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VOLUME 1    NO. 42
Printed By Union Labor
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Never intheHistory of the Organization Have the Workers Shown Such ComUete
Solidartty---Ftrebosses Organization Has Behaved Jn A Manner Gratifying Jo
Their Fellow Workers-Several Mines Ire Reported On Fire And Others Are
Flooding-Government Still Shows M Movement J owards Forcing Operators
to Agree to An Investigation
Never in the history of District 18 has there been a strike so complete .as that now on. The solidarity of the workers is being shown
as never before. It is impossible to get news in detail from all of the
camps because of the disorganized conditions of the mails and telegraphs. There has also been wire trouble on .the telephone line to
Calgary which has prevented The District Ledger from keeping as
closely i" touch with headquarters as would be desirable.
—So far as Fernie and Michel are concerned conditions from the
worktjrs standpoint are very satisfactory. .The Michel firebosses
agreed to remain at work "to do firebosses work oiily." When the
Fernie firebosses met Superintendent Caufield on Saturday they were
told that they would be expected "to keep faith, with the company
informed that tlieir resignations would bc accepted. The decision
was instantaneous, the resignations were presented. There is not
a fireboss in Fernie who would think of doing the work of a wan out
on strike.   The scab taint is not in their blood.
The pit bosses and other officials nre not having their troubles in
keeping up steam and are commencing to realize that skill nnd muscle are both necessary in a power house. The company is not giving
out nny reports in regard to the conditions of the mines but have
taken out tho horses and, as one official expressed it, "are preparing
for the worst."  What tlmt worst will lie is n matter of conjecture.
The headquarters of the engineers at Vancouvor hns placed all
engineers in this disrict under control of Gladstone Local and at a
meeting of the executive oh Monday forty-eight hours notice was giv.
en that the power house in the eity of Fernie would close down. This
order goes into effect on Wednesday evening nntl forces the issuing
of this week's District Lodger nearly two days ahead of our regulat
date; At the time of this writing we are not in a position to sny
what the conditions will bo for next week.
A strike comnuUec has been appointed and regular strike bulletins will bo issued. All mutters pertaining to the strike will be taken
up directly with the strike eoiuimtteeViiich will lie lite only body empowered to net in any emergency which mny arise. There is nn
announced intention on the part of members of other organized bud-
jes in town to al«» <{Uit w^rk bul mo definite decision bus yet been arrived at.
At a mass meeting of Gladstone Local held on "Wednesday morning President Whitehouse and Walter Arnold were appointed as the
the Firebosses chose R. Phillips as their representative and D. Smith
will represent the engineers. The committee has power to add to its
membership if it so desires and have asked the G. W. V ,A. to select a man among its membership who is also on strike.
The executive of Gladstone Local, endorsed by the rauk and file,
have placed full power in connection with the ^rike in the hands
of the strike committee and with that committee rests the power to
pursue any course they think advisable. It is proposed to issue a
strike bulletin every day.
CALGARY, May 27.—The Fire Hall, Street Railway, City Hall,
and Printing Trades are still working. The carpenters and building
trades are taking a strike vote tonight. A story in The Calgary Herald from Rosedale that the miners had returned to work is brnntle 1
by the iniuers' ofllcinla as absolutely false.
- -* *
LATEST.—Just before going to press The District Ledger learns
that the pit bosses at Coal Creek had a meetingjto discuss the matter
of their remaining, at. work-and performing the (iuties of men now on
strike. Several of the pit bosses are said to have expressed themselves very strongly in the matter and it would not be surprising if
every fire was drawn within the next twenty-fobr hours. m.       . ,,    »      ■ , ,,    „.._, _,„ ,„TT,V>T       , ,,
j The votes oa the formation of the ONE BIG UNION, and the
| six-hour day proposals are about all in, both measures having re-
STRIKE IN FFRNIE IN HANDS OF A OENTRAI  COMMTTTFF  e°iv-d * krge maJoritrin favor' The central committee through
STRIKE IN FERNIE IN HANDS OF A CENTRAL COMMITTEE  Secretary Midgley has issued the following call for the second con
ferenee, whieh will deal with the formation of the new organization:
Call for Conference
_ __,2lLX'fil^^i. j£ojiiidils«ai
turns of the referendum on industrial organization so far received in
dieate that this proposal has been curried throughout the four western provinces by an overwhelming majority
The vote of the membership working in the vital industries from
Port Arthur, Ont., to Victoria, B. C., in favor ofthe "One Big Union
has surpassed our most optimistic, anticipations, despite the lack of
funds anil the brief time,at our disposal to carry on the propaganda,
and in the. face of bitter opposition from the daily press and some-
officials of the labor movement,
The Central Executive committee, in accordance with the in
struetions of the Calgary convention, hns decided to call the conference of representatives of Trades and Labor Councils und Dis
trie! Boards to meet in the Labor Hall, Calgary, AJta., on Wednes.
day, Juno 4 at 10 a.m. for the purpose of drawing up the plans of
the new organization
Musis of representation will be as follows:   Affiliated membership of five thousand or less, one delegate; over five thousand, two
delegatesi over ten thousand, three delegates.   Credentials should be
.ou the official note paper of your organization signed by the presi
SASKATOON, May 27*-*a'nion men in Saskatooii went on Hlrik«'| jCI|| im* *S(H.rt)tary, uud addressed to V. R. Midgley. Labor Hall. Cal
nt 12 o'clock today in sympathy with Winnipeg. 'gary. Alia.
A large number of organizations de.sirt
Fernie Sport Notes
The Ladies of the F.A.A.C. are going
right ahead with (heir dance to be
pulled off on the 10th of June regard.
less of light. The girls aro holding a
big trump card up their sleeves and
say they have a surprj e in tlie way
of a new light. Tho young ladies say
this dance will be just one better than
the confetti danco; if ao anybody tliat
Jiot-se-wiliMare-bs-tiGfry:— "
The F.A.A.C are away to a good
start in the baseball league with two
wins and their team getting strong -*r
every day. The club Is out to cop the
Altho the P.4..A.C. wore beaten in
Cranbrook that doesn't say that Ferule
can't stage,a comeback when Cran.
broolt comes to Fernie. Playing a-
gainst a Spokane pitcher, Fernie only
lost -fi-.'), Home ball team we have ln
.Mr. <». W.V.A.: Vou can't get away
with dancing all night and go and play
a game of football next day and ex.
poet to win, The boys from across
the pond sure played a good game
against the ('reek, but too much the
rilcht 114.
\V«* learn that Taber. Commerce, Coleman and Corbin nre dark.
Li Blairmore, t It*- lighting plant has lieen nllo wed to run be-.-nuse
of the necessity for current nt lhe military sanitarium but it is pro-
posed to "pull the plug)*" for the town lights.
(,;  ltU!"!V-t  ,,1,,;.\.., ;,,,,!  ,,(!...-  -i^-AA   ;,,-„   K.uU.i,.g  ,111,1  ,;.v    viVVSV
ing for Hummel vex the esteem Ihni nhvny* conn* lo such men nml
wliich cIltllllCA forever.
MOOKK .JAW, Sask,, May 27.—I'lili'** a •.••ttlenient is reaehe.
in Winnipeg before Thursday night. She unions affiliated with thej
Moose Jaw Trades and Labor Council will walk tail in .sympathy,    i
The Michel* arc nn top nowaml are
,1 .    c .,   I Koinir strong.    It  looks  like  It  will
.       , >"   '"'•<»"" I""'' «•»  "'"ih1.ve«o.M.C„niCrc,!itos«;p,h",n
new movement nl on.v, and the executive llieivloiv decided that ill _„_.
wns imperative to cnll the conference nt as early a .late as possible.*    When it comes tn i]o\nr, the high
On behalf of the Central Kxeciitive committee,
Yours for Industrial Organization,
; and low dive we will sure have to hand
: It 10 the <!.W.V.A. grvalkcwper for ho
pl;a.d Koine game against Coal Creek.
I' a few more Vets had the game to
hi nil like Haw yer*, il would take «
1 real lil ir team to h-^af the shrapnel
I dodUiTM
TttUONTO. .May 27.--Siiports early this morning from llie nieel-;
ing called by Toronto labor unions to vote ur, ,1 g»n,ni! walkout in'
sympathy wilh striking metal workers wen- to the effect tfuit  th-
vote was heavily in favor ef the strike.  The meeting still va* in ses-i
sion at 1 *!¥! o'clock tlii-* ninvtiitt"
The strike,  it  was Mid, would be  called  tomorrow  morning.!
Cardiff and oilier gaseous mines in Alberta nre reportpil to be on! While no oftleial statement wns issued eon.vnim-; the strike vote, um
tire and we learn that lW-nltiiiitii* in in a daiwruu* condition. | delegate said it sttiod nlnni? 12,«WHi in favor ajMisist l.tkKi opposed.
At Brule nbout two hundred of the worker* who were out of n!
place to live wlieii llie eompHiiy boarding house eliwed down havej *
gone to the bush.   They *ent to Kdmonton for a iIhiumihI dollars "    WALK OUT AT EDMONTON
worth nf *Mppiics. eolleeted » number of iotu* nml lime estitMntlied\
n e-tthmy on the banks ot « Iw-niitifttl ereek where tliey are bnving ni        lvl»MllXTUX.    Slav    'Jil *** W,:j»    ..raiii
IMwrrful i-Xistenee nml much leisure in which lo mul Hie sphn.lni; fcfrik*» ^«mHli.*n* prevail i.i Kiiotoi.Son nmniht.
supply of literatim' they have neciiml nml aiv «eenriiur,   Untie liny*: ,„.,,,,,., <**. u \,y,„., ,,,.„},. m •!,,.   iti-e.,*  •■ ■■
take tn m «trike like a ihiek take* to water ami we h»v«« tk*- word of * j,;,^ t„ m,,lt* .,,, | Jlt.,H ,1,, f,,r *,,,. .,{,.,„.,,,» ,,,,»
O«od>li«'l|l UMI-*.   general
The eity j*, .|iiielnnj
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bnx'oil lot »f min.
ahd bl'etr •■atlti. i! %t,»!'-  ll=i»r   in  t'i,--   -Mi-,.-
worker** vottil Jo strike nnd Vim «i'ain»l.
Th*" itrtfee r.er«« ';* itmb-r«tts.«it »•• he i'r;«n'»iy « syiej»;*i
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Mo fur as we can fea^-u t:p to the moiiH of of writing liter.- hmo
lt**n no |>n»f«m made by the irovetniiietit ur ih«* operator* I^ikiiig lo-
wanl n Millemeiii. llie uicii an- r**»»i> 10 »nniie on a inn- n«n« m
nny foioti.-ni, 'Ihey ieii<i*»««t work only bw»n»**» the limx-titr ol «;«»nI
Op#r»ti»ius and tbe MiuUtcr «»f I<«lmr arldtrarily refti««»»l to even al-
l<iy an inv«»«tigatbin intn lb* injwrti-w of a nttiietion of wage* in the
vmo tit a number of the member* of tlie district orirnniwitton. The
llir^twr nf * «al «n«*rat*ww« wtwl tn* Wuti^irr 1*1 »*nw*r mh-w in»n «
tn>mp*anitir*«If few in*« wicr.' *1t**tf*l *ti«1 th«n- f*a»«ii«»il tbnt tk*r*-■ nif-k* \^««| munhwm*,h
t**r* th<» Dimirirt nm n wlwlr would vole a|?a.iisl a general Mrike.'^frik'-M in Winniiwtf.
Thry hiw had iMr oye* op«^Mi liwtriH 1* hm thrown »»tf thr, Thj^ mtlm wttn ukt.n ^^ mm* %.m rt., ^^ UmUx ,,.w: ^ tf
•waiMling efothwi of tlnm|«-»ri«ai and *h* inenil»«*r»hiji hn** ««hi. v*»ll^rj,i *tr:k#> had w*m* itttm eft**!
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fMtkm. Tlw big tlpht in *m n*»! mlf in l>»trjfl 1* but pMrtiealh* a!l|
mtr tbf wotM, Tht 1+tiglft ot th^- Hfht w»P <lf}*ei*Mt n\***n the *pe«---*nr
nftli witli othieh th* os**itK*t* ot Ihe nwld attain tW knowlinlir** ihat \
th* ftnljr hope tit tlw nwW ** tlw- «y*rtlim«r, %bm »»m\*\**t* ovottbromA
at lh« pr««iit *y»tem of <*xpfmt«tinn and t»i# aeWewmwif hy iWi
't'ho Homrnx Trades nnd l.alior Conn■•?[ f...
hi i*\-*>t tit it MtiS.*' *o vti«sp*j»;liiy wiib ib<
i'dmry mnl Ktln,«mt«>n.
Co-Operation in Soviet Russia
Fluio    ,'C<»-ii|iei'iiI imli."   X'-U'   Vnri.
Sono* wei-1-.s a tro representatives 1,1  vaii<nK hr,ii>..ii.-» of |iii*»>-;iri
• tjotl   est.dd'slied   ilti   o|"lice   ill   lile  doUtl loWM   •■eetioli   ol*   Xew
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Most   of  ll|i*st   ay'-iits.  sent   Sil i'i'  to   |>l|rc!i,)M\   e.in.i-   here   j'loia   Sil(i-ri,|
or Xoi'liii'i'n !»us*.tn. or iuul al'-i'ady liieo 11<• *•»- fur ,, iiiiinli.-r ..t vi-ar»,
therefore    eiilttd    tliritW    Ve|-\     liflle   liu'tit    1'i.l   i-onditioits    ill    lh"    i|i ;•!•!
tit   liUxttlH,   OUT   Ulioh   tile   Ai!ii«S   jm-.l'l'i   ball-    I,*if.'.'   ti.. if   . ),,!,,a 'J.1
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Alarmed Citizens Discvssed
Presence of Venereal Dis-
eases In Fernie's
Public Schools
of the,
Following is a slightly abbreviated
verbatim report of the meeting held in
the Isis Theatre, Ferule on Sunday-
evening May 18.
The meeting was called to order by
tHis Worship, iMayor Uphill.
K. S. PH1LL1I*S: 1 am responsible
for calling this meeting. Whilst lt
haa taken upon itself somewhat differ,
out nature to what I had intended by
suggesting a meeting being called. It
came to my notice before I had sat
down that someone in the rear and in
the front spoke and intimated that
the commisssloners should be present.
Not till then had I tbe faintest conception that any three citizens could bo
responsible for such alarming condl.
tions but you will realize as a result
of the meeting last Monday night the
condition that prevails in the public
schools was expressed In a way that
showed It to be the reflex of a condl.
tion that prevails on our main streets.
I am not the author of this but it such
ia the case I will ask the commissioners of Fernie to make good their posi.
tion or resign. (Applause.)
MR. MARTIN: 'Mr. Chairman. 1
would like to ask If the school board
is in attendance tonight; representatives of the school board?
MR. HBROHM'KR:    Yes, I am here.
MR. LEES:. 1 think the school
board's place is on the platform?
such that are a menace to our condL of the world, and no one regrets more
tion far greater than militarism, have than me. I have advocated for some
got hold in Fernie. It has taken four tim*. and I believe it would be a splen.
years to overcome the power of Ger-j did thing.   I remember it was brought
man militarism. Dr. Earner says it
will take thirty years to overcome
this what has happened to an honest
little child. Let us, as men, not pick
at each other but get down and if this
town wants cleaning—God knows It
does—let us clean it, not for ourselves, we can afford to sacrifice jur.
selves and our lives becausb we are
on the brink but there are many coin,
ing up that we can not afford to sacri.
flee and as far as we are men let us
say they are not going to he sacrificed
by a dirty disease. (Applause.)
something to say?
Anyone   else   got
MR. MARTIN: Mr. Chairman, I
came in tonight to try to find out the
solution that was going to cope with
the disease. I am not blaming the mayor......
He   can  stand  it,
And the police commls.
(iMr. Herchmer takes seat on plat,
;MR. CUMMINGS: If the commissioners were asked „to be here "tonight
I think their place Is also on the plat,
MAJOR MOFFATT: (Taking seat
on platform) I might say, ladles and
.gentlemen, that tbe speaker stated the
commissioners were asked to be here:
1 was not asked. I only saw what lt
said in the paper.
MAYOR UPHILL: (Chairman) The
previous speaker, Mr. Phillips, , referred to the commissioners, and as
one I rather resent It. I don't know
he made the statement that he was
not the author of tho commissioners
being responsible for some certain
things occurring at the public schools
in the City of Fernie, and something
to the effect about the commissioners
ought to resign. I want to tell you, ho
far as I am concerned, I <are very lit.
tic for the position of commissioner;
very little I care Indeed, I care not
what peoplo aro saying but 1 do say
.MR. MARTIN: The same with the
Police commissioners. Mr. Chairman,
it is a disease that has prevailed thousands of years. It was among the peo.
pie before Christ, and you have to be
very careful how you move in that di.
rectlon ln coping with what It puts
you up against. I had heard that 75
per cent of the human race is impreg.
nated with that disease; if lt is so then
I want to ask the school board do
they teach physiology, sexology, biology, astronomy, botany, geology, or
theology in the schools of Fernie? I
would like to. ask*, the school board
that question? Can Mr. Herchmer
answer the question?
Ol'R. HERCHMER:    They do not.
MR. MARTIN: In teaching a child
sexology, It Is very easy, It is verv
simple. Unfortunately the powers
have suppressed a boolc called "Chil-
drens' Economics," written by a lady
and-the mother takes the children into
the woods and each gathers a blade
of grass; oach plant or each flower
ahd teaches each child how It lmpreg.
nates a flower and how the seed be.
comes, and if you cannot do that yon
cannot cope with the disease which
is in town; that is the point. Teach
the children sexology. I remember
also that a little girl went to the houso
with her—I know you aro all full of
forced modesty and there are no
words in tho dictionary like real ones.
Anyway the little child saw her little
brother's—I will pronounce lt, person.
She rops and tells her mother, tho
.  . ... ....     .*. .   „iu.„ ,.. thn  mother goes  to  the  little  boy  and
that   ho condition that exists I    the is-blology.
•?*rhool have not come n« a result of|,,        _M ,,'   .... ...,_ „ ,
up in Victoria at a convention of the
Western Federation of Miners a few
years ago, and I believe there should
be a man and a woman in every district who should go around the schools
taking classes and teaching the children the sex question. Properly quaL
lfled men and women are needed for
that. No one regrets conditions more
than myself but fo think it ia some,
thing someone in the town is responsible for I fail to see. I have tried to
follow this question from one end of
the continent to the other. I was
down east a tew years ago and again
met In convention in Seattle, Vancouver and other places, consulting with
prominent city -officials and I have
tried to follow it up and I am sure
while Fernie may be bad, the same
conditions exist in every other town.
I will not say about what occurred re.
cently here; that came with surprise
and as stated before with exceeding
sorrow, when I heard it, but we have
got to get "to the point. If you think
a committee advisable I would like
you to name the committee, or If any.
one else believes they can clear up
this matter or accomplish something,
it is something as concrete as possible that you want.
MiR. CUMMINGS: /Mr. Chairman, I
have a few words to say regarding
the condition in the city. I have been
told in the outside country as I have
been going around, that the City of
Fernie was run wide open. I have
been told on the streets of Fernie that
the City of .Fernie was run wide open
and that, by men who were perfectly
In touch with the conditions. Men
who were not of the goody-goody type.
Now, in making any statements in
That regard, l wouia~HBiriilfrcMlfT
Loggers of the Interior Country Take Notice
The Loggers of the Coast Districts have formed an organization known as the Bi C. Loggers' Union, industrial in its
scope, comprising all workers in the lumber industry, and construction camps, affiliated with the Vancouver Trades and
Labor Council and the B. C. Federation of Labor.
We invite all Loggers in the interior to join hands with us
in a united effort to better our conditions, which can ouly be
done in this manner.
Organizers are now oa the road and will pay you a visit
in the near future*
So get ready!
Por further information communicate with E. Winch, sec-
retary-treasurer, 61 Cordova St. W.
| Alberta readers of The District Ledger will find it so their
advantage when visiting Fernie to stop at the Northern.   They
will find it cosy and home-like.
License No. 104770
High Class Day and Night Oaf e in Connection
European and American Rates.        See Us for Special Rates
Phone 29 Private Booths
Kootenay Granite and Monumental Co.,
P, 0. Box 865
Nelson, B. C.
The only MonumenUI Works ln  the
Barrister. Etc.
Miners are hereby notified to
stay away from Greenhill Mine,
Blairmore, Alta., until further
Many miners on the spare link.
rod Mcdonald,
Secretary 2163,
Blairmore, Alta.
Nugget Jewelry
Twenty-three (23) acres of
-ggftit-*..I..an^.,' **n Crest rm district:
half mile from Ericson Station; a
clear title. Will exchange for a
house, or good auto. For further
information apply
"Bellevue, Alta.
For 8ale—A Magnet Separator;
nearly new; cost 1100.00; wilt sell
for ITB.OO.-i-G. Parnell, Flagstone. B.
C Apr-25-41
nny fault an the part of tliu cummin,
I now Miiuak for tin' c«nninl«Hloni>r:i
timl   thoro  him-  hetm  statement b,   I
mtderr.tnntl, nbout people running 111*
Htxootn nf Fornle nml nomo people an*
under Ihe imprenslon Um* «N the police hns to do Ib to run h ponton In.   VN e
hav*'  ooinplulntti  ahout   married   wo
men in tli« City nf Kernie;  we have,
Imd   several   nnonymou*  letter*   thtM
week and the week prevlmin ahout the ;
nu of Fertile and Uu- writers of those j
the orisun of his system; what It Ih
lined for and what are ItH tinea nnd
thnt ehlld wns told and tatiRht and
etime baric and grew up to be a lino
fellow, You ran teach a child sex.
oIok,v Juki the same jis you have
iiiiikIh children the iluugor of Jump-
i injc in front motor rars.   Say that it
j \i wroiiR, quit, ihat,
i    No one hl.'im-e.H the mayor, the poller
j eommUHlonern, or the police, that
1, mj iiii'u, Mr, Chairman.
IK\'l>Klt$ON;    At    the
man, and the commissioners, and
those connected with it, know I have
no hard feelings, no axe to grind re.
garding any personality, but I have
felt for some time the City ot Fernie
was run wide open, that the law has
not been kept, neither the prohibition
law or any other. Anyone who knows
anything regarding the conditions of
this awful disease, and those leading
up to it, know drunkenness and the
disease go band -In.hand. .Passions
are aroused by liquor and the selt.con-
trol and consideration for a man's pur.
ity, and for the engenderment ot dis-
ease are destroyed by that, and the
results nre that too often ho becomes
Now the condition in the schools are
by tho overflow of the conditions
among the older persons. I have been
interested for some time with the
young men of this city nnd I seo In
mnny of thoir cohob that they are get-
tine liquor, in somo cases through
different houses of this town. "Now,
gentlemen, nobody Is going to tell me
evut on hia with, thnl Ibe coiiuni.s.
Mionurs und the mayor do not know
of these conditions.    We have i few j
drunk* hmiieW before the Court but, Wanted to Rent—Furnished, house
we hav*. very few who are hoIIIhk IL ! |„ a Kom\ location for months of May
'quor brought there, (Applause) , and June.   Heply -Box 888, City .
Ami mind you ihose uri; liurd fi\oui
nml I am not hitting nt any connnia-
Piano Tunlna—It your piano needs
tuning send a note to Box 498, Fernie
and I will call and do the work for
you  at a reasonable «ost. L.  O.
fre-tunption now confined to aunrty.it
teiiiin unly.
lUtcwtte will be rr&nted covering ontr
tend euttabW for airlculturei purpoeea
aiid which ie non-timber land.
Partnership   pre-emptione   abolish**.
but parties of not more than four mar
mmi'.iice (or adjacent pre-emptions, with
Mm residence, but each making necea-
*t*ry improvement!! on respective claims.
Pre-emptora must occupy clalraa for
itv« years and make Improvements to
value of fit par acre, Including cleatirg
and cultivation, of at leaat 6 acre*, before rooetvlng Crown Grant.
Where pre-emptor in occupation not
tluiiata improvement!), hu may. because
of Ill-health or other causa, be granted
Intermediate certificate of improvement
and transfer hie claim.
Records without permanent residence
may be issued provided applicant make*
improvements to extent of $100 per annum and records tame each year. Fait*
nre to make improvements or reoor*
eame wiU operate aa forfeiture.   Title
Snnot be obtained on theae claims la
n than t yean, with improvement* of
0 per acre, including 6 acre* cleared
aad cultivated, and residence   of   at
least 8 years.
Pre-emptor holding Crown Grant may
reeord another pre-emption, tf he re-
SIi-m land in conjunction with hia
rm. without actual occupation, pro-
vtdiid statutory improvements made and
remdenee maintained en Crown granted
Viiaurveyed areas, not exceeding   M
denthtl and Improvement oondtttone.
For grating and Industrial p-aiposw*,
ana* e«ceedTng 140 acres mar be leaeal
tiy one person or company,
The scope of this. Aet ts enlarged*
inelude_ alf persons Joining aajLaanrtaf
Come in and see the most beau-
tiful display of Solid Gold Nugget
Jewelry at the Fernie Optical Parlors this week.
with His
f per
estys Forces.
Por   Sale   Cheap.—A   twelve   aaat
Terrls Wheftl and Organ: In flrsit.class
condition; a good money maker for
this summer. Apply to 8. Trono. Blair,
more, Albertu. 38.4-1*
      ...... jn
dee-eased, pre-emptor , may apply. fOr
title under thia Aot Is Mtended from
one year from tne death of such person.
within which the heirs or deviseea i
maer tnw aoi is ewer "    *
i vear from tae death ««!.__ .
formerly, until one yoar after the
conclusion "of tiie present war.   Thia
privilege is also made retroactive,
Provision Is made for the gnat to
portions holding uncompleted Agreements to Purchase from the Crown of
suoh proportion of the land, If dlyfalMk
aa the payments already made «m
cover In proportion to the salo price of
the wholo parcel.  Two or more |	
holding such Agreements   may
th-Mr interests and apply for a proi
tlotiate allotment Jointly.    If It W ..
fiimiiior.il ndvlsabn to divide the lai
$2.60 per month provides .you against any accident aud
every sickness, and pays $40.00 a month from tbe day you are
laid iip.
Particulars from
Bank of Hamilton Bldg. Fernie, B. 0.
Claims promptly adjusted from this office
atomsmon* Ictiors-'llim^M arc hclnK| mi-Hiim, Mr. lUTchnu'r loltl uh |ho,-,.i-
iKiinti'il to th- wriur* of iliouc hunn» j ttiloH might |)i» found «»wy iilghi on
ioiiofr Home pt'rsnn** not'tm to ihinl*. ■ th,. Ktrct'tK of Pernio ami thoy wero In
,v<> don't know who Iht-y nro Intt wjin'rirly all the liotols,   An» not (h'.< roi.
,i,*,(    ii 1  I  ■.■n.i   in i,01  VMM v|»n|, ri   linr   'If'-     /••miiinf.-x'n'.'.r-J      l'.i*inoil.'lli|f      ''n»
hon ihlnitu all tin* pollco run do lo to; that uliito of affair,-* If It exlt-itu? i Vp.
run a permm In or out of town, tlmy '■
ar** away out 'I'horo aire points of;
t.iw that will not p*t-rmlt anyone IhIiik !
ilimv.li in Kutil •■rttthoui It lul; >ois have ',
■ tnii- rvidt-nci, Wry ofti-n cninll.:
',: n     ■■' i wlvr<>liy i»i*<i|iIi« think ihi-y '
• tin point ittf'lr Miners at *»onn on»' hut
imUi's yt»n hav*- tin- rtiKon. or -*oin<'-*.
nisi- to lirtntt fort'i iho khoiIh. yon will
liixl  yourxilvt * iuul  thn *li>   with  n.
law i*ult <»n thfir ImtoU
I ,ii,i mil ;.i**iii£ ti. «}.'.,I »\hh ihi
mawr, t think with iln* tiiln'ii* of
t'.-ri-',-' »h-ii v..*,„,..tht»M' »-iti •'<• dono
! i «h» Hfr nf Kcrnii' l»ut In mv opiiilon
ii i. nol by .i |i .I.ii' i!i.*..|ii,k Mill >hm
met -iiirilii.h it. V«« will liml »t,tni'
Hllfiol imltMr tuft'tlit-M*-*- *. Iun iiiisMllUK
mt nf lhe titdmnty or anMhlnt; c<itwi.
iiun.ii t* KiiliU* in rnm»- up atot rv^thiuk.-,
♦ ,t    -Mf><.n*mi*)M«h«*<l   «♦   tinlilir1   nH>*lltH*"i
What I wonld *.tiBW*i*-t i* ihat a c«t«.
in»tu?«' »>«« ap|n<mv«-ti wunii t'tiit *>»
«1».wn and Bi»> It* aid* iimIv*»i*« sou.**-
;. ;*;.,.:. '«" :..."$ -'t %■< ■:-"r:^ w^'Pf •.■-■•*
will not sotv-c ibene prohleins. " n«<t
■ .uh kt-ri' to night t*> huir wha* ;.oii
te**** *** •*> ***** *tm ».«',...»» .» tu i ,.»»»t
Ml*   IMCIIJJII*H:    I ilon't want  vi,n
pin it ff)
Mtl. IIKItt:U.MBU:    I think I
ii'.*. loiil that, Mr. lli'tMli'rcna,
n'.titior It'ut ! want to chock thctn up,
lhat thev w|1| dn th»lr duty: tntstni^s
tlif piillcci nnd tee that we havn n bui.
vr iiiid rlc.iiu r town in whlrh to brine
ti!» our children. Ah you know I have
MdMif coiiiinu tliHi Iiiim'ih n-itchiMi ,i
miito thai iho llanor may ondatuwr
thin om- w;iy or tin; o'lur bul I li.ii>-
aid I j Ok condition will b« improved before
jthny reach that litaKc.
Nov*, 1 ani nol »p«<H*kliiK for any uplift Idea particularly bnt I am apoakfttK
l*i the defence «f the vrnnia ni>n nnd
v.iiiiic.i ol ihla town and the boy* nnd j
I,, Ktrlx thai are itrowltiK up and I whim j
ymi to i.il.i. a in tliat i-pint    HiiiM- id i
j yon who »r*> respoimlble for thl* hive
'd.VV-HU   liilli.l.     1   w«nl   i ,  l.ll I,,;, |,rtr).„ „r ynw ,mn m(* !f yiy„ „,„,. j
mi, iin.l n:mn ,t vim itnow, the po|.JjM, ,h„ rtnn^r I hope yon will enforc f
Ire iiiKeoi, more than ihey nhoiihl and  tb*" law even If that he *nm<nvh«t n'
MA VOU   1'1'TTII.I.:
h  re   Iiih  been  threi
iio\n thin weclf.
i   tniithl  MtHie
t rslcred out of
A VOH'K:    Wbal are thev   .;u tt
do v ll«U Ihey |'et el*«where?
Will meet regularly
every Tinwday erexi*
(ng at 8 o'clock.
Visiting members
cordially welcome
miinutoii. Alfreil Hnkor,
K. It. S.
pplleatlon tor a proportionate allotment, an allotment of. land
covered by
**\i i-i-i.i    i.ii««   mv.,    ib»)    i i«i*   mt»i-i-1
Ml-ii.i. **» ill i.ld. fill.. -Mtlliti of lh<i>e |hu, i
(ii.   in'     I did no*  think lo reply to
\»r   f'tiSIHi,..   he t-av*- he U i»n|v ,p,o1
i»r,     1 lu!;""!1  tn nu; < > n < > co'iln s up
itM in Miitt-a  :mv itat*tin>tit«; ihey mt
liiinl tank lo do.
AlAYOft  t'IMIII.I.-    th  replyInr to;
thnt, Mr f"h*)lrmnn, Indlf* md eentlo. - Phone 188
i;   ii. r..n,irdluu prohibition 1 will tnk* ,
any blame nlntiff thn«o linen.   I did not I ■•    '■-■--
Dr. W. H. Pickering
Bank of Hamilton Bldg. .Opposite
Snddaty's Drag Store
tit -wiuul value eelected from available
crown land* In the locality mav be
m»dn. Theee allotment* are conditional
opie nnyrnint of all taxei due the
frown or to any municipality, The
ri«ht« uf peraone to whom tne nur*
Phaser from the Crown haa acreefl to
•*ll are alw protected. The declilon of
the Mltilntrr of Land* in reapeet to Iho
«(l'.n<*!*w#\-.*i <>f a. p*riji3ftt<iwat»* alwtment
Ik Unii). The tlmt for maklnf application for then* allotment* I* limited to
M* ut day of May. lilt, Any applies-
nun iiudi) ulttr till* date will not be
eon*td«red. The** allotment! apply t*
iiiwn lota and land* of tho Crown ami
»• public auottofl,
tut information apply to any Previa-
•Ir- tiavernment Afent or to
Reliable Used Autos
I have several for sale, including Chevrolet, Dodge, McLaughlin,
Prices nukutl nro very reasonable, und it will jiay you to nchj me
before buyinj? t'lsewliore
Special Bargain in a Ford Five Pauenger $250.00
Spocial Bargain in a Gray Dort        $825.00
Ik- nwe ami look Ihis up. (Om'spoiulenco invited
Phones 770-460 8. 0. B. Building, Tenth Street
Wanted Tenders
I iH!
"'.^■jin'nif. and I 'Mli"*'• th* to ahould j Hsliih ihi* nwwtflnn wa* for ihi*; to try
■-*■     **•        >t**.-.',',      1,"*     I"     *-....<•*,    nt    lV'Vlin.l.   ft   1*    \'<   ffsf   WU   -»(,   *.,.;    t,r    (,..,*T.
•'.*'r«;trk* *1rM the • -om-mMtoner* rniiM'hndv hut f do Vno>v m««e1f fhnt It wn«
,ti,m|i out thl* lhtn« I will admit nur!for one purpose and I am not golnit to
irtahility,    I would no m«r*e aiienmil jatler It aa far a* I am ronr*rn**»l.   I,
u* nny 1 eould do Ii than ihinklnx of ,rim telllnn ymi that naw, and ! am po,«
**f,i*tir' ♦« *■■     tn *n*t  I *"s»" t r'-ytoti   ir,,   *n tell ifin • *** no tdb+r. Imi to*1
*r.me little iim* bnrb in  Mnmrrnl; nnyonn to ihlnlt Fcmln f« dlff*'W»nt!43
unit** a  eon?rover*y. aad  Ihey   were from any ptaro 1 ttay it I* not    I tutt* "*
»ry tndlanant and a ■mmmit'ee wa<» \ another exeej»tlmi.   I travel nrmtnd a1
I    Kffta for hatrhliiK from matin** nl'
nure wblt-r, larse Iton*, finely rhap#'t j
bird* at from »2 oo to flfm ?*r fitting
SMInfartlon snantntped ?
C. GILL1TT       la* Wt, Ftrfflt, B. C
,,*»-»*.»   mtuMiMivit   ni«i>iiiii
Kd.- l!i« xshtAi if IL hiniinr, tlr., rtiiitniu-eil in lltf. liniltl-
iiiUM of QupeiiK Hotel, Hosintn ll. C,
The ItuililitiKH nre lirur i.tnl coiitniii h ureal i|tmiitity of
lir*t-i'l«s» mntorinl.
Ti-mlon* iuii«t bo reefivml by June tine* Kith.
NATAL, B. 0.
by the day
think  I aw uarru*  minded nlimi*   iqpointed trt Invettirate nnd they w-mv-t good dotd   bn*  ftr*t nf all I warn tn]
t    HiMllifrwHl, bred to lay,   Flrat and
ja«mmd hen; titnt anit netnnd pnllat:
flrat, Mtxoont nnd thtrt «w***fwl: ot*.
! ond rock; ttrtt and epecial vtillty nan
1 at Femle Poultry Hhnw.   Kitito. $100
nr,*   cttTlnr      !>nrlr   V***   fnt    Mtlttvf
BAKKK AVB.; vitteen pound llomlnh (Ham ttnek for
f etnd
W<H     ^mm!U.mnmw.*%m { F. tTHHT. Hllttf AvtlHM.
wm. rods on       \ w«t rami; 0. c.
Tony Derico
Communicate At Once With
809 McLeod Building, Edmonton, Alta.
th* tommt**tm*r» bcmt «»*» I wan* tx U»a«lt t<> l»rin* in » rep*»n    They r». jtell yon my opinion, I thoutthi  thii
n»ah# martyr* tit tttfin    I *m ««t *n ti*n*d tt* *»> th#y had *H»m<» io the in^eiina waa to deal with the <tnMtlon
m«a*W in'MfSitU l iiliuul ».K'' 'trfnk 'n'* >-■ .oolntton tbtt n "r**tr1*t*d d1*tr\*l" th-t> »-,-irf nrl**n In tbr .rhool rtrtft no*
fie a« that wklcti lia* f»Ilo**«l. *hlrli »** tit* aolntton-   If I am lo h*ii**o - wmeihlna itlao.   Aa r«»Karile anythinc
,»V»*,„   **.i^ ******   ».,   tllililCi-Il.   tUt'   !      ■'"   -"•fr.'*.,r.**.,   .♦,-.• .nt* emvlHI/.f... ot   ' ,' ,     , «„   /-„«   nil*  no- 'hlr-F ttp  1.*  m»
tfc-f |H»i*ii< «*«**4«l bud M«n4*y,   ll wna. 1*1*4 in '"Jurist * liuto. nnd H he mhiW ,untl I will nintii* it bioauae 1 neii-r h'
11 brim a etmmMi* tm*ib*t with m t make them Iwii-^r the mayor haa ',\u-v* yon are tolnt lo main* |»«*opl»'
y«*ttm»»tf, Idr   Mayor, and  I  *f til  t*.  *«t www t-noajth io hoo* hr tttttid mi :nnod hy leaulatWin.   C»niy by *4nm.
tnnt iltemrmodtthmndaptoiail lotW*. i Lnaisfcttr. i !ttwv  fo  it   p«»athk to* mike  pnso-^la
t;n ui ymi *»* 'Ml'r w','"*»',*** *""* m '   t«*»«'*,»**''-. 'bnt t. teuton i»»» iww'ri»i nnd ttt* p*nmi »-»w> tkmk« h* tn'fhoory, lUrmony, -CouaUrpoiBt.
fpnv-Nwf* nnd rm know stmr dMl*n  ifce point     I am atm»ljr  *iatln* my i eolnir t« atop p*nyd* drlnkltif hy W»».        r . .       -, ...
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■MAYOR UPHILL: I am not here
to bother about that question. You
can give me any blame you like, but I
am going to tell you I am not here for
that and I am not going to listen to
anything of that kind.
enforce the law?
to answer that.
You   refuse  to
I am not here
MR. -HENDERSON: Do you mean
to say in view of the oath you took you
stand here and say you are not going
to enforce the law?
MAYOR UPHILL: I did not say. ij
was not enforcing the law. I am telling you I am not going to be called
upon as mayor of this city to come to
a public meeting to ans^yer any ques.
tion dealing with matters absolutely
apart from it. Wh-at do you think a
person would be—just a scliool kit! to
be at the beck and call and come to a
public meeting and put through something liko that by answering every
question they liked to ask?
A VOICE: As police commissioners you have that duty.
MAYOR UPHILL: 1 am put in as
mayor of the City of Fernie.
iMR. -HENDERSON: To enforce tne
law. (Loud applause.) You, arent.
here, to protect the sale of liquo.- bttt
to suppress the s^le of liquor.
IMAYOR UPHILL: I am not an.
swering anything about the sale of li.
quor and I am simply stating I om not.
coming tovany meeting to ans-.tr
qustions that anyone likes to throw
at me, only those covering a given subject. If this meeting is to deal with
questions as I understand, emanating
from the school, I will be quit*:! will,
ing to do anything in my line, but I am
not here to answer for everything.
Someone might well come and say that
someone is preaching Bolshevism,
and different things. We have many-
different sects. If I was to throw myself open for any meeting that called
me for something I should pretty soon
get in a fine position. Prohibition--
that is not a question before tho meeting tonight,
We are not hero for pro.
DR. GARNEJt: I have heard your
Worship state this condition originated in the schools, I don't want that
remark to be again made,in public or
spoken in public , The school has
nothing to do with it. (Applause.)
XI AYOR UiPHILL: I stand corrected not in the schools but among the
schools -children.
MRrTnAHTINi rwould"Iike"ToTis5r
Dr. Garner where he thinks It origin,
DR. GARNER: Mr. Mayor, this disease is amongst us. Perhaps two or
three por ecnt of the children have It
or have had It. The adults according
to Mr. iMartin, 75 por cent of them aro
infected with It. That is where it
originated. You trace It down, why
docs it orlginato? Simply because of
the fact where the laws are laxly enforced there crime will thrive.
m\. MARTIN: (Lengthy dtsserta..
tion as to historic origin and urging
teaching of sexology to children.)
Mil. PHILLIPS: I notico the re-
mark of the Mayor's a while ago, that
he referred to Christ. Now let us
forget to refor to anybody who made
the Hupreme sacrltlco to purify. Let
ub remember thia and forgot to abuse
anyone who has paid all to try and
cleanse us and purify the nation.
Further, ono speaker snkl education
will solve It. Gentlemen, educated
iwii Ikivo got It. (Applause.! Don't
let us fool ourselves that way.   Kdu.
cated men have got it and they are
imparting it to the boys and girls in
the school; don't let us forget that, or
where did it eome from? It never
came from the father's and mother's,
and Dr. Garnerwill tell you how it will
spread and yet one thin? we have not
heard is why he can come to a house
and quarantine i'cr measles but will
let this brute go free.   (Applause.)
You say we can't stamp this  out.
Woll. we, are less than men, that is
all, we are. I don't expect you could
stamp it out,, Mr. Mayor, if you were
as big as this hall you couldn't. But
you could stand there and say that you
will try and ask for a co-operative
committee. Surely we have enough
brains and brawn to do a good deal
better than we are doing. I have
seen this disease for a long time anu
one occasion, you recollect Mr. Uphill, j
seme while ago, I spoke in the Poultry
Association and said I regretted we
could specialize on every kind of leg.
horn but our own. Isn't it a shame?
(Applause.) I can't exonerate and
possibly it will b-3 said that I seem to
throw the blame on the police commissioners—nothing doing. I think my.
self as a member of a committee who
have a desire to raiso human beings,
wo should have gone to the City Council before it affected the schools and
said, "Here boys, there is a disease go.
ing through the homes at the present
time and it can't help get into the
public schools. Something must be
done and it is not only too much wbrk
for the doctors but the drug stores aro
starting again on it. (Laughter;) vvhy
men, this is no laughing matter, but if
you get it, by God, you will not laugh,
A young man told me on the train thnt
he was forced in the position when he
contracted the disease that his eider
brothers actually laughed at him and
when he was treated, it was by a druggist. How long has the druggist the
right to scab on the doctors? All I
ask of you as mayor, do not say you
will not enforce the law. Liquor is tho
commencing point. It is the com.
mencement where negligence outers
over brain and body. (Hear, Hear.)
Wo can't help admit that and must not
forget how easy it is for it to go on
and I appeal to you. I have known
you a long time and I know you will be
jityle to do something if you wish. No-
body knows the situation in the City
of Kernie better than, yourself and \
appeal to yourself and Mr. Moffatt to
do everything you can. You kno»v,
and wo all know, how many have fallen
beneath the disease, far more than be.
neath the shot and shell. (Applause.)
would like to ask a question. If a man
takes a house or a shack and says he
Mil. HARRISON: Couldn't thu: be
called a disorderly house; couldn't
you do that?
MAYOR UPHILL: No, Mr. Harri.
son, you have been a policeman and
you know that.
MR. HARRISON: Yes sir, but I
think if a man has a prostitute and
has a house and takes in a prostitute
that, is a disorderly house.
MAYOR UPHILL: I want to say-
that just because we think so don't
alter the case. In fact I have heard
cases in Court Avhere a person has
bten sued for saying something wnich
he is told. He can think whatever he
chooses but he must not say it. We
can think but we cannot take action.
If the committee was appointed, a rep.
resentative committee, they could go
through the statutes and in reading
the statutes they would find just what,
they could do. In fact we are sur.
prised when wo go to the statutes. I
remember a doctor on one occasion
bringing a matter up to me and 1 took
him and showed him the clause—it
had been shown to me, and it camo ns
a surprise, and I am sure you will admit that, I am not trying to camouflage
It but I am telling you when you ap.
point your committee and you will s-oe
you will be surprised to know what
you must have to do in order to take
disease was in town but I think Dr.
Gainer, or Dr. Asselstine, or whoever
it was, told us then it wasn't here but |
if you are going to find a committee to
do anything like that I am afraid that
committee has got something on their
bunds. The committee can not do any
thing with that question. */
MAYOR UPHILL: I understand
the committee that will be appointed
will be an* investigating '"committee.
They would be expected to bring in
something, to see, as far as laid in
their power that the result was ob.
tained which was the object; that was
my idea of the committee.
•MR. Lees: "What use is the com-
mittee? What can tliey dn if the commissioners can't do anyt'-' ■" ' don't
see where the committee can do am.
thing. I don't see any use for the
committee. It is absolutely useless
and I think the best thing yon can do
is to pass a resolution to have ihi laws
altered so that you can get law*; it
seems the laws are not adequate so
tliat you can make it an infectious
disease or something else.
nine o'clock but before nine d'cloek
there can be mischief and evils.
v*. this town ean point a finger at any
one of those three girls.
■r.:i\  that  she left the hotel and the
others followed her.   Now I have made
With regard to the last question, gu- ] inquiries, the matter was up before the j
ing down to West. Pernie 1 don't realty j board and the school board have made |
see how the city police can interfere I ft til Inquiries and I want to say no one |
down- there.
I understand now there have been \
various statements made here about ',
different things. This should be done ;
and that should be done, that I know j
can not be done according to law and j
had those making that statement th? j
opportunity of .seeing tbe statutes for j
■themselves when I make the statement j
that it can not be done they' would !
l;now whether it was correct or not j
and what you have got to prove to get
a conviction.
'.,'"'. HESKETH: It is a rumor thai
is going around Coal Creek and all
V;.!-R. HERCHMER: It., might have
been*a rumor, people are all too quick
j to pass rumors about an innocent gi)-'
j A girl might, go around.' might, like a
j little fun, might talk a little, but that
! doesn't say there is anything wrong
j with that girl. I want to say I havo
MU. HESKETH: Can 1 as a citizen |:,i««rd in .different towns in regard to
vo a mau in charge for molesting j spools and school teachers,-an.'. 1 hon.
', estly don't believe there is a ui*uj in
j this audience who an. ever fince tho
Certainly. i (.j{V of pC|,n|0 Was a eity point a 1;n-
Then that,, will boj Kur «»  any school  teacher  tluu  has
<■->        ; been here, and I want to say thai is
girls on tho street?
j something that we should bo prou-1 ef
Most decidedly, j .„ul t ,un Kl.uj thc lhi,m has eon,(< 1„,|
And vice versa? j.,,. jij0K0 rumors have cone around, tbe
! same   rumors   heard   by   lhe   school
board.   The board made an invesewn-
grace yourselves appointing that < om- '■
action against a person of that kind, j thing and it would como wita bolter
I don't know or suppose; in fact I don't
think it is wise and I would rather the
committee wouk) be appointed and go
into the matter and let them go into
that and if you appoint a committtee
let them report to the meeting then it
would have greater weight than if I
were to tell you how.
MAYOR tT'PHILL: That is what! MAYOR UPHILL: It is a very good
tho committee would do. After they!(1,le- Frank. There are lots of people j1-0" and while a couplo of tbo
had seen the statutes they would be! ~a,"l 'hero is another question I j <ti'l play a few games of pool, some
able to report to another meeting ;\ncl * would like to say with regard fo tell- | might disagree as to that and cliMm
bring other recommendations so they j '"K anyone not to give whiskey to a they vrej-e not there to play pool, tliey
still would 1* able to accomplish somo- J ,,0-v' Jt would be a pretty hard matter j thought they had that right.   Out«i1e
wantOOorTJatcHIng~and he brings a
prostitute there for tho night, what do
you call it?
a brothel.
I should call it
don't know what it Is but I do know
that was done by a porson, by a man
and I am going to give you the name
nt that man.  I want to say mat ts Mr.
 ;  'Mr. Marshal  rented
out the shack to him for the purpose
of a batch and I turned him out last
Tuesday at eight o'clock.   Also tn the
question I would like to ask Is he go.
Ing to be allowed to rent ............
shack which Is a little nearer the river? If so lt means our children In tbe
Annex are going to see Improper acts
and I say as an Annex woman that he
ought to be put ln the river and not in
a shack If he Is going to be allowed to
do that. (Applause.)
MU.   HARRISON:    Mr.
what did you say that Is?
.MR. BRINDLEY: I believe 1 understood Mr. Phillips to say he had spok.
en to a man on the train who had this
disease. Well, .Mr. Chairman, as a
man who changes In the wash-house I
absolutely refuse to chango hi that
wash.house until that man is put. out.
MAYOR Uphi*i*i..: Tiiere is another point*. In talking over that matter
some little time ago, that disease is
not considered a contagious disease or
is not within the scope of ;t person,
whoever he may be in authority, of
dealing with it under t.ho same wiy
as a disease that they could quaran.
tine for. I don't know wtnther there
is anything here—I know m lots of
the States they have taken up thl.i matter aud are trying to make it subject to
tbat but »don't think in our Provinco
there is any law like that,
MR.    BRINDLEY:    Did    I    under.
ried out.
DR. ORNER: If that committee
were to investigate all conditions as
they may And them and Issued their
report,   who   would   they  report   to?
A  FEMALE VOICE:    A bartender
offered him whiskey and soda.
A VOICE:    You are a police com.
missioner aren't you?
Bland from you inatTBe committee
had been appointed and wera afraid
to act?
MAYOR UPHILL: I don't remem.'
ber saying that, Mr. 'Brlndley; they
don't want to be afraid to act no mat.
ter who It hurts. I think myself It
would be better and I did not suggest
that because I am scared of anything.
You can stay here and ask qeustlons
and don't think I suggested the committee to tr>' to get out of something
but I had in mind that a commltteo
cculd get down to business quicker.
I move we appoint n
I of that fact there is not any criticism •
coming o  any  of those  teachers.    I
mittee to gd-through the statutes and I""""" """ B,,"""yr u"" ™uu' (have made inquiries to the principal
to suggest where they can be wnended !    MAYOR  UPHILL:    It  wouldn't  do j regarding those teachers and h:>, says
ov anything in force there can be car-! for me to tell him that. J they are competent and he is perfect.:
ily   satisfied   with   their   teaching*     I
; think I have answered that question.
I     Now while 1 anion my Teet, while.
MAYOR  UPHILL:    Yes,   A   police ja-ked to come to the platrorm I miglit. i
commissioner going  to  tell a  hotel, j say the school board has taken up the j
Who would car^ry out the laws then toi keRI)er that he was not to give a boy j si,,,;-..io„  as   i)Cst.  it   ctuli  conferring
overcome all these difficulties?   Wbat! unrter flve years ot' aBe whiskey would jvith n,.., ^ctm...   u,0 np*dical hoard ■
be a hard matter, ! bnd discussed the whole situation and j
A ..FEMALE-VOICE:    Fifteen years. ■ have ,aken CV(;ry precaution that can ;
| be taken.   At the last meeting the con. i
AfAYOR T7PHHT ■    if th*-.* „„n u„ „ !    *MA^ 0R UPHILL:    1 say it would j amination of every child;cw etaoininn j
MAYOR UPHILL.    If that w„> be «j IlR a ha,.d matter fop me t0 (el, Wu\ amm of op,nlon wag-,„ ,„„ of ex.
I underst-rnd we ave j "^ l° gh'e "' l° & b°y mieT flftec1'jmnlnatlon of every child;  since that
trying to find^out whqre these children j>earS' j '»ee'-ins a  number of mothers have
got it in the first place.   As   I under, j    VOICES:    Why? Why?     , | stated no docto,- will ever examine
stand, really children under the age! , . | their children.   Now I consider that is |
of purberty are practically unable to j n>^R'„HEl^D™^,^:    What are y0" ■ "• matter for the mothers and fathers.
not, the school board. The school
Why they are ',,f)ar<i will supply the moans, provided
getting it, it is an easy matter to pass j not supposed to give anyone whiskey
it along but if they got it outside of j are they, let alone a bov fifteen yearsi.
the school, and most likely they did, (Laughter.) I would be inferring Bill
we want to find who is the orteinatcr. j smjth could get it because he was I nnd letting the other half go unex.
We will not go back to who was Thej Bixty, but the point asked tf anyone jnmined; it would only be waste of time
where the disease came from as far
as the children are concerned. The
doctors, as far as they can learn, following the cases with the childx-en
where it has been reported these children have been mixed up with other
children and tbey haven't been able to
tind any further evidence of the dis.
ease, and those that have been found
with it are out of school and every
precaution is'being taken.
In regard to some of these ques.
tions, I think that is all I.,have to say.
I might also add in pursuance with
what I said the othe,- night, we have
got in touch with the medical noard
and endeavoring now to get the services of a competent nurse hpre so
tbat the children will be rnsurlnrly examined so often and that the nurse
will be there to see tbe beait^ '-f* *be
children i.s up to the bighepi. nos'title
standard we can tiinke it. f.Applause.)
A VOICE: is there any evidence
\Vhetli<-[. the children have got it di.
rectly or Indirectly?
.MU. ilEHCHMEH: Answering your
question, I think it must have been di.
rectly. I think Dr. Garner will tell
you it Is almost impossible to catch it
indirectly, and in -those instances .the
doctor has evidence to the effect that
these children were misbehaving them-,
selves to such an extent there is no
doubt that they contracted it direct.
A VOICE: Well in that case would
it. not bo possible to trace it?
MR. PHILLIPS: lwonld li)<e to*ask
this question, that is, has the school
board the power to insert any other
subject that is not in the curriculum?
would be the, benefit after the commit,
tee reported if nothing was dono?
Wouldn't it be a waste of time ?
waste of time what will this be?
create the  disease and  must gut  it
from someortV over that agi.   After
there for Mr. Uphill?
live mothers and fathers want it but
there-IsLno necessity Of no good pur.
pose can be served by*examining half
first one who had the disease, we
have got this difficulty to stamp this
out as it is here and consequently must
find out who is,, the first one who gave
it. to these children and then go after
them and make a good example of
them. r
A VOICE: Mr, Chairman, you will
not be doing anything to cope with the
present—at the present time that will
not be eliminating the cause. Yon
want to find the means to prevent It
going any further to stop its source.
cpuld have a "man arrested for mo. j,and money.   I think you should have
lording children. Most decidedly, and
have to get a conviction. The statement is made very often, the police
ought to do with certain people and
certain matters and that is what the
law requires; someone to come forward with necessary evidence.
a meeting of tho mothers and fathers
-*.«V3—--rr**i2wn*\x—pw—cvgi'-K-*'"*^'* is—ssst?*	
iMR. HBSKBTH: I move that the
committee work with the police com.
mis8lonors and force the police commissioners hands. It is down ln West
Fernie and I think It Is time the pol.
Ice should prosecute when girls under
sixteen are being molested.
far as I understand ore trying to car.
!-y out the law around and are enforc,
ing the curfew law,   I know this ihat
you are not going to do It by enforcing
.MAYOR UPHIul:   A brothel.
A FEMALE VOICE: I hope you
will tell them not to let a boy of fifteen
years go into a hotel and bo ottered
whiskey and soda,
iMR. .MARTIN: I would llko to ask
the business of tbe committee whon j tho curfew because It Is the parents
appointed. I think I can remember who are too extravagant with their
ahout six months ago, Dr. Garner. Dr. children. I am not going to be too
Asselstine, and I just forget If Dr, Hon- bard on the parents but I know lots
nol waa there In connection with the of things thnt should be done but you
same thing.   We heard thpn that this j will understand It i« not only aftfr
nnd fathers* association or hoth and if
Ihey supply the school board with Information they are all willing, all tho
mothers and fathers in town are willing,. to have the children examined.
There Ib no possible way we can ex.
amine without leave from the parents,
that is the position we are in now. 1
venture to say there are a great num.
ber of mothers who would resent examining any child without, leave and
rightfully so.  Unless tho mothers and
MR. PHILLIPS: Would themotion.
passed as a motion by the parents, not
be legal and binding fpr all children V
iMRj HERCHMER: No it is not, Mr
Phillips. Those present stated that
they'1 wanted the examination, now as
far as those parents are eoncO|*ned;,
I don't know who they all ar* here, but
if they will write thc board that they
wish the respective children examined
that will be done, but surely you will
see a medical man can not go to the
schools and examine girls of sixteen
without their parents consent. Why,
ladies and gentlemen, it would be preposterous if Mrh a thing could be
DR. ORNER: I am n.-H'"'; '"1 '-»
ask that the mothers would iike to
have a meeting with Dr. Garner nnd
talk over this matter. Would you he
kind enough to announce__that?	
A VOICE: -Mr. Chairman, I would
like to ask if dancing is allowed to be i
held on Sunday evening in any public
place, because tonight at half past mv.
en I had two chlldj-en to fetch away
from a certain house in the Annex
where they dance Sunday nights and j fathers take tho necossary steps to
thero are young girls there regularly |»»'ve the children examined tho board
I think that should he stopped. j feels' they are unable to accomplish
that object.
MR.  HBSKBTH:    I  would  like  to;    Now Wfl have „ot be(m aWe.   Uie
The  police as1"8? M,r". "«?«"• "f^l™** o!,th" I medical profession have not been ablo
int  ponce  asi(iC),00i board, I would like to ask If
three teachers were turned out of the
Fernie hotel  for  playing pool and
smoking cigarettes,, if so that is not,.
to discover where the disease came
from but are still Investigating.   How-
{ever, we And It is an awful difficult
j nintter to discover.   You have to get
I understand it j ovldenco from tho children and It Is
Is not true. I understand that one or J awfully hard to get It because the
the teachers—the information came to j children ar« not truthful. Tho doc.
the school board after Inquiry— one j tors are trying and the mothers, but up
of the teachers hnd n disagreement I tn the present time we haven't got nuf.
with the proprietor of n hotel In Iovmi relent Information  to «lmw  exactly
'MAYOR UPHILL: We can make
that arrangement. We can ask the
ladies to stay behind when Dr. Gar.
ner will be here to talk to them.
MR. HARRISON: The purposo of
tbls meeting tonight Is to cope with
this disease and how wc can trace it
when a man is privileged to go to a
store for his treatment. The men pay
so much a month for treatment; we
have medical treatment we need, so
why should a man po to a store and
buy his own treatment? I think If you
can get the man; get the information
of the man who treats himself 'b-^n
you can do something; then you can
get your man. but until you do tbat
this business will still go on. Tbat Is
a question; can we get the proprlot.
ors of these stores to give the men's
names; Individuals?
MAYOR UPHILL: I will not say
that we will be able to get tbat. Thero
has been a great movement on foot
for quite n time, asking, to make It a
criminal offence whereby a person bad
to ho put In -quarentfno and Infected
(Continued ou Cage Sev.-u)
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| of these diseases even among the I council chamber of the city hall, out.
children of the public schools. In pub-1 lined a programme and appointed offl.
lishing this report it is not with the: cers and the interests of Kernie from
intention of catering to those of mo:  ' a business standpoint will hereafter be
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tyid tastes but in the belief that tliu
wide light of publicity will be beneficial.
Volumes have been written on the
subject of the social evil and the dis.
eases    connected*  therewith.      "Re-
given the attention they must have if
this city is not to be allowed to be.
come a back number.
There is much that a Board of Trade
can do provided that it has the sympathy and co.operation of all citizens
Those are days and hours and min.
utes of quick changes. It is ltnpossibls
to predict with any degree of certainty
what will be iho conditions pf this afternoon or tomorrow or the next da$'.
The District Ledger in common with
the general public lias to depend lor
news from the outside wcrld upon the
usual sources of information and some
of these are considerably curtailed.
There is unrest'atid uncertainty the
world over. The Kurop**»a'i si!nation
is iu a hopeless muddle. '!iyd*s, one .if
the greatest of rnited States journalists now in Kurope, cables to til*; Chi.
cago Tribune, the Spokesman.Ht view
and other papers in his syndicate, that
ir would appear ihat we are ,,n the eve
of another welter of blno-1 and that
"the United States has not a irieii.l
among the Kuropean nations," His
word/, are alarming but thev are rot
spo:*:en without reason. ^
:Pront various parts of th*.? Uuiied
' States -'conies Hie news of bread nncs
and of t'ite curtailment of vuriois.in-
dusrrie:: which ran no longer operate
ai. a profit in view of a sbcluiess o'f de-
r.taud in the groat nnrkots. In Canada
ibep'*' is greater unrest than has evc.r
befori-- be.
In r
i h    to
lli-    i
i i
stricted districts" have been both ap. j and further provided that it has a suf-
proved and condemned and medical j flcient number of men who are willing
science has done much in the way of j to devote thought and activity to the
prevention and cure. Not enough at-; welfare of the community as a whole,
tentlon has been given to the econom. j Fernie has tremendous possibilities,
ic side of the question. I Nature has done her part and if a co.
■So long as economic conditions pre-1 operative citizenship does its part the
vent young men from marrying and es. j Fernie of a few years hence will be
tabltehing homes and so long as we j a bigger and a better city. Tho Dis-
have millions of girls and young wo- j trict Ledger wishes the newly organ,
men living in poverty or hovering on lized board the fullest measureof suc-
the edge  thereof we may expect to j cess.
have the social evil rampant and all j q
the train of diseases..  If ever we can ! D|SCHARGED MEN DEMAND
attain to a system of wealth produc. j ' .„._„ ... _n_._ „„._.,»,
tion free from exploitation and where-1 WORK IN GREAT BRITAIN
in every worlrer is freed from the wor. |	
ries that till the minds of the workors j LONDON, May 23.—Thousands of
today In regard to how they are lo be > discharged soldiers and sailors out
fed and clothed on the morrow we can i of employment, armed with stones and
then expect what is best in human j other missiles, marched toward the
nature to conquer and what is base to ■ house of commons today. 8hey came
bo discarded. 'into conflict with the police barring j
FERNIE'S REORGANIZED j the approaches and ■ wero scattered,    i
BOARD OF TRADE i    T'ater tho procession was reformed j
___ ' : and   marched   towards   Buckingham j
■'    ■ '   '     i Palace, but the demonstration broke
The progress of many towns in Can- . up bofore it reached the palace. There j
ada has been due in large measure to i were no further disorders. j
active Boards of Trade.   The Hoard in!    The demonstration followed a mass |
Fornio had become inactive and much j meeting in Hvde Park, where the viis 1 cut
talk aliout. reorganization at last, has ; charged soldiers and sailors demanded '
resulted   in   accomplished   fact.     On I work and a minimum wage scale.
Tuesday evening a good number of the i    Similiar demonstrations were  held 1 eouvel
disorders are pure inventions.
"We seek peace with the Allies; we are ready to make financial
concessions. The proposal for the conferences at Prinkipo is accepted in principle, but we insist upon the choice of a more central
place. The blockade condemns the country to famine aud cold. s The
Scandinavian countries have broken with us much against their wish,
iu concession to the ultimatum framed*by the Allies. *    '
'By reason of this rupture we cannot. import from Denmark the
seed for which we have already paid the price (40 million rubles),
and from Sweden the agricultural machinery for an equal sum.
''The Euglish have prevented Sweden from exporting to Russia
even paper. The lias which the Swedes had bought at Petrograd
and loaded upon.Russian boats has been confiscated by the English
and take11 to English ports.
'They strangle us; they take from us all possibility:;of bettering
our situation internally and it is upon us that they seek to. throw
back the responsibility for the consequences. ,
"Tliey force the neutral countries to boycott us and they argue
from this boycotting to prove hw unsciable we are, tyid nevertheless
the i»te«iatinal situation develops itself satisfactorily for tis."
Headquarters, 316 Beveridge Building, Calgary, Alta.
President, P. il. Christophers,    Vice-President, Alex McFegan,
Blairmore, Alta. Brule, Alta.
Secretary-Treasurer, E4. Browne -
Ex-Soldiers And Sailors In
Vancouver Link Forces
With Labor
International Board Member, K. Livett
District Board Members
Frank Briudley, Fernie, B.C., Sub. Dist. No. 1
John Brooks, Bellevue, Alta. Sub. Dist. No. 2
Chas. Peacock, Lethbridge, Alta., Sub. Dist. No. 3
Frank Wheatloy, Bankhead, Sub. Dist. Nol 4
John Kent, Wayne,. Alta:, Sub. Dist. No. 5
David Fraser, Brule, Alta., Sub. Dist. No. 6
A. Benson, Sub. Dist. No. 7
Steve Begalli, District Organizer   »
District Solicitor, II. Qstluud, Lethbridge, Alta.
of Local
|p]   1263
lt was the editor of The District Ledger's privilege to bc pres-jfj
a little over a week ago at a meeting of the Ex-Soldiers and
most enterprising citizens met in the throughout the countrv.
Labor Council which filled the National Theatre in  Van- a
There  were two stirring addresses and hearty  applause's
Below   we   publish   "Bulletin   No.   1.   The Soldier's Welcome jl
lionie" as published by Vancouver Local No. 1 of the council: jja
.., "' We -weiit, awav, in '14, M5, MC, until we knew; we in the mud and!}!'
Continued from Page One
as  economic organization  that  the Soviet  government  In
i known anil.in face ol' an
j.,*,,.,,.,*--,-, *;*. ■force down wat'
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<    i'i        i    er vbt It t   o
-*,    )     "  in M   i > h     mi
(1       ll    'Ml     l'lMU    '
"Is It true thnt  Bolshevism  has completely
!.".iiii  Russia /"' ,,-'.'
■ • i  '
life oi* Flanders (where the poppies grow), knew that the problem of j&a
iinding more men for* military purposes would sootier or later, ir the j 1   },J7i
war continued, become exceedingly, grave. ' *^* 17*40
■j        "Ye's!   We went away amid the plaudits of the populace and lhe ; aj   2817
expelled capital's;..! !-flutter of .female kerchiefs.-while well-dressed "fat boys." known as 1'lj   :j57(;
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lusiiiess men, stolid and expressionless, murmured, 'A grateful ooiui- j sj   399:]
There are no ii'mre privde storck.v-.'S <>■• mer ' U\ 'vill rewaid \on *   TK \ bnWd us up as wc baked off formed ! ^
s     I'olin al motitks hue liken the plat 1  ol I busies-, me 1 s !i ttt ilnms so   Kit   il lhe war should lonhnue unduls ,>§
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mi st s iu> ,ih Rus-
s< 1 u v v'id a ti. 1< it
1)J'J 1 uhh s uiih ni i,i(i( 01 on lu d su 1 tic, i\ . inlh
siv '"lh") l>lll 1 till m 1 LOI tlu se.lliltt ol liODlls out vijluim- o^
'i   di   \\(»u' ' 1  u,   lu, 11 ,,i ](,1sf ,|, u;,l,
'-'■* ■-■ •> 11 utl'in! ol distii.Mtlion is Mnou'jfh th> (omuunal
jood (oiuimlld*, (,1 tne mnh Wit nulls tho partake ol tn. na-
tuu ol a mlMais LOiiiunssais deputnum Km iuul (In u oni\
_vA_ Ui_JilM_ ( o iioeiatise deselontnr tit  is.  roniii.n.it-iveh-  ve.il       U*A
bdon .mil n</i\ 'lies won i hn.illy   theie is iietsuual tiai'p nnd baner
<-   s th t rhe «r>u,iti\   liec
111 1 then (ountis  ueidt 1 tin n    this  would In re uh     IHisinos   lulil
theubick     Consi liptiiia (.iiru   tnd the\  lot >ot then  dnllinu     The.
l'usiuess ]\1(U s IKtt.un 1 -m 1 -.1 u < iulh into lustoi \
\>i \ em iwas li I. -Ht ithiimiii ' md ooi lonuuhs
iiii awuiud tl" \\ t km 1 tin h \\ouul <i(» ti') Jiom tliL uuishMs ol
luil md v.ipittl ior ii 1 uul still mon aien rI he shoitas-e ot nu .1
lieiame at ute Vi omen weie lulioduud into Ile \soikshop and still
'hi in (dsol \wi -.alh 1 li*- *jriik td ui.Miukt ttue Aler ven speed* d
up uul Anti-loainifr ' n\s vue p isM'd until ah lou^tit oi veiled
A'l Inil ibe guiUi ml protiteei rhe\ mitels voikul those who
woried ^e' The piobleni oi oui uoing av i\ as as yrr^it But
what oi- the pioblem ol ourTiturmiig '
• Ve h.ne not be< n lofotten    As e were veh onn d    \\ ith bauds
! J
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•as id
Fernie, B. C.
Michel, U. C. s-
Corbin, B. C.
Coleihan, Alta.
Carbondale, via Colen,iU1
Blairmore, Alta.
Frank, Alta.
Bellevue, Alta.
Hillcrest, Alta.
Lethbridge, Alia.      *'
Federal AI ine, Lethbridge
Coalhurst, Alta.
Comnierce, Diamond City. Alta.
Taber, Alta.
Bankhead, Alta
Canmore, Alta.
Nordegg, Alta.
Wayne, Alta.
IVuinheller,  Alta.
Rosedale, Alta.
Aerial, Alta.
DruiniioMer, -Altai
l>"uitih(lk»r   Alta
MonMih Alme   AHa
^ 1 lloss lu td   t oahpur   Alta
Los ott   Alta
Oltph mt   Alutison   \n t oaKpur
Di tmond (its, Altn.
Alount.un 1'aik   \lta « '
Al h 22 Co.ilspui   ALa
Secretary a
Harry Martin p
Henry Beard ®
J. Glover gi
John Johnston 3
Dan Rogers |
Kod McDonald j|
Evan Alorgan *a
John Brooks $
Frank IjoIp -^
Charles Peacock'■■■'•^
Alatt Petras ;2
Percy Spencer '~
Albert Zak
Alex. AlcRoberts
Frank 'Wheatley
,H. 1). Thachuk r§
.Inines Besvsher iii*
Pit a hont as
Brule Alt
IIumheiMoiic Mine
IK.iiishiu'uh, Alta
CtrdilT, Alta
Tss im ( ih   Alines
0710-85th Ase
li c n 1 ti
di-    \ 1)
tto 1 tnf t\ ttll «iste oi \ ir sin uld
not be uh 'o piotltup A sulltnems lor
all ahd ,\hj t is '1 at 1' e Inmg t' the
wtiRP worknr is becoming more precarious. ,,
Human intelligence will »olv« the
isroljlfciii. It has already soivbd It. lhe
anplic.-ition of the solution, however, Is
the trouble. If this or any oilier country Ib to produco for use and uot for
jiroiit it. \\ ill,moan that all svill have
to work and that exploitation of tite
oUiort* will iio imposKibl-i*. The mont
fonsi>rvativii lias to uilinit that thu poo.,
1jU» are being (exploited liut, shudder.*-
at lint l<li-a of cllmlnatiiiB the exploit.
«r. 'i'lu-r**. is iu> need of kattiiiK the e.-:-
"plolttira liiliidl'ohletl uji usvaiH'.t a wall
and u.-iiis: them as tante's-'. 'lltiman
llf« should mit l»e destroji-d. It would
lw fur bettor to s/ivp the exploit ers a
chance xo earn an hone.it living and
simply remove from them the power
which tntike:-'. It p(io'ibl(> fer theni to exploit, that power Is the osvnershlp nf
the mv'-.ns (if production and the con.
trol of "jobs,"
The exploiters are determined not
to gtlve np without a KtniRRle. It la
fooll*}i   ki  expect   them   to.  bnt  Unit
Here com > the hi^f?t st
11 oiiiu 11 ,< aste llu peasa'H. with Ins Inislid ol* com or tlour or po-
Ittois. 01m IiuiimU nil Uo ssa.s to town and seeks a hai^aiii. hs
sk ilth I'mis peasant has he.nine a ttadesman as well. Whu. the
eountry is again open to foreign trade this will certainly cease to.a
certain extent.
Mt is in inaiiut'nctiiring that sve have had considerable friction
with the P.olshovikh After the revolution <,f Xovoinber the svorkers
in the industrial plants, both hi<? and small, begun assuming control
tlirou-yli local committees. This method was always a failure. Then
the rcjriouarcommittee svas tried, Avherein all the workers in a given
district assumed joint control, through a committee, of all the industries in the region. This method svas equally iiiisuec.ssful. Xow the
liatinNalized manufacturing plants are cont rolled hy central Soviets—
slate .socialism,
''Our method, of course, is ditl'erenf. Our wholesale society does
lh-,. iiiiitiul'iteliu'iiig and is conl rolled hy the working clnss as nu en-
life body, but it is Haseil on voluntary co-operation. It svorks, It
works in ;dl countries, in Russia as well as Kngland. The-w>viet
ofliciiils admit our success. Nothing proves this bettor than lhe fact
thai tbey ollVicd us a cuiuproiiiKe; tlmt they would make otir system universal, by legislative decree, and sve should manage it.    Nat-
anu ciTe"rs, uinuiiiuuii-
:l. .\lt:'V'.V.':'l\ tej> vvith  t-tshioiiable! tH    4110
^tuigeon AI'iic \ipij\o, Edmonton
j).,sssoii Alme   Kuiuontoti, B i\ 7('2
'^Tohn Kent,
John 0'Sullivan
S. McNiven
I. Kadocy
\, Parker
J   K  A dai'is
Kobtit   I'art\
J   1'   Morris
L   Lund
Josljui Ormoiid
K McGillnrav
\\     (.      Sn p" MIS
li   V   Williams
Mad   Stigler
Max 488 Edmonton
Ed Eastl'Mti
Will J Keen
\V   J   P.ou que
llotml Jones
I) A Thomas
Thomas Ooxon
ladies ami heail to kait t. Iks villi gold-hnek sellers desirous ot unloading ital estate 01 <• 1 stinks—wo were welcomed Speeches, ad-
\hi, kngt,hy write-ups ol our valiant deeds, admonitions pleading
that ve'jom the Returii Soldier 01 gaiu/.atKm.s ruled by the officers
who ruled us*, czar-like, 'over'there;' all these were poured out in
rieh profusion. Vocational training, to make it unnecessary for a.
full niati to do a job that half a man could do, this also was iticluded
in the pretty picture. Put the real problem—the refitting into industry ofthe men taken t herefrom for the army—this was adroitly
given the'go-by.'   Why?
"Ami sve speak the truth. The only people who have given any
real thought to this problem and have suggested a remedy, are the
very men against whom onr minds were poisoned, as those who de-
liberatoly went on strike maliciously to help the Kaiser and his
damned'impel'ialistie cress.    Wo know different  now
4121 t loser Bar. Sttatheona
US4 t'oal < itv, Taber
27 Regal Oolherus Tabd
y *
Elmer Purk   §
William, Durham   ^
0.   II   Davis?   Ij
We realize
uraily sve i-el'tised.   First of all. compulsoiy co-operation ceases lo lie j  .   ,     ,       .  working conditions.    Had as nffnirs are now
  «:. ..       1.. 1     i.i:    :.   .  1     11 ■   1...  >     •    I 11»lv , .      __   ,.	
that after all (ie.many was not the only country guilty of impor-
inlislic designs, hungry after deposits of raw materials and markets
for tlnished goods, Present rules and regulations, fastened like steel
damps about our limbs, tell us that our boasted democracy was worth
somethiiig-ini paper.   K«»r wc nre five- -free to starve!
'And these men, these men who went on strike while we were in
,he trenches!   Thev were lighting f"»' « Hv.iig wnge nud cnniparn-
"' ' svluil
stru«gl«»,  if the workers onlv  would
realise It, need nol he accompanied liyi ,*t
,    t.
blcodf.hesl nr de«U'Uclioii.    lhe work.
*'rn have the power In their own ImmlH,
to peiH-cfullv chnnen the ayrttcm of e\"l,,ol,ar  ''tlsoicss u .Vear
ploita^'111 and the fact  tlm!  nil riser
the vorlfl thoy uro tnnt learning that
they have that   pmver hi. catucd a
fc#!)!iiR ot cmiHlemal
thtimi wim rmti on Uii'
I-,   hi-tym,
cu uiuraliii".. And sve lidievti it must'grow naturally, not by legislation In ilie same spirit of compromise they asked us to assume
control of the natioiiaiixctl bjuiks of soviet liii>,>in. Ag;iiu sve liad t*»
" ise, I'ntil last year they had not, attempted to nationalize our
Co-operatise PeopleV Hunk, in Moseosv, which wns doing a billion
Xow ihey have iiatMuinli/ed it. Put this
amounts merely to tlie changing of the itiiuux of the stockholder*,
|o depositors.   The saute slalT. the same bonrd. the name control, the
Who is Your
would th- condition of the wjige imn'ket  have been lor jw to ,v
turn to had not these, our brothers, fought Ihe Hun at home. J
-So again, tlu-v ntxy M us:   'Wc have no quarrel with ynu.   ^ ou j
nro workers as we tire.   The war has censed and the manufacture of j
munitions ou a lartfe scale nlong with it.   Men nnd women are being
thn.wt. out of work.   And still the boys ..re eoi.ii.i* hack m their
thouwtnds.   There are not enough jolw at eight hour* « day.   Let uh
together make a «ix-hoiir working day.'
Ion to come to wu'"' «'"»!»b.sees, continue as previously,    I her.' w no ill feehuy oil J       „h ({ml ||rtJ miUu] |ogi(.»   |,,.t thi» himlneM men, the vm|iloy«r».
II!   Uilenti   ol   lil.',e«iS.i'i   *,.*»«*.     Al   iio   i„i,'.\ I,. t„ i.    Uij..l.  JCAillti il  .U  tie,   "v.*. ,ui...l./...'..,,. , ^       „ w|,0  (.(M)j,*j  re«p ItlllllOim ••III  "It  SUH   JUwdUiUi.  till''   l\"U"e.     'A
grateful eountry will rewiml you.' they wild.   A Rratef.il eountry
; th" iiiKt;|iiK and xvo plimnlnpt  uf tlie liauk, Lcuiiichimself was prewnt.
filR   ^ituiturtnltl*'   *nd   ib*- ,  ,y       fc ■   j     fa   , seriously,    sve   eo
I hpim nre hwlng their ettor- y ' • '
tuts and ninir*
» -
On »tirttJi«r i»br<» appear* j<*n»tor
Uohcrtsons opinion of lh* Winntpfus
*irlk« and !h« ramie* thereof. Ite
trlt>« l*> «hftw tb* InlnnHy ot a ooetntl
w»min!it«i<! in th« ori*nli»tlon of In
W*r   lie iiliui r«tfen 10 tliu pnrt of tbo
liitiilluislH   iieVer
! will reward ml Not if it depend* upon them, liut it depend* up,-.:
compromise, never.' then lie udded, with n Kinile, 'except witn .»«•••! Veleran» <>f Ypre*. the Somme. fhiloiiiea, ete.. together with our
Co-operators.' . . hridhem of the mill, mine and factory. \J
"As h mtilier of fuel, ihe Bolsheviki Imve nm bumpered Us ser-] ■••hIIOHTKN TIIK WOHKINfl UAY ANH OIVK TUB HK-, ■
ioiisly. When the friction between uh get* to that point, tliey nl - j T,.|.yKj) sOLl)l KR aViIANCB. OIVK HIM A WBLOOMK THAT; |
way* ret in*.   Naturally, they cannot tamper with the n.pe thnt hold* j    ^ '^j, c^f/«|'|^\TKU IN FO<)lJ AND CLOTHKS. ||
them snsp,»'ded over the abyss.    Ah nu example, in inntiufaeturiu,     ' \.ij»h'0 ^ijd«yiiit» ela** proinisid u* onr reward for defending
they give its full rein.   We mny run mir factories nn we please, it"''^,^ .i,,,,^,^,   'if they cannot flvt It to iw, we muit take it.   A-
,jii»t »« fnsf ih wi- nv.i '<»rg*it!iV<-' their
nhttru,r working .toy, Riviw «. \*™* *<* ^>  '"", -»fi«»'»^v,-
Already xxt lire etnploy.iig more than Mfllbt pe.,,ilv mut ,% |||ft |>M|f fj,w|(W, for Sllr}l M wt*.
B111II0U11 Ko. 8 wttl ttt ftiWislwd «K>rti|
We way i.-il:*!- * v<r ".'idiHtri-
working foii*e*.
pre«|*tftttt of tht* Canadian Mannfact-1 '" '""  ^ito'iesAie .o.lo ni..-.. m i'o*' oi-iKnirt. imio-tf |iUots niooc *,*<*
ur<r*" Ao'f.-'.fntlin tn Ihf. d'^fBip j i)o»re ts no i|!t*'*tt.iii nt i*'iaci'"g control with shop com mince* v-fien u
It U * wfH Imnmrn fart that the m»n. 1 tn„)„iw u, ut.{ml idonieai mniMgeiiiciit.    D/uiiitf the pa*l  s«.*r tl.e
A    t wt> h,n" mnih> »;«"-'-'"»^ *M™ f»™r'1 during the past year es- ^ ^^ ^ ,>mm^vimn, lM: ttm ■ k. ronko 0nt tolU ttm-.
e*m«d    lie m«y torpH that the tan.  |H»,.ially when yon eoiisoler the eimditioiw ereated liy the Morkadr.  «r.i «,*. mod lw. r*r »h# tan that'   Th* ram* r**t«rt*l aiul thaw wa«
f It is n enititeii! hetween t .»-o|.eraliVe pnutiie mnl *oe.alis(  iio^.ry. ,hu m..nf , * i«nl«*ri rem** ih* tmritrl;-*'toton gnwtplar twl l**riit«a*-aa» «ii:«<»
THE District Ledger is
prepared to    receive
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Copyright by
Frank A. Munsey Co.
Those strange original stories
"Tarzan of the Apes" and
MTht? Return of Tarzan" captured the delighted fancy of.
millions ol readers. Although
they were full of thrills, "The
Son of Tarzan" holds the reader s interest with wonderful tenacity and yields nothing to them
in the line of breathless adventure, in this wonderful Tarzan
story you will meet Tarzan
himself, who is John Clayton,
Lord Greystoke; Lady Grey-
stoke, his wife; Alexis Paulvitch, friend of the murderer
Rokoff; Akut, the gray* ape,
and many others, not the least
of whom is jack Clayton, the
son of Tarzan.
Paulvitch and an Ape.
Marjorle W.'s long boat was
floating clown the broad Uganibi
with ebb tide and* current. Her
crew were lazily enjoying this respite
from the arduous labor of rowing up-
stream. Three.* miles below them Iny
the Marjorle W. herself, quite ready to
salt so soon as they should have clambered aboard and swung the long boat
*to Its davits.
Presently the attention of every uiun
iwas ckiiwn from his* dreaming or his
'"gossiping to the northern banU of the
j river There, screaming at theni in a
■■;cracked* falsetto, and with skinny arm's
'outsr'i'etched, stood a strange apparition
Of it r.i;.in. \ "
4>W**j.t   in   linin.l-An'l"   rtj-i.*.i.l,i».w*' ,,,,,, '^.f.
mspectmg mm intently.
The Russian was thoroughly frightened. He glanced toward the sailors—
they were a couple of hundred yards
Again the ape plucked at his shoulders, jabbering plaintively. Paulvitch
saw no menace in the inquiring gaze
or in the attitude of the beast. He got
slowly to his feet The ape rose at bis
Half doubled, the man shuffled cautiously away toward the sailors. The
npe moved with '■him, taking-one of his
arms. They had come almost to the
little knot of men liefore they were
6cen, and hy this time Paulvitch had
become assured thtit the beast meant
lilin im harm. Tbo animal evidently
was accustomed to Hit* association of
human beings.
It occurred to the Kussian tbat the
ape represented considerable nnd certain money value, and liefore they
reached the sailors be had decided that
lie should bo the one to pro 111 by it.
YDsen the men Icoked up and saw
the oddly paired couple shuttling to-
ward'them they were tilled with amazement and started on a run toward the
two. The ape showed no sign of fear.
Instead, be grasped each jailor, by tho
shoulder and peered long and earnestly
into liis face Having 'inspected them
all, be roi.it rued to I'aulviteh's side, disappointment written strongly upon his
countenance and jn bis carriage.
Tbe men were delighted witb him.
Thoy gathered about, asking Paulvitch
j many questions and examining his com.
; pan km. The Russia;? told them that
| the ape was his. Nothing further would
i he offer, but kept harping continually
! upon the same theme; "The ape Is
' mine.   The ape is min-.-*."
Tiring of Paulvitch, one of the men
essayed a pleasantry. 'Circling about
i behind the ape, he prodded the anthro-
I poid in the back with a pin.
j hike a Hash the-beast wheeled upon
! its tormentor, and In the brief instant
\ of turning the placid, friendly animal
j was metamorphosed, to a frenzied de-
yuoll ofrage. „
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'aM  SO  Came   A.JOV   to   UOMQOU.   gfiu
there was forged another link in ihs
onam of strange circumstances that
were to affect the lives of many people.
"To See Ajax."
HAROLD M001S13 was a bilious   ,..countenanced, ■■ studious
young  man.   He  took  himself
veryc seriously,  and  his  life and  his
work, which latter was tlie tutoring of
the young son of Lord'Qreystoke. {l
■British  nobleman.    He   felt tlnlt  h&
charge was not making tho progress
that his parents had a right to expect,
and he was now conscientiously explaining this fact to the boy's mother.
"His sole Interest, seems to be feats
of physical prowess and the reading of
everything that be can get hold of relating to savage beasts and the lives
and   customs  pf  uncivilized  peoples.
Particularly stories of animals appeal
to him. He will sit for hours together
poring over the work of some African
explorer, and  upon  two occasions  I
have found him sitting up lu bed at
night reading Carl Hagenbec-k's book
on men and beasts."
For several minutes neither spoke,
it was the boy's mother who finally
! broke the silence.
"It Is very necessary. Mr, Moore,"
she said, "that you do everything in
With Mighty Blowt of His Open Palme   your powei. to discourage this tendency
He Felled One After Another.        j Jn Ja'k; be„_
this time picked themselves from tbo j But she got no further. A loud
ground, none of them much the worse j "Whoop!" from the direction of the
for his experience except the fellow j window brought them both to their
j And. John Clayton" l.oid ti reystoKe,
j put an arm about his wlfo. laughing
'good uaturedly ,dowu luto her' up-
j turned face before he bout his head
• and kissed her- Then, more seriously,
; he continued:
j "You have never told Jack anything
concerning my early life, uor have you
permitted me to; and in this I think
that you have niade a mistake Had 1
! been able to tell him of the experiences of Tarzan of the Apes I could
doubtless have taken much of the
glamour and romance from jungle life
that naturallysurround it in the minds
hind him when he ban enrereu tne
He heard the servant try the'door
several times, and then depart. Upon
which Mr. Moore swooned.
In the meantime Jack was enjoying
to the full the stolen pleasures of the
music hall. He had reached that temple of mirth just as Ajax's act waa
commencing, and having purchased a
box seat was now leaning breathlessly
over the rail, watching every move of
the great ape, his eyes wide in wonder.
The trainer was uot slow to note the
boy's handsome, eager face, and as one
of those who have had no experience jofAjax's biggest hits consisted in an
the* crew. -■   ■''■'■   .'*■'•■■'
"A white man!" mattered the mate;
and then:  "Man  the oars, boys, and
.we'll.just [mil over, an' see what lie
When they came close to the shore
they saiv tin emaciated creature with
scant white locks, tangled aud matte*!.
Tbe tlilh; bent hotly wnn naked save
tot a loin cloth Tears were rolling
iiown the sunken. jtoekuiurked. cheeks.
The man jabbered ul them in a strange
"Uooshun." tiazardcd the mate.
•'Savvy Kiiglljj.lt5*" he called to the mau.
Tin* shirye-row did. and In tlmt tongue,
brokenly and haltingly, us though It
tiinl l.t'i'ti umit.v years since lie bad used
il. lu' legged theni to take blm with
thorn, nwiiy trom Ihis awful country.
fline tm huiin-l the .Marjorle \V, Ihe
ilrntij.vr {uld bis rescuer* a pitiful tale
ol priutloii. liuHlslfijis nud torture, ex-
t(>ni|ii:g over ii perlrt.l nf tell years.
Ilmv be bupjM'iHii in have"iinue to
Africa be ill.I not tell tliem, leaving
Ibeiii lo HsMiiue Unit IU> had forgotten
the i!icid'*ni«i ot bin life prior to the
frightful iii;ci»N llmi bad wrecked lilm
ilieiitull.i iimt Niy-h'Hlly. His mime. iu»
►aid i\:n* ,\li'\.« PaiiHiti'lt,
A U'l* M'Vit^^tS, teliiiu.while lock a
bait *;.; ,;;;t:*i.l il;»« thick da;** hull Unit
hail nine niviTii! nt* howl Ul* limit*
vviv I.na and iwlsiid; be walked witli
n MiuHIIim inisteriit.v gait, hi* Imdy
duulih■ I lm ward Hu itt'tb were stunt
-kin« keil oui by Iiii ftuvage nuislera,
Kven isl* mentality has Imt a sorry
no* k -ij of whnt It once had Itefii.
Tticy u*,,n hlni abmird ibe Mwrjorle
\V... iiii'l there tbey fed nml nursed hint.
Ite salnvd a little tn »tteu»Ui. but hi*
■iKlM'tit-iiii-re never ell end foi tlie better* u    ...ill....I    til'lt'il. I,    l«4M«!|'«tl    UtllJ
wn*.; id. the> Iuul found lilm: a linm-in
den*'i'i bettered ewd wrecked he
wo'ild remain until death Hminvd blm
Alexin Paiilvluli ttmUl eaully have
f4i*»c«l lur eighty.
The Marjorle W. Und tteeti chartered
t*X it si.viid.«l# «f wealthy tnantifae*
tun*!* ««itiif>i«*d wttb n lata-rat-ury and
* *xnft ot m li-ntt»t* nml m*ii| oui to
nijii. t. fur mum* natural product wltl-b
the timiiuf-iit'juwi* wlitt l<*»iltil,lb,i' hill*
tind tteeti ittiiMtrtlnir fiom ftmlh Anter-
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who had been the cause of It and who
would doubtless nurse a sore shoulder
for a week or so. '
"Simpson done It." said one of the
men. "He stuck a pin into the monk
from behind, and the monk got him—
which served him bloomin' well right
—an' he got the rest of us, too, for
which I can't blame him. since we all
Jumped him to once."
The captain looked at Simpson, who
sheepishly admitted the truth of the
allegation: then he stepped over to the
ape as though to discover for himself
the sort of temper the beast possessed.
But it was noticeable that he kept his
revolver cocked aiid leveled as he
did so.
However, he spoke soothingly to the
animal wbo squatted at the Russian's
side, looking first at one aud then another of the sailors.
As the captain approached him tlie
ape half rose and waddled forward to
meet him. Upon bis countenance was
tho same straight, searching expression
that had marked his scrutluy of each
of the sailors he had lirst. encountered.
He came quite close to the officer and
laid a paw upon one of the. man's
shoulders, studying his face intently
for n long moment: then came tho expression of disappointmeut^accotnpa-
nied by what was almost a human
sigh, as he turned away to peer in Ihe
same curious fashion into the faces of
the mate and the two sailors who had
arrived with the officers.
The room was on the second floor of
the house, and opposite the window to
of it He might then have profited by
my experience; but now, should the
jungle lust ever claim him, he will
have nothing to guide him but his own
impulses, and I know how powerful
these may he in the wrong direction at
But Lady Greystoke only shook her
head as she had a hundred other times
when the subject had claimed their attention in the past.
"No, John," she Insisted, "1 shall
never glvo my consent to tbe Implanting in Jack's mind of any suggestion
of-the savage life from which wo both
wish to preserve him."
Mr. Moore's room was next to that
of his youthful charge, and it was the
tutor's custom to have a look Into the
boy's each evening as tho former was
about to retire. This evening he waa
particularly careful not to neglect this
duty, for he had just come from a conference with the hoy's father and mother, in which it had been impressed
upon him that be must exercise the
greatest care to prevent Jack visiting
the music hall where Ajax was being
So when he opened the boy's door at
about half past 9 ho was greatly excited, though not entirely surprised, to find
the future Lord Greystoke fully dressed for tho street and about to crawl
from his open bedroom window.
Mr. Moore made a rapid sprint
across the apartment, but the waste of
energy was unnecessary, for when the
entry to one.or more boxes during his
performance, ostensibly in search oif a
long lost relative, as the trainer explained, the man realized the effectiveness of sending him into the box with
the handsome boy, who doubtless would
be terror stricken by proximity to tho
shaggy, powerful beast.
When the time came therefore for tho
ape to return from' the wings in reply
to an encore, the trainer directed its
attention to the boy, who chanced to
be the sole occupant of the box in
which he sat
, With a spring the huge anthropoid
leaped from (the stage to the boy's side.
But if the trainer had looked for a
laughable scene of fright he was mistaken. A broad smile lighted the boy'a
features as be laid his hand upon the
shaggy arm of his visitor. The ape,
grasping the boy by either shoulder,
peered long and earnestly into bis faco, j
while the latter stroked his head and J
talked to him \n a low voice. |
Never had Ajax devoted so long ■
time to an examination of another aa
be did in this instance.    He seemed
troubled and not a little excited, jabbering and mumbling to the boy and j
now caressing him as the trainer had !
never seen bim caress a human being j
before.    Presently he clambered over j
into the box with him and snuggled j
| dowu close to the boy's side. I
Tbe audicucc.iwas' delighted, but tbey j
i were still  more, delighted   when the I
trainer, the period of his act having j
boy heard him within the chamber and i elapsed, attempted to persuade Ajax
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realized that he had been discovered,
j he turned back, as though to relinquish
i his planned adventure.
!    "Where were you going?" panted the
I excited Mr. Moore.
"1 am going to see Ajax," replied the
boy quietly.
"1 am astonished!" cried Mr. Moore.
A moment later lie was infinitely more
astonished, for the boy, approaching
close to him,, suddenly seized him about'
the waist, lifted him from his feet and
threw him, back dowuwurd, upon the
bed, shoving his face deep into a soft
"tte quiet,"   -adnioulshed  the  victor,
"or I'll choke you."
Mr. Moore struggled, but bis efforts
to leave the box.
The  manager,   becomin
The ape would not
excited at
After the boy had been tucKea away
in bed John Clayton told his wife of
the events of the evening and tbat he
had at last acquainted the boy witb
the facts of his jungle life. The
mother, who bad long foreseen that
ber son must some time know of those
frightful years during which his father
had roamed the jungle, a naked, savage beast of prey,, shook ber bead, hoping against hope that the lure she
knew was still strong in tbe father's
breast bad not been transmitted to his
Tarzan ' visited Akut the following
day, but though Jack begged to be allowed „to accompany him, he was refused. This time Tarzan saw the pockmarked old owner of the ape, whom
be did not recognize as the wily Paulvitch of former days. Tarzan. influenced by Akut's pleading's, broached
the question of the ape's purchase, but
Paulvitch would not name uny prlce^
saying that he would consider the matter
When Tarzan returned home Jack
was all excitement to hear tbe details
of his visit, and finally suggested tbat
bis father buy the ape and bring it
home. Lady (Jrcystoke was horrified at
the suggestion.
„ The-hoy was insistent. Tarzan explained that tie bad wished to purchase
Akut and return bim to his jungle
j. borne, and to this the mother ussented.
j la k asked to be allowed to visit the
j ape. but again he was met with flat
j refusal.
Ile hml the address, however, which
the trainer baH given his fattier, and
two days biter he found thewpixn'tunity
to elude his new tutor—who had replaced the terrilied .Mr. Moore—and
after a considerable search through a
section of London whieh.he had never
before, visited be found the smelly little
quarters of tlie pockmarked old man.
Tbe old follow himself replied to his
kn«tckiiig. and when .lackstated that
lie bad come to see Ajax, opened the
ilnor and iMlmitteit him. to the little
room ■ which he. and the great ape oo-
,'jf tight of the youth tlie ape learned
to the lloor and shuffled forward. The
y-:an, not recognizing his visitor and
/.iiriiig that  the ape meant .mischief,
the delay, urged the trainer to greater ; s.eplH,tl ,lcMvmi f,lyS)|. onlei1llB tbe ape
haste, but when tlio latter entered the   h..,-^ i„ ,i)w |,(,,s ^
box to drag away the reluctant Ajax
he'was met by bared fangs and menacing growls.
The audience was delirious with joy.
Tbey cheered the ape. They cheered,,
the boy. and tbey hooted and jeered at
They  Both   Discovered  tho Subject of
Their Conversation
« Inch their intention bid btmi "ttiact-
td na*u luige tiee, a inam.li til which   i   ,     ,   ■*■*.■    ,-.-■,.,, , -,
•j._ ' Physique as he -hmiselfJiatLfifissessed lu
i*n9Jim.m7\   1j-i_».*i  i ill Iia.   -■»    P** HlJ    -^1       *   A.l*-~    -Ml _
sailor's face as he perpetrated his little
joke froze to an expression of terror.
He'attempted to dodge the long arms
that reached for h|m, but, failing, drew
a long knife that bung at bis belt.
The npe tore the weapon from tlie
niun's grasp with a single wrench and
flung It to oue side; then bis yellow
fangs were buried In the sailor's shoulder.
Witb sticks and knives tbe man's
companions fell upon the beast, while
Paulvltch danced around the cursing,
snarling pack, mumbling and scream-
Ing pleas and threats.   Ue saw bis visions of wealth rapidly dissipating before the weapons of tbe sailors.
(   The ape, lioworer, proved no easy
j victim to the superior numbers tbat
j seemed fated to overwhelm bim.   Rts-
J Ing from tho sailor who had preclpl-
j tatcd the buttle, lie shook bis giant
j shoulders, freeing himself from two of
' tbe meu tbat. were clluglng to bis back
j and with mighty blows of his open
j palms felled one nfter another of his
* attackers, leaping hither and thither
! with the agility of a small monkey.
i   The tight had been witnessed by tht
; captain and mate, who were Just land-
I lug from tho Murjorle W„ nnd Paul
In each instance he sighed and passed c,K,n thjs liranPh tll(n, bu{ll (Ust0V.
on, returning at length to Paulvitch's m,d tlle MlbJwt of th(M (OIlvpr,nt!on
side, where be squatted down once j a taHi weU built hoy. balancing with
more, thereafter evincing little or noLase upon the bending limb and utter-
Interest in any of the other men and ing ,oud slU)Ut8 of Rleo as ho notcd tUe
apparently forgetful of bla recent bat-. tl,nim eXpresSk)U8 upon the faces of
tie with tbem. *    ' his audience.
^ When the^ party returned aboard the \ Tbe motUer ana tutor both rusbed
Marjorle W.. Paulvltch was accompa-, tovvard the wlm,6w, but before they
nled bf the ape, who seemed ^anxious ! „„„ crosso(1 ha|f t„ roQm t() b hn£
to follow him.  The captain Interposed | |euped nimbly to the sill and entered
no obstacles to tbe arrangement, and
so the great anthropoid was tacitly ad.
mltted to membership hi the ship's
Once aboard he examined each new
face minutely, evincing the samo .dis-
appolnttneut ln each Instance that bad
marked his scrutiny of tbe others.
The officers and scientists aboard often discussed tbe beast, but they were
unable to account satisfactorily for the
strange ceremony with which lie greeted each new face. Had ho been discovered upon tbe mainland or any other
place than tbo almost unknown Island
tbat had been his home they would
have concluded that he had formerly
beeu a pet of man, but tbat theory was
the apartment with them.
"Ob, mother." be cried, "there's a
wonderful educated ape being shown
at one of the music balls. Willie
Grimsby saw It last night. He says it
can do everything hut talk. It rides a
bicycle, eats witb knife and fork, counts
up to ten and over sn ninny other won-
derful things. And can I go and see it
too? Ob, please, mother—please let me!"
Patting tbe boy'* cheek utrectiouate-
ly, tbe mother shook her head negatively. "No, Jack," sho said; "you know 1
do not approve of sucb -exhibitions.''
"I don't mi* why ml, mother." replied the boy, "All the other fellow*
t to, ami they p> U> the too, too. nnd
ou'll never Id nie do even Unit.   Any
(wo sailors  who had  brought tbem
not enable In the aee of the Isolation  ^  .,, ,„ k , M „
ofhtannlnhabltw island LOjlo.   Oh. father."he c.ulalmcl u.
He seemed continually to be search- j ^ ^ ow, )0 a|,Jn|t a ,al)> ^
I tio':"
asked the new
vlfch saw these two now running for- j , ,.„,, _   	
ward with drawn revolters, while the j »»* for wnie one, and during the first fyw| ^..^ faUieri vml
«« *nii..i-«  wim hud  brouaht  tbem I ?**■ .°f "»• ^H™ V?**™.'f0!" }.. I  "Oo where, my muV iiskc
the- trainer and the 'manager, which
luckless individual bad inadvertently
shoAvn himself and attempted 'to assist
the trainer.
''■..-I!'\ "v-hicwi io dos-wmnon and
it train of recollections that earned him
far into tlm depths of die primeval Af-
w ere in vain. Whatever else Tarzan of rican forest, where this hnge. .manlike
the Apes may or may not have handed beast had fought shoulder, to shoulder
down to lite son, he had at least be- with him in years liefore. lie saw the
quenthed him almost ns marvelous a, black   Mngambi   wielding''the..'deadly
ticl; ainl lic-iiili. lliiMti   with Imi-pd
at the same age. | fangs and bristling  whiskers, Sheetn
Kneeling upon him. Jack tore strips , the Terrible* und pressing, close behind.
from a  sheet and  bound  the  man's \ savage as the savage panther, the hid-.
hands behind his back. Then he rolled ous apes of Akut.
him over nnd stuffed a gag of the same '   Tho man sighed.   Strong within him
material between his teeth, securing It; surged the jungle lust that   he had
with a strip wound nbout tho bnck of ; thought dead.   Ah. if be could go back
hts victim's head.   Next he tied Mr. J even for a brief month of It; to feel,
Moore's feet together.
Then tlio son of Tarzan skipped
'across the room, slipped through the
I open window and slid to liberty by way
j of tho spout from nn cares trough,
i Mr. .Moore wriggled nud struggled
| about the bed.   Ho was sure tbat he
should   suffocate   unless   aid   came
quickly.   In  his frenzy of terror be
managed to roll off the bed.
i   Tbe pain aud shock of tho fall Jolted
j him back to something like sane con-
I slderatlou of his plight. Where before
| ho had been unable to think Intelll-
! gently because of tho hysterical fear
, tbat had claimed blm, ho now  lay
, quietly searching for some means ot
i escape from his dilemma,
!   The best that ho could do was to at-
I tempt to attract attention from below;
I and ao, after many failures, bo man- ;
' aged to work himself luto a posltlo^ la '
Thnn Briefly Tamsn of th» Apct Told
Hit Son of Hit Early Life.
awaiting a renewal ot the attack or
waa deliberating which of his foea be
! should   exterminate   flrst,   Paulvltch
I could not gnem.
(    Wbat he could gueaa, however, wa*
| that the moment th<* two officer* eaten
'< within firing distance of the beast tbey
wouM iMt m «nl u» hltn In idvott win
ashore trolled at their heels.   The tptl 1*'i,^,be *"" otte" ^^ ««««ni!:corner.
stood looking about biro at the havoc   •**•* >n *"™ I*"*0' we "Hfc bnt,   *„e „.„„,„ |0 K„ |0 a mmk W(|„ (||
be had wrought, but whether t» waa i *im ^.u    . I*'" *     0J"lm"!w, cfcft | «m n trained aiw,',' sold tho mother,
i face of tho Ntitps company and oxplor- mkim warilU(1{,y ttt im i,^,.^
«d mrery cortier of the tenmA, be lapsed |  -who-AJ«« >" quentloned the man
Into utter Indifference of all about him.!  i^,, |loy mnjtjpj
Even the nusstan elicited ouly casual j  -WelIt, ,,„„., kmw ,hat, ,,,amo Tm,
toUrwt when be brought him food.  Al ray „,„,« mM tlm tntner.  "I wouldn't
ither time* tbe ape appeared merely to I min^ sw,lMff ,,Jm n.\*eit.  They Miy he
olerate blm. : j, reri uonderful und that for an an-
a n, ™»,, v.,v,     «» n*™r *h™<*l ntteellm fnr him .tr  ;,,,,.,,H(l u u uuu,*iAUj Ursi<    j.,.;,,
i anlow something were done, ami done !»r •nJ' «"• *'•• "l««n »•» Marjorle \V.  j aU g0f jn„e.   \\*\ml do you iay?"   Ue
| nubekly. to prctent. |*«r dW h» at any time evloce any In-  (mmed to«r*f«| bin wife.
|   The ape had made no more to attack i "««*» & «»• «"»»* «wr tl»t had
| tb# Kus«lan, hut even so, the nan waa »•«« *■» reeentment of the attack
none too mire of what might happen!'' «* ••«<** «P»" •>>»•« tb» tlat
* wen he to interfere with the wwp,ja«t»«bad come among them.
beast, now thortmrhty arouted to rage    H** * ■•• l,nw Wi" "t*"1 ,B ,b#
' tye of tbe afalp, scanning the borlam
tbead, aa though he wen endowed
isHb anflleteat reason to know that tbt
teaael waa tiouud for tome (Hirt where
'ben would be other human heingt to
aadetgo bis MMKhlng scftitlny.   All in
III, A|at, a* It* tail hem dttlbtd, was
nosMered tbe noM rHoarkable ami In*
i awl with tbe smell uf new w|»ilt«tl blood
j fre«h In Its iMMlrlls For an Inttant be
| b**ltst«t, and thea again there mm I*-
j fore htm the dreamt* of afflnmiee which
tht* great anthropoid would donhtlena
j turn to realities onet* I'uulilUb bad
l landed bin safely Ib boom great mo
Tho -ftHala «•* *l*si9*i!t*ftg t# Mat ovo , M-.trt.4_ up -l,,. „„.	
to stand astda mt be night hare a ibe* '"i"**™    l^XAXT^.^  -«,   ~
*U£* '."^ .^t |gy*J*!£[S ! -**Me  «tlHt«te  lm  owned.    III.
Neman'sThalr aulreredat l^tootTS   ****** ""^ »^«!,tw WM*- 1«* •» •»*-
mt^li £^.^tJm ^^tSS  *** *>*i>Ma*.   That he wa* old was
-uSiMniJrtli. Ptlto ormnt, but m his age hsd fm-
"Oosser be eonmai»d*M, nad tnoad
, ttt ft... <*n. «*»»« i.iw, *i
' fit*,, TnfiTiT tit rVfitn  •■'•I'tt* tiriw rllHtny
I   Uut that lady only »hook hsr head In
* 1 most positive manner and, turning to
I Mr. Mmm, n*kt*d htm If ll was n«>t
I time that be and J««k were in lhe
Utildy for tttelr morning mitatloifs.
. U'h< 11 Um* two Imd lift vhe turtiHI lit
, wanl her himtminl.
tt wai fi'.tii her IiukIimi.iI that the
| U\v Imd Inherited III* tunirltei lot Hie
j wild,    I^ld  <ire»»li.l .'* imii'iitt bad
• -otrn mt *m tb* nltotv of ibt* went e*on*t
'*-if Africa tjr rn'ii!".ii*N'J>.    A.'m xbtdt
tleath tbeir tttfunt «tt wn* »t' u-n am
' motheml in an ntn' tit«t he In mrn l«»
; • ame the kins <>f a trlb* of ureal apea,
: llf «•»« kmiwn tt* 'I'nrrao At lor many
<«dt*Mtture« l*e <*»-*• t<-««.i| nnd finally
•elltpd i|.t« 11 In t.*«m!«f!
j    ■•Johll." I.tldj til'l'J-tiiliC mill, *>nnn».
, iMngmiwr ttedmit* i.>iil«ci»nriitr«»Jiici('»
1 wired bla pbytlrel or nental poarere ueudeaey t»war>t anyibfng lhat may
'It*   11*1* ttllttttt-ll**   1*   -9*9*111*   DnMtlUlf * tut****   ttltt    ^9..9**.<*    *f.9   .*,■■:    r** *••-* <**»    ***„
i   Aad so at tsmtb tb* Marlorto W, • wbleb. I r*«r, n*« ha« tnheritM frem
nmm to iMmuiMk, awl tbeta> Ihe otPret. ■ nm.   tou -ttmrn in.u. tmitt umm *»iw
nBiilii   the   brush   of   leafy   littinches
■igalust  bU naked hide: to muell the
musty rot of dead vegetation - frank
tiiecnw and myrrh lo the jungle iNirn—
to xeiise tho noitielesM coming of the )
great carnivore ujion hU trail; to bunt ;
and r<» lie hunted: tit kill! j
The picture wa»i nllurlng.   And then ,
.came another picture -it awwt fated j
'woman,   »t:il   )oui>«   ami   U>.tutlful;
frieudw; 11 home, a mui.    He nhrugtfed i
It't*   UlitOl    (.IMHIUll'l M,
"It foiinot be, Al»iit," tit* NNld.   "lint '
If ymi wntitd return I *bnll *u*i- tbnt It
|l» done,   Vim lotild not l)« happy b<»re; !
!I may not in* happy there" [
',   Th* trainer t.lep|Hnl forward-    The
• ape bund bin fangH, growling
"<;<t with lilm, Akut." wild T«rB»n
nt tht* Ai-en. "I will eonuf and me yon
tomorrow "
The ln'M*! noviil miilinlv to tlwt
tlu bier'* Mitlf. The lallft. Nt John
('laytriti'w re«i»»*«il, t«'M wlt»*re tb«*y
mlfclil be ftiund Tmvuii lurii«l lntt*inl
loa mm.
"t**itw»r* tn* nahl. and the |w« left Ibe
tiu*®i.i*e   \vi»|,,.j. 9*t,.\* t. *• »•>f#*al uitft-
A MewHmt Later tte Wes tmbtHtttp  nt*. ntt.r ihi',- lm! t'iiit*rt-*t tbt* llnom-
Ih' will not butt me," cried the boy.
"We are friends, mid' liefore, he was my
intiler's friend. They knew one another
ia the jmij-'te. My father is Lord (,"rey-
sr.iire lie doc^'not know that 1 bave
come here. My mother forbade my
Cu.n-iii;.', but I wished to see Ajax, and
I will*pay you if you will let me come
; here often lo see bim." v
i'raiivitch    c:icoura^ed    tbe   boy   to
j.come'and see biiu oi'ten, and tilwuysbo
> played upon the lad's cravkij; for talea
i of llie savage world, withwtiich Paul-
I vitcb was uii too * funiillar..'. lie left him
j alone with Akut much, and li was not
! iung until  be was .surprised to team
ttmt the boy  couId  make the great
beast   understand., him—thnT~Ti«rTiad—
actually learned much of the priinitlvu
I'ltiinruago' of the nuthropoids.
!    IHtritig this jteiiod Ttuzau came several   times   to   visit   Paulvitch.   He
seemed anxious to purchase Ajax, and
at last he told the man frankly that he
was prompted not only  by a desire
upon his part to ret urn the beast to the
liberty of his native jungle, hut also
because his wife feared that in some
wny her son might lea in the where-
ab-tuit.-t of the ape mid through his attachment for tho beast become imbued
with the roving instinct which, as Tarsan explained lo Paulvitch. had so In-
i flueneed his own life.
j    The Itussian could scarce repress n
j smllo as be listened to Lord Urey-
I Bioko's words, for scarce a half honr
j hud passed slnco the future Lord Cirey-
j sioke hud been sitting upon the elisor-
j dered  bed, Jabbering away to  AJa*
' with all the llueney Of a l«>rti ape.
j    It was during tbla interview tbat a
I plan occurred to PatilvUch. and as n
i result of It be agreed to accept a fabn-
\ tons sum for the apt* and upon receipt
; of the nmiiey to deliver Ihe beaut to a
I vessel  that  was  palling  souili »from
'; 1 lover for-Africa two days Inlw*.
Kverylhliig played Into Paulvitch'*
i hnndt". As chance would have It. Tar-
] fan's non overheaid hi* father relating
tn the hoy's mother Ihe ntep» be wan
{taking to return Akut safely to bla
| Jungle home, and. having overheard. h«
"^ <W»-1*yt«.?f^ ^.^ .** ff*^Hf ] i«d tbe wleiniiu. hiim| with cumt****- } tbowo bow m*>m ** «**« *ail »»* the
'   llowly Ibt ap* ptrasHted Itself I* b*
M t* -#•* aide, imt did It tbmt tbm
* napsmw MMPMsview w* o wtmnw iv nm
111* Raartaa.   Tbe cntptaln chh •» •
1 baH ■ liar ptesa fron tb* edd pir.
i   -Oet aaMar bt mwnimlid.   TO
4 i^w um» •■wiw wiw«w mm wwa .
*t*m tm tlbf flilfmil answlt -tt * »*«*
ilwy htd tnotoot ttetn tbn Jnnglee, tot*
nbibtd Pawtfleb with toml* and t>fd
l.t,„   9„M *.t..   »»,„,», »
■   ,'• ■   t,   ■   ,
tptm tbn dock not an ibtengb tbe
feanstf to hmtm lb* lltetisa bad bis
haads fall wttb AJat. Eaeb new tne*
ot Ibe tbooaand* that remit wttbln tbe
eirtbiwfwNra  bet  wait  be carefully
Mtii-allitlaed, nwrb to tbe beeftsf ac aaaay
'•et M* tfrflaw,   fbi» sf bttt, ftfffn* ap*
t aaiy ■nre awt sea men i
I   It waa»t Ma fattt,
i ton assi mnH mr-nooj nmttwom t***^ |tb* treat at* ret*t«n*l tide
, tkat  Xm nun, Ua'a pmtwtSLy totiOUt- '
not bn'n
I wttT isg *yvNi Imi bMi^ be
fear *
Mt baft tt
wmiltkk ta. Ibt ttt
"Tb* ant started It did tbicrr ht
iftwfcM In-
■ittteremm, *m',f  moi*a*lttm.Py t-tlOfSrit
bWfffHt It t fwttttg f•«•.
It tmttbm lis«m«K* ««*»« «o*-ttf
wttb bit prfre fo a fum.mt animal
wttb A|«t. mm tbt- mm ttot lit
man**-* lw ln»ii» htm foe n Om*. atmrm
wffii at tlnwM. This fcuw-w lllteM rnlltm Pt
$ tat teetnltated a *»iefn nttmofin on
1 yoar part to WNrt** the atmmt ln«ane
,.l,n*99.   rrltlr.%    *-,/,,,,»,,.,.,*«.*    . ,* ,, »»*,.»,. *... .
I yoa 10 plunge tmte again Into tbe Jtm
■ t«* bt* tint rt»lw*.| yma tmt m nnny
i yett*, and at tbe mm* lime yon know
. tmttmt tban any *dh*r bow frlthifnl a
t fait It woald t«e for latb were tb# trail
to tbt atvag** Joocle ntde aUbtt alter
lag or etay to Mm.**
: "I dmlA If there <s may dau/ter of bia
I tobfttfog t latt* for tmtfle llf* turn
■ «•*," rertiMS tbe imt*. "tm I raimot
■ fninltt tbtt ttcb a tbiat nay b*
I traftmNlfd frem faibtr I* wm. Afid
fmtntttom, inon, I tbttb ibet bi yetr
attOtitmbe fee Me tmtmtm yen om t bit
WW   sir   mm   JnPIHr   ■VMlnirrittwV   ■WW^P'WnWR
ftlfe Jove fair tttnabi bte dm.tr*. tet
7t'm pteiita'et .lUtWttog Una^ la |**twr»». to m 1WWIWI tpt
ito reeartrtiw* to ptmttn tot tbo bm (*•* ***? to • ******* ,"mml *"*
,*t hoii* tbm nmnnAMn o«M& » | ** w# **""
Mere Ast«ntili»A
which he rottd tap the Im of bla beat
ageltet tbe ftoer, tht. b* |*<x**»ImI tt
do at abort Intervals until, after wbat
M«iu*-kl t mty bmg tttM, bn «•• it*,
warded bv hetrtns fdotstHMi aaeendlag
tbt auira, and p****otty a humo o(«t«
Ur. Umm taxied  fliwai»ly  with,
bte tat-be maid not reply la any otber
; way. Tbt feaocb wta rrpetted aftar •
asonsent's slleace.   Again Mr. Moosa
tnrfrmH. W««M tt»^ tt*n*r ormn -rtit
door? Uborlowsly bt rotted m tbt dV
ivcisow ov aavcotv ii -ae -m-nio ^v mwt
laefc agibu* tbt dear to eoald tbea
tap «|«oa ttt hate, wbea tartly bt asaat
'' bt beaid.
aw   ^^wi^m * ^m*-
■   Tbt ktoebloff waa rtyeated a llttlt
bwdir. tad taaRy t vebt etlM. "Mr.
, Jtctr
m%  W'W 4HNfe *Mr !**# P9NM MMMk     IWV
M**»   r«r«i«lbb<Mi   intm   i*ik****   »«w^
BLk        ^Ug^^l^^^        aybh** 1tm^       ^mt*mM^tdmm\ mm* Am* m^Mm*mm*m^M' dMybMh*.
no caaat aaar it twrsawi t aeons ne
aai It at tmtenrmt to wreath *^CMat
lar tbraafb tbt mtmop tot- After a
WMtat Ibt ton. fcaocbfii acal&, iialla
lwWmWB*-Wt*\tF*# V-IMv aT*V'VM.*^V wmbwt* t^-ttj ot WmnmtwtlmOW*-      IK^^^
tnm* w* iiw 9*ntmt twmttw* n iw-w* w^^w*
ttxknl tbm
»(i.C.    It   **■*-   tit*'   tut)    Wbu   l.t.»t.  lb*
Hit HiT.
"Tti»* ape liiiew ymi," tse nahl. "ami
♦ oil fcjx'k* l«*«!,tber ill tin* W|*».Ml loflUW*.
Ifi.w did tiie upi* liiimv v"ii, and how
did yon l-carn Ida lansruaireV*
tit*,,, *?„,-,«,,, ,***,.*,, i on. *,,»,,
of tilt tmrtr Mfe-»>f h"* Mrtn tn the
jungle, «»f tho d-rath *>f hl« |*rt>«t« and
of but* Hata, I... *,i*mi n'U- *,.. •.**!
stfi ided and rsln-ed him frw» Infancy
0llll"«l t'i Ullltlll.ilid
Ht*   lx..>.«   I......   ,199,  bk   *>>•*•  *9999.*>*l* mm**
th# bow** r*f tbe lmfisKc-*t>f tbe crtat
i9-s,*t. ii.ji »u.fci->l ,t,o hy day and by
MKt.i; ttt llw |*tt«*U of drttoxht and "f
.tlw twin*Ix*i*t9 r«ii.». of U»jni.*rr. nt
r*4d, t*t Inlewee best, of fiakedo*** and
f-»r and uttlfc-rtoe
rr- t,-i,l Mm -.r .nt t'V*..,. rtUci- that
•rent tit«»*i ttt^'itX*. t„ itm -rrinttnrt «f
, ii*'*i»-.-,.i ,.,* ttt »,**• 1-i.ttt !*■■** **■■■'- I t-.-.-trl
til.o i-f iti»-Mi inljzltt c*{n*fii,c 1i"tii tlw
tad"* tt*ti*.d any tabrnrat dfitre f«r lb*
jl'trautif.   %'ti ihtf *-«"»* tlw t'tTf fUb^s
Itwt   H.t.tr   tt*   KteKKWy  «T llw  JHIi*I#
' what ft «a« »« Tii*»r»  that made ap
,- fhe t.%t*i.{'i*,if iaitn'Sf i*f* bf pyv*d,
'   Arpt ri.  rf-,.*  r.-m'..i b-' f -9 i" "tta
ilbi»t--iN>   t«rtw*tral   ihi»a «t»*i   ibt
* but   «t  td«  *Mo.   Ilwlctittijl nO e»Ki-*tty.
*v «■»**• v.* ml Tnraam *4 »b^ A-Net.
inwid lln-iii to brink' the it im homo that
he might have lilm for a playfellow.
Tarsan wonld not bavo liwn averae to
thin plan, hut Lady Ureyntoke wae Imi*
rifled nt the very thought of It,
Jack pleaded with bN mother, but all
unavailing}-, Kbc was olMlurnte, and
«t l«ut ltu» l'li! ■it'iii."ii'iiil In ii'tytlMmi
In his mot hern decision that the apt
mu«t tw retiirmil to Africa ami tbe boy
to MihtMil, trttui winch ho had been at*-
wot upon a vacation.
Ho <ll.| not altemitt to v(«lt PaaW
litth'a uitu again that dey, but la-
utead ltn*l«l blmwlf In other waya. lit
had alutny* Ixwn well aupiMlwl witb
money, no that when nerewNlty dwnand-
ed he bad no dittScnlty In mlleettof
M*veral hundml pound*.
Home of thit imrticy be Inverted la
rarloii* strange Mirthaw*. whlrh bt
wttii»«t»l i<» MJHijfKle into Uio lntu»e ua-
rtet*rti*-d when be fftnreeil latt In tbt
TIm» i,**%t mttroint, ntt*r vtrtng bit
filter Ur»« to |,r««v>le him nu4 «m.
•rJniJe bin bttainrwi wilh PattltitCfe, tba
lud »m»ici..*,| ti. tin* Ituftttian's roun.
Kiiowhiic ii.-ibit.ii i.f tin* ntan'rt trat
cb:iracier, tho Imy il.uinl not t«k« lilm
fully Into hit mwkfMtnxm for fear latt
X'to* *\A   *>«♦  *w«wM  •ci'^l  *'•« wli-dHt
affair to bla fattier
Invtead, be »lmi>ly tidied penalaalta
tw 1*1* AJM& i«* l*utvf, lie rsptaiatd
that It would iflleve the okl wsa of a
tire".'..!!!). J,.«n« t. a* h.<4I a* f<l*cltt a
k.w*t*MMm »* twiitiM* *** mm f-wraet. far tba
lad ftatiM«v<t| i*y in« tbe Rtpmtaa well.
•"tett »*«*."* he went on, "theft will ba
nt. danerr nf detrrtiiwi, •!»«• I an top.
i»,im*ti to tte ieotlitit <>• at aftiitata
train for wbnot. Instead I Will topm
her* after thrytt left ite om tbt trait,
T*V'i t ■ aa tfi,U. AU* ta tk***f, }4«
mm, and arrive at trboel ealy a d*f
it** v**-» t-9*.j* win ».*** th* wtxtr, po
itm in * in I* torn-, nut I ahaii lata
bad an estra day «Hb AJat beHsra I
io** km fmertr.'"
Thai alt*t%*-»m l^fd sim! ttdy OWf.
*!•>&# Uile tlM>tt aaa fttdbf aai taw
Utm **tm,y **tti*4 it a tm. claaa toot*
p.trhuaa ct lite i4.Uv,%y tmntkmmm tbat
mooot sat Wm dewa at athaal la at tttt
bourn. So scorer had tbty left bt^
tbao bt vMbewi Mi Is
* y-tF W 19999-'   -wt
bw***'*t t
WOT wmrnmm*
Bemer, aescenued rrom the compartment and sought a cab stand outside
the station. Here he engaged a cabby
to take him to the I'.ussiau's address.
It was dusk wheu he arrived. He
found Paulvitch awaiting him. The
man was pacing the floor nervously.
The ape 'was tied with a stout cord
to the,bed. It was the first time that
Jaclj had ever seen Ajax thus secured.
He looked questioniugly at paulvitch.
The man mumblingly explained that
be believed the animal had guessed
that he was to be sent away and that
he feared he would attempt to escape.
Paulvitch carried another piece of
cord in his hand. There was a noose
in one end of it. which he was continually playing with. He walked back and
forth, up and dowu tbe room. His
pockmarked features were working hor-
ribly a? he talked silently to himself.
The bo.v had never seen him thus. It
made hhn uneasy.
At last Paulvitch stopped on the opposite side of the room far from the ape.
"Come here." he said to tbe lad. "I
will show you bow to secure the ape
should be show signs of rebellion during the trip."
The   lad   laughed,
necessary." be replied.   "Ajax will do
whatever I tell him to do."
Tlie old man  stamped  bis foot tin-
grity.   "Come here. 1 tell you." he re-
| peated.  "If you do not do ns I say you
i slmll not acL'i'iupan.y tbe ape to Dover.
realizing that  this  show   of   mutii)>
upon tbe part of his valuable posse*
jfiion might render the animal worth le-s
j for exhibition purposes in the future il'
! not immediately subdued,  the trainer
'hastened to his dressing room and pro
cured a heavy whip.
With this he uow returned to the box.
but when he had threatened Ajax with'
it but once he found himself lining
two infuriated enemies Instead of one.
lor the boy leaped.to bis feet and. sei.;-
ing a chair, stood ready at the ape's
tide to defend his,new found friend
There was no longer a smile upon his
handsome face, iu his gray eyes was
an expression which gave the trainer
pause, and beside him stood tbe giant
anthropoid growling and ready
What might have happened bin for
• timely interruption may only be surmised, but that the trainer would liave
received a severe mauling if noilting
more was clearly Indicated by the attitudes of the two who faced him.
•       •       «       »       •       •       *
It was a pale faced house man who
rushed into the Greystoke library to
announce that he had found Jack's
door locked and had been able to obtain no response to his repeated knocking other than a strange tapping and
the sound of what might have been a
body moving about upon tiie lloor.
Four steps at a time John Clayton
took tbe stairs that led to the floor
above, Ills wife and the servant hurried after bim. ■
Once he called his son's* name In a
loud voice; but, receiving no reply, he
lminilicil his iri-eiii  weight. hatikcil_h.y.
The hoy looked, bewildered, rrom tne
ape to his father, and from his father
to the ape. The trainer's jaw 'dropped
as he listened to wbat followed, for
from the lips ot the Englishman flowed
the gutturals of an ape that were au-
swered in kind by the huge anthropoid
that now clung to him.
And from the wings a hideously bent
and disfigured old man watched the
tableau in the box. his pockmarked features working spasmodically in varying expressions that might have marked'every sensation in the gamut from
pleasure to terror.
i.onu have i looked for you, Tarzan." said Akut. "Now that I have
found ynu'l shall come to your Jungle
and live t'i"te always."
The 'mui: stroked tbe beast's head.
Through his mind was running rapidly
1 will take no chances upon his escaping."
Still smiling, the lad crossed the room
and stood before the Russ.
"Turn arotind,   with your back  toward me," directed the latter, "so I
ean   show   you   how   to   bind   him
The boy did as he was bid, placing
It   will  not  be ihis hands behind him when Paulvitch
told him to do so.   Instantly the old
man slipped the running noose over oue
of tho lad's wrists, took a couple of
half hitches about his other -wrist and
knotted the cord. The moment that the
boy was secured the attitude of tho
man changed.   He had known and bitterly hated Tarzan in Africa years before, for Tarzan had broken up his business as a slave dealer.   Now, with an '
angry oath, he wheeled Tarzan's sou
about, tripped hhn and hurled him violently  to the  lloor,  leaping upon his
breast as lie fell.  From the bed the ape
j growled and struggled with his bonds.
j   The boy did not cry out—a trait in-
i herited from his savage sire, who dur-
ling years in the jungle following the
I death of his foster mother, Kala, the
'great ape, had learned that there was
uoue  to come  to the succor of  the
Paulvitch's fingers sought, the lad's
throat. He grinned down horribly into
the face of his victim.   ti
"Your fattier ruined me," be mumbled. "Tliis will pay him. He will
think that the ape did It. I will tell
him that the ape did it; that I left hin^
alone for a few minutes and that you
sneaked in and the ape killed you. I
will throw your body upon the bed
after I have choked the life out of you,
and when I bring your father he will
see the ape squatting over it," and the
twisted fiend cackled in gloating laughter.
nis fingers closed upon the boy's
Behind them the growling of tbe maddened beast reverberated against the
walls of the little room. The boy paled,
but no other sign of fear or panic showed upon his countenance. He was the
son of Tarzan. The lingers tightened
their grip upon his throat. It was with
difficulty that he breathed—gaspingly.
Kven tlien the fattier did not connect
tlie disappearance of his sun with the
mystery surrounding the wkereabouts
of the ape* nor was it until a month
later that careful Investigation revealed the fact that the boy had left the
tram before it pulled out of the station
at London and the cab driver had been
found who'had driven him to the address of the ok} Itussian that Tarzan
of the Apes realized that Akut had In'
some way been connected with the disappearance of the boy.
Beyond the moment that the cab
driver had deposited his fare beside the
curb in front of the house in which the
Russian had lieen quartered there was
no clew. Xo one'had,,seen either the
boy or the ape from that instant, at
least no one who still lived. The proprietor of the house identified the picture of the lad lis that of one who had
been a frequent visitor in the room "of'
the old man. Aside from this'he knew
And there at the door of a grimy old
building in "(he slums of London the
searchers came to a blank wall—bathed.
The day following the death of Alexis
Paulvitch a youth accompanying his
invalid grandmother boarded a steamer
at Dover. The old lady was heavily
veiled ami so weakened by age and
sickness that she bad to he wheeled
aboard the vessel in an invalid chair.
The boy would permit * no "one but
himself to wheel her and with his own
hands assisted her from the chair to
the Interior of their stateroom—and
that was the last that was seen of tho
old lady by the ship's company until
the pair disembarked. The boy even
insisted upon doing the work of their
cabin steward, since, as he explained,
his grandmother was suffering from a
nervous indisposition that made the
presence of strangers extremely distasteful to her.
Among the passengers there was an
American named Conlon, a blackleg
and a crook, who was "wanted" in
half a dozen'of the larger cities of the
United States, He had paid little attention to the boy until on one occasion he lind seen him accidentally display n roll of banknotes. Kroin then ou
Conlon cultivated-the youthful Briton.
He learned easily enough that the
boy was traveling alone with his invalid grandmother nnd that their desr
tinatiou was a small port ou the west
coast of Africa, a little below the
equator; tbat tbeir name was Billings
and that tliey had no friends iu the little settlement for which tliey were
bound. Upon the point of their purpose
i in visiting the place, Conlon found the
boy reticent, and so he did not push
the matter—be had learned all that he
cared to know as tt wa6.
At last came the day that the steamer
dropped anchor Iu the lee of n> wooded
promontory, where a score or more of
sheet iron shacks, making an unsightly
blot upon the fair face of nature, proclaimed the fact that civilization had
set its heel. Straggling upon the out-
slrlrtg were Ihe thatched hutS-gLflfe.
all the undiminished power of his
giant muscles, against tbe heavy door
With a stropping.of iron hinges ami a
splintering of wood the obstacle burst
At Its foot lay tbe body of the unconscious Mr. Moore, across whom It
fell, with a resouuding thud. Through
tbe opening leaped Tarzan, and a moment Inter the room was flooded with
light from a half dozen electric bulbs.
It was several minutes before the
tutor waa dbrovered, so completely hml
the door covered him. hut tinn Ily he
was dragged forth, his gag and bonds
cut away and a liberal application of
cold water hastened his recovery.
"Where la Jock?" wat John'Cloy toil's
find question, and then, "Who did
Slowly Sir. Moore staggered to his
feet. HI* gnse wandered about the
room, Urndunlly he collected hix scattered wit*. Thp details of bis recent
harrowing experience returned to lilm.
"I tender my resignation, sir, to take
effect at otiep," were his (lr*t word*.
"Yon do mil need n tutor for your son
— what ho need* in a wild inilmtil trainer."
"Hut where (h hey" cried Ludy tirey-
"lie hii* none lo see Ajax."
It wn* with difficulty that Tnrwin re-
strained a smile, ami after wiliKljIuit
blniwlf tbnt the tutor wnn more scared
than Injured, be ordered his otiwed car
around and deimrtod In the direction of
a certain well known uiutde hull.
Eait Paulvitch.
AR llu* trainer, with ibimiI la^'t, bet*
■Int..| .,,•*   I' ,*'.,' ■! V " ■   •' ""*•■
to tbe lm* where Iho boy und the
a|H' confronted bbn, » Intl. broad »hou!-
diwl man puNhml |m«t lilm umi -ruler-
*d   A» Ills eyea f«'H u|«»ti I'.n* iie«i'itr,,i
a "tight fllMt lllotlllt'il Hit' lw»>'-* I'lirel;*
'"KallM** *" It*' •*'»• biiiti»«l
The a|# jnive one buk nl the Cir.t
Unit lord and tl<«'t lifti**! Inward hint.
tailing out lu iM ittd JaliNrlng.   Ti.*
that held him.   Turning, he wrapped
The upeTungedrapffisniie sT&smraTy^ picturesque* in their primeval sav.
tiling moved—moved witn a silent
stealthiness whieh transcended even the
trained, silence of the burglar. Conlon
heard nothing. His attention was riveted upon the bed, iu which he thought
to lind a young boy and his helpless,
invalid grandmother. ,*,
Tho American sought only the bankroll. If he could possess himself of
this without detection, well and good,
but were be to meet resistance he was
prepared for -{hat too. The lad's clothes
lay across a chair beside the bed.
Tho American's lingers felt swiftly
through them—the pockets eoutaiued no
roll of crisp, new notes. Doubtless they
were beneath the pillows of the bed.
He stepped closer toward tiie sleeper;
his hand vyas already halfway beneath
the pillow when the thick cloud that
had obscured the moon rolled aside and
the room was flooded with light. At the
same instant the boy opened his eyes
and looked straight into those of Conlon. The man was suddenly conscious
tliat the boy was alone in the bed. Then
he clutched for his victim's throat.
As the lad rose to meet him Conlon
heard n low growl at his back, then he
felt his wrists seized by the hoy and
realized that beneath those tapering
white lingers played muscles of steel.
He felt other hands at bis throat,
rough, hairy hands that reached over
hts shoulders from behind. He cast
a terrified glance backward, and tho
hairs of bis head stiffened at the sight
his eyes revealed, for grasping him
from the rear was a liuge, manlike ape.
The bared fighting fangs of tbe anthropoid were close to bis throat The
lad pinioned bis wYists. Neither uttered iii sound.
Where was the grandmother? Con-
Ion's eyes swept the room In a single,
all Inclusive glance. His eyes bulged
In horror at the realization of the truth
which tbat glance revealed. In tho
powor of wbat creatures of hideous
mystery had be placed himself?
Frantically" he "fought tor tteiit lotf the
boy so he could turu upon tbe fearsome
thing at his back. Freeing one hand,
he struck n savage blow at the lad's
His act seemed to unloose a thousand devils iu the hairy creature clinging to his throat. Conlon beard a low
and savage snarl. It was the last
tiling that the American ever heard In
this life. Then he' was dragged backward upon the Door, a heavy body fell
upnii him. powerful teeth fastened
themselves, lu. his jugular, liis head
whirled in the sudden blackness which
rims eternity.
A moment later the ape roso from
his prostrate form. But Conlon did
not know—be'■ was quite dead.
The lud. horrified, sprang from the
bed to lean low over the body of the
man. Ue knew Akut had killed bim
In his defense, as he bad killed Paulvltch. But here In savage Africa, far
from home and friends, what would
they do to him and his faithful ape?
The lad knew that tho penalty of
murder was dentil.   Ho pmn k-iiniy thpt   ,
Suddenly tnere arose sounds oi altercation beyond the village gates.
Meriem listened. With the curiosity of
childhood she would have liked to run
down there and learn what it was that
eaused the men to talk so loudly. Others of the villagers were already trooping in the direction of the noise.
But Meriem did not da re. The sheik
would be there, doubtless, and if he saw
ner it would be but another opportunity
lo abuse her. so Meriem lay still and
Presently she heard the crowd moving up the\street toward the sheik's
tent.* Cautiously she stuck   her  head
warmth as well as ngnt—tne olesseo
isun. dispeller of physical and mental
juis. '. „.
j   He shook Akut into wakefulness.
"Come," he said, "I um cold and hun-
' gry.   We will search for food out there
jin the sunlight," and he pointed to an
open plain, dotted  with stunted tree*
' and strewn with jagged rock.
|   The  boy. slid  to the ground as he-
'spoke, but "the ape first looked carefully
j about, sniffing the morning air.   Then,
satisfied  that no danger lurked near,
he descended slowly to the ground be-
i side the boy.
'Numa  and  Sabor,  his mate,  feast
Before Him Lay the Greatest Mystery
of His Life,
trom tue wan, Why'I He looked ne-
neath it again for the third or fourth
time. The two were gone, and yet
his judgment told bim that the old
lady could not bave gone without porters to carry her down as they bad
carried her up the previous day.
Further search but deepened the mys- j
tery.   All the clothing of the two was j
still in the room.    If tbey had gone
then tbey must have gone naked or in
their night clothes.
Xo boat had left^the harbor In, the=
meantime. There was not a railroad
within hundreds of miles. There was
no other white settlement that the two
could reach under several days of arduous marching, accompanied by a well
equipped safari. They had simply vanished into thin nlr, for tbe native be
had sent to inspect the ground beneath
the open window had just returned to
report that there was no sign of a
footstep there, nud what sort of creatures were they who could have dropped tliat distance to the soft turf without leaving spoor?
Herr Skopf shuddered. Xes, lt was
a great mystery. There was something uncanny about tbe whole thing.
He hated to think about It and be
dreaded tlie coming of night
It was a gTeat mystery to Herr Skopf
and doubtless still is.
Around the edge of the tent.   She could  jUp0n those who descend first and look
afterward, while those who look first
• and descend afterward live to feast
themselves." Thus the old ape imparted to the son of Tarzan the boy's first
lesson in jungle lore.
Side by side they set off across the
rough plain, for the boy wished first to
i be warm.  The aps showed him the best
! places to dig for rodents and worms,
! but the lad only gagged at the thought
lot devouring the repulsive things, Somo
eggs they found, and theso he sucked
raw, as also he ate roots and tuber*
which Akut unearthed, ;S
That night the son of Tarzan waa
colder than he ever hail been tn all bia
life. The pajama trousers had not been
heavy, but they had been much heavier
than nothing. And the next day ha
toasted In the hot sun, for again their
way led much across Wide and treeless
It was still lu the boy's mind to travel
to the south and circle hack to tbe
coast In search of another outpost of
civilization.    He had said  nothing of
not resist the temptation, for the sameness of the village life was monotonous
und she craved diversion.
What' she saw was two strangers—r
white men. They were alone, but as
Ihey approached site learned from the
talk of the natives that surrounded
them that tbey possessed a considerable
fallowing that was camped outside the
They were coming to palaver with
i he sheik. „
The old Arab met them at the entrance to his tent. Ills eyes narrowed
wickedly when they hail appraised the
newcomers! They stopped before him,
exchanging greetings. They had come
to trade for ivory, they said.
The sheik grunted.   He bad no Ivory.
Meriem gasped. She knew that In a
nearby hut the great tusks were piled
almost to the roof. She poked her bead
farther forward to get n better view ot
the strangers. How white their skinsl
How yellow their great beards!
Suddenly one of them turned his eyes
in her direction.    She tried to dodge j this plan to Akut, for be kuew that the
brick out of sight, for she feared all old  ape would  look  with displeasui©-
men, but  he saw  her.    Mortem saw j upon any suggestion that savored ot
the  look of almost shocked surprise j separation.
that crossed his face.   The sheik saw 1    For a month the two wandered on,"
it too aud guessed the cause of it ' the boy learning rapidly the laws of tho
"I have no ivory.'' he repeated.   "I 1 Jungle: his muscles adapting themselver
"d<T not wish to trade.    Go away,   do | to the new mode of life that bad been
now!"                                     ' ; thrust upon them.   Tlie thews of the
He stepped from his tent and almost | sire had been transmitted to the son-
pushed the strangers about in the dl- lit needed only the hardening of use to
recfion of the gates.   They demurred, j develop them. '
and   then   the  sheik   threatened.    It i    One day as they were moving: slowly
would have beeu suicide to have dis- j along beside a river tbey came unex-
obeyod. so the two men turned and \ pectedly upon a native village.   Som*
i left the village, making their way im-   .hildreii were playing beside the water.
! mediately to their own camp.
| The sheik returned to his tent, but
! tie did not enter it. Instead he walked
j to the side where little Meriem lay
j close to the goatskin-wall,' very fright-
i Tbe boy's heart leaped within his
; breast at sight of them. For more
i than a mouth he had seen no human
j being. What If these were naked sav-
\ ages? What if their skins were black?"
lencd The sheik stooped and clutched i Were they uot creatures fashioned In
her by Ihe arm.    Viciously he jerked
her to her feet, dragged her to the en-
Hia Hideout Faee Went White In Ter*
rar*—The Ape Was Preel
t <
the cord about bis hands, aa n man
night bave done, and surged heavily
backward. The great muscles stood out
beneath his shaggy bide.
There wna n rending aa ot splintered
wood-tbe cord held, hut a portion of
. the footboard of the bed came away.
:   At tho sound Paulvltch looked up.
. HU liWoou* I.*U! ntut while 1" Uttot- -
the ape waa fm*I
i With n ulntJlf* hound the creature was
!upon him. The mnn shrieked, Tbo
j brute wrenched lilm from Iho body of
; tho boy. Ureal lingers asnk Into his
i flesh, ttrtlow fang* gaped close to hts
! throat—lie Ktrugsh'd fut Holy- and then
they cloned, and the soul of Alexis
(paulvltch pnmmd Into Hie keeping ot
j the demons wbo hail long been awaiting It.
The hoy MrilggtMl to hl» fwt. a Minted
by Akut.   Tor two hour*, under lila lu*
»t ruction*, the m»*  worked  u|tou  the
j knot* thai secured bis friend's wrl»t*.
; I'lnnlly ttH*y jpnc **j;» ttt*tr ***wt, »r4
■ the Itof wa* fm*
Hu tut the f id lhal aliil dalij.l«l
, front iho ai<e's »"*iy. Then he opened
* om* or bli bugs ami drew fotth some
; pirnietitx
III* plan* liad i.ii*on well made, tte
j did not commit lh> i*«*t, which did all
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mtfrtit have noted that mie of them was
an ai«
He*' $*k<M»f'« Uf.i**y.
agery, harmonising with the background of tropical jungle nnd accentuating the squalid hltleousnests of the
white man's pioneer architecture.
The boy, leaning over the rail, waa
looking fnr beyond the man made town,
deep into the God mude Jungle. A little
shiver of anticipation tingled bis spine,
and tben, quite without volition, be
found himself mentally gazing Into the
loving eyes ot hts mother and tbe
strong face of the father which mirrored beneath its masculine strength •
love no less than the mother's eyes proclaimed. Re felt himself weakened ln
his resolve.
The task of lowering the boy's grandmother over the aide to a waiting canoe
waa rather difficult The lad Insisted
on being always at ber aide, and when
at laat ahe was safely ensconced In the
bottom of the craft tbat waa to bear
them shoreward her grandson dropped
catlike after her.
So interested was be In seeing ber
comfortably disposed tbat be failed to
observe tbo little packago tbat bad
worked from his pocket as he assisted
jin lowering tbe sling that contained
the old woman over tbe steamer's side,
nor did be notice it even aa It slipped
out entirely and drop|ied Into the sea.
! Scarcely bad tbe boat containing tbe
• boy and tbe old woman started for tb*
' shore tban Conlon balled a canoe on
tbe otber side of the -ship and nfter
; bargaining with its owner finally low.
ered bla baggage and himself aboard.
Onco ashore be kept out of sight of
tbo two story atrocity tbat bore tbo
legend "Hotel" to luro unsuspecting
wayfarers to Its many d!*comforta.
It was quite dark before ho ventured
iu ouiui -ami HiiMtige lur McvoiuiuodM-
In a l*ack room ujwin the second floor
tbe lad was es piu hi Ing not without
considerable dlttUulty   to his grand
un accomplice might suffer the deatb
penalty witb tbe .principal. Who was
there here wbo would plead for tbem?
All would be against them. It waa
little more than a half civilized community, and tbe chances were tbat
they would drag Akut and him forth
In tbe morning and bang them both to
tbe nearest tree. He had read of sucb
things being done In America, and
Africa waa worse even and wilder
tban tbe great west of bis mother's
native land.
Yes, tbey would both be banged hi
tbe morning.
Last evening be bad been determined
to start for home at tbe first opportunity to beg tbe forgiveness of bis par-
ents for tbla mad adventure. Now be
knew tbat be might never return to
tbem. Tbe blood of a fellow; man wot
upon bis bands. In hia morbid reflections be bad long since ceased to attribute tbe death or Conlon to tbo ap*.
Tbe hysteria of panic bad fasteued tbt
guilt upon himself.
Mow he turned toward Akut
"Come!" he said in the langnago of
tbe great apes. Forgetful of the fact
that be wore only n tbin pajama suit,
ho led (bo way to tbe open window,
Tbrustiug bis bead out, he listened attentively. A tingle tree grew n few
feet from the window.
Nimbly tbe lad sprang to Ita bol*,
clinging catlike for an Instant borore
ho clambered quietly to the ground im.
low. Close behind him came the great
np«. Two hundred yards away a «pur
of the jungle ran close to tbe straggling town. Toward this tbe lud led
the way.
1 Xo one aaw them, and n moment
j later tbe Jungle awtiltnwcil them, nnd
i John Clayton, future Lord Ui'o.vtitoke.
| p«»»wi from the eyes and the kuowl-
| cd;,'e t't men,
It wa* late the following morning
lhat a native hou<w> intin kmteked upon
mother that ho had decided to return * thndwir of the rttttm Hint had been as-
to Kngland upon the nest steamer. Ile ' "It-rued to Mra. ttlltlmra and her grand-
waa endeavoring t« make It plain to j aon. Itoceivlna nu tcKimnxe, be Insert*
the old lady that »>he might remain In ] ed his pats key In the luck, only to dla-
Africa If ahe wlnlwnl, Imi that for bla j rover that another key  wmt alreidy
The Sheik's Daughter.
TWO  Swedes,  Carl  Jenssen  and
Sven Malblhn, after conducting
govern 1 mvntprioug einedltlona
far to the south of the Sahara, turned
tbeir attention to the more profitable
business of ivory poaching.
ln a great district tbey were already
known for their relentless cruelty and
tbelr greed for ivory. Tbe natives fear-
ed and bated them. Tbe European
governments in whose possession tbey
worked bad long sought tbem; but,
working tbelr way slowly out of tbe
north, tbey bad learned many things
ln tbe no man's land aootb of tbe Sahara, wbicb gave tbem immunity from
capture through easy avenues ot escape tbat were unknown to those wbo
pursued tbem. .,
Their raids were sudden and swift.
Tbey seized Ivory and retreated into
tbe trackless wastes of tbe north before tbe guardians of tba territory tbey
raped could be made awsre of their
presence. Relentlessly tbey slaughtered elephants themselves as well aa
stealing ivory from the natives. Tbetr
following consisted of a hundred renegade Arabs and negro slaves, a fierce
band of cutthroats.
(temember tbem, Carl Jensnen and
Sven Malblhn, yellow bearded Swedish
giants, for you sball meet tbem later.
lu tbe heart of the Jungle, hidden
■way upon tbe banks of • small unexplored tributary of n large river tbat
emptlea Into the Atlantic not so far
from the equator, lay a small heavily
psllmided village.  Twenty palm thatch*
ed.  beehive buts sheltered Its black
population, while half a dozen soat<
•kin t-Piifo In the center of the clearing
hutmfd the score of Arab* who found
| shelter here, while by trndlntt and rtild-
I Iun they enllfcted the carc< c» wblch
I ila-ii >hl|-» if Uie doH'rt Imre north*
wni,i i«!.* ea<'h y.nr «•> ibe market
, mi  i ii,.i..,.:;(
Pln.vme l«>ffire one ttf the Arab tent,"*
! we* « iti I'm elrl ot tt*'i n liliii'k haired
j Mack end little i-lrl w(m with ber
! nut iin.ttti «kln and i,*t m e*til chit hi ee
the mold* of their Maker as was he?
j Tbey   were his brothers and sisters!
j He started toward them.
j    With a  low   warning Akut laid *
I baud upon bis arm to hold him back.
The boy shook himself free and, witb
ja shout of greeting, ran forward to-
ward the ebon players.
!   Tbe sound of bis voice brought ev-
j ery bead erect Wide eyes viewed him
for an instant, and then, with scream*
of terror, the children turned and fled
toward tho village.    At thoir be-alw ran
•It will net harm to try the power ot
geld," replied Jenssen.
trance of tbe tent and shoved ber within. Following her. he seized her again,
beating her ruthlessly.
"Stay within!" he growle^. "Never
let tbo strangers see your face. Next
time you show yourself to straugers
1 aball kill your
In tbe camp of the atrangers one was
•peaking rapidly to the other.
"There Is uo doubt of It, Mulbthn."
be was saying, "uot the slightest, but
tbeir mothers, and from the vlllago
gate, in response to the alarm, came •
score of warriors, hastily snatched
spears and shields ready In tbeir
At sight of the consternation be ha*
wrought the boy halted. Tbe glad
smile faded from hts face as with wild
shouts and menacing gestures tbe warriors ran toward blm. Akut was call-
lug to him rrom behind to turn sn*
flee; that the blacks would kill blm.
Witb n low snarl, quite similar to
that of a baffled beast, he turned and
ran into tbe jungle. There waa Akut
awaiting him In a tree. Tbe ape urge*
blm to hasten lu flight, for the wis*
oM anthropoid knew that tbey two,
naked and unarmed, were no match for
tbe sinewy black warriors wbo would
doubtless mako some sort of search for
them through tbe jungle.
But a new power moved tbe son of
why tbe old Mandrel hasn't claimed ! J*"*»-   «• K^rfSl w-'ihS?
tb. rewsnl long *.<* is what pua- ,gj««£»^tj-%£?££
'beingi like himself.   He bad been mat
sles me."
"Tbere aro some things dearer to an
Arab. Jenwon. than money." returned
the first Hpcsker "Itcveime is one of
MAn.vliow. it will nm bnrm to try the
power ot tulil.' replied Jemweu.
Malhiiio *tu iniitfd-
"ftot on tbe sheik," be said. "We
might try It on one of bia people, bit
Ibe sheik will not part with bia revenge for gold. To oflfer It to him
would only confirm bis suspicions that
with suspicion and spears. Tbey bad
not even listened to him. Itage an*
hatred consumed him.
Tbey made a detour about tbo hostile village and resumed tbelr Journey
toward tbe coast
All the while Jack's training went ob
under the guidance of Akut Yet,
(bough tbe boy loved lba Jangle, be
bad not let his selfish desires outweigh
tbe aensa or duty tbat bad brought
blm  lo a realization of tbe moral
wo must have awakened when  wo lwroilt wWch ,„ ^n^,, the idtttt.
were talking to blm before bis tent
If we got away with our lives tben
we should be fortuuote."
I In the Jungle,
HIS first night In the Jungle was
one which tbe son of Tanuin
( beld longest In his memory.  No
i.,..1..1! mr* lint* a daughter of lh<  uvagecarulvora menaced blm. Tbere
tottrt.   ttet lllll* lingers were tmalty ! onn never n sign of hideous barbarian,
part his eoiinclent «• demanded that he
rctturu to hi* ful ber and mother, wbo
d<iul»»lcM were even now suffering on-
luld mrtow l**mii**o **t lilt «l»*eiic«\
from which it nmy l« amimcd ih«t ItU
parent* hsd uoi ln-cn «c.iu«bn«l with
lb* i*'*!*.* that It mu-t lit «.'4 lady hid
made for Iltrtr adventure Into African
ts lid*.
j then*. Imt from the ln*l»lc.
Ile ri'iMiitiil the fn«i t«i llerr Hkopf,
{:be proprietor, *-'"<» »t '">' * tmde bit
1 way •<» lhe *e«'<iint HiH.tr. wli«*re he. it***,
• (•.iiHuled vliimotmlr tipi.ti lhe door.
! ;> elvlns R«» n-ply. he twin fo tbe key-
:...',«' iu au *!:*..|>i  i» .■»•** itiiouifd
h».to the r«»tnt teym-il    In n* dolna.
S H*n port ly. he hut hl« Miinne**. wn-jrh
Having come to a decision, tbe tod j *fre»liaie«l piuilns a |«alm i* the Hoar
felt a wiiw ttt relief lr..m tlw worry
llMt had haunted him for many steep-
Ut** nltiht* Wlmn tw trkw-ipil hi* *ye»
lu mlcrp it was tu dream of a hippy
*<.-ui»i-*-i4 who iin*»« «i ».ui«t\ auti aa Ite
i.vi .Hi-el J', -I-, ■*■■..' .,,!..,' ;..«» *..,),.,,
crept *tt>ttltli5ly uj.i.ti lilm thrimji tin*
dark corridor «»f ll>e siiualld Imlldlut
tn wbl li he slept lute in the form of
llie American th-mfc t'-nilon.
t'i intInlhIn bin »• tulllt limn
A* lie «Ud *<t he t*tt ■otucihlni soft
sud tbUt aa* *'■'' iwu.»uttv kt* uag-str*
i Ra nlnmd Ma not.-, pnlm Itmtorm hl«
* arte ta ine dim ilsht of the .•.•cr.i).,
*   ..,»'    ^.WV. l'**!*    ,ti.    tk, ► >H  H*    »»«>    « .MlUWX > *»■•■-
. i„i ei'ro li* tli* M*itt*iii*l<»iil»Hi"»# Ut *■»■•» tt
dark red Main niton hte hand
i-mptng io bli feet, be hurled hit
t ►l».Mii,|».r uselnat the tt**nr    llm Khopf
«■•■•« n t.Mtt mnir    Thf trilt tit*' t rnt
rngaged In fanhlonliiff a skirt of grasses
.jt i much disheveled doll whleb i
kindly disposed slave bad madt for
i -er n year or two before.
The bead of the doll waa rudely
rhlpped from Ivory, white the body
waa a rat akin Muffed with grata. The
arms and legs were hits of wood, perforated at on* end ami aewn to the
. .'at ftkia toruit.
Th* doll was «julte hldeona and alto
nether diareputaid* and tolled, hot
Mortem I bought It the moat beautiful
and adorable tblnie lu tba whole world,
which Is not M strange In view of tha
tort thai tt was. tke «mly objvt within
jor If tbere were the boy's troubled
1 mind look no cognisance of them.
j   tils conscience was harassed by tha
(thought of bis mother's suffering.
Keif blame plunged bint into the depths
! of misery.
. Tlie killing of th* American caused
blm Utile or uo reroorw. Tb* fellow
bad earned hia rata Jack's regret on
ibis town man do* mainly to tt* effect
wbkb tb* death of Conlon had bad
; upon his own plans.
■ Now b* could nol return directly to
Ida itareuta. aa he bad planned. Vnnt
of the primitive borderland law. of
iwUk'Li Lie bad nad highly (okfftd. titt-
ihat world apon wbleb eh* conhl b*- j aginary tales, bad thrust blm Into tb*
**«m met twoootoetm met met leto. jtmpim-n i*«mu««.    ti* onim not i*-
Vifr,'*- uut* i.'y ».!!■ "\i...w Xh-y.'t^ Uua-i le lite tnurl'nl Uu..' jmltd, nnt Jimt
fame In contact wat. almost without !»* w«s tte greatly Influenced tbroogfc
exception, either Indifferent to ber or
<,'n«tl«i*M»!t- lh*- tmert »f.f^*y*»«*»fH ?h*
THK klltmir nf th* frtewdtra* «M Otmr nt the tad* room Ttwre tie < toprtl fteneaih til* -act-hi and Herr
»u*»let» hy hl» ureal trained np* rrawfaed. Ilnmlnc. until e*mr*d hy ' Pk,nd .tiiml.Utl i*rr» ii»*is.»«*t« it*i«> «l»e
was* matter for newspaper con-   llie reenter hrt-niinna of V*o*e within   »<-«it
that t>« Hi v'-td. Ilefor* Mm tat tlw yrt-uif-i *,t%*i*tf
cruel Tbere was tb* old Mack bag
wbo looked after ber. for etsmpl*,
llatmam, tooth****, fttihv tnd 111 tew-
Yft* ttom tlsffil •* !!»•■§»» twtwo* to
- •Mutt" lw *r»s*
ment ror a few daya bord Oreyitob*
read of It .nd. while tatting special pretention* not to fKtrrolt bis nam* to to*
come ronnened with tte affair, kept
hituw-if *«'.! fiukiii-tl »•>!» Uiw |*>kk*
eearvb tot tb* antimipotd.
At iitu true uf thu »tiwi-*l fctuUk,
Ua <*W interest In lb* nanttot too.
tend atmat the myvterioas dhappa*r-
nmm ol Ito •taf*r. «r at least tbls wm
mn vnttl t» Isnnw* s-mrsi *ay» mfc.
sequent to tbo tremdy lhat M* ono
toto bnd mt reported nt tb* tinntdtag
antmx*, «» tomto bm wMMs Ibny bob
, Hnt«n
«,wi«*tiy lw iti**ttmd a *:im «t!*!ef«i j *t bt. life l'i*.* in» «.»•.! »i his fr**
key In Hi* l«rk «»f lhe door. With deft j <»*»» »b» ilfd l-«I,i **t a «r»its* huh
f!ns»r«. ion* .*mx*iom*d to Ibe •ilwit j T** notb waa broken mini Hi* Jncnlar
wattiputaUoa of tin* l-are eni roil* tm»t **"fwl sa tij tte inwi* ut * «Mti
ntrtlol *wP*t im'i pwifWfty. Cmm, * «•**« ^b* old «*«ly end tm pand
*.:*:tM.||: tne *<,f ■»! IH* kwS» rlWMUta- pfm «m g„m„ J1>p mul(i„m *4U$mm
n-".,i'tx.. iiototo tmmmr* m«m lUdtm 'y^^ ,„,», ^ ai**i'i*r*Ttd tbrtm*0
*mm,it it *" -it) Imm-Mttt mi**o Ht hinstm. y^ mtmbtm, tut tbt -Omm ti«4 tewm
ff„ tf,-,*i, r-ftfrwl tlie rttrmt, rhmtltp thn j fa* |t<| (rMA |fc* |a«|d»
tttmr ttoMM nm I   nm now conld ite boy bav* earned
Ttr »w»« urn* i|<ra»fi*'i'."-n*ii')f !**wc ^ laratti ussilnwllwi fresn * ter*
br f-mtr rttmtL. Th* ******** «t it,* L„(f ,Wrj wtmtuw ta Ut* fttuiuttt u
»jar!iu«u« •«* k*bnH#M to -gkassk lot, j«,, p**fsat*>««. A*nl* llffr Wbnpt
tew gwr*» hi* wny tmnrll tn* imi       \ne*Kboi OM snult room,   n* noltred
fu llw fsr i'otuer of th* rom* mm*- Ji^ct ib* ta* itm OtttPt w*d *wn*
lb* lost no opportnslty to tott tb*
llttl* girl or trtn Intkt minor torture*
•PM ber.   And there wns ti* staflt,
tar father. Abo feared Mm mor* lima
personal fMr as from • d**ire to
shield hi* father tad mothor from further sorrow tnd from tb* tban* of
bavin* their honored mnmt dr*fff*d
ftbroegft tb* wntld tfegredotloa •» •
murder IrtaL
* Witb returning day tb* bofn spirit*
I toot,   mtb tb* rising ran cam* d*w
* bop* within bis breast   Ba woald ta*
ib* did Mabuno. n* oft»« scolded ber Ibi* Io drtllMtlon bf «t»olNr %iy.
tet aatMa*. qolt* teMtaally termln*t- llw* woaM gneaa tbnt Do ta* taM
tag Ms tktrad** by evn-stty tiesting her connectwl wtita iVt* fitting of »b*»ti*il-
Mill tar Httl* body «a* Maeb ao* gw tm tta HtH> aat af tta wtf twdtag
btu*. p*mt tipem a xnuMe tUuM*.
Itm Uniterm caal* trareaiaeafl aay Oraartad rtoaa to tta trsst apato
attar oststear* ttaa f tat tt tta *t*ra tta «*tei af a tw*. tta bay ta* tMa-
ciwfty *T tta stalb oot MabaM. *ta* ibtaagb aa aimart stosplsta *W
Dtmly la tta ba*b af tat ttxMUb UH Bgfct pajaaw* ba* ta*a bat MtM
■fit? Itara totbot a Warred swat* matartlsa fiwsi tta eM* damnmnm. *t
hmOtm ot o goatl* mUnt.   Bat Ut tbo footHo. not only ttat *Ma tt ttm
ttom waa aat ama tan ttat a*aa tM* -wbtsa wa* pit—■> agatort ta* wawa
^^^_   ^    j^^_^^   ^n^*^^^^   m^^^^^^o,   &^   a^.^^   " t^^Jbmm jmJt Hfe yMMM tfWNtflHMlAfltt AfltfNNMtB*
•wa «Mbra tm tta care**** sta a*v*r ttottt comfort   And m b* w*leoaw«
.....        ■ - - gf
tnrotis escapade that had brought him
to Africa. Ills love of father aad
mother wss strong within him, toa
strong to permit unalloyed happloeaa
which was vm<lout>t<dly vauidnj; ttvtai
days of sorrow.
And so be held tight to bis determination to find a itort apon tbe co*rt
where b* might communicate witb
tbem and receive funds for Ul* retora
to London, Tbere be felt aura tbat ta
could now persuad* bis parents to lot
bim spend at least a portion of Ua
llm* upon thos* African estates which
from Httl* careless remark* dropped at
bora* he knew bis father possessed.
Tbat would b* som*thl»g-b*tt*r at
least tban a lifetime of tb* cramp**
and cloying restrictions of civilisation.
And ao ba wa* rather contented ttaa
otherwise .. he made bla way In tta
direction of tb* coast Cor. wbll* ta
enjoyed tji* liberty snd tb* rnvafa
fdMsarea af tb* wild, bl* c*a*cl*aat
was at lb* same time clear, for ta
knew tbat h« wss dotng all tbat lay la
his power to return to hts parent*, IT*
look** forward, too. to tMaUaff wblto
V*M»t<   (tituf-n     n»*kHf-n«M-  n* 1.1*   •»«»•«   *M«*
far there bad hem many orf*aW»aa
apon whleb b* bad long** for ottar
fwapaalaBabip ttaa tbat af tta al*
And at Milt tb* orach dreamed ot tw>
ment cam*. Tbey were passing through
4  (rtt-ar^'tt »*<►**...-•   '.»'.m  .**■% wvj * 9uA.it
t/ytn discovered from tb* l*w*r braaaaaa
(brevgti wbkb ta wa* trardlag aa *U
hot well markfd spoor—a spoor that
•it bl* Mart to lcsplnt-tb* scoot af
aaa, af white toon, tot omtbt ttt
prlat* af aak*d flat wntnthn watt if
ia«d outline* of Eniuptaa asMk
fta tmB, wbkb autta* tta I.
of a good abed uuuiwuy, gab-tad aotfc
at rig*t aagtai to tta aaaw* tha tar
aai tta om onto taUm towat* ttm
tor It aw.   AtMT
(Ta Imi aofitiiiwtd) THE  DISTRICT  LEDGER,  FER\IZ, B.C. MAY 30 1919
'"iv..**>-#: *&,
(Continued from Page Three)
men also thvust under th» ban if they
had it. I ddn't know just what, stage
It. ia in but there lias been a movement
on foot.
M.R. CUMMINGS: Has there not
1>een a bill before the Dominion house.
I tried to got to know and I asked tonight what was the result of that but
I am unable to learn anything.
MR. PHILLIPS: Before it closes I
am going to move a resolution:
•That this mass-meeting petition
that an immediate order.in.council
be passed in British Columbia that
all veneral diseases be reported
and persons Infected be penalized
for concealment. And that our
commissioners or anyone else in
authority be given greater powers
and empowered to prosecute any
direct violation of the present law.'
iMR. HARRISON: I have much
pleasure In seconding -that, Mr. Chairman.
■MR. H-EBKESTH: Before that resolution goes I would like it to go this
way. It ie not in the quarantine you
will cut it down but in the army the
«rime Is concealing. It you get tt made
a-law in Fernie it Is a Crime to con.
eeat. tben you will have a chance of
■stamping It out.
(Motion declared carried by the chair.
A VOICE: Mr, Chairman, I would
■ask the mover to repeat his motion.
MR, RHILLI.PS: (Mr. Chairman It I
lad know the result was going to be ns
tt la I would hot have made tha mo.
ttch: to me H w&iild appaa'r you don't
■care a 4—- whether you stamp It out
■or nut I thought In moving the mo-
lor that you" were. I am satlsfiMnow
It is Fiaber and his bunch that should
lw up then* where you are; the fault
Is in the legislation and he is the man
who should be on that platform, be-
causa you can't move anyhow. It
doesn't matter you can't move; neither
«an the achool board, the very fact the
children are. not to be submitted to an
examination aims to keep it going be.
cause tbe very one that has got lt is
Kolng to be allowed to go on. We caii
amend our law with a view to eradi.
rating k. I thought I was doing -Ight.
In moving my motion; God Knows I
couldn't repeat It now, but It was to
Kive yojj the power that you haven't
Kot today, nnd the fact that practically
nobody voted I am satisfied the motion is defeated.
enforce the laws that we have and that 1    A   FEMALE   VOICE:    There
he will sheild the interests of liquor
and drink, which we are here to dis.
cuss as much as anything?
"MAYOR UPHILL: You are, eh? I
did not know I had made that state,
ment. That is somewhat similiar we
were cut and iMrs. So-and-so said this
oj- done that and I have no doubt they
will say Tom Uphill says he was not
going to enforce the law.
Yon did not say
A VOICE:    I think that is what they
want you to admit?
■vTAYOK UPHILL: I know very
well what they want me to admit. I
could say a lot and it is a little galling
when I hear people coming and complaining and I do say very often, 1
don't say in all cases, it is because of
material interests in different ways
that people comes complaining that
people tn any community, and I don't
know -Pernie is any worse, but sometimes it becomes unbearable; one per.
son making complaints one way and
the other person tbe other way. I
want to tell you right now lots of
things are being said about the ladles
In Fernie, aB well as in other places.
I want to Bay this and 1 don't want to
ho misunderstood. Some of the ladies
are pretending to follow as Christ followed. 'When I read the Book, Christ
took the glass ot water from Wary
Magdalene but it was only the last two
weeks we have heard of talk of not
sparing women and of shoving them
out of ihe town. Is that what Christ
did? We have all done things we
shouldn't and let things go undone we
should do. and I want to tell you, we
know quite a lot can be said, but It Is
good to analyze ourselves sometimes
and all can do lt. I want to toll you
as ladles you are the worst and hardest
on your own box. I will main this
statement, I will say our cod's of morals Is wrong. I have felt this very
often, and I have been raised on this
earth and I have seen this condition
of affairs. I have seen a poor girl
wronged and I have known the lad to
go away and come back and be wel.
corned in society and they would know
that the lad had been and sown his
.wild oats. He ls welcomed-in Bociety
and society is glad to recognize that
hoy although tbey know that boy is
more vile than any and yet they will
welcome him back and will give him
the hand of their daughter And the
I girl that has been betrayed, tho poor
I don't think half h doz- j girl is banned and shunned and her
is  a
great difference in a girl falling and
a mother and her grandmother carry,
ing on this game down there on our
sidewalk and then have the choek to
ccme and rent a house and try to do
the same thing. Do you not think it
would be a shame not to complain
ahout that? I am pleased to say while
I am pretty well known in Pernie and
had got that feeling if it was an unfortunate case I would go to her and
help her out of her difficulty if I could,
but I-cannot tolerate a woman of that
age of that kind, whose children wer©
taken away from her because of her
bad behaviour and I think the way
you speak I had done wrong.
should have done so.
to her doing the same thing. I know
the woman was in very bad condition
seven years ago, to my knowledge and
she has'come back and I contend it is
not right for her to be allowed l.i be
here for the sake of the girls down in
the Annex.
MR. OUM'MINGS: As mayor and
one of the police commissioners it is
your duty to enforce the law regarding the sale of liquor. Will you not,
yes or no?
MAYOR UPHILL: Let's see; I
think I made the statement when I
came here that I wasn't hare to ana-
wer—wasn't here to be dictated and
I am certainly not going to be placod
In the position to answer questions al
all.   No one would make me.
to answer, we know.
You don't need
on heard what the resolution was.
•MIAYOR UPHILL:    I took  lt that
that motion was carried.
point taken by M.r Hesketh as to con.
cealment is a vital feature and also re.
quiring.this disease to be reportable
'but not necessarily to be quarantine-
able as other Infectious diseases '.ro.
It would be an utter failure, that is
recognized by the medical profession
and by the legal profession interested
In this work.
The Veneral Act passed in Saskatchewan and some other provinces is
very workable and has proven a great
success and the Important part In It ia
thc. question ot concealment and the
requirement of reporting to the mod.
irnl board and follow up that case and
treat It uuttl cured; so that ls this
n polutton should be worded in such a
way to have the Act passed as in Sas.
kit!chewan we would cover It.
iMR. IWLLiriS: I want something
when Dj*. Corner says It takes 30 yonrs
to euro tt.
MR MARTIN: Deal with some-
thhiK substantial, Mr. Clmlrnian. Wo
hnvo eome here to find n solution.
VOlOHS:    Sit down; Hit down.
MK. MARTIN: Jit 1* always tin
*sime, tMr, Chairman, when n man
< p.-aha the truth he has got to sit
down, but thi» point Is you teach lhe
children theology I laughter and
I mot* an aniundeinoni, t.\lr. Chairman, unvone that has the disease bn
t Amendment relecteil by the Chnlr.l
own sex la the worst in pushing her
down and increasing hor suffering.
(Applause.)   She is banned.
That is why I am saying we have a
certain law, code ot morals, that Is ■ ,      4_4_I__„_^l0_iA,i _..«..
wronfr entirely and it
to see it Ib made right. I am asking
you to ask yourselves is it a question
of talk and your depending upon talk
for this to go on. Ask yourselves
whether these things are right; wheth.
er we have been on the wrong track?
Very often I should ss,y we have been
on the wrong track and we should
learn to help, If you see a sister in
disgrace, let us extend a hand out to
her and try to show her the error of
her ways, if so you are going to ac.
complish more than by saying "put
her out of town, push he j- over on
somebody else."
Another thing: it was shown by the
Industrial Commlasloln over bn the
other side a few years ago. They
talked of the red-light or restricted
districts and that society and -the system under which wo were working
wove responsible, I do not wish to say
that this is so. I know, It Is more very
often the conditions existing. Let us
look nt tho department stores and the
factories In which the poor girl wan
pnid a wage not sufficient to keep her
MAYOR UPHILL: That is all right,
Mr*=rMend*arsoiu=I anusurprised that
that there are some in iFernie who
don't offer themselves for these pub.
lie positions, the field is open at all
times. Of course this is beside the
question, this meeting was called for
something else, but I notice as soon
as* election comes and goes we have
some people coming and complaining
this ought to be done and I notice
those never get In to try and do it,, or
show how to make It so and I have
heard this statement and I make the
same statement myself that a person
has no right to criticize unless they
get in and help do it. (Applause,)
MR. HENDERSON: Your Worship,
I have served the city longer th.m you
have and not at $500.00 a year either.
■ MAYOR UPHILL: I don't wish to
take any back.water on the ♦590.00.
I heard a mnn make a statement, in
Victoria in the labor movement that a
thing, any article, was generally worth
about the price that you patti for It
the fare for tbe lady out to Viiicouver.
lien naturally imagine my surprise,
two weeks after, to get a letter from
someone who sees this lady in the city
after we hall just p^id her fare out to
help her out of that position. Conso.
quently there is one point, very ofLen
it is not wise fo carry out. the laws to
the full extent.
There is the question about the li.
quor. There has been in one city in
the Province of British Columbia about
eleven cases; eleven lawsuits, this city
has had and lost every one.,
MR. MARTIN: Serves yon right.
'MAYOR UPHILL: It is not very
profitable according to my experience.
If the taxes are up, then the .people
squeal. I know I do and I take every.
body else is about the same.
MR. PHILLIPS: I would suggest
somebody move something.
A VOICE:    Move we adjourn, Mr. |
VOICES:    (Seconded Seconded.)
MAYOR UPHILL:   It has been regularly moved and seconded we  adjourn.
MR. HESKETH: It seems to me
that you are afraid of having a com.
mittee; you seem to be pretty eager
on that adjournment.
MAYOR UPHILL: I want to state
I sat down but the chairman has to
put nil motions and amendments, but
I had thrown out the suggestion
enough about the committee and no.
body has made the motion.
Afraid to meet the committee, I am
not afraid, I have met worse than the
(After cross.fire discussion re parliamentary procedure, etc.)
Regularly moved and seconded:
That we appoint a committee from this
meeting.   Carried.
=JMov«d_and;seconded that the^sajd
'committee be c^mpftsedbr'thfeeni^
dies and three gentlemen. Carried.
A. Cummings (Declined), Mrs. A.
Cummings, E. Hesketh, G. G. Hendcr.
son, Dr. Garner, R. S. Phillips, Mrs.
Wm. Marshall, Mr. Brlndley (Declined)
•Mrs. Duthie.
MR. HENDERSON: I wish to de.
cllne. I don't believe that that committee can get the support from the
mayor and the police commissioners.
MR. PHILLIPS: I would like Mr.
Henderson to reconsider, ! am sure
eight are not scared of those three.
MR. HENDERSON: It ls not that,
but our efforts would be fruitless.
(After a short discussion the follow,
ing motion was sanctioned.)
That the previous motion be rescinded and that this committee of
seven (see previous page) be em.
powered to add to any extent with.
In the limits of the population of
the City of Fernie.
Adjournment 11:25 p.m.
w  *. * .
Stolen Statue Will lie Keturnea to
^ It was a bitter, blow to Publius
C-vidius Na'so, the best selling poet
of Augustan Rome, when the Emperor exiled him to a* desolate town
on the barren shores of the Black Sea
as a punishment for too faithfully
reflecting the manners of his time.
There he lived his last years and
there he died; nor did a gentleman
used to the luxurious life of the capital of the world ever quite reconcile
himself to the society of barbarous
Scythians. -.    '
Two thousand years later Ovid
would have liked it better. By that
time the town of Tomi had' become
Constantza, one of the principal ports
of Roumania'and''the summer resort
of the wealthy and ease-loving society
of Bucharest. And every day gentlemen very much llkeOvid, and ladles
whom Ovid would have liked very
much, passed through the Platza
Ovidiu, where a statue ot the poet
commemorated the first incursion, if
an unwilling one, of the leisure class.
In due course of time, however, Constantza fell into the hands of Scythians more ungracious than those
among whom Ovid had lived. When
the Bulgarian Army overran fhe
Dobrudja in 1916 it was followed by
the expropriators whom all the Central Powers sent Into ocdupied territory. The Bulgan, like the Germans, were acquisitive; they would
take anything from factory machinery to first editions and Japanese
prints. Among the plunder aHpped
back into Bulgaria from -Constantsa
was the statu* of Ovid, once more an
exile. *
Malicious RouawrfJao* have jaid
that the Bulgara did aot know vho
Ovid was, that they thought the statue was that of the Mayor of Constanta*. Whether thia be true or not,
tbe Bulgara bave been considerably
more carries* about the preservation
of classical remains than the Roumanians. Some years ago a great
heap of stonea with Roman inscriptions lay in a mnaeom yard in Sofia
with grass growing among them; nobody had cared to take the trouble
to carry them indoors. Perhaps Ovid
was thrown in among them to await
such time aa the Bulgar had leisure
from bla forays into otber lands and
could arrange bia monuments of
classical culture to suit himself; at
any rate, Ovid escaped the Ignominy
of being melted and turned into shell
cases, for after vigorous protests
from Roumania and the Allies the
Bulgarian Government finally shipped him back to Constantza. One
could wish that all the wrongs suffered by Roumania could be so easily
right now as regards the $500.00,1 nev.
er looked for the honor. I never
came and asked you for your franchise
I remember, I am just referring to the
statement so long as the five hundred
plunks is mentioned) I stood bn a platform here and made that statement
aud Mr. Henderson meets me thc aext
day. I was with Dave Paton,. who Is
now dead, and he asked me if I was
out for salary. I said I had so stated
and he said you will not get my vote. I
said, I care not if I get yours or none,
and, I said, I am not going to scab. If
I go to a store and they offer an article at a certain price, or I llko to
take a lot that is for sale and ask $10,.
000.00 from somebody, that man has
got no kick coming. I don't want to
hear anything about the $500.00 but I
Don't bother with coal Ores as the daya
grow warmer
Our Gentle Methods of
.Dentistry----20 per cent
Off Regular Fixed Prices
l   HERE are still many persons
who bave an absolute dread I
of the dental chair and on account
of this they have permitted their
teeth to fall into a terrible and
dangerous state of neglect. They
know their teeth should be attended to but their dread holds them
back. We address ourselves to all
such and say "Come take your
seat in our offices today. Observe
the ease and comfort of patients in
the chair.   Take confidence from their attitude, then you will
believe us when wt say"
Ltthbridge Office: The Ott Block
Oaigwy Offlee: 115a 8th Avenue East
Edmonton Office: 3 Oristftll Block
A country coal mine in good location; seam 3 ft. 10 inches j
good dry roof and dry mine; newly developed; also storage
bin to hold sixty tons, and blacksmith shop with all necessary
equipment.   Por particulars apply to
Indian Magicians.
A iecent meeting of magicians, or
sleight-of-hand men, confessed itself
in despair over the method of operation of the Indian rope-climbing
trick, which has been so often described by Eastern travelers. Thus
Ibu Batuta, an Arab from Tangier,
rioBiM-ltwri   thlft lrli»lr iiJLnarfnimful^at^)
No. 1 Tamarack $3.00 per rick
Alio big stock of good summer wood
at 12.50 per rick. Order at once be
fore It starts to rain and get we*
Phone No. 69 FernU
The position ot Doctor In Michel.
11,0. Is open for Tenders.   Doctors ap.
plying will state the amount per mat!
nm simply stating you .know what I j per month. Tho mines employ r.20
felt nbout that and If you think the j men. with about 80 others who will
mayor Is n person wbo. Is going to:B|gn up. Doctor to furnish Hospital
come to every meeting they call to. | a,„i eq„lp Bame> als0 rog|,ience ad.
gethor ond be catechised, he can please j joining. Every requisite to be fur,
himself whether ho will do It or not.     f ninhod hy the doctor    Tenders to bo
MK. CUMIMINGS:   I was at n meet.
clothed properly and she wan forced j ^~\n vnnconverln which the mayor
on the market. (Applause.)
Thon the self.snme pooplo they i?o
to churrh and wero .considered good
men in the community. (Applause.)
fan you wonder and blame the pmltVin
of the girl when she see virtue clothed
in ruKH. Uut Is right, while vice U
clothed In sllkn and satins. < Applause i
MH, llltlNI.KV: Don't go itn> fur.
thor or they will say you are preaching
MK I.KKtf:    | movo an amendment
il'fii yon insert that
till!  J.
.HAYOII   I'IMIIM,:    I hiii .uirrv.    »
they he qituntit. i wont to tell you 4 know I hav«> fault*
j I am well aware uf that but I don't
Wiiui uu> into iu ImJu: mi)  (Im; 1 am
1 wns nRked and Mayor flnlc said he
j would enforce Iho law.   Xow I thl-il;
he responded to sneh a question.
! Mil. PHILLIPS: 1 would like lo
jHsk Mr. UPHILL, If It can be proven
i by the medical uuthorltles thut ul-
! roholism ls not-like adding coal to lire
!but propels the disease In question,
\ would you or would you not stamp out
| alcoholism?
MAYOR ri'HILL:   Ye*.
•MR. PHILLIPS:   -May I refer you t<>
, lir, <.tirH<-r en m> authorit).
j    MAYOR I'PIIILL;   I saw a train-
; load of men with that dl-cnee chlpprd
one place and another »«»«l there was
ip to Secretary H. Heard, Michel, * not
Inter than May 2Sth, lDlfi. Contract
can ho secured for two or threo years,
Families of employees to eome under
contract. — t-1,,21*
Pernie, B,0.
Under new lnaiiau-pment. Tin*
host prices paid for nil kinds «>f
NtH-itiid linnd furniture!, stoves, eti\
Rawion ft Meek, Prop
Hang Chau
I was entertained by the Emir In
hts own house in a most splendid
manner. At the banquet were present
the Khan's jugglers, the chief of
whom took a wooden sphere, in which
there were holes, and in these long
straps, and threw It up into the air
till it went out of sight, and while
the strap remained In his hand. Ik-
then commanded one of his disciples
to take hold of and to ascend V
this strap, which he did until he also
went out of sight. His master thou
culled hint three times, but no answer came;, he then took a knife in
bis hand, apparently in anger, laid
told of the strap and also went quite
out of sight. He then threw the hand
of tho boy upon the ground, then
his foot, thnn Ills other hand, then
hiK other fool, then nis body, tli-n
h;s head. He then came down, pum-
ins tor breath, and hts clot hies stp.in.
eu with blood. The Juggler then
ti,ok ihe limbs of lhe boy und implied tlu'iii one to another; be then
niainpcd opon Hum, and it stood op
complete and erect. I was astonished, and was st-lzotl in"(.onnvqiii':v<.>
by u palpitation at the In-art j nut
th*:' i»'..v<' mo Muna- drink and l i'.-
covered. Tho juilmt ot the Molnni-
tai'dans was sitting by my side, wiiu
: mwjh' linn ihcit- \*uti ut-iiht-r .mcuiii,
•descent nor euttin-u a wny of lii;;1)*.
'but lhe whole **u - men- JitKgllng*
I Any inugk'inh of Uie present <lu>
j who can perdu in ihts nick as H Is
j performed even «i ih<-> pteesnt day
in India, ceiluitily must be sure oi
! ti fortune, stiys i)i- Huston Trans'Tip'
1 The funny pnrt of ull such tricks is
ihat. as in ih.» ciise «>t the trick «it
muklliu a tree gi'm*.- from ihe Hr'nund
ami hour fruit hi tore tho nj»i»ciatois'
eyes, the photographic camera j <••
vr-st'.s not hi n s oi ■!)•• son (join a oir
Trades Unionists
What is the use of Increased Wages if the
Manufacturer, Wholesaler and Eetailer
are to add to the increased wage cost,
their usual percentages of profit, and
compel you to buy back the commodities you produce with three scales
of excess profit added.
Protect Wage Values by joining the Co-
Operative for the distribution of these
commodities, and ultimately Co-Operative production of tjhe merchandise for
which your wages are exchanged.
Incorporated 1907
Solicitor for District 18. U. M
W. of A.
MacDonald Block
Lethbridge, Altn
\ VOIt'B:    '■""W^-1 ,!• J|Mi|ion»ible for. «nd I will hold iu> own, |»"« P'«* and »notncr ami mere was .
t Amendment tlocforod carried hy tho im, nny mnf[ { nm ^^ flf t|w( ym * not „ tJrop of aU,ohol lUi cmU ^ mU j
,'|,a,M . .  .   „. ithink I am. nbool. and I will hold m> JTh«y *«";« «<•*•*;«; ^'^^">;!
Mailed wu In nil
the MUtdcr iiih!
\ll l«*tt< I   !>ll«lt||.l     I*'
llit- ii Mil it .uiiiu*-... |«i
um- ilii|!itt* ui* u ill phut   your tuldrtnut
■ iiiioim- hmidHii kh»m| ••iiv«'!iii|K'***i .iik!
(Motion nn nmonded declared air
rled by the Chair. 1
MR. BRJNDMS: «'ar< you *•* any
tinrm In ptitilnn it In thl» mceilni
wh<tthr>r * v"te Im- tnken (or ur hraIiimI
thl« !wt*fM*ction?
tfAYOli riMIIIJ,: M> information
e\cu ir yon took a iot« on It you cnn>
mt, cuhi|m.| that »*s*lft*l tlwlr «.*U»
11 nf.-nu'-Mly yon would ho Ktinlne
tinthmn hy taking a %ot«.
Mil, litliNUUW. Th<»»e Unit would
itii allow invpoetinn I would look on
a* withy*
own i»nd
mllo* from th* ham* hut tho <iin»«tlon i* j
tit Ik; Micro aro certain lawn and I want j
Mil. Ci'MMI.VUH:   Th« ennditi »n*. j l0 tcn yoM „» mr ai I can t«ll the pons.
of Pernio ar«s worn- thnn th*y onuhi j n0n th* <*lly of Fernlo ha* h»wn placed
and  we  want  ti  niovimient  to,Minl»|„   Twn yonrii ntto n lndy win hrmmht
j cleaning  tho city.    Wo aur«»«  with j jnio the Roal.   «ho waa iwntenc-wl lo;
hMwytttlnn yow hn\* umld In regard '-^ imprisonment   nnd  ll   com  thi   ru>;
Vtliew*!   pi»or    women   and   industrial \ H1iinewhere »n>«
ihi) ilieni I" ymi [w»M paid.
,*}r,**,   tn   XI*f  tirvtiv   1  IW«1r  ♦tt»Tei-^
i>und ISfteim in tr*m».jMir.
tal Ion <hariten.   Wo had to hold her
* Rtttn'.h lit (Cn>*l; th»» »(m*' **■»«  ■»' l»-
Ittp aulhnrl'lei s» to how lontt oo fin) i
lo hold h*r until dH-fdmt a* l.» wiii-tt*;
wo had to aend her. pay tho Ionian ;
wardf-r while »«lw« wa* here nud s<-e I
a |KvHc*man: pay her fnr«>. the poller
heartily In acenrd with any Improve-l™** **'»' »wV * l*iy"* '"* *" **
* -t*o**t wml iN»i«m far#» for the Udx. i»i« i
...I*.,*, . 9.9,^, .,,. ^^^ Kn(n« wiih her which tho i»w (
neU lur. I nvu vin.-> u> iuti in ■»>•»* "■ |
ty percent upk*e«p while mhe i* there,
ci-tttdilnK hut mndltiona have Ih»cii let j
!•»» further tlian thi»y «h«uld and wo !nn«(
nuMnt tbtil von ahould fern tbat thee i
huul.t be iinprovinl. ]
'VAVOfJ riMIILI.: Mj «plni»n h
v.i* nhiiiilil Mtrlke at tin- mtarce aud lr>
tn prevent It, that Ih the point,   I inn
'•ti-mvHI'ef.. ti 'i
I care
not in
I' iwthtnf mon» dwieradlnit ihan wh«n ihey cnn meet
we had to bo paraded for «i»raln«tl«wi j mbmo hou.e thty alt but pet toaether »' •TT™"* "H*"I" : -^ _» „-. h-h,
onawo.ntot.fowgWltyoi^.ndi,^ lw „ ^P11»(l ,n(l ^ mtml w^'^'^'Z^JZ^
A Straight Tip
Advertisements in The District Ledger
r*a*h  ihe  people who arc willing und
Caih With The Order
.N-iul it"-i*l,ill  iuv it   ttiitl  itiilec,    If
'•il|i|ii'i .1   •in-tli'l    * II-in-lliJW-   JM'lMl   H*
l'i, . ,. ,,,i |,nui*i >|>i.itif ilm-m jirr
prii|Hi|ii<.i,.*iti'|*k luwii.
■t-.ri-nt. ■*tertitit*d.   I wtmtd no* 1*1 my it
children h* eiamlnrd
•MR l-HINhl.KY I think thoy
«h«vdd be* eiamlnH to proro that limy
ana tree trom M.
uu. «t t.uu>!>,i.*u.>.» ...*»...>*'.
h FBMALK VOICR: I woiiM llko to I »■-» ranrened I w»«W »«h«k«' •*«
aay I ob|«*t to aomo of your -mmarka \ tko Name ir«t h#r walkint tick* than
hetnnne I toot. I waa dolna rl«hi whon;to nre lh^ eity borwi with enpem* of
f mor«4 that wanna tmt et my hemn* ' that kind.
.«,,.„   .,«..!•«      i   *%*mm  — *!' h*r,t '*° mm »lrt": ' *** om *im>    T1,W *** *noth,r n** w*f'* **
MAYOR  Vt/WU.*   I twn* m«e»! >|M| ^ twtlr# w<w a*k*4 to iwimI hi-r to h#r liomo.
iAa b* iwuiuvi-iUalWd hy ttt-? tU'itH-aw ^, r^%  , SBirt   *, wil-, KW,|H|*,i.,..- »;*,«
hy ***** tlWlf Migkton 0»* ttftOti    MAYOR IP1IIU,     TlMlt wa.eailre   e!n w,n nf lh„ *tvm»*i> »««» » *«»
... e*i»Utu antl spcaklni to them and I; clliutuatud (rum iuv uiliui. I a;U ul. 9m fn*t ttt th*- »* >«•    ih**x *■-*■- ^n-.i.;
. olnt tbnt thoir own cfciMrwi—ttot i yoo I won dealt** with n romernatiom <w^mi n wa%   i am «nre thoy will hark
the* omntaw tbnit own dMMnm not I bad   Tt»t* an a etmpt* ed p*r*m* tint «u   TVr went to ne* th* ladr bmt
»r* Hi llMf wny, not I UiiB* wm! «•» in «»• tatt, and aa roitarda what yoo *b* m-pn partlmlar', *b* wanted to jw
M 4km*. |*»M ahow dowu tbat* I bad not tk* t«, Vanc«nir#-r   TlM>y ram" hack to •**•
VIW. CUUHMTM:    f WMli^to t»t)M  lfc<l ^^  , ^^  w -MBttmttthbPt wn* bmmmt tn hi. tntenttm*,
able to spend money*     Tt will bp
Pott paid
own fault if you don't get some of that
money     If you re interested* Gel Busy.
a^5LZJ?ii«rSl2l^!22Pir mmm f0 lto ^l**U>toytbelontoVonem**t. Ho*,
a poblt* plnltom nnd aaya h# will not w0n ttsiag t0 ^ tt ,t ^ ^ gM<| ^ ^ y^ tWM*| |w ^v
cijc Dioliia Ccbocr
Men ahmiM atar    away  from
liml* omiiir to lack of alwpiirf
•^»*>!«.*wifl«il«l;,An,  hol*\  ar»«f  liOftk
'-*hona*#i   liei-ii»   off-r ororr,fo.t{,   Jf-J*
, ti*.- a ill he git-rii when things get
A. Mcftfta,
;8*cr«Ui7 Lead UikM H». UN :-"E ■"'
>~««W-Vw<.<7.«wjp<r -.*^--^«-:.T^p5^l^7JESarT^5tiS53^
Results secured during the past year re-affirm the position of the Sun Life of Canada as
the largest life assurance organization of the Dominion.
Fair-dealing and progressive business methods have given it leadership in annual New
Business, Total Business in Force, Assets, Surplus Earnings. Net Surplus, Totyl
Income, Premium Income and Payments to Policyholders.
Minister of Labor Reviews
Cause of General Strike
At Winnipeg
Room and Board.—A real home. Ap.
ply 10 Howland avenue or phone 135
For Sale or Rent.—Property. known
as the \V. Jackson property, Dalton
avenue. This place will be sold cheap.
Address Box aSO, Ledger office.       41
TO RENT.—Small house with electric light and water. : Apply. 12 Howland avenue. Price $10.00 per
month. '-IMP'
Europe Threatens With Another Welter of Blood—
The United States
By Henry M. Hyde
Germany makes the step necessary.
FOR ' SALE.—Frame House, 10
rooms, plastered, stone foundation,
■basement, concrete block house, 5
rooms, plastered, full basement, and
Lot 2, Block 70, Lindsay Ave Annex:
$1,500.00. Terms* not the price of one
house.   F. Minton, Box 982, City.
("able to the Spokesman-Review and
Chicago Tribune
LOXDON, May 24.—(Well informed
Americans view with' -increasing anxiety and alarm the international de.
velopments as they affect the vital in.
WINNIPEG, May 26|—-Despite the
fact that the"Winnipeg general strike
has been condemned by leading offlc-
ials^of every branch of government
authority, the union forces made no
move toward industrial peace today.
Announcement that general walk,
outs took place today at Edmonton
and,, Calgary, and that the unions ai
Saskatoon and Regina considered sim.
ilkr action tonight, seemingly strengthened the morale of the local labor
Postal Workers Discharged
On the face of the ultimatum issued
last week by Gideon Robertson, federal minister of labor, a large majority
of Winnipeg postal clerks were today
automatically ousted from the federal j
service.   Robertson gave the workers j
Mrs. E. Todd
British ColuMbta
It was a live bunch of men that met
in the council chambers of the city
hall on Tuesday evening and reorgan.
ized the Board of Trade for the pur.
pose of furthering the interests of Fernie aud district. A board of enthusiastic officers, were chosen and it is the
intention of these men to keep in
touch with the various committees and
see that every avenue which' may lead
to further progress for Fernie is thor.
oughly explored. That there is much
that a live Board of Trade might ac.
complish for Fernie goes without saying. Fernie can be made a better
place in which to live and there are advantages in this city which have never
been exploited for the benefit of the
citizens as a whole.
The Publicity Committee of the new
organization has issued the following
"For the purpose of furthering the
Interests of the City of Fernie and
District, the citizens met and reorgan.
ized the Board of Trade and a Board
of enthusiastic officers has been elect.
"Different committees have been
formed and will immediately deal with
tbe following subjects:
"(a)    lVoltclty and general adver-
From Silesia  comes  word that an
army of 130,000 is ready to fight to J until noon to return to work or  to J
the death against annexation  to  Po.  stand discharged.    Only a few went
land.   Berlin declares the Germans will back.   A similiar order by the provin.
never sign./ cial  government   to  provincial  tele.
The  British,  French,  Belgian  and phone operators received the same reforests of the United States.    These  Americanl armies  on   the   Rhine   get sponse.    _^ - *
fears may be chiefly due to the policy ! ready.   The' London papers announce     The city council met tonight to con-
of   mystery   and   silence , which   sur-: Jt probably will be necessary for air  sider  a  communication  made  public
\ rounds the peace conference in Paris, j squadrons to bomb Berlin.   Paris' says  last night by .Mayor Charles F. Gray
and out of which  comes  a  flood  of j Marshal Foch has resigned because his requesting that no city employee who
disquieting   and   sensational   rumors, j recommendations are not adopted, but
Certainly everywhere one finds an at--j that the resignation was refused. Prob-
mosph-ere of intrigue and suspicion,       ; ably all this is true, but nobody is sure
Tremendous forces are engaged in ! of anytKing.
desperate struggles all over Europe, j        European Atmosphere Cynical   ■:■•■■
Imperialism and established order arej    The atmosphere all over Europe—
in a fight to the death with the radicals j especially in Paris—is cynical, sordid,
and   the   revolutionaries.    The  great j aim0st apathetic, and fatalistic.   What
world religions—'Mohammedanism. Ro. j i3 jrue today is a lie tomorrow.   Even
man Catholicism and Judaism espec-jthe peace conference changes its de.
ially_are  active  in  the   struggles— cjgions' sb often that its secretaries
great financial and commercial interests are pulling powerful strings.
Great empires are splitting up the
world to suit themselves and the Uni.
ted States may presently be left holding the bag.
Secrecy and Silence Prevail
The worst of it all is that the statesmen of the world—including especially
our own—seem 'to have universally
adopted a policy of secrecy and silence.
Every responsible leader with whom 1
talk admits the gravity of the sltua.
tion, then lifts a warning hand and
says "Hush!"
"I feel we are living in a powder
magazine," said one of the most highly
placed Americans in London yesterday. Then he advised me not to send
this dispatch for fear of its possible in.
Huence, not on the people in the United
States, but on these in Europe,   But 1
iionnnt toon quint nny longer.
must have hard work to keep up.
^Finally, everybody Is puzzled by the
refusal of the Paris conference to permit the publication of the peace treaty
in any of the allied countries. An Eng.
lish translation is freely for sale in
Germany. It cannot be printed in Eng.
land. France or the United States.
Parliament asks questions only to be
snubbed. Why? What secrets are
New Agreement Talked of.
Xow eomes word from Paris on the
authority of the London Expresr if a
new agreement between Great Britain, France and Japan, which, if true,
is of tremendous importance to the
United States. It is nothing less than
the actual division of the Chinese em.
pire Into three great slices, one of
which is to go to each of three great
powers.    Great   Britain   gets   Tibet,
joined the sympathetic strike should
b« taken back unless he signs a writ,
ten agreement to not leave his post
in the future.
The question of operating street
cars tomorrow also was before the
council. .Mayor Gray stated today that
the city would furnish "adequate protection" if the car service, suspended
since the strike began on May 15, Is
The   Winnipeg  citizen's committee
which recently endorsed the principle
of collective bargaining between employers and union men but which re.
fused to agree to the plan submitted
bv the labor leaders as a basis of
strit-e settlement, today received the
formal support of the government.
Cause of Trouble
Senator Gideon Robertson, minister
of labor, issued this statement:
"Conditions for the right of col.
lectlve bargaining, which are stated to he the cause of the Winnipeg
strike, seem to be generally misunderstood.
"The employers, parties to the
original dispute; the president of
the Canadian Manufacturers' As.
soctation end the citizens' comlt-
„ gseehuai*—and-a^*'"'" Sinm '■ France y
"((b) Development of our natural
scenery, hunting and fishing;
"(c) The .bringing in of tourists to
this District and making this thoir
"(d) The improvement of streets,
sidewalks and roads;
"(e) Healthy recreation for children and adults;
"(f)   Public Health;
"(«)   Industrial expansion;
"(h) The betterment of train ser.
vice, and particularly tho ^establishment of the old local; and
"(i) The beautifying of all parts of
our city.
"A fund lo carry out this work is
necessary, and a membership committee will circulate a list fnr the purpose
of obtaining subscriptions and members.
"The time Is ripe to boost this Ills.
trict—Indications are that tourist
trade will be heavy this year.
"It Is the duty of every citizen to do
his or her t^art and only In this way
can the desired result be obtained."
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TOHONTO, Mav *J«.---On lehalf of I
thc ro-operaMvv I'nlon of Canada, \V. •
V. Goodwin, ui Vari,:, Out., brought Le- ,
font the rominlahlun InveUlKsitlnK In. j
diHtrrd win-*.*.! wi thi" nfiernuoii *'-*"*- j
«if>ii. the propriety of kh-pUIii-k "Moral j
le-KlMlatlf.il under whlrh provlnciiil,
j.,,,,. .* !f|, ,*, ...,i-ii io rn Mp.-rMifvi' 'in-1
rletle« ie< dim Inn from joint wtork \
eimpanio*, iiilvht tie eo-nnlinated. Ur'
f-lnlnn'd that uniformity oi law* worn I j
asidst the m<»v*'»n<-m In which wnn to'
bo fci»ti<l a mo-iii". 'fi .•ll!'!!mtK».,y tn'i'-l* ;
nf tlu* wa;.t»> of distribution-
Civil Servant* Wsnt More Pay
AI-wmd'T   \!e\»o*r<l*ie,  Ken< ril   *-■■.
ii tary of th*< i«tt*-r -carrier* of I'niuinlii.
ap;wir<«il *<> *-•'" *vhat  invwire «.»u)d
he liT'in-ali* <«• t'"ir ti|mit Hi*' $<•>• "t
mtnt to f.i;* ''•*' f'!t" ':' rnm»* '■" r"l"
ijMint-f- ••■«".■• lm " b\fb "* hv-f    Tht- Hv
II wr* iv<' In t'i"* d.-i'.'*« of the war, to
«.\Ul !i;«(l tn tw .'Hi'i'tit to e.irry in
"Tht-  wir I* o*.<-r, " h*- eon'imiei.
••t»,f   i.".-..  .-len'*   -"•■■   nn-   '"*   '   -   ''; '>'<"
>.'.    Thn ■••   v lv*  "-'l'li'  mm !;:*-.•
*.-*.- ■   *, * *   ;■:,■•■ -•.,:   i*   *-■•!!!   't'iil
I am quite sure that the people at
home are too far away and too busy
with domestic problems to see or appreciate fully the appalling Importance
to the future of our country of what Is
going on in Europe. I think they ought
to know clearly as I can tell them what
the situation Is as I see It.
Cables to U. S. Closed
First of all, we have been upset in
the last two weeks by three things.
We have been almost entirely cut oiT
from communication with America.
For three dn.VB we were not permitted
to send any cables at all. Tho explan.
at ion that the linos are out of Older
may be true, but one learns to he suspicious. The Indirect method? of the
press censorship are many and our
own people in Paris have not been the
least offenders. Then, after all ar.
rangements had been made for the receptions of General Pershing and
•larsh of tho American army In London
the whole thing Is suddenly cancelled
with tho statement that doubt about
tee, as constituted since the strike
occurred,. all agree to the principle of collective bargaining as it
is interpreted; namely, the right
of any individual to belong to a
labor union if he so desires, and
the right of employees to bargain
with employers concerning mat.
ters affecting any individual plant
or industry.
"The central strike committee,
however, interpret the rights of
collective bargaining to mean that
. the central body shall have the
power to approve or reject any
agreement that may be satisfac
tory to the employer or classes of
employers and their employees, if
granted, would have tlie result of
enabling any central 'committee
entirely outside the industry or
craft affected dictating the acceptance or rejection of any agreement.
"It, therefore means, instead of
giving to the workmen in any individual plant or industry the right
of collective bargaining with their
employers, deprives them of thq
right, and places them entirely in
the hands of a central body, which
principle the citizens' committee
of Winnipeg, provincial and feder.
al governments agree cannot be
Distributing Mail
Distribution of vast quantities of
mail stored In the Winnipeg post office
began in earnest today.-under the direction of federal officials. The post
office guarded by soldiers, was the
magnet for hostile, curious and Interested pedestrians. Men with union
buttons on their coats made caustic
remarks, but no disturbance of a ser.
ious nature took place.
There has been a feeling that so far
as local issues of the Winnipeg strike
are concerned, the test of. strength
md control might not take place until
the street cars were put into service.
Mayor Gray said today that he hoped
to have the cars running tomorrow,
and th^t he "was going to keep them
(Mayor Gray read with interest a
dispatch that city policemen" and fire,
men and postal workers would not
join the sympathetic strike in Calgary
The Winnipeg walkout Involved all
public utilities workers.
Seasonable Millinery in the Latest Styles from the
Great Fashion Centers
Goats, Capes, Suits, Gowns, Dresses, Whitewear, Hosiery, Fancy
Work Materials, etc.
I Special attention to Mail Orders.
All Ratepayers whose taxes
are still unpaid for the year 1918
are hereby reminded that inter
est is being: charged at the rate
bf 8 per cent per annum.
A tax sa-le will be held on September 30,1919.
'^isnnn-y^iiiinjiun^^^ "nnimiiniui
The United Church
Rev. C. E, Batzold. Pastor
Services, Sunday, June 1
11.00 a.m.    "Enmity Against God"
7.30 p.m.      "Entering Into Rest"
12.15 p.m. Sunday School
pets eastern Siam, Yunnan, and west
em Kwang Tung, and Japan northeast fchina, Shantung. Manchuria, and
Part ot the deal is the recognition
of Admiral Kolehak as the virtual
ruler bt Russia. ,
Incidentally, In sptte ot Premier
Lloyd George's promise to parliament
that no more British troops should be
sent to Russia, word comes that a
forco has been landed for tho advance
on Petrograd and the papers this
morning print a list of six different lo.
calitles In Russia in which the elMiw
are fighting the bolshevlsts In aid of
the Kolehak government. And Sawn,
off, former minister of tho Csar..U In
London aftor a stay of some weeks In
I roeord my conviction, based on
nersonal Investigation In large areas
ot France and Belgium and on tallts
with lhe host Informed people In Europe that the ITnltod States has hardly
r. frlond left In Kurope,
Strangers and visitors heartily welcomed
lishes An Interview With
The Head of Soviet
The Fernie Co-Operative
Society Would Direct
Workers To The Foil-
owing Article
Gladstone Locals
Appeal To The Pit
Bosses at Coal Creek
Ferine. IM'.. Mny 'Jiitli. li»11»
Tlii> is a eepy nl' i-irviiinr h'H.r i-mn-tl Ity IjiiuUtiiiif l.n<*nl Tnlon
ill |»ii Imkkm-s ,iihI nthi-r nil!rial*, wt.rkim: nt tin* t'onl (Y» «'U uiim-*.
Tho Manchester Guardian gives the following account of mi in-j lB the "Amerl^Vederationlst" for
torview ot Lenine. by M. Ludovic Naudeau the speeial correspondent j February there appears n comprehon-
*>f tlie ''Temps." The interview took place in February or March j8ive »t*t«n«nt of tho Reconstruction
last.   Lenine said • "I Pro*ram of the American Federation
••w, „ ,,,;,,Bii,1B).v „„xi,,,., .to *„i„,t „„«ivc, ,„ dw^ii^yj'ssjsiS'K
.stiinee.s during Ihe period of transition through which Kurope is pass.'construction appointed at tho St. Paul
ing.   Can a communal state like ours, surrouiuled by capitalistic (,™Vfl»tlon in Juno, 15)18.   It is coun.
states, exist?   Why not f.  of course it is very difficult for a peonle;ter**,gn®d *y p"»,,,eot Samuel Com.
,..,.„.*, .  , ,.   ,    ,   j «nm.im iui » n*u>|Mi   p-pfg an(i tfa« other members of tho
like the Kussiap people, young and little developed, to live without Executive Council of the Federation.
ri.y.tiw wmiKKKS;
W.* ttivi tu ilr.iw y.>nr ;itt<'tili»iii t.i tlif fjn't lhal uv mv -,,t il(i.,
Iiiih- ir»iMU>-il in „ »lruir.d-f to 'niii is tain ill.- Jim ritfliu uf n ci-rtiiin
portion o| ..ur iumilvi^luj.. \\,. ihij,!; t\Ui\ it m hardly ii..t-.-.wu,v
|* tii'fiii-!*■* ui 'iiir (li'in.utiU. st* y«.ii mu-i (Viidilv
Cost Of Living Suri't'tl up t.i the limit uluivin
numerous tics with the neighboring and more advanced nations.   Wis
need technicians, scientists, and aU the apparatus of universal industry.   Particularly today, when the productive power* of Russia nr«
destroyed, we arc unable iilnne to dcvelopc the immense i-esoim-oM
jof this country.    Tiider m*U *oiu[ii'i*,n**, however disagreeable the
admission, wc must admit that our principles, though upplyiug with-
j in our own frontier*, must beyond our frontiers give phu-e lo politieal
jitfreemcnts which will allhnv us to live,    Thus we very sincerely
; propose to lecoiiiiize that we must pay the income on foreign loans
1 nnd, us we hnvo no money, \v<' shall pay it with corn, oil, and all hinds
of raw materials of which we slmll have enough mho iioriii.il production is resumed.
: We have decided to jrrnitl timber and mining coucc-udon* to the
■ *t'"tt,*i,» ,4 iii.   uh,*i,if V*t\\*:itt, on eoiithiioii nml ine eNHeiitiit*! principles of Soviet JiUvsilt ale |e*pcc|ed,    Km titer. We sjiolllil lie resigned
t<i ceding territories of the old liiissiau empire io eeriniti Kntente
Powers.    !!ngli<.h dapniiese ami American capitalists are very anx-
i'U-   !'■•!'  «■!!■ i!   ''ollee.nniolO.     As  for   I'V.mi'C,   VV.-   iU'.'   l|o!   eh „|*.     Thefe
-.eriu*. to <i,. two oppo«.i-d citrreiils in France no far as we are concerned. We shall not ivm*I any jviimhihMc detiiamU that will it'.x\*
n* peace.   If too much is asked We «hnll tight mid defend otirsehe-*,
On tho subject of co-operation the
American Federation of laibor do.
dares Itsolf as follows:
"To attain the greatest possible
development of elvlH*ntlon, !t 1«
ossenttal, among other thin.**,
that the people should never dele.
Kate tn others those activities and
responsibilities which ihey nro
capable of ansumlni; for thom
reives, Democracy can function
best with the leant Inlerfcrenw
by the state compatible with due
nroieitlon to thc rights of all cit-
IZOtlB. •
'There aro many problems arl*.
lot from  nmrfnetfon,. frsnonorfn,
tion and distribution, which would
bo readily solved by applying tho
methods of cooperation, Unnec.
essary middlemen who exact n tax
from tho' community without ron.
derlng any' useful service can be
"The farmers through cooperative dairies, canneries, packing
houses, grain olevators and other
co-operative enterprises, can se.
cure higher prices for their products and yet place these la the
hands at lower prices than won't
otherwise be paid. There Is an
almost limitless field tor the con.
(turners in which to establish eo,
operative buying and seHlnin. and
in ihis most necessary development, the trade unions should
take an immediate and active part.
"Trado unions seenre fair wag.
cs. Corporation protwts the
wage earner from the nrotlteer.
"Participation In these co-open,
tlve agencies must of ne-eossity
prepare thc mnnn of the people
to participate moro effectively 'n
the solution of tho Industrial1, coa.
marciat. social and political prob-
te'1'.i ivMeh  eiifVliuia'li'- \\*l«*. "
Fernie Co-OpercTfive Society Ltd*
Jtuoipoiatrd IWI
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lllfolllti-ly t**en!i|d  *h*i!   lliefe lie  |i«.  v.]!,
oui  1,1 to ei' ii «• !ici';u i';i i-e.-on- nil arMiiinI j
have believed » few yenrs ajM ill the possibility of the nntionaii-attimi
Tin W.si.iii l»oivi> we begiiiiiiug i , s,e Unit ii is imi quite so on*.y ,»f w,|w„y« in Ain.riea. »r Hint ihis republic would buv up all the
to ,,;,ke war on its ,is Ihey thotmht i.l flmt.    An honest peace would  w |„.a, ,„ }„,» ** ,„ „„,. Uimt v-mmmit ht ,)„, „»„,,.]   The U*nme of
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line tfir.c tl'i'tis'iKi* \or*i',s lunif to run froni X't'oha, n •■liifioti mi tin*
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tnitliooH »f te»eti»r»'« nnd nil kind* of iHiexol.Mted mine** will full
■ wriliot 'lie donatit of the eotmtrit"Tiot-i <• •onpnny. A* ue have nit
Me* meaiot lo «|n'Velo|» tlic«e o»ir«rIve«* there in i»m hnrm in iriviier the
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pmttion ta know that tko normi «**
de* to t&a f»«t that tl* »!trrti»it mm
wttb f*«Hll#« rmtd *** matt* ho**
emtn m**l, not batnotm .nuplnjer*
wootd not meat tn*» and dttmm mm
ter* with tlwin
•»» Ive* in by *n»-h netioti. .ts..S v,e it-;rt.»udy nilmirn- their rotira«,»«-, The,
jin ui!»e|S of t;!ild*»to;>e I^e-.ii li.t-ic »lre,id« pb'dsfcd th*efn<ie!ve*% !|ol tn
r. ..time worlt until .dl KireSoi,*.^ ,ire i.-.f>-tiited without prejudice or
KO'tit. and ar«- ri.oly to take
»* «n5ne *t.Mi«i witli i-i'tf»nl fo *otir«»iie«.    We nab \*m u* thinb the
iti,*tt**r >•*,*•,  *'Hti
Is n worth while to earn for votir*«*if the;
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wnhe«» of thone who, however miteh lhev tnav pretend to have yonrl   ,  .*'".' "
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fill I'lUiitt .it,- * ti,tti.i,,ii-7ii (i.».r. wdid than iiiey were witli tt», a rev-
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ioli h* o toreifrn «»tmlrj'.   ll t% a on** of e^liitjf prujorty »»f the itn?e( ^j^
i"i' tt lived 'ei'iu. {O'oha'dy •■iultt * i-it.f*. uiili the i k:ht of r*,|nir.'h.-.t»*iu." f*,,.   ,*,        ,*,.*,*    -r       <y    ■ i- , -   * *■■■•-,    **■   •
ihir .-n.liti.ina wit! ml lw h-ml.   The law, of the Soviet ffxiiiu lliej |>J|Mrr of m iietnmnv ,*, mmM ,,,„ mti.h ,*%ii.r with then/fhlw Willi
* 'a/t h,nv Xy Aml  !r*.»->l l.y o.*rUw*-i, ** <»r**maa1i«R» will ?»-»„„ ,„ {>t...rrH,tlwt#, iu   jm-lnltaw would find in the weal the «t»f«, the
ie«,.,~l«l. and that will niMov.   Of «mr*. tln^ i- a itrwt d..j»;ir{ureL||(,|jt> ff||. „rsaJlisl,Mi ttun v,irj,.ly
frons pure eo :imnii*ie .noi U-.-r." h*% he.-n mn«-l» «'oiiir..ver*y e;ver th-*"
proje t. hut we have de.-iilcd to aeeept wli.it the |»eri«»«l of transition j
(iu >0)|i'o    >*'iit.-ii    Wi-   iim"   |.(i«*»intt    li-tiiii-m   r,,-''!-**.!!;
■ffovemmeut will keet* anv hon-.I it *i^;v«*.
Vou tt.)* mf -jiImmii ihe fulurt- u! the world.   J uio no prophel, hul
m .mre .-that the old *tate «»f rapit*li»t« anni of tr** trade.
**m"' vtteh a* Kn«lam! wa*'. U dytrtflr   The *U1* of the fntun? will monopo
+.****.-rn ■Y.nf.r -,vy*i'i A th* j»r*"w-Tji ti.wv
,* of inlelleetnul nml inalerial h#li»
whieh we laek here.
i        I *%m up hy *,iywtr that *xp*ri*-nee ptnrm tkat #re*ff hnman
iioUI(e-\iV, i jj^yj, n m-m-ing t*)ir«rtf* Soeiahoin by ita own nml.   The wkl wwhl
-.-Hii Uit loUtfe*!'  t-'A,**,     Tl.*-  k•■J^,lOt'0,i■.• HtUUlUao 4 oaei*M*tet'«'-tli U>   lie* Pit**'
will prwipitate ita downfall.   All tlat hat hmt *nxil, all tbat ean lw
.nul, pgmnal Il.e -uUW sn tmphyt't it** mm jprnwrnt-eil ttt -tktt-Abtt.
tbta f «'**laitkw«.. Ta rttMCiIjr tho lUtonU Af llw itnu- #mpl**wr* we afctll
li'ATf t*» *ittkt mt ntm' t<*tnm -tit <eh-x*.w<\, Iiiii twlay f! h fei^wJ** l«
,uud in rranr.1 to ymtf*.dv,* tlut ihr, .»re ukim with thr ten ...l,^ #my||(il|f> ,l(|>. „v,r>, tIlillg. ^.U mrjr aiitl(|,   ^ ,Volu,iMtt af
the world i« movint inevitably l«wa^b iknomiinm.   Thrt* ar, var-j ^ ^ ^u U,^dm fa ,^U^i.  Ttt*. a uiU b.m*» «Kl
oMiMmiNK i/TAk rxiox 	
-.., ttHHi**lV*»tUW -***■:  *1m**v«  UV.V.UMUUK
i hit* ir*i»*iti»Mal form* «imi pfc»**e». nul lh* ffoal te **m,   Wh* w*mbi i ^mf m ^ ^ ^^ wt/uj^it


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