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The Official Organ of District No. 18, U. M. W. of A.
Political Unity is Victory.
No. 22, Vol. VH.
THE DISTRIOT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. 0., JANUARY 24, 1914.
§1.00 A YEAR
The Biennial
U.M. W.A Convention
INDIANAPOLIS. In<l, Jan. 21.—
Sharp ■Griticiam of former Governor
W. B. Gtossock, or West--Virginia, and
of Govornor B. M. Amimons, of Colorado, for what he termed a hostile attitude toward labor ia connection witli
the coal miners' Strike in those states
wua made here tod-ay by John P.
White, president of tihe United Mine
Workers of America, read at its annual convention
Friendly relations of the United
Mine Workers with the Western Federation of Miners were touched tijxm
■by Mr, White, who expressed regret
at the recent deportation from Calumet, Mich., of C. H. Moyer, president
bf that organlHution.
He surveyed the negotiations that
ended in the Cleveland agreement In
coiinedWon wltk the interstate joint
movement aad said this agreement
gave the organization great,impetus.
• "■Our -union Is solvent," said Mr.
('.White; "it has clothed, fed and housed
'the strikera end theor families; protected men a-gaiast oppression; secured -the highest mining rate in its
history i^thont the aid of a serious
strike; the interstate joint movement
has been rehabilitated and (more than
1*25,000 new members have been added, all of which, should be gratifying
to every true friend of the trades
union mov-ement"
"I not only advocate .biennial conferences," Mr. White continued, "but
in baranony with any report to the -last
annual convention, -wo should seriously consider changing the basis tit ro\i-
resentaiion in our International conventions and adapt a ddfiferent method
—•one that twill gire the rank and file
the right to choose the deJegates and
at the tame (time reduce the number
of men -who will represent them. The
cost of our conrenition is enormous
tlie United Mane Workers of America,
in (his annual report
The monthly relief assessment of
ttfty cents a member will be continued, the report states, and, witli the
regular income, .will be sufficient to
continue Uie coal miners' strike indefinitely.
The mine workers expended $1,621,-
S42 in relief work among its striking
memibers during 1913, according to Jlr.
Green. In addition the striking copper miners in Michigan and strikers
ln other localities were aided from
the war chest of the coal miners. Total expenditures for all purposes in
1913 amounted to $2,102,2'1.
Among the largest disbursements of
Uie year were $601,000, sent to the
striking coal miners of Colorado; $584,-
000 sent to the strikers in Vancouver
B. C, and $318,000 to West Virginia.
There was expended in legal fees in
■defense of actions against the tabor
•men $9,840.
Tlie Mine Workers in October, 1913,
had a paying membership of $402,347,
an (increase of $32,529 during the year
Balance in the treasury, November 30.
1913, was $278,032. The yearly income of 'the treasury is slightly less
■than two and a qua-rter millions, according to the account of disbursements.
"During the year, two new districts
were formed, and 339 new locals or-
INFORMATION WANTED
Mrs. A. M. Newman, residing at 29
London   Avenue,   North   Bud,   Porta-
STRIKE   IS   SHORT-LIVED
ALBANY,   N.   Y.,   Jan.   2U.—Operations  on   tlie.   Delaware   and   Hudson
STRIKE WHEN   MILL  FIRM
REFUSES TO PAY WEEKLY
•mouth, Hants, England, is at present. railway  had  reached  normal  propor-
in a very critical condition, and would
like to hear from her son, William
John Newman. When last heard of,
he was working in this district. Description: Age, 35 years; height, 5 ft.
10 in.; daTk hair, mustache and eyes;
poor teeth.
Please communicate with Col. Mac-
Kay, Pernie, who will tan-mediately
notify the relatives at home.
LABOR   LEADER   ROBBED
OLAiltKiSBURG, W. Va., Jan. 20.—J.
R. Olden, who said he was a union
•laibor organizer, of Hagertown, .iMd.,
on his, way to the convention of the
United .Mine Workers of America at
Indiana-polls, was robbed by a stranger
of valuable papers on Baltimore and
Ohio train No. 1, near Morgan-town-
aiid KiMwood railroad junction, today. His assailants escaped and Olden, "guarded by a railroad detective,
Continued his journey.
James  Miller, of the Crow's  Xest
Hotel, is in town this week end.
tions today, after the 16-hour strike
inaugurated yesterday. The strike
came Lo an-: end last night, .when officials of the company acceded to the
demands of the employees. Two employees discharged for alleged violation of the company's rules were reinstated.
GLADSTONE LOCAL
Thence will he a special mass meeting
at the Grand Theatre, on Sunday night,
at 7.30.
All miners who have not yet obtained certificates of proficiency are
requested to secure same at once, as
there will be an examination of these
-at an early date. This is very important
NOT DEAD!
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 21.—Six •hundred girl employees and more than
100 men walked out at the Roxford
Knitting Mills this afternoon, following the refusal of the firm to pay
thom their wages weekly. At tlie
present time Uie salaries are paid
on the 1st and 15th of every month.
The employees are not unionized,
and the waikout was as sudden as it
was unexpected by the company.
Promptly at 5 o'clock the girls left
their .places, and putting on th-ed-r
hats and coats quit work.
A committee which hud visa ted the
employers earlier in the' day had
sought to have the change made, but
waa unsuccessful. According to employees, the strikers are satisfied with
tthe scale of wages, but desire .more
frequent payment.
UNIONS PLAN TO MAKE
BRICKS AT TEXAS PLANT
We are pleased to say Mrs. Williaim
Whitehou-se is convalescent. We wish
her a speedy recovery.
-maintenance of delegates is en item
worthy of thoughtful consideration."
Threo Million for Defense
"In our district, Bub-dlstrict and local union treasuries there are more
than $.2,000,000, every dollar Of which
can be used as defense purposes," said
William Green, seoretary-treasurer of
"The -point I wish to emphasize is,
that we have helped' In West Virginia,
Colorado and elsewhere in response to
a call from the non-union men of these
fields. We are not invaders, brutal,
anarchistic agitators as some of the
enemies of organized labor say we are,
seeking a monopoly of labor in violation of law/ ■: While, of course, not
wholly  unselfish,,-wc are and have
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u>. .«. fev Ui*vt*iaio^r-TCrux-ut*a*w*u;
have spent much money and sacrificed
a great deal. If we were only self-
concerned, we would keep our money
anid save our energy. But not so, we
have gone as helpers, responding to
appeals' from those less fortunate
-without regard to color, creed or nationality. >
Mr. James Thompson, the proprietor
of the Columbia Hotel, Elko, is at present an inmate of the .Fernie hospital
The Mayoress gave a tea on Wednesday afternoon and about $20.00 was
realized, .which will go towards .meeting the indebtedness of the Presbyterian Church.
Owing to a typographical error, the
prices for the Grand Theatre appear
in our last week's issue at 10 and 15
cents. We wish our readers to take
note that this should have been 10
apd 20 cents, which we feel sure they
will agree is not too much for tne
high class entertainment the management is at present providing.
The Editor, District Ledger,
Fernie, B. C.
Dear Sir,—In your issue of Jan. 10,
1914, some person informed you that
1 'Was dead, I wish to state that I am
more alive that Napoleon Bonaparte
ever was. Kindly inform that person
of the fact and oblige.
Yours truly,
MIKE KRALL.
Bevan, Cumberland, B C.
Jan/19, 1914.
(The Mem, we believe, appeared in
the Michel notes and was contributed
by the correspondent We have to
apologize for "killing" Mr. Krall, but
trust he has experienced no inconvenience .by his reported demise.—Ed.)
LIBERAL RALLY MEETING JAN. 27
HOUSTON, Tex.., Jan. 21.—Removal
of the headquarters of the International Bricklayers, Masons and Plasterers'
Union from Indianapolis and the establishment of a -brick plant by the
union at El Paso, Tex., were proposed
In resolutions presented at the organization's annual convention here.
The .removal of the union's headquarters is understood to be a reactionary move in protest against the
hostile attitude of employers during
recent strikes in Indianapolis. The
brick .plant was suggested as a means
of competing with plants .which import cheap labor from Mexico.
Both resolutions were referred to
committees.
Dist. No. 6, W.F.ofM.
in Convention
Say Compensation  Act Should Cover   Hed of the ■ aotions of the "congress he
Sunday Work—Instructors in First
Aid Needed—Contract System of
Work Condemned—To Elect Officers by Referendum.
Cut in Juice"
Rates/or Fernie
A jrwoUng of the City Council -was J bills paid on or before the 25th day of
held in tho Council hall k*t Monday j the following month.
After several months (or years) of
hibernation, the Liberal party of this
town have awakened and .will hold a
rally -meeting in the Grand Theatre, on
Tuesday evening, Jan. 27. John Oliver
and  A.  C. Brewster  (late leader of
address the meeting, but whether any.
of the local luminaries will brighten
the occasion with their presence or
not we do not know.   However, surely
WOMEN MAY TRY CASE
OF HOP FIELD STRIKERS
MARYSVILLE, Call., Jan. 21—Owing to the scarcity of anal© veniremen,
it is likely that women will be summoned to serve on the jury which will
try the tour former Wheatland hop
field strikers whose union activities
havo brought Ithem to court on the
charge of mxurder here. Practically
ail of the .scores ot veniremen examined so far have admitted bias.
The court today was peeved because the friends of the tour defendants were circulating placards and
letters among -prospective jurors and
.presenting the case in ita true light.
He also .said he had -received abusive
■letters, and he threatened to bring
proceedings for contempt later.
.Attorney Royce, tor the defense, re-
■rtl ij*>A-_iMiniL- i|i**a^r\ryYg*ami^iA*p lia-g. ^*^*o
The Waldorf Hotel is being beautified with a large electrical sign, which,
when completed, will be oue of the
best   in   the   Bast   Kootenay.     No
doubt when tiie reduced light rates are J this is. an- indication that "sumfink's
better   known   and   appreciated,   we . doin'."   W'e were scared stiff lest "W.
shall see several other hotel men fol- i K." had a "\V. O."
low suit, !	
HOSMER NOTES
evening, -when, after "the speoch Drom
the throne" end congratulations had
been exchanged, the member* got
down to business and appointed the
following committee**;
Financial—tirahatn and MacBean.
Water wid Property—Roblchaud and
lllzsuta.      ,
Fin, Water and U«lH~-Uphill and
Jackson.
Health and Relief-HoMchaud and
lllziuto.
Park Rtvnwentative*—IWbichaud.
Kobichaud tec-ma to -have secured
moat of the honor* a* far a* commltteo work It concerned, and no douot
to will be able to acquit hlmsolf a*
creditably >■ heretofore.
The -quostton of ft subway under the
U. N. track wa* not discussed, but R
tn th* Mayor** Intention to fake thl*
matter up at the next meetlnt and appoint a committee to negotiate wKfc
the U. N. Hallway.
The taxes for 1912 twill be collected,
and a date fixed for the *alc> of property upon which taxes *luv«» not been
paid. Th* amount I* about 12622.00.
A date wlU alto it* fixed for the completion of connection* to aew*rt*. ana
all parties who have not compiled with
the by-law wil) havo to ahow cause.
New Power Rate*
Meter rent  25c
Minimum charge J1.00 per h.p. of
motor until current exceeds charge.
First 100 taw. hour* 12c per kw. hour
Next 200 kw. hour* 10c tper kw. hour
Next 300 tow. hours 8c per kw. hour
Next 600 kw. hour* 4c .per kw, hour
Next 600 kw. hour* 4c per kw. hour
Over 1800 hw. hour*   2c per kw. hour
A discount bf 10 tier cent will be allowed on all bill* paid on or beforo
Uie 2.1th day of the following -mouth.
The Crow's Nest Business College
and. Academy of J.-aaguafi-j« offers ev-j Two nr Canada's surplus wage
ery person free instruction in penman-'slaves' wandering into' Hosmer" in
ship for one month, Tuesday. Thurs- J search of .work or grub fell foul of the
day nnd Saturday evenings, from Tjlaw and were given three and Uvo
o'clock to 9 o'clock, commencing Tue»- \ -momths' "hard" respectively ou a p.
day, tho 27th. This Is■positively free j pearing before the local beak. The
and without any obligation whatso-jbum occasionally seems to be an aw-
ever. ' -fill crime against society.
A now hcgluuer ut the mine was before Justlco of the Peace Tlurn-f., of
Ferule, on Tuesday, charged with
theft of clothe* from the wash house
up nl tin- mine on the previous day.
AccubwI pleaded guilty and was let out
On 'fMinpended sentence.
The sh'aw at Hte Opera House Monday und Tuesday was well -patronized
by the public of Hosmer, who seem
■NELSON, Jan. 22,--Declaring thai
tlie recent decision of a Vancouver
judge in (Which the dependents of an
injured working man could not collect
under the Workman's Coniii-ensatioii
act because he had been working on
Sunday was likely to inflict a great
hardship on the working class, District
No. fi of the Western Federation of
.Miners at ita annual convention in
Nelson yesterday passed a resolution
asking for provincial legislation .which
would make comipensation payable for
injuries or death occurring on Sunday
as.iwell as on-other days of the week.
Increase of the maximum amount
coll-ectaible-under the act from $1,500
to $1,800, to cbnform with the new
Washington state measure, and to
make the provincial compensation
statute cover cases of lead poisoning
at smelters, mines and mills, and also
miner's phthisis was asked in another
resolution.
Belief in the effectiveness of the
general strike to obtain some measure
of justice for working men was expressed in a resolution which do
dared that .workers must be prepared
at all times to use the strike as a
weaipon.
Systems of -piece work, contract or
bonuses in miming were condemned
as being detrimental to workers in
that they were means of causing men
"to speed up" and to ultimately reducing the .wage soaie, increasing the
number of accidents and adding to
the ranks of the unemployed by making it necessary for fewer men to be
employed;
..nhargitip- ih<* nmvinplal mvAnum^ni.
©a-rded the -rights of tlie defendants
in many ways, and tliat they had been
brutally treated. The District Attorney denied thus.
Mr. W. A. Darling, LI01 13 Jefferson
St., Seattle, Wash., is anxious to know
the whereabouts of Mb brother. Stewart Darling (known as "Tep"), late of
Wyoming. When last heard of bo waa
working In this camp. Description:
Height, about 5 ft. 11 In.; weight 1&5-
,*i0 lb*.; lia* a Bear over one eye. AH
Ut* jwkUvos are \er, anxious to hew
from hlni.
SCHOOL LAD BREAKS HIS LEG"
Ml** Marjory Michel, who won the
piano presented by the Crow'* Ne*t
Trading Co., wishes to thank all who
helped her with their coupon* to win
such a luuuUwmc itwtrument.    Mis*
VAUDEVILLE AT THE
GRAND TONIGHT
The Grand management, ever anxious to cater to thc requirements of
their putrona, are -putting on a first
class, up-to-date vaudeville show tonight (Friday). -Messra. SulWvan.&
Considure have a large number of
vaudeville companies touring the
Northwest and Pacific, and the i-oin-
iwny they are bringing in tonight is
one of the very best out. The
troupe consists of six well-known clev.
er Artists and tlieir stunts are of the
elovcrest, and are without doubt tho
lest aRgregation ever seen In Fornle.
Prices as low as 50c to $1.00. Secure
your scat early nn there Is hound to
Ue a good crowd.
was iu favor of dropping the iM?*r capita tax.
•Frank Oain-pheil thought -thai th*-.
eongn-sshad done good work, it iiad
bcH-n pr-o.pa.scd shut the oontrilMieio!)
from the Western Federation of Miners should be from head-quarters, but
as tiie district was represented in ih«
Briti-sh Columbia Federation of Lahor,
which sent delegates to the Dominion
congress, some had thought the re-prt-
sen.ta.tion wfte sufficient, but the speaker took the view that tho metalliferous
miners or tiie coal miners, or* both,
should be represented. If necessary
a per capita 'tax to .jwy the ex-pense.-s
should be levied.
The matter was left over for further discussion.        ..-_..,> —
Discuss Socialism,
'■       '■■•*,   i hi   ,      ■■■   *'
A discuselon o£v SooiaJiaw ^o|io!>feJ
a resolution CaHing for the laying
aside of 2 cents j>er man tper^nomh
for .the*support, of, -the SociaiiSt party, /
The resolutiona cOminitt-e© declaweicl
the matter w-sis covered,hy the coiisiti-
tution, which provided for funds for
educational, work aiid "which caJtel
also for support of the Socialist tiarty.
H. A. Stewart, of Rossiand, asked if
aupport of tho Socialist party were
the only .political action taken by ihe
district, was not the present conveE.-
-tton tor the purpose of political action, -for securing favorable legislation
for the benefit of the miners of Bris-
ish Colwribia? legislation for the
working cia-ss was just as good, nc
matter what -party it was brought in
by, he said.
Frank Campbell, of Trail, said the
Socialist representatives at Victoria
were the only men who had put legislation on the statute books for th<»
benefit of the working claas. The coc<-
stitutlon wae not definite enough; he
THE ISIS
with having permitted its statutes to
be violated by the mine owners on
Vancouver Island the convention also
condemned the government for sending troops during the -strike.
In future .when a mine defaults and
wanted District No. 6 to come out to
the open and support the  Socialist
party.
fteorge Fleming agreed-'that the constitution did not cover the Trail rew>-
lution.    Ho favored the proposed «i>-
does not .pay its employees such cases ] propriation.
will be reported to the district exec-1 a. H. McPhcmon said he was not a
utive and handled by that body in j Socialist and objected lo any politfc-oJ
order to save expenses. 'party m-civing  funds from- the dis-
Strotig condemuatfon-. of   the   Lc-  trict.
mieux act was voiced*by speaker*. <o|    mmm lMkf.Mm[ UuottMi th* ««■
a resolution passed against that mea» Lau,tton to pwve tjiat J( wv<?m, m,
uro.
Officers by Referendum
Meunbers of the executive board -will
be clouted by referendum vote of the
members instead of at the annual convention as formerly. A resolution suggesting  that the annua!  convention
•  I Michel certnlnly deserved her lucreis,
While -playing In tho grounds at the for she haa proved herself to be a
Pernie Central Scliool todsy, the son
of Joe Dc Lucca fell and broke his teg*
real bustler from the start and the
prise la but » recognition of several
As the doctor bad not made a thor- months' lmixl work and perseverance.
ougli enamttuiuoii at the time of going
to press, wo arts unable to learn how
tho Sad  in .ilOiil-. osiUK-
Aubrey Snow wishes to thank ani
those who so kitidli as,*Uted hiin with !
their vote an;l lnflncn««e In the lat* J
niuuM{K)l election, and assures -bwi
supporters that his first attempt, although not successful, will stimulate*
furUtsf t'fforts Ju it*!'*. j
■>\« <t>iiKiuutnvt«« del', him! when ***»
itart our next competition hopo to en-
llm. her sen Ices with .sevct.il other
live ones from thc Crecs.
A CHALLENGE
Tbw nrt* n nnmtwr of omstaMlntt j " ~"
«iH'wut*t# for w-M*r rt-ntal, **M*-r m,%\ \ *0X,NC *T ™E
Mght, and th«» will havo to be rednc | FtHMII ATHLETIC CLUB
<-!   Ir. t-Jtiwt, xi KJtn'ix. it'M t-^ e.1
low-Ht n»r* than fifty rfays' w»<».: „iwr;  u. v,t,A.> }«..» „n im*i:,rimni*
After this period. th«y a-ilt have their ;of tteiAnf[ a f!„, r,,M imP lMi,w„k|1
supjily rut off. * .«,„ ■pw^sar Iwat ptiKlll«t, F C«.rm:»«-k.
Ttir. Mnjvjr rlshwi to tiripr,^* TJiwri ; ,uui  YutUM  j,,,^,,,    TU. UlU   A>IS
fho*n «ho drain*  aMcralk  imimive. (, ,.m„} ,„ ,„..,,_ III(1, tt;M „„,.,„,,, ,„ f|f
ments thtt all petitions •hnuld b* l«iU.m nmmut Ton»  Wh. Un a«tj»« »»
The Tritiit-Wood hotkey ti-am do
her«*y challengo the puck-f-hascrs of
the  Crow's  Nest  Trading  Co.  to  »
frli-ndly Bain©, for uu oysn'V siii)|jcr.
As this frow's Nest btittch have bc^n
KHtinu *f|uft«* rtiwity of lnt«* r**-';»h;i»«
their liock«»y ability, It was up to the
to have Ik-ci! well suited with the fare
provided
A Riwet who reKlstered at the Pacific alotiK with hltr wife, on Tuesday,
swnts to hsive ln'romc mentally tin-
balamcd by the IiIkIi altitude her<«,
and proceeded to innke a punchlni;
bag of his wife. P. ('. O'Connor now
has him Itehltvl the bars. Home disposition will be in«lf> ot lilm nfter
medical examination.
Don't rorgct tho Athletic Club smoker on *th« :ilst. It will be woll worth
the "'ioni' bits" udiuissiou.
A  drtliee took  plaee ill the  Queen's
The IkIk sloKan, "bent always," Is
justified by the remarkable numbor of
first clans feature l'Hnia that Manager
Miller is showing at tills house. It
has been the idea of the management
to secure only the very best nnd mont
original of films, and the quality of
pictures produced here is not excelled
by any of the Jar-ae towns on the
Coast or iu the Hast.
The feature for wxt Monday, "Tlie
Daredevil Mountaineer," a two-reel
film, Is a picture full of thrills, and is
ua ivAi'ili'Stis .i.. .* ,,f....SA.i, iii,... ;.,i.i^
the two tandliiK characters riding
through an open dra^Hdcf Into tho
Hudson rlvor on n motor cycle.    In
resolution.
Marcus Martin MCpiKirU'il the resolution. Th** H{ug«.< had bi-en re«ch-e>il
win ti it was Tie-ecKsary for t-hc ortsttn*
i-M'ti working <>h\m to* come out* flat-
! footed and say wlicro it sUmkI. it
I Fhmild wi|h«itt anv |Killtii'«l jwiriv that
should bo held in Sopt.:inb.'r or thc !<rfr<.r„, u, ^v<! whut. tJ„. Wur^I)K rkimi
r-arly part of October was referred to ; r„,1llTlMj. ,u, ^..^ribod the idtst erf
tho committee on constitution and by- j ,;tM,„j)iK ,KlUt,,.M ull,  of lt(lk)n arfft.„v.
knvs- i an threadbare.
Stroiur mipporl was «ive,» to a n-o-      A   v .^^ ^ (,(J( ^ ^^ wJ
lution asking thc provindiU govern- L,M. mnMou ,„ 1Jw ^sutnUoa mm
ment to send doctor*, to mining cani«» I fw ,H,1MW,<nv „„.„ to 1ftlMlt „„,, ^
to Rive the men instruction in first
aid, but a clauso requcKtinR that* It
be made obligatory for shift bosses
and fomm-en to hold first aid certifi
cates aroused considerable di Hussion
and the resolution wns referral to a
voiiMiilttee to t»c redniwis in aceord-
anee with thc views cxpres««d.
That a resolution euiilnn for the lay-
liili aside of - cents js-r incmtier |>er
month for the swpport of th*» K*K»iaHst
party  was  covered   by  the oonatttu-
t.ffltl  w:im the r'"!i'irt nf the  re**vtt'ltion«
<<wtld rail *•**' that any party had done
a*» tmieh gwotl for t1w> working --hum
tm xh** KJK-htliHt*, H«. would lik«* i*»
mi' a hiw wiii'-h had Im-cii put on tlie
dlnlnx v.nm  Moi»l,iy  »l*ht and  was  ,hl»  ^  th<* lw»,lhl«  character lake
.  .._., , ,.,u   .„ V-ry
-iiooktt ti> th«* Lilieral* or Conwrvii
Hven that wn*' not fo titetr f*wn nd-
vaiitafiii'.
Mt. Kfuwaift tw(i<l that any nwn«<-
tu*ni tor lh«« Ue-nelit of the working
<4ass was HodaHiitic. it would tak#» ft
loni» iitnt* tn -evolve Socialism. |wt»U
ably Mi ye*ar«, and lie thouKht dire*:
ft%Hi Ui ...
poven,
Ij;**.',**..     -.v,,...    •» .     ■ •*!'!«,(-■     .*f   •"';
..ell attendwi hy would-be tango ex
iwrts
A. .1. farter, *<»< rettery-treasurer !»!.<•
trict IN, wa» « luisirtes* visitor to Hos-
tiwr on  Wedueiiitay.
grave r!.-k;>. but t!ic thrill exi>c* {t»asM<Nj
I rlerceil   bv   the   iiudlenei
* ■ i
jclltihix In reached, itialu-- the |.|etuiv
;a •masM-n-'lw-t' of reallftn.
j    Next   Friday,   Sir   H'aJ'er   «<■»>'tV
;' h.ushoe." lu fniiv r.-N. iii-<.ti.i... -.1  In
The  l4»eiil   I'iiion  iiH-e'.Ing   held  on 1 |.;riK!,<ml ni fhepsiowe C-.Mle, i,v,tl  in
-..«r** fit
film, will
.   ,-   .-   ..      ttiffilHl,     t.tl    mlAlit*    ,itn,\i4\4l*.*
| .'ommlttoe. which wns nilnptcd after j w,ish(Mmi fwim th„ f,„K.ln|f
| a Ioiik di*** ti»*lon en 'he jtuhtlcal f*nies- (      .,.,„   ,v _   ,?<   . ,,„, ._.   t, ,%.t .
on' Um,   "tu, -ifter the .jtanie* in js*w«r
In   another   resolution   which   was J m»d .-«hew th.tis tha» we ^nt lt**rtoki.
endfmienM.nt  of  th-  Wwlnllw; u.iU.   ^  iit  :iu   ^-j,,^   t*tUu*L-
11'  Mi-.r nui«!U!.-*»te^," he
'Alien   this } l*i*rty of <'anada wan i-eewled.
uons ate!
Fellow feeliiiK and lieat'.y sympathy I wild
Tu*u>d.i), while not UieukiiiK jihj ie ; W),^, ,jirM. tho;i«;u-;ft :i.-«.vi!<-
twds ia Utt> m»Ui-r of ,«'.teudAi»ee. uoi j ,*l0jed n» she making <A fit.
tbmiuli .fiilt-P a bunch of business. ,\ ; <„, „}lu.%Vu :tt Hii, !■,,,»*,,*.
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U»*..*.|.     fllemi      !■>»■
for the wtrikinj; miners in   Michigan
wan e\|ircHM><i la *-evi-r,tl nowdutlotiK.
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-t*v^ v.tki'v ths eltlre-HK %.\\X kn««" *'he- '
Ut-sr btnosth th# snowy mantl# that
at <prc*»nt enshrouds the t»oule-.artii
and "«i«nn#t" th*f t»o#*e«« sidewalks
New -Electric Light and *Pc-*er Rates
T«hin« Effect Ttbru-try 1st.  1914
champs, from the ntore nost door, to
i*.»i Mo*«»4) -vteir.Rfc, Ui*- tamnw of j ciiilh-nisw this famous bunch of teick- j'"«'■*'•   '""»"*-'
ecr-i   ju**   to   tt-tv'i'lit   whether   "-*v jalrwl    ....**   tl,
hav.- xht* most fk-aiMitiiry knowl-:-- h;,,,(,'"! "v*r '" ""* P!t wnwil,!'* Uw
of th- tfMlft. Jadjitstii..
'Ibis ahouhl b« mitu«< taut «an»e «>;<)  u' "" l"
wer'li ifUllim *'i  I'lU*!! dlrl.a.liee  1.0 »,*i*, :.  "'
ho'it   tenrtiM   will   tie   un\    for   l.5iv«!
TiKI"'   -tronj   Unt   *l,t*t   V**.
it f.ltl,
fill'!   -tt'i*    t
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THE ORPHEUM
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U.iVe  i»iii*.c„ been  udjunti-.l   to , title**   »li(»
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;l(!f'.iti   ef   t||i'   m. lilte ■!';■
th ?he eKrepUon of <»t:e
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M tn.  ■She twtititi$ i>t tAii** mm*»     Xt.ii*'-
w*ll had t!»e adtsntay-j' of rlnc -rraPt
tiii't  *f\f\\:e,  while CortnneV. h-nd  the
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iiita* round*, aad t\»rmaek n»t>   b*-
THE FERNIE COOP.
A W« consignment of new t'sllfor*
tii.t vejjetiibJi's will arrlv.' ilurini; th:.-
»»■»»•». -tm* >>•« in*ti«it*>iii. 1.1 4»,ii.- .tf,
thst this is the be*t prnduet on the
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with an optwn^nt whoso ictem-e and M-ornlMie* t» make spten IM pro-*""**
l.nowfeilfe of th* pttir'l!*:!lc *rt w»s*»-i»* Einnth*« trad«- he!;ve far in *-ve*i
in -*
litwrs
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tnrmwftt thtt th** ffeht wwttif finish fn f **f.*f <".    t tmrrrt o* if-- r-»'x <*■■<-■ ' '•
tim tmmik tmntk, imt tho t*k ot Umol in thn* stotw last weed, and the owner
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oovefwi j»ud *is>t-d if«wie niiiii ib< , imipimi ot mmmin. \
.•tart af th* ninth ro*md. *li«n h-t fall- j -——-—...
U pt r <«»; > «f lo ng,. m tiw tmnt, tii tm, j OI60
Vt p'-r tfnt • ^„ , „ ;,....,_... | —.*——.
U pm «Mt|    TVmbs hts*-*-** was brwieht down from I    At Mrnitmsl. Jan  f„ 191*. '.**•- **-■
W pMT ettttftfet wins w. Tft«f*tay mornl-at naffer f Tomss Wanlraoe, 1) D., In hi* '•'■■•
if% %mr f*m *<iwf from n ssT*n» smtp wmttt tmtmn ft nr.
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Htm. (Owwim, «f this mr 'tt a *ti'n*f.
(tr of tU« l*te Dr. War&roiw.
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1io;m ■! f-r .in the m»Tt*f for di*c«iMo«
u t.f il.-  utaica iiuvorUn-c*.
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PAGE TWO
THE DIBTEIQT I^pfJEE, PERNIE, B. C, JANUARY 24, 1914.
=!JW
Directory of Fraternal
Societies
INDEPENDENT ORDER
OF ODD FELLOWS
Meets every Wednesday
evening at 8 o'clock In K. P.
Hall.
Nobto Grand, H. B. Baxnea.
S-^-retary, J. B. Melklejohn.
THE PA TERSON STRIKE
AND AFTER
ANCIENT ORDER OF
FORESTERS
Meet at Alello's Hall second and third Mondays in
each month.
John M. Woods, Secretary.
Fernie, Box 657.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
Meet every Tuesday at 8
p.m. in their own Hall, Victoria Avenue.
(J. C, G Barton.
K. of R. S., Chas. Buhrer.
M. of F., Robt. Dudley.
LOYAL ORDER OF
MOOSE
Meet every  Monday at 8
p.m. In K. of P. Hall.
Dictator, T. Uphill.
Secretary, W. F. Vance.
KING'S  HOTEL
Bar supplied with  the  best Wines,
Liquors and Cigure
DINING  ROOM   IN  CONNECTION
W. MILLS,
Prop
DR.  JOHN ^BARBER,   DENTIST
Office: Above Bleasdell's Drug Store
Phone 121
Residence: 21 Victoria Avenue
FERNIE
B. C.
ALEXANDER MACNEIL
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary, etc.
Offices: Eckstein Building,
■_ Jamie. B.cL.
By Patrick L. Quinlan    S
(Comrado Quialan, a leader in the
Paterson strike, is'put on J5.000 bail,
-pending an appeal from'a sentence of
seven years for in-citing to riot.)
It is entirely natural that the general bouregois public, including certain groups of radicals and intellectuals, should be unable to Imagine the
A'ork.   This comtduued umtlil -the end
of iihe month.
In -the early ipart of February the
Dohonty workors began to realize that
Dheir fight could not be won alone, and
that, if they were to win, the strike
must be made general throughout the
trade. This *me-t wiiuh the u\>\m, al yf
Local No. 152 of the I. W. W. and an
agiitaitdon 'for a general stnike began,
the argument advanced being that un-
Beftare the strike the Socialist ipanty
•received in the last presidential eloc-
■tion a higher vote than it had even
before received in Patorson. The Socialist rotes oast at -that time totalled
1,650,   At the municipal election last
ing -political support to a member ot a
rival -labor organization, and the members of that other organization ignoring their own class interests and knifing politically their own represeotta-
tive.
The I. W. W.ites, so heartily despised by some of the ignorant, amd in
some quarters blamed for the universal slump in ithe Socialist memlbonship
and vote, taught a sharp lesson of
•oitass solidarity to the members of the
older amd conservative unions. They
showed -that, the latter's lack of class
spirit was atone responsih'e for the
failure of the workers to win control
of the city government.   It is toupirob-
.possibility of a great rebellion of the j ,ess ihe Dchevty WOTkers should win
woKors   without  a   John   Brown,  a , ^   demaailds lthe fOUr«loom system
M/ithfar    Iahpi«   t\v   a    "Rill"    H,*avw*n.n.ii I       . -    . ..    ..
Mother Jones or a "Bili" Haywood
leading and directing. For they seldom look below the surface. To them
nhe leader is the movement, the rank
and file his pawns. It is the dramatic
'Side of these incidents of the class
struggle that appeals' to the general
public, and the Hay woods are regarded
as essential as the Prince of Denmark
is to the iplay of "Hamlet."
iBut even for these whose chief interest in a great strike centres in its
economic and .political aspeots, the
heat of conflict and the glare of fiery
headlines too often tend to throw into
t-he shade the economic causes and the
net results*. Due to the almost inevitable persecution of leaders, person-
all/ties take on a fictitious value and
shine tor a -moment in the light of
.publicity.
The effect of this is doubly unfortunate, -for on> the one hand it leads
to hero worsh-iip, and on the other dt
creates a heMef In the mind of any
but a great leader of men that he himself is the most important element
in the combat.
And for the same reasons it is often
almost impossible to determine accurately the causes or to appraise justly
the results of industrial conflicts until
passion® have subsided and personalities have lost their glamor. The -lapse
of time restores to events their true
•proportions.
To a certain extent the above holds
-true of 'the recent strike of the silk
.workers of Paterson, although to a
less degree than in the case of, other
struggles within the last year or so.
FVxr despite (the newspaper froth and
the magnification of the personalities
of tbe so-called leaders, no one at all
lSamiliar with the facte could have
imatoitalned Hor a moment that any
man or group of men were the -essential ifiaotors. .The economic causes
were too apparent to allow any to be
deceived save those -who were witling
to know the truth.
Of course the same general economic
conditions that cause all big strikes
were responsible for the Paibefrson conflict. Low wages and the high cost
of living are the universal agents of
dmdttsforlaJ worn But nevertheless there
were certain conditions peculiar to the
silk Industry and to Paiterson in particular,
During ..the last twenty years the
process of manufiaoturing silk has
been revolutionized. New machinery
has heen invented that is so newly
automatic that It can be operated by
■A'C'iifid he introduced in all -the silk
milte of Paterson.
The broad silk weavers as a whole
were swept info line, and w.ith them
the workers in the r'bbon mills atxl
dye houses. A general strike.was proclaimed on February 25th, and all the
orafits of the silk industry responded
to -the call with the exception of the
loom fixers, who were,,-affiliated with
the American Federation of Labor.
The story of the general strike, at
least the more dramatic events, is
familiar to every one. The arrests
of the outelde agitators, the dosing of
'he strikcira' meeting hails, the co-operation  of the  Socialist   partv,  .tihe
Novemiber the Socialist candidate for ; able Uhat anjithing but dense ignorance
Mayor'of* Paterson polled 5,155 votes,,,was responsible for the craft union-
running only 2,215 votes behind the ists* throwing away of their votes, for
suooessful nominee, the candidate of r*fl--'er *&« event many of them express-
the fused Republicans and Progres- ■ed reerot at their fiailure to vote the
slves. And tbe adjoining boroughs .■ ScttdaliBt ticket, saying: "We had no
showed a gain that was very nearly as IiaEla *h*»t" ^& Socialists could poll so
su.i.piwng as that of,the city of Pater \
man. Passaic, -with no municipal ticket
to elect, increased its Socialist vote
by nearly 500. The Borough of HaLe-
f'mn was captured completely by the
Socialists, and North Haledon elected
three -members of the working class
to its bcrcugh council.
A careful analysis of the votes cast
for_'the Socialist candidates' shows
•plainly that their greatest support
■came from the workers in the silk -Industry. The brutality of the Republican Chief of PoMce and the callous ta-
d'-fferemce of -the Democratic Mavor
towaird the lawless conduct of his subordinate had* opened their eyes in a
o^rr^r'^n^uXr "n^.T-a^taiii'I*■■ ipo^-tel sense.   In addition the Social
arrest of the editor of the Socialist, 5st ,parLy ^ m only p^ tha,t dM
rnt feair to espouse openly the cause
of the strikers and to bankrupt itself
-in lending active support This bone
its natural fruit on election day. This
action is -made all the more striking
by neasan of the feot that the Socialist
party's -oaitv'idate for the mavora.'itv
was a member of the American Federation of La'bor, while the silk workers (themselves are affiliated with the
I. W. W. There is but one conclusion
to be drawn from this, and that is that
the silk workers had learned the lesson of class solidarity and the necessity of carry-img that solidarity into mo
political field.
F. C. Law*
Alex. I. Flshe'
LAWE & FISHER
ATTORNEYS
Fernie. B, C.
IT WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY
No need having piles any longer!
No need of Buffering another day I
Stearns' Pilo Remedy (complete with
tuhe) will help yon or IT C08T3
YOU NOT ONE CENT.
This remedy ia a combination ot
tbo lately discovered, high-priced Adrenalin Chlorldo with other powerful
curatlvo principles, and IT STOPS
THE PILE PAIN IN ONE MINUTE!
So sure aro wo that Stoarns' Pile
Remedy will benefit you tliat wo
■Will REFUND YOUR MONEY if
yon nro not satlBfled.
•This ia the only pilo remedy "thnt
We can guarantee and wo know you
.Will thank ua ror telling you nbout it.
Wo bare the eicluslve agency.
N. E. Suddaby
While the (productivity of the machines
h-aa increased tenfold the weaver's art
has become unnecessary. In -some
.branches of the trade the operation of
the loom became so simple that the
employers decided -that the weavers,
especially the broad silk -weavers,
could run four looms Instead of two
•without an equivalent advance In cara-
ipensaUon.
Prom the very beginning the silk
weavers resisted this attempt of the
manufacturers to double and quadruple production at the expense of the
workers.   They realized that it would
result in a glut of the labor market of
the trade and a consequent reduction
of wages.   Por a time the resistance
was -partially successful: but as there
iwas no concerted effort, each shop
fighting only for its own interests, defeats became more frequent
Another of the factors leading up
j to the general struggle, and to the -silk
j workers the sorest nnd most aggrar
! voting of all, was the Inhumanly long
j work-day demanded by tho manufao-
I turers.   Some of the .mills were oper-
;ated on a ten4iour basis, others had
; an eleven^-how schedule, while In atilk
i others twelve hours of work were exacted.
Tho workers finally became ao rent>
less und*r the«e lni.ol-m.ole conoiti.011*
I that In November. 1912, four months
beforo tho general strike was declared,
a Icagut* wnn formed to create a sent!-
mcfflt among the silk workers that
would make jmsslble a concerted
p-.ovcmesM for an eight-hour day. Thit
may be regarded as the actual beginning of tho MUbiuijueul gctivrul movement
However, thia in-ellmlnary nxkation
for tlm cJgbUiour day, since It had no
miw it value at tlie time nor presented
;any dramatic feature*, was entirely
overlooked by those who later attempt.
' ed to make the Paterson strike lliu*
FERNIE
O. C.
'Vf. ye
■t\ Me.v,<, ar.-.l \U tin-
organ and the confiscation of the Passaic Issue—all these are too recent occurrences ito have been forgotten. The
brutal ity of the authorities and police
of Paterson has become a by-iword,
and their ubter disregard of Jaw and
justice will not be forgotten for many
years to come. Still fresher in the
memory of the workers of the country
are ithe later events, the sentencing of
Alexander Scott to fifteen years' Imprisonment for "inciting hostility to
government" in the person of the brutal Bimson, the conviction of the present writer and Ms sentence to seven
yeans In- state's -prison on the charge
of inciting to riot .  .     ,
The striker® held firmly to their de- j
mamds in the face of hunger -and brut--
al and unlawful persecution, and. Jt
was not until the early pant of July
that any signs of weakening were apparent But then the relief 'store was
obliged to close for lack of funds.
Hundreds of the strikers wore In jail,
children were starving and general
ruin threatened the cKy of Paterson.
The dyers were the first to break
under the .pressure. A week later they
were followed toy the broad .silk weavers. The ribbon weavers held out for
a week or so longer, trying to secure
sums sort of favorable terms. But
the beginning of August saw the great
majority back at work and the •strike
was officially declared off.
.When the strike was over the Socialist ipapers of the country were In-undated with a flood of discussion on
ithe merits, demerits, -methods and
tactics of the I. W. W. But the greater .part of It waa beside the mark. For
nratihing new in tactics or methods had
been tried or discovered. Sabotage,
advocated by one or two of the agitators, is by no means new, nor is-mass
.^eHi^-^£3*^ngT»^
to the landlords during the itnike. In
an attempt to force them to side with
the strikers, was advocated by the
writer, but was an Imitation of ith©
methods used by the Irish .peasantry
many yeans ago, Although a few agitators were brought into momentary
prominence hy tihe persecution to
which they were subjected, no new
leader .was really produced by the
struggle.
To be sure, the withboldinsr of rent
wag the source of much -trouble to the
middle class and petty capitalists.
They felt Its effects worse than they
did the direct results of the strike.
Had they been at all caipable of defending their own interests, it must
have forced the owners of land and
houses to exert pressure upon the governments of city and county, or per-
haps the state might have fe!t im-
pel led to force an Investigation and
settlement of ithe trouble But al*
though losing financially to a preater
extent than any other clam, tbe lm«
potence of this house-owning section
of the community was auch that its
members could do nothing bnt stand
aside and whine over their losses.' It
(rave no algn of energy and vitality
and amply .proved the Soclallwt con.
temtion that lt ha* outlived its use-
fulww) and Ih now -tn the pn.ra»M-lc
H-UK-O.
IBut df Itih© silk workers cast their
votes almost solidly for the Socialist
candiidiate, why was he not elected?
He most cemtalnly would- have beeu
elected .mayor of Paterson had he .been
supported by the .workers outside of
the silk Industry ae well. Unpleasant
as it Is Ito record, the truth .is 'that the
workers affiliated wiilth the American
Federaition of Labor refused to vote
for one of their own members, although he represented the only working class -ticket in the field, and divided their Votes? between the two capitalist parties. A strange spectacle indeed. Members of an organization
professing syndicalist principiles giv-
imany votes." To be sure, several hundred workers voted the Democratic
ticket because .the President of tbe A.
F. of L. Trades Counoil, a brewery
worker, had been nominated on that
ticket as a candidate for the assembly.
Others voted for the Republican candidates, a number of whom were -prominent in the same Trades Council.
Thait these men were pOaoed on the
Republican and Democratic tickets
was, cf course, no accident. They
iwere there for tihe sore purpose of
attraotlng the votes of the A. F. of L.,
i n - ci e p-.au would have failed miserably had not these -members been too
ignorant to understand this old political trick. Unless they plead guilty to
ignorance, they stand self-convicted of
betrayal of their own class tn 'the hour
of its n-eed. For it was they who lost
the elecltiion to the working class ot
Paterson.
Others iwho must share a portion of
the blame for the -loss of the election
are the .members of 'tho Socialist party
of both the city and the state. Their
-fault was lack of faith. They failed
to grasp the splendid opportunity, and
at the moment When Uie entire -resources of the state organization
should have been thrown into the Paterson fight they stood aipatheticaHly
on one side and left it to the silk workers to demonstrate their fline class
solidarity and initeMgenoe.
Nevertheless the failure to capture
tihe municipal government of Paterson
cannot be regarded as a calamity, fer
the reason that the lesson taught hy
the result tiff the Ignorant and 'half-
hea-nted is certain to be of lasting belief lit. Never again can any member of
■the workin class of that city, whatever,
may be his union afDiliation, excuse
himself for not having voted the working class ticket because he did not be-
■Tleve that victory .was -possible, did not
■wamt to throw away his vote. The
wrarkar alt .Paterson who ait, the next
elect*on fails to vote the Socialist ticket deserves to live forever under the
1 yoke of the capitalist. *
Gompers' Strong Position
on Labor & Anti-Trust Law
WASHINGTON. Jan. 10.—In the cur-
■rent Issue of "The American Fedena-
iLaw and Labor, President Gompers of
the Americaa Federation of Labor
again calls on trade unionists and
their friends to continue the .work of
creating public opinion in favor of the
passage of the Bartlebt-Baoon Mils,
now before Congress. The following
are a few striking ^paragraphs of tWW
article, which, among other things,
makes a demand upon the party in
ipower to "give substance" to its vtewa
on this subject, ns twice expressed in
its national platform:     .
"Without further delay, the citizens
of the United States must decide whether they wish to outlaw organised la-
hior. Only a few months ago the officials of the United Mine Workers wero
those who toll from doing things necessary for their 'protocUon^and_J>et>
termed? —
"Why is it that men of wealth may
with impunity .break laws whose meaning is pladn- and unmistakable?
"Can it be the influences that emanate trom 26 Broadway have murdered
Justice, have usurped functions of the
•courts, have taken control of -the police
functions, and have ordered the affairs
of the people that dlvidenda may be
assured to the favored ones of the
Standard Oil clan?
"The workers of Colorado arc mak?
lug a fight tor the right to organize,
for wages that will permit of decent
standards of living, for the right to
or-ier their own lives and to snend
their earnings for their own better
ment  iThey are fighting for the right
*
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ilglBj^aieJigit^^
Indicted under the Sherman anti-trust to fair trial for the right of protection
by the laws of state and nation, and
for government free and uniinamraeled
by organized selfish interests.
"The menace which,threatens the
mine 'workers Is the common danger
of the .whole labor movement Those
workers happen to be the chosen victims.   Others havo already experienc-
CrAAthxilflU    iu   thu    UuiUU   i»Ult«MI
•tau-Ui tho uow yuar with an unemployed army of throe million .mon—If looks
Uk# * mm ot osupftalfeini pulling iIip*p
Idle -men to work or putting Itself out
Of business.
dency was to blame the leader* of the
SooiaHsm U Inevitable! Crooked
polltlohuia and hon-cuit reformers cannot prtm-iit it* co-iuiiut- Ho long m
mum mon control tht* f-iwtorlm, land
■nd oth«r m«inii of lSf« whlt« othwii
Imlv# oOTMn-g bunt ttmlr I*'** j*o*-tir to
•soil, oapfca-iiam Is doomed. Mon will
not for«vf-r mi limit V) this -mndltion,
OuTitiU*/ C4W>   l»iii UiA it I u*i t*u, UUi
eMr attwrtjon to tt  Workingman «»p-
IKJrt   or   -toltumui   -impitaUsm   ouly
law because they helped the miners
of West Virginia to break 'the shacklea
by .which the mining comipanlea held
them helpless objects'of exploitation.
The imlne operators forced the constituted authorities of the stato to do
ihelr bidding. The miners could appeal to no one for Justlco.   Their only   	
d-efenso lay .In their ability -to enforce led tho same injustice. Many others
their rights through -their united, or- ionay be made vi<*Hms at the whim or
ganlzod power. To strip them of that .doaire bf aay employer,
defense la the .purpose of the litigation "Tn'on rrx^n ot Ameri*ns, tfo you re-
begun hy the Indictment charging that ,81116 that at any time your home, your
organization with restraint of trade.:savings, may be levlde opon If your
These tame officers of the ITndted orimnlwtilon has attained any degrpo
Min© Workers have again been lndlot-1 of success? Do you realise that you
lii one re-apoct the Patorson «trH»'6<l Ul,<ier l,1» tam* 'fltvti-trust' law be-and tho officers of your organttestlon
wa* an oxee-ption to th© general rulei«»"w tllt>" are helping U»e miner* of ;may be Imprisoned for daring to doin .industrial etrugglet, namely, that Colorado to mit*l the tyranny of -the |fend mi to promote your welfare and
defeat brlwj* dlBCouraRom-ent and do- Standanl Oil Company, which seeks to j for the exercise of normal activities
mr-nlliatlon   Thore may have been a !»vade complications with  Ute labor ito Increase the power and efficiency
li tloiwrvousne»*on<thei»artof»ome.it?'w* of.th,e 8ta.te' Thi> '}*$&*', of" of your union7 HftV* >,ou co^*^
bul ji* a whole tlio body of workersi"cors of lll° niincrs am (call It cou-jyour toutllUon with thn*t of lie unor-
wrut back to tho mW* with courage •Ptrinn* If you like) engaged In aai ganlzod so that you realise wha* will
unimpaired and with heads erect. As !«w°« *« rid Uie atate of Colorado of, be tho effoet of d«iwlvlng you of tbo
If claiming the major portion of the Jpw-erament »>>' ™lm guards In ordor .right to organise?
honors of war, tho .worker* entered ** wwrsublish olvll fovenwuen-l, gov- "Whon yo« have t*rlou-»!y eo*Ml<li^
the mills without l»me»«n« their lots- lernment hy law. fed these question* you will realise tbe
es and walling orer their past bai\l- "'Th<* federal grand jury's Indictment imperative necessity that devolves up-
Fhljw, but -swearing to renew th* com- charges Ute officer* of the miners' or- on all men and women who labor—tho
I*.,, flf <■<,<« (iff* op'vortwnUy ganlmtlon,  with f'*twhll»hln« a mon   o«ie-ilij- of »w,u-Tin« aiwt'ntUntait to
That tWs was no vain thrwt Is nrov. |°l»ly of mine labor In the  Un-'.ttd the Sherman anM-tniat law that clout*
 " ~- -"- and with ©wai*:*- ly and «p#e*ifltti.!ly prevents tlio *p-
restrain InU'raiau* ,p;it«.^ou of that law to tho voluntary
commerce. orcanliaUon of the workers—! h« unt-
„ _ "The law of the Isnd assure* to wis.
miwlon or i^mpSovmwt of wtirkw* I workers the right to organlio. AM Thst law. aa now Interpreted and
who duniBf tho pro«iwt.M fight had *h0 ^^ «»y kiKwIodge of the world applied, constitutes Ute «i»st eeriooe
aHnd as strike hmikrm or special w Industry concede that without or- menace to the labor movement Tint
rolk*. In every Inatanee thst this ■wlwttoji the wage-worteni are torrtp- law, -wtitch wm intended to bws«t
was dlseowMned. »h# wfavers »toi>oed '«" victims ^ the lodustrtal /««• human beings, to prevent or cheek
work aa one nwn. In mmo mtm a few that are steklnc their own selNnter- monopoly aad absolute control orer
hmtm was auffirlMit to entine tho r» «**• l*ra<tlcal men of business rafuto tbe products of labor and of the soil,
movnl of th* oHjwf.lonsht-p individual, ite deal with a weak union, for Ha to assure to the people the n*c*s*kle«
while tn otlwr* a day or m ot steppage jstreemeo** «o»ld have neither sdv-in- of Bfe at reasonable price*, hae prov
1. W, W. for the unsuccessful struggle #d by the fact that since tha ending (State* and Canada
f^r wi night-hour 4*\i\   ttut ib» inov-e-1 of «!he gotieml utrlfce tliwre lu».v» bmtx i«nS « con«^.racj w
of .:he gotieml
trnvm   or   elifht   smaller   utruggk*.
Tbeee were oattsed as a rule by the
' ,.>r an viKhi-liour day.   Ilul ib» mov«-
ment had  begun before they came
upon the ecene. and they were neither
r«*Hiionslbte tor Ha initiation nor to
; blame tor It* failure.
|    Tht»  league conducted  Its  prap»<
gaflda by means of lesflets spread
I Urea Icaat amon« the allk worker*. Th*
[ local BoftklM <peper lent its column*
to thorn agitating the movement
i    Finally tn order to com»Mr*t» oner-
1 irtee and-ptw-^nf confusion the Klght-,   --    — ■—.       - — —.*,— ,. , .  . ,.       .--_-.      .   -      ...-^.    •        -.
HcM»r U-4«i<s waa rn**** with thei »»s w^ulrod to oonvlnw tho employ- !»•«• ««^!^ti_ittL"_* ^,t#r ,^f ^_'?^^ *B ^*b!,^An,r ^niro,_ w
MEATS
If you trade at the
CASH MEAT MARKET
Fresh Alberta Killed Range Meats
i\
Give us a trial and be convinced
M. K. DAVIDSON   proprietor
Turner Block, Wood St.
B>
A. C. LIPHARDT
JEWELLER ANO OPTICIAN
FE*   IE
BC.
The   Misses  Allen
Dressmakers   and   Costumiers \
Ball Dresses s> Speciality
COLEMAM
AX*oERjr.A.
Grand Union Hotel
COLEMAN, Alta.
Best of Accommodation
We cater to the workingman** trade
G. A. CLAlh .-.,• Proprietor
HH5S
Joail *^«i» of the Industrial Workers
of the World.
Tho awd whteh bad \***m w»wn h^-
*an to bw fruft. It wa* not loos be
f«>rw l*rs» martin** m*r*. lM>it»a tmiti ott
whlrh tho #pi*»lt*rs and orstora ren
lawini owu»lsed labor. It must itive
•ubataao* -to thst conviction.
"Organised labor must live to (dve
tone*, etenwter snd purpose to tite
tiwis aad dcaactJU for JatUc**, right*,
frt *hat tto workffra wew in earnest i*<x-r*« ikoy reeognlse and deal wltii ntgutaUon over Uie trust* and mono*.
Ilot in everv -mm it .was tho worker* •*">!*« union*, and adjust their bwA* oUe*.   In • spirit of Ironle ilee these
who wim*- out vMorlmia '■*WI*" to oonforwi to ths new sMuMtoa. '**■>» mfn*opoll*^i «ni»f§ and ecrport-       _           „
In nine or ten mills the wanes «f fit tottow^ then, thst control of all the tloo*. unharawd by Ui« law whteh was !*nd a better life to the talier*.'
*hm workem tn*rn ii*wrw*»«i, that of ■•'orsefs In a tmk> increasea th* sue*- to have ri*mlM*<l them, now turn this     -Tha ,-amton *>*nmtvhmrm «m nrmnl
.      _. , ,   -   , ,„...... ..... „„..   .,.. .th*wmwwabmitt*n4>*ree«ttnen* **%*"* the effkHeney of the owanl. tew sea/n* the human heiaf* who \m J^Tto «sheil»«4r <owaf vi«ws
tbmnth Ijpiontaoe,   It I* torjm and iPf4 tmr tJllkt ttpmi tht> ^ynn^g^ j m'll iwentHlve per een*.   A tain fs "*ton te wcurtn« batter terms far » wees to hnvo been protected. Uww biHto pertatd* »I^friends ot
m** to oarry th« mosstiKe of »«Klallsm ■ Ut ^ wt,rkw» of an 44iriit4»«ur «l*v j ttlm* u> bt, w-«-«n1*4 In «*# ■»•<•-»* of woater uumbar of  workers, and in'   "le thf «»n«4«r»fe of tb* American t.ii. '^.a fcumin ju«k* to comwiuni.
ia ihim.   So toJMi m worWastuttU oan . tnd u|wn rt«»nun«la«i«iMi of the toto* I worklr« hourt.   The ten-hour system |«""» iw'*«t tho fair employer from oeoole «o 4wd. (s Uieir sense of Just- L,i# at on«» with their iwinecttve Bon-
mxtt, mr moromeot 1* bwmd to ml in I )fM)lll ,VVll(.„,    thin »«!t.;i.t.lon tri-nw ln I Is nr.w iih«» rul<», nklmiiirli Hi#rr» n*r<» »w, .competlUon, nvfth prodn-wr* who eare ko m itomwL tl»t thity will tolwati*lmlt„mmnA itBiirxjinnutltiia la Cabsmm.
tn-Mtpk.   iio mm. my vomnf*. •M\mmgth &vHnK sotmahot and  in-}«r **vm mills of fair else when; th* :■* how they artmi their enplorms so that horse*, wheat, hsv tutar. horn, I^am »i* H?wU wM vXi. 1-hZtKSZ
mrrv i.^«m^^ iott^9*t*i,*mim'r**%l hm*i .,..*   ....        ...... .,   X-,   *        * .......   »^» i- «.*... *..  ■•-<•'.',:.!.'.. JLJl I, A.^*.Z *VM ...^^..^ '*..*.., -9..-U --,. q^ jrtMMm at Amiriai toflers
»,»«.  inn* -«iwin» u» nm akiciaii*; itter ( ^inn* rwwl'* »* <* r**-m>.* nt n      ' i tm ot «»ifwn*s*.h snd n«!t^rt<v omtmi'   "The rttht to V»rr»nt*» ts a «**m. * Hv wtth hmimit h**ot** *^. Ayy.™™.^".^"^^IwvTZT
•   -■ . ■•>■*-'   A'ji A'. .*"*?■' t*'.    AlMx    »n-ukrur»v **■*#* ui »»uuk»f «ro*»ng. tne nanm w*»*w» w sw*« tftat thwy ,«•*«« *U-»'vtt. uw«*» ««»m** «««lk »■   '"tho tm%f now in control of l****1^ ^dJh-fnn ntid In nrw1n«"*tW-K d«mant!a
"         unnikiw j.rt-wraildt« to iu*i»t iiiwn *J»« M*t to ommiim tttmlvdt and tloo h*s twice pl*d«*d .itsetr to «mm«j2m  their•  imraMBtatl^s  in  Con"
fh-n ti'o*hmr dsy tn s?*l tho »«IN nf :the ritht to ■»«• thai nrrtrit-rt pewr l***Ma(tnn «mnMnf te ln/ntm tfc# trt-^IM 'ZZ. •»*»—-«»•« -™  •*»  -^w
tlw d»r. "» l,ir£*r **• .totwssw t* ik* smrk- to free etwnnliwtlon snd ot all **1!vltr iTZA nttlu. tm mmm.    v.tM „tat9mtm
H Is evident from iho t.hn\t* tha? the'.«* .Thia Implied ri*Ht most fce sa- In fartheron** of en»nlsstlon not ini    ^'^,]?JJTx,* ^IZxXrxl
tnd ft ill*** -HtrlU was bv v, m«>tn« *  *ur«l.    If I?  t» »ll»tn~i  llmt «rts  in limit mUwtul,   Twlv* >h%* wrt* Mt °' OfKaw^PO JalKM1 la III jsopardy.   Tb*
*^.^«.*v*..«.» v,.u*.u.». vt immm ■**•» mmtm m vrm&twtm i-aeipatim w-tum O'ti"**1;.1^ ^tt'*"^..^.^*"**£!i**.??. .*??_
"Ami no very hrH-
paused.    Then:
mat, elH>«r«"
JNxtr feUow!   HI* Mil* vantobed;
but qulcklr rsoovertaw UteMir, ko
lautlwd. nnd «*5d.
"A*, ewfothmrt. hot kttow hllndr
Rahlttf her limpM tonm to hte, she
"Ym, dear, hot not stone Mind!"
S9S
Hv^aMsm "ifl "lnVv^wW-"Sii"t 'th» time' JHT^
ot its lnangttt»«lon depend* entirely | ^^^ Wh»»
„>.... ,14-ti *m*4*n*.   tm *mu 'hJUf-si -ur
delay It Apprnd to ResMon.
»tfo*ma,
»a« ai-.!«<i  i»>   na^
The  hw»d  *Uk <
weavers of thip l*ohenjr mill «J«lanNl:
« strlk*.    Th-«w» worker* had  -been '
tim-in'-it^l hv >!-•!  iv#t«> at thnt Un**
Age 8ars You Prnm
Opportunity
■ft**d   l»l*M*
MOWS TMI»f
**-.*>*• **s.-.j.
«Jw I   W
Wo off. r «n« ilandrsd Itollars U«
ward for any casa -of Catarrh that
cannot bt* tured by Hall's Catarrh
fJnre.
r r rttKsnr » m.. Tnt'-itn n
*..*mi      ■*,. tmiffm*,.      tMMUU     *>•
VV, Atr-,n! ttitnt* moBlh.» pr«*
v^ir*i*ly tb**?' had -i'f-jfk, b*»d fallej to
»1n «h"!r fioTnard*. ani h:nf rotwnt-fd
*1    1tt*rt.    ttt't'f   1     tt'TV    'f\l-f   9'TtltCtil*
. .    ,„i    v*..«»     *v>»>.*•,    **    ,,,9
Hnt th* Uf,tr-u9,ii  ,
w'tvrk*!n« nrtcdi^'on*
bio,   Thos*>.» «■ % * »-m.
'   l"A..f      'S'.'Jr'.V. '
0,f
**:*'**,Tt &?.* I
■firm **;,l uii..*ml**4r»*
***•!»'*!»• i .*«'» in a I!
Wi-. ti..- u, iitiuiui.i'H,Jm\t: known V. i AA'X '.'•."''"#■*.•-. '      .   ...   ..•
J,CTitnoy tor thi Fa»t tl r—n. and fa*-   |»tn*d the I*biea«» I   U   tv
ilfif*   litm    itt-rtfi-ltv    hir'">r»Mi'    In    #tl I i-'-i -n--* n  t?.,.,-,,,-I ».»<1 ,.
t.UDtnro   tr»n»«e*!lon«   anil   llns«rt»»lir i     T***, t-i.nt.v.A t** *%,.,    v  ••
k* Ma Htm. I totlTAnom  *)«'<•»  WM  N;>'|.
(**H'w-»*l in srate ofi*f*or«. e-r-r «h»* »ho .eommlHoti iu -oa4onvors to ott***. or- ptatfcfm'eontstiUnc that piedR*^ The
ti'tiv.-i* %r.ti trymytf-titl hf-mf-y,*.  \v\-m tt^.lCJk^on or to swore the benefits of candidate1* who mfreotrd \*\acft uj»n
wis von mix no* hw Vm> i" f •-* orrjnlm'.on. let those acts be dmlt the IVmorratle Ui-fcet did not repndl-
wttm f*«'"m^t»*1<f*d. bit* ««IM n *« -» -t-%*- *H!» tir,<1*~r tin* prrwess of law. Rot In ate tfc*«. f'*i1ei-v
**.*-* «'!•.-.(» tbt* *frilcA tfeo tr*,t\h>.r. fit, '               ------               ....
t!"!on** l»,iv» bf*«*n !miifi»*-»»'l tn **» «•«»-,
I.
I'M*.
^»S»4<*
iv.ij.-jii h" auuctntv
<i.'
sin! <{■*•• ' **•*» (a the »<li«i»o ef t»lrhor •» -*•-'
toy Ms tlria,'
\*.r* n, Ahi- tith*. sftihsmzh
■ ht* *■*-•
~Tnt**«t,7 0 |
If alt's C*i»rrn C»r«t t» la-km tntfn: »llr.
%*ftt*tt **r<N>*i<ir sprn itx* t* ruA mm* <mm*
emn ,9ftmr*m «f |h« »r*l»;.v   1««iim*-
nlitt-* .■•nf rrrt*     prt+m T» fr-nt* pmr tm$9
rto.   e«M t«T stl f»rwirw!f»».
T»k* trsHrs vnanr nn* f«r
of tho-f'sht-hoerdji* •»»* i>» t irr-*-****
stir.iift.isl.
TI«o tn*".ho4 Wl I'MrhHf* f*»*-«a>s**4
fa*r.!,-» -jT'irf*?*-, Tl1* «r'.»»*fc«-* r-t-nitt-
ul u ;', r**»t' aUhU. * **.wt-' '..i, - *  ' v ... <l *
for a tn% days Mi acnte r*t*mA to
freedom of the woriwiu  The freodom
of the worker* Is ne*r««**ry tor the
-« «™ «« .«,»«- ttwlom of nil the pmtio, the perpat-
At tu tfio omlivn »*tlon of onr Repnblle lta#lf,
*h** fttme ot frco hlwr. in the ns'me of nndor tho T*»fi roctato. tbo pro*«nt'*<!-:   "I**""11^ *he esrty enactment of the
fr«'« sov»rnm«nt aad free society, let mtul*iwk>n In* >*nmitted. nn'of ihwI^/tJettdte-ron trills. 8. 92" and II. R.
**i.-Vra»>b» oaff't** a'nd thst *»t>o tmrm, tho rtrht to onrac'ie never for on» tn- provWofs* of tho fihorirain aMMrn*t '"**3-   '" ■" ^»*^<* 'he Hhortnsn ami
■■ss-   '«■»*•! ni  *iihl.i.-'.t-l,    1 uii it,*. '.i.\\t '■ tn«-i. * ,,k',nvi*i  nio-n h«»i*)*iins
rfsht is the foundation upon whleh all their Mtow-i-torfcon* to seeuro Mnher
».*>.«.   ■'*<    ».((»'.l.-.'* trfttrt-/     ',    ,■*■     ••    . .*   «.) ,       i ,...  «.■.',..
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*■*'** wdnfifimb'wMfrfM-h r»l•».-.! P-«rvort**1 »m interpret«d to prevert pension f.»r toil snd freedom to w-l    ttmm,.u. ^ ...iv.^ „„ .„ .,m ,_ (
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PAGE THEEE
Local Union Directory, Dist. 18,U.MLW.A
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GLADSTONE LOCAL!.
-   - No. 2314    _  }
Mdet first and third? Fridays,
Miners' Halt', Pernie; second and
fourth Fridays, Club Hall, Coal
Creek.   Sick Benefit attached.
T. Uphill, Sec.
Fernie, B. C.
'hosmer LOCAL
No: 2497
Meet every Tuesday evening In
the Athletic Hall at 7.30.    Sick
Benefit Society ln connection.
W. Balderstone, Sec
Box (3, Hosmer. B. C.
MICHEL LOCAL
No. 2334
Meet every Sunday afternoon
at 2 o'clock in Crahan's Hall.
Sick Benefit Society attached.
H. Elmer, Seo.
PARK LOCAL
No. 1387
Meet every Sunday. Sick and
Accident Benefit Society attached,
Michael Warren, Sec.
Canmore, Alta.
HILLCRE&T LOCAL
No. 1058
Meet second and fourth Sunday
In month. Sick and Benefit Society attached. *
J. Gorton, Sec.
CARBONDALE LOCAL
No. 2227
Meet every alternate Sunday at
2.30 p.m. In the Opera House,
'Coleman.
J. Mitchell, Sec.
Box 106. Coleman. .
BANKHEAD LOCAL
No. 29
Meet every Tuesday evening- at
1 o'clock In the Bankhead Hall.
Sick and Accident Benefit Fund
attached.'
Frank Wheatley, Fin. Sec.
Bankhead, Alta.
COALHUR8T LOCAL
No. 1189
Meet every Sunday afternoon
la Miners' Hall, 2.30.
Frank Barrlngham, Sec.
Box 112. Coalhurst P. O.
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LOCAL No. 3026
Max Hutter, Secretary.
Georgetown, Canmore, Alta
COLEMAN LOCAL
No. 2683
Meet every alternate Sunday at
2.30 p.m. In the Opera House,
Coleman.   *
J. Johnstone, Sec.
PASSBURG LOCAL
No. 2352
Meet every second and fourth
Sunday of each month at 2 p.m.
in Slovak Hall. Sjck Benefit Society attached.
Thos. G. Harries, Sec.
Passburg, Alta,
«,     BURMI3 LOCAL
No. 949 •'*■■
Meet every second and fourth
Sunday of each month at 10 a.m.
In School House, Burmis. No Sick
Society.
Thos. G. Harries, Sec
Passburg, Alta.
MAPLE LEAF LOCAL
No. 2829
Meet every first and third Sunday of each month at 10 turn, ln
Union Hall, Mnple Leaf. No Sick
Society.
Thos. G. Harriet, Sec.
Passburg, Alta.
LETHBRIDGE LOCAL
No. 431
Meet every Wednesday evening
ats 7.30 In Miners' Hall, 12th Avenue North.
L. Moore, Sec-Treas.
9t^t^*t^99^^4^^^^^^9^^^t^^t^^^^^^^^9^
BELLEVUE LOCAL
No. 431
Meet every Sunday at 2.30 p.m.
In the Socialist Hall.
James Burke, Sec
Box 36, Bellevue, Alta.
BEAVER CRE^irOCAL
No. 481
Meet every Sunday, at 3 o'clock
p.m.
John Loughran, Sec.
CORBIN LOCAL
No. 2877
Meet every second Sunday at 2
'o'clock in the Club Hall. Sick
Benefit Society attached.
John Jones, Sec.
Corbin, B. C
I,
We Handie All the Good
Things You See Advertised in
the Big Magazines.
,-t.^C'- r .T.-.-I*.
THIS store is headquarters.   You
will always find here everything
you would expect to find in a
similar store—and many things more.
Wc epeciaiize on articles df genuine merit   Articles
"we have tested and tried ourselves and we can recommend and indorse. ,
You >vill find here all ofthe good—the best—the pick—
of the standard household articles advertised in magazines.
Weaddourown guarantee to that of the manufacturer's.
W# can yow.wpsefal attention to tht O-Cedar Pollih Moo,
the |MM hwa M.ehanst and batter hooMtaplac wt know of.
With it you can dust, clean end polUh s hardwood floor with*
Mt Mttfatt down on your headland Enact. You can dun the topi
ef doon, tiie moUlw, tbt topi of high furniture withoutjunding
on dolt*. You cam dust saddest! the Hair itepe sad beutaen in
half thatiaaeltuaually take*.
Yoa cm dart under the bed, and under heavy furniture without
moving it. md to on throughout the hoots—wherever there It durt>
tag to do. You out do It quicker, easier and better with the
tfCsdsr With Mop*
Unlike other dusting mops the O-Cedir Poll* Mop can be
waihed when toiled, and than renewed bv adding • few drope of
OCsdtf Poll*.
Ws an so confident that you will he delighted with the
O-Ccdu ftotbh Mop that we will deliver one to your home on two
days' trial. If it it not ailiftctory In every respect we do not es*
■set you to keep it, and will instantly return your v. « . The
ptfce of tht O-Cedar Pollih Moji, complete, ii f 1. JO.   Let us tend
J. B. QUAIL,       Fernie, B.C
The Invisible Government
By Paul J. Paulsen and James.Lord
After spending the week in -the' copper 'Country ami -pretty 'thoroughly
'Covering the strike-bound disen-oi -ve
leel 'that a few lines to the meoiibeir-
•siMip wouud aot 'be amiss, as une i-ac-us
as they exist are of u-tarrost imp-oic-
attce to tihe labor movement ol this
country.
We will have to leave here toanor-
toiw on aooo-unt of the executive board
■meeting ia Illinois and National Boatrd
meeting at Indianapolis. Charles Edward Russell and Seymour Stedtoan
will probably go out tonight or early
in ithe unoming for Chicago, Victor
L. Berger (who made Milwaukee famous) and Claude O. Taylor, president
of the MidMgui) Federation of Labor,
left last might (Berger, Russell 'and
Stediman were 'sent here to investigate tbo strike situation by tihe national executive committee of tho Socialist-party.) James Roach, of tib-e A.
F, ot L„ amid Dan Kelly, of the Typographical Union, will leave at the end
of tihe week.
If tihe visit of the governor and s-ub-
sequ-eaut iln-qulry have been made and
■held in goiod faith, then notihing hut
good could result from lt and .we
would 'be iwdil'Mng to rest our case before the American public on the actual verbatim -record of the evidence
BUbandttod.
But this does not seem to have been
tbo case. The governor is either
flipdnelesis or else he eitheT will not or
does not deal fairly with organized
Jabor. Numerous witnesses have been
examined, tihe facts fully apt forth
■and the views of those "maniiourai
p-ataiots" who believe in "proper, unions" or "unions in tihe abstract"sheen
heard. ' ' '7-.-
•Governor Ferris lefit, the copper
country -tihis' morning after giving on
exceedingly weak statement relative
to the ending of the strike, motwi-tb-
©tanddng tlie fact that he very em-
ptoatilcally stated to Moyer and other
representatives of organized laDor *ber
-tore coming here that he was going
to try to get the two warring elements
together, or at least would let the
public know the truth and place the
responsibility where it properly belonged,
Tbe statement he is credited with
Issuing this morning is to the effect
.that he "challenges anyone to say
that he ever said tbat he could eno
the strike; that he Is not a God, and
that the thing could probably be settled if left to the miners and operators directly affected."
As soon ae President Moyer mas
made acquainted1 with tihis he immediately wired the governor wtoile en
.route for Lansing, asking him to recommend that a conference be held
between- tbe men actually on- strike
and tbe mine owners here, and the
, Governor wired back "that he believed that if all outsiders were eldmiinpiv
ed< ithe controversy could be settled"
(this telegram was sent to President
Moyer forty-nine cents collect).
tn tthnrt. the little hit, -nf ft.ra.vi
disiplayed -hy Governor Ferris at,Lansing while Interviewing the representatives of "bonny-handed toil" nya*. effectually extinguished before be bad
been long in iho presence of those
.who own the upper peninsula, top,
bottom and side, and who by "divine
right" of private ownership own so
.nuuth of .H-fchi-san, are enabled to
(throw considerable weight on the po-
li-ucal aimo-liphere. \
It looks like another case of "in-.
viisdue government" being botlh seen!
and caught, j
The i.ocal miners here established
beyonid tbe sbadow of a douibt i'hat
the strilce was called ax the unanimous behest of the miners actually
working in the copper country; tbat
tliey are -trying to increase tiheir earnings so as to be able to cope with one
high, cost ot living, and most of all,
to establish the right to belong to an
organization that will protect their
rights as an American citizen, so that
they nnay epjoy the right of free
speech and free assem-bly. the r -
ja deail where they please and see that
•State teiws are lived up to and enforced -so that working conditions in
the -mines may be such as to promote
•heaJith and safety for life aj<i cimb.
There are 18,000 men Jivolved, a
majo-rity of them with large families.
The -mines have been closed all over
the copper range since the 23rd day of
July with the exception o-f one ot -,h -
large Caiumet -mines, which was in
srach a condition that it-coi'Jd' v- "f*
s-ibly stand an extended period of Idleness; here they gaithered &j. -n- •
'tyets," b-qss-es, captains, etc., at the
beginnings the strike from the sur-
rounding mines controlled by this
.cotapany.
Im addition to this they have im-
iported strlkfe breakers so as 'o -s-v. 1.
.the total' numiber of men working to
the numiber of about three thousand.
:These imported men are not p-co*
"dividend'' payers on account of lack
of experience and physical inability.
We are addressing all the mieetin.es
we can and everywhere find overflow
meetings and ,the greatest enthusiasm.    The strikers and their wives
goods are -bought in Chicago in carload lots by a man who is absolutely
i«a-at>.o adid thoroughly understands
this business, so che cost ot tee-oung
the strikers is reduced to a minimum.
it lawts approximately -fsy.uu-j per
niomth to carry this on. This does
not include the cost of clothing, wh,i®h
is just beginning to be a serious problem, especially as applied co tue
s-ma.fer ohlluTen. Children cannot be
sent to school in tliis olimate without
being properly clothed.
The \V. P. of M. is unable to carry
this burden alone, and this, battle Is
-oLe batue of the organized workers
of America. The situation looks ex-
c-tieiuia.itiiy hopetul; <ln tact, nothing in
ithe world can heat this strike but actual starvation or freezing. There
never was a fight .waged for a worthier cause, nor was there ever.mOre
determination, solidarity or unassuming bravery shown anywhere on this
earth than is dally oeing shown by
our comrades here in the copper country, and ,the mothers whose babies
died on Christmas eve—babies who
d'f-d with thoir Christmas stockings
in their little hands*—these mothera
are just as determined today on "no
surrender" as ever was Lincoln, or
Washington.
Today another phase of the fight
manifested Itself. The children at Ah-
meek, a neighboring camu, are unable
to go to school because of lack of
heavy underwear. That is absolutely
necessary in this climate. The law
.provides a $10.00 fine against parents
who do not send their children to
school. A special attempt must be
made at once to secure suitable under-
clothing for these children, as a succession of these lawsuits would be
disastrous.
Atter visiting the adjoining camps
President Moyer will be compelled to
JOHN   WHITE ON   CO-OPERATION
Must Organize Distributive  End—Organized  Labor a  Nation's
Greatness
Why Shouldn't
You Feel Good?
and children arie as determined to win I set' out of this climate at once.   He
as they were the first  day of the|!» taking long chances on his health
strike, nearly six months ago.
This is a oo-m-nwinitv with One Industry* the copper Industry; a community with two distinct classes:
those iwho work in the mines and
those who live off those who work in
the mines, and when the copper miners struck those who live off the earnings of tbe copper miners felt aggrieved; their incomes were seriously
interfered with; hence the Citizens^
Alliance.
These exhibitions from- the -butcher,
the baker, etc., of "biting the hand
that Seeds you" just added one m^-re
itok to the chain, of compulsory education the oowper miners ire undergoing, and they quietly, Intelligently,
started stores of their own in the localities where they are -most needed,
and they are doing great work with
them, while the long-established en-
tenprises of .their "flair weather"
friends are at this present time
©aught in the throes oif ah "automatic
lookout," a lookout that will continue
*Vmg after this strike is- over, lust as
the remembrance of those who .wore
,«it^zeimLAlliance^uWoa-'!MSi!-«on».
tfiiiue.
•These stores are established' at
Houghton, A Hancock, Cali>«m*et a.™4
South Range; strike benefits are issued In the form of cOWpon books and
are good oti.iv at -these stores. There
are no middle men's atoms.    The
by coming back here, considering the
weakened condition which he is in,
yet did the right thing, in our opinion*.
in coming back as soon as he was able
to get on his feet, in view of the
threats that the murderous Citizens'
Alliance have made.
This is a brief review of conditions
as they actually exist, here now. This
strike can -be won; If it should be lost
■Ms will be to tbe everlasting shame of
organized labor. No man or woman
who really understands the situation
can have an easy conscience if they
have not done what they could to alleviate the <privation and suffering of
their fellow creatures here in the
peninsula who are simply asking the
right to live as God intended men and
women should live.
Send all contributions to the secretary-treasurer of the W. P. of M.,
Ernest iMiUa, 605 It R. Bldg., Denver,
OoW.
Hancock, Mich., Jan. 10,
At a rece-itf mass me«ung held in
Indianapo.ls in the inicrest of a union
co-operative store movement. President White said:
"I have always oeen a iriend of cooperation. If the workers are alive
to the conditions today they must or
.ganize their distributive end as weld
as the .productive. No more striking
example has ever been staged of the
need of such a movement than what
has just been happening here in Indiana-polls during the last few weeks.
"Still organized labor goes on training' its members cut of individualism
■making them better artisans and better citizens. Organized labor today
stands as one of the great things of
our nation's greatness. Take away
leeitimaite trade unions and we have
chaos.
"Labor has come io the time that
-tjhey inmst, to protect themselves
agaimst the high cost to live, organize
their .purchasing power, and I want
to -lend my full endorsement to the
co-operative idea. The deplorable conditions he-re In our oity certainly .warrant the launching of such a plan,
Do not be discouraged; look down
through time to the small beginning
in England of the few weavers that
gaithered together to the great retail
and . wholesale establishments thai*
they have bullded. The great movement in Europe Is a permanent ineti
tuition, beyond us in the conceiving of
■their magnitude. Co-operation with
us among the miners throughout ih^
United States has been very succees-
ftil,
"The co-operative society of northern Italy controls 900 banks and shows
a loss of 16-100 per cent. It shows industrial democracy in actual operation. They have carried out with the
Italian government a forty-milllon-dol-
kr contract for public work. If these
humble workingmen can organize and
tackle a forty-mlUion-dollar contract
from the Italian government don't you
think you can operate a co-operative
Btore here in Indianapolis?
"In. Denmark there are eighty thousand banks with one million members.
Co-operation has -been -tried successfully „ in Germany, Austria, Nonway
and Sweden. Italy has well developed
co-operative enterprises. I allow no
'one to question my love of oounfrvi
but there has grown up in our midst
a form of industrial slavery nowhere
paralleled in the world. A foreigner
Is brought here thinking he will have
freedom, but Is deceived. The co-operative idea Is the one preat weapon
that will disarm the vicious enemy."—
U.iM. W. of A Jomroal.
Too many of us OVERLOOK health
happiness in this world.
We grow careless about the>MINOR
ills of life and rarely experience the
JOV of lSvi«2-
The»average man or woman cannot
conscientiously say that he or she
feels FIT and WELL every day In
the year. Modern methods of living
against good health—and render
us peculiarly susceptible to Indigestion, Dyspepsia, and Biliousness.
>' Our stomachs are always bothering:
us. We grow accustomed to feeling
wretched—but not sufficiently wretched to bother the doctor.
But there IS a cure for this wretched feeling. Take 15 drops of Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup. This
great English remedy brings QUICK
relief  to  the disordered  stomach.
It restores the digestive organs to
normal action and keeps them ln .i
healthy condition. It ls almost purely
herbal—Nature's own remedy for sick
stomachs.
Get Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup.
Take It regularly—then note the improvement in your health.
Price  $1.00.      Trial   size.   50c.
For Sale by
Mclean drug and book co.
FERNIE, B. C.
A Paris Chemist has Discovered
how to Grow Hair
The* Socialist ideal—a nation free
from poverty.
quickly t'jarm c*i»M.
the
In Paris the ladies have entirely
abandoned -wearing rats, which w
due entirely to this new discovery.
It has been proven that Henna
leaves contain "the ingredients that
will positively grow hair. Thai they
contain this long-looked-for article Is
(proven every day.
The French are now placing aa
the market: a .preparation containing
the extract from Henna leave* which*
is having a phenomenal sale.
This preparation ts called SALVIA
and is Ibeing sold with a guarantee
to cure dandruff and to grow hair tn
abundance. Being daintily perfunmed,
SALVIA makes a most pleasant dressing, and is sold by your druggist   A
 | large, generous bottie can he purchase
cures cc'-ij, »m he«i« «d tor 60 cents at Bleasdell's Drag
Smiloh
3 eenu Store.
There is only one way to win a
strike that will stay won—with your
vote.
Winter will not be dreadel when
Socialism comes, for there will be no
unemployed then.
Strike Breaker"
Is Murdered
By Amandn Pelizzari |
TRINIDAD, Colo., Jaa. St.—Fn-m an !
affidavit tlmt we have just secure-'
we have come to the light of one of
the most dark and abominable nwir-
ders that was ever committed inside
of a coal mine.
We are (positively informed that on
the 23rd of last month, a young man
«who arrived here on the 17th, rn'ontt
with a big shipment of strike breakers from Pittsburgh, Pa„ was found
dead in No. 1 mine at H«*.in«i, kill**''
by some unknown person with a bullet through his heart
Thin man was employed tm a driver
In the mine and worked only a few
davs before he was shot.
Pour men dres*ed In khaki uniform* were tent tn the mine to take
tho dead man out, and nfter this was
accomoliibed no one could find out
what thoy did with htm.
Tbo .party to this affidavit fmnlhc-r
ttate* that when he ventured to ufc
what became of the dead nan he waa
told that there bad been no one «hot
In tha mine and that be toad better
attend to his own affairs. Just think
of auch a bold. Infamous lie notwithstanding tbe fact that the man tbtt I
a  state  of. serfdom   in  the   mines
against their wishes.
If the law of the State would he
•lived up to we cou-'d win this fipht ln
a short while without shedding any
more blood. But the*law Is abused by
the very men that should uphold It,
and while wo (are cruelly handled, men
working in the mines against their
will are punished und shot to death.
Th's wo f-arnot foruet. It !# eotni
too far. "Worklnemen, wake up."—-U.
M. W. of A. Journal.
A CHURCHMAN'S VIEW
v*r*n pvnloited for ywrs, our own follow workers, our brothers in toll and
«orrow. transmuted Into possible 'e*?Pl
murderers. Cains. And for the interest of tho capitalist, today, in Colorado, the labor agitators, the strikers,
*hom ifciat refuse to work (as poBslbly
in the caso -with Oils youn« man from R«v- ,L<J",» J\ Kopald, of Philadelphia
Pennsylvania who was shot in the Socialism is constantly obtaining
mine In HasiWnw) aro Imprisoned, -.«•* converts. Either consciously or
threatened, tortured, deported, injured jmuoneclot-uiy every working man is
and killed becoming a believer In that doctrine.
Som. If-' me aopeal to the human '">« Socialist Is awakening today to a
sense of the peotHe of this went coun- ,"**' illuminating fact.
tw. We nre fighting for our uudenla-1 , Wo has come to the same conclusion
We rl*ht to organ!*©. Thle right wn* tb8lt <*ambetta proclaimed In tho last
nwer respected bv the operators ond «?ntury, ti.«t t.iroughout the ages tho
when they would Arid out that a miner; church hoa been. In effect, the^enemy
toad Joined otir union they would tell <" th« working man; that It has en
The Working Men s Club
Now Open Under New Management
Four First Class
Pool & Billiard
'^-^ Tables =-^
REFRESHMENT   BUFFET  ATTACHED
No fee charged to use Club, which la open to all.
B. Rawson
$
Manager
Wm to cense immedieitely hie connec
tton with It or leave the camp.
We are atkinc for on increase in
wai*. This rlitht will be reoo-fnixefl
by any uii.iwjudlccd man who Invoati-
(tntea the -ram torn of the miners.
couraired n passive suffering of ih
Ilia of industrial inequality without
complaint or fight; that it has always
held out a promlMe of the future righting of the wrongo of the working man
in this world or the next, and haa thus
We aw asking for tmorov-emente of •»■?* W*m down, quiet and Inactive
the working conditiona. The many ex- OMoteter and pile* havo urged him
plbskms (bat took place in thma mines on *° w©rk, wait, win. And ho haa
and the went one of New CaeUe, (a worked for ages; and he baa watted
proof enouph for our contention.        iI°r <«nturlea-hut he has not won. Yet
We aro asking for a few more miner *»» *• profited by tho gradual uplift-
naU-Mi th* au*«U<m «»« an ovular >irM-' n-i»*i>««^rv h«««-t«>« u-ii'rh. wh«n\ w*il l«*r of the veil of mwilovnl itrnomnw
" ' anelvaed. will prove benefWal and ,™<t W»w» accentunce of church con-
Just for both aid-si !tro1, through anathema and oxcom-
Ail thovf right* wfn! denied to ui1"""1"*"**-   8£"m"*' an'' I*»»»P^y
by the <nwm«Mra: they ev,en «ftt««d »"»»« come to bla neeue, and he haa
to n««t u».  Thut wo were compelled »»ddenly awakened to the realization
to com* out on strike.
Wnce tv» have been on strike tbe
o-mmr-rtrn hnvo rwwri-rd to the imoat
dM«t*«y)lv rnHh*d* In order to defeat
m, the authorities have rlrvt*<f *}*>*■*•
ovo*. tho taw hia be«»n conflwm'lv vin.
!»t«l. <!}'•» m'MMit wes i>l»r*i>*i In iho
that promtaee are not bread
He lm* realized thai on outu« of
meat in thia world la mor« practlcaHy
valuablo for bis children than pound*
of rellglouB exhortation* on the text
And thus the Socialist has gathers'
into Wa fold the working man,   A new j
WHM iow, dolnt a miU*«<lM ttM^ioo !1,fo-fi'.J", ,bw» formu'jitod,   wbl«b
r^fctw you »re bui infJew't >orf»t itai
ROYAL CROWN
SOAP
Is Economical and Efficient
Tho valuable emipona nro vahmblo for valuable
pniiiitiiiiM
The Royal Crown Soaps, Limited
Cal&rr Alb#rf»
neaa and eaw the dead man aoon after
he waa »bot and atilt warn.
Ttt'e murdered man la one of the
many deceived bv the apurloua talee
of the tabor attent Into coming to work
i in tho "acab" mlnea of Co'orado,   He
waa told, like the mat, tbat tiiert waa
no atrlke and tbat tbe work waa *s>*«y,
aafe and lucrative.   He waa nattered
Into coming to theee Infernal camo*.
where Satan relene etrore-aw-f. bv the
f»t«»n too* ot the unacnipuloum and
mlachievoua aeent of tbe coal rom-
t«inr.   He thonirht, like many otti^ra,
lhat he waa -ttom'oe iiMo »*<■*» "oiw*.
l««l land." (for the labor hirelln* can
lie to tMa extent), but the mr**m ot
irO'A thit ho wn* ma*'*** to dwum «f
j before h* f»*t h*m. *a ueusW-r u th«
'mw. wna chantivl two a wrmm tn
| blood. Ma own blood, from bla own
|v»ir«. alauthtewHl on the blab a'i#r
, of plutocracy, the oli»uri>t«>r bou«* t*i
the coal betwa. le a •Hh*r»v miw»
Wo nra dallv Informed of the an*-
rifleta or human Hfe. hundreda
I W1i«| In the trnrwt* of a few
xt.% man-ya u« imt a a#n«e
»r>d eweit that amnetblng
ttm» io Br***** tb*» tww*iw#
Uon of btMMM life, ret I feel tbat Uwre i '*"*• '"•"" * *n'4 -nf *** otxteentb crmory j orfaoitaUon and *»i.m.tuiKJii of »*•<-».
la nothing wot*  infi>wo««  -th-ttt  #« to «♦'*♦ <»i* wwintrv? It abould be clearly umh ratood (Stat
HIGH CLASS
Ladies' and Gent's
=TAILORS=
to the mil comnsnv. utrlk* hwnl»«ra
h»»'<» iH'i'tt Invmrtrd fnwn «v<»rvwh**p8
opAof' Mw uromlMiH wnd tr-"l*nr*re'
elation*, many men are T***a'n<H to
work In th*» mlmr>* arflttm* tWr n.>ot.
tnamttta: men oro rmilmwl and VtFed
In tb» nili"t»» b«««»«iii(»e of tbflr tn«»»>«».
rttm*o In tho wortt: m«>n are nnw tthoi
in ttm 1-Mwae aM thw oinmmnv ia trv-
ina ih M<U< thew* terrible «>rt«ae« an 1
wndltlo»« have aaaum-Ml an nnl»ear-
i)l>'« nttltu-ite,
penda, "Working  men, fight,  win.'
Appeal to Rtxiffon.
AN OPPORTUNITY
POR SOCIALISTS
An Ok'.A....i.u.i t*orr.v>,K>n.l«iit siIvIm-h
that all tlio vmo ncrmal tehooli ol
Oklahoma are acheduled to debate th«-
(lu<»tloii: "Ut:*ylvo4 tlmt tlio tuvt in
■ment *>oiil<i o»i> ami operate aii rsill-
roada within tli*> t'nltpd Statna."
Give us a Trial
it means
Satisfaction
DeBurle & Birkbeck
Next Calgary Meat Market
P. 0. EcxE'fl Fcrr.ic, B.C
^
nboot a tinn in tbe aslne «ft«r having     ,v'-
*^ki*'.*tj  k..tw MU K«M*MK **.*** .*.. ■**•*
atl IW«. ea tt »wmwm, ie iW» in tyr*>W
♦o a*t*afr the bmtal «r**d «r the erttn-
tnel eoel mwatora of the State.
And when moved hv a tmwm of tm.
iwwiwv ire r»a* In prwteat agtfnrt enrh
Opioid atrodUeg. when wo try ctt «'o
tlm, mine *«We, gunmen. thn»a
t'ifx tU« wM*ih, ftt'lv »f*-T.*-«L Vtu-f,-.
lot t.K*** trim b«r* J»t» |iip«*w«,| fivvn
1 *h* f»'*^ tw InMorv th* w**^! •»"v»«
tmftfn ite* fn,m*-* **^r* th*-v. *in, ¥*"■*-**
trw^t-'T"* •« t*i*i*mm tht* mhmr***"m >
9*99+9*11      f.4~9*4ll*t*ftl     fftf     »(j^     ■ff.^tfy, lf. ft
nt *k**o mt*o »ft»t.  Whim wo (»»»««*••»* i**"«
*{*h *#•»*.$ m««i *;■> fw'r.tw».{*.» t..-•.!'.; h **-■
■»'#.«    "«•}••««   In   «»n*   WrfU9tA   t.4.  ««••*««»   tv, ' '*"*
f9w-,;m »f t..',99^t\rtW -,**9i fnmr*nt*-tf,,*v ■■ ''***
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m#>n ""d  r'"»<>n* ot  ♦ti"
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»**• o**** *'*"M «f tr**Mm. ot tm*n*h.
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J*w*'r-'r,   t,   nf .y,„ (<«.r--l*fFi>i   »^   •»».«
■n*m**-*n*lnn r>t the IWt-H **-*tm b*
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Wn tnr**■•*• fitm*** t),*t  H^fft-i yrtti
of the nm^dmenta to the eonetltirtton
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giovornment owikth'iIp ia not Socinl
•ttie fmi$it* own, control aiwl o|M»r»te
the government
8ocial!a'.a (tr-mnnd nm only «he pub
He oam*rrhl|n of  lndu*trfwi !>u<  th*
rf*f!B«rT!>»!r ma<ni»^m«iii nf ih**m. nov-
emment ownership «>f ril'm-ida. wh1 '♦"
no doubt a big In ,>r>.v m< nt ov<r ttf
tr'.t.'i1."  0". ■-!■*. .     '  •' .,••'•••
jglve tm d*f«mocr»t;r  nivs-wawit  ot
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Insurance, Real Estate
and Loans
Money to Loan on first class Business and Residential property l;H-'
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PAGE FOUR
THE DISTRIOT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C„ JANUARY 24, 1914.
Published every Saturday morning at its office,
Pellatt Avenue, Fernie, B. C. Subscription $1.00
per year ip advance. An excellent advertising
medium. Largest circulation in the District. Advertising rates on application. Up-to-date facilities
for the execution of all kinds' of book, job and
color work. Mail orders receive special attention.
Address all communications to the District Ledger.
F. H. NEWNHAM, Editor-Manager
Telephone No. 48.     Post Office Box No. 380
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^UNIONJ^lTl^BEL-
^^^_&X^~
UNIONISM
this aspect of tlie i-ase has entered into workmen's
compensation cast's.
His honor says in part: '"From the evidence before nie. 1 can not find other than that the deceased
came 1>> hi* death solely through his own neglect.
When the alarm "fire' was given lo seek the safety
near at hand, he remained in an exposed position
when he had ample time and opportunity to reach
a place of absolute sal'etv.
"'But from the evidence before me." continues
Ihe court, "even though the deceased was a workman engaged at the time of the accident in employment of railway construction for the respondent,
I was not that employment at tlie time he was killed
an illegal one.'
"'Section 5 of Chapter 1'i-i of tiie Revised Statutes
of Canada makes it unlawful for any person on the
Lord's Day foi- gain to do or to employ any other
person to do on that day any work, business or labor except as provided therein; and the railway
construction is uot within the excepted works."—
Vancouver Daily Province, Wednesday. Dee. 17th,
j I'M;?.
THE INDIANAPOLIS CONVENTION
To spunk of. a union as "the union,
.•■.'►niething apart from ourselves, i.i a misnomer.
'Our 'Union'1' i.s more to the point. It is as we
M.ike it, and it can not rise higher than its units.
]'»ut, ye(,"w'e"have fashjoned it fairly well. Our
union, like any other human agency, occasionally
makes mistaken, but iu comparison it will show advantageously witli any institution of the kind,
cither- b.oncvol.tjjut, religious or social. Its road has
tivcn a rbeky'one, but it has grown all the stronger
mul healthier for the knocks it has received. In
its early days, derided by press and pulpit, perse-
-iitcd by lnouoiJoly, laughed at by politieians and
Uuffetted now by panicky gales or bayoneted agtiin
by militia, our union 'has marched serenely on.
'.'ringing down its tormentors, making supplicants
'►t' ils enemies, ln the past dec-side, thanks to the
veterans who have gone on before, unwritten and
uu.iung, our union has seen a mighty change. The
.••Vlumns of Jl»<s press thrown open, searching, competing for its doings; academicians, science, art,
espousing 'its cause, the ehureh rapping at the
«Wwr for udmission; popular magazines-, dramatists,
novelists adopting its role, courting its favor. Our
union'today is a determining'factor iu all social
functions, ^.main artery of the pulse of trade, of
e-vnilicfCtf, of society, lt raises .wages, prevents reductions and checks strikes and lockouts from ihe
lucre1.'fact that it i.s. It promotes fraternity, sociability, it fosters temperance and liberality. Above
all. it is an educational force. Our union is out on
(-..'-"(iohalixui; it i.s the embodiment of democracy,
it knows iio creed, rank or title.   ]t scoffs at the
for the self-styled "sets" and "upper tens" il has
a healthy contempt, and upon the tinsel and brass
<>f their striped defenders il bestows its scorn. Our
union is of the people. We glory in its achievements,
.md we. love its principles.—Trad'es Magazine.
SUNDAY LAW BAR TO COMPENSATION
The following verdict and opinion appeals particularly to those workers in tin's district who are
engaged on .Sunday' work, and its significance
whould not be lost .sight, of. Xo doubt District IS
will have to deal with liiix matter shortly, but in
(lie i(i<vi nt hue it behooves all to fake notice and realize the difficulties ijutt nisiy^irise in event of ae-
i 'd.'iil,:
Thai, the relatives of workmen in roiislrudioii
rtunps killed or maimed while at work on Sundays
tan not recover damages under* the Workmen's
Compensation Act. is iiitimaled by .Judge (irant in
,'-decision handed down in the arbitration suit of
the estate of Kt.even Plecas against Mr. .J. W. Hii-w-
<U'l, Ihe railroad contractor. His honor takes the
ulawl that Sunday labor, being forbidden' by the
hord's Day Observation Act, is therefore illegal,
and that the kiiii'Ik will not. al!o\v damages for in
juries arising out of au illegal eonf ract.
I'Imt* wan killed by a discharge of dynamile!
while «t work in a cutting un the V. V. & K. rail-
rand, near Abb<»t*ford, on Sunday. -January 21.
VM'i. His rulativtw were repivseiited nl ihe arbitni-
Um proeeodiiiffH by 'Mi->hmi% Scott &. (IooiIhIoiio.
while the eoulraetor wns represented by Mr. \V. 11,
I*. I aid ner.
Judge (Irant'»»judgment makw* il clear Unit apart
/nmi the fact that PIwhh wiih killed while til work
on Sunday, Iun estate i* not entitled lu recover
luiiflgcH, hut his findin-g in regard lo tlm effect of
Sunday'ltilK>r in noteworthy m it in the first lime
I This is the convention season. Conventions af-
I feeling District 18 are being held in Indianapolis
■ and Xelson. The former is the international and
j the hitter al'fe.rts District G, W. V. of M„ and District 18, V. Jl. AV. of A. lt is with the former We
wish to deal mainly, although certain conditions
have arisen locally—we refer to the recent decision
of Sunday working affecting compensation—that
call for very urgent attention. It is not so very
long ago since this District and District (5, AV. F. of
M.. fought and won the foreign dependent's ease
and now they find -themselves up againnt another
legal jackpot that will have to be threshed out
sooner or later. "While we have not the slightest
doubt of the result if tried by individuals possessed
of any sanity, nevertheless it is one of those things
that harass the worker and feed Ihe legal profession.
.John I.'. "White, the International president, .in
liis opening remarks at Indianapolis, reviewed the
last two veal's of the Union and particularized the
splendid progress made numerically and financially. At present the-membership is racing to the half-
million mark, and since the'last biennial convention
over 120,000 new members have been added. Thousands of men, women and children have been fed
and dolhed at a cost of $1,021,342. Nearly one-
third of this ($584,000) has come to this country to
assist the Vancouver Island men. Xo wonder the
American coal operators prate about. "Canadian
unions to those patriotic boneheads who shriek
against aliens nnd "foreigners." It is not until
tHie*^^aliz-w-tlit5^finantnal^7,ungth^f^InrU7lit7^V7
of A. and its effect this side of the line thai we can
thoroughly appreciate what international unionism
means and how the operators hate it; it is playing
their game—-trespassing on their preserves and as
si last resort they appeal to racial feeling to discredit the international union. However, while the
I". M. W. of A, has an income of about two and a
half millions, the "discrediting" part of it will be
vory difficult.
William Green, International secretary-treasurer,
summed the situation up very thoroughly as follows: '.'■--
''The point-1 wish to emphasize is that we have
helped in West Virginia, Colorado and elsewhere in
response to a call from the non-union inen of these
fields.   We are not invaders, brutal ana reins! ie agitators as some of the enemies of organized labor say
we are. seeking' a .monopoly of labor in violation of
law.   While, of course, not wholly unselfish, we are
and Imve been in a large measure altruistie.   We
have spent uiueh money and sacrificed a great deal.
Jf we were only self-concerned, we would keep our
money and save our energy,   But not so, we have
gone as helpers, responding to appeals from those
less fortunate vrtMiout. regard tu color, creed or
nationality."
SjEI^aiBlBKISIBISIBIBI-^
I ^
TO THE CITIZENS OF FERNIE
I wish to thank you sincerely for the honor you
have done me in electing me to the Mayoral chair
for the second term.
During the coming year I shall do my utmost to
prove myself worthy of your esteem and to advance
the best interests of our city.
J. L. GATES.
News ofthe District Camps
(Continued from Page 5)
LETHBRIDGE   NOTES—QContinued)
in all others, they were all storekeepers or merchants, and as one of the
witnesses said, do not know tiie first
thing about mining, and. therefore are
not In a. 'position to go into the particulars' of these cases as tliey ought to
be. The other question, as .t© why the
.miners were not 'represented on .the
witness stand, was scandalous in. Uie
extreme. Whan the accident occurred1,
about 11 dx-m. on the 13th, ^i phone
imeseage was sent to Dr. Rivers, at ithe
penitentiary, .who is a coroner, bat it
seeims for convenience sake he (handed
It over to Mr. M-cNicol, -who was apprised of it at 11.50 p.m., when 'he ordered the .body to be taken to Mr.
Fetterley's, undertaker. On Wednesday, the 14th, nothing was done, ibut
he (iMciNicol-) ihavipg business in Calgary left for that place, informing Mr.
-Kettenley he would return on Friday
morning and -the inquest would be lield
at the R. N. W. M. P. .barracks Friday
afternoon at 2 p-im. At 'the .regular
meeting; of the Miners' Union it ,was
an .understood itihing that the funeral
would take .place on the Friday at 2
o'clock, and at that meeting it was
decided 'that tooth mines would remain idle until after that date, but on
looking over rtihe issue of the Herald
of Thursday, ithe 15th, -the .inquest notice -was given- for tliat time.
On Secretary Moore making, inquiries from the undertaker, owing to tlie
late, hour of th-g inquest, -the fun-eral
could not take -place until Saturday. On
consultation with other in embers of
the "executive of the union, it was decided, "•Hinder the circumstances-, to try
and get another coroner to take up
the case." The other coroners being
out Of town, it only left' Dr. Rivers
available, but'on being Interviewed he
point blank refused. 'Whether he had
a legal or legitimate right to do so, we
cannot say, or whether it was a unat-
ter of etiquette on his part we cannot
say.
Ultimately the arrangements for interment had to be made -for the late
hour of !U0 .p.m. As stated the inquest was to take place at 2 o'clock'
at ithe barracks. Secretary Moore with
Pjhersj^^t!h££ej0iiJin3O,Jnw--f*s=iJaii.
AVo lmvo recently hnd to rofuHft one or two vory
nlluriiitf advertisement*!., one in pnrtieiilar reaching
uh from the Old Country. Of eourae tln»r« *>• 3***l
Jh«< poHHibility that our td-wpliciNiit may have robbed
onr reader* of "splendid JipportuiiitioH." etc.. to
mmm: lmniuiiiK fur from ■•(ho bit*" lo i|<2.-UUO, lull,
bo that as it nifty, we nre indinml lo bi»!i«vc thai
there are quite enough rnffiio* nnd kimven in thin
wid-fl Dominion without going outniiK HlrouM any
roader havo wenNfon to <wnipl»in of treatment re-
eoivod from advert hem in thw-te folunirw. wc will
iiivpNtigtittt such vane* ami, ff the «*ilv»»Ptim»r* lmvo
hewn irullty of sdmrp praHie-w. we will m* thai thoy
iln not uno thoMo column* for pnhlieity atrain.
learn that the inquest was being held
over the body at Fetterley's, there being only .-the company officials and
witnesses to hand, and .whether the
evidence was taken there in a few
minutes, which caused the several
hours' deliberation of the Jury or whether it was going on during the same
time as the funeral, as after viewing
the body the certlHicate for burial was
gran-led, and the jury marched to tho
barracks in company with Cergeiant
Llnley. It wn* then tliat those swatting
there learned from some other minora
that the Inquest was over.
This .was the reason why none ofthe
officials of Local 574-were present. A
coroner roay be autocratic on these
cases ar,d aot as such, as in this caso.
What we claim is common justice and
iwiill endeavor to get suoh at all tiaxett,
although we are billy miners.
A. J. Carter, District secretary, was
la the city the latter end of last weok
on buslnesH with tiie Union solicitor.
Karl T'lieodorvltch, international or-
Blanker, is Jn the cily under Ihistriic-
tions from President Smith to assist
Se-cretary Moore in straighteiulrtff out
one or two grievances that have been
under consideration for some i-Imo.
The iiu.-mhv'1's of Uio first aid einsa
atteudiliiK 'the Miner*' Hall, under the
Instruction of Dr. (ialbraith and D,
iMvDoimhl, of the rescue station, woro
■iiiP for cvainiiiatiou on Thiinsilay of
last wwk. H is understood that thoy
were put to a severe test by the
examiner, and hoth Inatmctors wore
hlglslj- -satisfied with the way they aU
answered tho quest Ion* put them. Wo
nro -eoitfitfi'iu that, all will bo In |«)s-
seaalon bf their diploma -shortly.
Twslvy -rveiUnic of Uii* wee* won
the oloslnif of the classed for the season, nnd the |>uplls gave Mr. .McDonald
thesunitriseofhiiafo. Tboy Imd com-
ipl-Rted arratiKe-menu for a frlendlv
smoker when they ■presentod Wm with,
a otxm ot pipes, a tobacco powh (ind |
i-onxplete accessories, as a token of
thoir appreciation *ad renrdi for <fet
tn<«r*«t ho has token In arrowing
ttooM clats-M, A pl-MMnt evening wat
■H»nt in aong and story until the mid-
nl-ght hour,
u certain amount of confidence .tlie
gent, began- to -introduce his business:
the iwoiivan's friend, the up-to-date flat
•iron, etc. Our old time friend began
to feel his -position' greatly and he
commenced his iwork in earnest, introducing him to ithe English speaking
race. Unfortunately, not being acquainted with the various lan-guages
greatly imipeded the business, although
the woman folk were delighted "with
•the way our old friend introduced .tihe
business.
-Mrs. James Davey has presented
her husband with a fine son. Mother
and baby are doing well.
A dance .wtas held in Crahan's Ha'l
o»i Tuesday night at 8.30, well attend
ed by a good crowd. Almonds orchestra was priwsut and everybody enjoyed It miuchly, a -few bf the novices
taking the floor to good advantage.
Keep it going, boys, you'lH come in
for the prize iwaltz.
William Talbot arrived here this
•week fTom Vancouver, vtisiiting (Ms
friends. We are informed he intends
going 'back again after a short stay.
♦ Michel Local Union Notes      ♦
♦ ♦
The regmlaT meeting was held'- at
2 p.m. with a fairly good attendance.
ACtesr the usuaJ routine of business the
oomimiittee's report was read out offering some amendments to the District consititutlon. .The meeting con-
•auroed 'with the committee's amendments. Herman Elmer was appoint-..
ed delegate to "the District convention.
The next business, the Sick Benefit
Fund, obtained a lengthy discussion,
and we are,pleased to say it still ratlins its .position, although there will
be a few changes for a period of six
months, viz.: .Members must be off
work for 14 days before commencing
sick pay at $1 .per day from the 14th
day. The rules and by-Jaws to ibe
■st-rlctly enforced. The sick comimittee"
to look over all certificates and visit
each member once every week_aiid-
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4
FRIDAY
v Gaumomt big three-treel feature
"The Little Dancer"
AN INDIAN'S HONOR
(Kay-Bee)   A thrilling picture full o£ cwstion
Keystone -Comedy
OUR CHILDREN
SATURDAY
Broncho feature in two parts
A Forgotten Melody
A beautiful picture full of dramatic and tense skm-aitiona
JACK MEETS HIS WATERLOO
(American)    A handsome man and a bevy of country maids, a
quick transition from .pathos to joy
Keystone Ooimedy
A RIDE FOR A BRIDE
A scream from start, to finish.   Don't fail to see Fatty, Ihe
favored suitor
THE NEW 'MAJESTIC STARS IN
A WELL MEANT DECEPTION
Well stage-d and fin-ely acted
MONDAY
The  Misers Policy
(American)   A gripping thrilling story
THE CAMPAIGN MANAGERESS
(Thanhouser)   A .political Jove story
HIS LAST DEAL
(Majestic)   A splendid picture, acted by the New Majeotfc Stares
DRESS  OF  LOLITA   (Reliance)
TIIE  BUFFER   (Thanihouser)
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THE  FAMILY THEATRE—Well Heated and Ventilated
Admission—20c and 10c Matinee Saturday—2.30—5c and 10c
ORPHEUM ORCHESTRA
^r.nig~Tn~fl~*re*porf"to Local Union
meeting. All members receiving sick
benefits must not be out after 7 ,p,m.
from October 31 to April 1. from A*pril
I to October 31 9 p.m.
The new special rules are in force
at the -mines and posted np in a conspicuous place near tlie entrance to
the mine so that every miner can become acquainted with them.
The 'Michel mines are still working
steady. Fortunately tne winter nas
not Interfered ".with the work yet. Let
ns hoi»e it continues.
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♦ COAL CREEK NOTE8        ♦
GMajaisMSJS/s^
♦ THE
Bellevue Hotel
COMMERCIAL    HOUSE
Best  Accommodation  in the  Pass.—
Up-to-Date — Every    Convenience.—
Excellent Cuisine..
SUITABLE   FOR   LADIES  ANO GENTLEMEN
"ilrArCACLANTPropT
BELLEVUE, Alta.
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THEATRE
Alway*"
Classified Ads.-Cant a Word
H.VAP—1C» Acre* ftm, |„ rsmous
I'lncher Creek district with Rood
cash market for everything. N'ew
bouse, oaru, Rranary, all tonrttt nnd
-eroM-f«ne«i; CO acres andor cultl
11    tion: pout offlw. tu wtlw t w'u*. \ "$"« •«• ,«■* * *"*»-
Utmv. nil fnati or |*no| oftunli t« unWVonitrwtC JJ «S
from town.
down, balance to salt purchaser.
Would like io go Ka.i. Address:
A, K.  Pennington, t»tocti»r Creek.
Alberta. m
Extra Special Next Friday
Sir Walter Scott's
IVANHOE
iu 4 Reels
Produced in England at Chcpatowe Castle and
vtcinty iindi»r personal direction of Herb Brenen
[4000 people employed in the making of this
 wonderful picture    	
Kitts Ba.ff tf ot aa Ivanhoe
 Leah Baird as Rewona
UHfillAI UHlil Fipit Evening Show 6.30
Admission 18   aad 25  cents
W« atimtoiet) kwmwiUw thl* |>Mitun» to tm Hit* fm«*m «rv«r .ihown in
*;,♦• €My.
Alt w<*jr> am ot fffcwtr '" ffc* fiff.nmom wilt »i- n-h* to  itt.;*,t,i *i\,.
•n«tl»w».
IMl)M»WW«l)IHWffl^ iiivHuunr 4M i««t.—>»)>pe*l to Um«on
On .Mond«y morning nil the men In
No. 8 win© wore »wp*j>lled '*M» •JwHrlc
lnmpH. Ax yet there is not -time for
-tho men to glvo s verdict at to thoir
atn<>tsblUty for the mlna.
MICHIL NOTIt
I^V**Al C«uli<Hd trom Vmi Creok
w%% vt/t^Hm hi* relntlvtM nm) MothU
down her* (bla mk end.
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The nil ners up here were l<Ue Friday
jnildnlgM, Saturday and .Monday, re-
sumlng work on Monday midnight. Humors of more idl« time aro In Uio nlr.
Don't lYvrg-at tlio grand benoflt concert on Monday menlnir, Jan. 20,
Through tlve kindnens ot W. It. Wilson,
Um.. m «oacli will t>o attached t-o the
ex*tr«. ttanod' -to leave Fertile nt 8 p.m.
sli*ani> for tlie .ronvtMilcnco of Fe-rnlo
ijiiiitrons.
Provincial Chief Mlnty, Judge
Hums nnd .Mr. Bigby, of FernJe, .were
visitors Ui mniiii on Tuom1a>* ln»t,
Tlm youii-s-frr g«n*«*nitlon of thi* canvp
lire notkcaWo patron* of the skating
rink -when opjiortunlty offers.
Saturday last wai pay doy up hero,
-the train being filled to excess by
peop-lo desiring to toko In ihe tight*
tho oity offera.
A la we n umber of Creekttes took In
llu; SocI-jIlHt daiit-e lu Kertiile on Mon-
day night, nnd aa usual «ain« bomo
with thi< milk. Our two frlpndn of tho!
govern uumt road do not appredato
nerenndliig i ?i In tbe wee wnn' bourn.
Bin any! wbo m* the «uy crawling
ou< from under the cutter?
A tllbelo-uat inwiHIn* totter haa t-*en
rffPlvM bv « lady of this tamp. Tbe
writer of (tame *i» reeognUod, and- we
are requested to atate that unJew tlw
Individual in queiHloii eome* and- txpol-
ORlcea tbe enmo win be brou»hc
Mi rough the court*. Will "a mother"
take notice?
The Ooal Creek Conaervwtive Awo
-elation held a wail -repreaentatlve
meetkif on Wednesday evenln*. Tba
offb er» wars rejected.
We offer our confratulatlona to
Mine Marjory iMIehel, on being a at*1-
tmntitl oontettant In Uie Crowa Neat I
rrwMnff Co,'* cotnpetMloa and wlnninc I
ibo froo piano.
.ttmroj' Brenuan iwow out of bo«(>l-
tal laat week end, where be ha* been
undergoing treatment tor lt>?ernm!
tftMMai,
Wiw ta tbe young lady that ba« rota-
tnenced to nie "tooth" aa hair reitor*
Stephen T. Humble
For Skates, Hockey Sticks, Heaters
Ranges, Furniture, Stationery etc
BELLEVUE
Alberta
A. I. BLAIS
Grocer
We. have a complete new
stock of
Groceries & Canned Goods
Also several   Salvage lines away below cost
Frank, Alta*
TWO
rroitts
Bellevue, Alta
rSwrtff ffi -TU r?l,,n« on ?««»«. ••!    Several  paMta. ol joyrWew bare
'^'.mm w.i«r.prtB»: -* 2SrS^«^^*^"Sf   ™«™* M» to ««mw tbe **_
blaek olov tnnw  »*t*nn* n.,.„,   .     IW-Miaw to ann-m-mmo tii^t  tn* i»  »«   l*,** or**,* ...,.,: ™"r," ■*»•■
(GRAND THEATRE
ALBERT A   THEATRE  COMPANY LESSEES
A. B. Shoeraake, Manager
«wk  proirraa^tMi very natUtoctorr.
J^vmm^j.0 are informed, tm*
rnnga tto Donanfea.
Thf «4e«tr1« HgbUng of Natal la no-
l-lur   r-ft*,-*9„,,i. .    .      •"»•—•»■" »7»-
t»etoHtj. „,„!«! or;; '•«•**•"* •***
eil MotiHe on waif tot; Na "tFun I    «mlw wai held In "the Chwrii'«f
aay Avenue  Anne*.   Apply. Jame.  KngleiH on Swiidax nlSt it SaS
 iractomy oarrled on,    (Kewip a-golnx.
W»K 8Af.B~fOb#ap. « roomed |Ha«ter. "»•••. *" »w»»»«*t«« yonr energy) .
*d Moan« on balf Ut*  v» »• *'-J '    a"~'J   	
nay Avenue, Annex,
ItoverldK". J» bouae.
»:
»m»ll ftmt pmbnbty the wather nwy
WW HAW?-7 roomed hooee. tower I J?l'r h,?'' ^"^Wnt to Ao aKh the
7"'l ,JhT..T  >or "■"»■«»• |    «r»* Tbomaa .lonkttmm, wbo Hae
i»iy at IMetrlH t^l^r, t„t}b«n h*A nn with Z^'wSWS?
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INVENTORS   UNDI*   CAPITALISM
I   John   HHty   -wen-tly  dlinl  «t   rhf»
jbtana of hl» atater In Dayton. o„ in
^-oierij-.   He wna Inventor ot tta ra.4,
■ rurt it or    T*in trgWer1 hon ma'fo mil (
lumalrea of tbe manateetam*. bat tbe
An <.lrt tknor of MichH tmt wIWi a
"tllrt.t OtHltUM a f*--*- m«y>k* atco <«o*
f« liini to tm on tor a few daya. Ilia
inn*"*!'* not Ptftetly »t Jt#, beat, tm
took the advnntajri, of » t*t» roomtaa a
«*!- ^Uu*« M* imnmr «t i4»
i«-- JSTIT!'* *nmpI,; ftlc celebrated
•^Ha* dre^ed root bmn to mtw a
mite aewatttlftnre wtth Wm. and after
!,, , ...-«.,      -^     WV    49,4.    MOtm*
dleapa Immoeed qtwm th** wow fhM-
iMmt *u*iuain« aonaoi. tltrouab bavin*
on<v» lr***il tbe ejementa and tbe*
belmt -Uirned -baek tiono ta tomm
qu«iK« of being no wood to Ufbt tba
fine.  Wbo ia to blaroe!
Tlie work don* for lb# AwwMMir
M»w*wt. *M»v.tK<># "t tiwaa %eaab Mo
been WfWy aMaxik^l by tboae t>rtr-
il«*X«d to aea It,
At a recent «blat drive held in tba
••amp. Alf. Athlnaon wn* dwlare.t -winner, with W. Parker anni D. Olll aaeond
prlie. tba boobey prt**» \mUt$ won by
O. Martin and D. MrPonald.
tMn't fiWlt to aev. tbt- iwrtal fW»*M, ttt,
Mttb» Krw on Monday nest at Mm bm-1
•ftn f*mi*rt  h* « r-""  *ht,m
Ttw. a*«rt of Brwtdln*'« «to«o ba* J
htmm bo«5 ia ramp thia weak.   Baat-
»>hw *pp«»r« te tn- brltk.
tm* hut oftwi honni ot *mrton« rea-.
tm* tot tt&fe-iiuttrd affw Ooaa. but ara«
learn o feme refunal. via timing to tb* ■
f««o funno* on (lie tififier lip. la It too j
ijrrstf -j. I'lLCrfftc-'. Ckum*.: ,
Tba by* word of tbe cams ta "Have
tm hrmttt n tfdre-t for tbe VMr benefit winoaitf*
Saturday
The Soul of Rose
(Lobta)  A Dmutlral Drama
THE WHITE SUkVE
Viiu»r*i*>   In taw pmtf.   Ajfutxmt awry told of tbo «tMl» thtt
Browns New Monastery
tswndard Salts)   A Coowdy Dnuoa
The Midgens' Revenge
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Monday
The Higher the Fewer
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LIKE  A SISTER
.W«*m>   jrtiMti imtm.   A rmnartetole atory tnM ta tbr«e i-mri*.
Glimpse* ofthe Coast of Devonshire
and as artodato f-mmvat 4mmt> mihtotr
 Path* ^gawdy
ADMISSION - 10 and IS cent*
Matinee Sand tO cents Ife,'----^   y^-T-X^x AS".■■*'■ ,A -7 '- XV' ■?--.-■•" •» \-v-   .   - ''J -. ' ,V
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER, PERNIE, B. C, JANUARY 24, 1914.
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On Friday nigihit iJlte Blairmore
hockey team oame to Bellevue with a
Wg crowd of Cans, and from their enthusiasm it was evidently their in-
tenbion to jdo some 'tall boosting for
their -teaon. A slight delay was experienced in getting the game started,
but by 8.30 the team© lined up and
it waa decided to splay four fifteen
minute periods. -The referee, Mr. Ben-
sou, o-f Bkifrmore, was in ehaVge, as-
slfte-d by iMr. McGowan, of Frank, as
judge of jiJay. Tlie game opened
■brislclj, and. about five'minutes after
tihe start, -Bollovue boys managed to
find tihe niet and scored the only goal
of the period. The second quarter waa
also ia favor of Bellevue, and at the
half-time ■iii-teinval they had a lead of
•two over their opponents. During the
third iperiod, Blairmore took a tumble
and awoke -to tbe fact that they were
playing a hookey team, and scored
four gouts in quick succession. During
the last quanter Bellevue -managed to
add amotiher notch, but could! not
equalise, and. the game ended, Blairmore 4, Bellevue 3.
It is etaitied that the Blainwore team
refused to ipJay unless they .had- a
referee from their own town. . If this
is so, it ie certainly a -reflection' upon
the sporting qualities of the Blairmore
bunch.
Some ot -the Blairmore sports iwere
looking for easy money, and 'their Idea
of -what 00-natttuteB a gambling chance
appears tto .be 'Kheads I win, tails you
lose." to .toot, some of the Bellevue
-boys are -wondering wliy 'tbey did not
/bring a collection box.
.John E. Grant, of Hosmer, was in
Bellevii-e tMs week renewing acquaintances.
Mr. Roderick McDonald left camp
this -week -for Ma ranch at South Fork.
The Junftor hockey team played a
fast game-of -hockey with the Hillcrest
' bOys here on Wednesday night. The
-local boye -put it over them to the tune
oj 401 in- favor of Bellevue. They cer-
-tifiiily 'have* eo-nie good material lit
tfyeir team
, JJohn D. McDonald left camp this
-w»ek ittor Frank*, where he intends put-
t|hg up for name-time. ■■-'-'' ■
"Ft. J. Fergmsan, -.who'has been ln the
«amp for eome time as assistant inan-
a&er of tbe lo^al branoh of the Union
Bank, left ibis wt>ek for Grassy Lake
- to manage ibraach there.
''WiUiam Keneyston left camp Mon-
■day for Fernie. where he intends to
stay for some time.
Miss Delia Thompson, of Elko, is
in camp visiting Mrs. D. Morria   '
Quite a number of the Bellevue people took in tho dance at Hlllcrest on
——MOfctdaj   iMg-M.
Don't toris&i tihe Hums concert and
dance in- the Workers' Hall, on tbe
'SSrd of the -month. Come and bring
your friendnj. A good time for all.
.Admission "one buck."
Robert Dicker* wan a Coleman visit-
•or on Monday,
Mr. Morrison, of Coleman, was ln
Bellevue on Monday,
BtNl'IeVue .miners are enjoying a
week'* boMdjay.
Miss Ttiomaa. of Hllicrent, waa a visitor witb Mr. and Mrs. Wallace on
Saturday.
The annual we-ntlng of tbe Bellevue
School District will ho held in tlie
Workera* Hall, on Monday afternoon,
Jan. 26, nt 2 c'flock. All interested
In fichool affair* should make a ape-
vial effort to be present.
Mlsa Ijt-na fiterenseu, of Edmonton,
slater of Mra. C, W. Johnston. Is vl&-
Hliig In vamp for a few daya,
Mr. John Walsh, of the 41 .Meat
Market. »*peflt a tm- days at Ills
bomo In Lundbr««k.
Jlr. Phil Hart, of LuntWuvck, arrived in mmo tlita week to eut some 200
for* of ico for tiie hotels.
moniths aa-d it is -up to tlhose respons-i-
'ble to take the -Initiative to protect our
funds the District tihroughout, as far
as t-5ia American law allows.
Reports of Committees
Tho 'report of the Measuring Committees from both -mines was accepted
as satisfactory. One member of 'Uie
committee reported a complaint being
laid to -the effect that it was useless to
sajixi a committee round, as tbe pat
boss was allowed bis own way anybow.
Now, as 'the comiplainant was not present at the meeting to explain his grievance, and' as many members present
testified to tlie sterling worth of the
committee, the report was accepted as
stated above.
The Pit Committee reported baring
seen the superintendent on a few trivial 'matters, all of which were promised
attention.
The Resolution Committee brought
In recommendation*, galore, wliich in
due time .will be in the hands of all
LocaJs, hence tiie necessity of itemizing itihem here is not necessary. Their
rciport .was accepted and they .were
disahargedv having won the appreciation of the Local for the manner in
which, they had done their work.
To give honor where honor' is d>ue,
the following resolution was not the
creation of tlie Resolution Committee:
"In the event of there being more than
two -candidates seeking one office in
(the District, the successful one roust
have a majority of all votes canst."
The selection of delegate was the
next item, -the honor falling to Bro.
John Banwick to represent us.
The secretary was ordered to notify
the general manager that tbe promise
of a check measuring dheet being .posted at the mouth of the mine as soon as
possible after .measuring had failed to
matenialze.
Will those brothers having possession of iBro. McGuire's axe kindly attend next meeting and explain how
rthey obtained possession of same?
During the latter part of last .week
word reached us of the closing down of
both mines for a period of nine days,
followed 'by instructions from the geri-
enal manager tbat whatever work
•there wa9 it had to be given to the
married men. As. one portion of tlie
mine  is  being  sealed   off   by   large
the students will be in .perfect accord.
The Passburg Picwu coram ana
Coram Orchestra was in attendance at
the -Saturday social and dance, and the
•music displayed was highly appreciated and everybody seemed to enjoy
themselves. This young orchestra is
deterim-lned to make the word Passburg ring out in Western Canada.
■We iwere given a few lessons the
other night in broncho busting. It
seema itihat the two' persons involved
were not in possession of sufficient
knowledge how to break a horse in
the daytime, having in mind that the
horse could not see very well at night
they decided to break him an the dark.
Now, as is natural, the horse refuses
to -work in the day. Come out from
the bush there and break your horse
in the daytime.
The Davenport Coal Company have
decided to settle one compensation
claim out of court, but they have another claim .pending, .n We guess the
insurance, company will not come
.through with a lump sum.
.Mr. and Mrs. Howe, of Prank, were
visitors at the Passburg Hotel on Siun.
day last. ...   '' ...,'•...<■'••■.'.
'Mr. J. Hope, accompanied* by Miss
J. .Boul'ton, .-were in attendance on the
19th at the grand ball, Hillcrest, returning home.earljvafter having some
enjoyable timei,,t'' . .; -'  SX-.s
The gnaid-.... free rdance which was
•well advertised, to be held in the Pair-
moiit I iHotefc; Maple Leaf, on the ,19«h
ip^tanti, was; very discouraging to say
■the least; a& usual.^no ipafcronag-e.
•f ' Tho ."ftiiiera^'Of: the late Alec Lap-
sftrnraS'tookplace at Passburg, on the
20itih, iand wa© fairly .well 'attended by
the members of the ..Local Union, of
wihlch, 'the deceased iwas a member. It
seems that the unfortunate .man bad
occasion ito visit -an abandoned* shack
close to his own home near Burmis,
and it .was there, face downwards on
the floor, that his friends found'tolm.
His death was given out as heart
failure at the enquiry, which took
place at the Busmis police station.
Coroner Morrison, of Coleman, was in
attendance.
At a school meeting hei'tl here at
the Passburg school house, T, Leysthon | game Is expected
officers are: J. B. Harmer, Past Presi-
pa^oei-a Simou ei(x "{-TCI sivs.-i aiji joj
'dent; M. Sartori, V. P.; H. Pinknej,
invocator; J. Handley, secretary; L.
Boldovino, warden; E. Lablanc, sentinel; and Tony Prince, picket. J. W.
Gresham and R. Smallwood were reelected .by acclamation for president
and treasurer respectively. A vote of
.thanks .was given the retiring officers
for stihe able way in which they had
conducted the business of the order
for the past term.
"'Bunty Pulls the Strings," which
was iplayed in the Opera House on
Thursday night last, was attended by
a fairly good audience, who proclaimed, 'the play one of thi? best this season.
T. Murrphy, J. Kee ver and B. Griffiths are working on th« ice gang wteli
Dan Walker, who has a large contract.
A quiet -wedding took place on (Monday at the v residence or Kev. J. P.
Hunter, the contracting parties being
Miss.Maggie Pistor and Seraphino
Trono, both bf Blainmore.
;.; Blalrmorehoekej- teaim* visited Bellevue on Prinay night last and played
a return onaticlJ with that team, which
resulted in another victory for the
Blairmore iboys. The score was 4-3.
Blairmore seem to be taking all the
'honors this tseason.
T. Ede has opened a law office at
Bellevue.
J. A, McDonald was in from the
South Pork on Thursday last.
' A Masonic Lodge was instituted ta
Blairmore on Thursday night last by
District Deputy Grand Master H. A.
Gunn, of Cowley, Alta. The ceremony
was largely attended by Masons from
the district camps.
The ©iano contest excitemenit is at
its height, tliis being the last week
for voting.
L. C. (Sales is tihe newly elected X.
G." of the Blairmore lodge of the I. O.
O. F. and W. Roberts is recording secretary.
A. McLean was down from Coleman
on Tuesday.
Prank will play Blairmore on the
Blainmore rink on Friday night. The
ice is in a perfect condition and a good
'Mrs. Stephen iMcRinnon was visiting her sister, Airs. John A. .McDonald,
of Coleman, die first of the week.
Miss Olga Haglund, of Great Falls,
.Ment., is visiting her sisters, Mrs. Carl
Johnson, of this town, and Miss Hilda,
o-f Frank.
Bill Smith is visiting friends in
Coleman this .week,   Oh, you Bill!
Campbell iMcPherson, of Bellevue,
.paid a flying visit to Hillcrest on
Tuesday.
■Mr. Fred Raynor, who left the Bra-
zeau a faw .weeks ago, returned to
'.own on Tuesday.
James  Leigh and  John  Grimshaw
Paul (Mika. was at the same court
brought up on a charge of being intoxicated and creating a distui<bance,
and was asked to fork out $3 and
costs.   Both fines .were paid.
George Reid, stable boss at the In-
■ternataonal mines, i-s nursing a rather
severely .poisoned baud just now. We
hope to see jou around in a few days,
George.
An Italian employed at the tipple of
the International sot a rather severe
bruised and cut les while at work
there on Tuesday the :iuth.
As was reported in iIlo columns of
the Ledger lat-elj, Thomas Kennedy
have opened up a meat market in the J of Crow's Xest, who Mud tlie C. P. H,
McLean block,
cess.
We wish them sue-;
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♦ TABER NOTES
-was selected by tbe tax-payers to look
after their interest and  that of the
wooden "chocks," there "was a good bit \ scliool for the next term.
of company work bi sight and the men, j    The .miners of Passburg are not De-
especially the married, were of the I ing overworked there days.    Of late
opinion that it should 'be given, both ' they tire pretty  lucky to work, half
to married and single men alike. '.Many j time. ^However, when the clouds roll
divers reasons were given for this, but! over things will be brighter.
space forbid® giving them. f   The Passburg Male Voice Party, un-
The Pit -Committee were instructed 1 der -die leadership of Tom Te-yshon,
to 'convey U> the superintendent our .are now practising "The Crusaders."
wishes and -call a special meeting ou j which is to be tbe best piece at Cal-
Monday night to hear the result of the , gary next March. Tlie boys are in
interview. . i good form and intend being heard at
The  special  meeting  convened at i Calga.ry
T.uO p.m. and was in session only a
toijmMit^^be-r«i>ort-©f-smiin*ittw"
being accepted without comment
. On Sunday morningtj_wh*en_fliiiusjefc.
TBWTy^WSS'rpruriilrig from Maple Leaf
accompanied by Mr. J. Hope, it seems
~-~ | that the bonse was a little fresh, and
♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦' when coming round the corner of the
♦ ♦ ; Passburg Hotel on one wheel both oc-
♦ FRANK NOTES ♦. joupants were, dumped, but fortmuvtely
♦ ♦ i received- no serious injury with  Uie
♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦'; exception of Mr. Hoiie, who received
j a slight injury to the knee, probably
Mr. S. Ronton, a 0. P. R, brakemnn | by tbe (hard ground,   Tom says not a
here, left for his home In the east on i slhsle bone even cracked.
Wednesday morning. j    The Pa-ssburg Rugby Football Club
Mr. and Mra. Mike Murphy left on ! are anxious to.have a match with any
Saturday morning's flyer for Spokane. I local team in the Pass, those select-
During their month's holiday they ex- ed by the committee are as follows:
lieot to visit several centres in tbe N. Kvaaa. Cwangorse; 3, Howells,
t'tUted States. Ownntwech ;*. B.  Davies, Ownegangy-r-
W, J. McGowan went to Bellevue
on Friday night to aot as judgo of
play for the hockey game. After the
game some of tlie BelJevue team and
their .backers had a thanksgiving w»i-
vice to express their appreciation of
liis servicw,
won; I), Beard, Cwmtynrheol; J.
Thomaif, Abereychan; T. Leyahon,
Cwmtawe; B. Hughes. Aibercam; 1).
JenkliiB. Penycrnlg: X, Howells, Lhvy-
nypia; W. Kvanii, Manelly; T. .lohns.
Blaenllechau; P. Pa vies, TreOrcky; ,1,
, Williams,   Pontarddulas;   "R.   Jonest,
J. Pozzi is building a fine residence
ton the comer of Eighth Avenue and
Dearborn Street.
The W. C. C. Co.'s mine is closed
down for an Indefinite period.
Sullivan and Considine's Vaudeville
Co, drew a large house on Wednesday
night aud each artist .was greatly appreciated by all w-ho attended.
W. Johnson was down from'Hillcrest
on Wednesday afternoon.
A team belonging to R. Patton ran
away on Monday night on the road between Blairmore and Coleman. Considerable damage was done to rhe cut-
tfiCaM-liftruosg. — ^^^^—=
K. G. .Marshall, of Calgary, was a
Blairmore visitor on Tuesday.
W. Over»;,.">k motored tn from Bow
Island this week, returning to that
town on Wednesday morning.
Chief Inspector Grlorson, of the C.
T, R. police, was around town on Wednesday collecting information regarding tlie claim of Tom Kennedy for the
loss of bis arm, which was cut off by a
train-at Crow's Ne»t several months
ilKO.
♦ CORBIN NOTES ♦
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The subject of the address at tbe |<to*enlydd; T. Harries.' iJantolrpwUgw**
MeithodiM Church next Sunday morn- i yMKogenfh'chr.vbwIlllaMdlssllloo^owocli.
iiii* will b« "Robert Burns." and hymn»  Reserve, M. lnwitt, Cwmgarw; T. C*.
will  be tfuiw In the Switch dialect,! Coran, Abentywnil,
Kverybody is Invited to nttend and ;    Tho utorK has  been visiting ber»>
cetebratP tbe nnnlveraarj- of tbe poet, jngulii, thin tinic at the home of Mr,
.    The  Hockey  Club held Ita' whiat Joe Chambers, and left u fine baby
The   local 'hockey  team  went to drive and bosket social in tbe School I ''oy.   Mother nml child doing flju; and
Frank on Tue«.l«y to piny thf leoanelllall lu»t Xloiuky nitht.    Whlift waai.Io<» all #mll«^.
fixture wAth the Frank tenm. | -jhiytd from SI till 10,30 o'clock.   .Miaul    Tlu' genentl munaicer of the ihivmi-
I Bella tjteen-i* won thn fir« t>rlr,i> forlnoii Conl Co. Is not saUsfloJ wlUi the
♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦j UidliMi und Jake VVhlller tie tint tor! d<»c|«Um «rrlvt«d at by our geerrttiry
♦ ♦Sin*"-    Vlui  aouaolation  prises wereiand th*1 pit eomnvittw mjiw Unie ago
♦ Bellevue Local Union Notea  ♦ t won by Mtaa Janet N'Uol and Mr. C, j with weurd to abollabliiR. the clwrire
♦ .       * ♦( Maker.   The array ot pretty tmrtieta i'nin.d* for tool sharpeiilnK. The dlaputo
*♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦( were jiid(f«l  a» to oriirlnulity  and I wan taken up In »c-<>ordanw with the
beauty by  M<»»ni.  \V<^l»t and A.  I. n«n«-r«l  agreement,  when*  Ik
Our Lam! convfiHid aa usual, with
Uie excoptlon that tbe ihalr waa filled
by tb«» *i*o .pnwMent, our prtmldent
Uelnw on Ma 'way to tho IntonwUfl-Ml
(XMtventloo. Tba mlnutea of pravfou*
mwrtlnit b*4»« adopted o* read, corre*
iwndMKv from genem! manater ra
tbe cbeok-o-ff waa ordereil Died, aiao
from tbo ajrent of the Yorkshire In-
auranee Ownpany. wbo ataled tie had
*urreyert ©wr office eareftiHr H# qwt-
*ti ftf»-fw wtldh net witli tba Uocal'a
t^t^^t^Z^lS^^1 tffhSSIfLl**** |MW w Vn-mAtty nltfit,""Tlia Urn *lH«tw»r Uie eoal comtmny like ft or
io nn mm ™™*r> £VB^"212 *»• '•» »<^ «*«I» »««* «> »•« «*• hot, althouah *• have no dealre M» In-
taama, mm Uioagh the imnotwel of
both t«MM had chanced a food 4aal
■Maco tbey laat awt.   Tba gam* at
Ant wo tthw, ttm Knnk taan aeort
What's tli*? matter with the coal
coniipany up here? They have got
Into » habit of laying either on a Sunday or Monday following the regular
W day.
The new hotel naw it* flmt pay day
on Monday last, and (bad quite a Jarga
crowd.
An old tlm-er In the Pass returned
to Corbin on Wednesday. Xo place
like Conblii for Tom.
TbomaK Williams. Inspector of
Mlnea, wns n;> hero on Monday nuking
h*l* usual liiKin'ctioii.
.1. William* and 1. A. Wllllnm*. of
Cnivnitirc, wen- vInIIwi'b 1h-iv tills wtwk.
MlnKonrl HID Iiivh l!ikc:i ovor tlu*
nonhlon as tipple boss.
A pretty llMbt w*>ddlnR took place
here on tlit* nth inst.. th-e contraetliiK
jwrtie* being John Redhead and Harriet V,i,««.\v, The brideamatd was Misw
iMosea ami Um» b*-st man Wm. Ball, all
iTho cold, weather of the last faw
days lias - improved the situation somewhat -ait- Taber.   Orders are coming in
awd•■■wi-Sb the reduced force there will
probably be a few day* nun if the cold
■sna,p lasts. ..*,-"
Jim Green and  Tom  have pulled
out for their homesteads' near Maple
Oreek.
Geonge Chambers and Jack South-
wonfch have gone .there .also.      ,
The ooncent and social held on Monday night im aid of the miners' library
wa® a decided suoceas.   While, owing
to the .work being slack, the sale of
tickets :was not large, enough were
dis»posed of to give the committee a
good etairt towards supplying parens
and various games, so that the hall
can in (futore be tihrawn open on idle
days as a place of amusement.   The
ladies did their part in supplying cakes
and after the concert tea was .passed
round*.   The affair is said to be about
the best ever pulled off in the camp,
Among the singers Walter GoodfeHow
and   William   Rudd  deserve  special
mention.   Others were Ted Bateman,
Max Shultz, George Vayrd, Alex 51c-
Itobents, A. Patterson, and songs and
recitations were given by several of
the ch'ildreih   Our old friend Joe Win-
wood was there as usual, with his recitation, and  his efforts   were  fully
appreciated.    The band  was present
and did their share.   A solo and. duet
by the Appleton brothers were greatly
appreciated.
On Tuesday nigtot a whist.partv was'
held in the dining room of the Union
Hotel in  aid of the  R.  C.  church.
Quite a number of players enjoyed
thenjmelvea  for  a   couple  of   hours.
Ltin-dli was served by ttie proprietor.
The   gentlemen's prlxe  was  won   by
.Iim Su]1 inin and the ladies' bv_Mls&
iJ-otniBuse. - -       -     - --1
The election to fill the vacancy on
the town council will be held on Monday. There are four candidates in
the field, A. Patterson, tbe miniera'
nominee "Krenchy"; Dr. Leicli and .1.
TrusweM, merchant.
The annual Old Polks.' Reunion was
held In the L. I). S. hall on .Wednesday.
The'miners'.-band'were invited to be
present.
The regular meeting of Local 10*2
will ibe bold on Sunday, All members
are requested to attend, as besides
other important business there will
be the election of a delegate to the
District convention.
Socialist Organizer Alf. Budden is
scheduled to speak in eam-p on Tuesday night, A now feature lit'connection with the Socialist propaganda In
UiIh town was introduced on Sunday,
when tho Catholic priest forbade any
of Ui# congregation taking any active
imn in the Socialist movement, or
even going to hear a leciun* ou the
subject, on pain of excommunication.
And Mill the church Is the friend of
tho worker and freedom.
.for ?20,000, .was awarded $10,000 in
S|>okane by a mixed jur> Eight .women sat on the casu. Mr, Keuuedy
lost his arm in au accident one year
ago at the Coleman depot.
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•♦■   Coleman  Local   Union  Notes   ♦
♦ ■ -     ' ♦
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the thermometer regisitening 7 degrees
below zero, lt is a .welcome sight,
both to the farmers and miners, as the
grumble was general that, if the superb spring weather continued, the
future prospects for these two classes
were anything but bright. The ho«pe
i.s exprr-ssed ihat it will continue, as
it has begun this week, light falls of
snow .with keen frost for at least a
month or uo. It may s«:em selfish on
the part of these parties, but it meana
the bread and butter for those useful
aad indispensable members of societj'.
It was reported in the Herald that
llie inquest into {he death of Aantoni
Oscadchuk, the driver who was instantaneously killed in No. G Gait mine,
■was one oi the niot-t oomplehensive of
verdicts. In reading over this report,
it may occur -to many, especially the
miners of this district, why were they
not. represented both on tihe witness
stand and also on tho jury? Why in
every instance of aiocidental death in
and around the city -tliat never one of
the jurors belong to the particular
trade of the victim?   In this tiase, ae
The regular meeting .was held on
Jan. 18, a good number of members
'being ipresent, the .president (J.
Moore) presiding.
The minutes of the 'previous meeting
wero read and adopted.    '■'
The correspondence, whioh was of
some considerable importance, was
passed and brought up for discussion.
The -matter of appointing a delegate
to the District convention was brought
up. Two of our members were nominated, Mr. Robert Horn and Mr. D. H.
Hyslop. On the vote being taken D.
H. iHyslop was elected as Coleman's
delegate.
The Local appointed the officers to
govern the Sick and Accident Society
at the same meeting. The following
Brothers were nominated and took
office: Mr. W. Fraser, president; D.
Gillespie, ,*secretar>Mreasurer; Charles
Smith, vice president; H. Armstrong,
J. Glendinning, Jack Lawrence and
John Boyce, committee.
A collection -was taken up on pay
day at the bank on behalf of .1. Pollack, and the amount collected .was
$103.70.
A report comes to the Local from
Bear Creek of the death of a man who
was at one time a member of Local
2C..,*.. and asking tor expenses In. connection with his burial.   This member
received his 'transfer from Local 26!M j
on July 7.   Why he dSd not band' in j
his transfer, before the time of his j
death by exposure is a mystery.       j
Mamtfers leaving one Local and.
.finding work should at once' hand In J
their trans-fercjmls, as it 6aves a con-"I
slderable. trouble -at times, -Members j
-tsike-nster  .*. ■ ■, ."     f
A committee *was appolnte<l to look t
into Llie constitution to amend some j
of the clausesi therein.   Much better to
so over the agreement say all of us.
The auditors gnve a reiwrt of the
Ix>caJ's funds and rejuort the funds of
the Union to be in a sound condition.
Some other matters were dealt with
and passed for future consideration.
A motion being In order to adjourn.
Uie meeting accordingly adjourned.
There Is still a number of our numbers beiiiig laid off, wliich bring* the
number up to about one hundred.
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♦ LETHBRIDGE NOTES        ♦
■We are having neasonitble weather
at last, n fall of snow covering tho
prairie to a depth of six Inches and
(Further Camp News on page four)
Coleman
Realty Co.
INSURANCE   AGENTS
Now is  the time
for-protection
IJtol». M». II. I-ltwilmmonii reeelired|that tbe pit cortwiilit-w and mln#» Hit-, ,_.„, lnlA ^..^
th* pri** r,.r tbo moat original, her invlntawlant or mine manager* aball « k*r*:m ™*'.tSSSSJy-T u* al
 ~                        faideavor to nettle tin* matt«>r, and If «t the home nfih. brtd««rooin.  Inthe
l»a«ket being a C. !'. R. water tank
«1tb nn 'Tirint- on the track taktnx
wator from It. m** J'WUeraon, ot
the Sanatorium, received flrat #ri*e
for the privtUe«t banket. Mr. \V. 4. Mc
Oowon acted well hi* part a* auction-
atr. and aoim> Rood prices were i»id.
ihey neiw tliHr decldlon  «Wu <>• "T*n,!!**i*uifr 'A MJill *t!.»!l IU!
-final. However, we would like very
imioii to nee Mr. Dotijtal, the timnaRer,
beeomlnff ronvor«ant with tbe twma
of H«reeni«iit before vreaentinx a
grievance to the o*jH»mtor»*>' commla-
mvornt rwtrlmr IS    tn  all tlv<- "dab alone.1 tut lii* luufrbWalioii, Imii  we
Hemrcd $134. to help defray expenaea. mlnera have no grievance over tool
Kmnk and IWlevue hockey taama' ahar|i»nin«.   That quiHrtlon l« nettMI.
our pKunrty
dona.
Wa alio ini the forma from tha
bocMiinc uwafiaA) aa maotionad hiat
nroalt, Ml owtaf fe tha fact that a
tana ftrofoiUoo et Um matter «oo>
talofd tMrtte itffnft Qfoak to oa. ttw
aaentarr «nm omened to eonaalt «he
INatHrt mWmm •at to again draw
their attMtioa to tha Cart that wo
lmvo a. trwawriT kara aad the aeera»
tary oitty wunteraltna all ohecka.
tta Momalt} -for the traaaoncc
laa Thle anttar haa
1» aftayanoa  Ar
in th« nm iwrtod.. During tlw atooiid
LYRIC
THEATRE
Kriod faotk tea ma acorad twka.  Dor
f IN <Wrd petted tfw |.Hy bright-
ened up a WM* sod tbmw ware aor.
frol tm mof la It, HaHovoa aooring.
making It a tie.   Fire mbm"* eaeb
mnf ww played, during the ateend
of .wfckfc  Hard got mwnr witb tba,♦
pack, took H naat ereryhody and tew  «-
edl tho Una. acme balng 44 In favnr'
oi Ptwak.   Tho.piaMk wMIt on tha
who)* titan, had a faw ted atiaeho
of <tiftjr work. *kl«% mt not alwara
mm tho •}« of tafnoo liinwn.
W. nm «»d Vawll Potk wwao *Wt-
fn« lu towu during tho w«ek. Having
dri"*n tram Vorifi PVirlt.
form the management what the ton-
**r»i condition* mro until we are rom-
p»Hed to do ao.
The C. P. R. ara laying off noma of
tSmkr eipreaa man at Barmla dapot
owing to tho mlnew rafaatag to dad
with tha Haton-Slmpaon outfit. We
can raadll)' underatand the utringcncy
In th* money market even at Rural*
attend*-**! by » I»rim erowd. Wo Join
In (Wiahlng you both » long and ha-ftpy
llfe.
We are |il«*.i*-.l to *»<. tlmt Mra.
.Mo«**, wbo b«s hwn if-rle fnr the ton*
few da**, t* reported a lot better.
Thoman Ow«>n, th* checker king,
•owing to b-rtnpr mt of prae»)<e faJW
to wme to hli beat form on Sunday
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♦ COLEMAN NOTES ♦
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Mr I il. ('. MrUonaid. pr^t*vi*tk-nt of
llu* Carbondnle Unul, ^-'^:v. left on
flaturd*!)- niorninsS flyer m n>'tond thn
lut«Tn;aional <-ouv*i'ii!Joii In In1laua}w-
Toifcaimot afford
to lose when we
can   protect   you
Agents for Oliver Typewriter
Co. Machines at 17 cents per
day.
H. C. GOODE VE CO. Ltd.
The Complete House Furnishers
of the Pass
■LAIRMOft! NOTM #
Bellevue
Alt*.
8Mtmtojw?fi«ajimtriSS
Tit WHITE SLAVE
A taiM-mat VHagrap-b
Tk*a ptetaire broke all rarorda
for attaodaaca t» tk» riijr «f
Otlgnry a* a ttmmt who-t I* the
tlMairv-
A **-»*♦«♦ *ftr*h*mn
e*#irr
Mlaa Ida Wreo, sinter of Mra. D. A.
MnrWr. arrf<*d In town on Monday.
WIMr iMalrofat wm dowu fwira tha
lumber twrntp laat weak end.
M\m K. OfdCord. who haa for smbm
moMha paat bee* aaafettnr Me* t% »
♦ ♦ # ♦ ♦ 4t'.*m*m>t,. mt tm mtmfh kwol forl^ ^ ^ ^^^^^^^.^
g^lt^^^H-   "li'-Tf An-  »).<) ,'VA.vJ..   ,,»,!•#♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
A. F. MatHap and non have carted
fo.diww timber to tha mlna.
Win H«m»i>* waa a visitor to Corbin titia weok.
We am aorr> "» atat* Unit Joaeph
Kriakoaky met with a aarere *<<H*'n*t
thl* week, bavins a kettle full of Imll-
Ing wwtm knocked ov-mr on to his toot.
Pat Iktrna * Co had the nUsfortutw
lo loaa Ihniw bono* of Hgars on Krktay
laat. whMi ware Mog aant up to Cor-
bib to ba dMributad to thalr «o«om-
er» on payday If «h* p#ra«b tb*'.
gwt <|MWMMlon of tham amohea ih^wt
alt l« «Ml %» —
John Nogl. the king of the 8iat«.
was n vlnltor lo th«> hotel thit *<<*k
HILLCntiT NOTga
>»-Aa**w»tli AMD VICINITY
'I
fntanv.
An MiMam ooewtwd on Ui* dapot J   ma daw r- -Md «a*»r the mm****
mi tltmrHkif' mtmlm Saw. Aa ha**, ot Um hot-key cl.i. on Monday ntgbt
t» atimm«lng t» Mafi off tilt wnmLiwm a dadded nun-asa. Mm kail
bound laiaseng^r white 1t was In mo- i rowded to ib«- ilaor.
\\ 11. IIvh!(>]» i< <i(>iHil|yi«<l «-!i;iirtniiii
of the Coleman Hchool Hoard pro tem.
A iwitost alone tin- *«m<- linrss m
aiUMiirwl In tlw l.«-1«* r »*.iu»f tiuu- «xo
1» l»4*)iia -condutifd. Tin- prlw* 1* »
plrtiiu valued at tttMi.mi. tp jo **mU*
Mr*. <Ir«nt Down in it. of th** t'oUinan
Hotel, lie«tla lh«» lint of foiit^tan■:»
with four thoiiaDiid flvi* htitidn-il roitu
'Avxi. lu oittar of Mow Mnry I,.i-a>1i-
nnd Mr*, (Seorge t'lalr wfob four thou-
aand.
Mr». IHwey WUilmot l# told up sit
present with a axvere attack of luni-
hagn.
Hov l*af|M»r IJel^ettre is aiietidiiiK a ti
two »wkt'  -mtiwat In Calgary, W* ff
pUii*  belli*  takw  by  Rev.   I\»tber
Sedwint aky.
itefom A. U. Morrison. J, P.. Kmll
Vltre. from llailavue, waa up on a
itwrge nf Nrt being In a condltJoM to
manage a team of horaea and waa fined |fi and <oat». Vk*or Andrmon
waa al tlw **»»# enurt tirottcht «i,* -';■
th» sama cterga and had to atmnp np
IS and roata.
A M. -Morrtoe* amm &*t*l; and
Mondny laat In Paatborg and rirtaMr.
iK/Mlns an Imju-**' mt tlw tootl,- ol
AU*% Iwofta^faad.
Hrnaat M«t1»BfM*II wa* br«»uirhl  In
»rwi» MH^an'a Wintn*t <anip Xo. I auC-
farlng from a oawi»ly rrwah»*1 lag,
wbtttb tKci»rrie«l tterowab Mng t-mtmttt,
batmean M» lfl*»    !!«• la hwiii«l ta»
,99%.      MMM-4*      l****tf.,*,. |
_ .     A MWHrfl <wi»n-iitr - • '* '
♦ Mitag pmyad at tha tlraad ttnJon W
Hold |»rlof» tn wkkh mmm vahM*fc» f
Hardware
Furniture
\V«t «ll! fiirnlidi jour luntsi-from iwllar to «arnit and at Ml-
torn pricos.   Call, write, phone or wlr*<,    All order* given
prompt attention.
If you are tatisffed. tall others.   If not satisfied, tall us.
Coleman
Alberta
F. M. Thompson Co.
"T*i« Quality ntorw'
mm
Wa rtttti vary mmk to 'Wpatt ihat I Wm* ttttmo* noti ***" *»« ■*••
form and tlm tratn. WM bap^Iy nsan-
ntsd to gat n hold on tko stifM aad
«a« dnwpd along nnttt tba train wna
atomsMi Ho fortunately oaongad wltk
nothing mora than a ahaking.
W. ltowa. ar.. lata sw-mrwd a nosttton
•**-   mm. J/^tgr^M^njm^^ ^^MJHHIJIM M__l ft %___. __________
wB ilVIOToP1 tWIfNWIWT IN   III  mRlS,
Ur,   V   fli«1«.   tntpnrtmr  for  tw*
• ^^HLMt'Jm^tttm*^ *jL*g Jl   I* I ^ ^m* 9^-t ^9^^J^^^9^^^^t\. g^*U*^ ^J^J^^^^
aaviw1 miri vt rw«mmaiiam amea
his rrtani«« l\naakaig ftom flcotlsmd
W« hofw to v* hfm aroond again In a
law daya,
mm R Thmnpaon. of tht Colombia
Hotel. Blko. |a flatting bar aiatar. Mrs.
T Damwi. of tha Pssabwrg HM«d
lff«i<t .-lff«;<.» XUrviiVilk *H-»»»ii-#i1 fTWn
..tt\,    MM)    *.*>     »i*^.*i*«»*»>
ainc** a* .aras*. l^wk of ardara ta tw
portfd to tm tb* f*«aa. Ikmofat, mi
b»va no kick rr»mlnt aa »h«i ha»#
*wnrftMl a««dy np »»l now.
Mr. Jaman Oortao tm fer
tliolla on FrHay. *»h*t* h# Is aoina
10atland tha lisfnatinwal owstmatkNi.
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. 0., JANUARY 24, 1914.
united mine workers of America
Call for
the Eleventh Annual Convention of
District 18.  U. M. W. of A.
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To the Officers and Members of District 18.
Greeting:
You are hereby notified that the Eleventh Annual Convention of District 18, will be held
in the Labor Temple, Lethbridge, on Monday, February 16th, 1914, commencing at 10 o'clock in the
forenoon.
Your delegate or delegates are particularly requested when booking Railway Ticket to pur-
chase a Single Ticket and ask the Agent to furnish a Standard Certificate. This is very essential
as arrangements for reduced return fares cannot be made unless a sufficient number of Standard
Certificates be procured.
We would respectfully refer you to Provisions embodied in The International Constitution,
also Art. 7, Sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 of District Constitution which fully explains matters pertaining
to the Convention.
Enclosed you will find Credential Forms arid you are requested to forward the original to
District Secretary-Treasurer not later than February 10,1914.
J. E. SMITH, President.
A. J. CARTER, Sec.-Treas.
New Role for Capital
By Lucien Saint isection which deals  with'the Sabor
WASHINGTON, " D.' C — That the -question is known as the "conditional
Unfilled States has 'reached a stage in cofaipensatdon" -provision. Its osp&ror
economic development:; at which the tion may be described as follows:
coming of gbvermim^Dt;;'Ownership of The workers are -paid, to start with,
tlxe 'big public: utilities Is a matter of 'an initial minimum wage; based on the
a few" years, and- strong government average prevailing wage-. The con-
contiroi is almost here, is the opinion sumer of *he iprodunt is <fliarged an
of offlcdais of the' adminlsibration as'^iniibiai maximum price. At the end of
wil as of members of the house and ithe fiscal year, and after aU interest,
senate.    The great railroad systems insurance and other charges are set*
We paq highest: Prices For
RAW
FURS
PRICE'S
Cream
Baking Powder
Pure, Hemlihful, Dependable
Its active principle solely
grape acid and baking
soda. It makes the food
more delicious and wholesome.   mmmmmmmmmmm_mmm
The low priced, low grade
powders put alum or Erne
phosphates in the food.
Ask Your Doctor About That
Colorado is no longer a part of the
United' States. Governor Aannwms and
Adjutant General Chase in command
of the state militia ihave admitted that
they care nothing for the rights guaranteed by the federal constitution*.
Tbey say they are running -the state
aa they please, which consists of denying every coal miner his constitutional
lights and allowing ithe coal operators
to mock tow and order.
Not tbe least nefarious act of the
anasttbists wbo rule Colorado Is 'tbe
denial of tbe mighft of free speech.
"Mother" Jones, 82-year-old angel of a
thousand coal camps, is the latest victim of tbls reign of anarchy in Colorado. A week ago she was deported
from Trinidad by (the orders of Governor. Amnions and bis dogs of war.
Only a few days ago she went to Trim-
idad againv was surrounded by 150 soldier®, forcibly taken to San Rafael hospital where she Is being held incom-
mundcado. Botii of these acts were
perpetrated by -the anili-Ma not because
"M-ottoer*' Jomea had. committed; aay
wrf-m**". n-O^ bwa-HfaAag-ha !had matlp, art
of the eastern part of the country, now
on their knees beJ5ore the Interstate
Commence Commission begging tor an
increase ia freight rates, are nearly
a unit in admitting tbat private capital can no longer make a profit running a public business. Furthermore,
the -teOeplhone trust, hard hit by tbe
exposures ot RepresetLtaUve D. J. Lewis, of Maryland, and tbe recommendation from one of Wilson's cabinet that
Uie government run tt, is seeing a
great iigM. Other corporate interests
are rapidly falling into line. State
capitalism appears to be imminent
Jit is pointed out by the Socialists
that there is nothing in this program
to benefit the workersiwho will actually -conduct the utilities under government ownership. Those .who are fame
Mar witb the Government's treatment
of Its employees know that in- many
respects it is behind -the private corporations, many of which have established (pension systems, accident insurance systems, "co-operative agreements, and the -Uke*.'     ,
The question of unionisation of government employees is always a press*-
iagoae and wben-ever It comes up the
bitterest kind bf opposition is manifested against it. Roosevelt's edict in
re <the unionization of the government
printing office shows bow great is the
strength of these anti-iabor influences
and what 'they can accomplish under a
dictatorial executive. Not even Lewis,
in .his proposal for .the government
ownership of the; wires, touches upon
the -labor, problem. Amd Lewis .is a
i^emiber of the "labor group" Jn congress, camrying a miners' union card.
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-Only one bill now before congress,
so'far as this correspondent Is aware,
grapples with the problem of labor
•under government ownership—surely
a problem vital to the cause of the
workers. This is the so-called P-olin-
dextier-Bry-ao. Alaska bill which will be
voted 'Upon probably in January. This
bill is ■based on a measure first drawn
by a Socialist, James Mackaye, author
of "Tho Economy of Happiness." The
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u» tfU tnppcn each
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M»tohifMtW*MiliMiaCu»da. Writat^day
tied, the managers of tho business will
find on their hands a sum of money
which is usually paid out to stockholders in the form of dividends and
back Into tbe business as a surplus.
This sum is called the dividend fund.
This fluid'is then divided between
the worker and tbe consumer, half
going to each. The individual worker receives a share of this fund proportioned to his initial minimum wage.
The individual consumer receives in
rebates a share of tbls fund proportioned to the amount of his purchases.
The final wage thus paid is deemed a
fair wage; and the final price thus
determined is deemed a fair price.
Reward Is Conditional
The scheme is called "conditional"
compensation because the wage received by the worker is conditioned upon
tbe value whioh he creates. Unlike
the fake profit sharing schemes ot
George W. Perkins and others tbe
worker's wage under conditional compensation does not depend on how
well he stands iwlth his employers nor
on how much he can, through his union, force' tbem to give up. It is an
automatic system whereby the wage is
adjusted -by the actual value which the
worker creates.
-When the' Potodexter-Bryan bill is
voted upon in the senate the country
will for the first time be able to see
how the "American House of Lords"
stands on the radical proposition, of
giving ithe worker' a good big slices of
the value of the 'product which his
skill and enengy creates. Many senators, both democratic and republican
alike, are all ready to launch -the United Sttes on a career of government
owmenship of the railroads of Alaska
■because they see ln such a program a
chance to open up the natural resources of that territory to capitalist exploitation. Few, however, see tho slg-
nlfilcanioe of the conditional compensation' scheme whioh some Socialists regard as a wedge which is entering into
the wage system and whioh, if driven
in hard enough, wiV split that unjust
system wide apart.
"*~ JOHN HALLAM, uhiteo im&^e*.
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incendiary speech, not because she
From Helen Keller To
' Moyer
(The following letter, written by
Comrade Helen Keller to Charles H.
Moyer, was sent to tbe Appeal to be
fonward-sd_fo-the,-deDorted_lfiafler_oUlutlon that shall rive freedom and
the Calumet strikers.    I have taken
had exercised her constitutional right'the liberty of making a copy ot the
to say what she wanted when she I letter and printing it in the Appeal
wanted, but because the operators did I that all of our readers may catch the
not want her to Trinidad and because 'inspiration from these words of our
the anarchist governor of Colorado wonderful woman comrade, inspired
bad taken the law into his own hands by -iho outrage committed by the Citl-
and ordered her not tto enter the dtrlke zens' All-lanes in the, attack on the
There are Judges and courts at Trinidad charged with prosecuting those
who break the laws, but these offictels
have be-cn supplanted bv a military
tribunal which exercises despotic (powers and robs those seized by tiie soldiers of every safeguard of the law.
The (trewtment of mew arrested (*
cruel in the extreme.   Thev "are 'h*M
■president of the -We^tbrn Federation
of Miners. When.IShink of the obstacles surmounted by. Helen Keller, It
becomes to me a • prophecj of what
m'uo:* is yet to accomplish in surmounting the obstacles in the path to freedom and happiness.)
Mr. Charles H   Moyea, President of
sane  t*.tei..tra FMierauon of Miners;
Dear Mr. Mdye-r—I have Just read
in so'itary ccmtlneme-nt In the Jails, fed $e Enable account of tha tragedy in
on -tihe rCoreat frod. dtnled any rlpM
to se© friew'fl or lawyers or even to
ta-'tk among themselves,
The horrors of these military Jails
will not bq known until, some power
of justice releases the men who wro
fa-v Embjftcted to Hs tortures. Only
when fear forces these cears in uni-
form to release a victim does auy pant
of Mie truth become known.
The murders of strlk-firs bv the murderous eusrd* hnvo been untouched bv
this tribunal,   Tbe paid murderers ot
taaim-tit, aud ot the outrage .ntg.*cted
upon ycu and Mr. Tanner. I am filled
with sympathy for you and tor tne
we..i,).iig mothers, and with IndlgnaUon
afeauiiiott ihe injusJce which you have
uv! «iuacr>.i... i um sending ,»ou a check
to hela> the strikers in their heroic
SMluMole.
'ii.if mere i wink of it, the less
crcd.b;-o it «ee-ms to mo that such
brave men should bo denied tbe simple thln«B tliey ask Tor—more broad,
more a.r, more sunliglit, more know
Suoh a state of things cannot, must
-not, last. Sooner or later we must
bring about the great Industrial rervo-
llght to all men. They shall win the
world who most need the world, who
most need its resources, who give tbe
strength of their bodies and brains
that all may live. Their wants, their
hunger, their solidarity shall prevail
against all the forces of capitalism.
I, wish you and your comrades Godspeed lii your splendid fight. Upon
your success depends the success of
the workers to assert tlieir rigHts, to
strive for justice, more sane conditions of life.   Fraternally yours,
HELEN KELLER.
IS "DIVIDING  UP" UNPOPULAR?
the coal oiwwtom dn manv inetmnccsj^ge md joy ^ thelr m\9 0Mi. It
row -w-pflT he un-lfoum of he. mutlwiBl, mm nr0 ©ouragcoHs nocording to tho
RiiaiHl of Colorado. Ths military tTl-lri*k« they run to fulfill worthy tasks,
iHwial l» * "court" for ths ourpooo ot iiim the m\Mn are among the braves*
oppression and tyrsnny. Cstr Clrase roen in the world. PV>r do thoy not
and Wi lltsksp-lttles tnke m*pn who have T\%\, ^elr lives daily in tho labyrinth
c*-a*rre of Mrs canitpii In order to him- .tunnels of tbo earth, that we may
twr the p^ceful conduct of tbe strike. have ,lM tomiort*. the sptendo, ths ro-
Thsy aeek to tonwUe by wrre*Ung f|nem*nt of ©IvllluUlon? And what
snd Jailtag those iwflw are needed by u0 mey receive tor their labor? A
tho •fcrlkwa to adviae and counsel. inere living .irage, or less tlmn a living
Tho suspension of th« constitution | wage! It to .Inconceivable tbat such
In Colbmdo. tho outrage* of the mill- valuable, necessary labor should be
tary authorities, the open advocacy by ao lil r-awavdod; and U ts monstrous
(lovemar Amnion* of anarchy In Routt that men—Another men—should at
county, Colorado, has shown the ur- command go willingly to kill the work-
geney of an immediate and full con- ers If tbey but lift their heads and ask
titwkmiitml iuiiuttAvuSikni ot Uiv btrlko tor uiopo of ihe wealth that they hare
situation, : produced.   How can any one look on
' Tho Treasury Department at Wasli-
Ington spates th*a.t when It announced
that the money per capita of the country amounted to $35, lt received thousands of applications from all parts
of the country requesting that the
amount be forwarded to the applicant.
They 'evidently thought "dividing Up"
time had come around.
It's Ignorance, of course, but in Just
suoh Ignorance lies the safety of bur
present economic system.
It is safe to say every such applicant, when ho finda the tnbney not.
forthcoming, will conclude that be Is
being defrauded of his "rights," cuts
a llttlo, and lot it go nt that Or if
vrnnebody come* around and tells him
he Is a blamed fool for expecting Jt,
he won't argue the point, but will hang
hts head and look sheepish.
And it ia also safe to aay thai
among the thousand* of »ueh atppM-
obtiAi, there waa not a single SoolaitisL
The fellows that requested the
Treasury Department to forward their
PW captoa a*e tbe my fellows who accuse Socialist* of wanting to divide up,
and who Invariably vote tor candidate*
of one or other ot the capita-Met parties.
Uut the fact remains, nerettbetosa,
thai dividing up la by oo mmm an
unpopular Idea. On tne oonwary.it is
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That word "confiscation' doo*.i'< luiuty for davelopoieut, atupefJed, arm
sound half as fierce to you a* It did. od with their rage, tbe workers fling
Now, honest, doe* it? themeelvea against their chains?
Indifferently, while, starved of opi»M excsedingly popular,    Any miitlcal
^^   ^   ^^   ^gtOTjj^onJjy   (felt
the Idea throughout the country that
the Treeaury wae ahout to dole out
the "per «w>Ra' could swamp that de-
paint-meat wkh aiUMon* of application*.
The Idea of dividing «P nay be attributed to Socialist*, but Its spread tn
tti* form ia not likely to cause can).
tailsia to view with alarm. On the
■rowtwry, t-h-tty regard tt aa a bandies*
eke, liam'eea because of the coonom-
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RIGHT PRINCIPLE: WRONG START
To mlieve th* tfiouannda of atarvlwr
uu«mploytd in Chloaco, the city and
ooui^t offWala, in conJunoUou with
the !o«al labor union teadera. will
ftterit a chartn of *»tonH In irhWi ftwd
will bit eold at the «wt ef production.
mtaftly among alii of the prowoUra
of (Me idea there lan't a atnt'-e SooiaL
Wt. tua. uv**-nu*o*vmo, ww,* •• ott. tun*
vtmvr'tim rt-fi"n\'u.*.or\ f>T «t\i> profit %o-
Hiillet tmtli "xmong them in oonneetton
mm thia lilm. It I* the elimination
of wwfit.
Of flouree, Ihoae who eeM tbe etnff
to Mie fhaln of atoree wIM make a
fimfM nn tt"o frsTtmrt'-Mi, Bnt. the
mon* itommirm wtil not. tto far «a
ooealMe, therefore, profit will be eHm-
ineted.
The extetieion of thia idee to all pro*
ductton ia the real solution of the unemployed problem.
IM »H goode be cold et the coat of
fmvfttHlon. and unemployment dleap-
iwa-rn. and not only uncmpioym-pnl, tnn
poverty elao.
Tl-b ii..*.ui--. Uu: isliui'.iu-lluu uf pro
Mt. mi<l, iiin>Uv<l utiiiwtiiiily. It m-mm
»he »twl'««on of tbe profit *r*it*m and
tbe ovf-rtiwiw ot m^taMam.
It. u !ipraHa« of Uia profit ayetem
tt*it tho ifn^mpfojred and atarrfn*. or*
* wrwii,'»i«"nt ft-Mnf* «A .pieaeeMay a»-
tU*% \mi -rnhM H tme «* onemploy'
m*rr fn otorj otvf tn th* Vnton ee mm
ea riiir»to.
It '■•• not a Porlallat meaawr*—that i*
to my, d*l'b*T«»lv **n4 coaatrtaoaiy
ao.   Tfut withal, the prleelple la tor-
J. J. HIXON
(Late of Hixon and Ferguson)
Call up phone No. 67 for repairs to burst plpss and all
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reel. Thoufh In a amnll and Iropor
feci w»y, it racoffnitea the naceaaRy of
nM)i*i'iiiit i\,T*ri,X a* an h.iiUl rt«p. Pvuli
tt to the limit, to atMllab all pri\*te
profit in fim/tvoflrm, nnA th* tmoto-
played fn<»etikm ia ec^vn-fl. Th*i prln*
elpie ia all right, hot UM beginning
ha* twee made at the wrong end. lite
nmtlKion tof prlrnte profit, te he ef«
toctito. meet bedK in th« factory. wUl
■nd wark-ihop, mn& flnl«b wp at the
"obatft of *torta." Then, and not en-
tit UM»kt« »iU it'4*fcu->*»»loi U4tul 4ut*ii.*»i|»i*.
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There will ba iio prob'em mt the un-
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>a Caat jwur old party vote ea the po-
Itteel wltera, and at Uie next strike
it mill rctiMn iu jw« in Dmi form of *
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By Emma Hutching *
The Boston Poet ot November 12
■mentions the appointment of Miss
Alice Grady .to iho Advisory Council
of the "American Society of Thrift."
This appointment was made by S. W.
Straus (-president' of S. W. Straus &
Oo„ bankers, of New York and CM-
cage,. The Post further states in this
■connection:
"Work is under way for a national
campaign -for thrift from the Chicago
headquarters of the society. It promises, to enMst the forces of si-Mi^ol,
cJwirch, rostrum and the co-operative
organizations of farmers, m--eiwi.aii.xi3
and women in a great national effort
to arouse -the American people to
greater lnddv-ldual -thrift"
Other strong statements in the article are as foltows:
"Individual thrift is Mr. S. W.
Struas' -hobby."
"The prevailing spirit In the United
States once was that of thrift. Today
we are a tprodligal nation. The maxims
of Poor Ridhaid are forgotten. Th-nMit
means more -than saving. It means
earning, working, .planning, increasing
as well as conserving. We find -that
today -too little is being taught that
beairs diireeOy upon thrift."
"There is no doubt tbat-a billion
dollars is spent every year by the
peoiple of the United States on indulgences which not only cannot be dt&-
■sonibed as sane pleasure, but which do
■positive physical and moral harm." .
"Thrnift does not mean that one
shall deny -himself food and clothing.
Thrift, aims ait cutting out the things
that are not sensible and useful, and
thereby .-making for a better people
and government" *
"Thrift is not a mere, foroed rule.
It Js a virtue; it is a principle, therefore is not an affair of the pocket, .but
an affflilr of cha.raicter Thrift is not
n-iggardliness, but-wisdom."
"Our American Governmienit gives
all classes an equal-chance. Equality
of opportunity i<s tiie foundation of
American, democracy. Why uot have
■thrift taught in ithe public ■schools', beginning in the primairy grades?"
.This ia a timely article, and tihe peo-
arejpramoted to the higher grades^
They should also be taught the
great gain* to the country and to
each individual it tihe workers should
become thrifty and cut off 'this Insane
indulgence, and spci,d tn.* *-j d„-., „ ...*; ■
000 for their own sane (pleasures and
sane living.
*i« begin with, after a few years of
such thrift one would be able to go
through any large city, ana th*rous'A
all the country without finding a slum
section, and .without <fin(Kng a'-a-n-gle.
child working in a factory., Bach
one of <tbe children in any grade
would be able to wear dainty clothing, and could think of going to a
■comfortaibte home, and could expect
plenty of nourishing food.
Each one of the children would be
able to do his best jit studying <a-nd
fitting 'himseilf *or life, for there would
not be one trying to study on an
emfljty stomach or with uhtended and
decayed teeth, or with strained eyes.
Bach child could look forward to
whole hours of the teacher's -time,
should it be needed in order that he
might do the very best work. Each
child cculd look forwa*rd to auto rides
and trolley > rides out into pleasant
parks or graasy meadows, or shady
woods, or. to, the sandy seashore.
Each cflilld would know tihe feel of
the waves -over ite feet, and would
understand -bow to make daisy "chains
-Surely, let ua't-eaci) them tihat In
the schools. Teach it to the Ubcle
starveltog-a «rom tixo slums. They
would und-erstand.
Then -there is 'that other tidy little
lt«m of over $500,000,000 spenjt every
year in war, -preparation for war, and
in paying, debt-s incurred in pasitTv-m-*.
Rather an insane indulgence, is it not,
to pay 9500,000,000 for the doubtful
pleasure of being, fed on rotten ro°.s't.
or wearing iikltitih.g and wreftdied
shoes, 'of bearing insults from snobbish offiieero, and perihaips of llriee-ring
for daya in horrible agony on the chilli
ground between t.wo lines of battle-
mad men; all the jovs and pleasures
of life lost for tihis insane indulgence
of giving mp all of life to protect tor
some man an accumulation of jumper-
pie of the country will do well to heed , tv -wh-'ch (he does not np-e^. pod wWih
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the (warning and1 profit by the teaching which is to come. The American
people, once co thrifty, have lost 'their
-thrift. They-spend a large sun» pv-^v
year on indulgences thai are not sane
pleasures ibut Insane pains. But -the
$1,000,000,000 mentioned will, not cover
this w-a^te. There ie -that one item of
some-thing over $3,000,000,000 of the
iweaith prodiuced every year,'which tho
American people spend -nn th*» indulgence of 'having a few millionaires and
bilKonalres.    •    '
This having a few millionaires on
one's back is not a sane pleasure. This
indulgence should be cut off, and tbe
children tn the prlm'iirv «• t' i-v. <s
sl'ould be taught the evil of this in-
dulgence, and they should be taught
Jt-te-JS^son-and^utofiBeasonTHTaiey
gives him no sane pleasure. This $500.-
000.000 -added to Jhe $3,000,000,000 now
sucked as dividends, and' every year
apent for,-the .best good and *h-* «■■>*>*■.
iPlePiaure of ail the. people -who pro-
d-uoed the wealth, would make a -paradise of tihe wfoblo land.
Teach the chlldiren that, but don't
ww!t till -they get to the primary
school."for no onfe knows what kind
of thrift .will be taupht there. Sing it
to the baby, even before it can un-
d-^rs+a-nil*.' Sing bf. th* b]*s«'ri?s.+'bp/t-
come to every one from this thrift
which Is wisdom. And from that day
ori teanb thrift, true thrift, the thrift
that shall make of this fair land a
country that shall rive Its best to all
tihe people, «^Lj>rlYllee^_tQ-4!oae.—
From Colorado
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Carboadala  j. Mitchell. Carbondala, Colaaian, Alta.
Canmora Mlchaal Warns, Cannon, Alta.
Colaman ...,3, Joboitona. Colaman, Alta.
OorWn. 1, Jooaa, Corbin, R C.
Chinook Mima,. Jaa. Hono, Cblnook, via Diamond City, Alta.
Dlamofld Cltf 1 R. Thornhlll, Diamond City, tanti*»rldf-a.
Kerala Thos. Uphill, ftrnla, B. C
Frank ftvnn Morgan, rrinU, Alta.
Hoanar. W. nalderstooa, notour, U. C
Hilleraai. Jaa, Gorton, Hlllerwt, Alta.
Uthbrfdfft 1.. Moora, I'll Sliib Avan-aa. K. Uibbrtilge.
I.«tlib-lil»a ColllirlM.. Prank narHngbatn, Coalhurtt, Alta.
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DENVER, Colo., Jan. 20.—(Special).
—Probably the most pernicious lie
ever circulated hy the capitalist class,
that sent out by the coal operators to
the effect tbat the disaster at the Vulcan mine, New Castle, Colorado, was
the result of a labor plot, was nailed
by tbe coroner's Jury which found that
violation of the State coal mining laws
by the Rockefeller coal interests of
the State caused the death of thirty-
seven men.
The horrible catastrophe had no
sooner happened tban officials of tho
corporations started the story that the
explosion was caused by sympathizers
with the coal miners who have tied up
the mines by a strike.
The strike of tbe Colorado coal min*
ers conducted by tbe United Mine
Workers of America under the auper-
vision of International Vice President
Prank J. Hayes has been so aucceasful
that the Wall street Interests were
able to produce but 20 per cent of ttelr
normal tonnage ot conl In November.
Thia waa the highest percentage
reached since the strike began Sep.
terober 23 and tbo coal barona are
desperate.
No despicable act haa been left undone to break the spirit o( tbe men.
Hundreds of Baldwin-Felts thugs and
gun men were brought Into the State
to intimidate and tyrannise tbe miners. Although they murdered striking
miners in cold blood tbe men stuck
and the operators wero forced to have
the atate mllltla sent to tbe field to
commit greater outrages. Strlkera
were arrested wholesale without
cau*o or right. Guards kept them
awake flvo and alx nlgbta at a stretch
in the hope that, driven almost Insane,
these men Would sign fake confession*
to ertmea they knew nothing about.
Baldwln-Pelu gun men were enlisted
in the mllltla and the aoldlera togan
looting honaes, Insulting women and
aa a climax perpetrated tha fiendish
outrage of making Andrew Colnar, a
bumble Croatian, dig Ua own gravt.
Hut with all of tbla tha spirit of the
miners waa not to ho broken.
Driven to desperation, the coal op-
eratora have risked the Uvea of Uuu.
dreds of men In their effort to get out
coal. Cotton pickers, free lunch grab-
ben and hundreda of otbera who
kacw nothing about mining coal wart
sent Into the mlnea. These men violated all or tbe lawa of th* Stat* ra*
Brdlng practices within the min*.
ils fact and the utter disregard of
thn lawa by the coal corporations, sent
thirty-seven men to tnair denth In an
exptoalon at th* Vulcan mine at New
Castle two weeks *m
■   Knowing full well that th* tatlt of
' t-JiitiiUs.*.** mi Otitis men -anti their own
disregard of 8t«i« U*» tauaed th* explosion, theae moral coward corpora.
(Uoa tools of Wall atreet started a report that th* explosion wa* the result
' a plot of union aympathisers. Bel-
State Mine Inspector Oberdine, on Oc*
tober 24, were not complied witb.
Throughout the inquest the evidence
indicated that the men were in the
habit bf smoking cigarettes and pipes
and.that because >they were not experienced coal miners tbey violated
many laws of tbe State regarding
practices within the mine.
Under the law the men should have
been provided with copies of the State
mining statutes, This tbe company,
the verdict says, failed to do.<
A further requirement of the law Is
the posting ot notices printed in the
various languages represented in the
mine. This, the jury found, was not
done.
The utter disregard of capital for
human life and the belief tbat they can
mllK the working man of bis very
heart and soul as long aa he produce*
wealth and then sentl him to Ills death
la shown by the Insulting offer of tbe
Rocky Mountain Fuel Company to contribute $7R toward the funeral expenses of the dead. Capital has gotten all
lt can out of these men. They become
real philanthropicn, In their minds,
when they offer to bear part of the
funeral expenses. Tbe widows and orphans of these men who wero killed by
the operators' nexUnence can starve.
Andrew Conor, a humble Croatian, dig
his awn grave.
"Jim the Greek," shot In the leg and
helpless, was chained to the bed in
a Denver hospital; then forced to ride
eight hours to Trinidad and thrown
into jail where he is in a critical condition.
The homes of three striking miners
at Vaidoz were nobbed at the point
of guns."'* ...      ■■ „
Guz Martinez was taken from a sick
bed and arrested. He was placed in
a military tent hospdtal at Walsenburg
where his condition became worse and
he was thrown into jail. There, because he would not comply with the
requests of the militiamen'to "scab"
in .the mines, he was placed in a
damp cellar, where he contracted
pneumonia and rheumatism and diea.
To show their authority, the militia
arrested Mrs. L, R. Burns, a gray
haired old woman, for singing a strike
song after six o'clock in the evening
and sentenced her to 60 days in jail.
The miilitia have arrested scores of
striking miners as "military" p-risouv
ers, held them incommunicado and
kept them awake five and six nights
by jabbing them in the feet with bayonets and throwing cold water on
-tbem.'.They tried to drive these prisoners to insanity and false confessions. Many of them were promised
freedom if they would "scab" in the
mines. ■.*>
Anarchist Ammons has been provided with affidavits of these and even
more terrible outrages of the militia.
Fie promised to act if this proof were
furnished. He could not keep this
promise and please the coal operators so he has done nothing
"Thei position of this wholly incompetent governor of Colorado is shown
in an editorial of The Denver Express
of January 5.
"As an advocate of anarchy Governor Ammons merits the severest
condemnation of every man*, woman
and child in Colorado who believes in
the cardinal principles of liberty upon
which the government of 'this state
and nation ls founded.
"And Ammons is nothing less, nothing more, than AN ADVOCATE OF
ANARCHY.
"Por he has openly given his complete approval of the lawless movement among Routt county citizens u>
drive striking union ooal miners from
their homes, because they have dared
to exercise their constitutional right
to quit work as a protest against inhuman -and unsafe conditions.
"He gave it in this wise:
"'So long as the citizens of Routt
county make no attempt to drive the
strikers from the state, I don't see
why 'they should be prevented from
putting them out of the country."
"There you have It right off the bat
from AMMONS, ANARCHIST.
"He's the man who has prated about
law) enforcement ind has enforced the
law against the miner whilst'the three
coal barons, who brag they control 95
per cent of the output In Colorado,
have been allowed to mock organized
authority. (The federal grand jury report furnishes ample authority for
this.)
"And when a mob threatens to deport citizens, the governor encourages
the mob and offers no prqtectlon_tBL
-fche-dtizeng-ne^-Owdrn to" serve.
"What use is there in organized labor of Colorado hoping for anything
from suoh a public disgrace?- Why
should it complain of the acts of the
mllltla iwben they know the militia is
acting In perfect accord at all times
with Ammons' misconception of Ms
duties and disregard for his oath of
office?"
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DENVER, Colo., Jan. 20.~(Spec!*l».
—Governor Ammons' advocacy of anarchy in Routt county and the deportation from Trinidad of ".Mother"
Jones, 82-year-old anxel of the coal
oamps, has further proved the necee>
•Ity of a full congressional Investigation into the Colorado coal strike.
Darkest Russia with all her -despotism never new the rights of the labor-
1« people trampled in the dust with
suoh titter dlaregard aa in Colorado
since the itrlke of the coal miner*
hcasn September n.
Oovemor Ammons, a recognixed
mental weakling wholly incompetent
to fill th* •secotive chair, haa proved
a willing toot tor Uie ooal operator*.
He haa enroreed every law ajrainst
tho ntlMra aad ooosolentlously allowed the operators to mbek law ami order,
(lentral Cfcaae, lntoxloal«l with hU
oreratinatod idea of nHMary authority and drank with tlw flattery of hia
htmtm, the coal operator*, haa prac
tlied tyrannic* on Ut* aulklng miner? which are beyond tlw conception
of a law abiding ottlsea.
The mask that the military won*
■mil to ftuutbwii, Colorado to prompt*
th* pew*! hea long sine* lienn provwi
a mockery.   Tbey were **M there to
iBMCRktat* tn tfl-IW****  *o ttt*n*n o***t<
■era, to ebooc tbem tf
It is the custom of newspapere, In an
effort to boost the heck to tihe farm
■movement and thus relieve tthe looters
of the oity of the problem of unemployment which thoy themselves havo
•orea-ted. to boa*t of big crops a* evidence of the pros/perlty of the fawner.
The departm-ent of agriculture, however, has lately been figuring on the
1913 crops, and make* eome interefft-
ing d*le-H>veirles.  It says:
In round numbers It is estimated
(that the total tem value of a41 crops
for 1913 Is $6,100,000,000. The total
farm value n*t animals sold and slaughtered and of animal -produ-rto Is $3.-
650.000.000, making an estimated total
of the gross value of farm products of
19.750,000,000.
It is roughly estlmitH thflt of tho
1913 crop, valued at $6,100,000,000, 82
mer wirt will ivcrt bo ro'd, but will remain on the farms whore It i« nrodm-r-
rt. This wl'l rftdurfl'-'tlie «*§"m<»te*I
cash sale* of farm crops to $2,939,000,-
000,
Of the total animal product It Is es-
ttmstivl that 20 p«»r cent will be con-
«wm*d on the farms, and that mwo*.
'n'ntely 80 iter cent w"l ri-tmaen* o**»h
mit* amounting to $2,939 oon.ftoo. To-
fm{ um .<***#-) mles will, therefore, be
$8,817,000,000.
It must be rem-fimbwod. however.
that the number of faiws <lo*« not
«)ver the to*«ii numbrr who *«rk on
the farm*.   There are two million or
mw farm laborer*.  Tliwo hi** iwr- >
b*p» fir* or alx million bov* who wt^rk j
on tbe -farm. In addition to the f^rm«r« I
who o»tt lu  The In-come, If avenged j
between all of theme, would be found
to be about $200 a y<mr,   Of r*mir*«. |
noma get more than that.   But more \
fatto**. I
Tho lot of tbe farmor la anything
hot deairafel-n under m-piwllam. And !
If ho trie* to do better, In aceordan^ ;
witb tb* advice of the nHnipub^m!
of the farm p«Hn«t, We Iner-weM :
-crop, a* shown by th* agricultural de-'
mrftrmit. nefte for leaa than tbe ama'l-
or crop did,—A.w*«l to Rmmhi.
CLAIM TO •■ AILt TO MAKf
•OFT OR HARD COKE AT WILL
Steam Heated Throughout                                             Electric Lighted
THE KING EDWARD HOTEL
J. L. GATES, Proprietor
Fernie, B. C.
The Leading Commercial Hotel of the City
Rates $2.50 per day                                                    Fire Proof Sample
With Private Bath $3.00                                         Rooms in Connection
Imperial Bank of Canada
H&AD OFFICE. TORONTO
Capital Authorised ..   $10,000,000     Capital Paid Up       MW.000
Reserve and Undlvld- Total Asset*      7%000/WO
ed Profits       8,100,000
0. R. WIlKIt, Presides HON. ROBT JAFFRAV, Vle*-Pr*e.
BRANCHES   (,<•   RRITISH COLUMBIA
Arrowxeed Cranbrook, Fernie, Golden,  Kamloops,  Michel.  Nelson...
Revelstoke, Vancouver and Vlctorlv
SAVING! OtPARTMINT
IMcrcst allowed *n deposit* *i e«»rrent rate from dat* *f depeett.
PERNIE BRANCH .   ' *• M- <>WirN' MtM»*'
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OF COMMERCE
•m BOMtnro walkrr. cv.o, lud. d,cu ttuum
JOtlNAIRI)    ^^
ALEXANDER LAIRD
Oemral Manager
I2f
u-r-'i iiii- ^.'..wj*. *,.' i,U ami open*
or*.
T**> have served their pnrpoae
well, Thei have ourani(f«d oatragea
nnheard of In clvillted c*oonlri*a.
Theee mtMtlantfin, mnny of them n-
•j
J. Moeller. A I'nlon court, tendon, <
K. C, and II. C. Wolteretk, Ooe#n J.
Ann**« rbemb*™, WMtmlnst«»r, fl. \V„ j
l**mdwi, Bnginnrf, li»v«< eorured a tlrlt-
Uh natMit which reMtea to th* fiver- j
nicirt of tm\. ft»Wfin*t. Btark and th* >,
Ilk* In mUtable rrtorta h*M<#<t from'
. :Lt. u^vwuo, miiti *•• and onwtt tot** {
l»|(H1i»-^*i«M*nH«-nrf (irfvfT, ,•'* 1,- A * 1" *>■
t rmtttttt
•Mwrnted fwm th* on»»'d«». It htm
Nam found that iwal, eoal*dti«(. »Hck,
MenH** »»d **Nr mlstr-i!?**-.! f»Atrtt'
neeooa material, whw treats In »Ih»
iwforta with enwr-t'wit-Ml •»«»iim at a
■*«m»i«w*»w»  ot   itm to   rm   .»* <"m-«
CAPITAL, 818,000,000        REST, $12,500,000
SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS
!nt*r*at at ttt* cwrrwit nf It «lloired on alt deposit* of |I natf
opwards. Car*fttUu*ntlon la fiv*n to *v*ry account Small accent*
are welcomed   Account* njay b« optnwl nnd operated by mail.
A *.Mtwt.   0*<**l  V*   t*099.9-9  fr   •<*.;   ;:;.,''.:•.;:,   i,   ,.iv   v.   t.ittttr  j*-*tnM1*f
■tiMiArvtw-tM io \*r wndr tij on;- onr of iVm i«r 1^' l).>i- j*m thw.
C A, «. UAOH, Manner PlftNlf BRANCH
•ti
■ 'i'.r ft*.* 9* mwi» .uMtuntMis attempt to discredit tabor \mtt mad*
by capital. Rot It wa* on* attempt In
which they failed. An Impartial coroner's jury fixed the blame and fixed
it where It belonged.
The Jury summonso at Ulenwood
Spring* by Coroner O. A. Hopkins ro-
• turtuHt » vetJU l chnrtting that tbr
blaat waa duo to the negligence of the
' f"orvi»n l^»«!«)f Compfiny. a, au'jsl-4Ut>
<of ih* Rofky Monnisln Fool Comimnt
The verdlet recites that the op*rat
or» were n^glig^nt In th»t they did no?
i sprinkle th* mini* prwperfr. that they
.permitted the nte of opon lights, that
, smoking by th* mon wwt i>*nn!nf
sad that tbe firing of shot* whll# Ihr
'mm Ki'X-y uu du*.> U lb* min* waa *
common practice.
}   The ventlct furfur rttcltc* that th* j
i rt'cnmmvndatlau    ntad# kby    llepnty J
Of nenver *nd other large olUea. com
ntHtad the fiendUb nutragn of making
Hi*.**** »^.u*.«*Mii.t ie iwkwf rapidly comnantlvn j
'o th* prevent tn-thort*. ard a l*rser'
amouH of th* volatlfe pruwftic'a !« oh. |
♦alnivf.  The temoMnwre of tho t4i**m i
fn b* n«»d and the duntlon **t ib*i
nrnrr-n* doiwoiln anon tin* niMMii «>f
lh* rtwl 'or tthrr mat^rfil i<tffo.   |i
U «-<iiia»h tionotiA.i*i oif*n 'Vi* fi**'" "■*
'.!•• » .-wn ,•n^'■lV^,'f•^, sir' "'■*•» <«•' u«-J
♦« oMain i mh* ttt a pot'or <*r t-iM- ►
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MTIfilOW-d   Hi   »   low   (»r»>'*'-«llt**     to.    *
mnttimvm   rr***t»'«w ot tiur  'n  f ■ •
t*-«•).«.»*   r»r «n*f«'l".   $-ri11li-.ff,'   -,i  ■.').•.*
»b#» *U"*m In t*mn tlnimsh iU<
b*«i*«»r and motmnttnii    fn fin-
| t*o*l  1*0*110  Ip   ffirff. rt   %   t'i ■* '■
ht* #$o>t* in »4vaitaeM»«i«fv *n ,<*>.■>-■'■■•
■.-,',{■, H» *wr t*ont r»f t**-\*t*r. '"   -<A\''-%i
I r^ae It nwv be r*nim#if Imo tho m'.-
I '<!«   viittfl.   ttv^   »<H  p*foi1llff>  <l   f-tt"  ••'
j a   aun^-nr  on*lltv.->*Ttna   f***v»1   tr-i
lOok* 0|*rttar and l%*l M*ga*?««-.
HomeBank^Canada
,\ ,',,'\9,y,t n, *,»*■ .i'A.nr * tii <>;>«•>• •"» *»-.m"* ,h:is.hiuX
with tht Homo Itonk. brarJnt fiiil t'«nt;»«UB<l Int-wie*
-• »*h* M-»f|...> 1,,'Y : y T;.;.* ••> .-*• ^*'.^*v*i*v>*
<'*:) ai iJk i,c4i' d «'tf '»• <»f !-'.♦' i*..'«»k, *r»*,i*-;ff j«jut
•itn\i.tuTt* *itd eddrc-Mi. pay tn ono doltur »n4 r*t* lv*
»*f»*ir p*** Iwt""'1*
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HEAD OFFICE AND TODAMTnjAM" MAION
KINS BRANCHES IN I V/I^WlN I V/C»««rsl Maaag*
ffAWCUCS AHO CQUUfcCTKM**   IhhuuuMou? CANADA
4n r. MACDONALD, Manager
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. 0„ JANUARY 24, 1914.
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All our better grade of
man tailored, hand finished Coats, for Misses and
Women reduced. These
Coats are the very newest
of this season's styles.
They are -silk lined and
well finished. Sizes Ki to
40. Tlio reductions are as
follows:
$12.50 Coats for. ...$9.50
$15.00 Coats for...$10.50
$20.00 to $22.50 Coals
for $15.00
$25.00 to $27.50 Coats
for $17.50
$30.00 Ooats for...$20.00
$35.00 mn] $40.00 Coats
foi- $25,00
$60.00 Coats for,',.$37,50
LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S UNDERWEAR
REDUCED TWENTY PER CENT
Three tables in the centre aislu of the Dry Goods
section filled with Underwear. Tliey are in white
and natural, in combinations and separate garments, in all wool, silk and wool, and wool and
cotton mixed. Pick them out and have the clerk
take off 20 per cent from the original prices.
Week End Special 20 per cent off
LADIES',  MISSES AND CHILDREN'S AVIATION CAPS, TOQUES AND HOODS REDUCED
A full line of all colors and color combinations
in the late styles of Hoods, Toques and Aviations.
Priced Specially at 20 per cent off
LADIES' TOP SKIRTS, $2.95
A special lot of well fitting Skirts, made of good
serviceable material in Blue and .Black, all sizes.
Worth $4.00.
Weed End Special $2.95
LADIES' ALL WOOL SERGE DRESSES
$5.00 each
The colore are Black, Navy, Copenhagen Tan and
Black and White Shepherd Check.   They are made
with turn down collar and long sleeves, trimmed
with satin trimmings.
Priced Specially at each : $5.00
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Children's Dark Tweed Suits, two piece, with plain or bloomer
pants, made in double or single breasted style.
Regular $3.00 Suits at  $2.25
Regular $4.50 Suits at  $3.25
Regular $5.50 Suits at '  $4.50
Regular $G.00 Suits at  $4.95
Regular $7.50 Suits at  $5.90
Buy your boy his Spring Suit now; you can save money
BOYS' OVERCOATS AND REEFERS TO CLEAR
Very attractive prices will be placed on ihe balance of our Boys'
Winter Overcoats and Reefers.
Regular $4.50 Overcoats at   $3,50
Regular $5.00 Overcoats at  $3.90
Regular $0.50 Overcoats at  $5.25
Regular $7.50 Overcoats at  $6.00
Regular $8.50 Overcoats at  $6,75
These are money saving values
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Children's and Boys' Reefers in Scarlet, Navy, Shepherd's Check
and Pawn. These are very popular and dressy garments. The sizes
range from 3 years to 6 years.
Saturday Only
Regular $4.00 Boys' Reefers at $3.10
Regular $4.50 Boys' Reefers at $3.50
Regular $4.75 Boys' Reefers at $3.75
Regular $5.50 Boys' Reefers at $4.25
Don't fail to see these; they are beautifully tailored
BOYS' ODD PANTS
This will be Boys' W'eek, and as all boys will be interested in our
Odd Pant Sale we will make the prices very attractive.
Regular 75c Knickers only, at 50c pair
Regular $1.00 Knickers or Bloomers, at 75c pair
/   Regular $1.25 Knickers or Bloomers, at 95c pair
Regular $1.50 Knickers or Bloomers, at $1.20'pair
It will be worth while laying ih a stock at these prices
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low prices on Oranges. As a food value they cannot be surpassed. Buy them by-the ease or'half
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Halt' ease, containing 100. , .. ■ $1.90
One case' .A...y "."  3.65
Fresh Rilled Chicken    ....... per lb. .23
Family Mixed Biscuits :,. .. per lb. .15
Molasses Snaps !' 2 lbs. .25
National Soda Biscuits '■'.-.: 2 Ibi tin .25 .
2 in-1 Shoe Black" 3 tins .25
Shredded'Wheat Biscuits- per package .10
Bulk Cocoanut ,-  per lb. .25
Robertson's Chocolate Creams ..... per lb. .35
Robertson's Chocolate Creams ... 1 lb. box .35
Nice Large Oranges , per doz. .25
Fish Fillets 2 lbs. .25
lU'd Seal Pure Jam ". .'• ,, v. per tin' ,50
Chivers' Pure Jam ;.,.. per tin - .65
Imperial Prepared Mustard 16 oz. .20
Red Cross Pickles 18. oz. .25
Simcoe Pork and Beans, 3's  2 for 55
Baby's Own Soap, small size 2 doz. .35
Castile Soap   8 bars .25
Canned Pumpkin  2 tins '   .25
PATENT MEDICINE SPECIALS
Cas*boria per bottle .25
Seidlitz Powders  per box .15
Winslow Soothing Syrup   .20
Scott's Emulsion,   large '     .85
Beecham's Pills per package ..20
Lyman's Beef Iron aud Wine  .40
Hind's Honey and Almond Cream  .40
Mennan's Talcum Powder per tin J.5
Lyman's Talcum Powder ,... large size .25
Horlick's Malted Milk  large size .85
Nestle's Milk Food .........; 40
Perfection Infant Feeders each 50
Peroxide /:....'.'.  bottle .10
White Pine Oough Syrup 2 bottles X .25
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Shoe Department
We have 125 pairs of Men's High Grade Shoes;
regular $5.00 to $6.50 values. These are odd lines
of the famous Slater, Invictus and Just Wright
Shoe. These lines are well known to give perfect
satisfaction in style, comfort and wear. We have
placed these Shoes on tables in our Shoe Department for Saturday selling. If you need Shoes do
not neglect this opportunity; it is the best we
have ever offered. Tlie lines displayed embrace
Box Calf, Velour Calf, Gun Metal and Patent Leathers, and the lasts are this season's. The prices
will please you.
Money Saving Prices
BRANCHES AT FERNIE, MICHEL, NATAL   AND COAL CREEK
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E-Jitor, Dl.-jr.rfet Lwlser.
I>ear Sir.--Pi-milt in* space in your
1>; per to e>t.!i.t out a little of tlie trou-
b!u we ore experiencing at Conl Crcou
at fllu» present time. I question .who-
titer there is a coitf digger that has
net lotst i-irm during; the punt month.
I have lost ihroft, mw diirlnj? tin* prist
month. My partner and I were dele rmined to fathom the mysterious disappearance nf '"nr*. and on the after-
neon bf Jan. 12 we discovered something.
I wan going up the incline about 'ASM,
a.u<i raw a ear off dm track about
ei«ht feet below iny switch. There
wi'to two Italians ut the car, and two
ihovete laid upon (tome coal. 1 examined the car. and it 'toa* iwo4hti*ta
full. 1 naked them if they had loaded
one ear Already and they aald "N'o."
On the cur off the track I found the
check number ir.'m, l :t*ked them
why they did uot let the < ompany men
lift K on, and they anewer-ed thai the
fire horn mow ko'uik to give them a
ntmrtwr of a shift. I wen* Into the
flaee and <old my partner th« I wan
going to watch Ute tar, and atter wait-
ing about five minutes I went down
the lnclino and found that they were
j loading another car. I passed thnt
! one and went down to the other car
' that lud bn n off the track, and dle-
covered Mint the original number 1.190
! had been removed ainl tlmt N'o. 16C7
check was on the car. I took my
partner down and let him see tt. also
'the driver, When tho fire boas caane
In ( informed lilm, and he said he
would dry to net tho check from them.
He worn, up co the place and asked
them haw mnny cars they had loaded,
und they told him two. He Raid "You
can't Imve two. because there was one
off Uie truck, and it came down the
incline with check IM7." Thia thoy
denied. The fire boa* and one of
Ibem came down ito whore I was tit
■the awllch, and Uie fire toss showed
hint where the car was off the track,
and turning around demanded the
check off ihe Italian, The latter mid,
"I no got tfoeck." The fire boas told
lilm -to call his partner down, which
he did. When they saw the position
of thlnga they aaid that they would
load one car and iwt the cheek on.
The fire boa* told (hem "You wlH be
iuoky If you do uot net to Jail." One
of the men then handed over the check
N'o. I Mo in frtint of my partner ami I.
The «aae cane up on Thursday, the
ir.th. and was adjourned until *atur
day. The Justice of the Peace maintained that ihe was not going to put
a fine on. but lie would send them to
jail for six raontliB if proven guilty.
Tlu* caso was eventually dismissed, although both mon committed themselves in their evidence.
Now, sir, we 'have got io a stage
when the "no -savvy" stunt will not
work, and lt is up <o the coal trainers
or this camp to nee that this plauaiblo
excuse is cut otrt. once and tor all and
ahat "not aavvying" -will not save any
Iterabn who is guilty of such despicable
theifta from Jail,
Yours truly,
IIOBERT COHXBI/L.
(W-ith reference to the above, we
rtitxMm tjhat the -pernicious system ot
btiTofac-wl robbery that comes U> our
attention from time to thne. works
very great hardships upon the cool
diggers who aro the victims of same,
hut it should not be lost rtght of that
the law In every case Insists that
w*here there It a doubt, the berefK ot
that doubt be g*v*n the prisoner. TbaA
men should feel righteously indignant
Is but natural, but we must at aU time
temper our feelings and consider the
diwxWantag* under which the foreigner in thi* oaiup, awl aU <aa>i»», iror\u'
He has Ms difficulties, his trials and
lila grievances, but ihe inability ro ox.
press himself In the English language
orten makes him a silent sufferer. We
honestly ibelieve-that it is tlie 'intention of Mr. Burns to 'hand the heaviest
penalities to those found guilty of
stealing cars, but he has tp, be positively sure before convicting n man
that he Is guilty.—Ed.)
ISIS THEATRE
PICTURES  CHAKOED  DAILY
BEST
ALWAYS
Special for Saturday MATINEE and EVENING
Second of the lot Bison Animal Picture*
In  the Wilds of Africa
2 n^.!;.   This s!ctnrc !«* r*r!*f* ^Wi •*•**!<«•> fw»M#nt*. the realism of
whJcJi WILL XsTCWtSH THF. SPF.CTATOR
SPECIAL   MONDAY
«IMp»   Feature
THE   DAREDEVIL   MOUNTAINEER
2 Reels
One of th** incident? ol this picture is where the two Itsulmg t.Uiu«t€tu&
actually ride through an open draw-bridge into thc Hudson River on a
motorcycle going at full speed, thereby risking their lives to make this
picture realistic
Two Three Reel Features and one Four Reel feature m%i week
ALWAYS  THK   VERY   BIST TO   Bt HAD AT THI  ISIS
The Editor,
Distriot Ledger,
Tkrr Sir,—I noticed ir. last week's
U>fci<e of the L.9'ker a fow remarks
with reference to ihe ii;»peotlon com-
u'.U'ec of Mlehel mines, and there are
a fo.v Items contained thoroln with
n-liK-h I do not whol'.y agr».
It. the first- place, "a [practical miner" shouldv in accordance wtth the
nixwlal rule*, examine Ma own place
and make himself secure. If ho cannot do thte, then H I* his duty to
fence off such phfcce and report to
th© official* In cbaiwe. He need not
ftwatt the arrival of the inepeotion
committee.
.Wtth reference to the (presence of
gaa In certain .places, if Uie gas in
these places Is not In dangerous quaih
titles. aU the oommltteo can do it to
mention same when making the report
The tuiatsia endeavor to Utsvpolivt nwn
on the Inapeotlon commlUee who are
most suited for th« Job. and upon
whose Judgment ther tan place red*
•nee.
With referehoe to an offiolal .accompanying the committee, thia is tip
to -the management. From my own
experience, when officials have accompanied ime, they-hare frequently been
called nway to attend to other duties.
Now, 'If the officials were to neglect
their duties, <we, as miners, *hould be
Justly entitled 'to kick, and wo cannot
expect even a mine official to possess
u dual personality.
it ia not strictly accurate to state
tliat officials always accompany the
mine inspector, for 1 can quote Instances when ( have met the mine inspector
alone In .Michel miues.
In conclusion, I am of the opinion
that the mines hero are inspected In
accordance with The Ooal Mines Regulation Act, aivd do not think the 'Writer
of laat week's comment can point to
any mine or mlnea on the North American continent that is inspected
more thoroughly than the Michel
mine*. We have three inspections by
the fire boss every twenty-four hours,
a dally Inspection by the pit boss, an
Inspection hy the superintendent, the
Government Inspector's visits, and an
Inspection twice a month by the min-
*s' inspection committee. This, vou
will adwwtt, 1« pretty thorou«h.
Yours tiW<
JAHEfl MBftCRR,
On* of the Inspection committee of
Michel »Hne*
Dist. No. 6 W.F. of M. Convention
by Prank Phillips reported that th*y
were ootrt-rt.
A rewoiution endolsing the Sodailst
party i* brtna Hte only party mpre-
•inline the working *1rs* and endora-
ing iln* 9i*i\ui.ti ot tin. Socialist member* in the hirlsiature waa fW**«d.
CMdimni OovsrnnMuit
>*|m ukliiK to the reaolutlon condemn-
ing the iroKfi.menl Id* ll* aetlw.* in
»«,^ \*-,m,-ti*t*-„ mtttto %tr fthwmtt naM
thnt twi* o*i-ort working man in «he|
nmrinn* wns In aecort with ihe r*eo-
lotion, what wa* needed w*a IntMw
lion to prexrrt a r*-can.i.«.». ttt *mh
sition.
Vr *s-whshi tmiii ih* mev* tho #o*«
#»rnra«it wro hit en that tm* ttpot U»
«?ore t«nd«>r «l»*l* *|»o* wnatnl *>t The
miner* on Vonconver Ulmi h«<! h**n
treated worse than tark*t, th«y **-w
ail Hrl:l*h »itbjwt» and aii Ihey -Md
aakfd had hmn JndoiMriai fpe«*KW. in-
i'..,-9 li-.'t   }:lt*.W**.     'VS.*:,-   '«.,^•,   ft'^'iU:-',
tJi»   trmitmt   Wrbt   thit   feud ■ b*«tt
W. L. Phillips said District 18 'han
used the judgment as a reason why
men should not work on Sunday except on Bpeclal occasions.
Sir. Vignaux eald nwny miners in
isolated .places were very glad to work
on Sunday. Another point waa that
many miners needed the money. If a
man worked on Sunday, no matte*'
under whmt condition, he should receive -connpon-sation If injured.
One hundred doi-lara iwas donated to
tho Michigan strikers on motion of
Prank Phillip* and Prank Campbell.
Pavor First Aid
Speaking of the resolution regarding Jimt aid instrucUon, Mr. Taylor
referred to Occident* from ga* and
■similar oaees where valuable assistance could he given if someone at
hand understood first aid.
Mr. Stewart thought mining com*
pnnle* should be compelled by law to
keep jwhnotor* oh hand for use in
eaae of accident* from gns.
Value in Goal Mines
In coal utltilttg, shift bosses had to
hold certificates, i*M W. U PhlUlpt,
who considered the matter of the utmost Importance. PataMUe* iu coal
mining would liave .been 50 per cent
higher at Coat Creek If it were Hot
for *he putaotor and other first *M<
device*, he eald.
llie reeohitlon wn* referred back to
tho resolution committee, the framer*
of the resolution. William Phillip., VV.
it, Phillips and 11. Stewart, to be re-
9M4^m.U994*t-h
drawn,
Officers by Referendum
It was reported that a referendum
,vot© had decided"'that .whijo the officers ehould lie elected by a referendum vote, they n«*d not bo nominated
by at loost four locale arid that the
'Re-s-Ident should not aot aa org-twiteer
during diie term:
It was decided that tihe convent-ion
should nominate candidate* for tihe executive and that tbe nnmea tfhould.
then be submitted to referendum vote.
That a $3 a day minimum and a
comi*n*ation aot on the come lino* a*.
that of the state of Washington would
he recommended by the labor commission iwa* the be«ef expretaed hy *\
Mr. Campbell during a discussion.
TO BE LET
OR80LD
320 tcrai In Sunny
Albtrta S| *•** 7, Twp
9, R«ng« 1, W«tt of
6th Meridian. F«no«d
ancl 50 aero broken.
Apply to
J.W. Bennett
Box4Sf      Pornlo
■'f.'ttl   ill   Ittf   ttmlttij   ***
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the burden of a speech by Mr, Cwnp-
it-rtl. who favored the removal of Ih*
l-^mleui act from tbe statute*.
rn IMstrtet f i, W. I, Phillips declar
ed tbe act waa called tbt "Lemon net,"*
It toad be-en desffneii by tbe c*pit*li*t
t'itn to fetter the labor daaa. It*-
in'rtence In the wc*t wns that the aot
bad -worked against the advancement
ot loiWr, Th* Uintaw iwt liwl been
rwMMwnendadl In England br Wr
tMorxtt Aakamn tooans* tli* empwy-
wtm tMsmx-m «*u act u» «tM**^Mt ui«.u* m
ewMtnue ihelr tymaay. lie cuttikmti-
*4 ibt aict m finding to'ernh, twltta-
tlvffi on the pre of later.
Mr. Stewart moved as an amend
iww iu *» imntoN lw attopi Um tn*m**
(ton that tbe British Ooivmbia federation be ask.-d to work for the repeal
of th*» nrt. Mr, Vlgnunx aecended the
*Bi*ndtn*ttt, Tbe motion at am*»n*!4
rarrf-wl
Hoarding elatimt for' compensation
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I
GROWS NEST BUSINESS COLLEGE
AND ACADEMY OF LANGUAGES
DAY AND NIGHT CLASSES
if
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COURSES
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8horthand
and
Typo writing
English Branoheo
Fronch
Qorman
Italian
Spanish
English for
Forolgnors
•;.•< hir-i-ij. i ob s«in<la>. Ur. Campi^ii Mild that the
A r.-wriuUon ibankine  ih*'  r»K**.l f l^fY-n l«iy »rt did not omot mino*
Min.'- Workera of Smutlm tor »**\*t*j nrt-1 nrnofttm rnxti that oonmnfmmlf
MCf rciKtcrnd the «rfltl«ir othtw In»-nrnipenswtton ronM be coHwrted bf
.Ukih-gna *»* v**md. tuitift* nud -mtitfi^it'it  i»jar«4 en
fcei>4»«»»* kasataiui. Act , iTauiUi..   Tlie JccUImv ruferr-M ta cqr
Thi-Lwnlear act wa* g«»«nlly i^»n «>d » -case wt¥m U* employwr vt
\ *fl**»nitwd,
[    "tkwrt torn tt* fig* to ffff-feT was
y%'r*jt,,,(Sm
the Injoird man bad no rtobt Ut have
fete vorWag:
Special attention oaltl to out of town StudtnU
In mattor of board, dtoeiptlno otc.
»«ntlblo roductlon to all who •nroll bororo Fob.
15. Mark with a X tht eourto dotlrod and
mall ta
J W BENNETT, Prindiml
F£RHI£V British CoHtmbi*
writs for full partlsylars
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