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Winnipeg's Big General Strike In
M.W.of A.
Prom William Ivens, editor of
the . Western Labor News, The
District Ledger has received a
lengthy story on "The Winnipeg
Strike in Retrospect." We regret that wc cannot get tke complete story in type and would suggest to .those of our readers who
are interested to send to The
Western Labor News, 400 Chambers of Commerce, Winnipeg, for
recent issues of that publicaion,
or, better still, send their annual
subscription to the "paper with a
sttrong punch."
Mr. Ivens clearly details tlie
events leading up to thc great
strike and shows that about 35,000
in all struck work "including hundreds who, under the present
craft union system, found no
place in which they could fit. However, they wanted to assist the
striking builders, cts., and
wallked out individually."
He callls 'attention to the low
crime record during the first six
weeks of the strike flue to "the
constant appeal of the leaders for
the keeping of perfect order."
"There was no disorder until
the regular police were dismissed;
they would not sign the slave pact,
a document wherein they were required to say that they would jpin
no sympathetic strike and affiliate
with no Trades and Labor Council.
When these men were replaced
by fifteen hundred special police
tlie trouble began. These were
assisted by mounted police and
militia called upon by the Mayor
during the process of a peaceful,
but prohibited, parade ofr etunied
"Tho night before the general
strike was called the financial
magnates met and appointed themselves as in organized opposition
under" the suggestive nonde plume
^f-^+Tfr^eitlzSHV Committee  of
tnrtr*  *. -.i        — -
1000." It will be noted that while
the strike committee was made tip
of three delegates elected .by ballot from every union on strike,
together with five persona elected
by ballot fronrthe Tradesnand Labor Council, there was no meeting
of citizens called to appoint the
opposition to the strikers. They
appointed themselves and then
said tbey represented the 'Citizens'."
After a scathing exposure of
the manner in which the self appointed "citizens' committee"
carried on its campaign of "slander,, villlflcation and iibet" all
over itho Dominion, tho United
States and Great Britain, Mr.
Ivens proceeds:
"When the press campaign did
not succeed of itself in crushing
the strike. When it was evident
that the workera could not bo di-
vided from the leaders whom they
by vote had elected. And when
they were not starved out in two
weeks, and in three weeks, as had
been predicted, then other anJ
sterner methods had to be adopted.
So, as a last desperate resort, some
hall dozen of the leaders were
torn from their beds in the middle
of the night by order of the government, through the instigation
of A, J. Andrews, chief spokes-
man of fhe committee of 1000, ar*
rested, and rushed into tbe penitentiary without trial."
"It would never do for the committee ot 1000 to have It thought
these arrests were made to crush
tbe strike, ao a charge of seditious
conspiracy was trumped up a-
gainst a number of men. To make
ft look right, a number of'Aliens"
wen Included in the charge. It is
a fact thet some of these men bad
never seen or beard of oach otber
before the armts; it is also trat
tbat tbe authorities had no vestige
of evidence against the men sr.
raited, eo bad te seareb their
homes, and, when no evidence was
secured tbere. w*« compelled to
search the wh.nU: dominion for
support evidence, but tboso things
Mattered not. Th.i leaders had to
(w got out of .krunx'j **> that th*
wat mitbt b-v-ow* t#rH«M nntl
the strike broken
had also made revolutionary statements. There was a "Eed Five"
that were intriguing for the overthrow of the state. This threatened reign of terror needed drastic
handling. Yet it must be done circumspectly or the people might
really rebel and there wonld be
a real, instead of an imaginary rebellion so the 1000 had to act.
If these English and Scottish
agitators coulld be deported the
whole industrial problem of the
Dominion would be solved. But
the snag was how to deport persons who were British born.
Clearly it had to be done under
the Immigration Act.  But at present it was impossible, and only
two days before it had been a*
mended and was now out of thc
way.   It could bc reamended only
by unanimous   consent   of   the
House.   This would be impossible
if the members understood what it
was aimed at. so an innocent appearing amendment had to be conceived that would be equal to the
demand.   This was re.idy to hand
and the thing was inmost done
when a member of tlu- House almost spilled the beans by asking in
his innocent  way  what  bearing
these new amendments had on the
Winnipeg strike situation.    The
bland answer was that, they had
no bearing whatever on the strike
situation, and, good man that he
was, he was satisfied.
Sufficient to say that under the
amendments it i.s now possible for
British born persons to be tried under the Act in secret, without the
accused being present at the enquiry. The press and the public can
be excluded; there is no real court,
no trial by jury, and no appeal to
any judge or court in the land.
"Tho strike leaders were told
at Stony Mountain Penitentiary
by~AT^riiMfevrer^ifer spokes-
Strike Becomes Lockout
Printed By Union Ubor
was there in this cry?
"To the strikers, the idea that
the 1000 were the friends of law
and order was impossible in view
of their steadfast effort to1 place
the city under martial law by the
ridiculing, maligning and libelling
of the regular police and their insistence on the establishment of
martial law.
"Yet '.there' was something behind their fears. ■ %8£did not
enlist in volunteer militia corps,
and sleep in churches, just for fun.
Theyhad genuine, fears of revolution. They were really afraid tho
present system might bo overthrown by violence. Not that
there was the slightest sign of rev-
j olution anywhere. The court record ought to have convinced them
but it did not.
A lock
trict 18.
Operations hi
man for tho committee of 1000,
now made deputy minister of justice for the purpose of prosecuting
the strike leaders, that they would
be tried under the Immigration
Aet and would be deported if the
enquiry committee so decided.
"Furthermore, these men were,
in the penitentiary, shaved early
on the following morning, or the
next morning but one, for the purpose of appearing at this deportation committee.
"Then a cog must have slipped,
for the Immigration committee
dropped out of sight. It is evident
that the government had gotten a
bad scare from some source. It
had changed its mind. The deport
ation proceedings wore dropped.
"Not the least suspicious tea*
ture of this whole deportation matter is tho fact that it wai intro-
duoed into the House, read three
times, passed by the Senate, and
signed fy the .Oovemor-Qeneral.
all within the short space of
"The old adage says 'A guilty
conscience needs no accusing". It
is true. These are tho persons who
through the war have profiteered
on blood. Their unholy millions
were supposedly in 'jeopardy.
Therefore, as one of their organs
said, the plot must be overthrown
even though half the population
was wiped out in the process.
"They knew the cost of living
had been increased by their pi of?
itering. They also knew that the;
worker could better his position
only by organizing for collective
bargaining. Hence, just as was his
cause, it must be twisted so as to
hide the real issue. ■
"Thus their clumsily preteiided
love of law and order was but a
specious plea for undisguised selfishness.
now exists in Dis-
ic Director of Coal
s repeatedly been
made aware <of the fact that the
District is prepared to make a
new agreement and to return to
work. The^complete correspondence in .Um. matter was mailed
from Calgary to /The District Ledger for publication, but up to the
time of goii|g to press has not,
reached this&flfce. Mails for tho
District Ledger or for the District
office in Calgary, have a peculiar
way of being delayed. A great
portion of the District's mail is
opened en route.
The situatipn, however, is this
The Western Goal Operators' Association are cfttermined that they
will not makjlany agreement with
the workers of District 18 unless
such agreement is made1 through
a board pf:6f|cials vouched for by
the International at Indianapolis.
As usual the Director of.Coal Operations stands behind the operators and refuses to do business
only with ad Indianapolis sanctioned boards
The issuelis at last becoming
clear cut. ,,;Jj?he refusal of an impartial committee to investigate
IhftJajustices that came on certain
Jsien through* operation of the B.
C. 8-hour law was a deliberate forcing of the men into a strike in
which the big corporations con-
troling the western coal fields hoped to be able to beat the men to
a finish as they have openly boasted. This "beating" was not designed to be on tlie apparent issue
of the strike but on the attitude the
rank and file of the District had
shown in regard to international
domination and their openly-expressed desire to see all the workers of Canada in one big industrial
The operators now think they
have the men of District 18 on the
hip. Their spies throughout the
District have so reported. A real
trial of the workers is now on.
either tliey will slavishly submit
to the dictation of the powers
that be in regard to the organization to which they must belong
ancl the officers whom they must
elect or they must continue the
fight to the bitter end.
We believe that the workera of
this District wM stand firm.
We know that they haye behind them the mine workers oi*
Nova Scotia who have already informed the Premier of Canada
that they "shall use all our influence to bring all the workingmen
of Canada into one organization so
that they can take united action
when the opportunity best suits
them to use either tlieir political
or industrial power to secure such
advantages as they thcmselyefc
deem just and ri^ht."
These are the days for the men
of District 18 to stand firmly together. Petty differences of opinionmust'all be forgotten in the
big struggle that is now on. Traitors and spies must be treated
with the contempt they deserve.
Uur fight is in the wide open, is
in the broad light of day. There
are no secrets, no plots, only a
Prince of Wales Should Receive A
Hearty Welcome
The Prince of Wales (probably
our future king)  is coming to
Canada.   He is to sail from Britain on August 5. He'is to visit several points in Alberta and British
Columbia and will doubtless receive a hearty welcome. Unfortunately for the prince he will not
learn to know this country as lm
should know various parts of the
Empire over which he will likely
some day be sovereign.   He will
be iti charge of meu who will tell
him that out in this western country we are a bad lot, especially the;
men in the labor organizations, the1
men who do the wal work of the
country.   He will be shown the
dfuet how titmno waa the pro.
ise le woven in ene erne at
Ileal by the fact that Teranehidt,
one of the men arrested, haa at.
been nienoeH witfottt now ehnrt*
"Tbs sordid story ot the attempted deportation of theee men
nrtfpenoheetoott.hsstcfwmtl' !-)34
df the eountry without the form-
sllty of a proper trial will live
long in the annals of C*na«li<ii"> history. It ie without a peer to far.
"The strike had beea mJsrtjw*.
tented ae a rtrolulion. Tbs work
en had attempted to establish a
Soviet Ivens had proclaimed a
dletatoithip awd had nid the eeat
—. m    jag^9jm^uajmmmmtta^Mmil    kajt   lau^u^   hu^&juJL
WI nWrWrtlmWlI*  Watt BWn  wWIWWwWt*
from the eft? ball to the Leber
Temple. Robinson, alias Rubinstein
It seemed to be a surprise to the
forces opposing labor tlmt-the
strike bullet ia appeared just the
same as ever ev«n after the editor
was Imprisoned. Thi* would nov-
er do. The strong nrm must he
set to work again. Tlu1 suspected
supply editor was placed under ar-
wst, thp paper nuppruwd and tho
type confiscated. And still tho paper appeared on the streets the
next day. So still another warrant
had to be issued and another sup-
posed editor hunted down. And
even then the Western Labor News
reappeared. Lot tbe facts suffice. Tbe bow matters not.
"When through exhaustion tbe
arrest of the strike leaders aud
the strong arm method* of the federal government the strike wss
finally crushed, there came a
breathing spell.
"tlie leaders bad been bail*!
out conditionally. That is they
eould neither take part in tbe
strike, attend meetings, or writ.o
for or give interviews to the pro**.
But now they were rcltased horn
tbe eonditlnn« snd n hither *nnh
| bail fixed.
"ft lien the sympattieti*® sink*
wat ealied off the workors had to
get back to work as tmt tbe/
eould. Thle was the signal for a
whttl«**!# diwriminaibn nn the
part of the emplflyers. Tite
workers were beaten. We, the
bosses, will rub H In good and
plenty. We will give them all
the strike they want. We will
establish the black IM ami force
a \mtto\x *»t tlx-m oat xtt Uu * Uy.
"The result ie a bitterness of
tjuril  that  b»*W-» tit f«»r  .\o*  kV
"Another rmtlt in s DoibJomw-
wide fsmpslgn to wale the people
to the menace of a finance controlled pariwassnt.
'' We nave seid tWat ib* vwninuW
tee et 1000 rahtsd tb* ery of revol-
ation and law snd order.   What
firm demand that any further enslavement of the workers of this
country must not be tolerated, no
mater in what guise it may appear. I
Interviewed by a Calgary paper'
yesterday Secretary Ed. Browne
spoke what we believe is the unanimous feeling of the workers,
and we quote from that report:
-Miue officials representing the strikers of District No. 18 are now prepared for a resumption of negotiations
toward a settlement of the differences
which hare tied up tho district since
-Ma..- 24 last. This statement Was given
out this morning by Edward Browne,
secretary of the United Aline Workers of America in District No. IS, and
he said that the miners are ready to
accept order 124 as Issued by \V. II.
Armstrong, director of coal operations
in Canada, and it was on this point
that thd trouble arose almost two
months ago when the strike was called
The main difference, which *Mr.
Browne contends ls now separating
the minefi and Mr. Armstrong is tho
stand taken that the government
should dictate to the men what organization they should belong to.
^Neither _the_KQSenunflnLJWJ
announces her
Monday Morning, July 21
All Summer Goods Will
Be Greatly Reduced
In Price
6it*or nody will ever tell us what or
ganlxfttlon we should affiliate with,"
,<wu Mr. Browne this morning. We are
in good standing with the International, but the last agreement which
waa made between District No. 18 and
Coal Commissioner' Armstrong was
made direct, aad not throngh the International.
'Mr. Brown? says that the coal commissioner wants tne International to
vouch for the officers ot Distriot No,
18 before any negotiations are taken
up for a'new agreement, and it Is proposed that the International should
come In and mako out tho agreement,
under which the miners of this district
would operate for the next two years
or whatever term tho agreement might
specify. This will not be considered by1
the miners, and so lonj as the commU-
sioner thinks thst the government can
dictate to these miners what labor organization they belong to, there will bo
no chance of a settlement, according
to iMr. Browne.
"We have alwayw dealt over and
above bosrd with the government and
ths operators," went on Mr. Browne,
"snd we ara prepared to do the same
tame in tbe future. A referendum voto
is always taken among the dlfforont
locals before any agreement Is ac
rented, and the tmme will have to bn
dons in this esse.- If we wanted to
play an underhanded game, we would
certainly hsve an excellent opportun
ity In this case, for even it the International would come In and draw up any
agreement, which might not be jatli-
factory to us, It would be an easy matter tor the miners to uo called out In
Novsmbsr or December wben the fuel
nutation would be most acute."
'!Dut thai is nol our attitude. We
have always played the game fair, and
ws sr* prepared to carry through any
agreement now."
"We are prepared (o onler the men
Ut return to work under order ut,"
ssld Mr. Drowns, but It must be understood tbst tho government will nm
dictate to what organisation we he*
Labor Temple in Winnipeg and
told that within its walls a Soviet Government   was   established.
In Calgary he will likely be shown
Paget Hall and in whispered tone
told of the conference held their
some months ago when the One
Big Union idea was sprung.   At
Vancouver he   will see the scores
of red-coated 'riders of the plains'
who are found necessary to keep
track of such men as Jack Kavanagh and Vincent   Midgely   and
Billy Pritchard and a lot of other
British born men who want to "overthrow the existing form of society."
He may eome to Pernio and he
may even go to see beautiful Elko,
and, if he does, Fred Roo will come
out of his store and warn His Royal Highness about the terrible Bolsheviki infesting this country.
Turn as he will the poor prince
will always be finding someone to
take the joy out of life by tlieir
trying to make him believe that
this portion of his father's domain
is rebelious.
If District 18 were not so short
of funds we would suggest that we
get together and help entertain the
prince and show him that we are
not such a bad bunch of scouts
after all they say about us. We
would like to take him away up
north to Brule, where A'ex. Susnar says they have '*on!y nine
ninths winter md aU thi; rest is
good,old summer time." In Brule
he would meet some of the boys
wiiose forefather*! were born iu
Ui rmany, but that was not their
fault any more'than it is the
prince's fault that his ancestry
also came from across thc North
&a^J[fjjie strike shoukLnot-haru—
pen to be oy^r at the time of tho
visit the boys would take him out
to the bush where they are in
camp and let him try his skill in
pole vaulting against Martin Wall
or pitch quoits with Morris Campbell.
If he had time to visit Canmore
he would find Secretary Nie Thachuk, a Ukranian. whose wife is a
graduate of Prince of Wales college in P. G. I., and Nie would see
to it that he had a good day there
among the mountains, incidentally
meeting a lot of miners who sre
classed among the dreaded Bolsheviks.
From Canmore to Bankhead is
but a short run and there he would
find a veteran of the South African war, in the person of Secretary   Frank   Wheatloy.   Frank
would do the honors in good shape
for he knows how martial pur-
ades before royalty are carried ou
in  the old country. The priuee
would lw tihown the O.l'.R. mines
at Bankhead.   It is quite likely
that he will know that "C.P.R/'
utands for Canadian Pacific Railway, a group of loyal .patriots who
nre carrying on a small transport a-
tion proposition for the benefit
of the people iu the west of Canada.
It would hardly he expected that
the prince would have time to
visit Olipliiiiit Miiunuii and Mountain Park, or Kvansburirh or Cur-
ihff, or a score of other mines
up that way, but if he did. he
woiilld Hnd a "very civilised" lot
Continued on P*g« 4
Saturday Matinee 2.».  UMut MlthU FirU Show >t7
Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19
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*dd.e PoloinTfie Lum mf tH* Ctrei**"rhapt f
Otic Red Comedy
Monday nni Taesday, July 21 ui 22
"A Olr 1 of Today**
Vitagraph Ave part feature
"Tho Wotnma to tho Web"-epi*ode 12
Ono Reel Comedy
Wednesday aad Thursday, July 23 and 24
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A story trf great Inve
Two Root Comedy
m *Sri-#»»!*t
of the
Loggers of the Interior Country Take Notice
The Loggers of thc Coast Districts have formed an organization known as the B. C. Loggers' Union, industrial in its
scope, comprising all workers in the lumber.industry, and eon-
vtnu'tion i-aiups. affiliated with the Vancouver Trades and
Labor Council tind the Ii. ('. Federation of Labor.
"' We invite all Loggers in the interior to join hands with us
in a united effort'to belter our conditions, whieh ean only be
done in this manner.
, Organizers are now on tlie road,and will pay you a visit
in the near future.
So get* ready!
For further'information communicate with E. Winch, secretary-treasurer, (il Cordova St. W.
The Son of
Copyright by Frank A. MutueyCo.
Keep away from Mines of Consolidated Company at
Em iloyocs locked out slnco Miy 20i:h. Consolidated
Company refuse number of employees locked out work,
and areaivertisingfor miners and othor workers In other
parts of Canada.
Majority of locked out empl jyeis have their homes
and families in Rossland and have worked in Rossland
for years, and aro bsin£ discriminated against by Consolidated Company.
Tarzan Returns.
ND Korak?
Tantor carried blm deep Into
the Jungle, nor paused uuUl no
sound from tbe distant village reached
tils keen ears. Then he laid bis burden gently down. Korak struggled to
free himself from hia bonds, but even
tils great strength was unable to cope
with tbe many strands of hard knotted
rord tbat bound bim.
And wbtle be struggled through tbe
DiKht with bis bonds Haynes and Merloni were riding rapidly northward
i long the river. Tbe girl bad assured
Baynes that Korak was safe in tbe
luiigle witb Tantor. It bad not occurred to ber tbat tbe ape man might not
be able to burst his bonds. Baynes
bad been wounded by a shot from tbe
rifle of one of tbe Arabs, and the girl
wanted to get blm back to Bwana's
borne, where be could be properly
rwred for. .
•Then," she said. "1 shall get Bwana
to como with me and search for Korak,   He must come and live with us."
All night tbey rode, and tbe day was
still young wben theyVame suddenly
upou a party hurrying southward. It
was Bwana himself and bis sleek,
black warriors.
At sight of Baynes tbe big English,
man's brows contracted tn a scowl,
but lie waited to bear Meriem's story
before giving vent to tbe long pent anger In bis breast. Wben Rhe hud finished be seemed to bave forgotten
Baynes. His thoughts were occupied
witb another subject
"You say that you found Korak?" be
Baked.   "You really saw hiralr"
"Yes," replied Meriem; "as plainly as
I see you, and 1 want you to come witb
me, Bwana, and help me find htm
"Uld you see blm?" He turned toward tbe Bon. Morison.
"Yes, sir," replied Baynes; "very
"Wbat sort of appearing mau ls, be?"
continued Bwana. "About bow old
would you say?"
"I should say be was an Englishman
about my own age." replied Baynes,
"though he might be older. He ls remarkably muscled and very tanned."
VHis eyes and hair, did you notice
tbem?"  Bwana spoke rapidly, almost
,>;niizing tne gins vui.-e. r< ;<. u M.-cuiea
lump bi bis throat.
"Meriem!" he riiilcil i-u-'-. n- ii -i
Happily the giii t'kiuiir.i'-J tu i-i-
ground and rati for-«iinl io .reloast'
Korak, but Tantor Ii/Wi-iv] his head
•tuinausly and trumpi-i- >l ii^wanihi-s -
"tJo back!    Go.l>;ick!" i-iu'd KurnU
Me will kill jour
Meriem was almost ui Kmnk's s*i<u-
-.vbeu Tantor saw a long .knife in lu>i
hand, and then he broke forth, Hollowing horribly, and clmrjicit down upon
the frail girl.
Korak scre;:med cuiiini.-mds t<> his
ihi go protector iu on etim-i u< 'mit him
Imt all to no avail M<>ni**m nu-wl to
ward tl}e bordering tret--*; with nil the
speed that lay In her swiii Iiiih** feet,
(jut Tantor, for all hi.-*! huge bulk, drove
down upon her wirtt the rapidity oi un
express train.
What was tliat"r   Kur.-ik's eyes start
I'd from their sockets     A sii-nnso lig
,ire had leaped from the tree the shade
•f which Meriem already had reached
-leaped beyond thc girl stniis-Jt Into
he path of tbe charging elephant.
It was u half naked white giant.
utoss bis shoulder u coil of rope was
ooped. In the hand of his gee-string
was a hunting knife. Otherwise be
was unarmed. With naked hands he
faced the maddened Tamor.
A sharp command broke from tbe
stranger's iips Tbe great beast halted
In bis'tracks, and Meriem swung herself upward Into thc tree to safety,
Korak breathed n sigh of relief, not
numlxed with wonder He fastened
his eyes upon the 'face of Meriem's de-
•"or norses una clothes. | me to ner. 'i toos Mm at anee io ao-
My Dear met lilm at the gate, her "Kiral d'Arnot; who I finew bad trav-
eyes filled with questioning and sor- '-led some ln Central Africa. The
row, for she saw tbat Meriem was not man's story led tbejulmiral to believe
with him- --.bat the place wbeta the white girl
"Where Is sbeV" sbe asked, ber voice the Arab supposed to be my daughter
trembling.. "Muvlrl told me tbat she was heldJa captivity was not far from
disobeyed your Instructions and ran your African estates, and he advised
off into the-Jungle after you bad left .that I come at once and call upou you—
tbem. Ob, John, 1 cannot bear to lose)that you would know If sucb a girl
ber too!"   And Lady Greystoke broke ; were In your neighborhood."
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 orjaniainj Cj Dpirati/a distribution and ulti
mately Co-operative production of the merchandise for which your wages are exchanged.
„     Incorpuiatu.' 1907
— -sseUedlysT—it—was—Meriem—wbo-aBT -bom.	
Tony Oerico
Communicate At Once With
839 McLeod Building, Edmonton, Alta.
Charged   Down
Frail Girl,
livcrer, aud as recoguitiou slowly filtered into bis understanding they went
wide lu incredulity and surprise. Tantor, still rumbling angrily, stood swaying to aud fro before thc giaut white
Then the latter stepped straight beneath tbe upraised trunk and spoke a
low word of cdmmaud. Tbo great
beast ceased his muttering. The savage light died from bis eyes, and as
the stranger Bteppcd forward toward
Korak Tantor trailed docilely at hid
down and wept as sbe pillowed her
head upou the broad breast where so
often before she had found comfort ln
the great tragedies of ber life.
Lord Greystoke raised her head and
looked down into ber eyes, his own
smiling and filled with the light of happiness.
-What is it, John?" sbe cried. MYou
have good news, Do not keep me
waiting for it."
"I want to be quite sure that yon
can stand hearing the best uews that
ever came to either of us." be said.
"Joy never kills!" she cried. "You
have iouud-ber?" Sbe could not
bring herself to hope for tbe Impossible.
"Yes, Jane," be said, and his voice
was busky wtth emotion, "1 have
found ber and—blm!"
"Where Is he? Where are they?"
sbe demanded.
"Out there at the edge of the Jungle.
He wouldn't come to you ln his savage
leopard sktu and his nakedness. He
sent me to fetch him civilized clothing."
She clapped her hands in ecstasy, and
turned to run toward the bungalow.
"Wait!" she cried over her shoulder.
"I have all bis little suits. I have
saved them all., I will bring one to
Tarzan laughed and called to her, to
"Tbe only clothing on tbe place that
win fit bim." he said, "la mlne-if it
isn't too small for bim. Your little boy
has grown, Jane."
She laughed, too; she felt like laugh.
big at everything or at nothing. Tlie
world was all love and happiness and
joy ouce more, tbe world that had! been
shrouded in the gloom of ber great sorrow tor so many years. So great was
ber Joy that for the moment she forgot
the sad message tbat awaited Meriem.
She called to Tarzan after he had
ridden away to prepare her for it, bnt
be did not hear and rode on without
knowing of it himself.
And so, an hour later, Korak the
Killer rode home to his mother, the
mother whose image bad never faded
In his boyish heart, and found in ber
arms and her eyes the love and forgiveness that be pleaded for.
Aud then the mother turned toward
Meriem, an expression of sadness erasing the happiness from her eyes.
"Sly little girl," sbe said, "in tbe
midst of our happiness a great sorrow
awaits you-Mr. Baynes did not survive his wounds."
The expression of sorrow ln Meriem's
eyes expressed only what sbe sincere*
ly felt, but it was not the Borrow of a
woman bereft of her best beloved.
"I nm norry." «ha pnl-j ntiltA almpty
"Wbat proof did the Arab bring that
she was your daughter?" asked Lord
(irey stoke.
"None," replied the other. "That «s
why we thought best to consult yon
before organizing an expedition. The
fellow had only an old photograph of
ber, on the back of which was pasted
a newspaper cutting describing ber and
offering a reward. We feared that,
having found this somewhere, lt had
aroused, his cupidity and led blm to
believe that in some, way he could obtain the reward, possibly by foisting
upon us a white girl on tbe chance
tbat so many years had elapsed that
we would hot be able to recognize an
Impostor as such."
"Have you the photograph with
you?" asked Lord Greystoke.
The general drew an envelope from
bis pocket, took a yellowed photograph
from It and handed it to tbe Englishman. Tears dimmed the old warrior's
eyes as they fell again upon the pictured features of bis lost daughter.
Lord Grey8t3ke examined the photograph for a moment A queer expression entered bis eyes. He touched
a bell nt his elbow, and an instant later n footman entered.
"Ask my Sons wife If she will be
so good as to come to the library,*' be
The two men sat in silence. General
Jacot was too well -red to show In
any .way the chagrin and disappointment he felt In the summary manner
In which Lord Greystoke had dismissed the subject of hts call. As soon as
the young lady bad come and be bad
been presented he would make bla departure.    ,
A moment later Meriem entered.
Lord Greystoke and General Jacot
rose and faced ber The Englishman
spoke no wovd of Introduction. He
wanted to see the effect of the first
] artillery omcer depends most ot aa
' upon bis watch. He si*£s with a tele-;
phone glued to bis ear audf field glasses'
in bis hands. He bas no tlmt to be
fitnbllng for. his watch. A minute's
error ln changing the range woold mean
tbat tbe shells would be falling into
bla own advancing troops. Nor baa tha
officer leading his men across No
Man's Land any time to be fumbling
for hia watch."
Kept Hia Head.
An ambassador of tbe great Chart*'
magne while visiting a court in tli*
east, ignorant of a law of the king
that condemned to death any' one who
moved a dish at table before the tyrant
was served, committed this offense.
"Great king," said the ambassador, "I
die without a murmur; but, in tba
name of tbe great emperor whose servant I am, I beg of your majesty one
favor before I die." The request wae
granted. "Give me the eyes of every
man who saw me commit tbe crime."
"It ia well," said the king. "Their
eyea shall be plucked out for thee."
But no one admitted be bad seen tbe
ambassador move tbe dish, not even
the king. "Then why should I di*
great king?" asked the ambassador.
"The deed cannot be proved agalnat
me." The king was pleased and forth*
witb pardoned the ambassador.
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Sole Agent for thc J'.\»s for
Lethbridge Brewery Products
Hen!  Y\ liiilcx*)ii«- |!rif"*<- I" 'in* '!"r;*<t*«
tifai   Ut.it   fHtui.il   Oi,   ALL   AKMPKRANOE   DRINKS'*
Jon-Suirh ('rut'* Paul for Ittittlf*
E PICK,   TU Bottle King"
Tin* Alt>c ft a Hotel ' Mainour*, A Hurt a
twered him,
"Korak's hair Is black, and bis eyes
are gray," sbe said.
Bwana turned to his bead man,
"Take Miss Meriem aud Mr. Baynes
home," he said. "I am going into the
"Let me go with you, Bwana!" cried
Meriem. "You are going to search
for Korak.   Let me go too!"
Bwana turned sadly but firmly upon
tbe girl.
"Your place," be said, "la beside the
man you Jove."
Tben be motioned to bis bead man
to take bis horse und commence the
return Journey to the farm. Meriem
slowly mounted tbo tired Arab that
bad brought ber from the village of
tbe sheik. A Utter was rigged for tbe
now feverish Baynes, and the little
cavalcade was soon slowly winding off
along tbe river trail.
Bwana stood watching tbem until
tbey were out of sight Not once bad
Meriem turned ber eyes backward.
She rod? with bowed bead and drooping shoulder*
Uwana sighed.
Slowly be turned toward a nearby
tree. Leaping upward, be caught a
lower branch and drew himself tip
among tbe branches. [Ha movements
were catlike end agile. High Into tbe
treo bo made bis way and tbero com
menced to divest himself or bla cloth
•      •      •      •      •      •      •
After Bwana bad1 left bla party.
•ending tben back toward tbe farm,
Meriem had ridden for a abort distance
witb bowed bead Wbat thoughts
passed through tbat active brain wbo
may aay? ('recently abe seemed to
come to a decision. She called tbe
bead nan to ber aide.
"I am going back witb Bwana," abe
Tbe black abook bla bead. "Nor be
announced. "Bwana aaya I Uke yoo
bone. Ro I take you borne."
Presently ber horse pstuwd beneath
• low banging breach, and ibe biacb
bead nan found himself gaslng at tbe
girl's empty saddle. He ran forward
to Ibo tree Into wbleb sbe bad dlnap-
peered Ile could see nothing of ber
De rallied, bul thore waa no response
unless it nlgbt have been a low. taunt*
Ina laugb fnr fo tbe right, ne sent bla
men Into tbe Jungle to eeawh for ber.
tmt tbey came bark empty banded.
After ewbtle be returned bis march
toward tbe farm, for neyoes by tbli
time was delirious witb fever.
Meriem. shedding tlie awkward Arab
rods they bail given her lu llie sheik's
douar. rared In riding brtnrbet aad
Meriem was watching, too, and won-
derlug. Suddenly tbe man turned toward ber.
"Come, Meriem!" be called. And
then she recoguized him with a startled "Bwanal"
"Jack!" cried tbe white giant, kneeling at tbe ape man's ,slde.
"Fatberl" came chokingly from'the
Killer's lips. "Thank God that it was
you! No one else iu all tbe Jungle
could bave stopped Tantor."
Quickly the man cut the bonds tbat
held Korak, aud as the youth straggled weakly to bis feet and threw bis
arms about his father the older man
turned toward Meriem,
"I thought," be said sternly, "tbat I
told you to return to tbe farm." n
Korak was looklug at them wonder*
lugly Iu his heart was a great yearning to take the girl lu his arms, but
tn time he remembered tbe otber—tbe
dapper young English gentlcman-and
that he was but a savage ape man,
Meriem looked up pleadingly Into
Bwana'a eyes.
"You told mo." sho sold In a very
small voice, "thut my placo was beside the man I love." And sbe turned
her eyes toward Korak, all tilled witb
the wonderful tight tbst uo other man
bud yet scon In them aud that none
otber ever would.
Tbe killer started toward hei with
outstretched arms, bul xtiddcuiy be
fell upon one ktn*e before hei Instead
and, lifting Iter band to hi» Up*. kls»«l
It more reverently than lie could have
kissed tbe baud uf hia country's queen
A rumble from Tamor brought tbe
three, all Jungle bred, to Instant alert-
nee*. Tantur wna looking toward tbe
trees behind tliem, and ss their eyen
followed Ills itnte the head and shoulder*-of a great ape appeared amid the
For a moment tbe creature eyed
tbem. and then from bis throat rme n
loud a< ream <>f m-«ignltl<»n aud uf joy.
■md a in.uncnl later the brant bad
leaped to the ground, followed by a
■core of, bulls like himself, ami wae
waddling inward thrui, tfiouilnx In tbe
lirl.iKinlliil tougtii* of ffiff iieilliMimld:
"Tarran baa retttrned! Tarsan. lord
of tlw iunslef'
It vn■■:*. Ab«i. «nii i»i*ia»tiy Ite ron-
men<*d tc*i'lnu and (Minding about
the trio iittcrlnu ttf*f«***>ii« nhrlckn and
mouthing* tbat t« any other hnmaa
things tnt-stit here hirtt'-iitwt ihe meet
rerortons rage, bnt tbent ttxr*e knew
that tbe king of the n\*e* wn* doing
homage to a king greater iUuu bin-
self ffl ti»» unit* fenced til* shsgfl
bulla, vying «un oee another as te
orttt* <M
« on* <t*      ■***♦ t
fl'' ■fmiwt uh* tiont^ned 't-sn-Tw timid «**»' nMer lh*
*l.9*9ilt.      -t-W-^tHf
"111 U'l UU"
mtffliW'Vitn'VMi'** **«<■' •>:'-■ >-v:-i-*v-i '.iTl%if!'if*®w^mmaaami
U You Went tbe BEST in Mean Phone or Calt on
The Meat Man
Dealer in
trmh and Cured MeaU, Flab,   Poultry.   Butter,   Bfgt,   Cfe
f J-rlivf-rv   I'rmitpt l*r\o*r <dniii**1ft  W
lie t,r uy tit-Mi nt \>,b Avf Hit*>i Vi,-t*,ir»s» Hi
b-tatrvMwe. Mmerta
for, a point where abe knew tbe el»
pbents often fat-bend deep In tbe tm
tm due rant ot tbe abefkle vllUw Sbe
moved silently and awtflly.  From bet
mind she bad etpunged an thoughts
mwi ******* ***** aim it**..**, **m,i* i***t*i*
and bring Mm berk wttb btr
Now there rnmn lo bn emslttft oot
Cril* ibe w«nl of Tamor. end sbe knew
that »Im> wae on ibe right trail not
j rtoee to him tbn awugbt »be dH nei
j ceil wit. bepaaae tmt iHonedl.t-o ewpnat
* him tnd prtmnftf »)hr dtil, hrsstftig
j Into atftttnf them as tbegrvstetepbeat
I -l'tiitflMl at**nd -balaSHnf the mnn asl
tb« beery stake opoa bis keel,	
tbem tbere ttHb trie opraHed tnmk.
.]  "KmnrortotUemmtmottrnm
ate above Urn.
IwMotly tN mitt sarong abort, lev.
«oi Ha iwriM te tbe tmmmt «4
tavafccli. prutawd to tm
*(■•««»   **9*   wat»uvn«
i tm11.ini.v "i.uiiflr.
"But It was not love. I did not know
what love was until 1 knew that Korak
lived," and sbe turned toward the
Killer with a smile.
Lady Greystoke looked quickly np
into tbe eyes of ber eon, tbe son wbo
one day would be Lord Greystoke. No
thought of tbe difference bt tbe stations of the girl and ber boy entered
Iter mind. To her Meriem was fit for
a king. She only wanted to know tbat
Jack loved tbe little Arab waif.
Tho look bi bis eyes answered tbe
question hi ber heart, and abe threw
benarma about tben both and kissed
them each a dozen times.      *
"Now," sbe cried, -I shall really
hove a daugbterl"
it wss several weary marches to tbe
nearest mission, but tbey waited at
the farm only a few daya for rest and
preparation for tbe great event before
settlug out upon tbe Journey, and after
tbo marriage ceremony bad been per-
loru,cd tbey kept on to tbe eout to
take passage for England.
Tbo,v bad been borne but a weak
wben Lord Greystoke received -e nee*
sage from bia old friend D'Arnot It
was in tbe form of a totter of Introduction brought by one General Around Jacot. Lord Greystoke recalled
the name, aa who familiar witb mod-
era French history would nott for
Jacot waa In reality tbe Prince deCad-
tenet, tbat Intense republican wbo re-
fused to use. even by courtesy, a tltlo
that bad belonged to bla family for
400 years.
"Tbere la no place for princes tn a
republic," be wae wont to aay.
Lord Greystoke received tbe baled
no*fd, gray mnstaebed soldier tn bla
library, and after a doten worda tbo
two r.,cn bad formed a mutual esteem
tbat waa to endure through life. Aad
the soldier's words laid vividly before
bla bost ecenea and eventa nearly two
decades Old. Be told ble boat bow be
bad been a captain In tbe foreign Le-
gioa of Fmnce ststtooed at tbat ttmt
to Africa. Be toW now be bad boated
down maraodlog bands of Arabe aad
blacka la tbo beart of tbo great deaert
of Sahara. Bo told bow be bad In
camp witb bin ble little fOar-yeer-old
daughter aad bow be came back to
totnp ooe day to And tbat sbe bad
vysterionaly tUeapptared-
Neltber tbe wealth of ber father and
aMber nor aU tbe powerful loooanoo
ef tbe great French rtpnMIc wero ante
to wreet tbo secret of ber wbsieeboots
froai tbo IwerolsWe deeert tbat bad
•wallowed ber and ber nlt&ottet.
A reward ef such •nornwos proper*
(toes wae otfeted iliei many advene-
tome were attracted la Ibe boat,
emoftg  mean  Jtmmmo  ami  MalMM.
Easy to Keep Afloat. ,
If every person knew that tt ft tn*
poeelble to sink tf one keeps his ann
under water and moves bia lege as it
be were going upstairs and tbat one *
may keep this motion up for boura before fatigue ends it there would bo
few casualties. Sucb ia tbe fact Bz>
cept where cramp renders motion in*
possible the man who gets an involuntary ducking has small chance of
drowning. He can generally keep
afloat until rescuers appear. The peo*
pie who drown are those who frantically wave their arms out of water
and lose their self possession.
He Knew How It Felt
Tbe Teacber-So Delllsh cut San-
eon's ban- and all bla strength went
out of him. Now, when did Samson'a
strength go out of him? You may an*
ewer, Willie. Willie—I guess lt wna
when he seen hisself in th' glass.—
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Threads as Complexion Charms.
The girls of Roumanian country districts take great pride ln a clear,
healthy complexion, and Just aa the
girls In our own rural districts a generation ago would get up before breakfast and steal down unobserved on die
first day of Hay to wash their frecklee
away In tbe dew of the morning ao tbo
girls of Boumanla take red and white
threads, twist tbem Into cords, from
wbleb they suspend coins around tbelr
necks. These talismans tbey wear
from tbe dead ot whiter to the moment
they aee the first blossom of apring;
feeling sure tbat thereby they will
guarantee themselves a milk white
complexion, rosy cheeks and ruby Mpa.
-National Geographic Magasine,
Ml knew youi  I know yeul" she orled.
sight of the girl's face on tho Frenchman, for ho bad a theory, a beaven
born theory, tbat bad leaped into hia
mind tbo moment bis eyea bad rested
on tbe baby face of Jeanne Jacot
General Jacot took one look at Meriem, then turned toward Lord Greystoke. "Bow long bave you known
Itr be asked, a trifle accusingly.
"Since you showed me that photograph a moment ago," replied tbe Englishman,
"It la ahe," said Jacot, shaking witb
suppressed emotion, "but sbe doea not
recoguUe me. Of course sbe could
not" Thon be turned to Meriem
"My child." he said. "I sm your"-
But she Interrupted blm with a
quick, glad cry as she ran toward blm
witb outstretched arms
"1 know you! | know your sbe
cried. "Oh, now I rcmombcrr And
tbo old man folded ber In bis arms.
Jack Clayton and bis mother were
summoned, snd wben the story had
been told them tliey were only glad
ihat Utile Mcrleui bad found a father
auo a mother, i
"And .really you didn't many an
Aral, waif after nil." aald Meriem
•Isn't It liner
•Vou are fine," replied tbe Killer.
I married oy mile Merlon, and I
don't rare (Or my part whether abe ta
an Arab or Jost a i'.Hlt Mangaul"
"Sbe le neither, my eon." said General Armand Jacot. "Rhe la e priaceea
In ber own right"
nie ann.
•hem Welle of e Cathedral
81, Caul's istlKHlral will drop ton
seventh to ninth place anmog. tbo
world's largest churcbee when Uver*
pool cathedral aad the Church of St
John (be Divine lo New York are Bn*
Tlie others ara lit Peter's, Kome; Mt>
tan cathedral, Cordova ratbsdral, Seville ratbeilral, Cologne cathedral aad
York minster.
Tbe height of tt I'aul* in the top ef
the cross Is tt» tntt-teetyattm tm
■ower than St Peter's, Itooe. To tba
ridge of the roof Is 119 ttet, to the
tjelitttrarfiog of tbo atone gallery te SOI
feet, and to ihe goldeo gallery Is et*
•rtty 100 fret higher.
From a purely arrhlteetonl point «f
view, nt, N»l*e Is far mtm twantt-fnt
than Ml. Peter's er, indent, any Italian
toihedrat Tbo dome tn partlenlar la
the ftiM*-* to tbn world
tm enter fnett tu* m ine tnet tbat I
»»»o«o»»oo»-*>»o»o»oooca >m»
German Ex-Crown Prince
Unfaithful and Brutal.
Wife Now Seeks Divorce
HE former German Grown
Princess Cecllle haa taken
steps to divorce ber hue*
band,   Frederick   William,
according to a statement given to
8wias  newspapers   by  the  former
Grand Duchess Anastasla of Meek*
lenburg-Schwerln, mother of the for*
mer Grown Princess, The statement
says that it long haa been tbe desire
of Cecllle to divorce her husband,
but that the pressure of tbe Hohen-
aollern family up to this time had
prevented her from carrying It out.
Tbe statement or the Grand Duchess charges Frederick William with
cruelty to bis wife, saying:
"On one occasion aome time ago
the situation became ao unbearable
that my daughter actually Aed hor
home. She alnost succeeded ln
reaching Switzerland.  Ordera wero
aeat from Beriln to internal bar
aad Mo waa captured at the derma
f roatler like a common triailaat and
taken to Berlin under arrest
My daughter will be able to alaoe
Oenaaa <
before tbo
Korak laid htt hand affectionately!
upon bla faibefa shoulder.
Tbere Is hot ooe TanaaV* ba aald*
-There can neve? be another."
A Pnmiif ftewntea
TWO days later ibe three dropped
from Ute trees on tbe edge of tba
ntala, aereee which tbey eonM
aaa tbo enoke rising from the baaga*
low and thn emUonn chimney*. Tar
aan of tbo Apea bM regained hte rtv
T,U.y ii*4.*_ j.*i* ,yf^ .'„v  ..W tiJontk-ii^^tito [ib* mitoili *t( (be e»*>*rUi« ,* ptaottmbt I
tcitlve of dvilkslkitt. yet aereral of
tbeee threw ibonuelveo late the eeareb.
Tbo bonea of aenw ere Weeeblng bo-
neath tbo African onn opon tbo alien!
**l bavo coaw to yoo," eiptataed
General Jacot ae be coocioded. "be-
came oor doer admiral telle na that
there to no ono la aB the world wbo
ta more tettnotety erqealated
Central Afrioi thaa yoo.
"We did alt that lovo aad nnM
eren gatefitnM-nt nwnnn oould do to
dteeover ber. bw aB to no aveB.  Um
4 «*••.  Tbe ioorr tkmm t* atity-ii^ 1 Hit li
rm lower thus tbo mt**,.   Vm bolt  "*"~
»Wr belgbt tbe able wane form ao pan
>t ibe cathedral al all, for tbey oalf
■**** In *omt*m1 »Tw» Otltoft-tttv, to tW.
will bo able to grave manv
af ibo gieoaso* atneiiy   .
Hit laidelUlos weie nanoroaa aad
thet* te ahaalBte proof of tbeea. mt
bratalltg wat atroefna.   0* tttm
ttmt tm seeasuo ny deeghter wna
irnotot with nrt uttl ntoimnto. tbo wno
fflseit[rtnthln* from itietm wb*n be ] i-kniie uTaa" pubUabwl' bt the teedlt«
bad btddea It and as Korak refased
to enter tbo prooenee of bla motbor to
ttm eevege half retseeat tbat bo bad
worn oo long and oe Marten weotf not
leave bin nt tmt. as she explained,
Aat be wooM tbanta Ms nlad aad
ma of ftito tftti Juttgttt auutu. the fa.
to tba
papers ef every targe city of tto world,
) m never did we gud a nan or weosao
. whn ever IhmI torn bet mom tno day
i »be dbnppvtriHi
!   "A *#eb ntatw Ibere ramn le OM bl
, fart* a swerlbf Atat* wbo reRsdMn.
,***i Mtn*** H*em*h    He mm Met ISO
a g^toJk M^^^^^^m e*m.ae otbmtmmmmtm^&a ^an^^t ^^^^t^Ltt m**i^jn
I -ws noma mt uiwwn mh nn non
todo between the sMe ahdeo and tbt | byHMTbnSnS^ bEoZ'
mam f*a~i.owtM opisien. BeHIt deepaicbos by wmy af Ibr-
..—       ■ -■"'■ •'• 1 wnonrOvruarriaaintnntvngavMi
Wriet Wst«h« tn War. J?!*,2J,± ^^••EFffiS
Why all odhws weor wrist watebaa 12elS!?2LHrift8LS2 iC
nmynmmt, moenrrmomi *mmm * o«4ll» «m «»tfk4 in Jono, 1Mb.
itt,m ibe tnswbeo on on Htostrattea, j f^ mit ^^ g^ cMdraa. Obi
fewtng bow everr neve was awdo on 1 r*nn***i bn*in§ been born fn IIII.
s proarroaged erta-Oete. tbe artffiarf * t%« tttmm Crwwn Pttnre te now in
oontwr of om enda. wHs tba tefanoy
advaand twenty ytrda. then ttftteg i
so rwewty ynrm rartnor anaan, wwa
tteinii    Itm iti i* iwi        -  ■ ■■ -M' ~
bW9 mtmwnWj  WMi
ftn*- His fanily ban * rowahiad at
A? tkto ebeUJU*.- be eeM, "te^e* j *7y' nH
Tbo former Drang Onebeaa Aaan*
laefo waa a ttom dosbeea of.
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Tremendous destruction of forests has been going ou for several weeks in Alberta and British
Columbia. This week has seen
Pernie enveloped by flames and
smoke and the upper timber on
Mount Proctor has been almost
completely destroyed. On Wednesday night the spectacle of the
burning mountain sides was magnificent but it was magnificence
at a tremendous sacrifice of natural resources. '
The forestry department of the
government is exerting great efforts for the prevention and check
of forest fires but when a lengthy
.dry period comes their work seems
to be unavailing. °
Iu every package of a popular
cigarette is a slip which say? that
each package pays seven cents towards the cost of the war. It would
not be amiss, perhaps, to tack on
another seven cents on each package as the way of getting partial
payment for the forest fires caused
by the carelessly thrown away
cigarette butts.
Another great cause of fires is
the thoughtlessness of picnic parties. The average hunter and camper is careful but the children who
are allowed to wander off into the
bush and along the stream banks
on picnics do not realize the danger that follows their use of
matches. It may yet become necessary to issue permits for all picnics, however small, and to keep
strict supervision on the carrying
of matches into the bush or forest.
But there is aribther factor often
overlooked. In our present system
of "production for-profit" the
lumber concerns fail to remove
the deadwood and brushes they
remove the forests. This accumulation soon becomes dangerous
tinder and a constant menace to
the,remaining trees. If ever the
forests really become the property
of the people and production is
carried on, on the bgsis of use,
rather than profit, real conservation of natural resources can be
loooked for. Capital wants "div-
dend-producing" timber just as it
wants "dividend-producing" coal
Mighty forests have been wasted
__and limitLesa^oaLjreas-destgoyoA
Tn the struggle for "cheap" products. The system under which we
live is wasteful beyond description
but the present owners of the
country want that system to continue little caring how much our
natural resources arc wasted or
how severe is the struggle of those
who don't own the country to
even eke out an existence.
"Desolation," lament the humanitarians.
"Paralysis," answer the economists. N
Bankers, financiers, captains of
industry—the shrewdest observers
of economic facts, come back from
Europe with the same story. 'If 1
were to try to put into words what
I sum up as the most essential
thing to grasp about-the situation
in %rope.'' says Frank A. Van-
derlip, "the two words would be
paralyzed industry." Mines are
flooded; factories are closed; labor is scattered; markets are disorganized; credit is shattered;
transportation is disrupted;—the
wjfiole fabric of industry, by
means of which the people of Europe were fed, clothed, and provided with the necessaries and
comforts of life has been destroyed, not only in the countries that
were devastated by battles, but in
all of the countries that took
part inthe war. At the end of five
years of war European industry
is at a standstill.
Force was tried to the uttermost, and now the best brains are
trying to undo the damage; many
are convinced that i* cannot be
undone, but that it will wreck the
capitalistic civilization that relied
upon it for salvation.
Where lies the hope of the world
todayMn force? No-' The hope of
the world lies in the capacity of
the Labor Movement to build the
structure of a new civilization inside the tottering walls of the old
one. Labor has overthrown autocracy in Russia and bureaucracy in Germany. Labor is striving to redeem England, France
and Italy,—striving, through solidarity, to mend the yawning gaps
and rents that force has made in
the texture of civilizaii:>n.
"Will the Labor Movoment succeed? Can it stave oft" chaos and a
new "dark age" of social convalescence? Time will answer. Meanwhile, let those who have eyes to
see "take note of the ghastly results of the philosophy of force to
the uttermost that inevitably follow when force is applied to the
uttermost.—Scott Nearing.
Western Coal Operators Much Con-
cernedOver Affairs Of Workers
Organization In Dist. 18
Get Information From Spies—Have Determined
That All Officials Who Are Not "Sane" Will
Have To "Walk The Plank"—Operators Have
Co-Operation of Government—The Worries of
Premier Sir Robert Borden
. The futility of any attempt at secrecy in the conduct of a labor
organization was well shown last week following the two meetings
held by the miners. From the report in the Fernie Free Press it was
evident that the coal company has under its thumb, either for monetary reward, or the hope of a favored job. a man whose duty it is to
keep the company fully informed in regard to meetings of the men;
to point out to the company those who are too radical or who seem
to have too great a degree of influence with the workers.
As a matter of faet, the workers of Gladstone Local have done
nothing or said nothing of which they need be ashamed and a."spy"
can do them no injury. The company has shown discretion in selecting a man for their informant who is of more than average ability
and cunning and he will doubtless see to it that his reward is forthcoming. The time was, when workers were prepared to treat roughly
a spy when one was located (as the ONE we refer to has been Ideated)
but those days have passed and the honest men of the local haye no
desire of taking the law into their own hands
But tliey do not forget.
Fables in Fact
The Boy Town Railway
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In the same issue of the Free Press, in which appears the report
of the two meetings, there is also an article on "The Strike Situation."
The report and the article are both products of the pen, or typewriter,
of the-Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company's office; both are well written
and both are very illuminating. It is refreshing to hear the Company
state that the men's agreements in the past have "been kept in good
faith" and also to read how "sympathetic" they are towards the firebosses, whose position, they declare, "is far from enviable." /fhe
paternal spirit of the entire article is quite pathetic but the pathos is
clouded over by the black hyposrisy which would attempt to besmirch the "repute and established integrity" of the officers of District 18. .'.«:■.'. . .    ■
Nova Seotia miners, many of
them idle and others working only
two or three days a week, have
started an agitation regarding the
use of American coal by the Gov-
The management of the coal company speaks of the present
strike being "engineered" by the District officers and would convey
management fought against an eight hour law in British Columbia
the impression that it was uncalled for and unnecessary.. The same
and when that law went into effect was among the first to, violate, it.
The District took the stand that the law did not contemplate any reduction in wages whatever and were advised from Victoria that such
a stand was justified. The matterr was practically settled but the
Crows Nest Pass Company held out in regard to men who had previously been working ten and eleven hour shifts. The District
officials would not yield the principle. Tlie Director of Coal
Operations (whose decisions in matters of moment and principle
have nearly always favored the operators) issued Order No. 124
which carried a reduction for the* men who had previously been working .ten and eleven hours. The District refused to accept the order.
The minister of labor endorsed the action of the Director of Coal
Operations. The District then asked for an investigation into the
cases of the men involved and the Director of Coal Operations said
he would grant such investigation and make it with his two assistants provided the District would Be bound by their findings. The
Dsitrict refused to be bound by the findings of such a commission
and the strike followed.
Once upon a time a boy named Billy'i'ound during liis
travels an old disused mine that had annexed to it some
railroad tracks.. Later he found somo wheels, aud built
himself a ear. Up the track some hundred feet he pushed
itj and found that it travelled back oi its own volition.
All his friends wanted to ride, and,he, being a budding financier, made'them pay with bats and balls and
all the other things considered by boys to be wealth.
By and by Billy owned all the'jnarbles, all the bats
and balls in Boy-town. Then business got poor. Still, the
boj's were there. Still they wanted rides—but Billy had
all the wealth. So Billy said,'"I guess this must be what
Dad calls a panic; I shall have to get these bats and balls
in circulation again."
• So he offered to pay the boys in bats aud balls to
build him a depot, cleaning his yard, whitewashing his
fence and weeding his garden, and he paid thein well.
The toy* all cime back lo him f >r railroad rides, and
Billy found that he had all his chores done and still he
owned the road and all the wealth of Boy-town.
By and by business grew dull again. "Another
panic," he said. "How can I stop it?"
About this time the other boys got discontented and.
organized. They collected wheels, boards, etc., donated
labor, and built themselves a railroad.
Billy's railroad grew rusty, so he went over to see
Vhat the boys were doing. Every boy took turns at riding and pushing, and they wero having a fine time.
"I guess I'll ride," said Billy, and he 'offored tbem
marbles in payment.       ,
"That don't go on this line," they answered. "If
you want to ride, Bill, you have got first of all to push.
Only labor talks here."
Wm, Robson
by the day
Kootenay Granite and Monumental Co..
P. 0. Box 865 Nelson, 8. C
The  only  Monumental   Works  in   the
lo. U
ie;:or foi District
W. of A
MacDonald Block
Lethbridge, Alt*
Note—Billy  knew  what panics
how he appreciated the revolution.
were.   We wonder
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PYTHIAS.   NO.   li
Will me«t ivunia
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Visiting mini <
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Alfred linker.
K. Ii. S
H. A. Mackie, M. P. lor East
Edmonton informed the government recently that there were 350,
000 Ukranians in tho Canadian
west who were anxious to return to
tbeir native country but were being refused permission to leave
Canada even when they wero offering to pay their own expenses, lie
called attention to this condition
in view of th* fact that certain
branches of tho G. W. V. A. are
asking for deportation of for*
eigners to that there will be less
fear of unemployment in Canada
during the coming winter.
The matter is having ''the con-
alredation of the government,"
Tbe "consideration of tbe gov*
eminent" means tbat the financial interest* have to be consulted
and tbey in turn tako the matter
up witb the men who are managing tbe eoal mines and! nther (n-
duitriea. Wben the matter was
taken up with the Crow's Nest
Pasa Goal Copipsny management
tbere waa a quick objection to
any deportations ot foreigners
who 'eould work In tho mines.
Tbe only deportations the com*
piny would relish being those of
certiln English, Scottish and Welti! natives wbo have becomo too
J renounced in their advocacy of a
ibor movement abut* tho tine*
nw being pursued in Oroa Britain.
Other eoal operator* in tht
weat have also sdvwed the government tbat all tb* workers will be
needed and there haa htm no bee-
itstlon In some quarters in declaring that 'the foreigner are
lust aa good mUwrs im Us* .nm*
ernment railways in the east, such
coal being used even away east of
The matter was taken up with
"Destroyer" Robertson at Ottawa
and though his reply was delaying
owing to his ''leaving for Winnipeg" he managed to lind an excuse fpr the Department of Railways as the price front across the
bonier was so very much lower."
To tho minister of labor (?) the
following reply was sent:
Hon. G. D.:'Robertson, Ottawa.
Dear Sir:
Yours of July 2nd to hand with
.ropy of letter to Robert Baxter enclosed.
I have read very carefully the
statement in regard to the pur-
chaw of coal Irom tlio mines of
Novo Scotia by thc C. N. G. and I
most say it is truly disappointing.
While returned Nova Scotia Sol-
dier miners walk around idle
cheap coal dug by "Huns and
Hunks" in the United States is
being used on the "peoples." road.
It is nothing short of down right
shame that one ton of American
coal should be used cast of Mon-
treal until all our miners are fully
employed. I am,
Yours truly,
(Sgd.)       J. B. McLACHLAN.
Sccty. Dist. 26, U. M. W.of A.
Iu m recent address ou Democracy, as we learn from the Christian Commonwealth.Bernard Shaw
illustrated bis point by telling this
story, an old story, he admits:
"There was once a reetor wh«
was extremely fond of outdoor recreations, hunting, driving and
garden parties. One extremely
dry rammer day be had extra share
of theme enjoy men ta. Thc weather
however, by no means suited hi*
p-arssbiotte?**, who mo their vn>|m
a failort If rain did not mme m**a
They begged him to put up prof or
tor rain. At last he very unwillingly consented, and at U»« even-
Ing service prayed (non« too iiii-
Kt^^Tfc-^kZ1*^) fo»«ra«Si moderate-win and
itt iiata.''
That, in brief is the history of ftllqhft-Llflhglnaepinf^-^rHWy
tBe^StncToffiicals are concerned. It would be interesting to have
uncovered all the "engineering" that took place between the executive of Iho Western Coal Operators' Association and the Directors of
Coal Operations and* his assistants. It would be interesting also to
have recorded the expressions of delight with which the coal producing, branch of the C. P. R. as well as of those "in the know" of
the Crbws Neat Pass Coal Company welcomed a cessation of work.
The smaller coal interests of Alberta were not so jubilant but they
have been more or less pacified by being told that now is a good time
to "break tip the Ono Big Union idea," which the public have been
told means Bolshevism and that Bolshevism means public ownership of women, etc. The operators are gravely alarmed for the
sanctity of women.
There are certain men in Dittrict 18 who the operators would
like to seo eliminated. There is an anxiety on the part of those who
own and control our coal mines to have "sane men" in control of
labor affairs. They are not anxious to have honest men, men whose
first thought is towards-: the interests of the workers as a body.
The "sanity" they desire is a willingness to have tho workers kept
in subjection and when they are smitten upon one cheek to be always
ready to turn the other. The operators want men in labor affairs
who will be willing to preach ''servants obey your masters" and who
have had petrified into their minds the idea that "the poor ye have
with you always." It is not good for the operators or for profiteers
of any description to have men in the ranks of labor who have ideas
or ideals; men who believe that the present system of production
and distribution is wrong and must bo changed.
It will ba interesting to watch hour th* elimination of "undeiir-
ablea" will be proceeded wtth,
There is a close connection kept np between thc financial interests controlling tbo mines and Edmonton, Ottawa and
Victoria. From Edmonton tbe chief mines inspector has been out
endeavoring to break tbe strike. At Victoria the Crows Nest Pass
Coal Co. received a promise to keep hands off until the men wer*
beaten. At Ottawa on Saturday last we find Sir Robert Borden
bemoaning the faet that "in British Columbia a lnrgo smeltiner **■
toUinhtrntit in unable to continue its business for lack of ok<> whieh
cannot be supplied owing to strikes in the mining districts." A
very little investigation ou Sir Robert's part would have shown
him that less than a half a cent a ton additional would have kept
up the supply of coal and be could also bave discovered an interna-
ing connection between the smelting interests and the mining inter-
wts and their willingness to cease production in the hope of breaking the spirit and unity of the workers.
Sir Kohert. in the speech to which we have referred, pleads f«r
trouble* to be "settled by peaceful methods and without constant
interruption for the nation's task." Would not the appointment ..f
an unbiased commttaion have been a peaceful settlement of the present airika In District Wt Tht appointment of such a eommiMb-n
waa all that the work*v* asked for* when it mon refused their only
resort was a ematlon of work.
by big interests and was in close'* touch with one of the best lega	
in the city, who was acting on behalf of eastern^ manufacturers fo
this purpose.
However, nothing came of the movement, because labor at lhal
time was satisfied. ■ -.   '
Why were the heads of the Internationals of that dity xo en tro r to
join forces with Canadian labor, and to dominate it?   For the ".same
reason,   that the big  financial   interests   iif llie United States. ha\ <
brought about a condition of atfairs whereby they dominate the busi-! Phone 188
ness affairs of Canada, through our banking'system.  ,, '
Canadian labor sends millions of dollars iii the way of dias to i In-
International, not one dollar in ten is used for the benefit of ( una.iian
In times of labor trouble in the Dominion, it is like drawing teeth
to get strike support.
International officials are to fight tite 0. ft. LT. to the bitter cud. at
leasft, it has so been announced by the press. Why? Because. 0. b. U.
in Canada means tbat the prestige of the officers of the Intenutioua1
as farts the Dominion is concerned, wijjbe gone .for ever, and Vill'.
that, millions of dollars of revenue, upon which these officials live.
Each trade has its International, therefore, each trade has to su£por[
ift4he-¥mt«d-Sta+esf ~~
■Dp. W. H. FickeringT
Bank of Hamilton Bldg. . Opposite
Suddaby's Drugstore •
Barrister. Etc.
In One Big Union, there would be but one set of .salaried oi'li.-ial.s
the expense of maintaining such an organization would be reduced to j
a minimum, consequently tbe individual''laborer would .haye dues to j
pay to the Dominion organizations, and instead of 70 odd organizu-..)
tions to maintain in Vancouver; each with its officials, halls, rents, |
stenographers and sundry other expenses, there would be only one j
organization and consequently the expense would be reduced eorre.s-!
pondingly. ■■■-**■* i
We arc told by the papers that the leaders in the One Big Union '
movement are Reds. We are told that Washington and Ottawa wil"; j
light this movement to tlie bitter end. j
Reds are men who seek to destroy life and property, to incite iv- •
volution ana unseat governments by force, has anyone heen any !-.-■
diea'ious of such an action on the part of the sponsors o& the 0.15.1".'
These men are called ftc'ds, hut two not the proliteeiv who bav.',
stolcjrbillions from the people during the war .just us inwli -^initio! j
to this name ? Wo think that both should be in tbe same category.
The one brings ruin for financial gain. j
The anarchist directly. . ;
The profiteer directs his forces against all people,
The anarchist against wealth and ihe government, ruler-: and men
of titles
The one brings ruin for financial gain.
Tho othor through a misguided idea of bringing about reforms
through force and violence. ■ I
Both are enemies of society.    * i
When Ottawa takes action against one, it should take like action
against the other.
Hut why try and poison the mind-K of lhe people against the O.B.U.
Labor is capable of fighting this iixivemeiti within it* »\vu rank*.
if it is n menace to tho labor movement. Ninety per cent, of labor j*
far more intelligent nnd has a keener gra"»p of life, of e<-oiiomi.,M. of
justice, than the class of people who would adv'-we th.i.*,!, Uih h-slu!**
th« average editorial writer, for he wrilv***. wh.-n ho is (old, not hit own
There are but few men in Canada who are in a position wh-jv
they cau express their view* of lht» government, or the tinn wl,.,
through money control the "im•ermiiHif.
Uur reader* may*rest asMired, they "ill never nad in the daily
press anything but biased report* upon the u. Jt. I , which. -.,**. y.->
Jm* itol Iwifii born, but iht* expected advent of I hi* n» w < jv.-ttinv ol labor, will W still b«r», if the International** and the fmnin in! inter*-ni**,
can pcrstutde the* midwives t«» j»*erfonn en ill- tml «»*;••• r:tti;n
We have heard a great deal lately about labor Im -iny l*d by a f*>w
irresponsible men who wish to destroy la'h^ i than build i;< U<.*■• mty
thinking person believe this? If they do. it i* I.»■ ■««•.*' of th.-ir «!«•»*-
ignorance of th« later n* a whole. Sp»nktts-i of b-inc II, w<> do o..?
hear this remark wppl'ted to the memVri of ih* I*.:* ns,i,;*.,>i„,\ «.... >*
officials have plitniied to *»*rid em'Msrir*** nerov*. *•»•*• **-*..;*;1?j.>r>!
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the largest life assurance organization of tho Dominion.
Fair-dealing and progressive business methods have given it leadership in annual New
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Fernie Sport Notes
" Why Pay Rent? when you can
buy house, 3 rooms and pantry,
well built, plastered, stone foundation and Lot 6, Blk. 64, Annex
for $350.-W. Minton, Box 982.
—The services at Olivet Baptist Church on Sunday. July 20
are as 'follows: ' Sunday School,
2:30; Evening Service, 7:30. Rev.
"Walter Daniel, of Vancouver, will
—The marriage took place on
Tuesday morning of Thomas
Hughes and Miss Ada Clowers.
The happy couple have gone to
Spokane and Seattle on a honeymoon trip.
—Fernie readers of The District Ledger are familiar with
"Tarzan of The Apes" and will be
pleased to learn that Tarzan is
coming herein the movies. He is
to be at The Isis Theatre for two
performances on Saturday evening next. Manager Johnson has
been trying for several months'to
secure this thrilling picture and
has at last succeeded in doing so.
It will be a treat no one should
The United Church
Rev. C. K, Batzold, Pastor
J.Wliitelsouse, Orsranist
Services, Sunday, July 20tht 1919
11.30 a.m. "Thc Watchman"
7.30p.m.     "Is Not This Thc Christ'4
12.15 p.m.        . Sa.hba.th School
ACordial Invitation to All
Prince oj Wales
Continued trom Pago 1
—The forest fires which swept
between Mount*Fernie and Mount
Proctor during Tuesday and Wednesday and up the sides of both
mountains did an immense amount
of damage. Several camps of the
Elk Lumber Company were destroyed and a great number of logs.
Tliis loss will interfere greatly
with the operation of the mill and
will be felt, not only by tlie company but by many workers and by
the  business  interests  generally,
—The Rod and Gun Cllub, of
Fernie, has adopted a constitution
and bye laws and has appointed N.
D. Suddaby to represent the club
.J*it__thg_^gathering of the clubs at
Vancouver, MrTBuddaby^isTIso
a delegate to Calgary to take up
the matter of having the Prince oi
Wales visit the Fernie District on
a big game hunt. It is proposed
to round up at least one grizzly,
a goat and a mountain sheep for
HU Royal Highness and as a matter of publicity for the finest big
game region in Canada. The Rod
and Gun Club has decided upon a
vigorous campaign to assist in the
enforcement of the gam1} laws.
—Dave ReeB. international organizer for the United Mine Workers of America, was in Fernie on
Sunday ancl Monday and on Tuesday left for his home in Vaneou-
ver. Mr. Rees has recently returned from a trip tn N'nra Scotia
in the interests ot t»>e U.M.W.of A.
Speaking to The Dislrii' Ledger
he said that affairs in District 20
iNin'n Scotia) are. froni nn organ-
izrMion standpoint in a very favor-
i'l)!',' eondition. il* spoke highly
ol the three e\ieutivi> ulHeerti,
U.ixier, Harref and MHjii.'hlan
who were rec -nti/ re-elected l»y
big majorities. At the present the
H.ii;"n* are work in* abort time, the
r.imuilon Coal corporation claiming to find it impossible to secure
shipping for the transportation
of the eoal to the markeU up the
St. Lawrence. The big corporation, been imp of the enrtailmeiit
of it* export market, is getting after thu luci-ii tiiulc K-rudly tu the
dkemfilure of the smaller e«»b
To The biKtriet Ledger:
At a meeting of Hanhhead I.»-
eal Union held July 8th 1919. the
following resolution wa* mumim-
otwly adopted ,-
Whereon., Hankhearf Lmal 1'n-
om Xo. 2D, V. XI. W. ut A„ ha»
been instructed by the Kxeentive
linard »ini l*oii«»y C-nmmittec of
Diitrict \*, to Nominate a lioard
Member for Hnb-Distriet No.4 and
Whereas, the*** instructions arc
iu t:udur%atioi'i of a fir ular ro-qti-wt
in«C the ree«U uf JWr«l McmWr
Frank Wlnashy, eharniusj that he
in oppittit'il lo the t»ne Hig 1'nion,
of men in every camp and never a
stiletto, or a tomb, or any of the
anarchistic appliances which are
supposed to be cached away all
over this western country by Lenine and Trotsky.
Coming back to Calgary a call
would have to be made on the
District offices where Secretary
Browne would be delighted to
show the prince the safe in which
the mounted police* failed to find
aiil details of a revolutionary plot
and a few million rubles. If it
so happened that President Christophers was in the office when the
visit was made we are sure he
would have no objection to putting on his silk hat and acting as
guide to the party down into Sun-
ay Southern Alberta and through
the Cro.w. Taber would have to be
visited and a call made on Sandy
McRoberts for the prince is fond
of the Scotch.
But here let us pause a moment.
We slipped by the Drumheller valley in our suggested itinerary. It
would never do not"to have the
prince go into Rosedale and see
that man Moody the man that has
made Rosedale famous—what for
we needn't say.     But there are
some good men up in that valley
and the prince would find him a
far more loyal subject than lots of
tlie same name on the green isle
itself. At Wayne he would find
Secretary Kent leady with a real
Royal Highness is fond of macaroni, cooked in its most delicious
manner our friend Cacchioni, despite the high cost of living, would
see that he had it in abundance.
Coming back to the south again.
Leaving Taber President Christophers would   probably take the
prince to Lethbridge and there he
would find Charlie Peacock, who,
though English by birth, has the
reputation of being able to understand umpMeen dialects from all
over Kurope. From Lethbridge the
route woidd be through the Crow
with probable stops at Blairmore,
Bellevue, Hillcrest and Colemau.
The mayor of Coleman, Jack John-
stun, is secretary of tho miner*'
union and would hand over the,
keys of the eity forthwith. At Belle
vue.   Jaek Brooke   at Hillcrest.
Kmiik Lote; at Blairmore. Rod Mc
Donald, all of them British horn
(cxeept Rod McDonald who is a
Cape Bretoner) would give bim am
pie proofs of the loyalty of.the
Coming on past Crows Neat'he
would have to witch off at McGillivray and go up to Corbin to aee
the Big Showing. He would find
John Virgo willing to act m guide
.md tu txjdttin what a vmt amount
of eoal there really ii in this earner of British Columbia,
The next stop would bc at Michel
where Dick Beard would meet the
party with hi* automobile. After
showing him the possibilities of
Michel, giving him a refreahing
bracer of two per cent at tbe slnb
a football game would probably he
stug.'d on the fa mow* finder iWd.
Diik would then brinir the party
'fd'-jig to Kernie with only a brVf
Mop at Sparwod, the coming cily
if tbe Crow,
At Fernie the Kod and Oun Hub
have »|»okru first »nd the miner*
would have to pam tbe prim* over
to Hre*id«nt Kuddaby and Scere-
tury Tom Neck of that elub for
thev are already on th* trail -4 a
,»„. ft-M-4 « wirt-i,f*-s***tf, ■pnnl for the
« deWta-Hon.
Peace Day
Miss Jessie Richardson is the winner
in the Victory Queen contest and will
be duly crowned at the Peace Day celebrations. The other arrangements are
also well in hand and Chairman Claridge is informed that there will* be-a
big crowd in on the special train which
is coming over the G. N. from White-
fish, Mont., and on which will arrive
the Eureka baseball club. An all around admission of 23 cents for all over
14 years of age will be.'charged 'for admission to the grounds. The refreshment committee have been doin-? great
work and will be prepared to look after
the big crowds. It will be the biggest
day of real sport ever put on in Fernie
and the population is expected to turn
out en masse. Everybody should see
the great Victory, Parade.
of tire season ended' in favor of the
Heme  team.
The Home Team carried no passengers. All played well and ii woud be
'unfair to msntioa any player iu particular. Best for Michsl: Guest, Jenkins, G. Travers and H. Traven.
The liveliest game of base ball yet
played at Victoria Park was tnat hetween the Old Timers and the Uula-
Hulas last Friday when it took eleven
innings to end the -game, the scare
standing at 3—4 in favor of the Hula
Shaw made the first scor*. being
the lirst man to bat for the Hula
Hulas in the flrst inulugs.
Scott and Spence tallied for the
Old Timers.
Xo one g-ct past, first un either side
in -the second innings and no scores
were made by either side in the third.
E, Colton scored for the Hula Hulas
but the Old Timers. added a goose
egg to their basket in the fourth,
ia the fifth the boys failed io add
to their score but (McLeod scored for
the Old Timers.
In the sixth Scott fanned Ricketts,
Biggs and Glover in one, two, three
order, but the Old Timers also failed
to count.
Both sides added goose eggs to
the score iu the seventh ami, tht
laying being good, both sides did the
samo in the eighth.
Things began to get interesting and
In the ninth Ricketts sent a Ily directly Into the hanils of tho pitcher.. Biggs
got by first but. was caught trying to
got by second and Glover struck out.
Ciiitos nnd Scott both got p.s fnr as
first,'.''McLeod .**.got to second and
Spence sent a beautiful—too beautiful
—a ily out to right field which put the
sido out,
The end of the ninth with the score
standing 3-3 made,,things look interesting to the rooters and the boy3 went
into win in the tenth.
Shaw, who had made the first tally
for the boys repeated his play and
Todhunter evened the tally again.
The eleventh found the tension on
both sides and on the beuches as taut
as the fourth fiddle string just when
the dance is called and Dunlap scored
for the boys.
The Old Timers, being too anxious
On Wednesday »v«ning at Fernie
before a disappointing crowd Michel
footballers went down to-their first
defeat at the hands of the Teamsters.
TEAMSTERS — Sawyers, Booth
and J. Riley; Brindle, W. Riley and
Mills; Wheeler, Dicken, Jolnson, Thornton and Robson.
IMICHEL '—- Guesit, Jenkins and
Holmes; A, Travers. G. Travers and
Weaver; Ball, H. Travers, Yates,
Brown and McGovern.
REFEREE—Sweeney, Fernie.
From the kick-off it was tvident that
the Teamsters were out to win and the
Michel defense had a trying time of
it for fifteen minutes. Shots from all
quarters found tho Michel goalie equal
to the ocasion. Tcimsics forwards
were playing fne football, especially
thu left wing and centre forward, Yates
tried hard to force his way through
the Teamsters defsuse, but he war,
always pulled up before he could get
within scoring distance. The home
half backs were playing a brilliant
game and it took tho .Michel lor wards
a long time to get going and .hen thoy
were up against a dour pair of back:!
who took no chances. After twenty-
five minutes play the Teamsters scored
Robson carried the ball down the left
wing and crossed at the right time to
Joiuson; the later player steadied himself and put tha ball out of the reach of
tho Michel goalie. Atihis period of
tho game 'Michel were playing for ull
they were worth to keep down tho
score. W. Riley had two great shots
at goal and it was incKy for Michel
that their goalie was on. tlie spot.
Sawyer so far had only handled the
ball two or thre times so wen woro
the home backs and -half-hacHs playing. There was no further scoring ond
half time found the Teamsters leading
by one goal to nil.
In the second half the Teamslors
were on the defensive, Michel having
the advantage of a stiff breexo which
had-sprung up, and they certainly did
try hard for the equalizer, but the
homo defense wero giving nohing
away. Sawyer brought off one or
two marvellous saves this half.
Yates and he could do nothing against
W. Riley. Booth and J. Riley were
now playing the game of their lives
to keep the "Michel'boys out, aud any-
thing that passed them found Sawyer j to even the score again, did some dar-
always at hand. Yates had hot found i ing base running which cost them the
things to his liking, and at tfcroe mm-! game and the score stood 5-4 in favor
utes to go leftthe Held. The Teamsters 'of the young- boys who gave the old
held on tp the*r lead and the be.it game boys  a  hearty  cheeij  at  the  close.
FIVE ROOM HOUSE on two lots in block 47, only 81,000.00
SIX ROOM HOUSE, electric light, water, on south half of lot U, block
32 $1,150.00, terms;
TWO ACRES OF 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 ut $1,100.00
DWELLING, on McPherson Avenue, in good location, $1,800.00
RANCH with large house, and five acres of land, partly cleared-und
fenced, about two miles north of Fernie, terms.
INSURANCE:- We write, Fire, Life, Accident, Health and Automobile Insurance:
Special Monthly Payment on Accident & Sickness Policy
for the Working-man
Bank of Hamilton Bldg.    . Fernie, B. C.
Saturday, Jtaly 19
j£%to -£-&$
Wtthln tht frontiers of a desolate, God-for-
•mken jungle on tbo dark, aliout coast of Africa
this giant whlto man, reared by an ape mother,
roams and kills.
He slays tbe Uon and tiger with his bare
bands, the jaguar flee* at hit terrible ery and the
massive elephants fear him.
The stealthy panther and dreadful gorilla ate
but babes In hit hands. AU the ten Ible beasts of
the junglo skulk away at his approach.
Then comet tbe beautiful white irirl and
tak*s  her to bis Uf east and covert her (*tt> with
From original story by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Tartan's struggle with the Hon -The
•Uphant raid on the cannibal village
Battle Between au ape m.d n i;'trills
Abduction ofthe white «lrl by the npus
Hia rot v with
and l,<io ettttn -Pr*d«»d in <!>• *', i**t jiu-.g'et
of Bra*ll at a cost of «M»,mn. Staged with wild
lions tigers, elephants, baboons, apes and cannibal*.
also the 4th episode of "THE BRASS BULLET"
First Show at 7.00
Second Show at 9.30
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■iin»t#nwr*ti* an«1 rn*»<m«tttHtiiiM.i**Uf
n\, in thnt it item** in» Hrt»u«-rj    v,,^ Wi* n-ntir* tbe itiihcuiitttj
thought   »IMlithw miRht hn in inmnginK JW|
the   freedom
•peeeb, -ind
Where**,   we
B* it nttolred. that thi* L***M
Union pr»t<Nit» ag»in*t tbe nptint)
of th# Rxteutive Hoard nu*l 1'ul-
ky Committee of Dirtrtet 1*. «»n
the grounds thnt the initrnetions
om nneonMitutiwriM Htnl«Hio<.>
roll*. *nd unworthy nt mm wh«>
t*j>r*M»fnt ih* int<«r«t* «*t M»*.«-
workm of fh'w IWntrH, siwl fur-
Tlfcift • eopy of thk motutU.n be
fcrwBrttwt in the DUtritt office, to
(*n*»h ii program bul or hthtit
hnvo th.* failed th* prinw wowld tnfoy it and wt
x.~ .x*,*.r    F«nV»?*ft **,+» t,„ wm*,M  )*#*rn M»r<>
j.Wtit thn w»1 Mmdltbn nt aitaiw
»r.1 *Wnt hk loyal »nhi#rta than
h* will learn in tht eomrnny «f tlw
l.nn^U of "mutt*" who will he
kow-towing aronwl him daring
Itis. ttay tn Canada.
lira. Verrer tnd family with
lo thank all etifitfen aod frkndi
for tb* fiortl tribute* and alto for
all lattla In tttt IW*tri*t and to th*»*&« •*»*>•% »»* khMhww ■**»»
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fWgn«t) ' Thot. Ubtttev, Pi*a.
William Otitis, Rw. &»«*
Bankbra.1. Alt... Mf V>WX
TVr wpwially thank Ibt Inifhta
of Pytkiaa and the Miehtl ofidik
It ia with d«op regret that we have
to announce the death of Janws Mercer by drowning in Carbon Creek on
Saturday last Before the strike -Air,
Mercer was engaged as a fireboss iu
8 mine, iMichel. All those who knew
him esteemed him most highly. He
was a man ever ready to help at any
time, a man well liked by his fellows.
It appears that when fishing at the
falls on Carbon Creek he fell down
the steep side of th'e canyon and his
hea<l must have struck the rocks rendering him unconscious or partlallly so
His body was found in about a foot
depth of water 100 yards farther down
stream which would indicate that he
must have struggled hard in a semi-
unconscious state for life because it
Is agreed that there was not sufficient force of water to have washed
a dead body down so far in such shallow water.
The funeral was very largely attended by the numerous friends who
had known him for many years.
The football fans were given a
good show for their money when the
pick of Coleman, Bellevue and Frank
teams visite-d iMichel on Saturday
Uast. The home team were well satis-
fled to play a drawn game (3 goals
each) with such a combination of
players opposed to them. After the
match a good smoker was arranged
at the Soldier and Workmen's Club
and we feel surethat the Coleman
boys will come again.
The engineers, feeltng that a settlement of the strike was in sight
tor tMs week have started work at
Michel but since the operators are not
prepared to make an agreement as expected it is nearly safe to say that
those workmen will again be back lu
the fight. -We feel sure that these
men'who have played the game for six
weeks will not act as strike breakers
at this stage; at least we hope not
The iMichel boys who mot the Fernie footballers on Wednesday last
wore, for the first time this season, de-
ieated_hy_^i clo je margin of one
^goal to nil. TWiTw^ understand Htf
ishes tho league games for thai season with iMtchelwinner of the league,
The iMichel team has now arranged a
match with the Lethbridge team
which we understand has an unbroken
record, so a good game can be expected.
The painters and other* connected
with tho' renovating of the 8oldlero
Workmen's Club will won be through
with their work,80 aU dance enthusiasts will know that there wilt be a
aeries of dances right to the back end
ot this year. Don't forgetevery Thursday night. The proceeds form the
dances will be used for the benefit ot
the returned soldiers by way ot suit-
able presentations at tbe ond of the
__ o . .'
Tite boys of Brule are having
a great lime during their vacation and hold sports of all kinds
daily. The champions are: Martin
■Wall, pole vaulting} Duncan
McDoukbII, atone throw} Pnt Con-
wny, hop-st op-jump; MorrU Campbell, quoits; Pete Nolan, horse
shoes; Jack McClcnnan on the
buck naif.*
We have just received another
$1200 ordor of groceries which
will last ua for another six weeks,
and then we will have to fall back
on our private account!. According to tha newspapers we wero
making 120 a day for the past few
yeara so our pocket books ought
to be able to stand quite a strain.
It'« hard to tell when tho boys
will be willing to go back to work
Round two over the Mil pile—
The company came tip very groggy after the wallop they got ui
the flrst round. They led out with
one of their stool pigeons telling
the crew that he was loeal union
secretary and it would be all right
to load the eoal. The crew knew
something about ring generalship
and side stepped and that was the
"blow that nearly killed father."
The shovel is going back to Kamloops.
The camp was inspected on Juoe
30th. The itwpectlon started about
10 p.m. and finished at three o'-
clock tht next morning (daylight
saving^. Poasibl? If they had inspected during daylight tftey inigati
I nave Ibumi the sam* uu**mUt>
i conditions found by the U<Mlth in*
, apaetor two months ago and whieh
'he aald must bi remedied at once
—th* etna pool full and running
over about IW teet front several
homes.  Ono family was ord«red
by the dottor to m«m as thoy
were being poisoned by the stench.
Do yoii not think it would bo bet»
tar if wa bad onr own inspectoral
Plus Wax Tax
No Extra Charge   For Reserved
Including Famous Ballad Singers.
Entrancing Dancers, Novelty Entertainers, Expert Comedians, Instrumental and Vocal Soloists. A
20-piece Band, Every Man a Soloist.
Watch for the noonday parade
and concert; also the concort in
front of the Theatre at 7:15 p. m.
Don't bother with eoal Arts as ths days
prow warmsr
No. 1 Tamarack $3.00 per rick
Also big stock of good summer wood
Phono No. 69 Ptrnle
Peace Day Special
Friday & Saturday, July 18-19
Douglas Fairbanks
AND     *
Monday and Tuwday, July 21-22
Biilie Burke
Eddie Polo in
—ttm »i    nwiiiH mmamwmtmmwwm, :mmmmmmWumt*,mmam * n, »tiimmanmmwm*
Wal aod Thun., July 23 2*
Sessne Hayawaka
ley, of Bankheaad, writes to tbe
Albertan to aajr that Um statement
in this connection mado bf A. Caa*
chioni, of Wayne, to Tba Albertan
last Sunday fo "a deliberate mia-
wpreorntMt.Um of tt*lt,n On tli*
other band Mr. Cacchioni declares
■*•/•»*.*•'  «iiw F-wiiL**.»
  . _-,.. them? I« a tetefwm fn lh* nm** nt
MAO! A DHOAL the United Mine Worktw mhib%
]   CAI-OARY. July H,—Danying be aaya, eo»MS tmt Comin Wooer
that hie tveall from tho eieeutive Armstrong, aMrseaed to  Frank
of District IS of tbo United Mint Wheatley, hi whieh bt r«proa*hta
jTToriters of America mt htronrn Mr. m*atl«y tot mMtltm Mm to
Ur any couttcctfan with the of»fw fasttc  Or*?* tW, »wf   that  fc#
ItosntdbyCpnoii^imAnMteoBtltbonsht it wonld ht actptaMt to
known aa Order VU frank Wheat- the miners,
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