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Provincial Library   Jun 30-14
Industrial Unity is Strength
The Official Organ of District No, 18, U. M. W. of A.
Political Unity is Victory
No. 32, Vol. VII.
$1.00 A YEAR
Examinations for certificates of proficiency for
diggers will be held at Coal Creek on April 6th. It
is very important that all diggers who have not
already secured certificates should take this opportunity to do so, as there will be a showing of certificates demanded shortly after the examination
and all those not possessing same will be debarred
from working.
It appears aiccordlng to the last, issuo of the, Ledger that -tihe Kev. J. J.
Greenlee lias taken upon himself to
feel offended at our news Items and
eomiplalns .that our version of life as
■we see *lt in Hosmer is highly tinged
with our Imaginative faculties. We
never, knew we -possessed the heavensent -gift! Having ajways thought we
were regarded more or less as a sort
of -an onorj-' son of Satan whose specialty iwas .in -defiance of all the hypocritical cant which is disseminated in
Hoamer -and masquerades as .truth
and knowledge.
Now, the news item as John J.
would see it should be: A meeting
■was called in Hosmer at tlie request
of som© dozen boys to see if a Boy
Scout company could be formed. The
rev. gentleman very discreetly omits
to state that -he personally solicited
boys to join the scouts, which he did.
At least, that's what the 'boys assert.
Now, a lawyer would say if you omit
(■he vital .part of a statement you -may
•be ipenilously near uttering a falsehood, and barken, ye workers, this is
how ithe item should read: Jlr. Greenlee 'being actuated by an unswerving
patriotism, personalty solicited the
'boys of Hosmer to form a Boy Scout
conypasy. -To train them to .shoot
■their 'parent* he claims is highly- hyperbolical! But notwithstanding his
tpooh! -pooh! the comment ds justified
by facts. Baden Powell made no 'bones
about it, for -wherever he was acclaimed as the new apostle he asserted Boy
Scouts logically went to the territor-'
kls; militia or the regulars.   Colonel
iHnll mf T.lncil-tt Pnt 'me**fttliig_famA_flgJ**am
takes in the matter? Do we not see
the inmates hauled up before the beak
and periodically fined their little fine
nnd practically told to go and sin
again? We happen to have som© un*-
disputable data on this matter and
havo in our possession a copy of a
petition hawked amongst the business
-people two or three years ago by a
legal gent to show the authorities that
they,, the business people, regarded
t'ho absence of a segregated area as
a detriment to the -prosperity of the
town and "they actually succeeded in
getting it re-established. We have
actual knowledge of the court proceedings here, tout we have never yet
known of a case where the Oriental
was ibefore Uie "beak," This is the
■matter that we attack and it is none
of any funeral if the rev. gent objects.
That is 'bis^iKiivilege.
Wiith regard to other affairs in Hos-
■mer, we shall always be found trying
to state exactly what happens. Our
rev. friend and the thfnking portion of
■Hosmer must understand that /the
District Ledger is published in the interests of tiie working class and if our
views do not coincide .with those of
the intellectual section of this burg
we would advise them to get wise to
our aims and objects.
LONDON, March 29.—lt is understood that tlie interviews between Mr.
Kamsay '.McDonald, the chairman of
the .parliamentary labor party, and Mr.
Lloyd George, seeking to prevent -tr.1-
i angular contests, have been official
and successful. !t is added that as a
result of the agreement, Mr. Ramsay
will get the portfolio of minister of labor in the next Liberal government.
There are evidences, however, that the
rebels In the party are planning a tug
campaign which Is going to embarrass
the government considerably.
Mr. McDonald may he desirous of
effecting a •com-prom-ist*! with the As-
qulth government, but can he control
the majority of workers in Great Britain? We think not. Every attempt
at coalition only seems to disgust the
workers more and more. The ina-bility
of leaders to effect suoh a coup d'etat
may well be questioned when we regard labor conditions in England today. Mr. Ramsay may experience some
'Mr. J.  W.  BpiMirit  will  deliver an
! address on "The Theory of Karl 'Marx"
in the new Socialist Hall, on Sunday,
A-pril 5th, at 7.-15 p. m., when all are
invited to attend.
I Twenty-Two Sentenced to Long Terms
j    Will Be Released Soon, and Fines
!       of Strikers Will Be Remitted
South Wellington, B. C.
March l!li, 1914.
Editor, District Ledger,
Fernie, B. C.
Dear Sir,—Please find resolution appended hearing on the deportation of
the South African labor leaders.   We,
Local No. 30, S. D. P., South Wellington, hereby make an ap-peal to all organizations of working nieu to forward
■sent hy Bowser to Nanaimo. thought
to execute "ze grande coupe," so he
surrounded a hall in which a public
meeting was being  held  and.  as a
Victoria officer put It, "ordered ua to
arrest the .whole bally cheese!" Now,
tills is what we would like to bring to
the rev, gent's attention: As the workers were marched out of the hall they
were sunprtaed to see in the ranks of
the militia former fellow workers who
probably had suffered as victims of a
coal company's tyranny and were unable to get work on the Island and
had *>erforce to go to Vancouver and
look for a job as street car men. Lured
by the idea of a couple   of  weeks
camp life, tbey had joined the Vancouver   "Hlghiaoders."    The   strike
came on and tbe militia are sont over
and an our friend says, "That is all
..there Is to it." The militia were armed and I need aot remark ordered to
shoot il arrest was resisted, and we
know of one ease where a father saw
his son in the thin red line.   And
again, I .would say that is alt there is
to it!    Most organized workers are
against    militarism,    mllitiaism   or
scoutism.   See Vancouver Island. Colorado, Michigan, or the comic opera
stunt of the BrtUsh Army aristocrat*
today.  Where John   Ward.   M.   P.,
makes toe statement that Britain ls
•possessed by the army.   And if air.
Greenlee has any imagination left the
little trinity wbo attended his last
meeting should surely convince him
how the parents of Hosmer feel on
tlm matter.   This takes on to  Uie
•flrtt pa-rt of our friend'* kick.   The
m-cond lend* us to where lie say* our
imagination   leads   us   beyond   our
depth.   We r-nported a meeting of the
Hoard of Trade where n  resolution
wat* *|m»«#'<1 nnent a crowing lo facilitate traffic to the segregated area, of
wh'iih eur fr'end 'was present    The
account of the meetlns was correct j
nml wi* deft- rnnitnidlrtlnn    Out- i-m- I
frletid   dwHM   flgaliitt   sny  aUaeitj
nnd» by u» "tt that district*, but we
,iVi,,i, ym t.t -iiHf.ro'tnd thai It is only!
thi* flto-h cf the Institution
nlal Secretary, and -by so doing show
the powers that h& that such Russianized actions have the condemnation of
the workers throughout the Empire.
Fellow workers, comrades and brothers, we have felt the Iron heel of
capital on Vancouver. I have seen the
iron first used in DuWiti, South Africa,
New Zealand, Australia and elsewhere?
j and In a short .time It may be your
[turn to feel it, so join us In protesting
against the tyranny of the master
class and their hirelings.
Yours for the revolution.
LOCAL No. 30, S. D, P.,
South Wellington.
WHEREAS it is a .well known fact
that tihe ostensible reason for the
South Afrtoaniwor was tliat Britishers
were disenfranchised, while It is equally well known that the real reason
was to give the British capitalists new
fields ln which to exploit labor; and
WHEREAS the worker, who is always -forced to fight his master's battles, brought about the conquest of tlie
South African Republic t and
WHEREAS ten of tiie workers' representatives have been deported from
South Africa for exercising tlieir constitutional right! sand
WHUKHA8-the interests of the
workers the world over are Identical;
thot we, tho ntem-bert of South Wellington. U, C. Social Democratic Party
protest against the despotic and highhanded treatment handed out to the
members of our class by the 'hireling*
of the capitalist dais in South Africa.
and we demand that they be Immediately taken buck to South Africa.
Several features of historical and
educational interest are programmed
for this week end. Tonight "In the
Days of Trojan," an historic Roman
spectacular production, with splendid
setting and gorgeous costumes of that
period, will be screenpd. On Friday,
a two-reel Essany, "The Three Gamblers,'" a. sensational Western drama,
and several comedies. For Saturday,
big two-part Vita-graph comedy, ".Terry's IMother-'in-law," is .promised. nttd
•this, it is claimed, is one of the greatest mirth-producing films ever made.
The mo'ther-in-kiw does not contradict
her title, and puts it all over Jerry
and hi-s wife. He buys n tin armour
thnt helps some. But mother-in-law
douses him in the bath tub nnd decides to prolong her stav indefinitely.
But Jerry is not beat. He goes to a
hypnotist show, and secures a book on
jtbat subject. ReturnlnR, lie throws
jsurh an unholy scare Into mothcr-ln-
' law ihat she flees the housa and calls
the police to protect her. Jerry alpo
enlists their aid, and together they
succeed in vanquishing the trouble
maker. The film mi^-lit justly be entitled    "Toe^ Mueh_ iMother-ln-lfi-w^
of Gold," drama: "Too Mary Brides."
Keystone comedy; and a splendid
Pathe educational feature, "Breeding
Trout by the .Millions."
On Saturday, Sunday cuuj Monday,;    OTTAWA, iM-arch   I'T.—On  the  re-i
April 4th, iith and ft.h. Brigadier and [commendation of Hon. C. J. Doherty,
Mrs; Hunter will conduct services at I Minister of Justice, l!2 of the Nanaimo,
the Solvation Army Citadel. Monday
night a demonstration of mission
iwork amongst criminal tribes in India will be given and admission may
■be gained by ticket.
L. O. O. M.
iMenvbers In arrears are reminded j
that all dues may bo paid into the
secretary, G. F. Moses, on Monday
evening from 7 until close of lodge.
It was decided to give all those in
arrears another opportunity to come
through, but all .who have not done so
by April 15th will incur suspension.
Brother Evans was present last
Monday evening and gave the mem-
■bers a real live talk, and the meeting
was voted one of the most entertaining since the inauguration of the
lodge. All members and visitors are
cordially invited to attend next -M on-
day evening.
li. C, coal mine strikers who .were
sentenced to long terms of Imprisonment several months ago, are to be
released as soon as the necessary
papers reach the governor of the penitentiary in New Westminster, B. C,
where the strikers are serving their
Hon. Mr. Doherty's recommendation
was placed before H. R. H. the governor general today, who accepted it
and signed the papers for the release
of the men. The strikers were fined
$100 each when sentenced. This money
will now be remitted to them.
I. O. O. F.
•Mount Fernie Ixidge and Esther Re-
Ibekah Lodge will attend divine service at the English Church on Sunday, April 26th, ln the evening. All
■members and visiting brethren are
requested to take note of this date
and ibe on hand.
On Monday, April 27th, a grand ball
will toe held in the Victoria Hall, and
as the entertainment committee 'have
given assurance that the event will
be a success, 'both socially and financially, it is up to members to give
every support.
Tihe committee in charge of the
above wish to convey to the tradespeople and citizens of Fernie tlieir
best thanks for the generous aud
ready respone made to their appeal
for prizes.
As a. result the committee have now
some 31 useful and handsome prizes,
which will be drawn for on Monday,
May 18th, at the Grand Theatre. Tickets are now on sale at 25 cents each,
ahd you will be assisting a most wor-
Miy cause if you secure one at once.
Dawson Benedict was given fifteen
days for theft of a pall of lard at Elko.
Chief Mlnty, of the Provincial police, will go to Hazelton. North B. C,
aud Chief Baytes, of Tete Jeencache,
has been appointed to take his place
in Fernie.
Million W°rkers
Out on Strike
Miners, Street Car, Railway, Building j of paynien of ic.nors from tht- sw«-n
Trades Employees—England pksn to th" run .if hiIihj lu.-ii is lis*
Faces General Tie-up jcausr of An* siiui-do-.-.-u, operators* re-
;'ti--ii!A' to tciK'w ii'iiirin:!s i \pirin-g to-
morrow unMI cnn,!.tions rt'suiting from
'.hi' new lev*  br-c-fim*-- more s-j-tcU'il.
Th(£_above is ;-. wr. tunou-: h.:a!e Of ,.
aiiiT but-ai; should  no: b- inisi^.'n-
tflTiVV?1''^*^'  '•''*' B"'n i,n-' on
trlke, as^i'tiyd! tHkh'.-; l,:i>e statu!.
The men »r<- iJrv/^on strike in any *i»f
fjto} confederate  sWk,  nor  is tht-r-o
Vfi6» HO'llhoal Uia: tWy-Vii: !>.'. Them
mny be a tcrfiyeriry lie-dp peniHn-*K the
fixing of ,-igi-eemi*iiis, all of which es-
piced on April Igt.      y
NKW YORK, March 31.—A London
cable says:   "England faces a strike
of almost 1,000,000 workingmen.   One.
hundred thousand   coal   miners ■rbP^i'Li
quit iwork  in, Yorkshire and ifoOjOOd^
more   declare   they   will   stDrke\J^s""'
'week unless their demand fof/a scale
cf Eiiniiiiuni wage is granted!1, -
"A strike of workers on theaLondou
subway and street cars in fixed ""
Wednesday  unless   an  agreement
reached.   The compromise with
000 railroad employees expires soo'
and their leaders swear that'certain
grievances must be remedied.
"Ten thousand more men are to be
called out In the ibuilding trades
it ,fe-
Mines Are Closed
CLEVELAND, Ohio, March 31.—
With few exceptions every coal .mine
in Ohio was closed down Indefinitely
tonight.    vLocal   operators, estimate
that 50,000 miners are. affected.   He-
cent legislation changing the method
Mnhnni'tncl Kh.'iii. the .-icciismI in
the Wardner murder case, has imp-lii-
cated two other Hindoos, Rahan Singh
and Behr Singh, while Bud.i;hraii SineSi
is being held as a witness. No lows
than four lawyers have ibet-n enga^-nt
hy the crown and -lihe accused a>i.il
Rahan Singh and IWir Slnsrh w-3W be
given a preliminary li-earin-g at Cra-n-
brook next Monday. The case pnoufc-
ises to ,be a very comiplioated one, an<l
the 'hearing will no doubt Inst several
The management report shipments
of Californian produce, cucumbers,
lettuce, celery, tomatoes, asparagus
and cauliflower, also California-Washington navel oranges. All these are
In prime condition and the very finest .produce of the Pacific state. -
The Veteran* meet next Sunday at
^fctTA-Kf-ysji--*"^.**. i   «P— LWJU^.^11.3..
W. H. Newraarsh, engineer for the
Fernle-Calgary railway, -was In town
this iweek.
The annual general meeting of Uie
Fernie Athletic Association was held
ln the City -Chambers on Wednesday,
April 1st. Present: President McDougall. Vice President Lowe and Sec-
retary Claridge. There were also tiie
following representatives: Football,
Messrs. Gregory and Stewart; lacrosse, Messrs. McDou&al and Gar-
bett; city, Messrs. Graham and Robi-
chaud; 'board of trade. Messrs. iMorri-
son and Norton; Civilian Rifle Association, Messrs. Bean and Gould; Fernie School Association, Principal Daniels; United iMlno Workers of .America, T. Uphill; Fernie fire department,
Chief 'MoDougal and J. R. Lowe; curling club, 'Messrs. Olson and Klauer.
On motion It was moved that the
minutes of the 'previous annual meeting be adopted as read.. It was also
moved that the minutes of the special
meeting bo adopted as read. The -financial statement was read and received.
Election ol' officers for the ensuing
term resulted aa follows: lion. piWl-
dent, ,\, L. Gates; hon. vice president,
W. R. Wilson; president, D. McDougall; i*iee president, J. P. Lowe; treas-
jurer, Mr. Burns Hlome Bank); secretary, C, W. Claridge; executive,
Miss Jessie Dobson has been appointed stenographer-bookkeeper to
the Fernie Co-operative,
We learn on good authority that a
congenial assistant at the Ingram's
lunch counter anticipates touring the
The amounts contributec
1 to
the debt
on the Methodist Church
age were as follows:
Coal Creek subscriptions
Five Fernie friends 	
Personal friends of the
Mr, Philp	
,'    17.00
Net proceeds of, concert .
.    22.00
Total received
* .$M77.to
.„.,<„, -.uu..^ auL.n.iiJu-.co "j»»<"s l"ejDc'bt $325.19; expenses $2.00. 1127
country as a pool expert.   The gentle-] .  	
man in question has already some forty-nine shots at'hls command, but considers a tour necessary to acquire proficiency in the fiftieth.
The monthly tea of the Methodist
Ladles' Aid will be held at Uie tiorae
of Mrs. W. R, Wilson, Tuesday afternoon, April 7tto, from 3 to 15.
Mr. and Mrs. Win. Wlnstanley and
Robert Wlnstanley left Fernie last
week and will make their future home
on their ranch ln Crescent Valley.
New furniture for sale; library table, reading lamp, dining room set,
buffet, rugs, beds, llmoges dinner set.
stoves. On view 2 to 4 p. >m. Monday
and following day*. O. W. Rosa, 29
Baver Avenue.
W. L. Phillips will make a special
■house to house -canvas of Coal Creek
(l '
The management have succeeded in
securing a splendid program of films
for this week end. For Friday thoy
are showing six reels, including the
following: "The Second Shot," "In the
Dredger's Claw." "Patiie's Weekly."
^Mystery of the Stolen Child." "Waht-
ed—A Plumber" and "Too Many
Cups." (The latter two ate splendid
comedies., For Saturday, a special
feature film has been secured at great
expense, entitled "The Battle of Freedom." This Is a story of the Boer
war, and is one of the most realistic
and dramatic features ever filmed upon ihat historic event. The, management have decided to keep the prices
as usual, ten and fifteen cents.
On .Monday, April 13th, "Byron's
Troubadours" will be here for a one
night engagement, while the following
week will see the famous Allen Players back In town at this theatre.
Balance on hand
.*% 50.21
the weather be favora'ble, the "con-cert
will take place on -Uio outside, A
splendid musical program is arrange*!.
A start is to be made on the football grounds on Thursday morning.
The mines here are only working
four days per week, being Idle o»
Wednesday and Saturday afternoons
from ;! p. m. until '.'. p. m. Mondays, ami
♦ ♦
The local Knights, of Pythias wero
•busy encage! ini:-In-ing .'mh or thr**?
innocent* into the liiyste-nt-s, etc., of
•the order'at thf-Lr wer-ting Thursday
A little of the old -party spirit secuns
Id have rt'iurned to Hosmer and the
married and single- are to ixutl-e for
the football supremacy of the .town- no
The losww
'Mi-furs, 'McDonald,   Stewart,   Mc!>ou
life IT FiUtTHRR MMOLVBO thst If^^t'^l^i JS' Vmi
a cow of this resolution be forwtmlH
to the labor press of Canada and Oivnt
Britain for publication, with a ropiest
for endorsatlon from all working cla**
«Jr*-«t  HriiainV strongest miner
IIS IV*. in M,»t i> in l',tv uu> utau in
Graham and Rev. McQuarrie
U»'|ir»R«>ntitthe rphlH addressed the
meeting on the proposed sports of Sub
District No. I, United Mine Workers of
Amorlca. on Mny Ih*. to thi* vtteel tin*
thn Sub District had decided to hold
th'-'r Slnv D-tv r-iMf'br.itlnn Itt f?i»» Hfv
of Fernie, and risked tho co-operation
(,>f the itcvoclntluii It mttklna the day
t li rt t welC, on thc left and right, clean, doubl.-,
won! 1 attack.    We know  there arc clean or press, for best purs«» offend.
eirrtiiosft'''   r«i*>ns  which  we. a* So-1 If no mph   in tw month wil! »-'-;i«ni
«'4*4U*"i««. wcMtit f«ir iim eK-Mtcnc** of i title.
the triff'c, Wbo it» ilwr,.* in Ibi* town
lhat in not aware hat a slant-eyed
Ori-Hital ccllerts a* * tribute two or
(•Ixffi* Mftilred doliiirs a mDitth na
rent? Doos not everyl-^wly know the
mittUs    «}M**r,»    j*.»r;    ill*'    K-i'iVeritWi't't
H»!*'y to K (>«i.-ni(, ;r;iiner, l;,iv IT!.
Ii Owens i» wilUitu to life am 112
lad lt» the P«*<* mi Hte single, do»hI<-
linmlfd   eleein   lift*
Box   IT1. Kern 11-
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■nn' '
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motion li  t\:n decli'-i d <li.it :hi»>
i I Mit,,- Workeri of Amer't-a lie
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■• rl** ) 'Ini lu pt r n ii' due thi),
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t,1  A      it   tllll\   bo   »"i*    !   t'i it   •' '•'
Uro. Elmer, lecretary of Michel t-o-
cal, Bends us the following pointer* on
the Preferential Ballot which wiil, no
t'oulit, be gre«itl.v aitpreciated 4iy the
membership of the Dlctriet. The contributor has succeeded In elucidating
some very fine iiolnts tn connection i
with the ballot, but modestly renntiks |
at the conclusion iif his letter to uh: jUiiHerti
"As I think It most - essentia) that a —
the members should undcratand tills J
'itimthud,   I   !i.iw   done,   the   Iseiii   I.f'hurrh
! could,  although  1  fully  rf-allsM* that' _
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oughly, ihuviiiB only litmrd the mutts r|Duiunr
I explained  onre.  by   Mr.   IlitmSlt*m  in |
Rev. lir. Philp will speak next Sunday evening on tiie educational *\ ork
of the iMethodlst; Churchi The officials
will meet at the clos& of the service.
The   wintrvA condtttons   prevailiuar
to secure all eligible for the voters' 'have not tieen conductive to the bort'i- j _£0°" as tbe ground is dry.	
iTist-on-jSmurdayr'ApTlntbr rcuTtiafarpursuits of this camp.       "   l"are 'xo_iwt-njpt "n-^fiuiwTimner ana
The "'Amateur Dramatic Society are
busy rehearsing a new piece for production in the near future.
Charlie .Williams, the, crack pool
pool player of New York, gave a very
Interesting exhibition of pool in the
Club Hall'before a very large audience
on Tbuifday evening last. He also
played one of our local culsts, .proving the winner, A, subfitaotlitl coUec
tion was taken up during the evening.
The Un can brigade are attending
rehearsals ln full force. The event
to take place is not far from Coyote
Street.   Awaiting developments.
The old custom of April fooling was
carried out with vim and gusto in the
camp, several of our well-known's 'being easy victims.
Tom France was admitted to Fertile
hospital for treatment on Thursdav
evening last. Hope to see you around
soon, fiom.
Wc ifcarn that Jack Bell, who was
admitted to hospital to undergo un
operation, is progressing very favorably.
Mrs. Lawtber Morton came home
from hospital oil Tuesday, IxwUier
all smiles now.
llm Crockelt ha« severed his eon-
nectton as outside tracklayer for tho
company to take in fields and pas-
turps new, Jim hna been urmind here
fnr Hie la*t nine years. Like leaving
home, Jim?
We learn lhat an old friend, Rotoln-
son Welsh, intends JolnltiK the "noble
l; army of martyrs" somewhere around
••; | payday.
li Intcr-Club Oames
,| Thai a -iiirli of hwtltliy r|i:ilrv it*
■\\t\*i between Co.il t'rork nnd |-Vr:>ltj
f'clnlm Wil** <U'Hf'tiri"t nn Sifui"!-iv ov.
iiciiiiiK l»Kl. I lie lui-.tl ll>«-r ln'lliK fllii-l
_'|ti( it- utmoHi eninicltv li> i-ntltUf'dv-.*
fo'lonlim Jir.- tin- tsimieti  |iln>-t-l
Preferential Ballot
For District President
< You have three choices!
Namo   11 Choice' 2 Choice 13 Choice ]
llli-'   liU'    coin 1 lltlOII.
For District Presidsn*
i V  it litve «hrei' cboleewi
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iwllol   weu
>ou   vend
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if   -spofti'd.
vftur IIi-h!
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•time spirited   lietting  on   the  rftsi»H
can be expected.
Dr. Niblet, of Macleod, was in lown
Sunday examining two serious case*)
of injury on behalf *.£ the Insurance
An athletic club meriting was betil
Friday last and, ior a wonder, ihe
committee turned up in full force." Tl»e
business was mainly iu connoetio^
■witli ways and meajis regarding thu
coming football season. The finan^ki)
results from the baAket «ocIil w«m»
very gratifying, something in the
neighborhood of }1C0 being clearctl
The Hosmer Opera Houtwt was well
filled on Wednesday last by an a*jv
preclntlve audience to witness -Ibo representation of Cleopatra by tho mv»-
Ing plcturo route.
Say, boys, how would you like to l*»-
long to the iutelie«u«J or ihe thtnP-
ing imrtion of HoconerT Wonder V
these people eier (iiink why nbout
titty miners or barktautdo nre looking
every noon (cap in ttaud) for a jot* ait
tbe right to live?
The llomner liquor Company is
busy erecting a verandah at the Norl*
end of their tniildli*. They will now
have a H-e-cluded *rW»w of the ootop
ovens. \
Alec Allan r«-|>ortfi the arrival «tf
unottier bnekhnnd mid we dn not knww
the weight, but -Mm Allen ls report*-*!
to *>e doing well.
The Board of Trade «MII mt-ei nest
Mondny nlglit. We wonder If there
will bo any gentleman public *plrit««i
enmiEh to go Into tbe matter of slww*.-
er hours and a half holiday during th»
j.uiiinii't- -~4-;inoti (or ttt-e ,iHii,< untK,
Simlv ;*ll tlu1 buftintws ln tlie thrtvlw
m«-pri|iol!s tan b»» done In iho rourM*
„f :.."> hours dtirhiK iW wi-»-l»
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women oi ret me and Mtciwl tn tbt Civic Park,
Wett I'trnie. A strong committee has been form.
td to make amnffemenU tod collect lubtcrlptloni
Tbt tradttintD will bt aaktd to oontribntt towards
this celebration, ai it is realized tbat a number of
pecpM wim ot aiuraoltd to tmt town ami consider-
ablt btnineti acome tb-trtTrom. A. spltndid program will bt fixed np and all tbat will bt required
to tatort iBoctaa it tht help and co-operation of all
and—of count—Utt btit imllt frwa Old Vol pos-
hook out for tbt tmUttUm tnd Itt't bavt a rtal
goofi tine Every sobtenber will receive an of
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*l bf tn» tlate yottr riMtue oas no* **»**» regtsterni
you will be robbed ef the chance of protestifif
I against present conditions    If you don t give a
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Direct Primaries &
the Socialist Party 1
*''  ■ *
[By Julius Gerber]
In .view of the exoneration of Comrade Lunn if rom the charges of not
■having prevented the nomination of a
Democrat on the Socialist party ticket,
Comrade Luuu giving as his main reason that "he is a 'believer in the principle of direct primaries, and ,his advice to Democratic Judge Borst to decline the Socialist nomination- after
having -received it by- a trick 'would
have 'been setting himself to repudiating -tihe/principle*of direct primaries,"
it .becomes necessary „-to make .plain
•the position of the party on this subject.
To me and to many others of the
party ineiribers this is a very lame excuse.
To the Socialists it is clear that po-
ii'taoal parties represent certain eeon-
om'te interests, and hence we declare
Chat as the 'political parties represent
tii«! interests of the capitalist class it
is necessary -thait the working class organize in a ipol.tt.lcal .party of its own
wi represent tlio working class. We,
therefore, organized the Socialist party, and we claim -that It is the only
party representing the 'working class;
and .we, therefore, call on the working
'.'class to raJly around, our, party, join
it, vote for it and support It
The platform of our party has the
following to say on this subject:
"All (political uwrties are the expression of economic class interests. All
other parties than the Socialist. *i>arty
represent ono or another group of tbe
iruling ■capitalist olass. Their political
aonHicts reflect .merely superficial rivalries ibetween competing capitalist
groups. 'However they result, these
.'■conflicts have no issue of real va,lue
to-the workers. Whether tite Demo-
ora'tis or Republicans: win (politically, it
is the caiptolist -class that is victorious
economically. °
'iThe Socialist iparty is tho political
expression of the economic interests
of the workers. Its defeats liave been
their- defeats and its victories their
vifltories. It is a 'party founded on the
science and laws of social development. It proposes that, since all sa-
ai&l necessities today are socially pre*
diu«ed, the -means of their production
and distribution shall be socially owned) amd. demcttM-at&caUy controlled.
"In the face of 'the economic and political aggressions of the capitalist
class, the -only reHan.ee left the workers is 'that of tiheir economic organi-
zaitionis and th-air ,i>olitical -power. 'By
the intelligent and class-conscious use
of these they may resist successfully
the -capitalist class, -break the fetters
of waige -slavery, and fit themselves
for the future -society, -which is to displace the capitalist system. The Socialist .party appreciates tbe full significance of class organization and
urges the wage earners, -the workinfe
farmers and air other useful workers
everywihera to organize for economic
and poiltilcal action, and  wc pledge
ourselves to support the toilers of tbe
fields aa weE aa ilhose In the shops,
factories aod mines of the nation in
their struggle for economic justice."
\yhat aire (political parties?—.but a
composition of individuals. So if the
political iparty represent the capitalist
dlasa, the individuals composing the
party must bo tmlbued with the capt
tsiil*t class -spirit
!,\^pw, what is eiil this "Direct Pr!-
may," and should Socialists favor it?
ftopognteing. as we do, that political
•parties represent economic -dasses, it
is'much /better to bave an organized
wlklcaJ party end to hold the party
responsible for the acts of -public of-
Clcjais 'Who are elocted on the party's
The iparty can adopt a platform sotting forth its principles, and the voters know -what tbey are voting for if
tbey vote the -party ticket Hence we
find' in all democratic countries tha/t
tihe «overnm«nt re-signs if their party
is turned down at the elections
In this country, where politics is a
profession, the wane thin* prevailed,
until Uie reformers cropped up and set
up to reform the world; but net coring
to mintfe with the mob, they do not
(tore to ic«t in the political orftanlza-
'Ion and -work along and by virtue of
tibftlr work deswve mid «et office;
■hut >th*y ij»r«r«irrwl te keep aloof from
any -political {tarty organization. Out
when honors are to ibo bestowed, or
tfum* handed out, thay ers willing to
be Hie recipients; but not being organ-
laatton men, the iparty, in many In-
stances. turnM thom down.
VleUevInc thst they eould «<* the
honors snd offices if the power of
nomination were i-aken away from the
party end placed 1n the hand* of tbe
voters, they mhiM fool the voters
more easily than th* -political nrnnl-
wtton, they Mt up tbe cry ot "Dlrwt
Tho majority of vtrters tK*in« out-
tiie of Ibe political ondutltatkm d»-
v^.>i»«4 a party midline wiib a bo»»„
nnd politics bernuDe tbe private affair
ot thone party leader* or bo*a*m. This
majority of iparty voters, however, nm
■rmHtm to bother with politic* and.
hence, not belonac *' to a political psr
Mt tbe ery of «■*«!•■ i-t* the power In the
hinds ef «be *»u*rs and taking It
sway from lb* piiluica! be***,** app»eJ-
ed to them, "*r".> «!.<• result--direct
•prtnary laws.
Under th*4 I'riutiry Lift the indl-
vdiuil e-AndMnfe In v^n**t *tl*nvp the
IMfty. Vo'l «*» k*a#w v*H* tor the
isirty, fc«t for tb* indlrtdnsl. It. titer**
tnnt*, rmgwr-'-s **?■» p*t^?!"»!'i!!!I*«* «•? ■">-
psffr tor *be «** ttt Ibe official* el-
*r*M *m *h**r tt'-ir**?. *vn mull*-* rx*ry
Iw'ivIdtMl of fleer re«poe»iw*. Itut to
srt»*-wn is he rMn-KmsIbb1*
lie mrirtr* enn"»nl' t!I 'be rwera nm
iK«o'-r n* io wint! AhoiiM be done; and
as all the voters, or a majority of
'■thtim, cannot come to 'him and tell him
what ghould 'be done, and not 'having
the initiative and referendum, the voters have no -control over legislation;
with the result that the office holder
is not responsible to any one. There
is uo party to call"-him to account; and
as we have not the power to recall
the officers,"the official* becomes the
boss, and while in office creates a
machine of his own, and if he is dis-
'honest he will make his pile while in
off ice, and does hot care what -happens
to hint when his term expires.
As to how much these reformers
care for real democracy, is 'best illustrated in that they all favor the short
ballot, where the people will elect
very few officers directly, and they to
appoint all the rest, Ostensibly this is
done 'to place more responsibility on
those in office, but in reality they tio
not trust the ipeople.
We Socialists take a different-position. We 'believe in party organization. We know that without an organization there can be no success; that
the workers, in, order to succeed, must
organize, economically and politically,
for the purpose of taking .possession
of the ecotiolnic and political powers
to establish the Industrial Democracy.
We declare that all other political par-
tics represent the capitalist class, and
we prohibit the fusion ibetween the
Socialist party, and any capitalist party. To .preserve our integrity and that
of our candidates for public office, our
constitution provides that no one can
be nominated a<s candidate for public
office unless he has *been a party
'member for at least two years.
None "of the party organizations can
nominate any, one who is mot a party
meimlber, and no party member can accept a nomination from any other 'political party with or without "Direct
Primaries." Section 6 of Article IX
of the Constitution of the party in
N'ew York provides:
••Eligibility for Public Office—No
iperson shall be eligible as-a candidate
of the Socialist party for any political
or public office (this not to include
members of the political committee
elected for the purpose of designating
candidates) who is not a member in
good istandi-ag at the time of his nomination, and has been such for a period of two years iprecedin-g the date
of his nomination. Provided, that this
rule shall not apply waere there has
ibeen no local organization for the prescribed 'period.
"No one but'iparty members in good
standing shall ibe nominated for member of-(political .committees, authorized
by law to designate candidates."
The national constitution, to Section 3 of Article X, .provides:
"The platform ef the Socialist party
shall ibe the supreme declaration of
the party, and all State and municipal
TpJ«ttoHns~«irall~COTiforiw^uiereio. Ki
State Or local organization shall, tin
der any circumstance, fuse, combine
or campromise with any other political paxty or organization, or refrain
from making nominations, in order to
favor the candidate of suoh other organization, nor shall any candidate of
the Socialist -party accept any nominal
tion or indorsement from any other
irnrty or ipoiltlcai organization.
"No member of the Socialist party
shall, under any circumstances, vote
In primary or regular elections tor
any candidate other than Socialists
nominated. Indorsed or recommended
as candidates by the Socialist party,
To do otherwise will constitute party
treason, and result ln expulsion from
tito party."
I presume that since Comrade Lunn
Is such a great ibellever in the principle of direct (primary, he must bave
logically voted for Judge Itorst, who,
though being on the Socialist ticket,
.was, to aU Intents and purposes, not
the Socialist party candidate.
When tbe Socialist party, being a
political party, must comply yith tbe
law and have its candidates nominated at. the primary, we do not leave It
to chance as to who may be nominated; but Intend to nominate only such
Comrade* who are eligible, according
to the lm* of the party; and Section
r.. of Artlclu XW. of tbo New York
State Constitution of the' party, provides:
"Ail candidates for public offices
other (ban lor county, township, mu-
nlciipnl offlco*. or candidates tying
wholly within «b« one county, fo be
{ominated at the primary elections,
hall be selected by a referendum vote
of tlie duea-payinn membership in
such dl strict n. or by a convention of
delegates from the locals of such district •.
"The selection made through such
refemidM-m or conventions aball be
binding on the members composing
the offtclsl commlitees authorised by
l»w to make the detlimntIons for tho
primary elections."
This provision Is clearly a violation
of the principle of "Direct Primaries,'♦
Comrade Lunn, being a believer in
din*•! )n*lm»rt<»*, would have to violate
it   In  mm  tin.   party   organisation
should select sny on© as candldste
whom lie does not want to see nom-
\ Innted    Would h**. In *wli n ease, help
jai «l votf <»n the primary ballet for any
i««e else than tbe oup w>lw*eit by the
I party orj-raiiiaatloij!
,'    That the puny »rt?;i!HJu*U4>n ulnis to
control not only ib» nominations but
ifl* i i),*1MVi.ii nfiti tliflr net Inn* i* el.
ieeted. 1* evident from the following
• i"^»ri«'eti in fhe fli-sfe constitution of
'the t-d-ielsHut r-arty «f Xew York. Ar
i'He XIU   SectSon it
i    "Atl ciwdldi^en nr»mlf!n»e1 tt*r pub-
lie office or appolntses to |H»bllc of
fice selected by the d-ues-ipaying 'membership of the Socialist party of the
State of New York, or any of its subdivisions, shall sign the following ^resignation (blank before nomination is
made official, or appoiiitament, is made
final." Then follows the'form, of "re-
From the sections of the party con.-
stituition .wliich 1 quoted it is evident
that the Socialist party not only does
not ibelieve in, 'but is opposed to the
•'Principle of Direct Primaries." We
'place tiie -organization above "the primary, and justly so. If anything,.the
■Socialist, party, believes that the working class must organize economically
and 'politically for the purpose of taking possession of the industrial and
political powers, and establish the Cooperative Commonwealth; and bow
are we to organize the masses for a
'principle, if you destroy the organization and substitute the "Direct Primary," whereby the masses are made
to think that they exercise jurisdiction over the party and. candidates,
without having to join the political
The Socialist party,, constantly
points out that the difference between
us and the other political parties is
not only a principle, but we differ in
•our form of organization as iwell.
While the other .parties tmay elect party -committees at official primaries,
and then leave these committees without control or responsibility to any
one, the Socialist party has a compact
organization. Our committee, ostensibly elected at official .primaries—to
comply with the law—is responsible
to the party members at all times.
We do not only preach, 'but practise,
the referendum, initiative and reoall.
We intend to, control-the acts and actions of any official elected oh the
Socialist ticket. We assume the responsibility iu nominating the candidates. We .must have, the right to
control and recall any one elected- on
our .party ticket, or otherwise our iparty-will become as corrupt as the other
■parties, and. fall away from the principles of Socialism.
Tbe main principle of tbe'other political 'parties is getting into office.
The main -principle of the Socialist
party is the abolition of the (present
system of society. While the capita/lists, to maintain their rule, may throw
a bone to tbe "Dearly Beloved People" by granting them a say in their
party affairs and permitting them to
vote at primaries as to who should
be the candidate, 'because it really
makes no difference to the capitalist
class who the candidateJ-s.
To Us Socialists eucb a procedure
becomes dangerous because .what was
done ln the Schenectady,Judicial District may be done in many other districts in the State; and instead of hav-
in-g good Socialists on our ticket, who,
if elected; Will be fl creAU, in nn.r rtai*.
of  liberty."  and this  fits  our  party
more than anything else.
Let us build up our party organization, and as, 1-ong as tliere are primary laws, oqr main object must be
to get the enrolled Socialists in tbe
party organization, if for no other reason than for self-protection and preservation. But whatever we do, do
not let tbe .power ou^ of the hands of
the organization; and if anybody says
"Machine," tell him to come in and
become a part of it.     :
We have a mission to 'perform, ■wot
to get jobs or office; and for that we
need and- must 'have a well organized
and: disciplined party organization;
and only through organization will we
ibe'able to carry on the proper education that will '■■ultimately, bring about
emancipation.   But organization first!
;In the words of our immortal Ben
Hanford: "The Socialist party, may it
ever be right; ibut right or wrong—the
Socialist party."—New York Call.
Some one suggests that the workers
are to blame for 'their poverty. And
they are. Tbey 'have no business to
■permit themselves to be robbed of
what they produce.
Seeing that the workers have stood
for being robbed for these many centuries the proposition that they "expropriate the expropriators" does not
shock -them 'in the least.
The fact that there is less dyspepsia
anu indigestion ■■"■ in this community!
than there used to be is largely, we
■believe, due to -the extensive use of
Rexall Dyspepsia:Tablets, buoidreds of
packages'of which we have sold. No
wonder we haVe faith in them. No
.wonder we are willing to offer them
bo you for trkl entirely at otir risk,
• Among other things, they contain
Pepsin and Bismuth, two of the greatest digestive aids known to .medical
science. Tliey sootbe the iraflamed
stonxaoh, allay, .pain, check heaptburn
and distress, help to digest the food,
and tend to quickly restore the stomach to its natural, comfortable,'-healthy state.   ,,
There is no red tape about out guarantee, It means just what it saps.
We'll ask you no questions. Your
•word is enough for us. If Rexall Dys-
-pepsia Talblets don't .restore your
stomach to healtband make your digestion easy and' comfortable, we
want you to come back for your
money. Tliey are sold only at the
7,000 Rexall Stores, and in this town
only by us. Three sizes. 25c. 50c and
$1.00. N. Bj Suddaby, Druggist, Victoria Avenue, Fernie, B. C.
Wanted"A Short Story
ty, we will have good Democrats, Re-
'publicans and Progressives on our
'ticket; and instead of working for Socialism and the Socialist party, we
iwill .bave to use our anoney, time and
energy to tell the .people not to vote
for the,candidates on our own ticket,
and thereby violate the sacred principle of "Direct Primary," or we will
adhere to this sacred principle and
help to elect good Democrats, Republicans and Progressives, and then
have to apologize for their unsocial-
Istic acts.
•We Socialists claim that no one
works or can work for Socialism unless he ls a member of the Socialist
■party. Any one outside of the party
cannot be and ls not a good Socialist
As Socialists we .believe in organisation, ln method; otherwise, we are anarchists.
The organisation comes first; and
tbere is no room or need lir the Socialist party for direct primaries. Our
organization Is run by the "rank and
file" of tlie dues-paying party members and not by an unorganised mob
of possible Socialist voters, of 'Whom
we do not know, and of whose know-
ledge and understanding and tbe aims
and objects of our -party we know less.
Our party Is the army of the "Revo-
Intion"; and everybody is welcome to
Join it and help in the work; but we
eannot afford to permit noncombat-
ants to form the council of war and
dictate our policy and select our generals wlio are to lead us. And the
best proof that such action of permitting outsiders and nonparty members
to dictate to our party is that wherever we have played practical politics,
Instead of Socialist polities, wherever
we were swayed la nomtoaUn-g some
one who had a chance of election instead of bis steadfastness to and train-
lug in our movement, is spelled ruin.
I bave no quarrel with Comrade
l^iuu, uur )» tbls ttrluea tor bis special benefit; but tbls "Direct Primary"
business seems to be In the air, and
there may be many Comrades wbo
feel and think ths same -way. I bave
often beard the wort "-machine" used
whon I talked organisation to Comrades, and for all these this article Is
(Vmmilc Lunn has bi-en -pxonerated
by IaxtiI Schenectady, and tbls par-
tk-ular case may be a Hosed Incident;
tint exoneration or not, to those In the
party wbo underhand the principle*
of the organlution and who value It,
Mr l-unn ha* comml'tel « fcrfttch of
■party «th!<*s, to say the least.
In conclusion I »int lo sound a
wo-r-i ot -■K-3,*r:A*','i »>o> at; '.tsVj I'sab
rude* lion't be misted or carried
a*ay by th*1 n!<i»-.--tmi(i4lnK phrases of
the reformers in or outside of the
party, H*m't place ymir orranliitilnn
behind /irtythlnr tint rvrti dlrwt pri*
marlf*. "Kt*-r»iil vlsllawe Is the price
*Td like to "write-a story," said Albert F. Scott, glancing up from a letter which had just been delivered.
"A nice story?" bis wife "asked,
smiling at him.
"No; any kind of a. story,," Albert
answered, gravely. "He tells me I
may say anything I care to say. That's
tempting, 1 must •confess. It's not
every mail that brings me an offer
like ■this." ■'■'
In mock seriousness, she said:
"Wlille the editorial sun shines on
you, it is /wise to make hay and keep
•the ipot a-*boiling."
"Yes, my dear, I would like to let
this dear editor have something, but
the trouble with me is that I'm as dry
as the Sahara Desert I really cant
write a story; I haven't an idea in,my
"Oh, come," she laughed; "it's not
so serious as that, for this story
Avrlting is a simple matter. ,Let us
see if ..we can't get something that will
mak*exa story. A letter like this isn't
to ibe sneezed at."
"Good!" exclaimed Albert, seating
himself at the table and placing paper
before him; "help me get a story;
and if it goes, I'll divide the spoils."
"Very well; now, then, what shall it
"What shall it?" Albert repeated.
"Oh, I see; I'm to do it all," with a
bow; "very well, I'm willing to try."
For a full minute she remained in
deep .thought; then, her face lighting
up "suddenly, she said, quickly:
"Once upon a time there was a -fool-
ish little man, who bad a .foolish vo
cation. This foolish MttleTnan wrote
foolish little stories to help support
his foolish little self and his foolish
"I don't know what you are driving
at," David drawled, "but, I must confess, that's a pretty good lead. I may
use it,"
"And," she continued, "this foolish
little story writer had a fairly good
memory, a quick eye and a well oiled
typewriter, and managed, in quite a
passable manner, to express other
people's originalities—not a bad word
—originalities—you might use it. So,
this foolish little Btory writer succeeded in selling lots of his foolish stories
to editors whose business lt (was to
print foolishness ln magazines that
were read by thousands of foolish
"One foolish woman wrote a letter
to this uninteresting story writer, and,
to ber surprise, she received an answer. It was a short, sweet, note, offering thanks for her praiBe of a story
that really didn't deserve It And, as
she was a silly woman, she wrote
With an Impatient wave, Albert
"Oh, 1 anticipate; you nre going to
make it very commonplace. She, a
foolish woman, writes again; they
mt-ot, and there is a mushy scene;
they talk about going through We to-
getner--ht> working for fame and
glory, she helping him by doing bis
typewriting and rolling bis cigarettes;
they marry; are soon divorced, and
live happily ever after."
"Nothing of the sort," she snapped:
"bow oould you think me guilty of
audi a crime?"
"Then he Is -married; meets her,
hoping to get a story; she falls in lore
witb bim. Tben comes tbe startling
climax—ye gods—T am discovered!
She knows I bave a wife, and am
father ot a chw-Ud!' Bbc stfr-MURW.
In spite of alt your writings and fame
you are a scoundrel and a deceiver,
.Mr. K-jqnilero). and I hate you; I
hate you! Oo back to your wits and
writings and write of Ute heart you
have broken.'"
"Oh. Albert, bow you slander me."
•aid his wife. "He wasn't married st
all—quite single; but she—tb* waa
married-so she couldn't bave been
deceived; she wss the one wbo began
thf thing in ibe flrtt place."
"Well," what happeni-df Albeit
nuked, quickly,
"Of coarse, tbey met--"
"To   be   sare,   they   met—there
conl in'I b<» n *f»n it thev didn't meet
| Hut what happened?   That's what 1
I want to know.'
"They met, snd tbe foolish little
*ton' writer urooked n clssrette In s
perfectly Insipid trmnner. Hhe stared
st lilm—well, slie was a foolish wo
man. It wus inevitable that those two
fools should Ml In love—the wonder
would be if they didn^t. Well, be told
her he loved her, and she let him kiss
her; and as they sipped wine in a
cafe, they looked into each other's
eyes and seemed to say: 'Ah. we belong, to each other; let us rid ourselves of this ipest'of a husband.*
"Things moved rapidly—tbey always
do when two fools get together. They
met a few times, and talked a few
hours, and soon convinced themselves
that God had made them for each
other. As for her husband—bah!
Tliey would leave—go to Paris—yes,
yes, gay Paris—ah, this ■foolish Httle
story writer ..would write love stories
of Parisian studio life; he would surely sell much to the foolish editors—
yes, it 'was all very simple.
"So the day was set for the following Saturday;  this foolish writer of
silly stories and  this  slmpleminded
woma^i .were to go off—to Paris.
"But news—^that is, gossip—travels
fast—it got to her husband—gossip
always does. The world is full of
anonymous letter writers, 'who believe
it their sacred duty to keep husbands
informed. He got a letter. But he
wasn't a foolish husband; there are
Borne sensible men'in-this world. If
he bad Ibeen a foolish husband he
would Have run for his revolver, and
then, another newspaper story. But
he wasn't of the shooting kind. I
said he was a sensible husband.
"So he found the foolish young
writer of foolish stories in his apartment—the foolish writer eveu had aU
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ol humor—like all sensible husbands.
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pleasant trip.
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that he bad long been hoping to get
rid of bis wife. 'I've been wanting an
excuse for a divorce action, but I've
never bad luck enough to have her do
something—I always was -unlucky.'
' "This was strange, and it upset the
foolish young writer. But the husband of the foolish little woman
wasn't finished. He bad more to say.
'i only want you to grant me a favor,'
tbe husband said; 'will you be kind
enough to allow me the use of your
name as corespondent? I wouldn't
care to do lt unless I got your permission.'
"And to this he added:
"'I wish you all tbe luck ia tbo
world, nay-dear sir; but no man can
say 1 ever -played bim a mean trick,
so. to clear my conscience, have de-
elded to come to you aad honestly
warn you of your danger. 1 am not
going to be specific; i simply wlsb to
tell you tbat I have not tried to de-
ceive you into running off with my
mife; I want you to,know that I have
warned you.'
"And, In addition, tbls husband remarked that be wished the pslr would
have a pleasant journey; be hoped
tbey wouldn't get seasick, and tbat
if it wasn't asking too much, would
they kindly send bim a f«w friotw-t
postal cards when tbey not ud uw
other side?
" 'I've been saving, European postals
for years,' be remarked; 'they are so
much ibetter than ours.*
•"And; this husband' aald, you
will undersand tbat from this day
1 Inok upon vou ft* my tw*^ ttteni;
you aro going to do me a great ser-
vice. It shows tbat some persona are
wUllnti to do iticir fellow uiau a favor
once io a while.'
"Tliat husband shook hands with
thst aiU) writer of foolish stories and
left bim. The foolish story writsr
smoked another cigarette, bit bis lips
until tliey bled and then wrote a note
to the foolish little woman, telling her
thst be regretted he -nmldn't make
the trip."
Her «ory at an end, she asked;
"lloii't jou think that ought to
mak» good fkilon?"
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ha* -iilrvjidv been written "
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Local Union Directory, Distf 18,tf.M.f.A
No'. 2314
Meet first and third Fridays,
Miners' Hall, Femle; second p.n<3
fourth Fridays, Club HaU, Coal
Creek. Sick Benefit attached.—T.
Uphill, Sec, Fornle, B. C.
No. 2497
Meet every Sunday at 2.30 in K.
P, Hall, Main Street. Sick Benefit Society attached.—XX. Balderstone, Sec, Box 63, Hosmer, B. C.
No. 2334
Meet   every   Sunday   afternoon
at   2   o'clock   in   Crahan's   Hall.
Sick  Benefit' Society  attached.—
H. Elmer, Sec.
No. 1387
Meet   overy  Sunday.   Sick and
Accident Benefit Society attached.—Mlchuel   Warren,  Sec,  Can-
more, Alta.
No. 1058
Meet second and fourth Sunday
in month.   Sick and Benefit Society attached,—J. Gorton, Sec.
No. 2227
Meet every alternate Sunday at
2.30 p.m. in the Opera House,
Coleman.—-J. Mitchell, Sec, Box
10S, Coloman,
No. 29
Meet every Tuesday evening at
7 o'clock In the Bankhead HaU.
Sick and Accident Benefit Fund
attached.—Frank Wheatley, Fin.
Sec, Bankhead, Alta.
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.
No. 481
Meet every first and third Sunday at Lyric Hall, 3 p.m.—John
Loughran. Sec.
No. 2633
Sleet every alternate Sunday at
2.30 p.m. In the Opera House,
Coleman.—J. Johnstone, Sec.
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.
No. 949
Meet every second and fourth
Sunday of each month at 10 a.m,
In School House, Burmis. No Sick
Society,—Thos. G. Harries, Sec,
Passburg, Alta,
No. 2829
Meet every first and third Sunday of each month at 10 a.m. in
Union Hall, Maple Leaf. No Sick
Society.—Thos. G. Harries, Sec
Passburg, Alta,
No. 574
Meet every Wednesday evening
at 7.30 In Miners' Hall, 12th Avenue North.—L. Moore, Sec-Treas.
No. 431
Meet every Sunday at 2.30 p.m.
ln the Socialist Hall.— James
Burke, Sec, Box 36, Bellevue,
No. 2877
Meet overy second Sunday at 2
o'clock In the Club Hall. Sick
Benefit Society attached.—-Geo.
Elms, Sec, Corbin, B. C,
No. 3026
Meet every Sunday afternoon,
2.30, at Boarding House. Sick
and Accident Fund attached.—
Max Hutter, Sec.
The Antiquity
of Mining
Financial Statement
■Government and
Provincial Securities  $1,304,731.62
Foreign Government
Securities   1.364,973 44
British and Colonial
Railway Mortgage
Bonds and Ordln-
ery Stocks     425,720.70
American Railway
.Bonds  3,833,873.34
Miscellaneous Debentures  1,837,380.44
-Mortgages on Free*
hold and Leasehold
■Pwpertlee and other Securities  1,418,282.86
Freehold ami Itenee-
mold Breiaiaes .... 1,279,878. 2*2
-Brandt Agency and
other Balances ... 1.248,974.66
Cash at Hankers and
hi hand     586,567.88
UweoUaeats and
Casta In Trustee's
-Reserve~iO"r ^Onearn^ T"
ed    Premiums   on
unexpired risks .. .$3,636,239.43
Reserve for Undetermined Claims".... 3,218,000.00
Reserve for General
Contingency EXind. 1,658,493.95
Reserve for Unclaimed Dividends and
all other Liabilities
(except capital) ..    735,892.72
8urplus to Policyholders    4,182,644.48
Next to hunting and fishing mining
is the oldest of industries, although
coal-awning is, ■ as an established Industry, less than 300 years old;
Mining antedates the pastoral and
agricultural stages of human life, for
there were mines before there .were
farms and herds, when men ran wild
and plucked the-ir food from' growing
things, says a writer in "Through the
iMeshes," the house organ of the W. S.
Tyler Company, of Cleveland, Ohio.
Near one old' working at Captos,
Egypt, still stand the ruins of about
1,300 stone huts that were occupied by
miners a few thousand years ago.
Slaves, war captives and criminals,
guarded- by soldiers and spurred on fry
flogging, worked the mines in ancient
Egypt, Greece amd China.
Working conditions were horrible-
galleries were low and tortuous, and
■cave-ins were frequent.
There was no ventilation until the
sixteenth century, when fans operated
■by hand from both above ground and
below were devised. Some of the fans
had feathered vanes.
The first mine illumination was by
pine knots. Then came saucers of
foul-»meWlng tallow or vegetable oil,
In which a rag or rush or stick of
pitch floated as a wick. The first use
of electricity for lighting mines was
in a colliery at Earnock, Scotland, in
Thejpld way. of entering a mine was
by sliding down a rope or steep Incline, or iby walking In through a tunnel. The Japanese used, a notched
log as a ladder for thousands of years.
About the year 1500 they began lower*
ing the miners with a windless.
Water was pumped from one level
to another in a mine, and finally to
the surface, through wooden pipes by
means of a water-wheel on the surface of the ground above. A single
wooden counter-shafting extended "ior
•some distance above ground, and the
pumps were operated' front this, separate shafts ibeing dug in a room to
reach the various levels, so that there
was a series of shafts, the first going
down one level, the second down two
levels, and sc on. Four centuries ago,
in German and Spanish mines, water
was pumped by tread-mill Chain
pumps, operated by hand, appeared in
the sixteenth century.
When It was possible to drain a
mine by means ot a tunnel water from
a surface stream was guided into the
shaft and as it fell from wheel to
.wheel underground it operated numerous crude -mechanical devices on the
various levels. In some instance the
water wheel was displaced by a wheel
with rungs instead of buckets, and as
tnen cliintbed the rungs their weight
slowly turned the very cumbersome
machinery. Everything that went out
of the mine ■waB carried on somebody's
There was little attempt to invent
machinery, for machinery had to be
operated by man-power where water
power could not be had, and brought
11 H'ttlerpli-rfr
Net   Premiums   Received (less  re-Insurances  and   bonuses) $10,003,848.18
Interest on Invest*
ments and all other
sources     390,469.42
Losses, Commissions,
Salaries   and   aii
other WTJieiits ... $8,743,527.25
Total Assets .......913,431,270.88
CLAIMS PAID,  EXCEDD $50,000,000.00
Ocean Accident & Guarantee Corp, Ltd, of London Eng.
A. B. CAMPBELL, Dist. Agent
Miners'Union Hall Block      -      Fernie, BC.
While aa evil is very crest, It attracts little or no attention; wlmn,
from one or other -mums It Is mill-
fated, recognition of It .brines efforts
to decrease It; and when It has much
diminished, titers comes a demand
that strong measures shall bo taken
for Ita extinction: natural vsuvs
bating dons to much, a peremptory, -
caH for nKlfJcta* means arise*-- Her-! ywirs a*o.
Gebrgius Agnieola, In 1556, in his
"De ReJMetaHica," tells of a windlass
affair tor raising ore from tlie mine.
This started deep mining.
The deepest collier)' In the wortd ls
said to be at Lambert, Germany.—3,500
feet deep,
iMlnlng never progressed, never became anything but slavery and human
torture, until the age of steam.
They ltad strikes in those days, too.
There is an authentic record of a mine
strike in ancient Egypt, 'but the miners returned to work when the mine
managers promised them the favor
and protection of Hathor, the goddess
of that region.
The most ancient mining methods
are repeated today among primitive
Progress In mining 'methods Ib comparatively recent. For thousands of
years chipping rock was the only
means of mining ore, with the exception of "flre-aetting." until tho introduction ot gun-powder a tew centuries
Some or the lirst crude applications
of meohanlcal movements and tbe invention of fundamental working tools,
•uch as hammers, chliels and picks,
were for mining purpose*
•Metals appear early in the history of
nations—so early tbat we have no
ground for conjecturing where or
when mining began.
, The Bible mentions gold, coppor, silver, iron, lead aod tin as being known
at the time of Moses.
Herodotus recorded that Iron tools
wero used In tha construction of the
Groat I'yramld, built 2800 B, C, by
Khufu; and he was right, for an Iron
band hat been found in aa inner Joint
of tha pyramid, placod there by tho architect.
j   Iron was uned In Bin* at least 4900
■ Twenty centuries B. C, metal working was iwell advanced in tiie Par
Bast; so that there 'may have been
mines .bar'ore men began to keep a
record of -time.
The -fiaist known metals were probably those that occur native or in the
■metal-lie state, gold and copper.
First -cf all came gold nuggets*. Man
discovered, tihat the oold' metal was
imalleaible and pounded it into desired
Pounded-out copper tools and ornaments are found in nearly all countries; the Egyptians' first iron tools
were made in this way. The)' prab-
aibly took their iron from .meteorites,
for tlie tools -we find contain nickel--
a'bsent in any iron ore than may have
been known to -the pecpie of the Nile
Then came the discovery tliat heat
would change tihe shape of metals,
that a metal is not a stone.
The introduction of melting methods
created a demand for gold-dust, and
■the "washing" method was devised by
one of .the early mining engineers,
A stream of slow-flowing water ran
down a stone or wooden taible, sloped
graduaUyv and as the gold-bearing
sands .were sprinkled' on the surface
of the table near its elevated edge the
water washed the light particles of
earth away, leaving the heavier gold-
dust behind. Even at that the primitives must have lost half their gold,
though a* grain of geld is six or seven
times as heavy as a grain of quartz
There -was a cistern or tub at the
elevated side of the table—a reservoir
filled by rainfall or a mountain stream
if it was.in a hilly country—aud the
operator dished the water out onto
the table.
(Modern mining touches hands with
primitive mining, for this washing
method is used by people in all degrees of civilization, though the process has become complex in its perfected form.
A difficulty arose—the gold dust
residue after the washing process contained black sand, much of which was
iron ore. These black grains were
picked out by means of a piece of iron
ore with strong polarity—and the magnet had advanced' mining another step.
The gold-dust was removed, dried,
sifted Into a covered crucible baked
from clay, and heated for a number of
days (usually five) over a charcoal
fire. This fire was blown by a mouth-
blowpipe or by a crude hollows.
, The first American' mining iwas carried on fully a, thousand years ago (by
the mound dwellers. They operated
chiefly in the Lake Superior copiper
country. Excavations have revealed
that they came in boats by thousands
in the* spring and left-in the fall, landing at tihe anouth of Portage lake.
If 50,000 of tshem worked every year,
It must have taken them 300 years to
•make some of their excavations. Their
pits extend. 90 miles and more from
Ontonagon in the tin otlh-a-Kawfiftnaa;
bort Spencer.
War. with all its evils. Is belter
than a peace in which there Is nothing to bs seen but usurpation and In-
Justice.- put
If yo-ur child Is underweight, list-
leaa, oiling, Hsble to get sick easily, It
outdo a BM-dldae to bolld Ms weight
and strength. Kor this purpose thero
Is nothing eisf we know of thst w»
#a» oo straggly an-dora* •* Reiali
OII»» Oil fSmateoa, Tbs romsrksW*
•access of this spltndid medietas in
ton to tbe tott that it contains Ingredients that tone the nerves, en rich the
btood and ftirnl*b to tho entire system
the atrentnh, weight and heslth'btilM-
lag s-wtustanc** It onedn, And, H does
aU this without Inlurins the slomsoh
The oldest-known piece of hronie
dates back to about 2500 B. C-a knob
from tbe sceptre of ftp!, a f'barsob of
ibo sixth dynasty.
■Mining evidently had readied aa ad-
vsneed atage in tha daya of Solomon,
for silver waa quite oommon then,
Oold was also plentiful. Babylon
bad throe statue* and an altar, all of
•olid gold, whose total weight Is recorded as about 1,700,000 onncss.
peninsula. Twenty carloads of stone
mining tools were found In one small
district on Isle Royale.
White men began mining copper In
the Lake Superior country in 1843 at
Miser)' Bay—a company of Boston
men organized in Detroit. It was a
hard life; in 1851 supplies failed to
arrive and, the miners becoming too
weak to work, the mines closed down.
In California a shaft 210 feet deep
has been discovered with the skeleton
of a primitive man at the bottom beneath the debris, and the mine had
been worked so thoroughly that there
was nothing left to be taken out In the
way of ore.
Colladon proposed the use of a compressed-air drill as early as 1852;
within 10 years lt was -in almost general use.
After power-drill* tbe next important step In the development of mining
'methods was tbe Introduction of high
Gunpowder had solved the ore mining 'problem a -few hundred years before.
Nitroglycerine, discovered in 1847
by A. Sobero, was first applied to
Masting by Nobel In 1863; Its Initial
big job waa the Hoosac tunnel,
In 1868 Xobel Introduced dynamite.
Pa»er4rlll» and high explosives
have completely revolutionised mining.
Pumping and hoisting machinery already were near perfection.
Wire-rope haulage was a wonder at
one time: then came pneumatic and
oloctrlc haulage.
Inventors were hard at work in the
early SO'* on coal-cutting machines.
Harrison pioneered tbo pick machine,
and Le-chner came along with a cutter-
bar machine. Hie earlier types -were
operated by compressed air; electricity was applied In 1889,
Tho name ol the inventor of hydraulic mining is lost, but the date Is
fixed at about 1853. Probably no one
nan eould claim the honor, aa it -was
an application of one form of natural
erosion. The anti-debris laws of 1881
limited tbls work,
Mining is a gigantic Industry; In the
United States it directly employs more
tben 1,500,000 men. and has a yearly
output worth tl.4SO,ooe,ooo.~-The Coal
and Coke Operator and Furl .Magaslne.
Why was I mad«? A creature so use-
oihers. I have turned everywhere for
consolation, and all had the same re-
less -to myself and s-uch a curse to
ply: W® don't know. I have pondered over big and tedious books to
soothe .iny 'bitter feeling, but found
nothing. For no genius, no matter
•how great, ever had any success iu
explaining existence. So a time came
that whenever I touched a book I
felt as if I saw the author looking at
me like an ungainly waiter offering
un-paiatable and disgusting food. In
such moments with pleasure would I
torture my -body and my mind. Gradually every link that connected me
to society gave way. Every organ of
my (body ceased to release its usual
energy, until I found myself attached
to the world iby a very slender thread.
From this position I looked on this
world as a busy, whirling wheel,
where everybody stands on some
place for some purpose. Only I, forlorn and neglected, may tear my slender thread any minute and drop into
my 'gra\.e, there to put an end to my
agonies and be forever forgotten.
"It iwas in those days, the darkest
of my life, tlmt 'she' came, so gentle,
so lovely, and spoke to me so tenderly. 'I see you are covered iby so many
ashes, your mind is filled with so
much madness, your soul surrounded
by so much darkness that it actually
breaks my heart Please allow me to
act toward- you as follows and see
whether I cannot find some sparks
■which I can fan. up into life and
hope. And should I succeed in making a warm and cheerful hearth,- I
ask for nothing in return. But
should you desire to show some gratitude, all I ask is at times to be allowed to rest my head on your bosom, j
and there, from the emanating
wormth of your heart I shall enjoy
the fruits of my labor.'
■*' 'Too late,' I answered to the kind
words of this gentle creature. But,
happily, she did not believe it. She
persevered in her task of -flaring up
tbe" dormant sparks until she finally
succeeded ln rearranging the mixed
elements within me. Oh, how sweet
and soothing was this change. For
the first time in many years I really
desired to live. I, who usually saw
tbe grave before me, now I constantly
behold her image.
"I still remember, with intense delight, how one day we went astray in
a wild forest, and when night lowered
it found us sitting near the seashore.
Exactly on the same spot where once
before I sat alone, and, facing nature
in all- her nakedness, I cursed her
from the depth of my dark and tortured soul. I could not then understand the sound of the waves, the
breeze, the whispering of the trees nor
the sparkling of the stars. I thought
and felt that they were there only as
a means of increasing the pain and
agonies of an unhappy humanity.
"But what a change -when we sat
together! With her hand on my
breast, with my eyes gazing deep into
her's, there was such a sweet intercourse, of hope, happiness and aspiration between us and nature. It was a
union that satisfied all desires, with
nothing else to be wished for. It even
foresaw the 'wishes of the imaglna-
path for us which made us certain
that it leads to, happiness and success.
"I care no more to penetrate the
obscurity, to find out the purpose of
ray life or explain existence. All I
wish Is to live and to love. For, on
onsidering carefully the various
kinds of lives man leads, I believe the
one tbat gives him most happiness is
the one where he loves and is loved
in return, I cannot imagine anything
In nature that is nobler or worthier
than to have the undivided affection
of the woman you love,"
Men Found Guilty of Participating In
Vancouver Island Riots Appear In
Special Asalte Court at New Westminster to Hear Sentences Pronounced Upon Themselves—Judge
Glvea Warning to Convicted Strikers.
The Transformation of Roland
I wa* distant!) acquainted with Ro-1 nertion or lr./!ut no- on we. All hu-
land, Although we movod In the same > man anions and aspirations appeared
tlrtle t seldom -spoke to him. tie* j to me so worthless snd meaningless
tnme lie was of a retiring disposition : that I (ell that whlto to most tnen
snd t-iti4.il lit ik- for nouiml inicroounMt., Hit* minimi* of Uie Is a Joy, to mn it
{All f knes'about him was from-honr j wn-n mi Insupportable bunl-wi, ,.\fi<!
say. and this wss thst be was s pes- i »h«-n I looked about ma. whether up
MmV   s-M ne^nuM**- n-aw-M ft*a <tt"*'*<   ••»*« ***** »**-**i ■*->*• *■>«•■* *   -.t,*.  nit «•»*,,.•>..! ******«*nf**
With tbe sentencing of some sixty
miners by 'Mr. Justice (Morrison here
today, the spocial assizes came (o an
end after many weary months. Twenty-lour -miners, from Nanaimo, Cumberland and Extension, walked from
the Jail to the court house, heavily
manacled. Among tbem wero Joo
Angelo, tho Italian international or*
ganlrer of the United Mine Workers
of America, and Ben Dominie, another
union official J. W. Ptocn, M. P. P.,
also walked in tho procession.
Mr. Justlco Morrison was busy up
to noon, sentencing some of the mon,
allowing others out on suspended sentence and permuting others to go free
entirely, tlw Urns they hsd already
spent in Jail being taken to stand as
tbeir sentences. The rourt room was
filled to tho limit, the twenty-four
men who marched from tbe )al! being sugmented by those who had been
out on bail to the number of sixty.
The following ia a Hat of the men
whoso cases today concluded the »p*»
rial ntminn hearing:
Tried and Convicted
Joe Angelo, Extension, four >«ar*.
K. iUdikm, .Nsnstjuo, one y«sr.
W. Wardell, Nanaimo, one year.
A. Jordsn, Nsiislmo. one yesr.
It. Costal*!, Xsttsimo, one yesr,
t', -fVir-t-llo, N.irwlmo, one ji-str.
I    ii. Miiitlti, NiUj-iuiiO, wm ,i'.ir.
If. W. Hmfth, Nnwtimo, one ycor.
;    A.   Wsrdell,   Nanaimo.   stisprad^t
hurst,    Gilmour,    A.     Greenwell,    I
U-reenwell, A.   Hunter,   .Marshall,   O'-;
Xeill, -Rice,  Quigley,   -St ruth ers,  Taylor,   Vangar,   V-oyovsky—all   on   sus*-
pended sentence.
From Cumberland—-W". Xaylor, Vag-
gatim, Beiiaski, Hram.ley, Barnes—all
on suspended sentence.
From Nanaimo— I'lu-gaii, Gibs-on, B.
(Mills, G. Miller, (5, Young, Shoysky,
S. Barker, S. F. Connor, J. Dean, W
H-oy, G. Aloore, Depaulin, R. Raster-
all on suspended sentence.
Angelo Sentenced
Joe Angelo was tbe first man to
be called upon and he answered with
a notieeable break in his voice, .when
asked if he had anything to say, -that
he was not guilty of the charges
■brought against hi in and that he had
a wile and four children. His lordship returned that Angelo was guilty
of a very grave offence and that he
was also a member of a powerful organization. "No doubt it will take
care of your wife and children." The
judge commented upon tne tact tua.!
the outbreak synchronized witlx A.n
gelo's arrival upon the scene, and
that a great deal of damage resulted
from the offence which Angelo is accused of. He sentenced him to four;
years in the penitentiary.
A. Wardell, of Nanaimo, pleaded
that he had already served five
months in jail, was married and had
an aged mother. He promised that
there would not be any further trou
ble if he were allowed out on suspended sentence. Tho judge allowed him
to go. Goia, whose wife had made an
appeal for clemency, was also allowed
to go on suspended sentence.
Freedom for Place
In the case of Mr. J, Place, M. L. A..
IMr. Rubinowitz urged that 'he be sentenced to the time he has already,
spent in jail. "If he is allowed to gol
on suspended sentence," urged the(
counsel, "it is doubtful if his seat
in the legislature will be legal." His
lordship readily agreed to this proposal.
Speaking to the men who had
pleaded guilty and who were given
suspended sentences, Mr. Justice 'Morrison -said: "I hope that you realize
that the idea is not to punish, but to
prevent a recurrence of the things
that you are charged with. The brainy
men of labor know that you can not
make progress by 'burning houses and
assaulting and insulting others. lit
alloiwing you out, I am trusting you,
but the arm of the -law is long, and if
you violate our confidence, you -will be
'back here again. And you know .that
you can not expect any consideration
then. I will accept your undertaking
that you -will not participate in any
further trouble of this sort.
Interest of Public
"There is nothing that our laws
guard more strongly than personal
freedom. There Is nothing each one
of you would resent more readily than
any restrain of your freedom by dictation, as to how you should use your
Are You Working
If you aro not healthy you ARE
working   uphill.
Disinclination to work cr play is
not—in nine cast"? out of t-en—caused
by   LAZINEP.S.   but  by  sickness.
That "don't feel good" sensation
won't send ypu to a doctor—you probably don't think  it   is serious enough.
But It is almost a suro sign of Indigestion, Dyspepsia or Biliousness.
Next timo you "don't feel good" try
13 drops of Mothor Seigel's Curative
Syrup. You'll get relief—QUICKLY.
This old English remedy has been
TRIED and PROVEN during the past
40 YEARS in evory quarter <*t the
It'has a wonderful effect upon the
stomach and stimulates tho digestive
organs to   normal   action.
Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup is
almost purely herbal—It U a distillation of certain Roots, Barks and
Loaves—Nature's remedy for a di»-
>rdered  stomach.
Ordera bottle of Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup—try It out, then note the
Improvement   in   your   health.
Price  $1.00      Trial Size,   SOc
for Sale by
trade, youx initielksct your carn|ne»—
and all these privileges are ea aouch
under the protection ot tihe law of tho
land as the liberty pf your body. Tho
interest -ot the ip«4>Hc after all is
albove and greater than that of union
or jxarty, and the manner In wtodh a
workman shall -disji-oso of him laibor Is
a matter of (public irtitciresL If, therefore, a woTbman is "itiitarfewd with Jby
intimidation, jnck-etliig, molestation,
unlawful as-semb-lies or rioi«, and to so
influenced ae <o how he shall utilize
his Industry or his talent -there ifl"a
breach of the law •comimit'ted constituting a criminal offence.
"Tliat is the law of Oie 'land, -declared and enacted, not by Wie judges,
but by you, or nit least those Of yjou
who enjoy tlie Canadian franchise,
through your ■ne*pr*!«c«ta*tivea in parliament assembled, These are your
laws and they rfiall stand and nui@t
be invoked in prwper cases whilst they
do stand and for your protection aa
well. They shall and must be obeyed
so long as constituted authority hcilds
out against the »n-HT*ehi«t-s, as H Is
1 abundantly. able to do."
and peaceful security aa well.
With a policy in our oid Una
oo-mpawy, you can go off vn your
vacation or visit the end* of tlw
earth and' yon know you're se-.
cure.   Tihe best In
is always cheapo*, and especially so when it doesn't cost
higher. 1'kmX delay about that
renewal or about that extra insurance you a/xuit but come right
in ait once and have it attended
it*, ,***. n«mii unte xm MHttiston mho iviiev* nmi   ttt
1-tirt* r,nl" l,V'i!.;iti» tr, t:A I   1,u1   fill |V.i    ^  >i,,,„   ;,„„,,   .,.,   ,„;,Jt
Iwosr. semrttlve stomach Is h*n<»fltwl \ nt*.
by it, audi tite itffMtfon Improved. On
ih*. titti*. bnwt, tit tmtnim w akmM
or tafclt-fomlat droits, whtdt moat
rivals object to giving their -eHIMran
■An*. M« ermtl atnitr *ir ?i1r1*M» -hutA
ot iho weakness anil DnlMs the body
«P' to its natural strength, at the •em*
time fflaktnf It Mroec ta resist 4t>
Um wont tardea ■ < oimt-ilatlrni* and plsn*ts, or here tn-
K«t*-n*i«n. iHii*!w»n*k<d »».«• I
Hardware. Paints aad Home
Cleaning Utenaila
FERNIE      x      a C
tt Retail Olive OM Kmulslon doesn't
hohd yonr eMM ap, feed tlw atoated.
WMMr muscles, aa4 maim thn Iktle own
tfwf. otrmp. s*W and full nf th* ttnl-
wmA sptrtts eMMtva am anaat by nm-
tmm Oo mm, ttme back and tell tm
•mi tm yew noser heen. We don i
•aM yoo to torn a eeot W« think
this fa no mote tihaa fsir, nnd H l-stves
twn wo owmm to luaitaia, ¥wr ow pern
$ht ohm—tot rm-rntommto-tof mi
who are nervoos. tired-out. run-down.
vo amUtr wtta? ike r»j.w--m« offer
Parafl (Wr* Oil ttmadatrm trftt, th*
«ame gmrant« of entire ssOsfacUos
or woaey feaek. RoM ©t>tr at the ifmo
H*x«N Btnrm. snd In this town only
by «s. |l.sa \*. R ItoMaby. Drat-
atst,, vww-tta •'•••ft Fwai#» B. C.
\. Uota
, *,     l,|.    ,*,,*,.    It,:,,    ,..,    ,,»   ltA4.fcLUlCI.-lH.       tH' I".
n-ailtiii*. 1 hsvi- -not f*lt (hat I mi     %<, |*i ii4nho^ai«*. i.u«fn#w«,
Kno*ln»hlmassoehon<'r!in«i»llr'a l»»" *»»* » -kwthsr to sll these slr-!»»r«-«*tr wrvwl
lnM«iM ray ontphnn when I (oand I ?»«;"'••   oo tb» mnnrnry  I rtgretttd;    \,   Hamilton,   Kitonxlon.   alrwly
out that ha  waa (h« man who had'' t"»d not the power to strangle, de-, terved,
Jdi/(«U-d aie la a task wb«r« ewray! f'roy and turn I'Vi-rythinw Into a«h#* i    it*« ito«»ii,i».. K**J«-ii»l*<m, ma \-mr.
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live wera the ebfel rw*fntemt*. mmpntthmti-o they never aaswentd my     j. pWn*y, Naaatmo, slresdy s«rv«ti.
I   «wM   not   coetala myself snj «««*r>     Utat «• <b* moommp ot my     w.  Uo.   Nanaimo. su«pemM »i-n-
enlm-fm* «r the purpose of my life! j tence.
J. \V. nacc, M. I* A.. ."ilr**ady m rv
Ladies' and Gent's
$30.00 up
Made to Measure &
order on the premises
DeBurle &_ Company
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P.O. Box 544     •      Fernie, E.C.
Urnm and askoii him: "How ti it thst
yoo, with yowt mnottoitwp ■kflpttelsm
and rtCMtlow psariaHsm, shall be
"It to lot* that m It."
vnxtl*' tlita aitti/ijr mnf *sn»uUi *d'.
{■ply ohm*. It ia too laeoak for me. j
I Mijov *p*e*t\ whm It It p'.tlnli-'
ap*e«. "I win <mn«mr b s m'*A-
totottt ytm will explain mora la dm\
tail the nhmo mmootw." '
1 wffl mmmAp wMh ytwr mr«<*' i
nnd toll ym alt. flow i tih. bom u i
happened and how I tott bow. i
"Wbm ytm tint know m* I vst;
o*rttmMtn. Thalag iUL uwi U m
Ut* time wm emtSbten, nhw^m*W:
notlitB* In this mm world tha' np ■
msied to my mind ot to my mte***.
That nittiM wbtm othiag ia thm •
had tmt talstlaa. r»a-
intifWf net atAh
Muo   miaMwam   a^g^^jy,   tmm
S*»w     nwWfSf      mttttlmW     WtW
pmmmn is* tmaatap
an emattaat WamOmtil
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(1. Steele, Nanslmo, stt«f>ended »t-nl
j (*Mi4ie. i
I    A. Ofardork,   N'anaiRwo,   miipesd^l.
* a*rtaef,*.
I    W.  Cinwmlim,   N..»mi«H',   nui«i.(ijili-fl|
oeiMaa**Ae. i
it, Metkle, X»! iiiTirt, ♦njto-ndw! *♦*-•«••
(MMW. f
Wiaisd Guilty te Untswfsl AsssmMy j
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from -date  of nm*'.  been   In   to«rt
A. Rattsfdy, JJan*«:mo. ait m^ntb*
R.   Qritfltha,   \**;   :ti4<i,   •us^wndt'd J
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ing for his position and the worker is struggling
for an existence. To retain his position the former
has money w^hic'h he can withhold; while to fight
him the worker has his labor power, wliich he also
has a right to withhold when he-strikes, while the
employer who attempts to calculate what 11^
MIGHT HAVE MADE had there been no strike
should bear this in mind before he invites trouble.
Regrets are in vain. <
most to .make^.predominant Is as far in
the distance as Juiwter is from Mars;
•Uic-refore.I-ijnainitain-'-'ii.would he much
ibetter for ns -to. try and comply with
some of the existing laws, or offer
amiend'ments at an.opportune time.
Thanking ybii  kindly  for space,  I
am, -*'
7-   Yours truly,
A United Mine Worker.
Au article, culled from a magazine of fiction—
which explains a whole lot—appeared in our --contemporary of last week". The talc of woe is about
a business man who started in biisiiii'ss forty years
ago with eight men, and now employed -twenty-
three, hundred. ''Every year," states the article,
"it has been his custom to put back into his business most of his profits." .Such un para 11a led jrcti-
i-rosily (to -oneself) should find some suitable record in the annals-of history'and we almost wonder what he would have done with the profits if he
had not put them into hix business or loaned them
to someone else to use.
.    He had one strike, and won, but, estimated that
. the fight cost him one hundred thousand dollars,
Wi rough employing strike' breakers. Fierce, isn't
it?    Fancy those Who had • helped  him 'build  his
.business daring to put this virtuous individual to
Kirch an expens^.
Now comes the cream: "That one hundred thousand dollars would have been re-invested in his
business, had there been no strike, and he would
have needed one hundred additional workmen by
reason of the-enlargement ofthe plant. The hundred thousand dollars is lost for all time, so is Ihe
production of the money." Fancy!„losing something he NEARLY had! Further on. the statement is made: "The city of Columbus lost a hundred extra workmen, and the trade of a hundred
, additional families." We can only suppose that
they just went missing; dropped off the earth or
vanished in some mysterious Avay. Wait a minute:
perhaps they went to another town. After all it
may.not be so serious as the writer would have us
Our attentioi^has been called to the amount of
publicity that Old Country papers are giving t;
Western Canada, and the alluring advertisements
of "opportunities for the worker" contained "...herein.   The effect of such has been to flood the whole
of Western Canada with thousands of unemployed,
skilled and unskilled.   Many of these individual.!
have been cruelly  misled by  the transportation
agents' statements, and tlie result may be seen right
here in this Pass, or at the depots upon'the arrival
of trains.   Men who have brought out their families, and to raise the passage money sold every
stick they possess, land here with possibly thirty
or forty dollars, in many cases, not as many cents.
It is our intention to send to every labor member
and labor paper in the Old Country a statement
containing the true facts of conditions at present
prevailing in the Western portion of this cantiu-
ent.   We do not intend to exaggerate matters, but
to give the bald facts, and ask both the parliamentary representatives of the worker and the papers
to give this statement every 'publicity.   If one or
two of the labor men wgre to read this statement
in the Imperial House of Parliament, and all the
labor papers to publisli  same,  we have  not  the
slightest doubt that the effect, of same would be to
cause many of these misinformed workers to hesitate before coming to a country where not only
climatic conditions, but labor conditions, are worse
than they haye in their native la rid.   Many will
accuse us of attempting to knock, but if our knock
is going to be instrumental in driving home facts,
and saving but one family from unnecessary suffering, then we cannot hammer too hard.
AVhile waiting in a local secretary's office the
other day. a small child entered and inquired plaintively whether there was any work for father that,
night. The child Avas clean-but poorly clad; she
had made a .journey of some three miles in a borrowed rig, clothed in attire the scantiness of which
would scare many of us on a fine summer day. AVe
made a few enquiries, and learned there was a
family of six. all little ones. Last month the father's statement Avould not reach $35.00. Now.
what this means is better appreciated by those living in this town than in the Old Country. These
people have' to rely upon charity for their clo thin?,
and -when a little treat has been given by the coal
mnir-csonieofTliem amy have come to "Ferine, and
be included among the subscribers to our contemporary. There is one admission '(unintentional, we
leelieve) in this article: "Population, makes land
values. Every property owner in and about Columbus suffered directly or indirectly through the
-l.nke." This is. eorrect'; and if the writer had xinl.v
stopped to do a little thinking, lie would understand that the PEOPLE only increased land values
HY PRODUCTION. The man who built up the
business did so by .selling goods to the worker at a
piv)fit. When he was approached liy the .worker
for an increase in wages to enable the latter to purchase a few more of the comforts of life (which the
employer was no doubt enjoying himself) he refused, and liis refusal cost him one hundred thousand dollai-s. For our part we regret that il cost
him so little.
ll seems to be the privilege of the master class
lo blame the worker for any losses he may incur.
"r imagine lie incurs, as a result nf strikes. The
worker must, according to their contention, always
be content; he must never demand any additional
comforts, if it is likely lo interfere wilh profits.
On no account must be expect to do luiylhitig more
Uian exiwt to work. Should be at any time require
ti» better bis position, lie is immediately reminded
Unit the business won't stand it; no profits are being mndo; market conditions are bad. or that his
ilmnniulH nre unreasonable. A capitalist may de.
imm\ w'lmt lie likes for the pruilit.'t of the workers'
toil, but the worker dare not demand what he likes
fo- his labor power,   Thai is the whole situation
'•'    '•'■■    l',Ut    .A.I' it-       I in"    ,;.,i,4    aim   mi.m    ttlif    iiUllili'cij
tj!"iis;im| dollars would nut Imve doin- so. could In-
b    i' helped il, bul he i-oii*i.leri-il il a boiler speeii-
totion to oppose thc worker than appeaso him.
, Candidly, we realize that the eapitidhi i- fi;:!t1
Coleman, Alta., March 31st, 1914.
To 'the Editor, District Ledger.
Dear Sir,—I notice in your last issue a tetter signed 'by "A Worker,"
aiuPtis I am a member of one of ithe
Locals that have a grouch on account
of the action taken by the delegates
in that convention, in reference 'to the
unemployed members of our Union, I
feel compelled to retaliate to a certain extent, but don't want to be obnoxious in any -way. Having been in -convention when the question came uv
for discussion, nviglvt state there was
no "■tacit" used, but tactics, as practically eveTy delegate took part, in the
discussion, taking up all morning's
session, after 'which a motion was
made that same of the District
officers go into the camps affected and investigate along with the Local officers and render such assistance necessary.
An amendment was made (this ds
where the tactics were used) that all
Locals in District 18 keep the defence
fund ln their Local treasury for tw?
months. The motion carried ,by a
comfortable majority, but a roll call
was demanded, which had to ibe left
over until afternoon session on account of the time for adjournment
having arrived. This gave a certain
clique time to buttonhole and use their
influence on the other '■ delegates.
Some they gave a .pain, on others they
made their taffy stick, so when the
roll was called in the afternoon the
amendment won out by a majority of
three, and they gained the selfish abject tliey 'had in view which caused
them muoh exultation.
The next item on the .program was
the copper miners' -strike. in , Michigan, and without any discussion, ot
even questions asked, a thousand dollars was awarded them out of the District treasury, money that these unfortunate unemployed -had paid into the
defence fund. Then .the iwriter in the
previous issue slams our members and
those depending upon them, and in a
sneering, sarcastic manner tells us we
have got something we voted for in
the last provincial election, after giving "C. 'M." a 'majority over the other
t\yo candidates put together in this
camp, but I fail to see that the adverse conditions would -have,lie-en ■ improved, even had we been successful
enough to have got 'him elected. There
are certain "elucidators" that are a
detriment to the cause and knock the
movement unknowingly to themselves,
like some of the rhetoricians tliat
have been around recently, and as
long as they igot their own selfish ambition gratified, they are not particular Whose table jjiey put their feet
mulcr. It makes an ordinary thinking
man disgusted to have to admit that
he belongs to the same iparty.
1 remain in sympathy with the unemployed,
company the shabbiness of their clothes and pride
of the parents prevents them front participating''in
same. This is but one instance.we might go on and
fill eight pages, citing cases of the most abject poverty that exists through this Pass, but the worker
here knows and realizes what conditions are. There
is not.a single camp that has not a string of 111101%
ployed, while several of the camps have not worked
for three months.
To the Editor, .District Ledger.
Dear Sir,—.Noticing a letter signed
"A Worker," which appeared in the
last issue of the' Distriot Ledger with
reference to the grouch and (the- 'hpwls
raised Iby several Local Unions in District 1§ over the action of- the last
convention ,which,'-by. the -way,"'-prevented, the District treasury tram receiving six to seven* thousand dollars,
and fiurthermore ignored .the ajpipeals
•for' something to eat of their ifediow
men in times of adversity. It was the
might ruie without considering tihe
position in which our fellow working-
men were being placed in other localities. ',
If we" are in (the -minority we should
be granted the same -privileges of expressing ourselves without, being dictated to 'by "A Worker," who seems to
be surprised at the howls •raised over
something to eat. Anything would surprise some people, except a fat place
•111, the mine and a steady joib without
giving the least attention to the wails
of the unfortunate who is under the
(burden of maintaining big families
with clothing, food and shelter. When
these necessaries -cannot be provided
,by the person involved, he naturally
appeals to the only source—his fellow
'workers, who are more -fortunate dn
marketing his labor power.
When "A Worker" states that Uie
hard iworking. honest miners with
their 'beloved families, who appeal
civilly to their class ifor aid, are doing
so because they nre ignorant, why it
is too ridiculous 'that to term a person
"Ignorant" under the circumstances is
a 'perversion of the English language.
If M*r. Worker is so intelligent and
possesses the horse's seqse, let him
come out from 'behind the bush and
endeavor to educate the 75 ,per cent
non-'EngHs'h (of which I am one)
which District 18 consists of, Instead
of trying to inform the workers that
they are not-to 'be considered* through
their ignorance, and that their brains
are not in their stomach. However, It
seems that some,of us are minus tihe
the necessary weight of brains when
it comes to scaling.. He also states
that Karl 'Marx and Engels and even
their own 'newspaper will assist them
considerably If they read intelligently.
How can a person read~lntelllgently
something that he cannot understand?
But it looks good' to some people to
■have their work done, printed in the
ledger for other motives and that's
what it amounts to.
Yours for freedom,
Under New
""' Moyies
1 Make Time 1
High Class
Photo Plays
"In the Days of Trojan
Premier Asipiith appears to be having a good
share of whnt those who seek eminence in the po-
liti'id Avorld will always be destined to enjoy—
trouble. Threats of rebellion, mutiny in the army,
mutiny among his cabinet nnd followers, and last,
but not least, labor troubles that threaten to assume, if they have not already done so, ver^ serious
proportions. The coal strike to enforce llie minimum wage is no loenl affair, and the miners and
transport workers threaten coneerted action that
will very seriously tie up ilungs in Great Hritnin,
The Asquith Government has been rather viiifoN
moate with regard to the number and extent of ISIi^^jir^l^Sir^
labor disputes that  have arisen  within   tlie last i :U work), and the retained per capita
few venrs  and in suite of nn nllemnted emilitinn 'A'-iK wou!l! onl>' amount to perhapa $12,
11 w ,\enrs, aim in spin 01 an aiiempteu i oiiiition ( wl|h about on() lllin(1re<1 unemployed,
with the Labor parly, they have not succeeded in
saiisfying the worker  that they intend promoting
his welfare, or have any real solid intention to le-
■yixlate for Ins benefit.   True, certain palliative nets
have been paused with regard to insurance, unom-
I'loyment, compensation, etc,, bul the workers of
■Ureiit Tiritiiin realize that if they wish to gain any
advancement nt all, this must come front their own
Coleman. March 28, 1914.
To tho Bditor, District Ledger,
Dear Sir,—In your issue of March
2Rth, a .letter signed "A Worker" appears, which scathes the Locals that
have a grouch, as he puts it, about
the way said (Locals got treated by the
District convention. Undoubtedly "A
Worker" is a genius. He pats on the
back the convention that tacitly acknowledged (his own .word*) that it
could do nothing with the unemployment amongst the .members of the organization. The sublime wisdom of
"A Worker" and of that convention is
superhuman.- But did the District convention do nothing re unemployment?
Oh, yes. This selfsame convention
that adopted the Socialist: platform
and insists on Socialist propaganda
■being pushed Into the regular business
of I". M. W. of A. meetings, voted
■thai all Locals keep the per capita tax
of ,10 oents ptsr month, which is sent
to the District for defence purposes,
in their own Local funds for two
months and distribute same for'unemployed relief locally. Let nie point out
what that means. Uuronls, I'aiiBbiirg,
niulraioi-f. etc.. where things -are prai'-
llfcally at  a standstill, have to keep
e'liNH,    Kvery year we are refilled wilh tales of j tion   in
Ore. 1
of   III,
but In ihe other camps whpre work is
fairly plentiful and unemployment not
very ucut. namely. Fernlo, Hoamer,
BHlikhend, HlllcreRt, etc., thene entnpp
also keep tho per capita tax of .10
eenth in their own funds and no gather
quite « nice nest egg, whilst their
"brothoiB," tliey «all them that, at
HurmlH, PaHKburg. Blalrmoro, etc., arc
hi Htiiivatlon point. In spite of the
•nnreh-vaihited SocialUMc dtK-trlne*
|irnft«*seil hy the convention. Its r*
Its   irratment   of   rhe   un-
To the Editor, District Ledger.
Dear Sir,—I am of the opinion that
we could Improve the referee's position in the Crew's Nest Pass Football
League by cadi club nominating one
or two of Its best posted men upon the
association game. Let the League officials have an examination and each
one t'hat is successful 'be .handed a
certificate to act as a referee during
the season of 1914. To have a uniform
set of i-ules; not one referee using the
latest revised rules and another not.
The League also to protect the referees more against both players and
I remain,
Yours for
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A dramatic 'photoplay of power and passion
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[By Eugene V. Debs]
Sitting in her prison pen In tin
strike zone of.Colorado, Mother Jones,
in the silence of her cell, broken only
by the tread of the beetle-'brawed degenerates that serve as the dogg of
the plutocratic scoundrels who have
Imprisoned her, is writing a chapter
In this history of tlie American republic for which the children of the future
will weave garlands for her grace and
rear -monuments to her memory.
I^ons after ihe Wellboros, Ossoods
and Browns have gone the way of
kindred pirates and been swallowed
up in oblivion, or are reimeir-jDerea
only to extjjite loathing and execration,
the nii.me'aiid fame of Mother Jones
will inspire the gratitude pjk! reverence of the people she fought for with
such intrcipid valor and sutferoil with
s-iii-h unflln-chir-g fortitude to s»et fr*"
llrave, defiant, battie^brcatliliig
Bother Jones!
She is the flaming incarnation of
the world's proletarian revolt against
capitalism's bloody misrule!
The Miiiliinic ilrwliovskv of the
American  social  revolution:
■Prison and persecution cannot
quench, but only fan Into ftw<?r fkvrae
*"h.- ii :.;.\,:i,;;ii;.-.liub;e flro of her uncoil.
-|ll,.r"-,lf>   vixxi).
Like thc Maid of Orleans, this snow-
crowned old warrior of Uie working
clas*, loo, htarl voices, but not the
m\s",f vclcts heard In dreams. Tlie
volr-cs shu heiml enmo up out of the
p!tii: the clroklnK, nebbing, ngoniilnff
voIcch of the ntbymnl lifll rt w*o;e
slavery, and these vok** of tollert
tiKuiyleil and robbed, ItmiltPd and de-
fP-K'l. "nil Ui-Plr children trying for
'ire nl H!!»d her «3«l with umitteinUe
'hale for wage niavi-ry ond flrel her
vah>roM» spirit, nil that of the mrtJlimej
o'il fir:-*!<\ .Inhri Hrrwn, tin;) lM>t»n |
litvil hull a century stjco, into the llnm
inisr fun." of un  nrifirinir   dn'rcyln-g
f   To Sports Committees
The Fernie Coal Creek Excelsior Band is now
open for engagements.  Satisfaction guaranteed
For Terms Etc. Apply
ROBT. CONNELL, Secretary
P.O. Box 699 -,'"'■        Fertile, B. C.
iinvMWil pniMticrily iimuiiK tin- workiTs nf Hivinf^J0/^ *n{y ^ueh* iSd,,"if«iifh ««<« "mnnHpatlnir wolnflnn
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I'riinin. mul nt ilic mnnc time llie istnuurli'
Iii'iilotiii-inn is dully oiii|ilm«iz('«l Ity «trilcon.
ii!.-,jiiift'H ;imt tftiH'i'iil iliMoiih-til.
liat tinfwIIiiK, Inhuman und imikM»i-
,     i lii-vo iheiievflletK-e on n befooled and
;""1'' | ri NkiiIiJiuJ member»hl|>.
j A \Vork».-*r" -U<1\a ilxe "tfuuelM*" u,
i t'l-i I aud «,ilu<'itN-> lhr>tii*i lv«<«. I t«V;«»
Mini   lh"?   have   to  I'duciile  tlit-:n
Mother Jonen In a wtth-herding mi*
11:ht .prliion pen!
cirirtMT.' — ."• n ■■■-•oim In -:ho j»tite'» im-
j-f-r'H uipital!
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■irk upiiit Uj wu>in ;.d any mint! wlim
Hit* »ttn»nilmi'tii iniiil '-!•« *i *i 'hit
vi!i!(.!i in ixm,
If ihe Infill woulil |»r*»m|it Ihe mem-
* .   w.;j  ii- itl.l-.-  :t» apiirt-chte uiul \ ''<"» *,f "^ v'^>' r-*;o*\%-'.o\\«r*.- ihtr-v-
i ii.imeinl. Uo*- olt.vatlriK tlu* ihmuh'A, !*•*'•, an*i tUe low reat'tlotmry *r«*»«iir«» j
I'hnl   nre  far-r   tit  tire  UiUny  In   th-pj
■>*-•'-■      t'tM^'it*     iil4i     *•** I      KtlM*- Itt.'t ,
}hs,ic S,r.   In  >»>ur i-itiuuiiir. td* Min
llih «!t-. it fiisnoiit my notice that thtt j ,iU'> .'\Ut m" ,h'' ,'<'"M
*ffr.n«;uxi lu 'V-tnt-in n »uu.-«w«t hum*:    '» .i'«»'«»««  juinioit t.i  m» u-uer m   >.:**y>' ***■»■■■■■<>> ■<*..*'. •««via..>   uii- * Um, *«l tmuw iHitsvr lite Kiltie m* ui« **^,'**t.*;.
t:,..   !rifie-'-t!'*ni    cumM'Vivti   ■ r"'"«|l "»m'  u-!ih-»i  in I- * u --I f-r'Ti-   <-ui'm-1«i .,;i I'.A r*< »•:■«■ «».       ;'"'• «>rth.
iln !r .'., '.'..*•;**, itiit;i-,ii| u bjvUcImi.h on —Hum       ™-:i' <'u«;l, tiur.u«nu». intjuuoim In-
tu iioliili.N tht-rrc would he mure auili.-- jram-milnn  ut s   «o»i;in  «f  nlKhiy-
xy.l'ty   '.iiifiii't   -";,<•   -,..ti..s.     ... Thin ini,ti-iiihin, which "A Worker" ,'!'rf"-  w'lT''  *"> i!»:»i'«- "f ,-icciitinMrtii
u;„  ii.iii-h !n ■:t«-r futliig would. I am .sure.' r..;c,iiMinU hud it dunce to *»ho* thai..; re»t!n8 uiton Iter fair name, would tH*
• mm iit!,\,,-n ;i.:i mi,; mrteiHiJt. HfHliillxtK  wnuld,  nf   le;int, rnrry out' *Tnr'* tl;«»'hftrnt ef tht* lutnl-p, hut It
For nu (mrt. I It-.-l It it my du:v n-*n«-.r   i.rimttry  t'uv.-ir.ne  cf  hratherly j «••»»>'»»«■   MwVn   Uie    m*ti+n»hi*1ii».
ii.*.tni.-t mv fittnw wfi-Mmfi* *„ -..*..■ ,*' love Inn *»■'»*• ir.i.n»,'i„r,.,«h- *tt*t,*. f*,o.l aiomnnd-tlnatm. ehihl^levflnHne' ml*.
• lie it ton -M.-l  rule*. Willi -11   llm   Mior-i'"-    Xtltv i* *»1t »(in.i»»Hiur it mmtUimii i »»*'  t.i   U<«   tltntucll  «^»   l.u-   favtt.UsUl
''<j !;:-.• ii; .'!,,,', I A,S'.i .» v.
•ttt n *\nt*/ijtiiii.;i.Hi iliuiii ,ufii * c.,i-, "-*••«' .t*i»aiui«l>- ou i»o**-r to interiire
mit mo to my ti.ei I »*ts tiu'.tf u*timi •■•'•■ M*c noi'liiiitf of llu- iuiitr», .iu.ii
of t.l.U act Iun, !i.n;t |.i.-tniii. ,ii ::•.•_-hell I Mo-y flinl .-s]il(n.l\.- K.i ■- in
MtoftmK liiiU *ini|n»*t««l him lo ucl. ''I*i.na,Uc* hulTIiU at  to I'm*  Uh«
\Li :t rt*miP, of -thl.-t coi-reKjioiiiloiiie <* '''" tnoutiit tin off. All they could
vl»«.ro way he turn* who n)ltw3on*tnio ,;» ><* "» nerliliobi tlieir ■flifltmf* hi a
,,,,.   ,..*,* ,,,i„  -..  , *, , ,      , .,   ,*.-* ,),.*■*    ', li'-f-'i,  forti lt«lo»' for flc.f   'iiit'ifv.-..   •,«,*!
t»»I ,w.i *h >«.iir i«i-esi,)*-'*»«.) I will r>*;»Im '«,'*■»'■■   >'■   '<»  **>"   «*•*»»«'   uujteeior.-'    I
, ,..,.*,  .,.,  .,. ,*.,,.,. .,.,. i.,,,... * ,,,,  ,.«
„..    "At:
In his €.<r«? -f*t*it-:t nt correction Iho1'"*1'
wy,.re'.tiry  tjttoTt***  rht» woni*:   "Which
jm.v'ilf-H f«»r the »!t»j«»to»lon of work
I,,      ,..*»,- '   i,.'   .     I'     ■-(. .     '    i*::k
i*»   ...»   iahmwi.   %t»   -****n-  *k.*M-,   *»*»»*s» ,
if-'^oiivofs  Art hy th* cxmI romfxtny      rtMll-f*-^ M. toxl   VItto* Act.  ll»ll:
-mji-iSi i :r.,'u.r-r '-*:■«- live;* v:f ihr-'.r ^'fM*S!" * ho '.*■ v>oi. Ito observe
nt :•,,Iter..." !''•" *l"'''■''I r,,!*' suit •sS-i, tor* In con-
i inn flit Utti,  < •;   :.,*N   to   «,>(« *l v   -.» ■'•
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tHUlul ttote. Un-io't. but Mm h«* ;idd«l|    -g^,,'     ,.
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^m.„mA, tw*.,*.   it tnMam theottrh their! >';• '■** *■    > *"   '»r.-*.ikln*«   down   of   rot»f*«l
prc.-cf -routine, to <»r.*«t»**» «v« r> trm-- {tummBti   "»-»ttrtitti tw- crwiplnf—*thtfii
left woiiieriliit If IH)illlOli»( »"'*■  '-1 .    .,
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■ suldntico nnd rot duct cf   !n> pi-rtioji-,
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tou li rldh-uloiu and cKiiKKeruilitM re-
ll: t|'k>   IfOlll   (.Ul1   I.OI'iil    H'-rl'fl-Jl-t.   (l)li'
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v.,>i.<>\ * >u»«l urKumenli*. Tttt-r»- I* one
;i.'*ln« that he lost-a <ti?l\<, ot, i.:tno iy,
ii«t vi* lsitve to nilhere lo an author-
it>. nnd thone Inw* e«lnt!ttK for th«
nnj'. rs-rounl workrr, If Riven ati horn-
c*j lnteritrciJitlon, will iv u,uu--l \:i*x.
ly ("liferent from those qucir-d Uy our
[.*,. ,d i'-.--.:rvUU'y,
I iruxt I sm making no unmtttotMhlo
'.■ • ■-'     .ind "n* 1"   •' '■'■ '■
it In lw. jiii'ude   uouie   haul*   for   iln-   W.'il
f.ir worklnx therein, und -• iniim to wotk ujton, » .will tin-*, ( ,n
i'll i.f ?«*;u->- "Ti.  *,ri .u«      l*r '• tttteytkinry to ««-*«• j►*-n 1 -x uv,r\t<
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, ,-'ii-  'jf  U::' thnt m.-f,   be !»!'**,*,-('».•*
'»"•-- 1». 1,--Mcr?   Ac-'     Aroutie. ye -plundereI tollpr* of thel
jn'lttn   In   Ultvitnuttitihible  l»o*t   and'
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Hon* »i»cak louder than wordi.
i», ..iii.;. » f.iti '.it .litMt.,i.ti,>o..
Yniirn, etc,
'I; '« nt.t our lt>:cnt)ou to r>-;tly 'oj
ilie ivr;;cr of »Ik»v*. but there am one?
Hm'-1 ii'Vi'V* -*vn
!v* 1 !»v
foal   Mln««  lleRulation
• , v     Aid Will III    111   4     .11 i'l-
f*9 >»v n-iiffn ot »t>« »*"«- -.-'.'-.Hf.
Am mawW'Mmw tw? *'-4m mit*]*-*** ***™-n« '<> «v«*ry nian or boy. etn, bat ihe btwht ot Boetallwn thnt.
Ktinnl It!** c.wn life wl *>.- !m* ct bin m«t;agi-r ov.-nti.tti or flr»- l-mw " "I In ■ *-./-. our Loeol »ocre<*l7 i» tryiaf Ua op
I,, n i natetiieitti lhat nr*' noi mrlct-jthe tindiTd'on. I tin to #'•*•««> o'clf-V
ccrieti, ani the writer I* evidently! |i, m.. Mont!*}, Aurll 13th. i9ll. for)
uiiihi « wrontt Imjireitdirtn «* to tho j the iotre!i:»*o ef th«. r>re**nt Ann-eti
tsirt * thnt nre "working tttiwdy." At j Sehool bulldlnif. mmt* to be removed*
i-en.iw *e h;»vo (iu!t« n nntRjer of, from Block «2 when rentiMted by thet
ri--! l-'fe v,*, t VnrfFt *h*let rio*fd' Parol* llnnrtl rf «r'»,vtf Tft-'i--
.!.»■*» owiu* to n e»v# in inula l.ui*i»cl,i THttJi-rn to be mirktml "Tewd-ert for)
and thmwn tome ITS men om of work! *we* 9-rhr.ol llttll A-iw," •
AtttiotiRh th*> cuinimny <ar*» adverttwing• l-'ttnio-r imrMciiitir* way he ltttrt tm-
lir men to dig ttwl In ll .North, th* j ftp-plication to the Chulrnnn of thoi
•"f.en rannot make n*n*n tnd ean-; IVtrd- f
c-i-t  gH  m*k*  up,  «hil«  thn <Mh«r|    IThe bight*** or any tender not ae-
-Uinta   work   i^botir   four   iblttn   f-*rI eew-nrtly nee. --*.,|, I
t».-k.   IWlrrtr. 1* enjoying a ho1Mgv| O. W, ROSS. !
' il   Jl   M-ft-k.   ;v;otJb3>-   Joitgi'f.     flOMB-trj «H-'Tiet»ry. ,
t ,„ t*fi-»*ilr*ft *f* h-fiit t*f wttll* »f Wtrtk-1     FVftr'e   »  r    i***-ii fit   fell
head cond'.tlott!* can not l»e iU»»ed g«|  - —
i»fo»peitm»"     PoMitMy   the   wrtttri   A grtwH ntftny people thee* «fgy» ««»
t*.*-. u:(r ,'i.i:-.ri- cf Ai'*.- Fit \ MoMgMKWit.
Grand Theatre
'The Second Shot'
"Tn the Dredcer's Claw"
Pathe's Weekly
"Mystery ofthe Stolen Child"
Wantcd-A Plumber     Too Many Cups
"The Battle of Freedom"
A Story of thu Boer War
Priceas iO cents ae 20 cents THE DISTRIOT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C, APRIL 4, 1914.
A^ (   "A
News of The District Camps
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A .miner named Eric Hagg was hurt
in No. 2 mine on Thursday .while following his occupation. He was taken
to .hospital, where he was found to
have dislocated his .hup. It will toe
some timne before he will be able to
be around again*.
iMr. -Thomas Martin, the Scranton
agent, was in camp from Lethbridge
this week.
Mr. G. W. Goodwin moved his family
to Frank tihis week, 'where he has secured a position.
Mr. A. E. Siivey was visiting in
Lothfoiridge over Sunday.
Doe 'McKenzie was at Calgary this
week on 'business, returning home on
Tuesday. "
.Mr, Harry White,'.who "has been at
Hurmis for some time, has moved' his
family back to Bellevue again. Mr.
White, has started a dancing class in
the Workers' IMl and,quite a large
•crowd is taking advantage of the lessons.
Tho te-araisters at this mine have
•been busy this week takiug up the
second motor to No. 2 mine.
■Mr. Alt, Trlstrem has accepted a
.position as teamster at the Bellevue
mine.   .
IMr. Geo. Christie has quit the -mine
and accepted a position at the lime
■Mr. Walter Wilier, the driver boss at
No. 2 mine, met with a slight accident
on Priday, .resulting In several severe
cuts on -his face. '• After the doctor
fixed him up he was aible to go home.
The Bellevue junior ifootlball team
held their -meeting in the Southern
Hotel on Sunday. The hoys have opened a subscription list and have had
fairly good success. They wish to
•thank ail-those who helped financially
and otherwise and intend to give them
some good football in return.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles held
their regular meeting on**, Saturday
uight. iThe prinolpal business of the
meeting iwas the opening of a membership -competition. The last com-
•petition was won by Bro. John R. McLeod, the .prize being a gold emblem
,'Mrs. C. J. Johnson, of.Macleod, ls
visiting her sister, Mrs. C. W. Johnston.
Bellevue Local Union Notes
Our meeting convened as usual with
a good crowd in attendance, the chair
being taken by the vice president owing to the president .being absent.
The minutes of the previous meeting were adopted without comment.
The only piece of corresjwndence wa?
from President Smith calling our attention to the fact that many men
"Tr,BiH~DiBTlTOt~i8—were "finding tueir
way to the strike zone of Vancouver,
fully expecting the strike being sex,-
■bled. This .Local, however, fails to
see how any mam who is taking any
notice of the labor movement at all
'Can arrive at that conclusion, 'because
it has (been the subject in Parliament
and convention galore.
Reports of Committees
The relief committee made a report
of its doings last week, which included
*he turning down* of oue orotner wno
has scarcely worked this year, hut
after hearing the above mentioned
•brother's case, the committee recommended that relief be given, which the
Local endorsed. We would state that
since last week the labor market here
'has undergone a change for the worse,
as we have quite a number of men
laid off again owing to their places
being stopped and -many more Idle
owing to scarcity of sheet iron. Ledger readers kindly note.
The pit committee reported business .brisk, summarized as follows;
The superintendent 'promised heoou
The superintendent promised he
would find a job for one of our me*m>
bers who was at this time unable to
follow his usual joo owing to injuries
received at s?me. The superintendent also promised after due Investigation that those brothers who had
been itroyed wrongfully dismissed
would ibe reinstated. But of late .our
•committee have been unable to make
a settlement in our favor where hard,
cash has been at stake, as we have
two -cases where ithe old timers claim
it has been customary for such work
to he ipaid for. Also iwe have data on
file from District officers where similar work -has been paid for. So our
only course Is to give same to District
officers .to settle.
Then came the notice of motion to
■change our meetings to meet on Friday night, but it was pointed out iu
no uncertain' manner that we had
tried previously to run midweek meetings and had showed our inability to
make a success of them, and whereas
there -were many of us who used our
meetings as a means of educating ourselves, and the ofitener we met the
ibetter. A motion to table the matter
After a little routine business tve
'had a discussion on organized la'bor.
The meeting adjourned to meet at
2.30 p. m. on the first Idle day,
By Observer
Motion Pictures and
Wo will show another of thoso
*    soul-stirring drama b
A two-reel Rsminaj feature
This Is of Una name class ns
The Strength of Men, -which created such u HU'iiiuitloii when we
showed it last week,
Tlie coal, mines In this section of the
District' have all been idle since last
i reported  and  no  prospects  of  eom-
I menclng operations, about fcurjym
woridiijHnr^ffCTi"camp.-^ST-they say
we are progressives.
iMr. Patrick Corrigan, of Cork, was
visiting here on Suturday, and intends
to live permanently at Bufmis.
•Mr. Thos. Sloan*, of Burmis, was
here on business during last week,
leaving shortly for the Northern country. .
The Passburg Dancing Committee
held a dance In Slovak Hall on Saturday night, which was fairly attended.
The music wns supplied by , ,r. C.
Wllloughby and Miss A. Boulton.
It seems that no more dances are
to be held at th© Fairmont Hotel. .Maple Leaf. The proprietor saj-8 he can
safely tap a keg now without calling
sent the town in action of Irwin versus ithe town of Blairmore.
C. B. V. Hiseocks, secretary-itreas-
urer for Blairmore, has been appointed license collector.
W. J. 'Bartlett and L. P. Roberts
have Ibeen appointed to the Board ot
'Percy Clearihue, late of the Frank
Wine and 'Spirit Co., but now of Calgary, was in town on Thursday.
The nets have been ordered for the
'public school to cover the ground
floor windows so as to enable the
pupils to play basketball. Another
addition will also he included, this
summer in tlie shape of gardens and
the boys and girls will be taught to
raise and care for plants.
We are pleased to hear that Rev.
W. H. iMuncaster is getting on so well
after-hils critical operation.
Judge .McNeil, accompanied by W. i
C. Bryan, clerk of the district court,;
and T. A. Powell, official court stenographer, came to town on Tuesday
night and on Wednesday morning hei a
a sitting of the distriot court in the
Miners' Hall. A large number of small
debt cases were heard and disposed
of, among which was the case Sawyer versus the McLaren Lumber Co.
Dr. Sawyer. V. S., claimed $92.00 for
treatment of a horse belonging to the
Lumiber Company, hut Mr. Barnes,
.manager of the company, stated that
he had received a bill for $20.00 only
and did not pay it, claiming that the
'horse's condition had been misrepresented and that it had died within 30
(hours of its return. Judgment was
given in favor of Dr. Sawyer for $20.
L. H. Putman appeared for plaintiff
and H. C. Moore for defendant. Several other cases iwere also disposed
of, some being adjourned until the
next assizes.
Byron's Famous Troubadours, of
Chicago, w' !. appear in the Blairmore
Opera House on Tuesday evening,
April 14th. This company will give
an-excellent concert which will include grand orchestra, saxaphone
quartette and quintette, trio violin,
cello and harp. The concert will be
high class in every way and will appear under the auspices of the Central Baptist Church.
•Blairmore -will not put a team in
the football league tills season owing
to players being at„a scarcity in this
A special C. P. R. car passed
through Blairmore on Thursday afternoon conveying G. J. Bury, vice
■president and manager of the C. P. II.,
eastward after a visit tothe Coa&t.
Crowds of Blalrmorltes have journeyed to Frank to take a look at the
cave-in of part of the old smelter
which occurred on Monday night. Several have returned with hair-raising
joyable night was spent by all who
took part in the proceedings.
The infant child of Mr. and IMrs.
Blackburn died in the 'Miners' Hospital on Friday morning. Mrs. Black-
'burn is, we are glad to report, doing
well,    ...
Jack Byron has taken over tlie duties of fire hoss in York Creek district of the International.
Air. and Mrs. Jack Barnes left Coleman on Thursday of last week to take
up their residence ia New (Michel.
Jack has accepted a position in a
roller skating rink and moving pie
ture house.
Alphonse Booramans pulled out on
Sunday night's passenger for a long
visit to his native country, Belgium.
'Mrs. Booramans accompanied him.
-Mr. Soley, blacksmith In the employment of the International Coal
Company, has quit Coleman and accepted a similar position in Frauk.
B. Disney, contractor, for a long .'period in Coleman, intends to leave
about the middle of next week for the
Coast. The business of Mr. Disney
is being taken over by West Johnston,
who also has been a long while resident In Coleman.
Tom Jackson, a well known footballer in the -Pass, has left Coleman
and intends staying in Frank for some
time at least and still unsigned.
The stork paid a visit to the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Norville on the morning of March 27th and left a braw
wee cheil.
Nick Bilowa was brought up on
Saturday morning, .March 28th, before A. ,'M. Morrison, J. P., on.a charge
of assaulting John Bryk. The charge
was proven and Nick was fined $10.00
and costs. Nick had a previous conviction for a similar offence.
The Coleman football club have
made excellent arrangements for their
grand masquerade ball to be held in
the Coleman Opera House on April
17th. Don't forget the date, April 1.7th.
Prizes: A $5.00 gold piece for the best
dressed lady and' a $5.00 gold piece for
the best dressed gentleman; best
character costume (lady or gent);
best comic costume. First class music will he supplied 'by the Stokes orchestra. Supper will be served during the night, April 17th. '
The Coleman football club journey
to Hillcrest on Saturday to engage
the local .boys in a friendly game, the
first of the season.
John Cashhek, butcher, has rented
the store of the^late Mr. Peter Pironey
and Intends doing business in Coleman.
Quite a number or men are receiving relief from the Local Union.
A motion was put through tiie
Coleman Local oh Sunday, 'March
29th, and was carried that in future
no more Local Union notes be put Sn
the columns of the District Ledger.
IfA a,  laroa  niii^'h-f>r-n.f.-na.n.-_4jj.-pi>
The town council has decided to
have the memibers of Mie volunteer
fire department insure!! against accidents and policies have be'jn taken
out on twelve iinen. The- council has
also voted $100.00 to the department
to aid them in carrying on sports.
The town fathers have also under
consideration a by-law regulating the
keeping of chickens in regard to penning them up from April lst "until
November 1st. This only applies to
certain sections of the town.
Some of tiie 'barbers of the town
have asked that a licence fee of $50.00
he 'put on their shops, and that the
council try and regulate the number
of shops In town, as they claim that
in ithe 'busy season any floater can
come in and rent a chair and cut into
their trade. It seems that 'the tpwn
has had a*,bylaw for years, licensing
theso 'places, but that no attempt has
■been made to collect the fee. The
same nipplles to all businesses in the
town. We've certainly had a bright
bunch on that council. A former
councillor, who was defeated last December, came to the meeting on Tuesday night ns one of a committee, and
while waiting for a chance to state
his -business fell asleep and was pretty
hard to awake. So some one gave
Mm a jab In the ribs and hollored:
"Wake up. man, you're not In the
council now,"
A .committee representing one of
the organizations of the Morpion peo-
iple, waited on the council in regard
to getting deeds for lots, In the cemetery. It was discovered that the town
could not furnigh deeds, as the property was bought from the Canada
■West Cpmipany, with the understanding that the town would not ask for
deeds for a certain length of time, as
their 'property was bonded and they
oould not give deeds until the bonds
were redeemed.
Easter Monday has been set aside
as a general clean-up day, and every
one has to have their places cleaned
up by then.
tory to the meeting. The secretary
read a'letter from bonding insurance
company, New York, .which was not
considered satisfactory and another
firm must be tried.
A notice of motion was put concerning the 50 cent fine for non-attendance at Union meetings. Let us have
a good meeting aud t*et a satisfactory
result. There shoulu not be any difficulty in members attending twice a
The regular meeting was held Sunday last, at > p. .m, Bro. H. JoneS in
the chair with a poorly represented
meeting. The minutes of the previous meeting were adopted as read.
Correspondence was read out by the
secretary, also the quarterly report of
the District.
The Local Union are anxious for the
members to attend the -meetings bailer. We are within the last year ot
our agreement and the Union officials,
also the officials of the coal company,
meet 30 days previous to tlis. expiration of the agreement, therefore it is
up to the membership to handle this
matter carefully and look into their
own Interests. Every member knows
perfectly well it needs amending considerably, so let us wake up and offer
our officials something that will De
worth while putting before the operators if they intend having an agreement ait all.
A letter was read acknowledging
the cheque that was sent to A. J. Carter for the relief of the Beaver Creek
The sick committee gave In their
report and it was accepted. The sec
retary gave out the grievances that
were,taken up with the superintendent. One case was after getting O. K.
slip from the superintendent work
could not be found. Having some
charge,, against him when previously
employed, the company claimed their
right to hire or discharge according
to the agreement.
took -place at the time of the cavern
Chas. Sbanage and family have removed from the south side of the
track and have taken up their residence In the house at the corner of
Twelfth Avenue and Victoria Street.
W. B. Gilbert has given up the mati-
i agement of the Alberta Hotel and left
I on Monday night for Spokane.    Mr.
I (lll-bert was accompariled by his wife
j .-niii little daughter.
(Received too late for publication last
An accident occurred on .Monday
■morning to Pete Persella, one of the
carpenters who, when walking up the
steps in the boiler house, slipped and
came In contact with tlie gear wheels
of a motor, crushing his arm so badly
that it had to be taken off below the
shoulder. He is going on as well as
can be expected, ...
The electric ligating of Natal has
much Improved the town, ibut we are
.porry taJi-Bar^ie^^ve-to-eH^gme-tjf
Open for Engagements
Phone 74, ring 2
Jeweller & Optician
Madge—I knew, If you wore a veil,
as I told you, It would keep him from
kissing you while on the sleigh ride.
Marjorle-rBut   it  didn't.     He  just
j pulled it up4—Judge.
Warm your body iby healthful exercise, net by cowering over a stovo.
"perty is being put up in Coleman jiikt the lights  off owing to Insufficient
now. j .power.    We are informed,  however,
that they intend increasing the power
as soon as possible.
On (Monday night, about 10 o'clock,
an unfortunate occurrence hatppened
at Craw's Nest, wherehy John Kulan
lost his life. It appears from inform- An accident occurred in old No, 3
atlon gathered that the unfortunate! n,il,e *° Kini!<s Topi, Saturday last, a
man boarded a freight at Blairmore' Slavonian employed «s a pusher. He
intending to get off at Coleman, but was Pushing a loaded car out-of a
It ran right through to Crow's Nest, block when it ran back on him,-crush-
ahd he missed the passenger there j ing one of his legs very badly, also In.
and somehow or other got In front of i Acting other injuries to head and
the engine shunting at that time. The "«*• l*. Weldon thought it would
deceased was for a long time a res!- ''^ necessary to take his leg off. but
dent of Coleman.   He leaves n* widow   we,, are Informed that the doctor
This Is the shop where you
can leave your watch and
rest assured that it will be
repaired with expert skill.
Jewelry neatly Repaired
Eyesight tested and
glasses  fitted
Coleman :: Alberta
a free dance. \   Spveraj men have ^^^ work ,j„
j tho Frank mine.
!    Charlie Uramns, wno has been ab.
Pasibtirg. AHn„ March 2<Jth, 1011. ■ sent ln the Kate of Omaha for sev-
A. J. Cartor, Esq., ■      < ■ <,rai  -monthfl.  returned  to 'town  on
K<>rn!e, R C. j Tuesday morning.
Dear Sir and Bro..—Your communl-;    Mr. FVnnk Ornst, who has taken up
i-ntlon of the- 2.r>th Instant. In which ':, homestead in Knderliy, ». 0„ Is mov-
w:is enclosed a cheque mnde out to T.'' intr his famllv to that place.
(!. llarrlfis for fifty dollars  (IfiO.uoi i    Mrs. II. Fitzsimnions, who has been
Realty Co.
for relief purposes, Is herewith acknowledged with thanks,
Fraternally yours,
THOa G. HARRIES, Secretary.
MIsh lllodwln Kvnn» Is again able
to be about nf:er u Hllulit attiick of
Mr, Ux\- Tltorno, late manage* of
tho lllolrmorp brickyard, came to
town on Friday from Vancouver. 0«.
Ing to the severe illness of Mrs.
Thorn* tier* lust mimm<>r she was
obliged lo mitt « loiiif holiday at the
Cnnut wh'rlT'f Mr. Thnt-np nooomsKW
led her. Mrs. Thome, who Is still In
vtJty poor health, will remain In Vmi-
c0»iv<-r Indefinitely,
The con-ccrt given by the 1. O. fl. T.
In the Oddfellow*' Hall on Friday
night wss an iiinmnm* success. A
(lrHt--ci«ii« program warn rendered, nox-
mrsl wi»H.kncwn «irtl»*s takin* pari
having a holiday nt the Const, return
i»d to town this week.
Uev, \V. 8. Young la supplying every Sundny morning at the Fregbyie-
rlan Church In Hlnlrmoro during the
Kh'kni'KR of the pastor. Rov. iMr. Mu.ii- iJell«vui'
■muter.   (Mr.   Young will   he  In  tho   T. Dtisd.ili- .
Frank .pulpit next Sundny night.        T. Paterson
On Friday night the Frank Social K. Ihwdale .
Leanuo are lo have a social and eon- j. .McNeil ,.
ci'it comaneiidug at 8 o'clock. Ad- C. XllllHr .. *
mission 2", cents. J, Dugdule .
The Rohetnlan people aro to have
a dance in Ute old Union Hall next
Monday night. Judslnir from the ad-
vertls<>m«nt* Jt. will he un elaborate
•Air. J'frlot, who was stopped from
trecthig a building on n lot insld-p tho
and several children to mourn It's
GeroiMe Hart has been appointed
pit boss In York Creek dlBtrlct of the
International in place of E, D^ Black,
The return billiard gamo between
-Coleman and Uellovue took place on
Tuesday night, March 31st, In the
Grand I'nlon blllard jmrlors. Coleman had a deficit to wipe off ond,
though winning four of the six games,
they only managed to reduce the deficit by twenty mints, J. *Me,Vi-H, of
Bellevue. won the pair ot'boots presented by Mr. Cecil flowwr for the
highest !;i\,;ik of ,'!7 polnU. The tfol-
kwltv? an- the names of players and
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. 150
TUjiiui* ...12(1
M. Hyslop
A. Anderson
H. lllll .....
A. Josppli ..
8, Moore ...
Arising out of thin game a match
on hoini«> and hom-ft i»rln«-|p|<» between
J. Thomas, M. Hyslop and A. Anderson, of Cob man. and T. Dugdale, K.
trying to wive It, Ue is igoing on as
well as can be expected, although his
injuries are rather serious.,
Mkhel Football Club ars providing
a dance und supper on April 20th.
..when- ihe distribution of prizes will
bo held for tho drawing convpeitition,
T!ekots $1,00 each. '
Born, to Mr. and airs. Lockhart, on
Friday last, a daughter. Mother and
baby doing wry well,,
Tho Michel mines are working;
steady and crowds of men droppiiiR in
every day from the various -rumps.
Mr, Tom Williams, mines limpet-tor,
Hii.-» down In r<- Jan wttvk making his
usual inspection of th« rnlnos,
Tho Natal 0)M»ra House op<*ned
lust woek for inoture showing, three
uIkIUs for Heiun-H nnd--three for roller
skating, li c tu niti-v very satisfactory.
Tom Jackson was here la»t week
end visiting bin l.nin;itflilre friends,
Tom has secured work In Frank.
i.Mr. George lleddinuton and family
an- b.-tck in MMie, ;i>,'.lri
..Mr.   Kd.   Stewart,  erf  Trites-Wood
Co.. was down here lhl» week er, I on
business matter*.
.Michel Aerie l*«l Frt'<n!'il Or'*r
& Car of BTCTPotatoes
and Apples
These are all No. 1. Stock which  have been
well kept during the winter
Frank, Alta.  AAA  Bellevue, Alta.
Dimdale and T. Paierson. of Uellevue,
ilaiiittrr zone, even though the build-ils being arranged, the flm game to! of Kwrles. are timidlng n dance
Ing was partly built, ls now building  tut,c p'tiie on Thurcrtnv, tito 2nd tn««   ■ "tinner nn A<it-I! ii!Mi •"•"• nn'in'i•■• •-•   n'
ua; lie   ite ik  ii*»*.i4»iie ueur the biid-se. j at  Itellevue. 1 friends,    A Fertile orcliesirsi wlii pro-
[ vide the mu*ii.    Four in-*  un-mher*
■^ ♦♦♦♦♦! wep- rifi.'!i'i(|  !:.:j t!.,- .1;.!-=,;  ..;   SS,f
♦ Mast  meeting nnd several n'hern uu*
.Mr. fl. W. Goodwin, of Ilelleviie, hss 1
iiiov* d   Into   the   house   next   Hlttls'
store  and  lias  waned   work   In  the
The Complete House Furnishers
of the Pass
Hardware Furniture
We will furnish your house from cellar to garret and «t bottom prices.   Call, write, phone or wire.    All order* given
prompt -attention.
If you ara satisfied, tall others.    If not satisfied, tell us.
mine.   Ills brother Luther hns moved j
HP nlso.
Fomlmll 1* receiving Its due «He» [
•Ami "hi'M* dnys here. A team is en-i
tired  lo cemlest   In  lite (Iron's  Nest
Now in  the time
mm* pmftwnoii
You cannot afford
to lose when wo
can   protect   yon
The quurM t» rendered bv the gentle-! Phm I .cogue, nnd It l» .1 good one too.
men ot the Itaptlst Chimh choir wereU flJ(H»!ltig was held tn ihe I'nlon Hall
I'reutlj ti|»|in e|;(ted, while Mrs. K. han Thurrdtiy evenleu lu complete the
Keith gave n delightful recitation, jorgMii!/u"«n. Th*. rellnwlng wi-ri- 1!
Hii)H,er'.*.ts wrved by the Indies of the it iied; llmi. f)re**ldei!*t, Mr. .», H, Me-
flr<'"r, which brought lo 1 elate m ■'n<jti;il I: Imti. vlve (ir«»!dint*. M*-*i»t»..
vei j  enjoyable ev«nln«. \V   ,|. iMednw-in. It.-Tliftw|»«nn,   '   II
.1. \\. Gre»«li!iiii lias Imhh u|»|»oint<'d Fsrnier mnl ('. J, Tompkins; prest-
lo Hie beard of hettlth In thi te »iw.if |,|,nt, Jam,* Finlsysoh: vite presl-
lllHlrmore. 'd-nn*   II    l-!   l»-inV!t,,   ^f,rrt.*.:> :i»«."
I'tios. Cherry hns reslgn.-d h'11 ro*l urer. Kv-ui iMnr<t«*R; ecurtmH*»"» W
tion «l;h J, Holloway. (".".in, T   lira thy. T   .-'m !. r*o„   ,1
Heversl metre men were !«ld ott n» I Sk-tti, 4 II, Metmnnid, Fred Allnf.
ihi*. Green HIII mine of the \V. (*, ('. frttlner, W, Wntfrni    A h.iskei »«»
T'lt- 1: In, r tictikr! l-« «:ill In ,1 very
eouKestfd (!>lr!?!rm Jn t*!tt-i to*tt. a
iitrjter nu:i:l>i* r tt nun tii'.ti eminl hi-*
Um uik niji'oveil. (Jule 1, number drew
tin !r t,)UU fri),'» llie uiilie-n kiiiui' lltiie
«So ainl *e!tt elsewln>re ** 1 idttg work,
i.f nil ,-ire etiriiltiK Ini witliou' find*
'"■:.- '1 tvu*''r, Tinn- in tin «nt;*iile
*«irk startel yt*t, mil no prr^jier-ts for
mui* t)me to ef»rm», *:i thi* lie ti In-
;ieuU,4 i-uMiti-iK tii-* mn} "i:i!i|-| Ih1
better  '0 five  'heir  ir.r;i,'-.,.
\   n,i'11* hi, t*tn .iimi «jri£«»)l/-ir, U-<
-.iii.l  ,!i  '.in* -\liti»n«" ll.i I ft fr.dn\
ti» !«   rteeived at the tie\: im i,-ln».
H-evernl  iit'-n  frem   H'ntrti'erc  h r'e
«-wired work here,   Ham- t-A Av -n ...:■•
el! time Mlehelili-K.
Th" ll<;eky Mvjuti'ain Ij:-A-- i-'  'X-
Kti's'sts «f P)'-h'as h»»ld t!>«-i-* :"■ ■" ''■■•;
etery W*i--ihi«'»i!»y nt x p. to, ,u t'r.i
linn's Hull
The Fr-»-ertml Order «>f l^Kit-n A--ne
1-vii   In*! i   fhi'.r   tteustfj-t   mt,   i .">
■ill I   »l|.tri   t'vl""*i      -'■*)»?       '•    *'* -
Inn'*   Hill.     J.   \e»intui,   VV.   I'rei» .
,1. Ila-itiill. *eir«t»ry: .1* Mercer* tre,*m
Michel Leeal Uelee Notts
.11   ir   in.
ii »ih-lr llf -'i'.jm* ii.,,, Si-.ii intiij.
Is arn»f»ir»-d to be held In tf.i- nlTJilnu ,n,tt!n:i ,,il,t,Ii>.. ' |,.,.>|»-ik
t'nloft Had. A*5>rSI Kth- A entieert Ik ! ,-r litmdle I bin mi'>|i h j,i, th \,, ,„ ,
-ix Li*' jilv«n thitt will tie tk-iortd tulm t',,,* <ni*< iunlnf. of tun nl'liv *i a
none, moviiiR p!«Hir«f on the program 1 eumiti-r '*r ••••••••onn*   1,9,, -.«(,.« ^. 1
.... ■    ,    ....        .......    .,..,,    .-.«,    ,1,   (    ,f,i    ,    ,i   . ,   ti|t>> ,ij|   Ln,!,   jl,,1l'l-
| to withdraw his resltn*(lnn ntiMI -th*•-He *b** t-vrtviV **•*-*- - •    '     *-   " .,*...,
1 i'n i sn .ii" iumtii lenu.    tt* under*' ll'ii/'1!   1    ie-n    >f   **i■    ^1 -' (,'•>.'
Hunt ihM  Mi:  Verge h«s cwtiM-nit-d ,♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦! I'hnri h   v» sk   it.ttu   !»v   tin    H«--t    ('
III. -:hls week,    H U tumnr**tl tlm*
Ihe |>'l end fire husves will lie put on
day wiiite,
J. W, Venre, prltvelpal of the lllalr-
Ttii'   n
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tin-  i»i.i rt-t ir.
to do I his.
.Mi*.*  itose  llstinmere, of the telephone office, lias heett sllnhlly Jnrtim-
I pi neij i!nii.'itf tin- ix't'i'ii
,      >..-   ..»<>«.  ,*...,  u,  .m* >i.,ii,i,tiA *»*it-
led '►>• th< ('re*'* N'ri! >*inur art Peed
Vo. I»rs b*en fitted up «nd opened by
,\V.r% Itradlsh m n first-class milliner's.
Afcm* in* Oliver Typewriter
Co. Mtettlott it f7 etnta per
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On \V« -tn*s-;'»>. Marr-h i.*»i!», a >»l"-   ■■<  •■
of  work   took   |»!«ee  in   ihe  ln»Hti» 'if*   ,
llonal Church,  whhh was very  su-
cessful from n flnarieiai ,mj1hi of tj. *
A refrtRentor and cold storsui- has About 1150 was taken durln« din ♦■\en
been •flfltd up Iii Cyr'H meat market ~4nf.    The hall w«a taMefully A*- iron Vleiorla Street. .• M«d fw the occasion. i">. ■
Th->   A'.'-.-.i.:-,'   \it.,A  -a * •..» tti.'*  -,»«•'•>■ ,    ..tii. Au.ii   -r'..->ia   mn  pun-hatted  'lie, »-ilu:
l ..        ,,,    .,<>'     'Ill    t,M ltl»l
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none a chsnire of mantttement.   Val!'« >i«e of Mr   Iki l*ark#r on 8isM«! •i«n»
llonflldl   tl'hf* llttt fnr mnrr-a lirmt* -■■te- ' Otr**t , .  ,,
been #e«!e«vt>rln»s <e» dl«iw«e of his In-:    TImj ss*w% •j»ald it iJslt 10 the horn*--
terest. mid out to It. Ald#r this week, i ol Mr. aod Mrs K Mllley, on M irch
Itlalrmore  Is stain  enrobe 1 lu  a
i»bli* manile of aN»uf wit liwf»es of
«ru)*v. whii h fartuu*tet> Am* noi knob
like Kiayinir very Ion*.
A. Holme and family left this «*#*
fi)r *h'*fr rr-iicU '-vUtth U ,»[U4.t.e4 i**--.
Ihe HtMHh Pork.
1'- 1 1 ;-. 'ie 1   -i'1   »'*iim'> 'I 'i!.d< r th
■ -i    i" t    -v -,-» -| \*   •>'•    l'-!!l Pint* **   X
ji, *, , ' i-i .. ,' s is -. ■ «,»» !<i* |-« I
,<•> I (' 11, •,'• V'flli.ti-ns rot th<- r»,.
|«ir'UI !tv <t -. iklew fur n li'* tlt't,
•t', s ,,.. 1 ;. 1 ■ I . >i» -hi' '< *\ t* nn
(,,. !„ t»n   .«■ ' • *.y*',m ih-*- this rr>n
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»-.-f«.d t'n - oi- i-t.fiKit iii ibf hrurr*.
e w\ e»;»in»i*'i*!>,,'U-* '•*'
t'th -and Ult * Un* boy.   Luteal r*
porta any mother and child are *ett
Ott WediwMdnr. Maw* ft. tlie mem
harm nt t*» l'Vr«R*ii« ftr-t-t:jr mitt 'm
the CoSetwin Opf-ra Himsein ee»*»-
Uv-ji'.m  llw   kttoth  e**e/tat*nmry  nt the.,-,,  ,,. -
Wrth of the poet faraa llli*«AhenkA | *it» h»A\v arott 1**9,1    Qrjh-k work
I,. If. fHWmilti, nhtlrmore's lea/Knit'The evening was spew In souk and  ihe  fire !»rifc',i«>««  »n»"l  fhe IwiHi;
let nl llRht, has been eliosea 10 re^re- recltailott and v*mle»uie.. a most «n-|sid ctaers adenitis
i» 'ln-i 1 r.-f<
i j.j. .-ii.i.n
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on TV'-i'i-. rtt'.rrilne. and tli-  htti!**''•-
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There ia no data ot women who know better how to discriminate in the tue of thing! to make
them more beautiful than actresses:   Among the many celebratai stage beautiea who use aad
eaUuuuutically praise both Harmony Hair
Star in "Tantc," Empire Theater, New York.
8Ur in "A Strmnfe Women," Lyemam, New
Star in "Potaeh aod PerimuHer," O. M. Cohan
Tbeater, New York.
utifier and Harmony Shampoo ue;
Stu In "Pee o'My Heart." Cort Theater, New
York. ■ ■"■;■■
Star in "Adele," Loacaere Theater, New York.
Star in "Fine Feathers," now touring the United
Sold only at the more than 7000
Ours te the
Store in this Town
In Delirium
[By Joseph K. Borsodl]
Translated from the Hungarian by
Irene Lessauer
The old man sat ou a wooden -heuch
in 'the little whitewashed hut A
thousand .wrinkles are on his tanned
face, Ms eyes are watery, and he
stares wandea-ingly at the group of
young men around him. His foody is
covered with a coarse homespun
linen, the sleeves rolled up as though
he 'was still working. Thick blue
veins swell out on his two strained
hands and once in a while the muscles
twit/ch as if he were trying to lift
other struggling, youths, without a
word, and endured and made a -fortune for another man.
"Why didn't I reibel?   Why didn't I
break the chains?   Why not?"
The Rexall Store
Fernie, F. C.
The Commune of 1871
The flight of time has brought ue
once again to the total days of March.
March! The very word brings to tfoe
mind of educated workers grim hut
Joyous memories of neveMo^e-forgot-
ten events. iParte, that grim old city
beside tbe Seine, has mothered many
dleuirhanoee. has Ibeen the {plasma of
countlem Moody a*frays, the pivotal
point of rerotuUon and counter revolution.
Barricade* ead Bonnet Rouge 'have
risen over night upon Its houlevardes.
Tbo •bark ot .MetomiHeuae or the thunder roll of the -Marseillaise echoed
menacingly ntoap bo ancient highway*. Tbe bletortoal significance of
these deepenato conflicts have, as usual, boon either orer estimated or wil-
■fully uademtod by -popular historians. There bono been those (alas! all
too many) wbo loved to dwell upon
tlie nuwt-ftlfloeooe ot kingly sensuality;
loud chatting Oie escapades of abbes
bent on amorous adventure; dwelling
wttii fond fttouMlty upon Iho toMien
and tnmetoo ot trnM but comely oourte-
saaa. thoy forgot, tf thoy ever knew,
tlm trlnln ot thn humbler folk.
Seca tooa; thoy performed their duty to their pay -envelope and pmt^ed
away. Tbe tmoo of men la well rid of
then* and their cteoorous sycophancy.
Tbe writing ht hiatery boa passed into
aaaer bando. Those guardians of tbe
futuro. tho proletarians, have taken
bold end trom their rank* and of their
te bom thn edence of historical
golden key to unlock
filthy rant written In the Interests of
property, and circulated through the
known world. This "spasmodic outburst of the criminal classes" .proves
on investigation to have heen one of
tihe ndbleet, If futile, working class revolts ever staged in the drama ef
world history; Indeed, March "71 will
in future years find a hallowed place
tn the story of the race and this heroic
attempt to found the Universal Repub.
lie of Labor <be inscribed in golden letters upon the dark pages of the hi*
tory of the ca-pitaltat era, Let us then
keep green tbe memory of the brave
who died, and at ihe same time learn
to profit iby their mistakes tbat led to
such fearful slaughter of the working
people ot Parle.
The events leading up to tiie commune are full of interest to tbe working close student. Napoleon tbe Third,
tlmt (painted -shadow of kingly mtgttt,
ambitious as bin greet namesake, In-
vertibrate as a oommon squid, quarrel-
some n» any tavern ruffler and quit*
nn vicious, Itched for war witb Germany. Tbe mat bourgeois*, tboee
exploiters <wbo had waxed ao lot during the "rush for tbe spo4l," whose
existence fcegln* and ends with prafM,
looked eagerly! for those army contracts and war appropriation whleb
generally imve rich pickings. Pe-titt*
lam assumed a more offensive abode
than it bod ever borne and fcecame an
exouse ior plundering tbe fwblic treas.
ury; stateomansbip, a straggle for the
most advantageous positions at tbe
th* tbtdtm ht the pom, historic materi-i|«gWathre pie counter. With Joy tbey
No vera will  those heroic | proclaimed tbo notion that tbe Eagle*
mnijllfir at ttm v*m be dtttUouraUti)
obeoured. -Ami oouiMless glorious ef-
Aorta to dtmiti mmm benefit for their
ctaao he gtcoeed over with the mush
of eoottasot or the rancor of rises
Revolt omnlmn. tyntanr and oipkiitt.
ntioo wth be mdeeetood In Its correct
fetation to pmmPop events and the
moot oraatMnt workers be saved
from the amd Ringing of the hired
The omnifitttnft of '71 hss, fortune*
ly, ita hbrtortaa* htm the working
•flaee point of view, although thee* art
nm m -wtdelr r*md no we might wrp*-**
nnd tbeae pot the quiHui on all thai
of Franco were once more to umarlm
Europe to Iho everlasting glory and
profit of the Ftench ruling class.
One thinks of the grim bulldog IU*.
murk and th* «alm scientist of mur»
der Von dtohht lartog the armlee of
Napoleon Into the shstnbles of Sedan;
ana awilee at each bravado. One fl*
urea the Iron men Mending catmtp upon the heights overlooking the olaogfc-
ter bouae, unmoved heebie Che 700
cannon hoMting death to thousands ot
Kwix-h elaw* below,
Palling to influence the blood-unad
masters by this method, -they sent to
the German workers a manifesto saying "Brothers, we protest against the
war. Brothers, do not listen to the
hirelings who seek to deceive you,"
to which the Berlin workingmen replied "We too <wlsb for peace, labor
and liberty. We know that on both
aides of the Rhrlue are brothers with
whom we aro ready to die for the
Universal Republic."
As soon as tbe Communards took
charge of the city they publicly destroyed the gaillows and proclaimed the
Universal Republic of Ufoor. They
caused to be torn down the column in
the Place Vendome because It woo
erected to commemorate the strife be*
tween nations and waa an insult to
the international character of the coon*-
muno. During thoir all too brief -porlod of control Paris waa free from
those excresencee of Capitalism, the
prostitute, tbe hold-up man and the
thug, these gentry having apeedlly
hastened after their mooters and defenders, the respectable legislators of
the old regime. Crime vanished fratn
tbe oity. .They sought to establish a
system of production wherein the product of the worker should remain In
his bands. Thrown euddenly Into tbe
management of m great city, they
strove manfully to build up a real commonwealth for tho flrtt tin* In history, all the while bearing their ftkhy
jaws In anticipation of slaughter. Tbo
commune pointed oot to the Parisian
worker that th* struggle waa between
paniott* ond labor, between labor and
it* exploiter. Too honest, they guarded tb* Bank of Prone* against would.
ho robber* ood pr**erved intact th*
board of wealth stored th*retn.
Aod theee are tb* men and women
of whom tb* eapHollst prostitute*
write, calling upon all hooeei twopM
to "moke on end of thle demoomtlc
and International vermin*," "theee man
who Mil for killing oak*." "W* must
moke * oommon* hoot* they cried,
and laughed with glee. "Not on* of
the malefactors ta who** band Part*
boa been lor two months moot b*
treated as a polrtlcal." "Tbey wttl be
treated like the moet frightful mon-
stem ever seen lo th* history of ha*
Tbey were as good as Ihelr word.
Tb* corpses ef th* workers were degraded with placards pinned to their
breasts. "Thief,**  Atmnet&e," "Drank
and demanded more blood.
Honor indeed! The honor of the
public hangman and of the- gentlemen of the Parisian press, the execration of all workers will he yours
for all time and you shall be numlber-
ed with the hated of men till man
shall foe no more. Honor! Aye honor
to the immortal dust of those who ore
gone, to those stark corpses flung into the kindly earth, to those Ibrave
men and noble women who, having
ihelr breasts to the 'bullet* of the soldiers, cried with exultation "Vive la
Commune!" even while death struck
them ln the face. Honor to those
forerunners of the common weelth-to-
he, Honor to the ready hands which
first flaunted the red flag of the International over the towers of the
Hotel de Vllle.
'71 is not long ago. lime, at we
have said, ls marching on Us way and
with It marches an ever-growing army
of the workers, date-conscious and
gaining strength to carry to o successful issue the final act lo the emancipation of th* worker*. Th* thunder*,
ous tramp of this mighty bond rolls
round the world and the matter* lts>
ten and tremble. Tell R again, the
tale of '71; let th* children's e>ve
glow bright with joy at th* recital of
the heroic deed. Though strong men
end bravo men thai! pole at thit atory
of horror, tell k, again, "leet we tor*
When th* engineer* of th* Panama
Canal In IMS began their work tbey
mad* a careful wrvey and found that
approximately 1M.S3S.000 cable yard*
of excavation wot nuessssry. Thi* wm
regarded oo o *top*ndou* undertaking,
and wot commonly tpokm of a* tbe
terteat excavation job tho world hod
ever seen. lAborsrs 'W*r* Immwtod to
w «■ arm    *^nn^v»      -aamtl^a^atrw ^^ W    w***|F»w   POSlvgmrE a^^em   amf
th* canal ton*, and ooluam after o*
turn wt* wrKt«« showing tow «mm^>
v*Hou*l]i tt*o* lobor**r» w*r* "making
th* dirt t\f* ond*r th* direction of th*
moot exnett »niiwe*r* th* world hod
wa*^*awm    Wn^vWI W     aWww^nm*wWF^w W*     anmtWt      ^w n^v *^s     -Mm
Th* eerie* of feet-fnil def-«*ta inflk-t-
ed upon the Wnwrh uoopa, far from        *™^___
stirring «*«••»*"•,«» •«•«>«. »*dojsed j^,   and "th**oeek* of bottWw^*
Th* l«4W.<K» caM« ysnis. th* original Mttmot*. war* not sll thot th*
ftuwam COml tehmtiTS wot* to dm
after they hod storied. On account of
th* elides in Cutabra Cot another Ittb.
000.000 cubic yards were to be added
to their work. This mad* ltWM.000
cubic yard* whioh were dog in 11
„     ,.    .*..*,.    9, ..     . . .        .v  **ht'-* murder ran alt red and shriek-     !;B.w .wwltUoft* far mom dtETleatt
In*  antt   wrin«1n#   iluilr  hinili      Th*.'      *' *• 'O OO omOOHt Of *XC*fW(IBg lO th»
Mrthrstft! n*n Tmti'h ^mVrnor »"i » ThM lr<*«»« •* **» »*««»» «UsUn-Uum« H y»«r» that would mak* the
rin. hud nn ihmi.ht ttt nmMrtn* f«*r'»I «»'**i*»^ theiBselve*. Tbme who bad t digfiac Incident to tbo Pnonmm C»Mi
2te*^^ m^22X^to«Li»h'v''»,w» «»■ «*• «'*""» «f * P"i*h!«i. look lift* <-hlM's play,   Tli« work of
%?* uLM^k! fH*1*'' ^ftf*1" T?£ th™*1 between their p*IIM deaths
1™%. ^^Ifcjf,*1'^ f *5f JSSi" l*»«* - - And Ihsmsra held hi* hood
«vnrA*. tb* spi-MidM chivalry of Prance !
Rising, with head erect and hands
uplifted, he starts to speak. He seems
to see a great multitude -before him.
He speaks deliriously, vehemently and
with bitter rebellion: \.
, "I am a man, a feeling, willful, inquisitive man. I am a<matf; my hands,
my arajs, -my eyes, my head, my skull,
•roy brains, my every organ is the same
as that of my fellow men. 'My chest
heaves when r breathe, my jaws move
when I talk, the muscles of my hands
•become strained when I work, my
stomach growls iwhen I am hungry, a
pleasant feeling comes over -me when
I have eiaten. When I am tired I desire to rest and lie down as any other
"I am a man. I have ambitions,
aspirations and goals, Because I ani
a man I can feel. .My heart performs
the same functions as the hearts of
millions and millions of my fellow
men. 1 see the beautiful, the -ugly,
and I know the difference -between the
•two. With my heart I love ana
think with my brains. My heart feels,
it can make oie understand any In-
clinations; my brain gives <me the
.power to comprehend it. Everything
within me"l8/humaa.   I am a man.
"With my work,, with the work of
my two 'hands, I am building, constantly building. The strength is
within me and I put the value upon
it. I am a workingman. iMy work
is a mighty god. I built on the earth
every creative beauty. I, the work-
Ingman, built upon this earth everything that is good and profitable. I,
the 'worfclngman, the heavy-footed, the
dirty-handed, the ragged workingman,
gave life to the earth. I sow the seed
that it should spring forth. My
strength,'any body, my soul, my every
thought is concentrated that from the
seed should spring life. In the harvest I reap it, grind it and make it
nourishing and enjoyable. I, the workingman, I am the life. Every luxury
which man desires I create. Whatever
the brain conceived I, the working-
man, execute it I give the sparkling
trappings to the galloping horses, to
the handsome .phaetons I gave apring-
ly ease and. comfort. 1, the working-
man, gave wings to men. We fly iwlth-
overwhelming speed over all the
earth. We fly In the air without
■wings to the glory of our work
"The machine's various changes, its
whirring and buzzing, are all pleasant
music to iny* earn
—"Wherever I go, iwherever-s look"
and wherever I am I hear the music
with rapture and -pride, It only moves
at my command. I ara the machine's
creator; its movement, its productiveness, Its life, all depend on me. I
am the machine's heart and lunge and
He throbbing strength. It w«UI not
more, nor produce, nor play, nor sing
unless I -wish. It becomes a corpse, a
cold, motionless corpse. I give Mfe to
dead matter.    -
"I, the workingman, cut across the
measureless ocean in gigantic steamships which I- had built, upon .which
I had worked. I go into the bowel*
of the earth and grope and search
tu utter darkness. I bring up its
moet valuable treasure, the metal. I
make it up, industriously melting it,
knead it and file tl. I bring up tiie
diamond*, the sparkling and thn
black. I separate them and poMsh the
diamond. With hent back and consumptive lung* I seek, bunting Cor
more, ever more, that there should
be a great deal, that the earth above
may never lack it So that there
should he a great deal of gold and
diamonds and coal on the earth above,
I. the workingman, board up th*
treasure* In a heap,
"Prom early morning until lot* ot
night I do nothing bat work and work.
The -work is my Iwe, my Joy, my pride,
my music, my song, my laugh, my
death. Tb* toole are my fhtthfui companions. I om with them ond talk
with them. Sometime* on* *t*rt» to
oponk. Tb* pickax toy*: 'Did I bruit*
your bead? I om oorry for you. See,
why do you graop me to hard? Wh*o
you or* tired put m* down, r**t Oo
not hurry. I do not ask -thnt yoa
should hammar unceaslogly, thot from
hoar to boar, from day jo doy, yoa
should cotrnd th* rock. Wbo want* oil
that treasure who n**d* oil thot mot-
si T Wbo o**d» oo modi tt ooe*? A
man should not Uv* only to wort. Lift
up jour head, man!'
"And I. tho workingman, th* world'*
aa*t*r, work, always work. I hav*
«v*rything within m* tb*t I* n*c**-
^^^a e  amm wP-^mtwon     »^^ *o*g^p *^i*^***w t^t btm^p ^^p^o
•rfttl crmtiv* brain'* flaming oporto,
of Inspired .writing*. I, tho working-
man, giro It «*ro. I, th* workingman,
om th* medium of oM know-Mg* ond
I remain Ignorant. Whatever I* «ood,
w*b«t*v*r te fe-eaattfol, whatever I*
grand and •umllMt, or* all th* erra-
tore* of my (wnd*, Prom Ut* mod
hovel to th* tt**t tnd grnilrt* pottroo
nrntjrthttn In my ewotloa. Tho comfort in thn p-otaee*. It* *m«iette ood
heoatiful furottar*. Iio pooip ood
aptendor. *r*rytkiog wlthlo It lo ay
•eih, my ptM*,. And I, tbe wortrtag-
man, tb* stimpod-tMck. th* kootty-
handed, tb* half^ald labwer, J*st
•tar* at my msaterpto***. And I, th*
wortclntmsn. the pitied, th* dtoplteti.
♦h*» wmmirrinn tmtbin*, lir* In dirty, pnttotiltod hovels tad toil.
"Auuili   I   wiwk  Mil   world   wttlwu/tl
OpiKising the pardon ofthe eighteen
con-vioted iron -workers,- the New York
Times says: "Aifter men have 1>een
convicted and the case has been 'passed upon hy the United States Supreme
Court, the facts and the law are settled for the average man."
That is not the position taken toy
the Times in the famous case of Captain Dreyfus. But, then, Preyfus was
no wage worker, and we have no
Emile Zola to thunder his "I accuse!"
—at least not in Times Square.—New
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each month.
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Arrawfwa* GrMbrtam Ferule, OeMtn, Kamloops, Mlehel. Nsleen,..
Ravela-teko, Vaneeaver and Vkterh.
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riRNII iRANCM A. M. OWf N, MaM|*r
ii THi n       a gawkieM
If ywi fctft to wood ■weay aaywfcere It Canada make
tbe re^ttooce by a Mmmjt Order tbrouf h Um Home
Bank. These mooeyordertar* for sole at sll Broaches}
they coat only a few fonts, md they prevent aay pots*.
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lv aJ&lw m & ae^SSS\iktm- tor ,wU,,B* «•»»•»»'«« «» thaao »MMjl» twhk yards of oknk-moiImSFtbopu w
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Made from pure, grape
Cream of Tartar
food bcallk
ptmttmtimt ne an army
Tbe «uuK#r* retoaed te lead
tbe fray, thinkint only of
eentthn to dleam then . • . and tbe
national vuard would not be -Mtrntmed.
Tbey rom to take over tbe «toae#»>
meat of th# rtty tb«m*el-rw> vbw«at
th* tmllnm toaentmwM fl*t to V*r*
mill a The wesbttw ntmemUed not
dtommad tbe -ritoetloii. tb* tM lwt*r-
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•whxb ti<*> mibaaid.
Th-y had mot d*mmi wot    ttm the
i-r.-j  .amy ot the trwaitem  detinmeo
e-hlfh *Q*thtd wnr •trith fu*mnmf, tbe
' wt>rk<-t*r» bad ctwidw! th# mala street*
" 11; ,us  ' fVwfc lm. iP*r* he tm werS"
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Tbtt* wnrftnre elf mnt* htrtthent he
Th« meter is tho -M-worny.'
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r~«?i*rt *** th*lr hand mill oeoUUtm.htmmm wt tbe aortb M»i»>.fl« toUe
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rrt#d oet la wbninttfon »Owr army the amomtt of eteaevthm a* tor tbo
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ste with Ite heavy hot*
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be* aeeofsd Ns dlesetere witb an in*
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Iwiaf •« apjpm ***m ertwOMi*t**>*a»r^he
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m.,nt**t*aimmm£>***ti*,,_^   .. __
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Btore dlflleult eondWeoa.       ^^
It eboeM -be reMeaHMfM ta addltipa
lm ii'..* tliAi ik* Tnmttm CauaI ta he.*
tat deg lath* opea
vam atmfnritv «f th.
tetfin i* dm*
below gfeottd.
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thicker talma ate beta* rapidly *» 	
beamed, ead tbe ptoputitom ot lock mssss
aad retem to tbe easoeot e* **•§ hotsrt' (
have »o etfeagtb
dtetlcefwd tbreegb tbe aeedem ee>
ergy; the skin baags looeely and IJdh-
bfly from my Mae*. I pat ny
•treegtb. all my yoathfet energy, lato
the htaetlfMl. Mw wmppUttowt, th*
AoA ammk-mm I ffKW my titod le
my two tiled basis sod tbiuk: to It
seftllf i"ot>« tmtXia. ww«t tal-i*. amd tutala
nm tb» tntew*r vthm mm -sHwhed^llw, _   __ 	
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Vnedel'u 22 marca vyburcovaad holo
toto tiohe mestecko zo svojho klidu
zpravou, ze Jednomu tu bj'vajucemu
Fin ort ztratilo sa male asi 3%-—4 ro<5-
ne dievcatho, i oznamil to lined' este
toho dna veCer na 'policu, ktora zaha-
jila patranie po nom, ale poneva6 hoc
:bola dost' taiava a policia domnievala
sa ie snad' *padilo do niektorej janiy,
ktore su z majny povybijnd von, upu-
stili od d'aJ'sieho paitrania.v ten yeier,
na zato v pondeiok kned' za vfias rana
pustili sa do hVadanla-a ,poneva5 nebo-
li isti kde iby mohlo byt', kompania
zastavila pracu, uikoho nepustila do
majny, ale kaiddho odkazala, a'by jk>-
mabal v hl'adanl dievfiat'a. Medzit^m,
ponevae vfietko usilovn^ .patranie holo
marne, shromaMilo sa mnoho l'udu zo
zvedayostlj ee co sa asi a nim mohlo
st^t', na vyzvanie kbhosi usnicoli sa,
ie vSetci shroma2denl pojdu ho bl'a-
dat', §H k majne, tam dali zatrubif
•raz, to holo asi o % 10, a vSetci roziSli
sa na vSetky strany, v nadeji, 2e- sa
im snad' podari ho najsf. A skutoCne,
netrvalo to ani polhodiny i>o trubeni,
ako ho Sli hl'adat", zafcala raajna tru-
bit* zas, tento raz trikrat* za sebou,
znak to, ze dlevSatko bolo najden<§, i
vracali sa vget-cl zo zvedavosti zase
naapat', aby sa presvedeill, ie Co sa
inaliCkej asl stalo?
Ono ohud'a zaSlo d'alej od domu, a
potom snad' nemohlo trafif doraov,
zbludilo a priSlo ai na ielezniCnu dra-
hu, po ktore j sa dostalo aii medzi
Frankovsk^ "slajt", kde 1 nocovalo, a
tam ho 1 naSLi. Nestalo sa mu tak
d'alehp nie, len Se troebu premrzlo,
leibo noc .bola trochu chladna, 'ba 1 tro-
ohu snah poprchal. Radosf rodifiov
bola neslj'chana, ked' svoje diet'a uz-
reli 21vd a zdravG, lebo oni mysleli, 2e
ho ui nikdy 2ev6 heuvldia! Na deti
tedy naeini -trefoa dat* dobr$ pozor,
obzvlaSte na taktS mal(§, ktor<§ nevedia
si e§t.e afli najbli2§ie okolle zapamatat'
dpbre a tak mo2u r^ohle z-bhidit'.
I Miaul? t£2den vo stredu zasedala
sko-lska   rada  tohoto.;. mesteeka,  kde
|ka2d£ majietr pozeriiku alebo domu
mai pri*le2itost' prist', a jestli jeho ma-
HKick men on 6, 11, 12,
White men on 19, 20, 21,
Ulack to move and draw.
13 and 14.
22 and 23.
Solution to Problem No. 4
Rlack man on 21;' kings on 13, 18
aud 22.   White man on 30; kings on
31 and 32.   White to play and draw.
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• — a"W-nire"naraWF~i>y~Keei*lng command of squares 27 and 26. There are
a few .more decslve moves which we
j will leave to the ingenuity of our read.
j We are indebted to our esteemed
j lorreaiwndent, Mr. E. Bradley, Spring-
jhill, N. S., for tiie following game,
(which is taken from the ^Melbourne
Weekly Times.   Notes by the editor
of that paper.
The following brilliant game waa
played in the tournament for the individual championship of Lancashire,
England, between John Hynd and Herbert iMorral. both pa« masters ln
checker science.
Hynd's movd
24—1 Ha
atok hoi
dla Coho
vysoko cenem? odh^ddim,
bude platat' Skolsku dan,
mai iprctvo podat' tam'protest proti to-
mu. Xiektore majet% holy aj ,prem-
r§tene odhadnutd; na prlklad majetok
majuci cenu asi 600—700 dollarov, od-
hadnutj' 'bol na 1100 dollarov,! niet
tedy divu, 2e do zasedacej miestnostl
nahrnuilo sa iplno nespokojn^ch l'udi,
ktori proti takemuto poriadku razne
Praca tu ide dabre, rohine ka2dy
deJi, a nasledkom toho sa i dost' ob-
stojne mame; lepSie aspon, ako po
tyeh '•kempach", kde rob-ia den-dva
alehp rebec ani jeden v tyzdni.
(Maple Leaf Local Notes)
Nasa lokalka unie vel'mi smuthe
pokraCuje. Od oktobra minul6ho roku
po prvy raz aiiali sine schodzu tento
mesiac (v marci) a lJonevaC sa malo
robl, navSteva ibola vaJna, nakorko
takmer vgetci imajneri boli pritomni,
po&tom asi dvatsat'! Tak6to ^1aln6
shroma2denle, jak6 toto bolo, ako som
v uuu tejto lokalky, ani nepamatam;
tu tak imalo sa staraju majneri o nuiu,
2e je to ai vel'mi napadn<5. A 2e tu 'by
mali schodze byt' hufnejsie nav&tevo-
vand,-aby sa tak nlecoho lepSleho pre
seba dopracovat* mohli, je na hielom
dni. Mame jeden "kejs" tu v naSej Jo-
kalke, tebo kompania nam ztahuje na
kovafta ka2dj mesiac >i>o patdesiat centov, ackol'vek to v kontrakte nestojl
ie na kovaca mame platit', no pre taku
nevSimavost' proti unu a nemavSte-
vovania schedzi, vec tato tak pomaly
ide ku predu, 2e je to a2 hanba. Sta-
kj'imto pokTa6ovanim len sami sebe
skodime a kompanu ruky uvolnujeme,
ktora zato tjiri sebapovedomej&ie nad
nami ij>anuje a hl'adi ka2dj cent z nas,
K-torS' sa jej len da vyma*5kat'. Keby
sme sa ale vSetci jednomyslne samj<;h
seba zastali a svorne .pokraCovali,
rtedy by sme 1 my inafi reSpektovani
boli, kompania 2tadna by sa. neopova-
2ila nas takto na vidomofei obkradat' a
bk verejne, ba vyzjvave smiluvu raz
medzi narnl spravenu porusovat'. Ked'
sa kompanu jedna len o jeden cant,
aby ho na miajnerovl alskala, tak z
capnu'tlm v&etk^ch sil bojuje a2 kjTn
to nevjimoie a Co v kontrakte niet, tak
nam to ani neda, !ba v mnohjch pri-
padoch e§te i na torn nas ukraiti, kol'-
ko len moie; tak tedy i .my navzajom
maime hyt* taki neustupni, obzvlaSte
ked' sa nam takito rukolapne krlvda
deje. Kto bojuje, ten zvit'azi; fcto sa
ale pred bojom vzdava, ten oby5ajue
toy va .pohanen? a potupen^ a takj' Slovak nikdy^*vojho vytknut^ho a potu-
penf a hx&f -ilovek nikdy svojho vytk-
nut&o ciel'a nedojde! Len viae od-
vahy, • zmu211ostl a vytrvanllvositi a
vit'azstvo nas iste neniinie!
Canadian Coal and Coke
Production in 1913
a The atyle of play wan on the two-
move system. '
b Vp to this stage the gome haa
been conducted on most approved and
orthodox line*. The text move haa
hlihcrto been regwrded n» a loner, 1—fl
being regarded at the only move to
o Hynd Introduce* a new ana
plausible move, hut. as the sequel
tbont, sets "hoUted with his own petard."
d Prom this sta*** th* iwm# !» full
of absorbing Interest, if 29—23 than
2—4, 22—18, t—9 give* black a good
tame; but If 15—10, 8—It. 22—18.
«-8. 18-9, 5—14, 10—T, 11—IB, 7-3,
16—18, 29—26. otc. tt looks aa though
Worral bad mined a forced win.
« Hynd played thle move with confidence. Here Morrell aatonlshed 111*
opponent and *pectator* by Hinging
th* piece 10—7 and winning In the
following hHllhtnt manner:
chewian and British Columbia. In the
latter province the decrease was due
to the continuance throughout the
jiear of the strike of the miners on
Vancouver Island. The lessened production In these two provinces was
more than offset by the Increased output in AJberta and Nova Scotia, so
that the net result for the year was an
Increase ot about 602,260 tons, or 4.16
per cent
The total production of marketable
coal for the year, comprising sales and
shipments, colliery consumption and
coal used In making coke, etc, was 15,-
115,089 short tone, valued at $36,250,-
311, as against 14,512,829 tons, valued
at $36,0111,044, ni 1912. Nora Scotia
shows an Increase of 188,839 tons, or
2.4 per cent, Alberta an increase of
903,800 tons, or 27.9 per cent, Saskatchewan a decrease of 16,167 tons, or
7.1 per cant, and British Columbia a
decrease of 494,548 tons, or 15.4 per
cent. The figures for Uie * Yukon represent for 1913 the production from
the Tantalus field only, no record
•having a* yet been received of the out-
put below Dawson.
The production hy provinces during
the year .was;
Province Ton*
Nova Scotia  7,97il,7i!7
Brkl*h Columbia  2,714.149
Alberta 4,144.377
Saskatchewan     209,175
New lirunawick      70,311
Yukon Territory       4,050
kan Iron Company in Ontario, the
West Canadian Collieries and iLeitch
CoWlerles in Aiberta, and the Canadian
Collieries, Ltd., in British Columbia,
iwere idle throughout the year. {Aittihe
The coal mining Industry in Canada
in 1913 was marked by an Increased
production in the 'Maritime provinces
of Nova Scotia and Naw Brunswick
and in the Province of Alberta, and a  ....^^^
la^ta•gM>IMa^he-^^■ces^^^raKBfrfB^d-'oi the yedrlHerewere 1,720 ovena
In operation, and 1,325 idle, as follows:
Nova Scotia 572 active. 376 idile; Oia-
■tario 110 active, 100 idle; Alberta 134
active, 233 idle; British Columbia 904
active, 426 idle.
The exports of coke during 1913
were 68,235 tons, valued at $308,410,
and <the Imports 723.906 tons, vaJued
at $2,180,830. In 1912 the exports were
57,744 tons, valued at 252,763, and the
imports 628,174 tons, valued at $1,702.-
856.—The Coal and Coke Operator and
Fuel Magazine.
Total  15,115,089
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A "Ltdg«r" adv. It an
List of Locals District 18
f  Ftank Ihinne points out that i.V
18, 22—«. H—11 21—H. 13—17, #~2,
18—22,   2-7,   22   til   dm ws—Pitt*
burgh IWtpau-h.
Aniwtrt to CorrsspondsnU
.1, F. Thomas, J*trattitoii», Alta,
Tttankii for contributions.   Will *%-
«mln« iamw and u*« lat*r,  Conld you
oblige with nny wm** trading up to
tin. endings?
The exports of coal in 1913 were 1
862,020 tons, valued At $3,061,351, as
oompAred with exports of 2,127,133
tons, valued nt fft,82i,503, In 1913, n
falling off of r.OB.li.t tons, or over 20
per cent,
Iroporta of conl during th* y«*»r In-
vlndett oliunimoud, round, nnd run-of-
mine, 10.743,473 ton*, valu-ml hi fit,'
7a«.6B«: Wtomlnou* «ln«-k. 2.«l«.423
torn, valued at 11,157,022; and anthracite 4.«42.0T.7 tons, valued at f22,03l.<
N39: or a total of 18,201.W ton*, vei
u«d at 117.919.11»,
Tho Import* In 1912 ner* Wturoln-
ouh ruriof-mln-p, 8,401,K<<) ton«, valnwl
at it«,84«,727; hllumlnout alack, l.air,..
993 tona. valued an $2,fif.«.9»2. and an-
threclte, 4,1*4,017 tona. valued at 120,-
(WiO.SM, or a total of M,V.>5,M0 tona,
valued at $39.4*N.o:i7,
Th«» in<r«»a»ie of import* of conl tn
ll»»1 amount*--* to "ifMM?, ton*, or
n#arlr 23 per cent. The Inm-aae in
IropoHa of blfiimlhoua run-ofmlne wnn
A.HiiMi tw«#, ttt i*.,"i |«'i- <*m. »*
A'Ti-aatil lmp^rf* <>1 •';*<"^* ^mA''A> tons,
!wt   IT pff i'*»;*ut. itsi'i'«>.«i««l UuiHtrw *d
We affirm as a fundamental -princi-
iple that labor, the creator of wealth,
is entitled to all It creates.
Affirming this, we avow ourselves
willing to accept the final results of
the o-jiemtlon of a principle so mdl
cal; auch as the overthrow of the
wholo profit-making system, the extinction of aU monopolies, the abolition of privileged classes, universal
education and fraternity, perfect freedom of exchange, and, bent and grand,
est of all, the final obliteration of that
•foul stigma upon our so-called Chris-
■Han clviliaation—the ipoYerty of the
Wo declare uar tilth the wage system, which demoralises alike the hirer
and the hired, cheats both, and enslaves the workingman; war with the
present nynttm of finance, which robs
labor, gorges capital, makes the rich
richer «nd the .poor poorer and turn*
A republic Into an aristocracy of
capital. ... |
If any man asks iw. what value I *
•place upon this movement, 1 say It 1» j
the movement of humanity to protect j
Hsolf; l< Is the grandest and mon:
comprehensive movement of the agit! j
ll ia n almnm to our civilization for j
our social syatem to provide and expect that any man nt 70 yi*atH nt «g<»'
shall be lord of many thousands of!
dollars, whito hundreds of other men j
•who have made as good uie of their!
talents and opportunities, lettu u(*>ji
charity for their daily bread.
The best minds and hearts of the
land nhould wive themselves to th<*
work of changing thl* gross InjustUc;
this appalling Iniquity.
I fe»l Mire that the readiest way to
turn jMitiHc thought and effort into
this chMiiii-fl Is ior the working-man
lw orgauixtt »i political party.—Wendell
Phillips (1*70).
We Arc Ready to Scratch
off your bill any Item of lumber noi
found just as wo represented. Thert
it no hocus pocus ln
This Lumber Business
When you trial spruce we do noi
•end you hemlock. When you buy
first-class lumber we don't slip In a
lot of culls. Thoso wbo buy once from
us always come again. Those whe
bave not yet made our acquaintance
are taking chances they wouldn't nn*
counter if they bought their lumber
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Phono 81
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Meals that Uistc liko
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Jos. Grafton, Proprietor
Steam Heattd Throughout
Electric Ufhted
J. L. GATES, Proprietor'
Fernie, B. C.
The Leading Commercial Hotel of tht City
Rates |2.S0 par day
With Prints Bath $3.00
Fire Proof Sampls
Rooms in Cowwctwo
War la a tame whlrh. mere tMr "ft1??* *SJ"-on^lin/of "ni
suhtat. wise. kiu. should not p^i^r^ ^"£i:.Ut)t::t
*t„-A.ow<|wr inimlnaf  a  fon«»imr>tlon  of 2«,!».1<,*-id
ioim. in l«i|.*.   til tbe fonsumirtlon in
I'M t
Pen. nmt P. O. AMroa*
..Wtn. Marsh,Taher.Atta
.Jf. Wheatley, Ilanktwad. Alta.
..I, UsgbrsB. Ileaver Creek, vl* Pincher, ARa.
.. James Darke, llo% tt, lleilenie, Alta.
W r r*»tnhf,*r,«'  T**,*994,99,^  **•
...T. V,. Harries. Paaabttfg, Alta.
-,. S. MUtMl, Carbondale. Col«man, Alta.
... \ll« hn«l Warren, Canmore. Alta.
,...J. Johnston, Coleman. Alts.
.., tk«o. lanii* CorWn. n. V.
,,, Jaa. Heme, Chinook, via IMamond City. Alts.
 TVwia. i j.hM, i->mK ii v,
...Kter, Moncan, Prank. Alta.
... ■*,. haiOt-t»tm*.. litmmer, It. C,
... .Jaa, tiorton. HUlrresa, AIM.
... h. V«m»., 17*1 Slalli A*«b»*. X. iLiMfclW'Jdf-*
—Prsak lUrrlMttrtOi, Cealhttnit, AH*.
... .T. ft. Harries, rasaburt. Alta.
... ti. mmer, Mtrtet, II C.
ruui&uiu-.-. T. ■*.. tU»rt«». ii>«M»*iMtr«, Mis.
iiMSMT..*.**,.,*..»•»#....A. PsttSMOtt, TlSMf» AllA.
(>*onr«*own, Csntnore.. Mat ffocter, fioorpetown, Canmore. Alta.
The was*** Jud«» of few ililnss by
I ttitt t-Mi'-h   n*  *mt*«*   ♦•»«•«*»•»  »i'»   r\ii***i*9,
I —e?k*ro.
llin  nttom   I! h  t»*r
..XMtMimt mm'*, aim
ft*ot   ait a  tt*t*m
■>,.z t*ir «*«« im-
Guaranteed Relief
From All Bowel Ills:
If jour 4»ow«I* arw out of -onltir, ln-i
WMto Ash Mine	
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\tein*a  ■ttXy\.tf
ttontuM, nntl
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.,tt   ,.     ,,     t»,  v.M     f*',*< fit,
tomorrow  vow   will  t*ol
itNilw !•» miuinn tern tf'AiSK ^"-,*r\??** ?!-' ~
'*d in c«fi:vin nivi "it'x.mi ton* tmi«nn
. ,,       T'l  .    •    •  * *    ■       ..•■.',, t. ■'.*■■
««,>d or used A thfimtfin^* J««2« iiwlw th- mnmimtim
th* x*ara was  !..,<M'« ion*. \nln*<\ \ .,*.„. v ,„ ,w^,lir . ' Ul
KM'.M*.   '« l»»2 th* total ourjmt ,'** > '" ., /..        .
iwas  1,1«*>,*C^ tons, and the quantity I    w* *w'« M^<" '■■'"•"
<«>ld or w»«'.l ».*  Ao* wtmiwt-r* l.ll I,-
•*, vnlM^t «*" f*«.'*'' '<•!',
Tlie on'" :n   bv   PrmlrH'**'*   in   I!»Im
Mn, S. Jennings, Prop.
L. A, Mills, Manager
Excellent Cuisine     American and
Fiirwv»nn Plnn      F\r>ctric f <>hf
Hot & Co!ri Water   Sample Rowjii
Phones   Special Rates by the month
thp *<iiitna nt
m;ikiti« i; Mit-
Earopean Plnn Room R*t«
o\r*r. ami w»«#-*i w»
Amrriwn Plan Rates
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Stationery, etc.
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B. C, APRIL 4, 1914.
Our  Dry   Goods
Air assortment oi' real trood colors uiul patterns.
Extra special value .77..'  . $2.95
Don't forget to eome in ami see the Fashion
Show on the second floor.
The latest \V\v York and Toronto fashions are
being demonstrated at the -Millinery Opening.
The last hall' of this week the new Hats, Suits
and Coats for Easter are shown in big variety and
are a waiting your inspection. Imt the best are going
First, so eome today. •
Big Hath Towels at .,  20c each
Fancy and Plain Silks, regular up to $1.00. 45c
Mouse Dresses, a big value $1.00 cadi
White Lingerie Waists, extra special, $1.00 each
Cueue Brand Flannel AVaists, all colors, all sizes,
extra special   95c eaeh
Wool ami Leather Top Tains for children, "special .. .*,. ..•>' 45c each
200 packages nionogranied Writing Paper, regular 50c for  .."...■ 25c package
A good quality of Old Bond Linen, put up in
neat boxes of two bunches of Envelopes and Paper to match, regular 50e, for 25c
Overall Aprons For
Tlic.se eome in a good quality of English Print,
light and dark colors, best wearer. Special 75c
Special Attractions in our Men's
A Guarantee of
The best assurance,of pleasure in your purchases
lies in a limitless freedom of choice. So wide is our
buying, and so complete our ranges, that you will
nowhere find more liberty in the exercise of your
personal taste in selecting. Spring Clothing nnd
Furnishings. More than this, we absolutely guarantee every statement made in selling our goods
and assure you of every value for which you pay.
See window display
The Big Store is a Safe
place to buy in the
Furniture Dept.
Nothing extreme or loud about
tliis tasteful style. ■• Its modish
lines reflect smart designing and
expert tailoring. 20(h Century
Brand styles are exclusive and
are shown exclusively by us.
We now ha\se on display- the largest/and most
complete line of Baby Vehicles ever shown in Fernie. Prices to suit every purse stnd a vehicle to fit
children of all-ages*; ' * ■ ,.
On display now along with a lot of other new
and up-to-date goods in onr NEW FURNITURE
Perhaps you don't take kindly
to the new, narrow shouldered,
tight-fitting styles. You have a
right to your choice and the 20th
Century Brand wide shouldered
model will please you. Here it is
pictured from life.
Shoe Dept.
Our Spring
lines of Men's
Footwear a r e
n o w complete.
\V e h a v c the
latest and most
u p - t o - d a t e
styles to show
you, Geo. A.
Slater's Invic-
lus Shoes, The
Best Oootl Shoe.
We have several new lasts
this season,
among Ihem being 1*)i<i English last, This Shoe is made with a
low flat heol and receding -toe. in plain lace stvle.
We bHYe this in Patent. Gun Metal and Tan.
Button Shoes are very popular this season.   We
have ft large variety to choose from.
Grocery  Specials
Clam Shell for poultry 6 lbs. .25
International Poultry Food per packet .25
Initial Writing Paper  per box .35
School Lead Pencils per dozen .10
Lyme's Beef Iron & Wine per bottle .45
Oastt-rt'ia regular 35c, for .25
Beet-ham's pills per box .20
■Pepps for colds '. 35
Large Size Liquid Veneer ... per bottle .35
Nugget Shoe Black  3 tins .25
Robin Hood Porridge Oats. 5 lb. Oats (cartoon) ". '... .20
Braids Big Four Coffee, fresh ground, 3 lbs. .75
Snial' Navel Oranges per dozen .20
Kippered Herring 2 lbs. .25
Prair'e Pride Flour 90 lb. sack 2.90
Toilet Soap, regular 35c and 40e box, special .25
Sago 4 lbs. .25
Old Putdh Cleanser 3 tins .25
('oni Fliikes   3 packets .25
Money Sav-
The Store of
♦ ♦
(The modesty ot some people Is tremendous, and -their dislike of publicity
almost .pathetic. Iia»t week we commented upon th© action of a resident
and dnlmod that his conduct was
discourteous. Slnco then, however,
Uio parties ln question have taken exception to our remarks, and demand
an apology. This we freely give, If
wo woro -incorrect In any statement
mado or guilty of creating a false im-
presnion, 'hut fool that, us no names
were mentioned, It would only ayegra*
vote matters did we apologize more
profusely. i
The local leather chasers held a
flm-class supper and dance Monday
night. Although quite a respectable
crowd attended the dance, tlioso re-
•s-ponslMe twaroely cleared expenses.
We are Inclined to think that one and
a halt "bones" is a little too -steep
these prosperous times. Bellevue or-
-cliestra *ttj»pM(Mt dulcin strains for the
terpslc-horean nrti-srtu,
A fo<itlKi!l mntcli lir tween H'llrnst
nud Coleman will he held hero next
Ha turd ay. This Is io bti it benefit for
Uro. Flshtv. which fact should Insure
a frififl nti-Hiriance. It will also give
th*» InlmWiants winie Idea of how our
"henW an* slmpiiig, and' thoir pro*
jwets for securing any of ihe tinware.
On Thur»dity n*i* moon a iiru*.'.uiia-
tloii to 'Am- «'f!>r'. *.!.•(• ih" U'.ln-cn would
be closed down for a week or more
was posted here. We 'presume this
•will give many of the much-looked-for
opportunity to distribute tlieir accumulated wealth, while strict observers
of the lenten period will be able to
indulge in the piscatorial pursuits and
thereby mortify the flesh and economize.
A number ot men who find it necessary to work all the time have
drawn their cheques and quit. Verily
a rolling stone gathers no moss, 'but it
is also true that a tethered lamib never
gets flat.
Additions to our social fashionable
circle this week are IMr. Sam and Bill
Ironmonger and Mr. Harry Allen. We
are Inclined to think tUey wiil find
conditions here similar to what tihey
hiive left.
The directorate of the Hlllcrest
mines were here la&t week, surveying
tlieir Intercuts. As a result we are
left to peruse a shut-down notice.
We might call the att-on-iion of the
.workers here to tho co-operative *Xon,<
which Is run for their interest. A little more sup>port and fewer attempts
to kick away the support mlffht be
beneficial to the workers and the
store.   I^et's try it.
We have In > rt favored with n v.sf
from the official health officer, but
regret to say that so far have not noticed any appreciable improvement in
.the sanitation cf this town. The car-
<nm of a member of the Suldne family
>•♦,!!! occupk'H «" resting i>Hc«> In the
centre of one of our boulevards, while
the chickens and dogs are holding
■banquets dally off its remains. It Is
to be hoped that they will have demolished same .before the arrival of
the hot weather. We are Informed it
is Intended to hold a public meeting
and protest against tbe unsanitary
condition tliat .prevails around some
of the shacks. But flamet-bing more
than a protest will be needed to combat ihe effluvia that arises from the
rear of some of these mansions. .
Comrade Alf. Budden lectured on
the Home Rule squabble In the Union
Hall on Sunday trig-lit before a fair-
sized  audience,   wtio   showed   their
appreciation of Uie masterly manner
In whicb he handled bis subject. There
was little doubt left In the minds of
•those present wiien'AU got through
that the whole .business  is nothing
i more or Iohs tbnn n squabble (between
Ithe poacssora and dispossessed, and
Ian attempt on the part of the former
| to stir up religious strife 'between the
latter and get them to do the fight-
; Ins, if they are foolish enough to do
i The (ivnipathy of the whole com-
'munity goes to Mr. and Mrs. Petrle
in ili»:r recent bereavement. The In-
tenmnt of their eleven-year-old
daughter took place on Saturday even.
Av/; in the Hillcrest ceniciery, nnd a
iMimbtr of citizens were present, to
pay n last tribute.
Fernie's Kxetunive Picture Theatre
.. ■■ p.,.pii    unn.ii.imi.
■ii.' i .i""
SPECIAL FRIDAY! Florence Lawrence in a Victor Drama
"The Influence of Sympathy"
»,*■■.   \«'ih  I'niiilintl       Sii'  ll.iW   a   CnillHS'ill   Ml'
t.,i.»   ''.-..  nini'i- il  lllir.icli'.
Matinee «s Evening
ItiM',!-! i,f *h„ \%uld \V'i*«4t  Mmtnti'tl I'ulii'i*
"Bloodhounds of the
2 r-tfln. Thi* piHnre was tnki'ii on tin- miih-
init of Mount ItitVit* in the iiii«i<llc of winler.
ami the nctors uinkrwont tunny liahl.Hhijw
ancl txAx'tinttirtm to ne*nre the |»ieliiri»«|iie at-
iin,!,|iiiir'f ii ml llit* jirofomi'l u)iliic.'/*-i> ul llu-
y*,K*t wi,* \*«iHliw»'Ht. A fnctiir*' tlutt will
bring you tmt of .vour *<at.
"GOLD SEAL' Features Are the pick of
Utt " Universal Profr&m," best In tbt world
An iiC'to-iliitc nM-Ioitrauuv with ll.tf'i;u-.i
TnnMiit   1 n»ii*l ntnl .lolinxiHi  in tlie  h'iiiliiiu
"When PierroH Met Pierrette"
2-re-l Kflair. A pietttn' thnt Htnrtn out with
a luiiiu: ami rniitiliiK'H with » Merir* ol" hiyhly
••\l'lllll|f    tlK'IIH-lllH   il|l   IOIHI    III*     M.IMH    ,....,.
en*. Kjiaee limitH a <|ew»H|»tioii hut wo uunr-
nnt.e it to he a picture WOHTII SKKIXil
nml hi^iil.-u it iw tin KChAIR nml iM'huiir* to
the • rnivtrwil l*rojrri»m," which is r on-
in. tnlillion I'lioiiifli.
Next VV'wlmtuhiy
Funeral of the Into twA Rtrnthron.i
Soon—Fimt i»f th« Khuiouh l'la,v«T-* Ffjituivi,
In Iht Blihop'i Oftrriafe
t ri.-U.    Mnrv l'i<'kfor»l in iio- trail nut r-»?»-
♦ ♦
♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
The iwines here 8€€an to have taken
a turn for the better. Tliey worked
four -days last week and have -worked
the beginning of tbls week. We hope
this will continue.       ' '.  ■■
M., \V„ J. and H. Simtoue, father
and three sons, miners at No. 3 mine,
.were brought back from Coutts last
Friday under arrest on the charges
.brought by tho Bank ot Montreal
for forgery. It was explained by one
of the men that he had brought in ail
the cheque* with the intention of having them cashed. On bis way to the
bank ho mrt a man who offered to
cash tbe cheque. Tbe money was
forthcoming and as all the cheques
woro Miidorsfii Simlnivl turned them
ovor. The teller of tbe bank oould
not identify the casher and so the
charges were withdrawn. These men
uro also charged with taking tools belonging to the C. P. It, Tho case will
come up tomorrow.
An accident occurred tbo latter part
ot last week ln No. it mine, when two
men woro burnt. Seemingly both bad
gono Into an old working place where
j M» -had accumulated and having the
n.-ikeJ llKhr. Ignited It,   The tw:> mm
I ivirn conveyed to the (lalt hospital,
; wl.ero !t was found ilnt tin ;r wmm n
were not ncrloiiH and tht»S' will bo go-
• jus nmnii in a iett dios,
Mr. lUtson, tbo manager of the co-
| operative store, will 5m> jnarrlcd tod;iy
- ( ihiiWiLiyi.   Wi< wiRh lilm evi'ry m<'*'
j com In his morrted llf«!. j
Tliem ts reJolcliiK at tli« liom« of,
Mr, und Mm, .1. Uir-scn at the arrival)
<f :i Uii'iy g'.rl,   Mother anJ baby aro
iii.i.t^ wi'll. |
linslil    Hi't'H,   imcrn.v.loiKst    ("iitml;
Mv.tiinr, -wa.' !n the <*i!)  Friday ami
Sv.iVt.y i.r !h -t  wci'lt.    Il'" Mt H:\t\ir-'<
'■'■,Xi^iiii'-yii<n)ti  for t'aluary   to  tm::«*t
Viif l'nul-It'iit. (Sraliaiii. i
M-c-'S. Wf>!«b-i*^n mwl W. T.iylor1
i>!i|U'il out -ou Siiiiiltty moritliiK for I
their nlil Itutiio, Fife, Hc-i-'Jitiiil. i
Classified Ads. — Gent a Word
THE LADIES' BENEVOLENT Society of Pernio .will hold thedr annual ball on Easter 'Monday, A<pril
13th. Admission, $2.00 a couple; extra ladles, 50 cents. 162
Own 'material used and made up at
lowest possible prices. Children's
Hats nnd Clothing a specialty. Pan-
torlum Tailors, over McLean's, Drug
Store, Ferule, B. C. 16,7
HOUSE FOIt 8A1.EJ—Pernie Annex;
Lot 3, 'Block 73; 3 rooms and pantry, water and outhouses. Term*,
■port cash, balance to suit iwrchas-
er. Apply T, Crltchley, Box 508,
Pernie, B. C. 166
SUITE" OF ROOMS for ront; light
and every convenience. Apply Second Hand Store, Vlotorla Avenue/
North. 165
with 1015 fob; droppod on leavln*
Coal Creek train at Fernie. Finder
will bo rewarded on returning tuime
to Ledger Office. 163
UuUdJng.   For particulars apply to
T.  Uphill. Socwitary of Gladstone
Local. 161
few fine, thorouKh-bred pedigree
Airedale Pups and -frown l»og tor
sale; write at oiwo, \V, Parn^lJ, P.
O, Pcroie, II. C. H8j
land Itfcd Cockerels. ?2,1*# each; also K, C. Rhode Inland h'«gs for
batching, 12.75 pnr setting, 12 chicks
guaranteed; laying rwsords, can't
bo Li at for this Wt-sicrn clltuafi'.
Apply Jos. Stephenson, Box 61, Cote.
iii-iii. lil
FOR SALB-Otio I*ot In N<,-w Mkbel,
tit     "ft *I*    M.\n
*$t4,i\.f*       «,      -14
1 1)   ♦>
i< *t.ir» of Fi'""l""! «-tfif><»f»r io tli.. " rniviT*,*r»l IV»«rm?n,"   flest m th«» w >rl«l.
,,,,,.}    ir.
'■•rl'.f to Mx
Hang Fer Low
H'j;Jjt£ to Mi no nee tbat bf
is opening on   Saturday,
April 4th, a First Class
at 9tt, Vlotori* Avonue
Noodles & Chop Suey
Hang Per Low ii open to
purchase young poultry for
his restaurant, from those
tuvtutf s&Qic for sate.
Rushton, Hox 47, Coleman, Attn. 1.1*8
A KNAP- <)u« u(r« lot, ball cteared
and pltiuKhed with flve-roomwl
•lujimn (liimlili? iinflnlHliPill, (good
barn and -PhR-ton home*  for Wt\
.'*■,..      it *,     t *,,    *    ***■ -t   v.- i
nie. 16»!
FOR SALE TlirferoomtMl limine ntnl
three lota tn West l>rnl». 1650. Apply Wb. AtWnaon. West Fernlo. Wt
Foryour next GoncreteWork
Any size from 2 Inch
to Sand
No Screening No Waste
- At Cniihir
2 inch
1   «
in City Limit*
' Dallvarad
Special Prices on Large Quantities
Cement, Lime and Plaster for Sale
Lot V* Do Your Noxt Ooncroto Work
Excavating Dono at Rcasonablo Prices
P.O. 0OX 240 PERNIE, B. C.
Sirred Plymouth Ro«k and
S. C. Whit* Le-ahon-if. %1M per
It *0Ct. Whit* Wyandott**.
$178 pnr it *og*.
ID. C. SMITH, Wanfit*r. B. C.
Cnrpnnttr, furniture Ptpntrnr,
Etc   taw* tKarp*n*tf.
Prtew Modtiat*.
139 He Person Are, Pemle, B. C
The Mo^ai x&*d ^° ***** Typ* fSftr *•*••
P«H«r it supplied by
Western Smelting &
Refining Co*
971 Main St.        -       Vancouver, B.C.
FOR BALE- mn*d Hock*. Rhode ta-j'VCR SALK — Cimp; Mettled tot
land ncd* «»4 VHw« Ugtitm ««*, <»*««w*«. mmm*. +mxp awl *««•,
lfi tor ..tp; tm/m gwupttmiw. Aw •» »l«^ Wa««lwii ValUw* o**r
dm* Ooodwia, ^iUtvu*. IT<M   miMth'n nrttt Btato. UT
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