James B. McLachlan died in Glace Bay (b. 1869). A coalminer, union leader, labour leader, farmer and journalist, he arrived in Canada in 1902 to work at the Princess Colliery in Sydney Mines. He became a local leader in the Provincial Workmen’s Association (est. in 1879). He wrote in the Halifax Herald in January 1908, on the 149th anniversary of Robert Burns’s death, “The greatest political question of this century is how to distribute the enormous wealth that the ingenuity of the last century enables the world now to produce.” Later he was the leader of the largest union in the province — District 26 of the United Mine Workers. (Also see ‘The first issue…’, October 14, 1921.). (Photo: James B. McLachlan. Biography.ca).