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Tlio. Official   Organ   of  District   Xo.   IS
Vol. Ill No. 26
Fernie, B. C, February 22,-1905
Pottsville, Pa., Feb. 19.—Twenty
eight miners were imprisoned in
the Midvalley colliery, near Mount
.Carmel, by the breaking,of a,dam
of water which had formed a drift,
.which caused a rush of mud into
the gangway where the "men were
at-work. •'. All-day long a* party
of rescuers endeavored to reach
the entombed men and about 6 p.
' m. they 'were' given" encouragement
by the sound., of; digging' from the
inside. Later a. ' shot was' ' ais'o
heard, indicatingitha'tp\bp men
were at work', to "effect' their own
rescue arid'"£KatT"the"'air "fs"goo&T""
Among "t_e*„ien entombed* a're""a'
■number of, experienced t miners .and.
it is' believed that' it "will be' pbs-4'
sihle to effect a' rescue of all   the
men unless some should have met
death in the rush of,mud when the
dam broke' through the gangway.
Several? of .the 'raen are Americans;-
They are: P. Robert, miner, Mount
Carmel;      George    Smith,' driver,
Mount ;Carmel;;£Wri-*,."Tarley, leader.     Conbrs'ville, 'Jos.   McGovern,
starter,   ; Midyalleyj  Albert Ford,
•loader,     Mount    Carmel;    Charles
Becker,, miner, .Midvalley;. Oernard
Shannon,1 mirier,.;Midvalley.   ;.  »
. - i> .        ,.-
The     jther,  entombed   men   are
foreigners. ■• Tho men had been
employed' in Nq. 4 drift'bri the,
east side gangway driving a heading, \o the surface. The heavy
rains arid' thaw of the last-few'
days had caused a large amount
of water to accumulate in No. 2
drift and the pressure became so
heavy^ . that o it., finally.' (broke
through'and j,a great sea of mud
followed' into, the gangway where
the men were.at work. It filled
up for a distance of 350 feet and
it will be necessary bo dig through
the barrier of mud to get at' the
workmen from " n the direction.
Three .different- rescuing .parties
have'-been put to worti in an :endeavor to release the entombed
men. v,One. force -is digging away-
the great, bank of mud which fi.ll-
"edrthe'^headway;—another-gang- is"
engaged in driving a' headway
from an adjoining headway, ■ while
a third has been put to work at a
point near where the entombed
men were to have driven the heading to the surface from the gangway in which they are now im-'
prisoned.       ,.->?.. 4-,
Cincinnati, 0., Feb. 19.—The
danger line,' 50 feet was" reached
by. the.. Ohio, river here ;-'at--noon,
today 'and the rise ""continues.
Weather Forecaster^; Paster ;■ estimates the. crest -atv„52 |feet and
-said he expected the river to begin' falliri'jg by Friday.*1.'■•'■    *
Indianapolis, Feb.. 19.—The flood
situation.in  southern  Indiana   is
more serious.      Swollen' rivers' increased ■ their    depth- during   '' the
night and thousands  of addition-,
al'acres ,of Uowlandsvare. submerged.   At' Evarisville the Ohio is ris-.
ing an- inch an hour. ,. Rain   and
snow fell'   during'"'the  night'' and
was ' followed   by-,   a  cold ,,wind,
causing' much suffering, among the
refugees.          ■ '        *'■ ■■" " * •*■
 ■ O :——
Bellevue., arid Lille Collieries are
now running- aa:ain at full swing.
* * *
The Carbon Hill Coal and Coke
Co.,' are making a big stride ahead
they are, situated- at South Fork,'
Old Man River, near Blainriore._
They now employ about 15 men,'
under- the foremanship of Chas.
Chestnut.'' '•    .•■■".-.' '   -, .;'•,
* * *
The Galbraith "mine at Lund-
breck closed down on Monday
morning. The reason is that' they
have a large quantity of coal on
cars at Spokane, and cannot get
a sale. The close down affects
about 50 men. . "
.'Be  sure  arid,.arrange  to   be  at.
Pat - Miller's •■ ball in, the  Opera
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Ottawa, Feb., 19.—By an unexpected break of an 8u-pound lail
o: the Grand 'TrunK railway at
10.15' Saturday night, the regular
train' No'. -27, from n'loritreai to
Ottawa was derailed five .miles
east'of the capital. Engineer Parks
of Ottawa" J'_ast, and Fireman
William Robertson Hartin, of 238'
Frank street,' Ottawa, were icillod.
They" were'-' both, scalded ■ to death.
Rural" ->ean Tyler' of Aylirier"' and
Mrs. Tyler-were' ba'dly shaken'' up,"
and are'"in the hospital.-Conductor A. "J? Lealny, ot" Ottawa,' sus-
stained" severe cuts" about -the
head. Baggageman L:'_' C' Moore,
of Ottawa' ;'had his hands badly
cut.'' Expressman" F.'.'M.' Griffiths,-
Ottawa got his hand lacerated and
leg,bruised, while J. N. Mcintosh,1
Ottawa," had a'.leg injured slightly.,, A. D. McBride was , severely-
shaken.,. Outside' of these there
there..,were  no  other's suffered'.' .
Engineer. Parks; stuck to .his post'
heroically, and as the engine shot'
through ..the . air, shut off-steam
and put, on the .brakes,- thus'saving ot the ,, twenty-tw.6 passengers,
most "mirac\ilously. Then he le£t.
his cab" and
injured.__He-died at ■ the Ottawa'
hospital "at six this morning.'
. The fireman's btody was' found
lying.in the snow with life .extinct. He was 24 years of age,
and married but four months.'The
rail that-caused the accident is in
Superintendent Donaldson's^ office.
The-break is a clean' one, ■ with
no sign oi any previous weakness
whatever. .    - —.  . .
.      , — O * !	
; ■ Washington,,. Feb..-,.. HI.—Sera o'us
industrial disputes -, in. , prospect
.were.,- in., the . mind-.of president
Roosevelt, when he .wrote a letter
to the j interstate, commerce,-com-!
mission,;Iwnich; was-made, public.
The president's .-.letter-follows:-.. ••
White-Eoiise,, Washington, D. C.-,<
Feb. 19, i 1908-Tq .the "Interstate
Commerce Commission:.--.-I am informed that a number of railroad
companies have served notice of.a,
proposed!-reduction /of. wages .on
their employees. One: of.'these, the
Louisville?. , & Nashville, in, an-.
nouncing-£ the reduction, states'
that the,,'drastic laws, inimical to
the interests > of: .the, .-.railways/,
which-have in-the/past '■ year--or
two been, enacted by'congress'and
the. State, legislatures, are largely
crawled ' out fatally °? chiefly,-:responsible for the conditions: requiring,: the' reductions.
"Under such circumstances it is
possible that the public may soon-
be confronted-by, serious ..industrial
disputes,; and;, the; law. .provides
that in. .such .cases either party
may demand -.the"services-., of. your
chairman and .of the commissioner
of labor:as a board of mediation
and conciliation.    "       ■,....
"These reductions in wgges may
be warranted,- or they ;may ' not..
As.to.:'this, the. puhlic, which -is a
vitally- interested. party, can form
no judgment,.without, a more complete ,;.knowledge   of 'the„esseritial'
• Port  Arthur,  Feb.  20.—Dr Prin-\
gle, C. P. R.( doctor-at Schrieber,
was found dead in bed this morning.
Mis's E. Fletcher     recently with'
the Trites Wood Co., left for   the
Coast on Saturday last on' a ..visit
_, _. mkI f* i-£-wr**.ti n M J__.f **t*i_.*M H _> __-__
tu " iCift^X v ca-auu—-**vm*_t-*T •--	
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Kootenay  Fruit Lands
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WHY not buy a tun.or twenty acre fruit farm which v.i.ll yield you
from $300.00 to $600.00 profit per acre1 per year?  Situated in the
District with a most delightful climate and .splendid shipping"facilities.
Wc pay purchaser's expenses to look
over our land.     It StandS
Crow's   Nest   Pass   Snvestment' Co.,   Ltd.
Let h bridge,    Alberta n
THAT he is vory- pleased to-*
state that ' the telephone system
has greatly improved since his
previous remarks,
THAT "boys,'-"and yoxitho of ton-
dor years should not bo allowed
to either loiter or play in pool or
billiard rooms. It is very degener-,
atinglto their morals.■", \;        . ;;!
THAT thero should bo a now.
law passed that would prohibit
the open' gambling as now ear.
tied on, It is i temptation to
tho men who. see tthe games on,
Tho harm falls upon the wifo and'
family more' than the man who
gamblos. If the gamtia wore not
allowed so open, tho temptation
would be very much less,
• •   »
THAT the Mayor.is to bo congratulated on the prompt way in
which he closed the slot machines,
They only ran a fow hours,
THAT the voting contest on
the, popularity ol the Fernie ladies Rccms nn though it would
prove very interesting, Don't   be,
h&ihlul,     U'c won't  itll -n you,
• •   «   -
THAT it is a pity that "bogs
delight to bark and bite." We
were just enjoying the dog: sleigh
races. Can't we fence the racers
in, ana keep out tno dogs fruit
are not racing,
THAT he hopes thn management
of the rink will arungo to get at
least three instruments to play
two or three nights a week at tho
vfnfc, Rlrnifng wiMioiit mtufe. i<i
like a Galicinn wedding without
Yjt'.r nnd n   jnurd'*r.
THAT it seemn rather a pecular
thin** that police eommUnioners
have been appointed in all other
places but TernlB. What if the
reason.   It it v*ir« {-.tilling.
THAT he got an awful fright on
Thursday evening, when Hobort
Ganthony stopped onto tho stage.
Ho thought at ilrst that T, T. had
given up newspaper work nnd tak-
en to the stage;
*   *   ♦
THAT' anyone who .does not
realize the wonderful moral and
scientific lesson contained in ''Lit-
tlo Bo Poop" should consult
Hobert Ganthony.
• ■ •''•*'•"'
THAT . advance . press notices
stated .that Robert Ganthony Co.
performed before tho King and tho
Prince and Princess of Wales. It
may have, but if so thoir tastos
are more, forebcaring than ours,
The show was laughable, but very
ridiculous, and not at' all what
was expected.
,*   *   ♦
THAT tho subscriber who sent
us the criticism ro schools forgot
to .sign his namo, It is just as
woll as tho remarks are not at all
deserved. The children havo to
study thoir lessons at home. If
tho parents made them study them
properly it would be better for
both the children nnd the teacher,
who has a hard enough time at
tne ocii,
A Sampson has been in the
hospital this week, and is reported to be better.
Archio Farquharson left with an
.sjiiiSii.B iox xub tikyruiri at l.ew
Westminster on Wednesday.
Lima, Peru, Fob. 81.—Tho United battloship ileet steamed into
Dalleo at 8 o'clock; this morning,
lieception tendered' ofllcors and
moii was magniilcient and holiday
spirit prevailed, Voyage so far
has been completely froo from sor.
ious accident and' health of seamen been remarkably good,
.'. •.*■       ,'-.»♦» "■ a
St. Petersburg,'Fob.'.'21.»-Genor*
al Stoessol was sentenced, today,
Tho court' recofnmo,n'ded that his
sontoncb bo commuted' to ten yoars
imprisonment. ' '
■   ' ♦■• •
Washington')'''FeV 20.—Soriator
Latimer of South Carolina died
this morning.
London, Feb; SI.—Henry J, Cur.
tis, alleged to bo tho son of a
millionaire and, who has been employed as a bookkeeper at tho tan*
noiy of.Hon. 0. S, Hyman, ob-
taincd the combination of tho
unt'o last night and after taking
IjloOO in cash from tho safo, bought
a ticket for St. Louis. Just as he
was about to board the train the
•1 .   1 ,     1 < ,    , , •      ' 1   ■
*.t*t>.l   ,iuw-4ACi;<JL'i    *.»uu   »•«.,», Uulftli."
«'d, When Mr, TTyrnnn Wnn rtoti-
iled, he gave Curtis $20 nnd told
him to go to St.  Louis and try
to be honest in the future,
• » •
Roosevelt's * Message to hit
state BeorcJ—Demands:
. ; Investigation."'
facts  and, the'real  merits"
of    the
case than it'now has,, or than it
can possibly*^ obtain, t- from . the
special pleadings to'be put, forth
by each side in case„,their .dispute
Should ""bring, about,   n .Sftriniic    -Wi
terruption. to traffic
If the reduction .in wages is. due
to natural causes, the loss being
such that the"burden should be,
and is, ,equitably distributed between" the. capitalist and the wage-
worker, the public should know'
it. If it is caused by legislation,
the public and. congress should
know it, and, if it • is -..caused " by
misc.onduct* in- the -, past-, - financial
or other operations of any railroad,, then everybody should know
it, especially if the excuse of unfriendly legislation is advanced as
a method of covering up past bus-
iness 'misconduct by the railroad
managers, or as a justification for
failure to treat fairly tho wage'
earning employees of the com-'
pany. Moreover, an industrial
conflict between a. railroad corporation and its employees offers
peculiar opportunity to a small
number of evil-disposed persons to
destroy life and property and
foment public "disorder.
"Of courso, if life, property and
puldic ' orde.r „ro endrjigerad,
prompt and.drastic measures for
thoir protection becomes the first
plain duty. All other issues then
becomo subordinate to tho preservation of tho public peace and
tho real merits of tho controversy
is necessarily lost from view. This
vital consideration should be ever
kopt in mind by all law abiding
and farsighted members of labor
organizations. It .is sincerely to bo
hoped, therefore, that any wago
controversy that may arise between tho railroads and thoir em-
ployoos may And a peaceful solution through the methods of con-
dilation and" arbitration already
provided by congress, which have
provon so offeetivo during the
past year, To this ond tho com-
mission should bo in"'a position
to havo available for any board
of' 'conciliation and arbitration,
relevant data, pertaining to such
carriers as- may become involved
in induntrlal dlsputos, Should con*
dilation fail to effect a settlement
and arbitration1 be usod, accurate
information should bo nvailable
in order to dovelop properly in.
formed, piibliu opinion.
"I thersror« nsk you to-> make
such an investigation, both of
your records and by any other
means at your command, as will
onal.ilo you to furnish data con-
corning such conditions obtaining
on tho Louisville <_ Nashville and
other roads, as may rolato, direct,
ly or indirectly to tho roal merits
of the possibly impending controversy,
("'     j -
<'TT-TT,,OT>rmF,  1WOfl'F,VT,.T.TM
-Because   his
Seattle,    Fob,
!,,,"*„    ,,-ft.l   1-?,,*    ♦,.    .	
 *-al»w.i !«,,.,,
j from   him,     L. Asbury shot and
killed   her     Inst   night. He th«n
Tho     Vancouver    Athletic Club | imrnfrt th« gun upon himrelf nnrt
*•.' **■_)■■■•'" * w u   ~*» _M b__v. *__..' _■»
will hold, tho Amateur Champion
ship boxing tournament of B, 0.,
under permission of the P. U. A,
on March 5th and Oth. This event
will euiily t£.ke ftv»t place fjom
any other tournament of like nn*
tur* wr _lvon upon the <?o<rt,
AH events will Ve strictly amateur.
They offer ft» trophiei ^30.00 gold
medals for championships, and
$10.00 gold medal* to men qualifying for fl-aaJs. We have a spare
entry form, if required.
a bullet through bin head,
* ♦ *
. Cobalt, Feb., Sl.-Joserh
Miheault is dend from Jniurip-i re.
'■<\vM by n trr*. falling on him
while onr'ap-M in woo-1 ehnpr-intr
'H (li.* I,i:»!„ Hi. w:«h «tlJ yfirs n1
nn-n anrl 1n,tvon a viiie and fctr
small Phildien.
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■n,'* the L, O. L. nt Wrnrin thU
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Kerolr. B.C. *>
Just' to ..hand/-a  handsome  line, of Ladies' White
'"".'~, Muslin, .Underwear  consisting' of
••;.-'•"•     - -:"' ": - Coi*_et -Covers "
..'..;' ° ,P;. '." '   Drawers J". - s   ,'. ■
Chemise  V
<- ■'-.." Night Dresses''.-
and Shirts  :        :
Children's White arid Colored
Dresses    in    great    variety
Your  Inspection   Invited
The ' Trites-Wood   Co.,
Tho presbytery of Kootenay assembled in St. Paul's church this
morning for the annual session
with the following clergy present:
Rev, H. R. Grant, of Fernie, Moderator, Rev. M. D. McKco, Greenwood, Rev. T. J. McLeod, Grand
Forks, Rev. S. Lundy, Phoenix,
Rev. C 0, Main, Cranbrook, Rev.
A, Kenmuir, Slocan, Rov, M. Dan-
by, Nakusp, Rov. W. R. Ross,
Midway, and Rov, T. J. Ferguson,
.Nelson. There wero also present
W. T, McCroo, of Moyio, and R.
A, McOonnell, Fort Stoolo, studunt
missionaries, and Capt, D. C, Mc-
Morris, socrotnry,
Rev, J, T, Ferguson wa» elected
moderator in succession to R«v:
K. R. Grant,
At a sorvico this morning tho
rotiring moderator preached a
sermon dealing with the charges
of Pharisaism sometimes made
against tho church, in tho courso
of which he.said! "The defects oi
Christian character are more fr|r
quently duo to immaturity than
This aftornoon's session was devoted to consideration of the financial probloms of the presbytery,
This evening's meeting will bo
open. Rov, A. Kenmuir, ot Slocan,
will deliver an address on Japan,
ut the closo of which tWo will be
nn informal reception by the ladies of tho congregation.--Nelson
—. 0	
A couple of practice games have
Dc«u piayea mm weex. lue iast
one on VJpdnr'id.'g' lU'lu't-cu ihc
following rinks:
T, H. Whelan
A  C, Liphardt,
H, Brown,
W. J. Bltmdcll, skip. 15.
Geo, Henderson,
R. Buthie.
0. N. Ross, skip. 0.
Some good work was noticeable
.aid a rink will be sent to Cranbrook. The ice is not yet in very
r*ood shape for curling*, but with
a little more practict- on good ice,
a first clafiB rink ran be picked
irom hire The above score is no
indication of the merits of the
Curlers, as the !*?■» war, 'loo rough
for good work,
Mr. and Mrs, L. P. Eek»t#m
went to Kingsgate on Monday.
Messrs. Lockhart & Gillespie
Now Open for Business
Messrs Lockhardt & Gillespie's
now storo in tho Beck Block is one
cf tho cleanest looking and brightest stores hero. Thoy make a very
tasty and careful display of the
various goods which thoy handio.
Thoy say:
Our r- promises aro lighted very"
abundantly by gasoline light, and
la as bright at night time, as iu
tho day. That is a very necessary
and important, factor in any bus*
inoss, more especially. our line,
as you can see what class of
goods you arc gutting at night
Wo carry an up-to-date and
largo stock of Clothing, Furnishings, Hats*, and Caps, which is
carefully selected,
We have a neat and complete
shoo department in the rent- of the
store, which will cover tho needs
of all classes,
Wo make a specialty of working*
men'B goods in all lines.
We have n special measure department, in connection with
which we carry a very large and
choice selection of snmplos, from
which you can choose a spring
or summer suit or overcoat, and
guarantee a perfect fit,  combined
*"Hb    nn   tin-tA-Hnt"   fl»i,Mi    fc     p"1
suits ordered from us.   '
We will be pleased to have you
call ia and nee our stock whether,
you want to buy or not.
0   *     ■ '■—
At the Methodist church Fernie,
on Tuesday, nn **ntrTtn*tnme*nt. on-
titled "In His Steps," was given
by Mr. Carnegie. It consisted of
Hfiins of magic lantern slides illus-
trating the Rev. C. M. Sheldon'-*
popular work. Following this a
number of moving pictures were
thrown upon thu screen. During
th* eventnp Win-i B. Pearson aang
"Where in "my wandering hoy tonight," nilu<itr*it**d ) On WAdn<":-
day, Mr. Cnmetfir gnve Dicken's
"ChrUtmns Carols" as the flrst
part of his programme folio win/*
this with another net of mnvmr-*
pictures, The first programme was
rep+ated nt the Methodist church,
Coal Creek Thursday *>V(»*nin«*,
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BXSXSUCS LEDGER* BBftte.  *.  0. F£B&«ftft?    qttfe,  lOT*
True to His Promise—Cushing Makes na Bones and Electrifies
the House with His Speech—Miners. Interests Receiving
Every Attention-Eight; Hours Bank to Bank
Edmonton,   Alberta,  Feb. 13.—
Special   to    the District Ledger—
Tbe past week has. been an eventful 'one in the legislative assembly
of] Alberta, arid after three weeks
of! jockeying for a start the mem*
bers seem to have at last gotten.
a-way.     Several masters of large
importance have been handled , in
debate and all the legislation that
is' to come before the house is now
practically   on    the order papers
and ready for the usual .treatment
while a great deal of it is along
. to     the   three-quarter   post   and
about     ready for, the finish.     A
couple   of  days . was  spent      this
week in   what     might be termed
campaign advertising, and this of
course, was waste time so far   as
actual  tangible results were'eon-
cerned, but it is " supposed to   be
necessary in a way as it is.calculated, by the politicians at least,
to show where the other party is
atv'on     several   of the important
questions    of, the    day.  For   instance,   Robertson     and Herbert,
two  opposition , members brought
in' a resolution on Monday,, which
said, in   effect,    that the govern-
•mpnt  of Alberta  should purchase
the north and south lines of railway     in    AJberta,    which would.
mh t-iw £• g P: torn -MeLepd to
..jEdmontojij    a-ad.   should build a
the nort_
road from Edmonton xo
country, which would mean an extension "of the same road to the
northern boundary cof the province at Fort McMurry. The opposition cited that' such an enterprise in the hands of the government would give competition by
providing a line cross-cutting all
t_e transcontinental, and that it
ch'eap lumber as it would open, the
timber areas in the northern part
of the province.
In introducing the resolution,
the opposition had no hope, of
course that it would carry, but
the intention was to put the government on record as being opposed to the policy. In so doing it is
supposed that they are striking
the government   in   a vulnerable
" spot. - The idea is that the;Rutherford crowd aro claiming' to be
the simon-pure govemment-ownor-
ership disciples, and that by introducing a resolution which the
government will , have to vote
down, the conversatives thereby
disprove these claims and furnish
a parliamentary record which can
be used in tho next campaign as
literature for tho agricultural market. If it had been tho'liberals
that were in tho opposition and
tho conservatives on the treasury
benches the same sort of motions
would undoubtedly be brought in
in tho same way and for.,tho same
This is tho kind of horseplay
that takes up by far the larger
part of tho time of every lcgiala-
turo and parliament, and it is tho
stuff that tho party press dish up
day after day to thoir readers as
a sort of a food for fans, Tho
cost is a triilo high, but it scorns
to natisfy tho martlet, and as long
as that is tho cane it is probable
that- tho cheerful practise of' four-
flushing will continue,
In this particular inBtanco, tho
cost was a littlo higher, than usual, as it took two entire days to
get past this one resolution. The
conservatives pictured , in glowing
terms the advantages that would
accrue from provincial ownership
of such a railway line and the liberals answorod by, arguing the re*
solution to death on-the ground
that It was a matter for federal
and' not provincial action, that
the time was not opportune, that
the cost would probably bankrupt'the province, and that for a
hundred and forty other reasons,
all of which have been heard from
other governments before who
have been forced to vote against
something that they did not want
to vote against, that this was
not the right thing to do, ' The
debate having been duly reported
ia the press and the members having got rid of their bratoriai ef*
fenreaeenee, John T, Moore, the
buiieombe member from fted Deer,
Anally moved an amendment
which meant nothing at all, and
the house divided on -party lines,
the original resolution which
meant nothing- going by the
boards and the amendment whioh
meant less carrying1.
Another of /the ' same class of1
legislation was the liquor amend*
went, wblr-h T>rm Welhr-rt intro-
dieed in the form of a bill, and
which is intended to serve tbe
same purpose, namely, to furnish
campaign ammunition, Helbert, in
the bill he brought in, proposes
to apply what is known as the
Georgia law to this province; thftt
is to say, he would do away with
saloons altogether and substitute
dispensaries for tho distribution of
boose, to the thirsty by government-appointed dispensers, at a
price Axed by law and based on
the cost of the firewater,
In this connection there is quite
a bit of underground history which,
the outsider might.miss although
he heard all the debate, but which,
is nevertheless interesting.       The
Alberta government is supposed to
be'    in ' 'a   somewhat    paradoxi-
straiglit-away,      dyed-in-the-wool
prohibitionist,    as is   also Moore
arid' "several   others, and Euther-
ford'is smillingly   aquiescent   toward; the   prohibition party,    although Ke has never been recorded
as saying .that he or his government would foster any such legislation      At the same time Cross,
the    attorney-general   is   credited
with,  having   the liquor inter*»ots
lined up into about as .effective a
piece of political machinery .as-exists in Canada today,.and by virtue    of   several acts  which have
been passed in the last couple ot
sessions there is little doubt' that
he has the hotel.men of the province where they have to be good
and come through when the campaign fund needs a.little lubricant
or    else   place ,.themselves in the
petition of being what the insurance men call a "bad risk."     In
other words, the Rutherford crowd
are playing both ends.against the
middle on the liquor question,' and
up to the hour of going to- press
.they_are getting away with it.
also noticable " that 't^e? morning
after the> eight hour bill came up.
for its second reading,' that Cushing had business of such great importance in Calgary that he had,
to leave the session and go down
to look after it, and the gossip is
that the operators are having an
indignation meeting at which they
want to tell him what they think
of a , government that will pass
legislation like that. There is
not much danger, however, that
they will jar Cushing very much
as he does not belong to the
quitting family and he has taken
hold of the law with the idea that
it goes through; °
His speech in support of the
bill is here given in full and it is
well worth reading as it gives
some statistics which it would be
pretty lucky if more members of
parliament were familiar, with.
The evidence before the coal commission showed, he said, that the
length of time constituting a
working lay in the Alberta mines
varied considerably. The large
proportion of the men engaged in
getting- out coal- work- not -more
than-eight hours* per, day, -those
under contract to a certain extent-
regulating their own hours. There
had been-substantial agreement in
the statements-of the j men before,
the coal ■ commission that eight
hours underground-work, was sufficient for any man.
The toil was arduous, and was
done in darkness, which was only
made visible by the feeble light of
a safety lamp. The air was bad
and very often the temperature in
which the men worked-was very
high. Miners were-subject to diseases which<nien who-worked in
the open air were not'subject to.
Altogether, the work underground
was,: disagreeable . and laborious.
The, bill before the Housed provides for . a working, day'of .eight
hours bank to: bank.. (Applause.)
fore complaingofr excessive govern^! I
mental interference. .^T?  '?:?*f:
°The purpose of Heibert's motion
of course, was to catch them at it
and   show them up.   If he Could,
force    the   government     to   vote
down   the    Georgia law, then, he
would be in a first class position
to  appeal to  the, prohibition element for support at the next election.   However,  he  has  not    got
to put them on record. The speaker  allowed him  to bring his bill
in and   to   - get   it past the first
reading, but when it came to the
second reading it was dramatically discovered that the bill provided that the cost of the dispensaries should be. defrayed out of the
general   revenue   of the province.
As it  is unconstitutional for the
opposition  or  anyone  else except
the government to originate legislation which  contemplates  spending money, the bill was declared
out of order, and Don had to go
way back and sit down. Next,  of
course, he will bring in the same
idea' in the shapoi of a resolution
and the other house will spend two
or throe days masticating the textile with precisely the same result
in this case as in all the others. Incidentally,  a party issue for   tho
noxt campaign will have been conceived and born.     The party papers will    wet-nurse  it throughout
the next two yaars and tho electors
will be' asked to declare it legiti-
mako then they go -to the ballot
box at the noxt election.
Coming to tho main question;
tho eight hour law was brought in
for its second reading on Tuesday
evening and tho speech which
Cushing mado in" support of it was
by all.odds the best thing of tho
session. Simonds. also came up
like a littlo man and mado a cod-
icilo to Cushing's address which
sounded liko tho real thing, Robertson and Hoibort tho opposition,
woro for it strong and tho south-
cm members, although thoy have
not been heard of yet, but thoir
silence are giving consent,.. In fact
no one seems to have a word to
say against it, as far as can bo
seen • .on the , surface. , Surface
•howings, however, are not al*
ways safe indications, and in this
particular ease the surface indications are'.' only .hiding a pretty
sharp struggle underneath. Not
that the government is averse' to
passing the aet, because the government' iv not'only averse to
passing the aet but it is in deadly -tamest'Jn its anxiety' that it
should pass, but for probably the
first time in the history of labor
legislation in Canada, or for that
matter   in   America,   we have a
fovernment in the act of passing
egislatton which if left to the vote
of the house might end up entirely different, In every other ease
where 'Concessions were wrested
from governments the agitation
came irom the outside and when
it became so clamorous that it
could no longer be disregarded the
J/yllllCiuii. UtrUuti 41 polloy  of 11 U-Utl    ilS.*"}"
In reply to the suggestion which
has been made that there, should
be a working day of eight hours
at the face of the mines because
the mines differ very, much in1 the
distance of the working face from
the shaft, I would point out. that
going to- the working face of the
mines is' a necessary part of the
miner's daily. . pupation.. There
•weife'sometimes long .distances'. or
underground walking, in; a stoopr
ing position before the - Working
face was reached, - arid frequently
the" miners, after their walk, had
to sit down to rest before actually .beginning_jheir work, j   j '^ __
The greater part of the time, o~c-~
cupied in getting to^ the working
face ought therefore to'be included in'the eight hours of.,work. ■" I
think eight hours long enough for
any miner 'to be, engaged at work
in subterraneous . gloom. The men
have pointed out how in the short
days of winter they would go
down the pit in the morning before it was light, and would not
come' up again until after the sun
had . gone down. Day, after, day
they would go down, .spending
their lives" in darkness, both above
and below ground, and that has
a very depressing effect upon their
constitution. I think there is a
great deal in that '' contention
coupled with tho .fact that while
down tho pit tho' miner was" faced
with tho daily dangers and "difficulties of his occupation.
From the health point of view
there is no need to arguo the bill.
With rogard to tho wages' of the
worker, thoy would always depend
in ,tho long run upon his output.
It any body thought this proposed reduction of tho hours would
increase tho domand for workmen,
and therefore would Increase wagon, I hope that idea would bo dispelled, becauso it was quito certain from an economic point of
view, that a man's wages wotild
dopond in the long run upon his
. This point will bo dealt with
whon wo discuss later on tho question of output.
I think the demand for this legislation by so large a number of
men, who live by coal mining,
ought to have the greatest respeot
paid to it by this House, I do not
think the men want shorter hours
to damage the trade by which
they "live, but rather to cultivate
to ..some extents the amenities . of
home'life; to improve themselves
mentally; and to enable them to
take a still' more active share in
public life in which they already
ta)tV a .'prominent' part,
Kant of the men in their evidence before the coal commission
wished to have more' time in or*
dor 'to improve themselves by
study hr the evenings. A man
who had to get up at five o'clock
in tbe morning to go to work for
ten hours underground could not
be fit at the close of that period
either physically or mentally for
anything in the nature of educational'pursuits.
A large number of those employed in the mines were young men.
For them it was absolutely neees*
Austria was the first country to
legally regulate the hours of workers in coal mines arid in 188*4 prescribed a- limit to the miners'
work. shift; '.. a ' limit which was
greatly reduced by a subsequent FEitNlE,
law passed in June, .1901.
The French act. brought " into
effect ,in 1905 provided that the
hours of work in mines should be
gradually, reduced from their present , number1 to eight hours per
day. The proposed British bill of
1907 followed this example. That
bill stated that the hours of work
below ground in coal mines should
be gradually reduced till they
reached the limit of eight hours.
A bill in: the spring of the year
went as. far as the second reading,
but. it was finally' decided not to
hold any. legislation.until the report, of the .imperial coal commission was. received. ..When parliament .met, again in August      the
question was. deferred.until     the
session; of-.this'year, when   there
is every reason to believe that this
legislation will be passed. 7. .""*.•  i
.. Germany had also stringent colliery , legislation."?  The""   German
government^ realized'that in the
high 'temperature   * of  "pits, .six
hours'was long enough to'.be.er_*
ployed "underground.  The law   in
Holland, "came into force November list;. 1906, and provides for' a
nine    hour day.      After, 'January
1st, "1908, 8^ hours a day.'    In
Holland ' they    reckon   the    time
from'the beginning of the descent
to    the  beginning   of the   ascent.
The law. provides that persons-at
work   where -the temperature exceeds   86   degrees   Fahrenheit   or
where, very great' inconvenience is
suffered     from water, should riot   w. B, Hcbb. K. C.
remain,   below     longer- than   six
hours a day.
In Belgium a commission was
appointed last year to enquire into this subject and.their report is
being awaited with" considerable
interest.   ■" " ■   v':   ,'
In the United States of America
established constitutional difficulty has made it difficult to reru-",
late the hours of labor. In ehdeav.-
oring to frame any such laws'the
state legislatures of the. United
States are confronted'by" the possibility . oi reconciling, Bueh laws * BARRISTER,
with' the provisions of the' constitution which. prohibit them, from
doing anything to impair the
right of individuals to make contracts. Laws' in this sense have
therefore been "declared uri.consti.tu-
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arising from the outside seems to
be from the operators, and believe
me they are hollering for fair,
Some of the notes, wires and mes*
ni>nr»*>*i tTn*tt havo "bee*** refMve-3
during the past three ior four days
would make pretty sploy stuff if
handed out (or publication, but
tbe capitalists, in exact opposite
to labor, do their kicking Bub*
rosa .and these things never get
into print, It is free gossip
around the lobby and hotels, how*
ever, that the operators aro after
Cross's ocalp.for the compensation
act and that they intend to make
a dead sat o'a him at the next
election for what they consider the
most   unkindtst  cut of all; it is
eoluittly necensKury to -give th.*m
some little brightness and hope
while they were still young, if
they wore to develop that vigorous manhood upon which the
fnreeo nf tVio nn-Hen rented, hut
the desire for mental improvement
and intellectual progress was arrested if not absolutely stifled by
reason of the long hours and onerous conditions under which they
It is also clear that the institution of a legal limit ol the working day of coal miners cannot be
r«f*;ftrdi«d an heing out of harmony
with tho modern tendency of labor legislation in other countries,
and in view of this fact the coal
owners    of   Alberta cennot there-
(1)—Where a.state or the federal
congress has legally limited the
hours of labor on work done for
the government which is in such
cases in the position of master
and a third party does not intervene to disturb' the making of a
lawful contract; .,
, (2)—Where the work is done under unhealthy conditions, in which
case the federal government, under the "police powers" conferred
on it by the constitution, can, in
tho interests of public health, compel or sanction the emorcement of
measures to protect it.
The Supreme court of the United States has asserted the right of
the federal authorities to enforce
the limitation of hours of labor in
certain mines where ' poisonous
fumes arise, but has refused to include coal mines in the same category, bo that tho legal imitation
of hours in coal mines in tho United States would appear to bo
As a matter of fact tho eight
hour' day is in forco in tho coal
mines ovor a largo part of tho United States, and more than half of
tho bituminous coal produced is
mined under such conditions, Tho
states of Arizona, Maryland, Missouri, Montana and Wyoming
passed legislation restricting the
hours, but in a majority of cases
tho oight hours has boon secured
by trade union effort;        -
Furthor, in several of tho countries of Europe, the mine owners
have bougtu I'crinission to reduce
tho timo occupied in winding the
men by increasing the number riding in. each cage,'and increasing
the speed ih the shaft; and the
authority as"fas as possible ' acceded to their requests, In' m*ny
eases at collieries-when a considerable proportion of the men had
long distances to travel 'underground ' to their working plaoes,
new ■hafts nave been sunk. »peel*
fleally for "the purpose of lowering
and rafting the men, in. order to
shorten the distances travelled.
;«^"Jm!*nln»:law of Mew 2M.l--d
1880 declared that no man'or boy
shall be employed over 48 hours a
week, nor more than sight hours
a day, exeept in ease of emergen*
ey (and no female is to be employed at all), The Coal Mine
arts of 1801 made 48 hours a
week's work for men, and the
aot of 1001 says that the miner
shall not be employed underground for any longer period, in
any day than eight liours, . .
. The juiitish Columbia aet was
annr-rtlefl to T>V>runry 10th, 1004,
and' wan fixed to eome into force
on the first day of June, 1005, it
enacted that no person shall be
employed underground In any coal
mine ^for   more than eight hours
ty four hours,
solicitor,  etc:
He-demon Block/ Fernie
T-a-thfl. majority_o_f_rr^nj;
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It has been suggested, of course
over and over again, that restric
tion of the hours of labor might
bft obtained elthnr by the voluntary notion of ihe employers or by
the efforts of the trade 'union* hi.
stead of by legiplation. In this
nrovince in one or two small min-
e« fight hours has been ernnted
by  voluntary  action  of the *m*
?s°H?has bee_ fi_ed 'by agrwroent
between   the   operators" and the
unions. . ,j
On the other hand the unions
have seldom been able to fix the
same hours all over the province
so as to put employers all upon
the same footing. Theresult being
that the hours of labor in tho
mines of this province vary considerably. • I think it is safe to
say that we may reject voluntary
concession as Utopian. The efforts
of trade unions on tho other hand
has proved itself to be expensive
not only to the men employed and
to the employers, but the consumers of this province, as witness in
the appalling strikes that in the
past have been found necessary to
bring the owners and men to an
agreement, . I think it is well
within tho mark to say that practically all advocates of the eight
hour days in the province of Alberta are in favor of obtaining it
by law. It is certainly desirable
that there should bo general uniformity.
An illustration of the effect, of
this lack of uniformity camo out
in tho investigation carried on by
tho Alberta coal commission, the
facts of which are as follows:— ■
Mr, Charlton Dixon, manager of
tho Canada West Coal and Coko
company, of. Tabor, favored a uniform system. This mine' employs
130 men underground and 22 men
above and it.has a daily output
of 250 tons. The hours of that
mine are.sot by agreement .and
are eight hours at the'face with,
half an -our for dinner. >>
. Mr., Dixon was asked for suggestions by the Bon, Chief Justiee
Sifton, chairman of the eoal com:
million,, and he replied: "We cannot afford to :work,under present
conditions, For the .'eight hours of
work we pay higher wages ,tha»
our biggest competitor, We pity
for tho coal as mined at a fetter
rate'while our competitor pays tot
it as screened. ■ With a handicap
of two hours and.less wages it is
going to be such that it will be
prohibitive for us, In the selling
of our eoal we cannot buck
against a place that has a developed mine; that has a pretty
good outlay in the way of machinery, and allow them to work
two hours more every day and
pay less wages than we do," He
had in mind tbe Lethbridge mine.
By the Chief Justice:—
Q.*—That.would bs an argument
in favor of making a legal day in
*    V * J *> 4-1 •*/>-'»»
Q,—Suppose ths law were put
in such shape that eaeh mine in
this province should be run the
same number of hours, would that'
place you in a more satisfactory
A,—Yes, sir.
Q.—Regardless of what ths hour*
A.—Yes, Just make them all
alike. Put us all on the same
Q.—You think that would be
It thoroforo Mem* to me. Mr,
Speaker, that we aTe not going
too far in legislation when we are
{•ranting to the miners of Alberta
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. To t_e Editor District Lodger,   ^
J Fernie, Jan 10,  1908.
. 'Dear Sir:
;Being a devotee of R. .Blatch-
ford, and feeling as I do; that he
has been a saviour, a guide and a
benefactor to»me, with your kind
permission I would0 like to put
plain facts before the Ledger readers so that they may. bo able to
judge for themselves whether the
misrepresentations which are being scattered abroad in Fernie
just now concerning Blatchford are
true-or false; What is the true
standard to measure any religion
.by; is it not the good it confers
on.the human race, and if this be
true of religions; is it not equally
true of individuals; and let me say
that Blatchford judged by that
standard far surpasses a large
number of those who are making
vain and frantic and weak efforts
to. misrepresent- him; was it not
Blatchford who gave up a position
and , suffer for ' humanity; how
many of his critics would do the
sarnie; judging from the past we
should say not many; has he not
Jor the last 20 years;- stood" for
the rights of the .whole instead
of a privileged few; has he not by
~yjSice~SSS^ pen   opp~b^S~Eings_ip7~
lordship, and- priestship _. and    the
shallow  imperialism   and  militarism; has he not worked for univer-
' sal brotherhood and freedom; for
union against division; for collective ownership instead of private
ownership; and for humanity <>. always; is he not working to stop
the systematic manufacture of
sinners; and is not,that the place
where men should devote their
energies and intellects; does he not
always raise" his voice for the
-wronged and the oppressed and if
it be true. that by their fruits ye
shall know them and if it be also
true that there be a judgment day
and men are judged according to.
the sympathy arid help rendered
to. those less fortunate; I would
sooner: take my chances with
Blatchfords noble and heroic past
than present a" life that has been
lived in tho skies praying and
•dreaming for the,,' milonium to
dawn; instead of getting down and
rubbing shoulder to shoulder with
men and helping to bring it instead of viliflng him as thoy do.
Does not Whittier say to worship
rightly is to love each other, and
did not Confucius Bay; if ye cannot nerve men whom ye have seen:
how can, ye serve God whom ye
have not seen and is not Blatchford working for such a consuma-
tion why then miRroprosont him,
and sit in condemnation upon
him; my advico to all thoughtful
young men is, got his books road
them for yourselves and use your
own mind dn them and don't be
mislead by what Emerson turns
"retained attorney" who only
looks on tho permitted side.
Yours respectfully,
Ik AieriMi. to He Mitiapl Mis*
Art Caise fw Wirry
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Quite a deal of bother is being
stirred up in. Victoria because the
bill to amend the Municipal elections Acts now.before the legislative assembly so defines "householder" that it is impossible ° to
qualify as a voter on a two-dollar dog tax. It is said at the
capital many ladies are such determined . suffragettes that they,
pay dog-tax in their own names
on the family cerberus in order to
mark their ballots for the municipal candidate of their, choice.
There is a legend, indeed, that one
dame, being a member of a family which .was' not "doggy," somewhat ingeniously took out a license in respect of a china oirna-
ament alleged to represent " the
faithful canine. What is probably
a variant , of' the same myth asserts that another would-be voter,
lacking even a china dog, be-"
thought herself of the baby's
Teddy bear. Now 'people who value the franchise so highly as this
are not likely, to take the loss of
the privilege, very lightly and
there is miich ado about the. government's proposal. It is adding
insult to' injury that a Vancouver
member should-strike this blow at
quite , understood ' at the capital
that the unenviable task is in Mr.
Bowser's hands because no Victoria man ;would have dared to
shoulder ..it. To people in other
cities, of course, cities where the
clog has not been raised to the
dignity of a voter's qualification,
the bill is simply a very useful
and .. necessary measure properly
enanating from the : office of the
attorney-general and principally
designed *fco' consolidate a number
of previous acts. Down in the sad,
city by the sea, however, it is likely to forever known as the "Bow-,
ser Bow-wow Bill."—Nelson News.
Will be Lessened by the timely Use of Dr.
"For several winters past my
wife has been troubled with a
mont porslstont and disagreeable
cough, which invariably extended
over a period of several weeks
and caused her many sleepless
nights," writes Will C. Hayner,
editor of tho Burley, Colo., Bulletin. "Various remedies-were tried
each year, with no beneficial results. In Novomber last the
cough again put in an appearance,
and my wife, acting on the tug-
go«t)on of a friend, purchased a
bottle of Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. The result wat; indeed
marvelous. After three doses ths
rough entirely dif.apperaed and
has not manifested itself !-ince."
This remedy is for sale by all
How much money is wasted on
useless medicines. How much time
is   lost;   how   much pain endured
simply because you    do not find
the right medicine to start with.
Take the earnest advice of thousands who   speak from experience
in   favor   of Dr.     Williams' Pink
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money,  nnd above all, will   find
perfect   health,   Proof of this    is
found in tho statement of Mr, J,
A, Roborgo, a well knowk rosident
of   Lachinc, Que.,, who says;     "I
am a boatman, and consequently
exposed      to     all   conditions   of
weather.   Thin exposure bogan to
toll on my health.   . The cold lead
to    woakness,   loss   of   appetite,
pains   in   tho limbs and sido,     I
tr ed   sevoral   medicines but they
did not help   me,     My condition
was growing worso and a general
breakdown   threatened,      I slept
poorly- at night and lost much in
weight, and began to fear that X
was drifting into chronie invalid*
ism,   One  day  while    reading  a
newspaper I waB attracted by tho
statement of a fellow sufforer who
had been cured through the use ot
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.     I had
spent much money without getting
relief, and I hated to spend more,
but the     cure was, so convincing
that I decided to give these pills
a   trial.        I am now moro   than
thankful that I did uo.    After the
first couplo of  weeks  they began
to    help me,   nnd in sovon weeks
after I bnpnn     the ritllq T wni n«
well as ovor I had boon. I am now
coiiviucoi taat had I tried       Dr.
Williams' rink Pills at the outset
I would not only havo been spared much suffering, hut would have
saved monoy an well,"
Rich red blood i« the* riirr- <*or
inofet of the ailments that afflict
mankind. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
artually mako new rich blood.
That in why they cure mich common ailments as anaemia Jdigfls.
tion, rheumtiti'im, neuralf.ln, h»avt
rmlpltition, crps-itielns, n'-in troit.
. i ?-.
if?!',.   r.idenchfi   end other ill*?     of
■ J'lrlhnn.-l   /lip   «yo:* "**nb»;*vl The
' p'lli nrc «f>]rl )-: r.M ••-.-I *■"-<■,'. o d*nl*
s ers or by mall nt ."i1"! cent* a box
.or six 'lores for R3..10 fiom The
iDr, Williams* WHIeine Co., Brock,
ville, Ont.
;0 f '
(Continued from page, 2.)
by ' legislation ' the same advantages .that have been granted in
France, Austria, ■ Holland, Australia; New Zealand, British' Columbia-and in view of the proposed
legislation in Great Britain.
."Now, with, regard to the employers—the operators of this province "claim' that an eight hour
day from' bank'to bank will reduce the output by ten- per cent.
Experience, however, does not
show that such has been the case,
as the ■ following examples will
show; "' --,   >'■
",-_a" 1901 the number of persons
employed below and above ground
in Austria were 59,591 and 22,-
473,509 tons of lignite coal .were
produced., In 1905, 53,189 . people were employed and the production .was 22,692,076 tons. .Thus
while, the, number of people employed had' decreased by 12" per
cent, the output, increased by 218,-
567 tons.
Previous to the passing of an
act in ' 1872'boys were employed
underground in some of the large
mines in England for eleven and
twelve hours. . At that time there
was a great outcry respecting any
reduction. Petitions' were made to
the' British parliament stating
that,the industry.would be ruined
if tliare were any. alterations in
the number of hours. The hours
wero reduced, however, and yet the
output of coal today is larger
than in the days when the hours
were, longest.
In this, connection I may say
that .the, imperial coal commission
in their report last year stated:
"We'.cannot but conclude that an
hour'st-work on the men, employed
in East and West Scotland, -North
umfcsrland and Durham, where the
hours arc shortest, is more effective than it is in Lancashire and
South Wales, where ' the hours'are
longest." ■ -".
An eight hour day was established by agreement in some of
the South ' Yorkshire mines about
1859, Iu 180'J""t-ie general secretary to the Master's Association
stated"as ''a fact that cannot be
disputed, that the production tinder the. eight hours, system that.
has " been introduced into the
South Yorkshire district, is-g'reat-
lv_.in_P5rcp^i rti-i=c=-i,rV»rt 4- -.„•..« ~..«,	
- u~ ~- -* -, ——.. w„ *._tfcw — w tls—CVCl"
produced .uy an equal number of
men when the men worked twelve
or thirteen hours." He went on to
attribute this "to the .greater energy and steadiness with'.which
men worked on the shorter shift.
The statement is found in the report of the Social Science association on trade societies, 1860 page
There was a,time not long distant in England when the tunr-loy-
ment of women in the work,of the
mines was before the imporiul parliament, and at that time the
coal barons (many of them baronets) showed-some anxiety, as to
whether the reform then proposed
would not reduce the production
and militate against the industry.
That was at a time when men,
women and * children all worked
together under ground in a half
naked condition with hours of
labor usually i leven, twelve and
sixteen and sometimes mere.'I recall this incident,' Mr. Speaker, in
order to point the moral that the
dangers some saw in legislation of
this kind ,wore not so great as
they might appear.
In the district of North Wales a
largo coal producing fluid in the
old country, there had been a decrease of nearly 750 men omploy*
ed ia the course of the year 1906,
yet the production had risen by
more than 1,500,000 tons. Thus
whilo the people employed had fal-
len in numboro tho tomuge had
increased by more than 7 J per
cent,, and that in a district where
tho moro oasily worked ;.*iine3 wire
very rapidly indeed giving pway.
Tako Britain as a wholo
according to tho returns for tho
year 1000, the number of people
employod had incroa'jod by !if por
cont,, while tho output lUd* in-
cronsod by 0{ per cent. Hub in-
croitsc may bo accounted for to
somo oxtent by tho use of modem
applinncos. It ohows Hint tho
productivity of .nan coupled with
tho enterprise of the emplyyoro in
using modern, science and inventions and keeping face with mod*
ern requirements had been in*
creased by both, parties pulling together to meet existing needs.
Ag-Aln whon we -,ook ut New
Zealand we find a wimllar condition of affairs,     In 1(180 (he out*
J?"} n°.fncoal m Mow EnftlAnd was
; 634,353 tons and in 1000 1,720,*
,530 tons were produced. With
j the oxeo-Dti ,.,  1880)
j there has been a steady increase in
tho output of coal from the mine*
; of that Dominion year nftor year.
I     In  1004  the  output   or cnnl     U\
i British   Columbia    vmn \ ,253,628
, ton.*,,   hi iMtf  ..»<! >c_t  tiiia eight
hour   act   enmo into force, there
I was produced 1,384,312 ton*,    a
larger amount than haB ever been
i produced m any year since 11)02.
I wi'-lit  point  out  too  that    tho
-.aii'iii'io    cni'm-'iit's     were    riof-cd
down     for a number"   or  months
■tuilnfi  1005 on account of lnhor
dinimtflh. In 1000 th<> output v:n»
1,rM7,n03    tons, n l«n;.*r 'tiuouiit
tliiiu   UftH    bi'en ] rodm i\! iu nny
yei\r r-roxlowi,   •■nii-.f' ;■.>.  fi.r  IneH
; <s W-l T1>C- of-'-i"* •"<-..•.* .,',-„
1..1VI' h< ,*, |;Ji*ri My i'.r,c'/t'ul but
fov V\f hloi' -ttir-f-S \.hir'.' iln-r-l
"iiniv.ii.   . nr tu'f. •   -.'.M.'-i  tf <jhr<'
, yw, which v.-ft'i <"ollowd by an
uniiMiftlly hcvrrr winter which
Morkud the railway** nnd made it
j impossible to remove the coal.
The fact is, Some of the operators in their conclusions fail to
make allowance for any increase
of efficiency on the part of .either
the " working people or the employer, or for an improved attendance by the workmen resulting
from the greater time they would
have.in which to renew their physical powers. No account was taken of the more efficient' maintenance . of.' the haulage and.roadways or of the increased. output
likely to result from tho human
.Mr. Speaker, can it be seriously
contended that in tho face of such
factors that wer© brought into the
results flowing from modern appliances, mechanical, inventions, and
the general bracing up of efficiency
in the mines, the same necessity
existed, for workings long hours?
On humanitarian grounds alone
there is an overwhelming case, not
merely for the sympathetic consideration of this measure by the
House, but for the. absolute,. approval of the, measure unanimously by the legislature and the country.
Mr. Speaker,1 when we look., at!
the. acts in relation to the output
of,coal'in the. province of Alberta
I think we need not be seriously
alarmed that there will be any decrease-in the output by this legislation^     The facts are as follows:
?100 REWARD, ?100.
-ened in  1905 were...'.
Number of'mines, in op—-,
eration  that  year  	
Number  of mines ' aband- -
>   oned in 1905  	
Number   of  persons    employed inside  the  mines
Number of persons   em-
, ployed   outside      'the
mines _.'. .'....";	
Tot'aV "number     of!   persons 	
Number    of '' new mines
opened in 1906  	
Number of     mines      in
operation in 1906'.'.  .
Number of  mines'"abandoned in  1906 '.'.   	
Number Jof  persons ■   employed" inside	
Number of persons  - em-
n*- ployed-    outside-      the
mines   ...
Total persons employed.
In 1901 the output     in
tons    for    the     North-
*  West    Territories' (Al-
- berta* and Saskatchewan was  ;■;.. '	
■ 800
.  800
' The readers of this paper will be
pleased to learn .that there is at
least one dreaded disease that
science has been.able to cure in all
stages,, and . that is Catarrh.
Hall's Catarrh. Cure is the-only
positive cure now known to tho
medical fraternity. Catarrh being
a constitutional disease, requires
a constitutional treatment. Hall's
Catarrh Cure" is taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood
and "mucous ^surfaces of the system, thereby destroying the foundation of the disease, and giving
the patient strength by building
up the constitution and assisting
nature 'in' doing its work.. The
proprietors have so much faith in
its curative powers that they offer
One-Hundred Dollars for any case
that it fails to cure. Send foi- list
of testimonials.
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.- - j*-.....- j. ..,  -. .•-.-,., Toledo, Q.
.Sold:by .Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills      for
4 &
i/ wi -1 4    rji'
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„ Wholesale Dealers- and Direct
1 Importers of
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Sole Agents in East Kootenay for
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THE'. LA DY'S   KEKDS" ai-o'hnV ii.'
tlio Wfiyui Dniirs^-WJrines, Pes fmu* s,
•Powder.1 :i*. (! ml Toi fi n n'ti-i:■•=. Ewiv .
.     , ■ , '    - ir
Mipply I   I  III'- 'in.'S-S'i.y l; lih*. t.jltlin mil
or bm.ii. it. |-'iii • y "Soaps mul S.icIh*;-.-.
Cold I'n «in-, l'i !Y Hoxes, eu. A 11; mis
of PtsiLuiuury, Hnir, Tooth and .Nail
Brushes:, Mnnicuro Rots and Sponges.
•The f]ii.-iiiiy of our floods will (satisfy the
tliosi < •s.'ictir.,'.'. \Yc get our supplied in
fi'usli t-very wcuk, "a::il purehaso only
ihe bc-l qimhlk'S f"i' nil depaitmonfi--.
You will li.ive no cause to fiiid, luulcJ
n ith our Di-icee.--
Phone 12
H. F. McLean,
1904  -.    -    782,931
1905   ,       811,228
1906  n 1,385,000
It will be seen from these figures
that there has been a very' steady
increase, the output for the year
1905 being nearly 200N per cent,
niore than 1901 and the production for the year 1906 being over
70 pef"ce"nt'. more than that "of
1905, in spite of the fact that the
number of individuals employed
was the same in each year.
The total     returns for the year
1907 have not. yet been, received,
but we have every reason to believe that wo will have an increase
of 456,000 tons in the coal, production of last year.
From these figures I think hon.
members will note that this is an
exceptional showing for 1906, and
the outuut would have been very
considerable but for the Lethbridge striko early in the year
which kept 150,000 tons of coal
off tho market and other labor
troubles in the> fall. The exceptional severity of the weather that
winter was also responsible for a
shortage, some of the mines hav-'
ing been compelled to close entire*
ly for short periods,and others
could only operate with reduced
tonnage. In Borne of the larger
mines the men were kept idle for
a period averaging at least two
months of working days during
that year, owing to lack of tran-'
sportation facilities.
Further, an eight hour bank to
bank law would not make any per.
coptiblo difference in tho Edmonton or Tabor dintrjets as tho faces
in many instincos aro not a long
way from the. bottom of the shafts
or from the mouth of the mines in
slopos,, an the men make an hour
in the middle of the day for dinner
and come right up out of tho
winding, but at present all the
coal the miners take their meals
on the outside. At some of the
mines in these districts as the
workings get older and further in,
the air shaftfl might be brought into greater use'for winding, but at
present all the coal that can be
produced in the mines is being
onslly drawn up one shaft, and
there exists at present unused this
I additional outlet, which could be
brought into uso, ohould by nny
| ineann the productivity of those
j mines face and haulayje be in*
1 croas«d.
i" Again the depth of the shaft in
I the T,othbHdr~» mine is nbont Hir-m
i hundred     feot, and this mine has
.'.ii.'i a .tm-j liic fiel'ote it,     Com*
' jmrlr.rr the ore considered as lying
'clofie-to  the surface in the Lath-
bridf"'' mine, yot in these countries
where- in many cases at collieries
a considerable proportion  of   th«
ii.in  ,imci  ion/i* oiHtnnei's  to trnvol
to    their     working  place*,    new
shafth havo brer, mink HVieriflenUy
for tin' purpose of Jetting the men
, *lr<"'!,    and dritwinr*  them up,   In
ftrd'-t to  nhnrte-n  thec rW«itnin''"».
'(•     tho    w-ihori    known nt
' "I-MM--     1   ■   "    "-•■.. I*     *!     .     , ,,.f
'"> ot] «\"-'i-"i is f.'i'pir?'/ ifj fsr•
" i'   Jif"   " ('•"   .■"•i».1   j,r.**--
,*,'-1*.)<»   f-o   *1-ip  .-■ ;,:«  .    .,(•!,    J.t
>u« of Imid-nir. to ron«M-*r-
,-,'-1v ':xcrff-i> O.ft ni,tt.tit )}<-r 'ht\U
tifr hour. Thir, rould be dotif in
this   province    nt thoie coIHm-Im
where    the..ln->iitinB"~tactor at .the !
depth of this mine with, those   in
Prussia,    Austria',   . Great Britain
and other   . continental countries,
the coal would mine is the shaft.
The operators carried'their case
a little further, and said that the
increased bustle"' and hurry' result-
ing from "lessened hours would
augment the risk, and danger attending , upon mining operations
and lead to a greater number of
accidents. If that argument were
sound it ■ would follow that in
those districts where short hours
were- worked there would be a
greater percentage of danger as
compared with those in which the
longer hours prevailed. Take one
of the largest coal producing fields
in the world—the county of Durham in England—and what are
the facts? In that county where
the shortest hours were worked, 6
hours and 40 minutes, the accidents wero in the ratio of one accident B per 63,000 tons of coal
raised. In the district of Swansea
where the men worked ten, eleven
and even a greater number of
hours per day, there the proportion of accidents was one for every
42,590 tons of coal raised, or more
than double the number of accident's in Durham where the shorter
hours wero worked, If the hours
conduced to safety we would expect to And a greater degree of
safety where tho long hours obtained than where shorter hours
wore worked, As a matter of fact
wo find the greater ratio of the
long hours obtained thon where
I now, come to the question of
the consumer, We are told that
it will increase the cost of tho
coal. When the Workmon's Compensation for Injuries bill was before tho imperial houso it was
said that thu cost of production
would bo increased by three pence
or moro por ton, but in practice it
had not increased tho coat of coal
one penny por ton. Therefore,,
hon. members of this legislature
should be wury in accepting that
plea as against the bill now under discussion, as the samo discount might be made in their
statements in regard to this measure. The miners have no desire
to add.to the cost of production,
bvcauso that is a very serious
matter for the; workman as well
as the employer; but there is ono
thing on which there could be no
compromise and that was the
sacredness of home life, Thin is a
question which ought to be consid*
orod in a category entirely apart
,from tho cost of production. The
price of coal will .nrgoly depend
I on tho demand.
I Tho Act before tho House pro*
: vide» that a workman nhnll not
j bo below ground in a mino for the
! purpose of his work and of Roing
s to and. from IiIn work, or he al*
•v.ki.,1 l«, l,u tjvtuv. ijj.uuua lot tiiat
■purpnqo, for more ibiin rk-ht
' hours during any " conReeuttve
twenty-four hours.
In dealing with the question of
an eight hour day for minorB, it
in important to benr in mind that
..   «..!   .•■■;••"   !     ■■■*,   "'J* f-.i..
where all  may  be in  thoir places
, ready  to  iitnrt  work  nt  approximately the nnxxxc time nnd censo
nt ti given time.
Under subsection (a) of iioction
■? of f'''"! b'li • *,. invc !* 'ir!i» mir
•'jiloulftliott upon tl[« buMM ol an
iiidiv-duril nvi'-Mfp lirht i.our day
ior ir.-tr.u--.->, h imr, f;.)-1!* down
tlift shaft at C.30 a.in., w|ll re-
f;u:r«r to be uji nt C.30 p.m. The
Inst i»Hn to go down sat nt. neven
would need to be up at three. The
middle man would go down say;
at a quarter' to two'..
- Those , mines which are entered
otherwise than a" shaft are cover- ,
ed by- Section 4 of the Act. Tha
men in th&se mines take a certain
time to reach a certain' 'point in
the workings before,'they separate
to tlie~~different— levels-an~d7 gang-
ways and each mine has its own
individual starting point._» ^This
time is' provided for in the Act
and means the periods properly
corresponding to the time fixed ior
the commencing and completion of „
the raising and lowering of workmen in a shaft.
I think hon. Members will agree
as to the necessity of the provision exempting amine from the
operation of the bill where it was
necessary by reason of any accident causing "the stoppage of the
working of the mine. This provision is in the laws of Austria,
and other continental countries
which limit the hours of labor,
and" prescribe for exemptions, if
necessary, for the safe working of
mines and to meet public necessities ,
nThe British' Columbia Act makes
no exceptions whatever; for instance, in the case of an explosion
or cave in, whioh might occur"
within a. few minutes of quitting
time, under the British Columbia
Act the men remaining after eight
hours of employment, even in the
work of rescue, would be violating
the Act of that Province,
Again, mino omeinlB whose care
it is to see that the mine is safe
at all times ore precluded from
staying in the mino more than
eight hours in any twenty-four
hours by tho. law of that Province.
It is necessary to tho organization, discipline and safety of the
minors that their time in many
caseB extend beyond tho timo of
their ascent of the shaft.
Often on main huulago roads certain 'repairs liavu to be executod
which if they were not done aftor
l thu icgul.-u working day ccu.-ius
would hinder tho work on the following day, thus loHing timo to
tho minors and to tho companies.
Abuse to these provisions could
hardly creep in as the mino own.
or is forced to keep a register ot
an/ case in which a man is below
ground for more than the time fix.
ed by this Act; and the case thereof, which book is open to inspection.
Another very    important provi*
sion is contained in Section 3 of
the   bill,     where the   Lieutenaut
Governor in Oouncll may, in the
event of   groat emergency, or , of
any   gravo   economic   disturbance
due to the demand for coal     ex*
Jceeding the Mipply suspend      the
: operation of the Act to such    ex*
tent and  for such  period as mny
bo named in tho Order, cither as
I respects     all    coal mines or nny
I clans of conl mines. *
!    AH  IntfTH'-stH hnve had  thu fon-
i corn     of < the    Government in the
,>fi<Xi'ti>l'n   u*    t*":a   2th-i.-,;.kt.uU,   ulid  I
claim, Mr.  Speaker, that in    the
1 matters  taken  into  consideration
, in Alberta measure, it is a better
piece of legislation than thnt   in
force in tho neighboring Province.
Fairville, Sept. 30, 1002.
,    MINARD'S      LINIMENT     CO,,
Dt'ur     Kir,—Wo   vi'.h to inform
' you thM wc consider your MIN-
ART)'" T.TVrr»Ti:VT i vary *"ri«rfir
i.,'licit', nnd V'c u* <* it n* a si;r«
rt'Hif fo>- ! or<« throat ninl ri •••,•,
Wh(*n I f"ll yon I would »it 1 c
without it if the price wan one
dollar a bottle, I mean it.
- Yours truly,
• CHAS. T. TILT0N. !-,.-V.i-*-i"'-t*.J*i,:,i.^1"'.''
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SATURDAY, ~FeW;  22,  -1908-
. It "is., rumored    that'F; H.
.   Sherman will run for the, local,
house in the Pincheir Creek dis-
-   triot and that Peter Patterson ..
will be the House of Commons
candidate  of'-the labor party:..-
in Macleod district.   „     ;-;?,
The     above   appeared     in, the
"Lethbridge   Herald,"   ' of   recent
date, and is" worthy of some' comment, i
We are authorized to state that
Mr. F. ,H. Sherman will not be a
candidate at the coming Dominion
elections, his time being fully occupied attending to the work of
District No. 18. Mr. Peter Patterson, who is at present in Nova
Scotia is not looking for political
■ honors, and has no ambition to
be a political candidate.
There is no Labor Party in Alberta. The Labor .union having
declared for Socialism;, at pi'esent
active measures are being- taken
-.to organize locals of the Socialist.
Party of Canada in many of the
industrial  centres.     "'-""
We understand that considerable
wire' pulljng is taking place >. to
nominate two well-known Socialists in  Southern. Alberta.
A new thought, an awakening
idea; is today stealing over- the
race and it is, if you please, the
thief in the night which is dreaded by thoss who have stolen from
labor. , They are seeking to prevent this thinking on the part of
the race,' and are resorting to
every possible means to oppose it.
Through the prostituted press," the
prostituted pulpit, and the prostituted politician.
We withdraw from the poor woman of the street, and put the
mark of shame on her, yet the
public honors the newspaper editor, the mammonized pulpiteer,
the demoralized and depraved "politician. . It was. Jesus who said
the ''publicans .. and harlots will'
go into the kingdom before you."
Today America is in a crisis,
but you would never know . it
from the newspapers or the politicians or the pulpit. Where are
the watchmen of Zion" Where
are. tho ,world Saviours of today?
We need another Isaiah, or Jeremiah , aflame with indignation
against oppression and sympathy
for the masses' to read the Ripi,
Act to.pur present civilization.
You may tell us that "mu can
not live by bread alone,-' and we
answer that it is true, i«nd Jesus
would, have -"also said,- neither can
man live without'. breadj only he
thought" " you had ^intelligence
enough to know it without - his
emphasizing it. What absurdity
to talk of the development of individuality and .; U e • blossom cf.
real life in a society in which, the -
masses o£ tlio peujjie are held in
abject bondage.
If the poverty-of millions, is the
cost of making a jnillion-.iire then
for God's sake let's quit making
fession   , to., the.-contrary may be.
It is also true with any individual
for   no ' man is   better1 than that"
which he consents to.   "'.->'
This is our message to you to
enlist you in this great social service for the final conquest. This
is the call of the 20th century. Do
you say difficulties are great, obstacles are many?' We answer-
that all these are as nothing compared with the omnipotence which
will possess.the awakening prole-,
tariat.      "-,,,-
It was said, to Napoleon by an
inferior officer when he attempted
to cross- the Alps;- that "it could
not be done, when the little Corsi-'
can replied "There' shall be no
Alps," and successfully made, his
journey over the mountains, which
has been the wonder of history.
'-So today, rising in the stirrups of
the new time, declares to the indifferent and sleeping hosts of labor "Arise, there shall be no
Alps." All is nothing compared
to the omnipotence .-which possess
you.' Strike and strike hard!
If you know these things, happy
^re you if you do them.,
-    ,      ,!.'*.' ■■"'   ',6—-^ . •     ,
On another page we publish the
Civic statement iorNthe,year, 1907.
In : comparing the statement
with the one for 1908, we notice
a vast improvement in several departments. The health expenditure item for 190S amounted to
1,5300.00 whereas for "i9U< it
amounted to oniy U5 etnts.,- The
sti&tt and &idev;a.lk account
1906 showed an- expendituie
$742.20, while for lSOV.it was
?1,429.92 or double, the amount-.
The'.total amount of receipts 'for
11906   was  $43,126.42,   while'    "
„ iT.             ,        ,,••,,.           -A\ 1907 it was '§82,195.11. The s'oli-
If the sweat and toil ot t.npaid | .;i_..,„  f___ PJ„ ,'„„,   ^.j ,_
labor    is   the price paid for''commercialism-,  then let's '"all a halt
-. 11907 they ""are $63,791.97. Thcsi
-- wrong '' figures speak' volumes for th
of little ; growth and careful supervision o
to  commercialism.
citor's fees for 1906 amounted to
j more than for 1907. The assets for j others
il906 showed S1fi,G80.37, while for j now on sale with the Heal Estate
were  allowed to,,see politics, with
the    lid -raised. .'.•  He made many
insinuations, which we* shall  pass
without - comment,   also a resolution, which   does   not concern us.
Jack Jones writes the Head office     he     wishes   certain   - timber
berths, sold by public bidding; the
department'' makes    no  investigation,  they know, little., or .nothing
about this berth but they advertise it.   These advertisements, are
sent   to' the    following     persons; -
Superintendent    of   Forresters   at
Ottawa; the Crown Land agent at.
Prince Albert,  and Winnipeg,   the
advertising editor of say' a Winnipeg and Dauphin paper,  also   to
the Post niasters of Prince Albert,
Dauphin,'. and Winnipeg. *" /    ,
These , advertisements? are four
inch by three, and not at all calculated . to attract . attention, nor
does the time limit fixed, permit
anyone who should take notice of
the advei'tisemeot, to make a survey or to cruise the berth.
The Minister of the Interior had
power to-compel the purchase to
erect a mill "This, however," says
Mr.- Ames' is in practical a-dead
letter.       -
• However   we    will • get down to
what happened^
It appears that three lawyers,
Perkins, Fraser and Burbridge, of
Ottawa on the 2nd: of Dec, desired the Department to put up for
sale 50 miles of timber to be se-.
lected along the shore and from
the islands of Cedar Lake.
In twelve days the three , by
four advertisements were out. One
bid was received from Fraser, one
of the lawyers who had- requested
that the land .be -put up for sale.
$500 was what he bid and the
hammer came ''down. <
' Fraser is an habitual bidder for
these holdings and hip bids were
i generally one tenth lower than
This particular limit- is
<     Buy
Lands at Robson
Five Trains daily,  C.   P.  R.
Steamer,  daily Telephone and
■Telegraph,    fgood     Boating,
Fishing,   and   Hunting,   level:
'LWndy magnificent' Soil.
Avoid isolation and poor transportation facilities by buyiug at
lands   where...you
and   be
sure of good  crops; .
These lands can-be bought
at $i.oo per acre "per month
Your money back if not satisfied.  'For particulars see
B. C.
the-   robbery,   and
t     the    thousands
children is the price' v-/e .ii.ust pay
then let's  quit- it",
che'  blusli of health
■    ° ■   CESTUHY
" In the evolution of life each century has left its mark upon tho
es'in the evolutionary development
of the world so we recognize
epochs'- in human history. .Whatever else may be said of this present, age, this is true that it is a
. scientific age; an age of great application by ^nighty forces in industry. Hence the problems of today are essentially different or
new from,, i. those _ which occupied
the attention of our forefathers. It
is necessary that wc- adjust ourselves, to these new conditions,
and -this adjustment must relate,
itself' to life; to life here; to its
unfoldment and development and
to its' perfection and beauty, To
merely live is not sufficient,
Quality ' and " Quantity will bo
the measurement in the new century. And quality will be -measured not by theories, not by sympathies, not by kindly feelings,
but by useful service. This will be
the only way of life, This will.be
the only gate to human happiness,
and the only means of genuine liv-
i"'-'      This is Historically true, as
<—D<   _ • -      * -
■ for cotton,
j If tearing,
! from tlie cheeks of thousands _ ot
j'women""is die price we must "pay
j for-our clothes being manufactur-
| ed, then let's in the name of Wo-
j manhood arise with indignation
j to prevent "it.        ....
!    Your religion has got to. take' a
'.practical turn.   The world is .sick-'
' enino- of mere sympathy—of cheap
growth and careful
our civic affairs.
We expect to see an-even better
showing for 1908.    .
 ' o ':
;    A British  organization,      going
imder the name of, the Trades Un-
l ion and '   Labor Officials'"- Fellow-
j ship, of which Mr. Arthur Henderson; M.P.,-\vis president, and Mr.
D. J. Shackleton, M.P., treasurer, j ^Y£ ""*
'• charity.     Charity is like a stinral- j has issued  a manifesto  appealing s      ^
jant,   you, feel  worse  after  having j to give fair and .candid considera-
]Talft"n^tT~^w e~^w £Tnt"^"U STI (JE~ WirH
i have had- individuals christiahiz- 1 Bill when it is introduced, and-to
| ed. What the world needs today ; support a policy of reform calcu-
is institutions, "political     parties i la ted to remedy the admitted evils
and  systems', christianized. , that  flow from the liquor traffic
,    As you would protect your flow- [lz \s i"'oint.ed out tha* *he ,La1bo[
ers  against   frost,  your,  chickens : F^ty   coherence   m   Belfast,   last
i from-the coyote, your health by : *7ear deaded 4lat an£ m.c.asure f01
Ian overcoat, so protect-a weary \ temperance reiorm should confer
race against' the chilly blasts of • UP°-* localities mil and unlettered
i discouragement ."and misfortune ; ?ower "r dealing with the licens-
!„„.i -„.~L.*. •-v,„,ui.*,„„„j -.» ^_„m,.   i nig   question   in   accordance   witn
local  opinion,   By this means lo-'
will note th&t all.world characters, wore and are saviours of
"others, "He -that seekoth to
save his life shall lose it, but he
that loseth his life shall find it."
In the' new century the biggest
word will bo L-I-F-E, and a call
to life is the supreme call of the
Century. We are haying a new
vision of life a now concept, a new
meaning. Wo are doubting, seriously doubting, and repudiating
the old ideas.
It is easy tp drift with the tide
of conventionality, of conformity
of selfishness and indifferoncp, b«t
Ihc real man of the notf n£f «-••
bo ono who reolizob that liio is riot
fi. tragedy nor a ciphor whoso hey
js lost, neither v/ill he "fit in"
nor conform to moulds of others,
He will realize with Emerson that
"bo who would bo a man must be
non-oonformiBt." "Speak your
latent conviction." "Words 06
hard as cannon balls." Refuse to
recognize any authority, be UmnU-
ful for that which is given, but do
not let it blind your future vision.
Just as you would refuse to
drink Paris Green because it 1b
hurtful to your physical health,
refuse to take poisonous or worn
out ideas into your mind.
In the Twentieth Century, ualv&.
tion must include tho development
of the whole man, physically,
mentally, and spiritually, and we
must have and control, the material goods us the nocossary means
to that end, We repeat a new
sigqificanco of life is possessing us,
A new inteipretatlon,
llithtito  ilm ut&ik \it gioatuebb
and against the blizzard of pover.
tv  which  is  today  sweeping  over Pl0?a.1. °P"1lon-      -
j.*" „ ,.,*n-«        *   . j„J„j i„-u.,,.  ' calities   should be enabled to  (a;
tne millions of unprotected labor- ■       - - - - ._-*•_ >
ers.   How. shall this be done?   By
mere     sympathy,   charity?
thousand times, NO! but by social
regulation, '
, Awake to this necessity. Just-
as the new Gospel preached by
Lovejoy.- Phillips and Garrison,
prevented men from getting peace
with God until they released themselves of partnership with slavery,
( so no man in the Twentieth Con-
j tury     dare call himself Christian
j unless he washes his hands in the
i red blood Qi conviction, and frees
j himself     from     partnership   with
! Capitalism. Then .the. ballot box1
will be as sacred as your altar,
and your shout of praise-will be
a song of victory over a dead system,
If not,     we
prohibit the sale of liquor within
^y i their boundaries;  (b)  reduce      the
„;„"? j number ■ of    licenses and regulate
i the condition under which      they.j
may he held; and (c) if a locality |
decides    that licenses are tp     be i
granted;'    ic   determine    whether '
such licenses shall be under puivate >
or any form of public control. It
is  further declared that "excessive
drinking is one of the greatest obstacles to the progress and' efficiency of working class movements.
It emharrasRosK and hampers the
i,rent on Cedar Lake limit, has this
[ to say ab,out one particular deal.
ii'.'e., The Big Siver Timber Com-
ip.'iny got lots 10—18 for S5.000
■ a J. ( H. Munson bid ?1JOOO
j for second choice in the
j name oi a client'whose name is
junknown. W. Perloy characterizes this company r.s a "mysterious
|concern.''. This in what he says:
j "Whether he (Mr.,. Munson) is con-
nectod with the Big Biver com-
Ipany or not, I do not know. The
i value of the limits included in the
i first choice is estimated by a
j commercial agency a i?5.000,000
| and  ■ the     company     has     been
four and a h.-lf years making its
-i»-«— ■ ...-...•-,-  a.  hftB jus-t. eom_.
Fernie, B. 0.
i agents    in Minnanolis,        and its
price ■ is    9500,000  dollars.     Re- ! ^\j><S><£<-JxS>^<S>^
; garding  this 'particular   sale,  Mc- j        '    "           	
] Intyre a Liberal for Alberta, said i "
i that ' the '"Conservatives . jjaye ',
| it away,' for nothing, by order'in
, council to a Sir. -Pevley. "Hs did
j not take 3 , it,", hollers twiddle de
Idum, "He paid one years rent on
lit," shouts back' twiddledee.
I We are of the opinion, that this
; is beauti-ful, patrotic and British,
! There, are numbers of these cases;
j we do, not care to repeat them'ail,
but v/ill, to show what .dainty tit-
y are, recite what might be
off    them,        Mr.      Perley,
,he_. fellow-   who   -onirl   ths   vf.nv'g
Bar' supplied with the best oi Wiueu.
.Liquors and Cigars.''   .'".
Dining Room in connection
selection ' which it
Not a bad bargain; say "the cost
of survey was 920,000, you have a
balance of $4,750,000 clear profit.
We can hear these people weep-
jing^   and   wailing "and . shouting
■' confiscation (in our pipe dreams of
course)  when tho workers of this
This can be done,   *-. -.-.«..,     "- i    ,      .    .  ,,    ... .       , -.,
will  continue- to  bo-done.      What ! *™ S'Cnorally the enemies  of   tho
need wo say more? Lot us say in   g,^™" *   of ■--° .wo.r-!,nb c-a"-°«
trades   union    movement,"because |C°"ritry shall  have come to
it lessens the industrial efficiency l ov"'11,
of the workers, weakens their pow-i Politics are a paying business,
pr of effective combination, , and | '■-'he floor of the Legislature is tho
squanders the resources that might '' safest place to steal, When WILL
he better spent in securing tho iwe S^t wise-
aims of trades unionism. Those
who  manufacture  and   sell liquor
. Lr«5N-J:o=daie.
-   ASS  Wsasva i^egp
Call In atstS
See us once
u ■■>■—iiibhiii ii—iwfwiiiiTir iiwnt—wwn mmmtrtr-
P.   V.   WHELAN,  Mar.
HiofceS,,'" Hossrser
Now Open
Kvciylliing  new 'and
up-lo-date.'' • .'
Every accommodation
for the public.
Bar siocrted with the
finest in tho land
F.      LA BELLE
| conclusion with emphasis, we can,
] we MUST conquer, Just as the old
! Crusaders carried upon their ban-
|ner inscribed in letters of Are "in
hoc signo vinces"—by this sign
wo shall conquer—so we inscribe
upon our banner, "Working men
of all countries unite, you hove
nothing to lose but your chains,
you have a, World to gain," and
by this sign and through devotion to this we shall conquer.
It   s an epoch making discovery
when man learns that the groat- \"' MrVwilliam  'whyto|' second
est   service    that any teacher   or; vice-president   of    tho    Canadian
speaker can do is to put him   in j Paeitle    Bailwny,     who is distin
conscious regulation nnd apprecia- Iguished   for    moderation of judg
For the la'st thirty-five years the
liquor trade, as a whole,'has flung
its whole " electoral force dead
against the interests of the people,
Its   motto,   'Our Trade Our Poli-
Editor Dibtrict Ledger
,Fornio, B,  C, Feb. 19th, 1908.
Dear Sir,
Will you allow mo'space in your
I «S« V
i .!♦    The Motel of Pcrnlc    •>
tion and command of his own re-
sources, This is tho jewel of groat
priro. This is tho woll of living
wntoi1. This is tbo fountain of
real lifo from which will yet spring
mont nnd practical sagacity,
seems to havo declared substantially for public management of the
liquor traflic. Appealing on a deputation to tho Manitoba Govern*
inflicting its evil, but we can bear
it away to the graveyard of th«
Come with us! Wash your lives
from selfishness in tho clean
water of service for others, Lose
thyself in servico for tho other
man. ine wond ctuio toaay ior
a jutu' kind  cf cnlhi'danni. irvwy
tics, is a sinister avowal that it j valued paper to maliJ Juot a'few
sets its own trade intorcsts above remarks in connection with tho
the welfare of the nation." j complaint     of Mr.  Parkc-s, which
 °  , appeared in your isiue last week.
AGAINST   THIS Mr. Parkes claims ho has boon re*
TUUATINt;  SYSTIJi.1,ifV8ed    an  ^veatigation     of   tho
j . I charges    which    ho has preferred
v i.   i. .     „ *' i„ un„.,i    against Chief Ponnyctiick, In con-
In a recent statement in Winni-  ^.^ w-th ^ f inay 8(vy .^
not boon dono yet.
So far ao I urn  roncprned,   Mr.
ParkoB will havo an opportunity
to unburden himself of any Unow-
j lndgo ho may bo in possession of
when     tho   Commissioners   meet.
j For( my part I ncvor accused Mr,
'.Parlies of knowing.too much,
j Vours truly,
, Mayor.
* —0'—
According to Congrctimnan Sa*
bath of Illinois something like
$0,000,000,000 have been taken   irom     tho     United     Stateii,
■ Y
Tlio contro cl Conimorcinl
and Tourist Trndo
Culsino   Unoxcollcd
* S. P. Wallace        Prop. *
♦ s*
-♦ *J* ♦!• *•• *t* •** *J* •J**** •*•* **' *t* 't* "S**!* »t* *t* •!♦ •!* *{♦ *J* ♦
eternal   gladness.     Once get this . ,nant ho urged    that "bars should
thought and victory is inevitable, |*(,e cJoflDcl Kt 0 0»cl0ck and he made |
There can bo no system, no socini i tt    vigorous attack on tho treat*
sin, or injustice, no system of life, ung nystem. and suggested     that !
should     be devised for its <
legal extinction, According to the
press reports hu nald that liquor
was reftpojisiblo for tho majority
of railway accidents. These statements carry high authority, and
should    bo influential throughout
I the wnoie country.
Cfi.M. -Coiil niliilii-* rimlit* iiiny lm I*n»(*ii for
II tlfillriil rif  ftVfllltV.'llie   VO.'IM  tit  till   MllllliHl
rniliil '^f >1 for inTii.   y»t nioie lliiiii •!.!*»
' nun** t-liitU l-t* li.!i«0'l ('< ''Hi' itiiUvMi'iil  or
■ ffliiuuuiy    A rnyiiity tit tlm lulo "( live ci-iit*
jiiil' toll oli'ill l-fi colleutnl '»i tht mi'Kliiiiiliil.lii
Cfllll lllllltll.
Qt'tiiii!.—A i'1-r.iiii t-lidiU-i'ii, Mild <it nun m*
■ uvi-r, tin* luuiliM'ovcrml inlut-iitl in |>,,;i'ii,iiifiy
< Illl'lltO II ulltill) 1.''',«l X \,liW f>l'l-t,
|   Tlio li'f fur rcdorillnc « elnltri left.
I    At !im»t fi(«UTiu*'*'.lM'<''<i-»'iiilf.l nn tliei'li.ini
> iiHi'li.vimrnr i>nlii >" th.* 1111111111* ri--'<>r<l*>*' In
'"lirii'iif,   Wbi'ti ','i«iIiiih 1111111 iiNpnriil'.'l or
- -P..    -
U ,',!>,*    ,*,,,.,.l.,i./< tl,n 1,,,,,1 >f; I rirtr-i"'a
Tint pRU'iit proviili'it for tlio rnyirifiit ol n
Eeenj attention.
Rooms reserved by tuiro
A pleasant home  for tho
C, L. WHELAN • • Manager
lufHiin  tho  final   tv/elvo  vo-iru.   bv ' '«'« Mirrc-r.   Winn ifr-ilmH luiin
WitUin   mo  piim.   v>/l.vo   ytaiii,   uy       ^   {   \,tvMut „.llVl iip,-,;, Ihivuibk r.nr*'..y
! Europeans   who     have    married , ,,m,jCt, t.n<l iipmi roniplyim* witti. other ro-
httfi been one's ability to~kJll   his |block ln ovory Eroat c,.t-v iB ^t^
brother, Alexander is called great |ft Journey fronv Jerusalem to Jer
because he conquered the world;
Napoleon because he conquered
Europe. He waded through >l a
t>t*a 0) biood, but tarn taanaard oi
measurement is of the past, at
leant in tho minds of intelligent
spirited people, And when the new
history of the Twentieth Century
will be written we will find the
men and women who gave a big
IDEA to thu wnrM will be aH**a
and will live forever in ths minds
and hearts of n rniteful people,
while those who have wielded a
big stick will have forever pasted
into oblivion beyond hope of resurrection.
ico where labor is outraged and
whero Priest and Lovite indifferently pass by to tho other side.   Wo
i*',-.-t\.   ii l.t«,  iJiniikOii tut ^u/Lsk.C -gviUk.
for human happiness and common
Conscience    must   enter politics
and conquer    the   world. And aB
ij -
Til 10 lid on::-,
1 nvfrfi(*f     wnf*p   of    the     nvei"nf*n 1
i American   wage-earners     at  5*5330 , ''"•'
rlrtlln-rn   n«.   -iiAni. At    tuhjcll   rnt« i     J'l.At I II l,llilillt( flltllll'' (**>1ii.r.'itly nr«i II 1 l«-t*t
  ft     j    .1 }'-    .      tt j-.fjiiHruiunti.vfut.tftruiicMAljIoj'B'.rly,
When politicians tall ui»t honest! Anirricon girls would  suffice      to [ .t^.V^eVAV'^.V^r«vi^f^lir■.(^l^l|tf?'?1l Virm ?)'f
men get hold of a few facts,     It   keep 2,787,07.1 American families | J»«v!ivy?"'J,;V»w,*ll'il"t.,,'u ,11*e,,"1(", "'
,.,.,..,;     *..    v,   „   f,-*t-::..     ...11 v   t'-'ffr   fifn   yfn*.    .,,<*„  fho   rrlTidpnl    ilm Ul»l»<«r »f Hi* .ut*rlnr
I gentlemen sitting in opposition to
go "muck rakingj" and thoy never
[ seem     to   learn   the  lesion which
I experience  seeks to impart,
I'ndcr now man u gen out
Well fuinlfihtul rooms.   The ttiblo is*
Htipplicri wiili tlie bubt, tho iniirkut
affords.   Tl.c bar Is 8Up|>lii;d
-*.'!'.!: '.".'.c ''it*, v. !iicJ !'.
' (iUMd m.A O^mv,
Jas. Severn, Prop-*
alone. AU thir, money went to
Europe A little over a hundred
years np;o the United States went
to war, proiuiningly because they
were being taxed without representation, Think it over—Wo are
inclined to think the American
r.t-fct it. off .t.i eov.i-M',
has be*m we'll iathfK'iZwt'Ztii. \ *•««• who \™ B«>»\0 ^ "nie
er. "Any system that refuses to jinuck .?^?U,d .b"Cftr,etul how they
provide th» lowest mnn with op. I rake their neighbor s muck heap,
portunity for «elf*development and i •*» ""? ,miBht .niuWenien-ly dia*
turns him into a thing, a hand, a !ll,rb thdr own' ' "   •"" 	
means of another's self-develop- 1 This happened in our Dominion ■ H. Marks,, hn*. sold rut his
ment ie a compact with Hell." I House of Commons on Feb. 6th. (grocery business to Cecil Holmes,
This is true also regarding any In- A Mr. Lake opened the attack and ' and in making a short visit to
stitntion, no matter what its pro- I In the squabble that followed we , Lethbridge.
TJ»n Jf-M'i* t-linJI linvc 11 driilirc in iiiriiTimi
witlcili oiifi »p.*t-'i;-. fri-tii tlitf ili'.tf of tim Immt
fi-r I'fls t\\« 11.Hi-,. Iteiititl cl-ntr iitiuun, U.t
piii-ti   mile of rlvor inn-icI,    llnytltvut tlii
> Wt<> Ml" 3' l-rriolll tlllll'CtH l.ll tin-,;lltlilll,   hC-
«l-r it I'Xi'l'.': U •j,,."».
„   W. W.O.HV,
1 Dep'.tyMliil.tpr'irtluIi'.tftlnr.
M, H.-t'lliU.tlii'tlJ/l'il |itll<ll:litf')ii ..f tills i;it>
v. rrl«f »■' '■' tt III tint If fittl'l (or
Auc U;7-fim
Do   not    forget   the concert at
Hosmer     on the 26th.     A   first
> class programme is promised.
A friend of mine, a bachelor by
the way, was onco invited into the
house of a newly married friend
to inspect tho baby. He handled
it of course just as awkwardly as
single men do handle babies, and
declared it to be "Exactly like
mother." That was his point of
vitiw anyhow, but Uo was much
embraised       when somebody
screamed out, "The wretch is holding the darling upside down!" nxsraicT LEBGEjt/ Tssssm. s, <b neamtfART jkn©., 1,90s.
.-.,'- ...,-..^ ..,..^„„
Why are you a Socialist?
Why are you not a Socialist?
What is the correct definition of
Lundbreck, Alta, Feb 10, 1908
To the Editor District Ledger  ,• ,;
, Dear Sir:
I^would feel very .thankful if you
■would allow me a few words in
your.valuable paper,,re,Mr. Williams "letter," Why I am not a Socialist.", It is very often, , that
the most of "bur ranti-Socialist
friends do hot know,-, or will not
admit knowing, that Socialism
means work. for,, every .able bodied
■  individual.,-   \ "- '"' - •''■-•> *-•■'"J-"
.-But I*-' beg to differ from . Mr.
Williams, as to the, effects of working    for -; one's living under fair
conditions. ' As working is nowadays, it is reducing, and degrading; but as" for any one being reduced,, by. working for, their. own
living, (we have to work for some-
"one-ehe besides'-now)-!'think it is-
• ran.elevation, for the-pauper's, both
"'rich arid poor. "He that.will not
. -yro'rk, - shall not eat," yet     these
same  rich paupers will have banquets costing from. $1  or $2     .to
SflOO, while .we" have poor who are
,'willing'to be reduced to the work-
. ing class, who can't get a 25 cent
If Mr. Williams had lived among
the working classes, seen - the' degrading   conditions , under   which
they labor,  the mean manner   of
, some of the bosses when asked for
a'job,.-he would have brought   to
'... him, very 'forcibly, the fact that, •
the interests "of the employed and
employer are opposite."   It is   an
old saying-  "that  the way  to  an
Englishman's heart is through his
** stomach,"   (I believe  most    other
men are the same), and this is the
day,  of bread and butter politics.
Anyone  arguing,     what  always
has been, always will be, does not
, look very far, either into the past,
or-towards the future.
,   Our ;friend seems to think that,
because capital is entrenched    behind -the law, and judiciary forces,
that labor'cannot get its own.'He
forgets that it is through capital
having  control  over the law  and
law-makers that, capital is in the
, position of. dictating-' to labor., as
- to what the workers, shall have in
"return for their work.  They have
the power, through the vote to
alter all this, and. will do, just
as soon as they quit quarrelling
over Tories and Liberals, and vote
for themselves. .
I am" not one who is a keen
student of the Bible, but I think
it is gross slander, when the
greatest preacher . of Socialism
who ever lived, is quoted, as upholding the present rotten system. Y.es; we shall always have a
ruling class, the working class,in
the future. In any ideal society,
there should be only one class,;,
the workers, every one is useful in
his place, "whether'prime minister
of-.the nation, or. a section5hand
on the railway. But the ruling
class at present are, not much if
what we see at present are any example, either morally or physically. "
If, all the insane Socialists1 were
ranged opposite' the sane, anti-So-
ciahsts, they . > would hold their
own }in any part of the game. Socialism, has, got past;,the dream
stage,"it'is a grinVfe'ality'and not
to be smoked in the pipe of. our
great , men, if the "effort of Mr.
Williams, is an example of that
process. With present, poverty,
financial '■ 'depression;' ■'and^unem-
ployed ...while others are-making
millions of dollars. I think'there
is something wrong, and it is the
duty of SANE men, as well as
insane Socialists, to see it^ altered.
Under Socialism,' honesty would
be possible, now it is not, and it
would not reduce anyone, but elevate us all, by living a life of usefulness, a brother and' sister to
every one, as the Creator intended
us to do.
Yours for the Revolution
.   The Corporation of the City   of Fernie.
Statement of Receipts and Disbursements
December 31st,  1907.       '     .  ,      '       "
Cash on hand in Debenture accoun t,   Jan,   1st.
Cash on hand (general) Jan. 1st. 1907
Traders Licences .,.
Dog & Pound Taxes
Police* Court Pines
Government School Grant , ■   \
School Taxes 1907
Liquor Licences ,
Accounts Payable  "Outstanding"
Road Taxes -./
1905,   1906    Debenture account    (Sewers)
Sinking Fund  1905,  1906
-.Provincial Government  Grant-/ 0.   S. 1906
1906 Taxes collected
Sewer Connections
Bank oi Commerce Saving account
1907 Taxes "general" ,.
Unpaid Licences 1906
"Accrued Interest on Debentures
for ,the year ending
. 100.00
I Saw   your.
f-By Power and
t   ■■   .".,-•
I save money -
<$   Cost of. operating -
f      '     .     "■'• "-  -:
<-*>     .  vei-.y trifling
$ :'■•-:.
|> Circular,
Saw Frames
Drag;: Saw;' Machines
Stationary and Portable*
Sawing Outfits
FOR   CATALOG   .      .  -
Canadian Fairbanks Co., Ltd
-   ..::.--  "•"'"'':'  Vancouver,   B. C.
■':.-;  '■'   Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg,  Calgary. $
$ 82195.11
" You will pay j\ist as much for a-
bottle of Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy as for any-of the other
pough medicines, but you save
money in buying it. The saving
! is in what, you get, not what you
'pay. The stire-to-cure-you quality
is in every bottle of this remedy,
and yovi get- good'result's when
you take it. Neglected colds
often develop serious conditions,
and when you buy a cough medicine yoxi want to be sure you are
getting one that will cure y"our
cold. . Chamberlain's Cough Remedy always cures. Price 25' and
50 cents a bottle. >For sale by all
Druggists. - \
, 7368.10
" 1361.50
■   5-1.00
School Board       "      ....    ,
Expense Account
Election Account
Furniture and Fixtures
Salaries, Solicitors and City  Clerk
Fire Department General Expenses
Fire Equipment
Fire Hall Building
Fire Hall Furniture and Fixtures <-"
Charity ''Burying Pauper"
Priming* and Advertising   '    "
Street arid Sidewalks
Health Department
Keep of Prisoners
Kent- of Jail ,
Police  Salaries ' ■ .cA^r-i
Interest  Account.  Including rebate on taxes, etc, 1M0.6I-
Police- Court Expenses, ..,'... "    io-.'oo
Nuisance Ground        t. ' asc'so
Legal, Expenses 0 ■ oomcoo
Sewerage   System '< 300 00
Donation Account , -■=-■* KAirir
Jail. Building       -   - . -    -•*o41-°'J
■Unpaid Licenses 1907
Harness 'and Wagons ' -       ■
Provincial Government Grant Outstanding  school
Stable' Expenses
Weigh Scales-   -
Street Improvements Fernie Annex
Lots 1  and 10 Block 20.' Scavenger account
Unpaid Taxes. 1907
Gash  on hand and in  general ac.c°unt
Cash- on hand Debenture account        -■=-... ;
Cash on hand,  Savings account,  Interest;and
Sinking  Funcl-
_Qutstanding" Accoxmts  1906
, Auditor, Accountant, General Agent
Life, Accident nnd Employer's Liability Insurance
Hooks opened,   closed,   audited, and' accounts  kept in the
„" "■ "     most up-to-date manner..
Ofi'iee,   Burns'  Block.
Fernie,  B. O.
> i__;- :—, :	
The experimental sla^e'in this
locality, is past, . It has proved
"•■ its actualities are-A i and its
possibilities boundless. It possesses three essentials to success
Superb   Soil,    Salubrious   Cfimatc
Superior,   Shipping   Facilities
The property for side is located in a
'■ beiuitilul vji'llny willi nn adequate, sup-
']>lv ol wnler aiici will bo v sold in lots of
,.10 acres nnd. upwards at ronsonnl.'o   ,
pvlcps.'   You din put your fruit, on train
and it is shipped to destination without
trnnshlmilnir;    THIS IS A VERY IM-.
Satisfaction   Guaranteed
For further information apply to
Arthur O'Kell, Crcston, B. C.
■ '*«J**'V«*.'»l.i%3*»
UinUMIi-UMlV' *•* <*«« *
im\mrmMiw mm xmmt%
Interest 1-905,  1906'Debenture ace oMXtt
S 82195.11'
t^ ^^^^^^^^^^vA^^^^^^i^^u^ ii
Cash on Hand '
Bank  of Commerce _ General
Bank of Cohimerce Savings
Bank of Commerce Debenture'   .   ,
Furniture and Fixtures"
Eeal Estate •■
Fire Equipment
Fire Hall Building-
Fire Hall Furniture and Fixtures
Nuisance Ground-    -
Sewerage System
Jail Building
Scavenger  Accounts   Outstanding
Unpaid Taxes 1905
Unpaid, Taxes 1906
Unpaid Taxes 1907
Unpaid Licences 1907
Harness and Wagons
Provincial   Government  School     Grant
Keep of Prisoners
Weigh' Scales "■  •
.    ."•'   • LIABILITIES.,
■Outstanding Accounts (Merchants)
Trust Accounts
1905-00 Debentures
Interest lOOt'i-06 Debentures
Sinking Fund  1005-06 Debentures
Amount"Assets over Liabilities
" 2711.35
.492,58 '
with-its Sulp'cur Sprin:.'? nnd
Unsurpassed Aecouwuodiition is
lust the place
to build up and get a fresh start.
Hates $2.50 per day and up.
Tlii3   Company   operates
TliroiiRh Standard Sleep-
■ in £ Cars, Dining Cars and
, First Class Tourist Sleepers
I'or Untos, Itp-501'viitlor.s anil nny i»-
formiitlcn ile-.ircl cnU on or wrlto
Ji.J'.A. A, a.r, A.
Xokon Vnnowvar
? 63,701,07
"How"?   Rend   below.
l\/H aro tfolnpr (o give
■    HlnRli') who rcpoh'c
ilio lady (elcliormnnlcd or
.•ot tho lari*08t number ol votes
n fi'ou trip to the Dominion Exhibition nt (.'nljjnvy In
■June. Every dollnr puid on Kub'crlptioiw to The
District LcilRcr ('il«l i<r nuv) will cniltlo you to three
votes. On the 10th cf ,fun« wo will lmvi» ,|ndce» count
the voieBundnniiouneet'if! wluiieron Rjitunlay, the lilih.
Cut out tho vol Ins <'i*",)>-i.) below, bpihI or brlnjr U to tho
olllco, addreiiicd tu "Tlm Mnnnf'er, Dlstriui Ledger" with
your vote on I'. We will nnmmnce tlio i'uhhIib from timo
to timo. Don't forget ilia SUUSCIMITION* IS ONLY
Tlie Most Popular Lady In Fernie Is:
Write nil n*,iii:"> I'l 'Inlv. uri*i»(* V»lit J*. U, ll,is tl |,it*>il.li*
Stookholiu, Feb. 10,—The relations between Sweden and Russia
are decidedly strained at present,
The tension has arisen becauso
lUissia insists upon being released
from the afjroemcnt mado when
Sweden surrendered Finland, that
no naval stations or fortifications
should bo established on thu Fin*
nish frontier adjacont to Sweden.
Tho part taken by Russia in the
Norwogion intregrity treaty and
hvr present attitude on tho Daltio
"closed sea" quoiition also have i
greatly irritated Sweden.
„ War is I'ear-jd in Hwodon booauMe ,
Russia for  some  time past   has j
beta preparing to establish a nav- I
ol station  on  the western  shores
of Alan Island, v/hich is 25 miles
from tlm Sweden const nnd only a
few hours by steamer f«um otuck- (
holm.       A large contingent     ot >
troopq and several torpedo boats
littvoi had headquarters there    for
more than a year and the Russian
nftkers bhVf sp*»nt. their time    in
nuikin{r elaborate surveys      and
It in believed in some qunrters
here that Germany will adopt
drastic measures af;ainst Den*
nuirk it this state retimes to join
Gr.'..>a*<.,Y     fi»,d     Rvusta    iigalnat
for tho farm, fj.irden, lawn or
liclliible,   approved   vniicticH
at reasonable prices
No windy ngonts to nnnoy you
I3uy direct and f*ct trees unci
seeds that GItOW
Dec Soppll-.s, Spray Pumps,
Hpriiylnj" miuorial and
Cut Elowers
Cfttalofruo 1'Voc
M! tor aim,
The men!?, 'hni- yon lv.iy
■■from us aro lit i'or a kin;/.
Wc nell no'hinr? that i-5
r>ot tho best, that is why
wo have so miiny pleased
eus-tomcrs, Lot us de-
moustatc this fact by a
trial. Polite attention
and prompt service,
Calgary Cattle Co.'
% t
? The ?
i Fernie Lumber
■jjj Co., Ltd,
% ALEX. McDOUGAU, Pres. & Gen. Mgr. J
Dealers In
IWM'JI. U» _1WK JL3M3:
M. J. Henry
Urcenhouie - JW10 Wfjulmhihtur
HoikI, Vnnronncr, H. (\
»!♦ Kouuh & Drcpsed Lumber
T "V
y    Dimension & Bridce Timber ♦!•>
'J;        Pilinf*, Moulding, Lntlm, J
Shlnf-leB nnd
Ties, y
Ml work •mnr.'nHocd
Vlctorln Ave.
Pernie, B. C.
.Sweden"in the effort to make the 11   {*(\(YPY   for    \'OWSl
Bultic a -more ClaUBum." ,U^U-^VI     «U1     a\v, kv CJ
The A. Macdonald Co
(Head Oilici.*, Winnipeg)
llranchcs—Vani'ouviT, Nelson, Fcrnii'
Iv.lnH'iiton, All.t. Hi Kcnora, Out,
Pernic, B. C
V,'!: -I;   '.   fr*.-,-..,".^   i?t,M(,-    Pflcj y-
Ciiciji Sv\pp\U*M
Cigars, Tobacco,
Cigareiies & Pipes
There Ih only one placo In town
whercyon can eet flWii reliable
iroods In our lino that is nt
W. A. IN'ORAU, mot'.
PlIOS'K 91.     »     -    Vumv. 13. C b&ealalS&^'&S^i'&i^^jtti^^srt-XSS'
if.-** ^'^ttffiTffiZVL*.
*B*<tyft& ,< £*»-«»-&, «£&£,'> XV-«:' £**»m*I*-Y   22M».( : 100*4*
. wmm&r
London,' Feb. 20.—According to
the statement     m'ade by.;Carl"yL.;"
. L., Von; Veitheim in the Old-Bailey"
yesterday 'during, his trial for attempting ' to blackmail Selly   B.
^Joei, the well-known capitalist,
out.of f80,000, his letter demanding . the money was merely a reminder that "the Barnato firm '-'■oi
which S. B. Joel was a member,
had covenanted to pay Beltheixn
for engineering a revolution in the
Transvaal, and he wanted, -f 80,-
OOp. Joel testified at length regarding  other  threatening letters
, he received signed "Mismet," 'and
VeltHeini admitted that He wrote
th'em. The "one silly thing I ever
did in my life," as he said: but
he pleaded that they were merely
written to gratify Miss Caldecott,
who had animosity for Mr. Joel
and wished to frighten him. Vel-
theim added that he had subsequently     explained this to  Woolf
.- Joel,      Selly Joel's brother)    and,
had received the former's forgive-
i> . ,.
HIRED       TO    GET      KID        OF
° Veltheim " made some dramatic
statements ,on the'stand. He told
.how he was introduced, to Barney
Barnato in 1896 by a minister of
a South American state, whom he
refused to name. Veltheim .—has
been concerned in, two South
American revolutions and the minister whom he helped recommend-
ded him to Barnato for his-ability •   in , handling ,   revolutionary
■ movements. The prisoner .dascrib-
,ed an interview with Barnato,
' who said he wanted Paul Kruger,
president of the Transvaal, " removed.  He  asked  Veltheim  what,
■'   in his opinion, a revolution would
' cost.   Veltheim  suggested  82,500,-
000.,   Barnato  said it  would      be
cheap at $5,000,000. Veltheim ask
■as' his  own fee.  Barnato  enjoined
■ secrecy and paid Veltheim at various ■ interviews retaining ■ fees
amounting to -37,500. It was arranged at a final interview to con-
Makes the Biscuit
and Cake lighter.
finer flavored, more
nutritious •»• wholesome
-   Made from pure
Grape Cream of Tartar
. ,. No alum-No lime photphite   .
cart--tail a'oasif
The member for Grand Forks,
Mr. Mclnnis, "has . the following
measure before the local house,
which provides: ;-  , '
It shall be,unlawful, for any person, 0firm  or corporation,   or  any
one    acting   on their behalf,    ,. to
make or enter'into. — lly agreement
either moral   or written,   by' the
terms, of which any employee - ot"
such person, firm or corporation,
or' any person about to enter the
employ  of     such person,  firm' or
! corporation,     as 'a  condition for
continuing or obtaining such employment, \.\ii.   y- or.-iso  or  agree
not to „  become, ■ or cease to continue to be,-, a member of any labor organization or, trade union.
' It shall be unlawful for-any em-,
ployer  or employers  of labor,   or
any person acting on their behalf,
to ask any person-seeking employment,   or any person already em-
j ployed by such employer or   ' em-
j ployers     , any   '   question      that
; would divulge  or-tend to  divulge
1 as to whether such employees   or
! prospective employee ,v/as  or .was
i not a member of'a labor organiz-
iJ,aiion —■. ; n-*—~ —-
Any employer or employers' or
labor, or any person acting ' on
their   behalf who contravenes the
This   Peculiar   Punishment . Flourished
Iri England,Up to 183G.
Although Cogging at-the cart's t«ii
is'gpiiorally supposed lo have ci'uswl
nftcr, 1SJ7,   various ..instances iuv on
record  up to31830 when a man. -.-on-'
. vieicd'of robbery from tlie p^i-aon «-i>
slowly paraded through' the principal
; street of Sal tash ""with bare backau-1
fiossed at thVcart's tail, to which'on?
, of his hands^was'lashed at either side.
.Two men, armed with' cat-o'-ulue-tails.
I laid   on   heavily "and   were,; scolded
j by the beadle^ or* crier in uniform for
i not hitting Jiar^erVv  The punishment
! was   sometimes^ reduced  to   a   farce
| when   the  administrating   hand   hud
been   well   "oiled" „or  belonged to a
soft hearted.oiheer of justice, as In ii
case mentioned j)yj. tho poet. Copper,
where the thief, was the only one concerned who suffered nothing.
A youth had.stolen some irouwork:
at   Olney.   -"Being;, convicted,"   says
Co'wper, "he'was ordered to, .be whipped, which operation he underwent at
the cart's; tail, frotu the,stone house to
the'high" irrch  and  back ngaiu.   Ho
swined to show great fortitude, but it,
was all an Imposition upon the public*
The lieadle who performed it had filled
his left hand /with red ochcr. through
which afteiveyeVy stroke ho, drew the
lasli of his .wbip, leaving tlie. appearance of,a v.-buudiipon'the'sldn, but b.
reality not hurting .him af all.'   This,
being porci'ivod by .Constable Iliuseh-
i-oiub,   who   followed  tho   beadle;   he
applied   his  cane' without  auy   such
iun:in£0)nent- 'or   prectjuti'on'*,to .the.
fhoulders of the too merciful e-xecu-
1 inner."' '. ."
'•The scene Immediately became moro
interesting. The".lieadle" could by no
moans ho prevailed upon .to strll.e
hard, which-provoke--! the constable-M
strike harOer, and this double flos-gin*:
coniinued till ii Wo of "Silver End
pitying the pitiful beadle,, thus sufier
luj; iiiidei- the hands of tlio piiiloss c*m-
stalilo, joine.l the procession and, pine-
Inj; herself iiumei-iiitcly boliimi" the latter, seizyd him by his capillary clu'.r
and, pulling him backward by the
same, slapped'*"his, face .with a imr.i
nma-Toiilnn fury."—St. .Tames; Gazette
Port Steele
Fernie,   B. 0.
Brewers of Extra Fine Lager
and "Aerated 'Waters.     '
Bottled    Goods    a     Specialty.
"" Trxrxoxr xIabeji.- :
Grow's    N»t»t „. Special
if Sue-TV Favorite Cigars
B.E.WALKER, President "
ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager
A. H. IRELAND,.Superintendent of
:.: Branches- >'-,   ..%-.-■     . .„_-
Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000
Total Assets, - 113,000,000
Brandies throughout Canada, and ia the United States'and Enf land
I     Hotel
The best dollar .-vday house ]
in the city. _ <
Well stocked, bar.. ]
Liquors and Cigars of the -<
.'- highest,quality.
*     ROSS BROS..      ,.! PROPS, t,
[SAVINGS BANK $E#MfMtif    	
; Dir^jsita of $1 and upwards rvcelvetiftmA iiitereat^allowvd ai
«urrent rates.   The depositor is ,aub|eet to no delajr whattvdr Hi
tltit"wi.&dratiral ol tbe whole or any.portion'ol.the^dej^fcj:..;!-;-;,
Fernie Branch '', •" , ,.      //"* :H.  L.^ Kdhibnds,' rfanl^er
..-    sttf.'."     ■■■..^"»- ,.fi    -■,vv,,..;v',.,rt.,v--   ,r.f   u
f tt'-
x.Ti9vor,' ,->n&r.::iq rlixw'   .    .E2C3U";   ->:,iz.oz -id: :-.ie\7 o^ ev.*;.--; ew) ^iuvil
'     ED
provisions   of   this ' act shall   be
liable to a penalty not exceeding
tinue preliminaries, but no report ! ?100'nor less than -S50,,
was to be made until the arrival t   •  °	
' of Woolf Joel in South Africa.
Barnato's suicide shortly followed
and Veltheim decided to stay in
South Africa until Woolf Joel arrived, he serving meanwhile with
the Bechuanaland mounted police.
After Woolf Joel's arrival, Veltheim had several interviews with
him concerning plans. Woolf1 Joel
undertook to pay him $60,000,
but raised difficulties about transferring this sum, as the discovery
of such   a   transaction would en-
Mad - Dnys   In-   Melbourne   Whan   ihv
,( 'Gold-Fever:Was Ranii-ss.
1 I'lrcatrtieiPto iK'como n? ron>-
Hie d:iiv.-vol,.P:>!i>ms)ii,
.(.'O.Ofi'J, i:i v-^l'.t .vi'-.Ti-k
uli?:ns iDUL'h
. r, •>-«.■■)
w    .-' •' i
Nbw   Open
IllOil   ll.j
in d:iv \
.--•iivor id
e.'.i- £1LV
CO. vW'i-e
~* ?:>3*1 t*:i  i'oliit  fi
i*.!',!i   :i   day.
Illfk.v    "p;ll'iY
l'i:)innls c-i' Ko'd I
ffiifli "poelsets" wort'" termoJ
is f-!on
Anrillier   osf-qptioiiidl.v
l!!ie:,.!'tl)(*ll     tJiirlj'-ioui*
:i o:i'.' tj.-iy.   "So v.'on.lor
Mr.  Chas.
ial Avenue,
Noble,  of 375 Colon-
Montreal, the assistant chief   operator ..of the G. N.
W. Telegraph Co.  and several  of
his family   have  been   cured     of
eczema   by   Zam-Buk, the     great
herbal balm. He states the facts
as follows: "The disease started in
the back of my hands in the form
of    small sores .   and . erruptions.
These     were   very irritating   and
when rubbed and scratched turned-
danger all Bamato's property in j into very painful sores,     I tried
■ ■    - - waters, lotions and slaves, but the
the Transvaal, Then came a final
•interview at which Veltheim shot
Woolf Joel,'
Tho court listened in doep silence while the prisoner volubly
and dramatically describod how
Woolf Joel insisted that Veltheim
must go to London to receive the
promised $60,000 and how Woolf
Joel's companion. Strange, at a
sign from Joel, tried to shoot
Volthoim; how Joel then drew his
rovolvor; how Veltheim firod in
self-doWco, killing Woolf Jool,
rind how^he was tried and acquitted on a chargo of murdor, "But
i'or this  r-hootin'g affair in Joel's
disease continued to . spread and
so I consulted a doctor. He treated me for a time, but still the dis-
ease spread and I got no relief.
Then to my alarm the eczema
spread to several.of the children.
Tho pain and. irritation in all cas*
es was , very, great, and we wore
very much disheartened as all wo
tried proved unavailing. Zam-Buk
was recommended and I obtained
a supply. I tried it first on , a
this showed so much improvement
that I was convinced Zam-Buk
small patch of the oczomn, and
Each application greatly roliovod
and therefore obtained a supply,
would do good if persevered with,
thu itching, pain a'nd soreness,
and it was not long boforo
Subscribo for the District Lodgw.
it was not long boforo the
ofuce," said ■ Volthoim, "thoro . eruptions and sores dried up and
would havo boon no Boor war bo- .' diaaPPon"d* ln a few weeks from
rnuqn   Pvnairi««(.     v.. (J i commencing  vdth Zam-Buk ovory
cause   Piesjdent   .Kruger    would IRpot was removed."
havo boon forced out of the coun* ■    "Tho children who had also tali-
try  und  another    Boor president ! on this    disease woro treatod     in
put in his place," tbo same way and ,havo each boon
cured,, Unlike all other preparations used, Zam-Buk seemed to
search to the roots of the evil and
It was really surprising how quick*
ly the sores wero healed. In my
case and that of tlio ohildron the
euro was most effectual and por*
manont as it is now some months
ninco wo woro curod, nnd thoro has
boon no sign of nny eruptions or
soros returning."
!    Of all druggists and storos 50c,
| box or post paid from  tho Zam-
Buk   Co.,     Toronto,      Mo   home
i should bo without Znm-Buk,
Dangerouscoti|-hs. Extremely
perilo'.i; cc'i;;h3. Cou-jlii il^i
rnsp and tear 1.3c j!:rwt and
lungs. , Coughs that shake the
whole body. Vou need «regular medicine, a doctor's medicine, for such a cough. Ask
your doctor About
Cherry Pectoral.
•j!'.*!'.V rhops!" Ocen:sii)*.j:il!j' si nnj-,301
woi'ilt £10.000 wns nnoarthpih Tho result of tills sudden influx of wonltli.
•llinost without'labor nml,. -.villi, risks
which are Inllnltoslmnl ns conip-u-pil
wil'i Klondike, was tlie lomimi-.-iry do-
ii!o:*:iII:'.j)t!o!i of,,tlio population. Mi*!--
bmirno In tho height of I!kv j;okl few pi*
his been dosri-lboil by one who knew,
il well as "a fcvy.'L'd, .driinki'M, delirious pondoinoiiinr.i."' The lucky ones
-and there were thousands 0" tlieui-
8(.un;i(liM*od • (heir rlduM In tlio mo«t
reckless .fashion.', :
Some of their f.mtustlc tricks woiilJ
scuri-ely bo crcdltoil'wcre they not attested by wltnoRKos still living. The
•••line of ninepins, wo aro told, was
plnyoil with bottles ofclianipus-nc for
wiiloh lie who, broke tho least :hnd to
pay. Dozens'of the sumo costly wlno
were emptied- Into, tubs and drunk
from tin pannikins, spirits and boer
br*l!u,» ndded to give "body" to (he bev-
n:-:i(*", Oiicninn, In Imitation of 'Calls-
v.!:i, shod Ills horse with gold, Sam!*
wl'.'hon made of bunk notes were devoured. Silver wrapped up !:i bank
notes, was thrown toipopular actroBsc:-)
Instead of, flowers. In fuel, money was
so plentiful thai the m-kloas diggers
could not "knock It down" fast enough.
They thought they had oniy to-dig n
fow foot "l:i. (!il> ear'.li to gut plenty
more, and for'n time it almost soomod
11 j If this were so. Such \voi;p «oine of
the   cliiirnt'lorlslles -ol'   Vk'loi'l.i's  lint
yn-.iii.-rnii Ma:
Keep it up, and "at the
end of the year you will
have saved a month's fair
.wages.; on which we are
paying- full compound .
interest as your account
grows. ,.
The Home Bank of Canada
is the particular-friend of the
small* depositor.   The highest
rate of'interest is paid, and
customers who wish to save
closely are loaned handy metal
..banks free—vest pocket size
for men.    ,.-..,-      ,«■
*-,'. 1
It will be no trouble for you to open an account
Leave your namo and. addreii, deposit Odd
dollar and take your paw book. When you ar*
out of tlie City, depoalti or withdrawal! may be
mad* by letter.
E have a full line of Ladies'
Skates,"° Hockey Skates, and
Hockey Sticks and Pucks all at
Reasonable Prices.
J. D.
-felt ft
Try this week and open a
sayings:account by de-
positing  one   do_lla.ii f^iW«^#^^^#-#*4^^^****>***>**>*>♦•<>*$•«♦*»<'•♦»>*>*>'»♦«#
or Canada.
G, W..N. Boulton, Manager
Fernie Branch
m. -     ro
The Dominion Meat Co.
Fresh   and   Salt Meats of all   kinds   in stock
Poultry, Fish and Oysters in season
Dairy Butter and Ranch Eggs
Phone 4
Victoria Ave
Phillip Carosella
*W'Ju*S.LVvAKi) liUl-
Tho February number  of Wont-
1 word Hoi is by fur tho bOBt illus*
tip ted nnd most entertalnluff yot
attempted     by   tho    ent-jrprisir.g
' puhliflhci-n,    A    two-colour  cover
A y e r S e.ouvor, by S. P, JudftH; a ,»Mj*»rV»
t'rontJflpleco nnd a hooro of clevor
^| storicn nnd dopnrtnionts including
w« pubiuh our formuin j| thftt of tho editor. "Wen 1 Hnvo
Mot," mnkes thn iMidwintor Imuo
n wcll-b.'ilnnccd inin.bo*". C'nvt.
C.livf, riiillij->m Wolley eomniciipos
lii-, 1,1'iiMi "!'u 'idiiui,' u inle of
SHhn In th*.* times of tbo IhtA-iinnn
'I:; liii.Ut:-. ioi wliii'h ha» bi*t*n uc-
a 11 i 1 (ril by tbo jnilili'''' •■*.■;.
intenfiely nbfiorbint*; htoiy, virilo
of the noita, nnd will doubtleim
j*o n lonp; xvny xu t.uinilnrice West*
orn Cnn-idft'H ntw niontlily.
Vo-.il!-, M.-.:-,'-,^:!, Old Age.
TliU life Jiv.!i".:(>,v i:!.*i.v roii-jiiiy Y.o dl-
vldoil Inlo llsiL'i? t'lm:*H, ondi I:i<-''.Iii*t
n',;<)',:l' iwoiiiy-ilvc yenir.. p.iMontlilf'.illy
<r|)c.il(li)(,','ont' l« 11 "yontli" iinjll 'Jio l.<
tv.Tiily.dvo, 11 "i'.imii" from twenljr-Svo
■K> flfly, or flfly-il .-iv nffur wIik-liv^M
,ngoM bi'jiliiR. Diii'Iuh; .Hie firs I jwrlail
'il^O.i'iilc Is jjrowili. iliirlii-?.ilio-nucond
(•iliillllirlum, ilurlii!x lli'u.tlilril duclhc.
In'ilw flint ivpnlr iisuiiMlri (Ii^tnicllon.
In tlio m>(*(iii(l tlie ropnlr'un-I do«tnie*
lion Imliiiit'o ouch oilier, wlillo In Hie
I bird doRtnietlon oxccciIh rcpnli', li'roni
t\vpnl,y-Hvt» lo ilftV'llve 11 niiin Kliotild
I10 nl lilii ln'Mt,' lint nftcr Unit tfnm lie
llr*.*rln?i to lose ki'oiiiiiI; I In- iiim*[irin»ry
l;j niniilti;* down, liowcver Hlowlytnul
linporeoptllily II mny In1, until niwunl
nbnut Mnvfily or rpvpnty-flvi* tlu» "olil
n.'jo" Is visible ovfii to tlio ilnllent ryo
Two Fnk-33.
Tliov niot bv fli'iiwo nt nn nfMi'ni^
!l,*<lit liuii-li nt tlic^ioliiMiilii. 11 llter.iry
i.:;,|  ill-U'-lK' l illil,
"And M'lnil," Mild tin' 0110 lii tlio velvet eo.'ll. "N jo*t ppeel'iliyV'
"I write nntfibln'fi'npiii''j oC'H-ent
men," nimwi'rrd (be ono with luiu-lnilr,
,-Vll-!t   1st VOI'N''"
"J," wis (lie ivply, "imlnl I!.iplmoU."
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes
Gent's furnishings
I ;
\V« I'.iiUh alnoliol I
fi-omour modlelntt |
Wiurit you 1o
,'1.,/u. ..,,'■ t'i-4 ,-j xuA.t.. <i«**j.ta<M*t'i.a»r. j
Any Rood duttoiwillttllyotitlutttmcill-
•*in" li!:o .'/• "'■. ■'.'!:.rry rtctural tinuo:
do its lit:! '•' 'i^ if ibc bowels lire constipated. Aili your doctor If he knows
mythlm! better tbun Ayer's PHUforeor*
reefing rhis siucr'.isliiieta or the liver.
—*U* bj- ti« I, I), Iftt Ot., UwtU, M*Uv—
A rinnnel.-.l Di;
rninll   Hoy   (to  lil-i
r.l]i;i. wlnil"'! I!ie (MTei
. !ii'" lif.jv,
urljiit nnd mi nril-'iiiiV l",it'.«r am
1 I, -ii!). in;-' i- 'ii, 1 '• ''ic l;ri 1 >'.' ;: , ; .
' wli't I'.ii'ji'i j-'is oi' :-T 11 d'iy i',':' '*■.'
Ii,i*iO U> \nui 1 hi' in t mi'-,.'.     '.1". I'
l.oiirtt lo pee lii niuitbi'i- f i:.', . :
i Uy tbo IIIh which yon nbrmlil ,iv.!
j r'ul.'liim Pynin.
tinii'i ■
. en en
Why not use Chamborlaln's Fain
Halm when you havo rheumatism?
Wo fool dure that tho result will bn
prompt and satisfactory, One application relievos the pain,     and
many havo been permanently cured by its use, 8b and 60 cents   a
bottle.      Tor salo by    all Druggists, I
_  (
Tha avov-ngio  jnorejliant unuaflly |
gives advertising tod much or too ,
littlo credit.   If tho Btoro nianago*
mont nnd novvico are bad—if   tne '
PtoMr  In   pnr.v r.r.'}. i}.s  . il^i  .'«■.<;. ,
inefllcient and discourteous—ho is ,
likely to hnvo u poor opinion of'
the offiency     of ndvertismg,     for ;
advortisinfj enn do very littlo for j
; n storo of thnt sort,
i    On tho other hand, tho morrhant .
I who hna a Ono btoro v/lth n pood
, !>!.i '!r. cf . •(.rhnndl ■■ ;u d cseellcut
i Bfr*/i''o in Apt to llilnk ho can f'ft
! jilniir; - itV, .if it cU till i'l^utup.
j lien that t'/it* ;.toio will advertiso ■
j itfiplf. Thnt'B whtro he in wronji*. >
Tlif Idler tho .Mpro, it) i)ic .jnpro',
tills fact should be ndveitsicd.—*
From Hnrdwnre nnd Motnl, June j
15. 1007. '
^V3Srr>  H3BTjfiLlL
Heat Merchants
LWAYS n choice supply of Beef,
Pork, Mutton,* Veal and Lamb on
hand. Hams, Bacon, Lard, Butter and Eggs.
Frcsh, Smoked and Salted Fish; always a
good assortment. Try our Mince Meat,
Saurkraut and Oysters.
T*<<uWfi/'l» VunVVj
" V- V^* RAZOR
Thei* li a re»wn why CARBO MAaNETIC Raton are the bett In tlie world
PROCESS, PRI:8CRVrRSTIIHCAR»0Nlntbc«teelblrtdc«.wbtrre«s
(cinpcrln?; by tW*t, tho only other method known, WiSTROYS IT,
CARHO MAUNli'l'IC RdMra NUVliR need to be HONKDorCiROUNI)
in private me. Do you renll/.o wlint this means? Remember the
liVGRLASTINO t>UQ\l. ' .. ,
J. D.  QUAIL   Agent, Fernie
■ imninmrnii . •        ■<=■■*>■'.'>*'*'•*» //
EtSlRICT LEDGEE,  FEEOTE.  B.  O. FEBRUABY    22N1>.,   190*:
IT. II. the Pioneer of Democratic Trade Unions.   .
The. local unioas of the International Typographical Union . are
about to nominate canididates for
the various international offices.
Nominations are made at" the regular February meetings of the
local. unions. The election will
take place on the third Wednesday   in    May.,    Inasmuch as the
" typographical union is the oldest
' and best conducted trade union on
the North . American continent,
iomi information as to its methods of self-government -will be of
particular interest at this time.
If any persons outside the ranks
oi organised labor are, unfamiliar
with the. democracy that' prevails
in almost all trade unions. As a
democratic body,. the, Iatern&tion-
- al Typographical Union of North
America is the pioneer, and stands
' pre-eminent as such! in the oigan-
iM>& labor movement.
The typographical union- is a
free association of economic equals
men and -women, for be it known
women are admitted to member*
ship in this organization . upon
the same basis as are men, one of
the cardinal principles, of the union being equal pay for men and.
women for. equal services pes formed. The international union . is
composed of unions scattered
throughout the United States and
Canada, and its jurisdiction extends, from Alaska to the Phillip-
pines. Each local union administers its local.affairs in conform-
> ity with international rules !and
regulations, said rules and regulations being developed by the combined local unions and administered by a central body known as
the; executive council in the interest of all the locals. This executive council is composed of certain
of.the international officers, who
'are elected.by. the referendum„ for
~terms-of^two-years. -—'—.—-
When, more, than fifty years ago
representatives . from the unions
scattered' "throughout the United
States met "and organized a national body, which developed into
the present international organization, the initiative and referendum" were but little known' or used, so "that up to abouften'years
. ago the annual convention composed of delegates from the affiliated unions, elected all of the international officers and formulat-
' ed tho rules and regulations. This
has now been changed. While the
annual delegate convention is retained, all of the international officers are nominated and elected
by the referendum, legislation is
initiated . and ■ all constitutional
laws and amendments must be
submitted to tho referendum, Tho
officers of all local unions are
elected byl tho local reforendum.
In fact, the way in which these
mon and wornon, associated in a
voluntary organization for their
collective benefit, govern ■ themselves is one of tbo greatest, expositions of domocracy extant. , ,
Not only does each local union
govern itself, but each union shop
is organised into a chapel, the
members elect a chairman and secretary and such other officers an
they may deem necessary, depending upon the sixe of the chapel.
The .chapel formulates and adopts
rules for the government of its-
members,. and it is the duty of
the chapel officers, to see1 that- all
union and chapel laws are lived up
to. These chapels are not only
for the benefit of the members, but
are a protection to the employers,
as the members are as zealous in
seeing that the office rules are observed as they are to see that the
union laws are lived up to.
All members of a union have a
voice in the discussion of all mat-;
ters before the union, but , only
those who have been members in
good standing for six months have
a vote on certain questions, such
as, for instance, amending the
constitution, changes in the wage
scale or to declare a strike. The
strike is the weapon of last re-,
sort in this union, and is only
appealed after all other means to
adjust difficulties have failed. A
proposition ' to- declare a strike
must receive a three-fourths vote
of six months members in good
standing, and in order that the
members may be entitled to in-,
ternational benefits'must-conform
to certain international laws and
be sanctioned, by the executive
Dircct»iis it Prepare Siopl-t, yet Rt-aarlable
Ikae Hxtart
A well known .authority : on
rheumatism gives the readers "of
a large New York daily r>aper the
following, valuable yet simple and
harmless prescription which any
one can easily prepare at home.
Fluid extract Dandelion one-half
ounce; Compound Kargon, one
ounce; Compound Syrup Sarsapar-
illa, three ounces...
.Mix by shaking.well in a bottle
and take a teaspoonful after > each
meal and at bedtime.
He states that the ingredients
can be obtained from any good
prescription pharmacv at small
cost and being of vegetable extraction, are harmless to take.    ,
This pleasant mixture, if taken
repularly for a few days, is said
to ; overcome almost any case of
Rheumatism/ The pain and swelling, if any, diminishes with each
dose, until permanent results are
the. stomach. While there are
many so-called rheumatism remedies, patent medicines, etc., some
of which.do give.relief., few really
give permanent, results, and the
above, will no doubt be . greatly
appreciated by many sufferers here
at this time.
Inquiry at the drug stores of
this neighborhood elicits the in^
formation that these drugs, are
harmless and can be bought separately, or the druggists here will
mix the prescription for our readers if asked to.
FURNIE, 2314—pres.,. I. T. Puck-
ey; Fin.. Sec, Thos. Biggs.
HOSMER, 2494—Pres., Wm. Taylor; Sec, Wm. N. Reid .
MICHEL,  2334-
grehoun; Sec,
•Pres., Wm.    Col-
Charles Garner.
COLEMAN, 2633—Pres., W. Hay-
son; Sec, Wm.  Graham'.
FRANK, 1263—Pres., Fred Allott;
Sec, George Nichols.       .;    '
LILLE, 1233—Pres., T. Evans;
Sec, A. W. May.
BELLEVUE, 431—Pres., F. Lewis:
Sec, Fred Chappell;
HILLCREST, 1058—Pres., Robert
Livett; Vict-Pres., J. Lagace;
Sec, Harry T. Cooper.
LUNDSRECK, 2276—Pres.     Hers-
chel Kaye; Sec.; Geo Thos. Wright.
WOODPECKER, 2299—Pres., W.
R. Hughes; Sec, John Fletcher.
MORRINVILLE, 2378—Pres., C.
H. Richardson; Sec, J. Mathe-
aon.  ,J
*■ Sec, T. Entwistle.
CANMORE, 1387—Pres., W.
age; Sec, Jack Raymond.
F. Dyson.
B. G.
-Jt' x
.  Fisher; Sec,
TABER,     102—Pres.,
Sec, Wm. Murdoch.
LETHBRIDGE;    574—Pres.
Hamilton;    Sec,  Charles
. cock.   . ,    .
TABER,   1359—Pres.,    Alf.    Roberts; Sec, Robert Doodson.
CITY'MINES,  2240, Edmonton—
Pres., T. James;.
STRATHCONA, 2248—Pres., John
Saint; Sec, Jas. Poole.     ,
WHITE      STAR     MINES,   2618,
Strathcona—Pres.,    Jas.    Cherl-
...er; Sec, Neil Mc Cormick.
BUSH MINES,* 2655, Edmonton—
Pres.,    Chas.    L.    Bryce;   Sec,
I Harper.
Presidents and secretaries whosec
names do not appear on this  list
are requested to forward them to
this office' for insertion.
Continued inquiries reach us for
the foregoing information.
He Answered All Questions and Even
Offered Further Information.
A small, quiet looking man, smoking
a large cigar, sat by the side of a medium si-sed automobile that was drawn
out oil the road as a large touring car
came along, driven by a man with an *
Interrogatory aspect.
■'. -The -man in the touring ear slowed
up and leaned over.!
"How long you been here?"
'"About two hours."
"Can't you find out what the matter
Is?' -
"Trouble with spark plug?"
"Think not"
"Hew.are your batteries7"
"Haven't got a short circuit, have
"On, no."
"Got any gruoltae In your tankf
.; "Plenty."   ,
* "Would you mind telnng roe, sir, Joel
whatfe tbe natter wtth that machine of
yoaimV.::'.. .
,In.^aMiPtr the man pointed to a
large ran* fwrmhouse in, tbo datta-oca. -
"' "Bee that boose oat therel" be asked,
"W«*T, sir, there tent anything tho
matter with this macbhee, but sine*
noon my wife has beta In that bouse
kissing her sister's first baby goodby.
When she gets throogb, if you aro not
over 1,000 miles away and will Jeava
your address, I win telegraph or cable
you the glad news at my own ex*
Mamma (returning from church)
—Why, Willie, take your, wheel into the back yard. You must not
play in the front yard on Sunday.
Willie (protestingly)—But, mamma,  isn't it  Sunday in the back
yard too?—Lipincott's Magazine.
 o —
Tho ono chief desire of tho mother is that her little ones shall be
healthy, bright and good naturod,
Every mother can keep her child-
ten in this condition if she will
give them an occasional does of
Baby's Own Tablets. Thoso Tab-
lots euro- colic, indigestion, constipation, diarrhoea, teething
troubles and tho other littlo ills of
childhood, Mrs, E, LoBrun,. Car*
illon, Que., says:—".TJaby's Own
Tablets have been ot great value
to my baby. I have used them to'
regulate her stomach and bowels*
and for teething and always with
the best of results.'' Sold by medicine dealers or by mail at 85c a
box from The Dr. Williams' Medt*
ein» Co., Broekville, Ont.
pany    is
E  E
To all
those   purchasing"
to   any   Ball at
Pat Millers
is  playing  can   hear  the
Music free ot charge
Phoenix, Feb. 19.—With its full
battery of eight furnaces now finally air.-i •'■■- ■■■o.i at fullest
capacity, • eating up over 3,000 ]
tons of ore from the company's
mines, }.■*.*• Grauby com-
U'C--.*- •*■■_ -tiying, it is
understood, -....., ■ ;•:•■ many .men
as at any previous time in its
history," somewhere between 850
and 1,000 men being on the payrolls of the company. Of this
number over 500 are employed at
tho company's mines in this
Four trains, are run out of hero
overy day, two by the C. P. R.,
and two by the Great Northern,
tho C. P. R. taking out about
thirty-two cars daily and tho
Great Northern about thirty-eight
cars each twenty-four hours. Tho
standing order for oro now is 3,*
200 tons per day. Almost every
day a carload of blister copper is
sent out from tho smolter at
Grand Forks, its destination bo*
ing tho refinery in New Jersey. "
,„   ,0-i       ' —
Gores Woman's Wenaihossos.
Wo rofor to that boo: i to we ilc, nenroos,
Bufforlng womon kno' irn M Dr. Plerco's
Tavorlto Proscription.    '
Dr. John Fyfe ono of tho E<!l torlal Staff
of Th* Ecucono MimoAi. Revikw says
of Unicorn root (Zfetonfr-ui Dlalm) which
it ono of tho chlof IngrxllonU of the "Favorite Proscription"»
 ■■•---*       ntaf*
...ii ac*
East Coat* Natives Make Tripe Us*.
When the ,Greenlaader ot the east
coast goes a-ebopping,; It to no light
matter, of a day'or oi week.   The snow
hut~holder.or.the far,north, on finding
mat his supplies are running low, packs
up'his. belongings and walks off,', with
hia wile and, f amir/.' He keeps on
walking, summer' and winter, for tt,
takes him anywhere from one to two
full .years to reach a settlement where
there are sbopa, Whole colonies sometimes Join" in these pilgrimages froin
their northern dwelling places, camping by tbe way as weather and Inclination permit .One might suppose that
sueh protracted journeys would be followed by long stays at tbe„. place o%
business., Not so. v The Eskimo spends
IKtJe-more• tlme;oyer.the shopping, fer:
which be has .come so; far than.does .a:
womantbargain hunter at the periodical
drapery sales with us. v Sometimes two
hours finish the transactions, and the
^r^a»er'wilrBtart~on*hls-l«sg retain
Journey northward. - The fine1 bear.and
fox-"skins which he has brought with
him   are   bartered   for   secondhand'
clothes, tobacco, old' iron and many
articles not only valueless, but actuaDy
Injurious to the buyer.   A lite which
can afford a four years' shopping trip
now and ngaln does not strike one at
bverstrennoos.—London Scraps.       „
The , weary .traveller in search ot a - good ■.
borne, plenty to eat and something good to
~°    drink should go to
The King Edward Hotel
J. L.  Gates,  Proprietor \
Fernie, B. C.
Corner Hanson St.
& Victoria Ave.
«A wmdy which uwartablristsuan
Wln*rl*rorr.Uw • .• * mskcifprnormid
tlTlty of too enUre wprodncHTo tjutt
He continue* «In lielonlw we bsve iroedles*
tMnt vtiteb more fullr wuwera tbe store
parpoM*thanany oCfcor dr«a w^fc-jrnMofc 1 em
^^WLla the (feetment Of dlr«uef pelt u Mldom Unt tcua li
u* to .women
Mlltl  ...
nyn ■Thei'ollowuir . -	
iMlestioni for UrdonTts (Unlrarn loot),
■m unoar tbe .leedlnr
Queerest Town In England.
The most carious town in England t»
Northwlch, There is not a straight'
street nor, in fact, a straight house lu
the place. Every part of it has tbe ap*
pearnuco of an earthquake. Northwlch
Is" the center of the salt Industry la
Cheshire, England. „0n nearly all Rlden
of the town nro big salt works, with
their engines pumping hundreds of
thousands of gallons of brlno overy
week. At n depth of sorao 200 or J100
feet aro Immense siibterrniionn liikes
of brlno, nnd ns tho contents of thoso
nvc pumped nnd pumped nwuy tho upper cruBt of earth (s correspondingly
weakened, and tlio result is nn occasional subsidence; These subsidences hnvo
n "pulling" effect on tho nearest buildings, nnd thoy nrr> drawn all waysnud
glvo tho town nn oxtromoly dlsslpntod
nppenranco. ■
The Gender of the Moon.
In English, French, Italian, Latin
nnd Greek tho moon is feminine, bnt
in nil tho Teutonic tongues tho moon
is mnscullno. Which of tho twain la
its true gonderT Wo go back to the
Baaskrlt for an -Answer. ProCeeaoff
lias Mailer rightly eaya ("On the It*
llgfcms of India"), "It la no longer «•»
nM that for throwing light on Mae)
of the .darkest problems that bare ••
be eolfod by the student oi Uaemft
nothing fc» bo useful to a effttfcral eeaay
of Banskrit" nore tbo word for IM
moon to mat, which !• aaaeallaa,
llark haw arm what
For Three Months
for tbU~ NorMdlsl treBt
orttchlrur J
OffWAi I.
the rcprodujstive i
ened <
tni of vromem eomtint
the nt Ion ol the uW**
loodlnfVduotos wesk*
n tMi^k.-#Uh»leocwftb»»i
i)c(»ndltrav)Mhe repiro(lueil»e
asm,tnHxtkar.vrmion end Ir*
iMCliUy. wJt»chronle dlieiwi of
(floodln»J. dueio • weik*
tbe reprodneUve sritemi
reued or ■bunt montlilr
^o«^eonnltlon of thadifwilve orrini
and Ijtente (thin Uooal htMt> drtninr
MmiMon. In tbe eitntoe lover Mrt ofthe
All the leading lines of High
Class-Chocolates and
ifmorfl or 1eMJ>f..th«
rwniiiiiiiiiiit' Ho Iiitftltfl
,. „ li l/nlcorn root, or Uelonlai,
tbo medical proiwrtlos of which H
most fsltiiiujiy iotinM.u*n.
01 Onirton SfM rrwt, nnotnor Ttroralnont
Inprrodlent of «t'avonw i'n»cripi(un,''
rrof. Flnloy, El}ngwond,M. D.,o! lien-
nett M«llcal CoIIpro, Chlcano, tiayn:
«IU< an Jmpf)rtmt wnetiy in dttoruer* of
UiBiroiriH   in nil ratirrhtl rotidllloii*. * *
»n'I Bonoral cnfj.*j»iil(;men u iv w'iscful,"
Prof. JolHi M. Bene lor, >I IX, Into of
c:.ia;.*...-;;, .*.-}-i- si &?.".''.'.-3 .*'•"" rn»i •
• In rt'liilion to itn ntnoritl olfiv-jjion ihj
«yi«t«m, thin U no m*dv{n* in tii*?. fil'fitif «r/i(fh
tlitrclmxuh Qt.nmxlxmnwtt><tv<>f I'l-t'iilfin. It
in ynivrnnUu rciforijiil iu> iht tunic uwful tn
■lldelillllsti-d .IMM,"   .. „    , , _
Wof.ll Jiartbohiw, M. V>., of Jpffonion
woiyht and valve to th* adjaatweat «l
this great arcament.   The tory mtd
and, like
hi "father of tho iaaa.»-
Clara-Well, aunt, havo yow phoa**
graphs con* from Mr. FncoaUo? Mlea
Miydevol (angHlyl-Yea, and ttajr
wtat bade, too, with a not* n&mift
my opinion of bis Impudooe*. Ctara-
Ortdoual Wlmt was ItT Miss Uay
deval—Why. on tbo ImcU of erery pie.
tare wero them words: "Tho orlgteal
of Uila to carefully pre«erTed.M-Loav
don Chronicle.
i ll'l. JV. J..U IIIUIIIW, Jll,   I'-."'   "■ ".'
Modlcnl College,fnyaof C<-.l(i"n Soili
"Valuni'Jn 1" nifiiiio lii*HM>fiiiiii7f', m<nor
rtiwl* Uiofllnir) i,iiil i*oiiu*i'*>ii>'i (iimiLiiur
Miffafpnlnful I'lcii'inmtiiifiV"
Dr. I'lercoV I'livfrite l'ii*BiT.|iilnir Mill..
fully rnpiv»entp nil tlm nlwvo finintd In*
TCfllonlfl ftr.di'iirf'« th" dhtmcslur which
tic rocommcrulcd.
Town»~Of conrno tbe scheme la a
good ono, but do yov, think your wlfo
will epprovo of It? nrowno-Yoa, If by
cnrefnl blntJng 1 etui get ber to formo*
Into It herself and make her boHore Ida >
her own. j
Kxnmlnor—What do you know about!
tlio power of tlio piirth'H iiltrncflonT     j
Candidate—It Is Uio titron«cat at;
about 2 o'clock In tho morning,
we will receive subscriptions
to The District Ledger at the
rate of
One Dollar a Year
We  want to double our
of subscriber!;.   Seize the
portunity   and get the   paper
with all the News
Send   your   name   into    the
Manager of The Ledger.
Wc have just placed in   stock   some
of the   latest fads for printed   matter,
and guarantee  satisfaction. ,	
I bolrmre rather In drawtof man to* i
ward good than HtnirUnc then ootfaeal!
bincHBalt.  „— \
PHONP.   NO.   TEN j-J.,-..-.*!    -.-.'.C A. "l1 i»w--'-,1k*A'>.„.*t5fi,-.\*--!'
«•> .^»W^^^-j^^*^»«^
**ut;tj*v^.tiSii.e*pM~~.. UJ-;
i*.-».«v^^=^_^j»*Sffaaa.—a--^ij»iaarEjJi*..'ra-.»..ii'Bi.i.iii fc.imm iM iiii*..F*,-ii*.,fr'M.'.-ii*».'-iit-»-*^*>,..*.-f^iji.* i «,,■..,.,_
News of the Citv
' FOR SALE.—My house and lot.
L. P.' Eckstein.
WANTED.—One experienced general .. servant. Apply Mrs. J as.
McEvoy. *
FOR SALE.—A four roomed
house on lot 60xlS0, situated on
Howland Ave. Cheap i'or cash,
or will give terms. Apply at this'
office...' w-3-t."
FOR SALE.—5. roomed'plaster-
,ed ..house, good pantry, on lot 55
xl3S ft. Also shack 26x14. ft on'
same:lot, V/est Fernie (terms arranged) Apply J. Biggs.
, WANTED.—Someone to buy preemption rights in Nechanca Valley, 'B./C,,*;.on the Grand Tiunk
Pacific, Improvements made. Apply for particulars, Ledger onice.
f". -'.V--3 _ T.'H.—2-t
".':?        ICE-NOTICE. .--   ■
We;'a,re prepared to furnish No.
1 Crow's ■•.Nest';"Lake,, ice. For particulars,0'' address"■''" Good Bros.,
Crow's Nest. B.  C.      .
'.     .„' . DISTRICT'LEDGES, FERNIE.    ,3. :C.   FEBRPAEY    22ND.,  1908.
I-Vps'iI Gfcnr.d Coffee,  regular
Special for Saturday...;',-..-...'.
Koval  B'.iir Ki'i-sh f-'oii'i
Special ftr Saturday.
<$.    PayCash
W.  J." ''B1.UNDELL        Prompt Delivery
W. Johnson was at-Nelson during- the week..,     .,.,',
Don't forget our voting contest
See Ad.-, on Page 5.,  ,
'J. A. - Macdonald, Sec-Treas.
Dist. No. 18 was up from Blair-
more this week. ' <■
■ T. Biggs has., been confined . to
his bed this week with a severe
attack^ of la grippe.
,The Firemen wish to thank all
,v/ho' helped to "make their dance
such a decided success.    ,   •.
D. V. Mott has been fighting la
grippe for the .past couple of
weeks.  He is up and around.
See, Liphardt about' that watch
he has them at any' price $1.00
$2.50, 82.75,' $5.00, $6.50 and up.
Mrs.;, George Stevenson will sing
on Sunday evening at Christ
Church-."Come unto me," by
Coenen'. ,    . '■     , , \-   ■; ■■: .
Harry Brown is acting,as chief
clerk in the. C. P. R., freight department in the .absence of J.-P.
Carrick- ,, ...      ., -v   .,. ~. \ '
Peach orchard for sale in Okan-
agon Valley,, part - bearing this
year. Apply. W. S. Stanley,
Ledger. •*
' Remember,, that we ^ want your
vote on the^most popular lady in
Fernie. ' Three votes for one dollar paid  ori',-subscriptibns."
~i-A—B.TJLiphardt-has~ a—ver-y—fine-
selection  of loose diamonds which
he  can mount in his  own   workshop.   His prices are right.      a-
The Rev.. H.  R.   Grant was  at
D. .McDonald was registered a,t':a
Nelson"hotel,on Wednesday.  A" >
1 r ■'' "        <
|    S.  Marcus,, paid a visit to-K'el-
! aon' on Tuesday  of this .weeli.  "::*
-<> , •', ..-    " . i"
i    Mr. Campbell, real'estate agent,!
took a,trip- to Calgaryf during the;
week" returning on. Thursday,  " us-?
If you want to .^be., sure' of.-wai-'
ing up. in time- these >dark5;morn-'
ings get one of- Liphardts alarm"
clocks.     ••   -...;" '*'"
Mrs. J." D. Hurd. will receive oil'''
Thursday,   February  27th  from  4
to  6  in  the afternoon,  and from'
8 to-10 in the evening..'  '.'.
The Socialist Party'will, meet at
the, Old Coal Co's office, nexffire
hall „on .'Sunday evening at,7.45.
Enter at' fear of- building. '"'
•'Wm.' Stewart-returned 'on Sunday evening from. a trip to. .the
Coast,, and other points,, and, reports an enjoyable holiday.
Read our ad on page 5, and send
in your votes to the manager.
This a chance of a1 lifetime to assert the popularity of your choice.
We are pleased to.state that Mr.
R. W. Wood is able to be around
once more. Mr. Wood has had a
very severe , attack of typhoid
fever. '
The dog races were put off on
account, of the.request of the boy's
parents, as a number\of the boys
were badly bitten by the ""excited
'canines." "■
:TUe ice is in pretty good" condition at the rink and has .been very
much enjoyed by a large crowd of
skaters each night. A little music
would draw a larger crowd.
The Whelan Cup' is a beautiful
trophy, presented -by -the Whelan
Bros." It" is-.-a challenge Cup i for
teams in the Pass,' and 2- out of
3 - games    have  to  be. played   to
 ' "" '... , _ —1.1 ^>OArt  Art	
-wiii".—o.-iie-'-CUp—Cu&i~uvc:- ipouu.Uu;—<-
The first hockey games for' the
Whelan Cup will be played here
on Wednesday next "the  26th, As
tending the Presbytery at Nelson
this, week. While in Nelson, Mr.
Grant tried to arrange a' game
between the Nelson and Rossland
"ay for S
,.   .. .,,,..   ,|
Good Prairie.IJay.for.Salo    g
iiK"0ar->'L6ts   " **
W. E. Barker
Cayley, Alta.
Opens on .January. C^li. Why n„t muiIj
f-hoithaml, boolckeeing, uto., and qualify
Au'ii Bood s.ilaiiuil uos.iiioii,y , Wo c:in
lishi you. rntoiostinj; 'ciUioguo free'on
i*ujiue.-.t to F. G. Gur'outt, Piiaulpal qf
Tlio '6aibutt"Bu.'si]!'os'a College, Calgary.1
from .Tor
,   A. -Klauer ...returned
onto' on" Wednesday;
Geo Hale went, to Enderby,'B.
C. on Wednesday,, this week;-' "^
. Mr. Parmalee late night operator at the Ci P. R. has''severed'his
connection with that Co., and has
been succeeded by Mr. W. V. Price.
C. P. R. officials, General Superintendent A. Price, J. Brownlee,
Superintendent and W. Woodhouse
Master Mechanic, passed through
here on a special train on Thursday."   . >"'    "     "
Jimmie ■ Miller. sustained' a very'
painful injury, on"' Thursday night.
While at practice he was .hit in
the eye .with the puck.' We hope he
v/ill be able to play next week, as
he- would be a sad loss to the
team. "    -•'•* -.
The Robert Ganthony Co., appeared here on Thursday evening',
and were' very disappointing. They,
had a large house, which we are
glad of for the Curler's sake, but
indeed. 6The Curling Club,"under
whose . auspices - ■ they -■> appeared
thought   they  were  a  good .com-
n■ , v,   '"■        ,,    .."*"'   "-j.   pany-   and   win  be  more  careful
Coleman has a pretty iair team it   5lext„ time in their selection
phould r-rovc an interesting fame.       m,      —       .       ...
m mm lawson s \mm
i.Anv ii.\uiii:ks
A -ft proimi-ptl In enter *o 'nilic,'
tr.nil.'j ns well ,*is frniitlcinon'F.
!million' luilrniid fiu'iss trpnted
miv (Ih.v but Ritiiii'dnv.
Kxccllciu. Skntin*?
Ailmisslnn 5,'m Chililivn 1j"i
should prove an interesting game
3e sure     and    attend    the danco
after the match. Miller's orchestra
will be there,
. Mr. Duulop, immigration agent
had an exciting time with a man
that was being deported to Gateway last week. The man was trying to escape, and jumped from
the train when it was going at
20 miles an hour. Mr. Dunlop,,
however, recaptured him and took
him to Gateway,
The deatli of J. Law occurred
on Tuesday at the hospital. Mr.
Lav/ was provincial constablo at
Coal Creek, and while there was
very highly respected by all. The
funeral was held on Wednesday,
under tho auspices of the Order of
Owls, A large body of that organization turned out.
The Fancy Dress Carnival to be
.. s held on March 3rd should prove
<*> an interesting affair. The rink will
'*; all bo completed by that date,
and first class accommodation ior
... skaters will be provided. Ladles
<f> will be able to check their wraps
<V l'rea of churge, The dressing rooms
*l v/ill bo heated. Spoctatorn will
have ample and comfortable accommodation.
, A. W, Courtney is advertising
! with us, and is going to get alter
i businosr. in tho photographic lino,
The Fernie rink company
offered $100* for a game between
the Nelson and Rossland hockey
teams on their-ice, the money'to
go for .expenses, etc.,-a'nd to.be
divided between the teams in any
way they should see fit to-apportion it. Nelson replied that its
team would go'with or without
expenses ■ or would, play for 'any
sum of money from $5 to $5000
or for charity. Rossland refuses
the offer on the ground that Fernie is too far away. " "
*. -MM* (•WW*!*-* k%*M
*/ i Ho   docs   enlarging    in  Crayon,
Wed.? Foby. 26th
Bfloo.kc. y
Mulch '
Tho (li-dcol 11 Btfrlusol game,-)
for tlio Wlielna Cup. .
/.iliniibiim       *   . r»0c
8ubsi*(inont (luten
lo   bo  iiminffcri
■^ | water color, sepia, and oils, Wo
% ; havo two photographors in tho
<'$ i city, and thoy should |be patronlz-
.♦;. I ed in preferonco to outsiders who
'% | leavo no money lioro, and gcnoral-
% j ly do not do as good work, Mr,
<£ j Courtney's Ad, appears on pagiS.
<£* | W, R, Imnan M, 0. Eye Special*
'X | ist of Winnlpog and Vancouvor,
1 ' will be at Pernio, Thursday !and
fr •' Friday, Fobruary 27, and 28.; Es*
*j> j tnbllshcd twoniy-nino years in
«>{Winnipog, correcting over-60,000
fa cases of defectivo eyes, eomplieat*
ed cases a specialty. If you havo
nny trouble with your cyos or
need glnssoa  that  are fitted   cor*
! rectly    hco   him,       Coimultatlona
<•> '
'•) -—.-WW ^
a I  am  open  to  buy [|j
I Purs- of all  kinds, |
I nnd  will  pay cash, |
j Apply at     ' |
| B. C. Furniture Store §
& ®
want your
A, i
MM-**- \**0 Pi tmtAmmtumn
Taos. March 3rd
Pri/eft ofl'ercd
U Mill    Ml   MttUllllHIICti
!■' irfbfi* iiirMful.iri ),*iff»r
I*   - -■ - i
BtilMor c% Conti actoj-
Froe,   day    or overling.  Appoint
mentu    made at BloaHdcll's   Drug
<•■  store.
^ ! At the Salvation Army barracks
'*;, on Tuesday night Feb. f.5th there
',",',' will be An enrollment of soldiers
.., ' and a baby will 1>o dedicated to
■y ' God and the Army. There are tiho
'*'! npocinl inoctingH on Wodnomlay
'$. \ and Thursday nights, a commit.
r ' Hftnlnw of Infnl fifficcrfl nnd HMtr.
<&; | ical "ineBtinp. A lunch will be \
y i served at the clotte oi each moot-
'.', ing. Admission 25c, for a ticket
Z which admits to all three services.
A. ' The lunch will be 10c extra. Alio
<•* a number of p-ood aprons for irdo
•>* Cnnif one ;i*nd nil,
-/ Recently Tho Gaibutt BusinoSH
College of Calgary has installed a
complete equipment for a tele*
firnphy dop.irtj»pnt, and is now In
,-i porition to teach thoroughly
both railway and commercial operating, This department is In
chj-.rije nt Mr, A, Low, who hrm
had    twenty-seven   years'   exper*
% —
Kuilmnlca FiirnlMiod  nnfl
SiUlsfnctloii  Qu'M'nntftpil
Fornio ant. Kosiuoi'
fivMv^/fr,,-;/i--'t''i''*.'i\'iv. <i>'ti..-Jv-vJ.*.*,*:
All lines of I'lioto^rnpU' Work
Knliirsomonts in Crayon,
Water Color, Sepia
and Uilci.
1'loturcN tn lion nt itmt>oniililo prii'c-.
All Work Ounrunteed or No Pay
A. W.
Box 424
•  Plnns and Kntlmnton fiirnlNlied,
Jobbhn;.", Sn*h niid Doors,'
Builder's Stairwork a -Specialty
Sailtfiictlou stmrniilccd.
I». O. Box ilia , n-oion ln|>or
. On» A(lriik»i^i
'*A * •i•t-•V♦^•••'■••^»■^V♦''•4*VHv'•■
 :!i the C. T. H.     Aa there
if a great deinund for fr'n**»f»nt
railway onfrater.-", at very .. . . -
irative salariM thin department Is
bound to grow and to troceeed.
."'o thrtr Ad. on page 8.
Tlio lontf tiii-kcd-foi* |irls conio at but. The IVrnlo Stciam
IAiindry hr..-* «f*w\ ((,r |):,,si,gt.,vs •,-,;:», *j((. n^, U\(,v\,\nviy.Ui
tho iiiavU-sijintl the- ti.osi improvi'd inotbotlii.   PnnUary nnd
aatlsfaftorv wnTk fni^rntiffinl     \   >rux  vin „r.„,.T-., ...
All   While   Help employed
i;::i:;i.i vh yovh duus
to in; wasiikii ix nriisn-s
Say ! Why not have your plumbing
done now before the big- rush. Wc
. have the largest; staff of experienced
plumbers, steam fitters and tinsmiths
in the city.    Prompt and efficient.
A. T. Hamilton./ Proprietor
Telephone, 1 Next King Edward Hotel
*A   ^_- .       -     •    S&
5 4
• »
All u'uik c.ii;,..l {„i
ni.tl ili-liii-ivd iiti-
><i iliitia*('.
We are there
SSiatcs,   Hookey   Stloks,
Without using any slang phrases,
wo mean what we say "Wc aro
there" with nil the paraphernalia
n.wivjtiiuvi iu ."uiviuiiiy; iinu iiObKoy.
We carry lhe largest assortment of
these goods in the district and for
quality   and  price   defy competition.
mv tin i
c -v
;-'*•*•>♦■*•*»# «*,-«**+j^i".**.**
rernie Steasai Laundry
Tel, No. t3W Victoria Ave
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