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Industrial Unity Is Strength   y.
Otoe Official OruL^ uf District No. 18, U. M. W. of A.
Political Unity Is "Victory
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No. 44, Vol. VH.
48 Men
Out of 237
Worsty Calamity in History of Canada--Rescue Crews Rushed
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idi Scene--Bodies Horribly Mutilated--1fS6 Dead Interred--3
not Recovered-6 Mutilated Beyond Recognition-Hundreds
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of Widows, and Orphans-Relief .Fund Started-Local Firm
Donates $1,000.
Number of Men on Shift at time of Explosion
Rescued Alive '        - - - -
Bodies Identified     - - -
Bodies Unidentified - -
Bodies Still in Mine - -
Total Death Roll - -
- 237
- 48
- 182
- 189
-—Though ene^ee^espr^sedon^tU4!ides4races^of
the disaster and the poignancy of grief is expressed
on many a sorrowing and tear-stained face, slowly
but surely the village of Hillcrest is returning to
a normal condition of affairs. The bereaved were
allowed all top short possession of their dead to
mourn them for longhand with their interment
many oM*he*oatward<tracet of mourning .have
disappeared. The widows, brave in their loss, and
realising that their children will need,, every at*
tentlon, are bearing np with that stoicism peculiar
to a mining community to whom sudden and violent
death is not unknown.
Rumors of disasters' that have recently been circulated in this Pass have unfortunately in many
cases proved to be correct. Several-times we have
been skeptioal as to their truth, but in nearly every
case have been disappointed and heard later that
what we thought but a rumor was only too true.
Last Priday morning, when the news of the Hill
creat disaster was received, we could scarcely be-
lleve that th* catastrophe was so overwhelming
as first stated, but later this, too, wai found to be
correct.,% This last disaster'has exoeeded in the
number of lives sacrificed the great disaster of
Ooal Oreek of 1902, and ii the worst that ever
jne^-Uxope^wiJifeJoJ-those strugg^
as they were on the point of collapse and could only
have kept going for a few more yards. '
As is usual on such occasions, the daily press has
been more interested in giving sensational and in
many cases, unauthentic accounts of survivofs' ex-
and this, that in some cases, men of certain nationalities, have refused to assist in the work of rescue.
We do not care to make invidious comparisons; we
do not intend to make any further.comment than
state that there is a duty and obligation imposed on
every man, no matter what his nationality or creed,
and that obligation is to render every possible and
conceivable assistance at such times. This is the
duty and obligation of MEN.
The Government of Ottawa haa already sent messages of sympathy, and asked" to be acquainted
by what method assistance can best be rendered,
and what form it should take. In Calgaiy thij
some hundreds of dollars have been contributed.
It is to be hoped that the example set by the Cal-
garians will be followed in every civilized country
throughout thf,world. Assistance is' needed, and
will be needed, for in spite,of the compensation
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We received a telephone communication on Thursday from Sec.-Treas. Carter, who, with Acting
President W. Graham, has been on the scene since
Priday last, doing everything possible to assist
and advise, informing us that the store which,
thanks to the prompt action of Mayor Hardie of
Lethbridge, has been stocked by the people of that
town, and was opened on Wednesday would continue to give relief until the funds of the present
subscription list are available. By this means it is
hoped to avoid any unnecessary distress among the
families of the deceased.
President Mackie, of the Hillcrest Collieries, ar-
has been in conference with the officials of the
mine. On Wednesday the General Manager and
other officials started a thorough examination of
the mine, and this was continued on Thursday. No
statement will be issued until the inquiry is held. .
--The District officials wired-Premier Sifton on
Saturday asking that a special commission be appointed eo inquire into the cause of the disaster,
and word was received that this would be granted.
J. T. Stirling received a wire from Premier Sifton
that Judge Carpenter has been appointed witb
full power to conduct commission.
•Tbe officials of the Local are busy collecting
data as to the number of dependants, and any evidence that may be required at the inquest.
J. B. 0. Hudson, of the Department of Mines, and
J. 0. Roberts, of the United States Bureau of Mines,
are at present in Hillcrest, gathering information
and examining the mine, Their opinion may be
sought at the inquiry.
Hillcrest Relief Fund
■Jrdssy* View .of Hlllersst
Th* UnkMi Mali—Fri**** one Relative* 0*1*9
to Identify D*ad
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struck this western county or the Dominion of Oan*
ada.. Approximately 300 Uvea have bun lost, and
some hundreds of widows and orphans created.
Of the 337 miners who want down the mint, only
about forty tvtnmed, Md most th*** owe their
lives to the promptitude of the rescue ear from Ool*.
mas. Th* fore* of th* explosion wa* sucb that all
thoe* to the vicinity were either instantly kilted or
rendered unconscious. Those wbo escaped instant
destruction were poisoned by the deadly carbon
monoxide, or afterdamp, that immediately arose
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immediately after tbe explosion was bat natural,
aad many rushed Into the mine regardless of tbo
gas and eonseqnenoes. Animated by the nobtast of
perienoM, than in supplying facts. The theories
alleged to have been advanced by survivors may be
disregarded, and no practical mining man will venture an opinion until an inquiry into the oondition
of the mint previous to the explosion, and tlie last
roport of Fire Boss W. Adlam have been heard.
The suddenness and stunning effect of the explosion benumbed every faculty of those who were
in the mine at the time. The survivors In many
cases scarcely know how they reached safety; they
cannot even remember ths condition of th* traveling road, and in most eases their stories have discrepancies that none but those who have had pre*
vions experienoe of such disasters oan appreciate
or understand. Those wbo oould and would, no
doubt, tell us tb* reason or cause of explosion bave
iteppid over the Great Divide, from which no man
granted, this will not go very far in meeting the requirements of a widow vtitix a family of six children, or even two. Doled out at the rate of $25 per
month, the $1800 will in a space of six years be exhausted. How many of us care to think of the suffering of a family compelled to exist upon such a
pittance. We trust that every fraternal society,
and that every man, woman and child will add their
mite to a fund which it is anticipated will shortly
be started to relieve distress, Owing to the slack
nsss of work that has prevailed throughout the
Pass for the last six months, many of the families
are already deeply in debt, and it is not reasonable
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namely to mene their fellow workan. Discretion
and fear war* thrown to the wind, and a rush made
for Ho. 3 stop*. Here it is claimed General Man-
agar Brown, leaBstag the perilous position of tbe
the omteoetnmwnmi of same. touMdiatalv rushed ta
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all tbe foul air e*d driving H oat through a shaft
By tbeaNmagar's prompt astim, the fresh air was
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means of iwtviiff tho** who were on the point ef
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The effects of the disaster will undoubtedly be'
most keenly felt by the surviving families, and the
fact that the greater number of dead had dependants, will accentuate the suffering, Quite two-
thirds of those dead bave left dependants, in some
cases, a wife and six children.
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SO yean; Bobert, 84 yean, and Alex, 17 years, her
'.win support, tbe wrriring memteti'of the family
being mostly girls. David Murray, who, with his
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family, white Tom Brown (who contributed to Um
columns of the Ledger) leaves a wife and six chll
dren of tender iff to mourn his loss.
One might continue Instanoes as above, and oc
cupy some oolumns of spao*. but it should be our
object nUmr to assist and sooth the sorrows of
thoso left, than to barrow the feelings of nH with
the gbasUy detail* ofthia horrible holocaust.... ,
In maay eases tt ts rsport*d tha Um victims had
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ifiwd that twp to gi> m and wuwee Wt tools, at he
wiw qefalM HUterest aad going to nbttmt to work
stmiemetaBferous prospect* near that town.
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to expert local tradesmen to cany them very much]
longer; as a matter of fact, tbe tradesmen them-
Ael vei tsnnol ooaaiblv do so.
The necessity for immediate relief for the survivors of this terrible disaster has caused the Distriot officials to Issue an appeal for assistance. Ths
International Union has, in spite of the many calls
being made upon its treasury, sent $1,000, and
$1,000 has been donated from tbe District funds.
The oity of Calgary has started a subscription list
which has already reached several hundreds, wbih
the Mayor and residents of Lethbridge bave contributed monoy and provisions,
Messrs. Trites-Wood have contributed the handsome sum of $1,000 towards tbe fund, while Mr, W
B. Wilson, general manager of the Crow's Neit
Past Ooal Co, has also contributed most handsomely.
Donations Received or Promised
United Mine Workers of America, per W;
Oreen, International Sec.-Treas  $1,000
District 18, U M. W of A      1.000
Messrs. Trites-Wood Co., Pernio   1.000
Amount acknowledged by th* Lethbridge
Herald of June 24th     875
W. R. Wilson, general superintendent Crow's
Neat Pkmhi Coal Co               150
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ing of Judge McNeill oi tb* Dtitrkt Court of
Macleod; A. J. Carter, t#u*jUij DUtritt No. IS,
[U. M. W. of A, and Mr. Colin McLeod. barriater.
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The offieals of District 18 have secured the services of Mr. Norman Prater, mining engineer and
expert, of Edmonton, to give evidence at th* Hlllcrest disaster inquiry, as expert.
Mr. Fraser, who is one ot the best authorities on
coil reining in the west, hai bftrt CTmtfd<w»b!e expe
rience in mining to the Crew's Nest Pa**, aad Albert*, and wis chief mine toapeefor fer the Province of Alberta previous to ihe Incumbent, i. 1
Stirling He was also general sapertoteadeat at
Michel tor * tttmher of jmr»t am! b*» vteNM mmt
of Uie mines through the Past at soma Ume tr another, He is expected to reach the Pass tonight
Bank, Bellevue.
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Directory of Fraternal
Meets every Wednesday
evening at 8 o'clock ln K. P.
Noble Grand, H. E. Barnes.
Secretary, J. B. Mciklejohn.
Meet at Aiello's Hall second and third Mondays in
eaeb month.
John M. Woods, Secretary.
Pernie, Box 657.
Meet overy Tuesday at 7.30
p.m. in their own Hall, Victoria Avenue.
C. C. A. Bunch.
K. of S.. D. J. Black.
M. ot F., Jas. Madison.
, -Meets every other Monday
at 8 p. m., ln K. ot P. Hall.
Dictator, F, H. Newoham.
Secretary, G. Mooe*.
1S9 McPheraon Avenue.
Lady Terrace Lodge, No.
224, meets in the K. P. Hall
second and fourth Friday of
each month at 8 p. m.
W. ORR, Secretary.
Terrace Lodge 1713. Meet
at the K. P. Hall first and
third Friday evening of each
A banker at Grand Junction Colorado who stole $110,0000, got six years
from the Federal court. In two years
this banker is eligible to parole, and
if not paroled, will be given his lib;
erty in four years, if his behavior is
good. As it is scarcely possible for
tbls financier to get his hand on any
funds in the penitentiary, his .behavior will be good, and he will be
doing .business again in a compara-
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workingman and forced -through idleness and poverty, to commit tho
crime of theft, he might have been
■sentenced for life.
It pays to be a respectable criminal.
Give to me but the liberty ot the
press, and 1 will give to the ministry
a venal house of peers. I will give
' to him a corrupt and servile house of
commons. I will give to him the full
sway of the patronage of office. I
will give him the full house of ministerial influence, I will give him all
the power that place can confer upon
upon him to purchase up submission
and overawe  reslstonce.
And yet, armed .with liberty of
the press, I will go forth to meet
him undismayed. I will attack the
•mighty fabric that has reared with
the mightier engine, I will shake
down from its -height corruption and
.bury Jt amid the ruins of the
abuses it was meant, to abetter.—
"General" John Chase aaya he ia
proud of his Colorado mllltla.
Jesse James was llkewlae proud of
Wa gang. Old Colorow delighted tn
the .butehery of his willing redsk'.ns;
Th* wolf leader finds satisfaction
after a alauglhter by hia pack. Rocke*
teller'* eonaclonc** acquit* him. A
coyote finds delight in killing a lamb.
Therefore, the mental attitude of
Chase ls right and fitting. He la
amply rewarded by hia maatora. Alao
he has the satisfaction of knowing
that he hns a conscience aa acquitting
na Rockefeller's.
Win the Colorado strikers give up
their arms?
INrhapa, when the Colorado .mllltla
glv* up tbelr feeu-Justice, Portland.
Mine Rescue Work.. .
We have from time to time pointed
out the importance of rescue work in
this district and have from time to
time issued special illustrated editions
emphasizing the necessity of all connected with the mining industry taking an interest and becoming proficient in the use of rescue apparatus.
While many question the utility of
Same, and even point to the recent disaster as amplifying their contention,
there is not the least, doubt that very
few would have been saved and many
of the bodies never recovered had
there been no rescue apparatus available. It is a -regrettable feature ot
the catastrophe that there were not
more pulmotors to revive those
brought out of the mine, tor. while lt
cannot be definitely stated that lives
would have been saved, the rescuers
would have been more satisfied had
Frank H'iccart, one of the Courrlcres
survivors, an-d one who/ ,we -believe,
was imprisoned for twenty days, is
now working at Coal Creek.
The disaster at Bellevi^e, Alta., la
December, 1910, is still fresh, in the
minds of our readers, and it was oa
this occasion that those interested ih
the coal mining industry wore introduced to the practicability of mine
rescue apparatus, and the men who
rushed to the rescue were instrumental in saving some fifteen livep, It
was also clfearly demonstrated that an
intimate knowledge of the apparatus
by specially trained men was a condition indispensable jo this work, and
be it said that 'the lesson did not go
The Fernie Station "
As .it is our intention to write a
brief description of the Fernie station,
2 setSs.of half-hour •apparatus, mouthpiece type. "-y  -
1 pulmotor (Draoger).
1 work stretcher.  • - *.
;1 oxygon stretcher Cfor carrying injured man -through, gaseous zone).
24.oxygen tanks; .'each 100 cubic
feet capacity, '.
1 oxygen ,pump:
6 electric safety hand laujps (Drae-
ger). ' '
r~Wagner electric rectifier for   recharging cells. •
*   6 trunks for transporting' apparatus.
Also a stock of about 1,000 regenerating cartridges.
About thirty-eight men. have been
put through .the ioour.se to date, and
thirty-eight certificates granted. Th*\
cost per man to the Government av
erages about ISO,. About ten days;
working two.hours per day, will put
a man through the oburse.'
-The gas. used in the experimental
chamber is sulphur dioxide, generated
by means of sulphur and sawdust, and
as the writer was permitted to sample same, he can vouch for Its density
and ofbnoxlouaness.
The following schedule of work to
be (performed In the smoke room
should conclusively prove to tbe ua-
on this-they are agreed: The Mine
Rescue Station and the .training- of
men is-but obeying the, dictates \jf
humanity—the -preservation of life—
end 4n carryingsout, this -work the
finest and noblest tjaits of human
nature find expression/
The Best Ventilated Theatre in Town
•We reproduce the following from cur
Crow's Nest Pass Industrial 'and 3Ua-
bor edition, published im* September:
Wheie is H:litest? As an ma to answering Ithis query, one mig'ht consult
that compendium of inlorm^Jlon called
a C. P. R. folder and ascertain that
the above is' the name of a station
sixth in order of running after leaving
Crows. Nest, B. C., when traveling
eastward, for those doubtful as to the
accuracy of the above, call at the
nearest railroad office, get a copy of
the hobo's bible, and then either a
correction of a corroboration can 'be
obtained. For the benefit of those who
do not 'Wish to go to this trouble will
Bay that the station of Hillcrest accommodates tho residents of tho several mining communities within a mile
radius t et the point, when traveling
westward, tho ehOvel artist oa the locomotive has but little opportunity for
scene scanning until Ws iron steed Is
put to rest la it* stall at the divisional
point of Crow* iNest.
Perhaps a few words at thle juncture
as to the derivation of tbe name "Hillcrest" may be considered opportune;
It is a neologism, tout for the edification of those not knowing what a neologism is, will explain thot ithe first
syllable, 'Villi, " is tho surname of one
who was a most Important (actor in
the> earljFstageB'of development, and
"Crest" refers to the position of entrance ito the mlnec, ibeing od the top
or crest df a hill (small "h" here?.
IThe Hillcrest Collieries, Limited, ls
the title of the company. Formerly it
was designated the Hillcrest Ooal and
'Coke Co., ibut very probably the
change was necessitated because the
coke was a non-existent quantity, but
to the fact that the coal is of so high
a grade ot bituminous that there Ib
a ready sale for it without subjecting
it to the cooking or coking process. Its
output is about twelve to fifteen nun
dred tons daily and no better evidence
of the quality can be advanced than
this—the C, P. R. takes 80 .per cent of
the>5 amount produced, using H ex-
exclusively for their passenger locomotives.
High Class Photo plays
fifS^!*'*** •mem, emu* eoi**,
they been able to apply this latest
innovation of science in reviving those
bodies recovered.
The following extracts are taken
fr6m a special we published in June,
of last year; and deal with the apparatus at the Fernie Rescue Station:
Speaking generally, records are
something that a nation may be proud
"of,-reflecting upon the enterpriser
counage nnd endurance of her people,
and Canada, although one of the
youngest nations, has many record
achievements in which she surpasses
other nations conHldera-bly older. But
she has one record of which her people are not proud, and this—the high-
esjL death rate per 1000 among her
coal miners as compared with any
other country.
The low death rate in all European
conl producing countries 1ms been
due. In no small measure to the Introduction of protective measures as
have now been adopted by the Dominion. The provlnc.es of Nova Seotla,
Alberta and British Columbia liave
now min* rescue stations and rescue
trains at all the principal mining
towns, but as it ls our Intention to
deal with Fernie only In this number,
we have decided to leave the description of the rescue train to some future date, when we hope to-reproduce
photographs of the train, Its equipment nnd crew.
The awful losa of life nt Cotirrlere*.
France, on March 10,1006, .where more
than 1,100 men and boys were killed
and tbe fact that thirteen men wore
rescued after being entombed In the
mino for twenty days, and one after
a lapse of twenty-five daya, demonstrated the necessity of having trained rescue men and apparatu*. continuously on hand at the mine, read)'
In Just such an emergency, to tbat th*
minora who escape death <r Mrioua
Injury f*rm the explosion, and who
may be protected from Ihe odThjti
monoxide or afterdamp may be aaved.
In the rase of the Corurrierei disaster
th* large*! rumber of dca'hi •*• due.
uiit ,.- tec force of the expbfbn, W
to carbon monoild* poisoning.
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outlining the very merUorloup work
that la being done there, It may lie aa
well to enumerate the various Apparatus and equipment that havo bean
•The station is In charge ofjpno of
the most capable and practical mon In
the Crow—<3eo. O'Brien—and -we are
largely indebted to hia courtesy and
kindness in being abi* to produce thl*
article. Mr. O'Brien, a* pit boil at
Coal Creek fOr some (en yeara, ha*
Acquired a real practical knowledge of
<roal mining, mine gaaoa, eie„ which
coupled with a scientific knowledge of
mining generally, eminently ftt» him
for tbe position of Instructor at thl*
important nation.
Th* Equipment
* nets   of   two-hour,   1911   nnwl»I
Draeger apparatu*. mouthpiece type,  '
F«rttU'« Bxelu»iv« Pletur« Theatre
T1»* Mm* Thrtlllnf Oeteetle* M*ry ••» *••«.
8 Reels - THE BLACK 13 - 3 Reels
Bom-nthta* entirely n*w *nd novol.  Th* concentrated a***** of a*B**tkm*ll*m, *aek*d ao elo**lr
together in thr«« recta that It »« * *occ***ton of gaapa, on* *ft*r iihhUot.
Don't U*k at It If Ymi H*v* Heart Failure
Saturday M*t!nee and Evening
fioremo Uwrane*. the M*«tf A«am* *f th* btrom In
'•2-Ilea! Victor Drawn
Thii i»lay at *»<•« demand* attention as oue ofthe molt absorbing  play*.  rnr* in   eonc*»ptton
and ViSrwKi* ti Vn g£?t unlww.1 *pp*al.   Wo maitt*. h*r demaed Mend's Mnliam.
for theehlWran.   Would yoa |»l*y J**«ond «d4lt» ?   An inalgbi Iola ibe *rt*t Unit ot woia***!**.
Th* *w**t**t tea m**t beautiful HKf«* ttery etnr t*M in picture*.
JUST KIDS, 2 Reel Eclair Drama
If wilt t.k* )M tn fancy to th* d*w when yoa wer* youni and all the «^ <Mn*« faodI *tid Inno-
*#nt in y<«r rhlldUh mind*, tt wl light** jour «*r*» ami turn Iwrk the hands on th* face of time
and took* ymi think of ih* h*PlH«it days of your llf*. when yoa *er» "Juat kWa^V	
A' keen huil«*iu« on th* preacnt aay melodrama. Prom the tmtm the ptetw* t* woi*#et*«» until
th# nereem ti 4«rk-ftn^l |h«r* Is situation ui»u ftituatlon, wnn- of th*em (h« moit «xcrutlatlngt) titmn.
mor motwixttl, **kkb piwtuf-e* * eoatJant *tn«m of acrMming inunhm.   If joa *wi *ol *tt|MAl«tt.»4
*,.*k .*.*•• iUttiut Uuud ut li-M-i-lbs. A   -x   i-.i sx fhfi pV'-in-  tint ff r,w nr* "Vnf <•*»"*
VVateh fer *nnounc«m*ni* of r«*»ii) M§ immmtr-ibe kind *ou %mu   If Ita rnlvtraal or ransom
r»!«j**m, it mnat h* food.
Interior *sf Alb*r>
ta car, shewing
pulmotor, charg.
Ing ttatlsnt r*a>
eu* appcratua.
•te. Th* raaeu*
man at Hlllcr**t
war* abi* to r*.
tlr* te gat r«t
dortng th* night,
Essany Feature in Two Rfeels
The Great Game
A Startling Political Drama
The Hermit's Ruse
Kalem-A Good Western Picture
i , Edison Comedy and Scenic
Mr. Toot's Tooth--Da{masctts-Rttins of Baalbek
The Girl at the Lunch Counter
 Pa*turlng Johnny Bunny and Flor* Finch, Vltagraph
The Double Shadow
A Fine Edison Drama in Two Parts
Prom tho story .ot the heroic defense of Judee by the Jew* of Bethulia
and their final triumph over the vast army of Nabuchodonoeor after
■Judith had outwitted and. slain his general, Holofernea, Four -Part*
Matinee Saturday at 2.30—5c aad 10c
Prices, 10 & 20c. -:- ORPHEUM ORCHESTRA
Initiated that th* court* la ao t)o+
ear*. **p*rl*llr when It If wnttber-
•d what ha* to 4m *ocomf»Hab*d trlthta
two hour*.
llefor* b*tng granted • oertlftoat* of
comiMtDitcy, th* candidal* h** lap***
•n oral •tamtnatlon, and not ouly(ar*
th* nue*tlon* *x«**dlngly tcehnloal,
and mil tor *n tntlnrat* knowl*«tf* of
lh* «pp*r*t«s, but ik* atod*nt mnat
«l*o be well posted in nia* ga*** end
th* **n«nit urtfflwi nf *ml -mlnln* to
(obtain bl* diploma.
Jmi no tot.* *» men uuu*u« Mtur*
*nd iretpnen on her rewwrc**, laat ao
lent will *h« damned ber Irlbwl*: *«•
perienee traehe*. true, bat erery dey
we hav* to face tretk difficult*^*, and
* H'^cnt   nt'lfttiri*     ttt',*.     fiivi'tivti* In     tttti
future to obviate or mlnlmlf* the**
fataliile* we do not iif* to gueaa. But,
thin me do know: Maft, with erer-
lncr«i»lng activity, I* ftrlvtng to .win
from nature her reaourcea and will
dare a . lln§ to obtain po**enlon. To
him nothliMT th*t k* ran potttMdy **•
* urn kiii be regarded oiherwln* than
'aa hl»~-th<a le man'i ««on*M»j»ilo« of hhi
; rlrhi of ttottMHtalon , Thl* pr«»|»ll»*.
jhowevw, he c*nnot **e«r* irltlHWt
tittrWc*.. *nd it wo«i4 t«e« ihat llm
yrmmn *rew when they mah la oh
ihHr mhwlon of merer are ywrt of fl»*
I mr, t,*iot)*m»ni thnt ha* to be wade
! *r*rv  Uny  for  wr an*rtlff*rtm dm*
'ccmtlon of o»ture.
Insurance, Real Estate
Money to Loan on first class Business and Residential property
Funeral  Director
nnd   Kmbalmer
Headstones Supplied and Set up
OOLKMAN    iWD,Wfly,i ,4$    ALSIRTA
The w«rk*ra of the Trtwr met dtttet
'In i!u«lr apprpilatfon of govern«*nt*—
{mtn al«*y* did, *oi alwaya will—but
Th* averag* a T. tf. par pouiid la
H.000, wMeh <ho*« In tb* know will
reootnla* I* an exceedingly high ***t
*od tb* claim mad* for It th*t th*r*
la non* b*tt*r In th* Crowa S**t Pat*
po******* eoiMldtmbl* m*rlt.
Th* first development work aurt-
ed about 1*1064, nnder the m*ti*ge-
ment of C. P. lllll, After * f*w y**r*
tt tap* found n*<W*ry to Mttod operation. In IWW-I0 tb* pr***nt mm.
pony wa* formed  and   to*   work«d{
aU-Mtiiij, intiftytinn ,*»»J «AUt«W»t«* U*n
property continuous aince that date.
Th* tn*tbod of mining lb* co*l la
known taehnt^ally aa 100m and piu
•ar, and aom* ld«* of t.ie activity of
tit* remt e\n be formed bx tba number of men employed—over ttttn.
A further orldon-re it»f im -tnttxrn
oolpat hew I* one aeam alone, which
la wttowM to contain tbout 30,000,-
om ton* of coal, hence If production
b* carried on at the rat* of 500,000
ton* fwr annum, It will tak* alaty
year* to exhaust the aupply. /Thl*
I* by no nwti th* only aeam: them
are aevwral oibrr* which promlte
•equally a* *r*at, even If not greater,
than tb* one r*«ferr**d to.
fk>?-*t«pnw-.m worir |« eontlnnoualy In
program* ami all *|gn* lnd»c*l* tbat
within a fe* mm HSIh'reft will rank
RUMNHr lh#> enmrm ot lh* "-Trow" **
one of the top notehera.
Tb* dally mipot it between 1.SW
and. 1,3-ty ton*: 1 went)-five working
d*y* «OMtltot# a month.
Should form a large part of every person's diet
now that the hot weather hat attired. Don't
forget that we as usual are always here with
fresh Fruits and Vegetables as soon as they are
on the rtiarket
A. I. BLAIS, Quality Grocer
Prank, Alta; .TT» Bellevue, Alta.
dgara am In ordw*. It will
heighten the good feUaw*hip If
you offer your friend* • smoke
from 4 U»k uf out' clgui'**.   TU
&»or ki *o fine and nmoosb Oie
iquet *o -soothing that no
mm wbo «mok«* cut withhold
hi* appreciation. All ttun,
nhnjmt and prteo*.
% A. mmTf wnte, B. c.
our corr it ii oooo ^■•>
• i.ti'r.'ts.m
i-*-, ■' *1
The  District
By "Vexatus"
" The removal of the Rev. W. H. Irwin from 'Bellevue to Athabasca Is .regretted by (all who were acquainted
with him. Mr. Irwin has 'beeu in.
Bellevue for three years, aud duriua
that period has made a host of friends,
toy the soundness and candor of his
opinions and his sympathy for. organized labor. Even his opponents will
regret his departure, for the reverend
gentleman never missed an opportunity 'to encourage debate or discussion
upon religious or social problems.
That he should suffer inconvenience
as a result of his candid and fearless
expression of opinion,  As not   to be
" wondered at, but he had absolutely no
regard for himself personally, and continued hia fight on behalf of the worker in spite of every obstacle., On the
eve of his departure, there was'a record gathering of friends, who presented him with a email purse of money
'and a fow useful articles as tokens
of their esteem and regard, lt is with
best -wishes for liis future success that
he leaves us, and we trust that liis
successor, the Rev. Mr. Cook, will continue along the same lines.
'Mr. Cook should have preached his
opening sermon on Sunday, June 21st,
bnt owing to the terrible disaster' at
Hillcrest, all services were postponed.
It is with pleasure that we record,
the practical and valuable assistance
rendered by the 'business people of
Bellevue in tiheir effort to help relieve
tbe -situation at Hillcrest.
■The -many exaggerated rumors cir-
cluated throughout the Pass had the
effect of (bringing many of Bellevue's
former residents to inquire" of their
friends' welfare.
As intimated in our last notes, a
cummittee of four went over to Hlllcrest to explain this Local's position
to the members of that body , on
Thursday last; \* both Hillcrest and
Bellevue mines were idle, there was a
special -meeting called for the purpose,
and after the matter iwas thoroughly
discussed, it was apparent that Local
1058 recognized that this Local had
the best -interests of the organization
in view all the time, and as such
went on .record. A most enjoyable
time waa spent toy both parties, who
declaring   that
.. By Skimps
On Sunday last a football game was
played -between teams representing
che -Flathead Hotel and the rest of the
city. During the first twenty minutes
the game was evenly contested, mid-
field play ibeing the order, until 'Walker, the city outside left, snapped up a
beautiful ,pase * from ' Joe Truba,
tricked the opposing ,full-back and
scored the only goal of the game toy
shooting the leather into the corner
of the Uet, far out of the reach of
Owens, the hotel custodian.
Just before the whistle sounded1 for
the first time, Johnston found the hotel net with a daisy cutter, but was
ruled off side toy Ovington, the referee. End to end play was indulged
In up to the interval, the City, team
resolved on Increasing their lead ancj
their opponents fighting to draw level.
However, half lime arrived without
any further scoring. In the second
half, the Hotel boys played like men
possessed, being almost continuously
within their opponents' half, but their
every effort was frustrated by the
City defense, of which T. Clarke, the
goal keeper, and Dry-borough were the
choice. ■ The final whistle sounded at
the conclusion of ninety minutes play,
with the Hotel men on the losing end
of a 1-0 score.
As a sequel to the football game, a
"smoker" was held In the evening, the
refreshments being provided toy J.
Jackson, the genial manager of the
City team, while songs and recitation's
were rendered by almost everyone
who. participated in the destruction
of the good things that decorated' the
tables in the club. Dave Brown filled
the position of chairman of the entertainment.
A very pretty wedding was solemnized, or rather maybe solemnized as
the result of a yellow-haired, handsome young gentleman becoming captivated with a pair of-toeautiful brown,
eyes that -belong to one of Corbin's
prettiest members of the gentler se:;.
John Scobie says he will act in the
capacity of "toest men," while Mrs.
McDonald has promised to provide' the
wedding breakfast. All right, Pete,
let 'er rip, we are all ready to congratulate a June bride.
As a result of the distressing explosion that occurred at Hillcrest on;
Priday, the Hosmer-Corbln football
game scheduled for Saturday was
postponed, as a small mark of esteem
for our unfortunate  fellow  workers;
• were unanimous   in   un,.»..UB   »-*» - .... , .    ,.,
■meeting* of this kind .would toe pro- *£ wive* andfamll le*. who were vie-
ductivo of good results*
ing morningr TiOwwer;
The follow,
many of those with whom iwe had met
and parted had crossed the Great Divide—and worked their last shift.
The alana whistle ot three blast* wa*
tbe first intimation of the disaster,
and upon looking across at the mine,
nestling in the hillside,'huge volumes
of emoke were noticed belching from
tbe fan drift. IThe roads to HlHcreet
Immediately became alive.with people
hufrylng to the scene or disaster, ana
eome little confusion threatened for a
time. The mounted police, however,
Immediately took charge and order
wa* apeedily restored. On arrival of
tbe reaoue oar, which lost no tlmo in
getting here, a caH waa made for
trained volunteer*, wblch waa immediately responded to, snd * crew from
Bellevue and HlHcreet wa* speedily
engaged in rescue. Other teams were
made up of men from -Frank and other
helpers from 'Bellevue, who had arrived. By thia time a tew bodies had
been recovered and handed over to the
doctors, -who immediately started to
resuscitate thoae who showed any
sign of life. It became apparent from
tbe start, however, that the death toll
would to very heavy, aa the whole of
the mine had heen affected hy the explosion.
Ob arrival of rescue men from east
and west, the men from nearby camps
were for/nod Into ahifta to relieve each
other every three hour* In restoring
the ventilation and recovering the
dead; tho fixing of pumps, washing of
bodies ind preparing for burial, which
laat waa anything but * pleasant task,
owing to the mutilated condition of
the bodies. Special mention should
be mndo of the manner In wblch the
men worked in the 'waahouse, and
Corporal Meade of the R. N. W. *f. P.,
who was unstlnlng In hia efforts.
Of the Interment little moro cnn bo
said than tivat everything posslblo wai
done tmder the elreumftancpa to
sooth the feeling of the bereaved,
while every respect was shown to the
departed. Our duty now lie* with
the living, and we have many who will
require our assistance.
tims of the grim reaper,   aud   left to.
The enow that fell here for several
hour* on Sunday was hardly noticed,
a* the Hillcrest explosion had cast a
gloom over this burg that seemed to
keep the majority ot the inhabitants
at home, mourning the loss of some
of' their dear friends, and wondering
tf ever the time would arrive when
these distressing Industrial accidents,
which are primarily a result of our
competitive system, would ever be a
thing of the past.
the Governor-General of Canada, the
good King George and the wise Queen
Mary are concerned, they can all
sleep contentedl and snore royal
snorts, while their enemies will tremble with dismay when they learn that
over thirty ibrave tooys from Beaver
have this week joined the militia, and
have gone to Calgary for the usual
training. Conspicuous among the recruits were Harry Pride, Dave Thompson, Denis Gutridge, Billy Brown, J.
Murray, Wm. Sid and A. Suell'man,
Ralph and A. Vroom, with a strong
contingent from Gladstone valley. Of
course the Canadian militia have a
record. Most of us, can recollect fifteen years ago when the Boers •conspired with -President Kruger to defend their wives, families, homes and
homesteads against the British army,
which, at the instigation of the hooknosed goldbugs of Park Lane, London,
aided toy the renegade statesman, Joe
Chamberlain, and the Soijth African
millionaire, Cecil Rhodes, attempted
to introduce yellow labor into South
Africa. It was admitted, at that time
that most of the diamond mines of
Kimberley and Several gold mines in
the (Transvaal were paying from 400
to 500-per cent dividends; after paying
a decent wage to white men, but the'
gold-bugs thought they could increase
the dividends toy employing Asiatics.
Hence the -war. Until hopelessly outnumbered the Boers were having the
better of the game, and' were chasing
the British and Colonials over'the
kopjles and capturing them toy the
thousand. It then occurred to the
war office officials to wire Lord
Kitchener "to tell them why.'.' His
Lordship replied, "The men you sent
me can neither ride nor shoot." The
Canadian millitia were then sent out as
the only hope. No sooner were our
citizen soldiers on the Rand than they
got right after them. They captured
Cronjie; put a barbed wire fence
around Generals Smuts and Botha to
prevent them from trespassing, and oh
learning that General Jubert was
trekking toward the hinterland witb
close on 3,000 Burghers, 4,000 women
and 7,000 children, they went in pursuit and overtook him at Paar-de-
•burgh, where, owing to the heavy
rains, his overloaded wagons were
stuck in the mud, which made it impossible for him to either fight or retreat, without sacrificing the women
and kiddies. Here the Canadians entrenched themselves at a safe distance
and at the end of nine days, by which
time they were reinforced toy 93,000
troops of all colors, in eluding the
Australian toushmen, they, on the
anniversary of Majuba Hill, led the
attack on «the 'Boer entrenchment. But
the crafty 'Boer general oh finding
himself hopelessly hemmed in, hoisted
the white'flag and surrendered with-
out"?fflng a shot. This" broke the
back of the .Boer war, and made lt possible for the Rand capitalists to establish, for a time at least, yellow
slavery beneath me Union Jack. No
doubt want of employment rather
than patriotism, is the Incentive that
urges men to join the mllltla, but
who can say that even the boys from
Beaver may not in the near future *e
called upon to play a similar part in
some Industrial struggle, to that played recently by the State militia ot
The election for two checkweighmen
took place on Tuesday last,. John
Marsh and Richard Jones were the
successful mnndidates.
We are sorry to announce that John
Price has to undergo an operation, for
which 'purpose he went tq Calgary on
Friday 'last. Dr. Gunn Is undertaking
the operation.
Michel toand, accompanied by two
delegates sent by Michel Local Union,
were present at the funeral of some
of the victims of the sad explosion at
Hillcrest. ' '
iThe mines were idle from Friday until Tuesday at 7 a. m.
Harold 'White, James Touhey, Andrew Matuskey, Andrew Frew, Alex
Almond, Richard Beard and several
other men from Michel took an active
part at the Hillcrest disaster, althougn
very llttlo cohld toe done In the saving of lives.'
'William Touhey, one of the fortunate survivors of the Hillcrest disaster, who, with others was in the far
end of the work when the explosion
occurred, is spending a few days with
his brother, James, in Michel.
John Cockran, with wife and children, IMr. and'Mrs. B. D. Turner and
Tom Price, boarded the passenger on
Saturday evening, en route for England. ;■•',
The Rebelcahs held a very successful concert and dance, with supcpr,
last week, at'-whlch Mr. George Stead-
man presided." Among those who contributed items to the program were
master Murray, Mrs. Bell, Mrs. Donaldson and '• several others. The
chairman expressed , appropriate sentiments on behalf of the Rebekahs. He
rogretfed very much thai the short
notice ha<; not permitted of a postponement en account of the Hillcrest
disaster, but he tel'-.. sure thv they ul'
felt the deepest sympathy for those
left to mourn their beloved ones.
The stork was a visitor tn Coalhurst again on Tuesday, June 23rd,
and his compliments were a bouncing
baby boy, left at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. William , Clapham. We are
mother and son doing nicely.
George Chambers and Stephen Bell
returned to camp last week, after a
second term otvsix months put in on
their homesteads.
Tbe mine started to work at 7 a. ra.
The following notes were late tor
laat week's issue, owing to having
missed the mail on th* 16th.
The Local secretary, J. Loughran
returned on Saturday, the 18th, after
being absent for over a month. At a
meeting of the Local, held on Sunday,
th* 14th, BUI Graham, acting District
President -wa* nominated for the office of president.
On Wednesday, 10th inat, W. T.
Hamilton, superintendent, Tom. Evans
aod Sam Kendrlck, bridge Inspectors,
with two Motion men, wore informed
that their service* were no longer required on the K. & A railway, connecting Beaver Mlnea with tb* C. P. R.
at Pincher Station.
Bob Brown, master mechanic, who
had recently undergone an operation
for appendicitis at Pincher Creek hospital, returned to Baaver on Sunday,
Uio Hth InBt. Hob's recovery was re-
markably rapid, considering tho seriousness of tho operation. Dr. Connor
was the medical attendant. A rumor
la afloat that Bob la about to remove
to Coalhurst and tbat he haa accepted
* similar position at that camp, with
more remuneration. He will be miss-
*d from Reaver, as he I* well respected by all who know him.
Shakespeare, In "King Henry IV,"
makes one hts character? say: "Uneasy Ilea the head that wears a
erown." But in our opinion ao far aa
♦ /
R. N. W. >M. Police, and also served
with distinction in the last Boxer uprising ln China. Frank was much respected by hie comrades in Coleman,
where ie had worked for a considerable time 'before golnc to Hillcrest.
•William Trump, a native of Inou,
Moutihshire, worked in Coleman about
five years ago, was another ■who lost
his life at Hillcrest.
Peter Ackers and Jack Sands
worked a short time at McGillivray
tipple before going to Hillcrest.
Robert Muir formerly belonged to
Fauldhouse, Linlithgowshire, Scotland; worked for a time York Creek,
Coleman. Some of his family are at
Beaver Mines. He also lost his life in
O. M. McKay 'belonged to Fort Hood,
Nova Scotia.
R. Anderson came from Bankhead.
J. A. iMcColie was a native of Cape
Breton, Nova Scotia.,
James Barder 'belonged to West
Reuin, Nova Scotia.
J. Bingham, who lost his life In
Hillcrest also came from Nova Scotia.
On Sunday last, the 21st, the members of the various fraternal orders
in Coleman went to Hlllcrest and took
charge of the remains of the members
of their orders; the I. O. O. F. burying those who belonged to their order and the L. O. L. doing likewise for
their .brethren who had lost their lives
in the Hillcrest disaster, the Rev.
Watkin Jones reading the burial service at the graveside. The Masonic
order also took charge of burial of
deceased members.
Tbe Rev. Father Delestre and the
Rev. Father Beason read the burial
service for the dead over eighty-two
members of the Catholic faith. Some
sorrowfu scenes took place as the
caskets containing the bodies of husbands and fathers were laid in their
graves, and who had crossed that
toourn never to return.
The Inhabitant of Coleman are
glad to have Miss Shone back at the
Miners' Hospital as matron. The hospital board granted her six months*
leave of absence for post graduate
qualifications ln one of the largest
training schools for nurses in the
world, at Chicago, of which she has
Becured efficient marks, for practical
work in the surgical department, 85,4;
lectures on contagious diseases, children's diseases, 'demonstrations on
nursing, 95 per cent. Which proves
she had full knowledge of her profession before going, or she would not
have attained such good results. We
congratulate ber upon the success she
so well deserves. ~**
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Send/or Five Roses
Cook Book—
J'me K.m, tnd AAIkm plainly.
uhi'i lor*tH io tncloM Ten Cent*
in tump*
nunc or kjux* .
chat-en from the contribution, ol ovex two thouunJ
•ucceuful uk» of Five Rote. Flout throughout Ctiudt.
Alw Uefiil Note* on tlie vtriou, cU»n of good thing*
to cm. ill of which have been carefully checked and
re-checked by competent authority.
Western Canada Wholesale Uo.    Trites-Wood Oo.
■ o
Store of Value and Quality
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
The Very Best Lines of Can-
tied Goods and Provisions.
Special Display of Summer
mm^ te     j^e^ _m mw. _^^^^g_ _
Wear and Straw Hats, Wash
Dresses and Material Suitable for same.
I Coleman        -        Alberta
A special meeting of Local 102 waa
held on Monday night to appoint
scrutineer* for the election on Friday.
W. iNodden wae elected to go to
Lethbridge at neutral scrutineer. The
vote will ibe taken In the Miners' Hall
from 6 to 9 in the evening, X motion
waa carried that the secretary write
Hlllcrest.Local and express our tym-
patby to the families of our brothers
who met death in the eiploston, A
resolution .was passed,that we write
the Provincial and Dominion Govern-
ments end atk thet they furnish financial assistance to the wives and children of the Hlllcrest miners.
Nominations were taken on 'Monday night for checkweighman; only
two candidates are Inthe running,Bd
Brown (the Incumbent) being opposed by a Nugent,
The annual election of officers of
Local 102 takes places on Sunday,
when It Is expected that some new
men will be placed In office, as some
of the present officials have stated
thai they will not stand for re-election.
The excavation for the waterworks
Ktnrfr-d on Tuewhiy morning, and quite
a line up was seen. There was one
hundred forty men strung out tn one
ditch, and 1.50 feet wns finished,
ready for pipe laying. The men are
working contract, at 28 cents per
foot for digging. One foreman handles
the Job and there is no rakeoff ra
The football team goes to Uow Island on Wednesday afternoon for a
league game , and the Grassy Uke
team play here on 'Saturday. On
Dominion Day the Lethbridge 8, O.
B. team play here, On Thursday laat
the Taber boy* went io tatfebridgm
and- were beaten by the Shamrocks,
by the score of I to 0. So far in the
Hty league tb* Taber totttn ha* lost
three games and drawn one; no wins.
There ts a rumor to the effect tbat
the reduced rates on coal will go Into
effect on the first of July. If this Is
correct, It will mean the mines in
this District will work a little better
this month, which om help some, ••
we have worked bat two days thia
M-UUIU,   ,
A deep gloom settled over the
camp when news was received of the
fearful catastrophe at Hlllcrest, many
of the victims having relatives In
camp. The mines were idle until
3 p. m. Monday in consequence. Our
sympathy extends to all sufferers.
Saturday last was pay day up here,
and the trains carried the usual contingent of Creekites to Fernie.
'Robert Spruston of Michel, Joe
Spruston of Vancouver and .Mrs. Wm.
Bell of Vancouver, brothers and sis-
tor of the late Mrs. Lowther Morton,
were In camp last week end, having
attended the funeral of the late Mrs.
•MortOn.   "
On behalf of the Spruston family, R.
Spruston wishes to titan* the Fernie
C, C. Excelsior Band for their services.
Also W, R. Wilson for special train,
and all who assisted In any way.
Henry Mlard attended a business
meeting ot tbe B. G. Boardiof Ux-
amii.Tt at the const,
The late Carl Shoots, wbo died on
Sunday night, at Fernie, was well
known up here, having worked on the
tipple for a number of years.
Owing to the catastrophe at Hillcrest, the lacrosse game between Coal
Creek Bearers and McBean'a team did
not take place on Saturday l*at, hut
will be played on Monday next. The
advertised basket social under the au.
eplces o'. the Football Club has been
also i-oitponed till a later date.
The Coal Creek   Methodist   church
Councillors Swan and Louggn,   three i choir contemplate running a picnic to
omlnated to fill the Klko on July lst.   Fr'nuds wishing ;u
on~tne"l8tH7*>ut~some -breakdown connected with the car loader compelled
the mine to knockoff at 8 a. ra. Work
was not resumed until the 24 tb. The
adverse conditions that bave prevailed ln this camp for the whole of
this year are'telling on quite a few,
who would like to see things look
brighter before they get too far in
the, whole. ■**«•> .,*
Mr. Swain, the lectrician, left Coalhurst the -latter part of last week for
the Yellowhead Pose, to do some work
for the company^ at their mines up
there.** "■*..■■ ■.",*■
The Football Club looks like It intends going ahead, if it is a little late
in the season. Better late than never,
Lodge 1015, I. O. O. F., entertained
Diamond Lodge, I. O, 0. F, on Tuesday, June 23rd/ The third degree was
put on by the Coalhurst teem, and a
few songs and speeches made quite
a pleasant evening.
The last day that the mine worked
proved that the male population of
Coalhurst is getting very low. Instead
of seven cages, as formerly, only four
were needed to lower the men, ,*,
Stephen T. Humble
Stationery, etc.
Grand t/m
> COLEMAN, Alta.
...  Best of Accommodation
We cater to the workingman's trade
G. A. CLAIR :-; Proprietor
In the bye-election which too* place
on Wednesday, the 17th, to fill the vacancies caused by the resignations of
candidates were nominated
position, namely, Mr., W, J. Burns, R,
W. Parish and Mr. James Hilling,
The voting resulted In Mr. Burns and
•Mr, Parish 'being elected as counselors.
Mrs. C. P. Wtlllmott and children
left on Frldny morning for Creston, B.
C„ where she will remain for somo
Any person wishing to have stalls
on the grounds at tbe Owls sports on
July 1st should apply to John /Mltchc),
secretary Coleman Order of Owls,
'Mrs. Grant Downing, who underwent an operation for appendlclt|n in
Dr. Ross' private hospital left that
Institution on Monday, convalescent.
On account of all the members of
Local J€S3 attending the funerals of
the unfortunate members of our or-
ganlsation the election of officers did
not take placo last Sunday. A special meeting Is called for Sunday, th<»
28th for the eloction of UhuI offlrir»
for the ensuing year,
Mr. James Fraser. from Vancouver
Is visiting ht* brother. William. Itt
Coleman tht* week. .,
B. Di«n«*y returned from th* contt,
wh-nre he has been for some time, He
reports businese very dull out there.
Mr. Howie and family have rc mo veil
from Coleman to Frank, where he will
retilde In the future.
The fnnetwt of Mr.   Patrick   Kane
»AnV rilnj.1* triiim titt* tilt* ,,.l*t**(.»     lw
(West Coleman   on   Monday.      The)well.
uou)   *■*»» itutui-eui    u»  Um  ^aiuoh*.      •"'■
church, where the Rev. Delestre read
the burial service. The deceased waa
Join them are requ^td to give *n
t*ja!r linmes to Mr*. G. Reid, or member* of committee.
From the ublllttes shown by the
adherents of Rugby at the recent
practices. Coal Creek bids fair to
become trhlnlng llitiitit. We are Mill
awaiting answers to challenge.
Thf Mdlp*' AM, in eonnwtlon with
the Presbyterian church, aro having)
an lee cream social, on Friday even-1
ttu», tho 2«5»h, to rnmniftii',. at 7 )• tn
Admis*!nn free. Ic« cream mn be\
had at popular prices. Everybody)
\V». arw informed by tla> ll«v. Mr _
Stowlley, the   new    pa»»or   of   thei
Methodist  church  Iter*'  that  he    In-!
t«md» to ran a series of infix   air|
services during the *umnn r month.*.;
ttlh!i» rla»« held In connection with
Sunday nt-hoot at <!;3-0,   Kvi<ii!ujt *«rv-
lee will conrnencn at ":::«».   All «r«
Inviti'd,   iWn trust the reverend g"n-
tli-n'Mh   will  succeed  Jn   fli.tlug  th«
summer first.)
Tlie residents of this burg who hi»ld
•winning tttkeu to iim recent Alain-i
Football Club are anxiously awaiting;
nxcelpt of thoir prists, or notification
of same.
Mrs, J<Mi«-[ih   Mitchell   cam*1 hom*!
from xhe Uo»}>lul.during   \bt>   wotk j
end, where sho has heefl ttnderffolng
treatment  for inllsmstory   trouble*.
■Plwr-wwf to w»nnH  «b»» !• Ante* vt*r*e *
The Complete House Furnishers
of the Pass
Hardware Furniture
We will furnish your house from cellar to garret and at bol.
torn prices.  Call, write,'phone or wire.   AH orders given
prompt attention.
If you are satisfied, tell ethers.   If net satisfied, tsll us.
1 ts*
"The Qunttty Store'
Phone 25
Blairmore, Alta,
une tw -f. H, Mis sent lorta worn
that tbt Hoeoer mine* are to be
closed down; tbt work of diamantllng
nemo to bt commenced Immtdlately.
Needless to my, tht news ftt) on tht
camp like a bolt from the blot*, and
toottti-Mtktt rolgas Mpraae mot
business nt» tad waat ttratrt alike.
However, the main thing te not to
twrtt at far as tie wortttog t*ur it
concerned, for It only means & differ
Mt master or a vacsUoa Is tbt 0009
as t Tig.
Tht eeeeetd, la aM of Aadrow Torek
will not teorotteded with. Alltbone
■"fi?* !3fi1!2L !L*P*,,w tt tbt
parties wiw eoM uefeata
7 7/
followed to the grave by a large number of sympathisers. Ht was wtll
known and murb respected by the In-
the victims of tht Hlllcrest explosion.
Deceased was a native of Castlehtll,
Carluke. Mnarhtblre, Scotland, Ht
leaves a »Mow and Ave children to
mourn nis ron* .
William limes, snother of the un-
fortunate vlctlmt who lost bis lift ta
Itllkreat, betinged In Btgln, Scot
land. He was iweti known ta • foot-
tutti fdaver In the Pats. His mother
and efeter eesMe It malrssore. He
wat IS yeart of agt.
fltgb Hotter. taUre tf StwMt
Oeek, MaaaaaaMre, won toother vie-
Um 1ft teavee » wMtw tad ttt ber
to tsowra ftr hia.
William Oftortv t attlve of Brytt
WUaui. aged &Bout tt, ateo lost tits
life, tit bad wttktd Itr » t»«t |»
Frank Rostock, snorter of the vie-
tl»t Wh*Nto nfehetter. NeftN**
baas. Deeetted ttfrtn it ttt Royal
Artillery, he* bttt t atmbtr of tbt
•**..*..   Ai,A,   .Ai., ...,,.»   ,i,i   «'»-A.'j,   *•( !
t»k<» up **helr mid*-w*• on their ranch
In Saskatchewan.
Mr, and Mr*, im W*»ixhmtlon earn
down lo Hlllcrest on fsturdty to
awslt the finding of tbe body of  Joe
n *■*■ ,   *» .1     .'- •'■- -    t it-, -11*11
crest eiploslon. returning on WeHien-
day swroiag-
The local "deep-feMe" sre training
bard, conturoplst ing -rtrrylag off some
tf tbe spoils tt Pernio et Joly lst.
Dont foi«tt tbt iMootft plenle to
Who ta Atgast ltd.
ITtebntt tor tb* drtxw   fnr tk* fir*-
esstetger Overtatd «sr given gwtyl
f Ht. Pttel t*«g*   N«    Ik,   Ijeytlt
ttri*r et Mooaat, are   mw   on   salt.
Tickets, II cents tack,  eat  be  had
IrVOT  llw   mUVOTMS**
emmesmtmweem* peuaaeem***r
wtr-mmj-t-^t***—*   w    ^ g^fcj^jg*.
and Everything in Shoes
Our Grocery atock it complete with only the
choicest brands.   A full line of Fresh Fruits
and Vegetables always on hand.
Fresh Strawberries and Pineapples For
Sol* *g«ntafor "INVICTVft," "R1QAL,"
"K" mall* FIN1 SHOES and LECKIS'
Keep yom tiekrtt from om teA rticktnr.  Thn
grc worth 5j?cr cent •■■tiitfi whenever jiccacatod,
TIM Stor* That SAVES Toy Monty Sit   i?
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a    eije ©ioirijrit £ritaer  a
Published every Thursday evening at its office,
Pellatt Avenue, Fernie, B. C. Subscription $1.00
per year in advance. An excellent advertising
medium. Largest circulation in the District. Advertising rates on application. Up-to-date facilities
for the execution of all kinds of book, job and
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Address all communications to the District Ledger.
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Telephone No. 48       Post Office Box No. 380
This week we bury and mourn the loss of nearly
200 of our brothers. We offer to their survivors
our most heartfelt sympathy; we offer them our
every assistance in their sorrow and anguish. No
words, be they uttered ever so feelingly, no pen
picture, be it ever so graphic, can convey our feelings of sympathy. The asphodel of bitterness .and
regret is theirs. Bitterness because they, like us,
realize only too well, the sacrifice that labor
must ever make, when used to descrate and rob nature of her wealth; regret that men by our present
competitive and suicidal system of exploitation
and competition, are compelled to continue day
after day, week after week, taking the awful risks
and chances of a horrible death to secure the
means of livelihood for those they love and bring
into existence. Respect for the sorrows of the be
reaved will not permit us to attempt to describe
their sufferings. Time, the great healer, will no
doubt alleviate to a certain extent their sorrows,
•and may the hand of their fellow workers be held
out to relieve them in their distress and suffering
that must follow as a result of the breadwinners'
The catastrophe, one the most ghastly that has
ever happened in this western country, or the Dominion of Canada, came with the characteristic unexpectedness and suddenness of all such disasters.
The morning broke sunny and glorious, the miners
entered entered upon their task with usual health
and vim, for had they not been idle two days, and
did not the morrow bring that remuneration for
which the worker must ever toil and strive. No
thought, no heed; the miner can never stop to think
or dream of accidents. His occupation is such that
"lfhegetTcareless cQsregardlTf danger, an3Twere"Ee
to hesitate and consider the consequences, such hes
itation would mean the loss of the percious job and
means of sustenance.
condition peculiar to our present system, but is the
noblest ahd best of human traits, the welling and
overflowing of a great brotherly love and desire to
relieve mankind in distress. From the moment the
first tear was shed, from the moment humanity
conceived a desire to propagate its specie, there
also sprung up that purest and holiest of desires to
save—to live. Call it sentiment or attempt to con.
tradict it by the most elaborate logic—it lives and
expresses itself in our every action and the very
fact that we exist today.
Two hundred thirty-seven, hale and hearty men
and boy went down that mine—the mangled and
crushed bodies of one hundred eighty-nine have
been returned to the widows and orphans. The
bodies so torn, dismembered and crushed—so cor
nipt after their exposure in the mine that the rel
atives were denied a last glimpse even, Those
one hundred eighty-nine have been offered upon
the sacrificial altar of labor, to a desecrated and
outraged nature, who resents the intrusion of puny
humanity upon her storehouse. They are the tribute the mine worker pays for his existence. In the
very glow of the ruddy coal on our hearth is reflected the blood of thoge brave m en who have sacrificed their lives to recover from the bowels of the
earth one of the greatest necessities of civilization.
It is not fair to attach blame or censure at this
period, an dwe must certainly take exception to the
remarks of those who have at this stage attempted
to explain the cause of explosion. Those responsible for the management tnd welfare of the mine
have have always enjoyed the respect and confidence of the worker, and surely we can stay our
judgment until the evidence is in, and then if guilt
be attachable let those responsible suffer accordingly.
We would ask in the meantime that aU temper
tlieir feelings and remarks until a thorough investigation is made, and the pros and eons discussed
There ii no doubt that your officers will make arrangements Immediately to relieve such distress
as may result, and should the workers be called
upon to assist, we trust that they will, as on pre*
vious occasions, be only too ready to help Uii
needy and distressed, frae, the obligation Is upon
all but we naturally look to our fellow workers as
tbe foremost helpers.
„ It is gratifying to note that the International
nee forwarded $1,000, and were It not for the
heavy drain at present upon the International ex-
chequer nt a result of Colorado. Virginia and Ha-
nateo, this would have been much greater,
It If meet to make mention of the efforts made
by the rescue crews to recover survivors and the
dead. Pernie, Ooal Creek, Hotmer, Michel and Mc
OUlivray all seal contingents and apparatus, while
.... . * *   ,,
mm House** titMM «m tam *miwttMWMt% v«m.|»» «« aa.* m
imtd.    'ibe JktitntUt A'w. i teMMS -*** J«* /(Wmwa*
service and more than one survivor owea lite live to
tbo reeeie car men.  there was, however, few to
rescue—It was mostly a question of recovering tho
Sir George Paish, editor of the London Statist,
may be &xx economic authority, and able to inform
us very accurately as to what is required to relieve
tho present existing depression, but like many
authorities, he is able to diagnose j;hc malady hut
is hopeless as regards the cure. Sir George has
tlie following to say upon conditions existing in
Canada has reached that stage where it is time
to halt expenditure on construction and to apply
more labor and capital to work on the land and
to the production of wealth.   The mechanism created to care for production suffices to deal with at
least twice the present output.    The burdens of
interest   on   the   capital   invested   will   he   very
heavy until productive pow6r is greatly enhanced
For yeara the burden will entail stringent economy.   It is of the utmost importance that direct,
increase of productive power through placing a
large proportion of the population on the land and
in the mines be carried out with the minimum of
delay.   If these measures be adopted and directed
properly over $5,000,000,000 will be invested in
Canada within 15 years and its population double.
We are aware, and any thinking individual can
scarcely be otherwise, that "the mechanism created to care for production suffices to deal with
at least twice  the   present   output."    It  is   the
A B C of the modem student of economies that
the present condition of unemployment is caused
by over production./ Here in Pernie we have men
idle, but millions of tons of coal to mine.    The
coal is not mined for the very simple reason that
nobody requires it—there is no market.   Now, very
much the same prevails throughout the whole of
the Pass.   Some wise ones will immediately exclaim, "This is not over production; this is under
Well, consider for a minute: First, why is the
coal not required?- Because there is no need for it?
Yes. The railroads arc not moving so many trains
because they have no freight to move.   And the
Those at present owning the land would look upon
this as a- grarid opportunity to soar land values,
and the average ;wage earner would not be any
better off than hs is today-. We.have seen land
given away ,in tins country and we have seen thi?
rancher and the farmer mortgaged and tied up so
tightly that he dici not know, what he owned or
was likely to own for the next, twenty years.
Sir George may "have the ear of the captains of
industry," but'he eannot have the ear of the toiler
—we have heard him and his kind too often.
Put them on the land! Why, most of tlie workers
are tWay>, considering how they will land their
next meal!
r^pn~Wey~hav<r no freigliT to "move is~ lieeause
manufacture has ceased. In othfe'r words, we have
all we require, or enough to meet our immediate
needs, so wc just shut down for a bit and sit
around; we let things oatch up. Some will differ
and say that thero is not the development going ou
that.Jhere was some years ago. and we will agree
that this may be so. Still, it must be understood
that development work is uot. done to give mvn
employment, it is done witli a view to getting
profits. If development work is not going on it
must be bceausc development is not an immediate
requifementj it is something that can wnit^-for a
time. Still thnt does not niter the fact that thero
are men to dig tho coal and ooal to dig. The qu'ib
Ider will say: "This is not over production, it is
over development." Shades of Columbus! Tlm
world was never without discoverers!
The man who would venture into this Pass and
and tell the operators nnd mineworkers that we
ootild relieve the present dipression by placing
moro men in the mines would not receive a" very
cordial welcome. Homo would ask him to provide
a market for the present output. To talk about
"direct productivityn as a solution it like tolling
« miner to cat the coal he produces.
"linck to ihe land" is another bc whiskered ami
venerable friend, but let Hir George Paish take
a trip through the fruit lands of Canada during
the harvest time and he will find that tho majority
of thc rancher* ere kicking not about the crop,
but about what thoy g»t for it. They have
furittMl union* nnd eo-opflra-tlvc winHifM to eon*
Irol priccH and gnt ns much for a ens* of apples
or a (uu of potato*?* aii possible. Thr question
that tho rniH'licr has always uppermost in his mind
is what will his produce m\\ tor tt a profit, while
the consumer has to face the question whether
his sli'ridcr menu* ran afford it. **I)ir«»«»t increase
of |»nHlurtiv<> power through placing a large pro-
portion of the population on thf land and in th*
mines." sound* awfully easy nnd should he t*n%y
under «»>• system but our prevent n,vm(«mii. hiu!
under the chsttlc a\n\e system or under the feudal
system f|ii« ciiM have been e»wily neer»mptishe«l.
V«t an hoxv. for th* sirup!* w«nn thtt onr mnl
would be left standing in mm nnd mir wheat in lh*
ejevnton*. N'or, strange to sny, e«n It ho argued
that increased production wmild mean a ehwipen.
ing of the ****\ ot lit im.   if you think it would.
tt ■:,    A.       *       t* *»    t        .....   t      ,*..,»!,?*,        *.
Out particularly daring piece of work waa dote
by tbe five men wbo ventured Into the mine at
7:30 o« Friday night to locate flit which bad catteed
Um officials to order every man out of lbs mine.
these iii#m lork tfwfr fives fw their fcawN; ttm,
then was no lack ot volunteers, but tbey west. Ho
twaO played tbem to tbt pit mouth, uo gtttMly uul
forn adorned tbem, titer* eras no bard to sing
then pulses, ba tbey wsat aa sorely as did
Oanhgus si* hundred, lato tbe valley ef deal*;
Into tbs jaws ot bell/*
Her should be forget tbat every system r/r eon*
dltton of tortety will produce those venture!
spirits wbo wtll be tbe pkatetf* of our specie, and
suffer awonUngly   The week of rueeue is not a
,« ym-,A.
r v.
H.ir T.-viT^I
Ii ■!•■
muld mil |<r«Mlti<<  ituylhiug like ttt <■***» with our
iiu-uJfTHi .*)'a!U"3m «f wdiMtittf and bail alwajr* t«
«erioti«.ly rmi*i«ler th* tfimdttm of famine.    Wr.
t,  '*%      tt. ,,*!■     ..,*».*■     »".*rr*<«i   ■    ti**i-.: t it;*, in it    tl,,-.    ittfit     ftt
* 4 i. t
living. Jim Hill hail Sir flawfe skinne-d * gvwmt-
lion when ho said It was not th* high eott of living, but th* nm of THOU I,1VI!OT. Were we t.»
jim-fltte* moi* or* *b«>ubl bav# to e-mwnnw em**, nt
least tbat is Irtjrietl. m both th«w intelle, tnsU have
iHrir I.f iDiaui lite-ore-* shot to h*«l< *.
P-Wnoemnere n-nniilrlillg ill llie Urigitb. »i«»H(r*(l |»w»-
»fMy el#wn!#tl. IntetleH of Sir fleorg* Faith "n tho
iti-fo thnt kt me pmAmtA tor -tmrnrnpthm imUirnl
ot |Wi«   w* might *#-{•*«# tSMtdittttfM*. t»Wf io- iltm
»td mtf 'in in-mmit himedt
it th* #.*»*»*»i,«tt»,*t#> wtofHi »**r ibMtnt* pr**,,*-.*
Will he $ntv*»!ed worn to bn fffWl to tb* pe^te *f
Vomdit h* wrrhom Iti*! wb*t»*»y thejr muM rf.
tnm tr* 'ht- «.m|, *tm this wmM md Mf* mntit-m
The funeral of the victims of the Hillcrest mine
disaster took place on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, Mr. McKinnon of Coleman and Mr. Hamilton
of Passburg, assisted by the officials of the U. M.
W. of A., were in charge of the funeral arrangements. Over two thousand people joined in the
procession, including representatives from the various local unions.
Owing to the state of the bodies, it was recognized by the relatives and those in charge that
buiial should take place as speedily a? possible
Thc bodies were lying in the Miners' and Masonic
Halls, which were used as temporary morgues. The
difficulty of carrying the caskets down several
flights of steep stairs can be readily appreciated.
The little plot of ground in the centre of the town
became a scene of intense activity for the preparation of burial, the caskets' were deposited in shells
before conveying them to their last resting place.
Printed notices were distributed setting forth the
order of the procession. The various religious organizations came first, followed immediately by the
friendly societies and orders.
Despite the adverse condition of the weather,
which at times became wintry in aspect, accompanied by cyclonic winds, which raised volumes of
disagreeable dust, the Bellevue and Michel bands
bravely played the Dead March in Saul at the
head of the procession' Interment took place in
several trenches. Upwards of eighty of the Catholic faith were laid in orderly array in one of the
trenches, spaces being left for others yet to be
buried. In the next long trench were buried members of the Anglican, Methodist and Baptist denominations, amongst whom five Welshmen were
laid side by side. The Italian brothers, six in number, were buried tn one separate trench,
Odd Fellows and Orangemen, had their several
burial spots, while Mr. Frank Pearson, president of
Hillcrest Local, assisted by International Board
Member Rees, read the burial service on behalf of
the U. M. W. of A. Whilst we do not wish to particularize, we feel compelled to mention the impressive service which was held over the graves of the
five Welsh victims. The Coleman choir, assisted
by many others, gave a very effective rendering
of two Welsh hymns, and the well-known English
hymn, "Lead Kindly Light." The choir also assisted at the burial services, at one time singing
most feelingly the English hymn, "Jesus, Lover of
My Soul,'' to the tune of Aberystwyth.
The Masonic and Orangemen also conducted im-
presslve services, a large number of each order being in attendance.
It would appear that the magnitude of the disaster was paralysing in ite effect. Nevertheless,
there were many pathetic incident* at the grave*
sides. It was particularly sad to see a woman lead*
ing a smalt tot by tbe hand and carrying an infant in her anas, whilst wending her way into the
trenches, apparently friendless. In several cakes
women could ba seen standing in the trenches for
hours, beside the remains of their loved ones, mute
In their grief.
Over the grave of the Hurray family, silently
mourning, stood the only sob witb a widowed mother of seven children. Brave Mrs. T. W. Brown,
the mother of six little children, stood above tbe
trenchee, convulsed witb suppressed grief.
Many of tho victims ware formerly of Nova
Beotla, amongst whom were Pius MeNeal and Angus McQuarrey, who wtrt conveyed back to Nova
fleotla for burial, tbt Hungarian Society buried
their oomradse at Blaimore, tbt Michel band leading, rendering their services. One of tbt victims
was buried at Coleman, aad Itoomas Oorkill was
conveyed to Fernie.
(The following appeared in our special edition
of Friday night.) -
News was received in Fernie. about 10;30 a. m.
Friday that a serious explosion had occurred at
Hillcrest mines, that over 200 men were entomned
and the mine was on fire. Immediately upon receipt, of the news arrangements, were made with
the C, P. R. to run a special train with rescue apparatus and competent rescue men to the scene of
disaster. A special M. F. '&. M, train was despatched to Coal Creek to collect men and apparatus,
w.hile George O'Brien, who had just brought a
crew out of the smoke chamber at the Rescue Station when he received the news, immediately packed eight sets of Draeger apparatus) eight oxygen
cylinders and pulmotor. The C. P. R. had a special
train made up and the rescue apparatus was
speedily shipped^aboard.
The Coal Creek coach arrived at 11:55 and was
attached to C. P. R. train, which left Fernie depot
at 12:10.
The whole arrangements were carried out with a
despatch' and methodical coolness that reflects
great credit upon the training that men have received at the Rescue Station. Working with peculiar deftness that does not permit a single unnecessary movement, Geo. O'Brien, in charge of
Rescue Station, rapidly fitted and packed each
pieoe of apparatus, while the men! immediately
carried the boxes to the waiting train, There was
no shouting or ordering, but speed with deadly
Hillcrest, June 19,4:30 p. m.—(Special to District
Ledger)—An explosion occurred at the mines of
the Hillcrest colleries at 9:15 this morning. A special-train was made up at Fernie in charge of Conductor Doran of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
The British Columbia Government Draeger rescue apparatus from the Fernie station and all available apparatus of the Crows Nest Pass Coal Company at Coal Creek, also twenty-two trained men,
acting under Instructor O'Brien, of Fernie Station,
also Provincial Mines Inspectors Evans and Williams, Dr. Anderson and Nurses White and Dunn of
the Fernie hospital were brought here on the special
train. The train picked up at Hosmer and Michel
W. R, Wilson, General Manager of the Crows Nest
Pass Ooal Company, with seven trained men and
Dr. Weldon and Nurse Brady of the Michel Hospital staff.      ,*
On arrival at Hillcrest, no time was I6st by the
rescue party in hurrying to the scene of the dis
aster and putting their equipment into commie
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/one, 33.1014.
Hon A. L Sifton, Premier Alberta Govern-
ment, Bdmouton, Alt*.:
On behalf ef the mine workers of this Dis-
trict, me respectfully aad urgently request
Skat ymi mtmeiin/t w intgAal UnmiUlSBJOII to in-
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commission ad lmmtdUtely aad independently
ef tk* OmMr's Jwy.
WM. CtftAHAM, Aeting President,
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Premier liftou replied tbat tbt rtqueet
would bt grantod and a commissi appointed
(Coutlnaed from Face 4ae)
Every motor ear la tbt vMatty wm requisition
titt __u_ t___il ttt iUkttViMf tetuiiUL OdXtiei *.Mtt maiffi'nt
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asssrtaaee, wbOe tbt ttlspbet wire waa beM for
rescue wwfc euly uatll wsO lite tbe aftersae*.
TM» waa eaoef tbo maw why wen waste slow
in readriag Fesarfc
the Pvwsiaetek HmmwmmA baa five* SvLm ftUi.
img, emti mme tuspeovtr wm ist miwatmm m tu
betta, authority to pmrtfie lev tht dependent fan
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W. HILLMAN      -
The scene at the pit mouth beggars description.
Hundreds of tear-stained, anxious-faced women and
children are awaiting some news of their loved one,
who so recently left them.
Two hundred twenty men entered the mine this
morning, but so far only twenty have been brought
out alive, most of whom were unconscious and
were revived by the Draegar apparatus and pul-
motors, and twenty-three lifeless bodies have been
brought out up to the present time, leaving one
hundred and eighty-two men who are still entombed.   '.
Robert Levitt of Bellevue, one of the rescue
party, was overcome when he became separated
from the main force, but recovered sufficiently to
reach the surf aot, and will be all right within a few
Thomas Oorkle, well known In Fernie and Michel,
is reported as being dead, but up to tht present his
body has not been recovered.
Tht Alberta Provincial rasout car No. 1, in charge
of D. 8. Hyslop, aad one hundred trained man, la
charge of Superintendent James of the Alberta
Provincial Government arrived on tbt scene at
10 o'clock, within forty-five minutes of tht disaster.
All available doctors and nurses from Pincher
Creek, Burmis, Passburg aad Bellevue have beta
hurried to tbt scene, and twA men rescue trains
from Canmore aad Lethbrldg^ art oa their way.
Hillcrest, June 19, 4 p. m.-(8pedal to Distriot
Ledger)—Exploaion occurred about 9:15. Two
hundred twenty men went lato tbt mine tbls mora,
lag; twenty of tbem got out immediately after tbt
explosion. Up to the present Uoe about forty have
been brought out dead, and It would appear tbat
there Is very Utile hope for tbott ia tbt mint bow.
Tht nteat aarUtt from OtlaauuL Alta.. bad Pernio
•awmtmwr •I'WF-iiw   vwt ar*^^*^  aeta wrw^w-   ^rawwn^mm^twtte^  ^Faw*^^^'.jf  *^w-^w^^ ■) wrw omaewt
aad Ooal Creek, are working hard.
George Wilde, wtll known ia Pernie and Michel.
wvmsp wewmm *ufw  •awp #^a-**PGt  Ur-aaw wemeeimftom^ -memwmo     •awp .aa^aww
tf tbt txploeton wat terrific aad wrecked tbt
haulage tagtat boose, situated about 100 feet from
tht mine. luperinUndent Quigley aad Pit Beta
Taylor art among theae la tlw mine at tbt present
■fbo ■ftdtmtdmw om-mmmd tw em* amntdntotWHnm *V
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tWwmm mmttdnt OttttmammttemS
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HJJkTeet, Alta* laat 19.—U would seem aa
though tht Irfm Reaper wtrt somewhere ateoneed
tod of death ia ao spam a population as is fouad
within a radius of three milse bas probaMy beta
the greatest la tht aaaals of history. First there
waa tha tMvifie disaster uonalarlv kaowa ai Ami
wweem   wm^   emmw-wmim   wmmmwmni^mi   mwnmmmmww^    em^^mww^ mow   *^^ww
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eamt tht met grtat aeeideat la Alberta's history
ta the nearby eoai eamp ef BeUevut. when thirty
om paM tbe prfoe tattdeat to wtadag toil, aad
aow today tht eatlrt community Is ftutkeSlf bo-
aambsi by tht aaaaillaf iHmilir tlmt haa vMtad
this tntwhOt ftoHaat easap tm buudred, ta
ivooai mrnkmn, wQI U tha kteat mtdftfon to tha
rrrsrt ciwuahlee tf rtttat years. Wo tat ttotpa
teedgbt la HUkrest, aavt these whttt sleep kaowa
Oa every side there are
TO H08MER, B. C.
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Tht following Is t list of unldsntl-
fltd and thoss still In tht mint:
John Ironmonger
John Toth
William Outhrow
Henry Monty
Nia KcftulUn
Arnold Varley
Joe Atkinson
B. Oeeperine
Henry Proiak
John Pranctuk
Leonard Jones
Barry ADen
Hugh Sttvtatea
Arthur Orowther
Oaarm Bamborontb
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Jewel Bdey
Herman Varley
Bttlene ChsWdon
Edmund Deraey
Vrbaao VMla
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Trtd WpasitiSt
Mike OUaiU
BDkt Pedorak
Haj^fa link
George Wilde
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ntlotlf Ytadoa
Paddy Dajay
L. J. Toth
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John Davidson, Jr.
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of the fearful mental anxiety which tells in lan-
.gnage stronger than words can portray, they who
this morning went, blithely to work are mourned
by loved ones who will never see them again this
side, of the Great.Divide. Great credit should be
accorded the C. PR. and its employes, for the
rapid trip that was made from, Fernie. A special
train was despatched at 10 minutes past 12, and the
following time as the various stations were passed,
is sufficient proof of the service given. Hosmer,
12:19; Michel, 12:48; and despite the heavy grade
after McGillivray was passed at 1;31, the train was
.speeding swiftly through Crows Nest and only
forty-five minutes later the mines were reached,
making a total run in the remarkably fast time of
one hour and fifty minutes.
As an evidence of the terrific force of the explosion, the engine house at the south entry is simply
a pile of debris, the roof of which was blown off
and carried a distance of forty feet and the end
wall facing the pit mouth, eight inches thick and
sixteen feet high, was entirely demolished: A
large hoisting engine was blown out of alignment
and it crank shafts badly bent. A deposit of coal
dust covers everything in the vicinity of one
.hundred and fifty feet, in thickness varying from
one fo three inches and caked somewhat after the
consistency of swallows' daub, and another pecu<
liarity of this dust is the fact that it was absolutely
dry: Upon interviewing one who was fortunate
enough to escape and asking him to give in his own
words a description of the explosion, he replied:
"It was just like the crack of a cannon, add
without the slightest warning."
Many willing and capable workers held themselves in readiness to do all that was humanly possible, but it was deemed advisable to suspend making any search for the bodies, because of the existence of fires. However, a company of trained men
volunteered to take their lives in their hands with
a view of saving others, and upon reaching the
deep came hack and stated that they would continue the work of mercy.
Exploring parties are at work wherever possible,
and from time to time bodies are being recovered
and brought out. There has been a continual surge
into the camp all day; some attracted by idle curi
osity, but many on a mission of fear and hope-
fearful that their beloved ones were among the
dead,1 and still hoping that they might be saved.'
A telegram has been received that President Mac-
Xie of the Hillcrest Collieries Company has left
Montreal on a special train and is making all haste
io reach the scene of the disaster.
■" A detail of the Lethbridge fire brigade are also
here to render whatever assistance needed. A
special meeting of the unions in the vicinity to make
to investigate the actual condition of the survivors.
Late, yesterday afternoon he communicated with
Commissioner Reid, stating over the long distance
'phone that some of the people were absolutely des-
titue; The mayor gave a big order for grocreies,
which was filled by the local'merchants, and an
order for a carload of flour. The Taylor and Ellison mills both came to the rescue of the people in
need, and donated fifty sacks of flour each. Tbe
remainder of the carload was guaranteed by the
city, and it'was sent over tbe rails last night along
with a full carload of groceries, handled jointly by
the city and the miner's relief committee. The
shipment was the first actual and material relief
forwarded to the scene of the disaster, and the council is now awaiting Mayor Hardie's word for more.
It is thought that the relief sent by the city, will
total $1,000. <
Hillcrest, Alta., June 24.—Though the poignancy
of grief caused by the disaster in the mme last.,Fri
d»y morning is still plainly evident in nearly every
face met on the streets of this camp, the town i-s
beginning to assunw a mqre normal attuudq. Everyone is now waiting for the inquest, which comes
off on July 7. The Miners' Union is busy gathering a mass of testimony which will be submitted at
the inquest, and it is generally conceded that the
outcome of the coroner's inquest will have a distinct bearing on the future of the coal mining- industry in the Pass camps.
The C. P. R. is carrying food and clothing to the
sufferers, and relief is beginning to come in from
many places. Relief arrived this morning from
It is expected that .an official list, the first since
the disaster, will be handed out by the mine officials
this afternoon. Heretofore, it has been impossible
to secure a list, the officials having been too busy
with the work of recovering the bodies to prepare
one.—Lethbridge Herald.
Lethbridge, June 24.—Salvation Armyists of
Lethbridge havo been particularly hard hit by the
two big disasters of the past month. The Empress
catastrophe claimed four victims from the Army in
this city, and it has now been learned that the late
bandmaster, W, Galamore, was one of the unfortu
nate 196 who lost their lives in the Hillcrest mine
Messages of Condolence
King Expresses Sympathy
Today the Governor-General received the following message from King George:
"t am grieved to hear through the press of tbe
terrible disaster at Hillcrest coal mine by which it
is feared many hundreds have lost their lives.
Please express my deepest sympathy with the sufferers and also with the families of those who have
Hon. Lewis Harcourt, Colonial Secretary, sent
the following message:
"Please convey to your ministers an expression
of deep sympathy from His Majesty's Government
and people of Canada in the colliery disaster. "*
David Rees, Hillcrest:
Message received. Deplore great disaster
that caused death of so many of our people,
and hasten to extend my deepest sympathy to
the bereaved ones who are left to mourn.
David Rees, Fernie:
We are filled with sorrow on account of
awful explosion at Hillcrest mine. Will send
one thousand dollars to aid bereaved families.
Wire answer where and to whom we should
send this money.   Answer quick.
Sec'y United Mine Workers.
Wm. Green, Secretary Mine Workers, Indianapolis, Ind.:
President White's message of sympathy and
yours received. Have conveyed same to Hillcrest people. I beg to extend the gratitude of
the bereaved families for the expression of
sympathy received, also for your kind consideration in forwarding one thousand dollars, es:
pecially considering the heavy drain on the
National exchequer at this time.
lErangements fOr the burial of the victims will be
called. Officers of District 18 are also on the
spot! Coroner Pinkney of Blairmore has empanelled a special jury of ten which-convenes tomorrow for a preliminary hearing. The inquest is to
be held July 2nd. Many of the 'victims were> so
badly disfigured that it was only Ay trinkets that
they could he identified. Ohe individual was
found with a very large .sum .of .money on his
body, which he was evidently carrying for safe
The Hillcrest Colliery Company and the Canadian Pacific Railway are employing a force of men
in digging graves and are supplying all caskets.
demolished Hoist House, 100 Feet From
Hlllcrest, Alta., June 20.—One of the few surviv-
ors has had a most unusual experience, having been
in two previous disasters, and in those as well as
this last one escaped without injury. William
Guthrow, who is a miner well known throughout
Crow's Nest Pass, as wtll as in the coal fields of
Nova Bcotia, stated this morning tbat he was working at the time of the explosion on the north side
in north entry and it would be about 9:80 when he
beard a noise that sounded much like a blown-out
shot, although he realised or rather sensed that
something was wrong, but did not anticipate that
it waa anything extraordinarily serious, because he
waa not knocked out. . When starting te make his
escape, bt slipped, lost his lamp, caught his foot ia
a frog, aad in order to sxtrioate it, he was com-
pelled to take off bit shot. Scrambling along as
best he could in tht dark, ht mat foul air down
tht bottom of first north, and just when he was
ntaring collapse, a breath of freeh air wafted his
faot, and knowing that tht air had been reversed,
wai quickly restored to normal. After reaching
tbt mouth of tbt mine In aaftty and reporting aim
.Ottawa, June 23.—Arrangements were made to
day by the Government to furnish free transportation over tbe Intercolonial to those accompanying
bodies going to Nova Scotia from the Hillcrest disaster. The arrangements were made at the request
of J. D.. McNiven, of the department of labor,
who was sent to Hillorest to represent the Government. He wired six bodies were leaving for Nova
Scotia, and the O. P, R. had arranged for transportation as far as St, John. The government at once
arranged for transportation to destination. Mr.
McNiven reported that the scenes at Hillcrest were
almost indescribable, and that liberal assistance is
Medicine Hat, Alta., June 21, 1914.
Mr. A. J. Carter, Secretary U. M. W of A.,
Dist. 18, Fernie, B. C:
Dear -Sir and Erother:—The Executive Officers of the Alberta Federation of Labor are
deeply grieved over the distressing calamity
which occurred on Friday at Hillcrest mine.
Shocking as was the loss of life in the sinking
of the Empress of Ireland but a few days ago,
the Hillcrest disaster touches our hearts'to
thT extremity of sympathetic sorrow, inasmuch
as this holocaust has occurred under our very
eyes and the victims are of ourselves—the wage
earners and wealth producers of Alberta.
Kindly convey to your colleagues, to the
surviving members of Hillcrest Local, and to
the families of the unfortunate victims the
keen sympathy of thousands of working men
of Alberta as expressed herewith through .the
Alberta Federation of Labor.
President Jones, of the Federation, has been
this day instructed to proceed immediately to
Hillcrest as representative.of tbe Federation,
to lend assistance on behalf of the Federation
in any possible manner in this hour of sadness and distress.  Fraternally yours,
B. M. Bellamy, Secretary.
JPete Oommiso, who was reported among the dead,
had the experience of reading his own obituary on
one of the coffin plates. Pete was one of the first
out and is highly pleased with his escape.
J, O. Jones, President of the Alberta Federation
of Labor, was in Hillorest on Saturday. J. 0. had
many friends among the Hillcreit boys and wu
secretary of the Local for some years. He feels
very keenly the catastrophe that has created so
many widows and orphans aad robbed bim of many
a fritnd. Mr. Jonas was present on behalf of tht
A. P, of L. and was instructed to render all the assistance possible by that body.
William Grafton was standing oa tbe steps of
John F. Stirling, Hillcrest:
Ara directed by His Royal Highness, the Governor General, to convey to the people of Hillorest the sincere sympathy of himself and the
Duchess of Oonnaught on account of the recent
terrible calamity. Please see that this conveyed to tbe publio in some way, as well as the
sympathy of Mrs. Bulyea and myself.
tbe Southern Hotel, Bellevue, when ht noticed
self, he hastened to Vie home, where ht doffed bis I smoke issuing from tht pit mouth. Ht immediately
pit clotbee, took a bath, a short sleep and tben re-■ rang up tht HUlcreet exchange aad inquired what
turned to do all he oould to aid others. Tbeabovelwas wrong at the mine. He was informed that all
is practically tht experience given by all who were Iwas 0. K., but aot being satisfied, suggested that
fortunate enough to got out alive. Ithey make Inquiries.  It was not, however, until
Coroner P. M. Pickney, of Blairmore, empanelled | tome tea minutes later that the mint whistle blew
John P. Stirling, Ohlef Inspector of Mines, Hillcrest, Alta.:
Accept sympathy in face of appalling disaster, If I can do anything let me know.
llts warning.
Arthur B. Parmer
John Thomas
John Sbanal
Harry Smith
William Goodwin
the following Jury:
J. W. Oreeham
Charles Puchs
E. Boil McKensic
Thomas Duncan
Oeorte Orafton
Tm etene tmtff mmm. iim t-nmom, m piete*j
iaary to tht iaqueet, to be held on tbe 7th of July.l
Deeming It advisable, under circumstancee, tbe ling lighter than air (sp. gr-»,6), this gas is found
landlord of tbe HUlerest Hotel Is temporarily un-|t,m the roof of workings, aad Is difficult of de-
ilLa',, »*Um* #*& •mMkumlttotim witaout tbt aid of a lamp, owing to its ah-
stronger than W. J. Bryea ooektaQs. Isence of color, taste, or smell.  (2) Black or choke
Tht bodtee ait now being recovered much morel damp, carbon dioxide (002) is, on tbe other hand,
rapidly than to tbe start, u egress is obtainable Ibeavier than air, and eo settles near tbe ground. It
now by two exits. Up to tbe present writing there |u ootMxplovitt, but will not support combustion
art approslmataly oat bunded fifty bodies teem-Wnt Tf fe ff present iu the proportion of fourteen per
ered, bat a number of theee still await id«tifica-|eent. in the air    (S) Oarbon monoxide (00) is
Vancouver, B. 0., June 10,1014.
A. J. Carter, Secretary, Miners' Headquarters,
Penile, B. 0.:
Vancouver Trades and Labor Council, on
behalf of organised workera of Vancouver,
extends deepest sympathy to District Eighteen
aad particularly to the miners of Hlllcrest
Union, In the terrible disaster which has fallen
upon your District today.
Vice President.
Tbt chief danger ia ooal mines Is dot to tbt pres-|
leaee of gases, given off by coal and other compon-
Itnti of the coal-bearing strata, or produced by thai
I firing of explodvee. Tht most oommon of these!
jam three ia number. (1) Firedamp, or marsh]
gat (OH) forms a highly explosive mixture with air I
I when la proportion of about tta per oral to it Bel
Lethbridge, laat 34-—That tht cily of Leto
bridge, a artaiag town, Is cogniant ef tht widows*
aid orphans' needs of the village of HOTerert, Is
orhbmt tmm tht fat thlf BlUjrur Htafr.1i tuny
till to tht vmnWmtn waa promptly fulfilled!when present in the afr Hi sufficient quantities, tx
ami despatched late test Bight. Ipiodet oa contact with a flame.-Nelson's Bneyelo.
Mayer HanUe waa eeat to HUJcrset ea Monday
produced by tbe firing of explosives, tbe spoatoa
I tout eombntleu tf eeat or tht txaloehm of fir-*.
a tvwt  wm*wm*o*eeee^^m*ww   mrm   wptf   wo    tts*   VM|riweiVH   wa>    aa»eP^
damp. It destroy* life tf la tht proportion of oat
per ttai la tht autoepbtrt. Spontaneous corabus-
Ition takes place hi certain mines where tht eoal Is
[peculiarly eb»erb«nfc *f oxygen.  Ooal daft, also,
Ottawa, June 22.—J. S. C. Hudson of the department of mines, has left for Hillcrest, Alta., at the
request of Prof. R. W. Brock, deputy minister, to
look into the causes -of the recent disaster.
Mr. Hudson is an expert who has made a special
study of mine accidents and their causes. He was
principally responsible for the new law relating to
explosives passed by the Dominion Government.
The Dominion government does not propose to conduct a general inquiry into the cause of the accident, but will leave that to the Provincial Government. All possible information will be gathered
with the object of preventing accidents of a similar
nature in the future.
Thomas Parry and J. Hilling, who were among
the rescue party that came from McGillivray with
General Manager Hillock, of the McGillivray Coal
and Coke Co., in describing their experiences to
the Ledger man, stated that they entered the mine
and explored a large portion of same Down in
the lower levels of No. 1 slope they found the mine
in bad shape, timbers being blown out in all directions and caves everywhere, and experienced considerable difficulty in traveling. They located one
small fire, but the ventilation was good, and there
was no difficulty in extinguishing it. On their
journey they passed fifty or sixty dead bodies uncovered, while they noticed many partly covered
with coal and debris. In some cases it was only an
arm of leg protruding, while in other cases it was
part of the body. The dead looked as though they
had been covered with tar, sweat and dust. The
condition of those bodies where the gas had commenced to work was sickening and several of the
party were compelled to refrain from looking.
General Manager Hillock, however, did not permit
anyone to linger, as they were looking for signs of
life; they could not succor the dead. Most Of the
dead, said Parry, appeared to have been killed in
stantly, and their bodies were horribly burnt and
William Touhey, shot lighter, Michel, also seen
by our representative, stated that this was his
fourth experience of coal mine explosions. He
did not think the mine was badly damaged, in spite
of the terrific force of the explosion. Most of the
men appeared to have been killed by gas, although
there was no doubt that they had been rendered
unconscious by the force of the explosion. Mr.
Touhey was present at the Banfurlong (Lanes.)
explosion in 1906, when twenty-four men were
killed; the Maypole (Lanes.) explosion in 1908,
when eighty-four were killed; the Preoria (Lanes.)
While we have no official news,
there is a press rumor that the strike
on the Island has been called off.
Whether this be true or not, we do not
care to venture an opinion, 'but having ■
regard to the number of men. on
strike and the present state of,unemployment at the coast and on the Island, we would strongly advise all
workers to stay away from that portion of the country, until they hear
A very pretty wedding took place in
the English Church, Fernie, on Wednesday afternoon, June 24th, the Rev.
D. V. D. Robertson officiating, when
Miss Margaret Stevens was united in
marriage to -Mr. James Taylor, both o£
Pernie. The church was very beautifully decorated iu white, and the aride
locked very pretty, dressed in ivory
satin. After the wedding ceremony,
a large number of guests assein>bled at
the home of the brioes parents, nni
a very enjoyable evening was spent by
all present. The happy couple left
on the midnight train for Spokane,
where they intend to spend a -week or
so honeymooning, when they will return to Fernie and take up their future home.
•The bride was the recipient of many
handsome and useful gifts, which
shows the esteem In which she Ks held
by her many friends.
-The following meetings have been
arranged ,for Comrade T. Conner.
Provincial Organizer for the Socialist Pary of Canada: Hosmer, Saturday night; Coal Creek, Sunday, 3 p.
m.; Fernie, Sunday night, 8 p. m., in
the hall; Michel, Monday night; Corbin, Tuesday night; Coleman Wednesday night.
explosion, 1910, when 348 were killed, and the Hillcrest disaster. He was with tho Michel rescue contingent, and has had considerable experience in
rescue work in the old country.
While he acknowledged that the men were being
well trained in the use of the apparatus, Mr.
Touhey thought they have much to learn before
they could be considered thoroughly proficient rescue men. The confusion that was likely to arise as
the result of using two different patterns of appa
ratus was also to be deplored.
Wm. Mazey, with the Ooal Creek contingent, had
a remarkable experience, and one that amplifies
the contention that many were instantly killed.
Sitting in one of the shelters, or manholes, in an
entry to the north of No, 3, was a man with a piece
of bread in his hand and his mouth agape, as
though in the act of biting. So real and life-like
did he appear that Masey could scarce believe him
Program of Events
'Lacrosse—Fernie   vs.  Cranbrook.
Half mile bicycle race
100 yard miners' race.
Ladles' race.
High jump.
Married men's race—100 yards.
Sawing competition.
One mile open.
100 yards open.
Chopping competition.
■Broad jump.   ■
Two mile motor cycle race.
Pooy race? best two of three heats.
440 yard race. open.
Horse race, five-eighth mile dash.
'Boys' bicycle race.
Squaw race.
'Mile dash, open.
Relay race.
'Baseball tournament.
The    baseball    competition    commences immediately on conclusion of
lacrosse match.  If four or more teams >
are entered, first   games   will   be   of
seven innings only; final game to   be
played out, ,         	
—'RetajrTjrce—fl'wo—ortnnree   noraeST"
optional.   Loop cinch to be used, saddles on the ground to start.   One man
and rider with each team.
'Boxing contest—Middleweight chain-,
plonshlp of Canada.   BHly Weeks   ot'
Vancouver, vs. Joe Uvanni, of Rome,
X. Y.   Preliminaries start 8:30 p.m.,
at Kcrnie arena.
The Athletic Assoclatloil have made
arrangements with the Coal Company
for a special train for thc Coal Creek
•people to-.attend the Dominion Day
celebration. The train will leave Coal
Creek at 9:30 a. m.
Glace Bay, N, 8, June 93,1014.
A J, Carter, Secretary United Mine Workers
of America, Fernie, B. O.r
At a publie matting of miners, hald her*
last night, following resolution was passed:
"Resolved that this netting of miners instruct the officers of District No. SO to Wirt
onr deep regrets at tbe disaster and sympathy
for tbt bereaved farailiee at Hlllcrest; aad wt
further instruct then to write the officials of
tbe Dominion Ooal Compnny to make immediate arrangements for • voluntary collection
to bt taken np from their employes for tbt benefit of the bereaved families at Hilkmt."
Olaoe Bay, E B. lane 32,1914.
Idttor District Ledger, Fernie, B, O.:
I join with tbt comrades of tbt Glace Bay
Local of tbe Socialist Party of Canada and
many others of Ibis vicinity In tending sympathy and condolence to the relatives and fellow erorkers of the Hillcrest disaster.
The Lethbridge oar with six rescue crews arrived
early in the afternoon. Everything humanly possi
ble was done and there were nurses, doctors and
helpers in abundance. The explosion, which must
have knocked everyone In the mine senseless, where
it did not kill outright, was terrific, many men hav.
Ing limbs blown off and disemboweled, while the
position and condition of many of the dead would
indicate that, rendered unconscious by the explosion, they were poisoned by the deadly oarbon
monoxide before regaining consciousness.
Whole families have been wiped out, one partic-
uplarly sad case being tbat of the Murray family,
father and three sons being among the dead. Three
of tbe Petrie family are also among the dead.
The saddest feature about the disaster is the
number of married men,  Thomas William Brown,
|tvho had contributed to the Ledger columns for
some time ts among the dead. He loaves a wife and
six children.
Although special details of R N. W. M. Police
are on the spot to maintain order, hot their services
are a sinecure. The whole camp is too daned and
oenumoeo witn horror to think oi disorder.
There were many stories to tell of the dead, but
few rescued to give their experience, All thoie interviewed, however, were of the opinion that most
of the men were rendered senseless by shock and
aftcrwardt poisoned hy carbon monoxide.
Bob Levett, of Bellevue, was overcome through
the mouthpiece of bis apparatus becoming di*
placed and was brought ont by T. Jewell and
Sandy Nicol. When first brought out It was
thought he was beyond recovery, bnt after working
KomeUme, the doctors noticed signs of life, and be
was event n«Hy brought back by the aid of tbe pol
motor. This is Bob's second experience of mint
ttmm, he having been one of tbe party engaged In
rescue work during Uie explosion at Belltme In
"The Staepard of the Hills." tbe
dramatization of Harold Boll Wright's
novel, which holds the record for tbe
largest sales of uny American wyk of ,
fiction, which has been made by Mr.
Wright, with the assistance of BUbry
W, Reynolds, will be seen at the
Grand, .Monday, June 20th.
The scenes of the piny aro laid
among tho Oaark mountain of Missouri. It Is n story of the hills and
the simple life, yet It has plenty of
excitement and an fir of mystery that
will hold the auditor from beginning
to end.
The story has to do with th<> father
of an artist, who, tired of city Hfo,
goes into tho Ozarkti for peace and
quietude, He learns of n prlevoun «ln
committed by his son, whom be
mourns as dead. The son hnd visited
the hills some years before, when he
f«ll In love with a simple country
girl. Ho painted her picture, and
when he went back to tho city, de-
sorting tho girl, he earned tnmo Imt*
citUHtt of the minus. Tho girl, desert-
sorted and brokenhearted, dies, leaving behind her n half-witted son.
There are several character* whose
quaint humor It n decided novelty.
Taken es « whole, the play promise*
(o prove a refreshing rttsng-p from the
general run of dramatic attractions
thl* f<-aaon.
A dance will lm given by tlm <lub on
tbe tut of July tn the Social I »t Hill,
Gentlemen, tl Mi*: ladle*, .VW". lee
cream nnd cake will be served tree',
dancing '" •i-ommence «t 9 p. m.
Kverybody voted the l«»t one a grost
•««•««»», but the l**t of July dance will
b* u hummer.
A urtHt'al meeting of plnyr* and all
Inter-Hited, will be U«dd iu the club
hull »t I t». m.
For **\»n d»v» ott*r tt»#» mawinere
nf ihi' tiAittr*' w|v<»* and rhildwi a*
Ludlow, April t'^vh the Xtale ni!lltj«
of r-oloreidfl" mmlt' franH<' effort* tn
*H,t*t*t*Hi ib** rbnrr*tl ner-He* nt ttrftf
victim* lying In the l|ttl*> c-Hlnr* 5>e-
lu'-itU Hu- Imrnt'd t»nu>».
Mlnl*t<«r« of ih<- Uomxd. bcurern of
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lit tk* tirra oi n revolution when innf
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tin* iriHf'ii «nnh' 'n -,)•>•»■• ror wtt-h
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htittivui remain*.
Hut  .?  na* t«»o lai*.
Tlie AiiH-riCiii! '.uirkiji-K jw-ople wero
Aii .-trrwd int'»»!on of the State of
i,olor»','» for th** i»'iriH,»*"" td <*ni»hind
the mil*!ist  wa* imnvin'-nt and wmiM
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Local Dnion Directory, Dist. 18,U.M.W. A
No. 2314
Meet first and third Fridays,
Minere' Hall, Fernie; second and
fourth Fridays, Club Hall, Coal
Creek. Sick Benefit attached.—T.
Uphill. Sec, Fernie, B. C.
No. 2497
ite*?,t every Sunday at 2.30 in K.
P. Hall, Main Street   Sick Benefit Society attached.—W. Balderstone, Sec, Box 63, Hosmer, B. C.
No. 2334
Meet every Sunday afternoon
at 2 o'clock tn Crahan's HaU.
Sick Benefit Society attached.—
H. Elmer, Sec.
No. 138?
Meet  every  Sunday.   Siclr and
Accident  Benefit Society attached.—Michael  Warren,  S«c.  Can-
more, Alta.
No. 1058
Meet second and fourth Sunday
in month.   Sick and Benefit Society attached.—J. Gorton, Sec.
No. 2227
Meet every alternate Sunday at
2.S0   p.m.   in   the   Opera   House,
Coleman.—J.  Mitchell,   Sec,  Box
105, Coleman.
No. 29
Meet every Tuesday evening at
7 o'clock ln the Bankhead Hall.
Sick and Accident Benefit Fund
attached.—Frank Wheatley, Fin.
Sec, Bankhead, Alta.
- No. 1189
Meet every Friday evening at
7.30 in Miners' Halt. Sick and
Accident Benefit Society attached.—Frank Barrlngham, Sec, Box
112, Coalhurst P. O.
No. 2633
Meet every alternate Sunday at
2.30 p.m. in the Opera House,
Coleman.—J. Johnstone, Sec
No. 2352
Meet every second *d fourth
Sunday of each month at 2 p.m.
In Slovak Hall. Sick Benefit Society attached.—Thos. G. Harries,
Sec, Passburg, Alta.
No. 949
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.
No. 2829
Meet every first and third Sunday of each month at 10 a.m. In
Union Hall. Mable Leaf. No Sick
Society.—Thos. G. Harries. Sec.
Passburg, Alta.
No. 574
Meet every Wednesday evening
at 7.30 in Miners' Hail, 12th Avenue North.—L. Moore, Sec.-Treas.
No. 431
Meet every Sunday at 2.30 p.m.
In   the   Socialist   Hall. —James
Burke,   Sec,   Box   36,   Bellevue,
No. 481
Meet every first and third Sunday at Lyric Hall, 3 p.m.—John
Loughran, Sec
No. 2877
Meet every second Sunday at 2
o'clock in the Club  HaU.    Sick
Benefit   Society   attached.—Geo.
Elms, Sec, Corbin, B. C.
No., 3026
Meet every Sunday afternoon,
2.30,   at  Boarding  House.    Sick
and   Accident. Fund attached.—
Max Hutter. Sec
No. 1263  .
Meet Sundays, after each pay
day, at Miners Hall. Sick and
Benefit Society attached.—B
Morgan, Secretary.
The morning passenger train -from
the east on Monday morning brought
In the body of J. H. Sobdell, who was
killed by tjiat train at about 10:37,
tour miles east of Fernie, The body
•vyas (badly mutilated and was held in
the baggage room pending the arrival
of the Coroner, who later permitted its
removal to the undertaker. The deceased was about 35 years ot age and
of Austrian nationality. Three five-
dollar bills and a letter to the 'Dominion Land Office of Edmonton, ln which
the writer iwas making a complaint
about 'wages owing by his previous
employer, were all that was found in
his possesion.
On IMonday evening Coroner Wilkes
held an inquiry, the following constituting the jury:
S. Graham, John Janiceh, Joe Smith,
Pat Lynch, ..Mark Owen and Alfred
After hearing the evidence of the
train *rew it would appear that the
train was coming around a curve at
the spot where deceased was killed.
The engineer could not see the mau
from his side, but the fireman happened to catch a glimpse of the man and
shouted to the engineer. The latter
immediately applied the emergency,
brakes and the train was pulled up.
The conductor and engineer -went
back and discovered the body lying
beside the track, apparently dead.
After examining same, it was taken
aboard and brought to Fernie. The
jury, after carefully considering the
evidence, returned the following verdict:
•We find that, the deceased, J, H.
'Sobdell, came to his death iby ibeing
struck by locomotive No. 2590, C. P.
JR., on a curve about four miles east
of Fernie, OB. C, the time being 10:37
a. m., June 22, 1914.
iWe find from the evidence placed
before us <that the deceased, J. H.
Sobdell, came to his death in a 'purely
accidental manner, and- that the train
orew in charge of said train are en-
entirely exonerated from all blame and
The new pastor of the English
Church bas arrived and taken up his
dudes. ;
Dan Hall, who was operated on by
Dr. Weldoa for appendicitis, is progressing very. aattsfSactorily.
-. / y"   ' ,
• iThe Odd) Fellows have contributed
$10.00 toward prizes lor July 1st, alBO
the.iM-ooae have contributed $10.00, for
a sipecial lady's prize.
We are informed thai the mines will
work steadier from now on, tbe coal
company having secured several large
iRev. W. IM. Walton* of the Church of
England here, leaves Friday for bis
new charge at Banff. Alta., and the
Rev, D. V. D. Robertson ot Summer-
land, B. C, succeeds him litre.
A number of compkii.m lave been
received during tte ro'i'-v*.* of the
week, anent the na-isber of_ persons
who use thd sidewalk ah a bicycle
rack. As this is. becoming a dangerous nuisance, we trust those in authority will take the necessary steps
to prosecute those guilty oi this dan-
gt-rous praotlce. '
His Hultb ll A TiriHi Stiti UItH
Hi M "FmlU-tim??:^
Here are a few claims we bave paid of late
(The "OCEAN" is the Largest ACCIDENT Company in the
The "OCEAN" PATS DAILY over $15,000 for ACCIDENTS
Ocean Accident & Guarantee Corp. Ltd, of London Eng,
A. B. CAMPBELL, Dist. Agent
Miners'Union HaU Block       -       Fernie, B.C.
Saturday Specials
Beef Boils
Pork Sausages
Fresh Cooked Tripe
Alberta Creamery Butter
10o lb.
1 Bo Ib.
70o 2 lbs.
Every description of Sausage and  potted
Meat made on the premises by Expert
Wc Kill Thc Finest Ranch
Fed Cattle
Eckstein Blk.,  Fernie
Mr. R. Spruston, of Michel, who
journeyed to Quebec to recover the
bodies - of his sister, brother-in-law
and their children (Mr. and Mrs. L.
'Morton) had an experience there that
•he n-ever wishes to repeat. Relating
his experiences to our correspondent,
Mr. Spruston stated that the C. P. R.
officials did all that lay ln their power to facilitate the recovery of bodies
and the identification of same. The
scenes he witnessed were heart rending ami beyond description; people
were distraught with grief. One case in
particular .where two fathers were
claiming the body of one child; one
holding either end of the c§sket. The
■body <was eventually restored, to tne
same "by a certain peculiarity of the
<Mr. Spruston was talking to one of
the survivors, and on questioning him,
the man informed him that he saw
Mn. Morton witb her baby standing
on deck, and that th* baby was
waBhed out of -her arms; immediately
afterwards .Mrs. Morton disappeared.
The anguish and suffering of some
waa so intense tbat they became demented and had io bo -placed \ind,er
guard. To use Mr. 8pru«ton's own
words, "He had an experience tbat
he never wished to undergo again."
He never rested properly the whole
time he was there, while (be 0. P. R.
Hotel was like an asylum, the extreme
grief of some wbleb found expression in
crying and moaning for their loved
ones iwas awful, 'He stayed until tbe
C. P. R. officials gave out that there
was no further hope of recovering
bodies, and then returned witb a
heavy heart, knowing tbat be waa
leaving tbe husband and children of
his sister unrecovered.
"I would have given all I poiweeB,"
aald 'Mr. -Spruston, "to bave been aible
to bring tbem beck and bave buried
tbem ln their last resting place In
Fernie together. I left a 'photogmph
ot iny sister's -husband and children
with the authorties and received their
assurance that should their bodies be
recovered they would Immediately
wire and bave tbe bodies shipped on
to Pernie."
When seen by our correspondent,
Mr. 8-prunton was completely worn
out, and immediately after the funeral
took train to Michel.
Beaver Creek, June 21.—The District Ledger Extra was the "first official news of the terrible mine explosion at Hillcrest to reach Beaver
Mines. The fact that District Ledgers
containing the news as late as 4:30 on
Priday evtyiing from Hillcreefr iwere
being distributed at noon next day at
Beaver was surely gains some,
. Soon after 10 on Friuuy morning a
message was received ;it the company's office asking thn help ibe sen,t
to Hillcrest, and in less than half an
hour the whole- of the officials, including Sam IMcVicar, manager; Dave
Muir, pit (boss; John Crawford and
Tom Davie, fire bosses'; Bob Brown,
master mecha-nic; W. T. Hamilton, ex-
pit boss; Bd. Beavor, Jim Crawford,
Norman .Morrison and others were under way in motor cars for the scene
of the explosion.
The news that Robert (Muir, father
of Dave, pit boss and late treasurer of
Beaver Mines Local was amongst the
dead, was received with much regret
by the inhabitants of Beaver, and
much sympathy is felt tor the be-
reaved family.
Indeed, a large percentage of the
miners employed at Hillcrest 'twere
recently employed at Beaver, and we
fear that in most cases tbe worst has
Beaverites will be sorry to learn
that Joe Smith, barber and pool
room manager at this place, passed
away on Tuesday of last week, at t"he
residence ot his mother, Mrs. Chas.
Smith, at Pincher Creek. Joe left
Beaver about six weeks ago and visited Coleman on a business proposition,
but the following week was stricken
down -with a complication of diseases,
including dropsy* and. hemorrhage, to
which be succumbed on the 16th inst.
iHis fatihftr. Chao. Smith . -was one of
8. A. KELLY, Em.
'HAGHRSViU.a, Ont., Aug. 26th, 1913.
" About two years ago, I found my^
health in a very bad state. My kidneys
(werc not doing their work, and I was all
run down iu condition. I felt the need
of some good remedy, and having seen
" Fruit-a-tives " advertised, I decided to
try them. Their effect I found more
than satisfactory. Their action was mild
and the result all that could be expected.
"My kidneys resumed their normal
action after I hqd taken upwards of a
dozen boxes aud I regained my old-time
vitality. Today, I ara as well as ever,
the best health I bave ever had ".
''' Fruit-a-tives " is the greatest Kidney
remedy in the world, It acts on the
bowels and the skin as well as the Kidneys and thereby soothes and cures any
Kidney soreness.
"Fruit-a-tives" is sold by all dealers
at 50c a box, 6 for $2.50, trial size 26c,
or will be sent on receipt of price by.
Fruit-a-tives Limited, Ottawa.
Clothes and Shoe Cleaners
Suits Made to Order
from $18.00
Hats, Caps and Belts made to match. Suits
Ground Floor     144, Main St.
British and Foreign Correspondents in all the principal
•   cities of the world.
Letters of Credit issued enabling Canadians travelling,
abroad to hare ready access to funds in any foreign city.
J. F. MACDONALD, Manager
eldest old-timers In Pinche Creek, hav-
Ing -come there from Chicken Prairie,
Montana, in 1880.,
Joe was married, but at present bis
wife and three children .are resitting
In Poison, (Montana, The deceased
came to Beaver two years ago and resided here until the first week in last
Wo havo reedved Information,
about which we fenr there can be uo
<ln*«Mnn. that fh«» f. P. fl, bttve decided to definitely abandon nnd dismantle their mines at Hosmor.
While llusre mere tmny who had In
side Information on this matter and
were confident that sooner or latet
tli«» camp would clout*, still very few
cared to express an opinion. The
trsdeamea have brim xluiiiicil by the
i suddenness of thn decision, and tt will
mean rain to many who have tunk all
they posset* In the cnnip.
It Is poiwlblfl tliat pprnlP may ben*
etit to o certain tottent by »oeurlng the
coke contract, and possibly tbe coal
rkntm may at«o he located here.
The cost of production la fiven as
the reason, no we understand, but
there Is a u-hxh, why tfe* ewt of
prodneUon In eo tilth, and thle !• oil
account of the many difficulties en-
countered In mining clean <"<oal The
C. P. R. ha* apont large anms of
money In c!*>vc!opnfem work and
opened tbt* tmnmn from various points,
Nt tht>> bnt* al/ways etveountcred serious fault* and   considerable  dlffl-
1 v\f':v, rrml
|  .	
Paris, June 23.—The French Government yesterday issued regulations
under which a tax of S per cent. Is to
be collected upon incomes received fn
France from foreign stocks, bonds and
securities In whatever form, Including
government bonds, The regulation* go
Into force on July 1,
Tbe law by whWh this tax Is levied
was passed In March, Since then
enormous pressure from financial interests has been brought to -bear on
the Government to delay the amplication of the legislation, while various
changes have 'been proposed.
Among the arguments put forward
It haa been urged tbat tbe law would
drive out of Franco thousand* of
Frenchmen and foreigner* who will
prefer to leave the country rather
than lose tho twentieth tMtft of tho Income they derive from capital invested abroad. Other thousands, it is ae-
dared, will remain In France and
evade the law, which In aomo quarters
is deemed Impossible of enforcement.
The regulations are Intricate and
detailed. They require the banks to
keep o record of nil coupons, checks
and other Instruments of credit used
to transfer or collect Interest from
eSevere penalties are to be inflicted
on periona seeking to evade the law.
Tho extreme limit Is a year's Imprisonment and there Is a series of heavy
Indtpsndtnt Miner Says He le Putting
Little Onee Out of Buslntss
Wanhlnfton, June 199.—J. A. Owen-
by, representing Independent coal
otwators In Colorado, told President
Wilson today the Rockefeller and
other large interests In the State were
not attempting to settle the strike
bwnntie *mall corporation were belna
driven out of business. He told the
President the Federal troops were be-
inr used to assist the large operator*.
Owenby, wbo was brought to tb*
white House by Senator Owen, aald
n;<»t of the wall »le*e were fwtwd
to close at the b-mttnnlnff of fhe atrilre
riots, and that Federal troope had pre-
vented any mines from being «*•
opened awl kt»pt new miners from
eomlng Into the flold.
While mch measures were Intended
to -rmote peace, he said tbey were
resulting to th* detriment of tb* wattl
The following is a list of successful
candidate at the examination for coal
mine officiate held May 19th, 20th and
21st, 1914:
First Class
Rowland B. Gasceyne, Cumberland,
E. C.
George O'Brien, Fernie. B. C.
David Brown, Corbin, B. C.
, Thomas O. Davies, Beaver Mines, Alberta.
James Touhey, Michel, B. C.
HughjPennjan, Merrit, B. C.
o- - '
8eeond Class
William H. 'Moore, Nanaimo, B. C.
Frederick W. Dennis, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Robert X. Hamilton, Nanaimo, 8. C.
Thomas J. Wood, Nanaimo, *B, C.
Robinson Wilson, Princeton, B. C.
J. A. Challoner, Nanaimo, B. C.
Earnest H. Devlin, Nanaimo, B. C.
William W. Clarkston, Hosmer, B. C.
James jQulnn, Corbin, B. C.
David M. Francis, Mlddlesboro, <B. C,
Robert D. Brown, Princeton, B. C.
Arthur Newbury, Nanaimo, B. C.
Isaao Hutton, Frank, Alberta.
James Fairfoull, MiddJesboro, B. C.
Third Class
John IM. McGuckle, Nanaimo, B. C.
John Mlchek, Lady»mlth„ B. C.
John Y. .Murdoch, Bevan, B. C.
George W. Nash, Ladysmith, B. C-
Thoma* Robson, South Wellington,
B. C.
Jamee Taylor, Fernie, B. C.
Frank Bobbs, Cumberland, B. C.
George Archibald, Merrit, B. C.
Robert Vardy, Nanaimo B. C.
George Maxwell Merritt, B. C.
William .Anderson, South Wellington, B.C.
James G, Geater, Merrit. B. C.
Nell Mclnyre, Ladysmttb, B. C,
John Greenhorn, Ladysmith, B. C.
William A. Brown Fernie, B. C.
Thomas Taylor, Bevan, B. C.
Owen D&bb, Ladysmith, B, C,
Albert Radford. Ladysmlttt B. C.
iMatthow McKlbben, Merritt, B. C,
Edward 'Stntlon, Merrit, B, C.
John Jack, Merrit, B. C.
■Benjamin nail, Natal, B. C.
Alfred G. Jones, Cumberland, B. C,
John 'Malono, Ladysmith, B. C.
William Angell, Ladysmith, 8, C.
Thomas Reid, Ooal Creek. B. C.
James Rdw. Parrot, South Welling-
ton. H f\
John Wright, Ladyamith, B, C.
William Walker, Corbin, B. C.
Andrew Y. Dow, Mourner, B, C.
Thomas James, Michel.
Robert Wright, South Wellington,
B. C,
Imperial Bank of Canada
Capital Authorized ..   $10,000,000    Capital Paid Up       7,000,000
S Reserve Fund       7,000,000 . Total Assets      72,000,000
O. R. WILKIE! President,        HON. ROBT JAFFRAY, Vlce-Pres.
. Arrowhead, Cranbrook, Fernie, Golden,  Kamloops,  Michel,   Neleen,..
Revelstoke, Vancouver and Victoria.
Interest allowed on deposits at current rate from date of deposit.  •
tUMMAMOMM. LAnUPbClsaswIMii^er JOHN AOD. Asst 0-anenl Maa*tr
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FUftO, $13,500,000
Accounts may be opened at every branch of Thc Canadian Bank
of Commerce to be operated by mail, and will receive the sam*
careful attention as to given to all other departments of the Bank**
business. Money may be deposited or withdrawn ln this way as-
satisfactorily m by a person*! visit to the Bank. as*
P. B. Fowler, Manager
Fernie Branch
To Sports Committees
The Fertile Coal Creek Excelsior Bind it now
open for engagement*. Satisfaction guaranteed
For Terms Etc. Apply
THOS. BIQQS, Secretary,  Fernie, S. O.
Of 400 Men UndeWMind When Fir*
Breaks Out, Only SOO Iteape
}*t*w* tt*lttrtm. .ten* I*.—tSro
hundred eoal miners were entombed
fn the Vielle-lfM'thave colliery near
here, when fir* broke oot today. Two
hundred of their eomrade* escaped
when tbe alarm waa given.
Tb* flr* was atlll ra«lnt thl* after,
noon ««d otnif effort was being made
to reutm th* Miner* ten In the pit*.
Kami Cheotx, » Oallcka-Aestrtaa,
aged 10 yeer*, waa found dead ta a
bom* m th* ***rtl ead of Vktorte
*ve*«* m Mentay atoning. De-
with wn* of bl* fellow rom*
worn ww mnnim ■
ehrtatrtiln*. oiler tie straal ewstm.
tad Cbootf www bow retimied bone
th* wwret fer !*»or. Th* doctor's evt
donee wat ttot death waa dne to a)ee>
boHe fWNWMBKt mm after hearing art*
d«a*a tb* Oaiaa*r decided tbat   ao
IB^pPi-SIr WSP m^G^_mmmj♦    I9PNSSI
borfae oa Waiaeaday *»raiag.
MrffniiifHini8""-^'**'"-""'"' •"
Thre* Women brewed and Oaten
Other* SupeisH Killed
London, June la.—Threo women
were Jr>wn«J end It ia believed a
dor»n «tl**r* pono-nt wrtsitett whim a
pass»nT«r train todv went through
a fttlvsit and into n t*»rron: at Carr
brtijrt, it tttka nmtk ot lav*rn<««,
A thunderstorm, that ravaged th*
north of England and aoolJaad, was
responsible for tbe aeeldent. Th*
train from Pwrth wat ftwMrtfif the*
ealvert and became detailed, tb* eat*
net, Wbleb bad -beconta uuderwluad
cello-peed, and tbe paaseagar eoaobe*
ietMMio i*a« entm. tt tm •««««<« ***»■*
hr'TMir?, thr %nw?n (iPtiH, t*. 4n*wJ
otherfenmm worn eaagbt ta «•»*•
n*rg*d eoaeb. Moot af. tba Mopfe
(WtH trom tb* «*r% drifted fa tba
*traaai and wan bMly tajatai %*•
for* rsaeaad. Ona man, a -paaeeager
frrm tew Verb    tmr*d   hlmnattt bt
f!SP|n!8ff Sr tfSS*
* - —- * ,niri i_._-.i..i  i ilium *
Tb* anion tab*; ca eajr arttel* la nw
U*ae* that artlel* was toad* ia a aanf>
ta*y wart tbop bf akWad, anaait*!
worbmett. By demaftdtag tt raa gntn*
eww w^^-^e ^**p* one v*^^iMr jbwee wt^^m/mM eetwe
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and peeoetnl murtty a* twaU.
WWi a policy la our oM One
company, you can go off on your
vu«ation or vielt tbo eede et tiw
earth and yoa know jroaVa aa>
cote.  The beet In
1* always oheapeat. aod eapaoC*
ally ao wbm It dooeo't coat
higher. Dont deiay about that
reaewal or about that extra Insurant you want but come rifbt
la kt owt kni bnve tt nttettded
o Ai JEUflLtii 1 SwMsemL
it       rKiutiB, m. e
A low weeks' rest from Business at
Park or the Coast
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witb Ita attaadaat evil*.
Pr«v«titiott of ewid labor.
rfptnMk ^^A^M*t*u ___%
• mm flvffWMi ^^
will give yoa a new Iim* of life, or t* tb*** whose tlm*>U be*
Ited, uke quickest rouU «*»» or w**L *U tb* Oro*t Nortkem
Railway Co.
23 Hours Fernie to Seattle
» Hww to Jtet**'-
26 Hours io V&tiamver
Dir^t conn«ctioiu al R«rford for East ft West
•vr,., „.m 99*9.9 tttt the pmrdwrt. ad wmd meiira railroad eaai»
tttttfOM. Cowttwi and etwtm em/term *m mem yaat mw
•efere p«r«baela« at*MmM» tleketa, m m talk H war.
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; The
Beware of
Sold on the
•Merits of
Minard s
You're always welcome here
Clean Rooms, Best of
Food and every
attention     ,
THOS. DUNCAN    Passburg
Wholesale Dealers in
Mail Orders receive
prompt attention
Femie-Fort Steele -
Brewing Co., Ltd. .
Bottled Goods a Specialty
Large Airy Rooms &
Good Board '
Ross & Mackay **&,
Denver, Colo.. June 20.—Corporation ridden Colorado is trying a new
method of breaking strikes.
For seven months the State scab-
herding -militia was used Tor this purpose -without avail. Then came the
massacre of the nineteen men, women
-and children at Ludlow and consequent attempt of the gunmen militia-
■men to slaughter all the strikers. Instead of (breaking the strike, it
cemected the bonds of unionism more-
solidly and made tne striking miners
more determined to win. ,
Now that prostituted State officials
have failed, county officers are doing their dirty work in tbe hope that
they may gather some of the .spoils
from the hands of the operators that
run red with the blood of the women
and -babies of Ludlow.
'Fremont county has put into effect
the newest method, of attempting to
break tlie strike.
During the two weeks' fighting
which followed Ludlow, one man waa
killed in Fremont county.
The grand jury met and Indicted
fifty-three union men for murder.
These strikers have ibeen throw into
Jail and .bonds ln each case have been
fixed at $5,000.
Union officers claim this waa done
solely for the purpose of tying up the
funds of the United 'Mine Workers.
Manufacturers of and Dealers in all kinds of Rough
and Dressed Lumber
Send us your orders
The Latest fro^n
Colorado Fields
June 20.—(A. possible
walkout Is the latest
Colorado's industrial
•Denver, Colo.,
strike breakers'
-development ln
The -Colorado Fuel and Iron Company haa made a reduction ranging
from 5 to 20 per cent ln the weekly
'wage of its strike breakers.
Operators deny tbe cut in wages
aod explain -the average wage of the
miners,, at the Walsenburg mine in
particular has been reduced because of
the reduced tonnage put out iby each
man ..per week. They insist the rate
of wage has not ibeen lessened.
It is explained that the strike
•breakers when first put into the
mtae-3, were more or less inexperienced, toilers and, to mwt the demands for coal, every man was given
rooms where coal could bo mined the
easiest and tbe consequent output
brought as near to normal as possible.
Since tbat time, it is said, tbe
strike, breakers* have-'become accus-1
tomed to digging coal, the output has
bggan -to exceed the demand and ,as
a consequence, the strike breakers
haye been put to work in more Inaccessible portions of the mine.
Strike ■ breakers are'beginning to
Insist that they be put back lu those
portions of the mine where they can
produce the greatest tonnage, claiming \helr work is hazardous and because of tbeir character as etrlke
breakers they should be given opportunity to make as much money out
'iThe operators admit the situation
has^ become embarrassing and they
are in danger of having a walkout of
strike breakers unless they, agree to
their employes' demands,
, "My employes are honest; I have
every reason to believe in their sincerity, integrity and honesty." John
Dee, Jr., gave vent to this at the same
time he said "My conscience acquits
And now some of these same employes are charged with stealing
thousands of dollars from him at his
Pueblo plants.
If these "trusted" employes would
steal, isn't it possible tbat they would
pad their strike reports? It mlgbt
hav* boen well for John Dee, Jr., to
have visited Colorado months ago, not
only to investigate the grievances of
tbe miners, but the records of his
'^honest" representatives,
With the State election but a few
months *way, the usual number of
friends of labor are bobbing up.
Many, of them will be left severely
Orgaiized labor in Colorado has
learned a hard lesson ln tbe past
eight months. They realize that tbe
time has passed when tbey can support any man wbo promises to be a
friend of labor before election ana
then starts to lick the boots of capital as soon as he is elected .
Governor Ammons was a good example of these pre-election friends of
labor who turned out to be a spineless
Labor in Colorado, has decided tbat
lt is- to bave no more of these political crooks and, the fall election will
see organized labor vote more solidly
than ever before.
Tbe story told by Charles Ravallo,
"scab," who bas just made his escape- from the Morley mines, is a
pitiful one.
Ravallo produced statements showing that for the week ending May 31,
in which bb put in 50 hours' work, be
received $10.25. His board cost bim
$5.40. Fifty cents went towards hos-
ipital maintenance and $2 went out in
drafts, leaving him 92.35 to expend in
riotous living.
For the. week ending June 8, he put
in 50 hours' work, receiving $10.25, or
$1.70 a day. His board cost him $6.75
tbat week and $1 was -taken from bim
for the-". Hospital, leaving, hhn $2.50
Ravallo says tbat the treatment offered the men In the Morley mines Is
something awful; the sboard is of the
cheapest kind and the men are
guarded at all times, to prevent them
from escaping.
He says that the mine superintendent forces tbe men in tbe mines to
write letters home to relatives and
friends, telling them of the good working conditions and'the high wages
pal* and begging them_ip come on,
TaT^the sffttds over7r aiTdlbere Is
plenty of work.    '
Full supply ef following
for sn appetizing meal to
cheoio from.
Beef, Pork, Mutton
Poultry, Butter
and Eggs
Try our Cambridge l*us>
•pi* for tomorrow's break,
Cilgary Cattle Co.
- Phone M Weed Street
PMNII, S.C   ,
P. Carosella
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Dry Goods, Oroosrkn, Boots and
Shoes, Gouts' Furnishings
Mob of Six Hundred Takes Possession
of Central Office In Paris—Want
Salaries Increased
Paris. June 21.—For seven hours
last night 600 angry postmen were ln
possession of the central postoffice
and prevented the movement of all
Incoming and outgoing mall The trouble arose over tbe* refusal of the senate yesterday to Include tn the postal
budget certain Increased allowances,
ln favor of which there has been a
strong agitation for some tlm* past.
Tbe news of the vote In the senate
•was received by the mon .with groans
and hisses. They tben sallied fortn
Into the yard and tried to prevent
the mall automobiles from going out.
The authorities had established guards
witb a view to possible disorders, but
they were unable to prevent the over-
turning of the machines and tbe
blocking ct ths gateway,
The  dissatisfied  postmen   rapidly
Capt. Walsh, marine superintendent of
tbe Canadian Pacific Railway, of these
facts and suggested divers from the
Essex be sent back to their ship here.
Capt. Walsh, atter contuiting witb
Capt. Watson of H. M. 8, Essex, reluctantly admitted that everything
possible had bean done to secure tbe
bodies and tbat nothing could be
gained by* the divers remaining at
Farther Point. They were accordingly
ordered to return to their chip.
This decision of the Canadian Pacific Railway does not aftect the operations of the company in attempting
to salvage teh ship, but It Is thought
here that It will also be compelled to
give up diving operations,
Trouble Is ^Between Western Federation of Miners and Insurgents.
Moyer There
Butte, iMont., J'ttfce 23.—Violence
broke out anew tonight, in the struggle between factions of the 'Butte Miners' Union, and three men were shot,
one of tk«m being killed, by the fusillade fired by deputy sheriffs in clearing the hall.
An attempt had been made to dynamite the miners' hall, but the charge
failed to do any great amount of damage. The explosion could 'be beard
for blocks.
Armed men proceeded to the Stew-
art mine and boldly carried down
boxes of dynamite in the attempt to
blow up the hall, but the guns of the
deputies prevented effective placing
of the charge.
Charles H. Moyer, president ot the
Western Federation of Miners, a,nd
other officers of the Union, iwho were
to address a peace meeting in the hall,
fled through the rear doors of the
auditorium when the shooting began.
Tbey are said to have left because of
tears of attacks from seceders of the
Miners' Union, wbo several days ago
revolted against special assessments
for the Michigan copper miners and
the use of the card system.
<Many deputies, all armed and some
with sawed-oft shotguns, were at the
hall tonight to preserve order at a
meeting called to outline plans for
settling the' difficulties between the
factions of the local union. Many of
tj>e seceders, who have planned to organize a new union under the auspices of tbe Industrial Workers of tbe
World, were in and around the miners'
Crowd Undetered by Shots
The insurgents started to -storm the
hall, according to Sheriff DrtscoII's
deputies stationed there, and several
shots were fired in the air to drive
the besiegers back. The impetus of
the rufeh was so great that the crowd
came on in spite of thp .warning shots.
iMore shots were tired and Ernest
Noy, traveling inspector for the Montana Demurrage bureau, fell dead. He
was an onlooker. J. H. Brune, 52
years of age, who was going up the
stairs to attend the meeting in Miners' hall, was shot through the bead
as the deputies, desperate at the onslaught of the men, fired 'at everyone
in sight. Brune cannot recover, lt Is
Tbe third man shot In the first onslaught was Charles Kreuter of Los
Angeles, a bystander. He is not severely hurt/
As the three men fell the attackers
became frightened and fell back. The
deputies then releaded their weapons
and prepared for any renewed assaults
on the building.
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Kaiser Wilhelm Escaped Tragic Fate
Only by Good Construction, Good
. Management end Fair Weather
London, June 18.--Fogg, wblch hue
been felling   and   lifting   intermittently   over   different   parts or the
British   coast   during tho past two
days, has caused
 1 :——	
The so-called "conservative" It
•Imply a human solid— a being who
bag on eiecpUonal allowance of tbe
ancestral  reluctance   to vary. The
Fiat satiety of tbe primitive Mad
to itttid etlll. The highest virtue
among all savages is to oopy their ancestors.—London Labor Dealer.
Morrissey Junction
'i   ' "i"1 ■■ ■
Ab MmI wttk tnd inoit with beat ftth*
• a-w* nraiH wwbipsw mmwme wwwemwe^ we mem* wwwmmr eww
inf tod huntlof In tbe district   First
clan ****"*"«*vigtlfm.    Th* Mie hotel
»ws^pw   ■s^wip.^w.^ww^^i-^w*^^ w ^^m  wF^mm^   mo^w^^tm
lathe district.
as unprecedented
number of accidents to shipping, 'llie
the police were called. All doors wm|l!«J»L^lfdJ»,w •«»[!!;.   w*»«
__M________._a_w ^ __.___*.
• ivpr Mier
closed and barricaded. Groups of
postmen stood at the windows aad
shook their fists at tbe police, wbo
had gathered helplessly outside. The
men sang revolutionary hymns, Jeerisd
tbe authorities aad continued to bold
the poatofftea against all attempt to
dislodge tbem. •
The minister of Commerce. Oeston
Thomas, accompanied by the prefect
of police. Celcetta Heanlon. appeared
on the scene aad sought to Indue*
the men to withdraw. He tainted
out that the senate had voted sa Increase In the salaries to the amount
of ll.ooo.ooo fiaaot (§1,160.000), aad
that tho Government favored tha «*•
tta allowance*.
A little after aldalght ths men left,
havtag aceompllshed their purpose of
completely paralysing tbo mall service
of the city.	
MinV-War Divers Art Ordered to
OwH Wcri»   Oswgcre Msfco it
Livery, Feed
and Sale Stables
First elass Horses for Sals.
Buys Horses tn Commlslon
George Barton    Phone 78
List of Locals District 18
tin. Htmr £m, jwyj j\ ft fa^y^
tt WWtaAritMlo* Wa* Marsh. Taker, Alia,
M UsaMwai -..jr. wtaatlor. Itatteod, Alum.
411 MwQwt j. Loagfcrea, Bnntir Creett,via Pincher. Alta.
411 Dsttorve     lames IhnKa, fiwt N, Hellerus, Alu.
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Mi Ssraia T. O. Hants* Mater* AHa.
.tWT Oarboaials I. Mitchell. <**»*»«. Cotamea, Attn.
Ml tkemon Michael Warm. Chaaera. AMa.
Mit OshMMa ,1. JshasMt Celesna. Alta.
JtTt fhwMk... Geo. nma. CorUs, It c
IMI  Rmafc  Ihss Mnigss, mil, ills.
9W   tlrmawr ...   IT  tfntH*mokt. ttwmt, fl. C.
im tutkrom..., Jaa tiortea. Httkmb, Alta.
in hmmnim  u M*em. mi stub at««m. % hettmum
tm  LMMtldga CMHsffos^^
t»»  Heats L*f    At-0»emm,Ptmmrt. Attn.
mt mm,.. «,»•«*. in**ae v'
tw* Pnmdnmt   f n, tft-m**, l^mtmrtt, JUu.
lea* lather*...»•.»...»....... A. Arttsi-sssv "IWtev Alta.
•91* Geotiwtowa, Cwamm7, .Ma* itt«t«r, 0«T«Mown. C-aaaore, AJta.
IM7   Bnstaa Mlaee..........Harry Mefttuiw. Verfet* rla WtwAy Nm<
sta llwe*. Alberts.
Qaehss, Isaa tl-^All atteapta to
ttt lha IM io-ftss eatsahed ta the
euakea hull af fhe Rapreee of Iratsat
wars ssaadoaed today, fetlswtag a
eonfereoce between Lieut-Commander
Forbes ot H. M. S. Usees sad tha
dttnrn ot the tnan-o'-war st f!i« sc»n«
sf ths wreck, ss s rssaJt sf tht d*a«h
wt Mwnad tymahaaem et Wm** w«** **
the company's staff at Umdon and
Southampton were busy docking tho
Kaiser Wilhelm II,, which was badly
ripped In a collision with the lore-
more yesterday, and debarking her
passengers, tbey received a second
shock 1a tbe asws tbat tho company's
steamer Buelow, from Yokohama,
witb mora than 300 pssttngora, had
ma aground lo tbe racks or Blacknor
bar, and was held fast there.
Happily tbe accident vse without
loss ef llie, hut the iwtlow roeieted ea
sttsmpt to help her off with threo
tugs*, Her Inner skin Imi not -been
penetrated, hut it was considered ad>
vlsaWs to traosfer ths pssseagers
sad bSfgkfe to tags.
lis American yacht I'lswane, be-
longing to Addison 8t Armour, of
tha New York Yacbt Club, hound for
Southampton, after aa eiitnsire tour,
wset ashore at Chapasn'i Pool he-
twssa Wstterraw aad Bt Albans
head. A wireless call summoned toga
to hsr ssalstaaee sal It Is etpectsd
that sho win he rofloetsd ieattht.
~     British   yseht   dried   aloe
li the tag aear it Alhsaa
a aaval alas steeper wist
^^   at   AthevtieM .Itdfc,  mot*
_The divert* examtsailoa of iho
Kaiser Wllbela sad On psseeagars'
stories, show that good foaetructton
ss well ss good imin«t*M«at aad fair
weather saved her from I tragic fete,
till* dntktd with two r««u hi her oldie,,
jil sd II feet lost, helev tho uatevwJ
Bar Unexcelled
All White Help
Call in and
see us once
We Are Ready to Scratch
oft your bill any Item of lumber not,.:
found Just as we represented.  There"
Is no hocus pocus ln
This Lumber Business
When you v?aht spruce we do not
send you hemlock. When you buy
first-class lumber we don't slip In a
lot of culls. Those wbo buy once from
us always come again. Those who
are taking chances they wouldn't encounter ir they bought their lumber
— Dealers In —
Lumber, Lath, Shingles, 8ash and
Doors. SPECIALTIES—Mouldings,
Turnings, Bracksts, and Detail Work
OFFICE AND YARD—McPherson ave.
Opposite O. N. Depot P.O. Boa 22,
Phone 23.
Steam Heated Throughout
Electric Lighted
J. L, GATES, Proprietor
Fernie, B. C.
The Leading Commercial Hotel of the City
Rates |2.S0 per day
With Private Bath $3.00
Fire Proof Sample
Rooms to Ceaaectiea
Kahwr vtixnetm  tmWndtinmof,  has
■Tfflmmimdfr Porhe* nm-hoi rnrtbft
I PolM today. His lavesllfftlos shewed
UbM thn aeddwM ImmhwwI * while the
litter was at low fetal, that every
[prefuutiwi for deep *«a alvlorf op^^ra-
that ao i^'-aUHlSilir mmm
oa tm wmb twSi b* oememA
MestXfeaaader    Wmmn   mmm
sleo heea decked with htr how hodtr
(h*msi|Nl. TIN' mUDftwi alauoH *»•
pHssted thst hH-tremn *t|» -ft P R.
liner Empress of  Irelaad,  aod   thw
tHwtanm med w^wt*«« to ttterAtn ♦*■»
count wMb a etmllar *t»lrotwur to
settle. Tio Kelrer WUttbrn'o hosts
www swung oat. aad life heats woro
distributed to the panssofirs, so greet
was fhe tottn bt thc Wot.
Mrs.S. Jennings, Prop.
L. A, Mills, Manager
Excellent Cuisine — American and
European Plan — Electric Light —
Hot k Cold Water—Sample Rooms
Phones—Special Rates by the month
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Mt lid Opwtrdt
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Ladies Dresses
We are proud of the selection of new wash
dresses that we are offering for your consideration;
a range of wash dresses, noted particularly for their
real nobby styles, and moderate price quotations.
They are shown in all the newest summer fabrics
and colorings, in blouse and overskirt effects.
Ratines, Brocke ratines, piques, ducks, etc., pure
white, and all colors. We will appreciate your early
inspection, prices from $5.00 to $12.50
A dress tlrat is worth fully $10.00, made in an
excellent quality of pure wool Panama, and pure
wool serge, thoroughly shrunk and sponged before
making. Comes in shades of broAvn, tan, navy, Copenhagen^ and black, in sizes 34 to 44. Extra
special, each  $6.50
Here you are right, up to the minute. Wash
skirts in the new cotton ratine in heavy pebbled
and Tartan checks, eight only, embodying the latest ideas in wash wear as shown and worn in all
the large  cities  right  now,  every  one  different
3 Pair for $1.00
Penman's celebrated manufactured hose, in black
and tan cotton; a stocking -that will give endless
satisfaction for the small price asked. 150 pairs
for sale at this price, sizes 8V» to 9V?. Special,
3 pair for  .'". $1.00
Here is a chance to buy useful ends of embroidery, all widths, 2 in. to 8 in., these are useful ends
and you save money buying them in remnants.
Remnants of dress goods at almost half price,
useful ends for every purpose, lengths suitable for
skirts and dresses, every color and many extra good
cloths represented in the lot.
40 in. and 42 in. pillow- cases, niade in a good
grade of heavy cotton for hard wear, will stand
plenty of washing.   Extra special 35c
72 in. cotton sheeting, special, per yard 35c
Made in a pure Egyptian cotton, free from filling
and dressing, full 2 yards wide. Special, per yd., 35c
Specials for Saturday
A special display of our Saturday snaps will be
made in our big window; this will include razors
and safety razors, watch chains, purses, razor hones,
shaving brushes, straps and a host of other small
and useful items.
Men's straw sailors, made in new blocks from
wood fibre, a very dressy hat and serviceable. Saturday sale price  , $1.50
Listen To Reason
Commonsense applied to' the purchasing of your
footwear will convince you of two things—
That you cannot get .value in a "cheap" shoe—
because Ihe materials which enter into their making
must necessarily be "cheap."
Men's deep crown, soft brim hat, with dip front
is a very stylish shape, and is especially suitable
for big men. These pre made from the new wood
fibre, being very light in weight, and give good
wear, Saturday price  .$1.50
Boys' Straw Hats ———
We will show a big selection of boys' straw and
linen-hats, special on Saturday at 50c each. This
will be a real money saver; be sure you see these.
Saturday snap price 50c each
Shown in duck, linen, Terry toweling, ratine, velvet cords, pique arid erash.  Plain and fancy bands,
also Roman striped silk bands.   Nothing nicer for
the holiday, and a real outing hat.
Prices $1.50 to $2.75
Made in a particularly strong quality of Gingham, and shown in light and dark shades, with
plain and detachable collars, all sizes, 4 to 14.
Special 65c each
We can show you a range of Boys' Wash Suits
that is really, worthy of your consideration.   They
are American made, embracing the good quality of
zephers and good new colors and
patterns $1.50 to $3.50.
That "cheap" shoes cost more than really good
shoes—because their lack of durability necessitates
more frequent purchases.
Thi?se are good reasons why you should buy
They possess every attribute of style, comfort and
That's why this store's reputation is back of every pair we sell.
12 oniy, beds priced at $5.00, $6.00 and $7.50 and
$10.00, will be sold at $3.00 to $6.00
We invite you to inspect our stock of tents, we
have what you want.
8 oz. duck
10x12 $15.00    10x16 $16.75
12x14 $21.00    12x16 $23.00
14x16, 10 oz. duck.  .$35.00
Grocery Specials
For Safu rday
Assorted Sweet Biscuits, 2 lbs for...., $ .25
Shredded Wheat Biscuits/2 pgs'for.     .25
Rolled Oats, 8 lb. sack for.........:..-     .30
Robinhood Cream of Wheat, 3 plcgs for ..    .25
Braid's Best Coffee, fresh ground 2'lbs.......   .85
Peaches, 2 lb. tins 15
Cherries, 3 lb. tins. ■*. 30
Evaporated Peaches, per lb •:.....■.   .10
Clover Leaf Salmon, 2 tins for ,.,'..........    .35
Waggstaff 's Grape Juice, qt. bottles.   .50
Waggstaff's Grape Fruit Marmalade, 1 lb glass .25
Waggstaff's Cloyer Honey, 1 lb. glass 30.
Armour's Shield Ham, per lb ■'..    .24
Special Blend Bulk Tea, 3 lbs. for : 1.00
New cabbage, per lb .     .06
Cooked Ham, sliced, per lb  .$ .40
Cooked Lunch Tongue  ,• .35
' Cooked Lunch Meat .: ......;..:, .20
Mild Cured Bacon, sliced    .30
Mild Cured Ham, sliced.-     .28
"Patterson's Camp Coffee, per bottle 20
Borden's Prepared Cuffee and Milk, per tin,..    .25.
King Oscar Sardines, 2 tins 25
Lemonade Powder, small tins, 2 for     .25
Assorted Soft Drinks, per dozen \.    .75
Slab Fruit and Oherry Cake, per lb 30
Robertson's Cream Chocolates, per lb*.    .35
Robertson's Cream Chocolates; 1 lb box., 40
Olives, per bottle ; ,20 to .50
Heinz's Pickled Beans, small size, 2 for .25
Heinz's Pickled Beans, medium, 2 for .35
No. 4 bread mixer, regular $3.00 for $2.40
No. S bread mixer, regular $3.75 for $3.00
Round bread mixer, regular $2.75 for $2.25
Returned Dishpans
Regular 90c, for.. .70c      Regular $1.25, for.. 90c
Regular $1.25, for... .$1.00
Returned Pails
Regular 50, for 40c      Regular 85c, for... ,65c
Galvanized Pails
40c pails for 35c 50c pails for 40c
60c pails for 50s
Returned Dairy Strainer
Pails $1.00, for.. A. 80c
Galvanized slop pails, 90c for'.  .70c
Money Saving Prices
The Store of
v  Quality
The Fernie contingent, under Mr. George
O'Brien, left Fernie at about 12:10 on Friday noon,
picking up mon and equipment at Hosmer, Michel
and McGillivray, and arrived at Hillorest, after a
record run, at about 2 p. m.
Without any conflation or rush the apparatus
was unloaded and pump erected, and at about 2:30
p. m. the^ reported'' Beady!'' Tbey were informed,
however, that tbey were not required at No. 2, and
were ordered to go over to No. 1. Tbe apparatus
was immediately removed and packed upon oars,
and on arrival at No. 1 a orew was again equipped.
Unfortunately, there was no one here to guide or
direct them, but nevertheless the men went into tbe
mine about 4 p. nt. Tbey found the condition of
tbe main tunnel in good shape, all timbers and
centre props being intact, and no damage witb tbe
exception of one or two wrecked cars. The roof
wu in good shape. It may be mentioned here tbat
at tbe mouth of No. 1 was the hoist house, whioh
bad its concrete wall blown down, in spite of the
fact that the wall was over 100 feet from the mouth
of the tunnel. This tt % freak of the explosion that
bas puttied not a few, for tbe full force of tite ex>
plosion mutt bave found vent here. After traveling down tbe entry for some 400 feet tbe party arrived at the slope and noticed that an overcast had
been blown down, and that the air was shortcut-
ting. Traveling on down Uie slope tbey noticed
four or five dead bodies, and from all appearance
they had been killed by concussion. In tbe slope
several small caves had taken place and all stoppings were blown out. Several dead bodies were noticed in tbe slope. Tbe party immediately set about
repairing overcast and shutting off stopplnf in
slope, but while engaged in this a fire boti appeared
and ordered them out of the mine on account of
fires in No. 2. They came out and were told to nro-
ceed to No. 2 and assist in extinguishing fires th*re,
Once again Uie Pernie contingent packed their *p
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V^-u Mi'lvu. ,lsvy v'wrt fo Hiii fljtjirrMr-. h*,*
found th*t tlie ventilation of ibe mine was goad,
and tbat the apparatus iras not reqnired J«f! vi
the party were entering the mine, Mr. W. Shaw.gcn-
£«..i 9„^n-rtt*tt*.*tAn*\f t*t ttnarntte  i*9*fi* trot   end r**
ported that tbe fire was not very serious, and tbat
a few buckets of water would extinguish same. He
also lead the party to tbe spot, end it was discovered
that there wore several email fires, which tbey
speedily ettinfftrished. The party entered tbe mine
about 10JO and came out at IM a. m. Batarday
Without being too tovero upon tboee responsible
for the management of tbt tmm work, it wat a
re«T«U*bb feature tbat m armngmeau were made
far tbe men te rut, as* tbty wm wmpeUed to lay
<k<*u oa tba sock pin and get wHt warmth tta?
eould frooa a fire b«M to tbe opo*. Ion* of tbe
men had worked a shift Ou night before, and
were tborougbly exhausted while one or two bad
nothing but their boots, pants and a thin underr
shirt. In spite of this the men were helping
throughout the night in recovering and washing
As tbe result of a conference at 6 a. m. with the
chief mine inspector of Alberta, J, Stirling, and
those in charge, it was decided that the services of
the British Columbia contingent were not required
any further, Mr. Sterling stating that he had the
situation well in hand and expected a large body
of men shortly from the east, and after thanking
the men for their services, told them be could dispense with their services.
As the departure of tiie B. 0. contingent bas
caused some comment, we will state with authority
that the men were only too willing to stay, but that
if a call had been made upon them to don the apparatus lt would have been unsafe to tend them into
tbe mine in their exhausted condition. A True, a little rest would have refreshed tbem, but, after having the assurance of the chief mine inspector tbat
there would be no lack of help, and seeing no possibility of getting any rest, tbey decided to return
on the passenger.
On arriving at Hosmer on tbe return journey, it
wat rumored that another explosion bad occurred,
and tbat a rescue party had been entombed. Be it
said to the credit of the men, tired and exhausted
at they were, everyonV immediately volunteered to
go back and render asslstanoe, and witb this object
in view a wire wu dispatched with instructions to
bold the Fernie coach and equipmsnt Upon arrival
at Fernie and inquiring for ft train, tbey were te*
formed that there wu no further explosion, and all
were able to repair to their homes, thoroughly tired,
tmt content that they bad done nil tbat wu humR*.
ly possible to save their fellow workers.
About twenty-four men were taken down from
Fernie and Ooal Creek, with the following apparatus:. From Fernie:. Six twoboor sots Draeger
apparatus and 6 spare cylinders for hum; 1 pol*
motor; i oxygen tuettim, v mmu'tx, "im****, 177. IIV.
i potato caniittges, At*t Aw. M |w4**i w^itta***,
1 recharging station; 1000 feet oxygen; 13 sota of
smoke goggles; 1 electric magnet; I water gauge,
nnd the canary.
Goal Creek equipment:. One recharging pomp;
900 cubic feet oxygon; 1 Floeas apparatus; 1 Sal-
valor apparatus (finest) i % two-hour Draeger ap
paratus; 2 half hour apparatus; 1 pulmotor; ft
Draeger lamps; box poUeh cartridges; 2 two-boor
spate cy linden*-, one otw-bour ditto.
Urnmnr- two ttm-hmr Wreepf apparatus: 3
spare cylinders for same; S Draeger lamps; 300
cubic feet oxygon; 1 pomolar.
Kkbel lpnlB»otor;llnhaIat«r;4s«Utwohour
Drmegcr apparatu, belioeot typo; I potash cart-
rWgwff * 4 Tbmegnr temp
Oorbin. Om two-bow Draeger apparatus, - pui.
motor; 200 cubic feot oxygen.
As will be s«n from tb* ferwUiMe Hit of appa
ratus the B. 0. contingent went equipped for business.  *■■
Chas. Graham made a record run down from Cor-
bin and landed just in time to catch the special
from Fernie at McGillimy.
The rescue men were of the opinion that if there
wu one pattern of apparatus in use for both prov-
inces it would facilitate rescue work, u each apparatus would be interohangable and the men
would be thoroughly acquainted witb same.
The Alberta Government hu two cars, No. 1 in
charge of Henry James, and stationed at Blairmore,
and No. 2, in charge of B. Powell, stationed on main
The District Ledger wu tho first paper to publish
an authentic account of the dituter, and wu rep.
resented by Ool. Jos. McKay and Fred Ferry, wbo
traveled on the special reeoue train from Fernie,
and auoceeded in getting through the first telegraphic account of tbo disaster. They were later
joined by J. W. Bennett (lato editor of Distriot
Ledger). The instruction given these gentlemen
was, "Get facts"; they did, stating without exaggeration or reiteration the true condition of affairs, and getting through the first authentic list
of survivors and missing.
Their report, taken by a number of papers, while
not so fulsome u that of the professional story
writer, contained infinitely more information and
facts. Mr. Bennett's personal knowledge of many
of tbe deceased and their families, together with an
inside knowledge of the camp and conditions gen-
orally, proved an invaluable asset in collecting
We may mention tbat these gentleman succeeded
in securing some excellent and exclusive pictures
of the scene of explosion ond rescue patties going
and coming from the nine. A set of five is being
sold for 60 cents, ond part of tbe proceeds will go
towards swelling the relief fund for widows and orphan!. Tboee desiring a tet should write F. Perry,
Fernie, B.C.
"David Copperfleld." ln six parte,
waa »ftowii io vrotttled bouM* ou
Wedneaday and Thursday evening*.
The pttum were by far tho beat and
moat faithful reproduction of Ulcken'a
novel ever shown ln this eity. The
photography wa* beautifully clear,
while the act ins and costuming *«re
A big lltt of features has been arranged for thia week-end. including
tbe following:
"The Black 13," In three reels, Pri
day; "Thp Stepmother." two reel
Victor drama, Saturday; for Monday,
".itm Klris," two r»»eU, end Tuesday,
"Ph.:- Waa Only « Working •filr!,* two
OUViT  • APT.»T   CHURCH  OtflV*
onmUy, lo 15 it. m    Prayer meeting.
il n. m.—I*abllc aertrlcae. flutyed,
"Tbe Klnft*« RoMl^r* "
l:M ». av.• ■ ntbli! whool; adult aod
Junior elftuwe*.
1%m p. at.—labile wrrrice. ««bj*et,
tkonoey. a p, ■».—■ myer mntmee.
"j.     * \'   ■' , '■ *   '..**      '        < ■ ^ * (f. -1 i -T't f f,    It,
REV. AM5X. I* TOfTim,
A fine five-reel feature was shown
at the Orpheum this wnnk. "Through
Fire to Fonuun; or The Sunken Village."
The picture had n peculiar algnlfl-
ea»*-e to those engaged la Ihe mining
Industry in this town, alao to those
who were preaent at the great fire of
In the work of rescue th* pulmotor
nnd Ifraeger  apparatus   played   an
ItnjiorUiiit i«irt.
The program for next mneb It as
Por Friday nnd Saturday, "The
Double Bbow," n floe Edison drama
In two pane.       ,,  4
Coming soon, "Judith of Bethulla,"
being thf atory of the heroic defense
ot Judea by the Jews of Ilethulla and
their final trtump orer the vaat army
of Nabuchodouosor, after Judith had
outwitted and slain hit general. Holo-
One Night Only-Monday June 29
>..». w.tMtk am* xmtmm.waet,*■*■*-*». -*■*.*
pr*** th«tr ttttoerw afprecSaUeo to
tb* tcmy kind frteed* -for tbe em-
»$m of aymtathy aad floi«I elfer*
fr«», a!«o the Masonic order tbt tbtdt
km assistance irttb funeral arrant*
m*M>i ot our lored oa«, C X. Lyoaa
Y* J-tik* et jm»*t we kern tH»» t*W
iMy prMt'fi to»"r* fwt TWfiffd
Mm.\ thnl ihe Iwdy of a tnsn
di**st**| in overnlh turn jm* tmm
taken c»ot ot the rfirer near Wer-
rmy. It ia thought tbat tbie may
hm the Ikk?c nf OeoffO hytrm.
tir»w»*l nwewlly. and l*« police
have jr»me tti rrrexte the tvmty Ma
bring mme to Fernfe.
Gertrude Ritchie
' IM
QtHtltf * WaeVMy't tpftnOftf Wrodoe.
flow—Dramttftatten ef
CiassilledAds.-Centa Word
FOR 8ALE~<Hieap, uncalled for, new
and second-hand ladies' and Bent's
st*iits, skirts, overcoats, pants, vests,
waists, hats and shoos—all sIwjc.
Pantorium Tailors, Ground Floor,
3b4 Main street, in Suddaby'a old
More. 217
POR SALE—JTlollncello «v also, in
fine condition. 8ol* instrument
(cheap). Apply H. Hewitt, House
117, Coal Creek. Sid
cah; splendid condition: slung;
■peep rear sight and ivory tip fore-
eight  Apply Box UO. Fernie, p.C.
LOST—A small envelope cotUelnlng
money. Finder <pl«ise return to J,
W. Quinney, e. o. Trftee-Wood Co..
Ud.. and recetrt reward.
FOR 8ALB-400 laying bene, at $100
each, Including oar Imported pste
of 8. C. Black Mlnoree, 8. C. White
Leghorn, Ancona, R, C Drown Leghorn and 8. C. It I. Red. Klk»
Poultry Yards, Kiko, t*. C.     Ul
POR 8ALB—More*, Ooffy aad h*r-
nese. Horn soend, weight otteot
1084; harness with collsr and
bamea aad braaet colter. Hew; th*
wbojo lot cheoo, Ittt. Apply Box
380,Pernio, 8,0,
POR 8ALI*>-tlors«, harness tad
boggy; gotag chiwp. Apply Mm IW.
Ferule. M.C.
POR HALB—lleavy toam, wagon tad
htrness; t«ua w might about SJft?
(gelding aad mars); geldlag, Mack,
t re-am old: mnrn, bay. I yeans old.
Will eel! ehcep. Appqr Hot me, ttm*
ide, B. C.
POR fiALI9~if Barr** RoeK hew, *
Tw-ostefw, »»*> tent, tt te,   Apply  K
Morrison. West Fernl*. 2M
Greatest Success
of Recent Yeara.
Reserved Seats-50,75, $1.   Gal. 35c
POR ftAI.B—PBmltnr*.   altar   tUJi.
Avmy .i* Muttmaem . oioom,    **.
IfOCXft-Gngr' I«Mlagl!   bbmt  UW
lha, branded ft, tt eo right hip.
. (later «aa bat* •**• mi* nmttoe*-
tioa tt Coal Compaay'a tubles,
JBlchel, on proving ownership, and
POR RRVr—4 or 0 roomed bttem. Apply w Mtetea, sot III, Panda m
Rift! WMtt MfyuMttt
borcat d*241 efg) Strata
orelo for oolo Hi tbe fol I
Coleman    •   Alberta


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