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(j   ' lliid'astrial Unity Is Strength
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«        The Official Organ of District No. 18, tr. M. W. ot A.
Political Unity Is Victory
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|No: 45, Vol.Vin.
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FEBNIE, B.C., JULY 3, 1915.
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INQUIRY
Will Inquire as
to Competency
-^i>\wTORIA, B.C., June 28.—Hon. W.
J. Bowser has received a report from
J. Stewart who investigated the explosion on Jan. 2 last at B. North mine,
iCoal Creek, which indicates that Mr.
i Caufield, tbe superintendent, and J.
* McFegan, the overseer, should have
v known tbat .the -mine was gasous.  Mr.
Bowser has appointed Judge Thomp-
j son, of Cranbrook, to hold an investigation to determine whether the officials
^mentioned are entitled to retain their
!'- certificates.
RAILROAD SCHEDULE
TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
i 'I
On Monday the local station of the
C. P. Ft. was crowded with trains '.hat
-had been .stalled owing to a huge slide
■* "covering the track about two miles
^   ^ .west of Morrissey.     This was i-ausert
ftby .the recent extraordinary fall of rain
/ jhaving  swollen  the   many  streams
■IJbeyond theirnormal capacity, with the
f'rfsult that tile overflew worked havoc
jjJfiFand around the railroad.
|;{<On .Monday morning the Spokane
'I flyer was brought to a standstill, caus-
$■*§& by the locomotive striking a rock
t'dnd a few minutes later an enormous
, | slide descended upon the track, com-
ffpletely hwrylng- lt for over 1X>0 feet.
C Nobody, was injured, and with targe
t'gangs of men promptly at work temov-
^lifjniTe debris, traffic was resumed late
-f.jQili Mondtjy evening.
lt. I.. Spruston (onpt), J. Mason, H.
Ferryman, H. Lyne, A. WaddlngUn.
A. R Stacey (capt), C. J. Tyler, W.
Tomiey, J. S^niBt-ri and T. Horrocks.
.1. -Marsh (capt), E. Heyes, W. Sav.
age, A. Newton and A. Ball.
Boys* Team
Fernie.—A. Woodhouse  (capt.),
Stockwell,   li.   Rees,   T.   Baker,
Quince.
Coal Creek—J. France  (Capt.),
Hartley,- E, Evans, A. Bran'ch, J. Cart
mell.
ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING
Labor and  War
Excerpts From Address Delivered by
Preeident John P. White at Session of International   Execu-
t   tlve Board Held in May
1915
TFffiST; AID CONTESTANTS
e "have already published a pur-
list of those taking part in the
t Aid competition to be held on the
Company's lawn on Thursday,
1st.   Below we give the names <jf
ihiwtants fronTXHclieT, an3 afro
the hoys* team. ,•
*«r*:.ri-:Michel -'• ■ "'■'■
^Touhey (capt.), H. Parkinson, A
vkson, S. Hampton and W. Lord;
A most unfortunate accident happened in Fernie Annex Extension
shortly after 6 o'clock Monday evening. William Cooper, whilst out
shooting with a .22 rifle nt a gopher,
missed the mark, the erring missile
finding lodgment in the lower part of
the body of Mrs. Richard Phillips, who
had the misfortune to be in the direct
line,of fire.' With a cry of anguish
the stricken woman fell to the ground.
Willing help was speedily rendered and
a quick trip niade to the hospital,
w;here it was discovered that the bullet, entering the body at the lower extremity, had encircled the waist and
was extracted close to the surface by
Drs. Bonnell and Moore, who are doing
everything that surgical skill can accomplish under, the trying circumstances. ,- .
—Iia test—reports—froni-tiwlrospitsr
The matter 1 bring to the attention
of the Board is a question of serious
concern, I have been Informed, and 1
suppose other members of this Board
have also been advised that there is
grave danger of our nation becoming
involved in the great European war,
despite the fact that the President of
the United States up To this time has
endeavored to impress *>u^on the people of our country- to maintain a
neutral attitude, and he has, so far as
I know, sought to keep our nation at
peace with all the nations of the earth.
But I learn there is a jingo press at
work and there is another element interested in the manufacture of -war
material that is demanding that the
United States participate in this
world-wide conflict.
Irrespective of what our personal
feelings may be, there is one thing in
which we, as representatives of labor,
ought to be agreed upon, despite our
pro-<Ally or pro-German feelings; that
ls that we do not want this nation
to go to War. we have a great country with a vast population and ev-ary
honorable effort should be made to
emphasize labor's protest and opposition to war,
-. In view of the.jract that the United
Mine Workers of America Is one of
the foremost labor movements of the
world, we can' well afford to. emphasize our position on this most vivid
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE
ISLAND STRIKE
«
Prominent Ottawa Journal Presents a
Damning Retrospect—Exposes Way
Austrians and German Strikebreakers Were Useful.
are that the patient is mailing exce!-
lent progress, considering the nature
of the wound, and that unless unexpected complications,arise, an early
recovery may be looked for.
The late miners' strike on Vancouver
Islainl has not received much attention at tho hands o". the Canadian
Press. In most oi the few cases where
comment has b-wn inula it has usually
been viciously biassed against the miners. The Ottawa Evening Citizen is
au exception to this almost general
rule, ns will be seen from.the follow,
ing, taken from its editorial columns
of last Friday:
"From the tragedy of scores of Ca-
nudiuu coal mines being threatened by
machine guns and hurled into gaol, on
Vancouver Island two years ago, has
evolved a new farce in which the British Columbia provincial authorities are
still playing the leading part. The
story of the strike, as it started around
Nanaimo in September, 1912, is told in
a sentence. Coal interests with a
monopoly of the land refused to allow
miners to establish a monopoly of their
labor.
"British Columbia nad allowed certain interests to acquire a monopoly of
thc coal lands around Nanaimo. The
monopoly interests were making the
most of their handsome privilege.
They had induced nearly 4,000 men to
burrow down into the earth to dig coal
for them; the men being rewarded
with a small share of the wealth they
produced, In -the form of wages.
"Having learnt something from their
fathers and brothers and comrades in
the Old Country about getting a bigger
share of .tie -wealth they produced, by
eotiibiuins and organising and collec-
tivp bargaining, thc miners proceeded
U* Hnlf nn with thm ITriliai.-Alias-UlEorJj.
On Tuesday evening Provincial
Con stable Dixon" brought In two Germans from Wardner for Internment,
One of the arrested aliens ls a reservist in the German Army, holding rank
of lieutenant.
Cooke on    The
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Crisis in B.C.
tt
- j. .Despite tht inclemency of the weatb-
rv«4 fair sited crowd attended the
rOrpheum on Friday laat and listened
I to the Rev. A. E., Cooke dilate upon
j the defectlona of the preaent pro vin*
elal government at Victoria.
Rev. D. M. Perley introduced tht
speaker, while tht fftv. If cQuarrlt alao
occupied a seat on tbe platform.
Tbt speaker, who waa evidently suffering from voice atrain, stated moat
emphatically when ha commtnead fait
address that -the members of the Min-
Isttrial Aasoclatloon wtrt not actuated
by partisan blaa, but bad taken np tkt
question with a view to tiding Ift tht
promotion of rifhttottanesa, and that
it waa time tor tht Ptoplt to bt aroused to tht Inlqultlea tbat wen being
perpetrated. Ht rtferrtd to tbt rtply
to the N«l»oa N«<m* had made to the
lecture, and whilst tbt practice of mak*
lag tkt qntstlon t party qutsUon, not
ont of the opposition bad oomt forward witb any valid objtctlont to tbt
ttatemtata madt, bnt bad limited their
attiraatta to natters of mora Of leaf
Irrelevant a character rather tban
tonch npon tbt more Important llama.
Rtftfwet waa madt to tbo atmeta
Crformtd ky -Mr, Cotawortk on bt*
If tf tbt a. 0. Qortramtat tad tbo
to bla work The Crisis la U.C" and it
wm tbla latter publication tbat had
Impelled the Ministerial Association to
Uke tp tbt matter, not tor wblch tbty
had been the recipients ol considerable
■ympatby from thoaa wbo ttprttattf
room tbtl tbty ehoaW Mm tllowtd
tktmaelvet to be mlitd tp It tbelr
prtttat eanspalgfl of tattghttaamot
Tbt aptakar paaetaat ad tbo Mttort
witb talraeta from Itttert, hoth origin-
.i* and coplts. from lantern elides aad
.tlier data, ht Imt tlw eapaa* wtt an
■yttoenaUtany imaged ftt tot more
Coal land deals and tbe transactions
of the government officials, and the
llackenale and -Mann representatives
woro then dealt witli at considerable
length.
At the close of tho meeting petition*
were signed for tbo purpose of having
• Itoyal Commission appointed to look
into these charges, tf tht aUtements
mnde are not true, then they against
whoro tht charges art made should bt
among tbt first to support tho call for
a commission, aud If they aro found to
bo true tht ptoplt ahould learn wbat
thtlr representatives have done waa
tbo opinion of tbt reverend gentle*
man.
"quBBtTOTTna^mransute in" every way
Wo can to the prevention of wor such
as Is now destroying the greater portion of Europe and sacrificing millions
ot human souls who are now engaged
in .this the greatest of modern wars.
In giving expression to this we are
but emphasizing the action of our International conventions, and lt Is safe
to assume that we express the almost
unanimous sentiment of the vast membership we havo tha honor to represent.
I am Informed that at the outbreak
of hostilities in Europe. If the trade
unionists, socialists and other similar
movements had had ample time to
conimunlcucato with one another and
bring tbe Influence of.their organisations to beir on the situation, tho
awful slaughter that haa taken place
would not liave occurred. But evidently this was known to the rulers
of theae warring nations, and the
masses wero thrust Into the field as
faat at thty could get them there on
the false plea of-patriotism, etc. It
Is a-tife to assume that the rank and
fllo In the trenches do not know what
tbey are fighting for. Pew statesmen
In Europe have been able to convince
tbe average man Just what the real
cause cf this awful conflict was. ile
thai as It may, tht thing that should
concern America's workingmen is that
we do not want ,wer, and we -»hiwid
dc everything in our power to prevcit
Ita occurrence.
ers of America; and In consequence
very soon found themselves locked out
from the land they were wont to work
under. The United Mine Workers represented a monopoly of labor; ahd in
this free country; where land monopoly
may bring a knighthood, labor monopoly is considered unpatriotic. So
troubles began for the miners of Nanaimo, and many finished up by find*
lug themselves In gaol.
"The Dominion Minuter of Labor
liad a report prepared on the situation
by a royal commissioner. One interest-
ins phase of thc situation the royal
commissioner made clear as follows:
"Coming to what I am satisfied
lint alwny*. Ircm the commencement of the trouble, been the cru*
clal point at issue, tho managers
say tbeir companies are determined not to recoitnlxe or deal with
the United Mine Workers' Union
or its officials.   Various reasons
are given for this determination,
among them that It U controlled
by foreign socialists and agitators
who caro nothing for the interests *
ot the people of this country.
"Thc patriotic press denounced the
foreign agitators; conveniently forgot-
tine that the miners themselves had
taken the leading part ln linking up
with tho United Mint Workers of Am-
-erica.
Furthermore, «s Ute report of tbt
Dominion royal couimlsstou sn)* iu
1013, "Most of the men employed In
these mines are Hngllsh-apeaklng,
largely English and Scotch, or of Kng-
Huh and Scotch descent , . . Tbty
were as loyal In 1913 whtn thty tried
FURTHER CRITICISM ON
WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION BILL
By Jas. H. McVety.
"During the year previous to the
enactment of the Washington Compensation Act," says M. F. W. Hinsdale, an
insurance expert and auditor before
Str William Meredith, the Ontario com-
missioner, "the employers of the State
paid approximately $600,000 in premiums to the liability companies, of
wliich $500,000 was absolutely wasted
as between the employer and the workmen." "Under the present law," continued Mr. Hinsdale, "we cannot spend
a single dollar except in payments to
injured workmen*or their dependents."
Sub. Insurance Companies Answered.
Briefly, and yet conclusively, the
foregoing paragraph which shows that
on'y one-s;\th of :he nioi»-\v .paid by
employers ever-reached the injured
workmen, explains the fulminatlons of
Mr. A. S. Matthews against tho new
principle, in Canada, of State, administered workmen's compensation.
While the "Sun," a local Liberal paper,
in reporting his address before the
Builders' Exchange, an organization ■•>f
building contractors without contracts,
leads its readers to beiievo that the
insurance companies are opposing only
thc present draft act under consideration, the record of the various invoa-
Mgatlons show that the insurance companies fight the state administration
regardless of the political complexion
of the Government, and in whatever
country tho question arises.
The Oniy Objectors are Parasites
The insurance companies ani the
lawyers are the principal objector-! :o
siate compensation. Both obJ3:t for
the same reason because the inonsy
pai-l'-by rhe employes will .i'.l go to
tr.n wcrkmen and tl'tir der)pndea:.;._ii,_.
" TfeTuTonrve-Uxlhs to the lawyer and
'■i!U':: nee companies, and'o:i'.'-.»iixl'i to
tito workmen. Naturally they ave
nlttiii" up a bitter i'iaiit and tua wr.:-
er uiffc not blame them, and nier«lv
Internment Question
Still Undecided
Colonel J. Mackay, who is the officer commanding the local military unit,
returned Monday last from Victoria,
whero he has been in consultation
with the military authorities and Attorney-General Bowser regarding the
internment of tbe aliens in the Skating Rink, Shortly after his return to
town tho Colonel received telegraphic
instruction from Major Guneral Otter
at Ottawa to take the interns over
from the Provincial authorities.
ThlB order was subsequently confirmed by Colonel Ogilvie, D. O. C,
.Military District 11, and on Tuesday
Chief Provincial Constable George
Welffby received corroborative telegraphic advice from his superior with
which he imuiediately complied. Although the civilian guards are being
kept on for the present, at least. After
the transfer had been made Colonel
Mackay wired to -Major General Otter
at Ottawa, and Colonel Ogilvie at Victoria, confirming: the transaction and
also requested permission to investigate oach case individually, and to be
authorized to grant the conditional'release If in his judgment it was deemed
advisable.
On Tuesday, In compliance with Instructions received from the Minister
of Justice to investigate the case* of
eight Hohemians and to liberate ihe.-n
provided he (Colonel Mackay) deoniHl
it advisable. _ The examination hav-
-ing~Deeh -miufiPthe eight  Bohemians
GLADSTONE LOCAL'S ELECTION
The result of the election for check-
wcighmen at the mines and for Secretary of Gladsfone Local was as follows:
For checkweighmen the following
four candidates were re-elected—Thos.
Biggs (174), Harry .sl'artin (172). S.
Heaney (142), W. B. Phillips (130), and
for Secretary Thomas Uphill continuance in office was confirmed by an
overwhelming majority.
C. Dicastro, Italian Consular representative has made a tour through
the Kootenays Tor the purpose of recruiting for the Italian army.
Mr. McNiven, the Government inspector of electric light and power meters, is in the city making an examination of all "juice" registers. It is expected that the job will be about IO
days or more before completely accomplished.
Itobt: Webb, proprietor of the hotel
at Gateway, ami Dan McLean, blacksmith at the same place, passed
through on Monday en routp to Calgary, where they will be attached to an
overseas unit for active service.
T
■  partnership   cxl*:::::;, ueiween
M-^ilatie-a^Or-PfrHftf-hai. bee
dissolved owing   to   the   latter's de-
wc-re permitted to take thtlr departure, j j>arture to the front to ho attached to
The Colonel on being asked regarding tlio report published in a Calgary
nims tc show why they are fighting,   paper that troops were iictnj; held In
Some employers are opposing the new
legislation principally because In thf?ir
ignorance of the subject they have
accepted the demagogic utterances of
b'tctt mnn w Mr. Matthews.   . He*.* t«.i acyon while at Victoria, he convinced
readiness to proceed to Fernie, stilted
that this was quite correct, but Immediately upon learning of the proposed
the N'o. (! Canadian Field Hospital.
Air. Wallace will still" continue in
charge of the Free Press.
a sample   sentence from a pamphlet
published and circulated by -Matt'iow").
"And now in the midst of the Insecurity with which the laboring classes
have been menaced, and having con-1
stnntly before their gaze tho fantas-j
tic Utopias evolved out of Socialistic |
tobacco'smoke, tliey have been worls-j
««d up to such a hysterical pitch tlmt
they are ready to go to any extreme,
tn try any remedy, however perilous, j
and any experiment, however ndven-
Mrous."
tVould "Oostroy Incentive."
From thero* he drifts Into the old
time-worn arguments about the "State
destroying Individual enterprise and incentive." nnd because he knows something of the insurance agency business
ho professes to speak with authority
on the question of state controlled compensation,
Function jof Insurance Companies
Employers nre required, under the
present compensation act, to insure
their employees to the extent of $1,500,
the maximum allowance under the act.
Ahout twenty-five per cent of the employers jo fitrUici' and Insure awhst
damages under the Rmployers* Liability Act and the common law not, bow-
over, to exceed $5,<HHJ. When they pay
their premiums tbelr responsibility to
tbelr bmployeea ceases.    The Insnr.
the competent authorities that such a
step was positively unnecessary, and
there!))- prevented the dispatch of
troops to this city.
The Trustees of Cokato School Intend to give a concert ln the Grand
| Theatre on July 8th for tho purpose
of raibing additional fundi. Kxeei-
leut talent has been secured and a
pleasant evening's entertainment will
be provided for the modest sum of 2fce.
1
The Hrm nf Atmnmi, A*t*H ahii Wtffi J
SOCIALISTS MAKr
• APPBAL POIt PIACI
mantfo Abatement of tho War
n&RUN, June ti.—Hit managing
committee of tba Social Democratic
party in (lermany bat caused to bo
pnbllshed in Ute Vorwaerts a full-page
appeal lor peace.
Tba latoroatlng doettmont declare*
tht people vant peace, aid tbe gov-
eminent ta called npon, in the nam*
of humanity, to mako known ita readiness to enter negotiations,
Tbs appeal li published under tho
bMdtag "Veda! nomocracy ani
Peace.** It begins with a r*t*r*nr* to
tlw fact that tkt Soelallsta foretaw tbt
war. They worked velnly for an In-
ttroattoflal nndorttatMlIng kit when
oot 4M eome tbey placed tbemeelvea
at tko dlapoMl of tbe Kafberland, If
tben refers to tkt ttmlnrnthm tt tke
party In Ute Hetebstag ou August 4,
f»H, which aald:
firm
"Hut the cry of "foreign agitator"
suited the purpose of tbe coat mono-
gaoled; many were arrested under
throat of machine gnne fire while they
were holding a peaceful meeting in a
hall. In place of the men, "largely
English and Scotch or of tht Engt;sh
and -fco'eli descent," falta'ul *tr.l**-
breakers werw Imported from A»»-«tf's
Jermany
ike
tkttw www t% mlllfot tewo avaltabft
for atttltri wltkla tkrto mOtt of rait-
Tkt reply from W aaotasors to Ikt
Agrlnmml Commie** aktwwd ttmt
ttt«r« wua tw i**-k!i laud witkfas M milt*
tf iwflfttda» pnvttMi ftWtatt ttt
wnemn f»-»4#    Vl** atmmtHHtrm r*forl
mt on abovt t*M* tert* wkkft tftar
tkt tteatttfy »tktf»««oo for tbtop
tmm. tonin for th* porpom of oettfe
„.,„. , ,„ , to link up with the United Mine Work
Wben wart are no longer wagei •« UM ©j America, as they are today when
the tntewata of commerrtatHm or <>*' iUu<!iixiU, ut Ui-w-imuds ul Ute Mritish
  I tht n-wwU'Hon of territory, wheii ibe miners' federation are giving their Hv-
Oerman Party Declares Itsslf and Dt* sword is wrenched from the band r.fles In the trenches of nsnd«rt.
wa»-d*   IkalAatA«t ^J* Ola,** US** . . .*,     .      . ■
the oppressor, tbo world will ind»«i
bt a better vlffc In wbleb to live, No
greater influence can be etertrt et
tbla tlmt to pnrtnt our country f-om
engaging in this slaughter than that
of tkt labor mottmtnt and tbo man***
of oar wtintty, for after all It ia
iabftr that mnst bear the «nbt».y satri
ftet whtn wtr oeeufr, and when war
ta over it la labor tbat bears tkt burden lo the form of taxation and Impoverished conditions.
It la safe to aastmt tbat when tbt
cruet war that ts now tiling ttt Ku
rtpt tl over tht iwttlta will fee appalling, Homes are being devastated:
tht flower of tkt manhood of th«tae
ua tions Is being s«cirtfk«4. Aam«i«-«<i
workltgmm bave oo nnnrrel with tfe#>
italmrug mot of Ktrept aid de*Hr|bsd tbe eatHifanion. iw»
»y»tMi*ut who Mom otamaaw thoy •""■"»- *»-"»-■*' »*•■ "-
atom powtHoaa to ttoapo tko twftl
ti-MtttifHttcwt tl IMt txmti.tl width bm
bom brought with Mitt atiflah pur-
pom It view, aod **-« eh-iwU entmmrnee
otttr orgaaiaattena to rtgttter ewi
phatit prottsts agaltst phsetttg ike
raited Statee Into wtr.    Tbere arw
aemt who do oot mmm to ht imprrssM
wltk tht twftl eooooowtteet tf war
Mt probably tht ttffMMttt of It
wnitftf noxmt (fftwu  upott  th*  fatly
Patriotic Carnival
t
For July 21st
A full meeting of all committees
connected with the forthcoming Patriotic Carnival waa held In the City Hall
on Tuosday. IteporU were received
from tho advertising cotwwJtU-e, musical committee, the eats committee,
the decorating committee and the entertainment committee. The members felt that the various committees
were handling their several duties in
an (»xn>l|i'nt manner, and approved oi
the iiiRRpntlona offered.
Another meeting will be held ri<-xt
Tuesday nt 8 o'clock, nnd In the mean
time tlio sub committees havo agreed ;
ance Mmpanlca actuaUy make «""bet|to nicet frequently and discuss the;
with the employer that they will be j various matters aa*IitiH-d tn Tbi.ni
Mt   tO *tUit *\\   trlAiili*   mUlliU).   llit)   > V*t
tor less than tho aroount of thc premium!, otherwise there cannot be n
dividend declared for the shareholders
ln tn* iuiunrce compsnifs. The lev*
,   ,.     -        .  fc ^    „   they pay the higher the dividend, and
poly liltrtttt and the prosa nlrt it wm he readily fttt. why the !'.! ir.d i mVLtf,uit tt is hoped that aa many as
ileal aeienuera   oi   special privilege.       - - * *— — —-—
The Ilritlsh and Canadian miners were
Air. Sam Monettl, the international
Organiser for the 11. M. W. of A., who
!tai> «.pt'iit considerable time In District
!£, left for the Coast on Tuesday morn-
lisp's train, liefore him deiMrmre he
voiussed grailfkatlon at the r>>>sults
iiv!.'i«ved anions hii compatriot-.
decent letters recclycd from 8«-rgt
\V. .1. Claridge. written !a the Ked
Cros* Hospital, lloylake, Cheshire, rt»
port* !»•» Is tmiklng mi'h oxci-lletit pro-
press that h(» exitecta to lie back op 'i>i
, i the  'Dig Job" soon.
H* i !m rt omm, a nwrnber of K-in,'«'*
,'i.il continent, hss Item hWei *n ;i -
tn'.i «tcording to a letter written sy
lit* *.i»ti>r In Knrtand t« *i tri*n4 tit
irt,ii,itrttlu*f.
Tin- H, X ir.'nk it tii ;#!j«.1»«;4 b> a
latnl*l!(!t< near Swlntoi: froju Saturday
jiiorniiie until Dunday attrrnoon, de-
btllty of the «»«»l«»y*f|j|?!i!S«!!ll!!r Po»»»hl« *»l «» <« «l*htl
worker roceivea so little consideration, r
A smoking concert will lie held In
Old Michel noxt itattirda) iiljtht, pro
tvvil. ilii-n-irom to ut* uwed for patnc
(!i- imriionos,    Thin tindttrtaking was
dulj approved of bj thi1 Central <!om.''l.»>iiM< tli* Miuthbound. but tin- regit-
t,ir fraftic wan only diftlMMted one day.
even tn cases where the employer Is
amions and willing that the worker
shall be paid.
Workmen Against tape* "Adjootera."
Injured worfcmrn, because the lifted  by inxoranw <>*OBH«nie#. nr* rt**
In autiv* I * " " """
furnlsliwl by th* different owners in] Hotert lloali-r. formerly of F^rni*,
Pornlft All who Intend to avail them j »'»* «o*»l'"» •' Hoselawl. is in town
*»i*,ei nf this opiNHiunlty should ttoti- i r«■M'*tne old tiim- ac«ituiiiii»n<-i»f», and
fy V, C Ume. tbalrman of «h« conii»* hopina; that arrangomcat* «»> h#
mlliw In rh»r«e of ihi* tmn»pomtion : twidf Or :i nmipct'rla i bctni't-u lit
*u that All f»n bm srcommodalfd.       , l*-««» ^-i»« Aid leamn utai leamn trom
innrtt  m*ne*i to *«h<* pinre at
flat*
Mir Riokard Mollrtdt, ««v# nol laid ett
tirelf om a bed of mmm sites the miners went to k«o! In 1913. na dottUt Hit*
coal monopoly lotoresta bare flojnsn-
t»d un Uio defeat of labor iinkiiUiu,,
Tbe poor serfs from CcitNl Kumpe
*.**     -     ---*----       -  *.
"Tfr fit-imui-J, -m *mw m **h-»4 «U>*
krMgo, Bewatr, R«s, Town*, twd othtr I b**n eaenrtd and our opptihtala me
promlmwt wtmhtrt of tht CtWttt|lflclin«d to poaet, thai tbt war kt
mt* wHttltaM aa Mtsietyikt* to otmo j btmsbt to at end tkraogh t potto
of tko tnwootlota aaolwtt wfclch tko! wblch will malt poaslbla frtendsblpo
strongtat coodtmmitory tatfwait wtt] with nelghborlninations."
nttmiorett 	
im.tr, n.nmt mtto tki statement KNOX CHUHCM
III tkt hooae oo Jat. fktb, 1114, tkat
litr of w*»k» oatll be li "hreke" and Is
b*ln« pursued by creditors. Tlif ad
Juster thru i»ff-«r» him a lump sum »»»>-
ment, and glad to t*t »h«» money, fb-n
worker slgna away all fonkor rlgfct et
en ttm   nw*1*a*   ♦•»«»   t*n**n****<v       TM
^t;%.f-;;; j worker knows little or nothing of th*\ v„
■ m»*i »** *,* tt.***-.-****- ***»nw£wi* tn*-*
traortltisry ntmtt will ht* pnil*4 off J
bill wpwlil iini upitlJ fticm by an anti
rl|wtor,f dt»»f rip'lon,
RsfrmMmwwt Cowimittte
THICr OCTS It MOMTHI
linnttg the session of tb* ^oanty
i our! lii'M hn* fnim. Tnuindi.) t* H*t*-
et4ay, lotp* Thompson prr-*ldtttg, tan
1
ptaciag WrHtsli aatw, tot et d*f«Higi, _,r .      .» Zt, %},&&*a* tt> Ht* * tmm
mm-.-*    ,—JI    .<.!>...«.    it    M   <t>U    l/*mm9**9H9   IT-******    "       ". mm**"t" "
j      \n*,n \V,9ti*'K""'-% "I*-* "'-" ,*" ■*•'''**■,-•
i »>r<*Tt» KtMisnt, mere np im ■* ebrrm'mt
•j titeH.    It ap|»«*an««i itiwt tbe-w te*t mb-
f    *1t,9**.n   ■■*• -*   ,X* I -■
Mus'tst Commlttet
coal aad afcipping It tetat *^»«*»«w.|lirfrf"t labor"orisaltattot or htsf   f-('- Uwt t-cholrmaat. P. B Ptowi-I^,,*,* ft* t,.h^'*'m,''%y--%:"( >%tA *■%%
fo mpply. lit«» smiMI, omtpt otibtv «it-ilrimmAB mtto hetooo. tttt kt bi tblt tr, <l, M, Miller. II. Wkitebows#» Alti I Jen* of Rmorm- Praiwls 3o**ph ot
2!^!^^^!^^^^f!nS»re tht ad.& of moo fe»imr|artkaii. t Au.tn* —-  —  —  ——
I with tbe dei Urn*  nam ot lenuraa**
A mttktft owttltg will kt fctM la
tko ktoomtot to Wtdntodty, Jtly ttb,
it tM p.m, whti rarlooa mottart of
Hnortat wm ktnwnwttAtmtPtmt*
tmiot. •
Mf*
Tee LoOite mettlty tot of tkt If*-
tkodlst Ckwrtk wtll kt kttd tt * Mrs.
  Motkwttts, Wott fhitit*, "Tomboy. Jt'v
mmt l*n m,m ton* svanablc with-1 ttb. tmm SJtt to « pm.
ta tko to mtm nuMta.
tlm apmtt** cadftmi tttwwlttm to ttw ] m LOV1HO MCMOMV
tig with dtcka ctttrod for tettoo
-tw 9.***. ..„.■*. '■■t2'''-\'h:-' ,* .''^.aamoemtemmmmmmmmamommmmpi
tk* strike hresker*. after to maty of I koowledgo of iho laws ratat-ttg te tht
tht British and Caoadiaa mla*r* ktvt eomptnaatloo ot injated workoMto. If
hoot driven away from Vaocoover Is-J there are any lawyers who ara to be
lead, back te iho Old Ctwttry or to f trailed with wortme»*« eases. oflUora
seek ttw hmsmt la Aaotrant, atntf 0f Ubor organtsatieoa are able to adit! anU-fttmtx haa arrived wltk tkt! vis* tt to whoro thoy are to kt feowd
itttftawtt tf tbt Mftlm-kfwoktM sslsad to sm» that fair trmt ment fttfvwa.
wi,,,,**.„,» .***..*« ***** **m »uy »lfc»*tt«ml«i T^tS^»U»Uatd«4m-«i;«i»iiy thtonly way in wbitbt pro-
mn 'mm mm*m jhvm ie rf«—*****' '^h mittn wort eaemMt bttwtwt thty I nm tottlttiMWt rot ht amdo «itb in-
«■!*•   Mm   -mwaw mattwt*   vtt wm.wwm      I „f,(,f,,^  ,A  »swf,f„   .^ftr^r^  A,*totiJ 'mMtkM ^w^Wtk.**  '** ii********** *  '***• • *ttt>tr*
■np t» tbe ttjtpmenit t4 tb* omn. Thty I ym, *t>4 *vm thot tkt U wytr mttl ht <     -ag-,,-- „«*« tootle Ctmmttttt
man U*ht4 owl tnm work and !ork^ eat wfflPt rotMWtrthlt ttporlnrw It      "JJ^J ^ZJA^aUmnoTrh^
tp I* «tol  awi wi!!i*f AMtrttt «»l Utoa afH<d»t ootbmoo. }   *■ r- J^^^Jl.1'ViSli Jti'
fltmta strtte-hwatttt watt t»ga««lf        tettlo Stltt Cittt flWtily »wo»f«H, T. BHf», Atmrmon men-
M tbt pit** of »b# IHitUb tafon m*o.t   ._   ^^   m1mrm  .m****!*  mmor «°»- M»'*ham. Brook*. «rah*m. Mr
How the Awmtrtt* nnt itttmo onto,, ,,^,'^Thi tioor thtt iktrt M torysM* A. Il»rtgat, Mr t'l. U«t». Mr.
lt«Of#at of socb l«*k et toirttsitm *** uuU, „„,„-*». ^ ..^^ipm* t»»-.»•*■*» «*«-* m*m4*, Mr A* fv ♦"nm***'
ri««.-»       *-r.   m.'-ltr.
A. XI. Owta lebalrstatK Jas.
l^an. IX, M. Totntg.
Ooeoratton CtmmtBto
A. J, Moffatt tebalrwast. «". Wat
mowBti, I Tt. Tito.
Adttftlfiiws Ctmmititt
J   inlrn? trbalrmaiti, A. H*«b**r,
J. R Wiltac*. J. W WMin*tt, W ttaw*
:,~ the; sun out* hnUxp -li***-*-, nm *•*{
kltadtotktd hottJtfitlia tf Ktrap*.   j
I most mtnemty mpt thtt. the I»-
ttniiUoaa! Cttctstlvt Hoard m— »i
tfittahft tttoltfloa on tUt matter, et-
ptwMlrt tf tht .tmm* ol nm otpmim*
hi\ine   to«t   th«Mr   t-^r-ontt
19*1* I fri-m-*   *.*'     -,.*'•-'■■*'   i- -
tmt**, took if for graa'-f-d thst thay
hid »i«m lom iJttlr pfepwiir r!gbi« •»
well, aed *-mi*rfBg % shsck at MI-'tM-l
beioKKtng to two Auatrtana, tow mm-
joortio* i» tb* dH*>atk»n ramp h#r*,
pn»f»«M»#d io R«i»«l»nti» whatever thoy
took a fnnn to and irj*ntt*ii*4 tko
Wn-!<'K»l'i--.l yn.HH-nji    Ut    *-*i,!.'.'    **■*
ah*,*.    John was foiti l nm guilt v.
t*t*4 V« **,-t*t*tp*iilrt. et** t>" **■'**. t *"T*
;^nd-M *tl4*i>e*.
tbrm eihnr light fiM^r^d  ft^loWt
ear* **nnji4 pnllty of tb-fft  ftou* tke
*' P N* her* ami wer* trrtf -fowa far
*ia*f***a mottlt*.
gnmtdlapaHty httwot* tbo ntwrwt «rf tit »■****** tftitit**, tfin Ttefot*c<t aua af u«.-i.uJ, ^-«i^lm»w^*«rt iiwt«w*|t»fof!B!i w«ttw, »t*f^ '_,,_-..-».«*-.
y: w: ™n. 4*»*?. .?»!!■. V* Sill*0*" Z*!*^ f1^*- *!&.*" **m bo rortaidtd t* tbo Ptmttmnmr nmntttm oomntm   Wko w«l boj-     ,n;,iwnr, mmptn!.* m«i their»   n# m>im month ty i
*&& !??.? *£?!?ij£!. 't'T. Ji?' M2. 4ih' iillL. - — - * of the Imaai^t. Vrntmntim off Lkkie. £?*? ^L1^ XfSSPlZSS^Z »lh> sommr. *» s*ti.o tie ttot*** no4, wU ,„ m Um1mM «»f
boiled down thowed hot IS7.,W»   tbst [ .fnh 4th, 1*15.
thttii totBy ko -hniaid ta tkt tttt-e-1   --ttimn. bm wm tottomo.'
mm ttt Tatd nt for tht settlor.-       | if r. aai At*, t, QUlSCf
—VM.W. -loorwil.
tm m moth ot tht tea* amaewoiy mid
ttartttMi.'*ft C. P-tdtfittaaltf*.
tmomr.
W.:l    Twe*»*.»*ne*» Omrhhte*  i**'   xt-tt't
* ixtitilz*. *h*t Lid ;,ak«'fc •**•. I,*", il ««»
' ttrxllTtlion   psprrs, *»«*«■«■"  ■.* -r»'*t<** t   !»i
moet Ing ofJhei;i*:^i€itM0 *,,,•■ ***# s>( ttoir ittott^ot «o
*I4 In the ktseaaoRi of the Chmrch ot f '^n
rp* arms*, ot their astir* «»*»-
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PAGES TWO
THE DISTRIOT LEDGER, FERNIE, B.C., JULY 3, 1915.
®j^ liaitijci folder
Published every Thursday evening at iti office,
Pellatt* Avenue, Pernie, B.C. Subscription: $1.00
per year, for Dominion of Canada; $1.50 per year
elsewhere (in advance). An excellent advertising
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Address all communications to the District Ledger.
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A FEW WORDS ABOUT FIRST AID
We sim-ort-ly Jiope that tho citizens of Fernie will
avail themselves of the opportunity bf witnessing
-the First Aid Competition whieh takes place to-morrow between the various teams representing Fernie,
Coal Creek and Michel. It is to he hoped that this
event may furnish such an impetus to the movement
tlmt it. may encourage the. participants to enter into
ciiinpetitions with tlieir fellow workers ia the sister
province of Alberta, thus stimulating a friendly
rivalry in.work which must appeal to all huiimni-
t a Hans.'' , ■■•''■'■■■
Whilst the hazardous occupation of the "miner unfortunately furnishes him with too many practical
illustrations of the need of knowledge whereby suffering may be decreased, a'bility to render First Aid
should be -acquired 'by every citizen, as one can
n-evei; tell when it may be called into requisition-
One feature of this contest worthy of special
comment is the zeal displayed by the youthful participants whose superabundance of animal energy
can find no better avenue of escape than that of
assisting by their efforts in lessening the sum total
of human pain. .y-
Fire drills have been introduced in every school
throughout the Dominion as a precautionary measure with beneficial results, and we deem it would
also be an excellent plan for the educational authorities to add First Aid work as part of the education to be imparted to those who have reached the
higher grades   ./This practical application would
an exceedingly lengthy list, b^t iti passing will
mention the German armament conspiracy, the
French army scandals, the Marconi affair, and coming closer home we have nauseating details of the
slimy trail extending from New York to San Francisco in the V* S., whilst in the Dominion we have
' tinot Scandals," 'Drug,Deals," public building
graft, etc.. ad nauseam.
"^ Crook." "dead-beat," "grafter," although
omitted from the dictionaries, have become so commonplace that even the ordinary school, boys know
tlieir meaning.
The only useful purpose that we can see these
exposures serve is this: Among those who hear of,
read or have been informed of the constantly recurring cases with their similarity* of characteristics
even though the details may differ the thought
may be forced into their minds—These scandals,
like thistles, often cut down cf>P up so repeatedly
the ordinary measures adopted for their cure have
proved failures, therefore something more drastic
is needed. When this stage of mentality is reached there is some hope oO effort being pnt forth that
will not bc satisfied with surfaco -skimming reform
tactics,
AVe say to the reformer: "Kc<?p on shouting from
the house-tops," because some your audience may
hear you and not be content with .parrot-like reproductions of the same theory regarding the
i-iivo {?)— i.t?., swapping politic&\ horses, but reach
a conclusion that so many schemes have been advocated to ■mend the system, only to demonstrate,
their inefficaey, that the only goal we will henceforth work for is—To end it!
lilalenally "aiT iirtheTheoretical study of .physio-
logy and anatomy, and a subject, which otherwise
is regarded as ''dry as dust," made of absorbing
iuterest.
YOU CAN'T PLANT THISTLES AND EXPECT
PIGS TO GROW
All who attended the lecture delivered last Friday night iu the Orpheum by the Rev. A. E. Cooke
were furnished a wealth of detail regarding the misdeeds of those high iu provincial affairs.
The case against the Conservative party was
laid with such consummate care that the units of the
opposite faction can-chuckle with delight in anticipation of the beautiful bouquets they will be able to
hand out from the plntform when noxt the present
legislative representatives come before the elector-
jite to give an necount of their stewardship.
t'limpnigii duels between members of the rival
liolitical tactions as ti means of amusement will,
comparatively speaking have bear-bait ing relegated
1o the catf-gory uf nursery games. An a paslime we
may eiijiiy a tilt of wit*, but nn means of remedying
evils Homething more than exposures arc essential
before the cure can be effected.
A* media fur the development of oratorical abili-
.v these exposes have liillilled their purpose, they
have pruvi.iit| themes upon which reformers from
time immemorial have delighted to build up lengthy
dissertation* illu>»trathe of the inherent weiiluiess
of l.iim.iu mh lure. iiimIhImo nf forded speakers an op-
|l.l|-fl|l|ifr    tn    tir.i-l'IMU    til.     ..itftl-wt II.ikw.   .if   f^,,*!-   ,[,
>*',V,t !'i plilily polities.
GERMAN MINERS STRIKE   ,
"Amsterdam, Saturday.—According to the
'Vorwaerts' a strike has broken out among the
miners in the Neurode district of Lower Silesia.
Negotiations between the owners,' representatives of the Miners' Federation, and Government officials have begun-     The situation is
serious, as the number of strikers is hourly increasing.     The reason of the strike is a dispute as regards wages.—Reuter.
The above cutting is from "The People" of London. June   13th.     The   source   of   the   dispatch
"Reuters" is generally regarded as worthy of consideration in all telegraphic matters where accuracy
is involved.
With almost unbroken repetition the English-
speaking press have informed 'ts readers "a'bout the
oneness of the different elenieuts in Germany.
Here, however, is a discordant note given forth of
no,mean proportion when it is taken into considera-
lioii—tlitit .the district mpntimiid not ruilv furnishes
(Continued from Page One)
secure releases. In a conversation
with an acquaintance occupying a position with a local insurance agency, the
question of the adjustment of claims
arose, particularly regarding personal
injury cases and in criticizing the policy of the western casualty companies,
in fighting claims in the courts, he
made the following amazing statement:
"The policy of the company with
which I was connected in the east was
to have five adjusters to whom the
companyi. presented fully equipped
travelling bags and on receipt of information that an accident had occurred, they went by the quickest means
to the injured ones, even ifthey were
(lying, and settled the cleims and obtained releases."
This policy has been carried to such
a length that the courts have, of late
years been setting aside releases obtained under such conditions and
awarding damages in accordance with
the merits, merely deducting the amount paid for the release by tlie insurance company. -
On the Horns of a Dilemma
If the worker attempts to settle direct -with tho Insurance company -he
loses heavily; if he takes his case to a
lawyer, and is without funds, he Is required to agree to allow the lawyer
from 25 to 50 per cent of the amount
recovered for his services. In either
case he Is the victim of parasites who
can be easily and profitably eliminated
by the adoption of the principle of state
control of the compensation act. The
employer will be better satisfied If he
is assured that his payments are going
to the Injured workers: the workers
will be In receipt of tlieir allowance
and relieved of the present insecurity
and (uncertainty, which frequently requires them to parade their deformities
before the citizens ln order that they
may eke out an existence through inability to collect or until the courts
reach their case on the calendar. Lawyers and Insurance companies are as
inseparable -as the Siamese twins and
about as useless. Why, as Sir William Meredith says, "both cutting their
tails an Inch at a time. Why not start
at the head and cut it off at one*?"
Classified Ads.-Gent a Word
- RIDERS WANTED as agents for our
high grade bicycles. Write for low
prices to THOS PLIML'EY'S CYCLE
WORKS, VICTORIA, B.C	
TO RENT—Comfortable two-roomed
Shack; close to town. Apply, A. G.
Burns, 8, Dalton Ave.
GENERAL HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE—For Sale, .triply, J. Car'mell,
20 Wood Street, Dalton Ave.
LAYING HENS FOR SALE.-
Gates, Ferule, B. C.
-W. H.
FOR SALE--A Washing Machine ln
first class shape. Apply, 14 Howland
Ave.
Shilohs Gurv
fiTflDC MI*IPH<8 HEALS THE LUNGS
of vrO bUU-uR-a price, 2s cents
<£l)iclets
REALLY DELIGHTFUL-
THE DAINTY
MINT-COVERED
CANDY-COATED
CHEWING  GUM
Make a Corner
Cosy
Collect the Cushion
Cover Coupons with
every Cfricbt Package
Those Flies
are dangerous as well: as
troublesome. It is better to
keep them out than to kill
them after they are in.
ORPHEUM THEATRE
20 per cent of the coal produced in Germany, but
is likewise exceedingly rich in other ores, such as
lead, zinc, iron, etc., the workers in which metals
nre closely affiliated with the c<>al miners.
In addition to its mineral production, Silesia is
a very important manufacturing regiou, the chief
items of whi$li are cotton, linen, woolen and cloth
goods. The population of the province is about
five millions, of which 20 per cent are Poles, who because of 'the treatment accorded to them in the
past, especially the restrictions regarding the employment of their mother tongue, are by no means
favorably disposed to their rulers- These facts,
coupled with disnstrous effect tlie blockade has had
upon inanufacuring because the raw material so
extensively used in normal times being shut off,
makes the quoted item, although brief, of more
than ordinary significance.
The moral of this should teiK'h us—Don't believe
till you road in the newspaper*, and don't believe
al) ,vuu ivrnl iti the pivm* is AM* that there is to be
said.
SHAMEFUL TREATMENT
\V»
An affidavit Iuim Ih-cii mad*' Ht Winnipeg by Mr.
W. A. H. Holme* a'Court setti«St out the treatment
Hevorried him by the Canadian government alter he
i-t'turiH-.l wiMinriwl from the trriiwlie*. Sir. n'Court
was n member of the I'rineess Pat* and was wound-,
ed at Vpre*. It was found tl»«*t the wound render.
«'d his ritfltt st rm iijccIwm for life and be wan di*-
vlwvgvl with' ;\ \"'''.->tivtmondi-,-l5"U far \\ full jn'iwlou.
"Sixty Years n Queen," played to
crowded houses at the matinee and
night   shows   yesterday    (Tuesday).
These pictures will be shown again
tonight and those who have not already seen them should certainly not
miss the opportunity of viewing them
tonight (Wednesday).
Thursday, July 1st, a first class holiday program ot six reels will be
shown at this popular house. The
program includes the big "Plying A"
feature, "Tlie Day of Reckoning,"
•which Is a whole show ln Itself.
On Saturday "The Quest," a five
reel Mutual Masterpiece, will be
shown. This is a beautiful picture
featuring Margarita Fischer and H.
Pollard,
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
Special Fares to
Calgary Exhibition
GOOD   GOING   JUNE  29-
JULY6
Return  Limit July 9.
P. Carosella
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Dry Goo-ds. Groceries, Boots and
Shoes, Genu' Furnishings
BAKER  AVENUE
BRANCH  AT  HOSMER,  B.C.
Further information from Ticket
agent or
R. daWson,
District Passenger Agent,
CALGARY.
National Patriotic
Week
Winnipeg, July 1 to 10
FARE and ONE-THIRD for the
ROUND TRIP
From All Stations In Alberta &
Saskatchewan
ON SALE JUNE 29th to July 4th
Final Return Limit July 12th.
Further particulars from any
agent or
R. DAWSON.
District Passenger Agent,
CALGARY, B.C.
We have   ..
Screen Doors
Ib All Standard Sizes from
$1.50 to $2.75
WINDOW SCREENS
25c. to 60c.
KING'S  HOTEL
Bar supplied wilh the best Wines
Liquors and Cigar*
DINING  ROOM   IN CONNECTION
W MILLS,
Pro
^"Root
lh* wnn rohinwi, tnm Knghtit) xvith n mimhor of
tlmhl that tln-iv <uv muit} xxU** tuny j oilur uoiiiiiM Cumuli-aii* unit KIGUT I'NDI'SlU-
!Mf|utt*«hin..r.> iinht'ir tithr«iii'«»i«, htit wi--tlii iisHi-rt! AIU.KS. All were lienled l«>Koth«r «» priiwiiiora
tJiiit i-jti'i'it! -ouuntil'*' often tli'ter* tliowf who Imvi-1 mui imtn'h'il iimli'i'sfitnnl tu |tU<l from the Ht itt hum
iviilixftl 'i,. futility of tli.'ir «'rii«n«-tli<« from il-rlviny. t.»nl xv*<rr *eiit liottic iti the M»<'*t*r«ff« to Qtwhei-.   At
*lv»«|H'i' mol ,|,i ))*«|' Illltil tl|i' real fountain souivi'*  -I l^telir.' lie «'««* ordered to httri* III* Uniform, hilt IV. j
Jfo- Profit  SyM.'in    u    di««*It»*r*d,    li«*tt    di*.-i.t<>ry j f«*ed to do ho jih il hnd hel'H tfiveii him hy tln»j
IlllSfll'   tSIIM
tlii-ir |ii-r<M<ii*iil iiilci'i'st*.       So ).,
tit.'   UN
liritiili ffovi»niiH«'iit uiul not hy ("utiitdn,     ll*' w«**j
tin* r.f«,nn »?i< ifcoiry «oiiiji|«*iMiil> 4i,'i'i}it {»* iiifli!   iiot permitted to wear the nfiifortn, however, iiiidt
tiinl   iirm.i>r   |*rn;tti«   mt-tH'mhiji   m   th*>   '«!•(>>*   ot' ■ i*:»** •*rt'*t'i\ieti witli « ^1.-41 <*»lit »n»| oO.i-i'iit  *'»\*,i
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tio- afri'hni! x\wx s*ni. t\w\ pr* mh\ lo ht- in th-j
i.jtuilv ol Uu- PivmU'i- uf <*aim«la.    If tin* \\«mn*h-i|.'
iin-ii ntornint? front th*' trwifhe* nr* to In- tr*'Hi^*i'
in thn wny. thru tho Kovfrinn«*tit of <«nn«b i* ri»*. j
l-uitnttw tm <imi'*»i ** |in rfi ,i * «»j*iii" ,ijij.<..«.»'. <K,*-.«>i,
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i?m.i»!»n mme mim»t<'r|>ri'l«tii>»i of «iph*r*. Soil thrt
.ff.oihr KfuHiliI h*» frtiin*! ««t! «l<*«lt with «* hi* «h».l
,. Por mnny yeart tht •tantf.
ard heavy boats and ahow
havt bttn madt by LICK IE.
thot dealers, miners, loggers,
farmsrs—all who know good
' heavy hoots—havt universally
acknowledged LI C K I K
MOOTS aa tha ttIT THAT
CAN P093IBLY BE PRODUCED.
Tht LECKIE rtouutlon
stands behind tvtry LECKIE
shot whether It It tht tissvy
boot or tht gentleman's ttrttt
walking ahtt. Every LECKIE
•hot It madt of MONiiT leather—MONEiT workmanship
—HONEST material through-
out.
Vour dtattr will bt glad te
ahow you LECKIE SOOTS
and SHOES,    Aak him today.
***** British Col
We Are Ready to Scratch
ott you* bill any item of lumber bo,
Pound last aa we represented., Therv
la uo hocuB pocua ln
This Lumber Business
When you rout spruce we do no1
sei\d you hemlock. Vtbbi you bur
first-class lumber we don't slip to a
lot et culls. ThuM who buy once frotr
ua alwaya eome again. Those wh<
'bave not yet made our acqualnunw
art taking chances they wouldn't en
counter If tbey bought their lumber
here.
KENNEDY & MANGAN
— Dealtra In —
Lumbtr, Lathi Shingles. Sash and
Doors. SPECIALTIES—Mouldings
Turnlngt, Braekttt, and Detail Word
OFFICE AND YARD—McPhtrton ave
Opposite O. N. Depot   P.O. Bex 8ft
Phont M.
Wire Screen Cloth
ALL WIDTHS
J. D. QUAIL
Hardware  and  Furniture
•Phone 37
FERNIE
B. C.
i1
Full   supply   of   following
for  an  appetizing   meal   to
' choose from.
Beef, Pork, Mutton
Poultry, Butter
UHTEggs*
Try our Cambridge Sausages for tomorrow's breakfast.
CALL OR PHONE
Calgary Cattle Co.
Phono 56 Wood Street
PERNIE, B. C.
-•"iti
A. MaenalL
8. Banwtll
MACNEIL 4 BANWELL
Barristers,  Sol Id ton,  Notarltt,  Etc
Offices:   Ground Floor, Bank ef
Hamilton Building Ftrnlt, B. C.
P. C. Lawt,
Aitx. I. Plat
LAWE 4 PISHER
ATTO&NKVB
Pernio, B, C.
e<
1 j'*-V I
mxxemKmma
Th«
Waldorf Hotel
Mrs. S. Jennings, Prop.
L. A. Mills, Manager
EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN PLAN
i  CAFE OPEN DAY & NIGHT
i *•
J ; Mtnu a to Carte
j ' sn,ilrliiteii.iiliiiliiiiinsiii
:<       Special Rate Board and Room by the week or month
MEAL TICKETS $6.00
List of Locals District 18
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thim *h»iih1 «'<'"r neain nnd >f*• nT-mirt i* «*ntifI«Nl
t«r» »M»m.'thih*r iitoro than an optAotty far th#- *1wih«-
ful tr^atiwtit    ««»<wiU>«1   ltiti» -Siiliinla.v »nti*it.
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namt*, Afbsfta.
SPECIAL VAZflTES 'llf
LOCAL PROPERTY
1360.00  i-roomtd PlstUTtd Htmss, lot 40 s 183. Wast Ftrnlt.
$750.00  tooomad, plMtarad Hoiue, lot 00 x 130, Ferni* Aa-
n«.  Ttnw: flOO ewh; balatws u rttrt.
$1900 00 Two Hoosm on kl 60 x 1$0, Ksfhanea Afi^ Mar
Baffttit Ohturch.  Tmmu{  part cask pajnpfat; hslmft
as tun.
$»0 00  %.rpwmA moAmtb Bpom,ntm\iat& kowm. WmM 31
Jotmo: pit auh; b*slaiwt as rwt
$710.00  Two dif fimt ptopottim m Victoria Af«iBs»   Will
sell at tMs pries w oovf tmmm.
$01000  1st»11», Btotk % Vittoria Avbbbs.
M. A. KASTNER
BOLE AGENT FOR PBttNIE
m A#
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FEBNIE, B.C., JULY
3,191*.
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
m
HAS INSTALLED
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES.
.BELLEVUE
LODGE YOUR
Wttfo, Title Deeds, Mortgages, Insurance Policies
or other valuables in one of these boxes
•>»
POR FURTHER INFORMATION APPLY TO
P. B. Fowler, Manager
Fernie Branch
Imperial Bank of Canada
HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO
.Reserve Fund ... .$7,000,000
ELIAS ROGERS, Esq., Vlce-Pres.
Capital Paid Up..$7,000,000
PELEG HOWLAND, Esq., President
BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
Arrowhead, Athalmer, Chase, Cranbrook, Femle, Golden, Invermere,
Natal, Nelson, Revelstoke, Vancouver, Victoria.
8AVING8 DEPARTMENT   '
Interest allowed on deposits at current rate from date of deposit.
FERNIE BRANCH A. M. OWEN Manager
/?
I
Are You Going to Ei'rope ?
See the Great Northern Agent. He can arrange your rail
and steamship booking over any line you wish to travel
cheaply and quickly. Passenger train for main line leaves
Fernie 10.30 a.m. Passenger from main line arrives 9.30 a.m.
Train daily except Sundays. We connect with G.N.P.S.S.
boats, Great Northern and Northern Pacific at Portland
and San Francisco for the Fair.
AVe solicit your EXPRESS
and FREIGHT business to all
points.
Express Delivery in City Free
J. E. COLE, Agent, Fernie
Box 438 Phone 101
=y
A meeting of--the Local branch of
the Bt. John'p Ambulance Association
f was held on Sunday morning last for
1 the purpose of reorganizing. The class
is desirous of it .'being generally known
that it will function for the benefit of
the town and not for the benefit of the
Bellevue Mine, nor its officials, as was
apparently understood last session by
a nuni&er of people.    The sum of $57
carried over from last year's class will
be invested   in   equipment   such   as
stretchers, splints, bandages and books
to be used for future classes and will
be the property of the town.     Mr. D.
Davidson  was  elected  chairman and
Mr. P. Padgett secretary.     Owing to
the holiday season and' the time esti-
I mated it will take to get the necessary
I equipment.     The first lecture will not
be held before the second Sunday in
August in the public school.     Dr. McKenzie will be the lecturer.
Mrs. Perry, of Foremost, is the gueBt
of her sister, Mrs. A. May, for a few
weelts.
Jack Longworth, of the 13th M. R,
was a visitor this week-end.
The financial statement of the Methodist1 Church for (the year ending
May 22nd, 1915, shows a deficit or
$168.00, The members of the official
board of the church wish to express
their appreciation of the continued
support of the church on the part of
so many friends.
Mayor an-d Mrs. Burnett are vlsitlug
their son, T. M. Burnett of this town,
this week.
The children of our Xormal schools
are commencing their summer holidays, which will extend over a period
of ten weeks.
Jack Fraser, our genial school janitor Intends taking a fishing trip.
The Rev. F. T. Cooke preached from
the text "Have faith in God," to an
appreciative congregation on Sunday
last.
The display of the necessary munitions of warfare In the window of T.
M. Burnett's store bas created more
than a passing Interest, and those
who took part In the window dressing
are to be complimented on the success
of their efforts.
A contemporary announces the engagement of iMlss Norah, the only daughter of 'Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mitchell,
of the Ashdown Ranch, Bellevue, to
Lieut. Sharpe of the 13th M. R.
The regular meeting of Local 431
will take place as usual on Sunday
next.
The police have been kept busy during the past week issuing fishing licences.
Secretary-Treasurer Carter and Vice-
President Graham were brief visitors
to this burg on Saturday.
Coleman will bave the honor of representing Alberta In the coming football finals in B. C, as they have been
suecessful-in—ranqm'shtn^Oi§""liTrank"
but I served my apprenticeship in min-
Thursday in the shape cf a -smoker
which lasted all day and was much
appreciated by all concerned, and by
the way the ice cold Alberta's Pride
was disposed of would make one believe the Dry's will get a very <.ool
reception on1 the 21st "of July. Needless to say everybody at the smoker
had a swell time. Steve Bassetta acted as chairman and musician, and a
good roll of artistes of nil nationalities
supplied the entertainment.
John Loughran and Wm Grah&m
were visiting relatives in Coalhurst or.
Monday and Tuesday of this week.
Jack Clay-don has bpigat a faiui :ind
is getting ready'to move from camp in
the near future.
Friday, June ISth was the f.nnual
meeting for the election of officers of
Local 118'J, and below is the list of officers elected: Steve Bassette, President; Charlie Phillips, Vice-President;
Frank Barringham, Secretary-Tv<3a«,ur-
er; Robert Conners, Recording Secretary; Steve Busilas, Janitor. A joint
committee to act on scale and pit committees; Ralph Chambers, Fran* I3nr-
llnghara, Sam Kendrick, Con Moser
and Robt. Conners. International
Board .Member D. Hees and District
Secretary A. J. Carter, were present
at the meeting and gave the boys a
very good talk on happenings in the
District and the organization In gen-
oraal.
Bro. A. J. Carter fulfilled his duties
as travelling auditor before leaving on
Saturday for Lethbridge.
After the regular order of business
on Friday night nominations for checkweighman were called for. Bro. Steve
Bassette and Bro. F. Barringham were
nominated. After some consideration
Bro. Bassette expressed a desire to decline and Bro. -Barringham will, again
act in the weigh-bouse on the tipple on
behalf of the miners.
The stork paid a visit to Coalhurst,
June 14th, and as a result the home of
Louis Fraser is blest with q. baby girl.
An Ice cream and strawberry picnic
was held In the.grounds of the Presbyterian Church on Wednesday under
the auspices of the Ladies' Aid.
A rather serious accident occurred
at this mine on the morning of the
21st when the first cage of men lowered were allowed to hit too hard on
the bottom. -There were thirteen men
in the cage, and Hugh Evans, fire boss,
was the most badly hurt, and is at present in the Diamond City Hospital suffering with a dislocated knee and gen-,
eral shock. The other men were only
slightly injured, and according to the
doctor's reports will be in a position to
return to work in a few days. The
21st was not what may be termed as a
working day, and the men referred to
were firebosses and pumpmen, with
a few machine men, going down to cut
places.
* ,%**
PAGE THEBE
THE ECONOMIC
UTILIZATION OF GOAL
By Alexander Sharp,
All the great industrial centers of
the world must have an abundance of
cheap fuel, and power.    I have known
the City of Vancouver for these last
25 years, and  what has always impressed me about it is, it will never
ue the manufacturing, industrial center .it could be, until it has cheaper
fuel and power, in unlimited quantities, than it now has, at its command.
In various parts of the United States
of  America,   England   and  Germany,
producer gas is now being made, from
coal   and   all    by-products extracted
from the coal, on new methods that
have been discovered of recent years.
I have not space to go Into the merits
of these plants; suffice It to say, that
the success has been such as to re-
voluntlonize the business   activity of
many a district.
Plants
are erected at coal mines that have
coal containing a required amount of
gas, nitrogen and tar qualities. Tbe
gas is piped to the populated centers,
for fuel, where lt is used in the manufacturing of iron and steel, and other
industrial concerns. lA coal with about
28 per cent volatile matter yields at
least 10,000 cubic feet of gas per ton
of coal. One ton of such coal will
furnish fully 100,000 cubic feet of producer gas, having a calorific power of
about 200 heat units per cubic foot. A
city like Vancouver and district would
require a gas with a calorific value of
500 British thermal units per fool.
The gas can be purified at the plant
to suit the needs of the community.
The nearest inland coal mines to the
city of Vancouver are at -Coalmont,
Princeton and Xicola Valley, each
about 120 miles distant, or thereby.
These coal mines have a suitable coal
for a gas producer and by-product
plant—28 percent, volatile matter, and
fully 1 per cent nitrogen contents.   .Tn
1 GREAT BLOOD
Directory of Fraternal
Societies
"Fruit-a-tives" Cleans,
Purifies, Enriches
Fruit juice is Nature's own remedy.
"FRUIT-A-TIVES," the famous
fruit medicine, keeps tlie blood pure
and rich because it keeps the whole
system free of impurities.
"Fruit-a-tives" improves the Skin
Action; enables the stomach to digest
food properly; makes the bowels move
regularly; and relieves the strain on
the Kidneys.
By its cleaning, healing powers on
the eliminating organs, "Fruit-a-tives"
rids the system of all waste matter and
thus insures a pure blood supply.
50c. a box, 6 for 2.fX), trial size 25c.
At dealers orscntpostpaidon receiptor
price by Fruit-a-tives .Limited, Ottawa.
INDEPENDENT   ORDER
FELLOWS
OF  ODD
Meet every Wednesday evening at
S o'clock iu K. P. HaU.
Noble Grand—J. PEARSQ.Y
Secretary—J. McNICHOLAS.
ESTHER  REBEKAH  LODGE  No. 20
■Meet first and  third Thursday  in
mouth, at 8 p.m., in K, P. Hall.
Noble Grand—A. BIGGS.
R. Secretary—SISTER PRICE
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
Meet every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m.   la
K. P. Hall, Victoria Avenue.
C. C—J. COMBE,
K. of S-—D. J. BLACK,
M. of F—JAS. MADDISON
LOYAL TR'JE BLUE ASSOCIATION
Lady Terrace Lodge, No. 224, meets
in the K. P. Hall second and fourth
Friday of each month at 8 p.m.
W. M.-<Mrs. J. BROOKS,
Secretary—Mrs.  JANE  TIM MINGS
,--—.      [ LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE
lug at the Can nul Coals, and Oil Shale
.Mines, of the "Scottish Oil Industry,"
and was for two years just previous to
coming to British Columbia 25 years
ago, manager and engineer at some of
the Oil Shale Alines. In this way
naturally I got to know a good deal
as to the distillation of coal and oil
shales and the recovery of by-products.
Even in these days the gas from the
retorts was piped to the towns of the
district for light, heating and power
,lnrt   rt* H.-	
Meets every Monday at 7.30 p.m., in
I K. P. Hall.
Dietator--J. SWEENEY,
Secretary—G. MOSES.
Ht) Howland Ave.
itrogen contents. To
supply Vancouver and district with
gas in sufficient quantities, the plant
would require to be built, say, at Nlco-
.la Valley Coal Mines, and piped down
along the Fraser Rlyer Valley, to Vancouver. The main line pipe would
be 16 inches diameter and pressure
150 pounds on an average. The branch
line pipes to side line towns would be
,9 In to 6 Inch diameter, with 30
pounds pressure, while the line to the
consumer would be, according to requirements, pressure 4% to 5 mercury
test, which is equal to 9 to 10
steam.
oz.
tion of the gas producer system, which
purposes. Now, since the introduc-
increases the quantity of gas greatly,
and,is now used with such success in
the making of iron and steel and other
Industrial concerns, I believe the pre-1
ANCIENT  ORDER   OF  FORESTERS
Meet  at Aleljo's Hall  second and
third Mondays in each month.
Secretary—J. M. WOODS.
Box 657, Fernie.
$ IOt Reward, $100.
The readers of this paper fill be pleased tfl team
that there I* at leant one dreaded disease that Sdeoe*
has been able to cure Ip all Ita Biases, aod that Is
Catarrh. Halt's Catarrh Cure Is the only puelUvs
cure now known to the medical fraternity. Cat&rrb
being a constitutional disease, requires a ooostlttt-
.  .  >  -  —"-*»■> o* "'c !""«• I tional treatment,    nail* Catarrh Cure la taken lo-
sent IS an opportune time to look into U?m»tly, -actlnit directly upon the blood and mueoua
the auestion of a eas nrnrtnopp hi'.nrn., •urfac<"i °' tbe *rm*m.■ Ounhy destroying the
l. i. i . • . P'.0"uc,er Dj-pro- foundation of the disease, and giving thc patient
UUCt plant being established at some strength by building up the constitution and .
of our Inland coal min«« „..-i ***.. ---■ m» n«t„~<« -»— ■     -■
nihirx* mill  tht* -?a« ta* nature Ih doing IW work.   The proprietors hart
,     i ,    .,       ,.'"", ?                             ?? so much faith In Its curauvo powers that they Oder
piped to the city Of Vancouver and dis- One Hundred Dollar* for any case that It falls t*
trict Mini n?    Riipliipprinp   mul   Ii"l-ar> mm.   Send»for list of testimonials.
-Ii  ,;""""*■   -^"SUieeitng  and   I!,lec- Address F. J. CHKNEV A CO.. Toledo, o.
trlcal Jtecord. Sold by alt Druggists. 75c.
-9 Take Haii-s Family Pills for constipation.
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In 55 B.C. JULIUS CiESAR
INVADED BRITAIN
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#JTHe found the Britons
H brave, strong fand ,vir-
tuous. They drank beer
then. They are still doing
very well and drinking
good beer, such as we
make.
aggregation by two games to one.
The. local Orangemen are making
preparations for the coming July 12th
celebrations at Okotoks..
A thrice dally auto service has been
inaugurated between Bellevue, Coleman and Immediate points.
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♦ COLEMAN NOTES ♦
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♦ COAL. CREEK NOTES ♦
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The mines were Idle Friday ar.d Sat-
urday.
The public - (•xaminaMoi: of the
scncols was held on Frlliv morning
prior to tbe dismissing of school ior
summer vacation, which extends until
August 23;d. .
The following is the honor roll for
the past terran at the schools. Division I—Deportment, Willie Glover; regularity, Robert Martin; proficiency,
held In reserve
Division II.—Deport-
The regular meeting of Carbondale nient- Harr>' Keith Martin; regularity,
I Local w&f held In tho Eagles Hall on  Alice Annie Miller: m-nfi/.!**.-..   r»>.-
Sunday afternoon wben the following
were elected office bearers for tbe ensuing term: President, John Harrobln;
Vice-President, J. Lonabury; Financial
Secretary, John Mitchell;  Recording
Secretary, J. Tins worth; Checkweigh'
man, J. Unsworth; Pit Committee, J.
Denny,.-Wm. Thompson, John Mitchell; i
Finance Committee,   A.   McLeod,   J.
Falrhurst, J, Beveridge; Auditing Cora-
mttee, A. McLeod, J. Denny; Hospital
Retard, J. Mitchell, J   A. McDinnW;
SIc;{  and   Accident Fund—-President,
Jas. Chalmers; Secretary, M. McDick-
ens,  Sick Commutes, T.  Bojch,   I.
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Fernie
mmawmmtmLWA
tWim OLDEST ESTABLISHED
SECONDHAND STORE
Best Prices for all kinds
Household Furniture
Jnckfon, F. Mnyefie*, J  Falrlmm, C,
Makln,
Tlio school closed for the summer
holiday last Friday, .
The young child of Fred Antrobus
met with a serious accident while at
play on Monday evening when a horse
tanked close tb where she was playing
lilchud lwr on the head, fracturing the
skull. She was at once conveyed to
the Miners* Hospital, where she was
attended to by Dr. Hoas. Her condition is precarious.
Chief Ford wes seriously hurt and
Mra. Ford badly shaken In an accident which happened while they wer«
join timing on Wednesday evening.
The chief underwent an operation on
Sunday afternoon nnd l» now j,roRr<>»«
Ing .satisfactorily.
The Coleman Orrlieatrii Dante In the
Opera House on Friday avtmlttK wns
poorly Attended, the unsettled weath-tr
probably being the caitui*,
('oh*man and Frank Football Clubs
met at lllalrmore on Saturday Inst In
the deciding gnme for the championship of the Alhertn Dlvluton of tlm
(Crow's Xe.t Pat* League, Coleimn
won hy thr«# to nil and will now mct-i
J the winner* of Hie It V. hi vision for
the league Cap Ht Michel.
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Annie Miller; proficiency, John
Wesley Corlett. Division HI.—Deportment, Willie Martin; regularity, Jos.
Mllburn; proficiency, George Eccleston.
Mr. Keoitgh, the principal of the
schools left camp on Saturday en route
for his home In eastern Canada.
Miss M. M. Robertson severed her
collection with the teaching staff and
left cahip on Monday en route
for the Pacific Coast. We regret that
lll-heulth la the cause of her leaving
us and her many friends wish her a
speedy recovery.
Mr. und Mrs. George Anderson have
taken over the Tepee Hoarding House.
Mr. nnd Mrs, Itobt. Falrclough are
en route ror England to uke up modi
cal nnd nursing dutios under the Queen
Alexandra order. We wish thtm a
successful time.
Among tho new arrivals to camp Is
reported a daughter to Mr. and Mn
Joe lloardman, and a son tn
Mrs. Jas. Hall
concerned are doing well,
Thc grand stand has been erected
on the snap quoit ground adjacent to
"•    -'-'      The thanks of the mem
Gas Fuel
Gas Is the most perfect fuel that can
be furnished, It is clean, can be
piped a long distance, and has a very
high heating power. It is being used
in greater quantities each year, for
'the purposes mentioned, all over the
world. IMany of the iron and steel
works in 'England, Germany and .Nova
Scotia use the gas from their coke
^ves%^^r^Mo^r^TOiriHa~sleerTOF
naces, to great advantage. The calorific value of gasused at steel works
for certain purposes Is about 500 British thermal units per cu; foot. There
seems to be no auestion but that the
greatest economy possible in steel
works practice Is through the general
adoption of gas fuel.
A By-product Plant
requires to be erected In connection
with a gas producer, to make it a profitable Industry, for the recovery of
ammonia, tar, benzol and other minor
and the manufacture of sulphate of
products.
The sulphate of ammonia obtained
'from coal is generally in proportion to
tho nitrogen contents.     Middlesboro'
(Joinery, of the Nicola Valley Coal and
Coke Company, Is tho only mine concerning which a i,Gvu'iimerit aualysl-n
cf the nitrogen Is pi von namely: .Vo.
I Mine, Nitrogen, Ml p*i cent; No. 2
.Mine, Nitrogen, 2.0 per cent.     No. 1
Nsiul :* iMlne, mixture, nitrogen 1.4 per
cent.    It is probablo that the coals of
Coalmont and Princeton contain about
an equal amount of nitrogen.    In that
case the coals from these mines contain a valuable quantity of by-products,
To show tho value of nitrogen contents In coal it may be stated that j
some English companies operate coal
mines In Natal, South Africa, and else-1
where for the by-products extraction i
only, where the coal containa 2 per
cent nitrogen.    The Natal Ammonium
Co., Ltd.. estimate* to collect  i»,3fl"i
lou* ot tfulphatc    of    ammonia  per
annum, from 150 tons of coal, containing 2 ;i. ;. nitrogen, :*f ;i value of fio
ftto.ou to $70.00 per ton.
Dr. Frank Adams, In an addrtss be-
• for*'  the  Canadian   .Mining  Institute,
Toronto, March 4th,  1915, said;  "In
tbe year 1912, 405,4."" ton* of coke
wore made In beo-hlve ovi-ii* in Al-
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CANADIAN PACIFIC RY.
SUMMER JXCDRSjON HIES
CirCllIaP TOUr thr0'    A splendid vacation trip for teach.
Revelstoke and ■ :y.«»^^*'-T^i«w-h«
Kooten^-^^^^
from all stations.    Good for three
inonths^22.00 from CaUarg.^JL-
To EASTERN
CANADA
To points in Ontario, Quebec, Xew
Brunswick, ..Nova. Scotia and
Prince i Edward Island at low
fares. Liberal limits, stop overs
and diverse routings.
Panama-Pacific &
San Diego Expositions.   Pacific
Coast Excnrsions
Reduced- lures from all points.
When going to the Expositions or
the Pacific Coast, it avi11 profit you
to travel through your own wonderland-—the Canadian Rockies—
visiting Banff, Lake Louise. Field,
Glacier, thence via Vancouver,
Sail the Great Lakes—Superior & Huron
On ... P.u, r-^E^^-Jjj^^*.   ..»..,„».,.,
THEV  MAKE  FOUR  ROUND TRIPS EACH WEEK
8alllnos—Eaitbound
"Alberta."     "Asslrliboia,"   "Manitoba.*
Lv. Ft. William..Sun. 2 p.m.    Tnes 2 p.m.    Sat. 2 p.m,
Lv. Pt. Arthur. .Sun. 3 p.m.    iTues. 3 p.m.    -Sat. 3 p.m.
Arrive Pt. McNIcoII. .Tues. 8.30 a.m.    Thurs, 8.30 a.m.
Sun. 8.30 a.m.
Try this Route; it offer* an ideal CHANGE and REST to
bound for Eastern Canada and the Eastern Statei,
Particulars from nearest Agent, or from
p   nauutirt.i   »»,-»-    - —
"Keewatln"
Vrl. 2 p.m.
.   Krl. 3 p.m.
Mou. S.ao a.m
the traveller
DAWSON, District Passenger A gmt, CALGARY, Alta.
thi' i hib,
hers
p.l
nd Mrs. i kerta and Ilritlsh Columbia, re|>roH(Hi
..   ',    ' i Ing a waste of approximately fi.H-Vi si
" '" | poutaiM ol  ammonium sulphuie, anil
We learn that all U.,l,:i8:i>!i'» gallons of tar, not to mention the benzol and other minor pro
ducts, and (he immense amount of rm
which would be available for heating
and lighting piirpones."
There tumid
THE
Bellevue Hotel
COMMERCIAL   HOUSE
Btut   Accommodation
Upto-Datt — Every
e«e«llent Cuisine.
SUITABLE   FOB   LADIES AND UINTLEMIN
In the  Pass.—
Convenience,—
*). A. OALLAN, Prop.
BELLEVUE, Alta,
pei
nit Jul)' Int.    apecial train inven Ceal
Creek at 1 p.m. ,
Alts MfF-fpran paid a ffylnm vWt to
tin1  ramp  Irom   JlrMtMii
■nrcli-vnd.
ditrltiK  t!s<-
jtio*
iiUi4!«,
GUS RADLAND,   Proprietor
wsmw ave. {?™*£z) nm, iz.
Tfl III K*ilIII*
is i«pee»«d to be pia&l'oii BaturU.iv. | ,J!™'J™U* ""V'*"^* *** mUm
titty .-lyl i lioitrtt*
If    Mike   ftrennen   wn*  tirtinubt   -hoim*;        *""
from the tlalt ll<-»i<!ui **t UnUUfi<J«*>,    *''"•■
Hon SalnnlH)' moraine'* p»n*«nt.er ■«ti«|.KI,(
M taken to the Mlm-m* l»o^.:t.il.     11** in " >,r
11mprofltlft UU Wtll Ui I'UU bi' »:»Kt-»'l'd. j     I'lm local J<'»tln»M'biiw»ra Ut*: ptltMli-S
I    ,\ baseball mitch between Fthlrtimr.' f lu -.tutu- fhn* training t,H' tU final uf. An*t*'* m,i v.w Far Kit*',.   Jntw tak**
• and Coleman was played at Hhtrmor* j sin* l^:t-itue Competition xxhlvU It bjili'd  futiv t.■**„„„ , ,■>. .*■*»** *-,--> •■ t- ■   »•
ion   Stimfur   nfit**n>*t*i*   *****,***   it***  **>*■, ,.*■     >
><-*.«, ur -bumaitton, in tin-
t t>l li-vr miii li..Ja»v and datnthtt-r.
* ;*"d Si,;*  l.vrt lt«,H»'ii. Co>on. Si.
I>i\ Porter hiii] Prof. Hurley, of  \|<»
(l!II t'iilv«*r»it>, tof llm ItopartiutMit of
Minm, <)!»HW!i The report t*!im«H
(!>»>m« ttitA* nn- evelli'tttly adiipu.nl for
\itn. In «*'.- j.n.-ilu! it* .11,4 im 'I*
'JiHCtiii cf p'iwer.
I btdirvf *i modem teas producer, .>
i<i'vu«.*. i<irt,a elected at an? ot tlicne
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J»,; i.i. j.* »•* »!, \(tiiuttiver and din-
trlrt and iutild be htipplied fti the <<»i»-
*!imer :,' ,, j'Hce mulct :,i, rent.,
'i'u.I#i;ind lit*:. Tite mlltitidte
rnoiita bit* t ro..;' nt'irltet !n Ihi
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H. G. GOODEYE CO. Ltd.
The Complete House Furnishers
of the Pass
Hardware Furniture
SLK«S   ^^Mr,h* *■ wan *£■
it yem era saltan** tell ether*,   t
tttt ui.
Colerhan
Alberta
iiiiiiiu* UUirmor*   wan   b>   4   to
.*..,'.',,...'    ,s,.ut*..t    i,Jt*t;.    |i„»|ls>*i    titvU    i'W"
turn game witli the lv*-*! *u,***u. 1».h
ifnlled to turn up, Coleman &nt»»tlttic
iun ior litem,
Horn—June 'J**, to Mr. and Mm. J.
HeverJ(!«c» a ma.
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We hid tie jileuiiire of »e< inn the
l"tr*t triii'li.v cf Hte ii-f**nt *,ir in •>«»•
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In-  'Iffieuit to estimate the
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Tun    Natal    Ammoiihim
iii'll   Nfr'cii, il-c ;, \'.„t, \ Aui*
YOU  CAN  SAVE   MONEY
HOW?
BY   BUYING
A SUIT, A MAT,
A Pair of Shoes
, * ..*,.., 9<*,.*t»**.*m mt **o *ixr,iimn.
'wh'.- hy ll*rrf Mia r-i io hi* wife. VV>
nr* pletfti to tv\i*iTi that Harry U re-
t-over*A from hi* womidi* and
wK.-iin In the* llm**,
bark
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f   the min* t» nlil *or!i«»«i* «iv><>- tbt*
, name trltli iiroaimw-i* ot jikklr.it tij» u
i litt!« next month,    torn* omalde men
? tw keisg k«j»t bony ibi* m-eeh
"iHf oa tb* Iim mr
MARAKIRI RATHER
THAN  OMH&NCt*
m>m(-t'.U-,l. ef {Ue ».»J4| 4|-,«| hy-Mfi*
um recivery Tlipir «-ar»!t*l, f '.iSiM**-
I* »*;iid tm H.-ne *,e*n nuttirient to ert*c
ti»«» pUtti, j»«irrtia«<» shoo acre* emi
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no bnowlrittre nn t„ fh,* length '»f
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oo wilt work Ttamtay.
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an, thtetly nmwn the Rsmnr.it. or mtn- m
coa! field i>t, »»>, :.(».«, M-.f«», •itb'J'ow#*
■ort feet fn filet
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AI    THE
Talnphen*
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M. Thompson
BLAIRMORE, tilt.
Co,
Telephone
29
You Havo tho whole of our Seloot
and Up-to-dat© Stock to choot* from
at COST PRICE for tho next 14 days.
COME  AND  BE CONVINCED St^^^i iJ^A^Xy&Z? itt> 2 <%vf\
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FEBNIE, B.C., JULY 3,1915,
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BIG
SALE OF SUMMER WASH GOODS
This includes our entire stock of Crepes, Organdies, rice cloths, lace cloths, gingham prints, etc-
Printed Organdies
In pretty floral effects.     Come in a nice sheer
soft finish,   Sale Special , , 15c. yd.
Pretty Crepes
In a big selection of exclusive designs in stripes
and floral effects.    Past washing colors and a permanent finish.   Sale Special 15c. yd.
Two Yards for 25c. Special
Crepes, Muslins, Ginghams, Prints.
There are extra good values.     Very suitable for
ladies and children's Dresses, Waists, etc.   Pretty
designs and fast washing colors.
Sale Special ............ .2 yds. for 25c.
Ladies' Silk Lisle Hose
Exceptionally good value. Have double toe and
heel and extra strong garter top. Permanent colors. They come in tans and blacks only. Sizes.
8y2) 9. f>i/2, 10. Sale Special. 30c. pair-
Ladies' Summer Vests
Fine elastic knit. These come in the low-neck,
short and hosleeve styles. Perfect fitting. Regular 35c.   Sale Special 25c.
LADIES'  READY-TO-WEAR DEPARTMENT
Suit Special $6.95
18 Spring Suits on sale for ,$6.95. In the lot
there are values up as high as $40-00. Colors:
Navy. grey, brown, tweeds and black.     Size 16 to
:38.   Special Saturday  $6.95
Lingerie Dresses regularly to $20.00 for $5.00
Very pretty dresses of mu&lin, voile, cotton crepe,
in white, blue, tan, pink and mauve.   Also many
pretty embroidery dresses; 16 to 40.
Sale Special , $5.00
House Dresses
Are regular   $1.25   House   Dresses.   Made   of
strong gingham in fafjt colors.     Sizes. 34 In 46.
Saturday Special $1.00
Middy Blouses
In heavy twill Indian head and pique; trimmed
with colored and plain collars and cuffs.   Sizes, 34
to 42.   Prices from $1.00 to $1.75.
Children's Middies in Holland linen and Turkey
red trimmed; the very lates>thing in middies at
$1.25.
FOOTWEAR BARGAINS FOR PAY DAY
Ladies' Oxfords and Slippers at $1-50 pair
Thtfse are a few broken lines we intend to clear
out. at considerably less than cost prices. Made in
all the different leathers, patent, vici, gun metal
and tans. Regular prices ranging from $3.00 to
.$4.50*
Special Saturday $1.50 pair
Ladies' Tan "calf and vici chocolate Blucher and
button Boots, good stylish lasts and easy fitting,
plain or cloth tops. Regular prices from $3.50 to
$5.00.
Special for Pay Day $2.95 pair
Childs' and Girls' Slippers, at $1,50 pair. These
aro broken lines arid are very exceptional bargains.
Don't fail to look for this 'bargain table, containing
strap slippers, laee Oxfords and lace and button
boots-
Special Pay Day Price $1.50 pair
E-SfiSJaBjai^
A BIG SUMMER
CLEAN-UP SALE
Starts Saturday. All-odd lines of
Men's Clothing will be sold at such
reductions it will be to your, interest to buy.
Fine imported Tweeds, Worsteds and Serges, made in the
regular three-button and single breasted styles, will be shown
in our windows at very attractive prices.
MEN'S SILK SHIRTS
Mon's fine Habitau Silk Shirts in white, sky, blue, pink oham-
lagne and ponge.-\ will be so11 Saturday at $2.5tV The-se arc
our regular $3.50 shirts- "
MEN'S COTTON   WORK GLOVES
Made from heavy fleeced -an ton; strong and soft. Reguiur
10c. pair.   Special Saturday 4 pairs for 25 cents.
MEN'S STRAW HATS
Any Straw Hat up to $5.00 will be sold Saturday at half price.
Now is your chance.
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Men's White Canvas Shoes, Special, $1.35 pair
S -   -
Low or higji heel Shoes; regular prices from $2.00
to $3.00. .,
Pay Day Special  $1.35 pair
Men's Tan Boots, $3.90 pair_
"yVe have a few pairs of this line to clear out, all
high grade footwear; regular prices $5.00 to $6.50
Special Pay Day Prices $3.90 pair
GROCERY SPECIALS
Nfew Potatoes, per lb        .05»
New Carrots, per lb- ...;     .04
New Cabbage, per lb ,..    -05
Now Beets, per lb 03
Fresh Eggs, per dozen 25
Bananas, per dozen    35
Special Blend Bulk Tea, 2 lbs 75
Braid's Big Four Coffee, fresh ground, per lb.    .40
Early June Peas, per tin  ••.    .10
Corn. 3 tins 25
Tomatoes, 9 tins  $1.00
Siam Rice, 4 lbs 25
Lowney's Cocoa, ]/o lb. tin 20
Gold Standard Baking Powder, per lb 20
Lowney's Fresli Chocolate, per lb 35
Fresh Cream Candy, per lb - 15
Fresh Mixed Candy, per lb .': 25
PROVISION DEPARTMENT,
Premium Boiled Ham, per lb-- 40
Roast Shoulder of Pork, per lb 35
Roast Leg Pork, per lb    .40
Jellied Tongue, per lb.- 40
Baked Veal Loaf, per lb 30
Cooked Corn Beef, per lb 35
Fresh Breakfast Sausage, per lb 20
Sliced Premium Raw Hum. per lb. (boneless)    .30
Shoulder Ham (whole)   : 15
Shoulder Hani, (boneless)  IC
Cooking Butter. 2 lbs      .45
Fresh Halibut, per lb 12
Fresh Halibut, sliced, per lb 15
Note our low price on fresh caught salt water
Halibut. This product should be used in preference to fresh meats, as it is much more economical
and wholesome.
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The Store o
Quality
TRITES-WOOD COMPANY, Lm
BRANCHES AT FERNIE, MICHEL, NATAL AND COAL CREEK
Money Saving Prices
First Aid Instructions
For Miners
By M. \V. Glasgow, W. A. Jtaitdenbusli
and C. O. Roberts
(Por the benefit of our many reader* interested in First Aid we begin
thle week the reproduction of Miners'
Circular No. 8, published by the U. 8,
Bureau of Mines. These Instructions
ar* also appearing In the United Mine
Workers' Journal, to whom we are In.
debted for the loan of the cuts aceom-
panylng the text.)
Applying th* Triangular Bandage to
the Abdopien
To apply the triangular bandage to
the abdomen (Fig, 24), place the apex
of the triangle hlf?h up on Hip abdomen,
wlili tho bane Just above the scrotum
,»r»j erotcb.    Run tho right extremity
flf applying It to the left side of tho
the opposite shoulder. The two band-
iiKos cover the entire chest in front.
Cover the back with the third and
RECENT LEGAL DECISIONS
AFFECTING LABOR
Allen Not Necessarily an Enemy, Although Born In a Country at War
with Great Britain.—Civil Rights of
Aliens.
I* *>•<•" ~
The
tiiii/.ii), flaninel, name, or cheesecloth.
It varies In length and width.    It ia
wound on Itself to form a tight roll.
Fig. M—Open triangular bandage ap- ■    Tht* roller bandage is more difficult
plied to th* abdomen. i to apply than is the triangular band-
I ape.   Never apply a bandage rareless-
abdomen, or left extremity If applying j
t*    .. * i   ,*      t   .*,    .%■ i ,,itti\'
around the hortv to th* wint of the-
mp. Take xo* toti »*uei»u> au*n ,
around tto lett Iti.uli ill the Mt side.
Is h*imt 4r****4. or rt-arhf uhlifh tf th*<
tight title Is being dressed) and out to I
loin the right extremity, and tic upon j
tttt* rmi-s If th* *nH» tir* too *bori'
th#y ran tt* lengthened by a piece ot j
rotter bandage. To hold th* apex,;
lam a cravat bondage around the body,f
told the apex underneath It, and pir. j
In an action before the Superior
Court sitting tn Montreal, the plaintiff
Bought to recover damages under the
Industrial Accident Act. lie wiib suffering from a broken thigh as the result of an accident which occurred on
January 29, 1911, while in the employ
of the defendant company. He alleged that he would be unable to work
for six months, thnt hia working -capacity had been reduced 15 per cent, on
account of the accident, and that ho
was earning $702 por yeur.
The defendant company made answer that the plaintiff was an alien, a
subject of Austria-Hungary) which
country is at- present at war with Canada; that he was an enemy and not
entitled to sue for hi* rights bofore
Canadian courts. The point was sustained by Mr. Justice Hruneau, who
held that "an alien enemy cannot maintain any action tn our courts, even In a
cane whero Uie right originated before
the commencement of hostilities, but
Mutt this right Is not destroyed; tt la
only suspended during tlie war." The
iiclujii wu* in connetnieiK-e dismissed
until the war Is over.
I'pon :in appeal before the Court of
King's Itench, the decision of the trial
Justice was reversed. The court quoted the Kinx's Proclamation* defining
the word "enemy," a* follow*: "Tho
expression Is defined as meaning 'any
person or body of persons of whatever nationality, resident or carrying
on business in the enemy country, but
does tint Include person* of enemy nationality who are neither resident, nor
tarrying on business tn thn enemy
country," and also the Proclamation
, dated August 13, H»M, stating that "all
Th* Roller Bandsg* ! persons In Canada of Oerman or Au*-
roher banda** is niade trom • tro-HungariaH nationality *o long a*
they quietly purine thtlr ordinary avocations be allowed to continue to enjoy
the protection of lhe taw and be accorded the respect and consideration
due to peaceful and law-abiding tit I-
sens,"   tn this case, the appellant was
The Coal Brigands
A Vindication of the Miner and a Justification of HI* War Bonus
Fig, 25,—Pour triangular bandag** to
•ovtr th* body entirely frem neck
to waist.
fouill) imiiilaiifK liy plarlim the bune*
of the bandage* on the back at tho
ttuU! line und tying Uie bandages lu
the manner, described above.
By Trade Unionist
Tho lieport Issued by the Departmental Committee appointed to Inquire Into tbe subject ot coal and the
war has done one fine thing: It toas em*
phaslzed the Importance of the collier
to the nation, The recruiting officer got
busy ln the coal center* nnd hi* bag
totalled, we are told, up to February
of ihis year, 181,170, with a consequent
net decerase of 134,1.80 employees, or
thirteen and a half per cent, ot persons employed with n corresponding
decrease in production of over three
million ton*, or again, thirteen and a
half per cent I do not propose to
follow the depths ot this lieport very
far, I Just want to use lt to Instance
the importance of tho part played by
the miner in national efficiency, and
then deal with one or two charges fir.t
have been made against him. Itefcre
me as I write is a newspaper cutting
headed, "Higher coal prlcos. Effect
of miners' war bonus." the article
opens with a coal price quotation, and
then noon on to give the view of a
prominent London merchant that "tho
war bonus it a fraud on tha public,"
an-1 that it was responsible for much of
the iin tease tn price Thit sound* nil
right. It i* a simple off-band way of
dismissing criticism. It turn* the attention of the public away from the
ownera and merchants; but if we only
road the ttatement ot Mr. Runciman
in tbe Common* tbe other day to th*
effect tbat tbo Government were having great difficulty In limiting some
moasure tbe price of coal, we aball
sen that there Is another aide to tbe
shield.
Now, let me Just ran over briefly
the course of events. When war we*
declared tbere waa great unessineaa In
business circles. Coal merchant* with
stock saw that those stock* wonld
soon Increase in value, and price* were
almost llnniedlatoly advanced. The dislocation of the railway system prevent*
mi) them trotting quick supplies, and
that waa need aa an excuse for farther
' *   . .- t.     , **t t < % «•    .-i'I-Mm**   pupitnpk
GIVES TO THE SALVATION ARMY
GOOD B0NU8ES FOR BRINGING
DOMESTIC SERVANT8 TO CANADA
es are based on the 1877 and IS"!- standard. According as the sell! 13 prluo
of coal Increases or ilecrovics, the
men's wages increase or .lacrjaw with
a minimum ot thirty and a m-ulmuin ot
sixty por cent. The maximum prlc*
upon which they obtain sixty per cent.
U. tor the district we nre Muskier', •*»«,
1.1a. li»d...delivered on board. Whenever a revision is made it must last
three month*. There nre tliu* a few
little side trap* which prevent the men
from getting the full benofi^ ot the
scheme. For instance, It the soiling
prices reaches 14*., and doe* not reach
14*. 3d., thl* break of 9d. ls left out
of calculation. Now the .maximum
price upon which tbe miner* could get
the sixty por cent. w*» reached on
Murch 31,1813, slxtoon months beforo
war broke out. The'contract price
for targe coal was then 10s. "Vid. per
ton; In March of thl* year it was id*.
M, and the .nlnera had not been able
to claim one penny tncreaie, These,
mind, are contract prices.
80 as to understand more clearly
whet part labor play* tn extracting enhanced price* from the consumer*'
pocket*, let u« take the concrete instance ot the Cambrian Ht*. In these
pits the price vnrlei according to tho
team. In the C ft. seam 1*. *d'4d, per
ton is paid to th* miner for cutting;
In the Red Beam, 2*.; In the Coronation
1*. «d.; In the 2ft. tt in. seam 3*.; and
In the tft. aeam la. iftd. i.'po*i the*«
prices mast be put the agreement maximum advance of sixty per cent. Increasing them by from ld'id to ls. 8d.
Also note that, In *plt* of the differ-
enee tn pny to the men, the roni I* pre-
cl»ely tba same, tilled Into tha aame
trucks, and dealt with aa one coal. Th*
•filing price to the public of th's coal
Is now about ft a ton, though the eel-
Herr owner* on contract may only gtt
lia. per ton, It is plain to bi sett:
that the men were not r**pt»nttb:» for
th* iBcraea* In pile*. Tbey cau oLly
get an advance AJ-TWt an Increase
has been made. Their bo-tu* of levvti'
teen end a half par cent, wa* only
claimed AFTBlt coal had gone tip It*.
Sd. at tbt pit month.    Their bona*
Actlvltle* of "Army" Are Subject ef
Crlttclam on the Part of Trades
and Labor Council
rtttt*.     r,*-ti*9l*ttl1     1*1**     ItH**
mt***
Inquiry yesterday at,the office* ot
the Salvation Army a* to the report
that the army was advertising in the
old country for women servants to
como to British Columbia elicited the
statement that only, Brigadier Green
and Adjutant BrUtow could give out
this information and both were out ot
the city. The brigadier, who 1* the
chief commanding officer, I* at Kam-
Hoops npd'vttll not return for a few
days, while the adjutant, who I* the
Immigration officer ot the army, is
at Vernon.
Tbe SalvaUon Army has brought
hundreds of person* to British Columbia during the past years. For obtaining these persons, Inducing tbem
to come and settle In this province,
the provincial government In the past
has paid the army well for Its assist,
ance as an immigration agent
Last year tne provincial government paid the Army 114,082 for its
immigration work. In addition to
this the Army received 17 a bead
rrom the Dominion government,
honnses from the poor and relief
council* of the cltlea of the old country for taking their poor away, commissions for thc tickets from the
steamship companlea and Also tram
the railway companies, according to
President J. 11. McVety, of the Traits
and Ubor Coonctl. Moat of the money
paid ont goes back to the Army main.
Mr McVety says, is tbe domesucs
•tta contracts and most of them my,
though a contract of the kind mnde
ontelde of this pro Men is aald to bo
noi of a binding nature.
A* to advertising tn old eonntry
prr*r» tor domtsti.** t-ul* i* (till Wng
done tn the face ot tbe fart tbat there
aro hundreds ot wsmen here nut ot
work and tbe wage >«r liomexics hu
come down as low as $1 a month Instead of the |20 and $10 wbleb were
paid monthly In more prosperous
times.
"In the face ot me fact that the
city I* overrun with ttowsstlKM*, *ho
are willing to work tor even low**
■y IOc \,
Packet of
WILSONS
FLY PADS
Will Kill MORI F1.IFS THAN
">8r" WORTH   OF  ANY    ;
STICKY ft V CATCHER
on"thetomind for coal Hiereaaed. and\ieenth* AFTER the  merskante and| **f^ £•* *'« 4-** *:•«•*•» -f *■•-
\ij
Bandag* fer th* Body frem Neck to
Wslst !
To cover th* body from n«»rk to waist i
four triangular bandag*1* are required*,
fBee ng. Ul tnaee th* hntu* ot Vie]
Ur»l um tU* (itml *** .Uu W., ai Ut* ,
waist ilne. bring the *i»* up over thw,
!«M*t of the <ii«*t to tb* top of the
again the merchant scored. Me ovmA
note, too, that the merchant waa the
man to reap Immediate benefit. Tbe
colllory owners bad to fulfil tbelr ex-
Istlng contract* before tbey conld come
le tor the torn hm th-wi thev dtd rwwte
tn, and all the time the ninfce ot tbt
colliers Were being depleted In tbe Interest* of the national defence forces,
and the output waa being lessened.
The coal merchant* and asagnatea bad
the game to themselves, and tbey took
tbli advantage ot It, whilst tbe OoTem-
nwnt t.iift««! pht1ttt4*» mt tb* $*np1*
2L%2Ii&eStatoZ. *h"»'«B0 »w»«** ** *" •» «*•»
rot ittemmx uhh *<mi» io tee*. .,      ,*•••»»,„ »„„,»„„ ,w4 ■»,*»,„» r-M-tir-t*
Fig. ae-ttarting roller bandage and making reverse turn*.
ly. A well-applied bandage Is one tbat 1 hired by *he respondent company belt made with the least material, and; fore the outbreak of tbe war and wna
<«n«. «Hi(.|iii,•■)» Hi.-if»»t U»W* Hi set; i.iACt^'.'M  dolttn IU* duty aa tut cm
loose. Avoid useless turns; tbey ploy of the company when the iecidew paid. But coal pricw and fo»l p^j
..; .a;.', j. a-a tc uf iMO'l maioMal. -"-f^irr*-! it wn- for th* rompam' t«! moid not be jfiereeeeo without mt
Apiily' a b*ttdai{« firmly' and evenly,! prove that he w*» a spy or was guilty miner* alto feeling ths pi-Mti, ao iu*y
    ..      ,  b»i not too tightly or too loowly.  If of any *et« ef hostility.   Tbla wm not demsnled an tMtoom In wnget a war
fthraider; pas* the mo end*, on* on * the *tf**d*ge is too ti«ht it »akt* the done, and th* court mm oaaulmom In bonus, and tbey get au M«i«t«
ruber side, around the body under tbe twtlent uncomfortable, causing swell- Ceelln* that tbe appellant wa* fully »n- seventeen and a *aif eentt« wit* tlie
arms to the back, tie one end with a Unit and pain. If the bandage Is too titled to th* protection of Ceuadian rwull that the ***rtb**U a*a now uy.
oupkaot to th« oxiter; 4nn the Uui*'''hmt It slip* off. To atari a wrtW"rjl*w*.~«Vlot* v. Uetk-entle, Mann a»« Ing to put the Masse for InctvaaeJ
aft-* tfirft*1 brine tb* tnnr *rri up t*t*'*b-xrt4iit*. baatn nt fhe smaller part and, Company.) »Ptlcta on tbe hacks of the pptn,
hick, tint th* ahouMer, aad tl* 10 IU I *?rk to*ard ths larger, part,     tn** I llt.ZM.,.^L i.,;^-,, I wfi£ t%'*^m£lVim?*%&
ape* in front.    If the end is not km*1 Pig. n.l   In bandaging a let or arm* INPORMAYION WANTIO        | Willi ««il reached Atfot ton. TMe
«»0ttlh to allow tying to th* spot, tie ntart at the wrist or «nkle and **r»p
W'
a'pni* ol roller bandage or a bandar- ■ upward   i#*ure the bandage by onp-' ot C. D. Beardf  It would b* to bla
eblef to it     The second triangular i pint two circular torus at th* starting I interest to write to hi* ejother.
bandage is applied in the *am* war, *x- and tlnlshlng points, I   Lucltada Beard, Houston Ce„ Ifokab,
tent tha; iln- Ion* *nd l« j.as«;4 onr)     fTe be C«ntlfni*< w*«t Weefc)      Minnesota.
i
Van anyone tell me the whereabouts In summer. \m It minded.    Right ap
through tbe period ef the war It aa*
beeu monatlng to thl* figure, oni the
tonus Is biassed. Xew what deea a
bonus mean exactly *   Tbe mrx'% wag-
owteva had starteu to o.m*i toe pubu-a.
0*, back to the Cambtlia lit* for a
moment, fectudlng the mavtmnaa
agreement percentage nnt the sever-
teen and " *"" ' **  *w"
wet* irbo etit
pnblle nt np to «i a ten get only trom
ts. id. to is. Id. for gettinr It and
thero aro people with the Impedeuo
to assert that their alight war bona*
of from Sd. to 44 per ton, paid after
the tncfwaaed price bad bom charged.
I* ro«ponaIbl* for tbe advance—tbe ad-
rnnr* of trom IP*. Ir> II* thnt hut nl-
roedy beea made. I don't think we
need pwroui tba subject ant further.
The plain fact la that the merchants
nnt attacked tba poeketo of the con*
iremer. the eotttery ownira tben earn.
In an tbe anas* tack; the (leverament,
for some raaaous wbkb w« abnil pro-
baMy never tatho**. ve(ml»«d from
tablng the sWe of th*» ,-ublie against
,\ttt\t' jierM*tf tb nflvevtt-Mtif ttt
the old country for more domestic*
to come to B. C,„ aaya tba labor coon-
cfi pronident,
"F have seen tbe ndvertlsementa so
offers no crlUclsm of the Army dealing in mansions in tba Ay, bit tbey
ought to leave tabor matters to labor
people. We am eiceedlagly planted
to nee tba eity coendl tt laat glrtag
some consideration to a matter which
we have hew trytng to handle ttor
le-sfs."—Sua, Vaacouv«.
Di-., Scutt Xcarlag. ualsUnt pwf-w-
sor of economl-va In the Wharton
gebool of tbe reivsrstty sf P*»n«7l-
wa*te       %*.tnm     tutldk     **ikptoJL\m     kiifigilMli*!     Ik*
tenia, bas been -tttof bt«a«*e be
undertook to leach bla euhjd-tta from
a worttlnf claus viewpoint instead of
..»„„ «. «„w — «-. v*.-.~ -,— tn>m tlwt •f '** terotbAtp body of
^"to*ttT*»I^»woiI^r*liaTrtiilI ^'* -*!i»«Mto»«l" 'n*>Hwtlee)
miner* only naked tor a frv eoppera
to cover the Increased enst of living,
their modesty nnd patriotism being rewarded by the row! <twlptfts patting th*
blame en to tbe hack* of the** who
wero perfectly innocent.—Ktwelds
The tmsi round or no prohibition
strap In Alberta will take place on
July Slat, bnt oot ehiw**-tb# Prokl-
Wtlon of rovtrty. like tbe stream,
-pies on for ettr.**
CORRESPONDENCE
To tho Editor, District Ledger.
Dear Sir.—On Monday, June 21s:„
Local Union 1387, U. M. W. of A., held
Its regular meeting and today six R. S.
VV.im. v., together with othor police officers visited the town, niVkln* a
house to house canvass and asking
all sorts of questions ot thote who
wero present at the meeting, such ac
why tt was called? What were the
subjects talked about? Iio-. many
wen at the meeting and the reside-
thu uuuil.-t.rk of dUkrem ;avlja*IiJ:l.i?
Where did they 1 et the coney that,
was mentioned at the meeting? How
much we* thero? Atter tbe above
and a number ot other questions, had
been put the Secretary was requested
to show his books, and after these hsd
been looked Into the examiners seem*
ed apparently satisfied.
When the writer approached the „
local Sergeant (Oliver) and naked
wbat was the eanse of this action, be
replied that these t'nloti men had to
be very earfeu! aa the least epark
might at thl* time cause lots of trouble. What particular spark he bad
reference to 1 dont know, as this Local
bas now been established eleven years
and ac- bate htld regular weekly mctt
Ing• without having onr ttoonfn doing*
subject to police Investigation. The
-sergeant stated tbat two or throe influential citttena had reported to him
that there wa* tome move afoot among
the Austrian*,
At tbls pnrticwlur meeting there
were not only Auetrtana and Oermana
prswentt-SHit iiaewiee memmtn *h un***
n;i1.1i,nnittV'<-   Inrlnfltric 1W1«fti
▼oar* trnly,
(Signed) A, THACHUK.
■OY LASOW ON yA>M
■T»i«  TfhMA  tNttne la*een    I**    fHp
Bosrd of Bdueation shows that msny
of tlw county antborttlee imve Ml
given way entirely to tbe selfish de-
mania of tbe farmers wbo aro after
cheap child labor. Tbat lemere find
It dimwit tb l«t sdnlt labor Is tnm,
but tbe ronl roason la that tbey want
underpaid* tabor. After thia ott h
ov»r, tbt problem will be Justus aewte
n* now A 11-Huf wsr* Ottl hat* fo
be paid to labwwra, unless Ohlldron ean
be seed to undercut tbelf navtaUi. flto
^hp un.^ri# om ■■••iwgi w^wit  mmoww^momm   m^^mo
farmer Ie moMertfUh when bets mem
prosperous, throughout blatory fubtv
on ibe land baa always dene baity
when tb* lawdlerd* were getting tb*
bigbeut rant* an4 tbe termers mabtng
*k^   ^Aim^^^^mt    ^^^^O^O^-^^^^^to^^m^^m^ab^!
Shlktitim
fwet.t»csin

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