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The Official Organ of District No. 18, U. M. W. of A.
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Political Unity Is Victory
No. 4f, vol. vm.
Developments in
Crow's Nest Coal
Will Have Modern Plant for Byproduct
An Economy of $1,000 to $1,500 Per
Day Will Be Effected—New Plant
Will' Involve Outlay of $500,000, and
-. the Necessary Money Will Be Forthcoming — Company's Indebtedness
Being Reduced.
The erection of a complete modern
plant for the reduction of by-products
of thear mines* is contemplated by the
Crows Nest Pass Coal Co., Blias Rogers, the president, has been rn England
securing plans and specifications from
tbo -Simon-Carves Co., Limited, of 'Manchester, the great Anglo-French builders of by-product coke ovens, for an
up-to-date plant for the Crow's Nest
property, and In the course of a week
will leave for the West ito go over them
with -the superintendent of the mines,
As proposed, this development will
cost -between half a million and a million dollars, but Mr. Rogers states that
the necessary capital will be forthcoming. It is expected that the foundations for the ovens will be put In
this fall, and the plant be under operation next year.
The by-products which will be turned out will be sulphate of ammonia,
ammonical liquor, benzol and tar. For
the last mentioned it is probable that
■an additional plant for Its further reduction may be required, in order to
make the output marketable. - On present estimates it is expected that the
net result of these operations will
mean a saving of from $1,000 to $1,500
a day on the normal daily output of
thc mines. The utilization of all this
wafete material should havo an important -bearing on the profits, of ithe company when once the plant is running.
Mr. Rogers stated to The Post that
tho company's indebtedness in New.
York had been reduced from $300,000,
as shown In -the annual statement, to
$150,000. One-third of this amount
. was paid off between the publication
of the statement and the annual meeting, and the balance more recently.—
The Financial Post of Canada.
The cases of the partial dependents
li: connection with the compensation
claims growing out of the disaster
which took place at Hillcrest June i9,
1914, Is being taken up at .Hillcrest
this week.
. Mr. Colin McLeod and the officials
of th© Coal Company will., look after
the interests of thef coal company,
whilst the miners' side of the case
will be attended to by the officers of
the Local Union and Secretary-iTreas-
urer A. J. Carter of the U. M. W. of A.
The examination in First Aid work
in connection with the above'class was
conducted by Dr. Bonnell, of Fernie,
B.C., on Thursday and Friday evening,
May 27th and 28th. The following
candidates were examined and received 1st year certificate:
K.  P.8
All members of Fernie Lodge No.
31, K. P., are urgently requested to
attend at the Castle Hall, Tuesday,
7.30 p.m.. Nomination of officers and
other important business. Sojourning knights courteously invited.
Mount Fernie No. 47, I. O. O. F. will
hold Decoration Day services on Sunday, June 6th. Odd Fellows and- Rebekahs are re-quested to assemble at
Hall not later than 2.30. Visiting
members cordially invited.
Recording Secretar)'.
J. Atkinson.
W, Bailey
W. A. Brown
A, Becks
W. W. Clarkstono
A. T. Dick
G. Dunn
H. Foster
A. Fawcett
A.-\V. Fearson
P. Green
D. Gash
11. Haydock
W. Hilton
W. Hunter
J. Leyland
J. Monks
R. fi. Phillips
fl. Quince
T. Quince
R. Stephens
R. Sampson
C. Stockwell
J. Taylor
E. Taylor
J. Yates
T. H. Williams
T. Wiltshire
F. Worsley
A. Woodhouse
W, Commons
J. Chamock
R. Commons
W. G. Clarke
A. Duff
C. Edgar
C. Gillett.
J. T. Hebb
C. Hague
W. Lancaster
•P. Lancaster
A. Lane
N. Misissco
C. 'McNay
J. Mills
T. A. Paton
G. PollLtt
J. P. Quigiey
B. Rees
1-1. Rees
P. Raw3on
J. Sweeney
B, Sherwin
II. Whitehouse
J. White, sr.
J. White, jr.
■R. D. Winstanley
W. McConnell
At n conference on the unemployed
sltuatlou ln Vancouver the other day
Mr. Bowser announced that all the
aliens employed In the mines in the
Nanaimo district were being interned
and their places filled by British miners, giving preference to those out of
work since the recent strike. The
• aliens would bo kept, he said, ln local
prison until arrangements could be
completed for their transfer to the
.general internment camp nt Vernon.—
Nanaimo Free Press.  •
Some time between a late hour on
Saturday night and an early hour on
Monday morning the Calgary Cattle
Company was burglarized and meat to
the approximate value of $25.00 was
taken. The entrance was effected
through a rear offiee window. The
store of the Co-Operative Society was
also entered and a quantity of provisions taken during the same period.
The City Police got busy on tho case
with thc result, that Thomas Harden, a
resident of this city, was placed under
arrest on Monday evening and charged with the crime. On Wednesday
the accused was given a preliminary
hearing, but in the absence of sufficient evidence to send him up for trial,
The Following have -been granted
second year or voucher certificates:
J. Hamer
A. Bunch
Third year or medallion:
A. Hancock.
Fourth year or Label:
W. Walley
The following has been received
from the B. C. Council of the St. John's
Ambulance Association:
"May 10th, 1915.
"We think it advisable that every
centre should establish a St. John's
Ambulance Brigade division. That
will give you an opportunity of keeping the members together and training
them and instructing them in voluntary aid work to enable them to be of
service in any contingency. We should
like secretaries to keep a list of men
ready and willing for active' service.
They must be physically fit and It is
advisable that they know something
about military and orderly duties.
(Signed) "F. C. McTAVISH."
J. B.-Osborn.>, the blind Socialist
Crows Nest Pass Coal Co., Ellas. Ro*e-
orator will deliver an address on Sunday evening, Juno Gth, subject,. "The
Way to Power."   Discussion Invited.
Private James  niakemore,  of the
»4th battalion, nnd Mra. A. Van Meche-
Iln, were united In marriage at the
| Cranbrook registrar's office on Tuesday.
During the past week the men of
the 54th have been entertained individually and collectively.
On Tuesday evening the store clerks
and Fort Steele Brewery workers decided to entertain, those members who
had been employed as workmen with
them. The' result was a smoking concert and supper was arranged and
took place on Tuesday night in the
supper room of the Victoria Hall.
Mr. 'Bert Black was the programmed chairman, but business prevented
liis attendance in the early part of
tho entertainment and Mr. A. I. Fisher proved an able deputy. The evening passed quickly with songs, speeches and toasts.
The principal speakers were Col.
Mackay, Lieutenant II. E. Barnes,
Mr. Alexander Macnell, Captain Mpf-
t'ntt (who made an earnest-appeal* to
all who could not join the contingent
to get in with the 107th, and as a result secured several recruits), Mr.
Collins, Mr. A. I. Fisher, and F. ,H.
Xewnham. Mr. Fisher made a stirring
speech, pointing out the absolute necessity for the Allies making a supreme effort to end once and for all
this terrible war. He suggested that
Great -Britain nnd her colonies must
make the same sacrifices that Germany was making ir we desired to
win; if we were not prepared to .make
these -sacrifies then we should most
surely suffer defeat; we were fighting
it oountry who was united as never
a nation was before, and if we <*ould
nor, be as united it would be better
to quit before we sacrificed the lives
of those near and dear. He had confidence, however that these sacrifices
would be made; and that.lt would be
upon German soil and around the flag
of the Allies that some little drummer
or bugler would become famous when
he sounded the "Cock o* the North."
During the course of the evening
Mr. iBert Black presented Jlr. Kenneth
Corsan with a handsome pair, of pipes
in a case, and Messrs, C. Hunnable,
D. Cody and F. Collins with handsome
goldcase wrist watches., "Bert' • addressed to each recipient a few remarks, expressing that the little presents he was handing theni would
•serve as mementoes to them on the
field of battle of the anxious friends
who a waited'their safe ancl victorious
return. Each of the recipients replied with a few remarks in which they
expressed their appreciation and
During the courso of the evening
Collected in the camp $137.40
Boys' events $ 56.15
Girls' events     40.40
10c. given to every child under
5 years (123)      12.30
Refreshments for band       11.70
Blank Cartridges for starter ..     1.00
Total expenses  $121 55
W. R. Puckey, sec.
After a -nineteen-hour search the
two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Corlett, who bad slrayed away from
home on Tuesday afternoon was found
by young Joe Drown, but being unable
to rescue the tot alone from the dangerous -position, he called to't assist-
ancce, .which.'was readily given by an
Italian (name unknown). The poor
.little kiddie must have had a harrowing experience tumbling over banks
and wending his way-through the
bushes, as the torn-clothing plainly
With the exception of scratches and
bruises the child is all O. K., and we
believe will soon be playing around as
if nothing had happened. Mr. and
Mrs. ;Corlett express themselves as
deeply grateful to all who participated
in the searcE, including the 64 men of
the 54th Battalion, who were detailed
to* assist.
Explosion at
B. C.
Milian, L- Shaw, J. Sutter, R Texchek,
Paul Vitta, E. Waiishvil, Alf (Slim)
Seriously injured:  J. Florettl.
Survivors: H.. Clark, A, Cook, F.
Cook, J, Davis, A. Gould, J. Graham, J.
S. Jones, A. h. i.Masz, J. T. Neen, J.
Vtikosic, W. Thompson, R. Wilson.
The mighty roster of the dead wlio
go down Into the bowels of earth to
get access to the means of a livelihood
received twenty-two additions shortly
after 4 o'clock last Thursday afternoon
just after the chauge of shifts at the
Reserve Mine of the Western Fuel
Company, Tho shock of the "explosion was quite distinctly felt on iho
service. In Wednesday's Canadian casualty
There were 36 men in. t.ie mine at! list, .1, Lenzo, place of birth Italy, but
the time of the disaster and at these i.who has been serving with the third
13 were rescued uninjured, whilst one, j Weld Company, Canadian Engineers,
Florettl, Is in the hospital in a very I is "reported wounded. Lenzo was a
serious condition. The mine is In the > member of the first contingent from
earlier stages of development. Thero j this city, and bore tbe distinction of
are two main levels being driven east   bting the only member t;f that con-
A grand smoker will be held on Saturday, June 5th, in the basement of
Miners' Hall, under the auspices of
Fernlo Coal Creek Excelsior Band.
To commence U 8 p.m. Admission,
50 cents.     A good time assured.
Clarkstone and Price
Write From Front
Dave Rees, Kernie.
Dear Old Friend.—Your most welcome letter recelvod and pleased to
hear tho fo:i-s nro all well. I tun not
going to wrlto much just now os It ls
not iny lung suit, hut wli) let you know
that \ nm "right sido up with care,"
even If I havo had a hard time of it
htiely, tlmt'n nothing to wonder at In
this neck ot.. tho woods. Auy way t I
feci tickled to be able to tell you ln
my own ilnpot way that I havo won
tho Distinguished Conduct .Medal,
Well, thore woro aome miglnoers work-
Ins in a mine in the trenches where
w <■ woro, nnd they woro golpg to blow
It up, but while they wero below thoy
go: gassed. Ono ot tbem manned
to crawl to the top and tell us what
had happe-noa, so whon they called fat
volunteers, your 'umble was one,
making three of us In all, We
had just got nn officer out, and
whllit helnlnfc to hrtnir him around
tht? two who went down with me got
gassed, so you can bet your life we
vrrt* bujy. I was tho only ono to so
down twice, but wo managed to save
five out ot the six alive, and tor this
I got tho medal.
Glvo my regards to all the boys and
toll them I shall be glad to have a
line front any of them, end If I don't
write right back they'll know the reason Is beeaoso 1 can't; but this I will
do, t'll drop a lino as soon as I can,
8o long, Dove, ind with best respects
to the Wife and kiddles, and hoping
you'll wrlto soon,
Yoar friend,
M*6 Comp. 1, Bsw. 3,
Coldstream (loards,
4th finerd* Brigade,
British BipedlUonsir fierce.
which supplies us with ammunition,
1 Ui'b doing well, and has got his sirlpo
Among tho operations which will
take place during the summer we note
Dr. Bruce Uoso will study the geology
of the Wnt^oad and Crow's Nest coal
areas.- An examination will be made
by Mr. -P. ll, McLearn of sections of
the Hen ton, Kootenay, -Fertile and
ninlrmore formations of these nfeas,
nnd fossils will be collected,
Mr, J. S. Stewart will alsohave
charge or n party under Dr. Rose's supervision studying the structure of the
disturbed belt of the foothills south of
tho Old Man River.
^ May 4th, line
Dear Tom,—I've a very different talc
to toll you slnco I wrote the first part
of this letter, We have been In ronl
war; the bloodiest war thit ever wn*
fought. Our infantry lost heavily,
but they made a name for themselves
The Germans don't, fight fair, thoy half
poisoned our troops with polsmoiu
gnses, but they'll repent for this beforo tho war Is over, The artillery
did sumo flue work, Tlio *Uer,u:ins
nearly broke through our line*; we
turned our guns on them with open
sUhts, and tho slaughter wus simply
awful. Our n\".lll«;r.v easualUe.* arc
not to heavy considering the shell
'Ire we under a nut. but wo lost unit n
lot of horses.
WU*!v l>:;iSt,'fi'iihfci -to you and your*,
I'll close.
Your Old Friend,
(Bnclosod with tho above letter io
Mr. Uphill was a picture post card of
a French heavy artillery piece of ir.0
worked by gunners from the Creusot
Tbo Hed Cross shipment which was
forwarded this week contained the
following articles:
1271 pairs socks. SS nheeta, 120 pillow slips, 41 night shirts, too cheese-
cloth handkerchiefs, U% bandages, Y*
flannel fomentations, 51* cap cover*,
3188 mouth wipes, 38 towels. 3 pair
Of the socks collected on Sock Day
10 doseu pairs wero sent to the re-
emltlng omen hero for tho uso of tho
soldiers.    TIM* dollars of the am-
mnt eo11**t*4 am* man* it* x***t* »m1
Thc only changes In tho C. P. 11.
services nro as follows:   Ko. 514, the
]-!a hi hound passenger* leaves ten mtn ities nrrltor, that is, Instead of-18.20. II
now pu.'is out at 18.10, or did p.m.
PKspopt'vo paswerpern pIms"  mnl;c*
careful rote cr "loo late, too ,»t<\"
-vill be the err     The Oalgary-K-iolfiue
Flyer, officially numbered m fist, when j
Wra!bound leaves Fernie at 1.1.1, und
ns Xo. (11 when Knatbound. with IU!
departing time marked  up  as  4.18,:
Hear in mind that the C, V. It. employs I
tho 21 hour system, hence both UU and !
fit are early morning "flyers "
Vice-consul In Winnipeg Notified of
Order—Government Pays Way
WtNN'lPBQ, Juno l.-Tho Italian
vice-consul here has been notified hy
Id* novel nun-ni dial all Italians on the
list of reserve officers must return
Immediately and reirart in Italy at
their particular military district, Tb*
government pays all expenses. Italian*
In Canada horn between IRTfinnd 1895,
Inclusive who are liable to military
service, aro to hold themselves readv
to return to Italy at Ihe flrtt call.
When the news became known at Port
Arthur, one Italian exclaimed: "When
we fight for Italy we fight with the
■MTr^nflirnOTiircsrTffafle- a collection
and secured $15,00 to purchase tobacco
which waa distributed to the contingent on Friday morning.
Mr. A. Graham, Mr. A, Prentice,
Mr. J. Quinney, Mr. Jimmy Johnson,
•Mr. Collins and several others contributed items to the programme and a
real grand evening was-.brought to a
.close by all-joining hatids md'singlng
"For Aul Lang Syne."
On Wednesday evening the Ladies'
Aid of the Presbyterian" Church en-
tertnlned the whole contingent of the
54th to supper in the basement of the
church, when tho men were regaled
with eatables, toasts and speeches.
Mr. A. 1. Fisher occupied the chair
and supporting him wore Col. J. Mac-
Kay, Capt, MOffatt, Lieut H. EJ. Barnes,
Hon. W. R. Ross, M.P.P.. Rev. Robertson of English Church, Dr. Corsan and
several other*.
Supper and tho usual toasts disposed
of music and the weighty speeches of
tho evening were the next Items, nnd
for nearly four hours the men had an
opportunity - of not only listening to
good Instrumental and vocal selections, but also to the words of advice
.mid eucourasvnieiit that the speakers
hnd to offer, The Uev, I). Robertson
proposed the health of the r.lth, toi
H'hU'h Capt.-Moffatt responded. While j
Mr. J. J, Martin toasted the iOTtli and
Cu!. MM-k-.iy responded.
The Hon. W, It, Rons addressed the
•-<I'hcrlns and spoke words of pnlse
and encouragement to the men, ami
I Lieut, names proposed "The Prese,"
i tn -which Mr. D. V, Mott rospouUed.
I    The artistes Included Miss Rennet,
i Mr, J, OiUnney, the Anderson Brother*
and others.
Mr. A. I. Fisher, ni chairman, reserved his address for the last, but the
fire and vim hf put Into hia wiuirks
caused bis hearers to burst forth m-v-
o*"it tiivf.i. -v(Oi i-cvv-?',-„s t';icc«J». Ai.
the conclusion of his remarks cheers
were called for the ladles, the chairman, J'i.i ."Uii. 4inl Hon. W. R. Uoks.
and those preient wer* tinstlm'-ig in
The amount awarded by the Educational Department to the Cokato
School trustees, three hundred dollars
($300.00) has now been entirely disbursed, and further progress is suspended until more funds are forthcoming and tlie children furnisiieJ with
tho necessary educational facilities
therefore the trustees respectfully solicit subscriptions from the public, 'and
any amounts subscribed will be duly
acknowledged through the press.
The residents of Cokato are all members of the working class, and .is a result of the conditions under which
they have been laboring for months
past they are unable to give any cash
donations, but have done the requisite
manual work. j
Whilst we know there hhve been i
many calls upon the purses of our fellow citizens yet we trust that so
worthy an object as the one ln question will be given assistance even
though the sums contributed by each
Please mako all donations payable to
the Home Bank.
and Wesit, and it wai's in the latter
where practically all the unfortunate
men were working when death overtook them. -    .
Four of the survivors, Arthur Oould,
Fred Coo'lr, A. Cook and John Graham,
owe their lives to the display of the
highest and noblest type of bravery,
and which, by no means common, is
not infrequently found among those
whose dally a-vocations are classed as
extra hazardous. The name of this
man is Thompson, plain Dill Thompson.
He was with tlie four men mentioned
when the, explosion took place, but
they decided to take refuge in the
rock tunnel because of the thickening
and suffocating fumes practicaly overcoming them, whilst he decided that
as a second explosion often follows,
that he might reach safety by groping
his way to the bottom of the shaft IM
yards away. Success crowned his efforts. Xo sooner had he reached the
surface that anxiety for the four comrades prompted him to request a Draeger helmet. He had never worn one
before aiid as there was nobody to instruct him he had to give up that method. But nothing daunted, he persisted in returning to those in distress
despite three ineffectual attempts, lie
managed to get through on his fourth
journey aniklead his four almost exhausted companions out to safety.
Such moral and physical courage under circumstances of so trying a nature, and but imperceptibly realized by
thoso outside of ihe mining industry,
tlngeut who was Italian, but being a
naurail-zed British subject, was allowed to enter the British ranks. Another casualty in the Fernie contingent
Is unofficially reported by T. Mitchin-
sqii iu a letter to a.-friend here, where-,
in ho states that An*i:v.v Cameron has
been killed in action.
A quiet wedding took place on Wednesday when John Pollard and .Muriel
Jionncll were united for life.
Born—-On Tuesday, June let, to Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas Oakley, a son and a
The rogular monthly tea of the Ladies Guild of Christ Church will bo held
at the home of Mrs. Pearson, Baker
Avenue, Prior St., on Wednesday, Oth
June, at -J..10 p.m,
Further casualties of Fernie volunteers reported:
V.*. Wo'rr, believed to be Wm. W.
J*. A. Osborne—wounded. 'Jud time.
.Missing: Robert Snowden. Robert
Crichitoh, Ferd Mitchell (believed to
be  Fred   Mitchard.
Copies of the Constitution and new
Agreement will be sent out from this
office to all locals in District 58 during thc coming week. .
♦ ♦
Sunday, June U.—10.15 a.m., morning prayer: 11 a.m., Union service,
"The -Meekness of a Holy Life"; 2.30
p.m.. Sunday Schol and Bible class;
7.30 p.m., Union service, Presbyterian
Church. iCome and bring a friend.
(Monday, 8 p.m., D. Y. P. U, meeting,
Thursday, 8 p.m.. Prayer and Bible
study. Friday, S p.m., choir practice.
A. L. Foster, pastor.
Monday's casualty list contains the
name of. John Orimshaw. IGth Datalllon
(wounded)—of Hlllcrest Minos,
To tho Kilitor, District Ledger.
Dear Sir,—1 would ask you lo allow
mc n t-.jn.-ili »|utc la ua,* ^Juablo pap-
cr to say a fow word* In reply to 4'i
article which uppeircd In your con
temporary- Thu Fertile Free Press-
of its lust Usui*, re the bund question.
Prom start to Unlsh it has iioi been
any of om* .secklujj; we wore content
to "gang our aln gull," but  Jitx)    as
There are two other men. Clark and
Marz, who are entitled to a mead of
praise. They were on their way out
and could easily have obtained safoty
for themselves, but on the way they
found Florettl, an Italian driver, injured, whom they wore found assisting
when the rescue party came up to
The dead aro: W. nail, Ed. Bock, T.
Rowley, F. Crew, John Davis, W, Guf-
fogg. R. Haddow. T. Darker. R. Kirk-
brlde, J. Leach, Nick Lelok, J. L. Mass,
James iMoRwen, Wrm. McKwan, R. Mc-
All mineworkers arc requested to STAY AWAY FROM
HldLLBV uErAlta., as there Is
uot near enough work for
those already there. The men
iu this camp have been prac- *
tically idle for the last five
months and there are no immediate prospects ot improvement, despite the "newspaper
prosperity" that threatens
us overy day.   STAY AWAY!
South Wellington
Mine Disaster
Miners Urge Discharge of Inspectors  .Sir Richard McDriile, Miniti;i>r of Min-
• ■ jes in Victor^, B.C.:
Disclosure* relative to the causes of "Whereas It has noun proicd by the
nineteen men who lost thoir lives In rci-cmcr's hmiu- ut Nuitaiuiu. re the
tho South Wellington.mines should ho ( So,„|, Wellington nu:tt,t(r in which
watched very carefully by ibe general j „j,lt u,(,n mou w-m, ,jrownod. ih.it
public. For these reason* th* mincrR* (;;,lJ(,r , |Ji(i,H.cl0,. ,ti .■*-,;„„.,., ni ji.uk
organization bm contended all through < r,r,,.],:\m .mil Ii^;i.-..iu." JJ.n ■<*-.*:*>u
their strike and provlons to said strike'^iif-ji;.. anil wr*.i)«fiii:y .illy .i-I u,e
tho Uovt-rtniiuiii Inspector* did not |-pu-j t*o be misled ri.-l:i:ive'to*inii n;-;e
compel tlm Coal Companion lo comply ;
with tho mining Jaw-** und on different '
occasions I have Informed Sir Richard i
McDrldu thnt I knew this to he true,
hut tli.it ii was impossible to gel u dir-
i'.ttim as wci wen- makln,!; it little head-1 ,»,;•( chargo against ihem an account
way a certain i-iUfiW -cast louring <')■-•» j ut the >*ynif.itt of v!<-timfznt)on which I
—or may he it wsis Jealous oye-H-'iponlovidts through the coal mining com- <
our prosriw,    1 urn Inclined to think j jiuiU-a in this I»lahd.
lhe latter,
Ccorge Harrison, formerly of this
camp, and one of the survivors of the
HI-fiMe-d Liiiltsnia, !» ri»porl*d hy the
i Durham Daily Beho to have made a
Xow, to lot the "people" of Fernie
know nur views on I bin matter. Please
make special note on "People," lie
■Vituse u embraces thc whole popuia
lion of Fertile, nnd not si certain elumen' of the "iiooMe" Therefore to
lei ihem know the truth, I wish to
take this opportunity of bringing It
to ilielr notice.
Shirt) i liiiitiii-;,. liu this band two
years ago we have had various condl-
ilons io combat. One, aud noi the
hast, has lieen the lack of work for
our players. Another condition: the
pwient war has taken eleven of our
player* lo shoulder tho rifle iu»lead
of blowing a musical Instrument.
Any miner wbo would give evidence
ai-i-iliu* th«?*t! c-ouipaiiies or inspi-i-tors
would be indirectly diM-riinlnaied
tinUtUtt, «iliU „a<*).- l%* ttvt'K mMn eine-
Ilt« answers were -tl'iaj**.- tbv it we
brought a direct chargo agiiiiint any of
lhe inspectors he would prosecute
*ame. Watch the proceedings ol tlif
sincntaicj.t with regard to d!»*.*ki.**im-<i
that have been brought out nt this
coroner's iiiquest.
Four of the miners wlio gave evidence are now working, iiome of
them at the Reservti Hh'ift under th**
iiiitiirtRrmettt of Thorns* H. tftockeil
snd tom«» at Wotiih Wellington* Far
rlsli, t'uthiy, Wll-kuii nud itiiv. nnurt*
Labor Unions Immune In Their Own
Now, I think the Free Press should
the us a little credit lor that anyway, j that 'here  wa* a seepage of  wai* r
,, , „ ,_ _ ••Prec" means a little liberty, but they i through ibe «o»I with a stagnant swell,
most effective speech describing Ms!*»«Ve even taken that from us.   Thev ' ««d In mv oj»inf»«i they win >.> ■*•
'"-"**'-"   directly discriminated against !» tlw
vej>  near future mtd *icflintel  in f
Belgium, April 31st, IfllS.
U-tar Toon,—I tttcotrtd yoar lottor
and wai ttad U» hoar that iron and the  _
mttttti t**m **ttt.    ii.  in.   sua   mo. I lor bantf-knlt soekt. Bolow Is tho IHt{*n«v-nsid tn eon
Actions, Says Judge
BRATTLB, May SI—-A -frown of law
expeii-Mit.** at * mruiiiw gat Bering j t*k« t«*nr bats oil to ns. for which
In Heaharn, t'o, Durham.    I!e Inform-, *"«* »!*h to esttr.d ail our Hunk*
ed hts li*«wer* that he had -<itiv two
brother*, both had enlisted, .tad tniy
  ....,        .       _        two sisters, and both their husbands
enn not imnrfi,r* with or review the *wote with the colors, and ll *•»* now
action of a labor onion wnleh disciplines ov espets « member far vtouting
«r.lon -ralM, aeeordln-t to 4 d-telsini
A'lor ft *er<r ti*i *,Wrr, r.jii1nj a nil  <,vT J-W* lUtil's 4ttmit»»a,
.1  ....I,,*.,,    f *»,*,**,«)
~ nl
t'pn weather am fcw. Oor batter?
hi* btoa I* uetlwi lor n wonth in
Pr*iww. 0*1 »#tr we aw wont! 'Mo
IMftBtt, ttt tot wc how had no
^nnattUoo, hWh to tctkir. tly ;ht
rrtw-Ha wn fmT» fit*** wwlt hot ititti
w« wort Mt in thn hot mn ot tito tlr-
btg IIM*. **Ht e«s*nt ntrlt got vt m*b
Iwtttr btfort tot? lotg, Abt troy
Um ton nm io food •pints, im randy
to Ukt Wkit tomnn. Tkorw'a toto of
ueltMMtt to front tt no, oot wt onn
boot •»• eo-MJaoa! tmr of gmt nnd
ftosklnt bnrttn Ot AttAn whilst nromt
nad nborn m, llko b%m btttn, thn
ntWflWWi if* f1ytn» bore ond thet*
—It amis lo tt iiottt *»l*hi.
Tbo Intewkr ten mora OMitlnf work
tfcta ww in, an tboy nrt olntt no ts
t*n ttooAm, to mm fto«fi Uw n»
iii ppto Ikon II yards fra* tbo
t Am Mt «wt many of III
Urn, Will*, Ummnr—4 pn. oock*.
•Urn. Carfelll—1 ar. kaeocap*.
Mra, _I*»aBWjftar""™l * p-ft
his Intention, If sceeptnhle, fo rto his
Utile "Wt.''
The mines were Idle nn W**4**i**4*v
t *t oepiitmt jN«tft« i rvMiaiifig work at 3 a.m. ThartUy.
tine Ibr ,1-ViVnWf It.       \   „.<<5,r V.j'.i* vJ 'm.- ii*
the ease of BohotlheU* vs Amsiin-i'nit- * *rn eosehes arrived !n c«mp tn Tue*-
Mrs. N. tt, goddiby-4 oollta.
Am. J. S. Irvlae—10 pillow «*s*s.
J*. **taMm, ****m iymi -wiaaa-41.00 lor
Sra. X 3. Martla~-1 pr. aoekt.
ra. Oould—1 pt. aooka.
Mra. 8. arahnnv-f bolt ohaana^loUi.
MM Uomft tetmi eWdwn—1W»
noalh wipaa.
dfra. A A. Wanae#~Pareal «r oW
"Uta. V, lllKa-^hrwrta,
ilts. Mill*—it pro. aoeka.
Mr. Oiuary'tl ttKMtipr. aocka.
Atwtwtlac af ttm Vatariaj^ Aaaaaia*
^^wmrwta^i^m^p   ^^w   wew     w ^wa^wmwwwaw    q^p^rww^
aai aaw I »ata«t omo thw» pm mn tto» *• «n*l tm ***f^*Jm
Vateantvr, I ^»> »• T il"-    Bwaatint of^Cariat
IImlmom «*• nltotj ba la tn OwA.    m tttootoooo toifrottot
IA   BrlfaAa   AaiaionHlon   Cofgmn,1 Oao. O'Brlan, ite.
ed Matt Maul Workers ttotnl I?i:on
Jf*. ♦», O. A IMMltlMlaa Jttdl th-tit-
nt ihat a fallow tattofear wat worklnc
in an Mfalr shop- Tho onion tried
and afijnW-fe-d ih* -m*mn*r ii**n n-tni-ii
tfeaaNbaiaa mnn tba nnmn For
br inn tag anfoaadad chart xn. Coaaael
tf tba nnlon iwlaad the "point that
ickulthalta eoald not t* Into eoart
nntll ha had appaalad to tha Inlaraa*
tional Union. Tha emir - want farther
and aaatalnad tba ■Men'a right te »*•
day morning, eonvaylng a party of
We with to let the people know that t forred from the mlnem on Vsnrouvr
se, as an Ko«ll*h speaking band (of; Island, ',
course It Is nol our fault we are E&g-) |< is mv intention n* *nrb nt ib,*-,' -
lUli'*W*kluu, it Is only an aecldent of aien are 'vktimlsed to rail iiimtt «»•*•
birth over whlrh we Imve no control) !«**ni**ral pulHte «ti to ilia* turn *i*t.*,.
and nave not »ot anything against Ibe j nltely wb»t tbe wliiew on Vantimer
.flsllsn. «e »^'- **«-*■■   -»•.-••  --     "';,:.._ ;.,.„.. „„ 4„„.^ „.,„.
jjoia oar ranks provided It is a brass'    v«w i v**r.* "i '■«>" «*>*■ ■ "> • "■ - ■ ♦'
-'.'■■■.'„'.*■ A,*.,i,    ,»»*,   m  uut   upiuiou  t»   the general |i<ibl|e to Iht" fsn lllll at
•wpttvalent ta auislga-ualloa, aad wajiho time of the Mid disaster every;
otmm   m*.m   ua   -m.t*.t*.*.*nt**.*m it*—    -.biia    — ^_a i „.^   ..      . _ . . ..*_ ..   >*.*». ..      ^    t ''
ttnntny, Jaaa I.—11 a.as^ Uaaea
•aratoTto tht BapUat Cbartk: TJI
pai^JPaloa aarrtoa to tha rwabylar-
fan Ctnrah. Sfoaday 7.4* Thawihtfai
warhara. Tet tra omAmtty fnvftad
te aMaad thom mrtttm. w. J. Ane
Qearrla. BJL, ariatotar
■■iwe wwrmn omtaottn ot ina sua
Keetatnr wm attaed dWna wwabfp
at IM, whan Paster Foster win preseh
en "A •eMlar's Atnre ta a ieMtor."
InapaoRon of tha camp
Bom—To Mr. and Mrs. I*. M-ilgrew.
, a,.™*,,,.      **«.**.r ..- » ly^ .y^m
Tba loral leather ehaaem art MIM
te appaar In Firnle en iatnrdsy tv^n-
log next.
Wa ara rwateated br tbo football
eemntlttta fe thank tht following Fernlo business man ter sapport:
Htnlt flr*w*rr * * . . tM W
Ww. JliHa ...
Vapanea Hotel
can aaa no objerilon.    We will neii*psiper »«♦ #*gi««*»f i-jtMijvj,*;*
C»**t Northait officials on a war of *-&>»' »»> tUPtno to tipSo i as in -Ms j the relative* of the unfortunate vir
on the IjIiiu jirlir-s Iti which u-.e cea.e
'•■i-.c one hundred H,t %u Xb< • , anC
iii' t-l her ono hundred uiul i la ■ •- ■ -• .vi»
Oh lo ihe (neb, ,-ir-'l ',- ■! -'■ ,• <i ,:i-
guilt) Of crlmiliiil tiegl^ene- t.» iwe
i.'eiM»ral imblje, in :li. ir at.i. ij of
iiiSiie Iniiutctorj*.
"Thirreitirc be it rii-t-sjied th.»t we lh-
*\m, upon the Iniuiedinu* dismissal of
t'-itm* iv.** men for th- lM-t"-,1'!* ut hu
ni a nit v nml Hit- >-»vltig of live-** <»? m*'ii
(„ .),,, .,,i-.|,>f lii,»■:->•■.. "
The plan of lhe old .Southlkld work-
iiiK* iu* In-eii in the .voveriinient of-
,',,i.: ,'ur u,*a**>> ye,u* nun .tn ii,»|^i-ior*
h>'n> I'm- A*-i-i-ss to siuiit', itn*l aword-
»«a to the Cost) Mine* itegvUtion Art
,: mi* tht-lr duty Ui krs"'*v what nmtt*
lhe Soinh Wellington iVtmtiaisj- w#>re
n;,i lating miller,
Vourn truly,
Tse ■ I*>!,'> Kollles wh« ute m aeti
hrinwn tu ib* em*t cltle* 'will make
... ,.    ;»,   ,   ..j.,, dlnt.i i*   111   tilt*   till   Hi
' **,"  V,nn4   T'tea'-v   ♦.. t,!*,-'*.'   >Tlr*sr*
; J,*;...
i     Tin-it i<f»Kn< in im* will j-»iri#l*t of tb*
y,l-:i,,l   Koi!)    HaiS   ill   .Vlt.lh itttk  UlelM-
Imi .» tu** " uii npj«anniitl) to weoie in
fils <*r ln-r hid!<ldii.il niutiber The
w»tor4  half  «r th-f  proammm*- is,
l*n-ifr-t-ir.f-    *-■-.■■,,*-.   ,**•', 9   t■■■    ***■    It***'   .   '
ak«:«b "I'b-H Folilt-* in ►Yane-n."   Tht*
,*.*,*..    .,     .-...•-    ., ,,*.vt*u   Ujl    Mf.    11 ***** tO   lift
"iitftiruuiit'i-t. iilxfti V.it, h} ,t a*'Ot*Jr-
m*ti wbo ae'.uaIIv interv leivH Mf
mtiu.titit titek* nn<i .Mi** KlUiine let*
rl» after their concert lour throaab lha
•*iir ?»ine In  Fraixe        The Fo)li*<*
Sonhera Hoi#i —  ...   *M
WsMorf Motel    tM
AFHand .......'„...„.    f.#
Tba coweiadtac eraat s -ef tha nwrta.
took phi** en Thnmfay avanlag laat
with tho following resalt Hsary-
watoht wreatilai: I, J. Wanblaaioa;
f, T mmnmn f.'ffif s^'tfll* f. 0,
?fe», 5, t'orrlgaa.
The nHewtot la a eonwnaiT of at-
pandlfore In r-onneetlon with th* tn*
eeat rMMran'a sports-
town lo a matter which (• otitaMe of; tlms      Will that name *en*lmen« of
thatr province.   Further, we are fwr-'s-taitiathr ?^••%■1»!, *-- **«f«»'nr to iiitf
ImJiL r'i^.i ,X*'\ *»■**  ^^^^^t'eiairwMiWMWiaisiitwryl^ttowaic^M^hj {a"Vktorl*,'att4 In oaaiw.
S?t5!!, "^Jf*1 h*laae*w»,|to»onajasau#r* and »m|M*S   tbe   Frotlacist • mt piMt*m on VanMMrar Island, aM
in reraio   waaa a better man comae j Oote-rnmeat to p*»* a law maklna it j |,aI i^n vtorem?*rl one of the t**t
Visa Ann* Uiebead. the *oprano of
iU»  l'*i .i*t   »'<wi*i,  :s»»r«n   Hsydev.
Ki*at**,r   Harrtaaa,   Kl»*    Miittreat
W%*..i'«t th* r ft fir.:•.-;:; CawpiUi,
ViM«T ifyer til the Norman V. Sorrnno
Coaspiar aad Henry Anstte of »h*OI
Tariaw.. Isnwlna. P^tfowt* who fall tm
me* tbla fowipany will Indeed be miss-
lag a trawl.
Intend either to sink er awiat aeoord f ia tba ssvlna of m*m*r. mnn% tta** ot i
Ing tn o'ir ortKftut InteatUittJ.    Trwat-, ihe men wno folio* the mining Indus
lo.ee i tog tbla ta aetf-aiplaaatorr. \ try tor a ItTwlthood.
tn.mi   what I sheald lit* m Ithaw. how '    ,i-» ?•»,< prcicu- u*.*.
14-bt'i!   »**   '•"*.  i*
ntm, Mr. Editor, la, **n* thn Vim Pnm mine Juapafrtor la lb* employ ot the,
er any ladiridasl to Ftrale etplato
le the peopla what lasinwwats woald
ha need ad le balaaee a wHa*d hand?
If thty ran It wli! prate that wa ar*
Provincial Ctorammaat wke bas not!
t*** take* tmm the- i<o»iik« ttt mper* -,
tntentent. or mine nunager from th«
sartawa twal nwapaiila*, white there'
at laaat JaatliM to stkkiuc la a bra** | arw naawnwaa nMaert  %  th* Pirn- f    _ *"~"   '**"*     "*"   "*
head to Itoml*. »ln«w wbe bate tba na«a«arv «r«alifl-i    f%rala*a rwat»l#a»*at ot tm mmm iw
'   f am. Wuitr S*tr tuut It-totUt. t*-kk*»* »» iiii to*** poatiom*. t ««* **» hub nsmiwm hsi ro* be*»
Veara raapeetfMly, |   la eoftrleHea, parent ae te ask tha! «Mtr«d**
ilT. SfARTTK.      orianit^d labor movement   and   the —
Member Ftrnle^oal Crash 1 «eaarsi poblte. te #i»4otaa tba follow-*    F1*R.vrriRR Ftt* JU!,R at I   I
ei-ra-tator Baei litt tamUtUm and forward aaaw to   Madowild*. n I lowland Ave.
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TRl.NlDAl), Colo.. Miiy 24.—A verdict ol-
not jr*tiiltv was rcturu-rd tonight liy the jury in
tin; i-asi- uf Robert Ulilii-li, a union leader.
I'liiii'fied witli llu- niurdiT of Miu-U I'owell. a
i-owlioy. October 11. 1013. Puwdl was killed
in a l'ijjiu between mine guards anil striking
■fonT miners near Ludlow during the Colorado
<-o:il hU'iki'. The verdict was readied on tlie
fiivt ballot.-— I'. M. \V. A. Journal.
This man was held iiu-oininuuieado 'shut up in j study   tin
gaol and not  allowed to  communicate  with any-1 iherehy.
liodv'l fur 2.") davs. ile managed to smuggle a letter]
er, said it was a sad "and remarkable case for
thc accused had.had a bug and remarkable
career in the army,     ile was the wearer of
five  decorations  including medals for long
service aud god character.    His discharge was
marked "A  good, reliable, trustworthy  and
hardworking soldier.'      The magistrate, Mr.
Horace Smith said he had received a letter of   „
high character for accused from the Colonel
commanding the Coldstream Guards. He bound
defendant over to come up when called,upon."
llepcaledly we have read about what grand rewards wil!  be given to Ihose who have defended
Iheir country's (?) honor and integrity. Thc above
shows how they are rewarded after putting in llie
best years of their life in army service.     This instance could be repeated many times over throughout the length and breadth of Great Britain.   One
i-hilling and one penny, or twenty-six cents a day.
"We do not know whether Sundays are included,
Inil gran-led that Ihey are, then the sum of 7s. 7d.,
approximately  $1,110  is  the  amount upon   which
;i full grown man is expected to sustain life each
Ki-uiii the evidence produced Ihis man was given
a discharge bearing testimony to his excellent character so that on that score no fault could be bound.
The wonder is not that so few liave enlisted but
j lhat so large a number liave volunteered, although
j in many cases the most potent, recruiting sergeant
has been the actual or threatened waist-line vacuum.
To ihose who entertain any notions of what is lhe
fate of pensioned soldiers, we recommend them to
case  of   William  Goodlad  and   profit
The Workmen's
Compensation Act.
i ulsiile telling of the brutal treatment by the military. Ihis incensed Captain K. Smith, who promised
I'hlich ji release if he would retract, this he refused lo do. He was kept in goal until September,
101-1. during which timo he'contracted tuberculosis.
After 1^ months incarceration it only took the
jury three hours to decide his innocence. Incidents
j,..c his have become common-place. This man's
real crime was that he was an agitator, dangerous
ti the coal corporations because he was trying loi
arouse his fellow-workers to a realization of the!
necessity ul" taking the proper measures to escape
from tlieir thraldom. Here's a man who is faithful to the elass of wliich he is a member, and his
guerdon iimi r< wsird i*> clo.se confinment in a foul
ii-ll where lie contracts an incurable disease. The
working class can do hut little for him as an in-1
Discipline, system, organization are necessary to
the consummation of any plan but militarism not
only connotes these essentials, it likewise engenders
i'^iocratieism. another word for superlative despotism.
Here's a case in proof:
A youth now serving with the Canadian forces
whilst on the way to make his report is met liy a
member of the kitchen brigade, holding up his
bleeding hand. Avhieh he has had the misfortune to
gash accidentally whilst at work. The humanitarian impulse prompts lhe young man to render
first aid, he looks among his belongings for bandages and antiseplics. and having rendered first-aid
dividual, but by their actions they can. at the ballot j (.ontiimes (>n 1|is intemiptl.(1 jm1rm.v.     1K. is two
minutes' late and despite the fact that his explana-
box, do far more effectual work than all '■revsolut-
ings" and "whereases" that were ever published.
It was noi. ut l.'hlich as a man thai this blow was
"jmneirin "0 nrrui ir~ <rr~n i e"
*Svnrivlug-*"ranS^-ltS  Si  *'iltSS;
iiud it should be the aim and object of every member thereof Lo prove by his conduct that "An injury
to one is the concern of all." thus making '*solidarity" ii fact and not merely a figure of speech.
lion is given and it's accuracy easily demonstrated
for this  his  first  crime   {i)- lie  was docked  one
We have received a very interesting
article froni the pen of A. S. Wells, sec-
crctary of the B. C. Federation of Labor which our limited space compels
us to shorten, however, we give the
more salient features of his critique
and recommend their careful study to
our readers so that when the question
is  being discussed  by the Attorney-
tieneral, should he come as is expected
to Fernie, they will have a clearer understanding of its merits and demerits.
After% commenting   upon   the   care
that is 'taken of machinery   and   the
slight consideration shown to the human element when it is deemed time
to throw dt u-pon the industrial scrap-
heap; the difficulties with which the
injured worker or his dependents have
to contend when litigation results; the
lack   of   safeguards for workers   because  of  the  expense   entailed,   he
points out the Importance of compelling the master class to reach a .realization that it is cheaper to exercise reasonable care of the lives and limbs of
tlie workers than it is to pay the com-
\iensation, just as tbey take care of
their horses or machinery.
In alluding' to the effect of the introduction of the compensation act in
Kngland, i.Mr. Wells says: "The Compensation Act brought about, to a large
degree, the discrimination against old
men,, or men who were showing any
signs of the infirmities of old. age,
and in this respect we should learn
from experience, and on examination
ive find In Bowser's draft act things
Hint will give rise to unpleasant complications.
Then a<;ain,_Mr. AVells points out thc
effect, of the interpretation of the
word "outworker"' shrill mean a person
to whom articles are given out to he
made up, cleaned, washed, altered,
ornafnenied, or repaired, or adapted
for sale in his own home or other premises, not under the control or management of the person who gave out
the articles or materials "must have
a disadvantageous Influence, Inasmuch
as it opens the possibility for t';e establishment of a great force of outworkers with the attendant evils of th-j
sweatshop and the piece-work .-.y.-stem.
As the act is not applicable ti casual labor if means the shutting out of
compensatory benefits of a very appreciable percentage of workers, or to
liut the position of tho case clearly, the
writer says:
"The act is so limited in its scope
that* it is to all intents and purpose
useless, and seems to he rather an act
to define who shall not he paid compensation, than one to provide for the
payment of it."
Regarding the waiting period of two
weeks, after quoting Mr. Dowser as
follows, '"That there are two sides to
overy question, thc employer has to be
heard as well as the employe, because
it is the employer that has to pay Flip
bili, so to speak, and lie must be used
in such a way that he does not think
MOXTUKAL, May 2!).—Tin- (iazette's London correspondent, cabling last night said lhat
the aniiouuet-inent that conscription will bc introduced next month is made by lhe weekly
P»iper, Town Topics, which says that the Government will propose legislation empowering
the military authorities to call up men in four
classes, namely: 1st class, uiuiuirried men, IH
lo 35 yearn; 2nd elass, married men, IS lo 2">
years; 3rd class, married men, 2") to D't years;
4th elass, unmarried men, 35 to 45 years, Town
Topies states, llie (iazi'tte'eorrcupotuleiit adds,
that the pay and separation allowance will he
lower than thoso given to voluntary reeruils.
Tin' above ilem has been when lhe widest publicity Ihrmtghoui Canada and im, we believe, lhe
miiwm' of ihe rituiiir.s current  aruiiud town thai
i-HiiM-riplion witK »u<ui to lie enforced iu Great lii'it-
V.V may stat<
month's pay.
This  did  not   hjippen  in  the Hecon
Guards, but to a member of the first Ca
tiiigent.     ''Militarism" is not only
d   Prussian
nadian eon-
Made in Ger
fer if the works close 4do*vii there will
not be any employment for the work-'
man, and we want to be" fair," ,Mr.
Wells asks where is the element of
fairness when the employee must
shoulder the loss entailed for minor
accidents as well as lose wages during
the two weeks' incapacitation, and as
the majority of accidents come under
this category how does this reconcile
■the assertion that the cost of injury
is to be placed on those who profit
trom the operation of industry with
the irrefutable fact of the preponderance of the injuries being limited to
U:e two week period.
The division of the burden is —
Worker: T\\o weeks' loss of wai.es
if the injury is not of longer duration,
all the pain and suffering coasciiutmt
upon the injury, the expenses of the
medical, treatment, the- loss of 45 per
cent of'his wages during the time incapacitated and, if over two weeks,
also tho burden of going through life
maimed aud disfigured.       >
Employer: If less than two week
—0; if over two weeks the payment of
55 per cent of the wages that would
otherwise be lost to the worker,
The above is decidedly a very onesided division.,
Further Exemptions
Besides the exemptions of outworkers arid casual laborers, from the provisions of the act, there are further
exemptions, the ,men and women engaged in the distribution of commodities, outside of railroad workers, are
practically shut out, anil it is doubtful if women workers are included in
the act at all, as in the interpretation
of the term "Workman" there is no
mention of female labor.
Another large section of the workers,
the Longshoremen, are also evidently
unprovided [or, as they are not mentioned in Schedule Xo. 1 or Schedule
Xo. 2,
Evidently recognizing that the majority of those injured in the following of industrial occupations were excluded from part ono of the act, the
framer of the net inserted what is
known as Part Two, this is supposed to
deal with the old practice,of the Common Law in compensation cases, and
deals with contributory negligence as
regarding accidents that are not provided for in part oue of the act, presumably the exemptions that have
been already mentioned. And *Mr.
Dowser, speaking at Victoria, said,
contributory negligence on the part of
the workman, will not hereafter bar
his recovery of damages, but will, however* be taken into consideration in
the assessment of damages.
Anyone being at all conversant with
the contributory negligence clause
will, however, know how this works.
It is an easy matter for the employer
to find some hook to hang the fault
upon, and in this case it would be
upon the injured; as it would be cheaper for the employer, and this is.the
$ I) tel at s
Make a Comer
Collet the Cushion
Cover Coupons with
every ©IticUi Package
A   Good   Bargain   in
En amel Ware, See
our window for prices
he will have to close do\:n his works,
whirhvij? of world polities that
there may be a completely reversed
line-up within the noxt 25 years
The war has now entered on tho. tenth month of
ils existence, anil with all the curtailments of individual liberies that  have taken place smee its
inception the iteration and reiteration that il as a
bailie for freedom still continues, alttio'u-irli now
ami then there is a refresiling outburst of eandor
from some well-known writer laying bare the real
purpose of this gigantic struggle.
II is a fight for freedom, but not for "freedom"
as usually regarded,     It is a eonfliet belAveert
divergent commercial interests for "freedom" of
j one faetiiHi to exploit more extensively tlititi another
ih.- markets of Die world and. of course, with iliem
{ Ihe workers of the world market.
I    An ix customary when tlie inateriiil interests of j lor, ni.nv dem-oeraiie treatment,
the ruling i-lnxs are jeoparded, "honor." "jiis-l,ii<1 »"» nuit lu'i'IiUWhhiiuI .Tiuik-
| ,w ;• «,.„. tai of «ta „,of„; „r,n.„„ „.j ;;-*; %%gr.JTwtS:
' loudly and inmslftiilly asseverated.   The protection 1,,(lla,.v „f dipping facilities in tii
Garden Tools
Lawn Hose
Beware of
Sold on the
Merits of
tion cases have heen fought upon in
this province under the old act, and
should be eliminated in any act that
is supposed to provide compensation.
Tlie Saskatchewan Act passed ln tho
year 1910, provides that compensation
shall be paid whether or not the in-
Thoso whose memory goes back  Jured workman was a party to the ac-
lo lhe davs of Lord Ueaconsfield  «,W«it by his.contributory negligence
,.-,: ,     ,.*.•     .,,        •, ,,      ...    or not.     And   whilst  thia  clause  in
(Disraeli) will easily recall withiPart Hi may fieom to bo a forward
what solicitude "the sick man of. step, it will onlv make for more lltl-
(Turkev)   was  coddled j Station in  cases  where  ihe accident
does not come under Part!. of the act,
and used as a buffer against the
encroachment of the Russian Hear,
but now a .shuffle of tlio checkerboard has made the whilom friend
a foe, and the erstwhile ant agon-
ixt an ally.
So far its (lerintuiy was concerned, her commercial interests were
confronted on Hte Kaat' by her rapidly developing Slavic competitor,
henee uk a like feat* wiw entertained by her neighbor, Austria, then
tlieir dual alliance was an imperii*
live necessity.
Again, her ever-increasing jiopu-
! lation with ils insistent demniidx
lor the benefit of ...ir re, r« that l "f m,M <»»""™'s !* ««lv»m*«l   a*   an   argument, j «eitem *one. deemed   the   time
,, ,,   .,„,       ,,,..,      ...   ,      ,,i,. :... I whereiw the liwtory of whnt has tnken place in thej wan i »pe u» »UHe the meuaaantly
the weekly   Town iones    quoted a* an authority        ,       ,   ,   ,. . *,, .      '       . risintr   tide   of   unrcat   and    bv
, , -      . ,.      , ,  , ,, ,   past, and of wlneh there are ma uy instance* known, ;N,"K '""   "l   *"ir,Hl   •»""-   \*>
ha. not heretofore been regarded ih « «nn eminent. ' i   -   , .i     i  ii jlhrovvitig down Ike gauntlet de-
.i i      e   *      *. %   , .i. , -t .i: *'<> Hie student, eonehnnvely prove lhe h!imI owiichn    .,    , *  *     .       , * ,  .■, ,. ,.
nioiithpieee.aiid we leel eonfident thai if Ull* ineii-j   m Al _        ', ' ... ..'"»* Hie quest um or whether me
.    ,,        i   -i  i    . .    i..;i «, <»f these pretence*.   Instead of appealing to senti-  would burnt from  interna! lire*.
■»ilie luid been decided Upon some dailv* H»»W«paper i ' ..*.''* 1 ""»■"»   "»i»"i   ****»!   miii rum   i*r*n-
xxiilt Jiiori  i-i-cognizcd i-oiinei-tion with the power*
thnl be would have been -selected M the harbinger;
i.f »i» important a piece of new*. !
It would be the height of folly to atate tha! eon
mesii and rrjuortmg to subterfuge, the more straight- j «*itr*<« or take a chance of world ex-
'."'•vy.'iH'd ,-v. vv Uv'ijjh it nun* hm termed ''cuM-.m*0 l.y ' nmwion, even nt rhe rhk of being
the s»?p;t* sensitive, would be for the bonryr 'n't* fill-
■crashed by lur eotuniereinl rival*,
tained no long n* the one group
of worker*, now Iraiwfornteil into
<-u»Micr«. can be obtained who will
iihnnt to being pitied again*! tke
as lawyers will have some show of Ret
tinn something for their trouble, even
though the fact ls proved that.there
was contributory negllnonco.
After careful study of the different
clauKes of the act Introduced nt the
last session of the Hhuse by Mr. Bowser, the following are the conclusions
that F have arrived at, and while tak-
Ini? Into consideration nil acts that are
in operation In this and other countries, and seeing their many good and
had points, 1 do not think that we
ulionld be guided in our opinion of the
act by deciding tlint. It mny be belter
or worse than some other act which
mny have been passed, say in Ontsrlo,
but rather on the merits of thc aet
Itself, and as to whether it will do that
which we have th* desire to nee accomplished, and tsklnr this view there
ean he no doubt that the act will not
do away with ihe mnny evils arising
from industrial accidents for the rea-
sou Unit it does not contain that principle. Thst the State should provide
for those who are deprived of their
means of support, and lhat this shall
be accomplished by the taxation of
those who profit hy Industry. That
It does not penalise those who profit
by Industry thst have been found to
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, ...        I. -, • , .   ,. .-     .   :    The die i.s east and much a* we
j..* ..f (uciii Iti-itMiii to itUte they were parlies i«* t|(-Mirp peine, because the longer
.   .     .    ,        ,. , ,      ,      .  | lhe neutrality of IMginm because they recognised f the   fiui,i   continue*   the   more
s,r.pt...n m Ureal llnlmn will never take place In. .?!||| ^ ^ ^ ^ >f ^^ hf n I Mwht^,\m £ "J^laugbterJc
vieu -or what ha* already happened «ue» the., I»;i riMt.rat), |Mm,,f. wa, j,, v,pilv n ,,aKjt,,r HlltinjI w,'arc convinced it will not he at-
hondtl, war, and probably ere peneei* declared h(t<, „M1(|||w|,, ,u.1|rl  (|f nrMlti„   wm, t|w| „,.r.  " '    *       '
many "ch-mlied libert.**    will be e..i,ve,,iciii1yj (M((y,  rH of ^ |W(t| w(     |y %mm{ m ^ ^
•Mctraeked in order to meet what may In, 1***1* | hm* , ,„„,„,„;,i(i„ f„p „„, |ir(l„n.,fim ,lf ,>„„;„,.„„
ed a* ti*jiu.»ry exigencies. j m!c«*«ta every   available   material   and   method hither, and there i* hut little indi
The l»»f.-iwof lhe Uealin Aet place** unii 4ri*led;fc!;|1„i,j j„, Mw»,| t„ fnt*iral»» her ititentioii*.     The*'*"'"5' "f "(i» hft|>|icniujr Sn the
I-i wer in the hand* of the military mtthoritir*, audi „.«{•»,„, jj(il that an far a* land force, are concerned j *7*' f,,,"n>' w> Ur m me ,imi,|,d
■'"■V «">«»M put • crii.tioii immediately into ef-! ;.,,>/.., ,.,.,. ,.,r,.(y i,^.?;,,....^...!. Km m-jth Krmve m ! "mnmm% m'
f.-t without ••.'Mi«ultiiig l»»rlbt»ent at all I a|l aSI^ {ib-wke'drtrroilnrd U* rt-aUt Ornnan ta*\    *
We do lift eKjM-ct that eoiupulwiry military w»r-• *,-r**»aehHOMii m|mhi her preserve-*. mn\ Hu*>-in holding
vice will In initiated 111 the near future, hc*>>»u*c lhe, Austria in check, not lo >pc«k of a number uf Mind [
. 'tfttt-uMts of opinion on the .-Milijeet in not dcarlti ofj U*p nHti'Of,. »h<- might iwi .mh thwart l'rii*«ia'a «r- J
:en bus of munition* of war are retarding «p*r*'| r<»gaiit attiiide of lieiitg llw. WurM Vnteot, l»»t lilie-s
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U",'.-miy n ummtary «i xm xixurm **. iat>*mmi*»*>**..t.iL huh *.,, »>.. n, o.^,,^ *** *.,, ,,, hhU, m f^om ftp* I. Uephnn.mnmt Vtmh, rinnnthm, AUa
uho bad paid a visit Io the front gave on 0 rromtt j binding up ber wound* ihat. in the meantime. a*j m M)ww itmm mtii^ ^t ^ Him,***, jit^,
why wow? aihaneea went not b*«»8 mule waa tbeia roM|»riti«r in th«- worhl mmrk*>t h*r el'IrHivrnenai uts motto*™.............. Vtm. Arthtr. BlalnMrs. AHa
!,» k   f *hot and iihell compelled meti to reitiaiti In! would lie considerably depiwbted and Ureal Brit? %*.* Mnait T. IS. Harrlsa. Praabarg. AKa
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List of Locals District 18
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We Are Rfeady to Scratch
of-Tyou^blll aii^ltem "ofluinber no'
found just as we represented. Ther*
Is uo hocus pocus In
This Lumber Business '
When you c«,;it spruce we do no'
send you hemlock. When you buy
first-class lumber we don't slip In s
lot of culls. Those who buy once froa
us alwaya come again. Those wt><
bave uot yet made our acqualnt&nw
are taking chances tbey wouldn't ea
counter If thay bought tbelr Jumbei
— Daalera In —
Lumber, Lath, Shingles, 8ash ane
Doors. SPECIALTIES—Mouldings
Turnings* Brackets, and Detail Work
Opposite Q. N. Ospot P.O. Bos 92
Phons U.
Screen Doors
& Windows?
A Complete  Line  of
Paints,   Varnishes   &
Hardware  and  Furniture
'Phone 37
B. C.
Full supply of following
for an appetizing meal to
choose from.
Beef, Pork, Mutton
Poultry, Butter
and Eggs
rry ~*Qur-omnDnogo—oiuii""
ages for tomorrow's  breakfast, cl
Calgary Cattle Co.
Phone 66 Wood Street
A. Macnell 8. Banwell
Barristers,  Solicitors,  Notaries.  Ete.
Offices:   Ground Flear, Bank of
Hamilton  Building Fernie, B. C,
F. C. Lawe.
Alsx. I. Fisher
Farnle, E C,
_-—-The -» ..•
Waldorf Hotel
Mrs.S. Jennings, Prop. L, A. Mills, Msnsger
Menu a la Cartt
Special Rate Boara and Room by the week or month
ttft-Bttt Hut Ism Efttst'
Me. ft UpPttii
JtMrtan nas tstss
$1.10 ft Ipnrifii
tttfir irrn^wt"* t**r t*r%*rot «l»>» »h » ******** *.*  ***■
Th* *iijr4«**tive remark that th« |*ajr ami **|*r8>
i»wt Allnwatif^ «f |«*ssm| sw#n will hm lorn tin-am thon*
pixm U* v..li,ntar> m-rtiila m irorllijr nt mmUrrn-
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th*,.**.. wht, hot* fonffht f«r"tfc<'ir (?) «fmntry on
Xr,*\ th< VI1M1+* wIm'wm" p.*** v.-* mt* hrrevmimr.. lakm
(rim mix r.1.1 <H»tttttry popnr totrivnH tfcla wwk:
'• Wtlliam Vttwmtintl jtetmomtt trom the amy
with !•*, I*t. tfti mtfio) m Any. »tat«fl t#i fcs-w*
tWr »w«ls»,lf. ■*»■»• mih t*mt ck*|»a. *«* *-l»*i #r«i
a! MV.-fmm^T irnll 'ttm-tirrm nwrt. *i*.      Hr.
\X;.ti*7sv,,n v-it^Mr. T. 1*ifit*ri.titr th* prf*w-
Kirinwhil of n<«wr|ii*f>rail»rtf v^rhiafc-. th»» m\m*%\ *,„, _^   _ .
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rmiiKiiiiintN h*\*- .#ii.li«lh -h.Ii.iiIUiI it. ft 13*
Thai vli" ftirmt Britain) would hate |.r. f. r,v   Oil
»i^ fothxir Ih* *xr*ri term* of h*r wnr wit hint thU * ****
hfiMwlv at niirtle wt.t bo *tm**4od, bttt Itml afcf flM
iwrt, aownrr or later. fta|tn>t iWr imklnirnl, v* iibmiy : nw,
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other iw-mvr* itIim *i* htt oitnm tiwlajr; nWtr* that I Wt   AtAtA
tn 'iwravMna iMMriwIa test* *b#*« -Wr hitler tm*. atwljras*
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Tontn.. .Tlum t^WHtt. F»mt«. B. C,
flraak. Wnn Mercsa. Frsak. AMa.
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^ Uftltll fftffIf Wff tH*tfy ll flffflfftf Wl' XL THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C, JUNE 5
of The  District
Wills, Title Deeds, Mortgages, Insurance Policies
of other valuables in one of these boxes
a. at
P. B. Fowler, Manager
Fernie Branch
Imperial Bank of Canada
Capital Paid Up. .$7,000,000       Reserve Fund ....$7,000,000
PELEG HOWLAND, Esq., President   ELIAS ROGERS, Esq., Vlce-Pre».
Arrowhead, Athalmer, Chase, Cranbrook, Fernie, Golden, Invermere,
■Natal, Nelson, Revelstoke, Vancouver, Victoria.
IMerest allowed on deposits at current rate from date of deposit.
Are You Going to Europe ?
See tlie 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
Ferine 10.30 a.m. Passenger from main line arrives 11.30 a.m.
Train dailv except Sundays. We eounejet 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
"Express Delivery in City Free
J. E. COLE, Agent, Fernie
Box 438
Phone 161
Beer has been the general
Beverage of ttye leading
nationalities of the world.
We are glad we make it-'
and you should be glad to
drink it
* . •
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♦ By "Square Deal." ♦
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Glad .to report tlie water iu the creek
is clearer than,, it has been for some
time past to the relief of both water
drinkers and anglers. We hope Prohibitionists will please take note and
if pollution of our water supply is repeated they will help us to "prohibit"
and prosecute the culprits.
, Tom Connor, the Socialist standard
bearer for this constituency at the
next Provincial Election, delivered
open-air addresses at Natal and Michel. The indifference of the working
class was clearly shown by the small
percentage of that clas-n present io
hear the subject of how the evils of
which they are continuousuly grumbling about can be uprooted. The speak-,
er reviewed the legislation that had
been enacted for the past 12 years in
•this Province supposedly of benefit to
■the working class, pointing out that
as they had experimented long ''enough
and seen the result it was up to theni
to study the real causes; and having
done so then cast their ballot for the
ending of this system of exploitation.
There is no shortage of applicants for
jobs at the different mines every day,
but the demand for the worker's commodity ip by no means brisk. The
mines were operative five days last
week. We hope ifcmay continue, hut
who knows? 1 ae news of improved
conditions has been circulated broadcast, with the result that, many are
coming in here from outside points
only to be sadly disappointed, so think
all workers would be well advised to
stay away fr0*111 this camp for some
time.   ', . v ■
The Italian Co-Operative store has
opened for business and we are pleased
to note is being well patronized by the
workers of Michel and Natal.
The funeral of the late Mrs. Urandeis
took place from Nathl last Wednesday.
Quite a large following of sympathising friends followed the deceased to
her last--resting place in the -Michel
cemetery. Mr. Brandeis desires to
express his heartfelt thanks^ to all
those who showed him such kindly
sympathy in his recent bereavement.
A fine baby girl was born to Mr, and
Mrs. Frank Owen. Mother and daughter doing well.
Anglers who were up the river last
week-end report very poor catches,
despite the use of their mo&t tempting baits.  *
The former employees of the Grain
Belt Construction Company, many of
whom are in Michel, are still wondering when additional payment, due them
long ago for services rendered will ha
Torthcomins. "So far ihey have received but 25 per cent of the total,
with the assurance given that the remainder would soo 1 follow, but although several months have now elapsed there Is no date fixed when a further payment will be made. In the
meantime board bills are mounting up.
It Is with pleasure we announce that
our old trlend Dan Fowler, who mei
with a very, naBty accident a short
time ago Jn new No, 3 mine, is now on
the highway to recovery, and sincerely
trust that In the near future we -may
be able to announce that he is aB well
as can be expected to be for one who
has suffered the loss of three toes.
The Natal Opera House of Natal has
resumed its bi-weekly servloe, and U
showing some very good pictures, and
we trust that the manager. Mr, Al-
mond, may be successful in his enterprise, and thus enable the residents of
Xatal to enjoy the movlei without the
neeesaity of walking to Old Town.
Every tennis or ball player, every
swimmer, every canoeist, every man or
woman who loves outdoor life and
exercise, should keep a box of Zam-Buk
Zam-Buk is a purely herbal preparation, which, as soon as applied to cuts,
bruises, burns, sprains, blisters, etc.,
sets up highly beneficial operations.
First, its antiseptic properties render
the wound free from all danger from
blood poisohlng. Next, its soothing
properties relieve and ease the pain.
Then its rich, herbal balms penetrate
the tissue, and set up the wonderful
process of healing. Barbed w^ra
scratches, insect stings, skin diseases,
such as eczema, heat rashes, ringworm, babies' heat sores, chafed places,
■ore feet—are all quickly cured by
Zam-Buk. It also eases and cures
piles. All druggists and stores. Use
Zam-Buk Soap also; 25c. per tablet
Ed, Christie was holding forth, .in-the
Methodist pulpit on Sunday last to a
large congregation. , His subject was
"Who is my neighbor?"
Mr. Black, of Blairmore, will occupy
the Methodist pulpit on Sunday next.
From .time to time we have seen
Coal Creek described as the Garden
City of the West, but from visitor's
comments on the resuks obtained by
some of our,horticultural artists, we
are of the opinion that the aforesaid
title belongs to: Bellevue.
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Coalhurst -baseball team paid a visit
to this camp with the expectations of
having a easy mark, but they found
out that the Diamond was too much
for them. Score: Diamond, 16; Coalhurst, 5.
Work around the mine proves much
about the same as last report—very
Mr. A. Kealejy manager of the Muirhead store here, has returned after a
trip to the States.   "
Pte. A, Green, of the 20th Battery,
which is to leave Lethbridge soon, was
united in the bonds of matrimony to
Lizzie, second daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Oliver of this camp,
'Mrs. A. Reid left here last week on
a visit to her parents at the coast.
Vice-President W. Graham, and A. J.
Carter, traveling auditor, visited this
camp last week.	
By Ellis O Jones
The case of John It. Lawson, leader
of the mine workers in Colorado, presents a phase upon which perhaps the
public should be reassured. He has
just lbeen convicted of murder in the
first Segree and sentenced io life imprisonment. The crime in question
was the killing of a mine guard during a wrangle between strikers and
mine guards.
Now, it is not claimed that Mr, Law-
son actually did the deed, or even
that he was anywhere in the vicinity
at the' time. On the contrary, he was
many miles away. But he was the
head of the strikers' organization and
.that was all that the court required.
This is tlie point on which the public
Should be warned not to draw hasty
conclusions. It might look like a dangerous precedent. If the court can
convict a strike leader o'f murder in
the first degree because of an act that
one of his followers may" or may not
have committed. It might be argued
that the head ,of a detective bureau
Could be sent up for life if one of his
mine guards should thoughtlessly kill
a miner. Or it might be argued that
the owners of mines could be incarcerated for long terms for deaths due
to mine explosions and other accidents caused by a lack of safety devices. Or a political leader might be
punished by imprisonment if a member of his party shoulQ take another^
lifo. Or a railroad president might
be sent up for life in case of a wreck
duo,,to faulty equipment or the carelessness of one of his employes. Or
it .might be argued that Use bishop of
a diocese could be strung up if one of
his communicants should kill a fellow
creature. And so throughout all the
multitudinous varieties of organizations that we know of or have heard
But all such fears are based upon
the assumption That the Colorado
courts are not perfectly able to handle
emergencies as ihey arise. It Is easy
to be seen that Col-nico justice dops
not propose to hamper itself by any
undue consistency, but that it will be
fully able to find its own reasons for
doing anything ifayvant.s to do. We
may, therefore, breathe easy, knowing that hereafter as heretofore, tho I
courts not only of Colorado, but of
everywhere else, will be on" our side,
jmivided we have enough money and
enough politicarinfluence.—Appeal to
By Taking "Fruit-a-tives"
Says Gapt. Swan
Life is very miserable to those who
suffer with Indigestion, Dyspepsia,
Sour Stomach and Biliousness. "This
letter from Captain Swan (one of the
best known skippers on the Great
Lakes) tells how to get quick relief
from Stomach Trouble.
Port Burweix, Ont., May 8th, 1913.
"A man has a poor chance of living
and enjoying life when he cannot eat.
That was what was wrong with me.
Loss of appetite and indigestion was
brought on by Constipation. I have
had trouble with these diseases for
years. I lost a great deal of flesh
and suffered constantly. For the last
couple of years, I have taken "Fruit-
a-tives" and have been so pleased with
the results that I have recommended
them on many occasions to friends and
acquaintances. I am sure that "Fruit-
a-tives" have helped me greatly. By
following the diet rules and takiijg
"Fruit-a-tives" accordingto directions,
any person with Dyspepsia will get
benefit".    / ^j. SWAN
"Fruit-a-tives"aresold by alldealers
at 50c. a box 6 for $2.50, or trial size
25c. or sent postpaid on receipt of price
by Fruit-a-tives Limited, Ottawa.
he family  remedy   tot   Ccrghs  and Cold*
SMle* costs yo   little-   snd doe» ", much I*
By Reginald Wright Kauffman.
i claim the Right to Work—
♦ ♦♦♦♦
Victoria Day was a day of sports for
the school children of this camp, and
Diamond City also. However, the
ruin came on and they all adjourned
to thc old boarding house, where they
were served with tea and coffee and
cake which was supplied by the ladies
of the two plucea, also ice cream,
wliich was supplied by Mr. Muirhead,
When tho rain cleared u splendid program of sports was gone through and
the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Conditions around here at present
are very dulfi The mine worked one
day and a half last week and nothing
this week to date.
Mr. W. Jefferles, the coal company
clieckweighnian, has returned home
after a three weeks' trip on business In
7^SS7S77A7i    FW_\77iatevcirnie_BoBS will pay!
""" If the wage is low, why, out you go
And in I come to stay!
I've not your skill,
' But I've got the will-
To do as my masters say.
P. Carosella
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Dry Goods,  Groceries,  Boots and
Shoes, Gents' Furnishings
Don't waste time on inferior salves because they're a
few cents cheaper.
I have proved Zam-Buk
best for Eczema, Plies, Skin
Diseases, and Injuries.
As a mother, you owe it   .
to your family to use the
best, that's Zam-Buk I
SOc tox. AVDntthhandSOm.
There Is more Catarrh I", tti'f Nrisnn in tn<- e»u>tt>
tlian all otit.-r .Jlsrast-s put tun-lbcr ami u:ii:i tli-.- l:ntt
Uvt y«.rs was Eiipposcd to bc !iic.ntil>!e, V'or a preit
maty, years .doctor* pronoui.r-.il It a locii duetm' and
prescribe:! loeil rciiHHll««. uiul bv n>- st.-.atly fajlln*
to cure Willi looal trratmo'ii, imriou'iu-d ll H'curablc.
Scleira- lias provm Catarrh to t>*- a to-.Mituiini-al ill*
case, and therefor**** twain* coi<Mliut:<>:.il •n.;tmer.t
Halls Catarrh Cure, m-riiif-ii-nm-i hy I'. .!. Munr)
&C». Toledo. Ohio. Is thi' o-iy ('c'lfCtiit'o.-s.' cur-rod
(he market. It Is taken Uiterr-Uy In ,Uw*. trim IC
drops to a teasnoonful, I> ,ul* dlrcrtlv o-i th*. hlood
and mucous uurlneeu of .he system Th.v nil.'-r out
hind red dollars for any raw* It fall.-, to <'.;!-. KenJ
(or circulars and t'-.-stlmonhl.1*.
Address I". J. rilliXKY .V CO , Toledo. Ohio.
Sold (v.- riim'etat-*--,   ,"f.
Take Hall's Family I'dls fr-rcf Hip.-i.mi
Bur supplied with   the   best Wines
Lkjuoi-h ant] Cigar?
1 clnisn the night to Work-
Till my very hoiiI is raw:
I claim the night Tor day nnd night
So ions as a cent I draw;
For when you quit
I earn your bit;
80 I'm for 11 twelve-hour law,
I claim the night to Work -
Iu a shop whero few may thrive;
In dust and smell, or a flro-trap's hell,
J*'r»w five -o'clock till flvo;
Though every breath
Is thick with dentil,
What matter if I'm alive? ,
The boys of this canip and Diamond
lisxtl a good time the other night o'er I force the wages down?
tho Installation of a new surgeon by     Or the many Jo slave and uhlrk?
the name of Dr. Inkorte, who Is taking
over the practlco of Dr, A'Arc, who
has gone to the States.
♦ ♦♦
Although   1   quicken,
Amid the. muck and niiirli?
'Well, whnt care I
If the worker* die?
1 claim the night to Work!
thu   hundreds
Bellevue Hotel
Best <Accommod«tlon ■ In the  Paw.—
Up-to-Date — Every   Convenience.—
excellent Cultlne.
J. A. CALLAN, Prop.
My Mlln Tujiper May mini
Tlii* glumly nightmare  In   Kiiroj»e i
4ny"mtb, Vfp'rirhodr'ciiroyTn k "ttTon'i- i '\nu»"«  0,,r   h^""",»,J"d  r™^*!
nolven, Hhould net an all u-mirehlng our ininout i
j-rnk fr'-nti-ar «n<t ivitiLm Th™,.   hearts to *t*o It each bnn done hi* jmrt.
.Tk -»£tt£l -*1. ...if.". 7*°m*; In eltottnio ninkf thl* kin.l of nbom
The iji!iic8 Iwrt) are working had u*,
mmi. No, :*. Mine worked two days,
hint week and No. 4 nt'.ne wag UU*..
Jamei Valr of Stafford Vllhge re*,
porte IiIh crop looking fine. !
Th<> miners' band held their unual-
picnic on -Stafford llottioinu on Sun
Riding in the coming >'jf "IJ^ ^^'^^'^'f "|!- w on forever Jmpo««ible.
■ed a meeting In the ^"f™1 of ,,4r" A»W' UeW «"     Wl,at «n we do?    The
Friday laet.
I    Wliat can we aoi     nie mont mire
"Soi" Anpey. waa kilted by a fall «f'    «>ws M* "mn "" "'J'lcl ii.hx?   A
root in the ahove-mentloned mine. Tlw \vnmy  way  to  inwt   heroic \ntmnt.
Uthbndise Uovnt I'nlon handled thej Vrthopn. box 11 i» Uw true way, none i
ttmtml which wa« held on the Mtn I *.»•» Ic,*»,    J"^ *° lm* ** lhe I'*0|>I',
ult. from the undertakliig iwirlora of
TAAiAA^-^-.^Ji    War In an Irrational formula employ
^^^^^^^^•^♦♦♦jeil 10 determine an lufloluble prohlon;
The people of this town were thrown
nia ii ttate of excitement on Tueiday
midnight by Die blowing of Ute mine
wh!*.»!«. I'pon inveetlgation It proved to be a Hre In the No, 1 washhouae,
ilixeovereil by a driver coming off tho
jiflernoon shift. Very little damage
wa» done to the building, but a number
of men were unfortunate enough to
lone tbelr working outflti.
Mr. Connor, tile Horlnllit candidate
for <he Femle
flection, addreaied
Workera' Halt,
Jj.k ami Ueorge lltn ton have returned from thplr trip to Itonnte Bcot-
'..:,S. Ai,i\ tviiuii   !»«•»'O.K.
tlie of our cltlxene, who wn* rom-
mined for perjury nome tlm-* ano, h»«
1 •>.;•»,iied die Inetlom.
A grand cricket matc'i waa stayed
nr*» on fPaturdti) l»etr<"'.T itc'levue
v. tl!ll<*r*«t, before a good •.•ro^.^l. l U
game put up wn* ol a high order and
reunited aa foltowa. Hellevue, «f;
•I tlereil, 50. Hamilton and Kelly eon-
tH'.utcd over "t. ,«?r yut ot the acore,
f- r Hellevue, while the former and l»*t-
|i»r«on h«wl»d nnehanged for lhe victor*. Dudley wae the moit .effective
«f nun* bowlera for HIHcre«t, and
nlv* top ntorer arltti Hfei* kit fur that
AA   _   .,       ,        ,    ..».,.      St«Mcbl»g effect on ihoisc pr<"#ei,i  Th^i
The aportlnt elemcni of thi* burn! „#fl ,,VZ*& ^im. ••i<4jt iMitl l(; >;,
. ,.*fc nt tam tome mi ol their ghtll j nmiy '9UM iWe „,,, ,hP *,** i.f.v. it
*!t* tte retail that Umhtll. bamAnwUs'eirtr, My Hoi. u. Thu-.-   <)u'i»-
ai.a erlefcet abound galore.     If thereU,,f <ir ,h^ lmk* miun „,. %*tit U)
am 18   WW In ether eimiit witoj ^„k th„ mnm ,,..,.„,,, for ..,. ,r , -fc
would m* to pit themaelvei agalnatifrt« ^ *rmtm»tir  11 * ■-  th.'
fr uiur*ita:;.U>ft#, iommiinir,it«>  wiih1
»h»t Uve wire Ifurry FlnfH-r, find ac-
i-„"iim.»t^-|or. *!ll be found.
ri"   W-K- -•..,»>, » • .:■■      ■
H'ttm lhfw«r itomo tlie «n*i»n»U»* • 1 tf
■;.»,.,, 1* Atxmty mnt* tttt a game ott ion. *»r,*
*iueeb».l.    the nam* *** ael* a4*er-i ar4 Ur*, I, A. I^HMiier, aprajr; 'Mr. and!
lUed ahd • gnod tooot w«« m***Pt\ Hfit*   1   IHI*«-*1   nm-un.  My. **.; %j*,
The Complete House Furnishers
of the Pass
Hardware Furniture
We will fufliiab your nouae from cellar to garret and at hot-
torn price*,   Call, write, phone or wire.    All ordere given
prompt attention.
If yeu are utlafied, tell othere.
If not aatlafled, tell ue.
I. T. Ilur*t. at 2 pm     fbr miner
baud wax in attendance, and a largf*'
number nf iita friend* who a<<omp:ml
ed   the   remain*   to   the   *Method!«?
Church where a very lmprc>t*it.i> a»T-
vice waa preaibed U> ;he Hev. tl. II.
tVibledlck. MA., UM . junncir of Wc
ley STetbodlH ('hurt-j.     He took hi*.
tiM  from tht* flrat  bunk of rtmnel,
tbap. *M, r III • "Th^rr l« ;w :■ *u ,. 1«
(!•*»•,-«  me and 4*a'h," nhlt-h U;t\  n
floral tributes:   Miner*' Uif-il. rro**-
l'';i twllv  iiVul'cit'l'. iww'.h-•,'•-. 4-rt>l *..1*1*1.
\m*htiti   .Mr.  and   SI'*,  f   IVn-m. t-
do not know l«itt<r than 10 tolerate
war iti Industry »r*ftmp«*tttl«nl the;'
will hive to fsiiliire or alwaya be in
i|Mij*.,T of ii|,-.'Mii^ lliu 1 other imir'cr
ona warfare with mwhine rn"*
IK» Jim *.«li; lli'« d(>.id!> lilKitlin:i; ,
thN un'telb-vn •«' lirirr«»r <.il!»d ■* ir m
\ niii 1? T*. 'i ' t.;'., iii li ;rdrr m
um'TIiitiia i.i.it «i»n * -fuel, l.iiij: drawn
nut ifirMr-f-, <',,">li V,'«"!>
IU*'**-: "• \, **',*,• i- !i.i *'','. » Ii- .
*our :>-jkK wh•» S'tt't <-<»» **i'il<l |>:«-fer
it, ■>» in hd   ti ••trMittifnt: bill-, g*1 tltis
....   ...t.i}     -««*.4    ,lfl *t*t*ittt '
; *     •   -r       1*      ".    /       ,•   Kill   '*     .
,t ..„,•■ >    1 |,.*,..jit; nu
.1' :;i ;. ir: •> .m *.n**t* .««
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1 ■, 1 ■ . In1 '.» : j. 11 .. ani
.^ ii'- b *(nt t m 'ifl|» m.i- •
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mui. ,,t l|i
ur,   .1 *** it.
,  ,r   l*»2*--,* I   l'it'9,a-\ *',**
Compnny • "Th« Qunltty 8tor«N
Groceries. Dry Goods,  Crockery and Everything tn Shoes
■v.,-. t't,
„ .-.*-, tt,,:) 1 1    i>. tAQrOUMtD WORKMBMS
«•*"•. •?«'   "''   "t.^ tUtitmtiAAAlllAH Am
W*a U   tit'tt, -ap-TAV1   Mr •
(t'-MMlav** Itm*** Vmar Watt**
«fc« witaeratd • moet Melting ganw I Cooper and Mr» HJIpj. b»rr> wl':i broh*
ending aa follow*: Wiadeor. nine; fnV en chord; Mr. ttaber? Wo!«t.*nfrrt'.,
t*r*oa. I. l**,*-*%>i*    s »*-*■■—**■ *t,t,-r,-„.,-,»«,«.,.   ,  .
*»«m regvnir mmtntt ol txml ist
will lw Md next ftnMay at tbe o*oal
•im* mnl plaee; busi'iea* rery impot-
last*. S*Mlu*ii»g nominatlofi of offif»r».
laet- mon* and Dave R-obert* bave
built themfelre* a fin* tmUm% Xw*>
ttx»m<4 heme* 00 the crniley T«*aafte.
Janve* linliee* m*i *lfh nn tt**1§**t
in ettmdan*-*.
!i.ne ranirivue.l H> i!w injury, by tlw
BPKl'Tt if i'T-,:*.ir i>r<' *<iii!(iji*. ,unl v.*?,-
• «'0*tl> tft %:*i*' i*»). tmt rt* r*rrideitt» tb*»
(are a*»-i«t-*iil'! *'«   ■r,ai»,i>t''i.We,  by  fft**
p«»ll$»« thr t-mi>U"*t-r f'rtind lo  havf
a u*Ki*ti'tiil, 10 t**v ih»» e«mi»*B*t-
I Um 4tr**n. wsfhom    »'   being   taken
jfrotn the r*'t-nnt*. provided tor that'
To I* h»aHhf «t mnamtj, pttpa** *t {perpo**,* bt '*■*■ *tat*
ffttt-r, f* mmtmt tmltte*, brrne**,* tn the'    Tt-,*. -t,'t <t\ >;   '1.   <■■•-.      . ••.h.'-hiv- <-.',   '-
a**'* U\ So, 1 BBtee wbiiH |#lto»^litti-i^ttk44iiHiAlkU^ old »»«* b«* ia l»r<*, tmt It tl l*
I«* bla ori-a^atimk of <fmVr pi*b*r.   \lb-4 omflttlrt twMk, m nm-hm trwrt- f m? h*tt,i*i •/, -V *i.t' *•»• *•* '« «'•*>•*'
*fr,   r,Ki?JC, ul C»U-*i.i, i-**   v * ■•■4* i^m td»*kaU-» m'**** *m*l pmw*. Mmjptjr 1 ttw*-f i*r* «*!» tyi*" it-i- ---' t ■,*.** -<% lb*
ti-p'Mui.t, l*. agniti 4miita U**iu*tt* in I -tmlmmtw tmmgtk amd . biiag rbmiK j eirs«*ta> u.-t fi*t<. and a*  Mr* tbi*#er''
!»•• bntp. ItMAotrnthtlabttY****. *     ].**• »b« ?ii* il****r<ims**"-i b■**■*- a t!*
Otme «tt vtt enti-er bnya, m* onti-t to ht.mrtmgtt ohm nAkt.tmtf ytmt intra ta have •aaeetbtfta ihai 1* liMr ■
4*nt nt tVptty.Ptt enpeeted boun* t«t[IA**l p*** ***l thhnm4 mtre wob th* ! to b"> *tm*t*b,%r. at a ^enttmear mmj* ■
» lew 4Utflm mart* Mom. ie»niigtli*Nin-d!»ig«M Moa4*tMWrbMih*f | aure. iJm"» ** mn*. mt K*»*t d«>nn»«t •
Uf:* Mono**, Pom*' u npatn t/imrm4\ frnfirth-iiitf ^tn'nWmWkmmlikhha  iu*i a* «* *  ** *n#*i#if >* a<*r**«4-
tut t!«tlar aaaaaer i« *h*i J** ttm ttm*l.ettmie»mAnni»imimmh<»tf<mr   -,,.*•.- -vffi n>,. ■jrl-vyy "Su; t:uli..u>.
Ww« «• ********* wp wnn nrtmitmm mt-i**** »**. «*»evtate ib*wmaUm and   bt ftumm ^Ia.** ib*wtt*x,. e'mb hear;
MW*-,. tlitt bm Am toM tt* 'AA9moi\tmtiAAmmo.- Mmnfimgmtm. the mat ot AnVmrrfht »^i*.nt« unit
mile*. amnPOaaMa.T*m»ai*,Pm.   ' Amttt-n #-'.i*.mii nn% i-Mi-|«'i«n*
See us for the bett in
Men's Suits, Shirts & Shoes
Onr ftprfo; WHjmwf nf lVt-.;- C'.-wl, «t JJ iu Um* *un
the auortment ii muipkl-t with the tuuitett goodg ftnd bott
fxmible valwrt
We bare unloaded thii weok a Car of Flour and Feed
Purity Flour 98lbs $4.00 nett
Gold Seal 98lbs $3.60 nett*
Alao   Bran,   Short?    Crushed Corn,   Whole
Corn and Feed Oats
Phone 25        Blairmore, Alta.
The Storo That 8AVI8 You Mon«y -..-*. r,\ K £, ,_
Penny Saved-
Ladies' Ready-to-Wear
Dress Special $3.95
i)rcsses mailo of fine serge, in plain tailored
slyles. trimmed witli silk collars and cuffs; colors,
navy. Copenlmgoii, tan, brown aud black. Sizes,
IG to 44.
Saturday Special $3.95
White Lingerie Blouses, $1.50
.lllouscs made of fine muslin and voile, both lace
mid embroidery trimmed; some with low neck and
others' have high heck anil long sleeves.     In the lot
are blouses valued as high us $2.50. for. $1.50.
White Petticoats
Petticoats. made .of fine cotton, both laee ind
embroidery trimmed.
Special value  .. - $1.00
Dry Goods Dept.
Hosiery Special "
Ladies' and Children's ribbed Stockings; extra
strong wear and fast black; all sizes.
Pay Day Special, 2 pair for 25c.
Pillow Cases
Made from a good quality cotton.   Very durable
Size. 21 by 31.
Pay Day Special 12y2c. each
Turkish Towels
Extra heavy .quality and a big size.     Splendid
drier and washer.   Comes in both red and whilo
.■•■lri pes.
Pay Day Special 15c,v each
A big selection
Opines in Edg-
Made on a fine quality muslin,
of pretty designs to select from,
ings, insertions ancl headings.
Pay Day Special 3 yards for 25c.
Corset Cover Embroideries
In a big range of dainty and effective, designs.
K.ntra fine quality; regular, 25c.
TPay Day Special 2 yards for 35c.
Ribbon Remnants
All lengths, widths and colors. Very suitable
for Hats, children's hair ties, etc. Come early and
get your pick.
$5.00 HATS FOR $3.75
Que* table of Hats at $3.75 each. In all the latest styles.    Black, burnt aiid white straws.
' A
Saturday Special ..
. $3.75
Will be a special feature of this week's money
saving opportunities.     They will all be made jn
the collar-attached style, and from materials that
"we guarantee fast colors.    Size: 14 to 3.8.     '
All lines at $1.25, on sale at ........"......    .85
All lines at $1.50, on sale at ............. !pl.<*0
All lines at $1.50, on sale at ............... $1.25
All lines at $2.00, on sale at'................ .$1.50
Men's Straw Hats
ilea's fine split Straw-boaters and dip-front
shapes; regular values up to $3.50, all sizes, will be
on sale Saturday at  .each $1.00
See these in Our Windows.
Children's Straw- Plug Hats at      .15
Children's Soft Straw Hats, at 25.
All better grades on sale Saturday at HALF PRICE
Japanese Straw Mats, 3 ft. by 6 ft, large variety
of patterns and coloring  each 45c.
Linoleums, both Scotch and Canadian qualities,
large range of patterns and colorings; regular,
Special Saturday and Monday . .95c. per Iin. yard.
Straw mattings, yard wide; regular 20e.
Pay Day Special   10c. yard
Children's Sulkies
Children's Sulkies; good strong body and gear;
finished in natural wood; regular $2.50.     r ,
Pay Day Special $1.90
Screen Windows
Screen Windows, 14 inches high, extend from 20
inches to 34 inches.   Regular 30c.
Pay Day Special 2 for 45c.
Japanese four-fold Screens $3.50, $4.50 and $6.50.
Xow that summer is here a Refrigerator is needed in every home. You will find our stock complete in all sizes, oak eases and galvanized lined
and enameled; fitted with sliding adjustable shelves
from ,, $12.00 to $28.00
Shoe Department
Pay Day Specials in Footwear
(jirls' and misses' Slippers and Oxfords, in patent,
vici kid and chocolate leathers; made on good foot-
form lasts.    Regular values to $2.25.
Special Pay Day Prices , $1.50
Sizes 8 to 10VL> and 11 to 2.
Men's Tan Boots at $3.90 pair
These are a few odd linos and broken sizes in our
best makes, made on different lasts, high or medium style toe and heel.    Regular values to $(5.50.
Special Pay Day Price $3.90 pair
Our Grocery Specials
Jlouse Brooms, Elgin   40
Butter''Saskatchewan Creamery,'' per lb 35
Corn ileal, 10 lb. sack :.    .35
Mixed Candy, 2 lbs 25
Cream Candy, per lb. ,    .15
Laurentia Milk, large tins, 2 for 25
Fresh Ground Coffee, 2 lbs ,.    .75
Amrail Bulk Tea, Extra Quality, per lb    ' .40
Evaporated Peaches, per lb 10
Wagstaff's Grape Juice, per bottle 50
Assorted Soft Drinks, per dozen 90
Rose's Lime Juice, quarts 40
Walnuts, per lb 20
Heinz Pork and Beans, medium size, 2 for ..    .35
Heinz Catsup, pints, per bottle 25
i vory Soap, 5 bars  25
Holbrook's Marafat Peas, per pkg     .10
Strictly Fresh Eggs, 2 dozen     .65 .
Cold Roast Pork, sliced, per lb 35
Premium Cooked Ham, per lb     .40
Dominion Ham, per lb     .35
1 ,unch Tongue, per lb  ', 40
Boneless Smoked Shoulders, per lb     .16
Picnic Hams, per lb 14
Dairy Butter, 2 lbs 55
Dill Piekles, 2 dozen 35
Whole Cod Fish, per lb    .10
Castoria, per bottle ."..    .30
Seidlitz Powders, per pkg    .15
•Scott's Emulsion, large size 85
Beef, Iron and Wine, 16 oz. 50
Lyman's Talcum Powder, large size 25
Fruitatives, large size -10
Uorlick 's Malted Milk, large size 90
The Store of
.HA liptr_
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First Aid Instructions
For Miners
By M. W. Glasgow,** W, A. Raudenbush
and C. O. Roberts
(For the benefit of our many readers interested In First Aid we begin
escapes, The loss of*one-third of the
blood lu tho body usually results fatally.
There are three kinds of hemorrhage, namely, arterial, capillary, and
this week the reproduction of Mine"*' (venous. Arterial hemorrhage is most
Circular No. 8, published by the U. 8. dangerous and most difficult ta con-
Bureau of Mines.   These instructions prol
an also appearing in the United Mine
Workers' Journal, to whom we are Indebted for the loan of the cuts, accompanying the text.)
Bacteria, 8epsis and Antisepsis
Hiineriii, also calletl germs, organ-
Uitu, aulcroui'gaiiUiu**, ami fuiijji, ntm-
alti ot minute vegetable cella. They
■wtlsl in the air. In the water, in I'm
ground, and upon tb* bovty and cloth-
iiiK. There are many varieties and
♦•mil requires proper food, tempera-
tare, nnd Roll for propagation.     Hnv
Means of Controlling Hemorrhage.
Hemorrhage' may bo controlled by
pressure;- position, heat or cold, tor-
'siyii. or ligation or tying of the bland
The only method* which can usually
In.' employod by the first uld inuu lire
e<.inprc3»ion nnd position, Compression is more Important and should b-»
applied by the flutters, compressus,
tourniquet*!, or constricting bands-—
mich as a handkerchief, belt strap,
suspenders, ete.
In   nrterlnl   hcmnrrhnKA   thp   blood
Ing found a suitable soil or breeding!Rushes forth In a bright red stream.
Plata in the tissue* of the bady, thryjTho pressure raujit be made between
multiply very rapldlv, and an ihey the wmtud and the heart, lu enpll-
grow certain kinds my Rive off poliullnry ■ hemarr hage .the blood oohoh away
onoua substance*, termed toxin*. The »»otf!y and !s bright red. The bleed-
tnvln* miv set simplv a* irritants <iril"B Is easily controlled by applying a
may destroy all the tissue with whlrh [<-l<>;'» compress of gauze directly to tie
M-r... n.ni(i in eneMrt Mie effect i|e- Hnlnrv. In venous hemorrhage, the
pnidtiiKon Iniw |h»Ihoiioii« ihelmeterlaj"lwd In dark red or bluo, and airfare and on the resUUucn of the tissue, j'^'lt" <n«i steady stream. The mm-
Ij;  -unii'  13.M-*  h.'ir-!i'ii! '.'ifi-r!;!  mnv' predion thouH In* made on the side nf
' ihe wound away from the heart. Vn-
unity the bleeding ean be controlled
by apply In? a large compress of sterile
gamo dlr.-i :l.v over the bleeding place.
Elevation of the bleeding purl*
always aid* In eon troll Ing the flow of
tho blood.     Am noon as the bleeding
>(Kiii' <3k«:-« iiiirm'y,
unln ent ranee or access to the general
■circulation and be spread broadcast
through the body, exerting their pais
oiious influence upon every organ of
the body with whlrh tliey eome »n
tout!*, producing septicemia or Wood
poisoning. ,,     , , , . 4,
llarteria mo*t usual!) khSii entranee »»» h*eo mopped by mme one of the
m thr* body throiiBh wound* or abras- »«•««*• MUgest-ed tbt patient should
ion*, through ihe retpiratory system. "" I rea led for »nock.
or through the dlgemlve system. .... Hr^ ,       . ...
■I^nsi, !    Hhoelt i* a Midden depression of ttie
Bejmm .- n «•<«.<!Hi»u raMoeil '»•> Ihei^1*' i*o*/t» arlslnr frowi in Injury
entrance ol eer alu toteria into o\«* * profound emotion gcUn* on ihn
»i.nii«l. whereby Inftammatlon. wllhl"«,we center* and Indiirtn* exlians-
nwre or leas s*vere distnrtaDM ol the!'»»»- Tae »)nit»»om» are Mtworwei
g-fierKi »»<M-m, l» i.m.iu..,t     wiienitemperatitt*; ,m Irregular, weak, and
rapid puis*; a cold, eiammy. pale, and
|.r«tfoii»ely |ier*pMnv »W«. Irreftlar
breathing, the person affeited uiually
remain* eomxlous and will tin».ur
when spoken to. hut It sfupld and Indifferent and Ilea with partly cloned
l»rt»       llvon X** «*!*» ♦♦•«♦ **he»* *t no
The  syrnp-
U'tU*    ui    iiii),,* *«»,*f..»    »».,»w/>','»,.»■*-,*.    .*,*
■1-r-i.ttl-calJy 1br same as outlln«i! above.
tower Ui« patient"* bead, »tap Mm
In hoi blankets, and surround him with
heat-giving objects such a* at n  'oal
harmful bacteria get Into a Hound,
poisonous mstertalw are pro.)need that
«le»lu>y lit* Uantie reiu, (orm pu* or
matter, and prevent healing.
In order to prevent »ep»4fi, olmerve
the following nalea:
• *, , ....... tm-   ,   * •   .    I  ■    -*».    -. **.,
wfttHMt hv -keenln* all twielenn ihlnts I c«»cealed   hemorrhage
trom <oitnug *u ciwiuu mwn u.
iMwtrojr or 1*1*1+1,1 lit* at-onih ot
n*rm* whleh nay bave gntten Into Ihe
wmot at the time of the inquiry
Ant!«#t»*k la a in-rtluxl t*t tri-jitlus
«<MSklM W»  tMMMktM.)ti«M».        * we Ikl.M**.*.*
lent or gemleM* Is an agent Hurt Is
fatal to bacterta and tl«e!r npotm or
eggs. The destruction of genu of
disease In clothing, tn etcreta. In
wounds, etc.* known a* disinfection
DielnreeUon of * woaad, dreeslngtor
inetmtenU le raited sterilisation. Tb*
appUi-.tioft ni -ih* \>tv,,'.,,',*-. i,s *v,ir
eeytie hta done none the* anythlag
f.*^ tit r**nlitl1*ittt"t ib* trt'itmant *t
mounts* not to prevm11, *f-tnd« or blnod
eniMMilMr. obhm hx eo awscft drseded
%y tbt ant****
^■k ■   -     *     ^   -     ,^,     ..^ PmmO^^l^m-^Um*,        9^&kjk\       ^BP^mMmm*      ^-9'tam^^^Pmta^mmmtmtmO
C<WWW ffijwfff iwi Tfftfr tfwwtmwm
wmm wm  ppwijpjm        t %■ tm
mopot pomm H en Infery er by n
ijtes*ee4 omMxym* ml iim UUmmI *.**■
pm, fit «asf*er frow heasewtiew
AnvwAa upoxx the amount of blood
IMtlaai tie rtfMlty «til wbkb tt
M* |,«*«*^*** a*
black coffee, to be sipped as hut as It
can b# borne; h«lf-tei»p«onfel dt^es
of aromatic spirits of ammonia mav
be given every tPorM minutes, Hmall
drset of whisky or brnly mny be
tlten, prottded there It ni heinorrti-
are One or two te*s>M«f«ls every
i:, or 20 twUvxU'if: wltt fl*lp tx tMe th"
netlent over until (be doeior come*.
Initiation ot nvveen It often ot *Mi"b
eertlee; arilfVlal reeptratwun mir be
neeeeenry In mmm meet, ttot ap^l«-
ti^r.* over the heart and *Me* thmtt
h» n**4 tt praefleable. Alwuva twrrv
'I'.v tbe doctor.
contusions the shin is not damaged,
but over bone the shin Js apt to be
Injured. If a large blood vessel Is
ruptured, much blood gathers In the
tissues under tho skin and causes
great swelling and discoloration.
The symptoms are: Tenderness,
swelling and numbness, followed by
selling pain, Dlsqoloratlon usually
occurs quickly, especially in surfaco
coiiuuslons; It may not occur in deep
• Treatment
Elevate the Injured part and band-
ago It tightly to arrest the bleeding
and control the swelling. Apply an
Ice bag or towels wrung ;ut of
Ice witter. In the case of the aged or
weak, make hot applications Instead
of cold.
A wound Is u break or a division of
the tissues produced usually by a sudden force.     Wounds are dlivdcd Into
the following cla»»ca: Incised, made by
Home shJii']) culling Jnairiimoiit;  lacerated, caused by tenting or dragging
forcea. such as teeth and claws of
j animals or punctures made by a point-
i ed Instrument.
;   Tho (symptoms are: Pain, breeding,
| and gi'plng or retracted edge*.
I Treatment
First arroist tho bleed Ing by nome
em. of the tnethoil.-i describe I al»>'<\
iiiid put on a sterile dremslng to protect the wound against bacteria or
Rernis, If the wound Is very severe
there Is often shook, and that should
I be treated as described above,
I    A irai'tiire is a break in a bone eatis»j
j ed by direct or Indirect violence, Frae
i turex »re tbe mont Imjiortsnt elass of!
{Injuries with which we have to deal.I
j not only because they render the vie-
I time a cripple for the time being, but
because thu further usefulness of the
limb depend* upon the recognition of
Ihe trouble und It* proper Immediate
ireatimint.    Frequently Ignorance or
enreiessness In handling a fracture In
> lhe beginning renders the sufferer an
: Invalid or cripple throughout his Hfo.
|    From the standpoint of the first aid
1 mnn the following kinds of frnctnres
, only iic-i'il l»e »t«i!!e4:     Incomplete,
complete, simple nnd compound.     In
i an Incomplete fracture the bone Is not
t entirely oruken.    li occurs mott fre-
nu* tstly in the young and is often spoken of a green stick fracture.  In a complete f net ore the bone is broken com-
pletely in two,    In a simple fracture
the  broken  Iwuie does not protrude
tlirotiBh the flesh: that Is, thn ffesh
around the fracture Is aot Injured.   In
a etmittmn* lr**1itfe -MWtee *»fle i*f tbe
(broken end* protrwtee tkroogb the)
, ,,.'.*i,. „, i* ,.».'* me lu*'-* »,».*► ■v.-A.W.i-iw ...v ,
fracture S» nearly alwaya accoaipauled J
I by a lots of blood and n toon or less |
(Severe abocfc, i
The symptoms are: Pain, swelling, i
flltcoloratlon, abnormal motion, lot* of
'. t ....,,...   i *\.
Wi, **.-* *. *. ^.*. ,-* t,, (fc,**.,.,^ *-*'*   *■-
ne n»tn together.
In exsmlnlng lh* rraetore, greet
gentlencM In handling tbe part ebonld
be everclted Vke limb slloeld be
handled it little is poesfble. ft the
nature of ta tajifjr to lb 4<mbt, II
should b*> tm,tm tt a. fractur* until
the doctor nrrtftt. Xever alio* a
t>»r»nft snrfevfng trom • broten flmb
A r-eotMrion or brvitae fa nn Inlery
dki«r im tU« A^^tkAiUa uf W-i'-vt fa* -.c.
tbe sh,n above betMt smwiib-Wi, omtm
toiievu in the ttiwnt mtlnt tm «tf«
evti tbe bruised are*.   In nwny imp
muscular contraction. Dislocations
aro always painful, because they are
accompanied by wrenching and tear-
lug of the ligaments above the joint
and nre sometimes complicated by a
rupture of the muscles and by Injuries
to surrounding vessels and nerves.
Dislocations are classed as simple,
compound, and complicated. In a
simple dislocation tho articular ends
are separated without Injury to the
surrounding tissues. In a compound
dislocation the ligaments around thc
joint are torn. In a complicated dislocation th'e muscles, vessels and
uorvos are Injured.
The symptoms are : Pain, swelling.
discoloration, rigidity; the natural
position of the limb ls changed; the
length Is altered.
lleslore the bone to normal portion
and hold it in place. To properly reduce tho dislocation, somo surgical
sliill and knowledge of the anatomy of
Joints are required. First aid men
xhould never try to reduce any dislocations except those of the Jaw and
A sprain Is a twisting or wrenching
of a Joint, producing a tearing of Uie
ligaments and sometimes of the aur-
rounding soft parts. It is followed
hy severe pain and marked swelling
and discoloration. Sprains are Important Injuries and should he properly treated Immediately, as sometimes
permanent disability may follow failure to give them proper eare. They
J are very often more serious than a
Let the Injured person rest; elevate
t!ie Injured part and fix in place cither
with splints or by wrapping the joint
tightly with a roller bandage or with
adhesive plaster, (live hot or cold
application* hy placing the injured
part In hoi or cold water or hy the application of towels wrung out of Ice
water or hot water,
A strain is the wrenching or tearing
of a muscle or tendon and Is usually
caused by violent exertion or sudden
unexpected movements. A strain generally occurs in the nutscles or ten-
dens of tbe arms or lem. The tym-
litem, l» «inld«>n., *harp, #xer»Hw'*«i
Let the injured person rest; b»rl-
atw the Injured part tightly or apply
adhealve plaster. It la eome^lm#s ne-
eesfcary to prevent movement ef tbe
part by splltulug;.
■urns and Scalds
utile* miv ti*mm oy capostirv «t ue
lififl," In ftr;.* lieal, null ;\i-. llie Vnl <<1
nre or electricity, or etplotlons o*
gas and powder, whereas scalds are
mttaeC'd by mM ti««t, gts lhe tstv.f tt
boiling water or steam. Tbo danger
rrom a barn depends on Its depth not
evfen*   anil iitn nn ttin i«»i» eell erne.
ewl condition of the person injur*!.
Burnt art divided into three dtaatt
according to depth. A first-degree
born Is ttmply a scorching or rtddaa*
of tbo outer surface of tbt epidermis
(tktat. A second-degree bora Involves
tad dtttroys tbo entirttMctmtee of
troy* »oi only ite Ate Imi *1» Ite
Aijb^^i f^^waajubdk    j|b*dHb^a|^^u| -suahAftMalg-Hi btm
iisiMt i^tiiwin, mtnmtrtn^ma mwattanr tm
the burned surface and exclude the
air as quickly as possible (see "Dressing of burns")' and treat for shock
(see "Shock").
Electric Shock
Accidents from electricity are common about mines... The ordinary trolley wire In mines carries 500 volts, Incandescent nnd arc-light currents carry
2,500 to 3,000 volts. Contact with a
live wire, and the passage of these
powerful current through the body,
cause dangerous shocks, bums, and
even death. Trolley wires should bo
protected nnd other live wires throughout the mines should be cari'tilly Insulated. iMen working about electric
machinery should avoid tt-uching electric wires,
The symptom" mt electric shock are;
Sudden loss of consciousness; ausence
of respiration, or if present, very light
und may not be observable; very weak
jiuIbo; anil burns at point of contact.
Always r«sctie a sufferer ns if.ilciily
na possible, being careful not So jiet In
contact wiih the live wire. Lose no
time iu looking for a switch for turn-
ins off the current; iif there is one
near nt hand opon at once. It thoro
is a drill, mine auger, or any piece of
wire at hand throw it across the trolly
wire und rail at ouce, Uy »o doing
tho circuit breaker in the power house
will be thrown out and the current cut
off Hui'lt action may c«uae Uijary
li the oilier working parts of the
mine, but when a human life Is at
.v.nki', all thc wires should bn cut if
necessary. Life should come firm and
tlv m'n-*- !i!Vr«*,.v-.!t»*, If i\tv y'yt ur
drill long enough to roach from the
wire to the rail !s at band, you may
j.iomi:,! to iuiiu.ui thu victim from Uio
current, but first get a dry board, piece
of wood, or paper and put it under
your feet, and protect the hand you
use with your cap, coat, or any dry
non-conducting material, m as not to
dtake a circuit, If possible ute one
hand only, placing the other behind
you. If you do use both hands to
remove the man from the ground,
make sure thst both your hands and
your feet are well Insulated ac that
you will not be caught in tbe same
Bowser on the New
Compensation Bill
to bt asoved aaltil tbe pott la properly 'tbe^bone.
Mfptftad by tytlatg.   to tf-aat a free-
tart, draw tbe frtetartd IM* tat* a
attartl aoeittea aad its tt tbere by tbe
sppitcatkm ef spttata-
A diaitctttoa tt a ceaqdet* seotrt-
tr'in or (ff^tremflttt of *He wrw^t
of a Joint, taattd esswlly by direct
tiuitprn, bat may gotmsfinita on pro*
doced by Indirect violence or sodden
Tbt symptomt la a flrtt degree barn
tit: Sever*, Vnvlag pita, reddeatag
tf Use slrin. foramtloa of blisters: la
a eeoaadhtetftt btta, iettmtettaa ot
tbt able; ht a tbird-degree burn, des-
trecUoa of tbe Attn aad tttM tf tht
tttmtttt hm*ntti, fn «rsrt*,n*. fittnii
sboeb It preseat.
Carafafly remove tie clothing from
Last Friday night when Chairman
\V. A. Prltchard called the meeting
to ordor lu the Avenue Theatre, Vancouver, for the purpose of listening
to Attorney-General Uowsor's exposition of tho proposed Workman's Compensation Act, or rather ns lt ls more
properly named Compensation Dill, he
was confronted by a sea of faces from
every angle. The chairman stated In
his opening remarks the object of the
gathering and gave timely warning
to any present who might attempt to
interject into the discussion matters
of an extraneous character that condign punishment would quickly follow,
Ills advice evidently fell upon fruitful soil ns tho evening passed off without the slightest Interruption, and as
this meeting was held under tho auspices of the Socialist Party of Canada,
those sneering critics who, on a previous occasion attributed the disturbance to the working doss element
were given proof positive that such
strictures cannot be justly laid at tbe
door of the Socialists.
rpoij rlniug to address the gathering Mr. Uowser said: "Some of those
'Abu u:;';'t; Uvm uw itot.iit.4Y1> *.ii
that this work men'a compensation hill
Is merely election bait. I wish to sny
ihat whatever my faults as a public
man. I have earned the reputation of
always trying to fulfil my election
;iromlse«, and f say we Intend to place
this measure on the statute book at the
next sitting of the Legislature, subject
to whatever amendments and Improvements we may decide on ng a result
of sucb meetings at this." Tbls statement was received with some audible
grins among those present, wbo have
previous knowledge and experience
touching tbe way* of politicians.
Tbt speaker tb^n proceeded to
sketch tbt history of compensation
legation tbat bad been already enacted, pointing oat tbe worker, after
obtaining final Judgment found when
tat bad brought salt under tbt Bm«
plovers' Liability Act that there wa«
nothing coming to bim for bis pains
a a tbe employer bad either gnne Bankrupt ot wat ladgmtat-oroof. and oa
tbe otber bend tbe wiwimenVt »WIHv
to pay ror a high pitted taarytr plactd
,'',.'.1-, ,u*l ii .Si.>t«7ii9i*ii*±it., t.-t,i>i<.'*ii*lilj ,■-■>■-
soiling In tbe losing oot on a technicality, lit thaa dllatad apon wbat
bat beta doaa by Gtnaaay, Austria,
Oretea and othor eoantrftt ttttlng
that from tbe experience* tbm effect-
„* tn.*,* T..-«t„, •«»„..„»«». -l.u,.. ,9.
■ ,    .,. . t. 1, .t ..... ,.*   .».*.».,,»«,.* ,.»*^ .,*«.,»». .*•*
abled to draft Oaurio't Compsaaatloe
Act aad It was on this latter tbat tit
prtttat B. C. Mil wae nattt-raed.
Aawag tbt provlaleat af tfla Wil
was the amount to he paid to a widow
amounting to |20 a month, with |5 for
each child until a maximum allowance
of $10 was reached, but should she
re-marry then she would be pnid a
lump num of |180, but all further pay-
inert to her would thereupon cease
although the $5 per child per month
would continue. „
The introduction of tho new act
would mean that action nt common
law and other remedies would cease,
ile called attention to tho fact that
under the new net employers would
get insiiruueentn fixed minimum mie.
Tho workers who would not come
within tho scopo of the new act are
cterks, casual and farm laborers, out-
workers, domestic servant-/ and workers in wholesale and reuil establish-
ments. Teamsters and longshoremen were *to be Included as a speolal
After the Attorney-General concluded his hour's address he wnn followed
by ,L D. (Jack) Harrington, wno In *
clear, scientific manner, nn fully as the
brevity of tho time permitted, ex-
pounded the materialist cweptliyi *-.f
history, value from the proletarian
standpoint and dubbed the proposed
eompensatlon bill as a clever 4lk»iuut
to relieve the pinch of the class strut-
gSe, stave off the Inevitable claah of
the classes, and bring In cheaper »nd
nior-u efficient form of casualty tntur-
ance for tbe employer. He further
remarked that throughout the bill it
was clearly evident to any wbo aw'd
give the subject a careful stuly Itt
whose behalf this proposed !»g,»!a.
.law was advanced and that ao far as
ln.» worker was canc*rr.ed tb,it ."y
tewm acc.ulng there,'torn to thi in.
dividual worker would be eitracted
from the working cists aa a body.
The spe.it;«r then 01IM attend* 1 »o
th.« fevttHI sng'tty wit* whleb tbt
c;j|'.o)ina .l.ts-4 everyahere are tr*.
Ing to find tomt meim whleb. wnftii
ostensibly in the interest of tbt work-.
era will light* 1 their Uh* oantMllttt •
burden In caring for the vleUmt of tbt
Profit System* and also a<ct aa a salve
to tbt present wtdespmd taitst oAb
tlta wmhix. it, *1i*it *th**i«i<t'i> rf*** tm.*,::,   ,
(nnlets ataat can bt found to «*-»
itmb. trnsa tt ooiy ceatporanty.
.tI\SilJritk,W * **• ttt/tAkm.pt
tba Mil bt scathingly mtartted. wben
alladlng to tbe two weoks thatarart
elapee aftar Hit aeeid«t oecars be-
fore tbe unfortunate It eatttJed to re-
■9*9**1*. mm* *>*waaaaia*MMW«— '* ttat aetats
art Jealtw lett aay af fat tboaM nt
etataet aa yaar Mtfaat
Ibofber w»r w to tbim ymr bntt, or
PmnthottMnt mr o. wletm m eaaa
^^^^mawatw^mFm ammmawmm    ^wm    ^mr    wfwww    ^w*     m w*pr*m
laof» It orar tb* naOtnt'a fstt tf be ts
iytac oa tbo wtrsi. aad tbat pal) bfcm
aft If aa as to atar at bead wet tt
to cat tb* wire, bat flm aiaba aare
that tlw beadle It dry or wrap It wttk
•    oomppA   ppA A&AAltb
W-Pi*   WW  mtmrotAr
ptfUrrrm t —TV mutton nt trie prfn-
■m^T^iaT-iT^^- ~y ^Oz.. ^^^*a* ty-ywigg
WO pNgfg WWVi WVJMNIw tttA alW wt
oppllet to ttop bttmttnt,
Afttf tbo gatttat kaa bat* fraad
rrom. toa wlro, <Jo oot ataa (0 loana
Ida ctotbtaf. bai batfa ifiln arUfl-
j nar letpnanon ar 0000,
\ (Continued next week.)
ii *H*W!?* WWMfc »• tt* tm%
tftetafort tba moral la, wiw yoa get
IwMH.iwI at badly •• tmSSio™
Tbt subject of the payaMM to a
SSS'^fL *LA »<grt»r M« **
Itm tor kit ttrvktt was roaadly
ai'xwj,, mf it mm wlAonm m *',.*
torn of H, that ao wortlag gtaa woald
ree«-tve tbe aajnt-iii-HwiHt-t, not n* tb*
gowtr Of d^ermlalng wtg delegated to
tbt awe tbm wis itt teaat rvatw
tooinmt ttat tb* twtltieet ef th* «tf
w«a«d bo ctrHel ttt It tbt fafawtt
tf tkt vaekfag elaaa.
T* ott-mt tbls MNta faatwm,
Harrlagtea aaaaaM tbat three bt
apy&totl. oat S» lip m»i*w», too
mt, _tho wttiafgi aad thtat two to kt
mttafff agreed teaeWag tb« third
member et tbt coauattilaa.


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