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The District Ledger Jul 25, 1919

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Miners In
Britain Lay
Down Their Tools
The latest news from Great Britain regarding the strike of the
coal miners shows that sailors frou> warships have beon sent to keep
pumps going in many of the mines and for fear of the sailors being
attacked by the miners troops liave been despatched to all the mining
The triple alliance of labor, wliich is composed of the railwaymen,
transportation workers and miners, met in London behind closed
doors and -registered a vote of 217 to 11 against conscription, participation in Russian campaign and the inter vent icu of military force Jn
trade union disputes.
There is no doubt that Lloyd-George 'b government- has met the
most serious situatiton in domestic affairs tlmt it has yet had to deal
with, one which may bring to a focus all the labor discontent wJncii
ha*^ been accumulating since the armuttrce. The premier «nd the other
ministers were serious-faced today; -they were jn conference for hours.
David Lloyd George's genius hibherto has been shown in fois ability
for compromised. Now he is placed between two opposing forces
whose interests are in direct opposition. %The miners, who constitute
the strongest organized labor body in the couutry, are determined upon the nationalization of the mines; the coal owners seem equally determined to maintain their property rights. Moreover, 300 members
of Uhe premier's coalition party in the commons have signed a strong
protest against nationalization as a principle.
• The majority of the newspapers display appreciation of, if not
sympathy with the miners standpoint aud say "that the miners were
given to understand that the government would adopt the report of
the Sankey commission. This commission recommended partial nationalization a month ago, but the government 'has not yet taken steps to
follow this recommendation.
CONDON, July 21.—As a pro- j George announcedTin the House oi
test against the increase of six
shillings in the price of coal which
came into effect today, following
the refusal of the miners' federation to accept a compromise on the
wafre and other questions, thousands of miners in the Mansfield
district of Nottinghamshire refused to go down into tlie pits this
morning. The men in othor dis-
triots are expected to do likewise, despite the recommendations
by the federations in all districts
that work be continued until the
government settled the question
of piece rates growing out of thc
increase in the coal price.
Some 200,000 miners likewise
are out in Yorkshire for an increase in wages granted oy South
Yorkshire mine owners, aubjeett
to approval of the coalition tribun-
al, The West Yorkshire owners,
however, withdrew from this a-
The strike is generally considered as very serious because the
workers engaged in pumping and
other labor essential to the safoty of the mines, have joined the
strikers. Heretofore such workers
have heen allowed to continue at
their task during strikes.
Forty-five thousand miners also
went on strike in the Derbyshire
district as a protest against thc
increased price of coal.
Three mines in the Yorkthir*?
district are flooded and 12 others
are likely to he filled with water
in a day or two, Premier Lloyd
Commons, as a result of thc pumpmen's strike. Some of the mines,
he said, would be ruined. The
government is sending men.from
the fleet to aid in pumping out the
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Mr. £loyd George said the last
24 hours had witnessed grave aud
unprecedented developements in
the miners' strike. Tie said the
Yorkshire miners had called out
the pumpmen nnd engineers, and
that many mines in that district
were suffering from the rising
water and wero threatened with
At 58 mines, he said, the nceos.
sary men were nt work, but that
in 85 mines pumping had beeu
stopped entirely. Mine officials.
he added, continued the pumping
for thirty-five minutes nfter the
men left.
A staggering blow Ims been
struck the Sheffield industries by
the strike in the Yorkshire coal
Helds, Hays a despatch hi the livening News from Sheffield today.
Thousands of hands weiw thrown
cut of work this nioraiii't hy th»*
stoppage of the engineering work*
>n Sheffield, which anrot-inced that
on account ol! the shortfti-to ot conl
will remained closed until lhe end
of the stike. Before the end of
the week it is feared that all tito
large works will be shut down, the
advices add.
A liU'ge numliev of nw-Fiuv wnrh-
also on strike for the same shorter hours as thow granted tin- miners at the mines in South Walt* are
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-26th,  1919.
Printed By Union Ubor
Interesting News Notes
In th© Toronto Trades and Labor
Counoil election the progressive element completely wiped out the moderates. The Socialists are practically
in complete control much to the discomfiture of the big daily papers.
The United States shipping board
has cut the rate on coal shipments to
South American ports $2.50 per toa.
This has been done to encourage Amer-
can shipments and enable more successful competition against British
coal. The order went into effect last
Sn Auckland Geddes."-Ilritlsh minister of reconstruction, in a speech recently warned the people that the
prices of food next winter -.-.'ill climb
to a level never dreamed of." Sir
Aucklland denounced the limitation of
output as "stark, spring lunacy."
The "white colar slaves" of StJohns,
Newfoundland, have organized as the
United Brotherhood of Clerks and the
new body in Its call says: nWe call
on all clerks to organize with a view to
ensuring a living wage to each and all
by means of collective bargaining.'"'
S. A. Tipping; of Winnipeg, addressed Glace .Bay miners last week on tbe
subject of the big strrlke. The meeting was to have been held In the Casino theatre, but the crowd that gathered would have filled the building sev-
erall times over and an open air meet-'
ing was necessary. . Tipping had a
great reception.
■Race riots In Washington, the United
States capital ctty, have resulted in
th-e killing of five persons and the serious injury of a»> least 50 others.
Troops of cavalry* were called out to
quell the disturbance. A bill has been
introduced for tlio separation' of the
races in street cs?a in the"District'of
The bricklayers, teamsters, garment
workers and metal workers are still
on strike lm Toronto and the letter carriers are threatening -to come out tbls
week. The letter carriers in Montreal
are also threatening to strike unless a
wage grievance L^ettled immediately.
■IDestroyer" Robertson has his hands
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Two hundred United States war vessels of various classes are now on
the way. from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast for the "protection" of the
western shores. Another Interesting
move in the United States was a meeting recently fifctiMn the Bankers' Club
New Yorit City, between representatives' of American oil Interests in
Mexico and a leading religious organization to map out. the campaign of
spiritual uplift for our boys in the Inevitable war with Mexico	
A dirigible airship touring over Chicago took fire on Monday afternoon
and crashing down went through the
glass roof,of the Illinois Trust-and
Savings Co. Elleven persons were killed and twenty-six injured
ers, and for extra pay for weekends. A number of other strikes
in varknis parts of the coal fields
are reported.
Oue colliery in South Wales has
been closed because of alleged
harsh treatment of the men, while
at another colliery the men are
striking for the maintenance of the
custom by which they were supplied with coal at nominal prices
for their homes. ■*. 4 general strike,
the despatches state, is threatened
on this question.
It was pointed out that the proposed increase.of six Hillings per
ton for eoal,annonnced-hy the gov-
ernmeht.will make the best quallity
cost 52 shillings and sixpence in
London, with a -bottom price of
46 shillings and sixpence.
Why Do Not Small Business Men And
Professional Men Pack Blanket And Flsht Fires?
To The District Ledger:
It is a pity that the working plugs
cannot see very far. Maybe it is owing
to working below ground with only a
small tight to guide and that to how
we feel to day on the surface guided
by very small lights in the labor world
of Canada.
One day this week I saw a very sad
procession wending its way to the
Coleman depot in charge of two government fire wardens who had commandeered the services of the working
pluga of Coleman to fight fire on the
Crows Nest Pass/Coal Company's and
other corporations' timber limits on
the mountains of the Pass. Whilst we
are out on strike to uphold the principle ot more wages and teaser hours
these men (who do not consider one
minute to calling a man a Bcab or
something worse for keeping the mines
in repair) willingly shoulder a blanket and trek their way to a fire tor lees
wages and longer hours than they are
fighting for at the mines.
Now, I ihave been to District 18 tor
a number of years and It seems to me
to be a disease with the men that
whenever we are called out on strike
a large number iinake it a point to
slough away to do other men's work
at a less wage; as they say to "cut
down expenses." -My way of looking
at tt la that they are cutting off their
noses to spite their facea, because if
we are out on strike to uphold a principle let us ALL stay out till we sink or
or sw4m.
We do not see the store keeper, the
pool room keeper, the clerk, the law-
yeyrs, the clergymen or any of that
bunch having to shoulder a blanket
although they are supposed to be more
interested in "saving the country" as
the working plug. Where are our leaders that the^ allow such a thing to
A Timber Wolf.
Coleman, July 24,1919
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The Clearing Sale of all
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No Settlement of
18 Trouble
In Sight
Director of Coal Operations Armstrong In Calgary
But Has Not Yet Had A Meeting with Either Side
Awaiting Return of Secretary McNeil of. The
Western Coal Operators Association
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Four  International  Officers  In  Calgary Discussing
I    What Part Indianapolis Will Take In The Affairs
of The District—It Is Said That Proposal Is To
Place Two Men In Charge For Making of An
On page three of this issue correspondence published by Secretary
Ed. Browne will show the statua of the situation in District 18 as it
existed at the close of last week.
On Tuesday night Director of Coal Operations Armstrong arrived
m Calgary to "take matters up" as promised in his telegram of the
17th inst. from Vancouver.
On Wednesday and Thursday he was unable to "take matters
up" because W. P. McNeil, secretary of the Western Coal Operators
Association was in Edmonton. At time of going to press on Priday we
have not learned if Mr.McNeil has returned.
In the meantime the Director of Ooal Operations and the Opera-
tors' Association have been in touch wth tho In^an^i y,**A9,„
ters of the U. M. W. of A. at Indianapolis. International Organtecr
Dave Irvine was in Fernie this week on his way toward Calgary froni
his home in Seattle. Jtuft previous to going home Mr. Irvine visited
Indianapolis and discussed with the officials tlie situation in this Dib-  • ***
In Fernie Mt. Irvine waa reticent in regard to what action the In-
ternational waa to take but the impression follows his visit that two
men from headquarters are to take charge of the making of an agree-
ment in District 18 and of affaire generally. If the membership fail to
approve of this action it is underetood that the Interuatioul charter
wtill be taken away and possibly a campaign for reorganization of the
U. M. W. of A. commenced. The operators claim they want an organ-
ization of the workers and it is even alleged they would stand for a
closed shop policy and a quite liberal agreement if they can get tho
organization on the right lines and the proper elimination of the O.
International Board Member Dalrymple, of Oklahoma, ond Inter-
national Board Member Ballantyne, of Iowa, arrived in Calgary ou
Thuraday and International Board Member Caddy, of Washington,
waa to arrive on Friday. The first two to arrive would giv© no expres-
aion of their intention and said they would await Mr. Caddy' arrival.
A new feature has been added to the situation by declaration
trom C. P. R. sources that a more than usually profitable business will
be done the coming autumn and winter iu the carrying of coal westward from the head of the great lakes to make up the shortage caiued
by the atrike in District 18, This alao gives the C. V. R. an opportunity to use the care with which the grain will be taken eastward ami
explains why that corporation is "'perfectly satisfied" to have the idle-
nets in the mines of Alberta and South Eautero British Columbia con-
tinue indefinitely.
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The Atitude   of Allied Diplomacy
Toward Bolshevist
How Germany's Real Enemies Were Opposed
While Allied Monies Went To Support of Governments Which Were Using German Troops
To Quell Domestic Disturbances
The second installment, written
by William Hard, of the experiences in Russia during the Bolshevist regime of Col. Raymond
Robins, head of the American Red
Cross mission, appears in the Metropolitan Magazine for July.
We extract frcsm.it the following: 7
. The Russian army was helpless
and hhopeless, yes. But could some
support be got from the Allies?
Would the Allies promise to intervene with help, with some sort of
help,"if at Moscow the Russian
Soviets, instead of ratifying the
peace, (of Brest Litovsk,) should
repudiate it.?
A memorandum was written,
in it an inquiry was addressed to
the Allies. Their answer belongs
to the third chapter of our diplomacy in revolutionary Russia, ln
this se'eond chapter there was
simply the memorandum itsali*.
It asked the Allies what they
would do in certain circumstances.
Is that right?"
But Lenin already suspdSJted
what they would do. So did Trotsky.
Trotsky had said to Robins one
'Haven't you Americans got a
Russian Railway Mission, of Americans, somewhere?
"Where is it?" „
"Gone to Japan?"
"What's it doing there?"
"Eating its head off."
"Why don't you send it in
"'Why, Mr. Commissioner, you,
know there are many American—"
"Yes, they think I'm a Germun
agent. Well now, suppose I am.
Just assume, for argument, that I
am. You admit I have never told
you I would' do «, thing and then
failed to do it. My motives may
be bad, but my actions go with
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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.
my pi'omises.
"Well, then, out of some motive
whieh you may qssurae to be bad,
I am willing to share the railway
system of Russia half-and-half
wdth the United States; and if
yoii will bring your'-Railway Mission into Russia I promise you lhat
I will give its members complete
authority over half the transpoi'-
itation of all the Russia of the
"What do. you ineanr-Hhalf ?"
"I mean this:
"I will accept anybody you Am-
ericans want to name as your rail-,
way chief and I will mala- him Assistant Superintendent of Russian
Ways and Communication, and
his-orders will, be-orders. ■* Then,
as well as we can, we will divide
all our available transportation
facilities into two equal parts. You
will"use your half to evacuate war
supplies from the front and to;carry them aw&y in'o the interior, so
that the Germans will not be able
to get them. \\ •» will Use our
half, you helping'tw. to move our
food supplies from the places
where Ave have a surplus to the
places where we have a deficit.
You see?"
"Clearly, You want us Americans* to reform and restore your
railway system for you so .that it
can carry food successfully and so
that you can feed your people and
keep your   Government   going."
"Yes. But I propose to pay you
in precisely the coin you most need
and want. Colonel Robins have
you ever seen a gun-map of our
We Invlteall Loggers in the interior to join Tmndirwitlf us
in a united effort to better our conditions, "which can only be
clone in this manner.
Organizers are now on the road and will pay you a visit
in the near future.
So get ready!
Por further information communicate with E. Winch, secretary-treasurer, 61 Cordova St. W.
Trotsky unrolled it before him.
It showed some six hundred miles
of locations of cannon and of
shell—nesrts of cannon, dumps of
shells, usan'.e stuff, quantities of it,
the material leavings of a once
mighty army. It showed cannon
that had never been fired—cannon
new and of the latest type, with
their shells beside $hem.
''There it all lies,'' said Trotsky. "It's of no more use,to us.
Our army does not fight in any
more foreign wars just now. Lenin
says the Germans will advance.
If they do, they will take all that
stuff. We can not move it back.
We can do small things on our
railways now, but. not big things.
Most of our technical railway managers are against us. They are
against the revolution. They are
sabotaging the Revolution. Our
railways are headless. The whole
point is: our railways need new
heads. Will you supply them?"
"I'll inquire."
''But be suire you make this
(•Hear: My motive, whether good
or bad, is entirely selfish, I get a
reorganized and effective i*ailway
system for Soviet Russia. And
your motive so far as I am concerned, is entirety selfish, too.
You save a mass of munitions from
all possibility of falling into the
hands of the Germans. You get n
benefit. 1 get a benefit. Mutual
services, mutual benefits, and no
pretenses! What do you say?"
"I'll find out."
So again Robins ran to diplomatic circles with what he thought
was good news and again it was
he heard the wisdom of the palaces. The peasants were really
rising now. Lenin and Trotsky
were really falling now. The real
Russia, the Russia loving the whip,
the Russia loving the strong man,
KaJedine, Alexeiey, somebody, was
asserting itself. Up from the. Ukraine. Up from the Don. Up from
the Urals. No use bothering with
ljenin and Trotsky. No use at all.
So those guns and! those shells
remained where they were, and so
the Germans (took them and made
use of them on the bodies of the
Frenchmen and Englishmen and
Americans in -the March drive and
in the June drive of 1918 on the
Western front; and Lenin and
Trotsky were still standing.
Lenin and Trotsky came to
think that the Allies would never
co-operate with them for any purpose. They came to think the Allies would co-operajte with any
sort of White government sooner
than with, any sort of Red. They
came, to think that the Allies were
not so much interested in saving
Russia from Germany as in destroying the Red government at
Petrograd. They thought too much,
but they had much reason.
In Russia, in the'territory of the
old Russia, along its eastern front-
,ier, there liad emerged three governments. There was one in Finland. There was one in the Ukraine. The one at Petrograd was
Red. The other two were AVhite.
In all three regions there, was a
struggle between Whites and Reds.
It was the same struggle, involving everywhere the same funda-
In Finland, the French gave
formal recognition to the White
government. It was fighting and
killing Trotsky's and Lenin's Red
Guards. It was a "good" government;. It at once called in the
Qerinans and accepted German
troops; and turned Finland into a
German dependency.
lri the Ukraine, the Allies gave
the White government their active
favor and support. This government also was a "good" and a
"law and order" government.
It also was fighting Lenin's "and
Trotsky's Red Guairds, From A1-"
Med money it received an official
present of 130,000,000 francs.
Fouir days later it cadiled in the
Germans and filled the Ukraine
with German troops; and, of its
own free will, not Junder foreign
compulsion, but purely for domestic Red enemies, it turned the
wheat fields of all southern Rus
strong in propaganda. Its army
was^d-issolved—-dissolved by economic and moral exhaustion ensuing
upon 'intolerable effort." Tlie
American Commmitfee on Public
information whieh co-operated
with the Bolshevik Government
in propaganda but then became
one of the Bolshevik Government's
bitterest enemies, said, nevertheless:
"Russia fought on to utter exhaustion,, and her army yielded
only when the power of further effort Was gone." ;
In these circumstances, looking
at the three governments and ob- ■
serving that the Government at
Petrograd was by far the largest
and by far the most important
what did we do?
, * To the Government at Petrograd"
we refused to give any officers for
keeping goods, from  going into
Germany, and to tlie Government
into German wheat fields and' at ^Wd wo refused to give
received without interest.  Again mental social issue.
Odessa into a German pott
The government at Petrograd,
among these three governments,
was the only one that, was Red,
but it also showed another difference. It wlas -the only ono that
never called in German troops a
gainst its domestic enemies and
ailso the only one that at any tfme
ever did Germany the slightest
harm. It did it the'/prodigious
harm described by General Hoffmann. It rotted the fibre of imperial loyalty out of a whole section of the German army and out
of a whole section of the German
But  this  Government  was  as
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any railway experts for tho restoring of tho railway system and
for the transporting of munitions
away into the -interior nnd away
from -the Germans; but to tho government-* of Finland and of the
Ukraine, immedately thereafter
outrightly pro-Gorman*, we gave
diplomatic support and even military physical support in combats
with the soldiers und witJi the
friends of the Government a.t Petrograd. In tlie Ukraine, serving
the Ukrainian AVhite Government,
officers appeared and munitions
appeared from Allied sources and
under Allied orders.
Trotsky made this fact the peroration of his angriest and greatest spei i-h—the one in the Third
.Congress of Soviets at Petrograd
in January. He saw t'he Russian
Soviet Government attacked e-
qiially by the Allies and by the
Germans. He-ended: "And at
this very moment, while the
French Ambassador sits at Petrograd, wo see French cannon, directed by French officers, shooting .our comrades on the plains of
In <hat atmosphere Trotsky conducted liis diplomacy, and in that'
atmosphere Lenin went to Moscow
to attend the Fourth All-Russian
Congress of Soviets and to debate
the Peuee of Hrest-Litovsk. Rob- -
ins, under orders from the American Ambassador, went to Moscow,
too. He had now seen another
chapter of our diplomacy.
He had seen it consist of a stifled
indoor contradiction. He had seen
it consist of -staying in Russia aud
■*of"be,ing"Un£rierid lytcrthe^esisting—■
Russian Government. So he had
seen it come to the conclusion described by Generall William V.
Judson, when MilitaryAttache of
the American Embassy, in a letter
to the American Ambassador. General Judson said:
"All American aid ito the Russian people is at a standstill, while
the German emissaries are everywhere, working day and night in
th'e interests of the enemy."
Robins clung though, to his laat
hope. Lenin and Trotaky had writ-
ton that mem-orandum. lie awaited, they awaited, in Moscow, the
reply from London, from Paria,
from Washington.
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Co-operative Movement li Making
Progress In Canada
Considerable interest is being
taken throughout Canada at tha
preaent time in co-operative distribution. Tho Co-operative Union
haa been approached for advice
and information on the subject by
the New Weatminstor Tradea and
Labor Council, B. C, and a aodety
is being organized under iia guid-
anee at Halifax, N, S. The Tradea
and labor Cuuuuil, Saakatoon, haa
alao been in communication with
tho union for a similar purpose,
and individual enquiriee bave neen
attended to from Haliburton, Oril-
Iia. St. Catherines, Cornwall aud
Oahawa, Ont.; Kdmonton, Alt*.,
and South Vancouver, It, C. Tbe
eo-operative committee of ibt Ottawa Civil Service Association
and the Machinists Union at Strat*
ford, have alao aaked to be advised
aa to the organization of co-operative aocietiea in theee cities.
Tlie Kingston (Vopm*4v* So-
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l«t of May, and, Although tba Ua*
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tbat 10 per cent, of tbe trade haa
been furnished by the farmers of
ihe district, whieh ehonlld eon*
♦riHnt* wwwiiWuMr in n hoilor ttn.
atanding between rural and turban
nvtltra. The -ftrganlaalion department of ihe Cooperative Un-
ganixation aud iworpomtion at
Ocorgetown and Gananomie, Ont.,
and In both place* aawlaeta-rx
progr«s is being made in •eeuriog
the initial cepital and memberahlp.
i "mi n iww-^-*»
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TflE fc^TMCT l&Dfm, WN&4. 0, JULY 18, 3-819
Last week we published a suggested itinerary for the Prince of
Wales. The official announcement
however, shows that there will be
little chance for our coal miners
to become very well acquainted
with him. But we can't blame the
Prince. He is a really decent sort
of a, chap who is unfortunate
enough to have be*§n -bom in a
sphere where he has to have his
traill through life carefully blazed
out for him, his wife selected and
al the rest of it.
It is too bad that there will be no
chance of his picking a wife in
Canada. The nearest we have to
royalty over here are ''Sirs" but
even their daughters wouldn't
, qualify in the marriage market
when a prince is looking for a wife.
Their personal charms or the fatness of their dud's pocket book
would cut no ice. lt is "ordained
of God" that royalty must stick lo
royalty in the official bonds of
matrimony although occasionally
one of them breaks off into a morganatic marriage, which Webster
says is sometimes" called a "left-
handed marriage.'? That is a German custom,-however, and since
the prince has been over fighting
Germans he snrely would never
think of adopting the practice.
A morganatic .marriagu is one in
which royalty marries a person of
inferior rank with thc stipulation
that the inferior person nor her
children cannot enjoy the rank or
inherit thc possessions of her husband.
The average human young man
of the prince's age coming from
the old country for a trip
through Canada, would contemplate or anticipate as part of the
delights of such a tour the joys of
meeting with, dancing with, and
probably flirting with scores of
pretty girls. But just think what
a predicament the prince will be
in. Ke will have to associate with
only the very "highest toned"
people we hav^j,. people who are
supftased to be rigidly correct and
people wbo know that the prince
must not be allowed to smile an>
thing more than the most innocent
of smiles on their daughters «ihT
w"ho will warn  those daughters
sixteen of morcsuiritners sfent the
heart., a pit:a-patting against the
ribs and the tinkly, trembly joyous
feeling a running up and down the
spine; and recalling 'also "the visions that come to youth at that age,
we say with deepest sincerity- it
must be hell to be a prince.
But there is hope for the Prince
of Wales.  The Anglo-Saxons are
becoming   moxe and more democratic with a speed that may overturn a lot of these   old   customs
that  have been built around so-
called "sacred property rights."
It would not be surprising to find
old  England  leading in a tremendous change of social.and politi--
eal affairs.   There will be no king-
killing or royalty slaughtering in
Great. Britain   for   there   is   no
animus against King. Queen, Princes or Princesses, neither is there
much of that old superstitious reverence of the middle ages when it
was thought that kings ruled by
divine right and the touch of royalty was a remedy for disease
Royalty is royalty today because
it can't help itself and a change
in the structure of society, the establishment by perfectly peaceful
and constitutional meaiis of an industrial system whereby  hereditary privileges and profiteering
power would be eliminated, would
result in the making real and free
human beings out of the Prince of
Wales and all his relatives.   Now
■that we are to have the Prince over
here with us we must try to. reach
him with some radical teachings.
Wc believe he would be a ready
convert but, we will have to warn
him that he must.be extremely cautions in regard to any ''revolutionary literature" in which he ,may
become interested   for in Canada
we might Quickly put him in the
coop under order-in-douncil and
with the l.vws we" have we could
easily depart him, '
Thc District Officers are pursuing a wise course in placing before the rank and file of the mem-
bership in this District the complete correspondence that has been
carried "on regarding theresuming
of operations in tlie ooal mines' of
Alberta and South Eastern British Columbia.
In a few months the cry will bc
going around the country that coal
is scarce and high "in price and
that the poor consumers of the
cities   are   suffering because the
iiiiiurs of this District refuse to
^hey^Htt3*Hio.^mier^ny^m Th&
were not. ready and had another
excuse framed up'for the prolongation of idleness in the mineff and
the further "stabilizing" of the
price  of  eoal  and  the . further
"beating" of the miners who they
hope to see brought down, to unprecedented docility.    The president of the Western Coal Operators Association, who in turn takes
his brdTers from, those still higher
up, evinced a great fear of the
"stability" of a new agreement
made With District 18, conveniently forgetting that ho and his concern have a reputation in regard to
scrupulously adhering    to   wage
agreements. The Director of Coal
Operations is also i&uejt^lanned
regarding  officers  who \^are  not
"vouched for by the international" and is well playing his part
in the   interests   of those  who
want the mines to remain closed
down for a still longer period.
"We hope that every reader of
The District Ledger will carefully
read the correspondence published
in this issue as sent to us by Secretary Browne.   All this correspondence was mailed from   Calgary to 'be published a week ago
but mails have their peculiar way
of delaying certain  letter^ and
when package of correspondence
reached this office on Monday it
was plainly evident that it had
been opened after it had been mailed in Calgary.  It is splendid to
have such a paternal government
to see to it that no bombs are enclosed in letters or packages addressed to a  paper which is the
property of the workers.
• -o—^„—
Fifty-two shillings per ton in
London for coal is a price which
naturally makes the inhabitants of
that great metropolis dread the
coming of the cooler days. How
much of thait extreme price reaches
the miner and how much is diverted into other channels is the subject of study in the old land today.
> The miners say the government
had no right to allow the extra
six shillings to be placed on the
price, and, by way of protest, have
gono on strike, swine three hundred
thousand' of them. The enginers
and the pumpmen have gone out,
too,and the mines are going to destruction. The government is alarmed. Men from the navy were
called to man the pumps but, for
some time at least, they were not
on the job, and it is quite probable
that the Jackies refused to seal).
Secretary Browne Publishes All The
Correspondence Relating To Present
Lock Out of Workers In District 18
To the Officers aud Members 4of
Local    Unions   of   District    18.
Your Policy Committee met in
Calgary on the first of July for the
purpose of trying to arrange a
meeting between the Western
Coal Operators and themselves for
the purpose if possible of making
a new agreement under which the
membership of this district might
resume work.
The district officers had met
Assistant Commissioner Harrison
on June the 27th and had at that
tiirte verbally requested him to try
and arrange this meeting, and on
July the 2nd the following communications were received from
Mr. Harrison:
Dear Sir:-  With further reference*
to our conversation of June the 27th 1
beg to enclose herewith a copy of my
communication to the  Commissioner
of the Western Coal Operators Ass*-
ociatlon and also a copy of his reply
wblch has been received this morning.
Yours faithfully.
Assistant to the Director
of Coal Operations.
P. M. Christophers
President District 18
U. iM. W.  of A.
as Secretary on behalf of thc Policy
Committee. Before making reply -to
Mr. Browne's communication, I night
say that Air. Christophers and iMr.
Livett when in Ottawa last spring on
their return from Indianapolis, stated
to the 'Minister of Labor in presence
of *Mr Armstrong and myself, as well
as various Operators who were pres-
eut,"that owing to the action taken by
the International this district was hot
in a position to make an agreement until after the declaration ot peace, ana
went to" some length explaining that
the declaration of peace was when
peace was ratified by the United
states Senate, Tbey further stated
that the General Scale Committee of
the International would meet atter
peace was declared and lay down a
policy for all districts to be governed
by. This was afterwards confirmed
From (Mr. Browne's letter of July 2nd
as well as his letter of a few days
ago, it would now appear that there
is a change with respect to when an
agreement should be made.
As it would appear that matters of
this nature are still in the hands of
the Director of Coal Operations and
it would further appear that the policy as outlined at Ottawa by the International is changed, may I ask if you
have any information with respect of
the international Organization regarding making agreements at this time.
Yours truly,
(Signed) W. P. AIcNEIL,
eration, "make eyes" at royalty.
The Prince of Wales will have to
many a scion of the Hohenzol-
lem family— but, no, ho can't do
that for that lot are out ofsbusk
ness. He can't get further mixed
up with Russian royalty for the
Bolsheviks are supposed to have
removed all that bunch. If he
hurries up he may get a wife in
Spain for Alphonso and his Holland wife are bringing up a consi-
derable of a family. He will have
to hurry, though, for the Spanish
throne is tottering and it is alieg-
cd that Bolshevism is spreading
in that eountry. There's a prin-
ceaa or two somewhere in Italy,
but even there revolution ia rife
and there ia no telling how long
they will be left. Royalty is in a
bad way in Austria, in Hungary,
in Greece. Thero ia atill a little
hope up in Norway and Sweden,
Denmark and Holland for they
are a bit slow from a revolutionary
standpoint, Imt the marriageable
princesses in those countries are
few and not very attractive.
Thar© ia no getting away from it,
the outlook for a happy marriage
for the Prince of walea is not
bright, and, hedged in aa he is bv
tha cuatoma of bygone agea he is
certainly «to be pitied. Befalling
the daya of the early twenties
when appetite waa keen and the
red blood coursed through tho
veins with all the vigor of youth
and when the proximity of a wy
daily papers will see to it that all
the blame is thrown upon the work
The operators wore prepared for
and anxious for a cessation of
work during this summer—that is
the controlling operators were; thu
smaller fry get little consideration
by the big association. The C.P.
R, had banked up enormous stocks
of eoal and the'Giw Northern interests, entwined round the Crows
Nest Pass Coal Company and also
round much of ihe mining and
smelting interests in the West,
were also prepared and anxious
for work to stop toi a few months,
so far as the pioduction of coal
was concerned. " It will help xtab-
ilizo fhe marker." is tho way oonc
Pernie official put it. "It will bc a
chance to teach those damn miners
iu the Crow a good lesson'' was
the way another prominent figure
in the corporation put it during a
meting in Spokane. The situation
was well engineered.
The workers of District 18 wero
without funds when tne strike
started and are without funds now.
They instinctively rebelled against
Order 124 which they saw waa the
entering wedge for a.general reduction of wages despite tho in.
ereaaing cost of living. Tho only
weapon they had for defense waa
the atrike and they used it aa the
"big una" knew they would. At
laat- the men were willing to re-
lurn to work even under thu ob
cheeked, mfschievoua-eyed Mw of noxious order but tho "big uus"
"We"can hardly conceive of a British bluejacket sinking to such a
depth of depravity es to be a scab.
The miners, of course, are being
<abused for their "Bolsheviki action." The landowners and mine*
owners and factory owners of the
old eountry are aghast at theae
men—native born Britons—allowing property to go to ruin. On the
other hand the miners have no
objections to those owners stepping in and saving the property
themselves and even would like to
see them lay of their ailk hats and
kid gloves to run the pumps and
dig the coal, It would be quite
shocking donteherknowf
" It is not our property,'' aay tho
miners, "and since you are ao anxious to save and operate it, carry
on. When the mines become the
property of the peoplfe and we
haw an intereirt in them we will
feel more concern."
Th© government ia evidently
half-hearted in ita attempt to carry
out the recommendations of Uie
ooal commission, and the mine own
era are determined to prevent the
nationalization of the mine*. It
waa a significant utterance of
President Smillie laat week when
ho said i
"The mincra will pledge themselves to atrike if necewary to assist the government in bringing to
light any combination of employ,
Tt is a novel suggestion. Tlie
strike in Distric* 18 ttaa shown a
combination of employers whieh
ia detrimental to the wslfaro of
the province and the Dominion,
but Ottawa, Edmonton and Vic-
toria aw no completely in the
titnrih of the big intern**, they
help them in tlieir dark triekn and
are partic* to their depredation*.
m WNnv.
Little Wood* Head of tte Vital
Qtttonmmt. Waa Dtopty I*
temtad te Winnipeg's
Bif Sttfln .,
The following is a copy of Mr.
Harrison's communication to Mr.
Dear Sir;—I have to day received
a verbal request from the President
and Secretary of Distriot 18 inquiring
to know it the members of your associa
tion are in position to commence ne
gotiatiohs for a new agreement I
would appreciate it if you would kindly furnish me with a reply in regard
to tbls inquiry at your earliest convenience.
Yours faithfully,
Assistant to the Director
of Coal Operations
W. P. McNeil, Esq.,
Commissioner of tihe
Western Coal Operators Assn.
In reply to the above communication Mr. Harrison received the
following from Mr. McNeil:
June 30, 1919
Mr. P. E. Harrison,
Assistant to the Director of Coal
. Calgary, Alta.
Dear Sir:—I beg to acknowledge re^
■ceiptrof-yoarrof"tlie aTtffTBPTwEefe^
tn you stato that yon have received a
verbal request from the President and
Sesretary ot District 18 as to commencing negotiations for a new agreement
I am this date forwarding a copy of
this communication to   Mr.  Wilson,
President  ot   the   Association,   and
while not speaking for the association
it would appear that we are still under the direction of the   Director of
Coal   Operations,  and  I have some
doubt if under these circumstances
there is any authority vested in the
two parties to meet and   make  an
Yours truly,
(Signed) W.F. Mc.VBIL
In reply to the foregoing communication the following was sent
to Mr. Harrison by the Policy
July 2nd. 1919
Mr, P. E. Harrison
Assistant to the Director
ot Coal Operations
Dear Sir:--We are In receipt of your
communication of even date. Also enclosed a copy of a communication from
yourself to tbe Commissioner ot the
Western Conl Operatori and bit reply
thereto. After reviewing the reply of
the Commissioner of the Western Coal
Operators to yours of the S7th of June
we are somewhat of tbe same opinion
vlx. that tb* Director of Coel Opera-
(tons is still (n control of tba situation, i
lt was agreed that whon peace wan
■lined tbat the employers of tbli district and tbe representatives of tbe
men should meet in joint session and
discuss a new agreement. Peace hay-
lng been signed we believe that It
now devolves on ths Director* of Coal
Operations to brlag both parties to-
rather foe that pnmann*
la consideration of tbe foregoing tbe
Poller Commute* ara In a position to
meet tbe Western Ooal Operators at
aay time yes may taggett to discuss
the making of a new agreement.
Yours sincerely,
(fllgnedl      .   oa behalf of tbe
Poller Committee,
It had become apparent to your
Policy Committee that the one-
thing that now stood in the way of
obtaining an, agreemont was not
the question of compulsory arbitration on which the strike was
called but whether this district
was or was not International and
whether they intended to remain
such and in consequence the following letter was sent as a reply
to the foregoing:
July 7th, 1919
P. E. Harrison,
Assistant to the Director
of Coal Operations,
■•' **.,■'■   Calgary.
(Dear Sir:— Yours of the above date
to hand enclosing a reply from Mr.
McNeil to yours of the 3rd inst.
In reply to yours we wish to say
that the following is the situation at
present regarding  tbe  International.
The Constitution of tbe One Big Union
was sent to all the local unions comprising District 18, U.M.W. ot A., on
the l*2th day; of June, 1919.  All locals
were asked to take a vote on the same
and inform the District of the result.
the locals have sent to the District
office aa to whether or not they hare
even given the O. B. U. Constitution
any consideration whatever.; Of those
that have replied some have accused
and some have  rejected and   that
leaves us still working as a district
under a charter ot the United Mine
Workers ot America, and as such we
should be prepared to enter Into an
agreement with tho Wobteru Coal Operators'Association.
In reply to Mr. McNeils questions
we may say that the statronwits made
by Bros. Livett and Christophers at
Ottawa and afterwards confirmed by
the Policy Committee at Catgaryv w«»re
subject to a mutual arrangement being
made for an extension of the nqree-
ment. As tills was not done we believe we are now In a position to make
a contract without waiting for an ex-
presslon ot what will be tbe position
of the International In making agreements across tbe line. We quite agree
with Mr. McNeil tbat tbe whole matter is in the hands of tbe Director of
Coal Operations and believe that It
would be In tbe best interests ot all
parties concerned that some arrangement should bo made to bring about
a meeting between the operators and
ourselves for tlw purpose of matting a
now agreement.
Hoping tbe foregoing will ncalvo
your early consideration, we r-mviln,
Yours sincerely,
On behalf of tbe Policy Committee
(Signed) BOW. IHIOWN8,
ant Director Mr. Harrison:
July 8, l9ii»
F. E. Harrison,
Assistant to the Director of
Coal Operations,
Dear Sir:—We are In receipt of
copy of wire from the Director of Coal
Operations to yourself and in reply we
beg to say the Policy Committee was
appointed at tbe regular convention
of this District for the purpose of
making a new agreement.
We are prepared to enter into an
agreement with the Western Coal
Operators' Association and should to
the best of our ability, be prepared to
carry out the agreement made during
its lite.
It must be distinctly understood,
however, that any agreement made by
us will have to be submitted to a
referendum vote of the membership,
If the agreement so reached is ratified
by the membership we have no reason tojbelleve thai it will not be carried out in its entirety. We are still
a part and parcel of tho International
Union and as such the agreement
would be made and carried to ita
logical conclusion..
On behalf of the Policy Committee,
(Signed) EDW. BROWNE,
The Policy Committee left for
their homes on the evening of the
eighth and ou the 12th Secretary
Browne received the following
communication from Mr. Harri
July 10th, 1919
Dear Sir:—With further reference
to your communication- of the 8th
inst,, I beg to quote herewith a telegram received from the Director ot
Coal Operations bearing upon the subject, which reads as follows:—"When
miners have returned to work under
Order No. 124 and properly authorized
officers of the United Mine Workors
of America, vouched for by the International, and are In a position to negotiate new agreement, it will be possible to negotiate something workable."
Yours faithfully,
Assistant to the Director of
Coal Operations.
Edw. Browne,
Secty. Dist. 18, U.M.W. ot A.
-Pro-tuinion now confined to nurv*y*t
fcnds only.
Records will be granted oov.rtm only
land suitable for agricultural purnotM
-Mid which is non-limber land.
Partnership pre-emptions abolished.
out parties of not more than four may
arrange for adjacent pre-emptions, wltfc
Joint residence, but each making necessary improvements on respective claims.
Pre-emptors must occupy claims for
Sve years and make improvement! te
value of $10 per acre, including clearlrg
and cultivation of at least 5 acres, before receiving Crown Grant.
Where pre-emptor in occupation not
less than I years, and has made proportionate improvements, he may, because
of ill-health or other cause, be granted
Intermediate certificate of improvement
and transfer bis claim.
Records without permanent resldenoe
Say be Issued provided applicant makes
lprovewents to extent or $100 per an-
aura and records same each year. Fatl-
wa to make Improvements or record
same will operate as forfeiture. Title
oaiinot be obtained on these claims ta
Has than 5 years, with improvements of
flO per acre. Including 5 acres olearcd
fcnd cultivated, and residence of at
least 2 years.
Pre-emptor holding Cf own Urant may
record another pre-emption, tf he re-
gulrea land In conjunction with his
farm, without actual occupation, pre*
vid-ftd statutory improvements mad* ana
resistance maintained on Crown granted
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding II
acres, may be leased as homesltea;
title to be obtained after fulfilling residential and Improvement conditions.
Por erasing and Induatrlal purposes,
areas exceeding 810 acres may be leased
by one person or company.
The scope of this Aot Is enlarged te
Include all persons joining and serving
with His Majesty-s Forces. The time
within which the heirs or devisees of a
deceased < pre-emptor may apply for
title under this Act is extended froas
one year from the death of such person,
as formerly, until one year after tbn
conclusion of the present war. ThU
privilege is also made retroactive.
P»ovlslon ts made for the
persons   holding    uncompleted' ._
ments to Purchase from th* Croa
•uch proportion or the land, U dlv
aa the payments   already   mad*  „
cover in proportion to the sal* pries _
the whole parcel.   Two or moro pmntm
holding such Agreements   may   gTMOt
Interests and apply for a pnTps-F
tlonate allotment Jointly.   If itltiwti
::        .::..._;... Jo
considered advisabn
covered b,
tlonate allotmeni
to divide
application for a:
nt, an allotment
The Policy Committee was summoned to Calgary and met on the
morning of the 14th and after
some discussion they decided to
send a committee to interview Mr.
Harrison on the matter of the
interview it was stated to Mr.
Harrison by tha committee that
they wer6 willing to recommend
to the men that they return to
work provided that there waa to
be no discrimination against any
man who had taken aa active part
in the atrike. It was however un-1 STRIKERS WIN IN
of equal value selected from at
Crown lands in   th*   locality mar
made.   These allotment* are ooitdltioj	
upon payment of all taxes du* ths
Crown or to any municipality. Th*
rights of persons to whom the purchaser from the Crown hu agreed to
sell are also protected. Ill* dooiaton et
tbe Minister of Lands In reap*et to to*
adjustment of a proportionate auoaum
Is final. The time for makln* appUoft*
tion for these allotments ia unltod to
the 1st «tay of May, l»l». Any application made after this dat* will not k*
Thew allotments apply to
town lots and lands of the Crown
tt public auction.
nf lafonaatlon apply to any
rtfcl Government Agfcnt or to
t G. K. NADBN,
Deputy Minister of Lan«v
Will meet regularly
•very Tuesday even-
Visiting members
cordially welcome.
W. Pennington, Alfred Bakar,
C. C. K. It. S.
derstod that any return to work
under Order 124 would be sub-
ject to a referendum vote of the
men. Mr. Harrison agreed to wire
Mr. Armstrong on this and on the
morning of the 15th tbe following
waa received from Mr. Harrison s
P. E. Harrison,
121—8tfc Ave., W'Oit,
Re your telelgram: Wben officers
who are to direct district when men
resume work are properly vouched
for by the International and that
torms of agreement will be fulfilled,
will take matter under consideration.
No reply  being /<•!
from The Director of Coal Opera-
mm fmm* Rtvtnvt to Dmlop B.C
MtANTOORD.   July 2i-TUe
fotlotrtnff renolutlon paaaed by the
Brantfoni Tradat and Ubor Conn |
A„ ****** *mm iwtmammi »« i lrW|
M'i' %'i.ili'i..
" Whore** Ibt- report of (lie htfb-
*mts*t-lMn$ tttomrnkmiomr nkmn
lhat \*rtm\*r Borden baa eonrider-
able atoek fn a efffoln Winnipeg
|»*V.L«M» t-^MMUtt, WtUlbMi, *i ** ■*»<-**•
«d madt ©iw fifty par tmt pn*
fit*; and wheroM, onr federal fov*
eminent baa paaafd laws govern*
in* ottom proflts, and no action
baa batn tak«n, Uitrefoiw br it r*.
«nlr#d, lhat wo, Brantfond Trad*
awl Labor Cmmil alronaly pro-
t**l agate* lh* Amnrniwng em-
mim of »1tt\t% and Ibe prootll®-
tion of tit fittMf* lift in Canada,
•nd tkat Pftwwr Borden and all
members of tbt fttkral parliament
wbo bav* atoek to mf of tbt *oaa.
blotter mmpmim wMth tow
Wan gullty of abifgiiig a**aa»
ptotHt, he aaked to an dawwy t«>
Hi&ttl*MA *mmmmmmo
trtompn omto.
Nothing waa beard from thc
office of tho Dlroetor. of Coal
Operation* until the 7th of July
wben tha following eommuniea*
tions were iweived ?
laljr 7th tilt
Denr glr:~*#forrinf to pir «w»»«it
mim nt tbo toi tail, t MrMtfMla
Unas aad to Mr. W. r. M«Xait, Com-
mamtmr ot tbt tfnntttn f*»| Oyta;
tlM* Aawetettoa, I ka» am tnmtti
JTwrtr tnm Mr. Awwitwia to «•»•
Ont I MMMM oettmito tmt «* • «■"" I
tat tba matter. 1% e tunmttmi *«wr
& aHiee aa to vbttiar District li aa
national «!»?,»,,<£ll5r ~H<« t*
•One Mf Volm* When Wint 'U>
i*9  l^♦»v«''',•; »»««wf*»t*M. » -i*nt,ra **i****.
data It if rem woaM abo ktadtr a*
TiWam fomriiot tble ometm
fmm tnltbtnllr
f. % 1URRUON
Assistant to tht Dtnetor
et Coat tytmtvmo
r* *rSSw?S!Siw rt wmwnr <t
tion to our comtinieation of tht
2nd of July the following wire
waa **nt direct to bim at Vniteou-
Inly fib, !'jI9
W. H Armstrong, fm,
Director of Cool OptraUont,
Vaaeoaver. II. C.
Policy CommlltM bave bttn In arn-
■!on ono wttk trytaa to arntnaa a
conferenet with Operators. Wo b*«
Have It to be In best Interests of utt
parties that oonfereww be colled tor
parpose of msklna new agreement.
Operator! apparently boiler* declalon
to cai) eonferenot run with yourself.
Policy Committee owsite yoar rtplr.
tSnid) B^fWlk
flee. Wit 11. VM.1T. ot A.
Thia huelf was definite enough.
It 'allow* tlmt before the men
eould return tu work the uflieer* of
the di-strict must be vouched for by
tho International. If thia was to
be the cane it brings in to the position we occupied two yeara ago
wheu we were asked to place the
whole Imsinem in the hand* of the
International. If this waa dont*
they may aend into this district
anyone they may choose and the
l>er«oii elected would have full
enntrwl of the affair* of the di«-
triet. After reviewing the condition of the diatriet generally the
l'oliey Committee aent the follow,
ing wire to the Director of Coal
Operations i
July ir.th. nm
W, ll. Arastfnat.
INrector of Coal Operation*,
Rower RaiMlng, Vaittn«v?r, »''
Policy Committee sr* t>rnter»'i t«
adilst men to return to w*ir*t imd^r
Order No III and leave -motion ot
new ogreeiiit'Ot In sbeyaiKe until pot.
Icy of IntenwttoMi is oaiMn«4,
Would tbls be atreeebte to yoo* He-
,.>.,... i ii it . lt«ntloaof tbepreiri* market*, tetnttt
Oa the following d» Mr. mt- wmntn sapply of coel wets 5*«f»tv
»on handed to thr  rohry < >»ro« m jnamHI as t*ir*rtnr et t'eal Optr
Complete   Victory   Over   Gov.
eminent By Workers.
There io no need for pessimism
because an apparent setback has
been received by organized labor.
The laat Canadian strike was prac.
tically tho flrst political strike ever
indulged in, and labor was not
sure of what tactics to employ in
the struggle. It learned many 1««.
sons and should it become necea*
sary to go to the bat again a different ending may result. Because
a strike is lost is no criterion that
it will be Jost the second time. The
following taken from the French
workers paper he Populate shows
what the workera of Spain woro
recently able to do in what alao
may be termed a Political atrike,
because sonic of the demands of
the strikers were asked of the government,
Thc account:
Th»» governim-nt locked up the
militant syndicflliKts of the electric company *o .effectively that
the strike spread to other trades.
The drnkirs r< fu*.-d tn luimll**
C4»*l «W'»»KiMil ior ttm m military
work; the authorities repine*!
Ihom with a«)dii-iv It wus uow Uie
turn «f th« Federation of Transport Worker* ti» r<*fu*? to handl-n
thi* bargtit iioplKtl by th« troops.
Vainly the prisons of Usr^'luiM
wert» jaimttf*! with militant*.
The strike fontinu*).
The elfHric -m*ttip*i»>,v offered to
nt-gt»tint<*, The seeivt committ"*
replied by |ml>!i*li»tiif th* MW-
ing -*f<»nditi'«,fiv
1. Thi« loiMpsnr to pny the
Vtonto un itob-mt-n' ,.f V*1iw*»
nyntit,.nti' an nob'imt■»«.*
2. Till' K-mrrtUtirtit to lift* nil
••iti/ri<» wh«» hav»' Im*i*m »injiri*<»it.
t**l l***t*an*t** **f f»}»f*ii*!i»nt»»?t in th*1
'*t. tb* toiiipntiy fo ivinitaf* all
lilt.f    fit refdv In Ih* ehnvo it.* #a" «*    »-.(*.«•■»*.*.*■•   •--.-*.•<-.    i   '■    •'
I waa rrertvrtl from Mr Arm««tfvi*n*fl,'*i* rt'i'itfinn* tin* •v*i»tt"'»«» • ■»*»•' «<*.
im iftw morning «l tlw* 11th; Imske «^r»»»i» ^m#«e-»str»n« r<*?rnr»
Van«iwt*r. Jnly u. IW»| ing eondithma of work
Mw. Urowne, j    Tlw go%vrnwifii il*r.*s«reu a state
«t, Retls Ilotml, Cnlfsry, Uf mire*. The trsmwa** ttribi* nm
Wtll be In CTntiary early «»*t wk!,^ t.riV,
rison handeil to Ulr roliry \.:**m* m xnarn-ll as lUr*et-nr et t'eal Optr
mittee the following eopy of wire attoos policy Cootorttt** a*att»yent
which he had re^ive,| (mm  Mr  "Jj^^ mM tmnwxtt.
Armstrong: H*rtr
Vaaeetvtr, Inly t.
#. #i, tta*ttmm,
CnHtnttt AWs
W«b retard, to repeat of tbt nm*
tnm tt mmtm WtSmoo Ut the or-
gettatlea sf • sit agroemeot wm
yoa plenet Mb tbem tt stetrtoln
«>i(.*»ti*»T *wr**wt*mi will ♦» w»*» nntl
eanled oot by twwgwtao MM
«f AMtrieo er witb -Oiit »t ^Iob.-
U ie sbeolately ettentlal liat tbt nM-
cers gift ittolit ttatMBtot apeo tMs
If tbey bare ott tbe boo«
W.' llARMariU)v«t .
Nfv<«* of Cm!  Optra
The matter an it now atsnds U
The following was Mr. JleXeira
t^ply to Mr. TTsrrfson.
lair ttt i*tl
r. *
5KTlUy,,slSt"n^s^^T^|*fcrt»>er yonr dnly eleHetl OMetft
tbe we»bmblp. ind your l'oliey Commit ie* have
W. ff. Armftfrtnjf.    J fa tw vaui'lv^d t*>t U*t sU«- \*,wi i,» j*'o«r.i \*>   wr*
 ■ "—' j tional beforo tbe lliWtor of C«w»I {prison
Wc m\r -naw dourly trhat wiM,0|wt'*»u»n* *.**, ***** i'»*m t» *i**\   'ib* i'nntir* ^wtrnnn-n raw^t
wa* th*1 reply.
h»*p>rv^l bf !h*r famous l**.-!!^ of
||rinn<l in Hm» railway strifei*. lit*
lfovinim.nl iiiobili-z^l Ibi* rt**f.
viats, V.trn trhm ilrwwed in mrti.
laty nniform* tb«* rHNrrrtsta ww
«ii«*» wrrt put tn
holding np the staking of a new
agfvement. We bad m tevetal ©<••
rooaUm beon verbally infotmed
tbnt tb^ wonM be no agreewent
mode ritb tbe "Om Rig Voim"
mTSS*m m m mmm m
Cab* Openttam*
Catfftfy fc^lgaili*
^tX'^J^t^SSt few reply to the f«r^,in|mj
Sii *Sw eXSSr Wtome ftrwwieifolloirtng ww aent t* At
bn«oe«s.     Th*   question    owrjnn*! adhered to •  rmolntion  to
wbi^-h tb* strik* wo« *»IW hi* J print    r^lfcisf    *-.*««-Ta»f   Sin
ps«ir<*r! into oblivion amt tbe an** J strike.
question ia, are pm ready to give j   The victory of tbe strikio* ayn*
w« 9..... ....      a gaaraat** tbat ym wdl abidejdieoteo wan r**«i»M#.   Tbe atatt
ttt rtnfff nntr ir* batf mthing **• o»iti tlu* IuU*i;uAti*-.u*l m*i* ***m*-**i«**ii*»ma* t«i'i»4,  * wiwttioiwwal
to • etmmxtnimtitm aad it standsf tlibertieo we* tmMomi. ond tb»
wire tba J KDWAHD RRf>WNK.       [workers went  back to work ia
Mlowing om o*txt t« tit AomM** Wtrtj     Uhtir <M ptbtm. vf**^i!^iFi^^*"yrfy^^
.'■**"f*,--Sy*1' .   - i  ■ % , , **.
**'i'.,'*llWi,*f Ly.*"
. -^*y...*w***,^V-*«,,j, '*,■*'*,
v^^T—l   '9?*t,V
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PAGE Foyiv
THE    DISTRICT    LEDGEH,    FER-N1E, B. C, JULY 25,1919 *
^ *■ ^   2J     Vi f*
—We would advise you to book
your seats early for the Minstrels on
Tuesday night.
—Pernie folks have been looking upwards for some days for the Curtis
airplane "which is attempting the flight
from Vancouver to Calgary by way of
the Crows.Nest Pass. The aviator has
met with some delays but may pass
over early next week.
—The rising rate of exchange between the United States and Canada
has made it necessary to increase the
consular fees charged by the American
consul here and elsewhere. The ordin
ary invoice fee of $2.50 will be increased to $2.60 and the Invoice on
returned goods will be $1.04 instead
of one dollar as heretofore. This is to
go Into effect August 1.
Special I
Mr. Geo Gannon, Pfa.soti Ss. RiscSi Piano Tuner,
will be in Fernie in a, few da.ys.
Leave your tuning orders with
■*   Mason & Risch Agent,
Fernie,      -      B.C.
Fernie's Big Peace Day
—A fire In a house at Hosmer on
iMonday morning caused considerable
alarm and'help was sent up from Fernie. The fire was confined to a limited area. A fire near Alexander Creek
broke out and Crows Nest phoned here
for assistance. The fire raneers sent
help and they were successful in cutting off the progress of the fire In some
directions during the inght.
—Manager R. M. Harvey, who owns
and personally manages the Harvey
Greater iMlnistrels, is justly proud of
his preolo beauty, eborus, as It is a-de-
cided novelty to have women with a
minstrel show, but it adds to the picture in the first part, and makes the
singing ono of the features with the
show. The claini is made that -they are
^Beauties" and will create a furore
here. They are to be at The Grand on
Tuesday, July 29.
—The funeral of William Kurlowich
who died suddenly at the hospital last
week was held on Sunday with a gathering at the miner's hall. Kurlowich
was a Russian about 28 years of age.
He left a wlfo In the old country and
was hoping to be able to return. Ho
was thoroughly in sympathy with the
Russian revolution and was much interested in the trials going on at Winnipeg having collected considerable
money in small amounts from fellow
workers to aid in the defense. The
funeral was largely attended.
Tho body of Nick Slemko was found
in the C. P. R. yards early Tuesday
morning, the head being almost completely severed, Slemko was a worker
on the railway section and came here
less than a year ago. He was a Ukrainian by birth and had a number of
relatives at 'Medicine Hat. From a
card found among his belongings it is
presumed that Slemko had become
despondent over having *been disappointed by a young woman whom he
expected to marry,
—A'mine rescue and first aid contest will be held in Nanaimo, B. C. ou
Labor Day, Monday, September 1st
Teams are to participate from various
provinces and also from Idaho, Mon-
tana, Washington  and other -states
"TBeT%rnle~Team has been selected
and practices commenced Thursday
evening and will be continued every
night until the going to the coast with
the exception of Saturday and Sundays. The following team is to represent
Eastern iBritlsh Columbia in the contest: B. Hesketh, E. Rutledge, E, Toy-
loy.W. Green, iMiHllton, A Hancock,
E. Hesketh will captain th-x mino rescue team and A. Hancock wil! captain
the flrst aid team. Inspector-*! of Mlne.i
Strachan and Lancaster and J. Puckey.
instructor at the Government mine res
cue station have klntll/ consented to
supervise the training of tlm  teams.
Extreme Dryness In The Forests, Thn
Quantity of "Slash" And Ths
High Winds Soon Csrry
Fires Beyond Control
It was a characteristically si«unk-llko
attack made ln the Fernie Free Press
last week In Its comment on the fires
which originated near Fairy Creek.
It said: "A few men could easily have
taken wire of tMs fire when it was
flrst noticed, but the Are ranger* wero
miles away and nothing wah done until it wus too late."
The fact Is tliat FtedNanh, assistant
ransrer. was at tho (Ire within two
hours after It bad startrd and another
ranger George McParlon was on the
scene shortly aft«rward«. lK»th mew
with commendable speed and prompt-
um* nrgnnirinn Ar<» fluhtor* at tlm
earliest moment possible.
Th* extreme dryness, the quantity of
dry "slash" and the high wind made it
absolutely impossible to ehcrk the pro-
(tress of the flames. So far as ihnr» noi
b#*lwr "enourh patrol m«n to ta%<i mw
of tha dlstrfci," It would tak* a man
fnr everx' f*w hnwfrwf ner** fr Ioh* tin no score hrtnt flisif* h>' witter tMe
effectively ensure safety or the forests; full time. This avant waa staged beat such a period and even th n therej tween tha two ball garnet snd draw a
w<miM In* fir<>« whtfh would y<-' t»i v-r nd gtenl -trewi of sfWfiators
control, tn Idaho and Mon<i<u there] The milt foot nee was ran, won and
are four rangers to everv nn* in »t C. j tost hy members of tte Pint itm!-
hut tlw recent of ,,*> itr? nrt ment Injiias of Kootenay, tailed up by a rear*
this prov inc.- rota iwrw* * **r * in * or-, *enUtir« of tto African race; no wMM
ably lt»«t*Nl with tte wor* *tm* <x* cont-fstsnt entering
cross the border. John LoafTlmo-Otar won lba mil*
Mm directly In toneh *.Uh tte »tt«  want, Kennedy, of tte 0. W, V. A. tak-
iFemfs Peace Day . celebration
brought out the largest and most elaborate procession of docomted lloats
and cars that hae ever been assembled on Victoria Avenue.
The program was carried out in
every detail and the ceremony of
crowning Miss Jessie Richardson as
Victory Que-en by Mayor Uphill under
the Arch of Triumph was the culminating event of the great paradt
After tho mayor had crowned the
Queen ami presented her with a box
of jewels, she replied very briefly and
A. I. Fisher, *I;PJP., then spoke for a
few minutes and was followed by Rev.
C. E. Batzold, on behalf of tho G. W.
V.A, He delivered the following brief
"Beneath this Arch of Triumph I
uncover my head. In the presence of
the Victory Queen, whom you have
chosen as embodying all this great occasion means, I bow.
"On this occasion, when not only
we, as a city, or as a province, or ab
a vast dominion, but as the empire and
a .world celebrate peace.
"On this "-Occasion, beneath this
glorious arch, inscribed on the one
shle with "Peace" and upon the other
with "Victory," On behalf of the Great
War Veterans, I greet you. We who
went to -France did our part as you
did yours here. We realize that this
might have been a day of peace but
not of victory; then we should this
day*, and always, have hung our heads
in shame.
'(But we have assembled to celebrate
"Peace and Victory." May theae two
words be enshrined in our hearts for
all time!
May we find that this spirit that
mad© victory possible, that during the
last five years called us, lifted us,
carried us, Inspired us, sustained ub
and led us to this glorious day, keep us
ever. Amen."
Among the many floats, that with
"Britannia" carrying her shield and
wearing the traditional helmet was
conspicuous for its effectiveness. The
C. S. E. T. boys had a good float and
performed some of their stunts as the
procession passed along.
The jaza band, or "Sus'seys band" as
If.   •aifta    lnho^loil     pioda -p^rth   fnr ♦hn
kids. The bagpipes carried by Messrs
Watson, A. McNeill and A. Graham
assisted by the Fernie band, the Salvation Army band and -the bugle corps
furnished the music. A striking and
unusual feature of the parade waB tho
Indian contingent, dressed in all the
finery and feathers of the traditional
Indian costuming. They formed a picturesque feature of the procession.
The Fernie detachment of the It. N.
W. M. P. led the parade on horseback,
and a hundred return soldiers In uniform marched at the front. Alter the
cermony under the Arch the procession broke up and tbe great crowd
wont to the Park where the afternoon
was spent ln sports, races and base
ball contests. The latter drew the
most attention as the contest between
Fernie and 'Michel and the final game
between Fernie and tbe crack Waldo
team drew a very targe crjwd.
Fernie won from Michel In a very
evenly contested game but whim tbty
went up against those log rollers
from Waldo they fell to Inglorious defeat.
For tha first four innings the game
was an evenly contested one the vis*
Hors succeeding in getting In bnt two
runs, but later the Fernie hoys went
up in the air and ara still 'here.
It was useless for counter-bopocrs
to go ngalnst n set of husky cant-hook
men. used to log-rolling aud rant-
hook exercise every day in tha weak
Those Waldo fellows are a gauey lot
ot boys, however, and flayed clean
ball. Only onea did ona of thoir players
undertake to debate with umpire Kast
aer, but he waa drowned ont by the
Tbe Fernie battery wns a good ona
titu tl.- suppoit Ml dc»n at vrititnl
Fhe foot ball game tet a ont t'oal
Creek and Fernie was a hot number,
The Trites - Wood Co.
Saturday Specials
Bananas, per pound            .....     12y2
Okanagan White Beans, 3 lbs. for        25
Sweet Biscuits, special mixed, 2 lbs. for    -•-...       55
Libby's Tbmato Catsup, per bottle ....••    ..--.. ,25
Libby's Sweet Potatoes, 2y2 lb. can             35
Chase & Sanborn's fresh ground bulk Coffee, lb.    60
Lipton's Cocoa, -V^ lb. tin     25
Libby's Grape Juice, 2 qts., each       60
Roses Lime Juice, quarts, each        . -    60
Ontario Honey, 5 lb. tins .. • •        2.00
Wagstaff's Plum, Red Currant, Pear and Peach Jam 1.00
K. B. Raspberry Jam        1.15
Warners Spaghetti, 1 lb. packages, each   10
Clark's Baked Beans, 3 lb. tins  25
Heinz Baked Beans, 2 lb. tins                25
Pie Filling, 2 lb. tin    • •        .....    40
Toilet Soap, 5 for            25
Castile Soap    large bar, each     • •                30
Castile Soap, small cake, 4 for           25
Clark's Prepared Soups, 2 tins        25
Braid's Special Blend Bulk Tea, per lb       60
Good Quality Old Potatoes per 100 lbs. ...     1.50
BRULE, July 22—At a meeting of
workera held here on Sunday- lt was
proposed to send a resolution of protest to Ottawa agalnat the Imprisonment of the strike leaders in Winnipeg. Consideration of the fact, however that -Borden & Co. are already
aware of our protest and thajt auch
czarkan measures as the infamous 41
to the immigration act are the jresult
f such knowledge, and considering fur*
ther tha$ not only are the eleven on
trial in Winnipeg, but a half dozen .of
our own members are in the hands
of ihe courts, tt was decided that the
wisest course would be to "dig down"
and help in the defense at Winnipeg.
It was not self-glorification but self-
defense that prompted ub to part with
some of our coin, which, needlees to
say, is getting scarce in this camp.
Seventy dollars wus the amount donated -to be sent to Winnipeg. The
following box's did their bit
Wm. Rolling   $1.00
Chas. Jacob! l.OO
John Jacob! 1.00
B. Sirra .50
Dotto Valentino .50
S. Pualli .50
Alloso Vittorio .50
P. Domlchello 1.00
D. uMacri 1.00
R. Jacob! .50
P. Taconls 1.00
R. Stutti 1.00
P.Galdi 1.00
F. Doran 1.00
A, Ahlstrom 50
M. Punok .50
Jim Lesko 1.00
L.Mlhorvkh 1.00
L. DerDono 1.00
C. iCalleti 1 00
B. Daynoko l'.OO
A. Loi ..50
B.-Saasooza .50
M. Berg 3.00
O. Gambia        1.00    ^
J. A. Sortmson 2.00
FIVE BOOM HOUSE on two lots in block il, only $1,000.00
SIX BOOM HOUSE, electric light, water, on south half of lot 11, block
82 $1,160,00, terms.
TWO ACRES OP LAND, partly cultivated, with large seven room
house,. outbuildings, and stable which will hold car of feed and 27.
head of cattle, 4n West Fernie, a snap at $1,100.00
DWELLING, on McPherson Avenue, in good,location, $1,300.00
■ y
RANCH with large house, and five acres of land; partly cleared and
fenced, about two miles north of Fernie, terms.
INSURANCE:- We write, Fire, Life, Accident, Health and Automobile Insurance:  •
Special Monthly Payment on Accident & Sickness Policy  .
u for the Working-man
Bank of Hamilton Bldg. Fernie, B. C.
Branches at Fertile, Michel, Natal and Coal Creek
ation and who fotwttt with th« ran
g»rs agsrin* xh* Iin* ar*» rordtal ii
tlwHr pralut* of balk .V»»»i nntl MrVer-
Itm. Port* «f th*n* m#>n a^MinHv rlik-wl
th«lr lives in th. Ir £ul"4.i t» ami lh* «
endeavors a ere not al'iw-ihvt nn.in^
cmntul aa a namlxr of i»r«p*rt/ own«
ee* psn **»*iffv
Tbe rm: nt I -imt rt,rtimi**t*m*r nt
Ottawa has disitiwirw! that a 'parti'
cnlsrlv fxfnlf-iow**' -pomhltt-f i* psspon-
tnht* t»t (I*" »«1%!»i»*h«4 pttt*
lng second tnonn
At iydnay MiMs. .V. «, U. tl. Mae
K-»n»i#, tb* llbmJ iMdar In tha How
nf Commons addiwaMd * nut-tint ot
uorUr. on th* IU* tost. Wnermtt
J»i»#s McLaebUn of Dtetrkt H. tl. II.
\V nt h nakrtl Mf, MieRoBfl* why bn
toted tot the ntmrnimom lotbetmrn**
mmm art sad tba liberal leaders !»•
frilMtthtt bated torn lad to Iwtlatt
"br pmmlwmt ihmiImhw ef Ite (•Matt"
ttt naat- tini xh* nnttmaimmt waa o**eaantf tm
To Secretaries of Football Clubs in
" CrowB Nest Paas
At the beginning of the present
season an attempt was made to rehabll
Itate the C; N. P. Football League, but
owing to the; many unfavorable conditions that prevailed In several of the
camps Which heretofore comprised the
League, this attempt did not get support necessary *o practically, carry
out the purposes of the League. How-
ever, since that time It would appear
tbat conditions have somewhat chang
ed.  An earnest attempt to revive the
old-time standard of football in the B.
C. section of the Pass has met with
complete success, whilst there Is, no
doubt, in the Alberta section, a very
earnest and enthusiastic effort to line
up with their associates of tbe western
part of the distriot   In view of these
facts and at the solicitation ot many
of those interested, I desire to suggest
for your consideration the following
program as a wind up for the present
season, believing that it will be thh
means of atlmulatlng and laying the
grounds for a real successful league
next season:
1  That tbe clubs of Alberta, call a
meat lng and arrange a aeries of
matches to compete for the Crahan
cup whleb Is now fn Frank.
3  That the clubs in B. C. inaU-a similar arrangements and compete for
tbe Mntt Cup, which is now held by
Coal Creek.
S   Thai a team ba selected respectively from Alberta and tt. V., to play
in o grand final on Labor Day at
some place to be arranged later.
I shall te pleased to hear from tha
several clubs as to their views on this
matter, but as the season ta fast closing ( would urge immediate action
on tte part of those tnte-reatad.
Yours Sincerely,
Michel opened hostilities with a rush
on the Vets defence. Tennant returning the ball, and Robertson taking up
and centering weakly to Linning who
shot with little force. Nothing result _    	
ed from ntree kick on a fnul by stea^^eBd-^
tary aad all kind* nt plumbta* supplies. ] pat • sn #nd to tte ravolatlonaiT feat
Habits wttt i'*t. aiuinniuricl wtot, m-mmm--'ntm et th* Wtunlpmg strlka," $*ttrn
born ot t»» (KiunnhiiM h..:,i »mh la; tary MeLacklan tata a clear «ptao*
mM#'   »*w#**i.'MM*t'<-,     *•'!-■ «•    *-*«.■'      .*«      *'■• > ******    •*: twtom **t   "mt
Y^,H*fv %-it*r-ts.  i*i» 1^*^  «tv*^  *n  tvn^V  1*^^ * ffif'f-*   ^^^
*m1** i« at»er*r n^t^wary f^M^nc# lifi^Mff ««4ttM»
wii* emembr *i*i*tnmi1***t bf I
(LetMrldg* Herald)
iMtetel Football Club's Tint to Uth-
bridge on FHday proved to te quite aa
popular and pleasant to all concerned
a* was -tmpntad. A great trowd grttt-
ed them at tbey took the Held which
goes to prova that an occasional visit
from an outside team of good calibre
Is* very acceptable to the fans. It waa
to te regretted that (he match eould
not te placed en tte P*aee Day's program, which waa already filled up, bui
It provided excellent sport for tte
large holiday crowd already in tte
Mletel waa unable to Held Its full
team, owing to Injuries reettved from
ab enure strenuous game in the Crow's
Not League, but tte ttam pat on was
well wenir «f it* babm aad reputation
Tte VHaraa's team aa advertised was
weakened by tte unavoidable absent*
nt Whyte otd llnkbttum, whfeh tav.
evened up mattfts, and a aaaw was
wttaetsad which sp«tt football alt the
•ay. aad tte crowd certalaty ted Wa
money'e worth.
The visitors, ia an lutervlew with
tte HeraM espreesed ureal pfoasur*
at ttelr itnit, and were toad la Ite
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ffniUMUH Wtt Ifffe flWfflfPfVI ■^T^fTWWI IIUFffl
J, Smolik    --
D', Smanlotto
,M. Lyons
M. Campbell
W. Wblssam
P. Contardo
T. iMasl
F. Parma
R. 'Pelosi
r. Brussefii
B. Cunardello
N. Peterson
P. Campagnodo 5,00
B. Scai-pino
S. Serra
J. Honlgan
— Fuerd
M Sheyjeka
M. 'Hyncka
P. Doskoz
G. Vincy
J. Kwaaney
R. McFegan
B. Logush
M Logush
D. DefllMppl
Ph, Morris
J. Dietz
L. Kutxnic
and Miohel made a Ono run down the
field, gaining a corner whioh was well
cleared. The visitors, nothing daunted,
came again with lots of steam, this
time getting through. Yates finding the
net with goal No. 1, ten minutes from
the lulck off. TJte homtesters now took
tbe initiative, voting tbe otter end,
when Robertson from tbe right wing
took a pot, Guest saving at thn expense
of a corner, Robertson placed nicely,
Linning heading over the bar A foul
against Anderson gave Michel another
lead, the resulting shot bringing Dunlop out of his goal to save the situation. A corner at the other end was
also fruitless. Several nice passages
by tbe Vets pleased tte fans immenaly,
trom a great kick by Tennant, Linning
passed to Irwin, who returned to Linning, the latter ilninsing with a long
shot just over the bar. Michel, after a
free for a foul by Shaw came within
an ace of making lt two, but Dunlop
relieved tine situation. iMichel returned again only to be pulled up for offside. The play for quite a while wai
mtdfleld, each side striving to get past
tbe backs, but the half back lines were
both good, and held tight. W. Linning,
getting away, took the ball down the
field where be neatly snipped tt to
Uurr, Norman passing a great one to
Robertson, tho latter to Allen, wbo
shot wide. Gurr followed with a nice
centre, but tbere waa nobody ln
shooting poeition. Guest came out and
with clever work gave tbe ball to A.
Ball on a long drive tte latter geUlug
away on his old time form but hia forwards were not up and the chance
wai lost. Half time arrived with tte
visitors ahead on aa even half by one
•eeend Period
Lethbridge got away jn the k!ck
off, Robertson passing over to II. Linning, who again had his toe too far
under and the crossbar too ton. Por
tha next ten minutes tha battle waa a
hard one, each aide flawing like a
couple ol mammoths, aaUt unable to
move the other. Michel showed good
form, frequently gaining a good stem
of applause frem tte stands, the locals
alrt playing a laa game. That followed a scrimmage around the Michel
Sit, oae of tte visitors bringing the
II down with hia hand. Referee Out
awarded a penalty aad W. Llaalag
evened up for Lethbridge twenty minutes from restart. Some aloe combination* between (turr and Ltanlag waa
worthy nt a better result, but Gaeat
aavad Gun's shot In mastsriy faahtoa.
Tbe game wae partlariarty fait far
mm mlaatt*. ite Hatter gotag froaa
•vd te end ind from head to teed,
liwtw heading met. Mtctel followed
with a pretty passing fame, fetttat
within scoring distance, to te spoiled
again by offside. Lethbridge now woke
up and eta rtert to run in ihota, tmr ito>
lag ta. la five a»taats«. Gaeat waa In
tmmt *t*em e**t h**t*A*tt Item all.   At-
Red Terror
C. (Marriott
Sek -Malichyn
J. Sande
F. Bolchuck
C Lang
Joe Ceorponerk 1.00
Tte members of tte Michel Football toam wish to extend their sincere
thanks to Doe Weldon for hie kind
assistance in connection with the
Lethbridge trip.  Enough Mid.
The boys of Miohel having won the
medals and shield In the Crow'* Nest
League would Uke to tear from tte
Fernie sports when thoee trophies will
arrive. The bard knocks aad brulaea
that the boyf received during that
series will constantly remind them
that there are a ehtetd and medals
The engineers of Mtctel have again
received Instructions from their executive to eome off tha Job and «e te
lleve this lato Information la what
tbey have teen watting to get, aa the
Mletel siccative waa Informed that aa
son aa tte (tha engineers) beardfrom
their besdquartem thay would consider quitting. With lhe axoepttoa of tte
above the workmen of Michel are atill
soltld and do not intend to te driven
to work like a bunch ot dogs.
abb an mr,
A matter m great sauefaeuau to tkemf imi pnn la a loag osm over tte
wa* Jii' iiuU
V   JA!   A   r/'A'
#    July, 25 and 26
Jaefc Plelcford in "Tb« Spirit of 'IT
•Ito "The Matter My*tery"and
Mack Senntlt Comedy
ClteMrltui Ray iti "Ki» NUUm'a Boy"
■tto N6te F»IO Tl* Bol to Eftf,
Harvey's Greater Minstrels
um.. lii'imm
[Qtrr living up to Mt reputation, and
they wish aa to elate ttet as on ethfb-
lliea «f' ntfensetag It nm ite taeat
they have eeen this eeasnn
nil Hooker entertained the bm*
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did tte* ntfl tte wen torn' tears of a
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tte toaaw Haei up et f .10 ia fte
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wik*. Mktel tool a tara M MUfk'Pg.
sad W«am Uadod a beeaty right lato
imatapa bands AiMlter itet una
efearai ht Aadseaoa. Tte crowd waa
now on the Uploe of wcttement. the
*M9M** m*t*m ma*** *** *.*% .'*.. -.w.w;.'.
ef tte eHy. Tte vltftata made a *ee-
pevato try tm ite wtaaiag geal. tet
oar tefeaoe heM irm. Irwla plautedi a
•Inf 9Mi Wnm IwQ CIUHV W^9H& l^p^
teft K Wt tte tmttm. mrt toe*. Veta
Tte laat Ire mhat*s play wea hut end
Ui* Vwn; cteat* ted uttTTb Uwatit
talMd ia eiet aftor iM. Mi tta tte
tftm bnO a $**** 4*t*m**\ tmt wm
tbm rnadri %m tbt orbmm tbim UO
The modern minatretay tBtrolrtd
from the colored race. Tlw notro
if lit can be restrained from be-
eomint mU conaciooa raakea the
best mlnUrel man. Any peraon U
mro of a good Uagb if tbey eu
bat bt around ■ group of inflow
thirty, mlnutoe wkbout the litter
knowing they are near bajaoae
tlw colorad man ia then perfectly
Tbere have tew Many talon*
minatre) abows whieh were un*
aatiafactory in their eotoruio-
mtnt baeanai tht etltred ptf^
lonntfi wtrt mn* mw-.^sww» wma
did not aet natural Mr. It H.
Harrcy, a well known dm* awn
undertook tha taak of awmbltef
a eompany of clever eotored peo-
nte wl» wort not fomWv who wtw
oattaMo of alwoft rwaining it*
taraUveo on tha
compaay wtU te at
TiModay. Johr *%.
Hungarian Situation
(Prom the Workers' Divadnaught,
London, June 5)
A comrade who has joined the
Hungarian Red Army wires to the
Avanti, under date May 23, liis
Such "stories" as that Dr. Bela
Kun has died of extreme hunger
and that a general strike liad been
declared against the rule of the
Soviets are all lies. Here in Hungary, owing probably to the want
of great resistance on the part of
tbe Hungarian capitalists, the Dictatorship of the Proletariat is a
mild rule indeed.
Dr. BelaKun is more alive than
ever, surrounded by the affection
of all workers; he is optimistically
inclined, in spite of the fact that
his eountry is surrounded by an
enemy well armed and well supported by the international reaction, and, consequently, without
access to the market of the world.
All the factories here are working at full speed, in order to increase production for the benefit of
all. I have visited, together with
Comrade Morgari (the Italian So
cialist) the great workshop for agricultural machines, the 'Lang-
maschinen Fabrik," and I have
found the greatest possible harmony prevailing between manual
and intellectual workers. The;
same thing I observed in the work
on -the fields, and, but for the menace of the Allied Powers, the Hun-
garian people would be able soon
tenproducOnouglTfoFlts neeiisT
Never has the countryside been ao
intensively cultivated, and this
year the crops will be more abundant than ever before.
I spoke with Capt. Arcami, of
the Italian Military Mission, which
has remained here, and he confirm'
ed this view. Naturally enough,
the Soviet Government's chief care
at the moment is the formation of
a strong Red Army.
The Commissionaires for War,
Fidler and Szanto, together with
the Commander-in-Chief Boehm
and Commander Landely, and, of
course, with the assistance of the
trades unions and various political
groups, have In leas than three
weeks put together an army "tbat
can face the Caeohs, the Roumanians, ete.
Yesterday I went with Morgari
to visit the north-east front and
where we were about a mile from
the Ctech position of Miskoleci. We
crawled for a whil* on all-fours
to avoid being hit and in order to
uudy the enemy position. Thut
night that position, a town of ")0,
000 Inhabitants, waa taken by the
Ked Army, wit'j many prisoners
and thirty matitu guns.
Everywhere thv discipline oi the
Red Army is good; they go to the
front singing thi Marseillaise and
the International. At Raring, the
soldiers stopped onr ear and a pri*
vate from the ranks stepped forth
and spoke, asking us to convey
to tbt workera in Uie factories the
assurance that the workers in un*
{form wilt fight to the last for
The military organisation is also
good. On the 19th inst., at a given
point, I aaw tbat 56 trains passed
Democracy Endangered
in 40 boon, carrying soldiers to
tbt front. The soldiers have meat,
That tho basic principle of democracy was endangered by the recent amendment to the Immigration Act, permitting the deportation of members of certain organizations, wns alleged by Alderman Queen and Pte. Dunn, two of
the Winnipeg sffike leaders, at a
mass meeting here yesterday attended by labor iiien and returned .
soldiers. In requesting those present to sign a petition asking the
minister of justice to allow the five
Russians arrested the right to a
trial and the production of evidence against them in open court
before deporting them, Alderman
Queen said the eases of these men
were in the hands of a deportation
committee of the immigration department, whieh was not in the nature of a judicial body which did
uot iuquire into the facts of the
case and had no administrative
Referring to the five Russians
who were arrested with him, he
stated that if they were deported
they would be handed over to the
Kolehak forces, which, would mean
that they would be shot. "These
men are not going out of the country if we can help tt in any possible way," he declared. "If necessary, we will fight this case right
to the privy council iu London,
We are not asking that these men
should be liberated. We are asking that they he given a fair and
ish procedure, before they are pun-
inhed by deportation or in any
other way."
No Sovietism.
Aldorman Queen repudiated any
suggestion that there was an
effort to establish a soviet form of
government in Winnipeg. There
had been no trouble in the city,
he declared, until the police force
was locked out, and special police
were armed with wagon spokes
put on the streets in their stead.
He alleged that at the time of the
arrests women had been ordered
from their beda by policemen and
annoyed by a search of their bodies for hidden literature. Methods
were similar to those in Russia,
he declared.
Private Dunn epoke at length
from the standpoint of the returned soldiers, declaring that 90 per
cent, of Winnipeg's returned aoi-
diers took part in the demonstration in the city.
Private Dunn deliberately char,
ged the mayor of Winnipeg with
inciting the people to riot. He had
held a counter-demonstration of a
few returned soldiers, who did not
sympsthUe with the strikers, and
iu apeaking to them aald they
should go down and march around
the Labor Temple, which would
havt been deliberately looking for
trouble. "We have not in tho.Do-
minon today that for which wt
have fought—(democracy," be
Practically all those preaent at
tbt meeting signed tbe petition
and pledged themselves to write
the minister of justice asking tbat
a fair trial should bo given tbe
men arrested in connection witb
Winnipeg strike.
x, omtn
Lfantat Aftea Rettnsea
It wee a greet
tajoyed by fte I
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tho ut* Ȥ "b tm tenet
t m i
vegetables, broad nearly white, but
alcohol, to nrtrj form, \n strictly
bibited. Tobacco ia oot lacking.
Chief-Commander Boehm is a
metal worker, who rose from nriv.
att to lieutenant; beeame Minis.
ttr for War under tbt govtrumtat
of Karolyi, wben bt rapidly ear
Had out tbt demobilisation of l,-
700,000 men of all forces. Ha baa
now shown bio skill in an equally
tunlit mntrilfratfcm nf Ite ttm
-     '^^tttf.
tha UKtrn UomrsdeJ.Atpary. whoie with
Dr. Bela K*n at tbt Ministry of
Foreign Afain, thinks that tht
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had a beneficial effect; it hss united the workers the More. He, too.
is boptfW of final aueeste and tends
greetings to the workers of tU
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WHh»t art aow S90 Italian Be-
eiiliati who bave atto volunteered i
•tmr mmvo mmmuj way mmj
mil wa trmitoet? wt knew ttet wt
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