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THE DISTRICT LEDGER, PERNIE, B. C, JUNE 20,1914.
Jn.
$1.00 A YEAR
Colorado Strikers
Big Benefit Dance
*v By reading the following:, contributed by one
of your officers, who has seen and knows, will give
you an Idea of the people whom the Dance will
benefit. They are real men and women -- heroes
whose deeds historians may never record-but the
greatest and most loyal adherents of freedom
thro every age. Tickets are 50 cents and the
Dance Is on Monday, June 22nd.
'AJ..
The whole <*- mdneworkers of the
State ot Colorado were . called on
strike in September last, atter several
unsuccessful attempts to settle a
strike in the northern part of the
State, .which bad- - involved several
thousand men and. their families for
over -three and "one-Half years up to
that time. '■•■-:
.That the condition of the worker
, iu Colorado was unbearable Is conclusively demonstrated by the unanimity with which tte*ey< obeyed the order
to ease.work, although for the most
part they were unorganized. The
hired thugs and gunmen, who are the-
very, in-carnation'of everything brutal,
fiendish and murderous, .have at all
times 'persecuted viciously and persistently any one showing the least sympathy - towards labor organizations.
Yet in spite of this and systematic
.-Mlmidgutlon, on, September 23rd la^t,
i5 -per cent of Uie men laid down their
'tools and responded to-the call during
the first week..
Naturally, eome of the few who. remained bad had. all tlieir manhood
crushed out .years ago with threats
which, were many times,carried into
'practice. Strange as it may appear to
the average individual wbo has not
studied the cause of the various industrial struggles taking place, five of
the seven demands the mine -workers
of southern Oolorado. are making of
•the coal operators are covered by the
State taw and are as follows:
An eight-hour workday for all men
"employed in the mines. ...
- (The right to   belong   to   a   laibor
—union;—— r^—:	
The abolition of the truck store and
script system.
A.The-semimonthly pay-day..
IThe right to' employ checkwedgh-
men.
In'addition to the above demands,
thatnlrielfe are asking for a small increase in wages that.will place them
on an 6q«al footing with the organised
, miners •- of Wyoming and. other districts, sad are also demanding the
abolition df the vicious guard system.'
President of tbe United 'Mine Workers'Jno JP. White, when interviewed
by the New York Independent a few
daya ago, said, la part, as follows:
kWho mine workera of southern) Colorado engaged ln this strike themselves; tbat ie, uninfluenced by any
of their of floor*. For years theee men
■have labored under tke most oppressive conditions tbat one oould con-
cetve ot Tbe political and industrial
condition* nit southern Colorado are
(without <jaesUon tbe worst tbat oan
be found In any oountry, not even
excepting Ruetfa. Constitutional-government ba* never existed iu this
•action at Colorado, and the right* to
lie enjoyed by -every free nan bave
never p-revalled under tbe reign of
theee ooal Magni
"Tbe State et Colorado has spent
nearly 11,000,000 in the ute of Its sub-
etdlsed mltttia, a vacillating governor
hae iat Miy ky nnd permuted tbe
mllltla to do tke bidding of the coal
companies, and adores of brine work-
ers have been cant Into prison, held
with no . ohargee preferred against
tbem.. ud bave never ibeen brought
to'trltL
- "Many of the- gunmen Imported by
tbe cosl operator* joined ^ne mllltla
and bave brutally murdered men, wo*
tn«n and -children.
"The strike bu tbe indorsement of
our International Union, and Is -being
financed by us, and will continue until
juitloe ls accords* tbe miners of tbat
fltate."
* tn reoent years tbe only atrocities
in tbe labor history of North Amsrtoa
tbat have In any way approached the
appalling horrors perpetrated In Col-
orido wm tho Indiscriminate shooting
of miners and their families In West
Virginia*/ We eannot forget when the
famous, or rather Infamous, -oar, right*
ly called the "Death Special" was
taken up a valley In the dsnd of the
night (the "Death Spectil" being an
armored train with several guns with
a range of two miles and capable of
firing tso shots per minute), On the
train were many thugs and gunmen,
goaded on to their bloody work by
one of the mine owners himself, his
from their home lands.
After living years in the State and
gradually gaining knowledge of conditions elsewhere, also knowing- their
conditions were fast becoming worse,
they naturally sought redress in some
way.
' The only .refuge appearing in
sight was the help of eome organization such on the United Mine Workers of America.
•Hence, the''ready response to the
strike ;f/call iwblch was only issued
after every union miner in the State
voted for same to take place.
The living conditions' for a miner
and his family can.be' ibetter imagined
than described. Suffice to say at this
time that Congressional inquiry
brought out the facts that three
men were killed in the mines in Colorado for every one ln the organized
States, and the average wage of the
miners was f2.09 per day.
In order to assist these apparently
-helpless workers to obtain a little
more of .what they are. Justly entitled
to, the United Mine Workers have
conducted this struggle for over four
years in one part of tbe State, and
are convinced tbat organized labor everywhere, as well as all liberty-loving citizens, will insist that these
•people get their constitutional rights,
together with their other very reasonable and conservative demands.
We have many, times read ot the
thrilling experiences of our adventurous heroes on fhe battlefiel, but
there are some stories told and many
untold, of deeds of. heroism by these
strikers 'aiitftn^r^amiliesr unmarshal-
ed, uncultured/ and for the most part
uneducated, whieh would pale many
histories of.the winning of a Victoria
Cross into insignificance,
Many hardships, endured, by these
brave people will never be heard of.
Fancy these families evicted from
their, homes in the cold'and rain and
enow of October last. The organization shipping two tooxcar loads of
tents to Colorado from -West Virginia,
where they had been .necessary, yet
(Continued on Paige Seven)
THE SCANTLING WAR
At tbe provincial police court the
faftermath of the 24th May celebration
at Waldo wae beard before Stlpendary
Magistrate Stalker on Saturday,
A party of Hindus tried to vary tbe
attractions by demonstrating Don-
neybrook fair, resulting in one of
their number reeling in tbe hospital
until tbe present. \
, Inder. Singh charged nine of. hit
•Countrymen witb brutal assault, and
tho maffUtfate fined Santa M. Singh
and Wada Singh 120 atad coats each,
also binding in f 800 bond to keep tbs
peace. *
Tbe charges against seven others
withdrawn. The costs of the court,
hospital, doofcor, eta, alao loan of time
during Inder Singh's Inability to
work, ie to (be paid by the accused,
footing up tb over $800.
" VALBDICTOBY
On Monday evening a counoil was
hold in the -basement of tht Bngllsb
church. Tbe object of the fathering
wat a presentation to the Rev. and
Mra. W. M. Walton, on their departure
frpm Pernio. Messrs Chris. Andrews,
Thomas Nelson, 8. B. Alexander and
•Mrs. Turner contributed vocally to
the evening's entertainment.
After the musical pan of the pro*
Sram wae over, Mr. H. B. Barnes.
Ith a few brief remarks, presentee
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson with a beautiful
sliver tea set, as a taken of esteem
oa behalf of the Ladles' amid and the
congregation.
Mr. Walton waa alao presented
with a est of cuff links, subscribed
by the choir tooye.
<Miss M. Walton received a silver
entree dish, being a wedding present
from tho mombsra ot tbe choir aad
friends. Mlts Sherwood presented
Miss Allte Walton with nn electric
reading lamp, on behalf of the Sunday eehool eiaas. Mist Helen Walton
was presented with a sliver napkin
ring. Mr. Walton replied on behalf
nf himself and Mrs. Walton.    The
SOCIALIST PARTY
'Comrade Tom Connor, Provimciat
Organizer, S. P. of C, will speak on
the street opposite the Home Bank
ou Friday, June 19th, at 7:30 p. >m.
The regular business meeting will -be
•held In the Socialist Hall on Sunday,
June 21st.
MOOSE GO TO ELKO AUGUST 3RD
. The Loyal Order of Moose propose
holding a monster celebration at Elko
Monday, August 3rd, when special
trains will convey excursionists from
Michel, Hosmer and Fernie to Elko.
INFORMATION  WANTED
If Victor, Margaron will communicate with Mrs. Victor Margaron, Johnston City, 111., he will bear of. something to his advantage. Any information regarding Margaron, who is of
French nationality and about 18 years
of age, may be sent to the Ledger office, or'dlrect to Johnston City, 111.
RUGBY FOOTBALL
•Having heard that the Fernie Rugby
Football-Cluib are willing -to play any
Rugby team in the Pass, Coal Creek
R. F. -C. are prepared to play them
for a supper. A reply to W. -Hughes,
Sec. R. F. C, Coal Creek, will lead to
(business,
v  GLADSTONE LOCAL NOTES
A special meeting of Gladstone Local Union., was held in the Grand tbe-
tre on Sunday evening. The object-of
the meeting was to appoint the various officer^.for the ensuing term.
The customary 'balloting for the honorary officers was dispensed with,
therefore, the following officers are
duly elected:
President, H. Martin; Vice President, R. S. Phillips; Recording Secretary, T. Biggs, . -Mr. Thomas Uphill,
wbo has held the position as financial secretary for the past three years,
was voted' back to office by acclamation.
IW. L. Phillips was nominated' as
District President.
The question, of the preferential
ballot was also discussed. There are
unquestionably a number of bright
men in the local union, but not one
of them was able to put up a convincing argument in favor of the prefer-
ential ballot to,the majority of the
members. Although such a system of
balloting was described as tbe most
Intelligent, progressive.and democratic form of balloting, it was as "clean
as mud." They: therefore felt Justified in reverting to the old system.
The delegate to the Trades and Labor Congress was recommended for a
second ballot.
THE  K. P.  BANQUET—J.  W.  BEN-
NETT
On Tuesday last, the regular meeting night of Fernie Lodge, No. 31,
Knights of Pythias, the hall was comfortably crowded by a representative
■body of members of the order, both
local and visiting. Ttye Grandi Chancellor, J. W. Bennett, made an official
visit, and during this short speech
touched upon matters of interest to
the fraternity. After the close of the
regular order of business, tables were
spread and all participants thoroughly
enjoyed the good' things provided.
Songs, speeches,' recitations and
other modes of entertainment were
indulged) ln until midnight.
Among the visitors were Brother
•Halsall, representative from Cranbrook, and the Hosmer contingent,
consisting of sixteen members of that
lodge.
Everybody voted that' they had an
enjoyable evening, and expressed a
desire that these events should be
more frequent.
It is expected that the Grand Chancellor will make an official visit to
the other lodges along the Crow in
the near future.
BORN
Tuesday, June 16, to Mr. and -Mrs.
Fred Woodhouse, of Fernie Annex, a
son. 'Mother and baby doing fine.
DONT GO TO BRAZEAU
-  Owing to the failure ofthe Operators to make Agreement with  District
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Officers,   the   Mineworkers at Brazeau
are out on strike.     AN Mineworkers are
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warned to keep away.
You are also warned to keep away
from Vancouver Island.    Strike still on.
Bellevue Local Union
Explains Their Side
Alexander iMacdougal bas returned
from Victoria.
Shall we have a few seats scattered
around the park for tbe 1st?
Mr. and (Mrs, E. K. Stewart arrived
from Vancouver this evening, on the
Great Northern.
The rate payers decided by a vote
of 28 for and S against to include the
whole of block 81 ln city limits.
The eteun roller has arived and will
shortly start out on ite Impressive
mission,
Or. Simmons, L, 1>, 8., D. D, 8„ Den-
tist; Bank of Hamilton Bidg., opposite
Trttee-Wood Co,  Vancouver Prices.
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.Fred Perry left for Cranbrook tbls
morning, to a«t as oourt steaogrspher
durinc the week or until th-Tseesion is
ended.
A sale of home cooking will be held
in the school room of the Methodist
church on Saturday, June 20th. Tea
also will be served. 218
.Miss Irene Naib, one of Fernie's
most popular young ladles, has entered tho flold for competition as Carnival Queen at the Chabko Mlka at
Nelson.
NOMINATIONS FOR
DIST. PRESIDENT
Ittjt fer blood being so strong, that pusses Walton" repiud"modestly *5n
•^f.flrtogeeyorW^ 9* thwnselvee   and   thanked
deadly missiles Into the (imp where
everyone peacefully slept, he apposed
to hia murderous allies to go back and
kill eome more,
Again we  ean never   forget   the
their frlonds for tho"beautTfurifft«."
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A social wns held at tho flaiJtlst
ehureh on Tuesday, to weleonui their
new pastor, the Hev. .T. Vottei*     Mr
■A game of football wss pulled off
last night at the old ball grounds between the Oity team and the
Butchers, resulting in a score of 5 to
1 lij favor ot tbe City .
In police magistrates' court this
morning, Carl Dahl was fined IIO and
costs for Indecent exposure.
Leon Kowlin, for creating a disturbance, <wae fined 17 and costs.
O. H, Oeddt, John Dawson, Bdta-
borough, Scotland; 3, W. fairness,
San Francisco: C. Q. DuCane, Van-
oouver, B. C!„ are In the city In the
interosta of a large mining Industry In
the old oountry. They are registered
at the Ferule.
,imt*a *9**r t*a„*>*tf at, -wiwaiei, muit., I itoneiti Macfcensto presided over tbe
atdtae* eontr. h**td; fMrtf-ntlv htrr-fl VWi'tli.,!',  whh-h  wm hi**,-}.  -*u«.-muW
*L«k.      /m—^.4 _ „      „ ,., ... *.* ._ _•. >..i.e   la   .... m tm      nt-m '. -. ~_     *_,,."*
the Calumet corporations, ahwited
"fire I - in the little Italian hall where
some few enthusiasts bad perparrd a
Xmas tree, la order that the dear
children might have some little re-
membrane* of th* tetdtra eetxaon
Xmee morn dawned and ftmnd that
*manty-> three women and children
had suffered An agonising and premature death.
The horror li great,enough when
the worker ta sacrificed, but that
is our civilisation drifting to wbdn It
•Hows the women, and worse still,
dear imio eblldrsn to be eo cruelly
imt to death.
For the most part, the pvoule wlwj
are sow waging such a noble fight
•gainst the biggest corporation the
world has ever know—i. «,. Standard
Oil—art men t who ware deluded by
glowing: promises, etc., of tho Imnrt-
gftHen sharks, and brought Into Col-
©redo in order to replace matt who
we-nM not tolerate the awful em*
dUlont asr longer. The Immtgwntg
were mostly tortlgn-epeaklng aad
tbns  <tilte  ignorant of   eo»
hy members of the church and
friends.
Mr. Simmons was called upon to
deliver the address of welcome, nm.
O, M, Perly and the Rev, W. 3. Mc-
behalf of the churches of Fernie.
Captain MoClean of the Salvation
Army attended bla welcome by Uie
rendering of a song. Miss Daniels
usve a recitation. After a short ad*
drees from Mr. Poster, the gathering
sat down and enjoyed light refresh-
Went. vrorMeti by the iaMm' AM,
which gave Rev, and Mrs. Foster the
opportunity of aeqnalntlng themselves
wlUt ibe etiitsna of Vonio,
A buttinski who had nothing better
to do than repeat bar-room talk and
omte dlsseatkm In tbe police foree,
waa responsible for a lengthy police
TOmnHsekmers' meeting. As a mak
one twnetObl* bnn reatbtiet. The nty
win not engago another mag al present. It tt to 4m hoped that the eity
will give the man filtnlteed the first
opportunity of mr wont offering, Moot
tttloM prevailing In adjacent States, i of ue are • little indiscreet and tMs,
f» moet <*stt thsy have been shipped | after aU, Is aot a wry grave offense.
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prevalent ammv* nonte ihst th* *h**b-
evititiinittn at uoal Creek are paid a
straight salary. This, we have been
asked to state, is not the ease. The
check weighmen are paid 13,80 per
day and receive this only when they
work. When diggers are not work-
■».*, wtttk<» mi uo t*>*t w» wwgn, hence
no need for cheekwslghmen. j
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With the rlvor rapidly lowering
and tbe water clearing, the "speeded
beaote" should be snappy at anything
In tho shspe of fly. Many fishermen
have already tried the river, both
above and below Morrissey, snd eome
good oatobes ara reported Tbe atop
over bows* Is tit** An«trnffnn, where
J. Stevens will be glad to accommodate all corners.
A Northwestern Mounted Police
constable arrived here yesterday with
a warrant for the arrest ef Harry
Coeman, charted   with fraudulently
?Jtahttug credit Una. th* Alberta
reding Co- of Utbbrtdge, Tbo
prisoner and esoort left for Lethbridge on the evening train. There
are n vgmber of others Impllesud, aad
further arrests will be mado Is eon-
neotlon with the* matter.
The names of D. H. Hyslop and
W. L, Phillips wore the Constitutional nominations received at tho
Distriot Office and aro, conso-'
quently, tho candid^tos lor Prosl-
dont at the election on Friday
next. Jane 26. W. Graham, D.
Rees and A. McRoberts' names
were alio received, bat they have
declined to stand.
THE G. N. P. FOOTBALL
LEAGUE
Kesults of last Saturday:
■Coleman, 1; Corbin 0. Referee, K,
Tennant.
•Michel, J; Hlllcrest, 0. Referee J.
Wilson.
■Matches for Saturday, 20th:
Fernlo vs. Hlllcrest. J, Moore, referee,
Coleman vs, Frank. J. Caufield referee.
Hoamer.vs. Corbin. Jf, Wilson referee.
A general mooting of the I/ea*ue
will be held In Hosmer on Saturday,
.Mine 20th, nt 3 o'clock ln thu afternoon
to consider tbe action of Frank refusing to accept the findings of the Biec-
utlve committee re Frank-Coal Crook
match on May luth. The fixtures for
<he Junior team* will also be arranged.
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FIRNIE FOOTBALL CLUB
Tlmo will Iio the usual committes
meeting at 4 i». m„ also the dance
t*r*t**1t*ltttii*   ttvn   viitv-it't'tt'A   !■    *•    ',■     j.
i tendance at 3 p. m.. The follo-wln*
i^.afuit, 4t« »«ic-vi«u io play against
Itllkresl, m Fornle; Team—lawyer;
I Oakley and Whltelaw; Mills, Rwo-tny
aud itilHy; Kyers, Cameron, Tomlln-
son, R. Parntll. nootb, Came to start
at 7 j>. in. riuyim meet at 0:30 p. m.
COAL CREEK V. HOSMER
At Fernie, Wodnesday, June 10th.
Referee, Sands.
Coal Creek added another laurel to
their honor list in the league game
.played on Weintmdny, 3nne torh,
Owing io tho Coal Creek ground be-
Ing mspmd^il, the Fernie rommlttee
kludly ii'.±*.i.Sl lUtii' Kt'uuud hi \ke
Alititotul ot Cosl Creek. The play from
the beginning raa pretty even, both
aides failing to take chances offerad.
From a run, Tom Martin acored the
flrat goal shortly before the Interval.
On r**oinp*ien, (|# Co»| Creek tot*
wsrd line woke un. and from a hrtl-
Hunt dash Ws»k«r stepped in and
added another. Shortly after, Pete
Armstrong added a third. Hosmer
fell away entirely. Coal Creek adding
two more before the whistle sounded
Um*, Walker and Martin scoring.
Final: Coal Creek, 5: Hoemer, 0.
FERNIE WILL HOLD BIO
CELEBRATION JULY 1ST
Qlgantle    Program—Bla     Prisee—15
Round Boxing Contest
Extensive preparations have been
made iby the.Fernie Athletic Association for their annual celebration on
July 1st, and an excellent program
bas been prepared, with prises worth
competing for.
There will be a one-mile dash, a
■live-eighths mile dash, a relay race of
a mile and a half in the horse racing;
also a pony race of half mile heats.
, A baseball tournament ta being arranged between Cranbrook, Elko,
Waldo ond Fernlo.
Cranbrook and Fernlo will meet,
again to decide which is the best
in lacrosse.
In association football arrangements
have been made witb the Crows Neat
Pan Football League to pick two
teams representative of the southern
and northern end of tbe Pass to play
a football match.
There are many field events, from
a 100-yard daeh to a mile open, also
Jumping competitions.
Tbe lumbermen have not been forgotten and. chopping, sawing and log
rolling will have a place on the
■program.
Arrangement* bave been completed with the Indians of the Tobac
co Plain to encamp on the ground*
on that day and hold a pow wow, atter
the sporta.
In addition, the middleweight cliam-
pionahlp of Canada la to be fought In
the evening between Dilly Weeks and
Joe Uvanni.
As both theee men are well known
by the sporting fraternity, comment Is
unne-peisiiry,
There will be good prises for motor-
cycle and bicycle races,
All, that la needed (a tho weather
to make thia eclebratlon the bent of
Ma kind in Hast Kootenay.
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OILLWALTON
Bellevue, Alta., June 16, 19H.
Editor District Ledger,   Fernie, B C:
Dear Sir:—^Tho undersigned have
been instructed by the above local to
reply to ex-President Smith's letter,
which appeared in your last issue,
June 13th, relative to the controversy
that resulted in the president resigning,, aud would be obliged if this
letter were given equal prominence
■with his.
Wo feel that the membership of the
District would like to see the reverse
of the shield, inasmuch as Brother
Smith's letter would suggest that he
had 'been .badly treated by this local.
Here Is the history of the case:
On May 13th a request w»is made
that Brother Smith attend here, to explain certain statements which he   is
alleged to have made at a meeting of
Hillcrest local.   The following corre-
S'ponden'ee then followed.:
Exhibit 1
Fernie, B. C, 'May 14, 1914.
James Burke, Esq., Secretary Miners'
Union, Bellevue, Alta.:
Dear Sir and Brother:—On arriving
at the office today I found a note
stating that you had phoned asking
that I ^hould attend a meeting of
Bellevue Local on Sunday next, May
17. Today Secretary Carter informs
me that you have phoned stating that
the reason you want me Is on account
of something I am supposed to have
said at Hlllorest on Sunday last. I
am not sure as to the exact words
attributed to me, 'but feel that if I
should come to Bellevue it would be a
case of nag-chewing over something
which no one is definite about. Personally, I cannot say whether 1 made
any such statement or not. I said
quite a lot of things in Hillcrest, and
it 'is just possible I may bave been a
little indiscreet and said something
which would better have 'been left unsaid. If it will help matters any, I
will admit I made the statement, just
because I am not prepared to deny it.
Secretary Carter is positive I did not
make any such statement, "but I am
willing to let It go that I did. If Bellc-
vue local desires to take _any_a*ctlnn
"lri-the matter, they are perfectly at
liberty to do so, insofar as I am concerned, and I am willing to abide by
the result.
Under the circumstances, I cannot
see that .any good purpose could be
served by iny coming to Bellevue, as
requested.   .
;,JPratemally yours,
J. B. S.MITH.
Exhibit 2
Bellevue, Alta., May 19, 1914.
J. E. Smith, Esq., President District 18,
.Fernie* B. C:
Dear Sir and Brother:—I beg to ac
knowledge receipt of your letter of the
14th inst., relative to the statements
you are alleged to havo made at Hill
crest.
In reply to same, I am Instructed by
tbe above local to again request you
to attend, inaemuch as they deem
your answer very unsatisfactory, and
I am hi8tru<fed also to say tbat, falling your compliance with their reasonable request, It wtll make necessary tbe putting Into motion of the re-
coll.
Hoping you will reconsider the attitude adopted, and the decision come
to in your   letter,   and,   with   beet
wishes, I beg to remain,
Your fraternally,
JAiMBS BURKE,
Secretary.
Exhibit 3
Fernie, B. C, May 20, 1914.
iMr. James Burke, Secretary Miners'
Union, Bellevue, Alta.:
Dear Sir and Brother:—In reply to
your of the 19th Inst., let me say at
once that I will not be ttt your meeting, threata of a recall notwttnetand
Ing, If your local baa any charges
to make against myself, the cobstlUi
tion full provides for same, and I
would suggest, nay, I would even advise, that your local carry out their
threat and nut the proper machinery
in motion, I do not fpar the result.
Your fraternally,
J. R. SMITH.
Exhibit 4
-Bellevue, Alta,, May 25, 1914.
The Executive Board, District No. Id,
V, M. W, of A„ care A. J. Carter,
Secretary-Treasurer, Fernlo. H. C:
Greeting:—! am ^instructwl by the
above local to ask you to dato Preal-
dont Smith's realRnation, owing to
bla refusal to attend here and explain certain statements alleged to
have been made by bim at a meetlna
of Hlllcreat !«cal Union. The enclosml
rorrenpondence will make the mutter
clear to you.
Yours fraternally,
JAM KM HI'HKK,
HfKTirtiiry,
A pretty wwMlnir toik pine* in
VbtiM rliiim?, PomK itt' 3 o'clock.
Tuesday nuK-ung, th* l»rid<»'a fnrhf-
Ikv. w, M, Walton, offending, when
Mary Jane Catharine Walton wa* m*r-
..... ,tr .«,, jvau r. ymi. tue ouly son
nf Mr it*** Vi-   C"   f"  * T " ,f jJ(,
A-berdcwNihlre, S-ffltli-iml. Thn -fhurHi
was prettily decorated with palms,
fern* *»*il carnations. Mr. J. tayland
prodded at the organ, Tbe bride,
who was given away ny ti*»r nn*li»,
Mr   .1   .»   t'tlrrt*   rit    (■••n-'nff   «"■*■'■•
worw a traveling wwtume of blue silk
crepe poplin, and black hnt, irtmmwi
with flowers In corlne and purplo
tones, and wore a corsage bouquet or
lilies of the valley. She w»« ntttinded
by her alater, Alice, who was gowned
In peacock blue crepe meteor, and
carried awset ptmt, whiff* tb* brltl*'*
yotingeit sister. Helen, made a rarest,
little flower girt, and wore a white
.uuiw-jMuwd dr**** with 4)i*!« anab, and
carried a basket of msrguerite*. The
groom was supported by Mr. W. F.
Borland of the Home Bank.
Mr. and Mra, QUI left on the 10:30
train for Uke LouIm and Banff, go>
lag by the Arrow !***», where tbey
will upend * Tew weeks biforc KQtas
.to their home at Orwnfell, Baak,
wletw Iff. OBI ft manager of   the
' Bank of Hamilton.
Tbe bride was the r-wlpiont of a
large number of beautiful presents,
which shews the esteem In which she
la >*M by b«r many friend*.
Exhibit 5
(C. P.-R. Telegram.)
Feraie, B. C, May 30, 1914.
James     Burke,     Secretary     Miners*
Union,  Bellevuo, Alta.:
Special meeting Monday. Notify
you in case your local wishes repre-
senation at same.
J. E. SMITH.
Exhibit 6
-Fernie,  B.  C, June  4,  19H.
To  the Members of District No. IS,
United Mine Workers of America:
Greeting:—In view of the fact that
President Smith has resigned and another election ls ibeing called, it is
undoubtedly incumbent upou us to, at
least, give a brief explanation as to
what -prompted Presddent Smith to
take such action. The facts presented
-before the special board meeting,
which was called together by .President Smith on .Monday last, are as
following:
President Smith attended a meeting of Hillcrest Local on Sunday, May
10th. at which, during an address, it
Is alleged by Bellevue Local ho made
certain statements in reference to the
Bellevue *men, which were detrimental
to the best interests of the District,
and in order to have the matter
cleared up, invited the President to
attend their regular meeting. President Smith wrote them to tbe effect
that if he attended there would possibly ensue a lot of needless rag-
chewing, hence it was best that he stay
away. Bellevue Local again invited
President Smith to attend, but in
their letter they stated that if he
would uotattendvthey (Bellevue Local)
would consider it necessary to put
into motion the recall. To this, President Smith replied that he would not
attend their meeting, advising them
to seek redress through the medium
of the recall if they felt justified.
Bellevue then addressed a communication to the District Board, asking them
to date President Smith's resignation,
awing to- the fact that he refused to
attend their meetlug.".
__Tlie_!oilaHdng_resolution_«as-ssd—by—.
the board will explain their action in
the. matter:
"After fully considering the state-
ments of President Smith, also Repe-
sentative Burke from Bellevue Local,
together with all correspondence relative to the controversy, we'feel that
we are not warranted in dating President Smith's resignation, but are convinced that the interest*.; of the organization would be beet conserve by
President Smith visiting Bellevue
Local as early as possible for the
purpose of dealing with any statements which he is alleged to have
made at Hlllcrest.
"Therefore, be lt resolved, that we
advise President Smith to adopt this
course, and further, that we notify
Bellevue Local of this decision of the
Board."
It might be atated that President
Smith in giving hia reasons for resigning said, in part, as follows:
Exhibit 7
"The action of Bellevue Local ln
calling for my resignation is merely
the culminating point which has
prompted me to come to this decision.
I find that certain locals have expressed dissatisfaction ro certain settlements, etc., arrived at by me, bonce,
after having exprsesed myself very
plainly on different occasions that i
would not consider holding tbe position ot President any longer when I
found any locals disapproving of my
work, I feel I could not take any other
course thnn to tender my resignation
at thii time, to Uke bffect forthwith.
These are, (briefly, my reasons for so
deciding."
Fraternally yours,
WM. ORAHAM.
Acting President.
A. J. CARTBR.
Sec.-Treaa.
We nom- eottif* to Brother Smith's
letter In the Ledger of June ISth, of
which the following 1* tin *trem'. "It
to happena thai two or three months
ago Bellevue I<ocal decided that It waa
not to thdr beat interest* to have
their Union Notes appear in tho
Ledger, but Just aa soon as tbey have
a little grievance (of absolutely no
Hniiortancei with a District Officer,
they }mm*Klla«eIy decide that It wouM
bo to their advantage to have thatr
Union notea published In the paper,"
The inference to be drawn from tide
atntement in tbat IMlevug Local de-
cidml io o-ttac-k lilm throuth the
i Continued on Page Six)
.1. II, Mi:Mv«u, Duniliiiim Fnld Wm"
Officer, waa In town on Tuesday am!
Worttwu-lny. Hi' wwil <«». «n WVd
neaday* evening.
Funeral of the Late Mrs. L. Morton
Of thoae eletten   persona who im!
♦ M«> tni't  tt*11  ti* lit,*    I 1*--      '     l"1-    '
passage on the lll-Yai-mt Mmpr-wi*   nt
i»*«i*llit,   UH:   Htttt-VM*  UtHk)   Ui.     IMtl "Uf
ri-tuniiiil, mnl thai v(u-» iM-»rr«d >'*■*•*
tcrday afternoon   to Ih* lmprw**lv*
strain-* or ihe ixntd March in the nm-;
etery on tlje hill. *
Tho body of Mr*. Lowtbtir Morion.
.,..U    ■•«..   -.<U,IIUW,IIH4   IMr*    ■¥■*•"   ******** ■:
nnd hHttliftixi. arrl < d here on Tuesday *
nlRht from }be ca»t, an<! waa ronv-fv.
nl to the undertaking parlors, from
which pla*M> ihe fimewil waa h«ld. I
A api-rtal train waa provided for thej
wtvenlenfe of iho Conl Creek peo-i
pie, and many availed themaelvea of
'MXtXU*.
From the undertaking parlors,  the
bftftv wtt* t-rmvpvfil tt, tht* vi/it bt* 4 l'li
Hittrf-H, aibrr* tbr Rev, Perky d«lh'-
md a most imareialve and approprt*
nt* address. After »b* rknrth wmlee
ike funeral cortege r»-fnrmwl and preceded by the Coal Cr»*»k Rxcniitor
Hand, playing tbe !>*id Marrfe Is
Saul, wended He way rlowly aad sadly to this L*l ifc»Uw* i«Uc« ua ik*
hillside. The coffin wae covered with
a ntttntwr of handsome floral emblems, tbe token* of respect from
many friends and relative*, the de
canted tady aad her husband being
well known and respected by all wbo
knew them.
Thc ;im1I b.'ari-rit were Moaera. Mill-
itilfn       \t*>\itllail*      Wno-St-WIH       *H«<i|r*n*»»
Wltilania ami llrahatn.
AT TME ORPHEUM
"Hum* *«»<• t'*j«»r»jia'i<(*i the ureal
fire in Fernie, of August I. I9W, will
h:iv<>  nn  opportunity of s-srlim  tliolr
iMhUi ftatur-** at the OrplMHint neat
Monday and Tuwlsy, "Through fit**
tn Foritttit», or The Hunken Village,"
Trup, l«w p-eopte In Fernie ean claim
to lave secured a fortune as a result
ot the ffr«\ t»i« they Can aee in the
rwitarkably mliatfc film a portrayel
nt *i*i,'ir ,,.rr oirjii'-r'.'R"'.".' duPttiK tha'.
■ralamitoue time, "The acens of the
rnnflaifraHon nnd th<* fw*«-|i1n bnddtad
tiiiniv. i m» r:imp on Mte *j»o**" win re-
mind many of their experience and
nene to want all td ih* neeMslty fer
a greater vigil«t)<'« in avoiding a -common fo*.
For Friday and Saturday there U a
t»<H>»r! Ktmbx tvnlnre, "Chains of
»r1"m'^1'•■',, Thv f? otic of thaw fti'ut
pathetic drama* depicting tb* great
aa-frtfl««" mad* by a woman for the
man sho iovmi.
sm
If you go to Morriisey, give 3.
Stevens at oalt. at tbe Anatrtallan, thi*
only hotel in the district now. '"^V*  .*> f^X"^^*^*^^!?^'*
■■■ -;'XAX^*^^y:
__.. ^. ^j^x^r ,*y^*'"~~X-'r&!-x: *'-Xx^'-x   ^x^xS 1 y <■' *   "
PAGE TWO
THE DI&miOT LEDGEB, FE$lftE, B. 0., JUNE 20,1914,
!l
Directory of Fraternal
Societies
INDEPENDENT ORDER
OF ODD FELLOWS
Meets every Wednesday
evening at 8 o'clock ln K. P.
Hall.
Now* Grand, JL E, Barnes.
Secretary, J. B. Mcik^ejohn.
ANCIENT ORDER OF
FORESTERS
Meet at Aiello's Hall second and third Mondays in
each month.
John M. Woods, Secretary.
Fernie, Box 657.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
k Meet every Tuesday at 7.30
p.m. in their own Hall, Victoria Avenue.
C. C, A. Bunch.
K. of S., D. J. Black.
M. of F., Jas. Madison.
LOYAL ORDER OF
MOOSE
■Meets every other Monday
at S p. m., in K. of P. Hall.
Dictator, F. H. Newntoam.
Secretary, G. Moses.
139 McPherson Avenue.
LOYAL TRUE BLUE ASSOCIATION
Lady Terrace Lodge, No.
224, meets In the K. P. Hall
second and fourth Friday of
each month at 8 p. m.
A!IIS. J. BROOKS, W. lM.
W. ORR, Secretary.
LOYAL ORANGEMEN
Terrace Lodge 1713. Meet
at the K. P. Hall first and
third Friday evening of each
month.
R. CRIOHTON, W. 'M.
Ludlow
I Mining Kings Try to Wipe Out the Labor^ M°ve"
ment in Southern Colorado Coalfields.     l^^SAJm.)
massacre   ot nineteen not a .part of $be United States.      ^ \t
and  children1 at Lud*     -They realized that only by organization could they obtain their consti-
KING'S  HOTEL
The bloody
men,  women
low, Oolorado, "April 20, 1914, wae the
final effort of the coal operators and
John D. Rockefeller to wipe out every
vestige of the labor movement ln Colorado and will give warning to workers who might demand their constitutional rights in the future that theirs
would be a similar one.
For more than thirty yeara the coal
miners of Colorado have been only so
many slaves of the operators. Every
industrial, political and religious right
has been denied them. Legislation in
the interests ot the workers bas
availed them nothing, for the coal
ibarone have always owned the courts.
As early as 1884 the miners banded
them-selves ^ogther in an- effort to
get their constitutional rights. Each
time, however, by murdering them, by
burning their homes, by deporting the
and other high-handed methods the
operators were able to break tbo
strike.
<Im 1904 the coal miners made their
most valiant effort to break their
bondage. For months tbey fought and
suffered untold privations, only in Uie
end to be deported from the State in
boxcars like so many cattle. ~
Thousands of foreigners, speaking
twenty-two tongues, were brought to
Colorado to take the place of those experienced miners and American citizens/ Six thousand striking miners
•were blacklisted 'because they committed the henious cringe in Colorado ot
fighting for their constitutional rights.
Strikebreakers of 1904 are the strikers of today.
' The oppressions of the miners
wblch led up to the present strike
and its most horrifying incident, the
massacre of the innocents at Ludlow,
are so foreign to American liberty that
they are almost beyond the -belief of
the citizen who has been taught that
there is constitutional government In
all parts of the United S.ates.
.'t ni'ins impossible that here, in
supposedly free America, men, women
and children must be slaughtered,
mothers with babes in their arms
must be ridden down and maimed by
a man like Adjutant General Chase, a
pliant lickspittle of the operators:
that the motherhood of the nation
■must submit to robbery, abuse and
fiendish outrages; that men and
women -must forego their right of trial
'by jury, and other injustices that they
might (force the capitalist-owned
State and county executives to enforce
the laws aud re-establish constitutional government. But the fact remains that the Colorado miners have
suffered all these indignities In an en-
— -enxorcemeiTc~oi-
Bnr supplied with   the   best WineB,
Liquors and Cigars
DININC.  ROOM   IN  CONNECTION
W. HILLS,
Prop
Alsbesdae Is sas.
, Uy applied.   A0
yoa need te help
yoa Is cold water
and a flat brush.
Alabaitlna  walla
make the heme
lighter, mere
cheerful and
, Uavtftd.lt will
not soften oathe
'wall Ute kalse*
mine. Became
mt MHWnHMWWi n
ego, besoms]
fsri
•diss*   '
Ul AlsfcsiHss wall ■■■
_,     roesstod without fsaMv**^
r (aa tlw eld eeat.   AkbeatiiM
wria wstfcstmntnnntmit. They,
formiy beta an AUUsdaswsg.
■Wiesaaoss one mom, ami yson
want tlwm sll AIsUsHmJ.
<WV. Cold Water
nsie^L||^iyiMgaL^H>'^'*^LtfAu.
I tffclsampkaef AtafcoMne wer%.
I       FREE STENCILS
^■9   witogyoyosfaitss.
asks yew hems
ahamln* ei a
em^um^mtbim ________
deavor to secure an
State laws, without avail.
One of the many laws passed in the
interests ot the miners is that providing for a check welghmaa This
has -been a statute for a decade, but
the miners bave never been allowed
a check welghman. Here and there,
men robbed of 700 to 1,400 pounds
of coal on every car they mined got
together and demanded their rights.
They were discharged.
The abolition of tbe script system,
the granting of the right to trade
wherever they ■plea*ed>, to belong to a
union and the etsabUshment of a semimonthly pay day are other laws of
Colorado -which the operators cava
always refused to obey, and for the
enforcement of which the coal miners
are striking.
The miners of Colorado have never
been allowed their political rights. On
election day they were driven to the
polls like ao many sheep. The superintendent sent one man in to vote,
He marked the ballot, but Instead of
placing it in the box, took it to the
superintendent. It was then given to
a man to place in the box and he
In turn marked a duplicate ballot to
he given to the next voter. Thus the
endless chain was continued. Any man
who refused to give up his political
rights, in this way was discharged and
driven out of the county. At times
when this method would not win an
election, some prominent opponent
of the coal operators was arrested
Hia friends were told that he would
be "fixed" it they did not make Me
followers vote their ticket.
If the coal operators wanted to
"get" any one, and they did get every
one suspected of even being a union
sympathiser, the sheriff in either Las
Anlmss or Huerfano counties did the
work. Men were arrested on trumped-
up charges and tried by fixed Juries.
In I90d John R. Lawson, now fn-
ternatlonal Board member of the
United Mine Workers ot America
went Into Huerfano county to organise the miners. The sheriff was
told to "get" lawson. The miners
broke no laws. The operatori became
frantic and the sheriff was told tbat
he would either have to "get" law.
non or step down and out.
So one night Lawson left Wslscn
burg to   visit  a nearby camp.  Two
thug officials followed him to the outskirts of the town.  One etopped him
at the point of a gun, the ether plac-
i Ing a six-shooters In Lawwm'a pocket, t
llie organizer wa* then am*»ted
the   charge of  carrying concealed
He waa placed   ln
tutional rights and they began petitioning the United Mine Workers ol
America for membership. Finally, in
1911, organizers went into the terri-.
tory, only to be beaten up and de»
ported.
Conditions became no unbearable
tbat tbe miners sent delegates to a
convention in Trinidad, September 16,
1913, to decide what they, should do.
They demanded an immediate strike,
but otflcaia of the -Mine Workers insisted that they give the operators a
chance to consider their .seven demands. The operators refused to
meet their men and the atrike was
called September 23, 1913, when 11,-
252 men left work.
When the operators saw tbat a
strike wae inevitable, the Baldwin-
Feltz detective agency was employed,
together with hundreds of gunmen and
hired assassins, many .of whom
bad murdered women and children -in
West Virginia, and brought into the
State. •
'More than a dozen machine guns
were purchased and a reign of terror that bas known no equal in the
history of industrial conflicts .was -begun by these, hired murderers of John
D. Rockefeller. Gerald Llpplatt, an
organizer for fhe United Mine workers, ' was the first to pay the death
penalty. He was murdered on the
streets of Trinidad, August 16, 1913.
One of the most dastardly death-
dealing devices employed by the ooal
barons to harass, intimidate and murder the strikers /was a high-power
armored automobile mounted with a
machine gun and manned by -six
thugs with high power rifles.
During: the day   the   "Death   Spe-
the strike zone, shooting into the tent
colonies.   One of the most nefarlouB
attacks of these hired murderers   of
Industry was the attack on tbe Forbes
tent colony  of peaceful strikers.   Ou
the   afternoon   of October   17,   the
strikers were aroused by the approach
of an automobile.     They   hurried to
meet a mnn who came from the car,
bearing a white flag.   The gunman
exhibited   a   union   card and asked
whether the strikers too were union
men.     They replied that they were.
"Weil, if you are, you'd .better look
out," said the gunman.     Whereupon
he dropped his flag of truce, as a signal, and the firing began.- A 'Whistling
rain of -bullets   scattered   the men,
women and children to every point of
safety,  but  the   bulletf  were faBter
than   the strikers.     One union mau
««'«■» fr-v.'^ °/"j ° *yMf v??.f* ig,"yt—in—tfrft-
leg nine time, while he was trying to
crawl under his tent.
In theee tented cities of the strikers
were hundreds of mothers with babes
at their breasts', men, women and
children, braving tbe elements and
the hardships of life, but secure In
the belief tbat tbe dawn of a happier
civilization was at hand,
. If the day did pass without a slaughter, the night was spent In equal terror of these gunmen. On every point
of vantage surrounding the tent colonies, the operators placed powerful
searchlights, which were'played on
the strikers' homes from dusk until
dawn, keeping them and their families
tn constant fear of an attack that
might come at any minute from the
hired gunmen.
October 17, 1913, the operators
placed their gunmen with a machine
gun in the streets of Walsenburg.
They opened fire on tbe unarmed and
peaceful strikers in the streets. When
the amoke cleared away, lour members of tbe United Mine Workera of
America had paid the death penalty
of fighting ror their constitutional
lights in Colorado.    -
When the Stato mllltla wae called
out, October 27, 1615, eleven striking coal miner* had been killed by
the murderers of John D. Rockefeller
and his employes, the Colorado coal
operators.
But, it the gunmen were murderers
If they were robbers—It they were
abusers of women, they were no less
desirable than the Colorado National
Guard, under the command of Adj-
Gen. John Chase, who, drunk with
the flattery of his bosses and Intoxicated with an ill-founded Idea of hit
own importance, etopped at nothing
In his effort to -break the etrlke or
the coal miners.
Tor alx months theee militiamen,
many of whom were barrel-house
butne and Baldwin-Felts thugs, terrorised the strike sone.
Union torn and -officials were
thrown Into Jail by the score, held
Incomnnlcado and subjected to the
moet cruel tortures of the notorioos
third degree. Complaints were made
to Judge Advocate Houghton of the
military court that there were no
charges against these men and they
were Interned that if "OeneranP
Chase believed It neceeeary to detain
them, that waa auffident reason. .
Howe* and saloons were robbed almost nightly by these scab-herding
on mllMlamen. Women were insulted and
outraged. Orvt In Agultar ont nltht
some one fired s shot. MIHtlamen
two def«n*eieee
State National Guard, and, armed with
State.equipment, were stationed at
Ludlow- under the command of Maj-
Pat "Hamrock and. Lieut. E. K Idn-
derfeit .to 'Weaifoqt the tent colony
and every d—-none of those red
necks."
It waa Sunday afternoon. The
Greek members of-.the tent colony
were celebrating their Easter. John
D. .Rockefeller, Jr„ had just preached
the word of God to Mis Sunday school
class dn.Neiw York city. The strikers
and their families- we're enjoying
themselves In a baseball game. They
were a happy, carefree audience of
twentyrone nationalities, thinking ot
nothing ibut the freedom trom industrial and political slavery which tbey
were willing to purchase by an incessant war with the natural elements—<wlth the imported assassins ot
John D, Rockefeller ahd with the
corporation-owned officials of the
county and State.
It hart toeen a day of joy—a day
such ae victory in the strike will
bring them every twenty-four hours ia
the future.
The game Waa almost over, when
down out of the bills, where these
strikers bad lived In hovels like hogs'
—toad been robbed' of their coal-
been ^deprived of their political, industrial and religious liberties and
bad been driven into unsafe mines
to be slaughtered, 'came the gunmen
of. Industry—the hired murderers Of
the Sunday school teacher and ".philanthropist," John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
There were five ,ot these gunmen
on. horseback and armed with high-
powered rifles, who came to'break up
the b-aeeball game but they realized
that even high-powered' rifles and machine guns, trained on the baseball
diamond, from the hills might not be
sufficient to combat the crowd of
fans, and they started away chagrined. Some of tbe strikers* wives
laughed.<
"Oh, that's all right; have your fun
today*, we'll have our roast tomorrow," said one of the gunmen.
Little *did these .peaceful men,
women and children' realize the horrible prophecy this.thug wae making.
They were accustomed to the intimidation of theee gunmen. They knew
that theee derelicts were hired to
murder them, but not for a moment
did they imagine that "our roast tomorrow" "was to be their cremation.
They did not know that' the gunmen militia had trained six machine
guns on the Ludlow tent colony the
night before. They did' not know
that these same murderers ot John D.
Rockefeller's, -clothed with tbe equip-
anen,t_and_authority ot the State   bf
•.Iwlly viwfieaa
Ijalt and held there more than a week, -^--j- -  ■   -  mhtmt   itk .,«„„,-.   ,
♦   xn »*amt>li> of the fare* of a trial et *ho»   war about   te become   a
j. D. QUAIL
Hardware, Paints and House
rte-^minrr Ut***!!*
An example of th* fare* of
iby Jury In this political cesspool of
Uke worM was tiv#n the Congrorotooal
• tnrwrttipitbur committee. -Uuis lllller,
is snoman and deputy sheriff, m
laamlta-d a young mimt an tu* street*
'of Walsenburg and broke hit Jaw. Th*
. iU.WVt    ft****    ***4*
1 ■»••,« ItnlM 1**0
ilmry, o*rm td
$ sheriff!
"ColoraWT»ad-corapIefly surrounded
the camp. They did not know t^at
their mhseacre .was only a question
of when three bombs should foe exploded ot the headquarters of Major
Hamrock.
April 20 dawned a typical morning
for the strikers. Men were busy with
their chores/ Here and there throughout the tent colony could be heard
the merry 'little song ot the wash-
board. Children darted here and
there out of the tents—happy, playful 200 toto, not knowing that before
the sun had aet they were to pass
through the moat terrible holocaust
In the history of industrial struggles.
It wss 9.65 o'clock, that morning
when tbe strikers and their wives and
children were thrown Into a panic of
fear by the explosion ot a bomb at
tiie tent of Major Hamrock, It was
the signal to the gunmen militiamen
surrounding the camp on all sides
that It wae time to etart the a»»
sacre of the Innocents of Ludlow and
destroy the tent colony. There were
not more than twelve of fourteen
rifles In the tent colony. Tbe tnen
owning these scattered to the htHa In
a» vain effort to prevent, the Colorado uniformed murderers from capturing their homes.
At ten o'clock, a second beak wav
exploded. Ten seconds later the third
waa fir^d aud the slaughter of Ludlow began.
•None will know the agonies of that
day. From surrounding Mile poured
• crisscross rata ot bullet* from at*
chine gun* and high power rifle*.
Womon, driven almost insane, ran
like frightened hare* Into oaves dug
for their safety, their babes clutching
frantically at their breasts, their eider
children tearing at their skirts, while
aH around than fell the explosive
bullets of the gunmen militiamen.
Quarter was given no on* hy these
sistauitn*. They bad been hired at
II to 17 a day to do this dastardly
work of exterminating ths dtrikere,
and they were determined to do It
well. Into the caves and ceHars
herded frantic mothers and children.
A discarded! wen near ths colony wss
packed with a hysterical, seething human mas* that night at any minute
be led to tbe slaughter
Out ot one of these safety retreats
ran little William Snyder to get s
drink of water for his mother* and
little sisters, wbo onto overcome with
fright, He wss shot through the
head and killed Instantly.
Throughout the day Louis Tikas,
leader of ths Oreeka, tfflsvod Ute ball
with fear, when'about 7:30'that night
they. saw. a toilitlaman crawl up to
a tent at the'outskirts of the colony
and set Jit, afire" with ' a blazing torch.
Like a cyclone the- flames ewebt
over, the tented homes,". feeding' on'
the oil' of • Rockefeller!- which saturated -them, and "v seemingly ^gloating
over the feast - provided by tbe eleven
•little children > 'and two,- of • their
mothers, whom % they burned "/and
■roasted-and clasped- between- their,
jaws ffi death, until they were -an .inanimate mass of crisp flfish and'bones.
~ In small' ill-ventilated . caves—in
.wella-Hla deserted farmhouses, on- the
open' prairie the women and children
of Ludlow spentAat'memorableinight
mourning the loss of loved onee, in
some instances. the loss of fathers,
•brothers,'husbands and of newly bom
babes iwho had-come into the worM
that fatal-day, only to be murdered
and cremated- at once by Rockefeller's"
assassins, '       .-'..-,*.
Probably, the most' henious feature
of this massacre of the innocents was
the refusal of the gunmen mllltla to
allow doctors or Red Cross nurses to
-minister to the wounded., Physicians
■Who went there yrben the slaughter
<began were driven away by bullets.
Flags of truce and of the Red Cross
Society were shot into shreds with
the same disregard as the American
flag, -many of' which flew over the
tent colony. ■ • ■, v*
Tuesday morning several undertakers from Trinidad went to the scene
of -the catastrophe, but were algo
driven -back by the explosive buHets.
Railroad "men and travelers appealed
frantically' to State oUttdals, "For
God's- sake do, dhmetbing for tbe
men, women and children who were
lying along tbe railroads;.tracks dead
and wounded." For two days, the
■bodies of Tikas and Fyler lay exlposed
to tbe elements'and to the full view
of paesengems .but no appeal could
induce the State- officers to care for
the dead end wounded.
The purpose behind this action 'is
explained by Mrs. Pearl Jolly, wbo,
with other women an-d .children, escaped 'late Monday afternoon to a
farmhouse. The next day, when the
gunmen were looting the ruins of the
tent colony, <Mre. Jolly states that'she
saw tbem -gathering bodies out of
the ruins and placing them in a huge
pile. When they had completed their
search, ahe says, they poured oil on
tbem and then burned them as a last
offering to -John D. Rockefeller. There
are.more, than fifty, women and children missing, and it Is -believed that
all traces of their murder were obliterated' <by the militia on the fuiferal
pyre.   .
It was not until Wednesday, the day
after this terrible sacrifice to Rockefeller,-that the militia allowed Red
Cross nurses and doctors to go to
the ruins of the tent colony, but
even then they were" not allowed to
search the ruins.
In one cave, the ."Black Hole of
Ludlow," were found the burned and
emaciated bodies of eleven .little children, none of them over the age of
seven,„and two of their mothers. Their
ffl-cea. .drawn taint -adth main, showed
/JOSEPH 'HICKS    ,
p
s Barrister and Solicitor     „-:   .
, , ,">V Notary* Public-. "*yy   ■'
NIACLEOD ' ^   Box\l.    A ALBERTA^
Visits" BeM-evue otr<*e' Mtih of. ea-oh;
■ < .      -month • --   - i- ■..-
Comptately Removed Wiiee She
; Took "Fri|l4-ll«sn
Nxwbuky, ONt.i April 4th. ion.
- "Some years ago, I ^M.iick in bed,
and thought I waa going to die.' I had
a growth in my atomach,"- which, the
doctors said was iTumorand- they said
that the only thing to do was to go to
tha hospitu and have the tumor ent
ont. I dreaded an optration although
both doctors said it wm tbe only cure. I
aaidlwoulddiebeforebtingoperat-tdoa.
' At thia time, my mother in Alvisaton
eent me aomc "Fhilt-t-tives" and
induced me to try them as ihe hadheard
of asother woman who had been cared
of a aiadlar growth ia the atomaeh by
taking "Frutt-a-tlve*",
TO please my mother. I began to take
"Frnit-a-tW' with tbe happy reanlt
that they cared me. I have not.been.
to ase a doctor aims and my health ia
first claaa.
I recommend "Pnilt-a-tivea" every
time I (ct a chance aad I Will be glad to
have yoa publish thislttttr as someother
woman may now be s mfferer from the
same trouble and "PtuIU-tirts" will
cure her" MM. A. MCDONALD.
■ 50c a box, 6 for |a.jo, trial site, ajc
At all dealers or sent ou receipt of pries
By Fruit-a-tives Limited, Ottawa.
JOSEP.HvHICKS -
' Advokat .    "
Verejny Notar
MACLEOD Box 7 x r    ALBERTA
Naotivuje Beoievue na 14 kaidy mesac
DR.  JOHN   BARBER,  DENTIST ...
Office: Above Bjeasdelfs Drug Store
Phone 121
"' Residence: 21
Victoria Avenue
PERNIE
B. C.
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ALEXANDER MACNIK.
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary, *to.
Offices: Eeketsta BuMIng,
"" Fernie, BX. -
P. C. Uwe
Alex, I. Fisher
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ATTORNSTS
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cigars. The free burn, the fine
fragrance and above all--tbe
superlative flavor will. prove
our. cigars are. the beet for the
money ever ottered smokers
who know.  Prove it by trial..
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T\ GIDDINGS
the terrible tortures .they .bad suffered 'before death, and put tbe lie to
the militia's story that they had been
"smothered." Five men and little William Snyder are others-whose bodies
were found:.
But the scenes at Ludlow were little
less pathetic than those ln Trinidad,
where 200 refugees found shelter.
There waa Mrs. Mary Petruocl, who
went insane. over the cremation of
her three children. Over in a corner
was Pledro Valdes, whose wife and
four children and a brother had their
lives'snuffed out by the bullets and
oil fed flames of John O. Rockefeller's
hired assassins.
Charles Costa, his wife and three
children, tbe entire family, were murdered and cremated.
^The battle at Ludlow was tbe signal for attacks on the strikers in
every section ot the Btate. Machine
guns and searchlights were ptayea on
their tents end homes. At Walsenburg, Louisville, Lafayette and other
towns..the Baldwin-Feita thug* shot
into the towns In an effort to start
trouble. -For two week* the reign ot
terror continued—the miners Md
their wives and children never knowing when they were to he slsught*rsa,
as weit» their brothers and sister* at
Ludlow.   .
Tbe arrival ot federal troops has
brought peace to the anarchtst-gov-
erened Stat* of Colorado, Law<«btd-
Ing residents or ths State anticipate
In fear their possible removal and
the return of ihe militia to th* Geld,
Thoy know th|t many of the National
Guard ar* In ths pay of th* co*l
operators as well ss ths Stato, ffhsy
know ths reign ot terror they created
and maintained for mor* than six
month* and thay believe that their
return to the strike son* means to
tore msasacrse of ths strikers and
their fa.mfl.les.
CE. LYONS
Insurance, Real Estate
and Loans
Money to Loan on first class Business and Residential property
THI SITUATION AT COLORADO
Denver, Colo., June lS-~U*utenant
tBnteher) K. ft Underfill, marderer
of Lotto Tiks* and. with saJoonksspsr
and Major Pat Hamrock, eowmandsr
of OotonOo1* gunmen talHtia, who
etongtrtsrod and cremated nineteen
men, women and children nt UMlow,
April Wth, has been toon* gnHty
and *enteaosd by a "military'' conrt-
martial.
Considering.thai tae member* of
this roun wero members of Colorndo1*
             ..national seabhentors nnd worn** nnd
of nploalvs bslteta, going here *nd!«MMron «**m*to*r*, It  la  aurprialng
T. W. DAVIES
Punerml Director
Mid    Imbalmer
Headttones Supplied and Set up
OOLSMAN
-MR I
!«•
ALBIRTA
rtmrt ee* tiled by
mother, ton* open their draasss and
dratted them through a anttW«orerod
alley to military he*danartert. There
♦hey vox th*m vhrongh the third degree. Finally, the prospective mother
fainted, and It was only »hen s doc
*n*   fntftt-mt*^   ib* tdtleer in   ehaiwa
there   throogb   the tests   raecning t thnt nnwns wss fsmd gollty.  There t
attmm end rtilWrwi end taking them were over tw Imported murderers ot
the operators who were egoelly gntlty
to plncee of safety     Witb him most the operators who wero enoi
of tbs day wns Mrs. Pesrt Jelly,  n —UndeifWt wns th* only
H«d Cross nur** aad called ths "hero- isnesd. fin* thing tor one bunch of
tne of Lodiow."                                ssasastns to try another, Isn't itf .
Tlleaa finally anw that It wa* im-1   mu, w« mnst ttot forgnt ths sen-:
poestMe to *ave all of *. Jfto,  womeo (amt of  Batcher   Unfnrtttt.^ RsM
".. * ,%**»..,.9   „«■»,*,*. tat* t**0*o*m**M--tfi-i,±.%r9.   «»■»„..<.   aa*a* t»-»#-n*»*»H amtn*
tint the woms* nW« ***■ mmm^ mutndmnim llaroek en tho tetoih*m-airo'the stoefc of Ms iron on I
whom    «*r* u«v«W if*M**iy * ^'^l.j^.'.Jil.Jjil.^ipsfceao an* *rr»tMta*i * msnstojt  , ii*-\im -brntdM mmm %*vU*>   ilmmiibm
othera wens member* Jro* -1-   • VA^Jff lUrt br JmiHUs   *»* ***»■ »rHos*r. **to •QMjJto *|itt. Mfto Jw'MIMJvn % «*
nt ,*fi rmwr-m ^l!k*et gang. »*• ,hl*» *f*JHt""* W * "rt,W*1»** »*w** * *»« Jtdb -mmm,hbohooi, then kldsito the face asl
Colorado has been noted tor yesrs 1 mnn to start ironM*. t^_ _, t j retto** Qroek.  lint tMforo tlm ...mm .ftoaHy shot wttli ongtortvo b*mm
as^vtogthe   groats*   nsmher of    ^W "KSS *W * Ihlti^lilljiilW    Hear tn mind, afipStt tt »•* «0*
Stan" to mie** td any State to the cootmltted *r H»* "^^•.'J^lWosiiklrsiy. bit 11k» Ott the fc**d asrosslae who «urd*f*d th* »©*«£
FERNIE
Men Iwv* seen   *m«w ****»
    _       to dig ont moro coal
for ftocftafalier and mntderad; Cor-
.onero* jnrlna have investlgstsd these
d.*»iur*. some finding the «p*ratera
nstliy of negligence, bnt never haye
the miners beca able to get say dis-
trtet attorney to prosecnte them.
The work   ot   mtmet*' i«irt«*   la
dren who w*« imrndlot tlio street*
of Tvinldsi Jsasaiy tt. toll, ss s
protest again* tho lnc*ro*»«e« of
feather Jsnss In n military hnllpen.
Mother* wttk hnnss In insir arm* were
*rfdd*a down nnd maimed %y Mbere
to tho tnuids of ths Motrfthlrsty est-
UHrqat* oi* tb* ep#fatnra.
stall and hMIIng Mm IsetoaUy. A» u4k>wTla».siw. tf joo wilt, mm
other kicked Mm In tho face and w<wM ho lh* tmisfettsnt of say lahor
then to cover op thl* ttrvlW* weidm homer, or mmm; tt they ptfstrotol
they shot htm to the hot*, giving oot > shnilsr dhwd.
FRESH FRUIT
Should form ft large put of every perton'i diet
now that the hot weather hat arrived Don't
forget that we at uiual art always here with
*#oh Prima And Verotahtea ma toon aa thay mra
mj the 5%Hlet
HnVrfsao roonty w*s *sp«ni to the »nt * ^"••-*!l£& ll Qf£) Jnnro* 1
rSA7-4^aX^-^ lir'** Vt^mrrt*, wht*t*tmrmr* *1™ the ****** «« tn* t«-t, w mhm
l.^»lt»Au.4J£.; .^_* *-r       '^^.^a^mem dnmm/L John t'hose. who »wie M , .„
a story thst
tried to escape,
eipfaded In Ms
luklKtMg Dttritt Xb*. M&
ho wng hWoi whon
iwas a 4mm- AmrlTt •In tmt cwmty;
'tor *svso ymrn. .Mdjnarvto^ slwsysj
ho And then ttste* to the nsntene* ot
*>>• IMM* Usotsnsst Underfed, mhrdewr. ,The
tbe J*«h*t eowt tmm thst tb* steaiittr of tl*
llaa'waala at tjidlow wa* ^attWSMtot^
r._.   of th* !*«.eoti*«C even tor "srtdtow" to ~
a*aa arattttite a/be WSS tnOt-iraAn'a Sallrmal tXtmw
%*m
A I BLAIS, Quality Grocer
Frank, Alta. .SS. Bellevue, Alta.
•rvsMMOtod tb* emmet to tV <^*,f*dTSr' iJ^!___i___i
fft^.mjtjgj^^i^ ^%SEd*Z?u
W™W"
err nm wl
*,**.„. ^ia dtstod wfcito a jHtowwr.   Ho wss stont   Wbetbet m* wa* "onoaMiwIy «*••
it«f.3 wil«*tl» «• mjtebtm bbto wMsfcJMew s^et" twesste UndertoK «d set snny
rafH^fntendeot, «*>**^m **• .<g!il***Pa,>
j® b* on tho IT **• w••, isssnat- wy-   ^^ ■*k-*Mj-t*d« ni »w nrjuin
immmmmm*    Th* ^^^^^-rt^^A^VX
•** ^g ££ %f^mm ^ rtiidwa of the
Am*   ««or.   s __ _ _
Miss Jttator (MIMIP|!^T"*w ftanTSf htTtast" WhM Ms'STthi" wOttlas sw*5*"*f"««tfMl-
tommttt** it^j,_ _. fc.^ mis m+teh m bediwmim all the striken and thslr fsro-
Mrksd her tieUmtdy in tbe
■ bodr "ws fnond, -ttdb, wMeh
(not tot
(Has wmI maty "got nineteen
.^Mt^wikaitfMftatta*1*
T^wf ||ntW|
brought to • mmtd-ebmdtm
tool rompaniestrom btl}nv«-
i   gtrifemmiMiow bwsfbt to Coterado
"ifwni every section ef tb« ««rto   to
* tnem im iwii   m wmmi Of|pklf|,
U n red strita." the conrt lil ill
tak* Iks laks sf Mtortronjeitteens In
ts bis fivskac, «n» miasiaig.
*   nettmtam. ****** from their «*vss,
iwoodeito* whether this hstt of MS!*MMMM*' -    .   - -       —
" *-**U tmaet   *****,   wat*   l^rggt1^,,t Rut  tevttliwkM UWatftR,    ttrtT
_.    ^   *»_. __ ,-. .k,^ %^-^t.t^ ■ mmmaamwtwentaattB>smeKetmKmmeemtitttnn, wss stntescod. To 00 nsngi tm,
•crikwmm. tw» m *•,«**bomm\mwrnw^^wa« «^       — jf  htt ^0fM Ww f^ fn w»,
Tb* mmtJe. aft«  tomrtnc.n 4«ig __%nWmMMm -EmMUm ih* mtmm mm* tmm»§   **•
Of   f1.t»**.«*r
tbe TlroroiAF
had
bett**.
been  irithdrawn
Itoveral ben-
i wmemmmWWm^-m^.^?A5ffSX 1 wowewnt wmtoot on ummmw, ■
otwfeaot* naatier si l**tow. tb* ver-
• %
Stephen T. Humble
^^eggmaowiowmtmwtmmwmnenmmHmmmamHnmmttmt^^
Furniture, Hardware, ChinA,
Stationery, etc
OLD COUKTfcT TEMlOmCJOM  ,
sawwi
BELLEVUE
Alberta
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^vw#«ttfii«i*5v»*joA*e»>^. *;.*^»>*
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fill : - l~s~«
-THE DI&TBICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C, JUNE 20,1914.
PAGE THEEE
Bii^i7,;Dist.i8^W;W.A
t> .-
GLADSTONE LOCAL
XA* l '--• No,.-2314 " :
, * M»t first »nd„ third Fridays,
Miners^ Hall;.Fernie; second and
fourth-Fridays, Club Hall, Cfial
Creek. SlolcBeneflt attaohed.~T,
UphUU-Sed; Fernie. <B. 0;- A\ *
"- .    !H08MER LOaA'C ,
-'■'     . .    •'_  No. 2497    J.    •■' ..
Meet every Sunday at 2.30 in' K.
. ?, Hall. .Bitain §treet.   SlcK Ben«:
• fit Soclsty attatiffld.—W.^Paider-
stone, Sec. Box 63, Hosmty-, B. C.
MICHEL LOCAL
-'',..   No. 2334
.   Meet every. Sunday  afternoon
at   2 <- o'clock  in' Crahan's ■ Hall.
Sick Benefit Society attached.—
H. Elmer, Sec.
PARK LOCAL
I No. 1387
Meet every Sunday.   Sick and
Aociden't Benefit Society attached.—Michael Warren, Sec, Can-
more, Alta.
HILLCRE8T LOCAL
No. 1058 '
\Meet eeoond and fourth Sunday
tn month. "Slok and Benefit Society attached.—J.^Gorton, Sec
CARBONDALE LOCAL
No. 2227
. Meet^every alternate Sunday at
2.30" p.m.   in   the   Opera   Houso,
Coleman,—J, Mitchell; Sec, Box
105, Coloman. •
.BANKHEAD LOCAL
• No. 29
- Meet every Tuesday evening at
.7 o'clock in the Bankhead Hall.
Sick and Accident Benefit Fund
attached.—Frank Wheatley. I£in.
Sec, Bankhead, Alta.
COALHURST LOCAL
No. 1189
Meet every Friday evening at
7.30 ln Miners' Hall. Sick and
Accident Benefit Society attached.—Frank Barrlngham, Sec, Box
112, Coalhurst P. O.
BEAVER CREEK LOCAL
- No. 481
Meet every first and third Sunday at Lyric HaU. 3 p.*m.—John
. Loughran. Sec
COLEMAN LOCAL. "\  %
; - "V   .No,*«s»v..    "
, Meet svery alternate^unday at.
"2.30  p-m^in i the  Opera"' House,
Coleman.—j'. Johnstone,1 Sec  . 3 ''
    *-»? --    - . '•-     * -  < i .*   - \,.
t-X ' PAS8BURQ LOCAL..-'^
,-„,' ;■':_'    No-8352\'-;" ' ......
•   Meet every second and fourth.
Sunday "of each month at 2 p.m.
lti Slovak-Hall.   Sick Benefit Society attached.~Thos, G. Harries,"
Sec, Passhurg, Alta., r."   "
;     ' burMis local    'y
y"''      -No; 949   *.; " A  -.
Meet every second ahd fourth,
Sunday of each month,at 10 a.m. .
in School House.. Burmis. No Sick
Society.*—Thos,. G. Harries, Sec,
' PaBSburg, ,Alta.
MAPLE LEAF LOCAL
NO. 2829
.  Meet every first and third Sun-
day of each month at 10 a.m. In
Union Hall, Maple Leaf. No Sick .
Society.—Thos, G. Harries, Sec'
Passburg, Alta.
LETHBRIDGE LOCAL
No. 574
. Meet every Wednesday evening
at 7.30 ln Miners' Hall, 12th Avenue North.—U Mooro, Sec.-Treas.
BELLEVUE LOCAL
No. 431
Meet every Sunday at 2.30 p.m.
ln the (Socialist Hall. — James
Burke, Sec, Box 36, Bellevue,
-Alta.
CORBIN LOCAL
No. 2877
Meet every second Sunday at 2
o'clock in the Club Hall. Sick
Benefit Society attached.—Geo.
Elms, Sec, Corbin, B. C.
GEORGETOWN LOCAL
No. 3026
Meet every Sunday afternoon,
2.30, at Boarding House. Sick
and Accident Fund attached.—
Max Hutter, Sec. "
FRANK LOCAL
No-1263
■Meet Sundays, after each pay
day, at 'Miners Hall.   Sick and
Benefit   Society   attached.—E
Morgan, Secretary.
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tlie Unborn
BY BERTH A STRONG COOLEY
■ \ ~ .*
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TO EVERYONE
IS WHAT THE "OCEAN" (JIVES ITS POUCYHOLDERS
Bars are % few claimi we bave paid of late
$36.70 $31.40 $10.00 $14.26
10.00 67.15 20.00 10.00
17.50 37.10 18.50 12.84
54.30 18.55 17.00 6.00
$21.42 $50.00 $17.99
12.84 115.00 64.00
37.71 450.00 26.97
20.00 19.20 50.60
*»• "MUtf" ii the Laitwt A00DM6HT Company ia the
The "OOIAIT PATS DAILY or* $15,000 for AOOTDIKW
to POLIOYHOLDIM
ton AceMwl t 6uiwrtM Corp. Ltd. of Londtw Eng.
A. a CAMPBELL, Dist Agent
Miners* Union Hall Block      -      Fernie, BX.
tMrs. Bradbury sat hy the <wlndqw in
her neat little sitting-room, her head
bowed, ler hands clasped in an attitude of intense thought. A story pa-
iper from ^hich she had been reading
had slipped -from her lap to the floor.
It was from that that she had received
the shock which had set her brain
into unwonted action:
It was a simple, little narratives, told
ln verse, of a girl who was out of -work
because she had "repulsed the.dishonorable advances ot the foreman in the
shop where she worked. All day she
had tram-ped the streets in search of
a job'and.at nightfall, worn out and
discouraged, she came to the bridge
and< stopped to look at the rushing
water -below. It had always fascinated
her; now it seemed to 'beckon ang lure
■her to find rest arid refuge in . Its
bosom. But just at this ipoiut came
Jamie, the postboy. Jamie and she
were lovers, tout poverty had prevented' their marriage. Now, however, he
.brought the ne,ws that his feeble old
mother was dead and, delieved of the
necessity of supporting her, he could
afford to tako a wife, and so the little
story ended happily.
•The unmiugled joy of the lovers
over the event* which had brought
their opportunity for happiness had
horrified Mrs. Bradbury, and there
were points in the story which reminded- her of her own situation. She
had a Jamie, too, the only son of his
motheT"and shea widow. And Jamie
had some trouble which he would not
tell his mother, who had always before been his confidante. She guessed
he might be in love with some girl
who did'not reciprocate his affection;
for there was nothing brilliant -.or
showy about the- boy, who resembled
his^mother. - He was just a faithful,
klndhearted, plodding fellow, always
sunny and cheery until of late.
IMrs. Bradbury was the widow ot &
locomotive engineer, who had been
killed in a railroad accident fifteen
years before; an accident due to
spreading rails, which, being interpreted, means rotten ties and rotten
management. He had died a hero
nnd the manner of his death had
ibeen published -from one end "of the
country to the other.. A poet of some
note had told the story ln verse. As
•they bent over him in his death agony,
thinking, perhaps, he wished to send
some message to his wife, the words
they caught with difficulty were, "Set
out the signals for the train that's
■coming.'* That other train carried
men of wealth, and -when they heaTd
the story they made up a purse for
the widow.
iThis money, together with what her
husband had  laid   by. amounted   to
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given the two a comfortable living until Jamie's schooldays-were over,
and even now she had enough to buy
her clothes and a sum laid by to pay
her own funeral expenses. She was
a thrifty and economical housekeeper,
but not at all a shrewd -bargainer. Her
mind did not naturally run upon
money matters, and as she bad never
known actual want she did not fear It.
Realixattoa came to her now, aa she
went over, the situation and tnm- how
blindly she had indulged herself in her
fond hopes for Jamie.
She was passionately fond ot children. There had been three torn to
ber besides Jamie, but they had died
at (birth, owing, it was thought, to her
anxiety tor her husband ln- fats perilous .work. tihe had put aside her
grief for them only -when she began
to look forward to the time when ahe
might help to cars for JunieV children. This waa the dream that gavo
color to ber life. She meant to be
such a good motherda-lav. People
didot realise, she thought, how much
minecy mum from a meddling out-
slder. If Jamie and Mt wife should
pitta to Sre by themselves It mi
their right and ibe would make ao
objeottoa. Bbo would try to be so un-
obtrusively betofnl and so regardful
la every way of ibo younger woman'*
rights that they iwouMfeel after .
time that they eould rot do wi'-tout
ber. Were tbeee fond dreeme of here
to be shattered?
As sho weot'orer Md over agslu tbe
story tbat bad eet ber thlaSng the
found lew to censure In the Joy ot the
young lovere. Not by tbe remoteet
stretch of language eould Mm, Bradbury be called an Intellectual woman,
bui the knew by tatattldo ooe of tbe
truths that ore blden from tbe wlee
and prudent; she knew that tbe pur-
nof existence of eaeb generation
t norm the next and her accept-
tanco of this truth constantly colored
thought and action. She recalled aow
how she bad reed tbat ia eome savage
tribes tbe aged aad feeble are aban
doned to die. It bad then seemed to
ber a terrible thing, but she reaeoaed
now that in those plaees there wae aot
abundance for all; then It wee for
those who had bed taeir tun et Hv.
Ing to give place to tbe yonager, to
make room for new llvee. Here there
wae no such exenee, for there wae
plenty for ell if tt were only equitably
distributed. But If that could not be
ll was surely wrong tbat sew llvee
should be sacrificed to tbe old. Then,
It she could not live witb and for
Jamie's children, could she die for
tbem?
It wae one of tbe peculiar things la
Mrs. Dradberr'a experience WaH
through severe discipline the bad been
freed from the Instinctive horror nf
death m a process la nature. Her
liuaband, utuisffstaadiag her tack of
Business ability, began soon after their
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Mn -Hie twM-it et bin *mn**n dMtli
|Wbts site tagged htm with team lot
to talk of it be yielded for Uie time
Bet only to Vetera peietttf^tly to the
aabfeet ontll she was able to apeak
calmly of It aod, when (he occasion
enmo, to earrv eat Me ifnamHwn ♦*
tm____mmm^mm * im - ae*- aeed - for.
■aalassr Dradbai; to seed a fatf?
bMmemm fo bil wile! every good-
bye kiss had beea as a hnal tsrawdl
between them.
fhi-i ft^t jm^rfta i-uu^^ ~~* %_m_m_,
h?~*Ji~.^y* ~***'•• mager e^vev
sapper,  two utile mmmo tbey ownnd
mmetm'mSSm'm thet be iSrte
may UU *mm, b*x hie motber
never lalied » have a warn eaaaer
cmM i* ether wnVTlf jVwfTU,^
A fow dm hrter ebe mm thm
town fo amtre eome eamttiaea. where
talking, a very little boy came in eight,
walking slowly and looking down in
a troubled iway at a dangling shoestring.- Out of an office door -between
them and the child came a slender,
fair-haired girl. They saw her stoop
down-to theurchin and heard her ask
in a aweet voice, "Would you like your
shoe tied?"'and at his reply she drew
the strings up and tied them, finishing with a .pat on the child's shoulder, Aa she turned back to the office
door "she saw the two women and-
boiwed*. -:
"Who "Is that girl?" asked (Mrs.
Brad-bury.
"■It's Alice Richards, Burnett's sten-
orgapher," replied her companion.
''Don't you know her? Why, she's the
girl your Jamie is sweet on. Of course,
I don't know anything about it, only
what folks say."
"What else do they say?" asked
Mrs. Bradbury.
"Why, they say she's a mighty nice
girl; comes of a good family back in
the country,.. She likes Jamie all right,
but, of course, they can't get married
on Jamie's wages, as Lhings are now."
She stopped suddenly as If fearful
of saying too much, then continued:
"But they ain't the only ones in the
same fix. I-"know as many as five
couples right in this town that would
get married today )f the men was
earnin' enough. I don't know'what
this country's comin' to. You just
take that -five and multiply it by tho
numlber of towns this size 'nd add on
accordln'ly for the bigger places and
the smaller ones 'nd see what you.git.
I say faint oo wonder there's a red-
light district in every city.
But Mrs.n Bradbury had not
thought as widely as this, and 'What
she heard first was enough to fill
heart and mind.
She lay aiwake long hours that night,
turning the subject over in her mind.
The ordinary arguments against suicide did not apply to the case in hand.
It surely would not be' an act- of cow-
ardice; she rwas not trying to escape
from anything for her own sake. On
the other hand, it was considered
heroism ln times of fire or shipwreck
or pestilence to give up life for others.
Was not this the same in principle? And life was sweet to her.
She loved to look upon the pleasant
earth and the sky. She was happy in
the daily round of work that kept the
little household running smoothly. She
loved to live among her neighbors--
such kind neighbors she thought them
—seeing unconsciously the reflection
of her own kind heart and sweet man-
ners. Then .the little children of the
neighborhood, iwere such a source of
enj^Tui-entrth-^^au^iiefTnilRiS'aBa
she saw much of them. Life Itself was
so dear that she <would^ gladly leave
all this and go away to earn her .bread
among strangers if such a plan could
be carried out. Could it? Was there
any way she could quietly disappear
and have it thought she (was dead?
She remembered her failing strength.
She was just a little past 60, and those
years of constant anxiety had made
her older than her years. She knelw
women younger and stronger .who bad
broken do*wn In the attempt to earn
a living tor themselves. She was a
beautiful mender, if she could only
turn that to account, but her eyes were
growing, dim and her fingers, de-
formed :\vith rheumatism, were slow
aud clumsy. No, she realized that in
the world of toilers there was no room
for one who could not do a full day's
work. Would it not be possible that
Jamie earn more She knew that was
improbable. It might be that she
would not live a great many years
longer anyway. But she knqw she
had a strong constitution and those
years of waiting would be the best
years in the lives of the two young
people. Jamie might go to the bad in
the meantime; that girl toward whom
her heart had yearned might die of
•heartbreak; she looked, capable of it.
A belated automlble passed the house
and she thought how the price of sugh
a machine would give her some vears
of precious life. Her mind was made
up now and still she lay awake planning, how she would carry out her
purpose, till1
"The cas?incnt slowly dawned a glimmering square,"
aud with the peace of self-renunciation ln her heart the wearied eyelids
closed.
"Aren't you beginning you fall
housecleaning pretty early?" asked
her next-door neighbor the following
afternoon. She had been al lover the
house looking for -Mrs. .Bradbury and
found her at last at work in the attic.
"Yes," she said, "I'm gettin" old and
I'm so slow that if I don't begin early
I shan't get through in any sort of
.season."
She had set herself three tasks to
accomplish; to leave the house cleaned and in perfect order, so far as possible to do what sewing Jamie might
need for months to como and to write
a letter which should be at the same
time an explanation of her Intended
deed and a protest against the conditions which led her to it. She did not
spare herself fatigue, as she had
learned the wisdom ot doing these
later years, but^worked feverishly, all
day long until at night the depression
tbat came from physlclal exhaustion
made life seem easier to give up. Yet
Hiere came with it an exaltation _nf
spirit that dominated the misery of
constant fatigue. By day and night
there were wonderful words with her
—words that had always esemed
meanlnglees -before, "He that saveth
his life shall lose it, but he that loseth
his life shall find it."
Jamie grew more companionable
now that her consciouness ot a secret
from -him made her stop the unconscious nagging she had inflicted upon
him in trying to win his confidence.
He was naturally considerate and observant of others, but his trouble had
made him sullen. Now as she grew
more silent he sought more to entertain and cheer her.
"You are working too hard, mother;
you mustn't do it," he said one
night, stooping to kiss her, while she
.patted his cheek and treasured the
memory of the caress through the
days that followed.
al last, after weeks of toil, she was
ready. The house had been thoroughly cleaned from top to bottom, .There
were fresh bread, pies and doughnuts
in the pantry. There were new sheets,
pillow cases and towels neatly piled
away in their places and the letter,
which ocst her the hardest labor of
all, was sealed, addressed to Jamie
and laid upon her bureau. She finished her forenoon's work, went to
her room, changed her working dress
for a pretty wooi wrapper, a cherished
possession, then taking .pieces of newspaper, she stopped the keyhole and the
cracks under the door and at the window casings. Then she turned on the
gas and. lay calmly down upon the
bed. She hoped this would be an easy
way to go, People who died thus by
accident, she thought, seemed to pass
away in sleep, unconscious of suffering. In her weariness her muscles relaxed and sho thought with joy that
she was falling asleep. But soon there
came a violent throbbing ln her head
and a sense of suffocation; the sharp
pains shot through her lim'bs. She
was proud of her ability to boar pain,
and now she summoned all her fortitude. .But there came a point when
she felt she could endure It no longer.
She tried to   rise   but   could   move
that I peed to do this and just as
wrong and cruel things are happen*
ing every day for the want of money.
I heard a man speak on the etreet
corner one evening last summer. I
did not listen long—I was careless
about such things before I realized
that they meant anything to me, But
there are people who say that these
wrongs come largely because those
who workdo not get all that they produce. That seems reasonable; think
what your wages are and then see how01
the people who own the mills roil, in
wealth. Where does that wealth coine
from if not from the labor of such
as you? And I learned that .these people have a plan for changing all this.
When I came back past the tvxxe cor-,
ner a woman was singing, standing
on a box and holding a little red flag'
in her hand. She pronounced so distinctly that you could tell every word.
I remember this:
" 'Awake, arise, the hope we bear ■
Against the curse is hurled.'
"Jamie, -I want you to find out about
those people, and if the plan they
have seems right to you join them
and help them all you can. Such a
change as they talk about cannot
oome without tbe labor and sacrifice
of many, and your father's son will
not receive the benefit without having
shared the cost.   Your mother,
"JULIA BRADBURY.
''P. S.—I ask aiid insist that you
give me the least expensive funeral
possible."
Her wishes were carried out both
in the spirit and the letter. There are
two beautiful children growing up iu
the Bradbury family. Only two,
though the father's and mother's
hearts are large enough for more. But
.Tames 'Bradbury's wages, under the
most skillful management of his wife,
suffice only for theBe. They are named
Robert and Julia, for the grandfather,
who met death thinking of others, and
■osl
xi
Pnli^r ^!!d» T ^l   ^-Vl"1 to Uie"g7andmother.'*wbo dUrf"espMtaiiy
call for help, but only tho faintest gasp
passed her lips.   Then the room which
had appeared    to darken, seemed to
grow light again and the form of her
dead huslmnd stood in the open doorway. >■■
"Robert," she called to him.
"Yes, my darling, I am here," he
answered.
She thought that he came to the bedside; knelt down beside it and took
her in his arms. Then, as her head
dropped on his shoulder and their lips
met, the agony passed.
I have told you that she was no
scholar and I shall not give you the
exact contents of the letter for any
one who over estimates the im-
tance of correct spelling and grammar to smile at, but this is the substance of it:
"My Precious Son—There has been
no time since I gave you birth when
I would not willingly have laid down
my-life for your best welfare. Now,
I believe the time has come for me to
do it. I die so that you may live out
the life God meant for you; that you
may take a wife and rear up children
na   q    rpn-n    ahnijlif^     -T_nrttu tJjafe—VOU
may be a good husbanTand father.
"But, Jamie, I am going to ask one
thing of you.   It is wrong and cruel
for these two. Tliey know thes tory
and their hearts respond to the charge
it lays upon their lives.—X. Y. Call.
TILL THE  WORKERS GET WISE
Provide what money, and what arms
you can;
Who has the gold shall never want the
man.
—Robert Baron's "Mreza."
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SOCIALISTS DESIRE TO  OWN
One of thc pet arguments of the would-be opponents of socialism is. "You socialists fail to take
into consideration the natural human desire to
own." Apologists for the present system talk in
airy style that the most effective \vfcy to combat
socialist fallacies (?) is for every workingman to
own his own home. These practical (!) minded
philosophers scornfully refer to the socialists as
visionaries, dreamers, etc., totally ignoring the
fact that they are impractical ones. No use calling the kettle black, and to state '-you're another,"
is not argument, so wc will present the case as we
view it.
Today, with the high price of realty and tlie low
scale of wages paid to the majority it is not within
the purse of the greater percentage of wage-earners
to buy a home. This PACT is generally concede by all thinking individuals, moreover, cold
figures still more strongly emphasize the .truth.
These shallow philosophers are of the type of the
mice in thc fable of '"Bell the Oat" when it was resolved that it was necessary for their protection
against their enemy, the cat. that a tinkling bell
should be tied around her neck, so that her approach might be heralded and the mice thereby
be enabled to reach a place of security. Both
mice and men are adepts at "resolves," but when
the question was asked by one practical old mouse,
"Who's going to put the bell on the cat?" the visionary crowd were stumped in a manner similar lo
what these so-called practical (!) philosophers are
when asked "Who's going to provide the home?"
The wish to own is stronger among socialists
than among the lesser enlightened, because they
abolition of the profit, system is it within the rnnjre
of possibility for those who produce to own. Tu
own not only their dwellings but themselves, 'lo-
!ay no man who is dependent upon somebody else
for an opportunity to get thc means of livelihood
by working.for wages owns himself. It does not
matter what his position is nor how much he sets
a yoar if the proceeds for bis labors nre his oiil^'
asset, then he docs not attn, but is owned.
We know there are many "wiho dispute this statement, but objections without proof do not gainsay it. The remark is often made, "I can quit; the
job I am working at and easily get another." This
may be quite true, but that does not prove that
the individual in question can get along without a
job, and just 'as long as he cannot do t/his, just so
long has be no,- control of the ownership of himself. ' \
"Oh, but," say. our friends .of the other side,
"it's all very fine to talk this way, but you socialists do not believe in private property!" Here's
where .they are wrong again, because the socialist
is striving to educate his -fellows and shows how
important it is that a man should have control of
^he social value of that which he has produced,
instead of as at present, he digs coal and does not
make enough wages to ..buy a supply, .but has to
go chopping around burnt stumps in order to get
fuel j builds houses and be compelled to live in a
miserable shack with his family; makes shoes apd
wears patched footwear; in short, produces so
much that there is no work, hence no wages, and
he is compelled to eko out a miserable existence.
This is not an overdrawn picture, but is visible
any day to every man and woman who is not afflicted with mental color-blindess. It is not private
property 'that the socialist objects to, but the private ownership of the means of wealth production,
thereby depriving the producers of ownership -bom-
pletely:
About the only ownership many people enjoy today is that of ignorance and it is against such private ownership that every socialist, is fighting.
If you who read this think that the socialists are
on the wrong track, sit down and ask yourself the
question: "What do I sincerely and truly own."
It may, perhaps happen that you have .the title
deeds of a lot and therefore imagine that you clo
possess something, but suppose you get out of a job
and eannot get another, what happens if you are
unable to pay fhe taxes?
Some men have rebelled against unjust conditions and have made an uphill fight to endeavor
to own themselves. What has "been the consequence?
The very attempt to own themselves has meant
the undoing; and others of a more cowardly disposition have kept their hiouth shut lest the same fate
should be theirs.t
We are not .dealing with this subject in an academic strain, but simply stating that which you
know of your own experience, and if you can show
a flaw in the argument, we are from Missouri and
should be glad to be shown.   With so much spare
V>ortaBC-e -has been^omitted. There
wee seven .parts and ' the two last,
containing some of .tie -most beautiful
and iwifthette,-portions of the work,
are„Jreal hSnxt* $fci$>s. They include,
ADkvldt ■Copper-ffleld's rise to fame and
fortune folios. The wronging of Ht-
tlye Emily Ib detected, and she is
finally found by. David after she attempts suicide in the Thames. There
is the final vindication for old Peg-
goty, when tho Mfeleas body of Steer-
forth is -found-by Ham a* it is washed, ashore after a terrible wreck.
■In the closing scenes, the Mioaw-
bere, who have gone to follow their
fortunes in Australia, seated around
their -Yuletide table, rise in toast to
the Copperfield family, and in far off
England, David and his wife, who was
A*jjnes Wicbfield, respond. It is a
beautiful and heart throbbing finale.
For -Saturday matinee and evening
there is a two-reel "101" Bison. ''For
the Freedom of Cuba." On Monday
the two-reel Eclair. '^Coming Home,"
a lasting aod striking lesson tb women
who think- they were cut out for
actresses..
MIKING ONE OF MAN'S
EARLY INDUSTRIES
hours on their hands, every man and woman should
start to try to do a little thinking &nd at least own
their own thoughts. Look at the question squarely
and the result must force itself upon you that the
desire of the socialists is that they who do all the
socially necessary work are the ones who will own
the earth and the fullness thereof only when they
understand the root cause of their troubles and
not before.
The Waldorf Hotel has a number of
guests from the east and west registered.
Considerable work Is being done
ploughing and boulevardlng our
streets. The council evident Intend
to beautify the town, but, why not
mnko owners clean up vacant lois?
Airs. William Gregory, wife ot Wil-
Ham Gregory of footBWl fame, arrived
in Pernie on Tuesday morning, from
Dlnnlngton, Rotherham. England, and
will take up her future residence here.
Mr* T>. Itw>*. occompnnlpd hy Virn.
Shepherd, left thin morning for Coleman, where they intend to visit
friends and acquaintances from the
old country.
8. Vn«on has taken the north store
ot the Deck block and will open snmo
nt no tee cream parlor, cand ana
fruit ttore. Mr. Vasos hat bad con-
sldcrabte experience In this tine of
business and promises to show ut
aotnathing new.
THE "SKlNNIRr- SKIN
TRIT&S-WOOO TEAM
Tlm to-Aiust-vm tiit'l .uul iM.-.m «1 ita,
Trltev-Wood lento by a »oor* of 21 on|
Born—To Mr. and Mrs. H. Ferryman, on Thursday last, at 9:30, a son.
Mother nnd baby doing well.
We are pleased to announce the
Coal Company have started painting
the houses. I<et us hope the arm of
decoration will extend across the
creek.
•Mr. Tom Williams, Mines Inspector,
was down here this week, making his
usual inspection of the mines.
Pete 'McGovern Joined the prospect
•party tip the Elk river Taeedey- lost,
IMlss Flossie Ryan. Hillcrest. was
down here on Saturday last, visiting
her friends.
Dora—To Mr. and Mrs. 3. Krall, a
•on. (Mother and baby doing well.
This. m« understand, 3s No. 14; not too
bad. at nil
Nominations were received on
■Sunday last for Local Union offices, as
follows: Richard Jones, President,
unopposed; R. Price. Vice-President,
by acclamation: li, Elmer. John New*
man, iM D. 'McLean, for Secretary-
Treasurer; James Mercer, by acclamation, for Recording Secretary; Bd.
Stacey, Warden. Pit Committee: Old
Xo. 3 mine, Ti. Gregory and II. Chai-
lenor;, No. No. 3 mine, Jemfs Mercer and Pete Baldassl; No. 8 mine,
IMcJiard Price. Tontonl Lobasse.
Sick Committee, Thos. Yates, R, Price,
Pete Baldassl. Pontoni snd two 61*
vonlans. The election will Uke place
on June 26th. from 9 a. m. to 41 p. m..
In Crshan's Hail.
The mines were idle from 11 p. m.
Friday until 7 n. m. Mondny.
Mr. and Mrs. Fraser Natal returned home IMt niibt, having spent n
good holiday dn Toronto, and several
other towns back east
Nominations were received for
checkwelgbmen si ibe contract miners' meeting Sunday last, snd were as
foWo*»;   John Mw£. Rkbai.i ^ \mmlMeTntewm tha dlw J dattnu..
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HILLCRttT NOTES
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There will be a meeting btld in ibe
Untoo Hall on aest flnnday night at T
o'clock for the purpose of forming an
angling club. All those Interested In
this sport ar* respectfully requested
It is o, common saying that agriculture nnd mining are the two basic industries., JV-hen man rose above the
brutish individualism ot his prlmordal
state and .began to develop the social
instinct he turned to the soil in order
to win food tor his family. He paused
In hte migration, the soil held him; it
gave root to his rudimentary community; H gave him the chance to en:
large his energies. His tracks became highways; his rivers avenues ot
tirade; and as his traffic expanded h\s
imagination widened until out of the
crudities of communal development
grew tbe complexities of civilization.
The nomadic habit lingered; the
spirit of the hunter survived in man;
a wanderer and a wonderer, he stood
beneath the starry dome of the forest-
-arch, not knowing' whether he were
the guest or a captive in thc domain of
Nature. The hills beckoned; the seas
called; the more venturesome left the
tenU of the tribe in searci of material
Vherewith to fashion their implements. They sought iron for weapons,
copper for 'tools, gold for ornament,
and found them in various guise in the
earth under their feet. They became
miners. To those who delved success-
Wily came power. Throughout the
ages the more, energetic and adventurous broke from the plough and forsook the -cattle in order to explore and
to exploit. /They, brought the metals
from which the artificers fashioned engines of power and machines ot intelligence. They won the materials for a
social structure that .based on stone
and 'built in iron and copper, soared
In many-storied tracery of steel to
towers radiant with light and vibrant
to the sky—towers so far above the*
-uomtnon ground that man almost forgot his lowly origin and claimed kinship with the stars.
The story of mineral exploration and
raciarmigraxrojrtSTp^^aiteriy"«i»iieff4p
■tage of our people, the Anglo-Celts. It
is the motif that runs through the
drama of English and American history, more particularly during the last
hundred years. Even in Its barest
outlines it serves to suggest that the
miner is the pioneer of Industry and
the herald o-f empire.
The first social organization around
the ehores ot the Mediterranean seat
their prospector to the hinterlands of
Europe, Asia an$ Africa. The gold of
Ophlr, the copper of Sinai, the silver
of Laurium, were part ot the web and
woof of those early civilizations. The
mines ot Iberia gave Hannibal the
sinews of wnr against Rome; the gold
of Davia strengthened the resources of
Rome under Trajan; but the greatest
adventure was that of the Phoenicians,
who passed through the Pillars of Hercules Into the western ocean in order
to reach tho far Cassltorides, the tin
islands tbat In turn were to produce
those Cornishmen to whom the world
Is one big mine. After Carthage and
Kpme. in turn, had been overthrown
-the mining industries of the known
world were disorganised. Desultory
operations persisted in Hungary, Spain
and Saxony, ibut the Middle Ages to
the miner were sa dark below
ground as above. Even the discovery
of America, which narked the 'beginning of a new world movement, wss
not connected with a real advance In *
mineral exploitation, although associated with the winning of gold and silver. It Is true, tbe wave of Spanish
conquest broke over tbe American continent, -penetrating th* treasure vaults
of •Mexkoo and Peru. Bat tb* Spaniard
devastated. He gathered the Harvest
that* the patient Indian bad sown by
tbe Isborioas toll of eanturiee. Cortes
and Plwmo\were filibusters, aot «*>
plorers; they war* pirates, not miners.
Again I a$k.yov,t9 recall how you
threaded the pathless-forest on your-
way to examine o new -mineral discovery,. On the(tretes-at intervals you
have.eeen that, the bark -wa* chipped.
The;-trail has-"been "blazed" >byi the
prospector," making H easy for you.an-d
others to follow. That is'what the
miner has "don©;in a.larger way1 for
civilization.' ,He has done it-with
geographical exuberance and equatorial aptitude. -From." "the stark and
sullen solitudes that sentinel the
-pole," to the "steaming stillness' of
the orchid-scented glade" In, the
tropics,' he has lpft his mark. : You
know that. No need for the prospector
to complain to you, like Kipling's ex-
iptorer:
"Well I know who'll take the credit;
all   the   clever   chaps   that   toi
lowed— .
Came a dozen men together—never
knew^my desert fears;
Tracked me by the -camps I'd quitted,
used the water holes I'd hollowed,
'They'll go back and do the talking.
They'll -be called the pioneers!"
No; not by the -men of the Columbia
School of Mines, who have shared the
prospectors' camp fire, his blankets,
his coffee, his flap-jacks and fais
beans. You will give credit to whom
it belongs. To the man with the faith
ot a child and the heart of a viking;
to the man who has tramped and toiled until he heard ."the mile-wide mut-
terlngs of unimaglhed river; and beyond the nameless timber saw illimitable plains;" to the miner who has.
crossed the last range of all and lies
in the only prospect hole he could
not dig; to the man who was the herald of empire and the pioneer of ■industry; to him who blazed the trial!—
Coal and   Coke Operator  and   Fuel
BBEBBpimaggiBiiaBi^^
m    '     ■    ..     " .- ■- '"'A     .AXjAA X*A AX'y.l*
The Best Ventilated Thfatre in Town
Classified Ads.- Gent a Word
FOR SALE—Cheap, uncalled for, new
and second-hand ladies' and gent's
suits, skirts, overcoats, pantB, vests,
waists, hats and shoes—all aims.
Pantorlum Tailors, Ground Floor,
lb4 Main street, in Suddaby's   old
- store.  ~ 217
FOR SALE—Viollncello yA size, ln
fine condition. Sola 'instrument
(cheap). Apply H. Hewitt, House
117, Coal Creek. 21G
AUTOMATIC RIFLE—Remington, 35
cal.; splendid condition; slung;
peep rear sight and ivory tip foresight.   Apply Box 380, Fernie, B.C.
LOST—A small envelope containing
money.-i Finder please return to J.
W. Quinney, c. o. Trites-Wood Co.,
Ltd., and receive reward.
FOR SALE—400 laying hens, at 11.00
each, including our imported pens
of S. C. Black Miribrca, S. C. White
Leghorn, Ancona, R. C. Brown Leghorn and S. C. R. I. Red, Elko
Poultry Yards, Elko. B. C.      211
FOR SALE—Horse, buggy and harness. Horse sound, -weight about
1050:   harness    with    collar   and
names and breast collar.-New; the"
whole lot cheap, $133. Apply Box
380, Fernie, B. C.
FOR SALE—Horse, harness and
buggy; going cheap, Apply Box 280,
Fernie, B. C.
FOR SALE—Heavy team, wagon and
harness; team weight about 3,200
<geldlng and mare); gelding, black;
6 years old; mare, bay, 3 years old.
Will sell cheap. Apply Box 380, Fernie, B. C.
Crow's Nest Business
College
And Academy of Langsngei
J, W. B-MBttt, Principal
Classes arranged for any time
during daj^or evening
Writ* Fm PrM»««*twi
Johnson-Falconer Block
PERNIE       x       B. C.
to attend. _        	
Wanted—Immediately—SOO boosters!ths -coaqutsttdom'wsr* nol pioneer*
of the low! leather chasers to raise ior Industry: behind tbsm srose the
«»- iui.i.,-1 M«.n«« .« ink* nw»lu,m from th* despondency tliey *r« lu ,*moke oi rom slid the du»i ot dasirw--
£ S2ft& 5^h? J£. mlfh «r •ft*r th* **•'• « Mlch#l-4 to nil. | ttkn. Hven the greut «aa captains of
on ju«h» zsrd, at the mine mouth of|H|VMll on ,,,„ ,„„, mt) vrnxm* canned I witnbsth ware bnt tb* sequel to an
each mine, from   «:»«  a. tn. to i:30!.hi* MitniMki =I»Z!k^»      ™       '"•-■"•■", w  •"
' i this catsstropbe.
j epoch of spoliation.   Aftw thein, and
Regil White Wprioltt-S
Dorcas (241 egg) Strain
A few early hatched cockerels for ssle in tbe fall
Write
Wm. ANTROBUS
Coleman    -   Alberta
High Class; Photo Plays
TONIGHT-THURSDAY
lEdiaon Two-Reel Comedy
the Drama In Heyville
A Corking Good Comedy—A Riot of Fun ■*-■
FRIDAY and SATURDAY       ^"'
Easany Feature, in Two Parts -
Chains of Bondage
This is truly a hearfclntsrest drama of love, showing ths sacrifice made by the woman for the msn she loves.
Monday and Tuesday, June 22th & 23rd
Five Reel Lubln Masterpiece
THROUGH FIRE To FORTUNE
OR  THE   SUNKEN   VILLAGE
In Five Reels, by Clay M. Greene
"A new thrill has been filmed. (With -conflagrations, ww's horrors, and Roman arena scenes, we are familiar. It remained for
iLubln to give us a new. and -peculiarly (American thrill in 'Through
'Fire to Fortune.'   It consists of an unusually realistic portrayal ot
- a fire in a coal mine, a miner's torch'having come ln contact with a
newly discovered oil well, and the crowning triumph of big scenes,
the destruction of an entire village, when the walls of the mine over
which it is -built begin to crumble.   Here we see whole houses sink
- into the earth, the panic-stricken villagers, and lastly, the fire that
follows the caye-in and completes the destruction. These scenes of
the -conflagration, and the .people huddled about the computes on a
safe -spot, are remarkable examples of night photography, antdeserv-
ing of the highest praise. All in all, 'Through Fire to Ttortune'
marks a distinct step in the productions ot American features, and
should not be missed."
Matinee Saturday at 2.30—5c and 10c
Prices, 10 & 20c. -:- ORPHEUM ORCHESTRA
GET   THE   ORPHEUM   HABI.T
COUPON
*«• Nm* «4 KUm*  $Ut~
D»» k*N M wdM> Tam Oaata
<««iun,
Cook Book—
•ONO A MANUAL OT OOOO RECTO uwUh
wtcWul am* d Tha kam flam dtw-nh* -Caaat*.
Mm UwM Ham rntk, *taa*m tham*rfniHl^i
» m, tl tl wife* beta aaa* m»M» tkatkti aai
mj e**t^^^^mtNtm ewm^^mm^%
bwiMtiUtt>wifi!mtttmwnMw
WMttrn Ctaadfr Wtoliuit Uo.   TriUd-Wood Oo.
DIlTRIBUTOES-FlRmi, B. 0.
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\Vedn*«day last." The play was ratheri^ m,,,J,,ttI1h,|? LM L.™'Ji° Vi^iiEi   rb9 "*• •*"*** <**P««I»« *w«*(in tfcelr wake across tbe mm, can*
riashv. and neither t**nt ran »*> m
at tbe
|m.    Iktllots to   be   counted
' -t'nlou office afterward*
Mr. Thomas .fenktniton and .iosepn
Jcitkiiinoii boarded tho passenanr on
Haturdsy evrnlnc last, en route for
is to robttnne as per Isai Issue. KSney; thi* wen from Cornwall snd Devon,
Koods incladed for tlfli week, at 33) from flanmy and -the Han, brought
iwr cant redocttonn. * the technique of  mlnln« to the naw
Anton Mandisky and Mrs. M. Plant ■ world, applying it peacefully to the
were broagbt np before Jostles of tbe! mineral development of Mesleo, Pore,
Peso* r. M. Pinkney st ths polka t and Chile, alt along the regions pr*
barracks for totaling the^nsraatlna vloasly ravaged by Karapesn free*
lu*» here on Hatuntay lm>1. nnd wet*,bootf»r*
r«fwd of brilliancy, the rtr«f(*n*p in
both team* lx>hi« far tfuprrlor to thf
Tittsukln* line Th» "flklnwrn" open-
<<il nff * Uh vlyor and it was only s
«lesdy detenu* snd orratlc shooting: CombM-land, Kngland.
tim< n»v< d thp T AV eoal Th* first' Tli© funeral of .Mr. Kdward Middle-
won- wa* glvwi tbr T-t-amsten. and town took pIskt Hundny last from «hr „    . ... ^ .     . ,     , ...   . .... .   _. . ......
It mum \.e -xtM,'., 1 that a srav* doubt .umWraklnr parlor*, xntal. »h* tie- ««>•« «•••«*• > f^" '"If0?* <* *••• The great *r* o mineral Mpterattea
«!H in th*. iMln<1« ot nnnv n* to w»wr| h-avlnx nw« hi* *i*etk bt h*.|n«i!"wI f"1 trtTh '*"**** '"""P'* '"■* . r I?mr w|,h ,h* •,,"'«*»ry •* ■*0,<' »
whether <h* S.ll w.«t throush th#, knocks! down b; a train nrar Mo ,«*!«** mt dsnt^ws. to * ww»*t«ltjr Calfanrta and Anyi-atla It was tk*
T>oV»     T^ autra* tierka   «malU«l,: c.uiiv m\    iMr.   snd Mrs. tkin llowj*^'*J** "nlUr> «rrsngswmts are prtlttds to a wrld-wMf migration, an
uiatiki*   „ »<>£..   *'.,■*■:   • 'tk ■.".    ***-  t-rnt* inawlfA    Hi*    Umrrd     nUt* a  **J& mm*tr*. .       .*     a     .
,Hin  nt   nmr V!tnpV   mhn wwn « fMMnr nttmiH.r of hit Michel friends.1   JJ» JJS^hiw tb^nM^fc
«t.lfiuhd  h.Ml  tl*,*i*    :'.«•    r**?it  "ire   Wt* «hh it* ftmaav ntr •vmiv.Hiv    tn VlW ^^   , "J    « "S. v
Si T«m^r»' e«l>- iawbt tbe Wl. tho.* Wl to mourn *»*• k»suMo»,.U> om.Mr. Hood's ranch
bui    ?'■>(    ••  «•'' b'*  in»rvati*«   and it
■lltl.tr. J i.-it n' h:-< I'-iP''* nul ♦hrouph
ftir until  Tit
■*w*nnd tH»iii
<rt«fin>n»fm-rt of vilnv in tbt* lw>*rond half.
nnd na tlwrr  »-j» im ««.(....»
1 t .V\\Z .^WaThTir • ii,u,iit[ Uttd atu,C4> lu entovr* !Ib«;u« »»lttrd:i: hist tu mn
r* TMn«m •W*JT* ™ ,oil Monday .'i^nlnR Kvorybody *tmo,r>t tk* In?.- K. Mlddlwon. \
-*|,*.'-?:I'.vi*-i!I!i t.M.*mt tar* s good time, good mneit pr»,||o«cnxit, who was Ml
enormous advance in tbt arts ef llta,'
itui xk* spntd cf   ladiMry   to   *ko
■anal* pHf-** nf tka* tmttb.
Tbe iotorot«Rt-rgy began to tint the:
.    Mr. «sd Mn. tl. Wilds aad. Mr. snd blank tpneea «n tk* ms» Tbo trw-Mara'
Th.- Onlrr or TM».'k:ib» nn- holding  tin. D. Jl<»«croft left ber* Mr M!Phi>l half of tbe North Anwffain ftwrttomt.*
nd tbt* runorfl! of sit Ait«trnTtft, ttit» snm-hem half td >
fstbor of Mrs. Afrits, tk* northern   half   of   Asia,:
kUMi «a ik* r. mote lavatW. ^tueivateii nnd, s»ptei»«i'
«-"'•"' M»  Vt   Uea     Tba   sympath)    of her .by tbo*« In smith  of gaM,  et ttSbet
vt\ra*a\ an. mneretx ^ ,; ^ (, , ,,.„„., /tf ^ ^ w#t,w %#li
Vr r *mi»t*r ts dallV i>xpwting  ttM*' twtfrd mn Ms fritows to rooto amsj
nei work.   Ita.
dM*l»ti«Mttt  Trade fellews|
twt tba flag M-
,.    ...... ""■       "r!       t;r.,4tr,9t   „t   .».ft   t-n.nnrr**tt*r*  t-nrn «»«. -n'rV tt* t%,a -mtoar.
J. |lent!»y. tx. '.bo   kitiorir   Bngltab'Wj*' Ui.-SSTT"' Kb?HC!l'OT**r**       Btote wlH hoM a WPMInf eti Bmmy     Mxrr tke prospretw taa room «s»t
«r.»d;,di iM wtiotm wss n**w. w|N>k mlalag *»g1n#<>r.   Tba aesmt basga— S
►>* ir. *t*t\ ar»- xbt** «ho hav* not The gam* started at t:t» p. m. and Tba mlaaa wtm ld»* here on W*d- tn adisn«* of tbe raptala of tgitrtfT.;
r.ai| sli * nutfctcrpter* of fiction, an#i»h» «-i«ti<cm»nt wji Istenw wli#« Hob- nntday last.o***r-pr*wl«irti©n bring tR« Tl*f# of yon tbst M*t »;rfl*«ad tm.
cm sil *bo bavf r«ad this wort It,ens «<wd No   I tot Michel,   both «*■*■•. •        '"- '*"
VCTCS   TWATDV   5251
JL%9JL9    JL MbMeMmiJBL JL JHtS*   alwayi
Th*** two t*ams met «n Hatnntay *
SPBCXAK* SATURDAY — Matinee Mid Evening
ELSIE FAY and TriM Horn "ARABIA" In Mr NMiUrf Pity
For the Freedom of Cuba
TWO RttL 101 1IION
A drama of love aad airaatar*. tl** Itm pkfave tw ttnAiwo Miss Wsls VVty and liar |10,fl0 sqjtilao
v,„ "«„~7, h thm y^ w)1|, a bamaa Intellect. He antlss ropes, oanrtta a nia to ant asrtsts la tke
McafM of a Ms-ad la pnaea, e»ii*i«»w» * *** ■*«■* ■«*«-.*.* -■—   - *.-''• "'""- *        '""   '"',*
vvM.tia ******
%h*f town*** mm tMl* Adair he a drama of boma Ht* fa ti* mme.
"COMIMO HOME"  2 Reel Eclair
*
m'etn    '.-rut.
bet   Oto\
*i »,■>» *ti*
rente in wlater kaoa bow tbe leader'
bat l*ft >sr» im*»r**«tett tbst wlii aatrer! teams playing  a   good,   fast   gsmr  br*aks tb* trail by leavteg ftmMpirtrta
mfMo#?n    W* WflTto maka an Hhenly ntt*r. Kirk |*e««l a baaaty in- OAVIO COPFtftfftlO AT THt i»l» \t*o wkirh bis MMrara irra* tm*
l»ilm-Jt'y uiuu*in«»nr* «< i«i.*n,* -and '... X  -'* '   -■-.. I b-tir- M" fn-*    i- -- -■ k* .r*r» trentU t* tha tafatr aa*
bis *bsraf*r» diwrtlr wa wad bls'rt*<d bad nw-had  aaoth<r. making for   Tmm  Mlfhts.   WndttttOey  end ut iktlr travel.    71m »
*•»•.«..-     .   ...-..:.--r-    «•'»**   w ->"% •»•••■- '"tb* tt*d Tfcwtadsy. Jaws M sad» mlaoral onfbtrer bas
t»"> 'b'****t*™ ***«%*!***** Mr*   fmt Mlefi*! on*   mw   aboad  ^I*£J^i? nSigfwJSi'
ZTTtVeTX * X*"EL*- wU '• —*• ?rx?™L?/;_***_i™>' *,0,,M'
mw*1    pirt»ri**4    Ir tin ototf im     Tba 04tebM **gW» *r» <«mi^»tag tsltUbl ««t»wmi me ttt* »i* pi*
iron  *>•« Att--**** wbt'tt Xo th* mn**   ■'"' wb obtmt tb* (tlrtv wnt*r t*st *twf* a Hme* af wait**? tfest ***w tke,
tm l*rt«htaa was   s» I* '•-•.u'.t.it    from    <Vrt>'n  w.-ij-     tv* ,<,**tt -fnwiM nt*x mi,*,**     I  .  »  •,. .»
bit*matt mlrb. .„     —
nrn*« ar.t rr,»'4 <rnw*>f Ws W'Sfk* *» «rt»  *"*-,* *Si.+ ,i-»«V-ff«W» »
#b*T &*ir.   anft-k tor Ant* a» tb* Ifts ti,.\t*r tar? *-*'*.
-t
•a* te t-rmndtte a 09009***. **t »».* «ork as
»a* ptteOtde t« g»". at.'t «--<> x**n et m.
i i
pnewpeettm a* «*R aa ttntBmtom.
"Hav* yoa known the meet wfefta
stbMK*. wot a enow gmMMd ■***•
ffnhtt*
tint* vim twnlwa trail <m momtdtonm'. |
^-emm^^m^  ^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ -m*^* bm^± mLsttr^m L
IHMPBWl jfFfT TlmmmWW WW wlfMW •
llara  ymi  totubed tba **#* «**
apet**,
V*tt tbe enaeo* stntaetb td brat* i»
tarty tk*w!"
isstiac Md Mrtktag lesson to w«m*a wbo thlak limy wars mt ont for  sctma*a-one tlmt tm
»tba fs« tkst no tMlter *bm tke Mate haa to oftnt,, It tm emr eomnmn or tak. tbe ptomr
1* Ufa. Kot tbst tbt ploy la a sermon.  Fbr from tt  It Is a regelate drama, aboandlat hi dn*
A
presses
mt IbAHkA '
rastle intarttyriifwtWnf •iwiaiieai, rapid aetims sn* partlnsat dlmasaa
ruiAruxrtnjqrijxruuv>rtruvvv>rir«*i*i*i")'' »■««»«■ ** *»i*»i»*« m *.*..*.■■■«■.*«■..-■. ,*..*.
3PECIAL. Wad. & Thura. Juno 24th-26th
"David Coppcrflcld"
Prodnrad on Mstotie BagHsb awmad byHe»««*«tb^ \m*m.mm   %U
Ti.'.*.**ii* J. fttoi'Aty. tb* wwtWo gnsanest amtbamy an tba amrfca as Mcaaaa.
mmmni  dtmtte*  ef
TNI »»•» tXCtUO IN IVWTTMmO WfWTAIHtHO TO MOTUMtO ^wif^^^^^^^^^^^^<^w^^w^^!^
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FEfLNIE, B. C, JUNE 20,1911
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'-♦       '   BELLEVUE NOTES --'    '♦
,-♦ By "Vexatua" >♦
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.''Onr (meeting: convened" as -usual,
'with ibo -jretMent in the chair, sup-
tported Iby a «ood cttwfd.. The minutes
of ithe (previous meeting were adopted,
after one of- out inemfbers had been
satisfied «with one of the straw bosses'
'standing. -
Correspondence was received from
Taber loeal, seeking our-cooperation
In their efforts to win. a piano for
their onion ball. Ordered filed, as we
lave already in our midst the equal of
the copy enclosed to us.
A circular was also received froni
Local 1068 condemning our action in
taking such drastic action and calling
for President Smith's resignation/
Without ascertaining from them the
truth of what President is supposed
to hav* said. Now, as was stated to
our Executive Board, it was the
"culminating point," or as the adage eays, H*lt was the last straw that
;i)t*oke'. -fhe camel's back," Local 1058
.has apparently missed the point of
the whole controversy. There .will toe
n committee of four from -Bellevue
attend their next regular meeting and
endeavor to dear the air.
Reports of Committees
The pit oomjmlttee. reported having
taken tap eome vital questions with the
superintendent, who took; a very peculiar position over two of them.
One being.in relation to flat places;
.which are supposedly up the pitch.
In spite of men using a small car, to
'Place their wal into the chute, he,
takes the -stand that the provisions ot
- the agreement are being carried out,
ns they are handling tbe coal as
•placed in tbe chute. The other was a
case of a mechanic who had been dis-
' missed -for (as the company say), incompetency.   Now this good brother
. lias ibeen working for this firm for
S or 9 years, and 4t, ls rather late for
them to find that he is incompetent.
The general manager wished us, before taking any more drastic action,
•to consult them at Blairmore, and we
decided: to send our pit committee.
Palling- to get satisfaction, we will
call a special meeting.
iThe measuring committee, while not
liaving completed its work, wished to
make it known to the local, so that
they could instruct our pit committee
to take up with the management and
devise some means ot remedying the
question of full chutes, which is as-
, eumlng a serious aspect,
Election of officers
"Local"   will"  remain   about   the
same, with the exception that Brother
'Barwlck will assume the .respon-rfOMU-
ties of president /
Nominations for president were
brought forth in the following order.
Elmer,"Stubbs and Phillips. , Alter
a lengthy discussion as to the merits
of each nominee, Brother.-Elmer -received the nomination by a 10 to 1
vote, which may have the effect of
convincing scribes and editorial writers that the move which is on foot
to replace %n ex-president exist in
their imagination only.
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♦'       " COLEMAN  N0TE8 ♦
,. On Wednesday morning, about one
o'clock, two minor accidents occurred
in the slope of the International Coal
Company's -mine, at Coleman, when
Tom Cox had the misfortune to receive a rather severe crush to his
right thumb, and George Bahrlzeek a
severe crush to one of his legs. Both
men are now able to he out and about.
iMartln 'Bowman returned toJSole-
man on Wednesday night, 10th inst.,
after spending a short holiday in England.
" Mrs. William White arrived .back
ln Coleman on Wednesday night, 10th
inat., after spending a three months
holiday with her parents in England.
On Friday night, 12th inst., Ursus
the Great and Sam Clapham occupied
the stage ot the Opera House and gave
a great display of feats of strength
and wrestling before a crowded house.
Acting-President W. Graham returned from Brazeau on Friday night, -12th,
and went to Fernie on Monday morning.   . ■
On Sunday laat the I. O. O. F. met
in the Eagle Hall to the number of
■between forty and fifty and marched
to the Cemetery, headed 'by the Coleman Town Band, where a service of
prayer was held. ' The members decorated the graves of their departed
brethren with flowers. A large crowd
of people assembled at the grave ot
those departed;,
The Order of- Owls acknowledge a
further. subscription for their sportB
on July 1st: O. F. Fanset, 55; J.
Sitevulak, $5; Ben Davis, $5; W. A.
David-son, $3': G. A. Ritchie, $2; Joe
Grafton, $1.
R. B. Phoenix, accountant 4n the
Bank of Commerce, Coleman, pulled'
out on Saturday night's passenger for
Belfast, Ireland.
, On Saturday. 13th, Coleman and Cor-
.bin football club met on the former's
ON SATURDAY JUNE 19th
Special Sale
of Ornaments & Itancy Goods
25 cents in the Dollar off Ornaments
and Fansy Goods During the-Sale.
ground under league auspices. Corbin kicked off at 6.50, and play was in
midfield for a sBort time nnd from a
Jifess by E. Jackson, W, Bell shot wide.
From <the kick from goal some good
■play was done by Hunter, KelMck and
Banks, the latter player centering, but
Clark; getting 'possession, sent down
the field, Conbin geting the 'ball and
made lor Holoms with* some good passing, but Overton sent over the'
.bar. From the goal kick the Coleman forwards 'bore down on Walker,
Beddtogton sending out tb -McDonald,
who time'and again sent over from
the right some lively crosses,'.but
White and company were safe, allowing the Coleman forwards very
little hope. Play was in mldfteld for
a considerable time, until -Harlin, sending tbe 'ball out to R. Stoddart, who
beat Moore on the run, and making
straight for 'Holmns, until brought up
by Hunter. Both teams were'now going In earnest, and corner after corner by both sides were taken, but nothing resulted from tbem. Half time
was called .with neither side gaining
a goal.
On the resumption of play a surprise was In store for Corbin. v After
a few preliminaries on the .part of
Coleman forwards McDonald getting
possession of the ball, ran along the
right wing, and sending across a lovely centre. Cairns scored with his head,
givflng Walker no earthly chance.
Corbin went at it hammer and tongs
and for the space of about twenty-
five minutes Coleman were completely
on the defence, and from a -well intended1 cross iby A. Haydon, Roughead
gave away a penalty which was' taken
by >W. Harlin. While in the act. of
shooting, one of the Coleman players
threw a stone and hit the ball as lt
was leaving Harlin's foot, the ball going- straight to .Holmn's, who bad no
difficulty in saving. After this, Corbin renewed the pressure, but their
forwards could do everything hut
shoot for goal. Time was called with
the score standing one goal to nothing, in favor of Coleman.
Tho consensus of opinion was thalt
the better teato lost. The gate receipts were $57.05.
Coleman Local 2633 held a special
meeting on Sunday for nominations
for. President of-Distrlct 18, U. ,M. W.
of A., Clem Stubbs of Bellevue and
A. D. Hyslop were nominted and on
the vote being taken, Stubbs received
four votes and Hyslop eight.
The Order of Owls have engaged
the Blairmore brass band for their
sports, to ibe held in Coleman on July
lst.   Don't forget the date.
The old stork paid a visit lu the
home of (Mr. and aire. J. W. .Makln
on Monday, the 15th, and left a nice,
wee girlie. 'Mother and child are both
well. .   -     .
The premises occupied by the   41
kidks were awards them as against
none for Cole*6an. This expose of the
referee's action has been made the
outstanding factor in this news item
for the purpose of acquainting the
Vfenighte of the whistle" that the Corbin team and supporters don't desire
to accept the dirty deals that have
been handed them almost weekly since
the team was organized, without sayv
ing a word oflf the field of play in retaliation.   "
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A. -MoRoberts was visiting his
home on Saturday and remained over
for the. special meeting of the town
council on Tuesday. The meeting was
called to consider the tenders for excavation for the waterworks. There
were a dozen tenders In, ranging
from 32 cents per foot to 47. The
miners had a. bid in at 45 cents. Atter
considerable discussion, the miners'
committee were asked if they~could
not do the work for a lower figure,
as the council wished to give the work
to them, but thought that a difference of 13 cents was too great. Finally tbe contract was awarded to the
committee at 40 cents per foot. The
understanding is that the work will
(be shared among the unemployed of
the town.
The football game on Saturday between Taber and Grassy Lake resulted in a win by the home team toy
a score of 8 to 2. While the big score
by Taber <was partly due to the very
weak goal-keeping on the part of the
visitors, there Is no doubt of the
superiority of the Taber boys.
The Canada West will work tomorrow (Wednesday), the second day this
month! Come to, Taber all ye who
are weary and overworked, and ye
shall have rest!    (In plenty!)
A contract miners' meeting will be
held on Sunday afternoon for the
purpose of nominating candidates for
checkweighman. Election to be held
on the first working day after, at the
pit mouth.
Rev. Mr. .Boothroyd, the Methodist
minister, has gone on a trip to the
old country.
The Coal Creek Beavers entertain
iMoBean's team at Lacrosse on Saturday, the 20th inst, at Victoria park.
Wanted—500 'people to try the new
stand and root for the kiddies.
Jimmy Stirling has left camp for
field and pastures new. Will ye ne'er
come -back again?
Two of our local sports, Sam Nichols and Pete Dawson, left camp on
Tuesday to try for fame and fortune
in the northern territory..
Vice President Graham was, in
camp on Tuesday, transacting bust'
ness.   Glad to see you, Bill!
We are informed that the projected basket social and dance is to
ibe held on Wednesday, June 24th. Admission, 25c. A strong committee are
at work to make the affair a success, financially and socially. "
The terriers belonging to Charlie
Percy had a very pointed argument
with a porculpine on Tuesday, which
ended In a victory for his prickly
majesty.
iMr. and Mrs. Walter Joyce and
family desire to thank the residents
for the many expressions of sympathy
received during their sad bereavement.
The tickets for the dance in' aid
of the Ludlow, Colorado, miners,
which will be given under the auspices ot Gladstone Local Union, to
take place in the Socialist Hall on
Monday evening, June 22, can be
purchased from Tom France or Ed.
English, at the club.
Owing to the non-appearance of
•Frank football club on Saturday last,
a friendly game was staged at Fernie, Coal Creek vs. Fernie.
HOSIER  NOTES
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Also Continuation of . .
Sale of Men's & Boy's Suits
AT PRICES AT ADVERTISED IN LAST ISSUE
Fresh Fruits Sat. Reasonable Rates
HILLCREST CO-OPERATIVE
Society Limited
RTLLCRE3T   :-:   ALBERTA
been taken oyer by the V: H. Lowder
Co., who open on Saturday, the 20th.
This company will supply the inhabitants ,pf Coleman with the very best
in meat, and fish of the best quality.
Customers dealing with this store will
be enured of the-prompt delivery of
al! orders.
The mines of the International were
Idle last week, No. 2 seam three days
and No. 4 two days. Xo. 2 seam were
idle 'Monday and Tuesday of this week.
Kenneth McLeii met with tn a:d-
denr in the Xo, 2 seam of the International on Friday morning, the 12th.
A large piece of rock fell on the bench,
rebounded and etruek him on the left
eide, injuring him rather severely.
Kenney will be incapacitated for two
or three weeks.
CORBIN   NOTES
By Skimps
LETHBRIDGE
Work at the mines is practically at
a standstill at present. Saturday will
be pay day, -when the men have only
two days pay to draw. Next pay will
he as great, there being only four days
for the, month.
'But rumors are current that it Will
wake up from now on. At present
tliey are rushing repairs in the Xo.
6 shaft and are putting in four slides
and altering.the cages, the object
is to prevent the cage from vibrating
In fast winding. There have been men
at work continuously since Saturday
morning getting everything in order
for next week.
The work on,the subway is as.yet
only employing teamsters for the grading, but it is expected in the course
of another week to commence the concrete work, -when quite a number of
men will bo engaged; It has been a
disappointment to many, so far as
they expected to get employment
when this construction was started.
The work on the separate school Is
beginning to show progress. The report has been prevalent that the
wages paid on the job are 15 cents
pr hour, How this report got broadcast Is hard to understand, ns the
lowest rate is 25 cents per hour, and
it is understood that Mr. Lee gave
his word that tlie current rate of
wages would be paid throughout.
There was exoltement among the
boys Tuesday, -when their full set of
sliver plated band instruments ar-
rived. , The complete set comprises
twenty-six pieces, and from appearances, they are all that tho makers
(C. 0. Conn, U. 8. A.) claim.
Thore ls going to be something doing In the Miners' Hall from now on.
The Lord help those residing in the
A quiet 'but pretty wedding took
place Saturday evening last, at. the
home of 'Mr. and Mrs. Mackie, Kootenay avenue, when Miss Polly Smith
and. Mr. Percy Salt were united in
■marriage. Rev. W. Davies, the
Church of England minister, performed the ceremony, after which a few
■intimate friends and relatives par-
took of a delicious supper, to the accompaniment of Hosmer's juvenile tin
band.
JM-r. and Mrs. H. L. Brown and son
have gone on their annual pilgrimage
to the coast.
Incidentally, "Arry, ub doubt, is
looking for a choice, juicy plum as a
water or fish commissioner (all same
quick change Dubar, of blessed memory). Herd's ncping you succeed!
We'd like to t-to. t-ome of "Ballot !5rx
Piivs" other laeic.iands : getting pro-
motpri.	
run for the District Presidency,   Hosmer local deoided not to nominate.
Hosmer K. P.siwere the guests of
Fernie lodge on Tuesday night, attending a banquet in honor of J. W.
Bennett's elevation to top rung of the
Pythian- ladder in the domain of B. C.
Moatserrat Lime Juice, at the Hosmer Industrial Association, Ltd.
- All seasonable fruits at the Hosmer
'Industrial Association, Ltd.
Effiiel Tower 'Lemonade, at the Hosmer Industrial Aassociation, Ltd.
■Peanut butter, at the Hosmer Industrial Association, Ltd.
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♦ COALHURST NEWS -X
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The mine worked all day on the 9th
ot June, after being idle from the 22nd
of May, and Monday, June 15th, was
decided on for the next day's output.
A few of our men were supplied
wilth a full week's work last week,
cleaning out the sump at the shaft
bottom. All hands pulled through
safely, although the whiffs were a
little -bit strong at times.
'Pa Skelth had a big smile on last
week and on Investigation it proved
the 'population of our village bad gone
up one, in the shape of a big, fine
Ibaby boy. All hands reported doing
nicely.
Billy PInkerton Is 'doing a little in
real estate these days, disposing of.
his properties. He says he intends
going farther south with the money.
It, is pleaBing to some to know that
Matthew Richardson has left Coalhurst for his home in Westvllle, this
week. It is also more, pleasant to
know he intends staying there. We
only hope those left to mourn his departure, if there are any, will soon
follow on his trail.
John IMakerenko was a visitor to
Coalhurst last week, looking for work.
He felt safe after investigation and
finding that work was pretty scarce
lwjre. John says that since leaving
here in January, when the first slackness came on, he has only succeeded
in getting one week's work from a
farmer, hut that was sufficient for
■him. Getting up at 5:30 a. m. and
the farmer asking where he had been
all day, was—enoush
'Billy Gordon ls the victim of hard
misfortune these - days. Xot long
since he lost his famous trotter on the
V. V. R. crossing. This accident happened by said trotter trying to kick
the cow-catcher off a heavy freight.
The- freight got the best of the argument. Following this, someone stole
the wheels off his buggy, (the best
wheel, at that) and Billy further
states the crop he put In on his Tented
farm-has absolutely refused to grow
CHALLENGE
To the Bditor District Ledger:
Dear Sir:—I wish to issue a challenge to any wrestler in or near Fernie for a match, as 1 expect to pas*
through your city shortly on my way
east. I would be pleased to meet any
good man in either middleweight or
heavier classes, and would appreciate
a promjpt reply to this challenge from
any grappler interested. Thanking
you, I remain, yours truly,
CLARENCE BKLUND,
■Middleweight Champion ot Canada.
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Special Display of Summer
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Dresses and Material Suitable for same.
The aggregation that comprise the
Corbin-soccer team wero defeated et
Coloman by the oooro of 1—0. Ten
minutes from (he klckoff, after ond
to end play, ths Cort>ln left winger received tbe ball and made n bee-line
for the Coleman goal. After trloking
tbe opposing right half-back and right
full-back respectively, his lege were
kicked under him when within aix
yards of the Coleman goal, which
action wat responsible for Uie appeal
that came from all sides for a penalty
kick. To ihe surprise of all. tlio
referee ignored the appeal, rtstlng afterwards that be believed tbst Stub-
bait had stumbled and foil over one
of the rocks that decorste the Coleman
ball {tark. Tbls might have been Mr.
Tennant't belief, but the boot mark on
th# <?otfjtn winger's t#g wai proof positive that Mr. Tennant bad made a
mistake in his ruling. From thle incident until half time, the game w«s
evenly contested, with tht defenses
playing Just a tittle superior football
."Sho either set of forwards, although
each goal keeper In torn <wat called
upon to clear a few ehots, which task
wae accomplished successfully. Half
tlmo arrived /without a goal being registered for either aide.
Before the second half had proceeded five minutes, Andy Cairns
opened the scoring by heading the
only goal of ihe game into tbs neL far
ont of the r«ac»b of Walker, the Corbin
goal keeper.  This reverse teemed to
Inspire th* visitors,   who   kept the
leather well   within  tbe   homeetera'
half at least thirty minuti* of   the
last   forty-five,   bnt failed to near*.
Twenty minutes from  tine being tto,
Roiigbead wbo was playing haKOwmk
for the home team, handled the twill,
nnd to tlif surprise of thn Already dis-
mated visitors, tbe referee allowed a
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like remnant Mob.   Harlin's foot a«di«o niw*#*d home,
a ton** (brown   by h.ummu playeriConvivial  Mtnenng
To accommodate Coal Creok :tnd
F:ank, Hosmi-." pl.r/td their lcmuo
game -scheduled for the l&th with
Coil. Creek on llm succeeding Thursday, and got wsollnpcd to the tui'j of
B—0, the half iluc 'score being :.—0
ilOEmer held their own pretty go >d ti'l
the halt w:n itueh?J, hut reg.i'dl>ig
ths second half we vlh say uotli'iu,',
the result speaks for itself. Tbe Hosmer playors ' considered themselves
unlucky to be playing in ft gamo controlled by a referee who seemed to
be more often looking for oil indications than interesting himself ln the
game. We hope he's located his
"site" before we meet again.
A league meeting has been called
for Hosmer on Saturday next, the
business of which is to consider the
action of the Frank club In refusing
to accept the decision ot the executive regarding the Coal Creek vs.
Frank game on May 25. While the
league executive decision may not
appear just to the Frank club, still
we think that In the interest of the
football tn Ute Pass (hey, as one of
the supporters of the scheme to refer disputes to nn Independent committee should at least be sportsmanlike enough to accept this decision aa
final.
The Ladles' Aid of tho Presbyterian
church are to have a sale of home
cooking on Saturday afternoon, June
80th, in Mra. Pitt's old millinery store.
Billy Willey has resigned his   po-
unny"uuntjarierf"camplasTweek for
Montana, looking for work. We
wish him success.
Percival Is putting on paint these
days, ln the hope of brightening things
up a little.
Harry GaTrick met with an accident
on .Tune the Ifith. We hear that no
bones were broken, just a bad squeeze
of the toot.
HILLCREST
ORCHESTRA
Open or Engagements
for
Dances
Concerts
Etc.
UP-TO-DATE MUSIC
(TV. EDWARDS, SECRETARY
HILLCREST ALBERTA
Phone 74, ring 2
I
near vicinity for the next month or.ritton as manager ot tho Queen's ho-
two. Still, we hopo the boys will stick tel. John In future will run things
together uow, and make It a band to himself.  He has already commenced,
be proud of, and by this time next
yesr be In a position to hold open air
concerts and picnics for the benefit of
the miners, wives and families,
Mies h. Wheelan of Mreat Palls,
(Montana, Is visiting with Mrs. L.
Moore for a faw days.
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The mines were Idle from 3 p. ,m
Thursday until S p. tn. Friday, also
from 8 p. m. Saturday until 3 n, m.
•Monday.  '
Onr old friend Jack Myers, 8r. left
eamp on Friday for tlrateau. Harry
is now 4'ontlnuslly singing, "I wonder
where you art» tonight, old chap."
The Coal Creek league.?* Journeyed
io Fernie to fulfill their fixture with
Grand Union Hotel
COLEMAN, Alta.
Best of Accommodation
We cater to the workingman's trade
G. A. CLAIR ;-; Proprietor
with tho aid of lllll Robson's nrtlstlc
hand, eye and brush, to make the bar
and pool room look as alluring os
possible.
A concert and dance Is to be staged
by the members of Hosmer Local on
June SO, In the opera house, proceeds
for the benefit of Andrew Torek, who
hnd hl» dplne Injured, hy a fall, to
such an extent us to render him practically helpless. It ts to bc hoped
the -citizens of Hoimi^r, Irrespective
of color, creed or politic*, will assist
to make the affair a financial «uc-
tmt. Fifty centt will admit you to
both concert and dance. Carrie's Fertile orchestra ban already b«*n on-
gaged and n good tlmn I* a»iiire<),
Mr. X. F. Kendall has kindly   f-on-
1 rented <o wrung* the nwalclal part of
the above program, which menus that
t>v«-r>tttliiK In thst linn ull) lustr thi*
hall marks of class.
Tins member* of liuniti-ur lufnl wont
Dudley's team at yicroase., gatttrdayiidlmtpiioliited to l«<»rn of Mw Pr<?*i-
the 13th, running out the winners by dont <irah«m'» decision not to «onteat
Ik goal* to fi.   Congratulation!, boys, mm office of   president.     With   our I
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The Oo»l Ureek Juniors wet Fernie
Juniors in a la-mwM match on -Sunday In <he < Ity park. No goals wore
norcd ky either aide,
wrrcwiieiu mo near Ha explmUmi, we
f»«l tH.it **> can tli afford to t-it»eri-j
ment with xteto and   untried nratfrtaU
Possibly, however, we may he giving i
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Coloman        -        Alberta
sBEStasawBsaama
(•borgti JlurrUon uu-: with Injuries t way to uudue iiei-.tii.mlsm and Uim <u*e *
to his fool, mmiling in « broken toe, of the fari*l»il»<«'» iilrenrly nomiimierf.,
while following Ills employuxtnt. ntllf e|ect»Ml, mliy inove to hn the lender'
the North mine.  After being attended j we are looklnir for.     We   sincerely j
t ...   * ,,   T*9    *t**9*-r,'*l9,     f*ri*9n-.    t-i.or.    n**trl'**rtn    1,9, '
*    ifoemer  nn«t  r-nrhln  »r«* down  to I
at  deal   tir***ii««> u iwAnm ««»»" m naiaruey. ■*■>■>•■*•}
SttWk    the    ball    almost  einwlUu i CU#b ,t>{l ex «;i,'..    \W h,.-,,i that liwinft'a.
eaasly, the the reek   deflertlng thet   Tbe members met on ftatardty ev-H-Mtm Is to nndertm a radical fhantftf
ball la Ite fUgtot Jost sufficiently   toientng lau on pleasure bent.   A moet;—let's ho*pe H'» for the tmtit-v.   «'or-
Isnd It In the bands of the goal keeper, j enjoyitwlo   gathering   waa   nreslded bin nn; or wer<», » unit to wltnose,
she bed no dJiflcuUv ia eleaiiag. Th« uur by Wm. It. Puckey, «i»Ist#tl byJMsi<J ue twve no hi»Iu<!uu Sti it-tnu*
(taunt* *»w»>M**> ■***    *»** *tiU*-u**i*   mp.jwi jdcmuni**..   a   t.ii)MW(«   aktatt   v* ,«»«>».■.,„.., »»t»»tHiti<"» ... .«.». *■*■
<*-as* of the entire Corbin elei en, to ...... .     - -
aay netting kt their supporters on tbe
»*• who aaw the ball struck with the
rMflr, crowding armrod t*e referee, ap-
taken orer again; however, the
referee refused to listen to tbe appeal,
using the etoek argameat that he had
liut iYW.L.Ml itS-e Ui UlfrV.,, ut  t,t,„,,\ .. r
F. H. THOMPSON CO.
••The Quality Store*
Blairmore, Alta.
waiter* ratered to the wants of ihe admire them, *\m If they n**t g»? nt
Inner man, and a lengthy program tin- *\,,m** of the lm .!*
was gone through, contributions be-     The Corbin Coal Co, t.re nperiment-
tng mad* »»r the regular rump   en-ting nt thf Hosmer mke ovf-n* with*
terminer*, auimented by several new-J tome of their prndurtf, with « view'
found ttars In the entertainment line, to discovering l»* cokeing propertlns.
A little dlf-fmion In the program wast If the twit   proves   •attuf-irtorr we
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The woman looked tired and list-
loss. Her eyea were dull and expressionless. Strands of hair hung from
beneath a hat that was mounted with
plumes of inordinate length li proportion to its s;ie and weight. Her
waist was rather soiled and ttie bottom of her skirt drit-stained. Her
shoes woro badly worn at the heel&
ond she fJragf ed faer feet along sa tha:
they shuffled loudly. Her whole attitude wa& that of a sick, tired woman; sho was very thin and even the
thick coat ot -rouge and powder couM
not ccifceal the deathly pallor jf her
skin.
Several times she was seized with
severe coughing spasms that flushed
her -face with an unhealthy ssarlet
and left tbe clammy petepiratioa on
her forehead. A policeman who stood
swinging his club on a street corner
smiled familiarly at her as she passed,
and she smiled mechanically in return.
It was early evening, the close of a
hot , humid day. The thoroughfare
was just lighting up and large advertising signs flashed into life as she
passed by. She • turned Into Sixth
avenue and walked along for a few
blocks, entering a liousn on which
hung a physician's shingle.
Tht-re wus no one in the walling-
room, 'but he doctor wus busy with
a pa-ieut -he sanU weirily in a
risking chair and gaze i listlessly
about her. From the next room camo
an inarticulate murmur of voices and
she could glimpse shadows cast upon
the ground glass of the sliding doors.
She wondered who was in there. Her
head was very hot, her temples
throbbe-u and she felt very weak and
depressed.
The opening of the door roused her
from a half sleep and she stood up as
the doctor greeted her. A man passed
out and gazed at her with curiously
shifting eyes,    'his    hands    working
Is from just such a
■that he became in-
ditloh. Yet it*
woman as you
fected.
.The woman was silent. She did not
attempt to answer or argue that it
was from a man that she ln turn had
received the disease. For she was
unskilled in the art-of verbal dispute;
the nuances of rhetoric were foreign
to her. So too, she did .not reason or
anaylze; she took aU things as a matter of fact. In her way she was a
confirmed fatalist She never stopped
to ask herself why her life should be
spent in such, horrible misery; why
she should fear the dread plain clothes
man; why she must slave to appease
the shrewish landlady, ever wrathful
if her rent was not paid on the moment due; why the restaurant owner
should charge her exorbitantly for
her ifood.
So, wiiile the doctor spoke she
merely listened' quietly; only her eyes
gave evidence that she was -listening.
She rose to go nnd opening her pock-
etibook handed tiie doctor a bill,
scarcely heeding the directions he was
giving as he held out some prescriptions. *
"Remember what I have told you,"
said the doctor, kindly, in parting.
She nodded her head and the droop
at the corners of her mouth only
deepened. Slowly she wended her
way back to her room. It was yet too
early; iter the birds of .night to be on
the hunt for their prey. In front of
her home she was accosted by a rather
stout,,coarse-faced woman.
"Good evening, 'Mrs. .McShane," slie
replied to the other's curt greeting.
"How's the kid?"
"Pretty well, mum. ©ut you know
she's got to ,}iave light clothes, now
that the weather is so warm and you
haven't paid the last month's board
yet."
"Yes," I know, Mrs. iMcShane," she
answered, "but I've been pretty sick
nervously. She noticed his skin was:lately and the money's gone to the
strangely erupted and cracked; his I doctor and drug store. Here's $2; it's
teeth rotten, and his eyes bloodshot.! aU I sot. I'll send the rest soon."
A strange thrill of-horror shot through: 'The woman grumbled, hut finally
her; she knew not why. departed, muttering under her breath.
"Well, how are you this evening?" j Slie looked after her and then walked
asked the doctor, as slie sat in the|uP four "flights of stairs to her room,
chair facing him
"I don't feel well at all, doc," she
answered. "My head pains me and
all my bones hurt like the dickens."
"Well, we'll soon see what the trouble is." lie saidi in a comforting tone
of voice. "Will you please step into
the next room «o I can make my examination?"
When they camo out of the rear
room the doctor motioned her, to the
chair. Removing his glasses he
turned his chair around and looked
steadily at her. He was a middle-
aged man, with a rather boyish complexion, but his iron gray hair and
l«
li
"thoughtful_appeamn<5e~off set any~ap^
parent youthfulness.
"I have told you several times, my
dear miss," ihe said, "that lt ls absolutely essential that you keep entirely
quiet and rest up for several -weeks,
at least. My medicine will be utterly
useless if you fall to ob^y my Instructions. The disease is, at best, a stubborn one aad requires the most care-
fttl nursing. So far it has remained
hidden, but your neglect and the continuation of your usual habits has
hastened ita oourse, so that in a short
while the evidences of your affliction
will be visibly manifested in violent
eruptions on the surface of your entire body. I "will be very frank with
you. Should you fail to carry out my
orders impllcitiy, I oan hold forth absolutely no hope of ultimate recovery."
The woman remained silent for a
while wad then spoke. "It's all very
■■veil ior you to talk like that, doc, but
what can I do. You know how I live;
you know what a poor living lt ia,
too, and you know there ls nothing
else I can do to make ay living now,
either. Certainly K's good advice tor
mo to stay ta nights and rest up, but
I cant Uro on ay income. If I do aa
you say, where1** tiie money to pay
your -blUo; whore's tho money for the
medicine; lor Uao room ront; for my
meals? iHo-W* Ibo kid going to got
food and shelter if his board ain't
paldf"
Tbo woman, apoke without passion,
In a dull, monotonous tone. There
was no manifest rebellion at her fate;
no aaroasm; only an utter bopeleoe*
ness in her voice and demeanor that
•waa pathetic bocauso of ita very resignation.
"But thew is something else to be
thought ot" continued the doctor,
speaking alowty aad impressively. "Oo
you know that ta your present condition you ara a positive menace to tha
health of tho oommiinltyT Tn your
present condition you are a disease
carrier, and may Infect every man
you go wttflt? You may take a young
man in perfect health and place a
taint In hia blood that will ruin his
whole existence and possibly that of
hia wife aad temily, I am speaking
plainly to you, young woman, for 1
feol it my duty to placo the whole
truth of tho matter before you. You
aaw tlie man that was ber* Just bo*
fore you, He ia a victim ot tbo tamo
disease. Is Iio not a horrible spool
men? You did not see hhn as I did.
You cannot realise tho utter horror of
his condition, Ills body is simply rot-
ting away; he k a living corpse with
the aeal of doath stamped tnnrndl-
•oftbly upon hia brow. He is a hope-
lesa sufferer.    Imagine the aoft, ten-
where she sat on the bed wearily,. A
solitary picture stood on tlie dresser;
the picture of a boy about 2 years old.
She looked at lt for a while and suddenly felt the tears streaming down
her cheeks. She dashed them away
forcibly.
"It's hell, kid," she muttered, "Il's
hell."       '
H.
Bouncing Belle Burns, the winsome
soubrette, reached a strained, harsh
-Mgh C tor the eighteenth time; tho
chorus of Twenty Tipsy Tomboys, all
single, kicked high in the air, display-"
•ng j, maze of lace and tights focjthe
last time, and to a crashing accompaniment   by the orchestra the curtain fell.     The audience roso   and
swarmed out into the brilliantly lighted street.    A party of welWressed
gay young men had occupied a box
and applauded loudly through the entirely performance.  The leader was a
young man of splendid- stature and
bearing.    His hair was  golden and
curly; his skin of tho finest velvet and
his cheeks had a delicate blocan of
pink.   The width of Tiie shoulders was
noticeable; tbe girth of hte chest -massive. Thoy were evidently a party pf
students oi; a spree.   They entered a
cabaret opposite  tho theatre, jesting
merrily,with one another.   The spirit
of the ploco fell upon tbem, apparent*
ly, for they -bejan drinking recklessly.
Soon It waa apparent tbat the   tall
jonth was tatorlcat»d, f.u he began
•tnglntr In maudlin accMH, attracting
tt* ct -imon of the other gueita by
hia  notay  actions.   Tit baldheaded,
corptileut gentleman who atood nt tho
entrance to the room frowned at btan
and ■whispered to the head -waiter ae
he paaaed, but did nothing further.
The ditorder finally culminated In the
overturning of the table at which the
youth* sat.    Instantly 'the   waiters
-gathered around and the young men
were given to understand in no mincing terms that their presence was no
longer   considered   desirable,    The
young giant, in a atate of drunken
Irritability, wnn inclined to show fight,
but Ma companions locked hia arms in
theirs and dragged him out, protesting.
"What the heil'a tba matter with
you, Roy," Mid one of Uie younger
students to bla tlpey companion, "did
you want to get the head knocked off
you, and spend tbo night a cell beside t"
"Damn that fat b d," he replied,
thickly, "I'll pound the heed off htm,
the squint-eyed, ibeer-bellted ion of
•In."
The others finally managed to sub-
due him and drag him away from the
entrance, wh^re a crowd waa collecting,
The extension to the red brick
building on the corner of the street
■sensed dark and deserted as one
cane down the avenue, but If you
looked aharply aa you paaaed the
boarded window* and doors you could
see the gleam of lights through tho
chinks and perhaps hear the faint
thumping of a player-piano. The
building wqji throo atorloa high; tho
ground   floor   occupied   by "KHey'a
Hotel," It waa not difficult to renlli*
the nature of the resort, but if yon
stood at the bar imbibing the senor
see nothing out'of the ordinary about
the place/ *   -
True, time was when the baJrtendor
would whisper the information; that
there was a ijacfc" room where you
anight sit down for a while, tout the
"oapo" were rather strict just now;
and Kfley, the Tammany ,bos» of the
district, was in disgrace at headquarters on account of -bis poor showing
at the polls. The new police captain
was an inordinately.conscientious officer a*qd no one dared approach him
So things went on just as before, but
in an underhanded fashion; as underhand oo wae possible. , *
A woman wearing a hat with large,
black'plumes passed into the back
room from the side door. „ It 'was
brightly illuminated and empty save
for a couple that sat'in a corner conversing dn whlspersi as they leaned toward -each other oyer, a table. The
player-piano was thumping the strains
of the latest rag success; The walls
were covered with photographs of
women of the chorus girl and. low
actress type, many in various stages
of nudity..
The woman seated herself at a table
and rested her head on her arms. A
waiter entered and coming forward
to her said genially, "Hello, 'Mary."
"Hello, .Mike," she replied' smiling
wearily.   ".Make it a celery, will you?"
"What's the matter,    kid?"    Mike
asked, solicitously.
"Nothing, -Mike," she replied, "but
I'm not feeling very well; doctor said
to cut out the booze."
The waiter put the glass before her.
"Things  look   slow   tonight,   Mike,
don't they?"
"Slow as hell, kid," he affirmod.
"Gee, hut the boss is howling like a
stuck pig." Then, after a little pause.
"Say, kid, what's the trouble with
you?" *
"You know, 'Mike." She looks;! at
him significantly.
H<! '.indeed his head. "That's sure
to ish, kid, and I'm awful sorry to
hear it. Can I do something for
you ?"
"Thanks, iMIke," she said softly,
touched hy the other's kindness, "but
I can get along all right."
"All right, .Mary," said Mike, "but
don't forget me any time you think
l„, could   help you.   And there's
string on that offe- either."
"You're a   good man,  Mike"  said
Mary quietly, "a mighty good man
She seized his  hand  nnd pressed  it.
convulsively.
The man and woman in the corner
i,ct up and passed up a back staircase .leaving Mary alone in the room.
There was a shuffle of feet in the passageway and sounds of laughter. Tho
party of students entered, now reduced to only three. The young Her
cules was one of the trio. He was
over his sullen epell and jested' loudly, though at times incoherently. They
called (for drinks, which were quickly
supplied by the waiter. The tall
youth leaned back In his chair and
glanced aimlessly around the room
His eyes met those' of1 the woman,
who was looking intently at him. She
smiled and inclined her head.* He
stared nervously and then his countenance slowly flushed.    .
Laughing loudly, two. girls en-
tered and seated-_thamgBlvAn at -n^a
table next the young men. . They weriT
soon engaged ln a brazen flirtation
■with his two companions; he was
looking intently at Mary. Suddenly
he arose and lurched over to her
table, seating himself opposite her.
His companions  gazed at him in as-
and .sat d^wn1 heavily in the rocking
chair, which.faceid; the window.   ^ ■ - - .
She wonde^d a* the unusual trend
ot thodgt^v'that- thronged through
her^i-brain; Estrange, fleeting snatches
of scenes of :iong ago. Emotions foreign to her cdursedi through her body
and filled hor with a vague feeling of
unrest She felt hot and stifling, hor.
breath .came'hi quick'gasps. As ih a
dream, «he heard the man rolling uneasily on the bed, and muttering; incoherently.  ■
She turned add looked at him. He
had stripped off; his clothes until he
was .naked to the waist. She slaw the
bandsom^ features, -the golden hair;'
the fine'*qom^lej?ion 'For a long while
she sat looking at him and then rose'
and; 'Walked over to the bed. He was
breathing heavily, and his lips moved
occasionally, as though he were speaking in his dream's. His arms were
splendidly muscled, his chest of unusual breadth., What a beautiful skin
he had; smooth' and pink as a child's.
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BELLEVUE LOCAL
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(■Qontinued from-Pa«e/One.)
Ledger,   Our^. correspondent. admits
having made eome reference* to President Smith's conduct,-but claims vhe
had that right; and" also 'that-ho was
noj .instructed, to make anyewch jsntor-
ence by the local., Toljdlgress for' a
moment,''it Is necessary," to .'-point out
that the. local had endeavored'to havo
a letter' published in the Ledger set*
ting   . .forth -our'. reasons" .'-for fcetog "
idle, and' .the 'District' Officers refti-sed
to ipenntt of it -being published. '*iFlans
were under -way* to- have.- thie'. letter
containing the grievances;with wMeh
we were, afflicted published "In pam-
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EeTad ^7er ^r^ch viriiniesW?^
tonlshment; then at one another, and
with one Impulse vacated their seats
and in an Instant were engaged in
animated conversation with the other
girls.
"-Hello, «ald Alary as the youth
came over to her.
"Hello," he answered, hoarsely,
Then, "Want anything to drink?"
"flure," she replied.
The waiter was summoned and the
drinks supplied, Soon the young;
•man, now thoroughly Intoxicated, began to drowae off. Mary beckoned to
the waiter and whispered oomethtug
to him. He nodded hia head and
went up the back staircase. Mary
roae from the table . ond pushed
against the young man, who woke
with a start. 8fce smiled alluringly
at him.
She made no reply, but looked at
bim and drew him with her eyes. Slie
walked toward the iback door that
opened on a staircase and he rose and
followed her heavily.
III.
A door waa wide open and inside
tho room tbe light burned brightly.
She entered first, he after her. She
closed the door and turned the key in
the lock. The man aat down on the
bed aod tfbe turned to tbe dresser,
taking; oft her hat Tho room wu
bare of ornament. Save for Uie bod
there wm only tha dreotor and •
rocking chair. Mary laid her bat and
puree on the dresser. Aa ahe turned
around ahe mw the man had fallen
acroM the bed and waa enoring Iraav-
liy.  With a grimace ahe turned away
der akin and warm flesh and blood of one portion* of lager beer you received
a fine, virile nun reduced to hia con- In return for your nickel, you eould
and blood in a inan before. Involuntarily she placed her hand upon his
breast and an .' indeiflnable thrill of
warmth shot through her; the blood
rushed to her head and her. kneeo
trembled.
What strange urge was this wiihin
her. She had deemed her womaii's
■breast forever closed to the throb of
passion;, she, the plaything of every
man with the price. But the <call
within her 'bosom brought hack swift-
ly the memory of her baby; how she
•had crushed it to her in a frenzy of
•love and pity .for its helplessness.
How like a helpless child this magnificent grown man5 seemed, his wavy
hair resting against the white pillow;
his lips parted, disclosing teeth of the
purest pearl.
'With a violent shock she recalled
the scene at the doctor's office; the
warnings of the physician, She had
forgotten the menace that was within
hei"; the awful danger she was -to
whomsoever anight consort with her.
She gazed with horrified intensity' at
the young man's body; she recalled
the terrible sight of the other man's
rotting skim; his bloodshot eyes, his
slavering tongue; -his rotten teeth.
And this beautiful boy might he reduced to the same plight through
her! She had never thought of that
before.. She had simply been an automaton; a„ thing without' feeling,
simply.moving and living mechanically. The long years of her miserable
existence had completely eradicated
all human impulses from' her mind
and body. In her small world there
was no such thing as beauty of charity; joy or self-sacrifice. Every one
wanted something for their selfish
use; everything had a price. Men
were rotten beasts, with no other
aims or .thoughts than self-gratl-fica
tion. She was ,a means to that end*
and so lived. It was a man's world,
anyhow, so why should she protest
because Pate had created her a
woman?
■Beside, what else could she do? She
had to live, she .was utterly incompetent to do anything else for a living. Once, indeed, she had attempted
to live differently. That waa after.her
arrest and the judge bad turned her
^ver-4o^the-ca3re-d£^a-ldndly-wdHian-
who Md secured employment ln a
large department store on Sixth avenue for her, One week had been
enough for her. Six dollars had been
her wage. And it cost |4 to board
ber little one. It was all a game of
chance; she knew it, and the men
knew it.
The man rolled over and his head
struck against a poet, awakening him.
He Mt up and stared at her curiously
for a moment. Then sne mw a gleam
slowly enter into hia eyes; the gleam
ahe knew so well. Slowly he rose;
she stepped back, never taking her
eyea from htm; her mind ln a tumult
He came toward her, -holding out ble
arms, his eyes biasing, his teeth wt,
hie jaw protruding. But ahe ahrunk
away from him and cried fiercely,
"No, get away from me, get out ot
here!"
The unexpected! rebuff halted Oie
young man. He stared at her uncom-
prehendlngly and then slowly ad*
vanced to her. But ahe pushed Mm
beck and cried in au agoniied tone,
"No, I tell you, no, nol Go on, get
out quick; Imvo -mo alone, I tell you!"
llie light died out ot his eyes. He
looked at her curiously and turning
co the -bed hastily put on hie elothee.
She stood with ber back to the wall,
one hand pressed against her heart;
tbe other against her temple, ber eyee
fixed on hie every move. He did not
look at her ae tie walked alowty out,
sobered,
Some tbne later, Mike cane up to
the room, The door wm .(wide open
and lie paueed in astonishment In
a huddled heap, sobbing with heart*
rending gaape, lay the plteable form
of the woman. A creature of prey; a
miserable, abandoned wretch, foul of
body, oommon property of beaet end
drunkard, but—a womanl—N. Y, Call.
satisfaction- we needed from the com-,
pany, wo Redded to abandon Its pub-,
licatlon. Having been denied the columns of the Ledger by the 'censors,
It stands to reason, that we held hut
very little hope of. being permitted to
attack nny official thrquglr that channel, whatever reflections upon the
officers the correspondent should decide to include in hts notes. .We want
to make it as clear as possible'that
we had many excellent' reasons why
^w© should resume the publication of
our Local Union Notes, and that the
matter of attacking the officers was
never even mentioned* as'being one of
those reasons. -The, action was taken
for the purpose ot enlightening the
membership outside this local- with
the trouble whioh we were constantly
having, so that they would be in- a position to recognize why. we had to take
the bit ln our teeth and fight our battles tn a manner that would assure
us some hope of receiving better
treatment at -the hands of our employers in future.
Brother Smith states as follows':
"Now I had deolded that I .would go
"tb" Bellevue on the following Sunday,
in order, to straighten the matter out
and had actually written a letter to
-Secretary iBurke,' informing him of
my intentions, ,when the letter arrived,
threatening mi with recall," This
will Indicate he was- In the wrong, as
■President Smith,-.refused to comply
with our modesit request that he attend our meetings, and then states that
he had decided he would come, when
the letter .threatening him with the
recall made him agahv change his
mind, 'tear up his letter and make him
say that he knew "that Bellevue Local
would) have to state their - charges
(which up to the present they have
not done) and I would have the privilege" of replying to -same." The
threat of recall, was - made In all
earnestness and wouwjiave neen car-
Tied out to the letter, had not the
looal realized that they could accomplish the same end by' other means;
the end being his attendance here, and
the means, asking .. the Executive
•Board to date his resignation, which
they did not to; but instructed him
to go to "Bellevue immediately,-which
decision, we were, perfectly satisfied
-With millions of Its people st-Srrtng,
Japan is on the'-verg^of a revolution.
;'. Coal mtneie bf *'West Virginia, are
again out on strike.'. . V. *•'.!--.'"' >.' 77
The State of^ew.Tor^ tiaa\eupplied,
sixteen deputies for tihe protection.of
John D. Rockefeller; '■-<.* 'X
."Sixty, thould families were eyj-ct-
edjfrain houses'"In. NeF^"Xe**rk''d,uito.gf.. .
the year. W4/for'i.'tii»;'non-.pay!i»ent *
of .rent,'-- ''■>■■■'Si-x ;-s ':i,:-'-v'x ■' •*-;■-.-
r*    '.      \ -. . J^***.     .t ?.'-,    -** '- 1
" -«-«*A*"*^"\i''    ■' '" j'*1  v •.i*'-****'   : i'-i.-.-ij  *
fi.fMm is again on the vergie.pf ■&.,■■
revolution, The President slaSedt&iiig::
$100,0(10,re ward for Sua Yet E|en, dead .
or bU.re.s~-X, •'-.'
Chronicle & Comment
On May 16 there were 338,642 sur-
plus ears In the United States and
Canada, a« compared with 221,179 on
Way 1,
Winers In the Kanawha district to
the estimated number of 10,000 struck
on Monday because the operators «•
fuied td grant them the diecfcoff,
which waa the basis of their recent
demands. Leaders predict that tha
etrlke will be of short duration, because of the conceeslona made liy tbe
two big compete*.
'Miners and operators of the Alle-
glieny Valley, Pn., have agreed upon a
Kile which calla for;   Pkk mining,
n
fund,
must
In auch
administration of the
terms tbat the fund
Itself automatically.
Hie Oolorado Strike Proteet Commit bas telegraphed to tlw President:
Do not  withdraw   federal  troops
"FRUIT SALT*
Tht Houiehold fttmtdjr
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In
Us n -
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VV A Y S ktto a Mie of Eno's .„
the houM in reediMM tot an emergeney,
There k not the beat danger ef any ill
effect or tmpropf um In sny este, m hi action
h entirely itt oeeetd wUh Nature.
wi "Fruit Salt    contain. %Ue   valuable
ce-MtrtMMi of ripe fririt in a portable, agreeable
snd simple form, ami is in every r*»*»r>»r» «•
harmUM aa the )uicsa of the fruitt from which
ll |f obtained.
Soldi* all Ihe principal tewne end tkiea of
Vaneda
, Prapmrad mir ky
UW. Hi, 'fr*Wi" farUL-4-. fa*
MH cents; machine loading,
eentw; mnHitne cntting, IB cents;
drivers, ,*w 1.3 cents per hour: dump-
en, I'lV. cents per hour; trimmers,
UH centa per hour; firemen, 3814
Wilt* |«;i   u*l*tf,
1-VK'ti (yjv^-tfyr*, 1,^^ tnlntr- linrc Tint
yet been able to egree on aettlemsnt
terms, bnt are working toward it by
n priw**« of pallMM-e and elimination.
The minora want to limit the number
of men behind a machine and a change
of   tk*  rimehlo*  tnltilnr rtltfewt-ttlM
Mines aw worirtnt pending agreement,
Mass meettnge have been held, and
are being held, at many place* under
the Joint auspices of Ibe United Mine
Workera of America and the state
organisation of the American Federation of labor, at which the three women who accompanied .Tmfte fnm
Madnay te Washington to talk with
tlie Prwatdent have spoken and are to
•H*mk. The uieetfikua nt* beitiK h«M in
behalf of the etriU&g miner* of Colo-
fide.
rtbo relief wmmlttee appointed
shortly after tte dreadful Aenahenydd
nrtne explosion which occurred laat
year Jo Welee, on May 80, reported
eAatribntfcwe niMtinttar to rm.m,
about tWO.ooe, for the relief of Hid-
owa aad-ot-ffcami «f tte victims of tlie
mine. There are 910 widows. 47lt or-
phase tii ft oilier dependents, a
wm deed Im *een prepared for tke
from, Colorado until tbe strike ie aot'
tied. Appoint it Federal oommlaeiofl
on arbitration, tf the ooal operator*
refuse to submit to It* award close tb*
mlnea. If tbe operator* remain ob*
durate take the mlnea and operate
them for the public benefit." Oopte*
were «nt to newspaper* and aoclal
worker* In all eastern dtie*.
The Keoondldo, Aguaajtta, Manor,
fnndtdo and Umpaclto* coal mine*
near 8-nbines, Mexico, have been eeiaed
by the €onat.ltti«onn!lata, whoa* leader
declared thay will be operated u pnb*
lie tmtnertii** Th* <mto*a are nwwri
by Americans and Frenchmen under
Sih ,*',;,..,:  i.l,ittS%.ia,     'ii**    f till itt'*i mill
ordM- included 15.000 tons of coal and
IR.ooo tons of eoke, which, a I* stated,
will be sold and the prooaeda need
tot the Constitutionalist amy.
A -commiuoe of the Plttaburg Ooal
uutt»**4»«» AMMH.«»u*utt ana um» iAewt-t*
Wage Committee of tb* U, M. W. of A.
nave been In negotiation for mm*
daya over a new wage agreement. The
miners presented 20 point* which they
desired changed In th* 101J-H agreement, all of which were ra)eoUd In
toto. (ttm operator* prevented » IM
of eight point* on which they desired
change*, all of which were rejected
h* tb* miners. T.nter daflhenitlona
eliminated all Wt three point* «f
things from tXI eld agreement ee
coming from ttotbtMte, nad tfceee
will praMoly be agreed to. Tbe cow*
fereneee were amicaA>ta.~Oe*l Md
Cote* Operator and F**l Jtegula*,
SMJMGwt
oeme,
mm*
witHT
The -faot that the (board came to' the
decision that they did, was justification for the action we had taken.
'Wblch, when analyzed critically wtll
reveal the underlying principle that a
.District Officer cannot take it upbn
himself to refuse to attend a local at
their request.
In respect to the statement* which
Brother Smith to alleged to haye uttered at Hlllcrest, we will say that
Bellevue Local ha* not paaeed any
judgment upon them, one way or the
other, tt beta* our Intention tf Brother
Smith had attended here to bring evidence, to prove he had' ■ made the
statement*, wi19n.be alao would bave
been given the right to call evidence
In rebuttal. He wa* not condemned
wbeard, an eome people are Inclined
tp believe, But on tho contrary, the
local decided not to commit thonv-
selve* In any way until the matter
had ibeen thoroughly gone Into. K
Brother Smith aaw fit to re*lgn bl* of-
floe rather than carry out tbe - ex*
preeeed wtafaeo of the Bxeoutlve
Board, we don't cee why be ahonld en<
deavor to create the Impreulon tbat
thi* local asked bim' to reaign, **•
cause we did not. We are of the
opinion tbat Brother Smith abowed a
lamentable lack of bread-mlnd*d&*M
In tendering bl* resignation and then
stating although he did ao, "that
Bellevue Local bad no vnlld reeion
for having talced for K." If he «mx
aidered he was in tbe right, why did
he resign? I* It because he wanted
to appear -oonatstent with the extraor.
dinary position be took up In etatlng
'tbat any Looal Union wbloh demen£
ad bl* fetlgoatton would tare' ia
election upon their hands." We venture the opinion that mob a *ttt*.
ment, uttered by a District President
I* not in tbe beet interest* of onr
organisation, inaamueh t* It would
tend to keep u* In continual turmoil,
and should th* BxmqUt* (Board d»
eld* to merely accept bl* r**l«natkm,
after a local, eay of only a doten
members had demanded it, and not
make public their reason* for so do-
Ing, the membership *t large would
etetalnly noi  b*  i-atting  a square
_We will repeat tbat we did not take
htm at bis word In respect to asking
him for bis resignation; ws eould hav*
den* •*, and h* would hav* bad it*
raooura* but to tender lit alter hi*
above amusing atat*m*wt.   Bnt
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HERE IS A SQUARE DEAL
and peaceful aeenrttr at tmH,
With a potior tn our eM Hae
eotapear, Toueeofooff oaronr
vacation or vtektb* end* ottb*
earth and rm know rmfte m
mite, Tb* best In
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la always ehsMsest mm msmI.
mw   woo w *■*# te   w^w^teymmm  m^^^e   »aw»w^
ally ao «*m K do**** oo*t
Mgbar. Dont detar short tbat
rmawei or about that «eaU» la*
■araneo tm mm but ooom t4fht
lnaSooc*aadbav*H*tt*ad*d
la
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emmfbtem „,__,
•JUMtNKVMIOafaWHf
ehea* to a«k the board to dale hit
re*ltnation, which la aa entirely dtf.
f*r*nt natter, Inaenweb aa tbo board
oonld tben (and have since decided)
wbo <wae la tb* rlfbt
Brother Smith, In bt* desire to
nmli* Dellevue Local appear a* vta»
dtetlv* a* poaetol* toward bim. moot
bave forgotten the atatement credited
to him tn tbe circular went out by, tbo
Wrtilet, exptalntot tlii* controversy,
and wbleb reads aa follows:
"The nrtbm -td Bellevue Tmwi! le
ealliag tor my rsslfantfon Is ater»ly( 1
iiii,- iuWunsikM *Mii*l, nitkb bet
prompted mo to como io thii decision, f find tbat certain locals bar*
•xpreuad dIa**U*r*oUon re «*rt*la
wstttomante, *tc, arrivod at by tm.
bene* after havta* expretaod myaelf
,.994.        9ll9l~1f -• Hit      .    ■        I >
Vbti T VmihJ not oonilW'boldtat'tbe
mmm ot Pmldent any loaror wbea
f l?0ond any loeala dlsapprovlnf of
inr work, I f**l t conld not tak* any
etb-ar ccurw than to taadsr my ran*
tsnaUon a* the tine, to Ute *fte*t
tefthwwh. Thee* are, briefly, ny
nMiiaun* fee to ifeeMtttat,M
la eonrlnsioii w* would Ilk* to
point ont tbat lnaamne* as ftrether
«nltb did not Ilk* tbs «*•* of tog-
ebewlas, ss be term* K, at BaHmM,
we «*rt*t*ly bsv* m Idea of dctot
tlw sam* tblsg tbroaab tb* prsss. Ro
apparantir waa aatlefted to raalsa,
and 10 we ar* aatl*(l*d that th* ataad
wniook arun a right oa*.
Wifh best wf«jies for tt* tttcceas of
vnw wfb PSW^MSQ^y
mfewsiiy rmrn,
jambs wnioc.
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26 Hours to Victoria
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Yoa will «*iey all tb* eomlort ol inoai modnttn taUroad nmlf-
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PAGE SEVJEH
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THE COLORADO
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Mother Jones at Cumberland
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-,—and Dressed Lumber—1
Send us youp orders
we find these tents not arriving for
•months. We cannot, say the railway
companies assisted the coal companies
lhy ■such'iw^rk,1yet it is passing strange
h,ow these coincidences occur. How*
oyer, the tent were so long in transit
ahd the sufferings of 'the strikers and
the families so intense that other
tents had to be purchased at once. .
, Scores of families were evieted;-
their scanty furniture heaped on the
main -road. The husband would
sometimes manage tc procure a conveyance vto take his belongings away,
yet unbelievable as it may appear, the
man was' invariably denied the right
to toko away his rightful -belongings.
In view of such occurrence* and the
publicity given to the work of these
gunmen, etc,, is there anything -too
much for us to do to assist those who
braved such persecution In striking a
-blow for freedom.'
The daily event* are merely a repl-
tition of horror, tho only difference being the.magnitude of .same, but these
horrors camo to a climax on April
20th—the date of the horrible massacre at Ludlow.
Itwenty were known to have been
killed prior to this time, and forty-six
wore killed during the next ten days,
until the,Federal troop* stopped tho
warfare.
The Ludlow horror was planned and
carried out ln the belief tbat this
■massacre of -women and children
would certainly break the spirit of
the striking minera. but even this terrible -holooauat .would not stop the
miner* from fighting for their rights.
I will not recite ali^ot tho actual
occurrences on that 'black day at Ludlow, but will just atate that a mllttla
major acknowledged that tho three
bombs, fired In rapid succession at 9
a. pl in the ^norniag were the signal
for the bloody work to commence.
In the whole tent colony there were
something like forty guns. The strik
ing miners wishing to draw the fire
away from the tent colony, went over
on the low hillside some distance from
the camp, leaving tbe women and chll
dren in hole*; etc., dug out in the
ground. Cruel as some of the deeds
of the past .were, It was never suspected that the -militia would hold up
an incessant fire for a whole day on
a defenseless camp.
Louis Tikas, the brave Greek leader of the tent colony saw this predicament ibe families-were placed in; iu>
was loved by everyone, while every
child in the camp knew Louis. He
had faced death throughout the day,
drawing women ariB -children into
places of safety. -The hail of explosive bullet* still kept on. Tikas
finally -saw it was impossible to
save all of the women and children
unless the tiring, stopped. He called
Major Hamrock and arranged a
■meeting. Some of the gunmen <wish-
ed to hang lUm. ■but he was placed
Mother.*-Jones, permanent organizer
of the Vs'My W« of A., paid h, flying
viElt'to'thte-t-turg «si sun-day, 7th instant: ' The workers here have heard
and read 4: great deal of thia modern
Joan'of'Aiv,.and although it has long
(been the desire of many people here
to secure Jier presence, all hopes of
ever being favored by Mother's presence had -been- abandoned. And it
was,not without a struggle with the
goWJbraided *; domestics of Canada's
capitalists that she was permitted to
onter this land of the brave and the
free. Arriving-"'here aibout 8 a, *m.
Sunday, the-meeting opened at 10
a. m. the same day. Although the
raia fell heavily, the meeting <was the
largest ever held in this city. .Men
and1 women came from all parts to
hear this old veteran, of whom theg.
had heard so-much. The meeting,
which last about two hours, was enjoyed 'by. all.' Tears, now of Joy, and
now of -sorrow, would flow down the
cheeks of the people, as this 82
year-old warrior related how ehe dealt
•with some mine superintendent, State
Governor or labor fakir. Her statement* of tho Ludlow, Colorado, ma»
eacre and of this outrages committed
at the behest of the mine-owners of
Weet Virginia, (were heart-rendering;
and ehe spoke from personal experience. By the orders of Governor Peabody, she was deported trom Oolorado
in the class war ot 1904'and 1905;
taken from' her bed in the dead ot
night, and deported at the .point of the
ibayonet and warned never to return.
But ''Mother" wae back in ten hours'
time, and defied Governor Peabody to
keep her out of the State; she also
told him that cfce would see the day
when Peabody would he on tbe rocks,
down and out
"I bave seen that day," said Mother,
"and if there is such a thing as an
all-merlcitful providence watching over
us, I will also, see that, other .reptile,
Governor Amnion (at whose request I
was held incomunlcadp for three' long
month*) on, the rocks. I am not much
stuck on our modern theology. A
meek, mild and humble looking Individual pulled me up one day, and he
said, 'I would like to get a donation
from you for a good cause.' 'Well,
what is the cause,' I asked. 'To build
a house foj* God ,' he answered. Says
I, "you go and tell God1 to build a
house for himself; he was a carpenter,
I am not.' "Oh, woman," said the
holy one, are you not afraid to lose
your soul?' 'Have you a soulY* says 1.
'Yes,' says he. 'Well, you'll be damned
lucky-if-you save it,' says I."
One of the most marked affects cf
Mother's visit here is a wall from the
preachers, and business men who had
established (in secret) the Boy Scouts.
As It ls a violation ot the constitution
for any, member ot the U. M. iW. of A.
to have his children in or to support
the boy scout movement in any way,
the organization- was very. weak. But
after hearing Mother'* remarks on
the Boy Scout,' many of the parents
have taken their children out; hence
tinder arrest, atwPwhllet   a . military
prisoner, Lieutenant Linderfelt .raised
"-». to %mx
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Th* MM*U*d "conservative" U
•knply a hnaaaa *olld—a Utot who
hat on meptlOMSaltowMO* of the
•aeertrat   reluctant*   to?mr. »»•
Pat «ail*ty of tb* (prtatfUt* orind
to*undatlll. Tb.W«***tvtrtua
«nooc *ll **vu«* la to oopr their an
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hi* gun, hit Tikas on the head, crush
ing his skull and killing him instantly. (Underfelt admits -breaking the
stock of hia gun on- the Greek's bead.
While ho lay. on the ground be was
kicked In tbe face and had his throat
cut Then, to cover up tbls terrible
murder, they shot-him in the back,
giving out the etory that he waa killed while trying to escape. In all
fifty-one thot* were passed through
the strike leader. One ot the -bullets
exploded in hi* stomach, the jacket
lodging under the skin and the bullet tearing its way through hi* abdomen, „
Jams* Tyler, secretary of the L«d
low union, waa another striker who
was murdered while a prisoner. • Ho
waa on* ot th* real hero**. H* -wa*
shot with an erploatve bullet, whl*h
Mew out the front of-hia fas*. Thre
hundred ,do||ara which he had In hi*
pocket thai .morning was mtNlng
when bl* body wm found,
Anothor hero, Chart** Coata, ahot
through tho head, when dying said to
bis comrade*, "Sing, Union For*v*r."
While the bullet* whlaUed around,
stirring up the dirt al their feet, they
crowded around Um and *ang. Ooeta
Joining to th* refrain. "We've whip*
ped them la the north, boy*, wall
whip th«» in the rnxbl" flwoUhl
this he rolled back dead, not knowing
then that hi* wife and tare* oUMnn
were lying d*ad In th* MMk koM.
Among those ln th* hole* worn
mother* with bab-w at their «#*•**,
«l*o tho** who w*re to b*oon*
motbera that day and tb* next One
On* onfortunat* woman actually gav*
birth to bar baby while trying to no
cap* th* h*H of bullet* from Hamrock'* machine gun* Aflla. think
of Httle Frankle Snyder, shot down
by tb* soldiers while cradling hU little
•later In bl* am*.
Ail the** and many other *W»a*
which will never bo heard of, bap*
pened.
Mother Joo**. thrice *l*c*d In pri*-
on with no charg* again* her! Can
mn iasa«ln* a man having shy cob-
•clenc* who would placo an IS year*
old lady In prison without a ch*rg*
tor some tlm*, In • rat lnfe*t*d bate-
teetdt        ■
-Mre. Mary Thome*, * mil Httl*
woman and tb* i«oth*r of two Httl*
children, waa arrwrted, subjected to
all Wads of sboe* and Intuit Md con
fined for three week* In « vermin
rtddes t*ll, food throw* lo ker a*
though ah* had been a h**at ** Itor
letters of *ppe*l went unanswered
««€•*• one tl**ll} released nixbont
net *»pU*at!*» er awrtecr.
*otwtew*f o   weewe     etb^met     • niwo a^mm
to' (bring into the world men, not uni
formed murderers. And it is a moth<
er"s duty to'teach her child, not to
love, honor and obey some gold-braided butcher, liut to hate and despise
the capitalist class. She must teach
her child not to be meek, mild and
humble, but to .become strong, have
courage and fight. Not to perpetuate
slavery, but to abolish slavery and establish freedom. She muat arm her
child, not with guns or bayonets, but
witb knowledge. "Mother's advice to
the miners was: Do not leave all the
work to the officers, but help them;
and at tbe same tlmo do not forget to
w*tch thom. - There are some 250 detective* on the inside of the organisation. I always watch them, and
whenever I see any crooked work going on I expose It. And I do not go
behind their 'backs to tell them, either.
They all know me. wnerever I go. A
Board member once threatened   me,
-by saying, /'Mother, you ought to ibe
more careful in what you say.    You
seem to forget that you are paid by-
President John    (Mitchell, and your
actions are Inimical to the intentions
of John's .planning,"   I told this iBoarxl
member that    John    Mitchell never
•paid me one cent, but that it was that
large body of  dues-paying  members
that paid not only me, but John, also,
and before cutting . off   my   pay he
would do well to reconsider the matter, for there is a danger that by cutting me off the payroll, he may be the
cause of his own'   pay -being cut oSt.
Both myself and  John are paid by
what we are accustomed to call "the
rank and file," a term that I abhor In
a slave movement, and it is in their interfere that I work.   If John's plana
stand in the way. of favoring the Interests of my boys, then John and his
plans, and you along with them, can
go square to h—1.   Thus spoke   this
diligent and fearless old warrior, to a
deceitful, hypocritical   and   cowardly
betrayer   of the   all   too   credulous
miners.   Mother said   that   officers
now in office are the most sober, most
competent and most trustworthy since
the   advent    of     the   organization,
and if the rank and file would only
keep on the  alert,   the  organization
will soon accomplish it aim, which Is
to bring the miners ot this  whole
American continent under its folds.
The prospects -for rapid progress were
never -more   favorable.     It   all lays
with the members themselves, and
yet this is pot all; this is not   the
end.   It is not enough that we be so
organized   to go on strike,   but   we
eqi 1BHM s| ren J, *jaau]8ud 2u|u*tu>
nust abolish strikes, and   before   we
can abolish strikes,   wa   must   first
know their cause.   For years, malaria
fever, common in    the   south,    was
treated   with   medicine,   faith   and
prayer, but finally, as the loss of life
increased with increased 'population,
the root cause had to be sought   It
was then discovered  that the  mosquito was the cause, and the mosquito
itself was caused by   the   swamps,
which were plentiful in that country
And strange to say, with the dredging
of the land, the mosquito has been
reduced to the extent tbat malaria is
a very rare disease in the south now.
And when we discover the cause of
strikes, the cause  will be removed
and the strikes   will   be   no   more.
Mother advised the people that they
must fight, not only on the industrial,
but also on the political field.     To
escape men and women, at the conclusion of the address, making .their
way-to the platform to congratulate
the old lady, she was escorted through
the back door.   She left town about
half past one, the same day.' Although
her stay here was of a short duration,
those who heard her can never forget
her.   And not only those who heard
her, but many that did not hear her,
epedally the organizers of the    Boy
Scout movement, will remember her.
'Mother Jones is optimistic, and
has hopes of seeing wage slavery, the
last form of slavery, abolished. This
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I'WVll'V.'UJV'.UCI DT*-™ ■.:' -m —, *—, * ." —**wn * -—
.ale nas vie vyciciavat', navdetky
moind eposoby, ba ano vo svojej
trofalosti tak daleko ide, ie na nas
vydiera 1 tak6 peniaze, alebo pop-
latky na ktore dla na§e] vza-
jomnej smluvy iiadneho prava
nema. 2jej strany sa na§a smluva ni-
jako nere§pektuju, kdeito keby robo-t
tnik len co jaku mali-Skost urobil,
ktora by sa so smluvou ne&rovnavala,
kompania by ho lined' upozorndla na
to, te to y kontrakte tak a tak stoji a
on ie ink, lebo onak robl. A ked' si
tak tieto dva 2ivly vezmeme a icb
naleiite uvaiime a. dla toho ocenime,
Co vidime? To, ie taka kompania s
ni6 nie je viae, ako robotnlk,ba naspak
rofbotnik je vzdy viae, lebo on
bez kompanie moie byt', najde si bez
nej eposob vj'ilvy, kdeito kompania sa
bez neho na iiaden pad abist* nemoie
a ked' ona takto svevolne .a ztomy-
seine smluvu na&u poruSuje, tak 1
ten robotnlk je na to samd tak samo
opravneny. Keby s tomto ten robotnj
lud vedel, keby rozmf&al a- bladal
koren z ktortho pochadzaju vfietky
jeho neresti a obzvlaste keby svorne
spolu drial tak, jako to kapltallstlcks
trieda robl, tak by v kratkom £as«
poznal.le jaky je eiln$ a Co by takymto
spoludrinlm dociehl voci kapitalu.
Do t?ch Cias, k?m robotnictvo k
posnaniu tomuto nepride, darmo cak*
polepBenie evojich neutesenjteh
pomerov, darmo bedaka a sa ponosuje;
jeho bias vyznlcova jako bias vola-
juceho na pufttl, nlke nenajde aim-
patle, a kapital', ktor? drit osud jeho
v evojich rukach, bude ho i dalej
systematlcky okradat' a tak
znemoinovat mu polep&enie svojej
exlstencie. -
N*uz hore pozdvihnlte svje my&le,
bratta robotnlce, prebudts sa so
spanku, ktory prinafia vam otro€enie;
nekojte eo tou iblahou nadejou, ze polep&enie raiho titavu pride samo od
seba kdeie iby to; Dupnite nohou na
va&ich oto&Itelov a zaetante samjei
seba umom, lebo pastou!
Pamatajte, ie potom skor sa do-Skate
lepSlch -Saeov.
4PRAVODAJ.
'I Grow Hair, I Do"
Fac-similes of Prof. A, Garlow.
Bald at 26.
Fine hair at 55.
I POSITIVELY Cure all hair and
scalp DISEASES. Prevent BALDNB68
and premature grayness. GROW ladies' and children's hair rapidly.
I TAKE NO DOUBTFUL cases aad
positively cure all I do take. Hair
can 'be fully restored on all head*
that still show fine hair or fuzz to
prove that the roots or (JA.P1LLIART
glands are not dead.
I HAVE A PERFECT system ot
HOME TREATMENT tor out-of-th*-
CITY people who cannot come to me
for personal treatment WRITE TODAY for Question Blank and PARTICULARS. Enclose stamp and mention this paper.
MY PRICES are reasonable Vy
cures are POSITIVE and PERMANENT.
PROF. GEO. A. GARLOW
The World's Most Scientific Hair an*
Scalp Specialist
Room 1, Weldon Block, WINNIPEG,
MAN.
82 years old, Mother Jones looks
good for another 82. Let us not only
hope that her desires may be realized,
but let us younger men and women
ehnke off apathy and give a helping
hand In the interment of this cruel
system.
A. SLAVE, Pro Tem.
P. S.—The strike situation remains
unchanged. The men here are as
solid,-determined and hopeful a* the
day the strike began, which is now
nearly twenty-two months ago,
ROYAL
HOTEL
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DR. DeVAN'S FRENCH PILLS ^i£
routine Pill tor Wonun. Vt a box or thrte for
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Co., St CatbariiH*, Ontario
Everything
Up-to-date
Call in and
see us once
We Are Ready to Scratch
off your bill any item ot lumber not
found just as we represented.   Ther*'
la no hocus pocus In
This Lumber Business
When you want spruce we do not
send you hemlock. "When you. buy
first-class lumber we don't slip in a
lot of culls. Those who buy once trom
us always come again. Those wbo
bave not yet made our acquaintance
are taking chances they wouldn't en-
counter
here.
if they bought their lumber
Id tt all Uro* Stow*.^ er mailed to any
 'ia.  Ths Sooaiu. Dsvx»
PH0SPH0N0L F0RKENT
Kcttorei
Vim tnd
VlUlltrs (or Nerro tnd Bmln; Inci-wwet "trat
m»twr;»Tnnle-wlH Imlld you np. S3 » bos, or
two ior SK. tt druv ttont, er by mtll on t«r«lrt
ot price.
Ontario.
For our Foreign Brothers
JOHN P0DBIEIANCIK, Prop.
KENNEDY & MANGAN
— Dealers In —
Lumber,   Lath,  ShlngUi,  ftash  an*
Doors.    SPECIALTIES—Moulding
Turnlnga, Brackets, and Detail Work
OFFICE AND YARD—MePhersen av*.
Oppoaite G. N. Depot, P.O. Box ti.
Phone 23.
Slavlanaka Oddalanl* (Slavonian part)
IPRAVY Z MAPLt LEAP
(Maple U*f N*t**)
List of Locals District 18
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Kalmor*  w.c.Clrtatopiew, Welrww*. Alt*.
ttormin T. 0. Uentm rmmwi Alu.
Cwboadal*.... J. Mitchell, C*rbond*le. Cokma, Alt*.
Caaaaor* Mlcl**l ffimn, Canmore, AK*.
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ktorf   time   priiel   na  msjnu  tut*
uptky. bol odUlel do Winolpeg, (Man.,
ak "orderom," dopoalal  a*  tit* *nl
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wal*    dostal*   a   kadialal   tn*nil
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pokym sa ten "order' vyhotovl. Dopo-
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BttjAkn auiejsitt pr*eu, alebo nt* tm
robotnici, ktorl  M  m  m*jw  tito
drtla, a* *•* d*r«M oahodnaju.  L*bo
to vl*t«, )*kQ }eto, ked mui a ku tomu
•at* otec rodiny nwobl, v domacnoatl
akoro vldy nle*o treba * obavtolt* v
takej domacnoMl, ktora poso«t*v* a
viae clenov * ked t*a tntn-int otec v
t»i majne nevyilcl* tych par centov «
j* bet prace fen t}Men—dva, tak til
rodlne a* nmohftho nedoata va.    On
ten M*dny robwinlk n*mol* sa na to
•pollehat', I* ked' *j   nebude   robK'.
I* bud* taoct' i kapitalu lit'; ltd* I*
by os, eb*4*k, wn topiuii Meiitwmlf
On pwRaha anUUtmy kapttallstQaa do
s,  ked' pr*oa
troeku povoM. bUi4   Upel I a* avojou
rodluou, kdetto   luuiltallatl   ta   mu
ameju, a* J* uhj Mnpy, le el neitie
vydebt*    lopsle   poatavenie     medal
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Steam Heated Throughout
Electric Lighted
THE KING EDWARD HOTEL
J. L. GATES, Proprietor
Fernie, B. C.
The Leading Commercial Hotel of the City
Ked* uiajner vyraba na llrhtn po
6l*-7Q centov, ako ku prikladu na t*lto
majne, patom nie dlv. le sa nam
nedoattv* ani tjch najpotrebne)itch
veci. Vaak nech len probuje nlekto a*
«0-70 centov Vllvlt' sa depne. a *pon
ia tak dva meelace, uvldl, le mnohfch
ved sa nebude doatavat* asl Jednotllv.
covl, nl* to vlaciteunej rodlne, ktora
mlmo llvobytl* potrebul* takmer
bntdf tylden i na odev « na obuv.
A kd* nasi tohoto prlctna? Kto te
toho vlna, le majneri tunak ta malo
vvradaju? 8n*d' ten majner, ktorf
chudak sa Uch oa*m bodln dtnntnJ,
prac* ani neuahne od potu, Co tak (
ptace ant ncuafabe od pom, U uk
pracuje, )ako to hovado. ktori neml-
loardof pobontc t v talkom nakUde ku
mhl*ilt*nu ohodu pouohsus? Ni*l
Tea )o tomu nl* rosnodae vl**; ved*
keby os m*l platen* podia (oho. I*
)ako laiko jmeufe a kolko t* nadre.
tak nie I0-T0 c**tov b> saalolll. al*
pri najmraion td dolla re na Mchtu
by mai do*t*t'. Ttt |* Ina chybe a ind*
treb* pHMau tobo hladsi, * torn *a
llel v kratkoatl inlanln • pokoniin •*
pri*Inu tu rosloltlt.
Ked' vyprlala doba nlnulcj smluvy,
medal kompaniou a 1*4**} a robotlno
trom. potaln* ualaa it dletiiktu •
dwhei »tr«n>. vyhiMcna hole mnibn.
Trlsol k« «>)ednav**lu medal |mHo
item* t*i*a»mt, Mrtlt k*«ap«Bi»ic,t *
union <lh* etiwiky vyelsly evelMi
«*«ttlrov. kterl petecs vyjedaaraii
ro*dr.l nebon * utt*im fdatebnn ukale,
dla ktorej akuly rp*tnt*n* bniy ntitdy
mbotn^ho Hi-ln rwt dlhw dtdtn, takmer
Uft robot, tu- kto ts*t»pov«t union,
iu to nevWai, j.l» t" t«eu ttwvek aenvtil
attl postal* o in ad sapoa b*   staple
Ratea |2.50 per day
With Private Bath 93.00
Pit* Proof Sample
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Mri.S. Jennings, Prop.
L. A. Mills, Mtnagcr
Excellent Cuisine American and
European Plan — Electric Light-
Hot & Cold Water—Sample Rooms
Phones—Special Rates by the month
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A page of bargains that will save Saturday Shoppers i^y dollars/^tlie-different; iiem$ are carefully and concisely Stated
many of the items enumerated below, are in limited quantities only.   These will fall into thd handsiof eirlyChoppers*
Saturday Snaps in Our
Ladies Department
Ladies Hats
For PAY SATURDAY. Any woman's hat in the
store for $5.00, values to $15.00 each. Ready to
wear hats in a big selection. Hats that follow this
season's styles, and are identical with the hats
shown in the larger fashion centers. You can't
make a mistake, as you can get three months' wear
this season, and get anything up to $15.00.
Ladies Dresses
Wc are sacrificing our Cloth Dresses for Pay
Saturday, at the following reductions. They are
genuine and will go to sftiow the substantial saving alone for those purchasing dresses on Saturday
or Monday, 12 only, .cloth dresses in 12 different
styles, and covering'all sizes. Space won't permit
a description, we just quote the prices, see them
in our. front window:
One Dress, regular $16.00, for. $10.00
One Dress, regular     7.50, for  5.00
One Dress, regular     7.25, for  3.95
One Dress, regular   10.00, for  6.50
One Dress, regular   19.00. for  11.95
One Dress, regular   16.50, for  10.00
One Dress, regular   20.00, for..   10.00
Ono Dress, regular   22.00, for  15.00
One Dress, regular   22.00, for  15.00
One Dress, regular   27.50, for  19.00
One Dress, regular   25.00, for  15.00
One Dress, regular   30.00, for  13.00
Coats Reduced to Cost
prices for quick selling"
AirtlilirseasonVs^
early winter wear. Get one of the following at cost
price:
One Coat, regular $30.00, for $16.00
One Coat, regular,   27.50, for  15.00
One Coat, regular   25.00, for  12.75
One Coat, regular   17.50, for  10.75
One Coat, regular   17.50. for  10.00
One Coat, regular   12.50, for    8.00
One Coat, regular,  22.50, for  15.00
One Coat, regular   12.30, for    8.50
High Grade Ladies' Suits
Greatly reduced for Pay Day.   Every suit price
quoted here is a genuine reduction; you can see tbe
regular prices, and the sale price on each suit.
Tliey an perfectly tailored and a wonderful value
for the money. The following prices speak for them-
selves:
Three Suit*, regular $45.00, for $26.00
Three Suits, regular  30.50, for  19.50
Three Suite, regular  27.50, for  26.00
Three Buita, regular   25.00, for 16.00
One   Suit,  regular  40.00, for 19.60
12 only, Navy Blue Serge Suits, size* 34 to 44,
extra special  $16.00
Specials for Saturday
Big values in cotton staple article*, reduced to
effect quick selling. Pillow caae*. ready hemmend,
and made from a good grade of heavy cotton, free
from filling, and apltndid for wearing and washing,
Kxtra special, per pair *. 35c
Hemmed Cotton Sheets, Special P*r Pair, $1.96
Heady hemmed cotton sheets, regular $2.23 and
♦2.50 per pair. Extra good quality, free from
dressing, regular io tlW, for....... $1.96
72 inch sheeting, 35 yard*, full 2 yard* wide,
■extra heavy weight, splendid for washing and
wearing, a rare bargain at this small price. Special, per yard  .860
Hemmed cotton sheet*, xize fiOxKO, *pi.»»ial $1,25
per pair. You'll have to hurry for this Iin-; they
sure rcpr-wieiit an utmxunl value for the smalt
i»ri«**i» quitted, giM.«l wearer*, and nil n'tmn, IjOxSO.
Kxtra special, p.r pair $1.36
A CLEANING UP OF OUB STOOK OP DBBM
OOODS
Value* np t<> -J-1..VI for, per yard .69c
Kvery doth in the lot ia a dandy value, nnd suitable tor wreturn  in »uiu, tufparattf akirtu and
tln**?*t*tt   thn •ttdrrra **t*t* ttitnd end tbt* tdothe *****  tft
in. to. f»4 in. wide, re-piilar tn *1.50. f«>r 69e
COTTON LI8LB HOSE POR WOMEN
Three pair for $1.00,  A splendid grade for every
day wear, mm** in *wn 8>£. to 10, good hlaek, and
..    ^, *....*.*      ■.**>.*,,*»,       .,.„...,     . ;tl-.f,, -,-M,*,     »,*...V*.     $,.-..-*.»*     9^9      ^.,V^,
BIO BARGAIN III FRENCH UD 0L0VE8
Per Pair, T9c
Hires 5% to 7. eolon, Mack, tan, whit<\ good
quality French Kid. well sewn Mm, good fitters,
apecta*), per pair .., -.790
Men's And Boy's Suit Values
"The College"
LION BRAND
Boy $ Suits Sale
regular values $6.£0, snap price $4.95
You will see these mits on display in our clothing
department. They are suits picked from our new
spring lines, made from worsteds, tweeds, and serges in~the new Norfolk or College style, with full
bloomer pants. Choice from greys and browns/blue*
or hair line stripes. Every suit is carefully cut and
well finished. Sizes to fit boys from 6 to 10 years,
actual values up to $6.50, Saturday snap price $4.95
Saturday Snap price
$4.94
Men9s Suit Values
t
regular values $27.50, Saturday snap price . $18.50
These are tip-to-the-minute in styie,carefully cut and
well finished, made from imported tweeds.anfl*wor-
steds.  The coats are cut single breasted in two and
. - ^ 1
three buttons, sacque style, vests are medium high
^ut7"aiidHrousefs^re^fitted."Tvith""beltrlotips~and"T;an
be finished with cuff buttons if desired. All sizes
36 to 40, aetual values $25.00, 27.50 and 30.00 Sat-
urday prices $18.50
Saturday Snap price
$18.50
Five Very Special Values From The Mens
Furnishing Dept. For Saturday Selling
Men's Oashmar* Box
They are beat English manufacture witb seam-
leas feet, fast dyes, and with spliced heel and toe.
There are just 500 pair, which represents a apecial
purchase nom one of the largest British manufacturers, all sixes, per pair  .8O0
M*n'i 500 Neckties for 25c
They are all «ilk quality, in the season'* latest
et.lora and effect*, a big variety to ehoose from,
representing odd lines from ottr regular itoek,
SI'KClAb «ATI HHAY VA1AJKH, each 25c
Men's Crepe Pyjamas
Heguhr +:i.<w» value* t*» well for only i*N2.4ft, A
line taken from onr regular aloek, made of good
quality rrepe. in xhadtfs nf blue and white, trim-
*,*,*■*,1 -Mil-, »-,».*.      n i-t-,,,.   t*i* *,... t*t    o«.-*.««i Wi*****
dev *nex* ^r'»<>  tff.dM
Boys' Batttnf Btdta
Regular value 65c, for 40c.   A manufacturer's
clean up; eome in plain blues or with red trim*
mings, made in one piece style, 65c value Saturday for , 40c
MMTi Fins Summer Underwear
Aetual 75c value, to tell for only 45c. This is
Penman's celebrated balbriggan, in a natural
shade, with long sleeve* and ankle length, made
of a fine Egyptian entton, and eome'in all alxe*
from M to 44. %Our Saturday snap priee...... 46c
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AYe are aborning a very totfe range of bats in
straw and linen. These are on display in our men'a
furnishing department. They are attractively
priced* for Saturday selling.
EXTRA SPECIAL
$1,00 Raxor Hones for 25e. For ono day only, we
■w.lit Pi-tH en* m*t«t»»*w*r»f»»? Ol Ott tt-arrt* ftonea fo* GRe
■Oat Om of That*.
tfitmtit eve htjb DOLLS Ht A fit fl BELSCTYOlff
otwttiw anwwmomoHkemommm0dbeme emeFmmm^wm  •wtmiw  mmk ■PsW  wm-Urmmtemww mttwwFmlw
Shown on the second floor, a big range of un-
.      .,,       ,,        •)»»,     ♦**      ,       .     .
able doll, yon save money, aa they aland a lot of
hard naage, and the children like thero,
Dmtft-ftl doll* in a biig .-seWtiott, Kvery ehild
•thould have • new dressed doll, and we are showing
them in *neh ft big range of *f*e* and price*. 8ee>
oml floor in the Keadyio Wear Department*
fSDOf BBARB FOR IBB OHUDRSH
$1.76 EACH
Lara* aice in heavy growler*, a bear that will
stand a tot ot fiant mage. He* these m Hie Heady*
to-Wear Department. Special eaeb, $1.76.
PICTURE BOOKS AND READING FOB TBI
UTTLBFOLKB
Book* of wild animal* and story hooka, inter-
eating and illustrated bonks for children of all
ages.  Second floor.
and ShdetDept;
.     LADIES* FOOTWEAR
Here is an opportunity you cannot affbrd.to pass
up, positively and without'exception; the. best bar-
, —gain we.Mve ever offered in ladies ^footwear. We
'    .are ^clearing out this line of odd sizes aiid must do*
!*o.at once,,so liette is your chance..
"    For $1.50 you can buy any of the following lines:
Ladies' Patent Colt, ankle strap pumps, medium.
. hegl aud receding toe; regular value, $4.50, special
';Sabrday,f$li50 pair.   Ladies' Patent Colt, 2 eye
tiq5 pumpjjjuedium heel and receding! toe, regular
value, $4.50, special Saturday, J$1.50-pair.  Ladies'
Patent Colt Oxford, with round toe and toe cap,
military 'heel, good,; comfortable last,     Regular
value -$4.50,  special  Saturday  $1.50 ,;per ...pair.
Ladies' Patent Colt Slipper, turn sole, one, two or
threo straps, Jugh,French heel or medium low heels,
regular values $3.50, #4.00 and $4.50; special Saturday, $1.60 per pair. :
F6r $2.00 you can buy on Saturday and Monday
ONLY, any of the following lines of high grade (
shoes in button and lace.  Patent or plain leathers,
anyone wearing a small size, 2*4 to 4, can have a
large variety Qf styles to choose from.
Ladies' Patent Colt Button Boots, regular $4150,
Saturday, $2.00. Ladies' Vici Kid Blucher Boots,
regular $3.75 to $5.00, Saturday, $2.00:
Ladies' Vici Chocolate Blucher Boots, regular
- $4.50; Saturday, $2.00 per pair..    .
L&dies' Patent Colt Blucher Boots, regular $4.50,
and $5.00 Saturday $2.00 ' . l
Men's Footwear
Pay Day Specials in men's 10, foigh-cnt working
boots. These are made in black an dtan, heavy
erome leather'plain toe, very roomy ahd '-comfortable boots. Regular prices $4.50 to $5.50; special
Pay Day prices $3.50 per"pair.
Miners' Pit Boots, made in heavy oil crorae
leather, well nailed soles, a good shoe for pit use;
regular $3.25 to $3.75; apecial Pay Day price, $2.76
per pair. Men's heavy pit boots, without pails,
good solid boots for rough wear, wide plain too
and heavy soles, regular prices, $2.25 and $2.50;
Special Pay Day prices, $1.75 per pair.
Men's light weight shifting boots, made iu box
calf leather, with round, plain toe and'medium
sole; regular .value $3,50 pair; special Pay Day
price $2.46 pair.
SPECIAL IN BOYS' AND YOUTH'S B00T8
for Saturday; aixe* 8 to 10%, and 10 to 13, site*
&, 4 and 5 in boys'. See bargain table for theae
lines.
Grocery Specials
For Saturday
Colgate'* Turtle and Palm Oil Toilet Soap, 2
cakea for  ,$.'J8
Colgate's Big Bath Soap, per half down.... .66
Colgate's Glycerine Soan, per half dozen....   .66
Clark's Assorted Potted Meats, 14,4 for    J8
Clark's Assorted Potted Meat*, %, each    40
Clark's Assorted loaf Meat*, 14.2 for.,    16
Clark 'a Cambridge Sausages, 1 's, per tin    J6
Clark's Lunch Tongue, % *    M
Wagstaff'1 Grape Juice, quts    M
Now California Cabbage, per lb    ,06
New California Carrot*    .04
New California Beet    .04
Canada First Hotel Cream, per tin ,.,9  M
Robbln Hood Porridge OaN, per 5 Ih: package   .18
Quaker Rolled Oats, 5 lb. package for    JO
Old Century Toffy, per lb    JO
Moir'a Special Cream Chocolate*, per Ib    .46
Robertaon'a Molasses Candy, per lb    .15
Jumbo Walnuts     J6
Bairda' Best Coffeet, fresh ground, 2 lbs. for..   J5
Kno's Fruit Salt*, per bottle    .76
Lombard Plums, 3 Ib. tins for    JO
Medicine Hat Flour, 98 lb. sack for *... 2.86
Medicine Hat Flour, 4!) lb. sack for  1.46
Pure Lard, 5 lb. pail*....,..,...    .76
Rod Crass Pickle*, 20 ox., per bottle    J6
Kitchen Molasae*. 2 lb. tin*........    i6
Garden'* Camp Coffee and Milk, per tin.... .86
Soft Drinks, aawurted flavor*, 4 bottle* lor.... J6
Next week we will furnish the famous Kootenay
Lake Strawberries for preserving. We eantion onr
customer* to. wait for these berries, and not be
fooled into buying a cheap aod inferior Washington berry. You will get fully mw-tliml mora fruit
from <w-H*h ewt-* nf Kootenav berrie*. and a mtieh
better quality.
SATURDAY SPECIAL*
We have a few 97 \4#** Dinner SW*. ga#d qnality
semi-porcelain, in four patterns, as follows:
Pink, green, peacock green, and bine, rejnilar
4N.4**, »|NN9i*k bit** INK *•*. AMU tfi -yet. tllllimr *-***-,
good quality seml-porcelain, with conventional
border, and a bine band with a rose border, rag*
ulsr priee $22.60, special $17J6 per aet.
TBAPOW-fPBOIAL
45c Ior S6e     60e for.. .".TTT7!.. 40e
Wa for 60o      Jftt^ for 30it
Money Sa?*
in* Prices
TRITES-WOOD COMPANY, Ltd
BRANCHES AT FERNIE, MICHEL, NATAL AND COAL CREEK
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