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All Roads Will Lead to Fernie on Dominion Day, Tuesday, July 1
A Fine Programme of Sports
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OWNED, CONTROLLED/PUBLISHED BY DISTRICT 18, U.KLW.of A.
VOLUME 1    NO. 45
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. Ci, JUNE 20, 1919
V
Printed By Union Ubor
"CLOSED TOWNS" IN CANADA
(By J. iS. Woodsworth)
It is not generally known that there
still exist in Canada "Closed Towns."
These- are found most frequently in
British Columbia, but occasionally in
other provinces. When we hear people
talking easily about this being a
"free country" aud wondering at the
industrial unrest, we often wonder how
they can remain so ignorant ot the true
situation.
ln one of these company towns
which I visited recently, the only access was by means of a steamship. As
the passengers left the boat the purser
stood on one side of the gang plank
and the company's timekeepers on
the other—unless a passenger was
considered "satisfactory" to the company he was not allowed to land. In
a similar way, a workman was not allowed to leave unless he could show
clearance papers from the company.
A bridge connected the -town with
the works. A guard with a. big Btlck
absolutely refused admissions without
papers—even to men who wished to
interview the manager. "Strict orders."
The store wa's, of course, a company
store, with company prices. Some
men daring the displeasure of the
company and risking dismissal, sought
to get goods cheaper by ordering by
mall. It was all of no avail, as the
company owned the wharf and charged a high wharfage tax on each parcel.
The Social Hall was a company ball
—all meetings or entertainments have
to be endorsed by the company. In
another similar town tbe men who
wanted to organize a union, tried   to
 hold_a..aegtiag-OE ths strest=wUt-tiis
streets were company streets. Fortunately, there was a government
bridge across the river—here they
held tbelr meeting, ln tbe town whose
conditions I am describing, tbe men
are not yet organised—most of tbem
are "foreigners"—easier to "handle"
tban "whHe slaves."
Tbe school was supported by the
government but managed by trustees
wbo were tbo nominees of the com'
pany. Woe to tbe teacher who showed any Independence of spirit!
Tbe church wm ou company property and supported largely by tbo company, and Attended chiefly by the company officials. In another company
town the minister Informed me that
ho was allowed to conduct services on
the express understanding that he
confine himself exclusively to "spirit*
ual matters."
The post office, though supposedly
a Canadian Government institution,
wm practicaly under the censorship of
the American company Uut owned the
factory and homes and stree-n In one
company town. if a letter hearing tte
stamp of n labor organtutlm cane
aidressvi ti an implore*, tha'. man
wnn marked for observation It not dismissal. If he wished to writ* to a
labor official he found It necessary to
write under cover to an outside friend.
Labor papera were undelivered. Statements to tMa effect hare torn given
to me by disinterested persons.
TO a labor delegation tht B. C,
Government confessed Ita Inability to
deal wRh tht problem ot tbt cloeed
-town. Recent legislation declares the
waterfront and tht post office open,
hat tbt company's official still stands
at tbt ganc Planh|
Confessedly, sucb « situation Is In
tolerable. Bet Is it so much worn
tban tbt conditions under wMeh thi
majority ot Industrial workers live?
Tbt C PR. and tbt other big rail
roads pretty effectively control om
movements tnd tbt distribution of
goods. Special pollet and ttMltra are
tbt counterpart of tbt ward *ith **•
Mt Mirk. Tbtr art there ta antoret
law aad eider, bet tfcey tato thtlr order* from thot* wbo are in control of
tbt Mf latteaate.
Attempt te ttari a retail «*
optative ttor* not one toda blrnetW
up against all sorts ot agreements and
understandings between retailers and
wholesalers     end     tninofiictiiwn
Canada Uses Methods of Ihe
Kaiser  And   Czar For
"Suppression" of Industrial Unrest
The sensation of the week has been
the arrest at 'Winnipeg of a number
of men prominently connected with
the Winnipeg strike and the announcement that warrants are out for others
connected with the One Big Union
movement.
Those arrested are:
R. B. RUSSELL, secretary of Metal
Trades Council and one of the men
chosen at Calgary to take the vote on
tbe One Big Union.
REV.   WILLIAM  IVI8NS,  editor of
Western Labor News.
. R. E. BRAY
GEORGE W*. ARMSTRONG.
ALDERMAN JOHN QUEEN.
ALDERlMAN A. A. HEAPS.
MOSES OHARITONOFP.
MOSES ALMAZOFF,
-MIKE -BERENZUK,
A. SHOPPELERE.
It is also said that warrants are
out for W. A. Pritchard, chairman of
tho 0. B. U. committee; V. R. Midgley,
secretary, and R. J. Johns, another
member of that committee*.
The arrests were made by the
mounted police, the homes of the men
being visited between three and four
o'clock Monday, morning. The Labor
Temple was also raided and Senator
Gideon Robertson is the authority for
the statement that $25,000 was found,
together with evidence that the strikers had been receiving Russian money
from "Soviet sources in Chicago."
It is a source of wonderment to
some of the   newspapers    that    no
Pritlhard Arrested
disturbances are following the arrests
of these men and without, any hesitation others have stepped in to fill their
places. The most pleased man in
Canada seems to be Senator Gideon
Robertson who remarked to the Associated Press reporter that tho arrests
had been "a very nice job,' The arrested men ware talcen to Stoney
Mountain penitentiary and placed in
"separate cells. They will be tried by
a special board of enquiry consisting
of Col. Stearns of the R. N. W. M. P.,
Commissioner A. A. Perry and Acting
Commissioner of Immigration Thomas
.lelley.
"Under the amended order ln council, the board will have power to deport the accused immediately," said
\. J. Andrews, crown prosecutor. "If
:iey do not come under this amendment they can be dealt with under
the criminal code. The board may
not consider the charges sufficiently
serious for immediate deportation, in
which case original proceedings will
be immediately instituted.
"None of those under arrest will be
admitted to bail, and there will be no
trial in the civil courts."
All over Canada resolutions are
being passed calling for a general
strike all over Canada to secure the
please of the prisoners. Newspapers
throughout Canada, are expressing divergent views, some criticising and
others praising the strong arm methods being used to quell industrial unrest.
CALGARY, Jiine20—W. A. Pritchard was arrested here today and is held in jail. One Big Union
central committee appeals to every working man and
woman to cease work regardless of occupation. Vancouver, where rfside Pritchard's wife and two kiddies,
has been notified *
Alberta's Chief Mine Inspector Tries Hand As
Strikebreaker
Governments "Passing The
Buck" In Connection
With District 18
Strike
Why Do Both the Federal and Local
Governments Shirk Enquiring
Into Working Conditions in
This District
Prominent Operators .Gather In Fei*
nie—Great Northern Railway
Anxious for Crow Coal
Malicious Rumors Regarding Pres. Christophers
Shown In Court To
Be Groundless
The rumors that coal operators and
others have helped circulate regarding
JP. iM. Christophers, president of District 18, bave received an effective
quietus, in the Supreme Court of
British Columbia before His Lordship,
Mr, Justice -Macdonald, an opportunity
was given to make good on any ot the
malicious stories wbleb have been Insidiously spread. President Christophers was commended In opon court
by Mr. Justice Macdonald tor the statement he hnd made while ou tbe stand
relative to the strike In Fernie, Michel
and Morrissey In 1903. In the action
which President Christophers brought
against J. It. Wallace who was alleged to have made a statement that
at one time Christophers had received
money from a former manager of the
Crow's Nest Pms Coal Corapauy, tbe
attorney tor Mr. Wallace declared tbat
they wonld make no attempt to prove
the troth of the alleged charge but Instead would deny that such utterance
bad been made. Tht case centered
on Ihe making of the alleged statement
and, m the Chief Justice polnttd out
to the Jur; iu bl* chargi!, nothing was
brought out wblch In any way reflected on the honesty and the Integrity of
President Christophers.
A special Jury waa allowed tht de-
feudant In the cast and was composed
M fOllOWS!
Col. Chas. B. Messiter, Waldo, randier; James A. Ilroley, Itoosvllle, lumberman; William Carlln, Kort Steele:
Merchant; 11.1. Clregson, Dorr, Hen-
Ueman: Peter ft. Lundle, Pernie, Con
tractor; James B. McCool, Pernie, Con-
inner: William McKay, Waldo, HeM
Proprietor; W, i. i. Morrison, Wko.
uaraDv-roin.
kins but referred only to tbe dissatisfaction among the men which had
existed after the strike in 11103 when
Ihe miners, alleged Wallace, went back
with less pay than they bad when going on strike.
President Christophers was culled
to the stand and gave a full account
of the strike of 1903 when ho was President of the W, K of M, local at Morrissey. in tbat camp the men had received some Increases. Referring to
a copied press clipping Introduced by
the defence he showed that It criticised only tho International oJlldal named
Poherty. The clipping was signed by
"Press Committee, Gladstone Locnl."
In placing tho case before the Jury
Attorney Horchmor emphasized tba
contention tbat there was no attempt
made by him to prove any charges
against President Christophers which
were alleged to have been made. 'It
such a statement were made," declared the attorney, we would have to
admit that a libel had been uttered,"
He proceeded lo discredit the erldence
of Ihe chief wltneM for th* prmievt!
Hon and to point out tbat there had
been rumors which Justified the words
tlK defunUuut admitted to having ut*
tered.
Attorney Macnell, for the plaintiff,
argued that a slander bad bentx uttered
which lnjun-d the plaintiff in hia calling and which were It not refuted
would bring discredit upon him. lie
submitted that the words had not only
To The District Ledger:
Having received complaints    irom
Lethbridge and Hillcrest that   J. T.
Sterling, chief inspector of mines, was
In those districts   trying to get lire-
bosses to return to work, I paid    a
visit to Lethbridge to*get the facts. 1
found out that Sterling had given instructions to the inspector of mines in
the Lethbridge district to collect   the
firebosses together and tell them that
if they did not return to work    and
protect the coal operators property
the provincial government intended to
put men in to protect the property. The
outcome was that he got two firebosses
to return to the Gait mines; these ken
being scabs at heart, only wanted an
excuse to return.  I might atate tbat he
made another failure at Taber,   the
firebosses there refusing to scab.   Ou
receiving the information I sent   tbe
following wire to A. J. McLean, -Minister of Public Works:
Edmonton, Alta., Tuesday, June 10th,
1919.
I have received message from Leth*
bridge, stating tbat Sterling, inspector of mines in Alberta, is using   bis
position to try and   force   firebosses
back to work.   He threatens to put
men In to protect the property ot the
coal operators.   If your department Ib
uRinp him as strike breaker, we will
treat him as sucb.
Bdw, Browne. Sec.
No answer has been received to this
wire.   Mr. McLean is in Ontario, and
bis office has   not the   courtesy   to
answer.
Wire sent to Premier Stewart:
June 11th, 1919.
Charles Stewart, Premier, Provincial
Mouse, Alta.
Complaints coming to District office
that Sterling, chief inspector of mines,
Is acting as strikebreaker.  He is mak*
ing threats to firebosses with intention of forcing them back to work. This
oflice asks for an investigation and if
complaints found true, we ask for his
dismissal. '      '..
Edw. Browne, Bee.
The following reply was received:
Edmonton, June 12,1919.
Edw. Browne, Secretary United Mine
Workers, Calgary, Alta:
•Premier Stewart in east.   Will   be
away two weeks.
H. M. Batker, Sec.
The following wire was then   sent
to Ottawa:
June 17th. 191,9.
Charles Stewart, Premier of Alberta,
Chateau Laurier, • Ottawa:
inspector of Mines   J^T. Sterling.
TCtinFTraTtTlISTO-ilEefnn "Alberta;
He is advising firebosses that if they
do not return to work provincial gov*
eminent will fill tbeir places.   Miners
asking for an Investigation and    will
place facts before you.    If found true
we want him removed from bis position.  Inspectorship under his Jurisdiction in Alberta is a farce,
Edw. Browne, Sec.
1 might also tell our membership
tbat bis scab mission has been a
failure. Instead of firebosses going to
work, more have come out. Two
steam shovel men went to Urule to
load up the coal that Is banked tbere.
They were promised pollco protection.
Some of our boys in Brule had a quiet
chat with these shovel men, and they
quit. There is no coal being lifted at
Brule.     , .
Drumheller Is tight also, ihf coal operators there having orders but cannot get them tilled.
Edw. Browne,
Secretary District is.
Senator Gideon Robertson (the man
who is so much pleased over the "very
nice job" that was made of the arrests at Winnipeg), his deputy minister, P. A. Ackland; Premier John
Oliver and -Minister"of iMines Sloan are
among those who have had the working conditions at Coal Creek under
attention during the past ten days. A
series of telegrams and letters bava
been passing to and from Ottawa and
Victoria. 'Hie Crow's N'est Pass Coal
Company hastened to assure botL governments that lt was not their intention "to abandon Coal Creek" and
have pointed out what great efforts
they are making to save the property.
When asked to have an investigation
Into working conditions both governments have shown that they are adepts
at "passing the buck." The minister
of mines in British Columbia thinks
that the present trouble is directly up
to the Ottawa government while the
Deputy 'Minister of Labor at Ottawa
has a directly opposite opinion. In a
letter to Sam Whitehouse, president of
Gladstone Local Union, S. Bonnell,
M. P., writes In part:
"The Deputy Minister of Labor
also wished me to Impress upon
Would Gideon Be Willing
To Have Profiteer Pattort
Placed In Pen ?
your union as strongly as possible the fact that this federal
government HA3 NO JURISDICTION WHATEVER OVER WORK-
INQ CONDITIONS IN THE
MINES OF THE CROWS NEST-
PASS COAL COMPANY. This
jurisdiction Is entirely In the hands
of the provincial   government at
Victoria."
Based on the above opinion Premier
John Oliver was approached with a
request for his government to appoint
an investigation into the working con*
ditions under the Crow's Nest Pass
Coal company with the intimation that
assurances of such an investigation
would probably, lead to the ending of
the strike within twenty-four hours.
The premier's reply was very noncommittal. The District Ledger wired
to Premier Oliver asking bim if we
wero at liberty to publish that tbere
would be NO SUCH INVESTIGATION.
The telegram was sent several days
ago but Premier Oliver has not yet
given us tbe authority to say there will
be no Investigation. He wires that
the government has the situation In
hand but up to the time of going to
press there has been no announcement
of any intention of the provincial government to investigate.
{.Minister of Mines Sloan is in Nelson
attending the mining convention. He
will probably be in Fernie the first ot
tho week.
This week the secretary of the West-
era Coal Operators, W. P. McNeil, together with Superintendent Green, ot
the West Canadian Collieries were
tn Fernie in conference with the Pre*
sldent of the Western Coal Operators,
W. R. Wilson. Another visitor was
C. P. Hill. They would divulge nothing
tor publication. *
It Is also known that the operating
department of the Great Northern are
mfljtjng flnxlnuR Inquiries Qfihft-Crftw?a_—
Nest Pass Coal Company regarding the.
possible ending of the strike. The
locomotive crews, to use the expression of a railway petty official wbo
was on the station platform at Rextord
on Wednesday "are raising particular
I bell over having to use rotten coal now
Ibeing supplied."
Soldiers, Attention!
Ottawa-rThe government's immigration act has
been given its third reading in the Senate. Senator
Bradbury's amendment expressly forbidding immigration from enemy countries, an amendment which he
said was "called for by the blood of 55,000 Canadian
dead,*'was defeated 26 to 19.
Ottawa, lunn 17.—ft. A. Pringle. K.
(.'„ was present at the sitting of tht
cost of living committee of the commons this morning. He bas been appointed permanent counsel for the
-committee. Hia functions, nn announced, is to assist the committee.
W. II I'atton, of tht Patton Manufacturing Company, of Sherbrookt, wm
Shovel Men At Brule Asked
Io Scab, Said "Nothing
Doing" And Left
examined as to the profit* of his nrm
been njiokin lo onn mnn but had In in -which utuuufacturs tweeds, tie.    He
corroborated by another  and It had Hid ihe etrnlnta were: tttt, l.ll ptr
been «hown that previous to that Umo(i*ut., Uiit.tnM. per tent.-, ma, Minn
Hot d«leiul-Hiii bad utttm-ti word* A*ro .\mr .fitt , is*I*« tt.il percent,
gatory to iho plaintiff. |   Remarking that tbe Increase   tmm
Ttt" *rgmu*ftt ef th* 4ttt%*t   thai,'.HI u«   iWt ***   |j»«*au*w«iMti.   Mr.
tho retailor had to get 70 per cent. ui»o
"where are we going to slept" he
asked,
"If yon were contfeat with less pro-
nu. naturally It would rvdiic* tn**
eM of t Add to the mau *h*i haa to
nU-'ite his ibiluren 'i*ayr r,tM*\ .Mr
Prii«l«.
There was no direct answ«r to this,
and ,Mr Prim*;'* put his <|u*iUo*>i in
srotUr wjy:
CeuM Bring Oswn Priest
"Could ion bring down prims    by
lowering your proflur*
,\o d«Mil>t.  tns«*<red Mr. PaitQM
Brulu, June IT.—At a special meeting
held near Urule station on Saturday,
June Hth between thc steam shovel
men who had been sent In to load up
the big coal pile and a tew of tue
strikers, the following resolution was
unanimously voted for by the steam
nhovtl crtw;
Whereas, the great coal pile at
llf-jU- Is tii-rtu».C> barutless where tt
Is, therefore be it reaolved. that we
leave It where it Is.
Tb« full crew of Iilleen men then
pulled out by freight train. Thn mn
nt Brule appreciate their action and
hope that all others whom the roll-
pany trie* ta insure to dn this work
will lhc> are made of the same kind
of stuff.
Th#r» ar* no MKN working *t
It-rut**. Tbe nrobotsea after giving
ihe strike rommltf-ws th«lr promise
that ll ih» ar»bos*ea in ihe Crow were
Members tf tit miners* ortattaatimt I ||P Wallet* had ni»t made sny s««>h J Prfttgl* aaknl:   "Has that aoraahutg!   Wltnetn said there were tr»m umlmt tb*j »«ul«l aiep marking an* still
Havt naked Th* Ittatrtet IMger to et
plain why It la tlmt ot apecial jwlec
no name* of member* of organised
tabor appear, We regret that we cau
ffre nu explanations.
|   Two wltaeeete. William Kohton aad
, ... |#v ,,,,. 1*t.t
Wharfage" ertetatn many fwnsa	
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t*fttmim, i*«*r* tn «*wH! «** i***!*«**, ** ** ***•■* *** ***** **•
tin it>n similar limn in Csna.lt,   but
th*r» was no arrangement regarding
cbarga and the admission that had < io do with the coat of clothing tn Can
sack a charge been made tt would have 1 adaf'
b»on libelous evidently lafl|«*M«-d lh« j    "It has ewnetblng te dn with tt," r*-pn**n m tar ss he was concf»nt«><I
my for their verdict waa thtt no label piled Mr. Paitau. I   Mr,  PHngle   comment*!   warmly
Iii44 benu iiU«r*.J*. it haa a grttt deal to dlo with It." upon the situation.      lit aald   that
In his charge to tht Jury   Jndge Ittmnn*ni*d Vr Prtmrl* 'wri** t* •».« *im~,**t»n #>» .^».»r■■*.*
, mtnmmam mm itai l<ftw«t«ttt Oiria-j   *Mr. Prtaale   brought tm that latiatMn and the war cwidlileta <nr***w-i
working with lhe nt^ptlon of   lHn
lirlsco who Is vbtltlng   in ih*  t'rnw
What can you eipectT One of these
men beforo he got his flrebotsea'
hardly lost a da/ during the tight
months strike when be waa at Passburg. Another one ot these laid
around the bunk house all winter. Ht
never sent for the doctor but laat ht-
tote the uinke be got the long-looked
for Job and now be Is their ilka a duck
making up for lost time. Another oat
a few years back cost (lladstont local
union a lot of money hy them paying %
ihe committee to tight and get makeup
for htm aa ht was never ahlt to make
wages at the t'reek. One of tht
welgbmen is driving, Tht other bees
driver, the outside boas, Is teamster
and the tlmekoepcr Is back hand and
barn boss.    Some lint tp. eh?
W# wish some of tht «, W. V, A.
boys who art picket duty In Edmonton
would eome to Itrwle
Th« n-pmiarv ba* iu»t t*r*itt4 tht
certilieate ror thank offering shares do<
nm*d tn the memorial fund at -tSdmoa-
ton by Rrule I'nlon men.
A Striker.
MiiM-maw'
THE WAR* AOAINiT SOCIALISM
in i*1n*t* ftt*t*,t*t.t.xit*,r\ *-OX. *tv- jifiui
nfpntatad pfhfie oftaton  fitrtf wtn
decMt the tPtttltt aa tt what ptoplt
aw Uriah, tr wf, tow umi «tr to*
gaalsa. aad the vtry rettrkttd UmlU
•Well ther tsar asatetala aaU-
u^.\m j   .V.v-i' ,y,{.,-.   av. «..:Udtt<: ni.o.im' iiirutu ui tte Mm lot tte year «imIm»k , tug geoda coving tn from   England, \ ar* tbe wart sfslnnf   ffncinllM   fftv
Christophers Md taken money from |a cowing tm ibe naod and «*Nti«4t« 1 January il. l»l«, were ll«MM. or Uith* Patton Irm wm enabled to put up j^mmenu. ttll! proceeding In Kurope,
Uettrnl Manager Tonhtns. t former J th# gitmiian' tt the time at ttm ntmnlpur t*mt mm * *f*p«t*l *««** «« f*»,- '-nn piHw to the <«te«t  "Jwt It   6*4
Manager tf tht €*a« a Kett r*ae umi i „ mi, „ he had doo» There had heen I om.    This waa afttr dtdtrtlng mmk earned 71 per rent on its capital. To
«Mapany,forthtMtUemealotalah*M'|Ra attempt to prove, declared    th*lirflwni.»wi to patriotic ftmda, ete. For!the prices ot these goods had to be
l»e pfMt and tha
tatted by tha eaMle b«t patwt
ibtnmtitthwCttl'
Wt htvt tht fsrMt tl
tat »*t ae tt aead tt be tali.
thnttwMt
sa Mia? (Mi «•
Walts** swtt-e that bt
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HC1   WW-nPRf omJbtOtmWm^       *"▼
admitted havftig had tht tonvttMthw
rtfwrtf to hy KthtM aad KrtektoH.
Ht ilalMH lint what he bad aald re-
gafdlag ChrMtpktra wta tint be wa«
surprised that tht Mlatn woald tltct
htm after the trttletaM thtt* waa Mtit
et hUt following a atrike at Fernie.
thnl '•*«-"«*'"    *•>■»    ♦"""':;,. 4i.*, ,.,*;;** **-***k, ;.. iti...   .*-*% -..mmmm* mm* **mtmitmm.* * *»«•** ■!■•>*»•»»
■nitty ot any wrong doing   ft waa tor ? protl* wett ?U yer cent.  Tht  tel-jprotta htftra thty retched the   tooth* inty ta dertd* a* to wb+ther the | tact at tht ewdlt of the trm anhjeet | atmtr.
utterance a* alleged had been made or to war us waa tl,tl».m, * -Prewy CltM Secetd
net.   If tt bad tw>*n made then cer- A Httdttmi Utttra f   "Tht only rival ret have tt tht turn-
wlnly tb* r*> had beea a libel, ta ad-! -| sappoae yot will etHt etattnd ihat I inlon Textile Company, and they ran
miti«i by tb# at ortiev for tht de*in pet ttmt la a mweaaMt rtttm at rM prHty dat* laat ytar." uM -rota-
t*m* tl* pnfntnl ont ihnr th* pfafn- [yntxt nt^tV comuwatad Ui. Pvlunt*1 ,mI.
UB bad imm any tttim   fer   n-pt-eMei   -a tory httdeome rstmrt.** taM Mr.
shkh l+but m fcnaiand denotncea
hotly. Thanks to th* Daily Herald,
ana's bttib -ot lb* t**tnn*Hoe* nt IHI
ihi ant ht* -roiieatuot from the American Pear* delegation, a* a protest,
and of the more slnltter determine-
Una of tto Allies to r#c<-«nlf# the react toner r Koltchak. reached Ita r*ad-
era before aay other paper tn thia
mtntrjr published theee tarte
Taken ia conjuuttkm atth tht   al-f
G. N. Firemen
Call For Coal
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t%rtstatheta ■ mn tm the neii Irnuc of The IM.irict' w*r* hJl per e*nt. mwI tt ItH  tbtf * Om*  tt the
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-    -   - - - - —wt kadIpmtot ot aittmpted tt   be   prwv^ t* tht ShethMtlw lm  If te «a*ta« n^
toodwet meter trtm itotmjtt Tew-,agalnat fhrt*ti»;»!t-m. Mwttd it had to go to Kagtaud    irimaat te iMMetteM wre«t with htm     tmmtm* m tftttat it. |astMaary. PAGE TWO
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FE RNIE, B. C, JUNE 20, 1919
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Workers": Unite
1
LOGGERS and CAMP WORKERS
THIS MEANS YOU
JOIN THE
B. C. LOGGERS UNION
61 CORDOVA ST. W., VANCOUVER, B. C.
DO IT NOW
ONE BIG INDUSTRIAL UNION FOR ALL OAMP WORKERS
Loggers of the Interior Country Take Notice
The Loggers of thc Coast Districts have formed an organization known as the B. C. Loggers' Union, industrial in its
scope, comprising all workers in the lumber industry, and 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 only be
done in this manner.
Organizers are now on thc road and will pay you a visit
iu the near future.
So get ready!
Por further information communicate with E. Winch, secretary-treasurer, 61 Cordova St. W.
VANCOUVER, B. C. PHONE SEYMOUR 7856
COAL MINERS, ATTENTION
$2.60 per month provides you against any accident and
every sickness, and pays ,$40.00 a month from the day you are
laid up.
Particulars from
THE B. WINNETT INSURANCE AGENCIES,
Bank of Hamilton Bldg. Fernie, B. C.
Claims promptly adjusted from this office
ts
NOTICE
Reliable Used Autos
I have several for sale, including Chevrolet, Dodge, McLaughlin,
''■ y  Chalmers
Prices asked are very reasonable, and it will pay you to see me
'■■'   before buying elsewhere
Special Bargain in a Ford Five Passenger............ .$250.00
Special Bargain in a Gray Dort,  $825.00
Be sure and look this up. Correspondence invited
FRANK WADDINGTON
AUCTIONEER
Phones 770—469 S. O. E. Building, Te^th Street
LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA.
I.^3ff3g
Wanted Tenders
For the whole of the lumber, etc., contained in the buildings of Queens Hotel, Hosmer, B. C.
The buildings are large and contain u -great quantity of
first-class material.
Tenders must be received by June the 15th.
ELK VALLEY BREWING CO,, LIMITED
NATAL, B. 0.
The Constitution of The One
Big Union
As Adopted at the Conference Held in
Calgary Last Week
'Hie conference called for the purpose of putting into effect the expressed wishes of the members of organized
labor, as expressed by the referendum
vote on the question of forming -the
One Big Union was held in Calgary
June 4th and 5th. There were present
presentatives from British Columbia,
Alberta, Saskatchewan, .Manitoba
and Ontario. The conference sat from
Wednesday the 11th, until Monday, the
I (ith inst., and drew up the following
constitution. Provision is made for
.semiannual conventions, the next one
o be held in October of this year.
Preamble
Modern industrial society is divided
into two classes, thoso who possess
and do not produce, and those wht
produce and do not possess. Alongsidi
this main division all other classifies
tions fade into insignificance. Betweei
these two classes a continual struggle
takes place. As with buyers and sellers of any commodity there exists a
struggle on the one hand of the buyer
to buy as cheaply as possible, nnd on
the other, of the seller to sell for as
much as possible, so with the buyers
and sellers of labor power, Jn the
struggle over the purchase and sale of
labor power the buyers are always
masters—the sellers always workers.
days upon receipt of a demand from
three or more -District Boards or Labor
Councils comprising a membership of
not less than ili.000. The reason for
such convention must be Fitted in
the demand and incorporated in the
convention call.
llecall: A member holding ollice on
the General Executive Board must at
all times maintain his credential both
from his own local unit to Central
Council or District Board, and from
his Central Council or District Board
(o the convention. Auy local unit
withdrawing the credential of an Executive Board member from Local Central Council or .District Board shall
provide statement for reason for so
doing, and Central Council or District
Hoard shall immediately make a full
investigation, Should the recall, as
instituted by,local unit be warranted
the Central Council or District rBoard
shall then revoke credential as held by
Executive Board member, and request
Executive Board .to immediately illl
tho vacancy. Any ofllcer of tho O. B.
U, may be recalled by a majority vote
of the District Board or Central Labor
Council which sent said officer to the
convention.
The General Executive Board shall
iiii vacancies occurring on said Board
by choosing a representative from the
same industrial division.
Meetings to determine the recall of
Prom this fact arises the inevitable,-; any offlcer- whether of local unit, Central Council, District Board or Ueneral
Executive Board must   be   specially
class struggle.
As industry develops and ownership
becomes concentrated more and more
into fewer hands, as the control of the
economic forces of society become
more and more the sole property of
imperialistic finance, it becomes apparent that the workers, in order to
sell their labor power with any degree
of success, must extend their forms of
organization in accordance with changing industrial methods. Compelled to
organize for self-defence', they am
further compelled to educate themselves in preparation for the social
change which economic development!;
will produce whether we seek it or
not. ■''*
The One Big Union, therefore, seeks
to organize the wage worker, not according to craft, but accord in;; to industry; according to <!ass aiid class
needs. We, tfierefore, call upon all
workers to organize Irrespective of nationality, sex, or craft into a workers'
organization, so that we may be enabled to more successfully carry on the
everyday fight over wages, hours    of
summoned, all members being notified.       '
Local units, whose delegates on
Central Council or District Board have
been elected to membership on the
General Executive Board, shall till
vacancy on Central Council or District
Hoard by electing an alternate delegate.
Por Capita: iPer capita tax to the
General Executive Board of the O. -B.
U. slmll be ten cents per month, which
sh.'!l be paid through -tha Central
Labor Council's and District Boards
where same exist.
Any organization not -within the
jurisdiction of a Central Labor Council or District Board may be affiliated
with any pay per capita direct 'to the
General Executive Board.
Supplies: All supplies to be delivered to Central Labor Councils and District Boardfv-A'here sajjie exist, said
Councils and' Boards shal be responsible to the General Executive Board
for paynient.
Air supplies1' to be   furnished the
TEN PER CENT DISCOUNT
CASH SALE
FOR 30 DAYS ONLY
{
WEDDING GIFTS
work, etc., aud prepare ourselves   for ,   . .    . ,
ttttrtti   tr,*-     General Executive
by   production   for
Tony Derico
Communicate At Once With
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The Alberta HoU 1 Jlui.finufr, AJUri* m?
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Workers of the World Unite
Name: The name of the organization
shall be THE ONE BIG UNION.    '
.Membership: (Membership in the
O. B, TJ. Bhall be open to all wage-
workers.
Executive Board: A General Executive Board shall be elected consisting
of a chairman, secretary and representatives of the various industries
(number to be set by the noxt convention.)
The General Executive iBoard shall
be elected for a period of six months
by and from the duly accredited dele-
gates attending conventions. The Executive Board shall remain In office
until their successors ate elected. Tho
wages of the ollicers of the General
Executive Board shall bo *10,oo per
week. Expenses of organisers nway
from home shall bo $1.00 per day.
It shall be the duly of the chairman
to preside at all meetings of the General Executive Hoard. He slmll imve
charge of. and bo reaponslblo for, thc
Funeral administration of tho orKiwI'/n-
Hon.
It shall Ih* the duty or tht' general
iiocretary to keep a true account of
nil moneys received, and all moneys
paid out, he shall deposit all moneys
or cheques received by him In such
bank or banks as may bo named by tlie
Executive Board; ho shall bo at all
times in a position to render to tbe
Executive Hoard an neeount or the financial condition or the organization;
he >hall keep the minutes ot alt incut-
lug* of the General Executive Hoard
lu a ImhjK provided lur itm. imrpuut-;
hn shall pay all bills when sntlsllod of
thHr correctness, and "hall si an all
cheques; he shall bo bonded In a responsible surety company ror Ihe sum
nf flv«» thousand dollar* »»5«h«») and
iho bond shall lm approved nt and paid
tor by tho General E*emtlvf Hoard.
Tito niemlit'rs or the General Executive Hoard shall act as general omanlt-
cr*. thej. shall at all times bo In active
touch, and conversant with, the Indus*
Uy whlrh lh»»y r»'pr»»»«>itt, mnl nhull le
|st *!* ilwn und-f-r 'ht- £*"»n r.il din-rtfun
iof thn chairman.
I Initiation Yet". Maximum Initiation
i tee tn lm chant^l hy local unlls
' iicw mptnlw-ri* chill he ono dollar,
] Shop Vntrdn: 1'nlow shop card* shall
b" Umud to thom* local mill* desiring
'(-.nm- for illi.pl,iv In *u«lt places of tin-
' pIoyttM'tit \*1t>rt> ,'itl tln> i«iih>Iovi'i>h nro
: tvtcmhers of Iho O. II. I'.
'iw-'-frw.mrmmM'mm'msmxmm
U Ton Wilt tbt BEST in HwU Phone or Call on
Tht Mttt Mm
BENSON
Dealer in
rrtch tad Coroa Meat*, Kwh,   Poultry,   Butt-er,   Egg*,   Etc
Oeliwjr Prompt Price* Same in AH
Pfono J63 Comer «f ?th Ave. «n«l Viet«rin s*i.
BiMiinoio, Aibertd
D
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Subscribe to The District Ledger
iv fl tf* ■"• ,i*r-.l 1 'i' *■ r   t'''iu;i'
nistrtc  tlnnrds md    i*nlnlod unite:
mid certificates *!talt designate    ih»
jtiriiMiHium i»l    i»m»   orRiuti/ation   lo
vhlili ihey are Issued.
Genvtnlie**
I tti* onranirstton shall meet In convention ■utery sis months.
Convertltan calln *n ho Issued    by
ih<» *Uin*n»l ExffuUve Ortard,
Th* eniventltvn* nhnll «mi#l»< ot do*
Kgatii« from Oniml I<»lior Councils
end I»tnrl-rt Hrtsrnl«   i»it »h*f followlnit
i.;m* ot reprfac-ni-Ation:
\   tin* d*\*t*t* tor n.onn tn*mhfr»   of
♦«"*••. nnd on*. 9-1il»itwi»t di»U>Ban>    r«»r
■yeeh additional   JJ.Oflft   ta^tnNf-rii   er
' mbbnr tra*tym :h<*r*-*.t
•Ml «mn*nfton« of the O, H. I!, shall
tw«»l mntpnttailm of th«» dn*ienie*.
^Tmtitpma'.km 1« mmt* railway or
' •toti*t**hlp fn*,1* o-*1y
', Hn<b eoftttnikMi shall is «N dat*
j nnd Irtmlit) M the succeeding eotivett.
tl««.
|   Tlw Geotrai K««*eitlffe Hoard ahatl
e to lssu§ a special
membership card for. members sick,
unemployed or on strike. Local unions
to be empowered according to their
own needs and circumstances to release members from payment of dues
during sickness, strikes and unemployment.
Official Membership Receipt
Each organization   alliliated    with
the 0.13. U. must use tho official membership receipt unless exempt by   th'e
General Executive Board.
The General Executive Hoard shall
issue olllclal membership receipt booKi>
In triplicate to tho Central Labor Councils and District Boards who shall dis-
tribute to their alliliated organizations;
the original receipt shall be placed In
the momber's folder; and nil the dup«
llcato receipts shall be sent to the secretary of lhe Central Labor Council or
District Board, together with a monthly remittance or per capita tax; the
duplicate receipts shall remain ln tho
possession of the local organization.
Tho following Is recommended tis
a basis for representation ot olllclal
organizations to the Central Labor
Councils. Ono dclogato for the lirst
lirty members, or loss, nnd one additional delegate for each succeeding one
hundred members or major fractions
thereof,
N'o delegate shall be seated In a
Cent nil Lubor Council wlut lu nol a
bona fide wage earner and a paid
up member of the 0.11, l!.
In small towns and In Isolated places
where few workers are employed, they
sh«ll organise into one unit, including
ull brunches. Members of these
Utuiitht.. fthull i>o i.;iiuoiiviU l>> wjiUiai
oi'RanUatlon of the Industry to which
tliey lM>lnn*.
All funds maintained hf local uniti
stall Ite the property or the members
rcmpoHlng naltl local units.
Disputes end Strikes
whonover any dlsputo exists which
the local unit affected cannot settlo
through Ils Grievance Committee, the
dispute shall be referred In writing lo
tliolr Central Uihor Council or District
lUiiinl,
A tYiitml !al»or Council or Hlhtrkt
Hoard lo whom n dispute has heen re-
r<t'ml shall, throunh their Grievance
fnr Committee, endeauir to effect a settlement; railing a settlement the Cen-
trnl Lnbor Council or District Hoard.
It' they consider the dispute Is or sufft-
ilciit important*)* i<> the workers, shall
refer tho siiitie lu writing to the <l«u-
e.ral Executive Hoard.
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V*\*'iTli'1   V.t,:,rii   riTir'f"   tti   r^i-r   :li'b
illnpuie to the Generat Btoeutlve
Hoard, the local unit affected shall
liave thu right u» rofer the dispute to
the General Executive Hoard.
Hh-fwld th* General H .t-cnMve Hoard
consider a dispute or sufficient Import' I
Rings
Silverware      -
Watches
Clocks - .-   "
Gents Chains -
Lavalieres      -    *
Leaf Fins       - -
Cuff Links '."■'..- -
Earings - -
Brooches
French Ivory - -
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All kinds of Electric Goods,
China Dishes, A fine line in
Glass, and Aladdin Lamps.
$2.50 up to $350.00
-   1.00 "    "100.00
5.00 "a    100.00
2.50 " r:'x"
2.50 "    "75.00
2,00 ""      35.00
'.75," ■;"■    25.00
.50 "..':■."     10.00
1.00 ""   ,15.00
.50 "    "20.00
.50 "    "      50.00
Brunswick Phonographs,
the latest designs of Cut
Take Advantage of This Offer
Fernie Optical Parlors
Let us see to your eyes
A Straight Tip
Advertisements in The District Ledger
reach the people who are willing and
able to spend money* It will be your
own Jault if you don't get some of that
money     If you're interested* Get Busy.
9S-9BB
GUARD AGAINST FIRE.
n.'!
ance they shall refer same In writ In*
m the Central labor Councils and District Hoards. Should a majority nt the
central labor Councils and District
Hoards vote lu favor, the Oeneral Executive Hoard shall he empotrerMft fn
call a strik* of all aitlliatad bodies,
Vothlnit In the iwevlotis eU«i*e* *ha!l
prevent any Ontrst labor Council or
District Hoard from calling a strike In
tWr own dlttrlet or iadaslrjr, proiM-
ed, however, that my Council or
noafd calling n strike without ihe ton-
*#•»! td xb» thtttml Kx*tmih-e lUmrd.
■hi-*: so nn fft own ro:spiirr;tfittiti'.
Wiwmter a strike ia aaf dlstrtet
or industry lakes wlace, n-v memlver
of ibe One Hit Vnkm nhn'l feajtdie dl-
rectlf or indlw-ctlr any products ef the
call a *p*Hnt tmveottnm within thirty Industry oo stHfce.
When Forests Burn, Taxes Incretsc. $*.,
THE  DISTRICT LEDGER, FE RNIE, B. C, JUNE 20, 1919
WIMfcWtM'tWc^ytMiVi 7s
Owned, controlled and Published by District 18, United Mine
Workers of America. Subscrip-
Advertising rates on application,
tion price $1.25 a year in advance.
Thoroughly equipped for high-
class job printing of every description.
Phone No. 9 P. 0. Box 380
THERE   MUST   BE   NO   VIOLENCE
OR "STRONG ARMS"
For -the careful consideration of* the
members of District 18, and without
any extended comment on our part, we
present in this issue a copy of the proposed constitution of the One ■ Ill's
Union. AVe urge upon all members or
the various locals to read it carefully
and at meetings for the purpose discuss it section by section,
If the One Big Union is to succeed
it will liave to have among1 the rank
and file of its membership an intelligent grasp of the situation. So called
international constitutions, in all
thoir variety, are perplexing dn thoir
confusion and dividing in tlieir application. If the wage workers of this
and other countries are to oxen the
full force of their power for the
world's betterment there must be no
divisions. Capitalism today is undivided, irresistible- -irresistible until
the producers of the world realise,intelligently the power that id in their
hands if they but use it unitedly.
These are super-heated times. These
are times which require stout hearts,
and above all there must be cool
heads atop of thoso hearts. The District Ledger has been and will continue
to be a strong opponent of those who
advocate violence, bloodshed, and the
disregard of law. It has only advocated the One Big Union because it
recognizes that without united industrial action on the part of the workers
those workers will be forced gradually
but surely into a condition which will
become intolerable and which will assuredly lead to conditions of servitude
which will be worse than death, x'he
government at Ottawa has sounded
what it hopes will be the death knell
of the One Big Union. Mounted policemen are herding leaders in that movement off to the penitentiaries aud are
searching the country for others Iden-
tilled with the movement. They aro
acting under instructions from Ottawa, Jor_Slr_RoberL*^Borden   and his
government have decided that labor
organizations must be kept divided.
The arrests at Winnipeg and the other
arrests which will likely follow from
day to day, if the government's hopes
are realized, will stop all talk of industrial unionism; restore the hold of
the "sane" American Federation or
Labor, terrorize those who are In the
habit of speaking and writing freely
and ensure another porlod of prosperity for those who havo mado millions
out ot the war.
It now seems to be unlawful, according to the charges upon which the
strike leaders In Winnipeg were arrested, "to causo divers liege subjects
of tho king to believe that the laws or
this Dominion are unduly administered."
Tho District Ledger will mako no
attempt to nIToct, tlio beliefs of "divers
llogo subjects." It loaves to the wisdom of thoso "divers llogo subjects,"
the matter of how the laws are administered, holievliiK that they can
f; rm their own opinions, but we do Insist that in the Constitution ol (Iio One
lllg Union, to which wo havo already
referred nnd wlil"h is printed cmn-
plete on page two ot this Issuo, thwe
are no unlawful words.
If our liberty of speech ls not too
rar curtailed we would make bold to
suggest to Premier Hir ltobcrt llonlen
that he should consider carefully tho
evidence or a member of tho One Hig
Union of manufacture™ as given be-
tare tho cost of living -commissioner In
Ottawa on Tuoeday morning or this
week and a cummury ot which will he
found In the Canadian press despatch
which we reproduce on page I.
Ur. i'Mlioit v«ry Itttukly luiit Um
commission thnt their mill "wasn't
build for the glory of <3od or anybody
else. It was built tor the benefit ol
the shareholders." Ho felt qulto Justified In blwdlng (Hit ot tho people who
have to huy clothing a prottt or 73.!*
per cent end added that "any man
who could not make money durinir the
war, there must hn aomethlnst wrong
with him." Could h« havo been referring to Iho dollar ten a day paid in
th* trenchea?
The Prince ef Wales I* t-nmlnn over
to Canada In August and it >oul>J be
a good plan for "divers ttw* Huberts'*
to ask Ifl* Royal Walt non* to euan-eat
to Sir Robert ttiat now that bo h*»
organised a strong force of repression that he repress such men n» Mr,
l'ailon anil give them free room ami
hoard ftt tho Stony Mountiilti pniltoii.
tlary   a* he  hai done   HumcI!  and
..•1,9,.,       .,*.*.,,    .^mmf    **v   ^**rf««.*.   *.»**v    wit*,'*
rmrolit**  r* *hi* intn  ,,* Vr   P-it^m'-
class who win tie tent to penitentiary,
Canadian west, were- chosen as a
committee to take chargs of a ballot
on the question of labor organizations
withdrawing from the so-called
internationals and forming one industrial organization. Every one of those
250 delegates at the western inter-
provincial conference is aware that
these men did not seek the position!
The responsibility was placed upon
them and they accepted it. When the
vote of the locals "was..'taken it was
shown that there was a big majority
in favor of the ONE BJjG- UNION'and
at a conference held in Calgary less
than two weeks ago a constitution was
drawn up and has been sent out. to the
membership. In the meantime the
committee were chosen as temporary
officers pending the first annual convention which will likely be held some
time in October.
There hag been no hidden mysteries
in connection with the ONE -BIU
UNION. Tho organization has proceeded thus far without receiving unjust criticism except by those who are
intellectual prostitutes. All the
criticism has not been unjust for
there are men in labor's own ranks not
yet prepared to accept the principles
adopted by tbe ONE BIG UNION and
who are honest in expressing the opinion that such a form-of organization is
not practical at the present time, lt
has been' left for thasfo whom we have
already termed intellectual prostitutes
to attribute to the ONE MU UNION
all the -Crimes, and" sins and troubles
which they claim are causing tho
present industrial unrest.
This is not the -time to deal at
length with the merits or demerits of
the O. B. U. '. A crisis has arisen. The
government has declared in effect that
the 250 delegates who chose these officers are outlaws and the reflection
passes on'to the 50,000 workers who
elected these delegates. :
\s we haye already said we are not
ih a position at this time to form a
completed .opinion or to advise or
suggest, llie spirit of the. 50,000
western workers is capable of self-
expression. We can only express the
hope that the constant goading that
conies from Senator tlideon Robertson
who speaks of the "very nice job" that
was made of the arrests, and of the
others into whose hands the aujust-
nient of industrial troubles has been
placed, will not lead to happenings that
will bring further disgrace upon our
so-called Canadian civilization.
Speaking for District 18 this paper
can say that by a ninety-five per cent
vote the coal miners decided for the
ONE BIG UNION.
 0	
THIS  IS ABOUT HALF OUR  OPIN
ION OF A SCAB
followed and executive positions were
secured in their respective- unions.
When success began to come their
way vested interest resortecf to the
usual malign slander, and a premium
wus offered for such information as
would expose theni as being or questionable character and unworthy of the
confidence of their fellows. T-MO*
emerged unblemished and with added
power. The logic of events came to
our aid. Knowing the value of good
literature they taxed their resources
heavily and used their powerful weapon to the full. Their membership* m
creased and influence multiplied, lhe
(whole atmosphere became more con
genial and for the sycophants of the
master class more uncomfortable
Those police who had harassed and
persecuted thein found it good loi
their health to take a change of in
in other parts.
Trial of Strength
The lirst real trial of strength came
at the general election. The powers
that be were, challenged. They were
audacious. A Conservative, a Liberal
and an Independent' were already candidates. Labor raji a fourth, Tom
Cape, an 1, L. P. member. The work-
era organized, fought and won. Lalior
secured more votes than the three opposing candidates combined. Reaction
recovered from the shock just sufficiently to find consolation in the hope
that the triumph was only a passing'
spasm. Disillusionment quickly followed.
The County Council election came
next. Jack Adams, a working miner,
young, able and vigorous, militant
true as steel, opposed the chief of the
clan, the local royalty owning Conservative squire, who had held the seat
7 years.   There was a
PAGE THREE
Copyright by
Frank A. Munsey
•Several times of late we have start
ed to write aiFeflltorial expressing our
opinion of a scab.   At each attempt \
for 27 years. There was a wide gulf]
between the candidates. A hard light
ensued. There was a record poll and]
a 'Sweeping'Labor triumph.
The district Council election soon
flowed--and brought a chance of com-
"■ ting a solid Labor claim. Vested in-
; vests had ruled the council through
middle class channels. Labor announced a candidate for the eleven seats,
With dignity wounded and power rapidly waning the opposition rallied
all their forces for a supreme .final effort, A vigorous and heated contest
ensued, A spade was called a spade,
Kid gloves were laid aside. A record
poll was established. Not one available, voter was missed. The workers
voted in such a way that local capital
ism perished in the mire of Its own
filth, aud labor aud truth emerged
triumphant. Every seat was woifhandsomely and thus was solidly forged
the last link in a perfect unbioken
chain of labor representation. Here
is proof tbat political power can lie
secured. Let It go forth like a Clarion mossa^-a tn thi* vmglil—thai——_liarja.
we have been unable to proceed very
far before the typewriter upon which
we pound out opinions became heated,
Thero are times wheu the ordinary,
moderate language whieh this journal
tries to use becomes absolutely inadequate and it is painfully so when we
try to express our opinion - of a
scab.
A man can have leprosy or syphilis,
ho can bo vermin-covered from head
to foot, ho can bo grovelling iii filth
and bo vile almost beyond description
and still have somewhere within ttlmj
a spark of manhood, ln a scab thore j
is no such spark.
A scab—language falls us. Wo were
about to compare him with a skunk
but It would bo too great on Injustice
to tho skunk to make such an odious
comparison. We cunnot accept the
description Hint the only good scab Is
a dead one. The most ruvenous tie-
vourer of carrion would bo poisoned
by the first mouthful of a dead scab.
Under no circumstances should a
mSnb he violently treated, such treat-
mont is against tho law «nd tho worlt-
om must abstain from violence and
from law-breaking. There Is no law,
however, against shunning the scab
nnd he should bo shunned as tho seven
year itch, ■
We are sorry that we cannot say
something stronger, something more
oxpreislve or onr opinion of a »c;tl»
but will lot It go at that ror iho present.
.—,—_»_0__„„^.™_
LABOR BREAKS AU RECORDS IN
from the parliament at Westminster
down through the County Council,
board of guardians, Urban DlstrlC-
\ Council, school managers and every
other public administrative ollice, Is
solidly held for labor,
Labor Holds All Seats
There is not a single representative
of any of the other panics. Labor
holds sway, victorious and predominant. So far as we know thin record Is
without precedent in 'ho annals of
British history, and this district shines
forth as a beacon light, leading thc-
way to the now r.nd bettor order.
Nature had favored him with a splen.
did physique and a handsome face and
also with sufficient good judgment to
appreciate that,, while he might enjoy
the contemplation of his superiority., to
the masses, there was little likelihood
of thc masses being equally entranced
by the same cause. And so he easily
maintained the reputation ot being a
most democratic and likable fellow,
aud, indeed, he was likable. Just a
shade of his egotism was occasionally
apparent—never sufficient to become a
burden to his associates.
And this, briefly, was the Hon, Mori-
son Baynes of luxurious European civilization. What would be tbe Hon.
Morison Baynes of central Africa it
were difficult to guess.
Meriem at first was shy and reserved
In the presence of strangers. Her
benefactors bad seen fit to Ignore men.
tion of ber strange past, and so she
passed as their ward, whose antecedents, not having been mentioned, were
not to be inquired Into. The guesta
found her sweet and unassuming,
laughbig, vivacious and a never exhausted storehouse of quaint and interesting jungle lore.
The Hon. Morison Baynes found
Meriem a most beautiful and charming companion, He was delighted with
her from the first, particularly so,
it is - possible, because he had not
thought to find companionship of this
sort upon the African estate of his
London friends. They were together
a great deal, as they were the only unmarried couple In the little company,
Meriem, entirely unaccustomed to the
companionship of such as Baynes, was
fascinated by him. His tales of tbe
great, gay cities with which he was fa-
miliar filled her with admiration and
with wonder. If the Hon. Morison always shone to advantage In these narratives, Meriem saw in that fact but
a natural consequence to his presence
upon the scene of his story.   Wher-
9Vgr_AInrisn*q Plight -I"* hft fnitsfc ha_j»_
She -was not sure tbat she loved mm!
That came rather in the nature of a
shock to the Hon. Morison's vanity.
It seemed incredible that this little
barbarian should have auy doubt
whatever as to tlie desirability of the
Hon. Morison Baynes.
He glanced down ot the girl's profile. It was bathed In the silvery light
of the great tropic moon. Sbe was
most alluring.
Meriem rose. The vision ot Korak
was still before ber.
"Good night," she said. "It Is almost
too beautiful to leave." She waved her
hand in a comprehensive gesture
which took tn thc starry heavens, the
great moon, tlie broad, silvered plain
and the dense shadows in the distance
that marked the jungle. "Oh, how I
love it!"
"You would love London mere," he
said earnestly. "And London would
love you. You would be a famous
beauty in any capital of Europe. You
would have the world at your feet,
Meriem."
"Good night," she repeated, and left
him.
ONE "HIGH PAID" INDUSTRY
OLD LAND
Cumberland  Leads  In  Labor  Representation, Holds All Stati—
From Parliament te District Council Labor
Won All Points
and not Mouth]
way. but cum-
the     Scottish
THE ARRESTS AT WIHNIPIO
It Is not Ihe Clyde
Wales lhat toads the
bcriand,   just   over
border.
Smillle and Williams, write* a ror-
rt: pondi'iil at (<)cl,i rnioulh. nro nov,
i (nil niplut. n« using tho Industrial lor-
res of the Triple Alliance lo resist
•.v".'..cr;j.t;ta. Thi* (it^ii I* l**>
yearn behind one a'.itmc Went Can;
berl-Hiid union, who rcutlsted thr
shackles of militarism In thc heat of
tlie war j»«i«§lon and d-wnert iw>»*
again*! It. Thin wn* a hold venture,
.ov mhkh cr* it a mn»t he Justi? given.
Hii tar a* een he *«i*v>r»i»»«-*».<i tbe«n ****■
er* were prisoners and In 'his drastic I
,n wua Kututi a-MHMt m uraist uruam, t
miter triumphs went actum <*l en the
vt-mmiit* betd, mtiUl warnr thi* tm* Jtw
portent Industry, on joy n working -condition* and ww** aerrnid to none In
Tho hoot ami shoe manufacturing
Industry Is "one of the "high pnid" Industries of tho United States. Considerable skill is required in many or
its departments, Tho workers In some
districts nre woll organized. The industry is highly specialized and thoroughly standardized. It presents the
built t,h;i,t can bo expected under lhe
prosont Industrial system.
The United Stntos Department     ff
Labor f/Vprll 1!»W> tolls tho r.tnry   ol
n detailed studs', tn.ndc In \'MK, «»f   ho
wages paid In the boot and shoe Industry.   These wage figures malio lie
(•resting reading If they are compared t
with ix recently published statement of!
thu samo   Department that    -flMm at
year will provfd-o fer hare iK-Wiwirit.-*
of Ute for a family of live (man, wif'-j
and three young children), whilo >-.*ii)J> j
a year <»50 a week! will furnish   Uh)
simple' (oiuifurto ut lift,! for sneh    a
family. '
'ih** liiKlieMt wages wtfro paid in the ,
Bottoming Department. The average;
amount actually niUnl iluuii* . urn;«
week was as follows—45." <So<»d>'<jtr:
welters, (male) earned $'.'K.xi: TA-
rough rntiw!f»r«, <m«l") earned ?^.;!:-:,
!'»! edgo trimmer*. <nial<»» eirned:
$2«!.;!2; KfiJ edge ah tor* tinnhu ejiniC'd ;
hero.   So thought tlio girl.   „
With the actual presence and companionship of the young: Englishman
the image of Korak became less real
Whero before it bad been an actuality
to her, sbe now realized that Korak
was but a memory. To tbat memory
she still was loyal, But what weight
has a memory ln tbe presence of a fascinating: reality?
And presently she found the features
of Korak slowly dissolving and merging into thoso of another, and tbe figure of a touned, half naked Toman-
gaol became a khaki clothed and stur.
dy Englishman astride a bunting poof.
• • • • * • •
Tbo Hon. Morison Baynes was sitting with Meriem upon the veranda
one evening after tho others bad retired,   Earlier tbey had been playing
CHAPTER XII.
A Night Ride.
MEKIEM and Bwana were sitting
on tbe veranda together tbe following day  when a horseman
appeared in tbe distance riding across
the plain toward the bungalow.
Bwana shaded his eyes with bis band
and gazed out toward tbe oncoming
rider. He was puzzled. Strangers
were few in central Africa. Even the
blacks for a distance of many miles ia
every direction were well known to
him. No white man came within a
hundred miles that word ot his coming did not reach Bwana long before
the stranger. His every move was reported to the big Bwana—just what
animals be killed and how many of
■each-speel*^iHiew-he-ttliea~tneH^WS"
for Bwana would not permit the use
of prussle acid or strychnine and hew
be treated hts "boys."
But here was evidently one who bad
slipped into tbe country unheralded.
Bwana eould not Imagine wbo tbe approaching horseman might be.
After the manner of frontier hospitality the globe round, be met the new-
comer at the gate, welcoming bim evea
before he bad dismounted. He aaw a
tall, well knit man of thirty or mors,
blond of hair and smooth sharen.
There was a tantalizing familiarity
about him that convinced Bwana tbat
bo should be able to call tbe visitor by
name, yet be was unablo to do sa
Bwana was wondering bow a lone
white man could have made bis way
through tbe savage, unbospitable miles
tbat lay toward the south. As though
marcs me nacnrai Douwrary or tne
country that the big Bwana rightfully
considers almost his own.
To his host he explained that be was
moving his safari slowly toward the
north—he said nothing of the party
moving westward. Then one day he
announced thnt half his boys had deserted, for e hunting party from Che
bungalow bad come across his northerly camp, and he feared that they
might have noticed the reduced numbers of his following.
And thus matters stood when one
hot uigbt Meriem, unable to sleep, rose
and wandered out into the garden. The
Hon. Morison had been urging his suit
once more that evening, and the girl's
mind was in such a turmoil that she
bad been unable to sleep.
The wide heavens above her seemed
to promise a greater freedom from
doubt and questioning. Baynes had
urged her to tell hhn that she loved
him. A dozen times sbe thought that
she might honestly give him the answer that he demanded.
Korak was fast becoming but a mem,
ory. That be was dead she hnd come
to believe since otherwise be would
have sought her out. She did not
know tbat be had even better reason
to believe her dead nnd that it was because of that belief ho had made no
effort to find hor after his raid upon
tbe village of Kovudoo.
Behind a great .flowering shrub Han.
sou lay gazing at the stars and waiting. *
He had lain thus and there many
nights before. For wbat was he wait-
Ing or for whom? De heard tbe girl
approaching and half raised himself to
his elbow. A dozen paces away, the
reins looped over a fencepost, stood his
pony.
Meriem, walking slowly, approached
the bush behind which the waiter lay.
Hanson drew a largo bandanna band-
kerchief from his pocket and rose
stealthily to his knees. A pony ueighed
down at the corrals. Far out across
the plain a lion roared. Hanson chang.
ed his position until he squatted upon
both feet. „
Again the pony neighed, this time
closer. Thero was the sound of his
body brushing against shrubbery. Han-
son heard and wondered how the nui- '
mai had got from the corral, for it was
evident that be was already In the garden. Tbe man turned his bead in the
direction of the beast.
What be saw sent him to tho ground, |
huddled close beneath the shrubbery— j
a man was coming, lending two ponies.
Meriem beard now nnd stopped to
look and listen. A moment later the
Hon. Morison Baynes drew near, the
two saddled mounts at his heels,
Meriem looked up at him In surprise.
The non. Morison grinned sheepishly.
"I couldn't sleep," he explained,
"and was going for a bit of a ride
when I chanced; to seo you outhere.
andJL^toudit»^ouMJlke-t©-Jois--^®
Painting
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR
by the day
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Wm. Robson
JAMES WHITEHOUSE
Teacher of
Piano and Organ
Theory, Harmony, Counterpoint,
Transposition, Composition,
Orchestration
| MONUMENTS
Kootenay Granite and Monumental Co.,
Ltd.
P.O. Box 865 Nelson, B.C.
The only Monumental Works In   the
Kootenays
STAY AWAY FROM BRULE
Men should stay away from
Brule owing to lack of sleeping
accommodation,  hotel and  bunk
houses being over-crowded. Notice will be given when things get
righted.
A. McFegan,
Secretary Local Union No. 1054
Piano Tuning—If your piano need3
tuning send a note to Box 498, Fernlo
and I will call and do the work for
you  at  a reasonable  cost. -L.  O.
Sherman.
. — —»-, im,„j 0g |l0 poured words of lovo
guessing what must be passing through t Ler our, and Meriem was llsteuliig.
tbe other's mind. th« itMn*» -tnmtv,. \
_ m i       ■     H <*f*—v w—y-*Tn %a—(W«
Dipping good sport, you know, night
riding.   Come on,"
Meriem laughed. The adventure appealed to ber,   "All right," she said.
Hanson sworo beneath his breath.
Tho two led their horses from the garden to the gate and through It. There
they discovered Hanson's mount
"Why, bore's the trader's pony," remarked Baynes.
"He's probably down visiting with
the foreman," said Meriem.
""Pretty late for hlra. Isn't it?" re-
marked (he Hon. 5toriso»    "I'd hato
to bave to rldo hack through that Juu- J
gle at uigbt to his camp." j
A moment Inter tho two hnd mount- I
ed and were moving slowly across the i
tnooti bathed plain. j
Their horses were pressed sido by
side. Baynes was pressing .Merloni's
hand as ho poured words of lovo Into
a '    - -
H. OSTLUND
Solicitor for District 18, U. M.
W. of A.
MacDonald Block
——-—" J^iBBHTageTMI57
FERNIE'LODGE,   KNIGHT8 OF
PYTHIAS,  NO.  31
Will meet regularly
every Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock.
Visiting members
cordially welcome.
\V. IVjiiiiugton, Alfred Haker,
('. C. K. n. S.
12
•1,1.1.
The
lowest ftveniR-f
earnings lit tlifn i|«*partti><,-m
thoso of 311 lyit'i iMiniMur*
ranting $21, averaee per wwk.
■t'uritinK* In (ht*   cuttinK
wr*1- f-'^'r 2:2*'f. inn*, rs i
wholo nhm, hind, finsilfi
l.lfifl *rt|!t<*r*. vamp. .i»<!
Wi-**»*!,'1>
w«-ro
tlil-'ilr »
Tto
nt
iti'inrrtm
•rli.!',      m,
IK-Its;  tu
.*!„,»,,   **-.,.
maehlnit (mal*«i 121.11   Kamlns-*
iho m'lji' l<3t>r <!' 'liatUiti-tii, ilr U„ *■
Ing dopotinwtii, and the jiuUMm', 4.
pnrtm.'tH ranged from !.''*' fu i.:\ c* t
tiottk for wall* In all »»tli"r «te
pnrliiH'ijf.4 tliH*i> wer* '."!:"l,it ni''! > m
ployed who#« average «'«ykl.i *.'«r«<!i««
"Merlsml* he whispered.   "My little
Mtrisml"
tennis, a gamo In which the Boo.
Morison shone to advantsjre. sa, lu
truth, be did in most all manly sports.
Ue was telling her stories of London
snd Purls, of balls snd Uti'iuets. of
the wonderful women and their won*
derful gowns, of tins pleasures and
pastimes of the rich snd powerful
Utrieta was entranced, His tales
were like fairy stories to this little
Jangle maid. Tbo I lou. Morltoo loon*
id large and wonderful tnd murnlfl*
rent in ber inlud's oyo. lie faeetnated
Iter, snd wbvn he drew closer to bm
sftf r a short •Itenrc snd toot; her haoi
ii.* ;;.,....*.; a* uut; in.j, ui un ui baeeatt
Tlv-r" '" •!•*' '. ,* ■ i ■
frill. A minimum ww '*' •**■' *"-i J1."**";
a living wagi; at 12500, A m*vat. stan*-
ifardut-d. rich, prrtt|w*ronn indartry.
manufacturing and sailing a neeonmry
fommoditv. f*flor'«i t-irnit***. ry *"> *, r
At this distance and witn a tontr,.tiid
press practically our only source of
news we nn not in a posittoa to form
eompleted opinions regarding the sr-
rests at Winnipeg.
due lUlu** '.a tu'uUi,. tk... Ku**»m-
ment kaa decided tbat tha ONK UK!
U.\"!G.\' cauuu*: Kit. uul US,.....9 .lui
ita doath wiil he am red by the   tw,-   —
prtfonnent and probably deportation imatbMl and liv**
to IMr native son of tireal Britain of  "  ~   	
tbim* temporary oflkUU oi ihe move*-
■est,
-W. A. Pritchard. V. R. Mldalev. «
 ■'*• {»«** t«!Mm p*w Mlf'tim* wan    for
?aWl in Industrial *©l.d»r,ty ,„ j,,<J|Mt nH mntp mrm^     Th,
What te tree of Industrial Ketone*!,„, rai.orw, rwoim tmm f,w ,„ f»n
herw Is even more tree of th* rtmw >. mm tn mm ^f m „,„, v„ar,
political aehievemenl*. * Two >ear* ago, »„,,,» n,(, nr^Mt ,^?. of |>w „n(lWn,.(,
th* eeiwrades h#re ware reviled endl,,,*^ w,*>rk,,ri r*>Mv«<» tm w«-«>Hr twi
riddled.   I» the fae« of a frtnaied 1 *»* rnll limn y*f-sr» er a i;*t!i» mn**
•):*X'; i^A.niVU tlwy jv*:m:LUuh4 •I'.-.-w
Intf-rnstlonal faith aed Industrial soil-
ij.it-iU kmCl*... A,. Thu, «uffiu'<:d wi
tonne. ii«»u*«t *iul funut4ir« wet*
wen* Atufapti-t-tl.
I llfty nt-ro chss*fd and »toowl and al
ivi*«u era iiUti. I'ndaiRitid aad *Uh
HnnhtlrwHbl* faith In lb* nUtmv*
triumph nf ihelr prlnclpW. i!i« pro-
'jpet
than hall of a nilnimuut* J«i,ii:. u.a$,.
i    Th* mm* report, rite* dt>it,\u
to*
»fsr*JiriR th" #asrnitsfi"« <»t «, <»•.■;■( n Mn
|ploj#*».   These ranf«* trom IU.3H for
I I IM  t*!*.*!*   *■*»:■( j»ef«   dt,*,»   t't  t"<" •■■•'•
(tor  !\117  formtf  emp1ii\i'0*.t   iu  "al!
t.-Mber" d*pn*nm*tit».
,    I'-nmttittit "\ **ui».rt,ii.,!i',
- _.._„..,.,       -      • TPr*-»i* **rtr,": t.*ti tt,,,*. *-,[••■   ,-f », .,
«,' fWiten and J, R. Johns are amo-ti*!l»3f:if!da' wa* witttftn^d The mm*'-^ txpWttnttm by « «r««t, •xaplm'm-
the wwii w!i«n» fat* fm* fcwro deridedivttmtlnmt temrndtm fndlrtmtdf *fa-Mn*trr, *nd of th" Ivm-it^lov.. !»,».<-
upon at Ottftwu.. Others will likely! t Minted th«>msc|veil iwiuallj In tm'h.jt>fc UatJc MriM[tj# B( ir,m ilf lhm,
mow, Tbtm mm, tmm an *ptn .ie*!craft end Iftdaatrr and (*awp4eM4 tbt ■ Mn<t« of wtnbtr* ttt tmhe * mn of a
fetation ot f»t repiws-antativea of sfome of ihelr etes* m eonsf*t*«tly lir«HI«ttn<+ ***** «>*«• r.t* t»*r»:,t
bcrfr ot at leant S#,«N> workera In the I that an nrtennkm ef in««*ne*    *om'ne*w**ort*« t* lit*   Of ftt y,t.*7%K
<»'' tfce loach of a ddty  a tl-rlll ut statu*
lion imt unntited with frar.
tie bfiit his II i» time to ber ear.
"Jdertviul" he wld«ji*r«l.   "My Httl*
Meriem I  Hay I hut* (o Iia to the rtfht
■ to call jew 'my little Me-ileut? "
I   The Kill turned wfcl* ***a newsnl tn
, nta lave, imi it waa to shadew,   Wm
!,'u.,.',.'.'.•■„ s,... #,..', >,,,. ,,*.. *9*att awa|t
!The man iM »u una nhoui. ber aai
I tmt h« timer.
i   "I lem yoar be wblsperedL
\   Sbe did not reply.  She dtd net boom
* tf'Vlf   Tn   *'**i**       *?**■',   t-. . ,,-   . ■- ** '* -**.   *•
' lore. She hsd n<*ver elven tt a ttioagbt,
tint she did knew that It wat twf
Ulee to lie tared, whatever It metat
It wss nlee to have fwopte Wed to •~t
me bid known to little of
or affect****.
"Ten wet" he saM, "fhsl ftm refnro
... my tore."
! file llfw -mme itr"n!]t» tlr***r tit here.
Tbey had nlimmi imi:ltd wiisa •
ftslon of Korak HTurant Hke • wtrtflt
iMfere tier *jt♦*. ¥ht mw Korak's toon
tbm to kit*, ntm fett Ua lipe afatoal
\bor Upn, awl theft for the lirst Own lit
: twmd wtet Ims mmtit
Oh* tlreir ftwuj fen*?]*.
o   m oim   Wmtt^m  omimt mat     wsw^p   mwoonrtti      w^w*iWf  9
tore yen.  Let tots wslt There Is vin*
ly of ttoa.  i aw tm yenwo to
yet, aad I aw »<a moo tut 1
kt btppy ts Lowle-n ot
the other's mind, the stranger Touch-
ssfed ao explanation.
"I came down from the north to io a
little trading and banting." be ssld,
"and sot way off the beaten track. My
head mnn, who was the only member
ot the safari wbo hsd trer before been
In tbe country, took sick and died. We
could find no natives to guide us, and
so I simply swung back straight north.
We have been living on tbe frolta ot
our guns for orer a month.
"Didn't bave an Idea tbere waa a
whlto man within a thousand miles ot j
ns when we camped last night by a
water bole at the edge of tbe plain.
This morning I started oot to bunt and
saw the smoke from your chimney, eo
I sent my gun bearer back to camp j
with tbe good newt and rode straight i
over here myself. Of course I've heart *
of yon-everybody who comes Into e»n« •
trai Africa does-and I'd ba mighty '
glad of permission to rest op and bunt
■ amend here fit a mnp'.i of weeks."     j
"Certainly." replied Bwana.  "Make {
j yonrself at borne," ■
i   They bad reached tbe veranda now, j
j and Dwana was Introducing tbe straa*
j ger to Meriem and My bear, who bail
| Jnat eome from the bungalow's Interior.
j   "Tbla Is Mr. Hanson." be said, ntlng
(be name the man had Riven him  -He  • , '    "y" "u '•' ''"' ""' """ """'
, la a trader wbo bas lost bis way In ibe    ....,,.,..1.    . ,•   . ,.   , ..   »•
1 lunale to tha south " r.tidanatl.«» •»« H«> i*ii »r t,.. i.i.u
jttwa w me soutn. a.tmnn mot n tuihor <W
My that and Itttlm lw*e4 tbetr tnm Ma imt    %1„Fhln
nttknowledyttwnln at tu* ln»Mo-rtle«. mt0 paw iiiUt ||H-ftt)B P,H
The man teemed r»tln<r III st »•■»* In
tbelr jii»nen«*e. llli Itost attrlbnfed this
tO th* tnoi ttist t»m eu**t wn* tmntxnte
temwl t« th* wwtety *f etsltoreil we-
W*«, and so found it f»r«*fitt to etfrl-
rato Mm tjulckty frutu LI* vei-nulugly
nnpteatsnt pnnlttlw and iwid lilm fl«my
to Ws st mir ami the Imtidr and
"Come to Loudon with me," urccd
tbe Hon. Morison    "I ean pitlmr a
safari, and we ran bo a whole dny
upon tlio way to the const beforo they j
glioma that we Iibvp pow" j
"Why muni we x"(t that way?" asltf«l
the girl,   "llwana and My Hear would ,
jiot olijci't to our muiilawf." r
"I rtintwi marry you Ju&t yut," ex-;
plalixil tlie Hon. Morisnii    "I iniirt In-1
form my people, ami tlicre ar« othor '
formalltlt's to hit attended to first   Vou
do not understand.   It will to till rlctit.
We will ko to I.«iii1om    I cannot wait
If you love uio you will como "
"Yoti love nieV" ah* nskM "Vou
will marry ine when we liav-o reached
I^ondnnT"
"I swear Itr Ite erietl.
"I w|!J c<> with yen." tic nli!<|i*i*HL
"thouijli I do nel oiii'tistand why d<*
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lilm. anil he tiM)t( l*ti*r in Iiii anil* nw)
lietit to t'N'tui lil« Iiii* to hi'tt*
* * * * * * . *
At tbe, bungalow linana hsd met
tbe reluriiliic aihentuipriton ilw vtoiii:
to IteHimlng from Hie foreinan's n«ar
tera, Bwstts had imihed that the ew-
ral gate was oiwtt. and further loves-
UKbtlon re»eale»l llm fact that Meriem's
t*»ny wan eon* ci;«l al.«m tlie one immt
Dr. W. H. Pickering
Dentist
Bank of Hamilton Bldg. .Opposite
Suddaby'« Dntg Store
Phone 188
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"PAGE FOUR
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C, JUNE 20, 1919
NEW RECORDS
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.
Pair-dealing and progressive business methods have given it leadership in annual New
Business, Total Business in Force, Assets,. Surplus Earnings, Net Surplus, Total
Income, Premium Income and Payments to Policyholders.
M. A. KASTNER
AGENT
♦     GLADSTONE LOCAL NOTES ♦
"♦. ■ ♦
»♦♦♦♦»-»» 4*0>++* ♦*-»•*» O
SECRETARY VISITS ALBERTA
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
tf;
FERNIE NEWS
Services at Christ Church.—The
■Bishop of Kootenay will hold a con-
fiwmatiott In Christ church next Sunday, June 22nd. The services will be
as follows: Holy communion, 8 a.m.;
matins, 10.30 a.m.; confirmation, 11
a. m.; evensong, 7.30 p.m, The Bishop
will preach at the evening Bervice.
T. Eaton and Organized Labor.—
Workers throughout District 18 are
receiving circular notices from T.
Eaton Co., Winnipeg, with the announcement that the strike is ended In
their storo and they are prepared to
receive orders. The T. Eaton concern
is considered by the Winnipeg workers to be one of the greatest enemies
of organized labor.  Xuf sed.
Fernie
Sporting
Notes
The "Pep" editor left lor Spokane-< In the first of the fourth, Hovan
by auto about a week ago to be gone j struck out; Biggs started the fun by
four days    When last heard from h« * getting first and- stealing    second;
f
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Apologies to'"Correspondents.—This
week we are unable to publish a good
number of letters received from various parts of District 18. We appreciate all the Information these letters contain regarding scabs and other
matters and will place the same on
file. At the same time these are days
when a poor editor has to walk a very
straight path and especially so when
the paper he happens to be editing
persists in expressing the belief that
until the workers receive the full product of tbeir toil there can be no
peace.
Ik
was being towed along the highway
somewhere near Yahk. In his absence
we have to omit the story of two
fbotball games at IMichel. On the
fifteenth Michel beat Coal creek V to
1 and on the ISth they beat the F. A.
A. C. by 3 to 0. The later game was
the most, thrilling of tlve season.
The Old Timers ami the Hula Hulas
gave the spectators a good exhibition
of baseball as it is being developed by
the Fernie league on Monday evening.
The weather was line and a goodly
crowd were on hand to see the sport
and, incidentally, to help their respective favorites in the contest.
The rooting assumed major league
proportions at times when good plays
were made.
The batting order of the two teams
was as follows:
Old Timers—Winters, 3 b; Austin,
1. f; Spence, c; Estabrook, 2nd b; 13.
Wilson, p; Liphardt, s. s; McLaren,
r. f; Scott, lst b; Wilson, 3rd b.
Hula Hulas—Ricketts, 3 b; Erkin-
wald, 1 b; A, Dunlap, p; Hovan, c;
Biggs, b. s; Shaw, c. f; F. Leland, r. f;
Corrigan, 1. f; Todhunter, 2 b.
Dufour umpired the game.
The Hulns Hulas were first at bat,
A Smaller Paper.—For a few weeks
The District Ledger will appear as a
four page paper. When business conditions cut off advertising and a solicitous government restricts expressions
of opinions and when money seems to
have pretty well passed out of circulation in the channels from wliich a
labor paper has to get its support lt
becomes necessary to sell our thrift
stamps and otherwise to economize.
We have to thank Brule local for having sent in advance subscriptions for and B wiison twirled, with Spence be
every member   of that   organization ,;,,my(iVa bm,
despite the strike conditions. Ricketts and E. Colton failed    to
—— reach lirst,  A. Duulap sent a high one
Dave Rees Still In East.—We have to left flei.l which Austin failed    to
received a recent copy of the Halifax catch, and went to first base.
Herald which contains a lengthy ar- "   Hovan followed Dunlap and* was out
Shaw walked.
Leland went to first, but Shaw was
thrown out at third and Leland was
caught trying to get second, making
the second double play ot the game.
.Mclntyre, who had taken Liphardt's
place, got away to second and later
scored on 4 wild throw from the
field,
iB. Wilson went out uu a beautiM
(ly to Corrigan in right fceli and McLaren went down before reaching lirst.
Winters struck out.
In the fifth Todhunter got to first
on his long grounder, which Winters
straddled, and finally scored.
Colton got to third on a mull by
Estabrook at second base. A. Dunlap
struck out and Hovan failed to reach
first. °
Austin, for the Old Timers, got first
on a good grounder which got by the
infielders,- but was out at second.
Spence made a good drive and later
scored. Estabrook sent a good ily to
center field which Avas muffed, and
scored. Wilson sent a fly ballto center field which was also muffed, but
was put out trying to steal third. ^Mclntyre went out at second,
In the first of the sixth. Biggs was
out on a fly to Estabrook at second.
Shaw drew another walking order; F.
Dunlap went out at first and Corrigan
struck out.
In the last of the sixth St'ott went
out at first; Wilson got=hls=basa==on
balls; Winters got a good start but
failed to score, and Austin failed   to
I had the pleasure of meeting two
Red brothers, I mean Indians. These
boys had been and done their bit In
France, and spoke very good English,
in fact better than I can do myself.
Whilst sitting in the barber shop at
Macleod, the following conversation
took place with the barber, who had a
pool room attached to his shop:
Indian to Barber—"Say, barber, why
don't you allow me in your pool
room?"
Barber—'■ Well, why should I?"
Indian—"They used to let me go
anywhere in France."
iBarber—"Well, I don't know the
reason.* Yoii cannot go in my pool
roonv and that finishes it."
Don't you think that is hell, Mr.
Editor? This Indian belonged to the
G. W. V. A. in Macleod. I^e had done
his bit for the country which was
stolen from his ancestors a couple of
centuries ago. He had done just as
much, if not more, thau his white
brother for the great White King,
but when it comes to him to enter a
little two by four pool room the
powers that be say: "You cannot enter there." It would be educating to
know why he could not enter there.
I would advise my Red brother to join
the ONE BIG UNION.
There is a certain person sending
accusing letters to my employer (S.
Dragon) which reflect on my character. Now I know who the person is,
but do not wish to do him any harm
as he is a business man in the town.
iBut if same does not cease I shall be
compelled to take proceedings as the
law directs.
' H. Haigh.
10 Dalton Avenue, Fernie.
Dominion Day Celebration
Tuesday, July 1
FERNIE, B. C.
SUMMER WOOD
Don't bother with coal fires as the days
Brow warmer
No. 1 Tamarack $3.00 per rick
Also big stock of good summer wood
Mr. Editor, I do not want to throw
cold water on anybody who thinks that
by taking up a section In sunny, windy,
dry, Alberta, he is going to make a fortune. While travelling two miles
north, two miles east, two miles west
and finishing up by going two miles
south, carrying your automobile
through a dreary waste of sand, looking in the distance and seeing a beautiful lake surrounded by trees and houses nestling on its shore, as you come
nearer it all disappears, and leaves you
nothing to look it, except a waste ot
sand. Thc road that should be a roa-1
Is trying to grow that which has been
blown off the land -which should have
grown it, if everything had been ns
the real estate agents say. Of couro
here and there you will find some very
nice land and crops growing good, ancl
here and there you will find some very
nice alkali bottom which needs no
comment, But gophers! One Is killed
every minute by cars.
McGLADERY BROS.
Phone No. 69
Fernie
i^*^**-**-**--**^*****--^****-^*,"*^**^
Napoleon, as Propagandist,
Tried to Control the News
To Suit His Own Purposes
♦^♦^^♦♦•x«X":^<«:»WK'wH'«X":»H">
Qpen Events
Runing and Jumping
Baseball and Football Tournament
Horse Racing
General Amusements to
$1500 in prizes
For full particulars write to
C. Spence, Sec'y
M
ODERN governments employ
trained journalists to praise
them in the public press.
Napoleon Bonaparte tried a
different scheme. He was his own
propagandist and assumed all the
duties and responsibilties which are
nowadays delegated to a committee.
But what a sad failure! AI the beginning of his career he made no
attempt to hide lift intentions. "A
Sovereign," he..stated, "must confiscate public opinion and use it to his
own advantage." Twenty years later,
an exile on St. Helena, he dictated
a few sad words of commentary: "My
son will be obliged to rule with the
help of. a free press." Whatever his
original ideas upon tlio subject, the
great Emperor could not put them
into practice* until he had been appointed commanding general of tlio
French armies' in Italy in the year
1788. It was a time when freedom
of the pivss ran riot in revolutionary
anpi-nnn-tngauinig*^ rnmrni
PHEUM
THE HOME OF GOOD PICTURES
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"TeieTTFBavo Rees. TBeertlcle Is in trying to steal third, but Dunlap had
type hut we have not room for It in brought In the lirst run of the game,
this issue and will hold it until next Winters went to bat for the Old
week. Although-we had a slight dtf- Timers, but failed to get flrst. Austin
ference Of opinion with Brother Rees got flrst on a good grounder. Spence
some time ago we have to congratu- struck out,     Estabrook sont a liner
reach~~first.
In the seventh, Todhunter got    to
flrst but was   caught   stealing third, would be Interesting to know what the
Ricketts struck out.   E. Colton made Campbells would do if they knew their
In Lethbridge they have a few scabs
working and strange to say these men
are all English speaking. At on!) of
the miues, 1 think it is No. 6, ther-o is a
bunch of Scotchmen working. When
thev return from thBlr^ork.-tlie£jta,
met by a good-natured crowd, who sing
"The Campbell'B Are Coming."       It
t-
late him on many of his utterances in
Nova Scotia and from one of the leaders in tho workers' movement in that
provinco we have the assurance that
"down ln his heart Dave Reos Is praying for Ute complete success of lba
One Big Union."   Of coum be '.».
Libel Suit Settled   Out of Court-
The case of J. R. Wallace against P V-
Lawson and District   18   collects el>
was settled out of court without going
on for trial.   At the oponing of   iho
court application was made for   adjournment on the grounds   that ox-
Alderman William Jackson, a material wltnesB In tho   case, refused    to
come from Blairmore to give evidence
and eould not  be gubpeonaod    trom
another province.   An order for    a
commission to take his evidence    In
Alberta was asked for.    Tho plomtitT
produced an affidavit from Mr. Jackson In which he swore lhat lie had not
spoken to the editor of The Dl.dr.-ci
Ledger or any of tne other def-midant*
In the action   regarding  the suWoct
matter of the alleged llhel until after
tho action had been started.   The do*
■ fendnnt m«do affidavit thnt on Mtm*t
tt, IM, Alderman Jackson and Alder-
man Hunter had como Into The U»<!*<-r
office and that on tbat occasion Aid' r-
man Jackson told of the occurrence
opon which the nllogod llhel was baaed.    An affidavit was aim oreaentod
from Mdnrmnit llttnter     Th"   1"'!!'"
rated    that    In     view      of    Mr.
Jackson's   affidavit   It   would   seem
that he would be an unwilling    and
therefore not a material witness   and
for that and other F»a«en« decided that
xhe caee must proceed.   A »hurt   adjournment was taken and tho part'.f-s
In the case esme together and Affected
eettlement without the rue going   ?o
trial     The Wistrkt U'dgor has    to
regret that the srau-mont ha-Kcd    on
Mr. Jackson's conversation wa«   publish**.
INtTHUCflONt FOR FILLING
INCOME TAX  SCHEDUIS
Tk* IMatrlct Ledn-t-r ba» taint * nuin-
ber ot enllemi who have h-zen ankine v*r
wlvk-e Im r**ard u, till lute *.m <w-<*i
lacoot* ta* schedules as *«M t<> tlwia
by th* 4«f*ftat*ftt U w**< tlwvvtv-w
with ito email »ati*fac(lon thst we w*
motvno tmm ton hand* oi mu uniot*.
XOn mni* Lao*** it*,**.«»»■* «+«*..**-.•>•>-».■-
tlw fe§te«ief tontine iu.mn.if,-).-.
In «ft* ■§«*« j»**ee to «*»*« *** vnrtr*d
■om by algebra, astronomy, trttonome-
ttf an* tfttfa* twlth th* netmt on th*
to Biggs who stopped lt and sent lt to
pecond stopping Austin, and Todhunter relayed it to flrst in time to beat
Hstabrook, making a very nice double
play.
In tho Ant of tho second Biggs was
thrown out at lirst. Todhunter struck
out, and Ricketts got his base on
balls, E. Colton followed, both runners scoring. Dunlap was thrown out
by Wilson while he was stealing to
third.
In tho first of tho second innings,
Hlegs went out at first;Shaw struck
out; ditto Leland.
l.iphanlt wont out at first for the
Old Timer,-; V-Tllson sent up a high
ono which Ulggjs gathered In. McLaren was out at lirat on a throw from
Ulggs.
In the flrnt of the third innings. Corrigan went out at first; Todhuntet
struck out; Rlcketls walked nnd later, pcorod.
lv roi ton followed with another
store and Dunlap was <i*ught stealing
third hj a throw from Wilson,
Scott wan ilrst'to hat for tho Old
Timer* nml mado flrst from whoro hu
vent to third on Austin's liner to
center field.
II   Wilfwi was thrown out at
Winters fouled to Hovan.
Austin scored and Ustnbrook
out at first.
ami.
went
a hit and later second on a wild throw
to first by Wilson. A. Dunlap went to
first, but Hovan and Biggs both went
down at flrst.
Spence sent a flyer to Corrigan A'ho
promptly gathered It ln. Estabrook
did the same, but Corlgan muffed it.
Mclntyre struck Out and Wilson failed to reach first.
In the first of the eighth, Shaw and
Dunlap struck out and 1'orrlgan was
put out at first.
'McLaren sent a nice little fly to tho
pitcher.
Scott was put out at flrst and H.
Wilson was out on n nice rainbow to
third base.
In the flrst of the ninth, Todhunter
got first on a fine liner to center which
let him to third.
Rlckotts and K, Colton both walked,
filling tho bases. A. Dunlap went to
first and all scored on a wild throw to
drat from (he pitcher. Biggs got to
second on a wild throw to first hy
Winters, Hhnw and Dimlnp struck
out.
Wlnler* struck out; Austin got
second on a passed hall: Spence was
out on a fly to E. Colton; Estabrook
sont a nlco fly to Ricketts who muffed
it. Mclntyre walked; ond Austin wns
caught at the plate.
Score by Innings;
I 8 3 4 5 « 7 8 »
Hula llulai  102010104-9
out Timers ,...« o 2 l 2 o o o o— r.
well known mrch was being Bung to a
bunch, of scabs.
France. Delivered from the restrictive, laws of the old regime, every
political party, every political leader,
printed a little news-sheet of Its own.
Napoleon wrote often to the directors and asked that stops be taken to
protect  his  reputation.    The  Paris
1
Tho protection of wild, bird life,
Does not the swallow come under that
category. I think it does. They ar*
one of the greatest insect eaters that
there is. How is it that the nests are
washed down from underneath the
copings of tho buildings of Fernlo?
If we presumed lo make a swallow
pie, would tho police prosecute us?
The residents of Coal €reek. have
to pay for tho benefit of riding on
tho death trail. A good opportunity
now exists for rt Jitney sorvlco. If it
was to start I guess they would put a
fence across the road, Query: Why
don't the Coal Creekors pack their
blankets and como into town to live?
~o ■	
RECONSTRUCTION
^iitl,      Uiu..itit) ti.*       'il1*
hnvo glvHi   th<? iliurih
end divide bv    the
automobile ll<en»e
iim • ,.,i<i *»
amount you
'!»r':r>fj lhe yesr
number of   your
t.1R,
If \hfvc are two <hlldr*n, y<>« de-
duct 1100,00 from your Income, add
hff weight ood tip,,* of t!u« second ehiH
divided by the date of your birth,
multiply br the nter ot your h«t, and
subtract the weight ot your mother.
In-law
The'r»'«uU of the .iln.* computation
j*?'* ivnJ.-j !•„'. r**rr\*d In titoe VI!!. 9-rh*-
dnle I, after dtdtttling frem th»t tlK
• ot-nl of tl. I* and A* »'"' adding !■', <*-
snd I... carrying U '" eolunm l»*. whUH
H'*!j mrer st! "•x'lftwi, ftoi'pi iho iuir-
nisi nnd *«rt*»«.
A'rrr ym c*1 It sll fh'nre-l on* \«>i
•.kWt have U> I":*' luci.uu* Urn" <J uiii
nature, fnr llioy wilt h.tve vo i over tf
the tK»t»!<a1 and striped dote. |
'..i.i,i, ul iSuA Cuti't*.
One of Ihe latest of our men lo get
hiuk from "over Ihere" It Krantt Nee
«nd he was gladly welcomed, Frank
*nw three years ncrvle** In Ihe ambulant^ corp*. a corp* that had a« many
fn tall! leu a* the infantry despite the
f««t that thoy never packed a rlfie.
Enclosed with these notes you will
find a full list of scab* now working
nt Conl Creek. Photographs n' n few
will 'o">'.", Tho llBIM "I'l iKOli U'.'V
ill Wt?ar and th» way Ihiy avoid the
fellowship of r-es! mrn m«k"« V dim
cult to get good snap thoti
 ■■— f,-—---	
MUTUAL AIO.
Itwent tu»w»psp«>r atnrles trom Ar-
frnftn* give thn Inspection lhat ihe
niiHten. in that far away couutry.
know how to stand together In defense
of iheir rightn.   One «f tho explana-
WLiMk WHifca.* i'iwt«.»
Tfcrf  r.-wHi.tcT,!! <H":*-< «m*.*?V*T iff. '1*;T"»
day nlgbt w*s TIIE *t*nt nt th* •*»*•
t.tiO        ThM heft!   oi !he -t-hy  ftf.d
■it   $.*
4 It ***** 8et-***aff
t* in* t-hwM*, |>ler»*«'!
(ju-teS
Thi» ptjtrlx'.     It.**.*! low a
If ynot l»«ei»» 1* V,*1-***"4'' * ■
aa4 ytm b*r* » diammi rsng nt-i -
•atOMOblle and are married to a
breaetle girl, twenty -six y^nn old. 3 ><J
tato «»• «i»e«»t of yom tnetm*. add
ftmr pentmnl pttww. t«V.raet your
attaet ttitmh'.'r, muttfpt- hi 'yinr fi-fr^»
•M yonr wife's beight. a«d dit ide »*y ent piuo m "
J'uor tC^pftORi:  r'lrr'- f
T«« win Hutu ■mtry i-uur mihm,
Mtsntiftf ttom ytmt plw. ♦« tb+otot*
0. «i tke «*nts Umi ni -nkith ym
wm oMxoe. th* matUfft* wW-t ?'''"
■mmltoX. i«*e4«*e K. *****
mo bn toman A,
n ywi on** * <*»** "» «** »*"»>,v''
m»trae« ttmot from   ytmt ttmom. mrmtpmdmi
ndd »h# amount of ymr p#r#ftnal prop- retmrVnt; «p»«s
to fiav**- totAlit*.
mt     and    ft*-
l\ittt*t*  r.*f*t*l*hXv  tehnr  Hnvlmr  t,* tht*
* rnt»«Hl  mntm fJ-epartment of iJibof
imder   the title    "Mitttl   an* Co-
', ,. ;-t.t.. Af..*MiMiti.,ii*. in Ai«vutiUA.
Th« wwperatlve movement of Argen-
' Una ila!< ;i b»rk !« l\2't. H Ua*t ttotm
,***>***** t***.,*,*) *****:** »*-l M *m*>
:pr«f*-Ri tlm* there are oter ais hon-
idre-tl tftt^tdBii meratier* ef t-he vaMons
!ri>-op*r34tve tftflrtalteas. Tlie riiy
*as   *j*ffH)pefftHr<*     *«»*<ieiatl«nii      hufed-e
Borne mmt favor one kind ol reconstruction-some favor another. Those
who bellove In a reconstruction that
will preserve tho present economic
system with Ha exploitation. Its pov-
erty for the workers and aenoeleas luxury for the Miff owning class are "patriots." Those who bellerc In a
system of reconstruction aimed to put
the workers In control of Ute industries
upon whieh they depend for tt living
wr« 'MhtUhevlsiH." The reconstruction
of the decrepit, discredited capltnllst
machine ts popular with those who
benefit most from Us Injustice. The
ivioni.triuHon of a uoi* aoild-order,
promising greater life opportunities
for the massed, mu»! of necessity be
unpopular with this< same capitalist*.
The <*ai adlan Government is busy
making tbo world i»aie for a recon-
•trueted capitalism. I'nder a confidential order from the postmaster general, a^lonn Hut of publications I* bar
red from the mail. Included In this li*t
is the "tlol-sliovlHt Declaration ol
Ittglil*." The "ItolsheUst iH-clamtioii
of Itlghts" la one nection of tbt Hu*-
■*hn Unrl.*! t'nmi.i*<i*,lotii te t-b'tft llw
rieht of the wnrl>t»r* In th* pnttoet*
ot Ji.ilr Ubor In »*»■ UmI and dulined-
The orders In rouncil promulgated Im
iho govutnor general on k*<omraenda-
tlon of the mlnlnter of justice declared
11 il|.ffli-?if«ttt «rg*tilia,tlou» "itatoiwt'itl."
Among theie organisations are tbe
t-m-mt ist'taoiratie i"*nj. tie W»riw»r»
■'•'. ■•'  '**.,„«.    .',.-. i»,vv»,.k>'    v,w«*»j.      ii!*.--
\\'t>r)tvru of the W'tttlA,   Tiw-M *ut§nn
(rations of worirlnemra differ li manr
"prSIs; so"ne argued, was helping IBe
Austrians and lhe "Rardinians, and
something must be done to counteract this evil influence. He suggested
the foundation of an official newspaper, reflecting the opinions of the
French Government, The directors
listened patiently, fulled to answer
the letters of their commander-in-
chief, and did nothing, until Gen.
Napoleon, in despair, began to print
his own newspapers, In the year
1797, the Com i lei de l'Arraee
d'ltalle appeared ln Milan. A fow
weeks later It was followed Uy La
France vue do ravmee d'ltalle.
Tho next year Napoleon transferred the scone of his activities to
Egypt. As soon as he reached the
•shores of the Nile, (ho Courrlcr
d'Egypto appeared, printed In Cairo,
originally In Ihe French language,
but soon followed by editions In
Arabic for tho benefit fit the native, who must be impressed by tho
glory and fume of tlio foreign conqueror. From that moment on Napoleon Is master of tlio printed word
In hia adopted rounlry. After the
coup d'etat of XVIII llrumalro the
freedom of the press'was a dead issue
In France, On tho 17th of January
of the year 1800 Napoleon restricted
the number of newspaper* that were
10 bc printed In Fraiir..' to cxaclly 13.
The others were impended for an
Indefinite period of time.
Not contented with hia fame on
Ute field of battle (he great general
fought bin quarrel!) on  paper and
concentrated his effort^ upon a alnglo
•beet, lhe Mnnllenr,    This Journal
was not a new enterprise.   It had
made Ils first unpenraiicc early In
the year 1789 as on Independent
newspaper. After 1801 It became the
defender and expounder of the Napoleonic theories of government and
administration. Il printed the official
decreet and the offlrlal   announcements and wnn to lm found on the
table of every Imperial office-bolder.
When a aerlous onemlnn was liefore
the public, Napoleon himself wrote
or dictated editorials aud articles.
As a source of inspired Information
the paper was never surpassed, not
e?an by Ihe kepi pn-*s of nismgrek.
A little latwr the ruler of lhe
French found himw If In it bitter fight
witb the Krrni'h (itnllnaltt and finally
with Uie I'op*?.  Thea he slarled a
publication  mi Inly  tor  home ton-
•uwpHon. (he Hull* tin do Parte, fol-
lowed Bbmilr «(• ■ vt-M Ity the Journal tit* Can'- ,  '*' i'l« Si 1 ftweaitil ,
at tlie prwlne iv«<h c at when all other j
fterlciil Jnurnnl-* were mippreesed.     }
«     \%}«•<*"»«■<   *)»«'  htopvi-ttt   %**M  he i
j W0» tol1o,r.*il hy i*ojitf* ef hit Itifplr- J
(•Hi   nin.,.;|i 1*     V. ii li   lh«   SUOW   uf   j
ih.- Kii» * e*i»i I'Uii.i. iind the tenacity •,
of Ib-e   It'i ftiui jrjnlei   hod   turned '
ltli> gloi'uuu Mi..-1'vi-a- (iunpaign luto i
'mmpleio ffill'ite, tw bnj«(«,'ne(f  baelt j
(to Puktitt. moi Itoii, Wtlne and War- *
i«iw irti'd In ln1t*n*n** Vrt*o*h ■n»ihH'* '
u| J.JIOII tiy tiliiltt 1,0:1 (11; |< nolo* tt-tl- (
Saturday Matinae 2.30.   Saturday Nights First Show at7
*mjm**mmmmmm*emmmemtmmm*mewwmw^immm^i^^mmmewm*^»^*mm^mm^tmm^mm^m^e^n^^^^i^m^nmM^mmm^w^mmm^^^e^em
Friday and Saturday, June 20 and 21
MARY MILES MINTER in
"Tlie Amazing Impostor"
A deligltful five part comedy-drama
EDDIE POLO in   "The Lure of Thc Circus"
Episode 3
"Hands U"p"-final chapter
Monday and Tuesday, June 23 and 24
"From Headquarters"
featuring ANITA STEWART
This is a powerful police drama that has more real heart throbs in in its five
wonderful reels than in any eight reels ever shown
"The Woman In The Web"-chapter 8
—=——   One Reel Comedy
Wednesday and Thursday, June 25 and 26
VALESKA SURATT in
"The Victim
FOX SPECIAL PRODUCTION
CHARLIE CHAPLIN in a return showing of
"A Dog's Life"-threc reels
The United Church
Rev. C K, Batzold, Pastor
J. Whitehouse Ornrantut
Services, Sunday, June 22,1919
11.30 a.m. "Christ and Unfinished Task"
7,30 p.m.    "Tne Chamber of Imagery"
12.15 p.m. Sabbath School
A Cordial Invitation to All
ff^m^mssmmmmziEM*^M
TRADES UNIONISTS OF CANADA
STOP! READ1  THINK1
WHAT IS THE USE OF
INCREASED WAGES
If the Manufacturer, Wholesaler, and Retailer are to add to the increased wage cost, their
usual percentage of profit, and compel you to
buy back the commodities you produce with
with three scales of excess-Profit added?
Protect Wage Values
by organizing Co operative distribution and ultimately Co-operative production of thc merchandise for which your wages are exchanged.
lyinf rlfninoflx' Muw* tlm *tti*Hi;i< c-Mi-
dltlon* of ih«* pnt*nt.   Stxt until he
irf'i Tn-sol .:;Si «M bin mniixy
iti*.
— I* a
mp***.   On* thine, b«w»ter,    llw U',  „   newnpapir him   rente.    And
hare In eommm   All of •h'-m   ir<« In-1 whw b* r«>tnrn«•*.! fnnn Kltm ho ro-
tnw ff*,( «f,  r*»f'*Mfe»i,ri»    .   ,■   ■■■*• *   >*■■■*'*■■ •   ■■*  1'      <•■     *■ ■ .     n    *   *       '••
WO! pmeel the m**»et of th-i pmpt* \ In;ehjff «'r tl^ eldL Mwjlff »r.     for
end ptntntde tbtlr weVnre, ' """ '*""
1-t-MtmiimHIon m«mn» emly mf Wnt
tn ih* tnrwnrd liwklng ^*w«!m»! of nt-
ill
InrorpoTRtert 1907
!!
w» « m.mu»*i*ii***em.,f:*i~*l*
hi- 4H««rl»*l inn **-*n ntor t*o «n «han}, |lt,;Minit and loan •octettes, pro-
e»tl*f4 ttr iu-mt In th«« eote* tent I mm r -doefrs'
'     .•'. '•;■     ' 'tl' l'f    '   t''.      '        l'i 'tl'
traitor" wa* ar»*«8ii «hi« {
lie taut    i.: i htititf'li}   it-ui.ii n**i-
*■**•***#« tr*»n«4 h. '* ■»*»♦ lAf.****!'
t.a* a *\p.  *»■» *»*•'* »lw ttt*4 I; per*
*.mx&i*t aa amtint-ttofciU-  *»«»»!• h. .■  t**.
tnk* him »**> XHt-tfd tor tn* pnt** *-*.» ■»*»•
■**r*mi rv*nrntd tn*ii $itfh"i'to yonr
in *"at* Ifcut the U*m
ar.d 'ho virilize    to
".bltt S*"« «**» *
trtmo*r*tlr*a.      tmm»*r*
*   i>j»*ranvr* and    *xi*\titmtt*t*    tu •
ofnwhitiw* Th« remntrt rnopetnittm
-t-. >.» *>■• r»*»»„ l*i«f <!»»•» nop itinerant*:
tr,i.p*.mir* h«nl» ant,,m—opemi"*
-   »+»i.%*!t)f *nd n^lV^t ootttttinHmt.
Ht-r I»f r*nr ib* wvtborn nt Arrow-
t'un nr* Nirwlo* the *«»* et the too*
fit 11***- "if <: m *i.-mr*-§. ban-t- * tl^x
n-*m* *■ i-O, *t* 1* rr*"tr**it" T***r h*r
■sunt, tbseonb ttwir £**~*>f0toUiio
■rt-4-*r<i*'frrr« tb*f nr* brlptn* 19 tdnd
' i"«.-r Hi* ptttpl't np*m whme Ubnt
i'ftf&li •.&*> v.'itiBitiiiv«vw *s.i* wtwiwim
tain, tie mw world *M*» U mw
Mng erttted optm the mtn* of ihe <M
wftf *nt**mtird th* Inter**** of thi'
fdatn peojiie a* ihoroaghl}' it the oM
wr,tl*l nifttrnnrdod 'h** »»*♦•'*i*.*i r>» >X>,
wmnltif rift*!*, ft, iho w-nnlt.s <!»!>.
thl* kM of teeootdtoettm !■ a
mitt*t*-. Tjs tbt' WMth-imKilkm *,t i- a
ptomi**
l 1*10 ,1a\* !:.»rop' '■'•'' o*Mlrt«l 'o f*r-«t
; tbk* ntft'iai  «»rai(i  II  ti   «tM>«-4   in
'kr."«   V.I.-I  (!>•■ li (••! <V>r»ic^n had
ia -•*} «|».»'i nil '!-■' 'nu iron vent tn
th* adiimux'.riti-'fi .,' rn<t«'iU!i*» ami
the ttaul ii«*»!f",    tf (<i[)«|!i*ir d i>n>*
tip , *
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t>,'l<*11»*0*>'.   *'
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H. 1**.* t \.-i-.>tt,;
l-,tll   I • > "       , *f%
Y*A1-       '.''..i   . t<
Mrs* E. Xodd.
LADIES' fUBKWHIR
if
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•ihtMet the ttt» of y»tt <nf*tl*r   *4# dtry tmamtt in ot? the tttmro*o ntwnlei tbo OmiU.'-'boO't Htottmt
L. H 90TK4M
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Coittt, Cofm, S*iiu Qotrm, Pruini, WMtowttf, Bortwy, ftasy
OMj^L  nam Mj^ju^iglLmL bm   mL%S-9t
Spcetnl nttcntion to MtO Orden

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