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OWNED, CONTROLLED, PUBLISHED BY DISTRIOT 18, U.M.W. of A.
VOLUME 1    NO. 39
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"Qdme.in'and see the most beau-
tiful display of Solid-Gold Nugget
Jewelry at the Fernie Optical Parlors this week.
FERNIE OPTICAL PARLORS
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We Sell
In Competition
With Other
Stores
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The profits go back to the shareholders^
Put your money where it will earn the most
and do the most.
Full Stock of Groceries, Provisions and Fruits
Special: Braids Best Tea 60c.
Asparagus, Tomatoes and Rhubarb
FERNIE CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY, LTD,
Incorporated 1907
HIGH GLASS CAFE
ALWAYS OPEN
Uconin Mo. 10-1770
Hlfh Olsfi Day and Might Cafe io Connection
European and American bairn        S«e Vi for Special Rata
Phone W Private Booths
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J^FERNIE,  BRITISH  COLUMBIA,'MAY 9th, 1919
_ ; ^' . .■■■—
Printed By Union Labor
Investigation Refused; District
18 Officers and Policy Committee Advise Rejection Of
Order 124 and Any Reduction
Referendum to be Taken at Once—Central Committee
of One Big Union, The B. C. Federation of Labor
and The Alberta Federation Asked To Co-Operate.
To Officers and Members of all Local
Unions   Comprising - District   18,
U. M...W. of A.
Greeting:—
Order No. 124 which was issued by
thfc Director of i*Coal Operations, a
copy of which has heretofore been
sent to you, carries with it a reduction
in the daily earnings of the men formerly employed ten and eleven hours
per day.
We, your Policy Committee, believe that it is not .consistent with the
present trend of the labor outlook to
accept a reduction in wages because
of a reduction in hours of labor. We
belteve that a reduction in the wages
of the men will be a reduction in the
standard of living of the men affected,
#nd will have an ultimate effect on
tho membership of the district as a
whole.
After taking this view of the mat.
ter we asked'the Director of Coal
Operations to hold an investigation in.
to the condition of work and the rates
of wages of the men affected as we had
evidence to submit to him, that could
not possibly bo submitted previous to
the eight hour law going into effect in
British Columbia. The Director
shelved this application for an invest!,
gation by referring the dispute to the
Minister of Labor, who absolutely re.
fused to hold an Investigation into the
points in dispute, and insisted that the
order be accepted as issued.
This, In the opinion of your Policy
Committee, would be compulsory arbitration which in their opinion would
be against thn hont int(*rn*ta-r**-)nhQr-
as a whole to accept.
We therefore believe that the whole
issue should be put to a referendum
vote of the membership to see if they
are In favor of the rejection of the Order as it at present stands. If the or.
der ls rejected by the membership lt
will of course mean a general strike,
NORTHERN   HOTEL
INVITES VOUR PATRONAGE
Alberta readers of The Diitrict Ledger will find lt to tbelr
advantage when visiting Fornle to stop at tbe Northern, The*
will And It cosy and home like.
providing that the department of
Labor does not in tl.v meantime see
fit to change its position in the mat.
ter.
As we cannot at present see any fin.
ancial assistance forthcoming to the
district in event of a general strike,
we believe that in the event of a
general strike being declared all men
working in and around the mines
should cease work. This, of courso,
would include the following classes of
labor: Engineers, firemen, pumpmen,
fanmen and stablemen.
We are also asking the active as.
sistance of the Federation of Labor
bodies in both Alberta and British
Columbia as well as the Central Com.
mittee of the O. IB. U. This we be.
lieve necessary to win as quickly and
as decisively as possible.
Your Policy Committee are unani.
mous in asking the membership to re.
ject the order, and request that the
result of ballot be wired to the district
office not later than the, 19th of May.
We would also ask that the vote be
taken immediately on receipt ot the
ballots from the District Ledger offlco.
The result of the ballot will be com.
municated to you and the district officers will notify every local of the date
of cessation of work should the order
be rejected by the membership.
IWe would urgently ask all locals to
continue work until informed by the
district officers the dato of stoppage
of work. /
(Signed)
P. iM. Christophers
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Bd. Browne
John Johnston
Charles Peacock
P. Wheatley
"W. Potter
John Kent
Archlo Benson
Members ot Policy Committee
ONE BIGUNION
The ONE BIG UNION continues to
be the nightmare of "the other fellow." It Is the product of "halrbrained
agitators," has "no hopo of buccoss,"
and is said to bo "already showing
signs of failure." Nevertheless the
ballots keep piling in and up, not only
from District 18 but from the east and
the vest in such volume that lt Ib now
safe tosay that the ONE BIO UNION
has paaaed from being an idea Into
being a fact the "child" of the
Western Interprovinclal conference is
developing into a vigorous youth and
when it reaches its full stature its
very shadow will send chills of fear
atrlckllng along the spinal columns
of all those who would delay it* pro.
gress.
From the coast we hear splendid ro.
ports and details will soon be ready
for publication. Headquarters ls com.
plaining over the fact that a numbor
of locals are sending in packages of
ballots without marking plainly on
tho ballot the namo and addrous of the
sender. They ask: "Be careful,
please."
Up to date The Diitrict Ledger has
received the following returns from
various locals In District 18. Rosedale and CardHt are to be given n place
on the Honor Roll:
Fernie—*»tt lor, 23 against.
Michel—322 for, 12 against.
Wayne—178 for, 1 against.
Bellevue—-2~6 for, 14 against.
Hillcrest—313 for, 11 against.
Brule—259 for, G against.
Canmore—193 for, 5 against.
Carbondale—278 for, G against.
Coleman—247 for, 2 ngalnst.
iMountaln Park—102 for, 2 against.
Corbin—54 for, 4 against.
Federal Mine—76 for, 1 against.
Lethbridge—213 for, 8 against.
Blairmore—254 for, 3 against.
Taber—88 for, 2 ogalnsj.
Cadomln—71 for, 3 against.
Rosedale—54 for, 0 against.
Commerce—111 for, 3 against.
Pocahontas—92 for, 1 against,
Cardiff—89 for, 0 against.
V. R. Mldgley, secretary of tho Con.
tral Committee of the ONE BIO
UNION, who has already acknowledged tho receipt of several hundred dol.
lars sent In by readers of The District
Lodger now acknowledges receipt of
money from the following:
Alfred Turner, Fernie: Percy Jones,
Fernie; \V, Wright, Carbondale; J.
Rogers, Carbondale; H. Holmes, Car.
bondalo; Stove Danluk, Carbondale.
From Michel. A. Paulson, L. Mc.
Kinnon, J. Tupper, 4. Davey, L. Aquino,
J. Altommare, "A Supporter" and n
a-utrlbuilon ut I'tiM irom Micttui
local union.
Returned Soldiers at
Kimberley
In the (.Michel news last week there
was a paragraph relating to a returned
soldier having been sent to Kimberley
to obtain work under the expectation,
it _was said, of getting ?4.75 T>er day
and finding that after being shifted
fronj one boss to another he could
°u { £et ?3-75 per day. It was stated
tbat the returned man got the inform-
a ion from .Mr. Claridge, of the Sol
diers' Civil Re.Establishment Board
that he could get the $4.75 and "would
not Have to pack any blankets around
with him at that."
On investigation The District Ledger
is satisfied that .Mr. Claridge did not
misrepresent the position. The letter
given him by the company plainly
stated 14.25 per day and it would have
been absurd for Mr. Claridge to have
given the higher figure, knowing that
it would only lead to trouble. The
:Michel man evidently misunderstood
the wage quoted and further there was
also a 25c. per day reduction put on
by the management at short notice
from their head offices in the east.
In justice to Mr. Claridge and sup.
ported by the assurances of Secretary
Martin, of Gladstone Local and Albert
Gill, of Kimberley,. who was a delegate to the O. B. U. convention at
Calgary and a hearty supporter of the
ONE BIG UNION, The District Ledger
can state that Ulr. Claridge made a per.
sonal visit to the camp at Kimberley
to assure himself that returned men
were not to be asked to do anything
which savored of strike-breaking or
to accept "scab wages." It is not liis
fault if the wages offered are below
the living rate and, as far as returned
soldiers are concerned, Mr. Gill (him.
self a veteran of the firing line) says:
"Our men get as good treatment at
Kimberley as at any other camp."
_ : 0_	
POLAKO SENTENCE COMMUTED
•H. Ostlund, barrister, Lethbridge,
who is now in Ottawa lias succeeded
in having the Polanko sentence com.
muted. Polanko was to have hanged
on Wednesday next. He was found
guilty for murder last November.
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Soldiers    Settlement    Board.—Tbe
qualification committee 'of the S. S. B.
ORPHEUM
THE HOME OF GOOD PICTURES
Saturday Matinee 2,30.   Saturday Nig ts First Show at 7
Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10
MARY MILES MINTER in
"Wives and Other Wives" s
A real treat in the corned* lihe--a series of laughs not to be I
missed
RUTH ROLAND in the 12th chapter of "Hands Up"
"Beach Spo«;ts"-with HAROLD LLOYD
i
Monday and Tuesday, May 12 and 13
FRITZI BRUNETTE in   ,
"The Sealed Envelope" f
A Smashing Dramatic Expose of Social Political Rottenness j
"^he Woman In The Web"-chapter 2
Good Comedy
Wednesday and Thursday, May 14 and 15
The Adorable MAE MURRAY
in the six part special production
"ModernLove"
Comedy
I
COMING
NAZIMOVA in "Toys of Fate"
DUSTIN FARNUM in "The Light of Western Stars"
I
In a Wild Moment
G«n« Stewart boasted he'd mnny tht first girl
who came into town,
That ii the ittrt of Zane Grey'i red-blooded,
tfrippintf itorv.
"THE Lll.Ul UV
.   WESTERN STARS"
A TRIUMPH FOR
Dustin Farnum
Set it early—You'll want to aee it twice
COMING TO THE ORPHEUM
Idle At Twin City
To Tha District Ledger:
The men at tbe Twin City Mine at
Kdmonton are oat on atrlke against a
221,8 -per cent, reduction whieh wae
Imported hy the company on the l»t
Irst. The manager of the company
claim* that the mint* cannot pay the
former rtte ot wage* owing to the fact
that tho mine I* not at thia time oper>
atlng at a profit, tlelow la given the
r.'.H.Ui mt actual it ©tlw* and tho hiaff
of tht min*:
employees Actually Producing
Twelve loaders.
Two machine men.
Two machine men'a helper*.
Two engineer*,
Hr*^Mi-4fe  tk na^maim anmm
• wo nreinen.
Tw« drtr***
{;   one blacksmith.
,      i,'.,'i. .'..',*. X.*t.....l*\ i>*:iv«.t.
One lampmsn,
One carpenter.
Om eager.
Two topmen.
Waff ,
Mine manager.
Ml horns.
FM* hoes.
A croon t ant.
-nteit-og raphe?.
neofcfceeper.
Master mechanic.
Ttppte iemA.
six against.
The grata Is putting In Us appear,
ance on the Groonhill mine troll, hut
workers going that way only two day*
a week won't affect Its growth.
Tho Lothbrldgo Herald, in uno of
Ita recent Issues, had the follow Uir
news Item: "-Tllalnnore mine ia Win,
while undergoing repair*," It'w a» nett
to state hero that Illalrmore mine I*
Idle two nnd three days a week tor
j the samo reasons that all other mint*
fin District U «r«< on half ttiou, naimiv,
luck of orders.
I^t nn «rlt«t»» nlonn with Hon, It*.
idolphe Lemlens, for tho publishing <»r
the fraiHi-«tt cf director* and nUatrelwtd.
jew. etc., of newspspwrs and other pah.
, ,ii*-*tiuu», it ****-t**t *m t.u*.t9***»ntt*t    ***
h'tirr.'.- 1;»Vr*f" ?rlrT.*V > »-*r..- --,.-■*-,. t^'i-'-i
Take for an Initsnc* th* Calory Her
aid. What?
Sorry the press did not siv* the dl.
mention* of that ptm   wn*t»paper
*•**,,.V»    M",ir,**r.9,.,*    *l*       n*1;**-. *"'"*".
conld then calculate on how manv ft*.
tolnttons It wooM take to fill It
Oy the way, where is the man tbat
MM we c*«M retohtte and r**©»«te,
llko Tennyson** tmtok, tower.
Itesd carpenter.
**) lit** *w»VJ«j» i*v*r tb* nho*'* lint. #>»n
"Wlinimnrgfuie. on Tflesaay nejxt, tne
13th inst. Returned soldiers wishing
to take advantage of the govern,
ment's land settlement policy are re.
quested to appear before the board to
obtain their certificates. Notification
of the place of sitting will he.placed in
the Veteran's Club.
~ _0 r , ■
CUSTOMS AUTHORITIES USE
ORDER.IN-COUNCIL LEGISLATION
The following communication to The
Plstrict Ledger calls attention to other
operations of "order.in-couucil" apart
from those in labor cases:
"Tho King vs. Roux case was tried
last December beforo .Magistrate
Howat, and on appeal before Judge
Thompson, tho learned Judge ordered
the return of the liquor which liml
befcjuvrongfully seized from the own.
er Somewhat in the nuturo of an af.
termath the Fernie collector of cuts-
toms'Wedneadny of last wook without
any written authority, from on high
or from below, went down to Houx's
homo ond seized his car "in the name
of the Customs." Later In tho day .Mr.
Roux hnd to pay a deposit of $150.00
on a four.yenr-old Ford, ln ordor to
havo the uso of It in tho meantime
But that was not ull. The very next
dny Mos-wh, Lnwo & Fl*:liu* Issued a
writ, out of the Supremo Oourt for the
Collector of Customs against Roux for
$1500.00, founding the action on n
claim for penalties under the Customs
Act, for KouxV Infraction of the ordi>r.
in.council of March, )!U8. for which he
hal already boen punished hy tin? ],ru.
vinclal authorities last December and
lined 1200.00.
"Roux is an old timer lit Kern In and
Is, and has always heen. u hard working man, and during the List eleven
years hns been tho most relhld* provider of milk nnd crt am to thf> fam.
Hies find fhe elilldrcn of Pernie. Iln'
It would scorn that Uto punishment
meted out to Roux la it fall ani whioh
In the opinion of Hv. eo-irt *h;it tH<*<"
the offencw wnn »*uinrk>nt uppnreniiy
was and Is not sufMent to satisfy the
righteous craving for JuAtjre Accordim;
to tho OttnwH government; nnd the
very old principle of the KtiRilrU
common law that when a man l» opce
punished it* cannot be punched «
second timo for tho same offetue
seems to be abrogated by 'he govern.
ment, Thn c«»e in, oi courise, mh>
Jndlee, nnd wc must be earofti! about
dialing with the ram on it* merlin;
but from tin onltu ir> worhniao's point
of tlew, th« Kltuatlon hxiks to m like
"rttbhliur It In" nnd more tl!<o porm-ru
tion than prosecution. We venture the
•tstemnit that public omiimou hi P,-r
nie will not readily lend rutintenni.if
to these proceedlntfi, particularly wb*»n
the tad* mnAl *!»l»''ful deiermlimibm
to "lick the other fellow, bceanc h
(>;>>.« Mcki'il yon " Th" giivfrfttpn.-il. h .
Ullltc appwtatc, r.t-'-otlit money to help
tml wt* art* oot on*** orootifi'd *o tf
knowledge th<? ir»rr«*itne*t» ot i,t\-*
methttd u m+im 4»«t!«'*..4 t« eutpio;. u,
tbt* **)**
"We might ventnre further mul w
■ that nur country and   mtreehc*    nr*
f^^^^jftP «».T.iM>"  ■■••*■•-■' u*...,J-.--**.i    ',('*.»
nearwly any or,** *,1 u«. nut-o h>k •*■■
wealthy. ■*,'»n even ntn> ar-nnd nub
on! ninnln? the ri*>. and i' Kar "nil
a resl rl*5s -1,1 ir..vtks.' on ■' ti-nl-r
spot* of in",'' i:1,r.\:i < tii.'ll or
wth^—mo-ot of »l-i-Uh «r.> unnei.'.v.jr.
and all of whl-fi rcsnir» trenend ■ i
crufl-*!
MICHEL VS. FERNLEA
This gamo was played on the Mlchol
grounds before a fair sized crowd
■Fernlea'won the toss and elocted to
play down.hill, After give and take
play by both teams, in which the
i-ornle boys showed splendid eombina.
tion, Michel managed to force the
ball through after good saves being
made by. Jho Fernlea goalkeeper. This
seemed to demoralize the visitors,
with the result >,hat .Michel gained tlie
uppcrhnnd and put on live more goals
previous to the interval. In tho second
period both teams played hard, but
Michel had the game well In hand,' the
nt-ort* ending in their favor, !!-—0 Willi
a Utile mure practice and a better un.
der?tmiding between Ihe pla/crs, Ua
Fernlea team will be heard from before
tl e seu.son closes and if they play its
wtll a.s li: ihe flr»l. (juuriuj' hour in
th" return game an on tho'opening
same, the game should end In tb-ir
favor
A  KNOCKER IN OUR TOWN
The P. a. A. (*. wish to thank a
certain business man who stood up nt
n publl:"1 nieetinir and knodicil 'tie
!''. A* A. C After all every knock la a
boost. Hut it !iiM-m« hardly fair to
speak in that way of the local Institution when ttu i'i- si'm no representative
oi ttt!- rliih present to get up nnd do.
ft nd Its policy, Tb,. fHhb-tio elub
timiH ii wouot tie much better fer
everybody ermeerifd if the raid geu-
'b'ti'Sn vnuld \,:\i,f nti tb.> hfi'!)«i.*r r»! !
set a horn. We regret to say that ti e
<priee I'** limited thin vve«ik, otlterwPc
wc wonld p; i into thl* nutter more
iu.l.i. tie. r ep, there ih another week
eoiniitr* V H.ie**ter for th- F A A,***
ATTA BOY
The opening dny for the !*■ rule bum».
bell league* in :*••< f-ir W«>dti"*d(iy
May 1 Ttll.     All roads will lead tu tie
p.i v: v.rn\',v.'U', !>.('•! of tin- mii... le^.i.**
^Intlim. ti her,, 'he fid Mrner*' v.-!,t
l»!:tV   Jl  t"»iil  pit Keil  tr'XIl  the l:e#t   w <>
have fu I'-Vrnl'' The fwiyi* are gettltx
r ■■>.<    •• *•■• ..'*'•   >  *•    *    f. *   * ;;; ;*,,„;, '*.
••round tlu* (!(v   the t».*irad" cft'ffnf tn
'b' -■ " :"f -'it;'! , ",!i re Mie b...-.*.b..!:
Ie;i;;n ■  wit' t.).."tt fi*,r «.U'- of lie-     b>   !
e'fi*,..e ; «'.«' Ir.jl J.n e III p.*ri,(." f'>T •'
• ,....,  ,.,*,,  .       [*),,„ lt.,r,     |»r,     ;,*)   „,    it-    TJ
\ViI*i>!», tiill be «- V *> tt to t»i''h i>* Vr «
li*..H. ■* ,; ".'.., *..r rjsh.ll i»«-. .*,»4 ib" b>»*.
This  will he fhe one bl*- eteni tt' ibt*
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■: ,:     ,     .:.   .1    *        ..    j*.,..,.,(, ,.,i *,)■*■.-
rernt.nr mutithly dnnrc «ot May 11   I't,
,'!!fitti***t*   ti.tve ;i'r..*-.it.,' ti. i*n «eri' t.ei
WAS "'A ,GOOD DANCE
The Michel Football Club is grato.
ful both to tho, people of .Michel and
Fernlo for tho splendid way In which
they patronized the dance on April
""'th. A good sum was netted for
tho funds "of tho club and It ig the
club's intention to top thc league If
possible.
FOOTBALL
In the City Football League overy
team has played tho second round
with the following result: G. W. V. A.
won 2, lost 0, points, 4; Mlchol, won
:', lost 0 points 4; Coal Creek played
1 won I, drawn l, points 3. The gamo
between Coal Creok and tho team.
stt-rs was called before time on nc.
(('nut of darkness and may have to
lie playwi over on account of tho
teamsters arriving late in Coal Creek,
The Fernlea team played 2, lost 1,
drawn I, points: F. A. A. C. played 2,
lost -', points ii, Teamster* plaied 2,
lost :», points 0.
The F A. A. V. game with Coal
t'reek has been postponed from the
nth until the 17th. On account of
the l ith being the opening day of the
b.tKebaU most of the F. A. A. C, boy*
will be playing baseball that day and
the Cinl Cn-ekers have been kind
•■iioiiBii to poBtpone the game. Tho
K A A. c. wishes to thank fhe t'oal
t'reek Football ho'"
REFEREES WANTED
It. .lohnxon, of real Creok. II Smith
,*i,.I A C*Ait,pb«;ll, of IVrnle, luve Imeii
appointed by the executive of the Fer.
.He football league to try and got a,
few good mtn to handle th« whlstl"
for tho football games. As the reft rce's J .-ib H not tusood one it is no
ca*) matter l<» iini men who ttill Uke
i reiil Interest in the (•ante. The
t uninjiiie would appreciate recelt'ltig
te     I.Idee i   ,Ui.     He-tltllK   tit   SCt       10
thi' ijipuifv, l'kti*e notify Secretary
•Simile!? it" tl." Ledger office. The
r'< rule r tiy league t» a*«lng nobmfy
,,,   ,!.,   M.i,',,.!tt;,*.:.   -f.tt    no'.hing.       IU-
(erees life paid 1'.',»»'» « game ond
iravetljtiit   <i*|iert«e«      t'.rt   the   spirit*
jtl.il bo ,1 l'i kl't tt
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THK LAOtES-GOOBLEftS'iEM
A lady called hji the Ven editor this
. ....... ....... ,.,*,,    It,,, t„m**x tu n.
•untie thii   *»•  ptnveil  1fl<<*  ntffht be.
H*.,«n the i"out creek fnottmlllata and
taking ;i tine interest Jn the g»me,
IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE
aity of y««r reader* «inott*t *« tfcej'!*K»J»er nw»»*r *ho«!d h*v^ V^a 3T'• ]Ll»"<« not * " «ell !*»<! jmU'I.^i
cwnptny any war of makln* tht Ifttl* Ttto wanlt of tie tote waa m In »w»{ wi t„rtwn m*v 1n lhf, inM;iiH
tM «!»# my ottomt fAnttBf wm* of «t a* vemral mm* m Mr Ith.  with   h    }J ft g iUml,,.^ ,,rnr*'„w* '
om npnlom,     Ita rnmefed thai   t»h'
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PAGE Two
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNic, a, «., wlAY 9th, 1919
DAVE REES' RELATION TO
RANK AND FILE OF DISTRICT 18
Last week we published a very
interesting letter from Dave Rees, in.
ternational organizer of the United
Mine Workers of America. The fact
that Mi1. Rees has been very active
in the labor movement ever since he
came from Wales to Canada a dozen
years or so ago, and that during that
time he has held prominent positions
and ono one occasion was sent as a
labor representative across the Atlantic, adds to the,importance and interest of !Mr. Rees' letter. At the pre.
sent time he is a vice.president of the
Trades and Labor Congress of Can.
ada.
iMr. Rees having attained a greater
degree of prominence and publicity
than any other miner in District IS
it must be expected that he will receive more praise on one hand and
more criticism on the other than if he
were but an ordinary member of the
rank and file. In the labor movement
criticism is to be looked for and often
times it comes in language which is a
bit ragged and raw on the edges. Mr.
Rees is just a trifle, too sensitive to
criticism and is apt to see inucndos
where Inuendos do not exist, That will
be seen by reading his letter. The District Ledger has not expressed any
thought of baseness in Mr. Rees' ac.
tions. We have no reason to express
any. If we thought he was crooked
we would say so with an emphasis he
would not be able to mistake.
The District Ledger has a few hun.
dred readers among the miners in
Nova Scotia and we want all of them
to go and hear 'Mr, Rees when the ocl
casion offers. We ask them, however,
to remember this, that although Mr.
Rees has been for years a member of
the miners' local in Fernie the views
he expresses are contrary to the views
of ninety-six per cent, of the membership of the local. Tliey mmst also re.
member that although Mr. Rees polled
2085 votes when he ran for president
of this district in January last it is
doubtful if he would poll more than
two hundred votes in the entire dis.
trict today. If the Nova Scotia min.
ers will ask Mr. Rees if this is not so
he will be honest enough to tell them
that it is.
Now what is the reason for this
change? There must be some reason.
It is this: The membership of District
18 are heartily sick and tired of the
International machine at Indianapolis,
while Mr. Rees believes tbey should
hold to that machine and endeavor to
get it to couple its forces with other
international machines in what he
calls "United Big Organizations." It
is merely a matter of opinion and Mr.
Rees' opinion is different from that
of the vast majority of the coal miners
- of Alberta and South Eastern British
charitable public.
There is also the satisfaction of
knowing that if they die aud their as.
sessments have been kept paid up they
can have a much neater.looking funeral than is supposed to be necessary
for a coal digger.-
At times some of our printers become p'eeved over the fact that the
coal miners can often make forty, flrty
and even sixty dollars a week," while
with the printers' intelligence and
more perfect organization they think
they are "'going some" when they get
their weekly scale above thirty bones
a week. And, in fact, there are scores
of unions in connection with the typos'
international where the scale has Iin.
gered and still lingers around the
twenty.dollar mark.
Had it not beon for the eye trouble
and the weakened chests of many of
our printers occasioned by the nature
of their employment there would have
been an even larger percentage of the
membership in service overseas. The
typos bave reason to boast of the large
number they did send. There was a
fly in the1 ointment, however, when
Canada entered the war and Canadian
printers asked the international to
keep up their per capita tax while they
were on active service. The international (on the executive of which Ca.
nadians have not been able to get. representation) would not grant such a
favor. When Uncle Sam Anally got
Jito the fight the policy was changed.
There is another feature towards
which Andy directs Chris' attention
and that Is the old age pension that
comes to the printers. There was a
time when the country was filled with
old men who had "set. type" since boy.
hood days nnd who had been replaced
by the swiftness of the linos. These
old men were lean and hungry looking
and their apparel threadbare. A
merciful Providence has carried off
those estimable old timers to the
happy hereafter to which every print,
er is surely entitled. Other printers
are growing old now but , they have
little fear for the future for they either
have stocked up heavily on Victory
Bonds or are so secure with the International that they know their last
days will be free from the worries that
will come to the improvident miners.
NThere is much more that we might
say in rebuke of President Christo.
phers' attack but for once we will be,
merciful.
CAN WE EXPECT ANYTHING FROM
THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
Heartrending Conditions In
Homes of Scottish
Miners
Columbia, we are certain, anTwe are
told it Is also vastly different from the
opinion of the majority of the miners
on the coast with whom he has been
working for over a year past.
Now in making these statements we
tfre sure that Mr. Rees will not see in
them any inuendos. He is standing
alone practically as far as District 18
Is concerned. From what we know of
Dave Rees we are sure he would not
associate with tho few who nre voting
against the ONE BIG UNION—men
who toady to bosses and who are
ever ready to betray their fellows. He
knows that all tho tried and true union
men of tho district are in favor of
withdrawing from the International
nnd joining the ONE BIG UNION and
knowing that he will Impress upon the
miners of Nova Scotia in anything he
nays in regard to tho ONR BIG UNION
that he Is speaking in his capacity as
organizer for tho International and not
as n working miner from the Crow's
Nest Pass.
PRESIDENT CHRI8TOPHERS AND
THE TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION
, (By Taps)
< Another commission has come and
after going through a farce of investigating the labor conditions they
have drifted east, and now we are
wondering what will come out of
tbeir investigation.
Nothing, simply camouflage, is the
general concensus of opinion regard.
Ing the latest "Royal Commission"
fathered by Tom Moore and Co. of
Ottawa. Knowing as they do that tne
present unrest in the labor World is
bound sooner or later to break
through the crust by which it is at
TTe&^ir^o^.redr1^
Last week we published from the
Calgary Herald a story In which President Christophers was quoted as
saying somo very harsh things about
tho typos. Wo had our typewriter
limbered up to get Into action against
our president but only hnd a fow
line* rolled oft when along camo a
reply from Andy Davison which we
have dipped from Thu Culgary Herald
and publish thin weok. We thought
that letter of Andy'* wn* enough to
hold "Chris" for ono week m we deferred our broadside.
President Christophers !» alleged
to havo nab! that when 11 "came to
talk unionism" the typo* "had as a
body nn much l«udli«tuiu ,1.* tuulil U
arrowed into the leu of 11 mosquito."
A* a figure of speech that certainly
wa* a corker.
In tho miners' organ inat ion In Dl*.
trict 18 It Is not lone majoste to
"roaat" the president. We shudder to
think what might befall the printers
who would attack the snemd heads of
their organisation.
There I* a wholo lot more inlclllg.
etm In lba typo* organization* tban
can po*H«lbI> he Injected Into the eav.
Ity allotod to It by President Christopher* hut the nature of Andy'* atti.ek
on th'« One BiR   Vnl-nn   because    of
"Chris'" word* would not neem    to ......     „.i..«u it..*
indicate that hi* fAndy'*) contribution j over the Industries_ which Ibe)
that these commissions will do somo
thing toward smoothing things over
for u while. Did men ever commit
themselves to a greater blunder? did
any responsible body ever try harder
to bury the real issue?
No one among us will bolieve that
men with the experience of Senator
Robertson, Tom 'Mooro, or any of their
colleagues are in any way Ignorant of
the real causes of the existing unrest,
and none is so foolish as to think that
they do not know tho cure.
It will be conceded by those who
have at all studied the question that
the man who invests his life and
labor |n the industrial field invests far
more than the man who simply Invests
his so-called capital; that being so,
who should exercise the greatest
amount of control? Wo would nntur.
ally say the man or men who have
made tho greatest Investment, nnd
that being granted, the persons who
havo invested their lives and labor,
should, from a purely business stand,
point control the industry which Iiub
been built up by their labor, and in
lots of cases, paid for by the sacrlttce
of their lives.
But there Is llttlo hope from tho
present "Royal Commission on Industrial Relatione" that the worker will
be given even a voice In the control
of the Industrie* In which ho l* em.
ployed or in which he hn* Invested hi*
labor, nnd dally plays n game ot
ehanco with his life.
There Is overy reason to boliovo
that tho phop steward system—which
the British Government, and old line
labor loaders of Great Britain did their
best to suppress, will come Into being
In thin country at no distant dato, nnd
If this I* so, and tho same offices are
islt'1" by them here a* in «omo place*
In Great Britain, then on© thing will
pit*-. \nin the hnnd« of the worKers,
that in the hiring and discharging ot
the workmen. Again under tho fton,
key uvwird the workers tire given 0
measure of control In the actual conduct of the Industries. If these thing*
nre recommended, and brought about
through the effort* of tho comml«»lon,
It will put u» on onr way toward the
eventual control of tho lndu»trlal situ-
aMon and production for une instead
of for profit.
We ne*k ourselves again, do we ex.
pect tho present commission to re.
eommend to the Department of I.nhor,
that the worker* ho given * voice 111
the mnnogeiwont, or partial   control
are
(Concluded from last wook)
"The Reduced Working Days
There is a great scarcity of coal,
and a necessity to keep up production
to the highest point in order that by
exporting coal we can get food and raw
material back. Will you tell me
whether before the Lanarkshire Coun..
ty Union decided three weeks ago to
reduce the working days from eleven
in a fortnight to five per week you gave
consideration to the community?—I
think some of the colliery managements contend that as .much coal could
bo got in the five days as in the six.
Mr. Forgie-^Will you take it from
me that that is not so, and that there
was a large additional output from
working eleven days a fortnight.
Witness—If a man works under,
ground for five days a week he has
done his duty to the State.
Do you think they had full regard to
the national need?—If there is a
shortage of coal you might as well say
the Lanarkshire miner should work
seven days to make up the shortage.
Don't you think in a time of excep.
tional need it is an unpatriotic thing
to do?—I say the Lanarkshire miner is
not unpatriotic.
■Mr. Forgie-—I agree he is not unpatriotic. <
'Mr. Forgie—I agree he is not unpat.
riotic.
The Witness—People who complain
about not gettiaig coal arid the miner
not working more should get their own
coal. The men are not unpatriotic.
They gave 14,000 at a "bob" a day to
fight the Germans.
Mr. Forgie—I do not see why, more
than any. other miner in the country,
the Lanarkshire miner should work
five days a week?—I don't see why he
should do more.
Sunday Working
IMr, Smillie—Have not the miners of
Lanarkshire complained to the coal,
masters on several occasions in the
last two years about some pits working
on Sunday?—Yes, I have heard the
coal going over the screens when tho
church bells were going.
When the employer was at church,
the coal miner was getting coal?—He
may have been at church. (Laughter).
Answering other questions of Mr.
Smillie, the witness said that the Hamilton people had for some time heen
trying to get some pleasure land nd.
jacent belonging to the Duke of Ham.
ilton in order to build houses in a
favourable situation. The Duke would
not give tho land under $500 per
acre. "I live in one of twelve houses,"
added witness. "They were build thirteen years ago. Some are practically
uninhabitable now because of the coal
being taken underground."
Mr. Smillle—Under the lease, when a
of
land off tho Duke of Hamllton~an<r
pays him an annual rent, ho claims tho
right to tako tho coal out and pull tlie
house down without any corapensa.
tion?—YeR.
You consider that Intolerable?—U is
very bad.
You think people are going to allow
tV*at?r~I hope not. ■<>. ■
Mr, Smlllie corrected a statement ho
mado on Friday when ho said that tho
children's death.rate In Rhondda was
20 per cent. Tho Clerk to the Rural
Council had written him saying that
It was 11 or 12 per cont. Ho was glad
to make the correction. . ■   "
Conditions In Cralpneuk
Sir Leo Chlom Money asked whether, in the Cralgnouk district there was
not enough profit made before the war
from the colllerloB to provide hotter
houses. *
The witness replied in the afflrma.
Vive, and added that some of the
houses in that district had been sold
three or four times over in the course
of a series of. years. He did not know
what the dividends of the United Col.
lieries had been, and he did not know
whether another colliery in the locality had paid S*per cent, for a number
of years. He should not be surprised
if James Niramo & Co. paid between
1898 and 1910 an average of 7 per
cent.   .
1D0 you think that was enough to
have provided houses suitable for min.
ers to live in?—Yes, and I think it is
one of the best investments that an
employer can make. If they wanted
to get the best out of the man they
should give him a decent standard of
living, the same as they give a horse.
Housing of Munition Workers
Are you aware that all over the
country- there are many colliery com.
ponies which yield this high rate of
dividend, and yet there ts np system
by which those profits can be devoted
to the social conditions of the miner?
And do' you not think that nationalization should be adopted on tho ground,
amongst; other things, that profits
should be so devoted?—Yes;, and I
know that at Gretna and other places
where national work was carried on
proper provision was made for the
living of the workers.
Then in connection with national
work during the war, in spite of the
great hurry in which these things had
to be done, and In spite of the scarcity
of raw material, proper provision was
made for the employees. Was that the
universal rule?—Yes, I suppose so. I
know of two districts in which that
was done where munitions were being
made.
It was suggested by -Mr. Forgie that
tho miners of Lanarkshire were un.
patriotic because they would not work
more than five days a week?—Yes, it-
was.
Do you not think that the average
middle.class person is very lucky to
have a body of men who devote their
lives to working five days a weok in
a coal mine for him?—Yes; and if he
complains about another man's hours
of working he should dig his own
coal.
Mr. Sidney Wehb-^t has been suggested that in part the bad housing
of the mining districts is accounted
for by the fact that the mines are)
short lived. Do you think that is any
excuse for improper housing?
The Witness—I do not think it is any
excuse, and I do not think it is true.
If you tako many of the districts ot
Lanarkshire you will find that houses
condemned In 1842 are still occupied
and there have been in them two or
three different sets ot inhabitants. ■
"Hcrlel TopWeF-umr-Cattle"^—
Wo can understand the reluctance of
the owners to put up expansive bouses,
but I do ask how do you suggest, under
the circumstances, that the people
ought to live?—If coal has got to be
extracted for tho benefit of tho State,
or the coalownor wants to get it for
tho benefit of himself, there should be
proper houses for tho coal.getters, who
should not be herded together liko
cattle.
And when tho State does things tor
Itself, as during tho war, your exper.
lenco Is that the houses put up tor the
workers wero not Inferior to what they
ought to be? Thoy wore very much
In advance of the accommodation of
anything I know of.
Do you agree with the suggestion
that tho worker must live under Inferior conditions because the Industry in
whioh he is employed is short-lived?—
I do not think so.
What you claim is that the miners
are entitled to have just as good
houses to live in even if a mine is a
short.Iived mine—es.
Surface Workers' Terms
'Mr. Robert Shirkie, secretary of tho
National Federation of Colliery Engine-
men and Boilermen, with a member,
ship of 45,000 to 50,000 presented a
statement on behalf of that class of
worker. He said his Federation did
not agree that the fact that in some
districts of the country there" * were
richer coalfields than in others should
prevent workers from being paid a
uniform minimum Avajge. He asked for
therifollowing minimum: For winding
enginemen, 10s.' per shift; other grades
of enginemen, 9s. per shift; charge
boilermen, 6s. 6d. per shift; boilermen,
Ss per shift. He also asked for a
six.hour shift instead of an eight-hour
Shift, and that all continuous shift
enginemen, boilermen, and boiler fire,
men should have at least seven clear
days' holiday in each year; with full
payment for same,
In reply to Mr. Evan Williams, wit.
ness said that if 30 per cent, was added
to the miners' wages, the workers Ke
represented would also want 30 per
cent.
— —O—	
Review of Grand
Theatre Programme
For  Coming Week
'#•>*'
Our Gentle Methods of
Dentistry—20 pe crent
Off Regular Fixed Prices
Vivian -Martin, a very popular Paramount star, will be seen at the Grand
Theatre on Monday and Tuesday in
her latest Paramount picture; "The
Fair Barbarian," arranged for the
screen by Edith Kennedy from Fran,
ces Hodgson Burnett's story of the
same name. Robert T. Thornby, who
has directed nearly all of Miss Martin's
recent productions is also responsible
for the direction of "The Fair Barbarian," which i» said to contain some
excellent photographic effects. Miss
Martin will wear some of the most
stunning gowns of her career. She is
supported by an excellent cast includ.
ing Helen Eddy, Jane Wolff, Charlos
Gerrard, Douglas McLean and oth.
ers.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT ONLY
The Fernie Amateur Dramatic Soc.
iety will present the screamingly funny comedy, "Facing the Music."
There are three acts and the curtain
rises at half past eight o'clock. The
seat sale is at Suddaby's and there is
every reason to believe that every
stjat in the house will be taken. It
is understood to be the Intention of
the Society to quite frequently favor
Pernio audiences with dramatic per.
formances and those who are familiar
with the talent of those taking part
give assurance that "Facing the.
Music" is a treat which should not be
minsat
VIVID FIRE SCENE IN "THE HIRED
MAN," AT THE GRAND THEATRE
THURSDAY ONLY
T HEBE are still many persons
who have an absolute dread
of the dental chair and on account
of this they have permitted their
teeth to fall into a terrible and
dangerous state of neglect, They
know their teeth should be attended to but their dread holds them
back, We address ourselves to all
suoh and say "Gome take your
seat in our offices today. Observe
the ease and comfort of patients in
the chair.  Take confidence from their attitude, then you will
believe us when we say"
DENTISTRY AS WE PRACTICE IT IS A GENTLE ART
DRS. BRUNER, RICHARDS & NELSON
y Lethbridge Office: The Ott Block
Calgary Office: 115a 8th Avenue East
Edmonton Office: 3 Cristall Block
FERNIE LODGE,   KNIGHTS OF
PYTHIAS, "NO. 31
Will meet regularly
nrnty Tuesday erasing at 8 o'clock.
Visiting members
cordially-welcome.
W. Pennington, Alfred Baker,
C. C. K. R. S.
SECONDHAND STORE
Fernie, B.O.
Under new management.   The
best prices paid for all kinds of
second hand furniture, stoves, etc,
Rawson ft Meek, Prop.
Returned Soldier's Balance
Seldom In the history of motion pic.
ture photography has so startllngly
vivid a reproduction of a Are scene occurred as in "The Hired Man," which Is
Charles Ray's latset Paramount pic.
ture, produced under the supervision
of Thomas H. Ince and directed b>
Victor L. Scbertlnger. No pains were
spared and an entire house was burned
to the ground, leaving nothing but the
remains of a chimnoy. Charles Ray,
as a farm hand, performs deeds of real
heroism, having heen actually quite
severely burned during the Aiming of
these scenes. The rest ot the cast, including Doris Lee, Gilbert Gordon,
Charles French and Lydla Knott, have
contributed their fulll share to the
enjoyment of the production, which Is
one of the most appeallngly "human"
of the recent pictures.
Does the Soldier Get a Square Deal or a Raw Dtat, or Doss Ht Held Any
Cards at All?
So many suggestions havo boon made ns to what to do with the soldier
ln compensation for hi* services Overseas thot an attempt Is made in this
article to show, by submitting the statements ot the accounts of Private
John Trencher, Private the Hon. Edwin Barb.Wtre, and General ataybsck,
that thore may be no difference of opinion.
Here followed! tho document of Private Trencher, which Is about at
authentic nn nny of thc othor news that leak* through tho censorship:
StiUment et the Account af Pte. J. Trencher
No. 23-IM3, with the (lovommi-nt of Canada
Debit
To 730 days' work at 19 per day ,,,%  8,570.00
To Burrenderlnf pornonal llb*rt,v for two year*    10.000.00
10SJ0
»-t.UO
to Vh« tilling of the cs'viiy would Iks oi |«i«g***;«d, nui %b:.'M Mfi«<i> h/J*
To submitting to Insults from lil.brod sergeants for two years,
To submitting to Insults from ditto corporals	
To estimated profits <m business neglected ok Ing to presence In
Army two years	
To loss of female companion to whom.engaged, but who married
slacker on hearing uucotitiruiod rumour of death	
To subjection to intense and continual tear   In   trenches,   nlno
hundred hour? at %'iib) per hour, nnion scale	
To Ki-iioral hardwhlp Zt ttm* days at ttfin per day	
To ditto wet weather at $69 iter day,*»l days	
To lo*s of dlgnllv
, _. „„,. _.,„, i"riTir,i,'T~,i"„*"„."«"think the denart j To loss of teeth owing to hardtack (cost pricei •	
gr<«t xtAnmtt.   Then, are many print;   ^f "   ,d' .rt ul the   K^mwSS   To snJfrrtng on sea vnyag** inot included in "lost of dignity
ers, membem of the typo* union, who i ment, *i>uld a*t ou mc   rcwnnnnn« ,        . •>
nre heartily in favor of" solidifying the j tion?    After thinking the »*«<« ^
nnd Judging the future by th* pant onr
answer Is MX. ^^
ranks of Ubor u* u -vim* nuln r tluiii
spending all thHr t>nerg> on a craft
and no|tln<r ITi'Mldvut nirhtopborH*
comments or   Mr. Ha*l»on'»    ardent!
1 ■    . • r      ,*, >.,.*,.,,.*.,,,    ,,,.*, I
-w»wt«H!«rr kriftwn nn th«* On«» ri|«tt
Union, wm d«ter tn*»»i umo u**.a.,.,
Kb-at, thuj ran !«♦»■»«fd?< iu:i)«iitg a'd,
workers r*«lli» their Hat* (xutitton In i
society and that an injury to on* ts the
concern of all.
In Hi* prlnlintr irnl>* uu,*: o! ui can
wear whhw «»u*i» *-.*„ „
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largo model of the real thing; trado mark—"It aenroa "em stiff,
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FAMOUS *TORY   MM»LI8»"   MARY
PICKPORPS NEW WESTERN
PHOTOPLAY
Popular Artcraft Star   Has Splendid
Vehicle of Early Oold Rush bays
In California In the Days
ef '4S
More than a generation ago, "M'llss"
was a reigning stage success, drama,
tlted hy Clay Green, a distinguished
playwright, who recently was stricken
with blindness In California. Tn the
stage verslonalhero was ft combination
of several of the Harts western stories
and tha most famous characters of
these will be seen In "M'llss," the lat.
est photoplay of the days of '49, star.
rlnrMtryWofctord.
The new Pickford vehicle, pleiuriied
by Prances Marion and directed by
Marshall Voilan, haa Just heen released by Artcraft Pictures. It eon.
tains all tha elements of tho western
thriller. Including th* Ineffable chsrm
whieh "Oot Mary" brings to the screen,
unusually splendid support and high
artistic directing.
'Wllsa" it a delightful feature play,
which will be no lost successful In Its
appeal to the nubile aa have been all of
Miss Ptckford's recent plcturo successes, This photoplay win bo seen at
th* Grand Theatre next Friday and
Saturday and It la needless to say,
Manager Eccles will do a rushing trail.
neaa.
JAMES WHITEHOUSE
Teacher of
Piano and Organ
Theory, Harmony, Counterpoint,
Transposition, Composition,
Orchestration
Poultry
WHITE WYANDOTTE8
Eggs for hatching from matings ot
pure white, large hone, finely shaped
birds at from f2.00 to |3.00 per sitting.
Satisfaction guaranteed.
C. GILLBTT      Box 501, Pernie, B. C.
BARRED PLYMOUTH ROCKS     *
Pedigreed, bred to lay. First and
second hen; first and second pullet;
first, Becond and third cockerel; sec.
ond cock; first and apecial utility pen
at Fernie Poultry Show, Eggs, $2.00
per sitting. Duck Eggs for sitting.
Fifteen pound Flemish Giant Buok for
stud.
F. STREET, Hand Avenue,
West Fernie, B, C.
Wm. Robson
Painting
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR
by the day
43 BAKER AVE
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»vt mi!r« from tenro, 90 acre* ful.
titrated.   -Small bniMtnf*.   cr***   em
property.  Team, thrt* cow* and lm-
Priw itm.
SYNOPSIS OP i
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wwomeptmn** y* otxmax wt wes Porto*
nfi aairiMNs earn* *a*h pnnfjfnm.
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withuut ulna} eesttittietw pre-
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nH.mn malnutoM am Ctwwo tnwtei
ftmrttra* are**, net *a*»«glag* M
mmml mui' n* t****4 a* hom-MUasi
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Knw tieoodnit ttt act** may m fsissi
•no por-sMi or eemtmny.
Pftt.gMPTOftt' rittl ORANTt ACT.
ROSE COMB RHODE I8LAND REDS
Tomkins' strain.    At Fernie show
won best male, second pallet, first pen
and best display eggs.   Two dollars
and flvo dollars per fifteen.
ALEX. AITKEN, Box G12
West Fsrnls, B. C.  .
Single Comb Buff Leghorns and
Barred -Rooks. $1.60 yer setting.
Heavy winter layers. Two Baft Leg.
horn cookerels for sale.—Ja* Turner,
Hand Ave., West Fernie. *
L. H. PUTNAM
Barriitsr, Ite,
BLAIRMORE. ALBERTA
DOCTOR WANTED
The camp of Pocahontas   require* ths service*  of a doctor.
For further particulars writs,
MEDICAL COMMITTEE,
Local Union Ko. 8170, V. VL W.
of A.
POCAHONTAS, ALTA.
NOTICE
Miners bn hereby notified   to
stay sway from  QrssnhUl Mine,
Wairmore, Alta.,   until further
notice.
Many miners on ths spars link.
EOD McDONALb"
Esorttanr 8UHL
i
of bank clerks,   shop clerks,   tchivol j I*""*"'* "f ™«>««»»Je »' WcM-
taachcr* and many other worker* lhat j™""' hwn*> laek
w* ar* several dear** In advance  of *""
th* intelligtnc" pt*>»M-**wd   u,   ,x„„.*
worker* wko awing a pick or wield a
bhov-4.   Ii u true t!:.u ;r pr<r*'* <•   >><tr
"Mn at'#rag«" l« hxmi bt-io** thnt of
coal miners with   all the   dnmern ot
iad«rgrwflnd worlt h;n ntr-mhr-rt nt thf
Spot' anion alwavs have the taiuhr
M of Hwrfng that if they contract
tb* IfMMhd i«bfTfn?*r di****** ttwy
*tn pm in Ptb*'n Penh and enter the
loin* which dii«*n*n *tl ih* prsi»#
Jfr. navies* has bestowed opon it.
Of oonrto tbn wires and the ktddlft
of tl* «rt**M*d wrfnt*r* hate to b#
Wei.
Th-"- n>'--r >*''<frr«-*!hm*»nf parlor nn thi*
Klk rtrer, which it undt-r th# able
i;;t.n\n*i,vni nf onr ftld trlmd Yorky
l» now ftpi>n f»r bonn*-** Aii uwr-
1st* snd sports visiting the Klk valley *
will b* wcU re^lvifd st wh*t I*
kn«wn a* "The Only Hope." i
ffnHt* a Utile *>v*rlt*»m#«t was raised >■
by tbo wipers not recolving their iu- .
i*wr »!«<* r«»M>, I*, ttiii-tuii.ii.il, U*.•■*.c^;U t':c ,
manager, W. R Wilson. Secretary <
t^ard, nnd Secretary Jfsrtfn some*
week or so again at Feral*.  Why. wi*
! Ily army pay, "*M days al 11.10 per day... ........$
j uy post.war gratuity	
! Ity uniform	
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ne*r*t*d ht Biiltisrr police ...... —. . —	
Ry satisfaction derived from receiving discharge -	
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C, MAY 9th, 1919
a*f
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RETURN
SP
TARZAN
•«e By * • •
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
Copyright, 1913, by W. G. Chapman
"Dead!" he repeated, ana tnen no
laughed.   "Tou are not, Jane, and if
you will return to the city of Opar and
ask them who dwell there they will
tell, you that I was not dead n few
short hours ago.   No, dear; we are
both very much alive."
"But both Hazel nud M. Thuran told
me that you had fallen Into the ocean
a hundred miles from land," she urged
as though trying to convince him that
he must indeed be dead. "They said
that there was no question but that lt
must bave been you and less that yoa
could bavo survived or been picked
up."'- ...   ...
"How canl convince you that 1 am
no spirit?" he asked, with a laugh,
"lt was I whom tlie delightful M.
Thuran pushed overboard, but I did
not drown-l will tell you .*all about
it after awhile—and hero I am very
much the same wild man you first
knew, Jane Porter."
The girl rose slowly to her feet and
came toward him,   ■■■'■
"I cannot even yet believe it,* she
murmured. "It cannot be that such
happiness can be true after all the
hideous things that I have passed
through these awful months slnco the
Lady Alice went down."
, She came close to him and laid a
hand, soft and trembling, upon his
arm. •
"It must be that I am dreaming, and
that I shall awaken in a moment to see
that awful knife descending toward
my heart Kiss me, dear, Just once
before I lose my dream forever."
Tarzan of tbe Apes needed no second
invitation. Ho took the girl he loved
In his strong arum and kissed her not
slept,
Pres. Christophers
And Calgary Typos
Printers Do Not Want The
One Big Union—Have
Money Enough Now
asEea mm many questions, and: be tiar-'
rated every detail of his civilized Hfo
to her, omitting nothing, for he felt no
shame since his heart always bad been
true to her. When he had finished he
sat looking at her as though waiting
for her judgment and his sentence.
"I knew that he was not speaking
the truth," she said. "Oh, what a horrible creature he is!"
"You are not angry with me, then?"
he asked.
And her reply, though apparently
most irrelevant, was truly feminine.
"Is Olga de Coude very beautiful?"
she asked.
And Tarzan laughed and kissed her
again. "Not one-tenth so beautiful aa
you, dear," he said.
She gave a. contented little sigh anf
let her head rest against his shoulder.
He knew that he was_forgiven.
CHAPTER ~XXIX.
The Passing of tho Ape-Man.
HAT night Tarzan built a' snug
little bower high among the
swaying branches of a giant
tree, and there the tired girl
while in a crotch beneath* her
the ape-man curled,  ready,  even in
sleep, to protect her.
It took tbem many days to make the
long journey to the coast, Where the
way was easy they walked hand in
hand beneath the arching.bows' of the
mighty forest, as might in a far gone
past have walked their primeval forbears. Where the underbrush was
tangled ho took her in his great arms
and bore her lightly through tho trees,
aud the days were all too short for
they were very happy. Had it not
been for their anxiety to reach and
succor Clayton they would have drawn
out the sweet pleasure of that wonderful journey Indefinitely,
On tho last day before they reached
the coast Tarzan caught the scent of
men ahead of them—the scent of black
men. He told the girl and cautioned
her to maintain silence. "There are
few friends in the jungle," he remarked dryly.
In half an hour they came stealthily
upon a small party of black warriors
filing toward the west. As Tarzan saw
them he gave a cry of delight It
was u band of his own Wn ■ * it. Busuli
wa? there and others who i;:td accompanied him to Opar. At sight of him
tbey danced and'cried out in exuberant
Joy. For weeks they had been searching for him, they told him.
The blacks exhibited considerable
wonderment at the presence of the
whito girl with him, and when they
found tbat she was to be his woman
tliey vied with one another to do her
honor. With the happy Waziri laughing and dancing about tbem, they
came to the rude shelter by tbe shore.
There was no sign of life and no response to their calls. Tarzan clambered quickly to theMnterior of the little tree but,, only to emerge a moment ,
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As promised last week we are herewith giving the attack made upon Pre.
sident Christophers of District 18 by
Andy Davison, of tlie Calgary Typo,
graphical Union appropos of certain
remarks alleged to have been made to
a Calgary Herald reporter by "Chris."
Editor The Herald:
In tlio news columns of your issuo
of April 28 there was printed an article headed "Typos Flayed by Presid.
ent of Miners' Union," in which appeal's certain statements, .made by one
P. 3d. Christophers, derogatory to Cal.
gary'Typographical Union, which I
think requires a reply. It is quite true
that 142 members of tha printers' or.
ganization voted against the One Big
Union proposal and in doing so the
typos have nothing to be ashamed of.
Instead,-in my opinion, they have exhibited a brand of intelligence that no
due ever accused "Comrade" Christo.
phers of possessing. v
For the information of the president
or District 18 of the /United Aline
Workers of America, I herewith submit
the following facts regarding the International Typographical Union.
Realizing that the job of keeping his
polyglot aggregation in hand must
take up considerable of his valuable
tiine, I trust that he will find sufficient
leisure to at least endeavor to let a
small portion of this information soak
into his highly developed cranium,
even if it comes from a member of an
organization the sum total of whose
intelligence, he claims "could be
screwed into the leg of a mosquito."
In the first place, I must confess
that the International Typographical
Union cannot boast of the same number
of unsuccessfully conducted strikes as
the union of which Christophers is one
of the leaders. Furthermore, we are
a solvent institution. It Is our proud
claim that we are one of the richest
branches of the labor movement; Our
funds are handled judiciously and in a
businesslike manner. We do not boast
of a dozen or so vlce.presidents, dis.
tri-Qt representatives and gooaness only
knows what other kind of representatives, who pull down real money on a
featherbed job. No doubt this is an
exhibition of crass ignorance on our
part when judged by Christophers'
standard and places us iu a position of
being aristocrats because we possess
some real coin in our treasury. Our
anion has an old age pension scheme,
whereby those of our members who
are no longer able to follow the "art
Calgary have too much to lose to try
any such experiment. It may be all
right for.some irresponsible organiza.
tion that has never made a success of
any venture to grasp at something new
even if it is a gamble, whether or not
it is a good thing. But to an institution that has everything to lose and
nothing to gain it is a different pro.
position. The splendid positon of the
I. T. U, today has been secured by
the concerted action of the1 member,
ship, without assistance from any oth.
er organization. We are strong enough
to stand on our own feet. No aggrega.
tion of professional labor agitators are
going to stampede us. Wo will be do.
ing business at the same old stand
when they and their "One Big Lemon"
have been consigned to the labor bone-
yard, leading a bunch of sadder but
wiser experimentalists.
There are many other points I could
touch on, Mr. Editor, but lack of space
forbids. I might remark, however,
that Calgary Typographical Union is
100 per cent. British and that English
is the mother tongue of every one of
our members. This again may account
for our terrible lack of ordinary in.
telligence but we are proud of it just
the same. I could also fill much space
narrating our splendid war record. But
what is the use. It would only show
that we were the willing tools of
scheming capitalists and again demon,
strate just how ignorant and simple
we are—maybe.
I think the jewel of the whole tfr.
ade of Christophers' is the statement
that "these jokers go ahead printing all
sorts of rubbish hitting unionism and
have not the courage of a goose to say
they won't do it." Good Knight! An.
other example of free speech idea of
the sponsors of the O. 'B. U. Applaud
any one who believes as you do, but
howl down the unfortunate individual
who is opposed to you. This was
amply demonstrated at the now famous meeting in'-Paget hall. I presume
that the union engineer on the C. P. It.
who drives a train on which some not.
ed opponent of union labor is riding instead of refusing to go on the job, is
also one of those unfortunate Individ,
uals who hasn't the courage of a
goose. If this is the only argument
that this Moses of the labor movement
can bring against the Calgary printers,
why he is awful short of ammunition
and is condemned by the exuberance of
his own verbosity.
In conclusion I would remark that
there is an institution at Ponoka which
is filled with people who demonstrated
the same sort of intelligence as those
who are now "flaying" the printers be.
cause the latter refused to be led by
the nose by an aggregation of profes.
sional agitators, whose outstanding
characteristics nre incompetency and
consummate gall. So -Mr. Christophers
had better beware!
Yours truly, '-     o
Andy Davison,
Member  3f   Calgary   Typographical
Union, No. 449.
Calgary, April 29,1919.
Fernie Public School
April Report
Division I.—E. 'G. Daniels, Teacher
•Percentage  90.94
Pjpils having perfect attendance:
Katie Bean, Hugh Drown, James Camp,
bell, Frank Carlson, Everett Co'.ert,
Agnes Culleton, Hose Frey, Maude
Jones, Robert Kerr, Alfred Lyne, Ivy
Marcer, Annie McDonald, Charlie Or.
ner, Annie Podbielancik, Annie ttey-
nolds, Paul Ruchcall, Glen Mitchell,
Wilfrid Owen.
Diyjsion II.—E. M. Hogan, Teacher
Percentage  93.14
Pupils having perfec: attendance:
Mary iBolok, Helen Booth, Marie Coppe,
Albert Davies, G-ladys Gash, Leonard
Hesketh, George Ihas, John Kasmar,
W'-uii. McLennan, Stewart McPhee, Gordon Parker, Doris Reid, Susie Ross,
Francis Itobicliaucl, Leon Rushcall,
Reta Sherwood.
Division III.—L. M. Burnham, Teacher
Percentage  .90.62
Pupils having perfect attendance:
Gertrude Bailey, Steve Beruot, Min.
nie Cairns, Paul Caravetta, David.
Clowers, Lilian Dicken, Edna Edgar,
Margaret Fawcctt, Harry Hcwatt, *>Tet.
tie Ingram, James Jennings, John
Kennedy, Felix .Miscisco, Evangeline
Parker, Thomas Paton, Jack Pierpont,
Victoria Rahal, James Reynolds, Tony
Rizutto, Anna Teleuko, Alex. Thom.
son, Albin Vansackcr, iMay, Whalley,
Merle Wallace.
Division IV.-
-M. Lillian
Teacher
Corbett,
v&l<n**p
"*■■ -     "     *.
He Veek the Olri He Uved In Hte
•treng Arms and Kissed Her.
race, but a hUDdred timet, until Hit
lay then panting for breath. Tet
whan bo stopped ahe pnt her anni
about Ut neck aad drew bla Upe down
to hen -race mora.
"Am X ill?* aod a reality, or am I
Imtadmar baaaked.
"If job ara not nWro, my nan,*' sh*
anawerad, "I pray tbat I nay dla thut
before I awaken to tbt terrible retll-
Hot bt my laat waking momenta"
Per awhlla both wart tllent, gating
lato «tcb other* aytt aa though each
ttm qnattiooed tba reality of tba wo*
dertol bapptMM thtt bad coma to
than. The pa.it, with alt ttt hideout
dtappotntatoti and borrow, wit fo*
gottaa, tbt fotor* did aot belong to
•B-W^awtj   *fwIw   oM^tw   (wi^^w**paow^^^maap   ^^aoiw   wo^nw
thalm. Nob* eoald * take that from
thorn,  tt wat tho girt wbo feat brok*
"What* ar* wo gotag, dotrr th*
atktd. "WbttarowogelagtoAor
"Whar* woald yoa Uk* tmt to ftf*
ha tiltii   "What woald toa m* beat
-^Hff ■MWI w*mpo*r  wnopmtnom 0wow ba-ownp mtwow
to tor
"Itogtwhtnyoafa.mymaaitod*
whtttrtt ttamt bttt to poo." abt on*
ww m^^ma w amw    ^^^wtw.^^    Hr¥|ei   w   ar amamp       ^ammar   ^a**r
*9tt OtattMl" kt ufctl. toto too*
WtWWWWf  Wt^^^jp *^VMf V *%W^  WMWOf        ^ WW    WW   -pp*^**^^
■tM ha had forgottoa that than **•
two,  "Wa hat* forgottoa yoar haa*
"I am aot auurlod, Ihntn af tha
▲pat" ah* otloi,  "Mot am I loagtt
promlttdlamtrritga. Thidtybtforo
to^tm^^oy mi^wtiwwi ^pp^^aw^a*^mp ^flg^pmapw^^^o  ttmboo m
^.^,1^ <   »'♦    t**7..i..     *       *       *
nttM bm itoMtftoteon tfh**h f^tttt 1
down to Busuli, he told bint to fetch
water and then he beckoned Jane Pots
ter to come up.
Together they leaned over the emaciated thing that once bad been an
English nobleman. Tears came to the
girl's eyea na. she saw the poor, sunken
cheeks and hollow eyes and the'lines
or suffering upon tbo once young and
bandsomo face.
"He still lives," tald Tarean. "We
will do all that can be done for him,
but 1 fear thnt we are too late."
Wben Busuli had brought the water
Tursan forced a few drops between the
cracked and swollen lips. Be wetted
the hot forehead and bathed tbe pitiful limbs.
Presently Clayton opened bis eyes.
A faint, shadowy smllo lighted bis
countenance os be taw the girl leaning
over blm. At sight of Tarean the expression changed to one of wonderment
"It's all right, old fellow," tald the
ape-man. "We're found you In time.
Everything will be all right now, and
we'll bave yon on your feet again boforo you know lt"
The  englishman   shook  bis  bend
weakjy. "It't too Into," he whispered.
"Itut It't jtirt aa well. I'd rather die"
"Where It M. Thuran?" asked tbe
girl,
"Do left mo after tbe fever got bad,
Re It a devil, When I begged for the
water tbat 1 wtt too weak to get be
drank before me, threw tbo rest out
and laughed In my face." At the
thought of It tbe man was suddenly
animated by a spark of vitality. He
wlwd hlm**If npon one elbow, "Yea,"
bo almost shouted; "1 will live! I will
lhe luux UMtmli to tiid uuii MM tiki
lioaur Uut the brief effort left him
weaker than t*for*. ami he sank back
tgaln npon tbe rotting gratae* that
with bla old ulster, bad lieen tba bed
of Jaa* Porter.
"Don't woftry about ThumB," ttM
Tanuin of Ibe Ape*, laying a renstor*
Ing band on Clayton's forehead, "tie
b*k>wr» to me, and I aball get blm la
lb* end. never fear."
Por n long Uum Clayton lay very
allll. gevtral tlmea Tnrtnn bad to pot
bit mr quit* close to tbo aunkoo cbett
to rait* the faint beating of the worn-
oat heart. Toward evening fee treated
•gal» Ut a brkf tmomnt-
"UtmT be wblnmrA Ttwflrlbeot
bet bead ck*«r to call b the faint mt*
sag*. 'I bavo wronged yoa~flb«l blm,*'
he nodded weakly toward tbe ape man.
"1 loved yon to. It It t poor eicuse to
\ oflt«B Uut lt4«lo« you-, btit I iMitihl- uot
bear to think of giving yoa ap.  I do
I mmt ***** <v«< t*t*n***f*itti*a*.
out on the streets but have a weekly
income for the rest of their lives, which
they built up by paying a nominal sum
each month. This, no doubt, is an.
other exhibition of our "mosqulto-like"
Intelligence. And sp more. We have
a system of mortuary benefits whereby
the- dependents of those of our mem.
bers who have finished their labors on
tl: is earth are paid a certain sum de.
pendent entirely upon tho length of
time the deceased printer belonged to
the craft. Once again It must be confessed that this Is something of which
we are proud of and something which
has helped more than one sorrowing
widow, mother or daughter over * th)
rough spots, And to cap It all, we
boast of another feature that the 0. U.
U. will never likely possess, that Is a
heme for our aged and infirm mem.
hers, located within the shadows ot
Pike's Peak, in Calorado. Owing to
the nature of our calling many ot our
members have contracted the terrible
whlto plague. Were we so busy try.
ing to bolster up uncalled tor strikes
that wo hadn't tlmo to look after these
members, but instead let them shift for
themselves when the hand of this terrible scourge had fallen upon them?
Kot on your life. We had amongst
1 ur number men who might always line
up to that grade of Intelligence the pre.
Mldenl of Diitrict 18 kids himself ho
possesses. They scoured n large tract
of land at Colorado Springs some years
ago, Today we have a home there see.
ond to none on Iho Xorth American
continent. Over Il.tMW.OOO has been
iiiisselllhhly contributed and spent by
our member&hfp In making thtl an
iiimilution to he proud of. Tubercu-
login la being combotted and In hun.
died* of cases, cured by exports,
' whoso opinions and discoveries are
quoted by the leading medical Journals
throughout tho Bngllsh.speaklng
i. oild,    Any prlnfor v*>iu to thnt   lxx-
REPLYFROM   PRESIDENT
 TOPHER8—:—
CHRIS.
Percentage 94.03
Pupils having perfect attendance:
Louis Andre, Mabel Barton, John
Billings, Edith Cartlidge, Leonard
Cartlidge, iBertha Caravetta, Gordon
Dobson, -Mike Dragon, Edna Harvey,
Katie Jones, Loretta Mangan, Fred Mc.
Vannell, Thomas Nelson, Susie Polak,
Natry Rahal, Kenny Stewart, Agnes
Townsend, Winn'ifred Will, Isabel Wilson, Archie White, Hilda Woods, Clifford Yolland.
Division V.—E. C. Stott, Teacher
Percentage ". 9.65
Pupils having perfect attendance:
Edwin Bailey, Gladys Bean, Edith
Birtwistle, Jane Davidson, Edith Dav.
id's, "'Clara Demour, Arthur Farrow,
Peter Gardon, Frank Gould, Lome
Hamilton, -Mary Hughes, Lloyd John,
ston, Mary Megale, Ruth Orner, Ellen
Phillips, John Ross, Connie Spence.
H:
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Telip, Annie Terris, Harold Vines, Nel. Sharolla, Mary Shutlak,   Paul Sikora,
son Wallace, Robert Williams.
Nellie   Skrepeg,
Mary Telenski.
Josephine   Spaniol,
Division VI.—L. MacLachlan,
Teacher
Percentage ...91,17
Pupils having   perfect   attendance:
Billie Beal, Florence   Billsborough,
Violet Brobler, George Cameron, An
The following reply from President
Christophers appears   in the Calgary
Albertan:
Editor, Albertan:
The Issue of tho 1st Inst, of th» Calgary Herald contains a communication
Signed by one Andy Davison, who is'
apparently a member of tho typo,
graphical union No. 449, in which lam
severely scored for what was contained ln a news article, which ap.
peared in the columns of that highly
esteemed journal aomo time since.
I may say that when tho article ap.
peared In tho news columns it was so
unrepresentative of what was actually
said, that I did not deem it worthy of a
reply. I thought that auch an article In
the news columns of a newspaper
would be beneath the notico of such
an—Intelligent—-body aa tho Typos. In
tbla, however, it seems I am somewhat
mistaken.
What Comrado Davison haa seen
At to aay about tno personally may, I
believe, be passed over at this time, it
will, no doubt, be very highly ap.
predated by our capitalistic frlonds,
and thoy ahould esteem it an honor to
be defended by auch an able pen as
that wielded by Comrado Davison.
Aa far as tho voto of tho typographical union on tho O. H. U. ia concerned,
I grant overy other body the same
rights aa I claim for tho organlratton
to which I belong, namely to voto an
they may see fit In the premises, al,
ways crediting them with honesty of
purpose. In so doing, I havo never
yet criticised any person for voting aa
thoy may deom best, bnt I believe the
same rights ahould be oxtendod to
those who vote In favor of the O. fl. U.
and they ahould be credited with the
aame honeaty of purpose in ao doing,
•nd thtt np-to.dat« haa not boon done,
tlio Irkond* ol the <;t*ll union* • Mi*!
Harper, Clarice Lockwood, AnnlB Mac;
Pherson, Hugh MaoPherson, Munro
Parker, Lillian Puckey Yvonne Red-
oules, Joe Ratcliffe, Steve Salanskl,
Jean Strachan, 'Mike Telep, Lyman
Tryon, John White.
Division    XIV.—N.    F.   Gilchrist,
Teacher
Percentage  95.57
Pupils having perfect attendance:
Flora Camilli, William Costanzo, An.
nie Dragon, Nondas Elliott, Steve Filik,
Julia Gysbrechts, Herman Hark, Jack
Irvine, Louise Klauer, John Kubenic,
Leslie Laithwaite, Robert Lowe, Willie
Lyne, Kenneth Parsons, Robert Pierpont. Louis Pinotti, Doris Puckey,
George Reid, Ernest Sherwood, James
Terris, Peter Zulianna, John Sweeney,
John Davis, John Ross,
Division XV.—N. F. Crocker,
Teacher
Percentage .............91.42
Pupils having perfect attendance:
Peter Arcuri, James   Atkinson,   Mar-
FERNIE HIGH SCHOOLS
Division I.—V. Jenkins, Teacher
Grade 11.
Percentage  98.02
Pupils   having   perfect attendance:
Eleie Frey, Fred Beale, Ernest Frey.
nln   Pln-iyni-a    HawiiwI   Pr\rTj*a____?^nrnh j pnt.rHn   Rp-ahli-H- .-DnK-Mliy   !3r°ithiVa^i'.°. ; Borr.O*   BlHiS-XHck'"' '^^iOlet-Goti'"ti*lllf
Division VII.—A. O'Hearn, Teacher
Percentage 90.03
Pupils having perfect attendance;
Wilfred Allan, Herbert Andrews,
Gladys Carner, Owney Corrigan, John
Dragon, Isabel Duncan, Mike Fetzko,
Roswell Garner, Alice Haigh, Sydney
Hutcheson, Josephine Kennedy, Blllle
Kummer, Arthur Llttly, John Lukas,
Esther Peterson, Rlslo Puckey, Jessie
Robertsson, Nellie Shenfleld, Isabel
Shulaika, Annie Smollk. Alvora Stock-
well, Norman Uphill, Minnie Williams,
Mary Wilson. Margaret Crossnmn.'
Division Vlll.—F. Macdonald, Teacher
Percentage  94,96
Pupils having perfect attendance:
Evelyn Austin. Pasqualo Audia,
Florence nralthwalto, Joseph Dean,
Madeline Chnrdon, David Eastwood.
Eleanor Farrow, Janet Lees, I<ouia
Muffoli, Jack McPhee, Joe Packard,
Eddie Pennington. Mary Slonno, Mary
Tolenko, Julia Yansacker, George
Shorthouse.
Mary Cannata,- Joe Chubra, Daisy
Drew, Steve Fetzko, Michael Flood,
James George, Nancy Hughes, Grace
Ingram, Annie Kasmar, Jean Liphardt,
Mcna Parsloe, Joo Paterson, Gustavo
Peter, Archie Price. Douglas Ross,
Janet Ross, Nick Savello, Irene Tod.
hunter, David Tully, Mary Turnbull.
Minnie Wilson, Cecelia Lukas.
Grade 10
Juliette Andre, Mary Liphardt, Eli.
zubeth Stephen, Jennie Strachan, Ray
Commons, Harry Johnson.
Total possible  .304
Total actual 298
Division 11.—F. M. Stlrrett, Teacher
Percentage ...;..,- 96.6
Pupils   having perfect   attendance:
Lillian Barton, Evelyn   Bean,   Mary
Division XVI.—Miss I. Dicken,
Teacher
Percentage 91.98
Pupils having perfect attendance
Robert Birtwistle, Rosie Cannata,
Ross Costanzo, Annie Evans, Gladys
Evans, Candia GuzzI, Bobble Hynds,
.Inlin Jacobltz, John Kallta, Ada Kitske,
Stanley Latak, Hilda Lyne, Millie Nl.
coletti, Charlie Perry, Richard Puckey,
Ralph Snow, Mary Tollp, .Maude Vines,
John Wallace, John Gardecke, Bill
Ualdrey, Helen Hughes, Willie Luke,
Charile Kummer, Nellie Smith.
Division XVII.—C.  McEwen, Teacher
Percentage 94.24
Pupils having perfect attendance:
Albert Alello, John Audla, Mary
Campbell, Katie Chubra, George
Ctowcru,'Fred Coffey, John Colgnr,
George Corrlo, Allco Crawford, Lily
Halgli, Mabel Hsrper. James Gordon,
lUrrv Uarrlsou, Joe Hilton, tawrenco
Ikrdiiner. Catherine Hutcheson,
I'l Jllp lonoM, Hotty Johnson. Agnes
LawHon, Eleanor Lowe, Ktlsa Plola,
John Podbielancik, Clara Hauler, Peler
Rtoli-j-vu Kathcrln* Stowe. Wilfred
Wondlmune.
Uttli. **IIJ    |*>,,,<   *. .     .      	
mltutlon Is permitted to remain there J£? VJ^J* 0,..lUM Vl'*»* ««"*»*■;•*««*
mull ho Is completely cured. *■•• /J™**6!1, ^e employew   of labor
And during hi* may not ono cent ot f"l"S ***"*"•*•« new»panera~hav«
expense la Incurred by him.   Rven his ,n,t""*> «"f dlahonwt motive to the
union dues ar* paid.   Can Mr. Chris.
tophers, and th* saper.fnteHiftent  or-
ganltallon of which he la president
boast ot such an Institution? Just let
htm give «s a llttlo Information   on
> tbat phase ot his union's endeavor to
better the conditiona of their terrlhljf
diiwn.troddon mfmbenihlp.    If    Mr.
Christopher* woald Uke figures I ean
Kindly fnmHh him wtt*   » eotuptete
, *t."tt'nir-nt of th* monlM tmt ormnln.
Hon haa expended   fn the   feat urea
: above mentioned.    Of tonm I m«at
twarn htm that *inm 1%H the nmmt
pj,id oat by ilw I. T. If In ttrtfce ben*.
! fiu ha* tmen  remarkabti *m»U,   and
• hen compared with the *tws   pnid
b>-    his    own    or#anlia»lon,      or
men who are working to bring about
a rom of industrial unionism.
Moat ef the information contained In
the article wrltton hy Comrade Davl.
son telle u« of the old folks home, nnd
the death benefits, to which they arc
entitled.
Well tbe old folks are sent down to
view Tike's Peak, and ! bellovu th"
safferer* from tnberaibMls are also
aent down thoro. and it will no dnnhf
do them lots of good to tlrw Pike'e
Peak, and while looking upward to the
•mmmlt of tho peak they mlRht get a
—iMtr view—ot the glory tend, in
nhitb th*y will be entitle! to n
homestead by tlrtne of b«t|on«tng
I not IMt)
I9MW>  it Wtt SfUF W| Xtto'
••••I IMmi u attiTlltig
tts nt ^ttmm. o oonOtLootm-o Itobt Ui iMtf
otto* '"!■*»■■ at lie npnos'
^Z/—    ^^_^     ^^^.      ^^Um.     A*m*m*       Ifc 9 Ml     Ml^^^^M
Tg IB |W IM WO IMg tt-OtW
fOP
t.i i'i* in.- 11,1  ttilll
J et*r * yetr afo,"
rather what ahould   have beeu paid,
errtalnly   mako   ns loo*   like   the
humble moMiuHo.
......   *., .,***. „f   tttm   t**m*Ptn ne.
rmin* t<» wjmiern   Canadian iHimtn
He fnmMed tn the *?** *ktt>    *1*4   i4"'"    ^■'''■'^XX
Division IX.—N. A. O'Callaghan,
Teacher
PcrcentuKo  , 0T.I%
l*«pil« having perfect attendance:
Ella Alton, Isollne Andrews, Ednn
Carilidgti. Knunu IHhIiih, Anuli;
Crsta, F.ll*abrih Crompton. t'hrissle
Dayldmn, Mlko Dragon, Spnen Kl,!
llotl, llennlt.li Forlun,, Fred Gonbk,
Donald lliirvi«», Kvidyne Hijulti-h, Ella
HeKkfith, William Hilton, Joo Kawmar,
Hor»>neo Ma<Ik»tntl.l. AliuU: NUh«il»i,5i
Mary   Phillip*.   li»ity
Aihrj    ii((lii< it uni,     .........i.m     ...i..»„*.;
Lillian Slow.-, Vi-rdant I Mnrmirrite Mnoro. Aul»r«y Snow, Km
Cm. ■ ma St. Ii«t, John Tuvner, Vernon l*p.
'■.lull.  iiur.,M  Au-.:in. \y>"> M(f-n, Graee
\hewe, IsaMla Maltman, Mlltton Owen.
.. Division X.-M ,L, Wade, Twehtr    ! (:«r,,"» ,i(M*'
Dlvtalen XVIII^-1 .M. Bell, Teaehir
IVsn-fiitage 95"
pupils   having porf**t   attondant-er
r.inll Alello. DatilPl Alton, Albert   Aa.
*.<«l*tln«», Surah Campbell,   Clara   Kb
nA,.   Ka'S-  Flood.   Marjorle   Harpi-r.
"iMbieiinfik:! i^Ht'i H«f mm,. William   "««!"•
--■i.ly,.. I   |.»*.   i,*pr.    11f*n1nr     VlMWinfllO
Violet Gould, Jennie Harper, John
Hughes, Laddie Kobus. Dorothy iMc-
Lesn, Muriel Owen, Walter Owen. Hei.
en Rudnlckl, Radiant Snow, Peggy
Strachan, Cassle Thlrsk, Bruce Wal.
lace, Edua Wallace, Harvey Wallace,
Minnie Wallace, Jessie White, George
Wasnock.
Total possible 560
Total actual.,  .01
HIGH SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS
Grado 12
Edna Wallace 681
Harvey Wallace 640
Grade 11    -
Ernest Frey  766
Frod Beale  683
Lillian Cameron 658
Elsie Frey  630
Keith Colton 486
Eric Colton 471
Grade 10
Juliette Andre  864
George Quail .622
Elslo Potter 607
Martha Reid ..642
Dorothy Nelson  .409
Ray Commons  .255
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H. 8. EXAMINATION!
Arnold HmH.li.
Rnnw.   I^'va   TavornlR. I.oulnt*
Ipniio, Ilnrtha Covert,.Mary Cnrallu.
Pert-ttiitag-i* SS.fiS
ruplU having pirfi-c alKmdnnw,
Annlo Reran, Edna ttartou. Jot- Hoo.
nlo, Louie Ilosftln, Mary llotigh, Lllltnn
nutVloy, Shermnn E4g»r, Mary tiny**,
wlnkl, Willie K<nwly, Vita Kn<'*\
<*lnri»nf»» Mangan. Awnl«i l'i«'-». E*»a
P'dak, Mary Snlann'*;!, 1^»«l«* Shnlnlka.
Clifford I'lthiil, Cyril Whltch- u«-
Division Xt^-A. Hartt Teacher
Ve*ff*:liet' .   ... !>fi,10
Pwfiilt having   ftrttm  att^ndanw*
.Aljoir* IHtAmnn, l.wv 1l**n1, Riwl«« IWt-
*nt*h •n~ln»i.tl*wiii«l XtttAv-htt* tu* !no'- Fwnriw Car.nata,   ,1obn r«*Ht<i<i
«cn an-intelleetaal body-here »»„,„,„„ mvtdwii, lia^i Unburn \ml*
'   " - -    .-.    . ifV)t«t*r».  lohn l»r»*«i*i.  \l*rv    tl»»uni.
Do ron not b<»ll«fe. Comrade l*avl
U**wrgi> ppiiko. ^Math-"* Hfwd.    I«th"
son* that yaw »«h»nt ml«ht b* ^J^[nuW;Vl if«Pv'ii^ki»Mi. Mm.-i ''•»..
*i»rl in «,•"'*>'£*,^„*£*i£;\r,toip*'K*Uiory, ««h y.tlnutr. 9m
t'Av
* w.j
\M1 li
I mrtnO**" wrmld not n**d to tetf on thn I
vis
* be-dv would thl» »»»r..t(5!is*mon of
I o*i**m* * 'ii_j_ jiH-u   a^tl   wmtn   4
periet ef the ulatw btomtb W» fer <-J^ ^^^^t kindly tell me wl»t
-•o«M<MRgtiHillM>lMd<lt«n>r»r«atlMr« }••», one »4t Votm bnn to oB«r Jtm
wMI» be lay between tbo i-roiy.nu   -rtnt^r,?  li* It a b»llever to wwe.
mt treat-    tSmmmtiy bm tmmttd It-a ,^t* *har«alttta*g. 1 *pre»U»*.   "<**   l"f
.i.lMiltin lf«t» ****** *a*mL *":*"„*"■.'\Vrlr*   leal* Hmmo,    ti>it<u
™  ^taiic* la ufca * trip to PJW*   > *•<* im^m T,w,l. \\Hf tu.i>. tUi
Otli'
*t#*' %* t* old or alfk, and tn with
•lei er with death benefit a. we b*b*x*
tbnt ntter a p*rum haa given their t<r.:
rimmn Im tb* atat*. er  lb* runununltv.»Division Pit
Pan-
*9t9ttX'**** Pi** ItH, V,*t-\**
lav l>rt,
tn iini.
\   Dlvliton XIX.-Fleni* Q, McVicar,
i Teacher
■    Iv-rpfntaei' 93.60
i    l»optl» hiving   portfrt   Itt^ndaneo:
' Mav Andrnon. Hilda l»r«wn, Atewart
; Tir-vvn, wtlltc Itrown, Arr-hle Cairn*.
jEva Fawri-tt, John llel»l'». Stephen
!Vlr-M«, rxt*r\* tlttnt. .Tarr.«»« l/>af. He.
'r***** njffff, lltiwrt* Maw««*r. Anna
jMngf-idka, So* M-ntMka. J»»hn Pet-^r
■fn. Flwtwrt   »hn»nfl#M,*   Etta
i utn < v»".».,.th.vss«*. i.Vh'%
; i*w* tt-ntt fAwin Wbnllry
Otv.aion XX,—(Mrt.) A. f tley,
Ttae*>**
Pi>t<" vipre .....
I'up'.U   hxiiixtt,   pi-rf.'i*' iiimdner*'
n*uHhan*a, W;»a I'Vatk**.. «Wn»wb» lw,v*
^t*,^   »„%« M«ri»ltii  Wiialwtih   "--
. O-lk**.   ►',}•*■«   t**f'*~TkUti.   n
White.
-gz-Mr^i
»?M
Mot*
The follou ing are the cla?s leaden
ns determined from the last oxamlna,
at ions:
In Grade 9
CU»f leaders, highest totals In
Science nnd Latin divisions:
In n.i hv MeLt-an, Helen Rudnlckl.
In lltoraturo—Dorothy McLean.
In mathematics—Helen Rttdnlekt.
In srlence—Wm. Dicken.
In drawing-Clifford Oonld.
In rlassici—Dorothy Oarner.
ln dejiortment -John llnghei.
In Grade 10
('inn* tfnder -lullelte Andr#.
Mathematlr l«adnr--JttinHt« Andre,
dasiicn icadnr—.inllette Andre.
v»sgll*h l<»<l«>r-~n*Htrt* Qaall
Kebnoe leader—lleorge Quail.
Deportment leader—Martha Reed.
Dr. W. H. Pickering
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C, MAY 9th, 1919
1'
NEW RECORDS
Results secured daring the past year re-affirm the position of the Sun Life pf Canada as
the largest life assurance organization of'the Dominion,
Fair-dealing arid progressive business methods have given it leadership in annual New
Business, Total Business.... in Force, Assets, Surplus Earnings, Net Surplus, Total
Income, Premium Income and Payments to Policyholders.
M. A. KASTNER
Ejjanaisijiijsija*^
AGENT
FERNIE NEWS
For Sale Cheap.—A twelve seat
Ferris Wheel and Organ; in first.class'
condition; a good money maker for
this summer.' Apply to S. Trono, Blair,
more, Alberta. 38.-1P
Serial to Conclude Next Week.--
The big increase in'the circulation oi
The District Ledger during the past
fe-A' weeks caused a miscalculation in
the supply of newsprint contracted for,
on the coast and our regular three
months' shipment has not arrived in
time for this isfcuc. Because of bavin,-*;
to issue a four.page paper much inter.
eating matter has been crowded out
and our serial story is reduced to two
columns. Next week we will eonclud.i
'"nie Return of Tarzan" and by thi
following week expect, to commence
another thrilling story'by* the sama
author, "The Son of Tarzan."
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
UNVEIL HONOR ROLL
A most enjoyable gathering was
held by the Knights of Pythias and tho
Pythian Sisters on Tuesday evening
when the Honor Roll of the lodge was
unveiled. The illuminated roll, artlstil
cally engraved by N. H. Hawkins, of
Vancouver, and appropriately framed,
carries the following names of the
Pernio Knights who took part in the
great war:
Piano Tuning—If .your piano needs
tuning send a note to Box 498, Pernie
and I will call and do the work for
you  at  a  reasonable   cost. 1*.   O.
Sherman.
Chief of Police Welsby to Resign.—
Citizens of Fernie will learn with regret of Chief of Police .Welsby's intention to resign and move to the east'..
Chief Welsby has made many friends
in Fernie. The nature of his position
, is such that.it has demanded an exercise of patience and tolerance and
both of these qualities he possesses
ir. connection with a sense of justice
and fairness that is too ■frequentl'-*
lacking on the part of those "clothed
in authority." It will lie a long (lav
before E'eruie will be able to get another chief who can be classed as
"just as good as Welsby."
Wanted to Rent—Furnished house
|n a good location for months of May
and June.   Reply Box 88S, City .
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Dlngsdale
■D.
P. Markland
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J. Black
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Bunch
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Noddle
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Hubesty
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Hodson
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T. Baugh
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Forsythe
S.
Nicholls
R.
Lanthier
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■0-     GLADSTONE LOCAL NOTES
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»♦♦♦-»»-»-»- ♦-»-»» ♦♦»■»»
I noticed in several papers that it
is the intention of some of the film
manufacturers to stage a film, somewhere in Florida (note the place) illustrating the Bolsheviki movement in
Russia. They also think that they are
going to use the returned soldier to
make tbeir picture a success. They
must be poor fools, or Barnum must
be down there if they think the return,
ed soldier is going to pull their nuts
out of the fire.
THE UNITED CHURCH
PERNIE, B. 0.
MOTHER'S DAY SERVICES      May 11, 1919 |   jj
11 a. m.-"A COMMANDMENT WITH PROMISE."
7.30 p. m.—"THE MAJESTY OF MOTHERHOOD."
2.30 p. m.—SABBCTH SCHOOL.
There will be special music
REV. C.E. BATZOLD, PASTOR
Fernie Boy Joins Mounties.—We,
understand thnt .lack Cameron has
joined tlie Royal Northwest .Mounted
Police. He has the physique which
meets the requirements of that body
and those who know him believe that
he Will be a credit to the force and do
his bit towards upholding the best
traditions of the R. N. W. M. P.
.). Thinnings
♦Killed in Action
Alfred Baker was chairman and
preceded t)ie unveiling of the Honor
Roll with an appropriate address. A
noteworthy feature was the musical
program, nine violins, accompanied by
the piano, giving an artistic and
hi-rinonious rendition of the .March
from Tannhattser; Gloria, froni Mozart's Twelfth Mass; Romance, from
Queen of Prance, Symphony and Scottish selections. All present were un.
animous in declaring that this stringed orchestra should favor- Fernie
with a public performance., The ar.
fists were: Messrs. Richard Tolley,
Albert Tolley, Andrew, Lees, Charles
Lees, -lames Stockwell, Clifford Stock-
well, Johnnie Collect, James Robson
and Elon 13ebb. Mrs. J. Dufour was
accompanist.
Richard Tolley favored with "two
solos, Cavalier Rusticano and Trau.
marie, while Dan Alton surprised and
delighted the asseihblage by his skill
and dexterity in a special exhibition
of step dancing.
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Land Settlement Board.-—Messrs.
Ward & Neelems, of the B. C. Land
Settlement Board met. the Fernie Re.
construction Committee on Wednesday
evening. These gentlemen explained
the policy of the board so far as this
district, is concerned. The field of
.operations in this district seem to
cover only the lands south of Fernie
formerly held 'by the Fernie Lumber
company. Tlie board proposes to pay
for this land ten dollars per acre, plus
Cost of administration, plus cost of
clearing and will give a long term for
payment. About two hundred mem.
hers'of Gladstone local have already
The miners secretary received a
letter from our old time friend, Robert
Jones at Medicine Hat. Bob says the
0. B. U. is going fine down there. Good
kick to it Bob, and to yourself.
COAL MINERS, ATTENTION
$2.60. per month provides you against any accident and
every sickness, and pays $40.00 a month from the day you arc
laid up.
Particulars from
THE B. WINNETT INSURANCE AGENCIES,
Bank of Hamilton Bldg. Fernie, B. C.
Claims promptly adjusted from Ihis office
Direction Harry M. Eccles
Mon. and Tue., May 12 and 13
JESSE L. LASKEY presents
VIVIAN MARTIN
—IN—
"THE FAIR BARBARIAN"
By FRANCES  HODGSON  BURNETT
Scenario by EDITH  M. KENNEDY. Directed by  ROBERT THORNBY
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-• William Cartiledge was visiting Fernie this week accompanied by John
Glover, secretary of: Corbin Local
Union. Bill came into see his son
Albert, who has just returned; from
overseas where he has been serving
witb the C. E. F. Albert mislaid his
wallet while half asleep and half
awake when he went to bed, all-in by
travelling. Albert thought he had lost
it, bdt when the janitor was fixing his
bed, it was found intact inside the pil.
low case.
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Mrs. E. Todd
LADIES' FURNISHER
Fernie
British Columbia
■uananes tor s?aio.—$v.i)U a pam
Apply over McLean's Drug Store" or
write Box 174.—-Mrs. J. Turner.
The Second-Hand Store.—Our atten.
tion bas been called to the fact that
Mrs. Meek, whose husband was car.
rieil away by the flu epidemic, has
pluckily set to work to support her.
self and children by keeping a secondhand store which will be ready to
buy, sell or exchange articles of every
variety. Her pluck is to be commend.
«d and her determination to succeed
Is to be nd mired.
For Sale—A Magnet Separator:
nearly now; -cost $100.00; will sell
for $70.00.—nG. Parnell, Flagstone, H.
C. Apr23.fi
Self.Denlal Week,—TIib local corpi-
ofthe Salvation Army are hold) m.'
tbelr annual week tit HclM)enlal from
May 4th to llth inchisivo. Frlt-wls
and -sympathizers nro .showing much
Kiiiierosity. The work which thit
organization has cnrrleii through am'
the success which has attended Its
dealings with the outcast and unfortunate, «ommuii<I.H tin u)-im>ciut!oii of
all.
Parents Should Attend.—A iiiettint"
of the piueiitM of children int»-iidini!
Kfcrnk' m>1k»o!s Has Imt-u ia!k'J 'i.i
Monday cvenln-sr next. It is vitally tic.
co»8nry that tlif rt* should bt- a If.rpr
attendance «* :■■ fondP.itm !.a« arlM-n
whioh call* for drnnlfc action. It in-
bum coiiuidct'eil iuhi;;,i5i!i.i to S.^.-p .Im
subject matter out of print for Hte pr*)-..
nent. (mini? in the lim(t»d cnp-.'irHy nt
llm council ihnmbei thu un■**'tiitK ."I*.
be held iu tbo lulu thoiitfcr. ONLY ji.u
imt* ot childron nU(?ni)h>K »•• "kui! will
Iiii  .ill.,,', t-.l  iniiul.   .i..i,.
Hoom and -bonrd.-—,-* i«
ply 10 limvlniirl t,v, nw or
board arid in toll absence of Secretary
Martin, who is a member of the Reconstruction committee, William
Robson was deputed to attend the
meeting and will report to Gladstone
local this evening. All who put in
application are requested to be at this
meetlhg.
To all ticket sellers in District 18
in connection with the Bagioli estate,
Fernie: Please forward all" your
stubs by tho end of next week. The
drawing will positively come off' then.
This will be deemed sufficient notice.
Forwar<4 all tickets to Nie Misclsco,
Fernie, B.C.-
After six months advertising we
have found Louis Quilmet. The min.
ers' secretary turned over what was
coming to him oh Wednesday last.
Louis says he has been rambling all
over the country, and never thought
about his claim.
SOME HYPNOTIST
Mr. Editor, we used to boost Barnum
when he was in town, We used to
think that he had got anything oh
earth skinned in hypnotism, but I am
afraid be has been beaten to it, "by
some one at Bankhead. We noticed
that tbey. have refused to endorse the
O. B. 13.      Instead of worrying about
Seasonable Millinery in the Latest Styles from the
Great Fashion Centers
Coats, Capes, Suits, Gowns, Dresses, Whitewear, Hosiery, Fancy
'Work Materials, etc.
Special attention to Mail Orders. - •'
=!_-_ ^n-.~m.lr,
put injrejtroests ror uniu   irom   rmrp-nuKe unrcj^row—m tc. iirer»onu —«■
specialist up there to examine   their
eraniums.
Now Possesses a Car.—Oscar Krlck.
son, who has distributed more social.
1st literature ■•than any othor man In
tbls section of British Columbia, Is
now the possessor of nn automobile.
Iu tiew of the fact that,tho Calgary
Herald is Intimating that all radical
propaganda in this country is being
financed by tbe Bolsheviki, the sec.
ret service nro said to havo examined
Oscar's buzz wagon to see If it car.
rien Trotsky's coat of arms.
One Hundred Ptr Cent for' O. B. U.
—A telephone mespngfi rooolvod by
The District Ledger Just before gohu?
to press says that tito local of the B.
('. Loggers Union nt Crow's N'ost. have
lust taken Hie ballot on the ONK BKi
i'.NlOX and approve of tbnt organism.
to* ny-).« Hi'xrmEn  per  crvt
NTItOXO.
DEATH OF MRS. THORNTON
The sympathy of Gladstone Local
union is extended to tho husband and
family of the late Mrs. Thornton, who
died at Coal Creek this week. Tho
funeral will take place Friday, May
9th.   All friends pleaso take notice.
THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF FERNIE
NOTICE
All Ratepayers whose taxes
are still unpaid for tlie year 1918
are hereby reminded that inter
est is being charged at the rate
of 8 per cent per annum.
A tax sale wiii be held on September 30,1919.
BAr-i.
an an
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See charminn Vivian Martin in this delightful story of the American girl
in England who can see nothinq but the Land of the Free. The story Is by
the world-famous author of "The Little Princess."   Don't mles It.
-O-
IN MEMORIAM
In memory of our beloved son Harry
Ouinco, who died of wounds on May
tho 4th. 1918,
Gono but not forgotten; to our memory
ever dear.
--From mother and father and brother.
The Rebekah'a Whist Drive.—On
Thursday evening Ingram's hall was
crowded with those who were anxious
to pariSclpnto In the Rebekah's Whist
Drive and Danco. The cushion tickets
were drawn by Master Duster Dufour
nnd tbo twenty-fifth taken from the
bag was tho lucky one. The winner
wns Mr. Kl«r, of Suddaby's Drus
Storo.
NOTICE
Reliable Usfed Autos
I have several for sale, including Chevrolet, Dodge, McLaughlin,
Chalmers
Prices asked are very reasonable, and it will pay you' to see me
before buying elsewhere
Special Bargain in a Pord Five Passenger       $250.00
Special Bargain in a Gray Dort  .$825.00
Be sure and look this up. Correspondence invited
i FRANK WADDINGTON
AUCTIONEER
Phones 770-469 S. O. E. Building, Tenth Street
LBTHBRroaE, ALBERTA
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Business
Wednesday Only, May 14
Fernie Amateur Dramatic Society
 PRESENT	
The Screaming Three Act Comedy
"Facing, The Music"
DON'T FAIL TO 9EE YOUR LOCAL FAVORITES IN THE FUNNIEST PLAY
EVER WRITTEN. DOORS OPEN AT 7.46.   PERFORMANCE 8.15
SEATS ON SALE AT SUDDABY'S
Prices: 75c. and 50c.
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NOTE THE BARGAINS!
Economical buyers will reap a harvest of dollars.       As the small boy
Thursday Only, May 15
THOMAS H. INCE presents
CHARLES RAE
in "The Hired Man"
This la the tort of picture that mad* Mr. Ray ona of the moat popular atara
of the day.  A typical red.biooded lnc« characterization; full of "pep" Intplra.
tion, and surprises
Mack Sennett—Paramount Comedy
"Sheriff Nell's Tussle"
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Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17
The World's Sweetheart
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