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Iwiu*rial Unity Ig Strength
The Official Organ of Distr ict No. 18, U. M. W. of A.
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Political Unity Is Victory
THE DISTRIOT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. O, JULY 11, 1914
INTRODUCE
LABOR DISPUTE BILL
Colorado Strike  to Form  Basis of
Group of Bills to be Placed Before
Congress Next Fall
COVENT GARDEN ESTATE       •
PURCHASED BY P1LLMAKER
London, July 7.—-Sir Joseph Beech-
am yesterday carried to a successful
conclusion the negotiations for tbe
purchase of the Duke of Bedford's
Covenjt Garden estate, which comprises nineteen acres in the heart of
London, with twenty-five afreets and
four theatres, including the Covent
Garden Opera House. The deal involves a sum of over $20,000,000.
C.  N. P. FOOTBALL LEAOUE
Junior League Fixture
July 18th—Michel vs. Fernie.
July 25th-7<!oal Creek vs. iNNohel.
August ls-t-i-Fernie vs. Coal Oreek.
August Sth—Michel vs.. Coal Creek.
August 15th—Fernie vs. Michel.
■August 22nd—Coal Creek vs. Fernie.
'Members of the L. O. L. and Lady
Born—On July 6th, to Mr. and Mrs.
Donald MoKenzle, a daughter, still
born.
TRIAL OF MINEWORKERS' HEAD
Binghampton, N. Y., July 2.—Trial of
a $200,000 action against President
John P. White of the United* iMine
Workers, brought by Attorney A. D.
Wales for furnishing a plan to settle
tho big coal strike, opened here today.
Depositions . will be read from
Colonel Roosevelt, the late President
Baer of the Reading, and others.
Denver, Col., July 4.—That the Col-
rado strike is to form the basis for
a. group of bllla to be submitted to
Congress next fall, the purpose of
which is to provide a means of settling
future strikes aeems to be a certainty^
according to advices received in the
strike zone from Washington,
- The Colorado strike, since September 23, 1913, has been furnishing in
active form those problems which   U
- seems are to be a part ot the new leg:
islative program of the President.
Probably" dever before has an Industrial struggle been marked *by such
a wanton slaughter as that at Ludlow
April 20, and'tikewlBe it is doubtful
whether in any strike,State officers
have. eo openly prostituted them'
selves to the corporations.
Thirty .committees have investigated /the strike. None of them have ac-
rCom^liehed any results as far as a
settlement ls concerned—not because
they have not found that conditions
demanded ouch a settlement, but be-
' cause none seem to have had any au-
. thoiity to accomplish that end.
As ilong as tbe Federal troops are
in the field, peace will reign in the
Colorado strike district, -but if they are
removed it is certain that the strikers
and their famlllea will suffer the same
abuse and intimidation at the hands bf
the State militia and the mine guards
as they did before.
One thing ia certain, that the opera-
' tors will never Cease .their war of extermination against the strikers until
eome Federal power is found to make
them agree to a meeting and a settlement There is more publicly owned
coal land in Colorado than In Pennsylvania, and John D. Rockefeller will
continue hie greedy, bloody battle to
obtain thia land until Federal Intervention is possible. '.A,
The public generally agrees that a
battlo between capital, and labor such
j^aajth&,Cslomdo,strlkAJms-J?royeni-4st
a great social and econonjic disease,
just as dangerous to- the. national
health as tuberculosis; And it ls -believed that v/hen this economical disease Ibecomes so virulent as to demand Fdderal Intervention then the
President, of thef United States' will
^ realize that it le necessary to provide
a cutae for this disease in> the sbM* of
the'dhtervenlng arm of   the 'Uniteu
' Btafts.
.ThO strikes throughout Colorado today celebrated the anniversary of
the signing of the Declaration of Independence with games and .speeches
a typical aaXe and sane Fourth. Bui
lt wae a new Declaration of Independ
Jtece they are celebrating—a declaration that they will forever be free
from the oppression of the lawless
Colorado coal operators; that they
will never agala be influenced J?y pre*'
election pledgee to elect corporation
tool to office who dn times Of Industrial war will use every arm of the
State Government to crush the worker; that they will continue their strug-
, gle here In Oolorado until they oh'
tain those constitutional rlghta wblch
their forefather* embodied in the
Declaration of Independence and
fought to secure, just as tbe striking
ooal miners are doing here in Colorado.
Here iB a good example of the lust
for blood of the gunmen militia who
perpetrated the Ludlow massacre of
the innocents. Fully Ywo score officers of the National Guard of Colorado are planning to resign on account
of the Ludlow war.
You say at once: "Why shouldn't
any decent man resign from a militia
which would -murder and cremate innocent women and children?" But
that is not the reason they are contemplating withdrawal from the guard.
They don't care to belong to any National Guard which would arrange a
truce and prevent the complete extermination of the strikers, and they say
that there were several officers in the
guard who were not quite bloodthirsty
enough to kill * more than nineteen
men, women and children.
What do the people of the country
think the striking coal miners can expect from such a bunch of bloodthirsty lickspittles of capital if they
are ever returned to the strike zone?
The Hillcrest Inquiry
SAD FATALITY AT ELK
LIMBER COMPANY
Horace Quince Caught and Whirled
Around Shafting Meets with a
Horrible Doom
COLORADO WOMEN NOW
REVERT TO DECENCY
Member*  of   Rockefeller's   Law  and
Orde'r League Learn How They
Were Used.and Quit
-Denver July 3.—'What ls considered
to be the beginning of a smash-up of
the Women's Law and Order League,
len annex of Rockefeller's Colorado
Fuel and Iron Company, took place today when tbe president and secretary
of tihe league tendered their resignation's.       ' " --
While they would not state that they
resigned .because of the domination of
The inquiry was resumed on Saturday of last weeK and a considerable
amount of evidence collected. The
fire bosses, general manager, mine inspectors and several mineworkers
have given evidence, and as is usual,
there has been conflicting accounts
from both sides.
Mine Inspector Frank Aspinall gave
some very direct evidence, while the
company officials were of the opnion
thai the conditions in the mine were
good.
The following is part of the evidence
heard during the week:
Two fire bosses—Dan Briscoe, who
had charge of the mine the. day before the explosion, and Charles Ironmonger, who was In the mine at the
time of the explosion, were examined
on Saturday. Their evidence was to
the effect that Hillcrest mine was an
Meal one .to work in. GasAwas never
prevalent to any abnormal extent, ventilation was good, and the mine could
not.ibe olassed in any way as a dusty
one.
No Standing Gaa
William Campbell, for the crown, deduced from them during cross-examination, that at times floating caps of
gas existed, but no standing gas. The
former ls a collection of gas which
travels with the venilatlon and which
thTc^rcompanies*.0f the -league, It is
the general bblm here that there was
no other reqtbn tor their quitting the
"law and order" movement in a huff,
(This league was- created largely
through the efforts of the coal com-
ranies to fositer senthneot. In their favor and offset the odium heaped on
them An the southern Colorado strike
war. Though it was organized at the
behest of the coal interests, their
hand was carefully, concealed.
Of late, however, some of tbe women
who joined from -mistaken motives
have been showing dissatisfaction at
the political motives sof the league.
They have found out that the wives of
several coal mine operators who were
members of- the league have been turning it Into a political annex of the
Coal companies. Open charges have
been made that one influential member who has been prominent In poll-
tics was using tbe league for her own
politic!! ends. A general exodus of
mdmlbers is expected.
the^wholeliafety^ffunp is susceptible
to, while the latter exists in pockets
and <ts stationary. Briscoe admitted
that he had observed -traveling caps
some months -previous to the explosion,
but not lately, and they were found
both in the crosscuts and dead ends.
Questioned by R. Palmer, acting
for -the miners,- witness said the mine
was closed tho two days previous to
the explosion, and be was made to admit thai the gas might accumulate to a
greater extent under such conditions.
He admitted that ln addition to the
prevalence of gas, an undue amount
of dust might influence him ln refus-
Campbell. He said he made an examination of the mine on the day previous to the explosion and found no
indication of gas or anything to cause
apprehension. During the morning before the disaster he fired five shots'
and none of -them were defective. He
had never seen sparks following a cave
in, but had noticed an odor as of burning sulphur, immediately following.
This 'was about eight months ago, in
the old worSlngB.
All through tae Hillcrest inquiry an
effort has been made by J. R. Palmer,
counsel for the miners, to ascertain
from withesses the number of men
who were working in the different
splits ait the time of the explosion. It
was an. easy matter to secure the number of -miners, as they were all
checked to their different forking
places, but -there are tlber buckers,
track layers and others who might be
a*r. any iplace in the mine at any time
during the shift. ;To obtain -this Information, Mr. Palmer apparently considers would be ^helpful to the commission lit fulfilling the purpose for
which It was created. John Brown,
general manager of the Hillcrest Collieries, Ltd., stated that he could not
supply that information. These facts
were required by counsel for the min-
erLMJMertain^lu^^^
man, know of   any system of ventilation   that would be an Improvement
on the   system now in vogue In Hlllcrest?
Witness—I do not.
Improved Ventilation
In 1912 he had received a complaint
from Government officials as to the
ventilation, and to overcome this had
put in No. 1 fan. The only other complaint was about May 18, following
the report of the pit committee when
John T. Stirling, Provincial Inspector,
ordered the removal of gas from Nos.
41 and 42.  This had been done.
One Man Asphyxiated
•Mr. Palmei^Was there a man asphyxiated by gas In your mine?
Witness—Yes; that was over 12
months ago.
IMr. -Palmer—Have you ever had
complaints of men suffering from gas
since?
Witness—I have not.
The Testimony of Geo. Wilde
iMr. Campbell—In what part of the
mine did you work?
G. Wilde—I was working In that
part of the mine known as No. 1 north,
at the time of the explosion.
Did you notice anything wrong that
morning?
RIOHESt MAN IN 0. C.
HAS LOST MILLION DOLLARS
ama*.
Privy   Council   Declares   Macksntle
end Mann's Contentions Are
Correct
Vancouver, tn. c„ July 4,—dfon.
James Dunsmuir, former Governor of
British Columbia, and the richest cltl-
ten of this Province, loses a cool million and a half of dollars In an adverse
Judgment delivered Friday by the
Privy Council In London.
-Four yean ago Mr, Dunsmuir sold
his coal mines on Vancouver Inland to
Sir WlNhun Mackenile and Jllr Donald 'Mann for $111,000,000. 'The new
ownera claimed that they bought the
current account In the bank •• well
as a couple of atoamers used In the
coal carrying trade between Union
and San rranclooo.
Mr. Dunsmuir thought so well ot
his theory that a few days before the
transfer occurred he declared a division to himself'whioh wiped out the
balance In the bank of several htm*
dred thousand dollara, He alto
claimed that tha coal mlnea alone
were sold and sot the steamers. Tbe
Privy Council has deoliftd In favor
of the new ownera. witb ooste.
 iin It iiimiiii  *    hi'
MllTINO 0* THI EXECUTIVE
OFTHE B. C. P. OF L.
At tho request of the members of
District U, V. M. W. of A., a special
meeting ot the executive of the B. C.
Jl of U was held on Thursday, imt
ISth. In the Lnbor Hall, Victoria. Oaly
•*"? *rr:S|j*r."' »f 'St,*. i9.-i.-94..'.**. .i.*.**.*.,
en the -coast wtm* in -att*»*fl«ne* m|
there wat ao time to call tbe other
members sad the expense of eame was
not thought wnnnMed vader tha ton-
dWona, Prsldent Watchman wiring
them to secure their views.
President Heeler ot Metric* ill imve
xkm wawbtiuv* tae reasons tor mo miners aeklnit for • eeeeM ooaventloo
stating that the where bad by a targe
majority voted la flavor of the Ilea of
• convention, and that they desired
thet ormutliod labor ebooti be mum*
ei on their feehaW Represeatitlve tt>
v\m ek» »m hit views it 4M International Hoard Member O. Petugrww,
After eeasMera-Me 4lteMale« tit
btw-aetttie* «**w*d tHt they ironM call
a eyedsl eemmttm, te eonvtoe in the
labor Temple, Teteoarer on Monday
Jhtfy tit*.
•Tho meeting SvfssiWHI st i«l* a. m.
_j_a mjf A^___J_^__m_am   _,_^_^_^_tm_^tk     MMuukl^laia^i    wJHF-salhdMk—
•**myneeeteeie mtteena memeene wnwt*
smb« atom rnmRni n. naaniiw,
F, jieee, Vt. iteeetm and JM. SfcVety
Stwjr-Ttew*. A. ft. Well*.
DUNCAN 18 STABBED       '
BY MINER ENEMY
Butte's Msyor Fires Revolver In Defense and Fatally Wounds
Hit Asstlltnt
'Butte, Mont,, July 3.—Socialist
Mayor Lewis J. Duncan was stabbed
three timet In the shoulder and nech
here today by an unidentified Finn.
His wounds are not considered serious. .■"..'■ ,..
iMayor Duncan, lu defending himself
from tht knife, fired bis revelover at
tbo man, wounding him fatally.
The stabbing of Duncan is the outcome of the bitter feud raging between warrinit factions of union
mln««.        .*
The cause was Ute mayor's refusal
to deport Frank AJtonen, well-known
Western Federation of Miner* news-
paper correspondent.
quirements as to the number of men
working in a split were compiled
with. Counsel for the mine owners
has promised to secure as aocrate information on this point as possible.
John -Brown, general manager of the
Hillcrest'mine, H'vii. "stated tbat,he
was in the mine on Tuesday before
the accident. When the explosion occurred he was standing near the entrance of Xo. 2 mine, and saw smoke
come out. Both fans were stopped by
the explosion, but he Immediately gave
Instructions to reverse No, 2 fan. He
never found matches on any miner in
the mine.  He did not think they could
A youth full of vim and life; irre-*
pressiblo and possibly a llttlo precocious, as all boys at that ano wil!
bo; well meaning.and always wanting
to help others; ready to chaff even
when reprimanded; with a natural bent
fT mechanics, which eventually caused his death, thus -was William Horace
Quince, aged 15 years, wlif met his
death by being caught around the
shafting at the Kile Lumber mill, on
Saturday last.
There are few who have heart to say
or even think hard things of this little fellow, In spite of his inclination
to meddle. It Is juBt a natural trait
with iboys of his age/ and so long as
they are permitted to roam around
among machinery without pretty rigorous discipline, so long may ive expect accidents of this nature. The
story of his death is as follows:
Willy was engaged th keep filled the
drinking buckets which are plated in
convenient positions for men to
quench their thirst. Evidently he
had lots of spare time, and during this
time amused himself by making belts
of twine, and placing them on the
shafts underneath the mill. He had
no doubt done this, like other boys,
before, .but on Saturday some portion
of his overalls became entangled in
the twine, with the result that he was
wrapped around the shaft and received such injuries before the mill could
be stopped, thait he died shortly after
reaching the hospital..
^At-~vhe~Cors*BCr*s—InquestTtrlMon-
OFFICIAL NEWS
An agreement has 'been entered into 'between District 18, U. M. W. of A.,
and the Brazeau Collieries, Ltd., In
connection with the mines at Nordcgg
The date of same is from July 1, 1914,
to March 31, 1915.
A full report of tlie agreement will
be published next week.
We arc -informed from Nfordegg that
there are plenty of men around at
present and as the expenaesof traveling <to that camp is considerable, we
would advise men to keep away until
the company are in a position to employ more.
THREE ARE KILLED
AT GRANBY MINES
Bodies of  °hoenlx Men Lie Beneath
Thousands of Ton* of Earth
and Rocks
Ing to fire a shot, but he had never [have Improved the system of ventlla-
heard of any official forbidding the]tion. He did,not Jtnow where the air
firing of shots on those grounds.  Dur-|wa8 measured In the mine, and had
ing his shift he had sometimes found It
Impossible to examine all the airways
In his district nnd he had talked with
his superiors with the object of getting
assistance, but he had never secured
this.
Explosion Force Tremendous
Colin iMcLeod, having In mind the
faot that tihe explosion drove out the
12-foot blind ends and drove the tank
In No. 1 stope 200 feet, asked:
"Do you think It would ba practicable to put in any stoppings that would
resist tiie force ot the explosion?"
Wltaets—N'o, I do not thinks tw.
Mr. Briscoe said that be had plenty
of tlmo to examine all his distriot provided nothing extraordinary turned up.
He described the ventilation ts good.
It wat about 400 cubic feet per man
per minute. The law required 200
feet.
•Mr. MeLeod—You sty you refused
to fire shots when you observed this
prevailing cap gas? What percentage
of gat wat there.
Witness-Three and a half to
four per cent.
Ne Indication ef Ott
John Ironmonger, fire boss for 11
montht tnd on duty at the time of the
exploelon, was then examined by Mr.
only a general idea of the direction'
J of, the ventilating current*. The mine, I
he said, was not dusty, but admitted j
that the coal was friable ahd made TO
per cent slack. He did not think that
dampening the coal would prevent an
explosion; it would have to be mixed
like water to wet lt.
iMr. Browij said there four main
splits in the mine, at least.
Cross-examined by Mr. Capelle, the
legal representative of the Royal
Italian Consul at Montreal, Mr. Brown
admitted that' wetting the dust rendered It free from explosion.
A suggestion by Mr. Palmer that rock
dust be eplnkled over the coal dust
or kept In receptacles throughout the
mine to prevent or counteract the
force ot the explosion was declared
most imvnxctleitl by the mine manager; he had never heard ot suoh a
thing being done. As to the ventilation, iMr. Brown was asked by Mr.
Palmer, "Do you, as a practical man,
having regard to conditions in the
mine previous to tbe explosion, consider It a good mining practice to
ventilate N'o. 2 south with the return
air from Xo. I north f
iMr. flrown—Y«»s, I do.
•Mr, Palmer—l)o you as a practical
detect the presence of gas that morn-
! me-*'
"Were any shots fired tbat morning?"
"Two shots were tired in No. 1 north
just before the accident"
"What wss yemr*. impressioiffe-of the
explosion?"
"The explosion sounded like a/shot
close at hand. I felt no force nor
heat."
"Uow long have you worked in this
mine?"
"I have worked about fifteen months
here."
"Has the fireboss refused to fire a
shot at any tlmo?"
"Yea: the fireboss refused to fire
any shots in No. 2 south entry* In room
W, before it went through to level
above."
"Were the rooms very dusty?"
"Room 46—the old south entry—was
very dusty."
"Have you worked In any other
room?"
"Yes; I worked In room 36, which
was not du*ty, three days before the
explosion."
"How does this mine compare with
other mines for dust?"
"This mine Is no dustier than other
mines In the .Pass,"
"Have you seen any sparks from
caves, or otherwise?"
"Yes, I bave seen sparks from the
pick, while striking rock."
"Does tbe coal In traveling down
chute raise much duit?"
"Yes, the coal raises considerable
dust tn going down chute."
Wltnets stated tbat the ooal traveled easily down certain portions of the
chute, tnd In some places needed
backer*.
Samuel Wallace wts next witness to
teatlfy.
In r«*ply to questions by Mr. Camp-
lwdl wltnfi* xtsited thst he waa work-
ir »*ail*«»t em Von* H*»»f >
day evening, thevfoll<jwlhg Jury was
sworn: T. Beck, foreman; John
Lundy, V, T. Allen, John Mlekeljohn,
Thomas C. (Boyce and C. W. Owen.
Coroner H. A, Wilkes conducted tbe
inquiry, while IMr, Fred Q. Perry acted
as stpnqigr»|^ier.        .    ;(. ,    u .'
After hearing the evidence of tiie
foreman, Millwright E. C. Olson, manager, and several others, the jury returned tho following verdict:
"We, your jury empanneled for the
purpose of inquiring into the denth of
William Horace Quince, find that the
deceased came to bis death about
4:30 o'olffck p. m„ July 4th, 1914, at
the Elk Lumber Company's mill, West
Fernie, B, C; the boy having wrapped
a string around a shaft, which caught
on a button of his jacket and wound
him on tho shaft. Death due to shock
from the Injuries received.
"We do not attach blame to anyone
one account of the accident."
Tbo funeral took place on Tuesday
afternoon, when a number of the
Blk I/umber employes followed t'ho remains to thn grave,
Phoenix, B. C, July 5.—iA fall of
ground In the Granby mine th!<i morning caught three men and an electric
ore train in No. 2 tunnel of tbe mine.
J. F. '.McDougall and William Tatham,
two shift bosses, and Frank Riordan.
•motorman, were the victims. About
1000, tons of earth and rocks cover
the men and the electric cars.
The news spread like wildfire
through town and in a short time the
entire hill was covered by anxious
people. As soon as the accident occurred the Granby officials, with C.
M. Campbell, superintendent, at their
head, began the most strenuous efforts to remove the ground and put
their big electric shovel at work as
j^iLaa_aKEr^_inas-that-cduk!-be~iised*!-"
;Mr. McDougall has been with the
Granby company for nearly twelve
years. Mr. Ta-tham' has beeu a resident of the camp since l-t was opened
and leaves a family. Mr. Riordan has
been with tho company for a long
time.
It is not thought possible to recover
the bodies before tonight or early
-morning—Neiebn News. < . s*
THE ISIS
ROSSLAND MINER MAY
LOSE HI8 EYESIGHT
Hurt by Fall of Rock While Working
In Le Roi Mine
Rossland, B. C. July ".—W. J. Templeman, whilo working in the Le Roi
mine on Monday, met with a very serious accident, caused by falling rock.
He received a deep cut on the temple
and a fracture of the skull and It ls expected that he will lose tbe sight of
the right eye. He Is in a very critical condition today.
STRIKE TIES UP BRITISH
GOVERNMENT ARSENAL
Monday and Tussdsy, July ISth snd
14th
The management of thu Isis lias secured for 'Monday snd Tuesday next
the famous flayers' film, "lloarts
Adrift," In which Mary Pickford, the
most popular motion picture artlit of
today, Is seen in a surprising characterisation of "Thc Castaway." Mlsa
Pickford endows the character of
! Vina, the jttk- BpaaUh girl, with a
combination of savsgery and Rontlo-
ness that will alternately amsse and
cliartu. Thu film is a drama of the
shifting sands of time, and the surging,
chanting tides of lifo—an epic of the
ten, with a deep human undercurrent,
This picture marks the reapearsnee of
th« famous Players', featured st the
IBIS, on»> of which will be shown on
Wednesday and Thursday of each
week. These fettures comprint the
h*nt of famous play novels, and the
characters that become famous In
these play* will take the lead.
Official Returns-Election for District President
Majority for Philliim, 25H.
.Signed:
II. NUGENT.
WflXMM WT.TOy,
,!OIIK D. MAKIX.
Twelvs   Thoussnd  Government   Employes Quit at Woolwlgh—Promt of Union Men
Woolwich, Kng., July 6.—The entire
working staff of 12,000 men   of the
Government arsenal   here, which supplies most of the guns  and ammunition for tbe lirit|sh array struck today.   The action of   tbe   men waa  a
protest against the   dismissal   of an
engineer who had refused to erect machinery on a foundation const meted
by nonunion laborora.
Th« bttlkt 8prt»d»
London, July 6. -The »irtku -which
began In th«« Woolwich awns! on
Friday over tho dltmlsaal of one man.
has spread with tuch rapidity that the
great govi'rnmwit gim fartory was
silent and imtctSraJty deserifd <hl»
morning.
NANAIMO LOCAL SENDS RESOLUTIONS OF SYMPATHY
j        N'anslmo, li. tr., .lime f», ii»if.
.Mr. A. J. Carter, i1iHivt«ry.T-.«*-**»ur.'ir
, lilt-,tri«t IK. V, M. W, of A, Ft*r-
j    nlo,. II. «.:
i l)*>itr Hir and Hiwh**r- *-N»-»*»tttM>
j Loral haa adopted the following reao-
I liitlon, which ** wt*b ytm woold nm-
! xey to the nor rowing onM tn IHIUtwW :
I "We, the m-nmbers of 1/oral I'nlon
tX«». aifw    Vettrd    Mln»   Workera td
America, situated al Nanaimo, It. C.
wlah to convey our b-vartfeK aympattiy
j to tbe bereaved ones   whose breed-
tlament«W* #to1o«tiw «* fiftii>f*t»,T*n*»'
inn.   V* * tiniiiQTt*   tbt*   Ind   that   wo
twa„i td inn tttilom workvni knve   to
*he metttleeA om tb*   altar of P«»?»t
i We realise the need of legislation aad
Mb* wforremcni of the Misting laws
io siiti'it-ianl tkm lite* td tk* miner*.
.9.H-9 -,» •• t*>* mui wutk »*» -on xo* it-
land titr engaged In tbls long, bitter
s straggle--~a fight   which   must   nltl-
mntch r-r;d in triumph tf me receive
'■the -m-rnw-rnften of organlted  laher
♦tirouiho t that Province.
••Aetc|i! our d*«-(H.t sympathy   end
* wm the day soon dawn taken we will
»>■*.* ik,- .iiM.l.iUn't td xb* twrwd capitalist if »y»tfm   and   a brighter  and
W«, your dolr spp<rfot#d 4*n#w, beg to report thtt wo hate iafml«t«1 th* vou .
ulatod report.
I» «<*<mlftite» with tbe mot™ yem*. at the last District Essmtirg IVmnltiiMting, tbe newly «ie*«| VrtmUlrnt eommttmdhU tlntim tm Mon*?
li. il* kt * election for pmi(<l<*ni nt»i ttml the.rtwuk m given in the tub-
Inly *t, ifilf
WM. URAIIAM. Acti,,/ rr«*idtnt,
A. J. OAfFTBR, Sor-Twas.
nt'if.   fw» !»*«iirvwf *t|i* '•>!??r*? "
Pratt-rusHy,
.1   IUT1II*W.
Ptenidrnt.
\mt, WATSON,
tleerntnty.
mmm Thompson.
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PAGE TWO
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C, JULY 11, 1914
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There have appeared a great many
repprts in the press relative to various
matters in connection with the riot in
Butte, Montana, on the night ot June
23rd. The jrlot started about the
time that President Moyer finished
reading his report to the meeting in
the hall of Butte Miners* Union, No.
1. While'.Moyer was reading hie report, the crowd upon the outside of
Miners' Union Hall indulged in many
epithets and some were hea»\t to fcx-
claim: "Let's lynch him."
There was no effort on the part of
tlie-city administration of Butte to prevent the carnival of lawlessness ihat
resulted In the destruction of Butte
•Miners' Hall and the loss ot life. It ts
stated in the Missoulian by a staff correspondent of that journal, that -while
thfe riot was at its height, that while
outlaws were hurling dynamite into
the union hall and that while murder
had -been committed and threats of
death were freely made against the
life of Moyer and others Identified
with thf Federation, eleven policemen
were.playlng cards at the city hall.
While .Mayo'r Duncan professed nol
to be in sympathy with the mob, yet,
be gave the mob a free hand to do
as they pleased. Again while the riot
was going on, according to the Missoulian, the Mayor ot Butte was talking to the Governor at Helena, and
while the 'Mayor of Butte was telling
the Governor that everything was
quiet and under control, yet the concussion from explosions was auch as
to shake buildings for blocks and
made it almost impossible for the Gov.
ernor to hear over the telephone.
"Mayor Duncan of Butte will find it
a difficult matter to convince observing men that hia, sympathies were
against the action of the mob in
Butte, 'Montana.
It is aald that the Mayor has frequently declared that the Socialists
must carry the election In the county
offices of Sliver Baw county at the
next election, 'but if Socialism ls to be
advanced by bullet, dynamite and
murder, then a great -many people will
not want that brand of politics.
It was reported by the intimidated
press of Butte that has been censored
.by the mob, that 'President Moyer
fled from the hall, and jumping into
an automobile went to-Helena, where
he immediately called upon the Governor and asked for troops for Butte.
The fact is, that Moyer only left the
■Butte Minere't Union Hall when his
life was endangered 'by dynamite, and
furthermore, he, with others, walked
the streets of Butte until 3 o'clock tn
the morning, .when he and a few
others took an automobile to Deer
Lodi'.e where they connected with a
train for Helena. Moyer called on the
Governor, not for the purpose of calling for troops, hut to lay the factis before the Chief .Magistrate of Montana.
Moyer made no -> demand for troops,
and such a report could only have
been made by those professional de-
taxtiu*.'   	
-iiuvivilr.
of Miners, .without regularly elected delegates to the first
'bi-annual convention of the' Western
Federation of 'Miners, the provisional
president shall appoint from the membership of the local delegates to represent the Butte City Miners' Union,
No. l, in the first .biannual convention,
said-delegates to-be seated in the convention with all of tbe rights and privileges accorded regularly elected delegates.
"Upon investigation, I find that
some of the members have made complaint against the paying of what is
known as the day's wage assessment
levied by the Butte Miner's Union for
the month of April. I" shall therefore
rule that no 'member be required to
•pay the day'a wage assessment for
•the month of April, 1914, hut shall .be
charged only .with the $2 assessment
levied by the Federation. Members
having paid the April assessment
based on the day's wage, will he given
credit on their membership cards for
the difference between the $2 assessment levied by the Federation and the
day's wage.   .
"Firmly .beHeving that regardless of
the deplorable occurrences of the past
week, that deep down in the hearts of
the great majority of the men of the
mines of iButte City, there ilea an
earnest hope that the Butte Miners'
Union may not be destroyed, but that
It will again be placed on a sound
basis and continue to occupy the
prominent position ih the industrial
■world that It has for more than a
third of a century,   I   ask   for   -the
may toe Tealized at the earliest possible -moment. I am convinced that
the policy .that I have here outlined
will restore that harmony,, confidence
and sound business administration of
the affairs of the Butte Miners' Union
that must be desired 'by each and ev
around which. possible contingencies
may develop. .   ,
To us it seems the wisest .course is
to maintain the.relationship hetween
the union and the Federation which
has'hitberto existed;- We are sanguine
that if .the only harrier to a real and
lasting..unioni ibetween.7,the opposing
forces*'is the recently elected board of
joffi-cer^of'the union;"1 whom the insurgents' claim -were not properly
elected, that those officers .would not
interpose an' objection to communal
peace by an obdurate resistance tq
the-over whelming'.wish of their fellow
members to retain office when that
wish <was properly and constitutionally
expressed through a free, fearless and
honest vote of every member in good
standing In the -.union,    v *.,
In conclusion, we advise .the work-
Directory of Fraternal
Societies ■■■
erjrjnember,' and in putting the same ers to stand-by the old. union which
into effect and carrying out h3 pro- * has done such good and faithful work
visions I shall recognize no tactions, s for the toilers-In the 'past.- Through
.but my every effort shall :>i> based on its tireless efforts, aa well as the
what I believe to 'be ju&» .-<•, and to. humane and generous sympathies of
the best best interest of sny fellow- i the operating companies of this' com\
workers. The responsibility is gieut, ; munity, Butte and -Montana have main."
but I assume it, supported by ih*u: lalned a standard of---happiness and
confidence in the   men   of the mines
that has ever sustained me througl^
the darkest hours in the* history of our
organization. Brothers, 1 appeal to
you that all passion be laid aside, and
that we unitedly approach this deplorable situation among ourselves, determined that while wrong, If therte
be such, must be righted, and our
business transacted on a just aud
equitable basis, that it shall not go
out to the world that you have assumed that untenable position occupied by certain employers of labor,
that there is nothing to arbitrate and
nothing to settle.
"CHARLES H. MOYER,
"President of the Western Federation
of Winers."
The above program as presented by
Moyer appeals' to tbe intelligence of
honest!-men, but does not appeal to
trallors who hide their tjeachery behind various outbursts of industrial
unionism.—Miners' '.Magazine.
Miners9 Union Situation—
Let Reason Prevail
t ■*»
ii
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Every true friend of labor, every
ardent, and"sincere well-wisher of the
happiness and prosperity of this community, must deplore the unhappy
conditions..wjj^h have (we believe
temporarily)., i^nt-.ln twain the Butte
-.Miners' Union. Whatever views' one
may hold as to the merits or demerits
of the controversy, nothing should be
said by reflecting .responsible people,
whether .within or without the ranks
of organized * labor, that would tend
to kindle feelings of bitterness or to
still further intensify the passions
that unhappily have been aroused or
thp prejudices that have been evoked.
The Independent has an abiding
and unshakable faith'In the hardhead-
ed common sense and prudent sagacity ot the miners of Butte, and we. are
confident "*hat the men, who amid
many tribulations have directed the af
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The mob In Butte believed In "sabotage," .believed' ln "direct action,"
and the destruction of property and
the loss of life is conclusive proof that
violence is the weapon of this aggregation, who glory in calling tbem-
A part^named iMu<tfie McDonald Is
president ot the new union, and
"Joe" 'Bradley, who has carried the
| banner for the I. W. W. ln Butte, Is
vice president. The Initiation fee is
50 cents and monthly dues are 50
cents. Clarence Smith, who' Is Identified.with the Duncan administration
In Butte, and who was Identified with
the Western Labor Union, alia*
American l<ahor Union, ls a booster
for the renegade union.
When President Moyer addressed
the meeting In Butte Miners' Union
HaU on the evening of June 23rd, he
presented the following as a program
by which he hoped to eliminate the
dissension among the members of
Butte Miners' Union:
"To the -Member* of the Butte (Miners'
Union, No. I, of the Western Fed-
eratlon of Miners:
"Dear Sirs and Brothers:
"It appearing that internal dissension In the Butte Miners' Union having reached' that stage where the mem-
borahlp ls arrayed In two -factious,
both claiming that the other Is at
fault, and fully realizing as we 111
must that as long as this condition ot
affairs is permitted to exist, there can
be no harmony or progress, I have,
aft*r careful and serious consideration, arrived at the following conclusions:
"Pint. That as President of the
Western Federation of (Miners, 1 shall
take full charge of the affairs of the
Hutte Miners' Union, No. 1.
"Second. I shall cause to be made a
thorough examination and audit of
of the books of the Union (If the aame
nre given into my possession! hy the
autdltors of the Western Federation of
'Miner*, who are In no way connected
with the Butte Miners' Union, other
than through their membership In the
Wentern Federation of Miners,
"Third. I shall appoint as provisional president'of the union a member of
the Western Federation who Is not a
member of tho Rutte Miner*' Union,
but who holds the same relation
throuah his momhcrnhlp In the Western Federation of .Mint r* a» does the
bookkeepor and aenietants. 8aId pro-
vlntonnl president shall appoint front
tin* membership of th* Butte -Miners*
union a vice pretfdcot, warden and
•conductor.
Ja! rs-of—Ataerisa^s—largest-
progressive union   in   the
those immediately concerned, but we
will remind the chief executive of the
city, in anticipation of consultations
that might be held, that any attempt
l^iios^p%4Riyrj5rawisfec^!»ii«
will only serve to widen the breach
rather than ally suspicion or hasten
an enduring and honorable peace. In
other words, practical suggestions
must give place to chimerical fade if
Alayor Duncan is to accomplish a
working compromise between the
conservative elements of both sections
to the dispute.
There is no quarrel between the
workers of either section and the operating companies. The misunderstanding ls entirely within the'union.
Tbe insurgent meeting at the Auditorium on Wednesday emphatically and
unequivocally decided against showing 1 munity
iBest44he-<^8^Mhe^¥esi«r&-^^
prosperity ifor many years unequaled
in any other section of the Republic,
Here we receive the highest wages.
Here we employ thousands of people
all the year around. Here our schools
are filled with the happiest, best-fed,
best-clad and njpst contented little
children on earth. Under the guidance and direction of the Butte 'Min-
rs' Union and the generous expenditures of the operating companies,
Butte has .been transformed in a relatively short time from the menial
post of a straggling .mining camp to
the proud-and commanding position of
an all but metropolitan city. , The
ceaseless hum of throbbing industry
and great achievement beats eternally
Sn our ears, the pay envelope is always full and a feeling of mutual.good
will has ever existed .between employer and employe. Nowhere Is democracy more robust, "nowhere else to
such a marked degree is man regarded
as the equal of his fellow man and
where'the sole test Is not so much
that of wealth-as it Is of personal
worth and moral fibre.
Shall .we destroy this happy ,v.«on-
dltlon of affairs at the hldding of the
selfish and -clamorous agitator who
has little or no Interest In our community and who would gloat in
ghoulisb glee at the destruction of
our peace and happiness, and all because tbe affairs of <th Miners' Union,
according to current report, have not
been conducted with that business
acumen which guarantees a strict accounting for every penny received. Is
> A-MUAI-mk&AS*-' ww$.- °Pt^v^!sJ»
' _tnade an^oi?^ cewipj-Ioh
which organized labor is to be disrupted, on 'which Butte's,'prosperity is
to *e wrecked forever? Men and
women-, father and mothers, loyal citizens and sober-minded people of all
races, , nationalities and creeds of
which our polyglot population Is
composed, we abjure you to pause
and reflect seriously on this crisiB in
our history. . Rectify the wrongs tn
your union, if wrong there be, but
guard with jealous scrutiny that
union which has been the- mother and
nurse of all that you now enjoy of
happiness and prosperity in this com-
 "-    Beware of false and cunning
INDEPENDENT ORDER
V OF ODD FELLOWS
Meets every' Wednesday
evening at 8 o'clock In KL'P,
Hall.    ".
Noble Grand, J. T.'Pucifcey,
Secretary, J. B. Moikiejdha,
ANCIENT ORDER OF
FORESTERS    >
Meet at Aiello's Hall second and third Mondays . in
each mouth.
.John M. Woods, Secretary,
Fernie, Beat 657.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
Meet every Tuesday at 7.30
p.m. In their own Hall, Vic-,
toria Avenue.
C. C., A. Bunch.
K. oi S., D. 3. Black.
M. of F„ Jas. Madison.
LOYAL ORDER OF
MOOSE
•-    * **
greets every other Monday
at 8 p. m., in K. of P. Hall.
Dictator, F. H. Newmh-am.
Secretary, G, Mooes.
189 McPherson Avenue.
LOYAL TRUE BLUE AS.
SOOIATION / A
Lady Terrace Lodge, No.
224, meets In .the K. P. Hall
' second and fourth Friday of
each month at 8 p. m.
(.MRS. J. BROOKS, W, M.    .
W. ORR, Secretary.
LOYAL ORANGEMEN
Terrace Lodge 1713. Meet
at the K. P. Hall first and
third Friday evening of each
month at 7:30. Visiting brethren cordially invited.
HmmmevmmiWi^mmmemtim'*.
List of Locals District 18
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... Mmm ikxrke, Vox 3d, tletlenie, Altn.
.... W. C. CS».TJ«iOi>Pa««*. KiaHume. Ai-U.
.... T. G. Harriet, Paaaburg, Alta.
....J. MUclwU. Cmrbotrtelt-, i'otetenn, Altn.
..,, Mh-tmet Warren, tfenmor*. AHa.
 J. Johnoton. Coleman. Alta.
....Geo. Kims. Cortrfo. B. C.
 Js*. Homo. CMnuok, vta IMamond Oity, Alta.
 Tbo* LSfdiHI. Vntnkt, B. ('.
..... Kvan Morgan. Frank, Alta.
.... W. BtMerstoae, Homer, B. C.
 \n* tf-orton. M-tM-rrMi, Al'*.
.... I* Moor*. I TS! fftttb At*nm, S. !*tfc!>ridt#
>nmk lum&fEham, <w*)hurti Alta
 T. O. HarTW, PawHirg. Alta.
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— T. <>, Herri**, Pnotkore, Aka.
f^bnt...9*9.....,.*-... \* I'Mtwwm, Taber. AHa.
Unenwov*. Cnnnorr   ,\inx liMter. Georgetown. Canmore. A Ms.
HnrntMlitM... Hurry M<eK*w»w*i, N«m»tifg. vtn V,tttky Mmn*-
aln Hmte, AlWt*.
Hnrot
■WbH* A«b Mine
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Bel low*.	
Ulninmt*	
Ilurnis	
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Map* L*f	
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PftMfcwrn	
who shall act   a* MH-rttarvfCrmstirer,
with jtusUtatii*. said bookkeeper and
riNNlstitnt* i«-Mlns the same relation;
to the Huuc Miu-riV Union »» do the
nndltors,
"Filth. The prtswst 4rasteMi shall
f-orttlmi* to -Hntif etft** twtHt »t»Hr ao**.
i censors are eloeuNI at ID* sperui elec-
ih-jj hu'A.jt-^Uit.j ■p'V-j.'i-W't'**! ►'*■.*,
' "flltth. Cowplslnw h*ve been
{made at to tbo legality of tbo regular
.election, bold oo J«a« tod, 1 shall declare said election iroW. When tho
Ifirst Wnnnnsl ronvefttfon convenes,
1 »,,i.. »r. i , i...ti t.       .       * -
past are
still capable of handling the situation
that has here arisen within tbe past
few daya and of converting the thaoB
of the present hour Into that condition
of well-ordered discipline and more
reasonable frame of mind tbat must
inevitably procede*ffiaijy serious attempts at a reproachment between the
two sections of the union.
'Moreover it would be well for
both sections to refrain from hitter
insinuation or irritating innuendo.
These but serve to widen the breach
and avert the possible, aye, the
probable, adjustment of tbe difficulties
of the one great union of whioh all
the people .were justly proud in the
past. Tite .people of this oommon*
wealth of Montana had regarded the
Butte Miners' Union not only as Uie
greatest and most potential factor In
the labor councils of the State, but'
ni an Institution that had taken a permanent and constructive'hold In the
civic and moral development of the
commonwealth.
True, indeed, the union was the
work of human hands, and tbe creation of human minds, and as such inevitably carried within l£ Uie genus
of fallibility. What aet of awn Is per-
feet? What organism whioh is tho
outcome of man's toll, devotion and
thought In an)' ate or land Is there io
be found tbat has never erred or made
a mistake? The Butte Miners' Union
him, of course,/made mistake*, as bas
every *ody of men tathewd Wi»t»*cr
fo- ton.mon purposes, a bother In tbe
nn-nn of governmental .*.e'l*/lty, th*
bcarJ f.tld of commercial aerutiuiifsb-
nt-ei.i *r tbe semi-ethical utope of V*-
wroitl endeavor. Yet as a rule, tbe**»
mlairkes are rarely used os tho raison
d'etre for tho wanton and violent obstruction of organisations like ibo
Butte fMlnera' Union, whoso labors of
thirty-six years In this city have heen *
freighted with inestlmabto blowings
to tbe tollers of tbe community. ,
We nre therefore pleased to discern.
tho frank repudiation by both soo-1
tions of tho lawlessness and of tbe
untamed and Irresponsible hooliganism which In iho flood tide of riotous
ile-bauehery laid destructive binds on
tbe Miners' Union Hall last Saturday. \
That hall was a templo raised by tbo.
horny-handed tons of toll and dedicated for alt time to the Interest» of
labor and the need* of tbo ptwr. Tb*
pioneers of tbe labor movement— *
many of tbem now r««Mn« thoir wont*
Iim] tioiitMi In   the   aolltiido   oi   their
silent cravea beyond tbo city limits.
muit hate turned (n IttdlfftatWR amid
"and
van'
of Labor at the mines. The day following. Mr. Lowney, the local representative of the Western Federation
of Miners, gave out a statement to the
effect that tbls rule of showing cards
was purely local, and that If the Butte
Miners' Union wished to discontinue
the practice, it was entirely their right
and privilege to do so. Th emphatic
vote of the miners at the Auditorium
taken In conjunction with 'Mr. lowney's statement seems to us to have
settled the controversy about the
showing of cards at the mines. With
that obstacle removed we opine the
ground for the calm deliberation of
th* remaining Issues bas been considerably cleared and that no insurmountable obstacle will intervene to
preclude the possibility of a peaceful
and satisfactory solution of the difficulty. *
The contract between the companies
and the Western Federation of
••Miners with which Butte Miners'
Union Is affiliated, cannot and will not
be broken, and now that controversy
concerning the cards bas to all intents and purposes been eliminated,
lt seems that the question of acknowledgment of the Western Federation of Miners Is chiefly the one
standings ifor venal and selfish purposes to accomplish ihelr own aggrandisement. Stick to your union,
rectify its, abuses and correct its
wrongs, but don't follow the silly and
dangerous policy of cutting off youy
nose to elite your face, Act with
cautious prudence and wise counsel
and all will be well with yourself,
your union, your home and your community.—Butte Independent,
".Comrades in work"—this Is the prevailing and will he the final relation of
men.—*Peter E. Burrowes.
Crow's Nest Business
College
And Academy of Laagauget
J. W. Bennett, Principal
Classes arranged for any time
during day'or evening
. Wrtt« far Pr«tp«etu«_	
Johnson-Falconer Block
FERNIE       x    .   B. C.
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CAPITALIST MATHEMATICS
In the arithmetic of capitalism the
division of labor means the. multiplication of the products of labor, and
their subtraction from the laborer.
SMI(MCure
8T0P8 COUGHS ^cTi^c^
MARK THE  DATE  ON  YOUR CALENDAR
WEDNESDAY
FERNIE
JULY 29th.
of
ilallum and unexpected sacrjlege
Hat unlay last.
Where mas   rtuu<an,   tbe   vaunted
frtend of labor, on tbat ©ems-ton—
t-cldo answer*. *h«-reT   Uio Footlo*.
Pilate of old, ho washed hi* banda of*
tots omjcw Noo ttot* mat aigai tm***-
fit,-ii cr >\,u\ V;.'* i* - i-i  in TV* <r tht-
const nt«*lv* f*nl«* of this eommwiltf'
will not assert Itsolf In conjooctlon
* 93b the UmtM ettotu of tho pmeer*■'
stive element* of both sections of ibo
Butte Miners* Union to And Aft ktkt*
rittil/i iA*l,,ta*ntft*1  r,r ntrtnramrr.* trtitr%
doltgatoo tn attiMBSc*, who aro «ot!J"«J\M* »>»• *oT!e«tuift ««WW«|
members of ta* tmto Minors* Union, «m»«l». hove dono moro tbsn sny otbtr
■ committee to eeme Io ffntto lmmedt-1 •»•» «" sot of men to mmiMi»!
ately after tbo •djoorameuur tbo con-' Memo and to fan to wbttt boat torn-
ventloo to (oka etorvo of and act  oo l*rature.
jndgta of •« «l*»*i*o» tor ottirero td At already stated, wo •*• «MH*t*f \
tho Ratio Mlaor# I'nlon in oaMjth* minors will como tofrtbtr •**
eleftlon tttt ettndtdntea trbnm names 'I'tyi** ttwlr diff«•?«&«« ta * taw*
appear on ifeo ballot ot tb* regular,not only beneficial to tbossooltoo, but
•Section sbslt bo wmtneen. tf they m ' satWsetorv to th" etmmmttr.. tbo
dfaire to tb*» wwrtai elmtntt linr min*r* bave bad lo deal witb »sny *-
nominations oboll io opea In tbo reg-1 pruning crlols doriog fintr blttory.
dlilonal nomlna-' n»d never tue tbelr ablllf r Iwn tmm
wanting ia tb* roaooMMo oelutkm kd
nlor war tor nay oddltlooal nomloa
lion* tbat tbo mombet* of tb* Union
[tony mm to malo,
I   Tbo »|tttllflcatlons for voting at said
.fXtuou sball *• a mnmbendilp t*r4 to
'Frw«f ifimffffff fn tk* fttrtt* ^fffwr-'
I 'Colon. N'o. I, Western F«d«.Mlk»» *d
MW loots.
*v#ry dlPTltalty that njotm. If. OSS*
(-{tn. la bis rapacity oo Mayor of tbo
*i'\ haa • * ht-m* oooa which ***a
^cfona can he uutU-I. u -kilt recet«3
th* *«ro*»t aod serious tmtntdotMtm
of oil fhe penile and psrtlcwfsrtf  Ht
Alabatfhtolsea*.
, ily applied.   All
you oood to kelp
you it cold water
ond o flat brush.
Alabaitin*  wall*
uioko tbo homo
ll|hte*mtore
cheerful and
i beautiful. Itwlll,
notwftonoatho
1 w»U Uke JuW-
mino. BoeauM
itilOCORMOttit
wUlhoidouwkki
a|o,booomo]
lor many
yosrs.
,   AoAUbmiioeweQe^ _
_ , b* ro-epotod without fomov
' Ini tho oU coal.   AlabMtlao
wdlsoio*dwr4oolsoallMy. Tbey,
oio hyioat* No (noost or «nom
■fm can Sve loan AUUsdoowsL
AkHl^^.t^^jo51
, Church's Cold Wstsr
HnlMMiUnii
vow trvbiniii
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J. D. QUAIL
Hardware. PainU snd Houac
Cleaning UteniUi   ^
Mint* of -Okie, Cltr of Toledo.
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ilorpartooir or th* firm *¥ W.J.
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Ttilrltn
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for so«h im ovory ennn of tSifairb
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Notary rufcllc
mn-% oototth ast* i* tatoo iptw.
nnttf ftllit tft* Ulrrrtlv nmn tttt* ftfirt^
, .        f« wl rnooMi* wtrtwm   -td the ayatam,
ClOCK 1 ***d for tevtllMNitois trees ■■
10 trr Ml ariiflst*. ii<v
Take Hotfe Fewllr W)l# for etmatt,
•pntnm,
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C, JULY 11, 1914
PAGE THREE
MACLEOD
JOSEPH    HICKS,
Barrister and Solicitor
Notary Publl^T   '
Box 7;;: "ALBERTA
Vieits BeMevue on, ohsrl-4-th of each
'"'-month,'-''* 7
J O S E P^H
HICKS
Advokat
/
.     \        Vcrejny. Notar
■  ',      " i  ' t.     -. . ' .   ,
MACLEOD   .   'Box./  ,      ALBERTA
Kaotivuje BeUetvue na 14* k&Sdy mesac
KING'S
HOTELjTHE MARCH OF   . .
THE MINIMUM WAGE
Bar supplied with the, best AVines,
liquors and Cigare '"'
i i
DINING  ROOM  IN CONNECTION
W. MILLS,
OR. JOHN   BARBER,   DENTIST
Office; Above BteasdeU'o Drug Store
< Phone 121
Residence: 21 Victoria, Avenue
Prop
FERNIE
2.
B. C.
ALEXANDER MACNEIL
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary, ate.
Offices: Eckstein Building,
Fern.le,'B„C.
Feed
anil Sale Stables
»
First class Horses for Sale.
Buys Hordes on CommlsTon
■■■ ""      ' ■ ■   ••<—'        • — ■*"■ '—   ™*w —
George Barton Phone 78
F. 0. Lowe
Alex. I. Fisher
LAWE A FISHER
ATTORNEYS
Fofnle, &
S,
c.
8 0 Y A L
HOTEL
>KRHIE
Bar Unexcelled
AU White Help
Everything
Up-to-date
Call in and
see us once
JOHN PODB1ELAN01K. Prop.
We Are Ready to Scratch
off your bill any Item of lumber not
found jost as wo represented. Thero
Is no hoous pocus in
This Lumber Business
$h«n you vaal .spruce we do noi
■end you hemlock. When you buy
first-class lumber we don't slip io ■
lot of culls. Those, who buy once from
us always come again. Those who
have not yet made our acquaintance
fifa   fairing  *nli«*n*paa   they   Wp'jlJE1*   fV ]
counter if they bought their lumber
here.
KENNEDY & MANGAN
— Dealers In —
Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Sash and
.Doors. SPECIALTIES—Mouldings,
Turnings, Brackets, and Detail Work
OFFICE AND YARD—MoPhsrson ave.
Opposite G. N. Dopdt P.O. Box 22,
Phono 23.
Just as the woman suffrage anove^
meat is irresistibly■>■ marching Irom
State to State, so is the movement for
a minimum wage making rapid headway. It is interesting and significant
to observe how woman's ipoiltlcai
status and economic status are advancing along parallel lines. Once
she gains an economic advantage in a
State where she has not yet the vote,
and then she gains the vote in a State
where her economic conditions^, are
'still very bad. But with each gain"stimulating and supplementing the other,
things look brighter for womankind
tlmn they have in many a sad, long
year.
Eight States have passed laws providing for the payment of a minimum
wage to women (and minors! within the past year. Theee lire California. Oregon, Washington, Colorado,
Utah, Nebraska, Minnesota and Wisconsin. . In Michigan a commission is
studying the question, and Is expected
to report its opinion on the fixing of a
minimum wage. '
In '.Massachusetts, which established
the measure more than a year ago,
the first fixing of a definite amount
as c--weekly wage Has just taken
I-lare. After investigating the brush
industry in thnt Sta.e, n wage board
decided that $S.71 per week wes the
lowest amount on which a girl can
l:»'e. Tnis, according to the board,
makes it possible for hei\to spend 5
cents every two weeks to go'to the
movies and 12 cents a months to go to
the theater. Considering that 50
cents is the lowest price for the poorest seat at any good play, a working
girl can go to the theater not quite
three times a year. But in this way
she ls supposed to set aside $10 a year
for a vacation, so all is well.
Still with all its tragic insufficiency
$8.71 a week te better than between
$3 and f4 a -week, whioh one-fifth of
the girls have heen getting; better
than between $4 and $6 a .week, which
two-fifths of the girls have ibeen getting; ibetter even than between $5 and
$6 a week, which two-thirds of the
girls have been getting.
In Portland, Oregon, where the maximum rate for women office workers,
which includes cashiers in etores, .was
recently fixed at~|40 a month. In
the State of Washington, atter June
27, girls in mercantile establishments
must receive at least $10 a '^eek.
L*ss-;
<?L
"fRUrt
SM-Wt'
-G\N/^C
•OOUNt
-KtSHlNC
V *   *
Xaturally, all this id hot happening
without protest. Everywhere the
march of the minimum wage is -being
held up by its enemies, who, like the
proverbial wolf in sheep's clothing,
fcssume the disguise of friends of the
working class in. their fight against it.
Touching is the   solicitude   of thej
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. i
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Prepared only by
Steam Hooted Throughout
Electric Lighted
THE KING EDWARD HOTEL
. J. L. GATES, Proprietor
Fernie, B. C.
The, Leading Commercial Hotel of the City
Rates fl.50 per day
With Prints Bath f&OO
Firo Proof Sample
Rooms ia Connection
the WALDORF
Mn. S. Jennings, Prop,
L. A. Mills, Manager
Excellent Cuisine — American and
European Plan — Electric Light —
Hot fit Cold Water—Sample Rooms
Phones—Special Rates by the month
Wall Street Journal, for insttuace, ^or
the poor, misguided wage earner. It
announces that a mlnlmurau wage law
Is "cruel in the extreme," since what
sets out to be the minimum wage ends
up by .being the maximum wage. For,
if according to law, a worker is supposed to .be hble to live on a certain
.wage, that Ib the wage he will get
forevermore.
This worry about the future of the
worker on the part of the Well Street
Journal makes one suspicious that
these opponents of the minimum wage
are well aware that in Australia,
where a legal minimum wage has been
in force for nearly eight years, wages
bave steadily risen, For instance, in
tbe clothing industry the average .wage
has risen 20 per cent above the minimum rate and the maximum rate is far
ahead of the average.
A well-known Kansas paper presents one of tbe other so-called arguments against the minimum wage, under tbo Impressive title: "Tbo 'Minimum Waco Fallacy." This Is the favorite tltlo which appoari again aud
again, always ovor tho same rehash
of annihilating "arguments."
In this case, the friends of tho working girl are worried over tho thous-
undo and thousands of women workers
who will be discharged bocauso the;
are not worth oven tho minimum
wago to their employers.
lo It possible tbat these good Samaritan* do not realise tbat under tho
present syittein ot Industry whoro
there oro not Job* enough to go around
for tbe women •who want thom, and
tbe competition for the Job is so
keen, that tbe employers bave already
tbo pick of the workers? And as far
«b getting along with fewer employes
1« concerned, don't thoy know tbat
«>vmi when paying »f*rvatlon wage*,
the average employer doos not keep
one single worker more  than he ac-
S.XAENO., Gimted, vTruitSjilF Works, London, England
Agent, for Canada: Harold F. Ritchie ft Co, United, 10 MeCaul St, Toronto
♦ Algy in Search of Adventure:
J His Daring Jaunt to Hampstead Heath and the Meta- ■'J
▲ morphosis of the Coster Bloke. 4
liMMta Hta Iims *>■***—
.  SfeiaiVpwinls
Antrim Ru tain
ttOOprDiy
t
1
£»  Bellevue Hotel
OOWMKROiaL  Housa
tost Accommodation in thi Pass—
UHo-O-ate — Ivory   Cewvsnlswso.-
Z*i.i4U„',     &*.t»tt*9
* A. OALLAN, Prtp.
MLLlVUt, Alt*.
tually needs?
It wan at .breakfast -that the inspiration camo to me. As a rule, my bright
Ideas come tripping up after dinner;
until then tbey are, as it were, dormant. (A toppln' word that. .Mem:
to see if It hss anything to dp with
dormice.l
On tbls occasion, however, the matutinal meal was isis melancholy than
usual. Having, with a nonchalance
which cloaked a tremendris smoiint
of strategy, snaffled tbe taut remain-
ln|; piece of buttered toast, I laid
dowu my newspaper aud spoke lo
Colla. After, all, 000 can afford to bo
uuerous somotlmes, and Cells Is a
nice girl: sho enjoys my conversation
awfully.
"PromlslaVweather," I wli "Very."
sho replied.   Cells is a nice girl, but
conversation doesn't seem to bo hen
strong point somehow.
It was Just at tbls moment that tbe
j inspiration came to me.  It camo quite
unexpectedly,   you  know; Just ns   it
must have done to tbo poet What's-
hltHiame, and fellows like tbat
"Look here desr old thing." I said
quite coolly, just as though I wasn't
Inspired at all. "What do you say'to
a day on Hampstead Heath?"
"What nro you talking aboutr snid
Cells. "Have you forgotten that this
is a bank holiday?" Thoro aro row
nicer girls than Cells, but U must bo
oonfessod tbst sbo does not yot ap-
nlato tbo   subtle workings of ber
«nd'i intelWft.
"Your reminder," 1 replied. "Is. If
I may   aay   so,. unn«*re*esry,"  <vii»
raised ber adorable eyebrows, "Tbo
faot la, boloved, It bas occurred to m*
thst It would Im>> ewfallv JoHy fa t»«
Urge quantities of 'Arry and 'ArHtt
S? Napanee Hotel
.    tmmm wtw wavacemint
THE MOST UF.TO.DATE HOTEL IN THE CITY
Steam Heated-Hot and tm Water
Local tad Long Dfsttaet Telephone
la erery room..Saapl« Room*-Best
Brand Uqt»r» aad CUrar*
Thus tbe "fallacy" of the minimum
wago is ovor found to bo tho fallacy)
in tho reasoning of its enemies. Kvery argument advanced against It by
tbo hypocrites who ua solvelloi
about tho welfare ot tho workors, can
bo demolished with tbo greatest oaso,
Moreover, tbere hns boon too much
publicity lately shout tlw relation bo
tween wagoo and vlco. Unco on- i
lightened. 0 largo element of the com
moiuiy will not stand for girts and
wopten being drtvtn Into pfwUfiUoo
box-sate of tho lack of a faw dollars a, ,h.M...irM -.,, ,h«ir *»•#!••
w«k. And an onderotsad'r.^ of thia £"&♦"* 'IXTSlSr tLn ««. •li«a
tconomte tetolm often loads to wH *•*&■?,*•«?*■■,, "•■
tbor rtsltsstlon of tho workors' right*. ^fStwuft mmu'caMm \it* «
Tt* r.l-nlmus. meg* in tbo ento.-.rf L **'» >• ^i4,. «tT *. .,£
wedio to a now ordor of Itgtsla'Jon. **?.»fi?WlJ ,,£, l&£l!*tZ£
Akmly omdltib of tho -mmm t» ££ 'J^iSLV JEWELS. £2*
commHteti to It, and It Is »awbtef on. \M,-^ P**,"',   "• *$**"* *"*'
''..*" i mondeo-sty. rwillv. \
' i    *x* maim not ime ta lotttof ocroool
My MNmf Is   thtt   *aeh   Individual (© the blslort* booth,   il doot kaowj
should soek his odrsntago Ibwhjp*™-I *h«t   thoro   lo   hMarle ibowt   th*
tion with hts follows,   aad that tbojf«f**d.W&JJ1 ^S^SjSTJaiI
l>oo»lo should mak. tho ftost of their|,owi wrt^ to»*•» ***.*****'» M
Intro    eormtra   *(«»«*«    »,i'-;M:,',,,, ,*,.
trado with other poopl*'*.-
ford
enous lions who sought to devour the
fat lady, wbo could be dressed like
u Christian martyr, or something of
that sort.
This seemed such a brilliant Idea
tbat I couldn't resist tbo temptation
to till Cella. "Supposing the lions
won," was all she said. A charming
girl, but~
Wo had not walked many yards before Cella was seised with a perfect
mania for destruction. For this the
Mame must he attributed to equal
parts of tho suffrage literature ahe
will Insist on reading to the proprietor of a eokornut shfT snd to my-
uelf for takluK here there. Tho proprietor aforesaid remarked to Cells,
in tbe most barefaced fsshlon Imsgln-
able: "'Kre y'are, li-Jy! Come an'
try your luck. Two balls a pennay."
In consequence of tbls absurd appeal
I had to stand like an n»* whilu Cella
amused herself hy throwing at those
v«,f«'tsri»n l>iit.i4ui.u,, uuil i'i**, yni-
priotor amused htmeK by bawling In
my enr with an awful nmount of re-
Iteration: "Try yah imK ml l'oker-
nuto all mllkay."
Hut worse remained. t'HIa's second
•hot dislodged a lokm.ut from its
perch, ond sho farousbt th« wretehMl
i hi us to me In triumph, "fatf-h snd
carry!" she said, <wlih a gsloty which
seemed totally unetlltd for under the
Hr-fum«t«nees. Sho toi««d th«- thing
to m*. whereupon I sold flrnib: "Colla.
had no intention of walking about all
day with an African's lunch under my
arm like a bally as*."
Cella looked fixedly at a couple of
saddle donkeys which were browsing, . — »-=.„.-. — _.
a fow yards away and then shook her \ them, clad in a silt akin and a shriek-
head. "You must be thinking of a
performing ass," she said. "Those
creatures there—." At that I got desperate. "Look here, old girl," said I,
"do bo reasonable. Remember we
came here to amuse ourselves by Inspecting the Joys of 'Arry and 'Arrlot,"
"Vou did," sho corrected. I sighed
and wo walked on.
Whether that absurd cokernut acted as a charm or not, It was a long
time before I recognised thoso .whom!
wo came to seek. The Heath was
crowded with holiday makers, of
course. They sont out eorplerclng
shrieks from the swing-boats. Doubtless they shrieked on the roundabouts
also, but their voices wero drowned
by the syncopstod his re of many-
trumpeted stoam organs. Thoy
thronged tbe booths and filled the inns
to overflowing.
Hut where were the 'Arry nnd 'Ar-
rlet of tradition? done, llko thn snows
I of yesterday,   tl felt rather proud of
that   phrase,   but   CHiu,   who
crowned the head of 'Hia, she of tho
brown shoes and purple velvet gown,
no longer dance deflan-re In the
breeze. 'Hia Is no longer 'Ria. She is
.Marie, and giggles with tbe beat of
Ing woolen Jacket.
"Gone is Pearly Jo, wbose cheery
face laughed neath his billycock hat,
godlike In good blue broadcloth. Tbo
costly pearl-dewed coat, with Its
raised seams, the hell-bottomed trousers, have given way to the cheap
hand-me-down suits; the silken belcher, many buedt hatf been ousted from
its place of honor by a coilsr and tie
of indifferent design; the straw hat,
anathematized of old as » 'donkey's
bed,' hits driven tho biilcook Into
Oblivion.
"N'o longer do tho mpturotu strain*
of the mouth organ assail the ravished
oar. The guy chl-ike of the lesry
rove in board no more in the land.
The glory has departed.
"In short, old thing, those whom
we came out to seo are here, and yet
are not here. The mongers of costards Imvu In veil in thii iMheua
waters of (tonality, and have turned
their faces asulnut tbe old traditions
jwetry and all tbat sort of thing, my»
It Is hackneyed.   Hhe really Is clever
rends i of their tribe. 'Arriet has become   a
Flapper, and 'Arry Is n Nut of «he first
magnitude.   Is It not n tragedy?"
In some ways, but I wish k1h> wouldn't •    "It w»rtalnly does *t*ni a j»i'j." said
overdo It.) |(Vila, with an enigmatic *nilh«. "When
Thp snhitton of the m*n<f>rv nmr> tn ' !ii'»>plf> nf imir ifw•'!«••'. ••-->'• ■'..•■■"nvt,
mo like a flash. It was Just another j with that < Imrnilnic 'urine!!,y which
burst of Inspiration In fact, . you «-xu ud a!***   to   ll«*d Indians and
"{Xt* you knn.w what I'm fhlniilugf . prise cn'.ilt*., u, -.Suit 'An,, ai,d his
I said. I could te* that (Vila wn* go ! Itonah, th*-y should rt-ally consider
Ing to cut In with something absurd, j your withetic tastes. H'» too bod of
so I hastened to continue. "It has. tht-ro, Alttv d<-ar. but (»«>rh*|.* >h** t»oor
Just *mi<k i»e» d*-«r old iliing, thgtithings*only* eame brr* to u»nJoy '^«m•
'Arry and 'ArrfM havo tw-on--er what iim»|v*j»»."
d'ye call It?-metamorphosed. They t'eiu, »# I !»•*♦* Insist)**!, is tho
are berw all right, you know, bitt thoy 1 nicest of girls, but I suspect b«»r of
hav* b**n transformed.' jorcasimMl   oiittMtrsts   of *srcoom-~a
"R«ally?" said Cella. ! thing I dlsllk* Intensely.   Th*" worst
I    "\e»"  I  said,  and  louncitoil  Into | of it is I ran nevtr be qul<« sore.—
when I suggwited this iittlr Jaunii~iIJ rhapsody. "Th* ostrl-rh feothfrs which jlxindon i*«IJy H#ra»d
tMaait1*1 JJJBIJSJJLUIIJ'IUMJHIUU*    I ".-,■**. J *«"I*U ...I... .1 I J*  ".."." '"■ ' "" "
■ujiposa It's oil right ■»   Wm temm tkel
*JWggAWf|*w^tanii
A. Va WINTERS, Mr.
Salvia Will Grow Hair
m
"",'-*■■■* At .%_* o. kMn, t*..  M M*M «*tlM|.
R. Blotch-j were ao ead of sologbooris	
1 shoots, coktfaot shtao, and a host of
side shews, eseh of which was Just
oboot to oommttm, as fsr a* ono
eoold gather from tho bawls of tho
red faced gentlemen st tho door.
A fst tody «shOrit«| bor eborms aott
. *.».' •.., _ lr,t%[wA booth, *li-ti* \ke
SALVIA, the Oroat Hair Toote »"*«ami«i mkMl*wsl«ht of aosMiwboro
S»d Ttrmmtt, will poirftlrclr ert.Ai_ _. nr n^**r -axfuritaaed a morwor 1*"**
n*w trowtb of hnlr, *!a»slato d*«lf» to tako m si) noej|.rs
If mm meet te kava a aaaatlfbl hood N^i? m? ii,,, S- * *** ^teofn
ot  hair, -tno  %£   SSSSt *J_2 !«»Wtlsa. It wss ohvfows that nothing
SALVIA, md WstatUTSKJ1, **•
, salvia to taataatase ta mm ton-
lac hatr oai iwstes* tb. Mtt** *
gwj <alor. ne mmnmmlir ^
WMffe year hair V it fain** m
« ^doa't, yoa wlf ioS?5 &
HALV1A prevoats ■hWaow bw ta*.
teolag the hair to thoriou
Imddo rwntd MfMOs th* fhrilHog
hstofsai *f*f{»!*4 ea lia gosgooos
ooavos oatotdo. oa which aao tew
boon toeomsialli, od of tbem f«o||.
Luit htXniu. lU. Ui^iiiAk. UouAy ot a
•otfensMd gMtlosua wtth a was««
mosrseUe Tho three shows w«r«
vtry Miy, no doubt, hat thw Might
Mslly h»w *m* embtmmmel Thoa
with a iHtio otago msaamaoat, wo
sjKM havo eminyad tbo oemmte et
•oM st meemdett', ^ m^     i^moHrbmorim^mM ott ^roT.] t-% •Weha.,. em ot m nmmtnnnnne om m M.^to,. c^* m *,** ,„, WHmmt Mf|t Mf n PAGE FOUR
IHE DISTRICT LEDGER, PERNIE, B. C, JUL7 11,1914
a    r€tyt Sisiririt £&&** ®
Published every Thursday evening at its office,
Pellatt Avenue, Fernie, B. G. 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
color work. Mail orders receive special attention.
Address all communications to the District Ledger.
F. H. NEWNHAM, Editor-Manager.
Telephone No. 48       Post Office Box No. 380
THE HILLCREST DISASTER RELIEF FUND
The fund startM in' connection with the above
disaster is growing steadily. We have not a. complete list of subscription, as most of tjiese arc "l.«un*sr
sent direct-to. the Union Bank, Bellevuo, but tho
following is a complete list of local subscriptions
received or promised:
United Mine "Workers of America, per W.
Green, International Sec.-Treas....... .$1,000.00
District 18, U. M-W. of A. .............. 1,000.00
Messrs. TritesVWood Co., Fernie......... 1,000,00
\V. H. Wilson, Gen. Supt. C, N. Pass Coal >
Company ... •.................     150.00
McChry Manfg. Co., through Trites-Wood 100.00
District Ledger ............. ...........     100.00
Coal Creek Club      200.00
Michel Local, U. M. W. of A............:   100.00
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Lancaster, Corbin..... .:,'■    10.00
Taber Liberal Club ".-...7........... .77.7     10.00
Crow's Nest Trading Co........... .. '■ 200.00
Geo. Dorenbecher        10.00
Knights of Pythias, Coleman       25.00
P. M. Albo. Femie  -     5.00
Frank Lodge No. 2, Association of Stat.
Engineers  -       25.00
Subscriptiojis may be sent eitjier direct to thc
Union Bank. Bellevue, or addressed to the District
Ledger. The fund will be administered by a central committee consisting of Judge McNeill, of the
~JDJgti;ial-_CQnrt_Af_Mq.P-lpnd-_A._J. Cflvfpr) secretary,
treasurer District 18, U. M. W. of A.. Fernie; Colin
Macleod. barrister; while the Dominion and Pro-
vincial Governments will each appoint represcnta-
tives to act upon the committee.
'A local relief committee have charge of the Relief stor.q, ai\d necessitous cases are receiving every
nttentioii.
ties to think of the morrow, and what his  children inhprit cuts but a small figure.
There is undoubtedly an inclination on the part
of some individuals today to regard capitalism
with a certain amount cl' fatalism. True, money-
and power will secure most things; they are the
ruling and controling forces of society today, T)ut
the attitude of the fatalist is tantamout to acknowledging that Capital is not only all powerful,
but infallible; that it cannot commit error, and
where, for instance, a big corporation fails, that
all hope must be abandoned.
There are many who will take exception at our
remarks and insist that this is so, but to become a
fatalist is to acknowledge defeat, and this the
worker must, never ■;.■.
Recently the C. 7 U, shut down their Hosmer
mines, -claiming they *'ould not work them at a
profit. (Remember it has taken this company some
nine years of labor, and the expenditure of millions
of dollars, to make this discovery.) Now, the C.
i\ li. would be regarded as the most successful
concern in Canada, and we will not venture to
contradict this, but we question whether they are
infallible. Many old timers will remember that
when tlie C. P. R. put their grade through the Pass,
the engineers had every reason to believe it was
the best route and grade obtainable, otherwise we
can rest assured the road would ,rfbt have been
built. Some years later, however, other engineers
and surveyors discovered that a much better grade
could be made through the Pass from Michel west,
and when they had completed their task, so level
was the. grade they made, that trains of more than
twice the length of those hauled by the C. P. E. are
being taken over the Great Northern every day.
In this instance it was purely a question of brains
and ability. One railroad was as willing to pay
as much as the other, but they did not get the
same return. You may find an excuse for the engineers who failed, but nevertheless, it is one of the
peculiar phases of civilization that ive are increasing our knowledge, and applying same to better
advantage every day. There is no1 such thing as
finality, no infallibility. Capital can pure-base the
best possible brains, but it is the worker who supplies them, and from the foregoing contrast, we «f b[B luncl»? T©° b»d you* got to the
, ,  ,       , lockers -before you , found    out, old
may learn a very, salutary lesson. Cbap.
Pleased to report that our old
friend Charlie was no worse after his
little -spill.  ,
A special train conveyed a party of
Great Northern Railway officials mp
here on .Tuesday -morning on a tour of
inspection.
The Rev. Cecil J. Hannon, former
minister of the 'Methodist church up
here, now of (Montana,   ls   in camp,
THE TRIUMPH OF KNOWLEDGE
♦ COAL -CREEK NOTES ♦
♦ ♦♦♦'♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
v A Correction
In the first part of last week's issue,
a typographical error was caused .'hy
the introduction of the word "against"
In a paragraph stating that Coal Creek
Club'had made a grant of $200.00 to
the Hillcrest relief fund. The-effect
of this was -to make the sentence -read
that 'the Club lkd voted against the
grant. The Club's.donation, however,
was, recorded on .our frontpage with
other ' subscriptions, -but having regard to the generous manner In which
the club committee always respond to
any appeals for help, we think the
fullest apology is due for the mistake
and trust that this correction will receive as much publicity as the error.
Note—Have your laundry work done
at Fernie prices. All work clean and
well finished. Look out for laundry
rig every Wednesday afternoon. Fernie Steam Laundry. 225
Mrs. Charles O'Brien left camp on
Priday, en route tor her old home In
Wales.   Bon voyage.
Correction
The members of the Coal Creek
Club unanimously voted FOR a grant
of $200 to the relief of the Hlllcrest
sufferers, and not "against," as reported last week.
Will the evil disposed .person who
maliciously entered the garden of one
of our residents and stole the products thereof, please call again and
remove tbe garden utensils, as owner
has no further use for them? Nuff
sed.
The annual ratepayers meeting will
be held In the school house, Coal
Creek, on Saturday, July 11th, at 10
o'clock a. m. Business, to elect trustee and also one auditor. All ratepayers are requested to attend.
.The examination for -miners' ■certificates was held up here on Monday
afternoon. Quite a large number of
candidates  were examined.
John Caufield left camp om Wednesday en route for the old, country.
Rumor has it that Jack Is about to
join tbe noble army of martrys. Con-
gratulatione.
George Waring has pulled out of
camp, to seek his fortune ln fields and
pastures netw.
Was it albsentmtndedneso' on the
part ot ono sport which caused him
to put a shtrt under his arm in place
The cave man had to match his intellect against
the brute strength and ferociousness of the animal
world, and the worker of today has to match his
intelligence against capitalism.
The primitive man found it necessary lo adopt
a very strong form of communalism. He hnd to
be at peace with all members of the tribe, and this
was the first lesson learned. They had common
enemies, and their intelligence taught them to
"ishl. not among themselves, but to vanquish their
enemy. Today, one fimjs an eternal squabble in
progress among tbe workers as to who shall possess
ihe" plums. As a matter of fact, one often finds
less intelligence among the workers than could possibly have existed among the cave dwellers. They
will parry the fight into their (iiiinn; they will destroy even places dedicated to the use of Unionism
mid Uie perpetuation of liberty.
But calm reasoning and intelligence have been
a governing factor in all ages, and.as we progress
this will become more pronounced. It is the tri*
nmph of the intellect, and its victory will influence
the industrial and political field. At no time in
our history cnn victory be claimed for brute force,
for peace has only been accomplished by calm aud
deliberate judgment.
In the ranks of the worker today we must expect
to find individuals who have formed opinions and
ideals. These opinions and views may appear the
rankest heresy to tlie intellectual ond he will condemn them in no uncertain or temporal language:
he will go ait fnr as to nceiuto the radical element of
every possible crime, but he never stops to consider
f hut his own fntalif-un nnd inaction hns hnd an irritating effect upon the other. "Direct action" or
brute force may not lie in our best interent. but it
it* the rumlt of apathy nml a spirit of fntnliitm thnt
Some time ago, many, many thousands of years
it may be, the cave man (well, was it the cave
man?) discovered that he could control certain
species of the animal world; could compel them
lo do his bidding, and to help him bear the burden
nf existence. But remember, this was uot the result of superior strength, for there were many ani.
mais from whom he fled in terror, hut the result
uf his superior cunning and intelligence. He had
not the fleetness or strength of the lion, but wnn
compelled to employ his intellect, for brute force
availed him nothing. He had learned lo use
his intelligence-—mid "that is Koincthing that mum
of uh have not learned today. Like every weakling he first reeognined the necessity of solidarity;
ho must co-operate with others of the same tribe
to insure protection.
1IU iiitellitfcn-ce found cxpremion in his ability
tu provide for the future; to ntore Ihe harvest during crop time and (bun ward off ntarvntion during
the long winter month,.  Onee relieved of the dread ,a,M)r aiu, |H.litienl organisations of today.   Yon g! TS^'^Jf^J^SS
ol starvation, he had innfr leiwire to think and wj,| oontinuallv hear men nnd oven lenders, sny.I   torn>5m»  hoi  orrlvod   bock In
plan, nnd his first thought was of the morrow and |"Thcy have the power; whnt can wc do!"   !»««- |«**tt*» »««I »•***■»« »**d> for douulug
providing for same.   When nature in her bounty l -,Mv „IHIIV wi„ ,augh ^ wo know „,„, nnP frw.'
trnve more than he eould immediafely consume, he I ftthcri faccd th|g nimilm t\mmnf\n of ye<iro m%
began to   increase   hts   storehouse   and   provide | Anm ilml mnmom aTC changed, argue thnt
Wumi the |H»oil.ilitioo of famine.   Now. wilh the,,,,,, worliW UhIhV ,,„„ ,10t fym „,„ phMtw ,.,,„,: «-•*««♦« taem Pnnattmat
ollwr »ptM.i..K. 1hiN wan .lifferonl. for thiy iltniwltf | th« oave dwelbi had, tmt tb*»w» «•«!«> tn unmiiig anil i.    ,   v.   ,.   -—     .   ,
only nt the present and hnd n.eiimulaled no storo. i„H,. ymrw]t w|lrt|,Wyott do not ileum*yonr f«»e.jJ"'J *°J\vmUl''i^n«    wlJI
And when hunger »ei*cd them and laid ,h,m low.,    ^ ,,„. ^ ^ |>p ^ %^ ^ J^S^t^eSSSm  SZ
num liml ,..,.    riiiNiN  whom  he   beat   lh, brute, ^ |o ilmmik&ie ihe ,lom, or (|u, ^^ mjtf,, * that the mine wa.   no  dustier thon
vacations with   the parents of -Mrs.
Hannon, at 'Morrissey cottages.
IMr, and .Mrs. Robinson Welch ot
Hosmer have taken up their residence
amongst ue.
Joe Harrison arrived back lu camp
on (Monday from Brazeau. In consequence of his state of health, ho had
to be removed to the hospital on Tuesday.   We .wish you well, Joe.
Coal Creek Methodist church, Sunday, July 12th—Subject under discission in adult Bible class at 2:30 .p. m.,
"The Importance ot Scripture Comparisons." Evening service, 7:30 .p. m.,
subject,"The Wayside House; All
Welcome."
The -Methodist church oholr ahd
friends journeyed to Elko on July 1st'
to hold their annual frlcnlc, Several
Interesting photographs were taken of
the surroundings. Everybody voted
having had a good -time.
Our congratulations to Miss Irene
Nash on her election as "Fernte
iPrlncess," to appear at tbe Chahka
Mlka at NeUon.
The Coal Creek Juniors met Fernie
Juniors In a game ot lacrosse up
hero on Sunday ovonlng. Coal Crook
won on nn oven contented game -by one
goal to nothing, .
The club-members are busily engaged In the onmtner tournaments of
Ramo*.
The result of the Welsh-Ritchie fight
woo received up hero with loud expressions ot approval trom the Welsh
and English residents!.
Hector 'McDonald of Hosmer was in
camp during the weekend, as the
guest of Mr. and Mra. John Evans.
iMrs. William Oallamore and throe
of mining. "On the last Inspection of
pit committee, everything •was' satisfactory.' He inade two examinations
as a, .member of pit committee and for-
iwai'ded reports to the, Inspeotor of
mines.
Francis -Aspinall, District -Mine Inspeotor, was next sworn.
Witness stated that Inspector Scott
inspected the mine six weeks prior to
exiploslon. He had been all.through
-miue since explosion. He had inspected mine on June 24, 1913.
Questioned as to ventilation In
mine, .witness stated there were three
splits of air operated by two fans. <He
(had found considerable dust and stopped .blasting in several places. He
had never taken this matter up before,
but on that occasion he complained to
IMine 'Manager and Mr. J. Brown about
shooting in dusty portions of mine. Ho
had found dangerous quantities of
gas present in mine on one occasion and ordered withdrawal ot men.
■A number of letters were then read
iby witness showing that :arge quantities of g$s 'were ipresent and that he
(the Inspector) had threatened to take
legal action. Witness admitted, that
•men were stopped working when dangerous quantities of gas were discolored. Thought there was more dust than
.when he examined last. Tie mine was
very dusty, but was no worse than
other mines for gas. The bod condition of ventilation would accoun: for
the presence of gas.- Witness stated
that when he was Inspeator, ventila--
tion currents were not the tamo as
now. The installation of the r.ew fan
had helped the ventilation, but he considered the present system bad; as
gts from No. 1 north comes out and
gics into lower workiag3. No electrical appliance, he claimed, suonld be
In return. The company had changed
the air course so that the return air
passed over eleotrlc . pump. These
changes might have cause an explosion. Changing the air decreased
tihe number ot splits in the mine from
three to two. The number of working
places had a direct effect upon the
amount of gas created in a mine. Ho
would have shut mine d-own and
prosecuted the company if he had
found more than seventy men working
in one split."
"il think," said the witness, "that the
f irebosses are not giving their best evidence when Hhey say they can give no
lnform'aition regarding the number of
men working In their districts."
Conditions That Would Cause an Ex-
plfsion
First—Defective safety lamps.
Second—A blowout shot.
Third—Pick striking roof in gas.
Fourth—Cavfes of rock causing
sparks and igniting gas.
Witness stated that the force-pf the
explosion went upwardB. He did not
think they could eliminate gas as the
cause of explosion,   but   shot firing
:ong-with.-Ms—wife;—spettdlng-thelr-HJould-'be-ellminateds-as-fire&OBs-^as
found with ibatery key In liis pocket
amd cable around his neck. The presence of gas found on morning of explosion showed inefficient ventilation.
Dust was always -dangerous iwhen
there wab shot firing. When dust Is
present, an explosion will propagate
from particle to another throughout
the mine. Witness was of opinion
that duet had played an Important
part in this explosion. He would
have shut places down where gas was
present; also places In vicinity If he
had found sudh conditions as reported. Every Hnd of coal dust could be
exploded, said witness. In 42 the body
of J. Oakley wes found, and It was evident that he bal died from the effect
of afterdamp, and not burns. Ho •*'■*'
not think he could positively locate the
Initial point of explosion. Where explosions originated there would not bn
much force shown, but It would gather
force with expansion. There must
have ibeen an Ignition of gas -before
explosion could have occurred.
•Mr. Colin iMaetiOod here remarked
that there could have been no flames,
ai cans of Monohel powder wero not
exploded. Mr; Aoplnall, however, did
not agree entirely with this contty-
tion,
Mr, MacLeod tried to show that the
explosion had cleared the mine of
dust. but. iMr. Ajplnnll stated, ln reply
to a question by Mr. Palmer, tftat
there was still sufficient dutt loft tn
tho mine to carry an explosion all
through the mine again, provided
there was sufficient Has present to
cause nn explosion.
Mr. Capelle, legal representative  ot
has Hlowly but anrely wormed itn way into onr
labor and political organizations of today.   Yon
children, whose htmband and father | \_°.*»>•• 'tollnn Consul,   remarkod
was killed In the recent Hlllcrest dl*!"*** ?*" ft ™tlwr «S|,!""lye m9t^
aster, ore spending a tow weeks up!?/ c«f»»ir» mine of durt~to **W<««
- - U and at tho samo tlmo kill 188 mon!
i the colors of the local leather-chasers.
THE HILLCREST INQUIRY
Shiloh ^
NELSON, B.C., JULY 13th to 18th
Six Days'Continuous Amusement
SOME LEADING FEATURES
Hydro-Aeroplane Flights Daily
This Is tho First Hydroaeroplane to Fly in the Dominion of Canada.
IT STARTS! Runs along tho wator at tho rate of a hundred
miles an hour and then rises from' the water—up-up-up—thousands
of feet Into the air.    THIS IS A BIRDl    .
— ...      ■ ■—       — ■*■*■*..■—— -■-!■    H .     ■)'     mn i*^      ■  ..         - —».   ■ —          *.
Wild West Features
Including Broncho Busting, Roping, Bulldogglng Wild Mexican
Steers by men who competed and won titles at the Calgary Stampede, Winnipeg Stampede, Los Angeles, Cheyenne and Pendleton
Round-Up.  .,
THIS IS THE GREATEST "AGGREGATION "OF STAR
PERFORMERS EVER GOTTEN TOGETHER
Water Sports
SlAy Oarsmen from Toronto, Victoria, Vancouver, Portland,
Coeur d'Aiene .and Nelson, competing in Internationl Rowing
Events. r
E. B. Butler, Champion Squller of Canada, will meet A. M.
Pfaender, Champion Sculler .of Western America; W. N. Kennedy.
British Columbia Champion; Frank Nott, Vancouver; and ,T. D.
Des Brlsay, of Nelson, for the DIAMOND SCULLS OF THE
WEST.
  1
Many are coming from all parts of the earth to the
Kootenay-Boundary Oldtimers' Reunion   .
which is to be, held In a real Old-Timers Log Cabin.   If you aro an
Old-Timer, come In and register during Chahko MIHa
*.,,..', • . ,     - ■*
Horse Raices-Big Purses Offered
Mining Men-Notice .
MACHINE ROCK DRILLING CONTEST
First   Prize, $400.00/    Second Prize, $250.00.   Third Prize, $100.00
Rose Festival and Small Fruits Exhibition
FIRE WORKS
THE CAPTURE AND BURNING   OF   THE   8TEAMER
BY KOOTENAY INDIANS
NELSON
Canada Lightweight and Middleweight
Boxing Championships
lightweights-—-^	
FRENCHY VAISE, Champion of Canada, vs. CHARLIE  LUCCA,
for Tile.
. Middleweight* '
FRANK BARRIEAU   vi. BILLY WEEKS '
for Middleweight Cham plonshlp of Canada
Something for the Kids   ■> -•'■
FREE STREET FAIR
Including Merry-Go-Round, Ferris Wheel, All Kinds of Side Shows.
l!XcROSSE>l?OOTBALLt BASEBALL, Etc,
Pathe Bros,   wilt Take   Moving Pictures of the. Various Events.
For Official Program and Premium  List, write  GEO.  PATER*
80N, Manager Nelson Carnival Company, Limited,
J. E.   ANNABLE, President,. Nelson, B. C.
i ._■       .   * ii      rMl>
8lngle fare from all points In B. C.   Spocial reduced rates from
8tato of Washington and all prairie points,
FRIDAY, EAST KOOTENAY DAY—FERNIE   >
A special will leave Cranbrook Thursday  evening,  returning
early Saturday morning.   Those wishing to book rooms In   advance, apply to R. C. Tovlotdale, P. O. Box 221, Nelson B/C.
CE. LYONS
Insurance, Real Estate
and Loans
Money to Loan on first class Business ahd Residential property
HH59HJ9
by hi* forot lumofht
! other    mlit«)«    and   loss  so    thon
tfrtntth of tho n,i,«.| W.H.W-.V .„»,.., -^Lurt right to with i«me of iw.   A» esltfence i» nil <   „      ,       , w       , h_ „
]'m Y** i";,1:V;UV"' ""     '• "* WHV "' !*• lw* ton * «W> *»\\y tho hHUrt of our «M.^J^'Vt^,EHJZ
iim suliKi'iitiont' victor*!**, ....        .   ,„, ., ,,, ■ had noord io«i«* of tho wen dlsajMini
Thl ..... am hu. ... «... «M «H*i^*rt'*^fc,*"^*^^^J^^-a!^^«
.l..,,].ll.,«.,r,,„,U.,pl«„.,-.„d«r««,Uoni1.t:    TO(, ,, tail|v|d|Ml t|M( (|w iml ^ -^        ^* „ tak „.„,„„
w ;  mat tba   likjferfkl   -Ata-ma    Ia    Hua   -».m  mttai    Md JaMkt±T.OaWr4a
plenty Mtcrifico their liberty nnd li-minto hon**)* oil ,      , """.; 7,      •--•-"- —-' ""       " with cool dust In five or six stoppings
torMc.t wus ..nlv .mother phw In tht* piwM *r,Ie?£ TU*   wltflCM th" tnho^on of f»'«»""'f-:io new slant.   Klre »lo« CUarlton bad
.•v..li.ii,.n, ».„! I, r>.flt>,'it.i} in the w(ur, h.vm,,.. ,(\md if t,u» ta,m MW»PH*«*. WO unit louk for ;loW Mm t0 shovel the dust up DoMnd
UMtav.   Th, ,„„,, who ittxmennett n Wn*. ot taWl^t t T ^^ <f«p<»» ■   *«« *^ ymm n^.****** Jtoljrt «mM
eoxtid *o\\**t uxor*   todder  nnd   lev tm n lorgori"'""".   "J"j * •           *■-'- ■■ y-    ^
li'tii: j*! i,J l},'f »u.r .a.!."]
J
,*i.
T.I...
\\,
,\-\i
in sis
teat Motif*
i e*o y*or, and toontht thoro was more
*!nrc ihnn h* who hnd not; h* *oxx\t\ a»^\y n\a*     •; ,;,    . - -       A nmt ot^asloncd by pick mlnlnt uat.
.nrn ih^I. *„d otill hnv- to »P»ro. 1 *[***'" Umi% fM *'v« to A* ffitt  ««•!•>•*« ««hI}„y htmm
Wi* mnv W dwertM m tho tnHpt««1 More* of ."TT' 'l,°        .   Ur. tMi£7 ,      W! mfm%\   ****** ttmker stotod that It nm
..«id»ii.iMu. Mn.l Ih, iriu«|4i ttt lutoU-wm*.  .v.,^1" bt mr m* ,,own,,,U .Thii%i', "° W* ^ntttytnir lo «..»«,* thero wai ebmUenMe
? ' t- „ t y\ •■   f-y    f •'■'  «i.M..n«l, ,,t ;.-,*»,.«.,*t ...*„•."?»*«»*»*» tn TBl-n-^.   It was dlffkolt
Many y#nm hov*** flapM*!  nintw  th-r  |»rimith«*j
man firnl i^niif^l thnt by fmphyinf thi» otr'ngth
nt tdhen h* *<m\it nrmmnlkto e *nrp\m, bm never
{■ft'-witt ami fntnw.
9tmmmmmaamma**m
plttra dsiip io mine.   Ho thought It
iqitlte reasonable that g»s wonld no*
»  | cumulate In the threo hour** Interval
th*h*«. nml in «|»it* «f tho atortn ot ™ntro,\i«\mlmil 1»iM*m WOWQOWMtm
ttwt »».■!» *t»Uw.,-ui nuy rult fivrlti. ^ -*.utV,i'My   \\so.t* in*n\m'mtn   Jost  as tom,  M
'.n wd an %'*r\\ very d'ttt*r*M.   It i% **ftl\ th* tw*■*«•-*.$    Thw ilonw. wltich wnn \Httd\Hmt*i] nn net-mint of itfcft* thtf tprtnklod main road*    IIO
*.om thflt   .'-oTitrfil  th*- dkp^»«it««w1,  -fdlh*w*h   thfphr !IiH*"re^*1 dwaMef, wilt toke jdow on Mondny y*»*wm*d there must have b«*u ifru u
qnr^tion txf Jntellifenee doe« not enter m Ure*\y in-Uwly 30th. nml it ia lo be bop*, that nil who hovetc,a,# «*&**&**
to tb* tfnwttt'Htn. nnd m* *mn\\ pt*rit**n ot thttm* wholm»t dm* mt will  nnrelnwi liekol* ot on**,   TIieL "r,   ^M*f«   TT",!!.—    •*•
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fttmenn hnvo done little or nothing in etirn th•» i pn*.|erindttmn* in f*«l«ffld« bt* ton wr*\\ -known tn n*tt\ \ 4,,„t,| itM ^ fcl<r .wmtr-thtti yeetn'
mmintm,   An ndvanmi titiUuttmn tUnetftetrtl \h*I twit*rntmn ami tvtty won who hm the tnertut mtn*'"i*tv*f,*tte td mlitlnc, «.iJ hsd *crif I
tuw'i nf herttajre.   It tra* held iti.it jij<» it ind'i " e*.j>tir»n of iminnwnj ihmrtd emed by tmrr-nn'mg«■••»- -■■•»»»«■» «»«>.   ***
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lilti* manner «honld they inherit their wtnUh. Ititt*» re*n|t »*f thi* dun**.   AH who hn** nwwie* ffwrn^'f^^y -^twod^tlwt "Siotttw
we eon pern thnt np tnr rtn» wt*¥k*r nt today hjnle t*t tiefceto nw» nakwl tn lnm mm* in with *«?•*• t»r*oMnttheeool. Thoiwwwrti
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FRIDAY
KINO tAQOOT AND LIAH ■AINO IN A THRILLING DITICTIVI STORY
a nc; M:LeA£%xri\jr jjiimtvAFi
A two-rool Imp drams,   it does with tho knavery and scheming In high poIIUeal clrcloo of tbo United
Stnte* Oor«rnmont- of a foreign spy's efforts to sceuro tho formula for a   how   and   wondorfel   ox*
plosive and his Hettyd ihroutttr the funning of the dead invantor.  Wrltton by n mnn who knows tvorr
nventie of the ftovemmont soerot sorvleo. »
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8I*KC1AI# I  «»turd»y Jtta,tinee «isad Evening
BAtlBAttA TENNANT AND O. A. C. LUND IN A tTttlttNO DRAMA OF   LIFI   IN   THt   NORTH
WOOOS
WHEN OOD WILLS
'* ;-.-, :- • iy-"-r T,« ti* it,t, «.n«/»» nt fht* »«H* Ttfi*mr» otninrte* for hoatt-h. Ht* wtff t* tnooHod.
Ilarras kills tho man and goos *my to » ipodoitat with tho dead man's monoy. Whon ho rotonw Ms
wife ilea ietd. swidoRly shot. Harm blamoa tho rovenmo officers. He dlos of grief. The ttragflo
waa too moeh.
MONDAY
HI *tf HT RAWLtWION 'ttt A "OOLD tf AL" DRAMA, DIRICTID SY OTIS TURNIR
One of tlie Bravest
r«ti*.   Tkn eiory coacerai tho 4ore of two flreem, Duffy, • >r«vs mon, out Mftc, t aomj wwtk>
Xor» marrfoo mntb and has to go to work  Whilo dmnk. Hack onUrs tho factory tod ottrto *
Tso retlo.
Una.
ifttme nn. imuwetdm hlmoclf ond Nora,   Sovoral drilling •neeoet tako pl«eo   whoa   Doffy  rco>
r»ra tktm hoth.
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FANTOMAS  AT THE MASKED  BALL
4.RI1LS.4   :
WATCH FOR THI RETURN OF THff FAMOUS PLAVKRg' FIATURIt, To to ■ "UNIVgRtAL" It
most ho ft
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THE DISTRIOT LEDOBH, FERNIE, B. C, JULY 11, 1914
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Our meeting convened as usual,
■with the new president In the chair.
Of the attendance we would say that
It was the smallest seen ' for many
moone. Fishing seems to he more
it-he order of the day than attending
-tot*hu8ineBB, which is of most vital im-
- portanee. Whilst there was no dearth
of -business,* there was that depressing effect felt which is a common factor in most poorly attended meetings. The only piece, of correspond-
«nce was from Dr. McKenzie, ln which
was enclosed one from J. B. Murphy,
in connection with Bome plates which
had been sent to the latter, of an injury received by Brother Hagg some
time1 ago. It Is with pleasurfe we
record -the progress that Brother
Hagg is making.
Reports of Committees
The measuring committee's report
of two sections of the mine was accepted as satisfactory.
,, The spit commltteo reported
Tbaving done business with the" superintendent, chief of which was the
moving of the two fan men. who to
"hts way of thinking were Incompetent
•to look aft-^r the fan.. Just -where the
incompetency come li, .jye are not
quite clear, yet If that ls a fact, we
shall be as anxious for their removal
as the super, is,'.for we realize that
•that is no 'place for Incompetency .to
the displayed,-there*.being too much at
-stake; > With that object In view, the
secretary waB instructed -to arrange
for. a,-meting immediately between
the two fan -men, the master mechan-.
lc and the pit committee. The meet-
ing -took place on Monday1* evening,
and the position was dlschgbed freely
Iby the parties affected, 'bufc-.-we failed
In' our/mission of getting ^toem reinstated, at their own Jobs:"'Tho -pit
•committee decided that they had done
what they could, so would 'call on the
district president to come ln at once
•and- h-apdle the situation aa a dispute.
Owing to the lack of Interest shown
In rwrardto the formation of a sick
•benefit society here, it was left ln
abeyance pending more interest being
shown.
July lst dawned with the weather
man oa his best behavior, and. that em
Mem of freedom, the "Union Jack,"
•was seen flying from many.buildings.
Varied were the methods used in
pursuing . the - phantom—'pleasure,
some were seen in the wee sma* hours
.wending their ways with rod and line
td different pointB ot vantage, and
4helrOa!es-of-woe-on_returaing-at-the.
hops account for so many smiles soon
in Borne sections ot tho burg.
The Bellevue band and Methodist
church choir were ih.attendance at a
Joint memorial "service held at -Hillcrest under the auspices of local
1058.
The Rev. Cook will be absent for
two weeks. He has gone to Join the
noble army of martyrs (benedicts).
■The pulpit during his absence will be
filled, iby (Mr. D. H. Hyslop of Coleman,
and (Mr. Woodward of Passburg, respectively.
The contents of, the Southern Hotel
.were put up for sale on, Monday, July
6th. The sale was of short duration,
lasting ahout thirty minute. The
amount realized on the sale was in
the neighborhood of $700.
.The regular monthly meeting of -the
school board took place in the secretary's office, when all of v the .board
were present. ^
Jack Banwick has moved to into
more suitable quarters. *
The body ot -Brother Oakley was recovered from the Hillcrest mine on
■Monday, and a very remarkable feature of it was that ,it was not burled
-In'any way whatever and must have
entirely escaped the observations of
the different rescue parties. .The body
was interred at Michel on Wednesday
afternoon.
^ IMr. and iMrs. Newton and iMr. and
IMrs. Kynaston spent Sunday at Lundbreck fishing and reported having
had a most enjoyable time.
•The people of.this town .were very
eager to see' the fascinating tango
dane, which was shown in the films
at the Lyric Theatre, it .being a special
feature on .Monday evening,
Mr. A. iBoasley met -with a slight accident,, having the misfortune to displace, his collar bone.
Anyone desirous of investing in oil
advantageously mlgh't consult C. iB.
To -thqaejiwho cannot separate the
idea* of' all work' having a monetary
value, tte would say that tbe school
board trustee perform their task
gratltously.
/
COLEMAN NOTES
refusal of the fish to bite was some
thing appalling. Especially a party of
four, who visited Smith Fork.
\ Quite a number of the married .pop
ulation spent the-day with their children around the lakes In nomad
style. Coleman sports and the football match at Frank also accounted
£        for a few of our,- population.-   «    ....
fi For somo weeks past building opera
tions have been going on steadily, apd
M'o aro now -the possessors of a   tine
, new postoffice, which will supply   a
long-loft need, is. the old one, at the
rear of *T, -M. Burnett's store, waB far
too small to efficiently handle the
quantity of mail arriving here. Those
who occasionally visit 'this town will
note tbe Improved apperance of T. W.
Burnett's store, by the .addition of a
vory fino frontage, and a concrete
sidewalk.
It 4a with considerable regret -that
we record the departure from our
midst of George Bateman and family,
who nre taking an extended trip to
the old country. George nan .been a
resident of Bellevue for three years,
and has made many friends .by the
otralghtforward manner ln .which he
has expressed his opinions. The
spheres  of   his   activities   will    be
On Wednesday, July lst (Dominion.. Day) sports were held in Coleman under the auspices,of the Order
of Ow*is. Old Sol was on Mb best behavior for the occasion, and a large
crowd .witnessed the various games
and,races and thoroughly enjoyed the
day'kS outing. Some three or four of
•the events as advertised did ribt. come
off. Following are the names of the
successful competitors:
~'B*flgian^alt=^"rW^*^emaffrtBISif-*
more, second. .'
■Boys' race, under 12 years—Henry
Plasmon, first; Rent Melsek, second;
Percy 'Bradford, third.
Boys' race, under 7 years— A. Ouk-
na, first; L. Henriett, second; A. Mon-
sleny, third. ,
... Girls' race, under 7 years—Helen
Hamilton, first;- E. F.mpy, second;
Dorothy, third.
~ Girls' race, under 10 years—Jeanle
Kemp, first; B. Hamilton and F.
Strange, a tie.
-BoyB' race, under '16 years—John
Belrd. first; Archie Malcolm, second,
Ulrls' race, under 1} yearfc-Jessle
Hamilton, first; Td. Kendrlok, second;
Lizzie Johnson, .third,
Single ladies' race—Miss Jessie
'Hamilton, first; Miss Agnes Prentice,
second.
.Married, ladies' race—Mrs. Hill,
first; Mrs. Kendrlck, socond.
In the open 100 yards, Jack Williams took, first, and Alme Mo-urtr,
second.
In the baseball match, Coleman put
It over Frank to the tune of 6-1.
100 yards, U. M. W. of A. only— J.
T, Wllllnms, first; William Scott, sec-
ond.
Basketball—'Blairmore,   12:     Cole-
440 yard race—Alme .Mourtz, first;
W. Scott, second.
Old man's race—Jack Taylor, first;
Thomas Malcolm, second.
100 yard, Order of Owls only—Gas-
par Henreit, first; V. Statmans, second.
Pony race—Dan Lewis' Fairy, first;
J. Johnston's Billy, second.
Horse race1—G. A.vRitchie's Maid
of the Mountain, first; "D. Lewis'
Dixie, second. t
The Blairmore band enlivened the
days* enjoyment with several sei actions during the sports.
Coleman and Coal Creek met in
a league engagement on the same day,
but It was just a shade too warm for
football, and it was very evident to
spectators and players alike that fast
football was out of the question. The
game at times was very uninteresting,
with neither side showing the finer
pointB of the game. Both goal keepers
made some very smart eaves, more so
-the Coleman goal keeper, and at halt
time Coleman.was one goal to the
good.
On change of ends, play was ot a
give and take nature for a time,- until
Walker of Coal Creek hit the bar with
a shot that was beating Pleasant all
the way. Matters livened up somewhat, a^ter this, but neltheje'slde could
claim superiority, and the gamo ended
in a win for Coleman by 1-0. Value of
the game, a draw.
iMr. Fred Cox of West Coleman was
an exhibitor at Ihe Calgary dog snow
with six pedigreed Wire Haired Terriers, and was-successful in securing
three first and three second prizes.
Mr. Cox was offered $200 for one of
his dogs, but nothing doing. Fred will'
have some good «pups for sale In the
near future.'
• J. K. Dickson, trainer ot Coleman
football club, pulled out on Friday
morning for McLeary.
At the regular meeting on Sounday,
the 5th, Local 2633, U. -M. W. of A,
It was moved and secdnd that *it assess ourselves the sum of $1 each in
aid of the widows and -orphans who
lost their husbands and fathers in the
Hlllcrest explosion.
"Fighting -Mac" v(IMcDonald), of Coleman, hearing of T. Thomas of Can-
more, would like to arrange a matnh
with him, through his backer* (Mr.Fred
Cox of West Coleman. 'Any old time
will do "Fighting Mac."
Quite $2000 changed hands in Coleman over the result of the Welsh-
Ritchie fight for the lightweight championship Of the world.
.The Ko. 2 seam of the International
Coal Company were idle two days last
week, and    three days    so    far this
week.
FRANK NOTES
poorer -by hi* absence.
Snturday   being   payday   nnd   the man, 9.
largest on* for some time, would per-1    Tug of war—Russian team, first
If
—?k
Save Money!
Do you roaliio how much you oan gave by wear-
ing INVI0TU8 Show. You really do, because they
wear much longer than ordinary footwear.
Tho boit of leather and good ihoemaklng combine to Ineure a shot giving long nrvice.
You'll remember tho quality long after tht price
It forgotten, if yoa wear INVICTUS. Price $6,00
a pair. Black of Tan. Delivered by mail to any
pott office In Albert*.
Stetson Hats
Wt art clearing Stttaon HaU; only a few dottn
in itoek, but sU tint, from 6% to 1%. Theie art
rtgnlar $4.60 and 95.00 gradet; on Saturday, July
lltb, all will be offerod at
$2.00 each
Think of it, a John B, ttttten bat for 13.00. Oomt
„ iftf-iy.
W. L OUIMETTE
Coloman       -       Alberta
•Miss Lillian Thomas, who has spent
hor vacation at her home here, relumed to Calgary on Tu?j»lay n-urn-
:nj; to take up her duties as nurse in
thc hospital.
iMr. F. Smart and Mr. J. Graham
bave taken on a new side line and are
learning the art of cooking.
The second portion of -the Union
Hotel has been put on its new foundation on the new townsite. and It tb
r.ow bolng fitted up -to be opened for
business. Contractor Skolding is now
preparing to move hlmsjlf out of
town.
The choir of the Methodist church
here composed nf twenty-two voices,
journeyed to Hlllcnst on Sunday
afternoon to lead the singing at the
memorial service which was held in
the ITnlon Hall In memory of those
who lost their lives ln the recent ex-
plosion.
The Bohemian peoplo of Frank had
a dance In the old Union -Hall on
tho evening ot July 1st. A good
crowd attended. The object of the
dance wno to secure some monoy to
send .to the old land to tho wife and
family of one of tho men killed at
Hlllcrest on the 10th of Juno.,
Thore are many sad < stories to be
told In connection with the victims of
that occasion, and In particular
of a young fellow leaving his iwlfe and
•two children at home about six
months ago, when ho left for Canada
lo make a fortune, and found instead
no iwork. He had rooolvod one pay In
Hillorest previous to his death.
Bosket bailie the now attraction
around hero lately. Wo understand
that the ladles of Frank are soon to
meet the ladles of both Blalrmoro
and Coleman, so we should see eome
fast games,
The school closed one week ago,
and the teachers left for their nev*
eral homes. Mr. Baker, tho principal,
It spending thn summer on hie
father's farm near Ponoka; Miss
Thompson has gono to Dentiey, and
Miss Calder to Seven Persons.
Fraior-Duncsn—Th-i marriage took
placo Friday at Grace ohuroh mame,
Calpry, of iMr. William Gordon Fraaer, of Frank, and *$IIm Jostle Hope
Hun-fan, of Passburg, Alia. Th* Rov.
Alexander Btler officiated. Mr. and
Mrs. Fraaer have taken up their ret*
Idenre In Frank.
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♦ NOROIOO
Some -very interesting meetings
were held during our negotiations. We
must, have broken the record for the
District during this period, having a
meeting' on every day, and on one day
two, -oestdes several committee meetings, etc.
It is to be hoped tie membership
will not ipermit their interest to iwane,
for the attendance of every anember
will bei just ,as necessary at our future meetings.
The Local officers for the ensuing
term were elected at one of the meetings, resulting as follows: -Brother
Woshkoski, president; Jno. Dooley,
vice president; Isiah Lunn, recording
secretary, and J, T. iMorris, financial
secretary. The pit committee and
checkweigh committee were also elected.
Geo. Cross, M. Woshkoski, John Dooley and Joe Harrison were nominated
for the position of checkweighman
On being put to the 'ballot, Cross
and Woshkoski received the vote.
On taking ihe second ballot Cross was
elected, It being understood that
Woshkoski would act as alternate, or
second checkweighman If It was found
necessary to engage two.
It is certainly very unpleasant to
have to mention it, .but those who so
far forgot themselves as to go to
work while the rest of ithe men. in
oamp were idle, more especially in
view of the faot that certain parties
refused to .perform this work, could
very 'well be called a name that would
rhyme .with "tabs."
Quite a crowd gathered around the
weigh scale when the checkweigh
committee were taring the cars, prior
to commencing work. Of course no
one was surprised, as there is scarcely ever anything important enough
happening up here' to attract a
crowd.
Dominion Day w»s a busy one for
Pit Boss Stewart, it having been
agreed that the old employes who
were In camp should sign on that day.
Peculiar holiday, eh, Jimmy?
Mr. John Shanks also spent Dominion Day on business, going out on
pack horses to the Frazer claims region.
A grand dance will be held tonight,
July lst, judging from the publicity
it is getting. A bumper crowd wih be
.In attendance.
Many of the old timers left (on the
same train that our notes are leaving)
to seek pastures new. Some of them
say "There's now't In.mining, so we'll
try farming.!' .
Luke Cooper & Co. (including Sandy,
the dog) lert for the Grand Prairie
district.
Our old friend Danny Campbell
had'no-*ue£lhite—arrangements—made
for the future when he left. However,
we hope he won't dabble to heavy in
oil.
The residents of Poverty Flats were
out to a man bidding . the boys farewell who were leaving on the train on
July 1st.
We hardly.know which waa tbe biggest attraction—the boys leaving or
the train pulling out, as we had rot
sean a train for days.
It is rumored we are to have a
pool room. Why not install a suitable
club. Our football ground will soon
be ready and we shall then'be prepared to play home and home matches
with any team   In western   Canada.
(Other papers please copy.)
Charlie Carver, of fistic fame, made
a rather unceremonious debut In town
on July 1st.'   We didn't caro to say
he "blow ln."
Judging from  the number of now
arrivals on July 1st, the news of   the
settlement must   have   gone   out by
wireless.
We noticed   our   policeman   leave
camp on the same   train   as   Board
'Member Itees.    Don't know whothor
that Is a boost   for the  camp   or  a
knock for Rees.
We hardly care to advise tho weary
wanderer out of work.what to do, but
we don't, think the Rrazeau country n
Dingman or a gusher, hence would not
advise anyone to spend his laat   few
"bones" faying for a ride In here.
A very suitable letter of condolenco
was tent from this Local to the Hill.
crest Local.   Some of thone ln oamp
bad   relatives   and   many   personal
friend* at Hlllcrrit'.
We iwer6 sorry Reet had to leave
before the danco, as several persons
wore looking forward to a letton or
two on tho tango.
We hardly knew when  the Board
Member left what office he held, but
Judging from tho nmount of mall he
carried, one.   might bc excused   fur
mistaking   him for a rural postmnn.
astrous for Coleman, as their forward
line, with one exception, were never
dangerous in tbe aslt half, while
the Corbin aggregation were almost
continually bombarding tbe red's citadel. Ten minutes from the re-start
O'Donnell accepted a pass from Bell
and flashed the leather into the net far
out of tlie reach of the visitors'
goalie, thus tying'the score, and making it one go?.', eaeh.
iFive miv.; . s later "Little Dicky"
Stobbart s.'.r'.W tii* ball tricked the
fullback, a:.: •l.-sshed 'lie' sphere into
-the net, thus , :vin« the homesters the
lead. iTen mi...ites from, time, Billy
Bell received a beautiful pass .from the
inside left and placed the game on ice
by scoring Conbin's third, and the last
goal of the game, with a shot from
fifteen yards out that found the corner of the net, far out of the reach of
Coleman's custodian;
■The referee had the game completely under control at all times, there
being more need for his presence on
the natural grand stand amongst the
spectators to stop the tongue-fights,
than there was on the playing pitch
amongst the players, who played a
very clean game throughout.
John Jones,. formerly secretary of
the Local Union here, died at his'
home from a severe attack of pleurisy,
on Thursday at 9 <p. m.; remains were
Interred lu the Corbin cemetery on
Sunday. His many friends extended
their sympathy to his wife and two
young children in tlieir sad (bereavement.
'Messrs. iMartln, Brown and Tre-
herne spent Dominion Day with the
rod and line amongst fhe finny tribe
In Corbin Creek. They each brought
home separately tbe result of their
day's sport, which consisted of wet
feet, and a great appetite.
IM-rs. Treherne, Mrs. Walker and
■Miss Gordon also spent July 1st on the
banks of Corbin Creek, throwing luxuries attached to fishing hooks to the
mountain trout. Their efforts, however were rewarded by a catch of
twenty-six beauties.
•Mr. Jack Johnston, bis better half
and family, returned Friday from a
business trip to Calgary, which had
lasted several days. We hope to have
oil magnates in our midst by the score
from now on.
■Miss Gregory spent Dominion Day
visiting friends and., relatives in
(Michel , returning the following day.
Erne'&t Carter, Pa*. Burns' local
representative, also spent Wednesday
visiting in Michel. There Ib no connection, whatever, although the butch
admits tha-t he is anxious to hook
up 'with the, right -pne, who will share
his sorrows"and joys. All right, girls,
come pearly and avoid the rush that is
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Not to be outdone by his brother; J.
■Bartelll, the mine blacksmith, wired
the stork, who arrived on .Thursday
and presented him with a nine-pound
Canadian citizen. Mother and baby
are doing well, while father Is the
proudest ever.
.The local soccer team only won one
game of the first five played ' this
season, but have won decisively the
last four played. The supporters are
asking the reason why. Manager Ov-
ington says Ohe strengthening of the
defense by Miller is probably the
reason, but Trainer Patterson, with a
merry twinkle In his eye, when interviewed Sunday, says the boya can t
be beaten If they will continue their
twining practice by engaging daily In
thn.walking competitions around tho
V,
The mines are working steadily
here and will probably continue to
do so for some time, as Dame Rumor
has lt that the O. P.'R. have further
Increased their order with tho local
company.
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Grand Union Hotel
COLEMAN, Alta.
Best of Accommodation
We cater to the workingman's trade
G. A, CLAIR :•: Proprietor
♦ MICHEL  NOTE8
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William Bccleston and John Oakley
of "Mountain Park, Alta., were visitors
this vvuuk for a short stay, renewing
acquaintances with their old-time
friends.
Horn--To-Mr. and Mrs. ISvan Jones,
n daughter. Mother and baby doing
well.
Tlm Bports on Dominion Dny took
place at Xatat and as the weather 'Was
glorious, making an Weal day for the
occasion, a large crowd assembled, although a good number preferred the
day at Fernie. A good program was
provided nnd thn commitIpp linndlrxl It
in a vory nhln manner. Tho following
«*prm thn prlro winner,*
Pony race—Tom   Mcdovern,   first;
H. G. GOODEVE CO. Ltd.
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The Complete House Furnishers
of the Pass
Hardware
Furniture
Come ainln Dave and brIni some of Tora »<"»»pton, second.
come again, uave, ami »nng some or     CJirls* raoo,   under   llyw-s   Uny
Belgel, Writ: Annlo Clnrkson, swond;
Annie Siege), third,
the other officers with you
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♦ CORBIN NOTII ♦
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Coleman traveled to Corbin Hiittir-
day to fulfill their nchodiilfd Wuiutie
game, tlio second meetlnv of those two
teams this season, and were enter-
tnlned to thoir first defeat In the
iennne competition thl* year by tin* d»-
rlslve score of 3 to 1, Coleman ver*
minus three of thoir regular -player*,
liut at |i'«rt two ol their ■iilimltuiHM,
Km mon and Muir, nave a good account of Ihemnelvon, warranting their
choice.  Coleman won the toss and do
Tbo luternatlohal and District aro to
be complimented for allowing International Bonrd Member Dave Rood to
stay here for too time he did.    We
fpr-Mti-h" *m<nt» n*i> Of -Mwi  t*hl« tttttt*
While we eannot recommend
•MtftevMttiU »i(tt(U ei, ii te tt»u«.....j
all Ibm -could bn obtnlne.) under
circumstances.
Cllrl»* race, under S years—Alice
Clarkson, flwt; Silvia Abraham, »«<•.
ond; Kthol Itonrd, third.
Hoys' rnco, undor H yours~-Arohlfl
Melklo, first; W, Dawn, wcond; V,
Kovnek, third.
.1k»** roce, under « years—-(-Heve
Vlasitk, first; Tommy M**lkU«. socond;
.loo Uerltm, third.
IMiirrlt-d ladlon' rnr.v -Mru. Wnlkor
Almond, first; -Mr*. Fn-ii -loin**, mc*
ond.
Old iu«n*» rnco- Jobn Mnndi, first.
m.ihIiiouk man's race—*'. tt|K'nc»,
flrot: Tom Mrtiovern, hhoii.1,
Itm yard race, open—T. .innkinson,
firm; U. P. Williams, second.
Hi-cycle race—A.   Zarlni,   flniu;    K,
We will furnish your liouite from cellar to garret and at bottom prices.   Call, write, phone or wire.   All orders given
prompt attention.
If you art satlsfltd, till others.   If not satisfied, tsll us.
Coleman
Alberta
ddod to piny down tho hill, with the
rain at their biu'kn,   During the first Fwrrnri, neooni.
hnlf of the nlnrsty tnltuiton tlie gnmo     .Married   n\i>n'»    rare
wax evenly contested;   the   defense first; H. Itrown, second,
•ntfivtnc tie*   ft*t*tt**itll    n««tV    fx%'t*r*fin I    r»«rt>-i  .,"«i.i»»    o   it-m*
the'and White of  Cortilii   and   Maosoley {J. j. Hoott, second.
.,'1   .v.'.*.' I'-kiiifi -lit ii**   i,*iiiii» lit-ine   iif* ■
ihe choico,   Tho forwards of each team
J ww* bolow par,   the  Colomnn   iinln-
through. Hrother Hees gave us • most ■ J"" «• W.JlSf.,i&fc" .%ail,,*'°J
lfit«r&tiu«   and   Instroetlv* .ddron*. "»*."»p;!,n1,,,f,»i,,ntr".Pk }h!\ *T?mA-
■i'.    Snellen,
i.iuuut'ritjki.--    I uit-.,
MeliiiH'*, mioih)
l-English nnd Italians-Won by Knu-
lUhrtline ov»<r twenty minute*,
The best wttlUer—Mrs. J. II. Woods.
Everybody enjoyed   the   nfiertioun
\mfi3MbT XMir™ •» "from '««»I moots by Strang, end drove  it f£kVt. '^mX^y^lhm-
\\be oowlS woHd rrom|lnto the corner of Ihtet, far out of died tho entrlos.
ills address included a revles <« tne twjiBn.    This wns the prettiest shot week's notw referring to mon losing
F. M. THOMPSON GO.
••The Quality Store-
Phone 25
Blairmore, Alta.
?^F^w5S*SK^*^""*"B
T. W. DAVIES
Fun«r*l  Dlrtotor
mud    Imbalmtr
Hillorest disaster, Colorado and the
Ludlow massacre, tho general situation os It offoets tho International
Union, also the District Presidential
elecnon and reason for same.   The ,„„   ,„,„,,.
toys listened most attentively, giving colomnn lending. 1-0.
•#*n on tb* looal ground thl* season, j enrs Homo of the foreign speaking
Krom this Incident on, until Itofereo! tirothers wore asked »>y the chock-
Wilson sounded the whistle for half j welghman lo bring a list of all   the
I
HMMfttonw Supplied mud tet up
OOLIMAN    '^•gSffar "*    ALBBRTA
vcat to murmurs af Uun'ui' *U*ni Uur
lag of tome of tbe Colorado atiwltk*,
and heartily cheering bin at tbe close
of his address.
Several rumors'had been circulated
In torn as to tbo notion* of the Dis-
jirtt* officer*. Rets mentioned turn*
and tury fdeinlr Inrtttd nnr ertttr to
spenk in Mi presence, nei not when
thare «at* no officers fn emp
tlm*. ptor wis of fhe nml tn *nd or J cur* loaded for tUv    uwu'h   at .Tun-..
der »nd the   interval   arrived   with j Although  these men  wero claiming
leers iif>   in   « n-nntu    mimlter.    the
GROCERIES, DRY GOODS, CROCKERY
and Rvftrvthinp- in Shoes
iniriiiK the Iu-ntvhI h was itoekded
to rearrange tba local line-op liy
twkvhlng Harlin snd Overton, wbo
had been playing centre forward and
right half, iwap-eetlvely, which moved
proved a auccsss. aa both men's play
in the second ball proved. Tbe visit-
nrt nfao ureffeh^f terenT of ttinir
players, primarily for the purvos* of
ttrentthenlng fttolr defen**, hoping to
The criticism offered was of n xttry i Ut-eii flie lilue ind whW-e nf fmy for
mIM natnre. bnt It was certainly Mb* last forty-five mlnntes and prove
bandied very satisfactorily by tbe j victors with tbo goal they had al-
ttosrd Member, > ready seored.   This aetffin aeemeU dis-
eh-ftekwelgh-marrs Hooit *ho«H more
than they were claiming. I<«t us hopo
these brothers will be « little \nore eor
rert In their rownf before making ae-
cusatton* again*: tho welgbmen.
dlom—to Mr nnd Mrs. Tom Winters,
a daughter.   Mother and baby doing
.Well.
A match race to«k plsee on Thurs-
<♦((» »fi*f »..*••*'. <>. Tom MefTovern's
pony and Tom I lampion's pony, If amp-
ton** jm>«) reeelv-ed fifty leet start Sn
Half mile race Meflown's pony won
by twenty fee-
Our Grocery stock is complete with only the
choicest brands.   A full line of Fresh Fruits
tind Vegetables always on hand.
Fresh Strawberries and Pineapples For
Saturday
Sols agtnttfor "INVICTUS/ "RIQAL,"
"K" mftk« FINE SHOE8 and "LeOKIE"
MINES SHOES
Keej» your ijekeu from mir cash nrfiater. Tti«tv
«•!•" wuriii »"» \**'t' •ha .mhIi vtWitt'vrr |»r*wf»nitn*»,
eommotiffing M»,v 1*t
Tho Stor* That SAVES You Monoy
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PAGE SIX
THE DISTRICT LEDGER/ tfERNIE, B. C, JUJ.Y 11,1914!
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Local Union Directory, Dist. 18,l)J.W.A
•«V-K[W,'A,<U^CW/"W'^^
GLADSTONE LOCAL
No. 2314
Meet first and third Fridays,
Miners' Hall, Pernie; second and
fourth Fridays, Club Hall, Coal
Creek. Sick Benefit attached.—T.
Uphill, Sec, Fernie, B. C.
HOSMER LOCAL
No. 2497
Meet every Sunday at 2.30 in K.
P. Hall, Main Street.   Sick Benefit Society attached.—\V. Balderstone, Sec, Box 63, Hosmer, B. C,
MICHEL LOCAL
No. 2334
Meet every Sunday afternoon
at 2 o'clock in Crahan's Hall.
Sick Benefit Society attached.—
H. Elmer, Sec.
PARK LOCAL
No. 1387
Meet  every  Sunday.   Sick and
Accident Benefit Society attached.—Michael   Warren,  Sec,  Can-
more, Alta.
HILLCREST LOCAL
No. 1058
Meet second and fourth Sunday
ln month.   Sick and Benefit Society attached.—J. Gorton, Sec
CARBONDALE LOCAL
No. 2227
Meet every alternate Sunday at
2.30   p.m.   in   the   Opera   House,
_Co!eman.—J.  Mitchell,  Sec,  Box
105, Coleman.
BANKHEAD LOCAL
No. 29
Meet every Tuesday evening at
7 o'clock in the Bankhead Hall.
Sick and Accident Benefit Fund
attached.—Frank Wheatley, 'Fin,
Sec, Bankhead, Alta,
COALHUR8T LOCAL
No. 1189
Meet every Friday evening at
7.30 in Miners' Hall. Sick and
Accident Benefit Society attached.—Frank Barrlngham, Sec, Box
112, Coalhurst P. O.
BEAVER CREEK LOCAL
No. 481
Meet every first and third Sunday at Lyric HaU, 3. p.m.—John
Loughran, Sec,
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\mmawBS£&m.
COLEMAN. LOCAL
No. 2633
JJeet every alternate Sunday at
2.30 p.n». in the Opera House,
Coleman.—J. Jphnstone, Sec.
.    PASSBURG LOCAL
No. 2352
Meet every second and fourth
Sunday of each month at 2 p.m.
in Slovalc HaU,   Sick Bsneflt Society attached.—Thos. G. Harries,,
Sec, Passhurg, Alta.
BURMIS LOCAL
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.
MAPLE LEAF LOCAL
No. 2829
Meet every first and third Sunday of each month at 10 a-m.^ln
Union Hall, Maple Leaf. No Sick
Society.—Thos. G. Harries, Sec.
Passburg, Alta,
lethbrIdge local
No. 574
Meet every Wednesday evening
at 7.30 in Miners' Hall/12th Avenue North.—L. Moore, Sec.-Treas.
BELLEVUE LOCAL
No, 431
Meet every Sunday at 2.30 p.m.
ln   the   Socialist   Hall. —James
Burke,   Sec,   Box   36,   Bellevue,
Alta.
CORBIN LOCAL
No, 2877
Meet every second Sunday at 2
o'clock in the Club HaU. Sick
Benefit Society attached.—Geo.
Elms. Sec, Corbin, B. C.
GEORGETOWN LOCAL
No. 3026
Meet every Sunday afternoon,
2.30, at Boarding House. Sick
and Accident Fund attached.—
Max Hutter, Sec.
FRANK LOCAL
No. 1263
Meet Sundays, after each pay
day, at 'Miners Hall.   Sick and
Benefit    Society   attached.—E
Morgan, Secretary.
Killing oj Men vs.
Kitting of Dividends
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A Scene in a Glasgow Court in Which
the Prosecutor Charges a Speaker
With Being a Firebrand and Wants
Him Snuffed Out
By "D. C."
A  SQUARE   DEAL
TO EVERYONE
IS WHAT THE "OCEAN" GIVES ITS POLICYHOLDERS
Here* ar4 a few claims we'have paid of late
$35.70
10.00
17.50
54.30
$31.40
57.15
37.10
18.55
$10.00
20.00
18.50
17.00
$14.26
10.00
12.84
6.00
$21.42
12.84
37.71
20.00
$50.00
115.00
450.00
19.20
$17.99
64.60
26.97
50.60
Jibe "OOEAH" Ji the Largest ACCIDENT-Company in tbe
world
The "OCEAN" PAYS DAILY over $15,000 for ACCIDENTS
to POLICYHOLDERS
■' .   ••/   ,
Ocean Accident & Guarantee Corp. Ltd, of London Eng.
A. B. CAMPBELL, Dist. Agent
Miners'Union HaU Block      - -    Fernie, B.C.
At Llneside Sheriff Court, on - .May
30, Peter Mackay was charged with
creating a disorderly scene on the
premises of the Robusall Railway
Company.    -
A railway constable stated that accused was speaking to a lot of railway workers outside the engine shgds,
and words seemed to he going high
between him and various members,of
the crowd,
Q.—Were his fellow workers displeased at wihat he was saying?
A.—Some seemed to the, but some
seemed to agree with him,
Q.—Were you afraid that the differences of opinion among the men in
the crowd were so strong as to make
a free fight likely.
A.—Yes."
Q.—.So you asked accused to cease
speaking?
A.—Yes.
Q.-AVhat did he say?
A.—He said he knew he was only a
slave of the railway company, and
that even a railway policeman was
one of the .wee bosses whom he was
expected to obey!    (Sensation.)
Q.—So -he did stop?'"
A.—No! . He said It was 'high time
railway men showed some manhood,
and that I,could take myself to hell
out of the way! (Deep sensation.)
Q.-nDId you arrest him?
A.—No. I was afraid of an ugly
look about .the -crowd.
Q.—So you Jning atjout ins'tead, and
took notes. y
A.—Yes.
Q.—What did you hear the accused i
say. •*>
A.—He asked the surfacemen if
they had a nice soft job like Lord
Sackem!   (Laughter.)
Q.—Well?'
A.—One surfaceman said their work
was highly dangerous, and that some
of them were always being killed, no
matter bow careful they were. ,
Q.—Weill?
A.—.That a man also said tbat it was
Impossible to,.put his mind on' his
work and at t'he same time keep his
mind alert as to all the possible dangers from -passing trains.       ,
A.—Well?
A—The accused said that anyone
knocking about a railway line bad
enough to do in keeping his eyes
skinned, without letting bis wits go
woolgathering on work or anything
e3.se, for a moment's absent-mindedness might cause him to he knocked
to -bits by a (passing train.
Q.—Well? . /
Al—That same surfaceman shouted
out tbat men were cheap, and that the
company did not care a damn about_
- 4hems--^ey-made^-iortf-niiesTrooUt
safety, 1>ut every railwayman' knew
that if all the rules were pbeyed the
work would never be done, but if a
man dtd the work and an accident
happened, the company would discover that he had notGobeyed Rule
B7.342V&. and the man would .be prosecuted, to let the public see what a lot
of anxious, holy saints the directors
were! (Commotion.)
Q.—Did the accused say that there
was no use tn pottering with labor
M. Pn., and striking for an extra
shilling or two a week, or an eight,
hour day?-
A.—Yes. He said It was high time
the railway workers had some say Id
the working of the railways, and that
the first thing they should demand
ti
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was safety for themselves and for the
public.    - ,    .
T4ie   Sheriff-^He did   not seem   to
know   that that * would/cost a   pile of
money, and   make   bjg holes in   the..
dividends?    (Applause.)
Witness—Oh, yes.. He said the
motto of-Lord'Sackem and his crew
was dividends first and all the time,
and that in.addressing a shareholders' meeting all the speeches had
"dividend" as ..God, but never a word
about the number.. of railwaymen or
railway travelers who were killed—
except fche\ expenses connected with
the killimg, killed the "dividend!"
(-Commotion.)
Q.—Did accused eay that their
un-lpn ,was nearly blackleg proof?
A.—Y^s, and that there was talk of
a strike in ■-November for 5 shillings
fc week extra!    (Groans.)
The Sheriff—He would be gleeful
about that! (.Laughter.)
Witness—He said he would not
strike for such a thing!  (Sensation.)
The Sheriff—What on earth does
he want then?.
Witness—He, said they must fight
and strike for control of the working
of the railways, th*? same as the South
African railwaymen did.
The Sherlff-^da! And they got
short shift. *
Witness—Me said so, but .he also
said that as" the Govenment encouraged the Nationalist 'Volunteers in
Ireland, and have not jailed the Ulster
Volunteers for sedition or treason,
there- was no reason why the Rail-
waymen's Union should not. arm and
drill themselves as railway volunteers
to defend their rights.
.The Sheriff (taking notes)—I understand the accused was really wanting railwaymen to form a monopoly
of their laibor, so that blacklegs could
not ibe had for love or money, and
that each man should have a gun,
and be trained to tight?
Witness—Yes.
The Sherlffr-So. that our army
would not be able to drive them to
work? ' '■y - -
Witneas-Juat '&.
Tbe Sheriff—As a railway constable
you, of course, must liave been abhorred at the accused's proposals?
Witness—N-o-o, my Jord. You see
I am just a worker like Mackay, and
we live beside each other.
The Sheriff-iBut don't" you see, if
these men,are to control railwpys,
there will be no use for rajlway police!
You'll loBe your job; for they -won't
tolerate police!    . ~
VMinobS I'll be glad tovquit being
a policeman, and the union wlM easily
find me a man's job. (A voice—"Give
the police £200 a year and make them
leaders or M. P.")
The prosecutor salc^sjthat, as employers of labor, the*rai'.way companies must have the 'assistance of
the .law. Accused was more than a
disorderly person; he was a firebrand,
*n*d--shoul<H*e~snuffed-i^nt-^wjvn—ir
strong sentence. Tbe inside of a jail
-might cool his ardor!
Asked if he had anything to ray,
Stys Mrs. Corfeett, Are *'Frult-a-ti«s"
'«% Keep lii lii Perfect Health" >
Haa. ANNIC A. CORBETT    '
Avoi-j, Ont., May 14th. 1913
"Ihaveused"Fruit-a-tives" for Indigestion and Constipation with most
excellent results, and>they continue to
be my only medicine. I ara highly
pleased wim "Fruit-a-tives" and am
not ashamed to have tbe facts published
to the world. When I first started,
about six years ago, to use them, I took
four for a dose, but I cured myself of
the above troubles and gradually
reduced the doae to one tablet at night.
Before taking "Fruit-a-tives" I took
salts end other pills but the treatment
was too harsh. I thought I might as
welj suffer from the disease as from
these treatments.
Finally, I saw "Fruit-a-tives" advertised with a letter in which someone
recommended them very highly, so X
tried them. The results were more than
satisfactory and I have no hesitation in
recommending them, to any other person.
They bave done me a world of good. I
get satisfaction from them, and that is
quite*lot".    ANNIB A. CORBBTT.
60c. n box,** for $2.60, trial sice, 25c.
At all dealers or sent on receipt of price
by Fruit-a-tivts Limited, Ottawa.
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Clothes and Shoe -Gleaners
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Suits Made to Order
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Hats, Caps and Belts madf'to match Suits
Ground Floor/   144, Main St.
IN SUDDABY'S OLD STORE.   PHONE 207 \
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»MtM arriMAN*
MINI MMMCHia IH YOUONTO
J*MC« MMON
ttCMCNAk MANA-IM
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A Joint Account with the Home Bank Is • Very convenient arrangement
for a main end hit wife, u the wife mar deposit or withdraw money in
the absence of her hutband and the husband fn*y al the same time
operate the account as if it were in bis personal name enly. j,«
J. F. MACDONALD, Manager
VIOTOMA AVI,, •«- <- FIRNIK   B.O.
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CASH MEAT MARKET
Saturday Specials
Beef Bolls
Pork
Pork Sausages
Fresh Cooked Tripe
Alberta Creamery Butter
lOo Ib.
18o Ib.
ISo lb.
12Jo Ib.
70o 3 lbs.
Every description of Sausage snd potted
Meat made on the premises by Expert
We Kill The Finest Ranch
Fed Cattle
Eckstein BlkM Fernie
argument. We have"seen many of our
brothers railroaded to jail for daring
to rebel against the authority of their
masters, but the coal barons can
break any law that etand* in their
way, as evidenced by the fact, of their
being called to engage strikebreakers
/rom Missouri to work in the mines at
South Wellington, in direct contravention . of the criminal code. They did
this and escaped scott free. In the
near future a convention of the workers is to 'be held to consider ways and
means of helping the mine workers
in their fight against combined capital. The workers of this Province
have got to realize that the defeat of
the miners is their 'defeat; thoy have
also to realize that an injury to-on*** Is
the concern of all/ We,eay have got
lo7 because "natural laws work iriat tb*
the accused submitted that disorderly
conduct could only be proved tigalnst
him, if It had been shown that he
was.i creating disorder in the public
Btreets. By no stretchof imagination
could It be construed as i legal offense
to address his mates on *k matter of
business, else the railway directors
should be imprisoned.
However, he knew that In law wbat
was sauce for tbe worker was not
sauce for the 'boss, but he would Just
say that be thought there was sufficient comradeship among his mates
to make trouble if he were convicted.
The Sheriff took the case to avi-
madam for & day.—Glasgow Forward.
A Letter from Vancouver
Island
Imperial Bank of Canada
HRAO OFFICE, TORONTO
Capital Paid Up. .$7,000,000      Reserve Fund ... .$7,000,000
D* R. WILKIE, Presided HON. ROBT JAPFRAY, Vloo-Prso.
BRANCHES  If*   BRITISH COLUMBIA
Arrowhead, Cranbrook, Ptrnlt, Golden,  Kamloops,  Michel,  N.lson,..
Revelstoke, Vancouver and Victor!*.
SAVINGS DEPARTMENT
Interest allowed on deposits at current rate from date of deposit.
PERNIE BRANCH A. M. OWfeN Manager
To the Wago Workers of 13. C, FelW
Workers, Comrades aod Brotbtrs:
.Most of us renitzo that there Is
something wrong with tbe system ua.
der which we aro living and those of
us who are sufficiently Interested ln
the material welfare of the world's
workera, who study the present eco-
essentially a slave doctrine, and Constantino tho Great, seeing that It tended to cause his power to wane, embraced 1). and altered It to suit bis
own ends* We see In the present day.
capitalist politicians throwing out
sops to the workors in an attempt to
turn tbem aside from  their ultimate
"same-m society as.* they £o in organ--
\er»3, consequently as organism must
adapt theinselvea to.changing conditions or die, so must labor ada.pt itself
tc its ever changing economic conditions or .perish. We must fight collectively, or die individually. If the
powerful U. M. W. of A. cannot force
the masters to come to terms, what
chance have the less powerful unions
in the struggle for existence. We
havo sden that in first stages of
Industry, when tbe individual capitalist owned the small factory, a local
union was sufficient; later on, with the
further branching out of capital into
larger industries, the workers branched out Into larger organisations, and
formed the craft unions, with which
we are still blessed(f) to the present
day. Capital has not stopped branching out; tbey. have formed tbelr
JolnUtock companies and finally the
trust, and we seo the same trust owning grocery stores and coal rnlnos,
and. as we -see tho muter class uniting in a solid body to fight tho •workers, tbo necessity arises for tbo workers to <flght along the same linos. Capitalism has taken on tbe form of tbe
octopus, whose" tentacles reach everywhere, so tbat it behooves the work-
en to either sit op end take notice ond
fight for <beir very lives, or eke He
down at tho foot of their manors to
be walkfld upon. So, follow workers,
what ere you going to do about It? Are
you going to let yonr brothers In ad.
vnrtty go down to defeat without do-
lag yonr share to prevent It?, Uo
you realise what It means to tm die
OF COMMERCE
' 6tt«DMtMD WALKER, CV.O«LL.D« DXJ-, PMaMaot
AIBCAroERIAIItD, General Manager JOHN AIBD, Aae? GeMjnl
CAPITAL $15,000,000    RESERVE FUNO, $13,500,000
SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS
Interest a* Uie current*rate is allowed on. all deposits of $1 and
npwards. Careful attention is given to every account Small accounts
are welcomed.   Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may be opened in tbe names of two or more persons, withdrawals to be made by any one of tbem or by the survivor. ttt
P. B. Fowler, Manager
Fernlo Branoh
nomlc system, aro'tallr mssliMt or!t^«^&iFe^^ To   have   to
5Ka&S1SLJ&.^1«^ ecbomes and model colonies j >««ve your|bome and everything you
workers Is becoming more unbearable \ n a vain attempt to pull tho wool ovor tioM dear in search of pastures new?
fny by day. Some small portion of the eyes of7b7workers Sit tbo rebel *wtt»t Is what will happen on Van-
the workers fully realise their _class. worker, nto frcm»Mtss<rar-E aad Mi*r i ««>«n**r Island If the coal barons ao-
P0•",,<!a• .nt W*, P0*!0!! •!• ^I* *»<»* m\y too well tke true function»compllsb th* end they ere seeking, If
to educate their less forturtito broth- of tbe master <4m*. and their ming 'rm wsnt all this to happen, do noth-
rVM?" of th* ■••tw-to «J"b the that tho msators nre mr?m*n on th.
-?,-"!   Wm!t knowledge   of ^ck. «tb, workors, and they ere d<
they ere de-
ir"»hI"L£k. 'V.i.l ".I,«u'SLn.E^t*rBMBM t0 ***P 0B their backs by
!2 !h?./?,*k\ °!Jh*  f«P^Ii«t elass hook or by erook    We have, on the
!J™  SSSKJf if ,h!n£i!? !S ^£«»ri*« Oorenwent aad the subsidised;
£<£?« U»,K2 lh tw ffi^ '*••!■■•»•£ tt H well known that
■t^JSSSSTStmm I5!n .fJ^L J? *• ",8«» * Vaaoeuver Island bave
Kt^iSSUSSSSTdB ^SiiTT^tie^SSW
££?ttfi2te&   u^J*L!f i»frtw* ««■"«•.«■* the two-fold
ing, but If you want to prevent it
-fwhfch 11** fn yo«r powwrV get up
on yonr hind lem and make' a nolae
like men; let your slogan bo "The
world for tile workers and to hell with
tbo shirkers."
prbsb camnrm local ko. m,
v.yt. w. or a.
South Wellington, B. C.
SSLLS^LOTO ANO BUPPACO SILL
SHOWS COMINO TO PIRNII
W» find
Again a visit in the fotert te pr»M*
teed rrom the Roltt-rioto CiroM, eo*
cording to William S.  Halsea,  eoa-
trading stent, wbo Is now In tbe eity-
reanlro a *■* there li mi illfeftsee.    Tree
'    - ■■ again, tbere will eon* the Selte-Ptete
CIrm tmt  now—egala tbe areste*
irait'ed' Mteo acts, tbo e««eeiHoenoa, tbo lavish dfe-
ssaae
saaass
'JallK^Mll^'i^^1 US* wiSSiTef"AiSSrtea. imiitmTn Ihie Pb^-biit aH new; fbr tbe mum
;?tlll!f^?J♦i..• work*rJ ***fk lw* ««•«!. ««d tbe MoBrMfl comb nation
MmiHn* a,ft,*r every defseit wttb rt» wait to ete tbe *e« seettersd by tbe
; newed vigor,   tbo   master  aaw tbo * f,r^t. 7Zt\Z"-7,A* A™"-- "
mm   w;umt MoOrfdo* ihnmt todrtvs tbo Bo- tbat too* to umbo we n wtttorrnn-nr*
pro tram.
gristrr fhin «vn»befer«, bu.t now »*t-
tomttn, new t osteite, new proeeota-
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HERE IS A SQUARE DEAL
and peaceful seourtty as weU.
WHb a poHoy la our oM Bao
ooaipaar, rou can go ott on your
vacation or visit tbo ends of tbo
eertb and you know you're ao-
euro. Tbe beet in
N        FIRS INSURANCE
to always cboepeet. and eepeoi*
atly eo when it doesn't coot
. higher. Dont Mat about that
renewal or about that antra la-
euranco you wont but como rlgbt
in et onco and havo K attoodod
to.
M. A. KASTNER
•OU AOSNT POR PIRNII
R FKRlflE,
fhanrw^ <b#tr te*i\*n*S' 1b*4* ffowrf
I w«a turned to omtlot, ani the/ aatM
[the trado  aaloa  woveeeoat  ae tho
Intent tnmntntdor ol aaiaMml. et. ta
ibrn ta grauiytaa vn «* ewursty,
Aad not mh will   iho  golte-fleto
other words, eeetas tbat tbey eeuhiat
•Haa
r
ftM
To Sports Committees
The Fernie Cot] Creek Excelsior Band is now
open for engigements   Satisfaction guaranteed
For Terms Etc. Apply
THOS. BI003, Seoretary»  FtrnlerB.C.
AX AX *nt  iiw  iirntii.iiea uso ne WM
ln*o ttteel, *tt& now tk. mlnen nte foil 	
of a neiNtoeeftpt etemtai. McBride Ctmm bo now lu tbtw tblata whon Ml
••ou to rnnke n ktttitmtnt so that eeeaee to this eity WodueeSey, Inly
iha^t u mtt t*i~ *»,t—a*A ,» i~a ,t «• • fHsslfc tht operators, bn pleh », but U *Hl bo now step la Its
? . J i' ***? ^iSTZ^S? /•*2Jt tb'' effl»p«!tent men Um>v rotinlr*. tire -nonrenal for now, W It W k»«w».
iiilo harwtxa*, tkennHt^'Tht* t**ttt*r t*. '•;-;,;,;., 99*,U*'**tawm*n am *-*• -maawtimw -Mtme *«o oa oOOoO
mtmoo •»«*mnMotm*^ Mjssirs it.,* tbo StrUti*. etptmHtoo eti tbo etitaetlow cnwtsr than all the etbsre
f ryStKafnTw 'S*!!" .l0 !,*■•*!■* *^* dtt*«aln#« to get a eeeare deal or of ropore and rowboye aad  Indians.
icy ror too traoo union aMW-Mseat to paid press m,-o mit forward wraral
stock objetooas,  VN first oejootloa
wit* t-fittf wenVtnf.   totent*   the   in*
ol i teroiga ualea.  Tbls a*
baa beoa worn   ifrrfurt.to"*
Mfi»r»et ataiwjf etatol that the. do-  . ^
   -^     .. .- - - ponds el tbs ins wm Jan. aa«Hbat PHtee fwjn a now aatto. *WarpeflS."
.'*** P^gr le tbtwooiibyvoasiMotlvo h* **.\4 ie an la bis aow^ to help H  b *a»o*, ud  it ittpteve  tbe
foMow.   Ho  ssld  tbo
BNHf#ffNNIt 'HHNHt BB B nUNMT BNIVBBBMlt
put* and atmpta; n must not take on
a polltiicel cheraetors end abovo aH, R
m'T«f tdim Sodnllm as iteauuau* **
trait tmlen end*, aai to tbls voo' dny
aai tbo ioptetor* of tho lff« of
tbo plains ae It is today,
fa aiilttea ta ihe Hreoe acts, wbleb
ar* a*<M atut av^ter tban alter btiom.
■effete WR wm prteoat la tbe s**"*
tttrmaer* a aim*arte thtt In not only
tmm, em »bat jm>««nt» tbe lift ot tte
A few Wotks' rest frww Business at
Glacier Park or the Coast
wW ffvo yes s sew leaee of life, or to tbooe erbeee ttao b tMs-
Itei, uko (alekeot route ton m west, vu tbe Ofeet NMUtera
RaUwafCo.
23 Hours Fernie to Seattle
26 Hour* to Victoria
2d Horn to Vaneo«f«r
Diract connections at Raxford for East ft West
Toe will mhf an tke ooarfert et swat ■oSifa rUlroei squte-
Ooartoouo ooi ettttdmd wneteisa wW wmIm ywnr mtn
iMp ttefcetn, let oa <a«k R ovor.
tm____t a^A^alkdhA t*^a*»*»*^i*M*aiai mmtaja^ eUh
per Tofiaer lefofiaetiea appqr »• •
It J MALONEY, Af tnt
p o •«• ««t   rtxm, 9. e.   n»m ju, ut
It ott taw banataoo rt« |i»awat_aW^» vwt^sot iotnti tabes 1 JBMfcMW| fZlffV
it* to -— .*. «. .-~ ■— j|WNI
*♦** (of tboaten wbo eren wiflei e«ei
Wo tee, toobtaf bank tbrawgb iM«t!«far I. Itm, haf tho vou has
|ki«tory thattfcoCbrtetkiafoNgtee wee taksa rwooily aai ba* b*ot«4
tbat
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ftete CWebe and enftele
etm .
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CWebe and -bafl^e Wil Wm
eeetm taseaan nee ■sowaeeoca
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meaee. tbtt swsis em be
ete^emm em et^^m^w m ^^^^^^gt^
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W. 9. Qobf twettbte
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Ibe famous wout tataaie to VoM  a
tko abav
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^r   -^^new^w W-^Wr  UtrSowWHw tomNw  m^mmmtmiw
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peetty ter 1-MtS iwrwoas.
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THE DISTRICT LEDGES, FERNIE, B. C, JULY 11, 1914
PAGE SEVEN /
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■t'h1
?  A '/'
■■ff.    f he jyip^i^s^i^isb^^y the Hosqi#; %^rd of^Trftde with a view to giving publicity to the position and condition %  '.
%adespeopl^»tha||own. A Sdpiks the,Ledg^ is^ncern J^e do riot venture any opinion, it being purely a business proposition;!
Down
C. P. &. Natural Resources Department Dismantles and Abandons Coal Mines in
this' Jqwn-M Word of Warning Given-Home Builders and Store-keepers Para-
Uzed-Nearly One Thousand Workers Out oj I?mployment~Many Cases of Absolute
Destitution-Property Worth Hundreds of Thousands Must t Now Become Derelict
Insurance Companies Cancel All Policies
Tuesday, June '23, 1914, will he a
memorable' day for. all who had sufficient faith In the townsite of Hosmer to invest money therein, for on
that day notj-ce^was issued, that the
mines would close down, and what
was believed on the previous day to
be one of. the most thriving and progressive little communities in the B. C.
end of the Crow's Nest Paas, will in
a few short months become like the
mines townsite of.'MorrisBey, nothing
more or less than a collection of vacant* and partly wrecked business establishments and residences—in fact
something not worth breaking up and
loading on a flat car, Property that
was. valued at thousands of dollars
ten minutes hetq^e the fiat went forth,
ha* now,no value whatsoever. Men
- who had every reason, to consider
themselves fairly , well off are now
asking for transportation to leave the
district The, " notice, so' far as the
residents of the town were concerned,
was without warning. They had seen
and read the report ot the minister of
mines, (printed on this .pagehood bad
©very 'reason to be-opttmistltf'-about
tjae welfare of their town.
tyfany   cases   are  reported  where
. large sums of money have just been
expended on buildings, (while tbere
are some dozen houses that have been
built "Or completed -within the last
twelve months, all hearing eloquent
testimony to the faith of the residents
. In their little, town, their beHefthat
the C. P. R. intended to continue these
mines, and the disregard of-any rumor
• to the contrary. One might aimoBt
regard their attitude as a blind and
simple faith in the integrity of a great
corporation who would use the great
*—^tSittrai'resourccp for™-the™"■adv-asce-'
ment of tbe town. But now, tn a few
months or weeks, what was a thriving, busy town, will be sans people.
I
the main Street of Hosmer to understand what the abandoning of a town
of this size really means, and the
amount of suffering caused by not
giving sufficient notice. Even the
Fire Dejflrrtment had not the slightest
idea of tbe impending shutdown; and
have just completed the installation of
an automatic fire alarm system.
Several cases -were brought to   our
notice of people who had spent every
cent of ready money, and oven gone
Into debV to complete Improvements
recently./There is one case in par-,
ticular, and that of Mrs. Pitblado, who
had a large Interest in the Royal Hotel, .besides a very pretty cot tag 3, situated on the other side of the creek)
About two weeks prior,  to Tuesday,
June 23rd,   the   license  .authorities
visited the hotel and threatened   to
cancel license tf certain sanitary improvements   were   not   immediately
'Mrs, Pitblado,   whose   daughter   had
taught at Hosmer   school   for some
four years, was deriving her Income
from the hotel, and naturally hastened'to mafceu'the, .suggested  improve.
Stents? witb' the result that Bbe spent
an her ready money upon' same, and
is now practically penniless, both cot
tage and hotel property being value-
Jess. Her daughter will also be forced
fo seek another position.   Both feel
their position keenly, but bear up with
a fortitude that is heroic.   This is but
one of the   many  cases;   there   are
many others where mine workers have
sunk evory cent of ready rash,   and
borrowed money ln their efforts to
own their own homes,   and-' attain a
measure of independence.  Truo, they
still own these   buildings,   but "■■ they
did not own the Job, and they, like the
tmmnese~man7 "nswurw wier-Tlbe
Job is.   Their proporty today would
riot fetch five cents on tbo dollar, and
, the fact that they have to leave them
sans water, sans light, for it Is doubt-) to the tender mercies of the elements
ful .should any renuin, whether the Wa> Rnd vagrants,  iB pretty certain  to
ter service will bo kept ln repair or j hasten tbelr demolition
Mrs.~Deslauries (widow, 2 children) boarding house ''..   3,000
\V. T. Watson (3 new houses)..   2 200
\V. Robson    2,'700
Emile Lepere     1,000
John Beckett ,    '1,000
B. Semoleni       600
E. Wildman  ■ 1,51)0
Alac "Millar        600
Alec Cameron       500
D, iMcDonald      4,000
Julias Hurel     1,000
IM. Merchant       600
W. K. Green     1,200
A. P. Rahal     4,000
Hosmer Livery   6,750
Loses in many <feses quoted' above
may be much greater, while there are
hundreds of people whose loses cannot be ascertained, and that would
more than equal the above.
.breaks, which, with tbe reversing gear
and throttle, are all handled by steam
working through cataract cylinders.
"From the foot of the incline the
cars are hauled to the tipple by a1 compressed air locomotive and are
dumped by a 'cross-over tipple,", the
coal/passing over shaking screens to
remove the slack for use at the coke
ovens, and over picking 'banda for the
purpose of picking the refuse from the
larger size coal. The tipple Is of steel
construction on concrete foundations,
the general design of which was that
of the management, and/the details
and'carrying out of tbe same by the
Roberts & Schaefer Co.. of -Chicago,
111.' Storage bins are provided to hold
2,600 tons of codl, 200 tons of rock
and 3,000 tons of slack for the coke
ovens.   The rook in the-'rock bin is
starting at a point about 600 feet-Hieventeen
higher than the Canadian Pacific
railroad track at Hosmer station. Two
tunnels are being driven, parallel with
one another, the larger tunnel consisting of three compartments, two of
which are used for haulage purpose
and the third as a traveling and
pipe way; the parallel tunnel, consisting of one compartment, is used as a
return air course in connection with
tbe ventilation of the mine-. The tunnel is in at the present time 4,300 feet,
an^ has cut nine of. the seams, and ultimately will have to be driven in a
distance of 5,4000 feet to cut all the
thirteen seams. These seams vary in
dip from 65 degrees to 25 degrees.
The tunnel was started in the 'Fernie
shales' underlying the coal measures,
reaching the latter at a distance in of
the light service retailed
It was some eight years ago that
the townsite of Hoamer came Into
existence. A company was formed
ond about 158,000 worth of real eatbte
sold, of which amount nearly $50,600
bas been paid. The Government of
British Columbia nlso sold blocks of
land, reUzing about $22,000. Borne of
, the last fetched as high as 11,500, and
many a worker paid from MOO to $100
tor a lot. Thus the Government, by
Ita action, betrayed on optimism as
great as those wbo purchased. Further, 1t must be. remembered that 10
cento royalty has been paid on evory
ton df coal mined. This would Teach
n total of thousands.
Had thero been a series of accidents
or slackness of work, there tt no
doubt tbat tbe residents might have
looked for tbo calamity that has over,
taken them, bnt tbo laat pay reached
close on tbo $50,000 mark, while tho
mines havo been atnjtularly fr** from
fatal accidents.
Inhabitants Protest
A meeting to discuss conditions was
'called for Friday, the 36th in the
Opera Houso. x. P. Kendall, manager
of tbo Bank of .Montr-eat* being la
the chair. The concensus of opinion
prerelllng was tbat whilo thoy canH
not reasonably expect any corporation
»
men;   Inside  split,  10,920 ttftt the towu supported.   Some of the
minute, for tbe use of | miners wbo   have   worked half their
The fire insurance companies have
Instructed their agents to cancel all
policies, and the agents have been
reluctantly compelled to do this.
•The dismantling of the mines I?
going on apace, and eveSry rail, spare
timber ahd pipe Jlne wtll be removed
from B level by the end ot this week.
To the visitor the situation is Inexplicable. How a comjfsny cOuId be
.persuaded to spend millions of dollars on.making grades, and driving
funnels through coal and rock for
thousands of feet and then to abandon them, is. berond the understanding
ot the average individual,
Granted "that this may be an Instance of whore peculiar geological
conditions and faults, together with
other unforseen difficulties bave militated against tbe operators, bnt after
all tbe development work and money
spent (remember tbat the company
official* bare boasted tbat tbe main
tunnel is the finest piece of mining
work on thia continent), It seems
nothing mora  than  a  reproach   to
B.C.Minister of
Mines' Report
The following is an extract trom the
Minister of Mines' report for 1908,
page J18:
"Of these new colleries probably
the most Important Is tbe Hosmer
Mines, Ltd., at Hosraar, a few mlUs
north of Fernie, in East Kootenny,
wberd the seams being opened up are
supposed to be the same jerles as that
drawn out -into Iron self-dumping enn
and hauled to tbe refuse dump by a
-compressed nir locomotive. The coal
in the coal bins is loaded into boxcars
>by a 'box car loader' and Into open
cars from chutes. Tne slack for the
coke ovens is loaded .into seven-ton
lorries, and is hauled by a compressed
air locomotive over the coke ovens.
"There are 240 'Bee Hive* coke
ovens, twelve feet in diameter and
seven feet high, which will giye an
output of 300 tons of coke a" day.
'Belgium ovens,' .with by-product recovery and distilling plant, are In con
Pass Coal Company. A description of
the development of this colliery ls
Riven elsewhere in this roport, nnd
lt is sufficient to say here that the
plant la most extensive and modem
In all respects, while the tact that the
company is an offshoot of tho Canadian
Pacific Railway, guarantees to It an
ample market, even In supplying tbe
wants of that railway and its tilled Interests."
Note by Provttw.ta-1 'Mineraloglat
now being worked by the Crow's Nestf temptation for the next ovens' required.
to eondnrt « roneorn'tbtt wss not pny- ramps,    To admit tbat thl*
Ing. still tbo yearly retorts'appearing bo dono because the C. P» R. baa fall-
In tbo Minister of Mlnea' report from •*. « to regard the Utter ss Infallible
SftejteF.ff1JK&&L *$L I ThrSllowlnV^rtbUon'S'tbS'-now
plant of tbo Hosmer Colliery and tba
photographs of tbo same have been
kindly furnished by Mr. Lewis Sock-
ett, general manager of the company:
"Th* Hosmer Minos, Ltd* at Hoemer,
■rltleb Columbia
"The properly consist* of six see-
to admit that the mines cannot be
worked at a profit Tbat there are
millions of tone of coal In Hosmer is
admitted by all experts; tben tartly
tbere are moan* of getting It, and
getting It as cheaply ai' In other
To admit that' thl* cannot
time to timo conld not bo disregarded
It was also considered to ba par. of
the Government's duly to Immediately
Investigate tbe rouses for tbe annuo*
cessfnl working of the mine end Its
abandonment. In no nneortsln tenet
tbo following resolutions wero adopt*
a I. end roplos of earns teat to the fol-
wing:
Site Thonws   Bhanibnesey.   president C. P. fL
fl. 3. Raty rteo prtiidoat C P. It
. ft. Hoamer, Esq- C P. It.
J. B. Donate, department
■sources, C. P. R.
P. I* Xaleealtb. depertmaat aetata]
•OAOisaliaAO    iff    ttb   mtl
■■■wives, V. tr, tl, t
Lewi* Stockett, department natural
resources, C, V. %
Wr R. I* Borden, Ottawa.
fir RHiarti MetWde, Victoria. BC
tiew. W. It. Rosa. Victoria, It. C.
R, r, »rees,4f. p. Victoria,
Resolution On*
**»-" Teat wo osk tbo bead ef tho nat-
nrt, tttonemn dopnrtnont of U» C P.
R. for s doStlte statement regard*
tag tbe fatoro of Nommw. U, C eel
also ask tbo Canadian Pawt'c Railway tar a statement
Resolution Two
Tbs: tbt* aitetlat aortfy mx«'. P. V.
■ et aatnmttt**  it*- ttetttmwt*   <*-■** tn  *•>■»*»
tbat Amo troMoortatloo   over  tbelr
Mwen 0a KHyaUHii ut itutMwote ami ukalf
"The power bouse building, of re-
enforced concrete, with steel floor
Joists and steel roof   trusses covered
witb corrugated   Iron,  contains  two'|m!K™,"]££'
847 feet, and the first seams cut are,
therefore, the lower ones ot the series.
The quality of the coal is bituminous,
rich in hydro-carbon, and, therefore,
an excellent cooking cool, as well as
a steam coal.
"The town on the company's property at tbe present time consists of a
general office, mess house, three officer's rsldencee, several foremen's
houses, a large boarding house, sixty
miners' houses, and an hospital, all
neatly painted and supplied with water and electric light. Quite a large
and progressive town has been built
ucross tbe C. P. R. tracks, on.property not owned by the company, •where
are located the stores, hotels, etc.,
'necessary for the   maintenance of   a
low-pressure compressors, the former
to furnish air at 100 pounds • for the
rock drills. Inside boisUng engines,
tnd various other purposes around the
plant, the latter to furnish air at
1,000 pounds for the five compressed
air locomotives, Two 75 K. w. titer
noting current generators, for tbe pur
pose of lighting tbe towu and plant
are driven by two 125- horsepower engines, All of theso engines tro fitted with cutoff valves, the purpose
being to carry steam at 120 lbs, pressure, cut off early, tnd uso tho steam
expansively. The exhaust steam from
til of these engines is connected into
•which, witb all dot rtopoct to tb*
sMIl tnd intelligence tbey eta command—they certainly are not
The following le e rough census or
some of tb* losses sustained by mine
workers and tmdostnen ibraneb tbe
•losing /«town of tbe nine. Tbere ar*
•bent norenty or eightv homes bokrnir-
Ing te wontrrs. thtt will be abandoned,
while many bar* purchased leto Intending to build tt some future date,
taking tb* boslaese soctlon first, we
. note tho ibwr hotels, wbo eoapatate
natural re-ftbolrjoeeee as follow*:
Tbe Cheea-b Hotel. {Merm* -110.000
Tbe Hoemer Hotol. if. foible.. 11,000
Tbe Pacific Hotel. P. Labelle- 17.000
Tbe Royal. JT. Kooklo  10,000
In sow* oeeee, tbo browerr hoMa
heavy mortgage* tm tbo tmlMiam, bnt
a rough computation of loss aastalaod
by tb* foar hotels weald he approxl-
matetr $ie,0W or $70,000 Tbt fellow,
tag Is a HM of foaeos tbat will he
•aoMtnod by ownon la tbe stope of
real aotato, property ead Mock:
V, trlpbthaaeor, bwelaeas Moek.l 3,$<w
People"*    dothtac   Stow,  1
or surface, on wmen tno town or hoo-i ,*)*,. .ltlMil,i,.M iin*> »** »ti» n»ti»r «■
The following is the record of the
Hosmer Colliery for 1909:
Gross output coal, 60,324 tons.
Coke. 21,575 tons.
Min omployed—Undergrouuil,   £.'>-.>;
above ground, 145; total, 401.
cubic feet a
twenty-seven men. .
- As mentioned in my last report, another level haa been made along the
outcrop of the coal seams, about SOO
feet higher than the main tunnel;
this level is termed B level, to dlstin-
giffBh it from tbe main level, now termed A level. A -great deal of work in
the shape of grading and prospering
has been done on this level during
the past summer, and, although the.)
most of this has been devdted to Xo.
2 ceaui, Nos. 8, 9 and 10 have also
been uncovered.
On the south side a main level with
a counter has been driven in for a distance of 700 feet, and several raises
started off from tbe level. During my
inspections I have never found any
gas in this mine, and the roads and
places were in good conditlou. Tbe
ventilation for the mine is by a small
6-foot flan (Gulbal type) driven by a
20-horsepower electric motor. This
fan was producing 16,000 cubic feet a
minute, for tbe use of twenty men and
one horse.
On the north aide another mine has
been driven in on thia No. 2 seam for
a distance of 375 feet; both the main
level and counter are well Umbered
and there was no trace ot gas. A fan
similar to that described for the mine
on the south side is producing ventilation, and at the time of my inspection
there was 20,160 cubk feet a minute,
for the use of fifteen men and one
horse.
.During the past year, in addition
to the work done on the B level, con-
fllderable lmortWomontB amrp rande-ai-
tbe A levertb facilitate the transfer
of the cars (from the foot of B level
Incline to top of the A level incline;
the la/tter incline also being doable-
traced. At the tipple a settling tank
has also been built of concrete, al
lowing of the using of the water for
ooal washing purposes continuously,
and also saving the tine slack.
The rescue apparatus installed last
year has been augmented by the
addition of an inhalation oxygen device, other two tanks of oxygen, and
some electric lamps of another type.
During the year, owing to the stoppage
of work, the only practice with the
apparatus has been done ln the mine
by the officials, and no progress has
been made with the erection of a
proper station, tbe apparatus being
stored In a portion of the lamp room,
boarded off.
The following are tbe official returns of the Hosmer Colliery for the
year ending December 31,1011:
Output for year—Coal, 39,399 tons;
coke, 11,845 tons.   '
Number of hands employed—-Underground, 239; above ground, 143; total, 382.
./
lives to'buy their little property ta
have a home .will be thrown upon the
labor market again, penniless and with
large families to support, for the town
of Hosmer is even now gradually being abandoned to its ultimate fate.
Rumors to the effect that the mines
would be shut down had been prevalent for -some time but the citizens of
the town had been living ln hopes
tbjat tbe reports were unfounded.
However, the climax came yesterday
when the work of dismantling the
machinery of the mines was commenced and many of the miners who
were not burdened with families, immediately left for other points.
Mines Losing Proposition
The Hosmer mines nave been a big
disappointment from the start and the
development work has been going on
at a heavy iloss in hopes that something would materialize. However, the
seams instead - of widening and tho •
conditiona bettering the opposite .was
found to be tiie fact on investigation
by the mine officers in charge.
'Finally it was decided to close up
altogether, as the mining could only
be done at a great loss. Whereupon
twelve hundred men have been thrown
out of employment and the business ot
many merchants in the city turned to
failures through the summary closing ot the.mines.
The abandoning ot Hosmer will
make the second deserted town jn that
district, the town of Morrissey being
l_thfl_Hmt_iowij^o-ba-abaaSened-owittg-
1 to the failure of the mines to pay. It
is known millions of dollars were
spent ln trying to relocate coal at
Morrissey and it Is understood almost
as much was lost at Hoamer mines by
the Canadian Pacific Railway Company.
P. U Nalauflth, manager o-f thftC. P.
Natural resources Department," confirmed the above report this morning
when seen by the Herald.
(Note—The Inhabitants were Justified In disregarding rumors, as the
company, up to a few days bofore notice of abandonment, had just recently
added a quantity ef new machinery
an dwas painting tue offices and
houses. About 50*^ miners have been
thrown out of work, not 1,200. Morrissey mines wore closed down on account of the repeatedly outbreaks of
gas ond we certainly do not think
millions have been spent trying to re-
locato coal.)
B.   C.   MINISTER   OF   MINES'
PORT FOR 1010
RE-
«.  C.
«.r,«V*.^IJ!^«^!»SwiIk«««3; <*• 'atmosphere line' and the other at! «■ pnowpti «», mmi or ia* cpai
mar aad tba improvements connected jv. «h«.i«r iin* • Bv means of valves ttinld The seams at present being
with tht plant ar* located. Tho seam., {ft .t2« Cm aur*o?aiivtm ***£! «P?."««<« ■"» ** ». «• » and 10.
of which "there tr* thirteen In aoaber, jjjj 'ff&SS* nLwJ&^ffSSi
varying from four]foot^ thirty, foot.'ogn *• ,Bnw*   !B,°  »,H,*r  m them
In 1010 the Hosmer Mines mined
158,123 tons or coal and made 42,037
tons of coke.
Ail the coal seams aro reached by
two crosscut adit tttnn*?* which, entering in the Fernie shales, underneath tbe coal measures, crosscut tb*
ten principal coal seams of the coat
MINISTER   OP   MINES'
PORT FOR 1912
B Lsvsl
HE-
Hy no means the least   Important
work of a great railway like tbe Canadian Pacific Railway is the establish-
men of new *rttle«, towns and villages
'along its lines.   The development of
jtbe agricultural rc-oourceo of western
< Canada nocossltjup n continuous pro-
igram of    railroad  construction, and
;no\v lines are being rapidly   carried
.into districts not hitherto served, and
at the   same   time,   tbere Is   Just as
strong a uwesiltj    for    tbo**   new
toans which arise almost automatically when there Is sufficient demand ror
tbem.
Thc Canadian Pacific Itailaay
through Its department or natural re-
Imine, are separated rrom those orJMurroa. ts now engsged In locating
No. 2 South. A level, by a barrier pll-' those towns along its system In west-
lar 100 feet In thickness. The same1 em Canada whiwvitr th<n ar*- r*-julr-
inrtbod of work Is practised aa in this; t*4. The great Influx or immlgratloi
seam on A level. I hav» never round I nnd th» «eti?omi»nt of h!fh»r'o unpojm-
any sua it» «UU«r *d thou* uilnw, and;|8ted farm lands make* It f-tsentisl to
This level, which Is at an elevation
of 500 reel above A level, has two producing mines. No. 2 North and No. 2
South. The main mmgway or No. 2
North is In 1,2000 (eet, and that of No.
2 South 2.000 feet. The workings of
No. 2 South, whlrh I* the principal
No. t Seam—This s-fam. which   is
.M-kd.. ««*** k„ ,M^. -J-M« "»•». Whim turned Into the"V*tter j "*™fjj « «*»ttt \m, '«* '»?**•
ar* being opened by tunnels, driven ,*M t|„,  «(,„,«,   nf*)**'*  thrmith   a!»no»th of the mnln funnel, in 15 t**t
tl&«} S^^JSJtmtSSt^S' t~t W honepower lloppes aaba«I"J^v•«•<«« »" ,np'">««l<;in, ot «
Kifehtl .L^LfiSTLBl Sm* *««*» beater;heattarthe boiler l*a«&^ ******™* «"J*"**™*
higher than th* Canadian Paelflc rail- •.,»*». »- aoo .Uereea   v     A ♦paion1"1**'11 r»'«** I" 'h* oot»»r portion being
srsuc^ts?t!s&*«S£'T!£au?"»« ^nm'ot ^ Heel*Kf&Jr^ tw
•istlna of throe rompartjitwnta.   two   "™*. w««#n«.*a     r» accordance with tU«  Cm\ Mln»»
or wbleb ar* need for  hsnkg*  P»'\jJJ£^!!™XHi!*J^ Act Amending Act, i«io,»
poses and the third as a tmveflng as* 22J"*!J;fc"iL!L—•SF'EL   -^ !L'i« n*1*"* «»«»«» has been installed at
pip* way; tad tbe   parallel    «—■ —«
consisting   of on* compartment
nsed a* a retura air course. In ooo^'t;.-' ".T'^t" I ""*Z?,C~1'ZZm*.ZZZiim- aoiatot typo, witn a suitable sup-,    ,   _,       ,,,,     -. .
aeeUon with the   ventilation   of the!S?1?,.*")* 2XE2, JlSw.!^2*^Si:»''>'«»'«W»re   oxygon   cylinders   »£ P«lv*ri*iT    trwpmua*   cruhor.   and
mine. Tb* tnnnol is la at the preeent ™* **• «»a*»»»»»t handling of coal j mMh ^nrtAllM for w'm fmimotor. i fff* "»»i»l<*. h" bj*a  »n»t.ii*d   at
tine 4J00 feet an-d haa eu* nln* ofjaiwajiiM. • r^hnnein* mmo,    nrnt-ttr  idwtrir "*'* **lH«*y to facilitate the as»ayJng Mmii i,«;
JlSs^am*. and ulHm.fl* will imnH J'™^0f»J^^
efingand 22TO:kW2LJSL«i!?%.^aT^(N n"m miion hM hHfR Installed at
tunnel, "*Jp}taf^£fi& JS 4%o*nLal*thm Uomw mttt9*- **A »l »TimM <*""•
aettt,   le ^^J^^i^,™™^^u,,ti of two **»**" l*rnm*r appart-
. In eon- ££!^f E^LtZ1 «f.lrSv!rii^«»1,• »••«»« *rPO, with a suitable sup-
upon my last inspection I found thom!open up new townsite* to correspond.
I well timbered and In good condition The Canadian PaHfic Railway bn* uu
Bach mine Is ventilated by a 0-foot l tta western system, which from Port
fan of tho Ouibal typo, driven by a 80. William, Ont.. at th# head of the Ortat
horsepower electric motor, producing,! U***, t* ih* Paciflc coast, .» iotM|
In Na 3 North, 18,000 cubic feet a jnU#*«i« ol it-ho'it T.IMi, extcndin-i mm
minute for twelve men anil on* horse; ji**, )t»> »i .tlonsl hour,.Hr.. twin, th<
and In No. S South, 18,600 cable feet a
minut* for fifty-seven men and three
horses. ,
A llrstin  sampler,  consisting  of a
most tumbTly point bfin* K'lmoiitoi,
whkh in about 115 miles from the
l»oun<!ur>. This mlli»«»-H i« that in
fahsda only and Ao*t t*of lnri«d*»jh<»
llu*• «..iitr<«U«'d toy th* vnmyeny In the
w-ftsfrn part* of thi» f'nlt-wt Utttet,
1,650 iiillin .»r« in tl..' l*r«Hlu«>«
<*o»uinMa. timl   ttbutii uSiit
■Fboji^lwni^ T'w4n^lTiiM''\hin^^' «h« ^i8( *» <*• mm« *• •«*< '*%»'&*?..>»^™.«*",«'"«f"'. ^'
iSg&mJim Umm,'~iemkp ef-|A. miii* *
feeue* mm- mmm me eu tor a|Rr j. c*rt*
ll«nity 'Afjimn ^..,...,.......
Roaartt watber
ft. t».**M*itett";*.
ii. Wyno
MltlfHIIHf I
t o f ok n* n no o n
* a e a a e * a a eo e #
to eat ell the thlfteea eoaata. Thos*lf*m^ •««•. meae-hoaso, throe ef-
«•*»« vary ta Mm ttnm otstv-ftv* t#'[!''*,''» r*»ld*ne**. »*vera\ for#m#.n'«
twmty-flt* deatWM. Tbo taaael w**i booses, a tone boanltna bousft, *l*Ur
st*««t in th* 'Poral* ffeiles' ander;«»'«*" ^T* *?* *?. hmPi.»l, all
lying tb* roal mwenros. i«achtat ti,#f»*at1y P*^td and mm** *lth w*t#r
latter at * distaaoo of ilT foot, »nd«»»<l alwtrta M»ht, Quite a into* and
tho nrtd OMrtns ewt nre tkerrtor*, the W*u**h« town hnn hewn hem errme
lower tmm of tbo seri**, Tb* «MtHyi,h* C!, ,' 5 ,^,fk,' *• »"Pertv not
of tlw coal I* Mtanulaeiut, rkb lm f'«'^' ]_'< ,'1* <?o»«M(Hi,i> whore ar* h*
 ilq^fiMaiHws.. and. tborefor*. an ot-',M**Nlr,»,t,,,l^**'<
imtanmm+wn-l- ''• ««aiwp." »*w— --«••»■ .-»—...*— .... .*».*.-. *•    ■*•,,.,
twtimt ut ^uuHtry  lor   feet   •ooo^^^/j'Jf,****   ^u*1 t-*n,iu xm*, !rTf>,ifHf.
tooo
SifflPv
i outfit l* Iwlng Imprarfid by thc   ad-
,d«i>ufi ui -wto* moro iohalaiion «pii«-
?rat«t Pnc-ttre wltb the as* of tha
jiWarata* U <nssa"d in tlmont w**klx
An th*- mHif. mbiin iho pulmotor ts
bflng unM In -f-finnArilon with tin- am
'biilHim- ci»u, a Uch l* being uttinhi
(by fir. ffleglns.
isotela,  etc., a*ee%
!   Tb* foliowlntt *r#> tfeo official
.  ttirtta t*r .%.,•  % t •* — **. <- - r*,**,,,,   t
,y*er ending Itwmyr .It, 1*10;
■fr*
year.
Tbo timber is all framed on the out-
fMe bffi>ri b. !r.*; *»r.: ,i.i.. '.,.- n.!i.*>
for as*. Vtolt* o*t*xy lamp* ur* uwd
tbrooghoat both levels.
The foitowlus *r* th* «4(tHsl rt*.
turn* ot «h<» Ilosmrr t'olllery for th*
yenr imdltiu H<'<i*-iii.li**r :u, ii*vi-
Ontpot for year-Coal. ist,tt;t tone;
^eoe*t
pegs mmetmty tm m silow all taip. catwMla .*«**,
men eat. # Mih* Beeeaalr ...
m RsielutlM Tl»m JA. Kdrnm*. ......
tfooator awl' *•* wbat th*y will ie
towattf* tliovlttlag
■_n^__t_\ *e_____m -^^Jl^HflM&B -Sfl^tfWflb'' SSMP
Wm. tttn _L " .IHCMr wit
fc^^^fc   Ma*.     fnu^*^^m||uyk^B   .g^m^m    0
■WWTW IP   wWawwtHmw^Hwb   *^^W^P   %- ■*. ^~-~  __ , ^. T
ttMttettt*. %M ttt tbttt_fto ktkit neat
a^mi^^^F  tmt*^^B*mt^eqjO)- -m^e  wrmm^m^m^e ---w^^m-m me tm^e^
eeeoeteeeoie
• *»*»#•*-■*#»
, oioathi*. lii; ->__
!   Ammnt of «ofe# mm*. 7T1 torn
I   Hnttbtt empleyad, Ml
s. c
_^_n_m_^_m—-Ubfbdkd^   ____, Bjm__mmmmMt  M^^^^^^mdb^^*mmm-m -mm^tt
tn a«st eiiMStt tMettig, Ibts totamR-
t*o to aab tbo cooporatlea of tbo
Hears ef Trod* ot tte aott mtn
unit crtflfr trtrfi tfam as to a-lat staua
shall be tnbnmke ttm goworai weMsr*
dt tbo (wnwwNRf.
One H* only to fato a walk through
,1L Got
IR. J. Col* ...
ftf• AHeS ....
-am- - a~.^___,
,00. mftmeo •».
W RaoUa
etr. iMtewne • *
lube ytmnAwm
mm PMMM.V  '
w w pen** .
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it.
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ipppbsPi'ipptmPBWi ■.•vupwwW''
mm mme%tmdk »»*»««••***• *»««*•*
*m*i*.  wmt-    mo SIP^^-N^^^W|»    i.^^*^™*SPw -M
Rnfsh fro days b«fer* notte*
was seal oot.	
amenntfttmnmoenowa
*a*u*****n*omOe*
Mi**i*i*t«iiii*i
m*knwon*t*t"***not
1.000
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m
tjtm
MINISTER   OP   MINE*
*****> r<w* tem r
*dr
Ike vootlNitton of iho Mino ts pro-
iby < tewMoot Wolkor faa. nin-
afag to aa tntmattei -toot* wm en Y8Y*4i
tbat* If Seo***eiT. R em be raa aa a
Wow fa*. Tbt* fan la drivtn by a
pair of Utt-Unek ewekn*n. wnmAt*d
•no *i**no o>y uero* eo eor—eowsf  .
^^mmttfamwam     tmo^Jk   ^mMuwrnme^^mtt^iit   w^eem   A—Ot   et^—^   tA—etm e atta^-tmmwnt-mta .
•on*i% aoo oowworaoii wp io tno »B| _^ ^..._..._ _* *,.... „..
with a rop* dHvo. Tko tea I* of et*«i {        The opwwieia ef tiepem
with tmctete aottlag, aai tb* eagtaol   Tbo llo*B»*r MImmiJdd- a company
hon«- of brick.   The other bindings iWentlfled with the fonaSiae PaeWe
et th* »ooth of Ae atae mwm n, RaQwey Cwapaa?. la Iftl oa«a*4 «» a
(oacrtt* laipbowx aai tlaeebeeper'*
offlco, leeaawtlvo boee* far tbo eom-
K**.; abmi»   frfnnnd,
1
tr,*ft-
tie.
cok*, tJW»3" ion*. , ,»•
. Hnndm ot bands «»mnkivi«d—I'iHl»f-;
trooad. Il»{ obov* groaad, I4&; tetal,t ~"
m' !    TME C. P. R. TOWN BUILDING
tt*.
i,   ititiitm t i.t%
■til    **.-»»»»
POR tttt
•nw*
• mew miller at llosaicr. aoaie sis miles
north of POralo.
itr««wMl' o»r MKKom, nnb w»fh boas*.,    Tnr «»st  -moswree bote oetrrepi
with bstbe eat.teebetb tot tte ww of Iblab apoa tbo URs to tbo nmt of the)
No. 2 Mine, A Level
Thle mini', th* only on* of«rat*4
WOrk  WOO MMMBMMt,,!*  *HtMt«<t
ijioo fori from the main *n-
: tb* -fool nreme** tt t**r f*MT
outcrop,and bas an inclination of about fiu 4#-
"   " -* - *     MotbOi Of work hi pfltor noi
■    Tb* Mlowlng cottlog*   et*   r«itM
; from tbt Calfsry Htratd of Jot* -"-h
snd Htb. and should b* read »ld« t>y
tMe, *e tbat rradort can thoroughly
'Spprnrtate tli# «1gntflceaf« of «m<
Pornb*. II t".. inn* 8I.—Tw*lv*r huit-
iiroi a»ln*r» hav# bom tbmwn m* td
«ufk a*ni xhf i»»« of HoctOfr. not far
rrom bnre, ta about to be atNndiwd
1 tt/j'   tta   '""ifih'f'•;',,  ';*i{::fc   Ij   :.'.....   '.*.-.
'thai tiw* tim) mini** at thl* *yo.m. turn*
HU ti--st, and Iiare ticca opcutd i*mtaU!I, tUw i*W» iu ii,- ,»»«n.» »».n»,.»,
hy u trtmpot imvtl mne/l tm tnotihidng driieu nn ai* «a *mU>, vhd*-^.
bitbrr than tb* railway trsek ilMMe tb*y *r» drivra np fall pitrh !** *•* mmetH by th* C«B*dt*n p,
Tb* vm#ny ■rmmitie tt mis eeo-itbo   bttmmt   Uln*   dnw-o   off the'*"*  ,**"*«*. **** b**m *bm &o*tt
item nt tml Unit, and two e#rtfeas r*fe*e at right a»sl#*   nn th* north-*** ***** tenter   The wotk ot di*
Oa.
IjKt
##'f|h* mtn*r*
jsj    y%n tml is Vrwmtt from tfci tea-
UM wl aewtb f« tbo level ef tbe ttpM*
i.rwi b* a at**» a««BWWI ieoblotrscfc l»-
ySS t*R«"«*♦«***•*«*St tadaptttdent
Sjae iMtmo, Tbo tmm mro bemtm tw»
eo* toe* of *—1 ttodk, ete tewertd te fcrtpe -
Mm mm aai. tbe #»«* eat* ar»| wtti tlw risot at* teeat«4. Tbo **aa»o.lse*Mh *id#, f,?oo tt«*   rt** temnetutoi   M*r*barrta i** *-,wr»r *•*-,-
kMtkmM.ad,..lm amtaemdm tawwdmtm,   'mojol mmm ***** mt* tk-m**ntm unmtrti.'i*. my tttrm of/ntr  Ximk ttdn tpm.ltho io*n ar* "nlmou' m^Lt ...a
'" "    *W^a«ilM#o«.mte«*f«riiN»o^
»»*■»■» I »r»»*»   iiun    wnn m notcMS   OM.rtelit anew* to   to* .M**««rM.   and J-ream f**t a* astim!*. for xk* wm td eooi—«oalt»c *••!»* tbe tmty l»*|*
'Mttottbtw. m wMtoblbo towno* lto*-i*t*o. the trvid b*« bam drttrn^n'frowl'
'tow-road »S# laiiaio««aw*tt_«»w**w«ljll» amlt ttmrnl  t.r^fi l-m.   m xl*r,m*w-
knoiet* 'mmm aw * pt* of »nf.*f»nirt turn t tmt m m ttm,
" • "-   Mien
fttch flwtt motion *ngtn«*; wtth g.toM
draats.   flutd   with „ ctotetk**   end
MtsK oxtexiH t*y
rttikt nnetto to
twmtla,.
at
t«rln, Im**.wi»<»« Port William eml lAtte
wt ttm Hood*, leaving mem $Mm
mllrs lis tlw thi»-». j.irtin-f Pr-m in* *•«
of Manitoba, M»skafrhi>wart aii'l Al-
itrrt-t, tk* wonderfoi nsrH^altural dl»-
tilct, *Jtkb the V. V. It. is j.«* HIM-
• .1   111   I-oUMttliltK,
T«v*tv* Nuntfrti Cttit*
»ir.^Hv 1 "no >*t*it...   *».*•■     ■ • '    "*.
-ranrlnr 1n  alt* ttnm    lit-jf !*\<!'i«* r!a3
..-renter* Ilk* W(nnfj»s. Van*r^»tti«>r »nd
i »>eary, o»wn t<» th« smalltst   H««
Ih* of n atortt f,r ao ot ami*   Twenty-
*»y-i"jr   .f>ft*   /'t*   * *  '    ■' • ■   ^ 1 *
ov**r TtjMHt oml*. »lit-*«a ovrr Wjm.
nln* td otrr }Amo. *r«! ttt* orer Vkf
ttm, tart* ot over im,**m, and on*
< WiitiJ.it*>«* of j«o,i*oo. The romfisny't
lirotram thl* »ear rstl* for tbr. p!*H»g
no the nwrket of an ivmgc of obo
wt to»n*l«# #vfry week. Thes* aro
•r-itti'r I'lfjf »fi,> tn»* r,!*.'•»'x., '.'.v.**
■■h- mitt important of which'ta Pff£
,»*••(*' sr*» the rn-roftl-H'mi t*t H,r WVr.
'.itm m l^»htarwr#» fut>fT, atbltb w.\*.
**!*) the very rirlt aertcnltoral dtotrlin
ot evtrene *->*a*}M-?Tj P.»t*-kattir*:»'%
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PAGE EIGHT
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FKEWIB, B. C, JULY 11/1914
/
OUR BIG BARGAIN WEEK
\
Good Values in our
Gents9 Department
H. B. K. GAUNTLETS
Bronko Gauntlets, best quality, large cuffs, worth
$1.00 per pair; Saturday priced, per pair 66c
LIGHT GREY WOOL SOX, 7 PAIR POR $1.00
Men's light weight grey sox, regular value 20c per
pair, on sale Saturday,'? pair for $1.00
CHILDREN'S STRAW HATS
A large assortment of this season's straw and
linen hats for children of 4 to 10 years, at'a great
reduction Saturday, this lot will include fancy and
plain split straws, sennets, and linen hats of all
colors antl shapes, values up to 50c; Saturday snap
price, each  25c
Before You Travel
See Our Trunk, Bags.
Suit Cases, Lunch
Boxes. Telescopes etc.
CHILDREN'S COTTON SWEATERS, EACH 35c
Thelse sweaters are just the thing for this hot
weather. We have several styles, low cut neck aud
short sleeves or long sleeves as desired, colors, red
trimmed with blue, of blue trimmed with red.
Special Saturday, each    ' 35c
SUMMER UNDERWEAR
Men's fine balbriggan underwear in natural colors, all sizes, 34 to 44. Saturday snap prices,-per
suit 75c
Special in Dry Goods
NEW EMBROIDERY SPECIALS, 2 YDS FOR 25c
These are worth a higher price; we want to
clean the entire lot out on Saturday,7 and wc offer
you a special inducement in the way of a, very low
price; special 2 yards for \ .25c
Silk lustre Lisle Hose, 3"pair for $1^00^ Au AI
stocking for summer wear, well made and shaped
to fit perfectly, strong and durable. Special 35c^
each, or 3 pair for $1.00^
WASH BELTS AND ODD LINEN COLLARS,
10c EACH "
A final clean up on all odd lines in wash belts
and odd linen collars, not t all sizes, but particularly good values for anyone who can wear them,
extra special, each 10c
BIG BATH AND LINEN TOWELS EXTRA
SPECIALS, 20c EACH
' AVe consider this special in big bath and linen
towels a particularly good one and urge you to
make your selection as early as possible, as the
quantity to be sold is limited; see them in the corner window, special, each 20c
NEW WASH SKIRTS FOR SUMMER WEAR,
PRICED FROM $1.75 TO $7.50
Everyone understands the comfort and convev-
ienee of a nice wash skirt for the summer season,
and besides, the very attractiveness of the skirt is
in itself, a feature worth considering. See our
selection in the new ratines, piques, diagonals,
whip cords, ''•ducks, etc., priced fro $1.75 to $7.50
A BIG SELECTION OF SUMMER WASH
DRESSES FROM $5.00 TO $27.50
Wash dresses for the extreme warm weather,
dresses that make one feel, cool arid comfortable,
dresses also combining correctness and becoming
style, shown in white and colors, in MUSLINS,
RATINES, WHIPCORDS, PIQUES, COTTON
BEDFORD, DUCKS, Etc. We want to show you
this selection of dresses and we feel sure you will
be satisfied.   Special .$5.00 to $27.50
WONDERFUL UNDERSKIRT OFFER FOR
SATURDAY ONLY, 89c EACH
300 cotton moire underskirts in shades of brown,
tan, paddy green, myrtle green, purple, navy blue,
black. This is a wonderful skirt value for the
money ,and positively on.sale Saturday only, at
89c, made strong and durable, in a hesavy quality
of cotton moire, to stand hard wear; see them in the
front window, each ". 89c
TOILET SETS-"    , ^
Plain white, regular $2i75 fofc. .-.;!< * .Y" $210
10 piece floral de$gn^$3.5Q for.., -.i..;-.;,. .$2.75
TABLE TUMBLERS
Regular $1.00, for 75c
Regular $1.25, for  ,90c
GLASS VASES
Regular 30c, for •....; .25c
Regular $1.00, for ....-;i.*: 75c
FRUIT BOWLS;
Regular 50c, for .... '.".' 40c
"Regular 75c for 550
Regular 85c, for 66c
Regular $1.50, for  - $1.15
SYRUP JUGS
Regular 45c, for r 35c
Regular 50c, for 40o
Regular 75c, for 55c
Regular $1.10, for 85c
Regular $1.25, for- 90c
Regular $1.40„ for $1.10
GLASS WATER JUGS
Regular 35c, for .* 30c
Regular 50c, for 40o
Regular 75c, for 55c
Regular $1.00, for ..". 75c
Regular $1.25, for 90c
Regular 90c, for 70c
CELERY TRAYS
Regular 25c, for 20c
Regular 35c, for 30c
Regular 40c, for 35c
•      SPOON TRAYS
Regular, 20c, for  .16c
Regular 30c, for 25c
GLASS LAMPS
Regular 75c, for  56c
' Regular 60c, for " 45c
Regular 50c, for , ; 40c
Regular 40c, for  .36c
Regular 35c for  30c
EXTRA LARGE SIZE BRASS LAMPS
Regular, $5.50, for $4.25
X. P. Lamp, regular $1.25, for ,*.'. 96c
MILLAN VESTAL OIL LAMP
Regular $5.75, for $4.75
FLOWER POTS
Regular 10c, 2 for 16c
Regular 15c, for .-.,- 10c
Regular 20c, for 1 ; 16c
CUPS AND SAUCERS
Regular $2.25, tor ..........  ,$1.75
Regular $3.50 for $2.75
Grocery Specials
Por Saturday
Gold Standard Baking Powder, peT tin $ .15
Gold Standard Coffee, 1 -lb, tin.... .•    .40
Gold Stand-ar-d Liquid Ammonia, 2 pas.......    .26
Laurentia Milk, 20 oz., per tin *,.   .10
Laurentia Milk.Hotel size.    .15
CowanVC3iQcolate Milk Emblems, per lb 35
Evaporated Peaches, 10 lb. box 1.25
Salt Herring, per lb.-    .06
Shields' Ham, per lb , 20
Lard, 5 lb. pails .;......,:., '....... 75
Red Cross Pickles, per quart, sealers'.    .35
Heintz Baked Beans, large size , 25
Heintz Baked Beans, medium size, 2 for    .36
Siam Rice, 9 lb for -.    .60
Assorted Toilet Soaps, reg. 35c and 40o box..    .25
Rogers' Pure Cane Syrups, 2 lb. tins. 15
Talcum Powder, large size ,   .25
C. & B. Vinegar, qt. bottles ". 25
Gold Standard Vinegar, qt. bottles     .25
Wenv Washington Cabbage, per lb 04
AVhite Swan Washing Powder, per pkg 20
Assorted Soft Drinks, per doz - 65
SHOES OF TWO NATIONS
This season's styles in Invictus shoes represents
the shoe craft of the greatest English and American
designers.
Styles that will be worn by the exclusive dressers
of Bond street and Fifth avenue.
Their superior workmanship emphasises style",
excellence in every little detail of construction; Invictus shoes are perfect, as trim and snug fitting «us
a glove, they are not made in the ordinary way.
You will note tfcese features when you see Invictus
shoes. . v   . ■-
Money Sav-
_ingJPrices„
The Store of
^—Quaitty^-
\
BRANCHES AT FERNIE, MICHEL, NATAL AND COAL. CREEK
\
AROUND TOWN
J. J. Woods, contractor, of Victoria,
ia in town this week.
Chief Inspector H. C. Graham ot tbe
Canadian -customs, Calgary, is registered at tho Pernio.
It ls stated -that a deal of money
changed hands ovor the Welsh-Ritchie
.bout.
Tbe -Socialist Party dances will be
cut off on Saturday night during tbff
summer monthB. .
J. S. Thompson hu loft for Calgary,
to accept a position on the staff of tbe
Fernie and Calgary Railway,
IL H. Stewart of tho Consolidated
(Mining and Smelting Company, Trail.
is In the city in connection with business of that -compauy.
Mr. and Mrs. Morrison of Wost Pernio left laat night on an extended
visit to thoir old home in Wales. They
wiil nnii on -Uie Bmpress of Britain.
Or. J, D. Lamb and wife and J. D.
Master motored to this city from
Kalispell. Mont., aud aro hlgb in their
praises of tbe Provincial Government's
good roads,
iMIssee Hogan, Parker, McRorle and
Townsend and Mrs. Elly ot tbe school j
•taft left on Friday for Vittoria,
where tbey will take a special teaching course.
Tbe Army »nd Nary Veterans' Association bave appoint!*! delegates to
wait on tbe Hon. W. R. Ross and tbe
Hon. W. 3, Dowser on behalf of their
association to obtain the support of
thoso two gentlemen for tbe recognition of the olalm* of the Vet era tu.
The band -concert given by tbe Pernie Julian bond Sunday evening con-
eisted of classical   sections, excel-
lenUy rendered. Professor SJaccarro is! down.
4o be congratulated upon bringing ibis t a|ariy
intendent J. C. Sesser and R. J. Smltb,
traveling 'freight and passenger agent
of the Great Northern Railway, camo
ln on a special train and this morning
inspected all tbe property ot the railway company and the Coal Creek
mines, and in the afternoon paid an
official visit to Michel. They left
Tuesday morning for the main line.
J. Garbett has returned from Vernon, .where he bad accompanied tbe
body of bla -brother-in-law, W. A. Gal-
lamore, one of the victims in the Hill-
creBt disaster. The deceased leaves a
wife and five children to mourn his
loss.
'Members bf tbe L, O. L. and Lady
Terrace True Blue Lodge will assemble at tbe K. P. Hall at 0:45 on Sunday evening, July 12th, and march to
the Preiftiyteri^n church, whern the
annual parade inn-Ice will be held,
All visiting brethren cordially invited.
* The proposed dance for the benefit
of the Ludlow strikers ln Colorado,
will be held In the Socialist HaU, Fer-
nie, on Monday, July 20th. All per-
sons owing for tickets are kindly re-
quested io pay for same a* soon as
possible, as the committee desires to
forward all monies with the least pos-
jrtlilo delay, '
Samuel KlmRu-rat-m ■»«& given \\
preliminary hearing before tho local
Caliph on Frldny last. ehm-fri* heitiv;
tbat he did on the 20th day of .Tune
last obtain a quantity of paint, value
$83 00 from Robt. IJuthlp, with !nten«
to defraud, After considerable evidence acaiHod was committed for trial.
Tho rock mantlcator lias arrlvod
and City Rnginwr Ramsay hopes to
have the plant going full blast on Monday new. The machine looks fairly
sul»Mantlal.«but will evidently require
two or three sheet anchors to ho!d it
Any person who bn* a panic-
hard   proposition   to   crack
the extenit of his Injuries have fallen
trom very near the top.. A lad first
noticed the boy and gave the alarm.
Upon arrival at the hospital it was
thought the lad would succumb, his
injuries, a broken collar bone and
fractured skull, being. very serious.
We learn, however, tbat he is progressing favorably and there is every hope
of recovery.
International Board Member Dave
Rees bas been appointed as representative for District 18, U. M. W, of A..
lo the special -"ouksmIoh of the R(J,
Federation of Labor to te held at Vancouver next vAsek.
Archie Prentice,   who was injured
white playing football on July 1st,   is
^till  hors du combat, but hopes to be
'able to resume his duties In the near
future,
There ts a promising young middleweight in Alberta (Al Rose) wbo !e
anxious to get a tryout with Billy
Weeks, aud his backer has written ahe
proprietors of the Fernie Athletics
Club with a view to making n match
Fans would certainly like to see
Weeks perform here again.
Joe Uvanni has gone bac* oast to
New York.
organisation i«i to th* hith standard'01^ itr|ng & along.
of perfection that It bas attained.       ■
Tbe capacity bf
I tbe cruihtr Is *5   to   100   tons per
J. F.   Mclntoiih,   appralsur in   the day aud Us digestive organs look to
local Customs Office, and James Fal-jbe lo first class condition.
tmtr lento   tikis   morning via   tke    The reaott* in the practical eiamina-
(leant V#»ftfti»rn Wnllwiv fnr tin t*a*t*t*A.',.  *.,.,,,. .,      ,»,,    ,     **    .,
wd visit to all Uie ptinoljmt eastern If   t*t*rrtr\   yx\rot*r,T of Vn«V* *n Vt-
American snd 4*anadlan cult*. inni  Unlvornlty, hav* W«*«  received
C. H. AtKkWMR, western represent* Und are as follows: Grade llf. Inter-
tire of tb* Springfield, Massachusetts, j mediate, pasted: Helta R. Todd, tirade
Flro Insurant Company, witb bead- IV. paaaed with distinction: Harold V.
«HSHi»-r»   -tt   *9t****tti   tf-i   1,     fi   t-n     thtt    ■*"itr,9-r,f    r,',f*n/*     r*..„■,..    **t      * .. .1, ,.
cMy in connection with tbe cancella-j son. Grade V, passed, Helen T/ Kerch-
tion of r«rtai» risks lurid by the com*- mar. Grade VI. pasted witb distinction.
|ta»y in tbe town of Hoemer. Nettle M. Ingram; passed,   Mnry K.
John Yarovaefe, wbo to cbitfffed witb
•tabbing two Uneaten companions lo Wm West of this city on tbe success
lb** Royal Hotel bore, m-entljr. can*
•Murphy,    tlr.   IVrrln   eongramlsted
fat way In which she hsd pro-partd
I. O. O. f. INSTALLATION OF
OFFICERS
Dlitrlct Deputy Grand Matter, Bro.
James MoNlcboias and suite attended
Mount Fertile Lodge, No, 47, in their
official capacity on Wednesday evening for tbe purpose of Installing the
following officers:
J. V. O.—Bro. Herbert B. Barnes,
Noble Grand—Bro. John Thomas
Puikey.
Vice Grand—Bro. J. T, Pearson.
Recording Uecrntary- -Bro, J. B.
Mt-ikeljobn.
Official Secretary—nro. Archie
Pitaifti*.
Treasurer -Bro. J. Lundle.
Warden—llro. Xrll McCnlium.
C»ndur.tor~-Rro. John Olddftigs.
R. 8. X. fl.   Bro, Coura4 VollAnd.
L. S. X. G.- flro, Thos, Ratcllffe.
R. S. V. (J  -Bro. Fred Woodhouie.
99 -)■', *.,    i.ttt,   ttttw*   tuvt-tma ttt-
R. S. 9,- Uro, David Gisb.
1«   »    f»—Bro    Vorey   Henderson
Lewis.
I, G.-Bro. Peter Watcllffe,
Chaplain—ttm. Weeley Owen.
A number of visiting brothers from
Hosmer drove ap to assist in tbe In-
maim Ion, after wbleb refreshments
war* provide* ky tba newly Installed
Sctdo and Vie* (treads.
CHRIST CHURCH, FERNIE, B. C.
There will be, no morning service
in this church on Sunday, July 12th.
Evening service will be conducted at
7:30. Church open all day for the
use of visitors.
LIGHTWEIGHT     BOXINQ
PION8H(P
CHAM-
mobile trip on 3ter one hundred  and
seventh .birthday.
Her recipe for longevity was "never
worry."
H08MER NOTES
In a twenty round bout with Willie
Ritchie at Olympla, ""London, Eng.,
Freddie Welsh got tbe decision over,
the former on points. The American
lad put up a good fight nnd tans are
not Inclined to accept the decision as
final. W&sh got ten rounds, Ritchie
five, and five were considered even.
FOOTBALL
The Teamster met and vanquished
tbe Bankera on (Monday nlgbt. Score,
Teamsters, l; Bankers, 0.
The Crow's Nest Trading Company
toam managed to make a draw with
the civic arrgegatlon on Tuesday
night. Score, 14.
SHE NEVER WORRIED ANO
LIVED TO BE 110 YEARS OLD
London, July fl.-4!r». Rebecca
Clark, reputed to be the oldest British
subject, died at Wood Green, North
London, yeatordar, at, tk* if* ol 110
years.
Hhe was a busy needle-woman ap to
a weak ago, and had her first auto-
By dint of a little extra effort, tbe
company managed to get out tbe .pay
roll a faw daya earlier than they originally Intended, or shall we aay it
waa brought about by tbe fear of a little dust up on tbe part ot tho employes.
An. official communication has
been received from Vancouver Island,
stating that the strike is still on.
Members of Hosmer Local ara requested to tako notice.
It Is rumored that -Premier -McBride and Hon. W. R. Rom will ba
Hosmer visitors on July 80th. It
should be a vary intellectual meeting
by tbe 20th. Let's hope for tho sake
of the suffering intellectuals that tbey
will be able to get a week's feed out
of the Government
Owing to a dearth of transfer
cards, members of,Hosmer Local are
being given membership cards. Local
Union secretaries throughout District
18 are asked to aocnpt same as evidence of bearers being members in
good standing, clear on the -books till
July t.
/The working stiffs of Hoamer de-
afr« to twMtcly thank some of tho
merchant! of Hoamer for the contid-
crate way in wblch thay handled the
payroll. A list is being kept and will
be sent throughout ibe District for
future reference. Ona kood tan de-
serves another.
Classified Ads.- Gent a Word
FOR SALE—Furniture, after 28th. Ap-
ply 76 'McPherson avenue.
WANTED—Shoe shiner,   steady   Job.
Apply, -Paatorlum, Fernie. 226
DR. DeVAN'SFkENCH PILLS &■{&
guktlnf Fill (or Wontn. $8 » box or threo (or
{10 -JBoId at all Drug Store*, or mMIwt to tny
tddreu on receipt of. pries. Ths gooatu. Dslhi
Co., 81. Catharines. Ontario „
Vitality! for Nerre and Brain: IncrastM "frey
natter; a Tonic—will b-aUd you up. tt a beeror
two {or IS, st dm* ■tons, or by nail on receipt
of pries, tins Soobus, Pico Oo.,«t.Cbtli»rlo««,
Ontario.
ate
mbetorn Foltoe MaglMrst* WMmaterjthCM pupMs for tbls examination.
Mondsv. bm-l. wae remnndod. as' A UA nsro-M tUrrr tltWer, i«t*H Ik
one of the vkn»s wbo ml,] testify j wm ^iib u t-niun» tterHietiX %> tutimn
against tbe aeeis«*i is not even yet toff the t'ttnt Vo "Hn. Railway wa'er
la * fk -condltkm to be eucbargedjUnk on }'.*»■■**> night nt about -1:16.
from tke boaptetal. j Xo mn saw the lad tall, and tt '.s pt*-
Vk* !f««M*«t Jaa«* Ombtr, tttm-\eeeee4 tbat be moat km* ttta*e4 the
ttrnt »ip*rtnti*od*ml .1. P!tlfm, ttnptar^m*^ IndAer »t  tbe tW*, »a«t tmm
CARO Or THANKS
Mr, aad Mrs. Qaiace   and   family
«srtah to thank all trieada   aad   ar-
qrnatataaees, tndadiac the easpkir** of
tbe Wtb Lumbar Co, for the sptendd
floral tributea and many Und *ttpm-
tiewe tt aympotkr   mtttoi,   dating
ffMfr r***nt end m*r*nr*fn*nt.
HRS.  E. TODD'S
July Clearance Sale
IS STILL GOING ON
EBB
On Saturday wc make a Special
Display ofOnce-a-year Bargains
I* |
These are Real Money Savins Proposition*
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