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Industrial Unity is Strength
The Official Organ of District No. 18, U. M. W. of A.
Political Unity is Victory
No. 26, Vol. Vn.
$1.00 A YEAR
Dist. 18, United Mine Workers of America
•The -eleventh -annual convention of
District 18, United Mine Workers of
America, opened on Monday at Lethbridge. Besides the delegates from
the various Local Unions, there were
present fraternal delegates from Distriot No. 6, Western Federation ot
Miners, Alberta Federation of Labor,
the T-rades and Labor Council of Lethbridge, and District No. 28, United
Mine Worker® ot America (Vancouver
Island). Alf Budden, ot the Socialist
Party of Ca-nada, ihe mayor of Lethbridge and commissioners of public
utilities were also present, and addressed the convention.
iThe convention so far has adopted
one or two motions that are likely to
affiect ithe attitude of the District In
the -future. It was agreed by the convention to pledge the District to political action as laid down by the Socialist Party of Canada, and this will
mean considerable .progress in educa-
' tional methods for the mine workers
of District 18, and removes the re-
.striction hitherto placed upon political
action in the Union.
Monday's Proceedings
LETHBRIDGE, Feb. 16.—President
J. Smith took the chair and called the
convention to order at 10 a.m.
The chairman appointed the following as a credential committee, with instructions to ■withdraw immediately
for .the ipurpose of preparing their report and presenting it to the convention as -soon as possible: Delegate
Frank Wheatley, Bankhead: Delegate
T. G. Harries, Passburg; Delegate J.
Kent, Fernie.
■The chairman called in turn on the
city commissioners, Messrs. Hwdie,
Grace and Reid, to address the convention. The commissioners extended the hearty welcome of the citizens
of Le.th.br.idge to the delegates and
, cordially invited them to a hearty enjoyment of all that the city had to
offer. '■'
-Secretary-Treasurer A. J. Carter
read the call to the eleventh annual
Regularly moved and seconded that
Moved and seconded to adopt tlie
recommendation of the committee.
iGonside-raibie discussion ensued as
the result of the introduction of the
Blairmore resolution, a discussion In
whioh (practically the whole of the delegates 'took part. A motion was then
introduced that the discussion should
Delegate iMantdn (Fernie) introduced an amendment to the effect that
the -District take over the Sick and
Benefit Society and work it from one
centre; but this motion was ruled out
of order by the chair.
Motion to adopt the recommendation of the committee.—Carried.
Resolution No. 2—Blairmore  Local
WHEREAS, during the past year
our District has been put to considerable expense and great deal of the
work of the District neglected through
the resignation of our District officers;
Chat in future any District officer resigning his office shall not -be eligible
as a candidate for any office in the
ensuing election caused by such resignation.
Your committee concur. Moved and
seconded to adopt the recommendation of the committee.
Resolution No. 3—Taber Local
RESOLVED, .that the convention go
on record as being against any contracts being signed on a screen coal
Your committee recommends that
the resolution be concurred in.
Moved and seconded to adopt the
re-commendation of the committee.
Delegate Wheatley suggested that
this .was a matter that Should be carried over to the attention of the scale
committee at the next annual convention, -There being io objection raised,
the President ordered .that the suggestion of Delegate Wheatley be included as paTtof the recommendation
of the committee.
Motion to adopt recoininendo-tion' of
F. of M.): T. G. Harries.
"the -convention; -call be received and
placed on tho minutes.—•Carried'.
Delegates Present
F. Wheatley, Bankhead; J. Loughran, Beaver Creek; J. Barwlck, Bellevue; W. Archer, iBlalrmore; T. G. Harries, Burmis; F. Barnes. Carbondale;
P. Besso, Canmore; D. H. Hyslop,
Coleman; R. Garbett, Corbin; T,
Crltchley, J. Kant, H. 'Martin. Fernie;
Bvan(Morgan, Frank; W. Balderstone,
Hosmer; T. Brown, HlllcreBt; L.
Moore, Lethbridge; Donald McNab,
Coalhurst; H. Blmer. Michel; T. G.
Harries. Passburg; B, Nugent. Taber;
J. .Bendatti. Diamond City; Max Hutter, Georgetown.
Fraternal Delegates
•P, VV. Johnston. Weistern Federation
of Miners, District 6; J. 0. Jones, Alberta Federation of Labor; W. Alford,
L»tbbridg« Trades and Labor Council.
Resolution Committee
W. Archer, Blairmore; Max Hutter.
Georgetown;   B.   Nu«ent,  Tnber;   T.
Oritcbloy,   Fernie;   P.   W.  Johnston
Sahdon (Wr* **
Constitution Committee
J.   Loughran,   Beaver   Mines;    L.
Moore, Lethbridge; H. Martin. Fernie;
T,   Brown,   Hillcrest;   V.   Wheatley,
Appeals and Grievances Committee
R.  Oarbett,  Corbin;   Ed.   Barnes,
Carbondu.le; J, Barwdck, Bellevue; E.
Morgan, Frank.
Officers' Reports Committee
D. M«.Vab. Coalhurst; H. Elmer, Michel; W. Balderstone, Hosmer; P,
PeMo, Canmore; D. Hyalop, Coleman.
Delegnto Harries moved (seconded)
that the various reports be accepted
as read.—Carried.
The report of Board Member amy,
fraternal delegate to the convention
of tho B. C. Federation of Labor, was
then raid nnd pawed on to the commute* on officers' report* hy order
of tlw* ehafr
Seert'tary Carter read the report of
th* fraternal delegate to the convention ef the Western Federation of
Miners, which waa referred to th*
committee on of floors' report* by order or the chair.
A short, <Jlacua«4on then -took place
In connection w>l,th the Introduction of
resolution* under Section 1 of Article
12 of tho constitution, The delegates
atated that they had Important resolution* which they had Instructions to
Introdueo, but which had unfortunately not been sent In to the mtrtct
within the month prior to the conveu
Resolution No. 4—Hillcrest Local
#'HEREAS the contract system has
contributed towards the degeneration
of the human mee, both mentally and
physically, and also has contributed
towards the surplus product that is
now overflowing the markets of the
world, thereby closing mines, mills,
factories, etc, throwing a large number of the members of our class on
the unemployed market, thereby causing a downward tendency in our wages through their efforts to comply
with the first law o( nature—self-pre-
that thJi* convention go on record as
being opposed to contract work, and
shall discourage * -contract work
amongst the members.
Your committee recommend that
the resolution be concurred in.
Moved and seconded to adopt the
recommendation of the committee.
The resolution was debated at considerable length. Delegates Johnston,
Wheatley, Rees, Hyslop. Loughran,
Brown, Elaier, Martin, Nugent and
Harries taking part, and also Secre.
tnry Carter and Board Members Gray
and Burke.
The motion to adopt the recommendation of the committee was then
put to the vote and carried.
Resolution No.5 —Taber Local
HK80LVB1) that thia convention
dlwuits the advisability of a general
strike for tho liberation of the imprisoned minors on Vancouver Island.
Your committee recommend thnt
the resolution he non-concurred in.
Moved and seconded to adopt the
recommendation of the committee.
The resolution waa the cause of considerable discussion, but while the
svmimthy of the convention went out
to the minora of Vancouver leland in
tho struggle they were undergoing,
and particularly o those unfortunate
onew who had bc<n martyred to the
cause of labor, the concensus of opinion was that no good eould be effected
by a course of uciiou such us thut
•ugge-ated In the resolution, partlcu-
done on motion regularly moved and
Moved and seconded that the regular rules be suspended in order to give
Board Member .Burke an opportunity
to introduce to the convention the special resolution toy the District Executive Board.—Carried.
Special Resolution
It was explained that the resolution
was in the .form of a resolution that
had been introduced at a meeting pr
the Executive Board and which had
■been carried by that body, as follows:
Re appeals from Coleman and Bellevuo for financial assistance.
That after carefully considering the
appeals for financial assistance from
Bellevue and Coleman Local Unions,
we are of the' opinion that it is impossible to grant such appeals. We
are, however, of the opinion that this
matter should be reported to the convention; now in- session.
Special resolution of District Board
turned over to the committee on appeals and Grievances by order of the
The chairman announced thatt the
next order of business would-be the
report of the constitution committee.
Report of Constitution Committee
PREAMBLE: Your committee recommend thnit this convention adopt
the proposed preamble as submitted
by Michel Local Union, and add the
latter part as submitted by the Gladstone Local Union, which reads that
we pledge ourselves to political action
as laid down by the Socialist Party of
Canada. , The (preamble would then
read:.. ,.
"It is evident that the progress of
the human race has 'been -made possible only by those who do the world's
work. Without the creative labor of
those who toil in the mills, mines, factories, etc., ■present day civilization
would; be impossible.
"Although the Working class -produces all the necessities and luxuries of life, more than enough to Satisfy ttfio  iv-pTTt-g -'tit^fms-MffBa^f-Qf^gQmmlS
The past week has been one continuous round of social events, each
evening offering one or two entertainments to the citizens of Fernie; yet
in spite of tlie number, each event has
received a splendid proportion of support and reports good receipts.
The concert given by the Catholics
in the old Church was very successful
both from the point of attendance and
the length and quality of'program. All
the artists displayed rare technique
and skill ahd it is seldom that we
have listened to anything better at an
amateur concert than the 'bandolines
selection by Messrs. Kerllnen and
Sokolowski. The concept was not
without its incidents and* the whimsical candour of one artist, who admitted having forgotten her piece, but
to save the audience from disappointment .played another, recalled occasions when, owing to this lack of
candour, we, have been compelled
to suffer agony listening to the
efforts of aspirants who had not onlv
forgotten but, we fear, never learned
This hcuitj L'aa .tc caiering to
large audiences during the past week,
and the program has been of the
usual high class. The citizens of
Fernie are showing tht<r a,ni. .-.r: *.
of the efforts put forth by Mr. Johnston tor tlieir amusement, and his
splendid, comfortable and wtll-neited
theatre. There Is the usual high-grade
program, Friday's feature being "The The fo-rtnlghtly meetuig of the City
Ghost,' in two reels, tor Saturday. Council took place in the Citv Hall
'The Message w Headquarters; m chambers on Thursiav, the Mayor,
three reels, while frrMcnJav there is Councilors Graham, Uphill, McBean
a splendidI big_ Lub in feature*, "The and Robichaud being present The
hpeolal Officer. This is a picture re- j^ter was .profuse in hus apologies
piete -with thrills and tense situations. t0   th,e   Council,   and   made   fervent
X n, ~Z , ■■,. t -I ,', j ,i promises of better behaviour in the
On Tueaday night the local lodge of' ,fumre. ,The Mayor expiained that tho
Pythians, In compliance with the cus-. absence of the two councillors, Jack-
torn of the order of celebrating the
birthday of Pythianism, held their annual special gathering, but this was
more impressive th^n usual consequent upon the year 1914 nJarking the
fiftieth milestone of its existence.
son and Rizzuto, might, be accounted
for by the fact that they were curling.
However, later in -the evening a query
from William Dicken elicited an admission from the Mayor that there
was some question as to the legality
of the position of one or f-wo mem-
The lodge was opened in due form
and three pages were advanced to tlie j £^7 V~the"councir     Mr.   Dicken
armorail or rank of esquire. The lodge j pointed   out   the   penalty   which the
,     ,     ,     ....        , „ .      . ;waf U-en .cl,os&d *»> tlie us?lai manner I c.s.ty wag llabIe t0   „aniejy, |50.0o for
The popular local, edition of Harry | and a social evening was indulged in, j e^.;*, meeting these members atte'nd-
Lauder (A. Prentice).was present and
favored with several selections. Also
J. Quinney, who had to respond to an
encore. The coal company was well
represented by Messrs. Klauer and
Chas. Murphy, w- R- Wilson occupying a seat in the auditorium. Especially worthy of note was the zither
solo by the .former, -whose rendition
of "When other lips" was exceedingly
artistic. The program was too lengthy to permit „of Individual enumera,
tion so we must content ourselves
with bare details of same: '
Opening chorus from, "Priscllla,"
choir, Holy Family Church; bandolines selection. Messrs. Kerlinan and
Sokolowski; piano solo. Miss E. Pim;
song, Mr. J. J. Martin; saxophone
solo. Professor Zaccarro; song, Mr.
Archie Prentice; duet, Mr, and Mrs.
C.  J.   Murphy;   zither  solo.   Mr.   A.
ciety, yet we find that millions of the
working people live In poverty and
degradation;    '   i
"This state of affairs, which is contrary to all common sense and reason,
is brought about by the fact that; we
have two conflicting classes in society^—one class that own the means of
wealth production but produces nothing, and another class 'that produces
everything but own nothing but their
labor power, which they have to sell
to Uie -owning class in order to live.
"These conditions can he changed
and a sane system of production and
distribution Inaugurated by the working class collectively taking over and
administering., the means of ..wealth
■production for the ben-efit of all useful members of society.
"Realizing that labor produces all
wealth and that therefore labor is entitled to all it produces, we declare
tho following to bo the objects of our
"(1) To educate the working class
nnd .make them conversant with the
fact that they have nothing in common with the employing class, that
the struggle between these two classes must go on until the present bv-h-
tem Is overthrown, and the working
'People collectively take over the
mean* of wealth production nnd produce for use Insteud of profit.
"(2) That we pledge ourselves to
political action as laid down by the
Socialist Party of Canada."
Moved and seconded to adopt the
recommendation of the committee.
Moved'by Delegate Nugent, seconded -by Delegate Hyslop:
"That the preamble as at present hi
the District constitution be adopted,
with the addition of the resolution
submitted by the Gladstone Local
After considerable dlacuaslon, in
which -the whole of the delegate* took
part, thc- .uitomUuun wuu put to x\w
vote and lost.
Motion to adopt the recommendation of ih-w -committee carried.
Article  1, Section  I.—No change;
Klauer;~^ano solo, (Miss McMillan;
song, IMr. Quinney; piano solo, Miss
Feldhons: song, Mr. Riley; violin
solo, Professor Destabelle; bandolines
duet (March). Messrs. Kerliner and
Sokolowski; God Save the King.
The concert was, we confess, a revelation to us and must have been productive of quite a substantial sum for
the Church fund.
the principal feature being a most an-1 e(3t  .and - from ■ the. remarks  of   the
teresting address delivered  by  Bro.   Mayori it ,woul(3 appea.r that the ,J0Si.
h. J. Evans touching upon many In-, tlon ot the two absent aldermen on
cidents of a personal character in con-: tne council was In question,
neotlon  with   the  order  during   his!    T.„ „,,„,■,»„„•„, ,,,„ „„ „,
thirty years membership therein.       j ,nJh® ^n^f? f ,,hne,^T        !T-et'
J J  ' lns were read and adopted, and mi-
j-mediately   afterwards   Mr.   K'icoletti
L. 0. O. M.
Th§ generally accepted slogan at
the entertainment last (Monday night
was "She's a Moose." And she sure
was. There were present some !T0
people and the concert, feed and dance
were Toted the greatest ever held by
the 'Moose in Fernie.
Quite a large contingent "was down
from Coal Creek with, of course, the
usual artistic talent. The catering
was in the hands of Mr. Ratcllffe, of
pio lame, and the fact that nearly 30
dozen of Ms nrnHiiAo wag .fla-fqnligh-pri
larly a* Fraternal Delegate Johnston • section to remain as at present
and Board iMembw Gray vote* in a!    Hpction  2. Th*  President  pointed
position to stato that moat of lliece out thnt owing to a typographical or-
Imprisoned In the flr»t ltmtanoH had ror In th*« printing of the contrtltutJon.
n<ne# been liberated. That the lm- the *ord "Alb-M-tiT had be-en left out;
prisoned miners had been martyred but this omission he atated would he
to th* cause of capita! through the
medium of the an»n*»oni«»tic polltlcni
nroehlne was clearly demonstrated by
■rweeji*-* Johnston, though thia wa*
lib own imiAontt! opinion unit lw did
tion. an »p*>dfled by the oonntitution.  not dealro that tbe delegate* accept It
The chairman announced thnt Ihe «• nn n-hsolute fact,
artlfif* !n question In the constitution       Mrv.nti   to adopt   the  n.-mmm*nda-
wim «i a most spoetflc nature and un- timi of the committee carried,
less th • ri-*o!utlons were dealing with      Tlie report of the w«olnt|on corn-
some RNovnnre that bad occurred In j Trtttee Urt»n being completed. It waa
th# if uriu of iho month specified by j then  regularly moved nnd f-eeomlwl
U*., the r^|K»rt of th** -committee be
n'oiWed In Its entirety a* amended.—
Brother Rees asketl the pi<rinl»»ioii I «oronilt<iM? wa» duly carried.
.r it. ..... 1   •        , *      i
tho n.iin'iiutloii, he would be eomjwll
wl to ruli- ti*-m out.
Convention ndjotirtietl nt 12.30, to re-
eonver.e r- n «.m„ Tuipadav. Feb. il.
l»nii<(fi>«t Smith took the chair and . mie-Hal ii^w^luttnn In eone»<>ttfw with
»*''.'u -'*■■- "■•KH.-..U.. **.< wiUKi *>. j,i->;vum *»;ru-B u\ -iuiutTi-t't. MiciiiK*n. Thta
am. i hi-l'M   tirattfed,   ibw   resolution   wu*
The resolution committee presented i reod. The convention «*• then ad-
Its rnjwrt as follows: | journed at twelve o'clock before an
Rerolutlon No t—Blalrmera Local     sfttlon waa taken  In regard to tho
WIRRRAS some of tho Local Unl-! mattor.
... , .'..   .'..', .".',,,.;... I.«.. 9. 9.*.'t, iv*4v . Miurnooo mhwi
fit fund, and others  have not,  we     The chairman called the convention
would ask the convention to consider to order at 1.30 p.m.
somo uniform system of aick and ae-     The question In connection with the
aidant benefit throughout tbe DStrtriet.  apodal rwwlntion Introduced by Del-
Yowr  committee   recommend  that! egate Ree* was resumed,
the resolution be concurred In, and     Owing to the fact tbat the District
tli*t, ainee it la memnnry to l»v» and i iHMrd I»d a resolution dmllng with
mjitrfflfn n. «f"V tho*, "".« further re- ,"■■« .va*-*'U«. wi **t.W.t*M** U, m»ii.« ».f
rectified In the new constitution.
-Bertlon  :i,—No change;   section  to
remain a* at present.
■SetIon   I Ymir committee r*-cum-
mend tlm: the r'Kfdutlon of th" Michel Umal I'nloii b# adotMml, und thM
the last two lines of the pre»«»it «<.-
t[i*n   IH  th"  l-n.-.s'lliii'mi  tw  pirn- \;  ,** •
and the follow'ntr ln*erte<l In ',t«
"To > ndeavor n reftire the en.v r
nieirt of Iftwn in the Intereit of the
'vnrkeri* '
After a sharf dhM-uaalon the m<> Um
lu   ;k|m*.||.   l.h',«   refnmuten-l'.Ulon   of   '!"•
**u<'tK»fi »t,-~Your committee rt-.'oni-
tiu-iut .lint this section be struck out.
i»f»d the aoM»ndmenlt as «nhm*.*t*tiM Hv
As tho ro&vljj:'«f the boekey^games
between the emtiloyees of the two
firms, some forty ladies and gentlemen sat down to n sumptuous supper
at the Northern Hoiel on Tuesday
evening. The supper was a success
and the members entered on their
feasting as heartily as thoy did the
hockey game. The whole affair was a
revelation of the good feeling that pre.
vails among tlie staffs and such gatherings Bhould be productive of much
good. The shop clerks have somo
splendid material wherewith to start
and maintain nno of tho best social
and labor ortinnizatlotig in the province, and we Hhould not be surprised
If, as a result of this gathering, something is not started shortly—I.e., a
club which will arrange sports and ao-
clnl events for the benefit of nil the
store clerks of the town. Anyway, the
opportunity is present and If the energetic element does not get busy organizing we shall be very much surprised
and disappointed. The fact that store
clerks have hitherto regarded one another with a certain amount of diffl-
dence and distrust is readily under
atood by all who urasp the peculiar
■wit that iUk.ribuUou pirf.v.i lu our present social nystom.
The mechanic doe« not feel the Immediate and direct effect of competition like the Htore clerk. The former
Is a producer nnd until he meets competition from his own rank*. Is unlike
the storo clerk, whose Job relies on his
ability to sell more than hi* employer's competitor.
The evening was famous for toasts
and speeches, every ono feeling tbat
Homething win due from him and doing hi* part. After the supper end
the usual patriotic ton»t. Mr. Meikle.
John propose! tt<e te;*!": i*r »V- T-"
j Wood hockey team in a nest little
[ Bpeeeh, *)ffli*:»h«*lEl!ig the difference be-
'fr-ntn     tjy.     '.*.** "«jr     •'.;,•      I %',■•',   \     b*
i tween the tv.<, firm* o'< the former or-
' i*;t«lon, when ?;-■ hnd Muaht rvfug<- mi
thefencennd !hef(v>|i*ne preva'«n' thf
•'"Veninif. ,l;ifk -mnde b!« imi>.-»ett *1-nr*
i-u>'i 'ii *hf no!n», -irt-ff .vim hc.irtl'.v ;in
I |i|;i»i-l-» d. \\t r. Pi-wee cilU-'t m-m'-h tc
'iv-.' . «u',«-.ir--l ruther modrst and was
. i-vl'l' rtlv  nt'!   iN'sdrous  of  oceti?nin*jt
I «iv,  -    1.|,''l-*-.T. MrtA    '**   .    .,'t-r.rl..'.   t.	
| well thnt he wns e*cu«#d from further
j effort.   The n<-*t to*»t tm* 1mm Mr
O't'i,"-'•'*•   P'rwr't W»»  TT*»"l'»-*sr <T-r>
is sufficient evidence of the popularity
of same.
The evening opened with a program
of social and musical items, the first
artist being Robt. Sampson; whose
rendition of the famous Scotch ballad'
"Bonnie .Mary of Argyle," was, as
usual, very fine. A duet by Mrs. Percy
and J. T. Puckey, "Ma-in-Iaw," was the
most humorous and mirth-provoking
item on the program. The brothers
Puckey gave a duet, "The Swell and
the Coster," and also contributed other items to the .program. Joe Harper's
whistling solo ^vas a novelty and gained much appreciation. As a teeth rattler he has even the ledger devil skinned a continent. Miss Baker, G. F.
.Mojtes...vyt .Owen.an^T, Biggs contributed Items ln their usual accomplished
style, while Wm. Flattley's Lancashire
dialect song brought back to many the
memory of shawls and clogs In the Old
T. Uphill and Wm. Hurler addressed
the gathering on behalf of the Loyal
Order of Moose and enumerated the
advantages to be gained by entering
the order.
The committee are to be congratulated on the success of the event and
many were the wishes that the next
social would be here soon.
made a proposal 'to the Council wish
reference to the formation of a new
citizens' band. The IMayor, however,
thought that it would be better to
have something definite in writing,
and leave the matter over until there
was a full Council. This was explained to Mr. N'icoletti. and he agreed
to forward a statement of what the
band were prepared to do in return
placed upon him (Minton j. Tbe Councillor explained that Minion had been
particularly unfortunate in obtaining
work, 'and also pointed out that he
had recently,, been penalized by Uie
city to the extent of $60.00 in. connection with traders' license. The Council decided to give Minton time to pay.
Tlie next matter before the Council
was accounts, and a strong protest
was entered -by the ledger represent--,;
a'tive, who stated that the last printing they received from the Council
-was obtained by tender, the amount Of
which was $76.00. To offset this, it
appears that the .clerk had placed
some $86.00 of printing with our contemporary without, taking the troublo
to ask for prices or give the Led-ger
an opportunity to tender. This is possibly the most disgusting piece of unfairness that has come beforp our notice in any municipal "or public body.
The clerk tried to excuse himself by
seating that he could not split hairs
in dividing the printing, but, "It was
pointed out to him that it was not a
question of splitting hairs, but inertly
that the Ledger had to obtain work
by tender, while our contemporary
was permitted to place their own price
upon work. The citizens of Fernie
might get a Httle "wise to tliis rotten
state of affairs, which -permits a sei^
vant of the Council with, we presume.
(lie sanction of the Mayor, to dole out
gratuities (for it is nothing more or
less) to secure the support of our con-
for any support which they received   temporary.   Amotion was introduced
from the oity. by Alderman Uphill that aU -printing
An application from J. R, McBwin
to build a frame building on Block 5
ma~to~be rerusedTotv account of the
fire limit" rule.
The electrician put in his report and
an estimate for supplying addltionil
tiPh-t to the town, which was calculated to cost some three thousand dollars.
Councillor Uphill, who spoke In favor of the -proposal, suggested tbat the
matter be held over for the present.
A letter from Messrs. Herohmer and
Martin disputing amounts charged for
making   water   connections  to   The
matter be brought up before the Cou-n-
CJI and  tha't. thev H-aoitlt. nirvn-n  ita -rMa-
tributidn." The clerk, however, hod an
excuse for this, and Wated that there
were many d-tenae of printing which,
would be required in the interval of
Couniei! meetings. It was them suggested that the Fina*nce Committee
handle the question.
Several other matnens in connection
with bylaws and sewer rentals were
raised, and it would appear that, the
bylaw for raising money to erect -sidewalks in 1910 has bad a particularly
disaetrous ca<reer. In legal teen. It
Roarin' Game, Limited, rink, was re- j haa cost the city something like thlr-
ferred to the Fire, Light and Water; teon or sixteen hundred dollars, while
Committee. j the total amount of the bv law  wuh
The contract for •maintaining ambu- j about $4000,00.   The bylaw to aUll Jn-
lance will be put up for public tender.; comntete, and it took* as though tht*
Tbe next question was William Min- j legal gentry will have another good
ton's account with the city In cowi-ec- -,nicking lK>fore this m-eamir*© becomes
tiion   with   keeping  children   at   the j law.
Ccast. The City Clerk spoke in favor j We Ieawi that action l« likely to tie
of registering judgments held against taken immediately against two of tho
Minton, but Aldermun Uphill objected I present aldernie.it unless they rw-lgn
strongly to additional   burden   being'and eeek re-election.
The Methodist Church. Coul Creok,
was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Thursday ufternoon, the contracting 'parties being Mr. Thomas
Morrison and Miss KlUabeth Kva Hu-
•rail, both of this ramp. Kev, Joseph
Philp tied tlu> nuptial knot. The duties of groomsman und bridesmaid
wero well carried out by Mr. James
tlraham and the Misses Linda and
Blalo Hugall respectively. The bride
was given a.way by her father. Measrs.
Davidson and OaRkell played Mendel-
aaohn's Wedding March. The bride
wor* a rt'rets of white with hat
to match. The bridesmaid* wero attired in blue and white silk. After
the c-cremeny the weddlnu fca-s-t wa*
partaken of at the home of the bride'*
paTents, Riverside Avenue, where all
for the siuiirfaction of the inner man
was provided, After the eut the Invited guests adjourned to the Club
Halt to prscti» tho llcht fantastic to
music supplied by Mo**r«, Dnvld-aon
and Oa#koll. The duties of floor manager were Rbly performed bv Mr.
Thoinss Hm-tth and refreshments m-rv
ed during the evenlnff.    The h»"*v
. v we"-   '!•»• n.-(il)!en'» of m'tjiv viHi-
»*H!«> and  tl^eftt!  pre»eiilH.    W«« jo.li  In
hi■•'*■! wSulie* for yon bf'h,
A  wpn-Hal   train   was  ref|ul*Ulorw1
An interesting gathering took place
In tlie superintendent's office, Coal
Creek, on Wednesduy evening, composed of Coal Creek colliery offielnirt,
opiwruiivity   being taken  to prewmt
tokens of appreciation to Superintend- J on T«u«ilay evening to convey a miner
ent Shanks and Pit Ilosa Jim Stuart  (Mmw| ^^ gymTtl0„dw to ho^pHiil
suffering from  broktrti  ribs,  bruimd
on the occasion of their retirement
from tlio company's service prior to
their dfti-mriuro for the llraseau country. Hoht. Johnston (electrician), In
a ueiit reminiiH'cnt siieech, aiwke of
tho gooil feeling exlmting between the
superintendent and the soolal life of
tlu* camp, and ou behalf of the officials presented to Mr. Shanks a travelling bag (equipped) and a silver tea
service auiuUly inscribed to Mr. and
Mra, Shank*. Mr. Shanks f<wlingl)
re&puLdid. J.t«-ni 3;t»**:; "<v~» •'- ".
prc«ented with a splendid timepiece
suitably linsrribcd "To Mr, and Mru.
Htbwart from the officials of the
Crow's Nest I'ass Coal Co., Coal (*w*»k
mines."* Jimmy then responded in
hi* own inimitable »t,vi,< The usual
handshaking broiteht the pn-v^edlnga
W a close.
legs and body and scalp wound*, bus
tallied thmiifth Ifelng run over by n
trip ot emptiw. We learn the unfor
tutitn** fellow wait (tiling the duti-i-n un
a ro|to rider, and through nom* un-
tormmn oixr*onMnnc*ti waa thrown
off tho car, and before the trip -eouUl
U> HUiWiwi had p«i«««d over with Uie
forememton-iHl reaul'..    We leam from
lU*l tMUHlM.  ".Jul  U*:  lit |JPli£re»f.iii^ .ih
wtil n* can bw exiwcied.
Friday. February 3ft»h. Mm. Mlehtw4
Kettko, ag»d it* p*trw l^un<i*nil on
Sunday. IMirtuiry 22, from tho Konitui
Cnthrnllr I'hureti. at '4 pm.
Sydney Theatened
By a Meat Famine
Butchers on Strike
Michel   Ixk«I  Vnlon  be innerted  In'hockey* te.tm. who m»de m««'- <i«»fmi
place  thereof,   which   roods  to   u^eiangrestlons  w to the possJM'ltv ef
««vi-i'v »teftn« trt te<-«re the full -w-n'ii!
vututt oi io*ir protlutt lor the wotk-
Moved and seconded to ado*»t the
recommendation of Ibe eommktee.--
Article S. Section l.—Xo change al-
vtK-ated; article to remain as at present in the eonstittitlon.
Th« tiiiiM-mion whs tiH-n adjour.r u  dro.
■M      .9.    WMyHIMt*   9*    tt   A  99       Wr..",.      ~r.9r
tnrthof ri'h''**itr* i*iti t*inf-* Hrtbi
Jo« l»«»» namo rent nra-rttwl sdvtr# an»i
we believe if he can seen*** «nv s»»tv
port will m;»k«« i?o<id. Mr Wslter Win-
nett retilled. it»>'l his r»ei-»rk» **hn*i>
the tirox'm'tv nf son*"' of 'ho fntr «»»
tf» their t»<r"v"r# Immedlatalv oeea-
*lc»neit ** "nitotitt ef '•tii'r* " T*"* «"»•
'f»8*t, "The T.*»*',1<«-« " f*»il to Mr \'r**tt*m.
Villi   l.i i-t'.*-n.i.'l    ••'»   «-.*V   n-"»l   ti"
Tft  1*9
**'&*-1' i*t\l 1(1
comoiend that the IHstrt« Kxecutlve j th* Locals In D*«trlet l». It wss moved Sat 5 p.m. to rweonven* at » a.tn. VWi-'emnlne t«t m-t (rrse*fit'e-i.«#
mmrrf.-toti Its Influence over the Ijeents * t>v Ontrd V"mKw ft!irk« ntA fluTv «e< *' ee«4*i*i-   p.-*.rt..ry 1", x..l    : ". ■'.,,   ! ,-■:• -if :s■.-,'. A
to not* tbat the amount of weekly tx»n-  o-nded, '        TWrd Osy—Morning Session        jiM-* f" di-l ->!'h i*ri-tt ihit,i'»,i
efits so paid  la uniform throughout j    Thst thm matter be turned over to)    Prw-nldent Smith took the chair, nnni tr-'rdf't! «f '*» *l"*'r'»
■tt   l**4
V     9'     **,f.    Xtf.\lt-Xt'lt
11,,**} r'h!»  1"; V
.itg,   tttt**r.&..  ft  ***,
I **... ,t^9^,   it    p *.9,r    •
the District, thst a sneelal comwlUew' the »*m>e»!* and srrienittc* i-nmm'ttp...  istllot tlie i-onvfimon to or-ifT nt '.» • <  :■■■> **' "''■ ■■
be aprtmlnt-fd whoM duty It shall be to j to be d!«pmi*d nf »ft-er the ro#olnHwt! n.m '<,..-,i    *<■* r<
eolW-t eviderce on thia anblect, pr*-1to b» introduwvl bv th* IMstrirt *-Ne.-;    Tho ».ltentl«»n of th« ■roprosenf.tt:*r* ■ romtrV* »h-'
pure rtile<» an! rocommeadatlone. aaVjuMve Board has b*«n A*nlt  »Hh—of the l^hbrtdt* if»m«d mm ^r«"   "r *«•» "
mK the mm* to the District Kiecutlre ChnM. jto «f*»«n hendtlnea in his report ifiv T- -.<•, *F f
Ptttot, toho in turn ihilt itibtntt tia.   At itvr* -»wU»t iut tU«  wo«.«!*H'.iw*<»,.iU» ,,ifv,irt>»«ln» •» nwtmon whlrh w»*m<ff""'-"** •,'■■'
rtfren:men-dat-lona of Ihla apccial com* tlm ehaliwan apnolPted Dttogat* Nu-1 calculated to rol»!#*d anvon* midlng Xit   v.  M.
nHtfee t*r th* app-roral or r»J««tton Of tent and I^^wte H«rr<e« to aet its th#m ln«o « hetjof that th# »*mt1ment»'v.»-r,-1|i'V   .,,
the memb«rshln thronth the medium;atMIUwal   memlxwa of  the appeals'of the del*«at#s had b««i unsymps- jh**» ond mo«t ronvlrlsl »«t>p*f» ever *h* lffl«''«*««f   v   »»•■-••
of Ihe refereadtuai vttta *a4 grlevanc« comanlUM*-.   Tfcia waa»        (CoraUnoe.1 on page fonrl he?d In Fernie <*o*l Con*»Ht»ste t, |/d
However unfoi'tun^
dbl« as the Fr»nV 'm-4
U(*   j     I      it.   ...,.     . ,:*4*,,.U.*t'*K,-      U
!r« jroapoiihiWe   for   th-    •■
■-• I nnno*     Tho off!?--,'*
t'.**   htf\o wade »*t€-rj  • '■'.
v. <■   nettled, «jid   c>» t'ti'i
■■", toroftf r^i'en »o *..•'*•
f* ' f-fl,  %t*] -»** - -■ ^ v -   ***
'it... m moo' «iip'»- a»w • mine   re^iwn<■***!   vf-n
*, ,*.   ,ni,«ii      'f>« ,■*■*,„ •»» i wt>h^*   Hr,T,-»r-    'h"
v.--Tti,"»w>   r»"»',e|'*   mi) , write the  worv'ttr--"
(t,ti.\tiv>t,n r,».f. itt -it,  t'nr'er,  s»tt!n'f  'or'1*!
A. It fails to *n;*; lv l.i.i ih.-ji.
under th" ordinary la-^    i,t w-j*  ;»»." .
i-otri'Sl.nndi-nte,    ■•■.aAli    ,«'elude    l,i
letter from puhllcatloti    However, we
Atli r*|>l> to his tii'tf brlfll>,
The IHs-'rict Its ririklntf f\ot\ effort
tli   t UjJCU     «,!(.<--   «.H>-   Ut-jf-    Illi-Jl    •*.,'.
.        •*■,     * ,*-*■■!■ ' '        ' l        '  '.'
snd With the re-form'-*11'"! i.f Mie i-   -i
imny there Is every jirnnpei-t that xh'it*
• III bi* ai«'<"?apr.*h' . J....S.J
From A. It's letn r we eather that
tho   heading   In   nit    luivi-rtlsement.
■ Vour   .'  '"•-1   .'*■ *     '■   • I     * .    •■■•■■■
was reaponslble for !•!< ".vr'Mrut m
with reference to the Frank idtiiatlon. ia flnl«h
snd we presume thnt the inference he \
wishes u» to draw |« that *;ig«s •>nn~
t'm-t-a stop wheu vou nr<- aale and
hearty. This is quite correct and ts
out another pha*e of th« fltianelal en*t
«rf preterit e»i>|t(i!l«f f**i*m
.y„ I   «! **■■i-jin-i.
svj»ni-;y, x «. \v„ r.ti  i»;   .v *.•
i 'i ** ■''!) i'i. :, ',,•,. It- - *, i ;-- .:.* I ',,., ,,
■ *t:.f.!i t U ','.'. i ■» l. ll.-* * ii.,*'f,. i : f. .ii-.
wiirkers In 'he iru.it tru-le A iif'i'
f.ii/.Jte in tnr«-(i!«'t;*»*"'. nnd wi! !to»it!< ■»«
iu   -lif'iie'iled      i(hii|.h>,.».*».     i i,,..*,,-9
l,n    :.tii,i:i.tll   <}i ItiHIiti* li    .liif-i-t'.-    l!i
; rtur cithus chop
' Cittitorntn Hat Banner \fi*r (tener:>t
I Outlook  Promising
i       I'll,!•*,*/*      I*   f      ,i*        >•      ■ t      "   ' •
• ti.*.- K,   v)i,<   1.r„»i<l,*t>i'   nf  t!i»*   H,Jt)!(,,*r'i
but th'1 flffef  .■iff* r< jpete.l
.1   Jiii. • ' :.*,   u',   * UiiSftj :.i.i   ...   , .. i.. f
■ hrfineh of the meat business »;m held ;
: twlnv and tt renfthnlrm jmsned to r;t1«e •■
-i^i tn ........      11. ,* *.     ,   * *
[combine to fight thi' trrtle* 'itslnti* t-i1
1 "I t erf I: ti*. -«S»:*lll ri-nrjtl «'l«V* Ul I lit'
■ lti*tli**< i.finr*. ,•! .Smitfe ti. 1 rtl.*,.r;t.,%.
'l-.THMl-ri I:'*'ifll4*i- till* *M>:l*i)f-,'*i *'il;»
' ttn-n'n   will   ;niiii!|"»   tn   il!   !i;|..'    in ".il
h:ite  lif-eii !<!*'..(! .*«:i'J  it,,*- fruit  hum iru
! ".lTO'\ ;«*rfi-i''»      Ir. tart   I -hft*'-" "«»vw-
| Ui:-»t***rl   hi-'N-i"  ,-,r;t>.s-u*-4
BRISK glCMTS STABT j    ' \n-.*ti;*K»tn«-[.!*t  lan<  »n'-t«n **t,mi*n*<
FOR BVC-ELICTlONS— ■ e<l l.y the Miirortd* to wov- the orattf.
SOCIALISTS ARC BUSY   .** in r- frtr» r-s'.-r eiiri>. which wilt ir,
'Mire tie i|f!:i.r( *>f r;." fruit   Itt |*-i
l.flVrtfUV      Fe-S     tf,      iJH.t,-     *  *'-    '»,,,,       ,.ii.    .
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■.»''*«-r«» hy#*~**!e«*<!Af\*» i<r"
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Tis" trre8i»»*t  iiit*-ri-*(  aiinthr* to th<-
itHfttn (n  H«-»ftn*^■■ i;r.-t»»   whf*r#»  \»r
Th" tit; lit   r.r*ft(;•..*!*> < t>
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Mi'l .itnvtil!■!''•- in fc'»'Fji'*rrtl    \t do i»-
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:•)" ii'i!,ii k :,**-*} mi f.iit.fJittle for ei««S
I !M|H|' , f  Mis!   «'tUtM»>-t'»-.
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'f'Lii.iIt  uro  L-uA.h-ti  *t  Mir of   httm.*
rt*t-ik'-ne In the nohtmi mnm no 9t*\*nr
!••)'   :t!'t rfu'*'tfi,, ;*'  *'' 'i'i lni-ll     Te-» rooflt
wi!! ho in ehMTX** *t \%* adasne* l*a*4l*y..
I !*>yor;ii nnd l*«cdi^ PAGE TWO
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Directory of Fraternal
Meets - every Wednesday
evening at S o'clock In K. P.
Xoble Grand,' H. B. Barnes.
SeTetary, J. B. Meiklejohn.
Meet at Aiello's Hall second and third Mondays i"
each month.
John M. Woods, Secretary.
Fernie,  Box  657.
Meet every Tuesday a<„ j.:',o
p.m. in their own Hal!, Victona Avenue.
0. C. A. Bunch.
K. of S.. D. J.  Ulacl-;.
M. of F„ Jas. Madison.
Meet  every   Monday  at 8
iun. in K. of P. Hall.
Dictator. T. Uphill.
Secretary, (J. Moses.
l;!'.i  Mi-l'lu-ison  Avenue.
^■JhHK-»**^Hr***^^THriHr^^* * * * **ick4rk1rkickick-k***irktt$
Address   to  Organization
Class at Rand School ''....
* By S. E. Beardsley, State Secretary of Connecticut
*****j^*^iwm*-***i^ I eJes6o?busS«rme™1 C0UsinB in the
-Don't let a few gray hairs spoil your
chances when it's so easy to prevent
or cure them.
Hay's   Hair   Health   restores
Gray Hairs a Handicap
Tendency of  Modern  Business Is To
Favor the Young Men
, This, is the young man's age. Everywhere you'nfind the  big' jobs  in  the
j'{hands of young,men.  (The appearance
Ji of age discredits your ability.   Youth
throughout the State.
Our organiza-
lon is stronger than it has been. On
In   Connecticut   we  have  had   the j the matter of the distribution of lit-
Isame experience .that you have prob-j erature
I believe tliat there is no
_.b!v had in all the States. It has a'- [ State in the Union that has distrlb-
-.va'-s been mv contention since 1 caaoe I uted so much literature as we have.
Ictb, the Socialist movement that all • The proportion of dues-paying ,mem-
Socialis-ts fall down on detail. We j hers in the State is growing steadily.
have plenty cf theory.   We cai, sit in j Duties of State Secretary
cur locals and  wrangle by  tbe hour]    The duties of the State Secretary
about Slarx.   But this is not going to \ are many—so many, indeed, that he
bring Socialism.    Socialism is coming ! ge;S dizzy  thinking of them,
in this country as fast as we want it |    The State Committee has stated that
to ccnie.    What is necessary is team |
work in the Socialist party locars.      j
Distribution   of   Literature >
Before   I   forget,   1   wish   to   state i
tha'*: one of the most important things ;
it is his duty "to conduct all correspondence and agitation;' to 'taik-e
charge of all dues, assessment stamps
and subscription lists, and issue them
to the locals and members at large;
is the distribution of literature.' I . receive all moneys due che.State Com
have always admired Tammany Hall | ni'ttee; manage the raising of funds,
in its organization -methods. Every keep account of receipts and the finan-
distriet captain knows every man in ' rial s.:in<lir>g cf thc locals; arrange
h-'s district—his politics, his religion,' tours for the speakers and organize
cialist iparty now in many cities and
they travel for miles and miles to get
access to the Legal Department of the
The Naturalization Department is
very important. It sees that the citizens' get their second papers, if it is
difficult for them to do so, and* in
same cases where ithe person finds difficulty in getting the first papers, we
see that he gets those. Then 'we see
that, lie gets into the party. We have
been" able to get papers for men who
otherwise would not -have been able
to get their papers. Let me quote an
instance: An Italian came to this
country in 1905, just a year before the
law \yjis enacted, which makes it so
hard for immigrants to get their papers. -He had accumulated considerable property. He got his first papers
all right, hut when he ca;me to get his
second papers, they could not find his
"Sunkist" Oranges
ox or
natural color to gray hair and no one
ivill know you use it
It is not a dye. It is a hair -tonic
that re-invigorates the hair roots and
the scalp, supplies new nourishment,
a new lease of life^for your hair, thus
bringing back its natural color and,
luxuriance.   It removes dandruff.
We guarantee It. to do this.   Your
money will -be refunded if it fails after:
a fair trial. '     '  ■*
$1.00, 50c, 25e. Get it at our store.
Sold and recommended by McLean's
Drug Store, Pernie, B. C.
therefore refused to give him his second papers. He applied to the Legal
Department of the Socialist parly ami
we secured them for him.
tVgaln, you can see hew easy it is
8 * his economic circumstances. He knows  new locals; see to the nomination of j name on the ship's records, and they
1 whether the man can be bought or; caiidii'.ites   the  preparation and  dis-
'cot'tctd.    That   is the great secret or urination  cf  ballots and the general
, Tammany   Hall's  success.    It   is  the , work of campaigns and elections.   He
thing which has made Tammany Hall:. shall make a" detailed report both of
j practically indomitable in Xew York., general and financial matters to the      „6„4I1   ,uu vau occ. 1L„  ma3  u ,.
jl have .watched the progress of Tam-   state Committee at each meeting, and  for .workers to get entangled with un
! many Hull from a distance; she >-= -* ■ *~ •■— ■-•-' '■•   "  -■ ■ : ■      .     «     ^       *  ..     .
■clever organization.    She
1 working and preparing for
j Mayoralty election in  this city, and, j He shall pay all bills when approved
i mark nie, she .will carry the election i by   the   State   Executive  Committee.
I next year, because there is no organ- j The   State   Secretary-iTreasurer  shall
! ization opposed  to  her.    She  knows ; keep accurate detailed account of all
how   to  handle   the  humble   worker,; state Committee and State Executive
and she uses her knowledge. f Committee meetings, httve them print-
Now, net only should you distribute  ed  and mail a sufficient number of
>. .she lb a j to the locals quarterly:   If necessary,  smipulous lawvers.    We should not
**,**    ,'^A I h,e !Kay av'p,0iu; a,sslb;tu,us-nsub^,ct t0  alio*• this to be done.   We should use
r the ne>..., the approval of the State Coavm'.ttee.  c,*ir „0Mtical machine to orevent the
poMtical machine to prevent the
milking cf the Socialist, or of those
who  may  become Socialists.    These ( . .__     	
title details may not seem to be very ists, to begin with, whipped'"the corn-
church from our platform. He can
do that when he is off it. Our purpose in this State is to break down
prejudice, not to create it. s The first
uitt-ai-pt made -by a speaker to talk
on the economic question or to assail
the church, he goes out of the State
entirely. This method has resulted ia
this—70 per cent cf the members of
Ihe Socialist party in Connecticut are
Catholics, and 90 per cent of this r0
jier cent are communicants. This we
have done just by adopting the methods above mentioned.
The city of Naiugatuck has a population of 25,000. It is the only place
in the United States where the Social-
literature from,door to door, tout you
i should get acquainted with the per-
! son to ivvhom you hand it. l-Mnd out
i whether he is a rabid anti-Socialist,
j what his religion is, what his econom-
I ic circumstances are—in short, make
S a study of his psychology. Thus you
j will know what kind of literature to
jhand your man to do him the most
i good. The slew upbuilding of the
] movemeir. will follow.
I The power pf the -Socialist organisation in Germany is wonderful. Re-
DININ-H   1'IOOM   IX CONNECTION  cently in the city of Berlin there was
Ian epidemic of typhoid, and the health
.Bur supplied  with   the   best  Wines,
Liquors and -Cigars
copies to each local secretary and to
each member of- the State Committee
within .five days after the meeting. He
shall visit a local and deliver lectures
whenever requested to do so, for
which the said local shall pay $3 per
day and expenses, the same to apply
on his salary. He shall have the
power to act as organizer; his -salary
shall be $l-*> a week and expenses
when travelling. In case.lt be more
convenient, the office of State Secretary-Treasurer may be divided and a
separate person elected to'each. The
secretary is to act. as correspondent
1'ec.cssary to the average Socialist, but
they are very important. The detail
work is the work that counts. It is
more necessary to be able to tell
where a man lives, and what his habits
tire, than it Is to be able to tell what
Marx or Bngels meant by this or that
statement—the Comrade who works
for union and strength knows .what
Marx meant.
Expenses of Speakers
Not until we get down to practical
methods in the Socialist movement in
America can we hope to have a good
bined forces of the other political par-
tlci. They divided, and we whipped
them again. We have elected there
the entire ticket and have absolute
control of the place. There are nineteen Socialists in the Council, of which
fifteen are Catholics and communicants. The situation was this—'the
church wanted very much to attack
the ..party. The two old parties were
urging the priests to ge.t into the fight.
They made the assertion that there
were certain elements in this campaign that were very undesirable, that
sound (political movement. We waste K-he Socialists stand fpr all bad things
many, many dollars by paying exces-J— **>uch as free love, breaking up the
sive railroad fares to the capitalist i home, etc. But these arguments .were
class for -speakers. We have got rid not answered. All that was done was
of that one difficulty in Connecticut,  to point out the men who were on the
Enjoy the rich, delicious meat and sweet, tangy juice of
ruddy, thin-skinned, seedless "Sunkist": oranges.
Have this golden fruit for breakfast, dessert and
^between meals."    Cleanest of all fruits—-never touched'
by bare hands.   AU the pickers
and packers of "Sunkist■'
oranges , and lemons wear
clean, white cotton gloves.
"Sunkist" oranges are the finest", juiciest oranges in the world.
Tree-ripened, fiberless. Not a seed
in "Sunkfet" Buy them by the box
or half-box.   That is cheaper than buying by the dozen.   They keep for weeks.
Ask for "Sunkist" lemons — so full of juice
that they go farther than other lemons. Try "Supt-
kist" lemonade—hot or cold. Lemons add flavor
to fish, meats and salads.
Rogers Silver with "Sunkist" Wrappers
Cut the trademarks from "Sunkist" orange and
lemon wrappers and send them to us. We offer27dif-
ferent premiums, all Rogers A-l Standard Guaranteed Silverware. Exclusive "Sunkist" design.
For this orange spoon send 12 "Sunkist" Orange or
Lemou Wrappers and 12 cents. "Red Ball" orange and
lemon wrappers count same as "Sunkist."
Ia remitting, send amounts of 20 cents or over by Postal
Note, Post Office or Express Money Order. ■,.
Buy "Sunkist" Oranges and Lemons
at Your Dealer's
Send your name and full address for
free premium sheet and Premium Club
Plan. Address all orders for premiums
and all inquiries to (issti
California Froh Growers Exchange
105 King St., Eut, Cor. Ciarch       Toronto, Oat
DR.   JOHN   BARBER,   DENTIST    ! for distribution.    The committee-con*
■Isemted.     Thirty   minutes    after   the
Office: Above Bleasdell's Drug Store I health   notices   were   received,   they
Phone 121 were in the hands of every family -in
Residence: 21 Victoria Avenue        the dt*  of niivlln-    We in  America
B. C.
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary, etc.
Offices:  Eckstein Building.
F-trnle, B.C.
Woman Suffrage Department ami the
■ Legislative  Department, each  hiving
its o/.vu committee to work in that tie-
:::i!*:n:ciu.    Kachhas ils special line
I cf work, and gathers Its bwn iufornia-
troversy on the subject, the local was \ can say what you like regarding our i (j3
eoni-pelled to take the night assigned■■! religion, hut you must, keep your bands i 1
It.     it took a lot of hammering 'to | off our politics." I a
make them see that they would have;   David  (Joldstein,  who  has doue aj@
to overthrew it.
Team   Work   Among   Locals
We have trials and tribulations ln
our  Connecticut   movement,   but   we
are getting down to team  work, so
that each local works with every oth-
it impossible to get cut on the road.; the time he st!iris t0 th£ tt^e he g-ets j church  members iu Conneccieut, for
Connecticut has branched out in its  hc,mej aua tbm j itotal up the number tliey are both good church members
movement.    We  believe  in  fighting o£  lccure  dates,    i--dlvide  the  total und Socialists,
against .capitalism in every way pos- ■ nUp^ti expense  equally among the I The Referendum
slb'e.    At  every  point, through  our|loealSi vvhich leaves a small amiount!   You have just passed,   by   a  good
ajbrity in the national organization,
referendum to nominate v-nur Prpsl-
Home Cured Corn Beef
Pork Sausages That are Famous
All our Beef, Veal, Pork
and Mutton is Ranch Fed
that each local works jHhi ^very oUi-  Legislative Committee, we fight It day 1,0 -^ "paid by each.   If there are fifty .«
er local thrpughout the State. ; U_hae ; m at^d day out.    We fight ^never 'lectures and the total railroad fare is 1 a_
f   C. La we
Alex, I. Fi«he*
Fernie, B. C.
t^rity^r^M-y^-™^^ ea 1  loca.] pays 40 cents.   Tben,
It  was .newraary for--the big jure of resistance in the working class. |^f,in> .Uere arJ ,^t the long jumps
there used to be.   We were spending
locals to learn to bear the burdens of ] When we make up our minds to re-
the small loca.ls.    Each local Jn the j sist we fight and fight Ufa finish,
past  was  compelled  to carry on its     Commission Form of Government
own '.work, but now we are overcoming that difficulty.
Within   the   last   three   years   we
have carried on systematic agitation
Mrs. S. Jennings, Prop.
L. A. Mills, Manager
Excellent Cuisine — American ancl
European Plan — Electric Light —
Hot & Cold Water-Sample Rooms
Phones -Special Rates by the month
European Plan Room Rates
50c. and Upwards
American Plan Rates
82.00 per Day
We have a Commission Form o£-
(jovernment Department. H'p have
been able by its work to practically
kill commission form of government jng the expense,
in Connecticut. We have trained our
speakers—local speakers—who have
gathered full   Information   and   wbo j
dent and Vice President by referen
dum vote.   We liave been doing tbat
in Connecticut for four years.   In Connecticut the State Committee does not
nominate the State ticket.   AVe have
Is  more
(Late of Hixon and Ferguson)
Oall up phone No. 57 for repairs to buret pipes and ail
plumbing: troubles
Shop - Pellat Ave*
Near Hospital     -     Fer«i«» B. C.
too much mouey with the Connecticut
railroads, but we have shortened the
trips.    Now It is usually possible to ] found   that  the  referendum
route the speaker by trolley, and that j successful.
has been one great help In mlnlmlz-j   Our constitution provides that—
"Xo member of the party shall be
Manaaement of Speakers j per-mi-aed to accept a nomination or
I have had considerable difficulty iu ai'l>oiutnient, either exesutive or oler-
.getting the Comrades   to   tell   what*"-'*1,   or   an   indorsemen   from   any
»i.v.v more about the commission form hotels are the best    Now the s-ueaker ' -mrt-v whlc'h !s no£ baEei1 m the PriU1
,or government than the other parties* ■u     •    •    ■      ■■        f    tne sl,ea«?r'm.i,,!o= n, i„.fom.„,.«„*,»*of„-i-i«-_ *
I The result is that our talk
j'-e:ier—so vigorous, so intewsi
I ;.hey are unabie to withstand
X ,ae iigh-.s iiive been tcrnbiyt bitter |be*VTo"reBort/rhercon^r0te"cbarjfo : ,hree   moiu!ls  preceding   the   8tat«
Urtts. but-they have beeu bo directed ifor  r!ilh.0.J f8rCi  for .^.^ a,  tJ0 ■
that, up to date. Connecticut is tree hote, so tb t th       w„, be
trom (cwmiss on form of government. cvert!.(lt.e_    We   have   w„ed   more
au wo intend to prevent commission  . ,M,lk(J..hb   the   w melhods of rout.
i onn ol Kovernntcut from being «taa.;w,x th,u ^ can realUtft   The SocSai.
! '      . - i i ..     iu.*. ; lsts ditl not take into consideration the
.!    „     .    i iC.i     t.?*   u,     * meiU of ihe fellow who does the prop-
;    Uur Legislative Comin tee i-raw.s up aBllild ,  aHd a?,tatlQn  work  lbr h!]ll,
lu-rtaiii wile, and then they liMt-fw; Wo lav,, made utf our mloda lo Con- „ ,   ,
vht-.u in the JetsUlatlvo heariugs.   We  llt.(-tjiU, ,0 8aVt. (l,e enerscy na*4 health cur PoHtica-I ■machinery in Connecticut
at th.. upwiUcrs, aiid we are doing It.   f," Uw fitlier i»»rtlea do—the ward as
\\'*\!™o?ni\£l ?\>w Knclanii s!°'!!l1 m™1 ,n the SWe' We !et th*
( onfinuce ot State Secretaries.   We   ?cM^^.i n»Su ifK   »^   n    ?i**l
iifin,. viitii tiitii Vn* i.'.K.iin.i I'nnt,,-.   •'A,u"" *'>"«'is, u tne> na\e nn>, they
^;rSeS "wn^srsxs s-^»«™»&£riz?\\r&
louniis HieaKU**.   we   are   koiiik  to .....h-u,!.. ,,.ti,„ ,,.„,*,._, „v, ..i.t»#i-_
I'll,!    l!i,"   K-itnt*   m«Hin.5ii   in   -li!    \W   11,>MV*1> '   ,0 t!1**  »0Pjtl Jor » »>   MOlaUOn
.1 .t,-i»t nut hume methous in ail .\ew  of  llw  Jut>B, by,l!4WH     A  mftnoer »s
(livt-ij a chance to retHlfy himself he-
ton* his expulsion Is considered.    Xo
luli; In brouttht to the State orttaulca-.
: convetuion
Unit of Oraanlzatlons and Party
i   Here is another phase oi our organization which is different from others.
'In-stead   of   county* orKanlsation.   we
have Congressional district organisation;  the unit of organisation is the
Congressional district,    We build tip
Prompt Delivery to Any Part
p M. K. DAVIDSON   rao™«'
| Turner Block, Wood St. s
FERNIE        -a. v, '*'.        B.C.
! believe that the Socliilists should at
! all Unit's lie able to take up tiucsiious
id' \lul intercfcit to tho working claMs,
1 and.   iharp.fore,   we  are  sjiecLilizlng
ji;.JI!i4'   MlCfct'   lillt*.
WUeiv .we  sie   that the  uianufac-
, ti.ri.ii .i.t* viu;.U;iiK Jabur Imve, \\*t see
;thit!  tliey ;irc tjiforctMl,   Wi  lutprcss
upon the   workers'that it Uu-  lift
„,,.,..  *,..-   —.-....- .....      ...,.-   n:iui*x mt' hume niettious in ml .vnv
ine-hour law lu ngard to women and  Bt:Kjal„, thnt wft UttVt, a(lo,np<i (n Con-
ihK.lm. is vJolaiHl. thoy sbouM como IHr!Ii«-.H,     Theso   methods   ara   not
to thf Stan? Offk-t* or comuMnh'ate
with It and rt'Ki*ter their conutlaiitt.
Wo hw*' a sjieplul coniiniM
takes care of these complaints both
f:T *ln» t?o<*la!lst partj1 iti-.xb.rs and
the ;» ior union m.-mlwre. I want you
:o no** tbe value of till* department.
ftorKi-,! uut to perfection In Connect!
.tie  K-Uiiti <" .*.'-'1*1* U Up,       .... .......
Stick lo Their Knitting
.Moreover, a *»iieaker kuows wht-ri li -
torn* > \t> Cannettltttt for the Sociaiint
la other mates in the I'nlon where ^'V*,'1" b« '• ?•»*** ("J°^,k,i[
labor laws an-  vlulaul the worker »",!-'!^n» and not for the I. tt. W.or
who reports I* piai.dln Hie paaltiou uu;   u:^,r  WW|1,,I,:   uoJ>-. w*' ""*
♦ ♦
Eye Examiners and Makert of Qualit; Glattea
13t Hiillnfi Street. West ftncwifer, B.C
Witt bt in M'tLF/i *?*«■? nmifi RTORI, FRRNIF, Satwnl*?.  Murrh 7th.
if t-n ■-.in»«*rititf In* ,-
- lit* job.   He personal
h!.<i com-p.'alnt to tie S'jte l-'ruiory In-
-d'trftor. nr ho uiu*' «/ts*t r \\H com*
p;itlni,   and   throimh  the   publicity
salne I t-ndanger h!» Jul*.   If workera
can go to t!i»> labor iiruaiilxatlons or
ia :J.e gat!a!S»: j».t;> uiriai.kitian th«-
romin'.t'ce  in chars-H t ik»"»  tip this
coinpl tint,  nml  thus i-liiiil«aies  that
dasm* r ta the itii'ivtdual.   Thus the
secrttary of the orgMUliatlon bus more j
*ttn". In th*» *-»f«fi-^iiif'tst of th-n law!
than   the   worker,    ,M. uy   employers
• jhavo  twn   \*t*\ *ntid trvui   worltlt;*
ki'ht»   wrtm-^n   atw    cbSlilrt-n   -nvt-nim-f
? \ 'Vn?Mgh il'trtt- «--<-»ianllt- <
2     w«» slitu hm* a dvpartm-ent for the
^; f-jii'opi i'nit*tit of t!»t» rompensatlon Ijiw
a ; %nm it h**:»m** a mi f«w.   We wiil i
v!;h*:s  .»-.!opt  '.te   ».»mf vt.'-thcil  a* in,
4 '•< rntstt) th" Uneiatist tarty has adopt*
■ <-l.   W«« will »*tsb!.i*li a |.«lit'r twre- '.
t.iriii!. tuk-f up th»» roinpl.tintf of tit-»
t'i it.rttilt» ami oo* tbat tlt«>)  gH Ih*',
<-mpenK.it!on tht«y   nre  erititlfd   to.
K*on tihou tho Vomptntmlion Art bt^
rt9*ot'ti *t t**tw t»  l« t* pi-r-nf Hir.-l. S**i tt*~
•tm- ^ortt-fr to i*t ht* -fomtMitaMkMr.
 ,- >. .-* '.. •'.*..'.■ i' *• -'.'•■■  ^ ..
tn".t**tt. awl \t 1* tbe ibuy of tin- So-
-«4*!!st party to orotwt 'ho -%-irlior
Wo tt.io uul *ymm i-uougii Umo on
that shiw* of our pr?"»l«nrt th*- pro-
t«■«tion   of   th*   wnrtor   w<«lt   r<-titfX
mt In the local proper, and the faction !
'In! wins dees *li*» wrjh while the other faction makes up Its tr.'nd to com*
Socialist Officials
Fo'! r-t-por's aie rc'clv-fil frcm the
, ,.    ,.«....«.. . rewly fleeted offi«'i.tl* throughout the
■ii.omlr cwurltv ';:;t   *;,cl,lK   t0   l',*>"   a   *»'c«»eir tii or h!r;4, 0f tj,f, H-nrjj n,fV «r^ notntr.   A
ul:v has to make _" " *•*> lu *K-*» ioa jwUiU-a. &*h-Wo m-nh previous to the State t'ommlt-
l*iM, and th»*n  have hint spend hi* tc«>   ntt'ctlnir   thpt*-   elected   officials
tin;* crtfanislng for the I. W. W. -ymd'ln d^tsllwl reports of tho various
Nor is our sjmaktr allowtnl to air important mwistiwa carried throotii
hi* presonal nrxtdnm against the by th*m. A copy of th-* aim* Is fil»d
wmmmmmm^mmmmmmmm^mmmmmmmm^mmmm^m^mmm; «'!th th« 8tat» offl<*» for ihe Ittforma-
! iIjii of futur.- officials, lu case n Com-
rod« la -flwtfd to th« Doanl of Aldor
men, ho has the benefit of tho lirfortnt-e
Hon fl'td with the State Office liy any
previous Sorlaliat officials. Thus, tht
Htat»- t>ff|ce In mad* the clearing
linu-c for Information for newly «4ect-
id Comrades. We must have onr c *n
j infcrmaiion. for we cannot depend on
it* IrVrmatton rw-fji-ed from the
body tbe Comrade is elected to. They
do not care for Soelallat welfare.
Wbti* the Sflectied otti.inU, tmu-i in
their reporta. Ihey are eritleiie-J. and
if ihttr has l>««« anithifit ■•tt undon»
Grand Union Hotel
Best of Accommodation
We cater to the workingman '$ trade
O. A. CLAlh ;-.• Proprietor
Bellevue Hotel
tost  Accommodation In tbe Paea.—
Up-to-Datt — Ivory   CenvenUnte^-
laeellent Culslns.
4. A. OALLAN, Prop. BILLlVUt, AIU.
Hows, 9 n. m to tt p. m., Monday, Harch 9tk, Hews, #a. sa. tattp.ni.
f:r*O'0Tt *»y Mnf't**rrort*
♦   Ami will -be ptoate4 toh»*t ptiton* tmxh dtiiM.i-.j- tjwnght cmU hu4 usumIt   f
Etefhweee, Spectacle* and Att^etei Ejn i. fitted at a reaaeaabfe tnm
StUtUtxm* foaraatetd abe«Ut«if tm all wm* -ie**-
tlie other fe'lo* rot It'ai An» h- tis«
:*« * resM?? of e»l»* ttt !h»» n'-h-r fe!-
fow. been tatttb! fo l«ak t«t t*v *>fh«»
f**llosr, and to \a* (nr iho o?h*-r fei.
Itw     We «B*t*t »e-#m (hit !'•• *-»»krr
ti« a rlnht *o owr ?wi^5 inj ■»■»'
»utt give U to bim*   btttlr.e ::•%. ir i:
i,i   *ti -■  *,i»;** rho ^i-*--'itU ■      *,    •*< *
-.«rn»eet *h* *ork*-r 'j*   i«* -*-t*. ma-''
cbinerr. Ita ffO'itlent wh'r.r'
te^st oeptftfr-fft
We b«f* wr ijotetil l^smitmon* m
t't%9if:oftlrmt, trd *• ll! '-«-..* t'r-'o-
r«4*« mn rowwlt *itk th- s ,r..<* At-
»<-Tnej'. TW* h»* •ar^t M,-* t'o*rrm-b-»
from  d!»hont«   lanjcm     Tli.-  r,,3.*
f *'"«■#   U'**l   ttnl*   A:,   <-ill; : K   :,i   ■-.*   „-%,*,.
MRS. A. SA1CH,  el
Canrunston Manor. Sask..
Writw:—"My brother saf-
I ttttA tevctclf from ecxetna.
j Tin aoret went xetj nxtntf
(sive, and burned liko coalt
| into hit flesh. Zam-Buk took
out all tbt fire, tnd qokkly
'■nvehimesse. Witfifn fhmn
| nnttVt of conwnencim with
|/-*m-t>u** treatment, tveiy
[ tort had been cured."
Tlsis is hut eae ef the maar
| tetters we are cwsttaailjr rectirin-f
lr«i«n ptorle who htve proftd the
I f.nm*, f*lt*, soees, hns, cuts
\tu*a *n ik** wmMm th**** it
-nn'.Wnf like (Ms wmAwtti kafce
N>» ttt* doease she-eld he wm.-
•idernf h»twrMn «Md jf ai *«*
has Veta tried.
R-xfnt* -Satatteti*.
I, or badly done, we life the
fhanre to rw-tify bis ml*tak«s.
'   We take up the report uf our State
j Lefls^ntlTe Committee.   We eetvd the
i tufoas W.'.o ior discussion to th* lo-
irsl     Afterward «ir l^et«teMe»» ftm-
h» ;*• a*K«in take* cmarge of tawtss.]
|   Wi   , .hV A',' \M.D.r.l.'.*j,'" .-J.!.'J MJ.'t\i SlM-'jir,
!in hot .thst tbe pMttlctan* h-nvt* to be*
j «frs id of ««,    Throtth  tnfbmiation |
j*?i'!r"."sl nt tin: . \n&. ** tan pa'mi tml t
to the worttera th* bad point* In the
f-fce  »•»»■».,   9-rl   »t-.   II.i».
«'!»*> se tni-'o fr«m the start taken
•ht .pat'tlrn slst tbe So^'shst imrnn*
Union 1« seisr-v* and dletlnet from
tbe trade union or economic organl-
w Hon. and »e u**p nmrnnitm aepor-
ste. iMMr#rth*lea« we itjelet that *****
Comrade shall )otn tbe nnk« of bis
rrtttt, Wo h*vo not r*n*ho*t th* vol**
ujj.r*- »- tut, lonS'iMrl tbem to he
ttnlofi w*«»»*t«, hmt no tm* ahooM
in >, *'***■■ p.**,*(,»ir.« movement tso h«*
n« utikKi i-.rt I how **•«,* »<a* we
%%y ' o '■'"*!'- • -* m-!b;»*I th#m to }i?n!
tli* ■mi'Ar-.n- i »**. 4,1:111.1 i* vert d*-*> j
ibi* !t» ih« -:-.»rt\ We hare hv this '
rr "*'tvr 1 f    ■•■tre! 'iv-- - :":zsr:A*' firfan*-
' it"i. 1,   ,t. ■■.!*■-i  s>(»   (>*n*   »»**BI
Established April 1899
Baths and ShtMjS^im-
Our Coffee is Good—^
-^t^*^tmmmf*M9W0k* "
.^*^9t9* 9MtmM»»9M*mmmii<-.
vg^titiii-mO-o-m-t THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C, FEBRUARY 21, 1914.
Local Onion Directory, Dist. 18,U.M. W.A
'  * .     4   ' ' .,:' " .
No. 2314
Meet first and third Fridays,
Miners' Hall, Fernie; second and
fourth Fridays, Club Hall, Coal
Creek.   Sick Benefit attached.
T. Uphill, Sec.
Fernie, B. C.
No. 2497
Meet every Tuesday evening in
the Athletic Hall  at 7.30.    Sick
Benefit Society in connection.
W. Balderstone, Sec.
Box 63, Hosmer, B. C.
No. 2334
M-^et   every  Sunday  afternoon
at   2   o'clock   in   Crahan's   Hall.
Sick Benefit Society attached.
H. Elmer. Sec.
.   PARK LOCAL      .
No. 1387
Meut every Suucta:-*.   S'.nk a? 1
Acc!dc;u  Hfse'.c Society attac'..
Michael Warren, Sec.
Canmore, Alta.
No. 1058
Meet second und fourth Sunday
in month.   Sick and Benefit .Socl-
uty uttac-licd.
J. Got ton. Sec.
No. 2227
Meet every alternate Sunday at
2.30   p.m.   in   the   Opera   House,
J. Mitchell, Si-c.
Box 105, Coleman.
No. 29
Meet every Tuesday evening at
7 o'clock in the Bankhead Hall.
Stck and Accident Benefit Fund
Frank Wheatley, Fin. Sec.
Bankhead, Alta.
No. 1189
Meet every Sunday afternoon
In Miners' Hall. 2.30.
Frank Barrlngham, Sec.
Box 112. Coalhurst P. O.
No. 481
Meet every Sunday at 3 o'clock
John Loughran. Sec.
No. 2683
Meet every alternate Sunday at
2.S0   p.m.   in   the   Opera   House,
Coleman.        ;        j
3. Johnstone, Sec.
No. 2352
Mjaet every second and fourth
Sunaay of each month at 2 p.m.
in Slovak Hall.   Sick Benefit Society attached.
Thos. G. Harries, Sec".
Passburg. Alta.
No. 949
Meet every second and fourth
Sunday of each mont,h at 10 a.m.
in School House. Burmis. No Sick
Society.   ■"..',
Thos. G. Harries, Sec.
Passburg. Alta.
No. 2829
Meet ocif 'A.:*1- end third Sunday of each montr. *' »« a.m   •>
Union Hull, Maple Loaf. No Sick
Thos. G. llairU-*, Sec.
PassUuig. Alta.
No. 431
Meet every Wednesday evening
at 7.30 In Miners' Hall, 12th Avenue North.
L. Moore, Sec.-Treas.
No. 431*
Meet every Sunday at 2.30 p.m.
In  the Socialist Hall.
James Burke, Sec.
Box 30, Bellevue, Alta.
LOCAL No. 3026
Max  Hutter,  Secretary.
Georgetown, Canmore, Alta
No. 2877
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Story of Lopatin, Russian
Revolutionist. •
By W. B. Northrop . *
Intimate persona] history of the man
who organized the principal revolutionary forces, told by himself for the
first time.
Friend of Bladstone;. Marx, Bngels,
Lafargue, Zola, Tourgueneff, Flaubert,
Condemned to death; arrested twen-
j-by-six itimes; imprisonedn seventee
times; served eighteen years and six
months in Russia's -worst prison, the
i infamous "Schluesselburg."
j Adored by the ipeo-ple, he is no\Y
[condemned to spend the rest of his
flafe in Siberia.
Tragic   family   history;    separated
from wife and son, the latter now a
revolutionary barrister.
Thrilling escapes from death.
One of the most remarkable men of i
the 'Century. I
ly, and my interest in sociology became, quite passionate.
I returned to St. Petersburg in 1S67
and resumed my work in the education of the peasantry with'an- incredible energy. Felix Volkhovsky, the
president of our association, lived at
i.Moscow and we were always writing
to each other. Suddenly')a curious
gentleman called upon nie and asked
for a letter for M. Volkhovsky. The
gentleman was rather unpleasant to
me, and I began to smell a rat. Shorthand was just introduced into Russia
at that epoch, and wishing to laugh
at the police I wrote some quite innocent things in shorthand to Mr.
Volkhovsky and gave tlie letter to my
i gentleman.    This was simply an epi-
history taken from a
by    children   in    tbe
! (Note—The Russian papers lately
;iuve been complaining that no details
! are known of the career of Lopatin.'
i The life story of the great revolution-
•M- as here told therefore briflgs to
light for the first time the great dan-
, gers run by the man wbo bore the
;*brunt, of the initial  fighting that is
ending In the freedom of Russia.)
:    1 was born in 1S-15 at Nlshni Novgorod from an old noble Russian family.     In   1850   my   parents   went, to
S:avropol and from there to Bkateri-
nodar in the Caucasus.   I entered into
the gymnasium at Ekaterinorlar and
■obtained   my  certificate   lu   1862,    I
proceeded immediately to St. Pe-ters-
ourg and entered there into tbe university, -wishing to study natural philosophy. ;
■    It was just the time after the first
disturbances among the students. The
■university had been closed temporarily and the reactionary movement was
, felt in the general atmosphere of Russia, despite the liberation of the serfs
in 1861 nnd the preparations for the
i re-form of justice.    I   devoted myself
to the study of natural philosophy. -■■' I
..finished my stury in 1866 as first candidate of the university and the Council of .Professors proposed me to continue my  education  at  the  govern-
i ment's cost in order to become processor in the course of two or Jhree
years at St. Petersburg!!. I was pleas-
, ed with the offer, but asked the coun-
I ell to grant me some time to think
over the matter.   I had many friends
among the revolutionists at that time,
but as I did not know much of their
' -designs and of sociology, -being ..entire-
j ly absorbed  with  my   work  in  the
ftzxaftssKim™^ \ realm at natural philosophy, I Used
 I to laugh at revolutionary 'theories. My
:friends wanted me.to take -active part
in their-plans, but I declined-to work
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1    In   1866,  April   16,  Kafakosott,   a
| friend of mine, fired ^at the Emperor
| Alexander II in the Summer Garden
, I at St Petersburg.  I was away at that
time In the Caucasus, but my friends
at St. Petersburg used to write me
letters, which I never failed to an-
rwer.   After Karakosoffs arrest, the
police at St.  Peters-burg discovered
a huge conspiracy, and as many of
my   friends  were  seized  and   their
houses searched, several letters signed
by myself were captured.
Karakosotf, when arrested, refused
to say anything. General Muravleff.
the stKcailed "hangman of Poland,"
addressed hlro in hie usual brutal
way: "Who art thou?" Karakoeoff
waa very -calm an<J repeated tho quae-
tion: "And who art thou?" General
Muravleff, being Irritated ordered
the gendarmes not to allow K.ara*kos-
off to sleep for a moment. This meant
that whenever the poor fellow closed
bis eyes the gendarmes raised Mm,
shook his body, ete. The result was
that Karakoeoff became nearly mad
and extremely nervous. Yet he dM
not reveal much to Uie police.
N'everthelesfl, I wae arretted and
aent to th* Potw and Toul fortress at
Bt. Petersburg, After a while, my Innocence being quite clear. T waa released. Thia was my first acquaint*
anc*. with the gaol.
While a student. I often lectured on
■physics In the to-called "supplement'
ary eehool for girls" at St, Petersburg. Thia eehool had been founded
by my friends. Khudokoff and hia
comrades. In order to prepare Rueelan
women tor the coming struggle. I
did not know anything of the nihilistic -purposes of the founders of tlie
school, and my tatk was only to teach
physics. After the attempt tm the
itbmre lite, committed by Karakoeoff,
the police began to suspect everybody.
j Our eehool waa cloned, and I wae arrested again, being accused of nihil*
ietle tendendee displayed In the lectures to the girts. The inquiry tally
established my Innocence and t was
Tbe arrests produced a deep lot*
pree-akm on me and I began to wonder
•t the motives of tbe government.
I began to study sociology witb an
estunonllMry ardor. After eeverai
mooch* of continuous work. I tboegbt
tt would be well to get acquainted
witb the views ef our common petple
on political questions, t went to tbe
country aad conversed freely with
tbe peasants, especially on representative tseewbllee. Tbey listened to
me and were evidently much Inters*-
ed, 1 went further. 1 spoke to tbem
about America, where people lived
without a Cs*r and yet lived boner
than the Rttsefant, The peasants were
sode of Roman
treatise   used
schools.    '•.;
The gentleman brought my letter
to the police, and the latter seeing the
unintelligible'-characters, decided to
arrest me at once. 1 was imprisoned
but I explained my joke at the trial
and the authorities were greatly confused. .Lopatin's name Is a good name
■In.the history of the Russian nobility,
so that the news about my arrest
and the alarming letter written in
some "unknown cipher" spread in the
fashionable circles of the capital. The
Czar himself wanted me to write a
true statement of my adventures. I
wrote'it, -using my utmost energy to
make a humorous' account of the
Russian police organizations. The
Gzar Alexander II was displeased with,
my account, and, wishing to punish
me, decided to send me to Stavropol
as an official at the disposal of r.h?
te-ca'-l,, Governor. This was held a
cesvore punishment- at that'time lor a
nobleman, as Stavropol was far away
from the capital.
The governor of Stavropol was a
very n}ce man. ahd began to like
very much his assistant Lopatin, who
was only 22 years old,at that time. I
opened a public library at Stavropol,
tilling it, with bocks on natural philosophy, sociology, etc., and -distributed pamphlets among the peasantry
and the pupils of the local seminary.
I was entrusted by the governor to
introduce-the zemstvo -institut-ions in
the district.. I enjoyed his full confidence. He agreed with me, even
when I proposed to allow the -peasants to discuss certain ajrarian questions without the interference of the
officials. This project created a great
sensation at the time, but I presided
at some of the peasants' meetings
and all .was quiet
The dullness of Stavropol soon began to. annoy me. I longed to see
"th-g-fOTei-gu wuiiU, e*ipei;i*shj"^airenc*Er."
I read much of Tocqueville and Bryce,
and the wish1 to see the wonderful
country of liberty and prosperity became quite irresistible But I coultl
not leave Stavropol, where I was expelled by the Czar's order I decided
to flee and communicated the project
to my friends at -Moscow and St. Petersburg. Knowing well the activity of
the police! I asked my friend? to burn
my letters. "Unfortunately my advice
was not followed, and when my two
friends, Nechaeff and Bakounlne, were
arrested my letters were found in
*helr houses. The Chief of Gendarmes
telegraphed to the Stavropol Governor
to arrest me.
This was in 1869. My bouse was
searched amid great confusion on the
part of the local authorities, who were
obliged to act against the Governor's
assistant. Nothing particular was
found, except the Innocent American
journal Agitator, published by the
partisans of Fenienlsm. The police,
however, were Impressed by the word
"agitator." I was Imprisoned, but as
I enjoyed the friendship of the Governor, I was allowed to leave tbe prison on my word of honor whenever t
wsbted to do so. During one of my
visits to the town I agreed with one of
the liberal officials, wbo adored my
Ideals, to conceal myself In his house.
should I escape from the prison. I
communicated tbe project of flight to
the Governor. Tbe letter loved me so
much that he offered me 400 rubles. !
refused to take the money. In a week
I decided to carry out my plan. It wae
a dark nltrht. I went Into the yard of
the prison, sprang over the badge and
began to run. The sentry fired but
missed me. f was young and phe-
nometially strong. I sprang over
hedge* and ditches, running wildly,
until I reached my official's house. I
wee eont'ealed there for a week, when
the official handed me a passport of
an olUc«-r. Skirmunt, a Vnht, and a
military uniform. Disguised ae an
officer. I arrived at Roetoff on the
Don, from where I reached St. Petersburg safely.
I wanted to obtain a passport for
ibroad at St. Petersburg, but tbls was
extremely difficult. My friends ad*
vised me to call upon Oeneral Trepoff,
the Prefect of it Petersburg and
father of tbe present General Trepoff,
wbo could supply me with the -passport, but Trepoff knew me well, since
a curious Incident bad occurred with
me. There wss a row In tbe street,
when I wes a student The po-ttea ted
behaved rather brutally and I Inter
fered. Tbe police officer {Ntshed ine
awsy saving I wu drunk. Deiog of*
fended. I fet-cad the police officer to
com* with mt, aad we went to th*
Prefect's bouse. 1 rang the bell an,|
when tb* General came, half asleep,
1 imkeil him, Tell me, sm 1 drunk or
sober?" Tbe General ofden-d mv ar-
rcet, but the Ciar Wmaeif was so
iike such proced-ure and openly refused to join Xechaeff. Personally, I
aeiie'ved Alexander II to be the, most
human of all Romanoffs, and I disapproved all projects of bis assassination.
Living in Paris, I began to translate -.Mane into Russian, Marx has ex-
erristd a strong influence on my mind,
and when I made his acquaintance I
loved him as if he was my father. He,
too, loved me ardently and used to
call me "my dear son Hermann."
.Marx introduced me into the international Socialists' organization in
London and into the "Cercle d'Bt'udes
Sociales" in, Paris. There, too, I became closely acquainted with Flaubert, Zola,. Lafargue, Turgueneff, etc.
The latter always asked me to write
something, but I declined it. I was
unable to write anything without
widening the subject an(| thus making
the story too voluminous.  !
i often came to London, and once
I was at. the head of tlie deputation.
c-alMng upon air, Gladstone that asked
to save France from the German invasion. *,    '
ln 1870 I left London for Siberia.
This was the beginning of my adventures, which have henceforward defined my career. I had 1,120 rubles, a
big sum at that time, when living was
so cheap, and my object was to help
M. Chernyshevskjvthe great Russian
writer, to escape, from hard labor exila
in Siberia. 1 went straight to Irkutsk,
having a passport as candidate of the
University of Paris, wishing to prep.ire
an ethnographic work in Siberia.
S-iberia -presented a curious spectacle ;,at that time. There were no
railways, very few people in tne
towns, and one could .travel hundred*
of miles without seeing any trace of
human beings.
Having  arrived   at   Irkutsk,   I   -un-
deavored to ascertain the residence ot*
Chernyshevsky.   I knew he was ssnt
to the galleys, but there were mauy
government   works,   and   I   did   not.
know where the writer was employ-3*1.
.Naturally  I  had to observe -extreme
caution.    I called upon several members of the local geographical society
asking them to help me ih my ethnographic work.   They acquiesced with
pleasure and gave menn recommendations to the authorities in all the Siberian towns.    1  secured  good  reii-
tions at the same time with some ofj
the former convicts, •who, after having!
been  released from the  galleys, de-j
vote themselves to trade.   One of the
convicts"agreed' to take me as his as-;
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and sell his goods to the merchants,
and I was to go with him.   My object
was to make inquiries about  Cher-
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Other guests noticed we both were
very serious and began to whisper to
one another the most absurd suppositions. This did not escape the attention of the Chief of Police.
On the next day the gendarmes
knocked at my door and with endless excuses asked me to allow them
to search my room, i could not prevent them, but having suddenly recalled to my memory a letter, in my
desk, I opened the drawer and swallowed the letter. The gendarmes
wanted to get the letter at any price,
but after two minutes' fighting I succeeded in swallowing the document,
injuring t,he fellows rather severely,
as,I. was strong physically.
I was arrested at once, and; the
Governor of Irkutsk telegraphed to
St. Petersburg a detailed account of
the event, giving* a full statement, of
my features and figure. The Chief of
Gendarmes replied: "Congratulations.
The* prisoner most. ■probaW'y is Lopatin."
I knew the best thing would'be for
me to tell the truth, and I confessed us-
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The trial was'postponed until the arrival of instructions from St. Petersburg. iMeanwhik', I was imprisoned.
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we will give bark your mon«>y,
f»(»T-.»1   «Wf*   Cl'*   %*rr*t*.1ttr,   tt    i*f.9ti.
posed prlnrtpattv of pure Oftve Oil and
the Hypophospbit**. K«<b has lone
been endorsed >•> surceaeful pbysl-
elans. Here th*» si* for tbe first time
combined. The r*»ui? Is a remarkable
nerve, blood s»<l. ttmnatb-butldina
remedy that Is both food and medicine
Vat all who are nn-rvnti* m««f«wit sn<f
i debilitated       no   uwutr   »bat   tbe
C. E. LYONS       |
Insurance. Real Estate
■   r ,
and Loans
Money to Loan on first class Busi-
Residential property
iieun and
Imtv    Tbl« men lmpro90oit m* tot"?
futetiag mi Ua Wmm*, |» • tae «f Utiwt (»r
ft*   nM M tii Ifa* mmm, ar witMe tn anv
*tmin$*mmtt*m*H**i l*titm.   tw» movtv !»•'«
■Ot., m. fwttmritMm, tmuno _
An Ad. in tk. Ledger will PSy
f«**«IU|». V ixhm.iir
il t
two lor ». »i <n*'« mmsm. w hr «»jl tm r••«-i'f
Mjg***  t'*"tmi*a';il.lt.*r+Gn..ttt.0*,ttoirHO9.
Fee min at
;*.,;    -.y.:.   - :   afd'Srs,   left
Wt; ttrntt'A hi St. ftwrtbttru ntttoly.
T»n» 'irvre mor* rwnly sml we left
Ra»***-4 1«>r fHrt#
th* rwvobitlonltta were very -icttre
in l-%r» »n ll«». Tbey alf w*nt#d
mo *>■■ *■•*'.* -hotm hnt, to tell tl* twh.
I ,|ts!)fcvd them. The revolutiomMir
^.9**o' •*.*■< *rM*tl » <t»»iw ♦»• ttnee,
.nmimd all Us partisans to sign their
e-rnutHK'*n«e to the proleet of nwir-
deri&c th* Csar. They also were urged
hy bim to counterfeit paper rehiet
for reveliKlonary -purposee.   1 #d not
yiU.012. , CttiU.   Cul'   M-it. r
*♦»«•»• tee-!
»...,* *>\
uo*thlAg that ■*••■ Kif ifttl'A. nil
«tr#n*th as nalfkH :** R^umtl OHee Oil
Km«lski«i It I* n .■■■»l lm • '• r ctt «»i:»:5
blood, fttroua Biui- .'* --■•■'I i!iK<«t'«>n
Pleasant to tshr ;• 'f-tf-rnn r.n sifo*
IMl W il*h'i1-foJ:.'f*■ *■ i" '.'"•(• "' i"**
don't fe»l w#ll otJ'r tftto w?> RHtn^v
and titrrmph by *r**"""•;"-d;; TM.ty to
t*»e Rexall Ollee m Kmulslon. Sold
only at the Retail xum-** «»n4 tn this
town only hy ••. it.«» V K Hodda-
hy, Draggftt, Vletona Atenae. Fernie,
V**-)   %t**
It the time for those heat producing breakfast
Quaker Oats
Robin Hood Oats
Oatmeal fine or coarse*
Corn Flake
Puffed Rice
Cream of Wheat
Shredded wheat
Grape nuts
Etc Etc.
A. I, BLAIS - Grocer
Prank, Alta.       Jom      Bellevue, Alta. fliiyumMie t^i
m mi' w"
X-^f- i '''*._■ y' -A   ^. Ji'. - v*'*t" *  -
<&0*Disfrut £tb#zx
Published every Saturday morning at its office,
Pellatt Avenue, Fernie, B. C. Subscription $1.00
per year in advance. An excellent advertising
medium. Largest circulation in the District. Advertising rates on application. Up-to-date facilities
for the execution of all kinds of book, job and
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
Some (ve presume not disinterested) person lias
Ix'iyi kind enough to send us ;i marked copy of
"House of Commons. Debates" (Ottawa) for Vah.
(i. and calls our attention lo W. A. Buchanan's
i.Medicine Hat) attack upon the Minister of Labor
with reference to the Vancouver strike and Commissioner Price's report. The speaker quoted from
.Mr. R Farrington's criticism of the Commissioner's
report (which-appeared inthe Ledger) and accused
the present administration of lack of sincerity in
• their efforts to settle the strike ou the Coast. After
commenting' upon Mr. Price's qualifications and
likening the hitter's knowledge of * mining conditions in the West to his (Buchanan's) knowledge of
fruit growing in Eastern Canada, the following interesting statement is made:
'T. want to say, that the Alberta strike of 191.1
. . . was not settled by any member of the government. The strike was settled before the minister
of the government got to the city of Lethbridge.
The terms were agreed upon and the miners said:
'If the Minister of the Interior will, get anything
more for us, let him come along.' The minister went
i here, but he did not get anything more for them
than had been agreed upon with the operators before his arrival."
Mr. Rogers claimed that this was absolutely incorrect.
Mr. Buchanan:   I have the authority of an official of the .miners' union, a gentleman who was a
member of the conference ou that occasion, that
-i hisHs^rue"an«^hTfr—an^gr^^
reached. . . .
History!   And ancient at that.
There was only one thing that settled the strike,
and that was the inability of the mino workers at
that time to secure more. .Some people may consider this very undiplomatic, but it is nevertheless
true. Wo are not indebted to either of the old parlies for anything that has been won—we are indebted to them for what has been lost. The squabble in the federal house does not interest the worker, but it does interest the politician, and no doubt
the politician -who sont us the report of this attack
(f) upon the Minister of Labor did*so with the object of showing Ji»>w h.* was championing the cause
of labor. The trouble is that the hook has been in
Ihe waiter so long that the bait has practically vanished, and every attempt on the part of the old parties to show their interest for the worker only tends
lo remove what vestitfe of bait that may remain.
Buchanan did not get away with all the honors,
however, for it was up to M«' !"• Steven* (Vancouver) to defend the action of tlie government, nnd
lie promptly did this by showing how seriously tho
Liberal administration had treated the Grand Trunk
employees' ease. Wc recognize thnt this is the favorite method of argument with politicians, It ts
not the idea to find any dilution, (tut rather to
claim that they are no worse than the other fellow
-and, of course, they ar<- not, Thc following by
Stevens is an illustration of how tbey "pans the
cheese" across the floor in their efforts to solve
t hese questions:
". . , There has been an absolute failure on the
part of Iho hon. gentlemen -who have attacked the
minister *o bitterly to poiot out where the ucnkucsH
lay in this matter of failing to secure » settlement,
or to point out I'ciiufdic* that might In- introduced
to overcome this difficulty. I shall reply to one or
two of the statements made. The hon. member for
Cape Breton (Mr. Carroll) asked: Had there been
a Single case where the present Minister of Labor
effected a settlement in a labor dispute of this kind?
1 would call attention to the dispute which occurred
prior to this government taking office between the
Grand Trunk and its employees which dragged
along, after au award was made, for two years or
thereabouts. As a matter of fact, the then Minister
of Railways and the then Minister of Labor (Mr.
King) had frequent conferences with the Grand
Trunk and utterly failed to get a settlement of that
dispute. The present Minister of Labor did secure
.a settlement nfter he came into office."
All of which merely bears out what we have frequently stated—that there is very little difference.
If .one party did settle a dispute we shall have to
look deeper than the surface. But just a moment;
was not Stevens accusing Carroll of failing to find
a remedy ? Does Stevens, who is a member of the
government, suggest a remedy? Certainly not; he
is content with showing that his party is not so bad
after all, or that they are no worse than the other.
And this is what the worker is asked to elect to
liis legislative chambers, not men to remedy the
present evils but individuals with sufficient smoothness to whitewash and debate—POLITICIANS!
No doubt Buchanan made a most able speech and
his ease for the mine workers was well put, but
what did he accomplish? What did he suggest?
Nothing! Even granted that hisr eloquence had
moved the government to appoint another commissioner and that commissioner had reported favorably for the mine workers, would he have accomplished anything for the workers of Nanaimo? Keep
guessing. Mr. Reader, if you don't know. But you
do; you have had your strike and you know just
what you can get—possibly a little temporary relief, but nothing real; nothing permanent. Itis
just a question of how long you will bite; how long
it will take you to learn the lesson that you, and
you alone, can remedy these things. And if you
will remedy them you must be prepared to take
your stand and fight side by side, irrespective of
creed, politics and nationality. If you do not accept this today, it will be forced upon you tomorrow ; you cannot stem the tide of consciousness that
is arising all over the civilized world, and the. efforts of Canute to turn back the tide are as effective as the whimperings and threats of the reactionist. In a consciousness of your position in sqciety
and an intelligent understanding of economics lies
your hope of salvation from the strangle hold of
modern capitalism.
Eleventh Annual I
Convention Dist. IS
(-Qoatinu-ed from page one)
th-atie towards 'the miners on strike
-Ln Vancouver .Island. The heading in
question read "Miners turn down sym**
.pattetiic strike 'Suggestion." Attention yrya also d'Pawn to -the fact that
the true reason of Board Member
Burke's refusal -to aot on the cominit-
■tee on officers' rapoirts had not been
The reporter promised to give full
publicity of a correction and to see
that -better judgment -was used dn future by the compositor in the selection of the headlines.
A suggestion that the report of the
constitution committee be defeased
until after the report of the commiilttee
on officers' reports had been received
met with general favor. -After some
general discussion, It was felt 'that the
committees should be given an opportunity to get forward with their work,
and that It would expedite the work of
the convention if a short adjournment
were Indulged In for this purpose. This
led to a unotlon by Delegate Balder
stone (Hosmer):
That the standing order be suspended, and that we adjourn until 1.30 p.
m. in order that the various committees may be able to complete their
Convention adjourned in accordance
with the motion to reconvene at 1.30
Afternoon Session
Fraternal Delegate W. A-Uford took
the chair during the report of the com-
mitt-ee. ■       : ■    ■
Report of District  President
Re disputes.—In connection with the
disputes mentioned In the President's
report, your committee recommend
that where the company fails to live
up to the agreement (as in the nonpayment of wages to the coke loaders
in Coleman) that, after requesting the
oomipany 16 come to time and this
fails, the Locals -concerned 'be urged
to take act-ion themselves Instead of
referring such'cases to the Distsrict.
Moved and seconded that the recommendation of the -committee be adopted.
The matter was debated at considerable length, most of the delegates
and the District and International officers taking part. The questions in
connection with the disputes respecting the coke loaders at Coleman and
the yardage at Michel and Coal Creek
were freely discussed,, and the question also of granting autonomy to the
Local Unions In connection with local
strikes was discussed pro and con.
Secretary Carter Introduced the following as an amendment to the recom-
iinandation o-f the committee:
"We recommend that When the company falls to live up to the agreement
(as in the nonpayment of wages-to
coke loaders at Coleman) that, afteT
the Locals baa-© requested the company .ito adjust same, and such adjust
At hist Thursday's meeting of the City Council,
the question of a certain citizen's liabilities to the
eity. in connection with the keeping of children,
arose, ami the City Clerk, who seemed most anxious
that the city should immediately proceed to take
action, had the insolence to inform the Council that
he did not consider this individual "a responsible
citizen." The City Clerk has as much right to an
opinion as any othor individual, but we question
tho value of his opinion as to what constitutes responsibility,' We do .not pretend to defend this citizen if he is indebted to the Council, but nevertheless
then' are circumstances in connection with the
ease that will permit of the Council exercising a
little patience, and as the individual iu question was
recently fined somo #60 for trying to earn a living,
we are of the same opinion as Councillor Uphill,
who objected to any additional burden being placed
upou the man.
To tell the truth, there are one or two'Councillors
whose responsibility can be seriously questioned,
nnd one in particular whose actions hnvo mnde him
liable to prosecution. We should uot be surprised
ii the Attorney General did not have his attention
called to this particular individual.
We also noticed thnt Councillor Robiehaud wns
rather anxious that the citizen in question be pro-
ciHtlod against and the interest* of the eity safeguarded. We would suggest that this gentleman
look to bis own behaviour in the future and keep
his promise made nt the Council meeting "to be
good." He can spare » little Christian charity for
another less fortunate individual who. for tryiu-r
to earn « living, wim fined #60 and not $\C> for committing a hreneh of the pence, ptc (Jet wise. Councillor.
number of men  would be small in
comparison with the outlay.
■Suhst-Iitube motion by Delegate Rees
carried, ■*•
Re compensation and liability -cases.
—We, your committee, ineooanmiend
that the Distract Board cause to ibe
printed (in various languages) suitable notices regarding method to -be
followed by -members in oonipensaa
tion and liability cases, and that the
same 'be forwarded to each Local Union to be posted iin a conspicuous place.
iMoved and seconded to adopt the
'reoom-miendation of the committee.
Moved by Delegate Wheatley, and
duly seconded, that the recommendation of the committee he amended by
adding thento:
That the notice also Include instructions with regaTd to notifying the company at once in case of injury.—Carried.
Recommendation of committee as
amended carried.
Re District Ledger.—Your commlt-
tee recommend that the policy of the
District Ledger as exemplified at present be fully maintained and also thnt
a more progressive policy be pursued
■to extend the circulation and sphere
of Usefulness of the organ, so that it
may 'become more than ever a medium
of education to the wage workers of
this country as to their true position
in society.
Moved and seconded to adopt the
recommendation of the committee.—
Re financial position-of District 18
as affected by Gladstone Local.—We,
your committee recommend that this
matter be left an open question for
the convention.
Gloved and seconded to adopt the
recommendation of the committee.—
■Carried. -
The whole situation in connection
iwith the Glad-stone Local Union indebtedness to the District, was explained by President Smith, showing
that the Local was at this tiim-e in
debt to tbe District to the extent af
some twenty thousand dollar®, which
bad .been brought about through the
burden that had been placed upon the
membership of that Local through the
'building of the Miners' Hall In Femte.
The twiners of Fernie had been assessed ome dollar a month tor the past
three years with a view to paying off
the liabilities on the hall, and at this
time the District held the only mortgage against It. So far it had not .paid,
running expenses, much less a return
on the outlay of some seventy thousand dollars, hut they had tlie assurance of Delegate Martin that conditions were now better and some return could be looked for In the future.
The matter wras still under discussion when the convention adjourned
at 5 p.m. to reconvene tomorrow
(Thursday) at 9 a.m.
Owing to very meagre details com-
Further alterations in the curtain
and projection are promised by the
manager, E. D. Green (late of Hosmer) in this theatre shortly, Mr.
Green has had considerable experience with moving pictures and promises to do everything possible to popularize the miners' theatre for both
movies and road shows. Some first
rate companies have been -booked for
the near future, while the Tom .Marks
Company is paying a return visit on
Monday and Tuesday next.
iCattle are coming from Argentine
cheaper than they are carried from
Denver to St. Louis. Corn and meat
are being shipped from Brazil cheaper
than -they are sent from Kansas to
New York. The railroads should of
course he permitted to raise their
(Manager-Miller .reports good r,fea-
tures aad great crowds tor the past
week. The tango films on Thursdiay
eyeniing drew great crowds and ail
were thoroughly satisfied with the pictures, and the opinion was that the
stunts witnessed and the tuition gained was well worth the price of admission. For Saturday and next week the
management .*ibaive? for features "The
Thunvb -Print,^ two reels. This film
is -ntfe -with exciting incidents and
stirring accldeijits, and several scenes
and methods of hydraulic mining >
Introduced. Monday, "Hfe Hour of
Triumph," two reels; Wednesday,
"The Restless Spirit," three reela
Many 'of the delegates took the pout-' lm*. He stole property to tb* value
Hon that tf n smnll inMimiNt would J of i>4 wtixn, not the theft was committed asalnut a mlichty railroad corporation.
I"     disintegrate the AmerU-an-Federation
„        .         -*..*• 0{ |jtbor   l^tfn ,h# afftitat<ti'1 bodies
Tlww haa hmn mnaMentW* <om- ■ wo watting titm and money In k«»p-
Jiit.-Mt in the labor i>r<«*s concerning tha. |)t« sju« an ©r«M!l*»Uoi! that became
i.i. rtaw»«i(m» di* u*iiuti that tot* place m tnralid throuiili au ***i<.Mi-u**nt to
Un tht* Ute cawrentlon of th* United a|«t wm lit Uu tlnln tot ntz in Mlchl-
fMiii* Workers hnld at Indianapolis. It ttMn iun -»<hll<» i;< miwr* was a'twiil-
ia uBiortuumtf. tint pewoniUiU-mt wmt* j m* the convontlon, thinc-an McDonald
*timtm muir tntoth** «J-»Ubwration» of a h»<J mm* oUt wor** to not tit* *ith
txxnvcntJon, Imi» m#n «iw but hntmn Uiompi r*. McltonuM «*-*nml to ro-
«m>Ui««, an<1 HowattoMs im* control of > tmm x-r mm* mt« and «i-»*t«->m«-ii*« that
lkl>iWMivv» aud indulK-u in churic-u* and . ***ai»-,1 to t****-u u .- ;ir!t|»oru*»!t» *,t iu-
TtSqnt-sr-ctMinea tb»t rwmlt lo but lit-j mm, and tMrMon-aJd. Mianing with In-
tl* naotl to tho wtwrnl !tilvitncnm«nt ,!!mi;»Moii, i!«.|h.-r.-d »n ad .Jr.-** hutnri*
iA xh* worWn« elm*. I'retldwit Moy»r «,«. dHetaU-ii that tor taremm  hat  ^KmnmiT'nm''tTtmnv
.,..,,   , tt     ,,.,.  ■   ,r *'*9 .t*t'*9nt* * %,n*'*9n       .   i    -i , .    . .i .    i .,        l*N>HHnl»    *»F    .il'JsTM T,
ii|Kjn   uin   tontti
th# rrmvMrtkMi ot tta#»   linltwa   Mhx*  ht**orv of th*- l'»»l»H M»i\# Woflr*>r»
-Moraer* »m*w»*s »-. i*^*." •»" *.»«-* ■»>-•-*» , u m h> im- i-Kniv.-i-ai voat imn -ttincu*-
liott H«t vtotH*iit*4 llw-Jf In 'An* m^wr f -,;,,,),* u*m .ihn..-, rn, i :<, .» to i«; u*Jio:*i
Amrirt ot M!chl«««. and d^McirwJ lh»  thit grlM-aaoii at » i*>nutti*l «t«r»«
iniurttvKy ol i«w» ort»ri»l» of Xh*- Attmrn-  lmT cm im, »dja*t#d tn th* txKttru
Rsllwny com^nn'.wi. aa n «»n«»ral
rul-f-, ttto jnr.iat to grntkin-Hn wtio
w«.ar thn »*rmln« of th* Justiciary.
Manv cf our Judge* who itttnto Injttn-t"-
:;iiii» -^KJiiatt inhat, at ihf rtsiu-Mi o(
f-orririr**.lom. nr* th* b-ffn-pflelart*1* of
tr.H '.t:itu|i.>r-.t'lou, and In whikj In-
*uucta, railroad comp»nl««a have b««n
ro magnanimous In th#lr g<*n»»roftlty
tcwir! uur Jnilm * that np-B-vlal cars
hnv* lw<»n T»rovt<tPd fo minister to th<>
fsjwifort and mm of onr upright tit*
In   f»-ft
i.iJ.Hf*   utmn   ttio   toix.i   >ta»e   twn
District 'President not to take the
matter up with th-e commdsaloner until
be has referred the same to the- International Predd-ent."
The amendment proposed by Secretary Cc-rter failed to find the -support
of a seconder; and it waa then moved
by Delegate Rees, and duly seconded
by Delegate Hyalop: .■;■'"»'.
'That*'the matter be referred back
to the committee with a request that
they bring in a recommendation in
line with the policy suggested by President Smith and the International
Board Member.
ACttr some further discussion, the
following was oHfered by Board Member iBurke (seconded by Delegate Bar-
wick) as a substitute to all motions
That where an Injustice has been
wflEimltted on the member* of amy
Local, Uie Local Is perfectly justified
In adopting methods of protection to
It was then moved by Delegate
Wheatley. an a substitute to all mo-
Hops befc re tho convention tIncluding
the substitute motion offered by Board
Member Burke:
That we favor local -autonomy In
local iMsputra, and request that the
President take up aa few disputes aa
possible with an indeoendimt chair*
A motion by Board Member Burke
that the- previous question be moved
(carrleil closed the debate.
Substitute motion by Detetfate
Wheat]*? ruled out of order by -tho
cliaJr. on the grounds that It was unconstitutional.
Substitute* motion submitted by
Board Member Burke lost
Mo'lnn by Dele-gate Reei that the
matter b« referred back to tbe committee lost
SEALED TENDERS marked "Ambulance Tender" will be received by
the undersigned, on behalf of the Corporation of the City of Fermie, up to
five o'clock p.m., Wednesday, iMarch
+tih, 1»14, for the operation of the
City Ambulance for a period of one
Pull particulars as to tender may be
obtained at the office of the undei^
The lowest or any tender-> not necessarily accepted.
City Clerk
DATED at Fernie, B. C, the twentieth day of February, A. D. 1914.
Notice of Application for tho Approval of Works
TAKE NOTICE that B. C. Hydraulic
Power Company will apply to the
Comptroller of Water Rights for the
approval of the plans of the works to
be constructed for tl\e utilization of
the water from Elk River Creek, which
the applicant is, by Water License No.
1554, authorized to take, store, and
use for generation electrical energy.
The plans and particulars required
by smtos»&ation (1) of section 70 of the
"Water Aot" as amended have been
filled with tl the Comptroller of Water
Rights at Victoria and with the Water
Recorder at Fernie.
Objections to the application may
be filed with the Comptroller of Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria.
Dated at Vancouver, B. C, this 29th
day of January, 1914. <>
Per Haffner & Wurtele,
141 Agent of the Applicant.
Classified Ads.—Gent a Word
few fine, thorough-bred pedigree
Airedale -Pups for sale; write at
once. W. Parnell, P. O. Fernie, B.
C 148
COMING—Dr. Kilburger; eyesight
specialist, representing optical company of Vancouver, will be in Fernie
nt McLean's drug store, on Saturday
and iMonday, Mardh 7 and 9. Hours 9
a.m. to 6 p.m.   See notice on page 8.
FOR SALE—Splendid R. C. Rhode Is-
land Red Cockerels, $2.75 each; also R. C. Rhode Island Eggs for
hatching, $2.75 per setting, 12.chlcks
guaranteed; laying reoords, -canto
be beat for tbls Western climate.
Apply Jos. Stephenson, Box 61, Coleman. 144
WANTED—Four Bear Traps, nothing
smaller than No. 5; etate price In
ifirst letter. Address Box 253, Coleman, Alta. 146
320 acres in Sunny
Al berta Si Sec. 7, Twp
9, Range 1, West of
5th Meridian. Fenced
and 50 acres broken.
Apply to
J-W. Bennett
Box 48,       Fernlo
are unable to gtv-e a lengthy report
The morning session was- taken up
with receiving report of committee on
officers' reports, Fraternal Delegatis
Ailford -relieving President Smith tn
the chair.
The afternoon was occupied in listening to addresses from Fraternal
Delegate P. Johnston. Western Federation of iMlners. District No. 6: J. O.
Jones, President Alebrta Federation
of Labor; and International Board
George Pettlgrew, of Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, who arrived In Lethbridge that morning from Philadelphia, where the opera'tors' and miners'
representatives were still in session
when he left.
The last seven month*' trading of
this society may be described aa the
■meet Bucce^ful period experienced Jn
Us career. Slowly, but with a pe-rsiat-
ency that waB bound to creato friend*
and   iiecure   further  patronage,   the
management has continued to make
•those little Improvements which, In-
nlKnlflrant  to   the  ca-inal   observer,
moan a whole lot in the aggregate.
Courtesy, prompt attention, a study
of   r«»t-o.n»pra'   rpqulroments   nnd   n
atock of the finest and frpah«*t produce nurohnaeablp. twwther  with a
capacity to handle n growing buaineaa.
hns beon productive of tha wod re-
»ult« which find tangible expression
In tho substantial dividends declared
for the laat two quarters.  We give be-
i low uu extract from the balance aheet,
I phowlrjr th* trading account and pro-
) fit nnd lom for the three monthf end-
I !nc De'-e-nt'ber 3l( 1913:
! Trading Account
Stock on hand, October tat t 784<t,Sfl
D-ecHu-tK-r -yurchawi. .
Ualanro. Rrosa profit
Ortnlwr union ,,,
Vov-ombor uilo%
r>*»M>niber aalpn
Ort^lni] motion to adopt the recom-! October piirchaeea .
inundation of U»i» committee carried. I November pumhaaea
Avlc hy fn'ptti-vtonal ItnaH M«n'w '""
Re*« If It would be feanlhle to Ineert
In the totiKtltution anythlni of nn un-
<'On»tltu:!oiial nature, Prealdenl SuilUi
wplled that the Dietrirt. offlceca would
wrtnlnlv bo comin-lled to rule against
It. whwfher It had been p«*i#l in convention or not   He *^at«l, however. 	
thn? white the recommendation of the ; stwk on hand, December .11
commit*** waa at variance with the;
a*m-mema and tlw District and Inter '
national  conatltutlont,   It   bad  only:
bwi n*«ed upon tn the nature of n
renolutlon, and not a* n eoiurtttutional
amendment, and th* difficulty idtitett.
td by Ute Hoard -M-nrnVr would «o<
tAorotim*  j>r^»«?nt  iUw'lf   In  ih!»  In-
Ito   orotiittufl'Inn   of  th**   .VoHhi»f*i ''
ffeid. Your   committee    recommend !
that iht« Northorn t\*i,i it* orn%ntt*A - HaJanre. Or'oher ?*t
Amateur   Night
Friday, Feb. 20th
In conjunction with regular five reels of pictures
in Popular Baritone Solos
in Comic Song and Comedy
Prices lOc. and 20c.
a7o:.. m|
$ QMIM \
Profit and Lota Account
^.•iwr'toned ea dlvtlund ... 11051.">
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Ksn*na» Ae«i«n» 5*TT ti
Italanre. net profit    12M 1«i |
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News  of The   District Camps
T!he junior hockey t-?am journeyed
to Blairmore on Monday, and-played
the boys of that burg one of the fast-
eat games of the season. The hoys
oaane home defeated, .but by no,means
disgraced. Score 4-1 in favor of Blair-
cniore.   Better luck next time, boys.
(Mrs. Thomas Keneston, wbo had tht>
misfortune to fall a few days ago and
injure her leg, is now able to be
about again.
Mr. Algie Watson, who has been
away for some time, blew ln again
this week. Glad to see you looking
so well, Algie.
Mr. William Evans has moved his
family into the house lately vacated
by Mr. Thomas Bardsley. Mr. Kvans
has secured the contract delivering
the coal to the houses in cam-]).
Mirs. Josh. Atkinson was taken to
the local hospital and operated on.
The operation was performed by Dr.
McKenzie. She is improving as well
as can be expected.
The etork again visited the catnip
this -week, this time leaving a ttne.son
to iMr. and IMrs. Balllet. Mother and
child doing well.
Mr. Piard, the engineer at Bellevue
No. 2 mine, Is now occupying the
house that has been built for him here
some time ago. He moved his furniture this week from Blairmore.
The Bellevue hockey team journeyed to iBlairmore on Friday evening to
play the second game in -the series
for a hundred dollars. The game Is
for the most points. The first game
was -two goals each and the game on
Friday -was a win for Bellevue, the
score (being 2-4. After the start of the
last period there ;was some trouble between the referee and the judge of
play aad the Blairmore fans gave an
exhibition of their sportsmanship. As
usual 'they wanted their own referee
and they got it, but the judge of play
seemed to savvy the game and at
times corrected Uie referee as agreed.
The Blainmore team then ordered the
judge of play off the ice, which Bellevue team would not stand for, and
then came the clash. The Bellevue
team had their goat and they knew it
There Is only one game -more to play,
but Blairmore wants two more chanc-
ea for their money. They will play
some time this week, when a good
game to expected.
iMt. -Bob Levitt, the delegate to the
International convention at Indianapolis, returned this week and is looking
quite well after bis trip.
Mr. John Barwick, the delegate to
the eleventh annual convention at
Lethbridge, left camp on Sunday
ntR-frC ~
Mr. Gallon ia now -occupying his new-
house that has just lately been built
for him.
Miss Demster, the nurse at the local
hospital, received word this week that
her mother was seriously 111 at To-
iron-to and that she would like her to
come. The nurse left Tuesday for her
It .has been rumored about camp
that Mr. John R. McDonald, the superintendent at the mines, has secured a
position as general manager at the
Prank mines, and is to take charge on
the first of Mairch. It Is understood
that Mr. Williams, of the Blairmore
mine, is to fill the vacancy at the
Bellevue mine.
The teamsters at the Bellevue mine
have been busy hauling a motor up to
•No. 2 -mine and they have another to
get uip before the snow goes;
The Pagan Indians are to meet the
local team on Tuesday in a friendly
game. The Indians are the champion
Indian team of Western Canada and
there should ibe a good game.
The crack choir of the Bellevue
Methodist Church gave a song service
in Hillcrest Methodist Church, on Sunday evening, which was very much appreciated by the -Hillcrest congregation. The choir have 'been engaged to
appear at the concert and basket social In Hillcrest on the 2Srd.
The wreck of the freight train that
caused the death of Engineer Harry
Thomas, at 2 o'clock , on Monday
morning, is still a mystery. In some
unknown way the switch became opened and the train took the open switch
and ran into -the Bellevue yard and
smashed up three loaded box cars. The
engineer, seeing the danger, jumped
and fell back under the engine and
wns terribly mangled. Death was instantaneous. The body, after being
viewed by the jury, was forwarded to
Macleod Monday at noon. The jury
then adjourned till 10 o'clock on
Thursday, when they meet at the police barracks. *
The .management of the Lyric Theatre ls to be congratulated on the fact
that this will be the first picture house
In the -Pass to show the famous Paul
Rainey's African jungle -pictures. Mr.
Roy B. Wheeler, the agent, while in
camp gave the assurance that these
films were the most educational on the
•continent and the next time he comes
he will have some pictures of the
Polar region and wild animals. The
date of the African hunt is March 9th.
The patrons of the Lyric Theatre
were given a little soort on Saturday
night, when two of the Bellevue boys
cave- a six-round  boxing exhibition.
W. Roberts, R. C. Green, H. G. Bige-
♦  low, 'F. W, Doubt and several other  ters and find a solution how to over-
^^. !  -mAmilvara   J\f   tiVia   C*t*ri.x*jf a-   NJaof   on/»omii.     r*t\m*t\    4\-it\     /41f*Ptn..Ulnn /"\nn     nariAi»tav
It seems that the Moral Reform
League in Passburg are participating
in fireside debates on temperance and
morality. If this society could possibly amend conditions and destroy the
craving for strong beverages at home
first, the horizon would 'be a little
members of the Crow's Nest encamp-
I men't, left for -Medicine Hta on Sun-
jJday night. They will take a prominent part in the program of the annual
session of the Grand Lodge of the I.
0. 0. F.
Messrs. Malcolm and Innis expect
to -be through with the West Canadian contract for hauling props about
the end oif tihe week.
The Paul J. Rainey's African hunt
j motion pictures will be shown in the
that is the only way to discuss mat-
■Mrs. T. Duncan and family, of the i -Blairmore Opera House on Tuesday
Passburg Hotel, were visiting at the I Feb. 24.   These pictures of the Afri-
You couldn't all get the first
♦5.00 given last Wediicwdiiy
nipfht, but here's hoping you
may be lueky enough to win
the next one.
The next drawing takes
place Wednesday night.
March 4th.
Frank Sanatorium on Wednesday last.
'Mr. Duncan Is staying at this institution recuperating his health for some
weeks. We are glad to hear that he
is .progressing favorably.
Some 'of the boys around here were
In possession of high hopes the other
day when Dave said that he could
knock splinters out of Gunboat Smith.
Being satisfied -with Dave's condition
they asked him to have a few rounds
with the Passburg fighting eagle. Unfortunately the gloves were not donned, 'but a bare fist contest ensued.
In the first round the eagle .was determined to put our white hope to
sleep and consequently poor Dave did
the same as Bombardier Wells. However he has only one arm in a sling.
Since the stoppage of work at the
Passburg colliery there -has been
numerous complaints about losing
shoes and clothing from the 'company's wash house. It -happened last
Monday that one of the drivers re,
ported to the police that the driver
boss had broken into his locker and
had stolen a pair of shoes. The police were at the pit head when the
driver boss came out of the min wearing a .pair of shoes which did not belong to him, and when charged made
the -ridiculous excuse that he had
made a mistake in the locker after I
wearing this man's shoes for three
days. If this driver boas was made
an example of there would be less pilfering going on around the wash
house. By the -way. the general manager is a J. P.
The mines around here are still
idle. Maiple Leaf worked about four
days during the week, Passburg and
Burmis looking on.
Mr. Nat Evans and B. Davies were
visitors at Michel, B. C, on Tuesday
last. They claim something like ten
men for every job at that particular
Mr. Tony Stanclk, the genial mixologist of the Passburg Hotel,  was  at
come the difficulties. Our reporter
met -with one of our fellow -workers
who unfortunately had been sick
about two weeks. He handed in his
sick bill to the secretary and stated:
"I come for cheque next week." The
secretary said: "Nothing coming,
John." ;'I ipay no more Union dues."
The secretary, having a fair amount of
patience, remarked: "Were you here
the last strike?" "Sure 1 was; all the
time." "Who fed you all that time""
"No savvy."
There  will  be a contract miners'
meeting on Sunday next, following the
Local Union meeting.   We hope to see
I all contract miners present; business
The football basket social and dance
"■nqsTnr "i'" p" iWp'r Itakes Place on Tuesday eveniug next.
Mv lnd£nn*-.d 'Admission,    50    cents.     Everything
u>  iimibpobea. promises for the giving of a good even
ing's enjoyment. Mr. T. H. Greaves,
school master, will occupy the chair.
Tlie victims of two accidents that
were reported a month ago, Richard
Suiworth and William Fowler, are
progressing very favorably.
can jungle are considered to be the
best on the market and should be
well worth seeing.
Geo. H. Wyoherley   was   up   from
Frank on  Sunday and  occupied  the
ipulpit of tlie Baptist Church in the
absence of the
who was sligh
A. W. Robbins and I). Wilson auto-
ed down to Bellovue and Passburg on
Tuesday for the purpose of testing
the roads, 'Which are rapidly clearing.
The roller skating carnival given
in the Opera House on Tuesday night
-was a huge success. About fifty skaters were on the floor and the various
nies were 'both unique and charmo'h
costumes -were both unique and
charming. The first prize was won
by Miss Bertha Justin, who was
dressed in a costume depicting "Early French." Wm. Osborne displayed
as a cowboy won second prize, and
Calvan Swan won the third dressed
as an Irish comedian. The affair was
attended by a large crowd of spectators, who proclaimed it one of the
best ever seen in Blairmore. A dance
followed the carnival.
By Glp the Blood
The 'boys were Mr. Fred Beal, well;Macleod during the week attending
known ln the Pass, and Roy Reynolds,
♦he man who Is going to box Fighting
iMac. of Coleman. 20-round exhibition
some time in the near future. Watch
for the date.  7
Bellevue Local  Union N otea
the assizes.   AVe was called to give
evidence on the $640.00 rachet which,
In our opinion, was never lost.
We thoroughly enjoyed our last Sat-
A. Davis, G. T. P. coal inspector, arrived .back .from a visit to McBride
(not Richard).
Dick Brown has been down to Edmonton, where he purchased two horses. 'We understand he intends to go
ranching in B. C.
Dave Gwilllam arrived In town this
■week to see the gift of the stork. He
now wears a smile that won't come
A local of the Socialist Party of
Canada has 'heen organized here and
meets the second Sunday of every
month in the W. I. C. room at 11
o'clock ajU'.
We wish the .powers that be would
not change the law governing the park
so often.   If one sleeps any more than
njrtay Annoo hotti in fhe_.Slnyak-JJaii4jlj.fi. hour of■tha^went^fouMhe^get
under the auspices of the Passburg
Dancing Company.   The Coran orchestra -was In attendance.      ,
Thos. G. 'Harries, -the secretary of
the Miners' Union, left Saturday noon
for Lethbridge, where the convention
of the United .Mine Workers of America convenes on IMonday.
W. W. Budd, of Calgary,  superln-
The meeting advertised by Secretary Ayres of the School Board -trustees, for the election of a, trustee to
fill the vacancy caused by J. Jarvis
removing, was but poorly attended.
Wesuippose the indifference of the
ratepayers is caused largely by the
fact that, no -matter what they do or
say, the educational department will
spend the money to suit themselves.
The installation of the furnace is a
good sample of highbrow impracticability. We would recommend the
trustees to take steps to present the
furnace to Jim Green for his chicken
house. W. T. Wafson was appointed
trustee to fill the remainder of the
The entertainment to be given -by
the Presbyterian Church on Friday
night promises to be full of surprises
for Hosmer. Mr. Kendall's sketch
should provide laughter for a week.
Mr. Kendall will be ably supported by
Mr,s. Jones, who does the mother-in-
law act to suit the most exacting.
Death Reported Last Week
The coroner's inquest to inquire into the cause of death of iMike Kasaski
was held at the police court room pn
Tuesday at 2 p.m. There Were a number of witnesses, the principal of
whom was Jack Donaghy, the fire boss
on  shift when Kasaski lost his life.
Coleman K.P.'s Celebrate v
The Golden Jubilee
Our meeting convened at its usual
hour with the vice president still In
the chair. We had our president back
•airaln amongst ua, but in the writer's
opinion he will have plenty of .work
on hand In giving us his report of the
International convention proceedings.
The minutes of the previous -meeting were adopted as read.    Corres-
tionrtence wna read from Secretary j tenident of telephones, paid a visit to
Carter acknowledging one of our clr- Blairmore on Saturday last,
culnrs placing some matters of dis-     P jt Thompson returned from .Mac-
nuto Into the District officers' hands,. le0(l on .Thursday last, where he had
pule Into the District officers' hands. ! be<?n on business
rSHht.?*«,,♦ ^Lrt^Z.Jo 1    The hockey match at the rink on
w?lS£\™l i,H,«vw«Ki FTW»y °f last «-eek between Bellevue
Vie are aware that they will h-noi,^ the |oea, team wag very dlBap,
pointing. This was the second In a
series of three games for $100. The
game started at 8.30, the play being
very slow for the first ten inlnutea,
when Blairmore made a rush and after
ou't of date.
The ladies gave a dance in the
School House Saturday night. Everybody enjoyed themselves. Some think
tbey would have a better -time if there
was a smoker.
The son of T. Roccio has been taken
to Chicago for medical treatment.
iColeman Knights of Pythias cele-
•brated the fiftieth birthday of this
widely-known organization in a most
■beJitittng manner. There was about
500 present and the decorations of -the
ball were a revelation of what Coleman Knights of Pythias can do when
they celebrate. After the members
had been called to order in their Castle .Hall and the usual routine finished, they repaired to'the Opera House,
which had been tastefully and appropriately decorated for the occasion.
The 'platform belied the otner wintry
appearance with its profusion of
palms. On the chairman's table was
a bouquet of roses, while the walls
were enlivened by pictures. Over the
entrance the three emblatio colon
graceifully entwined encircled the
shields of the three ranks-page esquire and knight. Suspend-eii from the
curtain "F. C. U." blazed forth electrically in blue, yellow and red.
Bro. T. Haines, Past Chancellor,
made the introductory speech. This
concluded, the chairman, J. W. Bennett, of Fernie, delivered a short address suitable to the occasion and
then, followed the subjoined program:
Mrs. Disney, pianoforte solo; .Miss
MacAuley, song; Mr. Evan Hughes,
song; the Caster Bros., song; W. H.
Hayson, song; Miss .Ma-oAuley, song;
George Fairhurst, song; M-rs. Kelly,
song; the Caster Bros., song.
A most Interesting description of
the aims and objects of Pythianism
wa^s given by Bro. C. F. P. Conybeare,
K. C. of Lethbridge. This gentleman
is pre-eminently fitted to instruct the
lesser informed, as he has not only
filled the highest offices within the
gift of the Alberta domain, but is likewise its representative to the Supreme
Councils and will be one of the -many
prominent Pythians of Canada who
will participate in greeting the Supreme Lodge officers and members
-when they hold the forthcoming session in Winnipeg, the second time in
its history that this Important assembly has taken place on Canadian soil.
The concert, needless to say, was
greatly, enjoyed and as every singer
was exceedingly well received will
simply say they all acquitted themselves in grand style.
The last, but toy no means an unimportant feature, was the dancing and
this was kept up until today had
merged into tomorrow and become
yesterday, The concensus of opinion
can be suminetLjm
take this opportunity of thanking every single person (the married ones
too) who helped to make it such a
crowning success. .This includes the
artists whose names have already
been given; to Mr. II. G. Goodeve for
the properties loaned for decorative
purposes; to Bro. Thos. Wakelcm and
hi9 assistant for the artistic electrical
sign; if theru are any others not mentioned, to them likewise thanks are
Donaghy gave his evidence in a clear,
concise manner; Inspector Williams
making a searching examination. The
lury rendered a verdict of accidental
The Queen's Hotel -was the scene of
una^oyed revelry on Monday night,
the management giving a grand free
We understand that there will be a masquerade   ball,   which   brought   a
masquerade -ball on March 17. If so
we will wait with pleasure for the
T. Duncan has taken charge of the
wash house so there will be no more
trouble about cold water.
Bob Thomson met with a slight accident in the mine this week and had
to have several stitches put In his
Realty Co.
Kome very good play scored, and then
the game took n more Berloim turn
and two minutes after the puck was
centred the visitor* equalized. In the
<?eennd period both teams managed to
sicore, and during this period Cleveland, the Judge of play, would persist
in blowing the whlatle for imaginary
offences and he also seemed to intercept the Blairmore players whenever
they had a chance of scoring. The
second period ended with I goal* to 2
in favor ot Bellevue. and loud hoots
fnr the Judge of play. Four minutes
n'.'er the third twenty Turner, of Blair-
nlrntv of work demanding their atten-1
t|on Just now. owing to tt being con-;
vo-ntlon time, 'but one of our dleptttes •
which we want a finding on la of vital !
Importance to ua as 1' croos up every j
menmiflnK day, I.e.. what Is a contract \
We had a further letter from Sec-
••etarv  Carter, containing a  auggeB-1
♦ion thnt our locnl finances be han-!
'••ri by our financial secretarv, but
■be I owl derived otherwise and or-
Awl hoth officers bonded.
Our flptwi.1 for relief waa alao an-
mvcred nn* will recelv* tho attention
of <i*e noxt Executive Hoard meeting.
We nlM were In receipt of the omr-
*fr\v ftniincliit atntPinont of District
is. which was read out to the meeting,
but called forth very little comment
until the meeting waa over. "(Jet It
off your cheat, fooya. you will feel better after it."
Report! of Commlttm
Tho  Meamirln* OojnmJMee,  So.  2
miu»».  repor'»*d their inabilttv to get j
♦b* actual
for mnrne
in.   Th
Lm !2ET^rt ™"f tlTliHM th£ vue team quitting the rink and bring
i\lt*t>o ot>v w'-'cr 'han in feet 6 Imrhea i:1!L..ma «,„„.,, nntv<wt on tho rink
but •• that -ta the minimum width of ?^"°'JLwmM mm m
our agreement we don't fe*l Abmonntl j'"'» *en*on'
»-i tfoort't their ru'lntr.   With that Idea
In vl*w thi» IMt *TommHte(» wj>r« Ir-
•trurtwl to n** the •npeHnt-Mi-tW and
gM hta final answer.   Th*> Pit Com-
nttite* rp*oF*H thit th*» Vothpr who
wm dl^rim'nuteil  «f«lnft*   m vn*n-1
crowded house. Amonst the costumes
we noticed some pretty strong ones
the Bulgarian priest and soldier taking the cake, Mr. Luxtln made a Happy Hooligan and Mrs. Cunningham a
winsome Scotch lassie, while Mrs.
Collins, of Pincher Creek, made a ro-
busMooklng cowgirl. Everybody seemed to be gay and the music was good,
tehee overheard on the way out of the
door, "Never had so much pleasure in
the same time In my life."  >
Sentinel Lodge No. 25 ls feeling par-
-ticularly pleased with the event and
The following item has been forwarded to us, no doubt, because at
our position in connection with organized labor. Personally we do not
understand the reason for the introduction of this resolution and can
only 'presume that the mover and
seconder are not very favorably dis-
5>osed towards the custodians of law
und order. Tie this as it may, under
the -present order of society they are
necessary (although their office may
often be abused by those in power)
and consequently entitied to live.
Siity dollars a week makes living
anything but a joy, but this is considerably more than some of tiie .mine
work-ers at Coal Creek received laot
Would the mover and seconder of
this resolution be surprised if the police adopted means to "collect" a little on the side? We should not The
police officer is necessary even if he
only instills sufficient fear to act as
a deterrent of crime and excess.
Whether he, personally, is good or
bad cuts no figure and whether we
shall always require him is also a
question that does not concern the
present, all we are concerned about is
that he has to live, and $60 -per motftli
makes it a tough proposition.
Blairmore, AHa., Feb. 12th, 1914.
Moved. L. Dutil.
Seconded, -D. A Sinclair.
Resolved, that the salary or remuneration of any Chief of Police Contfta-
ble or other officer now or hereafter
appointed to or to form part of the
police .force of the town of Blairmore
shall not exceed the sum of $60 per
month, and that no greater salary or
remuneration shall, till it is otherwise
determined by this council, be paid to
any such Chief of Police, constable or
(Signed*   D. A. SINCLAIR.
The above was passed at a special
meeting of the Blairmore Town Council this date and was supported by
the mover and Eeconder, also Councillors Beebe and Rosse.
cillors Hinds and Briscoe. The Mayor
said he believed in paying a living
wage to all classes and characterized
the resolution as a "SCAB RESOLUTION."
Mr. Russell, from the Extension
mlnea, Nanaimo, has taken up tho
position of superintendent at the Michel mines, succeeding Bernard Can-
We are pleased to -announce -Mrs.
Frank Owens, of Natal, la able to Ket
around Hgntn: also John Waddlngton,
who has bemi suffering from congestion of the lungs and pleurisy, who l»
also able to walk around again.
We are unable to announce the finals for the billiard tournament ow-
j Ing to tht* rounds not being played
! yot.   If possible It will 'bo placed in
the next Ismi".
Tho   Rocky   Mountain   Lodge   of
I Knights of I'ythlaa held a grand social and dance In Cniluiti'a Hall on
Stephen T. Humble
For Skates, Hockey Sticks, Heaters
Ranges, Furniture, Stationery etc
more, mailo a splendid daah, taking Wednesday night. The muxlc wn» ren-
the puck almost the whole lenglh of <lere(] by a Fern,e orchestra. There
th« Ice, and when with n fifteen feet wore q„|t|1 ,, fPW visitors from Pernio
of the owpneuta goal (levelsuul blew . „„,, Co^miilh The |iUi|eg ,wt m a very
for an offside, which, to the onlooK; | fnghlonnhlo nppi»»rance. everyone ap-
• confenK of both pit K ^^^\An^^iJ^i. ^V"* a iHP .,0 hto natlV? eouJ,trjf
rvevor waa the man had been  »"j*r*-™*,^.TJrfiv".«,f Ew   (Italy)_ arrvwl In camp a few days
Nov/ iw " tlio timo
for iM'oti'H.ioii
You cannot afford
iu lime who ii   we
win  protect   you
Tom Hfirrlaon, lato cutter of the 41
iMarket Co.'* store hero, but who fnr
p«v«ral month* haa beM r-paldlnK in
Victoria. 11. ('., I« pnylmr n vl«tt to his
father and mother ln lllalrmorn.
         Mra. W. .lamea'1ltt1«» aon Willie mrt
*tnr\o4 t»«t w#*lc had h*oit nlvoo hi*' with an acfldfiit on Frhh> la«t. WW1*-
Job tock ataln. , *katlng -on the Ire at Frank h* foil
Vent we had the Aeleenlon' report h"d  mi»t«tr«t  n   tiroktn   eellarbon-.
hut aeelnir it wh of awh a volumln-1 Willi* hnd Just rerovfmd (rom th.
""» riture w* Hr.'lv fcnrw ht*w
»mrt *n' dl***! K   Vrmn a motion It
ago. Joe looks none the worse. Old
Country noi as good as .Michel, »*_»
tojffferfs of a broken arm
un* n'oM-itut tlm* «•«, would start with
i i» vv«'>i rff*ci«i rnttnrt ind co".
fiMie wi't*k bv v, ">lt and c»ii nwclal
•"i->i'ii>t t*n \*t]t, (i-vs nn*H !♦ win fin-
i.kt-it    T*s«* r<,,w"-» a» * whole did no*
,»».«..<•«   i    "4*9\*   fnvo'"»Mo   »-i*i->*i*n»»-m    of
'it I.    (til 'I   -     .ii'
1-.H,.*..     v,-,-*. if iv-ir hni»i> nf a hlrhfr
j »«■»■• *f nfe ttvi in th* devetoome-nt of
j "in- iintit * »o iiurh an extent thai **
mita ovor ■•!»•* mfhlnenr of production,
itm M ua hv nH monn* n-'in"«ntf» »»
Th* lantern lernire flvon hv Mr* j
Mark, of Colnmsn In ih» f>ntr:tl "'ip-1
.im Churrh on Wcrtncntdav n't-sht lut,|
tn'ni n tottiulote Kiic-pH** and  Israelv
Httendei!.    Mra. fll-icli In <Api'rl!nj   n
fhe ni»nr future «o glva an addreea on
^t*i-vlri*4*t9i'  *i*rt**lt  *\f,*n™  t*.-.i* i  *», #a*-*!.-.-
«'M(»  -rvHt-f-t-atir that tdwi | countries i
■'"*■■■ "■ ■-'•'■ ■-'■'       Ihf   priVRiB   th-h; hh>-   o'   A    -V |
f-'l»ari.». <A the C'o»r>.<vo*'Uan Hotel, ts i
tn qtiariiitlne owin.' tn ih* tlrkn«'i'
of the baby with wxtel fcvur.
The     train-wreck     crew     paatnd
i»hrwrh Hlilrmer* on  Mw-idar nn lt«
*tmt> to Helievue. where tt I* reported
Th« regular mutln* *;»» hi»ld in
Crahan'a Hall on -Sunday lant at 2 y.
m,, Uro. M. H. Mclean in tho rhalr.
Afiw thtt imnutti* of tbt* previous
mating ttoxt di'alt with, ih« M.cr«"Nir>
m»«i out a letter trom Frank Morrison rt»ferrina to th«« conditions of tha
CaluiiKt Mrikt*r», wlihh met with the
.«>ir,,iuih> of the trie-Hints and n %'l',,hb
fh"i|ii»' hiiH bren forwarded (o !fio »i'c>
r*iary of the American Federation of
f,r(<inr nt* «h»>lf hcti'i'f
Coal Creek presented the appearance of a desertPil village on Saturday. Owing to the mines being idle
and pay day the residents Journeyed
to town, the various places of amusement receiving their share of patron-
bro, A fcpeolnl train was run for the
convenience of CroeUltes aftor the
Tom Marks show on Saturday.
The mines wero Idle from !! p.m.
Saturday until :i p.m. Monday.
The Coal Creek "Moosoltes" and
friends who took In the soclnl on Monday night ar« full of praise for the
con rnlttoo who had nil the arrangements and vote! the social tx rpal
royal time. Owing to the mlnea working I.Monday Afternoon a number were
debarred from attondlng. Tho following Coal Creek nrtletn were noticed:
W, ltd. mickey. II. Sampi-on. Mm. Per-
ov, Joe Harper, who contributed their'
quota lo the urogram. Iwneing was
Indulged in till the wee »ma' Iimi**
MlflibM.    Villi    Ulill   Ki«lltK4)    >>!l.ilili«"l
tho aceomipnnimentH.    Put on Sandy
for a ehnnre.   Oh, you Charile!
We are pleased to -see onr <*U1 fr'erd
Jimmy Stirling out of hnnpitnl after
being Incarcerated there nn long. We
ho;>e for a speedy recovery, .lltn.
A number cf our voiinv m<n wire
entertained to a lecture on Sat unlay
evening laat. tho re* ult a ('"'ni' thtt
"IlobV knowledne eoncernltie nrter
lea In grentlv expanded, Too hid you
wen*1 Hlnnled out. Flob!
Sound** of iwtf reJnlHni; n'Hi.i'* '
from Iiouri* W~ Covcte !»♦.. (in Hun■li<
las', when a goodly number of Un* )u- \
I ven-lle element gathered  together f»
i i'iiti<!il"Htei  'ho «pve»'th  amtlvorviP'   t*'
j «he ratal dny of Albet* Mirkland. Af !
I ter the inner mnn  hid  been  mi'tuMf't '
; with Hie ii«u»l dellparlen denr to the I
heart* of the young, ramen md nine-1
j littf whh indulged In. even-bod? th'»f
jouehlv enjoying themnelves    Corprat- !
i    On behalf of (h«- gentlernrn who ln*t :
The Complete House Furnishers
of the Pass
Hardware Furniture
We will furnish your house from cellar to garret and at bottom prices.   Call, write, phono or  wire,    All orders given
prompt attention.
If  you ara satisfied, tail others.    If not satisfied, tell ui.
F. M. Thompson Go.
••The Quality Store'
We Realize the Hard Times and Trust the
Following Prices will Help Some
lint Hick Committ*e gav« In the>lr f .i,n„v *^« «v--- •<*■ - <- •
;, >   ''■•• - """ ••''   **"****^ *'*-*> •*■•• ithe rightful owner.
'"'ft wm deeded that the 50 cent as-'    w* ,,rft P'^*'"1 in r'^Tt ,h'"
oi,ittiH:.'lil iif imt Ui tuxm twxi p«t> day
for non-attendance nt  the  meeting*.
•uld nlM for not givinn in statement*.
Mr* |
Fljar.ks arriw ■! h*-;i.'- '•■.,::; '.* ■■ ,>'.:i\ "**- ;
Tueadny. feeling much lietter for tren'-'
mer.-' Teeetve'l '
Kive Unfit- uiul |{<i!ii» IIihhI Flutir ..,.,. UH llm.
It, ('. SiiKar |'.r ^(i !!..-»
I ill Hi  IwtU    I   ll>. |iil<kus,'e
Mllh: Uil'linii Tin    ,   •', He*,
AI t'dffei'. Our Own Siui-iiil »><■»• l'»
Uitmutt i'*)\sit<r  hi <^,
ill...||l'ir«,  ->-*.   1  ..ll.lM.I   I  ilfii   allltl    I ,11,.Mi   imillll    .....
i'l'tt* ,    pet' eilli
St. < 'h;tr!*-s ''?i-.]f!i *  U i*n
I'litiiulii First (renin 'Ji'.' \>*r nm or 2 fur
Kjtie .Ini Mil M'lfv 	
Agtnta fee Oliver Typnwrtttr
Co.   Maehleei at 17 etntt par
'ro i>t o»r e-»eaf rrganlntlon fall !n*o
»-« torn h"»e«**
From one other comment of Pre*l
iim Whit*, one would Imagine thnt
then agreement* are brolcen they are
hrokeij only by I/>cnl t'nlona. We
would echo the it?e» thaf whire agree*
•V"\\'' \\-<v- '.■', he «'..s'-• ''.,.'.. xv *• Wi.A
lv Htnilce, but em hoth aid**, and
.,»,, ,,t^ Prevalent  \V*i't*.  ,,i)tt off «nrn«t
w.vnfc'fig nt <--b?r'er i»*u-nts h* mtrh"
find h'm**'t in a peculiar position. W*
ve*-*- m-H'h umirrc'tt'c th* .endeavor of
Pr«»»i*Mi! \VMt» to ***■ vtirk In the
•ir ir"int;'»it fl.-!d. for th U 1-* thit f!r»t
ite-n toward our *o»l t>t oai»ti*,\i>n'ion.
An  the  hour  wa*  r'*Hing   lute   we)
....Ijuu.eii   «»»Uk   lit**   uum  in. liUum-ik
Membera kindly note thnt we meet
at 2.S0 o clock on Idle day* until the
I **perf it Unlahed.
Into fotiHlderatlon and try to attend ;
nt th-ft dance lie! I !;-. th" V!'-'nrIi Hill,
a tad accident occurred, resulting ini two meeilnr"* H teem* very remark-1 fernie, order th» tn«r>!'e*i ft »!k> Ite
the d-eath of the engineer, j able nome \it-t>\tb> Imve an Ides If they i bekah* on Tuwlnv .-vt-nlng
Mr. Kefoury. of the lllalrmoro Trad-i are on a fairly pood trail it i» alway»i Th#» foal ('nth Hv-'-.m' '''«< held
Ing Co., I* nertoualy 111 wiih rheumn-1 going to Imn, tun we want to point | their monthlv aoeial d-no .■■?) Wedne*.
tl*m and l» unahle to leave hi* hed.lout th«t 'h<r«» nr«» nomw rtifft-'iiHIen ) day evening In tin- Hit', lir! Hifr<»?
Hm*» lladdard, ri Fernie. ha* arr'.v-jto ronteml
n-f nnd will fftlre ohtreo nf tho nirff
A faat game took place on Haturday
t'lfhl between lllalrmore ftnl Kernlf
i n the former rink r»n» wr* wt'nen*-
ed by a large crowd. Th«» reault af
iho game wa* f.-l in favor uf li,i\r
in ore. i
(lorn   OaSu.Ht.iy. »V..  li. u, Mr., ,.., ,„ , !(,    ,„„• optnlcm u thai
,.,,d Mr* J. II. Ilnrmer «( Mm* W . a ; A* u J;j;. , ,,,.,„  u„ tU!\J ,,*., a,,x .,
i. VV. u..-i.iiaM» miorned en TneMay • diKcugti flu.- ht-*t ntethoJ* Ju»,v io im vt
from Calwry, where he hnd been the*t» dlffletiltle* We-know thn* mn
tranancltnR bvwtnea*. trnet miner* In Keneml nre rin' m'.'«-    ^^^
Conaiable W»m. of the It N. W. M. fled with the pre*»i»nt afiremen-, hsit nJk7~ATtm
V.', wa* In from tleHane on Tueaday.'attend your l^otal t'nlon meeting*;  uw i..        •
!th which mike* I? ]nn\i
'*,'tt ••-. »iri'"--"-f n'"i ♦*!*-
j-Hin.ev, tli. li lit (hi* tlm-* they begin
•*-, rvA'.r.c I""*" fh'-y eland.
w,. i:<\f :iii"'ii iitte yejir tu «orli
* b#-fore th" vnjftKttion of the ntijf-^-
\ mem -ttid tnen *"em tn think tf we
j-itoii't tiiivv im iigr*-<-nient »e nh'i'.i lmvo
. t-tfi-.i'i'   •■'*"      Thnt   In   jus-   fit*
ment* weno tmjnil'e-l n
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v-   ll-A) r T
Ay-i-tiUe. tutiu tuUi.:'.
weok for a ullght e
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ncsimd fmin .♦,. ■■
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Don't forpt our S p.c. discount for Cash on all Groceries
Atl   Heavy Rubbers     Winter
Clothing  At Cost Price
Phone 25       Victoria St.        Blairmore, Alta. ^ss&sxsssss^ste^
TS*M^^   'fi^Vv:r;      '
* ***'*&
Appeal from American
Federation of Labor
Washington, D. C, Jan. 27, 1914.
To aJl organized labor:
Members of organized labor are undoubtedly fairly well posted from
press reports upon the situation as it
exists in Calumet, Mich., as a result
of* the strike of the copper miners.
More than unusual space has been
given to this strike by the press on
account of the duration of the*strug-
gle, the large .number of strikers involved, particularly since national attention was attracted to the struggle
by the calamity that attended the
•Christmas celebration arranged for
the children of the miners, and the
unlawful deportation and brutal, murderous assault made upon President
Moyer and Organizer Tanner of the
Western Federation of Miners at
* The situation was first officially
brought to the attention of labor in a
circular from headquarters of the
American Federation of Labor, under
date of August 28, 1!).13. calling upon
the workers for financial assistance
to aid this strike aud requesting central bodies to appoint committees to
appeal to aU workers and friends for
A second appeal was issued September 29, 1913, and since then members of organized labor havo been kept
os fully informed as possible upon the
developments through the columns of
the American Federation of Labor
Weekly News Letter, which is furnished to the labor and reform press.
The officers cf the American Federation of Labor have kept in close
touch with the situation to the end of
rendering every possible assistance.
At varous times Vice President Mitchell and Treasurer Lennon made visits to the Calumet district, in the interest of the strikers, and several organizers of the American Federation
of Labor have been and are now active there, and aiding by their best
efforts fo.blng about an honorable adjustment c-f this bitter straggle.
Further attention has been given to
the situation in urging action on the
part of the Department of Labor and
by assisting in every -way possible in
securing a passage of a resolution by
the House of Representatives providing for a -congressional investigation
of the Calumet and Colorado situations and outrages, which resolution
was passed today. Thus far our efforts to pave the way to a settlement
'of the strike have not availed. The
copper mine owners have had full tyrannical sway so long that they regard the requests of the miners as a
rebellion; they refuse to in any way
recognize the right of the strikers to
have a hearing on their demands and
grievances. The strikers, on the other
hand, are maintaining a magnificent
struggle in defense of their rights,
their manhood, the principles of justice and liberty for their wives and
children, and are enduring hardships
in order that the justice of their cause,
which is.the cause of labor and humanity, may be vindicated.
Members of organized labor have
contributed generously for the aid of
these strikers, and our affiliated organizations are to be commended for
the prompt and substantial contributions which they made in response, to
■-.the needs of these defenseless people. You can readily realize, however,
that a tremendous sum is required to
give them the barest necessities of
life, even in the line of food," and we
are again appealing to our affiliated
organizations-and members to render
further financial aid to these strikers,
even to the extent of making some
sacrifice in the matter, to help them
stave off hunger and cold so that they
may maintain this struggle to a victorious termination. Bear in mind that
the rigors of the winter are severer
in the Calumet district than in most
parts 'of our country.
You are aware that we are now
passing through iho most severe season of the year, and we are sure that
the fact alone, that these strikers and
their families are bravely enduring so
much distress for the cause of labor,
right and humanity will be sufficient
to quicken the sympathies of our fellow-workers and friends and inspire
the most generous response that it
will be possible to ma fie.
Let all organized labor act generously and promptly, In addition to
appropriations from organizations, the
membershiu should respond to this
appeal, and organizations should elect
committees to appeal to all who love
their fellows to help in the appeasement of suffering as well as to establish a greater degree of justice.
Send all contributions to Frank 'Morrison. Secretary American Federation
of Labor, Ouray Building, Washington,
D. C, who will receipt for the same
and promptly forward it. for the immediate aid of the struggling miners
of Calumet.
Fraternally yours,
Sam'! Campers, President.
Frank Morrison, Secretary.
James Duncan, 1st Vice President,
James O'Connell, 2nd Vice President.
D. A. Hayes, 3rd Vice President.
Jos. F. Valentine, 4th Vice President.
John R. Alpine, 5th Vice President.
H. P. Perham, 6th Vice President.
Frank Duffy, 7th Vice resident.
John B. Lennon, Treasurer.
Executive Council. American Federation of Labor.
Organize to
End Capitalism
From the tiniest animal to the largest living giants, including man himself, there is subjection to physical
wear and tear; all must have the
waste  tissues renewed or else  must
| die. iThe painful craving due to lack
of food is called hunger, and there is
scarcely a living creature that does
not fear it more than any other thing.
' Through hunger the microscopic
amoeba absorbs a still tinier animal-
culae, the life and strength of which
becomes the life and strength of the
The masLer class in every age, the
slave owners and feudal lords, have
maintained their supremacy by controlling the food supply of the workers; and shall capitalism, which uses
every profitable force in production,
allow hunger, the greatest of the
world's, to remain unorganized, out of
its control?
Capitalism has already answered,
nnd the -world's workers awake to
f.'.nd the hunger force of humanity harnessed in the service of the capitalist
for the exploitation of the producer.
Under the police and military, who enrolled not because tbey feared hunger, capitalism lays hands on the riches of the world, monopolizes the lands,
factories and machines, and subjects
the wage worker to a life of uncertainty and penury.
In the factory, mine and mill, the
workers toil through the days and
years until old age ends both toil and
life. 15very day masses of wealth
pour from the world's great workshop; the choice and costly things—
those products upon which the worker
has spent most time and care—go to
the homes cf the wealthy, the squanderers, the idlers, the useless robbers
cf society.
Another portion, the coarse and
cheap, goes to the proletariat, who
liave but their labor to give in return;
who c^r'rol no lands, factories or
mines 'but ,who are themselves controlled. The portion of the proletariat
is again divided; part goes to the
army, police and other instruments
of capitalist oppression, part to the
industrial army, the toilers who* pro-,
vide for all.
Down in the very basement of society is a third section of the proletariat; to these is sent food. Despair,
starvation and misery is their lot; to
'rem comes disease and death. They
fern tbe great unemuloyed army—the
vast reserve force of hunger power on
wliich the capitalist society hinees.
iBut for them there would be no
m'-iitary: the workers would not
sweat.    Remove  unemployment  and
the fear of starvation goes. Remove
•the spectre of want and the soldier
would not murder, the policeman
would'not arrest strikers and the
workers would not be slaves.  -■
The capitalist'-loves efficiency and
cheapness in the worker. Efficiency
gains greater quantities of wealth;
cheapness lessens the portion of the
worker and increases that of the capitalist. The man without a job grows
desperate. If by selling his labor
more cheaply than does the policeman,
the soldier or the worker, he can at
least get a crpst, then a crust is better than no bread.
But the employed has only a crust,
and to lose his job would be to lose
that crust, so he keeps his job at a
still lower wage, and the jobless man
can starve. Only when the policeman, is too old and weak to bludgeon,
when the soldier is no longer strong
to murder, or the worker is unable to
keep the pace, or when the capitalist
extends his lines and requires more
flunkeys and slaves, have the unemployed a chance.
The worker can only absorb as
much as his wago will provide; his
wage is the lowest;,that will keep body
and soul together. The can'.talist, who
knows no want, whose chief occupation is gambling in lands, mines, railways, factories and human lives, keeps
all the wealth the worker produces
but cannot buy. In all leading capitalist countries there is a condition of
chronic starvation and unemployment
on the one hand and magnificence and
extravagance en the other. In the.
early years of the capitalist era there
were disastrous crises caused by the
production of greater quantities of
wealth than the workers with their
starvation w-asres and the capitalists
with their enormous profits could buy.
But along with its profit gr'ndinar.
capitalism shapes the means for its
own destruction'. With the growth of
machinery and the coueen|ration of
industry, the nature of the workers
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other wav out of the machine-made
rut. the worker joins hands with the
hundreds and thousands of fellow-
workmen with whom the system
brings ,-hlm into contact. His aim.
then, becomes revolutionary; his only
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communication," and "such other
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does he contemplate news gathering,
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TO clean up my winter stock and make room for new spring goods, I am having one grand clean up sale.    I am giving the greatest
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n   u
Ex. Double Sweater "     2.50
Sweater Coats
Heavy Tweed Pants-
Men's Heavy Serge Shirts, all colors, Black,
Brown, Green, Red, Navy.
Reg. $1.50. Clean up price  $1,20
Ex. Heavy All Wool Working Shirts
Reg, 2.00 -       $1,35
100 Shirts to clean up at      ■      65c
Fine Nova Scotia Wool Underwear
Reg. $1.25 - - $1,00
50 pairs Men's Rubbers - 25C
High Overshoes • • 2.55
Felt Boots - • - 2.00
Caps to clean up at     •   5QC. 75C. 95C
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Velour Calf Button Boot 5.SO
Heavy Box Calf Blucher 4*00
Heavy Oil Tan        " 3,50
Tan Elk Blu. lOin.top 6.80
Men's Suits
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I How the Charity Trust is Making
War Upon Mothers Pension Law
'I Grow Hair, I Do"
Fac-similes of Prof. A. Garlow
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Meat and 'women who doubt that
there is a charity trust in the United'
States wliich has capitalized poverty
and is resisting all efforts to reduce
that capital are invited -toconsider
the status of .mothers''' pensions jn
In the autumn of 1912, prior to the
election of a new State Legislature, a
movement was started iu favor of a
tew jn "Pennsylvania which would entitle .the poor another of dependent
children to a regular sum of money
from the public treasury. Obvioua
and unanswerable arguments in .favor
of the plan were advanced. These arguments are easy to grasp, even lor a
public dominated by the selfishness of
the present age.
A-ccordlng to\oth religious teachers
and .norellgious politicians, the woman
w-o toears children fulfills a duty.
The duty may be to God, or it may be
to the State; bourgeoise society -agrees
that cMld-*bearing is a woman's duty.
That is the first premise of those who
advocate mothers' pensions.
It is also a proved condition that it
costs twice as much to maintain a
child in an asylum as it does to maintain the same child in its own home.
Mark you, not one of the professional
charity officers, social workers, asylum superintendents, and others who
compose the personnel of the American Charity Trust, has denied or even
seriously attempted to deny the above
statement. * ■ „,
This economy argument made a
powerful appeal to the middle class
business man, and even to his big brother, who is also getting tired being
milked by those smug dairymen whose
activities radiate in all directions from
the Russell Sage Foundation in New
York City.
One argument in particular hit the
reasonable progressives between the
eyes; "Educating children used to be
a private affair," *we said.   "Then it
self and her children from society.,
withbut;, going -Jtttb a factory io work,
or >frem invested capital.
Without'-■■'•daring to come into the
open aud say they were opposed to
mothers' .pensions, the Charity Trust
But iwhen all the foi-malities ap-1 /?
peared to have been observed the
Charity Trust played its trump card
Boss Bill Finn needs the Pittsburgh
branch of the Charity Trust in his
■business.   The Auditor General of the
agents 'and, lobbyists made the most J State is a Progressive party man and
cesperate efforts to stem the tide 'must jump when Flinn pulls the string,
wliich threatened to take the baby out ■ The Charity Trust told Flinn what it
of the asyluni and give it back to its j wanted done; Flinn pulled the string
mother. They said: "We have not [and the Auditor General refused to
decided that .mothers' pensions are i pay out money under the Sheatz Law
wrong in principle. We only say that > "for fear" it was unconstitutional!
no way has been devised yet to admin- \ Here we have a mothers' pension law
■which nobody but himself has said is
Attorney   General Bell   nnis:   jntss
upon the law, said Winn's man.    Bell
was in   Europe.    Get  that?    In   the
rse cf eternal time, Bell got .back.-
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ister the -pensions without great danger of graft." That dread-of-graft talk
by organized charity workers, by the
way, cracked a lot of sore lips last
When the Legislature met a number '. Cour
of mothers' pensions bills were introduced. Some of them were fearful
'botches, The best of the lot was offered by State Senator. Sheatz. Sheatz
was up against it in a way. We have
no decent juvenile court system in
Pennsylvania to which the administration of mothers' pensions might have
been intrusted. Sheatz had to devise
a system of county trustees appointed by the Governor.
At the House .hearing on these bills,
the Charity Trust had a big delegation
of spellbinders ipresent, headed by an
"unofficial"' gentleman named Little,
from Pittsburgh. Little, formerly a
minister of the gospel, has since been
promoted to head the Society for Organizing Charity in Philadelphia.
Little and his friends told the lawmakers that it would be a mistake to
pension poor mothers. Was he opposed to the principle? Little was asked 'by the single spokesman present for
the law. Oh, no; he did not oppose
the 'principle, Little explained, he
merely opposed putting the principle
info practice.   The one spokesman for
Large Airy Rooms &
Good Board
the bill appeared to know enough
„ . , , „ ; about organized charity and its tae-
was made a public affair and th© we - .t,C8 t0 let the ]awmakers see through
to-do were taxed to educate the cJiH-1 Little's game. So, the Sheatz bill was
dren of the poor. They are so taxed li>;lS3ed finallj, and signe(i bv the Gov.
today.    Heme life,  decent food  and^,.-,^,.
| .warm   clothing are pre-essentials   of I    _. ' ..,, ,*• „ .       ,    „ .„  ir,,„
education.   Private charity cannot pro-! v ™e bill became a law April   9. 1913.
I Vide these things; it confesses that it:-^ a «n«1®' "?° hef t l)ension has
cannot, and takes the children of the ; Jeen P31" unfler lt t0 aaCl3'
poor away from their mothers and * In the first place. Governor Tener
herds them in asylums. Now, then, j went to sleep, traveled over the coun-
we propose to recognize society's cb- i try, attended baseball games, made
ligation to the woman who bears chil- speeches    and    played    politics  ofor
j dren to the extent of insuring her that | months before he began to name the
she shall have enough to support them
And we added: "The State taxes the
rich .'o educate the poor as a matter
of protective public policy. We ask
you to give every child the benefit of
Its own mother's attention on t.he
same grounds of public policy." This
kind cf talk won tiatutory recognition
county trustees. Another delay was
caused by reason of each county having to appropriate a sum equal to the
State's appropriation iu order to profit
by the law. v
The Charity" Trust did all it, could
to get its assassins on the boards cf
county 'trustees so thay may stab the
law in the back when it gets to work-
tifl^'e   ,.*l«vV,.   tr.   r,    U..1.-..T   tr.™   I.«—    I I— —     - .- -. ..... . *
He examined the Sheatz law aud said
he was not prepared to call it unconstitutional. Xow it was up to the Auditor
General again. He stalled around,
writing letters to the Philadelphia
County trustees, for three or four more
months ard finally gave Allegheny
County <Pittsburgh) $500 of its initial
expense money. v
Ph!''.adshl;ia then demanded some
money. "S'oti can't have any," replied
the Charity Trust Auditor General,
"because the $500 I pve to Pittsburgh
is going to be the hasis of a suit to
tost the constitutionality of the law."
But the Auditor General would not
say WiHO intended to bring the test
suit, nor how he learned of it, nor
WHEN the suit would be brought.
Some time somebody is going to question this laiw, therefore the thousands
of 'poor mothers and their tens of
thousands of children can keep on
rotting and going to Hell! That sums
i:.;> Auditor General Powell's attitude.
And all this time the "social workers" have dodged publicity and kept
their hands off so far as the people at
large can see. In the dark they have
been strangling the Sheatz, Law to
death and causing the deaths of scores
of women who are killing themselves
at work in an effort to save their
babies from asylums.
It is hard to say what the outcome
will be. Here is oar guess. Iu a few
days a mandamus suit will be brought
to compel Auditor General Powell to
honor the requisitions of the Philadelphia trustees. In this fight the Charity Trust, is really in the last ditch.
If the whole thing now goes into cour
the decision is as likely to be white as
black. When any court kills such a
measure as the'Mothers' Pension Law
it fastens the recall noose a little
tighter around the neck. Our private
bet is that the SheaU Law will stand
the test. -Vou must remember there
were about 100.000 Socialist votes
cast in Pennsylvania at the last elec-
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Labor Forward
A. McDougall, Mgi
By Joseph E. Cohen
The 19H couventlott of the American Federation of Labor will be held
i in Philadelphia.
should be made possible for working-
men's children to enter such universities.
The Central Labor Union, which did
j a Rood piece of work in -supporting the
striking garment workers (although lt
might have done much more), Is about
jto open permanent  headquarters  for
the -spread of union agitation, under
they did not want the thin edge df the
wedge entered.
The Women
Respecting woman suffrage, we are
very short on getting women into th©
movement in Connecticut—that is,
married women. Tlie exempt stamp
limitation has been a thing which has
hampered us.   The ikrcnan Camrade-s,
Uon^Md'th^fad^ guidance of the State Federation ] also, object to the women coming into
PWtafftf^ «?_«?rti?f."?» I thl!movement:.. w« !»«*?. however, tx
Philadelphia needs the convention
hecausa It sorely requires the spirit of
federation, the spirit of solidarity.
The general attitude of the working
people In the city ls favorable to unionism.   Of that there Is no doubt.
One has only to re-member the general strike of more than 100,000 men
and women In KM0 to be admired that!*".  Irrespective o
the city leans toward unionism.   E»-i way ^
thus to place ItseM In !lne with the' woman correspondent who Is allowed
policy formulated *y President Maur- j $3 a month for postage and ls hirer. I nUhed enve!cpes.   8he sends a copy
The printing -1radii  expect  every j # 'bt> ift!er^ wl!hes J? ,*en<? 0Ut
branch of the industry to he represent- j to ">e State, Office where It Is inlmeo-
ed:  they expect the different crafts
to unite as one body, and they expert
to push a campaign for the unlonmniB
We Are Ready to Scratch
off your bill any item of lumber not
found just as we represented. Ther»
is no Hocus pocus in
This Lumber Business
When you -Aiu spruce we do not
seud you hemlock. When you buy
first class lumber we don't slip in a
lot. of culls. Thoso who buy once from
is always come again. Those who
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are taking chances they wouldn't encounter if tb?y bought their lumber
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Manufacturers of and Dealers in all kinds of Rough
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\u dally when it l« recalled that ihou.
sands cf employees of unfair eB*a*> j
liKliments, such even nn the subsidise] i
Suuon hat factory, Joined In the de-j
:i enstration against the TrncUon!
Trust, j
.Aloroovtr. 1; ua-s :i period when con-
a rns  like   the   Baldwin   Locomotive
\V»rk* were phuketi  loose from the!
1.1. ci'injm iii.il!)* hy liM'lr ploim or im- ■
p.i.is tiviit'ix   Ai;j while, UiUeu alto-,
!?.♦•!!:er. It im-.ua <on»idPrable sacrifice
hi ihi* part of U-« masses who parti-1
ciliated, it also made labor history,      I
lint at this day there is lacking ihe
omiulxliiK forc&< to join the workers !
In this er<\it«'sf rf ill American Indus-'
irial fitis's Into a compart body. ;
Tin*  h the ta«k that   wait* to i»e'
il tu*' nnd nju*t b« don>«.
Hicausc it is .primarily an Imtagttiai i
city, It fa'is to tin; lot of the working
<la*s to Join th«'!r unicii* md political
imriy and lay and cirrv out plan* to
T,fk»» ;io»»fii»l)in ofalt tho ri'.y'n .irf'v!-
:i< ■«.
tfurh organizations »!ll m«»an asonp
' S'crl KTl'i  li-lVor fnr ll'* tr*.'* 0* \y" *
jStndfi whose live* are tx»fng sapp-ml In
tlie mills, shops and stores:  It will
nn -mi security »f«in»t d!*ea*«*; It wil
ii,t-.*u ».,Ui«- tlui.i.. (ur *.!*-'! u;t»|.rit i
to otilm   lh** opportuntt:*'* of rhil*!-
First class Morsei for tal*.    §     Hut much mon* than direct «•< otw m-
X ic benefit Is involved.   Tbe < Hy'« <*<lu
• jrational faiilltl-fft. from «h«* K'nlvrrsHy
•oys Wor#n o*i Cowmlslon    Ajof I'eiiswyliaiatt dawn. ur« *<>aten »hm>
& bj Ihe c,«nc#r of tii« basliie**.   Th#r»
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_ _     ■' IVurml'tani* *', va\i 1 •.**■ its onn is:,':
Gtonn Barton    Phone 78 I »«*rsni., instead ** thm* »hwh nr*
■ the snhsldtarte* of the eoriwritions
A«i«»   Hi*in   !•   trtu,    tftmtt    nkp   it
The buildliiK trait's have pulled to-
Bother as an Ini'nntry for some time.
More concerted act len is need* I. however, In oth< :• trades.
Hut ubou* all else Ik needed the re-
ss'utlim to nisp tlt*« wnrklnc clue*
from It* present position of Inferiority
to the (HjiM.us of Industry. To put It
h'ltmiy, it w'H tt:;t hurt If !nk>rr tocjrln-j
■:t» leak down ir,:nn. Instead of u\\ -to,
the men cf cijilt;)! who havn, for th«»lr
private ■profit, laid wafte to the jitso-
ji'e's rt >otircf■»,
l-<-t n '.'•' ,» full ln'jor forward iiiavt-
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i'jtiiniii*n ti> »he fociaiists. not ac a
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n'o tho la >; t* inf»ii*m«i sh»«I jt-nH»!!*t
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toave the «-ot:fid«nt-f of t ;-.«• main l*ody I
of iho tra.'i- iinb.fi fii->v«-»i^nt of I'^ii*
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liailt'n on tli ■ tfCunottilr tii'd. as *r!l
a* on iln- iwlitlcal Ht-H*
Every Comrade a Most
I am (miii-* to do all that I t>»n Itt
my humble *.i> to a#*; tm* Worlalls-i
jiarty do*n tu i.i'ui'tlcii] vioii,. uiul
nut to hnio th *r h* *'* lit lh«> ulmidi,
-lhi« ls 'ho liai-ln tttmtt «ht<-h we ar»*
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In ^he f#ar. kMp ui> the axlttttlon aii
the tinn*. Mood tin* »!»*•* with d'.slH-
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ari'? hy p*r#rtn*' 'ri»nva»»>. tr.iltrj >our
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v* Irji in t-\tty t'imii,\,,o the i|.'*!re t<»
i <-ti ail! i-utitrd hi*. u*n UiOMUii-bt.
tvf»* i wttfiln otory fomrade th»«
mt-..i',.un :h*l ho kitniM-tt IBtast l,o
rlahi witli tho >nr«»tilatti>«*m tr l» u »#>
..,- ,.,i.r m eutM, »u*t *• ar* ciiina to
In Aetwar to Qu««t<«et
In answering a qtieailoii upon k*gla-
h"Mt 'tic'j'i. •f-.tmarni*- H*k-M4oUi ***.«i.
Two y#*ar* »fo a  minlmnm  wng*
bonrd was undfr «H«t««a|«n     It wa*
-sraphed. This letter is sent out with i
• several leaflets to the women of the i
j Btate, Th*** woman stiffraRe move- *
i mem has atlojded the moving uleturt*
form of jtropaKandit In Conneotkut,
j and thu Socialist, women are behind It. *
I The Rand School
! How do you keep'track of the pea- ;
'■ i»le inicri'stt'd by a speakrr In a town?
As to tht* new nictivber that comos ,
Into tin* locnl the Hand School Cor-
r*cs|i:iit:'p|u-<* t'ntr-i'* In, ! bfiiov**, "hi*
thii.;' that Is jt.tt.'tii? io help to educate
h'tn, Wi» n.vil to (ItHate the new
im-m-tirm thnt i;i't« imo tht* local*
ThroiiKh thi- Hani Sclm^l ("otirfe thin
• liui'i.-jr!)   has  '..ct'otni'   nsr.ro  uysti'm-
Mik, and in liit.iiiz ta, I b IS«*v«', urctlinf
tltllHO  m''tt)lll'f». Till'  tit'tt'   tilt,!!ib»>r is
' -ttlt-d thl*i vv:i> mil tli:tl  »;i)   by JU'W
i* lijiu,  tn d   I' l» a   ei ml  ili'til our
Follow Up cf Sympathizers
AJtcr th" tt-.f :iV, t ui-** ;!ir"!'ig!i «it!t
It!** (.jifecl!, *■■•< 'i-i tri '-'■• Af r.rimes
j' till rhvuo wim atU'ii '«< I tlie MU'etlni
'ii our locally, hi ,| fiV.t■ .*, tin nt with
literature, and «IUi *>*th it:.'' x-iU**
hIU-t m lerniiii nti'i'h m <•! 1',,-n' ' 'Hint
u attctiier ih'ntj '!;i' iiiii»: '••   '.v*,ir;,i *
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extcil   thniugb   mf'Hltr.'"     Mi'wi'ikic
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U *» .»i-n' ««•)• revoNiril.   T!i'*,« jH-fH-it;*
'ire trrneii tt.rouiell tl.e t.< in'-,   n- ; r 1
* In nt tIm* meititi*.  A *«>«.! i;«r uf »* rei-
liii'hi/i'M U ccinn'.lul i'i (!»-* *'X
J. L. GATES, Proprietor
Fernie, B. C.
The  Leading Commercial Hotel of the City
Rates $2.50 per day
With Private Bath $3.00
Fire Proof Sample
Rooms in Connection
Imperial Bank of Canada
$10,000,000       Capital Paid Up
Total Assau	
Capital Autheritcd   .
Reserve and Undivided Profits         8.I0O.000
Arrowh«io  Crjnbfooh, fsrme, Golden,   Kamtccpa,   Michel,   Nalson,..
Rsvtlsionf. VsitCJver and Victoria
imcmi 4ii<*iM«d on depot't* at crrtr.i rata from dat« ni a«p^»>>
rt.i*.,..k.  itfiM.Qn A. M. O-AIN, Mjn*y«l
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t* ,"*tt-*nda
tit'-  '- kot
Two Home Women
•ir EDMimt* wai.ki:m. c.v.o, I.I..H.. n.cu iv«w»m
Ccairral M«nti«ri
ions airii
AKiiunt (Wtwritl Mannar
Talked about Hair CAP|TA|" »i».ooo,ooo     rest, $12,500,000
Intercut at thc current rate is allowed on ,-tli doposii, of $1 and
apward*.   Carclfat •il«ntion i»gi%en ta every ......imt    Sm.*tU accounts
T«u noinen mm ti» nw nioto th*
othor da>. *ti-**ii one tf ii>t-m aald:
'M>. I.l,* ,irt'l\i >uur limir look*'
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h»lr s^oas a lot of sn- >ro»»m#*niT"
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L. A. •. WACK, sssnaatf rtnwf  SNANCH
:   »!nr# tho IntwdiiMlmi or ViaOROt.' hit* a wt.iin mmh*r of r*vrn*entn*
iInto Canada tfc« ml* hat hem ph#- »5»«s on  fie bmnt   and  lhat  th*f
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Boot and Shoe Department
We will sell as a
week end special,
Saturday and
Monday only, a
full range of sizes,
in high- grade
Footwear, well-
known makes
such as*The Empress Shoe. The
Kelindo Shoe, and
T h e McPherson
These are exceptional values,
so don't fail to inspect these good.
Litdicis' Black Vici Kid Hlucher Boots, patent
tips, medium nnd high heels. Regular $8.75 to $5.00.
Special   $2.75 pair
Ladies Patent Colt Blucher Boots, in .several different styles, with cloth or matt kid tops.    Regular $4.00* to $5.50.
Special  $2.75 pair
Ladies' Patent Colt Button Boots, with nwitt kid
tops, new and up-to-date lasts.   Regular $4.50 and
Special ,  . $2.75 pair
Ladies' Gun Metal Blucher Boots, stylish and
.serviceable for .spring wear.    Retrular $4.25 and
Special  $2.75 pair
Ladies' Tan Calf and  Chocolate Kid Blucher
Boots, good stvlish and comfortable Shoes.   Regular $4.00 and $4.50.
Sfpecial ".  $2.75 pair
See our Bargain Tables for these goods
One big assortment in all colors and sizes.
25 per cent from marked prices.
Dandy little_Coats in Teddy Bear, Pale Green,
Regular $5.50 for $1.95
Show distinctive style
features that you'll want
to know about.
is a mighty good time to
i'.»me in nnd select your
Spring Hat. Our full
spring line is here for
*i.'-   nspectien.
* On display in our big window.
1914   Spring Sis   1914
* New Styles for Spring 1914 J
* The kind of hats you want *
| to wear. |
Made to your
measure by the
Century Tail-
ore or Copply,
Noyes & Randall, or the
Win. H. Leish-
man Co., the
tailors iVho
make a specialty of young
men ' s styles.
Th e fit and
w or lvinanslup
i s absolutely
guaranteed to
you to be perfect.
New samples
have just arrived from the
above tailors.
"We."advise ordering your
Easter Suit
n o w .and be
sure of the best
200  different designs.    Best  quality   English
Prints, free from filling and a gpod Ayearer.
8 yards for  ................ $1.00
New styles, every wanted design and color, a
special purchase giving you the, benefit of a big
cash discount.   Regular to $1.25, for v,. 50c each
A big assortment of Flannel Blonses, every size
and color.   Value up tx. <$3 (a, ix      95c each
Your unrestricted choice of any trimmed or un-
trimmed Hat in.the store, regardless of former
price, at .., :  $1.00
 Any Sweater^ Coat in stock, every stize and style.
"InMeTTj^MonarcirK^ grades.
1-3 from Regular Price
A big shipment just opened up, embracing all the
newest patterns and cloths for curtain material;
every width, every color, every design.
From 25c to $1.00 yard
■Made in a real good quality nett, strong and
durable: white only  75c pair
See Print Window for These Goods
Every color and svery size, good fitting and good
wearing Dresses.   Any Dress in stock
y2 Regular Price
Our complete stock offered at % regular price.
Ready-to-wear, 2nd floor.
Grocery Department
2 in 1 Blaek 3 tins     .25
Gilt Edge Shoe Polish per bottle     .20
Robin Hood Rolled Oats 8 lb. sack     .30
Canada First Cream, small size . per tin     .10
Evaporated Peaches  2 lbs.     .25
Evaporated Apples  2 lbs.     .25
Pumpkin, 3 lb. tins  2 for     .25
Puritan Seeded Raisins, 12 oz. ... 4 packages     .25
Holland Herring per lb.     .10
Shorts 100 lb. sack. 1.30
Bran 100 lb. sack 1.25,
Tuxedo Jelly Powder 4 packages     .25
Mazda Electric Lamp, 40w llOv each     .50
Mazda Electric Lamp, 25w llOv each     .45
Mazda Electric Lamp, low llOv ... J.. each     .40
Lard  . : 3 lb. tin    .45
Lard  5 lb. tin     .85
Sliced Boneless Ham .' per lb.     .28
Sliced Bacon per lb.     .28
Paragon Mixed Pickles 40 oz. glass     ,2b
Paragon Sweet Pickles 40 oz. glass     .40
Heinz Pork and Beans ".. large     .25
Simcoe Pork and Beans 2 tins     .25
Pears' Unscented Toilet Soap 2 bars     .25
Nugget Tar Soap (j for     .25
Rogers' Pure Cane Syrup 5 lb. tin     .40
Special Blend Bulk Tea 3 lb. 1.00
Standard Canned Peas per tin     ,10
Early June Peas ..; 2 tins     .25
Turnips  18'lbs.     .25
Carrots 15 ]bs.     .25
New Zealand Onions 4 lbs.     .25
White Swan Washing Powder 20
Reacting Washing Machines each 7.50
Royal Canadian Wringer ,  4.25
Broken lines picked from our stock after inventory. Splendid Wool Vests in the best known
makes, shown in White and Cream and long sleeves.
Regular up to $2.50 for 50c each
^Ye_Mr<: Pf0^ £* this line.   10 dozen only, low
™culhmmd- short ^sleeves,- high  collar and long
sleeves.   The best value for $1.00 ever offered in
Fernie.  Extra        $1Q0
Money Saving Prices
The Store of
Tho Fernie Dancing Assembly will
give a "lard limes" uatico in tne Victoria Hal!, particulars of which will be
announced shortly.
If you are bothered with headaches,
squint or cross-eye, or tt the glasses
you now wear are unsatisfactory, consult Dr. Kllburger, optical specialist,
ii< " ■'• <.«t)'» drug store, on Saturday
ud Monday, March 7 and 9, from 9
*.m. to 6 pjn.
Th© subjects at the Methodist
Church for February 22nd will be: 11
a,m., "(iood Haters": 7..W p.m., "Our
Unfinished Task." League on -Monday, 8 p.m., will take the form of a
nodal evening. Midweek nervlce S p.
m. Sunday School and Bible Class
on Sunday, 2M p.m. Kveryono in
mad* welcome.
To give an opportunity to all who
wish 10 learn to dar.fe. there will be a
class opened on Monday n<*xt. Feb. 23.
to run twenty lessons. Por Information as to dances taught, tsrms, etc,
-rail at Victoria Hall nny evening n*>«
weok from 7 until (Wo o'clock. Only
«t llr"'*-n'1 number r;in b<» ncrnmmodi.t-
ed.  Get in early.
The marriage of Mr. W. N. Mohon-
■tro, of the Trites-Wood staff, and Miss
Bernlco Goodman was solemnized on
Monday, Feb. 16th, at tbe home of the
bride's parents, 12 Howland Ave., by
Hev. D. M. Perley. Mr. and Mrs. Man
tin Mobondro, of Kalispell, Mont,
parents of the groom, were In town
for the ceremony.
The energetic members of the Esther Rebekah Lodge brought off their
social and dance ln the Victoria Hall
on Tuesday evening, and, in spite of
several other attractions, secured an
attendance cf between three and four
hundred people. The sisters know
bow a social of this description should
be run and they handled same with the
skill of specialists. On Tuesday evening the crowd present had an opportunity of seeing and appreciating tbe
efforts of the Kebekah Ixtdge, and the
fact that so many were present is Indicative that they were only repeating
past performances.
Mr. Jack Lundle auctioneered the
bankets and succeeded In wheedling
something between eighty and ninety
dollar* from the sterner set present.
Several rather severe practical Jokes
were played by the donors of the baskets, but, all was taken in good part
and at the end ot the sale the various
purchasers sought the lady's name
contained in the basket and enjoyed,
In most cases, a very substantial supper.
The dance was kept going until the
early hours of the morning and all returned thoroughly satisfied with one
of the best "four bit" socials ever held
in Fern It.
Scorching Denunciation
of McBride Government
is Made by John Place
Tom <Marks and his popular company will play a return engagement
at ihe Grand Theatre for two nights
commencing next Monday night, Feb.
i'3. iThe play chosen for tbe opening
night Is "The Sweetest Girl in4>lxie."
In tbls comedy Mr. Marks assumes a
role which Is excruciatingly funny and
is characteristic of his mirth radiating
personality. This genial person will
appear In an entirely new repertoire
of plays. .Besides "Tbe Sweetest flirt
in Dixie" he wHI appear in "A Soldier
of France." In this comedy this
Irraslstable fun maker will continue
to tickle the risibilities of bis patrons
with hts quaint wit and Irish humor.
Remember, two new plays at special
price* Seats ran be re-nerved at hox
Special for Saturday Matinee and Eveninnr
" REX" (Fishf r-Leonard) Drama.   Paraffine on wheel used to detect culprit In
The Thumb Print
During trouble that ensues culprit is shot by friend in mistake.
Rife with exciting incidents, and stirring action and also several scenes of methods
of hydraulic mining.
Sped ill Monday
Jane Gale and Wm. Shay in remarkable portrayal of stage
His Hour of Triumph
Two R*»H •« Imp"
Applause of multitudes ring in
ear as news of wife's death reaches
newly acclaimed actor.
Sp«Gliai  Wednesday
"Victor* Warren Kerrigan Drama
New "U" Star Plays Multitude
of Characters in
The Restless Spirit
Three Reels
Warren Kerrigan introduces
himself   to     Universal    patrons
through medium of wonderful allegorical play.
W*rn ttrrign Itttft h Tin lititt' Virtt Dirt Cimt
See ni'i of the above. They're great
Socialist Member Supports Resolution
of Want of Confidents in Provincial
Government In Long Speech Which
Makes Premier Squirm in Seat—Demands Fair Treatment or Threatens
Organised Fight by Coal Miners.
VICTORIA. "T<$r~i3.-Mr.    John
Placo spoke for two hours and twenty
minutes today In support of his resolution of want of confidence Ib the
iMcllride government on account ot
Its failure to take action retarding the
coal mine dispute on Vancouver I*
land.   For the first hour he spoke
hesitatingly, evidently feeling keenly
tbe position In which he Is placed, but
gradually he warmed up and overcoming his nervousness, commenced
to -make Uie premier and attorney-ran-
eral squirm with barbed darts of ridicule for their Ineptitude In dealing
with the situation.   Had the -premier
shown tho slightest moral courage, he
declared, conditions culminating in thc
calling out of the mllltla would never
had existed.
Time after time Mr. Place got under the premier's skin and caused Mm
to lean forward with hts face red with
Indication.. Hon. W. J. Dowser at
.ill times listened with keen Interest
or pretended boredom, but many of
his thrusts caused the government
kujj|ioru:r« 10 laugh uufeellngly at tbe
ministers. When Mr. Place was es-
p-eHniiy biting In his satire, Speaker
Ivbtrts ru-slled Wm to speak within
th« sccpe of the resolution, though
many Hmts h« wandered from the exact point and tne members listened
with keen appreciation.
in opening, be pointed out that the
mining industry is peculiarly daager-
on?*, wliMi fart 11. r<.txsu.ict'u u,
cut U'uUUUoi. designed to protect
miners. Vet, In spite of that, ho ex-
ciiiim'd.    the   premier,   wnen   tailed
I       f,*(tf^'(».lh"     H"     i*f-*ittil**rt9i   r.9     -mM*
, iHtm   r«|i«aiedly   by   deputation   or
 '. .  ,.,\t,i it. ,itt-st"«(tu<u   'iim wi4ii*»
Ir.id commenced in ScptemlH'r,  Wi.
and no trouble arose until August.
, M*'i. ttitix 1 (hi. wily otHsuse the min-
en* wrre maddened'-by the attitude of
h<* managi'ment of the Canadian Colli . *
•olid rive StamMded
»<f.rrlnit to his resolution of last
Kenton, asking that Messrs. Ttsdall,
Miller and himself be appointed a
commitsee  to  investigate the causae
of the trouble, ho said the only eWeet
it had was to stampede the Vancouver
■vt.'rhft- ?n',j .{.Mutadtng an fnwrtf-
jfaiion Into the coal supply  of that
Mr J'taer. ui^n -ehsrred that no
t'.rike bad been Intended, but that
*ln n th« minora qui! work one day, to
rf!*ru»t tft« matter of MotUshaWs die-
tii'tttl. *h" rr.lr.fi owjwrs had setred
ih- iwvitrAiu,'.) to declare s lockout
'W'mi 11. :Uf ilMoren*?* l»e'w*'#P "■•
1... .4,9^,*-',,,..- fr,,m ■»(,,, Anicrt'*an irftfe
.;:.!  iw.i,.   nuaaftr* from  the aaste
wwfrvr he ssked.   nnd   tlten   we*
■ -fried fo denounce Manager Cooleon.
nf the Csfisdiaa Collleriee. aa one who
always had troublo with miners
wherever he was, In toot, he added,
"I understand that when he came
to thle country from Pennsylvania he
left there because of a strike he had
Fear Discharge     »
Men are afraid to comply with the
coal mines regulation act, he said, because they know if they report gas
tbey will he discharged. If the gas
committee appointed from the men
makes a report and reports gns In a
mine, what is their position? If they
don't report gas and an accident occurs, they are fired and condemned
by public opinion, while If they do
their duty and report gas when they
find it. tbe mine manager flree thnn.
He asked the minister of mines this
when the delogntfon waited on him
last year, he said, and it Is a question which bas never been answered.
"It has been answered f McBride
"When!" challenged Mr. Place. "It
might have been to you. tout not to me
yet.'' (Laughter.) ' I am much obliged for the lieutenant-governor, In his
opening speech, noting there was mine
trouble on Vancouver Island," he said.
"I wonder he noticed It at all."
Criticises Magistrate
Discussing the disorders on the ls-
Innd. he was particularly host iln to
Magistrate Kln^son, "If I had any
little hoys or girls," he said, "I would
point that man out to them as an
example of the lowest type of degrsd ••
tion to which a man tan descent."
Mimpson, be said, spoke of tm *#o»nen
summoned before him, the wives of
miners. In a way. that to put it mildly,
was most unbecoming. "With tech
tinn hitidllnir fhe slttiatioi, while r
lm to no intention of break !<*u the laws
flf    fV>'«     ritlltotoi'      t     oil*     t9t* -.*.*,•     rnti
whew I could be in sach % p«wieion
n,.c,k- i ttutM im *io*4.<tu .suo 4»ru^4-
ing them and enjoy It." He then
wsrned the government that by their
treatment ot sinkers they are turning
them Into beings who will later turn
nnd rend society wjIpss fair Justice
ntVusslttg tba special police, his
contempt wss unbounded. He criticised their qualifications and discipline, and said he saw many with
whiskey snd -revolvers en them. "Give
a apeeial policeman a bottle ol whiskey
and a gun. and you have • man reedy
Tor snrt.Mmr frim htacknialttttg pro*-
tltutea to supporting the present gov.
emmeM." If the snerisls had W« Is
trailorm. they wo«it<j have been ne-
spected. hot the type ef men use I en
tb*; work Inftam«d the populace by
their actions.
■liter Against Colonel
Colonel   Hall   h«   was   isrtkuUrlv
b-itier again?, **i>*-*ialv tor turnmed-
A"f tho htU "irk'-.l tv[!tt ;u>:u.   T&cre
.were U00 mea lo a small hall, be
|piM, and -Tom-net ffuff wnnteif them
alf ont In two minutes. Had there been
• staaspede or rash to get oat. Hall
was Just fool enough to oraer his mew
to shoot.
Discussing tho interview in the Colonist-with Mr. Bowser "at the outbreak
of ithe trouble; he ridiculed the at-
torney-gen^rars remarks and added.
The attorney-general muit have Just
started his mouth talking, and gono
away and left It running (laughter)
otherwise he would never have aald
what be did."
.VR.eff/.riDg„t0 Shoebotham's remarks
that IMr. Bowser would .break the
sinkers' spirit, he asked, was he run-
n ng a strike breaking "Joint" or an
aUoraey-eeuerars office. And again
when I and four other men went
down for a preliminary hearing we
»ful '» *«» «"«» with one policeman.
When CW. Hall wanted to arrest a
man he took fifty soldiers, six troopers, a magistrate with tho riot act,
end then thought he didn't have
enough."   (laughter.)
Mr. Parker Williams: "A drunk
magistrate at that."
Set of Tin Soldiers
Mr. Place: "Hall was like a big
hoy with a new set of tin soldiers."
(Laughter.) He proceeded to point
out that when th* explosion in thc
mine at .Merritt occurred Sir Richard
McBride bad urgent business In the
Old Country. So again when be saw
the strike troubles coming, "orob-
ably he went to hunt up that Job be
Is after." (Laughter.) He has been
ttylng for it long enough and has my
beat wishes and I hope he gets it.
Then we will have a real minister of
2Ito,V8St J* *l»l«»' '*' 'he Cans-
dlan Collieries."
Discussing the Jail conditions, he
flescribeil them aa beyond doscrto-
tion unices he mentioned things that
■in the view or presence of ladies In
the house would transgress the idws
of decency. One mother whose son
was sentenced to two years asked the
warden of the Jail if he would notify
hor If the hoy became ill. The warden
answered: "We'll notify you to come
That ls what we'll notify you of."
and remove the dead body of that boy.
A dead silence fell on the house,
the silence of amasement "Would
ovon Siberia furnish an example of
brutality to equal that?" Mr. Place
Scorching Denunciation
Thn he worked up 000 of the
most scorching denunciation* of the
government ever heard in the house.
"We demand, we demand enforce-
ment of tbe law." he said, "the absolute, earnest, impartial enforcement
of it. Let the government take warning. The coal mines regulation aet
must he amended and enforced or you
win find w« shall organise and wo will
have organisations thst wHI fight and
rlrnt until tht* government 1* remot
ed. We are not to be put off by
promises. When we organise, and
organise as only coal miners can, look
out.   Don't drive us that far."
He closed with » denunciation of
MoHrldo's ineptitude which made the
latter uncomfortable. Ills words came
like a flood and immediately be had
concluded the premier moved the adjournment. He will reply to Mr. Place
on iMonday
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