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[it:<he vpAks ororgudmd lain a',   .    "     . " .V.^Vv
"mttHon  Lancasl*er cotton
LvjSJjre-re Idle tor more than
ttwnaand 'Ytnlehlre
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tent regards thelpolice
atsdangaroui
^ngptti   ,
r The Rovei
a c^t&tesfotifie*la&tf.c
Tte. home, s^etarf>v 'E. Sho'rtt, > bas
declared mitt tbe anvenuaent.is firm
aad will consld-Sir no cotnprt>mlse or
y^eld .to Une ^Uc»men's.demands to
save -the statue of an ordtaaVy labor
union.*f *...' *; '\ '•■'   - ' i ■ •    >
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. bsgre decided' to stitte
. ted now Uie>LondonW
tAott.4b.fo'on their. B^eond
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ftyotton", br the triple
■WP&E* owners' and
^S-Tlieee powerful
_ i floret «all<H to de-
Jdbey'lfcaU nas the wea.
l-Sgte* to;At4o en.
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Policy Committee, of District 18,
iu session here^Kas decided to^or-
ganise *tho £>istrio% into the One
Big Union u^nder'the title of Dis-
triot'No. 1, Mining Department ot
Ori^^Big Uniph.' The B,owdJn-
structttlfthe District o0icers% r«^
■Direct actlon^by <(be workers is de^
nounced byo»nyi,6ub|ilc men,ae anatt
tempt <to ueurpii^etpowers^ot pariia- wl_»„1OT .uc.
goneiwtck on %k pledgee^to labqrrr*;
John Hodge, termer mlnlatter ot.ten-
eiouft sail tn pfrflamengtonlffht^'It
I00U sa Wm *>pgrdrchlrik a'^n-
cl*l electlotu- .,?V *i..*i •     ..^ * -
®L*.-^ .-   '''■;■>•. *& "'*
Uvnmier LktydOeorge's tamoiiej>6l-
Jcyr,of Compromise, en low uucpeeetttl,
appears to have reached tbe breaking
point and certainly le'undergoing Us
severest teet. Nojwoner ts Mae. eruption cleared aoXiupi a new one breaks
amsoo,- aiw^BmeiiO'- **» ^^fel*I*3r
ln tbe toiMpral commons,.John.Hodge
and William Thorne are preacljlng re*
etralnt   and  .pjrtlence   .While    ipf
cojtetruotlon fronftte wariie Tieliuf>arr
ranged.and are i sralr^ittwi wong&jt ..».«-..-,„.    ,_.,.,
meb^at Gr^tffl *alfi|rVuro;fW^pai^^
le,?-.*
^Bt
org^tkize, the< local* into the' new
-gahization.     #>,^. /' ;   ;
ThelDiwc&r ^t^fOpe^tions
haa beepndlifieia.: of'thV change
amLhg1^Wolf^r #t^ene^ o^gan-
''l^n j*> ep|o^inj) a^wwfe agwe-
"     Qper-
^en^mth^tb^^te^ Coal
ator8#ABsoc2atio^'"
International officials of the if.
M:,W. of A^hav^ieciddd to .make
a Jour of AftJMatrit^ and address
meetings wja^'vie^ to perouadf
ing the lo<&ls io retain their con-
nection witli ^American organ-
tymU9i^ed*a.^j..Al.ii maactSltA-ttft
ed.-At'Chinook tjiey bad be
liick and pjitained ati atulience of.
Beven.^No^)gTam hoe been pub-
~" 'j^.'thear proposed
■<v>-
-*««*,. r. ****<-r*. y Ok-1. -'
' -y 1   M.
•'- Indianapolis
1   thai ,-tbe
that Pre^d^WpirlBtopheai. Secretary-Treasurer iB&wne and otteie
are out of a Job. Wfhey stated tliat
they.have full autMrity to act, and
that it will practlovly mean & jeofc
ganteation, ot the d-Wtrlot of the min*-
ers who desire fo-TOHc under thei'btaQ.
ner of the U, M. W»f A, t •■'"*
•* Alternatlve^rovided   -~
v They stated thsOhe imternaitlonal
had no depire to,tame itself upon the
miners of Gphaqa, mk the mln*ers will
be given the^ppoiOnity of. r^alnlng
their, fnpm^rphlp; Irfitlie U. M. W. A.
at an early date, ^Mvjding th^y.were
willing txfjjjarryou^te'lawB, and that
the' International'
all in-its power to
bringing .about b~
"Then -ihe' prei
mlnet*' in this
,qut of^offl-pe?"
asked, "the  inte
WA discuaa the issues" in^
      e,
Mwm
preagmje
v "Absolutely .01^
Mr. Ballantyne,
authortty to speal
%Hed'VM4i»e ,Wg "
'1 s -
' The rep&sSn
when tbey-aske^
pbos- what unie
te^'«^felx fl«nifej
membenthip • cw^f
WotV
willing to do
let the minora la
' condtaoe*.
officials of the
aro;absolMte|7
>ai
.1,1
'they bte¥''«i
n-behalf of'thfe
r^k«A^srlca at'
'Defiant '\
^mentioned that
tdenteGhrto
beloupF^i
r   the ti&W&Ws
|tii#„iOn»1Slg^ttt":
"     '-        -AT. 'r.  f*.
via .   "       1' ' i\l1*   ,'>.»
ilblUon til mem--
llne^orkiqrs of
t^iwr dt*lorgaa>
Sonal repmenta^
it
>t-
ft   ,
.,, i'^mL,
,*-.>^t-1M#f1
rtiatlqW^wfllfpf cTjjfl, arfnjority of tho deilera llttv•-
ing liad lftt^c stocks on hand., Somo
of them, however/ aro beginning to
h«i low, and the/johnston Storage &
Oa?EaJ?e. Company announced to*lay
'thai theyv^oul4" have to shut ott on
locafj(3eliy,eiW. ^
This, com WJ,ny; however, anticipates
that the shortage will only bp temporary, and that no serious failure of coal
supply will occur this winter, because
of the fat-i that there will bo plenty of
men seeking employment- wbo.will
willlde'ly ^ork ih the mines, union, or
no union. "; '      . " , T* '/f, '
Lott and. Company report thatthey
have plenty of coal yet on hariil ekcej^t
for; the Bankhead. senii5aaU»rac|te,t>'
Wblob>thei«J||a^^:eii«y^ my-.
  . ..Wt
anticipate that tlie condition %||Ionly
be Wmporary—that Vthq tialMrs always seem to pull off hVgfe^j^.4htt',
*ta?.otthe fo$l&om#^$Mi- i.
9»,ippad3ppufc i^-te.r~£ 4":^ *■-.%&/'
W.&..Q-Tbom-w, ^.tfo T-h©'niw;,»^d,
ancl; Cartage Ctampa-nv.* took *KWm
jjLotoujfitipm: of fttie •sltiiatfgn; -Saftf
Thomas said thatthere wwJ'|ulte »4ot
ofAcoal ia,stbt«jgji(?tn the dtyiMie,
present time, .^ti^ak ^he;^ppjy w«w
When asked what steps •* had been
taken as far as reorganisation was concerned, the Irttern&t/ional repreeenta-
Si?-, f^1^ *liat ttoy had 'orwarded
tbio following circular to all locals ln
the district: .    .,     4
.-*-'•* Officials Clrculsiy ,<^u i* *,
To the officers and memMw'of ftfr
local unions ofthe tJnJtedmffioWorlt*
ew of America:—  •      ,;       *#'
Greetines:-^- ' •      '7, "^ ,
The International -executive "board
PCIW8, Indiana, July 10,,1&19,<© take
.t^moeting threwteimbers of:tterlraard
W informed of-tbe-aotion taken by
""Vi-S.lselative to a referendum vote
2BSt,kwi B)ace OR*he WBstlon^of
ip had
" ^ftPteferoTiwi#»rW^
ffSm^teW" wcqtt^a^owid
s^*!a^i*^''toJ^aMr *•**»"«
W™». ««*,fit*8ommle«lon
titers fuU p6wer to act «a their Judg-
m ™^Po^V^eco€W!»ard, the
•bmtlt^A Mr.: CfcristoiShjers and tite*
W/TS^M*? oT Pbtrlot No.
assaEsraSM
card |o t-te Aomn
ran-*
^
S?^j
^^»%!Mil>silfe.fJroaath'
wnrjtor-tfc
atoi
i:k
sque
"iBfti
&U
Coal Fai|fe;Is ;§
i*.
1
July 31 —Immediate po'
'■J      'J I
eev aotk« in acoordanoe witb obvanbb    •*,    '-' .v>'f 1
•^  *•* jf1'1
** ^
tionisiirged by?tboCaiadlaS talljJMF
war board in conneoUon-wlth tedtVfi>
tert supply4ot coal fo^^ipanada.*     •
-^Ilte,iiapeiidiQR'Bbor*t|ge ls real, Ilk
Mtousi^iooiuiot,' te'ewitgwt-edK
sild invofllctal of ^''(Bw
way war boemttbie niornln*^'., **--,-'
, fWa are satisfied on tbat point aajh
ite raOweO* ot^kaadw ^aro'^jfiBmap-:
eev a  *
here.
Aumors tbat ttm coal.
ffl"
xaots. .S* -i .-'I--*;"
^W.'jjisT    ''■■*,'•'-" ■»'■',   ,..,'^
Reefna, Jaly St.—Hon. -q^A.
mtog bas Megraphed Hon.O. p.
ertson that tba coal strikes .In
berU._hive causW   kaertomUh^U J
5tfflrt    '
age of coel ahdttot-un]
'S&t'rt  .» Tt-s-s'--,     *   : -
-^i'^5l
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?'tto';^aiaain^wi
v>*s
-4 Playlet Only Once Performed
I'JtKSKNT-
uiari;
SCENE—Office of District 18; Calgary,
-i'resid^nt 1*. M. rhrfstoplitfi-s, So*.'ty.-Trwis. 1-ldw.
jind  \ i v-1 rvn. Alox. M •! jr^.m.
Jrowuo
Ww**fflraE^eftSW     ^..^j.^..,.- „       ^
Christophers and " Secretary BroWne
have, aa can well be understood, had
too busy a time to prepare an extensive, exclusive report ior Tho .District
Ledger and the comrrtisBlon from Indianapolis have not sought to use these
columns for the conveyance of any
spedal Information to the rank and
file.
In another column will be found a
dramatic presentation of what took
place when the commission sent by
present strike ,<ttie fh\ernatlOMl rep^
resentatlves stated ihat if the locals
decided to remain wittf- the International tbnt the latter would do all In
its power to affect a settlement of the
etrlke which has been iu exigence
now since Slay 24.
It is the intention* of -the International  representatives to  remain  in
•Caltyary until matters in D'.sfric-'  18
havo beon/ readjusted.
The Picks for Them
,-Xelthor President ChrlE-tophors nor
Fe-cretar.V'TrenBurer   Kd.   Hrowuo  np
*y;
iftCtflflMf mogthig
aim cut only aliout a nionthr
Tmdf, 1*»4't * Company-report, * lint
they Imve a xupply <jf coal on hand
Niifllcieut to fill orders now eoitiiiig i«,
liut that no Nliijiiu«»nln of eoal 'mv nr-
riving in tluMity,
(Calgary Herald July 29)
Formal demand has been made by
iho  International  representatives  of
Ledger that tho rank
work«r» throughout the
t-nko ;
riiainiuin Ititlhtutync—■" Well, ir»*ntlcnu'ii, thm-commitu^ ih here
trt invcNti^titc the cojKlltiotift in Hiis distrii't."
Ohristophcra—We shall answer any quest ions you may ask to the aPl>rovo of tl>« «•»"«! »k
tteat of o«r ahililv." ! ^1' "T"* mu\ ,
,,,    ,    . *■**■.-*„.*    *    i »»y this in full kuowMKo
(rrothichiff some papers) * Did thw oflice,,Uat ,u, lhe 0,^^
We hewwJthqttote1 tbe laat ta lines
ofcartlelie 14, section 2, of tbm International constilutlon.- aha which' reads
«»follows: ,
S "Any member aicceptlng membership
n the industrial Worker* of tho
World, the Working class Union, or
any othor dual orgaiileatlon not affiliated with the American Federation of
Labor, shall be expelled from membership in the ITiiitnd Mine Workera of
America• and no members of anv siu>li
organization   Khali   be   permittod   fo
wm ,.,.„ ^
his evidence reads lh paft''iii' followjn-
Sefgt wahgh told of a',rottv*rs»tlo£
with pdward Browne, Ca|gai7 when a
copy of tho AYettorn Labor News
braring a circular chirt of tho soviet
governm<nt rrtiched Calsary, Holding
tho patter in hit* hnnde Browne called
Wauffh to 1i!h Hid.;, witness testified,
and ntlil:
'Thi» Is tbo aim of tho Ono Illg Onion, tho hovIoi?. fopin of Kovenunent,
ns we nro going to l-riv-o it.-
Sergt. Waugh then gave u Bhort hts-
h-tw {iieinliiTNhlp'iti «mr union unlo«B 1 ,or>' uf ,h»» On* lll-g Utwion, which had
thoy furfHt th(»ir me.mberi*th*!p In the jilH <»»e*Ptlon at n mine workers' con-
dual orgaiiizntloii inimedlat.e|y upon vea,ion- Thoso were rhjnfly UusHlanu
Micurlng inemlMirHhip in the 1'niteill<,ll(' ^'wtrluim led 1»* nrltish, Hcot*b
AII110 Wmrkers of Ameri01." i ,ri**b uiul ltallft«H, ho wild.
Clcilrmau llallatityi 1-
I'owlriliuki any of its funis to tho 0. B. ll?"
Christophers- *Ahfolutfly. no."
Cliairmnii 11« I In *• t >■ r-^-j—'* | see from « paper Hint   1 h.ive  irt
Po»-1 plate.     " i ™»«» irom ™ ««^»r or iun otnoo in ! „„s(„w  rormerlv- wnbln' ib*-  UirMl*-* 1	
jtlclatw, all the lnternaHlonnl oflictalsl    -We will be out to light them for'1"" •«<!««  Ira-v-JH building   .Tuesday ;ij„„ f„ ni,.-P,;n s„ iv *,hmm lavi- th"
land all ;he ami pig«»iw und white-1 all we are worth." .dilpiwl in 8ecw !""r";"f,; ££1)**-nJr»lu*tBT\i' f)J,""r<"»i *>* «»< «--*vrHig th. r «,«».«<.-
n JHverod ieW|le..thM. roaibtaed for^ >\?* »«*■•■  "W" aro "ol UM 1,lU^ SSkSt^^TiJn   h«X"^ ■ ^*?h ^ r  V* W^' <,,!,, *
111 V * 111*    HCnn^U Mimna.M    .»**-   ii   muiii      iium     mnl   It '    |i'||i'       *U'\ r       Iff    Iff Hlf -h 11^       S\ it I       '}l
wita^ui.^, hum^n,,,,., i,i.».\;z*::zx':,:t;vs:%^^  «7Ai^tAr:sA,.isse
!aKfti»l«t   Int< rational  ulllliatron n» at.* Ttxt of Letter ; to t;«!,.. i».h,iii«k- of ihi< opportunity
jprosent consthuted, It would not. only!    The lotter that wa* »t<>nt fo ih.. late will   rnttrv   »<„   (f.nmiL*--j(in   »t   \h,.
„...,„*., . (Calgary Herald. July 29.1 ;u« better for the miner* of this dl»-1official* of the dliUritu by the interna- «Iiov>. miirns.
CMtairinHll Iwllanfvtte--<Hi«n«|!i a lelteri "Did Mr. Irvine rend*    *,.,    ..     .•■-,- 'trict, but tho«e throughoir ('anada to tional mprt «'n'at|v..ti n»tt<l: i    ?!;.• Ik. -rrationai ini.,*,  sn ?n,}, »,;
Distru't    In of the  „„,,.u„ ,i„,iw „„.« Mn<w '    "Wi* , an the -fomnilKHlnii appointed - tf.ix off.-r, ilm-n tio' «n»it it nml
rhristojdicr«--"TI'P» t»i»n<»y was eoutriWeil from various laeiils1
and sent through this offlco." j
long-drawn-out utrtke of the mlnern In
»h:« •1',-'.r'e', tiiel ulm> thf action thai
h'« bmn prnviifli hy I'r nldent f'hrlf-
tuph r* and fMher ottlflotn of thi- min
im In n't allegnl Minn:*.! !• I»ti'.ili
a**,  fnnn lin^nis'imgl ntfllininn.
A* the rixtili of 'l «-lr Itxi-ilrl. ■» 'te- ■
* 'r* t S'hrt 1, •»>—'«, h'-tti'iv",!
pre-MeM of iho l*r*"#«**I Mine Work
■».-     r **m«rt,-■   I>n Vi)rti1«*. nl h«"id
ill.  f.ilifii v  !(• 1 I'd. .I'll-  •„•'!
Will. 1   M. \'«-'      ..i.t..n    .(   1
W.-din  1 .ill H|» • .lm-    \**-<»Mli-
Inti,     ,..-,>.<■ n'    !!■    i'Ml '   • ■ ,il   I ll<    I'
j
I
this letter to you!"
(Jlknstophcn*— ' Ves. at least ono very similar."
Bwwnto—"y«i, In'ine read Wist letter
hate a copy on flic."
Ohainnaii Hallanlvti^~MWhy did you >
Cliri*li»pli«r»*~'*VVlMi Khottld we hav
through the window f"
Dslrymple—"Dnn't yon know the International (VmMittttiori!"
Christopherw-~*ll*rwtty well."
Ihilrywtple—(Havetrelv) "Why ditl yon not tell your  member*
thst was rontrary to tl■*• e-onHl(tutionf"
Clirislophera   *'I ln>)<i!V*o lhat lh« tnHiilierw of mv distri't utider-
sl«nd the pntmion* of Ih* eon«tttit»ion,"
t'hsirman ll«llantynfr»-(l»m,luHnir eopy of Hrenlur H«n».t l.v the ^^upMJ^w^Suort.S'Vu t •"»hwV ,rt ,h" pUU "
poliry eooimitUe, tyj»««*l um i»«|«»r of Fernie I*.».(»n*tiion    " -    -  - .'..'■       .•-..•. *
this in a very sedate mnnmrK '* Was thii wttt fnnn vtmr ofH**y*
Chrktophers   <,rw."
Clwiretaw lUlhtitlyiiif—"Mr, Bruwue, ym &"U\\ u* autl'm-r Ifme
th#r» II |f - ,15.1 tm» wo« V*
Hwsroe™-" Vo *W 1 «H«l w«* "
fTtslrwnn I*nl!ntt1vTie * Trnifu*'*" ;i i13"n"'",' hum «'. t\ p
PedertHwnihft 1 "Thl* m>.»»*ii»ir «liiKHir» tbnt y**M "l«d V^'imr m*w-* "■*> .i»**ii"*i
ed to the arnWont* report."
"Th** it im|#t»i** vriO-s-ont mv w«i«'ii* "
'nslfymple—fVery KH-atfrfy) "Mr. Ttrownn*. «U von »«i|» *.it'".M.rs
the O B. IT. f"
Bwwni—"I do: I am a very slrotif •npr>«»rt'*of the f* !! f* "
Dairywpl*v-~j In a vevy !.*>u.| voji-p, iMiiniin^ 1«»* Hn^-r »i tin-wt...
phers) "Do yon. as pnatMitirt of this JDistriet mnport. Ibe 0 I' *f *" ^'wm*"'" ?o-"
l.'hnsl*op,(ierH--''lfhr«wi» hi in his O.H.I'. earti} "Ijivilt n* t»<it " n„f.'n<w, '.w J-*,, a.—,*,,
Dslvwnple -"Mstr V,* t*tht*r wie«o*»er-» of *fi*» mmm't*.-.!     ,* ii,*«
€'*#& f*
HrrWopheiw -"Vr*. tisl'e * pMntv* *f il."
Dalryntple  • fftt a s^III louder \am*\ "tet in mi!"
Dslryn>|»lc—fOnintr thfwweli the iloorwav   mini* liw  fii*-**"  nt
1$oV»onn\ * * Il« mi mmtmrl tke fl. B. Iff"
Mt^«g»»--,iftwt thing.'*
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THE     DISTRICT     LEDGER,     FER-NIE, B. C, AUGUST 1, 1919.
The A.F.of L. Entrenchment
"Holy Family" Took Action To Make Positibns Secure
In the closing hours of the Atl-antic Qity convention the "Holy
Family" of the American Federation of Labor became apprehensive
of the security of their future position and decided to entrench themselves.
There has been a strong tendency inside of the A. F. of L. to modernize the organization. Many workers have eome to realize that the
obsolete plan of craft organization is but -the reflex of era ft production and should pass<a\vay with the passing of craft production. They
liave come to understand that any organization that proposes to pro-
teet the w6rkers in modern industry must be formed upon an industrial basis as a reflection of industrial production.
Further, as the development of the capitalist system has given a
political character to strikes, by the more frcquout and sudden use of
the political weapons against the strikers, wage slaves have come to
appreciate Uie value of calling a strike of the whole community.
These tendencies towards industrial organization and the general
strike menace the security o£ the position of-the dueseaters in the
American Federation of Labor and they have taken steps to stop it.
The Constitution of the Federation has been amended to make it
illegal for any organization or members of the organization to advocate a general strike or industrial organization without the consent of
the General Executive Board of the. American Federation of-Labor.
Everyone knows how much chance there is for the Executive Board to
approve of that kind of'agitation.
There is an old saying tlmt if a calf is given enough rope it will
hang itself. It is quite certain that lhe A. F. of L. is getting enough
rope.  The question of its hanging rests with the workers.
Workers S- Unite
... *
LOGGERS and CAMP WORKERS
THIS MEANS YOU
JOIN THE
B. C. LOGGERS UNION
61 CORDOVA ST. W., VANCOUVER, B, C.
DO IT NOW
ONE BIG INDUSTRIAL UNION FOR ALL CAMP WORKERS
Loggers of the Interior Oountry Take Notice
The Loggers of the Coast Districts have formed an organization known as the B; C. Loggers' Union, industrial in its
scope, comprising all workers in theTiSmiieFitrdustTy7irad~eon-
struction camps, affiliated with the   Vancouver Trades   and
Labor Council and the B. C. Federation of Labor.
¥■■■    AVe invite all Loggers in the interior to join hands with us
in a united effort to better our conditions, which can only .be]
done in thi^manner.** v% * ^j
Organizers are now on the road and will pay you a visit
in the near future.
So get ready!
For further information communicate with 2. Winch, secretary-treasurer, 61 Cordova St. W.
VANCOUVER. B. C. PHONE SEYMOUR 785G
TRADES UNIONISTS OF CANADA
STOP1 READ!  THINK!
WHAT IS THE USE OF
INCREASED WAGES
If the Manufacturer, Wholesaler, and Retailer are to add to the increased wage cost, their
usual percentage of profit, and compel you to
buy back the commodities you produce with
with three scales of excess-Profit added?
Protect Wage Values
by organizing Cooperative distribution and ulti
mately Co-operative production of the merchandise for which your wages are exchanged.
FERNIE CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY, LTD.
Incorporated 1907
Workers Control of Industry
Capitalism Uncrupulously Desperate In Efforts To
Crush Russian Workers
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There is a counter-revolutionary magazine, Struggling Russia,
(which is financed by American banks with Russian money), carrying
on a very large campaign of advertising against the Workmen's and
Peas-amis' Republic of Russia. This magazine insists that Bolshevism
is "the central world problem."
The conscous capitalist press? is now stressing this aspect of Bolshevism. They now recognize that it is not a problem of pro-German
agents, of mass murder, of chaos in Russia; nor simply a Russian problem—it is the central world problem of Socialism against Capitalism,
The determining factor in international events is not that Germany
havS been crushed, or that a number of small nations have emerged to
''independence," or that the world is being divided territorially and
financially.* The determining factor is that out of all this, out of the
war and the collapse of Capitalism, has emerged .the definite proletarian struggle for Socialism. This struggle for Socirfjism is no longer a
theory isolated in action; it is\jiow a fact of life itsfelf, .the most vital
problem for Capitalism and the proletariat.
In meeting the problem, Capitalism is fighting for it* very existence. And it is unscrupulous in its use of methods. The workers
of Russia initiated this world struggle for Socialism; and so international Capitalism, represented by the allies, concentrates its attacks
upon the workers of Russia as the resolute defenders of the interests
of the workers of the world. Starvation, counter-revolutionary plots,
assassination, invasion and terror,—all these are means used in a
desperate struggle to crush Socialist Russia.
The apologists of Capitalism try 'to complicate the problem. They,
try to make it difficult for the workers to understand.
But the problem is very simple. It is not a problem of democracy,
or of communizing women, or pf mass murder, or of any of the lies
spread so feverishly by the bourgeois press and other agents of Capitalism. The crux of the "Russian problem" is simply this: workers'
control of industry. •• -^
Let us for a moment consider t'he purpose of thn'Soviet Government: The political power of Capitalism (and its ally, the nobility)
has been crushed. The workers have conquered political power. The
workers are using this power to crush the industrial power of the cap-,
italists,—giving the land to the peasants end the factories to the
workers. A capitalist republic (such has prevails in our ewn country)
recognizes the "rights" of capital as supreme the whole social system
is based upon the supremacy of capital. The Soviet Republic, which,
is a republic of the masses of the people, recognizes the rights of the
workers alone. The basis of the Soviet Republic is workers' control ot*
industry,—Industrial democracy. Slowly, painfully, in spite of starvation and alien invasion, the Russian masses are crushing the power ol
e-apitai7^reeing^hr-worke-T*s^r«m
capital, and constructing a new society of communist labor and fraternity, of workers' control of industry, in whicfy labor shall work for
the peace and happinfess of -the people, *%nd not ior the profit of the
-capitalists. ' .",'*" !
a i t 'i
The Russian revolutionary masses are introducing Socialism. This
fact is against the interests of Capitalism, since hi Socialism proves a
success in Russia the workers of the world will struggle for a similar
objective. Capitalism, accordingly, mobilizes against tho Socialist
workers of Russia in oivier to crush the workers of the world.
"What is Capitalism ? It ia a social system bused upon, private
property, upon the private ownership of industry by the capitalists.
The workers are deprived of industrial proporty; tliey must secure a
job in order to live, and theso jobs are dispensed by the capitalist
owners of industry. The owner of industry is out to make profits; he
employ* the workers simply in order thait they shall produce profits
for him. Tho wages of tho workers do not represent all the values firo-
dueed by tlieir labor; the employers appropriate part of these values,
a surplus value over and above tiie value represented in the wages,
whieh becomes the profit of the capitalist elass. In other words, the
workers are robbed of a portion of the fruits of their labor,«*out of
which booty the capitalists acquire wealth and power.
Capitalist industry, moreover, is an autocracy. Starthig with the
Hiuall employer, up to the great masters of finance, the capitalist class
absolutely control* industry.
This autocratic control of industry culminates in the absolute
control of the iiulustiul life of the imtiou-und of the world—cxercis-
ed by finance-capital, by the great batiks and industrial monopolists,
hy an insignificant minority of the people.
The wortora have no say Sn tho management of industry under
this industrial autocracy. They have no vote in thc management of
proilvwtlon, or in tlw disposal of the (roods they produce. They must
accept Hie dwmion* of tin) industrial autocrats. They may ease their
loudagc a bit hew and there by means of union*; but this slight advantage is offset by the increasing power and tyranny of capital.
lrnder this system, the workers do not work to live, they live tn
work. They live to produce wealth and power and pleasure for the
masters of industry.
«
This industrial autocracy of capital control* the government. It
controls the press. It control* tho schools. It controls because these
industrial autwrote have thc wealth, ami wealth under Capitalism
means power. This industrial autocracy is able to puschss* thc services of a mercenary army of intellectuals, educators, politician* and
ionnmliits, whose task it is to u««-civ« Uu* motmea and promote th«
*upr«iit«ey «»f Capitalism. Democracy in govwiiiwnt Woi»* a fraud
under a system where industrial autocracy prevail*.
Om ofthe industrial automiey of Cnpitsimm -coine* the misery
ami M.pprM*imi nt the workers, war* and nil thc evilaihat afflict hum.
thii nt thw aval ran <lev«-lnp* thc class struggle of
0v«.Htm*)W Canitslisin.
technical staff, which is supreme withihn the factory. "Where the capitalist owner has not been eliminated (in many cases he-is temporarily retained as a manager) he is subject absolutely, in all his actions,
to tihe/control of the Factory Committee, which regulates the purchase
arid sale of products, factory conditions, wages, hours,'etc.
But one factojfy is riot independent of any other faetory,—production is a complicated pi*ocess that requires centralized management.
The various factory committees in a particular locality, accordingly,
elect representatives to a Lower Workmen's Council of Control, which
regulates the relations of factory to factory in a particular district.
These various Councils of Control are centralized into'All-Russian.
Superior Council of Control, which unifies factory production iii all the
eountry. The central organ of ndustrial control & the Supreme Council of National Economy, which unifies the Workmen's Organs of. Control, the peasants' committees ofmianagement, and it-he Soviet Government. In this way are unified production, distribution, wages and
conditions of labor.
This is the basis of industrial democracy, of workers' control
of industry. All these eomimittees and councils of control are elected
from -the bottom up, by the workers, "who are industrial citizens and
use the industrial vote to control the management of producton.
It is on the basis of this workers' control of industry—ihe end of
capitalist industrial autocracy and the profit-power of the capitalists—
that the workers and peasants of Russia are constructing a new society.
The "central woiM problem of Bolshevism," accordingly, is a
simple workmen's proposition. It is within the comprehension of
every man and woman who works for a living in shop, mill or mine;
easily comprehended, in spite of the distortions of a mercenary press.
The "central world pj'oblem of Bolshevism" means simply the determination of the proletariat to' crush the industrial autocracy of capitalism and introduce the industrial democracy of Socialism,-—workers'
control of industry. v
The Soviet Government itself, which is of a political character
while elected industrially by the workers in the factories and the
peasants in the fields, is a temporary affair. It serves two purposes:
(1) to crush the political power and the resistance of the capitalists,
Russian or alien; and (2) to develop the conditions for the construction
of a new industrial government, When the introduction of Soeialasm
in Russia (and the world) is completed, then the Soviet Government,
the dictatorship of the proletariat, will disappear.having accomplished
its purpose; then ihe only government wliich will remain'(which is; not
a government in the old'sense)'will be the industrial administration
comprised in the management and regulation of production of the
workers. This final "government" is now bemig constructed by the
Soviet Republic, through the Factory Committees, tlie Workmen's
Councils of Control and the Supreme Council! of National Economy.
It is a simple proposition,, this workers' control of industry; but it
means tlie end of Capitalism, predatory, reactionary, brutal, represented by the Allies, is determined to crush the Soviet Republic.
This means to crush everywhere the developing proletarian movement for workers' control of industry.—which alone ean bring peace,
liberty and happiness to the workers.
Capitalism means oppression,,misery and degradation for the
workers. The democracy of Capitalism (limited to politics) is a fraud
jnoans-for-t-fio^ nnprgssinn-oLilic-workgra.   Capitalism and its deino-
How to Attain Old Age.
Sir George Reld's golden rule for-
the attainment of old age Is worth a'#
place in tlie Office Window as^a cor-"
rectlve to all war valetudinarians:   *'I,
have aimed at health and happiness,
and when confronted by a formidable i
obstacle I have first tried to knoc^ U ■**.
over; failing this, to get round it; If  '
not, then under it; and if all these
maneuvers failed I have been content
to lie down in its grateful shade,' lauding it as s beautiful, blessing^in disguise."—London Chronicle.
■> •**',
Dense Philippine Forests.
Tou may cut sn entrance into a Philippine lowland forest and so dense and^
high ls the overgrowth that you feel as
though you might be in a vast cathedral with only subdued rays of light
entering here and there through window psties of heavily stained glass.
The sun is completely obscured and it
Is Impossible to tell the points of the
compass. A twilight gloom pervades
everything and It is useless to even
Itupss the time of day, -
■i      (J
How They Breathe Under lee.
The ability of a leaver to refrain
under water for a long time Is really
not so strange a problem as It looks.
When a lake or pond Is frozen over
a beaver will coine to tjie under surface of the ice to expel breath, se
that it forms a wide flat bubble. Ths
sir coming in contact with the ice.and
water is purified, and the Mayer
breathes It again. , This operation he
can repent several times. The otter
and (muskrat do the same thing.
craey means want, unemployment, starvation wagol, oppression for
the workers; and wealth, ease, and luxuryfor the captalists.
Industrial democracy, workers* conlpl of industry, moans tlie
world for the wnkere, peace, liberty, happiness.
•*
Russian Accusation
Workers* and Peasants' GovernmentJAsk For Investigation of An AtrociFy
Wc reproduce tho following from a Budapest paper, a   copy  of
which was recently received in this country:
' A charge that iho British military executed without trial 26 Bol.
shevik prisoners who were on their way to confinement in India is
contained in a wireless message, sent out by thc Soviet government at
Moscow, picked up by the steamer Franklin. Thc wireless does not
Climatic Changes Due to Man,
Tracing   the   climatic   records   of'
South Africa, J. M. Sim has reached
the conclusion that the rainfall bnn
not only diminished in the laat cen-
tury but has changed in character front
soft soaking rains to torrential thunderstorms.  Human influences—the destruction of forests and the ruining of
the  grass veld by burning—are believed to have been chiefly responsibly,
for the changes. * . V
*"
•»%■*■**#
A.
-<-i
Had Had His Fling. *,,
Ted's mother has given bim as- allowance of\ ten cents a week', but the
has tried to encourage him to save
some of it as a matter of training.
Last Saturday she asked him low
much he had left. Be looked rather
chagrined at flrst and then finally coa- .
fessed that he had spent It all. JBUs
mother appeared sorrowful, until Ted
added With enthusiasm:' "But, say, I
sure have lived like s princ^for opce/L
jMdtneeeL-WJMtiL,
Ws frequently find men of culture
who tales pride Is their art or their
telenet but who1 have no feeling lor
morality, or religion and,? art rsthsr
proud of tht fact. Is It not rsthsr an
evidence thst thtlr culturt Is falling to
rslse tht possibilities of experience to
their highest power}—Minneapolis
Journal. v
Called ftr Rett .
My brother wss telling his UttU
dsughttr a story sad at tht sstnt time
wu trying to get htr to sleep, which
was a hard thing to do. Bt wu ttU-
Isg tht story of Bip Vsa Winkle. He
was saying, "And bt wslktd and walked snd wslktd—" "0, don't walk se
much," chined In tht UtUt glrl.-Chl-
csgo Trlbunt.
Tweeds Copied Frem Nature.
Ideas for the colors in tht bttt
Scotch tweeds art found In tht bed of
tht River Gerry, la tht pan of KUUe>
erenkle. Granite, porphyry ahd Jasper
art found thtrt in rich reds, grays aat
greens, baatattfulljr mottled snd mixed
state where the exeeutions took place, beyond indicating an indefinite j ** te^t contrasted colors.
area near tiie Caspian Sea. The message also indicates ihat the prison-! '   '"
ers wero not shot by British soldiew, but by trans-Oaspian counter- j ^ i^jg^JhTsmounfof'attal nttd
revolutionaries acting under orders from British officers. The message t la Bra Omimob Hungarian Uvtag to
piekwl up by the Franklin is given here for the first time:
"News leaked out not long, ago tlmt a number of Kussian revolutionary emissaries wlio 'had beon captured were being departed to
India by train: The train that carried them was brought to a lonely
snot of the desert and the escort appointed by the British military
authorities and the trans-Caspian counter-revolutionaries executod tho
orders giveu thom. Tiicy shot their prisoners, 26 persons in all, and
buried their dead tictims in the sand. Thia atrocious and cowardly
deed being committed, the British military authorities carefully tried
to conceal it. General Thomson having requested Chaykin, of tht
Russian Soviet Government, to communicate to him the evidence upon
vrtiich his statement was baaed. Chaykin ttcmanded that the security
of the witnesses should bc guaranteed and that a mixed commission
ahmild inv«rti*»4e the crime, the impartiality of the investigation being thus secured, 1!owev*i\ General Thomooii rejected these just
demands, dearly showing lhat lh*- ml$ *h>.'itr of tht British author
Oansda hss patented eat, the ehlif
features M wlUch Us basket to be
lowered bf ropes rrofa a bracket fas-
ttntd to i window fnuae.
Aneleats Male trteha U Last
la the British mnswa are brieke
taken front tht bmWfnit tn Waeveh
and Babylon, which ahow oo slgna ef
decay er disintegration, although the
sadenu did not bum or bake then,
Nt tmt tbtm in tbe eon.
ean, but ttott%
Oemaa experiaaattrs have tooot
that etplottoM caa he ceased it gns
weits by sparks rrom teltpheaea, al*
though nethlag ef the Wad hu
kaewn te occur.
U|-^u|  0 -a^t^L^^Om^Omm   U^^fcAMl^^
ktechanlsm In s llghtheme that \
nmtite tight sstemUoally swttchte
ities w«* lo take rvvenge upon those who hsd di*H<wed t« th«« world j so a »#w lamp awl mm it latefeeee
their criminal dwxl.   But th-e tnitti Mnn now known, no *t*mtegem!|V||M4> w       "^^
can conceal it any mnr* nr save thi» ptr|H'lrttt«»r* **t this iiriioiUy from!  - ■»■■. -*m ..*»—-
M»1l«'(
the pnolcta- j public shame.
I       "Thc British <Jovt«rnmeiit. wli«»»f rxjirwunitsunr)* «».n*i *•« *>**%**
An * ntulrntti iu Ibis 1<rrib1e Mtv*1em, thi> Hwtet UcpnbHe of Kn»*»y\y^^\ ^ nlw„Ht worki-rn' nnd t»**a«»n<*' fwmment  t»»r the st»-
0^ tlentmi nt th«» l*ri»iiii**p«l Issml of working'
n**.*-*
H#^it Whiitca«te l*ri.v* In *he Trade
r*r,*r*etw   nw    art    fWW WP h WfV
I
■mlM   Pf*i\   tcrrni'r   thst   »* riwully * nc*H*MHsry »«»t of nu>tf>defcns«i'
  riWTHWS1
Top'Notrh Vrttm I'sid for Bottl*-* J
B PICE, "Tht Bottle King '
Tite Alberts Hotel Blairmor-f. AlbrrU
mMmmmmm^m^m^tmwmMKmmmmm
WL.mMi&kwssm&^xt'*'"*" r- *-■•    .-..*.-xi&rvxixx* 'MSLwamaLW *
V Yon Want tbe BEST tn Meat' V\\mt or Call on
Tht M^t Man * 1
.,    . .    ru   • n»»  i  i a tvt^intr Ann* * «H*ftguml and mogniflnl it by *almmiyi this same British Govern-
,f ,,h  tt1|M tv^vf-rnnftd «t.f ><*»vi-i'i lluwiu is a working <*ias«i
am IrtiV/iiUA ox an »n«*>« tm
class cmancipaiiou.
gtkvrrnmcut.'  Tlw rapitnlUU arc exclndMt tnm psrtidpation in torn,
crovcniinciit. since the dn«s inlircst* of the capitalists compel them to! wawlly nmnlcr **t *M*iw\m* |»ri*«icni vthm* only erini? was that
e\idoit the workers; and lhe Soviet'Government is a government of (they remained fsillifnl u* th«ir |xipular workers' nnd peasant*' gov-
Wkot torn Oswat Ott*
Although the Butt easel la etJp IB
wag. ii t**itmw* uw sweatee
-/.iV.iW  J.V.%'.U!,J,",1  J(. lwlltjj  Xji  H40)  JUivUJ'^r
IjBQO miles.
kUktk»   •>-»  tttt*.
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|.-.*»,A,|. ,
lf-ll,-*.
Tee Qeaereua.
Tlw tCMtU* with tb* fellow whs hor*
rewt iiwnmm m max *• aatna te i
ot tt te tvwytoe he i
Optlmlslle Theughi
ftettag ot ebama at what M
H Ble SMSBsmrewsat tf vtwm
BENSON
1*. ,'*, - ;.
Frtah tad Cured Meats, Fith,   Poultry,
Bclivcry l*r "v[*t )'r
Vu.*nt MA f*,tuf, ...'Til.
Blairmore. Mb*tt»
•"  "1»mX~k3XT"A*"Ai
BuUer,   Bgp,   Ete.
•.•S    <*<t,ll'<'     t.t     AS!
,\.r  *..,\ Yi-'t-.t*.* S»S
»">«»»*«TWTj'r;»i»— - '!f-f-i'^x*f^W "*** ™**®t;*W%*t%*iie*lt*e.
th* worker*.   Where a capitalist aovcrnment  nscs ils power sgauwt | ^^^
,he writers and for thc eaptalisis, the Soviet government uses it. j       ^ ^.^ (im(>nmmi ^^ ^ m my MUf m% m
rmt*wt*e s*aAtit**i the -i'Jiinl.'thsl* and i"t toe vi-nf-M-if*. ...  ■- ■
T."fri      "r 'X^Xfi oitvernmetil is to brc*k the power of thc j the part of thc Kn^tan *.vi*t timnixmmi, iW loiter ton Imug mp*, ^^
'c«nitthsta an»l develop llw cundilious f»r lh,' intn.dnHii>n of Hft'-tst-■ "Wr t.f *»**n *-*,wn*.Y,t*- t*i,*\ ,**-***.\**-*!.. Tko BtUuIi iwuvt^iy uf4':atc     Here U a nu*n.i tuuwi (tint n U*
*•          *                                                             •■                        having called the Rnsstan Satin Government n.tmlerv-^ in iu Hfw iSfJS * *y **?, *** **»** <»
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u, ,..**.;. .*i-'.*u IUuAj., lis r.t" 'h--» rin- pnt m th* *i*nim\ of the i       "TV Rttesian >*nm tiovemmrnt prttlmn httot* th»* isitoringiMMt. 'he tmt agate. Jammed em ef
wnHim.  Th* «v*tem of coniwd »tsrt« at the bottom, with thc worker*, j ******* **r lfc* *',M'M •«*»»»* tt* 4»uicfi« tU**l *.f tlw Itrilish .*atlw>r- iJJj^J*^**^"* taww t«l m-
m* »;ih o l«.^uvr.lH- tUir. ur »HditicLi.f. nr cgpitalUts.   Kvery ran.. M* ««l *W^I. .y ,U«y U ih** rl.ss.e-nsd.uu w»rkm uf Hveat; ffVT^J!t!5^ it tS
i..n- eie,-u n V»*1t*n> VmrntxltlH*. tmm amon* tht* worker* sn.l Ihf• Bri**!* *h* WrS" mi tml m *** m** of h«mt "* ™* l**** «*» <*l-*m*m.  At notw b* *w*A tke am*
«vdal trntt, !«•!• tf the ssylw* ten mtfmoto. ttm
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THE      DISTRICT"    LEDGER,      FER-NIE, B. C, AUGUST 1, 1919.
Exit Indianapolis Control.
Tins issne of.The District Ledger appears ia the interests of and |
under the.coptrol of District No. 1
Mining Department, One Hig
Union.
Instructions arrived this morning from the Board which lias had
charge.of this paper under the old
title of. Distriot 18, U; M. W.   " '
It is ."the doty, of an editor to
take instructions from his superior officers and we "liave lak-en ones
and to.the best of our ability will
ttse The District Ledger to express
what it believes to be the -wishes ofj
the rank and file of the workers.
Had we received the order t<>-|
"cany on" under thc old banner
find the oBd name we. should have
done so but ouly with the provision that The Distri'et Ledger
wonld not be used
fo the One Big Union idea,
The stand taken by the Presi:
dent,   Vice-President,   Secretary^
Treastrrer,   Board   Members   and
Policy committee men elected by
this District is highly gratifying
to the.present editor of this papi
There  were   moments  when   i
feared'they might wealten in view
of the  triple  alliance of. forces
against them; the operators,-th
IfoyenHn-ents and the Indianapoli
officials. Buf *hey bave not weakened.   "We are confident'that the)
rank  and  file  of the workers
District No. 1 will give overwhelming support to their honest and
isnragepns
l PROBLEM US PATRIOTISM
■^"While the international organ-
ing of labor is commendable, international organization such as
obtains in the United Mine Work-
era of America wiill bear close,
watching : and'.-demands careful:
study by those who have the best
interests of Cfcnada at heart. II
is especially incumbent upon Canadians, and .particularly upon that
section of Canadians which. prides |
itself ">n loyalty to Great Britain
to look carefully into the origin,
'the developement and the workings of .the U. M. W. of A.
It would be- ridiculous to claini
that the United Mine "Workers "o£ |
America has been barren of aceom-
plilshment and more ridiculous .to
assert that. its officials .have - all
been coinqpt. . Out of the ranks
of that organization have come
many men who are now, and who
will continue to be, a power in
labor ■movement.
"While-acknowledging these
disputable facts, it is ailso to be
admitted that far too -many men:
have attained power in the U. M.
-W. o£ A. only t*> "cash, in" that]
power, for positions of emolument.
An-d this is tree, and. will continue to betrue. of practically every
labor organization founded
alleged "identity, of interests" of
capital and
A history ean be written of the
tl. M. "W; of A. (in faet has already
been written) showing what that
organization has accomplished
through the struggle and sacrifices °f a loyal membership. "With
sueh a history thure can be no disputed At the same time there is a
history of the -JI- M- "W. of A.
wliich 'has never been written "and
which never will be written. The
only men who conld reveal ihaj. j
story in its completeness have,
their lips closed. The organized operators of ithe United States have
. carried on negotiations with the
- high officials of the U. IL AV. of A.
partlyin writing, and for record,
and partly -sub, rosa and protected
by "gentlemen's agreements."
The operators,have.always-held
the. winning nand and have succeeded in-keeping in the United
States a miners' organization of
! the minimum of value so far as the
yfage workers were concerned. For
the proof of this assertion we ean
quote from'.- the 'highest official
source of "the: organisation itself.
In ' The United Mine Workers'
•Journal, of July 15, 1019, »n pagu
12, column three,pt iin article by
Robert II. Harlin, wlio.as "atfttis-
tician of,tbe United Mine Worltem
of America recently t°iired Europe
on official business for the union,"
we find the/following:
'Tlio mine workers of America produce, tbo cheapest.eoal in
the world. " • 'The American
miner receives jor his labor a
smaller percentage of thcwealth
.heproduces.than docs the minor
oF Groat Britnih and Continental Europe." * • The mining m
dustryiit-tlre United State's .has
been so. -overdeveloped tlimt its
fidl-time productive enpaeity is
almost double the consuming
capacity of the markets that it
now supplies.
It has required skillful generalship on the part of the operators of
tho United States to attain til
lave, been used here and there
with the effect of putting small
operators out of business .and at-
times making seeming gains for.
the workers. In the meantime
the real power of the c°al barons
held the strings and the "big uns'"
waxed fat'and more powerful.
The coming of-the war prevented an outbreak among the miners,
for the rank and file were becoming restless and resentful at having to work linger hours for less
pay than miners in Continental j
Europe.
The stimulus bf war production
eased the situation. At the same
time it. increased -Bhe possibilities
of production.
War ended. The United States
operators wanted..extended markets. They sent their own delegates abroad and the United Mine
Workers sent theirs to look for
these markets. Our readers
familiar with the successful effort'
to capture some df-the British
kets and will recall the jubilant j
article in a recent issue' of the
Mine Workers Journal claiming
that the United States was about]
to -capture coal markets in the
Mediterrannean.
Nova Scotia'n miners have
ened to.the faet that Pennsylvania
coal is flooding Eastern Canada
andthateven on Canadian government railways West Virginia coal
is being used.
The market-hungry Operators of
tlie United States, where coal is
pro'ducedmore cheaply than in any
other part of the world, believe
that Cbmada is their "natural"
market and in that belief they are
supported by the U. M..W. of A.
officials'at Indianapolis. Not satisfied with "the big markets of Tomato, London, Guelph, Brantf°rd,
Montreal, Quebec and other i
em cities into which they are
pouring.'hundreds of thousands
t?ns of ePals they, are making
strenuous.bids westward and ever
westward. Winnipeg is an almost
exclusive American market and
the freight department of the C.
P. R. is joyous over the splendid
coal freight bookings they have already made and are making
everv day for practically every
.... and town e,ast °f the Rocky
mountains, thus, giving busines3
■r the returning grain cars. _
And in the. meantime it is announced that Great Britain is, in*
order to relieve' the threatened
and already present, unemployment, to give free transportation
to hundreds of returned \ British
soldiers wh° want to seek positions
Canada. Reconstruction com-
ttees are at work atl over Cana-
. Labor bureaus are increasing
„ number and the government refuses to "give passports to'f^reign-
■s who are willing t° leave this
■untry and return to the land
their birth. ■
Now we come to the local phi
of the situation, the position
which the miners of S°uth Eastern|
British Columbia and Alberta find
themselves. They are told by the
government and they are told by
the coal operators of Canada that
bey can only work under the Indianapolis officials. Three men have
been sent frOm the United States
■ho have, according to their own.
jwords, "fuH power to aet as their
judgement may dictate" in re-'
gard to affairs in this district. |
"" will not here question the
-s of these men as individ-;
ua'lls. They are officials of an
organization regarding the inner!
workings of whitfh and the '' gen-;
tlewen's agreements" of which
they are kept in the dark. They
are but pawns in the big game and
have been chosen as" a camouflage
for the real-situation.
One man   in   Western   Canada
couM-teil moreabout She situation
_.. it exists and as   it'was   brought
about than any o^eof the commission, that man is Plrcsircnt of the
Western Coal Operators' AsBocia-
tion, W. R. Wilson. Mr. WilsQn is
the general manager of the Crows'
Kept      Pass     Coal      Compauy,
the   control . of. which is in   tlio
toaiicls   t\F   American   financiers
Mr. Wilson i", as we have repeai-
odly said-, an ablo man and is Uose
in touch witli tlie 'higher ups. He
ia a party to the big suheme nian-
ipuliitttt. neross  the-bonier and,
deny it as ho will,  with all  the:
vehemence and show of sincerity
ho "can muster 'he -jahot get away
from t'he real facts.
It  was through Jlr.  Wilson *
engineering",. to  uao  'us  own
nrd. ihat tlie' strike in District
a Mils*brought about. His actions
were sufficiently   eamouliagcd  to
nab'c him to indignantly repudiate an\ auch nttititt
We have said that Mr. Wilson
ivis a com1>any  controlled  by
big Altiuuau finance   lo tlie at
'c man   is ho lnotts "Mi    W«
and who knows that patno
tism e-uults from hit. etert poie
■ould be unthinkable that he
would play a pari against Britain
against   Canadaa   or  that  he
wonldbe  a  willingparticipant in
nipiilations iti the.inter
they want to be in one industrial - cent,
union of all workers^ free from the'
manipulations of the Gompenzed
U. S. political machine. He has'
made-himself believe that he
doing:gi:patriotic duty in fighting*
those who would overthrow Gom-'
perism for Mr. Wilson will be a
patriot to the last breach.
|.. .The big financiers of *;he United
States.consider that they have Can
ada by fee throat—and they have.
They feel .that they just about own
Canada—and they do.. They work
in -mysterious ways, and they select for their tools men of the'
highest standing.' In using Mr.-'
Wilson they realize not only his
ability but they are aware that be
has a long and splendid record of
patriotism and that 'he would be
one of the last men .to be suspeeted
of doing anything detrimental to
the best-interests of Canada.
Why are those who control the
high-grade fuels.
Under such -conditions good:
business has dictated to the United I
States operators that they niusti
get hold of the Canadian supply.'
They have, in securing the Crows
Nest Pa^p Coal Company property
alone taken two hundred thousand
acres of' more valuable deposits;
than the Saturday. Evening Post
_shows are worth $700 an acre,, in
other words, in this comer of British Columbia alone, the Americans
have secured property worth ONE
HUNDRED AND FORTY BILLIONS OP DOLLARS.
Is it any wonder that they
resort to any means to hold that
property? Is it any wonder thnt
tne? will use Sir. Wilson and tiie
Cnited Mine Worker* nf America
in an effort to sapi'ie3s honest exponents of tho labor problem? Is:
it any wonder that-they have secured control of the daily press, of
coal intcrests-of the United States theeovernments, of every possible
aud who, incidentally, as we 'have; 	
shown, control the United Mine!
Workers of America who, according to their own official statistician, produce eoal for less wages
''than.the miners of Great Britain
and C'ontnenta1 Europe; why,. _
ask, are these men dabbling in Can
adian affairs!
There are two reasons, one
markets; the other is coaL lands.
"- An -illuminating article appears
in The Saturday Evening Post, of I
July 19.1919, by Floyd Parsons on I
'.'Coal Yesterday and Tomorrow."
He shows that official investigation!
has revealed a condition in thej
Unite*! States wherein ''coal tha!
sold -ten years ago for $50.00 ai
l.rin
noo i
netted the owners
royalties of six to ten cents a.tou
are now leased on a roya'ty basis
of thirty cents a ton."
While there is an enormous re-
rve of bituminous coal in the
United States '-'less than five per
i-eapon with whieh to fight the |
One Big Union idea that profiteering should be dispensed with absolutely?
The Americans who have secured control of this vast natural resource in British Collnmbia would,
of themselves, be able to pay the
two thousand dollars to every sol-
diet who risked his life and endured privations and sufferings
indescribable.to save these lands
How much will they give!
In the foregoing we have but
touched on the edges of a great
scheme of the master financiers.
We have not conjectured but have
stated facts.- We believe we have
shown the great reason behind thi
anxiety of the Western Coal Operators association to retain the
United Mine Workers of America
in Canada. It will depend upon
the common sens-e and the real
patriotism of Canadian workers
whether of not that organization!
willr,------ '
In Sunny Italy
The situation in Italy looks promising fiom the proletarian point
of view. The trouble-that has arisen over the high price of food stnfts
does not necessarily mean a revolution. Nevertheless, there is the
chance of if developing into a revolutionary movement. The strength
of-the Italian movement is testified to in their ability to establish a
dictatorship of .the price of food. A taste of power is apt to eneourage |
the workers to establish a political dictatorship of the proletariat.
. The Italian Socialist movement has long been one of the best ii
Europe and the work that they have done in the past is.about to bear
fruit. Italy will probably be the nest to assume ite place among the
proletarian powers.
One of the most encouraging bits of news that we have received
is that on July 11th ithe Seaman's Federation prevented the steamer
Cablens, liondon to Vladivostok, from leaving the port of Naples because it was carrying eighty eases of munitions destined for Allied contingents fighting the Bollshevik forces.
of evohibion from the old to the new, the constructive destruction of
the revolutionary period.
To .those who are semi-revolutionists it would be -well  to think
these things over.   Then they will not-resort to the foolish arguments
which we, Finns, once sought consolation.    When our bourgeoisie
complained of the disorder of the Russian involution, we consoled onr-
The World Revolution
Electoral Program Deserted Even  In England  By
Revolutionary Proletariat
From the Finnish Communist Paper." Viesti, "published. atStockholm
Translated by O. W. Oksanen.)
To -those for whom a revolution is nothing more than an attrao-
ive seenic exlu'bition, the stage of the world revolution lias offered
rery little of interest within the past few weeks. While to those who
seo in a revolution nothing bnt disorder and riot, calamity ahd distruc-
ion, the past few weeks have caused endless weeping iuhI lamcntaition
rhese two extremes are I'videnre of the change which is Iif coming
apparent iu those countries where revolutinn is in action—the-elmum
from the boiirgPoi.s Po the proletarian lvvoltitiim
The decorative scenic exhibitions are missiui;—the  mimicntim
spell and glamour of liourgcois revolution, if it can !.•■ dijniitled I'y Iln
t of i< \f.iutimi, has come to an end.
Destruction.and disorder conliiutc—tin; ival revolutionist*  win
suppressed by the old Hytitcm, !m\< n'imu
i now nblc to destroy and crush Hint u in*
Tlie ■revolution in nrt ion is dismdn   tn I <
PAGE THREE
selves by thinking that it arose oat of conditions peculiar -to Russia
alone,/lue to the lack ofRusian organizing ability. When the Germans,
the masters of technique and organization, create a revolution, there]
will be no disorder, we reasoned. And there was nooe, any more than
there was in Russia. The same conditions existed, indeed no other conditions are possible. Organizing ability has little signiiiance; in the
countries where the revolutionary masses have greater ability the new
order will be established in shorter time, provided the counterrevolutionary forc^ are not disproportionately- stronger.
The above illustrates the evolutionary stage in Eastern, Central
and parts of Southern Europe. The proletarian revolution is
gressing in all these parts. In the Balkans, the Baltie States and
Poland it is rapidly being moulded for action. In Austria and Germany it is shaping itself and waiting the opportunity to present its
formulated plans, to replace the fantastic with the realistic.
A glance at th* situation will reveal the struggling proletariat
facing victorious Imperialism. The former still disorganized, as yet
scarcely sensing international unity and groping for an affective form
of international alliance. ' From the crushed imperialists of the defeated nations, the proletariat has inherited nothing but ruins, ashes
and hunger. On the other hand the victorious impsrialists, the war!
lords of the world, have a firm international alliance, fortified by|
complex conditions. From an economic standpoint the victorious imperialists are in a much stronger position. Though there is destruction and ruin in their teritories, yet they control areas having abundance of food.
Between the two forces a conflict, which will determine the outcome of the world revolution, is inevitable. Is it possible that the
proletariat will conquer?
When Gorman Imperialism fell, all the conservative elements felt
certain' that millions of Entente soldiers would be led against the
revolutionary proletariat ofthe different nations. Even the revolutionists everywhere feared that this would be so, though they were
confident that the restdt would be the revolutionizing of Ententi
armies. Before this transformation eould occur, however, they feared
that much.injury and suffering wonld be the portion of the re^
tionary proletariat.
But English Imperialism has at its disposal many more clever
statesmen than Germany. The Germans rushed their armies into Fin-
id, the Baltic States. Ukraine and Poland, and because of their
shortsightedness, in this maner hastened €Se approach of their own
destruction. English Imperialism expects to avoid this mistake.
It would be ridiculous to maintain that England eould not accomplish
much harm with her armies wherever she pleased; but it wonld be
bad diplomacy and she therefore desists.
The Englisn diplomats can exercise self denial when victory requires it and they hav0 the ability to judge the outcome of the future
with more or less accuracy: two qualities that the German lords lacked
completely. -
The imperialistic statesmen of England seem to see clearly that
they are standing on the top of a volcano. They seem to be somewhat
uncertain as to their ability to prevent an eruption and they are working, first to prevent the outbreak and second to delay it as long
as possible.    And this Ls where their prudence is evident.
English industry has been eatirely organized on a war basis.
Now it must be changed to suit the requirements of peace. The
interval caused by the transition has caused much dissatisfaction. Discharged soldiers swell ithe ramks of the unemployed. Charitable donations are insufficient to relieve ithe distress. But, it will be asked, has
not there been sufficient time to establish industry on a peace baas!
Most certainly, but there are other difficulties in the way. Raw materials must be obtained, and markets must be found for the surplus
product. It would be possible to confiscate the raw maiterial from
the vanquished nations, Germany and Russia. But what about the
markets?- It will be asked, does not the proletariat need products?
True, but they are so exhausted economically that they will not- be a
good market for England for many years to come. The other
entente nations. France and Italy will in all probability not make good
markets for England cither, as they are faced with thc -same problem 01
changing their industries from a war to a peace basis, and in order to
■oid disturbances caused by unemployment they also must product
a large scale. If each ofthe entente nations is successful in making
this change, then each wil! bc- compelled to seek markets outside the
■ntente group. The result of this surplus production and capitalist
;ompetifion will" be new antagonisms between the nations of the
■ntente.     Here is cause for more wars—and for revolution.
Thc English statesmen suspect somethi
*y are proceeding very carefully, slep h
ig of this sort, tl
English diplomacy has been very rfuecessful historically. It. elites
nt boast if it calls itself unconquerable, but even it has met its master
i the proletariat of the world revolution. ,.?
Today a political victory i.s a Pyrrhic victory. Tbe revolutionary
proletariat even in England has deserted its electoral program. Then-
the tide of the general strike rises'higher and. higher each week; the
rtli of the revolutionary passion. We hear it murmur like the
of the distant sea. It is the murmur of revolution, as yet incoherent.     The lords, imperialist statesmen, may for a short time eon-
e this incoherence. Imt it will not be for long. Thc millions of the
F.nglish workers marT-h on towards revolution.
Wm.,  Robson
Fainting
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iclude all nenoiu Joining aod aentu
(Ui Hia Maleaty-1 Forces. Ths tiSS
tthln which the hnin nr derlaeea st a
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FERNIE   LODGE,    KNIGHTS  OF
PYTHIAS,  NO.  31
Will meet regalarlr
•rerr Tuesday •rea-
VIbIUds members
cordial])- welcome.
UUARD AGAINST FIRE.
rf ul tha
of  i
oiiitio
It I
111>
nife-Ht on
olution. i
iponent of thc i-.-volnfi.
m (.omparison with th.
th tlmt ouli i mnt s\-ti
In t!n> same manii-ur Ihe ilisoul
to thoso who ideali-^p tin- ixilitn
tetirhiii-gs anil systi'iii of the oh! o|.| it
volution is disorderly and ik'struptiw
tlu; revolution npputis
po^blopiototion    and   at   tlu. 'of   tlu big «>il opeiators ot   the< That win.h th, Imm^o.s be x ii
■tame time ktcp tin  it ages °f th*, L mU d St itt-.    But fait-* 'annol   i.tolmmn in its rod si/nih.ami js t
jnej, less than in Europe be dospntLtl    Tli   i<* playng thut pennimnt wnu m pait it i*, thi tump;, m.    f
To accomplish this ohictt it lie jpait and he ' nov- it     It i-, tin.   (|](i     presM(1 sc, k .„„,,, thioiiKh i-tti.lntmu
tame neLMsart to hat.   tlu mini   his con*, n me tumbled him fui   i, '
mum amount of fnrti.m uith tin  l.ttH luitt.rt   ukpth he has put;««« "^ 'S.    ,    , ,        , ,
workers and Tolm MiUhtll nn, i\ qiueto on.thit mon.tor bt mak , * Lie « «Wli th, .ttoh.Um.s.s n,p»e I
■ndaablt am nt in tie inmimizmjt ing limistll tulit tc tint hi ishght f stwti d nnd th. mw om <r it. cl Duiint? ll
ot that friction Mitchell hns. had ing he Bolsheviki bt helping th, f i^hmuit ot tlu nttt utltr inl.rtak o,, ui
ibleani-eessors lhe rink and hie \imiiuins H< is Hstoimd.d nt (ll!( 1]mf,s inil ^stll(, Jll( j,, k „, u,ft,it th.
havo alttavs been iifbioied thit t^e nndacitv ot ui.lumn   m,o. .> uins.de.ubb .-..nil tt
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THE     DISTRICT     LEDGER,     FER-NIE, B. C, AUGUST 1, 1919.
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FERNIE NEWS
BIRTHS
Ogg—At fernie General lHospital
oa 29th July to Air. and .Mrs. Thomas
Ogg, a son.
Campbell-HAt Fernie, July 29 to Mr.
Mrs. Alex. Campbell a son.
Alvin Perkins, th© well known piano
tuner, will be ta Pernie in a few days.
Financial Statement of
Dominion Day Sports
—All members are requested: to attend thle "-Special General Meeting of
the G. W. V. A., at the Club Rooms,
Penile, B, C, on Sunday, 3rd August,
ait 2.45 p. m. -shiarp. Business important
*#
■$t<
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—What ia the Greatest Thing in
Life? Get the answer at the Grana
Friday and Saturday,
—Tons of raspberries -have been
picked during the past two weeks in
the Ticini-ty of Olson and pickers are
8till busy. The dry weather has retarded the growth of the fruit but up
in the gorges, where there is more
shade and ..moisture, some fine berries
•ra being obtained.
—Don't miss the D. W. Griffith's
latest and up-to-the-minute masterpiece at the Grand Priday and Saturday.
—iW-e have been asked to state that
there la absolutely no truth In the rumor that J. R. Wallace, editor of the
Fernie Free Press, -has been asked to
act in an advisory capacity to the Industrial Commission which is making
a study of labor conditions.
n     RECEIPTS
Subscriptions
Returns frdm gate
Sale of programmes
Games
Entries to events
Grandstand
Dance at door
tickets sold
REFRESHMENTS'
Lemonade
Mrs. Barber
Refreshments
Mrs. Duthie
let* Cream
'Mrs. T. Beck
Fruit
Mrs. Suddaby
301.75
49.50
$530.00
Glfl.55
14.75
3.00
87.75
17.05
351.25
123.85
121.04
100.40
(5(5.53     i'U.T2
—A. tfacttdil, barrister, left for
Ottawa on Thursday evening to atend
Una Liberal convention as a delegate
trom thia riding. Mr. Macneil, himself a Nora Scotian, is not altogether
decided which -Bluenose he prefers for
leader, Fielding or Mackenzie, but is
confident that the great premier-producing prortoce will have to be depended upon for a man of the necessary calibre and qualifications.
$2075.(57
Special!
PIANO TUNING
Special!
Mr. Geo Gagnon, Mason As RiscK Piano Tuner,
will be in Fernie in a few days. , ;' .
Leave your tuning.orders with
M. A. KASTNER,
Mason & Risch Agent,
Fernie,      -      B. C
FIVE ROOM HOUSE on two lots «n block 47, only $1,000.00  i
SIX ROOM HOUSE, electric light, water, on south half of lit ll.block
32 $1,150.00, terms.
TWO ACRES OP LAND, partly cultivated, with large seven room
house, outbuildings, and stable which will hold car of feed and 27
head of cattle, in West Fernie, a snap at $1,100.00
—Ask for the Free Pass for Eddie
Polo in ihe ".Bull's Eye," kids.
Coal Creek is to have a big celebration on August 9th, The creek is always an important'faictor in the success of any undertaking in Fernie and
it is to be expected that Fernie folks
will pay them back in their own coin.
DISBURSEMENTS
Prizes
Fixing grounds
Dnnco
Advertising
Parade (Flags)
Ticket takers
511.50
73.55
75.74
03,55
50.05
10.00
Refreshments, Royal Candy Co.,   1.50
Net Returns 1229.78
$2075.67
—A. D. Oampbell, of The Distriot
Ledger staff, who ia particularly well
known among the athletically inclined
called up Manager Spence of the Old
Tlm-ere base ball club on Tuesday
morning and informed Mm that a new
pitcher had arrived and was ready tor
an engagement. Investigation by Mr.
Spence showed tha* the new arrival
was too light for the job—seven
pounds. Campbell is being congratulated. Motihar ahd child are both doing well.
—The Grand Theaitre was crowded
to dts full capacity on Tuesday evening, the attraction being Harvey's
Greater 'Minstrels, a company of unusual merit. The company travel in
their own private car and are favor- ren, cariied
■ HI*,  lm-nttm   all   m-.-nm <-tl*«*<.   !*»*.■!«-. *.>._ m. ,     «
A meeting of tho committee was
held in Mr Herchuit-r's office on July
31st., 1910, Mr. E. K. Stewart, chairman.
Moved by Mr. Claridge, seconded by
H. D. Wilson, that secretary's report
showing a net profit of $1229.78 be accepted, carried.
Moved by Mayor Uphill, seconded
by Mr. Herchmer, tliat the financial
statement he handed to The District
Ledger arid Free Press for publication
carried.
Moved by Mr.Herciiiner.-seconded by
Mr. Claridge, that the committee
thank all workers who assisted in the
celebration, particularly the ladies of
the I.O.D.E., carried.
Moved by F. C. Lawe, seconded by
M. A. Kastner, that this fund shall be
known its the "Fernie Recreation and
Athletic Fund," and that the monies
of such fund shall be .used for the construction of a swimming tank, and
other permanent recreations for child-
—The fact that Montana copper
miners have been given a dollar a day
increase and that an advance in .the
■Montana coal scale (which is higher
than the late District 18 scale) is assured snakes the miners in Fernie, Michel and Corbin confident!, in expecting
a substancial increase in the old rate
to better enable them to meet the
ever-climbing cost of living. During
the past few weeks every settlement
of labor trouble all over Canada, has
carried with it an increase and it is
not at all likely that District No. 1 of
the Mining Department of the One Big
Union will be any exception. It certainly will not be an exception if the
men maintain the splendid solidarity
they have shown.
The United Church
Rev. C E. Batzold, Pastor
J. Whitehouse, Or gran lst
Services, Sunday, August 3 1919
11.30 a.m.   "The Indwelling Christ*4
7.30p.m. An Open Door
12.15 p.m. Sabbath School
ACordia.1 Invitation to All
lltflBJlilC^jKfflPy l"1T1!MnHTfcflKl7JV:,Ul*H*U-JflrnHinm*U*U]>'^ 'FvfcK
DWELLING, on McPherson Avenue, in good location, $1,300.00
RANCH with large house, and five acres of land, parti v cleared and
fenced, about two miles north of Fernie, terms.
INSURANCE;-- We..write,-Fire, Life, Accident, Health and Automobile Insurance:
Special Monthly Payment on Accident & Sickness Policy
for lhe Working-man
THE B. WINNETT INSURANCE AGENCIES,
Bank of Hamilton Bldg. Pernie, B.C.
ably known all over ithe American continent. Their performance was <ilean
and mamy ot the individual performers
itank high in the theatrical worl*! The
Wg attraction at the Grand tonight and
Itor three Saturday performances will
4>6jD^V^Gria4th%HK3B?^Heusipl<^aRr
4<The Greatest Thing In Life."
T-At a meeting of the above club
held on July 28tb, the following wert
elected officials of the club for the
coming season: Hon. Pirn Mr. W.R.
Wllsoii; Vice Presidents. Messrs.
Sherwood Herchmer, A. Watson, G.
A. Bonnallie, A I. Fisher.dtev. Batzold,
Dr. Bonnell, Dr. Garner, Major G. G.
Moffatit, Mayor T. Uphill, It. W. Wood.
President. Mr, Rhodes; Vice Pres,
Ban Smith; Secty.-Treas. Charles P.
Hestekh; Executive CommittecMessrs
W. iLahcaster, A. Gorrie, R. Sherwood
and G, Sawyer. The balls, bats, wick
eta, guards and othor materials for
the game have arrived and amiaige-
ments are to bo made at onco for tjie
first practice games.
—Tlie I). W, Griffith's production Is
pcettively a first-rim picture. Don't
miss it-
Moved by Mr. Herchmer, seconded
by Mr. Corrie, that a copy of these
minutes be placed with the trustees
and the bank, curried.
Moved and seconded, that we do ad.
journ, 'earned.
0. T. Spence,
Secretarv
The following contributors to the
fund gave assurance to the committee
and made possible tlie splendid cele-
bnatton:
John Podbielancik $15.00 •
A.-Waldo ■ 15.00
*H. Johnston 10.00
J. D  Quail 10.00
G. tfossof! 10.00
G. (P. Johnson 10.00
A. M. Owen 5.00
Fernie Hotel 20 Ort
S. Hetwhemor 10.00
W. F. Muirhead &Co 10.00
L. Carosella " 5.00
Northern Hotel 20.00
Pernio ..Motor Car Co., IO.'.hi
Kennedy & Mangan 10.00
N, B Suddaby 10,00
■Homo Ifcink of Canada 5,00
CiUiadimi Hank of Commerce   5.00
FIRE FIGHI.MC
To The District Ledger:
I notice in your laat issue a letter
from Colemau signed "Timber Wolf,"
who apparently Is peeved ahout some
of our men getting a government job
to sara, as he defines it, "corporation
timber limits." Hei also takes a parting
polce a-fc our labor leaxiers. Now if
"Timber Wolf" was present at the
mass meeting of the Carbondale and
Coleman locals held on iMonday, July
21st, he will remember that it was decided by a large majority to allow our
mea the privilege of going to work in
the lumber camps, railway sections,
etc., which we had previously debarred our men from doing. We find
ourselves idle two months and no settlement in sight, or any support'forthcoming and needy case's to grapple
with, and theirefore we granted them
permission rather than see them going
to the mine alongside those1 other few
skunks which are branded "scab," and
the name will everlastingly remain
with Ithem aa a family token. However the urgent call came for fire
fighters and about fifty of our men
voluntered realizing at the -sain*.
fciir.-e the conscription law regarding
fire. They gleefidly left Coleman depot on Tuesday, July 22 and up to the
present time are siMll on the job with
an exceptionally good cook.
fcnw  we all fcnow  that, it is not a
RETURNED SOLDIERS SHOE REPAIR SHOP
BADDELEY & SILVERWOOD
We are prepared to take shoe repairs of all kinds and guarantee
the best results.   Give us a |rial.   Satisfaction guaranteed.
Look for the red boot
The Treaty of Versailles
Turns Over The Leaf For Revolutionary Period of
"Storm and Attack"
By 6. Ohicherin, Russian Sotiet Comtnigsar for Foreign Affaire.
The Versailles peace treaty signifies not peace but a further continuation of war. It creates a condition that can produce notking else
than a continuation of the war. Besides, thia ib the purpose of the
framers of the treaty, namely, tb make the war conditions lasting in
order to be in better position to combat the working class movement.
The present de facto oligarchy keeps itself in power by inciting the
workers of different countries against one another, ft, is obvious that
the capitalist governments formulated such a peace as signifies a continuation of war. It is a war in 60 far as it drives certain workera into
conflict with others; it is a peace in so for as, by the continuation of
bloodshed, it does not kindle revolutions. Thus, in the last analysis,
calculates the oligarchy. Whether their calculations arc correct—that
.js_anQthaLQuestion1
ORPHEUM
THE HOME OF GOOD PICTURES
Saturday Matinee 2.30.   Saturday Nights First Show at 7
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Friday and Saturday, August 1 and 2
MARGARITA FISHER in
"Mollie of the Follies"-* 5 part Comedy-Drama
Eddie Poloin"Tlie Lure of tbe Circtas"chapt. 8
CHARLIE CHAPLIN in
"The Chsinipion"-two reels
Monday and Tuesday, August 4 and 5
HEDDA NOVA in
"By The World r©r«ot"-5 part Vitagraph
"The Woman ia the Wet»"-episode 14
One Reel Comedy
Wednesday and Thursday, August 6 and 7
EDMUND BREESE in
"The Master Croolc"
The Picture of a Thousand Thrills
A "First National" Attraction
COMING
ThedaBara in "Du Barry"
. Charlie Chaplin in "Sunnyside"
V
One instrument of the unbroken warfare seems tobe the League of j
Nations, which, under the Treaty of Versailles, implies a continuation
of  the  coalition,  not, a  peace   organization for whose foundation *
Imperialism is clearly not fitted.  But even this coalation can not exist j
for long; on the first contact with reality it will, of itself, fall to pieces.!
Tho only purpose of the League of Nations is to serve as aj
demagogic cover under which is hidden the continued coalition of the j
Entente powers against their German rivals. Tho League of* Nations!
used to be a demagogic moans to work np the patriotism of the masses!
---"rroKlfJ-n-nl Newman am! Secretary j
Uttlo, of Mm* KIk Valloy M'.tl .W.tni j
Agricultural Aa.sociiUion, wen: hi For-i
nlo thiH woe-lc on J>iislncns in connec-1
(Jon wish lh« bi»r fair to lm hold on!
Labor Day. The I'risto List book* an* i
now bt'lnK printed by Tke nistrictj
lA*Agt*r and will lm rciidy tor c'rciiln-
Mon net wH'k. They en bn bud on \
applirn tims to tho Mcrcuiry. The Am- j
uncial ion in jiartiruluri,1 thankful ior;
th« cordial nuppori Ihoy Sinvc n-*c(*!vod |
from thf btiHiti«'M nu-ii of Michul. Natal j
and FVntfi4, A liploudid »*t-l*fr*f|«>n ofj
priz*?H hat 1mm bocuhhI anni th" cxhi*
bit-ioii pr*oiui»«K to bit llu1 lliicst y*tl.
h«ld, In uiHltion to tb*' tshlbltion
thoro wilt to a lino prorram nt *ptirti,'
a great *li*<.nra\m\ bicycle |wra<lw and ,
in th» •>v»;n,ittK a niaw|tt«>radi! ball,
— The comlilnatlan t<»uni of miif r«'«.i
ri)i> ■!•*('! fir"   llld wltfil )» tn r,.,i**,..H*i;l
VJkmrn Hr;il«h Columbia at  th*' bin!
conUt-t itt Nanaimo on Uibor l>av in;
ftt-Atll :?  in  fti'l'-  j»»r..'|  jt:h--'*     Th«-r \
hnv*i lK'«« In titrln tralnlns thrr»it«h-
•mi' tie pas-t  iM-t*k and thlf* training j
ha« I* an wat- '.:.t--\ by a *k<hmI number of i
h|HMiti< -ttrK. *',t*-i*i im.i't*.-»t i» feiiown »i j
th»   wortt of the »-!t,m  and ihi«r«   im
nwry eonfldt iw>' Uuit at h'sus', «n«* of
th« tropM'« w"l •'•» brought bark to
1-Wnb'   T1m> <iibb>« apjwrutttit i« what
haw to«tn i|irl<to<l upon for u«< in tin-
<»*IH.-t    *l*.:.**• Jiinl ji.iI itiitn ii* in foil-
dilion *»tiv»Ml¥  for th« imuif*liat»' *»*n
twniK t'i' a <t>til«».t but   w'.H >-oiitlfiy»>
with  it.   pr,«*:;«<*■-    "'• t,»    •»,.:.«■   r t* m-
work  St pr«tv:ri'<i-tini!  ^atisfftetortly  to
nil tnttr* rtwil.   <'}t|it:i*ni«  !l,sr,(*»ck :t»td
Iln«if>tfi nr* Ht"**rntintnl *m iiiscti'tuti
ir.g thi- l-WM.r •.; '»-.  'Sf. ■. .u.d ,nr !»■*
I«K wrll ■•upiior*-<l oy tiK-.r »««i-o«'!ai>"*.
Central Hotel 20.00
Kind Hotel 20.00
Waldorf Hoted 20.00
1'. IluriiH &Co. 20.00
Trite*!'. Wood t'o, :so.oo
Fort Stifle llrewlii).' Co,          ."0.00
i'rows Nflsvi TratlltiK Co.        20 00
W. A. Intrratn HUM)
i-Vnilo (ijiraKo 20.00
Qiu.'1'ti* J16U-1 20.00
I,.'two *l'iK|ji*r 1 ".<»'»
W. it. Wilson 20.t»o
,1. I,. C.ntpe Uxittt
Itoyal Hotol lo.oo
I). Citra ."..00
!•  Vk-oM'i '.'"'
1>. tlmh .        .".no
<',. ii. Moffatt iiM-i
Co, 11. Thomson -"."i»
J low l-'oon r.00
M. A   lloriRan „               .'..OO
,1. Wilson "'00
A, W. IllcasdoJl :..oo
l   Wood t l»n.ltn*i ', oo
,lo«, Alnilo '•«»<)
Cash .Mont M:trlt«t •-.<"»
M   \   K't-'nor *'ft0
Carncr -ftAioiolHtliw r..oo
Mrdxan l»niK&llook Storo       i>M
Wm   Burton 2.0O
IJ.toury.Iladdad Co, ;:.»«'
Tio I o, |t. j;, wjjili to than'*, tho fol
Th" M   !•'  A
Iwwn F«'rni*« i
Ua*.iti ■{ tt. t a,,.--
rar wblt-li is rji
M ri i'wriv v,.*rv if*o In-*
nil -Conl Cn..''»i i.-t now
..I.r*- ■ \* •■ ';'i«' p-A*-^':'.»*■ f
•r:i'i'd bv i«o ntoii and
July. CM!':
!• HurtiM, t tnm: i'mwV Xot*t Trad-
(hk i'a, i «-ni'o nl li-tnonw and I ham;
THItojk-Wood Co, Mmm: »ho it-*i**f'
Co, 2 hamc; Mr. l>t«-kon. k:iidil*!»{
v.i.ni, ttVi tliu-.' u'i(. - *ii rak".«, l>:i.
Hii».*r, fiitt'"-: *i W, V. A, for dlih.x,
.*.,-
Th" tvrnio Ch«iit?mua lo b" hol.J
■\ii!. i«i i*. io • > Kill «»r»""i-ii' t U'.*-,**r
or crfiinno' 'h.-in i'vcn tho .xdllont
„n.. «.f Um i,f'-.,r It I* h«po«i \hi*rti will
j,,. ,,,-, .*.,.(,ue.tiioot iiuiruukiii" toi >.- ub
hlK'i «1*ih«! iittr.toiifiiin, Ttoko'*H fim ).<•
!, ot fri..", c Ci- r ni' 'Iio l'<illo« lm-- !t
Itrwat. tl* K. Imrnh*. *»* K. »Hidlnv*li.i,
pleasing sight to see wives and children surrounded witb Are, half terrified,
awaiting to be huddled into box cars
to be taken to safeltiy.  These were the
conditions that prevailed in our neighboring town not .many dayis ago wneu
the call went forth to Fernie which
gallantly responded in ithe   nick   of
time to save the town of 'Michel from
goins up in smoke.    I don't believe
ttooae Fernie men hesitated to consider
the question of hour*, or wages or even
saving corporation itimber limits and
much credit renects on the Mayor of,  ,      , , .  ,   ..        .     ,    .    4 ., t.      ...       .. ,;
Pernie for his alertness and prompt'already ceased to believe the stones told them for such a long time, and
action which accomplished good re-1 in tjle Kntcnto nations; but conditions have chnngetl.   The mob has|
suits.   In my opinion the same applies r ...      , ,' .., A.       .     ,      , ,   x   . ,    ••
to (the men out there, nghfcing the Ures j all that demagogy on the League of Nations is already somewhat stole.:
i!?1!!!*. very   prevalent   throughout j   ,m eonvineed that it will not delay for one moment the   rapidly!
tihis district   It also shows their do-1 , •■  ' I
termination to etay away from the; spreading revolutionary movement in the Entente countries,
mitu^ until a satisfactory setiament;  ,     jtoja,.* tluM'on* fact of a continuing   existence   of   a   military!
is reached which ought to be in the,       ,    , ,   ', ,.,, .   ,   9..       -n *   * !
i mar future by the howls that are com-' coalation shows that thj» conditions created at Versa tiles nre buta new
I lng from the cast for coal.    80 Hiay j fom ((f nr«,Ioii(jr«t ion of the war; it shows that the old world is not in a 1
I with  Uie lircs, boys, until  the snow j ' • -...», *     ...       .1 1.
'comes    You have a good roof and > position to solve eilher ihe contradictions formed by it, or the problems
imioA grub and the  beauty of it ts •.   , . , jt t.Kta|,|jH|,t^ for HS(.jf, „„d that the inonieiit has orrivwl for. thej
! you arc not doing another mans Job: ...... . .
j who is out to butter his working con- j new society to take -the legacy which it alone is 111 a posit ion to manage.,
' ;!ur°comS ^ffioirilK^"If i        ^ '«' ^^ *™"™™*<!l ^ «%* "^ »^^ l» ^ul1i";w I
iUui scallywags wo have around here, i'the rule of the oligarchy.   I'liiversnl imlitary obligation prepared the 1
j    I'^man' li."™^ '^ JOHNSTON. I »'»>"'«"• l'"1' rov..lul i.m. Tl.e workers lined Il.e annu put into their hand. ;
1 ' ' .'.'._ '.. j.."„ '.'.. "....'* ! to fhreaten their masters.   Therefore the oligarchy is obliged to turn 1
m + 4>O>mm.mmmm*0>+ ♦♦! to the system of voluntary service und. instead of the national militia,:
there are organized bands of White Guards:. ■'
This progrnm of «lisai'tii)intent is also a new demoiiMtratiun that
tlie Treaty of N'crsaillcH i« hurryinjr to reconcile not only national but
class antagonism*. Germany brought, to Mich financial exhaust ion that
the German peoplo even if they worked day and night, could not rceov-
or from tliis condition. M to the other aspects of economic life, Germany is made entirely unahlo to pull itself out of the condition into
svltivh it is put, Ml this lends city to th" rv.-ult that the autumn-
ism of interests iu the international field will tak* on a most lingering,
•.harp and seiioiis character. j
Lorraine and the Snrre Basin coiwtitutc a prize of war.and through j
I this acipiwitton the French hope to gaiM u large stake for their own '•
pocket. The working eintw han nothing to gain on tht*, but it k a faet. j
on tho contrary, that Frctich capital ia afraid of the revolutionary j
traditions of the French workers, and therefore frequently uliow* the
inclination of fattening itself on a foreign labor market. J
In the department of Mcurthe and Mmelle, French -capital hm i
not to deal with the French working ■clan**, but with a motley tmms ot!
FRIDAY and SATURDAY
D.W. GRIFFITHS'
Latest Production
"The Greatest Thing in Life"
► BLAIRMORE NOTES ♦
* m
The Minors ure ."till holidaying horo
Houdini
AND
EPISODE
FIVE
Houdini
The    Ponce
very peaceful.
celebration   bore   was
PRICES
EVENINGS MATINEE
Adults 35 and 25 Adults 25
Children 10 Children 10
mmmemtttttttttmtttmtt-mm
At u  S|ieelit! meeting of lllalrmoro
i ,„",t rnf.in vo "ii;'! r m u- or \
holil on Weilncsday July ftfUh H»l!».
the following reritdutlon wa* pasttetl
].-,)iii) t'libm jf.i.s,- .i io:.' uf cuiifldcnct
In Officer* elerf.e.} by thin Dbitricl
Htimoly, President I', M. ChrtBtophcri,
Vlco l'n»«itli»ia A. MchVKHii, ami
Hecrotary-TrettMiror Kit. Urowne, and
In- It   further   resolved,   we   etnlor»c
lovthiK for iho (lonialmiH and IHp for "heir hcIIoiih, ro !h<« One Bin t'nSon.
ho Micivm of the liwithti on the Ik! of  -
Lend mo .\otir fUhin-R Heonnf, Wot ?
Tho*." iinxlou* to ncrtiro .1. 8.
W.«Hl.H**'orih 4.1" Vuneouvi-r -.,» ,, »,(n-a'..-
<>r „i *moi-Mnr« tjnrinf \Mtrn«t. «h.>iil<l
writ., at once to Htony Mountain.
VVbuttt*'**  cure Hon, (;b|«»'on
ypmmBtmmmmmmmwaMS
Midsummer Clearance Sale Is Still On
Mrs* S« Todd
LADIE8' PUBNI8HER
Fernie
British OolnaMft
*****. ,
e'ttntl h,
manv u
■ht*   i"-i
It «<» io'ij *
.*..*t.|>>n*   thr.;»if*tt
'ii'»i-» i*i whom havr
JoJiji.*.
-.off. A.
hav». h:-f-n 'old thai* th>* "vtli ri« be
wantiil ' !*• »f. .p;* for '»fi»' m-.uth. t»cr
<h*n.  '■ " '•* '  I'-----     - '     *"   "  '•■ "'    •"
t*tw» Hnrthi*rtiwMt ot Mnitwav tra-nnit'ti
nnd the ma'* >-r i* '•» b«» it* ■•■» up a-t *•
tm*ctH*1 Jf in t'rant.rook, Tie- mifitnitn
in xa.'.'t to (.*>• |.l';f*!>' ',:. "• mJ-U'iki s:*tt
oiii> -f t.lev rall«a.i i.-iiV.h uKreeun nt
bat wf tli*: !.»■*< re»ff*r(li«n< r.«jl*.i>>» mi
rarr>* t,e on ihf» bu«nt<-' - i*h> '••- af»** »!'»-
tnir with tmt't runt* m:*n tn ?!i«- h"o«l •-n-t
of st -nun ' 11:-' • '*''er ;■ ••■ ■ -■"..-i
f**x by «nr tn*'-tn»." n»ft'*'«r:.e*'l nn* tit
il*    .... ..   4 i*. '''.', '
Hit*:,   l:i,\f  I*-It   l"fl'.:i.-   .,'i   * *   if U   ni   ,i
nt*tb*r Job.
,„i.   I'   »•   K«*in<'(lv    •<»*    M»"|lo
!'*<...»«»,   .Mr-.    Ml*.',  *U..*-■'.»   i*.
Mtl-tti. * liMi.iJI-S'*. Mf    H.^.'
Min Vnrma IV»M«I««. tl   Ktr*
Mntlntt, t'. J. Orwr.
•      f    .11  ...    .f    ,'lm.ti 1.9*4
t% tttanhVit 01 i i u*t*9,*»*t
.it,*
ill *le
line.
mor**
'*. r
Mil!
tl.,,. -
This
,.;.    h,*<   y»>*T
lit lluli,II   lli
Jt  «a« notictd
•i.i Muy i'lt';. :i'
il. lime, and la
fix    riptvurm-f ,*
i«,t" ru.iiio .i Inad
here   In   HJnSr-
«» o'clock, I'M ,
I ill fU.iUtiK,
foroi-irn worker* h»v»» left lhe
*.   *,,*»>*       I',   -      ,»,.■.«      »* .*,*!»* --.       I***w,fn
oimtry m«v be Kitting ttnd««*:r'
workers nf iilUortu «f niitioitaUti**^.     Tho French capitali*t* thuit|
f''iii.^tl.t ,i '.'..<'.. .'.im ...lo'ltSuit ;»!«) f-llVi J».v» iii.ui 5»«-fo««: rokuii v»iih ,
iio- I'nt'minii H-.t-k.-r nml their rn»«<l»itinfii«r.v ii»cliiiiit?"M«. *
In p-ncVal. what ivlmn" alVimaiHcw h Jiot in a pn*iJio» to liriiitf \
a dinliluot .<! .|inel ; it mily iirivc« llli" Witl'kor*. into tlie alivel. Tliit* j
Miil'mni tn'iitc of th<« .Mlie.1 jnnvcrs ftinn over n tich* leaf itt history *
for inankiiit!: a r«'vohitio«ar.v iH-riml «f "uttmn ami strike." ]
Seasonable Millinery in tht Latert 8tylei from the
Great Faihion Center*
g Coat*, Cape*, Suite, Oowm, Dreiwe, Whitewear, Hoeiery, ftiey
Work Materi&li, etc.
Special attention to Mail Orders.
t/i-H  -Mkw'th, tnnnortv mr Onnrr"!
Untikcn Attkwfth, whn has had tnor«
> •   tl A'
t 'ov.
ff -tl
|0I :*{  Insebrill  tellill   lttfttO?<ll   tO
. en t\eitiif«<|ay, and pl».V-«l the
*.  I..*.?, on their own   Rrotind*; ;
'   ', ;n !':c. nr of lilalrmorc
Dr. W. H. Pickering
Dentiit
it. i!
lii-tii.-t l..i
!),.,1  *....5lli.-|***
'.,*,       '.\m.iM
> I'.»e*
l\\ t'p-'ib-n'   T«!f   Ik prosxwimt lo
«'*!im.Tv.i"*< *?».- i,*t,-r-.-•■%% ilomlnionw from
the COtllHih nf  'ho l«(*:!«l|C «f   Nu'.f-ltl'.
^am   •Somp'-rv.  Jint   Wi   A,   V   of  I,,
t*i" "t'ox'toi xr^fMi,,'.. h .'.eji^itid'nK of the !1r!».*h
ti-.
»»id.'*.'
..t. ,| *i
H.-tl  I.
>t»l r<
lei*
t.t
-at    '
n?
Suddaby i Drug Stort
Phoue 188
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■~1\.**r*' *t.\ I— .*. ,s.
ffriT"1"   t' 1\     X' t, h .11    I -> >
•hnrtlr- ***Tnutr,f* at ..
wtt! *m4 op th" *1t*.r. *•'
mmt it 1* '■" (► '". .I   i TT T -.
mwotno nt Xh*  ati.iM und
MKlHtl, tbe mi'mltx ««*»
t .it,
•i i*.
'10    I
l«tl*
r,r  '*,,
l.(l*» f<.r
•tf.'t flltmV     Wltl|li'IO«'»'e«l
:,l, ,,,-».,f ttiU h . - *•!,*,■**, u
,,»,-.!.   ,|,i..'.'   .-'.    V\ ,'.l't*—.
I |,«.<*.i-n|iii  ,i  lc ket   jiwI
!   .,»•!.» «ith ■»M-E>i.'b»»< a«
I .1/1.1  In i»*  III   ».!<  ll •".-*•< •
■iy.     J, t...ii.*- i,\   il"   ti' t.t
lli . 11  li i\ mi; l» inu |.f. « -li'til In
•    ,     !,«     ,!    |l|. Mi*»l   '.,   Hi*   .»--■'   Mi w>li.
i, , r '■ . ■  •
, .   )  It. l..,»k.i- UM- li.lll'    tl.ll.l   lrlllllH->l
t.iit-N i" l> tin-n Imin io flu t •.finiitb.il
1" "'".% IWnrnHI HtM>.*r
I iot|..T' iJ   AioeiciaiM.it   <»(   tkimmw*
The Oean's Opinion  i^U^ fttH?* Si^rS «p«^;j« *»■***»**.
I only ttmit, hut tlm eountry. •'» *«MWI «»«*' d»«Pttl««, hnn tkmmne*
————o ——• .nl lh« premier blu«rl>- aa b«l»f re-
1 ,,,■,,,„    .*.,«      >•      fri    n    in, i-fti   *»-)' «-Tinr'*f(•,!»« *t*r 'ttt* nrpv.,,-** i*r.t,il1ltt**i 1,-' Hatftk nf WlTrHltntl Wlftr
nigh  nt a m«  tinK of the peoylo'a b'o ' UrdGP-10"tOUflClt UOVeMI" 'll,a *°\lcy «f "polKlibl Intfrference la
«%■",   whUI.   wa.!   inMitnM   for  the! indaitrial bo§in»«s;'
iirotw'tloi. of she u«oriranu«4 vUmm,1 mtttlt Ul ClUltinilR !    ^rtAAwlUi. who haa beuncMef la
the Very Uv   Wlllinm  lUlph  Inge.; wmno vw vviiviiiuo diwiral    cainnibittloiwr    ulttcw    Mil
d< in nt St. l*auJ*», saM: 1 nana:   ' Th«  iwwwier  haa  impreiMMMi
tiowriuiit nt, lnliind'4 ln.fcpcn<l«nci>, "W<* nro HMkiiiR for national bank.: l<ondo«, July 3l.--Hoyal a»««nt waa : every trati*. notnotlmca th* -employ-
and th« Inti-matlonal. of «h* f M W, rnptcy. »hf«-h will n»*«lt In aaarrhy.": today Rn»>n to th« i:<-rmnn pent* era, mor*»oft«»ft th#» ennilorml. with th*
.,,  .'-,.   ',,,*  ..,,..   ,.. I..,.' '.*. i....   '»-.        ,i.. it...Hin^ n.* wn* fun noHtiin m  it*'„ •* mul .« tn.- Atinio-Vrciicn tr»'.it>. belief thai ;ht*y only had lu iiunto hard j
trado union*,  hot tt^ti thov had be- whWh tha* b<*co*m«i law. «rmnah   lo   wwlv*   Ifcclr   il«mnnd« \
-I,,',-- 'n«;r ,-:',i' .V, '■'..    !/::• r:i .'-U-.it !t     '<**>»'i •: .1,   fu.'y   1!     ,^!'!i*::ij,fi   Cr*',!'   ^itM u»« buUumU-.** piu*** »»l' iU« h-a- , ___
h. .Tt' . nj-ptfod in flmuiiiajf ralda oa the Uriiai'.'i* klt.g ban tri t mi royml an^at u«m." t».-.>-^^- .... ..J- .>... „..„
people to the  pent* twaty wtth   tjermany     -nm taxpay«r» at* footing thtt Indi- f °*w% omonr mm earn nree M tut toy
-With thew i- i* not a t*-f»R«Je he-  theft*   *i!1   be   m  *pr»»etiiaw»«lo«    nf. pgf» bill* l*n»i« the ndu-nira" atrlli-e, all J -IW* wa«i»er
tnwn rich and poor." tse cnttttunmf.   p«tco nti'll three of the alffwt powcra the wwkera thrown out of employment' -*——
It  ta open  br«aatw«»K« a*a*n*t  tlw» hate ratifteil th» paet, Tbla tne «'«n- throarh the eoal shiWtaf* aw wttlaff       N# | jantaraeh HOO fnr rHb
fcrbi
1 .
and   tnake
*    *, ,*■:•>*' *
ont aarc*nicnt-
SUMMER WOOD
Another of o«r ro«*«f»ert ;rom .'I'll-
-iT.-t  hit* t».'"'5i mlrt>«sit*»-*tl it* V«r.*''»n
vt-r. 1 'corti'd he Serjeant f'nm', of ;ft«
tl   v    W    Vt   t*    chanre  npknown:
luri In r*lw**it.   II* *'.«« • -Ra*«la« b*
Mr".    <*arrv on
•  fif*w1Hre«l ***nn wrtreram-rirt ha* atl#*| Itntala; <),-*» •'nntmb^y*^ Me," wfcWb la th#!
mmmanlty.   They  are   ..   ,...._. „ ,..„   *-  ,,     -  ...  ....    „„.,„r,..,.„ „„..,    „..„„ ™ ™,
tin** rtetermimd tlyit th<«e prlvtlene* to delay until thn Canadian parlhnwnt ?*** nt mm with famlllea amoaitta toi
MitrtiZr mr*** **am m enai bm otfn ahall won m warn* iO*tttmt%«*. 'ibny n»t* tamo aetwwi at th** mmm tail mmr than two pflflntln a went, and tha; Alte b»0 tteek of goatJ lummtr tonne
wrack la tha mek drift belat driven are ahmiing down  «mptoym«nt  aat a*»aloa  Thereforo tbe ordera la cooa-i another of thaa* in tha Indeatrtal can. 	
..n tho  sunt nmrwrtv j««t west  ofVonly agalnat dl«char««4 aoldtera. hat e-U tinder Ute war meaaarea aft Mil tree of  tha Mldlandt la etea-dily In- UcfiLADCnv BRQa.
town   The «"oal *» «t a aaperior qoal- »o«B4ed am," aot ba aaaaUad aaUl P-woe la o»ctaUy -— » ta«ww*y»i»T •"«••
Ity.
rrantit M It rtebet, dlivetair of lha proclalaM
I ^INWNI   w90n lm
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