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Industrial Unity Ia Strength
The Official Organ of District No. 18, U. DI. W. of A.
Political Unity Is Victory
■:i
No. 37, Vol. VIII.
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C, MAY 8,1915
■jfcJ-ftgjgj-tC
=F
Says Jobs are Scarce
i
At Greenwood
Secretary of Miners' Union Warns Outsiders from Going to Greenwood
to Secure Work
The secretary of the Greenwood
Miners' Union, William Lakewood,
writes to say that mining in that district is by no means booming, and to
warn miners against coming from
other places searching for work at
Greenwood. His letter is prompted
not by pessimism but by a desire to
raise no false hopes among outside
men without work.
Tbe union secretary states that the
British Columbia Copper Company's
mines and smelter there hare not
turned a wheel since last August, nad
neither has any other mine except the
Jewel, which employs about 30'men.
He continues: "The B. P. U. employs
six men; three men have a lease on
the Prince Henry and four men are
working at the Skylark. This is all
the work going on here in the way of
mining and none of them are contemplating .increasing their forces."
The letter concludes: "When Greenwood gets upon her feet once more we
shall welcome you all, but it would be
foolish to mislead the workers at a
time like thlB.'—Nelson News.
men out of work now through war
troubles, drought and other causes. So
bad are conditions that the working-
men are advised to go to the war. It
is something of a travesty on our twentieth century when able-bodied men
must be shipped across 12,000 miles at
an enormous cost to fight for their
daily bread, and leave a country because tbey cannot produce a dollar's
worth of work a day. A dollar mdght
be considered good pay for the soldiering man,, but it is certainly out of tune
that men should have to leave one of
the richest country in the World, because they cannot at least earn the
dollar in their own country.
NEW LESSEE OF THE
GRAND THEATRE
The subjoined cutting from the Aus-
. trallau correspondence of the B. €.
Federationlst shows conclusively that
in this reported El Dorado of the workers thc unemployment problem is not
a whit behind that of this continent,
and whilst what may be termed local
nibbling may help out the situation
temporarily, it ia out of the question
to look forward to a solution until the
cause is removed, in other words,."the
overthrow of the capitalist system."
A. W. Union and War
At the annual conference ot the Australian Workers' union held recently
In Sydney the following resolution was
carried:
"That this conference emphatically
condemns warfare, which is against
the workers' interests, and hopes that
the termination of the'present war will
mean lhe overthrow of capitalism and
militarism, - and the triumph ot the
working class throughout the world."
It might bo mentioned _that thr A.
—W7^"iS"thB~btgfe~m^nion"oi"iire~com^
monwealth, having just on 90,000 members ln its combination.
Beware of Tasmania .-
This coming winter promises to,be
the worst for -some time past, as far
as the workingmen in Tasmania are
concerned. I write this as a note of
w\rn|ng to those- who contemplate
coming io Tasmania from America,
slnco I haive heard that an endeavor
ls being made to boom this place there.
There are a great many men and wo-
Mr. C- L. Southern, who has consid
erable experience in matters theatrical, has leased the Grand Theatre and
will operate the same exclusively as
a theatre, where he intends to present
Pantages every week, and likewise is
making arrangements for the best production of noted playwrights.
All ladies and gentlemen desirous of
joining a dramatic society are cordially invited to send their names to Mr.
C. L. Southern, Box 889, Fernie.
After the association is formed it is
planned to give plays weekly, the proceeds of which will be donated to
some local institution. Should any
of the members of the society display
exceptional talent and wish to join the
profession, they will be afforded every
opportunity of so doinfc without payment of any fee.
ITALIAN ORGANIZER COMING
TO DISTRICT 18
International Board Member D. Rees
reports from Indianapolis that owing
to a very busy session dealing with
matters of great import, the Board adjourned to meet again on (be oth of
May.
An Italian organizer has been instructed to proceed to this District for
the purpose of attending to matters
incident to his duties and we are pleased to inform our members he will
visit Fernie in the very near future.
HELPING THE  MAN
AT
THE FRONT
A JOLLY TIME
•May 1st dance was held in the Socialist Hall on Friday last, and although commenced during the month
of April, the following month was ushered in several hours before the
strains of "Home, Sweet, Home" announced the time for disappearing had
arrived.
Iu view of the fact that so many
surgical dressings afe needed for the
hospitals at the present time, any
parcels of old linen or cotton will be
welcome. These may be cut into
pieces 4 by 5 inches and tied In bundles of 500, or ■sent in the piece.
More bandages are also needed, and
a*; thc supply of unbleached cotton for
making Uesc is exhausted, donailor<x
of a further supply will ba gratefully
rtr.-eived. Tlitse who doiira to knit
socks may tlnain all needjd supples
of wool from Jlrs W. R. Wilson, Park
House.
The Regent of the I. D. O. E. wishes
especially to thank the children of
Miss Murray's room for the bandages
made by them. This is the first work
received from the school.children for
the Red Cross,
The following donations were secured this week:
Mrs. E. Wright—1 pair socks.
Mrs. Powell—2 pair isocks,
■Mrs. Donaldson—2 pair socks.
■Mrs. W. R. Wilson—500 mouth wipes,
parcel of linen pieces.
57 bandages made by division 4,
boys and girls, Fernie Public School,
A. G. Murray, teacher.
45 Bandages made by .Thoughtful
Workers of Knox Church.
Harold Minton Writes
From The Front
NIGHT SCHOOL FOR FERNIE
The little child of J. .Manning Is now
on the.highroad to complete recovery
d9sp!te-th«-terr4b!e-Hshook-ca«sed-*y-
the accident which resulted ln the
loss of an arm.
"Two 'eds are better than one" Is an
old saying. Both Ed. Rummer and
Ed. Brooks have returned fjora Waldo
where they have been doing work for
tbe Ross-Saskatoon Lumber Co.
Tbe.G. N. haa a gang of uteji doing
work near Baynes. but it is expected
that a ditcher will be used in ordor to
expedite the work.
Fernie First Aid
Competition
A special joint committee meeting
In connection with the above wav held
}n Fernie on Saturday, May Ut. 1916.
The following representatives were
preient:
Michel—Mr. Russell. Mr. H. White-
house,-.Mr. Lowey. Mr. R. Spruston and
Mr. ). Mason.
Conl Creek—Mr, B. Cauttelfl, .Mr. I.
Hale, Mr. J. Mtlburn and Mr. P. Ilea-
keth.
Ferute-iMr. A. Hancock, Mr. R. S.
Phillips, Mr. A. Bunch and Mr. J.
Blgge , ,
•Mr. Russell was appointed chairman
ot the meeting and Mr. 3 -Biggs wm
appotuled recordlug secretary. The
meeting was called to order at 11.45
*'m<
A communication was read from Mr.
W, R. Wilson, general manager Crow's
Nett Paw Coal Co.. re Ftart Aid Com-
petition to be held In Fernie, Thursday, July lit, IMS.
It was moTcd and seconded that letter be received and left open for discussion.  Carried.
A lengthy dlsoussiou took place con*
earning Clause No. 1 of the letter, In
reference to general address to be
given on the prtnelples of First Aid
tad Ambulance Work.
It wa* moved and seconded that one
person be appointed from eaeb oamp
to give, the address, and tbat maximum number of marks for same be
five,
An amendment to this was moved
and seconded that no marks whatever
bt given for the address. On being
pnt to the meeting tbe amendment
carried.
Tb* tint thing; to be 4ivnm«4 wa»
ruteMo rovera th* eompetltton.
It was moved and seconded tbat list
of rules issued by tbe Washington
mc* Itnresu of Mines be eomtfdered
nnH tllnemtett,    Carrle-d,
After considering these rules one by
oae. It was aw-vetf and secs*»i#di that
we adopt tbe following rules to govern
We have this week reecived Bulletin
Xo. 1 of the B. C. Dept. of education
dealing with Industrial and Technical
education, and of whi';h previous mention has already been made in the33
co.warns. ,-.
In addition to the subjects siitabie
for the male population, we note the
following suggested courses for women: Cookery, sewing and dressmaking and millinery, which shbuld appeal to the members of the gentler sex
particularly, as we recently noticed in
Divisional Supply Column, Mechanical Transport, Canadian Expedition
Force.
April 18, 1915,
.... It seems quite a little time
since I wrote the last letter, owing to
them keeping us so busy. There is
certainly an awful heavy bombardment on just now. We moved into
Ypres last nighC I walked through
the town and I don't think there is a
single building but what isn't practically all ruined. Tonight they have
■started another such battle as the
Neuve Chapel'.e, nothing but one continuous roar of the heavy guns, and
the sky is nothing but one mass of
flame. The German shells are sure
making au awful noise, dropping
around. They s^und like a little
sting and then a, big Bang! And I
can tell you if they ever hit tae I will
never look the same.
Tonight reminds me very much of
the Fernie fire—Just Hell upon earth.
We witnessed a fine sight this morning, a British and German aeroplane
'scrap. They manoeuvered around
each other tor some time, and finally
the British got over the top of the
German Taube and put him out of commission, and he fell like a bird being
shot from the branch of a tree until he
got within about three hundred feet
from the ground, then he seemed to
catch his balance and soared around
for. awhile. Then the fellows in the
trenches opened fire on him and he
fell again like a brick. One of the
men was killed and the other wounded.
I have been on a truck since joining
this unit, but I expect to be transferred
to ah ambulance before long.
Those poor devils of Germans are
sure getting it tonight, but I hope we
don't lose so many men as we; lost in
the last big battle when they- start
advancing. <:
I have to get this letter over to
post office pretty soon, so will have
to close	
The letter was addressed to his  par
MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENTS
Owing to the shortage of work at
the mines and the consequent small
wage earned by many of our citizens,
the City authorities are helping out
the unfortunate situation in a very
wise manner, and at the same time
improving the asset3 of the municipality by the road work at present under
way. Eight or ten men are steadily
engaged and already the grading is
practically completed on Victoria Ave.
between Gemmill and Wood Streets.
Next week the work will be well towards completion of the piece already
mentioned, as the steam roller has
been taken down to the rock pile in
the old park and crushing operations
will start on Saturday.
There are about GO applicants on the
list at the ■City office of.those desirous
of. working, and of these 24 haye already had a turn, and the remainder
will be engaged in order as their serr
vices can be utilized. This plan of apportioning the work is commendable,
and from the point of efficiency ls being expeditiously executed. In addition to the Improvements under City
management, many private citizens are
busily engaged boulevarding the strips
of land in front of their residence^.
Excerpts From
The New Zealand
Compensa tion A ct
C. N. P. FOOTBALL LEAGUE
A meeting of the above League will
be held In Miohel.on Saturday next.
* IV      ■ " . '
MAY DAY IN TABER
The 'picnic held at the river on May
Day was a very enjoyable affair for
all'who attended. The proceedings
started in the morning with a parade
of the children from the Taber Hotel
to the Miners' Hall. There were
about two hundred children in line,
headed <by the band, and they arrived
at the Hall at 10.30, where automobiles were waiting to convey them to
the river. Everybody was landed
there about moon. Tea and coffee
and sandwiches were passed round,
and when everyone had had their fill
of these, oranges and candies were
passed to the little ones. In the
meantime the youngesters were having
a great time among the trees and skipping around on the dancing stage. A
program of races was fixed up for the
ents, and" we'have "toThanlT then/for UttIe ones' and cash prizes were given
the courtesy of permission to publish.
Walter Hill, from Fernie, now with
11th C. M. R.. writes from Victoria that
tiie report of a commission touching
the cause of divorce the greatest factor was "Bad cooking."
As prevlpusly stated It Is the Intention of the Department to start
night classes during the coming Fall,
but these, we understand, are primarily for the male portion, however,
the probabilities are. that It the women -showed sufficient Interest In the
matter classes along the lines alluded
to above might be established provided there were a sufficient number of
enrolments to justify the experiment.
J. McLeod, of Nelson, Dominion
Fisheries Inspector, was in the city on
Tuosday and Wednesday.
neexpects-to-be ordered forthwith" to
the front and be attached to the Princess Pats.
A bandsmen's race was also run for
prizes donated by Campbell & Anderson, J, Appletpn taking first, A. Patterson second, and Walter Goodfellow
ihj-Mi—_Th©-gr©wR-up-peogl©^aiBussd-
J. J. iMartin, of the firm ot Herchmer
& Martin, left on Tuesday for the
Coast on legal business.
9. No practising shall be allowed
on the field before the beginning ot
the contest.
10. The teams will be numbered
consecutively, beginning at No. 1, and
they shall occupy their consecutive
positions on Uie field.
11. In events involving resusclta
tion, thii rescue of tbe patient and
stretcher drill, the judge may require
the teams to perform separately.
It. Time will pot be an element
unless the team or men performing
exceed a reasonable time, or fail to
give treatment promptly.
13, All First Aid supplies. Inelud
Ing blankets, shall be provided by each
team.
Tbe question of appointing judges
for tbe competition was next discussed. It was moved and seconded that
we ask Dr. Bonnell. o*? Fernie, to act
aa Judge. An amend ment lo tbls was
made thst we ask Doctors Bonnell and
Cotnnu to act Ou b-*.nti put U> Uie
meeting tbo amendment carried.
It wat moved and seconded that
tbe secretary write the doctors asking
tbem to aet as Judges of the competition, and In the event of one of ibe
doctors being unable io attend, that
the secretaries of the different classes
be Informed of s,trae. Carried.
It was moved and seconded tbat
three teams from each eamp be sent.
An amendment was made tbat It
be Wt open, snd that each camp send
as many teams as they wished. On
being put to tbe meeting tbe amend-
ra»nt carried
J. Skllllng and J. McGladrey have
been appointed as two new volunteer
firemen and were assigned quarters in
tbe Fire Hall tbe beginning of tbe
week.
J. B. Osborne, the "Blind Orator."
will address the gathering In the Socialist HaU on Sunday. 'May Dtb, at 8
p.m. Everybody welcome, Discussion Invited.
H. Melarkey, of Coal Creek, received
telegraphic advice oh Tuesday that his
son Hugh Melarky. bad been killed in
the recent action Jii which the Cana-
dianaparticjpated.    Mr. Melarkey, jr., j such another "sociable day may' be
themselves dancing to music furnished
by the band. When the ice cream had
been disposed of, coffee was again -served at five o'clock, and as arrangements had been made to have the cars
return at that hour, everybody returned, tired and happy, with hopes that
when next May Day rolls around that
lefi*:Feruie with*the First Oversea*
Contingent' last August, aifd after arrival at the concentration camp became attached to the Quebec Rifles,
with which regiment ho was when
killed. Advice has also been received
In this city of two other members of
the Fornle First Contingent having
been recently wounded; they,are Corporal J. Stewart, of Coal Creek, and
Pte. P. Robinson, of Fernie. both of
whom were attached to the 5th Royal
Highlanders of .Montreal.
KNOX CHURCH, FERNIE
The regular montbly foo of tho Ladles' Guild of Christ Church will bo
given by Mrs. Barber at tlie Rectory,
on Wednesday, May 12, st 3,30 p.m.
.Mr. Nolte, of San Franclico. super
vising auditor nnd manager of branches of the ginger Manufacturing Co.,
accompanied by his wife, paid a two
days' visit to the local men*, Mr. W,
Barton.
Mr. William Barton has let a contract for the construction of a brl-'k
and concrete ttare hulTdlng on Vic
(oris Avenue to Archie McLean.
Sunday, May 8.—11 a.m., Mothers'
Day, "A Tribute to (Mothers"; 7.30 p.m.,
"In the Shadow of a Great Rock";
12.15 p.m., Sunday School. Monday,
7.15 p.m., Thoughtful Workers. Wednesday, 7.30 p.m.. Prayer meeting.
Thursday, S p.m., Choir practice. You
are cordially Invited.—W. J. Mac-
QuaiTle, O.A., minister,
Miners And Goal Prices
Reasons for ths Rise and Why Na<
tionalliatlon Is Necessary
By, Robert Smillle. President of the
Mlnesr* federation, Great Britain
spent.
As the Compensation Bill is a tentative measure open to criticism and
suggestions before it will be brought
beforo the Legislative Assembly for definite consideration we deem it opportune to call attention to a similar
measure now in force in New Zealand,
citing some of the salient features of
this piece of legislation.
-Part 1, Clause i, dealing with the
amount of compensation, sets forth as
follows:
"Where the death of the worker results from the Injury the amount of
compensation payable shall be as follows: *
"(a) If the worker leaves any total
dependents, the compensation shall be
a sum equal to one hundred and fifty-
six times his average weekly earnings,
or the sum of two hundred pounds,
whichever -of tho^e.sums is the larger,
but not exceeding in any case five
hundred pounds.
"(b) If the worker does not leave
any total dependents, but leaves any
partial dependents, the compensation
shall be a sum equal to three times
the value of the benefits received by
these dependents from the deceased
worker during the twelve months immediately preceding the accident
which caused his death, but not exceeding in the aggregate in any case
the sum payable under the foregoing
provisions.. v
"(c) If any child is born to a worker
after his death, that child shall be
deemed to be a dependent of the worker in the same manner as if born in
his father's lifetime.
"(e) Whether the worker leaves dependents or not, there shall be payable, in addition to the compensation
(if any) a sum equal to the reasonable expenses of his medical or surgical attendance, including first aid,
but not exceeding twenty pounds.
To obviate the difficulties arising
from the method of computing the
average weekly earnings due to the
irregular employ-cent of the individual entitled to compensation we find
4uj4se—Ssetien—Sr-6r
Ing:*   *.
"Where by reason of the shortness
of the time during which a worker has
been in tlie employ of his employer, or
of the casual nature of the employment, or the terms of the employment,
it is impracticable at the date of the
accident to compute the rate of bis
remuneration In accordance with the
foregoing provision of this act, his
average   weekly   earnings   shall   be
ount which during the twelve mouths
previous to the accident was being
earned by a person in the same grade
employed at tlie samo work, by tbe
same employer, or, if there is no such
person so employed, then by a person
omployed in the same grade in the
same class of work and in the same
district.
Section 7, with respect to casual
workers employed as stevedores, lumpers or wharf laborers, the following
special provision shalt apply:
The worker's average weekly earnings shall be deemed to be not less
than a full working-week's earnings
at the ordinary (but not overtime) rate
of pay for the work.at which he was
employed at the time of the accident,,
notwithstanding that he may not have
actually worked or the employment
may not have actually continued for
the full week, and the compensation
shall be computed and assessed accordingly; but in no case shall tbe
weekly payment be lesp than, one
pound.
Payment by Lump Sum
Sec. 5, Clause 3: "When a lump sum
is awarded by way of compensation
un-der this Act, instead of a weekly pay
meiit, it shall be a sum equal to the
present value at five per centum compound interest of the aggregate of the
weekly payments which in the opinion
of the Court would probably become
payable to tbe worker during the period of his incapacity if compensation
by way of a weekly payment were then
awarded in lieu of a lump sum."
FERNIE  POULTRY AND
PET STOCK ASSOCIATION
three Italian* were brought np before Magistrate Whimster on Wednesday charted with creating sn unlawful
disturbance, snd each wai mttl<*t#d
to the tune of $6 as a penalty for thoir
(unrestrained hilarity.
Colonel W. M. Davis, hiring completed all necessary arrangement* for
recruiting In tbls eity for the .*.«th
Koott-ncy.iloumlary Battalion, returned
on Tuesday te Xelson, where be will
have bis headquarters WN ineh time
as ibe  pin-re tor  tbt  roflfeniratlcm
It Is very necessary during the pre-
mm, ri't*u Un? th* Trade I'nioji inou.-
cr, the miners cannot, under their
ngreemont, secure anything. Thus
the consumers may be paying considerably higher rates for their coal while
the miners may not be receiving any
benefit in Increased wages. During
the last six months I think there can
be no doubt that the price of coal over
the whole British coalfield has increased from four to five shillings per ton.
Those who arc paying a ten shilling
increase will feel that I tun putting
the average very low indeed. Yet
from recent ascertainments made lu
tbe various conciliation board areas,
covering a period up to the end of
February In some cases, tho Increase*
at the pit banks vary from Hid. In
some districts to ls Cd. in others.
This goes to show that the mine owners aro uot waning the full benefit of
the Increased'Val'Hs, but th.u the middlemen, who liave seldom any risk
to run, either in the production of the
coal an workers or a* persons having
their capital Invested in Its production,
are reaping an enormous harvest.
In tlieir discussions on coal supply
during the past few days, miners bave
always had In mind thnt crises such ns
tho preient might arise, and that is
one of the reasons why they have urged io strongly the nationalisation of
the conl supply. N'o attempt has ever
been made, and Is never likely to be
made by private Individual*, to produce and distribute coal tor the convenience of the nfttlnn or itm tni!n«-
A" well attended and enthusiastic
gathering of poultry fanciers met in
the association rooms on Tuesday
night when thirty-five dozen choice
samples of hen fruit were entered .'or
exhibition.
Thomas Uphill officiating as judge
fulfilled the duties of expert to the
"sWsracllbn "or all present.
The first prize for white eggs was
awarded to Herbert Jones and the
second prize to Jas C. Forbes, whilst
the first and second for browns fell
to J. W. Dobson and A. Cartlldge respectively.
A most interesting and educative
talk on the poultry question was delivered by RE. Evans.
The next meeting of tho Society will
deemed to be the average weekly am-) take place the first Tuesday in June.
Lawson For Union
As Prison Looms
'I'm Not Worrying About Myself," De-
cltres Strike Leader After Life
8entence
mont «nri th* i.nMi* t,* i««« .i.'n«M I tr'os, The whole trade is In a stale
SSeratnd the SSltoJj 5? mmSt ot rhaM- M,n« ownera au'1 »>«"bant»
V?rK!v tb»S The Federillon '',0 not *m1i*m <0 W philanthropist..
Sade a n.tton f&msSiftK twenty h»*w> ^Tio^ -«*'   •■*     *»>
per cent. Increase In wages to apply
to all member*, whether working
above or below grounl This demand
is  not  based  upon  the  Incressi*  in
admit their <hU>f desire Is to obtain
profits. Surely the coal industry Is
too Important to In* left in tbe hand* ol
private speetihtornl      Had the coa!
uri*** tn thu ™-»«n»..M k«t u L*U., "   niipply been taken over by the liov-
ince* to the consumers, bnt is entire- «.ymL, „« ....tM.., hi,., .».» ™«ai.
ly owing to tbe fart of the fost of II v-
Ing having gone up from twenty-five to
thirty |M?r t«>nt. during lhe past oighr
month*.
TRNIDAD, Col., May 3.-~John R.
Lawson, noted labor leader, today was
condemned to spend the remainder of
his life at hard labor In the Colorado
penitentiary. Iio was found «ullty of
first degree murder ln connection with
the death of John N'lmmo, a deputy
sherriff, killed In a strike battle October 2r>, inn. Under the Colorado
statute, making It the duty of the
Jury to fix the penalty at death or life
Imprisonment, the Jury In the district
court fixed the milder punishment.
In Custody of Counsel
Thirty days w«re given to file a motion for a new trial, and l#a**on was
released temporarily in custody of his
counsel.
Kurly tonight Judnre Hillyer had not
d.*»clrte<l whether 1/twiMn whotiM bf
sent to jail pending decision on hit application for a new trial. I.hwsou
wa« *tlU at hl» tmt-M, theoret'-rilly in
the fustody of his counsel.
"They may get me, but th*<y can't
defeat the cjuis«; of labor." l«aw»on
ssld. Tnt nut -Aoiiying about iii>»"lf
—It Is the flubt. I have been ninklug
for the workingmen that I am inter-
eslnt in and thai will go ahead just a*
before. Even for tne, It's a long way
to ihe penitentiary, My mtoroeyn
will not uivi: up until t-verytbina i***-
In the ordinary way miners; *w-» „n,., f(jr muut*t luring ** well as fori
T T'T1 T lh*i™?mt* f?:"1®,   IwMM-lioId i.urj,,,,,-,, ht » price uiitnUt- j
IM..I     li.*,**---! 9        -t-ttil,*,     9,191,    A*9*     9t't,t»     *..*.** .    . .'*.....* .    . I
eminent on anything Itho the eondi
Hons sketched out by the Miners* Federation in the Mlnen Nationalisation
Hill, the nation (hiring   the    prevent:
rridl* would httve hint It* conl uttp-«slblo ha* been done ii pave me"
Frltnds Show Sympathy
,V» i'tt* fm*.*,iU'il i.il'ir h-.iiI-i i" 1-iiiM-d
I. Not doing the most Important
thing first—8 points discounted
t, Futttire of esmatn to eamroand
properly--*! points discounted.
a. -ftownsas in work and buck of nt-
tentlon—t points discounted.
i.    t mmmtv  tm vmttv*)'    tx**et     lll«*
»   Xr,
u
Vir  t.f
flutes * ».^,„T,fl ,.lf w^^WT|r.f. n,
I.   A team shall be composed ot ||nrv«~l imlnts dlsenmnteif.
five men. Including o caputs, ptovld-i   ■%.  Ineffective artirtetsl respiration
item pany
teams marched to tbe City Vntk where
thi> opening game of th* seanon was
lullkted Uy Mayor Uphill testing the
flfrt ball. The result wnn: 1--1. M.
Kastner officiated as umpire.
un
mum whlrh In nol sfftetrd fey tbe «*l-jtlM, mim owners, so ''far as me t'tnltb* sudden  ivn.i-eriiiir ot it,-  t.-ru<«
.ina priee.      Tits doe* not applv  *o -iwi¥ti, umu tin* nuMvn coiutua iu. hui-u ,hjK caught iuwuiij:, •-■aiun ni4-.u-.i-: U,
lil \onn or Mtn'nmi or to H-'uiurJ,, ,i»,-ui,..,i tn »,..«.♦ n. in i»ti«n,-.i <*i.ii. .tiie e<niritiou«-.     Home tt/t «i i«-#.w »i»
Re GRAIN BELT CONSTRUCTION
COMPANY
In response to enquiries made re
deferred payments of wages of the
(J rain llel t Construction Company, we
aro informed that 25 per cent has already been pa-ld and that further payments ot smaller proportion Is expected to be iMtld in the near future, and
It is confidently anticipated that In
the courxe of time they will pay dollar for dollar.
A. Limiley, «f Creston, was a visiter
to town un Monday and report* thu
outlook for thnt district ns exceedingly pr<itni«ltiR.
As an iiumtrutlon of the remaarkably
, law-abiding iliaracter of the cltliens
of liliu tuiumuiiity tttcru i* etery like
Iihood t{ lhe Spring Aitstses srhedul-
.  tli    iU!     l'i)*:     9t**tl     lll»l*     01.1 >      I"'!     til'     H'-lll
an there Ix itot a siimle criminal cane
I on the docket. Outsiders who Imve
In l'li priii e to regurit Fernie tin siieh
an awful plate are iwiue*u«| to make
a note ko that hereafter when tbey
*'!*h tri !"o!nt in nil VrHMe exAinptv Of
*ln ant! wi<-ki*dne«N Ihey will net rile
the en si*-  of Fernie.
METMOOI&T CHURCH, FERNIE
tfuiiiji,*, Miii !• II it in , ibe Uul
ijtK Motive"; ".no inn. R*'v. Jam**
Stoodley *ilt prear+i      M'*nrt:iy, 1 J> n> .
Jaiilvf !.<•'..;rn . * ;, tu , il;,*i.it,i l.u..
uuiv, Thursday. I'ntjer nuetiiir Fri*
i*i**, t'btiit   pn-ftlff.
■un   »u«**i.ij,   n.u   um,   Mr    *•*   -M
" t't«,.!"* ;-.   •?   «'.t?„'.tr;,   ".*'!   „..'.«    ,
I'.tit itt! tt    it «3Hlt   Illl     t'llll..»l|it     t|M#*Jritt*
»*i|   *,ll*  tr.ii )H-:ttli!flli Isillrjii Jiklltr*--
eitheugh oxen <"ie onr finite Is not If,.,.
(Mill'       Tllt'V   pfllfl'.iM   lil   !nV,"*, *
iKiMii «m pete** Itwt «* the.cost nl n*-ithe i»«ettten of'in tittenw wink-. f»|ed ebl*t.
mn.     Tb*  ri*#«  which   haw   Mk»nl,     i*». „.   .«     ..,•...    .-*.     ?«.-,-
'ffit'lr i■yew ;i* tticv ti't'etr-l l!ie!
Thr    Jifi
!.i U.t i,
Hi uri h
ill!»«!«l|«
■i .!>   Vt'll   I,.*   .!iv
;',.i   l'.«Uii.i!i<   I'.i
Horn   mf**  »»i!"
'<! .* rt'ikiren )<»«'
•I..I   •■■I'M*!;*
i*.i   .tl*tl    I It.-
ma*        Id
I e*«'*
l«1,r
fl*.
Ifig Amf nre mtmbm* ot iw**#«t!
elssms, and also employees of Am
Crew's Neat Pass Coal Company.
* Tb* rerttntri ehnlt **4*n ib* m-
ttettt frem tbe wn ami tfestgaate the
member or members of tbe team to
perform the event.
S. TheCapUla shall control bis
team la tbelr field work by giving
audlbie commands.
I. The Captain may select Mmwtf
as em* ot the ssembers wbo will perform the event.
■to ptdluiit* ttHmtPtiwIeS,
tVedn^tiUy  evening lh«t base'
*.*,',      .li,     .it.. . A.v, K* »,v     (.in*..»..».» I
Church,   wai   towifftjiaMy   tmn&*A,„mmgtwm mm. M„
when a number of local srtlst#s pro-H**"*1* mM ***
■>.«M a womeaJttiaWi* tuHtxti enter
... »w«i t.jin*i «4t« «i*ra rite w*
trier, either tnlntlr helwet-n the m'^*1
merrbani* or middle-
■Ms*"?i, -riff 7«f*»|/'ii»*i. Hi *f'W& tit "."..(**■: ImtJt*
tUrt-ft*.     W* mitnfntn  thst   *t
ii*-iuti.u ".•■Uwtn.vt.-wii!,      ** AWi-ay  *
t-yui.,i}ii.tl>)i* l-4< It iti in-'ti'.ufi. '■>
mine owner*' pnrt to risk brl
about a emioeal stoppage at a
SrtltlPtNl,    «r
m*.  t-.nj
1 Mpltnts Improperly padded or ap- talnment consisting of da««s. quart   t*"   M«J^ *!/.wlli«I    t*  '•JE*" ,Ik* ,h* I"****1     •» »•>' •» tUftl l!»* r
plied—I potntb discounted. Uttes, plnneforte s*"efllon» and solos.   ?*'• ^n'?* oMhtsfclnd ealsts.   The!r)>flJ,ai j„ j.,,;,.,,] by * dwrlre lo wm
7    i-f !•*,*»   inr,**.   or lntn-r-<tn-»e!»-  «m.'     •*»«       ...     i        ... Mwi»e!»r-<  '*•■   -.•"■--.>  *■.».,,  -,,*.,*.,,   ,.*>.... *,,..,. »„... *—.,..-
piled bsndsses—« points dliwwnted.   ed near ia the lia^,WtW'*ato«-^t.t!,1K '**?,"l,* 1r n*f .W<*rte«! «etto» 1^^^ 7l*fm%».rbrrhr^W'-»M t«*.ru'
it. n'd-Mitty  etwetwt nn
ii*.l*,»i   'IU***.    .4    t,, I ">,t**,*k. ■* its**.
It t:,, !ji ( a dd' ::■■".: ■ - ,\,i*.::*t.. ..':. :
.ir.Furirtatttrday n'aht.- -Srw-kt»*mati
lime
On Monday ulaht Vleturia Halt w
•<>!iifiirt:;tiV>    tTdVi'li-'l   li>   il'',vu|it'
at
i.M H
Hev1t"W.
plted bstidsses—« points dlscomtted.
1 Inteear* or "granny" knots—S
points dlseonnted.
P. Unclean first-aid msterlal — t>
points discounted.
10. Failure to bav* ea band sufficient aad proper material to complete
a ttressier—5 polnln tttfmMttt.
ei over to the Ladle*' Oulid, a bo greatly appreelat* tbe kindly aw!aa«w> -jva-.
der#d by sll tboee eontrilmtlng to tbe
success of tbe coacert.
I«.   laeorreet jreotmeat-ie {mtets
diseooated.
1*.   Net esmiNf nhor*—It notn** (♦'«-
Jack of neatflcsa—2 points dis- j counted.
i*»»4«-r the .mi*ptr<>4 of th*-   l-u:-*'  Utig**-
ft True lt!'*i<«.   Th** ln4:.<-*i ot ib*-* Tr-i-r
Hlue  wfih ttt Ih.mk •»!! th«»«  '•*- Sn ■»*»
usilsied  in  nuking »h*>!r tlaem
n'tly
mm tmrnn* o   nny eoncerte*^jetton U,*J»r claim'aid by tht» meaw i-
lit the tbap» of r-oal rtaga, but bermt* »■ trt..mt ,v!f anomtm prnT.i*. Vrt to
ot the sbetiming of seppty, either «»• t wt )t m|M|r there |s. In mj own M*%.
tltwall.j^rlattwgri.ateoasttmlijgeeti.1^,,^,,^!,^  «%nitr,t 1(,   Mim m*
i-rss.   This Is due not lo am. but wr-i ,^orse mo^ m than ei'her the m'ne i *wh a *pl#mdtd •un-es
!!f ^"'L. T^ ««,»M,*«»»* wdeutK. \n%Mn or the nation have realised uv \
^HrN»»rMs*«loiiI»gtoMereItl»gJto   ,h<1   ^mnt   ttmt*.    Tbe   miners ?
twit tb*» mnplf btta bNw r**1w^tl ftt emn
li
to  the   present   time.    The   miners
„ II,  lack of aeata*s»~2 points dis-1 mintoL i^'lJ^l*1^4.tl .* tl*i*bt'* tm^i^lnH*r\7nmii\%r*nienHV
I.  Tbe Captain or otfcw mewflmii eewiteJ. 1   ft was mnttt an4 menu*** thnt tiil'«wtnel#s by Mt# toeh of wtlway fkectl-!^. „4,m, .,,„«♦ »... vh-ii-h »«,,. v* te
»UaII *****, pi'UtiipV UU put wu put-Cai'ui-,    W.   AAk-^avd hai^ltogof |Ms*»Umtoniairrn*»iM»m«itt«« ior the eompelttttm t»* »"■->■-*•      *»»«■*   —***,.* t***n   m^rrmn'St,, ft»^o*»l **t,y^i*et. «r.-l 'be* nr* ■•'HI
lag tke ev«rt, rtrett*or-* p«lau dlMOuet«l. left ia tbe bands of total mprfwrnta-j*" ** mr':f,-4, bnt tbat 4m* om pr*-Uetemimt tbst this ooeMlon shall be
"•    -■    -         ■-  :-—'   -     jt- .... ^ .   .1   ...--«.  «-^iik**» ttem  taking  fall  ntti*m-lmtM nmm*txr. nr.-xt ^t,<*   ivr
IN MIMORIAM
i.  At tke eoaclasltm of aay ovwt!   It.  Assistance lent Ity  pttis«t«81 tf-rea, together with pr*o*f*t «ee?<eUvf.f™(
tiw CaptsJ* Atatt mm Wn rigbt
and sasoaace %U team a-amber.
The team shsll rsmsht at Its poet
tmttt pmtm« by tbo toftn,
T   Tbe   triaagwlar  bamlagi*  only
stun be wwi li tirt ttmtotb
a mopAmmmutmotoitm
the field for each event requiring tbelr
jwiars dlwvwnit*! laad that tttmary nt VHM einm bell**'* *f **Mi***mm*4 4*tmn4 m nihltV# m <„,!„ ,„ ^ »«,,•',!*« whkh
14. Tbttrabtnet Improperly epplle-d[l*foris*d ef »lt am«KMiw»ts gMs, IWUilw «vf »«*i»ply eiUlen tnm any ww^l la aay wan bm******' ^' a^tkml
—«points dieeotmted. *       -atrrlel!. Imom. ]m lfc# f{o»era»*at, but tbev are aot,
15. Fsltwe to M«f bleeilnf — l]   ft om wpttt not memm ibnl the|   l"»4**r  ik*   vnrkw*-   waptn  scre^spe»paw«i to go tm allowing the mm*,
pnfata dleeooafM fbmafr**** et tttt* i***tfno b* pnfnltPmt[rneef*   mn*-' rt** nr fiff iconrrngiawiuiu -iiid *.*ul nutvlUati U waS-o .
In lovtar memniy of
i.»nti*!t-*v    «**ti  vi» I'-i-ii-'i
■t,*tf.   r*,f.i •■    M»v   *.'!.!,   t**!?
We think of bim ia slienre,
Vo (■%,-» wrtv #•,•■•■?* n* *ne*f-j»:
\ei *x*r l« oar aehlag k#*rts,
UH m*.mnr% ttr. *bnll keep.
KllM»i:ri» '   !»n«,fBf!   i»e«»Ti   rereitetl   In
... -..'in i.i ,'■>■-■-, 1,1.1; !=.aU«iia Ut-.Ut 4i*«:U
.*;.»>.,• -■!••   ■     • '    *,il    '..ii,.--      •**..      Ittthh
' t'!ii»(jit»*.*'. !ti;'» «if e^t"li-i».«t'. itremlssof-
miiu, t'tj.rt**.-. money ortter.«, proprie-
t-tiy «i*r jj.i!«-i.t  iiietlit'iii^ti. pn-rfuinery.
, *r.i ..   i !'   ■ ^i i*|i!*.U'!!. „  ,i*     at. V,   n%   !ijt.»H
...,',.,.       *.,...-    ,,  .-.*-.,.*. ...,*..,   ft,,,.!,^..    „■*,,,■ 9  -Ml.
" fntM>,    *>>■!?:*.«■    «i«S»«:*     ord-ffs,    fctttUt*    '»*
ht-rtti.% $-■.',**» thu 'M* mt ef iw?*!*!*'
;»M»!'« if iti *.!rlet rireor<l,i-nre wiih
Mh-e |»f«*t'i*le»i-« of lhe fip«»r!:|| \*)'nr Ite*
p-enuf .Kt-t, WV*. *M?b |»r»**»ld«-« that
J|n->t.»«e *-'..i*m;i« may be u**ed in lieu of
' liilaml Ite*tf,tte VV»e fitamp* in fuHltl»
Ai'i tlat adhettve
te,   Not treating  shock tt polSU
M.  Failure to aeoptle—10 polnu
ftt the Itm m**%jA* thai n type-
tgfHwo otpp to nmm to ntot so tooo
teeretnrtm,  Onrrhtt.
I   Um mestHg tbm agfotraoi
i
to vuWUm.* 1% ibe pt le* «f tml at Ike
f*p tmetm bei If sn 1nee*nn* fn prf<-v»
t sires pine* nny where !n transit be-
t«e«« tie mi»e ewtmt not tk* femwmti
i'eter   Win-1 went*   nnder  the
..•ir-le'i--'   !••* ' •■1;>t.'*» I.,-  ;Hl■*,-*
TV   j*.ii»>!'-'- '« tit ';'*••* fl^  .'i^  jiVi *SH>e*
jto ntm* fmttute »tamp« for aay p»r-
{,«*#.   ff.f   ab'-fb  tr*1v»d   IT* iet.ue   »Vaf
! Mijtmt** may h* mM, bmi i* te -wipwHNtl-
,::* tt!.yt-A.*{ la A* Act that l*\*ti*i %*
Vrt'im bi* Ittflae Motlwr. 8iat*»rit nmi, who*- War gtawi»» are not to bm mmm
UrMbar*. I'erot*. HAS i*m kiter*, »»mrt*f«rdt» pootal notes or
if':'X\ijfs 'y.'.t'l'. '.ui'i rrf>ir,.I ,V*i±'- OK'Uv  u.»*u«#   ***.!*)..*., Ut* ***..
Tkat trt*\ ten call it* o»n. isia»i»» alio««><4 «• lb*s» Mag «ritn>
toTHmi prwfi»e«»d by tht»m. while" they J l"r«m bf* Intlnt; ftmther sed fsmflr. \«ry pottntr* stamps or pnttage utatnp*
are fladleg it very difficult to live.*—i Thomas Wlnstantey, UncitWn, tog-»upon wbkb tlie words "Wat Tan" bn%**
ntfimf. uot \**«* f*i»w.
fottgaes Niet Om laereaeod^ pr^es PAGE TWO
TELE DISTRIOT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. 0., MAY 8,1915
Published every Thursday evening at ift office,
Pellatt Avenue, Fernie, B.C. Subscription: $1.00
per year, for Dominion of Canada; $1.50 per year
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•
A LITTLE FREE ADVICE
The plnn suggested'of holding a joint'ubni'erence
in the East of all the mayors of the larger cities
throughout* the Dominion does not meet toth tho
approval of the 0. 1\ It. head, Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, lest the purpose of their deliberations—
"How to Alleviate the Unemployment Situation"
—should be given undue publicity. This, translated in simple language, means that if the world at
large should become informed touching the extent
of the present depression they might hesitate about
immigrating to Canada with its conseiiuent'effect
upon the transportation interests. It matters
little, to those whose chief arm is the creation of
dividends for gigantic corporations how much suffering may be inflicted upon men and -women because the truth, the whole truth, lias not been told.
Of course, if individuals are induced to emigrate
by the specious stories told of the marvellous opportunities awaiting tbem. and after using up their
substance, without success they ofttimes have insult
added to injury by being dubbed "incompetents"
and. as., has recently been demonstrated, when
caught riding on freight trains the law is requisitioned to place them in durance vile as a means of
■ putting a stop to their illegal acts.
Provided the mayors of the various cities do journey East the net result of their efforts is not likely
to cause any appreciable diminution of the trouble;-
but it might prevent an intensification of it by
keeping out of Canada citizens of other countries
who had accepted tho contents of immigration literature as 21 carat.
For those who desire to indulge in big or little
game hunting, mountain climbing or revelling in
tlie most gorgeous beauties of field and forest Canada stands without parallel, bijt to the mechanic of
every trade our advice is: Don't jump out of the
frying pan into the fire by coming to this country
looking for employment, ns the chances of obtaining
it were never more remote than they nre today.
"What is the reason there is no activity in the
Lumber industry? "It does not pay to operate,"
Replies the mill owner.
About the only exceptions to the remarks
"Quiet," and instead thereof the Avord, "Active,"
is used as an indicator is needed for war purposes
or the industry has some indirect relation thereto,
"Active" where the material to be used for the
killing of human beings is involved, but where it
is the welfare of members of society in the shape
of food, clothing and shelter, "Very Quiet" sums
up the situation.
What is the remedy? Not by railing at those
in possession of the means of wealth production—
not a bit of it. They are doing exactly what the
other fellow would do if he had the ehanee. What
suggestion do we make to alter this: Take away
the chance of the capitalist class to reap benefits
whilst imposing misery on the many, not as some
Henry Dubbs still imagine by "dividing up," but
by putting a stop to the "dividing up" process and
instead of voting for the continuance of production
for profit, vote for the production for use. "Oh!
that's Socialism!" What if it js, the name should
not frighten those who have suffered So long* under
the existing benign regime that they have but little
left to lose.
The woods are full of timber, the machinery of
tlie sawmills is silent, and yet the nearest approach
the bulk of the workers has to the, owtjership of
r home is an interest bearing mortgage.
The granaries are replete with wheat; the flour
mills are operating at a decreased capacity, and
yet there are millions go to bed supperless. The
earth abounds in coal, but that does not prevent
vast numbers from 'being without fuel. And so
with every commodity there.-is plenty and still they
who are suffering most, regularly by their actions
are constantly riveting their chains tighter.
Many Socialists talk about the master class robbing the workers; they don't do anything of the
sort. Year after year the working class take the
key of freedom to the representatives of the capitalist and say: "Here, take this; we don't know how
to use it, and in exchange, please make us some
'rainbow promises of a job for some of us and we
will keep on returning you to make the laws to -gov-'
rti-n lis."     To bla in-a the representatives of Capital
What Capital
of Labor
(From. Pearson's Magazine)
By George Creel
t.
i.i
The chief executives of the larger municipalities
might co-operate in the defraying of the expenses
incident to i« publicity campaign setting forth in
terse, candid language the cIiihh of peoplo desired in
this Dominion.
Firstly. If you have ample funds to tour the
Dominion and can buy a return tieket to tlie point
of departure, we welcome you.        •
Secondly. II' you Imve large capital to engage
in some profit producing industry, don't hesitate
tit eome fit t'liniltlll.
Thirdly. ]f you have small means nntl a large
family we ntrougly nil vine proeratd million, nn the
■supply on hand here now i* far in excess of the
ilfiiDiiitl nntl you might ndd to our burden of taxation bv fi'i-iMiititujr iittf iilrendv over hi nro nniiv
with robbery is unkind, they only take what is pro-
ferred them, and make the best use of the gift that
presents itself to them, therefore, until the workers
realize that so long as they persist in such tactics
so long will there be Poverty—Unemployment and
the thousand and one ills connected therewith, aiid
when they are the victims of their own inanity to
complain is the height of inconsistency.
There is an old Scotch proverb which runs—"If
you want anything done get somebody to do it for
ye, but if you want it done well, y 'ell liu'e to dae
it yersel'," and sooner or later the working elass
must reach the.conclusion that it is a ease of "dae
it yersel'."
"If woman had the vote there would be no more
war."
"If the woman hnd the vote child labor aiid white
sin very would be abolished."
These and similar expressions are often advanced
by those iu favor of the enfranchisement of the gen-
tier tax.
We do not hold with this.
Woman, like her male compeer, is governed by
hot environment, and whilst she would prohihly
n git at c for sonic Veforms ndvuntngenus to her sex
the general conditions would not undergo any re-
nmrluible modification. Notwithstanding thnt
thi'Ke nre out firm conviction*, wt» do most heartily
accord every support t > the txl t *>i<*n of the right
of Ntiffrage to woman—tint, however. Iiochiiko of her
j w»x. Imt despite it. She in a human being and. as
We th, ,„,t Minko any charge tor I hew ».ig«e*. | AI,r„|ltM„ Utwohi ha* mul "You rannnt have « tin-
ti.tn». neither do we expeet ihey will be carried out I {-m )|)(|f fm, ^ ,|tt|f ^ ,. Won|jm ^ ft ^
for the good and nttttmottt retmm lhat it would j (>f „„, ||Hti|M| „ml Kti„ u .i.privcxl the opportunity
nt.t me.-! w.ili the approval .»f Uoo*t,.r* I'lub and, >f ||((jping Jo (mmt |||(, ,)|WH „|Mt H,,p mm o|,pv
li.n-l.v,| ttrga.i./Htn.nv ,       | T||J|J h]w wi|, 1||J|k(, M)iMtuk«m ....ne can deny, bill
j liml fact ciiiiuot be fleceplwl «* nn nrfflinient ngainxt
SOLUTION OF THE UNEMPLOYED PROBLEM! I«w wifraiiclmeiuent, if it were mi, then manhood
.__._  j Miffnige also would he illogical.
Kvery ,|„ily paper today make. Home reference      W), ^ m{ 1(|,Htrj|||f ,„„,,,,. „M. j,,,,^^-,,, tha,
For the first time in history, great
masters of industry have been forced
to occupy the witness chair and aske-i
to justify their possession of autocratic power. If the Commission on Industrial Relations does nothing else,
its purpose is served in having torn
aside the veils of reticence behind
which these high lords of business
have hidden, compelling them to bare
their thoughts, motives, pretensions
and capacities for all the world to see
and judge.
The Rockefellers, 'Morgan, Belmont,
Schiff, Guggenheim—each In turn faced the court of public opinion—and* a
sorrier spectacle was never staged.
They knew money and that was all
Beyond the outer edges of the dollar
darkness stretched for them, vast, illimitable,'Illumined by no single ray
of knowledge. • They did not know
whether economics was spelled with a
"c" or a "k," the human elament In
industry had never entered their keu,
and their ignorance of all phases ot
life except the financial, would have
shamed a precinct leader's candidate
for naturalization,
As a matter of cold, hard truth, and.
not in any sense as a partisan statement .there was not one of them that
did not appear Small by comparison
with John Lawson, that official of the
United Mine Workers who commenced
work at eight as a breaker boy, and(l
whose education has been gained by
means of dog-eared books carried iu
his pocket. Even Charles W. Eliot,
ex-president of Harvard, was made to
seem narrow and Incredibly bookish by
contrast with the warm certainties of
one who knew life and action and hu*
man aspiration.
A certain value, of course, attaches
to this revelation of utter mediocrity.
It will do away with the mob superstition that possessors of wea.lth and
power are necessarily big and able, or
that a son inherits the father's brain
along with the father's fortune. But
the great service rendered is the disclosure of the reckless negligence and
criminal indifference of Capital's attitude toyard Labor. ■".-.-,'■
Director after director—supreme
.powers'In huge corporations controlling the lives of countless thousands
of tolling human beings—made bland
confession that they could not even
approximate the number of their employees, that they knew nothing of
their wages, their housing, their working conditions, that they had never
given thought to the question of a living wage, the proper length of a working day or the relation of fatigue to
"efficreOTy', that they had iio Vet' uveu so-
much as read the grievances upon
which tremendous strikes were bused
and that neither as directors nor citizens could they venture an intelligent
opinion upon proposed social legislation that has been campaign Issues for
a decade.
Their eyes were those of hawks
In matter of dividends, but the destinies of the millions who earned those
dividends wero banded over to executive officiate, who, in turn, handed
them over to superintendents, who
passed them to foremen, thus cone-ll-
tutlng a tenuous chain that no worker
could ever hope to climb with his grievances even though they were aB real
as life and death.
In Colorado undisputed testimony
was given that at the time of a mine
explosion the foreman had called out,
"To hell with the men. Oct out thoBe
mules!" He had high authority for
hi* callousness, for the same preference or property values over human
values was continuously manifest in
the viewpoint of the masters of large-
scale business while on the witness
Btand. Property bas a cash value—
the growth of unemployment has made
men cheap,
No more valuable textbook could be
put In the hands of school children
than bound coplOR of the testimony
given before the Commission on industrial Relatione. It will never be
done, of course, for the Rockefeller
General Education Board has been
form^ tor the specific purpose of
leolng that the schools of the country
•hall not be rescued from their ghastly lnnoeuouanets. The heat that can
be done ls to present certain epitomes
to thc public through the pages of a
free niaguxlne. X
Ui the testimony of J. P. Morgan be
considered first.     He la a director
in the United States Steel Corporation.
tV Pullman Company, the Internatton*
nl Mercantile Marine diva »i«miiulili>
linen, the .Voriht-rn Pacific Rallwav,
ied other comt».»ni,« that he "could |
mt think of at the moment."    The I
strength of 'lie House   of   Mont-mi
makes thl* man the controlling figure!
rn ibttm boards, and, tberefon. tb*
absolute master of close lo a million
men,   Mr,   Morgan,   however,   conld
not approximate the number of em
Jiitkts
^^vRC-ALLY DELIGHTFUL   ■ -   '
P:.,iHE-!^Ai'NTY;.-..
^^iNt--COVERED-•-'■;
ifGANDY-CbtfTED
Wi?:r7     CHEWING GUM
Make a Gorner
Gosy
Collect the Cushion
Cover Coupons with
every <E*Ijttl*t Package
MADE IN.CANADA
Imperial Bank of Canada
HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO
Capital Paid Up..$7,000,000        Reserve Fund ....$7,000,000
PELEG HOWLAND, Esq., President   ELIAS ROGERS, Esq., Vlce-Pree.
BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA .,    .
Arrowhead, Athalmer, Chase, Cranbrook, Fernie, Golden, Invermere,
Natal, Nelson, Revelstoke, Van couver, Victoria,.
SAVINGS DEPARTMENT       ,
Interest allowed on deposits at current rate from date of deposit.
FERNIE BRANCH A. M. OWEN Manager
A   Good   Bargain   in
Enamel Ware, See
our window ior prices
HOW ABOUT
Garden Tools
Lawn Hose
Sprinklers
Screen Doors
& Windows?
A  Complete  Line   of
Paints,   Varnishes   &
Kalsomines
THE CANADIAN
6f COMMERCE
HAS INSTALLED
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES.
LODGE YOtTR
Wills, Title Deeds, Mortgages, Insurance Policies
or other valuables in one of these boxes
pn
(
  por nnccntu information Kttyt tA,
P. B. Fowler, Manager Fernie Branch
Hardware and Furniture
•Phone 37
Are You Going to Europe?
vSee the Great Northern Agent. He ean arrange your rail
and steamship booking over any line yo uwish to travel
cheaply and quickly. Passenger train for main line leaves
Fernie 10.30. Passenger from main line arrives 9.30 a.m.
Train daily except Sundays. "\V> connect with G.N.P.S.S.
'boats. Great Northern and Northern Pacific at Portland
and San Francisco and the Fair.
AVe- solicit your EXPRESS
and FREIGHT business to all
points.
J. E. COLE, Agent, Fernie
Box 438 Phone 161
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FERNIE
B. C.
KING'S  HOTEL
Bar supplied with the Ixwt Winea
Liquor* end CIrhi'k
DINING ItOOU  IN CONNECTION
391*3
HERE IS A SQUARE DEAL
and peaceful security aa yitA.
With a policy In our oM Hae
company, you can go ott oa your
vacation or visit the ends of tbe
earth and you know you're secure.   "Phe best In
FIRE INSURANCE
ts Always cheapest. Bind eapeci-
ally so wben It doesn't cost.
higher. Dont delay about that
renewal or about that extra insurance you want but come right
in tut once and have it attended
to.
M. A. KASTNER
SOLE AOENT POR FERNIE
ALEX BECK BLOCK, tt FBRNIE, B. C
W MILLS,
Prip
Wh«t
this
t» tin* iiii.»ii|»l.iy«| proMom.      «„„,    ,„*,   *"«»j lll€. jrr^tttiM^ »f thc- v»t«* t«» w«m»n will ««*e«>mpli«fc
1 ttw t'liiniicipalioii ut her *«•*, olhorw im- *t ttw \*>W hi
W. h,i\i.' jwst r.T.-hv.l ,Tli.- Labour tJa^ttt'" f-ir: ilwlf would hiivc thi* r.-*mtf tli»» num »f tlif work-
April, mid iimlor th«* iu'Miiiiut of "HiiiMititf" vie] iiitf «'ii»** would nut Ih« in 1li«> laiiH-iitalth' imiditioti
nnti' tin si- wiij'dN '•'Jiiii't." nr "Vi-ry <-jHit't," ii* ro*; th«»y nn* intlrty.
(ii'i'*4iiif,iii\ I- nf i'niiditii-111 in I lm I- ilcjiiii'tiiii'iit frmn ?
\*m!»«»r«t   Vhv-h Mwifin ti» Vi(»t<»rin. \I.17 i
thriiit; i» th« «'h«ii|»«l imiiiii>riit>iili rvU»»k»iiii*hii|» \n**
,* .**    ,.   I* ,-«   ,,,*,  1   ♦!*.,.      ..-.,....*,,,t*n,..*
tilt*
i I   ll IUKI >     I k'lill   Hill
1
j.Jir.'iiii li?    i.T   «'i,iu;iil
in   L»,
iTnl
ployets In any of hit corporations save
United Histes Steel.
I'ndcr pxamlnntlon thtt mlnhty fnr-
tor In Industry admitted thst lt had
nev*r b*en th*c rostom In any of his
twiw-stloas for dlrwloiw to rw«islt#]
reports from eserutlte officials on la-j
hor condition*, that he did tot trooble •
iiHistflf to «*■*«• xmn of »a*t»tlt»U«u»,,
and tlwit no t»**wictk»s wet* -w»r!
niton lo enecuth* officials that "llvtng
• nn*. mmt be paid, that th* boar* of
l.ihor shall not b# too arduous, and
that i»roi*r sanitary conditions he ob-
«i»rr«»il"     Hern Is n bit of rtlslomie
that caused the met to bmnx   into
tronl* isntlitw; I
Chairman waisa;    wo »cw mm**,
'   i •),'!' j   ■■' i*i-l v*  i'iu.ni.1,'11 ftir ii 1un,t?
Feniie-Fort Steele
Brewing Co,, ltd,
Beer
and
Porter
BottW ends I SpMliltj
ajjBSBierfi'M'ia'etitf-j^^
 The	
Mimthrr a mimfiirtiililr ilwHIinir »•» ahHirr him ami, |«iti«iits. pe Imtk furwnrtl to « atill ImUr vUmtt **t I^Mr.'MortSi:*'! do not h«ow, atr.  I! j
YuUn Un VCumru,** mtl ttimi ttti *ti>utlx\*ml ttmaii hbni l» nU kt tm wt, ant ht- t*h*"» *i.!
bin tnitlii,V . .... -    • «fc
.   ,   , ... , I etiiirrasinm will \*> ma.le lo IllMit f«r p»Yit'ie»\ **• f ;^!ii,,l*,* Lfii\!.TIt!L *• ta
WImi   i*   r.Mlwh  ,,m..«U..h" m.i.»..  r«»W  tony".. L,^ ^..^,^l!fJS TjJt
ri'iiuirl-:.     T«i thix wo troutil my. "Why do yon' *  m	
.mnutl.-r it f«»i»li*h?     Thr- nrtunn* in the Utitldinif
tra.b'* ar** *kill»*d iiii-fhanw and usually aiixio.H' tiiiiitnliwit ia ilwitroyinit Hvili«slN»it. Il hm ex
U ahnw thoir altilitiei m tnttunon. mul ycl tltoy | plotted the poptilalioiia of tlw variom i^fiitaliai«
nr* ,}*im\*tl lhat opportunity, tint liwmm Ht«*rv i«{ eoontriot Ihemaclviw until Hww poimlatimw nr* r*
"um mix 'SV.VAi i>,r titoir Liimri, Suit t*tt lb.- r.-Mw.u , *\*.<*--*.\ u, * *ut> of ivvinwry ttirtt w tuvi'itltm rotf'tlt-m
■+*l*t,       r   ■fi-.ti/.a*      *%■**(
whlrh ehiidrcn «bonld be employed m
!ndNMry. b* bit ***** made Iwivfry
Into the wnpm of the loacthoremsa
employed by bit fire steamsbip llnea,
was tsbortom or not, be bad ao kaow-
tedte af tbo worbla* day fa the Steal
ftirTionitton, nntl b* n»M om nnnwm
Mt , , , , ,..!.». i -.  ii'be a«*««kNi wbetbat t»#He boars a
ihsit ll»«v i-mimil bo mhpIovimI f«*r tho rirmlu^tJrtii of i thnl o«nn«t but etwl itt n»vo|ttti«il; it ha» fxploiM |4»r am. tm tmt wttmt    Tbe foUow-
VMiiYM. j lh* mm-MipiUKatir tpmt\m tuitil Iho j**|*. <*t Jg ^S^^^JSJjJfti^^J,
,,    ... ,,   „   ! thtm oniintries or* adopting tho onpitatwtio eynh*m      -
U ihrro «n.v nhmngr **t hmUhu* «t*t*m.     Kr} ff| ff|M(lff||W,i    -p^ mjlrtr#ti ^ tf^fy flnl,^,
r.».W *.. thi* ,,««tbti m* turn «**«»!« the rotnmiM j m m(tm% q( „mlmim Urc pomlhilitl^ «lm*t
,4   jy Ulmitr «Mrti^ *io\ ft**** tU hkr wt- |H,UmilM> jn^^^tg iwv* thaoH^t moil, all «hr
)»!«», hotlv in giMwt* nml itt numoy. of o«p!f«Ti«ni i«
1 pilint np on evory hand.
thorio ar»» n ttm Ivor? ttm) plaoeathat »w roportod
•'Fair.'*.
wbela
% tioytm mnmm tbst tb« aiMiltbT
prmP**** la tb* VnltiA State* ta pm- i
orsllr dtstrltratfl in proportkm to tbtf
tbim t» nottttij nt tbe rnnbtoo pm-]
A/^m^^^toMtA 1
A- Ttet ti too Mf a rmrntm tori
pp.   1 eoald a«t aaaver tbat. 1
Full  aappty of fellewlat
far an appetltlitf tneal te
Zt*i roil, JSuUvit
Poultry, Butler
and Eggs
|jy^     A±m      Pjm^^9^pm^Jlhm      IAom*oAu
ffaat.
Ct'X Oft PNOflt
CiliifK Ciflli Ci.
Pimm U Worn* *u ««t
FIflMIt, t. C
Waldorf Hotel
Mrs. S. Jennings, Prop. L. A. Mills, Manager
EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN PLAN
* *   *      *
CAFE OPEN DAY & NIGHT
Menu a Ut Carte
om
Special Rate Basra and Room bf thp week or month
MEAL TICKETS $6.00
POwtmt ^F^pVIW P OAbtA   *HWWFtW(   PSaS-WPw
80e. ft Ofwtrii
lanfieia Ptaa latn
tLMftUpwtrii
List of Locals District 18
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Alt.
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Atmtmt Owab. .......*. *J. l^>SbWMI« Atmtot tstOOb. ton WAmAtt. AAb.
iWm*o. .laam Aotbo, Aot K. AbOotmb, *Ho.
mmt mot*...  Wm. Anltr, Blalrmors. AIU
Herrnte   T. O. Harriaa. -Faaabai«. AMa
tttt  Carbondale f,..i. MHtttmt, tPtoooomo, vottomo
tm  Classen  Mlcb—I Waireo. Oaamoea. AWa."
M»S  Ctmmpo 1. ttmtPtPb, Cninmnn. Attn.
Wl   CorWn......... R. Osrbttt, CorWa, BC.
UM.  Cbka*>k Mlaas. P. Swaaato*. Cbtaooh Mlaea. I
au fotttt.... ...,.rbopVow*%wonm,AC.
\m  Winmb. *Cwa.o. Jlarpw, Ttwt, Xtm.
•ii k*mlOm*iip. ■ H- r**w&, Cu*. it, tntWitHU-U AIU.
tttt) IdPHfeitS^ ObWwIba... jttotA finntnpbooo.{
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ttttt   VRHNM JUaaS .*»»»*,».»«vMr .mbWISaiV'
Hottta. Albarta. THE DISTRICT LEDGEK, FE^JOE, B. C, MAY 8,1915
PAGE THREE
**
News  of
District
We Are Ready to Scratch
oft you* bill any item of lumber, aot
found Jnst as we represented.   There
ts no hocus pocus in
This Lumber Business
When you vant spruce we do oot
aend you hemlock. When you buy
first-class lumber we don't slip in a
lot ot culls. Those who buy once trom
oa always come again. Those who
•have not yet .made our acquaintance
are taking chancoB they wouldn't encounter it they bought tbelr lumber
here.
KENNEDY & MANGAN
— Oealera In —
-Cumber,   Lath,   Shingles,   Sash   and
Doors.    SPECIALTIES—Mouldings,
'  Turnings, Brackets, and Detail Work
OFFICE AND YARD—McPherson ave.
Opposite G. N. Depot. P.O. Box 22,
Phone 23.
A. Macnell S. Banwell
MACNEIL & BANWELL
Barristers,   Solicitors,   Notariea,   Etc
• Offices:   Ground Floor, Bank of
Hamilton   Building Fernie, B. C.
The
Original
and
Only
Genuine
Beware of
Imitations
Id on the
Merits of
Minards
Liniment
P, Carosella
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Dry Goods. Groceries, Boots "and
Shoes. Gents' Furnishings
BAKER  AVENUE
BRANCH  AT   HOSMER,   B.C.
Ledkie Shoes
-made in British Columbia
Men who wear LECKIE SHOES are positively assured of one
tiling—they get more value for their money than in any other
shoe made. LECKIE SHOES are made for men who appreciate
STYLE. COMFORT and WEARING QUALITIES.
Men who wear LECKIE SHOES never return to any imported
I)rami—the shoe is an assurance against that.
(lo to YOUR dealer and ask to see the various styles.of LECKIE
SHOES. Try on a pair and note the ease and comfort combined
in a stylish, well-built LECKIE SHOE.
Leading Shoe dealers Sell LECKIE SHOES
Be rare you get tbem.
"Built for Style, Wear and Comfort"
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
♦ - ♦
♦        COAL CREEK NOTES ♦
May Day passed off very quietly in
tae camp. TLu mines were idte aud
tbe weather prevented the pursuit of
outdoor enjoyments.
There was a great run on. the bargain counter at the local Trites-Wood
Store, men's hats being the principal
feature. One cannot expect a suit of
clothes for 50c.    Oh you, Sammy!
George Wood and Tom Luxmore left
on the morning train tor a sojourn in
the Old Country, We hope for a successful voyage, boys.   V
We were sorrey to see such, a dearth
of Creek ".Moose" at the "Potato -Bee'
held on Monday evening. All members are requested to appear at the
K. P. Hall on Monday next for usual
business meeting.    Commence 7.30.
The residents of this camp are to
be complimented for the efforts put
forth to beautify the surroundings of
the catop. The formation of the
Floral and Horticultural Society has
met with the warm approval and approbation of General Manager Wilson,
who has shown his appreciation by offering three prises of $15, $10 and $5
for the best looking garden. The
members of the F. and H. Society assembled on Sunday last and decided to
havo the judging of gardens take place
on August aist, while the show; of products will be held on August 28th.
Secretary -Puckey -would; be pleased to
enroll a few more names as members,
and also proffer assistance by donating
plants, seed, etc.. for those who are
desirous of participating.     Get busy.
We have to record the death on
Riverside t^venue of iMrs. Horn, who
passed away on Monday evening. The
passed lady had passed her three
score years and ten, &nd has resided
amongst us for the past two years.
She leaves three married daughters
residents here, to mourn her loss. To
these the sympathy of the residents
goes forth.
The members of the Club held a
snap pitching handicap on Monday,
when Charlie, the genial manager of
the store, gave a prize ofa $6.00 pair
of boots for the winner. Keen,
healthy rivalry evisted, but we learn
the "Professor" produced his cunning
and cleaned up the prize, Jack Ferguson coming in second. What about
the old firm now, Willie?
Albert Smith, driver, was conveyed
to Fertile Hospital on Tuesday morning suffering from a dislocated hip,
sustained whilst following his employment in No. 3 mine.
Visitors to Coyote Street will be
favorably impressed with the neatness
of appearance of the grounds attached to the houses therein.   The school
Im Chora   ftnva   ho on   var**   V>y;;y   ]«te!"
We think Fernie Beer is the best Beer
of its kind in Canada
BUT WHAT DOES THE
PUBLIC THINK?
with hoe and rake, and are to be complimented on their use of the gardening implements.
Tommy Wakelam arrived back in
camp after a few days sojourn with his
aon in Coleman. Tommy reports having had a good time.
•Mr. and Mrs. Joe Worthington entertained a few friends tn right royal
Lancashire fashion on Sunday.
Church Notice*
'Methodist Church—The usual weekly biblical discussion Is held on Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock. Sunday,
2.30.,Sunday school and Bible class;
7 p.m.. Prayer meeting; 7.3a p.m., Gospel service, conducted by Rev. D. M.
Perley. B.D.V of Fernie. Holy Com-
taunlon at close of service
Presbyterian Church — Sunday
School 2.30 p.m.: 7.30 p.m., Gospel service: subject, "The Only Man," preacher. Walter Joyce.   Everyone welcome.
!M«M^^^^
1
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as
Eczema, eruptions, "«j
blood-poison—no mat-
ter which of these
your skin disease happens to be, Zam-Buk
is the most powerful
3gi healer for it.
•hj;     Zam-Buk is purely herb-
ijKJi al, contains oo animal fats,
;j$ „no mineral  poisons    As
:jju: soon as applied it  stops
I'M pain,   prevents   festering
;«}; and Inflammation, and its
:«J; rich, healing essences sink
i\i\ deep into the diseased
Sli', tissue.    A feeling of ease
*:{$ «nd freedom from the burn- ?gj
«{! ing; stinging pain follows, 2ft
:;«{: and every hour Zam-Buk
jjj jj stays on means so much
;J«j nearer a cure. ^j,
'•}$     Test it to-day! Note how i$$
It,.*
ffl
*t\P%
38
«« soon after you  apply Yt, .3$
>}J! ease and healing com- «»■?:
:J8i mence.   Ask your friends
'■'Ai\ wno  have  proved  it,
:$! write us for booklet I*
tn*
druggists and'stores »«•
or Zam-Bulc Co., Toronto. vn£
mimmimmmmxigk
P HILOSOPHY OF A FOOL
A Fishing Lesson
By Touchstone.
"There
me," said
day. "I
Democrat.
HP
ity
to provide cake and sandwiches.
McGillivray-Mines are closed for the
whole of this week and part of next,
while only a few men are working half
time in the Xo. 4, Seam of the International iMln-es. The usual complaint-
No orders.
The Salvation Army is the latest addition to the religious bodies in Coleman.     They have rented the Rex
♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
♦ ♦
COALHURST
♦ ♦♦
<f
I
What "thty sty" ls tlw talis of rtptttatton.
Whit ttoy sty malm or bmta mnt, basln«Mi
snd brtwtrill.
"Tbty" ttt tta poopla who drink tatr,
Ttay know taw.
And ttay, tta ooonottaow, ny tta! Ftruio Bttr Is
tta tart bttr of tta Und tit Canada.
Ptnrit tatr taint tm this position by chauct or
fcood luck, but oo Iftrit.
Bocavuo Ftrak Boor tail*risk''Molly1' tut*.
ft********  IPttwIt ' tonm* hot  n   t*m  -n*m**mt*m*   *t
* - • - * * - ■ *« •   »-
uy*.fttifti -\y,yu p>t wwt,)
A^^ppmAAtpm   m mA IWv   mmtp^AAt,    iWoaa    -SRrw    ▼oSwSS   VM*Wu   * ^vSPSSI
pMIWw tW AA.
Bocum Ttnb Bur to brtwad ttm tta my tart
M^A    H^I*^^B*U
Bmama itiiflllti  eltMliftMS li tfci nt* te  th*
^mW^m^^^m^kmm^m   ^mmo^-i^mmam^^m     ^mx^m^^mmmtmmm^m--**-^m    t^m     ^^l^i^p     p mn^op     Pmtn     ■H-****^0'
Conditions in this camp are quieter
now thnn for tome time. Practically
nothing doing as far as mining is concerned. Tne mine worked one day
in the litter half of April, and to date,
none In May.
•May 1st passed oft very nicely In
Coalhurst considering some fifty dollars was donated to tbe cause ot giving school children a time. Needless
to say that they mire did enjoy the
day's programme.
The baseball team entertained the
Diamond Citl team in a five Innings
game. The boya from the "city" won
by five rnns.
A smoker wm held In the Miners'
Hall In the evening and a very good
tlmo waa spent hy all present.
Clarence and tiny Mills left Coal-
hnrst last Sunday for their home In
apringfietd. Xotn Heotta, Their hurried departure was caused by a wlro
to tbt effect tint Kffla Mills, their
•liter, had dltd suddenly. Our sympathies ara »t*nd«d to thtm in
their sorrow.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Huihes are selling their household effects to neigh'
hors and Intend looting Canada ror the
old homo In England.
Hiram Fife and Tom Nation have
*old their touring ear and wtll soon
ienxe wmp for nomo place more profit-
nblt. mm* itt tmt toys have tnta
very busy lately MIIMag thoir spurt
ttm* In manufacturing incubator with
nory good rewrite.
Join Ijottgfcrnn was a visitor daring the mmk to the home of Jamos. hit
"rneatTe"roTinBirBTinaay~meetingsTtnff
are holding their self-denial week just
now. There are a number of people
In Coleman at present who find the
period of "denial" extends beyond tbe
week.
GEORGETOWN   NOTES
The mine worked two days last
week. Brother Carter visited the
camp last week to take up Max flutter's ease and got him reinstated.
A big event happened in town last
week—vis., the wedding of Joe Sorrata
to Rosle Buzzle. The marriage ceremony was performed at Canmore and
upon their return here a dance was
started In the hall which lasted for
two days, and there are no signs of a
let up yet. ;
Pete Almettia has quit here and Ss
going to Michigan to look for a new
master. We hope be finds a better
one than the one he left behind.
Brothers Mallebone and Humphrey
have started the simple life of baching, and have sent out n standing Invitation to the boys for eveu is* teas.
Tbe blacksmith and his helper spent
thc week end In Calgary, and report
having a good time.
Tbe regular meeting ot this local
was held on Friday, with Brother Wm,
Houston In tho chair. The previous
minutes were adopted as read. Another case wnn brought up about two brothers being laid off, and atill there are
naw men getting started right along.
It waa decided to tako the matter up
with the boss, and If nothing can bo
done In tbst quarter, to pass it over
to tbe District.
A big time was held here last week
n'ttSu lU' tuitin al Uie dob uhicJu hns
broken np. Thero was all kinds of
beer and a dance at night with Ice
cream aud irutt for the ladles.
is one thing that puzzles
I to Master Fool the other
am really and sincerely a
I believe that the will of
the Crowd should prevail. And yet, in
some of the things that are nearest
and dearest to my heart, I cannot accept the judgment of the Crowd."
We sat on the grassy bank of the
Master's favorite fishing pool. He carefully adjusted a piece of bait, and
tossedtt into the still waters. Almost
immediately there was a tug at the
line; the red and white float plunged
beneath the surface; the lillies rocked
on the agitated bosom of the pool; the
Master gave a skillful jerk of the rod;
and back the line came—baitless.
"I am having good sport today,"
said the angler heartily. "That's four
times that has happened within the
last ten minutes!"
"Seems to nie the fun is all on tbe
other side," said I.
"Well."' said the Master Fool, "I
like it that way, for I, too, am a Demo-
ocrat."
* ' *    *
He took a fresh piece of bait from
a little box that he carried in his coat
pocket.
"That remark," said I, "does not illuminate my darkness." y
"A fool ought to be able to see by
the gUmme? of a damp match," said
he. "I was throwing out a hint that
in Democracy it is more blessed to
give than receive."
"It is not easy," said I, "to say we
have faith in the Crowd, and -it the
same time dissent from the verdict of
the Crowd on so many things that
matter."
The Master cast his line again.
"If you only had faith ln tbe
Crowd," said he, "when the Crowd
agreed with you, what would that be
but faith in yourself?" What would
that be but egotism pulling its own
leg—persuading itself it's a public virtue instead of a private vice?"
"That is too clever to be convincing," said . "We have to have faith
in ourselves, before we" can have faith
in anything. I have to believe in my
capacity to judge you before I can believe In your capacity to teach me."
"The fish are not so eager now,"
said the Master Fool, giving a twitch
to the red and white float.
* »     *
I waited while he played the line to
entice the finny epicures, but he had
fed them to repletion. Finding them
indifferent to his wiles, he turned to
me.
"The Democrat does not believe in
always'
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right," he said.
"They are nearly always wrong,"
said I.
"True." said the Master Fool,, "and
the Democrat believes in them because they have a right to be wron*?.
| Democracy has nothing to do with
| moral correstness. It is based upon
freedom. 'Lot the people tree'.' It
ciies, and does not trouble ia the least
ns tc the uses they make of thr:lr fret-
dem"
"Should men be free to do evil.'" I
asked.
"Ah, there was a nibble!" said the
Master Fool.
"Should men be free to do evil?" I
repeated sharply.
"A false alarm," said the Master
Fool, regretfully. The red and white
float lay motionless on the water
among the blue ItlteB.    "I'll try a new
bait."
•.   »    •
Iin did, and when the Une was duly
cast again, he took up the thread of
the discussion.
"The foolosophlcal justification of
Democracy," he said, "consists In the
fact that evil-doing is the infallible
sign of oervHude. Th*« slave doe»
wrong by a necessity or his condition."
"Surely," I protested, "it is the
tynmtn who hnve been the greatest,
offenders against truth and justice."
"The tyrants," said my Master calm-
ly, "Is the most pitiful slave or all,
Wben he fetters a fellow being be put*
manacles ou himself. You can take It
from me that sin and slavery are one
and the same thing. The way to save
the world 1» not to inaku tt virtuous
bnt to ael It tree."
"It often happen*." »»td I, "that
one man's liberty ball Is another man's
prison house."
"I thought I saw the flout mov*!"
said die •Master Fool.
"Beems to me you've got your lint
lu « ionttUi," **'*i9 I aiiuiill-uiii't).       j
Ignoring the Innuendo, my Master
returned the argument. I
"It Is true that freedom »oiii*iiiiif»t
manifests itself In conflicts and contradictions." ssld he.    "But  tliat   Is
when It Is uneulturtd, and sub^t to
erratic Impulses.    In course of tlmt
It becomes enlifhtened, and then   it
steadies down to a surprising unity;
Meanwhile, ao long as the freedom of
some is Incompstlhie with the free-;
ilom of othern, th-e l^mocrst prwicb#»!
tho greatest freedom ol tbt* greateitj
mortal mountain. They don't enjoy
their exclusive grandeur. They would
like to turn Parnassus into a public
park. They want cheap excursions to
Olympus, and conveniences provided
for picnic parties. They would love to
see the Muses handing out hot water
to the Crowd. They'd love to see the
kiddies dipping their billies in the
Pierian Spring "
"And plucking Apollo's lyre with
their dirty fingers,"I sneered.
"And scattering banana skins and
ginger-beer bottles all over tho garden of the Hesperldes," said the 'Master Fool. "Not until the 'mountain ot
iuinioiiality is a bank holiday resort,
at single fares for the doable journey, will the great ones kno.v what
hcppluessls,"
"Why should they worry about the
Crowd?" I demanded.
'*'***    *'
"Answer my question," said I.
"There are as good fish, out of the
water as ever were caught in it."
"The great ones worry about the
Crowd," said my Master, "because it
is from the Crowd they derive their
greatness. The Crowd are the deep
ocean into which the great ones dive
for pearls. In the Crowd there are
passion and power, and all the vital
elements which go to the making of
geniu*. The great ones love the
Crowd for that .reason. Though the
crowd do not understand them, they
understand the Crowd. In spite of the
indifference of the Crowd, in spite of
the persecutions they have suffered at
the hands of the Crowd, they love
them, and long to beloved by them In
return.
"That is why it is good to let the
Crowd rule, ignorant though they may
be. That is why it is good to be patient with their faults. There is in
them, diffused throughout the mass,
all the previous qualities which, when
concentrated, make the great ones of
the earth. Give the Crowd the freedom to develop, and by virtue of those
qualities the.v- will win their way to
truth and justice, and transform this
ancient ball of iniquity into a new
world of happiness.
.*■■**,*■ ■
Just at thai moment I saw the red
and white float quiver.
"I am a Democrat," I said slowly,
my eyes glued on the float. I am o"n
the side of the disinherited Crowd
against thp disinheriting few. But
when the fight ls over. I feel that I
wokld like to set, away from theni,
and "
The quivering float suddenly disappeared beneath the water	
The Master sprang to his feet, alert
and eager. ....   A quick movement
of the wrist; a swirl of the line	
Gasping, and gleaming iu the sun. a
big fat perch wap landed on the grass
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St. Boniface db Shawinigak, Qu*.
Feb. 3rd. 1914.
"It is a pleasure to me to inform yoa
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cured by "Fruit-a-tives". While I
was a student at Berthier College, I
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it came to a point when I could not
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I felt a great improvement. After I
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should follow my example ana Uke
" Fruit-a-tives" for they are the
medicine that cures".
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the bait with extreme gentleness from the gullet of
the vanquished.
"This fine fellow, too," he said, "got
tired of the Crowd to which he belongs. He wasn't hungry. He is swollen with the dinner I provided for
him; But he greedily took the bait
that promised him a lift up into a
higher sphere, away from them!
See how he pants! .... He's eorry
already. . . . Luckily he has fallen
into the hands of a vegetarian and a
piaster of All Fools' College, who
knows how to^deal with silly fish that
think themselves too good for the
water" ;
He took the palpitating perch between his fijjser and thumb and
tossed it back into the pool.
"That was kind of you," said I
humbly.
"N*ot kind," said my master, "but
Democratic."—X. V. Call.
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READY TO WEAR DEPARTMENT
Ladies' Suits
Ten Suits at $8.95. Suits made of serge, tweed
anil gabardine. Medium length coat, fastening
with two or tlirei* buttons; lined w:th good quality
sateen. The skirts eome in plain tailored styles.
Regular prices from $18.50 to $25.00.
Saturday Special $8.95
95 Cent Blouses
Blouses made of fine voile and embroidered *nus-
lin.   1'iiule with  rolling collars and long sleeves.
Pi-ice $1.25 to $1.75.
Saturday Special 95c.
Boys' Suits
A new line of boys' Suits; made in the "Oliver
Twist" style. Mado of galatea. Mouse part comes
plain white and blue and white stripe; pants come in
plain blue; sizes. -1 to S years.
Saturday Special   $1.75
Petticoats
Petticoats in fine quality sateen, in all colors;
regular price $1.75.
Saturday Special $1.25
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DRY GOODS DEPARTMENT
Natural Pongee Silk
'.il") Inch Natural Pongee Silk in a nice even weave
and extra heavy quality. •   All pure silk.    Regular
75c.
Saturday Special  50c. yard
Cotton Crepes
Just arrived another big shipment of these goods.
They come iu a big range of new and pretty designs.
Permanent  finish  and  fast washing  colors.-
Saturday Special 7 yards for $1.00
27 Inch Embroidery Flouncing
Extra fine quality and big range of pretty designs to select from. Make up nicely for children's
dresses, pinafores, ete.    Regular 35c.
Saturday Special  25c. yard
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We are now showing a
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These corsets embody all
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style, shape and finish.
Price $1.00 to $6.00
You are cordially invited to step in and see the
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Grocery Specials
Lipton's Pure Fruit Jelly Tablets, 3 for 25
Lipton's Black Tea, 1 lb 40
Lipton's Mack Tea, 3 lb. tin  $1.25
Krinkle Corn Flakes, i pkgs    .25
Braid's Big -i Coffee, fresh ground, per lb...    .40
Peaches, 2 lb. tins, 2 tor 35
Lombard Plums, 2 for 25
Damson Plums, 2 for 25
Navel Oranges, extra large size, per doz 40
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Lemons,large size, per dozen 25
Wagstaff's Red Currant Jam, 5 lb. pail 75
Waggstaff's Pear Jam, 5 lb. pail 75
Eddy's Golden Tip Matches, 2 pkgs 25
Red Cross Pickles, 18 doz 25
Heinz Pork and Beans, medium size, 2 for....    .35
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Ivory Soap, 5 bars 25
Peai-line Powder, large pkg 30
Carrots, 14 lbs '. 25
Beets, 14 lbs 25
PROVISION DEPARTMENT
Breakfast Bacon, per lb 23
Harris Brand Shortening, 2 lbs 35
Harris' Brand Shortening, 3 lb. pail 50
Crisco, 3 lb. tin   60
Rolled Boned Smoked Shoulders, per lb 16
Mine Meat, per lb 10
Here's a Working Glove Opportunity
Men's heavy pigskin Gloves, with wrist fasteners,
will be on sale in our Men's Furnishing Department
for Saturday only at  35c. pair
This is a regular 60c. glove.
You'll have to hurry to get these as we have only
50 pair to offer.
Trunks and Bags
We always carry a very, complete range of traveling necessities, which includes. Steamer Trunks,
Wardrobe Trunks, Round-top and Square Trunks
in canvas, fibre or metal covered; sizes 30 inch to
40 inch.
Suit Cases
Suit Cases in solid leather, imitation leather, canvas, and Japanese matting, in sizes 20, 22, 24 and
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Club Bags
This is the most popular piece of hand baggage.
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There has been a great advance iu all lines of
trunks and bags owing to war conditions, but wc
are pleased to announce we bought beforo the rise
in price, and can offer you exceptional values.
SHOE DEPARTMENT
Ladies Tan Button and Blucher Boots at Greatly
Reduced Prices
We are clearing out a line of high-cut Tan Button Boots, made on good stylish lasts, with high
and medium heels, some of our latest grades. Guaranteed to give absolute satisfaction. In all sizes
from 2y2 to 7.    Regular prices from $4.50 to $6.00.
Special for Saturday $3.25 pair
Men's Football Boots
Our stock of men's Football Boots has arrived
and we are showing some new lines of very comfortable and serviceable boots.
Childs', Girls' Boys' and Men's Sneekers have
arrived.   "We carry child's sizes as small as 5.
AVe 'have a good range of Baseball Mitts and
Gloves jn Boys' and Men's.
Baseballs from 10 to 50 cents. AVe have the
American League Baseball at $1.25.
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WHAT CAPITAL REALLY
THINKS OF LABOR
(Continued from Verna Two*
Q. Did you ever study that or kindred questions from ibe standpoint of
citizenship or mere educational Information?
A.   No.
Q. If It should be true that a very
large proportion of the population fall
to secure an adequate living front Industry while others enjoy a superfluity, what would you say was the
cause?
A. I hare not observed any cause
for such condition.
Q. Has the extent of poverty and
Buffering In the United State* ever
been brought to your attention?
A.   No.
Q. What is your opinion regarding
the causes of poverty?
A.   I haven't nny.
Q.Do you consider that industrial
conditions nm responsible In any large
measure for poverty?
• A.   No, I should say not.
Q. I take It, Mr. Morgan, that as a
man holding a position ot power, trust
and responsibility, tbat in common
with the rest ot us who find ourselves
to positions of responsibility, you have
dotilir]e*n been a student of economic
and social problems, which, of course.
Include* the labor problems?
A. I have not been a great student
of Uiomi problem*. I have liad other
problems to study, and 1 have not bad
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It was with regard to tbe organization of labor, however, that Mr. -Morgan was most Interesting. He did
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feel able to say tbat he was not opposed to the organization of bis employes
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and the other directors ot the United
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a resolution that they woutd not treat
with or recognize any labor union, and
calling upon the executives of all sub.
sldlary companies to pursue a policy
of extermination wherever organtza.
tion existed among the workers.
Asked if he had any suggestions to
mako us lo legislation that might us-
tnhllsh a higher degree of industrial
peace', and he answered: "The purpose is commendable, but tt Is beyond
me. 1 have not enough knowledge. 1
hsve not enough power of capacity to
grasp It."
lie was compelled finally to admit
that the directors were the real arblt
em, and tried to wiggle out of this by
saying that executive officials could,
and should .consult with the directors
about labor problems. Commissioner
Onr*ctson, however, pumped this ques-
Hon at him:
Q Xow If the average board of
r..rector? was in the same iix lha; yti'i
hnvn efntiv' you tire In 'n regard to
certtt-i <in<>*tloim; that von hnv»> no
opinion as to the proper length of a
working day, no Idea of a proper dally
wage, thru jou bin* no knowing* tnd
have nut* i funned ,m opinion as tc
the -for.dtt'cns of employment for fhti-
dren. or oth.-m, that* you do not know
tihethw ri.' not organisation exists in
i n.imber of branches of the various
Industrie* wllb which you are ronneet*
t'tl »» « iJirt-ihji, lhat mu um not fain
War *'ii* thi* underlying raii«i?s of pov.
r>    *,' ,i praclli'il operating official
• i.i u, *i bouM nf .tirf'i'ofJi qualified
ilk" j hat. could hi* got much valuable
I'hlfi- from them?
A.    I'rob.iWy not. t
ii     I»i» \.,u U''.,**.\t:  that llit-  Sights]
iM inter? «ts nt tli«» employee* of cor-'
'wimom r-n.'flvi'   proper   r»cognition
u".t*i :.i*u*. uroUTtluii uii dur Mistime <ou
illiion*? j
A     1 mJioiiM think no.     Yi'i». j
.*1    A# .* ren-nit ot your oksenretifia j
* ,< ,*..     ».,..,,,*■),,.,,„ ,».,, «,, i
ritiMrtat <ti*f-m»»-Mii In  Am-Wles 1* In. I
A. I:. jM-«-fij*i> itt tut) Um*. iiitkii'AUfh*!
nr* l-mprovinc: lhat ,% treat 4*n\ Is bo J
m% don*, and thereforc* I swpyo** thsi j
ihe dltcrmtrnt will decrease.'    I don*f j
ki.ou'. J
Ml, ..  .«-,*asb.     ,M akUUMk.     »..»,.     -...      .-.'..
stand, betrayed the same vast ignorances as Mr. Morgan, but while Mr.
.Morgan glggfed through his list of negatives, Mr. Belmont seemed to feel a
sense of deep insult as though robbed
of his figleaf. lie gavo this list of
corporation-; In which he served as a
director: Interborough Rapid Transit,
Louisville &. Nashville Railroad and
"several banks." Pressed a bit by
Chairman Walsh, he admitted being a
director also in the Interborough Metropolitan, tho Itfug Island Electric,
the Long Island Railroad, and five or
«lx other railroads and construction
companies employing thousands of
men.
Air. Relmont knew nothing about
wages or hours or conditions of labor
In any of these companies, and when
asked to what extent directors were
responsible for labor conditions, stated
that the question was "altogether too
large" for him. The flat statement
may be made that Mr. August Belmont
did not have one single suggestion to
make or intelligent opinion to advance
with regard to any economic, soda)
or industrial proposition.
Ho admitted having been president
of tbo National Civic Federation that
Is supposed to bring labor and capital
Into kinslng relations, also that a tenet
of tho Federation is recognition of the
principles of unlonlwn, yet he bad to
say also that the majority of his com-
panics opposed the right ot employees
to organise, and maintained spy systems to see that unionism was properly suppressed,
IUh cloning speech wns n marvel,
iXi.'iuii ..Li iil*uif,ti(l. lull ul inti and
noblo rage, hut atill restrained: "I am
not one of those who believe that it lt
iietensury to have jail sentence* to Induce men In charge ot either our pub*
lie affnlr* or onr corporations to perform Ih-Plr duty,
Almost at the time he was speaking,
un investigation was being made into
various wrecks and fires in the New
York subway, ln the course of which,
it developed thnt dividends had been
paid out of money that might have
beim uhnI to replace cheap, wooden
curs with *ti fl. A note of selfish interest thus mh* Mr It^JmoBt'i pr*-
oration of it* full value.
I<m us, for a moment, change from
N't* Y-srSi to HtA'.tlt as>4 t*a*ii«*j *sa*
tesilmonv tlvi»n betor* th«» <V>rn«tt*'
tilott by l, V. Patterson, president of
the «(»att.lf'I»ry Ikwk tnd Construction
Company, and n millionaire employer
'if hundred* nr men* It 1* ?n.!i«i»d a
mhame that Mr. Patterson cannot he
n*>u*J ti> iiv.lfntj. UtAt n'.m-e b# ratied
for many hours, only these few choice
For Good Treatment
and Prompt Service
Come to the Nyal Store
naHHHHHHfflfflHKlHEIIill
mat
ALUM
DrPRICE'S
BAKING^OWDER
MM*  141*   Uf   <t'X-t   tit MH)*   Nil**  »l>«r.        |
••»-..«, ,*     ....   .,-», ,.*■■*,    *»,',,,v.'. *
tion.   A tanr of mlncrwint*	
Very f*»w good workmen   bet*   now.
A'll *•»?  f3#l   ■». 4j1uhimi».  nft Iflfiil!'*-^*-
Hon*. ....   We are iroinc to fight, I
that Is all th«*r* t* to it.   Because we!
■will  1,n** 'ft  *******  are *i»r»  ttr,*      Sn-*'
tho ftmyton Mtl and sll thst legtsla-1
tion lit going back In th* opposite dtr-
f<\-rin      And the Initiative sad Re-
ferendsm not all this turning back on
the experience af mankind Is wrong.
....     Our CoagrvMi I* ai»oiuteiy
ttMten.    We have st tk* b*«4 of tke
n»tt*wi n pretmteo wim 1* no ttnomot
ot ills profi'*i<*»i*o-n ». vta shiitt be tolcmtcs i
-HfttM-ewitr   from   tooptttto^tnO  lt|
v**!.'. ,m hum kAMWktmMv, ilnwi Uwiiu, m I
tin** imtnlMMa. ....   i 4eo% tmt
tie tool of pssstsg Ctlsften kill* or]
«»»' vtltrt kiit4 et Wl*. tm-kt-** i-tm
will fort* tm to the polst mbate w*
win fltkt jwb.    We wtw itm wttb n
■tpoitt.it t**tfhitkm.     Wn wli it
rem   We Pane n rftkt to to It.
hew pm th* power.    We wm tommy
THE well known Nyal Family Remedies and Toilet Articles will in future be
sold in this district only at this store.
We have been selected by the Nyal Company Limited, the makers of
these high quailty preparations, as their local Exclusive Agent
And those distinguishing features of our store and service which caused
our store to be selected by the Nyal Company for their Agency assure you of good
service and treatment when you buy here.
OUR IDEA OF BUSINESS goes farther than a mere handing over
of articles in exchange for your money.
But you are too busy with your affairs to have time to investigate for
yourself the merits of all the various things sold in a drug store. We, however, are
handling these things every day atid are daily talking with actual users of the
preparations we sell so that we have a pretty accurate opinion of their good qualities and short comings. This information we gladly and disinterestedly place at
your disposal because we want everything you buy here to satisfy you. We are
interested in st-ing that you get that one thing in our stock that will best suit the
particular use you have for It
It is because of this actUAl knowledge ofthe superior quality of the Nyal
Products that we accepted the Nyal Agency. We know that when we recom*
mend a Nyal product it will not disapoint either you or us.
We carry a full stock of Nyal Preparations and we'll gladly aid you with
any information that will guide you in getting the most suitable preparation for
the particular use you have for it,
If you are acquainted with any of the Nval nr*r>nmHr>n« ym* will v?mw tho
very real and eKeep*i°nal merit thtt the wort! Nyw1 <rtgnWes. If you have not
learned of Nyal Quality a telephone order wiil bring you any Nyal preparation you
say. Nyal's Tooth Paste or Nyal's Face Cream are two particular popular items
with those who know Nyal Quality.
HHHKtU MTAL STORES ARE GOOD STORES JHHUHIHraiS
Ipit
w>
(Contiiwtd nest Wettil
McLEAN'S
Drug and
Book Store
WHERE  IT  WAV*  TO  DttAX,
FERNIE
Agent For Nyal's Family Remedies
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