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Industrial vanity  is  Strength
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;r   The   Official ^ Organ- of Distribt;'No.   18,   U. M. W. of A.
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Fernie,, JB. C., March 28, 1908
;   -APR 2-1908
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B. C Home of
- The Fernie Artistic Millinery Empori-am -
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ure   in
the! ladies
e.tt, has. pleas-,
cordially   inviting"
of   Fernie and
on .Tuesday and
r Wednesday,' March   31st
and"  Apnh'ist,    to   view
her   third    season's 'high
.class.display of. Imported
i %nricrHome-Made Milli-
fiery.   Also .the iclateskar-"*:;
rivals of ladies'  whitewear..
of exquisite.; designs. . •'  : ;;
■i ;; *f & J 4-Mf J' 'i * ,jjp °   • ,,-
Creations  of lieauty.      ---
i?re--ai*3r'«jr forever.. .,,„
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Strathcona Mine Refuses to
Abide by Contract—Men
:     Refuse to Work
"We "request you to keep away'
frjJCii the Strathcona mine for the.
following reason: "    ,-
In December last the United Mine
Workers of America signed an
agreement with the Strathcona
Coal company before the Investigation Board appointed by the
Poriiinion Government, . which
agreement - went into force on-the
23rd of December, 1908.
The company now refuses to
abide by its contract and insists
upon a reduction in wages ^from.
33£ cents to 28 cents, and threatens to further reduce wages to. 25
cents per car' for mining coal.,. .
"Furthermore, they refuse to;,pay
the District, scale for any work,-
whatso'ever,'„and have failed to
pay W bur wages "at all for nearly two',.months. .
We now .refuse to work until the
company.keeps its agreement with
us. . Kindly keep ..away from the
Strathcona-Coal!.company's mine
pending the settlement', of this dis-' '
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, By" order of District .No. 18, TJ;
m,, w.- of A..,-,, ;.'";■* y;i. ,- - .- ..-*
_ The United. Mine Workers., are
having;, a'hard ,:fight i'at "Strata-
cona'..','" -' -'\' '".'1, .--'•",. ■'■>; .
'. A number oririenhave taken* thai
places pf,the. old miners, who are
on strUce^. Xxnong "these", are the
following:.' -..Thos. Smith, . Chas.
Bunyan" and',Fat'::'M:ehan, all from
Michel:,". ^Mat" Graham,' -G.,;,W..
Smith, George Smith, Peter King,
Allen Shaw,JFrank Wheatlay.: Sam
Mortimer, Bert Martin, Wm". -Gill,"
J. ^.Currel. and, John. Horner. All
union men. are ..warned,, to look
out for these men r who'are }unfair
to.organized labor. ,-.   ..-s L: ".'7..~,
Drtiry Lane, London, Was br
lirely Destroyed by fire
I    This Week.'
Eastern Prices
Western Town
8«e oor fiprinff Bulta at $7.50, $10.00, $12.00 and $15 "
Working Shtfts it 756,^856 and- 81.00   :.
Working Shoes at $2,00, $2,75 and $3.00
Sweaters 11,00, $1,25, $1.50 nnd $2.00   "
Heavy Wool Sox 15o, 20c, 25c and 35c '
'' London, March 24.—Drury Lane
theatre, one of tlie most famous in
Lonclon, was practirally destroyed by
fire this morning. The whole interior
wajs ^destroyed' and the outside walls
badly damaged. The flames were first
discovered * about four o'clock in the
morhing bursting from the window's
of tlie building. It was ihen too late
to save the structure; which burned
.fiercely despite all the efforts ol the fire
brigade. ,",'-,.,, ■ '
There was no loss of life. The theatre has "been closed Miice the Pantomime ended. It would .have been re-
operted oh April j. 8. The origin of the
fire is unknown. '
Drury Lane theatre was first' opened
in 1663, burned in 1672 and re-opened
in 11574" with an address by Dryden,
who extolled its, ad vantages in location.
The burning of the third theatre'orrtlie
site took plsice on" February 24, 1809.
It was in,the famous Drury Lane theatre that' Garrickr Kean and Mrs.
Siddojis used to act'ih the Kemble'peribd.
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-*—ine «a,i-given^unu6r*tuo auHpii;os"i>f
the'-Order orOwIs'at Hosmer pn:Tues-
$&:-. ,-?*B*»*".lja*»E>waja a decided.success,
••*!?!.■ 76 ^ui^'Wng preaent. J, . ,.;
■ The'comtnit-t^ under,the rnanage-
tronfc of ;Mr. :AlTO'aeiidron.:are to' be
c^^rttultted on/thu», manner fjux.,' which
,^«ma^mentiil were^carrfai out. To
Mrf.r Ooarley ia due-ihe .thaoka ot all
th^ prwnt^fpr-the lunch whicb^ahe
ttervedto thcgoea^whl^w'ii^htfbftat
a6ted assniaster 61 c«remonie8i?a^of^ir-
formed his duties, in an excellent manner. The Kernie orchestra, under, the
direction-ol Prof.ihutB.'turnishodthe
music arid need'ess to- say-* was grand.
About 25 ybunij Fernie people went
-down and all returned reporting a most
enjoyable.tlnis, and hope to have the
pleasure of attending moro entertainments at Hosmer in future under, the
auspices of Hoamor Nost, No. 1%, Order
Mr. Jas. Brooks the popular
painter and paperhanger has taken
into partnership, Mr. W. Stanley
Terry, late of Toronto. Mr. Terry ia a' flrotclass workman of
large experience. The new firm is
prepared to do any class of home
decorating in up-to-date style.
Our Stock is now complete with the latest hovel-
.ties and choicest goods the manufacturers
■• •  ■ can   produce    .   -.       . „     ,
New Linens
New Dress Goods
New Dress Muslins
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, New Hosiery
■>■■ Our Spring Millinery is now  on display anri
.would,,be pleased to;have you cair and *
.; inspect it whether.you buy or not
the  f Hies^ood   C6
Kenora, March 27—Another ter-
rible dynamite accident occurred
at McDougall's camp, north of
Dryden on the. Grand Trunk Pacific construction work, by which
two Italians were killed and an-,
other dangerously wounded. The
-three men were at work in a
hole which had missed fire when
it suddenly exploded with the
above results.
Painters, Sign Writers, Etc.
Having taken into partnership Mr. W,
Stanley Terry, late of Toronto, who
comes highly recommended as being a
first class mechanic with a large experience in all branches of the trade,
will enable us to handle and take charge
of all orders incidental to the painting
trade.   Wc trust to have your favors.
Paper Haagiag is our
Edmonton, March 26.-^James 7>'.
Hyndman, barrister, was nominated at the Conservative convention yesterday to contest the Edmonton federal district in opposition to Hon. Frank Oliver, minis*
ter of the Interior, Hyndman is
a native of Prince Edward Island
and is a son-in-law of Sir Lewis
H. Davies of the supreme court
bench at Ottawa.
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Tuesday, March 31st
Fernie's most important show
of Paris and New York styles
I ask you to accept this
•as a pergonal invitation
to attend on the above
Mrs. E. Todd
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I'lAiiCH  ilaih, <1908.
The editor does not hold him-
eelf responsible for, opinions n expressed by correspondents.
Edmonton; Mar. 17,-1908.
, Editor Ledger: '•'
Dear Sir:—In your issue of Feb. i
14th I notice that Mr. Leheney is
after me for some alleged offences
in connection with the work" of
tbe lobbyists before the legislature, here during the recent session.
Outside of the statement that I
am a malicious liar and a vindicative coward I do not see .that
Mr. Leheney makes any, very definite statements with regard to
-what is the particular source' of
ids wrath.- ;     .;*^ffy \. '' ).>
tAs   far   as I can see, the question of whether I. am a liar or a
any particular interest to .the^mdn-
«rs of .Alberta^ or "(jB. ■ "C"..v and.:, fjon-?
sequently we will'not waste  any
time in discussing, this side issue.
. -Mr/    Leheney    charges me with
having "poBted". the lobbyists" of *
the mine workers and with having made my office the,headquarters for their activities during the
session.    I cheerfully, plead guilty.
fMr,     Leheney   also charges me.
with not knowing that dock-lab-
cotton     mill, . operatives,.
| the point and make the retraction
in order to clear up this much of
it. The matter is not vital to the
interests of the coal miners of Alberta anyway.
I will    come   now to the main
i proposition.' Mr. Leheney's "grievance seems to be that he did not
get proper recognition 'from, the
legislature or for the work he did
before the -legislature. I hope I can
show that this grievance was not
well founded, but in order to do
so I am. compelled to tell some
things that I had hoped it would
not be necessary to,tell.'
I. will commence at the beginning •- and tell the whole story
straight away, in order that there
may be no confusion in the minds
of the .reader.
mill.    .
tanners "and^such   like'-"were ^protected in the matter of industrial
^diseases in the old. country. ,},*= \,
I wiil let this go by default as
well. Up. to the hour of going to.
press I have not seen" very" many
dock laborers, cotton mill operators or tanners in, Alberta, and
consequently, did' not study the
clauses which are* in the British
Act for their protection. When
we get those classes of labor here
it will be. time enough to look for
legislation covering their case,
Regarding all those questions as
to when' Mr, Leheney. arrived in
Alberta, whether ho essayed to become organizer for the Society of
Equity or whether received his appointment as organizer for tho
Trades Council by vlrtiio of Parm
Pettipieco's support or not, I will
refer him to tho Edmonton Journal whore thoso statements wore
made. I did not write tho article
nnd did not see it until it appear-
cd in print. However, I have no
hesitancy in stating t"hat 1 prompted tho article which ho complains
oi, and did so for a purpose, Tho
errors in detail are not mine; thoy
belong to tho reporter of the
Journal. The moral responsibility
of tho appearance of tho article is
mine, and Mr. Leheney did not re-
quiro to waste so much space in
proving tho matter. I choorfully
admit it nnd will later show tho
reasons why t made the arrange*
rments by which tho article appeared,
-Regarding   tho   question of Mr,
Leheney's    credentials,   to   which
WklH.     *.C     i.41.4     4411,     >JJ'4 444^4>jiU     iOC. ,
ii my nrtlrie of thr SOtl. ..U-Ud
that Mr, Leheney secured credentials from the Edmonton Trades
Council it wan manifestly an er-
" ror on my part nnd I cheerfully
h.ai^c bwcL vv.4i.tL-.ti0a at> i*> ratten-*
sary under the circumstances in
order to "square" it on this
coiuwl As I have not the article
of the 20th by me at the present
time X can not state definitely just
what was the Innguage Hied, but
my recollection is that X intended
to state that some of the crowd
with whom Mr. Leheney went be*
■' In' the ,first place I will explain'
my connection .with the, whole matter. TojIJegin with I am notanac-
tive worker in ,the field of labor
agitation; :or. whatever you want
to call it: I do-not':represent any]
labor body, nor ever did. I had'
no official standing before* the leg-';
islature, or any where else as an1
emissiary 'of:>the cause. Further-1
more, I never at - any time anywhere was called upon to repre-i
sent the cause of labor. What ii.
thing..that,X„may..have.done sit1
any time in this way,, waB an entirely   voluntary,    action.„.on my
part, "and not in com'pU^nce with;
any'"'official ra'cgueat. I"am:no°t seek
ing any office, am not a "supporter. ;of the present government,'
either provincial or Pominion, and
havc^ no axe. to. grind.... My. Sympathies are' with ■ the -labor movement ' in the same, way that they
are with any movement for the
uplift of humanity, but I havo my
ideas of how to. take -advantage
of the play as it comes up,-and it
is* merely* a difference, of,these
ideas that stands betwoon Mr,
Lehoney and I,at the present time.
In other words, I am an opportunist, which Mr. Leheney is not!
My business is ^that of. a newspaper reporter, although I am not
working at it at present. In this
capacity I have,, attended tho three
sessions of the legislature'of Alberta and other legislative bodies
before that. I am personally acquainted with all tho mombors. I
mny be running u. bluff on myself
but I bellove I know bottor than
anyono else in tho province of
Alberta just where the members of tho legislature f,tand
on tho matter of labor legislation, X inn not goiii|if to
catalogue them hero, as there
would be no advantage in doing
so at the present time, but when
the time arrives to do ro I would
have no hesitency in giving whatever information I possoss along
theso HnoB if I thought it
would bo properly used in tho
interests of labor. On tlio same
lines, X am always willing to turn
a , trick when I think that the
came of labor wJll be benefitted,
T dc net V-dcn^ tc
will come to their own conclusions
as to how to get those votes.   It:
is not necessary to tell them that
you are     going to".vote.'.for .them
and it is not necessary to promise
that you wiU.     The-lobbyist who
is onto his job will\tell them,how
many yotes     there are in-certain
constituencies,    and what legislation, is most likely to be appreci-
ated^      The, natural desire'of the
politician to harvest approbation
will do the rest. The workinginen
can  get "all ^ the  legislation they
want-any    -old time, if they will
only study the game and find out
j how it works..".-. .They can not get
1 it all in a bundle, but they' never
<] need to let a session of the legislature   - go ' by   without    getting
j'something,'   and  what  they  have
they  can   generally  manage      to
There  are    many  thousands   in
the ranks. of labor who will disagree  with    this    hypothesis, but
{that makes    no. difference, to  me
I whatever..'.   I arii satisfied' that I
jam right,, all those to the contr-
.1 ary  notwithstanding.
Now here is how I came to be
mixed up    in '   the 'present , case:
Vfiien     your   convention at Lethbridge,cnoose the lobbyists to attend the session of, the legislature
here    they    choose;  in the person
of  Chas.  H.   Bichardson,, an ' old
friend of mine; a man whom     I'
have  known  personally  and intimately for many years, and whom
j I knew to be right. He knew that
■ I was acquainted with the legislature and its' manner  of wonting,
( and    that    I had   a line  on the
standing of the.members in regard
to     such    legislation as the Mine
Workers    wanted.'    He knew also
that I had    lent    a helping hand
! once or twice before over in B.- C.
when the Western .Federation had
an axe to  grind. He came to me
and asked me to help him along
in the matter in hand. As I said
before, I am always ready to turn
a    trick  for" the benefit  of labor,
and , although  there  was - nothing
in it for me I cheerfully consented
to do all that lay within my power.    Together     with Mr.   McWab,
whom I- found to have the right
kind .of Scotch common sense, we
went  to   various members  of the
legislature' and  interviewed them
on the question. We' got copies of
the' bills before they went to the
government printer and we -,knew
what they     were going to be before' they^ame'riiito"the'house. By
putting in the right kind of a kick
at the right    -time in (the-proper
place Messrs.. Bichardson  and Mc-
clauses in the  original drafts   of
the bills which, had they got into
the house/ might have been pretty
difficult'to' deal with., They found
the members - who were" naturally
friendly to; the cause of labor, and
they put     them>to work as   .the
champions .' of     the. changes that
were wanted in 'the'bills.' The eight
hour law    went'through without
any friction   and the   compensation   act was'going along nicely
when :Mr. Leheney took a hand, d
may say that Mr. Leheney saw   a
draft of the  bill, ih my, office be-,
fore it was discussed' in the house
and H'e'said' at that:time1 th'at it
was'; a'pretty good act for Alberta
and a better act .than, the,B.f C.
act.     However    there were other
things occurring about this time
which changed his.mind. I do not
Say,  recollect,  that the. bill     as
originally, presented, or as' finally
passed, was    entirely satisfactory
to your delegates, but merely that
Mr, Leheney and they wore of .the
same opinion   at    the commencement, that it was n. pretty fairly
good act and one which, if passed
would constitute a good, workable
act.     So far, 30 good, and every-
ono  working  along harmoniously
toward a common end,
Right    here  is the placo whore
Mc. Leheney fell down,
When  the     conservative politicians of the city of Edmonton saw
•cue,    bill coming up thoy saw un
opportunity  of putting tho government up in    the air. and they
proceeded to do it. Jn order to do
ihe     job right    thoy needed Mr,
J-eheney, A prominent member of
tho     Kdmonton   Trades   council,
whose     name I will not mention
here as it is not nocossary, and a
local lawyer with political aspirations,  a Mr.    MaeKio by nnmo,
surrounded Mr. Leheney and showed him where Chore was a brilliant opportunity to start an agitation,  Thoy    furnished him   with
copies of   tho   British Compensation     net   and   showed him the
points of inferiority in tho Alberta act, all of which he might havo
gotten     by coming to my offlco.
and started him  out  on thu big
campaign. Jack Lohcnoy is a pretty astute politician nt tln..,i,   an
enthusiastic worker and a protty
good     orgnni»o*\ ,-..ud  as nn old
hand at tho game ho should havo
been tbe last man in the t/orld to
have become entrapped in such an
obvious deadfall n*. he pot into;
but tho blind manner in which ho
wallrpd into it was the joko of the
conservative coinnilttoa rooms for
a month,
were not satisfied with the act,as
brought in* that they would, ''be/;
safer in throwing the whole.thing
out..'They'were certainly up. in' ,the
air, and Leheney was' the unconscious "agent of;!the conservatives
in putting them'there..For several",
days tbe bill hung]hi" the balance,"
and it was touch and go' whether
they would.be any.,bill or not.-
This was the situation when the
article appeared in the "-Journal. I
have  no   Hesitation  in  admitting
that I had something, to-ao with
the appearance of the article. A reporter  of  the Journal wanted    a
story    and    I  show'ed him  where
there was one!- He, wrote the story
and the     members of the legislature read it.     After they had read
it <and had read between the lines
they saw Mr. Leheney in a different light. In other "words, the effect  of the article,was to  expose
Mr.  Leheney's position, and with
the      exposure  he,, lost prestiage.
Where he had°the legislature "buffaloed" the'day before, he did not
have a look in the day*after. They
recognized.the absurdity of being
afraid of Leheney.      '
''Then Leheney did the most foolish thing of his career.. In the lace
of defeat,    when    he should have
bucked up. and made himseif felt,.
when he : needed all his faculties
and resources     to" preserve his .reputation, he got drunk,,, and stayed- more  or less drunk until   the
legislature ' adjourned.      Furthermore,  when he - was' drunk he .undertook to interview the Premier
and several- members" of the government. ' The effect) of course, was
to put'him out" of .court altogether, and from this time forward he.
was not a factor in the'game.
All" that remained then to be
done was -to give the government
an assurrance that the mine workers wanted the compensation act,
that they would be disappointed
if it was thrown out," and ' that
they were there for the purpose of
getting, a law and-not to block
the government. In order to-make
this assurrance more binding your
lobbyists wired Mr.: Sherman and
got hirti *, 'to Edmonton in'order
that he might add his assurrance
to theirs. Mr. Sherman came and
the law went through.'     ;;,.    \
Remember, I do not'say'that .the
law as it-went through was altogether satisfactory, and J doinot
say that' there •" -was no attempt
made' to get any amehdniehts. On
the other '-hand,;' there- was ^ a'.'Wr-.'
idus .-' attempt~_ to 'get. some'very'
radical -changes'"in" trie act and''up
to',' the 'time"ofoMr. "Leheney's:l in-.
lity-Hhat".-these 'would.vh&ve been,
acceeded. - -After-,'-', that-, ~> however,
the case' was different; and'while
some changes'were''gotten; -/'atUl'
while'these -'changes; were important, there is gbo'dr'reason-'tocbelieve that much more could have
been accomplished had Mr. Leheney; been away.in the tall-timbers
W; J. Wrigiesworth, D;D. S,;
D-E3I*TTISa?''^■-"" " [ '!
Ofhoe Houksi- gsoto 12 a.m. lto 5p.'m
$:'. '   ,   6.S0 to8 p.m. ; "'.   r       . :' ,
■-• , Office in A'ex. ti ok'a Block , -     - ;.
over Slum'. Bakery.    '
tfERNIE,        — ■       -        --,-.'     •B"-c
Insurance arid Customs Broker
Crow's. Nest   Trading   Co., Block,
,    Fernie, B. C.
L.  P.   Eckstein
Barr!8Tkr-at:Law, Solicitor    *''
Booms 1 & 3, Henderson block., Ferine, B. C.
fl. Kerr & Co.
Contractors and Builders
..?'     -Plaaa. Specifications and Estimates famished on application.
,*.-   Plenty  of GOOD  DRY  LUM-
..beh.on/hand:, „
St. k. KE-SR.     ""'       \
AnAitect     aad Saperiatendcat
Office at Reaideacc,
meets in the Miners' Hall every   .
, alternate Thursday at 8 p.m.-
Js Barber** L'P-s-i D'D-S--
J:^ ' ,. ^DEWTISTV- \*-.^
I   T. W    Block,   opposite the
Office hours—8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Latoe & Fisher
Crow's   Nest    Trading   Co,"   Block;
Fernie, B. C,    ,
L. SNOW, Pres.
Builder and Contractor
Estimates cheerfully pi ven and work,
promptly^executed to the satfa- \
faction of oar customers. I.
Townsite   Agents*-
Fernie add Hoemer
W. H, HC86, K. C.
J. 8. T. ALKIANBia
Ross & Alexander
Office In L. T, W. Block, Victorl* Avenue.
Henderson Block   Fernie
Fire,Life& Acci-
dent Insurance
• I -.may say in conclusion that I
do not     relish    having to make
these   statements. ;<and   had ^Hr."
X*heney^'left^*;-hie'Vone 1 would
have left-him 'alone. Furthermore
I do not make them with any intention „..of^..detracting„frbm. Mr.
Leheney's usefulness as an organ*
iter: or;a8 a worker in the cause'
of labor.    I recognize him. as  a
valuable worker and an able man
and I think that the working-men.
of the province would lose a valuable field worker if they were:to
lose him,   but,. we all    have our
moments, and this was one time
that Jack got     off wrong. I am
satisfied that     his few weeks' experience "here will be worth moro
to him that any other'year of his
lifo. and I would offer a ten to one
tx-t that tho next time some of the
small fry . politicians' try,to surround him that he will see them
coming. At any rate, I have    no
iquarrel with Lehenoy, hold no ma<*
lico, and will   harbor  no animosities over     this littlo pleasantry,
whether he dofis or not. Our personal affairs, howover, can not bo
of any moment to the' miners of
the   Pass,     and so I guess it is
about  time.to  cut it out,     Tho
only thins** moro I can say-is that
the law is   there; tho boys \. can
road it for thoj-jisfilvofl and judge
whether  it  was   hotter   thun; nothing or not. That was the choice
which Mr. T-ehenoy and his friends
forced ojv yoi .** 1 oWhylsts.
'•- Plans and Estimates^ furnished.
Jobbing.  Sash and* Doors,  .
Builderls, Stairwork a Specialty
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Wudjvooti flchool, of which Mr,
Leheney is un illustrious pupil,
nnd I have my own ideao as to
how the trick should be turned,
which ideas do not coincide with
say that the destruction of all
matter lies within itself, On the
same lines, it has always occurred
to me that the easiest way to get
what you want from the politic*
ian* is to go nt them en a political basis. Politicians ar* (ond of
ofnet—otherwise they would not bo
politicians. They hold office     by
fore the government secured ths i •*»•-«• o' ***• *<>*« *b»y «••- Y««
credentials of the Edmonton Trad,,} •■«»•* the votes, If you lesvi thsm
tt Council. However, I will waive   »-on*, up to a certain point, they
Ho arrnngiod and held
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«nd mnde n. holl«r nbout th« net
which reached clear to the corners
of the province. At these meetings
the conservatives were well represented and vociferous in applause.
At the opera house meetinp. ths
"lit" of mMrVi T rlo not •*»•«:e~i*;*;r
at the present time, the conservatives attended in a body, adjourning one of their meetings in order to go down and help Lehoney
along. The scheme worked like a
charm. The sum and substance of
Leheney's spiel was that if ths
government was not ready to give
the British aet as amended that
the xvorklnfrmon of the province
did not want any act at all. At
least that is the way it appeared
to the memWra of the liberal legislature, and they took the
-•rounds that If the working-men
for tho (arm, ff«rdi.n, lawn or
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IRev. Father Jan Speaks-to the
Catholics of the Danger^
of Socialism
There, appears to his a grSwinfr tendency on tho part of tho trades unions,
> their leaders aud sonic'ni'einhers in this
•city to be sbaorved by socialism and
its principles'. ~ I  want' ,to  take this
■opportunity to warn every Catholic
trades union cmBri to be on his giiard,"
■said Father Jan'at the different services
in St. Mary's -church yesterday
•morning:. ,-„„-'?.".
i a
Continuing the subject, Father Jan
' -said the word "Socialism" sujreestcd
•sueplcion., The party itself which has
.*-assumrd-,.so. many., changes .and..far-,
reachinj-<r doctrines', 'embracing many
-dangerous theories, ia disapproved by
'the church. Their teachiiiffs and
meanings are so varying1 and so indefinite that il allowed to pass unchecked
•would ultimately, prove destructive, to
family tics,,, private property and.to
.religion; ;
1\ will often be found-tho speaker
'said, upon investigntien.-that. .some
leaders of trades unions" are affiliated
with the Socialist party. Though they
appeal tn-dm wnrkiiigmeh from the
■platform and pretend to lie interested in
•his welfare, at heart they.care nothing
;for him, or his condition, but are. only
•seeking ' steppin*/- stones, to higher
•offices.S- ,•».*.„ ,' ••-'.'- . ■ I
■ The c'hurdi' does nov? nnd has always
•encouraged labor unionp. . They tend
to bring ' about''n-higher'standard of
•efficiency , and4.better "conditions and
wages for their members.
... It is all very, well to talk, about the
time when there will be universal hapni-
ness and equal wealth for all, etc., but
•we are a.long distance from there at
•the present'time.*-   *'      ,. ' ,   -  -
Although this party has been! in ox-
that thoy.have rendered much assistance ■ In the" way of charity, or in
•alleviating the sufferings of the poor.
A few years ago the prime' movers for
Socialism iu France were men of vast
wealth and ample means, and they were
.-. noted. for never giving, directly or
indirectly, material assistance, either
in the cause of charity, or equipping
schools, tenements or hospitals for
the poor.       -
A short time ago, lie said, a speaker
in this line in Calgary went so far ns to
-speak lightly, if not coutemptiously, of
, religion nt n public gathering. Thorp
are other speakers in Calgary whoso
names ho would not mention.now, but
would bo pleased to do„so in private, to
any ono interested, whose teachings
and doctrines are dangerous nnd mis-
In conclusion, Father Jan exhorted
•all interested pnrlieH to' refrain from
-encouraging or joining the forces of
-this organization.—Cnlirnrv Aluertan..
One of the features of a clergyman'**,
character "should be a sense, of justice
which no religious, prejudice or class
bigotry should have power to sway. "
Wo Socialists have been maglincd
time and again; we have been depicted
in evvery typo from the harmless dream:
er to the wild,,eyed and red handed
assassin;» we have i-been .condemned
without a hearing and* otir doctrines
have been criticized without knowledge,
bur characters have been defamed, but
our critics and calumniators have never
been able to assign a reason that'would
make good their charges, or weaken
our argument.
The pulpit has well been called the
"Coward's Castle," where the minister
will launch forth his bitter tirades that
may blast reputations or riilri-a cause
without fear of reply. Had Father Jan
been half as consistent with our propaganda aa lie would have his congregation believe, be would have known that
our platform 'was" at the service of anyone who felt that he could contravert
our statements, and expose a fallacy he
believed harmful.
'."Socialism would, wreck tho family
ties," asserts his reverence. Does he
for a moment believe that family ties
could bo moro rudely broken,'Or home's
more ruthlessly shattered and effectively destroyed than they are today.
iHecannot attribute this effect to Socialism: candor will compel-him to acknowledge that they result from the
practical workings of the vilest system
that+ever cursed the humanfamily—
capitalism. Where in "our'' great industrial centers, or even. our.smaller
cities, can Father Jan adduce proof
that capitalism safeguards tho home.,, Is
he aware of the effect of unemployment
on the. home, life—-its scattering effect?.
Does .he. know, .that .the,, poor^ female
wage elaves of the factories and depart-,
ment stores travel aivinellhed pathway
to the brothelP^Tliat Beductiph whispers
iii golden tones; hi;, the -.-hovels,, of -.the
poor?' Has he ever been domiciled in;
the over crowded tenements of a city
slum, that possesses none of the ,attii-:
butesiweare used to associate .with the
termvVhonie,'-?,.Tlie evidence of home
wrecking influences of capitalism"are
;piled high on everyvhapd, even Calgary
.can furnish its quota. Father Jan
should .travel. as.a,yvage.w6rker;..then
he wo~i!ld~'know the wormfor what'itlsj
and his "home ties'' would, after a few.
years, be but a memory,
' I refer his reverence to your report of
Com. O'Brien's jecture as-to our destructive intentions, with regard to private property. He speaks In the name
of the Socialist Party of Canada and
Bald,,"the Socialist is not after private
property, but capitalist property."
There is moro 1 wish to say but space
forbids 1 stand ready to debate with
Father Jan—"Capitalism as the champion home wrecker "
Yours truly,
Dreading.a Duty Doubles the Task of
Discharging It.
A small boy whose one task for the
day: consists In bringing a pail of
spring water,to the house' began to
pine away, aud his anxious mamma
called In the family doctor. The boy
submitted listlessly to a thorough examination, the result of which puzzled
the man of medicine. "Does' he eat
well?" he asked. "Fairly so," was the
reply. "And sleep?" he queried. "Oh,
yes, " but he drags through tho day
without a symptom of Interest," was
the mother's reply.    .     " ■ ' -
The doctor .looked long and hard at
the child and then bad a bright
thpiight "What does he do In the way
of "work?" he asked. "Nothing but
: bring a pall of water from the spring
every morning." "Cut out that water
carrying task for-a week,". said the
doctor, "and let me know the result"
The week worked a miracle In Wll-
1 lie's .'health. The boy had been
weighted down, by tho thought of a
. dally task, and it was not because he
, was lazy.. Ho did other things with
the greatest willingness; but''he so'detested that' one monotonous' ifask that
it'affected his health. There are many
grownups like WHIie, Indulging'*!, distaste for necessary duties to the extent
of clouding the sunshine of life. ,
Dreading a duty doubles the task of
discharging It There are a few wise
persons In the.world who resolutely attack disagreeable .tasks'o nnd clear
them out of tho way. before,they get
troublesome^ Watch' a wonian_who
sits down to' an'unwelcome lask oi.
darning hosiery. She looks over the
' articles and spends her first strength
on-the small rents, leaving the large
ones till she begins to get weary. Beginning with the' big oues, she. would
finish comparatively easy. This is the
: usual feminine method ' of. working.
• Men who amount to. anything attack
the heavy work" and clear the way.' to
easier things; and when the decks are
clear they heave n"slgu of-.'satisfaction,-something a woman iiever does. -
Damage to Roadway Along Shelter Bay-
legs Hurled Inland.
How to Get New Health and Strength in
the Spring.
J. T. leheney Stands Ready to
Debate the Question,
•Editor Alhcrtaii—
In your Isano of tho Kith inst., Father
Jan Is reported tu hnvo used his pulpit
on Sunday night limt for thn purpose- of
tusking nn nttack on Socialism, and
Socialists who are members of tho trades
unions In particular.
1 do not proBumo to Instruct tho rov-
'Orond [renLlemnn ns to (he sourco he
should pursue In Ids pulpit, hut 1 would
su-v-ooit that whon ho doserls tho realm
of speculative theology for tho Held of
material tlilnjrii, he Is apt toll.id himself
on dangerous ground.
Ills training does not qualify him to
am.me tho role of Instructor to thoso
•whom tho exigencies of a (for them)
oppressive ajstem havo fitted to cops
with the sttuntion far hotter than nny
I was brought up In tho same religious
•jiivironmeiit as father Jan, and I know
atwufih ol 11m vrlctlho**} la led tMhlk-d
that it was In obodlonce to a sense of
duty that ho uttered his malediction.
But I know too, how poorly a Catholic
training fits him to deal Intqll.j-ont.y
*«!;.. Cu4 *-4.!)j«:v-. k>* &*-,*ta\,,-M.i, » do not,
doubt that misfortune and misery
Father Jan would commiserate. T have
no hesitancy in believing that he would
sympathize with and sunlit'suffering.
Out ho could never realism as wo of tho
working class, who have run thftgamut
or human miserv, and experienced all
tha vlcUnltuilas of a ws(r« slavVi llfn,
and when he atlribn.es ulterior motives
to us ho does us great Injuntlre. iris
-church will tell Mm that a reparation
equivalent to tho wrong done Is due
from him to u«.
Tho winter months Bro trying tn the
health of even tho mont robust. Cor-
flnomont, indoor iu ovurhented and
nonrly always badly ventilated rooms—
in tho homo, In tho shop nnd in the
school—tnxus the vitality of ovuu the
KtrontfQRt. The blood becomes thin mid
watery, or cloj-fl-ed with impurities, tho
liver ttliitfp-lHli, thu kidnoys weak. Sumo,
tlmofl you got up In tlio morning; jiiHt as
tired as whon you went to bed, Bomn
ponplc havo headaches; others nro low
spirited; somo Imvc pimples and skin
eruption. Thoso nro all sprint* symptoms that tho blood Is out of condition.
You can't euro thoso troubles with pur-
ffntlvo medicines, which merely gallop
through tho system leaving you still
weakor, What you need to glvo you
strength In spring is n tonic, and tne
ono always rollablo tonic and blood
builder Is Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.
Theio pills not only banish spring Ills,
but guard you agaiiiBt tho moro serious
ailments thnt follow, such as anaemia,
nervous debility, rheumatism, Indigestion ami kidney trouble. Kvorydono
or Dr. Williams* Pink l'llli makes now
rich red blood which strengthens overy
nervo. ovory organ and every part of
the body. This Is why Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills IB tha favorite spring medicino with thousands and thousands
throughout Canada. Try this modlclna
this spring and you will havo energy
and sU^iiKt'i to rosl*. thu (urrui heat ot
the coming summer. Mrs. J, Ilaskel,
of Port Maltland, N. ft, *my»- "I was
troubled with headaches, had a bad
tasto in my mouth, my tongue was
um-ttiu, aim . was thmy tired nnd Mil*
fered from a reeling of depression. I
got a supply ol Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
and It was not long before thoy began
to help mo and 1 was soon feeling as
well as ever I had boon." You can get
thesn pills from any medlrlfie dealer or
by mail at 50 cants a box or six boxes
tort-ltV) from Tho IV, Wllllsms' MHI-
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Miss Hanscom Will 'Design Emblem
"For the Alaska Exposition. "*■",""
The latest woman to. distinguish her--
self In competition,.not only-with her
sisters,- but in a free for., .ill struggle
wherein her abilities , were -pitted
against,'man's, as. well aa woman's,'-Is
Wash. Miss Hanscom has been awarded the $500 prize offered for the best
design for an official emblem for the
Alaska-Yukon-Paciflc expoiltlon, which
will Be held'iri Seattle In 1909.
: Several hundred designs were sub-
, mlttcd, many of which showed decided'ability, but none of them so well
expressed the, purpose and meaning
of the exposition as that prepared by
Miss Hanscom. ner "drawing show?
three female ugurcB framed in.a circle
The.figuro to tho,right typifies the Pacific slope, with right hand extended In
welcome and the left holding a train
of cars representing commerce by land.
Tbo figure to the left represents the
orient; and the ship In her hand represents commerce by sea.. Tho central
figure In' white Is that of Alaska, tho
whito representing tho north, and tho
nuggets In her hands representing her
vast mineral resources.
, Across the sky In tho background Is
seen tho aurora borcnlis so vivid In tho
north. Tho purple background with
tho many colors of tlio northern Ilgbta
makes a rich coloring. At tho sldo of
tho flguro on tlio right nro tall trees,
typical of tho immense forosts of tho
territory represented by tho exposition.
* Pwevelstoke, B. C', March 2*3 —Ono of,
the most remarkable events'that has
taken place in the Arrowhead district
for many years, and one which has set
tlie people in the vicinity thinking- out
ail- manner,, of causes, occurred a few
days ago in the Arrow lakes , Without
anyjwanii' p or premonition nearly six
acre's of land in Shelter Bay, under the
lee of Baruock Point, on the west shore'
of Arrow lake, suddenly 'subsided" into
the water, the suction caused the sinking of'this vast mass of earth and rock
as it sank, creating* a large whirlpool^
and, raising a tidal wave which "swept
up the'ehore carrying all before it .The
receding flow rolled back across the
lake;and broke upon the. beach at Galenas bay, hurling the pile'of logs which
were on the water's edjio come.distance
inland.'.. -' .   . -
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Beating motion should always bo last
Whou Intcrrnptc-J while frylnff In
deep fat, drop a crust of dry brond Into
tbo fat to prevent Its burning,
When tho timo for cooking vegoln*
blos Is limited, pour boiling wnter over
them, then drain nnd cook In tho
usunl way.'
When frying croquottoB bo suro to
plnngo tho basket In hot fat boforo
tho cro'iuottes aro placed in It, Thin
will prevent thoir adhorlng to tho wlro
whon lifted out,
When ronstlng meat, to innko tho
grnvy nlco nnd brown, tnko n table*
B|KKHiful of sugar nnd melt tt In n pan
till It smokes, then ndd boiling wnter,
stir well and mis with tho gravy.
Cracker or bread crumbs used In
covering tho (ops or scallops, etc.,
should bo well greased in molted bottor. This makes n better covering
than iho dry crumbs dotted with but*
tnr ond uses less nf the latter Ingredient 	
In Nsw Zealand.
In New Zealand the hoime nf representatives has Jimt voted 337 to 20 111
favor of making womon eligible as
members   ot   the   upper   bouse.  Tn
Ai[»t**»ll«   •wnm'on  nri* nlrenilv  ollflhla,
to all offices from •rime minister down,
but when New Zeuland fourteen ye*n
•go garo women full suffrage It «x»
prwuly detrtrred them from perils*
merit. This restriction, It seems, Is
aow to be removed,
A Novil Jslly idee.
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enough of the smaller end of tho shell
to onable yon to remove the content*.
Wash the shells cnrefully, then put
them sway In somo wife plnce. At Jolly mskmg time till tliiw xh«>lls with
jelly, covering (ho In-okou end with
paraffin panor. Tt Is Imposslbln to
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eyj Fin. Sec., Thos. Biggs. '
i HOSMER,   . 2494—Pros,      G.     C.
i Cole; See. Wm. N. Reid.
j MICHEL, 2334-Pies., Wm.    Col-
I    grehoun; Sec, Charles Garner.
| COLEMAN, 2033-Pros., W.   Hay-
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FRANK, 1263--PreB., Fred Allott;
Sec, George Nichols.
LILLE, 1233-Pres., T. Evans;
.   Sec,, A, W. May.
BELLEVUE, 431-Pres., F. Lewis;
Sec, Fred Chappell.
HILLCREST, 1058-Pres., Robert
Livett; Vice-Pros., J. Lagace;
Sec, Harry,T. Cooper
LUNDBRECK, 2B7B~Pres. Hsrs*
chel Kayo; Soc, Geo Thos. Wright,
WOODPECKER, 2200-Pres,, W.
R. Hughes; Sec, John Fletcher,
MORRINVILLE, 2378-Pres., C.
H, Richardson; See., J. Matheson.
Sec, T. Entwistle,
CANMORE, 1387-Pres. A. J.
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Fisher; Sec, F. Dyson.
TABER. 102-Pres., T. Doyle;
Sec, wm, Murdook,
LETHBRIDGE, 674-Pres. B. O,
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TABKR, l-i&U-Pras., Alt. Rob*
erta; Bee., Robert Doodaon. ,,
CITY MWEfl. 2R40, Edmonton-
Pres,, T. James;.
STRATHCONA, 2248-Prei., John
Saint; Ssc, Jas. Poolo.
WHITE     STAIt     MINES,   2013,
»W -ajt** <•*••* *afWa*a *t»   •  «. -a ■ | V  jL«, Sf *• - ■> *
er; Sec, Nell Me Cormiek.
BUSH MINES, 28S6, Edmonton—
Fres., Chas. L. Bryce; Sec,
MERRtTT-Pres.     Frank     St«rl,
[See. Thomas Calvert.
' Presidents and secretaries whose
j names do not appear on this, list
j are requested to forward the;u to
j this office for insertion.
I   Continued inquiries reach us for
i the foregoing information. ,
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How much longer, will we consent
to be mere logs in the maelstrom of
onr industrial system., Several hundred men have been, idle in almost
every town in the West all winter,
and now the green grass is commencing:, to show ap, we, who have been
. fortunate enough to have had steady
work, are  experiencing that most
'   direful of modern calamities, slack
times.   Almost live hundred men
have been laid off in Fernie, Michel
r and Morrissey in the last few weeks
and the. end is not yet.
Most   direful   indeed!     Against
smallpox, pneumonia, fever and other
evil visitations we can at least fight,
arid have effective organization constantly  at war  with  them...    But
against the portentioos. approaches^
industrial inactivity what course are
we to pursue.   Are our trades unions
of any avail?    Experience proves
not.'     Have   we   any   insurance
agencies or friendly societies who are-
willing to protect its patrons during
enforced   idleness   while   iri  good
health and sound of limb?   We are
o not cognisant   of any . such. .   Do
governments institute "for the people,
by the people" attempt to alleviate
the distress ?   Federal governraeJts
' of confederate gtates by recent deci-
sions,   answer    emphatically    no!
Municipal   governments   however,
havo been prevailed. upon to take
the matter in hand and provide In
some cases work, In some cases provisions.   Apparently then something
can ,be done.   Cities have been forced by bnndsof unemployed marching
to the municipal buildings and presenting their demands personally, to
,   deal wllh, 'jlit* situation, albeit thoy
•havo not done SO yery adequately.,
,}[Wi* o^ni. brothers in distress do not
live in  incorporated, cities and a
march to Otlaw.i, Victoria, or Edmonton   is   out ' of   tho. question.
Besides tho two provincial houses
have prorogued.   We cannot petition
in person.   And, oh, the shame of the
. fact that wo must petition 1   But wo
can write, all it will cost is ink and
1   paper, postage not being required
when -writing to a member of parliament during session,  so let every
worker  who is out of employment
write to Premier Laurlor and to the
member   representing   hla riding.
Tho    approaching   elections'  will
possibly induce these vine-catching
politicians to move in tho matter. Put
, It up to them at any  rnte, both
collectively through your locals nnd
individually by writing yourself,give
them to understand that the ownors
of tho nmchinery of production aro
incapable nf en rrylng on tho Industry
of tho country.   Dj not throw your
money If you happen to possess Homo,
away on railroad farn in n. vnin attempt to seek   ivorlc.    Force   tho
Kovornment's hand in the meantime
with petitions, if possible, but stay
whore you can'exercise your franchise- and then register vonr pro'CBt
moro  potently  at tlm  fo-tllnt  box.
Therein  lion our only hopo ol tho
aluoluto solution of tho problem, pro
viding wo vote for soclnllsm.
Industrial    unity    Is    strength.
Political unity Is victory.
Tlio Frco Press, under tlio hooding
of "From the ahoalder,". honors a
clipping Irom the Sunset Magazine
with a place in its editorial columns.
.Tust what tho title exactly means is
a moot point, Wo aro Inclined to thn
!df*i thnt le 1« noed no npnlnji-f.n*-. to -i
blow from tho shoulder In prize ring
parlance; a terrlblo blow Indeed—
when It lands.
Addison, in those Inimitablo Sir
Rodger do Covcrloy papers, speaks
of an excellent excrete which hnsall
the pleasures ot boxing without the
blows: lighting one's shadow. It It
pleases the individual with the vlrn*
lent verbosity, who penned thstartlcle
to indulge in the pleasant pastime of
fighting his mental shadow, it is no
one's business buthis own. We might
be disposed, after the manner of quarreling schoolboys, to shout'* "Agitator
yourself," not without justice;" but
prefer to point out, continuing the
analogy, that the blow fell short/ ,.
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Unless you can! rail /the scientific
and fatalistic aspect from the British
Columbian and Albertan Labor move*-
ment, you. but offend your pen and
paper to shed ink so copiously. , The
Sunset writer may know what he
meansi but it is extremely difficult
for us to grasp the true significance
of his tirade at all times. He is in
several places most inexcusably obscure. .'
Just exactly what his remarks on
the anti-Asiatic question amount to is
beyond our comprehension, if he
maintains that the radical Labor
union officials gave semblance of reason to the idea that.this question was
a labor question, be grossly misrepre
sents the true situation. Every advanced Unionist or Socialist knows
that it is a small business-man'movement pure and simple. The working
class have protested ineffectually
against the Asiatics for' years, but it
was not until the Japs and Chinks
commenced to go into business ..for
themselves that the real howl went
up. His remarks on the Salvation
Army and discouraging white labor
from settling in,the country are,, considering the present state of the labor
market, so ridiculous that they border on the sublime. But it is quite a
surprise to be .told tJat few of these
agitators "live upon the wages of
those, who do work.", From such
sources as we are now considering,
we generally,hear something quite
contrary! He laments the fact that
these agitators absorb to themselves
the political influence of the working-
man. This is the nigger in the wood
pile of Capitalism. This* is ^what
troubles The Sunset arid'The Fr«e
Press and others of like kidney. Too
bad, ab the old lady said of tl e ranch
eggs, too bad. ,;
The demand for coke is but small com-,
pared with "the number of ovens that
could produce coke. Tho C.'N "P. Coal
Company's . management are- doing
their utmost to obtain sa'.eB for coal and
coke, but find it hard work to keep the
mines running. Thelnternatiohal CorI
& Coke Co. eeem to be one of the lueky
ones in a etnifrgle. for .the survival of
tbe fittest, their-mine turning ;onb a
large output.     .:■,-'     ;, ...   " ,
The lumber mills have not commenced cutting yet. A lot of lumber seems
to, bo piled up.in the yards, but with
the large influx, of settlers into the
prairie provinces it is expected that a
lotof lumber will be required for building new home?.
working class that'ninny nf their representative's" have beeii'olili'i'<'(l" to i.vfc'for
charity when out campiiL'Tmig mi the
workers' behalf. .ThisiSK-iinspei truth,
in spite of the vaporing of onr loi-al
contemporary ,(who hasn't the intelligence to discUBs.Socialism'but must
copy from exchanges), that ajrltators
make fat livings out,of iyorkhi<r,n.Pi!,
but this time we 'will see-that onr
standard-bearer is not-reduced lo
boffgii.ir. The financitijf of this election
will be met by cnntiiblittons from Socialists and flympathizors, and it is tile
nickels and dimes of working men that
will.be opposed" to the ,"lm .checks".,of
capitalist corporations, also the supplying of free liquor as whs done in Fernie
last election;
Calgary, March 25.—-The case of
Breckenridge & Land vs. Travis has
been before Mr. Justice Beck in the
supreme court for the Inst three days,
Tho plaintiffs sued Judjje Travis' for
85,185 for lumber supplied-.hy them for,
the judge's houses,. which were .under
contract hy P. J. Short, who ordered
the lumber.    ,
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The defendant, Jud<re Traviw, putJr
a counter claim for $5,000 damages for
conspiracy to defraud. <,.,     ,'.'•**   ,,
After hearing the evidence. Justice
Beck dismissed the plaintiff's claim and
the counter claim, leaving the question
of costs to be decided afterward.
The decision is a very important one
under the mechanicsMien law!" The
judge"refused to follow the decision of
Mr. Justice Stuart in the case of Swan-
son vs. Mollison and holds that in no
case can a contractor be held liable to
lien holders for more than the contract
price, and that the owner is.not bound
to see to the application of the monies.
Likewise he held that when th<3 owner
for cause-takes a contract out of;the
hands of the contractor he is entitled..to
retain sufficient to complete the work,
and that lien holders who may have
claims at the time of cancellation o£ trie
contract share only* in the balance'of
the monies unpaid by the owners at
the time of such cancellation," alter
allowing for costs of completion. -"   '■*
This decision is directly contrary to
the view held by lumbermen and merchants in general, and should be Carefully noted by them.     _■'■-- > •. '   i"
It was the pennies and Bixpences.of
the factory girls and men that sent
Victor,, Cray son as. member, for Colno
Valley, Yorkshire, En?land, to-the
English Parliament, and what was done
in Collie Valley wecaifgo a bit better
in Kootenay, It is not enough to subscribe to campaign fundi; it ia necessary
to have a vote in order you may register
your kick against oppression. If you
do not get, on the voters' list before
March 30th your chance will be-gone.
The qualifications for n vote are.- A
British subject, 21 years of ago, six
months in British Columbia, and SO
days in this district.'
,. So Register I   Register!   Register!
In the. curling competition for
the Liphardt pins, in the final
games, the rink'skipped by Burn-
side beat Campbell's rink by 13
to 10 and Eev. Grant's rink by
19 to 2, therefore proving victors.
The victorious rink is:
F.  C. Lawe.       ,
, Eev. 1. W. Williamson.
, H. J. Johnson. .
J. Burnside, skip, v
The present stagnation of trade-is
haying* (3 serious effect upon the wage
earners, larj**? nurnbprs of whom are
beginning to suffer hunger In SPHip sections of our country. The usual rnrnedy
is being provided—cl^arity and soup
kitchens. What working men want Is
not charily. Wo want the opportunity
to perform useful labor, at fair v.nges,
until wc ehqll become sufficiently educated to abolish the present wAgei system and thereby put an end to tho un*
employed question. '    ■„
These next few years will severely
test the staying powers of mnny.pf our
Labor Unions. Wo nro certain tho use
of tho injunction Inw by tho capitalist
class will havo a splendid vitalizing
effect upon some of our International
Aristocratic Labor Unions. A few moro
jolts, and some people will sit up and
take notice thnt the only effective
method to fight for tho rights of labor is
lo take a leaf out of our economic
mnsters' book, and elect our brightest
and best men to the parliaments of our
countries and there fight our bnttleB,
whero they will hnvo to he fought in
future—on tho political field.
The vnrlous Labor Unions aro slowly
but suroly side-tracking tho old party
hacks who havo led them in the past.
It is becoming exceedingly difficult for
Grits or Tories to "swing" tho Labor
vote these days. „
Wm, Davidson,, Executive Board
Member for District No. II Wnstorn
Federal Inn of Minors, pild a visit to
the Crow's Nest cnnlflolds this week
and met, with a romilng reception nttho
hands of tho hoys,   Come again. Bill.
About 400 miners and mine InhnroiH
have been laid off throuifh the cloning
down of No*. I), 4 and fl mlius, Michol,
and No, 0 mine, Coal Crook, Wo hullevo
thnt InMond nf giving clmrlty tn tho
unemployed miners, the inlnnrn who
nro working should share up the work
with those who arc Idle, Live nnd lot
live. ■'■
      0-—    ■'■'-
About 2,000 men nro Idlo In District
.(U. lo.      Hill-Ill* llit; i'lHlUI l-uifjil nut, it
iuMVip fn.lr*wlii,i/. Y.ri'ckfnflihjre fir T.ntitl
Coal Co,, Luiulurccki West Canadian
Collleilos, Limited, Lille nnd Rollovtui;
Cnntdlfln-Amoricnn Coal ft Cokn Co,,
Frank) Loltch Collieries, Pnniburg} Star
■"■js! Ct. Lnrs^i^f Th!"-M*\ n^p**.''.'! JL*
Cost City Mines, Mlnot nnd Woodpecker; Dii(fg,ui Uuntrods & Co,* Roll,
awn Con) Co., Tuber- WliltoStar Minns,
Strnthconni Clover Bnr Mines and
Pnrkdnlo Mines, Knmontoni H. W. McNeill Co,, Cnnmoro,
The oilier mines am but partially
running. The coal trade depend*: In n
great exieiituponrnllrosdcoriMimpllnri,
nnd with the great decrenso nf trnflle
the roads do not consume so much con]
Rumors of tbe approaching Dominion
elections are in the air, aud in the ranks
of the Socialist party can be seen nctiv-
"ity a"n"d'tlieT^e^TliMing^f^l*^"weaI->
est' points of attack and defence, this
time Labor will engage once more wiih
its hereditary enemy, Capitalism, on
the political field. Mr. Wm. Davidson,
of Sandoh, B. C, the appointed nominee
ot the class-conscious working.disss of
Kootenay, visited Michel, ,Coal Creek
and Fernie, but although having occa.
sion to visit this district on business
connected wlth'tho Western Federation'
of Minors, and. that !>°,?ftm.P.nlgn propf-r
has yet1' been decided oii, tlio local
"Rf.ds," who maintain that a campaign
Is alwity-} on In season and out, concluded tliat, meetings held at different
points would advance their position and
urge the necessity of having a working
man at Ottawa to demand rights to, the
wealth producers and incidentally peep
behind the scones nnd givo to tho world
tho real mennlng of "Womon'Wino and
Grnft," the epitaph thnt Liberal and
Conservative politicians are so fnnd of
hurling nt each other.
Mr. Davidson ban made good on this
his first visit as Socialist candidate, and
nil who havo been in contact with bin-
are well pleased with his frnnknej-s and
tho entire absence nf "sldo," and to say
the least, Mr. Davidson is in overy ro,«-
pect a fit and worthy man to represent
Koolenay at Ottnwn. \
Tho record of Win. Davidson In Iho
legislature at Victoria when Kitting ns
member for Slocan, is nun thnt Inspires
confidence in tho workers thnt hn will
gunrd their Interests truly and well'in
the "Cltadol or Graft" which jinnees in
pnlltu parlanci! under the name of the
I Inline of Commons,
The tneetliiyH nt Cnnl Creek and Fernie were excellent, especially In Fernie,
whore a crowded house greeted Mr
Dnvldsoiit nnd tn show the enriit^tnn**N
of thn pnnpln promint collections were
tfikoii up Amounting to Ml iih nn Instalment to the cnmimlgn fund, Iu tlio
past It Iimh linen to the slinme nf thu
IN PROBATE No. of 1908 ,'..
NOTICE is herehv River, Hint, on tho lath
(.in- of March. 1003. IT WAS ORDF.REH
BY PF4TF4R F-DMOND WI|,SON, JudprB of tlie
Pftid Court,-thnt .Tnme«Fertnsioti Armstrong,
OfRoial AdminiRtrntir in nnd for that, portion
of t.hft Comity of EftP^Knotcnnv. included in
the Fust Kootennv Electoral Pivi»lon. lie administrator of A',r, nm, STyOTTTjARJhe ps_-_
Province of British Columbia, dfctased, intestate ' ■
"Rvory creditor or odinr ronon linvinc an.v
claim hpon r interest, in tlie distribution of
the Estate of the snid rtcccn'pd is reqnirod to
send hefore the IWt.li dnr of "April. 1WS,, hv
ro/risteredlettpr.nddrc'Mtl) thonndor^iimnd,
his nam«,and address and thn full purttpulnrs
of his claim or into*ost, nnd n stntoment, of
his amount, and the nnfnro of the security if
any hold li,v him,   -
Aftor,tlio snid last mentioned date the" Administrator,will prnccod with the distribution
of the estate, hnvine rowird to those claims
onlv of which ho shall hnvo hnd notice,
Dated nt CrnnbroQli tills sotli dtiyo'.S'sreh,
A.D.1WII,.' '
'    OlTioio.IAflinlnfstrntor.,' ,,
IN THE MATTER OF,the estate
oi Edward Van Buyten,   late
" of Fernie/ B. 0., deceased:
Notice is hereby givfm that all
creditors and others having claims
against the estate of the said
Edward Van Buyton, deceased,
•who died on or about the 9th
day of Fobruary, 1008, are. required on or before tho 23rd day
of May, 1008, to sond by post,
prepaid or deliver to Mr, Eckstein, of Fernie, B, C, solicitor
for the administrator, their
Christian and surnames, addressos
and descriptions, tho full particulars of their clnims, tho statement of their accounts and the
nature of their securities, if any,,
held by them.
And further tako notice that
after such last mentioned date
the said administrntoi.1 will pro-
cocd to distributo the assets of
tho deceased nmonff parties entitled .theroto, having rogai'd only
to .the claims of which he shall
then have notice,'nnrl that tho
said administrator will not bo
liable for the said assets or any
part thereof to any person or
persons of whoao claims notico
shall not have boon received , by
him at tho timo of such distrlbu*
Dated this 23rd day of March,
I.. V, 110KSTEIN,
Solicitor   for   tho Administrator,
. nertnn ei«riife«n., »»r» nf una or
(Uncovered minora! In place, may
QIUHTS.-A person el»hte«n
ver, liavliiirdUoovoredi
loont.) a olalin l.M x 1,M<> fttt,
Homo fow months njro wo mirehnsed fiunihlni) Itiuicli, a farm of
100 acres of nxtra choice land, nlHinted nhnut 2H inllnwest of tho
City of Notion, In a,well settled portion of the dlitrlnl, Wn linvn
subdivided this farm Into 10-ncro hlnclt*, nnd wo nre nffeilug t* um for
hhIo on onny' terms.   The locntlon of thlH fnrm Is (•xeollnnlt It In cloxu
to tho 0, r. It Station nt Granite, thorn Is n jfonil Hclionl In the Im*   , ,   .,,,.1.«...n. ,«n,i (n n,« mimmr nonma, m
mediate vicinity, and thn Government wntron rend from Nolson runs  &  AZmf. ^•S.^nhMMint^^
throufrh thn proporty.   On necoimt nf Its elot-n proximity In a thrlvlni*   jf; | psM,thelM«tormny. urjoiiimyinsit^uree.v
~1, ,1,1, ;.,t,,ii..i„tr
city, the valuu ot cscli block inns': iieeesKsrily rnpiilly ineiensr
JUte In a t>iihthll<l locfitlim (or f* (ml* mul vwlthln (unit ar h
clilckon rnncli. The.ro li nlwnvs nn excellent mnrlict for -anything
nlonff thesa llnnn In Nelson, nnd at times very IiIrIi prleiid mny un ob*
tainnd.  The land is not hnrd to cleai 1 a irnod worker could (dear off
4b nnd haw,a crop tho tint hohhoti.   A,major portion of tlio ground Is
y i clearly opon, very little Mnndlntf prroon llmhnr. ThoroliiaHno stream
>i 5.' n-.itc; •       ■
£ within
i fj times to rIvo Intendln-z purchnsem the heiieflt nf n lliorniiRh Inipcc*
J •> tion.   Wo consider thnt tve nro offerlntr a rnrtleulRrly diolce article.
V J You nro not tnUlnfr any chnneo In seeurliiK this land nt onr price. Wn
i * ere ielltn{r those 10-ncro blocks nt 180.00 per ncrn, nnd t'niurrstiKetho
Throe quarters of an acre under
cultivation in West Fernie. There
is a Plastered House and other
buildings on the Premises.
1 ' -   ■-.;      *  -1
Will he sold cheap and on easy
Real Estate and Insurance Broker .  .
. Everything
Bar Unexcelled
All White
Kings   Hotel]
Fernie,, 3  C^
Bar supplied with the best of Wih-aw
Liquors and Cigars.
*«.M*raT»taM-ra    ^ ■- T*i
Dining Boom in connection      :-
Call In and
See us once
P.   V.   WHELAN, Mgr.
Motel, Hosmer
Now Open     .
■ ii *"**■""
Everything, new ami
up-to-date. > ■■
- Every accomniodntioi**
. for the public.
Bar SioCKed vitf*   .j-
finest in the 'a. id
F.      LABEL
The Hotel of Pernio
Tho contro of Commercial
nnd Tourist Trade
Culslno   Unoxcollcd
X S. r. Wallace
■ V
Prop. «i
Coai, -Ocul inlnlna rliditw mny bo loiucil fnr
11 iinrloil ot twfliii.V'iinii ,v(mr» hi hii iinmiul
iHiitul of #1 |ior nrrtj. Not mom, limn k.vki
iinruM nil 1111 do Iunho'I lo one linllvlilunl or
rompimy A roynlty Ht thu riitii of, ilvo o«nU
per Inn uliitll lio (Millttnloil nn tlio murolmiiUliIti
00111 niinoil.
Farnie's most
Every attention to tlio
trnvelling publio
Kooms reserved by wlro
T. H. Whelan
IA III ft,-
ovor, linvin
Tlm fot fnr rioonlluB *. olulm 11 tft,
At leniit (KKimuttlio «xpond«il on tin olr.lm
oiK.'h yanr or imiIi! to tho. mliilnir rvnnntpr In
rMr.lvs iy.n::^h J!.*!*, .■7::!:,'.,M-.'.".'':.".    'r,*:5 ,',?;• nre
n quarter of n mile of Iho Knntonny Hlvcr, wlicro the vory
finest Btlnoow Trout lUhlrifl- Is to ho lisd.
We jrnsrsnteo the ounllty nf Oicso Works, aihI urn plnnsod nt nil
terms in very «Asy jiaymcntH to suit purchitKrrii.
Fruit Lands and Real Estate, Box 51, NtUon, B. C.
a. »
U.I.UU,   «.'"•   UlriJil   i,^i4*i'l>4H4,     Vl.'...     Uii,«f      i*
qulromontt, pnroliiuo Hi* l»ml at II *o*r »cro,
, tiiu pittout pruvuU*. fur tlio imyimni of r*
royalty nf VJ per cont on tlio mien,
I'mcvr minlnn elnlmi ««inr*lly «r« Ifti feat
nqu,»r«; entry f«o ti ranownljU yiurly,
An *i)pllo«nt mny olitnln two l»»i»» to
droitne fur sold nf Ilvo Tnltmennli fnr t* torm of
iwnntv vcRT«,r»n»iw*lil(i nt tlm dlnnrotlnn ot
llio MltuuUir ol vlio ititnruit
Tlio l«»»co ilull linvo *.) dreilffo in op*r»tlon
within ono MHion fr;m wia (Into of tho '
for Moli Jlvo mllon,
.  f
t4r It oioeoil
■ tio.nui,
.... ».....,  llenloj »iDj>orjtnmim for
ouch  milt of river .{•■hi],   Itoyolty nt tho
rota of »l poroontoolloctoa on th* output of-
Dopniy Ulnlntur or tho Interior.
N. II.—I'r.AtttliarlMtt imMfcutlon of thin it-t-
vortiumont will not 1>* p«lil for
An* 1-OT.Sm
Ledger for News
mmefwits:—lo-.imi i .ijiuuii aamsBemsa
Well furnished rooms.   Tho table (••
supplied with tho bust the market
nffords,   Tho bar IH supplied
with the best wlnel, 11-
qnors nnd oljrars.
Jas. Severn, Prop.
■•Besides being an excellent r-s*
**«<*y tor eolds and throat troubles, Chamberlain's Cough Bemsdv
ia unequaled aa a eura for eroup,"
saya Harry Wilson of Waynatowut
Ind. When »lven aa soon aa Out
eroupry eougrn appears, tbla ra*
nicdy -will pievei.t the attack. Xt
is used suecMafully in. many Uiou-
saada of homes. Por tala by all
druggists. tilye BisttiM Zedgev
i .
Official   Organ  of  District  XO..-.18,  U. M. W.  of  A.
Fernie,  B.C.,  March; 28th,   1908
New Track to be Laid Between
letlibfidge and Macletid-
A fine Grade.
The new line of the Canadian Pacific
Railway between Lethbridge and Mac-
ieod on the Crow's Nest branch will.hi*,
built this year. Tonders for this work
are now .belli*; asked for by tho company and the work will probably com-"
mence early in the month of April.
The old line south of the river is being
. abandoned owing to the severity of the
grade..' On the north side of the river,
which will be,crossed by the, great
Lethbridge bridge now tinder construction, a grade will be had which is less
than two-tenths per cent... As a grade
of, four-tenths per cent, is considered
, equal to i level track; it will be apparent that the grade, to be obtained by
the construction of the new line will be.
'.;   practically perfect, enabling: the com-
. pany to carry oh operations,in connection with the* transportation of freight
at a minimum of expense.    The chief
expense, in connection with the track
diversion is that of .the building of the
* .  bridge, the amount of track to be laid
and road bed to be cbnstructed,samount-
ingto only thirty-five miles. .
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; Peter. Patterson,;.! National, Exe*
cutive'Board Member from District
No. 18, has just returned from Nova
-Scotia where he, had great success.
It is thonght that the; miners of the
province whTshortly join the United
Mine Workers of America in a body
as a result ot Mr. Patterson's mission.
"^^^MinTWorkers' JonTnTlT""   ; -  -~
Declaring that the market is overstocked with coal, the Pacific Coal
Company has closed the LawBon wine,
near Black Diamond, v in the State of
Washington Tlie action throws out of
.work several hundred mitiois'aiid'reduces the production ol coal by, 400 toiiB
■o ———
, Harry . Lombard, Chicago light
weight, writes us as follows from
Calgary: "Some of Fernie sports
were here to see the boxing contest between ..Lauder and mysell,
and challenged, me on behalf of
some light weight of Fornie. I
would like to box this light
w.o,tght, whoever ho is, if the Pernio sports will guaranteo enough
money." -
Walter Oldhow also writes from
Calgary: "I, wish you would jput
this in your paper. I will -fight
any man at 135 pounds, any timo
any term, or any way reasonable
Signed: Walter Oldhow, 335*8th
avenuo, oast, Calgary."
Hero is a chance for our local
men to get these anxious fighters.
-- LITTLE --i
lire nlwnys iniportiiiit though often
owrloolii'd. It Ih often ihemljtim'tM
lo (i Hum's toilet ml her tlwin ihe
dothes themselves-thin give ihni
hiyllnh appfiinince no much to he
desired.'   Our slock of'     '
1nchidt>,<'tll die nencxl, most cxdu*
«!ve nnd deidriible styles of 'Neck*
wear, UndergiirmcnlH, Handkerchiefs, Socks, etc.
G. Fred. Johnson
Welcome,'welcome, T-..-T.;«Tohn>
We have waited very long..!
Now your paper's come to sight
Do you intend'to show us fight?
If it is as you may say,, ,
. Our laugh will surely be hurrah.'
THAT he nearly fell dead when
he heard a boy cry out "John's
paper."   Am I still talking?
THAT he notices that John has
done some writing for his paper.
It is rather a* pity that when he
was being paid by the Ledger for
writing he did not do a little, instead of hanging around.the bars
and. leaving the work to some one
else, and then appearing on the
Saturday .for. his pay. .If-he had
exerted himself half so much
for the Ledger he might not have
been fired.
•   •   •,
THAT he thanks John for his
remarks, every little bit of advice helps, especially from. such a
saintly head. The idea of such a
man quoting the Bible.
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, THAT it is so'irewhat surprising— not
to say anything stronger—that the'winner of the Pellat Cup has not received
his trophy as yet. Of course'he is only
an everyday miner, but his eyesight was
good enough at the time to win the cup,
and for that reason—if no other—he
•should have received it ero'this. ,
• '♦.'•-:•
THAT once, again he begs ito call attention to the noises in some of the
hotels on a Sunday, more especially during the evening. !Can this hot be
stopped for Sunday evening at least?
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THAT he is very pleased to state that
the proprietors of billiard rooms have
stopped the juveniles from" playing.
That only happened after his remarks
about it, but it really is a good thing.
THAT rthe police should patrol the
streets, especially Main street, more on
Sundays, and keep a little bettor-order
for ladies to be rudely jostled by a drunk
ori hor way home from church.* The
same manly display in-this "direction
that was put forth about that snowball'
a short time back would have tho desired effect.' '.'" '
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THAT there aro rumors afloat to tho
effect that the post office is going to bo
finished. That is all very well, but ho
has heard these rumors so long that
thoy are stale. . Tho present post offlco
is uttorly unfit for the amount of mail
that has to bo handled. It is hard on
the employees and the public.
THAT if tlio management of the rink
are going to put down a floor for roller
skating, ho would suggest that thoy get
it ready boforo nost Docombor, oh by
.that timo wo will appreciate a skate on
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THAT ho was vory much struck,
whilo monndoring up and down Victoria
Avonno, to notice tho vory drossy appoar-
nnco of tho window decorations of all
our stores. That cortninly is one thing
we are nhoiul of* tho majority in, It
reflects gront credit on tho tastes of our
moichants, arid especially tho window
* *   *
THAT ho hopes nil good citizens who
are entitled to do so will rogifiter thoir
nnmos'on tho voters* list, Monday is
tho last day, and all should show enough
intorost in tho affairs of government to
see thnt thoy nro able to cast a voto for
thoir particular choice on tho day of
election, Hut don't stop nt getting your
nnino on tho list. Voto when the timo
* *   *
THAT ho linn a vory nntlfjiinted but
UHoful gun In his olllcc. It is one thnt
IX V. claimed did sorvlco in tho '85 re-
hellion, ho that snys wondorH for Hh
nceoniplishmentH,    Of course  this Is
only a quiet hint,   It is nevor loiulcd.
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THAT one of the worthy momboiH of
the police foreo aHked him why he did
not nseortnln tho nmnbor of prlHonqrHin
jail before suggesting thnt thoy bo mado
to clean tho sidewalks. Thnt Is nil right,
but If thoy did their duty thoro would
ho plenty for the job, Now nltogethor.
Wm. Larsen Killed by a Fall of
Rock-Engineer Hamilton
fell from Engine
We regret to have to report the death
of William Larsen, a miner, through a
fall of rock on Saturday last. Ho lingered until Sunday, when he succumbed
to his injuries He was working with
Henry Bansmere in a crosscut off No. 15
chute.when a mass of rock fell, burying
Larsen. Bansmere was slightly injured,
and his lamp being put out it took him
some timtfto re-light and uncover Larson
and carry him put. Larsen was 28 years
of age and leaves a family.   ,
Engineer Hamilton fell from his en:
gine on Monday night about 11.45. Tho
exact manner of tbe accident is unknown, but the brakesman returning
from putting the last car on tbo track,
which had previously jumped off, found
the engineer under the engine wheels
The verdict of the coroner's jury last
Tuesday was "accidental death" in both
cases ,,
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THAT a party was hoard remarking
thnt tho "firlMt." wftfl too twvw.   Wr-ll,
.The heaviest docket that has.confronted His Honor Judge Wilson since
he was called to the Bench was presented to him at the nittiiijjs of the Fernie
Court, which openedlast Thursday and
concluded the following Wednesday
In the case-of Montalbetti vs. The
Hosmer Mines'," the arbitrator, His
Honor Judge Wilson, has handed down
bis decision allowing the claimants the
maximum compensation of 81,500. On
the 11th-of November last three men,
inc*luuing^oiie'*Etirrco "Montalbetti, the
foreman, were killed by an explosion
taking place in a pit where the men
were blasting earth (or the purpose of
fillinga railway trejisle'of thecompany.
It was contended.by the company that
the accident was due to the serious
neglect of Montalbetti in ordering two
Slavs to drive into a hole a Kick of
dynamite by using a drill and a sledge,
hammer. Mr. L- P. Eckstein'appeared
for the cl'niTnniit8'aiid'Mr;'Hart'McIIrti'B
lor the company. v ,,   .
Dig-by & Waldo Eiiecl the Crow's Nest
Trading Company for 3458.' Tho com,-
pany counter claimed. Tho plaintiffs
recovered their claim less about 8126
allowed by tho Jury on the counter
claim Mr. L, P. Eckstein fnr plaintiffs;
Mr. M. A. Macdonald, of Cranbrook,
for defendants
' Strachan vs. S, D. McCutcheons
and W, D. Milner.:
The *plaintiff who h^d never
been in Calgary and had left
Scotland ten months ago was besought by tho defendants to buy
lots, which the plaintiff said wero
represented to him as being very
valuable town lots, upon which in
a very short timo he would make
a considerable profit.
The' unsophisticated pafrter of
tho Waldorf agreed to mako an
investment. Though ho had no
money Strachan gave over his
bank book showing a deposit of
$490.00 und executed a power of
attorney enabling tho vendors to
obtain the monies. Afterwards he
read over tho agreement and
found that instead of four, lots
being mentioned therein, three on*
ly were referred to; also as ho
owore- tho agreement to repurchase upon a fortnight's notice
had been omitted,
Scenting something wrong the
"tenderfoot" Scotchman referred
tho whole mattor to his solicitor,
the property lay , and what its
value was. Investigation showed
thnt the property was situated far out on the prairies
or from two to two and a, half
miles distant from the building
line of Calgary. This property the defendants
bought at lpf!0 a lot about
[.week before they attempted
We are pleased to find from SEr.
McEvoy's communication to the
Fernie>" Hoard "of,; Trade at their,
meeting last night, that telephone-
communication between here and
Hosmer; will be installed by the
first or second week in May.
AH , the material is on the
ground ready "to commence operations, and the work will be rushed
as rapidly as possible. * This will
be a great boon to both Hosmer
and Ferine.
., A despatch' says: Deputy sheriff
IY R.'Morrison has seized the Sul-
liMtaix smelter at'Srlarysville and
the mine and mine equipment at
Kimberly,5 under execution and
judgments upon the suit of E. T.
Mackay/*" formerly cashier of the
smelter',^for $872 and H. W. Newton for* ?785.
' The amounts covered by the executions, represent in both cases
the anjalgamation of various
debts due by tbe company to certain* of .its workmen who had received- ,ijio pay .for about two
months.--previous , to the closing
down of the property. When the
hands'were laid, off at the mine
they received no time checks but
mere written, acknowledgments for
the time1 they had worked without
wages.-*/'^,' -        . -,
A writ; has been served for about
$7000. ;at\the suit o( the Crow's
Nest Pais. Coal, company here, for
coal: and coke supplied for , the
last five'months or so. The sher-.
iff has. not yet appointed a date
for the-{sale of, chattels to cover
the execution, nor can he do so
•until" five days after the levy.
Provincial constable Herchmer,
of Marysville is in charge as special bailiff or representative of the
sheriff. fthe Canadian Pacific" railroad ore trucks formerly used between the mines and the smelter
are lying] on a siding at Spokane,
and everything points -to a protracted, period of inactivity of the
property.'   There is some-talk   of
Agent Carrying on btensive
Propaganda Arrested in
A man has been arrested at Jloers,
near Dnsseldorf, on the Rhine, who was
engaged in carrying on a, propaganda
among tbe miners for emigration to
Canada. Careful examination showed
that quite an extensive propaganda was
being carried on among the coal miiiiny
population with reference to emigration
to Canada. The first transport had already sailed at the beginning of February, and a second batch was to follow
in March. Further investigations resulted in the confiscation, of -ixty
Btuitmship tickets for Halifax at the
premises of tlm a*.-fill.
thnt, of course, was tho party whownH
criticized. Now the "lonst said, soonost
mended.'' Ho only critioizoH whore clr*
cunihtancea warrant.     \_ .
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TrFAT -}!**1***-1*!.*??-- * '*-*."xJ .,,,.i.v „-jl.4,c.«'
herd the rowdies in tho'Voar of the hall
Know just how muoh Ignorance and self•
Uhnesn they i>o»Hess. Tho person who
appruuiattm tbe piny has to strain his
ear*-, to hear half of th<i porformsneo,
Hflnlly this hIiohUI be stopped by thn
.* • •
THAT in answer to the small pars-
, irruph iu Tin, Fiei*. Pre***, Tlm Iied«t«r
• does not deal in old fashioned stuff. It
I is strictly up-to-date in all reaped**, '
pass    it off on the plaintiff
$U6.00 a lot,
Two real estate experts from
Calgary swore that tbe property
w«s simply farm lands, worth
■flr-Thi-ipi.. nn one said, 8100.00 an
acre and tho other stated that he
had been offered the lots at 917.50
but had turned the offer down.
Ths defendants had led the
plaintiffs to believe, as ho stated,
that this property was one and a
half miles from the centra of Calgary, whereas it was several miles
away, and in a place where perhaps ior generations to com* it
will remain good at farm lands
only.   Judgment was reserved.
■forcing—a---yuDixc- _
the facts connected with the whole
business management of -the-concern" and the causes oi the present
condition of affairs.
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Additional   Locals
A party! of Great Northern ofii-
cials accompanied by,. Mr. A.
Guthrie inspected the new extension to Michel on Monday.
A. Gendrou, of Hosmer, was in
town on-Thursday and visited the
Ledger, 'and expressed himself as
very much pleased with our ■ new
plant.   : ■   ■ r
Acknowledged by the Canadian
Film Exchange that the scenes to
be shown tonight at the opera
house are the finest they have on
the circuit.
President F. H, Sherman and
Secretary-Treasurer J. A. Macdonald havo been in Fernie all
this week on important business
'in connection with' tho District.  •
Any article in A, C, Liphardt's
Window for flvo dollars, good for
one week only.
Messrs. Creo & Moffott ■ report
tho sale of the Hammond property
lot 8, block 27, to Mrs, Catherine
Pollard," They are still doing a
good business in Hosmer lots and
expect to have a considerable increase as soon as they receive tho
new survey.
Tho concert givon by tho choir
of Christ church on Wednesday
ovoning last was a great Biiccess,
the greatest musical „ treat the
town has yet had, and reflocts
much credit on all who took part
in it, and especially Mrs. Stevenson, to whoso continued efforts so
much is due,
Tlochon'n candles aro mado of
the purest of materials,
Mr, Louis Stockott, general
manager Pacific Coal Co,, has
taken up his rosidenco at Hosmer
in order to bo near tho important
anglnecring work ho is engaged
upon at Hosmer, Mr. Stockott is
very popular among his workers,
and will be welcomed as a citizen
of our valley.
Thp Methodist church Is holding
spocial mission servicos during the
coming week, when Ilov. Robert
Hughes ol Cranbrook, will deliver
wldresBfH. All friends and adherents are heartily and cordially invited to be present, Monday
night special address to young
people. Tuesday night address to
workingmen. Wednesday night
address to non-church goers.
Thursday night address to business men. Friday night, address
to Christians.
Fresh peanut brittel Ci*, e*nt* n
pound at .Rochon's today.
, 21-. J. 2>. Uuitl, geueraJ mafter Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co.,
on the westbound yesterday
for Spokane. Mr, Hurd expects to
secure some important orders for
coal and coke. We hope he will
be fcuttthf.1-4., as triis will -mean
more employment,,for our miners,
nnd more money for the merchants. From Spokane be will go
to St. Paul and New York to consult J. J. Hill relative to some
important improvements at Michel
and Coal Cret»V. Mri. Tfurd *<••
eompunled Mr. Hurd on hii trip,
Mr. Cha*. SImister, general «uper-
Intwdftnt will be in complete
chartre during the absence of Mr,
The following are the minutes of
the regular . meeting of the City
Council, held on Thursday eVening
March the 26th. ■'..-■•
Present: Mayor Tuttle.
Aid. Jchnson.    "' ,.   .
Aid. Watson.-
Aid. Vance.
-Moved by Watson, seconded, by
Vance.' that minutes of March 12,
13, 19, .and 23rd, be adopted as
Moved iv " .' nson, seconded by
Watson, that the Mayor's action
iri buying 500 feet of paragon
hose at $1.00. per foot be confirmed.   Carried.'
Moved.by Vance, seconded by
Johnson, that cheque for $759.25
be drawn in favor of school board
being March salaries tend '. accounts.    Carried,
/Moved by Watson, seconded by
Johnson, that the City of Fernie
give,notice of. its.intention to apply for an interim, water record of
water to be taken: out of Fairy
Creek,- subject to the terms of' section -.18,:-of the water clause-con
solidation ActT
Moved by Vance, seconded by
Johnson, that'the'Health officer
be authorized to purchase a Bab-
cock Tester and Lactometer. Carried.
Moved by Watson, seconded by
Johnson, that the water and light
committee interview , Mr. Hurd,
Manager C. N. P. E. L. &. P Co.,
re sale of water works and electric light plant. Carried. ,
. Moved by Johnson, seconded by
Vance,1 that we accept' tender' ' of
H. A. Wilkes , for fire ladders,
price $60.00, to be used in 20.
loot ladders.   Carried.
Moved by Watson, seconded by
Vance, that Auditor Johnson be
paid $75.00 for auditing City
books for 1907.   Carried.
On Sunday last a Socialist meeting
was held in the Union Hall. Hopkin
Evans, President cf-Local 1959 U. M,
W.' of A.,,-was elected to the chair.
After a few remarks from the chairman
President F. H. Sherman was called
to address the meeting. We haye bad
the pleasure of hearing Mr. Sherman
many Mmcs, but never have we heard
him in such form ns he was on Sunday.
At the close of the address several
questions were asked and satisfactorily
answered.. Nineteen of those present
put their names down to become members of the S. P. of C. The secretary,
Comrade McQuilliam,** has applied foi
a charter. Taber has good material for
a,first class Local. It may be stated
thai the Local should have started
some time ago when Comrade Leheney
was down here, but circumstances
were against us at the time.
.Work in Taber is very bad indeed.
The Canada West is about the only
company that is doing anything, and
that is so little, and the district is so
much in need that the. management
and the union officials are starting to
work together, to help tlie most needy
cases. If this should meet anyone's
eye who would like to assist them, all
donations will be gladly accepted by
Hopkin Evans, President, or Robert
Doodson, Secretary, Local 1959, Taber.
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The annual meeting of the Fernie Board of Trade; was held on
Friday evening,  March 27th. .
A large .gathering was present.
The meeting was held in the City
council chambers, at which W. R.
Ross, M. P.  attended:
The meeting was under the presidency of. Mayor Tuttle; The
minutes" of former -meetings were
read -and confirmed. The election
of,officers then took place. H. L.
president for the ensuing year, 0.
tf. Ross, vice-president, Calvert
Varty,  Secretary-Treasurer.   ,
Council' Jas. McEvoy, J., L.
Fisher, W. W. Tuttle, H. W. Herchmer, H. Wilkes, J, S. T., Alexander, Wm. Ingram, A. H. Cree
and the officers.
It was moved by Alexander,
seconded by Croej that the C, N.
P. E. L. & P, Co. be requested to
connect Hosmer with the present
long, .distance telephone system.
A copy of this resolution to bo
sent to the secretary.   Carried.
In response to this resolution-
Mr. McEvoy announced that the
phone line would be opened first
or second week in May ao all tho
material was on tbe spot' to begin wf rk.
James Heard, of Morton Park,
Ont., says:
"While employed at the Speciality Works of Newmarket 6 or 7
years , ago, I bruised my ankle,
but through neglect this bruise
turned to an ulcerated or burning
soro which caused me a groat deal
of suffering. I tried a great num.
ber of doctors, nnd was in the
hospital four times. I tried almost
everything, but'nothing did me
any good. I could not sleep at
night with the scalding and burning pain, but from the flrst application of Zam-Buk I novor lost
any sleep, and felt nothing more
of it than if I hadn't had any sore
at all.     It started healing    and
gavo mo no further, trouble Shortly aftor this as I was gotting on a
street car, my foot slipped and I
cumo with all my might down tho
odgo of tho stop and gavo my foot
a terrible mangling up. This
made it far woi.*;o than ovor, but
I started again with Zam-Buk,
and it did tho samo work over
again as it did nt flrst and my
anklo is sound and well as ever it
was. I cannot speak too highly of
Zam-Buk cures cnto, burns, ohap*
pod hands, chaflngs cold aores,
itch,(, chilblains, ccaoma, running
sores, soro throat, bad chest, ring*
worm, piles (blind or blooding),
bad legs, inflamed patches, rheumatism, neuralgia, sciatica, ah*
rccsbcs and all diseased, injured
nnd irritntod conditions of the
t-kin. Obtainable nt all druggist***
nnd stores, BOe, or post-paid upon
receipt of price from Zam-Buk Co.
Blairmore, Alia.
Funeral Director and
Office Victoria Street
Phone 63      Residence Phone 28
i Dray & Transfer |
All  kinds  of
Teaming and
Transfer Work
P. O. Hox am
Hammond & Mcintosh
Electrical   Contracting
of    Every    Description
Box 348
Fernie, B. C* ....  .(J1-**, , wl 4J4T ,.<SM4S3^J^^**44...l*4M.J^B»»JW4n-4ftKV,«irar.4',*4WR'K4,.*JU«4>J4ae,»frre«< —
DISTRICT LEDGER,  FERNIE.  B.   C,  MARCH 28th,  1908.
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Lead Packets Only -
iJ!ns Liiliet 4'V.,' Red Label .Vjo.,
and Uolil i.nl>el Ouo. i>ur lb.
At all Grocers
..The      Natal "Act,     was     lately
ruled, by Mr. Justice Morrison''to
be   ulu-a' vires,   arid   the  application for the release of the eighteen
Hindoos.committed for one years
imprisonment  wete- granted.     '*"••«
chief poinds urged on behalf of the
applications'was that the Dominion Immigration    act covers   the
whole'field,    secondly,. that  there
are sections in  the Dominion act
which are     absolutely affinuati.e
property.'Capital carries with   it   ani make such-action-as this   on
profit, "and    profit means,  some-'behalf    of  the  provincial go/em-,
thing for nothing, and the. Work-.! m^ - absolutely-conflicting,   and
b ,   ,_, ,f; .  ■ .thirdly,   that  the  officers ot ships
er and, the small property,.owaei; by obeying the" Dominion act ,,-e-
come liable to a penalty under tbe
head office, toeonto:
like the fanner, get the .worst.
When we' speak of capital- we .do'
not mean the instruments „when'
used and operated by the owners,
  - Tout when     these instruments   are
t r„i«,oVn' 'operated' partially  or entirely "by.
meeting, of Calgary    .-•* , * •■ ,*     - ,-A-v
' Labor '-'wage-labo1',  it is capital.        And
what is produced, by.-those work-'
ers.'bdoiigs 'ti> the owners'of capitalist - prope.rty.__It is true that
about one fifth' of .their product is
turned back, but you cannot '.exploit a dead working man, and it
is to keep them alive,., so1-they can
.   A special
Socialist.Local was held ,in
Hall, Barber block, last evening,
"which was. addressed'by .Chas.
"'■M. O'Brien," Dominion organizer,
'who' spoke'     on "Capitalism   and
the Workers,"     About 200 people
were     present
"provincial act,,'and the latter   is
therefore repugnant.
. Mr.''E. P. Davis, with Mr. Bry-
dbne-Jack^ and Mr.' E. M. Woods,
appeared    for' the  Hindoos,    and
Mr. "A.-D.  Taylor for. the provincial government. "The latter urged.!
that ,the,   attorney-general's     department'     should fee represented,
but did rn6t press' the /objection..
•   Mr.' Davies "was, strongly critical
of the'police magistrate... He^said
it   would  have  been  much  better
for '  all " concerned if     the .police
friends' definition of the word repugnancy.. It was not inconsistency only.' .-.Maxwell 'defined the
meaning as , such inconsistency
that the acts could not stand' together. The Dominion" covered, the
whole field territorially, but .they
excluded certain classes and they   , _.,,__„  ,«_■■..   .
did   not   profess to have covered    B.E. WALKER, President
,the, field so far as all the classes \ ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager
were    concerned.        The>, province j A. fl/'IRELAND,,Superintendent of
maintained that    to  the disabili-[     ".Branches     / <■■
ies    of   pauperism,     criminal    re-|   :      p .'.<■•',"-'*
cords, disease they could "add Jbhe I
disability of, illiteracy; that if^the j
Dominion     prevented nine classes :
they could prevent  a. tenth.      It !
was not inconsistent"1 for them to,!
say they were imposing a disabi- !
lity  on .-certain classes which the j
Dominion did not touch and that |
if they had the power to legislate
for it they  had the right to    fix
penalties. ■■
Mr.   Justice  Morrison said that
under the conditions, the men be- ...
ing Hindoos, and bearing in mind ; Fernld , Brnncji
what Mr. Davis had said of .them, J
he thought     it would be a hardship to delay. his decision.  In or-'
der  to  further  determine   in    the
matter he had ,no hesitation      in
saying     that the act was iunffec- j
tive as far as these men were con- j
cerned,- and  ordered their release.
Paid:up Capital, $10,000,000
Rest,   -'■*•-.,-.    ,5,000,000
Total Assets;.- 113,000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and in tbs United States and England.?
Deposits of $1 arid upwards received, and interest allowed at
current' rates. The depositor is subject to no delay whatever ta
the withdrawal of the whole or any portion of the.deposit.-.
: .   y- H.   L.   Edmonds,   Mnnairer
magistrate had stated .a case' and
Wm.  Draver occu
pied  the   chair   and  after  a  brier be ; expioited.-' The- manager  is "■ a 'j the&ia~Uer~ though' having1 no dis-
address.. called on" the' audience to '' wag.e« worker)   and' at his heel   is   discretion     as  to  the. amount  oi
open      the  meeting  by. singing  a^ tho     assiistant    manager,Vat-his
Socialist song.. ;'heels  the    superintendent,' .behind
John Harrison, the first speaker   him'the foreman, beneath him the
doubled     his    ability    to  handle   manual . , laborer,     and  at    their
fells How to Prepare a Simple Mixture to
Overcome Dread Disease."
Have You
with, tlie I Sewer?
.such a great subject, but called(
attention to the relation oof pol--!
itics      to "industry.,---   -At    some
"length he showed-the social character of production of commodities - and .emphasized ,-the .'necessity
of acting concertedly oh the 'part
of the .workers.., Forr as they
worked • co-operatively, they .were
ersploited en- masse-by' the, capitalist class,'.and this-was'possible*
because ,' of the' ' capitalist Ownership, of the means', of production.
omic   dependence 'that"spelled' for
workirigmeh'. "slavery."- ■;.
The' capitalist was in possession
'   of the . forces of' government,    the-
-workers must seize it.  -The only,
'way to   •' do' this was through   a
working   class   party—the   Social:
ist party. * .  ,   .
'. Chas!" M. O'Brien gave a very
philosophic address,' during which
>e analysed the capitalist mode
. ,-pf producing wealth. Ther.present
panic is as wide as capitalism itself There are a few spots on top,
of this earth which are not denominated by the thing' called capital. Thibet nnd some of the
South Sea Islands, and strange
to say these places are"'not affected by the hard times. Panics are
„ the result of the production of
surplus value by the workers.
This is estimated by capitalist
statisticians at four-fifths of his
product. 1 The race for markets by
the nations of the world, that the
capitalist might slough off the
surplus wrung out of the blood of
tho workers. was strongly
brought out.'Tho heathen nations
wero now using modern machinery and were producing a surplus
which competed with ,the so-called
Christian manufacturing nations,
and he who enters the world
market with tho cheapest goods
is tho winner. An a matter of
fnet Japan was exporting into
Canada 93 worth of goods for
every lj.2 Canada sent to Japan*.
J. Picrpont Morgan's Paris interview waB seyerely eriticisioci and
it was shown that the class Morgan represented held the trumps
that ho boasted of over In Fn-iice:
"If you men and women who
stand for this system and who believe you must, have a master,
then be consistent and lower
your standards of living below
the Chinese and Japanese to en*
►hie the capitalists of this con*
tln-Mit to compete with the capitalist of .the Orient; either do that
or make up your minds to abol*
Inh this system entirely,"
The International character of
capitalication hart involved the
wiioiewona in tu* uuoe» oi a
pAuiv-, And U*xd hiiiu&liL into being an international discontent
and opposition tryttaUittd in the
international Socialist movement
Feudalism w-mt down in patches!
tout r*j*-Jw*.inn! w..i go rtown in
one grand collapse.
' There never was a time when
there was such a plenty of food,
clothing and shelter in the world,
and yet there never was so much
nakcdnesA, Vannger of no many
shelterless. It is necessary to un*
dorsUnd the economic toicen that
bring about this condition. This
must Y.e known to the people before they could deal intelligently
with it.
The Socialist wan not after private property, but after capitalist
heels' the    _ unempl°yed  ready ' to
gobble up. their jobs.
The capitalist' class • do' not need
to ,usei their" brains'. They purchase brains on the labor .market. We must not blame, person;
ahties prominent in the. industrial
vorld.; : Their. , ownership is the
source of our misery. Capital , is
an .impersonal thing without a
bocly to .kick, .or .a soul.to .save.'
Not one of- you can -tell .who owns
the-C.P.B. ■ nor any other gigan-
ter ' who   they 'are, if the' 'ownership
is, the   thing     that'.must -concern-
you.. -.'■ ' :. •■   "       , \ '.
.Comparison   was; made  between
knowledge -■■ of capitalism obtaining in the ranks of the business
men, and' workingmen.- "Call in"
said Mr, O'Brien, ."twenty, business men of, this ' town, .and ask
them how the, value of this table
or even of th<> -Articles in which
they trade is determined, and,
they could not tell you, but you
call in twenty working-men, miners, lumber Jacks or other working plugs, and I'll bet that at
least three could explain the,law
of the economics in obedience to,
which value is determined.
The ^backwoods pioneers enjoys
a prosperity that is never known
after capitalism reaches out and
drives its fangs into thorn! For
when the two steel sails reach a
territory on tho frontier the corporation , independence of these
districts wero forovor gone.
Just as it was not necessary to
bill .the black slave to free him,
so it is possible to free the workers from capitalism, without destroying one particle of the capital. In the case of the slave, it
was by destroying slave ownor-
.-hip, so all we had to do now
destroy capitalist ownership,
The unemployed working man
who was not acquainted with tho
workings of capitalism and who
is Buffering with hungor, fools Hire
cracking somebody's head, and
whose head does ho feel liko cracking, not the capitalist but some
other worker who is holding down
a Job, A job—that iu tho objective of tho wage—slave,
"The Liborals at Ottawa will
tell you that the Conservatives
ore thieves, Jiars, forgers, graft*
cm, etc., and what they say Ib
generally true, and the Conservatives say the same thing, which
is generally true, too. A nice
bunch that at Ottawa."
Of two evils capitalist politicians, tell you choose the lesser,
but I tell you of two evils choose
neither, advised Mr. O'Brien, ,
J. F. Leheney, delivered an eloquent address on the founder of
iue -bocja.ui pauosopny, itarl
Wnr*. In hon or of whor.j*- anniversary the meeting was called.
the fine, had discretion as to the
length of imprisonment, * and yet
hail committed them for the full
term of twelve months imprisonment. It was certainly, a most re-,
markable sentence. .These poor
meii at the.time they startea for'
this country did not know oi any
Natal act, in fact it wa-s not in
nxistence, and "it seemed"- a most
horrible thing* for them'O'have a
sentence of' twelve '-months passed
on eighteen men who "we'^e l.ritish
•subjects, some " =of • them wearing
medals, for defending .'tK4 "empire,
for something .they, knew^'nothing
About. Not ' .only. . that,-.and ..he
thought' it was. material to state
it ..as bearing, on j the policy .of'Xhe
.Dominion " government, these sentences were certain to; have a very
_iS_tr_png__tendency, to ' cause trouble
To relieve the -worst- forms   , of
jLlneuinarisin,  take " a teaspoonful I "|
ot •  the ■ following   "mixture  after I ?.
each meal and at oedtime: '   ■ ■ ■      ; ^
.fluid Extract. Dandelion, one-';*
half ounce; compound'Kargon,', *
one ounce ..Compound Syrup Sar- > •£
saparilla,,' three ounces.   • j *
These harmless ingredients can ' %
be obtained from' our home drug- j a
gists, and * are easily mixed by i ♦
shaking them well in a bottle..j ♦
Eelief is generally felt from ■ the ! I'
' first few', doses. _ , j •
This prescription, - states a well- j
known   authority in   a Cleveland!
morning'paper, ■ forces-the'clogged- ;.
up,  inactive kidneys .to filter and
strain from the blood-the'poison-   4
ous waste .""matter, and uric   , acid,.  «£
which causes Rheumatism. ,-;     ♦
'.. As Rheumatism is' not only the
most "painful,.and -torturous -. ■ dis-
./>nCA  V,n-Jr.^l4^mioror,^nc 4-rt_Llifa H-Viie j_j
 «— — ,;^V.-~^_w.—.^..- J v.^.-7-tw -•..., VM4.44^-*
simple recipe will - no doubt. be
greatly valued by many sufferers
here > at" home, who should at once
prepare' the mixture to get this
relief.. . -.-_ - • ,"\
It. is   said   that a-person who
would take this prescription    re- '
gularly, a dose or two daily,   or'
even   a few   times a week, would j
never   have j serious   Kidney     ox j
..Urinary-disorders or Rheumatism. 1
^Cut . this out and preserve it. !
Good. .Rheumatism prescriptions!
,whi,ch,.irea.Uy. relieve .are-scarce, in-1
deed, and when you,need it, you >
want it badly. Our druggists here :
say they .will either supply, these 1
ingredients    or make the mixture !
I ready to take, if any of our read-'
ers so prefer.
in India,,1 where _trouble was/., al
ways, more, or .less to.'fbe"inet'v.'ith.
The action of one'' small" province
'and. the .action of.-one. police, magistrate ' within- ' that'■ .province
might ' be such" as to cause the
most frightful results in the British, empire.
."Hi's Lordship:' "Of course those
after-,all are sentimental' arguments."
Mr. Davies: "Not sentimental,
but it goes to show that immigration trom its. Very nature af-
tects the whole, of Canada and
must be determined.^y the, parliament "of Canada. AnVmigration
was -more exclusively a federal
subject than any other. According
to the soction of the B. N. A.
Act it was contemi'lated legislation on agriculture and immigration would be more apt to be first Omaha, Neb., March 26.—The
passed by tho provinces and his ! statistical bureau of the Union
submission was that it could only ! Pacific passenger department has
Two Cars of Sew-.'
■*   "
ex*   Soil   Pipe   and.
Plumbing -Supplies
Plea.se     call     and
get prices
J* -»•
Hardware ; and - Fi&rniture
remain in force so long as it was
not repugnant to the Dominion
legislation. His construction of
the meaning of that soction   was
issued a statement compiled from
government reports, showing the
value of tho products of tho firm
i» seventeen   statos west   of   the
that each province had the right j Mississippi in 1807 to have,been
to legislate for immigration into   a billion and ninety one dollars,
that  province, -but  the  Dominion !  0	
had the right to legislate for any I
particular province, any group of'I LAMB SHOULDER.
provinces or the whole of tho Do
'I lin Utile Ills of childhood often enmo
vriry Biiililoiily nnd often tlioy prove
"•erloiu if not Ires ted promptly, Tho
wise, mother will koop Ilnby's Own
rnhlets ftlwayi nt hstid and glvi. Iter
Mule ond* an occnulorml do«n to provnni
ilrkn*''**! or to trout ll promptlv, If I'
c/)int'« tinexpoctcdly. Bubv's Own
Tublftln curd nil tlio minor ullinpnt* nf
.'Ululruik wuil Hi'«t iiliwiliiUiIy t>ar«.< > Ml*
A. II, flt'iiui'iimu, Mstmll, N. S., k«jI:
"I have iwd RnhyV Own Tabids for
U'l-iJiii//, cnnitlimiion and other IDs of
childhood, and ..two found thrro a s»f*i
•ind f>xe(illf-itt mtxllclne■*■ Sold hy all
■aiti-H-flM* df*»1i*r» or hy mull m Mfftiti
1 hot front Tho Dr. Willinrnt.' Mmllclnai
minion. If that was so the province had only to legislate so far
as it was subsidary to the Dominion enactment, Pot* instance,
undor tho Dominion legislation
people who did not fall within
certain classes had a perfect right
to go into any part of Canada,
and if tho , province of BritiBh
Columbia passed an act providing
an educational tent it made it
very much harder for Eome immigrants to got into Alberto. The
not result of the provincial legls-
' laturo was that not only could
those peoplo whom the Dominion
specified not come into Canada,
but others that the Dominion permitted could not, That ho submltt
ed was Inconsistency, Was not tho
best ovidenco of its inconsitency
the fact that as soon as the Natal
Act was • passed immigration j
changed, i
Was not the fact that there was j
a deadlock between Dominion and j
provincial   immigration officers a j
sign of Inconsistency? More than j
that the master of the ship   was
bound    to     land the immigrants
under the Dominion law ana   the
Natal Act made him linblr to   a
penalty if he dfd.
It was evidence that the acts
wero nut only repugnant to one
another, but at    daggers drawn.
« 4.»r.».,1l^,     *f„     »1,,     *f>. ,.,*.. I.. _    T    4V«
•* - -   -   *-   * '-* -   *• «  -, W —   « »»t *...*. »4       „. »44V
master of the ship failed or refused to land the passengers and
their luggage freo of cost at the
usual landing stages and at reasonable hours, he incurred a fine
of f40 per head. Under that Mat*
nl Act If he did Unr! them h»
was lial.le to a penalty of SiOO.
One must be right or wrong, they
could not botir be. The suggestion about the Natal Aet was
that it was labor legislation and
even that was specially dealt witu
by the governor in council
Mr. Taylor said that something
for the sentiment il aid*) had been
-laid.    He  could  urj,c sentimental
< Whether resulting from a sprain
or from rhoumatic pains, there is
nothing so good for a ,amo
shoulder as Chamberlain's Pain
Balm. Apply t freely and rub
the parts vigorously at each application and a quick cure is certain, For «ale by all druggistB,
MA'cron   op  the  cnows nest
VOTIOK I* HKKEIIY OIVKN thnt tlioplnn,
*•*, pmlllii iiml liuol< of ruforonou iluly carfcl*
nnd nnil npproveit, nl' tlie ►notion of tlio Unci
nt railway of tlit Crow'* ,\e»t Hrmtliern Hull'
wny Com pan v from Htallon 1IM1 + 0T.S0 lo
thitlnn sInii + no, wan on tlio iwtli day of
lununry. luoa, tlopnialtad In tlm l.nud Hovlutr.v
OHIcoKtNcl.on, Il0„ aiNo. 7H8 0.
Hated nth M11 roh, \m
A,  H,  MA0NE1U,,
Hdlioltor for tlie Crow'x Neat
The Dominion Meat Co.
Fresh   and   Salt  Meats of all. kinds   in  stock
Poultry, Fish and  Oysters ir. season .
Dairy Butter and Ranch Eggs   ,\
Phone 4
Victoria Ave
Aflk your doctor ^ibout ihtie
liiioai cuuglia. lie will i«!i
you how,deceptive they ire,
A iicklin-2 in tlic.throit often
means serious (rouble thcid.
Better explain your case carefully to vour doctor, and tsk
liim about your taking Ayer's
Cherry Pectoral.
We paklUk »ur r*ra«lu
W» biBlih aU*k*l
***••* *»t nMitim
W« art* »»» U
Wholesale & Retail
Always ;i choice supply of Beef, Pork, Veal,
Mutton,  and  Lamb on hand.    Hams,
Bacon, Lard, Butter and Kgijs.
Our Specialties
Fresh,   Smoked   and   Salted  Fish, always n
pood assortment.   Try our Mince
Meat, Saurkrnut and Oysters.
..ill ni)|'iirj!iliiliiji;i
m0 ||e!SESSe9gi0
■1 pa^w w l»^a**i •^^■•1
Who mikes (he best liver pills? The
   ,--.. . . t-*»-  — 1 J« c> *yer Conipany, of Uw«li, Ma»».
grounds if he msheA, and for the j They hevn been miking Aytr't Pills for
Hindoos themselves.     The   post* i over sixty years.  If you hive the illfht*
ti-An be took o» brhalf   of    the J ett doubt about uiinj these pllli, aak
province     was thnt   In all eases 1 your doctor.   Do tl he lays, always,
where    the   provinre   hnd  power„| •~uue*T***i.o,AtetCe.,tewen,Mtee*--
thnt f'Otver ,*«as »bi.olute; it whs }   —.——	
niennry wltliln   it*  own   vrovlnee.
^   . ' »       •   UA'iOD
Thett U a Mason whr CARBO MAONBTIC Retort are Ihe UAtniUvtM
.,     TWO words Toa wn »T0«V
TWl method ft! temnerlnr which Is OUR RXCLUSIVR SHCRRT
PROCQSf, PRP.IERVES TMH CARUON In the steel blades, whereaa
temtwrtnir by Are, the only other method known, DESTROY! IT.
In private uie. Do you reellco whet this means? Remember the
■ He   diet   not   accept   hi*[learned ! Snbseribe for the District Ledger, I J^     \J9     QUAIL      AgCnt,    Ferilie /
DISTRICT LEDGER,  FEKNBE.    B,  C.,  MARCH 28th,  1908.
► ■
-.A federation af ■ the, northern,
southern and 'western coal ,'mixiers''
V union in'New. South Wales is now
Completed. ',
' 7", Another check on sweating child-
• ren has been introduced - in. the
New'South11 Wales Assembly in-the
■ shape ^of a'minimum wage bill.*'
'"■The     New . South Wales Registrar's report for 1906 shows that
at the end of the year, there, were
130 unions, with a registered mem-
.bership of 88,748.   .      ' - .
■ r-Brisbane (Australia's coopers
have built up a good union'and
recently they' have received benefits from     it in   the.  shape of a
• standard = wage of , three pounds
per week and an eight-hour day.
■„•• .The Virginia Mine Proprietary
at Eagleshawk, Australia, have
locked'out the miners owing to
their refusal \ to submit to the
humiliation of being searched
wheno coming*1 off shifts.
.', The difficulty existing .between
the Slaughtermen's "Union arid the
Sydney Meat Preserving Company
at     Auburn;  Australia, has" been
.'Settled . in favor of the men;   who
.had a union at their back:'       , '
There, is a big rush in New Zea-*-
land for,workers', homes, built by
the government, and rented,J with
the option of purchase, to wage
earners. Rack-renting landlords as
a  consetquence' are  furious.
'"iA movement is now on foot in
organized labor circles- for the
purpose, of bringing the industrial
legislation of the various. Australian States, under the control and
administration of ; the commonwealth government. ...
-; Millar, the New Zealand minister, for labor; is wise in his generation. Having drafted an amendment to the conciliation and arbi-;
tration act, he has submitted it
to the.r-anions* for their approval
or rejection-a
;; Newt South Wales labor organizations'   arc about  to  take, steps
;:ib counteract the lying- tales   of
immigration .touts,-;  in England
'and South Africa, by the publica- -
iion-of"- *• the *itruth -in-connection,
with,the .condition; of the, Austr^^
~Jj^n~iabdV;;"mya"rtet." '*-:-.[ '.'.".'.' •'" :.i
. $ A Japanese' imperial. ordinance,
which was" pfbriiulgated iriri8B8,"
forbids .the employment of I foreign,
labor in Japan except under lim-
ited,. jga-aditipn'Si; JBfeich. ,,; r.estrict;,
*£ueh employment only to the old
treaty ports whei'e' foreigners con-
■ gregeXe.,;,'.. ..-,'..'. ,.,"'.' .■.;,' ■'
!VA big     effort is being malde. in
.' Sydney, Australia; to . unite more
:fAosely^.toge.th'er,„' all..branches., of,,
the'clothing trade, industry. When
that is accomplished;; the Sydneyx
men intend to lend a hand   and
help their    Queenland mates -.: -to
fpllow'the good example.   ..
Ji Already    attempts    are     being
made' by unscrupulous employers
on" wb>kmeri,'*"'in' order to* defeat'
the**-intention of the Australian'
*-!«l**e?ftL.?ftTHament,, in protecting
the wages of employes under   the
excise clauses- of, the, new -tariff,
All the,'Spaniards employed in'
the sugar-flelds in the Geladten
Australia' district have gone on
strike against the* planters! agree*
mont, Seven of them have been
•sentenced to four months' impri*.
sonment, and twenty-ono others
have beou jailed for loyaltv to
their mates.
Marion Bridge, C. B., Jfny 30 '02
I havo handled MINARD'S LIN*'
IMENT during the past year. It
is always the first Liniment asked
for here, and unquestionably the
best seller of all tho different
kinds of Liniment I handle.
The Most Popular Dish Cooked In T!.i*»
Fashion Is Chicken.
The charm of conking on j-afPtrolo is.
iu the'; delicious ".'don".!!..;* of-.niivor*'
that it, accomplishes. And' one «■•,>.ii
have'"meat as-well as vesri'talilf-s. t\\<
from ' the: same disli'iiiid \vi!ii ('(■...•ii
s*ood flavor. Pet-Imps Ihe most |\op;;ia!
i-asi-pi'ole^dlsh.is chicken. To. iuvikuv
(his the chicken should lie \vasliwl nml
wiped .very carefully 'tuul tlioroiii'lily.
liie.i■ lmttered all,.over and dipped -i*.
fio:,i*. The chicken Is (lien laid in tli»
bottom of a good sized cusserulo' and
1 wo i-ups of sonp stock'are added. If
i-cjretaWes are desired .villi it. a down
jtuiall onions are put in whole, wiili a
eoiyjle of lurjre potatoes- cut iiiUi-ahout
two'dozen small Imlis, one carrot cut
lulu'fancy shapes, two, hnfuli'iils <nf
..'ring'beans, two stalks' of i^lery. a
■'•love of garlic, whole:'salt' ami -pep-
:>ei,.° a sprig of parsley 11 ixl ono tsimlp
*.--iH Into I'lincy shapes. All these arc
:,ild around ihe chicken, and, (lie <.-:m-,-
jr-iole is-theii put In Hip;, m-i-ii to'slay
for an hour and a qnnVter. If the vc-k-
c.nbles are youii}* *iii<! fmsh; then it is
"■esijo pal them in after the chicken
'las cooked for twenty minutes. But if
(hey are old then they can be"started
•vlicii the chicken.Is, and.born,will lie-
•o:;ie  tender, and  done  at  the  snin..
•■"•«•'     „  .,-.    '     ,--,'-'   w  ■ * •-
l>evl!ed  chicken   Is another'savory
'.-assiirole dish, which Is better known
;it i-estiuirnutB than it .Is sit the family
.(alile. To make", this "the chicken Is
first broiled. Ten minutes before it Is
time to, serve the chicken is removed
from the broiler, laid in the casserole
•md the following sauce poured oveil: Take a littlo mustard, two or three
tilhlespoonfuls of Worcestershire, pep
per, salt and stir. After the same !-.
poured over the chicken breadcrumbs
are sprinkled on it, and then the casserole, with Its contents. Is put In the
oven to liraise for a few minutes.
A Stunning Dee ion Jr. Gold Beads and
•■' - - ' Sequins.
The shabbiest of-suede or silk wrist
lings can be.,made to look very', elegant
aud expensive In the following way:
!Cut;away the old leather to within*an
Inch of. the frame and make a new
: ii-afe';: or ■ brocade or^thlh' tapestry t he
•'i-Vruiie fifee. "> Jo stitch It to the suede
■ rljftir*!'iip' close to the frame Is'a yer;
-««sy^roatter.._.theiietiiff- being turpi-.'
Frosidont Roosevelt is said to
havo remarked that it is a strange
conditions of affairs which makes
it impossible for the president of
tho United States to m&ntlon tho
eighth commandment without
causing a panic in Wall street.—*
Tho Public,
r.ii.'.  ilu-.-x.-l.. of Hiiviniii, Cuba
J:. ciiuuiK-iKlN Oliainhci'Ifiiii'M
(Joiigli it..-hum)*/.
' "As lonff ago as X can remem*
ber my mother was a faithful user,
and friend ,, of Chamborlain'b'
Cough Remedy, but never in my
life have X realized its true value
untii now," writes jfroi. ii. #..
TloWiil, el Howell'**. Amerlcnn
Sohool, Havana, uuba. "On the
olgbt of February 3rd our baby
was taken etch with a very severe
cold, the next day wai worso and
the following night bis condition
'•.fear    \ut+y*i+U.    J*-*    Cililld    Ujt    lit
4own   and it was neeeeeary    to
have him in the arms every mo*
ment. Even then hie breathing
-was di—cult. I did not think he
would live until morning. At laat
X thought of my mo there remedy,
Ohamberlain'B Cough .Remedy,
which, we gave, and it afforded
prompt relief, and now, three daye
laUr, he hn*» fully r«cov«K«d. "Under the eireumeUneee X would not
hesitate a moment in saying that
Chalmberlain'e Coubh Bemedy,
and that only, saved the life of
our dear little boy." Tor eale by
•all dnifgliU, '
iJritb' Vfiu'iipe Ta'fi s.y\x\V:- go* n long. "•■• Nex 1-
coines*. the-, deeonitlon.-w The- bng* ii.
lustruteil Is buwii with Jewels, wltli
the lovers' knot In, tarnished gold
braid. , The Jewels lire very close li>-
gctlier.'.n'ud'UllH u.good plan to follow
the pattern of the brocade'or else iir'.*
11 Blmple geometrical design, When
tho embroidery Is llnlshed, sllpsilteli li:
a silk lining, which wlllhldo all tie
ntltch-js, Several hugs too dilapidated
to use wore renovated In this way and
realized 11 comildviahlc sum each for'a
" "Not Taking Any." ,
An nmusliig story In being told con
corning n curtain <liiohe«) and little
Prince Henry of Wales. The (lucliec-
was staying at Sniulrln^liain, and inn
wis being served In itlie big lini!
Prlnco rionry, .who was present, wan
mado much of by the IuiIIum, nnd tho
.IiicIicrh, In her H«"('fllo«l louos, said to
"C01110 hero, dear, and give me n
Prince Ilnnry came, guvo a «o:>i
look nt her iitul then snlil In his shrill
clillilli'h treble: ,
"Thftnk yon, somo othor day."
It was ipiite IrreslHllble: no one could
help smiling, and Impplly tho duelions'
KeiiHP of humor wiih wulllelnnl to per
mlt lior to enjoy n hiugli nguliist lior
sell'.  '
A Rule of Three,
Throe things lo govorn-lemper.
tonfrue nnd conduct,
Three (IiIiikh to ciiltlvnto-courage.
iilVeellnn and gentlpncHs.
Three thlngn to commend-thrift, Industry and proinptnoPH,
Three UiIiikh m ileflplHe^-cruelty, nr*
roH'ince anil limriitllude.
Three UiIiikh to wIhIi for—hoiilth,
frlomlH niul contentment.
Three thlnui* to admire—dlunlly,
(triu'ofiilncss anil Intelliiclunl powor,
Three thinpi to Klve-nlniH to die
McrtJy, cwmXwI Jo Ihe r-jid and n;ijtre-
elation to Ihe worthy,
- -, 1
DEOPLE, stand quiut, while' we talk. We have just-
opened up a large consignment or" Dripping Pans,
'Bread Pans, Roasting Pans and Bake Pans called "The
Never Burn.". They are someiliingentireiy new. They
are smootl. ant! bright* and will not' collect dusi and
grease.. They are well made out of the finest American soft polished sheet steel. They have steel rods
beneath which protects'them fro*n wear .ind burning.
They are in fact the finest .assortment?of pans we have
ever been able to purchase.       '' ,
'    *.t>
'    aVa-r**-*;
Say ! Why not have your plumbing'
done now before the big rush. We
have the.largest staff of experienced
plumbers, steam fitters and tinsmiths
in" the city.'   Prompt and efficient.
—lewii*. connections a specialty—
k.T. Hamilton, Proprietor
Telephone 1
*•»    ^l * z
Next King Edward Motel
,^tktonce.hea.].nevcx. gouo, beyond.tljil
etove oimple ttateraent of Bcriptiire.;' But
It Jim; lllnminatod that staienieat a-ilj
gtvea it a meaning ever broadening witij.
the Increasing-breadth of-knowledg-e,
.When,U»e;blood 1b "bad* or impure it'
it'.'"bo»^Taloiievthe'body which suffot.
through disease. The brain': is,, atott
clouded, Nha mind: and Jodgemen'J tM
elSected, antf'laviny an evil deed 6r Impor*
to^«^Vll^*JO^tly Ut^ to thjtt
imp'ja*groTtlae BHiai^' Foul, tinipur'4-' --^
'can be made miy^.* 1ft. ■ iJjy ..bp
Pierce's Ooldcji^Meoleal Discovery,
enriches aiHt-nnrllifis:tlm hlppaj t.ht,^ _
curing, plmplea, blotches, erupUdnf -»j4'
other - cutaneous, affectboa, as, eaemaV
tetter,.or salt-rhoura, hives and other'
..maulfcstatlons.of Impure blood.,. „,    . .;.;.■
®   '    ®,      ®     , ®       ®        ®
' In' tho'curo of Bcrofuloufl swellings, enlarged glands, opori eating ulcers, or old
Mores, the "Golden Medical Discovery "has
performodthemoatmsrvclouo cures,. In
taaos of old sorosior open eating ulcers,
It Is well to apply to tho open sores Dr.
Pierce's AH-IIoaling Salvo, which possesses wondorful lieallng potency when
used as an application to the sores In conjunction with tho use of "Golden Medical
Discovery" aa a blood cleansing conRtl*
tutlonal troatmont, .11 your druggist
don't happen to havo llio "All-Healing
Salvo" In stocli.you cannaslly procure It
by Inclosing fifty-four, ennts In postago
stamps to Dr. Jt, V, Plorco, COS Main St.,
Buffalo, N. Y., and tt -will como to you by
return post. Most drm-glsts keep it as
woll as tho "Golden Mcillcal Discovery,"
®      ®      ®      ®,     ®      ®
You can't afford to ocenpt any medicine
of vnlcnown cnmpr?s-lflo,i, ns a substitute
for"Qolclon Mntllcnl Dlncovory," which Is
a modiclno op kkowk coMrosmoN,
having a complete list nf Ingredients In
plain English on Its bottlo-wrapper, the
saaiu being ,'ittestod as correct under oath.
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pollots rogulato
unA Invigorato Btomach, llvor and bowels.
The Afts-noon Tee.
Oniiiiro utriiwH nro nmong the dainty
il'.lliltfi thnt nrc fwinntittv-iwrvwl will)
■iflffmoon ten, To mako, them tbo can-
.I'Kf. qnlckMit wny, retnove tho, white
<ncinlirnno from the ornnge p«i>l, cut
Into thin, even etrlpn and eoak In cold
wnlrr for two hoiini. At the end of
thnt time wipe ilr.v. rtoll two ciijm of
«n*"nr wltb one nf water until tho
-Imp thr-emli", dip thn i<(i-hwh Into IhU,
Dion lay on oiled purwr until the next
duy. "
When Cla-finlng Knlvee.
Add a tiny bit of carbonate of eode to
the  beta  brick on   the knlfebo-anL
Knlvee will poUab much aiert e*iUy^
Uom CM.
As nntlclpntcd In mil' meruit report.-,
tlio conl Initio nff/iln uliown >om»> ulpiin
of liiipiovDiiiunt, .  "
Work nt tho rolllcrlN aennrally m'«k
stnadlor ihirlnp tlin pnm week llinn for
Nome fow wcckH print, nnd ImpoH nm
ontortiiliiml tiint furlhor linprovnmfiilH
will tnkn placo at nn curly tlnto.
'1 lio Mlilptiionti of conl from tlm port-
in rScotl.it)-) last wenl. amounts! tn
nnnrly 260,000 tons, ft«comjmrr'(l with a
totnl of About 107,000 Ioijm for the pre
cctllnjr wook and ol 210,000 loin for tlio
c,vro»'p''*,',tl*iji* woolf nf last venr—In-
weaBPH rMpncllvnly of 567,000 tone and
The; Increase, of Inst vnok thoroby
roducea tha not docroano for iho year
to 102,000 tons.
L*Ui' {wuWsa .'n Lisx^nV.ro nro
rather numoroui, and some are vory
serious, anwlll^boicnnfrom ourdletrlct
Tho blj* struggle at Mesira. Wataon'a
Hamilton colllorlei In Hill proceedln**
and through It la Mid, applied the
"block," on the Mmellnfa as haa h«on
In operation for anmayr>ara pant. This
is a.moet certain to precipitate a conflict
on a h\g scale, ae Linarkehlre minora
will undoubtedly dojivery thing in their
power tolpreventyhit ityle ol flichUujj
Kettiee; • hold In tbe country.
■-■.■/-.-.One. 'Way:;' •';."
Cpionist R?ites
... *.     .. -toiv---: ■■-.■...'
From .Toronto, ,
' London
Khiffston $50.10
Ottntvn 51.40
** (via Chicago) 52.4fi
Montreal 52.70
Quebec 50.00
St. John')
Hnlifnx fla.tr>
Tickets on sale .Apr. 29th, 1908
"Correspondingly low rates from
intermediate points
For ItiitOR, nohorvntinmi and nny In.
forrnntion doalrod cull on orwrHo
J. M0R, O.K MoPHKnSi'iN,
U.P.A. Q.P, A,
N'olion .WJn.ii'.ti
•-'-■J9I row''''K-ffp*^^ • -   laStS&.W'.=■ Jwbjbj' ' JBta' fH&k' BS M-. *
mM Jnk JCTfeaPI^-^-'^F JP* &
,-JBSaemSmS)r   -mm ■ BMBOkj •**- ■WeV, ■AKKex?. Hw. _ ^^eV     SeweX-^
Hob. Wm. Gibson .
J. Toraball   '
Vlcc-Piesidcnt and Gen. Mgr.
John Praetor.        o
G«org« Rutherford
Hon. J. S. Hendrli.C.V.O.
Cyrus A. Blrg«
C. C. Daltea
J. R. Lawry;, Agent, Fernie, B. C:
C.   E, LYON5
'   t ~ 'i      r ■     '
.n Auditor. Accountant,-General Af-ent
Life, Accident and Employer's Liability insurance
Books opened,   closed,  audited, and accounts  kepi in the
'-._,'  rnoatr up-to-date mariner.,
Phone  Ne>»L-S2=
-House No.   174-
0 Fernlo-s Moat HomoUke Houae
King Edward Hotel
"''li L. Gate*, Proprietor:
Centrally   local ad Fe-rnle,    B. C.
Saw  your  Cordwood
I By Power and
I save money
4b '    *
^>   Cost of operatlne
very trlfllnn*  "
#Circular Saw Pramcs     Stationary and Portables
% Drus Sow Machines Sawing Outfits
Canadian Fairbanks Co., Ltd.,
Vnncouver,   B. C.
to Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, ^
(iKAI.I'.n TICVDICIH iiii(!i(i>i.a>i to tin* umlcr-
(J hIkiu'iI, nml iiiiiloriiiiil "Tinnier for litintlnif
J'o»t (Kill c. Viiiicniivnr, il,ft." will Im rmit'lvml
nt IhU ollli-n until HHlurilny, April */,'>, IHhh,
Inriliialvoi.v, tut lli« Cfliikftiii'lion (if» IlfciitltKf
Sykt(>m fur Did I'lilillu Jlullillim ill VnniiOUNur,
l'linin niul Mincinniilloiit. cmi 1>o turn nml
tutni* nl tunilor iiiitiiliiril on iiiji)lii/it|oii nt
tliU lli'|iiirtni(>i)li friitn Mr. W, Himiliirxin
Hiiimrliituiiilllill nmlilln't, Vlflorln, 11(3, mi'l
frmii JUr. Oliiulua T('»i,ull, (Jlcrli of Works,
VitricmiMT, )J ('•
I'cr.nii*. liiiiilprlnii nro iuiIKImI Hint, tuiiiloia
will not l-o coiinliUirHl iiiiIii»h mnilc on tlin
prlnti'il form Kiifii'lU'il, niul klnncil wltli llmfr ;
iiotiml •iunHtiirim.      , ,  , ,
Knell feiiilor rnn*t iiti iifcftin|i*inli<il lij* 1111
nerontcil rlinnuo nn H cliHltitrml lutnk, iiikiIa
EnyHlilfi to tlm onl«r of tlin IJcmonrnMo tlin
liiiittfvr of 1'ulilln WcirKU, tuxxhi to tfii jmr
conr. (IP ii.p.) of Dm nmount of tho tunifur,
will oii will Im forfeltcil il tlio iU'raim UmlorltiK
iliifllrm to untor Into n ooiitrHoi wbun ohlliirt
tipnp to do no, or If tin full to nomplcte tlm
wt.rk eontracttil for. J'.tht ttmltr l>« not
RC'iciitml tlie cIicqu*, will be rHiirneii,
TVS" Ti*T""*l*'fl',n*  nil**"  not, lilnrt   Itielr tri
nccept tli« lowe«t or Any tender.
-ty' OriVvr
yriF-rv, OKI.TNAH,
DtViurlmtnt of I'obllc Wotki,
Ottnw*, M«reli II, ««08,
Nt-wapa*-*™ will not "ntpnlil for thla -A-Iv-tr-
♦t*»mfnt If th«v lnt4frt It without *.athority
from ttiv l>tpkiiHi«iiiV,
Till*: LADY'S NK...JR nrn linn fn
tlio way of I)rn>r«, Mi'illclnof), rnrfimii*n,
PowdorHntutnll Tnllot loqulKiK1-, Kvery
Hii|i|ily fnr llift (Ii-chhIiik litlilc, luitiii'miin
or liomloir, Fmiicv Kniip* nml Sni'lmtK,
Cold Crcamn, Puff Boxi.1*, ulc. All kindf
of Porfumory, Hnir, Tooth nml Null
HniHliOB, MaiiIviuo HoU niul Bpoiitfu*.
Tho qiinllly of our kooiIh will mitlRfy thu
mont; exacting,. We get our KiipfilleK in
frr-uli nvorv w««k, n.-il finrrhimn onlv
tlin best qunMtloR for nil ilnpnrtiiiciitH,
Vou will davo 110 crtunu to tiiul (euU
Willi our prices.
Phone 12
H, V, McLe»n, Mgr.
Tlio Minors' Foderntlon of Gront
Uritnln In ulretvly pledged to back up
A.rrahiro men In r«»l«t|ng tho "block,"
vhlch has never been applied any wher*
In Dritain outsldo of Ayrihire previously.
A fprclal ennferenro of tho SeottUh
Federation delegate* hai been lomwon*
ed nest week In Glatgow to romlder
the nituatlon, and Important develop*
menu are almott certain to take place
All the leading lines of
nigh clctss Chocolates
and  Confectionery
FERNIE, B. Ce ..j^gjj^j^j;,*.-;*^^
DISTBICT LEDGES, FERNIE.      B.   Cr,  M-ARCH 28tl^,'1908.
News of the City
;   Baby    boy,    healthy,  fof'adop
.tion... Apply office of paper.__D.lt.'
Wcman -wants office'- and-house
cleaning.  Apply Ledger office. -_-Dl.
For..-***.,-, (*.—Ttitiiuiiiitiirri o'r H;.0«'-i,it
above" McKwinyV   hckeiy .sir .Pn'our.
145. -',"'.     n-|.
WANTED.—Thoroughly competent girl for general housework.
Goodwages. Mrs. A. B. Trites.3-i
Beach orchard for sale in Okan-
agon 'Valley, part bearing this
year. Apply , W. S. Stanley,
dollars at 'A.
jS'avel Oranges, regular 40c
. Special To" Saturday..."......,.....;
Cabbage, res alar 4 lbs  ti«r 25c
Special for Saturday   H lbs. tor..
PayCash    . W.  J.   BLUNDELL        Prompt Delivery
^Ay^&^Ay&^&^Ay&yAy^&y %r%AyQ^^AW§§ty§^^
Rags suitable for cleaning machinery bought at this office.
Trout. Ashing is now on,
H. McDonald of Bankhead visited us this week.
Score cards for bridge parties,
for-sale  at this office.
James Thompson, of Michel visited our.city this week.
T. G. Proctor of Nelson was a
Fernie visitor this week:
The Davies family left,for the
east on Tuesday's train.
% Miss    .Reading    returned    from
Vancouver on Thursday.     •
The fishing season for trout, -
etc., opened ,on-the-25th. inst.
Why buy old candy. Get a box
of'home made candies"at"Bochons
Mrs.' H. L.'Edmunds will not receive   again' until  further' notice."'
you   want   for   five
C. - Liphardt'.s.   ■
iL. O. Ku'mmer,? of Hosmer was
in the city on business' last week.
-Dan Elliott,' of Coal Creek;1 left
Thursday evening on a trip to
Liverpool. ' ' '
".-Rev."■ H. B.'-"'Grant" and- G".f' "G?
Henderson were visitors at Elko
on; Friday.       ~   '
-^J. Holden, of Bankhead; was in
town this week and paid tthe*. Led-.
gpr a visit.
■\iMrs. Farquharson left Thursday
morning on a visit, to her home
in _Samia, Ont."   " '*
„;= Candies    of - all   -kinds at -Ro-
chon-s,-' <■*.■* ;---■>-••> «' 3 *■•*"•'" ---».•'•■•,- ,.->■-
'" The" best moving pictures of the
era' house' tonight.",
'."   -  s-".- •*-  j     "*•„'•    , * *
jiSee A. C. Liphardt's window for
bargains at five .dollars.
-The case of Gillespie vs. Western
Canada Wholesale Co. was decided in favor of Gillespie.
-.Don't miss the moving pictures
tonight, _ if syou do'.'you?:will miss
the chahce^of-your?lifetime^"::' .-;
"t     ,-' 1:*- •''   V' ■'" '■'■        "■ •''      ;'.'-i'
>A.: C. McKeen, organizer of the
Owls was in town on Thursday,
and visited the local lodge.
■*.A.' C, Liphardt has a five dollar
window containing many bargains.,'..^  .:';r '   '■.v..;,  -;.•-,'.
A considerable number of miners are" leaving for the' old country, owing to the slack trade.
- Thos. Biggs, has1 been appointed
a commissioner for taking affidavits under the . British Columbia
election Act.
At the Men's meeting on Sunday next March 29th at 4 p.m.,
Rev. Hall will give an address on
the New Theology,
J. Moo, C. P. R. district passenger agent, Nelson, was in town
Thursday evening, and returned
to Nelson on Friday.
Rev. I, W. Williamson will
preach in the baptist church next
Sunday on the subject of "A
Strong Man's1 Woaltness."
Get a pound of good candy at
Additional locals on page 6,
We carry the most complete assortment in the Pass
A dollar saved is as good as a dollar made. For this reason
we asfc you to trade here where your dollars have the biggest purchasing power. We solicit your patronage and
guarantee that we can save you money.
Some Special  Bargain's;
Sled Rods, three piece.;.... 1JL $3.00 each
Bamboo : 25 each
1   - Ash and Lancewood     .75 each
*' <--
Fine Malacca Cane and -Washal.a Rods „>,...
"•';      'Extra'Values in  English Greenhearls     .- „_   ,
. -   -       ...        - ■ ' *
-.',   --   -!,"'?>-.' -• Our ','Wnlion's Favorite" is a winner
■ Our range of. Lines is carefully chosen for the clear waters of the
.    . Elk and consists of everything- from 5c Cotton to Oiled Silk.
.Examine our.Flies,.Reels, Baskets, and Sundries before ..buy--
nig, and save money.1   We have everything you need and the
prices cannot be beaten.., ■' ■ ' ■   *:.■.'*■'^ *■-,'.
■-■'1   N.-.JE.   SUDDABY
poucf awed iv i
, , Indianapolis, Ind., March-18,1908
To, the special  meeting
. ^teentii* Annual.
of the Nine1
- *■     *P"
Convention,"" United
... -■ "y."'t& ■''. -,«t'-v-.>"4*i; -v --4^-
Mine Workers .of America.	
_nr ..'«■■-
Opium 011 Juiuinry Htli, Why not hIim1,v
Bhortlimi'l, iMJokliocliDf, oti'., iiml 'nullify
for 11 unml inrtliirluil lOH.t'onr Wo oiin
liwlp you, IntoroKlInu ialnln»iio frnn nn
ruaiuint tn F. 0, Oarlmlt. Prlnnl|ml of
Tlio (liirlmlt IhulncM (olliw, Onlfriiry.
Are |irn|i*iml to enter ioIbiIIch'
IiimIc nn well ms urimtlt'tliDnV,
LiiiHch' IihIc nml fin-on treated
nny <lny but Saturday.
H j.' ;■■■•■■.■.■■■ 'i." '. '	
was referred the -question of defining
the policy of the organizationv in the
crisis now confronting us, beg leave, to
report"as follows: *».•; : '" f
Modern civilization and industrial
development receives its greatest, im*
petus.from.the production,of.^coal. Jit
is the,general basis?pf,,'ra4nuiacturing,
transportation arid'artificialhcat. -Any:
condition, .that4^_Mriou8|y'.''di9turb.s tlie
coai, industry affects the entire cominu-
nity. No man, or set of men, co-partnership or corporation,, can .afford lo
crealc a condition, for light nnd transient reasons, that will, stop.the production of coal and paralyze the industries
of our country. -.Such a .course can only
be defended' upon the grounds that
some great wrong is being'perpetrated'
or some fundamental principle of human
right invaded, for;which a general
stoppage of work is the only remedy.
... Recognizing these truths, we have
tried lo adjust the differences existing
betweon us and our employers by other
menns than stril'*?s. Our present wage
scale contracts generally expire,, 011
March 31, 1908. On Oclober 29, 1907,
at our invitation, we met the representatives of the operators of the cent nil
competitive coal field, composed of
Western I-'ennsylvanin, Ohio, Indiana
and Illinois*!, for Ihe purpose of trying
lo agree upon a date for holding an
Interstate Joint Conference lo consider
and, if possible, adopt n scale of wages
and conditions of employment for the
ensuing wage scale period. On three
different occasions since (hen we hnvo
met them for the same purpose, In all
of Iucko conferences the operators, with
the exception of InJinnn, have refusal
lo ngrec lo a date for such a conference
either before or after Iho present scale
expires on March 31. In addition to
lhis we have telegraphed them miming
a specific date, March 34, as a dale for
(he conference and that invitation, with
(be same exception, they have all de*
cllncd. Under thoic clrcumnlanceK, we
nuisi cither find home other means of
fiuttling our differences or slop work
when our present contracts expire.
'.In Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas," comprising what is
known, as the Sonthwestern fields, we
have contracts with the* coal' operators
by,which we have agreed.to.meet.them,
in joint conference lb "arrange a wage
scale before the present oneexpires. A
similar condition exists in central Penn-
sylv*Aniat-"West .Virginia;; Wesi.era*'Ke'n-
lucky;'* Michigan,*" IoW"aricr Colorado.'
One of the prime reasons for tlie success
Just to Remind
That Spring is here and
I am in a better position
than ever to supply you
Up-to-date Footwear
W. R. McDOUGALL ^!^^
jthati* wiiiie; »-e: have^cphtend^     thi)
■jbjat i»nditions ^ssible H
j making a'scale; I w Ken once u/haslbeen
agreed to we have held it* tbbe ihviblr
■Me. We must not break these contracts
,no»v.    For the. foregoing reasons we
.recoinjnend that the I following, policy
,be adopted:'.;; ■; .    r •) ■■ ■;.ilv.: .'."■. -4
,. ii; Tha'f'DiKtricts'14,'a 1 and as, co.iy-
stitoting the SoiilhUeslern Scale tils-
trict, be instructed tbi'gb inTb .a joint
convention with the coal operators of
that field for the purpose of making a
scale of wages and conditions of employment for the ensuing scale year,'
, a.*That the basis upon which such
scale shall:- be made shall be not less
than tlio present wage rates,   '
3. That all internal differences; local
grievances, and inequalities be referred
to the Southwestern Interstate Conference for adjustment in their interstate
conference, orothcrwUe,'as their judgment may dictate. '
4. That the same condition^ be applied to Districts 2, 13, 15, i7> a3 ,mti
24, where joint conferences are to be
5. That in view of tho fact 'that the
operators of tlie ceniral competitive coal
field, composed of Western IVmisylva*
ilia, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, having
refused to meet us in interstate convention prior lo the expiration of bur present contract, or at any other specific
date, each district be instructed lo
negotiate agreements with the iipernt-
or.*.' iissociiition of their respective dis*
tricls or where the operators.have no
association then with them collectively
within Ilui district.
(>, That tho Ivih'is upon which such
agreement shall be.made shall be not
less than Ihe present wage rales.
7. That all internal difference*, local
grievances, and inequalities ho referred
to (he respective districts of the central
competitive field fur adjustment.
8. Thnt where contracts are arranged
in any wago scale conference wifh the
operators collectively the fact lhat Home
operators In the conference may have
opcrnlions In somo other district whore
a contract hits not been signed shall
not be 11 bur ut signing ihe agreement'
9. That if.ilie districts, or groups of
districts, fall to secure a contract with
,».,?-      ...  ...,,|   ...,.    I,  .f , ,1,   .        , * .... 4*
t,.vii    W^»l«.>J.A   U-..W.W ktlV   t.4*.<|H>.>n>'\)>..    \>l
the present conlnict, through tlie conl
operators' association, or collectively,
the question of making contracts hy
other methods, shall he left, in (he
hands of tho International Executive
Board nnd the district-* affected.
10. That all of the foregblnj,*' contracts he made for a period of one year.
11. That an assessment of 5*o"i*ents
per m mi Hi beginning with Mny r lo be
paid to the International Organization,
be levied upon all members whose con-
lruel»ifxleiiill-teyond April 1, 1908.
Buying direct from the manufacturers and tlie cutting out the
middle man's profit places us ina position to supply better values than you can get elsewhere. Quality for quaht) our values
cannot be equalled.  Does the'saving of the dollars interest you.
; The Spring-model illustrated is the' latest creation in  \
Suits-6.75 to $27 50      Trousers 1.75 to $7.50
■'Comparisions are odious, but comparison will prove, that
King" of the Road Union made Overalls
have no equal.   Our price 90c per pair, •
We are offering startling reductions on -
Trunks,. Travelling  Bags
■  Suit Gases-, Etc.
-7 20'per cent, discount, on all
Men's Winter Caps
For good, honest, solid;wear our Men's
Working.Boots cannot be equalled ''"
lias been tested and proved its worth.
Our pricesN for  equal '.quality  wilj' be],
fouiid(,«'the lowest',.   ~t -\.\y   '.";*/'
$1.85 to $6.50   '•<'(
spring lasts and models ih a'great variety of leathers.    Your inspeciie'n is invited.    Prices $$.oo to$7.So.;
Newest and.most*up to dele
We would like.yoii to examineyburjSpring -slwwingf of Fancy and Staple Dry Goods.
',,;.   V',; \ ,.-.,   .,._ .       „ ,  ' ranges now awaiting your inspection   ,-..   -    * ■.- -.  .-   .     -    sn.}a;
Z- '- •*'.■• ■> 6HO0ERIE8.,-afe-^>;.■
Sunlight Premium Bacon together "with Diamond C
-Sugar" Pured Ham makes- a"(;eliible" combination
at "your service,    Sliced tb,vour'order in any quantity
COFFEE. If you'want* something really fine we would
like ypu'to'try "Ridgwny*« After Din net * Coffee"--* in
Sealed ,Glass. Jars. ■ 7sVcach'.-*--*.'* ■* ■ •' *->
We have also in i lb tins,  seal blend,  Liptori's and
Empress' Cdffees'nt' '^ot." per lb ■'-_.. '   "; "    '
:, For, extra good value pur, Bulk Coffees.can't be excelle^
MO-JA Blend, pnr lb .,' .' ..joc-
DIANIOND,Blend,; per lb............ ..........30c,
IMPERIAL Blend, per lb,  .... a^^c\
'-'  '   "     ' ' '    •"'•'       ' ■•     "*/.\R
Qroofry Speol«l» for 5«tiird«y
Sweet• Redland Oranges; per   doieii;.......?...'V*a-jq-
Huntley.fttPalmer's Biscuits, n*g. 40c, special/...iqc"'
:'$'lb.tin's Cudahy'spremium Lard, reg.90c, special 7<{c
1 a. That those members from whom
contracts shall. be made to take effect
on April 1, or thereafter, be required to
pay an assessment of 50 cents per
month, beginning with tbe first month
iri which they work after April.
13. That the International Executive
Board be given authority to increase,
decrease or discontinue the assessment
whenever the exigencies of the nitufi*
tion may require.
14. Thnt where contracts nre made
to inko effect April i, or thereafter, the
miners .shall proceed to work under
such contractu,
15. That where contracts havo not
been made by April 1, und joint conferences are being held nt that lime for
tho pur pone of negotiating a contract,
the district, or districts, in said conference, shall have authority to continuo
nt work pending the rei.uk of such con*
16. Thnt where no conlmct has been
made prior to April t, nnd no joint con.
ference is being hold nt that time lo
nogoti'ilc a wage scale, n suspension
ol work Khali take place until an agree*
incut has been secured, except where
joint wago conferences of reproNcntit*
lives of operators und miners of districts
or groups of districts meet, they are
then authorized to resume operations
pending final negotiations nnu signing
n contract.
17. That details, not heroin specified,
he referred to the International Executive Board and Iho districts ulleclcd, lo
bo nrrnnged.
J. H. WALKER Chairman,
john iwiausaos.
W. O. SMITH. "
J. M. CRAlCiO.
W. D. Simmonds has opened
a - Photograplc Studio and it,
prepared to do first class work
Studio on Gemmcl Street
Near the Ooern House
!> Builder AGontraotoi*
1-iVitinmteB Furnished and
Satisfaction Guurnnteod
Fornlo and llosmor
Subiorlbe for  the District Ledger,
Enlarge Your
Have you got yonr photo enlarged yel? If not Courtney
will enlarge it in Sepia, Oil,
Water Color, or Crnvon. All
clnsses of Photographic work
done. Developing, Printing
und Mounting done at reasonable
A. W. Courtney
Box 424
Try a Ledger Ad.
1  uiiiviL.        O I tultlfl    .   LMUMUIH
Tlm lnn«* Jni.lu-rl.for 1ms cojrip nt lni». Tho Fornlo Rlenrn
Lktrndf-f hon o| ered for IniHlnoHH with tlio bout machinery In
tlattuiatk-t tinn-iiicjuiOhinnfiHivc-ii mfcUiouh, banntry nml
MtUfaet iy work uu«rnnteml.  A Mini will convince you,
All  White   Help Employed
TO UK WASUKU IN OUU SUDS      .     .   ,
•-.*'•' ■J  ■; ■-
.Ml work cnjled for niul delivered fret, of clurjo'
Fernie Steam Laundry
Victoria Ave
Tel. No. 133


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