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INDUSTRIAL    WORLD.
Vol.  2. No. -12.
ROSSLAND, B. C, MARCH ii. .goi
Price,  I-'ive Cents.
Issued Weekly in the Interests of Organized Labor.
Official Organ  of Rossland Trades & Labor Council, and Dislricl I'nion No. 6. W. F. M.
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HEAD TROUBLES
May be caused hy too much Xmas joy or other
things, lmt a box of
Russell's Headache Waters
will set matters right.     The most troublesome
heudache gives way to  its soothing  influence.       Especially good   for powder
smoke headache.     Sold only at
MORROW'S   DRUG   STORE
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• visit your best girl you should take a bi
fa of our line candy along.   :::;-::
t Cut Flowers
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fa We make all kinds of boquets and designs <£
to order.   Cut flowert always on hand. *w
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We carry
the largest
stock of
Children's
Shoes
In Rossland,
Prices run from 50c per
Pair np
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Council Proce .dings
MiBses Gbm Boots   $1.50
W. F. McNeill
Next door to Fostoftice.
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KeMPEY'S£
I Men's
;.;       Slothing
S   Boy's Clothing  $
A Children's   Olotliini
Men's nnd Boys'
Shoes and Underwear
Neckwear
The city council held ite regular
weekly session in the council chiimbcrs,
Tuesday evening.
An order was made providing lor two
new I'n.- alarm boxes.
A communication was received Irom
the cily carpenters' union, offering to
recommend .a good carpenter to take
charge of the city work in thai line if
euch was needed,
A communication from the secretary
of the carnival committee asking for a
grant of j35o to apply on debts contracted for the carnival, wat referred to th.
finance committee.
A request from the Mayor of Cumber-
Children's Gum boots 50c! !•"*••,ha* ■"••■» — *««w«W the lufferer*
in thc late terrible nunc accident In thai
city, was retpooded to   by a donatioo of
$100.
On recommendation of ibe board of
works, the sum of f _"> was paid 'oho
Stussi for the use ol his land for the extension ..{ Devil street. Mr. BtOMi in return to plat hia addition to the city in
conformity to that already platted, and
that he deed the title ot the street to
the city.
A letter front'11, n. Smith Curtis liked
that lhe council notify hl.n ol such matters as they iviahed bim to bring before
the legislature at il* present trttion,
pi.....i-i .'in do hi* l-e-t to fiirthrr tbe
inierceis ol the cily. Mayor Lalond.
a.it.tl h. would wtile Mr. Curtis wilh
reference to evil ariiiaa: from the platting
of additions without (he approval of Ihe
council.
Upon motion the 'file and light com-
mitt-re were initructcd to employ a competent man 11 ettl * nncwcll
fire rlarm .4ilr... n«*r la use ia the city
and -cport ae lo its eond.tiuu.
When the {council allowance by-law
came Uu, Alderman Hamilton moved
that thc remuneration nl Aldermen remain it belore. 93.*) per year. I
motion Wll ra.rird after which Ihe Inlaw as amended putted ite third and
final reading.
Thc finance committee were instructed lo meet tne II. C. Southern railway
people with reference to thc water right!
of Rock Creek, lhe latter being willing
to come to nu agreement with tbe city
in the matter. Aluerman Clute wai
appointed lo atiiit cily Solictor Abbott
in the caic, alter whlcb thc couoril adjourned.
INSTANTLY KILLED
Peter  Erlcson  Meets  Death   in
the Le Roi.
EMPLOYED AS A BLASTER
Wa*  Cleaning   Out  a   Hole for Reloading Wn.r* the Powder
Exploded.
i.niiy turn Imve many ir.ind* In
thi* uiKlti-r ol .ln-i-F, hut llic dilutee of fatbion nni-t lie contid-
cr...l. We make the clothe* you
want, correct in ilylc, ol tbe
limt material, and in a lanlileea
manner. There's real dittlnc*
tiveness in the garments we
make. 1 roi at... k ia ll.e largest
•ml lical «**nrtnl in the city.
Your   p.itn.11... e    ia   (olicitcil.
HEARD&SHOULTS
MERCHANT TAILORS,
Columbia Ave.      Next dool lo Empey's
X. B.—Cleaning and Repairing done
on abort notice
The Strand
The Most Elega and
Luxuriously • Fitted
Bar in Canada. : : .
A Fine   Lime ol the
Choicest Liquors &. Cigars
Uncon.t.li 1.. *-.
The ael passed by the Manitoba lef-
iililurc silts l»ii leesioti prohibiting the
public sale   ol   integrating   liquor*   in
that province, hat  hveo  declared  on
commotion*!  by  ibe  tapreme  coon.
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A Mackintoshes,
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H  - oil clothing,
ffl Trunks & Yalises
K EMPEY'S
THE BEST
FOOTWEAR
Is   none   too   good
for our patron-	
Hence    we     pnivide
only the	
II   BEST.
Fair Prices
Rule!
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Another .incident occurn-d on the 9oo-
foot level ..I the Le Roi nunc Tueiday
morning, at about live o'clock, at practically the Mine place in which Leon
Ilodlin losl hii lile two weeks ago. The
victim in tbit case wa* Peter Erlcson, •
who ha* been a resident ol Koaaland
•ince l&jB.
Thf reason ol the accidcot wt* the
explosion ol powder Id a hole and the
causes leading up toil, as near as can be
ascertained, are •• follow.:
Erlcson and hit partner |ohn Dahlia,
were employed at bla.tcr* on the .-no-
toot level. Tueiday night they were
proceeding wilh Iheir work at usual acl
had tlre.l a double round ol hole* in one
ol lhe ilopet. The holes did not break
propel li and the men began cleaning
lb. hole, preparatory to recharging
thri.i for .mother ,lm'. Hililu. lav nn a
pile ol dirt and commenced work nn
wh..! 11 known a*a "lilting" hole and
Erioion Iwgan on another hole jail above
Ihe nne h.e partner was at work upon.
In th. lait. I on..
...nimcal  which  it wa*  imp
Ericton 10 rrmoic wiih a scraper, 19 he
went onl  10 th*  ikafl and   seemed a
pinch bar.   Ilahlin mw  I rlevm come
j in with thc liar bm jo*t what wai done
witb il he it not certain, but  ll ii tnp-
I posed lli.it l.rl.ann ati-inptel  to drive
i the rock lo the  lollop ol the  hole eo
l!.«! he could insert the powder.   Il was
Ut then thc expiation occurred due 10
powder he iag beocSlh the jam ncl rork.
j Ericton wat blown tcvcrnl leet Iron, lh*
> bicatl and b.l body considerably mangled by the Dying   rork. bat, strange lo
mi  Ilahlin  escaped with   but a   al.ghl
•cratch npon h» head.
A* won »* potliblc Dahlln eer ired a
light li.» . lhe tbsll and immet.iiely
went back allci hi* paitnei. Ile t.und
him a* (Ictcribed, wilh lb. lile Hood
oniing Itom a hole in lh. bill brcatt.
1-HMtb rame almoit in.tanlls. Il.lp
w«t temaoned snd the remain, taken
to undertaking parlors.
Deceased  wat a married man aged
about 36 year*.   A wife and three email
rbil.lirn are led lo mourn hn *«d.leo
death,   llc  wat   a  memt-er   la  good
•landing In  th. Mlnett   Inlo...   nutlet
whoM au«pit*a*  the   loner il   VM  00B
doclcl Thni«<lai • ..ining   li*u.i  M
I'okm bill.
The hereat*.!  wife   and   f.tnily have
'he ent.ie community
in ll.c.t U.*a. Mr. I.rirton   bting knnen
a* an bom .a...  and bel.l...
■ by Iriendl and eo-w..*    •
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Y The International Correspondence Schools
V W Offers your choice ol 7f» Oiff.ri.nl toursrs ol Stud).
2.111,000  Bludintl and Graduates.     Teaching under 71 d flctent
Local OfTice:
CALL »KD SEI   Ml.
LALON DEIBLOCK.
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lay,   M.,r ii <>.   mot.
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lo attend.   Polls will
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8 p. 111.
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1    I   Wi . 1  n.i. Fin. Sec.
'. THE INDUSTKlAL WORLD
Labor's Battle.
The following is from Gen-
tral Master Workman Chamberlain's address to the
Knights of Labor:
Organized labor has long
been a clog upon the machinery of greed and a watch at
the home ol the wealth producer, whether he is in the
union or not. We believe that
in the near future a deadly
battle is to be fought between
organized capital and organized labor. It is to be a death
grapple by the united forces
of labor unions on the one
side and the united forces of
the money unions on the
other, and the highest court,
the bankers' union, the lawyers' union, the trust union
and the union of the professional politicians, the newspaper union, the ecclesiastical
union and the international
union of ancient snobbery,
backed by the armies and
navies of the world, will combine to overthrow organized
labor, that kicks and strikes
against conditions that it could
remedy at the ballot box. The
supreme court has already affirmed the decision appealed
from Los Angeles, that to be
a member of a labor union
that may include a strike is to
be a criminal. The federal
government sent a special assistant attorney general to
I la/elton to assist in establishing the right to shoot strikers.
The rights of man are now
second to the dollar. We
have cast the statue of Charles
Sumner into the rubbish
room, tin* Goddess of Liberty
is hauled down from the Capitol at Washington, the toiler
who asks for humane treatment is called thc "scum of
creation," and the dial fingers
of modern civilization moves
down to an aristocracy of
wealth, supported by a forced
tax of "interest, profit and
rent," wrung from every toiler. As long as organized labor contented itself by growling at conditions and its leaders could be worked to organize a strike when the market
is overstocked, as long as the
workingmen depended on the
.strike remedy, but voted with
the proprietor, he was happy
in the belief that he was a sovereign, and the In.-*-* wai con-
tented because the army and
the Gatling gun was behind
him. It i-. because the Sampson of labor has begun to
recognize his duty and because it is now cheaper to destroy thc unions than to pacify them, because the toilers
must hereafter be content with
smaller wages, so that the
larger share of profits can be
given to the capitalists, that
we make this prediction."
Secret of Success.
adhered to this schedule—and
it is most probable that he
did—it does not contain the
secret of Mr. Armour's great
wealth. As the Hamilton
Times puts it: "The fact is
Armour could not have 'earned' $40,000,000 if he had 'earned'$100 an hour, 10 hours a
day and 300 d.iys'a year for
every year since he was weaned. His great fortune was
largely the result of speculation, stock exchange gambling
and promoting various companies. And the intensity of
his life led to his premature
death."
Just at the present time
quite a number of papers for
young people arc passing
around this formula as the
secret of the late P. D. Armour's millions: "Five o'clock
arose; 6 o'clock arrived at office; 1 o'clock luncheon; 6
o'clock went home; 7 o'clock
dinner; 9 o'clock retired."
Whether or not  Mr. Armour
Souvenirs of Inauguration.
A unique feature of the
coming inauguration at Washington will be the official program now being prepared by
the inaugural committee. The
elaborate designs for front
and back cover and the wealth
of half tone and other illustrations within will make it
really remarkable as a work
of art and valuable as a souvenir.
Besides a full description of
the parade and the inaugural
ceremonies the book will contain several interesting and
timely articles by writers of
note, among which will be a
picture of the inauguration of
the year 2001.
The author assumes that
the United States then will
have acquired the whole of
the Western hemisphere, attaining a population of "00,-
000,000; that the president,
who will be from Montreal, U.
S. A., will have 40 otibinet
members to appoint; that the
senate will consist of 300 members and the house -800, and
that Washington on that day
will entertain 3,000,000 visitors, most of whom will view
the inaugural from airships.
The Steel Trust.
It is probable that more
is said in justification of the
steel trust in its business aspects than of those of the
existing trust?, such as those
which largely control the food
supply. It is not different in
kind from the others, antl in
itself it might be less harmful
than many of them. It is its
vast extent and its close connection with the whole monopolistic system that makes it
especially dangerous, and
must excite popular hostility.
A halt must be called some
time.   Call it now!—Ex.
Horrible   News.
The horrible news comes
from .Arkansas that a boy
climbed a corn stalk to see
about how the corn was getting along, and now the stalk
is growing up faster than the
boy can climb down. He
is plumb out of sight. Three
men have undertaken to cut
down the stalk with axes and
save thc boy from starvation,
but it grows so fast they can't
hack twice in the same place.
The poor boy is living on
nothing but raw corn and has
already thrown down over four
bushels of cobs.
For the Sick
The doctor can do you no good
unlets hii prescription, are
properly put up from reliable ingredients. That's where we
render invaluable ail to the doctor. We compound prescriptions aa Ihey should be. And
handle the best of proprietary
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1=        Gents Furnishings Department.       -.
medicines.
Rossland Drug Co.,
R. E. STRONG, Mgr.
Mail Orders promptly attended to.
Phone 38s-
The Cliff
Dining Parlor
MlesessWoodd. Smythe. Props.
best Home Cooking in
Kossland,
Board per week $5
Single Meals   25 cts.
Columl** Ave.   West   Nm.   City  Hall,
Clothing,
Hats,
Furnishings
and
Shoes	
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Men's Suits..
In Rreat variety and patterns.
Our prices are always ri|{ht.
Suits from fto  to  i:n.-   . *>■*,
Overcoats.
Our stock ol Men's Overcoat!
and Hoys' (teeters are well made
and comprise the latest pattern*.
Urns' Reelert at 13. $-.50. fi, f*,
and Ul Men's Oven-oat* at
lm, fi-• *i>. fl$  and tm-t.-x.
Large lineof Men's Underwear,
Shirts, 1 Hilar-. 1 .ill*, Tiei, Suspenders, Hosiery, Gloves, Etc.
All our Heavy Rubbers and
Arctics at Cost.
Gents  Furnishings Department
CRESCENT DRY GOODS CO., LTD,
V. a N. Phone 107.
Columbia Avenue.
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CARPENTER & CO.
Your  Photographers       i^
Do nothing but the Very Best Work Every Time
Wc carry a large line ol
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la.an.:'..-!   4..   . 0|l| mill* HlOat*
Unun.H-.lt.
Hermann & Thompson, Prop*.
Finest Wines, Liquors and J
Cigars.
KODAK:
at Eastern List Prices.
FULL LINE OF AMATEUR SUPPLIES.
STUDIO OVER  DOMINION   EXPRESS OFFICE
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O. K. Baths
Porcelain   Baths
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iiColu.ul.i* Ave.   ntxl lo Lalonc ,
You  want a   Label   Cigar and you want
thc  best?   If that is so, try our
Hiy;h Grade
Union Cig.-irs
domestic Union Label Cigala l.i Kin
de Vcnc.1.1, I.a I'lor de Cuba, I.t Colon
ial, Imported Cuban L'nii.n Label OlgSir
I  in.in;*, Kl  Corona,  Africana   Dude
(ialclei.
The Queen Cigar Store
CROW & MOKRIS, I'.ops.
Columbia   Avenue.
# Choice Groceries and
Provisions. •
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JOHN HAYSE,  Proprietor.
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Hot and Cold Lunch
Tho place to gel the llest  Meal in the.
City,   Prompt  Service.
Meals 25 Cents and Up.
A PINE LINE OK
t  C. & B. Fickles, Jams, Etc, Keeler's Marmalade in Glass and Tins.
Old Settlers, Vermont, Imperial, Red Cross and Hills'
MAPLE   SYRUP.
The best line of COFFEES and TEAS always on hand.
MORRISON & BRYENTON "jtS_g_i-_S.
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Ji Taney and Staple Groceries and Provisions at
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At terminus nf C. P. R. railway
C. P. R. HOTEL
J. LANDIS, Proprietor.
Finely  Furnished Rooms
EXCELLENT BAR  LUNCH.
Finest  of Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Corner Second Avenue nnd Washington Street.
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The Alhambra Hotel
WASHINGTON ST., ROSSLAND, B. C.
j* The Alhambra Hotel is now ready for business. Thirty large, airy"
rooms have been added and elegantly furnished; electric lights, stove
in each room if desired;   Iree baths for guests:   everything up-to-date.
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General Repairing.
'Locks,Gans mid Sewing Machines
Sharpening of Every Description.
Skates a Specialty.     Washington St., Opp. Allan House
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DOMINION  HOTEL
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IS NOW OPEN
A ft READY   FOR BUSINESS.
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THE   UNION   MINE    EXPLOSION
What a Former Employ. Sayi
of th. Mins.
If ever there was legislation needed
to prevent loss nf life in mines it is in
British Columbia. When the newa first
became known of course it wai the duty
ol the newspapers to get the exact facts
as soon hh possible, but tliey were prevented from doing bo by insolent official!
who refused them transportation. Al
soon as this became known the public at
once grew suspicious that there was a
htigh Alriran gentleman siitncivhcre in
Ihe knee, and Ihut the owners of the
mine were to blame for llu: accident,
and no doubt they were, as subsequent
events have demonst ated. Mr. Will am
Rny.a hale, shrewd, old Seiteh miner,
a man who lias dug roal tidy-one years
ia all parti ol the world, made tha following statement to The Province:
"I know what I am saying, and there's
nothing that I say that I'm not willing
to swear to. Man and boy, I've worked
in t-o.l tnlnei all my life, but No. 6 wis
the gasiest I've ever seen and that is
saying a good deal. 1 knew (hat she
would blow up some diy, and at my
time of life there is no use tempting
fate lo much, su 1 left the j ib. My son
David continued to work there ind I
warned him every day, until thank God,
he decided to quit and quit he did on
Thursday."
"What do yon mean,'' .-inked the reporter, "whrn you say that the mine
'told what it was going lo do.'"
"I mean," replied Mr. Roy, "that ii
was always full of gas and for my own
part I never tired i sbot without finding
the place on lire to a greater or lesi extent afterwards. It was a mine in
which bliok powder should nc4-rr have
been used at all."
"Was the question ol the safely of
Ihe mine ever disusied between vou
and other men employed there'.'"
"Discussed: Yuu nny well say ll
win. Nnt lung before I decided to quit
work there altogether I said to Will
Walker, ths overmm, or pit boss, al
some call liim. -Will' I said this mine
will go up some day, don't you doubt it,
an.l he said, 'll you had been here yci-
ter.lav and had seen whit   I liw you'd
never have come back.'   I ve worked in
Lamrkshirc, Scotland, in nix different
pits; Iv'c worked in Novu Seoii, in
Cape Hr.*: ui, in Ohio and in Xansimo
and Wellington as well, hut never saiv
anything to equal ihe gas llut No. fl
used In make ivlieo I was thi-rc. So I
tnl.l Mr. Matthew I lhe manager, and
gol out, and today I'm Hi.hikIuI that I
got my eon to quit just in time. Mind
I'm not sny Ing that there was not
enough lir sent into the mine for there
waa. There was a strong current all
the time. SometimeH it was so strong
as to make a man leet rold, I.ui tbe
fact was (hit there was no telling when
a big leader of gas might Ke broken into and then everything WSI nre to go.
Serious blame lies somewhere lor the
method that thc min.'wis worked1 In
a gassy mine sueh as Ihat was, there
should luvc been two shafts tcparatctl
Irom one another ultogelber, then there
would have been no possibility ol lhe
air supply being shut off. When Ihe
mine blew up on Friday the nudwall of
tbe one shaft wn broken in a do/cn
places, ami of course the air could not
la- forced below the breaks as it will return by the shortest route.   If another
Mpera'e ihlft hid been tberc 4>>:nc of
those men might possibly have been
saved, ind in my event the disaster
could not have more eerious. The accident might have occurred in many ways.
Soon men put in heavier Mint- t!>tu
othen. nnii one may have blown hit i n
big leader of gas. One exploilon would
then quite probably follow aootbeft
Poor John Whyte, wboll in Ihere ii iii-
was always talking about the danger,
nn.l he knew as ai-ll as 1 did flic would
blow up soldo day. One day I remarked
lo a lire boss that lhe iirnc «'•>.*- ,Linger
ous, and he sold it was not aa bid as
some be bad seen. 1 thought that he
was crazy, so 1 laid to Walker,   "That
man is a dungerous man tn have a*.mini
tho mine. He's not afriid of tbe gas,
and be said It was not as gassy as
•.nm- he had seen.'   'I   don't' known
| where he saw Ihem then,' says  Walker,
j for I never saw any to equal It-' The
miner who is not afraid of gas is a fool,
| I've had experience with gas and with
explosion and I know whut I'm talking
about."
Mr. Roy said' tint he will certainly
of the opinion mat Chinese were a source
ol danger. Hit almitted that some
white men were careless, 'but" he said
"a while man understands what ll told
him, and a Chinaman half thn time does
not, I liv.ie seen some Olilnamen who
were earefu1, but they are n.l very
many, and In any  event I don't want
' any Chinamen looking alter my safety.''
Independent.
Capitalist and Mongolian.
To the B litor ol The Ini.ki-kniient:
Sir -Minjolions  sml  capitalists   are
synonomous term*, and, as   we   sre il,
means  an   array  ot  degrading  power
■gainst Canadian white labor, both male
and tc-n.i'e, to wipe the toiling misses ol
this lair province out ol cxislance or Into degradation.   Mr.  Editor,  you  see
and wc all no'ice white men put  out  of
emnloym-nt at every torn, at   the  can-
; neries, saw mills, oa the Billing grounds,
: in tbe mines and on the rancher.   Girls
. are put out ol the kitchen, dining-rooms,
i bedrooms,   rcstauranta,  scwinj  shops,
etc , ami Mongolians installed   ia  their
I place.   Cm you tell me whit ie   lo  be-
! come ol the whit-J labor, mall  aod   le-
I male,  in  this   proi-inre?   Cannot   our
1 members ol parliament secure soaie   re-
I liel from such  degradation? If   not we
' know who ran if forced to take Ihe mat
' tem in their own hands.   The   working
men and women uf  Canada   shall ind
will al shorf notice, round   up   Mongo-
Pans and capiualiats  rn  quickly   that
Ihey will never know whit happened to
them, ynd [ear many of  our   legislator!
will be lound in tbe cirrall,   realy   (or
' shipment tor  China where   ihey  miy
\ fully enjoy their mucn favored company.
Wl-.it happened lo Mongolians |n  Hum-
, b ililt cuunty, Cal , may at any   moment
happen lo Ihem in II. 0. if Ibe   interest!
o' white labor are not put on a fair   looting forCamdian cltirens.   Since witting
thc above, the enclosed petition has been
handed to me by   an old-time   Kugh-.li
ii-.bir.nin wbo hai been driven   ..IT  the
river by Japanese  com petition.   As far
hick as 1890 he   predictel this  coming trouble, anl was active at   tbe   lime
with many inhere, bringing   ihe   matter
before thc  government of   that   year.
Little or no notice was liken of this .In*
graceful state of aliairs—-Critisb (airplay
to llritish subject! were out of the question—now  aod   then complained   ol.
The petition in qneetioo wai addrees  lo
the Hon.C. II. Tupper, tben minuter of
marine md fiiheries,    himself   a  - an*
in r *. man. ind is such, in common   with
all the Fnser river 1 .inner*.men, are no
friends of white lal>or.   Thia also   shows
tbe great danger ol   sending  to   parlia-
' ment men wbo arc engage I   in   eepecu-
IAlive enterprises, do-neelic or foreign.
Yes, too, il is very important imlec* I,
that poor readsrs, as well as the public
in general, including the ofB*ers and
men ol the local militia, make themselves fainiliir wilh this vital q-testion,
which bnrdeni ind drives our brethren
to the point of starvation, belore arms ii>
taken up in the intcrcM of whileiilc
cmyloyeri of M ongolinn libor.
ANTI-M..M...II lis.
C'gars and Cigars.
1
When you ask (or a   I i**ai   a   |
ynu Inilit upon a good one!   Nint
out of ten you will be offered .1   ..... ip
.ib made 1 Ig 11 unli ie the
kind wanted. Tbey ill 1 n-l imi the
•..nue money, goo I aie In I. N >.v wh
nol ,.et a good one. Ask for lhl
Crown Grant nr W. It. Vou w.ll then be
encouraging a home industry, too.
Think of this thc next you aik (or "a
cigar."
ALASKA
The dlaoovery'and development of
ll.rge  ilepnnile i.ffiial Ol. till*   .-I...I.*   Ill'
the Arctic ocean open! up new   possibil*
Hit's  for till MOttODI of Alaska      WV
linvi* dn- promise nf nu unlimited supply nt uni- prici- tin- year round.
The exlsteiu-e of coal at   Point  Lis-
borae baa been known for many yearn
From those wl. > have been upon thn
ground it la leaned thnt tht* coal crops
otlP.il.xig the Aretle i-.iihI  for  iicur'r
tO mile-, ih,. -miiii body, however, being i-onlulnisl iu Hit- liM'iitlmis of Messrs.
Melieii.Sliir \ Walke, tb» llrsl locators.
For a distance of one und a half miles
iilMiii th.-ir  holding! then nr my
veins of fr.mi 10 to 15 feet in width, all
1 lipping Inland, r.*,.* large veins all
t nip out In a high bliifT, wliirh Is nboul
;? fi.-t from ii.<- aaa, making ,1 poaalble
I 11.nut large ehips with ivoodcn cli-ili)
>.r i-ndleiu ll-.i-s of bucket...
The 150 torn, brought down rot-ontly
wns mined und loaded in four days by
an im-\|at-ri.-n.-etl i-rew of tm-n lu
stormy weather, no it will I.. read It
believed 1 lint, witb proper appliances
.ui.l .-sp.Tien. .-il niiniTs. v.-iseli i-irry-
Ing 2.KXI Ions need not In d-laved in
lon ling mon- thnn is hours.
There is open wiler in the Arclic for
from 12 lo 1'; weeks each eumiiipr. and
during ibis time the .-n.l in 1 1 he transported. The .* ...sumption of conl (or
the ....in- y.-iir upon thia roast from
Port Clarence to Bt, Michael, as estl-
miti-d by ii.in.s-tciil j.ilg-s, will Ih-
ubi.it ;(>.000ions, s« (b.l two v.-selsof
.•HHI li.n* i-.q.i.* I v e.i. It rail supply Ilie
trad.', provided Ihev i-a-i make a round
trip .iicli »'..-k of the open season.
Any fairly good stiii.ner .-in make ll.c
rut. up uml back in 18 hours, and -t-.it>
torn call l.<* pul on board in two Uays
and nights.
Big Railroad Plan.
1    A representative of the mil   mining
{company declares thai 1. ilh.ng standi
in the way of  tin- spcc.lv coii-.-rii.in.a
j of a road, iliriing ul Port Clarence.
■Might It ro-4 lhe r.iunlry (1 (Vim* I
Cily, a .ll*,l*.i.ce if about 80 miles, with
'h ttran Ii down to Nome.   From Coun-
Icil City Ibe line ii to extend through
natural  passes   and   over ens/ grades
'alone Ibe north shore nl Norton bav,
I., .is (rr.ninui  <>n  (he Yukon  river at
i.Nulit... The entire dunatice to Ik: Ira-
veieed is iballl .*-* miles in an air line,
' and not  over .'Mo mil.-i aa Ihc road is
'expected lo run.
The building of such a road  woul I
: pcrfoicc kill St. Michael 1... 1 cut oil ;*0
' miles o( tin wont pan of tbe river lor
the Yukon boata. The limits won I'I.
in all pr.bibihly, u.e coat instead of
wood, thereby swung fn..m-1-.y to e
pay sod a half spent now in taking cn
ord wood, and by cirryi:.,* coal n
tbeir bunkers save valuable cargo spare,
now,taken up by tl.e mot. bulky fuel.
Cheap coal will hasten the development «l ...ir winter digging*. On tb-.
west  al-.|<* '■! (Anvil creek   I. low   Oil
jcovrry,  arrears   _,0W   ... ic* ol ilr*,.
placet*, that w.ll pay lo »nrk   only
winter, uud on  tl.e east file  brtwrtn
I little Soehe and Anvil it uat aln
' been d.nii.iiitraleil   what -an   be
.lorin^tltecold iv.-athcr.
j    At Topkuk, antic prieeal time. Bono,
' lluroham .V Co . arc Ming from four | 1
live lone ol roal every .'4 hour- .nl fa.
ing HO01 more for every lon BMd.
The receiver ol No. I Haniel rreek is doing tl.e same, and only lb. very h*»t
ground, like the lower end ol Un
can Hind the llrain.
1ml    over  llic  divi.le    Ir* in   Dai
creek then- arc plenty  of gi!<«l  wint. t
dlsBlogs,   sad   lhl   luu Ir 1    I   ■»
1 iuih. le i*. 1 Ryan will pay i4eil .luring
'the winter with oil it !»;(! per too,
AtT(
liver] . and brini
lOO i-ounil-.    llin.lre.l- .1  Ini.   n
be haulnl over thl he ihi- winter
tht    ■ ■ 1  ■ •    t 1 the rich ilipgings 1 0  t
[ Bloettooe and Kaogarok II it
bad al even I id a too, and Ibus the
high pine retards the th velo| men! of
Ibis fine stretch ul country. THE INDUSTRIAL WORLD
The Industrial World
VliKRAN &   FLBTCHBR,
Editors and Managers,
Published weekly ut  lhe   Miners
Uninn hull, Rossland, iu the  inter
est of  organised  labor   in   British
Columbia.
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SATURDAY. MARCH -'.   1 i-t.
THE ALIEN ACT.
On the statutes of the Dominion of Canada is an act
known as the "Alien Labor
Act." iLs purport being the
protection of Canadian or
British labor against the encroachment of foreigners. This
act has been much s|»ken of
in public and private and
lpudcd as one ot the principal
acts for the protection of lalior ever passed by a Canadian parliament.
Let us look at this law for a
moment and contemplate the
effect it has, if any. Its purport, no om* will deny, is of
the hest. But does it do what
It is supposed to do? Let ns
sec. In Rossland at the pres*
ent time are employed a large
number of alien-*, against
wh'iin the law I-. itippqsed to
afford protection. This labor
is given employment in and
about the mines and upon
other work. They arc in Mine
.!>.•* given preference over
Canadian laboi. the latter bring permitted, <ir rather com*
pelled rather, either to seek
new fields or t.i   remain   idle.
I his fact if apparent to all.
Bul there are some who say
the law   was   enacted simply
f>ir the prevention of labor being contracted fur outside the
Dominion and brought here
to compete with those who
should have a prior right. To
these we say th.it. if such is the
case then there is abuse of the
aci in that direction,
A short time ago a contract
was let for the grading of a
spur of the C. 1'. R. on Red
mountain, the work being car-
tied on today. The men employed for this work were
brought here from across the
line, notwithstanding the fact
that many idle men in the city
were willing and anxious to
do the work. A complaint
was lodged against such action and commissioners were
sent here from Ottawa to investigate the matter. They
found affairs just as represented, but what can they do?
Tliey miytht deport the few
aliens who remain'on the job,
but what would be gained,
materially, to Canadians by
such action? The employes
are not the law breakers ! It
is the employer who breaks
the law, but it appears that
the law will not touch him.
Now, we wish to ask in all
sincerity, what is the use of a
law if it has no effect? Was
this alien labor act created for
political purposes or was it intended to do what it says? If
the former it certainly succeeded in its designs to a certain extent, and if the latter it
certainly falls far short of its
purport. The question arises,
did not the framers of the
law reali7e that its effect would
amount to a mere nothing if
contested? We rather think
they did. There seems to be
nothing to do but grin and
bear the chagrin of having a
law to protect that does anything but protect, a law that
in reality is not a law, a mere
printed article that means
nothing except a few votes to
the party to whose credit the
enactment belongs from those
whom they have beguiled into
thinking that all "laws" mean
something.
We understand there is to
be an amendiu^u offered at
the present session of parliament intending to make the
law active. If this is not done
it would 1..- better to scratch
the same from the statute
[books, for it is better to have
|no law than one that means
nothing.
Laboringmcn, it is time you
awoke from your lethargy
and realized the fact that the
only way you can acquire protection is by your own efforts.
You must have law that is law
and not such as will mean
much on the face and be unable to stand a test. We say
you must do this by your own
efforts and it must be by your
ballot. Vou have been cajoled
and told how good you are
before election and you have
voted with those who have
made you promises of assistance! and ihis is what you
j have received. Awake, we
I say, and protect yourself, for
Irom no one else will you ever
receive protection.
tem of administrative machinery that will cause life to circulate from the center to the
extremities. Hut that which
especially distinguishes a good
administration is not one of
the greatest expense but one
that calls forth all kinds of
merit antl puts forth all needed improvements on the most
lines; that suppresses all kinds
of abuse; that meliorates the
lot of the working classes; that
holds a just balance, between
the rich and the poor, between
those who labor and those
who employ, between the
agents of power and those
who are controlled by   them.
CITY  CONTRACTS.
As city contracts for work
and material are about to be
let, we believe that preference
should be given those bidders
who reside in Rossland, even
if their bids are a trifle higher
than those from outside. If
the contracts are let at home
the money will stay here and
all will be benefitted by it. If
they are let to outsiders the
money will leave Rossland and
what benefit will we receive
locally?
A LITTLE DUNSMUIRISM,
CITY   GOVERNMENT.
A good administration is
one that is run in the interest
of the many instead of the
few. It is composed of a just
system of taxation.of a prompt
and impartial method of collecting them, of an honorable
magistracy which will cause
the laws to be respected and
obeyed, and finally of  a   sys-
A recent report says: There
is a business understanding
between Dunsmuir and the
New Vancouver Coal company, and the companies will
resist the miners' union demand for a 10 per cent advance next month. The strike
of all the colliers on Vancouver- Island is predicted by persons in touch with both sides.
It is believed that Superintendent Robins, now returning
from England, conies back to
decline the demanded advance. The Dunsmuirs are
determined to keep the Alex-
andra mine closed until the
men agree to work on their
conditions.
Labor Bui Directory.
Down with competition say
the railway magnates of the
United States, and a combination of the railway trusts is to
be the result. Co-operation
is the coming issue. The next
stage is socialism—or all thc
people becoming shareholders
instead of a few.
Hockey Sticks
Baby Sleighs
and
Cutters,
Playing
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Games.
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COUNCIL—Meets every second and fourth Tuesday in
each month at 7.30 P. M., in
Miners'Union Hall. President, Rupert Bulmer. Address all communications to
Secretary-Treasurer, P* O.
box 784.
CARPENTERS    &    JOINERS   UNION—Meets every
Friday of each week at  7.
30 p. m.  in   Miners'  Union
Hall.   Adam Hay. Pres.; A.
R. McDonald, Sec.
at
MINERS' UNION No. ;6,
Western Federation , .
Miners—Meets every Wednesday evening at 7.30, p.
m. in Miners' Union Hall.,
Frank Woodside, Secretary
Win. O'Brien, President.
TYPOGRAPHICAL      UNION  No. 335,—Meets on the
last Sunday of each month
at the Miners' Union Hall,
J. Barkdoll, Sec; Wm,
Poole, President
JOURNEYMEN TAILORS
UNION NO.-52.- Meets thc
first and third Tuesday of
each month at g p. m. in |
Beatty's Hall. P. O. Box
314. W. McLeod. President.
J.KIonian, Sec. Executive
Board—E. C. Eraser, Ross-
land, W. Davidson, Sandon
M. Kane, Greenwood; II
11. Dimock, Moyie.
PAINTERS' UNION. No
40. Painters aiul Decorators!
of America, meets in Be. itty's
1 bill, on second and forth
Tuesday of each month, VV.
S. Murphy. Pres.; Gen. W.
Shinn, Sec.
NEWSBOYS'UNION. No 3
—Meet in Miners' Union
Hall on the first and third
Saturdays of each month,
at 9 a. m. Mike Guydotti,
Pres.; Jay Barton, Sec.
PRINTING   PRESSMEN'S''
UNION  No n8.-Meet the
second    Sunday     in    the
month,   Jas.   H. Fletcher,
Sec. T. E. Abbott. Pres.
WESTERN FEDERATION
OF MIXERS Edward Boyee
Pres, Butte. Montana; John
F. McDonnell, vice, president, Virginia City Nevada;
|as. Maher; secretary-treasurer. Huttc, Montana Room
1.-, Owsley block, executive Hoard: John C. Will*I
lams, Grass Valley, Idaho:
Jas. U. Furey, Butte Montana, W. N. Bjrns, Ourry,
Colorado; Chas. II. Moyer.i
Lead City, South Dakota 1
Chris Foley, Rossland U. C.
DISTRICT UNION no. 6,
W. F. M.» Jas. Wilkes. Pres.
Nelson; Jas. Devine. vice-
president, Rossland; Alfred
Parr, secretary-treasurer,
Ymir,
MECHANICS' UNION N0.94
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D.   C. Coakley. Pres. W.
W. Doty, Sec.
Nelson <_* F She  paid Ry.
Bel Hoontain Railway.
The   only   all-rail route between all
points cast,  west and south to Rossl.mil,
Nl-.iiit.liiil.illintrilnitll.il.'   points  CO..
■lectin); at Spokane with the Great
Nothern, Nothern Pacific and 0. R. &
N, Co.
Connect at Nelson  with  steamers for
Kaslo and all Kootenay lake points.
Connect at  Mvcr's  Kails with Ht.ijje
daily for Republic, and connect at lloks*
hurt; with daily slage for lirand Forks
and  tireenwood.
infective  Oi
l-joo.
Leave. Hay Train. Arrive.
in *.*, a. ni. Spckane. 7: 10 p in.
11:40a.m. Rossland. boo p.m.
y:-o a. in. Nelson. 8:00 p. in.
Night Train.
10:00 p.m.        Spkanc. 7-05*. 111.
11:00p.m. Kossland. 7 JO a.m.
First-class sleepen on night train.
II. A.  JACKSON.
General I'mcn ;.*r Agent.
11. 1'. IIKOWN, Agent.
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RAILWAY
AND SOO LINE
First-class Sleeper on All Trains Ki.mi.
KKVKUSTOKE AND KOOTENAY
LANDING.
TOURIST CARS
Pass Dunmore Jot daily (ar St. I'aul Sat
111.liv lor Montreal and  Motion,  Mondays and Thursdays for Toronto    Same
cars pj>*> Kcielstoke one dav earlier.
A POINTER
for vour hasten, trip is lo tee tbat vour
ticket reads 4 ia
CANADIAN PACIFIC
Tram*. Depart
8.00   Ex-Sun.   For   Nelion,   Kailo.
Casdadr, (itan.l 1 urks.l.recnwood. Mid
way, etc.
I-  >.    lit .*.    I.r N<-'...,*i   ->.*•,!.. ., *.,l
Slocan  points,  RciclVlokc.  Main Line
and Pacific Coast, and via. Crow's Neat
Route fur all E intern points.
For tune-tallies, rales and lull .nloruia-
ion, call  or    address  nearest    Local
Agent, or
A. D. MACKEN/IF.. City A«l
Kossland. II C.
A. C. M. Arthur. DeiaM Agi.
K. I.CoyleA (.. P. A.
Vancover. II. C.
Northern Pacifln.
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Touriit Sleeping Cars,
Throngh tickets to all poind in   the
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Except Sunday.      Try our Electric
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Mufflers, Scarfs, Etc. The
new shapes in Collars are
always shown here first.
Tlm swellest Ties make
their appearance here first.
The most fashionable an.l
popular Shirts reach us
llrsl. All goods sold at
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Editor World:
In reading the proceedings of the
late McKelvey, Le Roi suit, one having
a practical knowledge of mining csunot
but be strongly impressed with the belief that a clear and proper presentation
of ll.e mee bas not been made, und the
thought, -hiulm-.hm itself why, during the
list six yeirs In which time at least
ten or twelve Olllt have linen tried
against the different companies control-
that famous property, that in every
cuae, I believe tbe companies have been
exont rated, until one if tempted to believe Ihut these people are exempt by
law from penalties applying to others,
or that our mining laws are a mere farce,
su ggrst ng a suspicion that our lawmakers must have come in eontact with
that Colorado legislative microbe ro
famous for .*..«. iiu** legislation capable
ol any interpretation—intended to mean
anything or nothing,however, the result
has demonstrated that tbe British Columbia miner has been hugging tbe delusion to bis bosom, that our mining
laws aflord him at lest some little protection; but this case should open bis
eyea to Ihe fact that either our law
msl.ers are incapable of enacting legislation to meet the requirements ol a
mining ronntry, or else like tbe squirt ol
the cuttle fish, our nuiiiog laws are
merely intended to coofusc the ciliien or
to be used as a bait with which lo catch
political suckers.
The all important question in this
case, according to Mr, Daljr, would appear to lie as to a correct interpertation
ol thc words, ',falling material," tbe act
reads sccording to tbe Honorable Gentleman, "and all reasonable protection
shall be provided ll.e employes against
(ailing marerial."
Now we are given to understand lhal
it is inconceivable that tl.e words "falling material," was cicr Intended le
apply lo cage*.
Let us examine this inconceivable
proposition, acsgc weighing 3000 pounds
empty, probably 8000 pounds loaded,
mt.. I.t.i to a cable, the cable attached
to an engine capthieof snapping il like
a sboesirinii, moving rapidly up and
down the -halt, liable at any moment lo
break a wheel or 1 ini agaiuit a rock or
fo ul in tl.e guidts or timbers, or run inlo
the sheaic is 11 conceivable. I ask.
t bai an intelligent Ixxly of men io possession uf such data would enact legislate 11 igalnat a p!cce o( (ailing rock cr
timbers' an itiiigiiilucsnt danger at
mosl, aod not intend that it ahould ap*
ply to a danger of grcaltr magnitude?
Ask any experienced shall man what Is
the chief danger haunting his mind
while on duty or even in his dreams
when asleep and lie will tell you 'tis the
breaking of the cable. So well is this
fact recognized that bulkheads are generally made very strong, principally to
guard against such accidents, for this
reason in many cases a pcnliee is led io
shafts consisting of (rom I5 lo 1$ (eel ol
solid rock. Why such powerful safeguard
if intended only lo guard against tailing
rock or timber? It would be like erecting a piece of (-1 inch Carnegie armour
plate a. a protection against .1 school
bin-, p..-. gu...
Now let us concede (or argument
sake that a falling cage il not falling
malaria!; al lean while attached tn the
drum. Still I contend lb it the instant
Hist 1 .ilile breaks the cage is transformed
' into "falling material, and thc absence
of a guide rail, to winch the cage
would in all probability havo all..I.e.I
itself, is to my mind prima facie evidence
lli tt   all   rc.1r.1n.1hle  provisions for ll.c
I safety of the men R0*» feet below, was
j not made.    Sow, according to Mr. Daly.
1 it is admitted that the cage fell as a re-
suit of carelessness of the engineer, l.ut
tbat nn responsibility, according '.0 law,
rests upon the company asa result. Now
we bold railroads responsible (or killing
a cow aa a result of carelessnc.s ol Ihc
engineer, we bold the owner of a yellow
mangy dog ruspon.ildc for hie killing a
neighbor's chicken, we hold a draylng
company resjuinsible for tbe killing ol
a poodle dog through the carelesinMI
ol a delii-erer, but a rich mining com- '
pauy may kill 20 men through the carelessness of an engineer and there Is no
redress. Oh! you degenerated mud cells.
of society, is it not about time you invaded the legislative balls of your country? Is it not time you brought a pressure lo bear upon this government that
will compel these people to recognize
that you have at least some rights tbat
they muet uot trample upon wilh impunity?
Again, any experienced minor manager or hoist man will t«ll you tbat in
most mines ol any importance, the running of a cage of bucket into the sheave
bas once or more occurred and is liable
to occur at any time. The Le Koi managers were certainly aware of this (act,
and I would ask these gentlemen to 01 ■
amine their conscience and I think they
will find a little monitor within accusing
them of a negligence bordering closely
on that of a serious crime. Hut we are
told that this portion of the guide was
not intended to be used. Neither was
tbe cage intended to run into tbe sheave
nor the cage to lall down the shaft, bnt
all will admit tbeee things were liable to
occur and as a proof ol that contention
they did occur. Again, 'tis conceded
tbat tlie running ol Uie cage into tbe
sheave caused the cable to break. Now,
to one acquainted with tbe construction
of these safeties reallies thai what
would ocror in Ihe tint place ia tbat tbe
safeties wo'uld instantly close aod, having no guide rail to grip, would necessarily turn completely Inside out.Jbecomlog
absolutely useless, its absence causing
tbe guide shoe to miss the end ol tbe
guide rail in falling. Now let us see
whal happened be'ow. Thc bulkhead
giving way the cage dropped. I am told,
4; feet clear, entirely off the guides,
knocking out timbers, blocks, wedges
and rock always hanging in a shaft, tbe
whole >'nn.lxnat.on falling on the men
below, te It conceivable J that this
shower of misails were not "(ailing m.i
lerisl" in accordance with tbe law? Why
were not reasonable pieperations made
to guard against sucb accident? II the
cage iu thai conglomerated shower ol
miesils. broken completely loose from
the dram, was not "falling material'*
iben will some one name it.
Again, if the guides were nol necessary-
win is all the trouble attributed lo their
absence? Wby are tbev alwaya 011 at
all other mioee? At any rate tbe result is Mr. McKelvey is crippled (or lile,
body wrecked, leg broken, hand destroyed, -ight and hearing affected, cut down
in pn me of manhood, every hope blasted
with the reiuli that himself and family
.nasi become objects ol charity on the
ioiiii.«....iv. Workingmen It ia your
duly lo Maud by your lollowtnan and see
to It tbat he fall oot in obtaining jual.es
(or lack ol means? li ll not time that
you bring a pressure to bear upon lbs
guvcrn.ncnl lo rem sly these defects, if
t .ere ii where lhe fault liss, if nol thsa
see lo il thai it is placed on the shoulders
of those to whom it belongs, In order
thai wc may have at lean ths same protection acordel the msn in tbe anarchy
ridden Cocur d A lines.
JcsTicr..
L.fs Chsspsr   Than  Oollsrs
One of tbe machine men at thc I.e
Km mine last Tutsdsy night had a
narrow escape Iron! death. While working with In*, pick he drove il inlo a
jnisted hole, cutting into a stick ol powder, an.l nartnwl) mining   two  more.'
It seems a. extents of this nature ars
becoming «i Irrquent that Ihey arc not
thought much nl. It ll simply annlhn
man blown np. and that is about all
there is to it. "Men ars cheap, dollars
arc dear," and we can get plenty ol met.
when needed. 1*. about the way Ibe mins
owners sue it up.
There ihould be a law, compelling
nunc managers lo bave safe guards
placed around after a blast, so as to ex»
pose missed holes, and accidents ol thii
nature would be leu Iiequent.
I.i'ini-   sstli  ].  W.   Kings'   union
made ihoes. THE INDUSTRIAL WORLD.
An Assay Office.
A special to the Nelson Miner (rom Ottawa, dated Sunday
last, says the government has
decided to open an assay office
at once in Vancouver at which
gold will be purchased from
returning miners at its full
value, in the same manner as
it has, during the past season,
been purchased at Seattle for
the United States. The intention is to acquire, extend
and improve the premises of
11. Pellew-Harvey and that
gentleman will be placed in
charge. The question of jhe
mint will be decided later, but
the assay office will accomplish all the benefits in connection with the northern
trade for which Vancouverites
have been so energetically
contending.
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HE BOOT AND SHOE WORKERS' UNION STAMP
is used by THE J. D. KING CO., Limited, upon all
their manufacture of Boots and Shoes. No strikes, cessation
of work or labor difficulties promote the highest possible production of perfect workmanship. In thus consulting tbe interests
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nipping the tongue. Its name is
Miners Killed.
A special to the Salt Lake-
Tribune from Kemmerer,
Wyo., dated Feb. 25,says:
A disastrous lire in the
Diamondville coal mine No. 1
late this evening was attended
with serious loss of life and
great destruction of property.
There were some 50 miners
.iii J 15 horses entombed, but
one miraculous escape was
made, however, by John An-
iilTson, who was working near
thc mouth of the level. When
he tealizcd the mine was on
fire, with some difticuity he
reached thc main lead, and by
throwing a heavy overcoat
•over his head and shoulders
he pushed his way through
the flames and reached thc
main lead completely exhausted and terribly burned, but
will recover. I Ie was taken
out by friends. All efforts to
succor those further back have
failed as the fierce flames
drove the rescuers back.
That all have perished is
without question.
The scenes around the mine
were heartrending. Mothers,
wives and sweethearts were
weeping and tearing their
hair in terrible agony, and all
efforts to calm them proved of
no avail.
The loss of property will
reach an enormous figure and
as the officials are very rcti-
eent thc amount and names
of those imprisoned arc unobtainable at a late hour. Thc
taiiseof the lire is at present
unknown. Thc mine has been
plugged at the sixth level
irom the mouth.
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English market at once  and stop sacrificing
shares at prices as below
our
Aork on the Maybe.
The consummation of thc
deal mentioned below means
.1 great deal for l-crgiison and
thc district generally. The
Double Eagle Mining rom-
1 .my will begin work about
March ist on the Maybe claim,
adjoining the Nettle I... on an
. xtensive .scale. Tin; Maybe
is almost certain to be .1 "-croud Nettie I., it being on the
same ledge.   Lardeau Eagle.
There is 560,000 Treasury shares left for working capital and only five per cent, of the entire
stock has been sold and free from all incumbrance
and will soon be self supporting. Now can't you
you sec the real from a shadow. A full lone of
men     employed So    don't   send away   all
y>ur spire m^aay ail tint ki 'c at hard
times. Prices are rising. Two hundred shares
$2o.00, one thousand shares $80.00, two thousand
shares  $100.00,
§      200 feet More of Tunnel Work Now Under Way
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New Zealand and Railways.
The Literary Digest, a periodical which is quoted quite
liberally, has an article dealing
with Henry E. Lloyd's recent
book "Newest Kngland." The
Digest has no radical or socialistic bias by any means,
yet its critic fails to point out
the exceedingly seamy side of
affairs that the gentleman
quoted above refers to. The
Digest says:
New Zealand democracy is
today the talk of a good part
of the world. Nowhere else
has a government undertaken
so many reform schemes, of
which England and America
have only begun to dream and
talk; and not only have they
undertaken, but, according to
Henry Demarest Lloyd, they
are being couducted with success.
Last year Mr. Lloyd (who
is the author of "Wealth Versus Commonwealth" and other
notable books on industrial subjects.) went to New
Zealand to see for himself the
most "advanced" democracy
in the world. In his book,
"Newest England," recently
published, he writes of the
people who have almost completely substituted co opera
tion for competition in most
of the departments of business. In iheir stores, factories,
banks and farms, the consumers and producers) the capi-
talists and laborers, are now
one and the same class, lie
calls their democracy the
"Farthest North" in the
sphere of self-help.
Nl u Zealand,or rather Australasia, is a sort of transported Europe, according to Mr.
Lloyd, including transplanted
men and ideas, animals and
plants; and these men, left
free in the South Seas to experiment to their hearts content, have succeeded to a remarkable degree.
Yet these South Sea Englishmen still have some open
seams in their ship of state.
In municipal government they
are even worse off than
America and Europe. In
New Zealand, "a country without strikes,,' trades-unionism
is impotent to help out labor
in the arbitration courts. That
country has two great trusts,
a sheep ring and a coal ring,
and every one of the government's reform schemes for
dealing with land, labor, taxation, finance and industry is
lame somewhere; but, tho'
lame, "it still moves," and
moves faster there than elsewhere. The New Zealanders,
says Mr. Llcyd somewhat
paradoxically, arc not the
most civilized, the most happy, the most prosperous people in the world but they certainly are the least uncivilized, the 'least unhappy, the
least disinherited.
The first scheme through
which the people of New Zealand began to take business
out of the hands of private individuals and conduct it collectively through their government, was the public insurance act.passed by parliament
in 1869 at the instance of Sir
Julius Vogel. The people
wanted insurance, but at that
time the population of the
country was so comparatively
small and so far out of the
world that the great life insurance companies elsewhere
did not care to do business
there. So from the start governmental insurance was popular. Now, the total amount
of governmental insurance
outstanding is $46,525,710
among a population of less
than 900,000. Almost everybody in New Zealand over 15
years of age is insured, the
average for men being about
$3.75, and for women about
$35. The government does
more than one-half of the insurance business, and it keeps
the rates down to a minimum.
Nothing illustrates better the
general prosperity of the people than this enormous amount
of capital invested in insurance. The government conducts the business on the same
principles as a private company. The fact that the state
is behind every one of its policies and has never failed to
pay up promptly has added
to the popularity of the state
insurance. The state has also
freed its policies of all oppressive restrictions. The one
restriction is that the heirs of
the insured cannot collect if
he or she commits suicide
within six months of the time
of taking out thc policy.
There are several departments of this state insurance,
one of which is called the
"TemperanceSection,"for total-abstainers, which was established in 18S2. In a few-
years "interesting statistics"
are promised from this section
chat which describes the government's management of
railroads, its methods of giving land to the landless, and
its great success in teaching
men to work without contractors and bosses, and in inducing the tramp and vagabond
to take up the ax, the pick and
the spade.
The government railroads
in New Zealand—and now
nearly all the leading roads
are now under government
control we are told-are run
for service and not for profit.
The minister of railroads said
to Mr. Lloyd: "After we have
earned enough to pay the expenses of operation, and the
interest on the money borrowed to build the railroads,
we reduce charges as rapidly
as profits increase." Any
profit over three per eent. is
now returned to the people inj
the form of cheaper rates. It j
costs adults one half a cent
and children one-fourth of a
cent per mile to ride, and
naturally the railroads are
more popular there than elsewhere. Mr. Lloyd saw frequently great excursions of
school .children going from
the cities to the country, and
vice versa. Children of the
primary grades were carried
free. Working people are
given the same rates for holiday trips as the schools. The
rates on the trains between
thc cities and their suburbs
are so low that the working
people can afford to have their
homes several miles away from
the shops.
A seven pound parcel can
1 be sent anywhere in the colon the relative length of life jony for 25 cents. Newspapers
of drinkers and 11011 drinkers.ianj books are carried for less
The millions of dollars re-1 than one-half the rates that
ceived by the government an- j prevail in the Cnited States or
nually for insurance go back'Canada. A farmer can send
to the people in loans. 56 pounds of his garden truck
Another interesting aspect to the city for 12 cents, and a
of ihe government's activities large shipper can get no lower
is the public trusteeship.!rates than a small shipper.
When a man dies with his es- Such a thing as one shipper
tatc so invested that suspen-. getting a rebate or advantage
si on of business would proba-.over another is unknown,
bly mean its ruin, thc state,. The railroad problems that
through its commissioner.steps confront public ownership are:
in and takes the man's place, When shall the new lines be
carrying the business   on   till built?
the heirs can decide upon its     How shall the new employes
disposition.    When the man's,be selected?
widow is   left   with  property]    1 low shall   promotion   and
she does not   know   how   to conditions of employment be
manage or invest   profitably, determined?
the public trustee, at her invi-j    1 low shall rates be fixed?
tation, gives   her   his   advice     They   are   regarded    else-
and the benefit of   his assist-; where as Iwd questions, but
ance by   investing   and   con-[New Zealand is working   out
ducting the business   for her. the answers with  satisfaction.
To this official cities or indi-1 When the people want a new
vi duals desiring to create a line in any certain locality,
public trust may go. A per- they petition the ministry.who
son wishing to be absent from in turn bring the subject be-
his business for an indefinite fore parliament, where it is
period may put his business finally decided. Thc minister
in the hands of a trustee and of railways fixes the rates,
go away feeling perfectly as-.The employes are selected on
sured that it will be conducted' the basis of a civil service cx-
as well as. if not better,   than amination.   Examinations are
he could conduct it himself.
He knows the trustee is backed by the people, who are responsible for the last dollar if
any   blunder  or   mistake  is
also required for promotions.
The railroad system is by no
means perfect, for the principal cities, Auckland, the capital, and Wellington  are   not
made. The property of a man yet connected by rail   on  ac-
who becomes insane goes to
the trustee also, and is conserved and protected for him
or his heirs.
Another part of   the   book
that will   interest   readers is
count of the jealousiesof their
inhabitants; but the people
control all thc roads they have
built, and they give good service.
Among the things that soon
become familiar to the traveler in New Zealand are the
abolition of the contractor
and direct employment by the
state, the relief of the unemployed, the settlement of the
land, and treasury advances
to farmers and workingmen.
All these reforms were introduced in 1890 by an overwhelming vote of the people.
The contractor had made
himself as obnoxious to the
workingman and the people
as thc landowners had made
themselves to the farmers.
Previous to 1800 considerably
more than half of the best
land in New Zealand was in
the hands of a few men, the
most of whom lived abroad.
The great masses of the people were landless and homeless. They were forbidden to
set their feet upon many of
these wild tracts, laid out for
sheep raising and so enclosed
as to make the land of many
small farmers valueless. The
government, under the leadership of Premier John Ballance
and Labor Commissioner
Richard |.Seddon,condemned
the vast tracts, paying their
owners for them. Then began
thc building of public roads,
railroads and other public
works through these lands
giving all the idle men in the
colony work, and encouraging
them to build homes along
the roads they worked upon.
In this way the people have
recovered their lands, settled
upon them, and arc rid of the
hated contract system. The
state in turn was rewarded
with good roads, railroads and
other public works; and today
in New Zealand a man is regarded as being worth more
than a sheep—thc sheep that
kept him off thc land so long.
Wants to Get Out.
Mrs. Carrie Nation, tired of
jail life, has written Judge
I I.t.-.-ii, ..f Topeka, Kan., a
letter, demanding release.
"I want you to quit your
fooling," she writes, "and let
me out of here. If you cause
mc to miss my engagements I
won't feel like a ministering
angel to you. It is time for you
to recover yourself before the
devil, your master, makes a
1 lean sweep with you into hell.
You know you are persecuting
one of God's children who
loves you for Jesus' sik.-. I ■ .
ine out that I may g .about my
Inisiness of saving such poor
devils as yourself. Write •>!
come to see me right off."
Judge ll.i/en has ignored
the letter, placing it i.i the
waste paper basket witli .Liens of others received on the
subject from different parts ol
the country. Some of these
letters threaten the judge.
One from Hunker Hill,
Kan., says a committee of 50
will administer a coat of tar
and feathers to the official if
Mrs. Nation is not released
by Feb. 27. and another, from
a woman in Douglas, Mich.,
says: "We now propose if
Mrs. Nation is held longer, to
raise thc greatest army of
women the world has ever
known and wipe man out of
existence. It is our intention
to begin with you."
•;.»■»*. r* yT-4 THE INDUSTRIAL WORLD.
' *■
Sviiirna Hugs, $1.50 to #4.00.      Oil Cloths, all widths, 35c, 40c, 5()c.
Linoleum, all widths,  50c, 65c, 75c.'
Seo   OuLr   7SEZ"in.d_OT__r ^__ETe   ^zrstnt   to
"*" 'UProire  Our  Statement
HUNTER    BROTHERS
Cons to Vancouvsr*
Chtil Foley left tbs cily Thursday
cvcniog for Vancouver, to 'oin the
olhrr msmlisrs ol lhe coromissioo »|>*
pointed to investigate the immigration
t|Ucstion.   Mr.  Foley goes armed with
quarter mile against time, «..- not
ik.ite.l. ths lime being the best ever
made in the rink.
The c4bihitton concluJed with a gs.ne .
ol tag with two liny*.   This was in   real- |
iiy thc best part uf tbe exhibition. Mr.
B.ipt.r performing more  lest*  on  his
comidtrsble  d.la   bearing    upon  l\m\ A.m .,,,„,,  My  0.h„  .*,_.,     ^
vub^ci.snd be will certainly ---> »*... „h,bl.iol. „„ lhf0BRhwM. „ry eD.|
•hare towards preventing tbe immigr*
tioa into thia country ol a chut tbat is
rapidly becoming a curse to the entile
population. We expect to (urnish nsw s
ol the work ol ths commission as often
al authentic news can be obtained, aod
. ome ol it Is more than likely to prove
interesting.
joyable one.
The Fire Fiend
Ad alarm ol lire last Saturday evening
brought the department out id quirk
time. The caute ol tbe alarm was
found lo l>* in the residence ol J. (i.bson,
on weit Columbia avenue. The run was
., long one for tbe departmeot, and before they . .mid reach the scene the en-
lira 'Unci..rr was in tlamei. Tbs building was entirely destroyed together
with a portion   of thc   household goodi.
Rosslsnd Lost Agala
Minors Union Meeting
THE CHASE OF GENERAL DEWET
Plumer's   Coulmn    Was  Right
Alter the Boer Fox.
A   ..n.-| indent  of (he  Daily Mail.
with llenntker's .iluitin,   writing Sunday savs:
Gaaaral Dawatwai ronu-J last Mon-
dly by Colonel Plumer, with whom were
Colonels Henr.iker, Crad.lock, Jeffreys
and lir.,l.i.... This success was preceded
by s series ol desperate attempt- on the
part ol tbe Boers to escape from tbe
water belt of tbe Orsugt- and  the llrak
issued
seml-wceklv for
At thc regular meeting  of   Rossland
Miner* oninn last   Wedoettlsy evening j rivtrs.
thers was sn   unosally large ndml-t ol ]    General   IVwet, after onsiti-cessfally
Initiations. Thc regular rontinc work
being gone through with, considerable
lima wai laken up with the discussion
ol economic question*. Time will be given lo a discussion ol this subject al
■ •*. i* meeting in luture, it being deemed
necessary   that   members   be  educated
attempting to cross the llrak at Klip
drift and the Orange at Read's drill snd
Marks drift, moved along the bank of
the Orange with one gun and ..nc pompom and laargered opposite Kameel
drill. At dawn Colonel I'lomer left
Wi-lgeicrdon. 22 miles west of the Hoer
spon tbe  subject, and the beM   method , camp, and moved northeasterly,
of ai quiring   such education 1, by a lib- '    At /..rugat be attacked  the enen.v,
eral .lisc.is--.on at the ineeintg*-. j Inking 4o prisoners.   Ths pursuit   wan
Next Wednesday evening officers will I continued during the afternoon, the
be elected for the coming year an.l it is ; Boers moved towards llopetoon. To-
desired thst a-* msny l-e present as pom- | wsr.l evening the leading troops sighted
ble.          ' 11"' enemy, wbo bad  laargered   beyond
The St. Kugcne hosp,t..l.,i Oubrook mD-'*  ■*-«•*»«> 0*m chaiied tha i|k.i
is now open. « here the lloer artillery wai *ii|.posed
kossland lost again lo Nelsoo in a. ' ' lobennd captured thc whole nl It. The
„*. .„..  ...   Ii.l    Wi'l'-*"' I-un-tsnlsin   the   city Irom ,    _^ _   ,
hockey mslch played at the   latter city j
la-st Saturday afaolng
1.' to 6.
The K 1 '     RN
Slocan calling upon eld friends.
Fast and Fancy Skating
enemv flf.l, leaving their horses ready
! saddled   anil   their   Cooking  pot* lull.
A number ol carpenters "''*•'*>»'<" I „„„,.,„„ ,0 „,p Utc|l rcpor|s only _,«,
at the Centre Sl.ir an.l War Esgll mines   ^ ^^^ (o ^ norlh ^ q(  ^
1. lion olobuining the panait>
sionof the liant-h go.eminent.
The monopole ol lhe trade Is *ai I t •
pote.t 111.- (.m-nl.inder Imm bring dr-
- > i>> I by unscupulous in. ichsoli. Tl a
a.lminl-tr.iliun srtili-s a llxcd pi Ire both
lor the goods lh.- Greeiitiimlcrs purchase
nnd lor the products Ihry sei1. lo tl. •
way all sre treslrd In the sam.* uiaonei
and the business being carried .*n 1.4
thestatelia guaranty ibe natii.-i an
not imposed upon.
Furthermore, the members ol Ihe ad-
minixti.tiiui are pomined (.. uk.* < an
that iht* natives do not lea** ihemaelvea
short of produc t by selling more lhan
they can dispense with, so thai Ibey
an* destitute of food and clothing when
the ilaek time arrive*. The native
Kraenlander never ha* been, neither is
he now, able lo purchase a tiagte drop
ol spirit* from Ihr administration.
The exchange ..f g...|. between
(invnland a...I llrntnark I* aaa rule
. .mini on e.. I11.1t. li |,y mean. „(
ll.e nine ve-wel* belonging lo lb.
Greenland company—vl»., five brig*.
Ibrn- barks an.l a ...mil steamer, bai
MUtel  ol   the! *'••-• regMer of about looo Inns net.
War laglc-Center   Star lie-* comp.ni \ **"*} "'  ,ht"   xv*~h>   *'"«* "•
,.    , ,        ,     ... ..      'suitable for in.II..-.   through  drift  Ice,
Ia« Friday  cvcn.og. in Miner* I nion  mnkf )wo   T„>11(.r, .   v„r   „„,, .,,,.
hall, was  one  ol  Ibe  most   enjoyable  (teenier aa a rule three luyagcs.   o...*
cvcnli ol the seisin.   Th* boys left no I of them, the brig named ll.e Whale. I*
stone unturned t<> furnish all the enjoy-' nearly WO years old.
ment possible for their guests, and that I ="—=—
they succeeded no one thai wns present'
will deny.
past ycur and a half, is now a daily.
Iha change Inking place on March 1st.
Would Ihat labor had more exponents
ol its right like Ihc Herald.
The "submarine" exhibition by Capl.
Ilcarh at the skating rink last Saturday
evening, was witnessed by a fair sited
audien.-c and proved all that was announced lor it.
Th* St. Kugcne smelter at Movie,
has been idle lor several days, doc to
the cxtretno cold, it being 17 degree! below .••■.... This caused a shortage of
water and prevented operations.
The Kootenay Athletic Association
wis formed in this city Monday evening,
with Hilly Armstrong as managing director. Thc object is (h* promotion of
legitimate athletic (ports and, judging
from the (set that most ol Ihe business
men of the cily sre members, lhe association should msks rapid progress.
Thc dance by   th*
VISITORS ARE NOT  WANTED
lt.it Saturday.
1 ring 1 .jon -1 ibe Ice,     Four t>er- -11- contributed •
tl..-exhibition of f.in.-y and la-U   ikallog   the < ity treasury   Monday, M   .iu   over :
11-the rink Wednesday Bvenlng Indulganca In acholic bever
river. • The  Orange ll gieatlv   swollen.
Every Boerfor Hlmtelf.
Tbl 1'uiv  Telegraph    publishes  the
following from Pct.ar, February  .4:
by NottiI Baptle, waiona ol 1 irofBorke, Idaho, arrived I   Mr. Steyn addnnad tha Boai    ■
. cn   here,    ll.e   first   IxblbltiOO  |,cre lart   WedncMUv.    He Intemll to '*■'*> Bn(1 '->■'■ ,,,"m  •*•» ""•*<  •■,l"  '"r
-I    1'     v lit        tha a  • ■* .      „ .^,. i* Mland his (utura home.
luiion- ...Ming (..ub  much    ippUuse,     \y, Mano and Mill Maud Kellar.an
Then   Mil   .-sine   M I   tllaj   ,„,„.,„„,, ncw facts,., ,|,c Imernation-
r.iie, Mr. Baptll   skating smile "K»in« ;„, lhi.    vr,K.    -rll„   Berlin   sisters  still
lour local   arliili.   In   this the   v»s'l-"  contlnuo to CBplivate thc audience wilh
tliemselvcf. returning IO Orange River
ihey   . mild.    Hb nnd
Gbneral  Dciiti   t.nk  300  ..I ihc  beet|
km * - wilh 11 bi.-h lo escape.
*»as   calily   a   winner.   An   cxl.ibition  tbeit chftrmir,K. »0tigs.
The   Nanaimo   Herald,   thc organ ol
the Labor parly at Naostmo, which  lm
People Who Want to Sec Greenland j
Must Get a Royal   Pfermlt
(irecnlan.l   is governed  in 1.  grand-1
motherly way by Danmark, but, as it!
COOllltlOl t. group ol OOlOBlU  win. 1,
WOtltd   not   under   any    1 in um-tinre*
attract many lourisis or traders, no out-
fiplalni n( th*. **\ lailveom ..(
the Daollfa lUtborltlet,   Trade alaays
bai born nnd still j- monopotlud by the
Itatc nul otily govenimen: vessels *rc
alloweJ lo st.il it. (.11 iiilaiul waters.
For foreign iravelcrs ||»0 lirrenland is a
rioted country, unless the traveler in
question bai beforehand obtained the
CENTRAL
Meat Market
Fresh and
Salt Meats,
Fish, Game,
Poultry and
Oysters.
e. vv. KERR
WASHINGTON   ST.

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