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Industrial Unity, Is Strength'
The Official Organ, of Distr ict No. 18, U. M. W. of A.
Political Unity Is Victory
Noy7, Vol. VIIJ;
Mayor GatiS stated on Wednesday night that the City Council will administer
relief, if necessary, in City of Fernie this winter. Government will look after
outside places.    Get on the Municipal Voters' List-your vote will be needed.
A^out 20 citizens were present on
Wednesday evening in the City Halt
when the Mayor opened the proceedings by remarking that they were
there that evening to get the DlBtrlct
Branch of-the Patriotic Fund Btarted.
He understood that they would have
to take In the whole district, and he
called upon the meeting to nominate
Officers to fill the various positions.
The first business was the election
of a president, and the 'Mayor, was
promptly "nominated.
Mr, Gates, however, appeared; trom
his .remarks diffident of the honors
' that the position contained, and it was
suggested that iMr. W. R. Wilson, general .manager of the Ooal Com-pany,
-might be persuaded to take the Job
on. Mr. Wilson, upon being asked
over the phone, .was understood to
express appreciation of the .honor to
be conferred,, but regretted that business-necessitated considerable absence
from town, and consequently he did
not think he could do the position
A suggestion was put forth by 'Mr.
G. G. Moflfabt that the mayor be ex
.officio president of the fund, and this
'was eventually agreed to.
The position of vice-president
brought. out tbe name of .Mr. E. K.
Stewart, and ihe was unanimously
sefleoted for the position,
of polite refusals, but It was eventual-
ly decided to pi-ace the names of three
gentlemen, Messrs. R. Dudley. A. M.
Owen and W. M. Walker wp for ballot,
the elected to accept the position. (Mr.
W..M. Walker (manager of P. Burns)
was a popular winner for this position.
A. il. Owen, manager of the Imper-i
ial Bank, was next elected to fill the'
position of treasurer.
The officers having been selected,
considerable discussion arose at to
the number and personnel ot the various committees, and at one time it
was feared that we ahould have every
clttxen in the room elected upon one of
the suggested committees. Evidently
the mayor anticipates Btrenuout work
for this branch, In spite of the fjaet
tlmt so far as is known at present, we
have only half a dozen families dependant on tbe fund. R. Dudley
eventually came to the rescue with a
motion *tba* the executive committee
consist of eight members and the of*
fleers. Those chosen as thc cxcni-
tlve committee, and from which the
other committees will be formed, are
aa toHows: Messrs. A, B, Trites,, 8,
Herohmer, W. Reading. R. Dudley, P.
C. La we, J. P. Macdonald. J. Rogers
F. Dubtr. ond W, Rudlnskl.
. It waa explained by the (Mayor that
the money collected tor tba Patriotic
Fund would ba placed In a local bank
to be drawn for relief upon receipt
of authority Onom Victoria.
Considerable dUcuaton arose ee to
whit action would ba taken to relieve tba distress tbat threatened tb*
town, and Wr. A. £. Trites got in
•om* r**d common sense talk aa to
th* necetsity of not overlooking thia.
He reminded those preaent that It
the mines continued to work at at
present eoneidtrabl* strtln would ba
«lactd apon th* ptopl* of th* town la
relieving dlstrtss, and as tbla dtatraat
waa mort or Ita indiiwetly earned
by tha war, ba did not want tbem to
last sight ot tht ttrtousntts of tb*
altuttloa If things e©ntlno*d as thay
were tor aay ttagth of tta*.
Tb* Mayor atated thtt tht govern-
aaat woald lak* ear* af all oaaea oot-
tide tha city, wbll* th* eity. aolherit-
tea wootd look after men of dtstrtaa
In (She eity. Ha evidently did not an.
tletptt* any atriott Iroabla ia aaat*
men should keep the temperature
down, got 'both hot and eloquent, over
the sacrifices of those who had gone
to the front, and expressed! the opinion that the suffering of a family with
a dependant at .the front would he far
greater than that of a family whose
breadwinner had no Job and no money
with whioh to purchase the necessities for hie family. While one cannot attempt to minimize the anguish
and uncertainty of a family with a dependant at the front, nevertheless Mr,
McDougall's arguments were not very
logical. The cheery smile and gentle caress are not propagated by an
empty stomach, and while those mho
go to the front have the practical assurance that their little ones will be
cared for, the army' that keeips the
man at the front has no suoh assurance.
At the close of the meeting the executive met and discussed plans, tor
relief, etc.
>Mr. George O'Brien' made an important announcement during the course
of the evening, which . conclusively
proves that there are eome men In
this town who thoroughly appreciate
the distress tbat already exists and
threatens. Mr. O'Brien informed the
meeting, that Mr. Millar, of tbe Isis
Theatre, "was forming a symphony orchestra that™would-jfirrange to give
concerts every Sunday, after church
hours, and contribute all monies collected to relieving the most necessitous cases of distress in the city, or
pasB same on to the Ladies' Benevolent Society to handle. . The suggestion was greeted -with much approval
j by those present.
An application was made by the
solicitors for the Crow's Nest Pass
Ooal Company, which was heard last
'Friday morning at Victoria before -Mr.
Justice Gregory, to set aside the
notice of trial and other papers ln the
action of Topay? vs. Crow's Nest Pass
Coal Company, and the application
was dismissed. The ground on which
the application was made was that
Topay, the plaintiff, is an Austrian
citizen and an enemy ot Great Britain
and her colonies.
A wire was received by Messrs. Mac-
neil & -Banwell, -solicitors tor the plaintiff, from H. A. MoLean, K.C., of Victoria, .stating that the application was
dismissed because under an order-in-
Council passed by the Dominion Parliament on August 22nd, to tiie elf-
feet that all'German or Austrian citizens of Canada enjoy the protection of
th© law so long as they quietly pursue
their ordinary avocations and unless
there lis reasonable ground to Relieve
that they are engaged in espionagde
or attempting to engage in service ot
a German or Austrian nature, or to
give Information to the enemy.
It will be recollected by most of our
readers that Topay was seriously In.
jured at Michel last June, and negligence oa the part of the defendant
company Is alleged.
The Grand Patriotic Ball held on
Thanksgiving Night in Victoria Hall
was a succesa-r-lt wat more than that,
it waa an achievement for those responsible tor the management    The
crowd came from all over the district
—•Michel, Elko, Waldo, Coleman, while
even poor, defunct Hoamer added its
quota to the gathering.    All told some
(Ive hundred people crowded Into the
hall; and It was crowded, but those
present took the Jostling In good part,
and at no time during the evening was
thore any let up la the fun and frolic,
The refreshment committee, as toon
at It was realised that a great crowd
had to be fed, immediately organized
a commissariat emergency corps, and
scouts were despatched to the various
caterort In town commandeering all
eatables.    The scouts succeede.1 In
corralling til the getatable eatables
tnd the situation wat eaved.    The
decoration of tbe hall, which wat in
the hands of a very capable committee,
was very pleating and tastaful, and In
tpitt of th* ftct that the ladtea did
not have a finger in the pl«, the mat*
cullae element succeeded la producing
color tfftctt tnd contrasts tbat would
would bave startled a ballet manager.
Tbe orchtttrt, which waa one of tha
most pleasing aggregation! ever heard,
was organised by Mr. Miller of tb*
tttt Theatre, aad wbll* It wat aot (at
adv*rtlt*d)  Carrie't Orchestra, that
genttanaa, with others, gavo their
tento** free, Th* two etep, "It'e a
Long Way to Tipptrary," waa not long
enough for tha gathering, and It waa
encored repeatedly, evtrpoa* jotntaf
intheahoim- *Tb* floor maatftat-tat
wat apltndld and tha lnt*r*t»*ri!ng of
an  oeeatloaal  qnadrtllt,    Highland
•cbottithe, brake th* monotony ot tte
oatUnaary waits aad teo-etap.    Mr.
Jamea Rota waa a ap*cial ttatur* with
hit tword danoe, wbll* Mcaare. John*
ttoa aad MeJatoea gave a *p*ettl pot*
\tormntten Of tbo nwmt tatxm te th*
eb*en*r. obtkmfk tb*r* weft fhria* I ****** mm tm tb* booem of th*
'overflow orowA    The ea* had   aot
Coal Creek was startled on Thursday morning <by the^news of the sudden demise of "Jock" .MoLetcble, one
of the beet -known footballers In the
While we h-ave not fuli particulars,
it 'would* Appear that Deceased,' was
taken suddenly sick in the morning
when rising. Medical assistance was
immediately secured, and Dr. Workman made heroic efforts to safe Mc-
Letchle't life. For an hour deceased
struggled against the Belzure, but
eventually succumbed.
McT.etchle, who has played full back
for Coal Creek association football
team for the last four years, was on
the reserves, and at the commencement of the war was Instructed to rejoin his regiment, the Highlanders,
He travelled to Valcartier camp but
a medical examination revealed heart
trouble, and be was ordered to return and await further instructions.
While generally known that he was
aJfllcted with serious heart trouble,
hit fine phytic and the vim and dash
with which he entered Into all sport,
teem almost to belle the decision of
the medical men, and bit sudden death
was a great shock to Coat Creek residents, whom one and all be eould
call hit friends,
An enthusiastic footballer, but one
of the eleaneat tportt, Jock AicJUtchlo
will be missed by one and all who had
tho pleasure of bit acquaintance,
tiie Veterans' Association will give
deceased a military funeral on Sunday next, and It ts ewetlly to bc
hoped that all will turn out to pay a
last tribute to hit memory. Tb*
funeral wtll tak* place from tb* undertaker's parlors at ISO.
*w 9-      I*
pr-tttnt who dtd not tht re hit dttlgbt-
fat opUaont aai tiprttstd ttelr op-
tatoaa aaadtdljr,
Thtrw wa* « pmelllof opinion ft*
fn«ll   fVl*   *********   tut*   1.999.   ,,n,   *-,9
that taataOiiH ted to b* doa* for tb*
army taft tebtad at w*ll aa tha arw
la front, aai Mr. Oaorga 0**Bi4*» rt-
adedtd tte aMttlag that tte aaany
«otl*et*d at tha footer oa tte oeoat-
mm tn ton vwmavtara atpanaiw, anpn
be gtvea to th* Ladles* Bootrrottmt
faetety, a* It via tet cettoetsd tte Any
specific parpo**, ealy aa a "war *ae-
■atcrpaef ■ IML" Mr. Oater awvad
thtt te doa*. Mr. Rtadtag aeeaai-
«d tte anttaa ta give thia aawaat
latent IIM) to tte Beaeraleat tee-
lety, aad ft waa *v*ataalty agr**d 1ft
■Ptr* f!Wtf MelNWfaH, who at aH
poatd bla aaat over tha BMwntetn tap
ahta tha daaoa hroha ap, bat waa wall
on hia way.   Financially tte bait waa
ft  •H-WNNSi ll*fev ^W# •W  ffWB'ffllWl  tWM
abeot two waa added to tha Patrtottcj
rand.     '
Quit* a aov*l faatare waa th* rawing of a oak* with tte load laacrip-
ttoa ."Mad* tn 0*n»any." Cbanew*
wart told for Ite. each tad tte aaka
net won by S. MoDouftU. Tha rt-
eafptaaftte tattle totalled ft*.
Tbere wat one very regrettable fe* I
tart ateat tbe ahaeaea ef a ttt*, er
•arty trata, tor Uie Coal Cratk p-topl*.
Mttriy niatty ttetet* w*t* **M ta tte
teeetm at tte Ctetk. aad thia ataaat
tbat aoMMy IM pea-pie woald te pr*-
•eat from tbat eamp. Tb* eonmlOM
mad* mnry- effort to got a train and
promised to pay for ttm*, bnt to no
purpos*. Mr. Wilaon atated, to w* are
Infoimedv "thtt hit Inatraotloni from
Toronto war* that no train waa to
ran aftar 11 p.m. to Coal Creek to convey pattengen," and it didn't. Aa
a remit tha Coal Creak people had the
option of -paying ttelr I1.M aad way
lag at home Hte good children, or tbey
eoald eome aad wait until tha morning train at I ajn. Th* majority objected to any censoring of tb*tr ptet.
tor* and etm*. bad a good ttm*, and
rttarnad on th* auornlng train, Th*
♦"fl*""*- rf ♦.*;- -irlii* !»*:«.:* r**4!J
Ik-Mr -tHtri-wr* tt. tbe dlaTMUMl of thi* In lite*, and ae th* dtnet did not break up
oatll tola (or tarty) thaea who came
.There will :be a sale of home cooking, candy and tea at the Metbodist
Church Schoolroom, Saturday, Oct. 17.
See the great three-reel drama, "The
Game of Life," at the Orpheum Saturday ivigbt.
High Cost of Living! That's the
burning question everywhere. See the
Saturday specials at 41 Meat 'Market
The Ladles' Guild of Christ Church
will hold their delicatessen sale in
the basement of tbe church on Saturday, Oct. 24, nt 3.30 p.m.
Orpheum Theatre Friday night for
"the sixth reel bf "Our Mutual Girl
An examination for fire boss (third
class) papers was -held at the Rescue
Station on Tuesday last, when eight
candidates sat. Messrs. Evan Evans
ant' Thomas Williams, mine inspectors, were examiners.
Every Monday ancl Tuesday, at the
Orpheum two reel episodes of "The
Million Dollar MyBtery." '
G. G. Henderson, collector of customs, has returned after a two months'
absence on a tour of the eastern cities.
Jlr. Henderson has benefited greatly
by the change.
Mr. Justice Macdonald will preside
at the Fall Assizes which open here on
Monday next Mr. W. E. Burns, of
Vancouver, will represent the Crown
in prosecuting the criminal cases.
A party of four Belgian reservists
left Fernie on the Eastbound C. P. R.
passenger on Friday evening, having
The-interior of the Post Office has
been undergoing repairs and the rearrangement of the money order and
registered letter windows has enlarged
the working space of the office without reducing the p£&lon used by the
public to any noticeable extent.
A good show every night—a show
that is sure to -please. Get the Orpheum habit, and be happy. s
J. C, Turner, an old-timer of Fernie,
reports from Sydney, N. S. Wj, that
labor conditions in Australia are much
better than dn Canada. He ls going
on to -Melbourne.
.Miss Shone, of Coleman Miners'
Hospital, has been on a visit to Mrs.
T. Williams, of Fernie. She was present at the Patriotic Ball Monday evening.
Mr. Thomas Haines, Coleman, has
been visiting an old acquaintance In
Pernie, Mr. T. Williams. Tom took
in the Patriotic Ball and reports a
good time.
Owing to some difficulties arising
betweon the management and principals ot the Napanee Hotel, the bar wat
dosed to Its patrons at midnight on
Thursday and will remain closed until
a settlement Is reached.
The Elk Lumber Company finished
their 1814 cut of lumber on Saturday
evening last, when approximately one
hundred men were laid off. We are
Informed, however, that the pinning
mill -will continue to ron for aomel
ttme, and quite n Inn* nu.iuWi!
still be retained.
Messrs. R. J. Black. 0. J. Moffatt
tnd Jtmes Johnston*, journeyed to
Morrissey on Saturdsy and returned
Monday with t fine deer. Mr, John-
ttone it credited with having fired the
successful shot and his many friends
will be recipient* of th* portions of
venison as promised,
l,tX*olonel J, Mackay loft on the
Greet Norttern Railway this morning
In connection witb tbe business of
tbst oomptny, tnd will visit White-
fish, Ktltspe), Htm and Butte, Mont,,
before rttaralng.    Ha nrill purchase
•event thousand railway tin*, telegraph poles aad feaet po*t* for ute
on the Western Divisions of the nrwtt
Northern Railway.
Ktystou* Cem««ly, "Caaabt la tb*
Rain," at tte Orphean, Fridtv tnd
The following resolution, with request for publication .'.us been received trom Itobert Foster, President Dis
trict 28, U.M.W. of A„ Nanaimo. The
resolution ls, as Brother Foster say?
' self explanatory."
WHEREAS the Convention hae
heard the Vancouver Strike situation presented by Brothers itobert
Foster, President of the Vancouver
Island Miners and Frank Farrlng-
•ton, representing the International
Union, United Mine Workers of America, and.have heard the iMinlster
of Labor Crothers, defend the position of his department in connection
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada as represented by
his delegates assembled in the St.
Johns' Convention, that we approve
in the strictest terms the efforts of
the Vancouver Island miners to improve their conditions of employment first by mediation and then by
striking, and
that we commend the Vancouver Island miners for affiliating with the
United :Mlne Workers of America,
and urge them to continue itheir affiliation therewith, and
that we hereby condemn the Minister of Labor for having felled to perform his duty, and for having tailed
to use Impartially the great power
of his office to bring about an equitable settlement of the Vancouver Is-
Conditions Worse Than Generally Realized, State David Rees and John
Pearson, while their Statement is
Substantiated by Fair Wage Officer,
J. D. McNiven.
land miners' strike.
S. P. OF C,
The regular dance will be held in
the Socialist Hall on Saturday, Oct.
17th.    Ladles free.,
A special business meeting will b«
held in the above hall on Sunday afternoon at 2.30.
Comrade Allen will give an address
on Sunday evening at 7.30. Subject:
"Socialism:   Utopian  and  Scientific'
Just as we go to press we are Informed that L. P. Eckstein, who practised for many years ln this city as
solicitor, has died at Prince George,
B. C. It was reported early In the
welt that he was seriously 111, and
his meny friends will learn of his
demise with regret.
All the District Officers were in
Calgary during this week attending
the convention of the A. Fed. of Lab.,
and from communications received it
would appear that they have journeyed to Edmonton, if not all, at least
some. Xo doubt their visit is in connection with the Hillcrest Relief Fund
and the general condition of distress
prevailing throughout the District.
Pressure or business has, no doubt,
prevented them forwarding a report
and in the absence of same we cull
from a contemporary—Calgary Xewe-
Telegram. - As the mineworkers will
see their officers have not lost an opportunity of bringing Uie present condition of employment before the government or the public, while <Mr, J.
D. ..McNiven, the Fair Wage Officer, is
compelled to substantiate these statements made.
Several hints of revolution were
made at the meeting of tihe Alberta
Federation of Labor, in the Labor
Tempel Tuesday afternoon, when the
matter of the distressing  un-gmploy-
The Patriotic Dance Committee te-
quest that all returns of ticket*, sou
ami untold, for the Patriotic Dance,
be turned in to G. O'Brien, secretary,
89. Victoria Avenue, or P.O. Box 353,
at soon as possible, so that a financial
statement can be made.
The above committee also dsslro to
tluink each und everyone who tisftlstod
In any way in making the dance thc
greatest success ot the season.
A tlftlOUt CHAftOf
tnm** Pttta at a (MWltmtaary h««r
were aot greatly taeoav*ol«iic*d. Still, j in* before Polka Migistrste Whim
ona tea ta adartt that tt ft mat trtt-
tare ftrtfft-n* *ti*b ** fMf »*.«.' -ry;,:: z
deal of uaptttstat fttllag and erltio
Itm. Tte Goal Crick p*opl« neutrally f**l gritvtd after teylag a ttetet
to flad that no accoawaadatloB «aa
be made for a conv*nt*nt retnrn, wbll*
tte comaMtte* w*r* teard makln*
torn* very) candid romarka about th«
Coal Compnny.
•ter thl* afternoon fleeted for a
*,*•**»# ***** wtt i* 9-*utpe vx Mvwa oa
tba proceeds of prostttotlon." aad wtll
eome np before Jndg* Thompson In
ibe near fotare. Patta, who It r*ry
well known In this eity on account of
bit ability ta a mettdsn, wss arr**t«d
on the »bar* eknrtn litat Txteadnr nnd
wtt allowed oat ea W9 ball ta appetr
XX'ttttniwdny mornlnq At ft* iffif not
npptnr the City Chief of Volloe seat
^^ i mwv-m*     e**ar    w*»f     waeo-wmo    ar*    -m w»vw    erwmw
tea tha Mttatl W«*bly at Tte Or-Uot tb* alarm, and Pasta mt trr«*t«d
phean FW4*y night- ? lt mil0 w ,*,,„! „ ,rilg w#da*tdey
Dr. ttauaaaa, I* V, i, Dt U a. dea-i aii ht.
UM, Beak ef Hamilton flwfldtar. o»-\   i» st nmenteod thtt M*#t*l other! twter tte ._.
potttt Trit**-Wood CSa.    ▼■aeanrer ->i»r*>M mot k* r*mt*re*d ttentew a**twkte\h ^ fttum *«...*.lut tM^icml
P««* ItJ-tad. 2 sloe* ibe scetdeat
The Fernie curler* gathered on
Thursday evening In the offices of
w)j.j J Afewt. H*rf>hmer and Msrtln and organised for the 19H-U season. An
election of officers was held, when W.
lt. Wilton wat elected honorary president: B. C, Olten, president; E. K,
Stewart first vice-president; J. 8.
Irvine, second vice-president, and J.
F. Macdonald secretary.
II. Elmer, late secretary of Alle
lei, who bat been held by the military
BUthoMtl-M for res-sons best known to
them, wot removed to Vernon Hun-
day morning laat. City Constable
H. Hughes and Provincial Constable
MteRae (Michel) acted as escort.
Telegraphic instruiUoa* were received from Major Wilson, Provost om<-
I nr, tnd tbe authorities in ebtrg* lost
no time in removing Rimer.
J, W. Ilennett, received a hurried
mil to Vancouver ou Important bu*l-
nett Saturday laat tnd went watt on
iouaaay mornings train. Ha reports
I aW ii. Uiuas, *uu tu-xntutti oy xm
ttm* tiwia to Vernon, received every
eomtMmtUrO from tb* bead* of h!s
escort. (VmataMet Hngfiee aad Mc-
Crae. Rimer bad a bad voyaat on
u<m mium. wa nput*> rnovere-a apon;
rtaehfat terra firm*.
B*rt Whtmtttr, ton of hidg* Whimster, wao raHy this snmmfr met with
tn accident to aaa of bis eye* whit*
engaged on a aartey some contlder-
ttbi* dtstittce nortk of E.l'...uutotv, *nd
bas stac* teen ter* at the horn* of hit
;* ircr.L. whIUt r«u»->«»'iHa ii«t» ibm *l-
U-itn ot ihe injary, iewet tor Edaton*
ton at the end of m-tt wt*+k wber*
be win undergo tn oppratton, Wfwn
I it it tmeenett *• win rompJ*t*iy re-
of tb* i-ojared number.
mTnt prevalenTTn Alberta, and the
que&tion of what remedies should be
taken to alleviate it, came up,for discussion.
The extent of the unemployment, according to the delegatess, has not <been
fully realized by the public. One dele--
gate estimated that there were 8,000
out-of-works in Edmonton alone, while
President Pearson, of the Calgary
Typographical Union, declared the unemployed In this city (Calgary) numbered well over 12,000.
The need of prompt measures ,of re-
lief, and the alleged slowness of both
the provincial and the Dominion gov-
ernments to take any action, brought
forth sharp comment from many of
those present, who compared this inaction with the general eagerness witih
which the patriotic fund and the Hinds
for the relief of the Belgians have been
taken up.
Poverty Is Rampant
"Poverty is more rampant than over
before," exclaimed Delegate David
Rees. in speaking on this question. It
Is a Dominion-wide problem. With
the cry of hungry little children hoard
on every hand, tt would not be surprising should grave disorder break
out this winter. Tho condition ts so
terrible and widespread that the government must Intervene, The Dominion and provincial authorities teem
to be crasy about raising funds to kill
off Germans. What we want to do Is
to make them equally crasy to pro*
serve their people from stravatlon.
T-hcrr sd», t h#lf«>v<«, ample *upp!!<>*'
for everyone In the stores and ware,
houses of Canada, and we must send
our executive to Edmonton at once, to
tee that something be done. If they
can't do anything there, the Dominion
government must, or the greateat social catastrophe In Canada's history
will occur."
These remarks wer* received with
loud and prolonged Jtppkua* on the
part of th* delegate*.
Conditions Are Went
i. 1). Mc.Vlven, ftlr wtge officer of
the Dominion government, maid conditions were worse tban ever before
He said h« bad been conducting an investigation for tbo labor department,
and while he could uot *in**k ou this
before ht delivered hit report, be admitted that he felt tbe *>*x*m wn*
wronc. It* had no rfrwiht bt**r*r*r
tbat tbe Federal Government wonM do
*iut m louid, out bt believed tt would
need the help of th* province! and the
the government for aid for the unemployed was like appealing to some
irresponsive brass god. However, he
believed that the government would
be forced to grant concessions to the
workers to avoid serious riots - this
"From next Saturday onward we
shall be up against it In Fernie,'' he
exclaimed. "We shall need aid at
once. The stores are shutting down
on credits, and either relief must come
or a calamity."
Appeal to Authorities,
A resolution as follows was then
"RESOLVED, that we instruct our
executive committee to take up this
question immediately upon adjournment of this convention. It can be immediately pointed out to both provincial and Dominion governments that
the present general statistics warrant
the government taking definite action
at once to relieve distress; and further, that the various .bodies of organized labor gather statistics re the unemployed army, along similar lines to
our fellow unionists on the Pacific
A recommendation of the eomlmlee
on officers' reports, urging the grant-,
ing of power to the executive to appoint a  mnn to watch  legislation at"
JgdaMffltfllL-Jgaa adopted. —°-
Labor Statistics
Another, urging the collection of
labor statistics, to he presented at
the next session of the convention, was
also passed, a* were the reports of
the various officers.
The following fecommendadons of
the executive were approved by the
Legislation to protect the interests
of the electrical workers.
Establishment of a bureau of labor.
To gather statistics for legislation to
r.;«;pt the needs of the workers.
To give magistrates, etc, power to
|K<>;iouna> a marriage contract.
To use In all railway contracts of
t>n government railway fair wage
clauses of tho A. and G. W.
Prohibition of th'e employment of
white women In Oriental restaur.!'its
and laundries.
New Officers Elected
The meeting then adjourned until
7.30 when the rwt of the r«*omtn«ndn-
tions of thn executive, Including a
vigorous protest against tbe competition of prison la'bor with union labor,
n declaration thnt nil election days
should be made public holidays and a
severe dt-ni«nolation of the child labor
evil were approved by the delegates,
Following tbe approval of the recommendation!, a new executive wot
elected a* follows: President. Alec
Rons, Cnlgary; secretary-treasurer,
A. Funnllo. of Ednwtnon, In place of
retiring president, S. O, Jones, of Lethbridge, and tecrettry-tressurer, B. W.
Jlellnmy, of Mfitlctn*1 Hat.
Comptnsstlon Aet Scored—Albsrta
Oevernment teverely CritJeittd
Resolutions rondemnln* the action
of the Alberta government in keeping
miners off the board for the distribution of relief to the victims of the HIII-
crest disaster, a demand for a fairer
Interpretation of tbe qualifications of
a mine Inspector and complete condemnation of the Albrrtji romp-noM-
tion Act as worthiest to the workers
together with a rwqucitt for on»» i»***d
on the Ontario tot, were some ot tbe
most lmi»rt«nt matters that took np
the time of th*» Alberta fc**-tw ion of
[tabor at tb" ruMtumptl-on of iin <!<>
liberation*. Wednesday mowing, tn th*
tabor Temple.
OonKl-Ierutil* dl*(U»»loh aneot the
qualifications of the mine ln«p#Kor«,
tnd the Interpretation put on the tet
„*4,„„m «.... *„<-»*■ ii) tut- wat-i mine
t* X Af", 'f.X r*.'..»..t ,!.'.,..,..» i\.A*t,tt
1\im, urging Ui*- executive lo a*l* for
an ord^r-ln^ounrll IMes-jwrttft* tb*
qotllflratlons of tbe Inspector*, In a
Mr. MoNlven urged ttet legitimate J tent" favorable to the worbm. camp
RMNW* niotl* b* 0**6 1* tbt* nfffctt •"'
teenrtt food, clothing and she!tor for
tbe unemployed. He declared, tttrthet,
that conditions wer* about at bad In
Drltlsh Columbia as bar*. Tb* speaker went on to describe th* fair wage
•yttem of tbe department of labor. II*
mid U« lwi.ll t'v.ui,.l 4 nnnibrr nt < ***-•»
where worker* ted teen dl*chtrc**»d
£4*1 i-»|H>rlniix »<> ni* dt*wrtmi-nt viola
fttrinral of thi- delegates exprette*!
the opinion that unWs »orkit*g
miners were to be tbe Inspectors, tb*
reports on the condition* of tbe mines
would Invariably b* good, ao that in
«!»«•* nf disaster, the t*mrd* mult b*
;>rt-seutcd ** favorable by the rom-
Tli* f«*<>!lnr tetters!)}" of 'Iif convert-
tion a of tbe condition* of tb* con j tion *s« thtt all tbe mine inspector*
trnttn tmtie b> rontra^or* on covert- sfcosld tie union officials, who tboild
mm work with th* nonantou «ovwh n* frnpowend to enter any mtn* in
ment, tbe dittrict tnd dt* a talr aad on-
A tnroin Pl«* blMfid report on th* condlMen* *itut*
tftmnt* tn. tt Wiittip*. ¥*rnln, nrft   f.r ttt»»*m.    After further dlttasi'o*
lib CalaaiMa, aald ttet nptmllnp 10 „-„„„„.„ .. ,.„„ rm0„
(We have no apology to offer for
the following, which was occasioned
by listening to a gentleman, who has
had business experience in this city,
hold forth upon the virtue of "'Thrift."
The gentleman in question stated that
he had great admiration for the thrifty
man, but when asked if he had ever
attempted  to  put  his  principles    to
practical    use    while    in    'business,
promptly stated "that 'it would not be
good business!"    This, we fear is the
way most of us view the matter, but
we must not lose sjght of the fact that
it would be a sorry matter indeed for
the tradesmen of this city if the miners of this town were suddenly smitten
with a desire to save. Quite half of the
hotels in town would be closed, while
every other source of amusement or
recreation would suffer In proportion.)
r      The employes in a large departmental store had had a banquet given to
them through the munificence of the
•boss the previous week, in the interim, as a result of the unselfish suggestions made regarding the beauties of
'Thrift and  doing business ln  strict
accordance with Christian principles"
they had decided to put these plans
into effect.
'.Monday morning (wife of Working
Iran enters the store, and the clerk
greets her smilingly, and with a cheery
"Good morning, Mrs. Blank, what can
I do for you?"   Awaits the reply)
Wife of Working Man: I wish to
buy three cartons of "Snowflakes."
Clerk: .My good woman, I know that
your husband has not heen working
steadily lately and  as an  expert in
the respective values of foodstuffs let
me advise you not to buy these when
there is far more nutritive qualities in
whole wheat.    We have on hand several "bushels of the finest wheat ever
grown in Manitoba, and if you will buy
this, soak it well in boiling water, put
in a little salt, then pour hot milk over
it, sweeten to suit the taste, you will
have a breakfast meal that is healthy
and cheap.   If you insist upon taking
the prepared cereal, of course, 1 am
■willing to sell to you, because we have
a large supply on hand.     The profit
obtained from the sale of cereals is
for larger than from the raw wheat.
Wife of Working Man:     Your suggestion is a very good one, and as we
have bought some wheat for the chickens,  I  will  pick out  the  heaviest
grains and make what I -believe I have
teardjny mother call 'JfrumettvJ!	
(Customer walks over to the white
goods counter.)
Wife of Working Man: "How do
you do, Mr. Linens? I have had a very
pleasant conversation with Groceries.
, who gave me some very useful information on how to make a cheap and
wholesome breakfast food."
Linens; Yes; we have forme'', a
"Welfare of our Patrons Club." Xow,
what cnn I do for you?
Wife of Working Man: I should
like to buy. some underwear for ir.y
husband and children.
Linens; Here we have nn excellent
■fee of those undergarments, but as
I L-ellevo that you are anxious to save
ov*»ty cent thesp hard timet*. 1 will
Rlv«j you some advice that may be of
benefit to you: Do you keep your
flour packs? Have you a sewing machine?
Wife of Working Mnn ( vlth puzzled
expression): Why, yes; I have,
Linens: Then wash the sacks
thoroughly, then when you have done
that, call at my house and my wife
will loan you « copy of the "Parmer's
Friend." in which there are paper patterns and full Instructions how to cut
out and make the garments required;
these you can easily- make up on your
sewing machine.
Wife of Working Man; Thanks very,
much; I'll do that. Now, will you
show me some of your' cheap comforters, as winter is coming on and we
need something for bed covering?
Linens: Oh, please step over to
our blanket department
Wife of i Working Man Cat Blanket
Department): I'd like to look at some
cheaip comforters, please.
Blankets: Oh! here you are, Mrs.
Blank, these are "splendid value at
$3.f>0, but we are clearing them out at
Wife of Working IMan (examining
them): 1 like this color, but, say, are
you a memiber of the Welfare of our
Patrons club?
Blankets (proudly pointing to a out-
ton "with a monogram ln his buttonhole) : Of course, and that's why I'm
calling your attention to the special
In comforters.
Wife of Working Man: Oh, yes;
but have you no other suggestions to
B. (In a meditative attitude): Yes,
yes! Can you get any old gunny
W. of W. M.: To be sure; there
are quite a lot in the empty barn at
the back of our house that I was going
to burn up.
B,: Then its' a good job you have
not. Cut these gunny sacks in two;
soak them well In hot water, using a
cheap washing powder, and after they
have been dried sew them together,
making two single coverings, or half
sheets. It takes about two sets o'f
twelve. Now stitch the two coverings together so that they form a big
bag or sack. Ask the manager in the
furniture department to let you have
some "Excelsior," sufficient to fill lt
nicely, and you will have a comforter
that for warmth, if not appearance, ie
equal to these I have just shown you.
AV. of W. M.: Good morning; I'll
call upon the manager of the Furniture
Department now.
Manager of Furniture Dept: What
do you wish Mrs. Blank?
Mrs. B]ank:I have come to ask you
if you will give me some "Excelsior."
Manager: With pleasure. You live
in the Annex, do you not? Oh, I'll let
the teamster take it doWn for you this
aBternoon, as he has nothing else to do
after 3 o'clock. Is there anything else
you need?
:   What klmFoFplcture
Here are some; but what
frames have
size do you require?
Mrs. B.:    12 x 20.     How much Is
that one?   (Pointing.)
Manager: That's rather expensive,
and I hope you will accept my suggestion in the spirit it Is offered; here
we have some plain mouldings that
your husband oan easily put together,
and save you money; or perhaps, better still, let me-advlse you not to buy
a frame nt nil, because that is not
really necessary during the present
hard times, aB the money would buy
something that you can eat or wear.
.Mrs. B.: I'll put this off until timet
Imiprove, or perhaps later on I may
be able to buy one secondhand, as
there ls nn auction tale doming off
early next month of one of my neighbors, who ts being sold up for debt,
Manager' (sympathetically); Yes,
Mrs. Blank, the proprietor, Mr. Qrflbb,
was giving us a little sp«ech otouv
banquet the other day upon the virtue
of "Thrift." and do you know he told
us of a caso where a miner Insisted
upon having the very best of ererj»-
thing and spent all his money every
month. The proprietor said he had
a whole lot of respect for the thriEfcy
worker and we are working this little
stunt to surprise him, and I feel confident when he realizes how we are
carrying out his principles <he Will
have a whole lot of respect  for   us,'
(Just then the automobile of Mr.
Grabb's drives up, and the clerk proudly calls Mrs Blank's attention to same)
"The very best car in town, Mrs. B.
without a doubt, and that is why^we
like .Mr. Grabb so; he will have the
(Something almost resembling a
smile is seen to hover around Jlrs. B.'s
lips, but in the rather uncertain light
it is difficult to ascertain the exact
\ (Next day) Husband of Mrs. Blank
enters shoe department— How do you
do?    What are you after today?
.Husband of Mrs. B.: I'd Uke to look
at a pair of slippers, size 9.
Clerk: Here's a serviceable tpalr for
$1.50. But, say, what do you do with
your shoes when they are past wearing outdoors?
Husband: Why, I usually throw
them away.    ,
Clerk (in mildly reproving tone):
That's one of the fallings of you wording men; you never seen to study
"thrift." Instead of buying thesa slippers, look around the house, see if you
cannot find a pair of your old, light
weight shoes that are not fit to wear
outside -but will answer right.jenough
'for indoors.
Husband:    I'll be A" (This word
was not "hanged") That's quite a
Clerk: Oh, you see we are running
this "business on the "Welfore of our
Patrons" principle.
Husband: AXgll, that'll save -roe a
$1.50 anyway.    Have, a cigar?
Clerk: Thank you, I don't smoke,*
aad If you'll take a tip from me .you'll
cut it out; at least cut out cigars unless they are given to you .by sonie-
,body who can afford this expense.
Mind you,! know a man must have
some pleasures, still you can buy *.he
ehe*ap Quebec tobacco, have a pli.o
thrown in with it, and it is every bit
as pleasant tasting as any other, because I smoked some last week when
the bartenders gave a smoker-
Husband: How's that; do . you
.Clerk;   No, I don't; Tmt you see I'm
of Clerk how Xorxg this line of talk has
been going on; Ana when informed! U
had been in vogue tor the past month,
became quite wrathy, and we |>r{nt
only part of ihis observations):
Proprietor (who Is a member of the
church and regarded.' as an upright
•business 'man, also .has stated ibis admiration for the "thrifty" man): This,
explains why the sales have fallen off
so noticeably of late, and I want you
clerks -to cut this entirely out, or I
shall have to maks an assignment, and
you'll all have to look for others jobs"!
Thrift artd temperance are all'very
w^ll to theorize about, but when it
touches my, individual .pocket I moist
say that it is illogical, unsound aiid
highly impracticable, and very bad-
One week later.-^The charter of the
"Welfare"of our Patron's Club'* has
been destroyed and once more busl
ness Is being conducted as usual.
The battles of the soldiers and bullets are matched1 by those of the scholars and their books. An international
feud has has developed among the professors in the universities. "The still
air of delightful studies" is rent with
the objurations and maledictions of
Haeckel and Eucken agalnat England
and of Sanday and other Oxford dons
against Germany. The sardonic shade
of Dean Swift smiles with Satanic delight to see his famous and infamous
fiction of "The Battle of the Books"
fulfilled to the letter In real life.
Eucken and Hacekel report that
•"the world of German literature is
filled with reprobation for the behavior of England, Her hypocritical
Pharisaism is the most repugnant feature. It, deserves "nothing but con-
tem'pt JSuch sentiments lead the nations downward. On England falls the
guilt and the responsibility." ,
iSanday retorts that "Prussianized
Germany stands on the naked doctrine
-.hat might is right, The doctr.ae
goes back to '£he good old rule, the
simple plan, that they should sake
,who have the power and they should
keep who can.'" The Oxford 'iistpri-
faculty assefts that the German
See Our Window Display
of Leather Goods
rons Club, and received an Invitation
on tliat account. Drink is'the curse of
the workingman. (The Clerk here
launched forth In a very forceful /presentation of the Prohibition case, and
whilst ln the midst of it was called
away to attend to a brewery worker
who had been quietly listening to the
Brewery Worker:   I have been listening to pour advice
government, and army are 'Huns less
forgivable than those of.Attlla, The
.position of the German government is
an example of unsurpassed wickedtness
or of unsurpassed folly," "
The shocking effect of war upon
human nature could not be better illustrated than by these Instances of
its malign influences upon scholars,
some of whom, as Eucken and. Sanday,
are men of Christian principle- and
all of them apostles of sweetness and
light. They show tlie truth of
Chaucer's quaint adage: 'fit gold rusts*^
Leather Purses, Collar Bags
Wallets, Lady's Hand Bags
Toilet Sets in Leather Cases
Hatr Brushes In Cases  Etc.
and I would like to know how your
Welfare of Patrons Club would do for
Clerk (with a puzzled expression on-
his face): Kr-er; I beg your pardon.?
Oh, yes; dontchorknow-er-er! (Just
then tbe proprietor appears on the
scene and enquires as to the nature of
the conversation, and has same explained to him.   He protaptly enquires
"what shalMron do?" If men from
whom the best is justly demanded Call
Into such excesses of feeling and Expression, it can not be expeoted that
men of inferior, character or less learning and Intellectual equipment shall
remain free from wrath and violence
and evil-doing.
Professor Mather, of Princeton,
voices the judgment of Americans,
scholars even more than the unschol-
to IMr. Blank,J arly, wheir he acknowledges that the
sight of venerable thinkers and international leaders of thought obsessed
with malignant nationalism ls a
deeply depressing spectacle. It makes
the teacher ask whether the sweet reasonableness to whlrh scholars dedicate
themselves Is an Illusion. The fellow
ship between the European lenders of
culture has been broken for yeart to
come.—Spokesman Review.
Remember, it is ABSOLUTELY. FREE
to thfe Winner
Heat Market
The British
-Socialist Party
Come in and see our Pay-Day
SpeciaU Saturday tt Monday
(Suddabv's old stand)
ta . a -     ■
«■* mm tmm mm-       * «m^ m      ^
M. K. Davidson
Proprietor       :-:       :-:       Phone 89
To the Workers or the United King.
Fellow Cltitens:—The great war,
long threatened and feared, has suddenly come upon us. The attack
mode by Austria upon Servla has Involved the nations of the triple alliance and those of the triple entente,
.uid Umh country is drawn into the
general struggle by the declaration ot
war tijK/u Uclglum b> Germany on ac-
count of tbe refusal of that little State
to forego tie guaranteed neutrality ta
th* interest of the attacking power.
At tills time of serious danger we
are anxious   you ahould thoroughly
realise that   this awful catastrophe,
which will turn tha greater part or Kurope into* a vast abatable*, and send
thousands to their death at sea, ll
the result of   the alliances, ententes,
I und understandings entered tato  aad
; "ntaorn*****" given   b)   tbe   aoieru-
| ments aad  chancellories  of  Enrop*
i without aay reference whatsoever to
the peoples themselves,   It Is not   ■
war of the peoples.   lie sure of Uwt,
The workers of Oormeny doctored, ve-
hetdeniljr against war.   Ko one knows
'71,,    !,*.,    „.».,,    U4..MMM*   MlMIIKW
or-rnt* f-iflfl  1r;ii1e iu,Uii.J.h   I'-JM   k-*i..
shot down or imprisoned for tbelr
opinion* since msrtlal lair wat proclaimed. At thia moment of nstnrat
hatred of -Herman nttntnion we ap-
tween tke mam of tke German people
and tke Prussian military caste which
dominates the daman Bntrtre.
The mtatty net starvation which
must accompany the preaent terrific
military »»d enrol eueett* will fun
wont heavily open yoa. Von wtll be
faced with Hn'njr prt*** ** tbt* r*,<v,y
sitlee of lite on the one band, and
Increasing unemployment ott the
other. The government has moved
quickly In naval and military raobtll-
ration and in dealing with tbe purely
financial situation. You mast dei
itiaiKl with no uncertain voice that the
same activity shall be shown tn
safeguarding the (Ood of the people.
"Asauranaces" that there Is no oc.
cssion for panic and high prices will
be of no avalf to you If wholesalers
en4 retailer* raise tbe cost of yoar;
toot. f i
Fallow cltitens, we of tbe British
Socialist Party, rocogilsittf that the
feeding aad employ meet of tha people
are the supreme -questione of the mo*
meat, urge tbe following proposals:
(a I The immediate passing of
measures to secure the Itate aad nm*
atelpsl control of the parrhtee,
etorato aad distribution of th* no-cat-
siriet of life, and tba filing of meat-
1 mum prices throughout.
' (hi The laMnediate ad-option hy
local educational authorities of tha
IQdweaMon i Provision of Jfeale) Aot,
»*M «# eateemtisti »-.•*... •. w j*t ;<-
mediate neee-M-Hr. t* tb* fee^ttvr nnrt
dothtag of sll children In the common schools.
let (Prompt eserels* of temeeteetf
powara by representative health
ftmmttt*** tor tt** "i».»»<■ ?* r."\ '..
nwretftt mothers, tarsals.* yowa* ttiiM-
rea aad tkemmto.
ttt   Immediate application hy tha
government through all rhaaeei* mm
available < Development Commlaaioaa,
Road Hoards. Unemployed Werkmee)
Act, etc.* of tbe powers to comaseeioa
work* of pobH-f utility hv the Attt*
Iaad municipality; t*t*tbt*r wiib   the
•ettlat oa foot forthwith of oo-ofar*
) tite ottttnt proiacttve work for aaew*
Ployed m*n nnd  *ome\ at  a   hitb
' standard of Hte, Um foods •» n*m
Prof, Frankland demonstrates that: COD LIVER OIL
generates more body-heat
than any thing else.
Bire ell Is ao prepared that tba
aod proflte frens every drop/
while It fertltee throat aad laafs.
1   tttenemmbtatti'
Imperial Bank of Canada
Capital Paid Up.. 17,000,000      Raaerva Fund ....$7,000,000
O. ft. WILK't, President        HON. ItOIT JAPPRAY, Vle*#r«e.
Arrowhead, Cranbrook, Pernie, Oeldsn, Kamleope, Michel, Nelsen...
* Revelstoke, Vaneeuvor and Vieterla,
tatereet allowed on depeelte at aarrant rata from data of deposit.
rERlfll BRANCH A, M, OWBK Mfcnigtr
outside of the competitive msrketa
ie) We demand that the Insurance
Act shall forthwith operate without
any deduction from wages whatever.
It) We also Insist tbat rent shsll
ho included la the present aad aU
future moratoriums end that all hire*
parchase agmments and tallymen's
charges shall he placed on tht same
From the very first, and all through,
lh* International Roeiallst Party has
declared for peace, whilst always
maintaining tkfe right of naUona to defend their national existence by fares
of ansa.  It la tha wortttng etaae  la
lNADIAN bank
X        n
Win* TWi Dtt*, Mortfw, tmmmm FoBd*
-t-ir «,,« *.m„-t9t mmom ut ooot
■i.v.** !jt..iiitMtt*i
I - — —-*- m-*  91. m   *«
MV Vfivlf-vt Vm-Ai-ii
-penRlet.   Wives win Umn their eons
la taaa of thoaaeoi* tmtnto tke pnwnr
et Prussian militarism la brohon and
th* Oerman people themiehes   arc
ttt. TOU2&U mtamMAimm AffLT T»
P. m* Fowtor, Manager        Ptrnle Branoh
1 x~xi mn ,i, g ji mj in LJU
owmoxt omwp twmetb. rum «*>**■ <
mem Tmtmtmntl^mX^K&t toon* tmtot dhtrlimted «>»»nB,iiv
Hangar aad starvation will ha tha lot
af minions who da not fsH lv eword.
shot or aball.
Ifwar again man b* entraet oar
foreign affairs u, a„m gf^omacy.
Never statu must nw rernr* fimtmi
policy nn being •omtthlag with which
WO hav* «» etmeem Tb* terrthtt*
j period which we bnro yot to entwrnt-
ltm and paea throogh want teaek «s
a * .tiftlHo4»*for*o-ttea leaeea. Tbla
wav wtlt break dm* tbo eatd-Me*. am.
ear** Had nadcrm.nKfinyi tnmAn «fth«
oat ew inawliNif*. or mmm, <tk*it
tha opportunity for a
jatmlne democratic egreameat h*.
tUKWit ttm pmopttm tneeaeeleee.
•tal an egreameat between the pe*
plan of franc*. Germany and   Great
Britain will be a solid guarantee  of
peace and a powerful bulwark agalnat
the encroachments of Raasian deepot-
f«m # nmtt wkfnk majr'aaelty e«nue.
of tha praaiiit war.  To that *od we I
•ftftff frmtfrnwuifj iturk, 'JM *** *»>»-."
penl moat *are«aMy to yoa to keep
this Vtght bop* for th* fhtnm bottm
yoa tbfongh all the romttTg rtsys   of
■h**HmMhmi -MtHt «wefit*
Away with ti* wai-;   Social demoe-
to*i tttPtrnt' .   .
»^J«oli«ny-«-W« *
»   , n> ,*d.   *■ * •»p**MfHfi**
i     H* ilfci m^MMtrturl
*•■ -Si&wfy .
M ■^^i^W^WxXxs:
The following is an abstract of a
v '
speech by Mr. T: A. Richards, of the;,
Royal School of Mines, London, Eng*.,
at the fiftieth anniversary of the
School of Mines, Columbia University,
" in the. gymnasium; IMay 29, 1914. -Mr,
Rickards said:.        " . '
"" "It is a" common saying that agriculture and inining are the two iBasic
industries'. When, man , rose" above
the brutish individualism of his' (primordial state and began to develop ,the
social.Instinot, he .turned to the soil,
in order to win food for his family.
He paused in'his migration, the goil
held hib; it -gave root to his rudimentary community.; it gave him the
* chance to enlarge his energies. - 'His
tracks became highways; his rivers',
avenuesof trade; and as his traffic expanded; so his imagination widened,
until, out of tUe crudities of communal
development' grew the complexities of
"But the nomadic habit lingered;
the "B-pirlt. 0% the hunter survived in
. man; a wanderer and a wonderer he
stood beneath the starry dome of the
forest arch not knowing whether he
were tbe guest or a captive in the'domain' orN'&ture. , The hills 'beckoned.;
the seas called; the more venturesome
left the tents of the, tribe in search
of material wherewith tb fatehion their
implements' They sought iron for
'weapons, copper for tools, gold for
orltament, and found them ln various
guises under their feet.    They became
tions persisted in Hungary, .Spain, and
miners. To those who delved successfully, came power. Throughout
thejages the -mjore energetic and venturous broke from the plough arid forsook the cattle in order to explore and
to exploit. They brought the metals
•from which Uie artificers fashioned en-
" gines of power and machines of Intelligence. They won the materials for a
social structure that, 'based on stone
and .built in t iron aiid copper, soared
in many storied tracery of steel to
towers radiant with light and vibrant
to the sky—towers so fi\r above the
common ground that man almost forgot his lowly origin and claimed kinship with the stars.
"The story of mineral exploration
and ractyl migration is .peculiarly the
heritage of. our people, the Anglo-Celts,
it is the motif that runs through the
drama of English and American history, more particularly durlng'the laBt
hundred years. Even In its barest outlines it serves to suggest that the min-
er is the pioneer of Industry and the
Aherald of empire.
"The first social organizations
around the shores of tbe (Mediterranean sent their prospectors to the hint-
' erl?nas of Europe, Asia and Africa.
The gold of Ophir, the copper of Sinai,
the silver of Laurium.'woio part of the
veil and woof of .those early civilisations The mines of Iberia gave Hannibal the sinews of war against Rome,
and the gold of Davla strengthened tiie
resources of Rome ifader Trajan.
• "But the greatest adventure was
that j)f the Phoenician* who passed
through tho Pillars ot Hercules into
the wetsern ocean tn order to reach
the far Cassltortdes, the tin Islands
that In.turn were to .produce'those
-Cornlshmen to'whom the world, ts one
big mine. Atter Carthage and Rome,
in turn. had> been overthrown, the min-
j* Saxony, but the Middle Ages to the
miner were as dark below ground as
above.     Even.the discovery of America, which marked' the'beginning of
a new world movement, was not connected with a real adyan.ce in mineral
exploitation, although associated' with
the winning of gold1 and silver.   , It
Is true, the -wave of -Spanish conquest
broke over the American continent,
penetrating   the   treasure   vaults   of
•Mexico and Peru.     But the Spaniard
devastated, he did nGt develop.     He
gathered the harvest that the patient
Indian has secured by the laborious
toil of  centuries.     Cortez and  Piz-
zarro were filibusters,-, not explorers;
they were prlates, not miners.    'The
conquistadores were riot pioneers of industry; behind them arose the smoke
of ruin and the dust of destruction.
Even the great sea captains of  Elizabeth were but the sequel to an epoch
of spoliation.  . After them, and in
their wake, and across the sea, came
the men who from Cornwall and Devon, from Saxony    and    the    Harz,
brought the technique of mining tb the
new world, applying it peacefully to
the mineral development   of   Mexico,
Peru, and Chile, all along the regions
previously ravaged by European freebooters.
. "But the great era of mineral exploration came with the discovery of
gold in California.. It was the prelude to a wbrli-wIde*migration, an en
ormous expansion of trade, a^trefnen-
dous advance in Uie arts of life, and
the spread of industry to the waste
places of the earth.
"The color of energy began to tint
the .blank spaces on the map. The
western halt of the North American
continent, airof Australia, the southern half of Africa, the northern half of
Asia, were invade'd, .penetrated, and explored by those in search of gold, of
other metalsi.and as each successive
mineral discovery was made by the
miner he called upon his fellows to
come and take a-hand'in the good
work. He was the scout far aiiead
of an army of development Trade
follows the flag, it is true, but the flag
follows the plck.'^ x
Mr. ^Ickards then told' of the finding of gold Jn California by James W.
Marshall, on January 24, 1848, and of
the' sudden rush of the gold seekers to
the .Pacific Coast which is so well
known In the hietoiy of California,
and which resulted in the production
Mr. Rickards then went on to tell of
the finding) of gold in 1884 in the De
Kaap region and the subsequent discoveries in other regions which. !tc!
up to the exploitation of the Rand,
beginning in 1886, and the production
in the next 26 years of more than $!.-
500,000,000 from, the gold fields there.
The  West African, fields-^-the  Gold
Coast — hati-, he said* averaged* $],-
750,000 per annum during the first half
of the  nineteenth  century, .but  real
miningjthere did* not begin until 1SS0,
when a Frenchman, Marie Joseph Bon-
nat, who had been on the coast for a
number of years, returned to Paris
and formed a company/which did not
prosper, but which resulted in the finding of tin which has long been a thriving Industry there.    Then he told the
story of the Yukon, beginning with
1880 and leading up to the rush to thc
Klondyke in 1897.     The output from
that region, he said, in 1898 was $10,-
000,000, with a total output to date of
$150,000,000.     After speaking of the
great work of .prospectors in the development of the countries they visited,
he concluded  by saying:
"After the prospector has come the
mining  engineer.      The   scout  has
gone in-advance of tbe captain of industry.   Those of you that have crossed the range In winter know how tae
lender (breaks the trail by leaving footprints into which his -followers tread,
step by step, greatly to the safetv
nnd^ase of the travel.    Thit is ^rhat
4.he mineral explorer has done for the
mining engineer.     That is what the
mining engineer has done for those behind him.     Some' of you have leen
prospectors, as well as engineers..
"Have ypu broken trail on snowshoee;
/' inashed your huskies up the river?
"Have you marked   the   map's void
"Pelt p& savage^strength of brute in
every thew?"
'•Again, I ask you to recall how you
threadeij the pathless forest on your
•way to examine a new mineral discovery. On the trees at intervals you
hhve seeii lhat the bark was chipped.
The trail has been 'blazed' by the prospector, making it easy for yiou and
pthers to foliow. That is what the
miner.tas done in a larger wayi <er
civilization. , He has -Jone it with
geographical exuberance and equatorial amplitude. From 'the stark and
sullen solitudes tbat sentinel the iPole'
to the 'steaming stillness of-the orchid
scented glade' in the tropics, he has
left his mark. You know that. No
need for the prospector to complain
to you, like Kipling's explorer:
"Well I know who'll take the credit; all
the clever chaps that followed—
".Came a dozen men ^together—never"
knew my desert fears;
"Tracked me by the camps I'd quitted,
used Ihe water holes I'd,hollowed.
"They'll go back and, do the talking.
They'll be called the pioneers!
cast on from 52 to 60 stitches; rib for
9 Inches; cast off loosely.    A hole for
tbe thumb may be left if desired so
that tbe wristlet can be used as a mitt.
BALACLAVA CAiP—Brooche stitch
or knit 2 purl 2.  Use two Xo. 9 bone
needles and  4-ply Scotch fingering;
make ' 2    section?, back and front;
front section: cast on 48 stitches knitting back and forth 9 inches.     Kuit
12 stitches, cast   off    24;    knit    12
stitches.   Knit the 12 stitches on back
section 2 inches deep.     Cast on ix
stifches between the twelve, and knit
6 inches narrow withou: ribbing by
taking ttvo stitches   together   every
second stitch; then t-vo rows without
narrowing;  so  on unt'1 all   «-a! ,off.
.Make back section to fit thn front,
only without the openinfj.     Set up on
wrong side, )eaving 3 inches at -the
bottom to spread over shoulders.
_ /	
Belgiam Consul at Vancouver Appeals
For Aid
"Have you known the Great White silence, Nnot a snow gemmed tv/ig
"Xo; not by Uie men of the Colum-
,bla School of Mines, who have shared
the prospector's camp fire, his hlan-
kets, his flapjacks, and his beans.. You
will give credit to whom It belongs.
To the man with the faith of a child
and the heart of a viking, to the man
who has tramped and toiled until he
heard 'the mile-wide mutterings of un-
imagined rivers ancl beyond the nameless timber saw illimitable plains'; to
theNminer who has grossed that last
range of all and^lies In the only ipros-
pect hole he could* not dig; to the man
who was the herald of empire and' the
pioneer of industry; to him Who blazed the trail."—Colliery Engineer.
Of 181,294,700 in gold In 1S31, giving
details of the subsequent hlktory of
the industry.. Among those who wero
first in those fields was E. H. Margraves,, an Australian, who was led
by the analogy of geologic conditions
to those..In his own country to suspect
the occurrence of gold In Xew South
Wales, where on April 3, 1851, he announced the discovery of gold In Australia. The rueh to those gold fields
was great and in 1853 tbe gold production there waa 154.882,000. The first
diamond waa fonud in South Africa,
he said, tn March, 1869, by. a Grlqua
shepherd'who sold the atone, weighing 83 M carats for 500 sheep, 10 oxen
and a horse, and this led to the rush
to the baiiks of tho Orange River. The
subsequent history of the De Beers
nr.d Klrofcerliuralnes, and the advent
An Appeal to the
Women of Fernie
(We have been reauested by the i
ladles comprising the Fernie branch
of the Imperial Order of Daughters of
the Empire, to give publicity to the
work they are performing 'for the Allied forces. We recognize that the
^,aughtfir^i_aEa_findeasoring— io^-r**-
. Ing Industries of the. known world and careers of Cecil John Rhodes, and
were disorganised.    Desultory opera- Barney Barnato wnn woll told, find
i Grand Theatre
FRIDAY, OOT.   30th
A Volcanic Eruption of Laughter
lieve distress on the battle field, and
to a certain extent are trying to emulate the example set by the glorious
Florence Nightingale, therefore we
willingly place our space at their disposal. At the same time we take the
opportunity to remind the "daughters"
that the men at the front are not the
only >ones fighting, and they may be,
called upon to dlvlae their energies
In priding warm clothing for the
wee mites in this town who will be
exposed to hardships equal to those of
the men at the front.)
The following extracts from a letter by Mrs. Colin Campbell, Provin
cla (President, I.O.D.E., in the Wlnnl
peg Free Press, shows how.urgent ts
the need of supplies for -Hie soldiers
at the front:
"I made enquiries this morning at
military headquarters as to how many
pairs of sock's would be required for
our brave men, aa well as tbe Ked
Cross supplies, aad the estimate, ls
■>       So Knit, Knit, Knitl
"Some of the socks sent In have
cheery message* attacked: 'Good luck
and Ood speed!' 'Good luck aad safe
return to loved ones!' 'Put tbe Kaiier
oot of buelneee!* ate. If you eannot
halt, why not crochet* Neck scarfs
are attractive in khaki wool; ragula-
ttoa slie, IJ Inches by 3« Inches.
"Articles that ara sent in marked
tor tbo ^Canadian contingent' are seat
ott as requested, Wa can forward
thing* to tbem In Kngland, where tbey
will be for some time tn training b*»
fore seelnt active service.
"Somo flno hot water baa covers
ara mado of white canton flannel with
a tape In one end to draw. Those that
save a red cross etltched ea look most
"The Port Garry Chapter, 1.0.0. %,,
have provided 100 gray flannel ehlrta
made to military regulation. Tbo
chapter lo also sanding 100 wristlets.
eaeb pair enclose* a haadkerehlef aad
a Una ot cheer.
"Neepawa I. O. D. E. sent a splendid
bale which had a great variety of comforts made by the dozen.
"The Queen VI6torla Chapter, I. O.
D. E„ Winnipeg, had a fine stack of
surgical nightshirts.
An urgent appeal is made to avery
woman in Fernie and district to do as
much as she can toward -filling this
need for Red Cross supplies. AU
donations will be taken charge of by
the local chapter, I. O. D. E., and forwarded to headquarters. Donations
of wool or knitted goods should be
sent to Mrs, John Rogers; of cotton cr
sewn garments to Mrs. H. J. Johnston.
Those wishing to donate only their
work may obtain wool from Mrs. Rogers and other material from Mrs.
The following recent donations are
Mrs, Trites—Cotton for nightshirts.
'Mrs. Woodhouse—Stitching night
Mrs, F, J. Macdonald—Cotton
Mrs. McCosh—pair of socks.
Miss Lamont—2 pair wristlets.
Mrs. Dutlile—2 pair wristlets.
The following have donated wool
(Mrs. W, R. Wilson, Mr*. Moffat:,
.Mrs. H, Anderson, Mrs. Roger*, ilms
Miller, Mr Owen, Miss Georgia Barrio.
A package of wool was also receive 1
DIrietlon* for making;
Following are the standardised dlr
tctlnns for making some of tiie ger-
13 or 14 kIppI needle*. Cast on 80
stitches; knit two purl, two plain, ,or
etx Inche*. kuit pUln u»iu>-l*uur iutiles. "Toe off" a* usual. Dray or
khaki l-plyj'arn imt ppd or purple).
Cast on from 1-89 to too stitches. N'o,
tS steel nwdlct; knit 3 inches ribbed;
knit on to Ko. 1 bone needle* and twit
8 Inches plain; knit on to tbe steel
needles a*ln and rib for 8 Inches;
aaw up tbe back; fingering yarn N'o.
Si Cast on ind take off looeely.
WRfSTLBTS.— Orey or khaki;   I
ply, fintertill: Xo. II steel needles;
To the Editor, Distrif t Ledger-
Sir,—May I solicit your assistance
ln collecting a British Columbia Fund
for the relief of' the appalling destl-
twtlon and misery of the I'elgian peo
I should like to bring forcefully to
the attention of your readers that
Belgian, mindful of her obligation to
observe strict neutrality, is today in
a state of immeasurable suffering.
Seven out of her nine provinces have
been devastated by the most dreadful
war known to history. The peaceful
'rcountryside ls strewn with tne aeaa
and the dying. Thousands of people:
have nothing in the world left, not a
roof over their heads, no- money, no
clothes, and no chance of earning a
living of any sort. I am told the
sight of these poor refugees, wandering over the country seeking food and
shelter is more pitiable than words
can express, and that It is scarcely
possible to exaggerate the calamity
which, with overwhelming suddenness
has fallen upon this peaceful, thrifty
and self-reliant people."
I realize that-we In British Columbia may. expect "more or less bard
times this winter, and that the old
adage, "charity begins at home," may
within limitations well apply, but, sir,
I feel sure you will agree witli me
that a broader interpretation of this
principal is now warranted. The Belgian people have, In our cause and to
our great benefit,' committed their
lives, their families, and their homes
to this nobler view of the obligations
Cfsrtact Powtll Mustt Csmpbtll Daft Smith
GtOTt^Wallt CbkkcnRet)Besnaa JchnUoodf
^ve'^reo^w'FWtlT'w^ri-ff^Targe, a"hd~j j|
we in Canada who are spared the awful suffering of our brave1 allies, may
well show them that, in their time of
great need, we extend the helping
hand so much required and so fully
justified. i    ,<
In 'Montreal a strong central committee has been formed to collect relief for the destitute Belgians. H.RjH.
the 'Duke of Connauglit, Premier Borden, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Sir Thomas
Shaughnessy, and ijvany prominent
in the political and commercial life of
the Eastern Provinces, having given
tliolr active and generous support.
In Vancouver, we have a representative local committee for the Mainland of British Columbia under the
patronage of HIb Honor Lieutenant
Paterson, the Hon. Sir Richard *M*c-
Hrlde, the Hon. W. J. Bowser. K.C.,
H. .II. Stevens. Al.f., Mayor Baxter,
Sir Chas. II. Tupjcr, K.C.M.G., and
many of tbe leading professional and
business men of tho city.
I believe the many other important
points of the .Mainland will answer
tills appeal of our Allies, and on behalf of the people ol Belgium I ask
your valuable aid tn making up a substantial contribution ta help their distress.
Wilt you open a subscription list
and Invite your resden to donate what
tbey think proper and can afford. As
this call for help is urgent, with the
winter months close i)t hand, I should
like to remit the Ilritlsh Columbia
Relief Fund by the end of thia month,
nuiX would ikeitdore n»k you to remit
me any proceeds of your subscription
list by thc ,11st Inst, if po»*lbIe.
Cheque* should be made payable to
tbe "Belgian Relief Fund." and 1 wilt
•end you my Consular receipt and
grateful acknowledgment. In remitting proceed* to the Montreal executive, eaoh district contribution will be
separately mentioned.
•Thanking you in anticipation of yonr
great service to tbt* muse, I am, sir,
Yoar* nwpecWnlly,
Consul for natrium
Vancouver. II. C.
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Tin.' .)l't t|uuicil expression <»f Hliernmn tlmt "War
is Hell." may some IWly years ago have conveyed
a very crude and iundcipiuk' iilea of what a conflict
between armed men of that period was. Imt it is
absolutely impossible to convey auy idea of what
the present conflict really is like unto. All the
horrors and torments of hell every pictured hy
Dante are the nost insipid nonsense when compared
wirti tlie present wrecking of Kurope. But, strange,
we really never see the worst of war until it is the militnry iUllh,m.ities are roi)b(Hl of a ,>0,;tion of
over; the drunkard never realizes what his debauch, „u, lMU,rgillg ()f the nation< „nd u iutr0l1uces 1he
means until he endures the torments of the morrow.
sities for the arm/ are producing for consumption
of non-combatants. The people of small towns
sometimes start out to perform some useful public
work, such as cleaning the roads or beautifying the
town; there is no direct remuneration for this, beyond securing better roads and a better town. The
German government has the people of Germany engaged on sueh a "work at present, and t'hey have
put it up to them that they must win this war to
save the nation. The Germans will pay for the
war. both now and after. At present the government is commandeering their property and if they
succeed iu defeating the Allies they may be paid.
{Note, we say "may!") If they do not beat the
Allies the German people will lose their industries
and their commandeered property. Germany has
all her internal resources to consume before she
is {defeated, but win or defeat, the people must pay.
At present they are little more than slaves of the
German government; they have lost every vestige
of personality, they are part of a huge machine.
When the war is over, if successful, they can force
thoir commerce upon the vanquished nations. If
on the other hand they are unsuccessful, they will
have to start building up their commerce as did
France after 1871.
The French people, as previously stated, are in
very much the same boat as the Germany, with the
one exception, and possibly a dangerous exception,
they have to feed an idle army and supply it with
munitions of war. but they have access to the sea
and their produce can be shipped to other countries and secure return values.     This means that
Nations of people never realize the cost of tfhe xviv:
until they have to pay it. And, remember, it has
to bo paid for.
Not infrequently you hear the wise ones declare
that ■'Germany must lose because she cannot stand
possibility of capitalist exploitation, which in Germany is scarcely possible under the military regime.
In Germany the worker is sure of a living, for the
army must live and to keep the army they have to
produce for those who are not producing, Where
j the Teutons compelled to work their factories to
the financial strain." Remember, please, we are | ppodn(,e POmmodjties o£ exchange, they would be
not anxious to prove why Germany must lose or; in oxact]v t,]p Hamp po8ition flg the Allies Fv&WQ
xx.xy .she must wm. the armchair critics have d.s j paunot cjaim Jo b(? as self.8Ustaillillp .„„ her enmv
covered all there is to ho discovered nlong this line, aml t,u, pxploiter will havc t„.retain a proportion
long ago; there is scarcely a newspaper that liasjof t,,(l m&]e lab(U> to Ravo thp ,onnt,v from h.mk.
not a military critic who could win tlie game if only j rur)tl>v
the belligerants would hand over the command of|
fheir armies and navies. What we wish to point1 Great liritai,l> whil"h is ll lou* wa-v &<"*'*&■
out is the effect of this war. and particularly its ef-! "Gained, will be compelled to keep open her mar-
fe.4 upon the workers. We have not the slightest; ke,s a"cl ^change her manufactures for wheat and
consideration for the poor shareholders ofthe vari- j nnv maU'1,!,al;
oils concerns that will 1/e -wrecked as a result of this' Many point with pride to the colonies that Great
■war. It docs not move us even to know that tlie: Britain has. but it is 'nonsense to expect the Colou-
h-Hrd-earned savings .w some of the work ers w.'l be! ies to despatch grain to* the motherland and not
'lost; it does move us when we know that many will j receive some return. Great Britain will have to
lose not only their savings but the means of aecu-[pay fiyK'this grain with manufactures, aud if she
initiating same—the bread winner. '        ; cannot tho Colonies cannot send her their j^kIiiw,
..111 »«Lt_. £k t 1 kJ!ijt:illi.t yz-t    « i*i
'ttm-Si *>t—^iTvivmi Wt_vtw ~
clothing something like ^60.000,000 people who anv as the German nation is doing today, and liefore
producing nothing useful—i.e.. nothing of any use-1 this war is over, personally, we believe this will be
value beyond use on the battlefield. Every soldier; done. But again, this country is not self-sustain-
at the front, guarding thc coiinmunications. the'ing. and it would mean terrible 'hardships for the
arsenals, dockyards, coastline, or frontier, has to ■ people before we could centralize production to
be fed. clothed, equipped, and provided with aninm-: make it so.
nition. Kvery person engaged in making guns,; U()k at the p$esont ;war from what angle you
nmniuiiitu-,. rifles, bayoj-.i ts. swords. baMleships.; mav thc Bmit fact impresses itself: how or when
equipment- of every kind, has got to be fed mxl,' ,.aiI we hope to make np the lost energ>' bf million*
clothed and paid for his services. Now. remember., ,„■ „„,,, vumgt^ so|t;lv in destruction or niannfac-
tl.e army ls not actually those whom we hear of «*' tnrj,lg ,)rodlu.e for destruction. A big gull shell
being "at the front." for only a very small portion: (,08,„ !mil(]mis of dollars-represented bv the am-
of the army is at tlie fmnt. liy far tl.e larger por- j „,,,„ <(f (((lel.gy t;XjHmde(| in maym mnw an4 lh(.
tHiii oi the army ,s engaged in providing for those amouut of food lhat the wooers engaged will eon-
at the front. Two million men at the front, means j su„u, whUc 80 emi)|0ye(i._aild is fired into a body
that an army of transport men must be ou hand to | of iaen.   1{osult. the worl(1 is t||ft pooror by {,u,
loss of tlu' men as producers, and if those men have
dependants they will have to be cared for. while
thero is, in addition, the destruction of material. Or
ngaini A shell may destroy a house and it« <.ion
(Coutlnued from Pagje Oaej
the resolution, was-ainvrove-l by the
Compensation Act Scored
Strong condemnation was made of
the Alberta compensation act, in a
recottumendation ol the -executive that
the federation work for its repeal, on
the ground of its total worthlessness.
T3ie resolution was referred hack to
the exectuive, to~be taken up.
A resolution bitterly condemning"the
action of tho government in rejecting
the representative of the miners on
the distributing. board»of tiie Hillcrest
Relief Fund, and -thus affronting the
miners' organization', provoked considerable discussion. -
Opposition to the rule that no victim of the disaster living outside of
the province developed until it was
made clear that this rule had .been abrogated subsequently. No objection
was taken -to the personnel of the
three members erf the commission, but
there was a widespread desire that
the miners have a couple of representatives on It.
Complaints of mismanagement an-i
Inefficiency In the conduct of the relief were also made by several of the
mining delegates present. \V. L, I'nil
lips, o* Pernie, said that much unnecessary suffering hnd been endureo
by the families of the victims, but he
.thought things had been bettered considerably lately.
Delegate Wheatley, of Bankhead.
said that what -was wanted* was more
Information In regard to the distributions so far made. The effort of the
government to keeip the miners outside of the reHef distribution was bitterly resented, he said.
"Leisurely Indifference."
Delegate Jas. Knight, of Edmonton,
scored the Alberta government for its
leisurely indifference to the sufferings
of the victims of the disaster. He
urged that the workers strongly condemn the government, ridiculing its
affectation of protecting the workers
by means of the compensation act and
similar "joker" legislation.
Delegate L. T. Tallentyre stated
that he had been informed by a mining
delegate present tliat the .wages due
the miners at the time of the Hlllcrest disaster had not yet been paid
their dependants by the company In
The resolution of the comimttee was
then carried.   It was as follows:
Resolutions Are Carried
"Whereas the recent disaster at
Hlllcrest mines was met by a warm
response of contributions to the relief
fund from many sources.
Services Sunday,- pctober.a&th. '^l
a.m., "The Modern Judas." J.30 pan.,
"An Essential Factor in Every Life
Programme." 2.30 -p.m., Sunday school.
Wednesday, 7.30 p.m„ prayer meetiag.
Friday* 8 p.m., choir practice. Every-
body welcome. '
keep them supplied with food nnd munitions of war.
The amount of food that two million men fighting
at tlie front would consume will he aH much m «
town with a population of three million 8ouls,
for   ull   tl.oM.    at    the    front    miwt    have    aj to»7ts; tt^oiri"Vhe"wirld is tlint much jwipwand the
owner of the Iiouhc, or someone will have to rebuild and refurnish thnt house. When, then, Mr.
Reader will we catch up with tlio Ion*; when can
wt' hope to balance the ledger?     Never!
War is not hell—it w the most wanton detttruc-
mini's portion -there are no women and children
Who then must support this great army of non-
piodncers  for they really must he clav.e.l jk no'i-
producers, seeing that they produce only for destruction .'    They must lie fed by those who arc producing for I'oiisuinptioii.     The producer is jiint an | , ,
ew.ential to ihe war ns the fighter, in fart, he must Itum l,V,,p «'«««-'»ved; iU •» the wrecking ot .-very
perform hi* function fiixt. for a army <of fighters or
workers are sustained hy their stomachs.
Of course, if we were to view this matter from
a strietly "patriotic" standpoint, we should immediately j r,i*   nl tu jifuu- tlt.il Giiio.ui.v tdiMiiul.t'l,v
"And whereas a distribution com-
mlttee Was appointed by the Alburta
government, -which Included one representative of the miners' organization,
but hns since been rejected without
"This convention condemns, It: no
uncertain manner, the affront given to
the seicond largest organization of
workers In this province."!
Another resolution proposed by the
committee was* curried as follows;
"Whereas the mines regulation not
provides that workmen engaged In the
Industry shall nave power to Inspect
the mines, and to act on pU committees and check mea*ures on bebalC
of his fellow-workmen In the province,
"And whereas there la no provision
made for iroch workmen whilst so engaged ln the compen»tition act,
"Therefore be It reiwlveit that the attention of the government be drawn to
this matter, and adequate provision bo
made tn the compenttitlon aot, If any
accident ahould "happen' to a workman
so employed."
A resolution that the convention op-
pose tlie Importation of coal from Ihe
United States, in view of the many
idle miners here, was turned unanimously.
U. M. W. of A. to Have Two Vice-
Prtaldtnts tn Alberta Fed. of Labor.
Thn* more recognition will be ftv#n
The subject at the morning service.
Sunday, October 18th, at 11 a.m., will
bo "Providence and Charivy." and at
730 p.-m., "The Vitality of Religion."
Sunday School and Bible class at 3
p.m. Literary evening- at the League
Monday at 8 p.m. I'rajer mealing on
Thursday at 8 -p.m. Sale of home
cooking Saturday 17th at 3 p.m. A
cordial welcome to all. Thanks are
due to those who contributed vc.gelab
les iind fruits to the M-ynodis: Thanksgiving service. Those gifts have
b-?er. given to a number of needy fam-
ilier, thus realizing the purpose of
the denors.
The management of this popular
picture house announces for Wednesday and Thursday, Oct 21 and 22, "The
Old Curiosity Shop," Immortalized by
Charles Dickens, The film 'Is produced with the historical -grounds .as a
setting, and is correct in - charaoter
and -costanm-e. Those who- wish to
renew the acquaintance o? "Little
Nell," the sweet, patient heroine of
this novel, should not fall -to see this
picture. Dickens' works picturized
Is one of the greatest film successes
ever made. In the picture you can
realize all .the -beautiful pathos; of this
masterpiece and renew your acquaintance with an old and delightful friend.
Tribal War in Joe South Seas Is another remarkable feature film of life
'in the distant South Sea Islands. "Lucille Love" is as thrilling as ever, and
tonight's Installment promises to surpass all In excitement and critical situations.
Be Had Eczema 25 Years and Doctors
Said " No Cure."
Yet Zam-Buk. has Worked Complete
This Ib the experience of a man ot
high reputation, widely known In
Montreal, and whose case can readily
oe investigated. Mr. T. M. Marsh, the
gentleman referred to, Uvea at IM'
Delorlmler1 Avenue. Montreal, aad haa
lived there for years. For twenty-five
years he bas had eczema oa his hand*
and wrists. The disease first started
ia red blotches, which Itched, and
when scratched became painful, Dad
sores followed, which discharged, and
the discharge spread the disease until
hts hands were one raw, painful mass
of sores, Thia state of affairs con.
tlnued for twenty-five years!
In that time four eminent medical
men tried to cure him, aad each gavo
up the case as hopelejia. Naturally,
Mr. Marsh tried remedies of all kinds,
but he, alao, at laat gave lt up. For
two years he had to wear gloves day
and night so terrible was Uie vk\n and
itching when the air got to the sorts,
Then came Zam-Buk! He tried tt
/Ust as he had tried hundreds of remedies before.* But he soon found out
tbat Zam-Buk waa different. Within
a few weeks there were distinct sign*
of benefit, and a little perseverance
with this great herbal balm resulted
In what he had given up all hope ot—
a complete cure! Aad the cure waa
po temporary cure.. It was permaa*
•at He was cured nearly (our years
ago. Interviewed the other day, Mr.
Marsh said: "The cure which Zam-
Buk worked baa been absolutely permanent. From tbe day that I waa
cured to the preaent moment 1 ban
had no trace ot eczema, and I feel
mra tt will never return.'*
It you rafter (ront nay ikln trouble,
cut out tbla artlfele, write across It tbt
name o( tbls paper, uul nail It witb
one cent stamp to pur return poatage,
to Zam-Buk Co, Toronto-. •#• win
forward you by return »froo trill boi
et Zam-Buk.* AU dragflftn and store*
sell this famous remedy, Me. box, or
throe ter ILN. mtem bemttl mtb
1 5c to 25c
BOILING BEEF 10c to 15c
Fresh Dressed FOWL 20c
The 41 Market Co
Grand Union Hotel
Best of Accommodation
We cater to the workingman's trade
G. A. CLAlh :-: .Proprietor
and peaceful security as .well.
. With a polioy la our old line
company, you can g» off on your
vacation or visit Uie ends of the
earth, and you know you're so-
ja.   curet   The best ln
Is always cheapest, and especially so when it doesn't coat
higher. Don't deiay about that
renewal or about that extra insurance you want tmt come right
in a* once and have it attended
•miwt loso, Imi us firrnrany hits not lost, and further, j
ait i-tlif hu* iiiiitir <«iiiH*ult|ral>K< |ir<iKft.'K)«. wo lire per
fectly euiitWI. as critic**, to mIiow h-mv alie ix in jimt tmm* rapidly thun all the philosophy ever pritrtwl;
effort of, man; it ia the dehnnimc and d-iwtruction of
nil that in Rood in htimuii nature, and it infliet* ita Ithe United Mine Workera of'America,
burden on thoae who have to produce; it eannot be j Dtetrtot 18. by the Alberta Federation
otherwise.     How then enu you cxpod the workeriof l**m.*e» the *l« of the sentiment
j prevailing at the convention or the Im. \ Twentieth Century Methods employ.
lev butty iu Caltwry on Tuesday. Tht! «*t ky the 41 Market ito. enables jrow
matter wan prdtmbty the moat Import- j «o reduce the High Coat of Living.
ant taken uy for t!i.H Ja), aUhou§li
the resolutions Imludiid thoae unrtof
the tradea and labor ronpnnt to ronh
(nm) hy ihe worker we menn nil who produce nw-
valuen) lo like war!    Why ahould he!
Tlii* war i» teachinif the let-mon of aurplUH value*
ns |Nntd ii {-million «n the Alh>«i, at len**I nt present,  it i« allowing ut every day that the modern machine ^ »ork of forailua f#denitloB» o< la<
no far ii* her internal resource* will permit. And*! will permit half the world to produce while the
it ahould'he mentioned rijiht here that tiernmiiy other half ia enframed in dent met ion. Hut the
and Au*triii are practically aelf*»u*taininir. The; preaent competitive aywteui and ita r<»iiacf|U«*fit
situation in Oernniny today \% tlma: Instead of all ''Waste cannot endure if only half are to produce,
her reaoureea Mcinir used \*y the capitalist exploiter! The exploiter will he compelled to take his place
the urovcriimont hm n««umed control, and she is he with the producer. If there is any pcrwin dmiM-
in» iioveroed l»y the military authorities with aj iiijf this let him take a walk thronyh hi* own town;
viv',v '.••' iX- A'.uit tho.*,
lift     N|in>!ll>     \ttltleM,     si.i..|v      Ht
tior In »uch provinces *• do aot yet
'v.ixe them, end also oat aiUng the
FOR RR.VT—Two unfurnished rooms.
eon«r»M to pat np the expanses of * I   satiable for llfht houtekeeplnx. in
Mock Ulock.    Apply
grams Cigar Store.
T. Berk, tn-
fhnncifrlted Vy tkt> treel***t ronlUH-j
».y on-i gravltr, »B't thtrt b a S€atn*l,
Established April 1899
————*r-c ;	
Wholesale and Retail   TobdCCOfttSt
* Baths and Shoe Shine
Our Coffee is Good
i-org,.'* th.i*. iio to storiiiK I fci ','ni m>u" "^ «»«iplaiiit *>t sh«  *#\****u kmt*-f.
Mi.tHiiiiiitf    her! the pidure „ho« man. thc |NN.Ir.Mtm |»n»|.f«.t.w. tit '**"** *J»« mm* 4W* ^AttltM if
t.. ., ,        ... , i#J. .'      ., ,.  , .      ,    ,,. |«»t«* •»» otxtm io omanltwi tabor
aifantJ" ar.ity i.f fufhtci.'* and munition producer**, j f*<-t any atorc or eontfrn that i« not seiltnif or pn»-| lH ^# pro^n,^ ai „ j^h ^ th# Jt.
ICmuioihi.'jtStv, (lie fSci-miMi nation is f«r more se-idueiug the ne«'ei*ili4s* of HIV.      lie will note tlmt j i^mttonn.
cim* than <"treat Hritain. or would appear to he. j the provision man hns not notice a d«*eline in his)   The flrat part of the session. wasM tlKtd, OAK tIRATKft-FVir   Sate,
delegate from ontk provincial fedora
(ion to tho rongrrw*.
The ftttendanr* sn the convention
wa» large «nd tti** iiro«5#edlnit   «r» j WANTED  Arthe,   rellaWe man nn
loeat «#«nt.   X*w tte«ring derlee!
tot I>r4 *»il*«a*S4k&,   Ctiaiaate*!.
■»ftt fast.   Oood menvy tor rtgfct
mnn,   Kord I3i|mltter Co., SJS mr-
wrt Mt»*t, Veneoover.
Direetly w«»r was declare**! the Hritish government j hti*ine*s, with tht* exception of luxuries
pno er«i«»i i<> Jiiir'iiiin e eerijiiii suuiplinir>  lejfisla', inv Umm; Ui nmrn ir»*oii* lit c^i»h«mi«ii».
nan, tiif> prtMtcif acts to control   lite   prices   ol»    —' ■-  -——~—-
food stuf'fa, nuthoriised   the   Inuinl   of   trade   to
This »■»; taken ap lnr**ly villi minor matter* j   Apptf,«» Uact*h«r«on Are.
I   «**..»***.  .  41
-4 9i„M 49W9UV •vtemi*** t,mntmwo *i
11*9,*   t*'».'**'*M
^^^   Vi   111.    i(,|i   !,1hi!
"~"7 ,"T#     "T     TTT     . .... !'«* ^1* ik*t th* mMt't ot tbt, nptth
To thu nnbunn! mind, if such a thing i» piwsihle|f#illl,ltoB „* tk# mimm mm> wp   mr
"Vrnvw'uw iiwi'e*%V.'i^*"t^/t I
Ing b*nt*n. nne*. b*tl*. t Wes. tkntn,
etc. Appir M CkipnHB Ateem, City
t*HA/i.\«»-\s ni take a limits worn
tane til b-nrttati  *n  ■tttttn.e.*   t*m in.;
mnnleg water   II  <;   Sn*k, living (
tiem. Alia
Wl* HFA*T-#«iUy Xlodtrn tthtwom*
inke p<i«*c««i<m of f«MHlstiiffn unreasonahly wilh- io»w. there only a|f|»cam to he one object wi far «*!<* « mmm«)mi leftfRkr •*! animal*!
held frow i.ulilii- consumption: to rcfulate ihe sup-' the newspapers Sn this Tlotninion nnd flrent Hritniri!*»*c«t«*t«n. tt was ■A*?M*d to atlo*w the
■}»»> *nio tuMoiftntrr ol meak, lu mtm* tttt MiHMMm miilf«rc ♦•.iiieeiorO~»»Mc,* »ry »<» «n«in «ih» *p|H*»«*»e inciri '   ",-**'-'   "****,k* *■*"*  ***??**
I»Mhi!iit ihe «alc *>t li.pmr at all times.     Some of i countrymen hy Wlittlinff the vietOf4<* «f th* Iter. ^™J* Sn *'"* ** lhtJr Um mi,*,r'
these in-; - h ere put into force at onee. while i.tlniN; iniiiiH.     For the fall of every forfMim they h«vc an , fteoohitlwi of Ctn<>lence
will oniv I..  enforced in the event   of   invnsion. ex«-nsc and an *xplaiwti»n. and eten the fall of     a rot* td tmdtdeoc* wae tend>r«4
Xow. v,rv miii-h the same    thinir   happened    in! Antwen» d«»es id diMurh Ihe bMtttifnl opiimism '* «» ***>» of tfce tote VVUIUm *••* *••••; *enm*nntoti et«»| appll-
V„„..,9  »*;. .... *hl,r ^.,tT(„..1„? hi r„, , nnu n,,ir,r.'' of *,-,.,      T».\ f.   imf.ri.mut^ a %n .,' A   ,:XA < »*••»». •* iMbbtldn* torn** nm^f WM*. IH Met^r»„. Anmm     fW':*
they found thing* » little neverrr. \*»»w, in (W. * ency. and is som^imes **m)letl ■"iiiKlMTatiiitf th*
many t»»<- mtvw iiviinr >ta» happetiett. tint in « m**"" enemy. ' l^ml «"ur/«n, s|w»aklHf lit** «U»» e .!•,*, 5-,
fnten*e form. The commerce of flermany h.is i England, pointed ont the hlttwj of thinking thi*
n-amsheil; n*r factories ami shop* »r<- cWiil ilown;; w«r wilt be over by < liristnuw. t*«bi the ii,»ti!.-
even* yomig man ♦* with the nitnjr: even* iwiddt »• | mnn. "'I do not think thi* wnr will bpwer hy jhn
»gc«l man j*engage«I in profittfing the mitiiitions of \ f*1»risjitt*#, or itrxt t'liritttims!"     IVrtly bntk i-u
A**r> of tl»* V+demtkm, who died m.itn^bm pnn^-t^r* applf «. €sMt«Mi,|]
■renrt* 'Vend* "\
Win Vieit LrgiiJatwre
war  w-nitf *hti*m who nr* not prrwtwnng the tteef*-* workf-c <»rwp»>«»oifg tr* »«w»»t frnwrtrrt t»
'■   tt t* ovpmed tbnt Immtdttetely aff
.to *^««M«wtait of tit* .ctonrrstios.
memim wat w»u m ib#. ftmmmi        *m W««* tnm mem*
IjMrlfletiwi' tw twwwM nnttntw tm tb*\ Adenee
tonsMufwtiaii   of   Ht* fieretont**! — 1 tOMH   HDUOMTOM.
Ut!i1>r!<!g» lUMi.
btitlek entombte
Fernie's Leading Picture Theatre
Every Friday
The Werld'e Ortatett Mevinfl Cloture Serial
The Girl of Mystery
rftlOAV iWx.    MftlMNe.1. m
Unti'.h m«v«r» tht mmi* ***'<* mA tb* tmelw tm bn imtty ia#-
tend by tht iteaiMf captain, hut be again etdwitn tbem bath. A
very thrilling InMaltawnt.
Aetpto et Pottitmim Tttmtlm
Tribal War In the South Seas
S Reela—Thfe mntrkahle tobjeet wm getmnjr produced mmw tbw
dMnm tmh £*** by tbe Velverml AMMUMt4iM»>ll'or*)d Comapanr td
wiwm. 'iwnimw nwn vuikwhwmm.1 *rww nwimwni tw, m wo *ttf% to
overaww tbt dWtkmlttmet tnbtng ptetwiws ta tbti regSoa.
ImmemlUMl by Otettot Wbkom       *
The Old Curiosity Shop
Pro4nc*d by ttegwertk m. kttHntiooi KotHUb Qnmnd. dnmmmtm
pi/tun c» "DiitM OmmrtmH."    .
wm %$<i$*€fx'*i!
l X '
'¥ -      *--
t      . 4
•\„ Xo. 1 East and No. I.South are the
. only mines doing anything iip Jiere
these dny$5 «nd they are only woifldng
, 'two/days per week,     .    ,,.
Notices have been posted that the
part of 'No. 5 niln^ known as 19 incline
is now closed down permanently.'. All
men having tools' in r are requested to
take them out.
AH the available noise-making articles were requisitioned on Thursday
afternoon last to give a weloome to
Mr and Mr,?. John Hewitt on their return from their homey-moon trip spent,
In Seattle. The band, numbering
over 30, assembled to meet the Coal
Creek flyer.
Several of our well-known poultry
breeders have suffered heavily
through the nocturnal visits of some
evil disposed person or persons, during the past week.
Qreat disappointment was felt by
the residents of this burg who had
purchased tickets for the iPiatrlotic
Ball on learning of the inability of the
ball committee to secure a special
train after the danc?. Nevertheless
some 30 or 40 people ot this camp
took in the dance and rraport a good
.The Methodist Church was filled
to capacity Sunday laBt on the occasion of Harvest Thanksgiving. The
products of the garden were lavishly
shown. The young men of the church
constructed two ibeautiful arches of
trees, which added greatly to the effect.    The choir rendered appropriate
. music and  the  pastor  delivered,   a
short instructive address.
On Tuesday evening the church was
again filled, the occasion 'being a social and sale of fruit, flowers, etc.
Songs and recitations occupied the
first half of the programme. The efforts of the Misses Hall'in their comic
duet, "I wish I lived next door to you,"
being .enthusiastically encored. The
pastor was then chosen as salesman
and disposed of the goods in his own
Inimitable style, Interspersing the
sale with houorous remarks and reminiscences.
The church committee desire to
thank all who donated towards the
success-of thesale-and decorations.
.Methodist Church Notices—Thursday 7'p.m., choir practice. Sunday, 2 30
p.m., Sunday school and Bible eUss;
7.30 p.m.. Gospel service; subject,
"Lost Opnoitunities."
Tuesday, October 20th, tho monthly
meeting of th<> Ladles' Aid will be held
lu the rhurcb at 7.30 p.w,
Wtll the person who ln mistake took'
ar overcoat from tbe anti-room of the
Victoria IIUl.Tuesday morning, please
return ',an e to own«r, J. McLaughlin,
195 Coyote Street, Coal-Creek.
Bornrr-To Mr. and .Mrs; Adam Watson, a son. Mother and child doing
A. large force of, workers were.out
on Monday preparing the Bite for the
proposed skating rink. The management are granting them every facility
for which the committee . are very
We would like to see every Coal
Creek member of the "Moose" put In
an -appearance at tbe K. P. Hall on
Monday next, at 7.30. , Business of
an important nature will be discussed.
Entertainment committee meets at
Don't forget the smoking concert
to be held in the basement of the (Miners .Hall on Saturday next. Admission, 50c. Come and have a good
Several of the young men, of this
camp are seeking new pastures as the
present "feed" is rather short.
Charlie Percy 'was admitted to hospital on Saturday evening to undergo
an operation for Internal trouble.
The members of the Club turned
down the projected "educator" scheme
at a general meeting held in the Club
.Hall on Sunday evening.
A party of oonnpany directors were
in -camp on Thursday on a tour of
The "Lalley" medala were presented to the Coal -Creek "Beavers" at a
concert held in the Club Hall Wednesday evening.
Fernlo Lodge 1335 L.O.O.M. are holding a social on -Monday evening, Oct.
26. All members entitled to bring a
male friend. Commence at 7.30 p.m.
Come with a song or recitation.
Arising out of a discussion netween
two local enthusiasts, as to who was
the best snap pitcher, a match to decide same has been arranged between
Sam Heaney and Blsh Wiers.
The prevailing trade depression is
being felt at the chib; .The servants
are being placed on Bhort time.
■beginning of the month, and still nothing- doing. Credit has been killed
and the local union hag been compelled to appeal to the DlBtrlct for assistance.
iMrs. James Cross and Mrs, E. R,
J. Foster were driving in a buggy
when a motor car passed them in
which were travelling iMr. A. B. Trites,
Mr, Skinner .and several ladles. The
horse shied and backed   the   buggy
The great 10 p.c* dis-
count sale is Hearing
its close, Sat. the 17th
is the last day. Wearing Apparel, Bedding and Shoes are
ihingsyoumust have
for the coming win-
ter.   Get them now
SAVE 10 p.c.
No* I grade Wealthy
Apples $1.85 per box
Potatoes in S Sk. tots
$2.00 per sack
over the embankment, and causing
the occupants, wiw .were thrown out
violently, considerable shock. :Mr. A,
'B. Trites and party promptly rendered every assistance and promised to
compensate the ladies for damage.
John Marsh, jr., and Herbert Travis
came in from their hunting trip with a
splendid five spiked buck.
Bert Davis and Joe Wilson are making great efforts for getting the limit
of big game this season. They are
out again with their pack horse' this
A patriotic danoe was held in the
Opera House, Natal, on Monday, last.
A good crowd attended, and a most
enjoyable time was spent.
Mr. John TaVlor and Miss Alice
Newman, eldest daughter of ^Tohn
Newman, were united In the bonds of
matrimony by special license, at the
R. C. Church, Fernie, Rev. Mlchels
officiated. The couple left Fernie
Sunday morning for Michel. ,,
•Mrs. Harry Brown, who has been
very ill for several months, underwent a successful opediation on Saturday last, Drs. R. C. Weldon and Corsan, performing same. She is progressing as favorably as can be expected.
■Richard Beard was elected by the
Local to act as secretary treasurer,
Robert Taylor was, elected recording secretary, owing to James Mercer
resigning Sunday last.
■The notices were out for the morning shift to work Wednesday, when
sending in the notes,
Mr. John Rushton was a visitor
down here from Coleman on 'Monday
Thanksgiving Day passed off rather
quietly, not many taking .part in the
festivities as in previous years.
On Tuesday, 6th inst., at the meeting of Uie Coleman Town Council,
Councillor Jack Johnson proposed an
amendment to reduce the license iby-
law in regard to the Coleman Opera
House for .boxing and wrestling bouts.
The motion was defeated.
On 'Friday night last   a   patriotic
meeting was held   in   the   Coleman
The mines have been' Ml* *tnc* tha I Onera House, when n lflrga-gatherin^
{Western Can, Go-Operative
turned up. Patriotic songs and speeoh-
eh were given by British and Belgians
aiid a collection taken up. Considerably . over one hundred dollar; was
collected. A brxach of :he Red Cro.'s
Society was formed, and a committee
of the Ladies' Aid has bean appointed
to solicit articles of clothing, ii-'.'h a*
sock*, shirts, etc., which will be forwarded to our soldiers In France and
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Qualte, Sunday,' October 11, a son, Mother and
child both well.
Bob Emmeraon Is shaking the dut»t
of Sunny Alberta off his feet this week
for  Hlghepean,  Newcastle,  England.
At a general meting of the Coleman
Football Club the auditor's roport was
submitted to the meeting which ■bowed a balance ln hand on the season's
workings. They Intend holding a
dance on December 7th.
. At the regular meeting of tbe Car.
tiondale Local, No. 2327, held In the
Julian Hall, Sundny last, nominator Dittrict Officers took place and
resulted ae follow*; J. W. Trice, president; VV. Graham, vice-president; A.
3 Carter, secretary-treasurer; David
lit en, International Board Mentha*:
W. Hayiom. sub-Dlatrlct Hoard Member.
David,tteeawa* alto nominated ror
delegate to the Western Federation of
Miners' Convention,
Mra. Smyth, from (llechlen, waa tn
a visit to lira. Jonathan Graham. In
Th* Ri»v. Wntbrr O'Neill ottirlnled
In Coleman R. C. Church on Snnday
J. 'Murray, the station agent hero*
has taken a holiday for at least a
month. iHe is going back to Nova
Scotia. Some people seem a little suspicious ,of i what may happen during
his vaoation and are accordingly
guessing,'' while the evidence is certainly .convincing. Mr, Perry is agent
dttlrng Mr. Murray's absence.
iMr: Samson, the school inspector,
has 'been in town for a few days looking after the school interests.
Quite a fire started in Blairmore
early Sunday morning when the building known as Cement Lodge, and formerly used as a hotel, was burnt to
the ground. No one -seems to know
hnw the fire started, a? the building
was unoccupied.
Tbe concert given in the 'Methodist
Church last 'Monday night was largely
attended, and the program, contribute
t\l ty local Idlent, voted "the best
yot," The proceeds, about $33, go
to the church treasury.
when most of the respectable citizens
of both' sexes indulged in a whist
drive. In the opinion of many 50
cents is rather a high charge, besides
all are not in favor of sending the profits t6 the war fund. The old adage,
"Charity should begin at home," is
very applicable here, and judging from
present appearances many children
may be in need of food or clothes before the winter is over, hence the pro
fits should be' kept in hand until we
are sure they can be done without.
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Contrary to expectations, the mine
here worked three days last week,
but as more cars were loaded than
were required at the time, we cannot say when the mine will start
Dennis Guttrldge, J. Shearer and
'Miss M. Malcolm, from the Putte
ltench, were in town on Saturday and
took in the show and dance at tlio
Lyric Hall.
On Saturday, 3rd Inst., the battle of
Beaver was fought between a bunch of
Austrians and an equal number of
Britishers at the Beaver Hotel. The
foreign brethren, however, w*e quickly vanquished and retreated in""great
disorder; leaving tlieir wounded behind.- The same saloon was agajn
the scene of some very wicked fighting on Monday, uth inst., between a
great nunjber of His Majesty's loyal
subjects; and as a sequel to the scrap
five of the boys, who were said to be
the aggressors, were summoned to appear before Christian Junget, justice
of the peace, at the Police Barracks,
Beaver Mines on the 12th, at 1 p.m.,
to answer charges _of__creatlng_jH*_dJ3-_
turbance. Four of the scrappers
pleaded guilty and were let off with
a fine of $1.00 and $3.25 costs. The
fifth -bruiser, who is an ex-chara.p!on,
did not appear until nfter the court
closed, and therefore the limbs of the
law were put to thc trouble of again
declaring the court open in the King's
name. This, of course, had to be paid
for. so scrapper No. 5 was fined $10
nnd $4.75 costs. Hard luck, George,
but don't be late next time.
At 3 p.m., on the 8th Inst,, the
Court of Overseers for the school district of Beaver, Mlnei, met In the temporary scboolhoiiBe to hf ar complaints
from property owners who considered
they were over assessed or under as-
sensed. Needless to aay the "tinders"
were not represented. The court con-
slated of Tom O., Moore, chairman,
Dave Muir and Tom O, Prentice. The
chairman In opening the session atated
that thia being the first rate levied In
the new school district, It was necessarily a heavy one as several Items
had to be paid, for school equipment,
the payment of an indemnity to the
Coalfields School district, of which
Beaver „ Mines was formerly a part,
and other "items, hut in levying the
rate they tried to be fair lo all property ownera, hence they assessed
land owners at 10 rents per acre, and
tot owners at 10 mills tn th* dollar.
Mr. .!, C. Crosby, who with the ex-cop-
tion of the Canadian Coal and Coke
Co., Is the largest ratepayer In the
new school district, complained of be-
A football game between the Canada
West and the firemen was played on
Thanksgiving Day. The Canada West
turned out in their new uniforms and
looked pretty smart, but were defeated by a score of I nil.
The ball given -by the band was a
great success financially and otherwise.
There will be an election for check-
welghmen held this week as the present incumbent is resigning liis position owing to the mine only working
about two days per week. He is going to take over the job of pipe-laying
In the mine, with the promise, it is
understood, of practically a steady
lob. Nominations will be called for
on Wednesday night.
The fire brigade received a call on
Friday night and turned out in a hurry
but found there was no need for their
services, as it was a blaze from a
chimney that caused the alarm to be
sent in. 'Some of the boys had'itheir
nice clothes spoiled with mud.
Chief Faulds, of the fire department,
will be married on Wednesday. to a
young lady from Lethbridge. The
chief has made himself very popular
during his stay In town and everybody
will wish him and his bride 'all the
happiness that life affords.
Mrs. Jack Mugford arrived in town
on Saturday to join her husband. - She
Is from Glace Bay, N. s>.
•The regular meeting of Local H)2
will be held on Sunday. All members
are requested to attend as nominations for District Officers -will be t-jeld.
The Ladies' Aid netted the nice
little sum of $145 in providing the
Odd Fellows' supper.
Mr. D. Davidson, pit boss at No. J,
lost his gold watch, but was fortunate
ln recovering same. Steve Itoslo, on
his way to work at night, found -same,
the silvery ray of the moon scintillating upon the gold case, was respon
sible for its discovery.
Messrs. Tristan nnd Downes were
Fernie visitors this week-end on pain
fill business.
Mr. J. Burke left on Sunday morning for Calgary to ropresent Looal en
it the Convention of the Allwrta
Federation of I.abor. "A very wise
move, Jim."
Mr. Tom Stevenson's mining Clausen
will commence next Monday evening
In the school house. A cordial Invitation Is given to all Intending mining students.
Mls« Mttggl-o Burrows in "spending
her vacation with her parents In this
Th* Odd Fellows held their regular
weekly meeting on Monday, when a
large amount of business was transacted.
A grand  concert  #111 toe held  inj
thi' Methodist Church on October 2lit
Further particulars next  wnek, bui
dont fora«»t to keen the dale op*n.
Arnold Varley. who left here some
■is   month* aso iut VtmitMi-xM, h*>
ident,  Hyslop and Phillips;   Phillips
received   nomination.   Vice-President,
K. Lev-tt.     Secretary-Treasurer, Elmer, Harries and Gorton.   After a somewhat lengthy discussion as to the ad-
visaibility of having H. Elmer of Michel,  in  such  an   important  position, ,
owing  to  his radical views,  he wasj
chosen,   with  ouly  nine  votes being i
recorded for the other two, amid much |
International Board Member: Rees
and Larsen. Rees nominated. Sub-
District Board member: Burke and
Christie; Christie nominated. eNutral
Scrutineers, Burrows and Gosse; Gosse
nominated. Fraternal delegate to W.
F. of ,M.: R. Levitt.
•The number of members present
could*, to some extent, be accounted
for by the fact that after our last five
days' stoppage the afternoon shift
was entirely abandoned for the time
being, and as far as practicable the
married men are being given the preference with regard to work. The
result has been a deal of controversy,
and the pit committee reported the
result of their visit to tne super, ine.
gist of that gentleman's reply to theu>
being as follows: That the ir strut
tions he had received were to give
married men the first ahow, and the
old timers who had stayed with the
the camp through Its varying visslt »d
es,1 the second show. Further, he
was very much afraid that If the situation did not change very goon a number of married men would have to cc
Thus, as will be readily seen, th*1
report of the committee was net of $
very encouraging nature, and the discussion that followed was of a very
varied character, so varied, in fact,
that it was tabled owing to the lameness of the hour, for Sunday next.
iM embers will kindly note that the
meetings will be held fortnightly in
future, and will be held on the Sunday
following pay day.
A number of fire bosses here havp
been given a months' notice and in
formed that their services in that capacity will be no longer required, but
that another job will be found for
A very Interesting discussion on
T1fe~quesnWTrtemperaiico was listened to recently. Meeting adjourned for
the cup that cheers,      *
We are requested by the secretary of the Hillcrest Local
to advise all men to stay away
from that camp for the present,
as there are more than sufficient men to fill positions.
Notice will be given through
these columns when conditions
are normal.
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Furniture, Hardware, China,
Stationery, etc.
a qtttrt.tr of a mile south of Beaver * we \imr m mwh at ,,,,,.,,„,„ ^,noiti
i    A stircossrill dance wan pulled oft
itttr over nn***t*tl fnr nimolit lot» tn
Bwver Creek Townsite, which Is local- j reuirned horn." He felled to jmrtl
last in plsee of Father Detestre. whoily known ss 8t*v Town, nnd ls about Pt,,M,P ln ,jla, ,,P(,ts,ori,v abmlt wj,1(j,
is at present an Inmate of Cranbrook
Hospital. I Mines Townsite, whlrh Is built on pro-
Mr, Fred Cox Is exhibition at the | pert? hetoniln* lo the roal romnany.Mn Mi* Workers' Hall l»y th«- nunage
The chairman pointed out to Mr. Cros- mmt of ^ i^,, Thwi,r<.*on TJ)Iinkt
by that tho overseers only niisesfwl Khin« :<l«hi.
his, unsold lots at m rents p«r lot.     A umber of IMftisn* h«v<» mott
olthmtk tbey were formerly off«r#4 *! ,hplr immtB md „,„ |Wowd )m
for sale al |1<W». whilst thou* who j.nr- uiirdkiU>l> lo llae frum.
ehaaed lota from him w*i>r* assessed
- —---■-■- -■— |at I3W per lo!. »'-hlii3j at it rati! of
FRANK ndKLk   10 mill* aaa -wtusl to |.i,»u |wr ku ta*
Mr. Bam Walls** ani* family mov«l j tenement.    John tarasfcrsn. on Iwhalf
%p Umm 5r.!:.:*»4 t'J,. U*~. «**'<.. *„■'.,x,i bimmeti aud tdhel' umimt* ui kd*
Ui both tosnikiiHift, enA*»xoif4 to stow
tbo mat Initial!** don* to thost* who
im-fHs*ed lots, and pointed ont that
lteiivcr Mines lieluii   a   rur^l Mhoul
The Complete House Furnishers
of the Pass
Hardware Furniture
)!! !iil fUf»J»h,,J"»"" house from cellar to garret snd at bot.
torn prlcea.  Call, write, phone or wire.   All orders Riven
prompt attention.
If yow are satisfied, tell othtrs.
If not aatlefled, tell us.
Winnipeg Dog Show with his fa mona
prise winning wire-haired terrlera.
O. W. MaUIn while at work In pillar
No, HT, recelrwl a rather nasty
wound on the left temple, reoulrlnn
several stiiehes io Imi pnt >•-
?m Is nott w nblkk butt. I
Dr. He Hanifny and hla horse *t*r* ■
one* more a ravso of •xtftement to!
Mi«» fftfiwns. tfoiwer thPrc was uui! j
mnrfc dtintnp* -flop*, imt n Hftt<« exj
rit#«MBt to relieve the monotonr.
The reetilar m-w»tlft« «f l^ral fit
.<mv#»i,M at f.l« pn with th»» vloo
iiresM«i»t In the ek$Ir. There net*
fully two hnni!r*»fl pres«n(. fn spin* of
navitiR to wa«l* thrwt*ti a fool of mad
mtt anew tban fsll*R| Tht- pr *!«1!n.»
ettkrr In opewlsg the ateeUnc, *a'J
b* thought t!w limp was oppurtuii*..* te
say )«•* "bat b* thought of tb<- irath
dU».   I th«> n«i.>s«ninnt should he »»a.v| BP,(IW ihM iUh    WMW kt tmxtM,t
td on land f»lws m\y, the land to wii.ind thfm tm tMr ptmtm<^ ht. m
•♦Th* Quullty Stor«"
Phone 25 Blairmore, Alta.
Just to hand JOO cases oj
•f Ixtra Oholc* Quality
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THE 3DIS1MOT LEDGER, F3BRHIE, B. C, OCTOBER 17,1914 V     ■"      ■/'
Local Union Directory, Dist. 18,U.M.W.A
,  No. 2314    , .N
Meet .first and third Fridays,
Mirers' Halt, Fernie; second and
fourth Fridays, Club HaU. Coal
Creek. Sick Benefit attached.—T.
Uphill, Sec, Fernie, B. C.
Nof 23&
Meet every Sunday afternoon
at 2 o'clock in Crahan's Hall.
Sick Benefit Society attached.—
H. Elmer. Sec.
No. 1387
Meet, every Sunday, Sick and
Accident Benefit Society attached.—-Michael Warren, Sec, Can-
nore. Alta.
No. 1058
Meet second and fourth Sunday
In month.   Sick and Benefit Society attached.—Thos. Thompson.
No. 2227
Meet every alternate Sunday at
2.30   p.m.   in   the   Opera   House,
Coleman.—J.  Mitchell,  Sec.  Box
105, Coleman.
No. 29
^ieet every Tuesday evening' at
7 o'clock in tW Bankhead Hall.
Sick and Accident Benefit Fund
attached.—Frank Wheatley, Fin.
Sec, Bankhead. Alta,
No, 2633
Meet everyalternate Sunday.at
2.30  p.m.   la   the, Opera  House,
Coleman,—J. Johnstone, Sec.
No. 2352
Meet every second and fourth
Sunday of each'month at 2 p.m.
in Slovak Ha)i;. SJc.H Benefit Society attached.-—TIjob. O. Harries,.
Sec, Passburg, Alta. •'
Meet every second and fourth
Sunday of each month at 10 a.m.
in School House, Burmis. No Sick
Society.—Thos. G, Harries, Sec.
Passburg, Alta.
No. 2829
Meet every first and third Sunday of each month at 10 a.m. in
Union Hall. Maple Leaf. No Sick
Society.—Thos. Q. Harries, Sec.
Passburg, Alto. x
No. 574
Meet every Wednesday evening'
at 7.30 In Miners' Hall, 12th Avenue North.—L. Moore, Sec.-Treas.
 1 ~
We herewitih give .the full text of the own. country is no less true of those
No. 1.189
Mot every Friday evening at
7.30 In Miners' Hall. Sick and
Acrtdent Benefit Society attached.—Frank Barrlngham, Sec, Box
H2, Coalhurst P. O.
No. 484
Meet every first and third Sunday at Lyric Hall, 3 p.m.—John
Loughran, Sec
No. 431 v
Meet every Sunday at 2.30 p.m.
in the Socialist Hall. —James
Burke, Sec. Box 36, Bellevue,
Alta. ,  i
No. 2877
Meet every second Sunday at 2
o'clock  In  the Club  Hal\   Sick
Benefit   Society    attached.-—'R.
Garbutt, sec,-Corbin, B.C.
No. 3026
Meet every Sunday afternoon,
2.30, at Boarding House. Sick
and Accident Futjd attached.—
Max Hutter. Sec
No. 1263
Meet Sundays, after each pay
day, at -Miners Hall.   Sick and
-Benefit    Society    attached.—E
Morgan, Secretary.
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anti-war manifestoes of the two Socialist'Parties of-.G?<8at Britain}*
It has long been earnestly "urged fby
the Independent Lahor Party that
the diplomatic policies pursued hy
European rules, /including our own,
and supported by the force of murderous armaments would lead inevitably, to universal war or universal
bankruptcy—or both. .That prediction,
based upon facts and tendencies, has
been only too swiftly and tragically
The Cause of the War
' Instead of striving tu unite Europe
in a federation of States, banded together for peace, diplomacy has deliberately aimed at dividing Kurope
into two armed, antagonistic camps,
the triple entente and the triple alliance. Diplomacy haa been underground, secret, deceitful, each -power
endeavoring by wile and stratagen to
get the better of its neighbor. Diplomats have breathed the very air of
jealousy, deception, and distrust Each
country, ,in turn, largely through the
influence of the jingo press, hafc heen
stampeded by fear and panic. Each
country has tried to outstrip other
countries In the vastness .and costliness of its war machine.-' Powerful
armament interests have played their
sinister part, for it is they who reap
rich harvest out of havoc -and' death.
When all this has been Gone, any
spark will start a conflagratiori like
the present.
It is difficult and perjiafls1 futile to
try to apportion at this moment the
exact measure of responsibility and
blame which the various countries
must bear. It is just as untrue to- -say
th-jft British policy has baen wholly
white and German policy whollyi black
as to say that German policy has -been
right and British policy entirely
wrong. Simple, undlscrimlnatlng people in both countries may accept nnre-*
served-ly one or other of these alternatives, but, as past experience shows,
history will tell a different story.
Secret Diplomacy
For the present Sir Edward Grey issues 'his white paper, to prove- Germany the aggressor, just as Germany
issues a white paper to prove Bus-
Austria the aggressor. Even if every
word In- the British white paper .be ad*-
mlttedj the wider Indictment remains. Let It be acknowledged that In
the days Immediately preceding the
war, Sir Edward Grey worked for
peace. It was too late. Over a number of years, together with other diplomats, he had himself dug the
abyss, and wise statesmanship would
bave foreseen and averted the certain
Jt was not tho Servian question nor
the -Belgian question that pulled this'
country Into the deadly struggle.
Great Britain Ib not at war because of
oppressed nationalities or Belgian
neutrality. Even had Belgium neutrality not been wrongfully in**
fringed by Germany, we should h^ve
■been drawn In.
If Prance, ln defiance of treaty
right, had Invaded Belgium to get at
Germany, who believes we j should
have '-begun hostilltlesagainst Franco?
Behind the back of Parliament and
people, the British foreign office gave
secret understandings to France, denying their existence when challenged,
That It why this country it now face
to face with the red ruin and Impoverishment of war.- Treaties and agree,
ments have dragged republican France
at the heels of despotic Russia, Britain at tho heels of France, At the
proper time all this will be made public, nnd the men responsible called to
We desire neither tiie aggrandise.
mum of German militarism nor Hussion militarism, but the danger Is
that this «ar will promote oue or the
other. Britain hat placed herself behind Russia, the most reactionary,
corrupt and oppressive power In Europe, If Russia Is permitted to
gratify her territorial ambitions and
extend her Cossack rule, civilisation
nnd democracy will be gravely 'Imperilled. Is It for this that Britain
has drawn.Ute sword?
Tens or thousands of our fellow
workera sre In tlw from of battle,
knotting not If th<r will ew return
again. Atresdy many have fatten,
and soon tbe death roll will mount
■ War sfttona.hlg^ jrtaee, nearj-jthe
city named Enrtb,'-tj^ore all who
passed a-jpeg tho W&hway called, hite
couid^eebim as.they went o.i tbeiritlpn in their..commeriial/financial^nd
in. France, .-Belgium, Germany and
other- lands." • Is* it "not right that- we.
should remember this?
To us who are -Socialists the work,
ers of Germany and Austria, no less
than the'wpVkers'of France and Rus.
sia, are' comrades and 'brothers; in
this hour of carnage and eclipse we
have -friendships ahd compassion to
aH victims of militarism. Our nationality and independence, w!hjch are
dear to us, we are ready to defend:;
but we cartnot rejoice in the organized murder of tens of thousands of
workers of other lands who go to-kill
and be killed at the command of rulers to whom the people-are as pawns.
The war conflagration envelops Europe; u,p to the last moment we labored to prevent the blaze. The nation
must now watch for'the first opportunity for effective intervention.
As to the future, Ave must begin to
prepare our minds for the difficult
and dangerous complications that will
arise at the conclusion of the war.
The people must everywhere resist
such territorial aggression and na-
tlonal^'basement. as will pave the way
for fresh wafrs; and, throughout Europe, the workers must press for
frank,and honest diplomatic policies,
controlled by themselves, for the suppression of militarism and the establishment of the United States of Europe, thereby advancing toward the
worlds peace. Unless these steps are
taken Europe, after the present calamity,'will be still more subject to the
increasing domination of militarism,
and liable to be drenched with .blood.
Socialism Will Yet Triumph
We are told that international Socialism ls -dead, that all our hopes <>Sd
ideals are wrecked by the fire and pestilence of European war. It is not.
Out "of the darkness and the depth
we hail our working-class comrades of
every land. Across the roar of guns,
we send sympathy and greeting to the
German Socialists. They have labored-
unceasingly to promote good relations with-Britaln, as we with Germany. They are no enemies of ours,
but faithful friendis.
In forcing this appalling crime upon
the nations, it is the rulers, the diplomats; this mnitSTilts wKo Bave
sealed their doom.   In tears and -blood
cial business -as -well as beinjg pro.
ducere? By*- being; .privileged to. attend'such meetings they, bring out iho
fact that the working class; can -be a:
great factor in their. Wri-'emancipa-
journeys. Among those who.' took
their-eyes from the ground was King."
When he saw -War, ho istop-ped. *
"What are you that -sits .beside the
highway of Life?" aeked King.'.' -     ;
War ansvu-gred:   . ■- ", '....''
- x"l am (Power,, and Dominion, 'and
Pride. I am- the maker -an^^nragaker
of dynasties. Tset up and pull down
the rulers of Earth, the great city* in
which you. dwell. By me -wealth and
strength -are apportioned, dishonor is
redeemed, right, is made -plain; and
justice Is done," ...
So King went his way, thinking,
"War Is'good."
Soon there came Young Man, and
he, too, asked who War was.
War said:
"I am Adventure and Daring, Boldness and, Hardihood. I bestow renown and distinction on men. Those
who follow me grow bj-ave of spirit
apd hard of body. They learn the
happiness tjiat comes from ardent toil,.
Mie joy that is born of struggle. -The
people of the Earth look with greatest
favor on those who enroll themselves
in my record book and- reward them
with first consideration."
Young Man-whistled as he followed
this highway called Life, and   cried
-aloud*, "War Is noble!"
.' Next Old Man, weak, of sight and
hard of hearing, peered at War and
said:    "Who are you up there?"
;To the Old Man, War replied':
"I am Memory   and   Thoughts   of
Yesterday.     I it was who filled your
heart Avith friends and clothed your
mind with tbe good memories of a
glorious past.   I took from you your
farm, but in its-place I gave you something fi|r better, the service of a devoted friend. ,By me you were made
poor In pooket, to beg your bread as
you walked the highway- called Life,
but in exchange I gave you the great
days of your manhood to comfort and
sustain you."
Old Man's £ace\vwas lighted'by his
thoughts of the brave days, when he
knew war, and as he set one foot before the other he chuckled and .struck
his thigli with his hand, and mumbled
in his beard: "I mind now that War
is the great thing."
But then there came on the highway called Life, Woman, who had
borne sons that War had destroyed',
and.daughters who hadi Wept upon ber
skirts for their husbands that War
had torn from them; Woman, who
had dried the tears of orphans War
hfcd made and Btariohed the" blood of
economical life, and this-being the
case in Great Britain, theaame can bav
done by workers' the worlcl over," ' "
I am -pleased to seethe Jorunal rein the States and' I feel encouraged
when I think'I have been $>f sotpe little help in'holding its banner up before the "Journal's many ^readers for
some yea-rs' now,' 'and' with the visit
of so -many; of my craftanen*. from the
States over each year, I am sure there
Can and will be a great work" done by
the workers of my "adopted land toward the co-operative idea of life.
- Now, ietvme just have a few parting words to the wives and mothers
wbo may read these notes: Do your-
part in helping your husbands' to establish' the co-operative .principles
wherever you can and write a few
short letters upon it in the Journal,
•pointing to the experiences you have
had when on this side of the pond in
connection with the co-operative
I am sure 'Illinois ought to be proud
of such earnest workers as 'Brothers
Walker, Lordv Downie and many others who are able and qualified' workers in other different states. '
Go on, reach ont to your own privileges which you must work out forj
yourselves.-—U. M. W. of A. Journal,
' As we understand tSfie'tfconomici conditions,- thi choice ^ for joung men is
to go%', to the front;ran*C'fje.t glory or.
stay at", borne, a£dget "tired.—Satur-
d^y-Nlglit.; J   xA,i x7y~..
(Yer pays y-er money "an'd'tlakef yer
choice: "SJlred JAT   or   fited OUT,"
Who said "Materialist .Conception-;of'
History" was„a fallacious -iootriue?)
In connection with
Daily   Nov.  7th to
Dec. 31st incl.
Limit  five  months,
and extension privileges.
steamship tickets from all Ticket
-^ Agents, or write—
R. DafrsotK      -"
|     District Passenger Agent, jf 3
Calgary -:- Alberta
and bitterness the greater democracy
will be .born.   With steadfast faith we
greet, the future; our cauBe Is holy and
Imperishable, and the. labor   of
hands has not'been in vain.
wounds that War bad: given; Women,
who had mourned War's dead, and
starved that War might eat.
4.nd Woman-saw War and asked
him nothing, but fled shrieking away
our i from him on the highway called Life;
J and as Woman fled from him War was
Long live Freedom and Fraternity Fl silent, for, he had no words to speak
Long live International Socialism!       I—.Mew York Sun
J^/jg Mahomet and the Mountain,
Thi mountain would not go to Mm. m Ml
hornet had to go to tht mountain.
Trade it a mountain full of gold and tr«*sure,
K't Jt XiU aai %vi*uc v*i xun u*iu»«(U wno aits and
walta for it Ht mutt go to the mountain and
whtn ht gttt thtrt, ht mutt dig for tht trtaiurt
•nd work both to obtain and to hold it.
Advertising, intelligently handled, la tht bttt
mtana to get to tht mountain, to unearth tht
trtaiurt and to hold it, and newspaper advtrtis*
ing it tht bttt and by far tht cheapest whtn rt-
ettitn nrt considered.
Workers of England
Steady in the Boat
Ing on the battlefield, on tbe decltt of
ships, snit In the hospital*, Among
thos* wbo are bravely feeing tbls fate
By Henry Evans
EARSDOX, Eng.—One grop* thought
that comforts the public of Great Britain today as he walks the street* of
our large cities and towns,are the
large bills posted In the shop windows
stating that business Is conducted here
as usual and at normal prices, and
one other factor In our public life, is
the cool and collected manner the people move about In their every day life.
A person cannot undorstand that the
British nation Is engaged ln sucb a
stupendous conflict as It is and yet the
nation to be so cool and collected, but
one thing points to tbe thought that
the future destiny of the nation Is In
safe bands.
Tbo writer had the prklle*** of being elected as onn of the del-Mates
from our store to the C. W. S. quarterly meeting held In Newcastle-on-
Tyne on September 19. There were
.bout five hundred delegates present
<md, witb tbe exception of the keen
commercial and financial discussions
of this great C w, S. movement, tbe
sums spirit of confidence was to be
observed, 1 will not enter into full
details of this wonderful gathering,
but I would point out one Important
factor tbat took place when the war
broke out. rleveml ships loaded with
c. w. S. wheat aad flour from Canada
__ and th^ United States {or Um pottt
mnWm\y and the wotfnded" lie wffe^] ^'""" •■' J*ttWC?«t,« »BJ to he «»•
nf ■#**«•# is AtA
a   '* • » ******      o*-i*t**i*tmo***rm
* **r*tlnp In xbn Tirnlhr trmr.
serves and tbe terrltortsls.
•Hardly lees dread Is the position of
tbe women snd children at hone who
are dependent on thoee who are under
,*««-»   -,*,!  *1r   .r;-•»'•;•;   ':,Ali,**  -«i
their families who are plunged into
unemployment and destitution by the
war. Almost no eoneeivsble effort-
even if the food supply of the coontry
holds out—will prevent the occurrence
of fearful -pHvatfat aatona tbem.
German Wer here Onr Cemratee
And what Is trot of the soldi*™ nnd
the workers and their fauillf-tt of mt
IttrmmwHtf* ,***?
TN Dfetrtet Loiter reaches
testers thee n*y etkoe paper lit tkt pats.
loaded at Liverpool owing to Una «reet
risk of being overtaken In the North
sea bf the enemy. Now, the eatra
rent of eonrrwler tbm -«-^#><>t (tn-mmi?
from Liverpool to Its d**Unetl<Wt was
about 140,000. Thst being tht week
when the people made the raid mpoa
(lour, drove up the price 36 per ©ent.
in a few days. The CfroperaUve
Whotesato ftoetetr rnm* tn tb* t-mfn of
the cooperative retail socjetles atfed
supplied their requirements with tbt
clear understanding tbat the retail societies hsd only to lst tbelr members
hsve their nsasl qosntltjr of flour, and
tbat, Mr. Bditor. saved tht situation
ol tbe floor panic caused by people
rssbing to aet Urge quantities of tkmr
in More. Ves, and Uie ii. W. A. mm
the retail societies a guarantee that
tbey would he able to fill the retell
societies at those same price* for oat
month, which thty lavs done, aad baa
Uvea its pledge f<tr another astatb.
Him, la tb* tttrn ttnm atone what •
wonderful blessing that bas boen to
help the poo^to have flour at reason*
able prices, and to check the selfish.
nOss of those persqns who had tbe
means to purchase/all tbe flour and
starve1 tbelr less fortunate comrades.
Let mo be clear upon tbls thought.
Tbe co-operative movement bas these
selfish spirits within Its fold and It is
right bore tbat the strength of tbe
board of management has to assert Itself to protect the weaker member.
Tbo C, W, 8. ls a wonderful \yiu<
tutlon, Mr. Editor, when we taW the
balance-sheet for half year ending
.fune last. Thexreport shows the sales
lobe £16,070,788, an Increase of £1,
070.255. The total supplies from the
various productive works for the same
six months is £4,173,843, an Increase
of£318,025. \V«'now take the net
profit In tbe trade department for the
half year after providing for ail expenses of production and distribution.
Interest on cspltal and depreciation of
property according to rule amounts to
£347,416 Us. wblch pays a dividend of
4d. In tbe pound to members and 3d.
In the pound to non-members. Now;
to make It clear tb my readers, thsrs
are many retail cooperative societies
who are not Identified with {be C. W.
8. as shareholders, yet they purobese
from the C. W. 8, to a certain extent
TifVee are termed non-members.
We will now turn to the banking
department for Uie half year. The
deposits nnd withdrawals amount to
£t0,.108,6K, an Increase ovor the cor-
responding period   of  last year  of
t*ttfi»* mn. ty,\ , t,,-
•     .,-•■ .».-    ,>.v..»   mtntumtttm*   tt
€*n,*4* 11*. Tb* wiTrrtxr of norU'tlw*
and co-operative orgtnliaUons now
banking witb ibe C. W. tt. la tfitt, and
there are nwny items of Interest which
I must omit.
English ?. W. 8. in purchasing IM*
Wim of undeveloped land ia Wyoaad,
southern IixWs, tor tht sam of M.O00.
Tbey prtpose to develop tbt land tor
tbt purpose of tea cultivation. The
C. W. 8. bas tent on £10,000 to tbe
national relief fund and £1,000 to tbo
Belgfen relief tmt, and £180 to the
Bmprsaa of Ireland disaster fund. Of
course, thew sams wtrt firm with
tbe sanction of the quarterly mee^
lag's approval. Is this aot • vaodor
M conception of wbat tea be dtat by
tbt working elass to be sble to man-
ee* thatr own comnitrctal aad flats- lag
DO you ever consider
the importance of
ee the use of stationery
that is in harmony with
the nature of your business? In many cases
your letterhead is considered as an index of
your business character,
hence the necessity of a
good printer."
If you want really high
class printing-the kind
we always produce-try
us with your next order
Uf District Ledger
Phone 48a   >:.; Fernie, B.C.
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TO DMTBIOT lai^fttiagjfcfe, OCTOBEB 17. m.4
You're always welcome here
Clean Rooms, Best of
^ Food and every
THOS. DUNCAN    Passburg
Large Airy Rooms &
Good Board
Ross Brothers E»
Liquor Co.
Wholesale Dealers in
Mail Orders receive
prompt attention
A. McDougall, Mgi
We Are Ready to Scratch
oft you* bill any item of lumber uoi
found Just as~we represented.   Then
is nu hocus pocus in
y This Lumber Business
v When you rant sprfice we do not
lend you hemlock. When you buy
(irst-class lumber we don't slip lo s
tot of cuIIb. Those who buy once from
us always come again. Those who
bare not yet made, our acquaintance
are taking chances they wouldn't encounter if tbey bought their lumber
— Dealers In «*-
Lumber,   Lath,   Shingles,   Sash   and
Doors.    SPECIALTIES—Mouldings.
, Turnings, Brackets, and Detail Work
Opposite G. N. Depot.   P.O. Box 22
Phone' 23.
"FruiUt-tivesM Have Proved
Their Value In Thousands of
\7- Cases
Wonderful record on
Only Remedy 1>at Acts Oa All Three
Of The Organs' Responsible For The
Formation Of Uric Add In The Blood.
Many people do not realize that the
Skin is one of(the three great eliminators of waste matter from the body.
As a matter of fact, the Skin rids the
' system of more Urea (or waste matter)
than the Kidneys. When there is
'Kidney Trouble, Pain In The Back and
Acrid Urine, it may not be tbe fault of
the kidneys at all, but be dfffc to faulty
Skin Action, or Constipation of the
"Fruit-a-tives" cures weak, sore,
aching Kidneys, not only because it
strengthens these organs bnt also because "Fruit-a-tives" opens the bowels,
sweetens the stomach and stimulates
the action of the skin.
"Fruit-a-tives" is sold by all dealers
at 50c. a box, 6 for 12.50, trial size,
25c. or will be sent postpaid on receipt
of price by Fruit-a-tives Limited,
Full supply of following
'Ifor an appetizing meal to
choose-, from,
Beef, Pork, Mutton
Poultry, Butter
and Eggs
Try our Cambridge 8aus*
ages for tomorrow's break,
Calgary Cattle Co.
Phone 58 Wood ttreet
Manufacturers of and Deal-
ers in all kinds of Rough
and Dressed Lumber
County Court in Fernie
Send us your orders
P. Carosella
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and
Shoes, Gents' Furnishings
A reign of blood does not disturb
the masters. It means ty. the crop n
profits wilt be al tbe greater. '
Good roads may bring you closer to
market, but they will not be ot much
benefit until you own the market!.
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Home Bank « Canada
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Open a eurteat et cheque sssswat with the Heme Baah snd pay your'
housekeeping er personal bule. by ehs-qve. TMe Is a mere business*
liks method than wring with sssb ew ef head.   Yeur returned
cheques am feaeiptt fee the amount paid.  •      " t f
J. F. MAODONALD, Manager
VIOTOmAAVl* 4- -fe PERNII   D.O.
List of Locals District 18
■Name 0**  tne P  *x ' $**Tiii ' '"
Wttm Ash Mine. .Wm., Marsh, faber, awa*
mmtmi ». Wheatley. Bankhead, Alts.
Bmtm Oroek..., 1, Loughrso, Heaver Creek, via Piaeher am.
tteOwtm ....James Burke, ttoi M, BeUewe, Alta.
Blairmore  W. C. Christophers, Blalmow, AHa.
Bwmis T. O, Harries tPnttdmre mm
Carbondale J. HKehen. Oanbondek, Colemea, Alta.
OMW»re MM"* Wmh, Oeamore, AJta.
OortHn n. Qarbntt, Corbin, R C. «f, Alta.
Cblwtk Mtnee........ p. Svanstoa, Chinook, rl* Dtamend Cl
£•"»••'. ...Ttoa Uphill, ferule. & tx
*r**p H-mn. Morgan, -frank. Alta.
Wtkient .MaekftlHer. Hllkmt, Alta.
T.*tM>r-Mg* f'/Moorc l*:i Sknvu «.v«uu«, N. talhbridga
ItotMirUgo Oo)U«r*ies....n*ai4t Barria«h«*,Ceetkem AHa.
Maple L*af T. o. Herriee, feseevtv, Alta. \
Miebel MN>hel, B. 0.
Passhwf .-...T. o. Harries, Pnsatwrt, AJta.
I]**** A. fMtereo*. Taber, AKa. *
ftmenrmfotrn, Ommdrn., .Max Fleeter, Ccowet-O'sa*, Caamote,	
Brasses Mlaeo Harry JtelUaw, JteHem, ttm «*#r
sin House. Abort*.
His1 Honor Judge Thompson held
the regular October sitt'ig of the
County Court on Thursday, Priday and
Saturday of last week. A nflmber of
applications for naturalization were
dtspj)eed of, and there being no Criminal oases, the civil suits next received the at^ntion of* the Ciurt The
first was that o'f Hill vs. Hill," this was
a qnvrrel between two brothers that
unfortunately had not beon settled
between theni and accordingly was
aired in court. After hearing evl-
summed up (briefly, and in doing so
stated that there was no doubt in
his mind that the parties, In order to
strengthen their respective cases, -bad
not by any means adhered to the
truth, and that it was one of those
deplorable family squabbles, instigated by the ferrilninexmembers of the
Judgment was given In favor of the
plaintiff for $133.    .
The next and most Important -case
coming up at this session/ ot the
County Court was that of w. A. Barter
and D. W. -Hart vs. David .Mclntyre,
nnd for whlcb'the services of a Special
jury, was required. To act in thlB
capacity the following gentlemen wore
sworn In: John Minton (foreman V|
Jas, Savage, F. Bean. W. Barton and F.
Labelle,. This action was one arising out of the sale of some ten a-cres
of Innd) Including certain Improve,
ments In the Baynes Lake District,
for the sum of (1375.00, payable $27l>
In rash at the tlmjp of the vale, and
tho balance In flvq a.viu*l Inslrll
ments of like amount. In l.'eu of which
V"u promissory notes, ben tin* Interest
were given. The plttitlff brought
sun when the defendant defatted nn
the second promissory note falling
due January lst, 1914, Th* defence
for this action was mlirepresontatton,
and a counter-claim was sUo put In
asking for remission of contract and
.Mr. U. W, Hart, one of the plaintiffs, was the first witness. On cross
examination'it developed that orlnlual-
ly tbls property hsd been sold by htm
while acting aa agent for the Kootenay niver Und Co., to one Stephen
..Mnnn, and on account of the latter
leaving the district, witness re-pur-
chased It and then In partnership with
one W, A. Better, the other plaintiff
in thle action, re-eold It to defendant,
Mcffttyie ft waa brought that the
rim ••efordlng to which this H*.'. wns
sold had not been registered until
very recently. Witness sdmttted
thst he had represented the land as
good land suitable for growing fruit
and vegetables, but waa doubtful tbat
bn had classified same as llret cleat
Isnd for that purpose, hut suoh might
Have been tbe ease. All efforts on
tlr* otirt td oormale* **e*a*t Ht ♦>**«•«
opportunity to thoroughly inspect it
on accorfht off the snow. During the
first year he spent on the land he estimated* that his expenditures were
about ¥400 in addition to his labor.
These disbursements were ^for Im-
] iprovemervts to the .property in the
form of seed, hired -cultivation of the
land, fencing, improvements to ithe
dwelling, and nlso- the sum of $50.00
expended in digging a well, which did
not produce any water. When he
moved onto the landjie had found that
"tn"eTf"WaiTTioTrHpi!on syeFem on it,
but as the irrigation company were
engaged ln installing such a system
in that locality, he knew that eventually it would be Installed, and on that
account did not complain to the parties from whom he had purchased the
land. During tbe year 1912 he did not
receive' any benefits from the irrigation system as it was not completed.
so that he could aot use it until July
of that year, when, he contended, U
was of no us4 to the crop of that year.
His crop for that year had been a
failure, some of It not worth reaping.
However, In spite otf this fact, he met
bis second 'payment, January lst, 1913,
believing that as lt was now possible
to obtain water that-his crops would
be successful,
In 11*13 he bad five acres under cul-
ttvatlon and the Irrigation pipe being
on his property,, he made a hole In the
pipe nnd allowed the water to run.
ThlB practise, had been immediately
stopped by tho management of Uie Irrigation company, and he had only
been allowed an Insufficient quantity
of water for tlio remainder of the season. In the neighborhood ot $300.00
was "pent by him that year In trying
to produco n crop. Of the five acres
under cultivation, one was tn vegetables, the bain nee In oats. The onts
were an absolute failure, but there
was some return In the form of a
vegetable crop, although Uie return
from this source had not been suffi-
clenit to "cover the cost of tl»e noni,
which he "estimated was between $50
and $60 tor that year. Replying to a
question <by counsel for plaintiff as to
his experience of farming, witness
stated that be had been raised on his
father's farm in Ireland until he was
17 years of age. His reason for remaining on the .property in question
as long as hie has was tbat he had
been optimistic and thought conditions would improve, but be now conscientiously believed that he could not
make a living off a thousand acres of
such land. He had also planted fruit
trees all of which had -.subsequently
Several witnesses were called by
the defence, residents in the neighborhood of the defendant's property.
They-claimed that the land was slightly better than the average land in the
district, it being of a sandy nature
with a gravel sub-soil, for which irrigation was a necessity. One witness
stated tbat in his opinion tbese lands
were not -farm lands at all, but grazing
Charles Edwards, present manager
of the iBaynes Lake Land Co., an English corporation, was then called on
behalf of the plaintiff.     He had lived
in that district since 1912, and had
general  experience  of farming communities in Newfoundland, 'Manitoba
and all. over this province.     In answer to question regarding defendant's
claim that he had not been supplied
with sufficient, water, witness stated
that defendant had deliberately, without permission from the proper party,
Tapped the irrigation jpjpe and allowed
the water to run to .-/aste on his property.    Witness had ordered the pipe
plugged up, and when defendant did
not wish to put In a proper valve, witness had given him permission to remove the plug and use a little water
at night onljC   He considered that the
land  was suitable for farming purposes and good land provided it had
irrigation.   Witness  admitted  having
given evidence at a previous law suit
when the land had been sold at $105
per acre, but in the case referred to
judgment had been given against the
land company for approximate-ly $26,-
000 on account o-f it not being irrigated, or in other -words a reduction .from
$105 an acre to $10 per acre.     .Witness stated the presenOrrlgntlon system was capable of supplying ample
water for the district comprising hetween 800 and 1100 acres of land under
James Lee was tbe last witness for
the plaintiff, and questioned by the
Judge as to the nature of crops he had
raised, on his land stated that it .had
"consisted ol vegetlbles, principally
potatoes. This year's crop averaged
about four tons of potatoes to the
acre, which he admitted to his honor
was not a very good yield.
On court being opened on Saturday
morning, the jury expressed Its desire
ot being allowed to Inspect the land
in question, and after a short discussion between his honor and counsel
for both aides the request of the Jury
was granted, and automobiles were
commissioned and the trip to Baynes
made. As it was late Saturday afternoon before the party returned, and as
Cared byZuut-Uak
Mr. Joseph Johnson, 584 Broome St,
New York", writes: "Over twenty
years ago eczema appeared on my
hands' and, face. I went to a doctor,
but his treatment afforded only temporary,relief. Finding medical attention and treatmeut of little avail I
commenced to try first one and tben
another ot the so-called remedies
which wero recommended, but for over
twenty years I suffered from this painful, humiliating disease. During tbls
time I spent hundreds of dollars and
all I got was temporary, relief. At last
Zam-Buk was suggested to me; I de-
'< cided to give It a trial, but did not
1 expect a cure. '
"The first few applications proved
this remedy entirely different to tbe
scores of preparations I had^used in
vain. Perseverance with Zam-Buk and
Zam-Buk Soap, I am more than glad to
say, has effected a complete cure. . i
"Zam-Buft is beyond all questional
marvellous preparation aqd I most
heartily recommend lt to all sufferers
from eczema."
Think of it, suffering day in and
day out for twenty years! Think of
the grip this disease must bave had
on the entire system! Think of the
healing power of Zam-Buk which, de
spite the long-standing nature of the
disease, effected a cure! How much
more easily and more quickly the cure
could have been effected had Zam-Buk
been applied at tbe outset!
If you suffer from any skin disease
or injury, piles, ulcer, abscess, rheumatism or sciatica, tako this lesson to
heart. Try Zam-Buk firtt and give it
a fair trial.
At all dr"^i?!sts and stores, or postpaid from Znm-Buk Co., Toronto. SOc.
box; 3 for $1.25. Zam-Buk Soap, 25c.
tablet. Send lc. stamp, this ad. and
name of paper, nnd we ,will mall you
free sample of Zam-Buk.
C. That every brother place any
wearing apparel he bas ceased to require In these receptacles. That no
brother make any mention of what he
has donated in the shape of apparel,
and that an arrangement be made
with the laundry to thoroughly cleanse
every article before lt leaves the hall.
It might also be advisable to arrange
with some of the tailors In town to repair these garments where such is
practicable or necessary.
6. That the Coal Company be approached with a view to securing aid
in the shape of fuel.
7. That there be a house to house
canvas's to secure all the assistance
'8. That our first attention he-directed to securing every -comfort for the
little children who need same.
9. -That any committee man who
shows any disinclination or a>pathy be
Directory of Fraternal
Societies ,
Meets every Wednesday
evening at 8. o'clock In K. P.
Noble Grand, J. T. Puckey.
Secretary, J. B. Mclklejohn.
fLl~_.-L 1_J A	
the jury did not wish to slit Saturday
evening, bis honor, adjourned the
court until Wednesday morning.
On the case being resuhied on Wednesday morning, Mr. A. I. Fisher,
counsel for tbe defendant Mclntyre,
addressed tbe jury for one hour and
n quarter. The court then adjourned
for lunch, re-convening at 1.30, when
Mr. J. .1. Martin, counsel for the plain-
j.ltlH, addressed the Jury for thru*-
quunlers of an hour. The judge's
chnTpo required twenty-five mlmitps,
after which the Jury retired at 3.38.
The Jury* returned after nearly four
hours deliberation, their verdict being
rendered In the. farm of answers to
some twenty-five questions, which had
been decided upon by his honor and
counsel for both sides.
Of the twenty-five questions the
Jury answered 24 In fsvor of defendant.    His Honor reserved Judgment.
Fraternal Orders to
Assist Distressed
has ibeerixfilled by a brother who will
have more time' at his disposal.
10. That anything savoring of step-
door charity or patronage be eliminated from this scheme, and that every
member of tbe committee observe delicacy and secrecy in the disposition
of relief.
11. Tbat recipients ot relief are not
to be expected to call at any place to
receive same, but that the various
committee men visit them in their
homes and ascertain the real conditions of affairs and have all relief delivered direct to them. Further, thut
In the event of monetary relief, the
recipient shall be Informed that same
is only a loan which ho will be expected to repay to some Anr!table Institution should he exprolence more prosperous times.
12. That each comrtilttce man report progress to bis lodge every meeting nlgbt.
1 may mention that wc have already ,
received numerous promUcx of help In j
tliu wim|ie of dollies for men and rhild- j
■ ron, while one brother line promised
' to donate u quantity of garden produce
| to any deserving case  that   mny   be
brought to our notice.
With the splendid material that the
fraternal societies of tbls town possess
we have not the slightest doubt that
i the threatened distress In our district
will be averted, and the health and
welfare of the community safeguarded.
I am, dear Sir and Brother.,
. Yuur*, lu i'urt-W, Aid anti
I gee, L.OO..M.
meets first and third
Thursdays in month, at 8 p.
m„ in K. P. Hall.
Meet at Alello's Hall second and third Mondays' In
each mouth.
John M. Woods, Secretary.
Fernte, Box 657.
Meet every Tuesday at 7.30
p.m. in their own Hall, Victoria Avenue.
C. C, T. Ratcllffe,
<    K. of S., D. J. Black.
Af. of F„ Jas. Madison.
Meets  every    Monday  at
7p30p. m., in K. of P. Hall.
Dictator, F. H. Newaham.
Secretary, G. Moses.
140 Howland Ave. •
Lady Terrace Lodge, No.
224, meets In the K. P. Hall
second and fourth Friday of
each month at 8 pT'm. v
V.\ ORR, Secretary.
Terrace Lodgo 1713, Meet
nt the K. P. Hall first and
third Friday evening of each
month at 7.30. Visiting brethren cordially invited,
J. SHILLING, Rec. Sec.
A. Macnell
S. Banwell
MACNEIl It, riq-yyet_i_
Barristers,   Solicitors,   Notaries,   Etc
Offices:   Ground Floor, Bank of
Hamilton  Building Fernie, B. C
*. C. Lews
Alex. I. P<eher
Fsrnls, B. C.
Dear Sir and Brother,™
• .-
1 have been directed by the Utyei
Order of (Moose to write you with reference to the above.
This matter, we learn thrmifh the
press, was dliciiswnl si a recent meet*
ing of ths Independent Odd Fellows,
and from what wn un4#rt*aad, tt If
the Intention of the latter to go thor-
ounly Into this matter with a view to
obtaining the co-operation of all ihe
fralernsl moieties In town. While we
have received no direct commonlm-
tion from sny oiher fraternal order,
•Itnese admit that he r*or***nt*A m*\ »be 1.eml tlrtier ot Mom* vw w*l Mu<4 w, „lW ,uai )m ^ Km.
| lind as being actually IrHaated *n#m I mons In their sppwval of the Idea.     » --
t'orrespoiidtuH* at Valcartier camp
have been enlightening tbe public
sbout a wonderful spade which the
Canadian troops arc to carry -to thej
front a* part of their equipment, It
it claimed for it that It Is useful both
thers of your order will put aside any
potty or unworthy feelings st this
time of distress; they feel confident
that the glorious tradition* of your
order will find expression, and wheib-
er yuu turn fit to adopt th« sehem* w*ltF ****** trettche* and a* a .hl*l<l
bave sitigesied or amend same, that {f Ht« murium*** head, but it l« n».;
y«n will keep btfoiw you the twit «,er»,*»d ">•* ,hM* «•»»»• sr* fur too;
principles whioh you hsve sworn to | "«****;    ,l *■* *J** *» *»»*•''" mm j
Uphold »ntt promt     Th" assertion nf  ,n* » ,ln at •**»■"• «•!»•*»»« » !»>l»«*.
Bt. Augustine hss lost none of Its truth or ""** **m     u *** &lm »" «•*<* {
with the bip«c id Hme~"Charliy I..-   "* " tmih»u* w » "^ "'«'• ^ *b»v*
alus st »lom^.,•    Thsrefort. brotket*,, ■"• ft *MI tw lh h»"a> *h«" r»»hf
ww. tlt« |.«y«t Ord»r of Moose, wish te "I'^tlmis for.spffotirilritls «r» »«•»•-
ssy, in all sincerity, that oar every'"T -Tor»»to fatanlay .Vlgbt, I
being actually Irrigated <wtt«n
a* Id to defendant were of no avail.
Witness atrial) adhered to the state-
meat, "subject to Irrigation." It was
brwntnt ndmdtttd thst naitwS-it-H* Hr-
misted by the lend «eil«>attf represented nneb bad as lrrigaled(land, es
did a paper, the Kootenia Hentld loopy
produced) whtoh had beak distributed
throughout tha district, wbereln D. W
flirt, fitness, wss rspreeeirted n%
rhe defendant, on the witness stand,
stated ttot ths taad bad turn r*pr<-
wiwd it him hy Mr, Hart to hare
\*tt n*ttm tbm pAm ol land, ar.d
as witness wae dealrcns «f ob*s!n'ta
t plnce with a houss on k, this pro-
«The brothers recognise the absolute
necessity of ACTION; they realise
that the passing of resolutions of sym-
I ti'.tfci.  *ir,i* .tt ti\9t1t    l„   ,,.,..   ,   .*>.-.     .
■      *        . ■   ... i . . -it,*,*,   *,**# ,:
less, and that every effort mast be
directed to securing the cooperation
of sll to WORK sad not sympsthise.
Tbe brothers of the Unoe* order arw
absolutely nnd positively aasJast ttld
step-door lyfttem of eksritr: they ere
not desirous of see-ins instituted a
committee that wtll ron dart faqst*!
tortal aad Impertinent 'lave^tlgsttaM,
hot they do desire to s-w Mtsbilshed
a «wn»ftie«" animsteii by that tteat
*m*td ail vtrtn**-rnAHITV The
«mat principles ef all fraternal eo-etet*
i ,*.,.,*
•"■•"i •»»•*« wi- »»t*n m* m *ef gwaf i
•in.mt   Tt -1   tun.. ...x   :.,,i   .■ ... .    ....
,.   - ,      .  '' 9~ ' 7r I men 1o tbr futlllt) ot mat. tot met*
u*rt> «««M ewft him admtrtWy.    it j l*» most ctttde this seheme: TH« RR.
UU mi**, immm texumemmteO n« trrtfnti t.tHVtNt* OF l»WTHI5itPI5tt fimAN-
e« um. wdw ht mimmi-n ws« | m.   t»»: wmebm et tm tdtyet
in the winter, nntl ke did not have ani«»rd«?r of Moose feet sure that the bro-
The scheme submitted by the broth-
ft* ot tke '.Uoo»#. i» brief. I* n* toi-
I Wns:
1. Hist e committee b* mndn up of
two well tried member* of each fraternal enter in town.
f. Hist tMt eemmittc ndi to its
nnmbers ths asows of on. of the medi
• ni men in town, in? *<m«oi masu<r.
and aay mbnr pevme «bo, in th»!r
joptti»oa.4s Hkely t*> fft*»tnt*i#- ike wor*
of relief. ■■■,*
*• Tlmt this ««m«tttt«> tM«t every
Rnmhty In seme public plant, tVm*
aNdy tb* CMirtl mltbt he p*m»***d
to loatt tie Citv Hsu»
I. That we tat, t*o tntt* beset
mado and fcapt tn tl *- K.V. Hall, on* t<v
foatala elothes, the otber bom*.
or a watch rhsrm fer those prwtdly
stating thst they sin* rail a spade's
•tee nkw %rii, iim
The ramOar* t*t thin *miner wilt    I..
Will Soon Be Here
We an supply yeur needs in
either cosi or wood heaters.
Call in and look ever our stock
ef rangs* and Hesters before the
cold westhsr srrlvss.
Hardware and Furniture
'Phtmti 17
Sf»?r»^.i„,,,*,r* «^»emi ewre I. the   I
t*01v  onaltt*;*   rtirn   *.\*n<   ki,,, .,,*,.   ,.,   ,,,     I
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#0ftiM.lt«u*Mfti   ot**aum, rmfttdre* a «•««♦•
"•< n 'm-ffii       tlSit- *    i"|. , *
|«:'i»re Kiikfr. tfti<r*tl!p. noting dlt.i'1* '
T '!5f »»»*•*»• iitfrrttr «*att*iflnn tt>r
t-mndatkm wt 11* «H.,**»#*  *^ tV**t\« '
•*«• Mt-tettt »l.m«»i. M- *>.„,Ml»* »r. ,hr t
<:***]tt*tXlmatiA»*.ti.tit,tt enter* in d»* j
*»« il» wwra, Tl»e prupttatnr* Mve'•*■,?
mii.-h (hIi»> im tt. F*f»i|v» **,*,*,, n,..m '
-Bar *.»w't*d witli ttt*- tamt Mi
|-M|fMwii end tfgafv
eaae that If tttt* it* '*t,**    <*■.**,1 * n  " • '
*>•» -t-Mt^nmntMM,.
A**Mp*ta*r V, '.I, t'UKHKV * (%%, t*t»-
-Pol.1 »,«• all ■J»rtiir*i«r», J,v ■
Take l|«u> remtir tHll* r.«r **m«*t. f
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Hard Times Specials
In Dry Goods Dept,
In flann«»l and delaine. Mado in fancy and tailored styles.
Come in grey, navy, green, Copen and black; others with fancy
stripes.     Sizes: 34 to i-i.
Prices $1.35 to $5.00
A new line of Bathrobes, made of nice soft blanket doth;
plain and fancy designs; trinvmed with satin bands. Come in
all colors.     Sizes: 36 to 44.
Price $5.50 to $7.50
Ladies' Skirts, nea'tly made in plain 'tailored style; good
quality serge; navy and black.     Sizes: 23 to 26 waist.
Special Value  $3.00
Ladies' All-Wool Cashmere Hose 4 pair $1.00
A full fashioned Hose; extra good quality.     Rogular 35c.
Pay Day Special 4 pair for $1.00
This is a very special line and comes in both Vests and Drawers.     Sizes, 34 to, 40.
__W*~ -      _s - tt_.^^l-.*l ===^_ '.. Q-*>l«.._fAM.(1.M_
 ri»y_Day Bpcci-ai-". TTi-ri-.—.-.-TT-.-.vrT-a-yi-s-uva-i.vT-Apj.-.vv-
Silk finish Corduroy Velvet, per yard    60c.
Extra heavy quality and fast pile. Just the thing for children's coats und dresses. Comes in brown, cardinal, navy, grey,
reseda, Alice blue and black.
PAY DAY SPECIAL per yard 60c.
Our counter will be piled high with Towels of nil kinds.
They come in both bath and hand sizes; linen and cotton; white
and colored.
We have paid special attention to tliis department, and now
have thc best and largest assortment thnt hits ever been shown
in this city.
Blankets from $2.75 to $15.00
Comforters from $2,25 to $25.00
Furniture Dept.
Ikd and gretu TaptV.ry Portiwc Curtaiiw.
Regular, *8.00 ttt $535 pair
Other qualities $3.25, $3.75 and $5.00 pair
Extend from 27 irwhea to 54 incite, with gilt or silvered ead*.
Regular, IS***, at  10c. each
Regular V», each, 2 for 35c,
Wall Burlaps In gr**n, brown and red—
36 inch, per yard ",.  40c.
TA inch, \m yard  00c.
»ttj) strung, ftji-wiai .»     bl.m     I
Double Stwteher Kitchen Chain	
Suit and Sweater
Specials For Men
This lot of samples comprise all styles of
boys' and men's Sweaters and Sweater Coats,
from the cheapest to the best make. The
whole range will be offered for Saturday and
Monday selling at aetual factory prices. This
is an opportunity you seldom get. The
Sweater Season -is now on, and a great many
will take advantage of this. "We advise you
to, make your purchases early.
UhJicna/td Wnit.
Our Sweaters come in all colors, all sizes,
and all prices.     A.Sweater at this time of
the year iuul at these prices is a real invest-
^ment, for it means prevention of chills and
possibly serious illness.
Our real wool Sweaters are comfortable,
warm nml hygienic. They will keep out the
cold, but will not prevent the circulation of
sufficient quantities of air to preserve a
healthy body.
suwmus.cAN      nvrrnxo. h.v,
Men's working Pants in dark tweed, fine stripe effect; all
sizes, 32 to 44 waist measurement. This is our rogular $.1,00
Our Saturday and Monday Price will bo ..... $3.25 pair
Suit Prices For
Saturday Selling
We are making a selection from some of
our most attractive patterns and materials
for this week's Suit Special.
Fancy Tweed and Worsteds in the sea*
son's most popular colors; made up in sin*
g)« breasted styles only.    Sixes i U to 44.
Theae Suits bave only to be seen to be
appreciated; they are genuine specials and
will be *dd only on the daya mentioned—
Saturday sud Monday.
Price $10.00
Men Odd Lines qf
Underwear 90c each
.%u utiii garwf uia ifwm t very une ol nr*\y wool underwear
to he fleered tiatnnfay at • very low prtee. Thia lot eout*
t*rUm odd Skirts and Drawm in fin* tend, plain and rflwed.
Garments sold in regular wny at 81.50, 11.75 snd $2.00, will
Whit* framed $ho<*k Mirrors, si** 10 * 17    Me.
Men's High Cut
Hunting Boots
We have a good range v E^PS1P9I?!§^|
of high-cut Boots, suitable f^^^Jm^m
for hunting, and  fishing- {gj$j     • •' Ipca
purposes.    Made in black Raj! * $fj
and tan leathers in ,Elk ^ Hgj '*$$*
skin, Box ealf   and   soft MM 'M
Crome leathers, with vis- ML[       - M
colized   soles    that   will KKy M
turn water;  made with . TOJjj   ■      M
straps, hooks or all laced rc| j?$
style. Ml      $&
Pricefe   ranging   from ^^ •Vi
$5.00 tO *rs~-
$10.50 pair* ^
AVe have a few pairs of odd lines in mostly all sizes that are
particularly good value Made in all leathers in button and
lace styles.     Regular values from $3.00 to $5.00.
calf leathers.    /Suitable for this season of the year.     Made
with good heavy soles and bellows tongue to keep the water
out.    Regular values to $3.50.
Girls' and Quids' Boots, in bjitton and lace styles, in vici
and box calf leathers. Made on )v ide foot form lasts; shoes
that will stand hard wear. ' Heavy and medium weight soles.
Regular values to $2.U5.    Sizes: 5 to V/«; 8 to W/-*,
Hard Times Specials
In Grocery Dept.
Fruit and Cherry Cake  per lb. .80
Quaker Oats 5 lb. pkg. .25
Robin Hood Oats  2 for .85
Braid's Beat Coffee, fresh ground 2 lbs. .88
Braid's Ideal Coffee, fresh ground  2 H». .76
Lombard Plums, 2's 2 for .25
Peaches, 2'a  t. ,.f 2 for .88
Sliced Pineapple, 2's 2 for .86
Holbrook's Herring in Sauce  .16
Kootenay Strawberry Jain  .5 lb. pail .86
Kootenay Plum Jam ....5 Ib. pail .80
If cu 0€fll uAttl   n**n**t****t *§**•********** #~#*»«» •*•••»••• »OW
ImfR     i i • m m t • m i » m i m i i m t i i m i • i • • m • iv    IDs    pill sWI
Chiver's Marmalade  .5 lb. pail .86
Van Camp's Baked Beans, 2's ..,,  .90
Haina Baked Beana. large ■*."  .28
Slam Hint* ,  ^'... .4 Rw» :28
Lyle's Knglish fiynip ..2 Una 86
Imperial Maple $yrop  qta, .25
Imperial Msplo Syrup gala. .10
dfet-iai mem hum tm ,...d to. .10
Okanagan Onions  10 Itm... .28
Cabbage per lb. .82
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