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THE DISTWCT;IJBDGEBr;FBBNiE,B. 0., DECEMBER 13, 1913.
$1.00 A TEAS
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Bowser & Co.y'
; Mr. Parker Williams-', Says That this
.. Votes of.'' Vancouver's Conservative
Members Killed Motion to investigate Alleged Trouble.
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. „ Speaking before a mass meeting of
the B. C. Miners' Liberation League
in the Horse Show building last nlgM,
Mr.  Park*erN Williams declared, that
responsibility for much of the trouble
in connection with the^mlnes was -directly   traceable.to'the "solid five"
/members from Vancouver, w*ho had
, voted against a.motion calling for an
investigation Into "the situation wh-eu
.tnouble was known !;to 'be hrewing at
, the mining -districts.; Continuing his
" address, Mr.'-.Williams went closely
\into; the ^dealings :of;^IcBride, with
\ M-ackehsie.,,and"Mann to prove that
the .whole trouble arose' out of the
\ other words -McBride and Bowser in-
ml^ors' opposition to -th^ .interests, of
the Canadian' Collieries, Limited, in
terests, "and" incidentally   Mackenzie
and Mann interests.^'
0 * Using himself and the chairman of
the mass, meeting as examples, "he
asked his hearers if they' would not
; think him a pretty sucker should he
fall,to "get hie share of a crooked
. -concerned in?" (He added that there
s'.were millions, to be. divided over the'
. deal, which, the t,wo of them were
MflBrldei, railway policy with/Mackenzie an-? Mann as Jhe other party.
' Mackenzie and -Mann .were certainly
going to get'their share  out of it,
, no  matter  if' they lost all  concern
iv about thci-r, railways tomorrow. ' The
.inference he left to „the audience who
roared thedr approval of his 'point.'
Laws  Not  Explicit'
"  "For the. last   five'- years,"-:safd
Parker Williams,  "the  whole  activities of the Conservative party. have
, -been under guise of- public -'concerns,
towards', the -building- "of a. "'political
'- machine. ■ They have done away with
all opposition and as far as'the house
at Victoria Isco'nCej-nedhave laid our
.-good friend* .the • Liberals • out', good'
^and-dead:77^i^pfiH^"williaml"Tre^
•clared that much' oT'the .power of the
,„ machine: -lay i in, the ■ .-manipulatlpn. of
?the' laws vso-, tliat .'the. laws today are
in no case explicit,'and- the minister
■mayoalter' at pleasure to suit the .political0 purposes of'trie hour. ~-Th'at
117,000,000. is spent yearly tp admiri-
-'isteir the .publifc needs of .some, 46,000
people, through a "spoils system- of
patronage,", that- • the -. government
/'holds a whip vovet the> mercantile
■classes" by.his, and '.'holds a.,mortgage on the life of the poor pre-
emptor by -refusing*him roads unless
he makes music to suit the Conservative ' machine in hia district," and-
that "unless ,you are a Conservative
you cannot get a Job" were all accusations mad© hy Mr. Parker Williams
and thoroughly applauded -by his
hearers' last' night.
■ Mr. Williams laid emphasis on the
fact that the mlnerB of British' Columbia alon<jv had the backbone to
bow down and iworamp the McBride-
^ Bowsei1 Baal, and declared that for
•that.reaaon -the prenont attitude of tho
MoBride-Bowsor   administration   towards those ■ miners was easily ac-
1 countable. Sir Richard McBri'do hnd
said ln Vancouver that he was
nalw.med to look somo groat war-lord
in the face because tho Canadian
senato had turned down tho naval
bill,   If Sir IMchard looked at his own
, attitude ln this strlko buslnoss ho
would find far more to he aalmmed
aJbout in the way he had- handled the
mining situation of this province.
(Applause.)        ■ ,    >
Fiery Speech
"By the end of this -month every
last peaceful appeal which is neces-r
sary or" possible for us .'to make as
citizens of -this' Dominion for the release of our brothers in prison will
have beenjnade, By -the eiid of the
year all-peaceful measures will have
been exhausted. If they are not released by the time the New Year Is
ushered in, if Sir Richard McBride,
Attorney-General Bowser, or any of
the .-minions and politicians' of the
present administration go hunting
they will-be very foollshj for they will
be shot dead.. These men will also
be well advised to employ .some sucker to tastec,their coffee in the morning before drinking It -it they value
their lives. ' In addition, it will cost
them one million dollars a week far
every. .yrqek. that, our brothers remain
in jail after .the New Year.",,,      ; ,
The folio-wing resolution was carried
wl th an' uproar ,of approval: """ -.
Text of Resolution .,
* "In view of the flimsy evidence upon which many of the striking'miners
on • Vancouver Island has been' sentenced to long terms of imprisonment,
we consider it savors of deliberate
.persecution on'the part of the British
.Columbia provincial government.
"Therefore,, -be it hereby resolved
that this, mass meeting of citizens of
Vancouver notify the'minister of justice that fuither delay W the'-release
of the imprisoned miners will be considered a-deliberate-attempt to override the expressed wiBhes of -the citizens of the Dominion of Canada, and
one more, we ask'for a. definite reply
to our-peaceful protests.' • -
' "We claim that 'all/the demands of
justice haveiong since been fully met
and we' insist",that all" these miners
should eat' ther 'Christmas; dinners
with'their, wives and children as free
men." ./ - ,.A-, .'.'■ - ; ■
*' .  -Ignored by'.Press','
- George Petttgfew/- of the' United
■Mlne-Worlie'r8of^AmeH^j:6mi>lalned-
of never .being-reported by the "capitalistic press.'' He-wanted-'-particularly to.be reported.1 as telling <Mr. Bowser, .that, though .the .'attorney-general
Was_ absent from, this'.meeting, there
was present the man,who was prepared '"to- prove'. Mr.-v.BowsGr a liar
wfcen'he said that,the strike on the-
lsland was not caused;over gas in the
mine; •   '       ■--■■.. „
MINER  INJURED AT THE,CREEK
-^ 'Dave i Chanessi, a miner; *vwas
brought down from Coal Creek yesterday evening suffering from injuries
to, hip, and abrasions-on both,arms.
So far as can he ascertained the injured man was struck by an overturning car in No. 6 mine. His in-
juries'are riot serious, and the hospital authorities report him as being
"comfortable."
PROVINCIAL POLICE COURT
' Judg? Thompson held court this
week in the Provincial court house
and dealt with the following cases:
Andre Wallace was fined $10.00 and
costs for theft.
The Blakeley trial is still in abeyance, .accused fighting extradition, but
lt is expected that he .will have to
come across. It will be remembered
th!at on May 30th, 1909, at Lillooet, B.
C, Ben Blakeley deliberately shot Archie Thlyerge, with whose wife he
was accused of being familiar. He
has been at large ever since, despite
the persistent .efforts of police and
netecbives tq locate him. When found,
■he was,-strangely enouglv living under
the same name as when he committed-
Uie crime, a coincidence that the police say Js unique, the first act pf a
murderer..being to assume an alias,   ,
ISLAND STRIKERS FOUND GUILTY
Contrary to, expectations, .three of
the fourteen' Ladysmith • miners were
found guilty by, Judge ■ Morrison. Tho
trial-lasted for several,days, and it
was thought that accused, would be
discharged. ' The- prisoners were indicted1 on three "counts, .riotous conduct, Injury to property and unlawful
assembly.
Five otliers, Mike Metro, John Rogers, , Geo. , Metro, Peter', Mackenzie,
John Stevenson and Isaac ITortrea,
were found guilty, of rioting. J. B.
Bird and J...W. Parrls addressed the
jury for the defence. A. D. Taylor
represented tho crown. ,The judee's
chargo to tho jury was not favorablo
to prisoners, but it took the jury six
hours to decldo upon a verdict.-
Sentence upon miners was postponed and will, no doubt, be -pronounced next week.
Noxt Monday tho cabos ngalnst the
South Wellington minors will be
hoard,
HARDiE  IS  RE-ELECTED
MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE
LETHBRIDGE, Altia., Dec. 10.—At
noon today Returning Officer Robinson declared D. L. Hardie duly elected as' mayor, or first commissioner,
with A. M. Grace-as commissioner of
public works and M. H. Reid as commissioner- of public utilities. Mr.
Hardie was mayor last year under the
old council regime. No protests were
entered against any of the elections.
.The seats for'the Church of England
have arrived ; and are.. now being
placed ia the Church.-" AU-expense in
connection therewith-have -been borne
•by the Ladles'Guild..
GLADSTONE   LOCAL  UNION
v   \ No. 231VU- M. W. of A.
Foibwifig" Is-the' result of ballot
taken, on- Dec. 9; 1913
,. For; District Secretary
A. J. Carter ,*.\'..-.:..,...- 468
T. France ..;'.:...;  309
D.H. Hyslop  120
. For Board Member   ,
WVL.,Phillips ....'. '. 713
Wm." Balderstone   190
For' Checkwelghmen   ^ n
H. - Martin   sa4
Tom -Biggs  ...'   215
Sam Heaney ......;  229
Nie -Miiscisco ...,..'  215
ft.'    (The above were elected)
W. L. Phillips  ,,. 204
J. W. Gray  ,■  149
John Wilde,  142
Chas. Edgar . ..V.  124
Jos. Knowles    74
T. UPHILL, Secretary.
GRAND THEATRE
During tt'e course of the week, the
new management of the Grand Theatre has been showing' a program of
high-class educational and humorous
.pictures that It would be difficult to
equal in. the big. cities. Mr. Shoemake
informs us that' he is here to stay and,'
realizing, what is .wanted, will put up
the goods.. The future of the Grand
has -better promise than ever before,
and if, the same class of pictures that
last week has witnessed is produced
■right along, we'have entire confidence
that the' miners* theatre will secure
a'1 reputation second to none.
For-Saturday afternoon and evening,
a special program of pictures will be
Bhowh." "The Web," a European drama in two parts,.is one'of those
strong, reaksic -character plays full of
both humor and pathos. "Whiffles
tries moving picture acting" is a comedy by the world-renowned Pathe Co.,
and one .-of those side-splitters that
will keep you laughing for, the rest of
the week. -."The cry for/help," a Bio-
gr-aph Western drama,' and "Yankee
Doodle Dixie" (Selig) are-both high-
class -productions', and are alone well
worth the price of admission. -
INFORMATION   WANTED
J-aiups Holden, of Henryetta, Okla:,
writes us for. information about Ms
■brother John, who was working in
these parts as a miner this year.
Mr.' Holden gives the following description: -Age 27, weight about 160
pounds, height 6 feet.' <>
With reference to the above, we may
state that a Harry Holden was killed
at Drumheller collieries, Alta'., on
Sept. 7 last, paragraph In this connection appearing as follows:
"DRUMHELLER, Sept. S.—A fatal
accident occurred at Drumheller,
about 9.30 tonight, as the men of the
night shift of the Drumheller. Collieries were going on duty. Three miners
undertook to go down the, incline into the mine in a coal truck when the
hook of the cablo became unfastened,
and let the car run the full length of
the Incline, something like 300 feet,
before hitting an obstruction.
"Harry Holden, one of the men, was
struck on the head and only lived a
few -minutes after the doctors arrived;
HarrJ- Wheatcroft Is seriously injured
internally; the -third nan, Thos. Mack-
lu, escaped -practically unhurt.", •
Any person having any further information- should write Jas. Holden,
Box 678 Henrietta, Oklav U: S, A.
Colorado Strikers
Vindicated
EMBARBO ON  ARMS
MADE MORE STRINGENT
• BELFAST, Dec. 9.—The -embargo on
arms and ammunition in Ireland has
-been made more stringent by an, order'served on the railways today -by
the collector of custolns, providing for
the' examination of baggage of all incoming travellers.
'■ .VANCOUVER,,Dec. 9.—Forty years
approximately is the time which Judge
Grant gave to a defendant in which to
repay a judgment of $812.50 and costs
obtained against him by -one Epstein,
a money lender. Epstein had loaned
the'defendant Taylor a sum of $650
for. three, months at 60 .per cent interest", payable monthly in advance,
and to be compounded if payments
fell six, months in arrears. v
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VETERANS' ASSOCIATION
Mlnutei of Annual Meeting Held on
December 7th, 1013
Tlio mooting was called,to ordor at
7,10 p.m.-, Col. -Mack-ay In the chair.
Tlio minutes of tho last mooting were
read and adopted.
A financial report w«» glvon by tho
treasurer, it wns movod nntl oocond*
od tliat tho roporLli? rocolved and
submitted to tho an.iltot's.  Carried,
Nominations for officers woro noxt
called for. A short iIIbcubbIoii arose
no to tho advlBablllty of oloctlim a
now jet.of offlcor« for 1014. It won
finally moved and seconded that the
pro-sldont, socrotnry nnd trehsuror bo
ro-eloctod for tlio oniulng year. Oar-
riod unanimously.
Nominations for flrat vlco inpsklont
woro next called for. Thoro woro two
nomlnntlons, Mr, ,littt. Snvngo nnd Mr.
Robort Spolin respectively, Mr. Spolrs
declined In favor of Mr, 8avago, and
-Mr. Bnvnirw w«n'n1wt#rt.
" Nomination* for second vlco president wert> uext culled tor, Itiero were
two nomination*, Mr. P. Miller and Mr,
J. Minton reipectlvely.' Mr. Miller declined In favor of Mr. Minton, and Mr,
Minton wan elected.
* 'KTf>rn-l'n>)t'(-M'iii   wnw   -c-nllnil   fn**   thlri}
vlco prt-ftidont, Thero wai ocly ono
nomination, vli., Mr. Hoo. Dlngsdale,
who wan olectod by -noclamatlon.
--A dtscuMlon aro«o re the appointing of auditor*. It vim moved and
•econdod that tbo auditor* retain their
poaltlon* until thoir ■licMiMora nro
appointed.   Carried.
The quftitton* of way* nnd mean*
for the purpose of completing tho
memorial fund wa* brought up. A
!nng dlncuulon follownd, and virions
»ii(rgft«tlorm wore offored by tho member.*.   It wns eventually moved and
seconded'tlmt tho question bo loft In
the hands of tho oxocutlvo commute,
same to roport nt tho noxt mooting.
Carried.
Another discussion followed re the
advisability of ndoptlng tho proposed
bylaws, which wero tabled nt a previous mooting, It wns moved and
sqeonded that tho question como up at
tho noxt moating, and that the secretary bo roquestod to bring a copy of
tlio proponed bylnws so thnt notion
may bo tnkon thoroon.   Carried,
Tho oxeoutlvo commltteo for 1014 Is
a* follows: Lt.-Col, Joseph Mnckny,
pros,; Jamos Savnge, first vlco presl-
dont; John Mlnton( socond vlco president; Geo. Dlnrsdalo, third vim nresl.
dent; Chns. O'llrlon, treasurer; Qoorgo
O'Rrlon. socrotnrv: W. S, Kony nnd
J. P, Mcintosh, aud I torn.
Tlio meetlnv adjourned nt 0 p.m.
A very Inrgo nnd enthiismstle crowd
nttcndod the opotilng cession of tho
Pernio rink on Thnrnrtny night. Mvery-
body seemed (tind thnt the mnnsjre-
V"t*Tl,   hnt}   hmtlntt   nr******   n-nr-l   -»«»•  O
into shapo so quickly, nlthmiRh the
ice was rathor soft, and the corners
wero cut up badly. However,,a little
'fro«t and plenty of water will remedy
this defect, and In a week or *o the
Ice should be In perfect condition and
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Christmas. Although we do not claim
to be musical critics, we would remark that tho muale at tho disposal of
tho rink patrons Is not ft-Wp* <o
those of tho skater*—snd they ara legion—who like to skate tn time to It
thiw or four of tho plw**s n^mfnjr
lo be a mixture of tanro and three-
step, which, however nrettv It mnv
pound when one Is flitting down, falls
entirely In Its original purpose.
floorgo Hoherty left on Snturday for
a visit to his former home In Ottawa.
£Ws The Isis" Theatre Management has ^decided to give a \
^T   the proceeds (less working expenses) of their house..,
'"■'on Friday, December .19, for- the benefit of the
Children of Island strikers.   \ A« Special program has   I
.<• been arranged and every purchaser of a ticket for the
Show will receipe a handsome souvenir book of Fernie,
Don't forget the Grand Concert on Monday,
December 22nd, at the Grand Theatre, when
prizes will be distributed to successful contest-
ants In our Heading Competition.
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DENVER, Colo., Dec. 6.—(Special),
—-The federal grand jury at Pueblo,
while failing to indict the coal oper-
a-tors, found that tho coal miners'
charges of open and repeated law violations, election corruption and general denial of justice to miners were
true.
Tt Is explained that no evidence of
price agreements or division of territory for the marketing of coal was
presented and therefore the operators,
although proven lawless ln the extreme, could not bo punished by the
federal government
The jury reports that evidence prov-
ed:
That state laws have not been enforced to give all -persons concerned
benefits which are derivable therefrom. ■
That coal companies have" nominated, elected and controlled many county officers. "
That county officers elected by coal
companies have shown undue activity
in controlling elections, having in one
instance changed precinct boundaries
presumably. to eliminate, unfavorable
votes, of the miners, and,have thus
aroused not -only political but social
dissatisfaction.
.That -many camp marshals, WHOSE
APPOINTMENT AND' SALARIES-
ARE CONTROLLED BY COAL COMPANIES, have exercised a system of
espionage and have resorted to arbitrary powers of police control, ACTING AS JUDGE AND JURY and
PASSING SENTENCE.     , ' o
That camp marshals have brutally
assaulted miners.
That miners can't complain of real
grievances without being discharged.
Tliat the scrip system is still in effect' ""     '       -•--;>•
That miners feel;', it an unjust
obligation to trade at company stores
because of the attitude of mine superintendents.
That many coal companies maintain
camp -saloons and collect from the
keepers of such saloons a per capita
sum of 25 to 40 centB per month for
each person whose name appears on
tho, company pay roll, as a charge
against tho saloon keepeT for the privilege of enjoying the exclusive -saloon
business of tho camp,   ,.
DENVER, Colo., Doc. 6.—(Special).
—"The unanimous vote,"of tho coal
miners to remain on strike should ,.
prove the absurdity of the operators'
claim that Uie men had- no grievances," said John R. Lawson. ,
. "The operators claimed beforo th©
strike that it .was the 'paid agltatwris'
and not the men, who called the strike,
and they claimed that not more than
5 per cent of the -men would respond
to the call. As a matter of fact, 95
per cent of the ooal minerB of Colo^
rado quit work Sept. '23. To mato)
good with the people, tlie operator^
claimed that but 50 per.cent of, tho "
men had quit work and they said that
60 per cent of these would return to
•work if the militia were put in the
field. The militia was sent to Southern Colorado hut all of thc men .remained on strike*. And now by unanimous vote ,the strikers have turned
down the operator's proposition sut
mltted ■ through Governor Ammons
with the. comment that they .would accept nothing short of recognition of
the union and all the other demands
made at the Trinidad convention. This
"should' prove to the people of-Colorado the falsity of the operators* claim
that 'the men had no grievances,' and
show the absurdity of the statement
that it was not the -men but 'paid agitators' who called the strike." -
Sad Fatality at
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1318 THEATRE
Tho Isis management la producing
un unequalled prouram of "movies"
this wook. On Wednesday that world-
renowned feature, "Tho Unttla of Wu-
torloo,'! In throo rods, will bo project-
od. Por this great historical ovont,
tho managemont havo arranged a
nvatlneo nt 3,30, so that loth paronts
and children mny have nn opportunity
of refreshing their knowledge on tho
mibjoct. Tho picture Is undoubtedly
ono of tho groutost and most awo-ln-
spiring ever produced, whilo tho costuming of tho ohnruotors hns boon
accomplished with most painstaking
accuracy. In fact tho whole production stands forth ns unique and un-
parallelled In tho plcturo world.
On Monday a spocial aerial production,, "Thu groat aerial disaster," In
threo reels, will be shown, while for
Saturday afternoon and ovonlng thoro
is a splendid two-root foaturo, "The
oath of Conchlla." llolh theso features are splondldly acted, true to nature, and Cull of exciting incidents.
On Friday next tbe management has
decided to devote tbe entire proceeds
C'f   i.U'   luUi-ti;   k-ii   4,A.i/(,-;.&*U,   »wi    lilt,
benefit of the strikers' children on
Vancouver Island. Special pictures
have boen secured for this evening ns
rollow*: "The green god, or the Flower G<rl of Mflntmnrtr-e." n three-rnel
production of tho famous French Kc-
lair Co.; "Daily Scruggs, housemaid,"
Ilex comedy; and "Dnve's love affair,"
will bo among some of the films
shown. We earnestly tnjst that our
renders will reciprocate thn generosity of the management and turn out In
their hundred! to assist in this worthv
object of providing cheer for the chit-
«ir«ii.
Mr. O. A. Ilouclicr, auditor for P.
Burns & Co,, Ltd., Is ln tho city for a
few clays on tlio- company's buslnoss.
Mrs. Mnrslmll, Miss Middle-ton, Miss
Ross and M-Iss Hnmmll, teachers of
tho public school, have resigned.
Tho B, C. Podoratlonlst Informs us
-that their ClirUtmnH fund for tho
children of tho Inland striken) excoods
Jfi.OOO. -
Prod Porry, assistant purchasing
agent of tho Crow'H Nont rnss Conl
company, ts conflnod to his homo suffering with rheumatism.
Robert Dudley, grnnd mn»ter of tho
grnnd lodge of Oddfellows, hns returned to Kornlo, having pnid nn official
visit to tbo lodges of llrltlsh Columbia,
Don't forgot tho sale of enkon, can-
dlo», etc., to ho glvon by tho Indies of
tho Prosbyferlun Church on Wodnos-
dny nftornoon, Doc. 17, lir tho bnso-
ment or-[tho Church, Drop In und
■htvp n run of \t>n
At tho election of offlcors for 101k
River lod«e, A. V, and A. M., on Friday fcvtnlng, tho following officers
wero elected for tbo yonr: W. M,,
llnrolil Aiiilonon:  senior wardon, J.
Tho ludles of tho Presbyterian
Church hnvo made nrrungomonts for
a salo of fruits, cukos, plum puddings,
mlnco meat, shortbread, suited almonds, cookies nnd candy, special box-
t.s of which will bo Bold for BOc, 7Gc
and $1.00 on Wednesday, Dec. 17, In
tho Church br.aoiiiunt. Luuvo your ordors early witn nny member of the aid
socloty and mako sure of something
good for Christmas.
A sad,' acciilent occurred here' on
Saturday morning, Dec.-6,"whenthree
men were'drowned in'the,Athabasca
river, whilst in- the act of crossing
■ from herer to .-the' mine "across' the
river." The.men, foreigner's'," by"the
way, were working In, the. prospect
mine here, and wero laid off 'from
work the preceding morning. It 'appears'that four of them' started -early
Saturday morning' to' cross' tho' river,-
when by some 'mischance they missed
the proper trail and got on a iiortion
of thin ice. One -man went down and
his companion next him gripped him
by the hand to try and save him, and
was also pulled In. The-third ln line
also gripped the hand of his drowning
companion and Bharod tho sumo fato.
The fourth man also extended his
hand to holp his companions, but
luckily for him his glovo enmo off
whllBt bolng gripped by*ono of his
companions, else undoubtedly ho
would havo met the same fate. Tlio
surviving member of tho party returned, roporting the dlro disaster to
tho nuinngomont here, whereupon a
group of men, accompanied by the superintendent and. doctor, proceeded
to tho spot nnd tried by explosions to
Induco the bodies to rise, All tliolr
efforts, however, wero useless, nnd
up to tho proHcnt nothing more wits
seen of their bodies.
Tlio fancy dross ball glvon on Tuesday by Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood Horchmor was a pronounced succour, about
eighty guostH being present, who on-
joyed tho hospitality of tho host and
hostosB until tbo wee snm' hours.
Many of tho coslumoH woro rjultu ornate, most woro beautiful, and lont a
brilliant touch of color to tho scene.
ik.,,     ,.>SVt4 *' M**.  ,     ,,
oi.kWn..d, j, wc-tia,
secretary, fl, O. Henderson; treasurer,
James Mnrshul; tyler, A. Fisher.
Dr. Burnett, who hss Ix-en with Drs.
Ilonnftl and Comn for some months,
left this evening for tbe Okanayan.
Wm. Ingram bss on hand this year
n larger stock nf goods suitable for
Xman gifts than ever before. The
a-lebra'.i-d n.n.Vt,, H.TU). and all oth-
er lending lines are stocked hero both
!n cm"v'.v: am! eompniUqu, lu bi.'ar,
niff-iiiclinuin and calabash,, Any lady
wishing to buy father, oon or tw»>»t.
hesft anrtriin* In "My Lady Nlco-
Mne's" Iln". mlrht do w*>?J to look ovur
Mr. Ingram's itock of Xmas, gifts.
Tho Pollock Wine Co. lmvo Just un-
loadod another ear ot wlncn nnd nplr-
Uh lu order to fill their enormous demand for thn Xmas trndo. Wo had
the plcatsura of Injecting thc wine
collars, and were pleasantly surprised
ui liiu cittuiiuiL'H-s una iijkiwi-u »u up-
:-'U't:4 tftj-j nlwi. .\~. -f.j lUn iiUiri
Itself, there swmed to bc no limit to
tha good things, which Included nl-
most ovory known brand. A very spocial Importation Is thn Froyclnet Fro-
IreB Kxtrw Drv Clirinir"«n*», which i«
very strongly m-oniimii.le.l. Anothi-r
spocial Is tho Monclnni wine, which
has alio been imported for tho Xmns
trade. Talllsker wltlxkey, both malt
and liqueur, 10 nnd 20 years old, 8,iu-
ternos. Cherry whiskey, every variety
of rum, hock, porter. Iiurgundy, sherry, port wim> and n Ihim ft --r yowl
things too numerous to mention.   If
>OU    *HHt    tilt*    Ill-Mi    <lL    li»-    imtili.tl'>
rates, t»«y a visit to the Pollock Wine
Co* and your Xmas will be imrte the
merrier In direct ratio to tlir hrnnd
and quality of liquor yuu purchase.
Buy "Whtl« th* buylntr J* eo-vt.
FERNIE   CO-OPERATIVE   80CIETY
This storo Is fortunate In possessing
Buch ablo mnnngomont and wo venture
to say tlint novor boforo linvn Its pn-
tons had the qunllty nnd vnrloty of
Kooils that may now be ftecun-d there,
Crawford's nnd Took Fronn'B bis-
cults hnvo boon specially Imported for
tlio Xiiiiih trndo, Those dainty enkos
nnd biscuits nro Just the thing for
Mioko iinoxpoetod afternoon calls, Thoy
nro always ready, nml thoro Is a variety, swoot nnd unsweetened, to Btilt
all tastes.
'Stagg's Amber marmalndo has jimt
boon added to the stock. This mnrmn-
Indo, which Is n mixture of lemon and
orniigo and Is nbsolutoly tho finest
lironkfiiBt preserve obtnlnnblo, la put
up in one, pound Blnns iurn mnl f|v«
pound tins.
J«p Oranges
The son-Ron for .Tnp oranges In fnst
drawing to n close, and wu would ndvlso tho buying of a box or two of
this very luscious fruit before tho
Xmns riiHh snaps thorn up. Tho enr
of Washington apples Is unloaded, and
thoso nre. without doubt, tho fin-nut
,*,.,-.-- -j '-"^-.uim ... . i jii.u .ui* ittii,
Whv vnt i.nt n fev b'iye'' In ;:mir bare
ment before tho severe wnntlior S-Ms
In?
IMMIGRATION OF
HINDUS FORBIDDEN
OTTAWA. Ont.. Dec. !>.—Decisive
action is being taken todny by tbo
government to stop Immigration of
Hindus Info fhi« country for Hie nr-ey.
ont. At a merlins of tho cabinet nn
order pnssiv] prohibiting fnrlh-rr lm-
nileratlon of Hr<»'.n« or l,i)ioreri« into
nrltlsh Columbia from tho Pacific or
t'x ftuuUi uu.ll V,,t:Ai S.\ utml,
Th® overcrowded condition of the
labor market Is given as the cau«e.
ANNUAL REPORT OF THE-.
SECRETARY OF THE LADIES'
BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
-  11 •    ' ,. '  .
For,the Year Ending December, 1913
The Society has held ten regular
and' six special - meetings during thjo
year; ... •*
• Pour new membertt biavo joined the
-Society and two of our members haVo
moved to othei1 towns.
There have boen twenty cn-sos reported and given help during tho poet
ydar, A great many of them havo heen
helped a,number of times.
Thero havo boon, many Interesting
cases brought bofore tho Socloty during the year and the Society has beon
instrumental in getting six ohlldron
into homes, whoro they would havo
proper food and caro, which thoy woro
not getting at homo.
Tho Society "has given $10,00 a
month for several mouths to a number
of dlfforont cases, whoro it was
thought tho monoy would holp thorn
moro than giving them groceries and
moat.
Christmas boxes woro glvon to a
numbor of families whoro thoro woro
children.
Tho aim and deslro of this Society
Ib to help tlio, poor und noody nnd by
judicious help to mako them self-supporting and solf-respoctlng.
J. 1). MeLEAN,
SocroUiry Ladles' nonevolont Socloty.
Recelpta for Year 1913
Balance on, hand Jan. 1, 10111 % 31.87
Amount of foes       II2.D0
Ront of dlaheir fill
Total grants from City Council
1912-19111       3&0.00
Cho<iuo  from  11. C,  (iovorn-
ment, oxponHCs' ro government cases, 1912     lfiH.20
llocolpte Now Year Unll     M!i.«R
UocelptH for entering T.  W.
Hall        82.110
$1)72. K2
Disbursements
To groceries for needy families  '.  f2li0.H0
To enro of baby  sn.OO
To uHftlHtlng family to Nelson 1(1.80
To oxpcnHos, Now Year Hull. 05.no
To watering T. W. danco .... ao.<(»
To room rent for girl   :I0.00
To Chlof Hall for 2 children . 10.Ort
To assisting sovernl poor women   $0.00
To sending girl to fionttlo ... H.00
To shoes, merchandise, etc. .. 5.45
To «]nmtt!>nn to C   T   QaclnMr
ror Children*!* Homo   25.00
MZAl'i,
Tc bal-in-rc on bnml       4id, <7
$072.82
T,   V   mmtt \rt-\
Treasurer Udlos' Ileuevolent Society.
December 1st, 101S.
Don't forget grand concert ftocem-
Iter J2nrt.
W. V, Muirhead ta carrying a special
lino of rolt thoes and slippers thl*
weok. Thesn are moat excellent In
thi» present state of the sMew«IVi». nn
It Is impossible to tllp whilst wearing
th«*m. Ills line ot mocassins, too. in
(■exceptional, bnlng guaranteed not to
j harden after being wetted. P*H shoe*
•nd morasalns are certainly th* moat
romfortnbjo nnd tbo warmest kind of
footwear during the winter, besides
W'KR  WO *4ty  tf fcdJuttBIMlt.
^It^mrtfrnfTr. ;.v,nip- „-■»„,'	
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PAGE TWO
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE/ B. 0, DECEMBER lS^iafo?:
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By which Date AU Headings Must be sent in
Over
DISTRICT No. 1-Including Corbin, Michel, Hosmer, Coal Creek,
Fernie and the West.
Candidate No., -1 .  1081796
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^|1* The concert in connection with the distribution of
\Jfr prizes for our competition will take place in the
- || Miner's Hall on Monday, December 22nd. On this
occasion the prizes to successful contestants for the Fernie,
Hosmer, Michel and Coal Creek district will; be. distributed'
while the proceeds of the concert will be handed over to the
Gladstone Local Secretary to provide cheer for the strikers'
children on Vancouver Island. '   .    &
ftp We want  every  individual ..who .claims  any artistic'
■1 this occasion arid if you will droJ> us a note stating what
you are prepared to do for this worthy object, shallesteem
same a.favor. -Further announcement willbe.made next week
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DISTRICT No. 2—Including Coleman, Carbondale and Blairinore. a
Candidate No.   5          1321460
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DISTRICT No; 3—Including Frank, Hillcrest,'Bellevue, Maple Leaf,
Burmis, Passburg, Beaver Mines, Taber, Pocahontas, Bankhead, and East and North.,
Candidate No.   2 7. .;...'.... -.     ......'}'..   362194
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List of Prizes
The following prizes are for Contestants
{Corbin and to the
$20 PRIZE
Splendidly Trimmed Hat supplied by Mrs. TODD.
$25 HEATER OR RANGE
Supplied by TRITES-WOOD 00.    ~~
$12 DRESSING CASE
Supplied by McLEAN DRUG STORE
$6.00 PAIR OF BOOTS
Supplied by MUIRHEAD & 00.
TWO $10 HAMPERS
Supplied by FERNIE CO-OPERATIVE
in Fernie, Coal Creek, Hosmer, Michel
west of Fernie
$10 PRIZE
Supplied by FERNIE-FORT STEELE BREWERY.
i
ROAST OF PORK
Supplied by 41 MEAT-MARKET
400 DAY MANTEL GLASS CASE CLOCK
Supplied by A. 0. LIPHARDT
LADY'S SKIRT OR PAIR OF GENT'S PANTS
VALUE $16.00
Supplied by DeBURLE & BIRKBEOK
TWO BOXES OF CIGARS
Supplied by W. INGRAM
FINE FAT TURKEY,
Supplied by P. BURNS & 00.
List of Prizes
The following prizes sare for, Coleman, Carbondale, Blairmore, Frank, Bellevue,
Maple Leaf, Hillcrest, Passburg, Burmis and East
$18.00 POWER WASHING MACHINE
Given by H. G. GOQDEVE 00. ,
FOUR BOTTLE HAMPER
, Supplied by COLEMAN LIQUOR 00„ Coleman.
$10,00 PRIZE
Supplied by FRANK WINE & SPIRIT CO.
$20.00, saiT-
Givon by J, H, NAYLOR,1 Bollovuo'''
$20.00 ORDER ON THE STORE
Given by T. M, BURNETT,, Bellevue.
SPLENDID GOLD WALTHAM WATCH
Supplied by 0,' W. JOHNSON, Lyric Theatre
$18.00 TEA SET
Given by A. I, BLAIS, ^Bellevuo and Frank
$15.00 HEATER
Given by STEPHEN T. HUMBLE, Bellevue.
MARK YOUR ENVELOPE "COMPETITION"
DON'T FORGET
GRAND CONCERT
Grand Theatre, Fernie, Monday Dec. 22nd
Prizes for the Fernie District will be Distributed on this Occasion
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Lyric Theatre, Bellevue
i i
H'-.
Prizes for District No. 3 will be distributed on
this occasion-Be on H^nd!
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Tuesday Dec. 23rd - - District Ledger Night
I    /PiT\ A 1T^    WWHTJTF*^    WkT-dFUUkTTIiTTnflT-rtUT
M      IM*   K^   I AM  ■ IM        IMP" UM?  H   tt   Ma H Ml H  <|l^ ' H ' VfUT  H   tt_^_ M Ml ' H ' H Ml M MAM
lolAmftii   S«!*****^»i"'    rilia^iflkrMiKiciiv   Ot\
. i n
When our Competition Prizes will be
distributed
Don't Forget the Date
Saturday 20th
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER;'KBRNIE,   B. C, DECEMBER 13, 1913.
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\i'\££.
V.'JHsfcsttiKJtfiA
C-tlto^LADSfONE- LOCAL'',-,"'
j*;:' ;^-' — % ^No. 2314  -•
'VA-Meet..'first and third 'Fridays,
-.-Miners*'Hail, Fernie; second and
"fourth'Fridays, Club Hail, Coal
*-" >Creek,   Sick Benefit attached.
,-■ ::X*;A7. :7a ■'■•     *-.' T,;Uph!li; Sec.
a"Fernie;B. C.   ■ /   >;,„,> -*. ,
X   .        HOSMER L0CAL
■^■^v syTA. No. 2497 .- - '•'v
1'-'■; Meet'every Tuesday evening In
■;;the. Athletic Hall-at 7.30. Sick
-. Benefit' Society lii connection. ■
m1.^ ..: ■; .--."W. Balderstone, Sec.
•" Box 68, Hosmer, B. Cx
■i-'-;;-,\:   MICHEL LOCAL
.,''-   .;"-"' No. 2334
Meet' every Sunday afternoon
,-'4at'2-o'clock   in   Crahan's   Hall.
Sick Benefit Soclety'attached.
- ■     ■'.! , H. Elmer. Sec.
PARK LOCAL'
No. .1387
Meet every Sunday. Sick and
Accident Benefit Society attached.      . ' --,
.''   Michael Warren, Sec.
Canmore, Alta. ■  , •■ •
HILLCREST LOCAL
'' ,   No. 1058
Meet second and fourth Sunday
- ln month.   Sick and Benefit Society attached. "'-,'' ^
-    . -'»-,,   J. Gorton, Sec.
CARBONDALE LOCAL
J -       ,; No. 2227
"'. '   - ... 3
' Meet evei*^ alternate Sunday at
',£.30 p.m. in "the. Opera House,
, Coleman. ';"
"    " ."    ' J. Mitchell, Sec;
• .Box 105, Coleman.' ,-"
, BANKHEAD LOCAL
No. 29
- ,    , ■*
Meet overy Tuesday evening at
7 o'clock in the Bankhead Hall.
Sick and Accident'Benefit Fund
attached. ■ . -  \
Frank "Wheatley, Fin. Sec.
Bankhead, Alta.
.   COALHURST LOCAL
No. 1189
.       Meet  every  Sunday  afternoon'
g|-   -in'Mlners" Hall, 2.30," <     ■ '
Frank Barrlngh'am, Sec.
Box 112. Coalhurst P. O.  <      .   *.
sawmji&mmmjii^sjmjissssit^
.     COLEMAN LOCAL;,; -,,
>. ./.;/ ",.'■" No. 2683;  ./"'",
'X Meet .every other Sunday, gen-=
erally second and fourth Sundays..
. in. the" month/-"' -  .' •'  \ .'
PASSBURG LOCAL
/      v No. 2352   '    "■•" ..-."■
Meet every second and fourth   ,
Sunday, of "each-month at 2 p.m.  '■*■
In Slovak Hall.' Sick Benefit Society attached.     -
,   . Thos. G. Harries, Sec
Passbure, Alta. -   - ,-•■./
BURMIS LOCAL ./"--
, '   No. 949      v
Meet every second and fourth ?
Sunday of each, month "at 10 a.m.
In School House, Burmis. No Sick
Society.
.   Thos. ,G. Harries, Sec.   \
Passburg, Alta.
MAPLE LEAF LOCAL
,     No. 2829
Meet overy first and third Sun-    "
day of each month at 10 a.m. in
Union Hall, Maple Leaf. No Sick
Society. ,    ,
Thos. G. Harries, Sec.
Passburg, Alta.
LETHBRIDGE LOCAL
. No. 431 ,     - r
Meet every Wednesday evening
at 7.30 ln Miners* Hall, 12th Avenue North.
I* Moore, Sec.-Treas.
,   BELLEVUE LOCAL
No. 431
Meet every Sunday at 2.30 p.m.
In  the Socialist Hall./
James' Burke, Sec.'
Box 36, Bellevue, Alta.
BEAVER CREEK,LOCAL  .
No. 48f
Meet every Sunday at 3 o'clock
P.m. ' "  ,c «   - .-
- John Loughran, Sec.
(THE GOOD REPUTE)
t *   .u     " . ' J<       •'"   ,    ' -.V*     -   l *
And the Relief Society for the Political Victims of
the Russian Revolution ^Former Reel Cross)
CORBIN LOCAL
No. 2877   .
Meet every second Sunday at 2
o'clock'In the Club Hall. Sick
BgnefIt Society attached.
! '"' - Johiu Jones, Sec.,
Corbin, B. C._, ■,." -."T-
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No need of suffering another day!
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So sure are we that Stearns" File
.- Remedy will benefit you that- we
-Will   REFUND  YOUR   MONEY, it
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"This is tho only pilo romody'that
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Will thank us for telling you nbout It.
, ;Wo have the exclusive, agency.
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FERNIE :
THE MEXICAN SITUATION
By JohrTM. Work
The- .Mexican situation*.cnanges so
fast that this article > may be out of
date-before it-is'printed. But I am
going to-base it upon the,-situation- as
.   By Hermann .Sudermann   ,
>Th-e woman" problem,! with all' its
ramifications;- tbe woman's^psychology;, the, struggle for'freedom and independence; the woman's honor; the
dual standard- of morality in- .present
society; a woman's love and ability of
self-sacrifice; all of these features of
■the '--s-xcalled. -woman's problem are
ipre-e-minently the Ithenne of Suder*}
■matfs "dramatic works. We. are fam-
iliar'with the characters of "His -Honor"'(Die VEhre), "The Fires of, St.
John" 'Johannes^euer) and "Magda"
ixlelmat).-'       ,
In the-new drama, "Der Gute Ruf,"
we have a novel feature of three women characters, each supplementing
the other-in the portrayal of the woman's Intellect, her heart and her
soul; and all of them seeking, each In
her'own way, lo be "one's self"; at
least each one is talking of lt, ,-al.
though not one of them has the courage of Ibsen's Nora.
It seems singular that three Intel-
lectual women- (Karla, Dorrltt' and
Anna) are all in love with one young
man-;' Max Termahlen, wlio, ln the
estimation,of each is a nobody (nich-
schen), but Sudermann.>'ants us to
understand that -this'-ls a psychological
possibility. Mme. Karin Michaelis has
opened the woman's secret in her
"Dangerous.Age," but she has,not
gone so far; perhaps some other good
■ woman will be frank enough to admit the., correctness of Sudermann's
estimate of woman's psychology. We
shall not dare to .-venture' Into a dispute. One thing is certain: no man
ftould fail tp enjoy the thrill of a late
hour erotic scene under , a playful
■masque, enacted by the lovely Dorrit.
Surely every woman would be happy
to -possess „the-ability of successfully
emulating her. -'' -*-* ■-
■And now, dear- readers, look at the
play and judge for yourselves: Karla
Weissegger, a young woman of about
35, approaching .the '.'dangerous age,"
is the wife of Geheimaat Weissegger,
a man of 50; she married him because
of his commercial "-genius."
- Indeed, he and Ter'muhlen, Sr„ are
the leading and controlling figures of
a -trust that has'ruihed the independent business man, Schrodt, the father
pf Dorrit. - Dorit, a«lovely woman of
about 33,-' is the victim wife of Lieutenant Von Tanno, In the employ of
the syndicate. -. His • cynical.. indifference .to his-wife's flirtations is responsible for .Dorrit's delight in spitting
upon.the conventional "good repute"
of our hypocritical society;'   '
Karla loves young Max,, -a- so'n of
• I
Mr. J. Cartlidge
Teacher of Piano
and Organ
SpoclallBt In Tuning
& Pianola Works
Vocal Training:,
Apply for torms to
BOX 538
or House No. 21, Wood St.
Sixty Years tha Standard
•DR?
irexists- at the time of .writing.
' I belieye it is not too much to say
that In the spring.of 1911 the Socialist party prevented, the' Unjted States
from Intervening in Mexico. At that
time we took'the question up vigorously and raised hell-about It. The
President and Congress were deluged
with letters, resolutions, and petitions.
Mass protest meetings .were held all
over the country. These activities had
the deBlred effect, ,   '.
We are far stronger, now than we
were' then, • -  ■
The mere fajCt that we have to our
credit more than twice .as many votes
as we then hadlB sufficient to give
ua more than twice as much power
and influence. This is what caused
tho West Virginia Jails to open and
let the strikers walk out when our
commltteo crossed the State border.
Even .Incipient or threatened political
action on the part of tho working
class ls sufficient to accomplish wonders.
Now, lot's repent theBe performances and improve upon them.
It does not matter that thore is no
Socialist movoment In Mexico. Tho
Mexicans aTO not tho aggressors, Tho
Mexican people -have no doslro to
havo war- with tho peoplo of tho
United States. If thero should be war,
lt will be because tho Unltod StateB
starts lt. Thoroforo, tho fact that
thero Is no .Socialist movomont In
Mexico to co-oporato with ub will not
prevent us from iholng successful. Tho
only thing necessary is to thwart tho
aggression of the United Stntos. And
wo can do that oursclvoB,
It is tlmo for thc Soclnllst party of
tho United States to rtso to tho dignity which rightfully belongs to It i\a
a part of tho world-wide Soclnllst
movoment.
Yob, romomber that whon tho war
clouds woro hovorlng ovor Norway
and Swodon, Franco and Germany,
tho Socialists of thoso countries wuv-
«d tho wand of working class solidarity in tho faces of tho war lordB
ami undor its maRlc spoil tho sword
fell bloodloHH from their nerveless
hands.
Theso ovonts and tho Mexican affair
nre but child's play compared with
thu • mightier -achlovomoais which
await tho inovltablo Socialist move-
mont.
The swing and swoop of ago* will
record tho fact that tho Socialist
movement wns tho greatest upward
and onward forco and urgo of tho
tlmc-iN. Y. Call.
ner_fa'tlrer^^sociate~lnT'the' syri-dT
cate, Termahlen, Sr.;' Max is a common,- every day "little son of the
rich,"-a good for nothing drone who
enjoys his ventures with women of
society and spends his "lisnre" hours
nfter midnight in the Berlin "all night
houses,",'
Karla seeks for an .opportunity of
keeping up her clandestine relations
with Max, .preserving,' however, her
"good name and repute,"    She1 asks
her--charming friend, Dorrit, who has
nothing :,to„. Ipse, to add Max' to her
subjects! of innocent flirtations, so
that she might enjoy his company under Dorrit's shelter. Dorrit is willing
and pbliging. ■ But her • charms are
too great not to alienate the bon
v-Ivant Max's,' attentions from the
rather'faint hearted Karla'.
Quod est demonstrandum: Max is
enrapped. by- the alluring charms .of
Dorrit. Karla' finds that she has
played a dangerous game. There is
a:--most' interesting scene of "jealousy" between Karla and her friend
Dorrit.      7   ■   •
. "I gave him my body and soul,"
cries Karla, "You gave him nothing;
you took him and from him," wisely
rejoins her friend Dorrit. "He- shuns
you and. wants0 me, but he belongs to
neither of us; he belongs lo Anna,"
thus argues Dorrit.
Dorrit is an interesting, character,
although she has not. as yet found
herself. "There are now two schools
in womanhood, the old and the new
one. I have escaped the old school,
but.cannot find the ndw one," said
Dorrit.
Anna-'-SQiilin,' an orphan cousin of
•Max, and the' ward of Termahlen, Sr.,'
is a young girl whose inherited wealth
has afforded her a good education.
She has studied science and art. She
has, learned to understand that her
educaion and living were but a
"means to an end" of becoming "one's
self."      '     _
Karla, however, .believes that, the
aim of every woman is the man; and
slie has no doubt that Anna's "end"
was no other than to gain Max. This
notwithstanding the fact that she
recognizes the, great breach - separate
ing the old and new generations'.' "Is
it not wonderful," she says to -Anna,
"that the*insignificant difference pf a
decade between. you and us has
wrought such, progress in woman's
self-education that we might look
upon each other as beings of two different worlds." , ■ ■
It would be natural for Karla to
recognize this fact and reach the inevitable conclusion that she ought to
give up the game, but she won't. At
least Sudermann makes her fight,
For what is a decade in a woman's
age after all! "Karla"is about to become/'onfe's self," and make a clean
breast.to her husband and leave him
to win Max.' But she is warned at the
psychological moment by Dorrit.' She
would- gain' nothing by a confession,
as Max would not have her. She interrupts -Karla's attempt  by  making
a.confe^sion~hwse]f7t^h^Y"Kusbaird~of
her -love*fbr Max. Of course the duel
follows. The husband, Von Tanna.'is
naturally . wounded. • - The '.'bad reputation" ' of". Dorrit' is becoming tlie
property of the town. She'is shunned
everywhere and is refused admittance
to Karla's house iby the latter's husband. This is more than Karla can
stand: we learn from, the husband
that sh'e, too, has confessed.
To ipreserve the "good reputation"
of Karla and Dorrit, Herr Geheimerat
Weissegger-plans for the departure of
the. two for some foreign country and
there await -in peace until'the wind
has blown over. And the curtain
falls.
The audience is dismissed full - of
thought of the psychological-.problems
portrayed by Sudermann. But if
pleasure ,be the only function of the
theatre, the scene of love making, or,
rather, of making a man love a* woman, as same is portrayed by Sudermann's Dorrit, reaches the zenith of
grandeur, and. redeems whatever
faults the playgoers might otherwise
find.
Fraulein Kraus'e, or the Irving
Theatre, In personifying Dorrit, is so
charming that one cannot be surprised that Max's'father forgives so
cheerfully "all his son's'youthful transgressions, to say no more. . . .
So much for the play.' And "now
what about the other part of our
heading: jyrhe Relief Society for the
Political Victims of the Russian Revolution." What has SudermannJs .play
its victims?
Mr, Brisbane once .wrote an editorial in the-Journal, under the heading,
"For" the Sake of the Cat's Tail."
Under that heading he philosophized
on the man's function in the family,
his duties and obligations toward his
children,'etc. At the conclusion he
said: "And' now you ask me, 'Why
that heading of "For the Sake of the
Cat's Tall"?' Why, that was only to
-catch the attention bf the fools who
read the Journal."-
'No fools read the. Call, and we
earnestly, strive to increase the number of our wise, readers, So we need
no catch headings.
■tye connected our review of'Sudermann's play with the relief society because the .play.'is to be given for the
■benefit of the political, victims of the
Russian revolution by the former Red
Cross, on Decer.nber 9, at the Irving
Place Theatre. .
The Russian martyrs ' are continuously calling to civilteed mankind
from the cells of captivity,- the ■ relief
society has, for the last seven" years,
unceasingly worked to keep up the
body and soul, of these martyrs, of
Russian freedom.
The revenge trials and tortures of
Russian tyranny and bureaucracy are
unabating., The revolutionaryJforces
Imve been shattered. But the' spirit
of the revolution is still kindling in'
the hearts of the Russian'proletariat.
.In- keeping up  the  body- and: the |
-3pirit-of-the-Russ"ira'"marfyreTlircapn"
tivlty, we are holding aloft thevgreat
ideals for which they have so valiantly fought. , .
.   The  benefit performance arranged
by   the   relief   society,   with   Sudermann's play as an attraction, serves
a great cause. "Every,one .who will
attend will have a double enjoyment:
an esthetic treat and the satisfaction
of p/arcipltatlon in a noble work'—NY
Call.
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'  Of late years at least,
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Of eyeryon'e.'
*   And I have never ceased,
To make my hideous feast
Upon the very flesh—
Of everyone.
And all the land I leased, -
In both the West and East,
, The necessary land—
0        Of everyone.
I have ground the very face
Of every-simple race,
And would do the same—
To everyone.
My homers in a tower,
And 1 have the power
■ To crush the very soul
Of everyone.
In a carriage I can ride,
.Close to the very side
Of everyone 1 hate—
Of everyone,
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. Evolution Is tho , continuous and
ubiquitous manifestation of nn occult
mid inhorent tendency toward per-
I'ecHon.—Lamnrck.
RoclallBm Is a conscious endeavor
lo substitute organized corporation
for existence ln place of the present
nnnrchial -competition for existence,
or the system of socldl organization
calculated to bring this about. This
definition, though it gives,' .perhaps,
adequate oxproBslon to tho active and
practical sido of Socialism, leaves out
of account altogether lis theoretical
basis, From this point of vlow, Socialism Ib an attempt to lay the foundation of a real sclenco of sociology
wliich shall enable .mankind, by thoroughly understanding thoir past nud
present, to comprehend, and thus,
within limits, to control tho movomont and development of thoir own
society in the nonr futuro. Consequently Socialism ln its wldo sense
ls not, ns Is si HI commonly thought,
a more aspiration for a hotter stato
of Bocluty, Btlll less only a sorlcw of
proposals to mitigate tho evils arising from tho prosont social arrange,
ments.
Modem sclontlfln Socialism essays
to give nn Intelligible explanation of
tho growth of human socloty, and to
show tlmt aB -each stop In tho long
courso of development from Uio Institution of prlvato property, through
chattel slavery, sorfdom, nnd wage-
dorn,'wns Inevitable, so tho next step
from capitalism to floclallnm U also
inovltablo
Tho objoct which Socialists have in
view Is thnt this, tho ilnnl transformation, should bo mnde consciously
hy nn organised, educated and Intelligent peoplo, instead of unconsciously, and therefore tempestuously, hy
group* of dlttontontod, emblttcrad
nnd Ignorant workers A«ltntlon
(against iho Injustlco of tho prospnt
b}ni.Viil    it!    tnUuUw-iU'iJtt,    lUtvW&tti,    in
only valuahlo so far tm It educate*
man nnd womon to appreciate tlw
tendency of tho tlm«, nnd londa thorn
to organlxo for tho attainment of tho
d-ftflnHft otiA which thru ovnlnrin-n nf
economic forms has mado ready.
Whether the groat chango will Im
brought peaceably or forcibly has no
bearing upon, tho atago of development which hat been reached! In oach
clvllUed country, anil the attitude
which tha dominant class may adopt
ln relation to the demands which the
economic situation Impels tho producing class to make.  . .','
■With tho establishment of national
nnd eventunlly international Social'
Ism, -mankind resumes the definite
control over tho means, and Instruments of production, and , master
henceforward for all time • instead
of being mastered by them, Hy
such co-operative Industry, wIioho
power ovor nuture Is Increased by
each fresh Invention and discovery,
a carapace of repression Is lifted from
tho faculties of each Individual, and
woalth being made as plentiful as
wator by light, wholesome labor, all
freely contribute to Increase their
own happiness as well as that of
their fellows. Human nature assumes
n now and higher charactor in n
society In which tho surroundings aro
such that Hfo Is not, as todny, n
constant struggle against tho pressure
of want aud the temptations of misery. luMcnd of tho personal, limited,
Introspect I vo, individual othlo is tho
social, altruistic, broad othlc In which
the duty toward socloty nocesBarlly
involves tho highest duly toward n
man's self. Woman, relieved of economic and social subjugation, will
asBiimo her placo ns tho social equal
of mnn,
8o sfnr, therefore, irom Individual
initiative and personal freedom In tlm
highest sonno being limited and
atuntod, human beings will havo th«
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Hion, The golden ago of socl-rtty Is
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By Joseph E, Cohen
' There is a -saying to' the'effect that
in Boston -they-ask you: "What -do you
know?',' in New York they ask: "How
much are you ,v&orth?" while in Philadelphia they ask: "What are your
family connections?"
This may or may nofhe true generally,- but there happened' an incident
in connection with tlie election in
.Philadelphia that would* serve' as an
illustration for the point, y
In one district the present representative in' City Council is a negro. He
is a Republican, ran for re-election
and was opposed by a "white -man on
the fusion tieket.
The colored'man won. The white
mail happens to be a scion of "one of
Philadelphia's first families.'' ' Thereby hangs the tale.v       '     -
For the narrow-minded .press could
not help'comment upon the outcome
of this~contest.
Entirely irrespective of the parties
concerned, if the white- man had uo.
better reason for"1 running than that he
belongs to an ancient family, then his
defeat was a justified rebuke.
The fact that a man is proud of his
ancestors is a pretty sure test that he
has nothing else, lo be proud of. It is
bad enough to exploit the living; it is
more mendacious to exploit the dead.
People who do this are cheating the
undertaker in -the worst way.
'. -Aside, from that-'"if. is no accident
that the pure and.immaculate reformers are the very one's to draw the line
against .the "negroesT* When one becomes' sA professional reformer in the'
.old' parties it is extremely difficult to
keeip one's wings:trimmed back to a
rudimentary, condition.. The reform-'
ers worship Hhe good man idol, and
onlj^ magnificent modesty prevents
them" from' proclaiming themselves
angels in .disguise.
'Under the circumstances, how is it
possible for any one hut a member of
a "first family" to' be a reformer—or,
ai least, to be trusted with office?
And since negroes do not happen to
belong to the families that came over
with William Penn and, swapped a
handful of beads fora hundred thousand acres of land, the negro cannot he
a reformer. >       •
^ When all is said and done, the professional reformer stands for the most
exclusive' caste feeling of any old party politician. The.professional reform
leader -comes as near being a Democrat as Tammany resembles an- Egyptian village.
And; to -give the devil his due, "tho
old gang" in the shape of the Republican'party in Philadelphia, has an
amount of common humanity in everyday , use that the reform movement
the country over cannot brag of.
Not-that -the reformers elsewhere
"are of'the-.-same variety as in Phila-
delphia/or to the same"extent as.they.
We hope noif, if for' no other reason
than for Jhe sake of'variety. - .,-'_-.*'    -
Aside,-from tha't^it so "happens in
Philadelphia that many-of .the old
families still reside-in the heart of the
city, in a ""district .that, has .been the
social centre since,"historical--times.
And, whether'it',may he' explained one
way- or another, thejfact remains that
behind the .homes, of-the swells are
some of the yeryl worst ''alleys and
courts. So much -for'the first'.families
in Philadelphia,-        ' .   .■    - - - '
In this same'district there is considerable'of a negro element. -Whether
they are as good as the first families
or not, if they are not competent-to
represent the district in councils then
the fault is upon the families of the
first residenters for not leading the'
newcomers in the -right direction. ■
Moreover, and this'is the .Important
point, whatever the qualifications of
the -negro TOay,, be to hold political of-
fice, their ability is not so poor hut
that they have to lean upon dead ancestors for support. "
We are afraid that with regard to
many of the scions of "our first -families" the old injunction will he carried
out to the letter that "the first shall
be last." ,
A TRUE STORY
By Emanuel Julius
I don't fancy the idea of telling a
true story, for when I tell that kind
nohody believes me. If I begin- a
story by saying thalrl fell liko giving
my imagination an outing, that I am
smoking dream-provoking cigarettes
and that I have been in a state 'of
extreme intoxication- for about six
months and,' as a direct result, il desire to grind out a little dope—mark
you, if I admit all this,' and if, in
addition, I write what goes under the
name of a story, rest - assured every
reader will believe every word I utter.
•So, I know beforehand that no" one
will believe this story just because I
say-.it is true. Again, it is poor art to
say a story is true, for it is the'purpose of the short story writer to make
■the impossible so probable that no
one will raise.questions of doubt. But,"
I am' saved—this isn't a short story.
.Thi£ isn't even a sketch. Jt's merely
a squib. -
If this .were a little play, I'd begin
as follows: .     '
Place: Boston. , -
Time: The present' day. Two
o'clock of a bright Sunday afternoon.
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' Scene: The road in Boston Commons where, all the Socialists, I. W.
W.s and single -taxers, double taxers,
triple taxers, Progressives, Methodists, Salvationists, Holy Jumpers and
Unholy Rollers hold .public meetings.
The crowds appear to enjoy these' hot
air artists.  , ,
This road is the community's' safety
valve to enable all surplus steam to
i find' outlet. One well-dressed, excited
j speaker bas a tremendous crowd-*. He
is orating in Fourth 'of July fashion,
an<l is apparently impressing his auditors. One soon learns that .he is an
anti-Socialist, out to save the people
from the horrors of Socialism.,
"i tell -you in all .s.eriousness,""* the
speaker bawls, "the country is at the
brink of an abyss'and unless we realize our danger the -civilization of.our
day will be hurled to ignominous oblivion. I tell you, ladies and- gentlemen, that, the Socialists are oganized
to break up the home and destroy the
family.. Yes, I repeat, the Socialists
desire to end the family.' -Unless
something is done, the Socialists" will
become strong' enough to place, their,
ideas 'into practice and thenour homes
will be destroyed for all time. Save
the home, I appeal to you. . Save the
EonnTif r6m""the~ re"d~Sciraer~T>oirri©f
them destroy the family,"      .
'So goes the argument of the Socialist annihilator. He continues jamming
the wind, becoming more'eloquent and
enthusiastic in his assault on the
homebreakers. Yes, the home must
toe saved. Suddenly a tall maa^plbows
his ,.way through the crowd and approaches the speaker. Pulling his ccjat
sleeve, the stranger asks:  ' • •
"Are you David Oold?" -,' ••
-"Yes," says the speaker, returning
to his argument, he exclaims, "and
the only hope to save'the home is to
drive the Socialists out of tlie country.   Save the home."
"Just .a minute," says the Intern
rupter, "if you're Mr. David Gold then
you'ro the man I'm looking for."
SYNOPSIS OP OOAL MIMNG
lllSOULATlONS
COAL mining rights of the Dominion, In Manitoba, SMkatohew*n and
Alberta, tho Yukon Territory, tho North
(Vest Territories and In a portion of
the Provinco of British Columbia, may
be leased for a term of twenty-one
yo*™ at an annual rental of fl an acre.
Not more than 2,660 acres wli be leaseA
to. ono applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
by tno applicant In porson to .the
Agent or Sub-Agont of the distriot In
whioh th* rights applied for are sltuat-
Jd.
In surveyed territory the land must be
iiiti-.iriw-.-ci by Mi'-jiiuris, or legal sub-dlvl-
ilons of seotlons, and ln unsurvoyod
torrltory tho tract applied for shall be
staked out by the applicant himself,
Eioh apllcatlon munt be aooompanled
by a foe of |S which will be refunded If
the rights applied for are not available,
but.net otherwise. A royalty -shall be
paid on tho merchantable output of tho
mino at the rate of five cents per ton.
The .person operating tho mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
aooountlng for the full quantity of mor-
ohantable ooal mined an dpay the royalty thereon. If the ooal mining
rights are not bo!tig oporatad, tmtti
returns should bo furnished at least
anna a year.
The lease will Include the ooal trilling
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purohaso whatover available
turf aoo rights may be oonsldarad ne-
tessary fpr the working of the mine
it the rate of $10.00 an acre.
For. full Information application
should be mado to the Bnoretury of the
Department of thn Interior. Ottawa, or
to any Agent or Bub-Agent or Domln-
•on Lands, /
'   W. W. Oory,
Deputy Minister nf the Interim1.
N.D—Unauthorlsod publication ur this
advertisement will not be vald fnr.
0151
McLean's Drug & Book
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THE FERNIE PRESCRIPTION CHEMIST
A I.-
Our Competition Closes on Dec. 17th
Are your Headings in?
Isis Theatre
Bfts-k At wav*
fi   Pictures  Changed  Dulty  $
Coming Wed. Deo. 17
i nu  Suttiu
of Waterloo"
4 Roels
King of War Pictures
"What'is.jt-you want?" the speaker
asks, wiping themerspiratlon from his
brow. "Can't you wait -until I' finish
.my lecture?" \    .
- "No, you>*e got to come along with
me. I'm a detective and' I've got a
warrant for your- arrest. ' You're
charged with -failing to support your
family." • t
Mr.' David', -Gold won't deliver
speeches ^for some time to come, but
as soon as they- let' him out, he' will
continue „;his lectures on the menace
cf Socialism' to, the institution of the
family.
The lahor 'movement,has made wonderful progress because a sufficient
number of its memhers have been willing to -do more than talk. They have
been willing''to- do, things, to work, to
persevere in'the face of discourage-
■men.t. Loud talk is not only useless,
.but., is only indulged in by incompetents incapable of producing results.
Youthful
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Appearance
An   Asset   To   Every   Woman—Gra/
Hairs a Source of Discontent
Every woman wishes to look young
■always. Gray hairs mean the passing
of youth's charm...They are the source
of many a heartache to many- and
many a woman,. But they need not he.
'Hay'sv Hair Health restores gray, hair
to its natural color.   It is not a dye.
By its tonic qualities, by promoting
a new vigorous, healthy growth of the
hair, toy removing dandruff, hy furnishing to the scalp and the hair-roots a
new life it.'brings back the real color
and lUBtre of the hair.
If, after a fair trial according to directions, it falls to do this, we will
refund your money.
$1.00, 50c,'25c.   Get lt at our store.
Sold and recommended by McLean/s
Drug-Store,-Fernie, ,B. C. \
For our Foreign Brothers;
KONVENCIJA A. F. OF L.
Delogatl za kongrfessno p-relskavanje
Mlchlganske stavke—Protl
Naseljevanju
.U'JUMJI"
1 night only-special matinee
Idiiitiu-CkiHro 1S« • m\t 25c
To accomodate out of town patrons
tint mfliflg ihow caohsmcm 6M.
Delogatjo A, P. of U so na svojem
aboru v Seattle Bprojoll rouolucljo
Jolina Mltfihella zahtovaJoCo, dn zvo-
zna Kbornlca pralfiCe stavko rudarjov
v bakronom oltro&ju .Mlohlgnna, Vso-
blna roaolucljo jo blln takoj hrzojnv-
IJona v Washington, Fodoiucija so jo
zavoznla, da bo pomngftla fitrnjlcarjem
In Gompers jo imonoval oilbor, kntorl
naj ipohlra prlspoyko, Uradnlkl mod-
narolmlh unlj so obljublll, da bodo takoj izposlovall splofino glnsovhnjo za
rodno Btavkovno podporb v prld rudarjov v Mlohignnu.
Roaoluclja za konKrosno* prolslmvo
bo glafil:
"Kor bo lastniki rudiilltov prostrll
dolavHko ztthtov-o In ss ropnjoro znv*
rgll VHiik -iioBkuB sen pornvimvo tor lm-
portlrall pufiknrjo, barnho In takozvn-
■no dotflkllvo v fttrajknrjoy olfro*J«, Id
«o ublll yo-S -SirnJImrJov; napndnlt fton-
«ko in •prot-npntt otroko;
kor jo bilo v fiti'njknrfiko okroXjo
poilnnlh 2500 -mlllCnrJov, kl bI no na
konjlh zngnnjnll v mnntlco ljudi In g
pu&knml tor hnjonotl tolld po mofcoh,
Jonah 1n otroclh zasrnimiJoB Sono In
doklotu,
ultlonjono, dn Amorlcan Podorntlon
of- Labor enhtova kongroitio prol»ka«
Vt* tiltl'l,}tn l*\ *,t,yni\rtt*.   *!,[ *,-*, tlnll  i*rt**'*iA
fltavkl."
»ntjo )o sklonjono, da Amorlcan
Federation of Labor odobrnva »tall»Ce
mlchlgunsklh rudarjev In pozirljc veo
prlklopljcno unijo, <lu prlnpovajo na-
jlmnnj tollko kollkor prodlnga ok«o-
I.r .     , t i        .., i -r .
•■ '-f-J,   k-vU-.--v.iC   Ikj-Cl   tt, kkbvfe'Vi'W'C,   \>tf
flpovajo naj unijo veCJo inoske v avr-
ho, da bo proskrbl brani). obloka In
krov ta tisto, kl bojujoj-) boj vatlran-
o«m Clovofttvn."
Joseph I). Cannon, mitopnlk W. V,
of M„ jo nn ihoru illkatratmoro, kl
no prMHfo rndorjo v Copper Country
do roTolto In Izjavll je, da na raipolago
dnvnlj dokn»«v, An fr Cflhim-M fi nt*t>-
In Oo, OB-lrp/iriin zvnno vlaflo »i Kfiml-
jlita, ▼ katorlh lo!o bakron* 111a. Do-'
■tiCnn, ieinl]!W-fl j« drulh* dohiJft «*»•
tonj poil prftvoto, da Jlh bo ntblla in
prokop, luir pa nl bilo rpi. Dftljo «ta
hWuU imUiiai stavk* tudi John H.
Walker hi j«uu B. Uu»oii, Wiwaulk
federncije. ' Zadnji je tnpko -JlgoBal ml-
llco kot bando .pijancev in razuzdan-
cev, ki nlso vrodnl, da bi bill vojakl
to all katere drugo drZave.
illosolucijo za Bamostojuo pollUCno
a'kcijo jo zavrgel resolu-Sni odsok In
Lnhor "So ni ssrola, da bl vodlla pollt-
nosto -toga Jo dai izjavo da A. F. of
icnl boj."
-Stavko premogarjev v Coloradu Jo
zbor odobnl soglnsno.
Glodo naBelnl&kegu probloma, jo
abor sprojol rcBoluclJo, katoro Jodro
Jo: "ProC z Jnponol In z vsoml Azljatt
In proC /. lzBoljouul U Evrope, -kl no
-znnjo fil'tnti In plsatl." Protl tomu Jo
glaBOvalo lo pot dolegntov. Zn tb ro-
solticljo so jo kropko potognll tudi
»odrug Duncan McDonald, uutopntk
ipromognrjov v Illlnoluu. Dojul jo, da
Cltanja In plwmja avojo«a laBtnogn
jozlka oiiovohoI Imlgriintjo so naj-
voBJa ovlrn orgnnUlrnnlm tlelnvcbin
In -pravl BiiXnUkl mutorljiil zo kopitnl-
iHto, Co dolnvoc no sr.ua dltntl, nlmn
prlllko, da bl ho bukuiuiII b prlnolpl
unijo.
Duljo Jo zbor Btrogo obHodll aodlfi-fa
kl skufinjo Izrabljntl Shormanov pro-
tltniBtnl zitltou proti doluvBklm uni-
jam,
7,tx orgnnlzirnnjo proBtlh dolavcov
(Inborors) so zbor nnjbri no ho znv-
zol kakor kn8oJo znnmonjn, In to jo
vollka najwika,
V Colrtok Je zbor obravnaval o raz-
nlh i'azprtljnk In refill vofilnb vpornih
w"»i *•» «<**> -uit-t) (ia tllly*imlll 4UUU, i\U-
Jvn»,noJRo <in*. tpnnrnk! rtrinvi-J >■ jij'i-
moRokoplh, kl mo d-osloj bill v podro«-
Jtt protnognrsko unijo, bo priftll sodaj
v podroCJOyfttavibliiuklli unlj, Voznikl
v plvovantah «padujo odsloj k unljl
plvovartklh dolavcov in delavci v U-
iitiiovauiif.uh Blnditih )ti nilnontlnlh
pljafl so Imnjo pridruZltl k unljl voz-
nlkov, Iz toga Hindi, da so dolavcl ono
(nduntrljo io hoij rnzdoljonl, namoRto
da bl so druKlli,   sinhn tnktlka,
Qompsrs xopot predtodnlk
V uohoto> a. P. of I,, zaklJu-Jlla
»voj rllntrldoBotl zbor % izvolltvljo
nomtM>r»a .pn»ds*>nlVom 1n vflfflno star-
lh odbornlkov.  protl Oomperau ni bilo
! opozldjo, PrlhtHlnJI zbor no vr*l v Phil-
adftlphljl.   Prod zaklJuCkom jo (bor
| otlobrU lonsko volllno pravloo, vladno
i.lbmko v Alasld In zavrgol rotoluoljo
protl inlcrvonclji ?M, drlav y MCkil-
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Food and every   .
attention ,
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P. Carosella
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Bottled Goods a Specialty
Large Airy^ RQoms, &
Good Board     '
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Liquor Co.
. Wholesale Dealers in ,
"Wines
Liquors
Cigars
Mail Orders receive
prompt attention (
Pull supply of following
for an appetizing'meal to
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Poultry, Butter
,  and Eggs
Try our Cambrldga 8aui>
agei for tomorrow's break
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Phone B6 Wood Street
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Livery, Feed
and Sale Stables
Pint olaai Horaoa for Salo.
Quye Homei on Commlalon
George Barton , Phone 78
A "Lodger" adv. Is an
Investment.
List of Locals District 18
No. Name See. and P, O. Adririmn
20 nanUhoa-J v, Whnnllny, nnnkhnflrt, Altn.
481 Ueavor Croolc. j, L-oughrnn, Bo&vor Crook, via Pinch or, AUn.
431 Uollovuo /,., James Darke, Hox 36, Hollovno, Alto.
1103 niairraoro ,, w. L, Evans, Blalrmoro, Alia,
010 , DurmlB ,..,-, T. ii. Harries, Pausburg, Alta.
2227 Oarbondnlo J, Mltcholl, Oarbondalo, Colodlan, Alta.
US'.' Cuu^iun., ,,, ..Siiuiiitti 't'i talt-cn, Cauuibtu, AilH.
2033 Coloman,,,,...,,,,,,,J. Johmtono, Ooleman, Alta,
Wl Corbin,,,., ,,,,»!, Jonea, Corbin, B, 0.   "s,
1120 Chinook Mlnoi ».Ja«. Homo, Chinook, via Diamond Oity, Alta,
2178 Diamond Clfy, J. E, Thornhlll, Diamond City, tothbrldgo.
2814 l-'ornlo.,,,.,.,.,, Tho*. Uphill, Fernlo, n, 0.
1203 Frank....,,,.,,.,,... livan Morgan, Frank, Alta,
2(97 Hoamor ,,,, W, Daldorutonc, Iloamcr, D, C.
10S8 Hliioroit,,. , Jaa. Clorton, Hlllcroit, Alta,
M4 T.othbrlilirrt. T.. Mooro, 1731 Sixth Avenue, N. LotUbrW(t-a,
1180 Lothbrldgo CollIorlM...Frank Darrlnglmm, Coalhurit, ^ilta.
2820,.Maple Loaf .T, O. Karrloi, Pauburjf, Alu.      ,-
1334 Michel .,,,.H, Flmor, Mlchol, D. C,
14 Monaroh Mlnoi , Wm, Hynd, Elcan p. 0,f Taber, Alta.
S3&3 PaiiburK  T, O, Harriet, Poaaburjr, Alta.   '
2580 Royal View., Ceo. Jordan, Royal CollterioD, LothbrldfO. Alt*.
102 T»Ur,,.. ♦ A. FatUtnoa, Tabor, AUa.
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plete; assortment of Staple Jind Fancy Groceries
in the.Pass.   Our prices are right and our goods,
are the best that money can. buy;!       :.   !: -'■>
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Fresh Seeded Raisins, Fresh,
cleaned Currants, fresh Orange
; Lemon and Citron, Peel, Presh
\\" 'Datesand Figs, Fresh Mince  ,
, _" ,     [ Meat ,■,,--'",
Shelled Almonds and,,' Walnuts,. Crystallized
and \Glace Cherries, Honey in Comb, Glass
and Pails.
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.-*;   ,       Strawberries in Syrup, Rasp:
berries in Syrui>, Cherries in .,,
Syrup,  Red Pears | in Syrup
Fruit  Salad Chutney  and Preserved Ginger -
. Remember we handle the following brands of Flour
Royal Household, Robin Hood & Five Roses
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Genuine Salvage
A, I. Blais,  Frank will  sacrifice the whole of
his splendid stock of high grade
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Canned Fruits, Vegetables etc
Bottled Goods & Groceries
that escaped damage from the fire in his store
-at Frank last week
All goods less than half cost
Your Opportunity for Genuine
Bargains
Stores at
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Lyric Theatre
~ The Lyric Theatre management iC.
W- Johnston) has added a splendid
present to our heading competition
-PTize list—a beautiful Waltham watch
and a handsome chain. The,watch
'has,/been .secured through ' Mr, iR.
Ohalfleld, the Jooal jeweller.,,. ,Mr.'
Johnston has taken considerable interest in our competition and we feel
indebted to him for same. Don't forget the grand night, Dec.,, 23, when
the prizes will be distributed to successful contestants. •
Mr. Davidson, from Blairmore, has
arrived'in camp and taken, the duties
of pit boss. , Mr. Davidson has been
pit -boss for some \ime at Blairmore.
•Mr. Geo. King, of Fernie, is In camp
for the last few days.
The skating rink committee had a
meeting on -Wednesday night to consider-the advisability of leasing "the
rink to a gentleman .who made a proposition, to the meeting, There was a
big,crowd in attendance and a lot of
business was transacted.1 After some
discussion it was decided that the
executive run the rink and a committee, of three was appointed to manage
affairs for the" winter. Price of season
tickets  was  also discussed and   the
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meotlnft- adjourned at a late hour without reaching a decision. '
'Mr. Louchlo Cook mot with a Blight
accident whilo following his occup-a-*
lion ns minor nt No, 1 mino on -Friday. After gottlng several stltchoB
put In tho wound ho was ablo to proceed homo,
Jlrs. Kilward Bridge and daughter
left Thursday night for Croston, whoro
tliey will reside In tho futuro.
Tho pool tournament plnyod at
CoIo'h pool room on W'odnoHday wns
n good ono and groat Intorost was
Uthon In sumo, Hollovno wont -io
IJlnlrmoro tho previous woolt nnd play-
od Blalrmoro nt homo, nnd this wook
Blairmore camo horo to -piny. Tho
tournamont was for 000 polntu, 000 at
ninlrmoro and HOO nt Dollovuo. Blnlr-
moro honl Ilollovuo ulno polntu In th»
flrHt gnmo, nnd In tlio nocond gnmo nt
Ilollovuo thoy won by 27 polntB.
t..!i'-L!-JiJi.11.;;!!l-i...    '..I   .    i      ii.ii;
LYRIC
THEAT R E
Bellevue
Alta.
Tills llioairc Is xi'iU'.n, coin-
forlnblo nnd woll, vcni iln led,
and wo ojitor to thn pntron-
ngo of womon nnd ohlldron.
"NT'nlinpo ovorv S-Vrnvl'iv nt
1.30 p.m. Sond Iho kiddicH;
wo will Ittko'cnro of thorn.
EXPERT PROJECTION
Wo build reputation by
showing Rood  piulurcn.
LYRIC THEATRE GO,
0:W J0HKST0W,        Manager
Bellevue Blairmore
Joefaurshong 50 Sam Cecelia .
Tom Patterson 50 Boy<Je ...
Oliff Miller ... 29 OlieOlson '.'.]
Bob Ougdale . 43 Godredd .....
J. D. McDonald 37 Dan Lewis si,,
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, The tournament was the first of a
series -to-be held this winter.
The memorial service held in the
Workers' Hall was well attended,
■The hockey players went to Hillcrest on Monday night for a practice
game. ..The game was a good one and
a lot of good material was on hand
while the spectators witnessed a fast
game of hockey. Watch the Bellevue
team land the silverware in Bellevue.
Dr. and -Mrs. -McKenzie were Calgary visitors this week, returning to
camp again on Saturday.
■David Hyslop, of Coleman, was in
camp Tuesday in connection' with the
election.
The ticket contest was won by ^iiss
Doris Bateman.
Bill Cole, of the Bellevue pool room,
has installed a bovril urn in connection with his .business.    --      -j
Mr. and-Mrs. Stephen Humble left
camp Wednesday on a business trip
to Calgary.
Mr. and Mrs.'H. Orr, of Burmis, are
now occupying the house lately,vacated by Mrs.' Fred Wolstenhome.
Don't forget that Stephen Humble
has receiVeda large shipment of Royal Blue dinnerware. \
The total amount of money received
from the Fisher benefit concert on
Nov. 25 was $235.50. The expenditure'
was:      , - .-'    '
Rent of hall   $12.-50
'Tea-ms *.t     UM
Total expenditure  $25.50
Turned over to Hany Fisher $210.00*
v The Bellevue Band will give a concert 'ui the Lyric Theatre on- Sunday
evening. The following is the .program1: March; "Sabbath Echoes"; cornet-solo, selected; glee "Hours of
Beauty"; selection "Maritana"; vocal
solo; chorus,. "Hallelujah Chorus";
overture, "Trafalgar."
.There, >vas a farewell given, to' Mr.
John Woodward at the home of Mr.
James Allsop's on Friday evening. An
enjoyable time was spent, the star
event of ■ the evening being a recitation by" Mr. James Allsop, entitled
"Buy your own cherries." '
Mr. John Marlie, who is one of the
best known- ranchers around here,
sold out and is leaving'camp this week
eh route for hjs home in Lancashire,
England. -'' ,   *    '' ,
'Don't forget that James Naylor'has,
a  large  assortment   of ■ sheep   lined
coats and;macinaw'' coats_aH_aL_th'e_ The_cnlWtorSJfo^h^c>-—™-
tree fund are doing very wel],-and a
right" pTices.- Call and see them
-Mr. Davidson', the .pit boss, has
moved his'family into'the house lately vacated by Mr. E.' Bridge.
The Junior -Epworth League gave a
concert in the Workers' Hall on Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. - The following (to'pk;\%t: Bellevue. Band, Bellevue Choir, Mr. 'Randie,' Mr. and'Mrs.
Lasham ' (Passhurg), Mrs.' F. Smith
(■Hlllcrest),   Miss   Allen   (Coleman),
Bob Dicken, Mr. Hasham (Coleman),  brigade were'soon on the apot and
Mr. Thos. Haines (Coleman), Mrs, F.
Wplstenholnies,- Sam • Paton, Tomlln-
son & Ticker/Miss Thomas (Hlllcrest), Isaac Hutton.   ■
Would you like a .gold watch—ono
of the very 'best—a,Waltham?- The
Lyric Theatre management'is giving
one away In our heading competition.
Get in, tho water's fine.       '
Has it occurred to you how comfort-
■able that heater Sieve Humble -lias in
his window would make.your room?
T. M. Burnett has $20.00 worth or
goods—nnd then somo—for a lucky
winner ln our heading competition.
Just have another try,
Jamos Naylor has a splendid selection of gents' furnishings, and he has
a $20.00 suit for somo lucky Individual.
Tako a look at his Btock, .for his prices will be found to compare with those
of nny catalogue houso—and'Jamos Is
hero If you aro dissatisfied.
A. r, Dials has a splendid stock of
groceries and clilnn. If you tnko n
look *at his window you will soo tho
handsome ton sot ho Is giving away
In tho heading competition. This Is
nhBolutoly froo to somo lucky wlnnor;
it mny .bo you, -
.Jlr. nnd Mrs, Allsopp entertained n
fow friends ht thofi* homo on Friday
night, tho occasion 'bolng tho Hond-off
of a frlond, Mr. Woodward, who Is
lonvJng to Bpond tlio Xina» In Nottingham, England. A vory .pleasant tirno
was spout. The company Included
•McsurB. Sum Paton, F. Parlcor, C,
'UI-ehardH, Dul Itoborts, A. TrUtnm, J.
Lindsay, till of whom gnvo tho com.
.pnny a Jolly good tlmo, Mr. Sum Paton
nimniliiK tho ooinpnny vory much hy
Ills .humoroiiH Hong, "Tho shirt ho tort
hohlnd him,"   .
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Bellevue Local Union Notes
Our rogulnr mooting oonvonod ns
ufliinl nt 2,30 p.m. with tho'provident.
In tho ohnlr with n fnlr orowd of mom-
horH proionl.
-wns from llov. W. U. Irwin, ntntlnrc
that tho Chun;h folt It Incumbent on
Itsolf to provide a Xmn» treo for thoir
children, wolng thnt tho Locnl Union
and tho pooplo In gonornl had fallod
tn provlrtn onn.  Thoy, tho Ohuroh, ro-
-...n.i    il.-I-   |„ „i,iir,,.    i       . I.
'•>• - ..*)...*.}     wu     )ltuiit)U    A
troo for nil ohlldron in tlio camp, but
hnd no doslro to mnko tho nffnlr a
donomlnntlonnl ono, and If any parents
In tho camp whoso ohlldron woro not S^     f,", ,,
attending Sunday School flftr«,i »„ .„„,. Convontlon at IntHnmipollH.
attending Sunday Scliool oared lo sonrl
In a subscription oqual to $1 por child
inoy would slinro tn tho Rood *hln«ft
snmo ns tho scholars,
dollnr nnr child 'mlRht noom n llttlo
high, but It is tho Church's lntfntfon
to glvo onoh child a' prosont equal to
one dollar.
Tho ruport pf tho examining com-
inlttoo showed tho mino to bo In good
condition,. the*, travelling roads, air
■ways ahd the ventilation being In first
class shape. The management of the
mine are to be congratulated on their
success in these directions. The committee .reported a small shortage of
timber in both mines, but that is not
really.serious Wound here owing to
the nature of the roof, but it inconveniences the men to some extent
The superintendent has promised to
remedy this.
The pit committee reported their in-
ability to get in touch with doctor by
reason of him being away.
' The two shifts in one place reported
they had refused to" draw their cheques
from the office, as. they had been paid
contract rate, instead of the company
work rate, as promised by the superintendent.. The pit committee were instructed to take the matter up with the
superintendent immediately. For the
benefit of the readers of the Ledger,
our agreement.reads: "Breasts up the
pitch, twenty feet wide,-ten feet high,
$11.10 per yard, to be paid in proportion down to thirteen and a halt feot
wide." As this place is only about
six feet high, there is no price fixed
for this .work, hence our claim for
company work.
Local 431 wishes to know if. anything can.be done to enable us to receive our Ledgers on Saturday, the
same as 'other camps.
The election for- District officers
officers took .place, the vote polled
•being the heaviest for some time. The
poll .was open!from 10 o'clock until. 5
o'clock, the total vote, being -113, d!-
vided-as follows: Secretary-Treasurer,
Hyslop, 156;.Carter; 146; France, !)6;
spoilt,- 17; total, 415. ' Sub-District
Board Member, Burke, 2S3; Pounder,
o\; Haysoni, 56; spoilt, 13; total, 40*).
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♦ FRANK NOTES -*
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Mt. W. Simpson and Miss Simpson,-
•who have been in Lethbridge for the
past week, returned to town on Tuesday, evening.
Mr. Comfort, of North Fork, is now
in the Frank hospital "under the care
of Dr. -M-acKay. He is suffering from
a poisoned wound in the hand.
MMr. George Pattinson, manager of
the Frank Lime' Works, is visiting
Calgary and Edmonton in the interests
of his company.
The Frank skating rink is receiving
a liberal supply of water at the hands
of voluntary workers, and in a short
■time a good sheet of ice will .be in
readiness for the skaters. ' 1.
good time is expected'on the evening
Of the 25th, when. Santa Claus," is billed to appear. Jn case any, person or
family is overlooked In the town, juBt
report to the committee, who. are anxious of having every child's name. .„.
Last Thursday - morning, about 8
o'clock, the fire whistle blew, the
need for it>being a blaze that hail
starte*-In Mr. Blais' store.   The fire
several streams of water were di-
■rected to it. ' It was a -very windy
'morning and If the fire had ever got
a start where the wind could havo
Its way, it would be hard to -stop, After a hard fight the fire was "put out.
The building Inside was badly scorched and the stock-of groceries damaged. The building is owned .by Jlr,
Bonamlca, of Michel, and we understand had no Insurance. The" stock
was insured. Tho store closed for a
few days till tho Insurance adjuster
arrived to ascertain tho extent of
damage, The storo has opened- again
on the same site,
A whist drlvo .was hold at the Sanatorium hotel on last Friday night,
which, wns attended by n largo num-
-ber.
HILLCREST NOTE8
At tho rogulnr mooting on Sunday,
tho Locnl doeldod to hold a concert In
tho hall on Monday, tho 22nd, for tlio
bonorit of Chas. Donvor,- Mr Lpgg Is
contributing largely towards this con-
ooi'l, as hu ii grand to put on a moving
plcturo show wlifeli will holp considerably. AVo hopo everybody will attend In this partloulnr cntrn, as, owing
to 111 health, Mr, Denver Is unublo io
•provide for IiIh family.
Tho smoker hold on Monday nlglit
hatt proved n succors from start to
finish, Tho clinlrmiin, Mr. Prnnlc
Pearson, mnniiKod to koop porfoot order. On Invitation from tho ,UcnI,
Socrotnry Garter wns prosont, Ho
trontod tho audloiico to a brief spoooh.
Tho Co-oporatlvo Sooloty hold thoir
hnlf.yonrly mooting a fow weeks ago,
Tho prosldont, Mr. Ponton, took tho
chair and Immediately plunged liuto
buslnoss. Quito a numbor of polntod
questions woro OBkod tho manngor,
Mr. Long, rolntlvo to certain dotalls,
nnd nil w«ro nnsworod to tho sntlK-fnc.
tion of Iho mooting. Tho most Important Item wns tho disposal of tho
not profit, which nmountod «o $ftr.B,«2.
it was doeldod, nftor paying Intorost
ou A.ittiti L.tiilUl mill .(Moulin WHIM
to bad debts, to put the wholo of tho
balflnce to thn rosnrvo fund. Tho «loe-
tion of o, .prosldont nnd nlnw dirortnrs
wn* prooooded with, tho now president, hrilnir Mr, Ocnn?n Pniinrtor wtm
has taKon great Intorowt In tlio society
over slnco Its Inception.
Jnnios Gorton 1ms been elected as
dolognto to attond tho International
On Tuosdny night a vory exettlng
ovont took plnco In Hlllrresf. whon
Pni-ttimi -Mi*  two   8,,lV|J'   wl,°   V(nM   ll,l<)   to   lie
iwm  n  IIIMfl  t0"Rh' mrie(l ,ft fll«,'1,nW, flrenrnw.
Portunnlrly. Corporal Mcml nnd Con-
■tnblo Wilson arrived on tho scene,
ftthorwlso results ml-eflt have proved
(Por further notes «« Page Rl*)
J. H. Nayta
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SPECIAL THIS WEEK
Overcoats
We are showing an extra large
range of special tailored overcoats. Workmanship and material guaranteed tp be the best that
the market can produce. With
both shawl and military collars
prices from :
$15
00
$25
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Bellevue
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is Headquarters for Xmas
Goods of all Descriptions
A Large Assortment
to Choose From
Xmas Cards, Pin Boxes,Writing Cases, Hand Bags, Work
Boxes, Ladies' Dressing Cases,
Shaving Sets, Military Sets, Bill
Cases, Toys of all Kinds and
hundreds of other articles and
novelties to be displayed the
first week in December.
DON'T FORGET
Prices to meet all Purses
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Beilevue Hardware Store
BELLEVUE, Alia.
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PAGE SIX
THE DISTRIOT LEDGER, FERNIE, ■ B^ 0!,-DECEMBER 13, 1913.
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Published every, Saturday morning at its office,
Pellatt Avenue, Ferine, B. 0. Subscription $1.00
per year in advance. An excellent advertising
medium. Largest circulation in the District. Ad-
vertising rates oh application. Up-to-date facilities
for the execution of all kinds of book, jpb and
color work. Mail orders receive special attention.
Address all communications to the District.Ledger.
•   F. H. NEWNHAM, Editor-Manager
Telephone No. 48      Post Office Box No. 380
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CUNION (Sm LABEL.'.
A LIBERAL LAMENT
Tho lament of Sir Wilfrid Laurier the other day
upon the absence of his 'party from office was truly pathetic, and his speech, delivered at a banquet
in honor of tho Hon. W. S. Fielding, should go
down to posterity. In the course of his remarks,
the ox-premier is credited with the following:—
"A new condition has arrived. At the present
time for the first time since 1896 men are seeking
work and not finding it. There is now such a
thing as non-employment iii this country. The
mayor of Winnipeg yesterday stated that there
were 3,000 unemployed in the city of Winnipeg.
Today, as we know, iri Montreal, Toronto and all
the large cities of Canada, men are seeking employment and not finding it.,( The most powerful
employers in the country are decreasing the ^umber of their workers and, cutting down the hours of
labor. At the same time, the cost of living is always ^increasing. The result is less work on one
side and higher cost of living on the other."
Sir Wilfrid might have found considerably more
data had he travelled further West. In Vancouver,
he would find a condition of unemployment even
worse than in Winnipeg. In fact, so bad that the
government at Ottawa has taken decisive action,
and stopped the Hindu immigration into this country for the present, and also prohibited further immigration of artisans and laborers from the South,
until the 1st of March next.
It will be very interesting to the intelligent observer, if he stops here to do, a little thinking.
Immigration from the South is not very extensive
at this time of the yoar. The Coast city receives
-its-infiux-frorn^he~Iiiastern~anui,^airiFti>r(vv
and, as will be readily understood, the prohibition
of white immigration is simply an apology to India, or an attempt to escape from a rather delicate
predicament.
To return to Sir Wilfrid. We question very
much whether he or Mr. Fielding would bc able to
improve the condition of affairs by their presence
in the Government house, and even the enthusiasm
of his audience in singirig "For he's a jolly good
fellow" docs not promise anything definite to the
worker for the futuro.
22. "Prizes'will be distributed .in.Coleman at the
Miners'^Opera House on the,22nd, and at. the
Lyric Theatre, Bellevue, on the 23rd.    ;
"HOW TO SETTLE STRIKES 1"
„ Tho attention of our readers is called to an announcement on thc front page of this issue and also
to our Heading Competition announcement. The
Isis management has decided to givo tlio proceeds
of thoir houso on Friday,' 19th, for tho benefit of
tho strikers' children on Vancouver Tsland, whilo
our grand concert and distribution of prizes will
take place at tho Grand Thoatro on Monday, Dec,
The festive season, we believe, affeets .some people to a •■lesser or greater degree. That the Calgary
News-Telegram should have occasion, to bewail the
prevalence of strikes in the industrial world, and
suggest a remedy for-industrial disputes, etc, may
be excused having regard to the season.- MEyery
country,'.' says -the News-Telegram,'"but>ur own,
appears to be in a state of turmoil... ..,;", The
writer does not appear to be very well acquainted
with the conditions of the worker in this broad, and
noble Dominion, otherwise he must know that at
no period was there more discontent at prevailing
conditions than now. Labor, as every, intelligent
worker understands, is a commodity and governed
by supply and demand. The absence of unrest does
not mean concord or content, but that jobs arc
too few and seekers too many. The worker knows
that he dare not kick—there are too. many waiting
for his job. That is why at present, in this prosperous Dominion, we have no serious kicking.
The suggestion of the Calgary scribe that more
co-operation is needed is neither originallnor brilliant. Thc employer wants profits. When the
worker is not compelled to work for a bare existence, but can live and enjoy the fruits of his toil,
liis perspective may be different. So long as men
have to compete in the market, and sell their labor
power for profit, so long must webe content to endure the present state of affairs, .but the moment
that an intelligent proletariat decides to have done
with it, then will it cease.
, We want co-operation, but it must be organized,
and not used to perpetuate the present anarchial
and suicidal system of competition.
To accomplish this Ave have to educate the
worker that he may better understand the past
and present, and lay the foundation of a scientific
knowledge of society. " '
The one-sided Oo-operation suggested by this
Calgary scribe is but a subterfuge, and has no
permanency. It has been tried over and over
again, and found wanting: Capitalists do not want
strikes and lockouts, neither does the worker, but
the difference is the same as between the hare and
the dog, the worker is out for his existence and the
capitalist for an extra fat meal'in the shape of
profits. And if we were to suggest co-operation
between tlie hare and the dog, it would be equally
as logical a suggestion as between ' master and
worker. We know that it sounds good, but wc
also knq,w, through bitter experience, that it is illogical and impracticable.
UNITED MINE WORKERS.OF AMERICA
Dist. 15. Denver, Colorado,-Dee. 4. 1913.
To Distric_t_S&cretarics,_II._M_W—nf-A-, ij	
Greeting:   • '-> •       "■'"*
With the approach of winter the,, strikers aud
their families in Colorado will"need shoes and
clothing. If any of our members or friends can
aid us in this matter I am sure the striking miners
of Colorado will appreciate it very [much. ' Send,
all supplies to E. L. Doyle, Secretary-Treasurer
District 15, 303 German-American Trust Bldg:.
Denver, Colo. «
' Fraternally yours,
FRANK J. HAYES,
Vice-President.
Nj^vs^qf the pist^ct^^n^s
■iy'yX y.y. Continuedffojn Page Sa: ';-*',       ':;J
CHRISTMAS SERENADING -     V:, ,
—HEUP.YOUR  BAND
Owing to the difficulty experienced by the residents of Blairmore and Hillcrest in obtaining their
Ledgers'on time, wc aro in communication with the
insnoolor nt fateary with a view to altering'the
present postal arrangements, and until further arrangements have been made wo intend, starting'
next week, to despatch tho Ledger.by express to
both of these camps, and arrange for their distribution from one of tho stores. Further particulars
will bo announced next week.
, HlLLCREST'NOTjES— (Continued),
fatal; „as. the picture show was just
over at the time. .;lt looked like a
stampede, 'every one''hurrying to get
into a place*of safety...'However, the
wool-y West men were soon under con-
troll While'waiting for a rig to con-
very them .to Bellevue the officers,
in order to:ayoid further trouble, took
them -into a room in the Union Hotel,
■vhen they immediately tried to overpower the police, but a few minutes
later they found themselves tied arid
bound.
The mine wasjidle, on .Monday owing to some machinery in the power
house getting out oi order.
■Mr. 'Bill Smith was visiting friends
in Coleman on Tuesday.  Oh! you Bill.
Hugh Hunter and John Walker paid
a flying visit to.Bellevue on Tuesday,
returning the same evening.
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♦ PASSBURG AND VICINITY    ♦
♦ By Observer ♦
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The mines here are still working
steady and the output steadily increases, which may be due to the fact that
quite a number of strangers have been
started "at the mines during the last
few weeks..
We have to report that eventually
we will have a wash house, or at
least-one would think so, seeing that
the old hulk is burnt, down and the
boys have to delve .into.any old .place
in order to change, but as long as the
boys turn up' with their harness on
when wanted, why should we build
a wash .house? *      .        -
The dance held at the Slavok Hall
on Monday evening, the 8th,,was the
greatest success In the shape of a
dance that has ever been held in Passburg and -goes to show what may be
accomplished if handled in a proper
manner. There is no doubt that the
dance in itself is a fairly good advertisement for dances which will follow
during the winter months.-
The Observer has been 'Informed
that, the school management here at
Passburg are .advertising for another
janitor. What is' tne matter,' Jim?
,Won't you' work for less wages, or
what is the trouble? •
Miss Alice Maryancik, we are, told,
has left Passburg for an indefinite period. The Observer has been-informed that Miss Maryancik lias' gone Ho
Lethbridge to get married. If that'Is
a fact, then there will be some very
isappolnted individuals 'here at Passburg.
The annual District election here at
Passburg on the 9th was quite, a sur-
^riie^XTJ-WSC^ovtoTCSf^friW^^
secretaryship, being .returned by a
majority of 8, and for Board Member
Burke ar slight majority. ■,
.Mr.'Simister, formerly superintendent of "the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company, was a visitor hero at Passburg
last: week, and returned the same day
for his ranch near Lundbreck.
Our* old friend Alf. Severns blew
Into camp on Wednesday last. It' is
not known whether ho Intends staying here,or not. Alf. is an old timer
In the Pass and one of the right kind
too, so there Is no one -.wants to see
you get.   (Alf., say with m) '
"'« b«nr that our old friend Jack
Twite Is at Canmore now. We have
< .ed you back boforo this, Jack.
Don't keep ua waiting too long or wo
may forget you. Don't leave lt later
than Christmas,
■Wo are all .pleased to sbe our old
friend Dave BIsset -beginning to look
a,bit better than what he has been
looking for tha ,paBt week or so .-since
tho Bov-ero accldont ho received while
working In the bnrn. , Dove • claims
there nro lots of things lib "may' havo
forgotton, but lie will never forgot
that kick,
BANKHEAD NOTES
The Football Club met and present*
ert Tom .Connors with, a gold watch
fob, in apprecation'of his services to
the club. Tom was.the recipient of
many other presents, such ^ as ;*safety
razor, silk scarf,'etc., and -ye venture
to say that he~ will not know which
way to head, for his friends \ by the
time he reaches the boat- He left on
the 4th accompanied by Dick Forrest
Mike Bernard, better known as" "Mil:
lionaire' Mike," arrived in camp on the
8th from Pocahontas.
Pay day,'\\vith its expectations, commiserations and- damnations,' is past
once more; ., •. ■  '
The Italian- residents of Bankhead
held a holiday on, the 4th inst. in
honor of Saint Barbari. A procession,
headed ,by the band, marched* to the
Church In the morning, the afternoon
and night being spent in music and
dancing in the Hall, where an abundance of refreshments were served,'
What .might have been a very serious accident occurred n the boiler
house on the night bf the 6th, when
Mike Salvaggi, shift foreman, was
caught in some of the machinery, resulting in the breaking of one arm
and three ribs. He was conveyed to
■the hospital at Banff.
-Miss.) Lawrence is visiting at Mrs.
J. A. Scarrs.
The Curling Club held. a general
meeting on Monday, Dec. 8.
We have had a gentleman named
Beebie around canvassing subscribers
to the News-Telegram and have to
say, when those responsible for, the
paper adopt a' more just and impartial
attitude towards the striking, miners
of Vancouver Island lt will have-many
more patrons ln Bankhead.
Peter- Kufoany, journeyed to Can-
more in the capacity of, neutral scrutineer on the District elections!
Thos. Noiles, of Canmore, started
work In the mine on ihe 8th.
Miss Dickie,' accompanied by Miss
Jessie Wilson, left on the 6tri inst.
for Scotland on a three months' trip!
The preparations for the Christmas
tree are well under way and with the
different committees, working under
the chairmanship of Mrs. D. G. Wilson, there Is every prospect of success.    ' .
Quite a change has taken-place in
store and .hotel help, Joe Cowles having taken the porter's job at the hotel
and Dick Moore on the delivery rig.
Fred Watson' was ln Calgary two
days lo attend, the examination sittings.   ' *' '>,   ; , -.   '     '
'Born, to Mr. and Mrs.-John Littler,
on Nov. 30, a son.       ,„    '
Born, to Mr. and 'Mrs*>, Alex. Hume,
a 'rlniiwTitci.  ■  ,
' ?The- F-ernie '.Salvation' Army'1. Band
will commence Xmas serenading about
Dec. 2GL, .We are, desirous of raising
a substantial sum of money, this year,
so we shall -make the.best possible
use of the time at-our. disposal*.
We have ^several'brass instruments
which. we anticipate '-' getting ' silver
plated,' so thempney that is,raised
this year will be utilized for that: purpose.. You have helped'us well in the
past, for which- we, thank- you, ■ and
trust, that you'will do "your, best "this
year. The band exists solely for the
well being pf .the citizens of Fernie,
so-by helping us. you help yourselves.
- Capt 'McLean and Lieut. Murray,
commanding " officers; ' W,' Ratcliffe,,
bandmaster; W. Ramsey,.band sergt;
E. Brown, band sec. '  ,
i NOTICE
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The board of school trustees met in
session on .the 6th and amongst other
business to receive their serious consideration was the matter of meeting
•the Increased need of school accommodation. This is a good sign that
our camp is flourishing,
- Our'old friend George Haley blew
into camp this week. iHo looks as
gaunt as ever.
HAIR DOESN'T DIE-
IT HAS TO BE KILLED
Hair often continues -to live and
grow long after the death of the body.
£iut it is often Killed tnrough neglect
or misuse. Almost always the woman
or man whose hair is falling out, or is
stringy, lifeless and dull-looking, Is
entirely to blame1 because of not giving
it the proper care.' It ls easy to take
care of the hair—easy to-toake it more
beautiful. Use Harmony Hair Beautl-
fier, to make it glossy, soft and silky,
and Harmony Shampoo to keep hair
and scalp thoroughly clean.
Harmony Hair Beautlfler, delightfully perfumed with "true rose, is very
easy to apply—simply sprinkle a little
on your hair each time before brushing it. It-contains no oil, and. will not
change the color of the hair, nor -darken gray hair.'
To keep your hair and. scalp dandruff-free "and clean, use Harmony
Shampoo. This pure liquid shampoo
is most convenient to use, giving an
instantaneous rich, foaming lather,
that immediately penetrates to .every
part'of the hair and scalp, insuring a
quick and thorough cleansing. It is
washed off just as quickly,' the entire
operation taking only a few moments.
Contains nothing that can harm.-the
hair,' and leaves no harshness or stickiness—just a sweet cleanliness.
Both preparations come in odd-shaped, very ornamental bottles, with
sprinkler tops. Harmony Hair Beautlfler, $1.00. Harmony Shampoo, 50c.
Both guaranteed to-satisfy you In every way, or your money back.- Sold In
this community only at our slo're—The
Rexall Store—one of more than 7,000
leading drug stores of the, United
States,. Canada and Great Britain,
which own the big Harmony laboratories/ Toronto, where the celebrated
Harmony Perfumes and Toilet Preparations   are  made.—N.   B.   Suddaby,
-\riftnrtn^A*,r. — *
; 'By virtue ofV,Warrant of. Execution^:' ,'
Issued out"of the,;County:C6urtv,of ?':,
East'-Kootenay,'holden "at Fernie,.*- ini''" -"■
the Province of;British Columbia,.at-'
the suit -of -O >'" - A- X ';-*■*-' \ -X ■ ■ \ si ■
Western -Canada .Wholesale Compjany,^.'''. -
• - Limited, t Fernie; B...C.*/. Plaintiffs, , -; •
X'A"'      * "rand-"-'/4!.' ' v, ■     ■' _'\
L>' L..,Smith, Waidb,' 3/ C, Defendant il.
;, I havefseized and taken in.Exeou* .■>'*--
tion all the right,1 title "and Interests,
of the said Defendant's horses, known--";-
as Baldy and Pete! and!>more folly &&AA
scribed, viz; .'•• Baldy/' bay,, horse witli',, ■
two white hind feet and left front foot '
white, branded "M" on-the left shoul-   -
der. ■ ■ 'V    '■■/'' !  ,--...
Pete; hay-horse with four white feet,   <
and branded. "M" on the left shoulder,   v
to'.recover  the' sum of $216.68,  besides Sheriff's Poundage, and all other
legal, incidental-"expenses. .'• All   of  ..-
which I shall offer for sale on Monday,..
the Fifteenth (15th) day of December,    .
1913, at the hour bf Eleven O'clock in\
tho-forenoon, at the premises known
as Mazs ' Bros.' Livery and •-Transfer,  ,
situate Lot 7,.Bilock 1, West Fernie;.
B. C. .■■-','   '     ""' '
- Dated at Fernie,' B. C.! December '"
5th, 1W3. -;;. ••
' M. A. "KASTNER,    -,
Sheriff's Deputy.
♦ TABER NOTE8 ♦
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Tho smoker held on Saturday night'
was a success both from a,social and
financial viewpoint, and everyone declared it a good time. Tho band
marched through the town froni tho
Taber Hotel to tho hall and -played
several selections. Tho players all
woro -pit-caps and carbide lamps. On
arriving at tho hall, the ehalrmnn call-
od order and declared ,the smoker
open. Abo Bateman wbh chairman
nnd presided in a vory ablo mannor.
Songs woro hoard from Jim Yonny, J.
j   (For further notes boo Pngo Sovon)
"FJerni af'1377 *js
'To
Form I.   (Section 88.)
'   .Land Registry Office,'
20th November, 1913.
" R. <M. Norboe
John Norboo
, I hereby give you notice that, unless
you show a good and valid objection
thereto In writing. I shall at the expiration of 30 days from the first publication hereof proceed to the regiBtra-
tioa.of the tltlo of Mike Bobrovgky
In respect to that piece of land known
as Part (10 acres) ot Lot 4588, notwithstanding the non-productlon of a
c!r-la.!? '"Jtrumont namely: Certificate
of Title No. 14 527A.
,    , SAML. R, ROE,
Registrar.
TAXIDERMY
For first-class Taxidermy work,"
mounting anything from a snake
to an elophant, call or write , -
C. REECE
P. O. Box 0
West Fernie
Classified Ads.—Cent a Word
F(5lJR ROOMED HOUSE in. rear of'
68 McPherson Ave., forwent; has
city  water and "toilet    Apply  68;,,
McPherson Ave. -:  ,106.'-
STOLBN. OR STRAYED from my
yard, six chickens; five Ply-mouth
Recks and one Buff Orpington. $10:
reward for Information leading to
recovery. Apply C. Ward, ■ Victoria!
Avenue. - 123
MINERS LOOK—Every man who has,
a; wife, should also have a home on
a fruit farm in Creston.   You can';
* buy as good land as there is In B: ■
,  C. from R. Lamont, .Creston, B. C.
Only small payments required.' 82
COMPETENT STENOGRAPHER and*
- book-keeper requires' situation; considerable experience in law offices.
Apply Box 380.    . ■ , ,       \ZZ
LOST—From Central School, St..Bernard puppy, black and brown, white'
on nose. Anyone finding please notify R. M. .Young, Coal Co.   Reward.
118
YOUNG WOMAN desires permanent
work by. the day. Apply Mrs. A.
Turner, General'Delivery, Fernie.   •>
' '.,     ' .117-
FOR. SALE AND AT STIJD—Pomer-.
flhians and Yorkshire Terrier
adults; also three fine Pomeranian
puppies; males, brown and black;
females, brown; from pure imported
- pedigree stock. .'Apply Hilton, Bojt
■^2797TernIe,~B~Cr —-— *n6T
.FIFTEEN DOLLARS WEEKLY and
expenses lor trustworthy man or wo-
. man to act as travelling representative; „rapid promotion;,previous,ex-
■ .perlenco unnecessary; commence in
home territory. Winston Co.; Ltd.,
Toronto, Qnt; , 110
WANTED—Second hand Empire Typo-
writer.; .Aipply Box 380. .,122
PRIVATE BOARD—Anyone wishing
, private, board   apply  to' Mrs.  P.-
Grant, House 59, Hosmer. 115
SCOTCH WOMAN desires permanent
daily work locally.' Apply M*r». Car-
son, General Delivery." ,120
ANCONA8 FOR BALBr-Cockorels and
pullets. (May hatched, pullets laying), bred from stock Importort direct from Sheppard, of Ohio. Apply
Itobt. Jones, West Fernlo, 124
WANTED~Two or throe furalshwl
rooms for light houBokeopIng' by E.
■B, Shoomako. 125
y-
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it.\'^4^tf^i.-',tft'
KID GLOVES
Special For
Sat. and Mon.
This will be an opportunity never before affor-
ed to secure a pair oj well
fitting, hard wearing, kid
rrfrxftnoi A     *r> J*lft** r*l<itJ  «*<«/«/».
»^    *■ tmf    *9*  W 9-t   . 9*^ U/'»W<-'lW'-«f        V»  **•**•• *- *W  -W
tion of  colors in Blacks.
Tans and Greys.  All sizes
SAj. SPjzUJJmUL oue.
Special Iimi of handkerchiefs, usual price 50c &
$1.00   Sat Special 256.
Mrs. E.Todd
FV<
rase s rremseir
vj\n%mimitt\\wmmmmmwi\m^M%m^
IkeiryParihr* I  $20.00 HAT
Real Specials for Saturday   &  Monday
SALE OF CORSETS
We have decided ti clear our stock oj Corsets to make room for ttyc Christmas
showing and will offer the following lines for Saturday and Monday
■l™""^™™™■■,'*■w-"||",||"■■''"^■■*■■"■|,|^^ 	
17  PAIR  CORSETS
Sizes 19 to 21.   Regular $1.25.      Saturday Special,
65c Fair
tAikAAAAAAAAAA A *-**. -** A *.j» a
r w nr WVWv
12 PAIR CORSETS
Sizes 18 to 21.   Regular $1.75.       Saturday Special,
<*Se pair
~         ^TiT^^ CoitSETS
Sizes 20 Sc 22.  Regular $4i4C     Saturday Special
$2.25
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REMNANT TABLE:       This will be your opportunity -- Don't Miss it
The $20-00 Hat for
prize in the Heading Com-
petition made in this est-
ablisment, and which will
be given away at the District Ledger Concert Dec.
PPvtrf   ym//  ho   o-**'***wVmm«   ««*
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our window.
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|  REMNANT TABLES
FOR BARGAINS
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THE DISTRIOT LEDQBB, FERNIE^ B. C, DECEMBER 13, 1913.
ft"*   "
■■■' .y-yi.*-'-'
ftOME SICK?
.-•',V- 'ti.KjyoB are;,try,-oiLe of Ratcliffe's,Pork'.'Pies' an-d -that great'-long-'"'
Xywg.fyr;an;OH Country Pork-Pie will Waging of the-past. Ylf-you -'
-.^cant-.^-th-eiafrcm' your storekeeper,-* y-AX^x     ■ ..y.yX---sx,„s.
—te'2^.;^t£ll;at7$iPellat Avenue :,■;.'"- ?Vx& >
•;- >/'Wapra.for'spc&ls'or*.jai41es' will be'-iprbniptly;attended to/;,/' .
•'; v.vJPrioes reasonable.' '  -   ...;.-' - *■■ y-.y.~ Ass,* ' -v.. - y«<•-•;•
;Wm;RATCLIFFE> PARTY BAKER
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News of the,; 0istnct Camps
"Continued from Page 6
Wi
.   r     y    Established Aj>rH1899^ ,'■.'-,
-    ~ ", .' . - *' " \. „ *■        ' "*. o
Wholesale  and" Retail    TobcLCCOn tst
BARBER; StfOP
!•'
Baths and Shoe Shine
BILL TARD ROOM
and LUNCH COUNTER
-Our Coffee is Good
ly
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Great Northern
Train going South leaves Fernie 9:53 a.m.-daily
except Sunday, making direct connections at Rex-
ford, for the West and with the ORIENTAL ,LIM-
■ITED East bound, THE CRACK trainof the North-
west.- ' ■   ' w •'
Train from the South arrives Fernie 7:30 p.m.,
makes direct connections at Rexford'from East and.
.West. .•'•'■   '.-'.   "
■ Special round trip Canadian Holiday Fares to
Atlantic Sea Ports in connection with' Ocean tickets now'in effect. '"' •
R. J. MALONEY
«
Agent"
Fernie, B. (J
wt\
otwrlWB*
TABER NOTES^-(CoDtinueC) .'
/Bateman; Alex, : Paterson, Alex McRoberts and others.'.-Several solos,
duets, quartettes and'selections J-by
the ;full band interspersed the vocal
selections. Liquid .refreshments were
dispersed to the satisfaction-k'all,;
and the proceeds will swell the funds
of. the band to the extent of, about
?175: Beer for the occasion was donated by the Lethbridge'and Fernie
breweries, while soft drinks" and cigars were given by the local wholesale
house; \ ,-.'-.,
,. -Municipal affairs have been engag-
ing the attention of all for the last
week or so. .Besides the election for,
mayor and councillors there was a
board-of directors"for the new hospital ^ chosen on Friday night. The
council passed a bylaw stating that a
board consisting of twelve ratepayers
vbe elected.to run the new institution,
hut instead of having the, vote by bal-
lot at the same time as the other elec.
tions they called a»ratepayers* - meeting for Friday night to have the election then. The meeting was called
to order by Mayor Douglas, who ex.
plained the business in hand and called for nominations. Immediately -one
of the "select" few" was on- his feet
and read out six names from a paper
as his nominees to hold office for two
years. He was followed by another,
■who read.out six more. Then the fireworks, started. ' There was a number
of miners (present, very much Interested about this .time, .particularly- as
among the twelve was only one miner.
Things got, pretty -lively for awhile
and the mayor and council were asked
what kind of a frame up were they trying to put over on a bunch of intelligent people. It is principally owing
to the agitation carried on by the
miners' union th4:t the''hospital has
been built, and as -the main support of
the Institution will come from the miners, they-lnsisted they were entitled
to fair representation on its management Any way the -nicely-framed up
iPlan .was killed and a new one substituted, In which the miners got two
■men of their own choice, Ed. Brown,
from the Canada West and Dave Miller ot the Eureka mine.
On Monday the election for councillors for the' next two years was
held and the lahor party succeeded.ih
electing one candidate, in the person
of Alex McRoberts, who ran away
ahead of his'- ticket and led 'the poll,
with a -majority of'sixteen.' There were
four to be.elected and-the-vote" was as
follows:;..McRoberts, -135; , Primrose,
119; Dickson,-113; Wright, 105; Coulter, 103'; Patterson, 99; Van Orman,
99; Legendre, 81; Bateman, 68.' Owing to a new provincial -law, each' el-
ector'had to poll four votes or his ballot would-, be spoiled. There were
seven spoiled ballots where the ■ vote
was ^straight labor ticket, McRob-
"Those"
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♦ -':-.      CORBIN NOTES -*+-
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■'■'"Mlss'-Moore arrived back from Cranbrook on Friday after spending a few
days with her parents. '   *
The smoker.- held in aid of the cheer
fund .was hot a very big success, as
there was only $24.50. collected, but
every little,-helps. .   -
We must" thank our butcher (E.
Carter) for his,donation towards the
cheer fund. .. , ..
Mr. Moses, along with L. Hubbard,
are away on another hunting trip.
Arohle .Truba was at Hosmer this
week, being the scrutineer sent from
Corbin Local. >     -       l
F. H. Williams, Inspector of mines,
was up' here this week making his
usual Inspection of tho mines.
1 The mines have only worked two
days so far* this .month, but we hear
that they have secured a big order,
which will keep tho mines working
steady.  J
David Brown, pit boss In No. 3
mine, has moved his furniture down
from the big showing Into the house
lately vacated by the butcher.
Mr. J. Lancaster returned on Tuesday from his visit to; Fernie.
Mr. ^ McLean, along with Jlr. Mac-
Grath, old timers * up here, have secured,, positions in Fernie. We are
sorry to see you go, but you have our
best respects. 7   °
Mr. J. Pa-ice was up here this week,
being sent up ,by the Michel Local
Union to act as scrutineer.
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♦       . LETHBRIDGE NOTES ♦
."REAL ESTATE GOING UP?'
The question ls asked. 'We
answered: "Look around you
• and Bee.
Investigation Discloses That
Real Estate Prices Are Advancing. .,',, ....
Are you alive to tho situation? It you are, we can show
you a place '"you" can make a
big profit on. •
As compared to later on.
Just Now, Houses   Here   Are
Dirt Cheap.
M. A. KASTNER
ALEX BECK BLOCK,
FERNIE,'B. C.
HI WALDORF
Mrs. S, Jennings, Prop.
L. A, Mills, Manager
Excellent Cuisine — American and
European Plan -- Electric Light —
Hot & Cold Water—Sample Rooms
Phones-Special Rates by the month
European Plan Room Rates
50o. and Upwards
American Plan Rates
$2.00 per Day
\
J. J. HIXON
(Late of Hixon and Ferguson)
MHUuiMinj nuuu mil i ui-iaa
Plumber, Steam & Het Water
Healing bnffineer : : : :
Repairs promptly & Expertly exoutecf       :      :       :       *
Shop * Fellat Ave.
Near Hospital     -     Fertile, B. C.
■ertsr-PatterBon~antt~Bateman.
seven votes would have given Patterson-;a, majority of one over Wright,
who, as low man, will fill the unexpired term for Powell, who resigned
after one year.- Never m'ind, boys,
we'll- win;out next-year with' a full
ticket. ..-,-' .; '•
Tuesday -being District election day,
the mine was idle. This is the first
time the holiday has been observed ln
this. camp. The election is usually
held at the pit mouth'in order to en-
sure a good vote, .but-this time was
held in the hall. Quite a numbor did
not show up to vote, but a fairly
good vote was polled, the total being
219, Tho vote for^candidates waa as
follows: District Secretary, Carter
129, Hyslop 52, Franco 36; Sub-Distrlct
Doard Member, McRoberts 199, Larson
18.
Tho fino weather Is having an effect on the coal' market, as some of
tho mines havo closed down, It is be-
lioveil, owing to no,orders, although
Superior has not .paid Us men yet.
Thoy wero told on pay day they would
havo to wait a week for their chocks.
The White Ash colllory Ib cloaed and
tho Eurolca lias not worked Binco Saturday, but will run tomorrow. The
big mino Ima plenty of ordors on
hand yet.
Tom Sneddon hns stnrlod ut tho
Canada Wost, Tom Imh five woeks'
pay coming at Suporlor and won't take
chances on any moro.       , ■ '•
Horn, lo Mr. and Mrs, Alox Patterson, ou Tuesday, Don. 9, a daughter.
Mother and nhlld doing woll,
J. Foster was In town on Tuosdny
acting as neutral scrutineer,
Tho rogular mooting of Local 102
tukos jiluco on Sunday, when all
members nro rorjucBtod to bo prosont.
vsssst
See Our Heading 'Competion
on Page Two.     Get a Prize
♦ POCAHONTAS NOTE8        +
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Tho mino wns practically Idle ono
day lost wook owing to n Hhortn&o of
oan.
Whist purUc-H nro the order of thn
day Jn Poculiontnn now, A sorlos nro
.bolng plnyod by Mens™, IngloB, Chambers, .lumen nnd Hcott, Hope you
win another prlzo, Hnrry, nnd 8tart
up a dry goodH nHtnbllslimt'iit.
Our old-timer George hns boon promoted to tho position of fireman at
tho wnsh houso heating plant, tloorgo
says ho will mnko h-or hum «omo If
tho old, captain don't got nftor him
for a wihIo of stonm. Ho nsHurea tho
boys thoro shan't bo any moro cold
■Saturday last pfiumvl without nnv
danco. Hope thia i« not an omen of
what's In atoro for the coming winter.
Mr. Jn». HosBlt loft for tlio Old
Country a fow dnyu ago.   '
tt»*-«,.    r ..   f   'Tvl   t-.it a     ,     *,   .
to town Xmnt. Hopo you'll find tho
way back, boya, and don't forgot tho
day of tho wook when' you do arrlvo.
Tho duaky knlckorhookormay still
bo coon prowling around looking for
any Information which may bo dotrl-
rnMifnJ fo hit Miow mnn.
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PRINT
IT.5JHLLS
TKSM RIGHT
Thursday of last week Tom Hack-
man, a;.driver in No. 6 mine, was fortunate In getting -off with a slight in-
Jury. , He was coming down an incline when his foot caught on a tie,
pitching him forward on his face and
the car doubling him up underneath
It. Luckily he only had one -car, and
had he had his usual trip the chances
are ho would have lost his life. Being
an exceedingly .powerful man, tbe
weight of the car seemed to scare him
more than' injure ;him. He was taken
to (the Gait hospital," to make a thorough examination, where'it was 'ha>
pily found that;-with a day or-two rest,
he would be able to resume work.
Jonathan Davenport met with .very
painful accident on Friday morning in
No. 6 mine. It seems he was in the
act of taking -down ' a piece of draw
slate when, in some unaccountable
way, if turned over on him, making
a nasty .wound in his leg above the
JcH-PP, tvl*i!n'h^__*nii'nr,i.Bl+n+J,j .-._
----*■ ,—-—,ru.vu uwwcna.vnicu O-BV-BrHl"
stitches, ' His foo^was also severely
crushed, .being put out of place at
the ankle. Jonathan is one of the old
timers, having worked in No. 3 mine
for several years and this was his first
day in No. G. mino;' -Hard luck, Jonathan, we hope tose"e'you around again
soon., ,     r
Mrs. ,WIlliam Goldie arrived -homo
on Saturday last from Fife,''Scotland,
where she had been on a visit to her
many friends.
Tom Whltelaw .has quit the mines
and. gone Into tho transfer business,
Wish you every -Buccess, Tom.
Mike Lenman has accepted a situation in,vthe Dallas Hotel as barman.
International Board Member Rees
and A. J, Carter, District Secretary;
were in the city Saturday of last week
en /route for Kipp collieries.
Tuesday was the election for District officials and it seems strange
that the men" don't take the interest
they ought to do in" these elections,
though there were- notices posted at
the mines for several days stating that
the fine " according to constitution
would be enforced -unless everyone
recorded their vote.- Only about one
half of the membership voted. E.
Bateman, of Taber.^was neutral scrutineer."
The concert and dance held in the
Miners' Hall Tuesday, in aid of the"
Christmas fund for the  children,an
Vancouver Islaud, was not patronized
as it ought to have been, seeing that
it was for such a worthy object. Several of the miners whom we know are
classy singers and had their names
on the programme, failed to show up.
Nevertheless   the   several gentlemen
in the audience who volunteered to
fill their places, and whom   we   especially desire to thank for their services, showed their goodwill and sympathy.   They were not miners.   -Miss
A. Wheelan sang "Sing me to sleep"
in her usual splendid style, and was
cheered to -the echo.   -Mr. John Cooper sang "If he had a home," which was
received   with  great  applause.    The
brothers James and Robert. Reid were
the next on the program, Jim playing
the -bagpipes while' Robert gave the
Highland fling and sword dance.  This
was the star turn of the evening, it
being a novelty, especially to our foreign speaking frien'ds, who would take
no refusal for an encore.   W, McMillan sang "Queen of the Easter,'; Miss
May  Moore  "You'll  remember  me,"
PAGESEVEH
Miss -Zanioui "D^wn by the old mill
stream." miss' Nellie Smith did the
Irish,jig,in fine style and to one of
those undeniable encores, replied with
the Highland fling. This concluded the
program, and the hall was cleared for
the' dance, when the light fantastic
was gripped, until 2 o'clock, when all
declared.it was the swellest time they
had had for a long time and requested
the.committee to arrange another at
an early date.,, The Misses Moone and
J. Hai^-ey supplied the "music.
Mt. Alex., Stevenson went out on
Mondays local for Taber, where he
will Instruct some men in how to work
the electrical coal cutting machine in
Brook's mine.
.♦'. COLEMAN NOTES -*-»>
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Mr. Rodgers arrived in, Coleman
from Rotherham, England, on Friday
night and intends to make his -future
home in Coleman.
„•■ The picture shows given by the
management in the Opera House are
crowded at every show and standing
room Is only obtainable ten minutes
after the doors are opened. A great
many people love to hear the good
music that ls supplied.
Miss Kitty Traoey arrived in Coleman on Saturday night's local from
Stirling, Scotland, the prospective
bride of William Cowan, of this town
The marriage takes place on Xmas
eve.        •
Granville Greenhalch pulled out* on
Saturday night's passenger for Lancashire, England, to spend Xmas and
(For further notes see Page Eight)
Are You Working-
•'.-■-'.Uphill?
If you aro not healthy you ARE
working uphill. .
Disinclination to work or play Ja
not—in nine cases out of ten—caused
by LAZINESS, but by sickness.
That "don't feel good"" sensation
won't send you to a doctor—you probably don't think it is serious enough.
But it is almost a sure sign of Indl--
ffcstion. Dyspepsia or Biliousness.
Next time you "don't feci good" try '
15 drops of Mother Seigel's Curative"
Syrup.     You'll    get    relief—QUICKLY.
Continued oh Page 8
" This old English remedy has been
TRIED and PROVEN during the past
40 YEARS in every quarter of .tho
<arth. - , ---       ■
lc1 has a wonderful effect upon th«
stomach nnd stimulates tho digestive,
organs  to   normal   action.
Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup fa
almost purely herbal—It is a distillation of certain. Roots, Barks and
Leaves—Nature's remedy for a disordered  stomach.
Order a bottle or Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup—try lt out, then noto tho
Improvement   in  your   health!.
Price  *1.00      Trial  Size.   50c.
For Sale by
Mclean drug and book co.
,     FERNIE, Bic.
w   THE     —
Lessees, The Alberta Theatre Co.
Manager, E. B. Shoemake
The Program fir Saturday  Matin^e&l^ning
Will be as follows:-
"The Web"
Vitagraph European D rama in Two Parts
Whiffles tries Mov-
j_jng_ELcJtiiice_Actii»g-
Pathe Comedy
Yankee Doodle
Dixie
Selig Comedy
A CRY FOR
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.-.Blograph  Western   Drama ,
For next week the managemeht heave a splendid
program of Edncational and humorous  Pictures.
lOc & 20c
Matinee:    Monday, Wednesday   and  Saturday
Admission, 5 & lOc
f5®^^
3 ' tn
In complianco with tho
Special Holiday
shipment or homo dolivt.,,.   _....., JW1 ^„„^ JJTV, ,,U11VI;|-.
Now Year delivery will bo accepted up to tlioniglit o/'Deo.:)()
yours early.
ho demand of our piitions in tho choice of Liquid Holidny Cheer   wc aro mmi
1 vory.   Orders lor Xmas Kve delivery must be in the oveninc of tho oS„     l
n\\ bo acenntrw   mi in tin. n ir it. ni' T.n.* >u\      A li „.,..        «„   lb Ul "lo.—'"'I "IM'.
again putting up
packages for
vn     .     „„-;-" — •""■   Orders for
All orders filled in rotation ns received, so file
Hamper No. 1.   Price $3,00
(Weight 30 tbt.)
1 Sliorry ] Sauterne
1 Marsella Wino l Bordeaux Claret
1 Canadian Ryo 1 Fine Old Port
0 Bottles
Hamper No. 2,   Price $4.00
(Weight 30 lbs.)
Cowl on Brandy ]. .Sherry
Canadian Jfcyo ]' j ,n:un;x (
•Special ,Ho.s,Scot eh       1 Old Port
*« Bottlos
line
Hamper No. 3,   Price $S,C0
(Weight 50 Ibi,)
2 Old port
'2 French Claret
tt Boor (DomoHtio)
1.01.1
Oli I Sherry
•John Lee'Scotch
12 Bottles
Hamper,, No. 4.   Price $6.50
(Weight BO Ibi.)
2 Canadian Bye
1 Condon Brandy
!J Old Port
1 Jamaica Bum
-1 Bordeaux Claret
2 Old Sherry
I Old Mellow Senlidi
12 Bottles
Hamper No. 5.   Price $7,00
\V.'«iy-U *IW lllt.f
Oporto
Special Scotch
Canadian Ilyo
Alo or Stout,
Sherry
Special Brandy
Jamaica Hum
12 Bottles
Hamper No. 6.   Price $12.00
.   (W«foht SO Ibe.)
2 pr«. Chamnagne
2 fjts. Onnndinii Bye
1 Oporto
1 Jamaica Bum
1 Saute nie N. J,
I
12 Bottlos
Pt. Benedictine
Tom (Jin
lOyrold I jquonr Scotch
Legmndo Brandy
Our Oatondar do Luxo will bo oncloted with ovory hamper
Pollock Wine Co., Ltd. Fernie, B.C.
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ITH the approaching*
cold weather you need
all the comforts and
warmth possible. , Yon appreciate a nice, warm,' comfortable
room, furnished with cosy chairs
and rugs and heated by a
serviceable heater.
good
Neivs of the District Canips
x.\        (Continuedfrom.Page 7)   'A.
. Let us sell you some of these
comforts from our stock, which
is the largest in the Crows Nest
Pass. Remember, Ave are always here to remedy any complaints and exchange unsatisfactory goods—no delays—no disappointments.
Oup prices will compare with any
Catalog House when you consider
freight rates land the maiiy di s-
appointments you experience
when sending out of town
THE
Coleman Hardware Store
COLEMAN, Alta.
♦ Coleman Local Union Notes    ♦
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-The regular meeting was held Dec.
7 and was somewhat better attended
than a great many of our 'previous
ones were. •
Our secretary'-reported .that along
with President Smltli some questions
of dispute were settled,'more especially the York Creelc >vash house, but
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COLEMAN  NOTES—(Continued),
New Year in the Old Country.
Matthew Bowman and W. Wilcock
were also passengers for the Old
Country on Saturday night..
Order of Owls - . .... \;
The installation of officers of the
Coleman Order of Owls took- place in
the Eagles''Hall ion Sunday, night,'7th.'
The following Owls "were installed for
the coining term: President, William
Allen; past president, -J. Johnston;
vice president, G. -Fairhurst; secretary, J. -Mitchell;-," treasurer, T. X.1iO.
Smith; invbeator, James Lamb; warden, Amy Mowstee; picket, T. Bums;
sentinel, William Harrison.
, The Coleman Owls intend having a
supper and dance-on Xmas eve in the
Eagles' Hall, ' All visiting Owls In arid
around ooleman are-welcome. Come
and have a good night with us; 'don't
forget the date, December 24.      ^
As was reported same time:ago,"a
quarrel took place in the York Creek'
mine.-pf the International Coal Company between two miners, one of them
hitting the other over the head .with
his lamp. The assailant absconded- at
the time, but, was brouglit back to
Coleman and sent down to Macleod
for trial. *I-Ie asked and got a speedy
trial; result—one year in the pen.
' The election of town councillors
took0 place in -Coleman on Monday,
Dec. 8. The election was very quiet.
No one seemed to be excited over the
matter. The following gentlemen were
elected: Mr. Jack-Johnston, Mr.'John
Swan, Jlr Hiram Dougal. Thefollow-
ing were also elected trustee for the
school board: Mn J. O. C- MaqDonald.
and Mr. William Fraser.
A row took place Tuesday night in
front of the Coleman Hotel between
two or three Slavonians and In the
melee one of them endeavored- to hit
his -opponent with a large stone, but
his shot went wide of the mark. The
result was that it went through the
window of the hotel. Two of them
were apprehended and lodged in coop.
Four Bottles of Xmas^Cheer
'One bottle of rye, one of port, one
of Scotch and one, of sherry—tbls Is
the fine .present - that the Coleman
Liquor Co. will give in our heading
competition. Are you the lucky individual? Get busy now, for this is the
last week.
The Worker's Own  Store
Splendid   assortment   of,   Christmas
Fruits, Preserves and. Candies.  Everything you vequiro in tho Grocery line
and all of-thc, best quality.
HIGH   CLASS
Groceries, Provisions,
Dry Goods, etc.
Inspect our   selection   of dry goods
All New Stock
Toys -
Positivey the finest exhibit
ever seen in Hosmer
Why send away when you can get everything
;o gladden   the   kiddies   at   the   Hosmer
Industrial Store
Help Yourself by Helping
us—we are herg to stay
is still overcrowded, as a number of
men are still washing in the wash
house, but have no lockers to put
their .clothes in, ,which is.decidedly
uncomfortable for all concerned.
The question of the coke oven dispute was handed up 'to' the. Western
Coal Operators' Association for adjustment,
A grievance cropped up on the question of contract 'miners in York Creek
packing their own timber'. This matter 'should bo attended to at once and
put right in the interest of all concerned.
A discussion arose .over the special
investigation committee visiting the
mine every month as it entailed a very
heavy Item of expense oij the Local.
It was decided that this .Inspection
should be quarterly Instead of monthly.
Vice President Graham was a Coleman visitor last week, coming In <rom
Fernie. Iio left on Saturday's ■ local
for Taber, which apparently Is not
out, of troubled waters'yot.
Somo correspondences was rend from
Local 1223 and tablo^l. All Information can bo had from Bro. Johnston
ln volution to tills question of booklets, which will he on solo at un ouiiy
(Into.
A collection wns taken up nt the
bunk on pay day, Doc. C, on behalf of
n Holglnn brother who has boon off
work for thn Inst eight months nnd
iho amount collected was $145.
Tho question of the Sick nnd Accldont -llonoflt Society ugnln enmo up
for nnd received a -, considerable
amount of (HscuhbIoii. Tho mntter ,wn8
loft ovor until nftor the olectlon on
TuoBtlny, Doc, t).
dded.-to .take> W tbe bush and com-
menced,',Temovingliis machinery, etc.,
on Tuesday and will start camp on the
coal company's' property south -of
Blairmore; from which .place-he will
supply cord wood, to. the consumers of
Blairmore -and' district. .
Born,!on Saturday; Dec. 6,- to Mr-
and Mrs.-Wilfred "Wolstenholme, a
daughter.   ' ,    y
^ J. Grafton, *<ot the new Liquor Co.,
Bellevue was-in town on Monday.
The report of the-Blairmore school
for the month of Novemberxwas -most
satisfactory, the total attendance
equalling' 4.663, average attendance
233.65, "and the. percentage of attend-
ance'&V    • \   ,
The Sunday School children of the
Presbyterian Church are arranging for
a* cantatat to' be held.m "the Opera"
House' some'time before Christmas.
L. E., Miller has. purchased the remaining stock of the Pioneer ."Furniture Co. and removed same to the
Buddjjlook, where he has opened up
for business  -■'."•
The Opera House was crowded on
■Saturday night last, when some of the
best pictures "ever seen In this district
were/displayed.
Ralph Wilkie was down from Coleman on Tuesday.
The mine was closed down bn Tuesday, that' being election day for District Xo. 18, U. M. W. of A.
Salvage Sale
ilr. A. I. Blais, -whose Frank store
was ' recently  seriously " damaged .by
fire,  informs 'us that he .Intends  to
sacrifice -his- whole .stock of canned
-goods and'glassware, also fruits, .vegetables, pickles, sauces, ketchup, etc.
These' goods,, which  have  not  been
damaged beyond the labels, will all be
sold far "below cost, and the; thrifty
housewife will have a- splendid opportunity of" replenishing  her • stock of j
canned fruits and, vegetables at a con-.}
siderable - saving.     All   the   enamel,
china and glassware will be_slaughter;
ed aijd sold, regardless of cost or loss.
This is'a genuine salvage sale,'and
as we haWinspected the stock personally, and are intimately acquaint-'
ed with Mr. Blais' business principles,
have no hesitation in recommending it
to everybody.
The roller skating rink in the Opera
House was open for ladies, free of
charge, on Tuesday night.
Monday, Dec. 8, was election day
with the ratepayers of Blairmore. The
polling opened at 10 a.m. in the council chamber, with Chas. E F. Hiscocks
as -returning "officer.- Three candidates
out of the nine nominated withdrew
beffpre election time, leaving six only
in the running, viz., J. W. Gresham;
W. I/. Kribs, J. Montalbetti, L. Dutil,'
D. A. Sinclair aad -M. Rosse, the former three being on the Conservative
ticket and the' latter, of the. Liberal,
which 'caused considerable anxiety.as
to how the votes would go. From -the
first ■ it seemed as though the C-pnser-
i'"ative^v^e"*gmng"to"Wi"inirriay"and
music escaping "from'one of the homes"
of,one "of our- prominent' citizens?;v-If
not; take a walk around about 3 p.m..
If I"a'm:fl6t-mistaken;,we-wJir-have. -\
good J»rass^b"and' to liven -.things iiiTin
the -winter^evenings. . Listen. to"■ the
band in'the Ooalhurat park. - A*
Shotiighiter - Joe StobbsS left • this
week-for :,the_,01d Country,- ;W<£ .believe he'hady, big spread/and a present handed * to Vhim-before, leaving.-
Good luck,*-.Joe.'->' 'V-     ' .' "v--
Frank-Owens;-, of,Bellevue, is now
worlting oil the box cars "for the coal
company -here. ,He says he Is Raiting
around for the big job '-that is expected
to start here in'the spring,- the "sinking
of two'new shafts,*-;,-, '\    ^ "" "
■Mrs." Charles .- Connors ■ and family
1-afit -this .week for the Old, Country.   •
Joseph -Wilson, late recording secretary'of tlie Local; Union, has.also:left
for the Old' Country,to: enjoy Xmas
with his family.' ;\
We are pleased to learn,the chicken .supper was-a financial success and
nobody lost any chickens.
We believe it would "pay. the baker's
boy, to q'uiit going to Fort Kipp if he,
has to lose" a shift every,, time, By all
accounts, Fred, the water man, was
doing the turkey-trot .with a flour -bag
on behind, at the.swell time out Mc-
Kensle's way. Good thing you .were a
long way out, Fred.
il-Iats off to Georgle Bell, the band
master. Get a trombone, George, then
go to It. "    „ .
.The K. P.'s > elected'thevfollowing
officers for the. coming term: C.'-C.,
W., Balderetonef .V. C.,1 W:~H. - Craig;
Prel.-, E. Noddle; M. of W;-'H: McDbn.
aid; K. R..S.,-Alec Allan;' M.ofrT.„W,J
J. • Slmmonds;:' M.. of Ex., W. .'.White;
pM.' at A„ J." Redpath'; I.'1 G.," Ai Millar;
O.G., J,' W.;Parkin;     ,',-,v   - ,;y,
The Oddfellows are taking over-the
Methodist Church and tv^U utilize same
as "a lodge'-room after the new year.
.Inddentally they offered terms-to' the'
other lodges to".join them, but, unfortunately, like" the .Duke of De-voo-
shire's' pheasants,- they, are,' "rhatlier!
'teh " •'*.    <--        "■'■ '■ -'       .'.V'       ' ■
The , Orangemen >were - also in the
picture on Monday night, a.few candidates being chased across-the turbulent' Boyne waters. ' Quite, a,number
of Fernie Orangemen, accompanied by.
the .bagpipes,'wore, on hand to-assist
leading, the rest of "the, Hosmer,con\-;
petitoro' hy a- mile.,   V ,;      , ■-"' . :
, '-.Frank-: Ingham" is oh* the sick ,,iist";
and for a while was in-bad shape, but
is happily pulling round alright Sy. ,.
,,'Tlhe follovfing is'an .account of re-",
ceipts and ^expenditure re .basket aa~'
cial and dance:       '■■■'•->: \" T .y-
- ^>    .-.--. -, • Receipts ^ ; ^-_ y •-.'■ ••! *X
From sale of baskets .. A;, /..-'5164.75 ;
Sale of tickets"...:,: A.'.  -". 99-15 .
Donation  :,...'-':.... '' 3.00
'-ill
.->:' v-
Total'receipts;.'.. 7.7, — .....
\V             .Expenditure^    :
Orchestra, coffe, cleaning Hall
-';etc '....V ■•• —.. X.
Forwarded to J. J.- McAllister,
'Sec..District 28-.....".'...".'..■
$267.50'
V'32'.BO"
,235.00-
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Total - disbursements .'....,',.. ?267.50 .
.   .    . . The followinig tradesmen are cordial-
in the,ceremonies. "Altogether,a. very/jy,. thanked'-for.,donations of prizesr
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BLAIRMORE NOTE8
The Peoples' Store
W U*iU .m4lm* l..iU< 1—W
HOSMER
B. C.
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See Our Competition on Page 2
Stmiloy Whlttitkor, (ton of Llconso
In*poctor Wlilttakor, of Plnchor Crook,
waH In town this wcolc on a fow dins'
vin!t to his Nlstor, Mm, Hhuiiotto.
Tho ninlrmoro flro dopnrtmont re-
■('inlvRd a call from Frank on Thursday
mor.nlngr,, which wns roHpondod to In
■double quick tJmo, and, with Iho nlil
of .Mayor Lyons' nuto woro soon upon
tlio «c«m», which proved to ho A. I.
HlfilH' store. Wo undorstnnd tlint tho
flro caused consldornblo dnmnRo to
stock which was only partly covered
by Innuranc*
.luck M-oI'hnll Ih fcoliiiK Jinportunt
thoso daya owIiik to tlio nvrlvul ot a
flno son on Thursday, Doc, 4,   Con-
,   .       .   .
Vt'Mi T.rwin. vrVio vMll tnVo fhnrfn of
tlio fllmtlnpf rink thin R-nnnon, nrrlvml
in town la»t wook and expects to
lmvo tho rink In good Khap<) In <i fow
daya,
Tho lllalrmoro Drusii Hand will glvo
»i concort in l.n-*» v>|ii5t«, nound on
Tuoiidiiy nljrht, Doc. 2.1.
A. J, Johnion loft on Sutunlnyfor
tho South Pork, for n few flnyn* hunt*
intc.       '   ■ '
Tho nwky Mountain Comnnt Co.
havo Inttoltod two more largo arc
llKVit* for the town, ono Iviuv, ut Ibo
crosulnR next tho depot ami one on
VltioiU, Street aouth.
Contractor Paloior, wlio. it will ho
rttmeinbercd. «amo from Buttn, Montana, to Uko up the contract for the
removal of the building!) In Prank to
the propoMd new townttto, haa de«
even" late In the .afternoon the position
remained the same ,At a'few minutes-
■to seven o'clock, when it was announc-
ed'the poll would close, J. W. Gresham
and \V."-L. Kribs were leading by a fair
majority with J. Montalbetti close
behind, when some belated-ratepayers
rushed in with their votes for the Liberal /candidates, which very soon put
thnt party well in the,lead. At the end
•of the poll the returning officer, after
summing up the' votes, declared the
positions as follows: Liberals-—D. A.
Sinclair 85, L, Dutil 79, -M. Rosse 70;
Conservatives—J. W. Gresham 52, W.
L Kribs 46, J. Montalbetti 44, giving
the Liberal purty a majority of 92
votes. The greater part of the rate-
.payors declared themselves as highly
pleased with the result of the election
which had been closely .followed with
great enthusiasm from start to finish.
Mayor Lyons and Councillor Hinds did
great work for tlieir party, the Conservatives, nnd it was not through, nny
fault of theirs that they krtt tho day.
At. night the Blalrmoro .Brass iBnn'd
Horunuded the streots and played so-
Inctlous-boforo oach of the rosldencos
of -the BuccesBftil candidates. Tho hoys
also took tx great part ln the celebrations, forming a tin-can brigade and
"slilvoroelng" the victorious three.
Tlio line up In tho council chamber
on Monday night noxt, for tho first
meeting or 1ho 1914 counoil, will bo ns
follows: Mayor II. 10. Lyons, V, K.
Hinds, It, M. Brisco, Conservatives;
1). A Sinclair, L. Dutil, W, A, Bcobo
nnd -Jt, Uobbo, Liberals. It now remains for tho ratopnyors to wait and
suo whnt tho Liberals will do now
(Imt thoy aro In tho majority.
It. M. Brisco has Just recofved o
largo assortment of articles suitable
for UhrlHtnins gifts, blthor for ladles
or Rontlo-mon.
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COALHURST NOTE8
Oroat ojcoltomont wna causod on
Snturday whon tho news of tho Incorporation of Coalhurst ns n vlllago was
niiiioiincod. Thia rosultod In a -mooting of householders and ratepayers In
gonoral, hold on Monday ovonlng, In
tho Scliool House. Tho hour for meeting waa 9 o'clock. Ono -could'notico
tho Intorost by numbers ot mon collecting shortly nftor eight o'clook, On
tlio tttroko of nlno, Finlay McDonald,
vlco prosldowt of tho Board of Trndo,
was 'voted to tlm chair. J. M. McDor-
roott, spcrotary-ti'oaauror of the Bonrd,
It,**. iu',*iU.*ia Ifl.  111*1 III-U» 4UU» iii-ucillis,
f:l\\c\t v.-prc nppnvrfl nnil jw!*'.Tfl. Mr
J, Watson wn» thon1 called upon (o
road tho -communication from tho municipality, whioh was 'aoceptod and
oponod for diiousalon qulto a number
of rjuestfons were nuked and unswerod
us is tuBioimiry «t tutrh jneollnira. liy
motion of Mr. Benaon with Mr. T.
Skelth as nocondor, Mr. Finlay McDonald wns appointed as returning of-
fleer and tho School Houso was so-
looted ns tho proper placo to hold tho
first council. The majority of the
School Hoiird bolng prottont, thia qtte«*
tion was also aettled. A few question n wu-u aukuU mv to thu aUvauUKti
of liuorporatfon, which wero rather
evaalvoly answered.
I>I<! you ever take a walk np or
down First Street on a. Suoday afternoon nnd notice the strains of sweet
A goodly'number turned out to the
regular .meeting on Friday .night, Dec.
5. Quite a pile of correspondence had
to be gone througlfowlng to the small
attendance at the previous meeting,
when everything was laid over.
The .call to International Convention
was read and discussed, and finally it
was decided to .send a delegate..   ,
Correspondency from , Dave. Rees
was read- and accepted, saying he
would be dn on Sunday,.-so it was-decided to can a special meeting on Sunday to hear what the International
Board Member had to say and to'call-
for nominations at this meeting for our
delegate's to Indianapolis Convention.
Circular .was read from, Cedar Point
Local, 111. After discussion it-was left
in the hands of the secretary to "order booklets and distribute through
the Local Union.
'A disagreeable, grievance, • was
.brought up re the doctor and hospital
and the way a certain case had .heen
taken care, of at Diamond City- hospital. This was. left over for a-committee to look into and report at next
meeting.
Bro. Skidmore was appointed' as
neutral scrutineer" to Chinook Local,
and the 'Jlocal. work left in the hands
of the local officers., .
The Sunday Special Meeting ■ '*
Not a very.large bunch turned out
on Sunday afternoon, perhaps on" ac-,
j3QjinL_of^he^.(^eral^icoiiceiits_i_and*
dances, chicken- suppers, etc., .the
night before. Nominations for delegate being called for, Bro. John Burt
and Bro." T. Barrlngham were nominated to. be voted for on election day
to help in the excitement a little more,
•Brq. A. J. Carter'and.International
Board -Member' Rees,..were present at,
the meeting, and it was thought best,
to hear as much as we could from
these brothers, so the rest of the afternoon was left open for' these brothers, who gave a good- lecture on things
In general,    i .
On Tuesday tho, men -could, be seen
wending their way. to the Miners' Hal!
to poll their votes.' Everybody seemed to ibo interested to some extent In
the diifferontcandidates and there ;wns
very little growling dono about thor
holiday taken on account of tho election.   A faw of the number 6 and 8.
mon'thought we woro doing It- too
thick by being governed by tho Agreement and  Constitution and  thought
work should bo dono In tho mlnoe, etc, j
Tho result of the ballot was ns fol-1
lows: DlBtrlct secretary, A, J. Carter, j
104;  T,, Franco, 52;   D. Hyslop, 64;
spoilt, 8'; total, 288. Sub-DIstrlct Board
Mombor, Larson, 182; McRoberts, 103;
Rpolll, 5; total, 290.. International delegates, Nrnnlc Barrlngham, 217; John
nurt, GU, spoilt, 10; total,'28-0, 1
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♦ HOSMER NOTE8 ♦
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"Boh" 'Wnlkor, of Curoborland, was
the speaker nt a Socialist moetintf
hold In tho Athlotlc Hall, on Sunday
last, his subject bolng the -class struggle, Tlio recent visits wo have hud
from-wirloiiH Socialist organizers looks
llko bearing fruit. Watch llo»mor
grow rod.
Tho building now bolng erected on
tho lot next to P. Bums & Co, Is nn
overtime Job Sundays and nights,
Overheard, on Tuosdny! "What's tho
building, NIokT" "Packing enso,"
"Why, going to tho Old Country?"
Tho billiard tournament In tho Athlotlc Hall Ib proceeding apaco. The
Hirst round has boon played off nml the
second stugo ontorod on. Thorn's sure
to *bo somo strenuous striving for.
.thoso turkeys.
A committee meeting of the Club
was hold WodnoHrtay plght, Everything Is roportod in roadlnoas for the
big smoker. A good program has beon
arranged, which, with smokes and a
drop of good boor ns a side Uno, .should
oiiHure a successful entertainment.
Tho -merchants of the-town havo
-uututiuu u largo uumour oi prices to
iht* C,1uli. CMV, iJ)cc1;«-i', l-avJutf nuii
various other tournaments nro bolng
arranged, to tho winners of which the
prisea will .bo distributed; in fact,
Oiere's a chance for everyone to shew
his skill ut something or othor. The
emu Is mm open to receive members;
a dollar a month Is tho damage,
Tho election for District officers
passed off vory quietly, llttlo or no
wagering being dono on the result.
A fntrly good votd*Vns polled, tho following nre tho figures: Por Socretary*
Tr«t«hurt>r, Franca, Ifto; Hyslop, M;
Carter, 73. For Bub-DIslrict Board
Muuibur, liuldbulouu, Wy, Phillip**,
Hi. Hosmer's candidate for Board
Member got knocked out In Fornle;
all same Bombardier Wells.
Don't forget the masquerade on New
Year'a eve.
enjoyable evening' is reported.
; J. D.-Mihalcik was at Fernie-acting
as neutral >: scrutineer at the District
elections. . Jack says It needs two, one
to keep an eye on the Coal Creek
bun^h. '. ■     . ,* *    ' '■- 7'. '
What's the' matter witlr-the'-long
distance'phone? The service'is about
as swift as. a windjammer trying to
round Cape (Horn in a. contrary "wind
(while the local service seems ■ all
shot to Hades). ,
•It has leaked out who is the author
of that famous yellow circular. It's
hard to keep anything secret when
there's women around. ■
;The election evidently caused the
members to think there was such a
thing as a-"Union around, Tuesday
night's meeting being a cheering one.
Motions and resolutions flewthick and
fast. Some will cause' dismay and
otliers Joy. Keep the good work going; there's a meeting every Tuesday
night. °  ,      '.','.'
A meeting of local Socialists will be
held "Sunday night at the Queen's, 7.30
sharp. You wage slaves that object to
the present degrading system, make
this your place of worship.
There are rumors of weddings down
the Queen's Hotel"-why. As a rule
Hosmer weddings are tame; affairs,
bupif this one comes off according to
schedule there'll be something doing
in-.this drowsy city.       ■   ' "
'.A. Wellington is -working" hard gath-
ering Ledger"numbers and figures oh
Hosmer 'Departmental Store, I. Zissel-..
map,, 3V Burns & Co.l- Bennett Bros.. :
and Hosmer Liquor Co. , .].- *'
-Miss Elsie Robson, has heen .Invited *>
to'sing at'the concert in Fernie, in aid .
of the Island children. ,      ".     *
' Tomihy' McKee and ■ W; Lakey. left >,
Jtist week"for^th^,pid Country.-       .*.
' .^rhe'home of Mr. nnd Mrs. J; Ayre,
was''(brightened by thp" arrival of a
daughter during the current week.'
Alec. LMcKelYie continues to makg- .
progress towards recovery,. .
The new addition to -the Hosmer '
School is rapidly being finished.', Th&
principal,  Mr.' Flett,  claims he' will   „
have t}ie finest school in S. E. Kootenay, but. more of thls.anon.
The' examination of candidates for
miners' examining board takes place
on'Saturday next, at office near tipple.
Candidates; M.'Jasbec, J. D. Mihalcik -
and J, Kosloski, ',      ■   ,l':,. ,
fhe Hosmer Industrial Co." Is "mak--
irig a special display of toys, the finest evor seen.In Hosmer. Everything"  '
to gladden the hearts of the kiddies. a
Take your boys and" girls along and
let THiEM select.   Just think'', of ,the,
- 'pleasure it gives  the " youngsters to
make their own purchases.;,They also'have the very best stock of choice
Xmas groceries and fruits1-fresh and.v
sound, that's1 what counts/ ■>      "^
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Dressmakers   a.ttd   Costumiers
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Is -stocked from cellar to garret with Christmas dainties,    Nuti,
Peeli, Figs, Fancy Candles,.Frulte, etc., of every tfemrlptlon,
The Mutual Creditors Association Raising Cash on Stock
F. M. THOMPSON CO.
The Store That Sets the Pace
Phone 25 '    Victoria SU      Blairmore, Alta;
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something of Romo uso,   Our ntock is comploto in
Sweatees, Ties, Underwear, Shirts,
Shoes, Rubbers, Clothing, Gaps
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Remember our goods aro still undor tho hnmmcr and p?ioefl
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1  Meet every Tuesday at 8
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LOYAL ORDER OF
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Meet every Monday at' 8
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.     x Dictator, T. Uphill.V,'
, Secretary, W. F.. Vance.
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• ; By Harry.Waton^ 7, 7X
.Before -proceeding .with the'"-subject,: let us turn to-.the two. prefaces
of -Marx.;-, They .are" important,'!. -We
could.nbt -profitably,consider them, before, .because some, preparation was
necessary.?, But now that; we have
acquired-some knowledge of the'sub-.
ject, and* have also familiarized our-"
selyes with:.the method and views of
Marx, we are, prepared to understand-
the prefaces.. ',-•'-..',
v- "   Preface to the First Edition
George^ Eliot remarKed: "Man can
do nothing without the -make-believe
of a beginning; and yet-no" retrospect
will take-us to., the true beginning;
and whether our prologue be in
heaven or on earth, it" is but a fraction of- that all-presupposing fact
with which' our' story begins." This
applies to our case. 'To the claim of
many Comrades, that the study- of
Socialist economics should be -started
with some earlier and, simpler work
than "Capital," the answer, ls: There
la neither an earlier nor a simpler
work. Firstly, if we are to go to the
true beginning of the subject, ' we
should have to start with1 the nebular
hypothesis, trace cosmic evolution
through all its, infinite modifications,
then follow up the economic history
of mankind, until we reached modern
capitalism, and then make a study of
the latter—a task admittedly beyond
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ths scope of the subject.'. If, then, we
are ito Jimit ourselves to the analysis
of,-the capitalist mode of production,
'.'Capital" is, indeed, • the earliest
work on., the subject. And, secondly,
a simpler, work does not exist.- Concerning the other works on the subject, .we may say with fKant,', they
would ;.liave' been much shorter and"
simpler if their authors had not intended to make them' so short' and
simple, -I make bold to say one'can
spend- a lifetime studying all the other
works on- the subject and yet not gain
an-insight into the mechanism of-capitalism. On the other hand, "a few
years' -earnest study of "Capital" will
reward the student with a clear and
comprehensive understanding of the
mechanism of capitalism to Socialism.
The student must be impressed with
the fact that the subject is a very,
difficult one, and that, therefore, there
is no easy and royal road to .it." It
can be mastered only by work, work
and work.
"Capital" is a continuation of the
previous work. "The Critique of Poli-
tical' Economy," published by Marx
in 1859. The substance of the earlier
work is summarized in the first three
chapters of the later work.
Every beginning .is difficult, holds
in all -sciences; but in a -far greater
measure does it hold in economics. In
the analysis of -economic forms neither
microscopes ., nor chemical reagents
are in use.- Here the force of abstraction must replace both: and'that is a
rather, difficult process,' By the force
of abstraction -we must identify and
comprehend economic phenomena, and
by the. force of abstraction we must
reduce them co general economic laws.
■Society is an - organism, and like
every organism it is composed of ultimate units. In bourgeois society the
commodity-form of the product of labor—or the value-form of the commodity—is the economic cell-form. But to
the superficial observer—ahd the
bourgeois economist is but a superfi-'
cial observer—the • analysis of these
forms turns upon minutiae. Now, the,
analysis does in fact turn upon min-v
utiae; but they are not, as the bourgeois economist takes them, disconnected units independent of each other. They are ofthe same nature as
those dealt with in microscopic anatomy; that is, units'that are organically
interconnected and dependent upon
one. another; and together form one
organic whole,
Economic phenomena, like physical
■phenomena, must' be  studied  whore
they occur in their, most typical form,
and -most" free from disturbing influences.   Up to the time of the writing
of "Capital,"' England was the "most
fitting country for the-study of econ-
-omic-'.prenomena.—This-rwas-the-Tea'
son for Marx using England as the
chief illustration in the development
of his theoretical ideas.   This, however, should not mislead us to believe
that the' nature of capitalism as it
manifests itself in England is peculiar
■fo that country only.    On the con-'
trary, capitalism is of the same nature
wherever lt appears.   "Intrinsically, lt
is not a question of the higher or lowor degrees of development of the social antagonisms that result from tho
natural laws of capitalism production.
It is a question ot these laws themselves, of these tendencies  working
with "iron necessity toward inevitable
res.ults.  'The country that is more developed Industrially only shows, to the
less developed, the Image of Us own
future." - Just as when a -living organ-
Ism becomes afflicted with a, mortal
disease,   Interim 1   antagonisms   and
I'innl dissolution nro inevitable; bo al-
sp  when ' society   becomes  afflicted
with the capitalist mode of produo
tion, the class, struggle and the final
dissolution' ot   capitalism   aro   Inevitable.
„ iBiit apart from this, tho conditions
In tho -countries thut nro only indigently capitalistic aro oven worse than
thoso in tho countries capital Is tically
more dovelopod; for pad -passu with
the -development ot capitalism also develop the social forces for the overcoming of capitalism,   Hence, study
of tho nature and tho tondoncy of
capitalism shows that Its dissolution
Is Inovltablo. Nevertheless, ovon when
a sooloty has got upon the right track
for thc diBcovory of tho natural la\VB
of Its movements, the obstacles offered by the successive phnseB of Its nop
mai development It cnn neither clear
by bold leaps nor romove by legal
onact-montB,   "No social order ovor
dlwippourH /buforo nil tlio productive
forces, for which thoro Is room In it,
have been dovolopd;  and  now and
higher rotations of production nowr
appear boforo tlio matorlnl conditions
of tliolr exlfltanco lmvo main rod In the
womb of the old Bocloty,"   Novortho.
less, whon socloty dlHCovorn the mi*
turnl lnws ef Its development, It nood
not wait Indifferently for tho process
of development to mnko Its own course.
Hooloty can nud slioulil help tho pro
cess, and thereby shorten the time and
lessen the birth-pangs incidental to the
transformation vof society.
The capitalist' mode of production,
though' proceeding in accordance with
natural"-laws-of "its own, is indissolu-
bly "bound up with the acts and nature
of human beings. And, therefore, to
analyze that mode of production-it is
necessary -to study the acts and characteristics of those human beings. But
tlie individuals are dealt witli only in
so far as they are the personification
of economic categories, embodiments
of particular class relations and class
interests. "Jly standpoint, from which
the evolution of the economic formation of society is viewed as a process
of natural history, can less than any
other make the Individual responsible
for relations whose crealhres he socially remains, however much'he may
subjectively raise himself above
them." This heeds amplification. And
for this purpose wo shall consider a
few cases. /
A was the owner of 1,000 shares of
stock in a railroad corporation. One
day, while attending a directors' meeting he learns the painful truth that
the corporation is hopelessly insolvent, and Its bankruptcy inevitable.
Facing a situation that -may completely ruin him, A at once' takes his
shares and offers tb sell them to B.
The latter, Ignorant of the truth, and
knowing only the market reputation
of the corporation, buys the shares
any pays A 'for them a large sum of
money. A short time thereafter, the
corporation, is thrown into bankruptcy; the shares of B become worthless
and- he is ruined.   ■   *',        ''<**""
Now, eliminating from consideration the legal phase of the'matter as
being wholly irrelevant to the discussion, the- question is: Was the conduct of A ethically justifiable? -The
answer must be-an emphatic .No! And
for this reason: When A sold to B
his shares, he kneAv perfectly well
that .they were worthless. He knew
that he was selling to B useless pieces
of paper. .Nevertheless, he withheld
this Vital fact fronr-B and was glad
that the latter was ignorant of it, else
he would'not-purchase the shares and
pay for them- a large sum of money.
A expected the ruin of B, and now he
is happy that he was clever, enough
to shift the inevitable ruin frim 'himself on to B. , Was not this a' case of
plain ■fraud and deceit? Did not A
actually cheat B ou.t of a large sum
of money? ' ■        ,
Nevertheless, such frauds and de-'
ceits'are practiced daily,to such extent that even our. laws-and courts
connive at themV And why? Simply
because the whole .fabric of our so-
-ciety-is-woven-out'of-fraud-and'deceitr
Things have come to such-a state that
not only ordinary business' men, but
even moralists and -philosophers, have
lost the faculty of judging the moral
nature of conduct. An illustration in
points is the following: ' c.
II
VIA THE
father should have borne the consequences of his folly. No one else
should have been njade to suffer for
dt. - AnS yet, Spencer advised his father to dump .his worthless shares
upon somebody else, arid -by fraud
and deceit to cheat out of that somebody else a large sum of money. Yes,
that was Spencer. And when in the
streets of Homestead human, blood
flowed freely, Spencer was hobnobbing with Carnegie, and receiving
from him nice presents. -Now, if 'this
was Spencer — who unquestionably
was a man" of principles—what can be
said about lesser personalities? Surely, we are -but what1 the -conditions of
life compel us to be.
In the doiiyiin of political economy,
free scientific Inquiry meets, not only
the"'same enemies as in all other sciences, such as ignorance, prejudice,
bigotry and the like, but ,also owing
to the peculiar nature of the material
.it deals with, it summons as foes into
the field of battle the most violent,
mean and malignant passions of the
human breast—the furies of private
Interest. Marx expresses here a fundamental trutli which requires a good
deal of elucidation. But (his is not
the occasion for it. I shall only indicate the reason. Man's intellect is
not free; it is shaped and determined
by the feelings; as one feels so he
thinks.' The saying, the wish is father
of the thought, is an -absolute truth.
Spencer expressed the same idea by
saying the feelings are the .masters
and the intellect is but their servant;
and as -the masters decide so must the
servant act. We, therefore, think as
we are inclined to think, as our feelings shape and determine our thought.
Again, our feelings are shaped and
determined ^through' our conduct by
the requirements of the material conditions of existence. In other words,
wa feel as our material interests dictate, "ror where your treasure is,
there, will your heart be also."' And
since the treasures of most-persons lie
in their material interests, their heart
and mind are there also. And, therefore, when an economic proposition
or truth -threatens to harm their material interests, men will oppose that
proposition or truth with;all the vehemence and power they "are capable
of. And for this reason It is much
more difficult for an economic truth
to gain recognition than for any
other truth. It is, indeed, easier for
a' rope to go through the eye of a
needle than for a bourgeois- to -enter
into the knowledge, of economics. ,,
, • Nevertheless, and in spite of all resistance, -the truths of Socialist-economics gain ground among .the people
and- even succeeded in penetrating the
heads of ibourgeois__economists,_Tliese.
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In his younger days, Spencer was
working as engineer for one of the
railroad -corporations Jn England.
Prior* to tbe year 1846, there bad been
unusually great activity ln the .building of railways, and Spencer's,father,
lured by the prospects of gain, invested considerable money In railroad
stock. .When Spencer learned this he
immediately wrote to his father tho
following: -
"I consider the share market'In so
exceedingly unstable a stato In consequence of tho circumstance • to which
I have alluded that I believe It to bo
Imminently dangerous to have' anything to do with It, I nin fully convinced that some panic will shortly
arise, tho advent of which may bo
wholly unexpected, nnd I would -therefore strongly ndvlso you to put yourself ln a safe position by selling out
at onco. I do not speak without good
grounds, for I havo como' In contact
with many of tho dlroctors nnd promoters of them, and I know most cer-
■tnlnly from tlieir conversation that
thoir great, and I may say, only object, Ib to got thoir shares to tx good
premium nnd thon soil out,"
To this Sponcor adds (Autobiography, Vol. 1, p. H32): "And on tho 21st
of tlio month I expressed by satlsfac*
tion thnt ho hnd nctod promptly on
this advice, nnd, bb It, npponra, only
jUBt ln tlmo, for nlrondy tho panic
was -bofflnnlng,"
Mow, not only at that time, but even
yenrs thoroaftor whon, nt tlio ago of
74, he was writing his atitobloptrnphy,
sovoral ."Mrs nftor ho hnd completed
his "Principles of Billion," Sponcor
AxproHHod  gront  Rntlsfnctlon at tho
timely ndvlco ho gnvo to his father,
which Hpvcd tho latter from flnnnclal
itiln.   Hut It novor occurrod to Sponcor to rofloct on tho fact that he nd-
vlHfnl his fnthor to Rflvo lilmnolf from
ruin by shifting that ruin upon houiih
body elso,   In othor words, Sponcor
worked upon tho principle, rmcli for
hlmsolf, flinl lot tho dovll take' tho
hindmost,   And this he coimldorod u
moral principle!    -
'   Hut this Is not nil,   -flponcor bo
divldualR -composing nn ntfgrognto do-
.tontrlnoB Iho -character of tlio aggro'
unto"; nnd thnt, thoroforo, tho chnr-
actor of our society Ih but tho chnrnc-
tor of tho 'Individuals.   And, if wo
J wnntod to modify nnd Improvo tho
[Mi>iM-B,-r,r   r?   r.'-'f'.rly,  v/c   ,„■:„..  'lUo'.
modify and Im^rovn thn ohnrnotr-r of
tho Individual. The Individual, thoroforo, should ralso himself nbovo sooloty; and if ho falls to do this, ho m\M
bo-ir the full contioquoncoH of hlu conduct.   Kor, ho doclnrod, tho oroaturo
A..,.',   -.J... ..,>-*     ...iVll.iiUkl    UMH    UlUftl    Oil
to rtmko room for tho inoro fit cron-
tares, And nil through Sponcor wns
Inflating upon tho principle thnt con-
80(]uenccB must ho proportionate to
the conduct, Nolthor «oeloty nor tho
Individual should shift tho e6n«o*iuotit-
k<j wliich n-wpimrlly muflt follow a
cortnln lino of conduct, NovortholORS.
whon n pHiM!™! <>nm* pm-fontcd Itself
to Spencer, he with ono stroke of IiIh
p«n act at naught all of hit lofty principles.
Till father mndo an Injudicious In
are the signs of the times, not to.be
hidden by the purple mantles or black
cassocks. They do not signify that tomorrow a miracle will happen. But
they show -that, within the ruling
classes themselves,, a foreboding Is
j dawning that the present -society ls
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no solid • crystal, .but an organism
capable of change, and is -constantly"
changing. ;      ;
Marx concludes the first preface
with the inspiring words of Dante:
Follow thy course, and let the people
talk. Indeed, unless one follows unswervingly his course, regardless of
what peoplo talk, he oannot accomplish anything. Nature does not reconstruct the world through -cowards;
she uses strong men for that purpose.
—N. Y. Cnll,
The Poverty of
The Railroads
By H. J, Brlmble
One of tho arguments invariably nd-
vnnciHl by tho rnllwnys whon nn im-
iprovomont is demanded by tho public
Is thnt it ennnot bo affordod. The
plea Is so everlastingly raised thnt one
wonders what -becomes of tho monoy.
Aro tho rnllwnys really so poor ns
thoy profess to bo? A convcrBntlon
ln which the writer' took part, a fow
days ngo Roomed to throw light on tho
subject, I glvo tho facts for whnt thoy
nro worth,
I wns talking with nn acquaintance,
a tlmhormnn. AVo worn discussing tho
advisability of quitting our Jobs nnd
going to bowing tics, I knew there
wns llttlo or nothing In It working by
tho dny for a contractor, but thought
thnt wo might Bocuro n tract of,land
nud gut out ties on our own nccount,
Rolling them dlroot to tho rnllwnys.
"No good," Raid my, frlond. "Yon
can't do It,"
"Why not?" I Inqulrod.
"This Ik why," ho niiHwerod, "Tho
rnllwnys mnko contracts with men to
supply ho mnny miles of road with
ties. Those contractors nro pnid from
R0 conU to f l.'jn nplcro for tliolr Hah.
If you hnvu tiim to hoII, you must soil
to the eontrnctor, nud lm'll glvo you
from !i« to -10 i-i'iitH for your Hob, Tlm
rnllwnys simply won't loud them for
you."
Now, I ennnot vouch for the I rut li
of tho foregoing, but iih It enmo from
one who hits had yours of nxpw'lonco
In tho biiHlnoHH, I tnltn It for granted
thnt ho knew what he wns talking
nhnti-*. .«.:■ '.:;.,!:.,; '.!...: „]...'. ',.. »,*'„\
Is fi mntter nf fnot. I'd Hie tn know
who got« tho difforonco between the
28 nnd 40 ooihb pnid by the tio contractor anil tho 80 cuiith to tho *)l,2.'i
which ho receives. It Ih foolish lo
think ho gets It nil.  With whom, then,
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Wm. Thompson     -    Prop.
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.The arrest of Ed. Doyle, Secretary
of District No. 15, United Mine Workers of America, by General Chase has
a deeper significance to miners than
an ordinary arrest. It's a peculiar
■coincident "that it should happen directly after a committee of miners
met the operators, and following as it
did a number ol foolishly imitating
actions of a well known ring at every
time, anything tending towards a.
peaceable settlement occurred. One
is forced to the belief that certain op-
erators don't want "peace" and' tbat
these "incidents" are. pulled off with
-the deliberate intention of* making
"peace" impossible.  '
■There are great trust magnates.who"
have amassed huge fortunes by questionable means;, some of these have
the redeeming quality of being great
builders and while they cannot be
said to be very "desirable citizens"
compared with the "wrecker" they are
spotless angels.' The wrecker is undesirable from every point you look at
him; he keeps faith with no one but
fattens on -the wrecking of all who
■come .within the reach of his grasp;
you never find him connected .with
any great commercial success, iie'is
never loved, but often feared, and can
never -be respected; you can see his
path through life strewn with monuments of the ruin of men and women
who gave him their confidence for a
sufficient -time to enable him to, *ply
his nefarious trade; wherever the
breath of such a one pollutes'the air
you see-it breeding-political, municipal
and ^corporate' corruption.
-Unfortunately for Colorado,' the
state possesses a - specimen of this
scourge in J. C. Osgood, of the Victor-
American FuerCompanJ-. John Dee
has many sins to answer for, ,but it's
said that the devil himself ls not so
black as he is painted, and if John
Dee's character has any white spots
on it at all, one of them must have
been put there when after, getting control of the Colorado Fuel and- Iron
Company he fired out Osgood, .body,
boots and breeches;' John Dee had
too much sense to allow him to. get
near his -pile—Colorado would do well
to follow the example df John Dee and
of the State of Iowa, and get rid of
J. C. Osgood.
After a grand stand display o'f horror, dismay and disgust'that anyone
'should have dared to .place any limit
on the militia, using all the assets of
the state as they saw fit, which display Was so ably engineered - by the
"operators"' press agents" we now find
that Roady kenahan was one of the
few men who, had' kept'his head, and
by his attitude again, saved the State
-both'money and credit; no one knows
•better than Roady what was done, by
the same crew • when they got the
chance in the reign of Peabody when
the State paid the-r'ottenest-kind of
claiinTirstMdTdfT'few'^irthT^antlng
hypocrites who have -been pouring out
their ignorant venom in'Roady's direction; they would, .try' going on like
this and serve the people with only
■five per cent of -the honesty and energy that he-is doing, -the State would
be a better anft a safer place to live in.
The offer of $1,000 for the arrest of
the organizer named McGaryis a Silly
pieco of bombast; the people who offered It knew well that any organizer'
would- surrender at any time to any
ORGANIZED COURT when charges
were filed; that $1,000 offer was dono
with no' other intent' but to try and
discredit the United Mine Workers of
•America.        :
The meetings of the committee of
miners and operators are suspended
for a little time; the operators have
been so used to thinking that they
could settle everything either with
guil men'br with "promises," that "they
very naturally object to do anything
else; they didnt' make the gun men
stunt stick this time, and PROMISES
made by men who have been PROMISING for the last -twenty years and1
breaking them as fast as they were
made, won't work either—they have
got - to' get down to business, and ,'do
things this time, and it will take a" little time for" them' to accommodate
themselves .to'this new' condition.
If Chase's court of inquiry really
wants to.do .something, it might inquire into the following:
Under whose orders was ammunition . belonging. to the State handed
over to the Baldwin^Felts thugs before the 'militia was called out? Under what military law can. a meeting
of officers be held when on active sei
vice to protest against the action or
■their commander in chief? What officer was publicly burned? If General
Chase was not present, why not? And
what action did he take" with the officer responsible? Why has the militia not obtained possession of the
machine, guns known to be in the
ffeld, and if any of them have been
captured, -why was the capture not
given equal prominence in the public
press to the capture.^of miners'.rifles?
Why have men who belonged-to the
Baldwin-Felts and who are known to
have taken 'part in working machine
guns and general rioting been allowed
to join the militia? How -many men
now In the militia are also in the pay
of^the operators' guards? Who gave-
the order allowing strike breakers to
ibe shipped- -into the district dressed
in the militia uniform, and if not trespassing on -their valuable time too
much would they say how in the name
of all that is decent they exist at all,
and under what authority do they (presume to exercise' the •functions of a
court?, ■ i;,„,
• If they haven't time for this will
they kindly reach us down one or
two ,of their "canned confessions", and
tell us "how" it ail happened"?
It's quite peculiar how identically
the same rule.which a man or a -corporation '- professes to believe - in "absolutely, becomes at once -the most
scandalous piece of-injustice and a disgrace -to" American civilization if applied by some outsider to him; as an
instance of this, according to the operators, ' the demand of .the United
Mine Workers of America to recognition is an unheard of piece of impudence, and in direct defiance of the
principles of the American Constitution and go on and so on, and yet the'
■^QloraAo_jFuel_iand^[iion-CQminfl.ny_i;-.
self ,was'formed with the - publicly,
avowed- intention of eliminating,.-competition, and the records [0? that .consolidation will "prove it., . -
■ Recently three operators signed a
proclamation in which they claimed
they, represented 05'per cent of the
state "coal output,
.Those, old country people- who' believe In the "divine rights of the
kings" were slow when compared with
Colorado coal operators.
, One of the' principal things the
operators wero thankful for thiB
thanksgiving was that Chase commands   the   mllltla.     The   principal
We p a q h i q h e s h Prices. For
thing the miners are thankful for is
that it's the first thanksgiving iii Colorado that they have not been at the
mercy of a merciless, group of operators, and that the operators' unjust
tyranny is forever broken. The operators* reason for thanksgiving, is 'temporary—that of "the'strikers is permanent.     -■ ■■"'._        ■ • .
.The""district attorney's sherrif "in
Boulder county had his dignity offended a few days ago—the miners actually laughed, at, nim, ■ go he' promptly
threw forty-four" of-*them?in jaiL .We
haven't heard yet; whether'they are
charged with'; contempt - of court o*
only with common -picketing, and' suppose -we shall not find ouf what the
charge TeaJly^will be till ,the illustri-.
ous gentleman who 'no.w graces the office of district attorney/ has time to
drag the information. Any way, our
northern brethren (even if they do
have to -put up'with a sheriff that it's
dangerous to, eveu laugh at) do get
tried for minor 'offences In a real
court, whereas we, in. the south are
liable at any time to -be indicted for
murder, arson, sudden death and a
few other Items, and tried in a kangaroo court, ibut we don't grumble,
we cannot have everything, and "we
are making .progress. It's only since
this strike began that Las Animas and
Ruerfano -counties were included in
the United States even.
The,operators have had their innings in the Chase inquiry,and the
grand jury inquiries; the miners will
have1 theirs when the Congressional
inquiry starts in,' which will'be soon.'
Now that' will be one time tliat' operators will'hot be able, to get in evidence' like their fake pay rolls,' and
their lists of- offences'against the land
'which they say" were committed by
someone' else^ Then they will have to
tell-the committee "how they arranged
their figures' and just why they did' a
few-things of which ample has'been
obtained. During the inquiry you will
hear of some transactions having been
ipulled- off by men supposed to .be decent citizens which will"make President 'Huerta of Mexico look like thirty
cents..
When the inquiry is through, Tom
Tynan will have the chance of his life.
He will be up against the question of
attempting to reform some of, the
•most unreformable critters that .ever
happened; but he. will 'have every
chance of -making a good job cf it, for
several of them will have long terms.
*, The arrest of Louis Tikas, a Greek
organizer, by the military', is' another
piece of -folly'. Those who know Tikas know -weirthat he is a'J conservative, cool headed man, and that he has
done excellent work preserving order
even under the most provoking circumstances.. It; looks to many that
arresting such men is for the purpose
of stirring up trouble; it certainly Is
-Tint.   QTl *lt Karri TV t f rt —VLMn.Tr ah 4. i, __.-l-f -_-.._—
---v^-»**i.—Mru,.-Wiaiiu—vO—_>ixj. cilL—UUUUK5.   	
' The arrest of Secretary Doyle is-
much more readily understood. Anything that a prejudiced and unjust
mind cannot understand Is viewed
with suspicion, and the less they realize what it is the deeper the suspicion 'grows. Give anyone possessing such a mind the opportunity and'
you may expect any old thing to hap-"
pen. Doyle is absolutely honest and
sincere; anyone who knows him realizes this-; these qualities naturally
make people who do not have any con-
ceptlon of either of them suspicious
to a prejudiced degree, hence his arrest—<J. R, -B.
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Trend of Events
Economic Conditions In the West and
Future Probabilities
1, "Go Wost, young man; go West and
grow up with the country!" That
famous slogan' enunciated hy Horace
Greeley shortly aftor tho Civil War
•may have served Its'- purpose vory
woll up to within rocont years as safety valve to rollovo the pressure of tho
competitive struggle that began with
the Introduction of labor-saving machinery and the centralization of capital in tho Industrial centres ot tho
East half a uontury ago.
In Greeley's day thoro wns plenty of
froo or "dirt cheap" land opon to tho
occupancy of, any worlcor who was
ambitious tb make a homo for hlmflolf
and family and who hnd no doslro to
begin and ond kl» natural nxlatnuco as
a wago Blavo to HHsInt in piling up
lirimoiiso fortunes for corporation
magnntoH, who might use tlio wealth
and powor thus accumulated to koop
tho masses In subjection for gonnra-
Hoiih to como.
But now all tho froo and doslrablo
land Iiiih boon pro-omptad by tlio oar-
Hor Bottlers or groat syndicates, railway corporations lumber and mining
comblnoH, etc., and' tho thriving and
mitonprlHiiig oltloB nnd townn nro bolng overrun by Idle an.l nionoylflHH
working peoplo who not only find lt
practically ImpoBStblo to acaulro proporty, but thouBimdH oxporlonco groat
■difficulty In nocurJng BUfflclont om*
ploymont to koop body nnd bouI to-
gnthnr, ' \
The -oxnggorntod and lying olalmn
not fortli lu advertisements In lOastorn
and Tfluropimn newspapers by promol-
orB nnd publicity bureaus of tho nl-
Iflrrtir,   \\n\]nlllf"'*   fi-fl-lM-i-Hl)**,\l{r,*   l,\..'i.\   (■;
1st In tlm WflBt lmvfi attrnrstotl form of
tlioiiBimdH to thn l'atflflo Blope In tha
vain hopo of gaining rlche» or at least
a -ilncnt and 1*ndo|>cnd-cnt livelihood.
Tlio railway corporations antlco peoplo Wcfltward In ordor to Borurn ex-
f  t<        •   1 it* f* , «       « .
^■-W«^*.i*>   iv*»ifcfc»A|J1W»,t*b*fcl<>r*»   iMiV^i   <*•*»*>,   **t!4M*U
and mining speculators sound tho
prnlBos of ,tho "Golden West" for iho
piirpoHO of'dUponIng nf holding that
am usually highly Inflated and frequently absolutely worthless, the mino
owner* mako glowing promises bo thnt
thoy may ilooi th" Labor mark.11 with
unomplojrod and hungry mechanics
nnd Jnbiwr* and tlmn dnpr*f>aq Tv,ir»,>«i
nnd obtain workers nt their own price.
Without qnoatlon the Pacific co.itt
country has (-Ufordei! the big capital-
Istlo -buoc*no*rs excfJont opportunities to capture tho noMen fleece, and
will continue to be exploited for years
to como as an eldorado to which unsophisticated peoplo will bo lured
from the four corners bf tho earth and
robbed of thoir -possessions,
Thoso workingmen who aro not unbalanced -by tho capitalistic Instinct
to pile up a forttlno will hardly need
to bo warned to koop away-from the
West, but thoso who Imnglno that tho
acme of happlnoss and bliss can only
be acquired with a fat bank account
ought, to think long nnd'seriously beforo startling lownrd the Pacific -const,
Substantially ovory trndo Is overstocked with unemployed men, particularly In tho larger cities, which
flwnrm with beggars and "down and
outs" and Uiobo who aro on tho ragged
odgo of poverty. Itinerant workers
commonly known as "blanket stiffs,"
wandor thoir dreary way buok and
forth along railway' lines by the hundreds with liopoloBBitoBS nml' rlnspnlr
wrltton on thoir facos nnd counting It
a Htroko of good fortune If thoy »o-
euro a fow dnyn' work In a lodging
camp or at road building.
Whilo wngoH nro Rllghtly hlgliolr In
tho trndos In tho Rnat, tlio cost of
living Ib aUo proportionately hlglior,
nnd In many roBpoeta tho hoiiHok-oop-
Ing and working conditiona aro much
hotter ln this soctlon of tho country,
But tho worst la yot to como ln tho
Wost, Tho working pooplo of tho
wliolo Pacific ronst and tho Rocky
Mountain 8tnt«» aro agitated hy tho
throntonod economic turmoil that will
follow tho opening of tho Panama
Cnnnl noxt year,
HopoirtH hnvo heen rooolvod from
ICuropo that thousands of steamship
ngonts ln Italy, Austria, Orfipeo, Rub-.
I        -T*       1 1    , 1 -»•     t,
 1   **.!*.*.)  *i*.it  .i.ti <i»a*4k*i.ii -Oiii-vCto «4|u
•KoUt-nir tl<>lrot<v on i\\r, \rt*Ati\\rnon\ pb"n
for transportation direct to Pacific
ooiwt portB, nnd that tho foreigners
will emlxnito to Amorlca by tho lens
of thousands,
Thc atojimuhlp companies require a
vio«iiBv.ii»o Miimiisiranl 1.0 jiay ttunr
ngent n total or $84. Of thit amount
|20 Is chargod for transportation, $B
Ib tho commission of tho ntfent, ond
ISO Ib returned to the passenger boforo landing at the port of entry to
secure hix admission under the Imml-
grfttlon Uv,a and protect him a«alnftt
thtt ftcciiRation tf being a pauper lively to bf"*imc a public charge.
Tills mmi Influx of foreign labor If
being welcomed and encourage* br
tho capitalistic intorotts In the We*t
—4ha mine ownew, rallwift. manytac-
turn*, fruit raiser*, ranchmen, oil and
sugar refineries and othor Big Business interests,
Perhaps thero aro somo theorists
and academic philosophers, who stand
ready to provo upon tho authority of
tnls or that economist that restriction
of immigration Is unjust and unscientific, who will loudly condemn tho
demands of tho Western workers thnt
thoy bo proloctod against this Impend-
Ing unfair competition, but it so hop-
.pons that thoso wise persons aro outside of tho ranks of labor and aro seldom compelled to fight for jobs and
to maintain a decont standard of working conditions, Thoy havo.no practical knowledge of tho problem thoy
sagely discuss,
If tho government ownod tho land
thin Is hold out of use, llkowteo the
mines, railways and manufactories, so
that provision could bo *mndo to glvo
all workorH who flock to our shores
tlio opportunity to ongngo ln productive labor to sustain th©mnolvoB, or
If tho nowcomorB woro nt least organized nnd would ngreo to maintain fuir
wage standards under tho prosont system, thoro might bo Borne good reason
for tho alleged loaders of thought to
objoot to tho growing demand for tho
further restriction of Immigration,
nut no Biieh conditions oxlat. Tho
Wost Ib as thoroughly-monopolized as
tho Kaat, and tho working people who
will pour Into this country In ovor-ln-
oronslng numbers from Southern and
lOnstorn Europo nre Ignoropt of American customs, utterly unorganised and
demoralized and aro bound to undor-
mino tho prosont wago scalos nnd
othor conditiona of labor.
Truo, neither tho Wilson admlnlstra.
""» ut ■*-»"•>  ui-uui viOrttl vl VrtpllttHHUC
pMltHn-nc nt Wnvhlnslon jjxi- JJUlj'
to mako any serious effort to solve
this Immediate problem, end labor will
bo left alono to fight Its own battles,
aa uwal,
•So for tho present tho workers hero
111 iim fthu nnn Miaa]* Wt-ot will do
well to remain away from the Pacific
coast sections unless thoy possess
corafortablo sums of monoy to sustain
themselves If they should contract the
wanderlust.
As for tho threatened foreign lnvn-
alca, thevts l» no »ltut aajwii-ero that
the achomoe of the plutocratic con-
sptr&tora can. or win bu eUcmavuiUml.
Tho Immigration question is bound- to
remain a more or less Intensified prilb-
lem so long as the capitalistic systota
of wagfriabor snd profit-grabbing la
exploited.
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„ :Rev.;;b,jM.'ip^iey, B.;:A;, .of.Pernie;
-. gave his lecture on. China in" the Meth-
- odist. Chiinch, -on"Tuesday .evening,
■ 'Dec. 10, to a good Irouse.^ He showed
;. *h}s; intimate acquaintance /with coridi-
, .tions that obtain in,the great new re-
. \ public and his .100 new limelights are
-'»> very;firie.'v<Mr;,-Perley's.visit was'very
■-■. much appreciated.
.'■■The//annual v. entertainment    and
..Christmas tree will be given by the
Methodist' Sunday School on the even-"
ing pf Tuesday,' Dec. 23.  A good time
■" 4s assured. •   '   • . o       ,
/ '"Two-of .,our'. local , nimrods,-. Billy
-Branch ahd. Jack• Ferguson, arrived
. hack in" "camp' last- week end after-a
>, veryex-citlng'time spent in the vicinity
- of Olson., A fire started in the shack'
- woke them up to discover all their
provisions alight/thus leaving them
-without food for , two days. They
never once saw anything'to slioot at
until *he day they were returning
home; when all. kinds of deer were to
be seen. Rather too -bad, boys, Anyhow, - better luck next time. ■
The Rev. Dr. Ferguson, of Calgary'
, occupied the pulpit at -the Presbyterian Church on Sunday evening last.
He also administered communion during the afternoon.        *
.The stork has •been'- in ..evidence
around the camp this, week, having
■heen seen inthe vicinity of the team
road on._, Saturday. Eventually he
alighted oh the home of Mr. and Airs.
James Stewart, leaving a fine aoo.
Mother and "child doing well.    Keep
'smiling:;.Jim, and then'some!
^.Tbe-.gyfmnasium^an connection with
thq Club>yill be open onlTuesdayaiid
Fridayi evenings, between the hours^of
6 and 7 ^o'clock, forthVcohvenieh-ce of
memberV" sons' from'the age bfl.2 to
18. years.^- 'Entering by ,tke>. Sl'de door"
andUeavihg.same'wayi, ■■<* •' AA *•■■ •.
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/".Tuesday-being ah idle^day^was spent
in-' various} ways toy" the -* 'residents,
sleigh >riding being greatly indulged iii.
OoriU forget Dec. 22, the night of the
big concert;ln .town,and presentation
of "heading'^ prizes. A capital .program
is .belng.arrangpd. .sWatch for'bills and
program:-//- ;., ■■ -Ap   .*:.-, 7* /   /
■We take-.this.'opportunity of wishing"" bbn -voyage -to Jim Steele;, who
leaves here' Saturday en route for the
Old Country. ' Rumor has it- there is to
be a wedding.. Is that' so? it "was
ever thus!/  '.       . •' .'    .-''      ■*.   -
■Venison'is all the'rage on Riverside
Avenue this'week,' owing to the prowess of some of our local nimrods. That
was certainly,, a fine specimen* you
brought, £lf.
We would* advise the sliiveree'band
to watch a certain house In" the Morrissey Cottages as an important event
is to.take place on Wednesday next.
Nuff sed,
. Strains of music have emanated
from a 'certain house on Riverside
Avenue since the arrival of the new
piano!        ■ ,..'"'
•An accident, necessitating his removal tp hospital, befel W. B. Phillips
while following his employment in 1
North mine, on Wednesday morning,
a bruised ■back being the injury received through a fall of coal. - "
. Mrs. Ed/Bridge and'.daughter, .of
Bellevue, are the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. J. Worthington for a few days
prior to, going on the ranch.
Our local "Paderewski"1 Charlie is
others,  on
was
! quite busy these days between'furni-
■\ I****** i.*X   A   A.    • ' J1*1""5 uu»y xnese cays Detween-iurni-
th^fJXlf,Td 'V" feW days' tur8 raov,n& and tea«hln& PUP"*- Go<^
thor-stork'-visited,   on Tuesday,   the
fcomeof Mr. and Mrs. T. France, Ooy-
, ote St., leaving a son.' All doing well
Tom still'smiling/,    .       , •'
• Mrs. .^William Wheeler/arrived back
in camp after a vacation' spent with
her .people in the homeland. No place
llko Coal Creek; eh?
Band Concert at Coal-Creek
,. ^The FernieCoal Creek Band '-held
their concert in the Club Hall on
Wednesday evening, as advertised, before a moderate attendance.    Owing
:.to the non-appearance of .some of the
, artistes, lthe program had ito be rearranged. The hand rendered "selections, the following artistes rendering
vooal and oratorial pieces in ■ the following order: Song, "Sands of the de-
sert,"- Mr. J. McMillan;, song, "Goodbye, sweetheart," D. Oliver; song
"Wild   ■Woodbines,"    encore," "Must
, you,", R. Billsborough; „ dramatic ■ recital, "How, ©111 Adams won' the battle-of Waterloo," Mr. J. Fin'dlayson;
.song, "How are;you."„encore, "Round
- -*jC^ijs pub ?oa 'jCssois'-n ej^ui oi 'joti
.there every. night,'1 W. R, Puckey"
song, Mrs. 'Percy; recital, "The gramaphone of Ford-du-Iac," Jesse Baugh;
J. McMillan, R. Billsborough, D. Oliver
JW..R Puckey, J. Baugh, also cpntrib'
*-- -further'Ttems ""    "
to the .program'.
Accompanist, lir. C. Percy. Tlie com-
mlttee of the band desire , to ~ thank
the artistes, for their services, the
board of management of the Club for
the use of. the hall, and the people
fpr the respond they made to their
appeal for aid, and the company for
permission to use the trains.
for you, Charlie
The dancing class took advantage
of the idle day dn Tuesday and held
a dance in the evening, which'was
well attended. .-.'.'■.•
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•We are asked to record that, the sum
of $30.50 has*been forwarded to Mrs-.
Thomas Gibson,, Whitehaven, from a
fe^y Cumbrians and others.** Enquirers
in regard to this apply Wm. Branch.
- Voting on - the election of checkweighman ahd District officers took
place in Club Hall on Tuesday. The
voting on Secretary-Treasurer for
Coal Creek being as follows: Carter,
98; iFrance,. Ill; Hyslop,■ 28; Fernie
and Coal Creek: Carter, 468; France,
309; Hyslop; 120.
•Mrs, James Rodgers' left camp on
Tuesday evening en route for her old
home in Wiltshire, England. Jimmy
is now singing the "Bachers" lullaby."
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♦ BEAVER MINES NOTES       ♦
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After being Idle for a- month, work
was again resumed 'at the mine on
Monday, and although the number of
men that can be employed regularly
at .present will fall short, of that formerly, employed, yet the restarting of
the t mine was hailed as a God-send
to most of the inhabitants of Beaver.
Most of the miners loft the camp
when operations ceased, but -many of
them, failed/to find-purchasers for
their labor powerrand- returned, whilst
tt
Combination No. 1
5.50
1 quart.Peter Dawion'a Scotch
1 quart Hennessy 3-ntar Brandy
1 quart Very Old Madeira Wine
Combination No. 3
5.25
1   large   bottle   Burke't   Irish
Whltkey
1 large bottle Geneva Qln
i bottle aealed Rye
Combination No. 5
4.50
1 bottle Qerdon'a Dry Qln
1 bottle Chlantl Wine
1 bottle Vin 8t. Michel
Combination No. 2
5.00
1 quart Jamaica Rum
1 quart Monopol Brandy Med'l
Reierve
1 quart Invalid Port Wine
Combination No. 4
5.00
1   bottle  Anlietto  "Orlzard  &
Rogere"   ,
1 bottle Blackberry Brandy
2 bottles Parnny Sparkling Wine
Combination No. 6
5.00
Box of (60) Choice Clgare
1   bottle   unfermented   Grape
Juice
Remember the are only suggestions. We carry a very complete stock
of Imported and native liquors, wines and cigars, and can make up
any Iota desired. • Malt Orders promptly and carefully attended to.
Agents for the Famous
Fernie-Fort Steele Rrawary
Mutz's Extra Beer
hearing th-at work „ao
apout to be resumed, hastened home,
with the result that on'Monday morning there .were' more" men offering
their services than? the management
could place. • Siiic,e"then men keep
streaming into the'-camp from--aii
parts, but of cburse;bld-hands got
preference, .whilst strangers had uUe;
turned down for the time being. ; The
management, however, entertain high
hopes that, one or more large o'rdera
will come here in the near future.-,.If
so,.readers of .Beaver nbtes will-W
made wise at the earliest, opportunity.
About 2 o'clock on Friday morning
a big, blaze was seen to be issuing
from- the Italian provision store, belonging to Aeillo Bros.,- near the creek
in the hollow opposite the lamp cabin.
So. far the cause of the fire appears
to be a mystery. .One of the brothers,
known as Mike,Aeillo, was recently
employed as ,a miner here, and he,'
f>vith his wife and family, occupied
the i dwelling house connected with
the store, and it was hero that the fire
originated. The other brother lived
in the house about, 40 feet east of the
store. From .what we can learn, at
the .time the fire occurred Mike was
from home,on a hunting expedition,
ami as the whole building was soon
enveloped In flames. , Mrs. Aeillo and
the children, who wero sleeping at
the 'time of the outbreak, were rescued at great personal risks, as the
children had to ibe carried through
the flames to a place of safety. As a
strong wind was .blowing at the time
in the direction of the house occupied
by S. Aeillo and family, that structure
was, quickly in flames and, needless
to say, the contents of the store and
both dwelling houses were completely
consumed. The store was becoming
very popular in this district, as the
brothers carried a very large stock
ofvprovisions; in fact,there were few
articles in their line that they could
not supply, and as their, prices were
always 15 or 20 per cent cheaper than
either' of the other, stores in the town,
they were fast building, up, a good connection and doing a large trade. Of
course the,other store keepers are
now wearing the. smile ■ that won't
come off. The damage caused by the
fire is estimated,at $3,000,. which is
partly covered by insurance.
The election of District officers took
place on Tuesday:*as arranged,- but
owing .to the .mine being idle the .poll
was a very light one. Wm. Davies
was electeid- by the Local to act as
neutral-scrutineer and'the 23 members
who received their votes divided them
as follows: For .Secretary-Treasurer,
Carter 16 votes, France 2, Hyslop 5;
Sub^District No. 2 - Board Member,
Burke 17 votes, Haysom 4, Pounder 2.
Several old members, who were anxious to record votes were found to be
in 'bad standing.,    • ,, ,
;   COMMUNICATIONS
'(The Editor,.-is not responsible for
opinionsexpressed by correspondents)
JHE TRUTH.ABOUT THE Y.M.c!a5
PAGE ELEVEN
; The lady members of the Presbyterian Church, Beaver .Mines, held a
bazaar' in the new. Church inlaid of
the Church', funds on Tuesday, the
&th, and considering that'the mine
^Mjflis,-SoJong,_the^iazaar-was4.weII-
patronized. Mrs. and "the Rev. "Hamilton were present, whilst Mr, Norman
Morrison was busily engaged during
the afternoon making, himself generally useful. Besides all kinds of useful
and ornamental goods which were on
sale, an excellent supper was also
provided by. the ladies and very mucih
enjoyeid. After supper,' which was
over at 7 p.m., the floor was occupied
by the children, who had a rare old
time playing all' tho games which ju-
venlles love to Indulge In. The proceeds of the bazaar totalled over $90,
which wa? very creditable considering
the'state of affairs here 'lately,
HOW TO AVOID COLD
WEATHER DISEASES
To prevent cold weather diseases,
put your body Into a proper healthy
condition to successfully'raslfct them.
Colds, grippe, bronchitis, pneumonia,
catarrh, typhoid ' fever, < rheumatism
and other ailments may bo escaped ,in
tiiosL cases, If this Is dono. Build up
health and strength—your nerves and
blood and entlro body—Into such
Bhapo thut you can count on good
health all during tho winter months—
by taking Uo^all OHvo Oil Emulsion,
tho Idoal blood, nerve and .body builder.
This Is a romarkablo medicine, hut
a commoii-sonso ono, It doesn't stimulate, So-cnllod "tonics" that stimulate give you no permanont relief; but
leave you worBo off than bofore. Hox-
all Olive Oil Hmnlslon contains none
of tlioso harmful, stimulating ingrodl-
onts, such ns alcohol and dangerous
and hahlt-formliiB drugs. Iu «roat,
hoijcflt to you Ib through Its roal
norve and blood and body&ulldliig
effecth. It nourishes, .builds, strength-
ens. Ub merit does nol rest on making you fool bettor for a fow minutes
at a tlmo aftor taking It, hut on mak-
Ing you fool better as a result of making you woll.
Hoxall Ollvo Oil ISioulslon is the
Idoal blood nnd nerve-food tonic, You
wlio'n,yo weak and run-down, nnd you
who nro apparently woll now, but aro
liable to Buffer from various oold woa-
ther ailments, u*r» Rexall Ollvo Oil
Mmiilaloii to get and keep well and
strong. For tho tlred-out, run-down,
nervrfus, -fmnelateil or debilitated—
tlm couvaleBcliiB-growliui chlldrim—
fiffnd .people—it Ih n soiihUiIo nlil'to re-
newoil atrongth, bettor aplrlU, glow-
To-,the Editor,
District Ledger.
Dear Sir:^^. "*        .     -
, An. interesting thing about last
week*s 'article |rom the Senator on
fhe Y. M. C.; A.".-was its .ingenious distorting _oMhe facts to harmonize with
a prejudiced ..point of view. If one contrasts it^with a quotation from a letter written-to a Y, M. C. A. secretary
recently by the manager of an eighteen million- dollar corporation, he
may see another side if he keep both
optics open.
."I, have been much "dissatisfied,"
the letter reads, "with the-Y. M. c. A.
ever since seventy-four men walked
put of camp No.. 1 on the fifth day of
June. „ This.is the most men that have
walked out of any cam;> in, the country. ' In our 'camp No. 2, where there
is no Y. M. C. A., not a man walked
out."        ' N ,
This speaks for itself. The Associa-
tion has proved itself to be the ally
of the worker and the foeJ to class
privilege.,, The Senator's oddly artificial account of the origin of the organization is still farther from tho facts.
The church at first was very distrustful of the new body and'manifested
an open hostility, because a lot of the
professional "good men" saw in It an
enemy, not a' vestibule built on the
church. That lt offered a career to
the easy-getters is a strange perversion of truth in view of the fact that
for years after Getfrge Williams founded It, there were no paid secretaries
at all. 'Only when the Association'
grew as complex in usefulness to all
ranks of society as It is today, did it
demand the services of ♦specially trained leaders who gave their -whole time
to lit at-half the wages.they could have
earned at any other sort of work.
This leadsto the question "Is there
any truth in the Senator's vague generalities regarding the 'brother' who
lives easily at the expense of those
who toll?" .When we look at' statistics
we see that those-professionally employed by religious organizations" are
paid a lower wage than, any other class
of men with - similar education and
ability. That although times are im-
■proving in this respect and these employes are' better paid, the number of
applicants for these .positions decreases in direct proportion to the increase of workers. If easy living be the
•halt, why does it not attract? There
is nowadays no lack of candidates for
the Far North or Far Southern missions in frozen Arctics or. fever stricken tropics. Why? Simply because
the Spirit of the Man of Nazareth still
lives and energizes those whose Gospel is that of work and not the utterance of worn-out platitudes.
Yours, etc.,1.
' ' N •    D.- M. .'PERLEY.
From the
r   Island
MR. K. A. ACKLA-ND ATTEMPTS
TO OPEN.UP/iJEGOTIATIONS AT
NANAIMO DURING HIS VISIT.'
CHECKERS—RESTRICTED "_
OPENINGS
Editor, District Ledger.   '
Sir,—I notice a letter from Mr. J. F.
Thompson,. Edmonton (recently of
Bellevue), with a second challenge at
checkers. iNow, sir, lt is out of respect I, reply to 'Mr.-Thompson's letter, ,after he uses my name.
In the first .place, why did Mr.
Thompson not play* me here before
he went away? He had every chance
to play eight or ten games'' straight
off. He cannot put up any bluff to a
player who knows the game, about repeating games. I will defy Mr..Thompson to repeat games with me If I don't
want them. It ought to be the same
•with him if he doesn't want them.
Now this Is plain,talk; Twant nothing else but business. When Mr.
Thompson compares our efforts ■'with
auch renowned players as tho "Herd
Laddie," R, Martin, W. Gardner, etc,,
lt makes ono smile.1 Mr* Thompson
knows qulto well ho doesn't.Intend to
play. And one thing wiro, I, don't Intend to go to Edmonton to play. Where
does lt como In? Only he evidently
wants liis name clnsaod beforo tho people as a checker player. Thnt, ho may
he one t won't (Uniuite. A chnllengo
camo to me from Mr. Thompson at a
tlmo I could not accept, owing to certain circumstances. Checkers Is a
game of skill and not gambling. Fur-
thor I ,plny for tho sport nnd ploasuro
of the gamo.
However, I am prepared to meet Mr.
Thompson or any othor player In District 18, any reasonable time within
ono month or within two wooka aftor
Blgnlhg articles to*piny eight or ton
gamoB straight off; or I will concede
Mr. Thompson what ho wnntod here,
the twoimbvo opening, or wo will
draw tho 2(1 standard spoiling, match
to ho played In Ilollovuo. Purse can
bo fixed at what Mr, Thompson wants.
This letter cIobcii tho mnttor ho far
as I am concerned.
I am, yourg truly,
HOWARD I1RADLWY.
Ilollovuo, Alta,
Frank Wine & Spirit Go.
Rfmll Ollvo Oil r.TnuWrni Vlii-j <,
tho colehratnd Iloxal! HemodtPB-lg
for Iroedom from alckneaa of you and
3 our family. You'll ho aa onthn«la»tio
about It an wo aro when you havo
noted Its pleaaant tanto, Itt gtr-cngth-
■vu.*.***-*,, •.t-u-ttij-Ai.iuA, itmuimig-up, -di-
•eaio-prorentlnK effocu. if u does
not help you, your money will ba given
haok to you without argument. Sold
In thin community only at our atore—
Th» Rexall Storo—one ol more than
7,000 leading drag wtorea In tha United
Statw, Caaft'Ia ami artav iwiuiii.—
JJ. B. Suddaby. Victoria Avo., Pernio,
Ab Infamous ami dnutimlly n« wur
the Harry Orchard coiiHpIrncy It j«
now being ropnatod on thn unmn blond.
atMne-d aoll of Colorndo. Not KatlK-
fled with tliolr brutal and lawless
rule of tho Colorado conl fleldM. the
mino ownor* nro now determined to
hnng Innocpnt men bernino they preferred to *ervo their follow worker*
rather thnn to feed nt tho mnflftors'
crib. TTUtory Ib repenting Itaolf.1' A
mino gunrd In found murdered. A
man confesHOH that ho did tho killing
fl-nrt thtt tin ivio i-mM it* ilr. tt *.,. ..i..i>.
Jlendnra. So did Orchard ron ton*. Tw-
mmhutely follow* wholfunlo arrant*
and cadlcRs distortion of the truth In
iho irapHalH* pr«t«, Ja»t &« cc-curr^-d
In tho grcnt MoyerHoywood conspiracy,
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In accord with the desire of Loc-j.1
2155 of the U. M. W. of A., and at the
earliest opportunity, we here present
to the publicthe nature.and extent of
the work accomplished by Mr. K. A.
Ackland, deputy minister of labor, with
d .view to opening up of negotiations
with the W. K. Company for a settlement of the present dispute.'  Upon
the 12th ■ of November Mr. Ackland
stepped into the offices of the U. M.
W. of A.  in  the Gibson block,  and
there met some of the officials of the
union, and talked freely with the men
on   various   matters   respecting -the
present trouble.   He expressed a desire to hold conference with the men
affected, for the purpose of gaining
some  desirable   Information relating
thereto, and wus informed to do that
properly it would be better to have the
executive board meet him.   This"-was
immediately accepted by him, and the
conference between him and the committee was arranged for the following
day, the 13th ult.   This enabled the
■minister and the men to discuss matters relative to the question of open-
ing up,negotiations with the Western
Fuel Company, and as his request on
leaving the committee the minister
was informed that the men would consider the matter carefully and then
let him know the'decision arrived at.
The men sent a delegation to see Mr.
Ackland from this meeting to inform
him they had decided at his request
to meet Mr. Stockett, the manager of
the Western Fuel Company, with a
committee of his former employees, if
he could so arrange.
The executive again met Mr. Ackland on the 15th ult. and to the committee bn this occasion was submitted
the following reply of Mr. L. Stockett
to the proposal made by the men
through .Mr. ■ Ackland,, which was
"That -Mr. Stockett was willing to
meet a committee composed of three
employees , presently ' at work below
ground, and three ot his ex-employees." ' After careful consideration of
this proposal from the management,
a subcommittee' was appointed to
draw ,iip a.suitable reply and after the
same was adopted .by the full executive'it was despatched through Mr.
Ackland to Mr. L. Stockett, the reply
being as follows:
'  .        Nanaimo, B. C.'Nov. 15, 1913.
Mr. *F. A. Ackland,
Deputy-Minister of Labor.
Dear Sir,—We very muph regret'our
inability, to agree io the proposition
!SE(aE,a,aEfa™0^
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Our Prices are Right
Compare them with any catalog; you will find you
can save money, by buying at  Liphardt's, beside
having the assurauce that if anything goes wrow
we are here to makeit right.
. 7 Jewel Waltham Men's size in nickel case      • $550
■tl . ! ^a!ti]am M?n's 8ize ln 20 y«ar sold filled case ^SO
i& Jewe Wa tham Men's size in 20 year gold filled case $9.85
17 Jewel Waltham Men's size in 20 year gold filled case $11.50
7 Jewel Waltham Ladles' size in 25 year case '.' $12.00
is Jewel A. C. Liphardt movement  Ladies' size In 25
year case        $14 00
17 Jewel A. C. Liphardt movement' Ladles'"size   In"25
year case  ;  $16 00
17 Jewel A. C. Liphardt   movement  In "solid  gold"Hk
case  *24 00
Bracelet Watches in gold filled cases from ...."lO.OO to $12.00
Bracelet Watches in Solid Gold cases from ... $25.00 to $35.00
A. C. LIPHARDT
I ' • JEWELLER and OPTICIAN
submitted by the management of che
Western Fuel Company through' you
to us, as the men working for the
Company now and we are apparently
of very diverse opinions,, on some
points. We do not think it would
serve any .good purpose to agree to a
joint representation. Further, we do
not think that the top hands should
be represented at any conference that
may be held or in any settlement that
may be agreed to. Therefore we beg
leave to submit. through you, to the
management for their consideration
the following proposition, viz., "That a
committee of five men be chosen without restriction from the former employees of the company to meet the
management, to discuss all questions
at issue,'and arrange, a basis of settlement that may .be as nearly as possible mutually satisfactory to the men
and the company."
Signed for the committee,
W. WATSON. Secretary.
On the 18th of November, a delega-"
tion0 waited upon Mr. Ackland, and*
was Informed that he had no further
reply from Mr. Stockett and advised
the dele'gation that he may be In the
district for some time, also that he
would be willing further to respond at
any time to any further effort that
may be made by the company or the
men for a continuance of the negotiations.
■ 1N0 further reply has been*- received
to date from Mr. Stockett to offer
made by the committee as mentioned
previously, therefore we take this method to allow the public to know the
exact truth of what has been done and
the nature bf the attempt* that was
made at the request of .Mr. Ackland
looking to the opening up of negotia--
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Best Always
Pictures Changed Daily
Special For Saturday Matinee and Evening
"The Oath of Conchita"
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Conchlta takes the oath of vengeance against the companion of her childhood days.   Fate Intervenes
•, and her handi remain clean.
The Paper Doll - Cooking for Trouble - Ronnie of the Hills
Crystal Comedy
Solax Comedy
E8sanay Drama
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SPECIAL MONDAY
The Great Aerial Disaster
3 REELS and 90 8CENE8
An International success staged ond enacted,by the original dlrootom and artlsta or tlio famous Kail ol
Troy
Her Mother's Song ■ Frontier Twins Heroism
Imp, Drama'
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Admission
ONE  NIGHT  ONLY
Children I5c      -
Adults 25c
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Tf Selecting Suitable Christinas Gifts is causing\)you any worry "THE BIG STORE" will help you to solve, the- problem. Hundreds of useful ■;
and inueh appreciated gifts are.on display.     Tisit the stcre this; week while stocks are at their;best, you Willfind shopping%easy and.pleasant.'"
Parents are invited to bring their children to visit our Toyland oh.■"second floor, and see the wonderful collection of^ll that is-new iii Toydbm^
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A Few Good Gift Suggestions'For Christmas'" ( Men'sBoot and Shoe
GIFTS FOR FATHER
There is nothing more appreciated by Father
than a good warm pair of Mocha Gloves. They are
within the reach oi' everyone's purse. Priced from
75c to$3.50 per pair.   Put up in boxes for mailing.
Men's Fine Pure Wool Cashmere Sox, with splic-
ed'heels and toes, Black only.   Boxed for mailing,
at BOc pair. ' ,    ^   .
Men's Fine Silk Suspenders, in fancy gilt boxes,
assorted colors and trimmings. Priced at $1,00 to
$2.00 pair.
Men's Fine' Wool Mitts, made- by Dr.. Jaeger
Woollen Co., will make Father happy, the warmest
hand covering yet made.   Price $1.00 pair.
GIFTS FOR BROTHER '   '
Every man or boy will appreciate one of our Silk .
Mufflers, in plain color or striped, with heavy silk
fringed ends. , Priced from. $1.50 to $3.50 each.
'■' Wool Mufflers in separate boxes al 50c, 65c, 85c
to $1.50. *
Armbands, in fancy boxes; suitable for gifts, at
35c, 50c and 65c.
Brace Sets, put up in fancy boxes,' composed of
Braces, Armbands and Garters. Priced, at $1.00,
$1.25 to $2.25. .   '
Garters in fancy box.   Special at 35c box.
New Imported Silk and Velvet Ties, put up in
fancy boxes.   The very latest.   75c.
' Big range of hew designs in Derby Ties at 50c, v
75c, $1.00 and $1.50 each.
c,    SEASONABLE BAGGAGE
It will pay you to inspect our Trunks and Bags
before purchasing your.travelling outfit. Genuine
Fibre Trunks, the strongest box; made. $25.00 to
$45.00.    ,■;"..        .7.
Sreamer"""Tr^ks~in~fibT¥^aM~ciiiTvas—covered-
style.   All sizes.   Priced at $5.00 to $25.00. '
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sea lion, leather lined and brass trimmed; Priced
from $5.50 to $35.00.
Fitted Club Bags for ladies or gentlemen, best
sea lion bag, leather lined with best quality fittings, at $15.00, $20.00, $25.00 and $35.00.
Suit cases in best cow hide, leather lined, at,$7.50
to $25.00.
Suit cases in imitation leather, sit $2.25 to $5.00.
These lines make ideal'Christinas presents.'
GENERAL GIFT SUGGESTIONS
Safety Razors are always useful and wanted presents.   Buy husband a good razor.
Gillette Razors, in nickle, gold or. gun metal
cases, at $5.00 to $6.50 each, including blades, soap
and brush. 1 -' , 'y
Holmac Razors, in leather case, at $3.50 to $4.50.
Union Razors at $3.00 to $3.50, in leather case." -
Gem Razors, complete with blades-in leatherette
case,,$1.00. ,-.  • '
Try an Auto Strope Razor, the most complete and
practical safety razor ever put-on the market. Price
$4.50.     •
Ordinary Razors, in best makes, from - $1.00 to
$2.50 each. . "
Everyone likes to get something useful as '"a
Xmas gift. What is more useful than a good
watch? Our Trites-Wood Special Gold Watch at
$15.00 cannot be beat. It is a 15 jewel movement
with a 20 year case, and is fully guaranteed1 by
us.   Only $15.00. ,.  , „
■■ Cuff Buttons, 50c to $3.00 .pair.
.   Tie Pins, 50c to $7.50 each. •
.Watch Chains, $1.50 to $10.00 each.    "
Lockets in Gold at $2.50 to $6.50.
-   ..   Chains ih Gold' at 75c to $3.00.
Fobs, assorted, at 75c to $5.00 each.
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,- Pocket KnivesJ in; best quality, arc-here in
great variety from, wood, handles to. best
mother-of-pearl.   .This ■ will^make --a' nice
"present77Pf icW"at"25c"to'$21)0~each.-,;,", -
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of all kinds--Boys', Men's, Girls' and Ladies'. See
our big display. Priced from 50c each to $12.00
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IF YOU ONLY HAVE $15.00
To spend on an Overcoat, come and see our $15
range. It is a winner.. You will- find Imported
Tweeds in 20 different' patterns, made with convertible collars, lined with best Italian linings.,.
These Coats are heavy and warm and come in
Greys, Fawns and Heather mixture and Brown and
Grey diagonals. This is positively the best Overcoat valhe ever--shown in Fernie.   Price $15.00, -
HANDKERCHIEFS •'* "
This is always a popular seller at Xmas time." ,
Silk, Linen, Cambric or Excelda.    Our stocky is
immense in all- these1 lines.
Plain lines at 25c,' 35c, 40c,' 50c and 65c. each* .-.
Linen Initialed, in boxes of six,'special at $2.00
box."  '   .■'.„-•'... , ' .; '
Plain.Hemstitched Silk, 50c, 65c and $1.00 each.
Initialed Silk, 50c each. . , ' '    „
Souvenir Silk' Handkerchiefs, 35c and 50c.
-White Silk with colored border at 50c each.
AVhite Cambric Henstitched, at 5c, 10c 'and 15c
each. ■        !'       X-. ■:X ■      '■•-..-
. Excelda Handkerchiefs, extra fine and large
with cokired border or plain white, at 15c or two
for 25c.      .     ; ' ,   . \      - ■   '.    ',':
: MEN'S UMBRELLAS
■ "Men's Umbrellas make a very useful and accept- '
able gift. We have them at $1.00, $i;50,$2.00, $2.50
and up to $5.00. ,  "• -    _   .     y
Have"a look at these; they will please you..'.*-•
MEN'S SMOKING JACKETS, AND GLOVES
We :carry the celebrated Jaeger Jackets and,
- Gowns,' There are none finer made.   Jackets from
~$8.00~to^$20.00.=Gowns-from:$15.004o425.00.+See-
these; they are the finest ever.     - r--
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'   Men 's Fancy Leather House Slippers, in several .
different styles and-colors, ranging in pi-ices from
$1.50 to $3.00.; • ; '   ' , « -     ' '
Men's Black"and.Prown Pullman Slippers,*-elastic sides.   Prides $2.50 and'$3.00.
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-Meit's Carpet'and-Felt'.Slipper's in different colors and qualities.- Ranging in prices from 35c to
$2.00'. .  ;;".;'7,:yy,,...;•    . ■■:
Men's Jaegar Slippers in ..three different,styles.
Prices,$1.75, $2.00"and $2.25. ■     ,
Men's Indian Moccasins, with fancy toes, fur and
wool lined.  Prices $1.75to $3.00. ■'
Men's Hockey Shoes, in Black, and Brown, lightning'hitch style.- Prices from $3.50 to $5.00.'
Men's Hockey Skates, ranging in prices from 85c
to $6.00.     -',.;        .■ '-■;"_■ '      ■
Men's-Snow,Shoes, plain and-fancy in several
different sizes. '; Prices from'$3.50 to $7.00;
Men's Travelling Slippers, made in fine brown
kid leathers, put up in a leather, pocket.   Price
$3.00. ■ -'■    . ■-■ v'-Vi-   'v-; . ■
These are only,.a few of many suggestions' we
have to offer you.. Visit the-Shoe Department and.
■Jsee,for yourself the many,,useful and, serviceable.
Xmas gifts.     . y   -'    .   - ,"
Ladies Trimmed
Hats - $3.75
• This is tho, last call for Trimmed Hats at the
price. Now is your opportunity to buy a. $5.00 to
$6.50 Hat at $3.75 each.
Cashmere Waists
LADIES' CASHMERE FINISH WAISTS 90c
Made with high neck and long sleeves and front
fastening. There are light and dark colors ancl
every Waist is worth $1.50, Saturday Special, each
90c.
Our Christinua line of Silk, Chiffon, Crepe and
Net Waists is larger and better than ever. The
new color combinations nre decidedly smnrl. If it
is to he a Silk Waist call and inspect this line.
Silk Waists from $4,00 to $12.50.
Umbrellas
LADIES' GOLD AND SILVER HANDLE
UMBRELLAS-$8.50 $10.00 and $12.50
Silk eovorcd UmbrellaH with beautiful carved
handles in Kilver and gold finish, firmly and neatly
with Ntmight handles, some inlaid with penrl. Priced specially for tlio holidays nt $8.50, $10,00 and
$12.50
Wo are showing some excellent vnluos in Toilet
SotH, Manicure Sets, Dreiser Sot», Comb nnd Brush
Sols nnd Military Sols; each hcL gun nm Iced to bo
iih roproHcnlfid. Wc carry them in the Ivory, Ebony,
Gold nnd Silver finish.
Toilet Sets from $2.75 lo $16.80.
Manicure Sots from $1.50 to $10,00,,
Comb nnd Brush Sets from $3.00 to $0,00.     ..
Military Sets from $1.60 to $6.50,
Pearl Writing Sets, $3.00 to $4,50,
Sewing Sols, $6-00 to $8,00.
Picturn Frames.'Gilt, or Ivory, 25o to $2.00,
BniHR Smoking Sots from $3.00 to $15.00.
Gilt Jewel Boxen trom $1.00 to $3.00.
Wo hnvo Niii tnblo giftH for nil ngou in many dlfforont linen nt from 25c to $10.00.
Visit our Dry Goods Dopnrtmont. Yon will find •
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iniiko iifcf-ptable gifts. '/
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Silk Hose are always acceptable for Christmas-
gifts. Our lines of Silk-Hose are'"exceptionally,
good. AVe have every! wanted color in pure silk
and silk, boot length, with lisle heel, toe and top.
Every pair boxed neatly in a holiday box at from
75c to $1.75 por pair.
GIVE HER GLOVES
AVhelhor it is Kid Gloves, Fur Lined Gloves, Silk
Lined Gloves or Wool Lined Gloves, wo have them
in all sizes and qualities.   They aro all well sewn
and finished.   Priced from $1.00 to $8,00 per pair.
LADIES' NECKWEAR
AVo havo just received a shipment of all tho newest designs in Ladies' Neckwear. Wc havo everything from tho dainty littlo flower bow to the coat
sots.   All priced specially at from 25c to $3,50.
Headquarters
For Toys
Ladies' Boot & Shoe
Department
.   LIKELY XMAS GIFTS IN THE SHOE
DEPARTMENT
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varioty is grontor. Wo havo nil tho now ideas in
moohnnicnl iir woll m novolty toyx. Thoro nro toys
for nil ngos of ohlldron, nlno toyH to amuso the older
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Ladies' High Top Folt Romeo Slippers, fur trim-
mod, with lonlhor hoIo and medium and high heols.
Hanging in prices from $1,50 to $2,50,
Ladies' AU Felt Slippers, fur trimmed, in Brown >
and Black.  Prieo $1,25.
Ladies' Bedroom Slippers, low foot form shape,
in Rod, Black nnd Brown. Price $1.60.
Ladies' Moccnnin Slippers, fur lined, with fancy
work on toes, Indian stylo; colors Brown, Greon,
Blue and Groy.  Prices from $1,76 to $3.00.
Ladies' All Felt Slippers; in Plnid, plain folt solo
nnd no hool.  Ranging in prices from 36o to $1,25.
Ladios' Travelling Slippers, put up in a lonthor
pockot., just tho thing for travelling, mado in leather and poplin, in Brown, Red and Blue. Pricos
$1,75 and $2.25,
Ladios' Snow Shoos in tlio different sizos, Ranging in prico from $3,60 to $6,00.
Ladies' Shoos and Skates combined, ThoHo'uro
neat and serviceable.   Prico $4,60, ,
Lndios' Bunkskin Moconsins, with fnncy worked
toon.   Prices $1,00, $1,26 nnd $1,60.
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We are headquarters for
Christmas Toys of every
description. Come and
see our stock
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Saturday Specials
Mrs. Stewart's-Liquid Blue ..'.;... /.!.. 2 for .25
Mooney 's Mixed Biscuits .'."... 2 lbs. for .25,
Two in One Black ,:.■. 3 for ,25
AVhitemoro's Gilt Edge Black .... ;per bottle .20
Robertson's Elliiie Chocolates , per lb. ,80
Braid's Best1 Coffee, fresh ground'. 2, lbs. for .85
Heinz Catsup ; pints .30
Silver Lnbcl Extract, 4 oz. ..."  2 for .25
Domestic Sardines ■.... 2 for ,26
Prairio Pride Flour  -98 lb. sack 2.90
Robin Hood Flour 49 lb. sack 1.65,
Sherriff's Marmalade 2 lb. glass .40
Sherriff's Marmnlado ... - 4 lh. tin .60
Empire Hams' , pei' lb. .23
Empire Bacon' '..' por lb. 24
Libby's Roast Booty 1 lb. tin 2 for, .25
Grenoble AValnuts per lb. .20
Rod Cross Pickles .• 18 oz, ,28.
TTeinz linked Bonus in Sauce, smnll sizo, 2 for .25
Canada First Boans in Sauco, lnrgo sizo, 2 for .25
Cnstilo Soap, smnll bars 8 for ,25
AVhite Swan Laundry Soap ;.. 12 bars .45
Heinz Tomato Soup  small tin .10
Hoinz Dill Pieklos por dozon .20
Lylo's English Syrup  2 tirts- .35
Rogers Goldou Syrup por tin .15
Special Blond Bulk Ton ,'. 3 lbs. 1,00
Turnips   18 lbs. .25
Boots 14 lbs. ,28
Crisco'  3 lb. tin ,60
Liquid Vonoor lnrgo bottlo .38
Scott's Emulsion " largo bottlo .86
Gin Pills  por box .40
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An oxtrn largo showing of real lentbor Handbags,
mado In tlio now shape with Roft lonthor strnp linn-
dlo. Wo lmvo them in both silk nnd lentbor linnd
and somo aro fitted with all tbo toilet accessories.
The colors nro Blnck, Navy, Tnn, Groon nnd Grey.
Tbo leathers nro Seal, Pobblo Swodo nnd Velvet,
Priced from $1.00 to $18.60.
LADIES' HANDKERCHIEFS    .
Wo imported our ilnindkcrclueis direct trom
Switzerland, hud the cituiuu ui'ttli the pattonio mudu
to pick from and wc believe wc nre showing newer
designs In both corner effects nnd side effects than
wo havo shown boforo. AVo havo two hundred different designs to chooso from. IJnvo thorn put up
in iolders and boxes j'or mniiiim
Handkerchiefs from Bo to $2.00 each.
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Money Saving Prices
TRITES-WOOD COMPANY,
The Store of
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