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-Tho" Official   Organ   of District  No.   18,   U.'M. W. of A.
Vol. Ill No. 27
Fernie, B. C, February 29, 1908
Creston Fruit Lands are Calling io You
NO mutter what. .your  occupation  or station in life,
, whether you inteud to cultivate the.land or not you, ,
• should own'a niece of'good land, free from frost and where irrigation js unnecessary.' The amount of such laud'-M B"O.'is
very limited and Us earning* power almost incredlble;-?-t800.00
" per acre net has been made in .several cases from .Strawberries,
from' il.OOO.to $1,400 per.acre"from certain,varieties of apples. ,
, Cherries,. Raspberries, etc^; pay quite as well."
Now consider:, What is land-worth that will pay such,,
"returns?- Is 11,000 to $2,000 per acre too.much for land that
will, pay for. itself  in two yearB  or  75   to. ,100Aper eent.,on.,
those figures?       _ *•**'•  '•''' ■'■  ' •'-'     '-;' '■
.ln two years from, to-day. wild land in the, vicinity of
v Creston will be selling at $500 per acre.   5250 per .acre   has .•
.been-paid ali-eadv for small lots close-in.
. ,\Ve have, secured .two of the choicest tracts in the
District,, good'roads, <rood water, no waste land. If sold
quickly we can dispose of it at $100 per acre. We. will pay
all expenses of examination if not found as represented.
"It's   The   Soil"
Remember, the'rush is coming. The Kootenay Fruit
Growers'Association have .been advised, of people coming
from  almost  every  par: of  the world.   Many will lays the
c foir dation of independence through well selected investments
.   in .fruit land this sprins*.
"   Come and investigate.   Let us show you what is actually
. being done, not in one or two cases but in many,' by men with,
little experience and small capital.   One man started with Sip
and is now independent.   Do not wait, expecting-a more favorable opportunity.. It will never come;  ,.
Gall «r writs for pariloalaps
The Wright investmen t Company
Montreal, Feb. -29.—At th® annual meeting of the Bell Telephone
Co., today, President Sise said the
company expected to sell its lines
in Saskatchewan and Alberta to
the Provincial Government the
same as it had done in Manitdba.
• • •
London, Feb 29.—-TJp to noon today no word has been received
here from ''Jack" Johnson the
American .'""colored heavy weight
pugilist in reply to an offer made
by a syndicate of British Sportsmen for a ,match;.in England between him and "Tommy" Burns
holder of tne. heavy weight championship.-    . '.
* * •
Waterbury, Conn. Feb. 27.—
Frank Gbtch who holds the wrestling championship of America defeated Jim Parr, the English
wrestler,in two straight falls last
night in.) 19 and 4 minutes re--
spectively. ' ■
Just as we go to press we are
informed that Mr. Thos. Whelan
is lying serious ill at the Fernie
Hospital. We hope the report is
not true in its entirity and trust
to see him  around soon.
Fernie wins the first
from Coleman.—Good
i   , tloctey—Will Play
.Si's i
-St. Peterburg, Feb: -27.*^-Ten"' of
thai terrorists-1 who participated in
the- unsucceaaful; attempt made in
this city last week to kill;-Grand
Duke Nicholas Nichoalievitch and
•M.-;Ohetcheglovitbff. the' minister
"of J.justice, 'are- to be pjaced^on
trial before a military court - In
the.fortress of St. Peter.and, St.
Paul. The alleged offense is pun-,
ishable with death.'
On. Wednesday night the first
game for^he Whelan Trophy, was
played, in Ternie's new rink before a good crowd. The ice was
not real u'^-to-date for fast' hockey;
for at half: time the manager for
the local team got busy-with" a
broken shovel to clear the snow
Being, crowded for space , this
week and issuing a day earlier we
are,, compelled to give a brief report, suffice it to say that the
,the' game was exceptionally clean
and Referee Kastner was not called on to bench a man on either
iteam. The following is the line
lup of the players:—
Fernie,—Goal^ Morrison; Point,
B. Kent; Rover, Peever; L.°Wing,
;F. Kent; VVCover, Wright; Centre,
Rilance; Si Wing, Terrian. ,,
Coleman—Goal, Higgins; Point,
White; Cover' Simes; Centre,
Baker; Rover. Jamieson; L. Wing,
Lewis; B. -Wing,, Gresak.
The Coleman team is in the city
and will play another game at thw
new- rink: tonight. The- game will
start at'8''o'clock.  ■-.',.
Kootenay ^^aitS'Laii^
«.'. J!,.; ..
HY hot buy a ten or twenty acre fruit farm which will yield' you
from $300.00 to $600.00 profit per acre per year? Situated in the
District with a most delightful climate and.splendid shipping facilities.
-.   We pay purchaser's expenses to look by-er our land.    It Stands
Crow's   Nest   Pass   Investment   Co.,   Ltd. ■
Lethbridge,    Alberta
!The , funeral of the late Mrs.
Jule Anderson of Morressey* was
held from, the Presbyterian church
Fernie on Friday at 11 a.m.'Mrs.
Ai^dersonH/died' in - the, • hospital
from typhoid fever- and j leaves a
child four, .months, old besyier a
sorrowing husband. *MT.: Anderson,
is; »nly out., of„th»>.hoapi^al-.jrom:
-•pressed'for'him in his hour of af-
xietion. The funeral was in charge
of Wm. Scott, Fernie.
THAT it a real pity the weather
man cannot be coaxed-into giving , us a little o! Toronto's'
weather, now that the rink is
ready    for use.   They would    be
glad to lose a littlo of it.
• •   «
THAT once again he has to say,
(of course without any intention
of brag) that several have made
vory complimentary remarks
about     the   improvement   in the
Ledger each week.
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THAT at the thaw approaches
children with an axe, a spade, and
a momentary desire to clean aide*
walks should have the ember*
ance of their seal curtailed, so to
speak, as the gaps and holes they
make are very dangerous,
• *   •
THAT if we do have any more
«>>a*Hn** tli* rinV TW«wnfw»Tw»r>t
should keep the bovs either In
their place,' or off the ice. No" one'
can enjoy a akato if they have to
keep dodging the younger generation, who are playing tag, crack
iVif-wM*-'    etc,
• •   ♦
THAT the stovo pipes in our
office he mentioned some time ago
got the drop on us last Saturday
evening. We were holding a Typo.
Union meeting and being short
of chairs (figuratively) one of th*
members sat on the atove, and
stove it in with the result as
above. '-Then hia pipe went out."
• •   •
THAT he Is gdlng to order a
few dictionaries   for some of the
contributors who send in such
flowery matter and request "the
honor of a small space in your
valuable ■ journal, etc." He has
had. to u relegate several "grand"
letters, and • cheap anonymous
epithets to the wasto paper basket.;
♦   ♦   ♦
THAT he has much pleasure in
quoting the following from the
Cranbrook Herald of last week:
"The Herald is in receipt of the
first iBsue of John's Newspaper,
This is a journal published in
Fernie and dated February 14th,
1008. The Herald is not in the
habit ot commenting upon valentines received, but this one being
of such a novel nature deserves a
passing comment. To begin with,
it is printed, that ia to say that
part of it which ia printed, on
paper of a cochineal rad and con*
sists of four pagea each 0} inches
by, 4-J inches. The flrst page ia de*
vntad tn !*ti«nl n*"'"" tV.Te i-
nothing in that. The «»>nond is devoted to advertising and there ia
ne'er a one, the third In the edit*
orial page and ia a thing of
naught.    The fourth page in   the
Q t\ i-y« *     nt *w     4 It .*.     fifk*.   .J    • I
THAT in our new office we have
a very large vault, we have been
far too busy to test the capacity
of It as yet, owing to our rush.
But from a casual observation we
would judge that it is eapahle of
holding a good sum of money, so
you may put your mind at rest as
to our ability to sa:ftly handle
all the money you wish to give
us.     Now all together.
THAT he understood that tho
City weigh scales'were put up for
use, and would like to see them
used more than they are at pre*
sent. The expense should be made
good by the dealers at a trivial
chargo, and buyers would then be
assured of proper woight.
TO KILL ME."   '
Chicago, Feb. 28.—"A murder
will be committed in Chicago
within a month, similar to the
Denver assassination, where the
Rov. Father Leo Heinrichs was
shot down while. administrating
holy communion in St Elizabeth's
Roman Catholic church," asserted Chancellor E. M, Dunne of the
Chicago  archdiocese last night.
"I am positivo that anarchists,
anti-clericals, or whatever thoy
call themselves, have prepared
lints of priests and clergy to be
killed, and I am certain that somo
Chicago man has been marked,"
he added,
"I am the most logical man for
assassination, and although I
have thousands of friends in' the
Italian colony, I also have many
bitter enemies."
Father Dunne said if ho was not
chosen to be murdered the other
candidates would be either Archbishop Quigley, tho Very Rev.
Father Angelhicct of the Church of
Assumption, or the Rev, Father
Francis Gordon, C. R„ provincial
of the Church of Resurrectionists.
Chicago, Feb. 27.—Local demo*
crats are launching a boom for
Johtv, Mitohell, retiring president
of the United Mine Workers of
America, for governor of Illinois.
The boom was started by John T,
Connory, a prominent politician
and millionaire coal operator, and
within a few hours Mr. Mitchell
went into conference with Nation*
al Committeeman Soger C. SulH-
van and several of his friends over
the matter, Nothing was decided,
because Mr. Mitchell said he was
not ready to any whether he wanted to run or not. The rnftttcr hit-
been taken up seriously among the
democrats, however, and there is
a possibility of something coming
out of it.
To-nijfht (Friday) at S
♦J. o'clock, Coleman n\u\
•|j Pernio will meet in the
•{. .second jj-anio for the
$  Whelan Cup.     Come.
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I    If you want '   a f*ood timn Ulc*
j you had lant   vVcdnesday at  the
jd»nr*>, mm*, to  the next one that
Pat Miller    is   giving on Friday,
March 0th. '
The above prize la oll'fiiod
(or plauof tho now hn)l i»v
Gl»..<.<<na J/icnl, U. M. \V.
<M'A. K«r particulars-.ipj.ly
T1I03   MGOS.
HernK ll.C.
New   White wear!
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Just to hand a  handsome line of Ladies' White
,,: Muslin   Underwear consisting of
Corset Covers
Drawers .
■f' ■ '       „   .   Chemisev-'i-v---
"" Night. Dresses-;;    '^ ",;'.-..
" Ltr'- :.- arid'Shirts' '.'-"v:" ' r:" ;: ' .'■'' •'.!'"
Children's White and Colored
Dresses    in    great    variety.
Your  Inspection   Invited;
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The   Trites=Wood   Co.,
Subscribe for the Dittriet t*dg»r. | *<rW&A'<&b<>WrbWWr>>*>4
The Royal restaurant has changed hands,
Bert White one of Fernios former hockey players was a star on
visiting team.
Two cars in the C. P. R. yards
were demolished this week through
Eome cars getting away on the M,
F. & M. Railway.
"A good timo" is what Pat
Miller guarantees at his dance
next Friday. Don't forget that he
plays this dance by himself.
The C. P, R. sleeper on No. 5
west bound was derailed at Lethbridge Junction Wednesday by a
brokon rail, we arc pleased to say
no porson was at all injured.
T, E. Oakley of Rossland is in
tho city to relieve J. P. Corrick
as chief clerk at the 0. P. R.,
frieght department during the
latters absence.
Sometime Sunday evening some
party or parties effected an entrance into the local Dominion
Express office with the view ot
plunder, Beyond turning tbinga
upside down generally nothing tier-
ious took place,
Tho K. P'h of Cranbrook held
high carnival at that point last
Saturday, being joined by a contingent from Spokane and Fernie.
The local Knights report a grand
time and would like to aee it repeated in Fernie.
Two rinks of local curlers were
-in -viuntil ook. on '•Jtednehdhy, and
played a friendly game with two
rinks there. Fernie were 1 point
down the acore being 15 to 10.
Rev. Grant and W. J. Blundell
skipped for Fernie,
The concert by the Baptist people- at Hosmer on Tuesday last
■wn* a grand »ueces», A good program was d sposed ol before a
large audience and the proceeds
gladsned the hearts of thoi« in*
They Tip Their
Hats to us
Antlm pnivlilor*of tli« niwlfM ami mont
fimhloimblii nlnthing In town. I'linne
whom wo Imvii mini ulfillicil m-vcr ho •lift
whuru, kiinwliiK tlml nowlmro nUn will
(liny l>o better iir mom r«*»«oti»lily korvtil,
Hero you o»n sol ft sood Hprini* Knit or
Oviirenat In tlio l»t*.t ollv ntylfi. lmnutl.
fully msile nnd flnUlioil ami at "irlcmthat
K.ionluli In pIhh|i-iii»«,
Hf» our line nt K|MicInl Oritur Hnm|ite«
Iinforf* liiiylnu I'lmiwlifirn, W« tfimrnntcA
ilnllvfry In two \t»tk»,
Semi-lteady Wardrobe
P. J. Johnson     Opp. Royal Hotel
T, G. Philips, O. P. R. auditor
was in the city this week cheok-
cheaking up the local offices, and
found everything O. K,
The Degree team of the local
I, O. 0, V. go to Coleman on tha
Oth of March to institute a lodge
at that place Home forty
or fifty membera are in order (oV
the goat. We can plainly aee an
all night seaaion and lots ot work
for the goat.
>.'Auf./ OF THE WEST
W. A. Harkin.'..     U,
Talk   is     cheap,      only results
count,"     was     the   epigrammatic
way a Yankee philosopher expressed himself in commenting on   the
achievements of,a.fellow countryman-   His wise observation has a
universal application. Measured by'
this standard the     career of Mr.
A.  C. Flumerfelt,  of Victoria, B,
C, not yet    attained to its fruition, has thus far been an emin-;
entry successful one.   The name of
Mr." Flumerfelt will be inseparably
connected   with   the financiaV-in-
dnstrial and educational progress
of British Columbia during     the
past ten years, a period noteworthy for remarkable expansion, and*
development.   If     ever ,a Western
man was entitled to it Mrv Flumerfelt is deserving of the appellation "captain of industry." Space
limitations    will   ' permit  giving
only in outline the salient points
of a life whose manifold activities
are  at  once  an object lesson for,
other men and an inspiration   to
.the rising generation.
The subject of this sketch was
born in Western Ontario, being
descended , from German United
Empire loyalists, who for principle quitted their homes and.
"treked"., through trackless wilds
io Canada at the outbreak of the
American .Revolution.- Herein one
se'ei the -working of the laws of
.heredity.'' ■ Two -generations "later
the; sturdy steadfastness of „.',?aese0
pioneers reappears transformed as
strong',moral, courage and indomitable pertinacity in the descend-
' anti' Possessing such characteristic traits- 'his success in commercials affairs which he engaged in at
the -age' of- fourteen, was assured
_ frdm±.the_outset. But success   was
BISSBIC* L2C03M, *I»inah   B, x\, PEMtCAfcT, S0THL
' ' njVijA***,,. .'-?-  ■  -T\.-». •« .J
not ^achieved without hard work
and; without' surmounting many
obstacles^ all of which proved the
most valuable ' kind of experience
in aiding him to accomplish greater [tasks'in middle life. The year
1879 saw Mr'.. Flumerfelt open the
first wholesale' boot and- shoe
house—now known as' the Ames-
Holden Co., Ltd,—in' Winnipeg,"
then;'a town\with-less than 7,000
population.•.He -established thie
same business in British Columbia, since which period he has
continuously resided in British'
Columbia^ :.•.'   ■-
Mr. Flumerfelt as a shareholder
and executive officers for several
years was prominently connected
with the Granby Consolidated
Mining and Smelting Co,, of
Grand Forks, B. C. , The company has already paid over $1,-
400,000 in dividends. He.was associated with its president. Mr.
S. H. C. Miner, of Granby, Que,,
(the Grand Old Man of the Province of Quebec,) and Mr. Jay P.
Graves, of Spokane, Wash., tho
General Manager. As assistant to
the president Mr,,, Flumerfelt rendered invaluable service in placing tho great enterprise on a paying basis. His duties resulted in
him making his homo in Grand
Forks, where he took a loading
part in all affairs -tending for tho
welfare of tho community. During
his stay in the Boundary, Mr.
Flumerfelt had the good fortuno
to bo associated with able men in
all' departments, notably Mr. A.
B. W. Hodges, M, E., the superintendent, Mr, H, N. Galer, assistant gcnoral managor, and Mr.
Geo. W. I-Ioostor, treasurer. Subsequently Mr, Flumerfolt and Mr,
Miner withdrew from the active
management after having disposed
of -a largo portion of thoir hold-
ingfl to New York and Boston capitalists.
Boforo that date ho had organ*
ieed tho International Coal & Coko
Co., whose coliery at Coleman,
Alta,, now maintains an output
of about 2,000 tons of conl daily
and which Ih now a dividend payer, (More recently Mr. , Flumerfelt
launched two other large enterprises which promise to-be no Iwm
successful., The Alberta Coal &
Coke Co,, of Lundbreck, Alta.,
and the Royal Collieries of Lethbridge, Alta. Mr. Flumerfelt ia
president of all three companies
which havo an aggregate capital*
iiation of ¥8,600,000 and which
give employment to over 1,800
.lieu, iir. iiuinerieit is also the
o-wiw o! lftYpe roal ulcus eu Van-
eouver laland which will be deve-
loped ahortly on an extensive
scale. He ia likewise president of
the Hastings Shingle Manufaotur*
ing Co,, the largest plant of its
American Truat Co., Ltd., and the
British' Canadian Fire Insurance
Co. Aa a director of the Eastern
Townjihipa Bank he w«i instm*
mental in inducing that institu*
tion to establish branches in Van*
eouvejr. and other places in' the
province. ,
Although essentially self made,
Mr. Flumerfelt has found time in
the midst of<onerous--busineta dut*
let to pursue the study of culture.
likely to be found in a eoU*t« pro
fessor-, than in the man of affairs,
he is' a*' student and Jomniverous
reader!, His tastes lean to' literature of the idealistic school. .Art
finds in him one" of'its strongest
devotees;,, It is with difficulty
that Mr. Flumerfelt can be induced
to speak of himself. He is always
more interested in learning about
'the" welfare of his fellows. His
unostentatious charities and benefactions are only known to ■. a
small ■ circle of intimate friends;
• Mr... Fli-Jaerfelt, like all other-individuals, has his hobbies; with
hini they are an absorbing passion. He chiefly has. at heart the
'-ause of higher -education 'in British Columbia, and the exploitation of the vast natural resources
oi his adopted province. It .will be
recalled 0that he" offered two-year
tree scholarships at McGill University College in order to assist
deserving students seeking, to advance .themselves. During their existence he took an active part in
the. corporation of the Royal Institute- tot Learning designed to
prepare'(.British Columbia, pupils
at/h'oina for advanced work and
whicb&is now affiliated with McGill University. Mr:; Flumerfelt iB
its* treasurer. This" institution is
regarded, as the forerunner of a
Provincial University whose early
establishment is foreshadowed in
a measure now before the Provincial. Legislature. The understanding is that .the McGill extension
work now , carried on will later
later be merged with the proposed
University; A site of twenty-one
acres at Point Grey, near Xan-
couver, has already been secured
on a, long-term lease. Mr. Flumerfelt has not overlooked the question of endowment. From an eastern friend of McGill the offer* of
§50,000 has been secured on condition that an equal amount for
the same purpose is raised in
British Columbia.' That the endowment will soon be made effective is regarded as a certainty.
Mr. Flumerfelt assisted in - inducing Lieut-Governor Dunsmuir to
endow in the sum of $50,000 a,
chair of mining in the proposed
seati of learning. ■■   o
■ Mr. Flumerfelt rendered signal*
public service last year' by offering a. prize for .the best essay respecting the resources and possibilities of British, Columbia. Thirty-eight, contributions, many ' of
-them indicating deep thought and
.intelligent research, were received.
Hon." C. H.' Macintosh, ex-governor of the Northwest Territories,
a     veteran, journalist,   won; first
hAvi •"t.-if-pc XT*ic V>. •#• 111*1 ft *•■••. **V^^^ •»•••* re *•*.■*■ r ■*•» 
vZlvf w*w•--*■«■«■.J.w — M*i*a*duv- Couf&jr-—*.t>—
printed ' in pamphlet form, thousands:'of copies I being- distributed
throughout Canada and the-,,Brit-
ish Isles. It,, proved,'-a luminous
exposition of the. resources of the
Province, , containing • liEewise
many suggestions as to the best
means for securing the permanent
well-being of the entire population. ■
Mr. Flumerfeit has also taken
deep interest' in hospital' work
since the day. he first .located, ;in
Winnipeg. His ^benefactions'* have
been numerous. He was responsible for the establishment of the
public hospital,at Phoenix, B.C.,
a' mining camp 'where facilities for
treating surgical case's were' greatly needed. He has also' served on
the boards of the Jubilee Hospital and the Protestant,.Orphan's
Home of Victoria. He is a life-
governor of the Winnipeg, Vancouver., and Victoria Hospitals.
Mi*. -Flumerfelt is an ardent
friend of organized labor, As a
capitalist he has never failed to
see questions from other standpoints than his own,1 On two occasions, at Calgary and Fernie,
ho served as an arbitrator in industrial disputes.-' His probity and
honesty of purpose have been given testimony to by the leadors of
tho coal miners. 'In the instances
mentioned amicable settlements
wore  finally affected.
Still in his prlmo Mr, Flumerfelt will no doubt live to seo many
of his. cherished ideals realized and
survive to soo British'Columbia
assume its destined position as
the premier province of the Dominion.—Westward Hoi •
 *-'iti '-"'j
The  Story   of  a   Martinet   Colonel,  n
Captain and a Sword.
The colonel; a rigid martinet, is sitting at the' window of his room when,
looking out, he sees a" captain crossing
the barrack yard toward the gate.
Looking at him closely, he is shocked
to observe th'ati the rules and regulations to the contrary notwithstanding,
ihe captain does not carry a sword.
'•Captain!" he calls from tho window,
"Hi, captain, step up to my,room for
a moment, will you?" '. ,-. .    •;.
Tho ca-itaiu obeys promptly, borrows
a sword of tbe officer/of the guard, the
guardroom being at' the foot' of the
stairs, and presents himself to the colonel In irreproachable dross.
Tho colonel is somewhat surprised to
see the sword in its place and, havih*.;
to invent some pretext for calling his
subordinate back, says, with some confusion: "Beg your pardon, captain, but
really I've forgotten, what It was 1
wanted to speak totyou about nbw-
ever, It can't haveTbeen 'Very.;Important.   It'll keep.   Good morning."
The captain salutes, departs, returns
the sword to Its owner and Is making
off across the bamck-yard, where be
again cornea within range of tbe colonel's ▼talon.* ,; - • • v.- ■ - ,--s
. Theveolonei -rubs1 his eyes,- stares,
saya softly, .to himself: "Blow In thunder, is .this?; He hasn't a sword to, his
•waist!"', then calls aloud: "Captain!
Ho.1'captain!   One moment, please I"
The captain" returns, borrows tho
sword again, mounts the stairs and enters the colonel's presence.'' His commanding officer stares at him intently.
He has a sword; he sees It; ho hears it
clank, .
"Captain," he stammers, growing
very hot, "it's ridiculous, you know,
but—ha! ha!—I'd just .remembered
what'I- wanted to say to yourand now
-ha! ha!—it's gono out of my head
again! Funny;* isn't it? Ha, ha, ha!
Losing my memory. Never mind. I'll
think of it ancTwrite you. ' Good morning."     '"..'"
The' captain salutes, departs, returns
the sword to its owner and makes for
the gate. \,As he ■ crosses. the barrack'
yard the colonel calls his wife to his
side and says,' "See that'offlcer out
there?".' '     '.'',.    .'  ,',
■ "Yes."' '"'" ;.:i; ..;.,.;
; ;."Has he, got .a swprd on?"
'- The" "colonel's wife "adjusts her eyeglass, upon him', scans him.keenly and
i says', "He hasn't a taste' of j. a. sword."
; The colonel: "That's" just where'you
'fool yourself. Yes," he has."—London
'.Graphic. ■'■'-       - -     ,.  .'
For those who' could
away during the'busy
, season we recommend
not get
This Far-Famed Sanatorium
with its .-Sulphur Springs and
Unsurpassed Accommodation is'
Just"the place;
. to build up and get a fresh start.
' Rates $2.50'per day,and up.
This   Company, operates   ,
.  Throufrh Standard Sleep-*
ingCars," Dining Cars arid
First Class Tourist Sleepers
For Bates, Reservations,sad any in-
-    formation desired call on or write '
D.P.A.    , A.G.P.A. ,
., Nelson ... Van'eaww,
Put it in Some Safe Place, for it may Come
in Handy Some Day.
Here Is a simple home-made mix*
ture as given by an eminent authority on Kidnoy disoaaos, who
makes tho statement in a Now
York daily newspaper that it will
relieve almost any case of Kidney
troublo if taken before tho stage
of Bright's disease. Ho states
that auoh symptoms as lame back
pain in tho aide, frequent desire to
urinate, especially at night; pain*
ful and discolored urination are
readily overcome, Hore ia the re*
ceiptj try it,
Fluid Extract Dandelion, one-
half ounce;    Compound Kargon
eaparilla, three ouncea. Take* -a
teaapoonful alter each meal and
at bedtime,
▲ well known druggist here in
town ia authority that these in*
gradient! (1 aro ail harmleas and
easily mixed rtt horn* by shnkinp
well in a bottle. , This mixture has
a peculiar healing and aoothing
effect upon the entire Kidney and
Urinary structure,, and often over*
cornea, > tht worat forma, of Hheu-
matiam in Juat a little while.
Thia mixture la said, to remove
all blood diaordtrs and cure" the
Rheumatism, by forcing the kid*
neys to niter and' strain from the
blood* and system all uric acid
and fool, decomposed wait* natter, which eauaaa the** aiRietiona
Try it, if you aran't wall. Save
thia pVeetriptlori.'
If: He Doesn't "Quite.LikeJthe..Face,".
'...-'That Settle*"jit;
Some liberal minded people, -will admit" to you'that a'slight "preliminary j
training-is required before' a .serious/
attempt-is made to criticise music, but1
almost anybody with eyesi is 'willing' to j
enibark buoyantly on tho,job--of tear/
Ing ix'-pletrtre to pieces'. 'TlfJs'Wem's to
be" because, trie picture will stand without liitching." Morooverj "It will patiently submit to all the verbal harpoons
you find time nnd strength to throw,
nnd tho average friendly critic will
find sufficient'of both to make'even .i
reasonably good -pnlnting' look like a
cross between n fourteenth century St.
Sebastian nnd a hedgehog.
■ Music, on tho contrary, is both prolonged and evanescent, and by the
time ■ the composition is: finished and
the * applause- hns quieted down the
critic litis forgotten most of tho good
things ho intended to sny to its detriment.
Hut tho picture slays, Irritating you
liy its'mere pasidvo cmlurnnco 1o the
point whore nftor awhile yon fool that
If you don't sny rometlilNg to destrny
l!fi smug self complnconey It will go on
thinking thnUi'fi nil rlfrtit.
So llion you becln lo work over
It, nnd you Fay: "Yor-, T poo now. It
looked pretty good nt IIrati bill Hint
nnn In Iiopolowly liml, nnd I don't
fiv.ilo like llio fnee," Thero'fi nolhlng
(n l,o done If you don't "qulto like the
fnce;" tliero'R no rimuvcr to Hint propo*
Billon. It's n clincher, Ilemlirnndt
Mmiolf would hnvo willed nnd'would
probably hnvo given up trying to bo
nn "old master."- Kvorybody's.
(or the .farm, garden, .lawn or
"  conservatory.
Ixeliable,   approved   varieties
,('    .at,reasonable prices..   .
No windy agents to annoy- yon
!• Buy direct, and'get trees and
"',!'  .seeds: tliat GROW   ,'
Spraying material and"
..  Cut Flowers.'. ;
. Catalogue Free
HI.J^i Henry
'Greenhouse — 8010 Wpstmiristcr
:    Road, Vancouner, B.C.
yjlfil. Wriglesworth/D.D.S.
"     , DKisri'is-r .:'   ,  v
Office Hoursi-       8 soto 12 a. m. 1 to 5 p. m
n      6.S0 to 8 p.m. ''- ,     "V.
Office in A'ex. V. ck'sBiock
over Shim', Bakery.
FEENIE,        T
Insurance and Customs Broker
Crow's   Nest   Trading   Co.   Block,
:    .Ferhie," B.'' C.  ' t ,'."' \ i.
L.  P.   Eckstein
Barbibteb-at-Law, Solicitor
Kootn't 1 & 8, Henderson blook. Fernie, B, C,
it      V >„*  V._- ... . 	
5    J*^-%T*-  ** ,     -
Contractors and Builders
,   Plans; S-ptclficationa aad Bati-i
natas fnruiahed on application,
Pleaty  ol GOOD  DRY MJM,
R. A. KERR. . t
ArcKltect     aad' Snperintendeat.'   '
Office at Residence,
BAKER ST.. * FERNIE,  B.  0,
J. Barbor** l.d.s., d.d.s,,
L T. W   Block,  opposite the Bank
Offio* hour*—8 ».m, to 8 p.m.
' .    "I • ■
Latoe X •■ Fisher
Crow's   Nest    Trading   Co.    Block,
Fernie, B. C.
W, R. acss.K.C.
J. S. T. alkxahdeb
Ross & Alexander
. Oflice iu L. T. -V. Block, Victoria Avenue. '■
Henderson Block   Fernie
w. n. cAMniEu. •   '  j. WH.80.N graV
Plans  and  Estimates^on Application,'
'        „„''.,    '', yj
Residence ?6 Howlarft Ave. :  X
, J. Wilson'Cjray, Architbct     :"
'   ."'    Fernie-B. C.   '
meets in McDougall's Hall every '
,   alternate Thursday at 8 p;m. ■
A. Wykes, Pres.        Wm. D. Schoheld, 8«o.
Builder and Contractor.
Estimates cheerfully given and work
promptly executed to the satisfaction of our customers.
GREE    &    MOFFAT',
, Townsite  Auents^
Fernie,aod Hosmer
Fire, Life& Acci- a
dent Insurance
Plans and Estimates furnished.; ft
• Jobbing.   Sash and Doors.
Builder's Stairwork a Specialty
'   Satigfnctio.n gunrantccd.
P. 0. Box 133
Union labor
All work guaranteed
Victoria Ave.
Fernie, B. C.
The Word "Al«."
What could ho moro Kngllnh thnn
tho word nlo? It cnrrles tin hack to the
ImnquctH of our doml nneoHtorn In Will-
lialln, nnd Rome of Its compoumlH opoii
up„v|ptn» Into Hint old Knulnnrt which
l« font 'llRnptii'iirliip-, lipoomluir n talc
thnt Ib told, ohfloluto Itnolf, Such nrc
nlolnmh, u Invoni nlffn; nlo ennnor, "nn
ollloor nppnlnlod In ovory court lent
mid uworn lo look lo tho mrrIwi mill
j*ondnt!SB of hronil, nlo nnd hi'er," AIp-
crwt, llio namn of n kind of tnnsj' tinecl
(o flnvor iho rimtlc'R homo lirowcd, Inw
tl irnnil old KnullHh look. Yet II hrnrn
wltncNH to tho moiiRrol nnliiro of tin*
ipeot'h of this inmigrol imtlon, cont ho*
\\\\l front tho flrook kOHios, n nnvory
licrl) of npoclon unldontlflod. AU'itnv U
ouR«r or atntr nlo, used as vlnvuur.-
Cornhlll Miiffiixlno,
Wotllitnfnn «nrt  \Ws»..U^
Ilnlno, In (tponklnn of WolllnctonV
Kood luck nt „ Wittorloo, snya: "TIiIh
man linn iho hiul lortuno to moot with
Rood fortuno whon tho **rcntc«t man of
Hie world Ifl unfortunate. Wo hcio In
him Iho victory of Htuplrtlty over rtonltiR
\ rfttltf   Wf-lllnf.l-ft^   ♦^!,.r.»»,1.rt«l   «,.1.„.,
,». .-. ,,t I    .jt       ...       v   .    ... t^.t......       ,,..,.,
N'npoleou Itonnparlo wuh overwhelmed.
Wellington nnd Knpolcon! It In n won*
ilerful phonomenon thnt (ho , luininn
mind enn nt the name time think of
Imlh thoHO nniuoH."
Fit for a King
Tlio meats ilmt, you buy
Irom ufliiro IHl'oru kin if.
Wo Hell noMiln^ thnt Ih
not tho bobt, tintt In whv
wo havo eo many ploaec'd
cnstomerH. Let un de-
mnnstiito this fact by a
trial, Polite attention
and prompt sorvlco.
Calganj Cattle, Co.
FERNIE, 2314—Pres., I. T. Fuck-
ey; Pin, Sec, Thos. Biggs.
HOSMER, 2404—Pres., Wm. Taylor; Sec, Wm. N. Roid .
MICHEL, 2334-Pres,, Wm. Col-
grehoun; Sec, Charles Garner,
COLEMAN, 2G33—Pros., W. Hny-
soajrSec, Wm. Graham.
FRANK, 1263-Pres., Prod Allott;
Sec, Georgo Nichols.
LILLE,*. 1233—Pres., T. Evans;1
Sec, A. W, May.
BELLEVTJE, 431—Pres,, F. Lewis:
Soc, Pred Chappell.
HILLCREST, 1058-PreB., Robort
Livettj Vice-Pros,, J, Lagaoe;
Sec, Harry T. Cooper.
LUNDBRECK, 2278-Pres.    Hors*
chol Kayo; Sec, Geo Thos, Wright,
WOODPECKER, 2200-PreB., W.
R. Hughes; Soo., John Pletehor.
MORRINVILLE, 2378-Pres., C
H, Riohardao-a; Seo,, J, Mathe*
Soc, T. Entwistlc,
j. a, Ambrose :
Successor to J. W. H. Terry	
*■   .,   ',. '   ;-■-•■'-.  ,":>*>■•>;-'.'.*'■:-.',
Employment and
Real Estate Office
! 'i   .■*'•>...' A' ,'. I-' ,;' ' *
Will supply men for    !
all classes of work,
either by   the  day,
week or month."
CANMORE, 1387—Pros., W.
age; Sec, Jack Raymond.
Pisher; Sec,
1\ Dyson.
No Chr,cie«, '
"Do you thlnU liln liilrr<*«l In art will
over nmount to anything?"
"No," nilMwornil M!k« Ciiy^nne, "II*
In too well off t^ hw-onie nn nrtlut him-
•elf nnd not rich r-nough to txromc r
wnno!*Amir,"-WnMiln*:ton fitur.
The A. Macdonald Co
(Hcnd Oflice, Winnipeg)   "
Dritnrln'c—Vancouver, Nchnn, Fernie
Edinonton, Attn, h Kcnoni, Out,
PcrnJc, B. C.
Wholcsuli*  Grocerleit,   l'lour,   Feed ft
Camp Supplies*
Ledger for News
TABER, 102—Pr«s,, T. Boyle;
Sec, Wm. Murdoek,
LETHBRIDGE, 574-Pres. B. 0.
Hamilton; Sec, Charles Pea*
TABER, 1369—Pran,, Alf, Roberts; Sec, Robert Doodton,
OITY MINES, 2840, Edmonton-
Prec, T, James;,
8TRATH00NA, 2C48-Pr*f,, John
Saint; Bee, Jas. Poole.
Htrathcona—Preo., Jas. Chtrl*
er; Sec, Neil Mc Cormick,
BUSH MINEB, 26BB, Edmonton—
Pres,, Chas. L. Bryce; Seo,,
Presidents and naeretarien whose
names do not appear on this list
art* requested to forward them to
this office for insertion.
Continued inquiries reach nt (or
the foregoing information.
Bushmen*   Lumbermen
Women  for cleaning1,
washing or scrubbing
-Reasonable   Rates
wtalfioMH, without ouarMlutuo
Scieniific fbrnim.
iinniM-iioly Ulmiv»t«» wooklr. tmrmt vi*
ilatmn r,t any .olenunojournwl,,'I'orm*, br
,inwU v i,?p » yotr. poil*W prepaid.  Hold Iir
lo Consuriiptivos
Vlii underrtjwH ha?Ug bMS1 'rtx
•tort4 to health by tiiapki toeasi*
after. «uff«.'ltif .f» mvwiA ftvsa
with;* f#Tort;JoDB a-HeoH**, tl*
that dread -Hmom OONBUlt-PTIOtf,
la anztooi to naki known, to bin
fsltoT* •offerers ths m«roi« or onrti
To tfifwri wvtt rtuMr*' It. ha wMI
oheerfnlljr oand (frei or oh*rfe) «
oopy of ths preoorlptlon ai*4, wklakl
they will And* a bare for OONftVUK-*
OIUTIB and all throat and Ion*
MALADIES. Us hope* ail soffer»r»
will try thla Renady, a* H I* ln»*lB-
ahls. ThoM daairinf tni praaoilp*
tion, which will «oat tha nothlne>,
and may pr'ofa .a h\m\*§, WIU
pleas* addraoa  ..
Bmoklya, M. t*.
rrisiiaaa •B V«-* -!—*. ,--^ **fll-*
jgjynggTusp-gaa, y-»i3gi^ »• c,, j^^^mj^t, awH., unB.--:-
Is a cup of Delicious anil Refreshing
■■ Packed only in Scaled Lead Packages,to preserve its
'":;  .        -v) \ many - exceHent qualities     ,   „.'..-.,-„
Lead Packets Only " j-^&'il^W*;'- ; At all Grocers
By Capitalist Powers to Reduce
Natives of ^Colonies }to
**P «!5:lt*-S,JS'*-«.-»(N.mi**M*#B  ■  Mr-    u .       -,
Wage Slavery.
A^oorrespondent, in South Africa
■writes: $   ■
I -wan-j-'you to know how a successful   '^strike   among the Kaffirs
•was?. effected. Mr. .J, Hay.a, Ham-
mond said at   a , meeting 'jt_jb»
Coa£>lid$ed^ Gold*' Fields''Com*
„pany in^ondon.in 1899' that"u»V
der I'goo'll   government"—that   is,
such: go-flferaSient"as would"result
irom\  British' ''- conquest^—vthere
would hi"no 'difficulty in"gutting
iorty    thousand Kaffirs -to * work
the'mines, that with an abundance of,.laborers .there, would be no
difficulty' in cutting down wage's,
. and"by"'  this policy,'   the'   iaines^
'   would'effect    .a saying equivalent
to an* a'dditionar capital of £lt»9,-r
000. But.the man  did not'Jtnow,
the Kaffir.   The Kaffirs refused to
nave their     wages'cut from three'
'*,jhillings to' one   shilling a    dayf
They\simply, ,w*nt* hac* t0  *^eir'
homevkicked',up their,heels',  in
the    sun, "drank Kaffir beer and
waited till the white bosses came
'  to theifs'enMsv'-"-"'- -""•'"•, ■*'i,t..«
 ^Xhe-K**ffirs,havjs__this_ advantage;
are not.wholly,dependent.oa wag-,
•s ior their living, as they, have
reserves%f;aand and their Seattle.
The custom ia for theTKafflr father
to let his sons in. boyhood 'to the
Dutch farhiLers.* At the end pi each
year the boy .gets a, heifer, so by
tb.ef.time,. he ia a xnan, what wita
the natural increase he has a herd
of from a dosen to twenty, cattle,
for -which ho has: pasturage without paying any rent. After this he
may go to■ work- in the ,mines if
he pleases, and a very large number do so; but they can not be.
driven to compete • with- each other
for a chance to'- work, as the white
men do, because they at least do
noti face actual starvation when
notJenCployed^ ail In the case with
civilised proletarians.
The conditions'which, our correspondent - -describes prevail elss*
where,.in the Philipines, and other
countries where a capitalist power has invaded and conquered a
native people in the savage and
barbarous stage, but has not yet
completely expropriated them
from the soil. In all such colonies, South Africa included, we see
. the attempt of the , governmyent,
instigated by. the capitalists, to
deprive the natives of any ..way to
getting a living*—even according
to their simple tastes—except by
working' for wages on planations
or in mines or other establish-
montfl owned by the capitalists.
Various mothods are used to this
end; sometimes it is dono simply
by gradually taking away more
and more of thoir communal land
and transferring to white men as
private property; somotimos more
indirect mothods are used, such as
tho imposition of taxes--ostenibly
lovied for.the benefit of tho natives themselves*—which must be
paid in money, not in cattle t.nd
provisions which constitute the
sole possessions of the native*-;; in
order to got cash, thoy must go to
work fer' the white men part of
tho time; and gradually these' tax:
es aro increased till practically
tho whole surplufi timo of tho natives, above what is'required to
cultivate their garden patches
and tend thoir cattle (and this
can ho dono largely by the wo*
men) is required to earn just
enough wages to meet the exactions of the government, which
thus "kills two thirds with ono
stone," forcing tho natives to pro*
duco profit for the capitalists and
appropriating their earnings for
tho support of military and police'
forces to keep them in submission
r\nt\    *lf'*'ft   l\«»(    ft?    r-*t''>{n'l    nn.nnir.n
Doth these methods have been
used in South Africa, as well as in
other colonies; but, as the letter
quoted indicates, they have not
yet heen altogether successful tri
tronnlorming natives -into prole-,
tarinns. l-tecemt. dl*pnt***i#>a Ir-'lrnt*1
that the ruling powers are considering the advisability of getting
up another Zulu war lor the ^purpose of terrorising the blacks and
taking away more of their.land.
If the white workers ol South Af*.
riea, British and Boer alike, vu'n-
deratand their own ultimate in*
tereiti. they wM use all their pow.
-r to rheekjttiite any such criiuinal
attempt to pauperise the native*
and force them Into deadly com*
petition in the labor market—The
EaHiihtoni Feb. 19.—(Special to
the Ledger)—The past week in the
legislature has been;an interesting
one, and a week filled with events
of xinusual interest. „
.. To'sum .,the-..matter,iup briefly,
the eight-,hour....aw«.haB-..been put
through all its stages' except the
formality^ of a third reading and
.the ^governor's signature; and the
compensation - - act". , has become
tangled in a web of agitation
from which it may not emerge at
this'1 session.' (j »' {■-} i "£ ?■'
As ' -predicted, -heretofore, the
eight hour law went through its
second reading and ■ through the
committee of' the whole without a
hitch'*; tod without^ ana alteration.
To,, all .intents^. and„ purposes it is
now ,. as good as passed, as the
third reading and" the governor's
signature:are merely formality in
.wnich'-. there is _ never any variation. '     , -"->
The eight hour law, taking it.,
all around, is' satisfactory, and-
there is only one thing in connection with it about which there
could "be a kick. That is the date
on which it goes into force. As
passed, the act goes into force on
the 31st. day ot' March 1909, a
year from the-end of next month.
It- was hoped that it would be
possible, to get'the original'draft
of the bill' changed so that the act
would come into force in November, 1908, but there are times
.when ,. it is necessary to , concede
something. in order to get the
rest, !L'and^thisL was one' ,of the
times. 'Otherwise,^" the bill ia 0.
KJ, and Alberta is now in the
same class with. British Columbia
coal mines.   "'.
Eegarding the, compensation act,
the'outlook does not seem to be
by any means as favorable.
„Th* bill was brought in last
Friday by Attorney General Cross.
In moving the second' reading he
said the expected with regard to
the rights of workmen, and the
necessity for .'protecting.,their lives
and limbs, and rehersed in a gen-'
eral way the purposes of the act.
The attorney-general was seconded'by Simmonds of Lethbridge
who spoke along the same' lines,
and to the same effect. A. 'K. Mc-
Keriny, member for : Sturgeon,
followed with a commendation,
Everything was looking lovely
and the goose' hanging high, when
a cloud developed no larger than
a man's hand,
At the elose of the string of en-
logistic speeches from the government side of the house, Eobertson,
leader of the opposition arose and
commenced: to suggest amendments to the bill.
Now if there is any sure and
certain way to.not get what you
want it is to have the opposition
ask for it.
From the outset it was evident
that someone within the ranks of
labor had been posting Robertson, and he had not been, speaking' Ave minutes when a flro of
cross-cjfuestio'ning arose from the
government side brought out the
fact that the posting had not
been too well dono. For instance,
Robertson took oxcoption to the
fact that thoro was no compensation provided for industrial diseases, and when questioned it was
found that ho had no idea what
industrial disoasos wero. The
clduso is contained in the old
country act, the purpose, of course
being to provido compensation for
a man loaded in a mine, or posi-
onod in a copper smelter; something scarcely likely to occur in
Later it devoloped that the rife
in the legislative luto was being
furnishod by tho socialists,
Whon the Alberta division of tho
Dominion Trades Congress in convention at Calgary adopted the
socialist platform for political
purposes, John F, Leheney was
appointed organizer to spread the
propaganda. Securing credentials
from the Edmonton Trades and
Labor council, Lohonny, accompanied by Geo, Howell, of Calgary, nnd othora, prosontod them*
Holves before the government and,
bnokf.fl hy i\ Viii«i«h nf *•*«""clutter.*;
railroaded through by minor
labor bodies, presented a peremp*
torry.v demand for sixteen altera*
tiorjfl and amendments to the bill
as br< tight into the house, Lehe*
ney; a iwd the privilege to speak
on the .floor of thu hnuae in min-
port j of "the amendments, which
prlvilfWj 'ho was refused, but was
advlieff to' invito the members to
meet him at some other time, and
hear i-qofnclally what he had to
•ayj . v. ..* .       , ,< ,
In tl e" "meantime the operators
and Votlr friends have gathered
around) iand. are bringing all tbe
influent^ j dud pressure at their,
command to bear on the members
who   represent  eonstitueneiet    in
5bieh' there ii no labor vote, and
iey are making UtemtelvM felt.
Now the, government isr in somewhat of* a' quandary. On'one*-hand
they have the socialists' armed
with credentials as representatives^
of the labpr., interests of .Alberta
making, dejrnands Tyhich the ,'gqv-
ernment might under certain circumstances ' have felt constrained
to grant but demands which, coming'1 through the leader of the' opposition, • and hurled at the governments' head by the socialists in
the nature of a difi', they are not
likely to grant. On the other
hand they have practically i the
whole rural vote in the house
ready to throw the bill out on the
slightest pretext, and these rural
members are being held in line'
solely by the wright of the government and the personal influence
of the minister of public works,"
W. H. Cushing.
What the final outcome will be
is problematical. The bill, as
brought in, was open to objection
in several places, but the lobbyists appointed by. the mineworkers
had been working on the measure
and, would '■ have ■ gotten pretty
nearly .-all.the changes they asked
for-had not the .Edmonton and
Calgary delegates ""butted in." If
the'bill; now fails to go through
the,blame can be laid directly at
at-the feet of these1 delegates* and
there, is room for, more than a
suspicion that they are making a
"grand stand play" not'.'so much^
with the object of getting the con-;
pensation act that 4s : wanted- as
with., the idea of self advertis-
ment. ,.
The bill will come up again during' „the latter part -of this week
and. by Monday or Tuesday next
its fate will be known.   "   '
The" Miners of West Virginia ar«
the. poorest organized of all th<
States. °
The Pastors' "Union of Toledo}
Ohio, sent delegates to the Cen-
trar Labor body of that city, and
they" we're, seated^ so "the organization' '"is nowY'a! full-fledged labor
union. ' -   * •.    - ,*   ..
Tho printers were-the first craft
of any importance,to .extend-'their*
organisation, throughout   - the enl-L
tire*" country.' ,Tfie National." Typo r,
graphical -: *■ Union pwas established
ihi.1852.     In order to take in Can-)
ada-there- wa3-establishedf ia«188«|
the "tnternjational   Typographical
Union.' ■■ <■<•"':.--«' * ^    ■-
As a result of several experi-,
nients, the-1eight'-hour'/d'ayfwa8"'"in*'
troduccdibyiainumber of state establishments ' in France in 1901.
Upwards of 355,000,. workmen
wern'-aff ected by '-the • change":"' AcX
cdrdingt to'<-ah'. official 'resume* of
the- effect of the change, it appears
that. in. the , post and -telegraph
workshops", a. reduction- of- hour*
from^te/n 'to*;eight-^lab<>r by' the
day ■•' being 'substituted for piece
work—brought no decrease in-production, but that; an increased efficiency and' greater, economy resulted'     ■ ' <•■''	
■' 'i ■ « * •
K compilation    of trades.union
statistics in ■' the principal"countries of the world places the "number of members in good .standing
at 9,000,000 or 1,000,000, more
than - last year, Germany contributes a f gain of '400,000, which
outstrips. Great Britain and nearly overtakes the United States,
At this time the United States
and Canada have about 2,300,-
000 members, whereas last year
Germany had 2,215,000. The unions of Great Britain were credited with a membership of 1,888,*
000 list year. Five European
countries have more trades union
members than the stato of Now
York, but, Now York outranks
Russia, Hungary and Spain, an
well as the smaller countries,
Perhaps tho most eloqwont
speech Pro3idoht John Mitchell, of
tho United Mino Workers of Amor*
ica, evor made, was dolivored boforo tho national convention, whon
ho declined to accept a porsonal
gift of $2,700 tondorod him by the
minorii of Montana and Wyoming
as a tokon of thoir appreciation
of his efforts to make their conditions better. The draft will bo
sent to Mrs. Mitchell, and will bo
devoted to the education of thoir
children. John Mitchell will leave
tho presidency of his union with
a roeord absolutely perfect, and
ono which the great labor loadors
should do well to emulate. He
will retire trom ofllco as poor aH
whon ho entorod upon bin duties
yoars ago,
:goop nature.
It U a.Very Valuable Asset  In This
Vale of Tears.
Good nature is* one of-Hie" best assets a woman can have.- A-good-ua-*
turcd woman is always welcome, even
when sbe.is rather slow witted, audi,a
woman of the opposite class is to be
dreaded aDd shunned, because Whatever brightness she possesses is of the
personal and cutting kind. Many a
woman brilliant and entertaining is
feared quite us much as she Is. admired because even her closest friends
are not safe from her wit and satire.
Many a social engagement is broken
on accouiit of such women. Good nature, like other desirable attributes,
can be cultivated. One can be educated to accept littlo annoyances with
complacency; ,   '
The-victory over ono dlsagrceablo
thing gives strength to meet the next
two, and' when the philosophy that
teaches one_to remedy Ills when u remedy is possible and accept the Incurable' ones/'with fortitude and good nature Is 'learned life Is, comparatively"
smooth.,  '' ■-'■"       •'■'".     ,.••'     >
Do you sometimes wonder at the un-
accessary^, annoyance ,,human . beings
court? The woman who has been car-
"Vied beyond, her destination by ..the
carelessness "of u car conductor.gains
nothing*-by"'rebuking him! He may
not be rude enough1 to answer her, but'
he and the other passengers will find
visible amusement in her wrath, aud
she" loses In dignity and self respect
. Fault finding does no good, and the
Iwst disciplinarians,never. Indulge in
It. They find the. best remedy for mis:
takes others make for them and say
as little as possible on the matter.
The parents who say the least ore
the most respected.' Men are given to.
few-words, so fathers are regarded
with-respect and awe by'the average
child.     .-„   '  .     .' t:   ■ ■".    '      -:'.._
. Good - naturei thnt can.be .depended
upon at every turn is hardly a desirable attribute, but It is not sufficiently
common tb'bVa matter of great solicitude.'* Vow ot us ore tolerant of the
acts and'speech of others, its-tolerant'
us wejshould.be. .When we have'the-
abillty.to put ourselves In ..the place of
ihose,,who, annoy us we.can call up a*
supply'pf^ good'/n'ature "that will tido;
over any " feeling' of" annoyance 'and^
allow us to''■ di8ralss-' theJ'matter"asc
IrlThU. .-:-   r      '-■<< -'■'   H        ,,K(i:-r..:
...... .,';.;         '■;:;'■    C' -'.''.-•
Bottle./to   Hold   Drufla  .That ,CI«m
' WUh Lockaiwi Key. -".,
Tlio, other, day a man gave his baby
by: mistake'a deadly' poteon Instead'of
;lta taamMaM^mt^MiVBy^T^^Wmei'
got miiedj and a'father Jto -^ordeinnea
to llfelpng'.sgony of remorse; rd->   .' -.*
' "The.J^w has;done Its best.'to safe-;
ffuard; people in tbb respwt. All pol-
B^ns'lnust be oarefuhy' labeled"onder
.8eveWyTOnaltlea'!'to'''',the  seller.    We
have*, become quite hanktied to !tbe
presence'ef greweome skfalW and •bonea-
In oar^rnedicinetolMsit, bat somehow
those awful mistakes are painfollyfre-
'i]ueni , * '  ,
v':>Ko'w there seems a hope of better,
things^'at least'if a 'bbVelty" recently
shown at an'exhibition bf'cbemiflfcs'in
Eiiglandiihould be<»ih«'ef generil u-kJ
This, was nothing mor«i-'aor'l«fl than
a'bottle to, hold imlsons .that closes
with a lock nod,key.,
The Inventor asserts, and with seem*
ing| J-Hst'lco.'-'tHat 'su'ch a" bottio would'
practH*nl!y elfmluai-ytho danger or taking poison by mlshikoV*   : ."h>\ir, •>
Certainly it sounds feasible and when
put generally..on tbo market-should
prove n'lioon."to anxious mothers oyer
fearful lest prying 'small Angers re*'
inovo tbo corks from deadly drugs to
their own undoing.
Many a nurso as well would wolcome
n bottio that would put beyond tho
rnngo of possibility dire blunders,
It remains to be seen If this lnvcn-
ilon Is practical enough to pay, but
It or some Hlnillnr' sul'eguiird Is a crying need of the day,
C.   E.   LYONS
Auditor, Accouiitmit, General Ajrent
Life, Ac'cideht'and Employer's Liability insurjuico
Books opened,   closed,   audited, and accounts  kept-in the
• "'     ,    most up-to-date manner.
Office.   Burns'  Block.
Fernie, B." 0.
Saw  your   Cordwood *
I By. Power and
%•■■ '■;;>---■- ■■■'
save rrioriey
.- ,.,   -  j       'V., ',,'
|>   Cost of .operating
very trifling
I.'        '
..«•;    :   '.j
tCircular Saw  Frames      Stationary and Portable"?
r   Outfits, <|>
VVl'ClTE   US   Fuli   CATAI.oi;
f Driig'Saw' Machines
-y. „,i:.           u'.u...   ,:->■«•.   •-'
Sawl'titf' Outfits,
Canadian Fairbanks Co., Ltd.,
VancbVyer, <BVC.'[       " '" .1'
Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg,' Calgary.,
zt-r :■■ .v ■'-
Phone 12
"■ THE 'LADY;S>1<IEEDS are/here'in4
the'way 6f Drcjr's, Medicines,1 Perfume's,
•Powders and all Tbil'eTf eqfii8itefl:;'Every - j
-'.supply for theidressiiig table) bathr66hY
or boudoir. "Fancy Soaps and Sachets,'
r Gold Crparas,-Puff-Boxesrete.-^All kinds-'
rof Perfumery, Hair, l.yootb '• add-'Naii '
Brushes, Manicure'Seta snd Sponges.'
The quality of our goodii will satiefy the
most exacting-. , We get our supplies in
fresh every week, and. purchase only
the best qualities for all departments.
You will1 havef no^eauee to gDd fault I
with our price?.  .■ . .......
M. P.' McLean, Mfr.
liJiiloj' -i'w'.f''
"Por A6Y£i&l wiuUiii yo.it my
wife' "has bcon troubled -with' a
most, persistont and disagrooablo
cough, which invariably extended
ovor, a period | of several -weeks
and ..caused Mir many sleepless
nia;l.t*," -MtiU-i Viiil **v. U.a>ner,
editor of the Durley, Colo., Bulletin. , "Various remedies were tried
each year, with no beneficial re*
suits. In November last.the
cough again put in an appearance
and my wife, acting on the sug*
ffestion of a friend, purchased a
I bottle of Chamberlain's Cough
|,*flen>My. The'result was indeed
, marvelous. Aiter1 three doses ths
cotigh entirely disappeared and
has not manifested itself sines,"
This remsdy is for sals by all
To reduvo your (lesli incronBo your
, To develop a bust (jet on tho wrong
Bhle ol' tlio mn'rlii't,   „
To I'omovu fri'i'lilOH pry Ilium Boutly
out wllh ii nut pk'k. Should this full
try blasting.
Urllllnncy may ho linpurlud to tho
complexion by powilurljn* wllh dla*
inoiiil dust.
Hnir on tho llpn may hoiikMlinos l>o
nvoided by rci'iilrliiK tlio yoiiiiu man
to kIiiivo heforo.riillliiK. -,,
Nulls which do not yield rcndlly tn
tho innnlviiro mny Im driven In wllh n
For doruloplni* Iho unini nnil lumiity
of I he lln*-'i'ifi tkiIIiIii-.' In cipuil to piano
exnrclHPH, provlih'il police proiocllou lie
When 'Viw'wfi'i't" will not yield to
iiiiiKna*;o till them suiMenly with i*e*
ment nnd hiiiooiIi ovoi* tpileldy with a
rnlllliK hull' IIIII.V he nviililed hy wtep-
j'lii,'.' nlmhly nylilc whenever you wee It
ciiMiliit: your way.
Till' "ilvii'iiili"" Hull" mi iiiiipIi nfTiv'f'.
led l-yisnmu. mny ho eneourflRed hy sit.
i tliiuj up line o' night*.
■ »—....■■—     -.
Cinnimcn Cakes,
Cream nnedmlf n cupful of hulter,
nihl one ciipful of smrnv urmlunlly, one-
i,^.    ...i   .    ,,»    ,,       ,,,    ,,,
ono ami on-vfonrili rupfi»ln of flour
sifted wllh two and one-half te-inpooti'
fulH or hnkhiff powder. iw»(i>i*«n lienl-
cn nepnrntoly nnd one t«blc!i|»ooiiful of
clnnumon. rinkr* In jienl*'pnnn,
Remevsl of Wart*.
To remove a wart, damp It and rnb.
with a pl*»en of eo^moti «odn(i !>o thl».
threo or four times s diy for'a mooth,
and the wirt.wtii drop ot, Uavtag m
'tsjajrk m ths afia.  > -
w^mm^  ^m   •*-»—   —*-**t«h^    m***m* 1 -   J* •a*t#«*-«-»i
Prided brZ«m*Buk
Mr^. Ge.rfe l;.,^ Stoiaor
St.iTaiontornys'Y'V' FsVl years'
I suffered torture from bHa4 itsaist
plleer During that tints I bslisvS
. il*6it«Te'ijrthinfein'the llnt'oToibt-
menti snd ulvti wu uied,' bnt is wis.
The very tint
Application of
Zam-Buk cive
me relief from
that terrible
itching, and •
little penever-
nnce with the
bairn brought
r.liout a coro<
plete cure. I
nave not been
t r o u h I e d
again and it it
now over six
month> since
Ziim-DuU wai
iikciI, If this statement can be used
for the benefit of other tnrTerers from this
trouble, you nre itt liberty tn publish It."
Is especially recommended for all kinds
of skin diieaio, ecsema, had legs, piles,
ulcers, boil*, chapp'.'il
hands, barbers' rath,
festering sores, pais-
imi-d wound., cuts,
hruitaM, burns, sprains
do. Of all lirujjui'li
and slures, v>c, box
or from tli« ^.ain-Iluk
Co., Tnrnnin, post-
p-iiil,   3 boxes $I,JS,
Aunipltl) ,«wlil
l-t iimIIoI yuu
in* if you tin
nut llui coiijmmi
■nil if ml ii with
in, -finiiip lu III!
Z.iiii . lluV Co,,
I'liiontu,    i.K,*i
WINE   CO.  Ltd.
Wholesale Dealers and Direct
. Importers of
OLD TOM ,■■•■■>
Solo jNgontri in KiiKt Konrennv for
Fernie Lumber
;!•        Co., Ltd.
:'i ALEX. MiDOUGALl, Pres. & Gen. Msr. ;g
Munufncturors of nnd
Dealers in
y Houirli & Di'cuci] Lumber
j^..   Dimension & Ilrirtfi-o Tlmbor ^' .
•|'        I'lllnjr,  Mottlillnir, Lailm, •*
The average dally population of
the penitentiaries! of Canada dur*
inf£ the fiscal year 1000-7 was 1,.
-{.St*! vuM.i.mvu, Vt.CL 1,'WV iu. CLv,
previour'year. The slight increase
is attributed by tbe Inspeotor of
Penitentiaries to the growing population 'of ths .country. Tbsrs
we're .167-paroles and 20 pardons
during ths last fiscal year. About
17 -£*r-eeVit of.-the prisonsrs wars
absolutely Illiterate, and not more
than 10 par eent. had the advantage'of e good common school eel*
ueation. it is stated that youths
-undsr 80 years of af* senstltnU
11 par cent, of ths prisoners.**-
Labour Oaastts,
X Shingles and  Tics, v
r V
...,, '•""**"•*»"■ ,,■   A
l ' > •  V
V'?-  «"•       - .«• ; •'■•'   * *
V ♦>
t All Orders Prornptly' Attended +      '
t~ ; ■>■
V Tel. 3 r«rnle, ia. C."
;    -.ill     .n   «-;«*.<nj   ti,|ii   (io.j..   j,Ii..■'■
A forsman, If he's -got a • eon*
seisnes, and delights'in his work,
will do* his bttsiness as well as if
he " vsrt a partner. X voulda't
give a penny for a man as ud
drlvs a nail In slaek beeause he
didn't». gat. tafcra pay far it—
OM'igs Blot im "Adam Bads." :*£
®& TSibteiti £cb$ev
$1 a Year in Advance
leased every Saturday  from  the Office oi
i Publication. Todd Blook, Viotoria Ave.,
fernie, British Columbia.
ii •»*■—
AH changes of nds. must be In as follows I—
Pages S and5,2p.m. Tuesday;pwjeBsand4,
If. rn. Thursday, and pagoti, i p.m Friaay.
We will be unable Co insure change unless
Sals rule is complied with.
. Legal" advertising 12 cents per nonpftriel
line first insertion ,8 cents per line eiicn sul^e-
•juent insertion.
" Bates for contract advertising on application at oflioe of publication, Todd Block.
Address all communications to the Man-
■*cer, District Ledger.
vnsymx -jEew^^ipysx. '-^^i^m^^^^mm.;,^m;:-:
SATURDAY,   FEB.,  29,
We must' ask our readers iadul-
gtmee for this and next week's is*
jaae, as we are moving "to our -new
"location    (the old offices ot>   the
Coal    Company,      in     tho rear
of    our    present    site)    and al*
so    installing  , our new     pliant.
When we    get   the new plant and
machinery we will.make up for the
slackness    of news these two    issues.   Our   new plant will enable
us to turn out a really first class
paper, and as soon as new paper
stock arrives we will increase the
size of the Ledger.     We are rearranging our staff somewhat,   and
getting some new help, by which
we will be enabled to cater to the
public-    wants more than heretofore.   While the paper will,be.improved from time to time, we are
going     to  cater    more than previously for all classes of 'job and
book printing.   .'-We are' installing
a very-.mpdern, job. plant,;and can
demonstrate-  our' ^'ability to outclass I any -.job  printing - establishment^}; this-.' si'de.:,-'of Winnipeg.    We
want ybur-hearty coop'oration   in
our effoJrts,u-and'a;~trial,. order' (if
you are,not,now one" of our cus-v
tomers) ; whieh     we are sure.niil'
bringSy"i*u-'resul'ts,;as well as.j-iiak-
We have *'a: lotV^of .specialties, to
offer in the job, line which-it will
pay yousto coifne 'oyer .and see.  .
have sought to accomplish anything, he finds-that'"' the" taking
up ot any active work for Socialism without first consulting a
of denunciation upon the head of;
the one who displays such pexi<ici-
small coterie is to open the vials
cous activites,—ho is apt to register a vow never again to eiitcr a
Socialist organization,   v
"If, on the other hand, the
new member finds comradeship,
co-operations, and energetic association for Socialist work, then
he becomes an active member
from the start. He came into the
Socialist party because he wishes
to work for Socialism, and if that,
wish is gratified ht will remain
and grow more effective every
The Socialist party of Canada
will do well to reflect over the
above. There never has been in
the history of working ' class
struggles in Canada such an opportunity of establishing the solidarity of the Socialist movement
as exists at present,—especially in
the West.     We do not believe in
bull-doting      or     sledge-hammer
tactics. We believe in.appealing to ■ .. - -       --«-■-.   -
the  common sense' and reason  of   wi*bout it than to go after it
The Coal commission of last
year, in considering the-matter of
compensation for injuries, suggested "the trial of accident 'or"
negligence cases by, a special commission, appointed in,such a way.
as your government may see fit,
whose duty it will be to hear and
determine finally all such cases as
may be brought to their attention without appeal."
The text of this brief discourse
will be found .in the, words "finally" and without appeal." What
is wanted in compensation legislation is to have all the trimmings clipped off,—all the notices',
cross notices, side examinations
and appeals which money can
provide and which penury cannot
afford. Compensation for injuries
is like insurance money,—-when it
is needed it is needed badly, not
in the form of a lawsuit handed
down from generation to generation, like a Sheffield teapot, but
in real cash to pay the doctor's
bill. There were *■' seventy-eight
people injured in the mines of
Alberta last year and not one
of them secured compensation.
Why?      It    was,,, chea-per.  to do
have mail carried past its destin- ;$$-^$$*''**$t^^
ation .because of the small0staff
distributing in the mail cars.' If"
the staff were sufficient it would
not- be necessary for the Calgary
mail from Lethbridge to be sent
round to Medicine Hat as at present, .The postmaster general
should make a careful study of
the mail, service in the west 'and
provide the money to improve" it.
The million dollar surplus is of
small interest to the people, in
, this part' of the Dominion unless
it provides a means of ah improved service.—Lethbridge . Herald.   '     '.' ,
the working classes. Let us place
the fundamental truths of the So-.
cialist philosophy clearly before
the people,—cease the eternal bickering of petty mean souls; • attack
the system of Capitalism—rather
than persons. We do not require
leaders, what we want is teachers,
if we learn to love the proletarian
we shall never rest'1 until we shall'
have freed the human family from
the "greatest slavery that has ever
existed.—"WAGE  SLAVERY."
.••'<>     , ' ■   -     ■ ,    ■;  .   ■■;.   -      ;
From the information so far
^"yj^ble ;it does not appear that'
the new Compensation: act. for* in-*'
jured workmen introduced by, the
Attorney .General wiiY interfere \o
'any great extent with.the sleep!of
the., ^employers. .It.may embody
some  improvements, on . the, tpre-
Make the Compensation, act simple and cut out appeals.  -.--■
. We "-received;'another nice batch
of new subscribers from Bankhead,
,sent by w/h. Dunlap. This is
what we should' get from every
local, in the District.. We are taking .special pains to provide the
District with the latest and best
news affecting-your cause, and;in
return should, receive your patronage. We are giving a special
commission for new subscribers,
and one that.will .repay your
time, so write us for subscription
cards and rustle new subscribers
in your dist' , ,. ,,*- our repre.
sentatives will call on you shortly
but do not wait for liim. Write
today, the price has'been reduced
to ?1.00 for a limited time. "
Tho Internationa1 Socialist Re*
view of January spiking of tho
Socialist party says: ."This year
is also a year of Presidential election, This election will be a ttme
of trial for the Socialist, movement of tho United States. If the
Socialist p/irty can put aside the
cheap jealousies, the contemptible
struggles for leadership, the exaggerated demagogism which has
led to the election of those whose
prattle of proletarian phrasos are
most glib, if it can make the Socialist movement a part of tho
whole great battle of the working
class, then it will have shown itself equal to the historical mis*
sion that it was created to ful*
"That there is something weak
about the party we have worked
so hard to build up can hardly be
"Today there is more than ten
times the interest in and know*
lodge of Socialism than existed
four years ago."
"*«t ti* ttocialist party oeeup*
-■** but * MUe larger space la the
political world than it occupied at
the last election."
"Im' some of the larger citiaa,
nora'ii«w nt*m)t*r« tiflve "be***; f*~v.
«■ in. each year for several years
than have ever barm in good
standing upon the books of the
Party, and that ths larger portion
of ths now converts earns to but
•bo meeting and than go away
disgusted or discouraged. Ii th*
new members hoar nothing discussed bat routine business, save
a general wrangle and denunciation of such.of tbe Socialists   as
Tent_a*t"bu't_:iOoes..not reach .th?
kernel', of the. problem j .whic'lvVs^to'
enable an injured .workman-to obtain . compensation, if he should
have it; promptly and at "small
expense. ■' .,.-•■•■ '•    r;.h. -'•"""'V:.
The trouble'with, arbitration Js
that most arbitrations require'-a
law-suit afterwards. They are
merely a cocktail before dinner
and the lawyers eat the,dinner. If
an. injured workman" chooses ar-''
bitration instead of going to law
at once, he-merely transfers his
chance of success. from ;zero to [ a
minus factor. "In.either case the
employer will take him, as near
the foot of the'throne as King
Edward , will . let him go before
paying him any damages; ;and. by
that time.'the..,workman's ,. cook-
stove has followed- • his kitchen'
furniture out: of the window $n an
effort to keep even with the costs.
If the mail service throughout
the west is as inadequate and
unsatisfactory as it is along the
Crow's Nest line, the post-master-
general can easily find a way to
dispose of a good portion of the
million dollars' surplus he announces this year. As it is at
present, "there is no certainty of
receiving mail. If the train on the
main line is over four hours late,
the Crow" train,* leaves without
getting ' the"mail, which is held
over a , whole day w thout being
forwarded. It would be expensive, no doubt, to make arrangements iorj: satisfactory ^ regular
mail service but when it,, is. considered-, that all the  district* from
the ^outlay* would'>e"-;justified. In
this district there are iriany large
towns'and a ,greater. population
per mile than; in any other portion- '.of- the'west. - The mining,
lumbering, and manufacturing interests'' along' the line are very
great' and such a nature that a
satisfactory mail service is 1 -ibso-!'.
lutely ..-.necessary. Tophave\;delays
of, a whole day or even three or.
four days as hasbeemthe case,' is*
a serioiis ' inconvenience, \oV loss.•'
An arrangement by which'hxajil''
would".; .be" carried on 'all; local
trains, would'.help a great' deal.-
It ' would mean increased subsidies to the railways and the employment of more mail'clerks. But
tho expenditure would be small
indeed compared with, the benefits
resulting.. As.it is the number of
mail clerks should be increased, it
being no uncommon occurrence to
Things political have been happening in Alberta during the last
few days, of which only about a
dozen of the inhabitants have been
aware,     and   some   of those are
hazy on-the present situation   in
politics.     In brief the recent   developments     are    that' the. great
Liberal government is up in the
air and- that,two new parties have
materialized " in     this     province.
From     now  oh the Labor Party
and the Socialist party have to be
reckoned with and it is the; socialist that has put the present government up in a balloon.
%     "Up in a balloon, Cush,
"Up in a balloon,
"All among the little stars,
"Sailing round th© moon.
Even'     the cabinet   is trying to
figure how     it happened and the
guiless  unspohisticated legislators
that Premier Rutherford and   his
merry men gad and lead down the
political   sleigh  road   are  tangled
in their harness and ready to bolt
through the barb wire.  A prairie
stampede    is     threatened „ in  the
rankte  of  the party  and > the machine, is afraid it will be ditched
by the hitherto docile though unwieldy, team. .The,team does <not
krno-*' -what •'   is 'the matter."-' ' .it'
knows/less    - than" the . gentlemen
whf/ ,'gad ' and lead' it,-but it is
restive . under. an. influence that^it.
If so ha to you checked up
your Fire Insurance Policies
to see if you are fully pro-
tectedl Will be pleased to
write your risk.
do-Vs not.understand.
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-. And the- whole reason is, this.
Socialism has spread like the bubonic plague .on the "Pacific, coast
and theVancouver virus . has infected ,, the'-. \ peaceful pastures  of
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P.  J.   WATSON 1
Real  Estate and Insurance Broker
/Arriving in;Alberta a few short
wceks^ ago with a soap box "under
his arm and the. .necessary - street
corner in-his prophetic-vision Com-
tade -J-. F.' Leheney, 'of the Vancouver ,. Socialist .local, chosen
,watch dog of the great' Comrade
:Hawthomwaite, Socialist t leader
in "British Columbia, "has earned
the congratulations of the coast
revolutionists by scaring the great
Liberal'party here out of several
years' growth.       .
A,brief review of Comrade Lei
heney's career in this province is
here   tnecessary. „ Introduced     by
(Continued on page eight.)
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;. at the Methodiat* church' on Sun-
' day at 4 p.m., on "Local Option"
,(for B. 0. „
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aalf raepbnsible for opinions ex*
preascd by correspondents.
lo the Editor District Ledger.	
Dear, Sir,  ..•'■'■
\ Thanking you for past fa-fours,
•would ( you, kindly allow.me a
further space " in your valuable
columns.concerning "the Signs of
the times'," relative to prophecy
and its fulfillment. I make a pro-
clamation before the Almighty
God . and His holy, angels to all
kings and peoples and nations of
the fearth, Thus saith the Lord
God whetner you will hear.,or
. whether you will forbear.' That
His Royal Highness; King''Edward
■ the VII of England and Emperor
of>India shall be: the last of his
line, ;and that the Holy Scriptures .-are about to be fulfilled' in the
,49th;'chapter- of Genesis the'first
verse ''reads ^''tlius^;'' *'<And * Jacob'
caUed-'-his f:so^
' yourselves--Aj>ge^her^that-JUma.y.
*ell-,yo*-L.,'.that.- which, ..shall., befall
you in the last Mays" or latter
days. To"Judah he ,'sajfs.. ;'The
sceptre!, shall not |'depart^ \ front
Judah nor a law giver from his
feet until Shiloh come, and unto
him shall the gathering of the
the loins'of Joseph" "as mentioned
in the 24th.-verse which forms
part of Joseph's blessing. From
hence is the stone, .the shepherd or
king of Israel, fulfilling the scripture again of a prophecy by
Ezekiel, the 21st, chapter and
25th .verse which,runs,, "And..thou
profane wicked Prince of Israel or
England" -for ;her sxibject mainly
compose the . twelve tribes of
Israel-except;Judah wb»have kept
a separate tribe, who shall be added when the divinely appointed
monarch takes.tho throne..and the
two separate sticks Israel and
Judah .shall. become one in his
hand, as spoken of in the 37th
chapter of the .prophecy of Ezekiel
"and thou profane wicked Prince
of Israel whose day is come when
iniquity shall have an end" 26th
verse, "ThuB saith tho Lord Gpd,
remove the diamond and take off
the crown,  this shall not be tho
. same, exalt him that is low, and
abase him that is high" 27th
verse "and I will overturn It and
it shall be no more until ho come
whose right it is and I will give
it him."
He is mado mention sf again in
the 44th chapter of Isaiah, and'
the 45th chapter of Isaiah in the
former chapter. You will find him
mentioned in the 88th vem here
spoken of as Cyrus "That saith
of Cyrus, he is my shepherd, and
shall perform all my pleasure;
even saying to Jerusalem, thou
ahalt be built; and'the temple,
thy foundation shall be laid." Al*
ao in the following chapter, 1st,
verae "Thus saltb tbe Lord to his
annointed, to Cyrua, whose right
hand I have holdtn, to subdue
nationa before .him; and I will
loon ,the loin* of kings, to open
before him tba two fat«; of law,
and gospel, and, the gatea shall
not Ym Miuti" Onrl vera* "X will'
ro before the* and make the
crooked platan straight; I will
braak iu plaaas !tfc* -gattti >o! Iras*;'
aad cut in .rand-tr tbe bars of
irea." Agate **•*• pro-pfcat rnaket
wi*»»*lfii->» *1 ti-Sw In t\\» VlfOlh war***
"I hate vaiaad him -up ia right*
eo-acaaaa aad Z will dlraci all bfa
, wayaj ha shall build my aity, aad
he ahall let go my captive*, not
fer price nor reward, aaith *> the
Lord of Boats."
The Lord doath nothing, hut he
ri»v#*i1*»th to htn «#r*/<intii the prophets to mike known unto tbe
people    what ahall com* to pass
concerning--bis people Israel,, the
'gathering:' o-Tthe large •stones" that
would impede • his enthronement
has been removed ready for the
people's king to step into the
-And he shall" be a saviour and
a great one, and he shall deliver
the people., Then the people shall
say, "Lo this is our God we have
waited long and he will save us"
Christ said to. the; Jews who rejected, him' "Behold your house
shall be left unto you desolate
until ye shall say. blessed is He
that cometh in the name of the
Lord." Refering to David their,
long-looked for king.
' ' '" THE   COMING.' MAN.     '
Ah! not  for the great departed",
Who  formed   our  country's   laws*
And not for the bravest hearted
Who died.for freedoms cause;       '
And not for some living hero
To whom oil bow the knee,   '
My muse would raise her song of
praise ,'■•-'
But for the man to be.
!r?6r out of'the strife^ which woman
Is passing through today
A man that is more than human,
Will yet be born 'l say;
A m&n ia whose"pure epirit    .,
No dress of self will lurk,
A men who is strong to cope with
-,   wrotog- ■ / ,   '-;;•:
A 'jnan who is proud to work.
A '-mirth With hope undaunted, ■;
•A, n\an with - God like power ,'
Shall    come  '. when ' he ,'mbst    is
wanted  '■"
Shall.come; at,the needed hour.
there are those who.do not hesitate to stretch or heyei break, the
law, in their eagerness to promote
the interests of those who are in
a position to assist them in securing wealth, power or notoriety.
All men are more or less influenced by their associations. Judges
are like other men, they are moved by the same feelings, prejudices
or passions that influence ordinary citizens. Their associates are
men of wealth and their social
circle is one that, few working men
enter. Their discussions; of economical and industrial questions
are almost invariably with the
rich and affluent who view the
whole field of human effort from'
the standpoint of an employer.
Judges!would be more than human ir they did not gradually,
even though unconsciously, become
tainted with the1 ideas of some of
■ «      * . r 1     »
ty of other citizens receives, cannot be "denied, but when an injunction is issued restraining the
members of the union from in any
manner interfering with an employee, it carries with it the assumption on the part of th© court
that, the employer seeking the ,order: has a property interest in" his
employees, an assumption' absolutely, contrary to the letter of our
constitution rand the spirit of our
The only objects attained by
their.issue is to embarrass, the
wage-workers in their efforts to secure higher wages and better conditions of employment and to take
out of the hands, of a jury ' the
right to hear and determine the
facts in any case of violation, or
'alleged violation, of law.
The trade-unionists of our coun-
4. ,.    . , try never have, and do not now,
the employang class which are so, ask for any immunity from the
widely at variance with the stand-' requirements of the law. We are
ards of right and equity revered
and urge„ that:every official and
member of but"'or-ganixation-write
personal letters.* to congressmen
and senators ■ urging the passage
of this bill immediately.-
We recommend that the United
Mine Workers of America co-operate with any and all other organizations    that    may desire to co
operate ■' with ,us in securing   the   ,feel tnat m? '
Dassace of thifi"-mP»cn«   «„., ,..„    less-  One, day a friend asked me
fcii r****^. *-* AJ*\.w~.,. .....  .,-..,^    .„  .
three - years - .ago ..while living ■■. in
Hamilton,-"my.hearth began to "decline. The , first symptom* were
headaches and general ' weakness!.
After a time the trouble increased.
so rapidly that I was unable ta
attend to my household duties. L
lost flesh, looked bloodless and
had "frequent fainting fits. I was-
constantly doctoring,'but without any benefit,, and I began to*
feel that my condition was hopeT
He shall silence the dim and claml
o ■ .....
our- ' ■ -..■ -■ •   -',- ■ .-'■'.' '
Of clam disputing clan
And toils  long   fight     with   purse,
proud might	
Shall triumph  through  this  man.
I know-' He is comingj' coming,  "
To help to guide-to save,
Though I hear no martial- drumming,,    *    " .'..':',
And see no flags that wave,      t '.
But the great soul—-travail of
woman^ ^     "" '*• r
And'■ the' '""''bold'"free"' thought"' uii"-'
....-fariwi -.:..:.. ■■ -  ; ',
■ 4.it. '„ ...«.'
Are., heralds, t.o,,say-He is...on,.the,
Tbe coming man ."Of the .world:' '
' ;" v 7-     ".' )'■"? Jr.  k        -":■".?    .,
Mourn not' for variished"'ages," -1 "
With their great heroic men,
Who' dwell in history's pages,
And;hVe.,iat).the,,poets.pe'n-,-., -.,,-,
For .thei>.'.;,'grandest,',times,.arev,before us,
And the world . is' yet to see
The noblest work of this old earth
In the men that are,to be.
A voice, crying in the wilderness,
. ''A MINKR."
Eepbrt of Special Committee on
We, your committee on government by injunction, after a thorough' investigation' of the -subject
beg loave to submit the following
for your careful consideration:
Thore is no one right for which
the English speaking world liave
contended with greater zeal than
that of ti-ial by jury in all cases
where, alleged violations • of tho
law have taken place and the l'.fe,
liberty or property of any citizon
hos been involved.
The peace of Wedmore, concluded between Alfred the Great and
Guthram the Dane, in the year
878 A.D., provides that "If a
King's thane be charged with kill-
ing' a man. if he dares to clear
himself, let him do it before twelve
King's thanes." The Magna
Charta of Great Britain, wrested
from King John because of the
arbitrary methods of his Judicial
agents, declared that "No free.
man Ahall be taken, or imprisoned
or disseised, or outlawed,,or banished, or in any way destroyed,
nor will we paaa upon him, nor
will we send upon him, unless by
the judgment of his peers." The
Dtclaration of Independence givea
as on* ot the eauaaa of the separation from the mother country
"For depriving us in many eases
of thi benefit   of trial by   jury,''
Aw".     UlutMlllMVil       v.    L»«      ui..U«i
StoTMi and of t.bc rrvfirol rta-i-M*
guarantees the right. Kany ware
bat* bawn waged, lnaumarabl*
lawi h»T* baas passed, Judges
bean Impeached and deposed in
oidti io (biuAiaui tin* *aau%u
right which haa long been racogai*
iaed ris oaa of.tha principal pillara
la thi structure of human liberty.
Tbli eoora* has batn mad* naeea*
aary baeaoat asperianea haa d**
monstrated that . judges are hu*
man aad prone to human arrors,
and while many oi thrm hear and
determine auch eai*a a* come bei*
for* ihnn with eonsrirationr. ear*,
by millions of those who ,toil.
With a knowledge of these facts
wage workers would be false to
themselves, their, families and re*'
publican0 institutions if they, failed
to- protest, with all the vigor
and power they possessed, against
any system of jurisprudence 'that
can deprive a citizen of his. liberty
or property without the facts in
his" case having first been determined by a jury of his peers.
The broad scope that has recently been given, to. injunctions in
labor disputes places an unlimited power in the hands of one man
and it-"makes no. difference whether
you call that .man a czar or a
judge the "result is the same; If
he has . the right (to • restrain a
thousand men, the same right apply to a million. If he can by
law restrain a portion of the people, he can by the same laW re-,
strain the remainder and '■ thus
make himself a dictator. Those
.who hayej.npt felt\;the heavy! hand
•of this despotic system' may feel
secure in the enjoyment of;>"life,
liberty, .a.ndVthe^:p*ar'suii;; of ■ happiness," ' but it. is a false  seciirity.
TEe power that can break the'eon-
'stitutio'ia.'. •. U>,; crush the employee's
of (a- eoal .king 1 or ' a.railroad
'.magnate—^ 'that can restrain :::the
competitors of a trust .syndicate---
can destroy the business' and curtail ,;'.the, liberties' .. of .any icitijjen
whenever it, suits the purpose of
that -power "• to do '?sb'.'';'' "*-"•'      ', ■"'
: Injunctions, are not -modern innovation in the jurisprudence of
the world,' although their use'in
labor disputes is of very recunt introduction, " They can'b'e traced
into the remote past, and have
been -handed'down t»; us from the
days of absolute despotism, when
the' monarch," combining in'bis
own person the legislative,.judicial
and, executive branches of government, -issued" his" edict, personally
or through bis judicial agents restraining persons from' doing those
things which were obnoxious * to
In the early English practice,
from which our system was deriv-
ed, the court in chancery had the
sole privilege of issuing injunctions, but it was only exercised in
those cases whore tho property of
the plaintiff was threatened with
damage for which the statute or
common law provided no adequate remedy. Upon this claim of
the English courts our state and
federal judiciaries base their power to issue injunctions.
Injunctions in labor disputes are
usually granted against violent or
unlawful acts, for which the state
or common law provides ample
remedy, and is a clear violation
of the rijfht of trial by jury, They
go far beyond the point of protecting the property interests of
the plaintiff, and deny to the
members of tbe trade union that
been restrained, their constitutional right ef public assemblage.
They prevent ur from going upon
our own property, to hold meet*
togs, because it may happen to be
near to, or within sight of, the
property of our employers, al*
though it would be difficult to
imagine how it would ba possible
for us to own property that    la
now and ever have been defenders
of law and order. We ask no spec-
ial privileges at the hands of our
government. Wc seek only to secure for ourselves the same ri-ghts
that are accorded to other citizens
of our land, and We will not cease
this agitation while the power remains in the hands of any one
person, be he judge or layman, to
issue, an injunction revoking our
ccfnstitutdonfc.1 right's- to publicly,
assembly and freely discuss our
grievances, and to deprive us of
our liberty or property without
the fact of our guilt-having first
been determined by the jury of our
peers. ' "
If the. liberties of-the American
people' are to' be maintained, if we
are to perpetuate'a'"Government
of the people, for the people and
by the people," if we would prevent a moneyed oligarchy from
usurping the rights of the republic, the power to issue and enforce
injunctions in labor disputes must'
be'taken from the courts. Persons
must,' be punished if or the crimes
they.' liave. committed when a jury
of their peers has determined their
they^. be' deprived'" of liberty"or
property, through./the judgment,
malignity, self-interests or caprice
of any. one'.man. ; ..-. . ■   -
'If we-"desire relief from' this con:'
dition that has grown upon us we.
must act in concert. Wc must first
understand our .needs and then'
put into, effect the. necessary t, machinery ''• to "get relief. We "Have
nearly one-half million voters directly engaged in mining in the
United States, who are distributed throughout the country in
such proportions that we may determine the , composition, of congress, tmd when we remember this
fact, we realize that,if we do not
secure remedial legislation the
fault is our own. If we expect to
secure relief, every! laboring man
must in congre**-..''- >. to know
where they stand with reference to
tho growing evil of governmont by
The American Federation of
Labor has endorsed tho Pearce bill
intending to remedy this wrong.
No measure can bo more important than one necessary to protect
tho rights and liberties of tho pco-'
pie. Wo, therefore, recommend
the endorsement of the Pearce bill
without.amendments of any kind
passage of this measure, and we,
therefore, recommend that the international officials be instructed
to communicate with every national and international trade-organization - urging them to take
similar action. .
Respectfully submitted,
T. L;.Lewis,—Chairman.
W.  El .Wilson,—Secretary.
John, P.' White,
Johh'H.  Walker,
(at be Savd Fn* a We if Misery by Dr.
'.,,    rrffe-K' Pith Pitts
Women . are.called the "weaker
sex," and yet' nature calls upon
them to bear far more pain than
men. With too many women it is
one long martyrdom from the
time they are budding into womanhood, until-age begins to set
its mark upon them. They are no
sooner over, one period of pain
and distress than another looms
up only a few days ahead of them;
No ■■ wonder so many woman become worn out and old looking
before their -time.
In these times of trial Dr. Williams'. Pink Pills are worth their
weight in gold to women. They
actually make new, rich ,blood%
and on- the richness and regularity of the blood the health of every
girl  and' every woman depends.
' Mrs. Urbane C,Webber, Welland
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strength to, Dr.    Williams'    Pink
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why I did not try Dr. .Williams'
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cases in which she knew„of the
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their use. After some urging I decided to try the :' pills, and had'
only used them" a few weeks when
I began to feel benefitted, and
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I had used about a dozen boxes of'
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blessing of good health. I cannot too strongly urge other discouraged,, sufferers to give * Dr
Williams' Pink Pills a fair trial."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills will,
cure all troubles due to poor,
watery blood, such as anaemia,
general , weakness, indigestion,
neuralgia, skin troubles,. rheumatism, the after effects of, la grippe,
and such nervous troubles as St.
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bold by all medicine.deaiers or by
mail at 50 cents ,a box or six
boxes for |2.50 from Th* Dr. Wil-
Hams' Medicine Co., Brockvill*.
Ont. '
, Report of election in Sub. Dist.
No. 2 U. M. W. of A.
■1 We the undersigned committee'
appointed' to count the ballots,
cast in.the recent election in Sub.
Dist.   No.   2  reports  as follows:—
"Edgar  Johnson,   52.
-.Hechel Kaye, 38.
Frank Lewis,  54.
Alex. McLeod, 20.
"Frank Scott, 127.
Thomas Thompson,  114-. ,
Spoiled ballots,  7.-.-       „
^^m^-m^^ttt^ti'l-l^^^^^^ti^tfi^lt'R #
The experimental stage in this
locality is past,'    It has proved     »    v
its actualities are A  1  ancl its
possibilities boundless.    It possesses three essentials to success
Superb   Soil,    Salubrious  Climate
Superior    Shipping   Facilities
The property for sain is located in a
" beautiful valley with an adeonato sap-
ply of water and will be sold in lots of
10 acres and upwards at reasonable
prices. You can put your fruit on train
nnd it is shipped to destination without
Satisfaction   Guaranteed
For further information apply to
Arthur OKell, Creston, B.C.
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- /IK fr(
b* **•>.*     >-* v
jitrtj. Th***/ rlimy Ak t\xt> Tlj*ht to
talk to our (allow cltlaans and
andaavor to par-road* thtm to
vaaaa workinj* for tha plaintiff,
and inju-netionft ambodying thaaa
o.wtii «*>. .Ai;*u»U*I LMC^uwri H i*
aUaftjd ttutt if mattinga ar* bald,
and tha-amployaa ar* indue*d to
c#*a* work, th* property of th*
♦mplojfr will b« injur**! bayond
any maaita or radraaa. That thair
prop«rty fa act, not by dinoun-:-
ing the court*, or thoa* who ia-
auc injunction-1, but to deiuanU ol
our r*prM*-ntati*/*a fntitle-d to th*
aam* protection  that th* froj«r-
"How"?   Read   below.
yLTE aro jroinjr to «Ivo the lady (either married or
single) who receives tho largest number of votes
a free trip to the Dominion Exhibition at Calgary in
Jono. Every dollar paid on subscriptions to The
District Ledger (old or new) will entitle you to three
votes. On tbo lOtb of Jane we will have jadgos count
the votes and announce tbe winner on Saturday, the JJUh.
Cat oavthe voting coupon below, send or bring It to tbe
office, addreued to "The Manager, District Ledger" wltb
your vote on It. We will announce the resalu from tint
to time. Don't forget th« 8IJIHCIUPTI0N Tft ONLY
Tk* Most P**-sUr U4y la r-**-f»u h t
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Its active principle, cream of tarter, a pure, health-giving fruit
acid, is derived solely from grapes
.   Polso«oiiJ-.lsor«dlentsarcfoau4llatbe
low-priced .*.baking powders.    Their
active principle Is a mineral aeld de- :
rived from salpbcrtc add. oU ol vitriol.,
Study the label wad b*rj-
only boldae powder Made
Ivbim cream ol tartar
,  (JTew  Yo.rJx Sun). v.
"In: the" coal mine's;, of. the'•United Stales ^rot^f every i;000 hien
employed 3£ are killed yearly,
while in Belgium--where., the miners
•work under vastly jaore'da'nger-'
ous conditions*,, the. death rate is
only-.l . to;every.'I,d00, employed.
The difference is death-rate is due
to the fact that. in this" country
•we have so far failed to take in-*
telligent precautions and have
gone it blind."
The brief statement of the facts
•was made by Dr. J. A. Holmes,
chief o£ the technological branch
•of    the' geological survey,;at- the
' "end, of.a ^alk which..led up to this
result - through -, an, analysis of
facte and figures. ,    ,
,     '.'From. 1890 to; 1895," said Dr.
"Holmes"' rwe-mine"d~in— this~couH="
try, as much coal as' in. all the preceding decades.- This .accounts in
part for the increase,in the death
rate, but tat the 'same "time?,-4ve
have to face the fact, that the
, number of men killed in propor-
. tion to the- number employed ia
increasing; In 1890 there were
701 miners killed; in 1905, 2097,
and in .1906 2061. The' number' of
men killed to every, million tons
of coal/mined was 5.97 from 1820
to ;895, and 6.04 from. 1901 , to
1906. In Belgium in 1906 the
number killed for every million
tons mined'was only ,4.96, and
this in mines where the work is of
the most dangerous nature,
"Wo are going deeper down in
the earth in our search for coal
every year. That moans that
ventilation is more difficult, that
the gas in the coal has less chance
to escapo to the surface through
fissures and that the percentage of
gas in the coal is increased because ot tho greater pressure. This
of course, means a growing percentage of danger, When you add
to that tho fact that every year
the work is carried on upon a
larger scale, with more men employed, you can easily figure out
tho growing chance of an awful
loss of life,
"Now an explosion in a coal
mino may not bo duo to tho caro-
loasnc-is of an individual. It may
be duo to conditions beyond tho
knowlodgo of anyone. I was
/Ju'pugh the Carrier mine, in
Trancv; *>* weeks before the groat
.disaster.' tJicro, and the conditions
seemed to bfl fifood, Thiro was
good ventilation and littlo or no
gas, Howover, tho fact that dis.
asters in coal mines aro often clue
to    negligence,   and aro thorofore
Have One
No sense in running from one
'doctor to ?.n*5th?r.   Sc'.*?ct ih?"
I best one,'' thfen Mtind hy • him. I
Do not delay, but consult him"
Iff time when you are sick.
Ask His'opinion o-TAyer's
Cherry Pectoral for coughs
ami  coiiis. .Then u*6 it or
not, Just ns he says.
W» fufciuh ft rwauiu
f-ffi btnlih kUthi.
vers *£§&
Atony* Map a box of Ayer's Pills is the
haua*. Jui» one pill albeatlma, no-wand
than, vlll ward off many an attack et
bUlauinat'i, IfldlketHon, sick toa-isoa*.
Haw many year*, bu your de-etefkatire
tkMtfilial AUWmaUaMrttteeai.
avoidable in shown.by.„the 'difference between thedeatfy'.rrate in our
mines and, in tirose-of "Belgium",
where, as I have already pointed
but; •', the work, is done at lower
levels" and '.under'cpn&iiipjis ...of
greater'-' danger''; ',This'' 'mdicbites
that." there 'is- ■•something''/w;rong
with' our system [in this country.
ji-.-lJThe Belgians, have reached .the
ratio of' men killed by eliminating
every, possible lactor, of uncertain-
.-cy. In the • nrst place they determine the. character of • explosives
to be used! in-certain mines'and
the quantity which- it is ' saie to
use in the presence of coal dust
and coal gas. They investigate
the character of the coal' dust and
aeterriiine' the , extent to which it
may be. kept 'saie'., by' spraying.
Some dusts are found, to. be-much
more dangerous, than others...They,
also determine the quality, of vthe.
gas-""iri' the'mines and "the pe'reent-
tigo' which '.it is safe * .to'' have - in
the air.   ' '  ■• -        ■-'*-.   £"■'-- , '.-:■
; <-'Then they test the. nature and
extent', of the electric currents usi'
ed. in./the onines. and make - sure of
proper insulation."The character1
of the miners' lamps is also'looked into. !
"In the   foregoing ways    every
known, factor   of uncertainty    in
coal''mining  has  been  eliminated
except two.   The first'of those remaining is the occurrence  of cer-'
tain outbursts of gas-which may!
come  from  underground fissures.
An     attempt   is   made to" guard!
against  this  danger, by  studying-
the strata of    tho mine. This eli-.'
minates,  as far as possible,     all-
uncertain   factors   down   to    the
carelessness of the miner.
"Unless'you have/gone through
this process it is not. fair to blame.
the miner, because there is no way
of telling whether he was careleBs:
or not.   By mutual agreement between the miners and1 operators in
the Belgian mines the eliminate a
careless     man     from    dangerous
places~put him   v/hore   he "can't-
get   into    trouble. "This is an at*
temp   to    eliminate the 'personal'
"Tho United States produced
about 455,000,000 tons of coal
last year and the .figures will be
larger this year. We produce more
than any other country. It wo continue at the present rate the output from 1905 to 1915 will be
equal to the entire output of tho
preceding 75 years,
"In Belguim the number of men
840 men have been killed slnco
1890 and over 50,000 more or less
severely injured, The number of
killed oach yoar has- increased
from 701 in 1890 to 2097 in
1005 and 2061 in 1906. Tho num.
ber of men killed to each 1,000
employed in the various countries
in Bhown in this table:
France.  1001-1005 0.91
Great Britain,  1900-1906,..     1.28
Belgium, 1002*1900       1,00
United Statos. 1902-1000 .. 3.39
Prussia. 1900-1004       2,06
"tn Belguim the number of mon
killed by explosions of fire damp
for oach 1,000 men employed has
decreased steadily from ,005 in
tbo dorado from 1831 to 1840 to
.039 in the period from 1001 to
1004, The deereaBO shows what
intelligence can do,"
  o -
5100 8EWA31D, $100.
The readers of this paper will be
pleased to loam thnt there ia at
least one dreaded dicoaso that
scloneo has boon ablo to cure in all
stages, and that is Catarrh.
Wiill'i Ontnrrb Onrf is the onlv
positive euro now known to the
medical it&tuiui.y. Cd.ta.uh utnug
a constitutional, disease, requires
a constitutional treatment. Hall'B
Catarrh Cur* ia taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood
nnd mucous surfaces of the ay«*
turn, thereby destroying the lound-
ntlon . of the. diaeuan, and giving
the patient atrength by building
up the constitution and aaaiating-
nature in doing its work.' Th*
proprietor* have ao much faith in
it* curative powara that th*y offer
One Hundred Dollar.*} for any tan*
that it fail* to cur*. Sand for list
ot testimonial*.
Addreaa: V.  J.  CHENE"   ••  Co.,
Toledo, ft.
Wriy F*ied r Foods -Are Considered In-
v-j • ..-'--■ digestible.' ,-• , -..-.
'. AYu'y. nre££r<led foodsVponsW.M-ed'ijiH.l-*
gestiblc?:-"Because the' fat '.lri\ "which
tlie''frying-Is--done, no matter of how
good quality ,'tliat fat may,be, forms a,
thin coating over each" particle of food
so-fried. - Now,- neither the digestive
Uuida of tho mouth-nor those of the
stomach cau net upon fat, and so tho
fat iuci-.isted food canuot.be digested.
Fats are digested only by a certain
agent known as steapsin,!which meets
the food in the intestines. By the
tline the stomach gets Into - contact
with the fat enveloped food, it. has fer-
monti'd-nud that's indigestion.
■ 'Salted and cbrued meats should be
avoided, first, because they are usually
ta'kul. from an inferior part of nn ln-
jfetloi - often diseased—nnliual. and.
Ke'conil, because tbe chemicals used to
prevent the meat from undorgoiug
chemical change outside tbe body will
act within the body to prevent the
(,'lieiiilcnl change known as digestion.
Meat Is -.often denied to those suffering from rheumatism, because.the disorder known as rheumatism Is nothing more'or less than au effort of the
system to get rid''of n' certain" poison
which has been deposited at (he junction of sbmc.of .the long bones of the
body. -,.,,, ;    •.,..,  -.,.,'    ,' -., "
: .Another question often,..asked \s.
J'W'iiy should I hot .drink!"with, my
nioals?" ■ Well; mainly 'because dilution of the gastric juice nnd the-saliva
with., n, pint, or more of, water Lwill
wenlcen their action, jierhnpa. to *3iic*h
a degree that.theyinay fall, to db; their
Wrk'. :iiul!the consequence is Indlges-
tion. Of course fluids other than, water.- as wine, beer, tea',: coffee and' so
on, nor only, dilute- the -digestive fluids..
biit complicate the problem by adding,
n poison to the food.
It Is advisable to drink freely of
pure water at other-times than during
meals because the body needs*every
day at least two quarts of water.
The body of a man or woman of average size contains,about,a barrel of.water. This is^being literally "steamed"
out,of the body'at the rate of six or
seven'pounds,' upward of'three'quarts,
a day, and. so, lii addition to'the water
contained In all solid i foods (a>-becf-
s'cak. is about -three-quarters, water),
-the,body needs about two quarts.dally..
Why.'are condiments, mustard! pep-.
per/   vinegar, 'tobacco   nnd 'similar'
1 things • condemned -fljy  food  eiperts^
Been use, in n word, they are Irritants
■ml,excitants.     .;h~..-?\
ll^frto,aBptteB.wlthr)BUtt.,mon force
to, those!. ottver stlniujanta. tea,, coffee,
wine, Iwer "and!,8plrits."',! "AJ. are Irri-",
tauts. all sting theJ orgaW to'lfraiitlc'
efforts.-until the pobr'body" labors like
. rt tired,horse spurred una''steep bill.
\Vlien It cojmea^tp candy and; pastry
the aus'wer to"tje" "why" I*, simply,
they are'bad m'eyery; way. '"There
U no heaitb' In"them." ■""'   '-'
Smart TMng* In Lao* an* -Mu*lln-For
. BIouh*. '
A.fnshjon.thnt, will..remain .through*
out tho winter^ that ofp'wtiarIng white.
Ilne'n) coiliirs.f route, and .other ucces-
sories with ' \\iwli lilouaea. * Most bo-
cwm'ln'fc krv thifse' 'tliinjfa', nnd' not'e*-
peiiMlv«: - Hand': work"n'titl real Ince
pjny ;jui; jmiHJrhint-.part. in their ron.
,\ um:v. J.vnoi'.
clnictloii, Init I'vi'ii lliuit tin* iuIJiiih'Ih
life   no   1110.V  jzi-aci'ful   or' bucomluv
limn wlioii liiiltiit)i»i< vnl or plain llut*n
Ih iih'iI,
<jultp tho fiivortti' Millar Is n ],\g\\
i,tiiiiiliiii{ iiirimvi'i', wild ninny are olnli-
iii'iiicly iiiliiriu'il wlili liroilerli* nn>
1,'IiiIm- mill hnvo lii'innlllcluMl iilgo.s. Al-
inuHt wllliout 'iVM'i'plliiii they arc held
tiigclher nt tin* frmit with n bnr pin of
'Itnlil or Hllvor, nnd (he old unfoty de-
►'b'.u Im' nircly If »'ver mm now, Any
liliid iiuiy be Hiil.M(ltutiM), but a plain
line lull* wllh it ulriKld jewel In tlio ct'ii-
tiM* Ih more nficm ijyoii,
'flu'  vu'-li't" i-^" I'ni'A' »r  km"!1?.  *!*•.!*■"
rr wmnll frontB»vorn with tliexp col*
linn It endloxK, mxl tiny silk bows of
any col.ir nn> itimmI.
I'ialn tnrn'»v*>r »-«!lur» wl||i extremely tmrow  plaited  ruilicH (»ro pi-uliy
'mill lici'omlnir for ninriilnu -wear. There
Sold by Drur-rUts, 75e,
Take Ball'* Family P11U
I Conatlpatlon.
i.oi'ci*lii(j tbo entire hwivof a bloiiHO
dowit.llio front nrr».*o called Jabots to
Iio I worn with thin walats. They nre
not KUltnlilo with plnln blonKct*, linvlng
stiff cuffn. A woman who Is,at'all
clever with her net-die can tn'ake thwo
fmnt piece* wllh strips of cmbroMrry
or tare left from other work, nnd there
•should Iv one or more irnlTtes of luce
'".i"* eKb,aide.. The Jnt»ot If fantennl
uiiikT Uio collar, nnd n tiny Iwiw, either
of atlk or band work, uiakea a pretty
nol*h at the throat.  ...    .
Fernie",  B. O.
"Brewers  of Extra  Fine  Lager
'    ,(and   Aerated-Waters."
Bottled, Goods    a.    Specialty.
Crow's    Nest   Special
HHnep's Favorite Cigars
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against an account
withTh.e Home Bank
bf Canada.   Paying
through the bank is
' t>t.'Uj>:. B'   ■'*   '*;!. ' .o.'";    ."
with cash out of haricH
Your'.cheque.Is a
receipt and We return
your cheques to you at
the end of the month
y^ith your atco.urit
accurately balanced.
of Canada.
G. W. N. Boulton, Manager
Fernie Branch
Phillip Carosella
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes
Gent's Furnishings
Cigars, Tobacco,
Cigarettes & Pioas
.   TJictt! i» only utitf (jlrtC.j in tuwu
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cooda In our lino thai Ih at
"    W. A. INGHAM, imiop.
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Why not ua* Chamberlaln'a Fain
Balm wh«n you ha>» rhium&tfini?
Wa (eel aura that tha result will be
prompt and aatlafnctory. One application rell-ma the pain, and
many hav* bi*n p«nnaa*ntly cured by its us*. 25 and 50 cant* a
bottl*. For aala by all Dm-f*
5 ,<: *s?
head office; TQKONTO"
B. E. WALKER, President
ALEX; LA&D,, General Maaager
A. H. IRELAND, Superintendent of
Paid-up Capital, $10,009,000
Rest; .- - - 5,000,000
Total Assets, -.113,000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and in tbe United States and England1
Deposits of,$l and upwards received, and interest a^low-ad «i
current rates. The depositor is subject to no delay'"iv&tarrw fta
tho vrithdrawal of the whole or any portion of tho dcpoalt.
Fernie. Branch
H.   L.   Edmonds, . Manager
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WE have a full line M iadies,
Skates,  Hockey Skater,  aiid;=■
Hockey   Sticks; an£ Pucks /all;, at J
Reasonable Prices.
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Fresh   and  Salt Meats of all   kinds'  in "stock
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Poultry, .Fish and, Oysters in-season-
Dairy Butter and Ranch -Eggs
,Phone 4
Victoria Ave
fleat Merchants
LWAYS a choice supply of Beef,
Pork, Mutton, Veal and Lamb on
hand. Hams, Bacon, Lard, Butler and liggs.
Fresh, Smoked and Salted Fish; always a
pood assortment. Try our Mince Meat,
Saurkraut and Oysters.
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J. D. QUAIL   Agent, Fernie
"Written" for''.VMines and Minerals*'.
'*      by I*; W. Trumbull.':i .'. , ';4
To the'average reader :of a nun1
ing paper, the subject of mine ladders may seem of very little im-
, portance. * To '■"''■• those, -however,
who are forced to notice the great
variety and oft 'times dangerous
ladders of the different camps,oi
the'world, and to those who, have
to select'a ladder for use" in' a
property;' under ctheir, supervision,
the subject will-'be of interest.    ,
Too many, especially >the.smaller,' .-properties are equipped with
ladders which'are very inconvenient if not actually a menace to
life; and limb. Ladders with missing,' rungs,.*-, or rungs unequally
spaced,' ladders' whose spacing, is
tool long,* or too short, ladders
placed vertically and without trap
doora^ where-they, could have been
placed in inclined lengths, ladders
bo frail by "construction or so rot-
te-fj-vibv age that one holds his
brilth when forced to travel upon
them;, these are:, to .be, met with.
A'mine ladder should.5 above all
thinga;; be strong, abundantly
strong to stand up under even an,
extraordinary load. Next," it
-should be one most easily climb-
•d.' . The question of weight ox-
bulk is of very" minor "consideration. It must be also of a design
which permits ■ of easy , and quick
' In some mines of low slope, a
ladder can be dispensed with and
the. : foot-wall used in its natural
•condition" or rudely cut into,
step's. This method was a favorite'one with the early miners who
carried'the ore to the surface upon - their backs. Another now
practically .obsolete ladder is that
used by the Mexican miners,
known as the-"chicken ladder." It
consists of an inclined log into
which steps' or hitches have been
cut.:- To one who , climbs , one, of
these for the first time, it seems
impossible-that a man can 'pick
as much as a hundredweight upon
his;back while making the ascent.
A^ record of accidents, caused by
. these ladders would'probably ap-
pflJLUS .-fc5s=ssi==ar!-. .-.-^
Wherever .possible, the'ladders
should be set oh "ah incline, for a
ladder so placed is • much, more,
'easily climbed thahTis one"set vertically/- It' also'^pefmits- of • work
being done by men- standing upon
the-Tinclined ladders" but is an' im'
possibility upon vertical ones.- ButT
the greatest consideration is safety, f and a man" fallihg'from a vertical ladder has very little chance.
If, however, the1 laddef'be inclined
and'offset at each length/the pro:
bability of falling a, great distance-is small. Where the ladders
arej <",. 'of,*' necessity," vertical, trap
doors should be placed at inter--,
vals., Where the shaft'is:inclined.,
■ the ladder takes -the angle of- slope
of the shaft and' usually rests upon the foot-wall or upon the sills
or foot-plates.
All things considered,-the best
ladder is probably the one-made
of 3 by 4 inch uprights with l-J-
by 4 inch rungs nailed to,the face
of the "uprights with heavy nails
and plenty of them. The distance
• between], the upper edges of the
step should be, invariable in any
particular mine and'preferable not
more than 10 inches: This particular kind of ladder is considered
best for the following reasons: It
iB strong' enough; it' is easily and
quickly made, therefore is cheap;
it is easily repaired., If a slat be
broken, a few minutes' work with
a hammer places a new stop without taking down rho ladder or
spreading tho,,uprights.
A variation of this ladder is the
one which the step:, are gained into the upright, This is more cost*
ly, weakens the uprights, but do<?3
strengthen the noilings. Repairs of
this ladder are readily made,
A typo o! ladder which is not to
be tolerated is that of tbo old
country carpentoro, Uprights bored and round ox oval wooden
rungs inserted. This ladder is not
strong enough for n.ine use. The
wear of hob-nailed boots alone
will quickly cut away enough of
tho rung to make it unsafe. If,
however, the rungs bo of motal,
the laddder may be satisfactory
in a mine whoso waters are not
add. It must bo remembered that
hob-nailed boots are more liable
to slip on Iron than on wood,
One form of this ladder is mado
by boring shallow holes in tho uprights to receive tho ends of iron
pipe, and to hold the uprights together a bolt in passed through
tho pipea from upright to upright
oi frequent interval*, One aerious
objection to all forma of this style
of ladder la the Inconvenience of
repair. To replace a broken rung,
the uprighta must ba apraad apart
and usually have to be taken
down to permit thla,—From Minea
and Mineral* for February,
You will pay juat aa much for a
bottle of Chamherlain'a Cough
Remedy aa for any of the other
cough tnedicin**, but you aava
money in buying it, Th* aaving
la in what you gat, not what you
?iay. Th* aur**to*cure-you quality
a in every bottle of thla remedy,
and you get good reaulta when
you take it. Neglected colds
often develop serious conditions,
and -when you buy a cough mull-
cine you want to be sure you are
getting one that will cure your
cold. Chamberlain'* Coo-j-h He*
roedy alwaya euraa, Price £5 and
60 tanta a bottl*. For aale by all
They Mutt Keep Posted on Euro-MM
ttain* and Counterfeit*.
"I never realized until today,'1 said a"
man who had just.returned from Ba-.;
rope," "what an undertaking It is -to be
a money, changer.- ■] -.' .-, \  .=:
"I came back, with' about $20 in foreign money, principally French and
Italian; This I , took to . a "money
changer's to cash in. ,,       ...
'Be looked over the, coins5- rapidly,
throwing them into'little piles and put?.,
ting." down notes on a slip" of paper."
When he had ■ cleared" up" the lot he
said I had $10.25 coming to me."   -
'.'At first I thought he wa's,,dolng me,'
but he was not He showed me a
dozen or so Italian coins that had been
demonetized and were worth about 40
cents on the dollar. There was a nice
little pile of counterfeits that were not
worth a cent, and altogether only
about a third of "the coins that I
brought borne were worth their fun
value. .,-.,-
"The only eooaolation I had waa that
I thanked rny eta-re I am in the Jbsw-
aawe bnBtoeea aad not In tte"ex«ba*iga'
boatneev, far my poor , Mttto,; tanas
ooatid aot carry half the tfa.a*js that
tlMae fellows have to remember?"   "
The man with, the coins did.net crs>
aggerate..There'are thousand* of dS-
fetcnt 'corns , floating about tttat' a
money changer!has to know. He.baa
to keep ■ in mind every ' demoxKtk-ed
com made within the heat, bemdret
yeara, ....    ,
In addition,to that, there are ooaatav*
felts. The Immigrants bring over heaps
of bad. coins. Many ot them buy up
counterfeits cheap, with the hope of
exchanging them at Ellis island.
Then there are the coins of tte South
American countries. They are worse
than those of the European eountzies.
Brazil,' for instance, has a scheme all
its own. ^ Certain cnotes aregocdlorten
years. After that timo for every year
they lose 10 per cent of their face
value until the. whole value is used .up
and they are worth only tbe paper,
they are printed on./  . . ."'
As one man expressed it, you have to
know the history of the world to be a
money changer. A peculiar partof the
business is the reshlprnent of coins
back to the- countries whence they
"came. Often daring the rush season
ono firm, sends back a million coins;
while it !s estimated that in the course
of a year $10,000,000 in foreign money:
Js, resbipped ,to Europe and a .minion to
the rest of the world. " ; r •
-. Money-changing Is a - business Jost
like any other. They, do not. exchange
money ;-they-buy-it^and-whcn~you-go
there with foreign coins they buy them
from you at a stated price. When you
go there to get foreign coins you boy
them from them at a certain price just
as you buy eggs and cigars.
«S»g^7 jr^
"Commencing February; 15, 1908
the Union Pacific has reduced its
first class limited:rates\to northwest points to the same-figure; as
used by the northern lines" from
St.'Paul,- placing all Missouri fiver gateways on a parity with the
routes from,St. Paul to. the same
This is the announcement contained in a circular issued from
the general offices of the Union
Pacific at Omaha, copies, of which
have been received in Spokane.. It
means that the Harriman lines ate
willing- to haul . the passengers
further than the Hill lines, and
Canadian Pacific for tho same remuneration - in order to capture
business to and from- Spokane,
Portland, Seattle, Tacoma, Butte;
and intermediate points.
Tho circular, states ..that the rate
from,Council Bluffs, Omaha, . St!'
Joseph, Leavenworth and Kansas
City to Spokane will thas be re*
ducsd from $42.50 to $38.70 and
to Portland, Tacoma, Seattle and
Vancouver from ,.?50 to $48.90.
The reductions in these rates will"
have the same effect upon all intermediate points.    , * °" *
The reductions in the rates of
the Hill lines and Soo from St.
Paul, with which the Harriman
interests are now forced, to* compete was. caused by the passage
in Minnesota of, a 2 cent law and
in North Dakota of- a 2J- cent
law.—Spokane Chronicle:
'.'  i •" ,        . ' '"...,
What Do They Cnre ?
i, Tho above question is often asked con*
:earning Dr. Pierce's two leading modi-
<dnes, ."Golden Medical Discovery* and
'•FavoritePrescription."-- ■ ,f- ■•■
:? The answer is that "Golden Medical
, Discovery" is a -most potent alterative or
-•blood-purifier, and tonic or invigorator
,'»nd acts,.especially favorably in a curative, way upon all tho mucous lining sur-
. faces, as of tho nasal passages,- throat,
•bronchial tubas, stomach,  bowels  and
■ bladdeR-coring a large percent, or catarrhal cai^s whether-vhe disease affects the
-nasil ptoses, the tWt, larynx, bron-
.chia, stomaciN'as catarrhal dyspepsia),
bowels 5( as m^pusjSJbiSJsCl.- bladder,
uterus or other :;ptnvic onSiTS-> Evo.i in
tlm rhrnnlr. nr nl
si.Uvf. <tprp«! nt th7.~
J4-Lflllgn-Successful Inalfect-
. ^aJr^tvo.ittg-PjrygcrlDtlqn.'' Is advised
lorJfflB^nisiM^midiijSsoi aiseases— thosa
.lrregiU»rj*Ie-<.iiici(lei»t,'to wo.iTien oniy.~H
Is a powerful y-STf^lyacUiig invigorating tonic and nervine. For weak worn-
put, over-worked women—no matter what
has caused, tho break-down, "Favorite
Prescription " will bo found most effective
In building, up the strength, regulating
the womanly functions, subduing pain
and'bringing about a healthy, vigorous
'eondl.tion.ot the .whole system.,...,-:. . ,-
j A book of particulars wraps each bottle
'ttviag the fohnnlre of both medicine* and
■Quoting, yh-4 ^Botrw* ..ofj.einliiwl. med-
fcai'author*, whose works are eonenlted
by phrsWana of all thoeeboobiot practice
a*|pWes:tajit-ea^Wng,,m.of.each in*,
grtntent entering Into these medfainas.
",: The words of r^te1 bestowed .on the
*aver»l ingredient*entering into Doctor
Pierce's medicines by such writers should
have'moro"weight than any amount of
^non-profeastonal tesUmontaHa, because
eueh men are writing for the guidance of
their medickl brethren and know whereof
Both modicinea are nbi-i-alooholl& noa-
secret, and conUIn no harmful habit-
forming drugs, being composed of glyceric
extracts of tho roots of native, American
medicinal forest plants. They are both
sold by dealers in medicine. Ton can't
afford to accept as a substitute for one of
these medicines of known-composition,
,anysecret nostrum.
Dr." Pierce's Pellets, small, sugar-coated,
easy to take as candy, regulate and in*
Vigorate stomach, liver and bowels,
.,.,» *■*..*.,. ■ .^bitmap .on Reading. «
' '/Reading, rriost of It, by candljilight
indoors, up against a hot regfster. or',
steam, pipes, is a disease. .1 doubt if it
does any one much ■ good. * The best
rending seems to need the best open
air. When I was down on the creek-
Timber creek—and roamed out and
along the water, I always took a book,
a littlo book, however rarely I mado
use of it., It might havo been once,
twice,, three, four, five, even nine
times, I passed along tbe same trail
and never opened the book, but then
there wns n tenth time aiways when
nothing but n book' would do—not tieo
or water or anything else—only a
book; and It was for that tenth trip
thnt I carried tho book." — Extract
From Horace Trnubel's Daily Record
of Conversations With Wait Whitman
In Ills Old Ago nt Camden, N. J., in
The City of Roses.
ShlrnB Itself Is the most bonutlfnl
Pcrslnn city I smv. city of roses, ctty,
of jioolH, city of Miinslilno, It has always beeu famed for its loveliness.
Under tho brown hllla nnd niuid tho!
gardens of roses und oranges there
lived tho poots Snndl nnd llaflz nnd
many another sweet Persian Dinger.
Thenco has como nny inspiration which
boo ovor nnlrantcd tho nationality of
Poruln, nor docs this seem straugo to
ouo who bos known days -spent In th*
brown wnllcd, cyproBH studded gar-
dons and nights wrapped In soft ntill*
ness and bowltchcd hy tbe power of
tho mystic rcrslnn moon,—Wldo WotM
"i ■■■»■■ ■..■.■..■■I.,,  ■■**.—
Worth 8*<ing.
In a certain preparatory school In
Washington, Bnyn a contributor In
Hnrpor's Magnxlno, nn inntructor ouo
dny mndo tho statement that "every
year a shoot of wutor fourteen foot
thick Ia rnlHcd to clouds from tho sea."
" "At what timo of tho yenr Anon thnt
occur, professor?" nBkod a froshnona.
"It tuuflt bo a Night worth going a long
way to boo."
f •:
■ ;'-V- ■-"   j.     . $ "- ■     '-:'.v-
Skates.-] Hockey   Sticks,   Etc.
a .
Without " using any slang, phrases;
.., we   rneapi'-«what •' we   say  "We'*a're
there". ,withp all,. the", paraphernalia '
.incidental to Skating and Hockey.
• We. carry;,_the .-.largest assortment of
:;r-these gpo.dsf in; the   district and. for. .,
quality   and  price .'defy , competition.
Whimsfer & Co.
Phone   No. S2   , House No.   174
Fernie's Most Home-Like House
King Edward Hotel
J..,;L.. Gates,   Proprietor
Say ! Why not have your plumbing
clone now before the big rush. Wc
have the largest staff of experienced
plumbers, steam fitters and tinsmiths
in the city.    Prompt and efficient.
'i   .
A. T. Hamilton, Proprietor
Telephone 1
Next King Edward Hotel
Qa-v* Hhn a ttai-4,
Doctor (to patlont>-y*onr heart la
ratter Irrorular, Hrrra yem anythtaf
thai lo worrying yon} Patient-Ob,
not particularly, Only that ,1«at uov
whan you pot jour band in your pock*
et I thoofht yon woro jrolnf to gV»
iiit- j*>ut bill—U>i\nim i*it*|rnipa.
Sounded Bad.
Km. Daahnway-Yoa, while wa irm
tn Kjrypt wo visited tlio pyramid*.
Thoy wore literally covered with
hlerofflyphlcs. XI r*. Newrlch-DRh!
V»6*n t yoo atni.i. nonio ot 'em would
Bit on yon?
To all those purchasing
Tickets to any Dull at
Pat Miller's
is   playing   can   hear   the
Music free of charge
Which f
"If you feel chilly," aald ho, at th*?
atrolled, "remember I hnvo yow ahawl
hero on my nrro."   NYon mlglit pat tt
around me," ah« nnUl drmur*1r.
Lot sot thlnjpi, hocauae they aa*
twnm, anjoy for that tba Urn atara
All the leading lines of High
Class Chocolates and
TOIVC       "RTP.-m
1 *4mJUb   ^■tMrt*r wmA*&fMmi ala**/ mmMmmum ^tar**^
We want to double our list
of subscribers. Seize the opportunity   and get the   paper
with all the News
Send   your   name   into    the
Manager of The  Ledger.
Wc have ju&t placed in stock some
of the latest, fads for printed rrmttcr
and guarantee  satisfaction	
News of the City
FOR SALE.—A four roomod
house on lot 60x120, situated on
Howlaind Ave.' ' Cheap for cash,
or will give terms. Apply at this
office. ■>, w-3-t.
WANTED.—Someone to buy preemption rights in Kechanca Valley,'B. C, on the „ Grand Trunk
Pacific. Improvements made. Apply for particulars, ledger office.
T. H.—2-t
We are prepared-to furnish No.
ICrow's Nest Lake ice. For particulars, address Good Bros.,
Crow's Nest, B. C.   >
FOE SALE.—5 roomed plastered house, go,od pantry, on lot 55
x!32 ft. Also shack 26x14 ft on
same lot, ,W,est Fernie (terms arranged) Apply J. Biggs.
—       ,°
Don't forget\our":.voting contest
See Ad. on Page,5; \    .
v, - - \
P.  Whelan visited  Crow's   Nest
on     Tuesday, returning ".-.Wednes-,
" day. . \'  ,*_'-.'"..
See Liphardt about 'that^watch
he*has them at any, price $1:6-0
$2.50, $2.75, $5.00, $6.50 and up.
W. S. Stanley visited Blairmore
on business for the Ledger on
Tuesday. '
J. A. Macdonald, Sec. Treas.
Dist. No. 18, was here on business
this week.
Bert Whimster went to Cranbrook on Sunday, and while there
kept his eye on our friend Archie.
Feach orchard for sale in Okan-
-agon Valley, part bearing this
year.'   Apply ° W.      S.      Stanley,
Ledger.       '   -"     -
Mrs. Proudfoot, underwent , an
operation for appendicitis on Wednesday at the, hospital, and is reported, to be doing nicely.
Bemember that we want your
vote on the most popular lady in
Fernie. Three votes for one dollar paid on subscriptions. '
A. Buckley went to Cranbrook
on 'Sunday   as  the   delegate  from
 Jjgr«=t©=t hrt=r£c»xs!nr==2neetin*:*;'.=of=-th.e-
Typo. Union-at Cranbrook.
Charles Hunt and KlL-.abeth
CUnciffe, of Fernie Anucx, were
united in the bonds of matrimony
on Saturday .last; Long life to the
young  couple.
As so many people.of Fernie
have requested Pat Miller to play
a whole dance by himself, he has
decided to do so, and has fixed
Friday, March 6th for the date.
It is safe to say that everybody
is going to have i\ £ood t!me.
We are engaging the services of
, Mr. E, H. H. Stanley to look
after our office work, and as Mr.
Stanley is a thoroughly, practical
,, newspaper man with a large
knowledge of job printing, he will
a beneficial acquisition to our
staff.   ' . .,
On Sunday morning -March 1st.,
Hev, Mr. Mageo, field secretary of
the' department of temperance and
moral reform will jpeak in the
Methodist church, on the subject
of "Local option in British Columbia." He will, clso address the
Men's meeting at 4 p.m. At night
he preaches in the Coal Creek
P. P. Miller is taking charge of
the dining room of the (Queen's
hotel from March 1st. Mr. Miller
will cater specially for working*
men, Peter Miller has been work,
ing nt the Coal Creek mines, iB a
union man, and should receive the
patronage of all union men in his
jijew venture. Only white help will
-be employed.
We want to call attention to
the number of changed in our, ad*
vertlsementH. Several havo made
changes thla week. Also the new
ftds. appearing. We would like all
the advertiser* to let us have
changes more regularly, as tho re*
buUb accruing will be mora not*
icable when the Ads. are,changed
often. Phone us and we will go for
the «opy,
fc '   ..      	
Saturday   Specials
Oatmeal Soap, regular 4 tor 25c
Special tor Saturday,   (J ior.^	
Fancy Toilet Soap, regular 15c per box
Special lor Saturday •	
k    Pay Cash W. J.   BLUNDELL        Pronpt Delivery
To the Editor District Ledger.
I have been consulted by a num
ber of clients who have purchased
town (?) lots at places outside
Fernie. My investigation has o in
every case shown x that the purchaser has agreed to pay very
much more than;: the value oi the
property. As'Jthere are no^doubt
some wortnyi-'r'eal estate agents
this selling'of outside property
works "an'injury to them while it
■ciVacticaily robs the purchaser. It
wouid'be well if before parting
with their moneys, intending purchasers were to get an independent valuation. In that way they
would guard themselves from,-being victimized. Fernie and the
mining camps seem to be good
fields for finding prey for the real
estate sharks.
I write this in order that men
may be put on their guard and
not accept as gospel truth the
plausible statements, of real - estate agents. Besides it may be
fairly said that it real estate has
the value which some of these
agents state it has, there would be
found purchasers in abundance in
the locality and .the agents would
not need to exploit the purses of
the . people „ living.hundreds of
miles away. ' „
Yours faithfully.
A unique opportunity presents
itself to the. people-of Fernie who"
have any eye trouble'. Dr. Piercy,
the well known Befractionist is in
town—but only till Saturday evening. Dr. Piercy, who numbers
many local residents among his
acquaintances, has the distinction
of being the only F. S, M. C. in
Canada- This degree Js awarded
by the Worshipful Order of Spectacle Makers, London, England,
and is universally' recognized as
the highest in the world. Thousands have had cause to be thankful for Dr. Piercy's services. ' His
method of* determining and correcting visual defect in the most
accurate known to science, as it
absolutely eliminates all the guess
work on " which the unqualified
man has to rely. Dr. Piercy will
be at'N. E, Suddaby's Drug Store
till Saturday ovening at 10. Don't
miss this chance, Telephone No. 33
Dr. Piercy v/ill be at Coal Creek
next Monday and Tuesday, March
2nd. nnd 3rd.
„_ o	
,..,«   ....   ,l«,.-4»,,i    Dill,     Wut    Hill   »lUU}
hlinrtlimiil, Imhldu.-ilnr*', *(<•,. nwft t\\\*\\1y
Iit * uotri f,*lnrlo(l tH-dlllnrr/ W* run
lielli yiHi. IiiturtflitiK (.nuiftgup friM* nn
rft-iUMt to V. n. fUrl.oll, Prlnt-I'*! tt
TIih OnrlittH niuOiM-i Ooll-fo, Ctl***/r,
Fernie theatre-goers and music
lovers have a treat in store in the
coming hero on Monday, March
9th for three nights of one of the
largest, strongest and highost sal*
aried repertoire companies on the
road today, tho famous Arington
Comedians, who will play at the
Opera house on the above dates.
This company carries twenty people and their own ladies' orchestra
the Polmatler Bisters— five young
ladles--beautifully accomplished,
and each a solo artist. Tho ladies'
orchestra in addition to furnishing
the incidental wubIc, for tho play
and specialties, render a concert
programme of high grade muaical
novelties each evening a hull-hour
before the curtain rises on the
play. Tho company i» up in forty-
different plays selected from
great dramatic successes of
the preaent and past two seasons.
Each play presented will be
mounted -with every attentiojn to
acente ana costume deia...   .*>..«.«■
"^  the
(Continued from page four.)
Comrade Pettipiece, one of " the
most enthusiastic of the Socialist
fraternity on the coast; he essayed to be organizer for the Canadian, Sooiety of Equity in this
province, a farmers' organisation.
But the farmers spied him a long
way off and,went- to meet him
and ' told Mm he could not Have
the job. In other-words they saw
him, coming. Comrade Pettipiece,
who was busy^.organizing a, typographical union here, took in, and
took by storm, the Canadian, Congress of Labor, Alberta branch,
when it met at Calgary about
four weeks.- ago. The local typographical union was sent to, wan-(
der in: the untamed wilderness1 in
the meantime' for Pettipiece, while
one of the cleverest men in the
West, is. a genuine enthusiast who
cannot enthuse.over more than one
thing at a. time.
Pettipiece captured the congress,
Alberta, farmers, for the Society of
Equity was' represented at the
meetings, unanimously accepted
the gospel according to Karl
Marx, though many of them, barely knew the founder of Socialism
even by ' name.,o It was really
funny the way it was done and
when the delegates to that congress from the farms of Alberta
find out what they really endorsed cthey will suffer from, severe
vertigo. Then, having done
this, Pettipiece had Comrade • Le-
"Keney iTaTrTe"d""d7gl!ihizer™forT^Ee"
congress in Alberta.
- A word of explanation. The .Socialists regard the Labor party as
being guided by folly to a bad
end.. Again and again■ Socialist
leaders have expressed the opinions that the trusts are good
things, that bad times should be
worse and that things must grow
worse before they can grow betr
ter. All this because they want
the labor men to be driven crazy,
too and forced into the Socialist
fold. ,
To return to Comrade .Leheney.
Having secured •'- the position of
organizer mentioned above he
mounted his soap box and poured forth a stream of stimulating
Socialist doctrine. There he captured the Edmonton Trades and
Labor Council a few days ago.
., And there is where the great
Liberal party got its jolt. Securing credentials from the Trades
and Labor Council. Comrade Le-
henoy went to the lobby and shot
the Liberals to pieces.
To understand how Comrade
Leheney and his colleagues managed this, it is necessary to describe the work done by the legitimate labor men in the lobby. The
United Mine Workers of Alberta,
who number 1,000 voters, sent C.
H, Bichardson, of the Morinville
mines and Donald McNab of Leth-
btidge, as their legislative repre*
sentatives to look after the interests of the labor men in the passage of the Compensation Act;
These two men, who wero chosen
ior their experience in such work,
have been urging the important
jyncndmentH desired by the Labor
party. Tho act it ao amended
would have put Alberta in the
forefront of labor legislation,
with only the English act aa an
equal, and would have completed
a work that might need no amending for at lcaat a generation. But
it would have been a workman's
act alia might have prevented the
spread of socialism by giving the
worker* the protection to which
they are    entitled and for which
CO, tID.
For equal" quality goods our prices are lower than any in town.
Quality is never sacrificed for price, but buying direct from the manufacturer we are
enabled to offer better, quality goods at a lower price than you can obtain elsewhere.
Our stock of Men's Furnishings is the most up-to-date procurable, while our low
prices and dependable quality makes this truly the Store of ffOOd values*
Clearance sale of Boys' Clothing, is running merrily along. All this line being cleared
regardless of cost. Better make your.selection before sizes and patterns are broken.
This is a money saving opportunity for you.    Investigate.
Trunks, Travelling Baps, Suit Cases, Telescppesat
reduced-prices to make room for spring stock."
On Saturday we are selliug any W G & R Regetta
or Negligee Shirt regular $1,50 for   ...
";  ■'-   ...     "■■; $1.05'  ,'/
Brighten up your appearance with a:new spring
Stetson Hat. New stvles.in Black, Fawn, Brown
and Slate.   Price $4.00.  .
Spring CapSofor Men. New colors and patterns in
the following shapes—Golf. Motor, Automobile and
Skull. Also extra long peak cap for' railroadmen.
Prices 25o to 90c.
With ambition and a pair of WalkoverShoes, it is
hard to say to what heights you may not climb.
We have received "oar spring, shipment of "Walkovers" and can now please you with any leather in
3 the newest and latesn lasts".        ''    > *
It is freely admitted that the quality of our table supplies is superior to all others. We
have builuour reputation on "better quality and lower price.'\ Are you getting the
benefit. ; ,
Every day money savers for jou at every day prices. Just a few mentioned but you
will save money on all purchases and receive satisfaction in quality, service and delivery.
:'■ ,Royal Household Flour, per ioolb  .$3.35 ,
White Star Baking Powder, per tin          .15
Magic Baking, Powder,  per tin        .15
'    St. Charles Family Cream, per tin .*••..'    .12^    v
Laundry Starch, 3 packets. ..........."...'..._.'.'....■...'.    .25
./Corn Starch, 3 packets........'..,............/. «25
? :, Fairy^Soap. 3 ' packages."_^._................'..'..........      .25
Pearline Washing Powder,' 1 lb. packets • • • ..     r^*-*
Fancv Limoneria Lemons, per doz; 20c
Tar Soap, G cartoons '....25o
Canped Pumpkin] 31b. tin -lOc
Sweet Biacaits, per lb. — ««^#...20c
Wc are sole agents for Pratt's Poultry and Stock
Foods, ' ,l        '"-" "
We are headquarters tor Packet-Teas and Bell
them at 10c per pound below regular list price .
Red Rose, Blue Ribbon, Monsoon, Lipton'a, Decka-
julie, Bee Brand, Tetley's, Maple Leaf. - ,
We are daily opening.up,and placing in stock new
season Drygoods. • Your inspection invited.
3 Nights 3
Monday Mar. 9th
Tho Famous
with their celebrated
Polmatler HlntcrV LitdlcH'
in a scries of
Great Plays
Six Spoolnl Vaudeville Acta
Tlio Clever Children
Inez, Ody and Helen
Chango oi play and -specialties
•every performance
Concert \>y Ittiiiv*' Oruliontru at R p. m,
Curtain rl.enn'H.110
Special prices for this engagement only
$1.00, 50c, and llfle
Silo of (teats ut usual placo
,   want your
Take n ?
All lines of Pliotoj-raplv Work
Enlargements In Crayon,
Water Color, Sepia
and Oils. ,
I'lcturos taken at reiuonnlilc prices
All Work Quarantaad or No Pay
Box 424 -o* FERNIE
Hay for Sale
H-gt.jij. tmmmmg^gitiBrvmamamm
Mrai T. Osborn, Norton Mill*,
Vt., writes: "I do r.ot think
enough can bo said in praise of
Good Prairie Hay for Sale
in Car Lots
* W.B. Barker   Cayloy,
Mia. |
Try a Ledger Ad.
I am open to buy
Furs of all kinds,
and will pay cash.
Apply at       ;
B. C. Furniture Store
Builder & Gontraotor
Estimates Furnished and
Satisfaction Guaranteed
Feral* and Hosmer
M-ilT'i'C * cbanj-f ff jrtr.j' nrM npi>r-   ^'}]i ^]] "(Virivf It. the AinnntWft-*- ■ vienV  tvnrt  «.»•*  ->.V\«.t
I.AtIV I.AflllK'ia
A rrt jiM'jmrnl to c»tf>r Hi U'li***'
fiAilnMK wi'll n* -jmitlt*mi-)nV.
LnilirV kiniriutrl l;tr*>*4 trcntfri
miv tiny lint KntimUt. \\
not suit the extreme Socialists
J. P. Leheney is a Socialist out
" (and out ana
■ jwjj will tViri
iaVtlei at each" performance. Six tion of the Industrial population,
•pedal vaudavllle act* are carried, The Labor party want an aet
prominent among these being- the that protects and conptnsate*
clever children Xnenc, Ody and Ilel* and which embodies the best fea*
en,In brilliant and up-to-date aing-  tures of   the latest English act*.
,.    .   ,. ... . ...,i*».,.    1.-1T     —. .   i»   .'.it,.. «■   ....W..1   ......
The Government is tailing
they asked, consequently it would  Baby's Own Tablets. I am satis*
-'  "--'-I*-*.-       ned that our baby would not have
been alive today    if it had not
OtJUCVv*   iLaV-   •Uvv-ttu* , Ict'Cii Itil   U*e X**w*-i.-*i-/
'      .1!*. .      - -■..- ■'   ■-•■        .-■■
.i.*4(  n.it*J. unkiu.a.)',
liaintly costumed. This company
has been remarkably successful, Is
now in the fifth year, and has
broken the ifecord at many plae*
es, at Deadwood on its third return date since August, it played
. to the largest houie since the op*
& j ening of the new theatre. It is not
ft j often that Fernl* ha* such an op*
A , I'OiluiUty to htav a Atst class at-
S' traction. Special j.rice* ...:i hi
* neserved aoata, 91.00. Oeniral
admission 50 cents.     Children 25
over itself to catch votes, would
cater to both elements, and is
gaining nothing. Leheney hold*
the cards; he ha* the labor men
in line and they have rightly con*
tlemned th* measure and the Com*
pensatlon Act lit doomed as It now
stands. It is a great game and in
he took no
notice of anything. In this condi*
tion I gave him the Tablet* and
they have made him a bright-eyed,
laughing baby, th* pride of our
home.     He is on* year old, has
V:\ryfi   tcftV    t\nA   io   Tmw   n*   WlO"   flO
any baby can be. lie aits and
plays nearly all the time and lets
m* do my work without worry. I
would say to all mothers who
have sick babies give them Baby'*
Own Tablets as I -did mine, and
you will have healthy, happy bab*
le-A." The Tablets will cure all
the minor ailment* of little   one*
-t »..(
, I f    C j* -, ns
the warfare     show up two virile !'and "M «b«fll»t«'ly «»>■  ^o\A hy
all medicine dealer* or by nail nt
25 cents a box from The Dr.
Willib-ms' Medicine Co,, Brock"
vllle, Out.*. .•   „ '..„,'■' ,.   •_.
artk's, the Labor party and the
Socialist party of Alberta.—Ed*
monton Mozning Journal Tebru*
ary 20.  '
;,-> liv.t r.; ;r.:'.. : '.^ i ;-r:".'. -■'.(.-:
Laundry lia.*- iti-vm-i] }"i liu-Ji'i*-.- with .lii't'i'*-! mni'liliiri-v hi
tin* inark?t and tlio mo*\ iiii|irnvi*il iiu'IIidiIm. Sanitary and
MtlvfiK-tory work (ruaraiitn-d    A trial will t-onvlne* you.
All   White   HcId Employed
niiiNO rs-vouu nrns
to r.r. washed in orii srns
,\l| wurk c«11»m1 for and dolivcrtd (reo of charvo
it   i
* -'J
Y, 11
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