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All Roads Will Lead to Fernie on Dominion Day, Tuesday, July 1.  —  A Fine Programme of Sports
VOLUME 1   NO   46
Major Andrews,  M. P.
fends Leaders of The
Winnipeg Strike
Who profiteer -•■ controlled press of
Panada ia taking good care not to
mbllsh the opinion of .Major Andrews,
■M. P. for Winnipeg regarding the
. strike leaders. We call attention to
the fact tbat the major specifies H.
B. Rasaell, one of the first to be ar
■ ranted. Jlr. Russell is a member of
the executive board of the One Big
Won. We reprint the following re
port from Hansard especially for the
benefit of those citizens who think it
"right" that men like Russell should
he treated as common felons. We ask
onr membership to pass along this
copy nt The Distriot .Ledger to such
Major 6. W. Andrews, D.S.O., M. P.
(Centre Winnipeg) ,ln House
of Commons, June 2,1919.
(Hansard Report)
(When the election was on, a year
and a half ago, it was my- privilege to
address an audience of Winnipeg
workingmen on the subject of winning
the war, The issue at that time was
<mite clear cut. J told them I was a
ofladidate for the Union Government
aad as such stood for ithe conscription
of men. I pointed out that this meant
the particular men I was talking to.
I also told them that I stood for the
conscription of money, which meant
their money, and for the conscription
of the laat dollar and the last man in
OkUMUia, ff need he, to win the war.
That wae pretty straight talking,
When I got through talking one of the
men got up and said:* "Well, we under
stand exactly what you mean now." I
tali thew I would not think of going
over tho top with men who wero not
prepared to go all the way. When
the 11th December came they*knew
eeaetly what it meant for the men who
wera goimg ta the war. .oWheta' the
election was over, in spite of the fact
that my opponent was the secretary
et the tehee union, it was found that
they had feted""for, me In the propor
strike in my opinion after the most
careful consideration and after using
every means in my power to find out
tbe facts. When the ironmasters let
it become known that they were going
to make it a trial of endurance, the
Trades and Labor Council called for
a sympathetic strike of all organized
labor in the city. A vote was taken,
and all unions, including public
utilities, came out.
The single workman is helpless
against the great corporation; the
individual union or craft is equally so.
Collective bargaining is the logical
outcome of organization and it is now
too late in the day for any corpora
tion to resfuse it—that principle is
embodied as one of the provisions
of the charter of labor formed by the
League of Nations. j
The sympathetic strike ls the natl
ural and logical sequence of organiz
ation. What more natural than that
men who have interests in common
should stand together In an emergency. A particular union or craft in
striking may be striking for a principle that is, absolutely vital to every
man in the industry and just as the
employers can down oue single man
so they can down a single union unless all stand together. This is cooperative; it is brotherhood, and it
Is absolutely the same principle of
sticking together that was employed
in  France.
Tlwre Is another point I want to
toush upon for a moment or two.
Twice this afternoon I have heard
the'term "Bolsheviks" applied to the
strike leaders in Winnipeg. Gentle
men, if you apply the term to those
men you apply It to me, because they
are my friends. There Is a man
called James Winning, a good level
headed Scotchman, who has spent
practically all his life working for his
f^illATrfyrtll *?}*_* ^"TV A-MWJWJI ±S%mtlwM.
Printed By Union Labor
Senator  Gideon Robertson!s
Flimsy Charge Against
Labor Men
The grounds upon which Senator
Gideon Robertson, the so-called
minister of labor who is so proud of
''.to "very ii;e ; fa" •>.. t!i<> arrests,
expects to be able to convict, Russell
ami ethers connected with tho Winnipeg strike aro con'unfcrt in his
cilfcial statement. The Associated
Press sent out Robertson's statement
and much comment is being made In
will have more of an idea as to how
many railroad men there are here
than I have.
" 'I have been asked by some of the
railroad men here if it is possible to
bring you west to address a meeting
of the railroad organizations. V* you
can do this let me know; the international committee will stand all,, expenses. I have just got in a shipment
of -Bolshevist funds for this purpose.
Form Big* Union of
regard to some of the letters quoted j We ar© getting out a One liig Union
which are to show that "Bolshevik
money" in the root of all the evil
Before quoting the document The
District Ledger wants to tell of Its
experiment with Bolshevik money."
Several papers accused The District
Ledger of beipg "Bolshevik" and
hinted.that we wero in the pay of the
Russian Soviet representatives in the
United States. Clippings from these
papers we addressed to the alleged
headquarters in New York and a-
waited a reply. Instead of getting a
cheok we got a very earnest solicitation to pay. "space rates" for any
articles we cared to use in regard to
affairs in Soviet Russia.
-Senator Robertson's document comprises the text of several letters
which fell into the hands of the authorities on Tuesday morning, when
the Labor Temple was raided. One
letter specifically states
bulletin. It will be off the press iu a
few days and I will send you a few.
x x x x Let me know if you will have
anything more out on the O.B.U., and
the conference, so that I will be able
to get in an order for the provincial
committee. If you can write an article
for our bulletin to the railway men
it will be a great help to us, because
there is really a lot of work to be done
among thom1.
"To this communication Mr. Russell
sent the following reply on March 31:
" 'Your letter of; Interest, dated
March 23, to hand, and in reply let me
congratulate you on your activity and
success up to date.
No Cost To Him
" 'I note your remarks re paper containing report of convention—the paper you refer to is the Western Labor
News—they have made arrangements
MONTREAL-—fn the course of a
fighting speech, says a Canadian Press
despatch, to the Kiwanis Club, J.C.
Merrick, secretary of the employers'
association, Toronto, urged to a repre
sentative gathering of employers that
they should form an employers' organi
zation here on a strong basis, and that
plans should be made to combat the
growth of revolutionary sentiment
among employes; He especially urged
that as workers were organized and
apparently drifting toward dangerous
channels, the employers should organ
lze and take steps to combat the dan
ger of Socialistic or even Bolshevist
His address was heard by a big aud
lence of representative Montreal bus!
ness men, and steps are to be taken by,       M      Thursday:
the employers' class to do whatever:    .,,     .. ,
might be necessary to handle the situ I     Al  tttls  morninBs
ation as It develops with regard to the
more advanced Socialist elements.
iMr. Merritt argued'that if such steps
were not taken here, Montreal might
see a repetition of the Winnipeg dis
astrous troubles, which had only been
averted in Toronto by a strong associa
tion of employers.
"Do not concede any demands that
are outside conservative reason, and
fight, just as you would fight the Hun,
the growth of Socialistic and Bolshe
vlst sentiment in Canada," said IMr.
Winnipeg Strike Ends
Vancouver Still Out
The Winnipeg strike has been called
off with the understanding that the
^provincial government is to investigate the causes leading up to the
strike and the matter of reinstatement
of the men. The strike committee
consented to have Judge Robson appointed as commissioner. Although
the strike was called off for Thursday
morning the teamsters and other
unions are refusing to return until
certain grievances are more definitely
At Vancouver the following state-
ment was issued by the strike   corn-
mass   meeting
the recommendation of the strike
committee "to return to work provided
that there was no discrimination, was
placed before the membership, together with the telegram from Winnipeg relative to the cessation or the
strike there. The membership by unanimous vote at the mass meeting refused to accept the commltteo's
decision and to remain on strike until the men arrested in Winnipeg are
"A mass meeting will be held in tho
Arena at 10 a.m.., Friday, to place the
question before a larger number ol the
membership. A v< ; vlll I f tn .-pi a
this meeting as to whether or not they
shall return to work".
ttaa of three to one.
These are the men who, today, are
on strike. There is" certainly some
thing wrog somewhere. In addition
to those men, as good and as loyal)
citizens na Canada ever had, there are
aiany of my awn comrades who stood
in the treiches In Prance: they are on
strike. ! say, standing in my "place
here, that tl per cent of the re
tamed Mem of Winnipeg are In
armprithjr with the strikers and tho
object nt this strike.
On the fln>t of May the'mon of the
Metal tnid/hi    went.cn strike partly!
because Ihe masters rcfusei! an -nifiht:
hour day and a larger hour wage, but*
ohlpflly because of   their   employers'
refusal to recognize their union.   The
build lug  employees    presented   (heir
-schedule to the masters' who frankly '"
admitted IU fairness and reasonable
ncsB, but declared Ihelr Inability lo
meet the demniid.   Hero wo havo two
vl(a! caawH of tha strike:      ill     a
HvitiR   wago. and    (21    iho rlRht to
arganlxe.     This Is tho causo of the-
•wry cttwmv—txaixig—j -
he ti&s done in this agitation has been intent handed out by Senator Robert-
t to publish verbatim reports of con-
I have just received a shipment of j vention. I have also arranged with
Bolshevik funds for the furtherance the central committee to have an ex-
of the One Big Union idea." TMs! tra 20,000 copies' published and dis-
letter came to R. B. Russell, one of the I tributed to the three western prov-
accused labor leaders, who replied j inces, and will mail your bundle next
congratulating the writer on his ef- Friday at the very latest
forts. Another letter indicates that! " ' The paper I have goes to every
Bolshevists desire and partly achiev-; railway man and contains all kinds of!
ed control of the Trades and Labor matter re One Big Union, so will not !has been formed in Vancouver during
Council in Winnipeg, and intimates'»cost you boys anything as we ''.Issue l''the P^f'weok. •'.Boilermakers, black
that when control was fully achieved, 1IG.OOO per month and each man gets a jsmiths and machinists compose this
"we will' use It to   our , advantage." j copy free.. ■   . . i unit,    and    tho    moulders, .pattern
iPnllrra'tmr  -lo   tMn tr.t.t   r.t  t\.*. .,..,.   I     ■■   .t__._. ■'■.  '        *. . jj_»  .  . I runkftr'a •    nml      f«\n*n*rli.iV *.„^„i^„.„   _ —
Local Number One
Of the One Big1 Union
(B. C, Federationist)
The first unit of the One Big Union
District18 Strike Holds
Firm in Every Camp
closing down the press and partlcl
paling In ithe strike. As to the press,
I had the misfortune to hear an hon.
gMtlgman, on? ef th"? oldest, members
in the chamber,    state his    opinion
'that the press was corrupt, and ho
jwas  not. called, a    "Bolshevik"    for
j saying that.    If ever   a    strike    by
j working men   in   newspaper   offices
I was justified it was in this case if tho
1 newspapers   were   not   playing   the
gnmo.  Thero Is  another mnn  railed
I RnsHell   in   Winnipeg.    RuweH
| Socialist     and    not    a    man
advocates force,   I know these men,
• nnd for them force would be absolutely
the  last resource,    llussell   wants  n
chnngo.'    So  docs  Robinson,  so does
■ Simpson,  nnd  so  doe*  Rlgg.    Thoy
want a change because they are not
sallsfle'd with present comytiom-.. How
mnny hon. gentlemen  In  this  Jlouei?
nre satisfied?   I venture to my many
of them would welcome a chnn?;o of
The Official Statement
Here is the official statement:
"That tho thousands of well-inten
t —r—now-cue   BUTTStaTmui   linaiiiniirj
aid you are receiving and no doubt,;
jit will all be needed to carry on our
i propaganda.   The eastern end of tne
j country is such, that we should put. in
ia lot of work.
All over District IS the men are
standing firm and the "empty treasury" which was the hope of the coal
operators has not had the discouraging effect that was hoped for.
A number of individual concerns
iiavo expressed anxiety to open up
negotiations for a settlement but have
been referred to the Director of Coal
The British Columbia government
has the matter •' under consideration''
but is very dilatrry in granting tlie j
asked-for investigation which Premier
Oliver was assured would probably
lead   to   the   men   returning . to
al»i.nt:f       .tiBBiAdfailalx: -MA
his personal attention and tbere is
a possibility of an investigation Into
the wages and working conditions as
effected by the B. C. eight-hour law
being granted. Since that law was
used as a pretext for bringing on tae
reductions as appear in Order 121 a
proper investigation will doubtless bo
"With the signing of peace the Director of Coal Operations is understood to
be ready to leave his post and as the
peace treaty is to be signed this woefc
there may be developments from that
worn j quarter at an early date, inthe mean-
taking   up   the   question   and
expected   to act favorably
Tho   executive    eommiUco
.11 1J tlii IU(*.
,,{„„  <,,   -,..■' T-uiiiu an tne jocairlu^~unanimously"
are j Mines Sloan,who was as far as Nelson I adopting the One Big
upon the j'a^t, week returned to the coast am '
turned, misinformed and misled work!    "'I will be pleased to write aharti-^.fo. 1  und  Blacksmiths  Local
Ing .men on strike in Winnipeg, to-'clo for your bulletin and will parucu- i <No- - lttl. WCTe recentl>' Instructed by
gethcr with al othors concerned, may . larly address my remarks to the rail-
be fully   informed,   It Is proper.that read mah.   Will send same on at an
authentic information concerning tlm early date.
Union consti-
   -_...,* .....   tution and following with amused In-
from there wired to Gladstone Local! terest the-various commissions which
of Ma that he would be bv Kernie shortly but jure, to eliminate the  protiteers  and
chinists   Local   No.   1,   Boilermakers   would hot fix a date.
j harmonize In perpetuity the conlllctlng
Premier Oliver" is giving the matter j interests of capital aud labor.
cause.of the sympathic strike .should
be given.
"Among  the    Incriminating    docu-
js  a; ments procured at the Labor Temple
who 11" Winnipeg, .Monday* night, last, wan
a letter'addressed lo Mr, II. U.  Run
sell, dated March 21, which reads ns
" 'I have heard from Cnlgary Mint.
you bavo the convention written up ■■*
Ihe paper which you nre is'inliig tor
lh" nllnwd workers, ! am wantfri.-r io
get sonic of those pnp«r* for distribution among the railroad men in thi*
city, and if you havo nny on hunt
semi them to me a.t otio-t ami en-
■clr>«p the bill 1 do not Viov V<v"
many will be wedo.'l in the city; yo:'.
Yours for the change,
(Signed) R. B. RUSSELL.
Extracts from another letter wer«
n'so given nut by Senator.lhe minister
of lnbor <?), and he concludes by saying:
" Definite Information has been ro
ceived of this strike being backed by
Bolshevik funds. Tho constltut'on or'
the One V.ig I'nion is identical with the
I. V-.'. W, constitution.* With ilie*?n.
fact'; In mind it Is best thnt th.» p-*ib!!o
should know vvery detail, Tho'ie ib'
tails will como out fully In thi* jury
trial of six of the men arrciiod, and
the por-mlo will bi'rnnn'' ;-i"H" ir.Vd
with all tbe moHvf-r, behind tli> iirike.
their respective unions to deviso
ways nad means of amalgamating
the said unions. The committee met
and its findings were presented to
their unions and adopted with the
result that Blacksmiths Locnl No. !.">»
of the A. V. of L. has relinquish'.?.! its
churter and gone over into the now
organization, aiid the boilcrmaker.-**,
wlio withdrew from the old union ami
the machinists who bad its charier'
revoked,* imit.o mi tbo balance of l.u- ;
cal No. 1 of the O. is. i.'. |
MMM-WCltSHII'   NOW   1.70a
The membership uf  Ut«  ;h*w  len-til ■
nov*.* stands at, t.VO'i and this only com
[irige-i   :'ie   1io!!o!*;«:i',f>r,*:,   iii.'ii'cinittl- I
end >!i.ti-*iinistN\     The name ol the
now local h.'i'; not' \
<',-■ '"■'*!      lie.ili.      i'l!*
How  President   Wilson
Viewed By a Former
William (\ lisililsi
investigators sent to
the 1'oaco Conf..-ren<
war- une of Uie
Hovivt. Itnssla bv'
:.%■. The report ot
v-'ould   t-tko
;!n* Iitvciiigators   has    NKYf.'H    boon
i'ttbli diod. ■■■l*.Mi!orial Nolo,
she \\f'-y. 'i
to fo. f!"llnit>
•-'W ,V fly
r,tt-o ;   :■•*, i s i
'llio re
rjiaiiun. reported bis! week,   •■('
; llij)     Illlil      Itl'll'**! ri!      V(l!|
on!bin:; hv-s tliau "a pi.-nu/iiwiit peace
ba>,Cil on UMHolfitih, tinlda.'ed jUKtlen,"
f'ui the <;<iverutiT,.*r fooi cunmcivted
iiiov    lo   deli;, I"!!;*'   ;ai».. rirg   fu-nples
ai  Ilje  V.ort'i   In  1 ' -,v   (/JMi.v-iHKsi,.-.,  Hill)
British Army Still Fighting,
In Vat tens Paris cf
t •
Bob Smillie Speaks on Titles
To Britain's Coal Lanes
I-:N(!I.V1'.:KI!H and Ft'?
I,"-tf a I   ''Cu.   i-M-im
\*','.:r,'v.(-f-r:-   has   roibniu:*
tel'  i'.i   tlii-  A.   lo  Of
rhlji    !-.:• ■•■    forni ■■!
known ni' die Isio'l-.o "r
OH,*; *.-   I"* , '.\,.:;   ,.{   ;!„•
looal   h-.tf.  :i   niein'or.-l)
: link i'i*
ts ilia"
to     It
and ibi
v. Xt*f     :
'■rt, Ffroioi-n
.*  ii    O.   ! .
r i.
Cl-allmtije.l the other day In th"
ltroi«if» of t'omtiVMii with keeping tno
many mm !» the army, nnd espic-
IvMf v. Ith repair:!«(j men ontsticd in
roboin', Mr, Cliurehill dcehired:  *'Kv-
t'l'V    ((•')    IO*:    tt't ....... K,   ,-i:..,..,lti'.. .'.*...     ',.',".'.'
wc nre kceplmt too few." To rolor
ti*,-, «**,,tM tn-.n i,*, .,<viiv v>'heri> l!r!M"h
troopt are being employed, or troopa
fed, clothed, nnd armed by the money
of '*» MriMt-h tfiy-rmver. at the mom
tmt wh»B preparation!! are being
iht'ii to <■•■ l*-tirai«» pi ;»«a, wetibl Miow
an a-mnxlng pfrlurn.
t n* m h*rM near homi*.
Uolnnd, India I-Vvpt, -ITier*' nr* n
vt-rr larfse iitimbf*r,of «»oUlter* hi Ire-
tend <,**nttlpin''l with tanlo!, mn«,h!ne.
te: 1, fs-'., et-'l 'd*1 tho {<mrl*ev«>w« nl
nn to dnt* war, TTiC nntd* I" lru« ot
|"f'!n aod ot 1*t**tpt. A* >fr. f'huri'h-
h»!l aald'. "The sltuaMon In India, in
P"'*pt, srit <n trr*!*rnt no mn-Ht*
in'mr, mptin nt."
V*niml fhtrnp*.- Ttiir-* ft n luro*
mm* *ti ini:ii|iioini ou the llhine, nud
uppari^jtly tx Itir'to tirmr h to be vrpt
tli#tN» *h»l# -the indemnity l« -prti-wt*
*,^f t,,.:,, , „  ^,., „,.,..... a
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4«»».»(iB* *»!•>, f,*vfr*\ 11 nit fr In !*<>
l**d 1* not dwir. hot IWtlnh »*>««»
ond mnniiiotm at** -a**titf4ly *"* the
41*T*o«*\ et lh* general.
T^»    |JtM«|t*    army U*» 1»^>-»ii r**-
ttWi'A "IM nrmf nt lite txtne* Oot*,
not! ttM *n*\t\nmntn, with RoBRiaiiiaft*,
armed net   *mlpp*4   ml et   Allied
! n*
(VnnmbiKioN !>s a farce nnrl |»;irliament
gary.    I'art of ibis army v. is in Hi-
t'r'in.'it* i.e.. 0<h"o*.a and K.> a ■ •i',i'.
ri't'Oii'}'*.'  *o-nr!!*i*i d. riiii
lln««ia.   In   North   Itm,*:i.   l>ril-b   """
ii'o'ip-i ere  iitiloio't'  «i. Aivii'uii-.-t   ii'i
Mnrnnne"',    nml    roUifuroom'Mi'.     **-*  nre
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I -'an (tl ttoverto'T'teneral of 'he
North TliiRsInn rcplon.l in nn in' r-
vle>\*.' wtth n Tbne' eorre'imn b«r.t oo
April   Sf»,    declared    "The     Htii-'-n
.antlinrllloa nr•■» well wftt'i^fl with the
nlmm of the Allies In North Hn-.i'i
There  cnn  ht*  no rompmin'o    '.,-'»>
tV.lihevOot)!.      It   11111=11    h"    er'd'i ■'.   '
froni Ilur'-ibi"
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Loggers of the Interior Country Take Notice
The Loggers of the Coast Dj^triets 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 invito 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 the road and will pay you a visit
in the near future.
So get ready!
For further information communicate with E. Winch, secretary-treasurer, 61 Cordova St. .W. ■ <*
VANCOUVER, B. C.                        PHONE SEYMOUR 7856
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every sickness, and pays $40,00 a month from the day you are
laid up. .
Particulars from
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Claims promptly adjusted from this office
Reliable Used Autos
I have several for sale, including Chevrolet, Dodge, McLaughlin,
1    Chalmers
Prices asked are very reasonable, and it will pay you to see me
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Special Bargain in a Ford Five Passenger.  $250.00
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Bo sure and look this up.        Correspondence invited
Phones 770—469 8. O. E. Building, Tenth Street
(Glace Bay (N. S.) Gazette)
Glace Bay, June 3.—Your local correspondent being most desirous of having an article on the labor situation in
general, and having so earnestly
solicited me to write, got nie to Anally
agree to do so. Much of the subject
matter will be more or less historical,
writing same with a view of the reader being better able to understand the
whole article. Some of my details
may be well enough understood by
some people. However, to those who
do not understand, let me say, I am
anxious to have Labor's viewpoint explained and understood, therefore 1
crave certain indulgence.
The Labor organization is no now
thing in society. It has Jn the many
decades pasfc—like fashions—many
times altered its styles, Unlike certain
styles of today, our changes have never been very radical or marked, but
have all more or less dovetailed, one
in the other, thus making a gradual
evolutionary growth. I say "gradual"
advisedly, for the changes have been
far and somewhat too fast for the
minority who are satisfied to live as
father lived before us. We had less
than a century ago men deported for
even daring to meet to discuss their
economic problems. We And injunction laws galore if th-ey dared get together for their mutual protection or
advancement, (Many remnants of these
old laws and practices are still in
evidence, is faot there are times when
we lind wholecloth not remnants cf
Owing to our laws, state of intelligence, opportunity- or rather lack of it,
the workers took a long time to get organized by crafts, accomplishing it
in the earlier days by means of camouflage, being ostensibly friendly or secret societies, hence the secret or
fraternal orders of today with all
their ceremony, passwords and rigmarole.   With many   yeara
have called a strike. The average
man negotiating for labor has many
times found himself in that position.
Men in the ranks of labor oftentimes
have just cause for complaint However, I recognize that some of- our
greatest critics are about the worst
samples of efficiency when charged
with responsibility; that is very true
in all walks of life. The labor leader
who negotiates agreements is often
characterized—not „ without some degree of justification—as the man
whose main function is, keeping his
men at work.
The strike is labor's real, effective
weapon In the use of it Labor and
its dependents very often undergo con.
siderable hardship. Many a man fell
away from his striking comrades'
ranks, from necessity rather than the
desire to be a traitor to his cause.
Considerable legislation has been passed and much has been written with a
view to legislating away the possibility
of strike, but workers somehow Instinctively understand such proposed
legislation, and newspaper and magazine articles are not for their benefit'
Much is written of the possibility of
crippling industry,, driving trade     to
sound O. K., but the thing that counts
is power.. Power forces the employer
to reason somewhat differently to the
most convincing argument or exhibitions of injustices demonstrated by
Labor's spokesmen^ The power of the
Triple Alliance organisation in Britain
and not the will to do good produced
the Sankey award, and the British
government's endorsation of said
award. This may sound strong, but
when we reason we know it to be tba
facts. Surely we will all admit that
the phenomenal unrest calls for plain
speaking, and facts. The propelling
force behind it is absolutely humanitarian, it is the will to give a fuller
life to our offspring. Realizing this,
we care not for the misunderstanding
of our position, altho we would much
prefer being understood. The sympathetic strike/though in spirit contrary to the laws of most international
unions, is, therefore an evolutionary
measure ln the history of labor's battle
with their exploiters.
Reds controlling the legitimate
movement he says: Remembering that
Labor always reserves unto itself the
inalienable right to pass upon the tentative settlements : arrived at by its
elected representatives, where can
Senator Robertson, or any one else,
conscientiously complain of the attitude of Labor and its new form of
collective bargaining? Let me remind
my reader. Labor in its new form of
collective bargaining as previously explained, is only apeing the employer
and his—the employer's—method of
more recent years, and is therefore
perfectly within its rights, -Borden and
Robertson; notwithstanding.        "J
The One Big Union is a movement
initiated in   a   very   representative
foreign markets,,etc, but little do we .,_,„., i.
find tn •«,* ™^«r»o.0 L» ji Z ! gathering of western labor represent-
find in the general press regarding tbe! ti -athered at ralcarv last'March
system which is handicapping and crip-1 *" es 8a™ered-aJ Cal8"> last Ma«n;
Pling what people choose to call a ™* meetl»s *™ arranged primarily
Nation's greatest asset, our childrenV°r *e PT 8ef °f f0™U 'jf* * T
t have yet to see our press featuring gressive policy to be 8Ubmltled t0 the
the astonishing evidence adduced before the Sankey commission In Britain
regarding the British miner's names.
And I learn that what Is true of Britain
is true of parts of Nova Scotia. Let me
cite an example brought to my attention last week. In a number of houses
•which were erected 47 years ago, a
family of 12 have to live in a kitchen
■7 feet by 10,feet   The front door haa
to be closed to open the oven door of
the stove.     The table naturally hav-
, forthcoming Trades and Labor Congress of Canada, which meets in Ham-
j ilton next September! .However, the
overwhelming majority of the delegates decided it was necessary to bring
, about a change In the form of organlza-
•! ion in Canada.
lt was felt that the International
1'nions with their unwleldly constitutional provisions had in the past years
not proven as effeotve as was felt
necensary. In many of the larger cities
,„„.        ,       .   ,,   ...      „1U .it was reasoned that better results
^JZt^l?^?^ ™^ould be obtained by the active trades'
i councils taking the questions in hand
I themselves. Jt was said that before
is such that the family are forced   to
Have three sittings for a meal.   Water
drains through under the broken floor,
of hard 'the "breaks permitting one to see   the
Wanted Tenders
For the wliolo of the lumber, etc., contained in the buildings of Queen* Hotel, Hosmer, It. C.
The buildings are large and contain a great quantity of
first-class material,
Tenders must be received by June the 15th.
work, untold suffering and abuse, much
of which is not recorded in history,
we find the movement steadily growing. We find in the last fifty yeara or
so decRled Changes taking place in the
various so called civilized countries
were hot due to the altruistic spirit
of the employers, but were brought
about owing to the recognition of the
potential force of the many and varied
growing craft unions,
Craft unions as sucb, made many
changes beneficial to themselves.
•Many factors entered into the cause
for such changes. However, the more
advanced In the labor movement show-
ed how better results could be obtained by merging craft * unions, by
having trades councils, federations of
labor, etc. This latter move was
fought bitterly ln our ranks, and ls
still being fought today by some Tew
who cannot apparently appreciate the
changes resulting from machine production as against the handicraftsman
In the main labor organisations have
merely apod or followed in the masters* steps. As we saw the Manufacturer* Associations and trusts developing, so wo even In our crude ,jway were
able to reason tbat If our employer
trustified bis forces, we had to meet
such combination with a labor trust.
Labor has had lessons galore of the
futility of engaging In strikes by
crafts. Experience teaches. Necessity
Is tho mother of Invention, so our mis-
I takes and failures of the past caused
j mh to look for other ways to protect
ourselves from tho vicious encroach-
water running underneath. Th'e house
is somewhat modernized; it has light
and 'water in. In the day time when
it rains, both comes in   through the
roof.   Now the average person
consider this some far-fetc-ed
function could be obtained constitu-
itionally from International headquar-
ters to protest against what might be
considered some rank Injustice, said
injustice might grow to a point of permanent    establishment.     Therefore,
may [»|.rades councils tn cities like Vancou-
ver   and   Winnipeg   advocated   the
instead of. employees dealing witb
John Jofiea' representative. John
Jones being -the "whole firm, ithey deal
with the r-ff resentative ot Jones, -Foch
and S&imtdt company', with its multitude of shareholders living in their
reapedive countriea? Get th-e question, please, did the method of bargaining change? I say emphatically
NO. The Labor representatives, instead of dealing with one capitalist,
were dealing with numbers of these
gentlemen with their octopus financial
ramifications, knowing no international boundary lines, but spreading its
tentacles into the country or town
wbere profits could be secured. The
employees, with their committees, still
met the firm's general manager or
superintendent Now I ask what difference is there if the general manager
of a large corporation, with its varied
departments all under one supreme
authority or directorship having to
meet a central committee? WW not
the central committee of labor for a
large organization be only in the same
category as the Guggenheiras, Rockefellers and other largo concerns with
their respective ^managers? Not dictators, but directors of gigantic con?
cerns, each in turn responsible to their
shareholders. The shareholders in
each instance, or at least in the Labor
Trust, having the right of accepting
or rejecting the work of its executive.
Our negotiations,being always based
on' that formula. Thus offsetting the
thing suggested by Senator Robertson,
who knows betterv-"dlc-tatorial control
by a handful of picked men."
Now that we have written of the
three questions, I wish to touch upon
the general unrest. Were it not so
seriouB it would be humorous watching
the antics of our parliamentarians and
others, suggesting panaceas which
are about as effective as the old lady
with the broom attempting to sweep
back the Incoming tide. Certain
papers particularly in their editorials,
are surely offering a great solution,
when they suggest the returned soldier win, fight the enemy at home as
vigorously as he fought the enemy
overseas. -These Inspired articles will
not mollify the situation, but have a
tendency to create Bolsheviks, yes,
even among the ranks of the soldiers
who are going to fight tho enemy at
home. Th'e recent demonstrations ot
returned soldiers at Winnipeg, marching to (he parliament buildings, seems
to indicate that the returned soldier
knows the direction to take to look for
the enemy. Fancy a Wall Street
journal suggesting that America had a
flabby public opinion, because Bald
Journal feared American public opinion would wring its hands in anguish
if the Labor leaders were taken by
tbe scruff of the neck, backed up
against a" wall and filled with lead
and yet It states countries-which con-
change, believing they could more nt-
feotlvely handle their affairs themselves without being tied to their International Unions Therefore, it was
decided to canvass the membership to
tho> Canadian Unions on the question.
A vain was taken which demonstrated
that tlie workers west of Port Arthur
were overwhelmingly in favor of form-
ins; the One Big Union, and a convention will be held at Calgary on June
4th. for the purpose of formulating tie
nlan and policy of the One Big Union.
I believe the One Big Union to be   a
Tony Derico
Communicate Ai Once With
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Now to deal with the first of the
three questions: the strike and the
sympathetic strike.
■First let me pboplvesy that the day
is passed In practically all countries
when strikes will be fought with
great financial treasures. With snid
things in mind, I say, too, that struts
of long duration are things of the
past. Our strikes wilt gradually become more widespread shortening in
duration in   exact   ratio to their in-
rrenslng magnitude. It is impossible j progressive move, the only question of
to have a real general strike last but difTerencA In our ranks has been,
a very short time. I fancy I near, Whtch wan the better method of merg-
some people squeal at the thought of, jng *n,e unions. However, despite op-
It. Yet some of those who squeal mions to tbe contrary, the weat havo
would admire the business acumen of Redded that seceding from their In-
a John D. Rockfelfer. a Lord North- i tornationftls (where they were mom-
cllffeor some other-magnate who SD- i,erg) and banding themselves together
■•r-'mely controlled certain business \& |n one Big Union was the best plan to
etitutlons. Our opinions are generally, pursue. Therefore, if democracy Is to
based on whose ox Is gored. 1 realise' prevail, regardless of opinions to the
two blacks do not make a white, but contrary, they ore right in going
thero la little ethics or morality   or;ahead.
right In selling your power to labor to, The third question: Collective bar-
an employer. Usually one's Sunday'(gaming. We find Premier Borden and
thoughts aro left at church or at home, other* -stating we cannot decide as to
When one bargains with the boss, or the validity or advisability of conced-
when the boss bargains with his hire,' lng this point to the Winnipeg atrik-
whether tt Is with employees singly or ow, DW|ng to the danger of the que*
on the collective bargaining plan. j tion not being properly understood. Lo
It is a cold, reasoning, calculatlre, ani| behold, hero wo hare labor's most
._  business proposition.  As afore stated, famous gladiator, tae mau who chain-
menu of the powerful -employer's or- j fan bo»» looks to tlve greatest amount. pioned Labor's cause at Versailles, the
| ionizations, ! of profit, the employee   to   the least ni.in who moved certain amendments
j I might Inject that In the pant years'possible hours. Hence the clash of Bn<i did so much toward putting them
Uno thing has had much to do with! viewpoints, or, If not viewpoints, of j through, now stating that we have to
j looping the laboring mt-n back, that; conducting the transaction. When you wou tot fa& report or Justice Matter's
' lein*,' a constant squabblo within our J try for a moment to plac« yourself In commission before wc shall bo able to
| own ranks as to tho best method or jibe position of a man bartering for a find out what collective bargaining
'{(•u-jauIiik Im .o-ttkr tu Ret iuu;*. ul 'lib-,.'. iSimuvtt lu liv-t-*, it la tliu-j sou sialic at, mtuHiitt, t-taMHUrr KotwrUoii nt <|uoUh1
we produc*. Homo reasoned we* the oft-repeated platitude of the M having explained what it doe* not
! .-bonld no* labor xtronjtlv rpprosontwl identity of tntcrps-st bftw-wn Capital
! in mir legislative hall*, oome thought ] 8nd Labor,
; industrial strength   xumced,   others |    To return to our strikes'. Workers
c,.|t that wo   mltjlit   advantageously', \m\e. set a new appraisement or valuv
; work to get labor representatives intlon upon themselvts and their famll-
Virile ment and Inereasw «ur strength ]-j<>«.   Hog pen conditions   are to   1»
tabooed.   Better -standard* of living,
odueation snd opportunity are going
to be the lot or th* workers.   And tf
Ktriko* and sympathetic utrlkns   ar«
neeessary to gain   better standards,
there will be *!r!V©i
Many of our people now stato, unlike
! tUMi; fn Iho main nre based upon the; whnt they stateil formerly: "Well, we
theory of "X tatr day's w lor n lair, can understand the strike, but not tbe
,1-tv'« work '    Wn< n *<\ thefrforv, ««•■ *ymp»ithetle strike."   I»i»t me ntstr-, all
'elvt* it, we Bud tv*il labor organiza-] worker* ere not alflleted with nho-rt
sunn* pre«mr»pwe return* or profl<« to;ni*piorlr*    In the main, I know   the
tlti'fi' who emplnv labiir.   True, theni worker's long null is his   short mo-
jure mnny members of our orgsnlsa-j-morr.   Home of tt« very vfvtftly mealt
'loon who view the labor organisation* j hoar sympathetic employers aeted   »«
1 , .   , ,    *       .   „  *     ,,   ■    It* ■  :    I:     '  ,*, *     r  ■      I     .   .   *     ', .      I   ■   * »•» 1
*    ' ,   ' * * ,
rr„n»f I** numhcr *n will our t*h«r l impln*. ** ^(«»>ti!*ir»«>^ * mnrtu** lor b1« '
f»nrtnsti«tlo*n« ehnn*« In form. #htmt- union activities--although n subterfuge \
i in* iniibi»vl*m ot pr»-«t«*m«n!«n will j waa found for the flrlug—be was not I
' .. ■< fc-.u* if* ft ...^m* i.i.,, fe    k. .      „*k >.   „.    „*      _    ___. N...... —        tmm. ^  H
stder themselves every bit as civilized
as we are do not hesitate about such
matters for a moment. Some way to
remedy affairs, Others talk freely of
deporting tabor agitators—remember
you can deport men, but not Ideas.
Every progressive labor leader, according to some Journals, ls a red
radical pro-German Bolshevik. What
the Rev. Ernest Thomas, of Van
couver, said some days ago in Toron
to. is worth thinking of along these
But my readers will ask why the
unrest? and what the remedy? The
present unrest is due to many causes
chief among them, possibly, being nonfulfillment of promises and the groat
awakening of the workers,
Men who wont overseas were elo.
quently loctured by flippant flag wavers, who steadfastly proclaimed the
war was for DEMOCRACY, and we
had our fill of a certain brand of demo-
cracy during the war. Ruled absolutely by orders In council. Our password was censor. Free preas and free
speech was a misnomer. Britain thousands of miles nearer the war sone
than oursolvos, with P. O. It. A,, and
everything else, didn't have the clumps
screwed on half as tight as Canada.
Canadians, not alien enemies, were
denied papers which wero unsuppres-
•ed In Britain. Hyde Park was unthinkable In Canada. Our unrest Is
reaction following War Time Election
menal times.
It is but a short time since all y/%
could hear was "After the war,1'
"After the War." And now after tke
war, what? Parliament must trot Mt
of the cupboard some of that democracy prated so much about. Tkat is
to say if they wish to atay on the *$ob
True, the workers are not entitles
to one jot more -than they cah lake,
but our law makers will be standing la
their own light If they technically tetM
and temporarlze. Peaceful or bloody
revolution are not remote possibiMlns,
but aro more or less at hand. **»w
workers and their families do »t* *axt
further bloodshed. God fa»wa the
war and industry has given Us fas to*
many unfortunate cripples; Howeier,
I agree with some of our intellectual
prostitutes -who write of the soMter
going to fight ithe enemy at home, lies,
sir, soldiers and Labor, and tkey art
practically one, will fight the eanwu-
flaging apologist who denies the populace better standards of living. Byo*
liaraent to avert disaster nrabt speedily discharge Its obligations, and aa the
Nation's executive muBt disoiyifiw JHg
Soldiers going away were given
promises galore. Are they taMHeiY
Surely rampant unemployment la mot
what tbe democracy fought for. Bwte-
ly we are aot going to have aa aftermath of the Boer war. The Boer war
was, comparatively speaking, o skirmish. However, we recall the Olla-
ese compound and the treatment ef
returned heroes. Are we gotag to
have history repeat itBelf ea o gigantic Scale with the teeaibig nt thousands involved?
Work for all can only he gotten by
a reduction in the hours nt labw to
the point where all can le employed.
This is not a Bolshevist theory, Iwt a
Canadian truism. Better staiadasts of *
living can. not be gotten ly eznafl Increases in wages and largo hMtaaoes
in the cost of living. Betev hemen aaa
not be gotten by Parliament depleriag
the unfortunate circamataaees aad
carefully considering the mattes. Summer is here, the material la lera, the
Labor ts here. Why not tbn latter
homes? All it needs is Intelligent
We hear It said our children are tha
Nation's greatest asset. When why,
tn the name of all that's human, net
have mothers' pensions. I! ent plat-
formlsts mean anything tttey sby we
must see these things put lata irae-
tice, not sermonized about. Tke war
is over, the phenomenal saeriieea have
been made, the reward is loag overdue,
delay is dangerous.
We have legislation regarding ttUes,
but we still have millionaires and
multimillionaires, and homes? What
a travesty on truth to say home»—af
the workers incomparable wltl (he
fouL nena of_Qur_mQdKn Jnanelers^So-
to -the mining camps, lumber «am»s,
and many other places in the west, see
them here ln the east. Where are the
recreation grounds? 'Where are tht
parka? Where are -the auditoriums
and the forums? Where ere the
tutors to teach our young font anything outside of arithmetic, geography
and history, especially of wars? What
aro the opportunities for our yotng
people whose broadened intellect Is
attained between the cheap movie and
the dance hall? Tbe latter ptaee a
splendid place for our adolescents
when we realize the terrible spread of
contagious diseases, whieh «aa be
transmitted In ao many—to the unwary—Inoffensive ways. How deplorable to And the citizens of a western
mining town.finally aroused to the
point where mock modesty had te he
ruthlessly disregarded.' Pahlle tneet-
Ings had to be held owing to ay^Mllls
having been discovered* among 4hs
children In the public asheel. The
medical health officer, In addressing
the meeting, Inquired whether the audience were willing to have a spado
called a spade. What a cardinal crime
that society can lull itself lito false
security by closing Its eyna to existing
realities. Parents, you wlo lore/our
home snd children, yot who want
your own flesb and blood te hate a
chance In life, sit up and take astlse.
Puhlie welfare bureaus have seen
sought by labor for a long time past.
Acts and promises deferred. Side]Bnt like the remedies for tadastrial
stepping nnd legal technicalities will,disturbances we got promises if aon-
not prevent further action.   Recently slderstlon.
< wo find tbe Hon. A. K. McLean quoted j In conclusion I repeat skronls tis-
as stating the Dominion Parliament i eaaes, whether In the human family er
were without authority lo pas* a bill; in Industry   nood drastic   t*m*tien,
iii'hi'Thlly through thc power of onr:
j labor wr«n!«u!oii».   Indeed all things
I eennldcred It Is mirprlHlng thst labor
li?i;» made nny advance at all. I
I    One thing more hefow dealing with
lhe three leptef ttMt mentioned,    t-et
i ( be plninl) understood labor orsranlza-'
How.our legal luminaries and others
can nose and side-stop wh»n it suits.
What I* there that I* dlffleult tn understand in the term? With changing
circumstances our word* often times
chsnge their meaning.   Did collective
granting a 41-hour week. They
always did seem to lack both Inclination and authority to pua anything for
darning or patching will not sifflee.
Some agency must apply said rem*
odjr.   Our Parliament Is our present
the worker'* benefit. We noted dur-[family doctor, If our family doctor
Ing the war, anything could be met hy; falls to prescribe Intelligently and
orders In council, yet, but we will bc [ effectively, the patient Mr. l*bor—
hand and brain—wilt raise Itself In Its
majesty and might, do away wtth Its
doctor, snd apply the remedies   and
told, thst wss under the War Measures' Aot, those were phenomenal
times.   I feel we need a Peace Mnn
bargaining change In «s*enc«   when, * sure* Act to meet the present phono- the nre Itself.
'-tbt^mrw, 1.1' mw vft3
uu* ih,-. an th.it itt il) atWJmttA Mn-i hy :!i« brother empSoiw.
Urnwth if we t«r off the mask of} writer, with hosts of others, has
i fcyponrlry and    camouflage, . call    »i liN lento nt thin medicine.    We
Dealer in
frith &o4 Ctmd Meat*, Ttsh,  Poultry.*Better,  Sggs, 2tc
!*ri*«i £•«« t» Atl
, n|M*fcM *  »|»»*l»»»   mw   *»«^W»  tkUUtti,  ****,*,
; amploTar and emptor**! "»* thM****''
I w** tnueh in ihi* potltlon when negot-
f lattne The fermw |w*t fire* «« Httl*
a* fwmlhle, nt tn mh*r word* «h*t
I wbteh he I* tnrrrd The latter strlw**
i 'nr all th#y tno. Imt la the last analy-
',  .**,   «•„«   »!iV,   .i*f,lniri   ff*i»fli   »H»i   !»f«t«-f
■»«t» unmar wna US* wacaitat*, Si*-
ehsfie notes, and other "tnwt" methods of our employer*, and now wa de-
tertnne to psy hack In coin, apeing or
adopting our eitiploiwni' plan*. W«
now sympathise with oor brother
•ftloatsts in another ortatlsattoa and
fpror.talm meaningly,   hi* baltln   our
j what their
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•.mintit*?wwamladw-iatlabor mw tnobbnt ontotn, who   hav*   leaniM
*omw if tt *nm* to • skaiNtev*, mi tfcat ti* mwtml ymmtm nt m#% to*
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-The government of Canada through
Its cost of living commission is dis
•oyering that have had and have
profiteers in Canada. They have discovered that the Ogilvie flour concern
le waking seventy-two per cent profit
that the -Dominion Textile ls nuking
three hundred per cent, that "glory
ol God"' -Patton is making nearly one
bandied per cent and that others are
•utting equally Juicy melons through
having control of the clothes we wear
and the broad we eat.
There has been great diffidence shown
In delving into the profits made on
soldiers' clothing, munition* of war and
all the supplies that were bought hurly
-burly midst the clashing of arms. So
tor we havo not seen any report into
the profits of coal operators. When
that enquiry comes on It will doubt-
los be shown that all the profits in the
ooal Industry have gone to the $20.00
per day miners who are now touring
the oountry in* automobiles or seeking
rest and recreation in sylvan retreats,
•atlng and sleeping in the palatial
If the District Ledger was not afraid
of being classed as an "agitator"' it
kmight call attention to the fact that
the plants of all the profiteers in Cana
tta are owned in great part by members
•f the Senate;that many- eminent jur
iste hold stock therein and that the
banks with which air Robert Borden,
Premier of Canada and Sir Thomas
"While, finance minster, are.so deeply
Interested, have more than a sentiment
al interest in the food, clothing and
shelter producing interests of this land.
lt might also call attention to the fact
.that Sir (Robert and Sir Thomas are
astonnded at the audacity of the returned soldiers in suggesting that
they should be paid a bonus for having
saved all these valuable industries to
their present owners and those "pat-
button which would mean that profited would have, to do useful work if
they wished to live. The profiteers
and the government they control consider the advocacy of such a system
deserving of punishment and among
those who still have hopes of some
day becoming sucessful profiteers they
find violent supporters.
There will be none of the profiteers
go to penitentiary; their destination
is the'Senate. They are protected by
the Jaw.
If it is within the limits of Safety
we would like to again quote the great
Scottish bard, Robert Burns, who
would be deported to his native heath
if he lived in Canada today:
"A flg for those by law protected;
.Liberty's a glorious feast.
Courts for cowards' were erected,
Churches built to please the priekts
■ '■**
If at one time we had a smattering
of an idea that Senator Gideon Rob
ertson, minister of labor (?) knew a
little about the labor movement and
really had some feelings in common
with the workers, that idea, elim as it
was. has beena-itirely dissipated. His
deputy, Mr. Ackland, is a student of
economics and has on many occasions
proven that he has a knowledge of the
labofmovement despite the faot that
his position precludes him from' act!v
ely asserting himself on labor's side.
Senator Gideon rushed to Winnipeg
quite early in the strike and the people
of the country awaited the news of his
J).-v.ng effect -A a settlement. inyead
of familiarizing himself with the labor
side of the argument (as a minister of
labor surely ought to do) hebecame
busy, trying to find out from the cap
itallst Interests what thore was ho
could do to help them win the fight. It
astounded the senator to find that the
strikers were standing strong for law
and order and that the "foreigners"
were not going around setting incend
iary flres or; carrying bombs in their
pockets. Thinking he had been quali
tying himself to act aa miniate r of
labor the senator had for months been
reading all kinds of "penny horribles"
about anarchists, and Bolshevists, and
socialists and his mental vision was
filled with every glowing shade from
paleplrik to Ujie' warmest, deepest red.
The senator set about to connect up
with the workers in Canada some di
rect connection with the Russian revo
lutlonarles and at last announces to an
expectant world that the Winnipeg
strike and the One Big Union were ln
receipt of Bolshevik, money for the
purpose of overthrowing all constltu
tional authority In Canada.	
"fiolBhevik" who would dare to suggest tbat the returned soldiers can
only got what they deserve by joining
np with organized labor and standing
tor tbe elimination ot profiteering.
Pritchard, Russell, Ivens, Woods-
worth and the rest are ln penitentiary
because they are aald to be a "cause"
•f the preaent unrest and are "agitators" for a system under which profiteering would be Impossible. They
are "labor agitators," they believe that
Co tto worker should go the full product of his toil, and that so Ions aa
thero Is a system under which work
is done primarily for the profit of those
who own the tools and the machines
of collective production so long will
there he profiteers on the one hand and
wage slaves on the other, while In
hetween will be a lot of small fry who
are straggling hard but with little sue-
«ea> In an effort to become real profiteers.
"fhe men who were escorted to stony
Mountain penitentiary by the "Riders
•f tho Plains" are not "bad" men if
tbe "Riders of tho Plains" ean keep
thoir own characters as dean aa the
♦characters of the men whom they escorted with grester care than they
woaM have given a bunch of Hun prls.
•now, their mothers, If alive, will never
have causo to blush for their, actions.
Vbn men in durance ore there because they have honestly and logically
heen advocating a solid organisation
ef the workera with a definite aim, the
ollmlnaflon of profiteering by a change
lh the system of production and dhtn-
The senator's spies discovered a let
ter written from Alberta to R. B. Kua
sell and In that letter It was stated
that "I have Just got in a shipment of
Bolshevist funds." K the Senator had
not become panicky and had invest!
gated a bit further he would have dis
i-sered that ihf monw !.»«i • n roi-
lected a dollar at a time from various
locals of workers who favor the One
Big Union for Canada and who smile
:•! tVe Idea of < *»• i"'***-\.i<i
said to bo starving Russians sending
over shiploads ot coin. He would have
found thst every dollar collected was
clean money free from the taint ot
having been wrung out of the peoplo
of Canada by the proflterlng schemes
of Flavolle with bis high priced hacen,
or the Dominion Textile with its thtee
hundred per cent profit or by Mr. Pat
ton whose factory "wasn't built tor the
glory Of God."
And Senator Robertson Is a member
of the cabinet of Canada. And tbe
cabinet of Canada Is suposed to have
the croiira of tho brains (If brains havo
cream) ot Canada. And It la leie
majoste to say anything against that
Cabinet for tear of deportation. And a
wor has lust been conluded to make
the world safe for Democracy. And—
but we must desist from going further
for theso are perilous times for tnose
who would say what they think.
In vlow of what has taken place lt
would be well for those who sro In or
havo any sympathy for the progres
sive labor movement to be careful how
tbey uir the word ''Bolshevik." One
must not presume too much <m tho
Intelligence or those In the setts of
the mighty.
Prom the actions of the mine oper
aiorg of Alber'.a, and their colleagues
of the 'Provincial dapartment of mines
someone must be getting hurt. In the
outlying districts the mine managers
are busy with stories of how many
miners are working and how much
coal is being shipped from some other
part of the district and some mine
managers are getting to be such
experts at mis handling the truth that
our old friend Ananias is in grea-
danger of losin-s; hts reputation.
Some of the officials of the depart
ment of mines in the province of
Alberta have been acting in a manner
which would lead one to believe that
they were appointed to their official
positions to serve the interests of the
operators only. One of these officials
made a trip through the Pass and had
an interview with several of the
firebosses. ' These firebosses are in
most instances at present studying
for their second class papers. -During
the interview the firebosses were told
that if by a definite date they were not
at work permits would be issued to
other men to take their places. This
matter will be brought to the floor Qf
the house at the next sitting of the
legislature and when y th\. present
party in power goes to the country
they will no doubt have some excuse
framed up showing us that such
actions oh part of these officials was
necessary for the wellbeing of *$he
men who recommended them for
their present positions.
-—— O— :—
DO THEY SEE?   ,,.
Judge Elbert H. Uary, Chairman of
the Board ot Directors of the United
States Steel Corporation, made a
speech in (February, 1912, in which he
was reported by the newspapers as
saying that the conditions In the United States at that time were similar to
those preceding the French Revolution. Replying to a question as -to his
exact language on this occasion Judge
Gary wrote, (February 17, 1912):
"What I said, in brief substance,
was that there is a feeling of unrest
throughout the world; that It must be
admitted there is at times and places
cause for the feeling; that it behooves
those in charge of large interests and
In the possession of wealth and influence, to personally become actively interested in improving conditions; that
this is good morals and good policy;
that all of us must admit we had
committed errors and had been negligent,, and therefore, the wise and
fair thing was to recognize our faults
and improve our methods."
Judge Gary was going too far In making such statements. The situation in
tbe world seemed too stable and too
secure to justify any such gloomy predictions. The events of the past six
years have demonstrated that Judge
Gary was a wise prophet. Like many
of the other leaders of American industrial life tbe Judge sees the forces
that are at work in the world. He
realises that changes are coming in
social organization, and as a wise man,
he Is prepared to make the best of
these changes.
Prophecy Ib dangerous. Theorising
often produces wlerd arid Improbable
results; But there ls a type of vision
represented by men like Judge Uary
that is imperatively needed in the
United Statei at the present moment.
It the master class in America could
realise, as the workera are beginning
to realise, that the United States must
go through the same process or industrial and social development that is
taking place tn Europe, the inevitable
changes could be made with less disturbance and with far greater constructive advantages than will result
from the present short-sighted, dog in
the manger policy so generally adopt-
ed and applauded by the American
ruling class.—Scott Nearing.
Copyright by
Frank A. Muneey Co.
otraoa srooa in deep tnougnt ror a
moment   Presently he looked up.
"Of course, Hanson, Mr. Baynes Is
my guest," he said, a grim twinkle In
bla eye. "Really 1 cannot accuse him
of planning to run away with Meriem
on the evidence tbat we have, and as
be is my guest 1 should hate to be so
discourteous as to ask him to leave.
But If I recall bis words correctly it
seema to me that be bas spoken of returning home, and 1 am sure that both-
big would delight blm more than going
north with yon. Tou say you start to.
morrow? I think Mr. Baynes will ao*
company you.
"Drop over In the morning, If yon
please, and now good night, and thank
you for keeping a watchful eye on
Hanson hid a grin as bo turned and
sought bis saddle. Bwana stepped
from the veranda to his study, whero
he found the Hon. Morison pacing back
and forth, evidently very ill at ease.
"Baynes," said Bwana, coming directly to the point, "Hanson is leaving
for tbe north tomorrow. He has taken
a great fancy to you and Just asked
me to say to you that he'd be glad to
bave you accompany bim. Good night,
Baynes!"      '
At Bwana's suggestion Meriem kept
to her room the following morning until after tbe Hon. Morison Baynes bad
departed. Hanson bad come for bim
early—in fact, be bad remained all
night with the foreman, Jervis, that
they might get an early start
Tbe farewell exchanges between the
Hon. Morison and bis host were of tbe
most formal type, and when at last
the goest rode sway Bwana breathed
a sigh of relief. It bad been an unpleasant duty, and be was glad tbat
lt was over, but be did not regret hia
Ho did not mention the subject again
to Meriem, and in this he made a mistake, for the young girl, while realizing the debt of gratitude she owed  	
Fergus Falls, Minnesota, was demot
ished by a tornado on Sunday evening
last There was a death list of sixty
and hundreds were Injured. A noarby
summer resort, 1-ake Alice, was also
destroyed and many ot tho cotages
l.lt.wn into the lake
and sensitive, so that Bwana's action
tn sending Baynes away and giving her
no opportunity to explain or defend hurt
and mortified ber. Also it did much
toward making a martyr of Baynes in
her eyes and arousing tn ber breast a
keen feeling of loyalty toward htm.
rats raera.   an reu in behind the pair.
gllowing them to Hanson's camp.
ere the Hon, Morison penned a brief
note, which Hanson gave Into the
keeping of one of his boys, who "started off forthwith with it toward the
sooth. Ont of curiosity Korak remained in the vicinity of the camp.
Baynes was restless, pacing back
and forth beneath the trees wben be
should have been resting against the
forced marches of tbe coming flight
Hanson lay tn his hammock and smoked. They spoke but little. Korak lay
stretched upon a branch among tbe
dense foliage above tbem.
"In tbe garden beside tbe bungalow
Meriem wandered thoughtfully in tbe
moonlight She still smarted from
Bwana's, to ber. unjust treatment of
the Hon. Morison Baynes.
Meriem loved them botb and was
grateful to them for all that tbey had
done for ber, tint deep ln her heart
surged the savage love of liberty that
ber years of untrammeled freedom In
tbe jungle bad made part and parcel of
8ounds of Their Passage Cams to the
Ears of Another Jungle Wayfarer.
ber being.   Now, for the first time
since she had come to them, Meriem
Show Nlffhtly
Friday at 7 o Clock
Oon.t   forset    time
One   Show Mightly
feA Saturday 7 o clock
Matinee at Z16 p.m.
The Management
D. W. Griffith's
Morison and Hanson.
AS Hanson and Baynes rode toward
tbe former's camp tbe Englishman maintained a morose silence. Tbe'Otber was attempting to
formulate an opening tbat would lead
naturally iio tbe proposition be bad tn
mind. He rode a neck behind bis companion, grinning as be noted the sullen
scowl upon tbe other's patrician face.
"Rather rough on you, wasn't ber
be ventured at Inst. Jerking bis bead
back hi tbe direction of the bungalow
as Baynes turned his eyes upon blm at
tbe remark.
"He thinks a lot or tbe girl," continued Hanson, "and don't want nobody
to marry ber and take ber away. But
It looks to me nn though be was doin'
ber more burnt tban good In seudln*
yoo awsy. She ought to marry some
time, and abe coetdnU do better than a
flno young gentloman llko you."
Baynes. wbo bad at first felt Inclined
to take offense at tbe mention of his
private affairs by tbls common fellow,
waa molllflod by Hanson's final remark
and Immediately commenced to see lu
blm a man of discrimination.
"He's a darned bounder," grumbled
the Hon. Morison. "but I'll get even
with blm. He may be tbe whole thing
in central Africa, but I'm ss big as be
Is In London, and be'U And It out when
be comes borne."
"If I was you," ssld Hsnson, "I
wouldn't let any man keep me from
gettln' tbe girl I want Uotwwu you
and mo 1 ain't got no use for blm et*
ther, and If I can belp yoa any, why,
just call on me."
"It's migbty good of yoo, nsnson,"
replied Daynes, warming up a bit "but
what Mn a fellow do bar* In tbls Ood
forsaken bole?"
"I know wbat I'd do."* said Hanson.
"I'd take tbo girl along wttb me. If
she lores you she'll go, all right"
"It can't be done." tald Raynea. "tin
bosses this whole blooming country for
milts around.   He'd be sure to catch
"No, bo wouldn't', not with mo ran*
nlng things," said Hanson. "I've been
trading and banting hers for ten years,
snd I know ss moeh about the -ttmntry
s* ba does. If yoo want to tak* tha
girl akxvg I'll bttn yen, and lit gnat*
sntee tbat ther* won't nobody enteb
op witn on before wo reach tbe coast.
"i'ii Uii jut,   ,,..**.-J nit  tttiim iomi *
note, and I'll got It tolm by my betd
man. Ask bet to meet yoo to say
goodby. ■keweatreftsetket. la UM
meantime wt caa bo noria' eamp a
ttttte farther worth nit ttm ttrnt* mid
Bwana and My Dear.
Like a caged tigress the girl paced
the* length of the lnclosuro. Once she
paused near tbe outer fence, ber head
upou one side, listening to the pad of
naked human feet just beyond the garden. Tbe sound was not repeated.
Then she resumed ber rustless walk*
Ing. Down to tbe opposite end of the
garden sbe passed, turned and retraced
her steps toward tbe upper end. Upon
tbe sward near the bushes tbat bid the
fence, full ln the glare of the moonlight lay a white envelope that bad
not been there when sbe bad turned
almost upon the vary spot a moment
Meriem stopped short tn ber tracks,
listening again sod sniffing-more then
ever the tigress-alert ready. Beyond
tbe bushes a naked black runner squatted, peering through tbo foliage. Ho
saw ber take a step closer to tbe letter.
8be bed seen It  He rose quietly and,  ,      . .. . ,   .,
following tbe sbsdows of the hushes .'J*0***J™*JB ,thf c°?,,tlton ba*
tbst ran down to tbo corral was soon *"<* ** cbmab mla* w|rh tomV <>«
gone from sight
text nanaoeu noma, strong^ efK*-
rfenj. And tben tbe conversation was
over, and the man took the girl fn his
arms again to kiss her goodby. •
She turned and rode toward tho
point from which sbe bad come. n»
man sat bis horse watching her. At
tbe edge of the jungle she turned to
wave blm a final farewell.
"Tonight!" she cried, throwing baek
her head as she called tbe words to
him across the Uttle distance which
separated them—throwing back her
bead and revealing ber face for tho
flrat time to the eyes of the Killer ia
tbe tree above.
Korak started as though pierced
through the heart with an arrow. Be
trembled and shook like a leaf. Ha
closed bis eyes, pressing hts palms
across them, and then be opened them
again and looked.
But the girl was gone. Only tho
waving foliage ot the juagle's rim
marked where she bad disappeared.
It was impossible! It could not ba
true! And yet witb hia own eyes ha
bad seen his Meriem—older a little,
with figure more rounded by nearer
maturity, and subtly changed tn other
ways; more beautiful tban ever, yet
still his little Meriem. Yes, be had
seen the dead alive again; be bad seen
his Meriem ln tbe flesh. She lived!
Sbe bad not died!
He had seen ber—be bad seen his
Meriem—ln the arms of another man!
And tbat man sat below bim new within easy reach.
Korak the Killer fondled his heavy
spear. He played with the grass rope
dangling from his gee string. He
stroked the bunting knife at his hip.
'And the man beneath him called to bis
drowsy guide, bent the rein to his pony's neck and moved off toward the
Still sat Korak the Killer sloao
among the trees. Now bis hands hung
Idly at his sides. His weapons and
wbat be had intended were forgotten
for the moment   Korak was thinking.
He bad noted that subtle change ta
Meriem. When last be bad seen ber
she bad been bis little, half naked
Manganl—wild, savage and uncouth.
Sbe bad not seemed uncouth to him
then! But now, in tbe change that had
come over ber, be knew tbat such she
had been, yet no more uncouth than
be, and he was still uncouth.
In ber had taken place the change.
In her be bad just seen a sweet and
lovely flower of refinement and civilization, and he shuddered as he recalled
the fate that be himself had planned
for hereto be the mate of an ape man,
bis mate, in the savage Jungle.
His Meriem loved another! For a
long time he let tbnt awful truttrsbfc
deep, and from It he tried to reason
out bis future plan of action. In his
heart was a great desire to follow tha
man and slay hlm.butthar^rogftlnhbi
consciousness „ the thought "she loves
Conld he slay tbe creature Meriem
loved? Sadly be shook hts head. No,
he conld not
Then came a partial decision to follow Meriem and speak with her. He
half started and then was ashamed.
He, the son of a British peer, had thus
thrown away his life, bad thus degraded himself to tbe level of a beast so
that be was ashamed to go to tho woman be loved and lay his love at her
feet He was ashamed to go to tha
little Arab maid wbo bad been his Jangle playmate. For wbat bad ho to offer her?
For years circumstances hsd prevented a return to bis father and mothor,
and st last pride bad stepped In ani
expunged from bis mind tbe last vestige of any intention to return. In a
qplrit or boyish adventure ha hsd cast
his lot with the jungle ape.  Tlie kill-
Meriem's trained ears beard his
every move. Sbe msde bo sttempt to
seek closer knowledge of bis Identity.
Already sbe bad guessed tbst he wss
a messenger from tbe Hon. Morison.
Sbe stooped snd picked op the enveW
ope. Tearing tt open, she read tho contents easily by the moon's brilliant
It was, as sits hsd guessed, from
I cannot go without seeing you again.
Como to th* clearing early tomorrow
morning and say goodby to ma. Come
Tbere was a little more-words tbat
made ber beart beat faster snd s happy ffu«h mount Iif r plirpk.
It was still dark wben tho Hon,
Morison Baynos set forth for tho tryst-
lng place. lie insisted upon having a
guide, saying tbat ho was not sure that
he could flud bla way buck to tbe llttli
As a matter of fact, the thought of
thst lonely ride through tbo darkness
beforo tbe sun no* hnd U*ii too much
for bis courage, snd be craved company.
A black, therefore, preceded blm on
foot. B-pIiIihI snd al*ovo lilm crime Korak, whom tbe nolw In .the ramp bad
It wns II o'clock beforo Baynen dri»w
rein In tbe clearing, Meriem hsd not
ye* arrived. The blsek lay down to
rout Haynes lolled In bis saddle, Ko-
rsk stretched himself enmfortably upon
n lofty limb, wIumij lie eould watch
thone beneath blm without being seen.
An hour passed. Haynes gave ori-
dene* nf nerrnmmi*** Kor*-* tm«» *»*■
ready guessed tbst tbe young fbigtlsb.
uuu (ua noma ionm tu uitttx auoiuer.
Vreeeully thn wuud of au approach*
tog bene earn* tt* Komb't rem lie-
Hum was coming. Sba bad almost
reached tho clearing before ttsyaos
tteee-me  nwnr*  nt lit*,  o.tt.rint'ti   wol
the law and driven blm deeper bite the
wilds. Tbe rebuffs that be bsd met
with at tbe bauds of men, both black
and white, bad had tbelr effect upon
his mind while it was yet In a forma-
' tlve state and easily Influenced.
Meriem was not for hlra-not for tbo
savsge spa No, sbe wos not for blm,
bat be still was hers.   If be could net
by the day
Wm. Robson
Teacher of
Piano and Organ
Theory, Harmony, Counterpoint,
Transposition, Composition,
Kootenay Granite and Monumental Co,
P.O. Box 865 Nelson, B. C
The only Monumental Works In  tba
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
A. McFegan,
Secretary Local Union No. 1064
Piano Tuning—Jf your piano needs
tuning send a note to Box 498, Fernlo
and I will call and do the work for
you at a reasonable eost L.  O.
Solicitor for District 18, U. M.
W. of A.
MacDonald Block
Lethbridge, AIU.
WIU meet regularly
overy Tuesday ovoo-
tag at 8 o'clock.
Visiting members
cordially welcome.
W. Pennington, Alfred Bsker,
C. C. K. H. S.
|Dr. W. H. Pickering
Bank of Hamilton Bldg. .Opposite
Suddaby's Drug Store
Phone 188
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Special Prices
Reserved Section 35c
\foo mr msl* arranitflMntt with bm tbm as be looked np tlw foliate part,
j to te in r»dy oa a eertatt Mtfet TOb  od to tbo bead and sboalder* ot bm
■nd Menem roda Into flow.
Rush Seats
btr It! moet btr tbt*, obOn yet watt
for oa la csmp. TbstTl be better, for
I knew tfee reentry mttl sod eta norm
It quicker thsn too. Joo esa tak*
cfearge ot tke eafsrf ead ke sse?W
stent slow toward tbt nortft, aad tke
0ft aad ITI eatefc ap to yea."
Tba lialatKa of tlm U*»n tide to Qaa*
omo ■ettkerty samp wsa sseie ki bb
Btyuts s-perrfd to meet btr.
Korak looted searcblngly down apea
kor, msntally anstbemstlsinf tke bread
krtmmed kst tbs} bid ktr tentnrea ttom
his eyea. tbe was abreast tbn BogUsb-
leys! tetkeetkefb
Ae tkef i«de tkraegk tke weed tke
anwrnbaot Votkt -
te tke onset
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Kara* saw tbe msa take both ker
Be sew tke sssns tne* etmtonm fer
e ■sssswt twseetb tke same brood kite
tkat kM tke gWs.
ffhee ke leaked agate ibny ke|
trawa evert ead war* cantoning ou.
Kerik rootd see tke wm tn-
It was Mfasltj'evtteet
ttmt tbn girt eras Holding back. Thsrs
•too aeltf ef kef gesteiee, ted tke
WM f^ ■m^l^Jk mJm^m^ ib^^^^mtk tumtoi j^^y^A tmm
w wm wMni «HV IWM1 Pf oHmm wy
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There Ma Lay Until Lsie Afternoon.
havt ner and bspplneas, be would at
leant do all that Iny In bis powor tt
assure bspplneas to ber. Ho would follow tbe young tinxiisbmsn. In tbe flrst
placo, bt would know tbat be meant
Meriem uo burin, mid alter that, tlaiuvb
Jealousy wroncbed til* beart. bo would
witcb over the man Murleiu (mimI for
Meriem's sake.
And so It earn* tbat a row minutes
afl#r tha Hon llorluon IUj-d^ rut-nt-d
tbo csmp to lw greeted hy llammn.
Korak slipped nul-rlo»«ly Uitu ■ i.r.ir-
by trea, Tbere be lay until late atlor-
noon, and still the young I'uplliilminii
made no move to lent* tamp, Korak
wondered If Merloni were ctinjiw: then*.
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nny other aneinii-rr nf ibe contpttty tttaa
tb* y*ttftg P,ri0**.imm»,
■VnrmAlnr* t'otnmn-m!,* Finn*.
bumb-tttr of about IMo, known as tbo
Red linn legion, iho campo** tho
tnslllary fore** Attarhcd to tho Ilritlsh armlm In North Rumta, nnd wbo
wtre *rw*ntly causing trouble, aro
commanded by a Canadian colonel,
whose powerful iw-monalliy and
:*,.'uu* mil luvv ...if. ,'..iit »nroll-
mont built tbem up into a disciplined
in«l VBlM.iMf Imtty ot troop* Thoy
hart- th* ir own native -nfftfer*, wbo In
torn nre controlled by British ottieern
ftn tbo rolon^l's staff.
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Results secured during the past year re-affirm the position of the Sun Life of Canada as
the largest life assurance organization of the Dominion.
Fair-dealing and progressive business methods have given it leadership in annual New
Business, Total Business in Force, Assets, Surplus Earnings, Net Surplus, Total
Income, Premium Income and Payments to Policyholders.
M. Afl&StNER
The round trip fare from Fernie to
the Calgary exhibition, June 28 to July
5 will be % 10.70.
—Tom Cole, one time of Ayrshire,
latterly of the Government building
staff in Fernie, left this week for
Victoria where be will hereafter reside.. He has a position in the Controller General's departmenn.
—The eight cases against hotel proprietors and bartenders charged with
violation of the Prohibition Aet were
up before Magistrate Whimster on
Monday and Tuesday and all were
found guilty as charged. The magis-
itrate reserved passing of sentences until after the first of July holiday, setting the date for July 2nd.
—-Dr. and Mrs, Anderson, who bave
ben at the front since the beginning
of the war, are expected home in a few
days. Or. Anderson was severely gassed a few days before the signing of
the armistice but has recovered. Both
the doctor and iMrs. Anderson have
won distinction in the service, tbe
former having been decorated with the
crosa de guerr by the French government and both of them are recipients
of decorations from the British government.
—Pernio base ball teiam loses Quil-
man who goes to Wycliffe aud will be
pitching against Fernie on July 1st.
Wycliffe must be a real good ball
town: $20 a day and expenses for one
day looks good to a south paw.
:—G. A. Bonnalie, manager of the
Canadian Bank of Commerce in Fernie
is off on a three weeks holiday which
he is spending with Mrs. Bonnallie at
the coast. Mr. Bonnallie was for a
time a resident on Vancouver Island
and his idea of an ideal existence is
a small fruit and poultry ranch within reach of the balmy breezes from
the Pacific and far removed from all
the pestiferous patrons who make a
bank manager's life a nightmare, if
a bank manager's absence would only
prevent paper from "faling dae" all
would unite in granting them frequent
and lengthy vacations.
—Deputy Inspector Owen, of the
provincial police, is being transferred from Fernie to Vancouver Mr.
Owen is the dean of the service and
knows the province from its northern extremity tq the U.S. border and
from the coast inward to the Alberta
line. It is not supposed that a police-
aian should be popular but now and
then there is a whole souled man on
the force who wins many friends and
it is in such class that the deputy
inspector beloags.
—The forest fire has again made
Its appearance in various places in the
valley during the past we-ck.   The fire
which so seriously threatened the town ■ notlC(. wi], bp „!vpn ^fUn.
of Natal is being checked by the most j ^ has been he,d '^..^ner
welcome rain.   A lire tools
—The City Clerk has sent per registered mail to all persons whose property is liable to be sold for taxes, a
notice to that effect and stating the
amount required to be paid to save
tho property from being sold. Recent legislation as regards Tax Sales
should be carefully noted by all who
are interested as It is no longer necessary to advertise tho list of properties to be sold in the Gazette and
in the local Press as was done in lorm-
er years. The notice ab^ve mentioned which has already been sent per
registered mail to all who own property or have a registered interest
In property liable to be sold for taxes,
is the only notice which is legally
necessary and no further notice will
be1 given. The lax sale .will be held
on Tuesday. Sept. 30th and a tax sale
will be held every year in future on or
about the same da!? as this has now
beea Made compulsory by the legis-
lrtion recently passed. In future the
on!;.- notice of tlM Ta:: sale will be on
-r.e annual tax ro-icc nnd no   other
the tax
of   th-.
To The District Ledger:
Owing to the verdict in the Christophers vs Wallace case I feel it incumbent on me to make a statement
with regard to my position as a witness for the plaintiff Christophers.
I made a sworn statement which
was corroborated by another witness
and which was denied by the defendant Wallace, Now, either I or the
defendant Wallace was guilty of pfer-
jury and in order that the public, or
the miners of the community, may-
understand the case (for they are
most interested) especially ln the
question of credibility, it is enough
for me to say that any part or all of
my life is open for Inspection.
I have never been plaintiff or defendant in any court case in my life
and only in two Instances have I been
a witness. I have never been garnis-
fteed for debt Of course I am no
paragon of virtue; probably l have
only been fortunate; but In common
* ith other mortals resent any so-
called for insinuation. There are a
lot of things I would like to see published only the -Supreme Court of
British Columbia forbjds.
So then, >Mr. Bditor, there is only
one way that I know of to refute the
vile imputation qf Mr. Herchmer,
council for the defendant, made, of
course, under the protection of court
procedure, and that is to give thes defendant, his counsel and the Crow's
Nest Pass Coal Company's official .Mr.
Young, wh^se name was brought iuto
the procedings, an opportunity to meet
me on the platform of the Grand
Theatre at any time they may see ht.
The public can tben judgo between
these men and myself The local organization is willing to let us have the
use bf the Grand Theatre any Sunday
evening. This, I am sure, will furnish considerable amusement berause
we may have an .opportunity to euy a
good deal thai may be. unprintable
but which would ho considerably
more tban hypothetical.
Trusting that .Messrs. Herchmer,
Wallace,.Young, ot al.v.ill givo me the
pleasure 1 will no.v say a few words
To Tho District Ledger:
We wish, through the medium
of your paper, to convey by the most
effective means (Labor Press) to the
workers of Winnipeg our admiration
for the splendid fight they are makiHg
on Labor's behalf throughout the Dominion of Canada.
At a Mass-iMeeting of -Bellevue Local Uuion held June 'i'i, we felt something ought to be done at least ex-
Press our sentiment on the matter. Of
course we could have wired Premier
Borden and 'our member, Mr. Shaw,
protesting against the Government's
action, but what avail! However, we
concluded to wire our admiration of
tbe stand of the workers. Also
through th© Labor Press we call on
our fellow workers to protest in the
most effective manner , (by laying
down tools) until a constitutional
trial is granted our Comrades now
languishing in Jail for Oaring to
raise their voices, and direct the
course of labor along any path that
leads to a greater portion of the
wealth we produce.
Yours in the scrap.
NOTICE is hereby given that no
milk may be sold within the City limits of the (Municipality of the City ot
Fernie unless and until a permit for
such sale has been obtained from Dr.
D. Corsan Medical Health Officer and
no licence will be Issued by me In
future for such sale until a permit
from the Medical Health Offlcer is
Kindly govern yourself accordingly.
City Clerk
Dominion Day Celebration
 Tuesday, July 1
Barrister. Etc.
Don't bother with coal fires as the days
Iirow warmer
Open Events
Runing and Jumping
Baseball and Football Tournament
Horse Racing
General Amusements to
$1500 in prizes
No. 1 Tamarack $3.00 per rick
For full particulars write to
G Spence, Sec'y
Also big stock of good summer wood
Phone No. 69 Fernie
Fernie, on the west side of the river a
few days ago but prompt and effective-
action by the Forest department, aided
by provincial and mounted police with
a, strong force of volunteers has put
il under control.
'fplWeriyrflai one 3>%ir in which to redeem and if lie failo to redeem within
the year a certificate of Indefeasible
title will be'issued to the purchaser
without any further proceeding!; on
his part.
on nre method's of choosing a Jury in
this glorious province of ihe King';.;
G. W. V. A. AND MICHEL PLAY A |    Austin struck out; Winters went to
DRAW GAME second base on a wild throw to flrst
and later scored. A. Dunlap went out
The football game on Wednesday
evening between the Vets and Michel
ended in ajlraw. It was by fer the best
game of the season and the fans were
treated to some real football, it would
not be fair to pick ou,t any one player
and call him a star for oach one played his^ead off to win. Wo would like,
however to mention that man Sawyer
who in goal for the Vets saved two
V.oals in a "'manner that would have
brought credit to any'big leapucr that
ever stepped between the sticks,
'Although'the Vets did bavo 02c 0"
twQ_niitsidfa-ptnypra an-tJie4is-tifl«-api-
at ftrst. Spence got third on Cotton's
fly to right field and scored, B. Wllso.i
got to flrst on a muffed ball. R. Colton
made flrst but Hovan went out on a
high fly to Halko.
In the first ef the second L. Krall
struck out. Winters got to third on a
god liner to right. Drpmmond went out
at flrst and Scales sent a fly to Wilson,
ending the flrst of the innings.
Wilson went out at flrst. ditto, Austin
Winter was presented with a base on
balls  and  Dunlap failed to  connect
Saturday Matinee 2.30.   Saturday Wights First Show at 7
Friday Ac Saturday June 27 thi and 28
Unusual swiming, diving and dancing achievements feature this big six act production, Louise Lovely, Jack Mulhall
and Carmel Myers are featured in the cast of one thousand-
Monday St Tuesday June 30 £fe July 1
"AN AMERICAN LIVE WIRE"   - Five Part Vitagraph
Truil   lll'hl. :-**'
In the third Wing was put out at
first by a throw from Dunlap; Tortorll
—Colonel   F.U.   Denison, the   lirst
United States consul to be appointed j ^m^  a(
to that position In Kc-rnio, and Mrs.! v-.,',.,js fj,P
Kor thn Domlrlon Day celebration
l>;irado will a ist-nibit? at 'tho ('.I'll,
1.1 aud  will move «lf to-
chols at fl:S'>,   The miIiooI
Donnisou. urrlred in town Wednesday
morning on thf*ir return trip from
Portland, Oregon, when.' they havo
been Kpendinsr n (lr-lishi;Vl vacation
with their dauRbter and son-in-law, Mr
and -Mrft Krank Dav l.u Th-? Denlsons
wero the guests of the Mott family. ■
and woro kopt 1m\v hhukin;? hatniK
With their seort'K *->f i'rii'Urt.s In town.
Col Diniison it', ji'v.v mnsti! ssl Prescott, Ontario, wlii'iue h" was traa.v
Cored from I'Vrnle r-omo live yar.-s ap.«.
They left on Thursday mornin*.
'•children will jo!:> the paraii,' whmi h
ry.ii-ht'r the school block on Victoria
/vcnu« and will ro back t<i t.lit« uchrtol.-
wIhto then'! will ho brief atlilroKW,
hv Mayor Uphill and A.I.Fisher. M.I'.P*
The puiiftf and PiKir;,-? will coiimKrUC"
at 11:S0 in tlu> t'isy Park, It will In
children';' day s>t !<Vrnii> and '..hi' pro
cmls will bf for t!'c fnnd'tn jirov'rt"
Hiltiil.lf r.-crcallori pronnds* for tin*
yonm: fi;!'.;". Kvrr.v unto *<iwnc:- |;. <■•*:■
rceti'i]   Jo di". tmili*  hii-i   rar and  h<-l;i
Michel showed good sporting spirit and
carried on.. .iMichel must admit that
dominions. This surely ought to opon j they have had things pretty much their j-j; ^a fly to gpence on second and A.
tba eyes of the workers jind make j own way in this league and there was)Krall was stopped at flrst by aground
bim determined to Keep clear of th'- j not much harm done by giving them j er which Spence scooped up and sent
eou(rt- n* , the lirst. real game of the season. -to flrst.
,n?'?aP,' f4 '! (k°' '*' R C'   •Stattttrs|    If anybody had a shade the better i    Spence went to bat mnking a two
1J,.., Act mating to juries, Part    11. |of iu „1e Ve(3 ,,i(, most Qf the prC(3S|,lg j base hit and scored. C. Colton went to
S: "• but couldn't get through fur tbe couat. -first on a fly to center field; H.Wilson
was put out at first, ditto R, Colton and
Wednesday' Thursday July Z and 3rd
A Smashing: Fighting Ta e of UU in The Ro3kyM ^ugiaigj^
j Madame Petrova in "The Panther Woman"
I Charlie Chaplin in ".Work"
— A..»rry jtrt'tly w.'<Mim; loo If
nt thi" lT«l'"d Hi*:rch • u \V-,]n> ; ;'
tiTuoon when Mi;.; Sarah l.an
anil Mr., Krnr,-,!, !>. War.),
tills wine libit, i! in nmrr,*«:
UflHoW  }ii>rl'<>r;i!i*i!   Mn-  f-Ti-H).".'
Iiralo wan a',>'.i*.i'1 b> lirr i;ist-
AH-rci l,*riii'-.i*'t*"»'. vr. ;-'*;i!i!iv  \Y
ins an Iw-t m.i:-.-.   '*■ i„* Ur'„h  -
nway by !cr   b";,iin r.    Mr
Ijiiicastcr,    A lari*'" i.tiuvi! i
n?>d r !.»t;v *   ■,■,-■■■    i i- .   :.'. .'
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relld«ri*il lli*« \i'!-.:i!i.i;.; la-il'i
mnt*l )ii,'«<ti/ii"al way Th.*
mipp'-r vi-ii>* in-'-' i*?* '.to* !.u.'
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frimids • :it (!->'.'. i: l<« a. ■ :<S mi
The happs- cc:;!'?.' i.*t,.-',. ,',\ ii'
liflll  and   u,*'-;*',l *-i*, -.'<*■
on   Fridav   <,j,.r;:.n:v  ♦( r  •iif
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f ,*•'.:: k atsil coinjii tit !'.ti •
rnvraui aiid 11>«-J'-* ', * h ;■>').'
of jirizus.
"In each* county    ibore    shall    he
Seleetors   of Jurors    whose   duty ir
shall be to select from the last,   revised ri?»1;'*ii'r,s of voi-rfr for electcra!
districts embraced In Ihe Comity the
requisite number cf per^ond reside::: j
in said county to serve on Ora ml or!
I'cllt juries for next Hueeeedlng yeur. j
"Hie. IL'. (Ci .Vox- the Suyrcrne Cunr. ;
of Fen:!i> ro i-crve as i.Jrand ,luror» "..'.
\ iV*i!'-. ,'hiror.s   !,".'!   and   ;lie   H-i.', uo-.** i
! shall iii- th" lt'!;islrar, Oovcrr.mer.r .V-» ]
j i-*i..si-(ir and  Coiiector ;*ml .-*icll other i
Ili.Tiun-: -,i*-, thc Lieutenant-Governor in ■
* CinilH-;! ,-li-iil apiHihit. ' '
j    'I'hi'i   wi!   ."'!Hr,v   iho   v."Di'**'''-r   win' '*
l'li.' I'liiJ.-.r wi hi?- o-,.'»i  i >:'■'!: a    ".•■' ",
.;a I-i !:.!:' of !'i li'ict t„v, I'. M. W. **\
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,   b;v.-   i*:    -llli oviposit-,-  Iji'iH
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| While it was about -tue only same
| this season'in whieh tba faun g.-t a
li'tm for their money tlieir ia no rent-.ein
I why we should not get together and
I have another.
These two team* will meet again oa
'lut'Hday, July !,;(, for the prUe. money and :he game shoahl prove the bi>?
uUraelion oi thf i\;:y. .\i:y !'ati \ ■;«',■
dvioi iv;.'! -'-I' tiua tun: ."V'.nt will miss
tlii. time of'h'.s H1'**'.   Nu'' •-'-.■it
Tlie ball «a!'i<t b;tv,ei'ti the lil.l
ThiuTS and Hie !•". A. A. C ^eaiii.-*
Ttii :.,day <'-vr ni.ii, w;u ;a.c o( the iiii.*\
)*■*,.,•;- ,*-'(vr t;at"* .■ i." :',,- • .* es 'lie
lire up of Ihe Old 'i'i,i'i"rs Hiu-.i
tiu'i.'i- or lour of I hi) uv.eiar u
|iia.,', ihe n-niaimlvr uS Mo* nitc
l»li 'i-npr. Th- rc'ii'f ■•'■ind iv,'
tdiir if iavor ef the !■*. A.. A. ('.
i hi. i;i'.!n| intn ;•: of the old Tiit'i-r*
h *»* l-iti :\ }.<:f'\ :u Mt ji.tinj' |>>ayi-rs
rf Mi- other (vHtri*. and  haa r<"*i!'nl
i  >rft
ire. Z^'!r'^"i,k*33i?^2l?£!F"5ilI*r
w._jusi «£;*-ia ayalwxiij ijdjl ;?icittiKii
Hovan, ** i
In tbo fourth Hnlko went out -tit*
first: Esterbrook struck ont; h. Krall]
sent a fly out to center Held: Drum-j
mond Rot to Ural on a liner to center ■
■but Winters was out nt .first. j
When Kernie went lo bat Wilson i
■struck a hI«h one to right field which I
struck out nnd Winters did not rea 'h ;
In the fifth Scales! went out nt first;
Wins; Hew to 11. Colton on tirr.t and
TortorilH Bent a ball to Wlreern: Dipt
Inn was out nt lirst; .spence made an
other tally; (.'. Colton was stooiied rt
(fi(ht;   ti,   \Vil'*:nii (rot  awav to a  {fwel
d be j mart cr.d  was hrotubt ho>ne on   u
■ in iii'
The United Church
Rev. C. E, Bat eolcl. Pastor
J. Whitehouse, OrKn.ui.st
Services, Sunday, June 2911919
».30a.m. "FREEJDOM"
7.30 p.m.        Special service for the Masonic  Order
2-13 P-m. Satotoath School
A Corelinl InvitHtioiito Ail
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vim Ktrii-rt: out,
Krai! '.vent oil? at first in ih«* flr-,f
of th- Rivth or> n lif-mUful 'Jiv to
.Wilson. II»H'« v:<',\' dev.-n t« lir.-l a"1
scored on Krail's Kroimder to eetit.-'
tle'd: K'r.'.t! tc(if.*-t vh1!' Itntnaniinl
w,ih ftt bat but Winter* struck out
Wilf<m rtrite'; mn: An-'ftt ret r< p.^o,*
r!tvrt aid seiired. Wintiirii toitU* n sr« ■ ■•'
star* Ini' I>iinln|> nm! -Spenw h-eh
tniifil lo reirh drsf
In  fhe  flr?>t nf the  •
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all tn
th"  r
It* Colton at lirst a»,t Tfu,
i elf.Ti pnt f,-j first oi ■>. !
b-r field f.nd ti.-urH;   I'i'f
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U'iiiton roi 'o flr*t lm» An*Mm ftrntU'd ,
the air.
In the flr«? of lb,"* e'ehth the Xt'eh*-!
tictvd v. dVi> nn cul i"'ni*.*-"l (he t'i r it"
1,'itn to i-otno ooi t,t fh«-!r ilrwtmi. A
Krwll »»t»r«'d tbf> fntv with a ntir IfaV <>
frV'%    :]  .'"!."*,   V.*. t-erlifou*  t   .(  hn. !"■ ■
on ball* snd mlded a **or*', !.. K«"ttl
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If the Manufacturer, Wholesaler, and Retailer arc to add to the increased wage cost, their
usual ppf cert; gf* vf profit, and ccniptl you to
buy back the commodities you produce with
with three scale* nf crxcess-Prcfit added?
Protect Wage Values
by organizing Co-operative distribution and ultimately Co-opcHLtivc production of the merchandise tor which your wages are exchanged.
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