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Industrial Unity Ib Strength
No. 47, Vol Vn.
The Official Organ of District No. 18, U. M. W. of A.
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,B. C, JULY 18,1914
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SPECIAL CONVENTION OF
B.C. FEDERATION OF LABOR
Word haa been received today from
International Board Member D. Rees,
who is representing District 18 at the
special convention of tbe B. <C. Federation at the coast to the effect that
the convention carried a motion to
call for a referendum vote nn general
strike proposal. Although the Fernie
delegates did not vote for the motion,
thia does not mean that they are
lacking in sympathy toward the Island strikers, tout they bad received
no definite instructions with, reference to propagating a general strike
and the delegates had to use tbelr own
discretion.       V. . .    -.-■■ .„
Vice President Bancroft of the
"'-ades and Labor, Congress delivered
.,,.an.excellent address, dealing   chiefly
: -.with Ontario legislation and-jjartlcu-
larly tbo Compensation -Act, which
woj£g&* of that Province have secured." \|
-There were UO delegates present at
the oofiTeWoa.
Peaceful Weapon Laat Resort tp Win
Long Strike on Island *,
Vancouver, B. C, July 14.—Delegates from labor unions In every pari
of the Province assembled in the
■Labor Temple, Monday morning, in response to a call for a special convention by the executive of the Provincial
Federation of Labor. Over 60 are
representing unions in the cities of
Victoria, Now Westminster and Vancouver, and 40 others from the island
and -interior points.
Tbe convention waa called to order
by President Watchman, wbo introduced Robert Foster, president of District 28 of tbe United 'Mine Workers,
to explain -why the call for a special
convention was Issued.
iMr. Foster stated that the miners
now on strike on the island were
primarily responsible .for the call, as
 thev were saMirflM now that a ohnngA
of policy was needed in tbe methods
to be adopted to bring this strike and
consequent troubles to a finish.
'Persuasion   and   pleading methods
bad, he stated, utterly failed to produce anything approaching   solution,
and tba miners desired to consult the
^pieujihers oMhe other organisation in
:^.,*tha*jRwtope^ wtth .& vtpw   to■< taking
noma common acnon.
Appealing to fhe convention in a
general way for assistance, he indicated that what they were now look-
log for waa not new laws, aa they had
ibeen unable to enforce what tbey had,
but as the porkera comprised 80
. per cent of the workers of tbe Province tbftt combined action should be
taken at tho ballot, box, in order to ensure a satisfactory settlement. Concluding, ho offered this as a possible
remedy for existing conditions, and
atated that in calling a apecial con-
ventlon tha object aimed at was to de-
visa ways and means-of taking joint
action throughout tha Province In
this direction.
light Miners Still In Jail Should la
Allowed Out, It Is Claimed
Vancouver. July 14.—Yesterday afternoon's session of the special convention of tba British Columbia Fed-
oration of Labor was entirely occupied
by a general discussion ot the situation developed aa a result of the island
miners' atrike. Several attempts were
mado on tha part of delegates to secure the passing of resolutions, which,
with ona exception, ware Just ss often
tabled.,
Tho one exception was tbs decision
of Justice and to Attorney-General
'Bowser requesting the immediate discharge of eight men wbo, It is claimed, have already served their sentence
of one year's imprisonment, and are
being retained at New Westminster
Jail.
A lengthy communication from
these men was read to tbe convention
and It -was explained that they were
sentenced by Justice 'Morrison to one
year's imprisonment to date from' time
of arrest. Making tbe usual allowances, this/has expired, it was said.
As far as can .be learned tbe position
taken by the authorities Is that sentence was to date from time ot pronouncement.    .
.The session was opened with tin
address by Mr, Charles Pattinson, ex-
organizer of the United Mine Workers
on the Island and now editor of the
Nanaimo Labor Telegram. Emphasizing the lessons and incidents of the
strike be appealed to tho representatives of the other organizations to
note that if it was found to be possible
to crush a section of tbe Canadian
worker?, ,wben. backed by a powerful
organization such as tbe United Mine
Workers, then it was equally possible
to do so with all others.
In response to repeated calls trom
the delegates. -We, Frank Farrington
was called upon io address the convention. He related the efforts made
by the miners to organize under an
International charter prior to the
strike, and stated that the events that
immediately led to the lockout at Cumberland completely upset the plans of
the International Union, which were
thoroughly to organize the miners
.throughout the district, in response to
their own request, before any action
whatever was taken. .The lockout by
the management of the Canadian Collieries Company -compelled tbem to
take a standi at once, and what followed is a matter of history.
Charged the Minister
IMr. Farrington charged the minister of laibor witli a.certain amount of
should be permitted to .pass the fence,
except for the purpose of removing the
danger existing inside the fence.    ;
"Third: Answered by first question.
"In conclusion, permit me to suggest
that under sack circumstances the
proper steps for the inspection, committee to take would be to at once inform the workman of the danger existing in his place, and to then inform
the official ln charge of the mine or
district of the mine, enter their report
ot such in the report book kept for the
purpose, sending a copy of the same
to the district inspector of mines. A
copy of the report should he posted at
the mine. The information conveyed
to the workman would enable' the
workman to withdraw from the place,
as provided for in Special Rule 58 of
tho Grows Nest Pass Coal Co.
"Under General Rule 8, of Section
91 of the Coal Mines Regulation Aict,
the official in charge of tbe mine has
the power to withdraw the workmen
from any place, section or the whole
mine in the event of dangerous conditions^ and I feel that such official
would apreciate the receipt of information re existing danger, from your
inspection committee.
"I have the honour to be, Sir,
"Your obedient servant,
"THOMAS GRAHAM,"
"Chief Inspector of (Mines."
It is obvious from the foregoing that
"our obedient servant" took great
pains not to commit himself in any
way. We always had a suspicion
that General Rule 37 of the Coal .Mines
Regulation Act .was intended to define
the .powers of the inspection committee, but after careful perusal ot
said rule 37, hopelessly failed to conceive ot anything approaching the
semblance of power or authority, supposed to be.granted to these committees. That -.Mr. Graham could find
nothing ln the aforementioned rule
that gives the committees the power
«v«?-l|5rt^atjU«de^dopteu-by+to-order-ffieB-to-sttspettd-work-iMouttd
_..      . ..  .. ^Qj.j-jiug un<jer dangerous conditions
to fonward a telegram to the minister Act,"
the-mine .owners.and referred* to a
telegram ne^t'by' Manager Coulson of
the Curob-etiand mine to Mr- Crothers,
which is now on the records of the
Federal Parllmeat, as proving that
"Ute dUJy-da*lIyiug of the labor minister wgs in response to the dictation of
the mine owners."v.Quoting the proposition made by-rfon. Mr.'Crothera
through President Watters 'of tha
Trades 'and Labor Congress, Farrington atated that they had Immediately
agreed to that proposition looking to
an Investigation and possible settlement, but the minister backed out
when it was accepted, which led him
to think tbat the proposition was
originally made In tba hope of the
mine workera refusing and thus being
made to carry tha onus for the continuation of the trouble.
Tbe strike had cost the United
Mino Workers up to data the large
sum of $1,250,000. They hsd been disbursing a weekly amount averaging
over 116,600. "This amount," said
Farrington, with some warmth, "has
-boon wrung from tho sweat and small
wages of man who need It almost as
much as tha miners to whom It has
boen paid, but lt has been subscribed
willingly and there la more where It
came from.". Ha bitterly referred to
the administration of British Columbia laws In regard to mining, and particularly instanced the granting of
ninety certificates at ono sitting of
tbe examination board to Chinese
strikebreakers, "everyone of which
certificates was Issued In diract violation ot the  Coal   Mines   Regulation
As to Inspection Committees
A Fares WMeh Sometimes feeomee a
Tragedy
Somo time ago tho writer of this
waa Instructed by Michel Local Union
to writ* to tha Ohlef Inspector nt
(Mlnea for tha Province of B. C. and
And out, If possible, what powers tba
Inspection commltteeea havt, at there
existed reasoaaMo doubt In tha mind
of some of our memliers as to the usefulness of aaM cemmitteoe.
Tho following fetflr via aaat:
'IMr. T. Orakam, Chief Inspector of
Mima, Victoria, a ft
Dear Sir,—I aai teetracted by the
above local aaloa to ask yoa kindly te
give at aa explanation ef ihe powers
ef tha Inspection Committee*. Ftnrt:
Dots tha Inspection committee have
power to order man to suspend work
if feral werktsg aider dangerous eon-
«***■*«, enemt-te eon, tasetmieai
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In due course we received the following reply:
"tt. Elmer. Secretary -Michel Local
Union.
"Dear Sir,—I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your latter of
tbe tSrd Inst, asking for an explanation of the powers of tha inspection
committee. General Role 37, of Section dt of the Coal Ulnae Regulation
Aet defines the powers granted to
such committees, and seems to be
reasonably clear and free from am-
bigtiity,
"t'nder the civil service rules, «n»-
dale are requested to refrain from ex-
pressing legal opinions, and the follow-
ing remarks must therefore be taken
only as my opinion of the powers of
the laepeetloa committee aider Get-
sounds reasonable enough, aB we are
In exactly tbe same fix; hence our
questions. We. feel, however, gratified that our committee is allowed to
crawl over any old fence .erected for
nq ,-WMent purpose,'but-.of course if
sucb fence should be erected for any
specifically named danger, they will
haye to keep out, as this wouldn't Interest the miners anyhow. We are
not quite clear why a fence should be
erected ln the first instance, iwere lt
not to signify that tbere is danger inside the fence. Neither can we think
of any other method whereby the committee could ascertain the dangerous
conditions of a mine than by examining tbe whole mine, fenced off places
included, and give their report accordingly. It-would be an easy matter for
tbe management of any mine to fence
certain places off for the time the
committee makes Its inspection, and
how any person could make a true
report ot the condition of the mine If
he only sees the parts the management thinks fit to let htm see, is beyond our comprehension. Every experienced miner knows tbat In esse
of an accumulation of gas In any part
ot a mine a fence would offer no protection, as it would be rather unreasonable to expect the gas to take cognisance of a fence.
Let me point out that the miners
realise tbe dangers ot their occupation full well, but economic necessity
compels them to work In the gaseous
bell-holes, and if tbey would go home
every time they found gas in their
places, the chances are that tbey
would bave to look for another master. In ao far as entering their report Into the report book. Informing
the official In charge, etc., this line
of red tape has never saved the lives
of any miners so far, unless the men
take action collectively.
I take it for granted that In tbe re-
mole past Mr. Graham hss been a
mlneworker himself, and would like
him to cite us eome Instances where
the official in charge of the mine has
withdrawn the workingmen of the)York,
whole mine on account of dangerou*
condition* existing. If this is done,
tben bow does he account for the fact
that more men are killed In mine dts-
OF LOCAL INTEREST
A. E. Whalen and a companion were
dining at a Chinese restaurant on
Tuesday and when lt came to settling
for the meal, Whalen got Into an altercation with the restaurant proprietor and refused to pay. The police
were called and as soon as Whalen
learned this he settled before they arrived. When the constable arrived ihe
took Whalen to task and warned him
about creating a disturbance of this
Wnd, and to this Whalen took exception and questioned, the officer's authority and created a further disturbance, after which he was taken into
custody and the following morning
fined |7.00 or ten days.
Peter Kennedy was sent up for 30
days this week. Peter has been in*
the habit *of spending the winter season in the city's care, and bas the
reputation'.'of having shovelled more
snow thati-jany one man in Fernie.
This time Peter made a poor calculation and'»;got into the game out of
season.
. Died—At Fernie, on July 12th, Bella
Brooks, aged 2tJ years. The deceased leaves, her husband and two small
children to-mourn ber loss.
Died—Ait Coal Creek, on July 11th,
Joseph Harrison. A wife and two
children, -wife) reside in the old country, are left behind.
W. J. J. Jforrison's -Max won the
halt mile desk at the Chahko (Mika at
Nelson on Monday.
Fernie L.O. L. 1713, and the sister
lodge, the local True Blues, headed
by tbe piper band, paraded Victoria
Avenue on -Monday morning, before
leaving forfC^aabrook, where a celebration .was held, in which all the
Orange Lodges of this district participated.
John . Yaravoch appeared before
■Police ^Magistrate-Wblnsster-on-Tifon-
day and was sent up for trial before
Judge Thompson on the 21st inst.
C. J, P.' Whitmark, representing the
White Star Steamship Company, Seattle, is registered at tbe Waldorf.
A very, large, number of Fernie citizens left on Sunday for the Chahko
Mika at Nelson, and dally since Sunday each passenger train bound for
Nelson has carried its quota of Fernie
citizens.
The ambulance had a long distance
call on Sunday. * A workman In a lumber camp some six miles west of the
city became 111 nnd ft.wis necessary
to remove him to tbe hospital.
W. D. Long, who was ain custody in
the City Goal here, aw-tlt'.ng trial on a
charge of wife beating made his escape from that institution early this
mt rning, Tho prisoner had been de-
flea to clean out the City Clerk's office, which Is (n the s*me btlldlng as
thc lock-up, the City Hall, and while
lha officer In charge had i.U attention
allied to some matters outside the
o.Tice, the prisoner *ook advantage of
his absence and made his escape
through one of the windowx dropping
to tbe ground. Long wxt apprehend
ed at about five o'clock on Saturday
ncnilng some eight miles west of tbe
r ty. Provincial Constable Bo'rdman
w** the officsr wbo re-captured the
rrlaoner.
R. L. Gaibraith, Indian Agent from
Fort Steele, was In the city Saturday
last on business,
D. Rees, H. Martin and W. Hilton,
left to represent the District and Gladstone Local at the R. C. Federation of
Labor Special Convention, on Saturday last.
City Baseball League—Coal Ce.
S; Hotels, 4: batteries. Quinlan and
Ilovan; Wallace and Hinds.
A private car was chartered from
the O. N. by a party of forty ltal!an§
from llo*m*r, wbo left on Monday Is**
for Naples, Italy. Th« car will convey the imrty from Hosmer to New
.Mr. A. S. Banwell bas returned after
spending a month at tbe coast. While
at the coast Mr. Banwell was admitted
as a solicitor and called to the oar of
British Columbia. Mr. Banwell will
practice in this city, he having formed
on association with A. MacNeP, barrister.
Lt.-Col. Joseph Mackay and Lt. Geo.
O'Brien left Sunday morning for
>'elson to attend the Chahko Mika as
delegates for the Army and Navy Veterans Association.
In a City Baseball League fixture on
Friday night last the Scouts managed
to get the best of the argument by V
run over the Clerks. Batteries: Dunlap and McDougal; Hoffman and Pickett.
R. J. Black, F. Kay Collin::. W. F.
Burland and C. Clode loft for
tbe Chahko M1ka on Tuesday morn,
ins. These gentlemen will strengthen the Cranbrook Lacrosse aggregation Ip matches to.be* played at Nelson.
A Celestial, who had Imbibed too
freely of Sam Suey, was fined $7.00
and costs by Police Magistrate Whimster on Saturday morning.
The Civilians Rifle Association will
be represented at tbe competition during tbe Chahko Mika .by the following:
H. Gould, Wm, Price, J. Minton. H.
iMinton, J. Mitchell, F. Bean, S. Bruce,
J. Newrtck, J. Wallace and C."E. Mil-
l«r-
The derailment of a freight train
on the C. P. R*i"at'Morrissey on Saturday morning, delayed the east bound
Spokane-Calgary train, due here at 6
a.m., until 10.30 a.m. Fortunately no
one was injured, although It was quite
a bad spill.
The session of the County Court
scheduled for Tuesday last was postponed until Tuesday, July 21st.
J. S. Gusty, general manager for the
the P. Burns Co., whose headquarters
*rjjJ^aMfl.uver^4s_ia_thejsRjv_airr
Gusty is an old resident of Fernie,
he having been transferred to bis present position some two years ago.
A. -Macnell bas returned from Spokane with a fine five passenger Oakland car. Tbe car la one of tbe best
in town, and la of the underslung, tor
pedo type. "Mac" is proving a very
apt pupil in handling the car and will
no doubt shortly be taking extended
tours of the province when not professionally engaged.
Chief Provincial Constable WeWby
has left for a tour of Inspection to the
upper country, and vtfll visit Wassa
and Canal Flats before be returns.
\    ~" ■
We are pleased to notice that Archie
Prentice Is around again although be
bas to seek the aid of a Jtaff to travel
rapidly.
The Halt-Holiday Football League
have arranged to hold a concert nnd
social on Wednesday, July 22nd, tn
the Fernie Athletic Club Hall. Ths
boys promise a great line-up in tbe
way of program and refreshments. Get
•round.
The storm on Monday morning played a few tricks with the electric, firo
alarm and light wires. Shortly after
the first heavy shock the fire bell rang
out and most of the firemen thought
It waa a call. Some record-breaking
turnouts were made, especially where
the volunteers happened to be In bed.
The residents ot Dalton Avenue were
cut off rrom light for a short time, but
once Jimmy Finn got on the Job it was
only a question of minutes before we
saw the light. Jsmes should make a
great propagandist.
At the Cranbrook sports, held In
connection with the Orangemen's celebration, Sir. J. Skllltng won the too
yard* race open and rhe 100 yards
race confined.   Evidently invincible!
EXPERT WITNESSES AT
HILLCREST ARE HEARD
Fire   Boss   Reported   Gas   in Seven
Rooms Morning Explosion in
Mine Occurred
Hlllcrest, Alta., July ll.—Wltb the
examination of three more expert witnesses and the further examination of
Fire Boss Adlam, the evidence in the
Hlllcrest mine inquiry, which has lasted since July 2, was conclude*! yesterday afternoon. Tbere only* remains
the addresses of the counsel, which
will be heard on Saturday, after which
the Inquiry will close, and Judge Carpenter will be in a position to go over
the evidence and compile his report.
The evidence of the expert witnesses R. G. Drinhan, of Edmonton;
T. G. Hudson, of the Doininion Department of Mines, Ottawa, and J. T.
Sterling, Chief Inspector ot Mines of
Alberta, was much more conservative
than that given by the former experts, Francis Aspinall and Norman
Fraser. Mr. Drlnnan did not criticize
the system of ventilation in the mine
at all, nor consider that the mine was
a dusty mine, or contained an undue
amount of gas. He thought the gas
might have been exploded owing to
some derangement in some part of the
ventilation.
'Mr. Hudson also thought It was a
gas explosion, but would not give any
opinion as to the cause,of ignition.
He .would not. call tbe mine! unduly
gassy or dusty. From the evidence of
his examination, Mr. Sterling thought
that. some extraordinary and unfor-
seen combination of circumstances
had been responsible for the explosion, ibut could not suggest how the
gas bad been ignited. Samples of
the dust had been sent away to -be
tested for explosiveness, Mr. Sterling
said, and it was agreed that the commission would take the result into
consideration in making its report.
The recalling ot Fire Boss William
Adlam -brought out some new facts
about the amount of gas in the mine
on the morning of tbe explosion.
Adlam was on duty up to 6:30 on that
-moruingrSfld-ss-rBCordsdin-his'iona-
er evidence, reported gas In seven
rooms when.' he went off duty. It
now develops that this gas was sufficient to put out his lamp as soon as
it was placed in the room, indicating
that there was considerable gas. Ad
lam said he had left instructions for
the next boss to send in men to brattice these' rooms off, but he did not
know whether tftls was done or not
His honor called Mr. Hudson, iw-ho
had come from Ottawa to give the
commission the benefit of his advice
as an expert. Mr. Hudson said he had
been through the mine, and was of the
opinion that the explosion bad been
caused by tbe ignition of gas, but he
could not say at what point.
The last witness was 'Mr. Sterling,
Miller -played half-back for the Hlllcrest football team. The funeral took
place on Tuesday afternoon at S
o'clock, Mr. Frank Pearson reading
the burial service of the U. M. W. ot
A. at the graveBide.
PRO-LABOR DECISION BY
UNITED STATES SENATE
Resolution Against Exempting Unions
Tabled—Illegal Means of
Organization   Not   Forbidden
'Washington, July 14.—The Senate
took a step this afternoon in advance
of anything that has been heretofore
attempted in tbe way of exempting
labor unions and farmers' organizations from prosecution under tbe Sherman law.
By a vote of 41 to 17 tbe Senate
tabled a motion made by Senator
Sterling, of South Dakota, to strike
from the sundry civil bill tbe provision
accompanying the appropriation for
enforcing the Sherman Anti-Trust
Law, which provides .that no part of
the appropriation shall be used to
prosecute labor organizations or farmers! associations organized to improve
the condition of the members of such
organizations.
But the Senate went even further,
and, by a vote of 38 to 22 rejected an
amendment proposed by Senator Sutherland of Utah, to insert the qualifying words "by unlawful means." These
words, bad they been adopted, would
have prevented the use of the appropriation to prosecute labor unions or
farmers' associations for organizing
and combining to improve their condition except when they use "lawful
means." :	
The use of unlawful means would
have subjected tbem to prosecutions
under the appropriation. Tbe Senate,
however, went on record today against
using this appropriation to prosecute
these associations no matter if they
resort to unlawful means to improve
their conditions.   -
RESULT HlLf ON BENEFIT
Fernie. B. C, July 8, 1914.
Mr. Editor:
Dear Sir:—Allow me, through tbe
District Ledger, to express my thanks
to all those who helped to make tbe
drawing on my behalf such a great
who said be oould not say anything'success; having received the sum of
except ihat ignition of gas, how, he
could not say, had caused the explosion. If dust waa shown to be explosive, he would conclude it bad
spread the explosion. Some unfor-
seen combination of circumstances, In
his opinion, had caused the explosion.
IMr, Sterling also admitted that he
bad been surprised to hear from Ad-
lam's evidence how much gas there
was in tbe mine. If tbe brattice was
up and |he ventilation current passing
along the face, he could not Imagine
how the gaa would be carried out.
ANOTHER VICTIM IS
RECOVERED AT HILLCREST
The body of Wm, Miller was recovered from tbe mine on Monday last.
$379.
Yours, etc,
WILLIAM HILTON.
The W, Hilton benefit drawing balance sheet:
Receipts
By collections   $132.45
By sale of tickets   271.70
, $104.15
Expenditures
Printing tickets  $ 16,25
Stationer)', postage, etc 40
Miscellaneous      8.50
Balance    370.00
$404.15
Turned over to Mr, W. Hilton, the
sum of 379.00.
Hon. Seo.
THREATENS!! HUGE
RAILROAD STRIKE
INTERMENT OF J. HARRISON AT
FERNIE
•Much more often than w« would
wish do we hear the Impressive
strains of thc Dead March as the body
of some departed brother Is conveyed
to Ha last routing placo. In fac» th"
death rate, measured by other 'owns
of its alxe ta above the average here.
The hasardous nature of the ot<"i»a-
tion that ungates moet of us mav be
responsible for this, Unit neverth«le»«
It hu town remarked upon by ii*»w-
comers to the town, snd the frequency
TRAILED BY PICKETS,
STRIKEBREAKER SHOOTS TWO
Fires Oue   from Pocket, Wounding
Two Pickett—Arreeted After
Chase—One Msy Die ,
•Two strikers, enganed In picketing
Uw plant of S. M. Frank A Co.. at
192 Avenue B. tw shot last evening
by sn armed strikebreaker*, whom
tbey had followed to 14th street and
Seventh avenue, One of thorn got a
bullet in the abdomen and win proti-
with which we have hoard the last!:"'1* dl"-   W «?>w w*nt h<»«?c :tl«r
mimic of the dead Is i-slculated  to
hia   wounded   left   arm   had   bt*en
the
civilised country In the world.
u-^.*«.. *9..m *... *a*.*n*m at m me mmm   |t ma«t strike ns aa rather hnmor-
■..Unr-n Ttr-jfuluUtMj Art, o»«i»ea the ektef Inspector of Mines
•Major MrtJraw, of Vernon, B, C.
waa In town for a few days this w«*k
The Tmmtttert defeated the C|vf«*s
.,.        ..     . .. ,ln the loral Half Holiday tttnett* on
asters on this conUnent than in vxy mw^mmA^m .,„,,, w . .^^ -.««» **...
^.■.j ^.„,_ .« .... ij Thursday night by a vet? narrow tunt-
Have tbe iaaaecUea
nritteee the rt*h» t« matei
fenced off for any reasons, neb as old
-wwWws, er wotWnga fenced off on
■9..-.-.9,-a-, w-.' m*im MMi i«mmmmm» mOano
■ay bee danger to the wwters em-
tleyei hi tho mine?
"Third: If te tho comma of their
tmmettm the committee tmm* eondl-
Uone wMeh In their eetimatioa vo-aM
be a sssaaee to tho live* ef tbe ten
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the order submitted. First: I can
(fad nothing lo General Rule if Oat
gives the iaipeetiea oommdte* tbe
power te order nos to swepend work
If fond working ander daegeroos ceo-
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General Rale If gives the
inspection committee tbe right to go
to every fart of Hie tttoe, aad to la-
epeet too abaft*, levels, planes, work-
tag ftoeoa, return alnraya, ventilating apparataa, ott workings and mwrb*
laery. -ete. Tkie glree the ewnrittet
tie rigkt to «ua!»e tio old wwttags
feat aa aa ofHetal weeld do, notwithstanding thai a fee* l» erected aerese
the eatraoce to preient
vetteatky —tertog tie
where a feaee to ereeteJ
•Mf naaied dang*, such aa gat, lad
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•»w» -mm-, on penv*. wi evw win mm,
tells ns that be feels any official would	
awwite the receipt ef Informal Son r«j-llMV u*TeM MH mmtteeir tm
existing dangers from our Inspection\nW9Y "llACRW FWNO
rommlti*p».     He* well they amw*-* ——
date seeh Miteraatton Is elesrtv rt«-f   The Femit and -Ooal Creek Rugby
moastrsted In the iamedhle vicinity
of Sir. OrahamV place or residence,
<OMttoM-i ea rem* wwoti
Football Ctnbe will try eonetoatoM at
the City Park en Batnrdair next.
Tickets 25 conts each. Proceeds to
b» devoted to Hillcrest relief fund.
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Dance
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et% pmpimeA tm n**ottnf M r*» FliJMmut ♦ff^i*-
ter, will tako plsre next Monday. July 20. in tbe
Hociallut Hall, at f> oV)<x*.   TtoUeln, 50 <*nta,
Vvel^W^S bL^22 and think. I    Vlncenso Mllltello,   who   dl,l
AJTSmsiHled ■ !   Thi Interment of Joe Harrison, who ] »Jt«>«in*- '• ""^^ »"•»* snd ehsrged
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rhumto. July M.—Th* thr*at*n«Ht < le«t took pUe* on WHn*sd«>-. ,*\ > concealed *«»it|H»ii ll#» *|M.»k*< m
strike of *»ngln*sa and firemen on M ■ |Anct mmhrr of of nyropsthltfir* from Kt,klm   and   mad*    his   Mai-vmv.t
nett* ioiiikiii,   Nimonfffi tne *tt,j*toy*e > ...        .   **•_     .      • uI'.aI.
bad announced to tbe toads that the ! «*«• <»*  local  Mm ot  Foresaw »»»-
mm Had voted nearly unanimously to;mme* out to force with r»g*ila. Th*     '"   tMl" '"*   ""»   roiiow.^j   win
strike to   soataln    thHr demand* Ifibody was conv*?*d from th* »nd*rirrem fl"»   *mp  onto   a   weetboHn4.
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He railroad., through their genera* Uor Band tiding the pmceeslou and, Jf^*'"J^^^lil^i
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ences will be held   Should the nsgo-!--,, -^^^^ u» <h« emmrtnrr whet* i MHHello  fired   without   drawing ihe
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by their aano«nc*| refesel of arWtrta-j'he fontral rites of the forestora and } £lukM    ^    .«
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aad firemen and ladlreettv a aaeb! t w* r*o4 Tttttrt** ma'd***- tr Ar*„nn t. and tne nnn g* gam**,
larger nnaabcr of worhcr». Ik mmm and t^eal Secretary T, (*«.:»«'"»'•».«»' W# Kast «4th street, th<
W. 8 Osrter, president ef «he broth- * ,r™"*^ "Z.l~rlXATXA^, /     r • n**en*\ nUbet
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tewiat tbe aanewwwsmit of tb« •ink*,   P*ceon*4 %-t#  a  member  of  the
vote to tie conference committee. In Rear* et  Management «f th* Coal
wbkk be aeM tie enleaa wewld rs-ir^eek Ctob and waa well known and
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PAGE TWO
THE DISTEICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C, JUL7 18,1914
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Home Bank Had
Satisfactory Year
Normal Progress Maintained During past 12 months
Director From West Calls Attention to Subject of
National Importance
The annual meeting pf the shareholders of the Home Bank of Canada
was held at the bead office," 8 King
street west, on Tuesday afternoon,
June 30fh. The features of the annual report as submitted for consideration showed net profits $192,-
442.72, or 10 per cent upon the paidup
capital. The rest account has been
brought up to one-third of the capital.
Sixty-five thousand dollars has 'been
written off .premises and a pension
system established with $10,000 as a
nucleus fund. Two new branches have
(been opened in Toronto during the
year. An independent auditor was
appointed ifor the ensuing year.
On motion the president of the
bank, Colonel The Honorable James
Mason, took the chair, and Mr, O. G.
Smith, the secretary of the bank,
a«ted as secretary of the meeting.
The report of the directors was then
submitted, as follows:
Report of the Directors
The directors have much pleasure
Jn submitting to the shareholders the
ninth annual report and balance sheet
of the bank, together with a statement
of profit and loss account, giving the
resultvof the bank's business for the
year ended,.31st May, 1914.
Quarterly dividends have been paid
and provided for at the rate of seven
per cent (7 per cent) per annum. The
$40,000 set aside from the profits of
1913 has been written off bank premises and furniture account, together
with a -further $25,000 appropriated
from the profits of the year just
closed, and $10,000 has been placed' to
pension fund. The sum of $16,666.66
lias been added to rest, making that
account $666,666.66. equal exactly to
one-third of tbe subscribed capital of
the bank.
Two new branches of the bank
were opened during the year, at the
corner of Yonge street and Alcorn
avenue, and at the corner of Yonge
street and Eglinton avenue, both in
the City of Toronto. The branch at
Cartiervllle, in the Province of Quebec, was closed, the growth of that
district being somewhat disappointing.
Under the Bank Act of 1913, you
will, for the first time, be called upon
to appoint an auditor for the bank
and to fixhis remuneration.
No new stock having been allotted
during the year, the number of shareholders remains approximately the
eatne.V ■   *..■:,■■■   x'x ■ '
IThe usual examination by the   .directors*, uf the treasury and securities
—was-made-iaad-tke-bi>anehesTica*r©fuily
inspected during the year.
Address of the President
The net profits for the year are
$192,442.72, being about 10 per cent on
the average paid up capital, wblch
may, I consider, be deemed satisfac-
formed  we encoun-
tha    may  not soon
tory, in viaw of the unsettled conditions which prevailed during the
whole of the fiscal year. The $40,000
set aside, as intimated at tbe last annual meeting, to be written off bank
premises and furniture account, has
been applied, together with an additional $25,000 from this year's profits.
Last year the shareholders .were good
enough to vote a contribution of
$10,000 as a nucleus for a pension
fund; this has now been appropriated
and the fund inaugurated iwlth the
current year.
Before commenting on any changes
in the balance sheet, I may say that
the financial forecast made a year
ago has more or less been justified.
Conditions have altered so little that
one prefers not to hazard any decided
opinion as to when the expected Improvement may come. It must -be
borne In mind' that the 'business depression Is not peculiar to this country, .but general; Canada depends
largely upon outside capital to finance
its undertakings, and consequently tbe
late war in the Balkans, political conditions in Great Britain and the unsettled state of ...Mexico has had a far-
reaching effect.
The .work of construction In the
two additional transcontinental railway lines, with completion now Jn
sight, and various other works of national irnportance, have necessitated
the (borrowing of large, sums. Expansion in the districts of the country in which this work is -being carried out Is looked for to warrant the
capital expenditure made. When this
takes place we may reasonably expect any further needed assistance of
British and foreign capital, and with
speculative real estate and other unsound trading discouraged, confidently look forward to a gradual return
to normal conditions.
While our deposits for the past
year show a reduction in actual figures—and we are not alone in this—
I may say, that it Ib all accounted for
by the expected withdrawal of some
large temporary deposits in current
account wblch were In our hands al
the 31 May, 1913, the date of the
last statement presented to you. On
the other hand, the number of accounts on,our books has largely increased, and the amount of deposits
ln the savings bank department
show a satisfactory gain!
Increased Savings Deposits
In cotamon with most of the other
banks, our note circulation shows a
connection was
iered conditions
again occur.
The weather last year was particularly favorable to the harvesting and
marketing of the crop, so that a larger
proportion was handled before tbe
close of navigation tbat in any previous season in recent years. In addition, owing to the general financial
conditions which prevailed during the
latter part ot 1913, considerable pressure was .brought to bear hy creditors
upon farmer for the early payment
of their obligations. Tbls resulted in
a larger percentage than formerly of
grain going forward, with. Instructions to ..sell.. As a result, circulation
.paid to farmers showed' a decided
falling off immediately after the close
of navigation, and the figures for the
succeeding months—December to
Mnrch—record a continued redeanp-
t:oii of bank notes without the usual
<ii*;i->rumity for the issue from tbe
marketing of grain through .the winter months. The reduction from the
hi?,;i point in November, 1913, to the
figures on the 31st March, 1914,
amounted to over $900,000, while in
former years the average reduction
for the same period was approximately $200,000. The smaller volume
of business transacted in Canada also
had Its efifect on circulation. Merchants and maufacturers did not
transact as much business as during
the previous year. Railway earnings
from the iBt of July, 1913, to (May
31, 1914, showed a decrease of over
ten million dollars. The consequent
shrinkage in circulation is mainly attributed to thase principal causes, but
I may say that we are making arrangements) which should not In future leave us dependent upon any one
source to maintain our circulation at
at high level.
Branches In Toronto
In accordance with the policy of the
bank to purchase sites for branch
offices in Toronto, a property was
purchased at the southeast corner of
Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue,
and also the vacant lot on the northwest corner of Yonge Avenue and
Wood-lawn* avnue, where we propose
to erect a suitable building for the
(business at present conducted at the
corner of Yonge (Street and Alcorn
avenue, known as the "Yonge Street
Subway Branch." The latter site is
also the property of the bank, and
when disposed of will go far to effect
a reduction in bank (premises tae-.
count, corresponding to the Increase
shown this year. '
A large crop Is looked for in the
northwest -Provinces. Owing to favorable weather last fall much good
land was prepared, perhaps better
than ever before; Crop conditions existing now are particularly good In
Manitoba, and , speaking generally,
throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan, as in the latter Provinces the
dry wpather experienced in certain
sections was followed by excellent
rains. Of course, the crop ls yet
young, and much may happen between now and harvest time. Estimates vary as to the amount of acreage under cultivation.   I think it will
reduction.   This may be attributed -^o
-various^usesHho-mosMmjpos^a^
which was the early marketing of
the grain crops In the northwest.
For some years past we have looked
to our grain business in the west to
utilize a large part of our circulation, and for the first time since this
Established April 1899
W. A. INGRAM
Wholesale and Retail   TobaCCOflist
BARBER   SHOP
Baths and Shoe Shine
BILllARD ROOM
and LUNCH COUNTER
rails being,given, which twill be fol-
owed by various orders for equipment. .  .,
Provincial and municipal taxation
of banks in.Canada ha® now reached
suoh a stage as to have a deleterious
effect on the opening of new branches,
In Ontario, the Province in which .we
have the greatest number established, taxes are almost three times as
great as a year ago.
The Late President
In. addressing you a year ago today it was my duty to announce the
retirement of the then president, Mr.
Eugene O'Kefe, owing to ill health.
Mr. OHKeefe was intimately connected with the institution from its inception. He passed away in October
last, and before moving the adoption
of the report, I wish to express, on
behalf of the board of directors, our
feelings of sorrow at this (loss of our
late colleague. In which I am sure all
the shareholders join.
On motion the thanks of the
shareholders were extended to the
president, vice-president and directors, also to the general manager and
the other officers of the staff.
The Needs of the West
iMr. John Kennedy of Winnipeg,
one of the western directors of the
Home 'Bank, and also a director of
the Grain-Growers' Grain Company,
spoke upon the financial conditions
In the west, and made a strong
appeal, directed not only to the management of the Home .Bank, ibut to
Canadian banks in general, calling
attention to the urgent need of establishing methods whereby farmers
in the we$ -might secure an advance
of 50 per cent, on their grain, so that
they would not be under th* necessity
of rushing it into the world's market
in vast quantities in, order to secure
ready funds with which to pay their
debts and maintain their farms. He
quoted authoritative statistics, prov-
ing that ,75 per cent; of last year's
grain crop in the northwest was dump-
into the market in three months, causing the price to drop 7 cents t. bushel.
"When I state that last fall showed
the clearest truth of this, I do not.do
so without having figures to prove
that thl? was the ,caise,;' said Mr.
Kennedy. "You will find that number
one northern wheat, about the (beginning of last September, was worth
about 88 cents" in store at Port William or Port Arthur, but by the middle^ of October, owing to the tremendous, receipts, prices had fallen to
about 78 cents, a drop of 10 cents ft
bushel, while world wheat conditions
did not warrant any such decline. •
Advances on Grain
Mr. Kennedy proposed as a remedy
for this condition that the banks advance to farmers in the northwest
loans to the value of 50 .p6r cent, upon the grain etored in their barns.
This plan for -relief would necessitate
the adoption of some cheap and safe
method of storage, so that the bank's
security would be safe.* He didsnot
thl ink that lending money in this way
wouttd require the Issue of any additional capital or necessitate a
change in the established .methods of
The
Sunkist Orange
With tke Different Flavor
Ask for "Sunkist Valencia*"
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or less unchanged, the flax planted
showing a decrease, and the oats and
barley an Increase. A most Interesting change is now taking place in
'Western farming conditions. IFtormer-
ly districts that were particularly
dependent upon the -wheat crop are
now developing Into mixed farming,
one of the results of which is that the
west, which In 191?, were Importers
of hogs, are now exporters, but the
number of hogs which are ibeing shipped east at the (present time Is small
compared to the figures that should
be reached within reasonable time.
The general business outlook may
be regarded es somewhat more cheerful. Thoactlon of the House of Parliament in passing both the Canadian
Northern Railway aiyl the Grand
Trunk Pacific Company Bills, guaranteeing the bonds of these roads,
which should permit them to carry to
completion the construction of their
lines, seems to have 'met with general approval, and has already led, 1
believe, to some large orders for steel
I
The Valencia Sunkist is the California
Summer Orange—a
sweet, juicy,  luscious
fruit, ripened on ihe tree.
Easy to peel, and practically
seedless.
Some are dark in exterior appearand, some lighter in color.   But
all are a deep red inside and sparkling with healthful juke.
_Oranges are picked in California every
^    day in the year, and the Late' Valencia is
one of the very finest ever grown.
Glove-picked, tissue-wrapped, shipped right
from the tree—you get it iresh with the real
tree-ripened flavor,
Don't buy merely "oranges."    Buy the
California Fruit
Growers Exchange
139 N. Clark Straet, CHICAGO
Mi
Sunkist Valencias. ,   See what you
missing in not getting this brand.
are
Try These Lemons, Too
Use Sunkist Lemons to serve with fish
and meats. Use the juice wherever you now
use vinegar. These are the best looking and
the best lemons sold. Juicy, fully flavored
and practically seedless. There's a vast
difference in different brands of lemons.
Try "Sunkist" and see.
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Go buy a dozen each of Sunkist oranges
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save several mHl
lars a year to the country. The adop
tion of mixed farming he did not consider would give Immediate relief.
"The farmers are getting Into mixed
farming." declared Mr. Kennedy,
"just as fast as they can afford to. do
so, and just as fast as it is good for
them to do so, therefore of necessity for years to come wheat growing
will 'be the mainstay ot the west.
In conclusion, Mr. Kennedy assured
the meeting that the "Home Bank"
had   .become   a   household   word In
thousands of western homes
Appointment of Auditor
■the chairman reported that In accordance with tbe provisions of Section No. 56 of the Bank Ael, notice
had been sent to the shareholders 'hat
the Honorable Alexander 'McCall bad
glyen written notice of Intention to
nominate at the annual general meeting of the Home Bank of Canada
Mr. Sydney H. Jones of Toronto ns
auditor.
It was then moved by the Hon. Alex.
-McCall and   seconded   by Dr. T, A.
Can. Address: 105 King St. E. Corner Church, Toronto, Ont.
Todo, tbat /Mr. Synney H. Jones be
ami is hereby ajppoiitc-i auditor cf
the bank, to hold office until ahe next
annual general meeting, at a remuneration not to exceed $2,000.
Election of Directors
The scrutineers declared the following gentlemen duly elected directors for the ensuing ye-ar:
Messrs. Thomas A, Crerar, Thomas
Flynn, E. C. Gooderham, John Kennedy, A. ClaUde .Macdoneli, K. C,
'M. P., -Gal, the Hon. James Mason
C. >B. iMoNaught, John Persse.
The Fernie Athletic Asso-   :
ciation and Fernie - Coal
Creek Excelsior Band
To the Editor, District Ledger-
Dear Sir,—<Meny   enquiries   having
Sjsyp|_^^
Ac
Statement of the Result of the Business of the Bank for the Year ending
31st. May, 1914.
PROFIT   AND  LOSS ACCOUNT
Cr.
Balance of (Profit and Loss Account, [list .May, 1913  $140,470.31
Net profit for the year after deducting charges of management,
accrued Interest, makln full provision for bad and doubtful
debts, and rebate of Interest on unmatured bills  102,442,72
332,913.03
CAPITAL  PROFIT ACCOUNT
Premium on Capital Stock received during the yesr $   1,930,-47
board, held Immediately after the
adjournment of the general meeting,
Colonel the Honorable James .Mason
was re-elected president, and 'Mr.
Thomas Flynn was re-elected vice-
president of the bank.
HOME BANK REPORT
Shareholders Hear Good Report of
v the Past Year
The annual statemeent of the Home
bank for the fiscal year endln-j May
31, 1014, was Issued last Tuesday, the
day of the annua] mooting, and appears In the public press .today. This
statement of the Home Bank concluded the annual report for the various
chartered banks of Canada for the
past twelve months, and the first report for next year will appear in the
■winter." months. From the annual
statement, which appears in this issue,
It will be seen that the net profits
for the year amounted to $182.-
442,72, which is 10 per cent on the
paid-up capital; $65,000 has been
written off the bank premises account,
and the officers' pension fund has   a
did not turn out for the July sports,
the (Management Committee deem It
necessary to inform tbe public generally "Why we did not respond to tbe
request of the Fernie Athletic Association."
In the first place our Secretary (IMr.
Thos. Biggs) received a communication
from the secretary of the Fernie Athletic Association giving us a courteous
invltatton to play for July 1st, pointing
out that a similar invitation had heen
made to the Italian .Band, and tha*, they
(the Fernie Athletic Association)
thought that if tbey did not make tho
same Invitation to us, we might feel
slighted. Certainly, the Invitation was
to play all day for nothing, and in consequence, a deputation waa chosen to
interview the executive committee of
tbe Fernie Athlotlc Association.
In tho meantime, -we came In touch
1 with several Italian bandsmen, and,
nucleus of $10,000.   The reserve   has,
been ibrought up to one-thlrd of   the naturally the question was asked thero:
Which has been appropriated  as  follcvs:--
Or.
Dl.ldiw! No. 87, quv.wly, at tbe rate of 7 p.c. per ann $33,890.76
Dividend No. 28. quarterly, at tbe rate of 7 p c. per ann   33.924.43
Dividend No. 29, quarterly, at the rate of 7 p.c, per ann   33,964,36
Dividend No, SO quarterly, at the rats of 7 p.c per ann   34,131.19
$354,813,50
Transferred to Rest Account ....,	
Transferred to Officers' Pension Fund	
Written off iBank Promises and Office Furniture
LIABILITIES.
To the Public:
Notes of tho Bank In Circulation	
Deposits not bearing interest	
Deposits bearing Interest	
135,910.74
16.666.66
.. 10,000.00
65,000.00
107,266.10
$33l,S43jio
 $1,131,315.00
 $1439,781.53
  7.922.711.16
Balances duo other Banks In Canada ,,.,,...
.Balances due Agents In Ureal 'Britain	
Balances due Ageuis in Foreign countries
To tha Shareholders :
Capital (Subscribed. $}.000,0<tfli Paid up  ....$1,942.998.55
Rait         666,666.66
Dividends unclaimed  1,925.26
Dividend N'o. :i«i (quarterly),   Wing at  the
rata of 7 p. r. per annum, payable -Iun*
1st, 1914  t6.lll.IS
Part/fit nad tntm   t i*t>nt*ni   aarriatt *o*m>**t i«v»<»«i» it*
9,462,492.69
6,151.01
78.000.00
254,400.75
$io,S2S.6fs7i
capital, It has'been a year of normal progress for the. Home Bank,
The address of the presidont, Senator
James 'Mason, reviews the financial
situation In the same tenor that has
characterized tbe remarks of .bankers
when addressing their shareholders at
annual meetings during the paat year.
A prominent grain grower from
Winnipeg, Mr, John Kennedy, who Is a
director of the Home Bank, raised
an Important point at the meeting
when he called attention to the loss
grain growers sustain In being «nder
the necessity of shipping their grain
out of the country within a few
months after harvest In order to secure ready funds for their needs
Thle dumping of grain into the foreign markets, ln such quantities as
was shipped In 1913. brought down
the price of No. 1 Manitoba wheat 10
centa per bushel. Mr. Kennedy maintained tbat this profit went Into the
handa of foreign dealers, whereas It
might bave gone Into tha pockets of
the grain growers If thay could havo
held tbelr train and lot It out gradually, dla also suggested tbat If tha
banks <would advance 50 oar eont. of
the value upon grain tbat fanners had
securely atored, there would be a saving of many thousands of dollars a
years to the Canadian grain growera.
hoth In tho watt and east, because tha
mica of Manitoba wheat acts Iho Prico
for all Canada.
The address ot the President contained foaling references to tha memory of tbo lata Eugene O'Keefe, a
lifelong associate of tbe Home flank,
and former President, iwho died In Oct*
oher laat,
"Ii It true that your band Is going to
•play at the Dominion Day Sports and
that you are giving your services free
for tha day?" To this question we received a flat denial and an emphatic
No! and the assurance they were going
to be paid, having been (Old so by their
commltteo.
Wo met the eseeutivo committee of
the Athletic Association and discussed
tha matter with them. Firo Chief McDougall in tbe chair, outlined the rea-
son aa to why both handa had heen Invited, also the great amount of work
and money they ((The Fertile Athletic
Association) had tpent ln getting tht
Park and track in shape, and finally,
thay had not tha neeeeaary monoy to
pay the banda Our reply waa that wa
did not dlsputo tbe faet lhat a
great amount of work had heen done
and money apont on tha park In
potting tho track la shape. Surely,
this Is not to ha looked upon aa a dead
loss—do thay (Tha Pernis Athlotlc Association,) not expect a return for their
outlay? Moat certainly they do. It
la simply a tailneea proposition;
tha laying of a foundation for future
activity, and.—don't ron forget It—an
expected return for tbelr labor and an*
rem  twrt   n
Oold and BHvtr coin 	
DoaslakM Ooverastat Notes
ASSETS.
tAkiMhn
Tha  emAtnMtte  hnnti
I chance to frae yourself from bondage t n^if.-Hf.
106,131.18
ta tha shape of tbe ballot box—yot yon
▼(No away yonr freedom with tbo ut-
moat generosity. Tha masters oeitaia-
ly have tba moaaure of tha average
-rotor.
Now! Sir, we wish to point out to thi
Fernie Athletic Association and tho
public generally, that wa havo praetlo-
**»''-• , tit , i      t*        *,
,»m-*mir.*  ■****■#■■*»**->.&■<*   *■*■>*  ■**»*•   » 4 ■» •**»«*.*
KwivflMIrm, m-ilr flWernrt In
Dopoelt with Dominion -Government as security for No»e Or-
£V-MIHHI      a a a a *      HiiilMtiHinHMitin
Notes of other Banks	
Cheques on other Banka	
Baiaaces dm bf other Banka In Canada ....
Balancea dna if Agents In Oraat Britain .
Canadian Municipal Securities	
Railway and other Bonds not exceeding market valoe	
Can and Short Leans In Canada on mockn, rmhentnr** nnd
yHMMS   »«<*■•*•«♦#•»*'•»*•••»**«•••«■»...,..,..,...........^
•IMMIMMI
I l,4IS,l**N
,.   89,600.00
.   13a,4»l.4T
241, 281.12
1,726.40
47.901.59
%A,t5i.i:
29A.44S.92
2,912.799.16
Oth" -"•"W Umnn and Discount»in Canada Heat *
rabaltaof Interest) MU1SJMU2
Overdue debte (estima'ed loss provided for)
Mortgage* on Ronl ttetnto sold by the Bank	
Real RMata other tft&u Bank Pretultca	
Bank Promts**, Safea and Office Fnraitww. at not
mora than cost, less amount writt«n off	
Other Assets not Included in the foregoing	
H7.493.fi
IMli.**
Tafl.473.26
M1193
9.140,706.91
SlMI$*S4.St
Tbo wolf la novor so far away trom
tbo door of (ha worker, bnt wbat his
bowl can bo easily board.
Silvia Mv Tonic Hakes
Hair Grow
Ladlee abooM bave   radiant
Tbore aro tbowmads of worn*
bank, (Mot, characterless hair, who
ee sot W to Improve it.
In Batlaad and Psrte women tab*
muet tb bavins beautiful lair. Bv-
try Canadian woman om hava Matt-ova aai taxnrtaat   hair   by   oetog
SALVIA, tha (treat American   Sage
Hair flto-bls.
SA6AVA to a bfantlfM. plaooaM,
•Ofrgllckr Hnlr Tonic, Me. a bottle,
toltf «t Woaadiirs Drtif Start.
rom.
Thay both merit recognition aad
approbation aa banaf-Mtora to bo-
man society.    Therefore,   wo claim
tha pnblle and tbo eoosmisolty, (os *♦•
half of mnale and sdoneo of
aa yon have en behalf of apart!
ovor. tbo psbHc em* tbo smimh
pit otWnnin bare given moot IflWfBllr.
bat ha va tbey dvea aoWy for aaortt
la tbora lobe no recognition fromanob
tfmWMf We ronpaetf-nltr Invite tbo
pnbltt and bn«ta*M paoo^t of Pernio
ha r.lto give tbelr veraloa en Ills point, ss
with ttm dnfm laat a« grant « rtsht ttem
each aoerate aa Football. Haaofeotl and
latroaao. (fare ent of tbo three aaao-
ctetlene wafttto-nod have taeotved fair
.patronage in all tbo aports, nnd tf thatr
temm alons another football •amo,
namely *«ab*. mi why not, then wt
will bear a greater rry thai tbor mw*
aot effort tbe mostf tm mmUe or
bands
.This was the cry of the Fernie Athletic Association towards our band-vbut
we_rflgaid^Msji&.a_biuffjind^believo-
the Italian bandsmen have been paid
for their services.
Tbe question was asked of Fire Chief
McDougall, as to whether or not he
was acting indiscreetly, being a publicly paid official, acting president for
tho Fertile Athletic Association, also
being Secretary-ZTreasurer for tbe Italian Band, end whether through such a
position he was llikely to discriminate
between the.two bands. Tbe chief
of course, thought not as he thought he
could act square. Yet tbe chief goea
to the council meeting, boosting the
claims of tbe Italian Band against the
claim ot tbe English fynd for a share
of the grant, (which reminds me of
what iMother iMalaprqp aald in Pickwick: "It's all very well to diasetnble
your love; btxt why dtd you kick me
down stairs." And generally speaking
this seems to be the attitude shown towards the English-speaking band. Wa
bave to remember that both on tho
May Day Sports and July lot, which
events arc moat liberally supported by
tho public and hualnesa people of
Fernie, our band did not receive a five-
cent piece. We do not think the pub-
He or bualness people will regard this
aa Just treatment, and ao far as thi
Fernie Athletic Association Is concerned tbelr attitude towards ua wae that
of offering us a stone when we naked
forhread.
A brief outline of our posHkm will
not bo out of plaoe: Our baadmaaUr
explained before the Council mee'.log
thnt half the Instruments wa possessed
were of different make, and eould not
possibly harmonise, and that If we
wars to make a good hand It was imperative <we should have .better Instruments, ft la not necesaary to relate
what wna done tt the City CouncH, bnt
we certainly did rely on setting nn en-
sagemsnt at one of the sport* events
bold In Fornli. Of Ibo amount paid
for auoh narricea no -player would have
rocolved one cent, but tbe whole pm*
coeds would havo gone to the new Instrument fund.
We realised tbst we bad to raly chief
ty m owr own efforta, beset determlt*
ed to send for aerta taatrnmente, costing $426. (Three of these Inttrwmesta
bave landed In Ptrnta thit wonk, whta
the other four wat -shortly fallow. This
means that for tha nett six months we
have oloee on |4#.oS a month to find.
•w tim «*«*.-« vi *Smm mt s*t*u >HKn»aiSli mt
Jut rcfuniii* u> |ffla„v aD fl^- Tw ^iJii^
at the bidding of the ramie Athletic
Aaaoatatleif We nab ter a flair fMt
•ii so favora. We bave given onr
aervtoee on tbe avenue, at fanerata,
"•i~,iS,^..n-^*ri. Itht-i MtMt. ItMf* ■#*■»
He three of onr eoMeu taavtag tbe
oamp. So fir tbe tend bas set toon
is tract ice twelve anntba, aad ooder
the etrctimetaneee are daJm tbst onr
sfforta bare bees erndltable. AU we
•nk le tbe aame uppuitsnWy that tlm
•Cher bead bas bid, and nttfe tm "pm
feeeer we vfN dtoeomrae to* at r-taari-r
mnale at tbiy.
Tbaaklag yot laentkisntlen of pot-
Hetty,
tmtmmmtr oosmirrw
fbrsto-Omt Creek lteetater fland.
Ce;»ttaf<«B ha
system, hut depend on ft, capitalist!
are not loans* Tbelr sntso to grab,
and grab deep. At prasast they bold
tbe whip band, bnt net for lent -.•4-meniMivyi ;•
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,B. C, JULY 18,1914
PAGE THREE
Ad'
J08EPH    HICKS
Barrister and Solicitor
Notary Public
MACLEOD Box 7     .   ALBERTA
Vi-stts BeUevuo on the 14th. of each
month
JOSEPH    HICKS'
Advokat
Verejny Notar
MACLEOD Box 7 ALBERTA
Naottvwe Betiovue ne 14 kafidy mesas
KINGS HOTEL
Bar supplied with the x best Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
DINING ROOM IN CONNECTION
OR.  JOHN   BARBER,   DENTIST
Office: Above Bleasdell's Drug Store
Phone 121
Residence: 2i Victoria Avenue
FERNIE       -       •       •       •       B. C.
ALEXANDER MACNEIL
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary, etc.
Offices: Eckstein Building,
Fornle, B.C.
W. MILLS,
Prop
Livery
Feed
and Sale Stables
AGREEMENT
Entered into between
District No. 18, of the   United  Mineworkers
of America, ofthe first part and
Brazeau Collieries, Limited, of the second part sIE^|sT::::::::::::lS
Blacksmiths „  , 10
Blacksmiths' Helpers   10
Carpenters    10
Carpenters' Helpers  10
Power House Engineers  12
Power House Engineers    8
Fan Men  ,  12
Hoisting Engineers       S
Hoisting Engineers    10
Hoisting Engineers    12
Tail Rope Engineers «...   8
Tail  Hope  Engineers  lo
Endless Rope Engineers  10
Box Car Loader Engineers 10
Tipple Engineers  '  10
F. C. Lawe
Alex. I. Fisher
LAWE A FISHER
ATTORNEYS
Fernie, B, C.
ROYAL
HOTEL
FBRNIB
Bar Unexcolled
AU White Help
Everything,
Op-to-date
Call in and
see os once
First class Horses for Sale.
Buys Horses on Commlalon
George Barton    Phone 78
JOHI PODBIBLANOIK. Prop.
We Arc Ready to Scratch
off yonr bill any item of lumber not
found just aB we represented. There
Is no hocus pocus ln
This Lumber Business
When you vast Bpruce we do not
send you hemlock. When you huy
first-class lumber we don't slip ln a
lot of culls. Those wbo buy once from
us always eome again. Those who
have not yet made our acquaintance
are taking; chances they wouldn't encounter if they bought their lumber
here.
KENNEDY & MANGAN
— Dealers In —
Lumber, Lath, 8hlngles, 8ash and
Doors. SPECIALTIES—Mouldlnfli,
Turnings, Brackets, and Detail Work
OFFICE AND YARD—McPherson ave.
Opposite O. N. Depot P.O. Box 22,
Phone 23.
Steam Heated Throughout
Electric Lighted
THE KING EDWARD HOTEL
J. L. GATES, Proprietor
Fernie, B.C.
The Leading Commercial Hotel of the City
L
Rates *f2.S0 per day
With Private Bath f3.00
\
Fire Proof Sample
Rooms in Connection
the WALDORF
Mrs. S. Jennings, Prop.
L. A. Mills, Manager
Excellent Cuisine — American and
European Plan — Electric Light —
Hot & Cold Water—Sample Rooms
Phones—Special Rates by the month
Baropssa Wis Istm Ista
W&aadUpwsrdi
Aigsriesa Pisa Ratss
$2.00 psr Day
mm Bellevue Hotel
OOMMIROIAL   HOU8I
teat AeeemmeSatle* In tha
Up-toDats — Ivery   Cenvenleiwe^-
Smallest Cuitts*.
SOITASL1 PON  LAOllS ANC tttNTLSMIH
4a A. CALfcA*, fr+9.
fcfctXfcVOfc, Alta.
r
: Napanee Hotel
tmOtlt NEW KANAOEMBNT
THE MOST UP.TOOATE HOTEL IN THE CITY
Stesai Hsattd-Hot aatf CoM Water
Lacat and Long Distaoce Telepboae
to*tffrt rs<Mi**8Mnsla Jt^MMWi—Bett
Brtad Uqsort sad Ogsit.
IT IS MUTUALLY UNDERSTOOD AND
AGREED that tbe following conditions and
rates shall govern, tbe parties hereto, for a
period ending March tihe thirty-first, 19*15, and
that the parties hereto will meet in conference
thirty days prior to the expiration of this agreement, to discusa a renewal thereof.
Management of the Mine:
The right to hire and discharge, the management of the mine, and the direction of the.
working forces, are vested exclusively in the
-Company, and the United Mine Workers of
America shall not abridge this right.
Open Shop:
It is distinctly understood and agreed between the parties, that there is to be no discrimination on the part of the Companies
against Union men, or on the part ol the Union
men against non-union men employed.
Settlement of Disputes:
(a) In case any disputes or grievances arise
under this Agreement, whether the dispute or
grievance is claimed to have arisen by the
Company, or any person or persons employed,
or by the men as a whole, then the parties
shall endeavor to settle the matter as hereinafter provided. iBut 'before any grievances
or disputes shall .be submitted to the Pit -Committee, the person or persons affected shall
endeavor by personal application to the Pit
Boss, Overman, or Foreman in charge of the
work where the dispute arises to settle the
matter, and in the event of them agreeing,
their decision shall be final.
(b) In case of any dispute arising, and failure to agree between the Pit Boss, Overman or
Foreman in charge of the work where the dispute arises, and any employee, the Pit Committee aad Mine Superintendent, or .Mine -Manager, shall endeavor to settle the matter, and
if they agree, their decision shall be final.
(c) In the event of the failure of the Pit
Committee, and the .Mine Superintendent, or
Mine Manager, to settle any dispute so referred
to them, as well as in the event of other disputes arising, the matter in dispute shall be
referred', In writing, to the Consulting Engineer or Vice-President of the Company, and
the Officers of District No, 18, United Mine
Workers of America, for settlement, and if
they agree, their decision shall be final.
Od) In the meantime, and in all cases while
disputes are 'being investigated and settled, the
miners, mine laborers, and all other parties
involved, .must continue to work pending investigation, and until final decision has been
readied, tout where one or more 'miners, or
-mine laborers, ias or have been discharged
iby the Company, he or they shall not remain in
the employ of the company while his or their
case ls being' investigated and settled.
If the claim be made within five days, where
a man or men has or have been unjustly discharged, the case shall he dealt with according to this article, and if It Is proven that he
or they have .been unjustly dealt with, he or
they shall be reln&tateiL- _JLiL,clalm-is,made	
for compensation for time lost, ln cases where
reinstatement has followed, It shall be left to
an official of the Company and an Officer of
District No. 18, United Mine Workers of
America, to decide what amount (if any) is
to he paid.
(e)   Any breach of this agreement, |}y any
of the parties hereto, is not to void the said
agreement, hut the same is to continue in full
force and effect.
Duties of Pit Committee:
The Pit committee shall be a committee of
three ln each colliery or other plant, selected
by the employees working at such colliery or
other plant, from among their own number, except one member may be a checkweighman, or
an officer of the Local Union, not necessarily
an employee of the Company. This mem cr
must previously have been selected as chp-k-
weighman or officer from amongst the em-
i ployees of the aforesaid colliery; due notice
of such selection, properly certified In writing,
shall be given to the Company.
The duties of the Pit Committee 'shall be
confined to the settlement of disputes between
the Pit Boss and any employee working In and
around the mines, arising out of this agreement, and all agreements made In connection
therewith, the Pit Boss or Foreman, and men
or man having failed to agree,
The Pit Committee fn discharge of Its duties,
shall under no circumstances go around the
mine, for any cause whatever, unless called
upon by the llltie Manager or Pit Boss, or bv
a miner or dayman, who may have a grievance,
which ho has tried to and cannot settle with
the boss.
Members of the Pit Commltteo, employed as
day men, shall not leave their placet of duty
during working hours, except hy permission
of the Pit Boss or Foreman, or in eases Involving stoppage of the mine.
New Work:
Whenever any new work arises, a price for
which haa not been provided for In this agreement, on the request of the Company, or the
minora, an Official of the Company and an
Official of District No. 18. Unlled Mine Work-
ers of America, shall meet within thirty daya
after the ssld miue** and strung* s yrlre
Fnlllng to agree upon a price, an Independent
Chairman shall be called In, as provided for
in Claus fi of "Settlement of Disputes," and
their decision shall he final.
In making ihe prices for new work, the
committee shall he governed hy existing prices
In the aame mine, or other mines In the neighborhood.
Meantime, If tba work la continued until
such price bas bean arranged, all men shall be
paid on tha dsy was* scale,
Employees Net Under JurisSletlon:
All employees connected witb the -manst*-
ment ef the mlna ara not to he under the Jurisdiction of the United Mine Worker of America, or he memlhers thereof, and shall include
tha following:
Mine Manager or Superintendent, Overman
or Assistant Overman, Pit Bosses, Kin* tlio****,
Boss Driver. Stable Boss, Master Mechanic.
Kieotrielaaa, Watchman, Head Carpenter, H»-iwl
Blacksmith, Tlppf* or 'Breaker Foreman, and
all other Foremen, Loader Boss, Night Watchman, Time Keepers, Coal Inspector* and Head
Lampraen,
Canatrveti'Mi and txtanal*** Repairs:
ft tr ft***** tt,*,. 9tt 9?-~ "■.'A';,      „ y,
II meats and extensive rwpair*. ar* wot ini-iwtM
J iia Ua jtm«tHKtos of Uie Uaktad Mia* Workers
The areetloa ot head ttemm, HppUt.. bnob-
era, waahera, btlMlan, acaJos, machinery, railroad tracks aad awftehee. ate., neeemry for
-the e-wapltlow ot the itinnt. sll t-wfar in tb*
aatara ot aoaetwatioa work aad «at«a*tv» repair*, or ratalMtat of tte same class of <work,
are to be considered as Improvements aad extensive repairs, aad tho ompteyeos thereon are
to be excluded ss above, when employed oa
■neb. wotfe oaly.
I|a|aJ|     Mkau|^^y|<Aaju|*><y|| m
V"^W -IMMI^Hnl^WMIw
tbo Ceotmoj nemo to mnk* ttednfttona
from llama waawa for UaMm da**, lor sue*
SSWBSt as thay have daftsfta orders for frow
tha MWWaaia, with apeetfM aam at limit
1
Penalty for Absence From Work
Wihen any employee absents himself from his
work for a period of two days, unless through
sickness, or by first having properly arranged
with the Pit Boss or Foreman, and obtained
his consent, he may be discharged. All employees wihose absence would cause any stoppage of work, must, before absenting themselves, properly arrange with or notify the Pit
Boss or Foreman, for or of their absence, otherwise they may be discharged. Any employee
iwho habitually, to the extent of five days per
month, absents himself from work, may be discharged.
Penalty for Stoppage of Work
If uny employee or employees shall cause a
stoppage of work In violation of this agreement, he or they shall be. subject to discharge
by the Company wtlhout recourse.
Checkweighman:
The Company will grant the right to the miners to employ checkweighers, and will grant tiie
said checkweighers every facility to enable
them to render a correct account of all coal
weighed, and will allow the cars to be tared
from time to time, and the machine to be
properly tested from time to time, and will
deduct 'from the .wages of all contract miners,
sucrt amounts as may be designated from time
to time, and will pay over the same to the
checlcweigher or checkweighers.
Preference of Employment:
In case an employee ls thrown out or employment, unless discharged, he shall be given
preference over new men in other mines In the
same camp, operated by the Company.
Delivery of Timber:
In accordance witb the Coal 'Mines Regulation Acts of Alberta, the Company will at all
times deliver an adequate supply of suitable
timber, rails, ties, planks and sheet iron, at
the nearest cross-cut to the face of all raise
workings, and in places where the regular pit
cars go to the working face, without being
handled by the miner, they shall be delivered
on the cars to the working face; in other
places across the pitch, the timber, rails, ties,
planks and sheet iron wil! be delivered at the
mouth of the room.
Store:
It shall be understood and agreed that the
employees shall be at perfect liberty to purchase goods wherever they may choose to do
so.
Holidays:
The following days only shall be observed
as holidays:
New Year's Day,
May First,
Victoria Day,
Dominion Day,
Labor Day,
Thanksgiving Day,
District and International Election Day,
Christmas Day.
Funerals:
In the event of an Instantaneous-death by_ai .
accident in the mine or outside the mine, the
miners underground and all other employees,
except in the seam where the accident occurred, Bball continue to work till the day of
the funeral, when it Is optional with them
whether they shall work or not.
Sub-Contracting
No sub-contracting shall he allowed in any
mine, operated by the Company.
Employees to Care for Mine:
In case of either local or general supenslon
of mining, either at the expiration of this agreement or otherwise, the Engineers, Firemen and
Pumpmen shall not suspend work, hut shall,
when mining is suspended, fully protect all
the Company's property under tbelr care, and
operate fans and pumps, and lower and hoist
such men and supplies as may be required to
protect the Company's property, and any and
all coal required to keep up steam at the company's plant, hut tt Is understood and agreed
that the Company will not ask them to hoist
any coal for sale on the market.
8lnq.lt Shift!
The single shift system ln rooms and pillars
shall ba adhered to as far as practicable.
Wet Places:
A working place In the mine, where water
drops from tho roofs in quantities sufficient
to wet a man's clothing, or where standing
water Is sufficient to wet a man's clothing
u-hove his knees, shall be considered a wet
place; a place where the use of gum boots
wtll keep a man's feet dry, shall not be considered u net place.
Rock Miners:
Where a man Is continuously engaged on
rock work, where hammer and steel are used,
he shall he considered a rock miner, and paid
rock-miners- wages.
If an air drill Is used, the driller shall be
paid machine runners' wages, and the helper
paid machine runners' helpers' wages; the
other men engaged shall he classed as miners
or laborers, as may be.
When a man Is engaged on work In both
rock and coal, If the amount of rock is greater
than the amount of coal, he shall be classed
as a rock miner, and where the amount of coal
in *rr«»»t<»r Ihan the nmount of rook, be »hal!
toe classed as a coal miner.
Brushing:
Wh»»n « mnn l» entsgwl ou continuous brti<b-
Ing, either top or bottom, using the usual
drills and tools, he shall be classed aa a coal
miner; tf tbe brushing fa done by hsmnwr
and steel, he shall be ciaased aa a rock miner.
Timbermen taking out rock while mg**j*d in
^'timbering or repairing, shall not be classed
aa rock miners.
Retirement:
VVh*r# sny employ*** h»» drawn his time be-
turn th« regular pay day, b«* thereby sever* his
connection With the Company, nnd snv alleged
grievance Jj-p may have cow* to he a iiuftstlon
for ronsldrrstlon and*r thit arr^wm.
Pay Day:
Ml wage* *nrn*<1 by any person or persons
-»«if>iA)*d ia or about tb* mtat-s from ibe first
«t#y to tk* fifteenth day of rath a,s«.:h. both
daya inclusive, aball ba paid on tb* first Saturday of tbe folio* In* month, snd aii waa**
earned from the shteenth day to tb*; last day
of enth month, both days iii-rlunUf, *»h*il In*
paid on the third Saturday of the following
month.
Provided tmer**** that t* tba, •«»-* *■»«■«• i»
third Saturday of aay moat* ta a boitday. tt."
"MIA'*"*   *>. J .-.-i'.U   -.'.   *..v.<*   .).*.».W±)    iviAn   it*i   r.tt
m tke Friday next pretxdlnm a-wrh Saiarday.
Any employe* dertrtag to liave tb* eervit**
of tbo compaay, oa hi* r*|o**t„ shall be paid
alt money dat aim within two daya after his
«t«ppftft* of work.
Engin
Locomotive Switchmen    10
Fireman       8
Fireman  12
Fireman's Helper   10
Railway Car Handler  10
Tipple Dumper (men)  10
■Tipple DumpeT's Helpers  10
Tipple Dumper (boy)  10
Top Cagers     10
Car Repairer   10
Car Repairer's Helper  10
Breaker Engineer     10
Fan Fireman   12
Lampman   (depending  upon number
of lamps and skill of man)    S
3.85
2.90
3.85
2.90
3.85
3.40
2.90
3.20
3.78
4.40
3.63
3.85
3.30
3.40
3.40
2.65
3.40
3.00
2.89
3.85
2.65
2.60
2.S9
2.64
1.65
2.64
3.40
2.90
3.40
3.40
2.47
to 2.89
Lampman   ^depending upon  number
of lamps aud skill of man)  12     2.47
to 3.40
Machinists     lu     3.40
to 3.85
Machinists'  Helpers     10     2.'.w'
Ashman     10     2.50
Ashman  12     2.S!)
Wiper (man)   12     2.89
Coupler   (man)  10     2.-17
Coupler  (boy)  10     1.65
Breaker Oiler    11     2.89
Washer or Tippler Oiler  11     2.S!>
Breaker Picker  Boss  10     2.89
Timber Framer    10     3.40
Timber Sawyer   10     2.64
Hox Car Shoveler  1Q     2.89
Breaker Platform .Boss  IG     2.89
Breaker Platform 'Men  10     2.60
Breaker Screen Men  10     2.47
Rock Bank (Men 10     2.47
Dirt 'Bank >Men  10     2.47
Finisher after 'Box Car Loader  10     2.47
AH other Outside Labor  10     2.47
INSIDE WAGES
Per
Day
$3.30
3.30
2.75
3.30
2.75
3.30
2.75
3.05
2.75
3.05
2.75
3.03
3.30
3.50
2.75
1.65
1.37
to 1,65
L10
3.03
3.30
2.75
2.75
2.75
3.30
75
Occupation Hours
Shotllghter     8
Brattlcemen     8
Brattice Men's Helper  8
Timbermen    8
Timbermen's Helper   8
Tracklayers   8
Tracklayers* Helper  8
'Motormen  8
'Motormen's Helper   8
Locomotive Engineers   8
Locomotive Switchmen    8
Drivers    :.. 8
Drivers (wet places)  8 •
Drivers (spike team)  8
Couplers (men)  8
Couplers  (boys)  8
Switch Boys   8
Door Soys  8
Rope Riders  * 8
Alain and Tail Rope Riders  8
Pushers   I 8
Buckers ...:  8
Loaders    8
Miners    8
Rock Miners   8
Tim*eLHftndLeLS__^-"-—--— ^ 8„
3.
laborers  8
Cagers, slope and incline  8
Cagers, shaft   8
iMachlnemen     8
Machlnemen's Helper   8
Pumpmen   8
Holstmen  8
«*f-«'-» .•»«•,-?:*
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■AflSi
JLE WINTERS, lift.
rt Is SdfMd that HUirict No It, twined Miner* of America, win aet ta aay »ay t*atn
or tateffet* wlt*i th* marketing of coal io err
rnnm. Una or corporatfoa.
Torn of Carat
tlw Compaay shall, aa far aa ttrmmhl*.
supply ahch aad every arta#r with as #n*»l
fitrtt nf mtn.
Os all Oampaay mark tte Caauasr *bali nm
tdwy nwtb etaa* «f tnm m th* wwIt r*onhf*^
aai at tte tat* af waaws provtd*d fer \e
y.t
•fie
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fwe to de-dsct aad
say to tte iamwtaii friaasui af tmet rata*
Ha. ....» w. tt. at, et Am from etf asiatsi*.
firoo. emit* ko tuetAb %lbJbb, or tmb Umm
maaast ao em tm -tmmomm by tte "
tary. "^^
OUTSIOt WA«ES
Bottom Mas .......
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<kr ORwt ftefrt
IfcAr Hoy* -
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Hoars Ooy
IS •$*»
2.75
2.75
3.30
3,75
3.30
2.75
3.03
to 3.30
Drivers  (boys).    g    1.65
to 2.75
Grlppers    8    2.75
Grippers  (boys).,    8    1.65
to 2.75
Pipe Fitters' Helpers    8    2.75
Pick Carriers     8    1.37
to 2.75
Clutchmen     8    3.30
Roller-men    8    2.75
CONTRACT PRICES
Seam Ne. 2
Main Entry:
55 cents per gross ton of coal of 3240 pounds.
Yardage:
$1.50 per lineal yard.
Timbering:
Collar to be 12 ft .between notches, price pet-
set of three pieces, at least 12 In, thick, with
suitable lagging, $3.00.
Cap Reek:
To be gobbed and paid for at the rate of 5-6
centa per inch in thickness per foot, In width,
per lineal yard.
Water Level, Counter Laval, Slants and Main
Airway
Ceal:
55 cents per gross ton.
Yardage:
11.5(5 per lineal yard.
Timbering:
Collar to be Ifl ft. between notches, price per
pet of three pl-ecu at U»»st 10 in, (hick, with
suitable lagging. 11.0ft.
Cap Rock:
Samo as above.
Cross Cuts and Companion Airway*
Ceal:
SS ei*ntM per gross ton.
Yardage:
firt fcnfi* p#>r HriMt y-in!     tf f*"> 'r-nir'V <■•■«■
reed* SO ft. sn e*»ra 20 wnts per yard to be
i>ttWl  for ficeediog distance.    Minimum di*
mt-i.slcn-*, If!, by « ft.
Timbering:
When set of timber required, prk* p*r *et of
thr** places to be U.M.
Cap Reck:
Sam*' «» above
Room*
Ceal:
.',:, rrntr, per «ro»» ton of 2210 pounds.
Timbering:
Collar tu be IS ft. long, witb two aide props
and n:sr»* \ita\i suitably tacgwl.
fl m xmt aet * ta * In-rh** dlamettr.
Us::, |wr set I io io Inches diameter.
♦l.Vi p*r *<*t 10 to If Inch** diameter
lt,ir»A-'...3t 2*. *<6t» s*r ml tv; fun* ;*«,.
lB«4i#.» Incr****** In diameter.    H*troml rrntr*
prop *fi«l Jagging lo bo p«J4 *'* .» c«gu i»t
foot* mr po*t*
Cap week nr tttnw Slat*:
fl* h» g«bt>#d between centre props and paid
for at Ml -wit* per Inch In tbWtn««i<» par tmt
lw wMth ik' l->M-*->' yatd.
lobUtnto:
uy it*.a, tw tr** gwO-tfcm 4k*i«« l«*.«i tet *i tit**
*«>**««, -«,f If   ,.,r*  .,, r if,,*, Xr*.  'Si'tXii-     ,;■( r 'l.u*
ta wVtth per llnoal yard,
Propa io Wintot
Tb. te net * ft. rte-itt*, wltfc <aj» $-U*t. i1%t*
laeladod Is toaaaa* price.) etk*r* etttn props
an* reqalrad they wilt te paid for at tte rate
fit *ti»*# ***•• -wr • >*>■*»♦ foea
McOtttty:
For each Has* tte IfcGtaty l» moved aad
property ttt, tk* Company *tn pay $3.00 The
sMilaram itmntt** it shall te mov-ed I* II f«*t
Track Laying:
Tte »»ttci ia room a#tk to te laid by tb*
<f-fl*Bpeay. farther la. tk* miners will lay
ttelr ewa tmrbn at th* prkw nt 1% e#»t» par
list-al yard aad per track, or 30 *t*au mt llemtl
yard aad per dooil* Uftrttat. Tte *teft t«m-
,*ji-Ai> U4i.*k** Ui tut UmI df** *d *J*atn*.
Ornwtm Pmotnt
M>'c-**ts em gjwas lea of Silk pooada.
Tl«S«rtnt:
Twmn  prwild»d wna cap ft***, prist aa
For cogs 4 feet square, 22 cents per ft. in
height.
For larger cogs, one cent per square foot of
area and per foot of height.
Bridge Sticks:
Minimum   length   to   be   10   feet  between
notches.   The thickness to be not less than 10
inches.   Price per set of three pieces, ?2.00.
Seam No. 3
Main Entry
Coal:
55 cents per gross ton.
Yardage:
$1.50 per lineal yard.
Timbering:
Collar to toe 12 feet between notches, pries
per set of three pieces at least 12 inches thick
with suitable lagging, $2.90, when the legs do
not exceed 10 feet in height; 20 cents extra
per sent per foot of height over 10 feet. Iu
case of abnormal conditions price to be arranged.
Wateer Level, Counter Level, Slants and Main
Airway
Coal:
55 cents per gross ton.
Yardage:
$1.50 per lineal yard.
Timbering:
Collar to be 10 feet between notches, prico
per  set  of  three   pieces  at   least   10  inches
thick, with suitable lagging,   to   be   $1.00,   If
height of posts not over 10 feet; 20 cents extra
per set per foot of height over 10 feet.
Cross Cuts and Companion Airways
Sa:n<j price as in Seam N'o. 2.
Rooms
Coal:
55 cents per gross ton.
Timbering:
Collar to be from 12 to U» feet long, with two
side posts and a center post ami to be suitably
lagged. Sizes and prices same as in No. 2
Seam. An extra 10 cents por foot to be paid
for every foot over ten feet, when longer posts
have to be used.
McGlnty:
Same as in No. 2 Seam.
Tracklaying:
Same as in No. 2 Seam.
Drawing Pillars
Coal:
50 cents per gross ton.   The coal to be taken
out ou the full thickness of the seam.
Timbering:
Posts and cap pieces: Conditions and prices
the same as in N'o. 2 Seam.
Bridge Sticks:
Same sizes and prices as in N'o. 2 Seam; 20
cents extra per set per foot of height over 10
feet.
Tracklaying:
Except in the rooms, the tracks will be laid
by the Company.   Bach place will be provided
with a pair of temporary tracks, to be laid
by the miners without charge.
Pushing In Levels:
The cars to be pushed to a distance note exceeding 75 feet, if this distance of 75 feet
is exceeded, the yardage price to be increased
by 20 cents per yard for the exceeding distance.
In Rooms
The cars to be delivered by the miners at
the bottom of the room, the hanging on and the
removal of the full cars being done by the
Company. In the rooms less than 80 feet in
length from level, the miners to put in their
own cars If necessary.
Brushing:
The prices for brushing in stone to be arranged according to conditions and thickness
of rock.
Forepollng:
Where forepollng Is required, the price to be
arranged according to conditions.	
—MtNER8-TA"K¥irTO"T)"0"C0MPARY~W0WR
Tbe Company snail pay the sum of three dollars and thirty cents ($3.30) per day for all the
miners taken from contract work to do company work.
In wet places an additional SO cents per day.
Abnormal Conditions In Working Places:
An abnormal condition shall be considered
where a seam ls faulty or thins out, or becomes
so hard that a man cannot earn a fair day's
wage. When abnormal conditions arise, such
as rock work, faulted coal or pinched coal, such
places shall be ipald for by day's pay or special
contract, until normal conditions .prevail.
Dockage:
The dirt, or slate, or othor Impurities picked
from coal going over picking tables or screens
shall be weighed for a period of 12 working
days. -Prom this method of weighing, Uie average weight of waste contained In each mine
car will be determined, and form a basis of deductions per car in favor of tbe Company, or,
in other iwords, presuming that tbe average
dirt taken from each car equals 17 pounds,
then the Company will have the right to deduct from thn weight of each pit car 12 pounds,
to compensate them for hauling and handling
of waste. If the average of waste In each car
does not exceed 5 pounds per car. there will
be no deductions made for waste, the r» pound*
per car being considered a reasonable allow*
an co per car for slate or waste.the miner or
loader cannot consistently pick out from the
different kinds of coal.
If the average weight of dirt in «*ich car exceeds 17 pounds, or runs bcloti- 17 pounds, tho
difference between the actual a vera,** weight
of dirt In each car and the 5 pounds per ear
allowance shall form the basis of allowance for
waste.
It is further understood that this system of
weighing tbt* nx'ernn* dirt *Mit out In -mich car
may b« cheeked, at -either request of the miners
or tbo Company at any time during tke life
of this BKrc-Kmpnt,
inurth^r, should tbe dirty coal or slate sent
out by the miners ex*c«*ed the allowance abovn
speclflHl. the following system of finim to prevail: Pint offense. 50 pounds of nwk or slato,
warning and fin*» of IW> pounds nf real After
xb* ttrst oittenm, «.'» pound* reck tw *lar<- shall
be firwwl 2«0 pound* of rosil: ** pounds rook or
tiliUi* *h*H hi* t\et*A t^> t»o<iM» nt it*t*t.ae*ilt*n
pounds rock or ov*r »h»ll tw fin-H all *h»* coal
in thi" c»r and Habit* to discharge
Tb«» \\>lghman »b»ll «!*»• tbe tlm warning
and keep rwonl uf utu-ntton, *n«l i*n«trx ib«-m
dally to the Mtn* Manager.
The mon«*> coming from thi* »pe*ciai list ot
tinet tetter f|.t1u<ting the actual welgbt of
ro-rkt shall tm epplitd to pnnMin* prise* for
minor* ¥ponn or to the entertaining of »in#*f**
I'hildrt.'ii.
Coal to aenpk,.***. nm of mln#, d*liv-
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a a * tr Own
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t-^L—. ik-K, *uuk^A mr^m
Tt» Wm IIIIWI mfm
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For eat* S feot aaaar*. it eeat* per ft. I*
Ssf.Hs'foa *»fi turn-i', i*-t s-iOti'T,, jar **.,, u
hoiiM-             .  I,«S
Kt«»«rlc light, fwr montl-1, fnr Mrh  H
i* i*. untt. ,  ...*,. — .*. ,*•**
Watb-fcHM*. pr month  !.*'»
Towl •harpD'tUn*, per month  ,.'*«
Hma* mm*. p*r month, for i-tmm«4 em*
tage          *        * Irt.CW
J'loclur, per moat It   IM
And otter hn*f»fwl bn* ht*ntt ma'atl-pif * 1 ""
ftfe-rtrtr Artotiaitira. 0 tent, arnrk, .., ..*«*
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atftlrb tb* Comply will taVi* h»<k v. vaHaMnn
when they leave.
Note:
Ther* nre to be no f hsrg-e* for wasbhoo**.
•ntwfrl-- llgW or mnt*r wntil tilth nr* installed.
w>*»»-
In plarea wber* w*t*t la roatlaiMM*iy drip-
plat tmm the rwvf in wli <ji*int^ %a to aaf
iintr* <;b* worfcmwr* clotbln*. th» Cn«»*ny «tl|
proa 14* olUkln*. VSmptoyetm er* to bn r*epoo-
$tU* tor ail oiltkla* dkamld tbey felt t* r*-
torn amm* em intMIng, the prtc* of oll*tta* wilt
Sf ii#d*H*4 tttm th*ir wage*.
fv wrrtpam yiiimyrw tk* jm-*** b.*rito
kaa* b**r***<« **t tb* h*»d* of thvtr proper
tmtm, tm mnt day «f J-afy.lft*
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PAGE FOUR
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FEENIE.B. C, JULY 18,1914
Published every Thursday evening at its office,
Pellatt Avenue, Fernie, B. C. Subscription $1.00
per year in advance. An excellent advertising
medium. Largest circulation in the District. Advertising rates on application. Up-to-date facilities
for the execution of all kinds of book, job and
color work. Mail orders receive special attention
Address all communications to tbe District Ledger
F. H. NEWNHAM, Editor-Manager.
Telephone No. 48       Post Office Box No. 380
RECKLESS WASTE!
/
Thore are those individunls whose conception oL'
waste ancl thrftlessuess is something confined solely to the working class. The veneration with which
they regard the efforts of the capitalist is nothing
short of nauseating, while they will look upon every effort of the worker as doomed to failure,
flwiniing thfvt they lack the executive ability (!) to
cany out any enterprise that involves the expenditure of capital, although they are willing to concede
them the ability to expend their labor power.
Should the worker undertake to run a paper or a
store and prove unsuccessful, the wise know-alls
will shake their heads and inform you that "they
expected it." If successful, these pessimists are
"as liberal with their excuses for such success. The
most successful veriture of the worker' today is his
union, although many are disagreed and would
abolish or reform same.
In this short review, however, we wish to Ldeal
with some ofthe successes (?) of capitalism. The
Hosmer mines have been closed down; the mine-
workers have lost a job and in many cases a home;
the tradespeople have a number of fine business
establishments that they will willingly dispose of
to any person foolish enough to purchase, while the
C. P. R. has left a monument to their energy and
enterprise in the shape of a plant worth some
three million dollars. A deal of labor has been
expended, much money has been circulated (not
because tho C. P. R. particularly loves the mine-
workers or the residents of that town, but because
they thought they could make it pny). and now
-thtr^hole^bni-rinessHsHeftTH^
men who thought they could get enough coal, and
get it in sufficient .quantities, to make the venture
■profitable."
The railway people liave been very busy explaining the reason why the mines were shut down, and
it is passing strange bow lightly the "Builders of
Oiinnda" can dismiss tite matter. Those who were
so foolish ns to think that the C. P. R. meant to lose
money, even in building the country, now realize
that the railroad company has told them to go
and investigate the temperature of Hades. Of
course they nre sorry for the inconvenience ('1
caused those who havo invested thoir money, but
really "the townsite is not situate on C. P. R. property." So the tradespeople must grin nud hear it.
while if sympathy is of any use the railway authorities will, no doubt, ship it in by the carload.
So far as the worker is concerned, it does not
laalter a whole lot if the company did start in at
the wrong end, if they had a down mmm of haul-
init ttnd handling Ihe coal, aixl e1iom< to build a
scenic railway around the mountain, be nuwl eon.
sole himself with thc fact that this hn« provided
a whole lot of work and Ito Kaa linen paid for same,
fctill :t is na nwfnl himl hit for the concern tlmt
"iihH«»" Canada!
In the daily papers we nol ice that another mil*
road company in the eaat has been ejoying considerable notorloly. via., the Xew TIaveti Railroad.
Suit* Involving nome two hnndrwl and fifty million* of dollar* may be inst fluted, nnd the public is
promised a further insight into the methods of
"rt^tivinH of Muntry, TV Wl<»wJng from tl\t report of (i commission lhat investigatml the rall-
niiid\ nf fairs i« inten'tling:
"Th* N'ew Haven wnployed dummy dirt-flora,
iimnipulateil neemint*. tiaed questionable methods
in increasing its own stock, paid the dividends of
ftitlisidit-tries to make a showing and used many
other devices to diwiv<» ihi» *loekholders and the
puhlie. It dipped into polities, was a factor in 'in-
visible government.* made large campaign roiitri-
billions lo tb«> two doniinntil |K»lilK»nl parlies,
bought officials and  fried  to distort   the public
opinion. -All this it did to carry* out a scheme of
private transportation monopoly, imperial in ite
scope."
Many of us remember the Panama canal scandal
and the millions of dollars and thousands of lives
lost. And when all this had been done, all tbat
was left was a ditch filled with debris and junk.
Labor cannot possibly be blamed for any of the
imsueeesstul veuture, but tlie greed for profits can.
The amount ot waste that our present system is
responsible for can never be estimated, it would be
beyond the grealest economist to form the most conservative estimate.
The worker cannot stop to consider whether the
job is going to pay. for the very simple, reason tlmt
he welcomes anything in the she •■ ..,' ,i job. Were
a man to start, building a gratk n< '"linity Mountain for automobiles, the men emi-i>.\.'d dare not
stop to question whether it is feasible or likely
to prove profitable, they must dig in and get a job.
This is one of the strangest parts of our system today. We are always looking for work! The perT
son who tolls you he loves work is several degrees
worse than tlie well known Biblical character.
It is a safe and sane statement to make, and we
do not hesitate in making it: Individuals do not
like work, for this implies a task—something that
wo are ■ compelled to do. True, there are people
whose surroundings are such that they can look
upon work more or less as a hobby, but directly
this is the case the individual ceases to bc a wages
slave or worker. The gopher does not burrow because he loves to, but because he has to. Those individuals who are forever consoling themselves
with a job and the thought of how much'work the
grcfot .0. P. R. has provided could well afford to consider how much money and labor this corporation,
and others, have wasted. We are so far advanced
scientifically today that we have still to provide
work to live! This is the "incentive*' we frequently hear about when Socialism is mentioned—the
"love of work."
The wreckless waste of the present System in.energy and lives is the greatest rebuke and insult to
an alleged intelligent humanity possible.
The simple life of the beast of the forest is elo-
quent testimony that, after all, we, like them, only
live. All our great achievements of science and art
are nothing if,they do' not permit us to enjoy life.
Yer so highly civilized is, society today that it has
to (inploy sill its great discoveries to hunt forjyork.
The worker uses the train (or track) to hunt a job;
the discoveries of the medical profession to keep on
the job. and the reso\irces of nature to worl: Uie
machinery on the job. He builds granaries and
stores grain—just as the squirrel stores nuts—but
fellow who possesses everything hold the grain
while he starves.
ITe goes to work and builds railroads as the animal makes a trail, but he eannot use the railroad
because he gave them to the men who are his masters. He takes hazardous journeys and discovers
new lands, but he hns^ no land, no country;'no
home. (Those who will-point with pride to the Utile homes owned by the workers in Ferine might
drop off at Hosmer and buy a few homes thnt are
left there by workers who have followed the job.)
Xo. it's not waste, it's ihe greatest insanity that
thinking creatures were ever afflicted with, and
we excuse it and call it "ambition." "incentive."
etc., but after all it is the reckless mandate of our
modern system that compels us to produce for
profit and not for use. The reckless waste of a
reckless system.
THE HILLOREST DISASTER RELIEF FUND
>»e***esee<
United Miue Workers of America, per W.
Onsen, International Sec.-Treas. $1,000.00
District 18, U. M. W. of A  1,000.00
Messrs. Trites-Wood Co., Fernie ,. 1,000,00
W. U. Wilson, Gon. Supt. C. N. Pass Coal
Company     150.00
McClary Manfg, Co., through Tritea-Wood    100.00
100.00
200.00
100.00
10.00
10.00
200 O0
10.00
25.00
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District Ledger	
Coal Creek Club	
Michel Loral, V. M. W. of A	
Mr. and Mrs. .In*, l/wtenster, Corbin	
Taber Liberal Club	
Crow '* XiMit Trading Co 	
Geo. Porenbeeher   	
Knights of Pythias, Coleman	
P. M. Albo, Fernie	
Prank l/»dge Xo. 2, A**oetation of Stat.
r.ngineers ...... ........•>••........
Illadstotte Irfwwl	
Send all contribiilions direct lo District I<edgrr,
and tht>y will lw Mcknoutalged llirotitfli our columns.
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BEAVER  MINES   (Continued)
(Continued from Page Six)
forenoon.     The lightning   came   in
■contact with the electric wires in the
power ihouse and put .the compressor
out of ibuslness tor a time.
'This local will convene nest Sunday
at 3 'p. an. in the 'Lyric Hall for the purpose of electing officers, and other
business. For several months the only
business of importance transacted
here was the question of relieving distress, tout we hope better times are in
store for the camp.
Owing to the scarcity of nickels ih
the town, iboth picture shows were
closed for the past -few -months, but
reopened Saturday, when some good
pictures were shown at both houses.
The entertainment ot the Lyric was
followed 'by a dance which was keut
up untnll midnight, whilst the merry
trinpers regaled themselves with ice
cream and sandwiches.
Por the past three months the town
has ibeen without a butcher ahop,
which was a great disadvantage to
the Inhabitants, as the only source bf
supply in that direction was "what
could ibe purchased from the hotel
management. The want Is about to
be supplied however, as Harry Drew
has rented the butcher's shop and will
open every evening during the week
from six until nine o'clock. Harry
has arranged for a supply; of -prime
young steers and also a supply of fresh
fish, which should prove a great boon
to t$ie Inhabitants of the neighborhood
iMr.-Drew, who is at present lampman
here, was formerly employed by the
41 Market Company at their Pincher
Creek and Coleman stores, and it is
his Intention to supply his customers
with the ibest on the market
About nine o'clock this forenoon,
(Tuesday) a fire which for: a time
threatened to 'wipe out the whole of
Slav town, broke.,wit In a dwelling
house and -bakery ^belonging to Vic
Carmello on the Southeast corner of
Slav town, Beaver Mines. At the
time of the outbreak a strong southwest .wind was blowing, and had It not
ibeen for an army of willing 'workers
•who with pails and buckets kept plying water on the adjacent buildings,
several families would have been
Uomeless. So threatening ifcas the fire
that all the neighbors removed their
belongings to safe quarters, expecting
every moment to see their homes in
flames. As It was, however, the bucket brigade were able to confine fire
to -where it originated. Although Mr.
Ciumello and the three cbiHieu got
safely outside, all thir belongings were
demolished.     Nick, who was formerly
aT:Baker, is~S~preBent^'orking in the
mine here, and was at work when thc
fire broke out. He was for a time
employed ibf the International Coal
and Coke Co. as boiler fireman at
Coleman, Last year the premises
were Insured but tiie policy lapsed last
April, as he was unable to meet the
premium. The total loss would be ill
the negbborhood of $1,000.
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The mines are working steady and
the coal company have put on motor*
for hauling the coal from New No. 3
mine.     ■ <
iMr. and 'Mrs. Jabez Weaver are returning from their visit to tbe Old
Country to their home at Natal.
We are pleated to announce tbat
(Mrs. James Crow is -progressing very
favorably front tbe effects of tbe accident which befell her two weeks ano.
She and two others were driving tn a
rhg nonr Sparwood when they met a
motor c«r lit a dangerous part of tbe
road for/wo to pan. Tbe rig fell
down the embankment, wblch la about
forty feet deep. Fortunately no serious accident happened, although tbe
rig wan muushed up.
Arthur Newton haa been transferred
from the Power Home to New Nd. 3
hoist, Gordon Morton having taken
one of tbe hauling motore.
Mr. Tom (Branch, Mr. and (Mrs. 6am
fttevenaon nnd family, nine Mlti ,f«n-
klnson, boarded the paw-infer on Saturday evening en route for tbe Old
Country on a three months' visit.
The Midtet Juniors meet Fernie on
Saturday next at Michel, and a good
game fe expected. The Juniors are
patting their bett strength on the
field.
A report hae come lo Michel that
Tom Sevada met his-death in.a railway accident on his way to his home
in the Old Country! - He left here
about the 18th of June. ', We are not
aible to' confirm the report,-but it was
received by the coal company a few
days ago.
Silvio Gris, manager of the Opera
•House, is offering a $2.00 prize for iho
one Tirho occupies a seat with a certain nu'm-ber. No one has been fortunate enough to secure the prize yet.
The number is placed on the stake
and sealed up before the show starts.
A dance will take place on Monday
next at 9 p.m. An up-to-date four-
piece orchestra will provide the -music.    Admission 75c.     Ladles free.
A case of appendicitis was ibrought
in from the coal prospect up the Elk
Valley on Monday night.
The coal company are busy repairing the houses that have been unoccupied so long and are tenanted mostly hy people from Hosmer.
The .Michel Band are giving selections on Sunday next at different parts
of the camp. The object -will ibe to
make a collection In aid of the band.
Now, boys, let us show we appreciate
having a good band by making a good
collection.
iThe body of Joseph Oakley was
brought from WlHcrest and interred
in Michel Cemetery. The funeral
took place on Wednesday, July 8th.
The members of the family were the
principal mourners, wlthv a goodly
number of his friends following.
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That the residents of this camp are
apathetic concerning matters that concern the school board, was evidenced
by the very sparse attendance at the
annual meeting held in the school-
house on Saturday morning last. The
meeting commenced at 10.30 a.m., R.
'Billsborough in the chair. fThe sec-
rotary read the minutes of previous
and also special meetings, which after
discusslon»was passed. The auditors'
report was given and accepted. An
Increase of salary was agreed to for
the principal. The question of insurance was raised through a communication received from the superintendent of education and the board ot
trustees were given power to act ln
the matter. The trustees were also
ordered to fix up,the heating arrangements to avoid the complaints of previous winters. George Smith was
re-elected as trustee and Harry'Mlrad
was elected auditor. , The meeting
closed at 12 o'clock.
Dave .Martin, Ed. Coughlan and T.
Martin were seen in the vicinity of
Morrissey Creek "enticing the Salvelin-
us Fontinalls that inhabit the waters.
Dave, who was out for the "pounders" iyas equipped with a special, non-
entangling rod, and succeeded (in the
absence of the bull) in landing a splendid -basket. While we are not in
■possession of the actual number
caught, from the weighty appearance
of .his creel it would be -safe to estimate them by the hundreds. Several
unkind people h^ve remarked that
they believe Dave owns a private hatchery, but the green bas entered the
so'ul of such detractors, and they possess not the skill of David. Messrs.
Buhrer and Schram arrived in the
early hours of the morning at Morrissey Creek and after nearly trampling
two innocent campers to death (or
life) disturbed tbe sweet slumbers of
another camper and his spouse, 'who
were camping al fresco in a democrat.
After nocturnal.Introductions and the
appearance of a generous Thermos
flash the party hiked up the creek to
tickle the trout with more or less
success.
It is reported that the Morrissey
Creek has dropped several feet since
the visit of a certain famous fisherman.     Could you wonder!
Th*! Pernie Coal Creek Excelsior
Band will give an open air 'concert on
Sunday, 19th Inst, In Victoria Park.
Wanted—All music lovers and others
to attend. Concert commences at 3
p.m.
Mrs. Joseph Oakley and thre ©Ml-,
dren, who husband and father was killed in the Hillcrest dig-aster, was *ra
camp spending the week-end witb relatives.
A ^en-attended meeting was held In
the Methodist Church up here on Tuesday evening for the purpose of reorganising the Ladies Aid. A working
program was drawn up and adopted1,
and officers and committee elected.
The committee got together and decided to hold an ice cream social to Inaugurate the Ladies Aid on Tuesday,
July" 21st. In the church. Everybody
welcome.
Jimmy Davidson and wife have left
camp to take up their residence at
Estevan, Sask., where Jimmy has secured a place. No more shall we
hear the stentorian voice, "Dig In, ye
boys in red!" Good luck to you,
Jimmy.
R. Falrclough had two men before
him on Saturday morning charged
with committing a nuisance on the
public highway. Three and costs, or
seven days was the order. The fines
were paid. t
At! the result oif a.Bttddgn jiftl7iirALnn_
Tuesday evening, Bill. Davies was
removed to Fernie Hospital. On enquiries we learn he Is now much better.
Don't forget the Moose Picnic on
August 3rd. Tbey have discovered a
rare pasture. • Particulars aa to' time
of train later.
The club was closed on Wednesday
for the funeral of our late member,
Joe Harrison, who died hi Fernie Hospital.
The removing mania has seized several of our residents and as a result
several houses have changed hands
recently.
There will be a- rugby football game
staged on the old playing ground,, situate at the north end of Fernie, between Fernie and Coal Greek Rugby
teams. As the proceeds of collection
are to be devoted td tbe Hillcrest disaster fund, we would like to see a
large crowd. Don't forget your purses!
Kick off 6.30 p.m.
Jack Flood arrived home from hospital on Thursday last, and ls getting
around well with the aid of sticks. We
hope to see you around without the
the staffs in the very near future.
Coal Creek Methodist Church.—
Program for Sunday, July 19. -2.30
Sunday scliool; subject at adults
Bible class, "The value of the Importance of Biblical geography." Church
service 7.30 p.m., subject "The Invitation."    Everybody welcome. /
The mines were Idle from 3 p.m.
Saturday until 3 p.m. Monday; also
from 3 p.m. Wednesday until 3 p.m.
Thursday.
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF
PARTNERSHIP
/Notice Is hereby given that the partnership, heretofore subsisting between
us, the undersigned, as Undertakers,
In the City of Fernie, in the Province
ot 'British Columbia, under the name
and firm of "Thomson & Morrison,"
has this day been dissolved by mutual
iconsent. All debts owing to the said
partnership are to be paid to George
Beattie Thomson, *at the City of Fernie, aforesaid, and all claims against
the partnership ara to he presented to
the Bald George Beattie Thomson, by
whom the same will be settled.,
■Dated at Fernie, B. C, this 20th day
of June, 1914.
GEO. B. THOMSON.
P. G. MORRISON.
Witness:
ALEX. 1. FISHER.
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Classified^,--Cent a Word
TO RElVT—Six-roomed House; pantry, electric light and water; also five-
roomed House. Apply W. 'Minton, 87
Lindsay Ave., or Ledger Office.     227
FOR'BATiEf^Furnlture. after"28UiTAp-
ply 76 McPherson avenue.
WANTED—Shoe shiner,   steady   job.
Apply, iPantorlum, Fernie. 226
ISIS THEATRE
BEST
ALWAYS
Fernie's Exclusive Picture Theatre
SPECIAL!   Saturday Matinee and Evening:
1 Great Sensational European Feature
DEMONYTE
Three reels, llie story centre* around the attempts of Lydta, an anarchist, to steal a new and
wonderful explosive.   Oreat havoc and loss ot life !■ caused when the cape are accidentally exploded.
EXTRA SPECIAL Wad. & Thurs., July 22 & 23
The Fameue Romantic Play
"The Pride of Jennico"
Pour reel*. "The Prkdo of Jennico" is a stirring tale of tb* gallant dart of old—of romance mA
rosea, and cold steel, when fortune and glory were carved by the sword and daring deeds performed
for the smile of a lady fair.   Produced by the famous Players' Stook Company.
Tho Following WNk
id-win Milton Royle*e Interoatlcftal fuecete
"THE SQUAW MAN
WITH DUWN FARNUM
A apecial attraction every Wednesday and Thursday.   Tbt event o.' the week.
M
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t
AS TO INSPECTION
COMMITTEES
l« mmttamr* team t'mm-t *tm*t i
«lt«ft %bm iwt ute **uu wn *»vm«' u< |
profit nxtttt-m, nre oiw-iati-d lor tb*
profits they wtll brim to tbe matter
elnat, nnd the tntety td the -worb-m U
u wi oiiilary matt«r. TUf Coal Miur*
fUiffulallon Act, Oetiflrnl nml BDccInl
Rales lacHided. I« merely a cod* of
i -mvitf ivi   io«  wi**  atetmmt  memo
.I'll*   *!v   JAtilit).   tW-Wt    *■/.'.'AV-UW       HiV-U-l
pmm mmbt-t* ot tbeir ml: *m| ****'* *** * l<1*' *» *« le «"** w*
hnd btt-ii atfiiie -m t**K»wt!kli <>«*'[** m^totn n omnmr emtott wealth
miueet, aai bid reported title to mm*
*fM*-*elet*d la/ormati-ou aad la fotiue-
ownwen nd tto* bme mm MaeMiete*
hy tfce appreciative offleteta.
A tart* wunb+r td tke member* «f
tm organiMtlM ara etaee monekmn
dates, aa«t te tbem the letter of the
CMef feapeetor of Mlaea will «awe
to mrprtte, "rtti♦ftfnsr t.knt be ft ip.
prtated by lit power* that ie. Te
other meatier.* nt oar c«w(t.i*!on
wm ere mil imhned witb tie eM idea
tt UW *M«Mtfy ot tw**r**A httatee*
rapftei ead I*ber,** f want ta print
for kto matter,   aad   anything   th»t
Manda tn the way of ar-eater flrnfim .*
.*99*-l*94im.J    ^**k»VA.  ±*.*9%.
Wbat imponnoe* mr marten plate
on mir impe-flfon wmtmHteee wat ably
detnonttrat«Nt fn n recent iejrai n-tt'on.
wMeb aroee out nt tbe death ot one of
oar fellow worker* in Hoemer.     la
*M" r-x«t [{ di in uvuveu tli*'. tt." tn.-
•pe-rtfon fommittee bad reported tbe
si.i*:,.-..9. .'.it.,..-* U> lU« MMititftwtttMttk *ii
tk* •<■»     The learned t?l Jmlg? in
WHMMia-* aj» 'kr tnto ntnted tb*»t tbe
Conl Com-fwtnr wt* nat oMIgwf to tnk*
tm Vm reunite «f pteetat aay fatth|*ny notlr* td the refwrt of tke rom-
In 5a»* temd bf mt m»m*r», -wMrmft?*?. A gi*nt nimh-t'im. »# may
nk-mbt tfn*f ipp*.ir tit b* tb ?*V« Tn-;*&•<:< fn-pcctlaa committees, ttm., uuy
term ot tit worker*. It is wetl tej inspect tbo mlae as ott** as tlmr
Uear in mtad that coat mine*, as weft pleat* and report at moth at they like.
m ear *db*r (nd-astiiei «*terprt**e«itM tke (Nml fempsay da-esaf tmd to
wkteh art worked rader oot <tr*e*eatltake aay n^lce et Ike report wkat<
•oeter.     Iloa dot* that strike yon
upholder* of law and order.
In Poiu-ludliiK I want to atate that
Michel itoctii I'nlon kaa Uken th*
name *i*v» nt tlosmtr Unocal Vixitm
»«»olr -w-me tlm* nno. namely tm** on
record a« being atteriy opposed to the
appointment ol inspection committees.
We fully tmiltse tkal Oeaeral Rale ST
of tke Coal -moon ItewUt-tok Mt wnn
not Intended to be of aay benefit to
tbe mlae veffcera. k«l that It waa Intended to be what tt tt*~A PAHCK!
We woaM t«sveet tkat tke otker
toeala romprtetaK fNetrtrt It take tkla
matter np at tttelr meeting* and dlt-
tents It tkofoatktjr.    If we want laws
(beneficial to oar flat* we kave to
uvula! tfceai «jttrwtv*t, an>t the ti>>it
j-pmtw te make tkoee laws le o*r Vn-
»U»u IUU n.ud i'ufurcu 'Aiciv. ou lliu |«!i.
Tfce waato* nmmbtnr nt onr teUow.
workers to sss*aoe tke got td ore**
fwffl only stop wk« we ntwp tt mr-
jnrtrn,     A»d ffco oalr effert*e way
ite «ttwmflMb tite '"tl lw ito mn*
U4w* af thU rtir*,ivt *r*"m   ,1f   ,MC
IpMumnm, ewd tie MM«gst»(imi o# »
! sane nyntem wherein wt will pt(vV,Ke
Iter •** imi am for praflt
4 il. ra.MKti
1
iyti»d»      m*      f A1%n*€
July Clearance Sale
IS STILL GOING ON
Genuine Pay Day Bargains
that you only get once-a-year
These arm Real Money Savins Proposition*
mmmimmm i^S-^V
£%£/*"
TBE DISTRICT LEDOSB, FBEHIE.B. C, JULY 18,1914
PAGE FIVE
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News  of The
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•-«- BELLEVUE NOTES
**» By "Vexatut"
en them, as D. H. Hyslop, of Coleman, tion to the need of money to relieve
A grand-football -match was played
-here for the benefit of the widows and
orphans of our brothers at Hlllcrest,
supposedly ibetween .Bellevue and
Frank. It would have been more
fitting to have said -between "Bellevue
has-beens." The game commenced at
.seven thirty, with the weather Ideal
from the spectators',viewpoint, but a
trifle too hot for the players. It was
apparent from the klckoff that we
were to see tx great game, as there was
very little to choose between the abilities of either team. Some midfield
play was witnessed in the opening
stages of .the game, 'but lt was not long
liefore Paddy Morrison mad a bee-line
for goal and with a good ground shot
liad tbe Bellevue goalie in difficulties,
and Paddy rushing In, made no mistake in opening the score for,Frank.
.After this reverse, Bellevue made
strenuous efforts to equalize, but
could not penetrate the Frank defense,
- who were playing a good game. After
some forty minutes play, however,
Qrlmshaw, from the left, sent in a
beauty -which had Paton beat all the
way, and half-time arrived with the
■score 1—1. On the resumption play
became a little slower, but there was
plenty of good football to be seen, \llth
Bellevue having slightly tho better of
the exchanges. After twenty-five
minutes in this half Grlmshaw, with-a
-beautiful shot struck underneath the
cross-bar, and. the 'ball coming -back
into play, was easily cleared. Near-
ing the close a pretty piece of football
*by Murray and Fisher, Bellevue's
right wing, enabled the latter to give
to Jordan, who made no mistake in
-beating Paton for the second time.
The game ended with Bellevue the
winners of a good game by 2—1.   ..
All of the league players gave good
exhibitions, but we noticed In particular tbe splendid game played at right
(back by one of Tom Sloan's brothers.
The collection taken on the ground
realized $50.05, plus 41 buttons at GO
cents each, making a total of $70,
—^^vhic^^asTi^t^o"D^adr~conii3eH5g
the game was scarcely advertised tn
Bellevue at all. We understand that
ovlng to some mistake onyl 41 buttons
arrived Instead of 400, ibut the balance
will be on hand In a day or two.
It will be noted that Hlllcrest lost
nine of their players in the disaster,
which has practically put tbelr team
out of business, -but we see no reason
why a good team cannot be got together ibetween the two camps to fulfil
Hillcreat's League fixtures, and so
give tho lover's of football around
hero a ohance to see a game once in
awhile.
Born—-To iMr. and Mrs, Windsor, of
the Union Bank, a daughter. Moth
er and child reported doing well
A contingent of local Orangemen
left here on Friday to take part in
the July 12th celebration at Calgary.
Pres. W. L. Phillip*, and Vlce-Pres.
Graham were in town on business this
week.
To nil those who Intend to renew or
become new subscribers to the Dis
trict LeOtwr an ©portnntty will bo jjiv-
r~	
will be'canvasalug the town during
the neat few weeks.
Who was the party learning to weild
a fishing rod and landed a three lb.
Finnan haddie?    Oh, you Bill!
Bab Livett has been out to the
North Fork for a few days fishing in
an endeavor to throw off the evil effects of his experience at Hilk/est.
A. J. Carter was seen in town this
week.
Since the closing of the Southern
Hotel -bachthg apartments have been
In great demand. This has been responsible for the loss of large quantities of avoirdupois ibeing lost since
not partaking of > those "meals that
mother used to cook."
Bellevue's White Hope has gone Into
training for a few days in 13. C.
Dick Eccleslon is now residing amongst the aristocracy.
Joe IMcLean has returned unto us
looking for a slave's paradise. May
his mission ibe successful.
iMrs. J. Barwick is taking her annual
vacation, she having gone down to the
Prairie in an endeavor to relieve the
monotony o'f her her existence among
these hills.
IMr. E. W. Christie has been away
for a few days on Important business.
IMr. J. Robertson ls filling the position of T. Beeson of the Wholesale
Liquor license, who is away for Ms
holidays, visiting his brother at Nelson.
Mr. Tom Phillips, after a few months (freedom from the weary round of
toil in, the mine has started to work
on the outside.
".Big Jack" was seen wending his
way to Rock -Creek with rod and line,
Cut judging from the size of ,hts catch
on his return the finny tribe could not
have 'been very obliging.
.Who was .the individual seen on a
recent hot day toting a keg from the
riverside town?
•Since Supt. Williams has been residing in the house allotted to him vast
improvements have been made to the
appearance of same, including the addition of a stone foundation. There
has also ibeen a liberal supply of paint
■both inside and out, while a garden
ij,the_Jflteat_addltlao_toJha^mbs!ish*.
An
ments. An electric light has been
installed in the' front and is welcomed
by both the residents and pas6ers-iby
when they return from the mine on
the afternoon shift. The question
naturally arises: why not let the town
have, a few lights. ■ They would sure
be appreciated.
We note with satisfaction that, the
medical health officer has received
our appeal and ls acting on same. The
result of same has been a marked Improvement ln the appearance of the
town and health of residents.
W. Christie has succeeded In finding
a master, ho being employed as a
teamster for Boh Evan's of livery
fame.
Local Union Notes
Our meeting convened as usual with
the President in the chair, Our attendance still suffered as a result of
the seal with which some of our members follow Isaac Walton in preference
to tlwir own direct interests.
Correspondence was received from
Ihe District Office calling our atten-
n
When Men Discuss Shoes
Two mra wtrt dbouiiing ihooiin the lobby of a
large hotol,
Ono emphatically dooltrod that bo had tried all
tbo will-known ibooo, but bad novor yot found ab-
tolnto aatiifaction.
His Mond aikod him if ho had ovor wora'Invictui
WIIVwOl
, .The answer waa, "No."
"Woll," laid hia frlond, "Ialwaywoar
Invictus Shoes
"To my knowlodfi, thoy art tbo boot ahooo mado.
X oan ftt tht stylos I liko; thay woar splendidly*
and thoy aro as oomforUbla as bow iltaptti from
tho flrtt day. Yoti tako my advtco and try thsm."
A tmt estimate of Invictus Shoot—tho logical
result of •xpart shoemakinf from tho flnost leather
ever nature shaped lasts,
Tbe sohrttai of yonr footwear troubles lies with
or alleviate any distress that might
■prevail at Hillcrest, and seeing that
President W. L. Phillips and Vice-
President Graham were in attendance
it was deemed expedient to ask just
what was being done with the money
already received, as there had ibeen,
up to this time, a lack of co-operatien
between different factions, who were
appointed to handle the situation and
we were of the opinion that whatever
the minawbrkers donated to the fund
it should be handled by our executive
board alone. The money has ibeen
donated for the express purpose of
helping the widows and orphans, and
we do not see any reason why It
should not be given over to our Executive head. We should by this time
have gained sufficient experience to
enable us to handle the situation as
expeditiously as anyone. With the object of contributing our mite we will
assess ourselves -1.00 per member for,
the first period of July. Members of
Local 431, please note.
The Pit Comimlttee reported having
been successful in getting a suitable
job for one of our members who has
beeu on the injured list foi some tlmo.
Further, that they had turned over to
the District Officers the fanruen case.
The said officers being present they
were given the floor to state what progress had been n^ide.
They made lt very plain that It was
a question that had to be handled very
carefully ,as such things had a habit
of having a different interpretation
put on them. For instance in the
Hillcrest inquiry Brother Graham *as
called -back to the witness stand 'in reference to his position in the blasting
of coal sometime previous. But Bill
made it very, plain to them that the
the prices were based on blasting,
and If In their opinion it was not safe
to blast any longer they were perfect
willing to co-operate iwlth them 'r. the
proposition of Safety First, but as
more labor power was expended m digging than In blasting, and as th.it was
the commodity we had to sell, 1'. was
Its price we were concerned with.
The way in which they advised us out
of our dlficulty was listened to very
jnprficlat!ve!}^-b5^the—ittensbers-Tpre~
sent, and our new president, W. L.
Phillips made a very, favorable impression.
"We, the undersigned hereby certify
that we have examined the lower section of-Bellevue .Mine from No.'l Drift
to entry face, and from 156 breast to
13v travelling road, and all the old
workings. Also 7G and 93 travelling
roads, and 81 fan drift; and all 61 district, Including intake and return airway, and travelling roads, and find
all in good working order. Timbering good; ventilation good. Contlnu.
Ing our examination to the upper sec*
tion we found all working faces, airways and travelling roads, to he in
good working order, with the following
exceptions: No. 4 level or main entry
where ventilation Is rather slack; also
38 travelling road to splits, wheb Is in
poor shaipe, ful lof coal and no lad.
der. The cross-cuts whioh are used
for getting to different places of said
road sre also fill of conl.
"Signed,
"JOHN.A. BARWICK.
"JAMM8 BOYLB,
July 9th. 1914 "Examiners."
Our meeting concluded with giving
tbe pit committee some work to do,
and granting" T5br secretary, Jsmes
Burke, three days leave of absence.
To those outside the pale of our organisation we would suggest the Immediate necessity of "getting in."
children of fhe late John Jones, desire
to thank all who tried in any way to alleviate their suffering, and especially
the football club, during their recent
sad bereavement.
iMrs. Robinson and Mrs. Brown celebrated their birthday 'by giving a dance
was well attended and everybody had a
rare old time. /Willis Lightfoot and
Jimmy Strang entertained by rendering
two songs each The Corbin Orchestra, composed of! .Mrs.' Hobart, (Mr.
Fairly and -Mr, Jackson supplied the
music. Refreshments in the shape of
ice cream, cake and lemonade were
perved.
iMr, and IMrs. Spencer, of the Flathead Hotel, left for Nelson, B.C., Sunday morning, where they 'Intend to stay
severa Idays and take In the Chahlco
Mika.
The local "soccer" team are preparing to reciprocate when the Frank
■boy® visit 'here next Saturday to fulfil
their league engagement by defeating
them on the football pitch and showing
them a good time in the club house
after the game.
A picnic will be held on Sunday, July
19th, at.Cold Springs, eight miles from
here. Arrangements are being made
and the E. B, C. Rly. have kindly consented to take the holiday  seekers
men of Coleman had the audacity to
open up his establishment before the
curfeiw rang.
Fernie Football Club failed to turn
up in a league engagement on Satur-
day last to tbe disappointment of Cole-
manite's.
•The Welsh-Ritchie fight for the lig*it
weight championship of the wori-.l (ns
brought to light a buding wV-i-.r U
in Coleman.    The "bud" kiu   / <!
his opponent in the first round, ,!*■■•'■
now out to tackle all comers.
On Tuesday night of last week, one
or two lively passages took place in
the meeting of the Coleman Town
Council. It seems some of the Council wish to charge the sum of $100,000
license for the Opera House for boxing and westling bouts, whilst some
jf the Council favored a $25.00 license
for exhibitions of the manly art. Those
•jxhiibltions do not take place every
night of the week, and we think that
$100 Is out of all proportion for such
a license.
We gather from tne Coleman Bulletin that a large picnic is* aibout to
descend on Coleman from Lethbride.
'Most of the business men are preparing for the occasion, but no question
of a $100.<M) is asked from them. -Oh,
dear no!     Evidently it is iip to the
forth and 'back gratis.     All ye .whojmeralb6r8 of the Council who want the
care to leave the din and the smoke of
the city, and spend a day amongst nature are 'W^lcomp. Train leaves B. B.
C. depot ait 9.30 a.m., returning at 20
o'clock, The ladies will supply the
eats, while the male members of the
party-'will supply the other refreshments. '       ,
The memorial badges for the Hillcrest footballers who were victims of
the recent catastrophe arrived from
Fernie Saturday and'sold like bot calces. Another shipment will be ordered
immediately, as the residents of our
fair city are all desirous of helping
those who our unfortunate fellow-workers left behind in a practical way.
The regular meeting of Local 2877,
U. IM. \V. ot A, was called to ordor Sunday with G. Treherne in the chair. After a general discussion on the appeal
for financial aid from the District Of-
«£!Ei£MLii«^ 	
Halvor Larson met with a very
Opera House license reduced to spare
no pains to accomplish same.
-Mr, Preston Tayton, wife and daughter, pulled out on Sunday night for
the Old Country. ' -Mr. Tayton intends
to take up a position in the Great
Western locomotive works in Swindon, England.
On Tuesday of last week the installation of the officers of the Victoria
Rebekah Lodge No. 7 was conducted
by Mr. E. Eacott, D.D.P. The following were appointed: {Mrs. J. Kelly, N.'
G.; vice grand, iMlss Ruth Sudworth;
recording secretary, Mrs. D. Roberts;
secretary, Miss Annie -McLeod; treasurer, iMrs. D. Reid. A very pleasant
little function took place after the
business of the meeting was over and
lunch was served.
'Mr. Thomas Malcoln and nelce pulled out ou Monday night last for the
On 'Sunday morning last whilst   a
party of gentlemen were on a fishing
expedition from Coleman to the Sum-
rait Lake, they came upon the dead
body   of   Sidney Ross, lying among
some bushes.   The case, was reported
at once to Corpora! Grant of the R. N.
W.  M. P., who at once proceeded to
isj where the body :wa,s lying and brought
•-eiit back to Coleman, where the inquest
vulvas held ou Monday.     The   verdict
•.*■! brought In.was that the deceased died
jot  heart failure brought on by apoplexy.     Mr. Ross was for a time law
clerk to H. Howes Roberts, solicitor,
of Coleman.     He belonged to Elgin,
Elginshire, Scotland,    and   has held
some very responsible   positions    in
Canada.
BEAVER MINES NOTES
With the exception of Dominion Day*
the mine here has worked steady since
restarting over a fortnight ago, turning put about 200 tons per shift The
sinking of the slope for whioh Bill
Graham, District Vice-President, fixed
up a contract price wfth the management about four months ago, commenced this week, and good coal Is expected at the lower level.
If Dame Rumor can be relied upon
we will have an up-to-date -battery of
byproduct coke ovens at Beaver in
the near future, and If the samples of
coke that were taken from here last
week, for testing purposes, are found
satisfactory, Beaver Mines will be the
first colliery in Canada to adopt the
up-to-date method of coke making.     ■
Jack .Macldn, hoist engineer, visited Calgary last week to sit for second
class papers. We hope your mission
was a success, Jack.
*Ewo boys, apparently about lh and
12 years of age, sons of John Bobbin,
miner, were taken from here by Constable Byrnes last week and placed In
a home for delinquent children in Cal.
gary. The boys, who were entirely
beyond the control of their parents,
became a nuisance to the camp, and it
is to be hoped the industrial school
will have a good effect upon them.
Victor Lord, hoist engineer at Beaver, took on the duties of master -mechanic, in place of Robert Brown, who
left here to become outside manager
at Leth/brldge Collieries about three
weeks ago. Vic, who has been employed as engineer here for over 12
months, Started in his new capacity
on -Monday.
Wilfrid Balnbridge replaced Mr.-
Lord as hoist engineer.
•Teddy and Mrs. Prior sent a wireless to Storkland some time ago and
the goods -were delivered last Friday.
Mother and bouncing baby boy doing
well. Father very proud as this is
their second baby boy.
A heavy thunder and lightning
storm passed over Beaver on iMonday
(Continued on Page Four)
II
W. L OUIMETTE
Coleman        -        Alberta
.~uxs.x   >>»^xi*-  .ifymtmrnmassBBBgm
T. W. DAVIES
Funeral Dlrtotor
and   Kmbalmtr
Mr*. Glidwlu, wife of our genial doctor, arrived home Wednesday after n
week's visit with friends In Fernie
John No«i, Kins of the U. C. Slavs,
entertained Corbla's four hundred on
Sunday at his princely mansion to celebrate some old country festival. We
don't know what we eelsbratel, hut
sure had s time thtt Kins George
might envy. At the <on«luulon of the
en'-t'ttslttment our ««.. wai re-elrci<!<'
Kins for another term by acclamation.
M« tin Koslc snd Te»M*/ J-Kki n *<a,>
plied the music.
Donald Cameron, Corbin'» horse doctor, spent four days last week In Alberts. reluruiMR Thursday with « pslr
of grays tbat he bought for the Iocs!
rue) company.
a   frtlW-hnt-l irtt-mri  ■*"."   -*•■■• '   *   ' ..
{day hetween the twn l«*»*l tenntf- '*r
the benefit of «Mm. -Jones, widow of the
lata John Jones.    John Ovlagtoa set-
ed as referee, with JloMay Robb aad
'Sill Patterson rnnnlng tha lines.   The
fin* belt wee eramlr or*t*tt*»tr**i  » •<
ended In the team that were playing
tbe league forwards leading T—0. aa a
resnlt of a shot by Dave Stab-hart from
close In thai found the comer ol the
net far ont of tlie reach of Walker, the
opposing enatodlan.    In  tk*  second
lulf Tedd» Jackson snd.Billy Sell btftb
fmrad tha net, and the mme ended
with the team that wss playing (ht
"rsfalif^" defines testes decisively
by the ware of *~«.    Tbe etitertieu
«r»s tbt Itrgait ew eUt, tm the loeil
erettbit,
Mro. Jones aad family  wMow snd
ralheworters who were victims of the
Hlllcrest Disaster, It was unanimously
decided to assess the membership one
dollar., each. The following are the
officers elected for the ensuing term:
Geo. Elms, president; Richard Ganbett,
fln.-secretary; Andrew Hayton, recording secretary; Win. Harlin and A. Hay-
audltiijg coimnlteo; W. Watson and J.
finance comtailttee; frarry Owens, conductor and doorkeeper; E, Jackson, W.
Watson and J. Overton, pit committee.
A concerted effort will be made to
thoroughly organize this camp, as less
than forty per cent of the men emploj--
ed here In and around the mines are
members of our union. A Slav organizer In here for a few days could help
us considerably In our mission, also a
visit by a District Officer would <be ap.
predated.
Tho newly formed" male voice choir
of sixteen tongues gave an open air
sacred concert on Sunday evening.
Algy Tomllnson Is the leader, and Tom
Overton took up Mie offering, which
reallEed $7.25. Another concert will
be given next Sunday.
.Mike Williams blow lu town again
Thursday. He will be remembered as
one of Cortiln'e pioneers, and up until a
few months ago was watchman at the
'Wig Showing," Wo understand he
hns n little Inlior power on the market
that he will let go to the highest bidder.
Upon opening his locker In the wash-
house iMonday morning one of the miners was surprised to find his mlnlnr
shoes, socks, overalls and underwear
mimting, probably never to return. Old
Man Webster didn't define most of the
words that Jimmy used In cxpresiln*
his appreciation of the fact that tbe
petty burglar didn't wait until he hnd
went to work before giving the locker
a spring cleaning. For the benefit ol
the party who has n craving for pit
clothes we recommend locker No. 145
for tbe next raid.
(We are a little dubious about the
last sentenr-e and do not know whether
It i* Inciting to commit a tolony, and
consequently comes within th* purlieu
of i hi» rrlmlnal Ood*, Wt shall bold
the correspondent r«tpon*lb!c for any
harm that may befell our (scared} per-
son.--Kd.>
bad
accident on Saturday last whilst attending to a circular saw at the Summit Cement Works, Crow's Nest.
Aibout half-a-dozen staves got jammed,
and whilst endeavoring to remove
them his right hand came In contact
with the- saw, removing four^flngers
of his right hand. He was brought to
the Coleman Miners' Hospital and attended to by Dr. R. T. Ross, and Is
progressing very favorably.
On Friday of last weok a painful accident -befell Ernest Williams at Hillcrest, ^ho whilst boarding a train accident!)' slipped and fell beneath the
cur. His left foot got caught beumith
the wheels and he suffered the loss
of three toes. He Is nt present con
fined to his home, and It will be some
time before he Is able to resume work.
Stephen T.  Humble
Furniture, Hardware, China,
Stationery, etc.
OLD COUNTRY PERIODICALS
BELLEVUE
Alberta
H. G. GQODEVE CO. Ltd.
The Complete House Furnishers
of the Pass
Hardware Furniture
We will furnish your house from cellar to garret and at bottom prices.  Call, write, phone or wire.   All orders given
prompt attention.
If you are satisfied, tell others.    If not satisfied, tell us.
Coleman
Alberta
COLIMAN NOTtt
Ai
NMUffttoiiM Supplied and Mt up
COLIMAN    *"«**%»&" "*    ALttMTA
SMImCun
ttmuftmtmme
yaiccncnvrs
On Wednesday. 1th last., lb* sdyll,
members of tbe Anglican Church had
theiir nmntd picnic to the Crow's .Vest,
The party number-ad about forty and
ptor**dtd by th# morning irala. ro-
tttrrlnv *.'■ •♦.*■-. ,-"«-',•,•«,- j,; tt^. ^t,
seemed to have enjoyed the day'a online, taking advantage of tbe good weather.
The children attending tbe Catholic
Sunday School hold Ihelr annual ptr-\
nie to Crow's X«wt off Wednesday. 15th
Inst.   The Rev. Father De !*sirt ae-
rnmpnnUHt tb* idtlMren
Tbe No. 2 Atom of tbt International j
Coal Co., tn which Khorrt forty tntm*
»*t* t*\»i,\i,i,*d, wr>rv Idle sll lm weekA,
It ts reported that tbt wna! of orders j
Is r-#*ita*«Ibl* for Mleness.
Ilia Catholic bneemtd Ma* fa
rwpi'ily searing completion. Work on
na th* lastd* win bt ateitti hi alant
two we#k*a. The Hot. Wntk*r f**
Xtnmr* m*ed* to hare sll tft<» f%tbO-
llc rkilArtn Installed In his vkend this
Well
"fSsriy to hed and natty to rise" la
an old adaae. ft Is currently reported
ijji.t one ot flit prominent bnaintts
RIGHT HERE!
Is where YOU SAVE MONEY
on the purchase of a Suit, a Hat or Pair of Shoes
The F. M. THOMPSON CO.
Blairmore
Are offering at COST PRICE your choice of
90 Men's Suits from  $5.75
60 Boys' Suits from     1.90
200 Men's & Boys Hats
including Stetsons   3.80
FOOTWEAR
Two thousand pairs of Shoes, including INVICTUS, REGAL
and "K" make at COST PRICE High Leg, Prospector or
Teamsters' Shoes from
$3.35
Rem*mb*>, this ts noi m reduction of undesirable goods. Wo havo no
Old stock to offer, so take your choice from CLEAR, NEW & UP*TO-
DATE GOODS for Balance of July al Cost Prtcu FOR CASH.
The Store that Saves You Money
''AimmmmimmmmfflmMm
mm ■**-
aaataasimaiasie.
PAGE SIX
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C, JULY 18,1914
Local Union Directory, Dist. 18,U.M.W.A
■•s-u-w-vsiMftvsosKiwtt-^^^^
GLADSTONE LOCAL
No. 2314
Meet first and third Fridays,
Miners' Hall, Fernie; second and
fourth Fridays. Club Hall, Coal
Cieek. Sick Benefit attached.—T.
Uphill, Sec, Fernie, B. C.
HOSMER LOCAL
No. 2497
Meet every Sunday at 2.30 in K.
P. Hall, Main Street.    Sick Benefit Society attached.—W. Balderstone, Sec, Box 63, Hosmer, B. C.
MICHEL LOCAL
No. 2334
Meet   every   Sunday   afternoon
at   2   o'clock   in   Crahan's   Hall.
Sick  Benefit  Society  attached.—
H. Elmer, Sec.
PARK LOCAL
No. 1387
Meet every Sunday. Sick and
Accident Benefit Society attached.—Michael Warren. Sec, Can-
more, Alta.
HILLCREST LOCAL
No. 1058
Meet second and fourth Sunday
in month. Sick and Benefit Society attached.—J. Gorton, Sec
CARBONDALE LOCAL
No. 2227
Meet every alternate Sunday at
i'.30 .p.m. .'iu Uie Opera House,
Coleman.—J. Mitchell, Sec, Box
105, Coleman.
BANKHEAD LOCAL
No. 29
Meet every Tuesday evening at
7 o'clock Jn the Bankhead Hall.
Sick and Accident Benefit Fund
attached.—Frank Wheatley, Fin.
Sec, Bankhead, Alta.
COLEMAN LOCAL
No. 2633
Meet every alternate Sunday at
2.30 p.m. in the Opera House,
Coleman.—J. Johnstone, Sec.
PASSBURG LOCAL
No. 2352
Meet every second and fourth
Sunday of each month at 2 p.m.
in Slovak Hall, Sick Benefit Society attached.—Thos. G. Harries,
Sec, Passburg, Alta.
BURMIS LOCAL
No. 949
Meet every second and fourth
Sunday of each month al 10 a,m.
in School House, Burmis. No Sick
Society.—Thos. G. Harries, Sec,
Passburg, Alta.
MAPLE LEAF LOCAL
No. 2829
Meet every first and third Sunday of each month at JO a.m. in
Union Hall, Maplo Leaf, No Sick
Society.—Thos. G. Harries, Sec.
Pnssburg, Alta.
COALHURST LOCAL
No. 1189
Meet every Friday evening; at
7.30 in Miners' Hall. Sick and
Accident Benefit Society attached.—Frank Barrlngham, Sec., Box
112, Coalhurst P. O.
BEAVER CREEK LOCAL
No. 481
Meet every first and third Sunday at Lyric Hall. 3 p.m.—John
Loughran, Sec.
LETHBRIDGE LOCAL
No. 574
Meet every Wednesday evening
at*7.30 In* Miners' Hall, 10th Ave-
North.—I.. Moore, Sec.-Treas. ,
nue
BELLEVUE LOCAL
No. 431
Meet every Sunday at 2.30 p.m.
In   the   Socialist   Hall. —James
Burke.   Sec,   Box   36,   Bellevue,
AHa.
CORBIN LOCAL
No. 2877
Meet every second Sunday at 2
o'clock in the Club Hall. Slok
Benefit Society attached.—Geo.
Elms, Sec, Corbin. 13. 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.—B
Morgan, Secretary.
The Cause and the Remedy
For the Class struggle;
By John A. Graham
•fit/»\T^Tr«\T?»-u/.\T,*\T,*^^
A  SQUARE   DEAL
TO EVERYONE
IS WHAT THE "OCEAN" OWES ITS POLICYHOLDERS
Here are a few claims we have paid of late
$35.70
10.00
17.50
54.30i
$31.40
57.15
37.10
18.55
$10.00
20.00
18.50
17.00
$14.26
10.00
12.84
6.00
$21.42
12.84
37.71
20.00
$50.00
U5.00
450.00
19.20
$17.99
64.60
26.97
50.60
•The "O0£Atf" is the Largest ACCIDENT Company io the
World
The "OCEAN" PAYS DAILY over $15,000 for ACCIDENTS
to POLICYHOLDERS
Ocean Accident & Guarantee Corp, Ltd. of London Eng.
A. B. CAMPBELL, Dist Agent
Miners' Union HaU Block      -      Fernie, B.C.
ra
■The false idea so prevalent among
workers that the great 'Marxian theory
o! a centuries long antagonism existing
between two factions of the human
race, was only the vagary of an excited
mind, prompts me to this little lesson
of the theory. „    ,.
Is it not a little strange that a working class of this "enlightened age"
should ibe so iblind as to fail to see, and
see clearly, this class strife, which may
appear dormant at times, but whose
grim form is definitely outlined in the
frequent strikes and periodical industrial crisis which punctuate our prosperous age?
This whole business of life and
death, of iwork and wages, of sorrow-
lug and rejoicing, of Capital vs. Iv.nibor,
Is so clear, so luminous that r sometimes marvel at workers opposing Socialism—their political movement,
The Socialist, party, through its agitators, its 'platform and 'press, is endeavoring to make the workers conscious of their class struggle that has existed for thousands of years, the Tragedy of Ages. In this class strife the
workers or slave class have tumlshed
all the servitude, humility, blood, tears,
mangled bodies and despair, and yet
even now the habit of being meek is
dominant in them as a class, even
though their meek attitude may mean
hardship for their loved ones-
Socialists do not .believe'that slavery
and its necessary 'poverty is the will
of God, and they also hold that -when
the 'workers are thoroughly convinced
that there is 'but one way to gain Industrial freedom they will take that
course.
Few of the working class are so deaf
as to fall to hear the cries of misery,
the sobs of injustice, the piteous wall
of children for bread (in a nation that
iboasts its wealth), but the great majority refused by their Inaction to aid
themeslves and their unfortunate brothers and sisters in chains. Instead
they forge the chains still faster by
voting for a continuation of capitalistic
rule.
Naw, between the slave classes of
other days and the wage slave class of
today, thfe most salient feature of difference is this: The slave of ancient
.Ume&..a^d^h£Lj.ertLftL.*^^iMS.l_jteX8
were poyerless to free themselves,
since the former class ot chattels had
no suffrage and the latter class ot eerfs
had little or none. "Divinely appointed" kings did pretty nearly all the voting that was to .be done; but with the
wage slave class of today, however, ln
America, the mighty machine and power of political democracy has been won
and you refuse to use It to liberate
your class.
Remember that any party that rapre-
Bents the interests of capital is opposed to a worker's interests, which are
chiefly: high wages, fewer hours, good
sanitary shops, decent food, clothing
and shelter at reasonable prices.
Therefore to vote -for the old parties
is to indorse the system that nfos you
of the greater portion of your product,
thus keeping your loved ones ln degradation, want and Ignorance.
Why does a worker arise in the early
morning with the working clan; respond to the factory whistle with the
working class; eat -with the working
class; laugh with tbo working class;
meet with the working class; marry
Into the working class; rear a family
of the working class; lw short why
does he share sorrows and joys, tears
and laughter, work and strikes with Ms
class, and when the time arrives when
he can really aid them (election day),
why does he vote for the natural enemy of his class, the capitalist party?
This capitalist party has three divisions, each of the three being labeled
with very Inappropriate and misleading names, but, workers should not be
deceived into believing that the so-called Democratic, Republican an<j. Progressive parties (which each one Is decidedly not), are apposed to one another. Capital qwns them all and
merely uses them to divide you, the
workers, so that in fighting one another you will forget, or rather, not recognize, that the capitalists are the
real enemies you should oppose. The
antagonistic attitude of these several
.partles toward one another has been
■best Illustrated In their recent fusions
at (Milwaukee and Schenectady, where
they had to come under one tent to
heat the Socialists. Just why this
very desirable Object was striven forls
obvious.
There are some workers, 'multitudes
of them who believe that their and capital's Interests are identical. Intact,
an organization has appeared, iwhich-to
me seems to be just what this brand
of brainless, spineless workers want.
It is the Civic Federation, whose being
ls dedicated to the lofty ideal that the
Interests of the masters and the slaves
must -be the same. Now, it would
be nice and peaceful to believe this
grand palavering if the workers got
their share of the product of this sanctified partnership, but for every dollar
a worker produces he receives as his
part about one-fifth of it. The bosses
take the larger portion, since they pay
expenses, and contribute the brains,
and constitute the "senior" branch of
this lovelyrharaionnius, convivial union of lambs—-and iwolvos.   ■-.*■■
Your faith in your masters is pathetic, to say the least. The capitalists
lie and say they are with you to build
up society and glorify the Stars and
Stripes. Glance backward a year or
two and witness some of this upbuilding ot society. In Lawrence, 'Mass.,
men, women tfnd children were club
bed, shot and bayoneted by the State
militia; those hired assassins awaiting
the master's summons to come and kill.
These strikers "got theirs" for "rioting," Imagine the awful Industrial
conditions that force a body of workers to riot. The Lawrence textile
strikers made woolen garments all the
year around and yet many of the child
laborers were found to be without underclothing in the dead of winter, Id
Philadelphia much the same atrocities
were inflicted upon the car strikers.
In West Virginia, the Siberia of America, the coal miners, after ibeing evicted from their hovel homes, lived
through the cold winter in tents, suffering indescrible hardships in order
to win their strike. The identity of
Interests between capital and labor
once more made itself most beautifully
manifest when the "senior partners" of
the firm of "Coal Baroni and Coal
Miners" called upon their trusties, the
Stat* militia, who responded with slac
rlty, thus showing their loyalty to their
ing suckling babes 'from their mothers'
breasts.
And now before I say too much and
get into trou-ble, I -will Illustrate as
clearly as I can tbe opposite aims of
capital and their greed and labor, the
chained slave, and the remedy for the
latter.
Closing the hand and then raising
the thumb as far as possible, remembering that the thumb represents the
cost of living; and then bending the
little finger as low as possible, the little finger representing wages, you
have the aim and ambition of capital.
Now, of course, the wide gulf noted
In the first illustration Ib not conducive to a better life for the workers.
They wanted to eat plentifully, sleep
sufficiently, and educate their young,
so they strive by uniting in trade unions to get what illustration No, 2 depicts, and that is endeavoring to make
the thumb, cost of living, and the little
finger, wage's, meet. As your wives
say, "making the ends meet." .They
do not join, but in such degree as labor lessens that gulf, capita! loses.
Prices lower and wages rise. Hence
the class struggle ls the natural result
of an unnatural, unsocial, inhuman
system of society. It must cease. The
progress of true civilization Is retarded
by it!
In view of the above apparent facts
and knowing that the cold steel of the
Pennsylvania Cossacks is not a bit lesd
fatal than the hot lead of the Massachusetts militia; and realizing too, that
the cry for bread of strikers' chlldnn
is often drowned by the thunder of
machine guns in the hands of militiamen, who are entrenched snugly be-
htud capital and tradition, forming a
citadel of military despotism and uniformed  scabibiBm, we Socialists propose to advance our views and theories
to result in the ultimate inevitable elimination of the capitalist party and
capitalism, blending the names Ropuib-
lican,   Democratic,   and   Progressive
into one grand working   class   movement, the Socialist party of the world.
Ours is a republican party (because
in government we profess republicanism;  ous is a democratic party because .we are Social Democrats and
there can be no other kind; and ours
ta~a progressive_^rt^Rcau»"we~afe
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We have seen capital's aim. We
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Since capital and labor cannot remain together in peace, Justice or hope,
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masters—and their treachery to tbelr liberated, triumphant, enter your Co-
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Well, Ikby Week has oome and gone
and the newspapers hav* made tbe
room ol it in the dull summer season,
In cmii'i Mop with t*i> amount of
joUi-./ tht week's ftstWlU-n hiw* induced, It might he well to remember
a few facts.
Infant mortality is on the Increase
and 30 per cent of tbe bablei' deaths
are due to premature births, which In
turn, ia due ehlefly to women working
in factories, etc., during advanced
pregnancy. Another great cause of
babies dying is that mother goes back
to work again too soon after their
birth.
Of tbe nearly 200,000 ikalht of children under 5 yeara old, In 1900,
nearly M,W0 died before the age td
1 mra from havinc been fed oa
poisoned milk. And this is the cause
of the death of kd per cent of all in*
fanta wbo twocumti to gastrointestinal
disease*.
Two yean ato the New York Hoard
of Health mad* a neighborhood atady
oi ib* dtntk rate aaaoag babies during two typical summer weeks. This
<t wls.it tb*y !<»arn«(l:
Tl.fci in tweatjMgfct  blocts of    a
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• f,oo *(ii*tama, *e bukle* itt#.«
Thst In *1* middle etas* block*, rep*
resenting atoat the same number of
.persons, no htMtn iM.
-   Bat tfiat during tha same tea week*
ftn thn* tenement blocks eontatalnc
♦ *-,*,.«•»      tt,n    •ate*    rvmetnttrm  111%
TBEJf MinSB DH6D.
•   e   «
Alt Of which aoee to eh*
KRTT IS tbe  case*    of
b*We* dying, doesn't It*
Then why Ami ear politicians—
Srdo*.   w*   **aa   etateaaea>-llire
ij«jr »*«<**•* end tk* rent, smr to*
gr.V* aad fight »overtT»
fHeninn n-ntntor a tautf W#*!r trtn
ibeir ramose fir batter. It m*k«»
tb* peer toil that tftoettyle taking aa
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ehaitty OMf me$ ****** i*«* tkefr
fcsMta. two mem tbem vp m HU*
it« frim tb*«r pevwty «•* less
Mask, Awi. leatfr. tttxk i&iut it!.
wto its saay etisr Jtettm, tbnt a
«tty fowttlUMt onn be tmotfttd ro
do tte to mtt.uoi ttt-tt. t Caa.
Why Is desertion from both arm* ot
tb* British service on the Increase? Is
It because Tommy and Jack reallr.e
that they might be called upon to tako
up arms against their own blood in
Ireland? Was the resignation cf to
mw officer* for the same r*a»on*
And did not the British regiments re»
turn tlie cheer* ot the pmtilt. ol LU-
t»r as they were mnrHied thrr^tgh th*
streets? Sure they did. The nl-
vice of Tom Mann must hate snnk
deeper Into the hearts of the .British
Tommies than was generally! thought
England Is still advertising for recruits for the army. Whole pages of
dailies are used, besides the posters
dlfplayed ln tbe cities and the rural
districts. Vncle Sam la .lolng the
•nm*. Ru*ate and (Strmiiy and other
imAon* are forcing tbe tnttx into ib*
tt rvice. Militarism la dying tbs world
o**r «ad tb# »*■*««§ «f miufy reaiite
If to the fattest ettent. Socialism
will not break up th* bom*, a* la
charged to It by tbe henchmen of capi-
tal, but depend upon It, Socialism will
t>ri»ak tip the armies end navies so
•mall that they could be sifted through
a coltander.
The capitalists have made lt Impossible for any person to own any Machinery of production with wblch they
can produce wealth. <Most of the farm
machinery is in reality only reutcJ to
tho farmer until It is paid tor, with
heavy interest. The hoostwtves' sew-
Ing machines ar* generally bought on
tbe same plan, and so on. Theic It
little chance for ths Individual to op-
erate any machine for the benefit oi
himself. If tb* machine Is ot any nse,
the capitalists simply reach In and tab*
It. They have th* law behind them
to suit th* special caa*. or It they
haven't, tbey can have a law m«d* to
order la a abort while by their bench-
men la tk* perilameat —Cottnu'r
Uts of tndastrial Mlldarity wilt al
way* bring d*f*at to tlm worfc-sra.
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The niflst effective way to advocate
an idea is to use tact Unpopular
words and names will never be received with favor. To find an ojpen ear for
our appeals, it is advisable to use the
same -manner of argument that ls used
by the judge on the bench, the teacher
to his pupils, the editor to his readers,
and the preacher to his congregation.
If we wish to be heard and understood;
\*>e must first show a kindly disposition, and 'by all means avoid a sudden
burst of prejudice -by using expressions
which bave found disfavor with the
people.
It often happens that, unless a per;
son is Intelligent and fully familiar
with the subject, he becomes inflamed
with prejudice if names which the
newspapers have already condemned
are mentioned sympathetically, or if
words of his lifelong training and environment have developed reverence
are spoken of mockingly. Once such
prejudice has been aroused, no logic
and common sense will convince an
opponent. 'In such cases the efforts of
many) hours wilt be wasted and the suspicion of the man will perhaps never
be overcome.
People with a superficial knowledge
of facts or none at all, usually remember the oft-repeated phrases printed in
the press or uttered 'hy mouth. Such
nouns as morality; religion, patriotism,
God, or such, phrases as love of country, respect for the flag, the protection
of property, and the like are continually Impressed on the minds of the people, who Ignorantly believe tbat these
words represent truth and Justice. To
fling epithets at such words only tend
to discredit a person and destroy an opportunity to be heard.
{Politically, a Socialist must mention
his party in order to win strength for
his cause. The Socialist newspaper
must always display its true colors, and
■he fearlessly outspoken ln its demands.
But the individual Socialist, In speech
and convex-Batten, must ever be careful as to the trend and effect of his
arguments. The purpose of spoken
words Is not what they mean to ourselves,, but what meanings tbey con-
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If "lh"e"pe6ple TfitvOiP"
come accustomed to deify certain concrete ahd abstract gods, it Is unwise to
expect them suddenly to destroy such
"rocks of ages." Not only are such
attempts unwise but very Impracticable.
While progressive and radical ideas
are advanoing, the people still cling to
conservative acts and Ideas. In the
heat of a campaign they may at timet
take a friendly attitude to a given radical move, but they are not fully conscious of tbelr acts, for It is only the
momentary out-burst of public opinion.
To conquer this adherence to conserve-
tl»m we must uie tbe ways and tactics
of the conservative, tf he raises the
fhg, we must alsi raise it; If he
pleads ln tho name of God, even ao
much we do. for have we not nobler
reasons than he In so doing?
Socialism Implies unselfishness. The
Socialist does not receive pay for upholding bis Ideas. He knows he Is upholding tbe interests of a people who
oan well afford to earn an honest name
I? tb<» sweat ot their brow.     When
such a socialist aeekt to arouse Inter-
eat In his cause, It ts not even necessary to name Socialism, ln order to
touch upon tbo subject. Tbe cause of
labor Is so Just that we may wisely
summon religion, morality, law and
the flag to our aid In an effort to be
beard.   Our principle* mean much to
us, but to tbe average they art symbols ot prejudice, and be loses all eon.
fldence as soon as be bears tht name
of Socialism mentioned. Knowing tbat
our cause ia aeoestwrily tbe mum of
tht working man, what matters It to ut
if we can win bis ear and confidence
by tbt aot of language wbleb Is familiar to him, and acotpttd eipreaslona
with wbleb ht Is unconckmsly In love?
Enemies ara always ready to spring tt
catchwords or phrases, aad use then
at avtry poatlMi opportunity to t%*
press their opposition. They only bave
to em nueh tspresalont as "free love,"
"against religion." "confiscate every
man's  property." "aapatrlotl-f,"   toi
their tad It attained for tht moment.
B-tcauee wt fttl tbtt wt art wronwr
tterety, me atovli wt  worda with
great cart, to that cvotatlons hy tht
prets tnd appooeota will only mak*
friends for us Instead of a prejudiced
army ot Ignoramuses.
Th* twdWtdw*! Boctattot In his ew/.
dt? world.   It mtv bn tm ft* -trmOralktm
hypocritical to assume such an aspect
toward an opponent's good motives.
Being a skeptic in religion does not
make me an athiest. I may still reserve ithe' right to respect the honest
-believer, and even be his /riend, because his aim in life is sincere and
high. Religion and churchianlty may
he widely separated. Because people
belonging to certain creeds are uot
ethically correct, it does not follow
that a true-believer should be condemn,
ed on that score.
The satne is true of 'patriotism. In
fhe schools, at home, and In public
places .patriotism Is continuously
Shouted. The average person, unconsciously, has absolute regard for
the country and the flag. „ Why Incur
that man's prejudice by assertions that
he will never accept as true? Speaking for the public welfare, endeavoring to improve the workers' lot Is certainly a high ' mark of patriotism.
When a people ibecomes war-mad, forgetting the terrible meanings of -war
and its cause, one must be very careful in uttering anti-war sentiments.
Tact should not be used 'because of
fear, but 'because anti-military utterances are then too delicate. When
spoken they should appeal to the person spoken to, instead of inviting antagonism. While the economic causes
of war may be pointed out, tact must
be resorted to in speaking of the flag
and of persons who stand high in the
state, tor otherwise w readily make
enemies. It may sound paradoxical,
but such Is the effect on tbe average
man's mind. He will understand and
believe you if you explain Standard
Oil vs. Pearson Syndicate Interests in
(Mexico, or other interests, but he will
suspect you if he hears attacks on
Wilson, or If you mock at the heroism
of the American sailors slain in -Mexico.
Why not praise the heroism and patriotism of tbe dead, or of those wounded,
and use all means to explain war from
the Socialists' point of view? Statements may be made so that they cannot 'possibly be (misconstrued, and ideas
and arguments touching upon the flag,
the country and laws, may be used In
a friendly mood, and win our point at
1he"salntrtiflSeTv 7
JOHN
By Frank B. Norman
wa-. only a poor   outcast,
a
Health Restored By
T*a-tiresv
HAGEBSVH.I.E, Ont., Aug. 3601.1913.
"About two years ago, I found my
health in a very bad state.   My kidneya
•nd liver were not doing their work, and
I became all run-down.   I felt the need
of some good remedy, and having seen
"Fruit-a-tives" advertised, I decided to
try them.
This Is practically true 'when a letter
Is written to an editor for publication.
Socialists are now spread throughout
tbe United States In all cities, towns
and villages.     AHmost every city or
town has Its daily or weekly newspaper. During tbe year, Socialists may
take advantage of these papers,   for
every liberal newspaper will print a
fairly composed letter on an interesting subject.    Such letters by Socialists are to be seen daily in the New
York newspapers. But editors are only
human beings, and thoy too, like to be
petted and praised.    They like to be
recognised in their ability to write and
think, and we must take cognisance
of this psychological fact.    Instead of
hurting stones at editors and writers
of the press every time they come out
with laibor bating articles, It Is more
advisable to be reserved In treating
them at their worth.    It costs nothing to be polite, and Its practice tc*
compllshcs wonders.     Instead of al*
ways discovering evil, let us be ready
to observe the good in a nowojnuper.
Every time an editor's better self Is
seen In a paper, teU|ng torn* truth
or touching upon economic problems,
a Socialist should be ready with praise
of course appending Socialistic Inter*
pretatlons of the subject.
The question will perhaps be asked,
why not call things by tliolr true nam*
es? Why call black white? Why bo
cowardly in advocating a condition of
economic and Industrial Justice? If
we know that patriotism means war
for th# ivrotwttcm of( Invested capital
on foreign or domestic soil, why not
say eo? If an editor prostitutes himself In selling his brains to his matter,
and slavishly attacks labor's rights,
why not assail him bitterly?
That tbt answer to theae questions
should bt in the affirmative, Is not
questioned. Bnt can wt not be both
truthful tnd consistent, and at tht
tame time use the necessary tack In
speaking tnd discussing oar principles
with ordinary people? Will It hurt ua
If wt display tht sura and atrip**? In
eoieavortog to amellofate labor's lot
and tno thorn from wag* nietery, nto
wt Mt working for the count o** • titers? In our otraggto for aortal and
•ponomlr Jtstiee. art wt not in oeeetd
with othtee ami tvMtfon? If we rtftlm
that labor power la onr only property,
tre wt tot desiring to -protect property
•attAtt-a      m,9 9.,*%.   ,%■*.,   «■>       j.
John
tramp; one \vtmin you would hesitate
to pass without giving a wide berth.
He sat upon a park bench, his legs
crossed. His head hung in a limp attitude of despair and hopelessness;
dirty, unkempt, his clothes tatters. A
poor, forlorn looking creature, apparently beyond earthly hope. Yet, but
a few months ago John was a man re-
spectedv hard-working and Industrious,
surrounded with loving, well-kept children, whose hopes and trusts 'were
centered in their father. He and his
wife had bright hopes for the future.
He belonged to tbe Methodist
church; had a cosy and well-kept
home, full of peace and happiness.
And now he sits a tattered wreck on
the bench in the park, sleeping-
dreaming of his wife and little ones,
until a brutal policeman comes along
and raps him on hts swollen feet and
tells him to move on.
His wife and little ones, where are
they? Out in the dark abyss of despair, scattered among the wolves of
greed, to be de-voured.
Victims of the curse of drink I sup-'
pose you think/ but never a smell of
drink had passed those lips, until it became the last refuge of consolation In
bis hopelessness and despair. Drink
to drown the thoughts of 'those things
that bad gone forever.   '
No, John bad simply lost his job.
That was all. He could not find another. Times were hard. The world
of willing workers, needing things so
badly, were searching for jobs. And
why, when th$ world is full of raw
material and machinery to supply
their wants, should times be hard?
Because they had produced too
much for their needs when they had
jobs; produced it for th^lr masters,
who own and control their jobs. They
had produced more than their masters
could sell to a famished world of exploited workers. Their wages had not
been sufficient to buy what tbey bad
produced', so times are hard.
John Is a shoemakers. He tramps
from shoe factory to shoe factory in
his tattered shoes, until he reaches
the bench in the park.
—InJiis, tramps he sees-the-maehineryl!
lying Idle, the raw 'material piled
high and. hears the master say: "No,
Their effect, I found more than
satiifactory. Their action was mild and
the results all that could have been
expected.
My livei and kidneys resumed their
normal action after I had taken upwards
of a dozen boxes, and I regained my old
time vitality. Today, I am as well aa
ever, the best health I have ever enjoyed,
and I unhesitatingly give you this
testimonial for publication if you wish"
B. A. KEIAY.
In hundreds of letters received by the
Fruit-a-tives Company, tbe same expression is used "Fruit-a-tives is the bett
kidney remedy in the world". At any
rate, these tablets have proved the bent
to the hundreds of men and women who
bave been cured by taking them. 50c a
box, 6 for I-J.50, trial size, 25c. At all
dealers or sent on receipt of. price by
Fruit-a-tives Limited, Ottawa.
work, my stores are full of shoes
Itjs not drink that has made a
wreck of John and his loved ones. It
la tbe beast, called Capitalism. And
aad to say, it is John (and you wbo
vote to retain the old political parties
In .power; you who do not seek the
cause of hard times and their remedy)
that Is responsible for the existence
of this beast.
You believe the beast Is given Its
authority by the grace of God; you
vote to hold it in power; you revile,
persecute and ridicule those who are
opposed to it.
You read its newspapers stuffed full
of lies and apologies; you are interested only in what It wants you to be.
You listen to its voice and close your
eyes and ears to the call of those w>o
point the way to the only harbor,
wheie your homes and your loved ones
are secure and safe.
The habor of Socialism, whore the
machinery and the raw material shall
be free to use, and the Jobs shall belong to those .who labor; where the
parks shall be spots of beauty, and not
dumping grounds for tattereS wrecks
of ruined humanity.
Poor John.—X Y. Call,
If the farmers have poor crops, they
are hard up. If they have good crops
they are bought at cheap prices and
boarded in elevators and warehouses
by the masters of the money, and the
farmers are still hard up. What's the
answer?
Directory of Fraternal
Societies
INDEPENDENT ORDER
OF ODD FELLOWS
Meets every Wednesday
evening at 8 o'clock in K. P.
Hall.
Noble Grand, J. T. Puokoy;
Secretary, J. B. Mciklejohn.
ANCIENT ORDER OF
FORESTERS
Sleet at Aiello's Hall second and third Mondays in
each month.
John M. Woods, Secretary.
Fernie, Box 657.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
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., Jaa. Madison.
LOYAL ORDER OF
MOOSE
Meets every other Monday
at 8 p. m., in K. of P. Hall.
Dictator, F. H. Newnham.
Secretary, G. Moeee.
139 McPherson Avenue.
LOYAL TRUE BLUE ASSOCIATION
lady Terrace Lodge, No.
224, meets la tbe K. P. Hall
second and fourth Friday of
eaeb month at 8 p. m.
•MRS. J. BROOKS, W. M.
W. ORR. Secretary.
LOYAL ORANGEMEN
Terrace Lodge 1713. Meet
at the K. P. Hall first and
third Friday evening ot each
month at 7:30. Visiting brethren cordially Invited.
R. CRIOH1TON, W. M.
DR. DeVAN'S FRENCH PILLS «
sulatinr Pill for Wemtn. fS a box or three (or
$10 . Sold at all Draff Stores, or mailed to an?
addnu on receipt of price. Tae Boontu Dat'o
Co., 8t Catbartoea, Ontario.
FHOSFHONOCTOR MENTIS
Vitality; for Nerve and Brats; lncmaai "en?
nutter'; a Tonic— will buUd you up. fl • box, or
two for 18, »t druir atom, or by mail on receipt
ot price, Th i Soobcu. I)»do Co., St Cfctfaariata,
Ontario.
MARK THE  DATE  ON  YOUR CALENDAR
FERNIE
Crow's Nest Business
College
 Acd Aeadasty-*f Lugauges	
J. W. Benaett, Principal
Classes arranged for any time
during day'or evening
Writ* Far Ptateattmt
Johnson-Falconer Block
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THE DISTRIOT LEDGER, FERNIE3. C., JULY 18,1014
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WILL A DOLLAR STRETCH?
Our great July Clearance Sale makes us answer most einphaticall—Yes. A wonderful Jnly Clearance Sale of Dry Gdbds,
Notions, Ladies1 Ready-t6-Wear Millinery, Underwear, Hosiery etc., 10 days starting fj-om Friday, July 17th.
Help yourself to these great July clearance sale bargains—it is your opportunity to secure wanted and seasonable merchandise at a saving of from 25 to 35 per cent on the dollar. There is no exaggeration in the special price quoted you below, every
item listed here being under priced and it is fo your advantage to make early selection.
A dollar saved is a dollar made.   You can save many dollars by buying your wanted goods at these greatly reduced prices
Grocery Specials
For Saturday
SPLENDID OFFERING OF MEN'S SUITS
at   $12.50
AVe have sclectc1. 320 Suits from our stock and
jou will find them assembled on one of our cloth-
ing racks and on display in our big windo^, so
you can ran your cje through them in a fev* minutes and weigh them against your money. There
are several;excellent browns in reddish mixtures
and self-stripes, a choice of greys and blues. Mosr
of these Suits have been selected from $10.50 to
$18.50 grades, being patterns that wwi represented by an incomplete range of sizes. Altogether there is excellent choosing in every size from
32 to 44.
Men who have a suit to buy should not Tail t*>
look this offer over. We are confident of its
ability to please you,
The Trites Wood Fay Day Price is $12.50
CHILDREN'S STRAW SATS AT 25c. EACH
We will clear the balance of our stock of children's Straw and Linen Hats at 25c.
This price will hold good for Saturday and Monday only. »
MEN'S SPLIT STRAW SAILORS
Here's an opportunity to make your dollar do
-the work of three. Men's fine split straw boaters,
beautifully finished with heavy black silk bands,
all sites, 6% to 7%, will be cleared at our Pay Day
price , $1.00
WORKING   GLOVES
Men'« Mustang Gloves with string wrist fasteners,
the strongest Glove made to stand rough wear, soft
and pliable.,   On sale pay day at ...... BOc, pair
PAY DAY SPECIALS IN FOOT WEAR
Ladies' High Grade Footwear at greatly reduced
prices. High-cut laced and button Boot*, made on
good up-to-date lasts, in patent, gun metal and vici
kid leathers.    Regular values $3.75 to $5.00.     N
Special for pay day only at $1.90 pair
Ladies' low cut Shoei, in purafci and ties, alio
one, two and three strap Slippers, in small siaes,
21^ to 4% These aro odd lines that must be
cleared out.    Kegulnr values to 14.50.
Special pay day priee  $1.60 fair
Odd linen of boys and youth*' Boots at bargain
price*, flood, serviceable Hhoes for everyday wear
in all sixes from 8 to 13. See bargain table for
these values.
Special in Mens Footwear
Odd lines of men's high grid* tibtm in Qro, A.
I      . It M'      '     *.*• 1* *  . ..*■>.   ml .-t*
*..*,'.,      **.***M»
gun metal and viei kid leathers at greatly reduced
prices.    See bargain tsbl* fur these vslnes.
Men's low cut Oxfurds at $2.50 pair. In patent
colt, gun metal snd tan calf leathers. Regular
values $5fi0.   f-fpeetal pay day ptnro— UM pair
July Clearance Sale
 j—
Come and take advantage of the wonderful
Bargains to be obtained during this
sale»You can save dollars v
25 to 35 per cent off the dollar
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EVERY WASH DRESS IN THE STORE
UNDER PRICED FOR THE JULY
CLEARANCE SALE
You save from 25 to 35 per cent. Every Wash
Dress (all the white and colored dresses) in the
department bears a ticket with a Special price on
it. Beautiful white lingerie dresses, white reps,
ratines, crepes,-colored ducks, muslins, etc., beautiful street dresses, made in newest model, embroidery and lace trimmed gowns suitable for every
^wn~^wM"^a^^felse^iusnhT^yl«.l 'forT
street and afternoon wear. The regular price is
forgotten on these dresses and choosing from any
dress in stock you will be quoted a reduced price,
saving you in many instances 35 per cent.
See them in the front window, each with a special
price ticket.
SEPARATE   SKIRTS (including Waah Skirts).
A SPECIAL DISCOUNT OF 20 per cent.
HOUSE DRES8E8-EVERY COLOR AND DYE
SPECIAL  $1.60
Dresses for ordinary wear made from goad
quality print, cfcambray, percale and gingham;
made in good styles and splendid color for washing
and wearing.   Special   each $1.60
CRUMB STANDARD ENGLISH PRINTS
8 Yards for $1.00
.£Sruroi^JBrints-ae*Uthe^toad4^^
A range comprising Serges, Panamas, tweeds
and Waah Skirts in ducks, pique, rep, etc., made up
in all the beat styles and made on good quality
materials. Choose from any Skirt in stock at a
Discount of 80 per oent.
TRIMMED HATS
FOB JULY CLEARANCE "".n AT LESS THAN
COST OF THE TRIMMINGS.    TWO
LOTS $1.96 and $3.»
LOT No. 1—Consists of Ready-to-Wear Hats
made in the season's newest style and colorings,
vslue formerly as high as $6.60 for  $1.90
LOT tfo. 2—About 20 Hate in good styles and re-
presenting values formerly sold as high ss $12.50.
To el-Mr it * $8.18
ANY WOMAN'S SUR IN TEE HOUSE POR
$18.00.    The Formar Prices Range From
$36.00 to $46.00
An -txirrtur.iirtrtry Huh bargain; vhwm from any
Hutt Uh ra fttotk, biwwiw, IvU' k», Mm* Ami gr«yt.
f"«^*»«»' Q»*»-it tMtnfwf fttn-ttfr lb* t**w*al 1h**m end t*m-
', x.-'Vi'' IV *ti*H* WfiJn-mlrMt.* *ty\** n* etxewnx it
All lh'* large easlefii cities, PMn tailored .°»H*
«p im, f-fS.ffl*. 'f^wy tatt-wr**! iMt* tmm tflfflteW fir*
$15.00.    All one price  $16 00
 ~* ~~~—„,**_,-„,^——w^-*..^-*.,^—_,„TT   .
made in guaranteed pure fast dyes; unapproachable for hard wear.
Special ..... 8 Yards for $1.00
ANDERSON'S ZEPHERS and GINGHAMS
Special 8 Yards for $1.90
The best gingham sold in Canada today: English
manufacture; patterns up to the minute on a cloth
noted particularly for its good wearing qualities.
Special.... 8 Yards for $1.00
ODD LINEN COLLARS
Something for next to nothing; not all sizes, but
to anyone procuring their site an extra special
value.  Regular 20c to 25c ; special, 4 for 26c
WASH UELTS-Extra Special
16c. Each
Abort five doien in the lot, embroidcrol   nnd
plain; brass buckles.    Extra special ... .each 16c.
BIO BATH and LINEN TOWELS
Extra Special, eact 20c
Large site Bath and Linen Towels in a big selection ; just the towel for everyday ordinary wear.
Spaoial, each .......... 20c
HONEYCOMB  BID  8PRBADS.   8pedal  $146
t*
Whit* and rolored Bedspreads that wffer you exceptional value at $1.15, the quantity is limited so
we urge an early selection.    Spadal.. $1.16 aaeh.
STRIPED AMD PLAIN FLANNELETTE.
■^OJj^m-mnnoj OS JJmm mem mm^ m^mee
K h\f m-nf* ot tq&orxM ytdttntn to t-httrm* from,
alao plain pink, white and blaY, a quality that wfl!
give best wearing satiafbHtfon. ' Pm tmm filling
attddrtaing.   Spadal, 2 yards for ......... S8e.
SEE OUR WINDOW DISPLAY
Gold Standard Liquid Ammonia, pts., 2 for. .$ .28
Mixed Biscuits, 2 f or    .28
Crawford English BiscuHs, per lb    .30
Robin Hood Porridge Oats, per pa    .20
Robin Hood Wheat Qermade, 2 pa    58
Robin Hood Flour, 98 lb. sack 3.10
Robin Hood Flour, 49 lb. sack    1.80
Medicine Hat Flour, 98 lb. sack 2.88
Laurentia Milk, 20 oz. tins 10
Sniders' Catsup, pints 30
Lombard Plums, 3 lb tins, 2 for    .28
Oranges, per 1-2 case  • 2.28
Red Seal Jam, per tin 80
Sheriff's Jelly Powder, 4 for    .26
Pure L&rd, 3 lb. pail 60
Mixed Nuts, per lb *    -20
Red Cross Pickles, 18 oz 28
Heinz's Tomato Soup, small size    .10
Special Blend Bulk Tea, 3 lbs. for  1.00
FreslfCaWageTpWlK^ '^~
Mention's Talcum Powder, per tin 18
Lyman's Talcum Powder, large size j,,   .28
Beecham'8 Pills, per box     .20
Seidlitz Powders, per pa 16
Beef. Iron and Wine, 16 oz 60
Magnesia, 16 oz i .40
Magnesia, 32 oz    .76
Horlick 'a Malted Milk, small size    .40
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Hardware
Department
WASHING MACHINES
Reacting      .  $6.60 for $7.80
8nowball   $0.00 for $8.00
New Century $11.80 for 10.00
Velox Power   $19.00 for 17.60
WRINGERS
Combination beneh and wringer,
F0||f      * * * * a * * t • n n t t n • n * * * * e e * a e-V   CS»0U   10*    3^1 aW
Combination beneh and wringer,
reg    7.00 tor $6.28
Universal Wringers, reg. 4.00 for $3.80
Royal Canadian  .reg, 4.50 for $3.75
Kit reg, 6.00 for $4.00
"       reg. 5JMfor$4J»
Ajax rig, 10.00 for $8.80
$1.10 for .90
. .90 for .76
. 1.40 for $1.18
. ] JS for $1.06
. 1.10 for .%
. l.» for $1.06
. MO for $M0
. 100 for $1.10
. 2.25 for $188
Oval Market Basket, regular
Oval Market Baskets, regular	
ftquar* Butfhtr Bankets, regular..
Square Butcher Bankets, regular .
Clothe* Basket*, regular	
Clothe* Baskets, regular	
Clothes Baskets, regular .........
Clothe* Bank*!*, regular	
Clothe* Baskets, regular	
(tottutt ttttvutitut
Regular
Regular
Regular
> l • * M  I » I
l«ll  II t * l
.15 for .»
JO far Ji
for .SB
Gal. Pails, regular ; .60 for .80
Qai. P-ails,regular ..........   ...... ^5 for .SO
oai. insiis, tegular ,.........,.,,.... ,eo net .-Wt
usi tTuis, regular .,.......,.,.,..., .so fm .00
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^srl TRITES-WOOD COMPANY, Ltd
BRANCHES AT FHRNIE, MICH«L, NATAL AND COM. CREEK

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