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VOL. 1   NO. 32
FERNIE, B. (fe MARCH 21, 1919
Printed by Union Labor
Soviet Rule In Buenos
Aires Say The Business Men
Buenos Aires, March 18,-rThe
namtes of 34 prominent business men,
representing 17 commercial organizations, are attached to a page advertisement in the newspapers addressed
"To the people of the repubilc."
The proclamation declares that the
foreign commerce of Argentina is subject to the control of "a genuine
soviet of the port of Buenos Aires,"
It cites the Impossibility of exporting
flour from certain mills for more than
a year because the mills are boycotted
by the maritime federation, and says
tkat this is only an example of the
control exercised over all exports."
Order For B. C.
Vtuicouver, March IS.—An order for
70.000,000 feet of lumber has been
placed with British Columbia mills
by the British lumber conlrobei, according to an announcement, today by
the provincial minister of lands.
OPP »»»♦,»,»»»»
(The Central Committee of
elected Prltchard, of Vancouver, chairman and Mldgley, of
the same city, secretary. It
was decided by the central
committee that ballots for the
referendum votes would be at
once prepared and these will
.be sent out from Vancouver
all over Canada on April lst
and the limit of time for their
return will be May 15, thus
giving six weeks for the taking of the votos. There will
be two questions on the ballot:
"Are you in favor of severing your connection with
the • present International
unions?" "     .   ■■    ■
"Are you in favor of making a- S'tand for a six-hour
day and a five-day week after
June 1 ?"
Bulletins will be sent out
weekly to all local unions.
The Great Drive For
British Commerce
S. Consul Brand Has Instructions
Which Call for Reports on all
___! i>.>*-.. *
United States Consul Norton F.
Brand has received instructions from
Washington, io havo all children
born of American parents In this
consular district registered in his
oifice. Col. Hrand has application
forms for such purpose and all applications for registration of births
should bo made to him at the .Fornle
ollice, Kepititration can b« made by
sending applications by mall. ' Registration ami tho accompanying birth
certilicates can lie had free of charge,
und complying with this regulation
will be of Importance to ihe child later ou iu lift'. Col. Hrand has also
received    instructions   to    havo   nil
London, March IS.—-The Federation
of British Industries, representing
16,000 manufacturers and 5,000,000,000
pounds capital, is organizing, a great
system of tradtf for the extension of
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federation expects to have a representative in every important centre
ft is also represented In Spain, Denmark, South America and the Near
East.     ■*•■■.*■*
Clarion Call To Canadian
Workers To Effectively
Western   Inter-Provincial Conference At Calgary
Unanimously Decides That Time Has Arrived
For Canadians To Start An Industrial Organization And Committees Have been
Appointed For Th^s Spreading of
Propaganda And   The   Taking -
of A Referendum Vote
Indianapolis, (March 18.—
The policy committee of the
United Mine Workers of
America, meeting here today,
this afternoon adopted three
fundamental principles recommended by International President Frank J. Hayes, around
which will be based the miners" demands to be presented Xo the operators at a conference immediately following
the signing of peace. The recommendations were referred
to a subpolicy committee,
which will work out details of
the demands.
The three principles are:
A six-hour work day five
days a week; a substantial
increase on all existing tonnage, day work, yardage, dead
work prices, and government
ownership of mines,
"The subcommittee after
formulating tlie demands will
call another meeting., of the
policy committee probably
Is Czar Still Alive?
Rome, March 20.—According to an
interview -wlttf Stephanie Turr, a
daughter of a noted Hungarian general, printed in the Giornale I'talia,
the belief still exists that Emperor
Nicholas and his wife, as well as
some of tho Russian grand dukes were
not put to death by "the Bolsheviki.
The interview quotes a conversation between 'Miss Turr and Prince
Obolensky, former captain of the
Russian Royal Imperial Guard, in
which the prince expressed his firm
belief that the Russian * royal family
is still alive fn Northern Russia.
name adopted for the organization of
workers which the Western Inter-Provincial Conference at Calgary last
week decided to form. There was
over two hundred and fifty delegates
in the room when the name was adopted by vote. "Those in favor signify to the usual manner," said Chair-
man   TSillni-i    -anil.' -H-* »■*-■-,
the- the lighting power of* tbe workers and
in its place to form ONE BIG UNION
which realized that an injury to one
was an injury to all and was prepared
for action on that basis.
The Policy Committee
After the ..,maln.. resolutions     mentioned above    had been passed,    a
chorus of "Ayes." Then the contrary
vote was taken and two lone delegates from Edmonton said "Nay."
At the opening of the conference
Dave Rees, vice-president of the
Trades and Labor Congress of Canada, was in the chair. He looked after
the necessary    routine    business of
■pOTt-cy—wjinmiuijB was loniiea wnn re-
presentatives from each- province to
bring in the outline of the proposed
ONE BIG UNION. It was this policy
committee which in the first paragraph of its reported in favor of the
name ONE BIG UNION. There was
one delegate wlio'questioned the wis-
thousand and two thousand dollars
could be raised and that would enable operations. to commence right
away. Some enthusiastic delegates
wanted the amount made much higher and pointed out that the action taken meant severance of international
ties and 'the amounts sent across the
border for International per'canita tax
Ainerican clilzens„re8ldlng in tho dis-! people own ovor tio per cent of tho
trict tile with him in lis ofilce.
Americans are required to mako an
income tax return covering thoir
toltal income without reference to
whether it is earned in Canada or
tho United Stales, but in such return
they are entitled to credit themselves
with Income tax paid, either In the
province or ihu Dominion'.
Single persoim are also untllltxl to
an exemption of fl.OOO and married
personn to nn exemption of $2.M() aud
an additional $200 for each child under eighteen years of age.
Cot, Brand has blrnik forma for ?hi»
purpone: one form for IncnmiM un to
lfi.000 and another for Incomes over
AU American citizens re aid Iim in
thn Fern In consular district un< requested to observe these regulations,
and Consul Brand is prepared to attend to applications as tliey come into
his oflice.
„„, „.      . .--   „    .__     .,.. „„ „„ dom of naming the "child before    it
Wnnflnnncac (\na Klrt» I °IlenSnS -tho convention   and having Wi!* ho™' but.J£*t . great'majority
Tf UUuUUUoUu ViluDlg   delegates seated and. officers elected.! were of the opinion that birth    had
■ * * w ' Beforo vacating the chair to   It.   J. I already taken place and now it   wns
Tallon, vice-president   of the Trades j »"'>" « question of growth.    It   was
and Labor Council, of   Calgary, who .pointed nut, too, that the name itself
was elected by lhe convention.    Mr. | told the whole atory.  Hereafter it was
Rees save a short sketch of the origin i KOposed to have no more division of [
of the convention, the  workers  of ' Canada .into    craft j
lie told of the caucus of western I "»,,)ms  witli  Bcparuto" charters     and;
' :.irs-*4  ol  International  officials      and!
wuro contracts ts-rmlsintliig at various I
Union In Australia?
<P<b*P+4P P^PP-P^^P^P^PP*
(By Scott Nearing)
Allied statesmen, who ar- ■■looking
loi a middle ground between Capitalism and Bolshevism, should heed the
words of Nicholas Tschaikowsky,
president cf North Russia.   "We have
no common ground with the Bolsheviki; there is only one settlement
possible between us; either we prevail over thein, or they prevail over
us." Tschaikowsky is talking sense—
the same sense that Lincoln talked in
1S5S when he said, "No house divided against itself can stand; either
this nation must be all slave or all
free." ' .-••'*
Kurope cannot exist part capitalist
and part Socialist. The issue Js
drawn: the conflict is on. Compromise is futile, because there- can be
no effective compromise between the
spirit of autocracy represented bv
niodtrn capitalism) and the spirit of
democracy represented by the working-
class governments, of Europe.
Kurope will be ruled by the plutocrats or by "the workera. and the
present struggle will continue until a
decision i.« reached. The lino of social'evolution leads inexorably toward
the ultimate victory of thc- workers.
Sydney, N. S. \V.
day less  tliuu  two
-In Australia toper cent of tho
Snturday Night's Smoker — The
grand smoker In tho miners' hull on
Saturday night Is not for miners alone.
k Is open to all. As It Is for lhe purpose of talltlnir over the OVB WO
UNION It Is not expected thst any
wbo do not havo to work for s living
will he present. Thoy msy eome If
thoy wish. Joe Naylor, of Cumber-
lind, II. €,. woll known among his
follow minor* ovtr tho province nnd
now n metier ot the central oonimlttoo
of tbe O. II. ll. will bo prosont and
will answer any questions In regard to
tho big movoment. Thore will be
music and song and refreshments—
In ftet a general good time and the
rooms should bo filled.
continent's private wealth.
And leas than 4 t-l per cent owii "8
per cent,
**Meanwhlle tho number of Australian trades unionists, has within five
years increased froni 43,1,2:: 1 to S-C-l,-
187. This does not Include tho figures
for I!)I8. Conservative estimates
put. the figure today at close on to
These -900,000 workers are about, to
unite In ONK WO UNION. Is is a
coincidence, thoy aro asking themselves, that tho bitterest opponents of
■the "O. 11. L'„" ides an; tho 11-1 per
cent who own 78 per cent of tho
told of the cauciiM of western!
delcgat.inrthaVwii'.s hold during    the
Quebec session of tho Congress and I
of a later meeting in Winnipeg and
tha formation of a committee for the!
purpose of holding a western  Inter-!
provincial conference to discuss how j
the west could be given a de-
greo of consideration in the Canadian
body,   The committee hud aiet with a
number of obstacles but had persevor-!
ed   and   now tho   "child   haN beon
created," said .Mr. Been,   "It will not
do to hold the commltteo responsible
for tho child's actions,"
dates so lhat effective joint    action
wns modo Impossible;
Thn policy committee further n.-
coinmendcd laud thoir recommendations wore unanimously accepted)
that .'hero' should bo for purpu.-iod of
propaganda and the taking of a referendum, voto o central committor of live
meinli'Trf to Im'rhOHon IroHpociive of
geographical boundaries. It will be
the duty of this committed to look
if tor t\:ti preparation of tho niee.-.ii'jj
literature for .circulation ovnr Canada
and arrange for speakers where n.ere*-•■
sary. I'nder tluun will be pruvlnc'-al
coii'iiuiUei'H of Hyc to look after more
thrm hundred and   twenty   aeren
within ono and a h-alf miles of   the
atutlon of Utndlreck; all fenced and
Improved with a cosey nnd eomfort.       ..
able house and ono of tho finest barns lowing resolution:
In tho district; nn Ideal barn for dairy 1
purposes, tho   llrst story   being   ull j
stone snd cement: Iho second story all |
nniohed in grain bins and mow*; uiii
abnndan-CT* of water. In springs   audi
running stiwnms. '
Thero are hen houses, -two garage* j
and other buildings. The implement
on this plaeo aro worth neatly as tniteh
as wo are asking for the Ranch, seven
thousand dollars on easy terms. This
ia a real dairy ranch and thia Is an
aareptional opportunity for a man who
understands the dairy twinens.
A. M. r>R.V8MOBB
3241 lundbreck. Alberta.
A Precocious Child
! It proved to bo a preeocloun child. It
jnhowed no.Inclination to have any-
! thing to do with the purpose for which ! locttl details.
j It was created and had an utter ills- j The policy committee's report, as
j regard for things legislative, such us i follows, wen taken np section by Hectare the property of the Trade* and:||0n an,j af »,r vor>. nttl<; aelnu* was
Ubor Congren»fiH, It alwayR<r<i | ,,BgS0(j t,v unanimous vote, followed by
ito the ocho any dontinclntlon of ih« vigorous applause:
j "gas houseB'* at Ottawa nnd the provincial capital". Just by way of getting
placed   on   a   solid   superstructure
snoum be available.
Delegates. Pritchard     (Vancouver),
however, pretty accurately sized    up
the general opinion in a remark   that
they were losing sight of-the fact'that
if they adopted more than a 2-cent tax
the funds of some of the various locals
would not be In a position to iinmed-1
lately respond, and much time would j
he  wasted  in  collecting the amount*
from the individual membei'H.   Their i
object, he said, wa.s to placo tho "eon-1
tral committee" in a position to com-!
monco-operation;] right away, j
Delegate Aruvittrong nvjnniji.%'1.!
thought tno amount proposed was*
"ridluilous." If he had moved tlie re-1
solution he said he would have uicii- i
lioncd at least 2.X', They nmst'bo in a i
pn-iition to .mept their "enemies.'' It1
they were going to boner conditions;
it was nociiBsurlly that ,they ahould b(*\
in a position tiiianciaUy to start '<
Another Levy Feasible '
Mr. rritrhard stated that after the|
propaganda work had been started i
it would bo a very easy matter to:
make another levy if Die referendum;
carried, ile Insisted that the prime1
;-.. ecus)!;-' wa-*] to ;;ct the work started
riRht n'way, and that would be brought*
about by adopting the rccommrnda-*
'ion of thi. policy louiiuitii-a,
Tlie "Romanoffs have gone. The Hapsburgs liave gone. The
Ilohenzollei-iis have gone. 'Dynastic wars have irone forever—no
sane liiau doubts it. But the Jingoes urge that there still may bo
wars of croinhiereial aggression, for which they want to harness up
bur a huge• militaristic machine. Khali we permit it? Or
are we done with wars for gooil?
parliamentary machinery, this convention e.\-pro8.*i*'K Its cpi'n convlctiuii that
the syMont, of !nd:n:ri:il Soviet control by s'lci'tinii »,f .a'priVTitatlvCK
from iudustrie*-; Is more ollicieni and
of greater political value than the
pji-'-sfiii   form  ut   gDUTiiment.'"
•I.- Johns of Winnipeg with 201 votes;
•foe Knight, of Edmonton 17<] votes:
V. Jt. Miflgley of Vancouver'IBI votes,
and Joe Naylor of .Cumberland, J5. (!.,
I»)l  votes.
Provincial committees of five, elected by the delegates of each province,
will eonduet the organization in each
proviiUT.   The Alberta committee   la j „ -----
cempoMcd of I). Mcyabli or Loth- ,.., , s"PPr-",'i Bolsheviki
lirldge, Carl Berg of i.-Mmoiitoi;, .Wil-1 '*" ," »'i-sii.v(.d, i.ii'.r th
linn Koling, lirule: Mr.-,. Come'and 11'1",0 ,!''''"''"' V' . ":l m'fir'1
\V. Marshal! of Calgnrv. Iin fu" :",U,J :"'1*1 ^inpaihy
The   I!.   C.  commit:<•«   Is   in      fob I j1""'H.  :"1!1   P»iri»"--''s   <si
lows:  ,i. KaVHiiaugh, Vaucotiver;   Mc-! ,!",lsl,,'V!k :il,«1 'ierniun
Mtiriihv. Westmiiiriter; J. Taylor, Vic! voluiloi..-. and. t>*
lorla:   McDonnell,     Vancouvor     nnd I'•lial   w" di.-mai '
t'ottrel!, Vnneouvcr.
It passed by unanimous voto tho fol-
"Realizing that the alma and object of the tabor Movement should
Tbe Following Lines Will Be Cleared (ht Regardless Of Cost As We Will Not
Carry Them Again
Service Trtyt, Wood; Chlnaware, ConiUUnj of
Plates; Te* Sett, Cups And Saucers, Chocolate
Sets, Nut Bowis, Bonbons and Vasea Carvinf
Sats, Dolls, Electric Fixtures and Table Lamps
Headquarters fer the Bronswick Phonograph
Store Op«t»s At Hooa
e the tmprevlna of V*t social and
eeonomle conditions of soelsty,
and the working class In particular, and whereas the present system of production for profit, and
the Institutions resulting therefrom prevent thle being achieved,
be It therefore resolved that the
alme ef Labor as represented by
thle convention, are the abolition
ef the present system of production for profit, and the substitution
therefor   of   production for use,
!   snd that a system ef propaganda
|   te thit end he carried out.**
This was adopt**-) wlthwnt mwh 4*-
Th« following resolution was then
introduced by J. Kavanattb, chairman
; of the commtttf-o on resolutions, an ft
t substitute for any resolutions doeling,
•with Industrial organisation:
"ReeelveA that thl* convention
I recommend to ita affiliated mem.
befihtps,. the severanea ef their
•tmiattoft with their International
1 , „,. mm1m.,*1. 99      9 9*      it*?,*      *•???      I" *
I   taken *e Verm an Industrie! a*
nitottom nt an wetaere, and ae
irther reeeived thot o nttnolor
letter e^lli»l*»i ■ probeWe pine gf
ergantaatiesi Im twit owl le tito
vaHouo effanlaatlona and that •
totomomm om the «ueetlen ke
torno a» wto nmm vmm mm \t*mt*
-  * - ■-"■»■- -   b«  ^^l^mMAtLbm%   *te   -Hui
mmo Canadian mcw+crshlo,
kaliet relume tt he mmm**
ttm Pott AiAm m tht #Mdltt
line between ttet nnt weet-
ui-^d   AAmmn*^  ■kju^tb*-**.^ttj|^^up
www mnttf rtmm*w**m*m
Ahoet rnnooit   rosotisthnsa   In »U
fHcoto   nt   smwvwiMi •■t   were
ftnrmt In th* hnndn mt tti# fmmomwttm*
poOooAmoo,  ^wt^ wtwi ontm ptpottMO
'tt tbt toooopbto, ttt
eve oewi -oiiww »wrw wr wy ni» fisr
^jn^^^m^jn tj^^ ttfkm ^uopptmmA^mA%^t^p ^
AI^^A^JtrA^A   mj   pt-*^w "t^f^w*-^Wn
tb Mit thitf boon by tbt ■eemrtm-
Uet waa the dtetaratlon tbat tbt ttaee
"1.-—We recommend tho nams
of the propeied organisation be
"The One Big Union."
"2.—W. recommend the conference elect a committee of five
Irrespective of guographtefl location for thn purpose of carrying
out the necessary propaganda to
make the referendum a success.
"t*—We further recommend
that delegates frem each province
meet and elect a committee of
five te work In conjunction with
the central committee In carrying
on the neceeasry propsganda to
accomplish the wiehea of the convention.
'V-We recommend the drafting and Issuing ef the referendum
he left to the 'central committee,'
also receiving and publishing return tf the vote.
"tr—ln the opinion ef the committee it will be necessary in establishing an industrial form ef
organisation te work through the
tainting trades council and die-
trict beards, and no definite plan
of organisation he submitted until
after the referendum has heen
«»    "rv» *.«««««t»*»»* e„*i*a* »•
eemmend that after the retonte
et tne veto are receive* me central committee' call « confervace
tf retreeentatlvee tf tredee noon-
cite tnd tfKtrtet teerde ft perfect
tbe plane ef organisation! basic
of referendum ef affiliated mem-
omnmp m ***** nt mm tm lm *****
dilt-tte. tver MX» two doto+otsa,
over tbjm Aim dote-gatee. *
>7^.We weemmend thtt an ap-
ptat bt mete tt tht trades eeun-
tnt tod dletrlet hoards fer tbt
^^^^k^i ^p ^^^^ ^tprnp/bp* o^mJA tbUL
WmfWwm% Wt  fWW WPfw  ppr  tmwmw
bor otmtotot tt ftntMt tbt edo-
eetieeiel ttrnpaifn ttr the inaugurate tt The One Bit Unien.'
' The Pie Counter.
j    Anothor tlclPKiito at tho hru-k of tli**!
jhnll li«d 11 stout thrum nl officials of:
'Ihn IntoriiHliii'titilN.   "\V»» iion'1 want a
ibitf fuiid,'' said  thl*    nn«'nk*-r,  "uny
tnttn* thnn  wc wnti'  our repr* «on'u
! tlvofi with th-nlr foet nlwayw under tho j
;pl«» rouni-er."   The contentful! uf tHU
'■ il«*l«Kftt«» was thai hlslory prnvtiil tiuii
|rII big movomonlK went nhftad noi ow-!
j Ing t" 'nrK«J funrtn but lack of fund*, j
Th*-    r.^omm«>nd«llon.    ami    !.*'.»;!
j v. Iiolti nt the fommittee'a rt'comnumd-
1»Mnn aftK-r ti UMl-i- furth-r <U*.j<v.   '.•:,,
! wan H'loptotf.
' Freedom of Speech
Th« iiuostlon of fr«»dom of npii*cii j
was noxt dealt with.   The r<-«olutioii
of tho ■fommittoo road: \
"Whereas a general censorship   i
has  been  Instituted egainst the
]   freedom ef apee-ch, press, end as-
j   eembiy, thia convention demands
|   that thia be  Immediately lifted   \
and that all political prleoners he    '
j    released: and that a referendum
I    esklng for a general strike   be
| tn thn dlewslon whlrh fnltowo.| it f
, ttnt. «ti«ietii lhal ihf »plftl ol llw- *%m* •
]t*ren*m was for ijultk an4 drastic ac ;
l tion. A proposal tbat a Ron#rai »inKu .
] should bo or«mnls«d within thirty 4am*,
I it ih* wmwrnhlp han* w^r-f noi llfti'd
j and political prlsonura fri.»;J man,
\pivoted- with (r«»nora! appl«ns<», Tho]
chairman of tho resolutions coramli-1
I if>n> httw*r**r imim*4 tmt thnt *h<« •
■ reoomtlon prottdint that them should jl
1*1; W ,V«U Aw,*.'  iini   Ai,'..'.' * £t '■■■4*J    IUM,}, .
Soni*)'    of    ihf   other    resolutions
jiiiHSfd- all 01' ilit'iu uniAiiIiuouHly and
wilh f-iithnxlH'im WIT** it* follows:
Proletarian Oictntorship
"That iIiIh con volition tfedarttf Ha
full ni'C,.|)tfttiee of ll),> prinfit)!" of
•lirolciarlaii <H<itiitorHlil)i' uh IimIiil- nl>
soluto nnd I'llloi-f'iit tor the transform-
muni ol e.i|uialihtie privato jiroiHTty
»o cumimiiiftl weulth. nnd thnl frat<-r-
mil Kri'i'thi-Ks lm Kent to the llu*.
shin Soviet Kfivernment, thn Spar'.i.
«'»i»H In -tliirmnny, and nil dflftniio
v.orkliin; clasu nnneineittM in Wiiroji *
and tho world, rcco-xnlsinit they hav«
won flrsl pi-re in the Hiuory o*    tli«*i
< luhM N.truRKlo," I
Favor Soviets i
\V||er<?»K. holding the belief III    thc j
nl'lmatx  supwmnev  of the   wnrkinu'
class in mattor* economic and poll-1
ilea), and that the llRht of modern
d.-velojisn'-ltN   hnve   proved   that   th«»
lerlllnnite aspirations of tb« lalior
movcinitnt er* repeatedly obstructed
hy ih« t-tifttinp |Killii<sl fornw, cl«»nr-
1> t.t.ow tho capliallitk tuluie uf tht*
■i confer-
aa beiiiK
wiili thu
Wl'-'    ItUHHlltll
Siutrmeiin v-
ii further rcmilved,
iinillediiUe A.'ili-
(int*.uil oi nil .Xllleti troops from
llussiii, nnd, turilier, :lia( Ibis con-
fcrctue i.i in favor of cnlllni? a R-en-
oral Htrlko on June I tdiould tho
Allies perniMt in their attempt to
wiibdraw the Hoviet administration
ia liu.tfiiu or (iennaii), or in uny (ithor
comnry in whlrh this in or mny l»
•orinfoll&hcd, nnd that a i»y»ttcm of
IiiopaMaiiifa lie luinied out aint that it
.ri.ftri.udujii  i«itt; bo talwm."
Immigration Decision
"That the interoMiK of ull members
of the VMirkiiiH clatw hninK idofttkal,
thnt this body of workers rtjcounlsea
no alien but tho r.i|>i iitut; ul«o that
we are opposed to any wholenalo im-
mlaratlon of workrrn from various
purtM of (be world ami who would
lw» brouKbt hero al Iho leinient of tho
rnllnK class."
Sis-Hour Ony Resolution
Tne rcnoliitmn that was adopted at
the cf»nv«ntlnn of iho Hrltl*h Coltim-
bin   t-Y-ftcratkm  of   l.alwr. demsisdlnp
a six-hour work day, flvo days    a
, week, to conic Into effect on Juno 1
| this yoar, wss adopted by th* umfer.
i cura ta Ith ai-UiMitatioii.
Saturday Specials
Dried Green Peas, fresh from grower, 2 Ib.   $ 35
by inn* tint, called   for » general
strike tnd bt aocgaettd that tho do*
< meads  might    be  combined.       He
farther soaestod that an Immediate
tolefram he sent tn Ottawa twjnalnt-
of'the eonfareneo.   This was 4ob#.
Tbe IbBttttiote m oonm tot mcch
tntetl ahllltr prtnmt Tbe IMatnet
Ledcer froea eonUnilMt tbt report ae
felly as It night bt ftve*. Tbo n C.
fWerallonlst proposes tt print a com-
flttt flfttt Mi aro w-MM Mvfae oor
random to at on** wrf*e to the n r
foooromtmt. Ubor Tamlt. Vsacoe-
vor. ft C. te make tore that tbey «st
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■M-Mbtttbtp repeeeeerted ftt tbt top
rytm tw tbt faltla! prapagatde tbt
toeseaUteo a*l4 thai ws tho heata   ol
Tbe WKMrtttet Pt trete tmm ««t
tbt tttttityy petpwttdt tt Mine
tbt si i sn of tbt refefewrwt te tbt
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Canned Tomatoes, 2 l-2s.» 5 tins
French Peas, Extra Fine
Quality Pears, 2 l-2s„ per tin
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UiU-ti Mw-^C 4 *%*.***) «uu tato**, Otuett*
Bktk Butkb, 2b.
Jameson's Dutch Cocoa, l-2r
Libby's Prepared Mustard, glass
Visitors Soap, 5 cakes to box
K&spt9S Srss. Oat Cakes, per v&dks*gi
Burns' Short Bread, per tin
Loganberry J»m. 4s.      •        -
Pure Maple Syrup, gals  •
Pure Maple Syrup, 12 gals
Good Peed Wheat, per sack
Barley Chop, per tack
loeorportttd 1907
CsMd* Food Beard Lktace NtUM
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The Calgary Convention
■Vontinuoil from last \v cole's
SPECIAL  ABSOLUTION   NO.  57,  submitted by  Local  No.
bi-ja  Inteniiitioiial   Union  ot   Steam  and  Operating  Engineers,
Drumheller, Alberta:
; The Boilers Act, Section 38 A-l—Every engineer or fireman
shall, during the continuance of his certificate, register his name,
liosi oflice, address with the Department, and remit the regis-
. tration fee on, or before tlie First day of January in the
year 19:10, and of each year thereafter, and any engineer who
fails to do so shall not conr. „e in charge oi a boiler. PROVIDING, however that an engineer holding a Final Traction
Certificate is the owner of a traction or portable boiler, he
may continue to operaie his own boiler for agricultural purposes without complying with the Provisions of this Section.
To   the   Sixteenth   Annual   Convention  of   the,  United   Mine
Workers of America.
Whereas the above, section of the Act compels one class
of labor to be under the expense and trouble of registering
and exempts another class from this expense and trouble, thus
allowing them to compete on the labor market witli an unfair
Resolved  that  this  Local  of the Engineers'  Organization
ask this Convention here assembled to pass a resolution asking
for the following clause to "be struck off from Section 38 A-l:
"Providing,   however,   that   an   engineer   holding   a   Final
Traction Certificate is the owner of a traction or* portable boiler,
he may continue to operate his own boiler for agricultural purposes without complying with the provisions of this Section."
■REPOPT  OF  COMMITTEE:   We concur and  recommend   that
same be dealt iwith by Legislative Committee.
SPECIAL RESOLUTION NO. 58, submitted by Local No.
693, International Union of Steam and Operating Engineers,
Drumheller, Alberta:
The Boilers Act, Section 38 A-4—It shall be the duty of
every stationary engineer or fireman who assumes charge of,
or vacates his position to notify the Department and the District Inspector, stating the particulars of bis appointment or
reasons for vacating the position. Any failure to comply with
this provision shall be suspension of his -certificate,
for euch period as the Minister may determine.
To the Sixteenth Annual Convention Assembled, United Mine
Workers of America.
Whereas the above section of the Boilers Act gives the
employers the chance they so much desire in black-listing any
one opposed to their methods, by discharging him and compelling him to record same, that we, the Engineers, hereby
ask your co-operation with us in protesting against such an
unfair clause and ask that it be changed to read;
"It shall be the duty of every stationary engineer or fireman
who assumes charge or vacates his position to notify the De-,
partment.   Any failure to comply with this provision shall be
punishable by suspension of his certificate, for such period as
the Minister may determine."
MOVED and Seconded the adoption.
CARRIED.   ',''■■
SPECIAL RESOLUTION NO.' 69, submitted by Local No.
693, International Union of Steam and Operating Engineers,
Drumheller, Alberta: .    **   ■ ■-. "a -:y.
'~^~BTOe!T'SI!t7^MUon 4lTT5ub-Section 4—No person shall be
eligible for examination as an engineer or fireman, unless .he
is a British subject, or has resided In Canada for at least
one year Immediately preceding tbe date of application.
To tho Convention Here Assembled:
We, the Engineers, feel that Inasmuch as employers can
obtain permits for most anyone that the above is a very
autocratic clause and ask your support in getting It changed
to read:
"No porson shall be eligible for a permit as an engineer
or fireman unless ho is a British subject, or has resided In
Canada for at least one year Immediately preceding the date
ot application."
REPORT OF COMMITTEE: This matter has already been dealt
with and requires no comment.
MOVED and Seconded the adoption,
Special Resolution No. 55 (Seo Pages .1 and 4, Proceedings
Fifth Day):
RBPOHT- OF COMMITTEE: Vour Committee concur In this
resolution with tbe following changes: Wo recommend tbe deletion
of the word "alien" ln the last paragraph and substitute "any", aame
would then read: "And not in tbe Interests of any corporation,"
MOVED and Seconded the adoption.
Special Resolution No. 30 (See Page 6, Proceedings Fourth Day) :
REPORT OP COMMITTEE: The recommendation submitted on
this Resolution waa referred back to the Committee tor further
consideration. We therefore now concur In aame with the esceptlon
that In the laat paragraph of our former recommendation (See
Page 6, Proceedings Fourth Day), that the word "mine" be deleted,
MOVED and Seconded the adoption,
Chairman Potter then announced that this completed the Report
of tho Committee.
MOVED McNab-Seconded Berford:  That tha Report of the
Resolution Commltteo aa amended be adopted as a -whole.
Report of Appeals and Grievance Commttee:
Appeal No. 1, submitted by Bellovue Local Union No. 481:
Chairman Appeals and Grievances Committee.
Dev Sir and Brother;
We seek your kindly consideration for one of our membera
who hu been off work for over two years. We have previously
appealed to tho District Officers and the District Executive Board,
but to far we have failed to get any relief.
This Brother, 3. Conner, waa Injured in the mine January
2?th, HIT. He has a wife and threo children dependent upon him.
Ills income for almost the whole of that time was 140.00 por month,
plus dm my, We sent him to Mayo Brothers in May, 1617. ll
cost tUriiti.ti®, it has become necessary to send him again. The
cost will ito nbout tbe aame. The coal company gave us llOO.Ofl
towards It  An assessment netted 1450.00,
ll.,* Ut,*. tiut in,:ii our oniy caso. Toe year 1»1» Meg a very
disastrous on* f«r u». (mr IMi«r«h» to lh* I'trnv-pntlon *'•!' h* iti
a position to jrtv«> win nil details.
TniKtlnjr that we m»h.!! r<wlve more kindly consideration at
your bands tlmi* |*n »l»ui.i) mt-tved. With best wishes for a sue
cuss fit I and liiirii>.)iii<ju« t'niivcrj'i'in,
Krulcmaliv   V'mira.
JOHN UHOOKi*. tieeratary.
i.mii.u   >n   *.yi.*i.,iti m'„i..   'mui «.t.!itsntii*A r*-rominfnd (Hal a
Krsitii mi ti„nnui» t*-*it*i un- liotnrt I'xtfuit i»* t*;Vf»n Brother J. Conner,
ly*".'-!',?)? I'-fy *■/,■■  i •■!      A*~',i* :,..;   a *...,.,..,.> „.,,iiu i,,m {,,( i,*h»i,
MOVED and Scrondi-d tlio adoption.
Ij<4<-j.-.4i«.* 1*><:!. ■*;■«< .mil l(i|.*n,ni:.-)« .1  ..'.:it.<  •'• *«-r l itMt .***,
mit'fd ton oHatm in -mnnrfnnn with thit awn! on*! I'ltalriuan of
CommlU*-"' M*f'N'il> i>.4\-mu-t-'i »!;«- fiiwons -vK'- i)n* ''<*-.,*':■.y•*■*,* broagh*
•In   thi*    r-rrcicim-tidnti-nti.      li«,-:«-jr:iv-i»    r..i.ti':;.ltr,.    Mi'ii***:* ;\n.   PolU>r,
U l .li.Ji! •'!'*,
Su?riitr, HaH'tti, J.ii-i--.
Poarock. wb#n it wm
MOVED  Hnsnar Httrondeil   Marshall  na  a   gvlifi'tiw;  «»?■"«»
f >»**•*     Ul«>     ,l,»j«il'l      .."ill      l.iiU'.m       ItHitl     i    I'l-   'tl      •'■       '.'-Itt       ...     ,HI      |„l if.•
rnlona In the IMstrlct
i "Alt l: l KU nifga. chairman,
Appt-A Sa. 2:
!-)K't<>IJ"J'H*M .N'o 2, swhn.iMHI by Mir»i*-i !.>>' i> V.   :':W
in <:>Mk«rs mod UeWmntm Amemhied la ti.* *•:,*«*-.•.?.-h .-»?,«>«,,!
■t'imwntion, Witiri'Cl I*. U»lt«d Sim* Vtoihetn ni Am^K*
XjrtPttri fry
ltt*$t*1vHI, that w* ttitmpprore ot the d**Mt*o ot lb** Ev-ni\rt*
tkmrdl ia umaoclioa witli tl»« Mfcliw-k Appeal <-'<***:
Further resolved, that this case come before the coming
Convention so that all Delegates may know the. merits of
demerits of our appeal.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE: Your Committee recommend that
the District Executive Board be sustained In their action in refusing
liability in the Michel case seeing that Michel Local Union assumed
the responsibility in defending the case. Your Committee believes
that all Local Unions that assume responsibility for conducting their
own cases should bear the expenses of same.
MOVED and Seconded the adoption. .    •
Delegate Beard reviewed this case presenting all details in connection therewith.
Vice-President   Christopher   interjected,   Seconded   by   Delegate
Susnar  that  iMrs.   McWilliams  who  was   present be  extended   the
courtesy to address the Convention briefly.
. •*.
Mrs. McWilliams interested the delegation in an address relative
to proposed legislation concerning Mothers' Pensions.    This matter,
by regulation motion was referred to the Resolution Committee to
brins m a suitable recommendation for the Convention.
Discussion ■ on the Michel appeal was then resumed and on the
vote being taken on the recommendation of the Committee same was
MOVED Chairman of Committee McNab—Seconded Susnar: The
adoption of the Committee's Report as amended as a whole.
Report of Committee on Officers' Reports continued.
International Organizer Irvine, chairman.
Delegate Susnar, at this juncture stated his objection on account
of having been misquoted in the Calgary Herald and he was assured
that the correction would be mado.
The matter.of reconsideration of tlie Cost of Living Commission
scheme was then debated.    Delegate Potter stated* his reason for
re-introducing this matter, and replies were made by Cost of Living
Commissioner Wheatley and Delegates Berford and Cacchioni. International Board Member Livett opposed this method as did International
Organizer Irvlno at considerable length. Debate was closed upon it
MOVED  McRoberts—Seconded:   THAT  the  matter  re  Cost of
Living Commission and continuation of same with fixed minimum
schedule be deferred until this matter would be dealt with when
the  report of the  Scale Committee was  before  the Convention.
Re President's Report and section therein dealing with District
REPORT OF COMMITTEE: We recommend that this matter be
turned over to the Executive Board to be dealt with.
MOVED and! Seconded the adoption. .
The Chair advised the .Committee that this matter was of a
Constitutional nature, same was not in order. Upon agreement,
however, the recommendation was altered to read:
"That this matter be referred to the Constitution Committee."
MOVED McRoberts—Seconded Susnar: THAT the report of the
Committee on Officers' Reports as amended as a whole be adopted.
CARRIED. .'*'.
Report of Constitution Committee:
-Chairman of Committee Livett announced that the Committee
was able to make only a partial report,
Breamble—No change. *
Article 1, Section 1—No change.
Article 1, Section 2—No change.
Article 1, Section 3—No change.
Article 1, Section 3—No change.
Article 1, Section 4—No change.
Article 1, Section 5—No change.
Article 1, Section 6—No change.
Article 1, Section 7—No change.
Article 2—No change.
Article 3, Section 1—First paragraph: Recommendation -of Committee: That the word "six" be deleted therefrom and the word
"seven" substituted therefor.
MOVED and Seconded the adoption.
Article 3, Section 1—Paragraphs 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6*-No change.
Article 3, Section 1—Paragraph   7:    Recommendation   of   Committee:   Amended to read, "Sub-district No. <$:  Local Unions Brule,
Pocahontas, Bedson and all mines on Coalspur branch."
, MOVED and Seconded the adoption.
Article 3, Section l—Paragraph 8: Recommendation of Com.
mittee: Insertion of new paragraph as follows: "Sub-dlstrlct No. 7:
Local Unions in Edmonton, Cardiff and Evansburgh Districts."
MOVED and Seconded the adoption.
Article 3, Section 1, Paragraphs 9 and 10—No change.
Article 3,'Section 1, Paragraph  11—Recommendation of Committee: Tbat the word "one" be deleted therefrom and the word
"two" substituted therefore.
MOVED and Seconded Uie adoption.
Article 3, Section 2—No change.
Article 3, Section 3. Amendment No. 1, submitted by Blairmore
Ijoeal Union No. 21«8—Strike out after organiser, in oecond line,
down to two montha, in third line.
Recommendation of Committee: Your Committee nonconcur In
the above resolution and recommend in the second Une, after the
word "attend" the words "all locals" be inserted.
MOVED and Seconded the adoption.
Article S, 8ectlon 3, Second Paragraph, Amendment No. i. sub-
mltted by Blairmore Local Union No. 21«3—Sthlke out after the word
District, in second last line, re working buttons.
Reoommendstion of Committee: Your Committee noneoneur and
recomtnend no chaste.
MOVED and Seconded the adoption.
Article I, Beetlon «—Recommendation ot Committee: Ws recom-
mend on ths seventh lino that the words "Ths Convention" ht deleted
therefrori and tht word "ballot" <ht Inserted therefor, aad on tht
ninth line that tht word "annual" ht deleted therefrom.
MOVED and Seconded the adoption.
Article S, Section 4—-Ko change.
Article I, Section 7—No change.
Article 3, Section 9, Amendment No. 10, submitted by Miohel
Ixwal Union No. 2334-Delele the words "Local Union" and Insert
Roeommendation of Committee: We nonconcur and recommend
no ohange.
MOVED and Seconded the adoption.
Arttelt) 3. Section 10 Itecoramendation of Commute*: We roeotn-
ro-pwl tlif deletion of the wor-a "year" In thu second line, and thu
iiisnrtlon of th« word "icrm" tli*nr*»!ar.
MOVO) and rteconde4 lhe ftdotrtton,
Artleli. 3. Hoetlon it. Amendment V* **.* *«ibmltte,l bv Hint-mow
lAX-itl t,m<m .No. ai*;t—Add tbt* mordn "with pnr" In «f*eond line.
Itecfliiimendatlon of t'ommlttee:  Your Committee noneoneur In
.tiimitSniirit:. ,\*t. Ii. I»«i i««tiir in Anwndmeqt No. A, vis., tnai «««
words "with pay" in* added lo ihi* »«fll«n
MOVKfi «,**d «J#-*f»Mi--i tH*. -,.-)-,.*.i**,«
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A.'itile  t. iM-etion  1    Iterottitneitda
nf third x.anernph w<*> Tre*«?n(n*nd th"
Mil .iH Lo-j',tt t't,Sn,y**y.
i<»n «>*' t'tm-n-ilttt't-:   it, U»t  l!ri*»
M-b'iou i.f tV-  fi«in*-. *'i:;«-
therefrom .".rid tty? in*f-rtbin of th*** v,.'trij* "minimum r«»«srsM*t ***e*f>.."
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International Headquarters Tuesday, March 18th.
(Sighed) FRANK J. HAYES.
Adjournment  was   taken   at  5.05   p.m.,   until  9   a.m.,   Tuesday,
February 25th, 1919.
President Biggs called the Convention to order at 9.05 a.m. Absentees recorded on tho roll call were Delegates Beard and R. D.
MOVED Susnar—Seconded Christophers:   THAT the Convention
go into Executive Session.
9.10 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.
Report of Resolutions Committee continued:
Whereas the time has arrived when the women of Canada
must be recognized as a valuable asset of the Dominion and
no provision is made for them by thc Dominion;
Therefore be it resolved that this Convention of District IS,
U.M.W. of A., go on record demanding of the Dominion of
Canada that all married women and children should be paid a
monthly salary by the Dominion of Canada;0
And be it further resolved that all children born shall have
a monthly allowance paid to the mother for the keep of the
child until said child is 16 years of age if a boy and 17 years
of age for a girl;
And be it further resolved that the amount to be paid shall
be $50 for a worann, $10 for a child up to 10 years of age and
$12.50 per month up to 16 or 17 yeays of age;
And be it further resolved that this demand be forwarded
to the Premier, the Minister of Labor and the President of the
Trades and Labor Council of Canada.
MOVED Potter—Seconded Berford the adoption.
This resolution was discussed at some length, some of the delegates considering same to appear somewhat ridiculous.
Moved McNab—Seconded, as an amendment: THAT this Convention go on record in favor of Mothers'' Pensions, and also that this
endorsation be drafted ip the form of a resolution and forwarded to
the Executive of the Dominion Trades Congress for consideration at
the next session of that organization. Further discussion on the
amendment and the resolution followed, during which a clearer interpretation of the original, resolution was given.
A show of hands vote on the McNab amendment resulted:
The Chair thereupon declared *'the amendment LOST :
A viv& voce vote on the recommendation of the committee re
Resolution No. 59 resulted in same being
CARRIED. , .;-
Report of Constitution Committee continued;
Re Article 4, Section 1.
first paragraph we recommend the deletion of the figures "$2.60"
therefrom and the insertion of the words "minimum contract wage?"
Delegates Basetti, Cacchioni, Hopkins, Davis, Peacock, ■ Keen,
Potter, Rees, McNab, Payne, Wheatley and others discussed this at
length. The motion to adopt the recommendation of the committee was
Article 4* Section. 1, Paragraph 2.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE: We recommend that this paragraph
be numbered Section 2.
MOVED and seconded the adoption.
Article 4, Section 2 (new Section 3).
REPORT OF COMMITTEE: Amend to read: After the word
"pay," in fourth line, add the words "the regular initiation fee."
MOVED and seconded the adoptionL  .	
Miners Notice
Keep away from Hillcrest, as
wo have too many miners on what
is termed the spare link—that is
men that have not regular employment.
Secretary Hillcrest Local Union,
. U, M. W. of A., No. 1058.
The  eamp  of  Pocahontas    requires the services   of a doctor.
For further particulars write,
Local Union No. 3170, U. M. W.
:   of a.   .."■..-
A duly qualified M.D, for Hillcrest, Alberta. For further particulars apply to
Frank Lote,
Sec'y Local Union 1058, Hillcrest,
27-41 Alberta •
Article 4, Section 3 (now Section 4).
REPORT OF COMMITTEE:   We recommend no chango.
Article 4, Section 4 (now Section 5), Amendment No. 12, submitted by Michel Local Union, No. 2334—Delete the whole section
and insert: "The amount of 20 cents per member per month be retained by all Local Unions for defence purposes."
REPORT OF COMMITTEE:    Your committee non-concur in
Amendment No. 12 and recommend no change.
MOVED and seconded the adoption.
Some discussion followed in thia connection when the question
was called, and on a vive voce vote the recommendation of the committee was declared
Several delegates immediately voiced their objection that an intelligent vote on this section had -not been takrti, and the Chair
thereupon permitted the matter to be reconsidered.
MOVED Smith—Seconded, bb an amendment to the recommendation, that the section bc struck out of the Constitution and thc
amount of 20 cents per month therein specified for Defence Fund
purposes be added to tho per capita tax. The amendment was discussed, as also was this section, particular reference being made to
the disposition of the Defence Fund.'
The amendment on being put to a vote was LOST.
The recommendatoln of the committee on being put to a voto wn*
Article 4, Section 5 (now Section 6). Amendment No. 13, submitted by Michel Local Union, No. 2334—Delete the words "thirty
days" and insert "fourteen days."
REPORT OF COMMITTEE: Your committee non-concur in
Amendment No. 13 and recommend no change.
MOVED and seconded the adoption.
Article 4, Section 0 (now Section 7)—No chango.
Article 4. Soctlon 7 (new Section 8)—No change.
Article 5, Section 1, Amendment No. 4, submittod by Blairmore
Local Union, No. S16S—Pretldeot's salary, $200 ptr month; Vice-
President, |17ft por monthi 8oc»Ury-Trea«urer, |175 por month;
District Orgaalsera, $180 per month.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE: Your commitUw concur, and ia
lint with tht action of tht Convention, wt recommend Article 6, Section 1, bt amended to read: President's salary, 1200 ptr month; Viet*
President's salary, $17S ptr month; Sterttary-Trtararer't salary,
im ptr month, mid all legitimate expense*. Wt alta tttk to amend
in the second paragraph tht salaries of District Organisers thait bo
I1S0 per month and legitimate expenses.
MOVED and eeconded the adoption.
Discussion waa oponod on this matter hy Delegate Potter, who
was followed by Delegates Eastham, Hopkins, Johnston. ti*rtorn\ Rm-
etti, Beard and Wheatley.
MOVED Potter-Seconded Pnynt; THAT the salary of the District President shall bo ***». and all other District Officers, Including
Vice* President, Socretary-Twueorer and Dittrict Orgnnirrw tn bo
117*5 each and lejriUnute expend**, A viv* ror* vnti* wn* taken on
this amendment, the Chair, however, expressing doubt aa to thf re-
e,,!t  ***-t1   t-t*t**trt**trti1   ».   -■•!•»,-'■.»»'   r* *,.,,*,,■» (        ,  * * 9     *    . *     *
wnt bv fl f»(w-»M»*«iW<> ■n-mWi**'" Tl *-*. m...i|. *\*,, ,v*<:, ; • -* .
ammrimmt 1-0-PT.
A voto on the re«immenilatktn of llw* commit Iff foHi»rH- whMli
ilie Chair al«» declared I/)ST.
Adjotimmpnt was tahen at 12.08 until t.Sft p.m.
rri-M-fk-a! ti'tKga oa-Urtt tbe Convention to onkr at tM p.m. On
tbe roll i-,-:'< a perfect alf■J*■lMIanc^, wns rwomW.
Tlw* r'*h-iiriw!i announced, in nrrordancr with th* dtvl-itan «»f tht*
t'*'>i\i*otl<in. in rej»»clinp th* otwnd*m<»nt % I'-'f-jtalc JVttt-r and th**?
.-.: ,»f)!;Bi<j*!(';ii;<.tt »f ikt* CW-nituiinn Committer, re Artiei** it, £-K!lon
!.   :S*    tlf-f1   Tlt*.\~i**-i<-t*t   afflfliOO,   thf***/,   Wff*   rt'-it'-'ftf  h.-*'.1«*   f ■*,;•■   *'";■<     -•*':    1
l>'-'«-j-»i*tU» i*;imm itutn-fdiatriy po*:itcd on'., in rcntotiixlty %i5l** il*
for,*.**. ,),,-'.-.1., ," -v.. r,„--,-i .'-..,  ,.*»..   » f-j-.-'u ;:,    ,.^	
i.-i'i in !''!/;. 1, i> i,\ i'l thc \w-f4'n:*,tlriU ta in-i-f*****1 th*' *%l»nt-% of
tbt* fIflVfw, t.Hnl ib*"*" x*'j*t A,*retort- r>:f-f»r.:-.'•■ Ar \}%\ Set*'".nr, 7: **A'-
id br* ransaicnt.,
jjil'Vrill )i<S*.*~-$**xiiirA h-utmnr:   "litAt tbe 'S'o*^>|e«,■ matter
Xr'»~ V--'*,. v. >9.r,i %,. r.,.r,„„f  ,r,f r^i,.  ,u.^ikklL
MOVED niwtl«-$W-«md-.l Rrrford:    THAT th** rnlait** ot nil
'TrtnttnuMl on p*g* thrn)
Miners are hereby notified to
stay away from Greenlvill Lfiae,
Blairmore, Alta., until further
Many miners on the spare link.
rod Mcdonald,
Secretary 2163,
Blairmore, Alta.
Men should stay^ away from
Brule owing to lack of sleeping
accommodation, hotel and bunk
houses being over-crowded. Notice will be given when things get
A. McFegan,
Secretary Local Union No. 1054
Will meet regularly
every Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock.
Visiting members
cordially welcome.
W. Pennington, Alfred Baker,
C. C. K. R. S.
Pre-emption now conflnod to suireyet
)ari<!n only.
Record* will bo granted eovorlna Mlf
land outUUo for *trtcultur«l purpooeo
uid which l» non-timber Isnd.     . ,   „
Partnership   pre-emption*  abolished.
but parties ot not more than four may
trranse for adjacent pro-emotions, wit*
Joint reaidence, but each making nocee-
ear/ Improvement* on reapoetlvo elali
I're-omptore mflet "'"'
     occupy olalmo tor
Ave ytsura and make imoravomtnta, to
value of f IO per acre. Including elearing
and cultivation of at loaat I aeree, before rwoelvinv Crown Grant.
Whero pre-emptor tn oeoumtlen not
11 yer— ~	
rementa, 1
Intermediate certificate oflmprovoment
leaa than I yeara, and haa made proper-*
tlonato bnprovementa, he may, bocauao
ot ill-health er other cause, be srautod
and transfer bla elaim. _     ..
R*ecerda wl{hwt Wmanent restdenee
> pravided appUoant make*
la attont MMM mtm*
rds same eaeb year, fail;
cords wltl
may be taauod
num and records
ora to mako Improvements
aame will operate u foffetti
not be obtained on .these
1 than I mra. wiUi tmpw
I t yeara.
Tra-emptor holding Crowa Uraat mm
^So^np^ onrm^^Sm
wjf #VM P<ft#tt Qm* 0OHlpWlr»
t»iti-tMrroftr run ouahtp aot.
~    Mope A tMs Aet le salaried lo
aNosviNiie *
woi^o me im—
1 snioter   may
iilWjjeath oTm
r. nntn om year after,
of the mmmtwnt.   '
atao mmo ratwaetlfo.
Pravtatoata mado far iho ji«M to
paimame h«Mir« mnmmepmenZ Apinoz
meMe ta piuapam. ttmm IP. Crimn el
enebmmmrxiee it Um land. If dlvtalMa,
oa tke paywwnia atraady mm. arm
•over tn vroomtam t« the eale men or
tba w%t*t* pt*tv*i Tw* «t ****** pt-wmtm
MinM| maam mot eenufwia may gravp
law <»<«ff'«ft* mm amir tor a vr*»v*r-
eewmmrm adn*»hta te 4laX4» the land
e«-ver*d by an anolleaiiloMi t*t a ptmmm*
%Utr*t*i* itlloitwni, ne allolment <if land
nf i-ii'iml v-iiim »,<i«i*t«if from avallawa
Crown jarida lo lhe locality may bo
Tln««a allolnionta nrt* onnilitlunaJ.
*4 an t»»™ tttt* the
munh'li*lln'    Tha
■ainwi paynwait ut   .
tStmm ttr to  aay
)   eha***- tnm* lb* Crmmm' tan*
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f* ftaal.   Tfc* tlw*. I«t m»hi«f «i*itra.
t,.,)t   1*4   I'l.*;**  *», 4««4.,#  l».   ..utttr,t   |w
lh« 1*«* ia.f of Mar. X$1*.   Any apitfle**
x*m wmO* *tt*r tltM ***'* tl mt bo
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tb',,0 t.n-*fretm tmt nat* ~-Jo* f^ifiier. /v
THE DISTRIOT LEDGER, FERNIE,   B.   0.,   MARCH  21,   1919
(Continued from page two)
District Officers and District Organizers be fixed at $175 per month
and legitimate expenses.
MOVED McNab—^Seconded, as an amendment: THAT the salary
of the District President be $200 per month.
Some little confusion with regard to procedure arose, in which
I.B.M. Livett and International Organizers Rees and Irvine and several of the delegates took part in debating.   Delegate Susnar sug-
gested as a further amendment that Article 5, Section 1, be amended
by increasing the salaries of all Officers $15 per month. He failed,
however, to get a seconder to this amendment. On a show of hands
vote on the McNab amendment, that the salary of the District President be v.200 per month, the result was: '"...*7*
■;'.*   The Chair thereupon declared the amendment
An immediate demand was made for a roll call.
Re McNab amendment:
(Roll Call-Vote.)
Name bf Local
Fernie  ________
Potter ;	
Fernie  __'__—____,_—Wm. Dickenson .  3
Michel .——___  H. Beard  4
Corbin  -. .—•_ T. Hagwell  1
Coleman   ____ J. Johnston  3
Bellevue  ■___: R, Eccleston _,.  4
Blairmore' — Rod McDonald .. — 3
Hillcrest .__  D, Marshall  3
Carbondale _— ___W. Chapman _„  3
Lethbridge -r • — Mat Logan __________ 3
Lethbridge —-*,--■— Simon Yorko  2
Lethbridge .___„ __D. McNab  1
Coalhurst .— ____Steve Basetti .1_______ 3
Diamond City _R. Todd  l
Commerce  A. Zak ■___ 2
Taber ___„__; Alex. McRoberts  2
Rock Springs Ed. Berford  1
Regal Mine _.__ G. H. Davis__,  l
Bankhead ._„: ______ T. Hartley  2
Canmore   . ___N. D. Thachuk  2
Nordegg _M. Hutter ;  4
Drumheller   *__J. O. Sullivan  3
No. of
Votes. For. Ag'st.
*>   .** —r
Parry ._: *.	
S. McDonald_______
Marozoli _,	
Cacchioni ,	
4     —     —
Monarch R.
Drumheller ___,.____R.
Drumheller W. Hopkins  l     _
Rosedale  _'_ __' _H.
•-Star Mine ___,. *__ S,
Wayne __A.
Yellowhead Coal Spur___J. P. Morris_.._  1
Brule' __—___: J. Costello  3
Pocahontas —— D. Gildae  l
Mountain Park .___ K. McGillivray  2
Lovett   _.__ __C. A. Morrison  l
Oliphant   .*__ L. Sartori* _„  1
Cadowin —__ ___W. Carruthers  1
Cardiff —_  VV. Plummer  2
Twin City _. A. Benson „  l
Humberstone __._„. _Ed. Eastham ■__"__  2
Namao ..____ J. Jordan  1
Clover Bar _______ „J. Lomas  1
Dawson  ._—_„_____ L. Payne '______„ 1
Evansburgh   _.„„_—__W, J. Keen.;  1
1 .—
-TT 3
—. 1
  '       9
2 —
2 —
4 —
3 —
1 —
1     __
— 1
2 —
1 —
— 1
— 1
Totals.___.___ __,
Delegate Cacchioni (4 votes) did not
82    40     38
'The UhYir declared the amendment
The Chair then called for a vote on the Basetti motion as
amended, and declared same
On this a roll call vote also was demanded.
BaBsettl motion as amended:
I lift
Name of Local.
Fernie   --,*•
Michel . —
Coleman .	
Bellevue .	
Hillcrest... —
Carbondale _~	
Lethbridge .	
Lethbridge . ...,
Coalhurst . -—
Diamond City **—.*_-	
Taber __ «..__,__,
Rock Springs ..._...__.
Regal Mine  _.
Bankhead ,__.._ __„.
Canmore   .	
Nonlegrir __	
Monarch '.-.	
Drumheller . *-i	
Drumheller ._ «
Star Mine 	
Wayn-i*    ^.............
Yellowhrad Coal Spur-..
Urole   ■».-.-..._*._.„_„_
IWahonta* —	
MouiiUiu Park ..	
Call Vote.)
No. of
Delegate. Vote*.
Wm. Potter  3
Wm. Dickenson .  3
H. Beard   4
T. Hagcwall .—  1
J. Johnston _,  3
R. Eccleston  4
Rod McDonald ....  3
D. Marshall  8
W. Chapman  3
Mat Logan   3
Simon Yorko  2
D. McNab   1
Steve Basetti  — 3
R. Todd  - I
A. Zak ,  2
Alex, McRoberts  2
Ed. Berford   1
G. H. Davis ... 1
T. Hartley ._ ._ 2
X. D. Thachuk  2
Cadowin .......
Twin City „-.*
Clover Bar ..
M. Hutter	
J. O. Sullivan	
R. Parry ._.. 	
It. 8. McDonald	
,W. Hopkins 	
.11. Smith  .	
S. Maroeoli 	
A. racehion*? ..,...,.
*). V. Morris.	
J. Costftio ....	
11. Gildae	
K. SMJUllvray	
C, A. Morrison	
t.   SartOri	
W. i'arruthm _	
W. I'lumnw ....„.„
A. Benson ...*.*,__.,.„..
Ed, Eastham ... .,
.1. -Ionian 	
J. Ijomnt ,. 	
'.. 1'ayne . .,.,. .„
V*. J. K«n,,„,,.........
- 3
- 1
- 3
- 4
3 —
- 3
- 3
1 —
— 3
— I
... 2
2 —
__ i
__ t
2 —
— 2
— 4
S —
„ 1
— 1
l —
—       |
t _
I     _
1 _
2 ... .*
1 -
2 _
m    ;,'.,    *m
lvin',1, .......
Dchfdtf Corohioni it viAt**, dnl et*l vott*.
Th# Chair *t*fc*rr«|»en deel*r«l Ihf motion a-* amended       LOST.
Thit imi'Jnn, Iwini* d*»f«fl*M, bn>ught nbout the *iUiat!«>n that llw
matt*cr mn* hark in wk-ntirally ihe same po*iti«n a* at the openini; of
ih* nft.i-'rii',tv.i *trnt*lon.
MOVED Besettf—Seconded Berfftrdr THAT t>»e tmleritt* «t *i\
tliatmt tmtrem be ******* per month.
Ui!t«l»tit .iuiuu.'jU iinWftlntW'iy H> i^amletl • roll tail on thii
RA**rtlJlJtvf«'i'!l swiit-MWii'
(Ran Call Vole.)
_.*,...«•».*. i..u.,w.**tu.
Ternt*  ,^,.,..,,........ .-Wm, 'Potter -...--..*__ 3
TtTwfc-  _. .....Wm. Didtacn*©»  . ■%
Ukhel 9.,.,,-. II. Bean! ..,..  4
Corbin .. .—„T, fia^ewnll   I
Coleman ... —,.J. Johnston —. — 3
BeilevM*  tt. Eeeleoton ....  4
maimer* ™,-*..^^*R«d UffhmnU  *
WfWrrert D HamluilT 1
Cvrtmidnte .. — — W. Qinprnm  3
!_fthbrMce «... —.*-—*«*™Mat Lota* —,. - *
Lethtmdpe ,—. mmm V»Hk» .. t
Lit&btti%a . 0. UtKob .... I
OtoAmom  *.*_ <*-***• Hsfirttt .,  S
H|«>JhjuilJ   OrlbtPmm Wt       ^mj^MJt w
MmmmAmmw 1-Wy «.    ffwrff r
Zak ^.«_^*_*. t
Alex, MeRob*rto   2
AA. Berfitri -*.~-  I
— 3
— 4
1 —
— 3
— I
— a
— a
27 Regal Mine G. H. Davis  1
29 Bankhead  , T. Hartley  2
1387 Canmore    N. D. Thachuk  2
1087 Nordegg   M. Hutter   4
1746 Drumheller  J. O. Sullivan  3
1559 Monarch  R. Parry  1
3993 Drumheller _„ R. S. McDonald  1
646 Drumheller  W. Hopkins  1
2817 Rosedale   H. Smith   .1
3576 Star Mine S. Marozoli  1
1562 Wayne    A. Cacchioni '__ 4
2949 Yellowhead Coal Spur J. P. Morris  1
1054 Brule „. J. Costello   3
3i70 Pocahontas D. Gildae  l"
2665 Mountain Park _.; K. McGillivray  2
3249 Lovett   __._'__ C. A.  Morrison  1
2615 Oliphant __L. Sartori ;»1
3864 Cadowin W. Carruthers __■ __. 1
4096 Cardiff _______„. W. Plummer  2
4084 Twin City . _>____£.' A. Benson  1
4070 Humberstone _' __Ed. Eastham *  2
411S Namao '__ __J. Jordan ___„ 1
4121 Clover Bar ^_J. Lomas _~_^  I
4119 Dawson L.Payne.  1
3760 Evansburgh W. J. Keen____  1
1 —
2 —
2 —
4 —
3 —
1 —
1 —
1 —
1 *__
1 —
— ' 4
1 —
3 —
— 1
2        : 	
■— 1
— 1
— 1
— ■  ' 2
Totals 82     40     42
The Chair declared the motion LOST,
The suggestion was then made, in view of the apparent confusion and diversion of opinion with regard to the respective Officers'
salaries, that each one be taken up seriatim, as incorporated in the
original recommendation of the Constitution Committee.
President be amended to $200 per month and legitimate expenses.
MOVED Wheatley—Seconded Berford the adoption.
Vice-President be amended to $175 per month and legitimate expenses.
MOVED Wheatley—Seconded Kent the adoption.
Secretary-Treasurer be amended to $175 per month and legitimate
MOVED Wheatley—Seconded Kent the adoption.
Organizers be amended to $150 per month and legitimate expenses.
MOVED Wheatley—Seconded Kent: The adoption.
MOVED Smith—Seconded Potter as amendment:  That the salaries of District Organizers  be  $175.00  per month and legitimate
MOVED Livett—Seconded: The adoption of the recommendation
of the Committee as amended as a whole.
Article 5, Section 1, Paragraph 3—No change.   •
Article 5, Section 1, Paragraph 4, Amendment No. 5, submitted
by Blairmore Local Union No. 2163—To be deleted. -.,
REPORT   OF  COMMITTEE:    Your   Committee   nonconcur   in
Amendment No. 5 and recommend no change.
Article 5, Section 1, Paragraph 5, Amendment No. 14, submitted
by Michel Local Union No. 2334—Add after the word "expense," in
fifth paragraph the words, "and all due Increases."
REPORT "OF COMMITTEE: Your Committee concur in the
above amendment No. 14 and seek to amend paragraph 5 by adding
-tae—woras- and airawTTHcreases."
MOVED and Seconded the adoption.
Article 5, Section 2—No change.
Article 6, Section 1. Amendment No. 27, submitted by Gladstone
Local Union No. 2314—Delete second paragraph.
REPORT   OF   COMMITTEE:    Vour   Committee   nonconcur   in
Amendment No, 27 end recommend no change.
MOVED and Seconded the adoption.
Article 6, Section 2.
RECOMMENDATION OF COMMITTEE: We recommend the following amendments by adding paragraph 2, which shall read, "No
candidate for oflice shall be eligible to act as District Teller,"
.MOVED and Seconded the adoption.
Article 6, Section 3—No change.
Article 6, Section 4, Amendment No. 15, submitted by Michel
Uical Union No. 2334—Add (foot note) "except present term which
shall be for a period of ten (10) months.
Amendment No. 28. submitted by Gladstone Local Union No.
23H—On second line delete the words "one year" and insert "two
years." i
concur In Amendment No. 15 from Michel Local, but concur in
Amendment No. 28 from Gladstone Local, therefore Article 6, Section
4 will b* amended In second line by substituting words "two years"
In lien of words "one year."
.MOVE!) and Seconded the adoption,
Article 6. Section 6—No change.
Article 6, Section 6A, Amendment No. 16, submitted by Michel
Local Union No, H334—Delete the word "November." snd Insert
RBTOMMENriATIOX OF COMMITTER: We nonconcur in Amend,
ment No. IS and recommend no change.
Arileki «, Heetlnn <it!. Amendment No. I", submitted by Michel! t'nio:; No. »•'«.',{ tX-lciv tin* »uid .Vou-mlier, and i«»ert
-t'oai'ur in Aineiidtueiil No. I? and opcommend no eli(ing*»,
ATtir!** No. 6, Section «*.
word* within th« l»rark*'i» mid nil wonfi after
sevenili lin« b« delrtod.
MOV till and HM«n<i*^«l ih.> sdoj-»lnn.
Artlrlo $, Sr-fihifi fill, Amemlm«tnt No. 4. *nbmiu«l h\ ttlnlrmtt*
n^ommend   ?h»5
'-•■JMididHtofi''   on
».*^'->' I'p.'vR .V :•   2!-r'J   T.> l.**   «.;'.,,-„S,t,t ;« *it,-«w.    itt* *t,*'tun nitt-t't u*
ii*, pfrtvi.M #<ir a" '.if**--:*, lot.'-i-.r,!."
Amrndm-^nt Nn II, submitted by (JIad#1on* t^fal I'nlon Xo
?,1H —IWftn (llw tt'hrtlf nitil lot-tri "XII »nmtnr-*-« f«r IV'-***;-'*- • K'"-'!' »•■■
*hsll t»» p!:irt'd i.ii ut>.* baH'jt ii,.p<*t',"
RECOM MEVllVTIO.V OF COMMITTFK; \V,* rt>.t< nr in ii - V.*.. •
Ameudm-fntf Nos. 4 and 31 and rw>*nim«,»nd ArtUl** ■&. ^.'i-ikn, «J»
1*9,111* n ,))'*.,     #*K&**I* . tfit.
'h  !*i**
,\tt   Mttfplfil   ItuiUttl
: ' '   '■ ■   *  ... ,,.,, ,      ,,,    .......     ,,,,.,„,,    ,,,!,„   ,
MOVJ'S.'   „!j*tl   y*li.*f))ili:*t.l   illl:  vMUpi'.UU.
Article «. flection «iS.
nFf'OMMF.NIlATlOX OF COMMITTEE-    li, nt-r.*ri),,t*.- •■.
*>,.m krt ^99* w.wm-»*»h*>mm« ■*** *m%,m*t»t,^t**t %*** rutitf im nfi*it*4 trom
tbo roBttftBtion.
MOVBD end Sermded tb* adoption.
Ankle «, 8e«ion «F (Xow BtrMm «Ki, Am*it4m*nt No. 1«.
s^bmilt-H hy Mkbel Local Vninm Xo till—Deleto the word -flmeem.
fM»r** neit ln*<*n mfb*fnht*r"
HKroMMKN'OATlOX Op COMMITTER. Yonr Cemmitt** ntm.
r.iir;i"\r *';; .ttii';uila;i:tit Nu. l'i. Uu. k*>-cuMtM«ii4 '*■*■-** a**1,*-***■ >>«mi *'»
ho ameiHieii bjr n44in$ alter llw wor«| "fc*W." tm Una lino. Innen
"Mean!»!1r."* *o4 4*W.e worta lanrtrsi at*4"* tmm t*+-%ifrTmri% tin**
nmf «!*►»«»»* tt»o wortt *m trfplfeat**"* fmm twenty seventh and t**ws-
•Htlith IWM* sn<» tnoert therefor lh» irorlt "tn doplfcsi*-". ond deMe
from tbe thWy.tirnl Iln* tlb« wotAt "and triplicate'. a*4 4*iotm trom
Um thii-tv-thU-iX wl LUii^-i^ivU Uim»* Uk* «frtA» "ono n*t** oy vn*
Uto^^^mt^^mtt     j^^^^t^pO^^^^tB     ^a^^*^±u^uAtLm+^Am. OP
tmotm nmtmwor i*nna*,***aij.
VOVFD snd »eeond*4 tbo ntopilon,
Article 6, Section 6G (Now 6F), Amendment No. 7. submitted by
Blairmore Local Union No, 2163—Candidates to have their names in
alphabetical order.
Amendment No. 26, submitted by Gladstone Local Union No.
2314—That last six lines of Clause G be struck out.
RECOMMENDATION OF. COMMITTEE:    Your Committee concur in  the spirit of Amendments  Nos.  7 and  26 and  recommend
the following:  Second paragraph of this clause to be amended to
read, in lieu of present wording, "All candidates shall have their
'names placed on the 'ballots in alphabetical order."
Article 6. Section 6H (Now 6Gj.
RECOMMENDATION OF COMMITTEE:   Your Committee recommend no change.
CARRIED.   •        ■■
Article 6 Section GJ (Now 6H), Amendment No. 25, submitted
Ly Gladstone Local Union No. 2314—That Article 6, Section*6, Clause
(j) of .the.Constitution be struck out and plurality vote inserted.
Amendment No. 18, submitted by Michel Local Union N'o. 23.M—
Change'second* paragraph to first place and add the words "The
Tellers shall submit a report of the First Election (provided) a
Second Election 33 necessary,"
ment No. 19, but concur with the meaning of .Amendment No. 25,
;-.nd amend by striking out the word "majority," and inserting the
wcrd -"-plurality" in the lirst paragraph, and further recommend the
deletion of the second paragraph.
MOVED and Seconded the adoption.
This recommendation of the Committee was discussed at some
length, but on being put to a vote same was
MOVED and Seconded that Article 6, Section 611 remain un-,
Article 6,- Section 6K (Now 6J).
RECOMMENDATION OF COMMITTEE: We recommend the following change: Namely, .the deletion of the four words "voting lump
sum or", after the word "union" in first line.
MOVED and Seconded the adoption.
Article G, Section 6L (Now 6K), Amendment submitted by Michel
Local Union No. 2334—Delete the words "not later than seven days"
and insert "as soon as possible."
RECOMMENDATION OF COMMITTEE: Your Committee nonconcur and recommend no change.
Article 6, Section 6M (Now 6L), Amendment No.'21, submitted
by Michel Local Union No. 2334^-Delete the words "three" and
insert "five."
RECOMMENDATION OF COMMITTEE:    Your Committee nonconcur in Amendment No. 21 and recommend no change.
' Article 6. Section 6N (Now 6M).
Article 6, Section 60 (Now> UN)— No change.
Article 7, Section 7, Amendment No. 32. submitted by Gladstone
Local Union.No. 2314—The District Convention shall be held on.the
second Jlonday in February biennially.
Amendment No. 22, submitted by Michel Local Union No. 2334
—Delete the word "February" and insert "December."
RECOMMENDATION QF COMMITTEE: Your Committee nonconcur in Amendment No. 22, but. concur in Amendment No. 32 from
Gladstone Local Union, and also amend by deleting the word "annual"
in the first line, the section would then read: "The Convention shall
be held on the second Monday in February."
MOVED and Seconded the adoption.
rt-.l-f.1ipt. 7. Seel ion •> '       '
For Sale
1700 acres, with about 200 acres
natural meadow. d About
1000 acres especially adapted to
tame grasses, easily cleared,
tind ean bo irrigated; never
failing ereek, and ranch borders on large lake; small
buildings; railroad sidetrack
oil place; plenty of outside
'range. Priee *10.00 per aere;
terms arranged. F. A. Russell. Cranbrook, B. C.   '29-4t
deletion of the words, "on the first day of the annual." and the insertion therefor of the words "the day previous to the."
MOVED and Seconded tho adoption.
Article 7, Section ?., Paragraph Note, Amendment No. 29," submitted by Gladstone Local Union No. 2314—After the word "representation" insert the words "and vote."
RECOMMENDATION OF COMMITTEE: Your Committee concur in Amendment No. 49, and seek to amend by the insertion of
the words "and vote" after the word "representation" on second line.
MOVED and Seconded tbe adoption.
- Article 7, Section 3A—No change.
Article 7, Section 3B—No change. "
Article 7, Section 3C—No change.
Article 7, Soctlon 3D—No change.
Article 7,.Section 4—No change.
At this Juncture Brother 0. G. Stevens, representing the Cooks
and Wallers' Union, was extended the privilege of addressing tho
Convention and r«i<iH'8t«d support of the representatives of District
18 with a view to the abolition ol Chinese restaurants, and (soliciting
co-operation with the objoctH of the organisation lie rfpreseuted.
The subject matter of his addrcsis wa* referred to lhe Resolution
Corn-nil tu e to bring in a resolution along lhe Hn** huggested.
Article 8—No change.
Article 9, Bticilon J—No change.
Article 1*. Section 3
Anick* y, iS-wnion 4 No change.
Article 9, Hecilon 5—No change
Article 9, Section 6—No tb«ttK«'.
Anicb- i*. HwN ". Amf»n<!m,'*nt N'o tt. tutimitiMl hv in.'i.Hju.r.*
Uicni l'tibii No. 2153- -Afl-ur th»» wot'd "*"»ni!!d«!«\" in *w<xi<1 ]St «\
insert tbe word "and it «»b'Cted"
Am«*n<IirM*nt No, 23, nultuiltti'.i by Mtc»»i»l J»cal Union N'o. ;.i:?l
 IMne Iwt paragraph.
Ahj"Ji.-J.'i;'-:i'   Nu*  -'"".  «tjbjnit'<-<l   !..,>   Gl-jd^imc-   U«-.j!   Sd.   „'.;M
llc|M,« th»- nihttf t-itranrapb.
t'ttVMrn'KK'   Vtni"  r'-«»!i>ii«*,'   rtiti
Section 2-~No cbang*'
-No change.
2S and u'i snul r«**f«,iiitii*»'i«i| n>
ronrur ift AmeiidnM-nts Nn. K.
MOVED nnd S-foti'!*-.-! th*
Art!"!-   \  ^rnl.t,  *    Ni, iW;.9i-
( ,\UHli:i),
Al'U'.i" :*<. .SicUou '.'. Aiit.ii4li.-Ji'. Nu. '<*. «ui»ui.u,>'l U*. Ii;,t*-nu '.
l*/M'St i'nUitt N'O   'il*'-".    \V'l»«d»* >.i*i-i,'in 1«> !*•• d-t-kN-d
UWt.'llMMKNtiA'l'lON   «>;*'   i *i:,'y,,l i i i',i.     '»•»■»   t miinu!;>■••   i.„ii
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M«fVKI» nnd Ht*,~<vn.i'--*' th*-' ^.*.-M>»f'tf,
« AtlHIKIi.
,\rf!f-fc in, AmMfdmt'ti! N«> ."*. -fiiliinitN'il by «:!.».;!»«:...*'i, !,**h.'iU
fi,,Mi, S*t. U*l-■■■ i ii*t Ante,*- in il-wmim? %;ui t omi*t-n**t.*.-,n rSalme.
shall It-* uUftt wis ainl riitml't-d to iiii tbf pr^ic«-nf <'*i.iit>*!i**ltl*/i:i
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RECOMMEN'tUTtON OF I'limilTtV.R    Vour ('..uuiwili.^ *'t,t*ynr
ii.-  Am*:.<tR".«*nt Nm. SS .tr.-.i !»••<«,».!* -..*) ArirJ,, l'«, :<-nctU.n I to i«-.*«J
"Tiie   ihtirni   V.xi-i'i'i**'-   lu*i,„rd  nhai)   «ii*»K"   l*«rjrere   wben   th*»n
dii'i-hi it nw»»»»r*v  t" itr«i*'*-» '!*>«• i*ii<-r*»'*i* «,f lb* IH*tri«*t "
MOVKD ni.d P**t*it\d*d tt»<' -j<l*>pMon*
ArtirUf ll. i- inrua is-lvr,
RWOMMF.Vfl.VTH»N «»l* ITlM'ltTTKK V.»jf f"-.fn!iv*«*.- ■..-••
tet-r-d '*:,ht   *Xr'::<)*t- )■* tifK-i, l'-r d.*t-a titit, lt.i Mn- f,,:,■., tiiim.
In nemtntdaer* villi the Notico of Motion by lnl-"i"t>w*l-»n*t
llmaititt-r Ut** at * U*i"m,-tt nimim ke **t pmtrmttted by iti,» Chair
t**i lortwlii1** tbt* fnlF.iminK rct«ltttU>a:
MI'W 1*1. HK-i«MJI»Ttt»M r* m**ek-X IMf*r, *m1m>">*U4 U
letamatkmat ttrtennttet In-**
WhertM out offk-Ut t*t$a». tb« (Mstri^i l*^ff*r. is ao In.
ntmm*nl tbat can wi#»M uoiut^rful (nftu«kn«"*f within our mw**
M'ontinn^il on pn?* *i»)
Keep Away From
More Men than Jobs.   Will notify
through The District Ledger when
conditions change.
Feb. 27, 1919.   John Kent, Sec'y.
No letter should he'mailed without
the it'tiii'ii address to tlie sender and
out*-dollar \vc will print your'address
on one hundred good envelopes and
st'iid tliem to you post paid. J
Cash With The Order
.Send u.s,$l.(X) for a tiifll order. , If
you prefer a Itettei' envelope .send uk
81.25. Prices Cor larger <| uantities are
ty\yt Dialrul £tb$tr
We lieir lo ndviso all men W
stn.v nwny from Nordcpg, Alberta,
as the initios nre overcrowded.
Secretary Nordegg   Local Union,
a."i.»i    No. 1087. U. M. W. of A.
Solicitor for District 18, U. M.
W. of A
MacDonald Block
Lethbridge, Alta.
1   ivil.i'lit   ilti\»T ;   1      t U*i  oeettoll
i«;iinl iuul jjr.'ivrj seiv..,-i: J tiuii|M'r
i',,r liliiel*;-* ul' tile . 1 li't|>e (iiMVej-
!«ilii .{acK, |ni!!i-v-, l.t-ff-, ,ind
^I'ilftMJl/.   '1   At Si: i   kin m-a's;   Hl't
;■>!   .M'f.i--!'-  '■•■'■•< ii"     'M'-'i'iIs,  four
. i.t*i-•-. )'.■!- *» .',!.,i    !„' 'ii- ii    walls.
's , ,:•   :'. *.- , ..,i.,*ii :.   .i<-K,'t'i|>li,iit.
W J  Lighthart
Litndorock, Alta.
li'iftWter   o!
fiiino nwt Orrrtn
' Theory,,  <'.'>tit(tt-><rth)int,
Trfin-'tpoiiiitbui. C»mfmsition,
i »:-* ".    T       .
Si\i-.i.--,-i U    Vntk *s
'■    -•   ■•')' ^i»ne mtn,
■tttiii '-i*nt t\mti-
will    br*    notifltd
:  -**i'7i L'dger.
UNION, No nwa,
Only those who have awakened to
the fact that, the greatest of a)l
struggles centers on bread and butter
can understand the significance of the
outcome of the Western Inter-provincial labor gathering at Calgary last
we,ek-     The '"live   wires" from   Uio
thinking b<is considerable weight. But
the days of such men are numbered
so far as their having continued influence with the workers is concerned.
They belong to a bygone age. These
are the days of limited expresses, of
whizzing automobiles, of airship
travel at one hundred and fifty miles
an hour, of wireless winged messages
whirling round the world in a few seconds and of THE ONE BIG UNION.
The world do move.
_ 0 ; _
The Calgary Herald, The Lethbridge
ranks of labor in .Manitoba, Alberta and Herald, The Nelson News and other
British Columbia made up lhe gathering. The promoters of the conference
anticipated au attendance of a hundred, or possibly a ljundred and twenty-five—there were over two hundred
and fifty. Those promoters also
thought, when the idea of a conference originated with them, that the
gathering would assert itself as entitled to greater power in the Trades and
Labor Congress of Canada and make
emphatic a much more progressive
policy than the one which seems to
control the eastern workers.
When the idea of the western conference originated, war was still on.
Since the armistice 'there have been
rapid developments and increasing
problems. It was the unanimous opinion of the conference that such developments and such problems demanded something more drastic from
the ranks of labor than another series
of resolutions ami of prayers and petitions to the government. With almost
its first breath the conference declared that its aims were for the
ccirplete change of the system of
production as it now exists FOR PRO-
PIT to a system of production FOR
USE. It followed up this declaration
with one to the effect that it was immediately necessary for the wage-
workers of Canada to get into ONE
BIG UNION' prepared to aot as a unit,
and it laid the foundation for such a
50 Now Has A
Local Union
That, in brief, was the outcome ot
the conference. If the ONE BIG
UNION idea can be made to stick, the
days of the money power domination
of the country are ended and the
workers must. • remember that the
money power knows that this is so and
is prepared to act accordingly.
The money power in the early days
of labor organizations fought those
organizations wherever they appeared.
The fight was bitte* but organization
among the workers had come to stay
and when the money power came to
realize that fact another line of tactics was adopted. Finding that unions
could not be destroyed, the shrewd
policy was adopted of working from
within and making those unions as impotent as possible., ir Samuel Gompers, before the occasion comes for the
writing of his obituaries, were to he-
come possessed of a conscience and
a desire, to tell all that he knows in regard to the secret negotiations he has
carried on with the money power in
connection with American Federation
"wljanor arniffsThe could write a boo
that would be the sensation of the
ages. The title of the book would bo.
"The Great -Machine." In it he would
tell of the encouragement he and his
fellow tools received in the dividing
and sub-dividing and sub-sub-sub
dividing of labor's forces almost to the
point of infinity. If tho allies could
by some means or other have had the
Prussian hordes so divided that they
would only have been able to strike a
small group here, another there and
others somewhere else it would not
havo taken nearly five years to end
the war. S\o long as the allies themselves were divided and acting individually the Germans with their united
control won victory after victory.
■The decision of the conference to
form OX JO BIG UNION and to sever
connection   wilh  those    international
daily papers in this western part of
Canada are. showing great activity
since the Western Inter-provincial conference launched' the ONE BIG
UNION in "exposing the Bolsheviki."
They are attempting to show that all
Sie men behind the new Canadian
movement are -Bolsheviks and then
they devote much space to show what
rankly immoral people the Bolsheviks
of Russia are.
It is admitted .that ninety per cent
of the Russian people are in support
of the Soviet form of government, are
Bolsheviki, and with these figures in
mind it is interesting to recall how,
only a few years ago all the papers
were teeming with praise of ithe Russian people and filled with expressions
of sympathy for them In their successful attempt to' overthrow Czarism.
These are the people who are be-
ing abused today. If the abuse were
based on facts it would not be so
deplorable. The most recent spasm
of the Western Canadian papers takes
its cue from an article which appeared
last month in Lord Northcliffe's paper
The London Times. In the article are
all sorts of foolish assertions regarding the marriage laws—or lack of
marriage laws—in Soviet-governed
Russia. The Lethbridge Herald is
particularly shocked over the immorality of the Russians and under
a big heading in the same issue tells
hew the police of Lethbridge are
calling for a larger sum of money
with which to combat the "Social
Evil" in Lethbridge.
Years ago the average Briton had
great respect for "The Thunderer,"
as The London Times was fondly
called. Since that paper passed under the control of Lord Northcliffe its,
veracity and the confidence the
people have in it have faded away.
Organized labor has no baser enemy
than Lord Northcliffe and he subtly
uses the Times to discredit any real
activity of the workers.-
The poison gas attack on the Soviet   Government   of  Russia  is  being
directed by Lord Northcliffe and    a
few of the greater leaders    of   the
money power of the   world.     They
start the campaign and unfortunately
there  are  thousands  of papers     all
over the    world  which  lend     their
assistance.   Many of these papers are
wise to what they are doing but the
smaller fry of the dailies, such    as
the Lethbridge Herald, The    Nelson
News, The Calgary Herald and others
do not. understand.   Thev repeat like
parrots "what they hear their masters
say. and it isa sad. a deplorable fact,
dians are readt to swallow as gospel
truth whatever they read in the daily
paper upon which they are forced to
depend for news or what is going   on
in the world,     The "powers that be
know how to take advantage of this
| wenkness.
i During the progress of the war Ger-
| many maintained tho Wolff Bureau of
News,, The German papers were
kept well supplied with stories regarding the atrocities of the allies;
oven tho Canadians were pictured as
immoral nmi bloodthirsty and in the
minds of the German newspaper readers there was instilled a bitter hatred
of everything Canadian. They had no
opportunity of getting at the facts,
And so it is in this country today in
regard to Russia. Standard Oil. International Harvester, United States
Steel, Lord Northcllffo and the group
of British financiers he represents, nil
To The District Ledger:
We would kindly ask for a little
space in the columns of The District Ledger to inform the officers
and members of District 18, U. M. W.
of A. that on -Marfth 9th last we decided to organize a local union at Mile
50, on the Coal Branch.
We secured the services of the President and Secretary of Local No. 2615
at Mile 47. They came up and organized and initiated every man in camp
working in ancl around the mines,
forty-eight members in all. We elected temporary officers and sent for the
organizer to come here. A lively meeting followed, some of the slight grievances coming up for discussion. All
the members signed the checkoff.
After the meeting the officers and.pit
committee presented the checkoff to
the manager in charge here and informed him that we had organized and
asked for recognition, aud the placing
of the check-off, which was" accepted
bv the management, without any more
■Oil Tuesday, the 12th of Munch, we
had a visit from J. King of the Metal
Trades Council of Seattle, Washington, soliciting aid for the Ship Builders' Strike at Seattle. He outlined the
determination of the strikers for victory which if won ln face of the great
opposition, would be the greatest victory of the labor movement on the
American continent. All the members of this local assessed, themselves
and contributed $2.00 each fo'r the
On Sunday, March ICth, \ve_.had.
the pleasure of a visit from the
district organizer, Steve .Begalli. We
had a Very interesting meeting and
applied for a charter. Permanent officers and pit committee were duly elected for the ensuing term. Twenty
members subscribed for the Ledger.
After the meeting the financial secretary and Organizer 'Begalli took a
stroll down to Mile 47, and secured
twenty more subs for the Ledger. And
we are boosting for the circulation of
The District Ledger all we can. With
best wishes to all officers and njembers
of District 18, U. M. W. of A., we beg
to remain,
Fraternally yours,
A. C. Brovey, President.
James Young, Financial Sec.
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Numerous arrivals are reported in
iMichel from overseas. They say ia
"Merry England the queue system is
still in force, )yhich means that, the
eats are yet very limited, at least one
would be led to believe ko by such a
system being 'enforced. Si lil we find
cut from neutral ■s.-.v.-.c-J .that there
are sufficient necessities of life to last
for a year or two ahead. To say the
least there must be a nigger in the
woodpile. Whilst there is no bad
cases of poverty reported" In our
smoky little burg, the distant baying
of the wolf is causing a great deal of
Joe Knight, socialist, of Edmonton,
addressed a crowded house at Michel
on Th> rsday, March 6th. Secretary
Beard had him advertised to speak on
"Present Day Labor Problems," but it
soon appeared to all that the question
was more correct in the singular
sense, problem and not problems. He
pointed out very clearly that there
was only one problem. to solve and
■that was when the workers decide that
they would control their own destinies instead of remaining in slavery?
When we stop to think of it Knight
must have been referring to the class-
struggle in which the workers have
been striving for many years -to obtain the full prodect of their toil, That i
being so we agree with Joe that there
is only one problem to solve and the
Observer will at this juncture venture
to advance the following solution: That
we object to the present system
(called agreement) on the grounds that
when it was drawn up, our representatives must have been ginned up
in advance; further that we submit our
case to a neutral judge to decide when
we have not the least doubt that our
case would be admitted arid the present contract nullified.
about 1130 p.m. on Tuesday, March
11th,' to visit friends at Frank. And
as far as can be ascertained he left
Frank to return home to go to work at
about 7.30 p.m. on the same evening.
And at the time of writing nothing
further was known of his whereabouts
until his body was found at about
4.30 p.m. on Sundry, (March 6th, a few
feet off tie main road between Frank
and Bellevue by a lady driving a
cutter. The deceased was a quiet, unassuming man of oyer fifty years of
age, living like iffiiany (Io in this western country, in a aback, which will
explain to a large extent why no one
was unduly alarmed, assuming_they
had any knowledge of,his absenceTThe
finding of the body .caused quite a
little excitement, probably by reason
of the condition of the body. Many
people must have passed by since it
was laying there. Detective -Mclvor
and Coroner Pinkney were soon on
the job and had the body removed to
the workers' hall. The following
were summoned as jurors: J. Robertson, (foreman), D. Walker, J. Cousens,
J. 'McDonald, B. tBartioni and J.
Brooks. Following ancient custom
the jury viewed the body and adjourned to meet on Wednesday at 3.00 p.m.
It is with considerable regret we
record the passing of the youngest
daughter of IMr. and iMrs. J. Brooks,
after a brief illness. It would seem
from the reports of the various doctors in this locality, that we are in the
grip of another epidemic, many children being under the weather.
Pocahontas Notes
On Saturday the 15th, a masquerade
ball was held in the school hall here,
when a good crowd gathered to indulge in tripping the light fantastic
toe. The fancy dresses were all that
could be desired, the judges haying a
difficult task in awarding the prizes.
The following were considered to be
the best costumes: First prize, ladles,
Dame Wales, ..Mrs. D. Gwiiliam; fltst
•Bellevue's horticultural enthusiasts
are endeavoring lo get away to a good
start. Meetings are being held and a
silver cup is already on view in the
window of S. H. Humble for the best
all round garden for the summer of
1919. What's the betting we cannot
name the winner?
Organizer McKenzie, of the Loggers
Union of B. C. ahd Joe Naylor, of
Cumberland, were here on Tuesday
night. A meeting was held in the
opera house for the purpose of organizing the bushmen. Secretary
iBeard, who was chairman of the
meeting, briefly stated to the bush-
men that the loggers ' all over the
country had now fully realized the
necessity of being organized and were
making rapid strides in that direction
and then introduced Organizer McKenzie to the meeting, who dealt, with
the question very thoroughly, touching
on the aims of all workers In the
near future becoming one concrete
body. Joe Naylor, in the very limited
time at his disposal, dealt with the
urgent necessity of the ONE BIO INDUSTRIAL UNION, which he hoped
would be endorsed when this issue
goes to a referendum vote in the near
future. .The result of the meeting
was the establishment of a good,
strong, local of the Loggers, who did
We are pleased to report six more
of our returned veterans home again
in spite of the fact that it is adding
to an already over-stocked labor market.
How the times are changing is
evidenced by the faot that the miners
of these parts are asked to select a
miner from their own ranks to act on
the board of examiners as per the
Coal Mines Act. What next please,
management of the mines?
The miners met in regular session on
Sunday last, with a good crowd in
attendance. Many items of interest
were disposed of. We regret we
could not interest anyone with those
lottery^ tickets sent out by Nick Mi-
cisco, of Fernie, on behalf of two orphaned, children, who lost their parents in the flu epidemic. But in explanation thereof let me say that the
people of Bellevue connected with the
mines have responded liberally to
many needy cases. This last few
months every payday has seen us as
sessed and oft times a collection at
Brooklyn Bridge is No
Stronger Than Our High-
Grade Amer'n Bridge Work
E VERY time you close your
teeth on a morsel of food you
exert a terrific pressure of many
pounds to the square inch. Proper
bridge work in dentistry must be
as strong in proportion as the
mighty structures which span our
waterways. Flimsy Jerry-Built
bridges spell disaster in either
See to it therefore, where
your teeth are   concerned—that
your bridge is strong, permanent and useful.   We guarantee
our high-grade. American Bridge Work for fifteen years.
Lethbridge Office: The Ott Block
Calgary Office: 115a 8th Avenue East
Edmonton Office: 3 Cristall Block
Sole Agent for the Pass for ■ .""r ■
Lethbridge Brewery products |
Best Wiiolesaie Prices to the Trade
Top-Noteh Prices Paid for Bottles
E. PICK, "The Bottle King"
The Alberta Hotel Blairmore, Alberta
the bank besides.    As a result of last
not-hesitate inYeekingthe protection  Sunday's meeting there will again be
organisations which keep tbem dlvid-! of  them  are  "sore"  nt the  Russian
ed and sub-divided is n declaration of
war on iun.- of the titadols of the money
power; that power dreads industrial
unionism, and well it infant, How
(.'I'i-aI and far-reachlug tlie money
power 1.*; in Canada will xonn be mnde
nn!"iff<«i h" Uie oflmpnlKn that will lie
dlr-edoil fiKiilnst the ONR »I<1 I'XIOX
ICu-a. Already "these who havo (alien
an ::''ti,,i' pnrt In ihe .-nn-.'nntion are
lif'ir*'.-; brinnlod n« "diinij^roiiH reds,"
miv' (ih "IlolKhovlks," "finiiiUrs,"
"nli*"i enemies," and
i-pUl-.j-H  thai  can  bi
peepie lvivlng fV-f-Inrod that their land
and Ihelr mines and their railways belong to the peoplo and not to the big
financiers. Theso bier financiers want
n "stnbln government" in Russia, a
government that will restore overy-
t'llne- tn Its former owners nnd allow
the p»ople of Russia to lm further ex-
ploiled. They want Cnnnillan boys
■ i ri tl r>"her boys in 'he allied fountrios
In he wiUlli" tn tro into HukhIii 'ind
(■lav Mi"h» "awful Itolslievlki," liven
with nil oilier, the Canadian ManiifiU'turcn-.' Aasoeia-
hurled.      Tht.;i tion Is pointing out wlml "groat trade
pfize comic laaies, ine twiae, tjttst
S. Greenwood; first prize, gents, Welsh
Page, Mr. D. Copeland; lirst prize
comic, Ould Ireland, Mr. Jas. Clyde.
Miss Kathleen James was a good
second as the Spanish dancer.
The Ci. Nicol orchestra did yeoman
service, accompanied by Miss Margery Jones at the piano.
Dancing was sept up till the wee
sma hours of the morning, everyone
having spent a very enjoyable time.
James Clyde has severed his connection as manager - of the Jasper
Park Collieries here. Wo wish him
well and great-.success in his new field
of labor. He is succeeded by .1. H.
Wo havo had quite a heavy fall of
snow hero the past week, but it has
not seriously interforrod with the
work nt the mine, the output being
about the average, business and work
generally O. K.
The Scribe.
that they know is necessary, and we
venture to say that if0the Loggers of
the other parts ofthe province are as
ganizer McKenzie will clean up sure.
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The dance held in the Michel hall
for the benefit of the .Michel, band
certainly a huge success from every
viewpoint, and the boys wish to
thank all who supported them ln
their success.
both an assessment aiid a collection
at the bank.     *Mr. Armstrong's order
or. the rates to prevail whilst-.the non-1
-Sns-nansinn nnlinv is in ■pffprt wprp an-_l_
*Tho Observer has been requested
by the football enthusiasts of Michel
to inform the footballers of the different camps, that they have a few
youngsters here that, they are anxious
to try out, and wil welcome their cooperation in an endeavor to form up
so that we may seo the ball rolling as
soon as climatic conditions will allow.
Tho mines are working a little
Rteadier of late, having worked full
time last week and going strong up to
date. However, future prospects aro
not, so brisht, as the coke stacks nre
looming up ho high that whop we have
a moon thore is only part of it visible.
Kre.i dallies of Uie country, the tele- .'ulvant'iges" I hero will lie In Siberia
gnipliir news-services, the power* of • itndi*'" a "utiihlo Ruvsian government,"
the federal Koverimient. the provincial;'The powers ,<\\ni be have decided that,
governments and the. municipalities , the .Hnltdievlkl must go and nro oxort-
vx ill till *l«» ti-M-tl by the«,mo!.ov power; hiir every effort to liillaui" public opln-
A grent shout went up whon the
miners received Mr. Armstrong's order
110, which did not recosni'/.r   or deal
  j very specifically with the eight-hour
'diiv for ontiilde workors, whleh conicfi
l.liy Reott Xonrinft\ | Into cfroct on April 1st.       This    luis
Away wi-ih th;» undop.lrablcK! De- • been drawn to the attention of Comport, them: jail them; persecute thom: ! mlsslonor Armstrong and the District
denounce them; silence them. The jOfllclals, who, wo trust, will nr. amend
undesirables mii.-.t, no'. iho order so ih to witisfy the mon that
I'ndc-.JlralilcV What in an undo- | there wai no Intent to deprive them
slrnMM? there was no intent to deprive thom
Any man  or woman  who narrows I of thii provincial law.
In  the effort   to  keep  thn  ON'10  Itlfl!
UNION   idea  from  growing nnd    In i
preventing the referendum vote which;
Is soon to lw taken from being ii large
one, *
So vigorous nud effective anil liisiil-
lout will ihe ciimpalpn ngaliml Indus-
(r1:.| in-"--.' m lo •*■ t> will lind
great illvlolonn in the ranks of the
workers tln>ni«Hven nnd a condition
will arise- in fact It haN already nri*-
en—i wiH-rtf it will be ueceiiHury for llu*
infctllKPtit minority in the rnnkK of
lii'l.*-.r to carry on with InernaxltiK in-
lere it ami power n campaign of "ilitcie
Hon There will be twed of cmirHKC
a i>'\\ ii-. nt caution nnd of tolorawe
The 'IKK HKI UNION tden is lum'.l
nn the • v,r! ■• Hn? truth tind will win
The ui in;-.-. < .ui be brought about only
b,,   iii-1   i.-'iA.'i--,  ',hciiiNC-hi'».
the opportunity of a fellow being for
life, liberi-i    and    happiness    Ih    an
; undesirable.     Rvery  parasite;   ever..
of I despot;   ovcry  tyrant;  every    mono
polist; every man who lives at »ho
expense of a follow man Is an undo.
No human beliur innko* himself dc-
hii'itujt. by (saying prayers or preaching patriotism, or wavhij? a flag, or
prn!i*»!:diif» to pave niber wn'b nnnls
Mon become desirable only when Ihey
help their fellowmen to live larger,
Htrimirer, happlor, nobler liven.
Th*- chaiutmr of eoimiifci'ce, tho
himrilH of trade, the ni'mufncturer*'
ni'Hoclatlons nnd the other IiiisIihuh
(Timiizailoim nro deciding who l» un
The intelligent men nnd women
the workers In this country know
what is going on but they arc nUnoKt
pw'erless, Thoy have one recourse
and thit l« education of their fellow
worktTH who liuvn noi, been told the
truth, who have not been shown what
I-i b:ui- of Hit" horriblo s>reed thai
lined* milttitriHm and murdor. l!pon
-the education of tho workors to n
knowledge of their truo position dr.
pi-ndH the future of civilization. The
only hone |e in thc worker** theniHel.
ves; fjiillKlitennictit cannot he expect-
ed irom tin  cuplinlliitH. or their Mre-
liiigH, or their pltnpB, Tlie duly power i desirable und then InsMlng iiprin a
Iho worker* can t-xcrt I* by orgnnl/a-! < nmpulgn to deport thorn, jnll tin in,
tInn nml Hie only nrgtnihatbin 'hat , pei'si-rnio them. Tho bunine^* Int«-r-
fiiwK the limtie fulrlv nml Mjnarely Ih ; eM* are iIoIiik that now, Thoy nro
THK ONH Hit; rWON. , cMfnliMphliiR a ruin of public    polity
, rndcsiritbleh   do   not   belong    In   the
__     „,„, | Mnl trol Pint on,    Thev must go!
fli!ppn#i» «hi< people apply tha'. doc-
irm« to American lifo und begirt with
lhe t!i;)-.i„lt.'*. Kut.v nbln-lmillwl adult
—,._— j |lumH|, |)(v|nR who Im not dnlim n fair
Syrieni in. Cenade. end the. United Inhere <»f tlm world's work. Intt in Hv-
State* Have Formed New National      Intt <*n the product of oilier    nu-n's
(League • labor  In  hii   uitdcHirnhlc.    Ho  mum
IceiiHo In be ii parnnlln hy taking    a
,, jjob.   The new world I" n world of
I „.,**-1',.*t!,        \'n    rt**n    ,,1-r*    ht-    n    1* .Ol
onoVif'nHon" wiih  nil" Svr»«n«!" 1V1 httn* ■ ">«*« T»laen here
min nnd the linimrt Hintcs.   'the re-\    A uy*
Mih!iini»H pitrntwi by the tongue are Imi-.I0"* on   ,       -   , „ .       ,.  .,
v*rkir*"*i mmmiin ar* «ihw«»4 to Inr favorably «N»n«ld»riNl hy |h*» pov*»lew-men  deiwnd  for  n  living;   the*
THE ONR <!1I0 FNION*.   It I* fortun- i f innu nt» of
-,..  ii«iH-ir  thnt Traill** nnd l^nbor   I'nited Ktatr
p«p+pp*pP"PP-p p>p+mppp
p ♦
♦ bellevue ♦
The returned veterans gnvo another
of their Sun Iny concerts on Sunday
last which conformed to their usual
high Kt.'indiird. Com* again,
N. Uoet, one of the members of the
Miner's union here, came in his end
in* a rather unusual manner. The
(licensed,   it   eoenin,    loft    'Uotlcviie
proved of.
The delegate's report of the doings
of the Western Confrence was listened to with more than passing interest
by all members present. They furthermore placed tiiemselyes on record
that the delegate had correctly represented them at tho conference^
Duncan Hutton. after a prolonged
absence, has returned home again.
The committee ih charge of Burns'
anniversary celebration held In
Helievuo January 24th, 1919, has pleasure in presenting the following financial statement to tbe public:
Bv sale of tlcketa   employees
of W. C. C $128.00
Bert Dryden   32.00
Harry Campbell     H8.00
John Jackson -.   16.00
John Higgins    1,1.00
Gcorgo  MeKeen.    ,     fi.00
Dave Davidson      2.00
Taken at door by -Mr. McDonald 130.50
To reiimnn family  ?
"• .Miss Lamm     10.00
•• Kerr's Orchestra ..........    30.00
" Hall KciiL        t,M
" Printing      «.0ft
" 10. C. McDonald       3.00
'  11. Humble "li
" D. T. Hut tout      4.00
Total     $ GS.7.*.
Balance to J. Conners  31fi,7-"i
$.18 4..10
TUdlevne,-March 18. 1019.
fterelved from H. Peters tho sum of
$?,ir,.7.r.. proceeds of Duma concort held
in Workers' Hall, nellcvue, January
2 >tli. 1919.
(Simodi Mrs. J. Cnnnern
Workers"' Unite
Loggers of the Interior Oountry Take Notice
Tiie Loggers of the Const Districts have .formed an or-
j/iuiizution known «s the B. C. Loggers' Uniou, industrial in its
scope, comprising nil workers*in-.the lumber industry, and construction camps, aftiliiiH'd with the Vancouver Trades and
Labor*.Council and the H. (..'. Federation of Labor.
We invito all Loggers in the interior to join hands with us
in a united elVort lo bettor otir cnlidilioiis, which oui only be
Hi. (lone, in Ihis innurior.
Organizers ,*uv now on tlie road tind will pay you a visit
iu the near future,
So get* ready!
For J'tii'lhef in
relnry-ti'e-a-surer, til Cordova Si
onuiitioii coiiiiiiunicale with E. Which, .see-
Barrister. Etc.
If Vou Want the BEST in Meats Phona or Call on £
Tho Meat Man
It i« I-wIpr wld«'!v «|ir*"fttl nvi-r Cnn-
iola thnt "ihe Trtu|*» md
latii*' I'i'uvll h:>" hy a l-iw miijur*
Ity repudiated tb*> action of lh>: remit
* ,1 »,-,*»*,'  ..-..*.*.*..-. -* *.*..*, .-  ...
,v.<* ■u^f.ruMtM,*! tiT-iloi'** "
Dealer iu
Fresh ond Cured Meats, Fish,  Poultry,  Butter,  Eggs,  Etc.
Delivery Prompt Prices Same lo Al!
Hione }&., Corner of 7th Ave. nnd Victoria St,
Blairmore, Alberta
Tlw.i N"; «' St!« ntitlnnitl league, on*
Ullv II,   tlO-Utl.V    IlLillfO,   HAU ,l(U' ! A
which millions of tliolr Id- J
Th* m»u»l r-wnHiiK oi mich »" li«»m
wonlil Kl*'« the UuprmiMoii ilwt    the
lioth1" Cantidn"' «nd **hfijown l*fl P«»dtt«5«« ttt their jobs; thay
•t« fcowwir." thM Trartim nnd Ubor I'nited 8t«te». Tbeuft provld« tbnt «>»"> J*« «wp]w P^^J'J' }}* ^
"nntiHI* tnThHr t.xpm.*ltn. **** nnt nt 'lurit,!, »,,.h.,riiv In Hvrln will not b* I duMlrlnl nnirliliw. They nro exnreln-
w«y« tiMll«it*» tb« t«*tins»» «i ***■ *«*»*• m-*"«o»Miti»ii«'ii mhii thm m« liim«a
iin In Kdmonton tho president ot Hta »-h will nvsiitw* Kiianllannlilp nntl
ihe Triidoii and I*hor Count Jl In A. ndiuUiMratlon or Hyrla until "such
Karmlllo and he waa a dol-PKato to tlmo aH bin 8v rlnn» «r«abl« to per-
the Wnnturn Intcrprovinclal footer term the ftmnion* of full »olfgovern-
enee.  One of the reaturoa of that con « miini."
terenee WM the attempt ot Farmlllo,    There nre n a«art«r of a million fly-
to .Inti dlarnpllon Of th» wal  labor rlana In tha UnltBd Btatea and  fotir-'
miiVMiieiit    He waa In » hop^l*'^ m>- !«■••«   umi-hihI r,t n,****^u.i umt«r
noritT   H# tnomUnd bla r«t» awlnrt   '
Xbr ^..^ OXB NC  l-MON tttt   «n
ail th«* »th*»r rtmaiullon--. hn aid not,
S^vrrbli^^X/diS ;!S!rt wSSTiRn;-;.! IM M".W.|"^"^fi«it of treiAveople Thn
olbor.   v,m him **^/]^e"id.fa^,, he mrfilv^ from an armr    offimwit »«!
over tho ll*e« of their f«llowe. Tb«>
arw und<*«lrable«, Thw Joha, the pro-
dtitt and the aamhia mnut belong to
the workar*.     Th* «»ploiler« mtiat
The foreata and  lnlmoa. oil   *-»!!«
and corner lota of America are In ho
hntitU t,i a ftv* ittonsviv.iM.UA who tuko
i tlm American flag. In Canada a lante | toll from aoeletjr In the form of mon; j
t)i,|.jf  r ,-'' "'Tiiif■'< nlto <*ii11«tt"l  't'n ' *polv   prfi1.ii*     Th»>*#'    w«i-ff   imrnni   t
, t*T,,l Vllf-nhj in hi* report regarding fcli ■ rt vre*™i Dt* *plrlt of   th^   mlddt^
aneeeaafal   campaign   In     PateatlneiaiPMi.   They   bate no   place    in   a
,T„;,T^T. ™, =K?1K.: %*.»»-«.. «*.». *mm* j j™. «j jji^-
i fiTiiand
fm. A'vay j
man i    Tlie New ttyrla alma al twin*  onewi'h th«* pima|te»—«lr« them Job*!
labor i t»mw»n *»'h«H« «"*»«»*»t**» K*>»*»«Mii»«»i>t*'»'MV*s»»  **.iU C« vnplotuiu   tliu *ar..
VermWo, like manv another
who UMtypm ^^""td lS!JLV^TwftwrS^^^^^^ Away with
ttmoltntimn. mm In   tbem bolAm tewdla* ™ »• JJ"JJ ^™n;ri ™ H„! th„ *hm haroM- ..mttfm waTthJ**-
etrne *ov»rwm«it |»»a«loi!
wttbmit ability and among lhe
.loe Nu.vlor, ol' Ouuiltcrliiiid, ll. ('., « nifiiilier ol" Ihe t'entnil
I oiiiiiiilteo of THE ONE BIO UNION, will mlrircuM n meeting
ol Iflilil.Molic laictl  « lltuil oil ,"St<AJ.'jil   AP lftlXt\XJUi\, illiUVII
'I-i. At two » clock \V. H. Phillips will ffivo hia report aa ilele-
»fiile to the H. (', Fpileration «n«l the Western Intor-Provineial
Coiiferoneo,  Kveryhody eome ami find out what THI ONE BIO
For lhe heneflt of tho workera at Coal Creek .loe Naylor
will addroaa n uieelina ut Coal Creek eommoneing at seven
« Vtoe!; S'uiuluy evontuu.
vill he Itelil in the (iraml Theatre Srtnday night at seven oVloek
i«» diaeiiHM Hie One llisr (^.Operative Movement. Everyone he
Mire to attend.    Important matters to lie taken np.
One Big Union Meeting At
Blairmore, Alberta
> u-i'-i   un   iu,«|Ui-vn oi iiOHllllOl'i: Ullt'Ui IjIUUU, L, M, W. ot
A„ a mass meeting will be held at Ulainnore on Sunday even-
"ing, Mareh :«), for a di*ciiN*inn of the nima and object* of tho
O.VE UUi CNfON. The meeting will l»*« mMwwrl hv thr* Kdltor
ol' The Diatrit't Ledger. Kverybmly welcome. All queationa
enawered.  Come early and aeenre a good aeat.
Detroit, Mich.—A new minimum wage aeale of $6 a day, • flat
increase of $1 a day, for approximately 28,000 employees throughout
the country, haa been given by the Ford Motor company. It ia atated
that 23,000 other employee* of llie Ford interest* already receoive
ifi-ft or more a dny. ,
FVillowlng thia atirtemeht eomos the annonneoment that a 200
per cent dividend haa been "declared by the company. <(■'■/;
NOW is the time to protect your property against fire.
BIG REDUCTION of Fire Insurance rates on Residential Property
in the City of Fernie.
Call and get rate of your property.
General Insurance
For Sale in Cokato—Two acres and
a half and log house and small chicken house and wire netting. Apply
R. Hubberstey, Pernie. 33-21*
The Salvation Army will hold a band
concert on Thursday next, March 2Tth,
at 7.30 p.m. The program will be well
supplied. Brigadier McLean from Vancouver will preside, Don't miss it.
For Sale or Rent.—Three roomed
cottage close to central school; modern equipment. Will accept as first
or full payment 'Victory Bonds. Apply
Barton's Music and Sewing Machine
Store, Fernie, B. C. 33
At The Red Cross Rooms.—Don't
forget thev sale of work in the Red
Cross rooms Saturday afternoon.
Boys and girls come along and get
some fun out of lhe fish pond. Easter
gifts In great variety. Home cooking
and candy.   Afternoon tea served.
Supt. Pennsfather Visits Fernie.—
Superintendent Pennefather, whose
dismissal t'rom the police force was
asked for by wire from th'e District
18 convention in -Calgary because of
his treatment of Paul Burek, was in
Fernie on Tuesday; returning to Leth-
bridge in the evening.
Spring Has . Arrived.—"March 21
brings the end of winter aad W. B.
Phillips reports having seen the first
robin. He is out with some salt to
try and capture it Jf or the ONE BIG
UNIOX smoker Saturday night. It
had a real red breast.
Death of Ageijl Lady.—Mrs. Esther
Davis, aged 82 years, a long time and
highly respected resident of Fernie
passed away on Thursday. The funeral services on Sunday will be conducted by the Salvation Army from
the barracks at 3 o'clock.
To Help The Needy.—A handsome
Irish Crochet handbag is on exhibition in Mrs. Todd's window. Tickets
for a drawing for this bag are being
sold at 25 cents each and the proceeds will go to the maker of the bag,
Mrs. Frank Lentil, who lost her husband in the influenza epidemic and
was left with three children and no
Vice-Pres. McFegan in Fernie.—
Alex. McFegan, who assumed his duties as vice-president of District 18, U.
M. W. of A. on March 1, i§ in Fernie
for a sBort visit in connection with
District business. Mr. 'MicFegan and
family will leave -Brule but have not
yet definitely decided where to locate.
Disturbed Peace of Coleman.—Fernie curlers visited Coleman on Monday night. A game with the Coleman
Ues started abcut 11 p.m. and neighbors complained of being disturbed
by -the players returning homeward
, somewhere between three and eight
in the morning. A good game and a
pood time was had.—Blairmore Enterprise.
United Church Services.—Sunday,
.March 23. Rev. C. E. Batzold, pastor.
11 a. m. subject: "The Sin Bearer,"
2.30 p.m. Sabboth school; 7,30 p.m.
"The Might of the Insignificant."
There will be a meeting At the cradle at '*:tn ,-, it,   nn Wtvi-nnsrtay -iMnrp.h
2fith, in the United Church basement.
Will ail members please make it a
point to attend.
Will Probably be Reappointed—It is
■under.-itood that, steps are being taken
for the ^appointment of Major G, G,
Moffatt as official administrator for
the Fornio eloclornl riding. This position was held by Maj^r Moffatt beforo tbe wir ami in consequence of
his entering military service and going
to .France had to be vacated. This
wjRfoin of ro-appotntlng returned men
to official positions is beiug pursued
not only in (British Columbia but in all
< he other provinces.
Overheard on Victoria Avenue.—
"Oh, say, I've something to say to
you." "Is that so, go ahead." "Well,
if I hear of you walking out with Slim
the mountie. I will never speak to you
again." "Righto! ahd I will say the
same thing to you for if I ever' hear
of know of you walking out with him
or having anything to do with him I
will never again speak to you and I
mean what I say." And after .this
animated bit of conversation the parties passed on about their respective
A Chance to Get Big Bargains.—AVe
would direct our readers attention to
the big advertisement on page eight
of this issue. It is a genuine clearing
out sale. Customers are requested to
bring along their "mail order bibles"
and see what money they cau save by
takiiis advantage of this sale. Kefoury
Bros, are selling out so that the premises can be enlarged for the new
firm which will soon take over the
business. The selling out has been
placed iri the hands of J. A- Genimill,
of Moose Jaw who assures The
District Ledger that he is confident
Fernie buyers will never again have
such a splendid opportunity for money-
saving purchases. The sale starts Sat-
lurd'ay morning at nine o'clock and
will continue for ten days.
®.p<Q>pptp<pp+pp>+ ♦♦♦♦»
P    ' *''•**
their last regular meeting without as
dissenting vote. The resolution has I
been sent throughout Canada:
WJHEREAS, during the last four
years thousands of our fellow-workers
have lost their lives, thousands of
widows have been made, thousands of
little children have been cast to the
mercy of the world, thousands of
wounded soldiers will have to eke out
a meagre living as best they can, or
be a drag on their families or their
AND WHEREAS, the vast armies
were told that they were fighting for
freedom and democracy;
AND WHEREAS, when the volunteer system did not fill up the terrible
wastet caused by shell, rifle and disease;
AND WHEREAS, the man power of
the country was conscripted to fill up
these wastes;
AND WHEREAS, untold profits
have been made by the manufacture of
munitions, tec;
tha\ we ask tha government of the
Dbmraion of Canada to conscript all
profits made by such manufacturers
for the benefit of all mankind and to
ensure the widows, the children, and
the permanently injured soldiers a
decent living in the future.
Amendments to xne 'Compensation
Act are out. In no instance have they
taken any notice of the amendments
which were sent in by the labor
unions of British Columbia. Notice
how they fere going to attempt to raise
the claimants monthly'.payments:
Section 15 of said Chapter 77 is
amended by adding sub-section (2) the
following clause (f). Where the dependants are aliens residing outside of
Canada and entitled to Compensation
under clauses (a), (b), (c), (d), or
(e) may, in lieu of awarding such
dependants compensation on the scale
provided by clauses (a), (b), (c), (d),
or (e), award such lesser sum by way
of compensation as according to the
conditions and,cost of living in the
place of residence of such dependants,
will in the opinion of the Board main-
Saturday Matinee
- at 2.30
Saturday Nights
First Show at 7
Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22
a Five Act Rapid Fire Farce Comedy
"Lend Me Your Name"
RUTH ROLAND in the 5th chapter of "Hands Up"
"Fireman Save My Child"
Tuesday, March 25
"The Business of Iiif e"-Five Part Vitagraph
Monday, March 24
Priscilla Dean in
"She Hired a Husband"-Five Act Bluebird
"Vengeance and The Woman"-chapter 12
Wednesday and Thursday, March 26 and 27
DUSTIN FARNUM in "North of 53"
A Great Picture of the Frozen North
"The Million Dollar Dollies'
% $2.60 per month provides you against any accident, and
every sickness, and pays $40.00 a month from the day you are
laid up.
Particulars from
Bank of Hamilton Bldg. Fernie, B. C.
Claims promptly adjusted from this office
and 'way easier than Black Jack, and
what with no advertising, and the
Ledger stealing all the printing and
the coal company not wanting to pay
him the war bonus, why times is awful bad and a ten spot with an eleven
makes twenty-one—and even if Jim-
ray, what works the typewriter—has
to go home half a day, because old
Sam leaves so much "O de Colone" behind him; yet that ten comes in awful
Why, Mr. Editor, there was one
time when our Dick was losing a
lot of work because Mr. Potter wanted to change the time, and I thought
I'd let the folk know what we women
thought about it an I wrote a letter
to the Free Press calling myself a
"Miner's Wife" and the impudent
devil he says: "if you think the Free
Press is a 'miner's wife' then all you
tainthem in a like degree of comfort i htfo to do is to come to this offlco
as dependants of the same class   reH and we shows you the name."     Why
to the Big Union Smoker on Saturday night they might take us for
Bobby Gosden and want to chuck us
in the river, but we're going anyhow,
and if any fat news paper man ever
bats an eye at us, Mrs. Brown will
"pow his 'ead" the'time i am holding him with my winning smile, for
as our Dick says: If you get agoing
there'll be no end to't, and he says
"1 suppose you have no care of oin'
Sally Lunn.
iDon't forget the big Co-Operative
•Meeting which is held in tht;*
(Trand Theatre Sunday next, March
23rd. at 7.30 p.m. ONE BIG UNION
Oddfellows Centenary.—The centenary of tbo Independent Order of Odd
Follows will bft hold this year throughout tht4 continent of America. Ono
hundred years ago on April the 26th,
V.'iy Hts! lodKO of thU order was In-
i.UtuUvl In North America and since
i.hwi tlni-e the order has grown steadily
Nick Thachuk has received from
Dun Rogers, secretary of Carbondale
Local, llfteen dollars towards "helping our Ukrainian brothers in their
fight1 for liberty."
ONE BIG UNION smoker Saturday
night in Uie club room of the miner's
hall. Como aud have a good time,
lots of two per cent, and lots of good
singing. No charge. * .Mint a collection.
Sally Lunn has promlfed to sing "The
Hed  Flag."
After considerable troublo ami ox-
penso we hav..' been able to secure tlio
fwvliWof Ely Hardy, lato from the
anrt now (.mnprisoa a membership of i battlefields of ■Morritwey*. While thu re
■■over two ■m-lllionH. Evory jurisdiction j he was recommended on several occa-
ii contemplating celebrating this event. i sions for tin; wtll known* military
ir, forn" worthy mnimrr. Tho 11. C. t l-nnnr, O, P. lit* '.uis promised to
j;r.„..!U:,,ku.h:ts u-iikrlaKon to double'attend the ONE T,Ul UNION nwfrvr
tb-'-..i'mouiH already mined for an Odd j with his fninousJSnpllsh   concertina
siding in Canada and receiving the
full compensation authorized by this
act Would enjoy.
Sally Lunn says if her Dick gets
his back hurt in the mine and they
don't give her all that is coming   to j
her, then watch out Parker Williams.]
So  the only  thing that tlie abovil * .... . „.        ,„
rinIIM iB „m- ma fnr> tn ^i™ th*J Crow Swords  'that   was   telling    all
1 am -terrified t'o death, for what would
our Dick think if he knew I was    in *t that rear-construction meatin.
cahoots with Mr. Wallace?   And be-j wish many a toime he w-udnej- go
side see how fat he is; how could' I
hide him    behind    my. skirts?—and
women's skirts 60 short at that time;
an now he's trying to get me in trouble
with another man.      He's like that
Well, Sally, wench, I cudner help
lawfln wen I wos lookin throo larst
week's Ledger. By gum, wench, every-
thin thea sedst was reigM. Icudna
get a \yink a sleap, mi man was tawk-
in' aboot wot he ad seen an heeard
sich meatiiiE; he's hawf craszy wen he
gets w'Oam thinkin oor \iXit disappointment he's ad. He tlioot he wos goin
to heer summat gud at th meatin but
they didner know as mich aboot rear-
construction a§   he did   imself.   Oh,
Always look at our window and see the prices that I am
Special offer for Women's. tloth Top and Leather Top
Pumps and Slippers. Regular price $4.00 to $5.75. To clear
out at $2.95 per pair.
The best quality of print such as is selling any where, for
from 40e. to 50c. per yard.    Special price 25c. per yard.
YOU SHOULD NEVER FORGET'that it will mean money
in your pocket to buy goods from the Union Store in the
Union. Building. "We 'keep nothing but union made goods and
satisfactory articles. Men's Fleece Lined Urtderwear. Regular $2.25 per suit. Special $1.65 per suit. You must remember
that for next winter you will have to pay $3.00 for the same
article.   IT PAYS to buy now.
Men's Soeks, regular 35c. per pair. Special: 4 pairs for
You will be used, well, have quick service and get what
you want.
Men's Boots.—This line is made on good lasts, neat fitting.
Regular Price $5.75.     To clear out below cost.   Special $2.95
per pair.
large corporations an incentive to fill I aUouTTiow* cruerTheuermans was
the country with Chinks. No, they have I down at th<3 I,s!s- Wh>'- that mx°*
not raised the .commissioners wages,I'wm in Fernie before, trying to get all
not so that you can see it! But note! °w Italians to go to France and look-
the following,amendment which they in*? around In the bush for 'Roosians.'
have beforo the house: ,    The  Rebekahs-that s our lodge-
Section 60, Chapter 77, is amended';WM laving a masquerade dance when
by striking out sub-section (2) and sub-Incomes Mr. Crow Swords, and he
stitutlng therefor the following: ; hollars: Stop that music     Then   he
(2) The salaries of the comrnds-! sa>'s *s how he was his sovereign
sioners shall be payable out of the':'1""1- h'8 majesty the King and the
Consolidated Revenue Fund and, sub- i dance J""* }° 8t°I» because there was
ject to the provisions of this sub-sec-; wme Roosians dressea line women
tion, shall be fixed by the Lieutenant- [»ntl he was going to search all the
Covernor-in-Council.    The  salary    of I >'cun*  men  to  the  hall    for    their
than ! papers.   Just think, Mr. Editor, there
tho chairman shall not be less
$5,000 nor more 'than $6.'00 per annum,
I wa*B I dressed like King Charles the
■wencn; rrs~granr~wen ina goe5"aratrainr
sum o thease here mucky -mucks an
heers um tawk; sum o the biggest foo
tawk thea ever heerdst—ah from lawyers.
! Thea tell me nar that thea gahin fix
river bonk this spring and thea gahln
to tax thoos most affected. If this
happens yo.con look out fer more
■truble we thoos river rats. .
It's amusin' wenjo hearn um tawk-
in aboot the sodgers two ihousan dai-
lars gratuity. Fancy a goHinuneiit
wots broke given um two thousau. The
government in my opinion mon havetor
burrow muuy offa that Flavelle mon
be for they con do that and then thoy
—A..lkn«l;g     9*r.nA*i*r,
T\:~.m^ .9.   t -j.-.—   -—:t*t    i*._ i    ...    .        ..
■a advantage when visiting Fernie to stop at the Northern.  Thiy
I m
| will find it cosy and home-Uke.
•».l,l»UU Iiur llllllc lllilli -fumni juti  annum, '      '"" , , „,.,.,,   ,„,.,   v....   ..w   .
and the salary of each ot tho other JNrat (before^he had his head cut off , ; kl Flavelle a bit ripher"iiy
commissioners shall lie not less than » moan) and Crow Swords says: "Say,. l-1 *,e !-1 m.a -m !'n,J1h.* ™An™l\..u±
$t,000 nor more than $5,000." .i young fellow, I want to see   your ex-
Xow, you have got all that is worth I coption paporR," and he* actually want-
knowing about the new amendments, i ««l to search my pants for his old
Of course thero aro lots of so forth's
and forthwMhs, but Sally says "they be j
of no account whatsomovor." ;
You   Sioux,   50U   Comae-tics,   you
Chortikens, you last of the Mohicans..
Wake up!    Whnt'n the mnttcr   with'
you?   Wake up, you old-tinwrs,   who!
givin im interest on wot they've burrowed.   Why not tack aw is blamed
money oiT'n Im;  then th government
.,,;..„.,•*,   „„.i  ..,.„,,.» >^n„....   uv, Mtvr.1,in h*-'-" <l°'» summat, owd wench.   Aw
SftSi^i.'R^;; oi%™-iEl !SJ,you mr luri! th0 UM*
King Chavies is Mrs. T-uim"—which ti. SVA'M tulJ'';
far worse than Mr. Wallace. '    ^r ,nV(i ,ren'1'
I suppose If some of us ladies
License No, 10-1770
High Class Day and Night Cafe in Connection
European and American Rate3.        See Us for Special Rates
12 Phone 29 '    Private Booths
Tbo nmirtint of this'and"also Ring" ""ThiiTCountry's"iiTn | P^ked your blankets liefore the
IVUnwR Home
I'niiil Is now $L',VH>0, vtliio'ii im'iitiH a
fi;r;lio.r ^." bo rained, Iwing a
yo rata of trf,0l) per member. A
KiroiiK commlttoo of tho local body
h.'iH thr! m-ittpr in hand to rnlsp $8S0,
•M-.\ suocfcss for the campaign for this
anioui't iM.'iu.i nlrotuly as*ured.
, ui'.'iidl'ul Slate." rrivuto Hurdy, prior
i U) enlistment, wns a woll. known fit!
j v.. n of F«rnl<\ -so y<>u   ar^ In for   a
j t I'l-at.
• lielovy u u resolution wMcli w,m
i pasbod by (ilndstono Loca! I'nlon   »it
Southern   Hallway   swiped   1h
from Its rlahtful owners.   Wnhc
and show this younK crowd who
was that made  Femle possible
live in,   Lot's havo a pow-wow
'8.    Who ! rri
he II. C,) l"J
In  VriKsJil
Fernie Sporting
'.      ,       , """TL*"    i     , i . ^'I'h ihe ico In poor tihnpe for fan!
th* pUiw for lhi» iwiminlng pool t«;<*k«y the Dutch tlntened tlu. Irtfh
ar.< In the hands nf tho commlttofl! ,„nm ,tv s._2, tIiIk win rIvm th"
H},|.oii.ui«l  lor that -jiuriMwo iuul     .»| Mm„ t{ Mf, ]iml ,„ (h„ ,wo mm, ur.
uh sinoKo tho pipe* of peace round the ',
cnmp ilro; let uh hav-e the con versa- \
slone; lot m have a Rood time    for!
once; lot u» bury lhe hatchet.   Thero i
is lots to■ tnlk about.   Come on, what.
Is tbe matter with    Fernie nttyway?!
This is tho llrnt qiiostloti on the pre- j
amble.   You will hear some more yet j
If you don't move.   Put the proceed* :
! where you like.    What do wt> cur*,
I «o that wo meet once mon* before we
I «'i'»mt* lli« tlM'X oi .lortluii.    Wluiupci..'.
innd tiKHln Whoopee!    Quale o la via
! pin corta per andarvl?
Some >iar« hack. Mr. Kdltor, a
collodion ivuh taken up lo build up a
nii-niorlul fnr the miner* who wcr«»
killed In No. 'i iiiSnc. Coal ('reck. A
pfranee tWiiR ahom that fund. Mr.
Kdltor, In Hint It txeemn 'o have gone
Ihe wny of all li***b 1 know nn»« mnn
personally   who  itoltl  all  Itiw   tiirk-nu
nm*   what   ihey   cnn
i«s\iw«.   Tho F. A. A. V..
uilipon. ol every lu-risoii
' will mdith. 7mimUt* »f P'a^ *"tl from thtn on   k
III       111        IClUlf.       UU       «„»-|.„„-J ....        „„        _.._«.       ^        „._«.»
umuer how nmiM « non they can «U«. I ^T E'aKrorki' aVlhe "liUSS
Kv,ry tittle bit hHpH, ' ,™   SB,,m,roek« nro the Hunter
en thn Shamrock* nre
■   ,     ,     _   , „,„. ^ ., *.,_ ., i tttiim ami can ito bi?ti»r «n gootl l»..
X "^m^.S^J" «• * r* "ilTbey couldn't net k«1w» at thnlr tops
l*«il,     Mil   tU« witte*   I1UIIU   Ittt?  .11 tilt a i
■if* f X\\1 br*'\"\t*r :mi1 Mit- ;..V-M.t.-tr** In  ^V0li^ ^
wnlKht »«>fim«il to count on th«» *«low'
Miner's Wife Says*
ping Merchandise tuSbunI >n
Saturday Will See Many Opportunities For The Thrifty To Save
Wool Dress Goods And Suitings Are
Among Saturday's
Pay Day Specials
36 in. Tartans.
.$135 Yard
M-ifl-t    fl
i!ifi.Ti.1 i-l, I'.tln
5C in. Navy Gabardine—Saturday...  ...
Kxir.i l-'iuc Qtmlil.v <i.t!Miiliui' for Muit*,
4C in. Dwk Or«ea Serge at .....
,$175 Yard
I>,..k \
i\ \
MM Per Yard
to #vi»ryliody io help them carry on.   i'
Mr, Kdltor: I am almon m««..   .-<
^« !•'• A A.*' m?nthl>^A,?.c* .wli! i !«■   *»M, (Hover nnd Baker
j puper.
»,,H.       Milt J .-• ■**•
Pirnl, our IMck »ccu«o«
lyfi^Jof'ttertln* oui on » career of crime:
t then lhia wonk An. "" " '
.    ,. .,,    , . *»■.!»       t,m.A   i *..*.w*-*t»   *...w,v,    *.,„    iMtnv-i -nuaii
•*■* «*»M on Wmlnenday.   April    3nrt,',f,^ ^m m »}*,,■, \mm* w|jj|f ^4^. ■;',:"'",].'"" **,*k u™  ltrumn *ar* *!m"'*
» «w»nfHtt dnnt-e _——
and now then*'* thnt Mr. Wa\-
••        **    v,      .■*,.*,.
With a ,»lx noal lead tha Argot have \
n very nood chance to bold the allver-
Bponn ar» comlnit Into thalr own
again thit leaaon.     All the   ataall
■-■.w-iu sm hnmtlnt: their Inrrrmn*. hn**
'■Mtn the weather getting warmer 1 _,„ _„, „f hotrh potfh and I'll
•very day, thore li 0 doubt whether 1 !Ju L mi«e<l np m much that III
Fernie will me the hockey teama In 1 J«"%Zw whiter I am tnyf.lf «r
action again ihla aeaaon. j"™ "for ,f M„  h^wb to   m«; ...a
—~-  ! neur Ifrown aaya I'm Mr«. nrown a»41
The Shamrocks were without    the' Mr. Wellaee aaya I'm Bill Rohton: 1
*t*rv1t** of their ntttr rover, .left Cnm-   .(,t,vv A\\ -v« f run »i'   If Mr  Wnlln**'
halt and football team* and are   get-j mona.   Jeff waa not told about   the j a«r«lr  knowa   th«   working*   *>'   *j
Mna KtnrlPd for a Wa awmmer    Inmnm** nom enongh to pet on the lee,    -n-rmmi'i mind ami I think; It l« that*
i-I»or*#    Wn led atir* ihat Kernie will >   --^m nronh-H »ani Nnmrin* who writ** -
take her ahare ol the honora In all     Tht mwrt|Bg oUlbn P A A c laat iedltorlala tor the Free   !'**». j»*Oj
thr^e line* of aport Friday night  waa giren up to get! «aya "Woman** t»»wt «« •» *«PI»ero«hj!
'  ready for the fooiNH neeeon, bane- f nlly eemplea that only » b<* e™f'Lr '
Th* hoekej hoya »re to wind up the ball and lacroa*». A rommlUee waa; a man could »»^nf ^*m* an-t tn# rea- =
amntum on Tueaday night with tbelr formed to handle all the aporta Ihla son the earth allpped a cog or two wga,
hon feed and dahee. The P. A, A. C.J*m*m»i. and the elnb have aome of ih«* h«>«i«»e the U»rd eooWut "Jjo'jr-j
mu tumi*** i»i*t u» Iw.iuvd far th".. U**t uutUtUt lu. tVcuk i*** U«--»*tt.,nuud tU cuiu,i>t'*'vf'l' "" '"" *^" „.',
ocftaton end abo« J& coaplea are on- Uateball and football. WHh the Veta 1 mm," and «w !**«« ••>••„ *EL»*l j
iHM'tod to he preapnt. Jnat a gtm ntiA Coal Crook all ready organlxing! Wallnee doe* trrlit when Mr. twwwww »
time lor the hoi'iey Uoya alon*. with U football learn there l» talk of aUbe prophet «*nm<*i« to mwn and "'^lf*,
rtbo»t a doien enttWer*. who have tak- tity league with the Veta, C«al Cr**k' h'ra p tm *p*4 tot wtt*lt*«f *heoi arti^
*xx n real Interent In the game tbli I an 4 the P. A. A. C Theae three liM iKih* paper, for Mr. AnAototom'
ytmr. team* will make a dandy city league, j tt« like taking mon*y ott the Infanta
Torn inir-Mi'iiloiio viilm* t* <»nly ilii<- l<» tin- l«»*-l «»i «•« *-«riy
i*\ir* U.iit'
■fc'a ***.   * ««VW***** .
Siiiiii! I'.r..v. 11 iii'.uts. I lit	
MiSfl Sw-ci-t Hn.-iiit*., 1» lit , .
lioliin IIixhI'.' Oath, jtktf. . .
\\ Iii'.h i'.i r>t«jt.ii.  '. M>  A .
Vitviii- .Mill:, tails •„» l'..r  ..
I.l'i!)) 's (*,m!mh>. !tfitti«-	
l.iltltv's .\|»i>t'« Hutt.'j*. tin. ...•:.,,.
W.r'iit'f .\{**!<I**H. .'•!!».,.  . .. .
W7: -■i,,;:..'t'iti |{ii!.if !'.. :".i!v, |ni\. .    ,
Ilni» l'','f*l. Hiirl.*y i'if..).. (ut *K   , . .
VV tt u ■'• 1 ** iV" -« .Iimi. I !i». »».'ti>. .
i.t'iiti'iv l.jiUinh'v' Siifiji, U l»nr«.. . . , .
A*.«.nr-i'-i*t Xn'lt" S i«|i, «.;i(-"-ift
**n risji, ■* in, i,ti	
(«•»     *\ lull'    \9t,*',;,l I     ,
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5". I-' *»'	
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.1! Miv<-.| t ' 1 jil. *,,
I itn- Siij?jir Mi\i«l t'itiiiiv.
l.'ilM.f * iMUliT «   11|>», \*t'I"  1»
v i.: u»t i.v i k-tntu  imim. n
\'i*'U*t'tn   M,tr*i.imtAil..iVth
[t.'f llit\
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iltf tt»»iU..!».   |H *    *,, .
ft  »»a   TTr*9tX
H*-rxii'i'iihli' ituitir
T«'e«»d* *,( lin-v nti*l |tr«»w ti Mixttinv
U'h for Suits and Skirt*.
Hosiery Matiufacttiren hiv« i^nt ut 1. linn of Wmtnn'x
Klk Bftat Hoi* (Becondj) to sell «i —  Mr
Hlaffk Only—HtiWi-f Having » >»lt(rht t?aw and havi* l»r»'n r*«-
jnirwl—dr*»j» *liiidt. «*'«•.   Tii»-»«- tt*-**.** *i-*> M.»riu *!.<*» a fiair*
Provision Department
! a-ifi'- If*rrititf. »inall. jur ll*.
l*ii. itt.- Ili'irmtr. !ar*f«», t lb...
Salt Ulack t'«H|   p,,r Hi	
j".ilt H<m1 Malfiwn, ptr ib	
Salt Ilerrititr. I<* Ib. j«iil. . -
f'fc'Mt'tf )*i,ri<   pi"* lb
i'ii*tit«» HuntK. jwr lb. ...   	
t»* ... * . **".. }r-()'*  ^': 11   .,    ■
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\,nrp** ittil |*>.'M<*«, |mt fb>-/. . *
7 1-2
The Trites-Wood Co.
Branches at Ferme, Michel. Natal and Coal Cttpk
w£ yy*¥?
■tVU *f  "  ' t>
•* a
(Continued from page three)
Whereas there are opportunities for a great deal of harm
If letters are inserted in our columns under such anonymous
titles as "Miner," etc., as we did have immediately preceding
the last regular District Election;
Therefore, be it resolved as a policy that no letter appear
in the Ledger attacking the character or integrity of any officer
or member e'-' 3r openly or by inuendo, unless said letter bears
the signature of the writer.
This motion  is not to preclude a member from  writing
anonymously to expose camp conditions, government orders-
in-council, etc., where a member might be discriminated against
by attaching his name to a letter citing objectionable circum-
stauces or conditions.
International Organizer D. Rees:
MOVED and Seconded the adoption.
Delegate Berford directed certain questions relative to the subscription  rate for the District Ledger,  but Editor Lawson  before
going into same suggested that each section and paragraph be taken
up seriatim.   This course was followed.
Article II, Section 1, Paragraph 1.
tho word "Thursday" in third line, and substituting therefor the
word "Friday."
MOVED and Seconded the adoption.
CAHUIEI). k   ..
Article 11, Section,1, Paragraph 2—No change.
ANkk< 11. Section •>—No change.
Article 11, Soctlon 3—No change.
'Article  11. Section  4—No change.
Article M. Section a, Amendment No. 24, submitted by Michel
Local Union No. 'SM —Delete thp figures "$2.00" and insert "$3.00."
rU'X'OMMP-XDATlON OK COMMITTEE:   Your Committee concur in amciidmoui No. 21  that the figures "$2.00" be deleted and
the tiguri's "-fn.00" bo Inserted therefor.
MOVED iuul Seconded the adoption.
Article 11, Section 0.
President's Report for increase in subscription rate. Your Committee refer ibis to the Convention for discussion.
This (jiicstion wna viewed from various angles, but it was finally
^decided that Article 11. Section 6 would remain unchanged.
MOVED and .Seconded the adoption.
Article 11, Section 7—No change.
Article 12, Section 1.
RECOMMENDATION OF COMMITTEE: Your Committee recommend the deletion of* the word "annual," from the fifth and last
lines in this section, and llie substitution therefor of the word
MOVED and Seconded the adoption.
Article .13.
RECOMMENDATION OF COMMITTEE: We recommend the deletion of the yords "April 1st, 1918," and the substitution therefor
of the words and figures ".March 1st, 191U."
Rules of Order—No change. *
Order of Business—No change.
MOVED Livett—Seconded: Thc Report of the*-Constitution Committee as amended as a whole be adopted.
- A recess was taken at 4:35 p.m. and upon re-convening Presidents
"^rgpTu^st^'TlliCrTliF7 C6nvcntioi7~"assume Executive Session.
International Board Member Livett. however, requested before assuming Executive Session that ho be permitted to read an excerpt
from a circular letter just received by him from Frank Farrington,
President of District No. 12. ThiB privilege was accorded and the
following was submitted to the delegation:
"Our goal should be a six-hour day, five days per week, for
all the miners in the United States with no double shift work on
the coal allowed, except as necessity may require, and development
for Increased tonnage should not be considered a necessity. Every
atom of strength of the United Mine Workers of America should
be employed to accomplish that end and then we should strive to
have the government prevent the opening of new operations except
us now operations may be needed to supply the demand for coal,
If this is done every mine worker will then have a decent chance
to earn a decent living and the matter of equalling and adjusting
wages will be easy of accomplishment, and until it is done unemployment and consequent waut and suffering will ever bo present
among the mine workers of thn United States."
President Rings then read the following telegram, wliich relates
to the Paul Hurck controversy:
Ottawa, Ont., Feb. 24th, 1*119.
Thomas IIIbrh.
President. District 18, United Mine Workers of America,
Miners' Convention, Calgary, Alta,
Your telegram 21st reoflvlni? my nttcnilon,   Will bt- uliij to have
forwarded by mall fullest  i»vtilnnc<> of injustice complained of.    1
assure you my co.cjtr-ratlcn.   Will communicate further any develop,
ments.   Heist wishes for successful convention.
TOM  MOOHK, President.
MOVED and Seconded that we assume Executive Hesslon.
Executive Session -4.45 pm. to f»,18 p.m.
Adjournment  wm taken at .VIS p.m.  until !«  VVediieydity,
■February 26th, IMS,
SUteenlh Annual <* invention, l>i*frtrf IS, I'nited Mfni» Wnrfcer« <>*"
America, Calgary, Allterla, February 2tith, IUI®.
(Ripwitci by Fred I J. Perry, I'Vtuio. II.CA
The Convention u^umed open * v^ion at Ubtdi a.m,, Intt matInnut
Oritnniser Irvine m tii.  chitir.
I'elettn'P -Smith moved•-. moruled Thathuk: THAT thive t|i-!e~
g»te;t In- sent to i« pr'-.-'iit District is at the IndiiinuHt* I'ltUcy Committee i-■*-'.ing nml that the incoming IWith'nt of tht* IlintnVt in*
one of ti->r*  .!<>!«»t*att':.*.
MONT.It  'Sytat'   Hvctiiihil  1'ayiie, u><  un aiin't>«li,e-nt.:     THAT
any titth-ili •<**:'*.1 .*
until tlt«* fut) «
lhf»lr tw*|*rvtiv-
The a^-..',i.|riii'»i! ■
'(»,.. rvi/*»   .fl   ;■     .
Nunii.a'it*!. "*■-■!'
earning I'rXidt-n'i, we;
Slemlwr V.'ba'i
f\l9*9-lf*        1*       ,t .-,',,.*.*.*.**
it**"    1*  %-1   lt*r'*,oi*t>T't ■
Mhr. K. I.tver.
The Chair then nnnoumril that tlw- In.-sine-, h-**-.
tmm wn* the coimwleratton of tns^'-Htwwii**-- (t«*«rirA.»,
MOVED J<t»*rtar-~•Seond»tl (r*- "Th** t»*>tn>« l.idt*«»-'*l:
■Mutti'fy i»*iatl»i*«*':*, and mm* in lu» «*«i for 'b* upfc««'p of ihe
MOVED EwtMim—-Kvrondeit 1'ayn-*:    THAT an ettnennnmt It*
mpm m*k m*mb»r In IHstrirt I* of l" rent* fir tnmih e«fh
fm th* runt twelve mmtha
A r*r? timothy diwwmhm em tht* tfii**il*n fi-ftowwf, vrtn*n It. *\-i- •
MOVED MtS*l*-~'.**ooA*A fitter tm n mimitnte motion tovet*
lm )h* «W'l •   TII IT ibitt Ar.)t..ff>*h't, /fnf>.-,-".' - **?«*■ f'x -y.iir.c
to mW¥ WM>mtnttiU for Ihrttt mmlhn, tmimog my tdebeit that with!
«Mi itt cMMMCifen with ll* pwMisMnf ot "TW IHstrtrf IMperA
BtfHnr lowmm tbm ottromtrd minto twtormnikm witli rvg»*r«l to
uitrtl ■AvAnptotPti 'm mmwikm with "the IMtt-rkt LtAgerA mhto
> 'lesfrfnif -reuW »entl ft tlflepraft* nfth thU i-.immlJti-i-
■df-l V:
:■**•*.« ,,i eiphl were nomlna**-*!. y
<l'-!f-!;;tt ,.
' ■ ''is" ftiit to a X'ti',1' :\tl*
*.'■  ih,u-t    i'„"*tn'tllM-,  in nddiiinn "* 't:''   ifl
11-. r»  tam'.-,  ur-'i  J-telecnte  ,*«'tl.-.rt;if  nitl  tl-nflfd
f r'ifd v.i i*.» 'ih' nut'.
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MOVED Johnston—Seconded Thachuk:    THAT all future arrangements. £or moving, closing down or selling "The District Ledger"
plant be left exclusively in the hands of the Executive Board.
Delegate Basetti then addressed the Convention, pointing out
conditions arising at Coalhurst in connection with the employment of
Asiatics, and suggested that the Convention go emphatically on record
as excluding this class of labor from the Organization and working
in or about the mines.
International Organizer Irvine delivered a very intelligent address in support of Delegate Basetti's suggestion, pointing out from
past experience in the United Mine Workers' organization how detrimental tliis class of labor had been and the utter impossibility of '
reaping any benefit by favoring the organization of Asiatics in the
U.M.W. of A.
ADJOURNMENT was taken at 12.20 until 1.30 p.m.
The Convention reconvened at 2 p.m., President Biggs in the
Delegate Berford requested a correction in the records of the
Proceedings—Eighth Day wherein he was recorded as seconding the
adoption of Resolution No. 59.   Reference to the records substantiated
Delegate Bcrford's contention, as Delegate Beard seconded the adop-
; tion of this resolution. n
MOVED Rees—Seconded Johnston: THAT we go on record as
being in favor of equal pay for equal work without regard to sex or
This motion arose out of the discussion relative to Asiatics employed in various camps in the District. Delegates Basetti, Wheatley
and Crothers discussed this question, when it Was:
MOVED International Organizer Irvine—Seconded: THAT this
Convention goes on record as being emphatically opposed to the introduction of Orientals into the mine or their entry into the country,
Following some further discussion relating to this topic:
'„ MOVED   International  Organizer   Irvine—Seconded   Wheatley:
THAT the District Executive Board and the Policy Committee be instructed to do everything in their power to eliminate Orientals from
working in and around the mines.
CARRIED. '■[■*'■ '
MOVED Cacchioni—Seconded Thachuk: THAT greetings be conveyed ,,'from this Convention to our brethren in England who are
struggling for the overthrow of the monstrous octopus of capitalism,
hoping that the day be near when through co-operation, all workers
will be able to enjoy the fruits of their labor.
CARRIED. ,     '
MOVED Cacchioni—Seconded.Browne;   THAT greetings be conveyed from this Convention to the Russian Soviet and all the workers
of Jtussia struggling for the same millenium, to the complete elimination of the capitalistic system.
Upon the suggestion of Secretary Browne for expression of opinion from tlie Convention as to a uniform rate per diem to be charged
for expenses, it was finally passed that this be based at the rate of
$4 per day.
MOVED ftces—Seconded:   THAT this District Executive Board
send a representative to the convention of the United Farmers' Association or any other such   convention where the aims and ideals of
the membership would be furthered.
MOVED Potter—Seconded:   THAT the Editor of "The District
Ledger" attend .the Western Conference, to be held in Calgary on
March 13th, in the interests of District 18.
Nominations for the place in Which to hold the next Convention
resulted in the following places being placed in nomination:
Edmonton. , _____
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The choice by an overwhelming majority favored Calgary.
MOVED Lawson—Seconded Rees:    THAT the thanks of this
Convention be extended to the Press for their publicity given to this
Convention and for the unprecedented impartiality of their reports.
Re Special Resolution No. 59: Relative to request from Cooks'
and Waiters' Union.
MOVED and Seconded:   THAT this request be endorsed by the
Convention and the matter turned over to thc District   Executive
Board for further consideration.
MOVED and Seconded;   THAT a grant of $25 be made from
District funds for thc Janitor.
MOVED an! Seconded: THAT we adjourn sine die.
ADJOURNMENT taken at 3.04 p.m.
"t. see you are,"~saia aarzan, -out i
know you so well that I can scarcely,
believe that your beiug on the same
boat with me is purely a coincidence.
If I could believe it the fact that you
are in disguise would immediately disabuse my mind of any sucb idea."
"Well," growled Rokoff with a shrug.
"1 canuot see what yoii are goiug to
do about it. The vessel tiles the Eug-
lisb flag. 1 bave as much right ou
board ber as you, and from the fact
tliat you are booked under an assumed
name I imagiue that 1 have mure
right." ,
"We will not discuss it, Rokoff. All
1 wanted to say to you is tliatyou must
keep away from Miss Strong—she Is a
decent woman."
Hokoff turned scarlet
"If you don't I shall pitch you overboard," coutlntied Tarzan. "Do not
forget that I am Just waiting for some
excuse." Then be turned on his heel
and left Rokoff standing there trem-
bliug with suppressed rage.
He did not see llie man again for
days, but Rokoff wns not idle. In his
stateroom with l.'iuilvitoli he fumed
nnd swore, threatening the most terrible of revenges.
"I would throw bim overboard tor
night." he cried, "were I sure that,,
those papers were not on his person. I
cannot chance pitching theni into the
ocean with him. If yon were not such
a stupid coward. Alexis, you would
tind a way to enter his stateroom and
search for the documents."
I'aiilvitcli smiled. "You are supposed
to lie the brains of this partner!---hi p. my
dear Nikolas." he replied. "Why do
you not tind the'menus to search M.
Caldwi'll's stalcrouiii. eh?"
Two hours later fate was kind to
theni, for Piiulvitcb, who was erer ou
the watch, saw Tarzan leave his room"
without lockinu the door. live minutes later Itokolf was stationed where
he could give the alarm in ease Tarzan
returned, and Paulvltch was deftly
searching the contents of the ape-
man's luggage. .
He was about to give up In despair
wben lie saw a coat which Tarzan hnd
just removed; A moment later he
grasped an official' ™irp)ntip in hia_
iiand. A quick glance at its contents
brought a broad smile to the Russian's
When he left the stateroom Tarzan
himself could not have told that on article in it bad been touched, because
Paulvltch was a past master in his
chosen field.
After Miss Strong bad gone below
that night Tartan stood leaning over
the rail looking far out to sea. Erery
night be bad done tbla since he had
come on board. Sometimes he stood
thus for an boor. And tbe eyes tbat
bad been watching bis every move-
ment since be bad boarded tbe ship at
Algiers knew tbat this waa bis bablt
Even as be stood tbere tbls nlgbt
those eyee were on him. Presently tbe
last straggler bad left the deck, It waa
The Russian Land Law
(Prom tlit* New York Nation.)
Tin- rulloivitijr "Kundaiiit'iitui Law of iun of the Lii nil"
in KiiHKia went into .'flVef in Sejilrmhi'i*. 101K, ivjtluciitj,' the earlier
mid liriefW hittul |)«'<rtvf of X.iveiiiluT 7, 1H17.
General Provisions
At •ti>-!»- 1. Ail jHojM-tt v rijrliis in Iho I.iinl. tivii.siir«N of the ijirtlt. I
valeis. fttivMU nud ii!:til.ii<t>>!ilu! natural resoinvf.s within tlie lioiiiitl--1
i»ri<'K«il' the Ktissiim Ft'< lent let! Soviet Htpiililie nro :i!nilisho«|,
Ai'iifii* 2.   Tin- l.ititt jiit-M* uv.-r to the use ni" tin- entire laboring
" "'-'7-,■■■::', ,.;,;.   , ,j. ),-*.,,mil, njicii or M'eivt, lo the loniir-IM
.MJi!0'>* hi"
AllieJe -I. Tile I1J4I!; lo Use tile lllllil ilHoil-tM lo HttlM" who (ill it
Ity tlie:*' own lulior. with file <'\eoj.-tjo|i of N|>e.*!<tl eases eoVet'eil Ity
till*  •'••i-!*4,e
Arti'-Je I,   The riirM to use tl
il  ejiilll'it   lie   limited  llV   Sr\,
ivlitfioii, nationality, or foreign eJ5i/»u*liijt.
Art tile .'i.    The Milt-sotrfaee <l»«jt.i»ii«..
flin<lit>tt<-'il;il  ii.iliirn! t-e-Miillvi-s a.i   ;il   the  .
"heir    eftaf.lef- r'<    i'i th.'1    eoll.'Ky.    jll'oViiieii;
,.*.,,,,,.   „o,lH' r»« dent | iMH pitch y.v e**r*
wait ij*.  ami j h.*'d."
ter (,1'ililttf   to;
** •* ,if>■! ,;:    tiii.Ji r l!.i   . imii>.i •
•on a ihI uttlixntit it of ihf- Hiiiisii
lie   forests,
,   n-nioual
ihe 111 I It).    Tlif illtliltMl
,ne (|et»osif«. wrttt'im nml
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1 loimu.
v»r> aeii^iittul man
The day dragged heavily. When M.
Tbiiran stopped again to chat with her
in the a fteruoou she welcomed the
break in the day's monotony. But she
had begun to: become seriously concerned about Caldwell's continued absence. Presently she broached the subject to Al. Thurau. Hud be seen Mr.
Caldwell today?   He had not.   Why?
"He was not at breakfast as usual,
nor have 1 seen lilm once since yesterday," explained the girl.
M. Tbiiran was extremely solicitous.
"I did not have the pleasure of Intimate acquaintance with Mr. Caldwell,"
he said. "He seemed a most estimable
gentleman, however. Cau it be that
he Is Indisposed and bas remained In
his stateroomV it would not be
"No," replied the girl; "it would not
be strange, of course, but for some Inexplicable reason I have one of those
foolish feminine presentiments tbat all
Is not right with Mr. Caldwell. It Is
the strangest feeling. It Is as though
I knew tbat he was not on board the
M. Thuran laughed pleasantly. "Mercy, my .'dear'Miss Strong!" he said.
"Wbere in the world could he be then?
We have not been within sight of land
for days."
"Of course It is ridiculous of me/'
she admitted. And then: "But I am
not going to worry about It any longer.
I ant goihg to find out where Mr. Caldwell Is," And she motioned to a passing steward.
"That may be more difficult than you
Imagine, my dear girl," thought M.
Thuran. but aloud he said. "By all
"Find Mr. Caldwell, please." she said
to the steward, "and tell bim that bis
friends are much worried by his continued absence."
"You are very fond of Mr. Caldwell?"
suggested M. Thuran.
"I think be is splendid." replied tbe
girl. "And mamma is perfectly infatuated with bim."
A minute later the steward returned
to say that Mr. Caldwell waa_notJn^la
"I iKipe that w»> mIkiii he Mine to con-
lit'lle mil- iieiiintllltMliee,   -.lie snid. *'?ou
hin^t '"Ul ii|>ii:i iii.-i'.Miim .-mil nie <i« shod
'is we 11 iv settled "
M t'i'oii-hu wn> ii-eM-rMed at llie pros-
ueet   Hint   lost   iio   lillle   III   snyillg  SO.
Mrs. stmiii! wiw im? iiiiit'.- so favorably
.tiijii'essi'it In  iti'<i -i- her rtitinrhter
"1 do not kii.u wlii- 1 chimin distrust him." slip snid to IIh-zpI one day
as they were discussing him. "He
seems a perfect geutleinau in every respect, but sometimes there is something about his eyes-ti fleeting expression which I caunot describe, but
which wheu 1 see ii gives me a very
uncanny feeling."
The girl laughed. "You are a' silly
dear, mamma," she said. ;
"I suppose so. but I am sorry that
we have not poor Mr. Caldwell for
company instead"
"And 1, too." replied ber daughter.
M. Thuran became a frequent visitor
at the home of Hazel Strong's uncle
in Cape Town. At length, feeling the
moment propitious, he proposed. Miss
Strong was startled. She did not know
what to say.
"I bad never thought that you cared
for me in such a way," she told him*
"I have looked upou you always as a
very dear friend. I shall not give you
my answer uow. Forget that you have
asked me to be your wife, Let us go
on as we have been-then 1 can consider yon from au eutirely different
angle for a time. It may be that I
shall discover that my feeling for yoo
Is more tban friendship. I certainly
have not thought for a moment that I
loved you."
This arrangement was perfectly satisfactory to Af. Thurau. Ho deeply regretted that he had been hasty, but he
had loved her for so long a time and
so devotedly that he thought that every
one must know it.
"From the first ilnie that I, saw yoo.
Hazel," he said. "I bave loved you. I
am willing to wait, for 1 am certain
tbat so great and pure a love as mine
Will be rewarded. All that 1 care to
know is that you do not love another.
Will you tell me?"
"1 have never been in love In my
life," she replied and he was quite satisfied. On the way home that nlgbt he
purchased a steam yacht and built a
$1,000,000 villa ou the Black sea.
The next day Hazel Strong enjoyed
one of tbe happiest surprises of her
life—she ran face to face upon Jane
Porter lis she was coming out of a
jeweler's shop.
"Why, Jane Porter!" she exclaimed.
"Where In the world did you drop
from?   Why, I can't believe my own
"Well, of all things!" cried tbe equal-
ly astonished Jane. "And here 1 bave
been wasting whole reams of perfectly
good Imagination picturing you ln Baltimore—the very Idea!" And she threw
ber arms about ber friend once more
and kissed ber a dozen times.
By tbe time mutual explanations bad
been made Hazel knew that Lord Ten-
stateroom. "I cannot find him, Aliss
Strong. and"-he hesitated—"I have
learned that bis berth was not occupied last nlgbt. I think that 1 bad better report the matter to tbe captain."
"Alost assuredly," exclaimed Miss
Strong. "I shall go with you to tbe
captain myself."
It waa a very frightened young woman and an excited steward who presented themselves before tbe captain a
few moments later. He listened to
tbelr stories in silence, a look of concern marking bis expression as tbe
steward assured bim tbat be bad
sought for tbe missing passenger in
every part of tbe ship tbat passengers
might be expected to frequent
The captain ordered an Immediate
and thorough search of Uie entire ship
from stem to stern-no nook <u cranny
was to be overlooked. It waa a full
hour later tbat tbe Hint ottlcer returned
to report tbe outcome of the search.
"Mr. Caldwell Is not ou board, sir,"
be said.
"1 fear tbat tbere la something mora
serious tban accident here, Mr. Brent-
ly," said tlie captain. "1 wlsb that you
Town for at least a week's stay and at
the end of tbat time wns to continue
on her voyage, this time up tbe west
coast, and so back to England, "where,"
concluded Jane, "1 am to be married."
"Then you are not married yet?*
asked Hazel.
"Not yet," replied Jane, and then
quite Irrelevantly, "I wish England
were a million miles from here."
Visits were exchanged between tbe
yacht and Basel's relatives, Dinner*
were arranged and trips Into tbe surrounding country to entertain tbe visitors, M. Thuran was a welcome guest
at every function. He gave a dinner
himself to tbe men of tbe party and
managed to ingratiate himself in the
good will of Lord Tennlngton by many
little acts of hospitality.
M. Thuran bad heard dropped a hint
of something whleb might result froni
this unexpected visit of Lord Tcnnlng-
ton's yacht, and be wanted to be counted ln on It Once wben be was alone
with the Englishman be took occasion
to make it quite plain that his engagement to Mitts Strong was to be announced Immediately upon tbelr return
would make a personal and very caro-   *» America.  "But not a word of It, my
_   . .    . . ....        ... ..* Tjituiln-a'-t-An.  hAl u   ttm*H it* tt **
till exumluatiou of Mr. Caldwell's ef
fects, tu ascertalu If tbere Is auy clew
to n motive either for suicide or murder-sift tbe thing to the bottom."
"Aye, uye. sir!" responded Mr. Brent-
ty, and left to commence bis Investigation.
lluxol strong wat prostrated. Por
two days she did not leave ber cabin,
ami when sb* finally ventured on deck
she was very wan and white, witb
great, dark circles bcuesth her eyea.
Shortly after ber first appearance on
deck following the tragedy, M. Thuran
ji4iw.U U'f *tiu lunuy ei press tons of
! kindly solicitude.
i    *'Oh. hut It l« terrlWe. Miss Rtwng,"
j he ssld.  "I cannot rid my mind of It"
The girl rotild not help but feel grate-
dear Teunlnglou; not n word of It"
Tbe nest day It came. Airs. Strong,
Basel and M, Thunin were 1-ord Ten-
nlngton's guests aboard his yucbt Mra.
Strong had been telling tbem bow
much mIiv had enjoyed her visit at
Cape Town and thai «he regretted that
a letter just received from ber attorney* tn Baltimore had necessitated ber
cutting her visit shorter thnn they bad
"Wben do you sail?" asked Tennlng-
•Tbe Knit of the week, I think." she
"lodmir exclaimed M. Tbunn. "I
am very fortunate I. tw, have found
thot I must return at oa*e, and uow 1
shall have Ibe honor of accompanying
foi to bim fer bla kind words.   He was j a*lJ*rf1ll,l,,/WM'.        .. -«.
with ner often-almost constantly for I   nm '• ,,k*of J™1' M *&«««>• *•
the remainder of the voyage-Hind she
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.f.mtfnui'J <m yaiic wv^uj ->hv    aii* msm^i **m Am »t*f*f
grew to like bim rery mucb Indeed.
i M. Thurai! bad iMrned that tbe heautl-
: ful MU* Wrong or llsltlmore waa an
i Auwrhan la-iniw-s very wr«ltliy girl
I in ht-r own right, and with future proe*
, ihi u that finite took bla breath away.
, it had itf-wu M. Thuran'a Inteutlon ta
j leave tbe ship at lhe flmt port they
; «••-:*■ 'i-tl .-.tut the *l^*i«t*t»i»iic» mtTnr*
1 mn IHd h* n#t Irtve In his coat
, ihjcM tbe thing be bad taken pasMg*
u|«»n ilil* very heat ta obtain? Tbere
-, wm ut'tbluK ummt« le 4*tmtn Mm Item
Hi* t.iitid not return to the continent
. lust tom..i«l* thut he tulntit to«rd tke
Dm triprwe for St IVtembonr
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i Th«l American fortune was ip* to tw
: *w*md at, ner was lt.spuws—ora wbtt
trim attractive.
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. tmtmm tn tw.  ivrewiMirg,"    And Im
».ftikl. too. with llr jwaMaaee et Imt
- mttrrftance.
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j »•**• milSon d«tlar», he dttteetemt that
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* ***tt w  litnrnn ««»t** I* Uwta mum
lilh-tl Mrs Mtrouc. "I am sure that
we shall be glad lo place vurselrea un-
ilS>r your pnttvetion." But In the toot
torn ot Iter heart was the wish tbat
die* lutein tmmiH* lilm. Why, she
nMild ttot lmr» fold.
lit .lute." elMiiiintetl l-ofd Trnitlng-
inn » iiieiiiiiii ister- "Hully Idea, hy
"V- •*.* i'c5,«*«5t,,"t«jrft, i»| %n/ni,am.' VeOIMr-
fd ••t.iytim -li mtMt U u htilly idm
tt >.»t im.I ii. Mit what ts ttr
•llu to i.iki« Mn Mtrung and lliae
Mioua, mnl tiimi'mu. tuw, If He 11 com*,
a* rar a« SCiiulttud with tw on tbe
tun 'if .Vu'ttt. hMiv-| tlui « nithttI And
**''H will tli«> Ut-»f ttt the we*, nr nrt*
■■tim-i tntitr itiHi mum ywnr rtMiiewitJfSsr*,
* im
•"Mt-t-ej-, Liii-.ii TenatlttgiuM. yoo
iuiv*Mi't e**w tttt*n m an etuwtrtwio'tf
to ti.snk ymi, mittHb Mwa deride whrtb-
t-r we nhflll he able t» areept jmtir iswn-
•MM Iftf W^flnfl * tri tit Mr*   at',.""
-Why, ot nmrae ymlt tvmA ro
-f»i><M Tmninffton "We'll omhm m
4'«*id time as any I'NiMtfnfwr li-tiat. nnd
tm'tl tw f»l»y n* rwnfnrtaWe. and sny-
way, tro all want ;»« and won't take
no fer an anasrer."
And an tt wm settled tkat the* »h<wM
•si) the following Umotaf.
Twn dey. nwt the gfrls were «rm««
tm Hswt a eaWn -looking at tmm mitPa
mm nnn mm nwafa in vnpn tswa*
flNty matmrwtAt nb tk* |4rt««*s eke
hut taken slace she bed left Aomtto.
-An* bers.* said Utial suddenly.
mvi ■ sna ynn nnnw. ewer tetmm,
I tmm m qfnea IntcmK*! taUap yet*
n.h«il ■/
0.,   MARCH   21,   1919
to think of it when we ivor-p louwuer.
She wns holding the little print -n ihat
Jane did not see the fnep of ihe ii.-un il
"His mime was John Caldwell." run-
tinned Hazel   "Do you reenll him? He j
said that ho met you in America.  He is j
an Enjilistiui.-in."        "        ' i
"1 do uot recollect the namo." replied j
.lane.  "Let nie see the picture."
"The poor fellow was lost overboard
on our trip down the coast." slie said as
she handed tlie print to ,lane.
"Lost over— Why, Hazel, Hazel—
don't tell ine that he is dead—drowned
*   -"The poor fellow was lost overboard."
at sea!" And before the astonished
Miss Strong could catch her Jane Porter bad slipped to tbe floor In a swoon.
After Hazel had restored her chum
to consciousness she sat looking a i ler
for a long time before either spoke.
"1 did not know. Jane," said Hazel
ln a constrained voice, "that you knew
Mr. Caldwell so Intimately that his
death should prove sucb a shock to
"John Caldwell?" questioned Miss
Porter, "You do not mean to tell me
that you do not know who this man
was, Hazel?"
"Why. yes, Jane: 1 know perfectly
well wbo be was—bis name was John
Caldwell; he was from Loudon."
"Oh. Hazel. I wish I could believe It"
moaned the girl. "I wish I could believe It, but those features are burned
so deep Into my memory and my heart
that I should recognize them anywhere
In the world from among a thousand
 oiHefff""Wbo™EIgBt appear identical to
any ono but me."
"What do you mean. Jane?" cried
Hazel, now thoroughly alarmed. "Who
do you think tt Is?"
"I don't think, HazeL I know that
tbat is a picture of Tarzan ot the
eany part or tne voyage aim  «uu-u
they could not clearly translate into
the precursors of some grim and ter-  \
I'ible tragedy to come. \
Nor did the croakers have long to ■
wait.    The   second   uiRht    after   the
drowning of the mate the little yn-.-ht  ;
was suddenly  wracked from stem to :
stern.   About 1 o'clock iu the morning \
there was a terrific impact that threw j
the slumbering quests- and crew from |
bunk  nnd   berth.   A   mighty  shudder j
ran  through  the  frail  craft: she lay
far  over  to   starboard;   the   engines
stopped.    For   a   moment   she   liujig
there with her decks at nn angle of
forty-five degrees—then, with a sullen,
rending sound she slipped back into
the sea and-righted.
Instantly the meu rushed upon deck,
followed closely by the women. The
night was densely,b'.-tcn. lhough there
was little or no sea. Just olf the port
bow a dim black mass could be discerned floating low in tlie water.
"A derelict," was the terse explanation of the officer of the watch.
Presently the engineer hurried on
deck in. search of the captaiu.
"That patch we put ou the cylinder
head's blown out. sir," he reported,
"and she's malclu' water fast for'ard on
the port bow."
An instant later a seaman rushed up
from below.
"My Gawd!" he cried. "Her whole
bleedln' bottom's ripped out She can't
float twenty minutes."
"Shut up!" roared Tennington. "Ladies, go below and get some of your
things together. It may not be so bad
as that but we may bave to take to
the boats. It will be safer to be prepared. Go at once, please. And, Captain Jerrold, send some competent man
below, please, to ascertain the exact
extent of the damage. In the meantime I might suggest tbat you bare
the boats provisioned."
The calm low voice of the owner did
much to reassure the entire party, and j
a moment later all were occupied with i
tbe duties be hud suggested.   By the
time the ladles had returned to the deck
The heat of tne sun awose uim wiriy
in the forenoon. His first conscious
sensation was of thirst, which grew
almost to the proportions of suffering
with full returning consciousness, but
a moment later lt was forgotten iu the
joy of two almost simultaneous discoveries. The first was a mass of wreckage floating beside the derelict, in the
midst of which, bottom up, rose and
fell an overturned lifeboat. Tho other
wns the faint, dim line of a far distant
shore showing on tha horizon in the
east     ■  "
Tarzan dove Into the water nnd
swam around the wreck to the life-
hunt. The cool ocean refreshed bim
almost as iniicli as would a draft of
water, so that it was with renewed
vigor that lie brought the smaller boat
(Continued from page six)
Article li. The land depaiina'nt.s ut the local and central Suv-j
iots are thus entrusted with the equitable apportionment oi' the land,
i-mmig the working agricultural population, and with the productiva |
utilization oi' tin- natural rosuurc-?■*..    They also haw- the i'uHov/iug.
duties: ■ !
» _ ;
(a) Creating favorable conditions fur th'e .development; oi the!
productive forces oi tbe country by increasing tin- fertility of the
land, improving agricultural to-liiii<],ue, and, finally raising tbe stand-!
.•nl of agricultural knowledge among the laboring population.
(b) Creating a surplus of iamb*, of agricultural value. '
Your Money
is Safe in
(A,    Developing various branches of agricultural industry, siu-h
alongside the derelict and after many j r.s gardening, cattle-breeding, dairying, etc
herculean  efforts succeeded in  dragging it on to lhe slimy ship's bottom.
j There he righted and examined it.
The boat was quite sound nnd a moment later Boated upright alougside
tlie wreck. Then Tarzan selected several pieces of wrecUage that might answer him as paddles aud presently was
making good headway toward the far
otT shore.
It was late In the afternoon by the
time he came close enough to distinguish objects on land or to make out
the contour or the shore line. Before
tiim lay what appeared to be the en-
trauce to a little, landlocked harbor.
The wooded point to the north was
strangely familiar. Could it be possible that fate bad thrown bim up at
tbe very threshold of his own beloved
jungle! But as tbe bow of bis boat entered the mouth of tbe harbor the last
shred of doubt was cleared away, for
there before bim upon the farther
shore, under tbe shadows of his primeval forest, stood his own cabin—built
before bis birth by the band of his
long dead father, John Clayton, Lord
Grey stoke.
With long sweeps of his giant muscles Tarzan sent tbe little croft speeding toward the beach.   Its prow had
the rapid provisioning of the boats bad i scarcely touched when the ape-man
been about completed, and a moment j ,e,,Ped t0 shore-his heart beat fart In
later the officer who had gone below ^oy a^ exultation as each long famtl
had returned to report But his opinion was scarcely needed to assure the
huddled group of men and women that
the end of tbe Lady Alice was at band.
"Well, sir?" said the captain as bla
officer hesitated.
"I dislike to frighten the ladles, sir,"
he said, 1'but she can't float a dozen
minutes, in my opinion.  There's a bole ''-
iar object came beneath his roving
eyes—the cabin, the beach, the little
brook, tbe dense jungle, tbe black, impenetrable forest The myriad birds
lu their brilliant plumage; the gorgeous
tropical blooms upon the festooned
creepers falling ln great loops from the
gtnnt trees.
Tarzan of the Apes had come Into
The Wreck ..of the Lady Alloa.
CANNOT be mistaken," Jane
continued. "Ob, Hazel, are you
sure tbat be is dead? Can there
be no inlatake?"
"I am afraid not, my dear," answered Basel sadly. "I wish I could think
that you aro mistaken, but now a hundred and one little pieces of corroborative evidence occur to me tbat meant
nothing to me while 1 thought that be
was John Caldwell of London. Be aald
tbat he bad been born tn Africa and
educated In Franca"
"Yes; that would be true," murmured
Jane Porter dolly.
"The flrit officer, who searched hit
luggage, found nothing to Identify John
Caldwell of London. Practically all hit
belonging* bad been mado or purchased In Parla. Everything tbat bore nn
Initial waa marked nllbnr witb a T
alone or witb 'J. C. T.' Wo thought
tbat bo waa traveling Incognito under
bk flrtt two names, tbo J. a standing
toe Jeho OeldwoU."
"Sanaa of tht Apt took tbt aaat
Jean C. Tartan," aald Jaat ta tbt aaat
OiOhpt mooetoM. "Aad bt It dead!
Ob, Haiti, It la horrible! Ha died all
•laat la tbli terrible ootaal It ta tta-
MtofaMt tbat tbat brave bant ibtoM
bave cms* to bttt; tbat tbooo mighty
orasdaa an (joist aid told foreran
that bt who wat tht pafsoatflcattoa ot
Ittt tad baaJth aad nualy ttrtagth
eboaM bt tht pny ef slimy, crawling
thtaas; thar- Bat aht eaold ft at
farther, aad, with a Httl* moan, aht
r bsad la bar ansa aad sank
oobbtag tt tht door.
Par daya Mlat Porter was III aad
weaM tat at oat eta** Baatt aad tht
Catthfal ■emerald*. Wbm at last aht
ttmt ta dtck an wait ttraek bf tba
sad ebangt that bad taken place lo bar.
•ha wai at kmnr tht alert tlvaetoao
American Matty wbo bad cbartaad
and delighted all who camo la contact
with bar. Instead aht tno t tort
40tet and aad little girl, with aa *»•
prsaskm of boaelfoo wtttfuloem that
ooat bat Basel itrveg ceald Interpret
Tbo entire party strata thoir utawtt
to cheer and amuse her. but all to no
avail. Omastoitalty the Jolly Lord Tea-
iilnototi would wring n won smile from |
tier, hut for tbe mon part ado «at with j
Al.   t, .1 ,»   I.,*.'.*,....   *v«.   9t*..r»m  4M« MMI.
Wlrti tno** fiii-iitr'' IViK"-* nnc tutu
fortune atter amitm swmed to attack
the rsHM.. First at mttt* twott
down, and they drifted tor two days
while temporary repair* were twlog
. .,,*,.,    *n ,.*•<   i • *. ■**   »»--*i.*t- »»><.". »>«
stum* that carried overbusid Warty
everything above duels jl»»t wa* port-
'   able.   iMwr tw»» <>f ilie sfftunen fell to
' -ftghtlrt!? In the l'-m-*'tt*ii*. with the re-
*aft lhat mm <»f them «n» l>adly wounded wiih a hftife ami the taber had to tat
rm Ib lr*»tt«    Tim,. i„ ftp tf**» ellmnt,
tit*. itt*«l# Mi m*'t***.ii*l *tl ."ihi attO
■tfttit tlrtWrned tteftre heljv rwittt mtrb
W!*i    "Use Ji »chi i-riiS**-'*.*-*! »i*-e-l '1** -tf*n4
fwr ten It'tur*. bnt im atpa ot tbe man
u-n* • •*•■%' vttr.'- "if .h*i:vy.-*tv4 tnm
■'ihi.' d--'*.' lm,* lb*' **-;•<
t'strj mt-nttwr of tht m* and gnesta
nl. A'.ft;:) mu,) 4'; *- *'*) *fJ«* iham
-,,,-r,K .*.* -..i.r.*i"?*■>*,***    itt wvn* tpfr*».
" manti,* ut *««•#* iw tmrnnmmt Mm mm
(-.ip-fvlnH)' in* ttt tht tseomtm OrtM TO
..-Ali-wl all nocU «»f iM'tiWe outtaa »»d
*:».-,„*,.. th*. bad nKKnirfi mrioo tlie
in her you could drive a bally cow  bls own again, and that all the world
through, sir." i might  know It  he  threw  back  his
For five mlnntes the Lady Alice had ' y°unS head and gave voice to the
been settling rapidly by the bow. At flerce- w,ld challenge of his tribe.   For
ready her stern loomed high in air, and  a  moment silence reigned upon the
foothold on the deck was of the moat' JUDS'e, and then, shrill  and weird,
precarious nature.   She carried four ; came an answering challenge.   It was
boats, and these were all filled aad   Sabor. **"> «*«• and «>• deeP roar of
lowered away in safety.  As they pull- j Numa« the lion- a"d from * S1*114 dls"
ed rapidly from the stricken little ves- i •«■»«• falntJy tht- 'eareome answering
sei Jane Porter turned, to have ono I hollow of ^^V^ _________
■lBst-tooK^rH5K'TusrEBe51^«^ie i iarffln went to tBoTrwkflrst and
a loud crash and an ominous rumbling B'oked his thirst Then he approach-
and pounding from the heart of tibo ; ed his-cabin. The door was stIU closed
ship—her machinery had broken loose ; and latched as be and D'Arnot had left
and was dashing its way toward tbe **• He raised the latch and entered,
bow, tearing out partitions and bulk- j Nothing had been disturbed. Tbere
heads as it went The stern rose rapid- ! w*re *be toble> the b^ and &* uttle
ly high above tliem. For a moment aba crib bu!,t by Wa '«ther: the shelves
seemed to pause there, a vertical shaft  Bnd ewphoards just as tbey had stood
' for over twenty-three years; just as he
had left them nearly two years before.
His eyea satisfied, Tansan'a stomach
began to call aloud for attention. Tbe
paogs of bunger suggested a search for
food. There was nothing In the cabin,
nor bad be aby weapons; but upon a
wall hung one of his old grass ropes.
It bad been many times broken and
(d) Accelerating the transition l'l-oni the old uiiiu-.oductive sys-i
tem oi' field cultivation to the new productive one (.tmdei- -various-
climates), by a proper distribution of the laboring population in!
various parts oi' tlie country. j
(ti) Developing collective homesteads in agriculture* (in preference to individual homesteads) as the most profitable system of saving labor and material, with a view to passing on to Socialism.
Article 12. The appointment of land among the laboring population is to be carried on on the basis of each one's ability to till it
and in accordance with local conditions, so that the production and
consumption standard may not compel some peasants to work beyond their strength; and at the same time it should give them sufficient means of subsistence.
Article 13.   Personal,, labor js   the   general   and   fundamental
source of the right to use the land for agricultural purposes. In addition, the organs of the Soviet power, with a view to raising the
agricultural standard (by organizing model farms or experimental
fields) are permitted to borrow from the surplus land fund (formerly
belonging to the Crown, monasteries, ministers, or land-owners) certain plots and to work them by labor paid'by the state. Such labor
is subject to the general rules of workmen's control.
Article 14. All citizens engaged in agricultural work are to be
insured at the expense of the state 'against old age;-'sickness, or injuries which incapacitate tliem.
Article 15. All incapacitated agriculturists and the members
of their families who are unable to work are to be cared for by the
organs of the Soviet power.
Article 16. Every agricultural homestead is to be insured against
fire, epidemics among cattle, poor crops, dry weather, hail, etc., by
means of mutual Soviet insurance.
Article 17. Surplus profits, obtained on account of the natural
fertility of the land or on account of its location near markets, are
to be turned over for the benefit of social needs to the organs of the
Soviet power.
Article 18. The trade in agricultural machinery and in seeds is
monopolized by the organs of the Soviet power.
Article 19. The grain trade, internal as well as export, is to be
a state monopoly.
Buy now for $4.02
Sell 1st day of 1924
for $5.00
Government Security
Your W-S-.S. can bc registered to secure you against
loss by theft, fire or otherwise.
Thrift Stamps cost 25 cents each.
Sixteen on a Thrift Card represent
$£.00 in the purchase of a War-
Savings Stamp.
Directory of U.M.W. of A.
Headquarters, 316 Beveridge Building, Calgary, Alta.
President, Tom Biggs. Vice-President, P. M. Christopher,
Seeretary-Treasurer, Ed. Browne
protruding from the bosom of the
ocean, an* then swiftly she dove bead
foremost beneath tbe waves.
In one of tbe boats the brave Lord
Tenninffton had wiped a tear from bin
eye. He bad not seen a fortune ln
money go down forever into tbe aea,
but a dear, beautiful friend whom iu
had loved.
At last the long night broke and a
tropical aun smote down upon tbe roll- j •P»r«1' »° «»t *• *** <l»*«>m«» » for
Ing water. Jane Porter bad dropped ■ *»"« «nV°?» **JT wT° W*h"
Into a fitful slombor-tho fierce light If ,hat h« "V ■ hkD,rf' "«"• "»eR»
of the smt upon her upturned taw •••/"■ «"«"tak« bt should have tlmt
awoke her.  She looked about bor.  Ib IB,ld " *t*m «d bows and arrows be-
tbe boat with her were three aallora,
Clayton and M. Thuran. Then aha
looked for the other boat*, bat u far
as tha eye eould reach than was nothing to break the fearful monotony of
that waste of watars-tbey wart aloot
in a small boat upon the broad AA
•       •       e       •  "   •       ♦       ♦
Aa Taraan itrack tht watar Us am
Impulse wu to swim clear of tbt ahlp
aad poaalMt dangsr from bar propat>
lers. Bt know whom to thank for his
prosont prsdkaaant, and as ht lay la
tho aaa. Just sopportlag UsMttf hy •
gtntlo movement of his bands, bif
chlof omotton was oat of ebagrta thai
t-tW aaw^B -IWWPao ^mo VRMBM^ aWHPwawa Wp  ^.tmAti^^Wt
Ao Af Am for aomo Ubm, watehlai
tho Medina and maidl* iWmlalahfaia
■v^-^w    m ^^w^^^m-mv^m^f    ^vv^^v     m ^*^^mt^0     ^^ai^mm^ww^w^^^mm^p
llghti of tbo steamer without 11 ov«
oaco occnrtlat to him toeall forbss>
Ho aofsr had called far htlp In Mf
Ufa, aad oo His aot straoft thst bo did
not think of Know. Always hsd bt d»
Baadad anoa hia owa atawoaa aad to*
j^m-m-^mm  mpm^-* wana now aa  (wwwwso» sa^wa ppr
■oaretfntnata. nor bad than tear hoan
stnea tto daya of Kala any to answar
aa appeal for taeear. Whon tt did aa>
car tt him It wat too lata fbaaswaft
tboaght Ttiaaa, a posolbH oat cbsaoa
la ■ hundred thousand tbat ho might
bt ptefcod ap aad aa ana anwitar
duuMw tbat ha would roach laod. so IMiiim mom Boita. tho boar, to watoe,
attanalaod that to comMao wnatsUfbt j aod bsre «amo Tarun of tio Apia ta
rbaacos thon wow ho would swim j ffitk91 m tor be was rtry empty.
•lowly ta the dltwttoa of tio coa*- (   on a tow brawb ht oqntttod abovo
fore another aun bad set-tbe rope
would take care of that, and In the
meantime It must be made to procure
fond for him He rolled H carefully,
and. throwing It about his nhmilder,
WH*t out, closing the door behind him
(Mime to the caWn the JnnirW' com
mfiiced, und Into It Tartan ot ibe Ate*
pltinsed. wary and nolaetiMW, ,.nt**. „n,r*
a Ravage beast himtlnit lt« tmMl. ¥*tr
n time he kept to tht around, Imt dual
ly, discovering no spoor liMU-retlr* nt
nearby meat, ho took to in« irweo.
With tha flnt dlaay owing from tno ta
tno all tho old Joy of living swept
ovor him. Vain rogroto and doll btart-
acbo won forgotten. Now was bo Uv*
Ing. Now Indeed was tho tno bappt-
aaat af porfoct frotdvm his. Who
would go bntk to tho stifling, wkkod
ctttio of dtillsed man whoa Iho
mighty naehoa of tho gnat Jaaglo af*
fond poaco aad Hbortyf Not ha.
WhMo It waa yot light Twiaa cama
to a drinking placo by tho sMa of a
Jaaglo ri?or. Thon was a ford th«%
aad for cooattaaa agos tba boasts af
tho fonot bad come down to drink at
this spot Bon of a night might al*
ways bo foaad either labor or Nama
cnachlag In tho denao foilago of tbo
surrounding Jungte a waiting aa aato-
a wator back tor Ita amai.
Who has the Right to Use the Laud
Article 20.   Plots of land may lie used in the Russian .Federal
Soviet Republic for the following social and private needs:
A. Cultural and educational:
1. The stato, in the form of the organs of the Soviet power
'Federal, regional, provincial, county, and rural).
2. Social organizations (under the control and hy permission of the local Soviet).   .,     ,       *
B. For agricultural purposes:
il.    Agricultural coinmunilics.
4.   Agricultural associations.
,").   Village orgaiiizations.
(>.   Individuals and families.
C. For construction purposes:
7. By the organs of the Soviet power.
8. By social organizations, individuals, nnd families (if the
construction is not a means of obtaining profits).
0. By industrial,, eonuiiereinl, und transportation enterprises
(by special permission and under the control of the Soviet
D. For constructing ways of eomtminication.
10, By organs of the Soviet power (Federal, regional, pro.
vincial, county, and rural, according to the importance of the
ways of communication).
(Tho above are two of thirteen divisions contained in this document, tho provisions of which were put into effect by the "Soviet"
administration in Russia. Wo regret being unable, through lack of
*paee, to publish the remainder, because thc document is in itself a
reply to the lying charges of anarchy burled at, thc Bolsheviki regime
Division 3 lays down the order in which land is appointed. Number 4, the standard of Agricultural production and consumption stand*
for the use of land of agricultural value. The rest cover all other
phases of this department of productive life.
From division 4 we extract sections 13 to 16 and offer them as a
denial of the deliberate press slander that the Bolsheviki are a people debased, greedy, cruel and without kindly human instincts.   We
challenge the capitalist press and the capitalist apologists generally,
of this or any country under the bourgeois regime, no mutter lmw;
hirb Ihey rate it* dvilitation <m* democracy, to show m in operation j
or even show ns where it is tin* intent ion to put in operation » meuMir.-,
€->{Uiil 'ti th*  !'.!!.... ii,^ ,*•* ,* ..*.i.,ii'. lUi.i.ii <if> liiiiiiHinliiriHii ut-j
International Board Member, R. Livett
District Board Members
William Hunter, Fernie, B. C, Sub. Dist. No. 1
Tom Price, Hillcrest, Alta., Sub. Dist. No. 2
Chas. Peacock, Lethbridge, Alta., Sub. Dist. No. 3
Frank Wheatley, Bankhead, Alta., Sub. Dist. No. 4
John Kent, Wayne, Alta., Sub. Dist. No. 5
Steve Begalli, District Organizer
District Solicitor, II. Ostlund, Lethbridge, Alta.
Femie, B, C.
Michel, B. C.
Corbin, B. C.
Coleman, Alta.
Carbondale, via Coleman
Blairmore, Alta.
Frank, Alta.
Bellevue, Alta.
Hillcrest, Alta.
Lethbridge, Alta.
Federal Mine, Lethbridge
Coalhurst, Alta.
Commerce, Diamond City, Alta.
Taber, Alta.
Bankhead, Alta
Canmore, Alta.
Nordegg, Alta,
Wayne, Alta.
IVimihellcr, Alta.
Rosedale, Alta.
Aerial, Alta.
Drumheller, Altn.
Drumheller, Altu.
Monarch Mine, Alta.,
Ycllowliead, Coalspur. Alta,
Lovett, Alta.
Oliphant Munson, via Coalspur
Diamond City, Alta.
Mountain Park, Alta.
Mile 22, Coalspur, Alta.
Pocahontas, Alta.
Harry Martin
T. Hagwall
John Johnston
Dan Rogers
Rod McDonald
Kvan Morgan
John Brooks
Frank Lote
Charles Peacock
Matt Petras
Percy Spencer
Albert Zak
Alex. MeRoborls
Frank Wheatley
N. I). Thachuk
James Bewwlier
John Kent
T. P. Thompson
Hy. Smith
Kmil Usibelle
\. Parker
J. K. Adams
Robert Parry
J. P. Morris
E. Lund
Joseph Ormond
Tom, Shannon
Pete Tiiiino
W. C. Stephen!
L. A. Williams
Muck Stigler
Brule, Alta.
Humberstone Mine, 11918 90th Avenue, Kdmonton
Chas. Taylor
Kvansburgh, Alta. Louis Hon
Cardiff, Alta. W. J. Bourque
Twin City Mines, 97J0-86th Ave., Strathcona
Robnl Jones
Sturgeon Mine, Kdmonton John Jordan
Dawson Mine, Kdmonton, Box 792   Thomas Coxon
Clover Bar. Stratheona If. Burgbardt
Coal City, Taber William Durham
Regal Collieries, Taber O. II, Dsvis
Iho ship might havo boon etooer la than   tj^ m^   p>or aa hour ho waitod   It t-Mititi» him! qui-k M-noe nf «o<-uii t-e«pi>iiMhili!y to tho«c who fhr«nig!i
litiv nr XXimlm.'si are e«ui»idel*e.|  unfit   to lnbor either ill putt  or in
whole iii lhe |<it.iliiHiv»« i'ii"'i'«M.(
"lit.    The t'l'tivitM of l'i>'   iiiliahiljnt^   iny**-..''-,!    in    ...(.mJ.-uImu-.i.!
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bo bad kaowa. was growtnt durt   a llttlo to ott* oUo
Ilia otrofcos woro loea sad enay-it 0f tho ford la tho denaort thick* bo
would bo many hour* imtorn tbem henrd tho faint smmd of P«dd«d feot
giant muscles would comwenco to feot aad tbo brwblnt of a  tinge body
fatlaiw-   A» bn awata, gu|«M toward ogalart tall gnname and langtad ermp-
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uv **c*t im* <m«khi mt uw »«**•*, aau , twvo board It. tmt tho spe-min board
if i.r  u*n..'Ml1  j'■ i.i.u    !.','.,  ,;„.,i.:.; mii unu»MHiBa     u man ttnmn. ibo
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$12,000 Stock of Kefoury Bros., Fernie
Now in the hands of The Gemmill Sales Service of Moose Jaw.   To be cleared to the bare walls in the next ten days
Store will be closed on Friday
to mark down prices
Mar. 22
at nine
A Carnival of Bargains for IO days
present and
future needs.    This wholesale and retail stock will be disposed of in many instances at less than the nianufactiirer^ present
can mention only a few of the many bargains;    Be here sharp at nine, Saturday morning', March 22 and pick off the plums
Yours for real bargains, J. A. GEMMILL, Sales Manager
Men's Underwear
Men's Fleece Lined Underwear,
Reg. $2.25 per suit.
Sale Price..'-.- $1.50 Suit
Men's    fleeced
Safe Price ...... .$1.70 per Suit
Men's   Heavy  'Ribbed  iJwler-
w.eaiv If bought at today's prion
would retail1 at jH.'iO Suit.
Sale Price  .$2,90 per Suit
Stanficld's   Green    Label;    all
wool.    Reg. -$'").")0 Suit.
Sale Price.  .$3.90 Suit
Men's Heavy.   All-WoolUmoi)
Suits.   Reg. $4.50.
Sale Price ......$2.95 Each
Men's Balbriggan—Reg.  $2.25
£i 1  tm*    *   . *__  A.m    ****    *w *±_;
fhne~xTii;.B .........,.. pTOtrowir
Penman's Fine Ribbed   Under
wear.    Reg. $2.75 Suit.
Sale Price............ .$1,90 Suit
Many' otber lines    at   clearing
Men's Work Socks
100 Dozen Men's-. Dark 'Grey
wool * socks.    Reg. S5e. pair.
Sale Price. 50c. Pair
Heather Mixed Rib Socks. R.-g.
SalfiJ?rice,-^^^_^_        FiOn Pair
^feathr^Socks/lietter Grade
Reg. $1.00.
Sale Price  65c. Pair
1   Heavy Pure Wool Work Socks.
Reg. $1.25.
Srde Price.  .90c. Pair
Men's Lisle Socks
Silk -finish.   Reg. tS5c.
Sale Price... s>, *.. —. .39c. Pair
Men's Black Cotton Socks. Reg.
50c;      " .■■   ...
Sale Price........... 35c. Pair
Meiits~Blaek Cashniirino Socks.
Ribbed Top.   Reg. Jde.
Sale Price... .Sale Price3 for 65c.
'Men'«. Black   Worsted   Socks.
Rett. 50e.
|Sale Price  .3 Pr. for $1.00
Men's Work Shirts
Men's    Heavy   Tweed    Shirts,
{eg. $2.75.
Sale Price $1.75
_ -^'j-1!1!?_ lIi'iivy__Tweed Shirts.
Sale Price,..., $2.25
Men's Heavy Grey and Black
Tweed Shirts. ' Reg. $] .75.
Sale Price $1.10
Grey and Khaki Flannel Shirts.
Re.g. $2.75.
Sale Price $2,25
Men's   Blnck   Twilled   Shirts.
Reg. $1.75.   .
Sale Price.
.Men's Grev and Khaki Twilled
Shirts,   ites.' $2.25.
Sale Price $1.75
Men's Dress Shirts
,   Men's Dress Shirts.
Men's   Dress    Shirts — Men's
Fancy Stripe Shirts; soft reversible collars.   Re<j. $2.25.
Men's      Striped     Flansiclletle
Shirts.   Reg. $1.00.
Sale Price 50c.
Men's    Fine    Striped    Flannel
Shirts: separate snft collar   Reg.
Sale Price.....,..,.'. ......,95c,
Bri3&£T your Mail Order Bibles and Compare the Prices
Men's Dress Shirts
Men's    Fancy     Dress   Shirts;
"Tookc'.s .Make."   Reg. $2^0 and
Sale Price.
.$1.50 Each
Men's Dress Shirts—Soft reversible collars   and    cull's.       Reg.
$2,75, »
Sale Price $1.50
Men's Dress Shirts—-Big assortment of fancy stripe*.   Big values
up to $2.25.
Sale Price $1.25
Men's Sweat'rs
Men's    Heavy    .Jumbo      Knit
Sweaters,   Regular $!),50.
Sale Price $6.50
M-'n's Heavy   Wool   Sweaters.
Regular *12.5(1.        ,
Sale Price $9.50
Men's Medium  Weight Sweaters.    Reg. $S.5().
Sale Price $6.90
Men's .Jersey Pullovers.   Navy
Prnwii    and    Maroon,     Regular
Sale Price    $4,90!
.Boys' Fine   Jersey    Pullovers,
Brown, Navy or Grey.    Regular
Sale Price	
Men's Gloves
Boys' and Yoiuas'   Overcoats.!
Uetrular up to $12.50.
Sale Price $6.75j
Boys" Knickers.    Hoys' Corduroy Knickers.   Reg. $!i,25,
Sale Price $2.50 Pair]
Men's   Work   Gloves — .Men's
 As'A'i ('ii, ion ii',■■•■', iy,    ring. |j,ii;.
Atits ?ri:c *..,, 15c. *\iir
Men's   Leather   Work   Gloves,
Lined.    Reg. $1.25.
[Sale Price 75c.
Men's ilorsehide Gloves,    Reg,
up to $2.25.
Sale Price $1.75
Men's Leather    Work   Gloves.
Reg. $1.75.
|Sale Price...... $1.25
Boys' Underwear
"Boys' Fnderweiir; Ribbed Knit.
Reg. $J.lJ5.
Silt. iTife r>1.35 Suit
Boys' Fleeced Underwear. Reg.
Sale Prico. $1.25 Suit
Boys'     (.'ombiiitt lions.       Rep.
Sale Price $1.26
Boys' Shoes
Boys'Chocolate Box Calf Shoes.
Double stitched, pegged and sewed soles.   Iv-jg. $4.1 &.
Sale Price  $3,45 Pair
Boys'  Black  Box  Calf Shoes.
Sizes 5 to 71-2., Regular $2,75.
Sale Price ..$2.20
"Girls' School Shoes.   Box Calf
Hlucher.   Reg. $:1.50.
Sale Price... $2.90
Ladies' line Dress Shoes
Chocolate  With    Khaki   Tops.
Sale Price  $7,45
Ladies' Odd Lilies ol' Shoes. Assorted slides.    Reg. values up   to
To Clear at .......$8,85
. Ladio.-l'   Rlllilieih.       All     Si/.cs.
Reg. $1.10.
Sale Priee 85c Pair
Come on the Opening Day* or You May Be Too Late
Men's Shoes
Men'*   Leckie   Mining   Shoes.
Bluek nnd Klk.   Reg. $10.50.
Bale Price $7.00
Mens hiiuokiiiii Mining Shoes.
Black or Tan.   Reg. $!».5().
Salt Price $7.50
Men's llotivy Tim Shoes. "Ames
IfoMen" moke.   Reg, $6.75.
8ale Priee.. $6,90
Men's Dress Shoes
Men'* Blnck   Bos   Calf Shoes.
Reg, $8.50,
Bale Prico $5.90 Pair
Menu Box Calf Shoe*.      Keg.
Sale Prico $4.25
Men's Fine Black Shoes.   Reg.
To Clear at $495
Men's Hox Cnlf Shoes. Narrow
Too.   Reg. $8.50.
Sale Price $0.26
Men's Fine   Chocolate.   Shoo*
with Suede tops.       N'lirrovv toon.
Hor. W*l.
Sale Price $7.60
Men's Heavy Min'g Shoes
IMfttli or Tan.   Rtg. $8.a0,
8ale Price $6.46
Men's Heavy Work Shoes. Sewed mid pegged solos.   Ueg. ♦6.50.
Bale Price ....$8.25
Men's Rubbers
Men's   Heavy   Gum   Rubbers
"White."  Reg. J5.75.      .
Salo Prioe $4.46
.Men'*   Black   Gum   Rubber«.
High leather top.  Reg. $6.25,.
Bale Price   $6.46
Men's Rrftwn Gum
Keg. *4.75.
Sale Price	
Men's Storm Rubbers
Reg. $1.50.
Sale Price $125
Girls' Storm   Rubber*,     Reg,
Sale Price 65c.
Melt'n o-Kyelet   Gum   Rubbers.
Reg. $4.75.
Sale Price $3.66
Men's Caps
A big assortment    of.  Men's
Clip*.    Keg. 7a«. to $1.25.
To Clear at 80o. Each
LOT     2-Men's'    Caps,   Reg.
values up to if-1.75.
Bale Price $110
Men's Suspenders—Meu'« Work
suspenders.   Reg. 4.K-.
Bale Price . .35c.
Men's Fine   Suspenders,   R«g.
Salejfrtoe ...66o.
Hundreds of Bargains that nre could not mention.   Come and see
Lrilu' nd CkiMtM'$ Hosiery
Indies Hlnek Silk   Li«1e Hose,
Reg. 65c.
Sale Price 50c. Pair
l*dir* C*A»l»m«-riin> llm*, Vnnl
I !tlft<*   n*o nn*.
■ale Price 39c. Pair
Ladiea Plain Cotton Ho«e. Reg.
■•It Prist ..3 Pr. far $1.00
CMMrvn'a Fine   Ribbed How.
A tAtotp   btommmimbo      Ormttar^mn    tmowrm
--   -- Me. Pr.
■w Ktrouny ttot. w»tt
tt T*»t tttATIIT MONtV
tAVIftt   IVIHT   Of   THI
•iamm. oo not jam. to
fiOMft ftAftlV   ANO MAKt
HuftiT Brown H«*e.   Rig. 7tV.
Sale Priee 2 Pr. for $125
Little Daisy Hone.   Size* 5 to
511   Reg. m*.
Sale Price 52c. Pair
Hfwsflto 61-2    Reg. Rlc,
Bale Price« ooe.
.*«» i in * t-m.   net. f i.ow.
-hit T.'kn  .73*-. Tok'
lh*y»   AH-W«wl   lUm.     He«.
Sale Priee  .90c. Pair
Roys Henvy Rihbcd Cotton Hose
Mn He. Mr
Dry Ms Bargains
tm Yards Fine Pongee Hilk. 514
inches wide.   Reg. flOe.
To Clear at 50o, Yard
iroiISK IIRBSHKH-A ni<* ft*
surtmerit of llmwe Dremm,   Reg.
values up Ut OlMH.
. .Bale Priee.............. .$1.60
Gingham House Drtnom. Nicely
made, in   assorted   ch*eks   and
•f <Hln*»»       Iftift OO *JX
•aie *nee....,,.,...,.,..,o*.im
Dress Goods
Faney Plaids.   Reg. 45c
Sale Price 86c, Yard
Shepherd Checks,   Reg. 45e.
Salo Price 36c .Yard
Velveteen.   AU shades.     R««r.
Uoio tm* i-^c. lard
White Pique—46   inches wide.
Rff. 55r, yawl.   .
Salt Priee 4$c. Yard
Coloml Dri-ss Goods. Fine C*m\
wmw,   Heff. ♦Loo. |
Priee........... .$1.19 Yar Jl
Blankets and Comforters
Double Red Comforter*,
sorted designs nnd eolor*.
«Mwt   A4M-4	
Com for lei*—In better grade of
fpuwipringt..  Rig «wwvrtmet»t.   R*g.
$4.50 values.
Sale Price. $3.66
Mat's Saits
fn Futwy Tweed*.   R«giil*if «p
to $35.00.
Sale Price 116.60
Men's   Wonted   HuiU;    fat
style*.  Refalar $25.00.
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Mai's Onrills
Blsck and White Stripe.  Special. R«g.$2.00.
Salt Priee fUB
Vm body '* Snap Proof ami O.
W. O. Brands.    Reg. 1160 and
Sah Priee...,. tUOPtfr
Mnvs Overcoats
Men'a   Chinchilla   Overeoata.
R«g. valuta $17.50.
tale rtiet............... .$1000
Men*t n«vry Trttm Orercdata.
R«». $27.50.
ItaM tntm)............... ,p*Pttm\
Towels—Larfe   Bath   Towels.
Rec. $1.50 {Mir.
Sib Met 76e.Poir
Towelt—Heavy Striped Towels.
Reg. $1.75 pair.
Anttrnwo tti*t i*iti* «^*s*P oW
Flsnnellette RMn&et*.   Qr«y or
white.    Best grades.   Reg. $4.50.
Sale Priee $3.45
Heavy Qrey Blankets.   I^arge
stxos.  Keg. #&*Urt>.
mmfW   m it4^f • .nnttt.tne.o.e* owt.omf
Spool Cottons — All numbers.
Rlaek or white.
,.10 (Hear 4 for Ite.
Wow^**^mt*^^.WmtWm   vin
Oinghams, Printa and lloetio*.
Kite spring goods. Rug. 35c, yd.
Mit trtttt* .*.......... .Ita. Ywt
Ticking—Oood Feather Ticking.
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m o'
IMS* wro«
Men's Corduroy Pants
Dsrk Brown.   Reg. $5.25.
Bale Price $8,90 Pair
Regular up to $9.00.
tteie mee $8.26
Men's Heavy Maekinaw Knee
Psnt*.  Regular $6.50.
Men'a Mule Hkin Tweed Pant*.
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