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Creston the Gem
i ;  of the Kootenays:
Nearest to   markets,  absolutely free
..■■...        - . ,    t
from   frost,-/ finest: climate,    best : shipping
facilities, largest areas of choice land  iri"dne "
block, enabling;shippers to secure carjtatt^rajes.
:, a>>-. We'-want- to* point out the difference,
between/ordinary -or; cheap land and the-fine
loamy, soil of the Creston Valley.     One of
the; most successful* growers of, apples for the*, r
English market writes "us. that good- land will/
pay $700 per acre,f while his best, land has
paid as high as $i,'40o per acre.    Consequently ,
it is poor economy to buy cheap land.    We advise every purchaser to=make a |]personal examination.     It takes less than  six hours  to
reacn Creston, we are arranging, for Excursion
rates and will,deduct expenses to purchasers.   '
Call and see lis or, write for particulars
* ♦■
SM House Near Cleveland
J Destroyed by fire—Children
- Die in Sight of Parents
i Cleveland, Ohio, Mar.; 4.—-Death in
one of its most terrible forms came to
between 160 and 170 children of the
north Collinwood school in the. village
of; Collin wood, an eastern suburb of
this city, today,/wh'en tlie school building,   catching-.ifire." from -la defective
furnace in the basement, was wrecked
in the space of half an hour. The
building being inadequately provided
'with fire escapes, the children were unable 10 -.make their wav to the lower
. . -t .      .     .  - •
floors in time to escape the [flames as
they, shot, up from the basement and
cut off egress.
. Starting about 9.30 in1 the. basement
from ihe[pyer-heated;,furnace, the 'fire
gained^tremendous headway before its
[presencejwas noted. Tlievfire brigade
.was railed'out al once.ahd those in the
rooms on the lower floors were quickly
•noved{'out of [the building, but when
the panic-stricken little'ones in the up-,
per room's attempted lo make \ their
way out.jthe jam of, uncontrolled and
fear*siri|kcn children' was such, that
andJthejtperished almost within reach*
bfsafevi#|?jv#>i   \ \ >.'[> -3
The Wright Investment Go.
126 Victoria Ave., Fernie
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TtAs we are catering specially to.the*/^ork|laginan)B;imde';i',.ii
you cannot do' better than examine our goods before buying
elsewhere. " ...,•. ...
Sec Our Specials
Our Special $2.75 Pit Bhcher Outside Counter
Our 10 oz. Overalls at 90c
Our Working Pants, at $1.95 up ;
" .    •   ■     o ,..■■-'
pur Suits at  from $8.00 to $20.00 cannot be equalled
Quality the finest.   Prices right
$ WW*RS, '-
SUH) a Ybj
White wear!
Kootenay  Fruit Lands
WHY riot buy a ten or twenty acre fruit farm which Will yield you
■ from $390.do,to $6po.oo. profit per acre per.year,?^'S,i^uatedLin.,the,..
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; District with a most delightful climate and splendid shipping facilities.   ,
' •   ',  .We pay purchaser's expenses to look over our land.     It Stands
Crow's   Nest   Pass   Investment   Co.,   Ltd.
Lethbridge.    Alberta
=■,_ Various and unconfirmed statements
are made as to the cause of the fire and
also that only one door was unfastened.
The janitor, Fritz Herter, ■ himself
bereaved of three children, says the
doors-were open,according to custom.
At any rate, the congestion of fleeing
children in the hallway below effeclu-
a|lv oarred (he wav and the little ones
went to their deatirfotally, unable to
evade the flames. vl
Within three hours after, the start of
the tire it had burned itself out and the
work of recovering the bodies pro-
ceded. The village fire department
had only two engines and neither,
upon arrival after the alarm of fire was'
given, wiis at all effective in stemming
the flumes. The school was a two-
story and attic brick building, constructed about six years ago. It was
overcrowded with pupils and it was
found necessary to, utilize the attic for
those of ages between G and 8.
Just to hand  a  handsome line of Ladies' White
Muslin   Underwear consisting of
Corset  Covers
Night Dresses
and Shirts
Children's White and Colored
Dresses  An    great    variety
Your  Inspection   Invited
The   trite^
C. M. O'Brien, Dominion organizer,
will lecture in the Miner's Union hall
on Saturday night and also on Sunday
night at Coal Creek Club house, *-Thc
subject will he "Marxion Socialism"
and will commence at 8 p. m. sharp.
Mr. Stuhbins, expert from Messrs.
Miller & Richards, Winnipeg, has been
working hard all week installing the
new press for the District Ledger, one
of the largest and most up-to-date
presses this side of the rockies.
James Brooks begs to state that
he has opened for business in
Painting, Paper hanging, Sign
Writing, Graining, Etc.
'   Fir«it rlncq  worV   rrnnrntitpnH
Resldonce: Howland Ave & Rogers St.
P.; O.  Box 202
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The Celebrated
Always a Large Stock
to   select   from
The Very Latest Styles in Raincoats.   I handle only the
Imperial   Brand.     AH   croods   in   stock  are  strictlv   new
New   Spring   Goods   Arriving   Every   Day
MRS.    E.    TODD
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The  editor  does, not ,hold him-
. aelf responsible for opinions   expressed by correspondents.
JFeraie B. C, Feb. 23, 1908^
•Jo the Editor District Ledger
In order that justice may be accorded and .Robert Blatchford
nay receive > that consideration,
■which, is his due, I teg that you
may see your way to gi« this
communication publicity. On
.Feb. 9th, during, one of his afternoon addresses, Sir. Hall characterised Robert Blatchford as a
consummate ass." When exception
-was taken by some Socialist present to this extreme view, Mr.
Hall explained that, as some of
his. audience were inclined to nod
he sometimes used strong; terms in
order to waken them up, this>one
having had the dasirec. effect he
-would gladly withdraw it." i..    .
I am     of the opinion that' Hr.
H. .was unsincere in this explanation for two reasons; Firstly,,the
remark was    aimed at agnostics,
, who, if his revence will allow me,
can find a much more comfortable
place to nod than a church;   who
, are' not required to go to church
ia order to please- someone,   'and
who therefore only go when they
"expect to be entertained, nor when
interests wains are 'they required
to remain, tor fear of giving  offence.   The     tendency to nod     in
" church - is wholly christian.
Secondly,* he repeated his assertion on the following Sunday, essayed to prove it and maintained
he had done so.
'" Mr. H. has expressed the opinion," the one who is foolish'is made'
desirable that one who is un sincere. '   -      " .,■    o
As "comsummate ass" accord-
ing to Webster would be a heavy
dull stupid fellow in the highest
degree. Some day with your indulgence, - Mr. Editor, I shall show
that Blatchford', is not by any
an epithet;" but" for the present
shall confine myself to Mr. H.'s
address.'"     .--,,.'.
For  one who professes  to  have
, considerable aquaintance with B.'s
works and to admire him Mr. H.
possesses some extremely peculiar
ideas'.  For■ instance he says "that-'
had*B. met some 'one at a1 critical
period of his life, he would havei
been a different man'. Now Mr, H.
believes B. to be a good man gone
wrong, and as no one    can point
to a blot on B.'s character, it is
evident   that   Mr. H. " means B.
would have remained a christian,
had this  (from ' Mr. Hall's point
of view) desirable person happened along.     It might interest you
to know that B. as a boy was a
pantonine, as a youth   a work-win a   , weaving   factory.       As   a
young man a "sergeant in a wild
Irish regiment just returned from
India,     as   a man full grown a
highly salaried and valued member of a prominent London Weekly's staff, <vnd came through it all
a Christian, in the best sense of
that   word,     Yet     when almost
fifty,    author   of a dozen books,
editor and creator of a popular
weekly, he read a theological book
and it paved thu. way to his infidelity.    To hear Mr. H talk one
would think that B. was an irresponsible   hoy   when    he turned
agnoBtic, wheroas ho was a man
in the prime   of   intellectual life,
and   with    tho   reputation as   a
thinker.      Mr.    H. 1b constantly
condemning    sweeping assertions,
Another favorite expression of his
is "X don't    want to be unkind,
but you ought to go to school"
"Verily he is ths man, and with
him   shall    wisdom die" as the
plagued poet of the Shunar plains
would Bay.    He makes tho swoop*
ing assertion that Blatchford got
all, his ideas from Haecktl, where
did he get   his reasons ior this.
Hot from "Mot Ouilty" nor from
"God and my    Neighbor" he'recommends a dozen books,   wbloh
will bear out his statemimts and
Hoeckel is not among thon.   Mr.
W. nnyn Tl. pot -practically all h»
knows from   Haeckel   is   it   not
strong*   then,    how    seldom he
quotas him. In "Mot Guilty"   hii
quotas Darwin five times, Lomb*
ross twiee, Lydston sleven, Krop-
atVfm thrw, Rat*w.r*-«r fnwr, a nii-m*.
bar «f   grantor    and lesser lights
ones or more, and Xlatekel OMOB.
Za "God and my If tighbor," wt
find   the  same eondlt-ions obtain
among a number of sdantists and
phbliflophsrs and   historians   ws
find Hatektl quoted ONCE, and it
is the self same quotation as appears   ia   "Mot Guilty,"     and it
touches on brotherly lore.
By virtue of this mppos«d debt
to Haaektl,   Mr, H, takes I.   *«
. - .---.ft-ta-* •<■•-<•.-;--■• **: ■■ ., »j«'.' ^i.
task for laughing at (tK&nt8 - Critique of Pure Reason," "Poor fellow" says Mr. H. "He hadn't the
brains to understand it. I believe
the words of Mr. H. were, "It was
too hard a nut for him to crack."
Then comes, another sweeping* assertion that Heackel exto,?Ied Kani
to the sky. Haeckel 'so far as
my knowledge of him carries me
did nothing of the kind.. Haeckel
frequently mentions Kant but I
have yet to meet the passage
which could, be construed into
high praise. He does call him "the
most influential leader of German
philosophy." Yet after a, series
of interrogatory sentences, as- to
what is "soul" "mind" etc., he
says "Mot only are the veiwo of
the most eminent thinkers on these
questions widely devergent, but
even the same scientific authority
has often* completely changed
his views in . the course of bis
psychological development." He
says this fact contributes to tho
"collosal; confusion of ideas which
prevails in psychology" and further that y "The most interesting
example of such entire change . ; .
is found in Kant!" '.
Can you call the. following high
praise. "The more the distinguished modern school of "Neo Kant-
ian's urges a '.'return to Kant" as
the only 'possible salvation irom
the frightful' X jumble of modern
metaphysics the more clearly do.
we perceive'*the"indeniable and
fatal contradiction between the
fundamental opinion of the young
and elder Kant" (Riddle of the!
Neuverse" page'33 cheap reprint)
I could quote from several places
in this book, and from his "Evol-
btion, of Man," and his Natural
History of Creation," to show
that Haeckel did not highly praisei
Kant; had' I,space, lacking which
I refrain.,
Presumely Mr. H. supposes B.
to be the* originator of determinism because he says "Be "careful
boys I'have reason to believe that'
he himself is changing his ' opinion" apropos of Mr,; H., favorite
expression "You ought to go to
IchoolJ'' ~ara^I~irreleWnirinHasking"
the reverend gentleman°to read at
scene 2nd act "Merchant of Venice" and assimulate some of the
philosophy to be found there in'
"good sentences and well pronounced;" Let me tell him something: George B. Shaw had. occasion once to write an article.on
•'Determinism.".«- He did,not mention Blatchford., Alex. ,M,, Thomson,' Blatchford's bosom friend
had the temerity to ask through
the. pages of the Clarion, -Why
B's name was omitted in discussing "Determinism" thereby bringing down upon his devoted head
the wrath «t. a 1 number of well*,
known writers, who desired to
know, why in the name of com*
mon sence should B's name be
mentioned; What had he to do
with determinism anyway. True he
had popularised- it, and they were
grateful to him for it, although ho
hadn't done that any too well.
And supposing ho did change his
views. Why , should that affect
us. Suppose I should go out on
tho street tonight, and declare
that Socialism was a falacy,
would it then be logical to as-
'sume that the arduous researches
and life long toil of tho analytical Marx and Engels and their
compeers and the theories dove*
loped therefrom were unsouled and
untenable in, tho light of my repudiation thereof? Of course it
Then why should Blatchford's
predicted apostasy cause us to go
careful. Would it affect the long
list of authors whose writings
have , given us cause to believe
that much of the crime and brutal*
ity which now vexes and affrights
mankind may be eradicated? Would
it give us cause to believe that
our criminal code is sane? or that
the church understands crime, or
attempts to abolish it? Mot for a
moment my reverend friend, not
for the hundredth part of a mo*
Then Mr. £1, tells us "He will
live to regret it" and this X call
eant, Fur* unadulterated cant. I
have always bad considerable re*
«*M.ot fur Vtr. T*. Vnifc whim Jw* ni*
tared this pet phrase of Impotent
theology much ot it oosed out ol
mo, Xt bad a somewhat similiar
effect upon ma as hearing an oath
in church would havo had in my
isyioed day*.
So fay X have -merely eriticised
Mr. B. X shall now attend to his
arguments, which is something
Mr. H did not do in dealing with
Blatchford. Ha did not confute
a single fundamental argument in
Blatchford's works and then had
th* impudence to say he hod
scuttled our ship; forsooth; if that
is what yon call a scuttled ship X
never want to go to aea in a
bsttar.      ,   .
(Continued   on   page thrtc.)
■i-i i
Interetting Experiment With an Else-
-= tic Band and a Pin.
With a bright pin and a bit of elastic
cord, aided by the focusing of a few
rays of light, you may produce a very
pretty.illusion. Stick the pin.through
tbe elastic and twirl the latter vertically between the thumb and the foreSn-
ger of each hand, separating the hands
'■,*m- i
so as to tighten the elastic, and you
give the pin a sufficiently swift rota*,
lion to make it present the. image of a
drinking glass. ■
Much depends upon the,brightness of
the piu, the light it shines in" and the
darkness of the background. Iu , ilie
Illustration the operator is supposed to
be in a dark'room, with a ray'of- sunlight falling through the shutter upon
the pin. -^      ,,        '■",-.■"/ . .
With a little practice various objects
may be imitated. If the'pin-tends toward a horizontal' position it should
be tied to the elastic with.a bit of
white thread, which wllirnot Interfere
at all v.-ilh the ^experiment •;^- '•"'.'
How a Gingerbread "General^ForetclIe5
'' the -Weather. ,, .
There is a man In Paris who has the
queerest barometer of which ^.there is
record. He has one made at a certain
bakery every year, where they know
exactly how to fill his order. A barometer made at'a bakery^-you say?
Yes, it Is made of gingerbread and.is
in tlio form of a general of division
of the French nrmy..'.The/figure.'Is,
'suspended from a -nail, and ^(t, ,ls the,'
duty of the Frenchman's servant to'
examine It every morning and forecast
tho weather from it Ilowtcun he do
it? In this,way: Gingerbread is iiiiltd
susceptible   to   atmospheric   changes.
■Moist air makes It soft, as yoii'doubtless know, and In very dry alr„lt bo*
, comes hard. When tho, Frenchman
i-Ibcs in the morning, therefore lie culls
his servant, and asks, "What does the
general say?" . if the servant has found
the general "flabby," he advises Ills
master to take his umbrella as be goes
out If, on tlie contrary, be has found
him "tough," the.master ventures out
in his best clothes, silk hat and all
Game of Number*,
Each guest draws from n basket on
tho table n slip of paper bearing a
number, and a hall' inlnuto Is allowed
to givo sonio old proverb, adage, fact
or rhymo containing the number. If
tho player falls to respond within tho
time, a forfeit Is required and afterward redeemed In somo manner to
ontortnln tho company. Suppose tlio
numbor 1b 10, (illicitly follows "Ten
cents make one dime."
If No. 0, "Of tlio muses of old thoro
wero nlno, wo uro told."
If No. 2, "Two Is company; flirco Is
If No. 1, "Ono, two, buckle my shoo."
It scorns easy, but ono must think
quickly to glvo tho required proverb,
fact or whatever It may bo In tbo time
allowed. .	
More Dloiied to' Give.
•Ta," said Willie,, thoughtfully, "I
tblnk I know what tlio mlnlstor incitut
when bo said 'It is more, bit-used to if |ve
(bun to receive.'"
"Yes?" replied bis nn. "Wall, wlmt
did bo mean?"
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Mr, KnowUall.
There ones wai s boy who knew every*
Thru over wai known by men
(Or nt least ht did If you twllnved his
)!• wm mad* on th* knowltall plan,
Xt «*)v nn* Mkavl * miMflnn
Or wondered If thus wore so,
Xii-'6 till yr>u ftt iinri ymir tVinuf^t w*«
Ttist be was th* 00* to know.
II* kn*w how to run an *na1n*,
A houM or an automobll*;
II* rav« hit father and moth»r advfe*
at »»*M'v tintin tn**J,
H* teW hawjrfturt and eeuatna and aunta,
III* aael*s and t*acn*i>*. tee,
Th* very b»*t way te do th«lr taakav-
Ile'd tail *.th*r me or yout
H* e*mtrsdlet*d ht* mother;
Bald sppt** w*r* haatthlnr trt*n;
BopreoMdtd to **t a nuart or tww
WllH cen0fUnc4 qul(« t«r«n«.
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HI* f*Ui«»- auiutttontHl tl.a -jovtori
lit* mo-taw nurx-d him through.
And a** taw hey work* all day lout  •
«*> paar far what h* kn*w. t
—WaajitMrlo* 1
Fit for a King
Tho mcAtft that you buy
irom ua aro fit for a klnjr,
We soil no'lilnf* that U
not tho bo«t, th»t is why
wo have so ninny plosftcd
cuBtomcra. Let ns dc-
mnnstmo this fact by a
trial. Pol I to attention
nnd prompt «or»lco.
Oalgarq Cattle Co.
FEENIE, 2314—Pres., X. T. Puck*
eyj Fin. See.,,Thos, Biggs,
HOSMER, 2*194—Prea., Wm. Taylor; See., Wm. N. Held . .   .
MICHEL, 2334-Pres., Wm.    Ool*
grchoun; See., Charles Garner.
COLEMAN, 2033-Pres., W.   Hay-
i, son; Sec, Wm, Graham.
FRANK, 1263-Prea., Fred AUott;
See., George Nichols.
11   ( n '-.tl
Successor to J. W. H. Terry t,
tzriip Joy merit and
Real Estate Office
Will supply men for
all classes of work,.
. I-. «
, t
either by  the day,
week or month;
LILLE.    1233—Pres.,
Sec, A. W. May.
T.   Evans;
BELLEVTJE, 431-Pres., F. Lewis;
Seo., Fred Chappell.
HILLCREST, 1058-Pres., Robert
Livett; Viee*Fres., J. Lagace;
See, Harry T. Cooper
LUNDBRECK, 227B-*Pres.    Hers*
ehel Kaye; Sec, Geo Thos. Wright.
WOODPECKER, 220f)-Pre»., W.
R, Hughes; Sec, John Fletcher.
MOBRIWVILLE, 8378-Pres., 0.
H. Richardson; Sec," J. Math**
Sec, T. Entwistle.
OAKMORE, 1387-PMS., W,
age; Sec, Jaek Raymond,
Fisher; See,,
F. Dyson.
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TABER, 102-Pres., T. Boyls;
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LETHBRIDGE, 874-Pres. B. O.
Hamilton; See,., Charles P«a-
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CITY M.INEU, VMQ, JCdtuontoiv-
Fres., T. James;..
STRATHCONA, 2^18-Pr**,, John
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Strathcona—Pre*., Jas. Ch*rl-
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BUi-H MINES, S65&. Edmonton-
Frss.. Chas. L. Bryc*; 8te.,
Presidents and secratsTias whose
names do not appear or. this list
at* r-vitiMted to forward thtm to
this office for Insertion.
Continued ia^nhriMi rtaen «i for
tas foregoing information,
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Women for cleaning,
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lo Consumptives
Ths •o-J«r*iga**S kaTtag hem rax
-mn* tn k*altk hy sisate meMm,,
aftsr aafferlng far H?«rsi jraaw,
«ttk ft Mtart iang mtUcllw, *a#£
that dread dlMase OONOUIIPTtOlt,
la uilsaa to stake kiosra ts its)
f*ttar tuff-sw* ttu sisais of aaia,
Tt) tksM who **eite It, fea wM
-JUarfaiy -esa-S (fr:» it ***?**} n '
•sey «l tlit yrtawlittoa tMs4 vklts
tkey wil Hal a hh tor OOIIWUP^
OniTU U« AD tkwat Ml lBtg
MiLADUO. lis ha*-* all saffems
win try this Ktmdy, at tt to Ufala.
able. Tfcos-s dtatting the praaarip.
tiM, wklali will eoat tba sotlUag,
aad may prors a kl***»J»g, win
alsaas sMrass
1ST. EDW11D 1. WttiOM,
The Deli&ioiis Flavor of
Is preserved by, the use of
Lead Packets Only
fHue Lain*! 40c., Bed Labol 90c.,
and (j old Label 60o. per lb.
At all Grocers
(Continued from*- page two.)
Mr. -H. taxes detached, sentences
" from- B's book, actually, misquotes him and of'course* makes-quite
a case for himself. For- instance
••air. B. says there is no sueh a
thing as the -, laws of .God, There,
is no such a thing, aa-sin."- Now,
on the face of that, it looks bad.
"But let us-> see what Blatchford
did say,' "Not"Guilty'.!, "chapter iy.
„ (By the way, Mr.  H.  never gave,
the  origin  of his  quotations.)
"What do we mean by the
words "sin." "vice" and "crime','
Sin is a disobedience to* the "laws
of God... Crime is disobedience to
the lawV of man; * Vice/is' disobedience to "the laws of "nature. I
say there is no such thing as a
known?law. of "God:. thaf the . so,
called laW of God were made hymen in God's name and therefore
the word sin need trouble .us no-
more.      There is „no  such a. thing
•as sin.'J .,-"; .  ..:.,., j.-'.-»'.,-.':". " ?-■
Now, -I -venture „to,.say..^at- were
I to dealWith any book, especial
stretch of vice haunted, crime pro-
ducing mason work the Strand
London. The entire passages are
too long to quote here, but any
fair minded man reading them and
then hearing' Mr,'h! "construe them
to his ownf purpose would not he
inclined' to I take 'Mr/< H. on trust
any * • more. " Another' contradiction B. says (p. 10 "Not Guilty")
"I-claim that-men should not be
classified as good-and-bad but as
fortunate and "unfortunate." Then
says Mr., H. "He forgets himself
when,, he ; get's,' to', the „' end of the
book and says,"good men' and
good women." Por the sake of
good "men" '--Hello' didn't he say
there were no good "men" No,
Mr. H. he. did not say anything of
the kind, he said1 they should not
be, classified as,such,in«a. spirit of
praise or blame. "'
. Again Mr. H. tells us that mind'
andUbo&y are one according to B.
He" asks us to -'get that fixed on
our minds, to believe it,"to freeze
onto- itr-'-;Then ';in-;a--little story
about a cat brings' out that, the
sold must have',food;.also.according, to B. This was ari'unctuous
morsel for Mr." H." a sort"of "Now*.
I to deal'wun any doo*, eaif»«»-t •••„7":~:..:...rt. ™; ,,-J^,; .J-J- so4S„01 wow
ly; with-the -Bible, in such,an un- infidel -1 have you "hy "the'' hip'"pro'-;'
fair manner it  would, in* all 'pro-   position"1 for ho.'wcn.-^,thrQijigh>the
.     . .->._     ■ ■.•—-**   BMrif" ml1(*ll    d-IS-     lllOSt  ^riHirilTnua"' i»oo*-,',vno   :'™iii.-.j
-..:--   — ■ * 10St ^.id1f?.^ous^-^e^^^®^ '^^^^
H.'"!says B's has   up.j.wid; /do'wn, ;pull«i.,'c his?-hair,-
_. - -    =   4-,._'_   Jaugted    a      mirthless  parrotlike
bablity    come, off very much dis- nn
credited.       Mr.    H.' says B's has
•fixed;   ideas-   As.-'B'Mwas'at"; one .     _ .j......,.....,,
time  an  active, -and  a very  effec- laugh and generally make himself
tive.    opponent- of Socialism, _.,a ^l.oolti like, a  fo-eB,   and  for'■'-•wthat,'
Christian, and a Preewiller. As he -practically;it 'is'j an rinsult^to-rmis.'
is now an  able., exponent  of  So
cialism,    and Agnostic and a de-
terrhinist.'such'a statement seems
and it-is perfectly consistent with
at least; extraordinary.-"Hundreds  understanding,     the     intellectual
of books have^been;written about       -•■---•
variation and "he managed to.read   m  ^        „.
a feW of them'^said^Mr; H. "and  his first -utterance
bow has the audacity to say it is
simple," ?««H«Lrk at sthis man''* ho
continued when,he had.set up his
'Talking up to maev.of
straw.„man •*
science" and a lot more to this
effect. Now B. did not say variation waB simple. What he did say
was ("Not Guilty" p. 27) "The
cause of variation; is easily understood" and again (p. 30 Ibid)
"Let us take a simple explanation
of the workings of heredity variation and atavism" Just as X
might, say, th* .'cause, of-poverty; is
understood. It lies in the private
ownership of the nieans of life,
yet no one could justly say that
I was talking up to Max Engels
Liebkuecht, But if I said that political economy was oasy, it would
be different.;, So B, says'the cause
ot variation is easily understood;
The parents of the child are unlike each other, thorefore tho child
will be unlike both. '"It varies
from both parents by inheriting
from each.". The simple explanation B. takes is, two bottles, ' one
filled with red beads and one with
blue, these marry,,,the childron will
have both red and blue beads in
them and vnying from their parents. Mr, H. takes exception to
this becauso, as he pompously de.
claros "Men are neither bottles
nor beads" This same reasoning
applied to Christ's utterances
would not favor them, because
m*n art not chaff nor grain nor
is the world a vineyard and men
grapes nor yst ar* man thistles
nor their daeds ngi. The illustration may have been a poor one,
and as Chesterton said paints
would hav* been! b*tt*r, but Mr.
H, comments thereon wor* entire*
ly uncalled for and proved nothing but the paucity of his own
In showing how B, contradicts
himself, Mr, H, takes two dotach*
ed sayings from two different
ooo*» doctors iftetu up in his own
l&ti(;uii£i> Aud he,* a mighty fine
time to himself with the result.
On th* Ust page of "Not Guilty'
Jury for an Inaginary murderer.
,ju»ns ior a vwdict ii "Not Guilty."
In the preface of "God and My
Neighnor," he calls the British nation "a mercenary self-indulgent
blood guilty mob." In tbe flrst
case h* is speaking of an individual, in the second ot Society ns
a whole. Ths first is written In his
•tudy after a long detenciv* lm-
aginary ap**ch for the imaginary
prisoner. The second is an apos*
representationVas Mr;
Webster    defines* "'Soul'
-gave of
..*,.     »*
Isaac and - Jacob, r and .w'el will.' attend "to you. Then" will" your ia-
dowments -fall' from,.you- and; the
respect and esteem in which you
are held will,be changed ,to hate,
and continuelyl. but- even then we
must keep apart.'.', We are fighting
for - the altogether - indespensable,
for "daily bread."        y.
And now a word on my opinion
of Mr. Hall's address, Iconoclasts when they take up the hammer of criticism to destroy some
idol are liable, in their zeal to
say much more than they have
any reason or intention to. Carlyle
could condone in Burns what was
a heinous offence in Diderot; Porte
sometimes pained me by his cutting., and unjust remarks .upon
Christ. Tolstoy's" arrainment o.'
Shakespeare seems, .apart . from
some sensible criticisms madness
run riot.,. And Mr. Hall, could
have,. shown - us where Blatchford
had made > mistakes and stopped
at that, but for, it seems to me,
two harmful influences. .He was
possessed of *' the iconoclastic
spirit and he,did.not understand,
Blatchford. . I believe he has got.
more of what he.knows of.Blatchford, from Ballard, than,from.the
original and . my. advice - to him
and others is:  .' ' -:.
1' Close your Ballard. Open your
Blatchford and "Head not to contradict nor to believe and take for
granted . . . but to'•'weigh and
consider." '.-.-,
■■-'■•;  i   '.Yours truly,
; Shortly latter, this^ Mr; H. asks1
-."shall we pity or blame him," hrj
repeats this question "several
{times and finally sits down in order that; Blatchford's judges, i. e.'
Mr. Halls congregation,. may have
time to-1 think it over. At- length4
one deluded person ventured to
say "We'll pity him,'';.Ye God's it
iHd amuse me! Pity'"Blatchford?.
;They! Verily it is'a mad'world my
masters, a mad world. "Very
well: if you, pity, him, all right,-
if he .is tp.blanie something ser*
ious ought to he done with him."
Thus "Mr, H.'tiWell if; that's ,':; the
idea; let me tell Mr. H. whom it
may concern,-that here is one in
the same scuttled ship, and if he
feels inclined to do "something
serious" "Lay on McDuff and
curse be he' who first crys •* hold
onough" Say I.
Mr. H. says that B. is continually    emphasising   himself   as "I
known" I   should   like to     know
whore     these   passages are to be ,
found, I have an idea to what he j
refers  and if it be an I suppose, I
Mr, H. would do well to romemb* j
er   the  proverb which" l-efern      to '
glass houBes and stones.    Hero is '
what B. said once "A man knows '
when he is bigger than most   of !
the crowd physically and he also !
knows when he is bigger intellectually"  or    words to that effect.
Mr. H,    says he knows as much .
about Socialism from inside and j
outside as any one, he may do. but
his utterances b*H* him. He says !
if w* identify our Socialism with
Blatehfordism   it    will go down,
which     shows   h*      understands
neither.   If    we identify    it with
atheism it will go down whieh al* j
so shows a poor understanding of j
either, ,
"Our Soclaliit leaders are say* |
ing so," I want to know who our
Socialist leaders are who says so. |
"w*ai«.**, •*.«• tawy tne cnurcn we ■
x«t i-*jj never carry SodtiUai," if,
this be true we will never carry i
Socialism,    for   w*'ll ntvtr carry !
,]Fiiti!re of.:the Country  In ■ the' Hand»:
* ■'"■i,i.' '■ 'of l.-i^Vomin. ■ " •';'. >
Tlio following a J-.-ic-e to motliors wasi
.ta-en from r.ii atticle,written recently;
■by i\. .lilavor y>'i)n;ii-i';v,-lib has'.the wel-!-
•fai-e of sbi*.uty il;»ei)!y at heart: -'Is It
.not time for'• i.iotli'ers'-*to''ta'Uo their
stand at a.iioiiit-.wh'ei'e-'thcj-.can!survey
their own ■ relation, lo.society at-large
anil realize their, duty to the natljnV,
Will Ihey not teach their'children the,
'val.i'o ol' cli:.rai;!ei*'asi'fiii asset .'In life
-anil show tlieni that ii','having': isgood
ei-s, take tlicir.cliUureu.to. the*,mountain
tops IiisteaU oi" lhroi!*,'h the- valleys
ami-demonstrate to them that they are
jbut units in"the sum total of the na-"
tion—i'.nllt-, .howevi'i-, upon the.aound-'
jncsii aad value of which tho entire, to*.
tal, depends and ' without which the
suiir I*'Incomplete.   '
"It Is not too niuch to sny that.,the
future of the country in luruely In tlio
hiuuls of ,its women. As mothers tliey
hijyi) lt»!"firBt cljiihcc 'ul thojuol-Jlng'ef.
their" sons' chaiuu-ters" when nt tlio
most pliiHtlc Htn*4X'. nod they holdup
to them thoir. first mnndnrds of-con*
dnet. As friends snd Hweetlioarts thoy'
g.TP..tbc younz iukii ut his mont-'lm*
prmfoinible sen his fii-st Idea of the
visible {•yjH? iiiowt lidmlred and desired
»h well as mont lli-ely to win lo' this
Brent world whli-ti he'dreuins to con.
fjuer. lii tblH ty|K> to lie the mere in*n-
ey . winker, reaiiriilMKi of honesty j th*"
niori» politician. < n-pirdleas" of', prlnel.
pie; tbo mere rocIiiI leader, reiwrdless
of NiiMillnnss. or tlio'gpntlpninn.'sniis
penr et KauK'rpprncliP.'-'wtiiMo-Htitril.T
no!,l!ity of clm'/.K-lor oIi!I|*pr him to
eoiiMlder l!i<» iiioi*.-!! rout of.worldly hiic
cohr and w!n» fpela rewnrdel for'tlio
wicj-IUce li.v.tli.' sifi'ty of his lioimr
nnd tlie fiuxo nf lil.i personality V"
Ono of the Greatest Women.Sculptors
.    In the World.
In the Paris salon of 1800 a pleasing
study In 'bronze was exhibited "under
the'title "Young Orpheus." It represented a boy playing the flute and a
rabbit with ears erect crouching at his
feet, transfixed by the magic strains.
The:; creation was siren honorable
mention, a rare distinction to be conferred :on the work of ah artist' of sW-
entecn."' ' " "
Then 'on both sides of the* water it
beffan to be asked:  '
"Who Is this artist, Theo Alice Rug-
gles,'and Avhere did she come from?"
She was born at Brookllne, Boston's
fashionable suburb.
When-a rollicking'little'girl of tour-
teen, playing. Iu the snow one winter's
'-. t.
Says Many Persons Here can b« Made Happy
Again by Using This.    ,
iy good pharmacy
Fluid Extract Dan*
B. in appealing to an imaginary   the church.   "The performance of
•It !«•■«•        #MM     ''—^ l^-^t  « a^\\it,l'l*«'W       .IIH*A1>iIAm(aH       ^ .. .1       it-.        . .«
ehurcn cercmonloa and the preach-
.ng 01 fco-ponrte truths (or untruths) to keep the mob quietly at
work while we amuse ourselves"
said the son of an "honest merchant" and the old proverb says
"He that pays the piper,' call the
Let us hear more or your
James and Chrlat and less of your
Paul and John and we will liston
to you. Ttll us of Inaiah and Jete-
There is so much rheumatism
here in our neighbrhood that tho
following advice by an eminent
authority, who writes for readers
of a largo eastern daily paper,
will be highly appreciated by
those who suffer
Get   from   an:
one*half ounce P	
delion one ounc* Compound Kar
Son, three ounces of Compound
yrup of Samparilla. Shak*
th*s* well In a bottl* and taks in
Uaspoonful doits after each meal
and at bedtime; also drink pltn*
ty of good water.
It is claimed that there aro few
victims of this dread and tortur*
ous disease who will fail to And
r«ady relief in this simpU homemade mixture, and in most cai*ti
a permanent cure is the mult.
'This simple receipt is said to
strengthen and cleans* the *liinl*
native tissues af ths Kidnsys 10
that   they   can   Alter and strain
•V. II   .11     .1     ,       1     ...» , |1
pnisons,   acids  and want* matter*
which cause not only rheumattirn!
but numerous other diseases,  Ev-i
ery man or woman here who ft«ls
that their kidneys are not healthy'
and active, or who suffers   from1
ttnrr   iirlnnrr*   trouMf.     wViitci'or
should not hesitate to  make   up
this mixture, as It Is certain to
do much good, and may save you.
from much   misery and suffering:
after awhile. ,
Our   homo   druggists   say that;
they will either supply the     In*,
gredttnta or mix th* pre*cii,jtlon
ready to take if our readers  aik
-    it\ii   '--  1- ''  -   ,--^.-':   J'-*/ f.:^t '-*'-.
day lu,the front yard,;of.her fathers
be- ■-■-.:       -f-*.*..i     «„-.-..-»»:
Leavltig. her playmates, who were
fashioning a rude'enow man, she he-!
gan. to model a horse out of the oiolst
snow. '• :. ...      '.,../,'" ' '•
;   Quickly It took shapoi the', size and
form,of a Shetland pony.    '   °     "
The next morning Vhen Edward O.
Cabot, a Ilostou architect,1 passed the
RMugles houso he was struck' by the
naturalness of tho little, snow pony.;
He told.Mr. Buggies .that, a child wh«'
could do that had genius that,ought to:
be coitiv-eted.'' ", " '    ''
As a result, Mttle Thee AMee began
to. tako lewoos In n>o«ielInff, from the*
Boston soulptqr, Henry n.(KWsoa.|8be
,Wss.too ybong to l» admlti-w) to tho'
Art Museum school."'       "'' "',     '   '*'
That was the beginning of her artistic career and also of a very charming
l1ttle~TOmance.;;; ;..";.*;■';	
The next year teecher and liupfl
wont to Paris, jo,
Henry Kltson was even then a seulp*
tor of uore.* Theiiitoen of Houmunla
Lad honored him with u commission
to uiuke a ,mai'li1c bust of bcr.
For three'yours Alice"Ruggles remained In tho French en pi till stuilylnc
under vui-lmin, uiasterti—Dagiiau-noii*
vuiet, Catola and othors-and,winning
uIkIi honors.*'■'■';"''   '
Hut all the while Rlio was under tho
tuteliiKO of Uunr.v Kltson, who cmcour-
aged 'mid mildud her Iniddlni* genluti.
Friends and conipiiiilons they wore
then, drawn together by mutual uspl-
rntlotiH mid Idenls,
After.tlH'lr ii'iniii to Uofiton. a your
or two liner, this pretty romance cul*
nilniitod In tlii'li- uiiii'i'l:i;;o III IS!)!!, She
Ik iiuw one of the most I'iiiiidiih v/onicii
bciilpKirs In the world, iiml her k'Ht
vui'li Is tlie iniiiiiorliil stntnc <o"Moll|.
pv" I5lcl;cr<l}*l:e, tho celebrated civil
Old Psihloned Rem*dl*t For Coldi.
In spite of patent pills ami powders,
warranted to break up n cold In less
thmi twenty-four lioui-s, the old fnsb*
loneil remedies me by no moans a
iincb number, and It Is rut lior n com*
fort to resort tn one of them when
one's faltb In pntont medicines begins
to weaken,
For brvaklng up a cold Itiere I* notli*
Ing bettor than dot lemonade token
n|Nin retiring. This Is mnde by imt-
ting tbe Juice of two lemons tn a pint
of lint-mircr, -ltoll one mliiiite, Hweot.
en to tunte nnd drink ns hot n* |ioa.
Old fiiMliloned onion tilrup. wlilili I*
copKcliilly g'lml for lionwi'iu"*!! nml
K<iri> tliront, U iiinde of niluclfd oiili|im,
tt i.khi-'-I'^jiiIiii "i rincr Miie^'.ir Ami
lniU 11 eiijiful uf VdMlin; jniila-'e''
The funtM nf Imriit runiplior will In-
Hlantly relievo void In head. Tut a
pit*." of eniuplioi- (he hIxo of nn e-xi*.
in nn .il'l mincer. >M it mi tiro, ittul,
at'lci' liuitiliig :i few iiniini'iiU. Itlow
uiil x\,i> n.iliU'iiiiii iniiiile Hi:'liniK"..
Tn iiinbe Uitie'et ten take one ta!i!.»*
«l><M*iiful of honewt mid put In a pint
of li.>t water, lolling ft .li-.-iw for liftcii
ijiI::iiiin, Kweclon with mnlnu-iei.
Wlii'ii <o!it take two tnlilfarNionfiils
every half hour. Till* old fnahlunn!
l.i*rl. '.
Auditor, Accountnsit, General A (rent
Life, Accident nnd Employer's Liability Insurance
Books opened,   closed,  audited, and acconnts  kept in the
:,...' most up-to-date manner. ' - '
Office,  Burns'  Block.
Fernie, B. 0.
Saw  your   Cord wood
f t
By Power and
fsave money
^>   Cost of operating;
, very  trifling
' ■ '°        "■:'.„•.. ^"-^r^^ ,,f
«g Circular Saw  Frames ■' Statlonary'and. Portable^
<*> Drug Saw Machines
Sawing  Outfits    „ ..   4\
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supply for tb^ dresBing-table, bathroqni
yorMudpirr ".Kancy'b^pfl
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- of-Perfumery ,-> Hair.iTooth' and' Kail-..;:.
; Brushes/:Manicure Sets ,and Sppnges., /
'; The quality of our goods will satiar.v-the ",
" most exacting'.''; We;get our sitpplies in
rreahrovery^week/as'd*purchase only
! the .best qualities .'for all department?'. "'
You,will, have no cause to find fault ■'•'
; with our p'rioef.. u -,,, -."0 ,j'.'.,. -
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l VFABiti n nnv nnm nM'TOTAiini I
4* «a>a) •*•  *V *•*-•#   WW  e    w^ «# taat-a*'**    •    •WMVlfetiaMIt     ■
Limbs Woak«ned by La -Grfppo .
M<u<# >t*yowg by Xam«Buk,
Mn. T. Brl*ten, of S Weodworth A»e„ St. Thomas, Oat, says i
'• I had had seme espefieaee at to ths efficacf of Zam-BuVt In htallnf torts,
ent». mc. im, hid hMrd food miortt from frirndt ••'hn »'*n ttiod ihf* ^»1ml
»« wh*n a )■-•• egn my Jitiie J»«i, lour yetn ol *c**, «*«■ Irfi wtik in lite limtw it ih«
ie»uIiuf*M»ev«iiuck of infltiui*, I b*([«n rubUnf In lh» Zani'Iluk. Hit Itgi
**eie to vrtk he would tieii.tle tod ibakc *nd •*»• umMe in mnd for .*ny l*n**ih of
time. Kiecjuent ipp)ic*iliu,i of ibli ointment well iubbr-,1 is, tem-H to «itfngih**
him daily, ind in t very tburt timt the thaking and ticmUir-e In hit llmU hid been
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^SATURDAY,    MARCH   7th,    1908
When .counting up-the wastes of
the present industrial system the enumeration constantly comes to' include new and even larger item»
until the staggering total exceeds
human comprehension.
Even the more evident items such
as duplication, that creates fifty industries to do the work of one and
then turn them loose in a cannibalistic strife to determine which one
shall really survive to do the work,
in spite of the coming of the trust,
still exhausts fully one-half of all the
energies of our present society.
The vast sums used in the protection of property, from the manufactures of lock* bolts, safes and
vaults to the maintenance •' of
the; police, militia, regular army
and navy, far exceeds the amount
spent for many of the things
moot essential to human life. The
billions of dollars expended In adver
Using amount to enoug heach year to
build.nearly every unhoused work*
ingmen a cottage..
iAnother, just a trifle less evident,
All this waste would be abolished
if these essentials were owned by all
and operated for the benefit of all,
with an eye slmyly to tbe betterment
of the community ot the owning
workers. ! *
This is one of tho  meanings of
Socialism. '.;
There is a hill before our-provincial
parliament lo compel vendors of Proprietory medicines to orint the ingredients on the label so that the public
will know what they are swallowing-^-
tlie owners of proprietory medicines are
opposed to the passage of the act as
/hey think it would expose their formula and , give, others a chance to copy
it. We think that if the various
drugs ; used in each formula were
given without the quantity or mode of
compounding it would be sufficient
without exposing the modus operandi
of compounding and if our memory is
correct such is the English law, but
that the public should be so. far protected that they would know the main
-ingredients we agree nnd we consider if the bill was slightly amended
not giving the quantity of each ingredient, simply name, it would duly
protect the public and only inconvenience the proprietory ■ medicine merchants so far that they would have to
print new labels, and it would be a useful measure. We would further suggest that.druggists be allowed to sell
off all' existing stocks of medicines
with the present labels."
but perhape even more injurious form"
of waste than any of these, in the ex*
penditure of theenergiesof the ablest
mindB of a whole society in the accumulation of wealth. " Today, the
richest rewards are offered, not to
those who bring the greatest progress
to the race, ,wlio discover new me-
> thodsof conquering Nature or satisfying human wants, but to those who
are most skillful In taking from their
fellows tbe wealth which has already
been produced. The consequence is
"jthatthe whole cur'rertt of social :life
'and endeavor is turned out- of its
course and its energies are forced into a channel where they are not simply 'wasted, ,bui are actually, to.a
* larve extent, destructive of progress
. All these forms of waste are regular, common, part of the ordinary
course of social lite. In tlraca of
panic new and far greater wastes are
Today hundreds of thousands of
freight curs, thousands of factories,
• mills and mines, whole cities full of
. stores are standing Idle, their capacities for production lost forever, since
thoro is no way by which to utilize a
moment's posilbllitloB of production
whon that moment has gone.
A vast multitude of men, larger
than any standing army on earth, Is
debarred from tho opportunity, of
producing tho wealth of which this
very army is In such pressing need.
Tho vnst conquests of earth and air
and sea that might bo achieved, and
that would build a better earth for
us and for our children and countless
s generations yet to come, are lost,
never to be recovered, because we
cannot utilize the energies wo have.
, There havo boon calculations o(
the amount ol this waste that wo owe
to capitalism, eaoh of which added
new items and piled up the whole to
a moro stupenduous height, The
most conservative of these estimates
admit that at least four-fifths, and
probably nine-tenths ol tho possible
productive power of today Is lost.
At each a momoni as this it Is cor*
tain that the latter estimate does not
err upon the side ot exaggerating tne
Yet it Is tho defenders of this system who denounce Scclallsro as Jnj-
lVlMi iv.:-:;!'.! be ffc'*>v*l<r nt the
practicability of an Industry that
watted nlue-tcntlis of Its resources?
If any slnglo business man, operating a plant by himself, wore to
waste his energies in the same prod*
igi.1 manner Umt oar whole m-cUI
system wastes tho common resources
he would ntor.ee be placed in an
asylum for tbe Insane.
Ytt everyone of these forms of
waste, and countless others, Is directly traceable to the fact that the
ewentUU oi industrial life are prlv-
ataly own***/, and oxpiAltwl fur the
benefit ol a small cltu of owners.
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If you have enemies,' go straight
on and. don't mind them. If they
get... in. your. jway, '• walk, around
them regardless of their spite. V A
man who has no enemies is seldom
good for anything; he is made of
that kind of material which,is so
easily worked that every-one has
ter is one who thinks for,himself,
and speaks what-he-thinks; he is
always,sure to have enemies. They
are as necessary to him as fresh
air;, they keep him. alive ..and active. - A. celebrated character who
was surrounded by enemies-'.used
to remark: "They are sparks
which, if you do not blow, will go'
out of themselves;" 'ftive,. down
prejudice," was the Iron' Duke's
motto. , Lei -this be your feeling
while endeavoring t*.», live down
the scandal of those who are bitter against youi->.-.,-If you.stop, to
dispute, you do but as they desire
and open the .way for, more, abuse.
Let the poor' fellows talk—there
will be a reaction if, you perform
your duty, and .'hundreds "-who
were once alienated from you will
flock to you and acknowledge
their error.—Selected.
the most essential conditions of political freedom, and the persons who are
bound by laws imposed on them by an
agency n'ot of their making and beyond
their control are slaves, whether 6uch
agencies be the autocratic power of an
absolute monarchy or the representative legislature of a republic.
"You, gentlemen, are passing* laws
for .women as well as for men; by your
enactments you may fix the legal, social
and industrial status of, all the women
in tbe state. Yon may lay down their
rights, prescribe their duties and regulate every step of their lives, and still
not one of the millions of women in
this state haB bad a voice in your selection or otherwise authorized you to
legislate for her. For a form of government based on such a state of affairs
the term democracy—the rule of the
people—is an absurd misnomer; such a
government is nothing but a narrow
autocracy—the rule of men.!' -
Hillquit briefly reviewed the stock
arguments against -women suffrage on
the ground of women's physical and
Intellectual inferiority" to men,;'and
continued:     "
"'Another favorite argument of the
opponents.of women suffrage is that
suffrage would demoralize our women.
That it would take theaa away from
their ennobling tasks at home and destroy their sweet influence on mankind;
that it would rob them of their feminine
charraB by thrusting them into the
vulgar political struggles of men. 'Let
us withold all political rights, from the'
women for the good of the women
themselves, plead these gentlemen, and
many society ladies fervently join in
the plea. We know this plea. . From
the beginning of creation it has been
the favorite plea of every slave-holding
class in favor of the continuance of its
rule, and many a slave has "echoed the.
hypocritical prayer of his master in the
past.   ' ;•'■•.:
, "Women are not mere flowers strewn
in the path of the almighty man. They
are human beings, with human rights,
including the right of the fall develop*
ment and exercise of ail thoir faculties
"Our women are entitled to full suf-
■frage.M.a.ma.ter_ot:Lrlght,_npt as a
privilege. The political rightlessness
of women in modern society is the
natural result of the former. economic
dependence of women on man. The
man as the breadwinner, as'tho owner,
of the material weslth, was always the
master in the household'and in the
state, .and he excluded; the women
from government in both jusVas he excluded the slaves.'*:" ,'7 '"'
' ! Hillquit then described'the economic
pr'ocMfiS'by'whicb women -had'entered,
Into . industry as a wealth; .producing
.factor and continued: . -,!.,-.,', ,      ,
'■' "It it.in] behalf of the working women particularly that I with to'tnake my)
plea)   Ih the United States'rio less than'
The Socialist party was represented
at the public hearing on women suf-
frago held by the New York state senate judiciary committee at tho state
capital, Albany. Morris Hillquit and
Mrs. Mflta L. Stern represented the
Socialist party of New York, Chsrles
Vanderforlon, tho Socialist party of
Brooklyn, Mrs. Charlette Sehnoffo and
Mrs. Johanna Henry tho Social -Democratic Women's union of Now York,
Tho hearing was on a proposed
amendment to strike out the word
"male" from tho etnto constitution.
Many womon's organisations spoko
through delogatos atid a number ol
autl-Buffragettes, all but one being
rich, bourgeois women, wero present
nnd protested; against the adoption ol
the resolution. Tho Socialists woro tho
only ones that clearly presontud tho
working womon's position on woman
suffrage Mm. Maud Nathan, president
of tho Now York Consumers' lesguej
also pleaded for working worn on to
have tho right to rogulutu their con*
dltlons through tho ballot, Frank Ai
Ilyrno spoko briefly for the Central
Federated union of New York city.
This Is the !lrnt time tho Soclallnti ol
Now York have appeared st a legislative hearing nnd declared tho party position on a question ol Oil* kind'
Morris Hillquit said in parti
"Tl"? onr-lnH-**} nertw of tMe state and
country, **th«, Racialist parties of all
other countries, stands for the unrestricted suffrage of all adult citizen*,
without fJfMtftictfoti of chn-i, race or sex.
Tho demand lor woman suffrage is ono
nf the itfirmnne.nt and material blanks
of tho political platform of our party
and we consider It not a* s proposition
of abstract and sentimental Justice to
bo realized in tlio dim future, hut m
an accrued social right, already too
long withheld.
"For us politic* still .me a h.|(h hm!
noble slgnlflcancf. For ih politics is
not a mere game of spoil* and honor*,
but a vital social process which largely
shapes tbe liven and d*>tlii|*i of the
dtlsens. Tho right to vote and to hold
office, tho right to participate in the
making and the execution of the laws
which determine our own coudutt, are
8,000,000 women 'work today: for wages
in domestic service'and in our various
shops, mills, factories and even mines.
These women are exploited, by their
employers even more intensely and
shamelessly than the' men."' . The same
considerate gentlemeu who' prate so
glibly about the, weak and. inferior
physique of woman when it-is proposed
to accord her political rights, find her
strong enough to endure every day ten
or twelve hours of 'uninterrupted and
exhausting physical work, and oppose
all legislation aiming at the regulation
of woman'labor; ,the same kind'and
pious gentlemen who would bar women
from politics in order to keep them at
home and with their families have no
scruples in tearing tbe working women
from the sides of their children of tender age and dragging them into their
mills and factories; the name noble
souls-who so dread the contaminating
effects of woman's contact with man In
politics herd the thousands of their female wage workers together with their
male-employes in.the same crowded
and insanitary factories.
These women, our partners in work
and misery as well as our partners in
life, have a vital and immediate interest iu politics. They demand the right
to protect themselves-by law, against,
excessiveexploitation, the right to cooperate with their made co-workers for
the betterment of their {ot in.their
economic as well as political organ Illations; tbe right to participate in the
rhovemeut for the liberation and
emancipation of the working class' of
which they have become so large and
active a part—they demand suffrage.
The Welsh folks spent a very enjoyable evening on the above day and it
is said that the very best singing ever
heard in Coal Creek was given by the
Welsh folks", the only drawback being
the scarcity of leeks, but this does not
in any way affect the ardour of the
Welsh in celebrating the day appointed
The following are the names of
those whotook part:
' Miss Smith, Miss. Jones, Edwin
Thomas, John Hughes, W. Llewellyn, David"Dav!es7John Reese, R.
W. Nesbitt, Foster, Maunsell Rees,
Mrs. W. Evans, Mrs. Booth, o Mrs.
Nesbitt acted as accompanist.
The Welsh choir conducted by G.
Thomas  also rendered  a chorus very
efficiently. ''"'.-.'.
The chair was ably filled by Mr. R.
W. Welsh.   ' ."■].
The'singing of the Welsh National
Anthem brought a very enjoynble evening to a close.
Martin St Sfetiley's
Beggar   Prince
Opera    Co'y
Fri., Mar. 20th "Fra. Diavolo"
Sat.,    "     21 st "Circus Clown"
An Exceptional Strong- Company
Further   Notice Later in Papers
If so have you checked up
your Fire Insurance Policies
to see if you are fully pro-
*■ i| ^ \"
tected?   Will be pleased to
write your risk.
Somo low months ago wo nurchasnd Sunkhin.. Ilnnch, a farm ot
100 seres ol extra choice land;' sltuntttil ahnut 2)<j miles west of tlio
City ol Notion, In a well settled portion of tho district. Wo havo
oul/wU.-lt.! W:\-i Jar..-'. Into t° •J""" M-vl*e, am) we srp offering ti otn for
hnIo nn nasv terms. Tho locsMon of this (firm is oxcellent: it is clonu
to the U I', It bution at G'-iuiUe, tiicra In « i'vw.d nchoiA In lhdm-
ntudlato vicinity, and tho Government wngon rond from Nelson rims
throujrh tho propnrtv. On account of Hi close proximity to a thriving
** J city, the vtluo of each block must ticcm-arily rapidly incre-wf.
* <•. This Is a splondld location for a fruit and vefc'eUblo farm or a
{•J* thicken ranch. There is always an oxcollont market lor anything
<fv along thbMi linen in NhlhOii, ana viiuvia* *.t*.> L'l^L v*.^-. i.-..v lo •:';
ik, tsinod. Tlio Isnd Is not hard to clear; a good worker could clear off
VK and have a crop tho first soar-on. A major portion of tho ground In
7 9 clearly npom, v«ry little standing grunn timber. Thnro is a lino stream
'i* of wator running throujrh this subdivision. Tho lots aro situated
within a ouartfir of a milo of the Kootenay Hiver, where tha very
finest Rainbow Trout fUhlng Is to bn had.
We {rii/irflntcii* the quality of tliimo blocks. And sro pleaied st all
times to kIvu intending purchaser* tha tienhlU of it thorough Int-wc-
tlnn. W« consider that #e sro olfcrlitir» psrtlcularljr cholci. artlclo.
You are not litklin* anv chiun.fi In touring this land at niir price. Wm
•re sulllnir the-* 10-arhi blocks al ^W.OO per acre, and can an range tho
terms in vary ea«y payments to suit purchasers.
Fruit Land* and Real Estate, Box 51, Nelson, B. C,
v ' "       n ■;'-••■
Real Csttste and Insurance Broker
Bar Unexoellod
Ail White Help
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Kings   Hotel
. Pernio, B.C. .,
Bar supplied with the pertot Wines
r   Liqqors and Clears. » ;
Dining Room in connection
I     Hotel
A   The Hotel of rerrtle   A
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i,   The centre of Commercial    A
A and Tonrlst Trade A
a        Calsino  Unexcelled        X
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A 8a P. Wallace       Prop. **?
Coxt. -Coiil mliilti* rliflitu mny lit l«ai«d tor
a P-mM of tw«nty.oiio vimr» at an •nnusl
rintii of n.ptr r.cr«. Not more than »,■*>
korek ill-all Im UamJ to ont Individual or
eoNi'm-ov A royalty at th<i rat* of flv« o»nt»
tMir (on •tttaTa.lt be colltotoil on tht m«rolmnt«bl«
conl mltitid.
QUAliTK.-A neraon elglitoiin „ n-tri nf kr« or
ovur, liuvlnir ilurovnrod mlnsrnl In placo, may
loe-ate a elslin \Mi x \jut (not.
TLi fer '"-i* r»"or',)l»ii* * «l»l« U f»5.
At lotmf «i(Yim\utlm«tp«ntt»don theelitm
•fti'iYvMror iirti'l tu tint tuUUui ctsMitiif in
lim thereof, Wli«n (iVki ha« n»«n AxvAndwt or
paid, the loostor mny, upon having ■t.-.im'cj-
m*<U, end upon eomplyint with othtr ra-
(lulrom*nti. puroliM* Hit Isnd at li twr acre,
Tlio patent iirovlile* for tlm paymunt of a
royalty of»(,i>er ocnt nn tlm ir.U».
If*.*.*.».* w.k.;-.* i.Ul..., fc'i.. :.».v!.'j* -i-c IM r(.»l
-v}u»ro; «nir.v feu tf reiiewAbte j-«irly,
An »t>pHe*nt m»? cl/t»ln two l«mti to
■Irtd-** fur sold ofllvemllMMuhfol** l*rm or
i*»ntywi\ri,»ii»w*hl*Ht tlio dUoretlon of
tlia Mfnutur of tha Interior
Th» l«iu* »h«Il htva it drads* In operfttlnn
wlihln on* M»ion fwm tbe date of the lew**
for e»oh .live mllee. Il*nt»l ttOMrsnnum for
<!ii'!.i mile of river I«*m.i. Itoyelt.rr.tth*
rete of Vi per dent eollecUd on tlie output af.
IVrpvty Ulnliter of the Interior.
N. n.-Unesthortned publlostion of tb(« *<J*
veitta*ment-«Ulnot U t*ld for.
n Aw M-tm
Read The Ledger
Hotel, Hosmer
• Now Open
t*    ■'    ( '  *
Everything new and
;.,.,'.      up-to-date.
Every accbrhmodatior
for the public.
Bar 8ioc*ied with •;<
finest in tl'P '.. id   ,   , ;
F.      I A BELLE"
Fomie'a moat  popular
Every attention to tbo
travelling publio
Rooms reiorved by wire
T. H. Whelan
Under new mnnngenent
Well tarnished rooms.   Thotabloli
Hitppllnd -with tho bust this market
nlTords.   The bar Is supplied
with tho best wines, liquors and cigars,
Jas. Severn;1 Prop.
//P.^ Years
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T0R0HT0. jE.jasa»saaBie
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The editor does not hold himself responsible for opinions expressed/by; correspondents,
Frank Local Union No, 1263.'
Feb. 22, 1908
To the District Ledger       v<
Dear Sir: •■'•-*,
. Herewith find, resolution passed
in the above Local ut a special meeting
held on Feb, 18.
That whereas three hundred miners
and mine laborers have been idle since
December' 31st, ,1907 owing to the
closing down of the Canadian American ' Coal & Coke Co's. mints at
Frank, Alia., thus cutting.off. the only
means, of,.support for, ourselves, our
wives and families and whereas we
'have utterly (ailed to obtain employment and are ih "consequence forced to
depend on charity, owing to our wages
being insufficient for us to have money
to keep our families in time of depres
.. Therefore be it resolved that we
make an appeal to the provincial' government of this province to open up
some public work for the purpose of
providing us with an opportunity of
earning an honest living, for ourselves
and families, and be it further resolved
that copies of this resolution be sent to
the Prime,. Minister of this province,
to Mr. J, Marcellus, our localmem-
ber and to the Press
Geo. Nicotv, Secretary
- -0	
(Special to The Ledger.)'	
The third session of the first legislature has been brought to a eloso and its
proceedings are now a matter of history.;.    ,
Regarded from the view point of accomplishment it should be pretty satisfactory history to the miners and work-
ingraeu generally, of this province.
Alberta now has on her statutes an
eight-hour bank-to-bank. coal mining
of the British.Columbia Act, and has a
workman's compensation act which is
,the best in Canada, or for that matter, in
America, and second only to the British Act in all the world.
The last few, days of tho session were
strenuous and in some places quite fierce.
Aroused by the fear that they had been
•trifling unawares with high explosives,
the agricnltnrsl members of the house
took a strong stand for having tho bill
thrown out altogether and nothing but
the crack of the party whip brought
them into line.
• Even at that, some of them especially
from the north, acquiesced sullenly only
bocauBO the cabinet told th"em"'to, and
not because they thought thoy wero
golng'to gain any votes In their constituencies or strengthen the party. Twice
tho bill was slated to come up and twice
it was referred back while tho caucuses
in the basement wrestled with the
clauses. Finally, as a concession to the
agricultural Bentlnent a clause was incorporated which oxempted farms and
farming from the provision of the act,
malting It road that should a man employed as, a farm hand be' Injured he
could not collect compensation under
the act.
Tho unfortunate featuro about the
hostility to the bill was that it wns altogether uniicesiary and was provoked by
an untimely and thoroughly senseless
clamor raised by tho trades and labor
councils of Calgary and Edmonton.
As explained by your correspondent
last week, these organizations appointed
delegates to the legislation (as they had
a perfect right to do) and proceeded to
ask for changes In tho draft of tho bill
(a right also undisputed), but thoir sye-
tern of making thoso.demands wss such
as to make the granting of them almost
In fact tho delegates proceeded on tho
lino tint tho govommotit could bo
clubbed Into making somo changes in
tho bill which it had no particular
duslrotbmakoand othor changes which
could not possibly be coimtruud to
apply to any Industry operating In
Alberta at thu proiont time.
Working In a clamorous and spoctai
eular way thesd delegates, by calling
public moot lugs of protest and othor-
wlno putting themselves on record, left
the Impression in tho minds ol tho ngrl<
cultural members that there was a complete hostility 011 the part of tho work-
iiigiueiiol tlio province tu llio whole mil
ilttli it II *»•» nil  WMig •*.(.<. W   til'  U'OUI
satisfactory that nothing that tho gov
ernment could do would   brldgo the
tlllinruncns that existed between what
was wanted and what whb offered,
Tils put a !?t c! !!:c .•ser*.b*j."*j J.'i .•:
pretty jumpy condition. John T, Moore
tho mi'inbor for Rod Doer, led llio revolt. Ho took thu ground that if ths
bill was not satisfactory to tho workmen
thoro was no sunHO In passing Itinrgu*
ing that if the government was due to
loco profellagu with tho workmen It could
certrflnly Jiln with theifarmets and the
whole net remit, looked upon at a vote
Hotter, would bo a loss to the govern'
., Moore put his case strenuously and
plainly to a whole string of members
and when' the house adjourned on Saturday night the barometer Was pretty
low—about , ten members following
Moore and the cabinet .fighting it'all
along the line.    ,   ,        . ,   -
On Sunday night Frank Sherman ar
rived and by adding bis assurance to
that already given by the Mincworkers
delegates who have been on the ground
all through the session, 'convinced* tbe
recalcitrate members that, as far. as
the miners were concerned the bill,
with some amendments contained legislation which they not only wanted
but would'fully appreciate;
With this the weather commehcod to
brighten up and by Monday afternoon
a right of way was cleared through the
order papers.
And the way that that bill went
through the house was not blow.'
John K.Boyle, deputy speaker, was
in the chair and Attorney-general
Cross engineered the bill. , There; was
no time lost under these auspices,* and
by ten. o'clock it was through the com
mlttee of the whole and ready for third
reading and assent. ,
Some very important amendments
were secured to the bill, all of which
will be carefully explained by tho
Mineworkers legislative delegates in
their reoorts.
It may be said right here, however,
that these admendmente were not. any
too easily gained. The most important
amendment asked for by tbe trades
and labor delegates was in the "40
fool" clause; that is to say the clause
which provides, that unless the building on which a man. might be injured
should be 40 feet.high no compensation
might be claimed.
The idea of the government, of
course,, was that this provision made
the law apply only to large contractors
and big employers of labor. Forty
feet is stipulated in tbe 3. C. aet, but
uo height is stipulated in the British
act.       •' ■' .-,*'/« •''     ;: :
„, ...There might]have been a. time when
the British provision might have been
incorporated in the Alberta act, but it
certainly was not after tbe trades and
labor delegates got through with their
Average daily attendance
Number of pupils enrolled
Boys ■•--                 ■'.-',   '
Pupils with perfect attendance
Percentage attendance
. .125
..The banner awarded for the best attendance lor the month has been won
by Miss Lawsou's room, Division 5.
Percentage attendance ' «9 04
Pupils with perfect attendance
MaryBateriian, Willie Bird, Clayton
Dubois, Rheta Hamilton, John McDon-
aid, May McDonald, Nellie McDougall,
Gladys McFirquhar, Helen Muirhead.
Elsie' WoodhVus'e;
- Rank 1st, Elsie Woodhouse.
Percentage attendance " 87,28
Pupils with perfect attendance ,   7
Robert Atkinson,.Nellie Bebb, Edgar
Dudley, Gafrett Dudley, Alice Duthie,
Andrew Marshall,  Hugh McLachlan';
John  McLachlan;   Lyitla   Munkwltz,
Gladys Robertson.
Rank 1st, John Tokes.
Percentage attendance 86.41
Pupils with perfect attendance
' Marjorie Broley,° Burdell Clowors,
JameB Easton, Dominic Guzai, Samuel
Haiton, George Linn, Allan McLeod,
J John Pollard, James White, Colin Commons, Sadie Clapp, James Graves,
Fred Handiey,. Walter Hughes, Frank
Letcher, Norman McBean, Ernest
Stone, Florence McDougall.
Rank Class A, John Pollard, Class B,
Henry Minton.
Percentage attendance 89.94
Pupils with perfect attendance
Willie Benson, Millie Condie, Ernest
Dickinson, Kate Ewings, Evalin Jar-
vis, Albert McBean, Robert Minton,
Alice Wilde, Rosie, Carosella, Dorothy
Dicker, Russell Dudley, May Hollinshead, Alice Kerr, Postel Moyers, May
Newrlck, Doris Smith, Annie Williams.
,   Rank 1st, Kate Ewings. ;-.''_
Percentage attendance                . 91.25
. Pupils.with_pe_r_fe_ct_attendance ^__
Edmonton District
As it was your delegates succeeded
in getting the height to 80 feet, making
the bill in tbat'mpect considerably,
better than the British Columbia law.
Another important change which
was acquired in the last hours of the
fight was in the amount receivable for
death or total disability. In B. C. the
heirs of a man killed may recover,
$1500. The original draft of the Alberta bill provided for $1500 also, and
the delegates got this changed to
• There were sevoral other minor
changes, all for the better, and .all
things considered the minerB and
working men of the province have a
license to congratulate themselves on
having secured a pretty fair bill.' It
was not all that was to bo desired, but
It was probably more than was, expected and thoro is always the philosophical consolation that what we have
we'll hold and the legislation Is always
hero when wo want to como back,
In tho meantime wo have tho best
eight hour law and the best compensation act in Canada.
Liniment Cures Colds,
At Taber all tho mines are practical
ly closed down. No orders bolng received for coal owing to tho mild
weather and tho trade stagnation, call*
ed by the Capitalist press."Flnanc.nl
The Gait mines at Lothbrldgo aro
working two days pur week owing to
tho same causes,
A board ol investigation undor the
Lomleux Law has been appointed upon
tho application of the employers, to Investigate a demand for 00 por cont. out
In wages at tho Woodpecker mines
■Judge 0. A. Stuart of Calgary has
been appointed chairman.
Tho Mino Workers will submit to no
reduction In wages, In order to make
mines out of gophor holos.
The members of Local Minos No. 2200
aro still at strike at Coal Creek city
Alberta. They aro being supported
from the defence fund ot Dist. No, 18,
The nowly organized Local Miners of
the Mine Workers aro having a hard
time l» tho Llgnlto Holds of Southern
Saskatcliawaii, victimization of lending
in embers being tho methods pursued to
uurupt (lie orgfiiiUHtioii, uigunuurs
rtsourl ihul Iho IoivIru nyuukhw nuiwin
aro sticking moro loyal than others.
Tho announcement that Mr. F. II.
Sherman tho Dist. Prosldont of tho
Mine Workers would not bo a candidate
n,'. Cud   Ci*,u.!ik^    i5wu.iui\)U  cltv-iloU .<•.£>
plossed.thoCapitalist press. Judging by
the way they mndo tfco announcement,
The miners of Alberta are to bo con-
gratulsted upon tho passing of tho 8
hour bank'to-bank law. The compensation for Injuries law also important
amendments to the Coal Mines Regulation Act, Tho agitation can led on so
peri<istcntly In that province by Din,
113, has brought good results.   1!
. Hilda Atkinson, -Augeto Carosella,
Mary Comtell, Haydn; Evans, Edna
Qlasscet, Nellie -Hughes, Millie Mc-,
bougall,, Agnes McLachlan, 'Maggie
McLachlan, Cyril' Marshall, Willie
Mosely, George Soften, Frank' Tokos,
Hartley Beaver, Marie Clowers, John
Dragan, Mary Geddes, Paul Gost. Bessie Lynn, Elmer 'McDougall, Agnes
McM4mjns,.Walter McMannus. Fred
Moresk, Heneve Pletisha, "Amy Wilde.
Rank Class A,,Lizzie McDougall, Class
B, George Kerr.    ' '   ■'"    ,
Percentage attendance "-. * 88,94
Pupils with perfect attendance ,
•' Merviri -Buckle^"Winnie HolMnt-
head, .Gertrude Lake, I Bella Linn,
Willie McFarquhar, Sophia Machollan,
Susanna - Bhulaika,;Alonsius..Sangala,
Harvey Wallace, May Wetanovco,
Adolph Mayers, -Annie Linn, Ruth
Dickon, Elslo > Jarvis, John Lake,
Charlie McDougall, Ada Minton,
Willie Reiis, Stove Sangala, Alice
Stone, Peter Tababac, Dorothy Wll
Hams, Daniel Gost, Mike Ho van.
Rnnk, Wllllo McFarquhar.
Porcentago attendance 80,77
Pupils with perfect attendance.
Folecin Carosella, Josephine Gaska,
Cora Gravofl, Josophino Mndos, Eva
Ingram, Bella Mscaloo, Robo MacDougall, Millie Marshall, Cecilia Shut*
alka, Arthur Riches, George Wilkinson,
Aubrey Clspp, Bonnoll Dun lap, Joe
Hover, GoorgeLarnor, Androw Mader,
Herman Mayers, George Meiklo, Antonio Mnntpetit, Alfred Munkwltz,
Rudell Wetnnovec,
Rank,  Class A,  Josephine Maclon,
Clnss B, Arthur Riches,
. The buiiding and other outside trades
are at a complete standstill, it is expected that work may be hrUk when
the frost is our. The" city has a number of men at work; lafiorers getting
the munificent sum of Si.50 per day 11
9 houre. Attempts are being made to
organize the laborers under the A. F.
of L Last summer they wero organized, but as usual allowed themselves to
lapse, result, a cut from $2 50 to $1.50
day.. .
The coal mines are working very slack
the city nines have cut their force down
to half. The Dawson and Fraak mines
aro closed. The Parkdale is closed.
The mines in th» Clover Bar district are
but partly working. Attempts are be-,
ing made to reduce wages and have- already niot with success in the nonunion mines. At Strathcona mine matte: s are in a bad shape. ^ An agreement
was made last December giving the
miners and mine laborers an advance of
10 per cent, mining rates and 25 cents
par day on day work with an 8 hour day*
In the early part of Feb. the committee
were called to the collieries office and
imformed that it the men would take a
20 per ceat. cut, they could work regular, the, committee agreed Then the
committee repudiated, its agreement,
with the U. M, W.of A. and ordered the
Dist. orgaaizer off the premises.. Upon
thu arrival of President Sherman tho
men refused to work until th6 tompaay
keeps its agreement. Action is now being taken to recover two months wages
from the company and damages for
breach of contract.
At Morinvilie the mines have onlv
been working one or two days per week
since September. 'Notices were posted
for a cut in wages, and also that only
those who resided upon tbe company's
townsite would be employed in future.
The men refused this and the aotices
were withdi awn.
it is understood that the compaiy
have a contract with the C. N. R. and
will be able to employ about 40 men
full time.' It has beem agreed that al)
the men shall work upon tho old terms
and that all the married men will ^be
employed irrespective sf where they re-
The Union committee found some very
sad cases of destitution among s*»me of
the families and the Union has given relief t-» all in aeed. -
: The. demand for coal is very Black.
Tbe farmers of the north bring coal t«
Edmonton on wagons from a distance of
as much as 20 milee and sell it upon the
market for" whattfeeycangetsud-today
plenty of coal can be got from 02.75 to
$3.00 per ton' delivered to any part, of
the rcity. Legitimate mining concerns
cannot compete against the farmers
with.their-"country banks." ,
Editor of the Journal
The recent financial depression
through which this continent has
passed contains some instructiva lessons for the public, and perhaps the
most important one for our western
provinces has received but scant nc-
I reler to the unscrupulous greed
and rapacity which the,high tide of
prosperity developed amongst all
classes able to take advantage of it,
except one long suffering section of
the public which had the honor cf
paying the bill, bat are now having a
turn at being allowed to exist. I refer to the men and women earning
fixed salaries in stores, offices, etc.,
who with no unions to back them, no
press to push their claims,.no hope of
higher wages to meet higher cost "of
living, have had to manfully struggle
along scraping and planning to make
ends meet (or even get within sighing
distance sometimes.)
■ The lesson taught. us is this: that
when things were booming and the
general demand in excess of the general supply, labor unions; coai companies, lumber merchants, etc., saw a
fine chance of easy money and went
after it, each in their own peculiar
style. The miners, mechanics, masons
and other artisans organized strike
after strike,, apparently-With a view of
finding out what the public would
stand for, rather than with any practical idea of putting a proper value on
their time and labor, as for instance
when the Carpenters' union in Calgary sent out an ultimatum for 40c
per hour, a rate to apply as equally to
the hew. recruit struggling with the
problem of the hammer and the nail,
as to the expert cabinet maker of a
lifetime's experience. ', '
""Again-tl-^~EURw"rTfon "coai "com"
pany   couldn't' sell  their   product  for
Prof. Howell, of Havt.no, Cuba
Recommends Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy.
•j)'.'As long ago as I can remember my mother was a faithful user
and friend . of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy, but never in my
life have I realized.its true syalue
until now," , writes Prof, H. A.
Howell, of Howell's American
School, Havana, Cuba., "Ori the
oight of, February 3rd our baby,
was taken.slch with a very severe
cold, the next day was worse and
the,following night his condition
was desperate. He could not' lie
down and it was necessary to
have him in the arras every moment. .. Even then his breathing
was di—cult. X did,not think he
would live until morning. At last
I thought of my mother's remedy.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy,
which we gave, and it afforded
prompt relief, and now, three days
later, ho has fully recovered. Under the circumstances I would not
hesitate a moment in Baying that
Chalmberlain's Ooubh Remedy,
and that only, saved the life of
our dear little boy." Tor Bale by
all druggists,
less than $4.56 per ton last-winter,  although they are now glad to get $3.50
and $3,25 to avoid closing-down, and
the Crow's Nest miners; led by their
"noble   expert".   Professor   Sherman
made a noble effort to freeze out confiding rural and urban, populations in
Alberta  and.  Saskatchewan.      As to
lumber, merchants, the striking difference between past and present winters
need no comment.   Now whilst not taking up.tnejabovc  stated  instances as
anyjl particular or personal  matter, I,
maintain that a broad principle is involved and disclosed therein,  viz., that
when'the cost of living (i. e.,   ordinary
daily life without any extras or luxuries) rises beyond the reach cf the great
and increasing   "fixed salaries" class,
then a crash or_ drop must result, as
this class (and the laboring class to a
certain degree), are a  most important
link in commercial life and solvency.
When companies were raising prices
unions striking, etc., who paid for it?
Certainly not the companies, nor the
unions, but the consumer. *
4 Who goi the benefit of it all? Cer
tainly not the consumer on the fixed
salary; it impoverished him and his
, What about' the artisans, laborers
etc., as represented by unions?
They got higher pay and shorter
hours in many cases, increasing correspondingly the cost of living to
themselves: in niany,instarices theam-
bition to rise and improve themselves
in their trade (as individuals was entirely killed by principle that membership in a union or kindred organization should govern their earning
power, rather than their ability and
experience in work. And lastly, if
we balance the increased wages attained by striking at the command . of
professional agitators, against the
number = of idle, wageless men this
winter (to say nothing of increased
cost of living) we may well believe * the
policy.!of greed and rapacity has
brought the inevitable harvest of damaged'reputations and pockets, as it
undoubtedly ought to.     ..
■   ' L«(r_:..«..«—i..i_«._r_:..cy	
Lacombe. Feb. I4, 1908,    .
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its actualities are A i   and its
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, i
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Superior   Shipping   Facilities
Tho property (or sale is located in a
beautiful valley with an adequate sup-"
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10 acres and upwardB at reasonable
prices. Yon can put your fruit, on train
and it Is shipped to destination without
Satisfaction   Guaranteed
For farther information apply to
Arthur OKell, Creston, B. C.
Minard's Liniment Cures
Tho Western Canada Cooperative
Society of Coleman hold Its first quarterly meeting last Friday and to com-
memorato tho occasion about 100 «*t
down to a lino supper provided by Host
Pnttorion of tlio Pacific hotel. After
•upper a concert and danco wro given
in tho Kaglo hall, which was well attended.
The chairman Mr Bamtiel Hall road
tho balance sheet for tlio first live
months trading, which showed tho society to bo In good financial position of
making great headway, I no protits
beitm BUlVicienC iu pay H per twit, intermit upon capital stock and 12 per
cent, upon purchases.
TIiIh Ih an exceedingly creditable
allowing for this young society and
ktinv;-*- what wot kuiK in tin and *«ioiiiUi
can do for themselves—even in this age
of fierce competition. A strong move-
ment is on foot to OH.nblUh branches in
other mining towns.
o* —-
Whether resulting from a sprain
or from, rheumatic pains, there is
nothing so good for a .ame
shoulder as Chamberlain's Fain
Balm. Apply t freely and rub
tbe parts vigorously at each application and a quick cure is cer*
tain. For sale by all druggist*.
is the
"How"?   Read   below.
Vk/tt aro going to giro tho lady (either married or
vv single) who recclvos tlio largest number ol votes
a free trip to tho Dominion Exhibition at Calgary in
Jane, Every dollar paid on subscriptions to Tho
District Ledger (old or new) will entitle you to three
votes, On tho 10th of Juno wo will hive judges count
tho votes And announcothe winner on Saturday, the l.'lth.
Cat oat tho voting coupon below, send or bring It to tho
VUiCC, elU.UlUMK.li W     I IIU Jialia^cl, i>.&iiil4» a^.U^Ci      .U.u
yew yqIo in It. Wo irJJl hmmmo thu ra>u]m Irom time
to time. Don't forget tlio BUDSCUIPTION IS ONLY
MM district r^a>agit, jTrayag- ». .e.,.ux*cn ytk., \u».
Trades Unionism and Co-operation—Supported Both
From Boyhood.
In the present condition of labor
all over, the country, the following address on "Trades Unionism
and Co-operation," by Mr. J. R.
Clynes, M. P.,^wbo is'a'member of
both . movements should be read-
•with interest.
At a recent smoker of the Bes
wick Society in Manchester, England, Mr. C. E. Clynes, EL P., addressed the meeting.  • .■.',,'
He'stated at the beginning- of'
his address * that he was-not-pre-'
sent as - a rnember of Parliament',!
but as a co-operator and a trade,
unionist; He had been a trade.un'-.
ionist . ever,since he.was factory-
lad in the mill,,and a'co-operator
ever , since he took - upon - himself"'
the duties of a household^ He was
glad to'_ hear the chairman' state
that the- Beswick Society had done
_*^— tr¥de^~f^£T50;C^~ii twelve'
months and that it had yielded' a
ance. Another forin in.which'the
unions benefitted 'the~work;p6ople
was,in increased wages, which..re-
presented ina year'of. normal l-ac-.
tivity, an advance of 6;000,000
sterling. Then, there.;was; a^substantial return1,of whatlnoigbt be
called a negative character—that
was to say,. there" was the return
of reductions in wages being.prevented. He thought it could.also.
be said, on behalf of the unions,
the government returns showed
that there were stoppages through
disputes in those parts of the
country and in those trades where
there . was less trade unioiiisrn.
It was sometimes said that strikes were caused by the existence'of
trade unions, but that statement
was not true. The workmen -<had
certainly a weapon in the strike,
and without, it most. of their efforts would come to, naught. The
employers' on their side had ...the
lockout; consequently, he claimed
the workers had an .equal right to.-
reserve to themselves the strike ..as
a.means of , enforcing just ^.demands'. '' ' Working-men were always ready to share in any good,
things which trade unions' had
been instrumental "in ' getting;
therefore, it was; only ' right. - that
they should be asked to join' and
to contribute to the funds of the
unions. .;
' Mr. Clynes then;dealt with the
second portion' of his ^subject—cooperation. He .said the' co-operative movement was one' of the
two chief amis ■. of working-class
power in this' country. There was
a friendship-between the co-operative and.trade union movements;
but the friendship,..'ought--to-'bo'
closer than, it was ; at the -present
.time..,. There, was room- for even
better relationsibetween, the .two
great- forces, There,^were;■ 1,000
co-operatiy** distributive , societies
in^this.^co.untry,, and they,,had . a
membership, of oyeir..two -millions,'
arid an immense turnqy-er. ..private
traders said that their interests
were being hindered,. .were, being
damaged by the existence of the
-co-operative  movement.   But    the
Don't Affect a' Stilted Stylo" of Con*
' versation.
.Don't speak in a.low, monotonous
voice. .Conversation; is lite a song.
It needs pronounced accent and a
great variety, of intonationa to keep
up a sustained Interest
Don't tell long stories of personal experiences. One who has the habit of
making'. personal recitals takes the
lion's share of the conversation aud
doesn't give the listener a fair chance.!
.. Don't ask trifling questions. Don't
air your prejudices. Neither contributes to the grace, of .conversational art,
the essence of which,, shonId be sympathy.' . ' ' .
Don't talk of -melancholy or grew-
soine matters. Give the talk a happy
turn. Don't ride ■ conversation, too
hard. Leave breathing spaces In the
talk'.; It la. not essential that every
moment two people are. together
should, he .filled'.wlth.a.flow of words.
,A Dou't deaden and hinder- the conversation, by'being too-accurate over-details. Don't- go -back and add appendices to a subject after you have once
left It.; If'the subject waa!nbt'closed,
to your-satisfaction, no'matter.
, Don't "rUn.;,one;;stpry into-another.
When yon-have told a good story, §tep
"short in-order that, its effect mny tell. ■
A" good story should be set off- by a
blank or dull space In'the talk-   -•"'.
Don,'t make a'pbintof agreeing with
overy "speaker,. -The real; zest of con-"
versation lies in jiist enough difference,
opinion'  to  bring' out the  strong
Fernie,'.-B. 0.
Brewers of Extra  Fine  Lager
.   and1 Aerated   Waters.
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Crow's    Nest   Speoial
Miner's Favorite Cigars
points of two. people's character.
There is,nothing more genial than, tlio'
warmth of friendly discussion which
never rises,to anger.   <•.',  .'   - •     -,'"'
Dou't harp. too. long on one stringi."
Change to* another topic before" fiie-
one iu hand is Quite thrashed quit.. Tp
turn the con versation.gracefully is,'like
reversing in the;, waltz, a nice-point of.,
nkill.   - „' ".' j,;'.!   '.,,-". ■ -.-, ».,■'
Dou't affect 'a .stilted style ..of conver-'"
salloiu The .longest, words are -by no'
■ means the-best -words;-.Everyday idl--
o'ms and colloquialisms have' .a' directness and terseness", that epiumend.,
theriiselvcs to''the really good'talker.
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-Deposits of $1 and upwards received, aiad iutcrcat aUowid «<
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Fertile Branch
H.  La  Edmonds*  Manas*-**-*.
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Duck Caotsea'-f'r*)' Jhii.Way'
■ '.■■'..' '■ / \\Sover.e^_fly^9.ojlio'J .:• '.'■-■
Jack London, tU-i novelist, Is,a. great,
lover ot game, \ piirticularlyi of■.-■ wild!
Cuck, -.-which- lie -haa-'dubbed'-the-"soy-i
orclga' food." If he ..is to eat duck;-
however, Mr.Iiondou-insists'that the
private traders had;greater;reason:
to complain' of' the ■ growth of-the
co-operative "movement." It "was far
preferable. that the. small, private
'traders '.-'should be"swallowed' by
"the"' working class""' co'-operativo
movement than by ^the.meroiless '
progress of the "great., private
trusts and combines"1'' He did not
think that the. co-operative move-
nient was 'meant,'; by -its founders
to be merely an agency for-- ! the
buying.and selling of, goods.n On
the'contrary, he believed that the
pioneers desired to place within
the' reach of working men means'
whereby they could provide them*;
selves with the three main necessaries of life—food, clothing and
shelter,' The co-operative movement'had' had many checks, 'but'
he,did. not, know of a single, in**
stance, where -its efforts had been
permanently, crippled and damaged
by tho -hostility of private traders; but' he did know this—that
where a campaign had been carried on against, co-operative societies they had emerged from it
stronger in membership nnd money than thoy had ever been before,
Proceeding, Mr. Clynes said that
many of them thought that co-
operators ought as,.such, to take
a larger interest in the important
public questions of tho day, but
he admitted that thoy could not
go—that it would not be .wise for
thom to go—contrary to the opinion of the movement aB a whole.
He did not ask corporators to
take any precipitate step in the
matter of politics, but be believod
(t would be to the good of co-od*
eration, and for the moral and
material benefit of the great working classes of the country, if.
when the time was ripe, they took
their ptirt in connection with tho
great questions of the day. Ths
co-operative societies had done
good work in the country and he
desired to express his thanks for
the odueation which he had received through them.' He lived for
some time near the news room and
profit in the shape of dividend- of
no less than £20,000.t , Had,, .the
members spent the $150,66d wiW
tho ordinary private traders; that
profit! of £20,000,;would not. have
gone into thek/pockets'but would
have gone to swell the profits and
gains.of the private dealers. At
thfi same itime,' - he • was '■ sorry' ■ to
hear that-eertain'-"branches of the
society's trade-—the. furniture bus-,
iness, for instances-were^not as,
successful as they might, be, and
tho reason for that would be
found, he,, thought,'in'the .wage
problem. Tbe purchasing ,power
of, many woricingmen was" very
limited, and -that i fact naturally
caused them to-, turn to-cheaper
places"for certain of life's necessities. He had read in the Manchester papers a letter 'signed by a
working man, and it was therein
stated that trade unionists were
selilsli, because though they
sought to protect the members of
their own trade, they bought their
furniture at the cheapest place,
never concerning themselves with
the question as' to how it had been
made. The answer to that charge
was that it was not the business
of tho trade union to nurse every,
body olso, but it w.i9 the duty of
the trade unionist to p.*iy a fair
nnd a reasonable price for the
goods he bought and u^ed, Tlio
producer did not, however, dopend
merely upon tho consumer for fail-
conditions of labor; ho depended
.flrst arid foremost on his own
■strength and unity. The trade un*
ion movement existed to get the
workers the best wages that could
be got, the co-operative movement
to give tliom means of spending
Jhose wages to the best advant*
age; and tbe friendly sooisty
movement existed to enable tho
workers to prepare for the rainy
day. It-was,sometime* said that
workingineu had not the brain
power and the administrative capacity to- manage large business
concerns, but tho existence of the
three movements to which he had j the library of the Oldham Eqult*
•hist r*>f«rr/»d Hhow*>r1 that workiniv. • uy\^ qofi<fi»f.r( t>Tt**l ff*.*[ii»'nHw "•■•nt
men could brinff to bear on busl- I his ni**htf» in«M<* thflr rtoors, TT«
ness matters similar qualities to j derived great benefits from attend*
those possessed by even the highest and tbe best business men in
the land.
frotecuuijj, Jilt, V/lyribk. hind thai
there were two millions of trade
unionists in the country; they were
members * of a thousand  different
societies,.and they paid two mil.
lion   sterling a yoar in contributions,     Wlmt did they get in return for their'contributions? They
received out-of-work pay, sup-ran-;———___
nuation,    sick allowance,   funeral j        :|
expenses, old-tage pensions of    a   Minard's
kind and other forms   of   assist* ' temper.
*rUirU_sh^rb"c~co"Oi^^ftbTBis~ov.-n par"
ticular' recipe."'Tiiiis if th'e„wild duck
hi t'o'betroastoil Jt-iaust first be.stuffed
\vilh celery, aud then'cooked.in a.very
hot ovea for-, just -rourteeaVminutcs.
This leaves, it.,U.o^..rare,..but.when it
U dusted with salt and paprika, garnished -with lemon 'arid ■ served with
fried hominy or Italian spaghetti there
aro few dishes.that-could be more delicious. Tho-re iire'so many methods
of,cooking spaghetti that Mr. Loadou\
favorite; recipe for this <llsh( wHl''.i)o"
•.ie^^vithflnt'ftrest.J "Boll oo^pound^oC
h'odi\" li'e'^'aj^llttiid bo suro^thst-'tbi?
twjjlHt/^waferJts "fillet poured -npon'tho
<rMffn<tfi','JBa.^he'ryftee it win be ,dis>;
,.*5^-jnbIy.»8tfck^^.^'epI otad'bojl.Arise
•{^irt'^ned tomatoes'.,.7,Wlien tr^'ire
suiootli jidd 'the^juicej froaijOae'. caii;df|
French m^h'i^mi'^nil^n^'pi^^ooBi'.
fuj" pfVco^tarclii hjrcadjr^ml-psa' lrltli,
Hi'.lititefi Witor',' a j'clovo^ ^f./gnrjib,, ii
I*li.eU>1u.f «,yeune;,r>epiwr.;a,,JiUte piait
nnd suKOi.ns. BeflsouluK- !;;Tuli<irvU»«
luusln'ooinn from /which tbe, julcoj Ua«
iilrciiily.^booa: used,,'cut .onch of ,t(i«a
mien :or't\vlco nod1 spread tlio ploces
;o!d: over-the fipniihottl .after ltlhas
Ijoeii -plncod up'oiin hot platter. Thon
l.oiir'tlio1 tomato-wiuco over tlio-spa*
jlii'ttl unci - muslirooiiiH, add a 'littlo
Pnriiiosnu cheoHe -ami -garnish with
pnr«Iey."—Dollnontor,        '>■■■■
.V ll'tllo .olini'conl'inlxiHl with clour
water nnd thrown Into n slnlc will disinfect niul doodorl-rW it.
.V tnljJu.s[)Ooi)fi:l ol' lilnip of locto-
•ilioi'.jihn'to of llnio jiiHt boforo' each
.nonl will bo found u'i-,v holpl'nl If tho
>M!) nn) iiol't mid hi'lfMo, I*!*.*rt'y of
v.'IidI"* wheat bruail l< also vet*j* bono-
ik'l;il. Wlien lit-u.ihlng tho tooth al*
iVi),yo briisli awny front the gutiin.
\Vlien uhIiir lint tliuinol ajipllcatjonu
in eiiHo of pulii or lllnoiw tt Is woll to
liimt the clothe-i (n llio covered stenm*
er plneoil ovor boiling- wntor, Thoy
will not hnvo (o bo wrung out of tlio
IhiIII'ii* water, nnd there will be no
dripping on tlio put lent'* clothing,
'I'll-* tooth should bo thoroughly
lirtiHfiod nnd clonnscd nlight nnd morn-
Ini; with n firm ImiHli and nit nritlKop'
lie inotitli wnsh used, PurllcleM of for*
(•turn Hiilmlaiieo mny bo removed wllh
ilonful flow, This Is tlio only imwsIIjIo
wuy.-of koopltig ittto, tenth In « good
Finishing TabUelothi-
Tlm  Freneh houi  is  (ho most at*
tractive way to llnlsli tablecloths and
It Ih untild by tiiiiiiiiu nn ordinary
lieiii-(lint   In,   turn   once   nnd   ovor
• ln-li«<      .N'OH'   it-HI   ii   IM*.}*   Utl'lil   Ji.Vv'.'J'
to Unit thu rlulil nlih> of the hem will
WE have a full line of Ladies'
Skates, Hockey Skates, and
Hockey  Sticks  and
Reasonable Prices.
Pucks  all at
'    *"o|i ' '/'-"/        " ■'•'.,   V.,.--'i
ing bills By cheque,
againsl: an accoiini:
through the bank is
safer jiKaii paying
with cash out of nana
Yourcheque is a
receipt and we return
your cheques, to you at
the end of the month
)',•',■'« !|V/      \ '!■*.      ,*'■;:,'I' "      '■','''<•"" '*
with your, account
acciiirately balaricea
or Canada.
G. W. K. Boulton, Manager
Fernie Branch
.'-   ■      .   -- ■   '.,-.   ■ .   ; .'; '..S;  4,.:.   :,.-.- "        ■ ■      "
Hardware ..Ht^ -1R'
The DomimOri Meat
Fresh  and'.Salt Meats of all, kinds  in stock,
Poultry, Fish.and Oysters',in season
Dairy Butter and Ranclt Eggs
Phone 4
Victoria Ave
Cigars, Tobacco,
Cigarettes & Pipes
' There ia only ono place In town
,    wheroyou am get Rood reliable
iroods In oar lino that is at
W. A. INGRAM, phop.
PiroNE 01.    -    -    Fkbnie, B. 0
] ing the   news    room, nnd, ni he i lie I'jmn tlio rlidit hIiIo of tlio inuli-rlnl
! snicl,
he   d«rdred to express     his
thanlta (or the opportunity,  Con-
.1     *>/,   .       *,«r,.      r*. -. •.     . - I 1    *• »       1- •
lieved the time would come when
the great nrmlen ot co-operatorH
and traded unions would march to
even greater victorien than either
or both of them had attained in i
tli*» pait.--Contributed ''by John
Liniment   CuretT   Die*
niul top how tlio 1'iitri'. I
Whi'ii tlilw l.i iliiWu'd hpraiid out tliu j
lieiii mid «rcu*n' It tint.   Tlit* forum it *
-lllldl HU'l'IlK-"!' '•"-'"<  '''ill)  Hit' HDD UMl-
itlly Idiown nnd sowed with tlm bem-
III I IK," Htllt'.l.
Tho rnw t'iJ«o only of n t.ibloc.'otli
nnd napkin hIioiiM l»» iicmmcil.
Tho liom on thi> nnphlii Kliuuld lio
, u« mnrrow mi It Ih i*tw«ll*-li> to Itirn It—
tluil Is, uhuut an »-!i;li',!i of tin iiuli,
(   Tin) liom un u lal)lt*r!.>lli hIuhiUI Ikj
' .■ > --nrU'r of au l;i'-'!i ivl.Ii-.
.\o. Oti cotton >iiual(| ]>c ti.-<.<,], ,'iaj tljo
work glioulil Iso vt'i-y lirrj to prevent
i I la rJppJ'n; yuL
The Family
The best medicines In the
world cannot take the place of
the family physician. Consult
him early when taken 111. If
(he trouble is with yourl
throat, bronchial tubes, or
lungs, ask him about raking
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. Then
take it or not, as he says.
.        :    IjI-MIITHIE)
fleat Merchants
LWAYS a choice supply of Beef,
Pork, Mutton, Veal and Lamb on
hand. Hams, Bacon, Lard, Butter and Eggs.
Fresh, Smoked and Salted Fish; always n
ffood assortment. Try our Mince Meat,
Sn uric rant and Oysters.
* ff''*>-»'*tt-ft -t#-«r tfrnatt-Jkt
W« tiialih tUekel
*r»« »ujM*ataUda*i
W«"«rff *«a t»
No Moninq-No CRINOtNa. I
Bllloui attacks, ilck-heidicli(!i,lndl|«|.
tion, eonitipntlon, dirty tpelli—tbeie
ire tome of the remits of an Iftaetive
liver. Avk your doctor If be eodorw*
Ayer'a Pills in these esses. Tho imt
it .m»!J, one pill tl bedtime.
W .. ••.   «V Va ■{. A'« K rj
There b a reuot. wlir CARBO MAdNOTfC Raton are tieteitfa the world
Thll method of temperinsr which Is OUR EXCLUSIVE 8BCRBT
PROCGSS, PRBIBRVbt THB CARBON In the steel blades, whereas
tempering by fire, the oaly other method known, DESTROYS IT.
In ntlvnto me. Tin you r*>*»lb» what thinmennn? P#m**mh«>r tho
Babserlb* tor the District Ledger J J%     [).     QUAIL      AgCllt.   Femie ^ .I-   WJ-ri-l^aiiti-S^^
aiSTMct■ LEPGEa;' 'rfoiro; £ cC,' mA&ch'tth., ' jim
The Tj-p-aj ac She  Ic Seen by James
<3 Huneker.
Whether It to the climate or the tra-
attion of Independence, which ruins in
torty-eight hoars after landing the
t««st Bcr-rarts In the world, or the
Bental training in our schools, certainly the .-kjaerican woman does not
think in the same way as the women
of other races. She reads the newspaper more frequently. Mr. James questions her pronunciation, but she c-on-
trnnes to discuss every problem of cre-
•rtton -with unfailing volubility.
► 'At-., to. her outward appearance,
writes James Hnneker in Everybody's
lUguthe, we belle-re that she will
ajjproxiinate more to the Slayk. and
, the Italian In fifty years than to An-
Sio-Saxon or Celt But there is the
trottd foundational support of Teutonic
•ad , Dutch—health,, sanity, common
tisnse, thrift More marvelous still is
the racial conquest of the Semitic. In
*o country hare Hebrew phjrafcal pe-
eeJliarirJes - been so profoundly mot-Hied as in America. A quarter, of a
•entory aco or a half century tbe Ger-
■aa'Hebrewa were in the majority of
mdgnato. Today it is the Bnsaian*,
-VsjtiaVh.' Haggard, persecuted, of mto-
evable physique, exploited even now.
ett the , east side, .nevertheless, they
■toggle toward the light They educate their children. They develop their
artistic gifts. Who. knows? They may
hie the artistic leaven, in the huge loaf
«* pfrosrjerooa American philtetianlsm.
She children of "the. men who reached
sear shores poor and ambitious a few
decades ago may be seen at the Sat-
wdsy theater matinees, at piano re-
eatala, Warmer operas and picture gal-
leriee. They, are dressed likeiParl-
stennes, bnf their eyes nnd coloring
are of the east -Their children will
not be puritanic. America will profit,
has profited by this exotic" strain; art
has been benefited. • In this conglomerate we recognize Italian, Semitic, Celt,
Slavic, little English or French, much
Scandinavian. Where is the American-
type? Ask" a century hence. The original Yankee man and woman, tho descendants of those who fought in the
Revolution,, will soon' be as extinct as
the dodo. Even tho directory is losing
its familiar American names.,
A Symptom Which Must Be Attended
to tb_K-»^ Young. -
This does not refer to'; the. hair by
any means, although the expression
Ironvgray hair" is always dreaded by
every woman.' It refers to the mental
wear and tear which all of us feel with
advancing years, and it is a symptom
which must bp attended to promptly
tf you would keep from contrasting a
chronic habit or looking at'llfo through
tho dull gray of a November evening. *
r*The iron gray feeling." It Is not
exactly old, but It Is tending that way.
Tho blush Is off the rose. About tlie
beet recipe Js to hunt up nil the young
people- you know and enter Into their
Joys and pursuits nnd endeavor to
, mako them happy, to play,.thoir games
and sing their songs, to know what
they are talking about. Turn about Is
fair play, and what you gave to their
youth their youth must repay to yonr
declining years. As you reap, so you
will sow. and It's wonderful how these
young people like to have an older por*
son enter Into tliolr littlo games and
Bympathl7.o with their small woes,
which soom very ronl to their limited
oxporlouco. Mukc ilium love you, trust
you; trust them niul love thorn. Why,
thoro is Koinueli you win do for thorn,
and tho person,uovor yot tried to help
another but ho derived moro help than
ho gave from tho effort. So If you Tool
renlly solflslily Inclined think of this,
for bollevo It, before yon hnvo gono
far you will Imvo foi'Kotton In absorbing Interest of the pimo you aro playing to think of youi-Bolf nt all, nnd
then you will bogln to bo truly happy.
Wulk with them, talk with thorn, mako
them toll storlcB, oncourago thorn to
talk to you. You will bo surprised to
loarn that you noon will fool "Just as
young an you used to be."
President Mitchell Speaks Feelingly of His Past and
Offers Good Advice.
Gentlemen,, of the Convention:
May I not add my congratulations and my good wishes to those
already given to the gentlemen
who afternApril 1 will have charge
of the destinies of our'beloved organization? I am. not sure of my
own feelings. I doa't'know whether
I am, happy or sad. To. leave
the work with which I have, been
associated for so many-years
seems much like leaving 'and parting from my own children. Unconsciously to myself I have
grown into the habit- of regarding
the organization as mine, aad
you and/those, at home as part
of_ my family. I, of course, am
not vain enough to -. believe that
others may not. as well, and even
better, direct the affairs of your
union and assume the responsibilities-committed to their keeping.
But on this occasion may_ I- not
again call your attention to the
fact that their success, and, what
is-infinitely more important;-your
success will depend upon the-unity
and sblidatity of this organization?. If there be one man in this
union who imagines that I would'
feel, gratification-at the failure of
my successor, I hope he will dispel from his mind that false and
infamous idea. I wish my successor'and his associates more success, than I have had. I wish for
the miners of this country greater
achievements than they have secured during" the past ten years.:
I ask you, gentlemen, to carry
back to my people at home and
to their wives and children my
heartfelt wishes' for" their happiness and for their prosperity. I
am deeply grateful to 'the miners
and I am deeply grateful to the
people of this country, for the
honor' done me.' And Z - am sensible of the aid and assistance
given me by my associates. It
happens that.because of our positions I was brought into closer
contact with your International
Secretary-Treasurer than with
anyone else. He was more often,
at the office when I was there, and
as he goes into retirement, with
me, may I not publicly express to
him the deep obligation X am under .for advice aad counsel given
by him in trying times of need?
That our American forests abonnd to
plants which possess the most valuable
medicinal virtues is abundantly attested
by scores of the most eminent medical
writers and teachers. Even the untutored Indians had discovered the usefulness of many native plants before the
advent of the whito race. This information, imparted freely to the whites, led
the latter to continue investigations until
to-day we have a rich assortment of most
valuable American medicinal -foots.
Dr. Pierce believes that our American forest* atl*^rd In most valuable medicinal roots
to* the cutVof most obstinate and fatal dla-
eufes, If irtwOTrtdproperly investUrate them;
"AJ^-W^SiNj °' ,l)ls conviction, be
voiat^Zt!z i?rL*^» thfe-'Blmtwr, jnirvrlnna
dm"! rffMlffrt■hY hi, T.nTAm   M^-..!  T»^
ctyrery." whlrfr fig-. pmTfjp <t*flf Iff M.thfi
gW gTO.'■ wrmirji t-^hUtorUMteg
 heart tonic ind r*.-ril|t?r, and Mood"
id lire*; Tone
■la, or uaigMilon. torpid
Gentlattejtt,---My    daughter,  '13;
years    old,:'was thrown; from   a?
sleigh and injured her elbow i so*
badly it remained stiff and very,
painful for three years.. Four hot-""
ties      of   MTNAltD'S  LINIMENT
completely cured {her and she has
not been troubled for'two years.
Yours truly,
St; Joseph, *:  6.,* 18th Aug 1900
Minard's  Liniment cures   Burns
etc... ...   , ""^ , "    •"
— -—.-.- ~..„» ...*., .uncUonaf
ana even valrular and other affecttoaa of
the heart rleM to lu coraUve action. Tbe
reaaon ufty It cures these and many other
affection-. Is clearly shown tn a little book
of extracts from tbe eundard medical works
Vblch la mailed fne to any address by Dr. R.
V. Pierce, of Buffalo, N. Y., to all radlne?
reaneu tor the suae.,
* "•*:>■-"- •»•*> •
Hot lew tnarvelom. In the tmoaralleleA
eene It ia conatantljr Baking ot wo-nan**
4ley&qBg~4ntoi£(nmtx Ic  Dr. Mene's
■l-i-nl^ t-4^
i:vi'Hii(.i.in hLiMij??'.riMfisT
-Jler. many, other adTertlaea mtatclnw, aar)
pkyaJdanshsd failed. .:   ,
t'!--:        »••>      «**-> ■- •**->
Both th* above mentioned medldnee an
wholly m&ds up from the elyceric extracts ot
native, medicinal roots. Tho processes employed In their manufacture were oiislnal
with Dr. Pierce, and they are carried on by
skilled chemists and pharmacists with' the
aid of apparatus and appliances specially
designed and built for this purpose. Both
medicines are entirely.free,from alcohol and
all' other harmful, hah't-form'.ng dni(?E.. A
full list ot their lnsrciiiunts is printed OQ
•sen bottle-wraoix'T. ...-•-
, Eveiy Trtjasurer of Church, Lodge
or Association Funds should at one-e
open a SAVINGS ACCOUNT forth-we
Trust Funds.
% *7-aM-aat-aBMaW«iM
We specially invite this class of
Accounts and pay highest current
interest. 0" .
Total Assets, Thirty-three Million
J.   R.  LA WRY,   AGENT
Fernie Branch
Shoots will Htny Id plnco on tho mat*
tress by sowlns tln-co Inrgo buttotiH on
tbo bead end nnd foot end of tlie bed
on tbo under nditc of tlio mattress. If
the same site shoot Is to go on olther
side of bod sow loops of whito the
samo distance npurt.
To remove paint from glass wet the
window with either cold or wiirin wu*
tor and rub n coin ovor It. A half a
dollar would bo bunt mid will romofe
"inlnt without BcniN'liln*/ -jIkhh,
To remoTo old putty from window
frames pais a rcrihot poker ".lowly
tvor It, and tt will come oft eimlly.
A newly Impnrttvl wood uiod fee
hlffh elaaa cabinet and piano work la
the Tumanlnn myrtle. It li of a rich
pink eolor, moderately hard and -rery
f Iom rrninnA.
Sample Methede of Cleaning fur Wrape
Buy a pound or bran, Divide It
into two porttona and place one In tbe
oven to beat Spread the fur on paper
on the table ant! nib It well over with
fHa   *?-?*W   b",1w
Shake oat tbe bran and brueh the
tar with a eoft hat bnuih. When the
net of tbe bran feeli bet nib It la
evenly In tbe far in the name rnaanev
aa before.
Shake It ont and hraah tt tin taw
fur In quite froe from bran and duet
They require, howerer, a different
treatment from the ordinary f-trre,
Hawdnat aad plueter of parts ahouUI
be heated and rubbed Into tbe
•wreral tlaaers. rtwn the for ihesltl
^wt oat of doom to air.
dent Lewis has said, that this organization depends for its success
upon .you. • It is the men at home,
it is the men who swing the pick
who must furnish every substantial element of success that may
enter.into this, movement.
Gentlemen, I have been honored
so much by< you^ my whole life,
with .you had had so many plea-,
sures, has been so replete with
kindness and confidence that to
part from you gives me sorrow
and causes mo pain. I trust that
the few unpleasant things which
have occurred during the-past ten
years may be spared those who
succeed us in offlco, and I hope
that only the happy things and
the pleasant things may come to1
them. , I hope for you and for the
coming generations a life that
will give to our people that security and happiness which the
hazard of their employment and
the difficulty of thoir work so
rirhly entitle them to.
Let mo remind you now that
strong and powerful as your organization is,s it is not yot a
Gibraltar. Tho old saying that
no chain Js stronger' than its
weakest link holds good in this
union. Tho strength of your union is not its beBt organised districts. Unfortunately--and I say
it regretfully—its strength io its
least strongly organized fields.
You can not bo permanently safe,
you can not rest in security until
West Virginia, tho Irwin field, the
Connellsville and the Meyorsdalo
regions of Pennsylvania are organized, You men of the moun-
tftlne of the Went are not secure
until southern Colorado is organized. It may cost money, it may
cost sacrifice, but, gentlemen,
sleep not until those'men and
and those districts are enrolled in
your union! (Applause.)
As I stated la Tomllnson Ball,
every movement calculated (or the
benefit of the miners and every
movement ealeulatod to build up
thia great organisation will have
my unqualified support and the
support of my friends, so far as I
.nay *|i«ak tor tntm.
And now, -gentlemen, in closing
these few remarks may X ask that
U, -oneonaeiously or inadvently, X
have In my life done aught to
wound or injure any man, h» will
give me his forgiveness, just aa
now, as X pats from the llmtUf»ht
Into the shadow, X forgive any
man who may have done wrong
to me, I ask you to favor me
by demanding, if any man charge
me with wrong when I am no
longer here t,o speak in my own
d-MetJW that he fnee mt. (Ajv-
plausa.) And X say sow that the
man never lived wfcou. X wae
afraid to face.
We are there
Skates.   Hockey   Sticks,   Etc.
Without' using any   slang phrases,,
we   mean    what    we tsay "We are
there"   with'   all- the  -paraphernalia
Vincidental-',to   Skating  and  Hockey.
We carry the . largest assortment, of
:...'.these' goods in  the   district and for
.'vqualilv.. and-'price! defy^compelition'.
Whintster & Co
Fernle's Most Home-Like House
Say ! Why not have your plumbing
done now before the big rush. We
, 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
House . No.: 174
Edward Hotel
J.  L.  Gatesy  Proprietor
Centrally   Located
remie, ,B. C.  |
F  R E  E
To nil those purchasing
Tickets to nny Ball at
Pat Miller's
is   playing  enn   hear  the
Music free of charge
For Three Months
we will receive subscriptions
to The District Ledger at the
rate of
One Dollar a Year
We want to double our list
of subscribers. Seize the opportunity   and get the   paper
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News ot the City
TOR > SALE.—5 roomed plastered house, good pantry,- on lot 55
xl32 ft.-    Also shack 26x14 f t, on
same .lot," West Fernie (terms ar-j
ranged) .'Apply J. Biggs;
WANTED.-^oraeone* to buy ^preemption' rights - in Nechahca' Val-.
ley,'.Br C, on the Grand Trunk
Pacific; Improvements' made.. Apply" for  particulars,, Ledger office.
■•■ .;, '•.,-:   ",:.,.,"...-,,'.';'.. ■... t. H.—2-t'
iFor    Sale.—Splendid    r,n.*:il    Dane
Pup'pv, aged live m.inihs..   First clas>
,-edigree.   Golden hrindle colour;  Price
$20.00." Apply.bv Jelter. lo box 246.
■ Fernie,. or   Mr.'^Iimi.gtoii Si^ Fernie
-Annex.     - •"   '■■'*'•>■.■    ■'    E-21 ■   J
We are prepared to furnish No.
lCrow's Nest Lake ice. For particulars, address Good Bros.,
Crow's Nest, B. C.
I     Saturday   Specials
Fine Case. Egsrs, regular 35c-- -> *'
,   Special for'Saturday.;...'*. ...:	
-•Red Cross Pice Ies, Mixed, Chow or Sweet,'
"regular 306, Special fo- Saturday.-...-'..-
PayCash'     .. Wi; J. •; BLUftDELL. Prompt Delivery    |
s Vjptir
Annual   Stock-Taking
Sale of Books
Don't forget our voting contest
Se-i'Ad. on-'Page 5.
°Andy Good, of Crow's Nest, visited
our city last Wednesday.
,  G/;W.,Monk. of Nelson; B; i'C.. we!,
known here, was in lown this week.
jNIr. J. A. Macdonald, Sec.-Treas.', of
Disii I.8/-U. IVI. W. of A., paid us a
visit this week.,,
Mrs. A. McDougall and her sister,
Miss Harvey, left for, Arnprior, Qnt.,
by Saturday.'evening's train.-
Peach orchard for sale in Okan-
agon  Valley, part  bearing      this
year.   Apply • , V7.      S. ,   Stanley,,
Ledger. .,
James Dunn, C. P. R. day operator,
is taking a couple of weeks' holiday at
the coast and is being relieved by J. D.
' We are pleased 10 record that Mr.
A. Sampson, provincial License Inspector, who has been ill for some time, is
able to be around again.
Mr. J. Miller of the P. Burns Co.,
visited Calgary this week to consult an
eye specialist regarding  the  injury  he
1.3  Off Regular   Prices
LOW*'grade quality, sweat shop g-oodsj are not.cheap at any price, and after you
have had one experience oi them you will be of this opinion also.-.. We, handle.
- ■!. only guaranteed goods, and on account ot buying direct frqm the manufacturers and
selling at the lowest possible price for cash, are enabled to place within your reach
warranted wearables at less money than ,)0u will pay.for low quality goods elsewhere.
Our values challenge comparison in price and quality, \yhile our range is the inost.„up.
to date in town. '-„• * ; •
We must' make room!" for Spring good?.    .;
2,000    books   to; -choose '.from;;, 2,000 ;; ,'■
'?   Some Special Bargains'.^'V::;■.'■
•( '   '.                        He«.
Selltnie ■;
-. Price ,
''"   "...:    '■->;,.  Ben.    .Selling
■ "    ';•.'.- ."-*     „.   ,-  ■     Price-.   Price
S*t B»l^»o 25 vols.     fc-22 OO.v
Set Shakespeare
41 vols.    ' JM.OO
, *15.00,
'- 15.00'
1 . Sfllf-Pronounrlnfj •
Kncyolopedia, S vol.   $10.00     Ji.ty
:• ' Large Padded 'Poets    ' 1.75     'l'-OO
Boys' Own Annual       8.60
Mr-.. Beeton's everday
- ■       Cookery Book  1.75
"    1.S5 ■
v   8 vol.Mts of Ruskin, ■ ,„'
Dickens, Kingslev -
niul Hawthorne       3.00'      140
, A very complete'selection of Juvenile Story nnd Picture Books at prices you
cannot afford to1 mUi,  M'ike your choice early -  .   .
sustained to his  eye
practise. -
during   hockey
Nelson senior hockey team will play
the local seven for the championship of
B. C. on Monday evening the qlh inst.,
in the rink' here. "Patrick" who played with the Wanderers Mast year, will
he on the visitors' line-up.
They Tip Their
Hats to us
 — aft.  d,**-   *
Dear. Sirs,—We    -wish to  iniorm
you  that'we consider your MINARD'S LININENT a very superior
article,, aud we use it as a sure relief     for sore    throat and chest.
When I tell   you I would not be
-without it if     the price was  one
dollar a bottle, I mean it.
Yours truly,
Opens on Jannnry fltli, Why not studj
shorthand, bookkeelnc, otc, nnd Quiilify
for, n (food srtluriod poHltlon y , \Vo Cftn
Jiolp you. Intere-.tlii(f cataloirue free, on
request to K. G, Qnrlmtt, Principal of
Tlie Giirbutt l)niilnc*ss CoIIcrb. CulRnry.
Aro propitrpil to enter tn liulif*.'
trade ns well as jriMitli<nien'<?.
Lndlt'H' huh-nnd fneiis tri'nti'd
any dny but Siitunlnv.
* ■
As the providers of tho noiitost- and mo&t
fftshioimblo clothinfc in town, Tliof>o
whom wo hnvo unco clothed iiover an ol«o
wlioiu, knowlnt* thnt nowlinro ol»o will
thoy ho hotter or moro rousoimhly served.
Hore you can nut a Rood Sprintr Siiit or
Ovorcont in tho Intent city -.tylo. hoiuiti.
fully mndonnil flnUhod nnd lit prices that
lutonUh in clioupiie.it-,
Seo our lino of Spk-iiil Onlor Samples
Ijoforo liuyliiff oNowlioru. We Kiianintoo
dellvory in two \toolu.
Semi-Ready Wardrobe
P. J. Johnson      Opp. Royal Hotel
Nelson  Fruit   Lands  $100 per acre
Creston  Fruit -Lctndsy partly clear*
ed,  $75  per   acre
Tobacco  Plains—Close  in—cleared,
*•>   ****** *4 injn •«**-   ••*>    **» m «m   am.   mm *«*> •**♦■ ■**»-• ■** -     •*** *±^   v"   "
ables,  $50  per   acre
Call and see me or send your address and
1   will  call  €tn you
Graham   Campbell
Napanec Hotel, Fernie
- Vice-President  John   Galvin  of the
Miners' Union was in town Thursday.
Our city received a vimit from Pros"
F, H. Sherman of the Miners' Unior
Superintendent?   Browlee's     private
car  was  attached  to Thursday's easi
■ - <i
bound train.
The Fernie hqekey team visited Coleman Thursday evening and brought off
the honors with a,score of2 to 1.
-'Alderniitn G. F.-Johnson and Dv- J.
Barber have been appointed License
Commissioners for the city of Fernie.
Our wardrobes are overflowing with new season's
Campbell's   Clothing
Their  Style,  Cut,  and General Wearing Value
make them worthy ofyourjnspection. ,, .
Working Gloves fot Working Men.r Our spring ..stock is
very complete, being made up,of the ,H B K .brand;   The
best fittingjglpve made, and every pair warranted to.-give';
good honest %ear.    We mention a few lines.       •,.■''
Bronko, per pair *.'      65c
'   Bronko, with gauntlets, per pair      75     f,,'
Pinto Shell Cordovan.... .$1.25 and $r.50   v ;
Reindeer Buch, per pair. .......  1.95 .
Percary Dog „ .,..- ....1.95
Special  fop Saturday
SCOTCH WOOL  UNDERWEAR.    Every garment
sfuaranteed pure wool, regular price 52.50 per suit.
Saturday special   .......$ 1.95
Trunks    Trunks     Trunks
Trunks    Trunks
Reduced to quick move prices.
BLACK SATEEN  SHIRTS.    Our values cannot be
duplicated.   We can -save.you from 25c to 50e a shirt.
Compare our 75c line with any dollar shirt in town.
„ Faultiest Good'Weight Sateen...:..;....     "So
Faultless Extra Quality  81.00
HBK Extra Heavy ,S1.'25
Bioley have been appointed Police
Commissioners for the city of Fernie.
See Liphardt about that watch
he has them at any price If 1.00
?2.50, $2.75, ?5.00, ?6.50 and up.
Our "Critic" begs to be excused this
week as he has been too busy to write,
and informs us that he will be in shape
to handle the pen next week.
Eemamber that we want your
vote.on the most popular lady in
Fernie. Three votes for one dollar paid on subscriptions.     \
BegRnr Prince Opera Co. has been
been secured for Friday and Saturday,
March 20th and 21st, in the comic
operas, "Fra Diavolo and Circus
Mr. Burlinm, advance nirent of the
BGK'.'nr Prince Opera Co , passed
through here on Wednesday morning.
Hiscompany'play here on the 201I1 anil
21st inst.
There was 11 very pleasant lime al
Mr. J. L. Ciates' Thursday evening,
Various games were indulged in, finishing with dancing which was enjoyed
by all.    A nice lunch was served.
We are pleased lo state that the Rev.
Williamson is much,improved .hik) will,
(D. V.) preach iu the Baptist church
next Sunday evening inking lor his
subject "Our Heavenly Ciizenship,"
I Iu will K-Jminisior the ordinance of
Baptism at this service
We regrel to state that L. Doolnn,
formerly C. P. K roudmnsler, and'wlio
was well known in Fernie, dropped
dead in the commercial hotel, Winni*
peg, Tuesday Inst. He was chief of
police in Simdon, B. C, In the early
days. He leaves 11 wife and Uo children at Sirdar, lo mourn his loss.
The MiiM|iierade Carnival held laut
Tuesday In the rink was 11 decided'auc*
cost. A large number attended and
»ome of the costumes were ol 11 very
elaborate character, whilst all were-,
nnd   showed   a   great   deal  ofjl
We are receiving- oy expressTesfliftr-»ui|»iiiuiiin-v*.-
Fresh   Ranch Enus, per doz. 4-5o
When von tlit'nk of Canned Goods think of Quaker
Brand,!the boat tirade packed.    We have them.
We are more than particular, in our selection of,table
supplies, our aim being to supply tne best quality
groceries procurable.' Selling for cash means lower
expenses in every way; you got the benofit in higher
quality i?ood» at prices that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. '
For a tastv and appe.tizing"brenkfast try some of our
Sliced to vour order
We are sole agents for Pratts Poultry and Stock Foods
Redland Oranges, sweet and juicy, por doz....
French Sardines, reu. 15c, special '2 for •
Toasted Corn Flake-., rcg. 15c, Rpecial	
California Prunes, reg-. 8 lbs. for 2oe,
Bpecial 5 lbs for	
,25c   I
Comparisons are Baid to be odious, but if you will take
the trouble to'compare our
you will find they cannot be excelled for quality and
reasonable price. "
$1.85 to $4.00
WALKOVER SHOES are loyal servants and faithful
-friends, always speaklnu a good word for the wearers'1
judgment and making no exorbitant demands on his
pocket bonk.   We have them in all the- new spring
laBts and Invite your inspection.
The Customs entries at this port last
month were, viz:
Free   Goods  $0,27*2*0°
Dutiable goods...  3S*4oS 00
Duty collected mnuunli-d to. 10,965,75
being an increase for the same month
lasl year of:
Free Goods..;.,,  5*7,675.00
Dutiable GooJs     29,665.00
Duty collected,! '    9.3*\V5J
Liniment   Cures   Dis-
Wanted—Au prnctlenl Foreman
lo Hiiperlutflil the building o( the
now Hull by GIbiIhUiiio I.ocnl,
U, M. W. of A. MuhI Im n union
niflti having a pnld up card,
Btato (txpnrloncc, nnd wngps
required.  Apply to
Thomas Biggs.
Secrotnry of Building Ooiinnltloo
Box 365, Fernie, B. C.
want your
"All lines of Photogmpk*. Work
KiilHrgoinetiU iu Crayon,
Water Color, Sej'in
aud  Oils.,     '
1'lcturen takuti ut roiihoniible jiriees
All Work Quarnntood or No Pay
Dox 424 *o* FERNIE
I am open to buy
Purs of all kinds,
and will pay cash.
Apply at
B. C. Furniture Store
® " ®
I Hay for Sale |
® ~—	
@    Good Prnlrlo Hay (or Sula •
§| In Cur Ixits
^ \V. E. Barker   Cnyloy, Altn.
<0"&W><$> H&M&&&&&&&&P&&&
Try a Ledger Ad, U^wh^^^^^
Builder & Contractor
Estimates Furnished nnd
Satisfaction  Oaarontcod
Fernie and Kosmer i
natural talent in innKing up by our!    ^__ =la---=.CT=.-^>  -,	
fellow   citizens.    Ii   muot   have heen| *BC!~""        ----"w~   -—    «=
a difficult  tn*l< for  the judge »ih so 4QWlt&W&bWrb%$$$'WWW
many dressed and also situ led so well.
Sonic valuable prizes were given.  Owing  u»i»ur  mining   10   at**  (»«c<.nn»
mid pio-juic k.ti>'.'i *iu<  .jm*-*' 11*' ''*-•<,'n'J
llml we are unable 10 give a fuller account of iliisintcrcsiing e\cnt.
— -0	
1 s 100.00
-f*T*r«nTtilT'«!"n AS A CTT-RT, TOll
"Besides bolng: an exdillent r«* , %?
medy (or cold* and throat trou* 1 X
bl«s, Chamberlain'* Cough Itemedy : A
it unequaled as a cur* tor croup," ; «,'
say* Harry Wil*on of Wayn*town, | Y
Im..     Wh#n j?lv*n a* »oon a* tho 1 J
croupy eouf-fii. appear*,  this    re- j ^.A^^^t^^^^yyy^y^^
medy -will prevent tbe attack. It I
Is u*ed auecMiiully in many thou-1 - "**—.r- --^—»»*    ■—
•and* of home*.   For sal* by all j T.ut*i«» T-^-.r
druggUt*. J Sub»crib* (or th* Dlitri^t Ledgar.
Tho ftbovr* tiH7« Is nffnrcd
(or plana of tlm now hall by
Gladstone Local, V. M. W.
of A. For particular* apply
Fernie, B.C.
The long looked-tor l»a» como at lait. Tlio Fernlo Steam
T.fiMrvir;* Ttnu ormnixl for Imdltmsn with »li« best machinery In
lbe mnrlft «nrt tho mn«t Impvovwl motliods. Sanitary and
•atliractory work gunrnnteed,   A trial will convince you.
All  WltUc   Help employed
IliltaN*.*     V">     V*J>vV*   "l«"
;; All work called for and dullvered froo of'charijo
Fernie Steam Laundry
Tel. No. 133 Victoria Ave


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