OFFICIALS TAKE COURSE
The Fertile, Jeweler and Optician
Tlin (lisnslei' at Hellenic, Alia., in December.
1!)|0. is k| ill fresh in the uiiiidH of our readers, and
it wiih on Ihis m.ciiNion that those interested in the
coal mining induslry were introduced do the practicability of mine .rescue apparatus, and the men
who rushed lo the rescue were iii.slriimeiiliil In
Miiving Nome 1T> lives, If was also eletirly denioii.
Nli\itcil lhat tin i.iliiiinle knowlulge nl' the ii,i-
pimiliiN by specially trained men wns it coiuliiiou
indispensable to Ihis work, nnd lir il said Hint I let
oi'K'iiir i|!i| t\i\\ im i*nili""*''ded    Thn i'i\*\A' \\ bii. * !!("„'"!
liiiinn Aet oI'Vi* C, I'll*! innVi>« the ft. Win-? junvi
stuns IV rescue apparatus til mines as follows
"There ishsdl he established by the owner, aj,'iiit
or niiinnger of every colliery such number of oxy-
oim linbtietM or wonie form of iniite-veo-iie n11<>*i>• ■ 11 ii■■■
.in mny be approved by Ihe .Minister of Mines,
''Much mine rescue apparatus shall be conslaully
iiiiiiiitaiucd in nn efficient nud workable condition
and nIiiiII in all cases be so stored or placed in or
about llie mine us fo always be available for lite
mediate use.
•'Tin1 Lieiiteiinnl (loveruor iu -•mm.-il may IV,y,
time tp lime ef-ilnblwli ntinc-rcHi'iie sta!inns for tie*
purpose of supplementing in ease of nnd. Ihe roi-
liery installations of mtpe-res.-in' apparatus, and
II I'llcetric safely hand lamps (Drtieger.)
.., I* W'ngucr electric ..reel il'iei'i for.; recharging colls,
11 Tnniks'Tnr li'iiiispnrliiig appiirtitus,
Also n slock at about „10(i() regeiii'i'tilin^ curt-
ridges, *
Aboiil !W men have been put llirough the course
lo date, mid MS certificates granted, The cost per
uitili lo the govcrniiioul averaging nboiif '//■oil, Ahoul
ten days, working 2 hours per day, will pn! u man
through tbe course.
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,sl*)l|'3jtir  d}i*.\!dr,   #eJ.*e)vdei)   by   un\)li.i   a}'  •MtJpJjttr
und Hiiwdiisl, and tis the writer wiih permitted t.t
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their stomachs are weak - and their
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BERLIN MEDIC1AL MEN
OPPOSE DR. FREIDMANN
He Had Only One Defendant.at Last
Meeting of Berlin Medical Society
'    —Hot Criticism Uttered
BERLIN, June 25.—The last meeting of the Berlin Medical Society
showed that the drift of opinion of
Berlin physicians was strongly against
Dr. Friedrich F. Friedmann, the Berlin physician who claims he has discovered a cure for tuberculosis. Professor Max Westenhoefer of the University, of Berlin reported that a post
mortem examination . of one of Dr.
Freldmann's patients, who had been
young and strong, showed a marked
acceleration of the tubercular process
after treatment. Although Dr. Friedmann had assured a cure, he failed
to show any progress ander the treatment.
- Fran Itabinowitsuh, professor of
bacteriology, said that the Freidmann
cultures apparently were made in cold
blood;- which experience had shown
does not give a harmless product.
Prof. Max Wolff, of the University
of Berlin, who had examined patients
treated by' Dr. Freidmann, reported
that he had found no Improvement.
Prof., Ludwig Schlelch, who .has
been representing Dr. Freidmann during ' the latter's absence • from Berlin, was alone in > defending him. He
declared / that undoubted cures had
occurred, and announced on behalf of
Dr.' Freidmann that the vaccine would
be placed at the disposal of physicians after the doctor's return.
One of the members asked the society to pass a vote of want of-confidence in Dr. Freidmann, hut a vote
was not taken.
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Arthur Pelkey Acquitted
Judge  Declared  Bout Was   a    Prize
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OFFICERS:
Hon. Presidents: W. R. WILSON and MAYOR GATES
President, H. W. HERCIIMER" Vice-President, J. P. LOWE
Treasurer, J. F. MACDONALD Asst. Secretary, J P. LOWE
EXECUTIVE:
D. M.McDOUGALL II. C. SMITH
S. GRAHAM    - REY. WM. WALTON
J. L. McINTYRE T. WIIELAN
T. P. WALLACE C. CLARIDGE
SECRETARY OF BASEBALL AND FOOTBALL COMMITTEE:
' CHARLES. CLARIDGE       '
JUDGES:
T. UPHILL II. J. JOHNSON
J. SHANKS P. C. DUBOIS
ED. STEWART
(Blue Rosette)
STARTERS:
GRANT DOWLING G. O'BRIEN
G. P. JOHNSON Chief of Police MINTY      .     *
(Red and White Rosette)
MARSHAL:
Chief of Police MINTY (White Rosette) mounted
GROUNDSMEN:
CHARLES CLARIDGE Fire Chief McDOUGALL
(Orange Rosette)
REFEREE (Football): UMPIRE (Baseball):
J.WILSON     , ' M. A. KASTNER 0.
REFEREE (Boxing Contest):
MANAGING COMMITTEE
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PRESIDENT:
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SECRETARY:
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11:00 to 12:00   lst Round Football.
12:00 to 1:30   lst Game Baseball. ■
1:30 to 300   2nd Game Baseball.
3:00 to 4:00   Final of Football. ,
4:00 to 5:20   3rd Round Baseball.
5:30 to Final Baseball.
Team drawingbye in first round of baseball must play in second
round; team sccurng second bye Avill play final.
.- CALGARY, June 21.—Arthur J. Pel-
key, charged with manslaughter in
connection with the death of Luther
■McCarty, was adjudged not guilty,
the jury returning a' verdict after an
hour's deliberation. There was a ripple of applause in the court room
when the verdict was announced.
The case was tried before Chief
Justice Harvey, and his lordship defined for the first time what constitutes a prize fight in the Dominion of
Canada. He held that an encounter
with fists, pieviously arranged for a
prize, was a prize fight, and not .per-
missable. His definition of the statute as it stands, puts an end to all
boxing contests in the Dominion,
where the authorities arc inclined to
interfere.
The verdict of the jury was to the
effect that the contest was a prize
fight, but the jury held against the
belief that Pelkey had inflicted the
blow which dislocated the neck of his
antagonist. The jury by its verdict
memorializes the provincial legislature
to pass a law defining specifically
what constitutes a prize fight and prohibiting the 'staging of such contests
in Alberta in the future.
His lordship objected to the jury's
recommendation, asserting that his
definition of the law, and the decision
of the jury established a precedent
and made further legislation unnecessary.
His. lordship also informed' Pelkey
that had the jury adjudged him
guilty he would have imposed no sentence on him, as the case was more
to test the law than to fix the guilt
of the defendant.
GIRLS  LEFT TO DROWN;
MEN  SWAM   TO, LAND
BANFF, Alta., June 24.—Eva Hal-
lens and Lily Sutherland, each . 25
years of age, employed at the Banff
Springs Hotel, were drowned late yesterday afternoon, when a raft on which
they were standing careened over
Spray Falls. The two girls and five
male employees of the hotel wero
standing on the raft, which' was tied,
to the embankment at the confluence
of the Bow and Spray Rivers. The
fastenings broke and the raft rushed
out into the swirling waters of midstream. Four of the men, whoso
names cannot be learned, sprang overboard and-swam for the shore, leaving
the women to their fate. The fifth
man made frantic efforts to run the "
raft, to safety, but failed. He was
later rescued in an exhausted condition.
THEY DON'T WANT
HANGMAN AROUND
XEW WESTMINISTER, June 23.—
Objection has been taken by many
people to the fact that Ellis, the official hangman, is temporarily cm-
ployed as a doorkeeper of the courtroom in which murder trials'are being held. Parties connected with
cases appear to regard his presence as
a sinister torboding of the outcome of
the trial.
In an undefended divorce , action
heard by Mr. Justice Morrison in tho
the supreme court on Friday. William
George Barclay, merchant of Fernie,
was granted a decree absolute against
his wife, Ada, and given custody of
the two children of the marriage,'
which was solemnized in 1906. Harrison Dollard, of Los Angeles, waa
named co-respondent. Mr. W. A. Macdonald, K. C, appeared for the petitioner.
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Steady Growth of
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OTTAWA, Juno SI—Somo interesting 1'actH roBpecllne labor organizations in Canada aro contained in tho
nnnwil special roport on"'the -subject
by tho department ol' labor. Tho union membership for tho Inst cnlondnr
your ■ineronflod from 133,000 to 100,-
120.nt tho end of 1012. Tho report
Bays in part:
"It Ib .well understood by those Interested in tho subject tlmt tlio groat
majority of units of organized labor
In Canada aro affiliated with International organizations having thoir
hoadfjuartora In tho United States.
Tho nutss of membership In thoso
ciibos is -south' of, tho lino, tho Canadian members generally vocolvlng
thoir proportion of the officials.
This system of International lnhor
organisation In Canada ia apparently
confined to no particular class of
workers nnd ox tends practically
throughout nil Industries; In somo
cases, however, tho workors havo
fitvur-Wki u iiiiiu ol XiXiiUfi iiA,t,",JiJUi.~
ont of thn Interwitlowir bodies ««d
hnvo proceeded on non-International
lines.'*
International unions In North Am-
r;.i,./;  ■■:..r,*1i-:* 1)0 ,'!>;>.1 }\<l tiiyr, ntftO'il.
ed locals tn Canada. Of tho latter S2
aro In affiliation with tho American
Federation of Labor. Tho Canadian
membership of this federation Is
about 93,000, or one-twentieth of tho
wholo. A table submitted sIiowb !3t$,-
,•<*» workers In Ctimilii who'nro members of International organIzatlons,
nnd are contained In l.fiSR local
liralnc-hca, This ts an increase of 107
local* anil 16,794 members over tho
figures reported for 1911. Of Canadian organlwtlkma thero arc 217 local branches'.with n total member-
*ii!p of 15.616, ft s-J/iiM .him'tttit) tor
tho yO'tr; nntf In mfifirf-iri ffw iro
2* independent bodies, of which 16
report a. membomhlp of S,3.1t3.
Cemetery Notice
Persons -wishing tlieir lots in Cemetery kept in
good condition for the season, .fit a reasonable
charge, cnn make arrangements with the undersigned. _ '
THOMSON & MORRISON
Funeral Directors
Tho total membership for lOll was
133,132, contained ln 1,741 local and
independent bodies,
Tho total number of wago earners
of Canada may be fairly estimated
for tho current year at .1,300,000.
The Unoraan.Md
With regard to iho largo majority
of wngo-oarnorH which romalns thus
apparently untouched by organization
nnd .representing 88"por cent of tho
wholo working population, It is chiefly Inciting in the ciiso of unskilled labor. Farm labor nnd tho clasp of
workers designed generally In these
cases nnd others, that Is, mon without technical Instruction of nny kind
alone comprises nbout pno-fonrlh of
tho total ef male wnge workers, nnd
thoao aro practically unorganised,
Female workers, too, nro but ll|,tle
organized tn Canada. Tho number of
women workers hi 1901 was placod
nt 180,0*12, nnd may bo (again allow;
Ing an Increase of forty por cent.)
placod nt 200,000 at tho end of 1912.
The extent of organization among
women workers In Canada Is not
easily ascertained, hut, tho Information to hand shows there Is llttlo to
ttrtl*!.,' *4,r,^*.*9**.l'4*i      *il.»      ..tt,.      ,,.*!..     */.
ifemMe workera In f'"tnd chiefly \*\ i\\*t
following group, In such millings as
garment workers, book-bindersH, etc.
Tim trades union lnoiiiliershlp
throughout tho world aggregates ll,*-
•KI.'.-UiS.    Germany  Is    first.    Great
HtltrUII,    M'tumi,    'im;    ijJIil.W)    SVWVeifc,
third. Tho report gives 11 complete
list of nil unions in Canada, and ihhir
offlcors,
contlnunnco of tho dispute of Ladysmith and Cumberland mines nnd tho
closing down of tho mines in tho Na-
nnmlo district.
A great number of tho disputes of
tho month occurred among workors In
tho metnl trades, Tbo disputes of
many affected upwards of ll.fiOO em-
ployoos and accounted for tho Iosb of
moro than 150,000 working dnys. Disputes nffceting vnrlous cliissos of
municipal employees In Vancouver
and affecting also the boot and shoo
workors in a number of the factorios
in Quebec were satisfactorily adjusted during the month, through tlio in-
strumentallty of boards and through
the Industrial Disputes Investigation
Act.
Tho department of labor also assisted In the adjustment of disputes
affecting the employees of tho hydroelectric commission in Toronto and
disputes affecting also the longshore-
men In Montreal and St. John, X, ll.
In tho latter case a board has boen
established under the Industrial IM:*
putOK Investigation Act.
Stephen L. Humble
Dealer in
Hardware, Stoves & Ranges
Fancy Goods and Stationery
BELLEVUE — Alberta
John A. McDonald
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ST, MICHAEL'S MOJJK8
OO OUT "ON STRIKE
They Demand More Food and Leisure—Bells  Silent,  Cloisters  Forsaken
LONDON, Juno IM.-Tho story
comes from Rt, Petersburg to the effect that tho monks or Saint Michael's
ir.r-T'.r.rtcv" !"* 'V"""^*'n. ••> "v* <"";*'.".:>,
wus, hnvo pone on n strike.   They de.
mnnd morn food and leisure and n |
supply of trousers.   Father Auibrfcsio, \
J    Stcnm Heated Throughout
Elcctrlc^Li Khted
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head of tlitvi.rtofi,vi'i*rr)', -refuses to
grant the demands of the strikers and
services lmvo   been suspended.   Hells
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Tho monks bore their privations quietly until Father Amliroiso refused to
allow thein to have trousers, which ho
regarded us nn uiinoeeKHiiry luxury.
Department at Ottowa Makes Report
On Conditions
OTTAWA, June 24.—Tho record of
trade 'disputes maintained hy the department ef lnhor shows on a regnlt
nt this season the majority of disputes
occurred lending the adj««tmfciit of
new wage schedules. These wero
nearly nil of «hort duration, the mining lndu.iti> on VnTiiHOnver Wl&tul wn»
nerlotrslj' inO'rfurtil wffh, mp the report, more than 3000 men being out
during the twelve montht throuRh tho
GARMENT WORKERS STRIKE
•nxriNN'ATJ. O. June 21. Kleven *
thousand garment worker* oV-yed the]
order to strike today, and the work j
.ml far- '■■
It was i
wi-.Tff on !
II  MO'ilfit  :
ind In '
, i-HTomi 1
In practically all the s-lta;.*
torles was. at. a standstill.
estimated that 8,000 workir«
$um Ui Cincinnati arid tJy '
ffe.iph)- and Re.vflrif nnhnrh'
Newport and Covington. Ky
tito river.
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SOLIDARITY—THE BEGINNING AND END.
"I appeal to you, as one who has felt keenly
...every outrage you have suffered, to subordinate all
differences to unity and solidarity until the present
crisis is passed.','
Thus ihe veteran leader of Socialists addresses
tlie mineworkers of Vest Virginia, and' these remarks have a deq> significance for every union
man.
No "one recognizes more than Eugene V. Debs
how necessary this is to every movement, and lie
express himself in the simplest language, hut
nevertheless with such forcefulness that there can
be no misunderstanding. He does not attempt-
to philosophize; he does not introduce any elaborate deductions, but contents himself with tlie plain,
simple truth: If you would accomplish anything
you have to "subordinate all differences." And
to remove the possibility of any misunderstanding
he adds: "The paramount requirement; is organization.     This takes precedence over all else."
Solidarity-'DISCJPLINE—until the crisis is
passed, and then—whatever the future has in store
for you. The only method by which we can acquire any command of ourselves is by subordinating our differences. No man, however ' wide or
■ however narrow his conceptions; however learned
or read, cannot help but admire this candor. If we
are not prepared to subordinate our opinions and
our differences how can we possible hope to accept any advancement. Individuals do not advance—the whole of society advances. '
Too many men have been alienated from tlie
union by the arrogance of leaders and the'"intelligence" of intellectuals. The worker who pays
his dues and "stays with it" is doing his share—
insignificant though it may seem.'   Do you recogn-
 ize_fchatJie_is.subotdin*atingJiis-differences;-tliatJie.
is not clamoring for the plums and,is content to keep
the organization going for the sake of solidarity?
The propagandist is" too prone to forget that if he
has none to educate his position becomes a sinecure—liis mission is finished..
Tlie zealot is as necessary today as he will be
in the future; he is the life, body and soul of every
movement—but he will never become a "governing" factor in any society.'
These things arc readily acknowledged by all
who consider with a modicum of rationality the
position of the union today. Tt must and does
serve it purpose. The most advanced countries today have the strongest unions. The poorest paid
and tho most illiterate are not organized.     Debs
- with years of ripe experience as a politician and
unionist recognizes the absolute importance of organization, but lie also knows the futility of organization without individuals are prepared to ' submerge their differences and unite. His condemnation of the would-be "saviors" is in no measured
terms—ho is a "traitor to the working clnss."
"Anyone who is now fittempling 1o slab the United Mine "Workers in "West Virginia under the pro-
1ense thai some official is weak or crooked oj1-tliat
itis not the right kind of organization and ought
■to lie disrupted in this 'crisis when nil depends upon
unity, until nt least the present investigation is concluded, tints dashing the opportunity purchased
and blasting tlieir slowly reviving hope—such a
mail, whnleveiMiiiiy, ho 'his motive, is a foe lo the
miners iuul a traitor to Ihe working class."
TO THE VICTIMS AND HEROES OF THE
GREATEST MINING DISASTER IN CANADA
While wo may be liable to correction, it is our
impression Hint Ihe big explosion' at Coal Creek in
.1002 was nnc ol! Ihe niofcl*, if not the most., disastrous entiislroplic that has been experienced in the
conl mining industry lliissido of Ihe line.
- 'WVhiive,' however,--celebrated thiwleverilli mi-
niversaiy of Ihis explosion, and since that event
many changes have taken place and ninny people
coiao and goin.! from the camp, but the record
of thnt awful event lives—in thc memory of Ihe ohl-
liuior. Of record or memorial wu, liave none, in
fuel, we question whclhcr Hie rude crosses that
once marked Ihe graves of Ihe heroes and victims
*n remain today to mark the spot of interment, Ask
an old tinier how mnny were Killed, or even tlio date
of the explosion, and many of them will hazard a
guess, dubiously shake their head or shrug their
shoulders—they can't even remember.
iix-u^A years ago; some of your own kin;, and
this in a mining community!
The "Vets," as they are familiarly called, have
given ample proof of usefulness and the 'sincerity
of tlieir intentions, and should there be any who
are skeptical, we sincerely trust that they never
never enjoy the privilege of traveling in the up-to-
date ambulance that the "Vets" have donated for
the use of the injured. This is the worst we can
wish them—or best.
But to the point. The Veterans' Association arc
holding a concert on the lst of July, iu the Grand
Theatre. "With the proceeds of this it is proposed
to erect a memorial to the victims of the explosion
at Coal Creek. They want you to help—and you
should consider this a privilege; they want you to
help erect a memorial—not to a king, queen or explorer, who may come by his death seeking glory
or fortune—but to the king of the underground regions—the mineworker.
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THE DEATH SPECIAL
News of the District Camps
(Continued from. Page 5)
It was a dreadful tale, slowly unfolded, by many
witnesses, men and women, who had themselves
stood in imminent danger from the hail of lul lets
poured from the deadly high-power rifles and the
rapid-firing machine guns.
"Attack on an Armored Train," read the dispatches sent out by the agents of the operators;
and all who believed these reports wondered that
men could be so fool-hardy as to risk their lives,
anil the lives of their loved ones, by inviting the
fire from this up-to-date killing game.
Those among us who knew how all the means
of sending out the news to the outside world were
in the hands of the interests that own most of that
dark land, described by one as "in the United
States, but not of the United States," and that part
wliich they do not own, dominate, by the fear of
the power known that they hold, the poM'er to
'crush every independent business man or professional man that dares to oppose them, readily understood that there must have been another side
lo the story than the one sent out to the world.
Before this committee of unbiased men, determined to delve into these matters that have so long
been carefully concealed, the other side of this dark
story has at last been revealed.
Not one disinterested observer in that assembly
room could doubt that black-garbed young woman,
as dry-eyed arid almost without emotion, but with
the evidence of grief repressed and deadened
through much suffering on her pale, hopeless face,
she told the tale of the little pleasure party that
gathered"in----the-shaek7-wrhere-she-and_Iier'husband"
and child had found shelter after their eviction
from the.company's house and lands. Of the sudden hail of deadly bullets; of the rush to shelter;
of the sudden horrible death of her husband as he
tried to hurry her and the child to the-shelter of
the cellar.
But, if anyone was inclined to doubt, here followed the evidence of one who was himself on that
train. Who told of the careful quenching of all
lights, the order to shoot through the windows;
and finally, when the train had once passed
through the camp on its death-dealing mission, ol
that crazed, blood-hungry man who begged with
them to back up the train and pour another hail
of bullets on the frail shelters of tho men, women
and children in this camp of stubborn strikers.   >
No wonder that one wljo came to listen and to
judgo could only cry out in horror, "What manner; of mau can this be?"
And for threo dnys after, these braves skulked hi
thoir armored fort on wheels, fearing for their
precious lives from tho vengeance of the now thon.
oughly aroused miners.
Mn,rtial law ensued; during thc term of military
rule the soldiers in charge claimed tho right to arrest and punish for crimes committed prior to tho
proclamation of martini law. .'.'*.,
\ But not ono oi! thoso who poured their deadly fire
from the "Death Special" on the peaceful en nip ol:
the strikers' 'wore ever oven questioned. Neither
lmvo the "civil courts" taken nny e.ognixnneo of
this dark crime.
The investigators who have at last disclosed tho
facts in Ihis dark chapter, possibly cannot punish
those who aro guilty,     "
But thoy have unfolded a story which will no
doubt result in the thorough awakening ol! the West
Virginia cilizens, — The United Mine Worker
Journal.
To the Editor District Ledger:
Will you kindly permit me space in
your valuable paper to set forth a
plea for the children of Michel? Owing to the contour of the country we
have not an ideal townsite. Space is
very limited a-which naturally tends
to crowding, conseauently we have no
spacious parks or play-grounds where
the children can congregate for enjoyment as is the case in many other
town; hence they congregate in the
dusty street, around the pool*, rooms,
around the "back houses," or break
windows, force doors, and use as a
play ground the unoccupied houses.
The boy is father to the man, and it
depends' upon .the environment. of
these children as to what kind of
men and women they will make. The
bent twig is sure.to grow into a "crook-
ed tree.
The mother Bays, "now run along
and play;"'but* does the mother think
of the child's play. Where does it
play and what does the child play ?
Is it not truo that immorality and vice
flourishes where children congregate
with no special object? Play is healthful and gives profitable enjoyment;
also sport enobles the character and
strengthens the body.'
. What can be done for our boys and
girls? How can we provide clean
healthy play for them, that will absorb their attention and put grit into
their bodies?
The tragedy of the human race is
existance without a purpose in life. It
is always, the little onss who are the
greatest sufferers; they grow up and
are punished, without consideration
when they do wrong. They never had
a proper chance to make good.
They dream their dreams and imagine themselves the heroes of the
stories they hear. They view themselves as wonderful, men and women.
They are going to aspire tp some
extreme, so let us help shape their
destiny by making their goal the accomplishment of something worth
while.' Give them a chance in life to
make good.    ' '   *
"But it will cost something," says
one. Yes, that is true, but is it not
infinitely better to spend money on a
recreation plant for the use of the
child than to spend ten times the
amount later on to keep him behind
the prison bars?0
In later years the men and women
will look back over the days of their
childhood with gratitude, and we want
them to feel that you had a hand in
giving them a good time.
If society is g6bd to them they will
feel the debt that they owe to that
same society. How can it he done?
Put in an out-door gymnasium in the
school-yards,-strong-and-durabie-and
let it be under the' management of the
school trustees. Let it' be' up-to-date
and comprised of, say, a slide, teeter
ladders, kings, climbing poles, slide
rails, seesaw, swings;' giant strides,
etc.' '-        ■    -w"- -;"     ■"
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The thing is quite,', possible, and
only needs a little enthusiasm and cooperation on the.part of, the residents
to put tho thing through and I arn
sure the trustees ,will be delighted to
see the equipments installed. Other
towns are doing it, Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary and' other' towns Jn the
west have similar plants Installed for
the use of the children. In the States
such recreation plants aro common
and the inhabitants' speak very highly
o'f their success. Why should not
Michel sot the example hero in tho
Pass and give the children tho best
forms of recreation ? It Is one of tho
best Investments Michel could make
and the' dividends will be reaped by
the children.
Yours truly, BERT CUERY
Methodist Church, Mlchol, D. C,
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♦ MICHEL  NOTES ♦
FOOTBALL
Crow's Noat Pass Football League
Lost, any of our subscribers in the other camps
should take t 'i.,y at ton much" of the "homo
town," would mention "Uiul it, is onr intention, as
soon ns convenient*, to arrange for a series of ar-
tides dealing with mino rescue nml tliu camps generally. AVe recognize that so long as men have
lo dig coal and work in dangerous and gaseous
mines, so long will Micro bc accidents, and if any
effort this journal puts forth will liolp to minimis
or prevent llicsc iieeidenls, then wo shall ho at
serving one purpose for which wo aro hero.       ,|,
INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION
AT CALGARY
l'r«ijmratloii8 for the CalKiuy exhibition are ]intcui*;iio ciniipiu'i.fcrt
ncnordinf? to roports brought back
hy flomo of our citizens who have visit-
od tlmt eity, Thero has been a very
itvtno IncrettHO in tho number of -entries In nil departments nnd In tho
nKgrflgnto the averago Ineroaao wilt
lw* Minim Hi imr <mil. fturlntt Uvo y»re:i-
ont writ* the'exhibit* hnvo boon pour-
Utti l"U> the Ktouudi'. and by thc opening day, Juno .'iO, everything will,, be
In readiness.
From all thnt cnn ho learned tho
Himcial attractions for this year are
abov* the average and In addition nre
quit a "a departure from anything that
has lieen presented bofor-e.
Single tt\rtt rata* are offered by tho
railways and In addition thoro will he
special trains front the .north nnd
south, on July 1 nnd 4. Tho .locnl railway npicnt. worm unite a itxrm In-
fjiilry rognrdlriH tlelcots lroni intending
visitors and It, loolts ns though there
would ho a lnr«o locnl contingent visit
Calgary during tho first week In July,
ns' tho exhibition InntH tho whole h!x
dnys,
ABSURD, THAT'S ALL
EDMONTON', Juno'25. ■ "I have no
more to miy than that ii Ih alumni,"
aald Attorney-General (5. W. Cross,
today, In regard to tho published rumor that ha was to become tho .Premier of Alberta, and thnt Premier
Sifton was to b«eome the London
repwt-mntatlve of iho Alberta government.
Football Results
llosmer, 1; Fornlo, J, Plnyod at
Fornlo,   J, Mitchell, referee.
Hoi Who, a; Michel, 2. Played nt
Michel,    A. Anderson, TOtoroe.
Conl Creok, 1; Colomnn, 0. Plnyod
nt Colomnn.  Jas. Wllaon, roforoo.
IllllcroBt, 2; Wnlrmoro, 0, Played
nt IllllcroBt,  J. Moon; roforoo.
"
P.
W. L, D, for
AgBt. P,
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Roferoot
ora roqueated to forward
nam** «! players
when
sending
ro>
suits.
«
A mooting of tho executlvo of tho
longuo wns hold in Coleman on Saturday Inst whon all clubs wore represented oxoopt" I-Tlllcrost. Jos, Shnrplor,-
Conl Croolc Jus,;,Wilson, Fornle; Jt,
Ijovltt, Dollovuo; L. Boddlnjjton, Michel; ,T, Qrnhani, Colomnn; W,.''Haider-.
»l;ono, riosmor; .T, A. Macdonald, Blair-
more ami A. J. Cnrtor, socrotnry, wero
tho delegates proHont. Owing to tho
fuel, Unit tho provloita mooting which
Hhould have been held at Coal Creek
did not. tako place on account of there
not being n riitorotim present, tho buls-
noun boforo this mooting was of n long-
thy nature, .There wore protests' by
lloBinor, tliolr match with Coleman
on y,1 Ht May, und uy ilollovuo against
I'orale on Juno 7th, and both woro ordered to ho roplnyod .on tho homo
grounds again.
The matter of t'rnnsfor of plnyovs
wiih ono which cainiod much discus-
Hloa mid It, wim ttndorntood that no
trnimroiTod player could play for another club until ho had boon registered 10 days with tho club in which ho
pin cob hia trntiBfer.
The following nro tho roforoos np-
pointed, and IIicho gentlemen and
clubs are also kindly roquoatod to consider this official notico' of such ap-
polntineiitH, ]•-
Fixtures for the Llphardt Cup
July fi, Conl Croolc vb. Hosmor,
Sltl'l)   .1,   MltSui'.l   Vli,  I'Ulllll),
July 11, llnr.mcr vx Coal Crov.t,
July 12; Fernlo vb. Mlchol.
July 10, lloHmnr vb. Fornlo.   ,
July ill, Conl Croolt vh. Mlchol
July 2(1, Hosmor vb, Mlchol.
July 2(1, Conl Creok ve, Fernlo.
AugiiHt 2, Mlchol vs, HoBtner.
•AugiiHt tl, Fornlo vs, Coal Crook,
August l), Conl Crook vs, Mlchol.
August'13, Fornlo vs. Hosmor.   .
Full list will bo published, noxt
woek, " ■ S   '.
The matches to Wplnyod on tho
ground of flr«t nn mod clubs, Tho
selection of referees for theso games
arn to he mutually iivntnged hy tho
clubs,
SoeretrirlM nre'roquQStod to ho forward tho entrance feo of two dollars
to league secretary before 6th InsL
Bollovuo vs. Fornlo. J. Mooro.
Colomnn vs. Blairmore, J. Wilson,
iHosmor vs. lilHcrest, J. Mitchell.
Coal Creok vs. Michel, O, Robertson.
■On Saturday morning last week
the No. 2 hoist in old No. 3 mine, was
on the bum, and the morning shift
was laid off in consequence; it being
repaired ready for the afternoon shift,
however.    ' '
.i "*
Mr. Wm. Oakes and Robert Oakes
and family took the evening train Sat-C
urday, bound for their home in Lancashire, England. W^ wish them a
safe and pleasant journey. ;"
The everbusy bird, the* stork, made
its appearance in camp' again , last
week and left a fine daughter at the
home of Mr. and 'Mrs. Tom Phillips.
Mother and child are doing very well.
Quite a'change thiB time, Tom?
Mr. Geq,. ^eddington, the football
team secretary, attended the league
meeting held at Coleman last Saturday, and informs us ' that" the two
games, Bellevue vs. Fernie and Coleman vs. Hosmer, are to be replayed.
That's pretty^ough for Fernie;;anyhow,, .' if. . | " .•'"-*
■ We are pleased to notice one or two
of the Invalids knocking around the
camp once more. Jack Weddington,
Junior, who has been laid up for
several months with typhoid fever,
and old man Carr is back again at his
post at the Michel Hotel, after-having
undergone a serious operation at the
.Cranbrook hospital. Our best wishes
go out to them for a permanent recovery."
. Another good game was witnessed
last Saturday in the league game of
soccer between Michel and Bellevue
on the "ash-pile" and ended in favor
of the visitors; after Michel being
once again two goals in the lead at
half time. Bellevue scored three,times
during the second half. Bellevue had
for the best - team^ still, they • were
lucky to win. Moores, the home
team goaler, played a splendid game.
The 'Michel forward rank had undergone such a change we scarely knew
them, Brown at inside left being the
only one in his, regular position, with
Tom 'McGovernat extreme left; Joe
Littler going at inside right to make
room for A. Arden in the center. We
found another coming player in "Jim
Hardman, who played on the right
wing. The backs were the same as
last week and we saw the old war
horse as center half. Strange to say
that the last three times these clubs
have met, Michel has been' leading
two goals to nil at. 'half time, and yet
they have only took one point out'of
the three games—the memorial 2-2
draw of last season at Bellevue. The
writer is afraid that the fighting
chance has_now_nassed_away_for„Mic-,
hei in the league; so we would like
to see some of the young players given
■a chance to prove their worth, with all
due respects to the selection committee. We saw our old friend, Jim
Watson, down with his new club,,but
hot in uniform.' What's .-the trouble,
Jim; too many to'choose from down
there, eh?      -■■■•■
The baseball team journeyed to
Waldo on Sunday last to play the men
of that burg, and the account given
of the game was a tip topper. It was
agreed to play seven innings, but at
the end of that period both pitchers
'had held them down to no score, ahd
another two innings each was played
tho score reading 2-2. Yet another
■two innings each was doclded on, making a game of 11 innings, and ending
up by Michel winning with the score
of four to two. Some ball gamo that
for amateurs, don't you think? Tod
Hunter and Estnbrook wero pitcher
and catcher for Mlchol.
Miss Emma Simons mot with an un-
fortunato accldont on Wednesday
while riding horseback and sustnlnod
a broken wrist and sovofe bruises,
Tho Italian, Raphael Miccilll, who
met with a serious necident to tho
spluo on his first shift, after the
mines resumed operations ln November, 1011, and,who haB beon nn Inmate of the hospital since that dato,
was shipped aboard the pnssengor
train Inst Sunday evening, on route
for his old homo In Italy. Our sympathies go with him on'Ills'* long and
tedious journey undor Bitch a condition. .        , /„   *
At tho regular mooting of'tito-local
union on .Sunday'last, tho nomination h for locnl officers took placo, and
tho following contesting officers will
ho voted on on Monday, tho 30th Inst.,
from tho, hours 10 a,m. to 13 p.m. iFor
Recording Socrotnry, J. Robinson"ami
T. W, Brown: for Sncrotary-Tronsuror,
M. Burroll, Alf Williams nnd John
Newman, and for Warden, Wm. Bod-
dington nnd J. Morcor. Thoro was only ono nomlnntlon for .Prosldont"In
the porHoii of R. Jones, hnd nlHO ono
nomination .for VIco-ProBldent,
A football match hnn boon nrrnng-
ed for Sunday afternoon botwoon tho
Juniors and tho mnrrlod men when
tbo following Juniors nro oxpoctod to
lino up; flonl, L, Nornll; full backs, J,
Price and A. Mother; half backs, J,
Jenkins, T. Tmvors and Ay .Tonkin-
Hon; forwards, W, Nowninn, Goo,
Crogory, A, Vatos, F, Gullott and Hy
Parkinson,
Johnston,' William Haysom, Robert
Morgan and Thomas Haynes; Check-
weigh Committee, Brothers JJ. Lamb,
Johb. B. -Moore, and ' T. Haynes;
Mine Inspection Committee, Brothers
William Graham and D. H. Hyslop. '
FRANK NOTES
team bolted down Main street follow*,
ed'by a boy on horseback, who man-'
aged to obstruct their -progress before
they'had.gone very fan The, runaway came from' Blairmore.
- Mrs. Wilcox and daughter spent
Wednesday at Maple Leaf, the guest
of her sister, Mrs. Williams. •*   ■
Mr. A. S. Blair made a business trip
to Lethbridge on Wednesday.
9
Charlie Zemic and Frank Houda returned on Sunday morning,from Enderby, B. C, where they were on business. m ,   ■*,
Rev. J. C- Anglin arrived -in town
last week and has since taken charge
of Hillcrest Methodist church.
Mr. Vanlarkins has moved his
family to Michel.
Mrs. Geo. Pattison and children
expect to leave for Lethbridge the end
of the week to spend a three weeks
holiday.        ','
Mrs. Dan Dunlap left on Friday for
Pocahontas where she will spend a
month' visiting her husband who Is
working in the mineq there.
Mr. Harry Roberts, our lawyer, moved his office furnishings to Coleman
on Tuesday where he will open up a
new office for himself, thus leaving
the town of Frank in total darkness.as
far as legal light is-concerned, both
lawyers having left the, town.   ..
Mrs. Callan, of Bellevue, is getting
to be a regular player on the Sanatorium ,tennis courts and we understand
she is acquiring the points of the
game very quickly.       '• "
J.:,W. Sterling, mine inspector, came
to town on Tuesday.  '
Mr. and Mrs. Weist, who have been
spending the winter at the Bellevue
Hotel, returned this week to make
their home at the Sanatorium.
Mrs. Reus and her sister, formerly
of Frank, came up from Raymond to
attend the dance at the Sanatorium on
Friday night.
Mr. Henderson, general manager of
the Frank Lime Company, is ln town
from Winnipeg.
Wilbur Richardson, son of Charlie
Richardson of Blairmore, had his leg
broken this- week, while playing ■with'
other children.
,. Mr. L. W. Kribs is pulling down his
two-storey building, next'-the Miners
Hotel; this'is one way of moving
things to the new townsite. Dan
Steene is employed in the destructive
operations. ■
. Mr. G. Crawford is'woridng in the
employ of Mr. Palmer, moving the P.
Burns Company butcher shop.
It might be veil for the public to
know that the C. P. R. have not placed
the piles of ties on the road between
Frank and Blairmore for everybody's
.use, and they object-to-outsiders.
appropriating.them.       <
A handcar house has been erected
just east of the. station in the C. P. R.
yardB. '  •-
■ Mrs. Palmer's mother and sister arrived from Montana on Friday morning to spend the. summer, with' her*
here. t ., ,,.
Mr.'John Simpson, who left here a
few weeks ago "in single blessedness,
has now returned from Edmonton,
having entered the Order of Married
Men while away. MrB. Simpson will
arrive in a few days.
Tho Frank public school'will close
on Friday for the summer holidays.
During tho present week three of tho
students, Miss Janet Nicel, Messrs.
Ernest and Alva BhiW are writing
their Sixth CLias eyaminntiotis In
Blairmore. ,   »
Mr. Juvenal and family have left
,town.
A very exciting runaway occurred
ln Frank on Monday whon n heavy
It occasionally happens that mem- _
bers  of  unions  get  disgusted  pver '
some trivial matter*, fancied or Teal,
and as a result deliberately stay away,
from the union meeting.-. Then, when
something does go wrong, they immediately put the blame for the mistake on their- union.    Before' they
waste another breath finding- fault
with their union, they should stop and
ask themselves what is the cause of
the  trouble.    In  other  words, find
just where the blame belongs.   When ,
a union man does this, the chances
are that he will find "that the whole
trouble started something like this: ~
You and others vfere at stray meetings in the past   You never attended
regularly, and consequently you never
were really posted on ^what; Vas going on.   When it came to doing duty .
of the union.-.   You always ^'wanted
some, one else to bear the brunt of
the routlnne work.    The "grievances
you had and still have rankled In four-
breast but you never ^presented, them
In proper form at the union meeting.
What, was  the  result?    The entire
work-of the organization fell on the
shoulders of a few.   That; was unfair
to them and you who stayed away
and refused to help  were partly to
blame for It.   You, by standing away
from the meeting, laid the foundation
for the abuses and wrongs which flow-
ed  directly from  this  state  of affairs.—Exchange.' ■
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All kinds of Household Furniture,,
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Aylesbury ducks, month old, $5.00 per
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or each separate. North -sido, Hand
Avenue (neiir school) West' pernio,
^vpply, Thos. Saunders, West Fernlo.-
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"REAL ESTATE GOING UP?'
The qitostlon is aslfod.   Wo
answered; "Look around you
"and soo.
Investigation Discloses That
Real Estate Prices Are Advancing  .,,  	
,    Are you alive to tho situation?   If you nro wo can show
you n placo you can mako a
big profit on,
As compared to later on,
JuBt Now, Houses . Here
Dirt Cheap.
Are
M. A. KASTNER
ALEX BECK BLOCK,
FERNIE, B. C,
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-t*. COLEMAN  NOTE8 ♦
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At tho regular monthly mooting of
tho Colomiiin Locnl held Juno 22nd tho
following locnl offlcors Worn dulv
nominated -and elected according to
constitution: For Prosldont, Brother
John B, Mooro; for Vice Prosldont,
Brother Robert Morgan; for Secretary,
Brother William Graham; for Treasurer, nrothor William llnysom! for
Recording Socrotnry, Brothor Mlchnol
Brennen; for Pitt Committee, W. Graham, J. R, Mooro and I). H. Hyslop;
Checkwuiuhoi', William I lav som; Manager of Opera Houso, John Johnstone;
for Auditors, Brothers James Lamb,
B. C. Horn; for Trustees, John B,
Mooro, William Graham, Thomas myites and R. Morgan; for Flnancw Com-
mlttee, Thomas Muir and Robert Mor-
Kan; Hospital Board, William Graham, Robert Horn, Frank I-oary, John
FINE CIRCUS
FRIDAY, July
TO
MBit*
i«^ .open dens of wild AnlmaK
—       , '°>, elephant*, camels—400
people of all climes in native ccwtiimes will be shown in parade.
"Two shows daily—afternoon at 2, night at P, doors open at 1
. and.7jyn.l Waterproof tenia... Admission 25 centa to see it alL
FreeCircus
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District Camps
COAL  CREEK
Coal Creek Football.club journeyed
to Coleman on -Saturday last to fulfill
■their league game. A hard fought
game was the result. Coleman having most of 4he play but failed to
pierce the defence. Coal Creek scored
the only goal of the game, shortly before the time was 'called which meant
. two valuable points to their credit.
.Result, Coal Creek, 1; Coleman, 0.
T. Burns, ,Coal Creek/vaT^jer,
is laid up as. a result of an accident
in the football .field at Coleman. We
hope you are ready for the Michel
match, Tommy.
r
Coal Creek Football club are enter-
' ed  for the  football  competition  at
Fernie on Dominion Day.     Dig   in,
boys, th« ?100 looks good.to us.
F.. Sharpler journeyed to Coleman
on Saturday last to represent the
Creek at the league meeting held- in
that place'.'
J, Shanks and D. Martin were out
on a fishing expedition last week end
in1 the vicinity of Moorissey. .Good
bags were the result. ■
' The many friends of Tom Mason,
who is lying in. hospital at Vancouver, will be pleased to know that he
Is doing as well as can be expected.
The local members of the Fernie
Veterans,association are vielng with
each. other to make the concert on
July 1st 'a success. Get your tickets
early.   General admission, 50c.
Who is it that climbs over the* roofs
at midnight, (whistle) shovel. Oh,
you fellow.
Jessie iMathousek of Hosmer,.. Rev.
Father O'Neil' officiating. After the
ceremony the usual Galieian celebration took place at the Queen's Hotel
and were attended by a large crowd.
Pay day weddings are becoming one
of the features of Hosmer. Watch
Hosmer grow.
Dave Rees, International Board
member, was in Hosmer on business
Friday  last. '   . » .
The gas committee   went   through ■
their usual   formality   of making a
monthly Inspection this week;  .
Double tracking of B. Level Incline
is going on apace. Watch Hosmer
grow!
One or two wanderers from the
Union ranks are returning to the fold
—outside men at that; let's hope It's
the dawn of a revival—its" needed.
Fraternal orders ae?m.i "to be cr,e
of Hosmer's chaze at1 present. ( It is
understood ah Orangemen's lodge is
about to be organized. The U. M. W.
of A. has got 'em all skinned boys;
cnarter fee remains' -.he same all
the time; sign an application form and
help keep the wage scale up.
Don't ■ borrow the other fellow's
Ledger all the time; it only costs $1.00
a syear to have your own. Be independent;
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MONSTER SPORTS AND
Under the Auspices of, Bellevue Athletic Association
Hosmer News This Week
We are pleased to report that the
camp has . been free _ from accidents
this week;
The stork was seen hovering around
' Welsh camp on Tuesday morning and
allglited on the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Niqoleczuk,. leaving a fine bouncing
boy to gladden the hearts of the parents. The baby was hurried down to
Fernie to be christened. Rev. Father
Michel performed the ceremony.
The shivere band is advised --to
, watch' the Coal Creek flyer on Tues-
■ day or Wednesday next, when they
are expected to^glve a welcome to the
wife of ohe of our old timers.. Nuff
sed. Get busy. The bloodhounds are
in the know.    ' ,
There has been a bunch of new arrivals' in camp this week, mostly of
the foreign element,
Looks as though, we will have . to
start acareer pigeon post, Mr. Editor.if
Hosmer notes are to be published
weekly. It;doesn't do to rely on His
Majesty mail by the looks of last
week's Ledger.—(Yes;  or,, wireless.)
Some of our "non-union friends, or
enemies, wev don't know which, are
squealing because the union men are
holding theif meetings lq-the Athletic
hall. Some people don't know when
they are well treated, they aren't satisfied when we uphold their interests
and wages (without.it costing them a
cent) they even object to us having
meetings.- What do you know ahout
it?   .
Dominion Day
JULY 1st, 1913|
$1,000 IN PRIZES
"Dr. Phillip, M. A. D. D., of Ontario,
J'b vexpe'cted to occupy the pulpit At
the  Methodist- church,  Coal  Creek;
" on Sunday, July 6th.   A !good congregation is expected to £ive'hlm a welcome,   t ,■;, ' ', '.'     •     .=
,-. Jessie Bough entertained a few of
his friends ■ and acquaintances to a
celebration of his natal day on Saturday and Sunday last. A jolly time
was spent, C. Percy supplying the
music ,fo,r the occasion. The celebration took place at the homo of Mr. and
Mrs, W. Thornton, Coyote street.
Many happy returns, Jess,
A runaway on .the outside incline of
No. 1, north of mine, caused the afternoon shift to come homo on Wednesday night aliout 8 o'clock. A gang
of men wero ongagod on repairs in
consequence. «
HOSMER NOTE3 ,♦
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(Received-too lato for ■ publication
. last woek.)
Justice of Ponco Brown wns busy
during tlio wook raking in the coin
for tho provincial troasury, D. Elliot
of Iloamor, chnrgod with getting drunk
whilo intordlctod nnd nlso with bolng
drunk nnd disorderly contributing
?'125 with tho nltornntivo of 0 months,
Ho dug up tho ensh,
Two real oHtnto ngonts namod Peter
LtiknokojN nnd Louis Lennrdon wore
taken In custody by P, C, O'Connor
and clinrged with soiling roal ostato
without n UcoiiBo. Found guilty nud
chipped In with the small sum of $200
ench and costs, Thoy woro nlso instructed tO tllko OUt. II llCllllHO,
Tho fnr fitniod II, C. Lnhor Commission snt In lloBinor on Siittirdny Inst,
to InvoBtlKiito lnhor conditions. Tho
porsonnol of the party whb mndo up
of Messrs. Jnrdlno, Pnrson, Mc-
Kolvlo nnd Ilnrpor, with ,T, 11, Mo-
Nnmnrn ns. snorotnry, Those giving
ovldonro woro Messrs W. Shaw, superintendent of tho Hosmor MIhob, N,
F, Kondnll. locnl innniigor of tho
Jin ilk of -Mon Iron I, mid M, 11, Mills, dry
goods morchnnt,' Tlm members of
Hosmor Locnl doeldod somo tlmo ngo
lo Ignore tho'coinmlsslon, It helug tho
gononil opinion of tho momhoj's that
giving ovldcnco boforo n Labor Com-
mlBBlon composed of dfcfo.alod
momberB of Pnrllnmont and pnrty
hoiicliuion who hnd on ovory oo-
ciialoii thnt presonted Itsolf voted
directly npnlnst tho Interests of labor,
was just so much waste effort, We
understand ono of tho nuostloiiB nsknd
wah, wuiiiil it, bo a good thing If $1,00
jirr il:iy irjj, a it.lul.t.itiii J,o ».n;o
IhrottRlioitt tlio province (well, wo
gtioss yos,) If'the commission can got
this brought nbout their unmbs will go
down to postorllyl
Hosmor football t.nnm innrtwvM tn
Uellovuo Saturday: to play tho longtie
champions nnd nftor a hard game had
to retire bonton Jl-1, MoMooro, of Colomnn, who had roforrod,'-sprung n now
ono on the crowd wit on It o gavo off-
sido <ngnlnst Hosmor nfter Dugdale
had put through his own goal—vowJ
Bill Robson nccompnnlod the toam
and persuaded them to poso before
the wuueni, Evidently "Hilly" does
not make a vory good mascot,
Tho ftcmhs versus Hosmer baseball
jramo scheduled for 8undny didn't
matenvUus—reason, too near pay day,
Mown didn't mtko a very auspicious
start aa manager.
A marrtftga took pine* on Monday
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. It's really happened. ■ The Board of
Trade or'Mutual Association of Merchants is at last a reality. Now watch
Hosmer grow." _ The first meeting was
held in the old school"house on Monday last for the purpose of electing officers, which resulted • as: follows
President, N. F.' .Kendall; vice-president, J. Wylie; council; Messrs. Wilson, 'Marlatt, Lobelle, Moundrell, Bos-
si6, Smiley, Asselin* and Bickett. It
was necessary to take' % ballot on the
formation-of-a-councily-mine-gentlemen
being nominated for- eight vacancies
and a big surprise was effected when
Hosmer Mayor, A. M. L. Fletcher,
went down to defeat. Two ballots had
to.be taken owing to someone having
voted twice.- Must have been a "poll-1
ticlan—nuff-sed! • ■•      •■       '
All the members are requested to
be on., hand at Sunday's meeting of the
Local. Business of importance will
be transacted. You know the time and
placo', try and get around.
Hosmer footballers took a trip to
Fernie Saturday last fully determined to annex two points, but a hard
gamo resulted in a draw 1 each.
There's many a Blip twlx cup and lip
as HoBmer unfortunately found out.
The management of the Fernie team
aro surely a trifle lackadaBlcal these
days, can't even got the ground marked out.
The Owls hold a preliminary meeting Monday night In tho Odd Fellows
hall, but owing to tho prevailing wet
woathor not many of them took tho
risk of getting their plumage wot.
A fow Inquires aro bolng mado as
to whb Is tho local health offlcor.
Thoro's a fow smolls around this burg
that nood somoono's attention; ono
visitor remarking "of nil tho smells
ho ovor smelt, ITosmor's smell hont
them nil," It's n pity thoy jlon't nil
pay a $1.00 per month sanitation.
Harold Mttsgrovo returned homo
from school at Calgary lost week ond.
Hosmor won their protest ngalnst
the. Colomnn game, when thoy left tho
flold owing to tho' Incompetence of
tho roforoo, and now havo a chance
lo omnlato tho font of Conl Crook Inst
Salunlny, Cnn wo do It? Rvoryono
snys yes! Owing to Hosmer's Indlf-
foront displays In tho longuo Intoly,
the commlttoo hnvo'got, busy nnd nro
chnslng tho plnyors out to prnctlro.
T'lvoryonn will hnvo to hitstlo for his
placo from now on.
Tho Juniors nre highly dollghlod nt
tho formal Ion 'of n Junior longuo nnd
Intond making n nnmo for thnmaolvoa,
John nockott, ITosmor's nilnlnter or
puhlie works, Is busy Inylng side-
wnlks. John unvfl Jin's got lo liinJto
good roods for tho permhitlntors to
trnvol on.
ITosmer piny ITIIlerest on Sntitrdny
nt, home. Jvlolc off nt, (l;in, A few
Hiimgnn In the tenm and victory In ox-
poetfd, Como and boost. Tho following Is the toam, goal, A. Adamson;
hnoks, McQueen, 13vnns; hnl von,
Ulnderstsono, Atidrow Adamson,
While*: forwards, Unlit, Murray, Thorn-
Ion, IT, Adamson, Pulorsonn; reserves,
Rico, McKolvIe, Batomnn.
ii& jm.inuirt Ul liui) licorgO .Mlllor
hnrJt in vnrk nirnln nflcr Ua :-i*.n,i
Illness, '■' '
Hosmor rooolvod a fow -Scotch Immigrants during tho week.' Tho only
thing thoy don't llko nbout HoBmor Is
tho smell.
ttcimo of tho members of the Hosmor
Athletic Association aro training hard
for July 1st nnd expect to bring homo
some bacon,
FOOTBALL, BASEBALL AND BOXING
Wrestling,   Horse   Races,   Field  Events, &c.
♦ ♦
♦ BANKHEAD   MOTES ♦
♦ *     *      . ♦
Tho wedding of Joo PotraiJto ' to
Jalla Agustlnek was mado the occasion for a good tlmo nmongit the
Polish pooplo on tho 16th, tho sor-
Ylee* of the band bolng called on,
aMy tmlntoil hy tht- chfMr-in, A
danco was held In tha ball at night,
between Mr. Nick Kuryltik nnd Miss nnd an enjoynblo ovonlng was spnnt,
There is some fine catches of fish
coming into camp lately from both
lake and river.
Wm. Furnell continues to provide
the moving picture show to a large
and appreciative-audience every 'Monday.
Examinations for the high school
are being held in Banff this year.
The teams. are grading ready for
the new cottages. ■ We venture to say
the parties who picked the location
aremot-going"to"li7e**there. ~
' The stork has had a busy time; the
result of his visit being Mr. and Mrs.
Alex Anderson, a son; Mr.' and Mrs.
Albert Krywlltj'.a daughter; Mr. and
Mrs. F. Ferapataky, a daughter; Mr,
and Mrs. Antony;Maschlo, a son; Mr.
and 'Mrs. Frank Dzieriva, a' daughter.
The school board held their meeting on the 21st, and dealt with the old
trouble of heating the school As a result of 'their deliberations a meeting
of the ratepayers is to be held on
tho 28th inst.
A petition is to bo circulated to try
and obtain a better train service for
Bankhead. The C. P. R. are not very
generous to their own camps when
they only allow one train per day to
stop and sorvo seven or eight hundred people,
The mines were idle Thursday and
Friday of last woelc, owing to the
breaking of somo machinery in .the
engine houso of tho Incline,
Mr. Wm. McCardoJl is Been around
town moro frequently, having finished his grading contract for tho line
to tlio now mines at Canmore.
Quito an epidemic of boat builders
around camp, and considering tho different designs and variations of motor
powor, it would not bo .surprising to
soo someone working on nn aoro-
piano.noxt,
John McKay hns boon _ nppolntod
fish nnd gamo wnrdon at Lako MInno-
wnukn.
♦ ♦
<► BEAVER  MINES ♦
♦ ♦
Hnvo Komp, lata flnnnclnl socro-.
tnry Jlonvor IMiiob Local, who loft this
camp ti fow woolcs ogo nnd starlod
work nt Illnlrtnoro, enmo hero for
tho weok ond, and removed his wife
nnd family to tliolr now homo nt Ulnlr-
more.
Sovoral of the old hnndfl that' loft
the camp n fow months ago, returned
In Ht weok, nmongnt thorn wns .Tnek
l-'nnriiH, who was employed recently nt
Colomnn.
Dr, Connor, Pincher Creole, enmo
hero In his "buzz ear" hiHt Sunday
evening nnd left a pnokngo In tho form
nf a hnhy girl with Mr, nnd Mrs, Jack
Mnoltln, otiglneer nt Nn, 2 mino. Unfortunately In tho early part of lent
woek MrsH, Mnckln'a sister, wlio enmo
horn to nurse Mrs, Mnekln, brought
wilh hor n hoy who was passing
through tlm Incipient Hinge of German measles. Ab this unwelcome
"r.".Yv'..'..' ...' -.'."*. f.»l'....»'..,mi Mint «|iiif-ujy
r^cnrtnlirod, Mn-fkln'n brwn ir;..,,
qitnrnntlnod nnd Mrs, Mnekln hnd to
tnke tompomry quarters with tho
nurse who represents the doctor nt
tho rnlnos, whilst Jack hns to bonrd
out for "tho noo."
ing last week, when asked why he was,
not carrying1 out his contract with the
men according to agreement, that it
was no use going to further expense
as he knew for a certainty that the
mines would be closed down at the
end'of the present month.
The sports to be. held here oh Dominion Day aie, anxiously looked forward to, as a good program has been
provided.
Last year theJBeayer Mines _sports
"werS~foF*aHeaa of "those held in any
of the neighboring towns so that all
we require is.' good weather to Insure success.    , "   ,
Work is still hooming in and about
the mines and th'e .management keep
starting all the practical miners, that
come to the camp. ,.In fact, the watchword still is, "let 'em all come."
♦ BELLEVUENOTES ♦
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♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
Bellevue people should stay, at home
on July lst. This wil! be the center
of gravitation on that day. If you are
not over one hundred years old there
I is fun arranged for you on that day.
| This will be the biggest day of sport
ever held in these parts.
James Stephenson, moved up from
Lethbridge last week and has started to work.
The assistant driver boss at Bellevue No. 1 mine broke all previous records for a mornins s work on Saturday in the absence of Mr. Bradley.   Oh! you, Joe.
Mrs. Edward Bridge, who has been
visiting in Creston for a week or two,
returned to camp this week.
Mr. William Galllmore is now occupying the house lately vacated by
Mr. Walter Warren.
Mrl Hector McDonald moved on
Saturday to his new house which he
has built'at Maple Leaf. This house
is one of the many fine residences
built at Maple Leaf this summer.
The Ramblers Club held a ice
cream social on Tuesday of this week
and had a good time. Before the
evening„was brought to a close the
Ramblers Club presented the Rev.
Irwin with a very handsome present.
Mrs. James Turner, who has been
in Nelson spending a vacation with
her parents, ■ arrived In camp * this
week to join her husband, who has
aeen ln camp for seme time.
.Fr. Jack Walters, an, old timer !n
this camp, is here at presennt on business.   •
Mr. and Mrs. John Hutton and
daughter were visiting this week at
Winniford, returning at the end of the
week.
Some of the' boys were at the dance
at the Sanatorium on Friday night.
There is quite a lot of measles in
camp at present. The schools were
closed on Friday till the new school
is built, but from the appearance of
thinga it*will be somo time before
flicre will be any more school for the
kiddles.
Ouite a big crowd of the sports
109k in the football match at Hillcrest on' Saturday.
Mrs. 'Valter Warrsa, who has lived
In vamp for somo years past, ieft
camp this, week for the Old Country,
where*-she-intends3S~Bta^in>~f-vF"o>v*^*rr
Bpisco
125,000  People
Big* Bargains
in our line of
fine shoes,
for June Pay
R. M. BRISCO
Blairmore
Will See
CALGARY
Industrial
Exhibition
JUNE 30th
TO
JULY   5th
•  S110.000 will be expended to
lielp them enjoy it.
Reduced passenger rates.
Freight paid on Alberta Ex-
litbits.
Live stock unexcelled in the
West.
Splendid program of Muiic, Vaudeville. Firework*. Racei
L S. G. VAN HART
President.
R. B. RICHARDSON
Manager,' Calgary.
»i ia juamiious how Jar some of the
wot,il(l-bn prophets who pretend to
bo we!! Informed on 'coming events,
got from tho truth, For tho past fow
yoars a rumor gets periodically In circulation that this camp Is going to bo
shut down. On sovornl occasions
thcao rumors havo beon traced to a
fow tradesmen who hold a monopoly
hnre, tho object heluj? apparently to
prevent others from coming lo and
save opposition. The latest representative of the shephordV boy, who
cried, "a wolf, a wolf," when he knew
thoro was no wolf, however. Is *tid
to be 11 professional gentleman who
dja.w» a. d«c«ui Income from the workmen employed In and about the mines.
This *ontlom»n li credited with nny-
•** TABER NOTES ♦
♦ ♦
Work Is pretty slack around Taber
mines this month.' The big mine has
worked only aboiit'two days per week.
A number of miners from Diamond
City havo come to town tho last fow
days. It ls reported that the Canada
West will be taking on mon after tho
first of July.
The' annual olectlon of offlcors of
Local 102 took placo at tho last moating.' Tho now officers aro: President,
Joo WInwood; Vico-Presldent; B, Nugent;' Soorotary-Treasurer, A, Patterson; Rocordlng Secretary, J. Stain-
thorp. All tho offices woro contested
with tho exception of vice-president,
Tho olectlon for chockwolgh man for
tho Canada Wost mino took placo on
Monday. Thero woro throo candidates
In tho flold, H, Nugont (who hold offlco last your) Kd Drown and John Mc-
Ivor.   Brown waa oloctod.
A special mooting of Local J02 was
hold on Friday night to glvo Drs,
Leech and Hammond an opportunity
of explaining somo matters to tho
mon, In tho caso of (loorgo Solinfojy
who had boon chargfd fifteen dollnvs
hy Dr, .Harris for attending lo his
child, who had boon kicked hy a liorso;
tho doctors ngrniMl to rufund Jlro,
Sehafor his money, In tho meantime
a commlttoo win? nppolntod to draw-
up an ngroenuuit lo cover such cuhoh,
Tho minors have doeldod to cliange
trustees for I Iio hall, ns tho mon
whoso iiitmoH aro on thn title floods,
nro no longer members of the organization. Tho new tniHteoH nro W,
Jlluck and A. Ilntenuin.
Tlio jiiaelilnery for the new nloctrlc
light plant han nrrlved nnd Is bolng
liiHtnlled hut will hardly bo 111 roadl-
nous for Dominion Day.
Work N proceeding on tho IriHtnlla-
tion of thu new ear londor, A now
track scale Ih also being put In and
the screen am being liowly fitted nnd
a pleltiiig belt pill on, Two new
Hiiiolce-slarkH ;ir<* to bo put up and
considerable amount of othor rennlr
.i*)in m od (June, ilie mine will be In
rli:ii." .ur ., i,i.,..} ti,il,„U (iiiii sua-
son,
Tho out sido men nro entering n
team In tho tug-of-wnr content on
Dominion Day, A big celebration will
bo bold on that dnte, AH tbo r<v<i,i7..
Hfioris will bo pulled off, Including a
basehnll gamo and football garno for
a prize, Altogether thoro will ho flf-
tonn hundred dollars In prizes,
An epidemic of measles has broken
out In town, quite a number of children bolng down with the dl*ennf».
A mooting of tho sick and accident
fund will lw held on Sunday, Juno !!).
when the election of officers for the
year will bo hold. Tho auditor* will
also bring In their r»i«>rt of tho financial standing The past scanon has
beon a bad one for accident*, and has
been * heavy drain on the foniJi of
the club. Ev-fry mnn who wor'«
around the mine should bo a member
of the ilck flub tiro, help to keep
It ffolnir.
itends3S"-"staying~for"sbme
time. Mr. Warren will be leaving in
the near future to loin Mrs. Warren
and family.   Cs
The local team went to Michel on
Saturday to play a league fixture with
the Michel boys. They returned with
2 more points added "to their, score.
Keep it up, boys, and you will see
the silverware in Bellovue this fall,
also the medals.
Bob Levitt was at Coleman attending the league meeting on Saturday,
representing Bellevue footbll team.
The protested match between Fernie
and Bellevue was ordered to be played at some future date.
Mr. Ernest Mitchell met with a
vory painful accldont on Wednesday
whilo playing against Blairmore. ' Ho
had his chin bono split by being kicked In the leg. After tho doctor fixed
him up ho was brought home. It will
bo some tlmo bof6ro ho will bo able
to be about again.
The stork is still flying around
horo. Iio visited the homo of Mr. nnd
Mrs. F. Beal on Sunday and loft a
flno big son. Mother and child are
doing well, and tho father Is all
smiles.
Miss Olive Goodwin has beon'sick
with the motiBlos for somo time.
Mr. Archlo Burcey arrived In camp
this week and started work at No. I
mine.
The two daughters of Mr. Pearson
are down with tho moasles.
♦ '     ■■  - ♦
Wanted ovoryono to como ♦
to Bellevuo on July, tho first, ♦
to"tho monster sjiorts;twenty* ♦
six dlfforont events,   Seo tho ♦
programs and   don't■■ forgot ♦
the plneo  nnd  dato.    There ♦
novor wns sue'li n time since ♦
tlio flood. A
A.I.BLAIS
Grocer
We carry a full line of
Red Feather & Tartan Canned Goods
Prices Right
Satisfaction .guaranteed or money back
Phone 103        ;•;        Frank; Alta.
"The Store the People Own"
COLEMAN
FORMED
1907.
Co-operative Good at Factory
Prices for Ten Day More
11	
Wc have mailed particulars to all regular customers, if you
have not had a circular ask for one at the tho stores.
All Dry Goods, Mens Goods, Shoes, House
Furnishings at Cost for Ten   Days More
Tho Colomnn Co-operators are reforming
..undor the new Co-operative Associations
Act. All goods offered at reduced rates
and all art
re now goods this season.
Come and get a good selection
Keep the Money in the Pass
♦ ♦
WESTERN
CANADIAN
THE
Co-operative
COLEMAN
TRADING
CO., LTD.
F. M. THOMPSON
"The Quality Store'aa
CO.
\\-mm.YtC\r+£W**f\r* -0*. —* ,J
Dry Goods
«/
Clothing, Crockery, Boots, Shoes,
Fr
an
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/
\
"The Right Goods, the Right Price, The Right Treatment
Each and Every Time
\
Phone 25
Victoria St. Blairmore, Alta. ;I
PAGE EIGHT
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE. B. C, JUNE 28,1913
=ofiasa?
Indictment Against
U.M*W.A. Officials
We Are Ready to Scratch
off your bill any item of lumber not
found just as we represented. Theye
Ib no hocus pocus In
This Lumber Business
When you want spruce we do not
Bend you hemlock. When you huy
first-class lumber we don't slip in a
lot of culls. Those who buy once from
ub always come again. Those who
have not,yet made our acquaintance
are taking chances they wouldn't encounter if they bought their lumber
here.
KENNDEY & MANGAN
— Dealers in —
Lumber,   Lath,   Shingles,   Sash   and
Doors.     SPECIALTIES—'Mouldings,
Turnings, Brackets, and Detail Work
OFFICE AND YARD—McPherson ave.
Opposite G. N. Depot.   P.O. Box 22,
Phone 23.
ROYAL
HOTEL
FERNIE
Bar Unexcelled
All White Help
Everything
Up-to-date
Call in and
see us once
The federal grand jury indictment
brought against ' President John P.
White, Vice President Frank -Hayes
and 17 other officials and members of
the United Mine Workers of America at Charleston, W. Virginia, recently, in which the unionists are charged with violating the Sherman antitrust law by entering into a conspiracy in restraint of trade, will undoubtedly prove to be another epoch-
making ca6e before it is finally concluded.
In the class war that has been
waged against the miners for the3e
many years by the West Virginia operators the latterj after their diastr-
ous experience in the strike tn the
Charleston district during tho past
year, which has culminated in partial
recognition of the union and a Senatorial Investigation that is almost
certain to bare the atrocious aad slavish methods that have been practiced
by these modern feudal barons, find
themselves in a most unenviable position and are making desperate effort
to turn the tide that is running so
strongly against them.
The Davies, Blkines, Scotts" and
Guggenheims gave the word to their
poltical henchmen, having been checkmated in exercising their legislative,
executive and military powers, to
wheel their heaviest legal batteries
into action to make one more united
effort to defend their privileges, and
it may be taken for granted that no
expense will be spared to convict the
miners' . officials of the charges
brought against them ln the United
States Court.
Anyone conversant with the trade
union movement knows, ot course, that
the accusations that the miners entered into a conspiracy with the operators of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana
and Illinois to restrict the sale of and
drive from the market the West Virginia coal is an absurd claim which
cannot be substantiated when the
case comes to trial.
In fact, the operators' henchmen
contradict themselves in their indictment, weaken their case materially
and admit in so many words that they
have been enjoying throat-cutting privileges that are monopolistic in scope
when they charge that the miners
have attempted to organize the nonunion West Virgnia fields in order
to "fix wages" high enough "to enable
the coal operators in the .four «>m-
petiting states to compete favorably
with West Virginia operators."
JOHN PODBIELANCIK, Prop.
SYNOPSIS OP COAL MINING
IlISGUIiATIONS
COAL mlnlns rlghtB of tho Dominion, ln Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, tho Yukon Territory, the North
West Territories and in a portion or
the Province of British Columbia, may
bo loascd for a term of twenty-one
years at an annual rental of $1 an acre.
Not more than 2.BC0 acres wil bo'leasea
to ono applicant,
Application for a lease must be made
by tho applicant In person to tho
Agent or Suh-Agont of the district in
which th- rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory tho land muet Iio
(Utxcrllieii hv M'cuoisH. nr legal sub-divisions of socttoMb, find in unsurvoyoil
territory tho tract applied for shall bo
staked out by lliu applicant himself.
Each.apllcatloi) muBt bo nccompnniod
by ti foC of fb which will bo refunded If
the rlKhtH applied for aro not available,
but not otherwise, A royalty shall lie
paid on tho merohuntablii output of tho
mine at the rate of five cents per ton,
Tho person nporatlnK tbo mine shall
furnlHh tho Asmit with sworn roturns
accounting for the full quantity or merchantable coal mined an dpay tho royalty thereon, If the conl inlnliiir
rlRhts nro not bnlntf operated, suoh
returns should bo furnished at least
onrc a y-ar,
Thn loiiHo will tnclmlu tho coal mlHlnK
right* only, hut. tho Iuhhou iiiiiy ho per-
mlttoil tu purclinvo what(;ver available
»urface rights may bo curifliJini.U necessary for tlu< working of tho mint-
tt tho rate of 110,00 an acre, ,
For full Information application
should tm iniiili-. to the Kecretary of thn
Department of tho Interior, Ottawa, or
to any AKi'tit or Sub-Aitent of Denitu-
(on I.umlM,
\V. W. Cory,
Deputy Mlnlstor of the mtorIf>:\
N.IJ—■Uniiuilinri.'i'd publication of this
advertisement will not bo nalO for.
JOHN  BARBER, D.D.8., LD8„ !
DENTI8T I
Office: Johnstone and Falconer Block I
(Abovo HlenadoH'g Drug Store) i
Phonu 121 j
Houri: 8.30 to 1; 2 to 5. j
IteBldcnco: 21, Victoria Avenuo. I
ment, unloaded fully 85 per cent of
their cheap scab coal in markets outside of their medieval state and have
actually come to imagine that they
possess some sort of divine rights and
are lords of all the territory they care
to survey beyond their own sacred
province. The West Virginia plutocrats, like the true bourbons that they
are, cannot conceive by what rigfct
anybody can or should "compete favorably" with them.
The charge that the United Mine
Workers are seeking to form a labor
monopoly is not anew—it is hurled at
every organization composed of workers who have banded together to save
themselves and their wives -and children from being crushed into hopeless poverty and becoming abject serfs
of just such greedy and tyrannical
masters as control West Virginia.
At the same time it must be admitted that the cour.ts are.not greatly
influenced by the justice and equity
of labor organizing and are co-operating to improve its material interests.
The worker has been compelled to
fight and suffer and sacrifice all tho
way up to the point where he claims
the right to own himself, and the
courts have always been handy tools
of oppression in the struggle.
For that reason, and many others
that might be cited, it wsill not do
to dismiss this latest capitalistic outbreak upon the assumption that the
miners wil gain an easy victory in
court. Aside from the fact that the
Sherman law has already been invoked against organized labor^ notably in
the hatters' case, new interpretations
are constantly given and old precedents quoted for the purpose of shackling the workers who are progressing
toward real economic freedom despite
all obstacles.
In short, the legal battle into which
the United Mine Workers have been
drawn is the fight of all organized labor and that of the unorganized as
well. If the miners win,' all labor will
be benefited; if they lose, the struggle becomes more Intensified and prolonged. In any event there will be no
surrender. If the verdict is adverse
to labor in the lower courts, the case
surely will be carried into the United States Supreme Court, and, if decided unfavorably there> it will be appealed to the court of last resort<-tlie
people.
In the end, perhaps, those workers
who stand' for peaceful and orderly
progress may thank the West Virginia
pluocrats for having given invaluable
CASUALTIES OF PEACE AND WAR
The direct casualties of war are
easily determined, but only in recent
years have ,we commenced to exercise
an active interest ih studying the
causes and scope of the casualties of
peace.     '      ,
One of the great life assurance associations has a conservation commissioner who shows that more than
200,000 infants- under five years of
age die' annually in the United States,
who might have been saved by proper care; that suicides number 15,-
00j annually; that 9,000 persons are
murdered; that 350,000 die from diseases of the heart, niood-vessels and
kidneys, of whlch) it is estimated,
210,000 could have' been saved; that
cancer carries off 75,000; pneumonia
1»5,000; tuberculosis 150,000; typhoid
and other germ diseases 200,000.
If we add to these figures 00,000,
people killed in industrial accidents
that might be avoided, we would have
a fairly comprehensive estimate of
the preventable deajths that occur annually in the United States.
The casualties of war are, with any
nation intermittent, for no country
would survive continuous warfare.
The casualties of peace are continuous and involve a vastly greater number of people. ' The casualties of the
entire Balkan war did not equal the
casualties of peace in the United
States last year.
[These facts an'd figures made it
apparent that while the cause of international peace is a vital one, the
cause of national good-health is evsn
of greater importance to a country.
During the next decade millions <t
dollars will be spent to promote the
conservation of health and life.—
Calgary Herald.
Little Villas for Miners
The truth is that the slave-driving
operators of West Virginia have, by
their own admissions in the indict-
GAS-PROOF COAL-CUTTING
MACHINES—SATISFACTORY
For some time the Pittsburgh Coal
Company has been experimenting at
three of its mines with gas-proof coal-
cutting machines with such satisfactory results that the" company intends
to use such machines in all of its
mines. The machine is the usual type
of electric machine that has been ln
use heretofore, but is equipped with
a hood or bonnet which so encloses
the'electric parts as to prevent dast
or gas from entering where a spark
might be given off, hence is free from
the dangers that attend a machine
not so equipped.
Officials of the company are progressive, and are adopting every
known precaution to prevent accidents from gas or dust explosions.
Each working place is required to be
examined for gas before a machines is
taken into ah entry or room. If gas
is found it is removed before cutting
The coal company that is under the
control of the Lackawanna railroad
company is constructing, near a group
of its mines at Nanticoke, Penna., a,
village of dwellings for the miners]"
to whom the company will rent six-
room'houses with generous plots of
ground attached for ?8 a month, rays
the New York Times Annalist. '
If the reality approaches the effect.'-
of the architect's plans this development by. the - Lackawanna company
will be about the prettiest as well
as the mosts useful of the plans
for housing employes' that have yet
appeared. Cheerful two-family houses,
twenty pairs of tuem, are ranged
around squares 600 feet long and.300
feet wide, with parked centres and
exterior streets.
The houses are' practically of solid
concrete, molded in one piece after
the idea of Thomas A. Edison, but
built by another man's patented adaptation of Mr. Edison's idea. Floors,
walls, roof, stairways, sinks and wash
basins< are made in a mold of "poured" concrete. The windows are framed with wood and* the doors, with their
frames, are of wood. There are
wooden strips imbedded in the floors
so that carpets may be tacked down.
Mr. Edison planned to make solid
concrete houses in collapsible iron
molds into which the concrete tn a
creanly consistency might be poured
all at once. A part of his Invention
was the process of getting an excellent surface on the resulting concrete block for highly decorative effects. In the process used by the
Lackawanna the walls may be poured
at one time, but the usual way is to
build up the house tier by tier, using mold frames that permit of construction a little at a time. The finish
is not the same, and each house must
be "sized" and painted.
Each dwelling has six rooms, with
an upstairs porch of the "sleeping
porch" order, and a front stoop and
back piazza below. Window openings
are" generous. The houses are really
attractive. Not the least important
is the fact that they are so constructed that, on occaslon< the furniture
may be removed and an entire house
thoroughly washed out with a hose.
It ought to be easy to keep the
houses looking tidy. If the miners
can be induced to maintain the landscape features of the villa-group idea
•in their pristine freshness these workmen's houses will be far more, 'attractive than many residences that
are much costlier.
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1 have ln my possession a prescription
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wishes to r*5galn his manly power.snd
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have a copy. So I have determined to
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This prescription comes from a physician who has made a special study ot
men 'and I am convinced It Ih tho purest-acting combination for tho cure of
deficient manhood and vigor failure
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1 think 1 owe it to my fellow man to
send them a copy in confidence so that
any mah anywhere who ls weak and
discouraged with - repeated failures
may stop drugging himself with harmful, patent medicines, secure what I
believe Is the quickest-acting restorative, upbuilding, SPOT-TOUCHING remedy ever devised,' and'so cure himself
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and I will send you a copy of this
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doctors would chargo $3.00 to $5,00 for
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this—but I send It entirely jtree.
AUbastiM is easily applied.    AH
you need to help
jrou is raid water
and a flat brush.
Alabastine   wall*
make the home
lighter, more-
cheerful and
beautiful, It will
not soften on the
wail like kalso-,*
mine. Because
it is a cement, it
yriilhardenwith i
age, become]
part of the wall |
ittelf, and last ^
fer many
years.
An Alabastine wall can
be re-coated withoufcremov-
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wall* are the most sanitary. They
are hygenic _ No insect or disease j
germ can live in an Alabastine wall.
Alabastine one room, and you'll
want them all  Alabaatined.
Church'i Cold Water
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Dropin and let ua show you beau- (
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FREE STENCILS
assistance to preciptate the political
revoluton that ended the reign of
their class.—Cleveland Citizen.
COLEMAN
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Why
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ARE UNIONS
" NARROW"
^vori-ris~aone; ;	
The gas-proof machine promises to
settle to a great extent the differences
now existing between the men and the
management on the use of safety-
lamps and electric .machines In the
same mine. Eight machines are in
use and others are being equipped
with gas-proof hoods at the Scott
Haven shops of the company.
A POLITICAL BOSS
A young lady reporter on a country
paper was sent out to interview leading citizens as to their politics.
"May I see the gentleman of the
-house?--she-asked-of-a-large-woman-
who opened the door at ono residence,
"No, you can't!" answered the woman, decisively. ,.v
"But I want to know what party he
belongs to," pleaded the girl.
"Well^ take a good look at me," she
said, sternly. I'm the party he he-
longs to."—Exchange.
Nowhere In the Pass can be
found In such a display of
Meats
We have the best money
can buy of Beef, Pork, Mutton, Veal, Poultry, Butter,
Eggs, Fish, "Imperator Hams
and Bacon" Lard, Sausages,
Weiners and Sauer Kraut.
PHONE OR CALL
Calgary Cattle Co.
Phone 56
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Watch thi dat* of tha •*plraU«* of
your subtcrljrtten which U printed on
tha Mm* label eonUlnlno your ad-
dress.
Lots in town and Lots
in subdivision in Coleman at all prices. Wc
ran suit your income.
Call and see us.
Coleman
Realty Co*
,i       AGENTS I-Oft
Fire Insurance and
Oliver   ypewriters
The trade unions are narrow, Is
the favorite expression of those who
assume a sort of guardianship over
the working people, This sentence
Is always supposed to be the last
word, delivered with crushing force
against men and women who cnn
point to gains made for tho tolling
masses of our land, and which Rains
are so numerous we have long since
lost count of them, says an exchange.
Any fair Investigator will agree that
there Is no limit to the activities of
trade unionism, nor are tho members
hampered except by their own intelligence and luck of capacity, which all
will agree is rapidly expanding.
Trades unionism ls tho first infltltu-
tion nny public-spirited person calls to
mlml whon interested In social ami uplift work,
"Xarrownoaa" Is not shown by tho
trade union movement whon It stands
beforo law-making bodies nnd .irgos
the abolishment of clillrt lnhor, regulation of women labor, reduction nf
working hours, compensation anil liability nets, protection of Hfo ancl limb
In factory and fihop, free school
hooks and countless othor menaurea
daily becoming moro gonornlly no-
ccptcil, thanks to tlio prrslstonco, ni?l-
latlon and education of trades unions,
that have "overthrown economic notions in dealing with social chiinges.
T!m>ho lawH, It, must be rniwhiborod,
nro urged to npply to nil lnbor, both
organized nnd unorganlxod,
A moro HtiiU'inont Is one thing, but
evidence Ih qulto different, nnd wo
nsk olthor opponent, or frlond to point
1o ono ollwr Institution tlmt ran com-
piirn with trado unions for unselfish-
iiohh, Hnrrlflco nnd work nctunlly nc-
coiuiillshcd and which ban benefited, cither directly or Indirectly, -ovory
humni) being,
"Hut," our opponents say, "you nre
unrrow when you restrict your mom-
bershlp."
Wo flout restrict our membership,
We bine no desire to cmntu n "Job
trust." liMition should bIiow the fully
of trade unlouluts, oven would thoy
ho doslro, of nttemptlnp to crenln a
monopoly of tho labor market ami ho
opposed not only by employers, but
iMhU  I)*,   i»   lUtti*; ilflO)   VI   U(«V*t4«ii*tui^<rtJ)
r.'.nlv tn (nice the jdnet-n Ihe miUm!/*;-/
vneato.
Wo open our doors to ©very mnn
iuul woman who works, and * urge
them to Join tho organisation of th-elr
em ft Verv few nrsrnni/ntlont hftve
hi idler Itiitntlon fees than $2. The
v.iHt majority of them hnvo lower figures, Such powerful unions ns tho
machinist*, carpenters, printer*, minora and other organization* havo !ow
Inltatlon fees. And oven tliexo foon
nro mnny tlmos act nulde nnd worhow
urn urged to Join without coat,   Or
The Breaking
Up of Homes
A slave never had a home. He had
a cnbln or a hut and there he could
breed children that would bo wealth
to his owner. But at any time ho
might be taken from tho cabin nnd
sont away nnd his family scattered
to all points of thc compass
It ls Just so with tho working clnss.
The farmers, In a mensuro, aro attached to tho soil, nut tho farm
papers contlnunlly assort, that the old
stock Is drifting nwny und tho farms
in tho vicinity of the cities aro either
taken up by rich people and turned
Into country estates, or else tenants
nro coming ln imd working the places
for a fow yenrs, robbing tho land still
further and completing tho ruin of
tho buildings, Wage workorH In fac
tory towns formorly sought to got
possession of t\ cottngo, "n roof thoy
could cnll their own." Now thoy recognize that this la nn Impediment,
There ia uo Buroty of employment In
tho town In which thoy livo, whero,
perhaps, thoy may hfivu been burn ami
whero their fathers worked bororo
then?. They must he rendy nt. nny
tlmo to go forth In nenrch of employment. Thoy nro not sold nB slaves,
Thoy nre simply traiiHforred as lunula,
nnd they must pay tho coBt of trims.
portnllon,
They nro really slnves nnd thoy
know nil the bitterness of bondage,
They know
"How Hiilt IiIh food who fares
Upon      (Uicithnr'ti    breitd—-howr
steep his jmth
Who trendeth up nnd down an-
other'H Hlnlrs."
He produces the food, nnd It Is not
his. Hu builds iho btalrs a ml tho
house, nnd thoy belong to othoi'H. Thn
producers and the builders own nothing except their power for themselves,
They go to land, even nilloH from a
habitation,   it |a hold for speculation
.iliu    llu;    (.lllilUi    iHIll*    IMl*i.       **>*)
i.'o lutt-t the wllflenicR!'*, nml the Lumber Trust makes thorn move on. Thn
hind l« hold until tho lumber i» want-
oil. If they go up Into tho rftouiuuiiiH
they will find thnt nomo company has
taken powidon of tt. and lu holdlug
It lor "■■developinc-M."', Jt they bo ia
the seashore thoy will find somebody
has acquired "rights" thero and they
nniHt keep off tho sand.
Iloeauw of the fact that tho work-
era* homes are contlnunlly broken np,
younger workers hesitate to atnrt *%
home,   they Vnnw that H «ttir*i»t liiht
Captallsm first destroyed tho homo
Industries, and then it destroyed ngrl-.
culture that wns carried on in connection with somo handicraft. It ruined
many fine rural districts nnd turned
tho workors into factory hnndB. During the last thirty years, on an ovor
Increasing scale, it has been reducing
the workers to wanderers who must
go from ono placo to another in soarch
of employment. Thoro nro no statistics on the number of homos thnt,
have been destroyed through this
process, but thoy number hundreds of
thousands, „ Tho destruction will continue with grontor rapidity, for homes
are in tho wny of tho froo oxcrclGO of
capitalist rights. Tho workors do not
want it done, hut tho ciipllnliHltj n-coil
It,
Every tlmo men nro thrown out of
employment or blacklisted, there la
nn Increased chance thnt a home will
thereby bo broken uj* This Is not tho
capitalist's lookout. Ho may bo so
sorry that he will give nomo money
to nn orphan or nu -Insane nsyluui, hut
he wouldoiot do anything thnt would
shako this republic to Its foundations,
Iio would not, for liiHtnnco, faco the
fnct thot the wago uyatoni Im tho
thing Hint breaks up homos nud that
Increases tho army of prostitution,
Mo mh;.hl even go ihi fnr nH to '.'Ivo
money to liivesHwito'tho 'social ovli,"
hut fnr be it from him to do anything
to end It, Iln knows Iniitlnctivoly th.il
anything I Imt would end It would end
lilm, nnd he prefora to boo ovnry homo
siMTiflcml lather limn Joho his profits.
—N. Y. Cnll.
WOULD THATl
• Thomson & Morrison
Funeral Directors Fernie* B. C.
Local Agents
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J. A. CALLAN, Prop.
BELLEVUE, Alta.
*
jmnlr.er» are mantolnlng by all unloni, jlonn. At present the wholo Induatrlal
and the»» men ar« ■rontimuilly «trW-t»u*ni> U |.hiu:iU,uUy auuplug out !a
Ing to Intweat the non-unlonUU—Jh«y ieiit* it hire* from the landlord*,
are rontinnatly striving to prove that Whenever there It an tnduattial atmg.
we do not furor mnklriR our mo\»- *le hundred* of them are ejected from
ment an exclusive one. tht»»e tenU, or float*, and ««»* alw*
Th« tiM^ w»l»t»* ««* *» «M» a* Ho nome oilier plafe.
hnmanlt*- They aw hot "narrow," j Incompatibility of temperament ta i
bnt the charge aw he *n-fewftilly ] n^Mbl* tnctm tn*th« frrwiMft.* "»> *»{
fantmoA on tho** o««»lde our vanka home* compared with iM-MHrttj of
who tell of our fnulia, hot. "who know employment. The homo, therefore,
©«."—I-Ataf1 Vt.lt. !&■»* to to, asd it !* folnf fi*t-
'Twns at tho play: tho vllllnn his-
Hod, nud milked his hateful cigar-
otto; tho lovers wopt nnd hugged nml
kissed nud said things would lie nil
right yot. Hut all thlnga scorned to go
till    .. tu.l-s,   l|H!    1 11.4,1..   Ii,tl4   ii.il.ha   i.ii
}\\'.; wny. \t rift en ninfle the -vrMer liihf
to take n hnnd within the fray,
I aald: "Ho l»'n hnloful pup; If in
my hands I hnd hia throat, I'd tear him
In small plecea up—yoa, 1 would surely pet hia goat; I'd like to tako ono
Hciild ciom in iiim—to nintti (film in th-a
alata; I'd llko to turn him Insldo out',
i would, I would, goldnrnmy cat*!"
"Oh! 1 could hnrdly keep my *eat,
at time* to leave it I would atart, Intent to turn him to dead mont—to boo
the color of hia heart.
l\*»t, aiit:i all ihcfM is,** tm need for
"truly youra" to lako a hand -another
hero uiaJc Mui blued and laid hliu
dead upon tlw strand; aa vl«a waa
vamiulahed, virtue won. and things
were changted to Joy from woe, It end-
nl up with Justice done, ai on the
atago it'a ever ao.
Oh! would the life of every day wa*
a* U'» {»teUt<*t on Un* »tj»x.., t*n*n you
and f with truth could aay: -At tat
draw* near the Oolden Arc!"—Dy
Wilfrid Orlhhla 1n Weitern CfarfoB.
Imperial Bank of Canada
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. 3rd Ten '(10) laps over the overcast nnd through
Llie tunnel, then take down the eanvas and return
same to place where found.
4th Take dummy man on stretcher through th'j
tunnel and around the room lour (4) times for eacli
pair of men.
5th Curry ..each other around the room once,
then take ten (10) laps over thc stairway, through
the tunnel, ancl around the room.
6th vErect brick stopping iii thc tunnel, one and
one-half (1^) bricks thick with box regulator in
same, then take dummy man on stretcher around
thc room and through the regulator twice for each
pair of men. Take down and pile bricks neatly
where found.
7th Remove and replace Oxygen cylinder and
Potash cartridge while kneeling.
Sth   Crawl a distance of thirty-six (3G) feet.
9th Carry three (3) props to top of stairway
and set them in place designated.
10th Take down props and return same to place
where,found, then saw three (3)- pieces off timber
provided for the purpose, afterwards make as many
laps as possible around the room and over the stair-
way within the time limit of two (2) hours.
Before b-eing-grante(La-'cert-ificatc-of-competetic-\'-
the candidate has to pass an oral examination, and
not only are the questions exceedingly technical,
and call for an intimate knowledge of the apparatus, but the student must also be well posted
iu mine gases and the general science of coal mining to obtain his diploma.
Just so long as men outrage nature ahd trespass
on her resources, just.so long will she demand her
tribute; experience teaches, true, but eveiyday
we have to face fresh difficulties, and what
science may discover in tlie future to obviate or
minimize these fatalities we do not care to guess.
But, Ihis we do know: Man with ever-increasing
activity is striving to win from nature her resources and. will dare anything to obtain possession. To him nothing that lie can possibly secure
will bc regard otherwise than as his—this is man's
conception of his right of possession. This prerogative, however, he cannot secure without sacrifice,
and it would seem that the rescue crew when they
rush in on their mission of mercy are part oE the
great atonement that has to be made every day
for our sacriligeous desecration of nature.
The workers of the Crow may differ in their appreciation of governments—men,.always did, and
always will—but on this tliey are agreed: The
Mine Rescue Station and the training of men is
but obeying tho dictates of humanity—the prcser-
-vation"o£-Hfc=andHnTjaTiying~mi1rthi^\\wl*r"tlic
finest and noblest traits of human nature find expression.
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PANORAMIC VIEW  OF CITY OF  FERNIE   TAKEN   YEAR   AFTER   FIRE
The city of Fernie is situated in South Eastern
British Columbia, nestling: hetween the great snow-
tipped mountains of the famous Hoelncs; being
hounded on the "Wesl by the beautiful and swil't-
flowing Elk.
The river flats form some of the best ngricultural
land in the country, and a visit to the Canadian
Dairy Farm will convince one of its wonderful
fertility. The climatic conditions are ideal for
dairy farming, lint agriculture is jiot the industry
that has built up this thriving and principal citv
of the Crow's Xest Pass. In the early seventies a
bold and intrepid pioneer named AVilliam Fernie
in company with I wo hired men, while prospecting
near Alartyn Creek for gold, noticed coal float in
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BEING A NARRATION OF PRINCIPAL   EVENTS  OF  OUR   CITY
WITHIN    THE    LAST    DECADE
(BY W.  L.  PHILLIPS)
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Crow's Nest Pass
Goal Company
FERNIE,
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Mines at
Coal Creek,
Michel and
Carbonado
Coke Ovens at
Fernie,
Michel and
Carbonado
Crow's Nest Coal
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cioncy >vhich it lias undergone, has yet
find its superior.
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Analysis of Crow's Nest Blacksmiths' Coal
Moisture •      •      •       "7")
Volatile Matter     -   25.15
Fixed Carbon -      -   «!)•:«)
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Crow's Nest Coal
IN COMPETITION WITH THE WORLDS
HliST COAL
the bed of (he streams, lie was led. by tliis, to
make a more careful examination of tho steep
mountain sides and finally to discover at an elevation of about 6.000 feet the outcrop of a 30-foot
scam of coal.
Dr. George M. Dawson, director of the Geological        -_=-__;=_____--
Survey of Canada, was tlie first authority lo recognize the value and possibilities of theso coal areas.
He passed through the country in 18S1, and although there was only time for a cursory examination, his keen perception and intuitive scientific
genius enabled him 1o prepare a monograph, tlie
accuracy of which has been fully established
by the subsequent detailed surveys.
"While Dr. Dawson may be called the scientific
pioneer of the Crow's Nest Pass, to "William Fernie
is the credit due, who was shrewd enough to conclude that this find might be of considerable importance. The Crow's Nest Pass Company was
formed about ]8!)6, Mr. AVilliam Fernie becoming
one of its directors, and it is to his wonderful tenacity and ability that the existence of a railway and
well developed iniiiesuis an accomplished fact.
The Crow's Nest'Pass Company operate at present principally at Coal Creek and Michel. Coal
Creek, five miles from Fernie, and 550 higher, connected to this city by the M. F. & M., has a large
number of mines in operation. The field operated
by the company, extends over an area sixty miles
long, with a width in some places of sixteen miles.
At Morrissey, opposite the mines of the Crow's
Nest Pass Co., extensive deposits of coal were dis-
.coveted, by-the-G*. .E, JR TlieseLdeposits-_w_ere_prQSi
peeled some 13 years ago, and a main entry was
driven in about SOO feet, through a solid seam or
coal, 30 feet thick. The Laurier Government reserved this valuable land and granted the C. P. II.
the Hosmer mines. Rumor has it that this splendid deposit, will be operated in thc near future.
'Twill not require any lengthened arguments ov
labored explanations to convey to the average mind
Ihe stability of Fernie's industrial life and activity.
Coal is one of the commercial commodities that
has as yet not been replaced to any degree with
an adequate substitute. No matter what other
utilities may bo dispensed with, coal is a vital and
absolutely necessary factor in the business av
domestic life of nny community.
That this city undoubtedly possesses adviiutages
as a manufacturing aud distributing center, which
it is sought to places before the outside world—
stability nnd prosperity, freed from the fluctuations anil spasmodic, growing periods chnr-
aeteristie of many western towns of the mushroom growth and real estate boom variety in
guaranteed liy the permanent and sound nature of
tlie chief industry, viz, conl inining. "
The (Vow's Nest Pass Company owns nu'd con-
Irols extensive coke ovens, wliich employ a large
number of men and produces a-splendid marketable coke. ' "'" „  '
The yearly oui put of coal is from 800,000 vo
!)()(),()()() tons per year, but General Mni'iigor Wilson
will nol; be satisfied until it leads ahead of one million tons pur year.
A fair share ol! disasters have befallen the city
of Fernie, In Ihe year 1002 an awful explosion
occurred in No, 2 mine, resulting in llie dealh of 129
brave miners, and many an old timer has it thrilling story to tell of the dangers encountered and the
heroism displayed by the rescue party. Every
effort, however, is put forward to prevent accidents
at llie miiicH by llie present general manager, Mr.
W, R. Wilson. -y-x.'.f ■„ * ,.,.,. .,.,,
The 11, (.'. government lias also installed one of
the finest rescue stations in the province in Fernie.
It is equipped witli the most modern Hfcsiiviiig apparatus ami Mr. Oeo. O'Brien, who is in charge and
also instructor, will invite you cordially lo inspect
the wonderful Dnieger apparatus, .in instrument
that has saved many a life in a mine full of poisonous gases. The training at the rescue station is a
rigorous one, and none but the strong need apply
for instruction, for George hates the shirker. It
is to be hoped that a large percentage of the miners
will take advantage of the training offered free by
_ ^ government, wliich must lessen appreciably tho
fatalities in the mines.
Talk about disasters, the great, fire of 1908. is     .__        ._ ■_
without parallel on the North American continent.
To the stranger looking around, it is incredible to
his mind thai the city was at one time almost entirely obliterated from the faces of the earth by
the unsparing and ruthless hand of the fire fiend.
History in this city practically dates fiom the fire,
and it is a household word to speak of events, "before the fire," and "since the fire." The complete
histroy of the disastrous conflagation will never
be told, for several of those who could relate the
most horrible chapters, were caught with no
avenue of escape open to them, surrounded by a
veritable sea of hissing and devourinng' flame,,
their death struggles mocked by the untamed elements, and their last cries unheard and 'unheeded. To non-residents and to those who have never
experienced a similar catastrophe, 'tis folly to attempt to pen-picture, even in the most meagre ancl
homely fashion, the happenings of the few short
hours on that fateful Saturday afternoon. None
but those who were scorched by that fire can fully
conceive what happened, and even their descriptions, vivid and life-like as they may be, can -coii-
-\-ey-_but_poorly_w:hatthey_exp_cilenced.	
At the close of the year 1912 a snow-slide o;2-
Thc various religious bodies and organizations
are well represented, and a deep religious interest is
evident by thc splendid edifices that have been built
in recent years. The'last addition to the number
of these sacred edifices, is the Church of l"he Holy
Family. The structure, of concrete and brick,
beautifully finished inside, is the largest, ehureh in
the interior of British Columbia. Its eleven strained glass windows are the gifts of the different nationalities, societies and imluvidusil members of
the congregation. There is a seating capacity in
the church for seven hundred people. When entirely completed its cost will be in the neighbor-
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curred at Coal Creek, when with a deafening roar
tons of soft snow slid down the sleep mountain
sides, carrying away the carpenter shop and burying in tlie debris six men of whom three were killed
outright while three men clearing the track were
also killed. Yet, despite all these catastrophes and
misfortunes the courage of its citizens has made the
city progressive and prosperous.
To possess the finest drinking water in Canada,
is the proud boast of all the citizens. The undertaking involved the piping of water from Fairy
Creel;, where an immense pressure per inch is
available throughout, thc year. But the paramount
fact is that we draw our supply from a*,stroam as
pure as crystal, undefiled by civilization, whose
source is hidden away in the eternal vastness of
our grand old Rockies.
The muncipalization of an electric plant, luis
proved a boon to the citizens for street lighting, as well i.V power to liiniiiifacturers,
The civic buildings, such us Iho city hall and
fire hall, display the deep interesl tnken by the
city fathers in llie .welfare of the city, The I'ire
fiend is now, kept within"bounds;- for Chief McDougall, with his efficient staff of.fire fighters are
always on the nlerl. Tho I'ire hall and ils splendid
system of locating fires is a credit to the eity, and
when the fire bell tolls forth its warning message,
Ihe most nervous person need betray no dread, for
the* citizens have every confidence that the fii"i
fighter will prevail.
In .matters of education, the citizens of Fernie
havo nothing to be ashamed of. The children,
numbering upward of 1"i00, are iieeuuiiiiodiitcd in
splendid schools. The Central School, situated on
Victoria avenue, impresses one with the wonderful
strides made to give the children the most perfect education. The trustees are enlarging Iho
present school by building n front, elovalion, which
happily is well nigh completed, Tho teaching stuff
to an efficient, one, ninny of the teachers having
won their degrees nt various colleges in the province and Dominion. hThe art of leaching is by no
means an easy one, especially in Fernie, the children being drawn from homes of a varied clmnu*tei\
and their parents speak in many languages, for
the citizens of b'ernio are a cosmopolitan people.
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~   Past and Present
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hood of $30,000.   Robert Kerr, of Fernie, was the
architect and builder of the church.
The providing of sports for the people has been
in the" hands of the Fernie Athletic Association,
and they have carried out their duties in a most
commendable manner. The Fernie Athletic Association -which dates its origin back some ten
years,. is now composed of representatives from
the various amateur athletic organizations in the
city: from the city council, and other organizations
which take sufficient interest in out door recreation to nominate delegates. In other words it represents the combined energies of the citizens who
are interested in its objects. Its aim is the advancement of all true sport and the providing of suitable means for its enjoyment. At present it is giving its attention to the completion of tho athletic
grounds in the City Park and when thc tracks,grand
stands and other necessary buildings are erected
and puid for,,its surplus funds will be devoted to
tbe opening up of the waterways in the park.  The
executive is indebted to assistance received from
the council and private citizens and feels satisfied tliat an inspection of the work will show that
thc moneys intrusted to it have been well expended.
The general body of the citizens, however, do not
seem to realize what work has been done nor. to understand the scope of the objects of the association, and a little more interest would give encouragement. The park" is situated at the south
end of the city and many of the citizens are takiug
advantage of this attractive spot, and arc camping
on Uie grounds. On Dominion Day, July 1st, the
Athletic Association is again celebrating the occasion by providing an excellent program of sports,
upwards..of $1000 being g'iven in prizes.
Mr. "\\T. R. Wilson is also providing a day's enjoyment for thc children and the sports will be held
on the grounds around the Coal office.
We trust the day will be fine for the love of sports
and tho celebration of Dominion Day.
W. L. PHILLIPS
SECTION'MEN STRIKE
Fort William   Has More Labor Strife,.
When C. PS R. Workers Demand
/More Pay
FORT WILLIAM, One, June 24 —
Seventy-eight section men employed
in the Fort William terminals of the
C. P. R. have gone on strike demanding an increase in pay from $2,00 to
$2.50 a day.
Officials say that the men who walked out are not regular section men,
but were engaged during a. rush period, and that they do not belong to the
international brotherhood.
STUDENTS TO BE TRAINED FOR WAR
By R. A, Dague
The. following announcement was recently sent
out by the Associated Press:
"Washington, D. C.—College men, under thc
latest scheme devised by the War Department, will
be organized into a reserve corps of officers available for the command of volunteer troops.in case
of war. Secretary Garrison and Major General
Leonard Wood, Chief of Staff, would establish two
camps of instruction, one at Gettysburg, and.the
other at the Presidio "at Monterey, Calif., where the
students would be sent to be placed under direct-
instruction of regular army officers who will be
detailed to the two posts.
"Under the plans, students Volunteering for instruction and drawn from the Eastern and Southern Universities would be transported to Gcttys-
burg, while those from other sections of the country
would go to the Pacific coast. The plan has beeu
carefully worked out and able-bodied students over
seventeen years of age will be given opportunity
to learn the duties of an officer in command of
men."   ,
Only a few weeks ago the announcement was
made that "an Army League of the ' United
States" had been organized, the object of which
is tb secure legislation authorizing the creating.of |
BUILDING   PORT   NELSON
OTTAWA, June 24,—A. P. Hazen,
the engineer who surveyed and laid out
the* plans for the Hudson's Bay railway terminals at Port Nelson; who
sails from Halifax next week will
have with him a gang of 130 men to
commence the construction of wharves
and piers. A dredge will be sent up
In a few weks.
The membership subscription in
the American Typographical Union Sa
graduated' according to the amount
earned. It is, therefore, impossible
to arrive at the exact, earnings of all
members: Taken from the last year's
report, the average yearly earnings
for all union workers were as follows:
In the year 1909, $897; in 1910, $953;
in 1911 ?974i and in 1912 $992. The
eight-hour day is the general rule,
but in certain sections the introduction of the five day week has lieen effected.
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TmTmmense federal army, and now we are informed
that college boys are to be given military training.
It is very evident that David Starr Jordan was
correct in the statement he recently made that "a
very great effort is being made the world over
to fill the air with a war talk."
I warn innocent college students nnd all boys
against the efforts to inoculate them with the virus
of war—of murder! Bright uniforms, glistening
bayonets, waving flags, the glorious strains of
music from the military bands, the gold lace and
prancing steeds arc inspiring—but these things nro
not war—no, no!
My pen is too feeble to tell you of the awful realities of war. I can only say that tlio soldier is
expected to obey his officers. But now look: Ovor
there, beyond the ravine, are thousands of other
boys, not one of wQiom you havtJ over seen, or who
has over done you nny harm. They are nearly all
working boys.
Now you are ordered by an officer to rush nt
thorn like demons and to run your bnyonots through
thoir hearts to slash open their skulls with your
sabres, and with tho butt ends of your guns boa;,
out; their bruins! Tho battle is on! Oh God!
Whnt a* spectacle! It is a sight to make angels
weep. Now tho ominous roar, the bullets hiss, tlio
shells   scream,   riderless   horses,   mutilated   nn*1
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23   CaultJicai.,,.......,, F. WheuiJoy, Uankiicadi Alta,
4R1   Beaver Creole Who. Ttovlu, Heaver Citsal, vin Plixiiknr, Alta,
481   Dellovuo  James Burke, Dox 30, Kelleyuo Alta.
2108   Blalrmoro ..........-.. W. L. Evans, Blalrmoro, Aim.
840 .*Bursal*............... T. a. HorrloB, Paasburg, Alto.
JJ227   Carbondalo....,,,,,,, .T. Mltcholl, Carbondale, Coleman, Alta.
1 SS7   rnnwiero  j:. D, TkuC-Uk, CmuuHu, AU».
£033   Colomnn  W, Graham, Colomnn. Alta.
2877   Corbin,..,,.,., J. Jonos, Corbin, B, 0. ■
1120  Chinook Minos,...... W. R. Hughes, Chinook, via Diamond City, Alt,
2178  Diamond City.* J. B. Thornhlll; Diamond City, Lothbrldgo.
2314  Pernio,............... Tho*. Uphill,Fornlo,B. 0.
1263  Frank.........* Bvan Morgan,' Frank, Altn.
2467   HoBraor ..,., W. Bald of stone, Hosmer, B, G, i
1088  Hllleroat....,,,'....... Ja*. Gordon, HIJlorost, Altn.
674   Lothbrldgo ,,,  L.' Mooro, 1731 Sixth Avenue, N. Lothbrldgo,
1180  Lehbrldgo Collier to*., Frank Barrlngbam, Coalhurst, Alta.
2829   Maple Leaf  T, O. Harriet, Passburjr, Alta.
2334   Michel M. BurrelU Michel, B. C.
14  Monarch Mlna. Wm. Hynd, Blcan P. O., Taber, Alt*.
23Ci2  Passburg..., T, O. Harries, Paasburir, Alta.
%hWl  Hoyel View,,......... Geo. Jo dan, Itoyo! CoUlorios,Lcthbrldae, Alta
101 Taber. .,•,.,,,,. A Pattorson, Taber, AIM
blooding, gallop inndly over the field; the yel^
and curses and groans ol! men rend tlio air.   Tlere
in one plaeo, wljpro n shell has exploded, are hundreds of boys.   Many nre IipiuIIorh; somo have liml
their limbs torn off.   Many aro seen with interna]
organs protruding from mutilated lioilioH; blood
and bruins aro bespattered on trees and roelcs and
ground.   Evorywhero nro   crawling,   'wriggling
youths,' crying, moaning, dying; with limbs slnit-
teruil or shot; away.   Somo have had their eyen
shot out, whilo tho Faces of othors woro torn away.
All aro blond-bespattered and some hnvo Hwldonly
gono innntio.   Over thoro iH a poor hoy, one Ing
gono, part of his free allot lively, totally blind.  Sep;
ho ih clutching the honrth with his bloody■-stiffen-'
ing fingers and lie is crying, " Mother i mother!
moili—•" Thoro, he is (lend.
Now, why i« nil thiH fiondiRlinosH?
Who is responsible for thiH greatest of nil curse*
that ninkoH a literal hell in this world
Is there any good reason why these kind-henrt.nl
farmer boys and college students should suddenly
become mich inhuman innrrWerq—<moh vnrttnblo
fiendR?
No; there 3s no renson. They nro dchicdd by
ltingn and czars nnd greedy plutocrats who lust for
"more territory or larger markets or bigger profit.*,
or who want to steal something from a neighboring
nsition. They arc tiie stock-waloring brand of
Christian statesmen. They are the coal barons,
the enslavers of children and other exploiters or!
working people who want boys trained as soldiers
so that, when .ordered, they will shoot- to death
each worker who strike for ah increase of wages or
to better their conditions.
There are also the professional warriors who love
war for war's sake—men who enjoy thc hell of
carnage and death and whose highest ambition is
to become colonels and generals. AVhat do such'
men care for,the simple-minded youths butchered
on the bloody battlefield? AVhat do they care for
the tears of anguish of the mothers of those boys?
Nothing. AVhat care they for the awful waste of
war? Every time a modern ' drcadnaught discharges a broadside it costs the people $20,000.
A poet truly says—
"Whether your shell hits the target or not,
Your cost is six hundred dollars a shot;
You thing of noise and flame and power,
AVe feed you a hundred barrels of flour
Each time you roar. Your flame is fed
AVith twenty thousand loaves of bread.
- Silence!  A million hungry men
Seek bread to fill their mouths again."
A magazine writer says that the' official reports
show that the cost of- militarism in the United
States for theJlifteenjnonths-ending-June-80r-190*0r"
was greater than the total value of all the books,
libraries, lands, grounds, buildings, furniture,
scientific apparatus, machinery and all the endowments and all productive funds of all kinds belonging to all our universities and higher institutions of
learning. About seventy per cent, of the nation's
aggregate income is being spent for past wars and
the preparations for war.
Now, let me say to the man who proposes to go
to my boy in college, to poison his mind by inoculating him with tho war virus, that I look upon him
as my implacable enemy.   Rather would I that
he lets loose upon mo a mad dog or a venomous
viper or makes n murderous assault   upon   my
person.   I would prefer that he stabs me in tho
heart or crushes my skull till tho brains ooze out
and I am dead, than lo have him by deceptive
sophistry, persuade my boy that it is a gallant, a
glorious thing to be a professional soldier, and,
at the command of some officer, go forth to as-
snult, shoot, stab and kill other human beings and
fill the earth with the lamentations of mothers,
the cries of orphans and the hospitals mid homes
with cripples—i'ollow-mortnls, loo, against whom
lie has no grievance.
There is no necessity for the leading nations of
the earth to expend seventy-two par cent, of the
national income for war materials.   The time has
(iiiino for disarmament.    The world Jms had the
teachings of Jesus 2,000 years.    This filling air
with war talk by the jingoes should bo shut off.
The politicians and heartleSH graftei'H who arc trying to hcep alive the war spirit should be scut into
oblivion.   Tlie military men who are forming an
"Army League of the United Slates" with a view
to building up a great fedora] army, the college
presidents and professors who are encouraging
militarism among tlio studentH, the Y. M. C, A,
officers and deluded if not hypocritical pastors of
churches who are promoting   the   Baden-Powell
Scout movement—these must be met by peace-loving people and defeated in their adroitly 'concocted
Hchomes to plant the KeedH of war anil murder in
the tender iniriito of. the boys of America.
There are many problems of great interest before
the stateHmenn and philanthropists of the world
today pressing for solution, The most important
nf thorn all fas Shall we liave peace or shall war
with.all its,unspeakable, hellish, atrocioiisiiess. eon.
tinuo to curse the world! ,
Render, what ■!» .,*,,* »**$ '  /wc ><Mi,iW univeivtiii
BERLIN, Ont,, June 25.—The newspaper offices here Issued delayed editions today, owing to failure of the
Hydro power, Tho Daily Telegraph-
used a motorcycye late in the..afternoon to provide power for the typesetting machines, and had the forms
on the press when the power was
turned on at 6:30 o'clock. The News-
Record issued a small hand-bill informing its readers that the power
was off.
COLEMAN
Billiard and
Pool  Parlor
Two Billiard Tables
Three Pool Tables
Bowling Alley
Hairdressing
Cigars
J. Graham, ?£2P:
G. A.
Grand Union Hotel
COLEMAN, Alta,
Best of Accommodation
We cater to the workingman's trade
CLAIR .•-.• Proprietor
THE      ■* ,   A   gSSi%Si1864
ome Bank* Canada
NOTICE   OF   QUARTERLY   DIVIDEND
Notice ia hereby given that a Dividend at the rate of Seven per cent.
(7 ) per annum upon the paid-up Capital Stoclc of this Bank has been
declared for the three months ending the 3lst May, 1913, and the
same will be payablo at its Head Office and Branches on- and after
Monday, June 2nd, 1913. The Transfer BAok8_ffiilL_be,,cipspd-iroffi-the—
.17th-to«the--31st*"Mayr"l913, both days inclusive.
ANNUAL   MEETING
•■■ The Annual Meeting of the Shareholders of the Home Bank of Canada
will be held*at the Head Office, 8 King st., West, Toronto, on Tuesday,
the 24th. day of June, 1913, at 12   o'clock  noon.
By Order of the Board,
JAMES MASON,
Toronto, April 16th, 1913. General Manager.
BY-LAW   TO    INCREASE   CAPITAL
It Is the Intention at the above Meeting to submit for tho consideration and approval of tho Shareholders a By-Law to authorize the increase
of tho Capital'.Stock of the Bank to $5,000,000.
A. C. LIPHARDT
JEWELLER AND OPTICIAN
FERNIE        :: ::    .    ::
B.C.
" I Grow Hair, I
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pence :int\ a wiivtAwil }iiidh*;ihi,inl, or.vlo ,v«»» want
war, ami curuatfo, and IjlooiMied, and tn hiii km thn
otherwise happy world a veritable hell—Minora'
Magazine.
Hnlrfutaif        Ht**tor««1 atHO,    Htill Imvt. it. at K,
Younff Mnn, Young; Woman, Whioh do you prefer.
A* NI-DI3 |.'!/M, IIK.W.THV liim.l of lutli-on a clkn ami IwinltlfV Hciilp, fren
from Irritation, or a lmlrt h«ntl and n diHwiHoil iuul Irrltulilu m.-nlp covurcil"
with nnnli>H, commonly oiilldd ftnn.ilruff.
HiJAMW ON •nm NiMIiV'nr un lioliy .Iri'llnflori l« poKltlvo proof your hair
nnd Ht'iilp Ih In a. tllNnnmul (■nnrliu.ni, uh mchIu cniiiniuiily inlloi! Dandruff,
orlKlnntKH from onn of tlio followingI'liniNildal dIhimihch of tlio Capillary
OlnmlK, Miinli an (Hoborrlicn, Hlcmi, f'upltlH, T«tl«r, Alopccln, or Kxnomn)
nnd rortnln to rnmilt In iUihiiIiiIh lm IiIiicmh iiiiIonh cure.] Iicfnro Um Kurm
Iiiih llm Capillary HIuihIh rinHtroyrnl, HfililiM'iii'niol Hid Iumi of Imlr In nl>->
Holutitly. iinnooewHitry niiil'vin'y  imi^^oinliitf.
Al.l. iiinkankh til' THU IUIII fmln a wny llko .low uml«r my •*el*>nllflo
iifiiinii'Mt, nntl I inmltluly luivu tho mily Hyaloid of trwitiii-eru ho far
known to oolttiiRo thnt In ponlllvidy nnd ponnitnontly nurlntf dhtonHui*
of tli(i hnlr liml promoting now Krnwtli. Thn Imlr can Ins fully nMiort-rt
to ltd iiiituntl thlekiioHH nml vltiilliy mi all inmb Una mill «limv flno hair
or (uu to provti tho rootn nro not ilrtml.
I IIAVH A l'i:ill''i:CT Nl'STKM of trintlili'iil for out of the city pooplo
who ciuiimt como to mu for pmnottnl trcntmtmt OVU1TK TO«ftAY) for
<pii>Ntlon hiiuik nml full purtlciiliirH. ihieloHi) »!timi> nml nutrition (IiIh
pnpor, My prleoti nnd ti<rmn urn r«<uNoniili|i*, .\|y cnriK nro pohIUvo und
purmnnonl.
"OoimiiU tho IloHt nnd Profit! hy:"yr» Vom** PraVilnil Kxpnrl«iin»,"
Prof* G©o, A.: Qarlow
''' The World'*  Moat  Srieirtlfir Jfnlr ti>u! S..*',',!' ..'/**-**•(*!&{
ROOM 1, WELDON BLOOK, WINNIPEG, MAN.
The Anthracite coat miners, an a
result of a decUlon recently rnhdo by
United States Commissioner ot Labor
Charles P, Noll), an umpiro on deadlocked  questions  mibmlttod  to htm
by tho anthracite conciliation board,
will rocolvc nearly f500,'POO back \my.
The minors have won a victory In
throo or fniir ^nxon mibmlttod to tho
umpire.   Tho principal   decision   In
which tho men aro awordod tho back
pay sustains tho position or tho mine
workers that they woro entitled to
tlio sovon por cont. bonus undor tho
sliding scale of March,! 1013, the last
month thc old uUdhui aeulu watt In operation.   Under tho new agreement
entered into between tho coal com
panies and teh minor* the sliding
scale was abolished on April 1st last
year.
The minors lmvo won a doctilon
which will glvo litem bnck pay to tho
nmount of *$noo coo,
Let uvaupimM] that thn minor* ot
the anihrJtclto regions had no organ!-
»fttlon how much hack pay would thoy
have received as individuals?
Tho' laboring mnn who ttands
out sido of the labor movement and
expects to receive, any conslderktlon
from his boH«. hu» unfurnished apart,
menili In his,mental garret, and if he
has any frUwda ih«> »iiotild place him
In an Institution where Imbccllml
are carod for.—Kx. |
CUNBURN
**   blisters,
sore feet.
Everybody
||   THE      V* -A   ?S1864
MomeBank^Uanada
., Transact your butlnrM !n thr» w*r of p.tj'ln^' nnd r«c-«Ivln^
money through Iho Hunk. Pay your current account* by
chciju*;, collect oniony owing you t>y drawing upon your
debtor anil mak*? your remitl-am'-e* by money -order. ,,,
am Buk
MASON
MM»orri«i»i> TAD^WTO   JAMt» i
• ■KANCNIS IN    Iwnyll  IU    OiNtmii
" etUN-CMCS AWO COKNtCT-KVHS IHBOUQMOUT CANADA
J. T. MACDONALD, Manager
VIOTORM AVC, -I- -;- FRRNIE, D. O. .' -'/
PAGE TWELVE
THE DISTRIOT LEDGER, FERNIE,  B. C, JUNE 28,1§3
Al
Special Bargains This Month.
Boots and Shoes
Through the hot weather the children want to
liave their feet shod so that they will be cool and
comfortable
Slippers are thc best kind of footwear for the
little ones. The following are a few of the best
selling lines we carry:
blisses Patent Colonial Pumps, turn sole, sizes
11 to 2, price $2.60
Misses Patent One Strap Slipper, all sizes, 11 to
2, price  $2.35
Misses Patent Vamp One Strap Slipper, 11 to 2
    $2.00
Misses Dongola Kid One Strap Slipper, sizes.
11 to 2, price ;....■ $1.75
Misses Gun Metal One Strap Slipper, sizes, 11 to
2, price  ' $2.35
Misses Tan Colonial Pumps, sizes, 11 to 2, price,
 $2.60
Misses Tan One Strap Slipper, 11 to 2 $1.85
Girls' Dongola Kid One Strap Slipper, sizes, 8
to 10y2, price .....' $2.10
Girls' Patent Colonial Pumps, 8 to 101/', price,
 "..$2.10
Child's Dongola One Strap Slippers, sizes, 5 to
V/'t, price .- $1,25
Child's One Strap Slipper, sizes, 5 to 7J/>, price
 $1.25
Child's Patent Colonial Pumps, sizes, 5 to V/*,
price   $1\65
Infant's Patent Colonial Pumps, sizes, V*/*, to
4yo, price  $1.50
Infant's Tan Colonial Pumps, sizes, 21/2 to ±y»,
price  .$1.50
Misses, Child's and Infants' Barefoot Sandals.
Carpet Sweeper
Why waste your energies, sweeping with a corn
broom when at a small cost you. can procure a
Bissell Carpet Sweeper. No home should be without ono . Prices, $2.75, $3.75, $4.25 and $4.50 Buy
one today and save labor and money
Ladies' Gloves
Ladies' Lislie Gloves in black, tan and grey,
finished with stitched backs and dome fasteners,
worth 50c per pair, priced for Saturday and Monday, at 35c
Ladies' fine cotton hose, 2 pairs for 25c. They
are fast black, made with spliced heels and toes
and extraordinary valued at the price...
Dominion Day Decorations—Flags of all sizes
for tbe holiday at less price. Tri-color buntings
for deeoratingn, Tri-color ribbon in different
widths, red, white and blue crepe papers. Everything here to make the home beautiful for the holiday.
Ladies' Hats
Any trimmed hat in the house- Saturday $3.50.
Final clearance on Spring and'Summer millinery
and just in time for the holiday. Hats worth up to
$10.00 each, made of the better straws and trimmed in the latest styles, each, $3.50.   -
Silk and wool dresses priced attractively, at $14.75
each, An exceptional showing of all the newest
styles in silk and wool dresses for street and afternoon wear. They arc all made of the newest materials in the latest styles in plain and fancy
weaves. Each dress worth from $17.50 to $22.50;
prices for clearance at each, $14.75.
NOTE WINDOW DISPLAY
Saturday Grocery
Specials
Cheap Attractive Holiday Specials For Men
Our Men's Department offers the greatest varity of Holiday novelities.   The attractive prices
place our most exclusive lines within reach of all.   Get ready for the big celebration, July lst; have "
one of our new silk-shirts, the latest fad in neckwear, Panama hat, blue Norfolk coat,   white   flannel or fancy trousers, fine sea lion belts, invisible! suspenders, soft collars, all colors.
SHIRTS
Pure Silk 'Shirts, collars attached;
colors, white, blue and pink, price,
 ■ $3.25
Pure Silk Pongee Shirts, reversible,
collars, all sizes 14V& to 18, price,
 $3.50
Men's Fine Shirts with double collars to match,'and double cuffs, in
reps(j pique, (cotton pongee), and dimities,'all sizes, price, ...$1.50 to $2.50
Men's Fine Outing Shirts, collars attached, new cloths and patterns, all
sizes, 14J/, to 18, from ..$1.00 to $3.00
NEW   NECKWEAR
We have the very latest ideas from
New York. Our neckwear is distinctly different from the lines   seen   in
most stores., New Silks, new shapes,
new colors,
Derby's,  50c, 65c to $1.00-
. Batwings ; .50c to 65c
Shield Bowg,  25c, 35c to 40c
Shield Bows 25c, 35c to 40c
Men's and Boys' Windsor Ties and
fancy colors ■ 35c each
HATS
Men's"Split Straw Sailor Hats, all
sizes,  $1.50 to $0.00
Men's Double Brim Straw Sailor, a
very serviceable hat, all sizes, prices,
 $1.50, $2.00 and $2.50
Men's Panama Hats, in all sizes!
this season's new blocks, priced at
$7.50, $8.50, $10.00, $12.50, $15.00 and
up to $25.00.
OUTING TROUSERS
.Men's White Flannel Trousers, mado
with cuff, in sizes 34, 36, 38, prices
at  $3.50 per pair
Fancy Stripped Flannel Trousers,
all sizes at  '. .$4.50
White Duck Trousers; sizes, 34 to
40, with cuff at $1.75 per pair
. Men's Khaki Trousers with cuff and
belt loops, all sizes at . .$2.25 per pair
BELTS AND BRACES
Men's  belts, all sizes  from 32 to
4G, made , in sea Hon, morocco, calf
skin, pig-skin, priced at...35c to $1.75
-   We carry all well known makes of.
suspenders.
Try oar Invisible^Braces, 2 points
or four points, at 35c, 50c and 75c
Take advantage of our Great June Clothing Sale.   This is a great money saving opportunity.
Regular $30.00 and $35.00 Suits reduced to $15.00 for the holiday.
June 28th, 1913
Fresh California Cabbage, per lb  $ .04
Fresh California Beets, 6 lb       .25
Fresh California Carrots, 6 lb 25
Fresh California Turnips, 81b 25
Kelowna Tomatoes, 21b. tins, 2 for .25
Kelowna Peaches ,.      .15
White Swan Yeast, 6 for     . .25
Pumpkin, 31b. tins, 2 for 25
Stewart's Liquid Blue, 2 for , .25
Government Creamery Butter, 2 lb 75
Cowan's Maple Buds, per lb .- 45
Lowney's Cream Chocolates,  *. 35
Lowney's Cocoa, % lb. tin 25
Paterson's Camp Coffee, per bottle "    .20
Reindeer Coffee and Milk, per tin .". 30
Braid's Big Four, Fresh Gjpund Coffee; 2 lb     .75
Allenbury's Infant's Food,»No. 2, small 45
Allenbury's Infant's Food; No. 2, large .    .85
AVinslow's Soothing Syrup, per bottle ' -   .20 .
Mennon's Talcum Powder, per tin '. ■ * .20
Silver Label Flavoring Extract 2 oz., 3 for..      .25 ,
Pineapple, }k tin, 2 for .' '...   '  .25
Seeded Raisins, 34paekages, (12.oz) ...'..-...      .25
Table Fig's, 1 lb.'tfox, each    ' .10,,
Golden Dates, 2 lb  j*. ..      .25*
Mixed Nuts, per lb ' '. 20
Bran, per 100 lb.',   : ."...•....    1.25
Wheat, per 100 lb '     1.40
Armour's Shield Ham, per lb 25
Armour's Banquet Bacon ;.. ,■ ,       .25
Shamrock Matches, per package -■     .20
' Crosse & Blackwell's Pickles, 18 oz       .35
Heinz Pork and Beans,.medium size, 2 tins..      .35
Van Camp Pork aud Beans, small size, 2 tins     .25
Special Blend Bulk Tea, 3 lb !    1.00
Eno's Fruit 'Salts, per bottle  -.      .75
Soft Drinks, 3 bottles .-...' ■....,'...      .25
V
Money Saving Prices
TRITES-WOODXOMPSNY
V
BRANCHES AT FERNIE, MICHEL, NATAL AND COAL CREEK
)
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
A meeting of tho Cradle Roll will
be held nt the home of Mrs. R. M.
Young, Victoria avenue, Wednesday,
July 2, at 3:30 p.m.
Knox church—Sunday services, 11
a.m., 7:30 p.m; preacher, Rev. A.
Stuart Martin, 13. A.; evening subjoct,
"Tho Religious Observance of the
Lord's Day."
T. J. Griffiths, of tho I. C. S„ and J.
\\. Bennett spent tho week-end on
tho Arrow Lukes. Mr. Griffiths returns Sunday whilo J, W. Bennett will
remain nt Creston for a few days,
At tho mooting of tho Fornlo Football dub hold in tho Minors Hall on
Sunday last, It wns decided to re-or-
ganlzo tho commlttoo and Officers of
tho club. Tho following woro elected
to serve tho season out: President,
.1. Wilson; Vico-1'resident, A. T),
Carrie; Secretary-Treasurer, J. Andres; Commlttoo, W. Sllvorwobd, IF.
Wheeler, J, Clarke, A, Black, J, McLean, O. Stewart, J. Dodd, G, Vines, N,
McCarthy W.-Coopor and W. Ores-
worth.
LOCAL POLICE COURT
Ed Ross will serve 20 days for having "no visible."
Harry Stanley,, one month hard labor, for being without the latter.
Toth Yorosof, one month, same
charge.
Aram Singh, threo months and
Hnrry Klrkley, threo months, vagrancy.
FERNIE VS. BELLEVUE
The Fernlo • tonm vs. Bellevuo o"n
Saturday is, goal, Lunn; backs, Mllles,
Shields; lialf backs, Mills, Yates,
Rellly, forwards, Cakley, Grant, Gar-
vlo, Blacklo, Tinnsley, reserves, Jas,
Corrlgan and trnlnor. „ Team to moot
at depot at 9 o'clock, train 0:20 a.m.
THE 1818
CHILDREN DECORATE GRAVE
OF   LITTLE   FRIEND
I'Jrcoi'UhI by tliolr teacher, "MIhh Macdonald. tlio children of West Fernlo
Hfihool, hiBt Friday afternoon Joiirnoy*
nd to tho cemetery to placo flowers
and tributes on thn grave of little Ruth
Myrtle Charily Anderson. It .being thn
uniilv«rHury of bur douth. Tlio aym-
pathetic attitude of tlm children was
indeed touching and boars testimony
to thn lovo and esteem with which
they regarded thoir departed friend.
Tho flowerH wo place mioa her grave
May wither and decay;
Hut the love we lii|,vo for her who Bleep
Cnn never fade away!
The feature program at this Btnart
picture houso will bo lengthy this
week'ond and for the iBt July. Friday and Saturday ovonlng and mati-
noo, tho thrilling two-reel drama, "Until Dentil,", (foaturlng Harry Pollard
well knpwn In Vancouver) ; will bo
projected. The climax ot this picture
Is a groat landslide In which two lovers are buried and is the most ruulih-
tie thrill ovor dlpleted on a Hereon.
Thero will bo the other usual choice
Items.
'For tha 1st the splendid nnd thrilling film "Thn Cownrd'H Atonement,"
will bo piit on. Feature will bonposl-
lively shewn twice each ovonlng.
DOING CONTEST
15 Tiouniii Willi Coed Prrllmlnnr.y for
July 1st for Lel-jhtwelght Champion of tho Pass
On Thursday, .Tune ilOlli, Mr. Alex-
winder McWarmld Allan nud MIhh
Kllzahoth McLean were united In mar-
rinlie at the Mi-UiofllM: parsonage*: Fornle. Rev. 1). M. l'erley officiated nnd
the young people wero attended by
Mr. nnd Mrs, Alex, Millar and Miss
Millar, After tlm ceremony the party
left for Tlomrier where Mr. All tin has
a position In tho mines.
NOTICE
The Athletic Association havo ur-
ranwd a ir> round tout to tako place
in iho Fernie -arena on 'J u*e*clny ingtii.
Tho contestants will he Kimono. Plola
(Fernlo) vs. Alexander (Victoria.)
They will hox at 140 pounds, rlngsldo
wolRht. The charg© is 11.00; the
arena will bold lt.00 people—there's
room for you.
To tho mombors of the ordor of
Wi„i,(r. nf PyMitnx tn mnt nrntind the
City of Fernie, please tnko thiH
warning that your pruaonco in renuir-
ed nt the lodge room at two thirty
sharp on Sunday, June, tho twenty-
ulnth, to'tako part In our decoration
day procession nnd service,  We shall
An Appeal to the
Mineworkers 0/
West Virginia
By Eugene V, Debs
DEATH
June 24th. In Fernlo, Mrs. Mur-
dock Mneleod. of Jatfary, Tl. C. aged
26 years. The remains were shipped
on the 26th Inst, to Strathcona, Alta.,
for Interment
Do not anxiously wxpe-ct what U uai
yet eome; do not vainly regret what
Is already past.—Chinese.
A'AW    ■»«"-
r.*r.}rtn)t ith!  **,.*-.
*\ art every ol fleer and mombor In his
preper place at that tlmo.
For further particulars apply to tho
K. of R. and B„ Oeo. Barton.
Tho defectively Insulated live wire
nt-iys thrmsands on this enntlnent.
every year and burns tens of millions'
worth of property. Cannot science
Improve It,
Whin Western crops are gaud
prices arc low, and when crops nro
poor hlRh prices always arrive after
the faraor has sold bis grain. Per-
Uatw the Interior ninnr* nUntor wflF
help to equalise matters.—Toronto
Globe.
It was as a locomotive fireman that
I first felt my near relation to the coal
minor and I have felt It moro and
more over since. .
Some thirty years ago I first went
into WoBt Virginia to organize the locomotive flremon and somo flftoon
years later I wont thoro to organize
the miners, Doth are now organized
lo some extent, but tho work Is far
from comploto. „
If tho llttlo thoro Is to my credit In
this work Ib not wholly ln vain thon I
have tho right at this critical jtinct*
uro to address mysolf frankly.to tho
mlnorBof West Virginia,
You need not bo told about your
desperate strugglo and your torrlblo
sufrorlng during the last fifteen
months. Vou know It by heart nnd
It la written In tho blood of your doad
comrades,
You need not. be reminded what It
has eoHt you to imivo at tho point
where you now ore and whoro tho
eyes of the whole tonntrj' nre upon
you and the hearts of tTTo wliolo work-
itm c;,t!,s with ycii, for you can never
forfict It,"
How wisely you shall now Acquaint
yourselves and to what extent you
shall profit by the present golden opportunity, ilopendH entirely upon your
selves, Ft you can bo divided and not
11K11I11M* each othor In this critical hour
the tragic experience of tho piist will
imve boon In vain nnd you nnd your
*    ' ttl ,  it*    *      . 4        .... f (t ' ,1
k-M»V£l    ttitlt     U,tl/<.tt     lltt,    •»«**>     -.M    .;.*.,.-*.
nil over npnln,
Now la tho time, If over, for you
eighty thousand minors In West Virginia to stand shoulder to shoulder
nnd heart to heart nB.,flrmly and lm-
precnably ns tx Rrnnlto'wall.
I appeal to you as one who ima ten.
keonly ovory outrngo you have suffered, to subordinate all dlfforoncos to
unity nnd solidarity until tho prosont
crisis Is passed.
Very well do I know what thoso differences are »nd to what extent they
threaten to Invade your ranks and involve* you In fratricidal utrlfo while
your masters point you ont, in vindlea*
tion of themselves, as a hordo of malcontents, vicious and uncontrollable,
who haw broimht this troubty on
themselves.
15i»oir that th« operators have not
JfrM np tn the terms of tlie so-called
settlement of tho strike, but I know,
too, thst If yon are divided they never
will, whereas If you stand togothor
you can compel thein 10 carry out
their agreement to tho letter.
I know that evon If tho torms of
this "settlement, accepted In part and
respoctod ln part, are carried out, justice will still bo far from bolng dono
and soriouB grievances will still ro-
main to'1 be adjusted. ,,.
I know there aro weak spots In'tho
United Mino WorkorB and that not all
Its officials and representatives will
boar the test of high efficiency and un-
comprising loynlty, 'but I am willing
to trust to the rank mul file to continue until the organization shall be
mannod without oxcoptlon hy tho
strong and truo.
Tho supremo need of the minors of
Wost 'N Irglnia Is organization. Without organization tho struggle of the
past Is vain and tho future without
hopo.
To prevent organization, through
which alono you mlnorB can rlso from
your slavery and degradation, the secret ornmlssarles of your musters nro
amoriK you, Howlrig the seed of strife
nnd secrotly exulting In anticipation
of your defeat as thoy behold you at
wnr with each othor and blindly destroying thu ouly possible means of
your emancipation.
If thn lenders must quarrel let them
qunrrol and hnvo It out nmong themselves* wltTTout embroiling tho rank
and file and leaving them demoralized disheartened and   shorn   of   all
The rlflht. te nrp;rinl?«, If"nothing
else, lias been conceded In West Vlr*
ginln and this right hns created opportunities for the miners compared
with which all tho differences botwocm
them sink Into utter Insignificance.
imi )t*x'A'UiUtxuii i^wimwitiwii ... «•••
ganlzatlon. This takes precedence
over all olso,
Unorganized, or out wo-ably organ*
Ized, the differences and grievances
now complained of aro aggravated and
multiplied. Organized, these dl*
agreements for the most patt d!»*v*-
pear and the grievances that are real
Mi:  udjuKled.
There are real grievances In West
Virginia, even after sll that Is written
in the, "settlement" Is conceded and
all the labors of thc senate committee
are completed.
To grapple with these and to right
theiwronR* which tne ttiimt* m*\
their families suffer can be accom
plished only through organization and
In tbls critical hour when so much Is
at stake and when all may be lost or
much that is vital gained, every loyal
miner, every unionist and every Socialist will bend all his energies to
build up the organization and multiply
and strengthen the locals until the
entire mining. regionB are covered,
and education and organization have
triumphed over guerrilla warfare and
demoralization.
Anyone who Is now attempting to
stab the United Mine Workers In Wdst
Virginia undor the pretence that somo
official is weak or crooked or that It
is not tho right' kind,of organization
and ought to bo disrupted In this crisis
whon all depends upon unity,' until at
least tho present investigation Ib eon-
cliulod, thus" dashing tho opportunity
purchased and blasting their slowly
reviving hope—such a man, whatever
may ho his motive, is a foe to tho
minors and a traitor to tho working
class.
And now a final word to you battling minors of "Wost Virginia. You
havo fought a dosporato fight without flinching, you havo shod your blood
without a murmur, and you now stand
upon tho threshold of victory,
You havo but to clasp hands and
swear fldollty to one another mul to
tho cause!
I appeal to.you ln tho namo of all
that you nnd your wives and llttlo
ones have suffered to rofuso to bo
divided, to Join tho union and tho
party of your elnss, and to stand boforo the world ns a shining example
of the triumph of worklm? elas*i tolld-
nrityi
A " Loderot*" adv. is an
Investment.
EIGHTY   WOMEN   BURNED   BY
ENRAGED RUSSIAN  LABORERS
ST. PETERSBURG, June 26.—Eighty women were burned today by villagers enraged at the Importation of
cheap girl laborers to work on a sugar
eBtate ln the district of Plrltaln, ln
the province of Poltava, southern
Russia, according to tho Kiev newspaper Liamln.
The oxclted villagers first securely
fastened all the mbanB of exit from a
wooden barn, in which all the girls
woro housed. Thoy then sot fire to
tho building while the Inmates wero
still aBleep, and all wore burned to
death without achnnco to escape.
Don't forgot tho "Vets." concert—
Don't forget its purpose.
At 9 p.m. they were seated at opposite ends of tho, couch. At 9:30 they
were slightly nearer oach other. At
10 o'clock they were three f eet apart.
At 10:30 there was-scarcely any perceptible space between them. At
10:45 thoro was no perceptible space
between them. Tho young, man spoke.
"Has your father gono to bod?" "Yes,
Johu." "Una your mother gono to
bed?" "Yes, John." "Do you .think
your little brother Is under tho couch?"
"No, John." Tho young heaved a
High.   "It's your movo," ho said.
Australia will soon havo the usual
colorod labor problems If tho labor representatives cease to havo a dominating influence.
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